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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821521/effectiveness-of-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-patients-with-diabetes-protocol-for-a-nested-case-control-study
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Ludovic Casanova, Sébastien Cortaredona, Jean Gaudart, Odile Launay, Philippe Vanhems, Patrick Villani, Pierre Verger
INTRODUCTION: Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) is recommended for people with diabetes, but its effectiveness has not been demonstrated. All of the available studies are observational and marred with the healthy vaccine bias, that is, bias resulting from the generally better health behaviours practised by people who choose to be vaccinated against influenza, compared with those who do not. This protocol is intended to study the effectiveness of SIV in people with treated diabetes and simultaneously to control for bias...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818240/reducing-cancer-and-cancer-disparities-lessons-from-a-youth-generated-diabetes-prevention-campaign
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Dean Schillinger, Pamela M Ling, Sarah Fine, Cherrie B Boyer, Elizabeth Rogers, Roberto Ariel Vargas, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
Adolescence and young adulthood, a period essential for determining exposures over the life-course, is an ideal time to intervene to lower cancer risk. This demographic group can be viewed as both the target audience and generator of messages for cancer prevention, such as skin cancer, obesity-, tobacco-, and human papillomavirus-related cancers. The purpose of this paper is to encourage innovative health communications that target youth; youth behavior; and the structural, environmental, and social determinants of youth behavior as critical areas of focus for cancer prevention and disparities reduction...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751985/public-awareness-regarding-common-eye-diseases-among-saudi-adults-in-riyadh-city-a-quantitative-study
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Waleed A Al Rashed, Amro K Bin Abdulrahman, Ahmed A Zarban, Mohammed S Almasri, Abdulrahman S Mirza, Rajiv Khandekar
AIM: The current study aimed to evaluate the knowledge of eye disease and awareness of eye care among the Saudi adults and to explore existing eye-related misconceptions in the community. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Riyadh city during May and June 2016. A self-administered anonymous online questionnaire was used to explore the most common misconceptions related to eye diseases and eye care. RESULTS: Out of 1000 individuals, only 711 (71...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707172/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Piotr K Kowalewski, Robert Olszewski, Maciej S Walędziak, Michał R Janik, Andrzej Kwiatkowski, Natalia Gałązka-Świderek, Krzysztof Cichoń, Jakub Brągoszewski, Krzysztof Paśnik
INTRODUCTION: Sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most popular bariatric procedures. We present our long-term results regarding weight loss, comorbidities, and gastric reflux disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified patients who underwent LSG in our institution between 2006 and 2009. We revised the data, and the patients with outdated contact details were tracked with the national health insurance database and social media (facebook). Each of the identified patients was asked to complete an online or telephone survey covering, among others, their weight and comorbidities...
July 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654305/commentary-regarding-shapiro-nonadjunctive-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitors-for-insulin-dosing
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David Price
The FDA recently expanded the approved use of Dexcom's G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to allow for diabetes treatment decisions. This decision is expected to reduce the burden of SMBG testing and increase the adoption and persistent use of CGM. The safety of nonadjunctive CGM use was questioned because of sporadic large discrepancies between CGM and SMBG values. These data were viewed in the context of complaints found in the FDA MAUDE database and social media postings. This commentary provides additional perspective on the inferences that can be drawn from these reports and the risk of nonadjunctive use of CGM data...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611007/using-social-media-to-deliver-weight-loss-programming-to-young-adults-design-and-rationale-for-the-healthy-body-healthy-u-hbhu-trial
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Melissa A Napolitano, Jessica A Whiteley, Meghan N Mavredes, Jamie Faro, Loretta DiPietro, Laura L Hayman, Charles J Neighbors, Samuel Simmens
BACKGROUND: The transitional period from late adolescence to early adulthood is a vulnerable period for weight gain, with a twofold increase in overweight/obesity during this life transition. In the United States, approximately one-third of young adults have obesity and are at a high risk for weight gain. PURPOSE: To describe the design and rationale of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored randomized, controlled clinical trial, the Healthy Body Healthy U (HBHU) study, which compares the differential efficacy of three interventions on weight loss among young adults aged 18-35years...
June 10, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575462/sharing-and-helping-predictors-of-adolescents-willingness-to-share-diabetes-personal-health-information-with-peers
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Sarah E Vaala, Joyce M Lee, Korey K Hood, Shelagh A Mulvaney
Objective: Sharing personal information about type 1 diabetes (T1D) can help adolescents obtain social support, enhance social learning, and improve self-care. Diabetes technologies, online communities, and health interventions increasingly feature data-sharing components. This study examines factors underlying adolescents' willingness to share personal T1D information with peers. Materials and Methods: Participants were 134 adolescents (12-17 years of age; 56% female) who completed an online survey regarding experiences helping others with T1D, perceived social resources, beliefs about the value of sharing information and helping others, and willingness to share T1D information...
May 29, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540756/nonadjunctive-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitors-for-insulin-dosing
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Alan R Shapiro
With the increasing accuracy of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) have come calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label these devices as safe for nonadjunctive dosing of insulin. However, there is evidence that these devices are subject to sporadic, unpredictable, large errors. A text analysis of reports to the FDA MAUDE database since 2015 reveals over 25 000 complaints of CGM sensor inaccuracy, with instances directly leading to serious outcomes. These new data were not considered at a recent FDA Advisory Panel meeting that voted to approve Dexcom G5 relabeling for nonadjunctive use...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403865/implementing-360%C3%A2-quantified-self-for-childhood-obesity-feasibility-study-and-experiences-from-a-weight-loss-camp-in-qatar
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Luis Fernandez-Luque, Meghna Singh, Ferda Ofli, Yelena A Mejova, Ingmar Weber, Michael Aupetit, Sahar Karim Jreige, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Jaideep Srivastava, Mohamed Ahmedna
BACKGROUND: The explosion of consumer electronics and social media are facilitating the rise of the Quantified Self (QS) movement where millions of users are tracking various aspects of their daily life using social media, mobile technology, and wearable devices. Data from mobile phones, wearables and social media can facilitate a better understanding of the health behaviors of individuals. At the same time, there is an unprecedented increase in childhood obesity rates worldwide. This is a cause for grave concern due to its potential long-term health consequences (e...
April 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397413/endocrine-and-metabolic-consequences-due-to-restrictive-carbohydrate-diets-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-an-illustrative-case-series
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Martin de Bock, Kristine Lobley, Donald Anderson, Elizabeth Davis, Kim Donaghue, Marcelle Pappas, Aris Siafarikas, Yoon Hi Cho, Timothy Jones, Carmel Smart
Low carbohydrate diets for the management of type 1 diabetes have been popularised by social media. The promotion of a low carbohydrate diet in lay media is in contrast to published pediatric diabetes guidelines that endorse a balanced diet from a variety of foods for optimal growth and development in children with type 1 diabetes. This can be a source of conflict in clinical practice. We describe a series of 6 cases where adoption of a low carbohydrate diet in children impacted growth and cardiovascular risk factors with potential long-term sequelae...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389418/understanding-health-care-social-media-use-from-different-stakeholder-perspectives-a-content-analysis-of-an-online-health-community
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Yingjie Lu, Yang Wu, Jingfang Liu, Jia Li, Pengzhu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Health care social media used for health information exchange and emotional communication involves different types of users, including patients, caregivers, and health professionals. However, it is difficult to identify different stakeholders because user identification data are lacking due to privacy protection and proprietary interests. Therefore, identifying the concerns of different stakeholders and how they use health care social media when confronted with huge amounts of health-related messages posted by users is a critical problem...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359728/enriching-consumer-health-vocabulary-through-mining-a-social-q-a-site-a-similarity-based-approach
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Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Sanghee Oh, Jinghui Hou, Jiang Bian
The widely known vocabulary gap between health consumers and healthcare professionals hinders information seeking and health dialogue of consumers on end-user health applications. The Open Access and Collaborative Consumer Health Vocabulary (OAC CHV), which contains health-related terms used by lay consumers, has been created to bridge such a gap. Specifically, the OAC CHV facilitates consumers' health information retrieval by enabling consumer-facing health applications to translate between professional language and consumer friendly language...
May 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224349/mapping-the-health-information-landscape-in-a-rural-culturally-diverse-region-implications-for-interventions-to-reduce-information-inequality
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A Susana Ramírez, Erendira Estrada, Ariana Ruiz
The media is an important source of health information, especially critical in rural communities with geographically-dispersed populations that are harder to reach through other channels. Yet health information is unequally distributed; these information disparities are compounded in rural areas, which may contribute to health disparities. We identify and describe health-related news in a culturally-diverse rural California county characterized by high levels of poverty, unemployment, low educational attainment, and over half of Mexican-origin...
August 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187216/the-lexicocalorimeter-gauging-public-health-through-caloric-input-and-output-on-social-media
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Sharon E Alajajian, Jake Ryland Williams, Andrew J Reagan, Stephen C Alajajian, Morgan R Frank, Lewis Mitchell, Jacob Lahne, Christopher M Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds
We propose and develop a Lexicocalorimeter: an online, interactive instrument for measuring the "caloric content" of social media and other large-scale texts. We do so by constructing extensive yet improvable tables of food and activity related phrases, and respectively assigning them with sourced estimates of caloric intake and expenditure. We show that for Twitter, our naive measures of "caloric input", "caloric output", and the ratio of these measures are all strong correlates with health and well-being measures for the contiguous United States...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126155/social-media-as-a-platform-for-information-about-diabetes-foot-care-a-study-of-facebook-groups
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Tasnima Abedin, Mohammad Al Mamun, Mohammad A A Lasker, Syed Walid Ahmed, Nusrat Shommu, Nahid Rumana, Tanvir C Turin
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most challenging chronic health conditions in the current era. Diabetes-related foot problems need proper patient education, and social media could a play role to disseminate proper information. METHOD: A systematic search was performed on Facebook groups using the key words "diabetes foot care", "diabetes foot", "diabetes foot management" and "podiatric care". The search resulted in 57 groups and detailed activity information was collected from those groups...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069667/from-loquacious-to-reticent-understanding-patient-health-information-communication-to-guide-consumer-health-it-design
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Rupa S Valdez, Thomas M Guterbock, Kara Fitzgibbon, Ishan C Williams, Claire A Wellbeloved-Stone, Jaime E Bears, Hannah K Menefee
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE: It is increasingly recognized that some patients self-manage in the context of social networks rather than alone. Consumer health information technology (IT) designed to support socially embedded self-management must be responsive to patients' everyday communication practices. There is an opportunity to improve consumer health IT design by explicating how patients currently leverage social media to support health information communication. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine types of health information communication patterns that typify Facebook users with chronic health conditions to guide consumer health IT design...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064028/resilient-empowered-active-living-with-diabetes-real-diabetes-study-methodology-and-baseline-characteristics-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-an-occupation-based-diabetes-management-intervention-for-young-adults
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Elizabeth A Pyatak, Kristine Carandang, Cheryl Vigen, Jeanine Blanchard, Paola A Sequeira, Jamie R Wood, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Robin Whittemore, Anne L Peters
OVERVIEW: This paper describes the study protocol used to evaluate the Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes (REAL Diabetes) intervention and reports on baseline characteristics of recruited participants. REAL Diabetes is an activity-based intervention designed to address the needs of young adults diagnosed with type 1 (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) from low socioeconomic status or racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. The REAL intervention incorporates tailored delivery of seven content modules addressing various dimensions of health and well-being as they relate to diabetes, delivered by a licensed occupational therapist...
March 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062392/variations-in-facebook-posting-patterns-across-validated-patient-health-conditions-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert J Smith, Patrick Crutchley, H Andrew Schwartz, Lyle Ungar, Frances Shofer, Kevin A Padrez, Raina M Merchant
BACKGROUND: Social media is emerging as an insightful platform for studying health. To develop targeted health interventions involving social media, we sought to identify the patient demographic and disease predictors of frequency of posting on Facebook. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to explore the language topics correlated with frequency of social media use across a cohort of social media users within a health care setting, evaluate the differences in the quantity of social media postings across individuals with different disease diagnoses, and determine if patients could accurately predict their own levels of social media engagement...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061902/disposal-practices-of-unused-and-expired-pharmaceuticals-among-general-public-in-kabul
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Mohammadk Bashaar, Vijay Thawani, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem
BACKGROUND: Most of the medicine users remain unaware about the disposal of unused or expired medicines. The aim of this study was to know the disposal practices of unused and expired medicines among the general public in Kabul. METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews using prevalidated structured questionnaire. Returned questionnaires were double-checked for accuracy. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 was used for statistical analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013108/commentary-to-fergie-hunt-and-hilton-social-media-as-a-space-for-support-young-adults-perspectives-on-user-generated-content-about-diabetes-and-mental-health
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