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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592095/-the-epidemic-status-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-chinese-adolescents-aged-10-17-years-in-2010-2012
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Y N He, W H Zhao, L Y Zhao, D M Yu, J Zhang, W T Yu, X G Yang, G G Ding
Objective: To invesigate the epidemic status of the metabolic syndrome (MS) among mainland Chinese adolescents aged 10-17 in 2010-2012. Methods: Data were collected from Chinese Nutrition and Health Surveillance in 2010-2012. Multi-stage stratified proportion to the population cluster random sampling method was conducted to determine 16 872 adolescents in 150 counties from 31 provinces in mainland China. The epidemic status of metabolic syndrome was analyzed by China criterion (defined by Chinese Pediatric Society, Chinese Medical Association) and Cook criterion, respectively...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557844/child-deaths-of-undetermined-intent-an-analysis-of-circumstances-using-illinois-violent-death-reporting-system-data
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Han-Wei Wu, Suzanne G McLone, Maryann Mason, Karen Sheehan
BACKGROUND: There is little information available about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of children aged 0 to 14 in which the manner of death is of undetermined intent. METHODS: We analyzed data collected in the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) to describe victim demographics, location of injury, seasonality, day of week, and circumstances surrounding the victims' deaths. RESULTS: From 2005 to 2010 in Cook County, Illinois, 192 cases were identified of children aged 0-14 years, in which the manner of death was of undetermined intent...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544135/understanding-food-vulnerability-and-health-literacy-in-older-bereaved-men-a-qualitative-study
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Jill Thompson, Angela Tod, Paul Bissell, Michael Bond
BACKGROUND: Older people are sometimes challenged in maintaining a healthy diet but, because of age and disadvantage, are also more vulnerable to the adverse health consequences of poor nutrition. It has been claimed that older adults have low levels of health literacy regarding food and struggle to discern which foods are healthy from the vast range available in developed counties (Br Herne 1995;97:12). However, nutrition and eating behaviour are modifiable risk factors for health in old age (Appl Physiol Nutr Keller 2007;32:991) and health benefits can accrue from promoting healthy eating later in life...
May 24, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542242/-we-do-not-bury-dead-livestock-like-human-beings-community-behaviors-and-risk-of-rift-valley-fever-virus-infection-in-baringo-county-kenya
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Edna N Mutua, Salome A Bukachi, Bernard K Bett, Benson A Estambale, Isaac K Nyamongo
BACKGROUND: Rift Valley Fever (RVF), is a viral zoonotic disease transmitted by Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. In Kenya, its occurrence is associated with increased rains. In Baringo County, RVF was first reported in 2006-2007 resulting in 85 human cases and 5 human deaths, besides livestock losses and livelihood disruptions. This study sought to investigate the county's current RVF risk status. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A cross-sectional study on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of RVF was conducted through a mixed methods approach utilizing a questionnaire survey (n = 560) and 26 focus group discussions (n = 231)...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506507/syndrome-surveillance-of-fentanyl-laced-heroin-outbreaks-utilization-of-ems-medical-examiner-and-poison-center-databases
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P Quincy Moore, Joseph Weber, Steven Cina, Steven Aks
OBJECTIVE: Describe surveillance data from three existing surveillance systems during an unexpected fentanyl outbreak in a large metropolitan area. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of three data sets: Chicago Fire Department EMS, Cook County Medical Examiner, and Illinois Poison Center. Each included data from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. EMS data included all EMS responses in Chicago, Illinois, for suspected opioid overdose in which naloxone was administered and EMS personnel documented other criteria indicative of opioid overdose...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501676/does-the-implementation-of-evidence-based-and-culturally-competent-practices-reduce-disparities-in-addiction-treatment-outcomes
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Erick G Guerrero, Bryan R Garner, Benjamin Cook, Yinfei Kong
RATIONALE: Research is limited on the extent to which implementation of evidence-based and culturally responsive practices reduces outcome disparities in substance use disorder treatment. We examined the role of contingency management treatment (CMT), medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and culturally competent practices on Mexican Americans' rate of successful completion of treatment. METHODS: We analyzed a concatenated dataset from 153 publicly funded substance use disorder treatment programs in Los Angeles County, California, in 2011 and 2013...
May 9, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432210/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-complex-intervention-to-reduce-children-s-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-in-the-home
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Elena Ratschen, Rebecca Thorley, Laura Jones, Magdalena Opazo Breton, Juliette Cook, Ann McNeill, John Britton, Tim Coleman, Sarah Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) causes significant harm and occurs predominantly through smoking by caregivers in the family home. We report a trial of a complex intervention designed to reduce secondhand smoke exposure of children whose primary caregiver feels unable or unwilling to quit smoking. DESIGN: An open-label, parallel, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Deprived communities in Nottingham City and County, England PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers resident in Nottingham City and County in England who were at least 18 years old, the main caregiver of a child aged under 5 years living in their household, and reported that they were smoking tobacco inside their home...
April 21, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420547/types-and-characteristics-of-fish-and-seafood-provisioning-scripts-used-by-rural-midlife-adults
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Stephanie M Bostic, Jeffery Sobal, Carole A Bisogni, Juliet M Monclova
OBJECTIVE: To examine rural New York State consumers' cognitive scripts for fish and seafood provisioning. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design with in-depth, semistructured interviews. SETTING: Three rural New York State counties. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (n = 31) with diverse fish-related experiences were purposefully recruited. PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: Scripts describing fish and seafood acquisition, preparation, and eating out...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388625/poor-performance-of-the-rapid-test-for-human-brucellosis-in-health-facilities-in-kenya
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William A de Glanville, Raquel Conde-Álvarez, Ignacio Moriyón, John Njeru, Ramón Díaz, Elizabeth A J Cook, Matilda Morin, Barend M de C Bronsvoort, Lian F Thomas, Samuel Kariuki, Eric M Fèvre
Human brucellosis is considered to be an important but typically under-diagnosed cause of febrile illness in many low and middle-income countries. In Kenya, and throughout East Africa, laboratory diagnosis for the disease is based primarily on the febrile antigen Brucella agglutination test (FBAT), yet few studies of the diagnostic accuracy of this test exist. Assessment of the performance of the FBAT is essential for its appropriate clinical use, as well as for evaluating surveillance data reported by public health systems...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374272/characteristics-and-impacts-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yuchen Wang, B M Attar, K Hinami, H E Fuentes, P Jaiswal, H Zhang, C S Simons-Linares, A J Tafur
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in cancer patients, and is associated with worse prognosis in such population. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) poses high risk for VTE; however, data is scarce regarding the characteristics and consequences of VTE in HCC patients. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records (EMR) of 270 patients diagnosed with HCC from 2000 to 2015 in Cook County Health and Hospitals System...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342951/a-model-to-identify-individuals-at-high-risk-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-precancerous-lesions-in-regions-of-high-prevalence-in-china
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Mengfei Liu, Zhen Liu, Hong Cai, Chuanhai Guo, Xiang Li, Chaoting Zhang, Hui Wang, Dong Hang, Fangfang Liu, Qiuju Deng, Xin Yang, Wenqing Yuan, Yaqi Pan, Jingjing Li, Chanyuan Zhang, Na Shen, Zhonghu He, Yang Ke
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to develop a population-based model to identify individuals at high risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in regions of China with a high prevalence of this cancer. METHODS: We collected findings from 15,073 permanent residents (45-69 years old) of 334 randomly selected villages in Hua County, Henan Province, China who underwent endoscopic screening (with iodine staining) for ESCC from January 2012 through September 2015...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270715/if-dsme-were-a-pill-would-you-prescribe-it
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Margaret A Powers
EDITOR'S NOTE: 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, Minn. Her research focuses on improving diabetes outcomes, including factors that affect the clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of diabetes...
February 2017: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256283/cooking-at-home-a-strategy-to-comply-with-u-s-dietary-guidelines-at-no-extra-cost
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Arpita Tiwari, Anju Aggarwal, Wesley Tang, Adam Drewnowski
INTRODUCTION: Cooking at home is associated with better diet quality. This study examined the frequency of home-cooked dinners versus eating out in relation to the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), and food expenditures. METHODS: The Seattle Obesity Study used a stratified random sample of 437 King County adults. In-person computer-assisted interviews collected sociodemographic and behavioral data during 2011-2013. HEI-2010 and 2005 were computed using Food Frequency Questionnaires...
May 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141892/differential-effects-of-air-conditioning-type-on-residential-endotoxin-levels-in-a-semi-arid-climate
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J D Johnston, B A Kruman, M C Nelson, R M Merrill, R J Graul, T G Hoybjerg, S C Tuttle, S J Myers, R B Cook, K S Weber
Residential endotoxin exposure is associated with protective and pathogenic health outcomes. Evaporative coolers, an energy-efficient type of air conditioner used in dry climates, are a potential source of indoor endotoxins; however, this association is largely unstudied. We collected settled dust biannually from four locations in homes with evaporative coolers (n=18) and central air conditioners (n=22) in Utah County, Utah (USA), during winter (Jan-Apr) and summer (Aug-Sept), 2014. Dust samples (n=281) were analyzed by the Limulus amebocyte lysate test...
January 31, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114435/undertriage-of-firearm-related-injuries-in-a-major-metropolitan-area
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Allison Lale, Allison Krajewski, Lee S Friedman
Importance: National anatomic triage criteria prescribe specific transport rules for injured patients. However, there is limited information about patients with firearm-related injuries undertriaged to nondesignated facilities (ie, hospitals without specialized trauma teams or units), including what clinical outcomes are achieved and how many are transferred to a higher level of care. Without these data, it is difficult to make informed regional or national policy decisions about triage practices...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936627/profiling-the-serum-albumin-cys34-adductome-of-solid-fuel-users-in-xuanwei-and-fuyuan-china
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Sixin S Lu, Hasmik Grigoryan, William M B Edmands, Wei Hu, Anthony T Iavarone, Alan Hubbard, Nathaniel Rothman, Roel Vermeulen, Qing Lan, Stephen M Rappaport
Xuanwei and Fuyuan counties in China have the highest lung cancer rates in the world due to household air pollution from combustion of smoky coal for cooking and heating. To discover potential biomarkers of indoor combustion products, we profiled adducts at the Cys34 locus of human serum albumin (HSA) in 29 nonsmoking Xuanwei and Fuyuan females who used smoky coal, smokeless coal, or wood and 10 local controls who used electricity or gas fuel. Our untargeted "adductomics" method detected 50 tryptic peptides of HSA, containing Cys34 and prominent post-translational modifications...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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 on 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 article applies a random parameters logit model to study the differences in injury severities among unimpaired, alcohol-impaired, and drug-impaired drivers...
July 4, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892622/changes-in-physician-practice-patterns-after-implementation-of-a-communication-and-resolution-program
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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...
June 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879353/2016-health-care-education-presidential-address-if-dsme-were-a-pill-would-you-prescribe-it
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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
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