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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
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Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777595/a-ring-based-compensator-imrt-system-optimized-for-low-and-middle-income-countries-design-and-treatment-planning-study
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Jonathon Van Schelt, Daniel Smith, Nicholas Fong, Dolla Toomeh, Patricia A Sponseller, Derek W Brown, Meghan W Macomber, Nina A Mayr, Shilpen Patel, Adam Shulman, G V Subrahmanyam, K Govindarajan, Eric C Ford
PURPOSE: We propose a novel compensator-based IMRT system designed to provide a simple, reliable, and cost-effective adjunct technology, with the goal of expanding global access to advanced radiotherapy techniques. The system would employ easily-reusable tungsten bead compensators that operate independent of a gantry (e.g. mounted in a ring around the patient). Thereby the system can be retrofitted to existing linac and cobalt teletherapy units. This study explores the quality of treatment plans from the proposed system and the dependence on associated design parameters...
May 19, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777455/combined-preoperative-albi-and-fib-4-is-associated-with-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-hepatectomy
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Rui Liao, De-Wei Li, Cheng-You Du, Ming Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic inflammatory response is a risk factor for hepatocarcinogenesis and recurrence. This study aimed to develop a nomogram incorporating the combined albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) and fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) scores and the peritumoral inflammation score (PIS) to predict postoperative recurrence-free survival (RFS) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The prognostic roles of preoperative ALBI and FIB-4 scores for HCC recurrence were investigated, and a nomogram was developed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777402/a-national-study-of-the-use-of-asymptomatic-systemic-imaging-for-surveillance-following-breast-cancer-treatment-aft-01
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Jessica R Schumacher, Heather B Neuman, George J Chang, Benjamin D Kozower, Stephen B Edge, Menggang Yu, David J Vanness, Yajuan Si, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Amanda B Francescatti, Patricia A Spears, Jeffrey Havlena, Taiwo Adesoye, Daniel McKellar, David Winchester, Elizabeth S Burnside, Caprice C Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Although not guideline recommended, studies suggest 50% of locoregional breast cancer patients undergo systemic imaging during follow-up, prompting its inclusion as a Choosing Wisely measure of potential overuse. Most studies rely on administrative data that cannot delineate scan intent (prompted by signs/symptoms vs. asymptomatic surveillance). This is a critical gap as intent is the only way to distinguish overuse from appropriate care. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess surveillance systemic imaging post-breast cancer treatment in a national sample accounting for scan intent...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774714/-a-network-of-life-projects-to-promote-the-transfer-and-exchange-of-knowledge-on-environment-and-health
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Liliana Cori, Annalaura Carducci, Gabriele Donzelli, Cinzia La Rocca, Fabrizio Bianchi
Eleven projects within the LIFE programme (through which the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission provides funding for projects aim at protecting environment and nature) addressing environmental-health-related issues have been involved in a collaborative network called KTE LIFE EnvHealth Network. The shared issues tackled by that projects are knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE). The objective of the LIFE programme is to support the implementation of the environmental legislation in the European Union, to provide new tools and knowledge that will help to better protect both the territory and the communities...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774697/effect-of-adenotonsillectomy-on-attention-in-korean-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Min Jae Kim, Sung Hee Bae, Sung Min Lee, Kang Hyun Lee, Dong-Kyu Kim
Objectives.: Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a common debilitating disorder that can adversely affect the attention and academic performance of school-age children. Unfortunately, only a few studies have examined the effect of SDB treatment on attention in pediatric populations. Therefore, the aim of this study was to prospectively investigate the effect of SDB treatment on attention in children. Methods.: This study consecutively enrolled SDB children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy...
May 18, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774266/reforming-birth-registration-law-in-england-and-wales
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Julie McCandless
The Law Commission of England and Wales is considering what its 13th Programme of Law Reform should address. During the consultation process, a project on birth registration law has been mooted. This is a very welcome proposal given that civil birth registration in England and Wales is a compulsory procedure that not only finds its roots in the early Victorian era, but also remains very similar, at least in terms of form and the information that is recorded. I first use two recent legal challenges to illustrate why the current system is coming under increasing pressure...
June 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773770/your-primary-care-doctor-may-have-an-md-from-cuba-experiences-from-the-latin-american-medical-school
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Conner Gorry
On the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration that affirmed health for all a right and primary health care the route to guarantee that right, WHO and PAHO have issued a call to action to convert universal health into reality for the nearly four billion people worldwide lacking full coverage of essential health services. There is some urgency to this movement: WHO estimates the health workforce shortage of nearly 8 million could reach almost 13 million by 2035. And the USA is not exempt: medical associations and special commissions set up to investigate the shortage of primary care physicians, especially "under-represented minority" doctors, have issued report after report on this growing health care emergency...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773359/-psychoactive-substances-use-in-r%C3%A3-union-island-and-mayotte-french-departments-in-indian-ocean
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Amélie Daveluy, Françoise Haramburu
INTRODUCTION: The government plan for the fight against drugs and addictive behaviors 2013-2017 includes several actions concerning French overseas territories, in particular to strengthen information on drug addiction. The Interministerial mission for combating drugs and addictive behaviors (MILD&CA) has commissioned the Bordeaux addictovigilance center to strengthen exchanges on addictovigilance with Réunion Island and Mayotte and to make an inventory of problematic drug use in these two French departments of Indian Ocean...
February 27, 2018: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773348/validation-of-standard-method-en-iso-11290-part-2-for-the-enumeration-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-food
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Patricia Rollier, Bertrand Lombard, Laurent Guillier, Danièle François, Karol Romero, Sylvie Pierru, Laurence Bouhier, Nathalie Gnanou Besse
The reference method for the detection and enumeration of L. monocytogenes in food (Standards EN ISO 11290-1&2) have been validated by inter-laboratory studies in the frame of the Mandate M381 from European Commission to CEN. In this paper, the inter-laboratory studies led in 2013 on 5 matrices (cold-smoked salmon, milk powdered infant food formula, vegetables, environment, and cheese) to validate Standard EN ISO 11290-2 are reported. According to the results obtained, the method of the revised Standard EN ISO 11290-2 can be considered as a good method for the enumeration of L...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773256/-emergency-nurse-a-speciality-whose-name-says-it-all
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Benoît Jézéquel
Proposal no. 10 in French Senate information report no. 685, drawn up by the Social Affairs Commission on hospital emergency departments, opens the debate regarding the creation of an emergency nursing speciality. Does this represent progress for the profession or an inadapted measure? The complex situation of emergency departments raises the need for methodological thinking on this subject.
May 2018: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772874/spatial-electromagnetic-field-intensity-modelling-of-global-system-for-mobile-communication-base-stations-in-the-istanbul-technical-university-ayazaga-campus-area
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Kubra Boz, Hayri Hakan Denli
The rapid development of the global system for mobile communication services and the consequent increased electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure to the human body have generated debate on the potential danger with respect to human health. The many research studies focused on this subject have, however, not provided any certain evidence about harmful consequences due to mobile communication systems. On the other hand, there are still views suggesting such exposure might affect the human body in different ways...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772681/global-asbestos-disaster
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Sugio Furuya, Odgerel Chimed-Ochir, Ken Takahashi, Annette David, Jukka Takala
Introduction : Asbestos has been used for thousands of years but only at a large industrial scale for about 100⁻150 years. The first identified disease was asbestosis, a type of incurable pneumoconiosis caused by asbestos dust and fibres. The latest estimate of global number of asbestosis deaths from the Global Burden of Disease estimate 2016 is 3495. Asbestos-caused cancer was identified in the late 1930's but despite today's overwhelming evidence of the strong carcinogenicity of all asbestos types, including chrysotile, it is still widely used globally...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770588/trends-in-the-prescribing-of-topical-nasal-agents-using-an-nhs-england-data-base
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Haroon Shakeel Saeed, Rosie B Wright, Samit Kumar Ghosh
OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to present data depicting geographical prescribing trends and expenditure related to topical nasal agent prescriptions across clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) in England. We assess if prescribing trends can act as a surrogate marker for allergic rhinitis (AR) and rhinosinusitis disease burden (RS). DESIGN: NHS England primary care prescriptions dispensed for topical drugs used in nasal allergy (BNF chapter 12.2.1) were accessed using OpenPrescribing beta software...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769100/what-did-the-go4health-policy-research-project-contribute-to-the-policy-discourse-on-the-sustainable-development-goals-a-reflexive-review
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REVIEW
Vannarath Te, Nadia Floden, Sameera Hussain, Claire E Brolan, Peter S Hill
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Commission funded Go4Health-Goals and Governance for Global Health, a consortium of 13 academic research and human rights institutions from both Global North and South-to track the evolution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provide ongoing policy advice. This paper reviews the research outputs published between 2012 and 2016, analyzing the thematic content of the publications, and the influence on global health and development discourse through citation metrics...
May 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768856/flux-assisted-preparation-and-photoluminescence-of-emission-tunable-sr-eu-al%C3%A2-si%C3%A2-o-8-phosphors
#16
Wei-Ren Liu, Bingfu Lei
We synthesized a emission tunable Eu(II)-activated SrAl2Si2O8 phosphors Eu(II)-activated SrAl2Si2O8 phosphors. The emission color could be controlled from blue to greenish-blue emissions via changing Sr/Eu ratio. The SrAl2Si2O8 and EuAl2Si2O8 phases were found to form a complete solid solution with composition of (Sr1-xEux)Al2Si2O8 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0), as indicated by X-ray diffraction analysis. Our research results also reveal that the use of fluxing agents of H3BO3 or LiBO2 in the materials synthesis plays a crucial role in improving the photoluminescence (PL) properties of (Sr,Eu)Al2Si2O8 phosphor and the surface morphology...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765871/optimizing-medicine-use-for-people-who-are-homebound-an-evaluation-of-a-pilot-domiciliary-medicine-use-review-dmur-service-in-england
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Asam Latif, Baguiasri Mandane, Emma Anderson, Caroline Barraclough, Samantha Travis
Background: As global life expectancy increases, older people with chronic diseases are being required to manage multiple and complex medicine regimes. However, polypharmacy raises the risk of medicine-related problems and preventable hospital admissions. To improve medicine use, English community pharmacies are commissioned to deliver Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), which are typically delivered from the pharmacy. People who are homebound rarely receive the service. This paper describes the uptake and impact of a pilot project that seeks to provide domiciliary Medicines Use Reviews (dMURs)...
2018: Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765102/the-effects-of-cannabidiol-on-impulsivity-and-memory-during-abstinence-in-cigarette-dependent-smokers
#18
C Hindocha, T P Freeman, M Grabski, H Crudgington, A C Davies, J B Stroud, R K Das, W Lawn, C J A Morgan, H V Curran
Acute nicotine abstinence in cigarette smokers results in deficits in performance on specific cognitive processes, including working memory and impulsivity which are important in relapse. Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis, has shown pro-cognitive effects and preliminary evidence has indicated it can reduce the number of cigarettes smoked in dependent smokers. However, the effects of CBD on cognition have never been tested during acute nicotine withdrawal. The present study therefore aimed to investigate if CBD can improve memory and reduce impulsivity during acute tobacco abstinence...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764737/a-comparison-of-head-injuries-in-male-and-female-lacrosse-participants-seen-in-us-emergency-departments-from-2005-to-2016
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Christopher N Cooley, Tyler J Beranek, Matthew A Warpinski, Robert Alexander, Amanda O Esquivel
INTRODUCTION: In the United States there has been a large increase in participation in lacrosse for both males and females. The purpose of this study was to analyze the number of head injuries, injury rates (calculated using the reported number of participants) and types of head injuries that are seen in emergency departments in the United States. METHODS: We compared injuries between male and female lacrosse participants. This was a retrospective study using a publicly available database produced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and information about lacrosse participation from US Lacrosse...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764425/mobility-patterns-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-internal-migrant-women-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-national-monitoring-survey
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Ying Ji, Xiaoping Zhao, Zhili Wang, Shenglan Liu, Yang Shen, Chun Chang
BACKGROUND: Residential instability during pregnancy has been linked to poor health outcomes. As a first step toward providing better health care to pregnant migrant women, the size and characteristics of this population and factors associated with mobility during pregnancy should be studied. METHODS: Using the "Monitoring Data of Chinese Migrants" for 2012, from the Chinese National Population and Family Planning Commission, this study explored mobility patterns during pregnancy and associated factors among migrants within China...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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