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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735696/recurrent-bridgehead-effects-accelerate-global-alien-ant-spread
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Cleo Bertelsmeier, Sébastien Ollier, Andrew M Liebhold, Eckehard G Brockerhoff, Darren Ward, Laurent Keller
Biological invasions are a major threat to biological diversity, agriculture, and human health. To predict and prevent new invasions, it is crucial to develop a better understanding of the drivers of the invasion process. The analysis of 4,533 border interception events revealed that at least 51 different alien ant species were intercepted at US ports over a period of 70 years (1914-1984), and 45 alien species were intercepted entering New Zealand over a period of 68 years (1955-2013). Most of the interceptions did not originate from species' native ranges but instead came from invaded areas...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717764/status-of-geriatrics-in-22-countries
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K H Pitkälä, F C Martin, S Maggi, S K Jyväkorpi, T E Strandberg
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to describe the current status of geriatrics and position of geriatricians in 22 countries of three continents, and to portray their attitudes towards and resources allocated to geriatrics. METHODS: An electronic survey was delivered to a convenience sample of 22 geriatricians in leading positions of their countries. RESULTS: The time required in post graduation specialist training to become a geriatrician varied from one year (subspecialty in the USA) to six years (independent specialty in Belgium)...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692621/h3africa-current-perspectives
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Nicola Mulder, Alash'le Abimiku, Sally N Adebamowo, Jantina de Vries, Alice Matimba, Paul Olowoyo, Michele Ramsay, Michelle Skelton, Dan J Stein
Precision medicine is being enabled in high-income countries by the growing availability of health data, increasing knowledge of the genetic determinants of disease and variation in response to treatment (pharmacogenomics), and the decreasing costs of data generation, which promote routine application of genomic technologies in the health sector. However, there is uncertainty about the feasibility of applying precision medicine approaches in low- and middle-income countries, due to the lack of population-specific knowledge, skills, and resources...
2018: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596701/using-systems-thinking-to-advance-global-health-engagement-in-education-and-practice
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Janet M Phillips, Ann M Stalter
The integration of global health into nursing practice within complex systems requires a strategic approach. The System-Level Awareness Model (SAM) can be used to guide the process of enhancing systems thinking for global health. The purpose of this article is to explain the SAM and how to use it for integrating systems thinking into nursing education in academic, professional development, and continuing education settings to promote global health across the nursing continuum. Tips are provided on how to teach systems thinking for global health in nursing education and practice, consistent with continuing education national learning competencies for health care professionals...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565110/white-book-on-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-prm-in-europe-chapter-9-education-and-continuous-professional-development-shaping-the-future-of-prm
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In the context of the White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM), this paper deals with the education of PRM physicians in Europe. To acquire the wide field of competence needed, specialists in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine have to undergo a well organised and appropriately structured training of adequate duration. In fact they are required to develop not only medical knowledge, but also competence in patient care, specific procedural skills, and attitudes towards interpersonal relationship and communication, profound understanding of the main principles of medical ethics and public health, ability to apply policies of care and prevention for disabled people, capacity to master strategies for reintegration of disabled people into society, apply principles of quality assurance and promote a practice-based continuous professional development...
April 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510765/enhancing-global-health-security-us-africa-command-s-disaster-preparedness-program
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Melinda J Morton Hamer, Paul L Reed, Jane D Greulich, Charles W Beadling
US Africa Command's Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP), implemented by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, partnered with US Government agencies and international organizations to promote stability and security on the African continent by engaging with African Partner Nations' (PN) civil and military authorities to improve disaster management capabilities. From 2008 to 2015, DPP conducted disaster preparedness and response programming with 17 PNs. DPP held a series of engagements with each, including workshops, strategic planning, developing preparedness and response plans, tabletop exercises, and prioritizing disaster management capability gaps identified through the engagements...
March 7, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433137/-the-invisibles-project-meeting-and-collaboration-of-public-health-and-volunteering-the-influenza-vaccination-experience-to-promote-the-health-of-the-socially-vulnerable-and-economically-disadvantaged-population
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Loris Pagano, Caterina Pizzutelli, Maria Maddalena Matarazzo, Gaia Monteleone, Damiano Pizzuti
Migration and the current European socioeconomic conditions necessitate an evaluation/assessment, as detailed as possible, of the spread of seasonal infectious diseases in order to reduce inequalities in the healthcare system. The "Scuola di Formazione in Medicina Generale" of Lazio, in collaboration with the Community of Sant'Egidio of Rome, organized an influenza/flu vaccination campaign for homeless people, migrants and the poor in order to check their health conditions and prevent the spread of the most common infectious diseases...
September 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384582/using-a-role-play-simulation-game-to-promote-systems-thinking
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Judith Young
Learning is a dynamic process where the learner discovers new knowledge and constructs new insights. The "Friday Night in the ER"© role-play simulation game facilitates system thinking, data-based decision making, and collaboration. Nurse educators in academe and health care settings can use this game to practice the essential skills of nurse professionals. J Contin Nurs Educ. 2018;49(1):10-11.
January 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381170/health-literacy-essential-for-a-culture-of-health
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Amy J Barton, Patricia E Allen, Diane K Boyle, Lori A Loan, Jaynelle F Stichler, Terri Ann Parnell
BACKGROUND: A culture of health requires a commitment from all-individuals, families, communities, organizations, and municipalities-to value health and make decisions reflective of a healthy society. At the individual level, health literacy is a necessary precursor to assist individuals in achieving a higher level of health. METHOD: One method for ensuring that staff members are routinely assessing and promoting health literacy is using competencies and practices previously identified for all health professions...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368559/bjn-award-runner-up-2017-continence-nurse-of-the-year
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Hannah Molyneux
Continence Promotion Service Team, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.
January 25, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238752/colonic-butyrate-producing-communities-in-humans-an-overview-using-omics-data
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Marius Vital, André Karch, Dietmar H Pieper
Given the key role of butyrate for host health, understanding the ecology of intestinal butyrate-producing communities is a top priority for gut microbiota research. To this end, we performed a pooled analysis on 2,387 metagenomic/transcriptomic samples from 15 publicly available data sets that originated from three continents and encompassed eight diseases as well as specific interventions. For analyses, a gene catalogue was constructed from gene-targeted assemblies of all genes from butyrate synthesis pathways of all samples and from an updated reference database derived from genome screenings...
November 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163434/neglected-australian-arboviruses-and-undifferentiated-febrile-illness-addressing-public-health-challenges-arising-from-the-developing-northern-australia-government-policy
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Narayan Gyawali, Richard S Bradbury, John G Aaskov, Andrew W Taylor-Robinson
The Australian Government is currently promoting the development of Northern Australia, with an associated increase in the local population. Consequent to this is the public health threat posed by heightened human exposure to many previously neglected arboviruses that are indigenous to the region. This initiative to support economic activity in the tropical north of the continent is leading to the accelerated expansion of an infection-naïve human population into hitherto un-encountered ecosystems inhabited by reservoir animals and vectors for these arboviruses...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155274/polysaccharides-from-the-south-african-medicinal-plant-artemisia-afra-structure-and-activity-studies
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Paula Marie Braünlich, Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen, Marit Inngjerdingen, Quinton Johnson, Berit Smestad Paulsen, Wilfred Mabusela
Artemisia afra (Jacq. Ex. Willd), is an indigenous plant in South Africa and other parts of the African continent, where it is used as traditional medicine mostly for respiratory conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate the structural features of the polysaccharides from the leaves of this plant, as well as the biological activities of the polysaccharide fractions against the complement assay. Leaves of Artemisia afra were extracted sequentially with organic solvents (dichloromethane and methanol), 50% aqueous ethanol, and water at 50 and 100°C respectively...
January 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083460/language-sensitivity-the-respect-model-and-continuing-education
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Dawn M Aycock, Traci T Sims, Terri Florman, Karis T Casseus, Paula M Gordon, Regena G Spratling
Some words and phrases used by health care providers may be perceived as insensitive by patients, which could negatively affect patient outcomes and satisfaction. However, a distinct concept that can be used to describe and synthesize these words and phrases does not exist. The purpose of this article is to propose the concept of language sensitivity, defined as the use of respectful, supportive, and caring words with consideration for a patient's situation and diagnosis. Examples of how language sensitivity may be lacking in nurse-patient interactions are described, and solutions are provided using the RESPECT (Rapport, Environment/Equipment, Safety, Privacy, Encouragement, Caring/Compassion, and Tact) model...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081552/contraceptive-practice-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Amy O Tsui, Win Brown, Qingfeng Li
Forty eight of the African continent's 54 sovereign states are located in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, with the government of each defining and shaping its own health services and delivery systems. This paper reviews the trends and patterns of contraceptive practice in the region. Using survey data available from the Demographic and Health Surveys and Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020, the study finds modern contraceptive practice to be on the rise overall but with much geographic variation...
May 2017: Population and Development Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073918/a-first-description-of-the-colombian-national-registry-for-rare-diseases
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Heidi Eliana Mateus, Ana María Pérez, Martha Lucía Mesa, Germán Escobar, Jubby Marcela Gálvez, José Ivo Montaño, Martha Lucía Ospina, Paul Laissue
OBJECTIVE: Orphan diseases must be considered a public health concern, underlying country-specific challenges for their accurate and opportune diagnosis, classification and management. Orphan disease registries have not yet been created in South America, a continent having a population of ~ 415 million inhabitants. In Colombia ~ 3 million of patients are affected by rare diseases. The aim of the present study was to establish the first Colombian national registry for rare diseases. The registry was created after the establishment of laws promoting the development of clinical guidelines for diagnosis, management, census and registry of patients suffering rare diseases...
October 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954182/strategies-for-effective-facilitation-as-a-component-of-an-evidence-based-clinical-fellowship-program
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Lucylynn Lizarondo, Alexa McArthur
Clinical fellowships are a common means to provide health practitioners with professional development and education, including training for research and evidence-based practice. The Joanna Briggs Institute offers a clinical fellowship program as part of its strategy to promote evidence-based health care. A key aspect of the Joanna Briggs Institute clinical fellowship program is facilitation. This article aims to outline some practical tips for effective facilitation as it is applied in a clinical fellowship program aimed to promote evidence implementation...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950866/public-and-patient-involvement-in-needs-assessment-and-social-innovation-a-people-centred-approach-to-care-and-research-for-congenital-disorders-of-glycosylation
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Cláudia de Freitas, Vanessa Dos Reis, Susana Silva, Paula A Videira, Eva Morava, Jaak Jaeken
BACKGROUND: Public and patient involvement in the design of people-centred care and research is vital for communities whose needs are underserved, as are people with rare diseases. Innovations devised collectively by patients, caregivers, professionals and other members of the public can foster transformative change toward more responsive services and research. However, attempts to involve lay and professional stakeholders in devising community-framed strategies to address the unmet needs of rare diseases are lacking...
September 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854106/mosquito-vector-biology-and-control-in-latin-america-a-27th-symposium
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Lee W Cohnstaedt, Catalina Alfonso-Parra, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas
The 27th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the AMCA in San Diego, CA, in February 2017. The Latin American Symposia promote the participation of vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America and the sharing of data between continents. Generally, presentations are in Spanish and simultaneously translated in English, although the majority of PowerPoint slides are in English so all meeting attendees can understand the content...
September 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803558/global-comparison-of-national-individual-food-consumption-surveys-as-a-basis-for-health-research-and-integration-in-national-health-surveillance-programmes
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Inge Huybrechts, Elom K Aglago, Amy Mullee, Willem De Keyzer, Catherine Leclercq, Pauline Allemand, Agnieszka Balcerzak, Francis B Zotor, Marc J Gunter
Individual food consumption surveys (IFCS) are performed to evaluate compliance with food/nutrient intake requirements or exposure to potential harmful dietary contaminants/components. In this review, we inventoried methods and designs used in national IFCS and discussed the methodologies applied across countries. Literature searches were performed using fixed sets of search terms in different online databases. We identified IFCS in thirty-nine countries from six world continents. National IFCS systems are available in most of the high-income countries, while such surveys are scarce in low- and middle-income countries (e...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
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