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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893281/the-effects-of-drug-and-alcohol-consumption-on-driver-injury-severities-in-single-vehicle-crashes
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Ali Behnood, Fred L Mannering
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that alcohol and drugs influence driving behavior by affecting the central nervous system, awareness, vision, and perception/reaction times, but the resulting effect driver-injuries in car crashes is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting the injury severities of unimpaired, alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers Method: The current paper applies a random parameters logit model to study the differences in injury severities among unimpaired, alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers...
November 28, 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892622/changes-in-physician-practice-patterns-after-implementation-of-a-communication-and-resolution-program
#2
Lorens A Helmchen, Bruce L Lambert, Timothy B McDonald
OBJECTIVE: To test if a 2006 communication-and-resolution program to address unexpected adverse outcomes was associated with changes in cost and use trajectories. DATA SOURCE: Records of patients discharged with a principal diagnosis of chest pain from 44 nonfederal general hospitals in Cook County, Illinois, between January 2002 and December 2009. STUDY DESIGN: Propensity-score matched discharges from the intervention and comparison hospitals before computing difference-in-differences estimates of quarterly growth rates...
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885590/payment-reform-needed-to-address-health-disparities-of-undiagnosed-diabetic-retinopathy-in-the-city-of-chicago
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Dustin D French, Jess J Behrens, Kathryn L Jackson, Abel N Kho, Theresa L Walunas, Charlesnika T Evans, Michael Mbagwu, Curtis E Margo, Paul J Bryar
INTRODUCTION: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health coverage for thousands of Illinois residents. Expanded coverage, however, does not guarantee appropriate health care. Diabetes and its ocular complications serve as an example of how providers in underserved urban areas may not be able to keep up with new demand for labor- and technology-intensive health care unless changes in reimbursement policies are instituted. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using medical encounter information from the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of non-duplicated and de-identified patient medical records...
November 24, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879353/2016-health-care-education-presidential-address-if-dsme-were-a-pill-would-you-prescribe-it
#4
Margaret A Powers
This address was delivered by Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, President, Health Care & Education, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), at the ADA's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA, on 11 June 2016. Dr. Powers conducts research and has a clinical practice as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis. Her research focuses on improving diabetes outcomes including factors that affect the clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of diabetes...
December 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824789/predictors-of-persistent-or-recurrent-disease-after-loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedure
#5
Helen E Cejtin, Lindsay Zimmerman, Melissa Mathews, Ashlesha Patel
OBJECTIVE: Follow-up recommendations after an excisional procedure vary depending on whether or not there is a positive ectocervical or endocervical margin or endocervical curettage (ECC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of these findings in predicting recurrent/persistent (r/p) disease in a sample of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -negative patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Loop electrosurgical excision procedures with a concurrent ECC performed at the Cook County ambulatory clinic between September 29, 2008, and April 15, 2014 were included in this study...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822625/where-are-weather-suicide-associations-valid-an-examination-of-nine-us-counties-with-varying-seasonality
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P Grady Dixon, Adam J Kalkstein
There has been much research on the associations between weather variables and suicide rates. However, the state of understanding has remained rather stagnant due to many contradictory findings. The purpose of this project is to examine a larger database of suicides that includes a longer and more recent period of record (1975-2010) across numerous locations in the USA. In all, we examine nine total counties (and the primary city associated with them) with a special effort made to compare locations with varying degrees of temperature seasonality: Cook (Chicago), Fulton (Atlanta), King (Seattle), Los Angeles (Los Angeles), Maricopa (Phoenix), Miami-Dade (Miami), Philadelphia (Philadelphia), Salt Lake (Salt Lake City), and St...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787884/deaths-due-to-child-abuse-a-6-year-review-of-cases-in-the-cook-county-medical-examiner-s-office
#7
Serenella Serinelli, Ponni Arunkumar, James A Filkins, Lorenzo Gitto
Case files from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office from 2007 to 2012 were reviewed to analyze homicides due to physical child abuse in children <3 years old. Fatal cases mostly involved younger subjects. Intracranial injuries were the leading cause of death, while death due to extracranial injuries was uncommon. Eyes were involved in most of the cases. Spinal cord was involved in about 1/3 of the cases, mostly in the thoracic area. In some cases, previous injuries were present. There were significant differences in the pattern of injuries between age groups...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732713/evaluation-of-rural-vs-urban-trauma-patients-served-by-9-1-1-emergency-medical-services
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Craig D Newgard, Rongwei Fu, Eileen Bulger, Jerris R Hedges, N Clay Mann, Dagan A Wright, David P Lehrfeld, Carol Shields, Gregory Hoskins, Craig Warden, Lynn Wittwer, Jennifer N B Cook, Michael Verkest, William Conway, Stephanie Somerville, Matthew Hansen
Importance: Despite a large rural US population, there are potential differences between rural and urban regions in the processes and outcomes following trauma. Objectives: To describe and evaluate rural vs urban processes of care, injury severity, and mortality among injured patients served by 9-1-1 emergency medical services (EMS). Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a preplanned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort enrolled from January 1 through December 31, 2011, and followed up through hospitalization...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664451/risk-assessment-and-management-of-brucellosis-in-the-southern-greater-yellowstone-area-i-a-citizen-science-based-risk-model-for-bovine-brucellosis-transmission-from-elk-to-cattle
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Mandy Kauffman, Dannele Peck, Brandon Scurlock, Jim Logan, Timothy Robinson, Walt Cook, Kari Boroff, Brant Schumaker
Livestock producers and state wildlife agencies have used multiple management strategies to control bovine brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). However, spillover from elk to domestic bison and cattle herds continues to occur. Although knowledge is increasing about the location and behavior of elk in the SGYA, predicting spatiotemporal overlap between elk and cattle requires locations of livestock operations and observations of elk contact by producers. We queried all producers in a three-county area using a questionnaire designed to determine location of cattle and whether producers saw elk comingle with their animals...
September 15, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607896/community-needs-assessment-after-microcystin-toxin-contamination-of-a-municipal-water-supply-lucas-county-ohio-september-2014
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Carolyn L McCarty, Leigh Nelson, Samantha Eitniear, Eric Zgodzinski, Amanda Zabala, Laurie Billing, Mary DiOrio
On August 1, 2014, routine testing at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant in Lucas County, Ohio, revealed microcystin toxin levels in drinking water had reached 3.19 μg/L, surpassing the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water advisory threshold of 1.0 μg/L. Microcystin is a hepatoxin released by cyanobacteria in certain harmful algal blooms. Exposure to microcystin has been associated with gastrointestinal and hepatic illness in both humans and animals (1-3). On August 2, a do-not-drink advisory was issued, warning community members not to drink, boil, or use the water for cooking or brushing teeth...
2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574335/frequency-of-eating-out-at-both-fast-food-and-sit-down-restaurants-was-associated-with-high-body-mass-index-in-non-large-metropolitan-communities-in-midwest
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Surabhi Bhutani, Dale A Schoeller, Matthew C Walsh, Christine McWilliams
PURPOSE: We investigated the associations between frequency of eating at fast-food, fast-casual, all-you-can-eat, and sit-down restaurants and the body mass index (BMI) in non-large metro Wisconsin communities. To inform prevention efforts, we also analyzed the socioeconomic/environmental and nutrition attitudes/behavior variables that may drive the frequent eating away from home. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of an ancillary data set from the Survey of Health of Wisconsin collected between October 2012 and February 2013...
August 28, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554364/geography-of-adolescent-obesity-in-the-u-s-2007-2011
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Michael R Kramer, Ilana G Raskind, Miriam E Van Dyke, Stephen A Matthews, Jessica N Cook-Smith
INTRODUCTION: Obesity remains a significant threat to the current and long-term health of U.S. adolescents. The authors developed county-level estimates of adolescent obesity for the contiguous U.S., and then explored the association between 23 conceptually derived area-based correlates of adolescent obesity and ecologic obesity prevalence. METHODS: Multilevel small area regression methods applied to the 2007 and 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health produced county-level obesity prevalence estimates for children aged 10-17 years...
December 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507265/the-feasibility-of-an-elearning-nutrition-education-program-for-low-income-individuals
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Sarah Stotz, Jung Sun Lee, Hui Rong, Deborah Murray
BACKGROUND: Online eLearning may be an innovative, efficient, and cost-effective method of providing nutrition education to a diverse low-income audience. AIMS: The intent of this project is to examine perceptions of nutrition educators regarding the feasibility of an eLearning nutrition education program tailored to low-income Georgians. METHOD: Semistructured individual interviews were conducted, guided by the constructivist theory. The interview guide focused on three themes: accessibility, literacy, and content...
August 9, 2016: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500340/higher-risk-of-homicide-among-pregnant-and-postpartum-females-aged-10-29-years-in-illinois-2002-2011
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Abigail R Koch, Deborah Rosenberg, Stacie E Geller
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether being pregnant or postpartum was associated with excess risk for homicide among females in Illinois and to describe the association between pregnancy status and homicide by race, ethnicity, and age group. METHODS: This is a retrospective, multicohort, ecologic study of females of reproductive age in Illinois between 2002 and 2011 using Illinois Department of Public Health maternal mortality data and vital records data. We compared pregnancy-associated homicides with live births using χ tests...
September 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488480/factors-associated-with-suicide-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-not-in-mental-health-treatment-at-time-of-death
#15
Suzanne G McLone, Antigone Kouvelis, Maryann Mason, Karen Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among Illinois residents aged 15 to 24 years. The Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) was developed to help prevent these deaths by providing timely, complete data. Understanding the circumstances surrounding suicide for those aged 15 to 24 years who are not receiving mental health treatment can help others: (1) recognize signs of potential crisis and (2) connect them to mental health treatment. METHODS: The IVDRS data were collected from five Illinois counties-Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, and Peoria-from 2005 to 2010...
October 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433135/dahonggou-creek-virus-a-divergent-lineage-of-hantavirus-harbored-by-the-long-tailed-mole-scaptonyx-fusicaudus
#16
Hae Ji Kang, Se Hun Gu, Joseph A Cook, Richard Yanagihara
Novel hantaviruses, recently detected in moles (order Eulipotyphla, family Talpidae) from Europe, Asia, and North America would predict a broader host range and wider ecological diversity. Employing RT-PCR, archival frozen tissues from the Chinese shrew mole (Uropsilus soricipes), broad-footed mole (Scapanus latimanus), coast mole (Scapanus orarius), Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii), and long-tailed mole (Scaptonyx fusicaudus) were analyzed for hantavirus RNA. Following multiple attempts, a previously unrecognized hantavirus, designated Dahonggou Creek virus (DHCV), was detected in a long-tailed mole, captured in Shimian County, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China, in August 1989...
2016: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393143/outcomes-for-a-public-hospital-tobacco-cessation-program-the-cook-county-health-and-hospitals-system-experience
#17
David N Goldberg, Anne J Krantz, Sara Semal, Huiyuan Zhang, William E Trick
The objective of this study is to determine the rate and predictors of sustained smoking cessation for a cohort of smokers exposed to a guideline-based health education program delivered during routine clinical care at an urban public hospital. This is a retrospective analysis of 755 public hospital system patients who had at least two health educator contacts embedded in routine clinical care, with the latter contact 12-18 months after the baseline. The education occurred during visits to primary care, specialty clinics, urgent/episodic care, or during hospitalization...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365181/breath-taking-jobs-a-case-control-study-of-respiratory-work-disability-by-occupation-in-norway
#18
Akm Fell, R Abrahamsen, P K Henneberger, M V Svendsen, E Andersson, K Torén, J Kongerud
BACKGROUND: The current knowledge on respiratory work disability is based on studies that used crude categories of exposure. This may lead to a loss of power, and does not provide sufficient information to allow targeted workplace interventions and follow-up of patients with respiratory symptoms. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify occupations and specific exposures associated with respiratory work disability. METHODS: In 2013, a self-administered questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of the general population, aged 16-50, in Telemark County, Norway...
September 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27302704/improving-health-care-linkages-for-persons-the-cook-county-jail-medicaid-enrollment-initiative
#19
Lauren E Riedel, Colleen L Barry, Emma E McGinty, Sachini N Bandara, Daniel W Webster, Robert E Toone, Haiden A Huskamp
The Affordable Care Act has created an unprecedented opportunity to enroll criminal justice-involved individuals in Medicaid. Many jurisdictions within Medicaid expansion states are launching efforts to enroll this population in health insurance and provide connections to services in the community. This study examined one early initiative to enroll individuals in Medicaid during the intake process at the Cook County Jail in Illinois. Several elements were identified as critical to the program's success: key early planning decisions made within the context of a cross-agency group, a high level of dedication among partnering organization leaders, program buy-in among security personnel, and the unique way in which Cook County verifies inmate identity for Medicaid enrollment purposes...
July 2016: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27271058/academic-community-partnership-to-develop-a-patient-centered-breast-cancer-risk-reduction-program-for-latina-primary-care-patients
#20
Sheila F Castañeda, Rebeca E Giacinto, Elizabeth A Medeiros, Ilana Brongiel, Olga Cardona, Patricia Perez, Gregory A Talavera
This collaborative study sought to address Latina breast cancer (BC) disparities by increasing health literacy (HL) in a community health center situated on the US-Mexico border region of San Diego County. An academic-community partnership conducted formative research to develop a culturally tailored promotora-based intervention with 109 individuals. The Spanish language program, entitled Nuestra Cocina: Mesa Buena, Vida Sana (Our Kitchen: Good Table, Healthy Life), included six sessions targeting HL, women's health, BC risk reduction, and patient-provider communication; sessions include cooking demonstrations of recipes with cancer-risk-reducing ingredients...
June 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
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