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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925110/car-and-motorcycle-deaths-an-evolutionary-perspective
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André Luís Dos Santos Medeiros, Paulo Nadanovsky
Our aim was to assess differences between men and women in the likelihood of exposure to traffic as drivers of cars and motorcycles, and in the risk of dying from a car or a motorcycle crash, in order to verify the extent to which Darwin's Sexual Selection Theory could have predicted the findings and can help to interpret them. Study population was composed of men and women aged 18 to 60 years residents in the state of Rio de Janeiro between 2004 and 2010, and in the state of Rio Grande do Sul between 2001 and 2010...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909606/knowledge-levels-and-attitudes-of-people-living-in-the-city-centre-of-nev%C3%A5-ehir-on-organ-donation-and-transplantation
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Mehmet Akif Yazar, Mehmet Barış Açıkgöz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the knowledge levels and attitudes of people living in Nevşehir on organ donation (OD) and transplantation. METHODS: Data were collected using a questionnaire administered to 414 people residing in Nevşehir between February and May 2016. The primary and secondary endpoints of the present study were to determine the attitudes and knowledge levels of participants on OD and transplantation, respectively...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909165/psilocybin-produces-substantial-and-sustained-decreases-in-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-life-threatening-cancer-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Roland R Griffiths, Matthew W Johnson, Michael A Carducci, Annie Umbricht, William A Richards, Brian D Richards, Mary P Cosimano, Margaret A Klinedinst
: Cancer patients often develop chronic, clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety. Previous studies suggest that psilocybin may decrease depression and anxiety in cancer patients. The effects of psilocybin were studied in 51 cancer patients with life-threatening diagnoses and symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. This randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial investigated the effects of a very low (placebo-like) dose (1 or 3 mg/70 kg) vs. a high dose (22 or 30 mg/70 kg) of psilocybin administered in counterbalanced sequence with 5 weeks between sessions and a 6-month follow-up...
December 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909164/rapid-and-sustained-symptom-reduction-following-psilocybin-treatment-for-anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-life-threatening-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stephen Ross, Anthony Bossis, Jeffrey Guss, Gabrielle Agin-Liebes, Tara Malone, Barry Cohen, Sarah E Mennenga, Alexander Belser, Krystallia Kalliontzi, James Babb, Zhe Su, Patricia Corby, Brian L Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Clinically significant anxiety and depression are common in patients with cancer, and are associated with poor psychiatric and medical outcomes. Historical and recent research suggests a role for psilocybin to treat cancer-related anxiety and depression. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, 29 patients with cancer-related anxiety and depression were randomly assigned and received treatment with single-dose psilocybin (0...
December 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894120/end-of-life-care-and-survival-without-major-brain-damage-in-newborns-at-the-limit-of-viability
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Fermín García-Muñoz Rodrigo, Lourdes Urquía Martí, José Ángel García Hernández, Josep Figueras Aloy, Alfredo García-Alix Pérez
BACKGROUND: The probabilities of survival and survival without major brain damage (MBD) are low in newborns at the limit of viability. Survival without MBD constitutes a major concern for parents and professionals. OBJECTIVES: To know the probabilities of survival without MBD in newborns ≤26 weeks' gestational age (GA) relative to the total number of survivors, whether these probabilities vary with GA, and how end-of-life (EoL) decisions influence these results...
November 29, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882392/-the-special-requirements-of-old-age-in-terms-of-dying
#6
Andreas Kruse
It is expected that the rising average life expectancy will leave ever more people with chronic progressive diseases of the body and brain. This then means not only having to deal with increasingly longer periods of care, but also possibly distinct neurocognitive disorders in the years prior to death and dying. The aim of this study is to report epidemiological data on the causes of death, as well as on the places of death. In addition, the attitudes and behaviour towards death and dying, as well as the different places of death will be discussed...
November 23, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878330/-volunteering-in-end-of-life-care-challenges-problems-and-perspectives
#7
Werner Schneider
Volunteering in the hospice movement has had a profound impact on generating awareness of hospice work and palliative care in the context of supporting dying persons and their relatives as well as on integrating respective services in the existing health care system. This paper focuses on two specific questions: First, it asks how society is changing with respect to dealing with dying and death, and more precisely with dying persons, which is recognizable by the integration of hospice work and palliative care in the healthcare system and related to the relevance of volunteering in the sense of a citizens' movement...
November 22, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875532/willingness-to-know-the-cause-of-death-and-hypothetical-acceptability-of-the-minimally-invasive-autopsy-in-six-diverse-african-and-asian-settings-a-mixed-methods-socio-behavioural-study
#8
Maria Maixenchs, Rui Anselmo, Emily Zielinski-Gutiérrez, Frank O Odhiambo, Clarah Akello, Maureen Ondire, S Shujaat H Zaidi, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Kounandji Diarra, Mahamane Djitèye, Roukiatou Dembélé, Samba Sow, Pamela Cathérine Angoissa Minsoko, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Bertrand Lell, Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho, Jaume Ordi, Clara Menéndez, Quique Bassat, Khátia Munguambe
BACKGROUND: The minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) is being investigated as an alternative to complete diagnostic autopsies for cause of death (CoD) investigation. Before potential implementation of the MIA in settings where post-mortem procedures are unusual, a thorough assessment of its feasibility and acceptability is essential. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a socio-behavioural study at the community level to understand local attitudes and perceptions related to death and the hypothetical feasibility and acceptability of conducting MIAs in six distinct settings in Gabon, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, and Pakistan...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875528/effectiveness-of-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-in-children-under-ten-years-of-age-in-senegal-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Badara Cissé, El Hadj Ba, Cheikh Sokhna, Jean Louis NDiaye, Jules F Gomis, Yankhoba Dial, Catherine Pitt, Mouhamed NDiaye, Matthew Cairns, Ernest Faye, Magatte NDiaye, Aminata Lo, Roger Tine, Sylvain Faye, Babacar Faye, Ousmane Sy, Lansana Konate, Ekoue Kouevijdin, Clare Flach, Ousmane Faye, Jean-Francois Trape, Colin Sutherland, Fatou Ba Fall, Pape M Thior, Oumar K Faye, Brian Greenwood, Oumar Gaye, Paul Milligan
BACKGROUND: Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) plus amodiaquine (AQ), given each month during the transmission season, is recommended for children living in areas of the Sahel where malaria transmission is highly seasonal. The recommendation for SMC is currently limited to children under five years of age, but, in many areas of seasonal transmission, the burden in older children may justify extending this age limit. This study was done to determine the effectiveness of SMC in Senegalese children up to ten years of age...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874320/a-consensual-qualitative-research-analysis-of-the-experience-of-inmate-hospice-caregivers-posttraumatic-growth-while-incarcerated
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Rachel M Depner, Pei C Grant, David J Byrwa, Jennifer M Breier, Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Christopher W Kerr, Debra L Luczkiewicz
A growing number of correctional facilities train inmates to provide end-of-life care for dying inmates. This study explores the phenomenological perspective of inmate-caregivers participating in an inmate-facilitated hospice program (IFHP) with regard to meaning and purpose in life, attitudes on death and dying, and perceived personal impact of participation. Twenty-two inmate-caregivers were interviewed at a maximum-security state correctional facility in the United States. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using the Consensual Qualitative Research Methodology...
November 22, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874313/belief-in-miracles-and-attitudes-towards-voluntary-euthanasia
#11
Shane Sharp
Results of logistic regression analysis of data from the General Social Survey (N = 1,799) finds that those who have a strong belief in miracles are more likely to say that a person with an incurable illness should not be allowed to accept medical treatments that painlessly hasten death than those who have a less strong belief in miracles or do not believe in miracles, net of respondents' religious affiliations, frequency of religious attendance, views of the Bible, and other sociodemographic controls. Results highlight the need to consider specific religious beliefs when predicting individuals' attitudes towards voluntary euthanasia...
November 22, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857511/the-niosh-crops-demonstration-project-a-study-in-new-york-and-virginia-with-an-emphasis-on-youth
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David L Hard, Eugene A McKenzie, Douglas Cantis, John May, Julie Sorensen, Barbara Bayes, Erin Madden, Bruce Stone, Jimmy Maass
The agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AgFF) industry sector has had the highest rate of work-related deaths over the past several years. Tractors are the single largest source of occupational fatalities in this industry sector, and tractor rollovers are the largest category of tractor fatalities. The risk of death due to tractor rollovers has been found to be reduced considerably when rollover protective structures (ROPS) are used in conjunction with seatbelts. Increasing the number of tractors with ROPS and seatbelts is one way in which tractor rollover fatalities can be mitigated...
2016: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848130/erratum-to-development-of-a-short-form-of-the-spanish-schedule-of-attitudes-toward-hastened-death-in-a-palliative-care-population
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Cristina Monforte-Royo, Luis González-de Paz, Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Barry Rosenfeld, Julia Strupp, Raymond Voltz, Albert Balaguer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845606/secularizing-funerary-culture-in-nineteenth-century-belgium-a-product-of-political-and-religious-controversy
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Christoph De Spiegeleer, Jeffrey Tyssens
Modern historiography of collective attitudes, practices and conflicts surrounding death often focuses on the institutional history of cemeteries and non-religious funerals in nineteenth-century France. Institutional and cultural discussions concerning funerals and cemeteries also divided nineteenth-century Belgium. This article explores emblematic civil burials and the secularization of cemeteries in major Belgian cities. The article distinguishes different dimensions of the secularization of death and highlights the particular nature of Belgian funerary conflicts and burial reform within a broader European context...
November 15, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833177/dignity-reevaluated-a-theological-examination-of-human-dignity-and-the-role-of-the-church-in-bioethics-and-end-of-life-care
#15
Quentin I T Genuis
Predominant among the terminological ambiguities that plague contemporary bioethics is confusion attending the meaning of the term "human dignity," particularly as it applies to so-called end-of-life discussions. This study surveys current trends in treatment of the concept of dignity, examining relevant thinkers who see dignity as redundant or as capability-dependent. These inadequate views are contrasted with an attitude, based theologically in Mark 5, that understands human dignity to represent an absolute characteristic that is donated graciously to all bearers of imago Dei...
February 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829409/-i-just-think-that-we-should-be-informed-a-qualitative-study-of-family-involvement-in-advance-care-planning-in-nursing-homes
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Lisbeth Thoresen, Lillian Lillemoen
BACKGROUND: As part of the research project "End-of-life Communication in Nursing Homes. Patient Preferences and Participation", we have studied how Advance Care Planning (ACP) is carried out in eight Norwegian nursing homes. The concept of ACP is a process for improving patient autonomy and communication in the context of progressive illness, anticipated deterioration and end-of-life care. While an individualistic autonomy based attitude is at the fore in most studies on ACP, there is a lack of empirical studies on how family members' participation and involvement in ACP- conversations may promote nursing home patients' participation in decisions on future treatment and end-of-life care...
November 10, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825043/pedestrian-self-reported-use-of-smart-phones-positive-attitudes-and-high-exposure-influence-intentions-to-cross-the-road-while-distracted
#17
Alexia Lennon, Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Sarah Matthews
Pedestrian crashes are an important issue globally as pedestrians are a highly vulnerable road user group, accounting for approximately 35% of road deaths worldwide each year. In highly motorised countries, pedestrian distraction by hand held technological devices appears to be an increasing factor in such crashes. An online survey (N=363) was conducted to 1) obtain prevalence information regarding the extent to which people cross the road while simultaneously using mobile phones for potentially distracting activities; 2) identify whether younger adult pedestrians are more exposed to/at risk of injury due to this cause than older adults; and 3) explore whether the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) might provide insight into the factors influencing the target behaviours...
November 5, 2016: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821601/photoaging-smartphone-app-promoting-poster-campaign-to-reduce-smoking-prevalence-in-secondary-schools-the-smokerface-randomized-trial-design-and-baseline-characteristics
#18
Titus J Brinker, Julia Holzapfel, Tanja G Baudson, Katharina Sies, Lena Jakob, Hannah Maria Baumert, Marlene Heckl, Ana Cirac, Janina L Suhre, Verena Mathes, Fabian N Fries, Hannah Spielmann, Nancy Rigotti, Werner Seeger, Felix Herth, David A Groneberg, Tobias Raupach, Henning Gall, Claudia Bauer, Pat Marek, Anil Batra, Chase H Harrison, Lava Taha, Andreas Owczarek, Felix J Hofmann, Roger Thomas, Ute Mons, Michael Kreuter
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death globally. Most smokers smoke their first cigarette in early adolescence. We took advantage of the widespread availability of mobile phones and adolescents' interest in appearance to develop a free photoaging app which is promoted via a poster campaign in secondary schools. This study aims to evaluate its effectiveness regarding smoking prevalence and students' attitudes towards smoking. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A randomised controlled trial is conducted with 9851 students of both genders with an average age of 12 years in grades 6 and 7 of 126 secondary schools in Germany...
November 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820789/health-professions-students-attitudes-toward-death-and-caring-for-dying-patients
#19
Kristine A Prazak, Melissa Fazzari
PURPOSE: To assess the attitudes of students pursuing health professions about death and caring for the terminally ill. METHODS: Students currently enrolled in a health profession academic program were invited to complete the Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying Scale, Form B. RESULTS: Participants who had been exposed to material or had taken a previous course on death and dying obtained higher scores than participants who had no previous education...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819781/-brain-death-attitude-and-knowledge-of-medical-personnel-in-a-third-level-hospital
#20
Martín Santibáñez-Velázquez, Erika Olguín-Sánchez, Adrián Ángeles-Vélez, Bertha Angélica García-García
BACKGROUND: Brain death is defined as the irreversible loss of all functions of the brain, including the brainstem. The objective is to know the attitude and knowledge toward brain death of the medical personnel involved in the process of the organ/tissue transplantation and donation in a third level hospital of Mexico City. METHODS: 67 attending physicians were interviewed with the methodology of pen, paper and a printed questionnaire. They were distributed in two groups: group A, consisting of non-surgical physicians, and group B, which was formed by surgical physicians...
November 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
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