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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426307/how-california-prepared-for-implementation-of-physician-assisted-death-a-primer
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Laura A Petrillo, Elizabeth Dzeng, Krista L Harrison, Lindsay Forbes, Benjamin Scribner, Barbara A Koenig
Physician-assisted death is now legal in California, and similar laws are being considered in many other states. The California law includes safeguards, yet health care providers will face practical and ethical issues while implementing physician-assisted death that are not addressed by the law. To help providers and health care facilities in California prepare to provide optimal care to patients who inquire about physician-assisted death, we brought together experts from California, Oregon, and Washington...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395523/adverse-drug-reactions-reporting-in-calabria-southern-italy-in-the-four-year-period-2011-2014-impact-of-a-regional-pharmacovigilance-project-in-light-of-the-new-european-legislation
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Christian Leporini, Giuseppina Marrazzo, Laura Mumoli, Stefania Esposito, Luca Gallelli, Giovanna Mangano, Giacomino Brancati, Emanuela Adele De Francesco, Emilio Russo, Giovambattista De Sarro
BACKGROUND: The number of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) yearly submitted to the Italian Network of Pharmacovigilance (RNF) has progressively increased after the new European Pharmacovigilance legislation (July 2012). These results have mostly reflected the agreements between Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and Italian Regions, enabling the implementation of active pharmacovigilance projects. A project was funded by the AIFA in Calabria region (Southern Italy) in 2010 to increase ADRs reporting and promote a safer medicines' use...
April 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373325/state-and-federal-coverage-for-pregnant-immigrants-prenatal-care-increased-no-change-detected-for-infant-health
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Laura R Wherry, Rachel Fabi, Adam Schickedanz, Brendan Saloner
Expanded health insurance coverage for pregnant immigrant women who are in the United States lawfully as well as those who are in the country without documentation may address barriers in access to pregnancy-related care. We present new evidence on the impact of states' public health insurance expansions for pregnant immigrant women (both state-funded and expansions under the Children's Health Insurance Program) on their prenatal care use, mode of delivery, and infant health. Our quasi-experimental design compared changes in immigrant women's outcomes in states expanding coverage to changes in outcomes for nonimmigrant women in the same state and to women in nonexpanding states...
April 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349288/genetic-counselors-perception-of-the-effect-on-practice-of-laws-restricting-abortion
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Caitlin Cooney, Laura Hercher, Komal Bajaj
In 2013, twenty-two states enacted seventy provisions restricting access to abortion. The legislation restricted access to abortions by instituting more regulations on providers and facilities, by prohibiting abortion prior to viability, by restricting funding available to patients and by requiring patients to wait a mandatory time period before having a procedure. Genetic counselors are trained to provide unbiased, comprehensive information in a non-directive style in order to allow patients to exercise their reproductive freedom...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340513/mendelian-randomisation-implicates-hyperlipidaemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-colorectal-cancer
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Henry Rodriguez-Broadbent, Philip J Law, Amit Sud, Kimmo Palin, Sari Tuupanen, Alexandra Gylfe, Ulrika A Hänninen, Tatiana Cajuso, Tomas Tanskanen, Johanna Kondelin, Eevi Kaasinen, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Samuli Ripatti, Johan G Eriksson, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Eero Pukkala, Pekka Jousilahti, Veikko Salomaa, Aarno Palotie, Laura Renkonen-Sinisalo, Anna Lepistö, Jan Böhm, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Nada A Al-Tassan, Claire Palles, Lynn Martin, Ella Barclay, Susan M Farrington, Maria N Timofeeva, Brian F Meyer, Salma M Wakil, Harry Campbell, Christopher G Smith, Shelley Idziaszczyk, Timothy S Maughan, Richard Kaplan, Rachel Kerr, David Kerr, Michael N Passarelli, Jane C Figueiredo, Daniel D Buchanan, Aung K Win, John L Hopper, Mark A Jenkins, Noralane M Lindor, Polly A Newcomb, Steven Gallinger, David Conti, Fred Schumacher, Graham Casey, Lauri A Aaltonen, Jeremy P Cheadle, Ian P Tomlinson, Malcolm G Dunlop, Richard S Houlston
While elevated blood cholesterol has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in observational studies, causality is uncertain. Here we apply a Mendelian randomisation (MR) analysis to examine the potential causal relationship between lipid traits and CRC risk. We used single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with blood levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) as instrumental variables (IV). We calculated MR estimates for each risk factor with CRC using SNP-CRC associations from 9,254 cases and 18,386 controls...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301455/-characteristics-of-communication-systems-of-suspected-occupational-disease-in-the-autonomous-communities-spain
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Montserrat García Gómez, Félix Urbaneja Arrúe, Vega García López, Valentín Estaban Buedo, Valentín Rodríguez Suárez, Lourdes Miralles Martínez-Portillo, Isabel González García, Josefa Egea Garcia, Emma Corraliza Infanzon, Laura Ramírez Salvador, Santiago Briz Blázquez, Ricard Armengol Rosell, José María Cisnal Gredilla, Juan Francisco Correa Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Coto Fernández, Mª Rosario Díaz Peral, Mercedes Elvira Espinosa, Iñigo Fernández Fernández, Eduardo García-Ramos Alonso, Nieves Martínez Arguisuelas, Ana Isabel Rivas Pérez
BACKGROUND: There are several initiatives to develop systems for the notification of suspected occupational disease (OD) in different autonomous communities. The objective was to describe the status of development and characteristics of these systems implemented by the health authorities. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out on the existence of systems for the information and surveillance of suspected OD, their legal framework, responsible institution and availability of information...
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299968/setting-a-minimum-age-for-juvenile-justice-jurisdiction-in-california
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Elizabeth S Barnert, Laura S Abrams, Cheryl Maxson, Lauren Gase, Patricia Soung, Paul Carroll, Eraka Bath
Purpose Despite the existence of minimum age laws for juvenile justice jurisdiction in 18 US states, California has no explicit law that protects children (i.e. youth less than 12 years old) from being processed in the juvenile justice system. In the absence of a minimum age law, California lags behind other states and international practice and standards. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach In this policy brief, academics across the University of California campuses examine current evidence, theory, and policy related to the minimum age of juvenile justice jurisdiction...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297714/root-microbiota-drive-direct-integration-of-phosphate-stress-and-immunity
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Gabriel Castrillo, Paulo José Pereira Lima Teixeira, Sur Herrera Paredes, Theresa F Law, Laura de Lorenzo, Meghan E Feltcher, Omri M Finkel, Natalie W Breakfield, Piotr Mieczkowski, Corbin D Jones, Javier Paz-Ares, Jeffery L Dangl
Plants live in biogeochemically diverse soils with diverse microbiota. Plant organs associate intimately with a subset of these microbes, and the structure of the microbial community can be altered by soil nutrient content. Plant-associated microbes can compete with the plant and with each other for nutrients, but may also carry traits that increase the productivity of the plant. It is unknown how the plant immune system coordinates microbial recognition with nutritional cues during microbiome assembly. Here we establish that a genetic network controlling the phosphate stress response influences the structure of the root microbiome community, even under non-stress phosphate conditions...
March 23, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284121/a-global-epidemiological-perspective-on-the-toxicology-of-drug-facilitated-sexual-assault-a-systematic-review
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Laura Jane Anderson, Asher Flynn, Jennifer Lucinda Pilgrim
PURPOSE: A systematic review was undertaken to determine the current global prevalence of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) reported in adults in order to identify trends in the toxicology findings in DFSA around the world over the past 20 years. METHODS: Databases PubMed, PsycINFO and Scopus were systematically searched using the terms: "drug-facilitated sexual assault", "chemical submission", "date rape", "rape drugs" and "drink-spiking" to identify relevant studies for inclusion in the review...
April 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259443/u-s-state-driving-regulations-relevant-to-foot-and-ankle-surgeons
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Laura E Sansosti, Timothy Greene, Todd Hasenstein, Michael Berger, Andrew J Meyr
The effect of lower extremity pathology and surgery on automobile driving has been a topic of contemporary interest, because these conditions can be associated with impaired driving function. We reviewed the U.S. driving laws relative to foot and ankle patients, for the 50 U.S. states (and District of Columbia). We aimed to address the following questions relative to noncommercial driving regulations: does the state have regulations with respect to driving in a lower extremity cast, driving with a foot/ankle immobilization device, driving with acute or chronic lower extremity pathology or disability, those who have undergone foot and/or ankle surgery, and those with diabetes? Full state-specific answers to the preceding questions are provided...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250143/the-effect-of-widespread-pain-on-knee-pain-worsening-incident-knee-osteoarthritis-oa-and-incident-knee-pain-the-multicenter-oa-most-study
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Lisa C Carlesso, Jingbo Niu, Neil A Segal, Laura A Frey-Law, Cora E Lewis, Michael C Nevitt, Tuhina Neogi
OBJECTIVE: Whether widespread pain (WSP) affects the risk of developing knee pain or knee osteoarthritis (OA) is unknown and could enhance understanding of pain mechanisms in OA. METHODS: Subjects from the Multicenter OA (MOST) study, a US National Institutes of Health-funded prospective cohort of older adults with or at risk of knee OA, were characterized regarding WSP, defined as pain above and below the waist on both sides of the body and axially using a standard homunculus, excluding knee pain at 60 months (baseline)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241208/association-between-telomere-length-and-risk-of-cancer-and-non-neoplastic-diseases-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Philip C Haycock, Stephen Burgess, Aayah Nounu, Jie Zheng, George N Okoli, Jack Bowden, Kaitlin Hazel Wade, Nicholas J Timpson, David M Evans, Peter Willeit, Abraham Aviv, Tom R Gaunt, Gibran Hemani, Massimo Mangino, Hayley Patricia Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Karen A Pooley, Rosalind A Eeles, Jeffrey E Lee, Shenying Fang, Wei V Chen, Matthew H Law, Lisa M Bowdler, Mark M Iles, Qiong Yang, Bradford B Worrall, Hugh Stephen Markus, Rayjean J Hung, Chris I Amos, Amanda B Spurdle, Deborah J Thompson, Tracy A O'Mara, Brian Wolpin, Laufey Amundadottir, Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Antonia Trichopoulou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Eiliv Lund, Eric J Duell, Federico Canzian, Gianluca Severi, Kim Overvad, Marc J Gunter, Rosario Tumino, Ulrika Svenson, Andre van Rij, Annette F Baas, Matthew J Bown, Nilesh J Samani, Femke N G van t'Hof, Gerard Tromp, Gregory T Jones, Helena Kuivaniemi, James R Elmore, Mattias Johansson, James Mckay, Ghislaine Scelo, Robert Carreras-Torres, Valerie Gaborieau, Paul Brennan, Paige M Bracci, Rachel E Neale, Sara H Olson, Steven Gallinger, Donghui Li, Gloria M Petersen, Harvey A Risch, Alison P Klein, Jiali Han, Christian C Abnet, Neal D Freedman, Philip R Taylor, John M Maris, Katja K Aben, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Sita H Vermeulen, John K Wiencke, Kyle M Walsh, Margaret Wrensch, Terri Rice, Clare Turnbull, Kevin Litchfield, Lavinia Paternoster, Marie Standl, Gonçalo R Abecasis, John Paul SanGiovanni, Yong Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Yadav Sapkota, Siew-Kee Low, Krina T Zondervan, Grant W Montgomery, Dale R Nyholt, David A van Heel, Karen Hunt, Dan E Arking, Foram N Ashar, Nona Sotoodehnia, Daniel Woo, Jonathan Rosand, Mary E Comeau, W Mark Brown, Edwin K Silverman, John E Hokanson, Michael H Cho, Jennie Hui, Manuel A Ferreira, Philip J Thompson, Alanna C Morrison, Janine F Felix, Nicholas L Smith, Angela M Christiano, Lynn Petukhova, Regina C Betz, Xing Fan, Xuejun Zhang, Caihong Zhu, Carl D Langefeld, Susan D Thompson, Feijie Wang, Xu Lin, David A Schwartz, Tasha Fingerlin, Jerome I Rotter, Mary Frances Cotch, Richard A Jensen, Matthias Munz, Henrik Dommisch, Arne S Schaefer, Fang Han, Hanna M Ollila, Ryan P Hillary, Omar Albagha, Stuart H Ralston, Chenjie Zeng, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Andre Reis, Steffen Uebe, Ulrike Hüffmeier, Yoshiya Kawamura, Takeshi Otowa, Tsukasa Sasaki, Martin Lloyd Hibberd, Sonia Davila, Gang Xie, Katherine Siminovitch, Jin-Xin Bei, Yi-Xin Zeng, Asta Försti, Bowang Chen, Stefano Landi, Andre Franke, Annegret Fischer, David Ellinghaus, Carlos Flores, Imre Noth, Shwu-Fan Ma, Jia Nee Foo, Jianjun Liu, Jong-Won Kim, David G Cox, Olivier Delattre, Olivier Mirabeau, Christine F Skibola, Clara S Tang, Merce Garcia-Barcelo, Kai-Ping Chang, Wen-Hui Su, Yu-Sun Chang, Nicholas G Martin, Scott Gordon, Tracey D Wade, Chaeyoung Lee, Michiaki Kubo, Pei-Chieng Cha, Yusuke Nakamura, Daniel Levy, Masayuki Kimura, Shih-Jen Hwang, Steven Hunt, Tim Spector, Nicole Soranzo, Ani W Manichaikul, R Graham Barr, Bratati Kahali, Elizabeth Speliotes, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Ching-Yu Cheng, Jost B Jonas, Tien Yin Wong, Isabella Fogh, Kuang Lin, John F Powell, Kenneth Rice, Caroline L Relton, Richard M Martin, George Davey Smith
Importance: The causal direction and magnitude of the association between telomere length and incidence of cancer and non-neoplastic diseases is uncertain owing to the susceptibility of observational studies to confounding and reverse causation. Objective: To conduct a Mendelian randomization study, using germline genetic variants as instrumental variables, to appraise the causal relevance of telomere length for risk of cancer and non-neoplastic diseases. Data Sources: Genomewide association studies (GWAS) published up to January 15, 2015...
February 23, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225842/-lopes-vs-brazil-case-psychiatry-and-international-human-rights-law-in-the-real-life
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Laura D Sobredo
In order to understand and adjust to the legal obligations that rule our professional practice as psychiatrists, it is useful to know the regulatory framework and its internal logic. The analysis of the case "Ximenes Lopes vs Brazil" (2006), from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, intends to be, within this work, a contribution to understand those norms. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights conducts litigation that decides on the responsibility of Member States in alleged violations of human rights...
May 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215181/effect-of-cellular-and-extracellular-pathology-assessed-by-t1-mapping-on-regional-contractile-function-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, Graham R Law, Pankaj Garg, David A Broadbent, David P Ripley, Tarique A Musa, Laura E Dobson, James R Foley, Graham J Fent, Stephen P Page, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Regional contractile dysfunction is a frequent finding in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to investigate the contribution of different tissue characteristics in HCM to regional contractile dysfunction. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 50 patients with HCM who underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies at 3.0 T including cine imaging, T1 mapping and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. For each segment of the American Heart Association model segment thickness, native T1, extracellular volume (ECV), presence of LGE and regional strain (by feature tracking and tissue tagging) were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209376/-ethics-surrounding-the-provision-of-abortion-care
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REVIEW
Anibal Faúndes, Laura Miranda
The provision of abortion care represents a great ethical challenge to physicians, particularly in countries where the law states that abortion is a crime. The concept that it is a crime carries a stigma that is worse than that associated with other acts qualified by law as crimes. This stigma leads to at least two different kinds of unethical behavior. One is the refusal to provide safe abortion services to women who comply with the legal requirements, alleging conscientious objection, and the other is to discriminate against women with complications of induced abortion...
January 20, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207336/local-television-news-coverage-of-the-affordable-care-act-emphasizing-politics-over-consumer-information
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Sarah E Gollust, Laura M Baum, Jeff Niederdeppe, Colleen L Barry, Erika Franklin Fowler
OBJECTIVES: To examine the public health and policy-relevant messages conveyed through local television news during the first stage of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, when about 10 million Americans gained insurance. METHODS: We conducted a content analysis of 1569 ACA-related local evening television news stories, obtained from sampling local news aired between October 1, 2013, and April 19, 2014. Coders systematically collected data using a coding instrument tracking major messages and information sources cited in the news...
May 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196078/data-driven-system-to-predict-academic-grades-and-dropout
#17
Sergi Rovira, Eloi Puertas, Laura Igual
Nowadays, the role of a tutor is more important than ever to prevent students dropout and improve their academic performance. This work proposes a data-driven system to extract relevant information hidden in the student academic data and, thus, help tutors to offer their pupils a more proactive personal guidance. In particular, our system, based on machine learning techniques, makes predictions of dropout intention and courses grades of students, as well as personalized course recommendations. Moreover, we present different visualizations which help in the interpretation of the results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168630/airway-management-outside-the-operating-room-how-to-better-prepare
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Peter G Brindley, Martin Beed, J Adam Law, Orlando Hung, Richard Levitan, Michael F Murphy, Laura V Duggan
Airway management outside the operating room is associated with increased risks compared with airway management inside the operating room. Moreover, airway management-whether in the intensive care unit, emergency department, interventional radiology suite, or general wards-often requires mastery of not only the anatomically difficult airway but also the physiologically and situationally difficult airway. The 2015 Difficult Airway Society Guidelines encourage the airway team to "stop and think". This article provides a practical review of how that evidence applies during emergency airway management outside of the operating room...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141970/a-large-community-outbreak-of-legionnaires-disease-associated-with-a-cooling-tower-in-new-york-city-2015
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Don Weiss, Christopher Boyd, Jennifer L Rakeman, Sharon K Greene, Robert Fitzhenry, Trevor McProud, Kimberlee Musser, Li Huang, John Kornblum, Elizabeth J Nazarian, Annie D Fine, Sarah L Braunstein, Daniel Kass, Keren Landman, Pascal Lapierre, Scott Hughes, Anthony Tran, Jill Taylor, Deborah Baker, Lucretia Jones, Laura Kornstein, Boning Liu, Rodolfo Perez, David E Lucero, Eric Peterson, Isaac Benowitz, Kristen F Lee, Stephanie Ngai, Mitch Stripling, Jay K Varma
OBJECTIVES: Infections caused by Legionella are the leading cause of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States. We investigated a large outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City in summer 2015 to characterize patients, risk factors for mortality, and environmental exposures. METHODS: We defined cases as patients with pneumonia and laboratory evidence of Legionella infection from July 2 through August 3, 2015, and with a history of residing in or visiting 1 of several South Bronx neighborhoods of New York City...
March 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137731/clinical-presentation-autopsy-results-and-toxicology-findings-in-an-acute-n-ethylpentylone-fatality
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Phoutthasone Thirakul, Laura S Hair, Kirstin L Bergen, Julia M Pearson
The clinical presentation, autopsy findings and toxicology results in an acute fatality involving N-ethylpentylone, a new cathinone derivative, are described. Law enforcement transported a male who was agitated and exhibiting unusual behavior to a local hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, his body temperature was 105.5 degrees Fahrenheit and his blood pH was 6.7. Clinical laboratory analysis revealed elevated troponins, rhabdomyolysis, hypoglycemia, hepatic and renal injury, respiratory failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
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