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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444268/advancing-tobacco-product-warning-labels-research-methods-and-theory-a-summary-of-a-grantee-meeting-held-by-the-us-national-cancer-institute
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James F Thrasher, Noel T Brewer, Jeff Niederdeppe, Ellen Peters, Andrew A Strasser, Rachel Grana, Annette R Kaufman
Background: The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control recommends prominent pictorial health warnings on tobacco products. To advance research methods, theory and understanding of how tobacco product warning labels (TPWLs) work, the US National Cancer Institute convened a grantee meeting. Our article describes the key insights that emerged from the meeting, situated within the context of the scientific literature. Results & Recommendations: First, presentations confirmed that large, pictorial TPWLs motivate people to try to quit and encourage smoking cessation...
February 10, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444213/systematic-review-methodological-flaws-in-racial-ethnic-reporting-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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M R Craven, L Kia, L C O'Dwyer, E Stern, T H Taft, L Keefer
Health care disparities affecting the care of multiple disease groups are of growing concern internationally. Research guidelines, governmental institutions, and scientific journals have attempted to minimize disparities through policies regarding the collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data. One area where shortcomings remain is in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This systematic review, which adheres to the PRISMA statement, focuses on characterizing existing methodological weaknesses in research focusing on studies regarding the assessment, prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of GERD patients...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444116/field-evaluation-of-the-safety-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-early-infant-male-circumcision-using-the-accucirc-device
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Robert C Bailey, Irene Nyaboke, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Erick Okello, Valentine Pengo, Betha Ochomo, Mary Emmaculate Auma, Simon Were, Stella Ojuok, Evelyne Adoyo, Mildred Adhiambo, Marisa R Young, Rebeca M Plank, Fredrick O Otieno
BACKGROUND: As countries scale up adult voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention, they are looking ahead to long term sustainable strategies, including introduction of early infant male circumcision (EIMC). Although a number of devices for EIMC are prequalified by the World Health Organization, evaluation of additional devices can provide policy-makers and clinicians the information required to make informed decisions. We undertook a field evaluation of the safety and acceptability of the AccuCirc device in Kisumu County, Kenya...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443863/trauma-induced-insurance-instability-variation-in-insurance-coverage-for-patients-who-experience-readmission-after-injury
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Charlotte M Rajasingh, Thomas G Weiser, Lisa M Knowlton, Lakshika Tennakoon, David A Spain, Kristan L Staudenmayer
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries result in a significant disruption to patients' lives, including their ability to work, which may place patients at risk of losing insurance coverage. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of injury on insurance status. We hypothesized that trauma patients with ongoing health needs experience changes in coverage. METHODS: We used the Nationwide Readmission Database (2013-2014), a nationally representative sample of readmissions in the United States...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443649/use-of-charity-financial-assistance-for-novel-oral-anticancer-agents
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Adam J Olszewski, Andrew R Zullo, Christopher R Nering, Justin P Huynh
Novel oral targeted drugs are increasingly used for cancer therapy, but their extreme cost, often exceeding $10,000 per month, poses a significant barrier for patients and insurers alike, leading to the potential breakdown of traditional cost-sharing strategies. Insured patients' routine use of charity assistance to supplement their coverage would indicate a major deficiency in the current health care policies. By using data from a specialty pharmacy affiliated with an academic center (1,557 prescriptions dispensed between January 2014 and March 2017), we examined sources of payment for novel oral anticancer agents, distinguishing contributions from health insurance, patients, and from charitable assistance organizations...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443648/readmission-patterns-after-gi-cancer-hospitalizations-the-medical-versus-surgical-patient
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Joanna-Grace M Manzano, Ming Yang, Hui Zhao, Linda S Elting, Marina C George, Ruili Luo, Maria E Suarez-Almazor
PURPOSE: Readmission within 30 days has been used as a metric for quality of care received at hospitals for certain diagnoses. In the era of accountability, value-based care, and increasing cancer costs, policymakers are looking into cancer readmissions as well. It is important to describe the readmission profile of patients with cancer in the most clinically relevant approach to inform policy and health care delivery that can positively impact patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked Texas Cancer Registry and Medicare claims data...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443647/system-level-health-care-integration-and-the-costs-of-cancer-care-across-the-disease-continuum
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Deborah R Kaye, Hye Sung Min, Edward C Norton, Zaojun Ye, Jonathan Li, James M Dupree, Chad Ellimoottil, David C Miller, Lindsey A Herrel
PURPOSE: Policy reforms in the Affordable Care Act encourage health care integration to improve quality and lower costs. We examined the association between system-level integration and longitudinal costs of cancer care. METHODS: We used linked SEER-Medicare data to identify patients age 66 to 99 years diagnosed with prostate, bladder, esophageal, pancreatic, lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, breast, or ovarian cancer from 2007 to 2012. We attributed each patient to one or more phases of care (ie, initial, continuing, and end of life) according to time from diagnosis until death or end of study interval...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443043/a-microcontroller-operated-device-for-the-generation-of-liquid-extracts-from-conventional-cigarette-smoke-and-electronic-cigarette-aerosol
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Chastain A Anderson, Rachael E Bokota, Andrew E Majeste, Walter L Murfee, Shusheng Wang
Electronic cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product among middle and high schoolers and are the most popular alternative tobacco product among adults. High quality, reproducible research on the consequences of electronic cigarette use is essential for understanding emerging public health concerns and crafting evidence based regulatory policy. While a growing number of papers discuss electronic cigarettes, there is little consistency in methods across groups and very little consensus on results. Here, we describe a programmable laboratory device that can be used to create extracts of conventional cigarette smoke and electronic cigarette aerosol...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442406/supporting-youth-wellbeing-with-a-focus-on-eating-well-and-being-active-views-from-an-aboriginal-community-deliberative-forum
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Jackie Street, Heather Cox, Edilene Lopes, Jessie Motlik, Lisa Hanson
OBJECTIVE: Including and prioritising community voice in policy development means policy is more likely to reflect community values and priorities. This project trialled and evaluated a storyboard approach in a deliberative community forum to engage Australian Aboriginal people in health policy priority setting. METHODS: The forum was co-constructed with two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations. A circle storyboard was used to centre Aboriginal community knowledge and values and encourage the group to engage with broader perspectives and evidence...
February 14, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442381/fostering-caring-relationships-suggestions-to-rethink-liberal-perspectives-on-the-ethics-of-newborn-screening
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Simone van der Burg, Anke Oerlemans
Newborn screening (NBS) involves the collection of blood from the heel of a newborn baby and testing it for a list of rare and inheritable disorders. New biochemical screening technologies led to expansions of NBS programs in the first decade of the 21st century. It is expected that they will in time be replaced by genetic sequencing technologies. These developments have raised a lot of ethical debate. We reviewed the ethical literature on NBS, analyzed the issues and values that emerged, and paid particular interest to the type of impacts authors think NBS should have on the lives of children and their families...
March 2018: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442253/socioeconomic-inequality-in-screen-time-frequency-in-children-and-adolescents-the-weight-disorders-survey-of-the-caspian-iv-study
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Ramin Heshmat, Mostafa Qorbani, Nafiseh Mozaffarian, Shirin Djalalinia, Ali Sheidaei, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Saeid Safiri, Kimia Gohari, Asal Ataie-Jafari, Gelayol Ardalan, Hamid Asayesh, Morteza Mansourian, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the socioeconomic inequality and determinants of screen time (ST) frequency in Iranian children and adolescents. METHODS: This nationwide study was conducted as part of a national school-based surveillance program among 36,486 students consisting of 50.79% boys and 74.23% urban inhabitants, aged 6-18 years, living in urban and rural areas of 30 provinces of Iran. Socioeconomic inequality in ST, including the time spent for ST, watching TV and leisure-time working with computer, was assessed across quintiles of SES using concentration index (C) and slope index of inequality (SII)...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441837/nurses-as-change-agents-for-a-better-future-in-health-care-the-politics-of-drift-and-dilution
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Anne M Rafferty
This paper takes the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom as an opportunity to reflect upon the strategic direction of nursing policy and the extent to which nurses can realise their potential as change agents in building a better future for health care. It argues that the policy trajectory set for nursing at the outset of the NHS continues to influence its strategic direction, and that the trajectory needs to be reset with the voices of nurses being more engaged in the design, as much as the delivery of health policy...
February 14, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441737/cesium-137-contaminated-roads-and-health-problems-in-residents-an-epidemiological-investigation-in-seoul-2011
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Mina Ha, Young Su Ju, Won Jin Lee, Seung Sik Hwang, Sang Chul Yoo, Kyung Hwa Choi, Eunae Burm, Jieon Lee, Yun Keun Lee, Sanghyuk Im
BACKGROUND: In 2011, two roads in a residential area in Seoul were found to be contaminated with the radionuclide cesium-137 (137Cs). In response to public concerns, an epidemiological study was conducted. METHODS: The standardized cancer incidence ratios in the affected and neighboring regions were calculated based on the central cancer registry. Households in the region were sampled using the random stratified sampling technique, and questionnaires were administered to family members, via home visit and via students in elementary to high schools...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441632/cross-country-comparison-of-proportion-of-alcohol-consumed-in-harmful-drinking-occasions-using-the-international-alcohol-control-study
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Pham Viet Cuong, Sally Casswell, Karl Parker, Sarah Callinan, Surasak Chaiyasong, Elena Kazantseva, Petra Meier, Anne-Marie MacKintosh, Marina Piazza, Gaile Gray-Phillip, Charles Parry
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: This study examines the proportion of alcohol markets consumed in harmful drinking occasions in a range of high-, middle-income countries and assesses the implications of these findings for conflict of interest between alcohol producers and public health and the appropriate role of the alcohol industry in alcohol policy space. DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 10 countries as part of the International Alcohol Control study...
February 14, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441492/health-system-efficiency-a-fragmented-picture-based-on-oecd-data
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Andreas Behr, Katja Theune
BACKGROUND: Globally, health expenditure as a percentage of GDP has increased in recent years, so evaluating the health care systems used in different countries is an important tool for identifying best practices and improving inefficient health care systems. OBJECTIVE: We investigate health system efficiency at the country level based on OECD health data. We focus on several aspects of health care systems to identify specific inefficiencies within them. This information hints at potential policy interventions that could improve specific parts of a country's health care system...
September 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441330/measurement-of-health-system-performance-at-district-level-a-study-protocol
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Atul Sharma, Shankar Prinja, Arun Kumar Aggarwal
Background: Limited efforts have been observed in low and middle income countries to undertake health system performance assessment at district level. Absence of a comprehensive data collection tool and lack of a standardised single summary measure defining overall performance are some of the main problems. Present study has been undertaken to develop a summary composite health system performance index at district level. Methods: A broad range of indicators covering all six domains as per building block framework were finalized by an expert panel...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441187/promoting-physical-activity-of-adolescent-and-young-iranian-girls
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Fatemeh Rajabi, Leila Mounesan, Azadeh Sayarifard, Laleh Ghadirian
Background: Women play a central role in the health of the whole family, but they are faced with more barriers while taking part in physical activities. Methods: This study was composed of two main phases. In the first phase, the status of physical activity among young and adolescent in Iran and global evidence of effective interventions were searched. In the second phase, Focused Group Discussion (FGD) sessions were held with the key stakeholders in Tehran to investigate the results obtained from the first phase...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441119/diagnosis-monitoring-and-prevention-of-exposure-related-non-communicable-diseases-in-the-living-and-working-environment-dimopex-project-is-designed-to-determine-the-impacts-of-environmental-exposure-on-human-health
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Lygia Therese Budnik, Balazs Adam, Maria Albin, Barbara Banelli, Xaver Baur, Fiorella Belpoggi, Claudia Bolognesi, Karin Broberg, Per Gustavsson, Thomas Göen, Axel Fischer, Dorota Jarosinska, Fabiana Manservisi, Richard O'Kennedy, Johan Øvrevik, Elizabet Paunovic, Beate Ritz, Paul T J Scheepers, Vivi Schlünssen, Heidi Schwarzenbach, Per E Schwarze, Orla Sheils, Torben Sigsgaard, Karel Van Damme, Ludwine Casteleyn
The WHO has ranked environmental hazardous exposures in the living and working environment among the top risk factors for chronic disease mortality. Worldwide, about 40 million people die each year from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer, diabetes, and chronic cardiovascular, neurological and lung diseases. The exposure to ambient pollution in the living and working environment is exacerbated by individual susceptibilities and lifestyle-driven factors to produce complex and complicated NCD etiologies...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441117/contextual-factors-in-maternal-and-newborn-health-evaluation-a-protocol-applied-in-nigeria-india-and-ethiopia
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Kate Sabot, Tanya Marchant, Neil Spicer, Della Berhanu, Meenakshi Gautham, Nasir Umar, Joanna Schellenberg
Background: Understanding the context of a health programme is important in interpreting evaluation findings and in considering the external validity for other settings. Public health researchers can be imprecise and inconsistent in their usage of the word "context" and its application to their work. This paper presents an approach to defining context, to capturing relevant contextual information and to using such information to help interpret findings from the perspective of a research group evaluating the effect of diverse innovations on coverage of evidence-based, life-saving interventions for maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India...
2018: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440959/assessment-of-orthodontic-treatment-need-among-tribal-children-of-indore-division-central-india
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Shrikanth Muralidharan, Astha Chauhan, Srinivasa Gowda, Rutuja Ambekar, Bhupendra S Rathore, Sakshi Chabra, Afsheen Lalani, Harsh Harani
Introduction: India is home to many tribes which have an interesting and varied history of origins, customs and social practices. Oral health care in tribal areas is limited due to shortage of dental manpower, financial constraints and the lack of perceived need for dental care among tribal masses. Objective: To assess orthodontic treatment need among tribal children of Indore division, Central India. Methods: A cross-sectional house to house survey was carried out among 800 tribal children aged 5 to 15 years old in two major tribal districts of Indore division...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
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