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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548973/beneficial-effects-of-two-types-of-personal-health-record-services-connected-with-electronic-medical-records-within-the-hospital-setting
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Jisan Lee, James G Boram Kim, Meiling Jin, Kiwhan Ahn, Byungjun Kim, Sukwha Kim, Jeongeun Kim
Healthcare consumers must be able to make decisions based on accurate health information. To assist with this, we designed and developed an integrated system connected with electronic medical records in hospitals to ensure delivery of accurate health information. The system-called the Consumer-centered Open Personal Health Record platform-is composed of two services: a portal for users with any disease and a mobile application for users with cleft lip/palate. To assess the benefits of these services, we used a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design, assigning participants to the portal (n = 50) and application (n = 52) groups...
May 26, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548247/market-for-artemether-lumefantrine-to-treat-childhood-malaria-in-a-district-of-southern-mozambique
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Sergi Alonso, Khátia Munguambe, Elisa Sicuri
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. Artemisinin-based combination therapies are used as first-line treatment drugs, but their market is far from competitive. Market failures include limited availability, low quality, lack of information, and high costs of access. We estimated the theoretical demand for one of the most common artemisinin-based combination therapies, artemether-lumefantrine (AL), and its determinants among caregivers of children with malaria seeking care at public health facilities, thus, entitled to receive drugs for free, in southern Mozambique (year 2012)...
May 26, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546742/association-between-belief-and-attitude-toward-preference-of-complementary-alternative-medicine-use
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Farida Islahudin, Intan Azura Shahdan, Suzani Mohamad-Samuri
BACKGROUND: There is a steep increase in the consumer use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM), with many users unaware of the need to inform their health care providers. Various predictors including psychosocial factors such as beliefs and behavior have been accounted for preference toward CAM use, with varying results. METHODS: This study investigates the belief and attitude regarding preference toward CAM use among the Malaysian population by using a questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546136/an-ecological-momentary-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-in-young-adults-delivered-during-drinking-events-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cassandra Jc Wright, Paul M Dietze, Paul A Agius, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Robin Room, Michael Livingston, Margaret Hellard, Megan Sc Lim
BACKGROUND: Risky drinking is a significant public health issue in young Australian adults. Brief interventions are one of few effective methods of reducing risky drinking but are time and cost intensive; innovative methods of delivery are therefore of interest. Mobile phones offer new opportunities to collect data and intervene during risky drinking events. Mobile phones have successfully been used for delivery of alcohol-related brief interventions and data collection but not in combination with or during drinking events...
May 25, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542119/current-tobacco-smoking-and-desire-to-quit-smoking-among-students-aged-13-15-years-global-youth-tobacco-survey-61-countries-2012-2015
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René A Arrazola, Indu B Ahluwalia, Eugene Pun, Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, Stephen Babb, Brian S Armour
Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, resulting in nearly 6 million deaths each year (1). Smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars, are the most common form of tobacco consumed worldwide (2), and most tobacco smokers begin smoking during adolescence (3). The health benefits of quitting are greater for persons who stop smoking at earlier ages; however, quitting smoking at any age has health benefits (4). CDC used the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data from 61 countries across the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions from 2012 to 2015 to examine the prevalence of current tobacco smoking and desire to quit smoking among students aged 13-15 years...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541823/emission-factors-of-fine-particulate-matter-organic-and-elemental-carbon-carbon-monoxide-and-carbon-dioxide-for-four-solid-fuels-commonly-used-in-residential-heating-by-the-navajo-nation
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Wyatt M Champion, Lea Connors, Lupita D Montoya
Most homes in the Navajo Nation use wood as their primary heating fuel, often in combination with locally-mined coal. Previous studies observed health effects linked to this solid-fuel use in several Navajo communities. Emission factors (EF) for common fuels used by the Navajo have not been reported using a relevant stove type. In this study, two softwoods (Ponderosa Pine and Utah Juniper) and two high-volatile bituminous coals (Black Mesa and Fruitland) were tested with an in-use residential conventional wood stove (homestove) using a modified ASTM/EPA protocol...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541430/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-prototype-consumer-reporting-system-for-patient-safety-events
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Saul N Weingart, Joel S Weissman, Karen P Zimmer, Robert C Giannini, Denise D Quigley, Lauren E Hunter, M Susan Ridgely, Eric C Schneider
Objective: No methodologically robust system exists for capturing consumer-generated patient safety reports. To address this challenge, we developed and pilot-tested a prototype consumer reporting system for patient safety, the Health Care Safety Hotline. Design: Mixed methods evaluation. Setting: The Hotline was implemented in two US healthcare systems from 1 February 2014 through 30 June 2015. Participants: Patients, family members and caregivers associated with two US healthcare systems...
May 24, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540979/alcohol-consumption-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-gene-polymorphisms-and-cardiovascular-health-in-korea
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REVIEW
Min Jeong Shin, Yoonsu Cho, George Davey Smith
Alcohol consumption is a serious health issue in Korea in terms of the amount consumed and the behavior related to its consumption. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is a key enzyme in alcohol metabolism that degrades acetaldehyde to nontoxic acetic acid. The enzyme is coded by the ALDH2 gene, which is commonly polymorphic in East Asian populations. A point mutation in the ALDH2 gene (the rs671 allele) yields an inactive form of ALDH2 that causes acetaldehyde accumulation in the body after alcohol consumption, thereby inhibiting normal alcohol metabolism...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540344/patient-centered-outcomes-research-and-patient-centered-care-for-older-adults-a-perspective
#9
Ravishankar Jayadevappa
Patient-centered care that reflects consumer-driven health care decision of an individual as opposed to collective or social choice-based health decision has many implications for clinical decision and resource allocation. With possession of required information and faced with appropriate assessment of preferences, older adults make better choices for their own health. However, one must acknowledge that patient-centered approach for older adults should effectively integrate tenets of value-based care to improve overall quality of care and societal well-being...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539305/deconstructing-cancer-patient-information-seeking-in-a-consumer-health-library-toward-developing-a-virtual-information-consult-for-cancer-patients-and-their-caregivers-a-qualitative-instrumental-case-study
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Janet Papadakos, Aileen Trang, Alaina B Cyr, Nazek Abdelmutti, Meredith E Giuliani, Michelle Snow, Tara McCurdie, Menaka Pulandiran, Sara Urowitz, David Wiljer
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients and their caregivers want information about their disease and are interested in finding health information online. Despite the abundance of cancer information online, it is often fragmented, its quality is highly variable, and it can be difficult to navigate without expert-level knowledge of the cancer system. The Patient & Family Library at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre offers a broad collection of high-quality cancer health information and staff are available to help patrons refine their questions and explore information needs that they may not have considered...
May 24, 2017: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539116/modeling-long-term-human-activeness-using-recurrent-neural-networks-for-biometric-data
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Zae Myung Kim, Hyungrai Oh, Han-Gyu Kim, Chae-Gyun Lim, Kyo-Joong Oh, Ho-Jin Choi
BACKGROUND: With the invention of fitness trackers, it has been possible to continuously monitor a user's biometric data such as heart rates, number of footsteps taken, and amount of calories burned. This paper names the time series of these three types of biometric data, the user's "activeness", and investigates the feasibility in modeling and predicting the long-term activeness of the user. METHODS: The dataset used in this study consisted of several months of biometric time-series data gathered by seven users independently...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539089/simulating-real-life-exposures-to-uncover-possible-risks-to-human-health-a-proposed-consensus-for-a-novel-methodological-approach
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A M Tsatsakis, D Kouretas, M N Tzatzarakis, P Stivaktakis, K Tsarouhas, K S Golokhvast, V N Rakitskii, V A Tutelyan, A F Hernandez, R Rezaee, G Chung, C Fenga, A B Engin, M Neagu, A L Arsene, A O Docea, E Gofita, D Calina, I Taitzoglou, J Liesivuori, A W Hayes, S Gutnikov, C Tsitsimpikou
In real life, consumers are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals via food, water and commercial products consumption. Since risk assessment usually focuses on individual compounds, the current regulatory approach doesn't assess the overall risk of chemicals present in a mixture. This study will evaluate the cumulative toxicity of mixtures of different classes of pesticides and mixtures of different classes of pesticides together with food additives (FAs) and common consumer product chemicals using realistic doses after long-term exposure...
June 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537336/dietary-risk-factors-by-race-ethnicity-age-group-and-gender-in-a-representative-sample-of-us-older-adults
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J A Vaccaro, F G Huffman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships among ethnicity/race, gender, demographics, age-group and dietary health in a nationally representative sample of older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data for this study were collected by interview in the mobile examination centers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2011 - 2012. PARTICIPANTS: U.S. representative sample of adults aged 55 years and older (N = 1860) from five ethnic/racial groups...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537069/life-cycle-assessment-and-release-studies-for-15-nanosilver-enabled-consumer-products-investigating-hotspots-and-patterns-of-contribution
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Leila Pourzahedi, Marina Eller Vance, Matthew J Eckelman
Increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products as antimicrobial agents has prompted extensive research towards evaluation of their potential release to the environment and subsequent ecotoxicity to aquatic organisms. It has also been shown that AgNPs can pose significant burdens to the environment from life cycle emissions associated with their production, but these impacts must be considered in the context of actual products that contain nanosilver. Here a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment for production of 15 different AgNP-enabled consumer products was performed, coupled with release studies of those same products, thus providing a consistent analytical platform for investigation of nanosilver impacts across a range of product types and concentrations...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536115/chocolate-intake-and-risk-of-clinically-apparent-atrial-fibrillation-the-danish-diet-cancer-and-health-study
#15
Elizabeth Mostofsky, Martin Berg Johansen, Anne Tjønneland, Harpreet S Chahal, Murray A Mittleman, Kim Overvad
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between chocolate intake and incident clinically apparent atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF). METHODS: The Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Study is a large population-based prospective cohort study. The present study is based on 55 502 participants (26 400 men and 29 102 women) aged 50-64 years who had provided information on chocolate intake at baseline. Incident cases of AF were ascertained by linkage with nationwide registries...
May 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535708/perceived-determinants-to-alcohol-consumption-and-misuse-a-survey-of-university-students
#16
Nicholas Muli, Briege M Lagan
AIM: Before an attempt is made to develop any population-specific behavioural change programme, it is important to know what the factors that influence behaviours are. The aim of this study was to identify what are the perceived determinants that attribute to young people's choices to both consume and misuse alcohol. METHOD: Using a descriptive survey design, a web-based questionnaire based on the Theory of Triadic Influence was administered to students aged 18-29 years at one university in Northern Ireland...
May 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532482/-ensure-that-you-are-well-aware-of-the-risks-you-are-taking%C3%A2-actions-and-activities-medical-tourists-informal-caregivers-can-undertake-to-protect-their-health-and-safety
#17
Valorie A Crooks, Rebecca Whitmore, Jeremy Snyder, Leigh Turner
BACKGROUND: When seeking care at international hospitals and clinics, medical tourists are often accompanied by family members, friends, or other caregivers. Such caregiver-companions assume a variety of roles and responsibilities and typically offer physical assistance, provide emotional support, and aid in decision-making and record keeping as medical tourists navigate unfamiliar environments. While traveling abroad, medical tourists' caregiver-companions can find themselves confronted with challenging communication barriers, financial pressures, emotional strain, and unsafe environments...
May 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529463/nutrition-practices-and-knowledge-among-ncaa-division-iii-football-players
#18
Elizabeth Lea Abbey, Cynthia Joy Wright, Christina M Kirkpatrick
BACKGROUND: Participation in collegiate American football is physically demanding and may have long-term health implications, particularly in relation to cardiovascular and neurological health. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III (DIII) football players are a relatively unstudied population, particularly in terms of their dietary habits and knowledge. The aim of the present study was to descriptively evaluate the dietary intake of DIII football players including a subset of linemen and assess the nutritional knowledge and sources of information of these athletes...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529189/examining-daily-activity-routines-of-older-adults-using-workflow
#19
Jane Chung, Mustafa Ozkaynak, George Demiris
We evaluated the value of workflow analysis supported by a novel visualization technique to better understand the daily routines of older adults and highlight their patterns of daily activities and normal variability in physical functions. We used a self-reported activity diary to obtain data from six community-dwelling older adults for 14 consecutive days. Workflow for daily routine was analyzed using the EventFlow tool, which aggregates workflow information to highlight patterns and variabilities. A total of 1453 events were included in the data analysis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527507/it-takes-two-to-tango-engaging-patients-and-providers-with-portals
#20
REVIEW
Sachin D Shah, David Liebovitz
Patient portals are designed to be tools to more fully engage patients in their health care and help enable them to better manage their own health information. As the U.S. health care system rapidly adopted electronic health records (EHRs) over the past decade, many with linked patient portals, enthusiasm and expectations for this new technology as a means to engage and empower patients grew. Most patient portals have a set of core features designed to facilitate health care transactions, information tracking, and communication with care team members...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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