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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431333/regeneration-and-health-a-structured-rapid-literature-review
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G McCartney, W Hearty, M Taulbut, R Mitchell, R Dryden, C Collins
OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants. STUDY DESIGN: Rapid, structured literature review. METHODS: A rapid, structured approach was undertaken to identifying relevant studies involving a search of peer-reviewed literature databases, an Internet search to identify relevant grey literature, and a review of articles citing two key systematic reviews...
April 17, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431085/health-status-in-europe-comparison-of-24-urban-areas-to-the-corresponding-10-countries-euro-urhis-2
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E M Koster, R de Gelder, F Di Nardo, G Williams, A Harrison, L P van Buren, H Lyshol, L Patterson, C A Birt, J Higgerson, P W Achterberg, A Verma, E J C van Ameijden
: In Europe, over 70% of the population live in urban areas (UAs). Most international comparative health research is done using national level data, as reliable and comparable urban data are often unavailable or difficult to access. This study aims to investigate whether population health is different in UAs compared with their corresponding countries. : Routinely available health-related data were collected by the EURO-URHIS 2 project, for 10 European countries and for 24 UAs within those countries. National and UA level data for 11 health indicators were compared through the calculation of relative difference, and geographical patterns within Europe were investigated using the Mann Whitney U test...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427353/assessing-the-impact-of-natural-policy-experiments-on-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-health-how-to-apply-commonly-used-quantitative-analytical-methods
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Yannan Hu, Frank J van Lenthe, Rasmus Hoffmann, Karen van Hedel, Johan P Mackenbach
BACKGROUND: The scientific evidence-base for policies to tackle health inequalities is limited. Natural policy experiments (NPE) have drawn increasing attention as a means to evaluating the effects of policies on health. Several analytical methods can be used to evaluate the outcomes of NPEs in terms of average population health, but it is unclear whether they can also be used to assess the outcomes of NPEs in terms of health inequalities. The aim of this study therefore was to assess whether, and to demonstrate how, a number of commonly used analytical methods for the evaluation of NPEs can be applied to quantify the effect of policies on health inequalities...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427334/the-impact-of-the-mode-of-survey-administration-on-estimates-of-daily-smoking-for-mobile-phone-only-users
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Joseph Hanna, Damien V Cordery, David G Steel, Walter Davis, Timothy C Harrold
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, there have been substantial changes in landline and mobile phone ownership, with a substantial increase in the proportion of mobile-only households. Estimates of daily smoking rates for the mobile phone only (MPO) population have been found to be substantially higher than the rest of the population and telephone surveys that use a dual sampling frame (landline and mobile phones) are now considered best practice. Smoking is seen as an undesirable behaviour; measuring such behaviours using an interviewer may lead to lower estimates when using telephone based surveys compared to self-administered approaches...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426302/innovations-in-population-health-surveillance-using-electronic-health-records-for-chronic-disease-surveillance
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Sharon E Perlman, Katharine H McVeigh, Lorna E Thorpe, Laura Jacobson, Carolyn M Greene, R Charon Gwynn
With 87% of providers using electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States, EHRs have the potential to contribute to population health surveillance efforts. However, little is known about using EHR data outside syndromic surveillance and quality improvement. We created an EHR-based population health surveillance system called the New York City (NYC) Macroscope and assessed the validity of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, obesity, depression, and influenza vaccination indicators. The NYC Macroscope uses aggregate data from a network of outpatient practices...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425892/the-weakening-of-public-health-a-threat-to-population-health-and-health-care-system-sustainability
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Ak'ingabe Guyon, Trevor Hancock, Megan Kirk, Marjorie MacDonald, Cory Neudorf, Penny Sutcliffe, James Talbot, Gaynor Watson-Creed
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April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424086/questioning-the-application-of-risk-of-bias-tools-in-appraising-evidence-from-natural-experimental-studies-critical-reflections-on-benton-et-al-ijbnpa-2016
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David K Humphreys, Jenna Panter, David Ogilvie
We recently read the article by Benton et al. which reviewed risk of bias in natural experimental studies investigating the impact of the built environment on physical activity (Benton et al., 2016; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13:107). As a technical exercise in assessing risk of bias to understand study quality, we found the results of this study both interesting and potentially useful. However, it prompted a number of concerns with the use of risk of bias tools for assessing the quality of evidence from studies exploiting natural experiments...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423839/a-semantic-framework-for-logical-cross-validation-evaluation-and-impact-analyses-of-population-health-interventions
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Arash Shaban-Nejad, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Eun Kyong Shin, Robert L Davis, Brandi E Franklin, David L Buckeridge
Most chronic diseases are a result of a complex web of causative and correlated factors. As a result, effective public health or clinical interventions that intend to generate a sustainable change in these diseases most often use a combination of strategies or programs. To optimize comparative effectiveness evaluations and select the most efficient intervention(s), stakeholders (i.e. public health institutions, policy-makers and advocacy groups, practitioners, insurers, clinicians, and researchers) need access to reliable assessment methods...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423795/multivariate-and-longitudinal-health-system-indicators
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Guido Antonio Powell, Yu T Luo, Aman Verma, David A Stephens, David L Buckeridge
Within population health information systems, indicators are commonly presented as independent, cross-sectional measures, neglecting the multivariate, longitudinal nature of disease progression, health care use, and profiles of performance. We use administrative claims data of Montreal, Canada to identify patterns across indicators and over time in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. We first cluster regions based on four health service indicators. Our second approach discovers individual-level trajectories based on a hidden Markov model using the same four indicators...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423785/automated-identification-of-national-health-survey-research-topics-in-the-academic-literature
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Dean William Yergens, Daniel James Dutton, Kirsten Marie Fiest
National health surveys are routinely conducted to provide value data about a country's health status and the health services being consumed by the population. This information is used for surveillance, research, and the planning of healthcare services at local and national levels. Although these national health surveys are viewed as important resources for public and population health, there is limited information as to the type of research being conducted with these surveys. This study investigates, through the use of automated text data mining, an approach to identify and collate the type of academic literature being published using national health surveys...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423770/epidemiological-models-lacking-process-noise-can-be-overconfident
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Lavi Shpigelman, Michal Chorev, Zeev Waks, Ya'ara Goldschmidt, Edwin Michael
Mathematic models of epidemics are the key tool for predicting future course of disease in a population and analyzing the effects of possible intervention policies. Typically, models that produce deterministic are applied for making predictions and reaching decisions. Stochastic modeling methods present an alternative. Here, we demonstrate by example why it is important that stochastic modeling be used in population health decision support systems.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423117/-recommendations-for-a-multisectorial-national-policy-to-promote-breastfeeding-in-mexico-position-of-the-national-academy-of-medicine
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Teresita González de Cosío-Martínez, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Juan Rivera-Dommarco, Mauricio Hernández-Ávila
Evidence strongly supports that to improve breastfeeding practices it is needed to strengthen actions of promotion, protection and support. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to establish a multisectoral national policy that includes elements such as design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and policies, funding research, advocacy to develop political willingness, and the promotion of breastfeeding from the national to municipal level, all coordinated by a central level. It is until now that Mexico has initiated a reform process to the establish a National Strategy for Breastfeeding Action...
January 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422267/cycling-in-canada
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Pamela L Ramage-Morin
This article provides an overview of cycling, including fatalities and bicycle helmet use, based on data from the 1994/1995 National Population Health Survey, the 2013/2014 Canadian Community Health Survey and the Vital Statistics-Death Database. In 2013/2014, an estimated 7.0 million Canadians aged 12 or older (24%) reported cycling in the previous three months, compared with 6.5 million (29%) in 1994/95. The prevalence of cycling declined with age, and was more common among males and people living in higher-income and -education households...
April 19, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418805/public-attitudes-toward-breastfeeding-in-public-places-in-ottawa-canada
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Katherine Russell, Amira Ali
BACKGROUND: In Ontario, Canada, breastfeeding in public is a protected right, yet even with these laws, attitudes toward breastfeeding in public can serve as a barrier to breastfeeding. Research aim: This study assesses public support for breastfeeding in public among adults in Ottawa, Ontario, and examines sociodemographic associations with negative attitudes toward public breastfeeding. METHODS: Data from the 2015 Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS), a population health telephone survey, were obtained for Ottawa...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia Veress
This report is based upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417479/accp-template-for-evaluating-a-clinical-pharmacist
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Mary Lee, Melissa E Badowski, Nicole M Acquisto, Douglas F Covey, Brian D Fox, Sarah M Gaffney, Stuart T Haines, Michelle L Hilaire, Alexandre Raymond, Marissa C Salvo, Kyle Turner
ACCP is committed to ensuring that clinical pharmacists possess the competencies necessary to deliver comprehensive medication management in team-based, direct patient care environments. These competencies are divided into six essential domains: direct patient care, pharmacotherapy knowledge, systems-based care and population health, communication, professionalism, and continuing professional development. The 2016 ACCP Clinical Practice Affairs Committee has developed an evaluation tool that includes the assessable tasks of today's clinical pharmacists that fall within each domain...
April 17, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416667/autonomous-sweat-extraction-and-analysis-applied-to-cystic-fibrosis-and-glucose-monitoring-using-a-fully-integrated-wearable-platform
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Sam Emaminejad, Wei Gao, Eric Wu, Zoe A Davies, Hnin Yin Yin Nyein, Samyuktha Challa, Sean P Ryan, Hossain M Fahad, Kevin Chen, Ziba Shahpar, Salmonn Talebi, Carlos Milla, Ali Javey, Ronald W Davis
Perspiration-based wearable biosensors facilitate continuous monitoring of individuals' health states with real-time and molecular-level insight. The inherent inaccessibility of sweat in sedentary individuals in large volume (≥10 µL) for on-demand and in situ analysis has limited our ability to capitalize on this noninvasive and rich source of information. A wearable and miniaturized iontophoresis interface is an excellent solution to overcome this barrier. The iontophoresis process involves delivery of stimulating agonists to the sweat glands with the aid of an electrical current...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411015/pharmacist-contributions-to-the-ten-essential-services-of-public-health-in-three-national-association-of-boards-of-pharmacy-regions
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Mark A Strand, David M Scott, Teri Undem, Gabrielle Anderson, Andrea Clarens, Xiyuan Liu
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists have contributed to improved population health through the delivery of public health services, but their contributions often go unrecognized within the larger health care system. OBJECTIVES: To determine pharmacist perceptions of their contributions to the 10 essential services of public health and to compare those contributions among pharmacists in Iowa, North Dakota, and Manitoba. METHODS: Licensed pharmacists in Iowa, North Dakota, and Manitoba were sent an online survey of their perceived level of achievement of the 10 essential services of public health...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410962/determinaical-disease-synthesis-of-systematic-reviews
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Daniel Krewski, Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Jennifer Donnan, Rosemary Martino, Tamara Pringsheim, Helen Tremlett, Pascal van Lieshout, Stephanie J Walsh, Nicholas J Birkett, James Gomes, Julian Little, Sonya Bowen, Hamilton Candundo, Ting-Kuang Chao, Kayla Collins, James A G Crispo, Tom Duggan, Reem El Sherif, Nawal Farhat, Yannick Fortin, Janet Gaskin, Pallavi Gupta, Mona Hersi, Jing Hu, Brittany Irvine, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Don MacDonald, Kyla McKay, Andrea Morrissey, Pauline Quach, Ruksana Rashid, Sabina Shin, Lindsey Sikora, Stacey Tkachuk, Mohamed K Taher, Ming-Dong Wang, Shalu Darshan, Neil R Cashman
Systematic reviews were conducted to identify risk factors associated with the onset and progression of 14 neurological conditions, prioritized as a component of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions. These systematic reviews provided a basis for evaluating the weight of evidence of evidence for risk factors for the onset and progression of the 14 individual neurological conditions considered. A number of risk factors associated with an increased risk of onset for more than one condition, including exposure to pesticides (associated with an increased risk of AD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain tumours, and PD; smoking (AD, MS); and infection (MS, Tourette syndrome)...
April 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408016/a-practical-anova-approach-for-uncertainty-analysis-in-population-based-disease-microsimulation-models
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Behnam Sharif, Hubert Wong, Aslam H Anis, Jacek A Kopec
OBJECTIVES: To provide a practical approach for calculating uncertainty intervals and variance components associated with initial-condition and dynamic-equation parameters in computationally expensive population-based disease microsimulation models. METHODS: In the proposed uncertainty analysis approach, we calculated the required computational time and the number of runs given a user-defined error bound on the variance of the grand mean. The equations for optimal sample sizes were derived by minimizing the variance of the grand mean using initial estimates for variance components...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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