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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679810/the-cost-effectiveness-of-seven-behavioural-interventions-to-prevent-drug-misuse-in-vulnerable-populations
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Becky Pennington, Brendan Collins, Simon Leigh, Antony P Martin, Lesley Owen, Alastair Fischer, Harry Sumnall, Geoff Bates
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) developed a guideline on drug misuse prevention in vulnerable populations. Part of the guideline development process involved evaluating cost-effectiveness and determining which interventions represented good value for money. METHODS: Economic models were developed for seven interventions which aimed to prevent drug use in vulnerable populations. The models compared the costs (to the health and crime sectors) and health benefits (in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)) of each intervention and its comparator...
April 18, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674213/the-effects-of-trophic-transfer-and-environmental-factors-on-microplastic-uptake-by-plaice-pleuronectes-plastessa-and-spider-crab-maja-squinado
#2
Natalie Ann Welden, Bexultan Abylkhani, Leigh Michael Howarth
Microplastic pollution is apparent throughout the marine environment from deep ocean sediments to coastal habitats. Most of this is believed to originate on land, although marine activities, such as fishing and shipping, also contribute to the release and redistribution of microplastic. The relative importance of these maritime plastic sources, the manner by which they are distributed in the environment, and their effect on uptake by marine organisms are yet to be fully quantified. In this study, the relative impact of fishing activities on microplastic uptake by demersal fish and crustaceans was explored...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673035/climate-change-and-the-health-of-older-people-in-australia-a-scoping-review-on-the-role-of-mobile-applications-apps-in-ameliorating-impact
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REVIEW
Deborah A Black, Kate O'Loughlin, Leigh A Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Due to the impact of climate change, mobile applications (apps) providing information about the external environment have the potential to improve the health of older people. The purpose of this research was to undertake a scoping review of the evidence on the usability, feasibility and effectiveness of mobile apps to encourage access to activities outside the home in older people. METHODS: A search of databases was undertaken with relevant keywords...
April 19, 2018: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672234/transgender-college-students-academic-resilience-and-striving-to-cope-in-the-face-of-marginalized-health
#4
Jenna B Messman, Leigh A Leslie
OBJECTIVE: To examine health behavior and outcome disparities between transgender, female, and male participants in a national sample of US college students. Participants and Method Summary: Analyses utilized secondary data from 32,964 undergraduate and graduate students responding to the Fall 2013 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment; 65.8% were female, 0.4% were transgender, 67.9% were white, and 90.4% were heterosexual. RESULTS: Transgender students reported more mental health diagnoses, trauma, and suicidality; experienced more violence and less safety, reported more sex partners and sexually transmitted infections (STIs); higher rates of illicit and non-prescription substance use and binge drinking use while engaging in less harm reduction behavior; and reported more barriers to academic success...
April 19, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671968/commentary-moving-forward-participaction-s-strategic-plan-2015-2020
#5
EDITORIAL
Katherine Janson, Allana G LeBlanc, Leigh M Vanderloo, Elio Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671955/smoking-drinking-and-depression-comorbidity-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Kristen McCarter, Amanda L Baker, Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Wratten, Judith Bauer, Sean A Halpin, Gregory Carter, Alison K Beck, Lucy Leigh, Christopher Oldmeadow
We aimed to determine the prevalence and co-occurrence of tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and depressive symptoms among a sample of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy. A total of 307 HNC patients participated in a multi-site stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the effectiveness of a dietitian-delivered health behavior intervention in patients with HNC undergoing radiotherapy. During week one of radiotherapy patients completed measures of smoking, alcohol consumption, and level of depression...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669089/what-works-and-does-not-work-in-a-self-management-intervention-for-people-with-chronic-pain-qualitative-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
#7
Hemakumar Devan, Leigh Hale, Dagmar Hempel, Barbara Saipe, Meredith A Perry
Background: Self-management interventions fostering self-efficacy improve the well-being of people with chronic pain. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to synthesize the enablers (what works) and barriers (what does not) of incorporating self-management strategies for people in everyday life after completion of a pain self-management intervention. Data Sources: Major electronic databases (MEDLINE, AMED, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and Google Scholar) were searched from inception to July 2016...
May 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668910/a-reactive-balance-rating-method-that-correlates-with-kinematics-after-trip-like-perturbations-on-a-treadmill-and-fall-risk-among-residents-of-older-adult-congregate-housing
#8
Michael L Madigan, Jessica Aviles, Leigh J Allin, Maury A Nussbaum, Neil B Alexander
Background: A growing number of studies are using modified treadmills to train reactive balance after trip-like perturbations that require multiple steps to recover balance. The goal of this study was thus to develop and validate a low-tech reactive balance rating method in the context of trip-like treadmill perturbations to facilitate the implementation of this training outside the research setting. Methods: Thirty-five residents of five senior congregate housing facilities participated in the study...
April 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666280/lsd1-a-single-target-to-combat-lineage-plasticity-in-lethal-prostate-cancer
#9
Leigh Ellis, Massimo Loda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665506/intimate-partner-violence-victimization-and-parenting-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Antonia E Chiesa, Leigh Kallechey, Nicole Harlaar, C Rashaan Ford, Edward F Garrido, William R Betts, Sabine Maguire
Early studies examining parenting in the setting of intimate partner violence (IPV) often focus on abuse by the IPV perpetrator or effects of long term exposure. This review addresses how intimate partner violence impacts victim parenting. Seven databases were searched for the time period 1970-2015. Included were comparative studies involving children 11 years or younger. Quality ranking was based on: confirmation of victim status, consideration of co-perpetration, heterogeneity of the population, and standardization of measurements...
April 14, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661109/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infections-in-custodial-populations-a-systematic-review
#11
Leigh Haysom, Melanie Cross, Rebecca Anastasas, Elizabeth Moore, Stephen Hampton
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in prisons can result in serious morbidity and death. We reviewed rates and risk factors for MRSA infection in custody, searching Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL databases. Between 1997 and 2015, 17 studies reported MRSA skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), with four case reports of MRSA non-SSTI (necrotizing pneumonias, brain abscess, and epiduritis). Significant associations with MRSA SSTI were found: MRSA colonization, previous skin infection, sharing soap or personal items, SSTI presenting as an abscess or furuncle, younger age, non-Caucasian, overweight, communal laundering, infrequent handwashing, lower hygiene score...
April 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660764/prognostic-utility-of-meld-xi-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-undergoing-cardiac-transplantation
#12
Evan D Adams, Nicholas J Jackson, Tim Young, Eugene C DePasquale, Leigh C Reardon
BACKGROUND: MELD-XI (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease eXcluding INR) at cardiac transplant has demonstrated prognostic survival utility, but has not been specifically validated in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) in a registry study. METHODS: Adults undergoing first time orthotopic heart transplant from 2005-2015 in the UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) registry were examined in parallel: ACHD (n=543), ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM, n=6,954) and valvular heart disease (VHD, n=355)...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659469/alloknesis-and-hyperknesis-mechanisms-assessment-methodology-and-clinical-implications-of-itch-sensitization
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Hjalte Holm Andersen, Tasuku Akiyama, Leigh Ann Nattkemper, Antoinette van Laarhoven, Jesper Elberling, Gil Yosipovitch, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
Itch and pain share numerous mechanistic similarities. Patients with chronic itch conditions (for instance atopic dermatitis or neuropathic itch), often experience symptoms such as mechanical alloknesis and hyperknesis. These dysesthesias are analoguous to the pain-associated phenomena allodynia and hyperalgesia, which are often observed, e.g., in neuropathic pain conditions. Mechanical itch dysesthesias represent abnormal sensory states (caused by neuroplastic changes) wherein considerable itch is evoked, for instance by light cutaneous stimuli such as from clothing (alloknesis), or where increased itch is perceived in response to normally itch-evoking stimuli (hyperknesis)...
April 11, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657419/giardiasis-serum-antibodies-and-coproantigens-in-brown-rats-rattus-norvegicus-from-grenada-west-indies
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Keshaw Tiwari, Camille Coomansingh Springer, Alfred Chikweto, Josephine Tang, Yvette Sepulveda, Amanda Leigh Smith, Nia Rametta, Ravindra Nath Sharma
Aim: Giardia is a serious zoonotic parasite, which causes diarrheal disease in humans and animals including rodents. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Giardia spp. in brown rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) in Grenada. Materials and Methods: Intestinal contents from 99 and serum samples from 169 brown rats ( R. norvegicus ) from Grenada were collected. These samples were examined for the Giardia coproantigens using Cryptosporidium / Giardia Quik Chek assay (Tech lab® Inc...
March 2018: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642891/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-legislation-in-canadian-childcare-facilities-an-update
#15
Leigh M Vanderloo, Patricia Tucker
BACKGROUND: Within the childcare sector, physical activity and sedentary behaviors are not legislated at a national level in Canada. Efforts have been undertaken to identify factors within childcare facilities which support and deter physical activity and sedentary behaviors. The purpose of this paper was to provide an amended review of the legislative landscape, at the provincial and territorial level, regarding physical activity and sedentary behaviors (via screen-viewing) in Canadian childcare centers...
April 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642767/the-role-of-social-support-on-depression-among-vulnerable-caregivers-reporting-bidirectional-physical-violence
#16
Leigh E Ridings, Lana O Beasley, Som Bohora, Hannah C Espeleta, Jane F Silovsky
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health concern found across genders, socioeconomic strata, cultures, and ethnicities. While IPV is traditionally examined from either the victim or initiator role, it is also important to consider relationships in which both partners experience and demonstrate violence. The current study examined the relation between IPV chronicity and depression among 403 female caregivers with young children. Specifically, the current study examined the association between bidirectional IPV and depression...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628597/anesthetic-management-in-pediatric-patient-for-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-with-mitochondrial-myopathy-leigh-syndrome
#17
Ebru Tarikçi Kiliç, Nelgin Gerenli, Mehmet Salim Akdemir, Necmi Onur Tastan, Egemen Atag
Leigh syndrome (LS) is a rare disease mainly affecting the central nervous system due to the abnormalities of mitochondrial energy generation and seen in early childhood with progressive loss of movement, mental abilities, seizures, nystagmus, ophthalmoparesis, optic atrophy, ataxia, dystonia, or respiratory failure. Anesthesia and surgery exacerbate the risks of aspiration, wheezing, and breathing difficulties. Tracheal irritability can be stimulated with the efforts of intubation. We report the anesthetic management of a rare case of an 11-year-old boy with a severe form of LS for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625026/biallelic-mutations-in-mrps34-lead-to-instability-of-the-small-mitoribosomal-subunit-and-leigh-syndrome
#18
Nicole J Lake, Bryn D Webb, David A Stroud, Tara R Richman, Benedetta Ruzzenente, Alison G Compton, Hayley S Mountford, Juliette Pulman, Coralie Zangarelli, Marlene Rio, Nathalie Boddaert, Zahra Assouline, Mingma D Sherpa, Eric E Schadt, Sander M Houten, James Byrnes, Elizabeth M McCormick, Zarazuela Zolkipli-Cunningham, Katrina Haude, Zhancheng Zhang, Kyle Retterer, Renkui Bai, Sarah E Calvo, Vamsi K Mootha, John Christodoulou, Agnes Rötig, Aleksandra Filipovska, Ingrid Cristian, Marni J Falk, Metodi D Metodiev, David R Thorburn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623533/psychosocial-health-disparities-among-black-bisexual-men-in-the-u-s-effects-of-sexuality-nondisclosure-and-gay-community-support
#19
M Reuel Friedman, Leigh Bukowski, Lisa A Eaton, Derrick D Matthews, Typhanye V Dyer, Dan Siconolfi, Ron Stall
Compared with Black gay men, Black bisexual men experience psychosocial health disparities, including depression, polydrug use, physical assault, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Black bisexual men are also less likely to disclose their sexuality, which may result in them receiving less sexual minority community support, exacerbating psychosocial health disparities. We assessed relationships between bisexual behavior, bisexual identity, sexuality nondisclosure, gay community support, and psychosocial morbidities among Black men who have sex with men (MSM)...
April 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620437/estimated-u-s-infant-exposures-to-3-mcpd-esters-and-glycidyl-esters-from-consumption-of-infant-formula
#20
Judith H Spungen, Shaun MacMahon, Jessica Leigh, Brenna Flannery, Grace Kim, Stuart Chirtel, Deborah Smegal
A dietary exposure assessment was conducted for 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in infant formulas available for consumption in the U.S. 3-MCPDE and GE are food contaminants generated during the deodorization of refined edible oils, which are used in infant formulas and other foods. 3-MCPDE and GE are of potential toxicological concern because these compounds are metabolized to free 3-MCPD and free glycidol in rodents, and may have the same metabolic fate in humans...
April 5, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
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