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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053391/drinking-refusal-self-efficacy-and-intended-alcohol-consumption-during-a-mass-attended-youth-event
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Michelle I Jongenelis, Simone Pettigrew, Nicole Biagioni
BACKGROUND: Mass-attended youth events represent a substantial public health challenge due to high levels of alcohol consumption and corresponding high rates of alcohol-related harm. Although previous research has documented the protective effect of high drinking refusal self-efficacy (DRSE) on alcohol consumption in general, there is a lack of research examining the role of DRSE in reducing consumption during mass-attended youth events and the factors associated with DRSE in these contexts...
October 20, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052041/suicide-of-isolated-inmates-suffering-from-psychiatric-disorders-when-a-preventive-measure-becomes-punitive
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S Grassi, G Mandarelli, M Polacco, G Vetrugno, A G Spagnolo, Fabio De-Giorgio
We performed external autopsies and examinations on two inmates who had committed suicide by hanging themselves with their underwear and using the window bars of their cells as ligature points after they had been placed in solitary confinement. In one case, the inmate had even been deprived of her clothing (with the exception to her underwear). Underwear has been rarely described as a means for self-harm and, to the best of our knowledge, no previous study has focused on cases of prison suicides committed using this garment, even though it is available to every inmate...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051016/patterns-of-prostate-specific-antigen-test-use-in-the-u-s-2005-2015
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Zahava Berkowitz, Jun Li, Thomas B Richards, Pamela M Marcus
INTRODUCTION: Recommendations for prostate-specific antigen-based screening for prostate cancer are placing increasing emphasis on men aged 55-69 years. The goal of the current study is to describe patterns of population-based prostate-specific antigen testing with details about that age group. METHODS: National Health Interview Surveys from 2005 to 2015 were analyzed in 2017 to estimate routine prostate-specific antigen testing in the past year from self-reported data by age group (40-54, 55-69, ≥70 years), and also by risk group, defined as African American men or men with a family history of prostate cancer versus other men...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046278/incidence-clinical-management-and-mortality-risk-following-self-harm-among-children-and-adolescents-cohort-study-in-primary-care
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Catharine Morgan, Roger T Webb, Matthew J Carr, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Jonathan Green, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Nav Kapur, Darren M Ashcroft
Objectives To examine temporal trends in sex and age specific incidence of self harm in children and adolescents, clinical management patterns, and risk of cause specific mortality following an index self harm episode at a young age.Design Population based cohort study.Setting UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink-electronic health records from 647 general practices, with practice level deprivation measured ecologically using the index of multiple deprivation. Patients from eligible English practices were linked to hospital episode statistics (HES) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) mortality records...
October 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045707/the-social-determinants-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-suicidality-in-england-a-mixed-methods-study
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Elizabeth McDermott, Elizabeth Hughes, Victoria Rawlings
Background: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth have a higher risk of suicidality and self-harm than heterosexual youth populations but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. We aimed to investigate the social determinants of this mental health inequality. Methods: A two-stage sequential mixed method study was conducted. Firstly, 29 semi-structured interviews with LGBT youth (aged 13-25 years old) were completed. Data was analysed thematically...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044670/the-effect-of-blue-light-blocking-spectacle-lenses-on-visual-performance-macular-health-and-the-sleep-wake-cycle-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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John G Lawrenson, Christopher C Hull, Laura E Downie
PURPOSE: Blue-blocking (BB) spectacle lenses, which attenuate short-wavelength light, are being marketed to alleviate eyestrain and discomfort when using digital devices, improve sleep quality and potentially confer protection from retinal phototoxicity. The aim of this review was to investigate the relative benefits and potential harms of these lenses. METHODS: We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs), recruiting adults from the general population, which investigated the effect of BB spectacle lenses on visual performance, symptoms of eyestrain or eye fatigue, changes to macular integrity and subjective sleep quality...
November 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044015/-argentina-enacts-first-law-on-medical-use-of-the-cannabis-plant-history-and-perspectives
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Eduardo L De Vito
In the last few years, great expectations have risen in the society concerning the eventual therapeutic usefulness of compounds derived from the cannabis plant. It is well known that these compounds are being used in treating certain health conditions, either through medical prescription or self-administration. Extreme opinions range from believing that it is a harmful and dangerous drug to sustaining that it is a panacea. However, the sheer existence of an endocannabinoid system in the brain compels us to study its dimensions and derivations thoroughly...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043894/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-halves-the-risk-of-repeated-suicide-attempts-systematic-review
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Peter C Gøtzsche, Pernille K Gøtzsche
Objective To study whether cognitive behavioural therapy decreases suicide attempts in people with previous suicide attempts. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Setting Randomised trials that compare cognitive behavioural therapy with treatment as usual. Participants Patients who had engaged in any type of suicide attempt in the six months prior to trial entry resulting in presentation to clinical services. Main outcome measure Suicide attempt. Results We included ten trials, eight from Cochrane reviews and two from our updated searches (1241 patients, 219 of whom had at least one new suicide attempt)...
October 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043154/taking-care-of-suicidal-patients-with-new-technologies-and-reaching-out-means-in-the-post-discharge-period
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REVIEW
Giulia Falcone, Adele Nardella, Dorian A Lamis, Denise Erbuto, Paolo Girardi, Maurizio Pompili
Suicide is a global public health problem with over one million people dying by suicide each year worldwide. Research efforts have focused on developing and testing novel suicide prevention strategies employing recent technological advances. In order to provide a review regarding the role of new technologies (e.g., postcards/letters, text messages, crisis cards, telephone contacts, online interventions) in suicide prevention, we searched PubMed, ScienceDirect, ResearchGate, and Crisis to identify all papers in English from 1977 to 2016...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043091/hope-help-for-people-with-money-employment-benefit-or-housing-problems-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M C Barnes, A M Haase, A M Bard, J L Donovan, R Davies, S Dursley, J Potokar, N Kapur, K Hawton, R C O'Connor, W Hollingworth, C Metcalfe, D Gunnell
BACKGROUND: Self-harm and suicide increase in times of economic recession. Factors including job loss, austerity measures, financial difficulties and house repossession contribute to the risk. Vulnerable individuals commonly experience difficulties in navigating the benefits system and in accessing the available sources of welfare and debt advice, and this contributes to their distress. Our aim is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a brief psychosocial intervention (the "HOPE" service) for people presenting to hospital emergency departments (ED) following self-harm or in acute distress because of financial, employment, or welfare (benefit) difficulties...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040824/perceived-harm-as-a-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-social-norms-and-marijuana-use-and-related-consequences-among-american-indian-youth
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Mark A Prince, Randall C Swaim, Linda R Stanley, Bradley T Conner
BACKGROUND: American Indian (AI) youth are at increased risk for marijuana use with marijuana use rates on or near reservations 1.6-4.8 times higher compared to non-AI youth in the same regions (Stanley et al., 2014). One outcome of the changing social and legal acceptance of marijuana is a decrease in perceived risk among adolescents. It is unknown whether these changes in perceptions of marijuana-related harm will presage higher rates of use among AI youth. Perceptions of others use (i...
October 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040004/building-bridges-a-case-for-community-health-worker-provision-of-misoprostol-only-abortion-in-the-first-trimester
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Claire Tebbets, Diana Santana, José Ros Silvestre, Dee Redwine
INTRODUCTION: The consequences of unsafe abortion are devastating to women, their families, and their communities. Medication abortion presents an important alternative to harmful self-induction practices and surgical intervention under questionable circumstances. In settings where mifepristone is unavailable, the use of misoprostol alone is a safe and effective option for terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of administration of misoprostol by community health workers (CHW) for indications such as postpartum hemorrhage and treatment of incomplete abortion...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039293/conflict-and-cooperation-in-paranoia-a-large-scale-behavioural-experiment
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N J Raihani, V Bell
BACKGROUND: Paranoia involves thoughts and beliefs about the harmful intent of others but the social consequences have been much less studied. We investigated whether paranoia predicts maladaptive social behaviour in terms of cooperative and punitive behaviour using experimental game theory paradigms, and examined whether reduced cooperation is best explained in terms of distrust as previous studies have claimed. METHODS: We recruited a large population sample (N = 2132) online...
October 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036509/medication-usage-change-in-older-people-65-in-england-over-20-years-findings-from-cfas-i-and-cfas-ii
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L Gao, Ian Maidment, Fiona E Matthews, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne
Background: medical practice has changed over the last decades reflecting the ageing population, when multi-morbidity requiring multiple medications is more common. Objective: describe and quantify self-reported medicine use including both prescription and over the counter medicines in two comparable population-based studies of older people (65+) in England and to assess the nature and scale of polypharmacy. Methods: data used were from two separate population-based studies; the Cognitive Function Ageing Study I and II...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035067/executive-functioning-in-relation-to-coping-in-mild-versus-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Sandra E Rakers, Myrthe E Scheenen, Herma J Westerhof-Evers, Myrthe E de Koning, Harm J van der Horn, Joukje van der Naalt, Jacoba M Spikman
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between executive functioning (EF) and coping styles, separately for mild and moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the chronic phase postinjury. METHOD: Patients with mild (n = 47) and moderate-severe TBI (n = 59) were included, in addition to healthy controls (HCs; n = 51). Assessment consisted of EF tests (Trail Making Test, Zoo Map Test, Controlled Oral Word Association Test) and questionnaires examining EF (Dysexecutive Questionnaire) and coping styles (Utrecht Coping List)...
October 16, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034725/polypharmacy-and-risk-of-falls-and-fractures-for-patients-with-hiv-infection-and-substance-dependence
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Theresa W Kim, Alexander Y Walley, Alicia S Ventura, Gregory J Patts, Timothy C Heeren, Gabriel B Lerner, Nicholas Mauricio, Richard Saitz
Although people with HIV infection (PLWH) are at higher risk of polypharmacy and substance use, there is limited knowledge about potential harms associated with polypharmacy such as falls and fractures in this population. The study objective was to determine whether polypharmacy, as measured by the number and type of medication, is associated with falls and fractures among PLWH and DSM-IV substance dependence in the past year or ever injection drug use (IDU). We identified the number of medications by electronic medical record review in the following categories: (i) systemically active, (ii) non-antiretroviral (non-ARV), (iii) sedating, (iv) non-sedating as well as any opioid medication and any non-opioid sedating medication...
October 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033525/oral-health-comprehension-in-parents-of-saudi-cerebral-palsy-children
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Amjad H Wyne, Nouf S Al-Hammad, Christian H Splieth
OBJECTIVE: To determine oral health comprehension among parents of cerebral palsy (CP) children. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was utilized to obtain the required information. The study was conducted in two main centers for disabled children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: Parents of all 157 CP children registered in the two centers completed the questionnaire. Mothers mostly (86.6%) completed the questionnaire. Majority (98...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032024/characteristics-of-self-inflicted-drug-overdose-deaths-in-north-carolina
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Anna E Austin, Scott K Proescholdbell, Kathleen E Creppage, Alex Asbun
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose mortality is a major public health concern in the United States, with prescription opioids contributing substantially to recent increases in drug overdose deaths. Compared to unintentional drug overdose deaths, relatively little data describes intentional self-inflicted drug overdose deaths (i.e., suicide by drug overdose). The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of self-inflicted drug overdose deaths, overall and in comparison to unintentional drug overdose deaths...
October 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030694/peer-status-in-relation-to-psychotic-experiences-and-psychosocial-problems-in-adolescents-a-longitudinal-school-based-study
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Saliha El Bouhaddani, Lieke van Domburgh, Barbara Schaefer, Theo A H Doreleijers, Wim Veling
Social exclusion is related to many adverse mental health outcomes and may be particularly harmful for mental health in adolescence when peer relations become very important. This study examined associations between low peer status and psychotic experiences, psychosocial problems and short-term courses of these symptoms. A school-based sample of adolescents (N = 1171) was investigated in 2 consecutive years using the 16-item Prodromal Questionnaire and the self-report and teacher-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)...
October 13, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030503/a-qualitative-study-of-a-blended-therapy-using-problem-solving-therapy-with-a-customised-smartphone-app-in-men-who-present-to-hospital-with-intentional-self-harm
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Craig Mackie, Nicole Dunn, Sarah MacLean, Valerie Testa, Marnin Heisel, Simon Hatcher
BACKGROUND: Blended therapy describes the use of computerised therapy combined with face-to-face therapy to extend the depth, range and nature of the face-to-face therapy. We wanted to develop a treatment manual for a randomised trial of blended therapy combining face-to-face problem solving and a smartphone app in men who present to hospital with self-harm. OBJECTIVE: To develop a treatment manual and to describe the experience of receiving and delivering a blended therapy...
October 13, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
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