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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764435/use-of-hospital-palliative-care-according-to-the-place-of-death-and-disease-one-year-before-death-in-2013-a-french-national-observational-study
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Claire Poulalhon, Laureen Rotelli-Bihet, Sébastien Moine, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Régis Aubry, Philippe Tuppin
BACKGROUND: Only limited data are available concerning the diseases managed before death and hospital palliative care (HPC) use according to place of death in France. We therefore conducted an observational study based on administrative health data in a large population to identify the diseases treated one year before death in 2013, the place of stay with or without hospital palliative care, and the place of death. METHODS: French health insurance general scheme beneficiaries were identified in the National Health data Information System (Snds) with a selection of information...
May 16, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759009/implementation-of-policy-systems-and-environmental-community-based-interventions-for-cardiovascular-health-through-a-national-not-for-profit-a-multiple-case-study
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Whitney R Garney, Leigh E Szucs, Kristin Primm, Laura King Hahn, Kristen M Garcia, Emily Martin, Kenneth McLeroy
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded the American Heart Association to implement policy, systems, and environment-focused strategies targeting access to healthy food and beverages, physical activity, and smoke-free environments. METHOD: To understand factors affecting implementation and variations in success across sites, evaluators conducted a multiple case study. Based on past literature, community sites were categorized as capacity-building or implementation-ready, for comparison...
May 1, 2018: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755105/current-and-potential-future-seasonal-trends-of-indoor-dwelling-temperature-and-likely-health-risks-in-rural-southern-africa
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Thandi Kapwata, Michael T Gebreslasie, Angela Mathee, Caradee Yael Wright
Climate change has resulted in rising temperature trends which have been associated with changes in temperature extremes globally. Attendees of Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 agreed to strive to limit the rise in global average temperatures to below 2 °C compared to industrial conditions, the target being 1.5 °C. However, current research suggests that the African region will be subjected to more intense heat extremes over a shorter time period, with projections predicting increases of 4⁻6 °C for the period 2071⁻2100, in annual average maximum temperatures for southern Africa...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754661/catheter-ablation-versus-antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-cabana-trial-study-rationale-and-design
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Douglas L Packer, Daniel B Mark, Richard A Robb, Kristi H Monahan, Tristram D Bahnson, Kathleen Moretz, Jeanne E Poole, Alice Mascette, Yves Rosenberg, Neal Jeffries, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Kerry L Lee
The Catheter Ablation Versus Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA,NCT00911508)(1) trial is testing the hypothesis that the treatment strategy of percutaneous left atrial catheter ablation for the purpose of eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF) is superior to current state-of-the-art pharmacologic therapy. This international 140-center clinical trial was designed to randomize 2200 patients to a strategy of catheter ablation versus state-of-the-art rate or rhythm control drug therapy. Inclusion criteria include: 1) age> 65, or ≤65 with≥ 1 risk factor for stroke, 2) documented AF warranting treatment, and 3) eligibility for both catheter ablation and≥ 2 anti-arrhythmic or≥ 2 rate control drugs...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746370/long-term-concentrations-of-nitrogen-dioxide-and-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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R W Atkinson, B K Butland, H R Anderson, R L Maynard
BACKGROUND: Concentrations of outdoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) have been associated with increased mortality. Hazard ratios (HRs) from cohort studies are used to assess population health impact and burden. We undertook meta-analyses to derive concentration-response functions suitable for such evaluations and assessed their sensitivity to study selection based upon cohort characteristics. METHODS: We searched online databases and existing reviews for cohort studies published to October 2016 reporting HRs for NO2 and mortality...
May 8, 2018: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745965/stroke-distribution-patterns-and-characteristics-in-kenya-s-leading-public-health-tertiary-institutions-kenyatta-national-hospital-and-moi-teaching-and-referral-hospital
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Lydia Kaduka, Anne Korir, Chrispine Owuor Oduor, Judith Kwasa, Jane Mbui, Sylvanos Wabwire, Robai Gakunga, Nathan Okerosi, Yvonne Opanga, Isaac Kisiang'ani, Mercy Rotich Chepkurui, Erastus Muniu, Scot C Remick
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. However, there is limited clinic-epidemiological data on stroke to inform decision making. This study sought to establish stroke distribution patterns and characteristics in patients seeking care at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), with the ultimate aim of establishing the first national stroke registry in Kenya. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre cohort study among stroke patients...
March 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743083/policy-environment-for-prevention-control-and-management-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-primary-health-care-in-kenya
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Gershim Asiki, Shuai Shao, Carol Wainana, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Tilahun N Haregu, Pamela A Juma, Shukri Mohammed, David Wambui, Enying Gong, Lijing L Yan, Catherine Kyobutungi
BACKGROUND: In Kenya, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) accounted for more than 10% of total deaths and 4% of total Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in 2015 with a steady increase over the past decade. The main objective of this paper was to review the existing policies and their content in relation to prevention, control and management of CVDs at primary health care (PHC) level in Kenya. METHODS: A targeted document search in Google engine using keywords "Kenya national policy on cardiovascular diseases" and "Kenya national policy on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)" was conducted in addition to key informant interviews with Kenyan policy makers...
May 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737615/substance-use-and-population-life-expectancy-in-the-usa-interactions-with-health-inequalities-and-implications-for-policy
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Sameer Imtiaz, Charlotte Probst, Jürgen Rehm
Life expectancy at birth for the USA has not increased in recent years. This commentary assesses the impact of substance use on this phenomenon. Although crude mortality rates of the most important causes of death (such as cardiovascular diseases or cancer) have declined between 2010 and 2014, crude mortality rates of drug- and alcohol-induced causes of death have increased. Alcohol use, non-medical prescription drug use (especially prescription opioid use) and illicit drug use have likely played a crucial role in life expectancy trends of the past years...
April 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720157/increase-in-premature-mortality-due-to-non-communicable-diseases-in-sri-lanka-during-the-first-decade-of-the-twenty-first-century
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Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Palitha Karunapema, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Mahendra Arnold
BACKGROUND: Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading cause of death and more than 40% of NCD deaths are premature occurring before the age of 70 years. In 2012, World Health Assembly declared its commitment to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% from 2010 to 2025. The trend of premature NCD deaths in Sri Lanka has not been assessed and thus this study was done to assess it between 2001 to 2010. METHODS: Deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes were studied...
May 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713009/role-of-salt-intake-in-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-controversies-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Feng J He, Graham A MacGregor
Strong evidence indicates that reduction of salt intake lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The WHO has set a global target of reducing the population salt intake from the current level of approximately 10 g daily to <5 g daily. This recommendation has been challenged by several studies, including cohort studies, which have suggested a J-shaped relationship between salt intake and CVD risk. However, these studies had severe methodological problems, such as reverse causality and measurement error due to assessment of salt intake by spot urine...
May 1, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700041/electronic-cigarette-prevalence-and-patterns-of-use-in-adults-with-a-history-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-united-states
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Andrew Stokes, Jason M Collins, Kaitlyn M Berry, Lindsay M Reynolds, Jessica L Fetterman, Carlos J Rodriguez, Michael B Siegel, Emelia J Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Characterizing electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use patterns is important for guiding tobacco regulatory policy and projecting the future burden of tobacco-related diseases. Few studies have examined patterns of e-cigarette use in individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined e-cigarette use in adults aged 18 to 89 years with a history of CVD, using data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. We investigated associations between ever and current e-cigarette use and smoking with multivariable logistic regression...
April 26, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699029/-study-on-the-overall-implementation-status-of-the-national-demonstration-areas-for-comprehensive-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases
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J J Li, J L Li, J Zhang, R R Jin, S Ma, G J Deng, X W Su, F Bian, Y M Qu, L L Hu, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the current overall status of implementation on the National Demonstration Areas of Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. Methods: According to the scheme design of the questionnaires, all the National Demonstration Areas were involved in this study. For each National Demonstration Areas, eight departments were selected to complete a total of 12 questionnaires. Results: Scores related to the implementation of the National Demonstration Areas accounted for 71...
April 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694585/association-between-sociodemographic-and-health-factors-and-the-practice-of-walking-in-a-rural-area
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Paula Gonçalves Bicalho, Tatiane Géa-Horta, Alexandra Dias Moreira, Andrea Gazzinelli, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez
The regular practice of walking can contribute to a better quality of life, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between sociodemographic and health factors related to adult practice of walking in the Brazilian rural context. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 567 adults. The outcome variable was the regular practice of walking (≥150 minutes per week) and the explanatory variables were sociodemographic factors, anthropometric measures, laboratory tests and self-perceived health...
April 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694293/development-of-a-pharmacoeconomic-model-to-demonstrate-the-effect-of-clinical-pharmacist-involvement-in-diabetes-management
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Heather Ourth, Jordan Nelson, Patrick Spoutz, Anthony P Morreale
BACKGROUND: A data collection tool was developed and nationally deployed to clinical pharmacists (CPs) working in advanced practice provider roles within the Department of Veterans Affairs to document interventions and associated clinical outcomes. Intervention and short-term clinical outcome data derived from the tool were used to populate a validated clinical outcomes modeling program to predict long-term clinical and economic effects. OBJECTIVE: To predict the long-term effect of CP-provided pharmacotherapy management on outcomes and costs for patients with type 2 diabetes...
May 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692897/unstable-employment-and-health-in-middle-age-in-the-longitudinal-1970-british-birth-cohort-study
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David Waynforth
Background and objectives: Jobs for life have become increasingly rare in industrialized economies, and have been replaced by shorter-term employment contracts and freelancing. This labour market change is likely to be accompanied by physiological changes in individuals who have experienced little job stability. Evolved responses to increased environmental instability or stochasticity include increased fat deposition and fight-or-flight responses, such as glucose mobilization and increased blood pressure...
2018: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686787/pattern-duration-of-stay-and-outcomes-of-medical-admissions-a-report-from-teaching-community-hospital-in-assir-region-saudi-arabia
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Mushabab A Al-Ghamdi, Aref A Bin Abdulhak
Background : Population-based studies are the gold standard to understand the burden of different diseases, plan health care policy and resource allocation, and provide an accurate estimate of disease several disease indices including mortality. However, population-based studies are difficult to undertake in a resource-limited situation where no robust data bases and disease registries are available. Therefore, hospital-based cohorts may be used to inform about the community health. Objectives: We sought to study the pattern of disease causing admission, hospital stay, and outcomes of medical admissions to King Abdullah Hospital in Bisha in order to inform clinicians, public health professionals, and policymakers about the current status of diseases within the community in Bisha...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678976/fostering-active-living-and-healthy-eating-through-understanding-physical-activity-and-dietary-behaviours-of-arabic-speaking-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-middle-east
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Tam Truong Donnelly, Tak Shing Fung, Al-Anoud Bint Mohammad Al-Thani
OBJECTIVES: Physical inactivity and unhealthy diets increase the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Many people in Qatar are sedentary and consume diets high in fats, salt and sugar. The purpose of this study was to determine physical activity levels, food habits and understand the variables that might predict physical activity and healthy eating behaviours among Arabic-speaking adults living in the State of Qatar. SETTING: A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted with 1606 Arab adults ≥18 years of age from March 2013 to June 2015...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678866/gaps-in-guidelines-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-low-and-middle-income-versus-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mayowa O Owolabi, Joseph O Yaria, Meena Daivadanam, Akintomiwa I Makanjuola, Gary Parker, Brian Oldenburg, Rajesh Vedanthan, Shane Norris, Ayodele R Oguntoye, Morenike A Osundina, Omarys Herasme, Sulaiman Lakoh, Luqman O Ogunjimi, Sarah E Abraham, Paul Olowoyo, Carolyn Jenkins, Wuwei Feng, Hernán Bayona, Sailesh Mohan, Rohina Joshi, Ruth Webster, Andre P Kengne, Antigona Trofor, Lucia Maria Lotrean, Devarsetty Praveen, Jessica H Zafra-Tanaka, Maria Lazo-Porras, Kirsten Bobrow, Michaela A Riddell, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Yannis Manios, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVE: The extent to which diabetes (DM) practice guidelines, often based on evidence from high-income countries (HIC), can be implemented to improve outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a critical challenge. We carried out a systematic review to compare type 2 DM guidelines in individual LMIC versus HIC over the past decade to identify aspects that could be improved to facilitate implementation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Eligible guidelines were sought from online databases and websites of diabetes associations and ministries of health...
May 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677170/development-of-the-who-environmental-noise-guidelines-for-the-european-region-an-introduction
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Dorota Jarosińska, Marie-Ève Héroux, Poonum Wilkhu, James Creswick, Jos Verbeek, Jördis Wothge, Elizabet Paunović
Following the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health adopted at the Fifth Ministerial Conference (2010), the Ministers and representatives of Member States in the WHO European Region requested the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop updated guidelines on environmental noise, and called upon all stakeholders to reduce children's exposure to noise, including that from personal electronic devices. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region will provide evidence-based policy guidance to Member States on protecting human health from noise originating from transportation (road traffic, railway and aircraft), wind turbine noise, and leisure noise in settings where people spend the majority of their time...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667567/cardiovascular-health-and-cognitive-function-among-mexican-older-adults-cross-sectional-results-from-the-who-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health
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Jaime Perales, Ladson Hinton, Jeffrey Burns, Eric D Vidoni
ABSTRACTObjectives:To assess the association between cardiovascular health and cognitive function among Mexican older adults. DESIGN: Nationally representative cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Households in Mexico. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 50 years and older (n = 1,492) from the Mexico-SAGE project Wave 1. MEASUREMENTS: A continuous and a categorical index of cardiovascular health was calculated based on exercise, smoking, body mass index, and blood pressure ranging from 0 to 4...
April 18, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
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