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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353291/editorial-impact-of-the-binge-drinking-bd-in-adolescence-are-we-doing-it-right-editorial-impacto-del-consumo-epis%C3%A3-dico-excesivo-de-alcohol-en-la-adolescencia-%C3%A2-lo-estamos-haciendo-bien
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Ana Magdalena Vargas-Martínez, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Eugenia Gil-García, Marta Lima-Serrano
Nowadays, one of the most prevalent patterns of alcohol consumption is called binge drinking (BD). In 2015, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) Group estimated that about 35% of adolescents of 15-16 years old have had at least one BD occasion in the past 30 days while at national level, the series of surveys on the use of drugs in adolescents of secondary education (ESTUDES, 2014-2015) determined that 32.2% of adolescents stated having performed BD in the last month. The aim of this editorial was to update the context of adolescence drinking and analysing the impact of BD by ages, including health and social costs derived...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349253/recreational-marijuana-legalization-and-college-student-use-early-evidence
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Austin M Miller, Robert Rosenman, Benjamin W Cowan
We analyze marijuana use by college undergraduates before and after legalization of recreational marijuana. Using survey data from the National College Health Assessment, we show that students at Washington State University experienced a significant increase in marijuana use after legalization. This increase is larger than would be predicted by national trends. The change is strongest among females, Black students, and Hispanic students. The increase for underage students is as much as for legal-age students...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337600/developing-a-theoretical-foundation-to-change-road-user-behavior-and-improve-traffic-safety-driving-under-the-influence-of-cannabis-duic
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Nicholas J Ward, William Schell, Tara Kelley-Baker, Jay Otto, Kari Finley
OBJECTIVES: This study explored a theoretical model to assess the influence of culture on willingness and intention to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC). This model is expected to guide the design of strategies to change future DUIC behavior in road users. METHODS: This study used a survey methodology to obtain a nationally representative sample (n = 941) from the AmeriSpeak® Panel. Survey items were designed to measure aspects of a proposed definition of traffic safety culture and a predictive model of its relationship to DUIC...
January 16, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336948/the-effect-of-a-potentially-tamper-resistant-oxycodone-formulation-on-opioid-use-and-harm-main-findings-of-the-national-opioid-medications-abuse-deterrence-nomad-study
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Briony Larance, Timothy Dobbins, Amy Peacock, Robert Ali, Raimondo Bruno, Nicholas Lintzeris, Michael Farrell, Louisa Degenhardt
BACKGROUND: Escalation of pharmaceutical opioid use and harm in North America is well-documented, with similar issues emerging in Australia. One response is the development of tamper-resistant formulations of opioids. A potentially tamper-resistant formulation of controlled-release oxycodone was introduced in Australia in April, 2014, rapidly replacing the non-tamper-resistant formulation. Our study is the most systematic and comprehensive examination of the impact of a new opioid formulation to date, assessing the effect of tamper-resistant formulation of controlled-release oxycodone on population-level opioid use and opioid-related harm (ie, overdose, help-seeking, and treatment-seeking); and opioid use, tampering, and preference for the tamper-resistant formulation of controlled-release oxycodone compared with other drugs or formulations among sentinel populations likely to tamper with pharmaceutical opioids...
January 10, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334004/examining-residence-status-as-a-risk-factor-for-health-risk-behaviors-among-college-students
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Angelo M DiBello, Madeline B Benz, Mary Beth Miller, Jennifer E Merrill, Kate B Carey
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate college student residence as a unique risk factor for a range of negative health behaviors. PARTICIPANTS: We examined data from 63,555 students (66% female) from 157 campuses who completed the National College Health Assessment Survey in Spring 2011. METHODS: Participants answered questions about the frequency of recent use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and illicit drugs as well as sexual risk behavior in the last 30 days...
January 15, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327367/the-free-healthcare-initiative-in-sierra-leone-evaluating-a-health-system-reform-2010-2015
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Sophie Witter, Nouria Brikci, Tim Harris, Richard Williams, Sarah Keen, Ana Mujica, Alex Jones, Alex Murray-Zmijewski, Barbara Bale, Bailah Leigh, Ade Renner
This article presents the findings of a theory-based evaluation of the Sierra Leone Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), using mixed methods. Analytical approaches included time-series analysis of national survey data to examine mortality and morbidity trends, as well as modelling of impact using the Lives Saved Tool and expenditure trend analysis. We find that the FHCI responded to a clear need in Sierra Leone, was well designed to bring about needed changes in the health system to deliver services to the target beneficiaries, and did indeed bring funds and momentum to produce important systemic reforms...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324732/tobacco-product-use-among-military-veterans-united-states-2010-2015
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Satomi Odani, Israel T Agaku, Corinne M Graffunder, Michael A Tynan, Brian S Armour
In 2015, an estimated 18.8 million U.S. adults were military veterans (1). Although the prevalence of tobacco-attributable conditions is high among veterans (2), there is a paucity of data on use of tobacco products, other than cigarettes, in this population. To monitor tobacco product use among veterans, CDC analyzed self-reported current (i.e., past 30-day) use of five tobacco product types (cigarettes, cigars [big cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars], roll-your-own tobacco, pipes, and smokeless tobacco [chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or snus]) from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317920/indonesian-pharmacists-and-pharmacy-students-attitudes-towards-collaboration-with-physicians
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Adji P Setiadi, Yosi Wibowo, Sylvi Irawati, Eko Setiawan, Bobby Presley, Sajni Gudka, Ari S Wardhani
Background: Recent implementation of national health coverage and the increasing health burden in Indonesia require health professionals, including pharmacists, to work more collaboratively to improve access and quality of health care. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about Indonesian pharmacists' attitude towards collaboration. Objective: To assess and compare the attitude of Indonesian pharmacy students and pharmacists towards collaboration with physicians...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316141/the-association-of-hypoglycaemia-severity-and-clinical-patient-reported-and-economic-outcomes-in-us-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-using-basal-insulin
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Luigi F Meneghini, Lulu Lee, Shaloo Gupta, Ron Preblick
AIMS: To evaluate the clinical and patient-reported outcomes and healthcare utilization and costs associated with patient-reported hypoglycaemia in US adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) treated with basal insulin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional, survey-based study of adults with T2D on basal insulin ± oral antidiabetes drugs (OADs) or rapid-acting/premix insulin who had in the past ever experienced hypoglycaemia, using US data from the National Health and Wellness Survey...
January 5, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313738/abstention-from-drug-use-and-delinquency-increasing-among-youth-in-the-united-states-2002-2014
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Michael G Vaughn, Erik J Nelson, Sehun Oh, Christopher P Salas-Wright, Matt DeLisi, Katie J Holzer
BACKGROUND: Trends in abstaining from substance use and delinquency among adolescent's ages 12-17 in the United States was examined. METHODS: Data was derived from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) involving non-Hispanic white, African American, and Hispanic respondents (n = 98,620) and spanning the years 2002-2014. Logistic regression was used to examine significance of trend year and correlates of low-risk and high-risk behavioral groups relative to abstaining...
January 9, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304463/management-of-qt-prolongation-induced-by-anti-cancer-drugs-target-therapy-and-old-agents-different-algorithms-for-different-drugs
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REVIEW
Carmela Coppola, Anna Rienzo, Giovanna Piscopo, Antonio Barbieri, Claudio Arra, Nicola Maurea
The side effects of anticancer drugs still play a critical role in survival and quality of life. Although the recent progresses of cancer therapies have significantly improved the prognosis of oncologic patients, side effects of antineoplastic treatments are still responsible for the increased mortality of cancer survivors. Cardiovascular toxicity is the most dangerous adverse effect induced by anticancer therapies. A survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination, showed that 1807 cancer survivors followed up for seven years: 51% died of cancer and 33% of heart disease (Vejpongsa and Yeh, 2014)...
December 6, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301664/national-trends-in-the-prevalence-of-suicidal-ideation-and-behavior-among-young-adults-and-receipt-of-mental-health-care-among-suicidal-young-adults
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Beth Han, Wilson M Compton, Carlos Blanco, Lisa Colpe, Larke Huang, Richard McKeon
OBJECTIVE: This study examined national trends in the prevalence of suicidal ideation and behavior among young adults and receipt of mental health care among suicidal young adults. METHOD: We examined restricted data from 145,800 persons aged 18 to 25 years who participated in the 2009 to 2015 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. Descriptive analyses and bivariable and multivariable logistic regressions were applied. RESULTS: Among US young adults during 2009 to 2015, the 12-month prevalence of suicidal ideation increased from 6...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300122/characterizing-blunt-smokers-by-their-acquisition-of-cannabis
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David S Timberlake
BACKGROUND: Ethnographers have reported that young, urban males embraced blunt smoking in response to the crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged their neighborhoods in the 1980s. But, recent survey data has indicated high rates of other illicit drug use among blunt smokers. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the association between blunt smoking and cannabis acquisition as a potential explanation for the correlation with other illicit drug use. METHODS: The sample consisted of participants from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) who reported use of cannabis or blunts in the prior month (n = 6,040)...
January 4, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298715/the-potential-of-task-shifting-selected-maternal-interventions-to-auxiliary-midwives-in-myanmar-a-mixed-method-study
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Kyu Kyu Than, Khaing Nwe Tin, Thazin La, Kyaw Soe Thant, Theingi Myint, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters, Alison Morgan
BACKGROUND: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible. This study aims to examine the role of AMWs in Myanmar and to assess the current practices of three proposed essential maternal interventions (oral supplement distribution to pregnant women; administration of misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage; management of puerperal sepsis with oral antibiotics) in order to facilitate a formal integration of these tasks to AMWs in Myanmar...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298670/factors-influencing-deliveries-at-health-facilities-in-a-rural-maasai-community-in-magadi-sub-county-kenya
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Sarah Karanja, Richard Gichuki, Patrick Igunza, Samuel Muhula, Peter Ofware, Josephine Lesiamon, Lepantas Leshore, Lenny Bazira Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe, Josephat Nyagero, Nancy Binkin, David Ojakaa
BACKGROUND: In response to poor maternal, newborn, and child health indicators in Magadi sub-county, the "Boma" model was launched to promote health facility delivery by establishing community health units and training community health volunteers (CHVs) and traditional birth attendants (TBAs) as safe motherhood promoters. As a result, health facility delivery increased from 14% to 24%, still considerably below the national average (61%). We therefore conducted this study to determine factors influencing health facility delivery and describe barriers and motivators to the same...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295811/stage-based-mobile-intervention-for-substance-use-disorders-in-primary-care-development-and-test-of-acceptability
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Deborah Levesque, Cindy Umanzor, Emma de Aguiar
BACKGROUND: In 2016, 21 million Americans aged 12 years and older needed treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD). However, only 10% to 11% of individuals requiring SUD treatment received it. Given their access to patients, primary care providers are in a unique position to perform universal Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to identify individuals at risk, fill gaps in services, and make referrals to specialty treatment when indicated. Major barriers to SBIRT include limited time among providers and low motivation to change among many patients...
January 2, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286590/the-association-between-sleep-apnea-and-suicidal-thought-and-behavior-an-analysis-of-national-survey-data
#17
Todd M Bishop, Lisham Ashrafioun, Wilfred R Pigeon
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbances have been associated with increased risk for suicidal thought and behavior. The literature in regard to sleep and suicide, however, has focused predominantly on generalized sleep disturbance or insomnia. The purpose of the current study is to examine relationships among sleep apnea and suicidal thought and behavior using a nationally representative sample. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 2014 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281557/gender-differences-in-the-relationships-among-young-adults-religiosity-risk-perception-and-marijuana-use-a-moderated-mediation-model
#18
Audrey Hang Hai
BACKGROUND: Studies show that religiosity is a protective factor against marijuana use. Given many religions' teachings to promote risk perception of substance use, risk perception possibly mediates the relationship between religiosity and marijuana use. Moreover, since males and females differ in religiosity, risk perception, and marijuana use, gender may moderate religiosity's indirect effect on marijuana use through risk perception and religiosity's direct effect on marijuana use. Despite substantial research on religiosity and adolescent marijuana use, little research has targeted the young adult population...
December 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261341/benefit-requirements-for-substance-use-disorder-treatment-in-state-health-insurance-exchanges
#19
Bikki Tran Smith, Kathleen Seaton, Christina Andrews, Colleen M Grogan, Amanda Abraham, Harold Pollack, Peter Friedmann, Keith Humphreys
BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, state health insurance exchanges have greatly expanded substance use disorder (SUD) treatment coverage in the United States as qualified health plans (QHPs) within the exchanges are required to conform to parity provisions laid out by the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). Coverage improvements, however, have not been even as states have wide discretion over how they meet these regulations. OBJECTIVE: How states regulate SUD treatment benefits offered by QHPs has implications for the accessibility and quality of care...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241602/the-incidence-of-abortion-and-unintended-pregnancy-in-india-2015
#20
Susheela Singh, Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya, Ann M Moore, Melissa Stillman, Manas R Pradhan, Jennifer J Frost, Harihar Sahoo, Manoj Alagarajan, Rubina Hussain, Aparna Sundaram, Michael Vlassoff, Shveta Kalyanwala, Alyssa Browne
BACKGROUND: Reliable information on the incidence of induced abortion in India is lacking. Official statistics and national surveys provide incomplete coverage. Since the early 2000s, medication abortion has become increasingly available, improving the way women obtain abortions. The aim of this study was to estimate the national incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy for 2015. METHODS: National abortion incidence was estimated through three separate components: abortions (medication and surgical) in facilities (including private sector, public sector, and non-governmental organisations [NGOs]); medication abortions outside facilities; and abortions outside of facilities and with methods other than medication abortion...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
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