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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651376/comparison-of-sampling-strategies-for-tobacco-retailer-inspections-to-maximize-coverage-in-vulnerable-areas-and-minimize-cost
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Joseph G L Lee, Bonnie E Shook-Sa, J Michael Bowling, Kurt M Ribisl
Introduction: In the United States, tens of thousands of inspections of tobacco retailers are conducted each year. Various sampling choices can reduce travel costs, emphasize enforcement in areas with greater non-compliance, and allow for comparability between states and over time. We sought to develop a model sampling strategy for state tobacco retailer inspections. Methods: Using a 2014 list of 10,161 North Carolina tobacco retailers, we compared results from simple random sampling; stratified, clustered at the ZIP code sampling; and, stratified, clustered at the census tract sampling...
June 23, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651351/applying-a-theory-driven-framework-to-guide-quality-improvement-efforts-in-nursing-homes-the-lock-model
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Whitney L Mills, Camilla B Pimentel, Jennifer A Palmer, A Lynn Snow, Nancy J Wewiorski, Rebecca S Allen, Christine W Hartmann
Purpose of the Study: Implementing quality improvement (QI) programs in nursing homes continues to encounter significant challenges, despite recognized need. QI approaches provide nursing home staff with opportunities to collaborate on developing and testing strategies for improving care delivery. We present a theory-driven and user-friendly adaptable framework and facilitation package to overcome existing challenges and guide QI efforts in nursing homes. Design and development: The framework is grounded in the foundational concepts of strengths-based learning, observation, relationship-based teams, efficiency, and organizational learning...
June 23, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651345/prioritizing-quality-measure-concepts-at-the-interface-of-behavioral-and-physical-healthcare
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Harold Alan Pincus, Mingjie Li, Deborah M Scharf, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Matthew L Goldman, Parashar P Ramanuj, Erin K Ferenchick
Objective: Integrated healthcare models can increase access to care, improve healthcare quality, and reduce cost for individuals with behavioral and general medical healthcare needs, yet there are few instruments for measuring the quality of integrated care. In this study, we identified and prioritized concepts that can represent the quality of integrated behavioral health and general medical care. Design: We conducted a literature review to identify candidate measure concepts...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650892/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
June 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650869/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
July 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650861/microbiome-in-interstitial-lung-disease-from-pathogenesis-to-treatment-target
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Margaret L Salisbury, MeiLan K Han, Robert P Dickson, Philip L Molyneaux
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes current knowledge of the role of the lung microbiome in interstitial lung disease and poses considerations of the microbiome as a therapeutic target. RECENT FINDINGS: Although historically considered sterile, bacterial communities have now been well documented in lungs in health and disease. Studies in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) suggest that increased bacterial burden and/or abundance of potentially pathogenic bacteria may drive disease progression, acute exacerbations, and mortality...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650745/longer-duration-antimicrobial-therapy-does-not-prevent-treatment-failure-in-high-risk-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections
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Taryn E Hassinger, Christopher A Guidry, Ori D Rotstein, Therese M Duane, Heather L Evans, Charles H Cook, Patrick J O'neill, John E Mazuski, Reza Askari, Lena M Napolitano, Nicholas Namias, Preston R Miller, E Patchen Dellinger, Raul Coimbra, Christine S Cocanour, Kaysie L Banton, Joseph Cuschieri, Kimberley Popovsky, Robert G Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested the length of treatment of intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) can be shortened without detrimental effects on patient outcomes. However, data from high-risk patient populations are lacking. We hypothesized that patients at high risk for treatment failure will benefit from a longer course of antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial were evaluated retrospectively to identify risk factors associated with treatment failure, which was defined as the composite outcome of recurrent IAI, surgical site infection, or death...
June 26, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650713/occupational-chemical-exposures-a-collaboration-between-the-georgia-poison-center-and-the-occupational-safety-and-health-administration
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Aaron W Tustin, Alison Jones, Gaylord P Lopez, Glenn R Ketcham, Michael J Hodgson
CONTEXT: In the United States, regional poison centers frequently receive calls about toxic workplace exposures. Most poison centers do not share call details routinely with governmental regulatory agencies. Worker health and safety could be enhanced if regulators such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had the ability to investigate these events and prevent similar incidents. With this goal in mind, the Georgia Poison Center (GPC) began referring occupational exposures to OSHA in July 2014...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650707/a-review-of-radiation-countermeasures-focusing-on-injury-specific-medicinals-and-regulatory-approval-status-part-i-radiation-sub-syndromes-animal-models-and-fda-approved-countermeasures
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Vijay K Singh, Thomas M Seed
PURPOSE: The increasing global risk of nuclear and radiological accidents or attacks has driven renewed research interest in developing medical countermeasures to potentially injurious exposures to acute irradiation. Clinical symptoms and signs of a developing acute radiation injury, i.e. the acute radiation syndrome, are grouped into three sub-syndromes named after the dominant organ system affected, namely the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, and neurovascular systems. The availability of safe and effective countermeasures against the above threats currently represents a significant unmet medical need...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650116/polymeric-drug-delivery-systems-for-intraoral-site-specific-chemoprevention-of-oral-cancer
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Kashappa Goud H Desai
Oral cancer is among the most prevalent cancers in the world. Moreover, it is one of the major health problems and causes of death in many regions of the world. The traditional treatment modalities include surgical removal, radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy, or a combination of these methods. In recent decades, there has been significant interest in intraoral site-specific chemoprevention via local drug delivery using polymeric systems. Because of its easy accessibility and clear visibility, the oral mucosa is amenable for local drug delivery...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649127/the-novel-%C3%AE-glucan-ycp-improves-the-survival-rates-and-symptoms-in-septic-mice-by-regulating-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
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Dan Liu, Ming You, Guang-Feng Zhao, Xiu-Jun Li, Yu-Xian Song, Huan Dou, Wen-Bing Yao, Xiang-Dong Gao, Ya-Yi Hou
Sepsis is a life-threatening health condition that is initially characterized by uncontrolled inflammation, followed by the development of persistent immunosuppression. YCP is a novel α-glucan purified from the mycelium of the marine fungus Phoma herbarum YS4108, which has displayed strong antitumor activity via enhancing host immune responses. In this study, we investigated whether YCP could influence the development of sepsis in a mouse model. Caecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis was established in mice that were treated with YCP (20 mg/kg, ip or iv) 2 h before, 4 and 24 h after the CLP procedure, and then every other day...
June 26, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648972/diallyl-trisulfide-a-garlic-polysulfide-protects-against-as-induced-renal-oxidative-nephrotoxicity-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-rats-by-activating-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
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S Miltonprabu, N C Sumedha, P Senthilraja
BACKGROUND: Arsenic (As) contamination is an extremely dangerous global environmental problem as it can enter into the food chain and become bio-accumulated, endangering human health. Chronic As intoxication leads to undesirable toxic effects in various organ systems of the body, especially the kidney. Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) is an organosulfur compound which has been widely known for its uses as antibacterial, antitumorogenic, antioxidant agent and has been also reported to have anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties...
June 22, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648544/risk-of-intussusception-following-rotavirus-vaccination-an-evidence-based-meta-analysis-of-cohort-and-case-control-studies
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Priya Kassim, Guy D Eslick
BACKGROUND: International post-licensure studies on rotavirus vaccines have identified an increased risk of intussusception in infants after administration. The first developed rotavirus vaccine (Rotashield (RRV-TV)) was suspended post-licensure in 1999 after an association with intussusception was found. The currently available second-generation rotavirus vaccines (Rotateq (RV5) and Rotarix (RV1)), are recommended as a routine vaccine by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Post-licensure studies of these vaccines have shown a smaller but temporal increased risk for developing intussusception...
June 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648494/characteristics-and-prevalence-of-wilson-s-disease-a-2013-observational-population-based-study-in-france
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Aurélia Poujois, France Woimant, Solène Samson, Pascal Chaine, Nadège Girardot-Tinant, Philippe Tuppin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Only a few epidemiological studies on the incidence and prevalence of Wilson's disease (WD) have been performed to date, and the results vary widely according to the reports. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence, ambulatory care and treatments of patients with WD in France. METHODS: Among the 58 million general health scheme beneficiaries (86% of the French population), people managed for WD in 2013 were identified using hospitalisation diagnosis in 2011-2013 or specific long-term disease status with a 100% reimbursement for specific healthcare in 2013...
June 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647419/intracerebral-hemorrhagic-expansion-occurs-in-patients-using-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-comparable-with-patients-using-warfarin
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Kara R Melmed, Patrick Lyden, Norman Gellada, Asma Moheet
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) use has significantly reduced intracerebral hemorrhagic (ICH) risk compared with standard anticoagulant treatment. Hematoma expansion (HE) is a known predictor of mortality in warfarin-associated ICH. Little is known about HE in patients using NOACs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with ICH admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from October 2010 to June 2016. We identified patients with concomitant administration of an oral anticoagulant and collected data including evidence of HE on imaging and modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at discharge...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647302/variable-validity-of-computer-extracted-problem-lists-for-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-within-the-va-greater-los-angeles-health-system
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Stephan Chiu, John Davis, JoAnn Giaconi, Aaron Lee, Greg Orshansky, Leonard Kleinman, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: Electronic health data in the form of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes is routinely used for clinical research, yet the accuracy of specific diagnoses is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of computer extracted problem lists for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) within the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Administration (VHAGLA). METHODS: The study population consisted of patients at the VHAGLA with an ICD-9 diagnosis of DM between Jan 1st 1999 and March 22nd 2016 with visits to the eye clinic...
June 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647126/mers-cov-infection-mind-the-public-knowledge-gap
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Amen Bawazir, Eman Al-Mazroo, Hoda Jradi, Anwar Ahmed, Motasim Badri
In August 2015, the Corona outbreak caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was the 9th episode since June 2012 in Saudi Arabia. Little is known about the public awareness toward the nature or prevention of the disease. The aim of this work was to assess the knowledge of the adult population in Riyadh toward the MERS-CoV. In this cross-sectional survey, a self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to randomly selected participants visiting malls in Riyadh. The questionnaire contained measurable epidemiological and clinical MERS-CoV knowledge level variables and relevant source of information...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647109/-meopa-use-practices-in-a-university-hospital-which-conformity
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Caroline Victorri-Vigneau, Cécile Paille, Caroline Joyau, Gwenaëlle Veyrac, Claire Cosset, Aline Le Pelletier, Pascale Jolliet, Julien Nizard, Emmanuelle Kuhn
INTRODUCTION: MEOPA (equimolar mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide) is used for its analgesic and anxiolytic properties in order to obtain conscious sedation of the patient when performing painful care. It is subject to an enhanced pharmacovigilance and addictovigilance monitoring. In this context, it is important to dispose of hospital utilization data. This work aims to assess the compliance of the use of nitrous oxide regarding the recommendations of the summary of product characteristics, in a French university hospital (Nantes) and consider possible improvements...
May 26, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646926/high-burden-of-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-school-aged-children-in-marolambo-district-madagascar
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Stephen A Spencer, James M St John Penney, Hannah J Russell, Anthony P Howe, Cortland Linder, Andriamahitsisambatra L D Rakotomampianina, Anjara M Nandimbiniaina, S Bertel Squire, J Russell Stothard, Amaya L Bustinduy, Alain M Rahetilahy
BACKGROUND: A school-based survey was undertaken to assess prevalence and infection intensity of schistosomiasis in school-aged children in the Marolambo District of Madagascar. METHODS: School-aged children from six purposively selected schools were tested for Schistosoma haematobium by urine filtration and Schistosoma mansoni using circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) and Kato-Katz stool analysis. The investigators did not address soil-transmitted helminths (STH) in this study...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646798/social-context-matters-ethnicity-discrimination-and-stress-reactivity
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David Busse, Ilona S Yim, Belinda Campos
Exposure to chronic discrimination is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The study of biobehavioral pathways linking discrimination with health outcomes has mostly focused on the cardiovascular system, with fewer studies addressing the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In this study we tested associations between Latino ethnicity, experiences of discrimination, and cortisol responses to an acute laboratory stressor. One hundred fifty eight individuals (92 female, 66 male) between the ages of 18 and 29 years participated in the study...
May 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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