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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645039/fundamental-causes-of-accelerated-declines-in-colorectal-cancer-mortality-modeling-multiple-ways-that-disadvantage-influences-mortality-risk
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Sean A P Clouston, Marcie S Rubin, David Chae, Jeremy Freese, Barbara Nemesure, Bruce G Link
BACKGROUND: Improvements in colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality reflect the distribution of effective preventions. Social inequalities often generate unequal diffusion of medical interventions, resulting in disparate outcomes while preventions are being disseminated throughout the population. This study used a novel method to examine whether Race (Black versus White) and SES influenced when rates of CRC mortality started to decline, and how rapidly they did so. METHOD: Mortality counts from 1968-2010 were derived from death certificates of U...
June 13, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638939/-consequences-of-autopsies-for-the-living-causes-of-death-in-the-clinical-diagnosis-septic-and-toxic-shock
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L Ozretić, A Schwindowski, H-P Dienes, R Büttner, U Drebber, J W U Fries
BACKGROUND: There is reason to believe that the diagnosis of septic and toxic shock, as indicated on the death certificate, cannot be confirmed as the cause of death without autopsy and subsequent histological analysis. The external examination of the corpse can therefore not represent the sole basis for a reliable statement about the infection status of a corpse, e. g. as a prerequisite for embalming. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The validity of autopsy in determining septic and toxic shock as the cause of death is demonstrated in 7 exemplary cases...
June 21, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634679/establishment-of-two-forensic-medicine-osce-stations-on-the-subject-of-external-post-mortem-examination
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S Heide, R Lessig, V Hachmann, D Stiller, M Rönsch, D Stoevesandt, A Biolik, S Watzke, J Kellner
An improvement in quality of medical external post-mortem examinations among others can be achieved by more intensive training of medical students. Modern learning and teaching methods such as e-learning modules and SkillsLab stations should be used for this. The introduction of corresponding methods of assessment such as the OSCE procedure is necessary to test the success of learning. In Halle (Germany), two OSCE stations on the subject of external post-mortem examinations were introduced in 2016. The 'practical external post-mortem examination' station test skills and abilities students have learned during practical external post-mortem examination in small group classes on a simulation doll...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633458/causes-of-death-and-mortality-trends-of-all-individuals-reported-with-hiv-aids-in-israel-1985-2010
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Zohar Mor, Rivka Sheffer, Daniel Chemtob
Background: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed life-expectancy and mortality trends among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) since 1996. This retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the mortality epidemiology of PLWHA in Israel and analyze the causes of death. Methods: This cohort study included all adult Israeli-citizens PLWHA between 1985 and 2010 and crossed matched with the Civil Registry to identify those who died. Death certificates were classified into AIDS or non-AIDS deaths related-causes...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628942/increasing-burden-of-liver-cancer-despite-extensive-use-of-antiviral-agents-in-a-hepatitis-b-virus-endemic-population
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Jonggi Choi, Seungbong Han, Namkug Kim, Young-Suk Lim
Most mortalities from liver disease and liver cancer worldwide are attributable to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus. Despite remarkable advances in the treatment of HBV over past decades, limited population-level data are available regarding its impact on burden of liver disease and liver cancer. Mortality data from liver disease and liver cancer were obtained from national death certificate database of Korea, a HBV-endemic country, between 1999 and 2013, and were analyzed by Joinpoint analysis...
June 19, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602606/trends-in-mortality-burden-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cirrhosis-and-fulminant-hepatitis-before-and-after-roll-out-of-the-first-pilot-vaccination-program-against-hepatitis-b-in-peru-an-analysis-of-death-certificate-data
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Max Carlos Ramírez-Soto, Gutia Ortega-Cáceres, César Cabezas
The first pilot vaccination program against hepatitis B in Peru was implemented in the hyperendemic Abancay province in 1991. To assess the impact of vaccination on mortality rates of hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cirrhosis, and fulminant hepatitis, we compared mortality trends before (1960-1990) and after (1991-2012) roll-out of the vaccination program, using death certificate data from the Municipalidad Provincial de Abancay. Our results showed that, following program roll-out, the overall mortality rates (per 100,000 population) decreased from 9...
June 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598348/mortality-from-selected-diseases-that-can-be-transmitted-by-water-united-states-2003-2009
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J W Gargano, E A Adam, S A Collier, K E Fullerton, S J Feinman, M J Beach
Diseases spread by water are caused by fecal-oral, contact, inhalation, or other routes, resulting in illnesses affecting multiple body systems. We selected 13 pathogens or syndromes implicated in waterborne disease outbreaks or other well-documented waterborne transmission (acute otitis externa, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Escherichia coli (E. coli), free-living ameba, Giardia, Hepatitis A virus, Legionella (Legionnaires' disease), nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), Pseudomonas-related pneumonia or septicemia, Salmonella, Shigella, and Vibrio)...
June 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595294/coccidioidomycosis-an-underreported-cause-of-death-arizona-2008-2013
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Jefferson M Jones, Lia Koski, Mohammed Khan, Shane Brady, Rebecca Sunenshine, Ken K Komatsu
In Arizona during 1997-2013, coccidioidomycosis increased from 21 to 90 cases/100,000 population, but coccidioidomycosis-associated deaths remained stable at 3-6 deaths/million population. We used the capture-recapture method by using death certificates and hospital discharge data to more fully estimate the total number of coccidioidomycosis-attributable deaths and compared this with published estimates. Death certificates were included if any cause of death included coccidioidomycosis; hospital discharge data deaths were included if any discharge diagnosis included coccidioidomycosis and laboratory confirmation...
June 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595293/examination-of-cause-of-death-data-quality-among-nyc-deaths-due-to-cancer-pneumonia-or-diabetes-from-2010-to-2014
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Laura Falci, Erica J Lee Argov, Gretchen Van Wye, Madia Plitt, Antonio Soto, Mary Huynh
The cause-of-death (COD) statement reported on the death certificate is a valuable tool for public health practice, but its utility is impaired by reporting inaccuracies. To assess the quality of the COD reported in New York City, we developed and applied a quality measure to three leading causes of death: cancer, pneumonia, and diabetes. The COD quality measure characterized five common issues with COD completion: non-specific conditions as the underlying COD (UCOD); UCOD discrepancies; one informative cause in the entire certificate; competing causes listed together on one line; and clinically improbable sequences...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592455/the-incidence-of-sudep-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Olafur Sveinsson, Tomas Andersson, Sofia Carlsson, Torbjörn Tomson
OBJECTIVE: To identify all cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among people in Sweden during 1 year and to determine the SUDEP incidence in relation to age, sex, and psychiatric comorbidity. METHODS: We included all individuals with a hospital-based ambulatory care or hospital discharge diagnosis of epilepsy in the Swedish National Patient Registry during 1998-2005 who were alive on January 1, 2008. Deaths during 2008 were identified by linkage to the National Cause of Death Registry...
June 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579600/incidence-management-and-short-term-outcome-of-stroke-in-a-general-population-of-1-4-million-japanese%C3%A3-shiga-stroke-registry
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Naoyuki Takashima, Hisatomi Arima, Yoshikuni Kita, Takako Fujii, Naomi Miyamatsu, Masaru Komori, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Satoru Nagata, Katsuyuki Miura, Kazuhiko Nozaki
BACKGROUND: This study determined the current status of the incidence, management, and prognosis of stroke in Japan using a population-based stroke registry.Methods and Results:Shiga Stroke Registry is an ongoing population-based registry that covers approximately 1.4 million residents of Shiga Prefecture. Cases of acute stroke were identified using standard definitions through surveillance of both all acute-care hospitals with neurology/neurosurgery facilities and death certificates in 2011...
June 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578665/risk-factors-for-dementia-in-the-ninth-decade-of-life-and-beyond-a-study-of-the-lothian-birth-cohort-1921
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Ruth A Sibbett, Tom C Russ, Ian J Deary, John M Starr
BACKGROUND: With increasing numbers of people surviving beyond eighty years, this section of the population demands attention to reduce the impact of dementia. In order to develop effective preventative strategies, it is essential to understand age-specific risk factor profiles for dementia: do risk factors for dementia in those in their sixties and seventies persist into oldest age? The aims of this study were to determine incident dementia and to investigate the risk profile for dementia from age 79 to 95 years in a well-characterised cohort...
June 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574868/evaluation-of-completeness-of-case-ascertainment-in-swiss-cancer-registration
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Matthias Lorez, Andrea Bordoni, Christine Bouchardy, Jean-Luc Bulliard, Bertrand Camey, Silvia Dehler, Harald Frick, Isabelle Konzelmann, Manuela Maspoli, Seyed M Mousavi, Sabine Rohrmann, Volker Arndt
This is the first comprehensive evaluation of completeness of case ascertainment in Swiss cancer registration. There is currently no method available that is considered to be the gold standard. Apart from simple measures such as the proportion of cases where registration was initiated by a death certificate and the proportion of diagnoses on the basis of histology or cytology/haematology, we applied two dedicated approaches: (i) the semiquantitative method of comparing the mortality to incidence rate ratio with relative survival (MI-Surv method) and (ii) the Flow method, which provides a quantitative estimate for the completeness depending on time since diagnosis...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572021/death-certificates-data-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-parkinsonism
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Mariana Moscovich, Gabriela Boschetti, Adriana Moro, Helio A G Teive, Anhar Hassan, Renato P Munhoz
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of variables related to mortality in Parkinson disease (PD) and other parkinsonian syndromes relies, among other sources, on accurate death certificate (DC) documentation. We assessed the documentation of the degenerative disorder on DCs and evaluated comorbidities and causes of death among parkinsonian patients. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were systematically and prospectively collected on deceased patients followed at a tertiary movement disorder clinic...
May 26, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571496/occupational-variation-in-end-of-life-care-intensity
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Joseph A Hyder, R Sterling Haring, Daniel Sturgeon, Priscilla K Gazarian, Wei Jiang, Zara Cooper, Stuart R Lipsitz, Holly G Prigerson, Joel S Weissman
BACKGROUND: End-of-life (EOL) care intensity is known to vary by secular and geographic patterns. US physicians receive less aggressive EOL care than the general population, presumably the result of preferences shaped by work-place experience with EOL care. OBJECTIVE: We investigated occupation as a source of variation in EOL care intensity. METHODS: Across 4 states, we identified 660 599, nonhealth maintenance organization Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥66 years who died between 2004 and 2011...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562724/-mesothelioma-mortality-in-argentina-1980-2013
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Andrés Trotta, Vilma Sousa Santana, Marcio Alazraqui
Mesothelioma mortality and its socio-demographic and temporal patterns in Argentina from 1980 to 2013 were estimated using data from death certificates obtained from the Vital Statistics System of Argentina's National Ministry of Health. There were 3,259 mesothelioma deaths corresponding to an age-adjusted mortality of 3.1/1,000,000 in 1980 and 5.7/1,000,000 in 2013, an average increase of 84.1% in 34 years. This raising trend became clearer after 1997. Males had higher mortality estimates compared with women in every year of the series; these findings suggest past exposure to asbestos...
January 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554911/navigating-high-risk-surgery-protocol-for-a-multisite-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial-of-a-question-prompt-list-intervention-to-empower-older-adults-to-ask-questions-that-inform-treatment-decisions
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Lauren J Taylor, Paul J Rathouz, Ana Berlin, Karen J Brasel, Anne C Mosenthal, Emily Finlayson, Zara Cooper, Nicole M Steffens, Nora Jacobson, Anne Buffington, Jennifer L Tucholka, Qianqian Zhao, Margaret L Schwarze
INTRODUCTION: Older patients frequently undergo operations that carry high risk for postoperative complications and death. Poor preoperative communication between patients and surgeons can lead to uninformed decisions and result in unexpected outcomes, conflict between surgeons and patients, and treatment inconsistent with patient preferences. This article describes the protocol for a multisite, cluster-randomised trial that uses a stepped wedge design to test a patient-driven question prompt list (QPL) intervention aimed to improve preoperative decision making and inform postoperative expectations...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550676/-estimated-of-esophageal-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-china-2013
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Y T He, D J Li, D Liang, J Jin, D G Wen, W Q Chen, J He
Objective: The National Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) collected esophageal data of local cancer registries in 2013 to estimate the incidence and mortality in China. Methods: Data submitted from 347 registries were evaluated and 255 registries' data are qualified by NCCR. Data of incidence and mortality were stratified with areas (urban/rural), gender and age group. Chinese population census in 2000 and Segi's population were used for age-standardized incidence/mortality. Results: All of 255 cancer registries covered a total of 226 494 490 population (111 595 772 in urban areas and 114 898 718 in rural areas)...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545053/mortality-among-blood-donors-seropositive-and-seronegative-for-chagas-disease-1996-2000-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-a-death-certificate-linkage-study
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Ligia Capuani, Ana Luiza Bierrenbach, Airlane Pereira Alencar, Alfredo Mendrone, João Eduardo Ferreira, Brian Custer, Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Ester Cerdeira Sabino
BACKGROUND: Individuals in the indeterminate phase of Chagas disease are considered to have mortality rates similar to those of the overall population. This study compares mortality rates among blood donors seropositive for Chagas disease and negative controls in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This is a retrospective cohort study of blood donors from 1996 to 2000: 2842 seropositive and 5684 seronegative for Chagas disease. Death status was ascertained by performing probabilistic record linkage (RL) with the Brazil national mortality information system (SIM)...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542870/the-breast-and-cervical-cancer-early-detection-program-medicaid-and-breast-cancer-outcomes-among-ohio-s-underserved-women
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Siran M Koroukian, Paul M Bakaki, Phyo Than Htoo, Xiaozhen Han, Mark Schluchter, Cynthia Owusu, Gregory S Cooper, Johnie Rose, Susan A Flocke
BACKGROUND: As an organized screening program, the national Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) was launched in the early 1990s to improve breast cancer outcomes among underserved women. To analyze the impact of the BCCEDP on breast cancer outcomes in Ohio, this study compared cancer stages and mortality across BCCEDP participants, Medicaid beneficiaries, and "all others." METHODS: This study linked data across the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, Medicaid, the BCCEDP database, death certificates, and the US Census and identified 26,426 women aged 40 to 64 years who had been diagnosed with incident invasive breast cancer during the years 2002-2008 (deaths through 2010)...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
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