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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820632/media-presentation-of-breastfeeding-beliefs-in-newspapers
#1
Rose Hitt, Jie Zhuang, Jennifer Anderson
Despite numerous health benefits for babies and mothers, many women do not either initiate or continue breastfeeding for the recommended duration, and increasing breastfeeding is a national priority. It is important to understand media messages on the topic, given that breastfeeding is influenced by many environmental factors and that perceived norms, social support, and perceptions of difficulties predict breastfeeding. The current study analyzes how media covers (1) breastfeeding in general, (2) public breastfeeding, and (3) extended breastfeeding (past 1 year)...
August 18, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794064/children-forgotten-in-hot-cars-a-mental-models-approach-for-improving-public-health-messaging
#2
Castle A Williams, Andrew J Grundstein
INTRODUCTION: On average, in the USA, 37 young children die every year due to vehicular heatstroke. Additionally, over half of these incidents occur when a parent/caregiver forgets a child in a vehicle. While various governmental and child safety advocacy groups have worked to raise awareness about these tragedies, rigorous studies have yet to be conducted that examine the current understanding and effectiveness of this public health messaging. METHODS: This study will employ a mental models approach in order to identify differences that exist between experts' and parents'/caregivers' knowledge and beliefs surrounding the topic of children forgotten in hot cars...
August 9, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766951/therapy-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-any-news-beyond-metronidazole-and-vancomycin
#3
C F Manthey, L Eckmann, V Fuhrmann
Infections with Clostridium difficile (CDI) represent a major burden for the health care system. Treatment is generally by antibiotic therapy with metronidazole and vancomycin, but efficacy remains suboptimal. Areas covered: This review discusses established and emerging treatment options for CDI, and current therapeutic guidelines, taking into account disease severity and risk of relapse. Expert commentary: New therapeutic approaches, including antibodies and new classes of antibiotics, and new measures for preventing infection with vaccines are under development in phase II/III clinical trials...
August 11, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758964/effects-of-popular-diets-without-specific-calorie-targets-on-weight-loss-outcomes-systematic-review-of-findings-from-clinical-trials
#4
Stephen D Anton, Azumi Hida, Kacey Heekin, Kristen Sowalsky, Christy Karabetian, Heather Mutchie, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Todd M Manini, Tracey E Barnett
The present review examined the evidence base for current popular diets, as listed in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report, on short-term (≤six months) and long-term (≥one year) weight loss outcomes in overweight and obese adults. For the present review, all diets in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings for "Best Weight-Loss Diets", which did not involve specific calorie targets, meal replacements, supplementation with commercial products, and/or were not categorized as "low-calorie" diets were examined...
July 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752237/-making-my-own-decisions-sometimes-a-pilot-study-of-young-adult-cancer-survivors-perspectives-on-medical-decision-making
#5
L Aubree Shay, Susanne Schmidt, Stephanie D Cornell, Helen M Parsons
This study aimed to provide a better understanding of the medical decision-making preferences and experiences of young adult survivors of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers. We conducted key informant interviews and a cross-sectional mailed survey with young adult survivors (currently aged 18-39 years) of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers in South Texas. Of the responding survivors, almost all wanted to be actively involved in medical decision-making, but preferences regarding family and doctor involvement varied...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750497/news-and-views-on-in-vivo-imaging-of-neurotransmission-using-pet-and-mri
#6
Christin Y Sander, Swen Hesse
Molecular neuroimaging with PET is an integrated tool in psychiatry research and drug-development for as long as this modality has been available, in particular for studying neurotransmission and endogenous neurotransmitter release. Pharmacologic probes but also behavioral challenges are currently applied to induce changes in neurochemical levels that can be inferred through their effects on changes in receptor binding and related outcome measures. Based on the availability of tracers that are sensitive for measuring neurotransmitter release these experiments have focused on the brain's dopamine system, while recent developments have extended those studies to other targets such as the serotonin or choline system...
July 27, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737984/evaluating-the-training-responsibilities-and-practices-of-p-t-committee-members-and-nonmember-contributors
#7
Ryan Rodriguez, Brett J Kelly, Mary Moody
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees are responsible for managing drug formularies in numerous health care settings. Although pharmacy practice and health care organizations provide general recommendations of responsibilities and skills for members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees, the study investigators hypothesized that there is diversity in the training, responsibilities, and practices of these members and contributors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the training, responsibilities, and practices of members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees in a variety of health care settings, using an online survey...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730936/an-industry-update-what-is-the-latest-news-in-therapeutic-delivery
#8
Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 through 30 April 2017, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. Biogen expanded its portfolio of developmental drugs targeting neurological diseases by licensing a drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb which is currently under investigation for the treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy. Takeda announced a deal with NuBiyota focused on developing treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, based on the manipulation of microbes living in the gut...
July 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702715/-the-eu-portal-implementation-importance-and-features
#9
REVIEW
Harald von Aschen, Hartmut Krafft
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is developing a web-based EU portal with a database "at Union level as a single entry point for the submission of data and information relating to clinical trials in accordance with" the new EU regulation No. 536/2014. The specifications are mostly published, but some documents are still missing. Because the project is integrated and has dependencies on other projects, this could result in other specification upgrades. The IT solution is under ongoing development until project completion in quarter III of 2019...
August 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700368/regional-anesthesia-and-analgesia-in-cancer-care-is-it-time-to-break-the-bad-news
#10
Mir W Sekandarzad, André A J van Zundert, Chris W Doornebal, Markus W Hollmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is ongoing controversy regarding the tumor-protective effects of regional anesthesia in patients undergoing cancer surgery. Evidence of up-to-date systematic reviews will be presented alongside recent updates on the effects of opioids and local anesthetics. RECENT FINDINGS: In recent years, the literature regarding the effects of regional anesthesia techniques on cancer recurrence has raised many unanswered questions. Ongoing randomized controlled trials may not be able to shed light on the controversial discussion regarding the tumor protective effects of regional anesthesia because the expected effect size and event rate in those studies may be overstated...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690460/analysis-of-player-statistics-in-major-league-baseball-players-before-and-after-achilles-tendon-repair
#11
Bryan M Saltzman, Matthew W Tetreault, Daniel D Bohl, Danielle Tetreault, Simon Lee, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: No currently available literature evaluates the effect of Achilles tendon repair on professional baseball players in the Major League Baseball (MLB). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Achilles tendon rupture and repair on MLB players in terms of return to play and batting/fielding performance metrics. METHODS: Achilles tendon rupture data were retrospectively collected using information from the MLB disabled list, injury reports, MLB game summaries, player profiles, and publicly available news articles...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682246/breakingnews-article-annotation-by-image-and-text-processing
#12
Arnau Ramisa, Fei Yan, Francesc Moreno-Noguer, Krystian Mikolajczyk
Current approaches lying in the intersection of computer vision and NLP have achieved unprecedented breakthroughs in tasks like automatic captioning or image retrieval. Most of these methods, though, rely on training sets of images associated with annotations that specifically describe the visual content. This paper proposes going a step further and explores more complex cases where textual descriptions are loosely related to images. We focus on the particular domain of News. We introduce new deep learning methods that address source and popularity prediction, article illustration, and article geolocation...
June 30, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666771/physicians-psychophysiological-stress-reaction-in-medical-communication-of-bad-news-a-critical-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Regina Katharina Studer, Brigitta Danuser, Patrick Gomez
INTRODUCTION: Stress is a common phenomenon in medical professions. Breaking bad news (BBN) is reported to be a particularly distressing activity for physicians. Traditionally, the stress experienced by physicians when BBN was assessed exclusively using self-reporting. Only recently, the field of difficult physician-patient communication has used physiological assessments to better understand physicians' stress reactions. METHOD: This paper's goals are to (a) review current knowledge about the physicians' psychophysiological stress reactions in BBN situations, (b) discuss methodological aspects of these studies and (c) suggest directions for future research...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663137/online-news-media-reporting-of-football-related-fatalities-in-australia-a-matter-of-life-and-death
#14
Lauren V Fortington, Sheree Bekker, Caroline F Finch
OBJECTIVES: While deaths in sports settings are rare, they do occur. To develop an understanding of the sports and people most at risk, and to identify opportunities for prevention, routine and systematic data detailing the occurrence of these fatalities is required. There is currently no routine reporting of data of this nature in Australia. As there is often strong community interest in these incidents, the media offers an opportunity for surveillance. However before this can occur, understanding of the terminology used by the media is required...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635189/a-new-deal-for-the-monaldi-archives-for-chest-disease
#15
The Editors
The Editors: Antonio Spanevello, Bruno Balbi, Francesco Fattirolli, Furio Colivicchi.This issue marks a change in the Editorial Board of Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease. We would like to take this opportunity to impart some news on the current status of the journal. Our submissions are increasing, citations to our papers are rising, and recognition of the journal is broadening. Overall, 2016 has been a good year for the journal. Several changes are being made and several more are coming soon. Yet, focussing on the results achieved only is not our main goal, hence we now direct our efforts toward reaching an even greater impact...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622038/see-something-say-something-correction-of-global-health-misinformation-on-social-media
#16
Leticia Bode, Emily K Vraga
Social media are often criticized for being a conduit for misinformation on global health issues, but may also serve as a corrective to false information. To investigate this possibility, an experiment was conducted exposing users to a simulated Facebook News Feed featuring misinformation and different correction mechanisms (one in which news stories featuring correct information were produced by an algorithm and another where the corrective news stories were posted by other Facebook users) about the Zika virus, a current global health threat...
June 16, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621753/media-coverage-of-alcohol-issues-a-critical-political-economy-framework-a-case-study-from-ireland
#17
Julien Mercille
There is a growing literature on news media representations of alcohol-related issues. However, current scholarship has neglected critical political economic frameworks to interpret media coverage of alcohol. This paper presents such a framework that conceives of news organisations as corporations that share the values and interests of political and economic elites. The media are thus expected to present viewpoints that are more aligned with the alcohol industry than the scientific consensus on public health policy would warrant...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592542/gender-parity-trends-for-invited-speakers-at-four-prominent-virology-conference-series
#18
Robert F Kalejta, Ann C Palmenberg
Scientific conferences are most beneficial to participants when they showcase significant new experimental developments, accurately summarize the current state of the field, and provide strong opportunities for collaborative networking. A top-notch slate of invited speakers, assembled by conference organizers or committees, is key to achieving these goals. The perceived underrepresentation of female speakers at prominent scientific meetings is currently a popular topic for discussion, but one that often lacks supportive data...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588013/building-a-visual-aid-for-a-triage-tool-in-a-developing-health-service
#19
Mir Saaduddin Ahmad, Darryl R Wood
Resources in the modern day emergency department are often stretched, and this holds true more so in developing services. With limited manpower, it is essential that efficient tools are created so that processes can be run safely. Here we pilot the use of a vital signs matrix in a medical camp in Dhaka to screen patients at triage. We further modified this matrix to include the National Early Warning Score as our recording of the NEWS have remained poor in triage. A trial and validation study for the use of this matrix in an NHS setting is currently underway...
June 6, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562100/developments-with-experimental-and-investigational-drugs-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
#20
REVIEW
Gaëlle Clavel, Marie-Christophe Boissier, Johanna Sigaux, Luca Semerano
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxS pA) is a chronic inflammatory disease for which, until recently, there were no valid therapeutic alternatives to TNF-α blocking agents. This unmet clinical need led to explore several therapeutic targets, from proinflammatory cytokines to intracellular signaling systems. The recent approval of Secukinumab, an anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody, marked a new step in the evolution of AxSpA treatment. Areas covered: the authors review and discuss all the biological or synthetic agents that are currently developed or that have been tested in AxSpA...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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