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Samuel R Friedman, Enrique R Pouget, Milagros Sandoval, Diana Rossi, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Georgios K Nikolopoulos, John A Schneider, Pavlo Smyrnov, Ron D Stall
Attacks on peoples' dignity help to produce and maintain stigmatization and interpersonal hostility. As part of an effort to develop innovative measures of possible pathways between structural interventions or socially-disruptive Big Events and HIV outbreaks, we developed items to measure dignity denial. These measures were administered to 300 people who inject drugs (PWID), 260 high-risk heterosexuals who do not inject drugs, and 191 men who have sex with men who do not inject drugs (MSM). All of the PWID and many of the high risk heterosexuals and MSM were referred to our study in 2012-2015 by a large New York city study that used respondent-driven sampling; the others were recruited by chain-referral...
October 17, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
M Taylor, J Sullivan, S M Ring, J Macleod, M Hickman
AIMS: We investigate the extent of and factors associated with denial of previously reported cannabis and other illicit drug use, and assess the potential of hair testing for measuring substance use in general population samples. DESIGN: Birth cohort study. SETTING: United Kingdom, 1991-present. PARTICIPANTS: 3643 participants who provided hair and self-report measures of cannabis and other illicit drug use in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) at age 18 years...
October 15, 2016: Addiction
M Sand, S Hessam, D Sand, F G Bechara, C Vorstius, M Bromba, E Stockfleth, I Shiue
AIM: In addition to assessing stress-coping strategies in patients, equal attention should be paid to health-care professionals. The literature on the stress-coping strategies of emergency physicians - health-care professionals who are frequently subject to stress in a fast-paced clinical setting - is scant. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the stress-coping strategies of emergency-care physicians (ECPs) in Germany. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study by approaching German Associations of Emergency Medicine Physicians and the two largest ECP recruitment agencies in Germany to invite their members to participate...
October 14, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Courtenay Sprague, Michael L Scanlon, Bharathi Radhakrishnan, David W Pantalone
Incarcerated women face significant barriers to achieve continuous HIV care. We employed a descriptive, exploratory design using qualitative methods and the theoretical construct of agency to investigate participants' self-reported experiences accessing HIV services in jail, in prison, and post-release in two Alabama cities. During January 2014, we conducted in-depth interviews with 25 formerly incarcerated HIV-positive women. Two researchers completed independent coding, producing preliminary codes from transcripts using content analysis...
October 14, 2016: Qualitative Health Research
Xiong Li, Jianwei Niu, Marimuthu Karuppiah, Saru Kumari, Fan Wu
Benefited from the development of network and communication technologies, E-health care systems and telemedicine have got the fast development. By using the E-health care systems, patient can enjoy the remote medical service provided by the medical server. Medical data are important privacy information for patient, so it is an important issue to ensure the secure of transmitted medical data through public network. Authentication scheme can thwart unauthorized users from accessing services via insecure network environments, so user authentication with privacy protection is an important mechanism for the security of E-health care systems...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Teresa L Hagan, Joel N Fishbein, Ryan D Nipp, Jamie M Jacobs, Lara Traeger, Kelly E Irwin, William F Pirl, Joseph A Greer, Elyse R Park, Vicki A Jackson, Jennifer S Temel
CONTEXT: Patients with incurable cancer engage in several coping styles to manage the impact of cancer and its treatment. The Brief COPE is a widely used measure intended to capture multiple, distinct types of coping. The Brief COPE has not been validated among patients with incurable cancer. OBJECTIVES: We sought to validate seven subscales of the Brief COPE in a large sample of patients newly diagnosed with incurable lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal cancers (N=350)...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Michael Lauerer, Katharina Kaiser, Eckhard Nagel
BACKGROUND: Transplantation medicine is associated with several ethical issues related to the lack of organs. Major questions concern the regulations for giving permission for organ removal, informing the public about organ donation, setting of organ allocation priorities, waiting list access, and strategies to counteract scarcity. METHODS: This contribution is based on analyses of legal regulations, guidelines of self-regulatory bodies, administrative data, and literature from medical, normative, and empiric disciplines...
August 2016: Visc Med
F Hénon, J Le Nobin, A Ouzzane, A Villers, G Strecker, S Bouyé
OBJECTIVES: Report the reasons that lead families to refuse organ donation during their close solicitation by hospital coordination. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted between 2012 and 2015, including 148 (34%) refusal of organ donation among 426 patients identified in a state of brain death. A questionnaire of the family was completed for each interview. Collected data concerned patient characteristics, cause of death, description of the interview and reasons for refusal...
October 4, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Yang Lu, Lilian Serpas, Pauline Genter, Betty Anderson, David Campa, Eli Ipp
INTRODUCTION: Despite availability of screening for diabetic retinopathy, testing is underused by many low-income and racial/ethnic minority patients with diabetes. We examined perceived barriers to diabetic retinopathy screening among low-income patients and their health care providers and provider staffers. METHODS: We collected survey data from 101 patients with diabetes and 44 providers and staffers at a safety-net clinic where annual diabetic retinopathy screening rates were low...
October 6, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
Eric Stice, Jeff M Gau, Paul Rohde, Heather Shaw
Because no single report has examined risk factors that predict future onset each type of eating disorder and core symptom dimensions that crosscut disorders, we addressed these aims to advance knowledge regarding risk factor specificity. Data from 3 prevention trials that targeted young women with body dissatisfaction (N = 1,272; Mage = 18.5, SD = 4.2) and collected annual diagnostic interview data over 3-year follow-up were combined to identify predictors of subthreshold/threshold anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and purging disorder (PD)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Dave Reay
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October 5, 2016: Nature
Dietmar H Borchert, Matthias Federlein, Oskar Rückbeil, Jakob Schöpe
BACKGROUND: We previously reported outcome after transvaginal cholecystectomy (TVC) from two cohort studies and a randomized controlled trial. We now present a pooled analysis of postoperative pain scores. DESIGN: Single-center data of postoperative pain after TVC from a level II hospital between October 2007 and June 2012. METHODS: Female patients, above 18 years with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis, received either TVC or conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC)...
September 27, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Lahiru S Wijedasa, Jyrki Jauhiainen, Mari Könönen, Maija Lampela, Harri Vasander, Marie-Claire LeBlanc, Stephanie Evers, Thomas E L Smith, Catherine M Yule, Helena Varkkey, Massimo Lupascu, Faizal Parish, Ian Singleton, Gopalasamy R Clements, Sheema Abdul Aziz, Mark E Harrison, Susan Cheyne, Gusti Z Anshari, Erik Meijaard, Jenny E Goldstein, Susan Waldron, Kristell Hergoualc'h, René Dommain, Steve Frolking, Christopher D Evans, Mary Rose C Posa, Paul H Glaser, Nyoman Suryadiputra, Reza Lubis, Truly Santika, Rory Padfield, Sofyan Kurnianto, Panut Hadisiswoyo, Teck Wyn Lim, Susan E Page, Vincent Gauci, Peter J van der Meer, Helen Buckland, Fabien Garnier, Marshall K Samuel, Liza Nuriati Lim Kim Choo, Patrick O'Reilly, Matthew Warren, Surin Suksuwan, Elham Sumarga, Anuj Jain, William F Laurance, John Couwenberg, Hans Joosten, Ronald Vernimmen, Aljosja Hooijer, Chris Malins, Mark A Cochrane, Balu Perumal, Florian Siegert, Kelvin S-H Peh, Louis-Pierre Comeau, Louis Verchot, Charles F Harvey, Alex Cobb, Zeehan Jaafar, Henk Wösten, Solichin Manuri, Moritz Müller, Wim Giesen, Jacob Phelps, Ding Li Yong, Marcel Silvius, Béatrice M M Wedeux, Alison Hoyt, Mitsuru Osaki, Hirano Takashi, Hidenori Takahashi, Takashi S Kohyama, Akira Haraguchi, Nunung P Nugroho, David A Coomes, Le Phat Quoi, Alue Dohong, Haris Gunawan, David L A Gaveau, Andreas Langner, Felix K S Lim, David P Edwards, Xingli Giam, Guido van der Werf, Rachel Carmenta, Caspar C Verwer, Luke Gibson, Laure Grandois, Laura Linda Bozena Graham, Jhanson Regalino, Serge A Wich, Jack Rieley, Nicholas Kettridge, Chloe Brown, Romain Pirard, Sam Moore, B Ripoll Capilla, Uwe Ballhorn, Hua Chew Ho, Agata Hoscilo, Sandra Lohberger, Theodore A Evans, Nina Yulianti, Grace Blackham, Onrizal, Simon Husson, Daniel Murdiyarso, Sunita Pangala, Lydia E S Cole, Luca Tacconi, Hendrik Segah, Prayoto Tonoto, Janice S H Lee, Gerald Schmilewski, Stephan Wulffraat, Erianto Indra Putra, Megan E Cattau, R S Clymo, Ross Morrison, Aazani Mujahid, Jukka Miettinen, Soo Chin Liew, Samu Valpola, David Wilson, Laura D'Arcy, Michiel Gerding, Siti Sundari, Sara A Thornton, Barbara Kalisz, Stephen J Chapman, Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su, Imam Basuki, Masayuki Itoh, Carl Traeholt, Sean Sloan, Alexander K Sayok, Roxane Andersen
The first International Peat Congress (IPC) held in the tropics - in Kuching (Malaysia) - brought together over 1000 international peatland scientists and industrial partners from across the world ("International Peat Congress with over 1000 participants!," 2016). The congress covered all aspects of peatland ecosystems and their management, with a strong focus on the environmental, societal and economic challenges associated with contemporary large-scale agricultural conversion of tropical peat. This article is protected by copyright...
September 27, 2016: Global Change Biology
Timothy Cutler, Yifan She, Jason Barca, Shawn Lester, Guibo Xing, Jigna Patel, Joy Melnikow
BACKGROUND: Prior authorizations (PAs) may improve appropriate use of prescription medications. Despite potential savings for health insurance plans, the PA process is time consuming for the ordering provider, pharmacy, and patient. The UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) has created a centralized pharmacy-run clinic PA process. OBJECTIVE: To compare the mean PA processing time between the new centralized clinic and usual care and provide secondary endpoints for PA approval rates, time to prescription fill, time to prescription pick-up, total staff time, and estimated labor costs...
October 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Sayid Zommorodi, Joy Roy, Johnny Steuer, Rebecka Hultgren
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the proportion of previously known abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients presenting with a ruptured AAA (rAAA) and analyzed the reasons for nontreatment at the time of the initial AAA diagnosis. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study included all patients with rAAA admitted to a hospital in the counties of Stockholm and Gotland during 2009 to 2013. The patients' records were retrospectively reviewed, with extraction of data on previously detected AAA, demographics, and mortality at 30 and 90 days...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Małgorzata Starzomska, Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
One of the most serious problems faced by researchers studying eating disorders is denial of illness in individuals with anorexia nervosa. Importantly, the term "denial" not only has different meanings, but in the case of anorexia nervosa its very nature still remains obscure. It is not even known whether it is deliberate or unintentional. Denial of illness in anorexic patients has serious consequences for evaluation of the reliability of information obtained from those individuals. Indeed, the most frequently used screening questionnaires, such as the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) (Garner & Garfinkel 1979) and the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) (Garner et al...
September 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
Francesco Cappuccio
The evidence. Salt (i.e. sodium chloride) is causally related to blood pressure (BP). The higher the salt intake, the higher the BP, an effect seen since birth. A small and sustained reduction in salt intake causes a fall in BP. The evidence from controlled studies, small and large, short and long, all agree on the following: (1) salt intake is one of the major determinants of BP in populations and individuals; (2) a reduction in salt intake causes a dose-dependent reduction in BP - the lower the salt the lower the BP; (3) the effect is seen in both sexes, in people of all ages and ethnic groups, and with all starting BPs...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Eleonora F Bianchi, Mimi R Bhattacharyya, Richard Meakin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the views of senior doctors on mental illness within the medical profession. BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest on the issue of doctors' mental health. However, there have been few qualitative studies on senior doctors' general attitude towards mental illness within the medical profession. SETTING: Large North London teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 13 hospital consultants and senior academic general practitioners...
September 16, 2016: BMJ Open
Joanne L Hulley
This article explores the role of neutralizations in desistance from sexual offending. The project involved interviews with 15 men convicted of a sexual offence against a child and living in the community for between 1 and 15 years following a period of incarceration. The majority had undertaken sex offender treatment and highlighted its utility. Participants less than 9 years post-release tended to neutralize their offending via the technique of "denial of responsibility," while those 9 years plus post-release displayed less evidence of neutralizations...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
E Rely Vîlcică
The decision to grant conditional release from prison (aka the parole decision) has been largely neglected in the contemporary criminological literature, despite its critical implications. The current study, conducted in Pennsylvania, United States, tests for punitive themes in parole decision making by examining the impact of several measures reflective of punishment satisfaction on the decision to grant release to eligible parole candidates. The results indicate that the amount of time served in relation to the original punishment does not predict parole decisions but the nature of the original offense does...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
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