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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936096/factors-associated-with-disability-in-rural-bangladesh-bangladesh-population-based-diabetes-and-eye-study-bpdes
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Fakir M Amirul Islam, Jahar L Bhowmik, Silvia Z Islam, Andre M N Renzaho, Janet E Hiller
BACKGROUND: To assess factors associated with disability in a rural district of Bangladesh. METHODS: Using a population-based systematic sampling technique, data were collected from 3104 adults aged ≥ 30 years from the Banshgram union of Narail district. Data collected included an interviewer administered questionnaire to report physical disabilities including impairment that prevents engagement with paid work, visual, hearing, and mobility as well as mental disabilities...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935147/cycles-of-silence-first-nations-women-overcoming-social-and-historical-barriers-in-supportive-cancer-care
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Chad Hammond, Wendy Gifford, Carolyn Brooks, Ryan Hamilton, Tracy Scott, Doris Warner, Tricia Morrison, Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas
BACKGROUND: First Nations people with cancer in Canada confront several critical inequities in physical and psychosocial domains. First Nations women are at a particular disadvantage as they are disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, but how they navigate these challenges within their communities is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Our study explores survivorship experiences of First Nations women with cancer and their caregivers. Drawing from a larger data set on survivorship, we identify several major barriers to cancer communication and support in First Nations communities...
December 9, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934951/biological-marks-of-early-life-socioeconomic-experience-is-detected-in-the-adult-inflammatory-transcriptome
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Raphaële Castagné, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Gianluca Campanella, Florence Guida, Vittorio Krogh, Domenico Palli, Salvatore Panico, Carlotta Sacerdote, Rosario Tumino, Jos Kleinjans, Theo de Kok, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Thierry Lang, Silvia Stringhini, Roel Vermeulen, Paolo Vineis, Cyrille Delpierre, Marc Chadeau-Hyam
Consistent evidence is accumulating to link lower socioeconomic position (SEP) and poorer health, and the inflammatory system stands out as a potential pathway through which socioeconomic environment is biologically embedded. Using bloodderived genome-wide transcriptional profiles from 268 Italian participants of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort, we evaluated the association between early life, young and later adulthood SEP and the expression of 845 genes involved in human inflammatory responses...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934630/does-place-of-death-vary-by-deprivation-for-patients-known-to-specialist-palliative-care-services
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Michael Macfarlane, Emma Carduff
OBJECTIVES: Referral to, and usage of, specialist palliative care (SPC) services are not equitable and social deprivation may be a contributory factor in this. Deprivation may also affect the place of death of patients with cancer. No study, however, has investigated whether inequalities persist following referral to SPC services. This study investigates whether place of death varies by deprivation for patients known to SPC services. METHODS: Place of death and postcode were obtained for 485 consecutive patients known to SPC services within NHS Lothian who died in 2014-2015...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933241/numerical-solution-of-linear-and-nonlinear-fredholm-integral-equations-by-using-weighted-mean-value-theorem
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Ahmet Altürk
Mean value theorems for both derivatives and integrals are very useful tools in mathematics. They can be used to obtain very important inequalities and to prove basic theorems of mathematical analysis. In this article, a semi-analytical method that is based on weighted mean-value theorem for obtaining solutions for a wide class of Fredholm integral equations of the second kind is introduced. Illustrative examples are provided to show the significant advantage of the proposed method over some existing techniques...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932013/socio-economic-inequalities-in-health-and-health-service-use-among-older-adults-in-india-results-from-the-who-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-survey
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E M Brinda, J Attermann, U G Gerdtham, U Enemark
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to measure socio-economic inequalities in self-reported health (SRH) and healthcare visits and to identify factors contributing to health inequalities among older people aged 50-plus years. STUDY DESIGN: This study is based on a population-based, cross-sectional survey. METHODS: We accessed data of 7150 older adults from the World Health Organization's Study on Global AGEing and adult health Indian survey...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932011/child-physical-development-in-the-uk-the-imprint-of-time-and-socioeconomic-status
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B H Apouey
OBJECTIVES: Social health inequalities remain a key policy challenge. The existing literature has not presented a synthetic view on the evolution of inequalities in physical development across childhood. We examine social disparities as children grow older using a range of different outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based secondary data analysis. METHODS: We employ longitudinal data on British children aged 9 months to 12 years from the Millennium Cohort Study (n = 13,811-18,987) and focus on multiple child physical measures: weight, body mass index (BMI), overweight, fat mass and waist circumference...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931270/a-powerful-protector-of-the-japanese-people-the-history-of-the-japanese-hospital-in-steveston-british-columbia-canada-18961942
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Helen Vandenberg
From 1896 to 1942, a Japanese hospital operated in the village of Steveston, British Columbia, Canada. For the first 4 years, Japanese Methodist missionaries utilized a small mission building as a makeshift hospital, until a larger institution was constructed by the local Japanese Fishermen's Association in 1900. The hospital operated until the Japanese internment, after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. This study offers important commentary about the relationships between health, hospitals, and race in British Columbia during a period of increased immigration and economic upheaval...
January 2017: Nursing History Review: Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931255/wealth-and-cardiovascular-health-a-cross-sectional-study-of-wealth-related-inequalities-in-the-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-high-middle-and-low-income-countries
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Benjamin Palafox, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Khalid F AlHabib, Alvaro Jr Avezum, Ahmad Bahonar, Noorhassim Ismail, Jephat Chifamba, Clara K Chow, Daniel J Corsi, Gilles R Dagenais, Rafael Diaz, Rajeev Gupta, Romaina Iqbal, Manmeet Kaur, Rasha Khatib, Annamarie Kruger, Iolanthe Marike Kruger, Fernando Lanas, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fu Minfan, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem K Mony, Aytekin Oguz, Lia M Palileo-Villanueva, Pablo Perel, Paul Poirier, Sumathy Rangarajan, Lei Rensheng, Annika Rosengren, Biju Soman, David Stuckler, S V Subramanian, Koon Teo, Lungiswa P Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Peng Yaguang, Karen Yeates, Mo Yongzhen, Khalid Yusoff, Rita Yusuf, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Katarzyna Zatońska, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household's ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in 21 countries using baseline data from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study...
December 8, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930398/thinking-upstream-a-25-year-retrospective-and-conceptual-model-aimed-at-reducing-health-inequities
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Patricia G Butterfield
Thinking upstream was first introduced into the nursing vernacular in 1990 with the goal of advancing broad and context-rich perspectives of health. Initially invoked as conceptual framing language, upstream precepts were subsequently adopted and adapted by a generation of thoughtful nursing scholars. Their work reduced health inequities by redirecting actions further up etiologic pathways and by emphasizing economic, political, and environmental health determinants. US health care reform has fostered a much broader adoption of upstream language in policy documents...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929335/intergenerational-transmission-of-socioeconomic-position-and-ideal-cardiovascular-health-32-year-follow-up-study
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Kateryna Savelieva, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Markus Jokela, Laura Diane Kubzansky, Marko Elovainio, Vera Mikkilä, Tuija Tammelin, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood predicts cardiovascular health in adulthood but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Using a longitudinal study design, we examined the extent to which adult SEP acts as a pathway (mediator) connecting childhood SEP with adult cardiovascular health, and if upward social mobility mitigates the health-effects of early low SEP. METHOD: The sample comprised 697 participants from a prospective Finnish cohort followed during 32 years...
December 8, 2016: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929003/certified-randomness-in-quantum-physics
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Antonio Acín, Lluis Masanes
The concept of randomness plays an important part in many disciplines. On the one hand, the question of whether random processes exist is fundamental for our understanding of nature. On the other, randomness is a resource for cryptography, algorithms and simulations. Standard methods for generating randomness rely on assumptions about the devices that are often not valid in practice. However, quantum technologies enable new methods for generating certified randomness, based on the violation of Bell inequalities...
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928784/structural-equation-modeling-for-decomposing-rank-dependent-indicators-of-socioeconomic-inequality-of-health-an-empirical-study
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Roselinde Kessels, Guido Erreygers
We present a flexible structural equation modeling (SEM) framework for the regression-based decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health and compare it with simple ordinary least squares (OLS) regression. The SEM framework forms the basis for a proper use of the most prominent one- and two-dimensional decompositions and provides an argument for using the bivariate multiple regression model for two-dimensional decomposition. Within the SEM framework, the two-dimensional decomposition integrates the feedback mechanism between health and socioeconomic status and allows for different sets of determinants of these variables...
December 2016: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928772/barriers-and-facilitators-to-healthy-lifestyle-changes-in-minority-ethnic-populations-in-the-uk-a-narrative-review
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Naina Patel, Harriet Batista Ferrer, Freya Tyrer, Paula Wray, Azhar Farooqi, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti
Minority ethnic populations experience a disproportionate burden of health inequalities compared with the rest of the population, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The purpose of this narrative review was to explore knowledge and attitudes around diabetes, physical activity and diet and identify barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle changes in minority ethnic populations in the UK. The narrative review focused on three key research topics in relation to barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle changes in minority adult ethnic populations: (i) knowledge and attitudes about diabetes risk; (ii) current behaviours and knowledge about physical activity and diet; and (iii) barriers and facilitators to living a healthier lifestyle...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927241/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-dental-health-services-in-sao-paulo-brazil-2003-2008
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Camila Nascimento Monteiro, Mariëlle A Beenackers, Moisés Goldbaum, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros, Reinaldo José Gianini, Chester Luiz Galvão Cesar, Johan P Mackenbach
BACKGROUND: Access to, and use of, dental health services in Brazil have improved since 2003. The increase of private health care plans and the implementation of the "Smiling Brazil" Program, the largest public oral health care program in the world, could have influenced this increase in access. However, we do not yet know if inequalities in the use of dental health services persist after the improvement in access. The aims of this study are to analyze socioeconomic differences for dental health service use between 2003 and 2008 in São Paulo and to examine changes in these associations since the implementation of the Smiling Brazil program in 2003...
December 7, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926547/liver-redistricting-what-are-the-upcoming-changes-in-liver-allocation-in-the-united-states
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Therese Bittermann, David S Goldberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Geographic disparity in liver transplantation is substantial in the United States, and primarily a byproduct of artificially created zones of organ distribution. In 2016, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) put forward a formal redistricting proposal with the goal of reducing this variability by regrouping the country's 58 donation service areas into eight new districts. This review provides a summary of the redistricting proposal's methodologies, expected results, criticisms and next steps...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925740/nonlocality-from-local-contextuality
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Bi-Heng Liu, Xiao-Min Hu, Jiang-Shan Chen, Yun-Feng Huang, Yong-Jian Han, Chuan-Feng Li, Guang-Can Guo, Adán Cabello
We experimentally show that nonlocality can be produced from single-particle contextuality by using two-particle correlations which do not violate any Bell inequality by themselves. This demonstrates that nonlocality can come from an a priori different simpler phenomenon, and connects contextuality and nonlocality, the two critical resources for, respectively, quantum computation and secure communication. From the perspective of quantum information, our experiment constitutes a proof of principle that quantum systems can be used simultaneously for both quantum computation and secure communication...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925721/schur-complement-inequalities-for-covariance-matrices-and-monogamy-of-quantum-correlations
#18
Ludovico Lami, Christoph Hirche, Gerardo Adesso, Andreas Winter
We derive fundamental constraints for the Schur complement of positive matrices, which provide an operator strengthening to recently established information inequalities for quantum covariance matrices, including strong subadditivity. This allows us to prove general results on the monogamy of entanglement and steering quantifiers in continuous variable systems with an arbitrary number of modes per party. A powerful hierarchical relation for correlation measures based on the log-determinant of covariance matrices is further established for all Gaussian states, which has no counterpart among quantities based on the conventional von Neumann entropy...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925601/stability-analysis-of-networked-control-systems-with-aperiodic-sampling-and-time-varying-delay
#19
Jie Chen, Su Meng, Jian Sun
This paper addresses the stability of networked control systems with aperiodic sampling and time-varying network-induced delay. The sampling intervals are assumed to vary within a known interval. The transmission delay is assumed to belong to a given interval. The closed-loop system is first converted to a discrete-time system with multiple time-varying delays and norm-bounded uncertainties resulting from the variation of the sampling intervals. And then, it is transformed into a delay-free system being form of an interconnection of two subsystems...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925183/changing-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-cohort-study-with-54-million-person-years-follow-up-1981-2011
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Andrea M Teng, June Atkinson, George Disney, Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely
Cancer is increasingly responsible for the mortality gap between high and low socioeconomic position groups in high-income countries. This study investigates which cancers are contributing more to socioeconomic gaps in mortality and how this changes over time. New Zealand census data from 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006, were linked to three to five years of subsequent mortality and cancer registrations, resulting in 54 and 42 million years of follow-up cancer incidence and mortality respectively. Age- and ethnicity-standardised cancer mortality rates and the slope index of inequality (SII) by income were calculated...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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