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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666646/shisha-smoking-habit-among-dental-school-students-in-the-united-arab-emirates-enabling-factors-and-barriers
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Natheer H Al-Rawi, Ahmed S Alnuaimi, Asmaa T Uthman
Objectives: The objective of the present study was to assess shisha smoking among dental school students in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In addition, the role of suggested barriers and enabling factors in shisha smoking was also evaluated. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was conducted at the College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, between February and May 2016. The questions were adapted from previously published water pipe smoking studies...
2018: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665629/evaluation-of-a-systematic-career-coaching-program-for-medical-students-in-korea-using-the-career-readiness-inventory
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Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Eun Ji Song, Sun Kim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to apply a systematic career coaching program to medical students and to evaluate its effectiveness. Methods: First year medical students from September to December in 2016 and 2017 of Konyang medical college experienced the FLEX Mentoring II: Career Coaching Program which had 16 sessions, 32hrs in total. The students took the 'career readiness inventory (CRI)' before the program and also after as a pre and post evaluation of the program...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665430/awareness-of-cervical-cancer-and-willingness-to-be-vaccinated-against-human-papillomavirus-in-mozambican-adolescent-girls
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Azucena Bardají, Carolina Mindu, Orvalho J Augusto, Aina Casellas, Olga Cambaco, Egas Simbine, Graça Matsinhe, Eusébio Macete, Clara Menéndez, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe
Sub-Saharan Africa concentrates the largest burden of cervical cancer worldwide. The introduction of the HPV vaccination in this region is urgent and strategic to meet global health targets. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Mozambique prior to the first round of the HPV vaccine demonstration programme. It targeted girls aged 10-19 years old identified from schools and households. Face-to-face structured interviews were conducted. A total of 1,147 adolescents were enrolled in three selected districts of the country...
April 14, 2018: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664517/-radar-a-program-for-the-prevention-of-suicide-in-adolescents-in-the-region-of-aysen-chile-preliminary-results
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Francisco Bustamante, Cinthya Urquidi, Ramón Florenzano, Carolina Barrueto, Jaime de Los Hoyos, Karla Ampuero, Laura Terán, María Inés Figueroa, Magdalena Farías, María Livia Rueda, Eduardo Giacaman
OBJECTIVE: We present the preliminary results of the implementation of RADAR: a community suicide prevention program in adolescents implemented in two high schools in a south region of Chile. METHOD: In a pilot study, during 2016, we implemented RADAR in two high schools of Puerto Aysen, in in the Region of Aysen of Chile. A total of 409 actors were trained (among students, school teachers, caregivers and health professionals) for the screening and referral of high suicide risk adolescents...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663901/barriers-to-participation-in-a-community-based-program-to-control-transmission-of-taenia-solium-in-peru
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Michelle Beam, Angela Spencer, Lauralee Fernandez, Ruth Atto, Claudio Muro, Percy Vilchez, Ricardo Gamboa, Sandra Olaya, Viterbo Ayvar, Armando E Gonzalez, Hector H Garcia, Seth E O'Neal, For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru
Infection of the brain with Taenia solium larvae (neurocysticercosis) is a leading cause of preventable epilepsy worldwide. Effective and sustainable strategies to control parasite transmission in rural endemic communities are needed to prevent the disease. Surveillance and targeted intervention around infected pigs (ring control strategy) have been shown to be effective when carried out by research teams. However, this strategy has not been implemented or tested as a community-based program. In this small trial in northern Peru, eight villages were randomly assigned to community-led surveillance and treatment (five villages, 997 residents) or control (three villages, 1,192 residents)...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662957/new-york-physicians-perspectives-and-knowledge-of-the-state-medical-marijuana-program
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Alexandra Sideris, Fahad Khan, Alina Boltunova, Germaine Cuff, Christopher Gharibo, Lisa V Doan
Introduction: In 2014, New York (NY) became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ). The purpose of this survey was to collect data about practicing NY physicians' comfort level, opinions, and experience in recommending or supporting patient use of MMJ. Materials and Methods: An anonymous web-based survey was distributed to medical societies and to academic departments in medical schools within NY. Results: A total of 164 responses were analyzed. Physician participants were primarily located in New York City and surrounding areas...
2018: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662720/role-of-active-versus-passive-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches-in-pain-management
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David Cosio, Erica Lin
Background: A general conclusion about the treatment of chronic, noncancer pain is that the results from traditional, passive modalities are disheartening. Perhaps this may be due to the propensity of patients to seek out passive versus active treatments. In pain management, active treatments should be the primary focus, with passive interventions as an adjunct. Objective: The current study tested the hypotheses that Veterans would report a greater significant increase in active versus transitional and active versus passive complementary and integrative health (CIH) utilization after completing a formal pain education program...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661734/pathology-resident-perspectives-about-early-autopsy-experiences
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Richard A Prayson
The performance of autopsies remains an integral part of residency training in Anatomic Pathology. A number of medical schools no longer require an autopsy experience; therefore, a subset of pathology residents has never seen an autopsy performed prior to commencement of residency training. Although much as been written regarding student's perspectives on their medical school anatomy experiences, practically nothing has been written about resident perspectives on the autopsy experience. Surveys were sent to all Pathology resident trainees (n = 27) in a training program exploring resident perspectives on their early autopsy experiences...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660815/scaling-down-a-deworming-program-among-school-age-children-after-a-thirty-year-successful-intervention-in-the-bolivian-chaco
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Michele Spinicci, Fabio Macchioni, David Rojo, Herlan Gamboa, Ana Liz Villagrán, Yolanda Vallejos, Marianne Strohmeyer, Mimmo Roselli, Simona Gabrielli, Gabriella Cancrini, Joaquín Monasterio, Paul Castellanos, Grover Adolfo Paredes, Sdenka Maury, Adolfo Zárate, Rodolfo Rocabado, Piero Olliaro, Antonio Montresor, Alessandro Bartoloni
OBJECTIVE: Preventive chemotherapy is the WHO-recommended control method for soil-transmitted helminthiases. In the Bolivian Chaco, 6-monthly single-dose mebendazole delivery to school-age children achieved a dramatic decrease in soil-transmitted helminthiases prevalence between 1987 and 2013. Consequently, in September 2016, preventive chemotherapy delivery was interrupted in 9 rural communities. In compliance with WHO recommendations, we intensified surveillance to monitor soil-transmitted helminthiases prevalence and detect potential changes that would require interventions...
April 16, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660392/prevalence-of-uncorrected-refractive-errors-among-school-age-children-in-the-school-district-of-philadelphia
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Eileen L Mayro, Lisa A Hark, Eric Shiuey, Michael Pond, Linda Siam, Tamara Hill-Bennett, Judie Tran, Nitasha Khanna, Marlee Silverstein, James Donaghy, Tingting Zhan, Ann P Murchison, Alex V Levin
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence and severity of uncorrected refractive errors in school-age children attending Philadelphia public schools. METHODS: The Wills Eye Vision Screening Program for Children is a community-based pediatric vision screening program designed to detect and correct refractive errors and refer those with nonrefractive eye diseases for examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Between January 2014 and June 2016 the program screened 18,974 children in grades K-5 in Philadelphia public schools...
April 13, 2018: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660107/recess-environment-and-curriculum-intervention-on-children-s-physical-activity-iplay
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Claudio R Nigg, Eve Kutchman, Katie Amato, Christine A Schaefer, Guangxiang Zhang, Md Mahabub Ul Anwar, Peter Anthamatten, Raymond C Browning, Lois Brink, James Hill
Understanding the impacts of the built environment on physical activity (PA) is essential to promoting children's PA. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of schoolyard renovations and a PA recess curriculum alone and in combination on children's PA. This was a 2 (learning landscape [LL] vs. non-LL) × 2 (curriculum intervention vs. no curriculum intervention) factorial design with random assignment to the curriculum intervention, and six elementary schools per condition. PA outcomes were assessed preprogram, mid-program, immediate postprogram, and one year postprogram...
April 10, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659964/universal-salt-iodization-provides-sufficient-dietary-iodine-to-achieve-adequate-iodine-nutrition-during-the-first-1000-days-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-study
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Susanne Dold, Michael B Zimmermann, Tomislav Jukic, Zvonko Kusic, Qingzhen Jia, Zhongna Sang, Antonio Quirino, Teofilo O L San Luis, Ralph Fingerhut, Roland Kupka, Arnold Timmer, Greg S Garrett, Maria Andersson
Background: Dietary iodine requirements are high during pregnancy, lactation, and infancy, making women and infants vulnerable to iodine deficiency. Universal salt iodization (USI) has been remarkably successful for preventing iodine deficiency in the general population, but it is uncertain if USI provides adequate iodine intakes during the first 1000 d. Objective: We set out to assess if USI provides sufficient dietary iodine to meet the iodine requirements and achieve adequate iodine nutrition in all vulnerable population groups...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659693/the-history-and-future-of-dietary-guidance-in-america
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Lisa Jahns, Wendy Davis-Shaw, Alice H Lichtenstein, Suzanne P Murphy, Zach Conrad, Forrest Nielsen
Evidence-based dietary guidance in the United States has progressed substantially since its inception >100 y ago. This review describes the historical development and significance of dietary guidance in the United States, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), and emphasizes the foundations upon which they were developed, the process in the formation of past and current guidelines, and present and future applications. Dietary guidance during the first half of the 20th century was focused primarily on food groups in a healthy diet, food safety, safe food storage, and the role of some minerals and vitamins in the prevention of disease...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659671/early-life-determinants-of-frailty-in-old-age-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
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M J Haapanen, M M Perälä, M K Salonen, E Kajantie, M Simonen, P Pohjolainen, J G Eriksson, M B von Bonsdorff
Background: there is evidence suggesting that several chronic diseases have their origins in utero and that development taking place during sensitive periods may affect the aging process. We investigated whether early life determinants would be associated with frailty in old age. Methods: at a mean age of 71 years, 1,078 participants belonging to the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study were assessed for frailty according to the Fried frailty criteria. Early life measurements (birth weight, length, mother body mass index [BMI] and parity) were obtained from birth, child welfare and school health records...
April 12, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658849/suicide-prevention-for-school-communities-an-educational-initiative-for-student-safety
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Diane Cody Roberts, Mary Ellen Taylor, Audrey D'Ann Pyle
A knowledge gap exists in school communities regarding suicide prevention and means reduction education. The article highlights two core interrelated topics: school nurse engagement in dialogue with students' families and the implementation of an innovative, community-based suicide prevention educational program at a suburban public school district. The authors provide an overview of the public health problem of suicide for students, current student challenges, role of the school nurse in suicide prevention, and a key gap in current school nursing practice...
May 2018: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658819/child-and-family-factors-associated-with-child-maltreatment-in-vietnam
#16
Nhu K Tran, Sheila R van Berkel, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Lenneke R A Alink
This study aims to explore possible risk factors for child maltreatment in Vietnam by investigating the association of child and family factors with different types of child maltreatment (i.e., sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, witnessing parental conflict, and neglect) and the occurrence of multiple types of child maltreatment. Cross-sectional data of 1,851 secondary and high school students aged 12 to 17 years (47.3% boys) in four provinces of Northern Vietnam were obtained using self-report questionnaires...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658665/-application-of-enhanced-recovery-program-in-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#17
Yuan Ding, Zhongquan Sun, Wenyan Zhang, Xiangying Zhang, Yuancong Jiang, Sheng Yan, Weilin Wang
<b>Objective:</b> To evaluate the feasibility and safety of applying enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol in patients undergoing laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. <b>Methods:</b> Data of 36 patients undergoing laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy from May 2016 to May 2017 in the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine were reviewed. The patients were divided into ERAS group (<i>n</i>=12) and control group (<i>n</i>=24). The patients in ERAS group received a series of enhanced recovery procedures, including multimodal analgesia, early off-bed activity and early oral food-taking, etc...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657856/collaborative-academic-medical-product-development-an-8-year-review-of-commercialization-outcomes-at-the-institute-of-translational-health-sciences
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Lynn M Rose, Fiona Wills, Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Terri L Butler, Jeanette Griscavage Ennis, Kim Emmons, Patrick Shelby, Meher Antia, Kim Folger Bruce
Introduction: The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-funded program at the University of Washington (UW), established the Drug and Device Advisory Committee (DDAC) to provide product-specific scientific and regulatory mentoring to investigators seeking to translate their discoveries into medical products. An 8-year retrospective analysis was undertaken to evaluate the impact of the DDAC programs on commercialization metrics...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657854/targeted-drug-discovery-and-development-from-molecular-signaling-to-the-global-market-an-educational-program-at-new-york-university-5-year-metrics
#19
Gloria Lee, Joseph Plaksin, Ravichandran Ramasamy, Gabrielle Gold-von Simson
Drug discovery and development (DDD) is a collaborative, dynamic process of great interest to researchers, but an area where there is a lack of formal training. The Drug Development Educational Program (DDEP) at New York University was created in 2012 to stimulate an improved, multidisciplinary DDD workforce by educating early stage scientists as well as a variety of other like-minded students. The first course of the program emphasizes post-compounding aspects of DDD; the second course focuses on molecular signaling pathways...
2018: Journal of Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657853/training-scientists-as-future-industry-leaders-teaching-translational-science-from-an-industry-executive-s-perspective
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Gloria Lee, Jay D Kranzler, Ravichandran Ramasamy, Gabrielle Gold-von Simson
PhDs and post-doctoral biomedical graduates, in greater numbers, are choosing industry based careers. However, most scientists do not have formal training in business strategies and venture creation and may find senior management positions untenable. To fill this training gap, "Biotechnology Industry: Structure and Strategy" was offered at New York University School of Medicine (NYUSOM). The course focuses on the business aspects of translational medicine and research translation and incorporates the practice of business case discussions, mock negotiation, and direct interactions into the didactic...
2018: Journal of Translational Science
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