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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661635/assessment-of-community-level-effects-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-in-schoolchildren-in-jinja-uganda-start-ipt-trial-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Sarah G Staedke, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Andrea M Rehman, Simon P Kigozi, Samuel Gonahasa, Jaffer Okiring, Steve W Lindsay, Moses R Kamya, Clare I R Chandler, Grant Dorsey, Chris Drakeley
BACKGROUND: Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) is a well established malaria control intervention. Evidence that delivering IPT to schoolchildren could provide community-level benefits is limited. We did a cluster-randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of IPT of primary schoolchildren with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) on indicators of malaria transmission in the community, in Jinja, Uganda. METHODS: We included 84 clusters, each comprising one primary school and the 100 closest available households...
April 13, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659841/incidence-and-mortality-from-adverse-effects-of-medical-treatment-in-the-uk-1990-2013-levels-trends-patterns-and-comparisons
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Raimundas Lunevicius, Juanita A Haagsma
Objective: To present an update on incidence and mortality from adverse effects (AEs) of medical treatment in the UK, its four countries and nine English regions between 1990 and 2013. Design: Descriptive epidemiological study on AEs of medical treatment. AEs are shown as a single cause-of-injury category from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013 study. Data sources: The GBD 2013 interactive data visualisation tools 'Epi Visualisation' and 'GBD Compare'...
April 12, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649057/eliminating-geographical-bias-improves-match-results-an-analysis-of-program-preferences-and-their-impact-on-rank-lists-and-results
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Purushottam A Nagarkar, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that programs emphasize USMLE scores, publications, and geography in creating rank lists. We aimed to quantify the importance of geography and to determine how eliminating geographic preferences would affect Match outcomes. METHODS: The Match algorithm was implemented and validated on six years of de-identified data from SF Match (2009-2014). A 'consensus' ranking was generated for each year-all applicants were ordered into a single list using Markov chain rank aggregation...
March 30, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625981/a-consistent-and-predictable-commercial-broiler-chicken-bacterial-microbiota-in-antibiotic-free-production-displays-strong-correlations-with-performance
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Timothy J Johnson, Bonnie P Youmans, Sally Noll, Carol Cardona, Nicholas P Evans, T Peter Karnezos, John M Ngunjiri, Michael C Abundo, Chang-Won Lee
Defining the baseline bacterial microbiome is critical towards understanding its relationship with health and disease. In broiler chickens, the core microbiome and its possible relationships with health and disease have been difficult to define due to high variability between birds and flocks. Presented are data from a large, comprehensive microbiota-based study in commercial broilers. The primary goals of this study included understanding what constitutes the core bacterial microbiota in the broiler gastrointestinal, respiratory, and barn environments; how these core players change across age, geography, and time; and which bacterial taxa correlate with enhanced bird performance in antibiotic-free flocks...
April 6, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584542/toward-decentralized-agrigenomic-surveillance-a-polymerase-chain-reaction-restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism-approach-for-adaptable-and-rapid-detection-of-user-defined-fungal-pathogens-in-potato-crops
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Manousos E Kambouris, Yiannis Manoussopoulos, Stavroula Kritikou, Aphroditi Milioni, Spyridon Mantzoukas, Aristea Velegraki
Agrigenomics is one of the emerging focus areas for omics sciences. Yet, agrigenomics differs from medical omics applications such as pharmacogenomics and precision medicine, by virtue of vastly distributed geography of applications at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition, and genomics research streams. Crucially, agrigenomics can address diagnostics and safety surveillance needs in remote and rural farming communities or decentralized food, crop, and environmental monitoring programs for prompt, selective, and differential identification of pathogens...
March 27, 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575208/the-rural-mother-s-experience-of-caring-for-a-child-with-a-chronic-health-condition-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Sally Bristow, Debra Jackson, Linda Shields, Kim Usher
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The focus of the literature review was to identify and review the literature on rural mothers' experiences in caring for a child with a chronic health condition. BACKGROUND: Families living with a child who has a chronic health condition experience many challenges; these are often amplified for families living in rural areas, where issues such as the distance from services adds further challenges the family must manage. Like many children, rural children with chronic health conditions are primarily cared for by their mothers...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503784/management-of-cold-water-induced-hypothermia-a-simulation-scenario-for-layperson-training-delivered-via-a-mobile-tele-simulation-unit
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Cody L Dunne, Michael Parsons
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has one of the highest provincial drowning rates in Canada, largely due to the many rural communities located near bodies of water. Factor in the province's cold climate (average NL's freshwater temperature is below 5.4°C)and the prevalence of winter recreational activities among the population, there exists an inherent risk of ice-related injuries and subsequent hypothermia. Oftentimes, these injuries occur in remote/rural settings where immediate support from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) may not be available...
December 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482921/workforce-considerations-training-and-diseases-of-the-asia-pacific-region
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REVIEW
James D Smith, Keng Lu Tan
The Asia-Pacific region has 60% of the world's population. There is a huge variability in ethnic groups, geography, diseases, and income. The otolaryngology workforce depends on the number of medical graduates, training programs, scope of practice, and available employment. Training has been influenced by the British, Russian, and US training systems, and by local influences and experience. Otolaryngologic diseases are similar to those seen in the United States but with ethnic and regional differences. There are opportunities for humanitarian service but the most sustainable projects will include repetitive visits with transfer of knowledge...
February 23, 2018: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454242/making-space-work-staff-socio-spatial-practices-in-a-paediatric-outpatient-department
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Tineke Water, Jill Wrapson, Stephen Reay, Katrina Ford
Studies of the characteristics of therapeutic landscapes have become common in medical geography. However, there is limited analysis of how therapeutic landscapes are produced. Based upon the qualitative theoretical thematic analysis of focus group data, this study examined the spatial work carried out by healthcare practitioners in a paediatric outpatients' department, turning unsatisfactory space into a therapeutic place. The study highlights the spatial strategies employed by staff to mitigate socio-spatial deficiencies in the healthcare environment...
February 14, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395547/spinning-hurting-still-afraid-living-life-spaces-with-type-i-chiari-malformation
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Gavin J Andrews
Human geography's varied engagement with the brain has involved considerations of the way people know and respond to their environments, and their place-based experiences with emotions, mental illnesses and disorders, intellectual disabilities and particular neurological conditions. This paper argues however that this scholarship could be augmented by, and existing expertise be directed towards, considering physical brain abnormalities and injuries. As a case in point it considers the spatial experience of living with Type 1 Chiari Malformation...
January 27, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277409/the-geography-of-crime-and-violence-surrounding-tobacco-shops-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-and-off-sale-alcohol-outlets-in-a-large-urban-low-income-community-of-color
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Andrew M Subica, Jason A Douglas, Nancy J Kepple, Sandra Villanueva, Cheryl T Grills
Tobacco shops, medical marijuana dispensaries (MMD), and off-sale alcohol outlets are legal and prevalent in South Los Angeles, California-a high-crime, low-income urban community of color. This research is the first to explore the geographic associations between these three legal drug outlets with surrounding crime and violence in a large low-income urban community of color. First, spatial buffer analyses were performed using point-location and publically accessible January-December 2014 crime data to examine the geography of all felony property and violent crimes occurring within 100, 200, 500, and 1000-foot buffers of these three legal drug outlet types across South Los Angeles...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260900/trends-in-dextromethorphan-cough-and-cold-products-2000-2015-national-poison-data-system-intentional-abuse-exposure-calls
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Sara Karami, Jacqueline M Major, Silvia Calderon, Jana K McAninch
CONTEXT: Recent restrictions in access to and availability of dextromethorphan (DXM) cough and cold medications may correlate with changes in abuse exposures. OBJECTIVE: To extend and update existing knowledge about DXM abuse, we describe recent trends and patterns of calls to poison control centers involving DXM abuse, by demographics, geography, common brands, and medical outcomes. METHODS: We utilized data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) maintained by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which captures data on calls to U...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233186/prevalence-and-associations-for-use-of-a-traditional-medicine-provider-in-the-saminor-1-survey-a-population-based-study-on-health-and-living-conditions-in-regions-with-sami-and-norwegian-populations
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Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Marita Melhus, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad
BACKGROUND: In Northern Norway, traditional medicine (TM) is shaped by both Christianity and traditional Sami nature worship. The healing rituals may include prayer and the use of tools such as moss, water, stones, wool and soil. Examples of TM modalities offered is cupping, blood-stemming, laying on of hands, healing prayers, and rituals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of the use of TM in areas with predominantly Sami and Norwegian populations, and the influence of ethnicity, geography, gender, age, education, household income, religiosity and self-reported health on such use...
December 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231838/china-s-silk-road-and-global-health
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REVIEW
Kun Tang, Zhihui Li, Wenkai Li, Lincoln Chen
In 2013, China proposed its Belt and Road Initiative to promote trade, infrastructure, and commercial associations with 65 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This initiative contains important health components. Simultaneously, China launched an unprecedented overseas intervention against Ebola virus in west Africa, dispatching 1200 workers, including Chinese military personnel. The overseas development assistance provided by China has been increasing by 25% annually, reaching US$7 billion in 2013. Development assistance for health from China has particularly been used to develop infrastructure and provide medical supplies to Africa and Asia...
December 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208368/the-end-of-life-costs-for-medicare-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Renata R Urban, Hao He, Raphael Alfonso, Melissa M Hardesty, Barbara A Goff
OBJECTIVE: To describe the Medicare payments at the end of life for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, and assess factors responsible for payment variation METHODS: Using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database, we identified a cohort of women with stage III/IV epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed between 1995 and 2007. We defined the end of life as the last 90days prior to death. Total medical costs were estimated from overall Medicare payments, and adjusted for geography and for inflation to the 2009 U...
February 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194871/are-you-better-a-multi-centre-study-of-patient-defined-recovery-from-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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A Llewellyn, C S McCabe, Y Hibberd, P White, L Davies, J Marinus, R G S M Perez, I Thomassen, F Brunner, C Sontheim, F Birklein, T Schlereth, A Goebel, R Haigh, R Connett, C Maihöfner, L Knudsen, R N Harden, A Zyluk, D Shulman, H Small, F Gobeil, P Moskovitz
BACKGROUND: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) symptoms can significantly differ between patients, fluctuate over time, disappear or persist. This leads to problems in defining recovery and in evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVES: To define recovery from the patients' perspective and better understand their priorities for treatment approaches. METHODS: Establishing an international consortium, we used a 2-Round Delphi-based study in eight countries across Europe and North America...
March 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168261/-impact-of-drug-reimbursement-policies-on-prescribing-a-case-study-of-a-newly-marketed-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotic-among-relapsed-schizophrenia-patients
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John W Jackson, Lisa Fulchino, James Rogers, Helen Mogun, Jennifer Polinski, David C Henderson, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Michael A Fischer
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and explain variation in use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) in the United States, and understand the relationship between patient characteristics, drug reimbursement policies, and LAI prescribing after relapse. METHODS: A cohort of recently relapsed patients with schizophrenia ages 18 to 64, were identified immediately after discharge from a related inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, or emergency room visit, drawn from 2004 to 2006 Medicaid claims, and followed for 90 days until LAI initiation...
January 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162419/leveraging-twitter-to-maximize-the-radiology-meeting-experience
#18
Vivek Kalia, Daniel A Ortiz, Amy K Patel, Andrew K Moriarity, Cheri L Canon, Richard Duszak
Over recent years, social media engagement has proliferated among physicians, health care systems, scientific journals, professional societies, and patients. In radiology, Twitter (Twitter Inc, San Francisco, California) has rapidly become the preferred social media engagement tool and is now an essential activity at many large radiology society meetings. Twitter offers a versatile, albeit simple, platform for anyone interested in engaging with others, regardless of title, stature, or geography. In radiology and other medical specialties, year-after-year increases in Twitter engagement before, during, and after professional society meetings continue with widespread positive feedback...
January 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155372/gut-feeling-researchers-are-discovering-a-link-between-depression-and-gut-bacteria
#19
Mary Bates
The human gut is home to an abundant and diverse community of microbes–each of us carries roughly 100 trillion, representing more than 1,000 different species. The composition of one?s gut microbiota is individually specific, dynamic, and influenced by genetics, diet, age, metabolism, medication use, stress, and geography. These bacteria perform a range of necessary and beneficial functions, including breaking down our food and supporting our immune systems.
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150152/50-years-of-medical-health-geography-ies-of-health-and-wellbeing
#20
Susan J Elliott
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January 2018: Social Science & Medicine
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