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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848321/reliability-and-validity-of-a-novel-tool-to-comprehensively-assess-food-and-beverage-marketing-in-recreational-sport-settings
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Rachel J L Prowse, Patti-Jean Naylor, Dana Lee Olstad, Valerie Carson, Louise C Mâsse, Kate Storey, Sara F L Kirk, Kim D Raine
BACKGROUND: Current methods for evaluating food marketing to children often study a single marketing channel or approach. As the World Health Organization urges the removal of unhealthy food marketing in children's settings, methods that comprehensively explore the exposure and power of food marketing within a setting from multiple marketing channels and approaches are needed. The purpose of this study was to test the inter-rater reliability and the validity of a novel settings-based food marketing audit tool...
May 31, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717691/probability-of-major-depression-diagnostic-classification-using-semi-structured-versus-fully-structured-diagnostic-interviews
#2
Brooke Levis, Andrea Benedetti, Kira E Riehm, Nazanin Saadat, Alexander W Levis, Marleine Azar, Danielle B Rice, Matthew J Chiovitti, Tatiana A Sanchez, Pim Cuijpers, Simon Gilbody, John P A Ioannidis, Lorie A Kloda, Dean McMillan, Scott B Patten, Ian Shrier, Russell J Steele, Roy C Ziegelstein, Dickens H Akena, Bruce Arroll, Liat Ayalon, Hamid R Baradaran, Murray Baron, Anna Beraldi, Charles H Bombardier, Peter Butterworth, Gregory Carter, Marcos H Chagas, Juliana C N Chan, Rushina Cholera, Neerja Chowdhary, Kerrie Clover, Yeates Conwell, Janneke M de Man-van Ginkel, Jaime Delgadillo, Jesse R Fann, Felix H Fischer, Benjamin Fischler, Daniel Fung, Bizu Gelaye, Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Catherine G Greeno, Brian J Hall, John Hambridge, Patricia A Harrison, Ulrich Hegerl, Leanne Hides, Stevan E Hobfoll, Marie Hudson, Thomas Hyphantis, Masatoshi Inagaki, Khalida Ismail, Nathalie Jetté, Mohammad E Khamseh, Kim M Kiely, Femke Lamers, Shen-Ing Liu, Manote Lotrakul, Sonia R Loureiro, Bernd Löwe, Laura Marsh, Anthony McGuire, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Tiago N Munhoz, Kumiko Muramatsu, Flávia L Osório, Vikram Patel, Brian W Pence, Philippe Persoons, Angelo Picardi, Alasdair G Rooney, Iná S Santos, Juwita Shaaban, Abbey Sidebottom, Adam Simning, Lesley Stafford, Sharon Sung, Pei Lin Lynnette Tan, Alyna Turner, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis, Henk C van Weert, Paul A Vöhringer, Jennifer White, Mary A Whooley, Kirsty Winkley, Mitsuhiko Yamada, Yuying Zhang, Brett D Thombs
BACKGROUND: Different diagnostic interviews are used as reference standards for major depression classification in research. Semi-structured interviews involve clinical judgement, whereas fully structured interviews are completely scripted. The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), a brief fully structured interview, is also sometimes used. It is not known whether interview method is associated with probability of major depression classification.AimsTo evaluate the association between interview method and odds of major depression classification, controlling for depressive symptom scores and participant characteristics...
June 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714573/a-pilot-experiment-in-responding-to-individual-patient-requests-for-compassionate-use-of-an-unapproved-drug-the-compassionate-use-advisory-committee-compac
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Arthur Caplan, Alison Bateman-House, Joanne Waldstreicher, Lisa Fedor, Ramana Sonty, Tito Roccia, Jon Ukropec, Rick Jansson
BACKGROUND: Janssen Research & Development, LLC, part of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, and NYU School of Medicine partnered to establish the Compassionate Use Advisory Committee (CompAC) to evaluate the use of an independent, external, expert committee in ensuring transparent, fair, beneficent, evidence-based, and patient-focused compassionate access to investigational medicines, a public health challenge that has been an ongoing issue for over 3 decades...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712511/the-production-of-corporate-research-to-manufacture-doubt-about-the-health-hazards-of-products-an-overview-of-the-exponent-bakelite%C3%A2-simulation-study
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David Egilman
Although corporate sponsorship of research does not necessarily lead to biased results, in some industries, it has resulted in the publication of inaccurate and misleading data. Some companies have hired scientific consulting firms to retrospectively calculate exposures to hazardous products during use that are no longer manufactured or sold. As an example, this paper reviews one such study-a litigation-generated study of Union Carbide Corporation's asbestos-containing product, Bakelite®. This analysis is based on previously secret documents, produced as a result of litigation...
January 1, 2018: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696169/quality-of-abstracts-of-randomized-control-trials-in-five-top-pain-journals-a-systematic-survey
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Kamath Sriganesh, Suparna Bharadwaj, Mei Wang, Luciana P F Abbade, Yanling Jin, Mariamma Philip, Rachel Couban, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Lehana Thabane
Background: The reporting quality of abstracts of randomized control trials (RCTs) is inadequate despite the publication of consolidated standards of reporting trials extension for abstracts (CONSORT-A). We compared the reporting quality of abstracts in pain journals before and after the publication of CONSORT-A. Methods: We searched MEDLINE in April-2016 for RCTs published in five pain journals: Pain, Pain Physician, European Journal of Pain, Clinical Journal of Pain and Pain Practice for pre- and post-CONSORT-A period (2005-2007 and 2013-2015)...
September 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674946/betting-forex-trading-and-fantasy-gaming-sponsorships-a-responsible-marketing-inquiry-into-the-gamblification-of-english-football
#6
Hibai Lopez-Gonzalez, Mark D Griffiths
Environmental stimuli in the form of marketing inducements to gamble money on sports have increased in recent years. The purpose of the present paper is to tackle the extended definition of the gamblification of sport using sponsorship and partnership deals of gambling, forex trading, and fantasy gaming as a proxy for assessing its environmental impact. Using data about sponsorship deals from English Football Premier League, the paper builds on the evidence of English football's gamblification process to discuss the impact that the volume, penetration, and marketing strategies of sports betting might have on public health and well-being...
2018: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669551/public-support-for-government-regulatory-interventions-for-overweight-and-obesity-in-australia
#7
Emma Sainsbury, Chelsea Hendy, Roger Magnusson, Stephen Colagiuri
BACKGROUND: There is growing recognition among public health circles of the need for regulatory action for overweight and obesity, but there has been limited research into whether the Australian public supports government intervention. This study aimed to determine the level of public support for food-related regulations for obesity, and to assess the determinants of support. METHODS: A nationally representative sample of Australian adults (n = 2011) was recruited by market research company Online Research Unit to complete an online survey...
April 18, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624208/gemcitabine-based-chemotherapy-for-advanced-biliary-tract-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Omar Abdel-Rahman, Zeinab Elsayed, Hesham Elhalawani
BACKGROUND: Biliary tract cancers are a group of rare heterogeneous malignant tumours. They include intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, gallbladder carcinomas, and ampullary carcinomas. Surgery remains the optimal modality of therapy leading to long-term survival for people diagnosed with resectable biliary tract carcinomas. Unfortunately, most people with biliary tract carcinomas are diagnosed with either unresectable locally-advanced or metastatic disease, and they are only suitable for palliative chemotherapy or supportive care...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463310/the-practice-of-intensive-care-in-latin-america-a-survey-of-academic-intensivists
#9
Ricardo Castro, Nicolas Nin, Fernando Ríos, Leyla Alegría, Elisa Estenssoro, Gastón Murias, Gilberto Friedman, Manuel Jibaja, Gustavo Ospina-Tascon, Javier Hurtado, María Del Carmen Marín, Flavia R Machado, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Arnaldo Dubin, Luciano Azevedo, Maurizio Cecconi, Jan Bakker, Glenn Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Intensive care medicine is a relatively young discipline that has rapidly grown into a full-fledged medical subspecialty. Intensivists are responsible for managing an ever-increasing number of patients with complex, life-threatening diseases. Several factors may influence their performance, including age, training, experience, workload, and socioeconomic context. The aim of this study was to examine individual- and work-related aspects of the Latin American intensivist workforce, mainly with academic appointments, which might influence the quality of care provided...
February 21, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441496/differences-in-incremental-cost-effectiveness-ratios-for-common-versus-rare-conditions-a-case-from-oncology
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Kavisha Jayasundara, Murray Krahn, Muhammad Mamdani, Jeffrey S Hoch, Paul Grootendorst
BACKGROUND: Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) are used to assess the value for money of new drugs. Many believe that ICERs for drugs that treat rare diseases are much higher than those of common drugs. Our objective was to compare the proportion of ICERs that are cost effective for rare and common cancers. METHODS: We used the Tufts Medical Center Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Registry to identify cost-effectiveness studies of pharmaceutical interventions for cancers...
September 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440213/does-industry-sponsored-education-foster-overdiagnosis-and-overtreatment-of-depression-osteoporosis-and-over-active-bladder-syndrome-an-australian-cohort-study
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Barbara Mintzes, Swestika Swandari, Alice Fabbri, Quinn Grundy, Ray Moynihan, Lisa Bero
OBJECTIVES: To investigate patterns of industry-sponsored educational events that focus on specific health conditions for which there are concerns about overdiagnosis and overtreatment. DESIGN AND SETTING: This retrospective cohort study examines publicly reported industry-sponsored events in Australia from October 2011 to September 2015 for three conditions potentially subject to overdiagnosis and overtreatment: depression, osteoporosis and overactive bladder. We used a database of transparency reports to identify events with a focus on depression, osteoporosis and overactive bladder and compared these with other sponsored events...
February 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370436/predictors-of-placebo-response-in-pharmacological-clinical-trials-of-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-regression-analysis
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David Fraguas, Covadonga M Díaz-Caneja, Laura Pina-Camacho, Daniel Umbricht, Celso Arango
We conducted a meta-regression analysis of all double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials (DBRCTs) reporting effects of drug and placebo on negative symptoms in people with stable schizophrenia and predominant or prominent negative symptoms to assess predictors of placebo response in these individuals. We used Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analyses to conduct a systematic literature search to identify DBRCTs assessing treatment efficacy on negative symptoms, as primary outcome, in patients with stable schizophrenia and predominant or prominent negative symptoms...
January 19, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353296/the-urban-environment-of-alcohol-a-study-on-the-availability-promotion-and-visibility-of-its-use-in-the-neighborhoods-of-barcelona
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Joan R Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Xisca Sureda, Marina Bosque-Prous, Ester Teixidó-Compañó, Susanna Puigcorbé, Manuel Franco, M Teresa Brugal
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes the presence of alcohol in the public space, assessing establishments that offer it, its advertising, and signs of consumption, as factors that may influence its consumption. METHOD: Descriptive observational study based on cluster sampling with two-step selection. Results are described, and the spatial association between variables is assessed. RESULTS: In the 20 census tracts studied, 306 premises were identified that offered alcoholic beverages: 204 were on-premises and 102 were off-premises, mainly supermarkets and food retail stores...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282031/competing-with-big-business-a-randomised-experiment-testing-the-effects-of-messages-to-promote-alcohol-and-sugary-drink-control-policy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maree Scully, Emily Brennan, Sarah Durkin, Helen Dixon, Melanie Wakefield, Colleen L Barry, Jeff Niederdeppe
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based policies encouraging healthy behaviours are often strongly opposed by well-funded industry groups. As public support is crucial for policy change, public health advocates need to be equipped with strategies to offset the impact of anti-policy messages. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of theory-based public health advocacy messages in generating public support for sugary drink/alcohol policies (increased taxes; sport sponsorship bans) and improving resistance to subsequent anti-policy messages typical of the sugary drink/alcohol industry...
December 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241881/ispor-code-of-ethics-2017-4th-edition
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Jessica Santos, Francis Palumbo, Elizabeth Molsen-David, Richard J Willke, Louise Binder, Michael Drummond, Anita Ho, William D Marder, Louise Parmenter, Gurmit Sandhu, Asrul A Shafie, David Thompson
As the leading health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) professional society, ISPOR has a responsibility to establish a uniform, harmonized international code for ethical conduct. ISPOR has updated its 2008 Code of Ethics to reflect the current research environment. This code addresses what is acceptable and unacceptable in research, from inception to the dissemination of its results. There are nine chapters: 1 - Introduction; 2 - Ethical Principles respect, beneficence and justice with reference to a non-exhaustive compilation of international, regional, and country-specific guidelines and standards; 3 - Scope HEOR definitions and how HEOR and the Code relate to other research fields; 4 - Research Design Considerations primary and secondary data related issues, e...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151109/reporting-of-randomized-trials-in-common-cancers-in-the-lay-media
#16
Domen Ribnikar, Hadar Goldvaser, Alberto Ocana, Arnoud J Templeton, Bostjan Seruga, Eitan Amir
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist about the role of the lay media in the dissemination of results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in common cancers. METHODS: Completed phase III RCTs evaluating new drugs in common cancers between January 2005 and October 2016 were identified from ClinicalTrials.gov. Lay media reporting was identified by searching LexisNexis Academic. Scientific reporting was defined as presentation at an academic conference or publication in full...
2018: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078815/study-protocol-incentives-for-increased-access-to-comprehensive-family-planning-for-urban-youth-using-a-benefits-card-in-uganda-a-quasi-experimental-study
#17
Afra Nuwasiima, Elly Nuwamanya, Patricia Navvuga, Janet U Babigumira, Francis T Asiimwe, Solomon J Lubinga, Joseph B Babigumira
BACKGROUND: The use of contraception is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions and has the potential to prevent about 30% of maternal and 10% of child deaths in developing countries. Voucher-based initiatives for family planning are an effective and viable means of increasing contraceptive use. In this paper, we present a protocol for a pilot study of a novel incentive, a family planning benefits card (FPBC) program to increase uptake of family planning services among urban poor youth in Uganda while leveraging private sector funding...
October 27, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064911/efficacy-of-antidepressants-over-placebo-is-similar-in-two-armed-versus-three-armed-or-more-armed-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
#18
Yusuke Ogawa, Toshi A Furukawa, Nozomi Takeshima, Yu Hayasaka, Lauren Z Atkinson, Shiro Tanaka, Andrea Cipriani, Georgia Salanti
Previous studies have reported that effect sizes of antidepressants were larger in two-armed than in three-armed or more-armed (multiarmed) randomized trials, where the probability of being allocated to placebo is lower. However, these studies have not taken into account the publication bias, differences among antidepressants, or covariance in multiarmed studies, or examined sponsorship bias. We searched published and unpublished randomized-controlled trials that compared placebo with 21 antidepressants for the acute treatment of major depression in adults...
March 2018: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042406/what-data-sources-do-ophthalmologists-trust
#19
William C Stewart, Jeanette A Stewart, Lindsay A Nelson
To survey ophthalmologists regarding sources they trust when incorporating new medical knowledge into their practice. The survey was distributed primarily to US-based ophthalmologists. Questions were derived based on the lead author's research experience from congresses and discussions and from mentions in the medical literature. In total, 77 physicians completed the survey of 1886 sent (4% response rate). Regarding study design, physicians preferred a well-controlled, randomised, double-masked trial (99%) with multicentred investigational site across a wide geographical area (80%)...
December 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960119/the-use-of-sports-imagery-and-terminology-on-cigarette-packs-from-fourteen-countries
#20
Cerise Kleb, Kevin Welding, Joanna E Cohen, Katherine C Smith
BACKGROUND: Tobacco companies have historically associated their products with sports through event sponsorship and sports-themed advertising campaigns. Such linkages serve to enhance brand image by connecting cigarette brands to ideals associated with sports such as strength, individual accomplishment, and a healthy body. Public health policy progress has created restrictions for tobacco sponsorship and restricted traditional advertising avenues for tobacco products. Nonetheless, the pack itself remains as a mechanism by which to link cigarettes to sports and sporting prowess...
April 16, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
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