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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241428/state-targeted-funding-and-technical-assistance-to-increase-access-to-medication-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder
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Amanda J Abraham, Christina M Andrews, Colleen M Grogan, Harold A Pollack, Thomas D'Aunno, Keith Humphreys, Peter D Friedmann
OBJECTIVE: As the United States grapples with an opioid epidemic, expanding access to effective treatment for opioid use disorder is a major public health priority. Identifying effective policy tools that can be used to expand access to care is critically important. This article examines the relationship between state-targeted funding and technical assistance and adoption of three medications for treating opioid use disorder: oral naltrexone, injectable naltrexone, and buprenorphine. METHODS: This study draws from the 2013-2014 wave of the National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey, a nationally representative, longitudinal study of substance use disorder treatment programs...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238413/remineralization-strategies-in-oral-hygiene-a-position-paper-of-italian-society-of-oral-hygiene-sciences-s-i-s-i-o-working-group
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Consuelo Sanavia, Marco Tatullo, Jessica Bassignani, Silvia Cotellessa, Giulia Fantozzi, Giovanna Acito, Alessia Iommiello, Lorella Chiavistelli, Alessia Iommiello, Silvia Sabatini, Gianna Maria Nardi
Background/Objective: The clinical conditions that lead to an alteration of the enamel structure are numerous. The diet high in sugars and acidifying substances, psychological stress that triggers parafunctional behaviors, the reduced intake of fiber-rich foods or alkalizing substances, together with other factors, contribute to demineralization of the tooth enamel. Dental mineralizing products on the current market are distinguished according to the dosage form, the active ingredient, the release technology, clinical indications and patient choice...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237583/high-yield-hiv-testing-facilitated-linkage-to-care-and-prevention-for-female-youth-in-kenya-girls-study-implementation-science-protocol-for-a-priority-population
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Irene Inwani, Nok Chhun, Kawango Agot, Charles M Cleland, Jasmine Buttolph, Harsha Thirumurthy, Ann E Kurth
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest HIV burden. Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in the age range of 15 to 24 years are twice as likely as their male peers to be infected, making females in sub-Saharan Africa the most at-risk group for HIV infection. It is therefore critical to prioritize access to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment for this vulnerable population. OBJECTIVE: Using an implementation science framework, the purpose of this research protocol was to describe the approaches we propose to optimize engagement of AGYW in both the HIV prevention and care continuum and to determine the recruitment and testing strategies that identify the highest proportion of previously undiagnosed HIV infections...
December 13, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234378/antibiofilm-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-houttuynia-cordata-decoction-for-oral-care
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Yasuko Sekita, Keiji Murakami, Hiromichi Yumoto, Kouji Hirao, Takashi Amoh, Natsumi Fujiwara, Katsuhiko Hirota, Hideki Fujii, Takashi Matsuo, Yoichiro Miyake, Yoshiki Kashiwada
Dental biofilms that form in the oral cavity play a critical role in the pathogenesis of several infectious oral diseases, including dental caries, periodontal disease, and oral candidiasis. Houttuynia cordata (HC, Saururaceae) is a widely used traditional medicine, for both internal and external application. A decoction of dried HC leaves (dHC) has long been consumed as a health-promoting herbal tea in Japan. We have recently reported that a water solution of HC poultice ethanol extract (wHCP) exerts antimicrobial and antibiofilm effects against several important oral pathogens...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233318/a-course-for-developing-interprofessional-skills-in-pre-professional-honor-students-using-humanities-and-media
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Therese I Poirier, Connie Stamper-Carr, Kate Newman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To design and implement an undergraduate honors course for pre-health professional students that develops interpersonal skills through use of a variety of humanities. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: A three credit hour course in an honors seminar sequence was developed by pharmacy practice faculty and with input from faculty in mass communications, philosophy, applied communication studies and history. The course utilized a variety of media such as literature, film, and podcasts to foster student discussion about a variety of health-related topics...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227180/removal-of-the-cecum-affects-intestinal-fermentation-enteric-bacterial-community-structure-and-acute-colitis-in-mice
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Kirsty Brown, D Wade Abbott, Richard R E Uwiera, G Douglas Inglis
The murine cecum is a major site of fermentation of dietary materials, and production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). To examine the role that the cecum plays in acute bacterial infection in mice, the cecum was surgically removed, and changes in bacterial communities and production of SCFAs were analyzed relative to surgical sham animals. To incite bacterial colitis, mice were orally challenged with Citrobacter rodentium. The impact of butyrate administered directly into the colon was also examined. Concentrations of SCFAs in feces were substantially lower in mice with an excised cecum...
December 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224633/over-the-counter-medicines-and-diabetes-care
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Jeff Taylor
OBJECTIVES: People with diabetes turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for many ailments. The focus of this brief review is the impact common OTC medicines might have on this group of patients. METHODS: Three types of OTC medicines were selected as most deserving of attention: 3 herbal agents, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cough/cold products. Existing literature was used to determine precautions that might be in order. RESULTS: Herbal/natural agents with the potential to impact blood sugar have been identified in various reports...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218772/signals-for-identifying-cows-at-risk-of-subacute-ruminal-acidosis-in-dairy-veterinary-practice
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REVIEW
E Humer, J R Aschenbach, V Neubauer, I Kröger, R Khiaosa-Ard, W Baumgartner, Q Zebeli
Controlling rumen disorders is critical to ensure successful dairy herd health management. Lactation diets of dairy cows are commonly rich in concentrates and low in physically effective fibre. Feeding of these diets increases the risk of rumen disorders with far-reaching consequences for cattle health, welfare and sustainability of dairy production. The term subacute ruminal acidosis or SARA is often used as a synonym for poor rumen health. Being subclinical, SARA lacks of clear symptoms and is therefore difficult to diagnose and to control in the practice...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212628/mobile-health-intervention-to-increase-oral-cancer-therapy-adherence-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-the-remind-system-clinical-feasibility-and-acceptability-assessment
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Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Jennifer A Westwood, Lahiru Russell, Anna Ugalde, Bronwen Ortlepp, John F Seymour, Phyllis Butow, Lawrence Cavedon, Kevin Ong, Sanchia Aranda, Sibilah Breen, Suzanne Kirsa, Andrew Dunlevie, Penelope Schofield
BACKGROUND: Optimal dosing of oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy is critical to treatment success and survival of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Drug intolerance secondary to toxicities and nonadherence are significant factors in treatment failure. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and pilot-test the clinical feasibility and acceptability of a mobile health system (REMIND) to increase oral drug adherence and patient symptom self-management among people with CML (chronic phase)...
December 6, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208800/spanning-the-horizon-of-accuracy-of-different-intraoral-radiographic-modalities-a-systematic-review
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Mohnish Muchhal, Lav K Niraj, Devanshu Chaudhary, Irfan Ali, Kuldeep Dhama, Basavaraj Patthi
AIM: This study was conducted with an aim to systematically review the literature for assessing the accuracy of intraoral radiographs in detection of dental caries. INTRODUCTION: Despite the advancements in oral disease science, dental caries continues to be a worldwide health concern, affecting humans of all ages. Correct diagnosis of caries is critical both in clinical practice as well as in epidemiology and radiography are worthwhile adjunct for a thorough examination...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208047/non-conventional-dosing-of-oral-anticancer-agents-in-oncology-and-malignant-haematology-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Faouzi Djebbari, Nicola Stoner, Verna Lavender
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in cancer therapeutics have resulted in significantly improved overall survival and progression-free survival for patients. Targeted oral systemic anticancer therapies (SACT) offer a range of treatment approaches that differ from traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy: non-cytotoxic oral SACT target malignant disease continuously, have less broad and more favourable safety profiles, which can improve patients' quality of life (QoL). Toxicities associated with daily oral SACT administration can, however, result in non-adherence and a reduced QoL...
December 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206336/claims-based-studies-of-oral-glucose-lowering-medications-can-achieve-balance-in-critical-clinical-parameters-only-observed-in-electronic-health-records
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E Patorno, C Gopalakrishnan, J M Franklin, K G Brodovicz, E Masso-Gonzalez, D B Bartels, J Liu, S Schneeweiss
BACKGROUND: Healthcare claims databases can provide information on the effects of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) medications as used in routine care, but often do not contain data on important clinical characteristics, which may be captured in electronic health records (EHR). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the extent to which balance in unmeasured patient characteristics was achieved in claims data, by comparing against more detailed information from linked EHR data. METHODS: Within a large US commercial insurance database and using a cohort design, we identified T2DM patients initiating linagliptin or a comparator agent within class (i...
December 5, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203608/the-critical-role-youth-play-in-addressing-oral-health-inequities
#13
Caroline Le
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November 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201598/use-of-probiotics-and-oral-health
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REVIEW
Robert P Allaker, Abish S Stephen
Purpose of Review: The purpose of this study is to critically assess recent studies concerning the use of probiotics to control periodontal diseases, dental caries and halitosis (oral malodour). Recent Findings: Clinical studies have shown that probiotics when allied to conventional periodontal treatment can ameliorate microbial dysbiosis and produce significant improvement in clinical indicators of disease. However, this effect is often not maintained by the host after the end of probiotic use...
2017: Current Oral Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198050/oral-health-coverage-options-for-pregnant-adults-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Hindi E Stohl, Amy Chen
Oral health care is a necessary and critical component of health care for pregnant women, but its importance is often overlooked by clinicians. Pregnant women who are low-income also find it particularly difficult to access care. This analytic essay summarizes oral health coverage for pregnant women under various types of health insurance coverage, including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. We hope this information will help clinicians better understand the importance of oral health care during pregnancy and the range of coverage options that may be available to their patients...
December 2, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190187/characterization-of-inter-tissue-and-inter-strain-variability-of-tce-glutathione-conjugation-metabolites-dcvg-dcvc-and-nacdcvc-in-the-mouse
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Yu-Syuan Luo, Shinji Furuya, Weihsueh Chiu, Ivan Rusyn
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant that is a liver and kidney carcinogen. Conjugation of TCE with glutathione (GSH) leads to formation of nepthrotoxic and mutagenic metabolites postulated to be critical for kidney cancerdevelopment; however, relatively little is known regarding their tissue levels as previous analytical methods for their detection lacked sensitivity. Here, an LC-MS/MS-based method for simultaneous detection of S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-glutathione (DCVG), S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine (DCVC), and N-acetyl-S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine (NAcDCVC) in multiple mouse tissues was developed...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190142/biomedical-science-undergraduate-major-a-new-pathway-to-advance-research-and-the-health-professions
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John S Gunn, Cynthia H Ledford, Steven J Mousetes, Michael R Grever
PROBLEM: Many students entering professional degree programs, particularly M.D., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D., are not well prepared regarding the breadth of scientific knowledge required, communication skills, research experience, reading and understanding the scientific literature, and significant shadowing (for M.D.-related professions). In addition, physician scientists are a needed and necessary part of the academic research environment but are dwindling in numbers. INTERVENTION: In response to predictions of critical shortages of clinician investigators and the lack of proper preparation as undergraduates for these professions, the Biomedical Science (BMS) undergraduate major was created at The Ohio State University to attract incoming college freshmen with interests in scientific research and the healthcare professions...
November 30, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181195/survey-of-extent-of-translation-of-oral-healthcare-guidelines-for-icu-patients-into-clinical-practice-by-nursing-staff
#18
Vivek Agarwal, Rameshwari Singhal, Richa Khanna, Pavitra Rastogi, Avinash Agarwal, Shuchi Tripathi
Nosocomial infections in critically ill/ventilated patients result from bacterial load in oropharyngeal regions. Oral decontamination serves as the easiest effective means of controlling infections. Knowledge, attitude, and practices followed by healthcare personnel in intensive care settings need to be assessed to implement concrete measures in health-care. Survey questionnaire was constructed and implemented following its validation on seventy nursing and paramedical staff working in government and private intensive care units throughout Lucknow city...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176857/prevalence-of-fima-genotypes-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-adolescent-orthodontic-patients
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Shuang Pan, Yi Liu, Yi Si, Qiang Zhang, Lin Wang, Jianwei Liu, Chunling Wang, Shuiqing Xiao
BACKGROUND: The placement of fixed orthodontic appliances may alter the composition of oral microbiota and has the potential risk of periodontal complication. Porphyromonas gingivalis fimbriae play a critical role in colonization of P. gingivalis in subgingival regions. In this study, we investigated the association between the prevalence of P. gingivalis-specific fimA genotypes and periodontal health status in adolescent orthodontic patients, to identify the pathogencity of P. gingivalis during orthodontic therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174106/a-rapid-qualitative-assessment-of-oral-cholera-vaccine-anticipated-acceptability-in-a-context-of-resistance-towards-cholera-intervention-in-nampula-mozambique
#20
Rachel Démolis, Carlos Botão, Léonard W Heyerdahl, Bradford D Gessner, Philippe Cavailler, Celestino Sinai, Amílcar Magaço, Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson, Martin Mengel, Elise Guillermet
INTRODUCTION: While planning an immunization campaign in settings where public health interventions are subject to politically motivated resistance, designing context-based social mobilization strategies is critical to ensure community acceptability. In preparation for an Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign implemented in Nampula, Mozambique, in November 2016, we assessed potential barriers and levers for vaccine acceptability. METHODS: Questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions, as well as observations, were conducted before the campaign...
November 23, 2017: Vaccine
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