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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227881/experiences-with-compulsory-drug-detention-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-bangkok-thailand-a-qualitative-study
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Thomas Kerr, Will Small, Prempreeda Pramoj Na Ayutthaya, Kanna Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Thailand has employed a system of compulsory drug detention centres (CDDCs) where drug users are confined following arrest. Although concerns regarding CDDCs persist, research focused on CDDCs in Thailand is limited. We undertook this study to explore experiences with CDDCs among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Thailand. METHODS: Data were derived from the Mitsampan Community Research Project, a mixed- methods study involving PWID in Bangkok. Between July 2011 and June 2012, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with PWID who had been exposed to CDDCs...
December 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227789/identifying-patterns-of-tobacco-use-among-us-middle-and-high-school-students-a-latent-class-analysis
#2
Mansoo Yu, Paul Sacco, Hye Jeong Choi, Jenna Wintemberg
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to (a) understand patterns of tobacco use among US middle and high school students based on their lifetime or current use of tobacco products: cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, e-cigarettes, and hookah tobacco, and (b) examine differences in the underlying patterns by sociodemographic and tobacco-related characteristics (e.g., exposure to tobacco products, tobacco advertising, parental disapproval of tobacco use and feedback from healthcare providers)...
December 5, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225949/improving-postpartum-care-delivery-and-uptake-by-implementing-context-specific-interventions-in-four-countries-in-africa-a-realist-evaluation-of-the-missed-opportunities-in-maternal-and-infant-health-momi-project
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Nehla Djellouli, Sue Mann, Bejoy Nambiar, Paula Meireles, Diana Miranda, Henrique Barros, Fadima Y Bocoum, W Maurice E Yaméogo, Clarisse Yaméogo, Sylvie Belemkoabga, Halima Tougri, Abou Coulibaly, Seni Kouanda, Vernon Mochache, Omar K Mwakusema, Eunice Irungu, Peter Gichangi, Zione Dembo, Angela Kadzakumanja, Charles Vidonji Makwenda, Judite Timóteo, Misete G Cossa, Malica de Melo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa B Osman, Severiano Foia, Emilomo Ogbe, Els Duysburgh, Tim Colbourn
Postpartum care (PPC) has remained relatively neglected in many interventions designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa. The Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health project developed and implemented a context-specific package of health system strengthening and demand generation in four African countries, aiming to improve access and quality of PPC. A realist evaluation was conducted to enable nuanced understanding of the influence of different contextual factors on both the implementation and impacts of the interventions...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225941/beyond-menstrual-hygiene-addressing-vaginal-bleeding-throughout-the-life-course-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Marni Sommer, Penelope A Phillips-Howard, Therese Mahon, Sasha Zients, Meredith Jones, Bethany A Caruso
Girls and women experience numerous types of vaginal bleeding. These include healthy reproductive processes, such as menstruation and bleeding after childbirth, but also bleeding related to health conditions, such as fibroids or cancer. In most societies, the management of menstruation is handled covertly, something girls are often instructed about at menarche. The management of other vaginal bleeding is often similarly discreet, although behaviours are not well documented. In many societies, cultural taboos frequently hinder open discussion around vaginal bleeding, restricting information and early access to healthcare...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225931/community-preferences-for-a-social-health-insurance-benefit-package-an-exploratory-study-among-the-uninsured-in-vietnam
#5
Hoa Thi Nguyen, Tinh Viet Luu, Gerald Leppert, Manuela De Allegri
Understanding public preferences in terms of health benefit packages (HBPs) remains limited, yet gathering community insights is an important endeavour when developing people-centred health systems and moving towards universal health coverage. Our study aimed to address this gap in knowledge by eliciting community preferences for the social health insurance benefit package among the uninsured in Vietnam. We adopted a mixed methods approach that included a ranking exercise followed by focus group discussions...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225895/higher-health-literacy-is-associated-with-better-glycemic-control-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-cohort-study-among-1399-danes
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Kasper Olesen, Anne Louise F Reynheim, Lene Joensen, Martin Ridderstråle, Lars Kayser, Helle T Maindal, Richard H Osborne, Timothy Skinner, Ingrid Willaing
Aim: Self-management of diabetes is influenced by a range of factors including the ability to access, understand, appraise, and use of health information in everyday life, which can collectively be called health literacy. We investigated associations between nine domains of health literacy and HbA1c level in people with type 1 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1399 people with type 1 diabetes attending a Danish specialist diabetes clinic...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224856/controlled-searching-in-reversibly-de-identified-medical-imaging-archives
#7
Jorge Miguel Silva, Eduardo Pinho, Eriksson Monteiro, João Figueira Silva, Carlos Costa
Nowadays, digital medical imaging in healthcare has become a fundamental tool for medical diagnosis. This growth has been accompanied by the development of technologies and standards, such as the DICOM standard and PACS. This environment led to the creation of collaborative projects where there is a need to share medical data between different institutions for research and educational purposes. In this context, it is necessary to maintain patient data privacy and provide an easy and secure mechanism for authorized personnel access...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224751/epidemiological-characteristics-of-pediatric-epistaxis-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
#8
Sophie Shay, Nina L Shapiro, Neil Bhattacharyya
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the epidemiological characteristics of pediatric epistaxis in the emergency department setting. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using national databases. METHODS: Children (age <18 years) presenting with a diagnosis of epistaxis were extracted from the State Emergency Department Databases for New York, Florida, Iowa, and California for the calendar year 2010. Associated diagnoses, procedures, encounter characteristics, and demographic data were examined...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223983/ensuring-patient-safety-and-access-in-cancer-care
#9
Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Elizabeth A Nardi, James McCanney, F Marc Stewart, Terry Langbaum, Bruce J Gould, C Lyn Fitzgerald, Robert W Carlson
The inability to obtain the right high-quality cancer care in a timely and safe manner can have devastating results for patients. As cancer care becomes inundated with cutting edge and novel treatments, such as personalized medicine, oral chemotherapy, biosimilars, and immunotherapy, new safety challenges are emerging at increasing speed and complexity. Moreover, shifting federal healthcare policies could have significant implications for the safety and access to high-quality and effective cancer care for millions of patients with cancer...
December 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223847/funding-breakthrough-therapies-a-systematic-review-and-recommendation
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REVIEW
E Hanna, M Toumi, C Dussart, B Borissov, O Dabbous, K Badora, P Auquier
BACKGROUND: Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are innovative therapies likely associated with high prices. Payers need guidance to create a balance between ensuring patient access to breakthrough therapies and maintaining the financial sustainability of the healthcare system. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify, define, classify and compare the approaches to funding high-cost medicines proposed in the literature, to analyze their appropriateness for ATMP funding and to suggest an optimal funding model for ATMPs...
December 2, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223505/pakistan-genetic-mutation-database-pgmd-a-centralized-pakistani-mutome-data-source
#11
Iqbal Qasim, Bilal Ahmad, Muzammil Ahmad Khan, Niamatullah Khan, Noor Muhammad, Sulman Basit, Saadullah Khan
The development and advancement of next generation sequencing have not only sped up the process of identifying rare variants, but have also enabled scientists to explore all variants in a single individual. The Pakistani population has a high ratio of first degree consanguinity, which is why it is a rich source for various kinds of genetic disorders. Due to the heterogeneous composition of Pakistani population, the likelihood of genetic heterogeneity for each disorder is high. Therefore, the compilation and organization of such vast genetic data is necessary to facilitate access for analysis and interpretation to researchers and medical geneticists...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223480/enlisting-the-willing-a-study-of-healthcare-professional-initiated-and-opt-in-biobanking-consent-reveals-improvement-opportunities-throughout-the-registration-process
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Elizabeth A Fradgley, Shu Er Chong, Martine E Cox, Christine L Paul, Craig Gedye
Biobanking consent processes should accord with patients' preferences and be offered in a consistent and systematic manner. However, these aims can be difficult to achieve under healthcare professionals' (HCPs) time-constrained workflows, resulting in low participation rates. This current perspective provides a brief overview of HCP involvement in consent and reports new data on participant attrition at each step of the biobanking consent process as experienced by 113 patients at an Australian tertiary cancer centre...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223428/enabling-social-listening-for-cardiac-safety-monitoring-proceedings-from-a-drug-information-association-cardiac-safety-research-consortium-cosponsored-think-tank
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REVIEW
Harry A Seifert, Raleigh E Malik, Mondira Bhattacharya, Kevin R Campbell, Sally Okun, Carrie Pierce, Jeffrey Terkowitz, J Rick Turner, Mitchell W Krucoff, Gregory E Powell
This white paper provides a summary of the presentations and discussions from a think tank on "Enabling Social Listening for Cardiac Safety Monitoring" trials that was cosponsored by the Drug Information Association and the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium, and held at the White Oak headquarters of the US Food and Drug Administration on June 3, 2016. The meeting's goals were to explore current methods of collecting and evaluating social listening data and to consider their applicability to cardiac safety surveillance...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222704/healthcare-system-barriers-to-long-term-follow-up-for-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-in-british-columbia-canada-a-qualitative-study
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A Fuchsia Howard, Arminee Kazanjian, Sheila Pritchard, Rob Olson, Haroon Hasan, Kelly Newton, Karen Goddard
PURPOSE: Risk-stratified life-long follow-up care is recommended for adult childhood cancer survivors (CCS) to ensure appropriate prevention, screening, and management of late effects. The identification of barriers to long-term follow-up (LTFU), particularly in varying healthcare service contexts, is essential to develop and refine services that are responsive to survivor needs. We aimed to explore CCS and healthcare professionals (HCP) perspectives of healthcare system factors that function as barriers to LTFU in British Columbia, Canada...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221878/universal-insurance-and-an-equal-access-healthcare-system-eliminate-disparities-for-black-patients-after-traumatic-injury
#15
Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Meesha Sharma, Rebecca E Scully, Daniel J Sturgeon, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider, Andrew J Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: Although inequities in trauma care are reported widely, some groups have theorized that universal health insurance would decrease disparities in care for disadvantaged minorities after a traumatic injury. We sought to examine the presence of racial disparities in outcomes and healthcare utilization at 30- and 90-days after discharge in this universally insured, racially diverse, American population treated for traumatic injuries. METHODS: This work studied adult beneficiaries of TRICARE treated at both military and civilian trauma centers 2006-2014...
December 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220203/recent-advances-in-fertility-preservation-and-counseling-for-female-cancer-patients
#16
Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Ensuring quality of life for increasing numbers of women surviving cancer has become a key challenge. Patients need to be counseled on potential fertility loss resulting from gonadotoxic treatments, and referred to fertility specialists to discuss existing options and available results. Areas covered: Fertility preservation options have existed for over twenty years. The proposed fertility preservation approach depends on patient age, the urgency of required chemotherapy, and psychosocial factors such as financial concerns, especially in countries where techniques are not covered by social security...
December 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219878/community-based-management-of-multiple-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tanzania-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#17
Isaya Jelly, Micah D J Peters
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has prioritized collaboration with communities in its 2016 "End TB" implementation strategy. Acknowledging the difficulties that some communities face in gaining access to health facilities due to barriers such as stigma, discrimination, healthcare expenditure, transport and income loss, partnering with communities in the roll-out of community-based TB management activities is vital. AIM: The aim of this project was to make a contribution to promoting evidence-based practice with regards to the community-based management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at Kibong'oto National Infectious Disease Hospital, Tanzania, and thereby supporting improvements in patient outcomes and resource utilization...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219097/analysis-of-the-impact-of-healthcare-support-initiatives-for-physically-disabled-people-on-their-access-to-care-in-the-city-of-saint-louis-senegal
#18
Diarra Bousso Senghor, Oumar Diop, Issa Sombié
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities represent approximately 6% of the Senegalese population. They face significant barriers to accessing health care. Although several initiatives have been implemented to improve access to health care for this vulnerable population, few studies have examined the effects of these initiatives. We conducted a mixed methods study in three neighborhoods in Saint-Louis City (Senegal) to assess the impact of health systems and social assistance programs aimed at improving access to health care for people with disabilities...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219086/measurement-and-analysis-of-inequality-of-opportunity-in-access-of-maternal-and-child-health-care-in-togo
#19
Yacobou Sanoussi
BACKGROUND: Access to maternal and child health care in low- and middle-income countries such as Togo is characterized by significant inequalities. Most studies in the Togolese context have examined the total inequality of health and the determinants of individuals' health. Few empirical studies in Togo have focused on inequalities of opportunity in maternal and child health. To fill this gap, we estimated changes in inequality of opportunity in access to maternal and child health services between 1998 and 2013 using data from Togo Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219031/the-role-of-community-pharmacists-in-the-identification-and-ongoing-management-of-women-at-risk-for-perinatal-depression-a-qualitative-study
#20
Sabrine Elkhodr, Maya Saba, Claire O'Reilly, Bandana Saini
BACKGROUND: While pharmacists are among the most accessible primary health professionals within a mother's healthcare team to identify potential cases of perinatal depression (PND), very little in the literature suggests that this role has been explored. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore community pharmacists' perspectives on their potential roles in perinatal mental health promotion (recognition and health education) and the factors affecting these roles...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
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