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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522559/pulmonary-toxicity-of-e-cigarettes
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Lauren F Chun, Farzad Moazed, Carolyn S Calfee, Michael A Matthay, Jeffrey Earl Gotts
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are designed to heat and aerosolize mixtures of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine and flavoring additives, thus delivering nicotine by inhalation in the absence of combustion. These devices were originally developed to facilitate smoking cessation and have been available in the United States for over a decade. Since 2010, e-cig use has expanded rapidly, especially among adolescents, despite a paucity of short and long-term safety data. Patterns of use have shifted to include never-smokers and many dual users of e-cigs and combustible tobacco products...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521781/telling-our-stories-heroin-assisted-treatment-and-snap-activism-in-the-downtown-eastside-of-vancouver
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Susan Boyd, Dave Murray, Donald MacPherson
BACKGROUND: This article highlights the experiences of a peer-run group, SALOME/NAOMI Association of Patients (SNAP), that meets weekly in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. SNAP is a unique independent peer- run drug user group that formed in 2011 following Canada's first heroin-assisted treatment trial (HAT), North America Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI). SNAP's members are now made up of former research participants who participated in two heroin-assisted trials in Vancouver...
May 18, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521751/an-integrated-intervention-to-reduce-intimate-partner-violence-and-psychological-distress-with-refugees-in-low-resource-settings-study-protocol-for-the-nguvu-cluster-randomized-trial
#3
Wietse A Tol, M Claire Greene, Samuel Likindikoki, Lusia Misinzo, Peter Ventevogel, Ann G Bonz, Judith K Bass, Jessie K K Mbwambo
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health and human rights concern globally, including for refugee women in low-resource settings. Little is known about effective interventions for this population. IPV and psychological distress have a bi-directional relationship, indicating the potential benefit of a structured psychological component as part of efforts to reduce IPV for women currently in violent relationships. METHODS: This protocol describes a cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at evaluating an 8-session integrated psychological and advocacy intervention (Nguvu) with female adult survivors of past-year IPV displaying moderate to severe psychological distress...
May 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521749/service-user-involvement-in-mental-health-system-strengthening-in-a-rural-african-setting-qualitative-study
#4
Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Atalay Alem, Daniel Alemayehu, Tigist Eshetu, Crick Lund, Maya Semrau, Graham Thornicroft, Charlotte Hanlon
BACKGROUND: It is essential to involve service users in efforts to expand access to mental health care in integrated primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there is little evidence from LMICs to guide this process. The aim of this study was to explore barriers to, and facilitators of, service user/caregiver involvement in rural Ethiopia to inform the development of a scalable approach. METHODS: Thirty nine semi-structured interviews were carried out with purposively selected mental health service users (n = 13), caregivers (n = 10), heads of primary care facilities (n = 8) and policy makers/planners/service developers (n = 8)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521125/beyond-hat-in-hand-science-advocacy-is-foundational-for-policy-decisions
#5
Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Pat Levitt
Beyond those to whom neuroscientists typically communicate exciting discoveries-that is, those who can provide more funding for researchers-there are important audiences that are positioned to use neuroscience findings to affect policy and improve societal outcomes. Showing the utility of research that policymakers, service providers, and the public can use to make decisions will enhance views of the value of scientific research. The ingredients of successful communications between neuroscientists and other stakeholders are different from those that characterize effective communications between scientists...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520880/children-s-health-in-europe-challenges-for-the-next-decades
#6
Lennart Köhler
These reflections from a Child Public Health perspective underline the dramatic changes in children's conditions in Europe over this last century, including a considerable improvement in health. However, we still face problems, disturbing facts and alarming signs. There are important gaps in our knowledge about essential areas of children's health panorama and about particularly vulnerable sub-groups of children, which are less healthy, less well cared for and not enjoying the good conditions of life. We also see an evident lack of the child's perspective, implying acknowledgement and action on the views of the children themselves...
May 18, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509574/improving-the-early-initiation-of-breastfeeding-the-who-unicef-breastfeeding-advocacy-initiative
#7
Maaike Arts, Irum Taqi, France Bégin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509570/learners-perspectives-on-the-provision-of-condoms-in-south-african-public-schools
#8
W E de Bruin, S Panday-Soobrayan
A stubborn health challenge for learners in South African public schools concerns sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2015, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) proposed the provision of condoms and SRHR-services to learners in schools. This study aimed to contribute to the finalisation and implementation of DBE's policy by exploring learners' perspectives on the provision of condoms and SRHR-services in schools. Sixteen focus group discussions were conducted with learners (n = 116) from 33 public schools, to assess their attitudes, social influences, and needs and desires regarding condom provision and SRHR-services in schools...
May 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507308/barriers-to-breastfeeding-in-lebanon-a-policy-analysis
#9
Chaza Akik, Hala Ghattas, Suzanne Filteau, Cecile Knai
Although the issue of breastfeeding in Lebanon has risen on the political agenda, the country does not meet international recommendations for early breastfeeding practices. This study analysed barriers to dissemination, implementation, and enforcement of key policies to improve early breastfeeding practices. We conducted interviews with stakeholders in breastfeeding policy in Lebanon and used a framework approach for analysing data. We found a disconnect between policy endorsement and translation on the ground, weak engagement of professional associations and governmental institutions, undue influence by the breast milk substitute industry, and competing priorities-most notably the current refugee crisis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506377/beyond-the-pgy-1-community-pharmacy-residency-characterizing-career-pathways-of-residency-graduates
#10
Monet M Stanford, Sarah M Oprinovich, Margie E Snyder
OBJECTIVE: To characterize positions obtained upon graduation from Community Pharmacy Residency Programs (CPRPs). DESIGN: Descriptive nonexperimental study; online cross-sectional survey. SETTING: United States, February to April 2016. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred thirty-three community pharmacy residency program alumni. INTERVENTION: CPRP alumni identified by past program directors were surveyed using 3 contact attempts...
May 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499378/organisational-systems-approaches-to-improving-cultural-competence-in-healthcare-a-systematic-scoping-review-of-the-literature
#11
REVIEW
Janya McCalman, Crystal Jongen, Roxanne Bainbridge
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare organisations serve clients from diverse Indigenous and other ethnic and racial groups on a daily basis, and require appropriate client-centred systems and services for provision of optimal healthcare. Despite advocacy for systems-level approaches to cultural competence, the primary focus in the literature remains on competency strategies aimed at health promotion initiatives, workforce development and student education. This paper aims to bridge the gap in available evidence about systems approaches to cultural competence by systematically mapping key concepts, types of evidence, and gaps in research...
May 12, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494982/advocacy-for-health-care-all-hands-on-deck
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EDITORIAL
Mary Norine Walsh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494201/exploring-sexual-behaviors-and-health-communication-among-older-women
#13
Caroline D Bergeron, Heather Honoré Goltz, Leigh Szucs, Jovanni V Reyes, Kelly L Wilson, Marcia G Ory, Matthew Lee Smith
Older women around the globe are generally depicted as asexual beings, which may impact patient-provider discussions about sex. We examined data on 703 aging women in the United States to compare factors associated with women perceiving sex as important and women discussing sex with their physicians since turning age 50. While 65.1% of participants perceived sex to be important, only 23.8% discussed sex with their providers since turning age 50. Factors related to discussing sex included age, education, having a chronic condition, and consuming alcohol...
May 11, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493357/public-health-nursing-and-transnational-agendas-local-to-global-health-advocacy
#14
EDITORIAL
William Rosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492908/a-path-beyond-advocacy-to-improve-mental-health-services-for-children-and-families-population-health-management
#15
Michael Jellinek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491130/advocacy-is-essential-to-supporting-women-with-pre-eclampsia
#16
Eleni Tsigas
Advocacy has a critical role in advancing the maternal health agenda. Patient advocacy groups can hold governments and other stakeholders accountable and ensure that commitments are translated into concrete action. This article highlights the advocacy efforts of the Preeclampsia Foundation, a patient advocacy organisation that aims to improve the diagnosis, management, and prevention of pre-eclampsia through research and improved healthcare practices. A number of challenges continue to face maternal health advocacy especially in low- and middle-income countries...
March 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491124/strategies-to-reduce-the-global-burden-of-direct-maternal-deaths
#17
Peter von Dadelszen, Laura A Magee
The leading direct causes of the estimated 196 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births globally are postpartum haemorrhage, the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, obstructed labour, unsafe abortion and obstetric sepsis. Of the Sustainable Development Goals, one (Sustainable Development Goal 3.1) specifically addresses maternal mortality; by 2030, the goal is to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births. Eleven other Sustainable Development Goals provide opportunities to intervene...
March 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489444/noise-induced-hearing-loss-a-modern-epidemic
#18
Lema Imam, S Alam Hannan
Hearing loss is an increasingly common problem in the UK, and noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common acquired cause. There is a greater burden on the younger population, as recreational noise exposure is an important contributor. New damaging hearing behaviours have emerged including loud music exposure at concerts, nightclubs and via personal music players. The mechanism of damage is thought to involve many diverse pathways, which include oxidative damage, mechanical shearing forces and glutamate excitotoxicity...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489312/blowing-the-whistle-moral-distress-and-advocacy-for-preterm-infants-and-their-families
#19
EDITORIAL
Annie Janvier, Trisha Prentice, John Lantos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486391/effect-of-surgeon-age-on-bariatric-surgery-outcomes
#20
Haley Stevens, Arthur M Carlin, Rachel Ross, Amanda Stricklen, Michael H Wood, Amir A Ghaferi
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore the relationship of bariatric surgeon age and patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: Regulators, policy makers, and patient advocacy groups have recently been pushing to establish clear guidelines for physician retirement in the United States. Although it is often assumed that increasing physician age leads to worse patient outcomes, the relationship is lacking robust evidence, and is still unclear. METHODS: We conducted a study analyzing all bariatric surgeons in Michigan who participated in a statewide collaborative quality improvement program (n = 71) who performed primary laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy operations, and data on their patients (n = 60430) over the past 10 years...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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