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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637576/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-in-australia-aura-surveillance-system-coordinating-national-data-on-antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-for-australia
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John D Turnidge, Kathy T Meleady
Objective The aim of the present study was to describe the process of establishment and coordination of the national Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) surveillance system.Methods Existing surveillance programs conducted by health organisations at state or multi-jurisdictional levels were reviewed, and gaps and opportunities identified for the development of a national system. In view of the time frame available as part of the Australian Government Department of Health funding agreement, the strategy used by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was to commence work with existing surveillance programs, expanding and enhancing them and developing new systems where gaps were identified...
June 22, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637380/diabetes-related-weight-change-in-a-canadian-first-nation-cohort
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N D Riediger, V Lukianchuk, J Roulette, L M Lix, L Elliott, S G Bruce
The Canadian First Nations population is disproportionately burdened by diabetes and diabetes complications. Body weight management is purported to be important in the prevention and management of diabetes. In this study, we sought to describe weight change in a First Nation cohort according to diabetes status and management. Study data were from two diabetes screening studies in Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, Canada, collected in 2002/2003 (baseline) and 2011/2012 (follow-up). The cohort was composed of respondents to both screening studies (n=171)...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630177/integrated-genome-and-transcriptome-sequencing-identifies-a-noncoding-mutation-in-the-genome-replication-factor-donson-as-the-cause-of-microcephaly-micromelia-syndrome
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Gilad D Evrony, Dwight R Cordero, Jun Shen, Jennifer N Partlow, Timothy W Yu, Rachel E Rodin, R Sean Hill, Michael E Coulter, Anh-Thu N Lam, Divya Jayaraman, Dianne Gerrelli, Diana G Diaz, Chloe Santos, Victoria Morrison, Antonella Galli, Ulrich Tschulena, Stefan Wiemann, M Jocelyne Martel, Betty Spooner, Steven C Ryu, Princess C Elhosary, Jillian M Richardson, Danielle Tierney, Christopher A Robinson, Rajni Chibbar, Dana Diudea, Rebecca Folkerth, Sheldon Wiebe, A James Barkovich, Ganeshwaran H Mochida, James Irvine, Edmond G Lemire, Patricia Blakley, Christopher A Walsh
While next-generation sequencing has accelerated the discovery of human disease genes, progress has been largely limited to the "low hanging fruit" of mutations with obvious exonic coding or canonical splice site impact. In contrast, the lack of high-throughput, unbiased approaches for functional assessment of most noncoding variants has bottlenecked gene discovery. We report the integration of transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq), which surveys all mRNAs to reveal functional impacts of variants at the transcription level, into the gene discovery framework for a unique human disease, microcephaly-micromelia syndrome (MMS)...
June 19, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628701/trends-in-receipt-of-buprenorphine-and-naltrexone-for-opioid-use-disorder-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-2001-2014
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Scott E Hadland, J Frank Wharam, Mark A Schuster, Fang Zhang, Jeffrey H Samet, Marc R Larochelle
Importance: Opioid use disorder (OUD) frequently begins in adolescence and young adulthood. Intervening early with pharmacotherapy is recommended by major professional organizations. No prior national studies have examined the extent to which adolescents and young adults (collectively termed youth) with OUD receive pharmacotherapy. Objective: To identify time trends and disparities in receipt of buprenorphine and naltrexone among youth with OUD in the United States...
June 19, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622993/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-traditionally-harvested-bivalves-in-northern-british-columbia-canada
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Kim-Ly Thompson, Chris R Picard, Hing Man Chan
Butter clams, blue mussels, and Nuttall's cockle are important traditional food of the Gitga'at First Nation in Canada. Samples were collected and analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) from the Gitga'at harvest sites from 2006 to 2015 to: 1) establish baseline conditions; 2) determine the likely source; 3) understand species specific response to spills; and 4) evaluate health risk associated with consumption. Baseline lipid normalized-total PAH in mussels was 2.36 (±2.86, 95%CI) μg/g in mussels, 3...
June 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619780/qualitative-analysis-of-6961-free-text-comments-from-the-first-national-cancer-patient-experience-survey-in-scotland
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Maggie Cunningham, Mary Wells
OBJECTIVES: To analyse free-text responses from the first Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey (SCPES) to understand patients' experiences of care, identify valued aspects and areas for improvement. DESIGN: Inductive thematic analysis of seven free-text comment boxes covering all stages of the cancer experience, from a national cohort survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Adult cancer patients diagnosed across all Health Boards in Scotland between July 2013 and March 2014, and who had an inpatient stay or hospital visit between January and September 2014...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617239/bifurcation-of-health-policy-regimes-a-study-of-sleep-apnea-care-and-benefits-coverage-in-saskatchewan
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Gregory P Marchildon, Caroline A Beck, Tarun R Katapally, Sylvia Abonyi, James A Dosman, Jo-Ann Episkenew
BACKGROUND: A complex, poorly understood bifurcated health policy regime exists for Canada's First Nations people for extended health benefits coverage. This research adds to a small body of literature on the regime's impact on access and quality of care and its role in perpetuating health inequities in First Nations populations. METHODS: Using a case study of sleep apnea care in Saskatchewan, we identified issues of health service access and coverage through a literature review of extended benefits programs, legislation and policies and through 10 key informant interviews with federal and provincial extended benefit program administrators and sleep medicine physicians...
May 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616882/bullying-among-18-to-23-year-old-women-in-2013
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Natalie Townsend, Jennifer Powers, Deborah Loxton
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of bullying among women aged 18-23 in 2013, and to describe the demographic characteristics, health and risk factors of those who experienced bullying. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis using data from the 1989-95 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, a nationally representative cohort (n=16,801). RESULTS: More than one-quarter of women (28.4%) indicated they had never been bullied, 53...
June 14, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614046/cancer-risk-factors-and-screening-in-first-nations-in-ontario
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Maegan V Mazereeuw, Alexander Yurkiewich, Sehar Jamal, Caroline Cawley, Carmen R Jones
INTRODUCTION: A lack of identifiers in health administrative databases limits our understanding of the cancer burden in First Nations. This study compares cancer risk factors and screening between First Nations in Ontario (on and off reserve) and non-Aboriginal Ontarians using two unique health surveys. METHODS: We measured age-standardized prevalence estimates using the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) Phase 2, 2008/10 (for First Nations on reserve) and the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 2007-2013 (for First Nations off reserve and non-Aboriginal Ontarians)...
June 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606149/malaria-research-in-malawi-from-1984-to-2016-a-literature-review-and-bibliometric-analysis
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Chikondi A Mwendera, Christiaan de Jager, Herbert Longwe, Charles Hongoro, Clifford M Mutero, Kamija S Phiri
BACKGROUND: Malaria research can play a vital role in addressing the malaria burden in Malawi. An organized approach in addressing malaria in Malawi started in 1984 by the establishment of the first National Malaria Control Programme and research was recognized to be significant. This study aimed to assess the type and amount of malaria research conducted in Malawi from 1984 to 2016 and its related source of funding. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in the Medline/PubMed database for Malawian publications and approved malaria studies from two Ethical Committees were examined...
June 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603148/-put-it-near-the-indians-indigenous-perspectives-on-pulp-mill-contaminants-in-their-traditional-territories-pictou-landing-first-nation-canada
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Heather Castleden, Ella Bennett, Pictou Landing Group, Diana Lewis, Debbie Martin
BACKGROUND: Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN), a small Mi'kmaw community on the Canadian east coast, has had a relationship with a tidal estuary known as A'se'k for millennia. In the 1960s, it became the site of effluent disposal from a nearby pulp mill. Almost immediately, health concerns regularly and consistently reverberated throughout the community. OBJECTIVES: The Pictou Landing Native Women's Group (PLNWG) formed a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership with an academic team to conceptualize community well-being in the context of environment and human health connections...
2017: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603147/-put-it-near-the-indians-indigenous-perspectives-on-pulp-mill-contaminants-in-their-traditional-territories-pictou-landing-first-nation-canada
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Heather Castleden, Ella Bennett, Pictou Landing Group, Diana Lewis, Debbie Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594870/spatial-planning-for-a-green-economy-national-level-hydrologic-ecosystem-services-priority-areas-for-gabon
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Joshua Howard Goldstein, Heather Tallis, Aaron Cole, Steven Schill, Erik Martin, Michael Heiner, Marie-Claire Paiz, Allison Aldous, Colin Apse, Barry Nickel
Rapidly developing countries contain both the bulk of intact natural areas and biodiversity, and the greatest untapped natural resource stocks, placing them at the forefront of "green" economic development opportunities. However, most lack scientific tools to create development plans that account for biodiversity and ecosystem services, diminishing the real potential to be sustainable. Existing methods focus on biodiversity and carbon priority areas across large geographies (e.g., countries, states/provinces), leaving out essential services associated with water supplies, among others...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593748/characteristics-and-response-to-treatment-among-indigenous-people-receiving-injectable-diacetylmorphine-or-hydromorphone-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-for-the-treatment-of-long-term-opioid-dependence
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Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Heather Palis, Daphne Guh, Kirsten Marchand, Suzanne Brissette, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Aslam H Anis, Michael Krausz, David C Marsh, Martin T Schechter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of injectable hydromorphone and dicaetylmorphine for Indigenous participants in the Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME) clinical trial. The study additionally aims to explore the prevalence and frequency of crack cocaine use among subgroups of participants (by gender and ethnicity). This secondary analysis is particularly relevant given the current need for expanded medication assisted treatments for opioid dependence across North America...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592254/ckd-qld-establishment-of-a-chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-registry-in-queensland-australia
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Sree K Venuthurupalli, Wendy E Hoy, Helen G Healy, Anne Cameron, Robert G Fassett
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease [CKD] is recognised as a global public health problem. Until recently, the majority of information informing on CKD has been generated from renal registries reporting on patients with end-stage kidney disease [ESKD] and on renal replacement therapy [RRT]. There has been a paucity of information on pre-dialysis CKD cohorts, and many issues related to these poorly described populations are unresolved. To this end, international organizations have called for CKD surveillance systems across all countries...
June 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586701/the-extent-of-and-factors-associated-with-self-reported-overdose-and-self-reported-receipt-of-naloxone-among-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-england-wales-and-northern-ireland
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Charlotte O'Halloran, Katelyn Cullen, Jaquelyn Njoroge, Lucy Jessop, Josie Smith, Vivian Hope, Fortune Ncube
BACKGROUND: Overdose is a major cause of death among PWID, and for opioid overdoses naloxone administration can reduce harm. However, globally there is limited national level data on the extent of non-fatal overdose and naloxone uptake. The first national level data on the extent of self-reported overdose and self-reported receipt of naloxone among UK PWID, providing a baseline to monitor the impact of the recent policy change regarding naloxone availability, is presented. METHODS: Data on self-reported overdose and receipt of naloxone during the preceding year for 2013-2014 from a national survey of PWID was analysed...
June 3, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571694/-french-teaching-in-nephrology-what-is-the-residents-feeling-results-from-the-first-national-survey
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Rémi Brasme, Fabrice Larceneux, Alexandra Delion, Olivier Aubert, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 29, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569141/disease-burden-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-invasive-group-b-streptococcus-among-infants-in-china-a-protocol-for-a-national-prospective-observational-study
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Wenjing Ji, Haiying Liu, Zhengjiang Jin, Aimin Wang, Xiaoping Mu, Xiaosong Qin, Weidong Wang, Chunyan Gao, Yuning Zhu, Xiaodan Feng, Jine Lei, Shangyang She, Lan Jiang, Jing Liu, Shuhua Yang, Zeshi Liu, Gang Li, Qiuhong Li, Dawen Guo, Muhammad Majid Aziz, Ali Hassan Gillani, Yu Fang
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a cause of neonatal sepsis, pneumonia, and meningitis that can lead to neurological sequelae in infants less than 3 months of age. The GBS disease burden is not known in China, therefore it cannot receive major attention. The main objectives of this study are the evaluation of the incidence of neonatal GBS infection, GBS case-fatality ratio, its serotypes and genotypes, bacterial resistance, clinical treatment and outcomes in China. METHODS: We are conducting a nation-wide, population-based, multi-center, prospective, observational cohort study in China from May 2016 to December 2017...
May 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555479/spatial-accessibility-to-basic-public-health-services-in-south-sudan
#19
Peter M Macharia, Paul O Ouma, Ezekiel G Gogo, Robert W Snow, Abdisalan M Noor
At independence in 2011, South Sudan's health sector was almost non-existent. The first national health strategic plan aimed to achieve an integrated health facility network that would mean that 70% of the population were within 5 km of a health service provider. Publically available data on functioning and closed health facilities, population distribution, road networks, land use and elevation were used to compute the fraction of the population within 1 hour walking distance of the nearest public health facility offering curative services...
May 11, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554947/disparities-in-infant-hospitalizations-in-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-populations-in-quebec-canada
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Hua He, Lin Xiao, Jill Elaine Torrie, Nathalie Auger, Nancy Gros-Louis McHugh, Hamado Zoungrana, Zhong-Cheng Luo
BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is higher in Indigenous than non-Indigenous populations, but comparable data on infant morbidity are lacking in Canada. We evaluated disparities in infant morbidities experienced by Indigenous populations in Canada. METHODS: We used linked population-based birth and health administrative data from Quebec, Canada, to compare hospitalization rates, an indicator of severe morbidity, in First Nations, Inuit and non-Indigenous singleton infants (< 1 year) born between 1996 and 2010...
May 29, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
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