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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641372/comparison-of-sociodemographic-and-health-related-characteristics-of-uk-biobank-participants-with-the-general-population
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Anna Fry, Thomas J Littlejohns, Cathie Sudlow, Nicola Doherty, Ligia Adamska, Tim Sprosen, Rory Collins, Naomi E Allen
UK Biobank is a population-based cohort of 500,000 participants recruited between 2006 and 2010. Approximately 9.2 million individuals aged 40-69 years who lived within 25 miles of the 22 assessment centres in England, Wales and Scotland were invited, and 5.4% participated in the baseline assessment. The representativeness of the UK Biobank cohort was investigated by comparing demographic characteristics between non-responders and responders. Sociodemographic, physical, lifestyle and health-related characteristics of the cohort were compared with nationally representative data sources...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640736/compassionate-leadership-counts
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Sam Foster
Sam Foster, Chief Nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, discusses how attitudes to leadership styles have changed and reflects on the role of compassionare leadership in improving care.
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640734/cost-effective-wound-management-a-survey-of-1717-nurses
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Heather Newton
Delivering high-quality wound care requires a mix of knowledge and skills, which nurses aim to update by attending educational events such as conferences and study days. This article describes the data obtained from 30 educational study days, which took place across England, Scotland and Wales. It will explore nurses' knowledge in relation to the cost-effectiveness and clinical efficacy of current wound care practices, based on the answers of 1717 delegates that attended the events. It will also outline the results in relation to reducing expenditure on wound dressings and the importance of performing an accurate wound assessment...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636529/bladder-cancer-and-water-disinfection-by-product-exposures-through-multiple-routes-a-population-based-case-control-study-new-england-usa
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Laura E Beane Freeman, Kenneth P Cantor, Dalsu Baris, John R Nuckols, Alison Johnson, Joanne S Colt, Molly Schwenn, Mary H Ward, Jay H Lubin, Richard Waddell, G Monawar Hosain, Chris Paulu, Richard McCoy, Lee E Moore, An-Tsun Huang, Nat Rothman, Margaret R Karagas, Debra T Silverman
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of disinfection byproducts has been associated with bladder cancer in multiple studies. Although associations with other routes of exposure have been suggested, epidemiologic evidence is limited. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the relationship between bladder cancer and total, chlorinated, and brominated trihalomethanes (THMs) through various exposure routes. METHODS: In a population-based case-control study in New England ( cases; controls), we estimated lifetime exposure to THMs from ingestion, showering/bathing, and hours of swimming pool use...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635532/assessing-physical-symptoms-during-the-postpartum-period-reliability-and-validity-of-the-primary-health-questionnaire-somatic-symptom-subscale-phq-15
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Stephanie Wilkie, Ros Crawley, Susan Button, Alexandra Thornton, Susan Ayers
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed at establishing the reliability and validity of the primary health questionnaire (PHQ-15) somatic symptom severity subscale for postpartum women. METHODS: Women (N = 495) completed the PHQ-15 approximately 6 weeks postpartum during the baseline phase of a randomized controlled trial evaluating a writing intervention for postnatal health in England. Reliability was assessed using internal consistency statistics and convergent validity by comparing differences in self-reported physical health, health-related quality of life (QoL) and primary care usage by PHQ-15 symptom severity category...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635489/trusts-at-risk-after-brexit-are-already-losing-eu-nurses
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Stephanie Jones-Berry
More than half of NHS trusts in England identified as being most vulnerable to workforce problems post-Brexit have already seen falls in EU nurse numbers.
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635473/england-risks-losing-its-place-as-leading-role-model-in-education
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Crystal Oldman
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) held its biennial meeting in Barcelona in May. I was invited as an official observer of the Council of Nurse Representatives, and learned first-hand how the ICN operates.
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635434/mental-health-professionals-and-media-professionals-a-survey-of-attitudes-towards-one-another
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Beth Chapman, Rohit Shankar, Joanne Palmer, Richard Laugharne
BACKGROUND: The general public regard mass media as their main source of information about mental illness. Psychiatrists are reluctant to engage with the media. There is little understanding of why this is the case. AIMS: The paper looks to explore attitudes of mental health clinicians and the media towards one another. METHOD: Media and mental health clinicians in the southwest of England completed self-report surveys. RESULTS: Of 119 questionnaires returned 85 were mental health clinicians and 34 media professionals...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634019/economic-evaluation-of-epinephrine-auto-injectors-for-peanut-allergy
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Marcus Shaker, Katherine Bean, Marylee Verdi
BACKGROUND: Three commercial epinephrine auto-injectors were available in the United States in the summer of 2016: EpiPen, Adrenaclick, and epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in pharmacy costs among epinephrine auto-injector devices in New England and evaluate the additional expense associated with incremental auto-injector costs. METHODS: Decision analysis software was used to evaluate costs of the most and least expensive epinephrine auto-injector devices for children with peanut allergy...
June 17, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633511/cardiovascular-risk-at-health-checks-performed-opportunistically-or-following-an-invitation-letter-cohort-study
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Martin C Gulliford, Bernadette Khoshaba, Lisa McDermott, Victoria Cornelius, Mark Ashworth, Frances Fuller, Jane Miller, Hiten Dodhia, Alison J Wright
Background: A population-based programme of health checks has been established in England. Participants receive postal invitations through a population-based call-recall system but health check providers may also offer health checks opportunistically. We compared cardiovascular risk scores for 'invited' and 'opportunistic' health checks. Methods: Cohort study of all health checks completed at 18 general practices from July 2013 to June 2015. For each general practice, cardiovascular (CVD) risk scores were compared by source of check and pooled using meta-analysis...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633509/a-qualitative-study-exploring-awareness-and-attitudes-towards-tuberculosis-in-migrant-populations-in-a-metropolitan-district-council-in-the-north-of-england
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C E Humphreys, A Lee, C Offer, R Spencer-Henshall, E Okereke
Background: The majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the UK occur among people born in high-burden countries (73%), and are concentrated in large urban centres. This study explores migrants' attitudes and beliefs towards TB in an English District where the incidence is higher than the UK average. Methods: Community engagement workers ran 26 focus groups using a standardized questionnaire. Purposeful sampling was used to obtain a cross-section of migrant communities...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633479/geographical-inequalities-in-uptake-of-nhs-funded-eye-examinations-poisson-modelling-of-small-area-data-for-essex-uk
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Darren Shickle, Tracey M Farragher, Chris J Davey, Sarah V Slade, James Syrett
Background: Small-area analysis of National Health Service (NHS)-funded sight test uptake in Leeds showed significant inequalities in access among people aged <16 or ≥60. Methods: Data were extracted from 604 126 valid General Ophthalmic Services (GOS)1 claim forms for eye examinations for Essex residents between October 2013 and July 2015. Expected GOS1 uptake for each lower super output area was based on England annual uptake. Poisson regression modelling explored associations in GOS1 uptake ratio with deprivation...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632482/staff-associate-specialist-and-specialty-doctors-national-audit-on-the-management-of-gonorrhoea-in-the-united-kingdom-2015
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Helen Mullan, Jane Richards, John Lee
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) revised United Kingdom national guideline for the management of gonorrhoea in adults, 2011, identified five auditable outcome measures, namely, that all patients should receive first-line treatment, be screened or treated for chlamydial infection, have a test of cure (TOC), be offered written information and have partner notification carried out. The UK National Guideline for Gonorrhoea Testing, Clinical Effectiveness Group, BASHH, 2012, recommended in addition that all reactive nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) from pharynx and rectum should be confirmed by supplementary testing, using a second NAAT which detects a different nucleic acid target, all those with a positive NAAT for gonorrhoea should have culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing and that TOC should be done by two weeks...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631517/what-factors-influence-emergency-department-visits-by-patients-with-cancer-at-the-end-of-life-analysis-of-a-124-030-patient-cohort
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Lesley A Henson, Irene J Higginson, Wei Gao
BACKGROUND: Emergency department visits towards the end of life by patients with cancer are increasing over time. This is despite evidence of an association with poor patient and caregiver outcomes and most patients preferring home-based care. AIM: To identify socio-demographic and clinical factors associated with end-of-life emergency department visits and determine the relationship between patients' prior emergency department use and risk of multiple (⩾2) visits in the last month of life...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631226/introduction-of-a-simple-second-tier-screening-test-for-c5-isobars-in-dried-blood-spots-reducing-the-false-positive-rate-for-isovaleric-acidaemia-in-expanded-newborn-screening
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R S Carling, D Burden, I Hutton, R Randle, K John, J R Bonham
In 2015 the English Newborn Screening programme expanded to include Isovaleric Acidaemia (IVA). Screening is performed by flow injection analysis tandem mass spectrometry of isovalerylcarnitine. Isovalerylcarnitine is isobaric with pivaloylcarnitine which can be present in blood due to the use of pivalic ester pro-drugs or pivalic acid derivatives used as emollients in some nipple creams; the potential for false positives (FP) is well documented. A pilot study in England screened 438,164 babies, 18 had presumptive positive results but only 4 were confirmed as true positives (TP)...
June 20, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630782/remote-assessment-of-platelet-function-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-or-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Philip M Bath, Jane May, Katie Flaherty, Lisa J Woodhouse, Natalia Dovlatova, Sue C Fox, Timothy J England, Kailash Krishnan, Thompson G Robinson, Nikola Sprigg, Stan Heptinstall, Tardis Investigators
BACKGROUND: The TARDIS trial assessed the safety and efficacy of intensive versus guideline antiplatelet agents given for one month in patients with acute stroke or TIA. The aim of this substudy was to assess the effect of antiplatelet agents taken at baseline on platelet function reactivity and activation. METHODS: Platelet function, assessed by remotely measured surface expression of P-selectin, was assessed in patients at their time of randomisation. Data are median fluorescence values...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630713/corneal-ulcerative-disease-in-dogs-under-primary-veterinary-care-in-england-epidemiology-and-clinical-management
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Dan G O'Neill, Monica M Lee, Dave C Brodbelt, David B Church, Rick F Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Corneal ulcerative disease (CUD) has the potential to adversely affect animal welfare by interfering with vision and causing pain. The study aimed to investigate for the first time the prevalence, breed-based risk factors and clinical management of CUD in the general population of dogs under primary veterinary care in England. RESULTS: Of 104,233 dogs attending 110 clinics participating within the VetCompass Programme from January 1(st) to December 31(st) 2013, there were 834 confirmed CUD cases (prevalence: 0...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630541/regulation-of-conscientious-objection-to-abortion-an-international-comparative-multiple-case-study
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Wendy Chavkin, Laurel Swerdlow, Jocelyn Fifield
Since abortion laws were liberalized in Western Europe, conscientious objection (CO) to abortion has become increasingly contentious. We investigated the efficacy and acceptability of laws and policies that permit CO and ensure access to legal abortion services. This is a comparative multiple-case study, which triangulates multiple data sources, including interviews with key stakeholders from all sides of the debate in England, Italy, Norway, and Portugal. While the laws in all four countries have similarities, we found that implementation varied...
June 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630329/the-case-for-defined-protein-folding-pathways
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S Walter Englander, Leland Mayne
We consider the differences between the many-pathway protein folding model derived from theoretical energy landscape considerations and the defined-pathway model derived from experiment. A basic tenet of the energy landscape model is that proteins fold through many heterogeneous pathways by way of amino acid-level dynamics biased toward selecting native-like interactions. The many pathways imagined in the model are not observed in the structure-formation stage of folding by experiments that would have found them, but they have now been detected and characterized for one protein in the initial prenucleation stage...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630132/smoking-prevalence-falls-among-adults-in-england
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Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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