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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229843/-flagrant-of-a-clavicle-fracture-as-bullfight-injury
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204977/increased-maximum-common-carotid-intima-media-thickness-is-associated-with-smoking-and-hypertension-in-tochigi-prefecture-residents
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Akio Iwasaki, Hidehiro Takekawa, Ryuta Okabe, Keisuke Suzuki, Madoka Okamura, Takahito Nishihira, Ayano Suzuki, Yuka Tsukahara, Koichi Hirata
OBJECTIVE: We investigated maximum intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT-Cmax) in residents of Tochigi Prefecture, who have been reported to have high stroke mortality. METHOD: Our study included 840 individuals. All participants underwent carotid ultrasonography and answered a questionnaire during participation in a health festival in Tochigi Prefecture. The questionnaire was designed to collect information on age, gender, and risk factors for stroke...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196016/impact-of-seasons-and-festivals-on-the-onset-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-shanghai-china
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Deqing Wu, Maochun Tang, Yan Zhao, Shu Zhou, Xiaorong Xu, Feng Wang, Hua Liu, Meiqin Wu
OBJECTIVES: Seasonal variation on acute pancreatitis (AP) has not been investigated in Eastern Asia. The aims of the study were to assess the association of the onset of AP with the occurrence of seasons and Chinese festivals and to investigate trends in AP incidence in Shanghai, China. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2014, a total of 1780 patients with AP were considered. The incidence was assessed by different etiology and severity. Monthly disease prevalence was investigated to explore the seasonal variation...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188203/emergency-department-syndromic-surveillance-to-investigate-the-health-impact-and-factors-associated-with-alcohol-intoxication-in-reunion-island
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Pascal Vilain, Sophie Larrieu, Katia Mougin-Damour, Pierre-Jean Marianne Dit Cassou, Marc Weber, Xavier Combes, Laurent Filleul
In Reunion Island, alcohol is the most tried out psychoactive substance. To our knowledge, few indicators measuring the health burden of alcohol use exist on the island. In this context, an exploratory analysis based on syndromic surveillance data was implemented in order to describe the emergency department (ED) visits for alcohol intoxication (AI) and factors associated with their variations.An analysis of anonymized records routinely collected by the syndromic surveillance system was carried out. A daily indicator of ED visits for AI was built from a selection of ICD-10 codes between 2010 and 2012...
February 10, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161599/uncharted-features-and-dynamics-of-reading-voices-characters-and-crossing-of-experiences
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Ben Alderson-Day, Marco Bernini, Charles Fernyhough
Readers often describe vivid experiences of voices and characters in a manner that has been likened to hallucination. Little is known, however, of how common such experiences are, nor the individual differences they may reflect. Here we present the results of a 2014 survey conducted in collaboration with a national UK newspaper and an international book festival. Participants (n=1566) completed measures of reading imagery, inner speech, and hallucination-proneness, including 413 participants who provided detailed free-text descriptions of their reading experiences...
February 2, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141729/a-9-year-old-girl-discovers-that-her-mother-was-murdered
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David J Schonfeld, Julia Shekunov, Michael Jellinek, Martin T Stein
Susan was a 9-year-old girl living with her mother; she had never met her father. Her mother returned one evening from her job as a cocktail waitress and Susan met her at the apartment door to let her know they had run out of cat food. Her mother said she would go and buy some the next morning because it was late and she was tired, but Susan insisted she go out that evening because the cat had not eaten all day. Her mother was fatally shot in the parking lot of the convenience store shortly thereafter; since there was no robbery involved, the police suspected it was someone that she knew...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131615/the-deterrent-effects-of-australian-street-level-drug-law-enforcement-on-illicit-drug-offending-at-outdoor-music-festivals
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Caitlin Elizabeth Hughes, Vivienne Moxham-Hall, Alison Ritter, Don Weatherburn, Robert MacCoun
BACKGROUND: Australian and international street-level drug law enforcement deploy many strategies in efforts to prevent or deter illicit drug offending. Limited evidence of deterrence exists. This study assessed the likely impacts of four Australian policing strategies on the incidence and nature of drug use and supply at a common policing target: outdoor music festivals. METHODS: A purpose-built national online survey (the Drug Policing Survey) was constructed using five hypothetical experimental vignettes that took into account four policing strategies (High Visibility Policing, Riot Policing, Collaborative Policing, and policing with Drug Detection Dogs) and a counter-factual (no police presence)...
January 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113999/a-bayesian-additive-model-for-understanding-public-transport-usage-in-special-events
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Filipe Rodrigues, Stanislav Borysov, Bernardete Ribeiro, Francisco Pereira
Public special events, like sports games, concerts and festivals are well known to create disruptions in transportation systems, often catching the operators by surprise. Although these are usually planned well in advance, their impact is difficult to predict, even when organisers and transportation operators coordinate. The problem highly increases when several events happen concurrently. To solve these problems, costly processes, heavily reliant on manual search and personal experience, are usual practice in large cities like Singapore, London or Tokyo...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113005/understanding-the-influence-of-stigma-and-medical-mistrust-on-engagement-in-routine-healthcare-among-black-women-who-have-sex-with-women
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Alaina Brenick, Kelly Romano, Christopher Kegler, Lisa A Eaton
PURPOSE: For Black women who have sex with women (BWSW), obtaining routine healthcare can be obstructed by a number of psychosocial barriers, including experiences of stigma, related to both sexual orientation and race, and medical mistrust, both race-based and global. Previous research demonstrates that sexual orientation and race-based stigma, as well as global and race-based medical mistrust, each have a negative impact on health outcomes and engagement in care (EIC) independently...
February 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109304/traditional-use-and-perception-of-snakes-by-the-nahuas-from-cuetzalan-del-progreso-puebla-mexico
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Romina García-López, Alejandro Villegas, Noé Pacheco-Coronel, Graciela Gómez-Álvarez
BACKGROUND: Indigenous cultures are the result of their adaptation to the natural surroundings, in such a way that, amongst their main features is a set of knowledge, technologies and strategies for the appropriation of nature. In Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico snakes represent 71.1% of the total local herpetofauna; and in addition to this, different groups of Nahuas have shown to have information of their use of various snake species in many ways. This study was conducted to investigate the traditional uses of snakes in this cultural group...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107258/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...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049988/effects-of-long-term-physical-training-on-the-bearers-of-a-float-during-the-nagasaki-kunchi-festival
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Shigemori Shibata, Hiroaki Kawano, Koji Maemura
Objective The Nagasaki Kunchi Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Nagasaki. The bearers the floats that are used in this festival undergo long-term training for the performance. However, there have not been any studies on the effects of this training on the health of the float bearers. Methods Thirty-four men ranging in age from 20 to 49 years (mean age: 35.77.6 years) were included in the study. We examined the following parameters before and after the training: body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, muscle volume, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), pulse rate (PR), pulse pressure (PP), bearing power, arterial pressure volume index (API), and arterial velocity pulse index (AVI)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045925/the-characteristics-of-air-pollutants-during-two-distinct-episodes-of-fireworks-burning-in-a-valley-city-of-north-china
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Yang Song, Xiaoming Wan, Shuoxin Bai, Dong Guo, Ci Ren, Yu Zeng, Yirui Li, Xuewen Li
BACKGROUND: The elevation and dissipation of pollutants after the ignition of fireworks in different functional areas of a valley city were investigated. METHODS: The Air Quality Index (AQI) as well as inter-day and intra-day concentrations of various air pollutants (PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, CO, O3) were measured during two episodes that took place during Chinese New Year festivities. RESULTS: For the special terrain of Jinan, the mean concentrations of pollutants increased sharply within 2-4 h of the firework displays, and concentrations were 4-6 times higher than the usual levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007414/characterization-of-lead-containing-aerosol-particles-in-xiamen-during-and-after-spring-festival-by-single-particle-aerosol-mass-spectrometry
#16
Shuhui Zhao, Liqi Chen, Jinpei Yan, Hangyu Chen
To comparatively analyze lead (Pb)-containing particles during and after the Chinese Spring Festival (SF), real-time single-particle aerosol mass spectrometry (SPAMS) was conducted in Xiamen during February 9-19 and March 4-14, 2013. Pb-containing particles were found in 2.4% and 5.3% of the total particle numbers during and after SF, respectively. Based on the SPAMS mass spectral results, the Pb-containing particles were classified into three major types and 11 subtypes: Pb-rich particles comprising Pb-nitrate, Pb-sulfate and Pb-chloride; K-rich particles comprising K-nitrate, K-sulfate, K-metal, K-carbonaceous, K-phosphate, and K-chloride; and metal particles including Fe-rich and Mn-nitrate particles...
December 19, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003684/weighing-evidence-steampunk-style-via-the-meta-analyser
#17
Jack Bowden, Chris Jackson
The funnel plot is a graphical visualization of summary data estimates from a meta-analysis, and is a useful tool for detecting departures from the standard modeling assumptions. Although perhaps not widely appreciated, a simple extension of the funnel plot can help to facilitate an intuitive interpretation of the mathematics underlying a meta-analysis at a more fundamental level, by equating it to determining the center of mass of a physical system. We used this analogy to explain the concepts of weighing evidence and of biased evidence to a young audience at the Cambridge Science Festival, without recourse to precise definitions or statistical formulas and with a little help from Sherlock Holmes! Following on from the science fair, we have developed an interactive web-application (named the Meta-Analyser) to bring these ideas to a wider audience...
October 1, 2016: American Statistician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978861/a-prospective-analysis-of-patients-presenting-for-medical-attention-at-a-large-electronic-dance-music-festival
#18
Matt S Friedman, Alex Plocki, Antonios Likourezos, Illya Pushkar, Andrew N Bazos, Christian Fromm, Benjamin W Friedman
Mass-Gathering Medicine studies have identified variables that predict greater patient presentation rates (PPRs) and transport to hospital rates (TTHRs). This is a descriptive report of patients who presented for medical attention at an annual electronic dance music festival (EDMF). At this large, single EDMF in New York City (NYC; New York, USA), the frequency of patient presentation, the range of presentations, and interventions performed were identified. This descriptive report examined consecutive patients who presented to the medical tent of a summertime EDMF held at an outdoor venue with an active, mobile, bounded crowd...
February 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977342/one-you-drinks-tracker
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The festive season is looming, and for many this means plenty of food, socialising and alcohol.
December 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957381/errors-and-predictors-of-confidence-in-condom-use-amongst-young-australians-attending-a-music-festival
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Karina M Hall, Daniel G Brieger, Sukhita H De Silva, Benjamin F Pfister, Daniel J Youlden, Franklin John-Leader, Sabrina W Pit
Objectives. To determine the confidence and ability to use condoms correctly and consistently and the predictors of confidence in young Australians attending a festival. Methods. 288 young people aged 18 to 29 attending a mixed-genre music festival completed a survey measuring demographics, self-reported confidence using condoms, ability to use condoms, and issues experienced when using condoms in the past 12 months. Results. Self-reported confidence using condoms was high (77%). Multivariate analyses showed confidence was associated with being male (P < 0...
2016: Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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