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Geert E Leenders, Houng-Bang Liew, Pieter R Stella
A 62-year old male underwent treatment of a bifurcation lesion in the left anterior descending coronary artery using provisional stenting with a jailed wire technique. Severe longitudinal stent deformation and unravelment of the stent part proximal of the bifurcation occurred when we tried to pull the jailed wire from the side branch. The described case poses a caution on the use of this specific stent(-design) in bifurcation lesions.
March 21, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Rahela Bursac, Laura Raffa, Angela Solimo, Connor Bell, Elizabeth Ford
Individuals with serious mental illness detained in jail may require frequent psychiatric hospitalization due to the destabilizing nature of the jail environment. This study examined the impact of a pilot treatment program involving continuity of patient care across jail and hospital settings aimed at reducing hospitalizations and negative health outcomes for a population of high-risk, incarcerated individuals with mental illness. This study examined rate ratios of psychiatric hospitalizations, injuries, and suicide watches, comparing 15 patients in the treatment program to themselves pretreatment and to a control group of 15 frequently rehospitalized patients...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
Johanna B Folk, Jennifer M Loya, Emily A Alexoudis, June P Tangney, John S Wilson, Sharen E Barboza
Suicidal behavior occurs at much higher rates in correctional facilities than in the community, yet little is known about factors that distinguish inmates at risk for attempting versus dying by suicide. Individuals in the current study included 925 inmates housed in 2 large U.S. jails and 8 state correctional systems who attempted (79.5%) or died by (20.5%) suicide for whom archival data were available. Mental health professionals completed a tracking sheet after suicide-related incidents, documenting inmate psychological, diagnostic, and treatment related risk factors...
August 2018: Psychological Services
Maria R Khan, Kathleen A McGinnis, Christian Grov, Joy D Scheidell, Laura Hawks, E Jennifer Edelman, David A Fiellin, D Keith McInnes, R Scott Braithwaite, Amy C Justice, Emily A Wang
Three quarters of new HIV infections in the US are among men who have sex with men (MSM). In other populations, incarceration is a social determinant of elevations in viral load and HIV-related substance use and sex risk behavior. There has been limited research on incarceration and these HIV transmission risk determinants in HIV-positive MSM. We used the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) 2011-2012 follow-up survey to measure associations between past year and prior (more than one year ago) incarceration and HIV viral load and substance use and sex risk behavior among HIV-positive MSM (N = 532)...
August 1, 2018: AIDS Care
Barrot H Lambdin, Megan Comfort, Alex H Kral, Jennifer Lorvick
BACKGROUND: Jail is frequently described as a "revolving door," which can be profoundly destabilizing to people moving in and out of the system. However, there is a dearth of research attempting to understand the impacts of the accumulation of incarceration events on women who use drugs. We examined the association of the frequency of jail incarceration with hardship, perceived health status, and unmet health care need among women who use drugs. METHODS: Our community-based sample included women who use heroin, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and/or powder cocaine (N = 624) in Oakland, California, from 2012 to 2014...
July 27, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Patricia J Kelly, Amanda Emerson, Chelsea Fair, Megha Ramaswamy
BACKGROUND: While fidelity to research protocols is important to ensure generalizable outcomes, interventions in criminal justice settings present unique challenges to uniform implementation. The goal of this paper is to describe the fidelity methods and outcomes for a sexual health intervention implemented in three local county jails. METHODS: As part of a longitudinal cohort study, four trained fidelity assessors observed 25 of the 230 sessions presented (including both intervention and comparison groups) at three separate times during the 29 months of the intervention...
July 23, 2018: BMC Women's Health
Anthony Tamburello, Jeffrey Metzner, Elizabeth Fergusen, Michael Champion, Elizabeth Ford, Graham Glancy, Kenneth Appelbaum, Joseph Penn, Kathryn Burns, Jason Ourada
The practice of prescribing in jails and prisons is often different from that in the community. Serious mental illness is common among inmates, and so are co-morbidities such as substance use, impulse-control, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and personality disorders. Operational requirements, staffing, and the physical plant of the institution may complicate the provision of treatment according to community standards. Problems related to medication nonadherence, as well as the pursuit of medications for nonmedical reasons, are often seen in these settings and may be managed differently than they are elsewhere...
June 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Paul G Nestor, Ashley Woodhull, Dominick Newell, Keira O'Donovan, Mayte Forte, Sean Harding, Marc Pomplun
To examine the social cognitive processes underlying the relationship of addiction and criminality, we administered the Addiction Severity Index-CF (ASI-CF) and the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) to 35 participants (11 women) who had been released recently from jail or prison. ASI-CF revealed highest lifetime drug use for alcohol, followed by cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, with an average of 42 lifetime arrests in this ex-offender sample. The men and the women showed similar psychiatric histories marked by depression and anxiety, but the women had more lifetime problems with thinking than did the men, who had higher lifetime problems with hallucinations...
June 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Brady P Horn, Xiaoxue Li, Saleh Mamun, Barbara McCrady, Michael T French
BACKGROUND: The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world and spends $40-$80 billion to house inmates per year. It is well-known that a significant correlation is present between substance use and crime, especially over recent years as opioid use disorder (OUD) has grown exponentially. To mitigate OUD, methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has demonstrated effectiveness in numerous randomized and quasi-experimental studies. A potentially fruitful environment for MMT is correctional facilities, particularly short-term facilities, such as city and county jails...
July 19, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Emrah Ermiş, Hakan Uçar, Selami Demirelli, Emrah İpek, Mustafa Gür, Murat Çaylı
OBJECTIVE: Many interventional cardiologists are concerned about the risk of side branch (SB) loss during main vessel (MV) stenting in complex bifurcation lesions. Therefore, novel techniques are required to reduce the risk of SB occlusion. The jailed semi-inflated balloon technique (JSBT) is one of these techniques. This article is a description of clinical experience with SB patency assessment using the JSBT. METHODS: A total of 64 patients with 82 distinct coronary bifurcation lesions underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via JSBT at this institution...
July 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Eser Durmaz, Bilgehan Karadağ
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July 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Joseph B Williams
Changes in the national drug laws have resulted in a marked increase in the number of individuals incarcerated in the US over the past several decades, and women have not been exempt from this trend. Incarcerated women who are pregnant and at risk of experiencing opioid withdrawal often lack access to opioid replacement therapy while in jails and prisons, and this treatment is necessary to prevent significant acute withdrawal which can be detrimental to maternal-fetal health. I contend that pregnant inmates who are at risk of experiencing opioid withdrawal possess a constitutional right to receive opioid replacement therapy while incarcerated, and failure to provide this treatment represents a violation of the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment...
July 11, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Aaron D Fobian, Morgan Froelich, Aaron Sellers, Karen Cropsey, Nicole Redmond
Returning to the community after incarceration is a particularly vulnerable time with significantly increased risk of death in the first 2 weeks. The elevated risk of death persists as long as 2 years, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the leading causes. African-Americans, especially African-American men, have higher rates of incarceration and community supervision (e.g., probation and parole) and an earlier onset of hypertension compared to Whites. Few studies have objectively assessed the cardiovascular health profile of criminal justice involved individuals...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
John F Edens, Brittany N Penson, Shannon Toney Smith, Jared R Ruchensky
Many individuals in forensic/correctional settings experience significant mental health problems, yet effective screening tools to identify such difficulties are in relatively short supply. This study investigates the clinical utility of the Personality Assessment Screener (PAS; Morey, 1997), a 22-item self-report measure of risk for emotional and behavioral dysfunction, across three archival criminal justice samples (incarcerated sex offenders, prison inmates housed in general population and psychiatric units, and jail detainees)...
July 12, 2018: Psychological Services
Maji Hailemariam, Michael Stein, Bradley Anderson, Yael Chatav Schonbrun, Kelly Moore, Megan Kurth, Fallon Richie, Jennifer E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) constitutes a major public health problem and is associated with a substantial amount of disability and premature death worldwide. Several treatment and self-help options including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are available. Nevertheless, factors associated with AA affiliation in some disadvantaged groups such as justice-involved women are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to report on previously unexamined correlates of past year AA affiliation among women in pretrial jail detention...
July 11, 2018: BMC Women's Health
Nazia Qureshi, Marjan Javanbakht, Martha Tadesse, Mark Malek, Garrett Cox
Incarcerated populations tend to be disproportionately affected by HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and men who have sex with men (MSM) are an especially high-risk subset of these populations. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for universal HIV screening, a lack of resources and high inmate turnover make it difficult to implement such guidelines in jails. From September 2013 to May 2016, the Infection Control Unit of the Los Angeles County Jail used existing resources to implement a voluntary, risk-based HIV educational and screening program targeting MSM inmates during early incarceration...
July 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
Katherine Meine
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression (PD) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. The prevalence of women in correctional settings has grown eight-fold in the last 30 years. A quarter of these women were either pregnant or within a year postpartum when entering custody. Recommendations to screen and treat all pregnant women for PD are being implemented nationwide. LOCAL PROBLEM: In 2016, 71% of pregnant women entering Milwaukee County Jail had minimal or no prenatal care and significant rates of high-risk medical and social risk factors...
July 3, 2018: Nursing Forum
Patrick J Maher, Adeyinka A Adedipe, Benjamin L Sanders, Taylor Buck, Paul Craven, Jared Strote
BACKGROUND: Incarcerated individuals represent a significant proportion of the US population and face unique healthcare challenges. Scarce articles have been published about emergency department (ED) care of these patients. We studied the ED visits from one urban jail to better describe this population. METHODS: A cohort study design was used, identifying patients who were sent to the ED from a city jail in 2015. Demographics, triage information, length of stay, number of studies, billing codes, diagnoses, and disposition data were collected...
June 19, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Michele Staton, Justin C Strickland, J Matthew Webster, Carl Leukefeld, Carrie Oser, Erika Pike
Rural women are at risk for health consequences (such as HIV) associated with substance misuse, but targeted interventions are limited for this population. Jails provide an underutilized opportunity for outreach to high-risk women in rural Appalachian communities. Rural women were randomized to either the NIDA Standard education intervention (n = 201) or the NIDA Standard plus motivational interviewing (MI-HIV; n = 199) while in jail. Outcomes focused on HIV risk behaviors 3 months post-release from jail...
June 30, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
Olivia Kolodziejczak, Samuel Justin Sinclair
It is estimated that one third to one half of the 2.3 million individuals inside U.S. jails and prisons have a mental illness in contrast to 18.3% of the general population. The implications of this on training mental health professionals to provide efficacious treatment inside correctional facilities, as well as planning for the rehabilitation and reintegration of incarcerated individuals, are significant and numerous. This article will present a brief history and overview of mental health services in the U...
July 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
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