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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548223/cannabis-smoking-and-cardiovascular-health-it-s-complicated
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M R Piano
Many states have legalized cannabis use for treatment of certain medical conditions or have legalized cannabis for recreational use. Consequently, cannabis use prevalence has escalated, giving rise to concerns about potential health effects. Cannabis smoking remains the most prevalent route of administration and is associated with inhalation of chemical toxicants. The aim of this article is to summarize the effects of cannabis smoking on the vasculature and occurrence of cardiovascular (CV) events such as myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547273/case-distribution-and-complications-of-mid-urethral-sling-surgery-in-a-canadian-city-before-and-after-the-health-canada-advisory-on-pelvic-floor-mesh
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Kevin Carlson, Richard Baverstock, Andrea Civitarese, R Trafford Crump
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Increased incidences of complications related to the use of mid-urethral slings (MUS) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence resulted in both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada issuing advisories in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect these advisories had on the number of surgeons performing MUS surgery and post-surgical complications in Calgary, Canada. METHODS: In this study, we conducted a retrospective analysis of administrative data between 2006 and 2011...
May 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546306/summaries-of-safety-labeling-changes-approved-by-fda-boxed-warnings-highlights-january-march-2017
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June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546297/summaries-of-safety-labeling-changes-approved-by-fda-boxed-warnings-highlights-january-march-2017
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June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545752/emergency-department-as-a-first-contact-for-mental-health-problems-in-children-and-youth
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Peter J Gill, Natasha Saunders, Sima Gandhi, Alejandro Gonzalez, Paul Kurdyak, Simone Vigod, Astrid Guttmann
OBJECTIVE: To characterize youth who use the emergency department (ED) as a "first contact" for mental health (MH) problems. METHOD: This was a population-based cross-sectional cohort study using linked health and demographic administrative datasets of youth 10 to 24 years of age with an incident MH ED visit from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2014, in Ontario, Canada. We modeled the association of demographic, clinical, and health service use characteristics with having no prior outpatient MH care in the preceding 2-year period ("first contact") using modified Poisson models...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545551/identifying-and-reducing-disparities-in-successful-addiction-treatment-completion-testing-the-role-of-medicaid-payment-acceptance
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Erick G Guerrero, Bryan R Garner, Benjamin Cook, Yinfei Kong, William A Vega, Lillian Gelberg
BACKGROUND: Medicaid has become the largest payer of substance use disorder treatment and may enhance access to quality care and reduce disparities. We tested whether treatment programs' acceptance of Medicaid payments was associated with reduced disparities between Mexican Americans and non-Latino Whites. METHODS: We analyzed client and program data from 122 publicly funded treatment programs in 2010 and 112 programs in 2013. These data were merged with information regarding 15,412 adult clients from both periods, of whom we selected only Mexican Americans (n = 7130, 46...
May 25, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545540/assessment-of-coverage-of-preventive-treatment-and-insecticide-treated-mosquito-nets-in-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-services-in-11-districts-in-mozambique-in-2011-the-critical-role-of-supply-chain
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Cristolde Salomão, Jahit Sacarlal, Eduardo Samo Gudo
BACKGROUND: Malaria during pregnancy is associated with poor maternal and pregnancy outcome and the World Health Organization recommends the administration of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) to all pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) services. This study was conducted with the aim to assess the uptake of IPTp and ITNs in pregnant women attending ANC services and correlate with ANC attendance and frequency of stock-outs in 22 health facilities Mozambique...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545424/suicide-attempts-in-u-s-army-combat-arms-special-forces-and-combat-medics
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Robert J Ursano, Ronald C Kessler, James A Naifeh, Holly Herberman Mash, Carol S Fullerton, Tsz Hin Hinz Ng, Pablo A Aliaga, Gary H Wynn, Hieu M Dinh, James E McCarroll, Nancy A Sampson, Tzu-Cheg Kao, Michael Schoenbaum, Steven G Heeringa, Murray B Stein
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Army suicide attempt rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Risk may vary according to occupation, which significantly influences the stressors that soldiers experience. METHODS: Using administrative data from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS), we identified person-month records for all active duty Regular Army enlisted soldiers who had a medically documented suicide attempt from 2004 through 2009 (n = 9650) and an equal-probability sample of control person-months (n = 153,528)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545268/-efficacy-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-of-different-drug-treatments-after-partial-resection-of-rectovaginal-endometriosis
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T Li, X X Xu, Y Dai, J J Zhang, J H Lang, J H Leng
Objective: To evaluate different postoperative medications as maintenance treatment for rectovaginal endometriosis (RVE) patients after conservative surgery. Methods: RVE patients who underwent transvaginal partial excision from January 2007 to September 2016 with regular outpatient follow-up were retrospectively screened. Those followed by a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) insertion or oral contraceptive drospirenone/ethinylestradiol (DRSP/EE) 3 mg/30 μg administration were enrolled...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544443/development-of-a-clinical-trials-version-of-the-impact-of-weight-on-quality-of-life-lite-questionnaire-iwqol-lite-clinical-trials-version-results-from-two-qualitative-studies
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R L Kolotkin, C M Ervin, H H Meincke, L Højbjerre, S E Fehnel
Existing measures of health-related quality of life and patient functioning in obesity, such as the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQOL-Lite) questionnaire, lack the developmental rigour required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support product labelling. Two iterative qualitative studies informed development of a version of the IWQOL-Lite questionnaire optimized for use in obesity clinical trials: the IWQOL-Lite Clinical Trials Version. Study 1 included 42 patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg m(-2) (obesity); and Study 2 included 29 patients with type 2 diabetes and BMI ≥ 27 kg m(-2) (overweight)...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544364/influenza-associated-delays-in-patient-throughput-and-premature-patient-departure-in-emergency-departments-in-new-south-wales-australia-a-time-series-analysis
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David J Muscatello, Kendall J Bein, Michael M Dinh
OBJECTIVES: Influenza outbreaks cause overcrowding in EDs. We aimed to quantify the impact of influenza on the National Emergency Access Targets and premature patient departure in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of 11 million presentations to 115 hospitals during 2010-2014, using routinely collected administrative records. A time series generalised additive regression model was used to assess the correlation between weekly influenza activity and the weekly proportion of patients leaving the ED in >4 h and the proportion that departed before commencing or completing treatment ('did not wait'), after controlling for background winter and holiday effects...
May 24, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544338/alcohol-consumption-and-risk-of-unemployment-sickness-absence-and-disability-pension-in-denmark-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maja Baeksgaard Jørgensen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Ulrik Becker, Janne S Tolstrup
AIMS: We investigated the association between weekly alcohol consumption and binge drinking and the risk of unemployment, sickness absence and disability pension. DESIGN: Prospective register-based cohort study SETTING: Denmark PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 17,690 men and women, aged 18 to 60 years, from the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey in 2000, 2005 and 2010 participated in the study. Participants worked the entire year prior to baseline. MEASUREMENTS: Administrative registers were used to obtain information on unemployment, sickness absence and disability pension during a 5-year follow-up period...
May 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544284/the-national-healthcare-system-claims-databases-in-france-sniiram-and-egb-powerful-tools-for-pharmacoepidemiology
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Julien Bezin, Mai Duong, Régis Lassalle, Cécile Droz, Antoine Pariente, Patrick Blin, Nicholas Moore
The French health care system is based on universal coverage by one of several health care insurance plans. The SNIIRAM database merges anonymous information of reimbursed claims from all these plans, linked to the national hospital-discharge summaries database system (PMSI) and the national death registry. It now covers 98.8% of the French population, over 66 million persons, from birth (or immigration) to death (or emigration), making it possibly the world's largest continuous homogeneous claims database...
May 24, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543829/what-challenges-do-nonprofit-hospitals-face-in-taking-on-community-health-needs-assessments-a-qualitative-study-from-appalachian-ohio
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Daniel Skinner, Berkeley Franz, Kelly Kelleher
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of Appalachian hospitals in undertaking Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). Of particular interest is whether new requirements to undertake regular evaluation and public health programming pose challenges for rural, Appalachian hospitals. METHODS: Using a sample of nonprofit hospitals in Appalachian Ohio, we conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with hospital administrators overseeing community benefit activities and external consultants hired to complete assessments...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543652/what-s-the-use-disparate-purposes-of-u-s-federal-bioethics-commissions
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Jenny Dyck Brian, Robert Cook-Deegan
In the forty-year history of U.S. bioethics commissions, these government-sanctioned forums have often demonstrated their power to address pressing problems and to enable policy change. For example, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, established in 1974, left a legacy of reports that were translated into regulations and had an enormous practical impact. And the 1982 report Splicing Life, by the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, became the basis for the National Institutes of Health's Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee as well as for the Food and Drug Administration's developing "Points to Consider" when contemplating the introduction of recombinant DNA into human beings...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543135/bone-mineral-density-testing-and-bisphosphonate-and-oestrogen-prescribing-associated-with-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-utilization-the-impact-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-boxed-warning
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E Eworuke, V Popat, D G Moeny
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) prevents follicular maturation and ovulation, resulting in oestrogen deficiency. Oestrogen deficiency is particularly concerning as it is associated with decreases in bone mineral density (BMD) or bone mass. Widespread use of concurrent oestrogen or bisphosphonates with DMPA has been observed in a previous single-centre US study. The authors also reported that more than half of obstetrician-gynaecologists ordered BMD testing solely due to DMPA...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542816/identification-of-microorganisms-isolated-from-counterfeit-and-unapproved-decorative-contact-lenses
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Adrian D Land, Katie L Penno, Jennifer L Brzezinski
All contact lenses (corrective/noncorrective) are considered Class II or Class III medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which also states that contact lenses can only be obtained with a prescription. The Forensic Chemistry Center of the US Food & Drug Administration has examined over 300 decorative, noncorrective contact lenses obtained without a prescription. Our observations indicate that 60% of the counterfeit lenses and 27% of the unapproved lenses examined were positive for microbial contamination...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542630/dose-dependent-effect-of-silver-nanoparticles-agnps-on-fertility-and-survival-of-drosophila-an-in-vivo-study
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Akanksha Raj, Prasanna Shah, Namita Agrawal
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) containing consumer products have been proliferating in the market due to its unique antimicrobial property, however, lack of in-depth knowledge about their potential effect on human health in a longer run is of great concern. Therefore, we investigated dose-dependent in vivo effect of AgNPs using Drosophila as a model system. Drosophila, a genetically tractable organism with distinct developmental stages, short life cycle and significant homology with human serves as an ideal organism to study nanomaterial-mediated toxicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542575/the-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effects-of-melatonin-on-lps-stimulated-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Guang-Min Yu, Hirokazu Kubota, Miki Okita, Teruo Maeda
Mastitis is the most prevalent disease in dairy cattle worldwide and not only causes huge economic losses in the dairy industry but also threatens public health. To evaluate the therapeutic potential of melatonin in mastitis, we examined the ability of melatonin to protect bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) from the harmful effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). We found that melatonin inhibited the LPS-binding protein-CD14-TLR4 signaling pathway in bMECs, which had opposing effects on pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542544/development-and-characterization-of-an-experimental-model-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-in-rabbit
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Oscar Julián Arias-Mutis, Vannina G Marrachelli, Amparo Ruiz-Saurí, Antonio Alberola, Jose Manuel Morales, Luis Such-Miquel, Daniel Monleon, Francisco J Chorro, Luis Such, Manuel Zarzoso
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has become one of the main concerns for public health because of its link to cardiovascular disease. Murine models have been used to study the effect of MetS on the cardiovascular system, but they have limitations for studying cardiac electrophysiology. In contrast, the rabbit cardiac electrophysiology is similar to human, but a detailed characterization of the different components of MetS in this animal is still needed. Our objective was to develop and characterize a diet-induced experimental model of MetS that allows the study of cardiovascular remodeling and arrhythmogenesis...
2017: PloS One
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