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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150824/legislation-of-direct-to-consumer-genetic-testing-in-europe-a-fragmented-regulatory-landscape
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L Kalokairinou, H C Howard, S Slokenberga, E Fisher, M Flatscher-Thöni, M Hartlev, R van Hellemondt, J Juškevičius, J Kapelenska-Pregowska, P Kováč, L Lovrečić, H Nys, A de Paor, A Phillips, L Prudil, E Rial-Sebbag, C M Romeo Casabona, J Sándor, A Schuster, S Soini, K H Søvig, D Stoffel, T Titma, T Trokanas, P Borry
Despite the increasing availability of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, it is currently unclear how such services are regulated in Europe, due to the lack of EU or national legislation specifically addressing this issue. In this article, we provide an overview of laws that could potentially impact the regulation of DTC genetic testing in 26 European countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150647/impact-of-multidecadal-climate-variability-on-united-kingdom-rickets-rates
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Haris Majeed, G W K Moore
Children who receive inadequate exposure to sunlight have reduced levels of vitamin D, resulting in rickets, a disease that is characterized by bone deformity, stunted growth, and long term pronounced disability. The United Kingdom rickets incidence rates declined from the early 1960's to mid-1990's, after which there was a dramatic increase. The reason for this change is not well understood. Here we show that an important low frequency mode of climate variability, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), with a period of ~60-80 years, has an impact on rickets incidence rates in the United Kingdom through changes in sea level pressure, cloud cover and sunshine duration...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149499/being-there-and-reconnecting-midwives-perceptions-of-the-impact-of-mindfulness-training-on-their-practice
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Louise Hunter, Sarah Snow, Sian Warriner
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain how midwives perceived attending a mindfulness course impacted on their professional practice, particularly in regard to any stress they experienced at work. DESIGN: A qualitative study using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine midwives. SETTING: A large maternity Trust in the United Kingdom. INTERVENTION: An eight-week Mindfulness course, adapted from Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148911/report-from-enhanced-safety-surveillance-of-two-influenza-vaccines-vaxigrip-and-intanza-15%C3%AE-g-in-two-european-countries-during-influenza-season-2016-17-and-comparison-with-2015-16-season
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Anne Laure Chabanon, Hélène Bricout, Céline Ballandras, Audrey Souverain, Timothy David Caroe, Karina M Butler
Passive enhanced safety surveillance (ESS) was implemented in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland for Vaxigrip and Intanza 15µg influenza vaccines during the 2016/17 influenza season. Lessons learned during 2015/16 ESS implementation were integrated and applied towards the current ESS. The primary objective was to estimate the reporting rates of suspected adverse reactions (ARs) occurring within 7 days of vaccination with Vaxigrip or Intanza 15µg. For Vaxigrip (N = 962), 17 vaccinees (1.8%) reported 59 suspected ARs (6...
November 17, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148826/engagement-in-the-overdose-risk-information-orion-e-health-tool-for-opioid-overdose-prevention-and-self-efficacy-a-preliminary-study
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Giuseppe Carrà, Cristina Crocamo, Gerald Humphris, Tommaso Tabacchi, Francesco Bartoli, Julia Neufeind, Norbert Scherbaum, Alexander Baldacchino
Increasing awareness of, and information about, overdose risk is an appropriate approach in risk reduction. e-Health technology in substance use disorders is an opportunity to support behavioral changes related to public health concerns. The present study aimed to evaluate the short-term impact of an innovative e-health psychoeducational software, the Overdose RIsk InfOrmatioN (ORION) tool. The ORION programme provided relevant information to opioid-dependent individuals about the risk of suffering a drug overdose as a result of high risky and dysfunctional behaviors...
November 17, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148368/lack-of-secondary-transmission-of-ebola-virus-from-healthcare-worker-to-238-contacts-united-kingdom-december-2014
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Paul Crook, Alison Smith-Palmer, Helen Maguire, Noel McCarthy, Hilary Kirkbride, Bruce Court, Sanch Kanagarajah, Deborah Turbitt, Syed Ahmed, Paul Cosford, Isabel Oliver
In December 2014, Ebola virus disease (EVD) was diagnosed in a healthcare worker in the United Kingdom after the worker returned from an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone. The worker flew on 2 flights during the early stages of disease. Follow-up of 238 contacts showed no evidence of secondary transmission of Ebola virus.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146836/complete-genome-sequences-of-bk-polyomavirus-strains-from-two-patients-with-urinary-tract-infection-sequenced-using-the-ion-torrent-platform
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Graham Rose, Kyriaki Ranellou, Raju Misra, Colin Crump, David Wooldridge, Surendra Parmar, Christopher Maddren, Saheer Gharbia, Hamid Jalal
BK polyomavirus is an important pathogen in kidney transplant patients. We report here two complete genome sequences, those of isolates CAMB-1035 and CAMB-1055, identified in two urine samples tested for urinary tract infection at a hospital in eastern England, United Kingdom. Variation and phylogenetic analyses indicate that both isolates belong to subtype Ib-1.
November 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145912/facilitators-and-barriers-to-adaptive-implementation-of-the-meeting-centers-support-program-mcsp-in-three-european-countries-the-process-evaluation-within-the-meetingdem-study
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L D Van Mierlo, R Chattat, S Evans, D Brooker, F L Saibene, G Gamberini, E Farina, C Scorolli, D Szcześniak, K M Urbańska, J Rymaszewska, R M Dröes, F J M Meiland
BACKGROUND: In the MEETINGDEM project, the Meeting Centers Support Program (MCSP) was adaptively implemented and evaluated in three European countries: Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to investigate overall and country-specific facilitators and barriers to the implementation of MCSP in these European countries. METHODS: A qualitative multiple case study design was used. Based on the theoretical model of adaptive implementation, a checklist was composed of potential facilitators and barriers to the implementation of MCSP...
November 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145539/socioeconomic-deprivation-household-education-and-employment-are-associated-with-increased-hospital-admissions-and-poor-glycemic-control-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Louise J Apperley, Sze M Ng
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation, obesity, and emotional discomfort are important determinants of health inequalities and poor glycemic control in children and young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of hospital admissions of T1D children in relation to socioeconomic deprivation, and to determine the effects of social deprivation, body mass index (BMI), and patient-reported emotional well-being on glycemic control...
July 2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144817/seasonal-variation-of-vitamin-d-and-serum-thyrotropin-levels-and-its-relationship-in-a-euthyroid-caucasian-population
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Gautam Das, Peter N Taylor, Heather Javaid, Brian P Tennant, John Geen, Andrew Aldridge, Onyebuchi Okosieme
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether seasonal variations in vitamin D concentrations affect the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. We investigated the seasonal variability of vitamin D and serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and their inter-relationship. METHODS: Analysis of 401 patients referred with non-specific symptoms of tiredness who had simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D3 and thyroid function. Patients were categorised according to the season of blood sampling and their vitamin D status...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143251/service-evaluation-of-an-exercise-on-referral-scheme-for-adults-with-existing-health-conditions-in-the-united-kingdom
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Grant J McGeechan, Dawn Phillips, Lynn Wilson, Vicki J Whittaker, Gillian O'Neill, Dorothy Newbury-Birch
PURPOSE: This paper outlines a service evaluation of an exercise referral scheme for adults suffering from a variety of physical or mental health conditions or who were deemed are at risk of developing such conditions. The evaluation aimed to assess the impact of the scheme at increasing physical activity and at reducing BMI and waist circumference. METHOD: This was a retrospective evaluation looking at levels of physical activity and changes to anthropometric measures over a period of 6 months...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142026/a-systematic-review-of-quality-measures-for-inflammatory-arthritis
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Matthew Cooper, Azin Rouhi, Claire E H Barber
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and quality appraisal of quality measures for inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) were searched from January 1, 2000, to October 23, 2016, using Medical Subject Headings terms for inflammatory arthritis and quality measures...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140483/integrative-whole-person-oncology-care-in-the-uk
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Catherine Zollman, Axel Walther, Helen E Seers, Rachel C Jolliffe, Marie J Polley
The term "whole-person cancer care"-an approach that addresses the needs of the person as well as treating the disease-is more widely understood in the United Kingdom than its synonym "integrative oncology." The National Health Service (NHS) provides free access to care for all, which makes it harder to prioritize NHS funding of whole-person medicine, where interventions may be multimodal and lacking in cost-effectiveness data. Despite this, around 30% of cancer patients are known to use some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138511/intrinsic-and-extrinsic-factors-drive-ontogeny-of-early-life-at-sea-behaviour-in-a-marine-top-predator
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Matt I D Carter, Deborah J F Russell, Clare B Embling, Clint J Blight, David Thompson, Philip J Hosegood, Kimberley A Bennett
Young animals must learn to forage effectively to survive the transition from parental provisioning to independent feeding. Rapid development of successful foraging strategies is particularly important for capital breeders that do not receive parental guidance after weaning. The intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of variation in ontogeny of foraging are poorly understood for many species. Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) are typical capital breeders; pups are abandoned on the natal site after a brief suckling phase, and must develop foraging skills without external input...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135985/evidence-based-restructuring-of-health-and-social-care
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Aziz Sheikh
In this Perspective, Aziz Sheikh discusses research to evaluate health policy changes in the provision of care, commenting on a study by James Lopez Bernal and colleagues that examined specialist-dominated hospital care versus community-based care in the United Kingdom.
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135571/validation-of-cancer-cases-using-primary-care-cancer-registry-and-hospitalization-data-in-the-uk
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Andrea V Margulis, Joan Fortuny, James A Kaye, Brian Calingaert, Maria Reynolds, Estel Plana, Lisa J McQuay, Willem Jan Atsma, Billy Franks, Stefan de Vogel, Susana Perez-Gutthann, Alejandro Arana
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, hospital or cancer registry data can be linked to electronic medical records for a subset of general practices and years. METHODS: We used Clinical Practice Research Datalink data (2004-2012) from patients treated for overactive bladder. We electronically identified provisional cases of 10 common cancers in General Practitioner Online Database data and validated them by medical profile review. In practices with linkage to Hospital Episodes Statistics and National Cancer Data Repository (2004-2010), we validated provisional cancer cases against these data sources...
November 9, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135433/highly-cited-occupational-therapy-articles-in-the-science-citation-index-expanded-and-social-sciences-citation-index-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Ted Brown, Sharon A Gutman, Yuh-Shan Ho, Kenneth N K Fong
OBJECTIVE: A bibliometric analysis was completed of highly cited occupational therapy literature and authors published from 1991 to 2014 and accessible in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) databases. METHOD: Data were obtained from the SCI-Expanded and SSCI. Articles referenced >100 times were categorized as highly cited articles (HCA). RESULTS: Of 6,486 articles found, 31 were categorized as HCA...
November 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135336/a-retrospective-observational-analysis-of-post-pandemic-influenza-related-outcomes-in-the-united-kingdom-2010-2014
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Sankarasubramanian Rajaram, Witold Wiecek, Richard Lawson, Betina Blak, Yanli Zhao, Judith Hackett, Robert Brody, Tehseen Salimi, Billy Amzal, Vishal Patel
This study set out to evaluate influenza- and respiratory-related illnesses recorded during primary care physician consultations in England following the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and to enable the development of a dynamic disease model. Data were obtained from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink of primary care records over four influenza seasons (2010-2014). The primary outcome of the study was incidence of influenza- and respiratory-related diagnoses, calculated per practice and by season and age group. Upper respiratory tract infection diagnoses were most frequently recorded (mean seasonal practice level incidence; 3,762 consultations per 100,000 [SD = 1,989]), and influenza-related diagnoses were least frequently recorded across all seasons, except one...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135081/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-and-adiposity-in-adolescents-a-cross-cohort-comparison
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Ana Luiza G Soares, Alicia Matijasevich, Ana M B Menezes, Maria Cecília Assunção, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Laura D Howe, Helen Gonçalves
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adiposity in adolescents from two cohorts in different socioeconomic contexts. METHODS: Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, United Kingdom) and the 1993 Pelotas Cohort (Brazil) were used. Six ACEs were assessed in both cohorts up to age 15. At 15 years, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) were measured, and at 18 years, BMI, fat mass index, and android fat percentage were assessed...
November 14, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133074/epidemiology-of-glenohumeral-dislocation-and-subsequent-instability-in-an-urban-population
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David W Shields, James G Jefferies, Andrew J Brooksbank, Neal Millar, Paul J Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Glenohumeral dislocation is the most commonly encountered adult joint instability. The epidemiology in the United Kingdom and worldwide is unclear and often limited to young, active groups that are not representative of general populations. Information regarding epidemiology and outcome from a first dislocation is useful for trauma service planning and patient counseling. We calculated the incidence of shoulder instability after a first dislocation in our urban population and investigated predictors of recurrent instability...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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