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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822822/preventable-diagnostic-errors-in-fatal-cervical-spine-injuries-a-nationwide-register-based-study-from-1987-to-2010
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Tuomo Thesleff, Tero Niskakangas, Teemu Luoto, Grant L Iverson, Juha Öhman, Antti Ronkainen
BACKGROUND: Fall-induced injuries in patients are increasing in number and they often lead to serious consequences, such as cervical spine injuries (CSI). CSI diagnostics remain a challenge despite improved radiological services. PURPOSE: Our aim is to define the incidence and risk factors for diagnostic errors among patients who died following a CSI. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective death certificate-based study of the whole population of XXX...
August 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821855/fifteen-year-mortality-trends-in-poland-analysed-with-the-use-of-standard-expected-years-of-life-lost-2000-2014
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Małgorzata Pikala, Irena Maniecka-Bryła
The aim of the study is an evaluation of years of life lost by inhabitants of Poland according to the most important causes of mortality and identification of trends in the period 2000-2014. The study material included a database which contained information gathered from 5,601,568 death certificates of inhabitants of Poland. In order to calculate years of life lost, the SEYLLp index (Standard Expected Years of Life Lost per living person) was applied. We also calculated AAPC (Average Annual Percentage Change)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821291/who-and-where-are-the-uncounted-children-inequalities-in-birth-certificate-coverage-among-children-under-five-years-in-94-countries-using-nationally-representative-household-surveys
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Amiya Bhatia, Leonardo Zanini Ferreira, Aluísio J D Barros, Cesar Gomes Victora
BACKGROUND: Birth registration, and the possession of a birth certificate as proof of registration, has long been recognized as a fundamental human right. Data from a functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system allows governments to benefit from accurate and universal data on birth and death rates. However, access to birth certificates remains challenging and unequal in many low and middle-income countries. This paper examines wealth, urban/rural and gender inequalities in birth certificate coverage...
August 18, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817335/killed-by-police-validity-of-media-based-data-and-misclassification-of-death-certificates-in-massachusetts-2004-2016
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Justin M Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A Coull, Nancy Krieger
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of demographic data reported in news media-based data sets for persons killed by police in Massachusetts (2004-2016) and to evaluate misclassification of these deaths in vital statistics mortality data. METHODS: We identified 84 deaths resulting from police intervention in 4 news media-based data sources (WGBH News, Fatal Encounters, The Guardian, and The Washington Post) and, via record linkage, conducted matched-pair analyses with the Massachusetts mortality data...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815680/study-of-coverage-of-confidence-intervals-for-the-standardized-mortality-ratio-in-studies-with-missing-death-certificates
#5
Jana Timkova, Lukas Kotik, Ladislav Tomasek
This paper assesses the coverage probability of commonly used confidence intervals for the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) when death certificates are missing. It also proposes alternative confidence interval approaches with coverage probabilities close to .95. In epidemiology, the SMR is an important measure of risk of disease mortality (or incidence) to compare a specific group to a reference population. The appropriate confidence interval for the SMR is crucial, especially when the SMR is close to 1.0 and the statistical significance of the risk needs to be determined...
August 16, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814627/prematurity-and-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths-in-the-united-states
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Barbara M Ostfeld, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Nancy E Reichman, Julien O Teitler, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prematurity, a strong risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), was addressed in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 for safe sleep education in NICUs. We documented associations between gestational age (GA) and SUID subsequent to these guidelines. METHODS: Using the 2012-2013 US linked infant birth and death certificate period files, we documented rates per live births of sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined and unspecified causes, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and overall SUID by GA in postneonatal, out-of-hospital, and autopsied cases; compared survivors and cases; and estimated logistic regression models of associations between GA and SUID...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814625/variations-in-cause-of-death-determination-for-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths
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Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Sharyn E Parks, Jennifer Brustrom, Tom Andrew, Lena Camperlengo, John Fudenberg, Betsy Payn, Dale Rhoda
OBJECTIVES: To quantify and describe variation in cause-of-death certification of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) among US medical examiners and coroners. METHODS: From January to November 2014, we conducted a nationally representative survey of US medical examiners and coroners who certify infant deaths. Two-stage unequal probability sampling with replacement was used. Medical examiners and coroners were asked to classify SUIDs based on hypothetical scenarios and to describe the evidence considered and investigative procedures used for cause-of-death determination...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811283/prognosis-and-its-predictors-after-incident-stroke-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Stefanie Hägg-Holmberg, Lena M Thorn, Carol M Forsblom, Daniel Gordin, Nina Elonen, Valma Harjutsalo, Ron Liebkind, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Per-Henrik Groop
OBJECTIVE: Although patients with type 1 diabetes have a poor prognosis after a stroke, predictors of survival after an incident stroke in these patients are poorly studied. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this observational study, a total of 144 patients of 4,083 with type 1 diabetes from the Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy (FinnDiane) Study suffered an incident stroke in 1997-2010, and were followed for a mean 3.4 ± 3.1 years after the stroke. Information was recorded on hard cardiovascular events and death as a result of cardiovascular or diabetes-related cause, collectively referred to as vascular composite end point...
August 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807565/disrupted-day-night-pattern-of-cardiovascular-death-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Emerson Ferreira Martins, Denis Martinez, Fernando A Boeira Sabino da Silva, Lauren Sezerá, Rodrigo da Rosa de Camargo, Cintia Zappe Fiori, Flávio Danni Fuchs, Ruy Silveira Moraes
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who suffer sudden cardiac death die predominantly during the night. We aimed to investigate whether all cardiovascular-related deaths display the same night-time peak as sudden cardiac death. METHODS: Data from a large cohort of adults who underwent full-night polysomnography between 1985 and 2015 in a university-affiliated sleep clinic were analyzed. Time and cause of death of these patients and of persons from the general population were identified in death certificates from the State Health Secretariat...
July 26, 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804791/intelligent-mortality-reporting-with-fhir
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Ryan A Hoffman, Hang Wu, Janani Venugopalan, Paula Braun, May D Wang
One pressing need in the area of public health is timely, accurate, and complete reporting of deaths and the conditions leading up to them. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a new HL7 interoperability standard for electronic health record (EHR), while Sustainable Medical Applications and Reusable Technologies (SMART)-on-FHIR enables third-party app development that can work "out of the box". This research demonstrates the feasibility of developing SMART-on-FHIR applications to enable medical professionals to perform timely and accurate death reporting within multiple different jurisdictions of US...
February 2017: IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797652/geographic-variation-in-opioid-and-heroin-involved-drug-poisoning-mortality-rates
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Christopher J Ruhm
INTRODUCTION: An important barrier to formulating effective policies to address the rapid rise in U.S. fatal overdoses is that the specific drugs involved are frequently not identified on death certificates. This analysis supplies improved estimates of state opioid and heroin involved drug fatality rates in 2014, and changes from 2008 to 2014. METHODS: Reported mortality rates were calculated directly from death certificates and compared to corrected rates that imputed drug involvement when no drug was specified...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796981/-infant-and-neonatal-deaths-in-poland-in-1995-2015
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Katarzyna Szamotulska, Ewa Mierzejewska
AIM: The aim of the study was the analysis of trends of infant and neonatal mortality in Poland in 1995-2015, overall and by gestational age, main groups of causes and age at death. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from birth and death certificates from 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2015 were used. Infant, neonatal, postneonatal, perinatal and gestational age - specific mortality rates were presented. Main groups of causes of deaths were determined according to the International Classification of Diseases ICD-10...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791691/birth-rates-after-radioactive-iodine-treatment-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Chelsea Anderson, Stephanie M Engel, Mark A Weaver, Jose P Zevallos, Hazel B Nichols
Treatment with radioactive iodine (RAI) for differentiated thyroid cancer has been associated with alterations in gonadal function in women, including changes in menstrual function and an earlier age at menopause. Our objective was to evaluate associations between RAI and post-diagnosis live birth rates among thyroid cancer survivors diagnosed at ages 15-39 years. We identified women diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer between January 2000 and December 2013 in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (CCR)...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789821/fetal-death-certificate-data-quality-a-tale-of-two-u-s-counties
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Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist, Robert M Silver, Corette B Parker, Donald J Dudley, Matthew A Koch, Uma M Reddy, George R Saade, Robert L Goldenberg, Carol J R Hogue
PURPOSE: Describe the relative frequency and joint effect of missing and misreported fetal death certificate (FDC) data and identify variations by key characteristics. METHODS: Stillbirths were prospectively identified during 2006-2008 for a multisite population-based case-control study. For this study, eligible mothers of stillbirths were not incarcerated residents of DeKalb County, Georgia, or Salt Lake County, Utah, aged ≥13 years, with an identifiable FDC...
July 20, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765270/improving-hospital-death-certification-in-vietnam-results-of-a-pilot-study-of-injury-related-fatalities
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Merrilyn Walton, Reema Harrison, Anna Chevalier, Esmond Esguerra, Nguyen Duc Chinh, Haphan Haian, Dang Van Duong, Huong Giang
BACKGROUND: Vietnam has prioritised the establishment of a civil registration system for deaths but as yet is unable to report accurate national statistics for the population of 93.5 million people due to inadequate mortality data. Verbal autopsy data suggest that injury is a third leading cause of death (by International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision chapters) in Vietnam, with road traffic injuries in particular a significant and increasing challenge...
August 1, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762897/sudden-unexpected-death-caused-by-stroke-a-nationwide-study-among-children-and-young-adults-in-denmark
#16
Frederik Nybye Ågesen, Bjarke Risgaard, Sára Zachariasardóttir, Reza Jabbari, Thomas Hadberg Lynge, Ole Ingemann-Hansen, Gyda Lolk Ottesen, Jørgen Lange Thomsen, Stig Haunsø, Derk Wolfgang Krieger, Bo Gregers Winkel, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen
Background Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in young individuals globally. Data on the burden of sudden death by stroke are sparse in the young. Aims The aim of this study was to report mortality rates, cause of death, stroke subtype, and symptoms in children and young adults who suffered sudden death by stroke. Methods We conducted a retrospective, nationwide study including all deaths within Danish borders between 2000-2009 and 2007-2009 in persons aged 1-35 years and 36-49 years, respectively. Two physicians identified all sudden death cases through review of all death certificates...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760160/regional-variations-in-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-israel-2009-2013
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Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Miriam Aburbeh, Inbal Weiss Salz, Yael Applbaum, Nehama F Goldberger
BACKGROUND: Regional variations in mortality can be used to study and assess differences in disease prevalence and factors leading to disease and mortality from different causes. To enable this comparison, it is important to standardize the mortality data to adjust for the effects of regional population differences in age, nationality and country of origin. METHODS: Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were calculated for the districts and sub-districts in Israel, for total mortality by gender as well as for leading causes of death and selected specific causes...
August 1, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760138/age-standardized-mortality-rates-related-to-viral-hepatitis-in-brazil
#18
Hugo Perazzo, Antonio G Pacheco, Paula M Luz, Rodolfo Castro, Chris Hyde, Juliana Fittipaldi, Caroline Rigolon, Sandra W Cardoso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Valdiléa G Veloso
BACKGROUND: Liver-related mortality has been increasing worldwide. We aimed to estimate the age-standardized mortality rates from viral hepatitis in Brazil. METHODS: The Brazilian National Death Registry was analyzed from 2008 to 2014. Viral hepatitis deaths were defined by the following ICD-10 codes in the death certificate: hepatitis A [B15.0; B15.9]; hepatitis B [B16.2; B16.9; B18.1]; hepatitis C [B17.1; B18.2]; hepatitis Delta [B16.0; B16.1; B18.0; B17.0] and other viral hepatitis [B17...
July 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759406/variations-in-cause-of-death-determination-for-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths
#19
Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Sharyn E Parks, Jennifer Brustrom, Tom Andrew, Lena Camperlengo, John Fudenberg, Betsy Payn, Dale Rhoda
OBJECTIVES: To quantify and describe variation in cause-of-death certification of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) among US medical examiners and coroners. METHODS: From January to November 2014, we conducted a nationally representative survey of US medical examiners and coroners who certify infant deaths. Two-stage unequal probability sampling with replacement was used. Medical examiners and coroners were asked to classify SUIDs based on hypothetical scenarios and to describe the evidence considered and investigative procedures used for cause-of-death determination...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759397/prematurity-and-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths-in-the-united-states
#20
Barbara M Ostfeld, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Nancy E Reichman, Julien O Teitler, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prematurity, a strong risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), was addressed in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 for safe sleep education in NICUs. We documented associations between gestational age (GA) and SUID subsequent to these guidelines. METHODS: Using the 2012-2013 US linked infant birth and death certificate period files, we documented rates per live births of sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined and unspecified causes, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and overall SUID by GA in postneonatal, out-of-hospital, and autopsied cases; compared survivors and cases; and estimated logistic regression models of associations between GA and SUID...
July 2017: Pediatrics
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