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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110500/-maximising-shareholder-value-a-detailed-insight-into-the-corporate-political-activity-of-the-australian-food-industry
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Melissa Mialon, Boyd Swinburn, Steven Allender, Gary Sacks
OBJECTIVE: To gain deeper insight into the corporate political activity (CPA) of the Australian food industry from a public health perspective. METHODS: Fifteen interviews with a purposive sample of current and former policy makers, public health advocates and academics who have closely interacted with food industry representatives or observed food industry behaviours. RESULTS: All participants reported having directly experienced the CPA of the food industry during their careers, with the 'information and messaging' and 'constituency building' strategies most prominent...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110382/economic-evaluations-alongside-efficient-study-designs-using-large-observational-datasets-the-pleasant-trial-case-study
#2
Matthew Franklin, Sarah Davis, Michelle Horspool, Wei Sun Kua, Steven Julious
BACKGROUND: Large observational datasets such as Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) provide opportunities to conduct clinical studies and economic evaluations with efficient designs. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to report the economic evaluation methodology for a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a UK NHS-delivered public health intervention for children with asthma that was evaluated using CPRD and describe the impact of this methodology on results...
January 21, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110297/the-technical-report-on-sodium-intake-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-by-the-joint-working-group-of-the-world-heart-federation-the-european-society-of-hypertension-and-the-european-public-health-association
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Mancia, Suzanne Oparil, Paul K Whelton, Martin McKee, Anna Dominiczak, Friedrich C Luft, Khalid AlHabib, Fernando Lanas, Albertino Damasceno, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Giuseppe La Torre, Michael Weber, Martin O'Donnell, Sidney C Smith, Jagat Narula
Ingestion of sodium is essential to health, but excess sodium intake is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Defining an optimal range of sodium intake in populations has been challenging and controversial. Clinical trials evaluating the effect of sodium reduction on blood pressure have shown blood pressure lowering effects down to sodium intake of less than 1.5 g/day. Findings from these blood pressure trials form the basis for current guideline recommendations to reduce sodium intake to less than 2...
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110108/boys-are-not-exempt-sexual-exploitation-of-adolescents-in-sub-saharan-africa
#4
Jones K Adjei, Elizabeth M Saewyc
Research on youth sexual exploitation in Africa has largely neglected the experiences of exploited boys. To date, much of the research in sub-Saharan Africa continues to consider boys mainly as exploiters but not as exploited. Using the only publicly available population-based surveys from the National Survey of Adolescents, conducted in four sub-Saharan African countries - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda-we assessed factors associated with transactional sexual behaviour among never-married adolescent boys and girls...
January 18, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109915/ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-in-the-traditional-treatment-of-diabetes-in-chtouka-ait-baha-and-tiznit-western-anti-atlas-morocco
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M Barkaoui, A Katiri, H Boubaker, F Msanda
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Morocco, diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem with more than 1.5 million cases in 2014. Medicinal plants are widely used by the Moroccan population to treat the illness. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this work is to make an inventory of plant species used in folk medicine for the management of diabetes in Chtouka Ait Baha and Tiznit provinces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey was carried out by means of semi-structured questionnaires...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109894/pregnancy-outcomes-following-direct-uterine-fibroid-thermal-ablation-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Julia Keltz, Mark Levie, Scott Chudnoff
The objective of this review is to describe the reproductive outcomes of women after radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA) of fibroids or magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU). This is a literature review of the current case reports of reproductive outcomes following direct fibroid thermal ablation at multiple academic and private centers throughout the world. A literature search was performed using PubMed and Medline. All publications that included data of women who underwent radiofrequency fibroid ablation or magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound of fibroids and subsequently conceived were included...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109766/crohn-s-disease-in-italy-a-critical-review-of-the-literature-using-different-data-sources
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REVIEW
Carlotta Galeone, Claudio Pelucchi, Giovanna Barbera, Claudio Citterio, Carlo La Vecchia, Andrea Franchi
BACKGROUND: Incidence and prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) have increased during the last decades in several world areas. Italian data on CD are scattered between various administrative, educational and scientific sources, and findings are poorly summarized. AIMS: We conducted a review focusing not only on prevalence and incidence of CD in Italy, but also on mortality, treatments, delayed diagnosis and hospitalization. METHODS: In October 2015, we searched for quantitative epidemiological data of CD using PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
January 9, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109736/social-disparities-in-the-relationship-between-depression-and-unintended-pregnancy-during-adolescence-and-young-adulthood
#8
Kelli Stidham Hall, Jennifer L Richards, Kathleen Mullan Harris
PURPOSE: We investigated the influence of depression on subsequent risk of unintended pregnancy and social disparities within this relationship, during adolescence and young adulthood. METHODS: Drawing upon 15-year, nationally representative data from 8,810 young U.S. women in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, we estimated associations between depression and time to first pregnancies reported as unintended, overall and stratified by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age with Cox proportional hazard models...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109324/reporting-of-critical-care-trial-abstracts-a-comparison-before-and-after-the-announcement-of-consort-guideline-for-abstracts
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Akira Kuriyama, Naomi Takahashi, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: An extension of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement provides a checklist of items to improve the reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, authors of abstracts in some fields have poorly adhered to this guideline. We did an extensive literature survey to examine the quality of reporting trial abstracts in major critical care journals before and after announcement of the CONSORT guideline for abstracts. METHODS: We reviewed abstracts of RCTs published in four major critical care journals with publication dates ranging from 2006 to 2007 (pre-CONSORT) and from 2011 to 2012 (post-CONSORT): Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), Critical Care (CC), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), and Critical Care Medicine (CCM)...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109320/celebrities-impact-on-health-related-knowledge-attitudes-behaviors-and-status-outcomes-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Steven J Hoffman, Yasmeen Mansoor, Navneet Natt, Lathika Sritharan, Julia Belluz, Timothy Caulfield, Yoni Freedhoff, John N Lavis, Arya M Sharma
BACKGROUND: Celebrities are highly influential people whose actions and decisions are watched and often emulated by wide audiences. Many celebrities have used their prominent social standing to offer medical advice or endorse health products, a trend that is expected to increase. However, the extent of the impact that celebrities have in shaping the public's health-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and status is unclear. This systematic review seeks to answer the following questions: (1) Which health-related outcomes are influenced by celebrities? (2) How large of an impact do celebrities actually have on these health-related outcomes? (3) Under what circumstances do celebrities produce either beneficial or harmful impacts? METHODS: Ten databases were searched, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, CINAHL, Communication Complete, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index, Journals @ Scholars Portal, and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I...
January 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109181/stability-of-alcohol-use-and-teen-dating-violence-for-female-youth-a-latent-transition-analysis
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Hye Jeong Choi, JoAnna Elmquist, Ryan C Shorey, Emily F Rothman, Gregory L Stuart, Jeff R Temple
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Alcohol use is one of the most widely accepted and studied risk factors for teen dating violence (TDV). Too little research has explored longitudinally if it is true that an adolescent's alcohol use and TDV involvement simultaneously occur. In the current study, we examined whether there were latent status based on past-year TDV and alcohol use and whether female adolescents changed their statuses of TDV and alcohol use over time. METHODS: The sample consisted of 583 female youths in seven public high schools in Texas...
January 21, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109172/integrated-treatment-options-for-male-perpetrators-of-intimate-partner-violence
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Cory A Crane, Caroline J Easton
ISSUES: Male-to-female intimate partner violence remains a worldwide public health issue with adverse physical and psychological consequences for victims, perpetrators and children. Personality disorders, addiction, trauma and mood symptoms are established risk factors for intimate partner violence perpetration and factor prominently into a recovery-oriented treatment approach. APPROACH: We reviewed the partner violence literature for detailed reports of traditional as well as innovative, integrated treatment approaches...
January 21, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108750/-titanium-or-steel-as-osteosynthesis-material-systematic-literature-search-for-clinical-evidence
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Alexander Joeris, Sabine Goldhahn, Elke Rometsch, Dankward Höntzsch
BACKGROUND: The selection of the appropriate implant material, stainless steel or titanium, is still the decision of the surgeon and/or the affiliated institution. Additionally, remarkable international differences can be found between the different markets, which cannot really be explained. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature search was performed to verify whether there is clinical evidence for the preference of one material over the other. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The systematic literature search was performed utilizing the internet databases PubMed, Cochrane and Web of Science...
January 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108592/social-class-variation-the-effect-of-the-economic-recession-and-childhood-obesity-at-3-years-of-age-in-ireland
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Samira Barbara Jabakhanji, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot, Fiona Boland, Regien Biesma
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported a social class gradient within overweight prevalence (1-4). Additionally, cross-country comparisons report high overweight trends and a change in food consumption patterns in countries affected by an economic crisis (5-11). The aim of this study was to assess the association between social class and recession on obesity levels in 3-year-old Irish children. METHODS: The population-based infant cohort of the national Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study was used...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108400/overexpression-of-a-three-gene-conidial-pigment-biosynthetic-pathway-in-aspergillus-nidulans-reveals-the-first-nrps-known-to-acetylate-tryptophan
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Calvin T Sung, Shu-Lin Chang, Ruth Entwistle, Green Ahn, Tzu-Shyang Lin, Vessela Petrova, Hsu-Hua Yeh, Mike B Praseuth, Yi-Ming Chiang, Berl R Oakley, Clay C C Wang
Fungal nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) are megasynthetases that produce cyclic and acyclic peptides. In Aspergillus nidulans, the NRPS ivoA (AN10576) has been associated with the biosynthesis of grey-brown conidiophore pigments. Another gene, ivoB (AN0231), has been demonstrated to be an N-acetyl-6-hydroxytryptophan oxidase that putatively acts downstream of IvoA. A third gene, ivoC, has also been predicted to be involved in pigment biosynthesis based on publicly available genomic and transcriptomic information...
January 17, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107976/sensitive-fluorescent-detection-of-h2o2-and-glucose-in-human-serum-based-on-inner-filter-effect-of-squaric-acid-iron-iii-on-the-fluorescence-of-upconversion-nanoparticle
#16
Hongyu Chen, Aijin Fang, Li He, Youyu Zhang, Shouzhuo Yao
Diabetes mellitus is an epidemic disease that it has became a worldwide public health problem. Thus, blood glucose monitoring has attracted extensive attention. Here, we report a nanosensor based on inner filter effect (IFE) between upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) and squaric acid (SQA)-iron(III) for the highly sensitive and selective detection of glucose levels in human serum. In this assay, GOx-catalyzed oxidization of glucose produces gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The latter can catalytically oxidize iron(II) to iron(III) which can rapidly (<1min) coordinate with the SQA to produce (SQA)-iron(III)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107850/application-of-magic-in-healthcare-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Michael T Lam, Helen R Lam, Lalit Chawla
STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review. INTRODUCTION: The art and science of magic traces back to ancient days. Physicians are often compared to magicians metaphorically. Nonetheless, there exist various genuine applications of magic in the healthcare setting. PURPOSE: To explore and summarize the literature reporting the applications of magic tricks or any derived techniques in healthcare or clinical environments. METHODS: A literature search was performed on ten databases: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PEDro, Scopus, the International Index to Performing Arts, General OneFile and Newstand, to identify references related to the application of magic in healthcare...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107594/weighing-the-evidence-from-surgical-trials
#18
Quoc-Dien Trinh, Alexander P Cole, Prokar Dasgupta
With growing calls to improve value in health care, the assessment of surgical outcomes has moved to the spotlight. Public awareness of medical errors has spurred initiatives like the ProPublica "Surgeon Scorecard" to measure and report complications (h t t p s : //projects. propublica. org/surgeons/). High-tech and expensive innovations such as robot-assisted surgery must be measured against traditional approaches. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107579/experience-of-skin-cancer-and-contact-with-health-professionals-is-associated-with-increased-skin-cancer-knowledge-but-not-sun-safety-knowledge-or-behaviour
#19
Charlotte L Thomas, Pablo Fernández Peñas
The mortality and morbidity associated with melanoma is unquestionable, but its global incidence is greatly outnumbered by that of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). The economic burden of NMSC is significant, falling within the US' top five most costly cancers (1) . In Australia, a high level of skin cancer awareness has been reported (2) . Public health campaigns and advice provided by individual health professionals seek to increase knowledge about skin cancer, risk factors and protective sun-safety behaviours...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107475/review-and-analysis-of-publication-trends-over-three-decades-in-three-high-impact-medicine-journals
#20
Alexander Ivanov, Beata A Kaczkowska, Saadat A Khan, Jean Ho, Morteza Tavakol, Ashok Prasad, Geetha Bhumireddy, Allan F Beall, Igor Klem, Parag Mehta, William M Briggs, Terrence J Sacchi, John F Heitner
CONTEXT: Over the past three decades, industry sponsored research expanded in the United States. Financial incentives can lead to potential conflicts of interest (COI) resulting in underreporting of negative study results. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that over the three decades, there would be an increase in: a) reporting of conflict of interest and source of funding; b) percentage of randomized control trials c) number of patients per study and d) industry funding...
2017: PloS One
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