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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096854/social-network-analysis-of-iranian-researchers-on-medical-parasitology-a-41-year-co-authorship-survey
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Farahnaz Sadoughi, Ali Valinejadi, Mansoureh Serati Shirazi, Rouhallah Khademi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to survey the Iranian Parasitology researchers' performance, and analyse and visualize the scientific outputs of their co-authorship network. METHODS: This study was conducted using scientometric method and social network analysis (SNA). The data extracted from the Web of Science (WoS) databases in July 10th 2014. Totally, 1048 documents of all types in research area of Parasitology during 1972-2013 by Iranian researches retrieved...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094905/abortion-incidence-and-service-availability-in-the-united-states-2014
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Rachel K Jones, Jenna Jerman
CONTEXT: National and state-level information about abortion incidence can help inform policies and programs intended to reduce levels of unintended pregnancy. METHODS: In 2015-2016, all U.S. facilities known or expected to have provided abortion services in 2013 or 2014 were surveyed. Data on the number of abortions were combined with population data to estimate national and state-level abortion rates. The number of abortion-providing facilities and changes since a similar 2011 survey were also assessed...
January 17, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027152/the-medical-physics-workforce
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Wayne D Newhauser
The medical physics workforce comprises approximately 24,000 workers worldwide and approximately 8,200 in the United States. The occupation is a recognized, established, and mature profession that is undergoing considerable growth and change, with many of these changes being driven by scientific, technical, and medical advances. Presently, the medical physics workforce is adequate to meet societal needs. However, data are emerging that suggest potential risks of shortages and other problems that could develop within a few years...
February 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024968/assessing-the-variability-in-insurance-coverage-transparency-for-male-sexual-health-conditions-in-the-united-states
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Brian V Le, Sarah McAchran, David Paolone, Daniel R Gralneck, Daniel Williams, Wade Bushman
OBJECTIVES: To determine the degree of transparency of health insurer policies regarding coverage of male sexual health conditions, we examined the publicly available policy coverage documents of the largest US medical insurance plans. METHODS: We selected two index patients across the male sexual health spectrum: (1) a PDE5 refractory erectile dysfunction patient requiring intracavernosal injection therapy or penile prosthesis, (2) a 50 yo male patient with laboratory-confirmed, symptomatic hypogonadism requiring testosterone replacement therapy as defined by endocrine society criteria...
December 23, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009931/do-more-robust-prescription-drug-monitoring-programs-reduce-prescription-opioid-overdose
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Bryce Pardo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the United States, overdose deaths attributed to opioid pain relievers (OPR) have quadrupled since 1999, prompting many states to adopt Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PMP). This study aimed to 1) estimate the relationship of PMP strength with OPR overdose deaths across states and over time; 2) measure what threshold in PMP strength is associated with the greatest reduction in OPR overdose; and 3) assess the relationship of medical marijuana dispensaries with OPR overdose deaths...
December 23, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006972/identifying-hiv-care-enrollees-at-risk-for-cannabis-use-disorder
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Bryan Hartzler, Beatriz H Carlini, Howard Newville, Heidi M Crane, Joseph J Eron, Elvin H Geng, W Christopher Mathews, Kenneth H Mayer, Richard D Moore, Michael J Mugavero, Sonia Napravnik, Benigno Rodriguez, Dennis M Donovan
Increased scientific attention given to cannabis in the United States has particular relevance for its domestic HIV care population, given that evidence exists for both cannabis as a therapeutic agent and cannabis use disorder (CUD) as a barrier to antiretroviral medication adherence. It is critical to identify relative risk for CUD among demographic subgroups of HIV patients, as this will inform detection and intervention efforts. A Center For AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems cohort (Nā€‰=ā€‰10,652) of HIV-positive adults linked to care at seven United State sites was examined for this purpose...
December 23, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986525/trends-in-prolonged-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-from-2001-to-2012-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Lauren Doctoroff, Douglas J Hsu, Kenneth J Mukamal
BACKGROUND: Health policy debate commonly focuses on frequently hospitalized patients, but less research has examined trends in long-stay patients, despite their high cost, effect on availability of hospital beds, and physical and financial implications for patients and hospitals. METHODS: Using the National Inpatient Sample, a nationally-representative sample of acute care hospitalizations in the United States, we examined trends in long-stay hospitalizations from 2001-2012...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903156/american-society-of-clinical-oncology-obesity-initiative-rationale-progress-and-future-directions
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Jennifer A Ligibel, Dana Wollins
Obesity is increasingly being linked to the risk of developing and dying from cancer. In recognition of the growing contribution of obesity to cancer risk and outcomes, ASCO made obesity and cancer one of its core initiatives in 2014. The goals of this initiative included raising awareness of the relationship between obesity and cancer, providing tools and resources to oncology providers and patients to help encourage conversations regarding weight management in cancer survivors, fostering a robust research agenda, and advocating for access to evidence-based weight management programs for cancer survivors...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899338/high-touch-and-high-tech-ht2-proposal-transforming-patient-engagement-throughout-the-continuum-of-care-by-engaging-patients-with-portal-technology-at-the-bedside
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Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Alison M Aldrich, Daniel M Walker, Milisa K Rizer, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, Timothy R Huerta
BACKGROUND: For patients with complex care needs, engagement in disease management activities is critical. Chronic illnesses touch almost every person in the United States. The costs are real, personal, and pervasive. In response, patients often seek tools to help them manage their health. Patient portals, personal health records tethered to an electronic health record, show promise as tools that patients value and that can improve health. Although patient portals currently focus on the outpatient experience, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) has deployed a portal designed specifically for the inpatient experience that is connected to the ambulatory patient portal available after discharge...
November 29, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875643/crowdfunding-for-medical-care-ethical-issues-in-an-emerging-health-care-funding-practice
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Jeremy Snyder
Crowdfunding websites allow users to post a public appeal for funding for a range of activities, including adoption, travel, research, participation in sports, and many others. One common form of crowdfunding is for expenses related to medical care. Medical crowdfunding appeals serve as a means of addressing gaps in medical and employment insurance, both in countries without universal health insurance, like the United States, and countries with universal coverage limited to essential medical needs, like Canada...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836127/lost-in-translation-medication-labeling-for-immigrant-families
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Michelle Cruz Jimenez Smith, H Shonna Yin, Lee M Sanders
OBJECTIVES: To identify the patient-safety hazards of current medication labeling standards for immigrant and language-minority families. SUMMARY: The Latino population in the United States has increased by more than 40% over the past decade and the total child population born to Latino parents will surpass one-half of the population in many states. With recent health care and immigration policies, this demographic shift has a disproportional effect on the Latino families...
November 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818848/an-examination-of-cultural-competence-training-in-us-medical-education-guided-by-the-tool-for-assessing-cultural-competence-training
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Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Jordan B Hearod, Kim Tran, Keith C Norris, Dedra Buchwald
In the United States, medical students must demonstrate a standard level of "cultural competence," upon graduation. Cultural competence is most often defined as a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, organization, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. The Association of American Medical Colleges developed the Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT) to assist schools in developing and evaluating cultural competence curricula to meet these requirements...
2016: Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814625/colorectal-cancer-disparities-beyond-biology-screening-treatment-access
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Casey L Daniel, Kelly Gilreath, Danielle Keyes
African Americans in the United States are more likely than their white counterparts to experience greater incidence and mortality due to colorectal cancer (CRC). Present for decades, these disparities have prompted researchers to investigate underlying causes and potential explanations. While some biological variations have been observed between races, evidence shows that approximately 50% of these disparities can be attributed to differences and disparities in CRC screening, resulting in reduced polyp removal for CRC prevention and/or early detection of CRC among African Americans...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770797/towards-comprehensive-early-abortion-service-delivery-in-high-income-countries-insights-for-improving-universal-access-to-abortion-in-australia
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Angela Dawson, Deborah Bateson, Jane Estoesta, Elizabeth Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Improving access to safe abortion is an essential strategy in the provision of universal access to reproductive health care. Australians are largely supportive of the provision of abortion and its decriminalization. However, the lack of data and the complex legal and service delivery situation impacts upon access for women seeking an early termination of pregnancy. There are no systematic reviews from a health services perspective to help direct health planners and policy makers to improve access comprehensive medical and early surgical abortion in high income countries...
October 22, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712720/a-systematic-review-of-health-economic-evaluation-studies-using-the-patient-s-perspective
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Bik-Wai Bilvick Tai, Yuna H Bae, Quang A Le
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered care has become increasingly important and relevant for informed health care decision making. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to perform a systematic review of health economic evaluation studies from the patient's perspective. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central databases were searched through May 2014 for cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and cost-benefit studies using the patient's perspective in their analysis...
September 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700473/social-networks-in-health-care-teams-evidence-from-the-united-states
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Lusine Poghosyan, Robert J Lucero, Ashley R Knutson, Mark W Friedberg, Hermine Poghosyan
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to synthesize existing evidence regarding health care team networks, including their formation and association with outcomes in various health care settings. Design/methodology/approach Network theory informed this review. A literature search was conducted in major databases for studies that used social network analysis methods to study health care teams in the USA between 2000 and 2014. Retrieved studies were reviewed against inclusion and exclusion criteria. Findings Overall, 25 studies were included in this review...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637361/tracking-dabbing-using-search-query-surveillance-a-case-study-in-the-united-states
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Zhu Zhang, Xiaolong Zheng, Daniel Dajun Zeng, Scott J Leischow
BACKGROUND: Dabbing is an emerging method of marijuana ingestion. However, little is known about dabbing owing to limited surveillance data on dabbing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze Google search data to assess the scope and breadth of information seeking on dabbing. METHODS: Google Trends data about dabbing and related topics (eg, electronic nicotine delivery system [ENDS], also known as e-cigarettes) in the United States between January 2004 and December 2015 were collected by using relevant search terms such as "dab rig...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613211/going-glp-conducting-toxicology-studies-in-compliance-with-good-laboratory-practices
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Erica Eggers Carroll
Good laboratory practice standards are US federal regulations enacted as part of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (40 CFR Part 160), the Toxic Substance Control Act (40 CFR Part 792), and the Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies (21 CFR Part 58) to support protection of public health in the areas of pesticides, chemicals, and drug investigations in response to allegations of inaccurate data acquisition. Essentially, good laboratory practices (GLPs) are a system of management controls for nonclinical research studies involving animals to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of data collected as part of chemical (including pharmaceuticals) tests, from in vitro through acute to chronic toxicity tests...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587447/the-new-federalism-state-policies-regarding-embryonic-stem-cell-research
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Nefi D Acosta, Sidney H Golub
Stem cell policy in the United States is an amalgam of federal and state policies. The scientific development of human pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs) triggered a contentious national stem cell policy debate during the administration of President George W. Bush. The Bush "compromise" that allowed federal funding to study only a very limited number of ESC derived cell lines did not satisfy either the researchers or the patient advocates who saw great medical potential being stifled. Neither more restrictive legislation nor expansion of federal funding proved politically possible and the federal impasse opened the door for a variety of state-based experiments...
September 2016: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576957/otolaryngology-workforce-analysis
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Charles Anthony Hughes, Patrick McMenamin, Vikas Mehta, Harold Pillsbury, David Kennedy
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The number of trained otolaryngologists available is insufficient to supply current and projected US health care needs. The goal of this study was to assess available databases and present accurate data on the current otolaryngology workforce, examine methods for prediction of future health care needs, and explore potential issues with forecasting methods and policy implementation based on these predictions. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of research databases, public use files, and claims data...
August 31, 2016: Laryngoscope
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