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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346662/shifting-determinants-of-health-inequalities-in-unstable-times-portugal-as-a-case-study
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Inês Campos-Matos, Giuliano Russo, Luzia Gonçalves
Background: We explore how health inequalities (HI) changed in Portugal over the last decade, considering it is one of the most unequal European countries and has gone through major economic changes. We describe how inequalities in limitations changed considering different socioeconomic determinants, in order to understand what drove changes in HI. Methods: We used cross-sectional waves from the European Survey on Income and Living Conditions database to determine how inequalities in health limitations changed between 2004 and 2014 in Portugal in residents aged 16 years and over...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346523/timed-up-and-go-test-and-future-dementia-occurrence
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Ji Eun Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Su-Min Jeong, Ki Young Son, Belong Cho, Jong Lull Yoon, Byung Joo Park, In Soon Kwon, Jinkook Lee, SangYun Kim
Background: This study evaluated whether baseline results of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is associated with future dementia occurrence. Methods: Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort database, we identified 49 283 subjects without a dementia diagnosis who participated in the National Screening Program for Transitional Ages at 66 years of age during 2007-2012. Gait impairment was defined as taking longer than 10 seconds to perform the TUG test...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346353/the-burden-of-cancer-in-25-29-year-olds-in-new-zealand-a-case-for-a-wider-adolescent-and-young-adult-age-range
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Kirsten R Ballantine, Victoria Utley, Heidi Watson, Michael J Sullivan, Ruth Spearing
AIMS: New Zealand currently defines the adolescent and young adult (AYA) group for cancer services as young people 12-24 years of age, while other countries favour a designation of 15-29 years. This study was undertaken to compare cancer incidence and survival among 25-29 year olds to New Zealand's younger AYA population and to assess survival for our 15-29 year population against international benchmarks. METHODS: Diagnostic and demographic information for cancer registrations between 2000 and 2009 for 25-29 year olds was obtained from the New Zealand Cancer Registry...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345633/impacts-of-an-exercise-program-and-motivational-telephone-counseling-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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JuHee Lee, MoonKi Choi, Yonju Yoo, Sangwoo Ahn, Justin Y Jeon, Ji Young Kim, Ji Yong Byun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the effects of group exercise and telephone counseling on physical and psychosocial health in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: This was a quasiexperimental study with a nonequivalent control group. METHODS: This study took place in Seoul, South Korea. Twenty-two and 20 subjects participated in the intervention and comparison groups, respectively. The intervention group performed group exercises twice a week and received motivational telephone counseling every 2 weeks for 12 weeks...
November 14, 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345591/should-antithrombotic-treatment-strategies-in-east-asians-differ-from-caucasians-focused-on-acs-or-pci-treated-patients
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Jae Seok Bae, Jong-Hwa Ahn, Udaya Tantry, Paul A Gurbel, Young-Hoon Jeong
With over 1.5 billion people, East Asians are the most populous race in the world. Health status in this population is an important global issue. In the contemporary trials of antithrombotic treatment, East Asian patients have a lower risk for atherothrombotic diseases (especially, coronary artery disease [CAD]) and a higher risk for bleeding (especially, gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke). Despite these observations, antithrombotic treatment strategies in East Asian patients are mainly based on the American or European guidelines that are derived from randomized, controlled trials including mostly Caucasians...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345578/searching-for-new-targets-and-treatments-in-the-battle-against-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-with-specific-focus-on-tumours-of-the-tongue
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Nicola Sgaramella, Xiaolian Gu, Linda Boldrup, Philip J Coates, Robin Fahraeus, Luigi Califano, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Giuseppe Colella, Lena Norberg Spaak, Adrian Strom, Torben Wilms, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Mario Santagata, Lotta Loljung, Riccardo Rossiello, Karin Danielsson, Klas Strindlund, Sandra Lillqvist, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, SCCHN, is a heterogeneous group of tumours not only concerning site of origin but also regarding aetiology. The 5-year survival for the whole group of SCCHN tumours has not significantly improved over the last 20-25 years. Apart from tumour spread to lymph nodes, N status, gains and losses of specific chromosomes are the only factors shown to be independent prognostic markers for these tumours. Worldwide an increasing number of people ? 40 years are seen being affected by tongue SCC, the most common tumour within the SCCHN group...
January 16, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345501/-it-s-nothing-you-could-ever-prepare-anyone-for-the-experiences-of-young-people-and-their-families-following-parental-stroke
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Clare Coppock, Scott Ferguson, Anna Green, David Winter
AIMS: This study sought to explore the experiences of young people (aged 8-16) and their families following parental acquired brain injury (ABI), with the aim of developing an understanding of the ways in which members of a family make sense of events post-injury, and to consider the implications of different perspectives on adjustment and coping. DESIGN: The study applied a qualitative approach using a thematic analysis methodology. PROCEDURE: Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 individuals from three families affected by parental stroke...
January 18, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345224/therapy-interventions-for-children-with-neurodisabilities-a-qualitative-scoping-study
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Bryony Beresford, Susan Clarke, Jane Maddison
BACKGROUND: Therapy interventions emerged four times in the top 10 research priorities in a James Lind Alliance research prioritisation exercise for children with neurodisabilities (Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, et al. Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006233). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned this study as part of an information-gathering exercise in response to this...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344967/predictive-neuromechanical-simulations-indicate-why-walking-performance-declines-with-aging
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Seungmoon Song, Hartmut Geyer
Healthy elderly people walk slower and energetically less efficiently than young adults. This decline in walking performance lowers the quality of life for a growing aging population, and understanding its physiological origin is critical for devising interventions that can delay or revert it. However, the origin of the decline in walking performance remains unknown, as aging produces a range of physiological changes whose individual effects on gait are difficult to separate in experiments with human subjects...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340913/a-randomized-pilot-trial-of-a-novel-behavioral-intervention-for-chronic-pain-tailored-to-individuals-with-hiv
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Jessica S Merlin, Andrew O Westfall, Dustin Long, Susan Davies, Michael Saag, William Demonte, Sarah Young, Robert D Kerns, Matthew J Bair, Stefan Kertesz, Janet M Turan, Meredith Kilgore, Olivio J Clay, Joanna Starrels, Dorothy Pekmezi, Mallory O Johnson
Chronic pain is an important and understudied comorbidity in people living with HIV (PLWH). We conducted a pilot trial of Skills TO Manage Pain (STOMP), an innovative social cognitive theory-based pain self-management intervention tailored to PLWH, to assess feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy. Eligibility criteria included being HIV+, ≥ moderate pain for ≥ 3 months and a score of ≥ 4 on the three-item PEG pain severity and interference scale. Participants were randomized in a 1:1 fashion to STOMP or a usual care comparison...
January 16, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340446/-tensions-and-contradictions-in-government-interventions-for-the-promotion-of-breastfeeding
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Rosa María Ramos Rodríguez, María Gabriela Hernández González
With the purpose of shedding light on the decrease in the practice of breastfeeding in rural areas of Mexico, this article looks at the current biomedical model and the policies and actions to promote breastfeeding derived from the model's theoretical approach. The article also discusses operational strategies of the governmental social welfare program Oportunidades. For this purpose, the study utilizes the testimonies of 39 young breastfeeding mothers, 11 mothers and grandmothers and 12 members of the health staff in the Nahuatl population of Cuentepec, Morelos, Mexico, which were collected during a previous study in 2008 and 2009...
October 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338884/cervical-proprioception-in-a-young-population-who-spend-long-periods-on-mobile-devices-a-2-group-comparative-observational-study
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Andrew Portelli, Susan A Reid
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if young people with insidious-onset neck pain who spend long periods on mobile electronic devices (known as "text neck") have impaired cervical proprioception and if this is related to time on devices. METHODS: A 2-group comparative observational study was conducted at an Australian university. Twenty-two participants with text neck and 22 asymptomatic controls, all of whom were 18 to 35 years old and spent ≥4 hours per day on unsupported electronic devices, were assessed using the head repositioning accuracy (HRA) test...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338329/making-a-university-community-more-dementia-friendly-through-participation-in-an-intergenerational-choir
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Phyllis Braudy Harris, Cynthia Anne Caporella
A dementia friendly community is one that is informed about dementia, respectful and inclusive of people with dementia and their families, provides support, promotes empowerment, and fosters quality of life. This study presents data from four cohorts of undergraduate college students and people with dementia and their family members, using an intergenerational choir as the process through which to begin to create a dementia friendly community. This was accomplished by breaking down the stereotypes and misunderstandings that young adults have about people with dementia, thus allowing their commonalities and the strengths of the people living with dementia to become more visible...
January 1, 2018: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338025/adolescent-cohorts-assessing-growth-cardiovascular-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Joseph L Ward, Katherine Harrison, Russell M Viner, Anthony Costello, Michelle Heys
INTRODUCTION: Life-course studies are needed to explore how exposures during adolescence, particularly puberty, contribute to later cardiovascular risk and cognitive health in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), where 90% of the world's young people live. The extent of any existing cohorts investigating these outcomes in LMIC has not previously been described. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review to identify population cohort studies of adolescents in LMIC that assessed anthropometry and any of cardiovascular risk (blood pressure, physical activity, plasma glucose/lipid profile and substance misuse), puberty (age at menarche, Tanner staging, or other form of pubertal staging) or cognitive outcomes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337762/tinnitus-and-auditory-perception-after-a-history-of-noise-exposure-relationship-to-auditory-brainstem-response-measures
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Naomi F Bramhall, Dawn Konrad-Martin, Garnett P McMillan
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave I amplitude is associated with measures of auditory perception in young people with normal distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) and varying levels of noise exposure history. DESIGN: Tinnitus, loudness tolerance, and speech perception ability were measured in 31 young military Veterans and 43 non-Veterans (19 to 35 years of age) with normal pure-tone thresholds and DPOAEs. Speech perception was evaluated in quiet using Northwestern University Auditory Test (NU-6) word lists and in background noise using the words in noise (WIN) test...
January 15, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336705/-thinking-about-the-future-what-s-gonna-happen-how-young-people-in-sweden-who-neither-work-nor-study-perceive-life-experiences-in-relation-to-health-and-well-being
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Ulrika Lögdberg, Bo Nilsson, Catrine Kostenius
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore how young people in Sweden who neither work nor study perceive life experiences in relation to health and well-being. METHODS: A task-based interview technique was used and data was analysed with qualitative content analysis. Interviews were conducted with 16 participants aged 16-20 who were unemployed and not eligible for upper secondary school, or who had dropped out of school. RESULTS: Three themes emerged from the analysis illustrating how the young people perceive their life experiences in relation to health and well-being: Struggling with hardships in the absence of caring connections, Feeling good when closely connected to others, and Being forced to question what has been taken for granted...
December 2018: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336699/persistent-ambivalence-theorizing-queer-east-german-studies
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Kyle Frackman
The German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) had an ambivalent relationship with homosexuality. Under the principles of socialism, everyone was welcome to contribute to the greater good. The situation for queer people, here lesbians and gay men, was different: one of illegality and invisibility. A difficulty in analyzing these experiences is the theory and methodology necessary to find them and draw them together in an historical narrative. This essay offers a mode of analysis in which theories of affect illustrate long-term trends in East German conceptualizations of same-sex sexuality...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336666/educational-needs-of-health-professionals-caring-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Natalie K Bradford, Rebecca Greenslade, Rachel M Edwards, Rebekah Orford, Jane Roach, Roslyn Henney
BACKGROUND: Young people with cancer have distinct clinical and psychosocial needs during and after cancer treatment. However, as adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer is rare, and only recently recognized as specialty, health professionals may not have the skills, competence, and confidence to meet the needs of the young patient with cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the learning needs of health professionals providing cancer care to adolescents and young adults before and following the introduction of a state-wide AYA cancer education program...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336507/-learn-ing-what-is-important-to-children-and-young-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-when-they-are-in-hospital
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K Oulton, D Sell, F Gibson
BACKGROUND: The need to review health service provision for children and young people (CYP) with disabilities and their families in the United Kingdom has been expressed in multiple reports: the most consistent message being that services need to be tailored to meet their individual needs. Our aim was to understand the hospital-related needs and experiences of CYP with intellectual disabilities. METHOD: An ethnographic study of a neurosciences ward and outpatient department was conducted within a paediatric tertiary hospital setting...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335277/adverse-effects-of-caffeinated-energy-drinks-among-youth-and-young-adults-in-canada-a-web-based-survey
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David Hammond, Jessica L Reid, Sara Zukowski
BACKGROUND: Energy drink consumption has increased dramatically among young Canadians, with anecdotal evidence of adverse health effects. There is a lack of population-based studies to examine the prevalence of adverse events from energy drinks, particularly among young people. The current study sought to assess adverse events from energy drinks among a population-based sample of youth and young adults in Canada. METHODS: An online survey was conducted in 2015 with a national sample of youth (aged 12-17 yr) and young adults (aged 18-24 yr) recruited from a consumer panel...
January 9, 2018: CMAJ Open
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