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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161444/risk-perceptions-of-public-health-and-food-safety-hazards-in-poultry-husbandry-by-citizens-poultry-farmers-and-poultry-veterinarians
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M van Asselt, P M Poortvliet, E D Ekkel, B Kemp, E N Stassen
Differences in risk perceptions of public health and food safety hazards in various poultry husbandry systems by various stakeholder groups, may affect the acceptability of those husbandry systems. Therefore, the objective was to gain insight into risk perceptions of citizens, poultry farmers, and poultry veterinarians regarding food safety and public health hazards in poultry husbandry systems, and into factors explaining these risk perceptions. We surveyed risk perceptions of Campylobacter contamination of broiler meat, avian influenza introduction in laying hens, and altered dioxin levels in eggs for the most commonly used broiler and laying hen husbandry systems in Dutch citizens (n = 2,259), poultry farmers (n = 100), and poultry veterinarians (n = 41)...
November 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159139/task-shifting-point-of-care-cd4-testing-to-lay-health-workers-in-hiv-care-and-treatment-services-in-namibia
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Francina Kaindjee-Tjituka, Souleymane Sawadogo, Graham Mutandi, Andrew D Maher, Natanael Salomo, Claudia Mbapaha, Marytha Neo, Anita Beukes, Justice Gweshe, Alexinah Muadinohamba, David W Lowrance
Introduction: Access to CD4+ testing remains a common barrier to early initiation of antiretroviral therapy among persons living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. The feasibility of task-shifting of point-of-care (POC) CD4+ testing to lay health workers in Namibia has not been evaluated. Methods: From July to August 2011, Pima CD4+ analysers were used to improve access to CD4+ testing at 10 selected public health facilities in Namibia. POC Pima CD4+ testing was performed by nurses or lay health workers...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136521/toward-dynamic-urban-environmental-exposure-assessments-in-mental-health-research
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Marco Helbich
It is increasingly recognized that mental disorders are affected by both personal characteristics and environmental exposures. The built, natural, and social environments can either contribute to or buffer against metal disorders. Environmental exposure assessments related to mental health typically rely on neighborhoods within which people currently live. In this article, I call into question such neighborhood-based exposure assessments at one point in time, because human life unfolds over space and across time...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127676/genetic-basis-and-genetic-modifiers-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-disease
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Swee Lay Thein
β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD) are prototypical Mendelian single gene disorders, both caused by mutations affecting the adult β-globin gene. Despite the apparent genetic simplicity, both disorders display a remarkable spectrum of phenotypic severity and share two major genetic modifiers-α-globin genotype and innate ability to produce fetal hemoglobin (HbF, α2γ2).This article provides an overview of the genetic basis for SCD and β-thalassemia, and genetic modifiers identified through phenotype correlation studies...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111838/exploring-barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-clinical-use-of-virtual-reality-for-post-stroke-unilateral-spatial-neglect-assessment
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Tatiana Ogourtsova, Philippe S Archambault, Anouk Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Hemineglect, defined as a failure to attend to the contralesional side of space, is a prevalent and disabling post-stroke deficit. Conventional hemineglect assessments lack sensitivity as they contain mainly non-functional tasks performed in near-extrapersonal space, using static, two-dimensional methods. This is of concern given that hemineglect is a strong predictor for functional deterioration, limited post-stroke recovery, and difficulty in community reintegration. With the emerging field of virtual reality, several virtual tools have been proposed and have reported better sensitivity in neglect-related deficits detection than conventional methods...
November 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111153/guilty-pleasures-the-effect-of-perceived-overeating-on-food-addiction-attributions-and-snack-choice
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Helen K Ruddock, Charlotte A Hardman
Despite being widely debated throughout the scientific community, the concept of food addiction remains a popular explanation for overeating and obesity amongst the lay public. Overeating is often accompanied by feelings of guilt and dietary concern, and this may lead people to attribute their eating to an addiction in order to minimise personal responsibility. Research also indicates that food addiction attributions and dietary concern may lead people to limit their exposure to tempting foods. To test these ideas, we examined the effect of perceived overeating on food addiction attributions and snack choice...
October 28, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105501/a-qualitative-study-of-the-processes-by-which-carers-of-people-with-dementia-derive-meaning-from-caring
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M G Cherry, J R Ablett, J M Dickson, D Powell, S Sikdar, P Salmon
BACKGROUND: Most individuals with dementia live in the community, receiving care from family or lay carers. Carers' wellbeing, and the quality of the care they provide, partly depends on their ability to derive meaning from caring for someone with dementia. Both carers' previous relationship with their relative and the caregiving process itself contribute to this sense of meaning. However, it remains unclear why some carers derive meaning from these sources, whereas others do not. OBJECTIVE: To further explore the processes by which carers derive a sense of meaning from caring...
November 6, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105348/belief-in-narcissistic-insecurity-perceptions-of-lay-raters-and-their-personality-and-psychopathology-relations
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Kasey Stanton, David Watson, Lee Anna Clark
This study advances research on interpersonal perceptions of narcissism by examining the degree to which overt displays of narcissism (e.g. being boastful and arrogant) are viewed by lay raters as resulting from covert insecurity. We wrote a brief set of items to assess this view and collected responses from a large sample of community adults (n = 5 528). We present results both for participants reporting (n = 617; patient subsample) and not reporting (n = 4 911; non-patient subsample) current psychiatric treatment...
November 3, 2017: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072329/disciplinary-power-and-the-process-of-training-informal-carers-on-stroke-units
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Euan Sadler, Rebecca Hawkins, David J Clarke, Mary Godfrey, Josie Dickerson, Christopher McKevitt
This article examines the process of training informal carers on stroke units using the lens of power. Care is usually assumed as a kinship obligation but the state has long had an interest in framing the carer and caring work. Training carers in healthcare settings raises questions about the power of the state and healthcare professionals as its agents to shape expectations and practices related to the caring role. Drawing on Foucault's notion of disciplinary power, we show how disciplinary forms of power exercised in interactions between healthcare professionals and carers shape the engagement and resistance of carers in the process of training...
October 26, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071131/understanding-and-defining-sanitation-insecurity-women-s-gendered-experiences-of-urination-defecation-and-menstruation-in-rural-odisha-india
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Bethany A Caruso, Thomas F Clasen, Craig Hadley, Kathryn M Yount, Regine Haardörfer, Manaswini Rout, Munmun Dasmohapatra, Hannah Lf Cooper
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that the lived experience of inadequate sanitation may contribute to poor health outcomes above and beyond pathogen exposure, particularly among women. The goal of this research was to understand women's lived experiences of sanitation by documenting their urination-related, defecation-related and menstruation-related concerns, to use findings to develop a definition of sanitation insecurity among women in low-income settings and to develop a conceptual model to explain the factors that contribute to their experiences, including potential behavioural and health consequences...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062532/co-producing-public-involvement-training-with-members-of-the-public-and-research-organisations-in-the-east-midlands-creating-delivering-and-evaluating-the-lay-assessor-training-programme
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Adele Horobin, George Brown, Fred Higton, Stevie Vanhegan, Andrew Wragg, Paula Wray, Dawn-Marie Walker
PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY: Members of the public share their views with researchers to improve health and social care research. Lay assessing is one way of doing this. This is where people, drawing upon personal and general life experience, comment on material, such as grant applications and patient information, to highlight strengths and weaknesses and to suggest improvements. This paper reports on setting up a training programme for lay assessors. Meetings were held between interested public and staff from research organisations...
2017: Res Involv Engagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053974/depression-as-seen-through-the-eyes-of-rural-chinese-women-implications-for-help-seeking-and-the-future-of-mental-health-care-in-china
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Peiyuan Qiu, Eric D Caine, Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N Wittink
BACKGROUND: As part of a larger epidemiological study of depression among rural Chinese women, we sought to understand their explanatory models of depression. We explored how participants describe depression, to what cause they attribute depression, and what sources of treatment they would recommend. METHODS: Participants first were assessed with the Center for Epidemiological-Depression scale (CES-D), with a cut-point of 16 or greater indicative of depression. The Short Explanatory Model Interview (SEMI), a semi-structured questionnaire, was our primary tool for exploring participants' explanatory models relating to a vignette describing a rural Chinese woman with depression...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051076/behavioral-phenotype-predicts-physiological-responses-to-chronic-stress-in-proactive-and-reactive-birds
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Elizabeth A Pusch, Alexandra B Bentz, Daniel J Becker, Kristen J Navara
Animal species display significant variation in personality traits among individuals, and two main coping styles have been identified and termed "proactive" and "reactive". Further, these coping styles appear to correlate directly with the strength of the physiological stress response exhibited by those individuals. In our study system, white laying hens are reactive, flighty, and exhibit large hormonal and behavioral responses to acute stress, while brown laying hens are proactive, exploratory, and exhibit low hormonal and behavioral responses to acute stress...
January 1, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049138/graph-theoretical-analysis-of-genome-scale-data-examination-of-gene-activation-occurring-in-the-setting-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Octavia M Peck Palmer, Gary Rogers, Sachin Yende, Derek C Angus, Michael A Langston, Gilles Clermont
INTRODUCTION: We have previously reported evidence that black individuals appear to have a significantly higher incidence of infection-related hospitalizations compared to white individuals. It is possible that the host immune response is responsible for this vital difference. In support such a hypothesis, the aim of this study was to determine whether black and white individuals exhibit differential whole blood gene network activation. METHODS: We examined whole blood network activation in a subset of patients (n = 22 pairs, propensity score matched (1:1) black and white patients) with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) from the Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis study...
October 18, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037222/the-efficacy-and-stability-of-an-information-and-communication-technology-based-centralized-monitoring-system-of-adherence-to-immunosuppressive-medication-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hee-Yeon Jung, Sook Jin Seong, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Sun-Hee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Young-Ran Yoon, Hyung-Kee Kim, Seung Huh, Se-Hee Yoon, Jong Soo Lee, Yong-Lim Kim
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression non-adherence in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) not only increases the risk of medical intervention due to acute rejection and graft loss but burdens the socioeconomic system in the form of increased healthcare costs. An aggressive preemptive effort by healthcare professionals, geared to ensure adherence to immunosuppressants in KTRs, is significant and imperative. METHODS/DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled study aimed at evaluating the efficacy and stability of an information and communication technology (ICT)-based centralized monitoring system in boosting medication adherence in KTRs...
October 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023536/change-in-inflammatory-parameters-in-prefrail-and-frail-persons-obtaining-physical-training-and-nutritional-support-provided-by-lay-volunteers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sandra Haider, Igor Grabovac, Eva Winzer, Ali Kapan, Karin Emmi Schindler, Christian Lackinger, Sylvia Titze, Thomas Ernst Dorner
The aim of the study was to compare the effects of home visits with physical training and nutritional support on inflammatory parameters to home visits with social support alone within a randomized controlled trial. Prefrail and frail persons received home visits from lay volunteers twice a week for 12 weeks. Participants in the physical training and nutritional intervention group (PTN, n = 35) conducted two sets of six strength exercises and received nutritional support. The social support group (SoSu, n = 23) received visits only...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021832/pharmacogenomics-in-the-treatment-of-mood-disorders-strategies-and-opportunities-for-personalized-psychiatry
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REVIEW
Azmeraw T Amare, Klaus Oliver Schubert, Bernhard T Baune
Personalized medicine (personalized psychiatry in a specific setting) is a new model towards individualized care, in which knowledge from genomics and other omic pillars (microbiome, epigenomes, proteome, and metabolome) will be combined with clinical data to guide efforts to new drug development and targeted prescription of the existing treatment options. In this review, we summarize pharmacogenomic studies in mood disorders that may lay the foundation towards personalized psychiatry. In addition, we have discussed the possible strategies to integrate data from omic pillars as a future path to personalized psychiatry...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978500/twitter-and-public-health-part-2-qualitative-analysis-of-how-individual-health-professionals-outside-organizations-use-microblogging-to-promote-and-disseminate-health-related-information
#18
Mark Hart, Nichole Stetten, Sabrina Islam, Katherine Pizarro
BACKGROUND: Twitter is the most popular form of microblogging that is being utilized in public health to engage audiences and to communicate health-related information. Although there is some research showing the various forms of Twitter use in public health, little is known about how individual public health professionals are using their personal Twitter accounts to disseminate health information. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to categorize public health professionals' tweets to evaluate how individual public health professionals are furthering the mission of public health...
October 4, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975368/obesogenic-endocrine-disruptors-and-obesity-myths-and-truths
#19
REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Luigi Barrea, Daniela Laudisio, Silvia Savastano, Annamaria Colao
Obesogenic endocrine disruptors, also known as obesogens, are chemicals potentially involved in weight gain by altering lipid homeostasis and promoting adipogenesis and lipid accumulation. They included compounds to which human population is exposed over daily life such as pesticides/herbicides, industrial and household products, plastics, detergents and personal care products. The window of life during which the exposure happens could lead to different effects. A critical window is during utero and/or neonatal period in which the obesogens could cause subtle changes in gene expression and tissue organization or blunt other levels of biological organization leading to increased susceptibility to diseases in the adulthood...
October 3, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965499/what-do-children-need-to-know-about-dementia-the-perspectives-of-children-and-people-with-personal-experience-of-dementia
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Jess R Baker, Yun-Hee Jeon, Belinda Goodenough, Lee-Fay Low, Christine Bryden, Karen Hutchinson, Laura Richards
BACKGROUND: The vision for dementia-friendly communities is challenged by limited public awareness and stigma about dementia. The study aim was to elicit stakeholder priorities for the message content of an education program to improve dementia awareness among youth; specifically, what do children need to know about dementia? METHODS: A qualitative inquiry using interviews and focus groups was used. Purposive sampling achieved maximum variation in dementia experience and participant characteristics...
October 2, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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