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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136556/industry-interests-in-gambling-research-lessons-learned-from-other-forms-of-hazardous-consumption
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S Cowlishaw, S L Thomas
Research indicates that the evidential bases for many harm reduction policies targeting hazardous consumptions (including tobacco, alcohol and gambling) have been distorted by commercial industries that derive revenue from such commodities. These distortions are best illustrated by research on tobacco and alcohol, which indicates similar tactics used by industries to determine favourable policy environments through engineering of evidence, among other approaches. Although there is concern that gambling research is similarly vulnerable to commercial interests, the relevant literature lags far behind other fields and the aim of this paper is to increase familiarity with tactics used by industries for influencing research...
November 6, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124116/toward-common-mechanisms-for-risk-factors-in-alzheimer-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
Miguel Medina, Zaven S Khachaturian, Martin Rossor, Jesús Avila, Angel Cedazo-Minguez
The global strategic goal of reducing health care cost, especially the prospects for massive increases due to expanding markets for health care services demanded by aging populations and/or people with a wide range of chronic disorders-disabilities, is a complex and formidable challenge with many facets. Current projections predict marked increases in the demand for health driven by both the exponential climb in the prevalence of chronic disabilities and the increases in the absolute numbers of people in need of some form of health care...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115646/a-new-perspective-on-life-saving-procedures-in-a-battlefield-setting-emergency-cricothyroidotomy-needle-thoracostomy-and-chest-tube-thoracostomy-with-night-vision-goggles
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Sedat Bilge, Attila Aydın, Meltem Bilge, Cemile Aydın, Erdem Çevik, Mehmet Eryılmaz
BACKGROUND: In the patients with multiple and serious trauma, early applications of life-saving procedures are related to improved survival. We tried to experimentally determine the feasibility of life-saving interventions that are performed with the aid of night vision goggles (NVG) in nighttime combat scenario. METHODS: Chest tube thoracostomy (CTT), emergency cricothyroidotomy (EC), and needle thoracostomy (NT) interventions were performed by 10 combatant medical staff...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110358/temporal-variation-in-brain-transcriptome-is-associated-with-the-expression-of-female-mimicry-as-a-sequential-male-alternative-reproductive-tactic-in-fish
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Sara D Cardoso, David Gonçalves, Alexander Goesmann, Adelino V M Canário, Rui F Oliveira
Distinct patterns of gene expression often underlie intra- and inter-sexual differences, and the study of this set of co-regulated genes is essential to understand the emergence of complex behavioural phenotypes. Here, we describe the development of a de novo transcriptome and brain gene expression profiles of wild-caught peacock blenny, Salaria pavo, an intertidal fish with sex-role reversal in courtship behaviour (i.e. females are the courting sex) and sequential alternative reproductive tactics in males (i...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095463/analogues-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-signalling-molecules-to-tackle-infections
#5
REVIEW
Eoin Ó Muimhneacháin, F Jerry Reen, Fergal O'Gara, Gerard P McGlacken
The emergence of antibiotic resistance coupled with the lack of investment by pharmaceutical companies necessitates a new look at how we tackle bacterial infections. An intriguing tactic is the interruption of bacterial communication systems. This non-biocidal approach would circumvent the evolutionary pressure on bacteria to mutate and develop resistance. In many pathogenic microorganisms, communication systems, collectively termed quorum sensing (QS), have been observed to control a number of bacterial behaviours including expression of virulence factors and the development of biofilms...
November 2, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084119/high-performing-local-health-departments-relate-their-experiences-at-community-engagement-in-emergency-preparedness
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Monica Schoch-Spana, Sanjana Ravi, Diane Meyer, Laura Biesiadecki, Geoffrey Mwaungulu
CONTEXT: Local health departments (LHDs) are implementing a national mandate to engage community partners, including individuals, businesses, and community- and faith-based organizations in the larger public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) enterprise. OBJECTIVE: Investigate how LHDs of varying size and resource levels successfully engage the community in PHEP to help uncover "best practices" that aspiring agencies can replicate, particularly in low-resource environments...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076477/-features-of-diagnostic-and-surgical-tactics-for-suicidal-and-autoaggressive-thoracic-and-abdominal-lesions
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M M Abakumov, E V Tatarinova, A P Vilk, O V Zubareva, Sh N Danielyan
AIM: To analyze diagnostic and surgical tactics for suicidal and autoaggressive thoracic and abdominal lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have analyzed the features of emergency surgical care depending on type of patients' behavior at admission. There were 516 patients with suicidal and autoaggressive thoracic and abdominal lesions. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Depressive (34%) and adequate (46%) patients were examined routinely. Inadequate (aggressive) behavior is inappropriate for instrumental examination while medical sedation may be followed by significant hemodynamic disorders in patients with severe lesions...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064937/a-history-of-us-army-pas
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Robyn L Chalupa, W Sanders Marble
The US military has a long tradition of using physician assistants (PAs). The Army began using PAs in 1971 in an effort to supplement the physicians and surgeons in the medical corps. As their numbers grew, PAs gradually replaced general medical officers assigned to battalions. Later, specialty positions developed in aviation medicine, orthopedics, and emergency medicine. The need for a PA serving as an adviser in the major commands slowly developed at all levels of leadership. In 2015, the Army removed limitations on female PAs assigned to combat units...
November 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063542/are-we-there-yet-human-factors-knowledge-and-health-information-technology-the-challenges-of-implementation-and-impact
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P Turner, A Kushniruk, C Nohr
Objective: To review the developments in human factors (HF) research on the challenges of health information technology (HIT) implementation and impact given the continuing incidence of usability problems and unintended consequences from HIT development and use. Methods: A search of PubMed/Medline and Web of Science® identified HF research published in 2015 and 2016. Electronic health records (EHRs) and patient-centred HIT emerged as significant foci of recent HF research. The authors selected prominent papers highlighting ongoing HF and usability challenges in these areas...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992947/optimizing-oil-spill-cleanup-efforts-a-tactical-approach-and-evaluation-framework
#10
Tony H Grubesic, Ran Wei, Jake Nelson
Although anthropogenic oil spills vary in size, duration and severity, their broad impacts on complex social, economic and ecological systems can be significant. Questions pertaining to the operational challenges associated with the tactical allocation of human resources, cleanup equipment and supplies to areas impacted by a large spill are particularly salient when developing mitigation strategies for extreme oiling events. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the application of advanced oil spill modeling techniques in combination with a developed mathematical model to spatially optimize the allocation of response crews and equipment for cleaning up an offshore oil spill...
October 6, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957331/the-sterile-insect-technique-for-the-management-of-the-spotted-wing-drosophila-drosophila-suzukii-establishing-the-optimum-irradiation-dose
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Geneviève Lanouette, Jacques Brodeur, François Fournier, Véronique Martel, Marc Vreysen, Carlos Cáceres, Annabelle Firlej
The spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), a pest of berries stone fruits, invaded North America and Europe in 2008. Current control methods rely mainly on insecticides. The sterile insect technique (SIT) has potential as an additional control tactic for the integrated management of D. suzukii. As a step towards the development of the SIT, this study aimed at finding the optimum irradiation dose to sterilize D. suzukii under controlled laboratory conditions. Four-day-old D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921610/validation-and-adaptation-of-the-danger-assessment-5-da-5-a-brief-intimate-partner-violence-risk-assessment
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Jill Theresa Messing, Jacquelyn C Campbell, Carolyn Snider
AIMS: To assess the predictive validity of the DA-5 with the addition of a strangulation item in evaluating the risk of an intimate partner violence (IPV) victim being nearly killed by an intimate partner. BACKGROUND: The DA-5 was developed as a short form of the Danger Assessment for use in healthcare settings, including emergency and urgent care settings. Analyzing data from a sample of IPV survivors who had called the police for domestic violence, the DA-5 was tested with and without an item on strangulation, a potentially fatal and medically damaging IPV tactic used commonly by dangerous abusers...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914832/-enteroenterostomy-in-surgical-treatment-of-malignant-colonic-obstruction
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V N Ektov
AIM: To consider surgical tactics and to study the immediate results of primary enteroenterostomy in surgical treatment of malignant colonic obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radical surgery was performed in 170 (63.9%) out of 266 patients with malignant obstructive colonic obstruction. Colonic resection followed by anastomosis was performed in 68 patients. Conventional hemicolectomy (9 patients) and various original techniques of Y-shaped ileotransversanastomoses (27 patients) were used for right-sided tumor process...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910472/a-descriptive-analysis-of-occupational-fatalities-due-to-felonious-assault-among-u-s-law-enforcement-officers-during-tactical-incidents-1996-2014
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Moriah S Thompson, Tyler M Hartman, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about occupational fatalities among tactical officers. A greater understanding of such injuries is needed to improve officer safety. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of line-of-duty deaths secondary to felonious assault during tactical incidents. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed of open-source de-identified Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) data inclusive of the years 1996-2014...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903815/determining-the-appropriate-strategies-for-emergency-planning-through-ahp-swot
#15
Omid Kalatpour
During an unexpected incident, companies should demonstrate appropriate behaviour based on predetermined and rehearsed emergency strategies. This paper describes how to select the proper strategies for emergency situations via means of the AHP-SWOT tool, where the initial SWOT analysis is conducted for the emergency management system, and the final strategies are selected via the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). Alternative response strategies comprise internal, shared and external responses. Most of the scenarios investigated for this study demanded a shared response...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886611/-mass-casualty-incident-special-features-of-threatening-situations
#16
Björn Hossfeld, Thomas Wurmb, Florent Josse, Matthias Helm
Terrorist attacks or amok runs may cause "threatening situations" for emergency medical services (EMS), fire fighters and physicians. Cooperation with the police is of paramount importance. In order to minimize the risk to rescue personnel and affected persons, emergency medical care has to follow tactical principles. So, the strategy in such "threatening situations" is "Stop the bleeding and clear the scene". The police define three areas of danger: unsafe, partly safe and secure. Medical care in these areas follows the concept of Tactical Combat Casualty Care...
September 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869100/findings-from-a-rivaroxaban-program-for-acute-venous-thromboembolism-upon-emergency-department-discharge-with-focus-on-utility-of-commercially-available-dose-pack
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Aileen Chu, Jill Limberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a rivaroxaban discharge initiative on the efficacy and safety of acute venous thromboembolism treatment in emergency department patients. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Patients discharged on rivaroxaban from the emergency department were provided extensive counseling along with a commercially-available medication dose pack by the ED pharmacist. Patients were contacted by phone until they had obtained outpatient follow-up and remained adherent to anticoagulation beyond the initial first month of treatment...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857974/the-strategic-value-of-affiliation-partnerships-in-securing-future-relevance
#18
Ninfa M Saunders
Finding the best route to navigate the changing landscape of healthcare has become an obsession for many organizations. Their quest to stay competitive, significant, and ultimately relevant is a continuous discovery process. Many hospitals and health systems have considered affiliations and partnerships as important tactical options. Partnerships can range from loose arrangements, such as nonequity collaborations and management agreements, to total affiliation, as in a merger and acquisition. Whichever option an organization decides to pursue, a comprehensive assessment is necessary to find the best partner-the right fit...
October 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852784/-orthopedic-surgery-with-limited-resources-after-mass-disasters-and-during-armed-conflicts-first-international-guidelines-for-the-management-of-limb-injuries-and-the-experience-of-doctors-without-borders
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REVIEW
Inga Osmers
Disasters and armed conflicts are often the unfortunate basis for aid projects run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The nature of war and disasters means that surgery is an integral part of this medical emergency aid. In these situations, resources are usually limited. As a result, surgical work in these contexts differs significantly from the daily routine of a surgeon working in a highly resourced hospital. The principles of surgery do not change but surgeons must adapt their tactical approach to the changed context otherwise there is a high risk of failing to improve the health of patients and potentially jeopardizing their prospects for recovery...
October 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838887/the-use-of-mobile-apps-and-sms-messaging-as-physical-and-mental-health-interventions-systematic-review
#20
Amy Leigh Rathbone, Julie Prescott
BACKGROUND: The initial introduction of the World Wide Web in 1990 brought around the biggest change in information acquisition. Due to the abundance of devices and ease of access they subsequently allow, the utility of mobile health (mHealth) has never been more endemic. A substantial amount of interactive and psychoeducational apps are readily available to download concerning a wide range of health issues. mHealth has the potential to reduce waiting times for appointments; eradicate the need to meet in person with a clinician, successively diminishing the workload of mental health professionals; be more cost effective to practices; and encourage self-care tactics...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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