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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331426/environmental-distribution-and-drug-susceptibility-of-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-isolated-from-outdoor-and-indoor-environments
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Sachiko Nakamoto, Misaki Sakamoto, Kana Sugimura, Yuki Honmura, Yuki Yamamoto, Natsumi Goda, Hiroo Tamaki, Naoto Burioka
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is an environmental bacterium with multi-drug resistance. We isolated Achromobacter xylosoxidans and investigated its susceptibility to 13 drugs. Seventy-eight water samples were collected from rivers and ponds, and 11 samples were swabbed from residential sinks and baths. Nine strains of Achromobacter xylosoxidans were isolated from the 89 samples. Five strains, including 2 that were sampled from residential homes, showed high resistance to multiple aminoglycosides. This indicated that Achromobacter xylosoxidans is widely distributed in various outdoor and indoor environments...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327511/a-pilot-study-to-examine-exposure-to-residential-radon-in-under-sampled-census-tracts-of-dekalb-county-georgia-in-2015
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Christine E Stauber, Dajun Dai, Sydney R Chan, Jeremy E Diem, Scott R Weaver, Richard Rothenberg
While DeKalb County, Georgia, offers free radon screening for all eligible residents, portions of the county remain relatively under-sampled. This pilot study focused on 10% of the census tracts in the county with the lowest proportion of radon testing; most were in southern DeKalb County. In total, 217 households were recruited and homes were tested for indoor radon concentrations on the lowest livable floor over an eight-week period from March-May 2015. Tract-level characteristics were examined to understand the differences in socio-demographic and economic factors between the pilot study area and the rest of the county...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327507/variation-in-older-adult-characteristics-by-residence-type-and-use-of-home-and-community-based-services
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Heidi H Ewen, Tiffany R Washington, Kerstin G Emerson, Andrew T Carswell, Matthew Lee Smith
Background: The majority of older adults prefer to remain in their homes, or to "age-in-place." To accomplish this goal, many older adults will rely upon home- and community-based services (HCBS) for support. However, the availability and accessibility of HCBS may differ based on whether the older adult lives in the community or in a senior housing apartment facility. Methods: This paper reports findings from the Pathways to Life Quality study of residential change and stability among seniors in upstate New York...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327492/pet-therapy-an-effective-strategy-to-care-for-the-elderly-an-experimental-study-in-a-nursing-home
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Alfonso Sollami, Elisa Gianferrari, Manuela Alfieri, Giovanna Artioli, Chiara Taffurelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There has recently been a growing interest towards patients' affective and emotional needs, especially in relational therapies, which are considered vital as to increase the understanding of those needs and patients' well-being. In particular, we paid attention to those patients who are forced to spend the last phase of their existence in residential facilities, namely elderly people in nursing homes, who often feel marginalized, useless, depressed, unstimulated or unable to communicate...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327120/where-s-the-evidence-a-systematic-review-of-economic-analyses-of-residential-aged-care-infrastructure
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Tiffany Easton, Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty, Julie Ratcliffe
BACKGROUND: Residential care infrastructure, in terms of the characteristics of the organisation (such as proprietary status, size, and location) and the physical environment, have been found to directly influence resident outcomes. This review aimed to summarise the existing literature of economic evaluations of residential care infrastructure. METHODS: A systematic review of English language articles using AgeLine, CINAHL, Econlit, Informit (databases in Health; Business and Law; Social Sciences), Medline, ProQuest, Scopus, and Web of Science with retrieval up to 14 December 2015...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325063/beliefs-and-habits-staff-experiences-with-key-word-signing-in-special-schools-and-group-residential-homes
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Ellen Rombouts, Bea Maes, Inge Zink
Even though use of aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) by staff has been extensively researched, few studies relate to unaided AAC strategies such as key word signing (KWS). We explored the KWS views of two groups: direct support staff in group residential homes and teachers from special education secondary schools. We examined transcripts from individual semi-structured interviews with five direct support staff and five teachers using thematic analysis. Participants discussed consistency of KWS use and reasons for implementing KWS...
March 21, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320422/do-associations-between-objectively-assessed-physical-activity-and-neighbourhood-environment-attributes-vary-by-time-of-the-day-and-day-of-the-week-ipen-adult-study
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Ester Cerin, Josef Mitáš, Kelli L Cain, Terry L Conway, Marc A Adams, Grant Schofield, Olga L Sarmiento, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis, Jasper Schipperijn, Rachel Davey, Deborah Salvo, Rosario Orzanco-Garralda, Duncan J Macfarlane, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, James F Sallis, Delfien Van Dyck
BACKGROUND: To more accurately quantify the potential impact of the neighbourhood environment on adults' physical activity (PA), it is important to compare environment-PA associations between periods of the day or week when adults are more versus less likely to be in their neighbourhood and utilise its PA resources. We examined whether, among adults from 10 countries, associations between objectively-assessed neighbourhood environment attributes and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) varied by time of the day and day of the week...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301976/medicare-expenditures-associated-with-hospital-and-emergency-department-use-among-beneficiaries-with-dementia
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Laura Coots Daras, Zhanlian Feng, Joshua M Wiener, Yevgeniya Kaganova
Understanding expenditure patterns for hospital and emergency department (ED) use among individuals with dementia is crucial to controlling Medicare spending. We analyzed Health and Retirement Study data and Medicare claims, stratified by beneficiaries' residence and proximity to death, to estimate Medicare expenditures for all-cause and potentially avoidable hospitalizations and ED visits. Analysis was limited to the Medicare fee-for-service population age 65 and older. Compared with people without dementia, community residents with dementia had higher average expenditures for hospital and ED services; nursing home residents with dementia had lower average expenditures for all-cause hospitalizations...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289140/detention-of-immigrant-children
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Julie M Linton, Marsha Griffin, Alan J Shapiro
Immigrant children seeking safe haven in the United States, whether arriving unaccompanied or in family units, face a complicated evaluation and legal process from the point of arrival through permanent resettlement in communities. The conditions in which children are detained and the support services that are available to them are of great concern to pediatricians and other advocates for children. In accordance with internationally accepted rights of the child, immigrant and refugee children should be treated with dignity and respect and should not be exposed to conditions that may harm or traumatize them...
March 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287368/toward-a-successful-vocational-rehabilitation-in-adults-with-disabilities-does-residential-arrangement-matter
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F L Fredrik G Langi, Ashmeet Oberoi, Fabricio E Balcazar
The objective of this study was to assess whether successful vocational rehabilitation (that is, obtaining employment) among people with disabilities was affected by residential arrangement. Five groups of residential placement were considered: individuals living in a private residence, community or group residential, correctional and rehabilitation facilities, nursing home/mental health facilities, and homeless/shelter/other type of residential arrangement. The study involved a total of 46,570 vocational rehabilitation consumers aged 18 to 65 at referral in a Midwestern state...
April 2017: Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282878/optimizing-scoring-and-sampling-methods-for-assessing-built-neighborhood-environment-quality-in-residential-areas
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Joel Adu-Brimpong, Nathan Coffey, Colby Ayers, David Berrigan, Leah R Yingling, Samantha Thomas, Valerie Mitchell, Chaarushi Ahuja, Joshua Rivers, Jacob Hartz, Tiffany M Powell-Wiley
Optimization of existing measurement tools is necessary to explore links between aspects of the neighborhood built environment and health behaviors or outcomes. We evaluate a scoring method for virtual neighborhood audits utilizing the Active Neighborhood Checklist (the Checklist), a neighborhood audit measure, and assess street segment representativeness in low-income neighborhoods. Eighty-two home neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Cardiovascular Health/Needs Assessment (NCT01927783) participants were audited using Google Street View imagery and the Checklist (five sections with 89 total questions)...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279689/living-alone-but-eating-together-exploring-lunch-clubs-as-a-dining-out-experience
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Nadine Thomas, Ruth Emond
Dining out is most often associated with pleasure and gratification, principally since it presents opportunities for sociability. However, access to dining out experiences is influenced by multiple factors, including age. Little is known about the dining out habits of older people. In particular, the food practices of those living alone in the community is under-researched compared to those in hospital or residential care. This study explores the perceptions and preferences of ten older people towards domestic and communal meals in South East Scotland...
March 6, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278036/emission-factors-of-particulate-matter-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-levoglucosan-from-wood-combustion-in-south-central-chile
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Jorge Jimenez, Oscar Farias, Roberto Quiroz, Jorge Yañez
In south central Chile, wood stoves have been identified as an important source of air pollution in populated areas. Eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus), Chilean oak (nothofagus oblique) and mimosa (acacia dealbata) were burned in a single chamber slow combustion wood stove at a controlled testing facility located at the University of Concepción, Chile. 2.7-3.1 kg of firewood were combusted in each experiment while continuously monitoring temperature, exhaust gases, burn rate, and collecting particulate matter samples in Teflon filters under isokinetic conditions for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and levoglucosan analyses...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276161/the-association-between-type-of-out-of-home-mental-health-treatment-and-juvenile-justice-recidivism-for-youth-with-trauma-exposure
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John Robst, Mary Armstrong, Norin Dollard
BACKGROUND: High rates of mental health disorders and exposure to trauma among the juvenile justice population highlight the importance of understanding whether and how mental health services can help prevent further justice system involvement as well as provide treatment. AIMS: We had two principal questions: Is out-of-home mental health treatment after arrest associated with reduced recidivism among young people who have been exposed to trauma? Are particular types of out-of-home treatment associated with better outcomes? We hypothesised that type of residential setting would affect outcomes among those with histories of serious trauma...
March 9, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273611/the-quasi-market-for-adult-residential-care-in-the-uk-do-for-profit-not-for-profit-or-public-sector-residential-care-and-nursing-homes-provide-better-quality-care
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David N Barron, Elizabeth West
There has been a radical transformation in the provision of adult residential and nursing home care in England over the past four decades. Up to the 1980s, over 80% of adult residential care was provided by the public sector, but today public sector facilities account for only 8% of the available places, with the rest being provided by a mixture of for-profit firms (74%) and non-profit charities (18%). The public sector's role is often now that of purchaser (paying the fees of people unable to afford them) and regulator...
February 27, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271237/unhealthful-food-and-beverage-advertising-in-subway-stations-targeted-marketing-vulnerable-groups-dietary-intake-and-poor-health
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Sean C Lucan, Andrew R Maroko, Omar C Sanon, Clyde B Schechter
Unhealthful food-and-beverage advertising often targets vulnerable groups. The extent of such advertising in subway stations has not been reported and it is not clear how ad placement may relate to subway ridership or community demographics, or what the implications might be for diets and diet-related health in surrounding communities. Riding all subway lines (n = 7) in the Bronx, NY, USA, investigators systematically assessed all print ads (n = 1586) in all stations (n = 68) in 2012. Data about subway ridership came from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270150/where-do-people-purchase-food-a-novel-approach-to-investigating-food-purchasing-locations
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Lukar E Thornton, David A Crawford, Karen E Lamb, Kylie Ball
BACKGROUND: Studies exploring associations between food environments and food purchasing behaviours have been limited by the absence of data on where food purchases occur. Determining where food purchases occur relative to home and how these locations differ by individual, neighbourhood and trip characteristics is an important step to better understanding the association between food environments and food behaviours. METHODS: Conducted in Melbourne, Australia, this study recruited participants within sixteen neighbourhoods that were selected based on their socioeconomic characteristics and proximity to supermarkets...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265480/proximity-to-a-major-road-and-plasma-cytokines-in-school-aged-children
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Franziska Rosser, Erick Forno, John Brehm, Yueh-Ying Han, Nadia Boutaoui, Angel Colón-Semidey, María Alvarez, Edna Acosta-Pérez, Kristen S Kurland, John F Alcorn, Glorisa Canino, Juan C Celedón
Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) may affect immune responses, including those in the TH2 and TH17 pathways. To examine whether TRAP is associated with plasma level of TH17-, TH1-, and TH2-related cytokines in children with and without asthma, a cross-sectional study of 577 children (ages 6-14 years) with (n = 294) and without (n = 283) asthma in San Juan (Puerto Rico) was performed. Residential distance to a major road was estimated using geocoded home addresses for study participants. A panel of 14 cytokines, enriched for the TH17 pathway, was measured in plasma...
September 1, 2016: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262925/washout-policies-in-long-term-indwelling-urinary-catheterisation-in-adults
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Ashley J Shepherd, William G Mackay, Suzanne Hagen
BACKGROUND: People requiring long-term bladder draining with an indwelling catheter can experience catheter blockage. Regimens involving different solutions can be used to wash out catheters with the aim of preventing blockage. This is an update of a review published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To determine if certain washout regimens are better than others in terms of effectiveness, acceptability, complications, quality of life and critically appraise and summarise economic evidence for the management of long-term indwelling urinary catheterisation in adults...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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