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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424143/correlates-of-sexually-transmissible-infection-testing-among-a-sample-of-at-risk-young-australians
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Caitlin H Douglass, Alyce M Vella, Margaret E Hellard, Megan S C Lim
Annual chlamydia testing is recommended for all sexually active Australians aged 15-29 years; however, the testing rate is below recommended levels. Three surveys at a Melbourne music festival were conducted over 2012-14 to identify correlates of sexually transmissible infection (STI) testing among young people at risk of STIs. In total, 3588 participants were recruited; 72% reported having sex in the past year. Based on sexual behaviours, 38% of sexually active participants were classified as at risk of contracting STIs...
April 20, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409055/enhanced-surveillance-for-the-third-united-nations-conference-on-small-island-developing-states-apia-samoa-september-2014
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Paul White, Salanieta Saketa, Alexis Durand, Saine Vaai-Nielsen, Tile Ah Leong-Lui, Take Naseri, Ailuai Matalima, Filipina Amosa, Alize Mercier, Christelle Lepers, Vjesh Lal, Richard Wojcik, Sheri Lewis, Adam Roth, Yvan Souares, Onofre Edwin Merilles, Damian Hoy
The Ministry of Health in Samoa, in partnership with the Pacific Community, successfully implemented enhanced surveillance for the high-profile Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States held concurrently with the popular local Teuila festival during a widespread chikungunya outbreak in September 2014. Samoa's weekly syndromic surveillance system was expanded to 12 syndromes and 10 sentinel sites from four syndromes and seven sentinel sites; sites included the national hospital, four private health clinics and three national health service clinics...
January 2017: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371405/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-for-ocular-trauma-in-south-central-china
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Wanpeng Wang, Yalan Zhou, Jun Zeng, Meng Shi, Baihua Chen
PURPOSE: Ocular trauma is a major cause of visual loss, but little is known about its epidemiology and clinical characteristics in China. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of ocular trauma and assess prognostic factors in Changsha, Hunan, located in South-Central China. METHODS: A retrospective case series (ICD codes: S05) study of ocular trauma in patients was performed at the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014...
March 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369436/first-international-public-health-film-competition-2016-reflections-on-the-development-and-use-of-competition-judging-criteria
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U Hoang, P Luna, P Russell, L Bergonzi-King, J Ashton, C McCarthy, H Donovan, P Inman, O Seminog, S Botchway
Background: Film competitions can be a helpful method to understand issues of quality in health films. In this paper, we describe the development and use of explicit quality criteria to identify the 'best' films for the first ever international public health film competition. Methods: A film selection committee encompassing a range of stakeholders was compiled. The committee drew up 10 explicit quality criteria to judge films drawing upon other film festival's selection criteria...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367956/study-on-the-short-term-effects-of-increased-alcohol-and-cigarette-consumption-in-healthy-young-men-s-seminal-quality
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Joana Vieira Silva, Daniel Cruz, Mariana Gomes, Bárbara Regadas Correia, Maria João Freitas, Luís Sousa, Vladimiro Silva, Margarida Fardilha
Many studies have reported a negative impact of lifestyle factors on testicular function, spermatozoa parameters and pituitary-gonadal axis. However, conclusions are difficult to draw, since studies in the general population are rare. In this study we intended to address the early and late short-term impact of acute lifestyle alterations on young men's reproductive function. Thirty-six healthy male students, who attended the Portuguese academic festivities, provided semen samples and answered questionnaires at three time-points...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350753/what-to-eat-and-drink-in-the-festive-season-a-pan-european-observational-cross-sectional-study
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Helen L Parker, Jelena Curcic, Henriette Heinrich, Matthias Sauter, Michael Hollenstein, Werner Schwizer, Edoardo Savarino, Mark Fox
BACKGROUND: Digestive discomfort after meals is common in the community, especially during the festive season. It is uncertain whether this is related to intake of either high-calorie or high-fat foods or, alternatively, intake of specific foods. This prospective, cross-sectional study tested the hypothesis that the risk of reflux or dyspepsia is associated with the fat content of the meal independent of caloric load in a 'real-life' setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four festive meals were served to delegates attending a conference on four consecutive days...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345570/appraising-the-spectrum-of-firework-trauma-and-the-related-laws-during-diwali-in-north-india
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Ramesh Venkatesh, Prachi Gurav, Shailja Tibrewal, Manisha Agarwal, Suneeta Dubey, Umang Mathur, Suma Ganesh, Sima Das
PURPOSE: To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of ocular injuries resulting from the use of firecrackers during the Diwali festival in all age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center, retrospective, hospital-based case series presenting with ocular trauma consequent to fireworks usage in a tertiary eye care center in North India during the 5 days of Diwali festival from 2011 to 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: A total of 53 eyes of 45 patients were included in the study, out of which the vast majority (39/87%) were males...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318461/the-event-chain-of-survival-in-the-context-of-music-festivals-a-framework-for-improving-outcomes-at-major-planned-events
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Adam Lund, Sheila Turris
Despite the best efforts of event producers and on-site medical teams, there are sometimes serious illnesses, life-threatening injuries, and fatalities related to music festival attendance. Producers, clinicians, and researchers are actively seeking ways to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with these events. After analyzing the available literature on music festival health and safety, several major themes emerged. Principally, stakeholder groups planning in isolation from one another (ie, in silos) create fragmentation, gaps, and overlap in plans for major planned events (MPEs)...
March 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306397/public-views-on-genetics-and-genetic-testing-a-survey-of-the-general-public-in-belgium
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Davit Chokoshvili, Carmen Belmans, Roxanne Poncelet, Sofie Sanders, Deborah Vaes, Danya Vears, Sandra Janssens, Isabelle Huys, Pascal Borry
AIMS: To explore the views of the Belgian public on various topics surrounding genetics and genetic testing (GT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A written questionnaire was administered to visitors of the annual cartoon festival in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, during the summer of 2014. The main theme of the festival was challenges and progress in human genetics and it was attended by more than 100,000 visitors. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 1182 respondents, resulting in a demographically diverse sample with a mean age of 48...
March 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301943/radicals-in-action-a-festival-of-radical-transformations
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March 17, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301934/radicals-in-action-a-festival-of-radical-transformations
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Samir Z Zard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289294/active-learning-strategies-for-legal-topics-and-substance-abuse-in-a-pharmacy-curriculum
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Sarah J Steinhardt, John E Clark, William N Kelly, Angela M Hill
Objective. To implement active-learning strategies to engage students in learning, applying, and teaching legal and substance abuse topics. Design. Medication Safety course student groups created films on a National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) using a movie genre and presented them in film festival format. Pharmacogenomics course student groups taught ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) topics through presentation of short stories about comic book characters with genetic mutations. Students in the Drugs of Abuse course composed and performed dances depicting the mechanism of action of a drug in an in-class rave dance format...
February 25, 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285976/high-altitude-illness-in-pilgrims-after-rapid-ascent-to-4380%C3%A2-m
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Ken Zafren, Matiram Pun, Nirajan Regmi, Gobinda Bashyal, Bhuwan Acharya, Subarna Gautam, Sujan Jamarkattel, Shankar Raj Lamichhane, Suman Acharya, Buddha Basnyat
BACKGROUND: The goal of the study was to characterize high altitude illness in Nepali pilgrims. METHODS: We kept standardized records at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Temporary Health Camp at Gosainkund Lake (4380 m) in the Nepal Himalaya during the annual Janai Purnima Festival in 2014. Records included rate of ascent and Lake Louise Score (LLS). We defined High Altitude Headache (HAH) as headache alone or LLS = 2. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) was LLS≥3...
March 9, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277410/epidemic-adolescent-binge-drinking-at-lollapalooza-a-music-festival-in-chicago
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Sarah E McAndrew, Tracie L Smith, Elizabeth Groothuis, Lindsay R Koressel, Sharon M Unti, Elizabeth C Powell, Robert R Tanz
OBJECTIVES: Lollapalooza (LP) is an annual 3-day outdoor music festival in Chicago. Underage drinking and drug use are believed to be common, but the burden on emergency departments (EDs) has not been documented. We assessed the burden on health care resources associated with this music festival. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of adolescent (aged 11-20 years) ED visits during LP weekend and 4 summer comparison weekends at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Ill, in 2014 (n = 356)...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258846/seasonal-trends-in-atrial-fibrillation-episodes-and-physical-activity-collected-daily-with-a-remote-monitoring-system-for-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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Federica Censi, Giovanni Calcagnini, Eugenio Mattei, Leonardo Calò, Antonio Curnis, Antonio D'Onofrio, Diego Vaccari, Gabriele Zanotto, Loredana Morichelli, Nicola Rovai, Alessio Gargaro, Renato Pietro Ricci
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring (RM) of cardiac implantable electronic devices is an ideal experimental model to evaluate long-term trends of physiological and clinical data automatically collected from large patient cohorts. OBJECTIVES: We studied data of atrial fibrillation (AF) and physical activity (PA) transmitted daily during 3.5years from a subgroup of patients enrolled in the HomeGuide trial, a previously conducted study on patients routinely followed with a RM system transmitting clinical and diagnostic data daily...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253323/the-annual-carnival-in-guadeloupe-french-west-indies-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-the-number-of-conceptions-and-subsequent-births-nine-months-later-2000-2011
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Philippe Kadhel, Nathalie Costet, Teddy Toto, Eustase Janky, Luc Multigner
The seasonal patterns of conceptions and births differ between geographic areas. Several potential determinants of this variation have been identified, including biological, environmental and behavioral elements, but festive events are rarely mentioned. We investigated the possible association between the carnival and seasonal fertility variations in the French West Indies. We ran a retrospective registry-based study. The data were extracted from the registry of all births on Guadeloupe between 2000 and 2011 (n = 74,412), and from the Maternity Birth Register of the University Hospital, for all pregnancies of at least 14 completed weeks of gestation (observable conceptions) with an outcome recorded between 2007 and 2010 (n = 8,425)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235831/festive-flu-delay-and-other-stories
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229843/-flagrant-of-a-clavicle-fracture-as-bullfight-injury
#18
Carlos Durão, Jorge Ramos
The Vila Franca de Xira Hospital is located in the region with the highest number of festivals and bullfighting activities of Portugal. As a natural consequence, the hospital ends up with a particular experience in the treatment of victims of bullfighting accidents. These are usually common people harvested in street celebrations during the traditional festivals of the region, but also workers such as cattle herders, foremen, ranchers and others who handle the wild cattle and in particular those who deal with the bulls, such as forcados, banderilleros, matadors and cavaleiros...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215192/music-genre-as-a-predictor-of-resource-utilization-at-outdoor-music-concerts
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Michael S Westrol, Susmith Koneru, Norah McIntyre, Andrew T Caruso, Faizan H Arshad, Mark A Merlin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the various modern music genres and their effect on the utilization of medical resources with analysis and adjustment for potential confounders. METHODS: A retrospective review of patient logs from an open-air, contemporary amphitheater over a period of 10 years was performed. Variables recorded by the medical personnel for each concert included the attendance, description of the weather, and a patient log in which nature and outcome were recorded...
February 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212435/colour-preferences-of-uk-garden-birds-at-supplementary-seed-feeders
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Luke Rothery, Graham W Scott, Lesley J Morrell
Supplementary feeding of garden birds generally has benefits for both bird populations and human wellbeing. Birds have excellent colour vision, and show preferences for food items of particular colours, but research into colour preferences associated with artificial feeders is limited to hummingbirds. Here, we investigated the colour preferences of common UK garden birds foraging at seed-dispensing artificial feeders containing identical food. We presented birds simultaneously with an array of eight differently coloured feeders, and recorded the number of visits made to each colour over 370 30-minute observation periods in the winter of 2014/15...
2017: PloS One
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