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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728554/the-rise-and-fall-of-dental-therapy-in-canada-a-policy-analysis-and-assessment-of-equity-of-access-to-oral-health-care-for-inuit-and-first-nations-communities
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Victoria Leck, Glen E Randall
BACKGROUND: Inequality between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities, in terms of both access to oral health care services and related health outcomes, has been a long-standing problem. Efforts to close this equity gap led to the creation of dental therapy training programs. These programs were designed to produce graduates who would provide services in rural and northern communities. The closure of the last dental therapy program in late 2011 has ended the supply of dental therapists and governments do not appear to have any alternative solutions to the growing gap in access to oral health care services between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities...
July 20, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702908/water-quality-and-health-in-northern-canada-stored-drinking-water-and-acute-gastrointestinal-illness-in-labrador-inuit
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Carlee J Wright, Jan M Sargeant, Victoria L Edge, James D Ford, Khosrow Farahbakhsh, Inez Shiwak, Charlie Flowers, Sherilee L Harper
One of the highest self-reported incidence rates of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) in the global peer-reviewed literature occurs in Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. This high incidence of illness could be due, in part, to the consumption of contaminated water, as many northern communities face challenges related to the quality of municipal drinking water. Furthermore, many Inuit store drinking water in containers in the home, which could increase the risk of contamination between source and point-of-use (i...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691646/participatory-methods-for-inuit-public-health-promotion-and-programme-evaluation-in-nunatsiavut-canada
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Manpreet Saini
Engaging stakeholders is crucial for health promotion and programme evaluations; understanding how to best engage stakeholders is less clear, especially within Indigenous communities. The objectives of this thesis research were to use participatory methods to: (1) co-develop and evaluate a whiteboard video for use as a public health promotion tool in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, and (2) develop and validate a framework for participatory evaluation of Inuit public health initiatives in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Data collection tools included interactive workshops, community events, interviews, focus-group discussions and surveys...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669327/reproductive-factors-lifestyle-and-dietary-habits-among-pregnant-women-in-greenland-the-accept-sub-study-2013-2015
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Anne Seneca Terkelsen, Manhai Long, Lise Hounsgaard, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: During past decades the formerly active lifestyle in Greenland has become sedentary, and the intake of traditional food has gradually been replaced with imported food. These lifestyle and dietary habits may affect pregnant women. AIM: To describe age and regional differences in reproductive factors, lifestyle and diet among Greenlandic pregnant women in their first trimester. METHODS: A cross-sectional study during 2013-2015 including 373 pregnant women was conducted in five Greenlandic regions (West, Disko Bay, South, North and East)...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630224/successful-conservative-treatment-of-severe-frostbite-lesions-in-a-greenlandic-inuit
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Martin Ekdahl, Luit Penninga
Frostbite may cause lesions. The severity ranges from superficial wounds to severe cases with loss of limbs and tissue. Hence, proper treatment is of utmost importance. We present a case of an 18-year-old man from Arctic Greenland who was admitted with severe frostbite lesions involving both hands. The patient had fallen asleep outside during extreme temperatures. He was treated conservatively with proper wound care, antibiotics and intensive physical therapy. The patient made a full recovery without sequelae...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625107/associations-between-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-25-oh-d-and-psychological-distress-among-inuit-in-canada
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Hans-Ragnar Skogli, Dominique Geoffroy, Hope A Weiler, Grethe S Tell, Laurence J Kirmayer, Grace M Egeland
BACKGROUND: Inuit in Canada have experienced dietary changes over recent generations, but how this relates to psychological distress has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how nutritional biomarkers are related to psychological distress. DESIGN: A total of 36 communities in northern Canada participated in the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey (2007-2008). Of 2796 households, 1901 (68%) participated; 1699 Inuit adults gave blood samples for biomarker analysis and answered the Kessler 6-item psychological distress questionnaire (K6)...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619039/food-insecurity-and-food-consumption-by-season-in-households-with-children-in-an-arctic-city-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine Huet, James D Ford, Victoria L Edge, Jamal Shirley, Nia King, Sherilee L Harper
BACKGROUND: High rates of food insecurity are documented among Inuit households in Canada; however, data on food insecurity prevalence and seasonality for Inuit households with children are lacking, especially in city centres. This project: (1) compared food consumption patterns for households with and without children, (2) compared the prevalence of food insecurity for households with and without children, (3) compared food consumption patterns and food insecurity prevalence between seasons, and (4) identified factors associated with food insecurity in households with children in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada...
June 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614392/psychometric-validation-of-the-household-food-insecurity-access-scale-among-inuit-pregnant-women-from-northern-quebec
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Lisa Teh, Catherine Pirkle, Chris Furgal, Myriam Fillion, Michel Lucas
BACKGROUND: Globally, food insecurity is a major public health concern. In North America, it is particularly prevalent in certain sub-groups, including Indigenous communities. Although many Indigenous and remote communities harvest and share food, most food security assessment tools focus on economic access. This study describes the psychometric evaluation of a modified Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS), developed for mixed economies, to assess food insecurity among pregnant Inuit women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613122/water-quality-and-inuit-health-an-examination-of-drinking-water-consumption-perceptions-and-contamination-in-rigolet-canada
#9
Carlee Wright
Canadian Inuit have often reported concerns about the quality of their municipal drinking water; research has also shown that some Inuit communities experience some of the highest incidence rates of self-reported acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) in Canada and globally. The goal of this thesis research was to investigate drinking water perceptions and consumption patterns, as well as water contamination and potential associations with AGI in the Inuit community of Rigolet, Canada. Three census cross-sectional surveys captured data on AGI, drinking water, and water storage (2012-2014); additionally, bacterial contamination of household drinking water was assessed alongside the 2014 survey...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611035/metabolic-anthropology-selection-pressure-shapes-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-greenlandic-inuit-populations
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Robert W McGarrah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611031/cpt1a-missense-mutation-associated-with-fatty-acid-metabolism-and-reduced-height-in-greenlanders
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Line Skotte, Anders Koch, Victor Yakimov, Sirui Zhou, Bolette Søborg, Mikael Andersson, Sascha W Michelsen, Johan E Navne, Jacqueline M Mistry, Patrick A Dion, Michael L Pedersen, Malene L Børresen, Guy A Rouleau, Frank Geller, Mads Melbye, Bjarke Feenstra
BACKGROUND: Inuit have lived for thousands of years in an extremely cold environment on a diet dominated by marine-derived fat. To investigate how this selective pressure has affected the genetic regulation of fatty acid metabolism, we assessed 233 serum metabolic phenotypes in a population-based sample of 1570 Greenlanders. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using array-based and targeted genotyping, we found that rs80356779, a p.Pro479Leu variant in CPT1A, was strongly associated with markers of n-3 fatty acid metabolism, including degree of unsaturation (P=1...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610584/serum-levels-of-environmental-pollutants-is-a-risk-factor-for-breast-cancer-in-inuit-a-case-control-study
#12
Maria Wielsøe, Peder Kern, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Environmental Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can alter the hormone homeostasis by mimicking, interfering or blocking the function of hormones; moreover POPs are hypothesized to modify the risk of breast cancer. The association between POPs and breast cancer has been widely studied but the conclusions are inconsistent. The present study examined the associations between serum levels of POPs and breast cancer with focus on the highly exposed Greenlandic Inuit population...
June 13, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593748/characteristics-and-response-to-treatment-among-indigenous-people-receiving-injectable-diacetylmorphine-or-hydromorphone-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-for-the-treatment-of-long-term-opioid-dependence
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Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Heather Palis, Daphne Guh, Kirsten Marchand, Suzanne Brissette, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Aslam H Anis, Michael Krausz, David C Marsh, Martin T Schechter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of injectable hydromorphone and dicaetylmorphine for Indigenous participants in the Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME) clinical trial. The study additionally aims to explore the prevalence and frequency of crack cocaine use among subgroups of participants (by gender and ethnicity). This secondary analysis is particularly relevant given the current need for expanded medication assisted treatments for opioid dependence across North America...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588959/assessment-of-the-implementation-fidelity-of-the-arctic-char-distribution-project-in-nunavik-quebec
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Lara Gautier, Catherine M Pirkle, Christopher Furgal, Michel Lucas
BACKGROUND: In September 2011, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services began supporting the Arctic Char Distribution Project (AC/DP) for pregnant women. This initiative promoted consumption of the fish Arctic char-a traditional Inuit food-by pregnant women living in villages of Nunavik, an area in northern Quebec (Canada) inhabited predominantly by people of Inuit ethnicity. This intervention was intended to reduce exposure to contaminants and improve food security in Inuit communities...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574874/physical-activity-and-abdominal-fat-distribution-in-greenland
#15
Inger Katrine Dahl-Petersen, Søren Brage, Peter Bjerregaard, Janne Tolstrup, Marit Eika Jørgensen
PURPOSE: We examined how total volume of physical activity and reallocation of time spent at various objectively measured intensities of physical activity (PA) were associated with overall and abdominal fat distribution in adult Inuit in Greenland. METHODS: Data were collected as part of a countrywide cross-sectional health survey in Greenland. A combined accelerometer and heart rate monitor measured total physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) and intensities of PA (N=1536)...
June 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568975/stable-isotopes-of-carbon-and-nitrogen-as-markers-of-dietary-variation-among-sociocultural-subgroups-of-inuit-in-greenland
#16
Peter Bjerregaard, Christina V L Larsen, Inger K Dahl-Petersen, Bjørn Buchardt
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the use of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen as biomarkers for traditional versus store-bought food among the Inuit. Furthermore, we compared the isotope patterns among sociocultural population groups. METHODS: As a part of a country-wide health survey in Greenland during 2005-2010, we analyzed the isotope composition of toenails from 1025 adult Inuit and meat of common species hunted for food. Information on diet and sociocultural variables was collected by interviews...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554947/disparities-in-infant-hospitalizations-in-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-populations-in-quebec-canada
#17
Hua He, Lin Xiao, Jill Elaine Torrie, Nathalie Auger, Nancy Gros-Louis McHugh, Hamado Zoungrana, Zhong-Cheng Luo
BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is higher in Indigenous than non-Indigenous populations, but comparable data on infant morbidity are lacking in Canada. We evaluated disparities in infant morbidities experienced by Indigenous populations in Canada. METHODS: We used linked population-based birth and health administrative data from Quebec, Canada, to compare hospitalization rates, an indicator of severe morbidity, in First Nations, Inuit and non-Indigenous singleton infants (< 1 year) born between 1996 and 2010...
May 29, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542407/the-influence-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-traditional-inuit-diet-on-markers-of-inflammation
#18
L K Schæbel, E C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, H Vestergaard, S Andersen
Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are high in Inuit living predominately on the traditional marine diet. Adverse effects of POPs include disruption of the immune system and cardiovascular diseases that are frequent in Greenland Inuit. We aimed to assess the association between exposure to POPs from the marine diet and inflammation, taking into account other factors such as vitamin D. We invited Inuit and non-Inuit living in settlements or the town in rural East Greenland or in the capital city Nuuk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509516/variations-in-survival-time-for-amalgam-and-resin-composite-restorations-a-population-based-cohort-analysis
#19
S Birch, R Price, P Andreou, G Jones, A Portolesi
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between the restorative material used and time to further treatment across population cohorts with universal coverage for dental treatment. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN: Cohort study of variation in survival time for tooth restorations over time and by restoration material used based on an Accelerated Failure Time model. CLINICAL SETTING: Primary dental care clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Members of Canada's First Nations and Inuit population covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits program of Health Canada for the period April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2012...
September 2016: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486439/branched-chain-and-aromatic-amino-acids-in-relation-to-behavioral-problems-among-young-inuit-from-nunavik-canada-a-cohort-study
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Audray St-Jean, Salma Meziou, Cynthia Roy, Pierre Ayotte, Gina Muckle, Michel Lucas
BackgroundObesity and insulin resistance are linked with mood disorders, and elevated concentrations of branched-chain (BCAAs) and aromatic amino acids (AAAs). Our study aimed to prospectively assess the relationship between childhood plasma BCAAs and AAAs, and behavioral problems in young Inuit from Nunavik.MethodsWe analyzed data on 181 children (with a mean age of 11.4 years at baseline) involved in the Nunavik Child Development Study. Plasma BCAA and AAA concentrations were measured in childhood (2005-2010)...
June 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
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