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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526357/universal-motorcycle-helmet-laws-to-reduce-injuries-a-community-guide-systematic-review
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Yinan Peng, Namita Vaidya, Ramona Finnie, Jeffrey Reynolds, Cristian Dumitru, Gibril Njie, Randy Elder, Rebecca Ivers, Chika Sakashita, Ruth A Shults, David A Sleet, Richard P Compton
CONTEXT: Motorcycle crashes account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries in the U.S. Motorcycle helmet use can lead to an estimated 42% reduction in risk for fatal injuries and a 69% reduction in risk for head injuries. However, helmet use in the U.S. has been declining and was at 60% in 2013. The current review examines the effectiveness of motorcycle helmet laws in increasing helmet use and reducing motorcycle-related deaths and injuries. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Databases relevant to health or transportation were searched from database inception to August 2012...
June 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525551/who-among-the-elderly-is-most-vulnerable-to-exposure-and-health-risks-of-pm2-5-from-wildfire-smoke
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Jia Coco Liu, Ander Wilson, Loretta J Mickley, Keita Ebisu, Melissa P Sulprizio, Yun Wang, Roger D Peng, Xu Yue, Francesca Dominici, Michelle L Bell
Wildfires burn over 7 million US acres annually, according to the US Forest Service. Little is known regarding which subpopulations are more vulnerable to health risks from wildfire smoke, including fine particles. We estimated exposure to fine particles specifically from wildfires and associations between wildfire-specific fine particles and respiratory hospital admissions for subpopulations > 65 years in the Western US (2004-2009). Higher fractions of Blacks and people in urban counties and in California are exposed to > 1 smoke wave (high-pollution episodes from wildfire smoke) compared to other populations...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510998/new-onset-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-patients-receiving-hiv-care-at-newlands-clinic-harare-zimbabwe-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Cleophas Chimbetete, Catrina Mugglin, Tinei Shamu, Bindu Kalesan, Barbara Bertisch, Matthias Egger, Olivia Keiser
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence and associated factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe. METHODS: We analyzed data of all HIV-infected patients older than 16 years who attended Newlands Clinic between March 1, 2004 and April 29, 2015. The clinic considers patients whose random blood sugar is higher than 11.1 mmol/L and which is confirmed by a fasting blood sugar higher than 7.0 mmol/L to have T2DM. T2DM is also diagnosed in symptomatic patients who have a RBS >11...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508408/variations-in-status-of-preparation-of-personal-protective-equipment-for-preventing-norovirus-gastroenteritis-in-long-term-care-facilities-for-the-elderly
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Saori Fujiki, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Takeo Nakayama
RATIONALE, AIM, AND OBJECTIVES: Residents of long-term care facilities are highly susceptible to norovirus gastroenteritis, and each facility is concerned about the need to implement norovirus infection control. Among control measures, personal protective equipment (PPE), such as disposable gloves and masks, plays a major role in reducing infectious spread. However, the preparation status of PPE in facilities before infection outbreaks has not been reported. The aim was to clarify the implementation status of preventive measures for norovirus gastroenteritis and the cost of preparing the necessary PPE in long-term care facilities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505140/self-management-group-exercise-extends-healthy-life-expectancy-in-frail-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Minoru Yamada, Hidenori Arai
Preventing frailty and its adverse health outcomes is crucial in countries with a large elderly population, such as Japan. Since the long-term care insurance (LTCI) system was launched, the number of certified older adults with LTCI service requirement has continued to increase. This is a serious problem, because the LTCI service requirement certification is equivalent to disability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a self-management group intervention on new LTCI service requirement certifications in community-dwelling older adults in Japan...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503199/the-aachen-fall-prevention-app-a-smartphone-application-app-for-the-self-assessment-of-elderly-patients-at-risk-for-ground-level-falls
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Peter Rasche, Alexander Mertens, Christina Bröhl, Sabine Theis, Tobias Seinsch, Matthias Wille, Hans-Christoph Pape, Matthias Knobe
BACKGROUND: Fall incidents are a major problem for patients and healthcare. The "Aachen Fall Prevention App" (AFPA) represents the first mobile Health (mHealth) application (app) empowering older patients (persons 50+ years) to self-assess and monitor their individual fall risk. Self-assessment is based on the "Aachen Fall Prevention Scale," which consists of three steps. First, patients answer ten standardized yes-no questions (positive criterion ≥ 5 "Yes" responses). Second, a ten-second test of free standing without compensatory movement is performed (positive criterion: compensatory movement)...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500017/tablet-based-well-being-check-for-the-elderly-development-and-evaluation-of-usability-and-acceptability
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Pradeep Ray, Junhua Li, Arni Ariani, Vasvi Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Many elderly people prefer to live at home independently. One of the major concerns raised by the family members is the safety and well-being of their elderly family members when living independently in a home environment. To address this issue, assistive technology solutions have been available in the market. Despite their availability and proliferation, these types of solutions are not popular with the elderly due to their intrusive nature, privacy-related issues, social stigma, and fear of losing human interaction...
May 12, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498857/cost-effectiveness-of-pneumococcal-vaccination-strategies-for-the-elderly-in-korea
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Jung Yeon Heo, Yu Bin Seo, Won Suk Choi, Jacob Lee, Ji Yun Noh, Hye Won Jeong, Woo Joo Kim, Min Ja Kim, Hee Young Lee, Joon Young Song
BACKGROUND: Although the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) showed good efficacy against pneumococcal disease in the the CAPiTA trial, the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (PPSV23) program has been ongoing for older adults aged ≥ 65 years in Korea since May of 2013. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the current vaccination strategy (a single-dose PPSV23 vaccination) compared to a single-dose PCV13 vaccination and sequential PCV13-PPSV23 vaccinations in the elderly population aged ≥ 65 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497666/serious-dysphagia-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-long-term-incidence-in-a-national-cohort
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Wu-Fu Chung, Shih-Wei Liu, Liang-Chung Huang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Fu Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is often self-limiting after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), its incidence, risks, and long-term outcomes remain unclear. The present study aimed to analyze dysphagia up to 5 years post-ACDF using a nation-scaled cohort. METHODS: Incidences of permanent dysphagia requiring nasogastric-tube feeding after ACDF were analyzed using three million-sample cohorts derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494481/enhanced-hip-fracture-management-use-of-statistical-methods-and-dataset-to-evaluate-a-fractured-neck-of-femur-fast-track-pathway-pilot-study
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Nigel Gilchrist, Kristian Dalzell, Scott Pearson, Gary Hooper, Kit Hoeben, Jeremy Hickling, John McKie, Ma Yi, Sandra Chamberlain, Caroline McCullough, Marc Gutenstein
The increasing elderly population and subsequent rise in total hip fracture(s) in this group means more effective management strategies are necessary to improve efficiency. We have changed our patient care strategy from the emergency department (ED), acute orthopaedic wards, operating theatre, post-operation and rehabilitation, and called it Fracture Neck of Femur Fast Track Pathway. All clinical data and actions were captured, integrated and displayed on a weekly basis using 'signalfromnoise' (SFN) software...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492771/functional-disability-indicators-and-associated-factors-in-the-elderly-a-population-based-study-in-bag%C3%A3-rio-grande-do-sul-brazil
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Juliana Damasceno Nunes, Mirelle de Oliveira Saes, Bruno Pereira Nunes, Fernando Carlos Vinholes Siqueira, Deisi Cardoso Soares, Maria Elizabeth Gastal Fassa, Elaine Thumé, Luiz Augusto Facchini
OBJECTIVE: to estimate the prevalence of functional disability in basic and instrumental daily activities and associated factors in elderly who live in the urban area of Bagé-RS, Brazil. METHODS: this is a population-based cross-sectional study, conducted in 2008; functional disability was defined by basic and instrumental daily activities, using Katz index and Lawton and Brody scale; Poisson regression was used for crude and adjusted analyses. RESULTS: 1,593 elderly individuals were investigated; the prevalence of disability for basic activities was of 10...
April 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492456/calmer-life-a-hybrid-effectiveness-implementation-trial-for-late-life-anxiety-conducted-in-low-income-mental-health-underserved-communities
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Srijana Shrestha, Nancy Wilson, Mark E Kunik, Paula Wagener, Amber B Amspoker, Terri Barrera, Jessica Freshour, Cynthia Kraus-Schuman, Jane Bavineau, Maria Turner, Melinda A Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety is common among older adults and is associated with multiple negative outcomes. Late-life anxiety is usually unrecognized by providers and undertreated, although evidence supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment. Access to mental health care is especially poor among African American seniors. New treatment models are needed to expand the reach of mental health care to minority elders. METHODS: Our article outlines a study designed to test the effectiveness and implementation potential of Calmer Life (CL), a community-based, person-centered, flexible and culturally tailored intervention for late-life anxiety and worry, offered in low-income, mental health-underserved and predominantly African American communities...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487009/real-world-prescribing-patterns-of-long-acting-benzodiazepine-for-elderly-koreans-in-2013%C3%A2
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So Yun Park, SeungJin Bae, Ju-Young Shin
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of prescriptions to long-acting benzodiazepines (BZDs) among elderly outpatients in Korea in 2013 and analyze the factors that led to inappropriate prescription practices. METHODS: Using the Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patients Sample database in 2013, we estimated the pattern of BZD prescription among elderly outpatients. BZDs were categorized as long-acting (half-life (T1/2) ≥ 20 hours) or short-acting (T1/2...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484666/hearing-and-balance-disorders-in-the-state-of-hawai-i-demographics-and-demand-for-services
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Mohsin Ahmed M Shaikh, James W Hall, Cindy McManus, Henry L Lew
Hearing and balance disorders affect people of all ages. Among children, hearing loss affects speech and language development, academic performance, and psychosocial development. Hearing loss in adults negatively impacts work productivity, cognitive function, and psychosocial status. Prevalence of hearing loss in children in Hawai'i is higher than the national average. Research indicates that hearing loss is a prevalent condition among veterans and advanced age adults. This is of particular concern in Hawai'i as the state is home to many military training facilities and has a large elderly population...
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479077/care-models-for-polypathological-patients
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A Fernández Moyano, J M Machín Lázaro, M D Martín Escalante, M B Aller Hernandez, I Vallejo Maroto
Polypathological patients have specific clinical, functional, psychoaffective, social, family and spiritual characteristics. These patients are generally elderly and frail and have frequent decompensations. They frequently use healthcare resources, have significant functional impairment and have a high index of dependence. This results in a significant social impact, high mortality and a high consumption of resources. The current healthcare models have not answered these needs, which causes problems with accessibility to healthcare services, a lack of coordination among these services, a higher probability of adverse events related to polypharmacy and a high consumption of resources...
May 4, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476126/key-aspects-related-to-implementation-of-risk-stratification-in-health-care-systems-the-assehs-study
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Joana Mora, Miren David Iturralde, Lucía Prieto, Cristina Domingo, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Catalina Martínez-Carazo, Anna Giné March, Daniele De Massari, Tino Martí, Marco Nalin, Francesca Avolio, Jean Bousquet, Esteban de Manuel Keenoy
BACKGROUND: The lack of proven efficacy of new healthcare interventions represents a problem for health systems globally. It is partly related to suboptimal implementation processes, leading to poor adoption of new interventions. Activation of Stratification Strategies and Results of the interventions on frail patients of Healthcare Services (ASSEHS) EU project (N° 2013 12 04) aims to study current existing health Risk Stratification (RS) strategies and tools on frail elderly patients...
May 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474412/mental-health-literacy-in-korean-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Young Sun Kim, Hee Yun Lee, Mi Hwa Lee, Tina Simms, Byung Hyun Park
INTRODUCTIO: Korea is experiencing rapid population aging, spurring an increased need for mental health services for the elderly. Approximately one-third of Korean older adults experience depressive symptoms, and Korea has the highest elder suicide rate among 34 developed nations. Mental health literacy is an important component of promoting mental health, yet studies on the concept have been conducted in few countries. AIM: This study examines the level of mental health literacy among Korean older adults, and identifies factors associated with their mental health literacy...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472461/patient-reported-impact-of-after-hours-house-call-services-on-the-utilization-of-emergency-department-services-in-australia
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Chris O Ifediora, Gary D Rogers
Objectives.: This paper explores, from the patients' perspective, the likely impact of the Australian after-hours house-call (AHHC) medical services on emergency department (ED) presentations. This has become imperative given the significant cost difference between patient presentations to either the AHHC or ED and their practical implications for health care funding. Design, setting and participants.: A cross-sectional, self-reported survey of all 10 838 patients in Australia known to have patronized AHHC services over the last week of January 2016...
May 2, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471574/frailty-transitions-in-community-dwelling-older-people
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Netta Bentur, Shelley A Sternberg, Jennifer Shuldiner
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a dynamic process with transitions over time. OBJECTIVES: To examine frailty transitions and their relationship to utilization of health services. METHODS: Frailty status using the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) was determined for 608 community-dwelling older people interviewed in a 2008 national survey and for 281 re-interviewed in 2014. The effect of frailty on death 6 years later was assessed using Cox proportional hazards analysis...
August 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462035/whole-genome-sequencing-of-group-a-streptococcus-development-and-evaluation-of-an-automated-pipeline-for-emmgene-typing
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Georgia Kapatai, Juliana Coelho, Steven Platt, Victoria J Chalker
Streptococcus pyogenes group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections, and can cause mild to severe skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, as well as systemic and fatal infections including septicaemia and meningitis. Estimated annual incidence for invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) in industrialised countries is approximately three per 100,000 per year. Typing is currently used in England and Wales to monitor bacterial strains of S...
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