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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716395/-it-ruined-my-life-the-effects-of-the-war-on-drugs-on-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-rural-puerto-rico
#1
R Abadie, C Gelpi-Acosta, C Davila, A Rivera, M Welch-Lazoritz, K Dombrowski
BACKGROUND: The War on Drugs has raised the incarceration rates of racial minorities for non-violent drug-related crimes, profoundly stigmatized drug users, and redirected resources from drug prevention and treatment to militarizing federal and local law enforcement. Yet, while some states consider shifting their punitive approach to drug use, to one based on drug treatment and rehabilitation, nothing suggests that these policy shifts are being replicated in Puerto Rico. METHODS: This paper utilizes data from 360 PWID residing in four rural towns in the mountainous area of central Puerto Rico...
July 14, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713354/microbial-populations-of-stony-meteorites-substrate-controls-on-first-colonizers
#2
Alastair W Tait, Emma J Gagen, Siobhan A Wilson, Andrew G Tomkins, Gordon Southam
Finding fresh, sterilized rocks provides ecologists with a clean slate to test ideas about first colonization and the evolution of soils de novo. Lava has been used previously in first colonizer studies due to the sterilizing heat required for its formation. However, fresh lava typically falls upon older volcanic successions of similar chemistry and modal mineral abundance. Given enough time, this results in the development of similar microbial communities in the newly erupted lava due to a lack of contrast between the new and old substrates...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711843/ecological-and-environmental-transition-across-the-forested-to-open-bog-ecotone-in-a-west-siberian-peatland
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Joshua L Ratcliffe, Angela Creevy, Roxane Andersen, Evgeny Zarov, Paul P J Gaffney, Mark A Taggart, Yuri Mazei, Andrey N Tsyganov, James G Rowson, Elena D Lapshina, Richard J Payne
Climate change may cause increasing tree cover in boreal peatlands, and the impacts of this encroachment will be noted first at forested-to-open bog ecotones. We investigate key metrics of ecosystem function in five such ecotones at a peatland complex in Western Siberia. Stratigraphic analysis of three cores from one of these transects shows that the ecotone has been dynamic over time with evidence for recent expansion of forested peatland. We observed that the two alternative states for northern boreal peatlands (forested/open) clearly support distinct plant and microbial communities...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707231/a-medical-student-run-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-clinic-one-institution-s-experience
#4
Cassandra A Murzl, Tyler A Durns, Lorin T Mowrey, Andrew S Tubbs, Sally A Boeve
OBJECTIVE: This report examines the experience of one institution's development of the first student-run psychiatry clinic that serves both adult and pediatric populations. METHODS: The clinic is held weekly with pre-clinical and clinical medical student volunteers under the supervision of board-certified adult and child psychiatrists. The development and evolution of the clinic over time are evaluated with particular attention to obstacles overcome. Medical student volunteers were surveyed retrospectively to evaluate their experience with patients with psychiatric illness, skill development, and interest in psychiatry...
July 13, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694295/in-vivo-analysis-of-the-viable-microbiota-and-helicobacter-pylori-transcriptome-in-gastric-infection-and-early-stages-of-carcinogenesis
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Kaisa Thorell, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Oscar Hsin-Fu Liu, Reyna Victoria Palacios Gonzales, Intawat Nookaew, Linda Rabeneck, Lawrence Paszat, David Y Graham, Jens Nielsen, Samuel B Lundin, Åsa Sjöling
Emerging evidence shows that the human microbiota plays a larger role in disease progression and health than previously anticipated. Helicobacter pylori, the causative agent of gastric cancer and duodenal and gastric ulcers, was early associated with gastric disease, but it has also been proposed that the accompanying microbiota in Helicobacter pylori-infected individuals might affect disease progression and gastric cancer development. In this study, the composition of the transcriptionally active microbial community and the H...
July 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693453/an-account-of-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-nigeria-implications-and-lessons-learnt
#6
Akaninyene Otu, Soter Ameh, Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Enoma Alade, Susan Ekuri, Jide Idris
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak remains unprecedented both in the number of cases, deaths and geographic scope. The first case of EVD was confirmed in Lagos Nigeria on 23 July 2014 and spread to involve 19 laboratory-confirmed EVD cases. The EVD cases were not limited to Lagos State as Rivers State recorded 2 confirmed cases of EVD with 1 out of the 2 dying. Swift implementation of public health measures were sufficient to forestall a country -wide spread of this dreaded disease...
July 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687709/the-effects-of-public-access-defibrillation-on-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Josefine Bækgaard, Søren Viereck, Thea Møller, Annette Ersbøll, Freddy Lippert, Fredrik Folke
Background -Despite recent advances, the average survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains below 10%. Early defibrillation by an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the most important intervention for OHCA patients, showing survival proportions above 50%. Accordingly, placement of AEDs in the community as part of a public access defibrillation program (PAD) is recommended by international guidelines. However, different strategies have been proposed on how exactly to increase and make use of public available AEDs...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687187/naloxone-for-heroin-prescription-opioid-and-illicitly-made-fentanyl-overdoses-challenges-and-innovations-responding-to-a-dynamic-epidemic
#8
Nadia Fairbairn, Phillip O Coffin, Alexander Y Walley
Community-based overdose prevention programs first emerged in the 1990's and are now the leading public health intervention for overdose. Key elements of these programs are overdose education and naloxone distribution to people who use opioids and their social networks. We review the evolution of naloxone programming through the heroin overdose era of the 1990's, the prescription opioid era of the 2000's, and the current overdose crisis stemming from the synthetic opioid era of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogues in the 2010's...
July 4, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683808/up-close-and-real-living-and-learning-in-a-remote-community-builds-students-cultural-capabilities-and-understanding-of-health-disparities
#9
Rosalie D Thackrah, Maeva Hall, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Rural and remote communities in Australia fare worse than their urban counterparts across major health indicators, with geographic isolation, restricted accessibility to health services, socioeconomic disadvantage, lifestyle and behavioural factors all implicated in poorer health outcomes. Health disparities, which are especially stark in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, underscore the urgent need to build a culturally responsive and respectful rural health workforce...
July 6, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669373/on-scene-rescue-breathing-resulting-in-gastric-perforation-and-massive-pneumoperitoneum
#10
Mike Butterfield, Tamas Peredy
Rescue breathing performed too vigorously or by untrained individuals may cause gastric distension and perforation. A 26-year-old woman is presented who developed acute abdominal pain and distension after receiving rescue breathing following a heroin overdose. Massive pneumoperitoneum was seen on chest x-ray, and on subsequent laparotomy, a 4cm laceration was found in the lesser curvature of the stomach. Review of the literature suggests that the lesser curvature is particularly susceptible to perforation following over-distension...
July 3, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664241/the-epidemiology-of-current-depression-in-macau-china-towards-a-plan-for-mental-health-action
#11
Brian J Hall, Agnes Iok Fong Lam, Tat Leong Wu, Wai-Kai Hou, Carl Latkin, Sandro Galea
PURPOSE: Macau is a Special Administrative Region in China that has experienced tremendous development in its gambling industry during its post-colonial years. To inform mental health planning, this study presents the first population estimates and correlates of the current depression in Macau. METHODS: A population-representative sample of 1068 Macau Chinese citizens aged 18 or above responded to a household telephone survey in January, 2015. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 measured the current depression...
June 29, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655343/cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-primary-care-clinics-more-holes-than-cheese-a-survey-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-primary-care-physicians-regarding-resuscitation
#12
Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman, Eliezer Alkalay
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive appropriate resuscitation efforts in a primary care clinic in a country with a directive that clinics maintain resuscitation equipment and physicians undergo periodic resuscitation training. METHODS: An anonymous, 23-question online cross-sectional survey was created and administered to primary care physicians working in community clinics (10/1/2015-5/3/2015)...
June 10, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645279/diabetes-care-in-a-complex-humanitarian-emergency-setting-a-qualitative-evaluation
#13
Adrianna Murphy, Michel Biringanine, Bayard Roberts, Beverley Stringer, Pablo Perel, Kiran Jobanputra
BACKGROUND: Evidence is urgently needed from complex emergency settings to support efforts to respond to the increasing burden of diabetes mellitus (DM). We conducted a qualitative study of a new model of DM health care (Integrated Diabetic Clinic within an Outpatient Department [IDC-OPD]) implemented by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Mweso Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We aimed to explore patient and provider perspectives on the model in order to identify factors that may support or impede it...
June 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629382/community-first-responders-and-responder-schemes-in-the-united-kingdom-systematic-scoping-review
#14
Viet-Hai Phung, Ian Trueman, Fiona Togher, Roderick Orner, A Niroshan Siriwardena
BACKGROUND: Community First Responder (CFR) schemes support lay people to respond to medical emergencies, working closely with ambulance services. They operate widely in the UK. There has been no previous review of UK literature on these schemes. This is the first systematic scoping review of UK literature on CFR schemes, which identifies the reasons for becoming a CFR, requirements for training and feedback and confusion between the CFR role and that of ambulance service staff. This study also reveals gaps in the evidence base for CFR schemes...
June 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625903/the-need-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-assessing-and-managing-perioperative-neurologic-deficit-results-from-a-survey-of-the-aospine-international-community
#15
A Nater, J C Murray, A R Martin, A Nouri, L Tetreault, M G Fehlings
OBJECTIVES: There is no standardized approach to assess and manage perioperative neurologic deficit (PND) in patients undergoing spinal surgery. This survey aimed to evaluate the awareness and usage of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) as well as investigate how surgeons performing spine surgeries feel about and manage PND, and how they perceive the value of developing CPGs for the management of PND. METHODS: An invitation to participate was sent to the AOSpine International community...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619411/where-we-fall-down-tensions-in-teaching-social-medicine-and-global-health
#16
Amy Finnegan, Michelle Morse, Marisa Nadas, Michael Westerhaus
BACKGROUND: As global health interest has risen, so too has the relevance of education on the social determinants of health and health equity. Social medicine offers a particularly salient framework for educating on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. SocMed and EqualHealth, 2 unique but related organizations, offer annual global health courses in Uganda, Haiti, and the United States, which train students to understand and respond to the social determinants of health through praxis, self-reflection and self-awareness, and building collaborative partnerships across difference...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616160/cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-primary-care-clinics-more-holes-than-cheese-a-survey-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-primary-care-physicians-regarding-resuscitation
#17
Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman, Eliezer Alkalay
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive appropriate resuscitation efforts in a primary care clinic in a country with a directive that clinics maintain resuscitation equipment and physicians undergo periodic resuscitation training. METHODS: An anonymous, 23-question online cross-sectional survey was created and administered to primary care physicians working in community clinics (10/1/2015-5/3/2015)...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604024/variance-composition-measurement-invariance-by-gender-and-construct-validity-of-the-femininity-ideology-scale-short-form
#18
Ronald F Levant, Kathleen M Alto, Daniel K McKelvey, Katherine A Richmond, Ryon C McDermott
The current study extended prior work on the Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS), a multidimensional measure of traditional femininity ideology (TFI), in several ways. First, we conducted exploratory factor and bifactor analyses, which revealed a general TFI factor and 3 specific factors: dependence/deference, purity, and emotionality/traditional roles. Second, based on these results we developed the 12-item FIS-Short Form (FIS-SF). Third, we assessed the FIS-SF using confirmatory factor analysis on a separate sample, finding that the items loaded on the general factor and 3 specific factors as hypothesized, and that the bifactor model fit better than common factors and unidimensional models...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598715/responding-to-a-suicide-death-the-role-of-first-responders
#19
Kenneth Norton
Effective response by first responders in the immediate aftermath of a suicide death can play a critical role in reducing risk and promoting healing for family, friends, and the larger community by helping people who are newly bereaved to cope with the immediate crisis, created by the death. They also can lay the foundation for the difficult journey of mourning and healing that must follow. Stressing the importance of a comprehensive and coordinated community response to suicide, this article addresses the principles and practices that are called for in the Guidelines by highlighting four distinct first responder communities: law enforcement and emergency medical services; medical examiners; funeral professionals; and clergy and faith leaders...
June 9, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577811/lessons-learned-answering-the-call-to-increase-the-bsn-workforce
#20
Mary C Knowlton, Leigh Angel
Academic institutions across the United States are responding to the national call to action to raise the educational preparation of the nursing workforce. North Carolina has responded with the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, which provides a seamless, economically sound pathway for attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing by using an academic partnership model between community colleges and a collaborating university. This article describes the accomplishments made and the lessons learned over the first 5 years of implementation of this educational pathway...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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