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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772756/developing-an-acoustic-sensing-yarn-for-health-surveillance-in-a-military-setting
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Theodore Hughes-Riley, Tilak Dias
Overexposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing disorders, which have a significant adverse effect on the quality of life of those affected. Injury due to noise can affect people in a variety of careers including construction workers, factory workers, and members of the armed forces. By monitoring the noise exposure of workers, overexposure can be avoided and suitable protective equipment can be provided. This work focused on the creation of a noise dosimeter suitable for use by members of the armed forces, where a discrete dosimeter was integrated into a textile helmet cover...
May 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765430/tobacco-dependence-treatment-grants-a-collaborative-approach-to-the-implementation-of-who-tobacco-control-initiatives
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Margaret B Nolan, Katherine E Kemper, Thomas J Glynn, Richard D Hurt, J Taylor Hays
The number of global tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80% of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force in 2005 and Article 14 relates specifically to the treatment of tobacco dependence. However, LMICs, in particular, face several barriers to implementing tobacco dependence treatment. This paper is a descriptive evaluation of a novel grant funding mechanism that was initiated in 2014 to address these barriers...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751752/a-community-based-qualitative-study-on-the-experience-and-understandings-of-intimate-partner-violence-and-hiv-vulnerability-from-the-perspectives-of-female-sex-workers-and-male-intimate-partners-in-north-karnataka-state-india
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Andrea K Blanchard, Sapna G Nair, Sharon G Bruce, Satyanarayana Ramanaik, Raghavendra Thalinja, Srikanta Murthy, Prakash Javalkar, Priya Pillai, Martine Collumbien, Lori Heise, Shajy Isac, Parinita Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: Research has increasingly documented the important role that violence by clients and the police play in exacerbating HIV vulnerability for women in sex work. However few studies have examined violence in the intimate relationships of women in sex work, or drawn on community partnerships to explore the social dynamics involved. A community-based participatory research study was undertaken by community and academic partners leading intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV prevention programs in Bagalkot district, Karnataka state, India...
May 11, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745966/status-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-services-in-africa-in-2018-a-pascar-sudden-cardiac-death-task-force-report
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M A Talle, A Bonny, W Scholtz, A Chin, G Nel, K M Karaye, J B Anzouan-Kacou, A Damasceno, Y R Lubenga, M U Sani, B M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the availability of health services to treat cardiac arrhythmias in Africa. METHODS: The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) Sudden Cardiac Death Task Force conducted a survey of the burden of cardiac arrhythmias and related services over two months (15 October to 15 December) in 2017. An electronic questionnaire was completed by general cardiologists and electrophysiologists working in African countries. The questionnaire focused on availability of human resources, diagnostic tools and treatment modalities in each country...
March 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741728/interprofessional-healthcare-teams-in-the-military-a-scoping-literature-review
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Lara Varpio, Karlen S Bader, Holly S Meyer, Steven J Durning, Anthony R Artino, Meghan K Hamwey
Introduction: Research into healthcare delivered via interprofessional healthcare teams (IHTs) has uncovered that IHT can improve patient satisfaction, enhance collaborative behaviors, reduce clinical error rates, and streamline management of care delivery. Importantly, these achievements are attained by IHTs that have been trained via interprofessional education (IPE). Research indicates that interprofessional healthcare team training must be contextualized to suit the demands of each care context...
May 8, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737817/taste-sensitivities-and-diet-of-chinese-and-indians-in-singapore
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Claudia Leong Shu-Fen, Ciarán G Forde, Siew Ling Tey, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Taste perception plays a key role in consumer acceptance and food choice, which has an important impact on human health. Our aim was to examine the relationship between recognition thresholds for five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) in Chinese and Indians in relation to their dietary intake. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study included 114 subjects (60 Chinese, 54 Indians). Taste thresholds were determined using a forced choice method and dietary intakes were assessed using an estimated three-day food diary...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735002/an-overview-of-the-general-practice-nurse-workforce-in-australia-2012-15
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Troy Heywood, Caroline Laurence
Several surveys of the general practice nurse (GPN) workforce have been undertaken in Australia over the last decade, but they have limitations, which mean that the workforce is not well-understood. The aim of this study is to describe the profile of the GPN workforce using the dataset available through the Australia Health Practitioner Registration Agency and to explore how it differs from the non-GPN nursing workforce, and if this workforce is changing over time. Data from labour force surveys conducted from 2012 to 2015 were used...
May 8, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734692/the-inverse-response-law-theory-and-relevance-to-the-aftermath-of-disasters
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Suzanne Phibbs, Christine Kenney, Graciela Rivera-Munoz, Thomas J Huggins, Christina Severinsen, Bruce Curtis
The Inverse Care Law is principally concerned with the effect of market forces on health care which create inequities in access to health services through privileging individuals who possess the forms of social capital that are valued within health care settings. The fields of disaster risk reduction need to consider the ways in which inequities, driven by economic and social policy as well as institutional decision-making, create vulnerabilities prior to a disaster, which are then magnified post disaster through entrenched structural differences in access to resources...
May 4, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731979/long-term-predictive-models-of-risk-factors-for-early-chronic-kidney-disease-a-longitudinal-study
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Wen-Chih Wu, Po-Chien Hsieh, Fu-Kang Hu, Jen-Chun Kuan, Chi-Ming Chu, Chien-An Sun, Tsan Yang, Sui-Lung Su, Yu-Ching Chou
Background: The high incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Taiwan have produced tremendous burdens on health care resources. The work environment of air force special operations personnel engenders high psychological stress, and the resulting increased blood pressure can lead to glomerular hypertension and accelerated glomerular injury in the long term. The aim of the study was to establish the predictive models to define the predictors of CKD. Results: The results indicated that the prevalence of CKD over 4 consecutive years was 3...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722750/a-survey-of-canadian-occupational-therapy-practices-to-prevent-pressure-injuries-among-wheelchair-users-via-weight-shifting
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W Ben Mortenson, Sarah C Thompson, Alison L Wright, Jeanette Boily, Kevin Waldorf, Sandy Leznoff
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe occupational therapy weight-shifting practices and explore recommended strategies for patients, healthcare staff, and family/caregivers across healthcare settings. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Respondents included 97 currently practicing occupational therapists working in 5 main practice settings (ie, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, home and community care, and residential) from 9 out of 10 Canadian provinces...
May 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722623/force-properties-of-skinned-cardiac-muscle-following-increasing-volumes-of-aerobic-exercise-in-rats
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Kevin Rudi Boldt, Jaqueline Lourdes Rios, Venus Joumaa, Walter Herzog
The positive effects of chronic endurance exercise training on health and performance have been well documented. These positive effects have been evaluated primarily at the structural level, and work has begun to evaluate mechanical adaptations of the myocardium. However, it remains poorly understood how the volume of exercise training affects cardiac adaptation. In order to gain some understanding, we subjected three-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats (N=23) to treadmill running for eleven weeks at one of three exercise volumes (moderate, high, and extra high)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720265/the-influence-of-environmental-conditions-on-safety-management-in-hospitals-a-qualitative-study
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Carien W Alingh, Jeroen D H van Wijngaarden, Robbert Huijsman, Jaap Paauwe
BACKGROUND: Hospitals are confronted with increasing safety demands from a diverse set of stakeholders, including governmental organisations, professional associations, health insurance companies, patient associations and the media. However, little is known about the effects of these institutional and competitive pressures on hospital safety management. Previous research has shown that organisations generally shape their safety management approach along the lines of control- or commitment-based management...
May 2, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714528/intersections-of-stigma-mental-health-and-sex-work-how-canadian-men-engaged-in-sex-work-navigate-and-resist-stigma-to-protect-their-mental-health
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Sunny Jiao, Vicky Bungay
Men engaged in sex work experience significant stigma that can have devastating effects for their mental health. Little is known about how male sex workers experience stigma and its effects on mental health or their strategies to prevent its effects in the Canadian context. This study examined the interrelationships between stigma and mental health among 33 Canadian indoor, male sex workers with a specific goal of understanding how stigma affected men's mental health and their protective strategies to mitigate against its effects...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702608/liver-injury-by-carbon-tetrachloride-intoxication-in-16-patients-treated-with-forced-ventilation-to-accelerate-toxin-removal-via-the-lungs-a-clinical-report
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REVIEW
Rolf Teschke
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl₄) is an efficient but highly toxic solvent, used in households and commercially in the industry under regulatory surveillance to ensure safety at the working place and to protect the workers’ health. However, acute unintentional or intentional intoxications by CCl₄ may rarely occur and are potentially life-threatening. In this review article, therapy options are discussed that are based on a literature review of traditional poisoning cases and the clinical experience with 16 patients with acute poisoning by CCl₄...
April 27, 2018: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696982/coccidioidomycosis-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-2007-2017
#15
Valerie F Williams, Shauna Stahlman, Gi-Taik Oh
During 2007-2017, there were 574 incident cases of coccidioidomycosis among active component service members, with an overall unadjusted incidence rate of 3.9 cases per 100,000 person-years (p-yrs). Compared to their respective counterparts, the overall rates were highest among those aged 40 years or older, Navy members, enlisted service members, and those in healthcare occupations. Overall incidence rates were similar for males and females. Within race/ethnicity groups, the overall rates of coccidioidomycosis were highest among Asian/Pacific Islanders and lowest among non-Hispanic whites...
April 2018: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693559/a-novel-approach-to-the-identification-of-compromised-pulmonary-systems-in-smokers-by-exploiting-tidal-breathing-patterns
#16
Raj Rakshit, Anwesha Khasnobish, Arijit Chowdhury, Arijit Sinharay, Arpan Pal, Tapas Chakravarty
Smoking causes unalterable physiological abnormalities in the pulmonary system. This is emerging as a serious threat worldwide. Unlike spirometry, tidal breathing does not require subjects to undergo forceful breathing maneuvers and is progressing as a new direction towards pulmonary health assessment. The aim of the paper is to evaluate whether tidal breathing signatures can indicate deteriorating adult lung condition in an otherwise healthy person. If successful, such a system can be used as a pre-screening tool for all people before some of them need to undergo a thorough clinical checkup...
April 25, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691128/ice-parties-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-thailand-pleasures-secrecy-and-risks
#17
Thomas E Guadamuz, Pimpawun Boonmongkon
BACKGROUND: Crystal methamphetamine (ice) has become the substance of choice among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in urban Thailand. Yet, there is scarce data on this phenomenon, partly due to the difficulty in accessing men who will disclose and openly discuss the social contexts, meanings and risks surrounding ice practice. We present an ethnography of ice parties, critically discussing the in-depth social meanings of ice; the sexual socialities and the secrecy surrounding its use; the transactions between older and younger men; and the role of the Internet and mobile technology...
April 21, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679360/mental-health-of-the-male-adolescent-and-young-man-the-copenhagen-statement
#18
REVIEW
Timothy R Rice, Lesha D Shah, Pilar Trelles, Shih-Ku Lin, Dinne Skjærlund Christensen, Andreas Walther, Leo Sher
BACKGROUND: Male adolescents and young men benefit when their mental health care is specialized to match their unique gendered and developmental needs. Sensitivity to the social circumstances of this population is important; additionally, the emerging ability to tailor care through knowledge gleaned from the intersection of psychiatry, neurology, and endocrinology informs care. DATA SOURCES: This article summarized the views of six experts in the area of the adolescent and young adult male mental health...
April 20, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673433/metabolic-syndrome-in-the-german-air-force-prevalence-and-associations-with-bmi-and-physical-fitness
#19
Frank Weber
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities that can affect a pilot's health. The aim of the study was to establish the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the German Air Force. METHODS: All German military pilots are examined regularly at the German Air Force Center of Aerospace Medicine. The data are stored in a special database designed for that purpose. A database query was performed. The following parameters were analyzed: age, duration of observation, BMI, physical working capacity (PWC 170), blood pressure, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting blood glucose...
May 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673263/why-are-copd-patients-unable-to-complete-the-outpatient-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program
#20
Hulya Sahin, Ilknur Naz
This study aims to compare demographic and clinical characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who complete and fail to complete outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program and to determine the reasons for not completing the program. Patients with COPD referred to the PR program were divided into two groups: Those who completed the program were classified as group 1 and those who did not complete were classified as group 2, and their data were compared. Patients who failed to complete the program were contacted through phone and asked why they ceased their participation in the program...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Respiratory Disease
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