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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031135/shared-agenda-making-for-quality-improvement-towards-more-synergy-in-maternity-care
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Carola J M Groenen, Noortje T L van Duijnhoven, Jan A M Kremer, Marisja Scheerhagen, Frank P H A Vandenbussche, Marjan J Faber
OBJECTIVES: Professionals in maternity care have started working in a network approach. To further enhance the efficacy of this multidisciplinary maternity network, the identification of priorities for improvement is warranted. The aim of this study was to create key recommendations for the improvement agenda, in co-production with patients and professionals. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a Delphi study to inventory (round 1), prioritize (round 2) and eventually approve (round 3) the improvement agenda for the maternity network...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031048/trends-in-perinatal-health-in-metropolitan-france-from-1995-to-2016-results-from-the-french-national-perinatal-surveys
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B Blondel, B Coulm, C Bonnet, F Goffinet, C Le Ray
OBJECTIVE: To study trends in the main indicators of perinatal health, medical practices and risk factors in France since 1995. POPULATION AND METHOD: All live births during one week in 1995 (n=13,318), 2003 (n=14,737), 2010 (n=14,903) and 2016 (n=13,384). Data were from interviews of women in postpartum wards and from medical records and were compared between years. RESULTS: Between 1995 and 2016, maternal age and body mass index increased steadily...
October 9, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029222/the-scarring-effects-of-father-s-unemployment-job-security-satisfaction-and-mental-health-at-midlife
#3
Jack Lam, Christopher L Ambrey
Objectives: We investigate the association between early-life paternal unemployment and midlife mental health, examining whether the impact of father's unemployment may vary contingent on the broader economic context on which it occurred. We also investigate job-security satisfaction as a potential mediator of this association. Method: We utilize random-effects models, drawing on 15 waves of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, with 7,438 individuals and 42,309 individual-time observations...
September 8, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028231/policy-politics-and-public-health
#4
Scott L Greer, Marleen Bekker, Evelyne de Leeuw, Matthias Wismar, Jan-Kees Helderman, Sofia Ribeiro, David Stuckler
If public health is the field that diagnoses and strives to cure social ills, then understanding political causes and cures for health problems should be an intrinsic part of the field. In this article, we argue that there is no support for the simple and common, implicit model of politics in which scientific evidence plus political will produces healthy policies. Efforts to improve the translation of evidence into policy such as knowledge transfer work only under certain circumstances. These circumstances are frequently political, and to be understood through systematic inquiry into basic features of the political economy such as institutions, partisanship and the organization of labour markets...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025868/in-situ-visualization-of-glucocerebrosidase-in-human-skin-tissue-zymography-vs-activity-based-probe-labeling
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Jeroen van Smeden, Irini M Dijkhoff, Richard W J Helder, Hanin Al-Khakany, Daphne E C Boer, Anne Schreuder, Wouter W Kallemeijn, Samira Absalah, Herman S Overkleeft, Johannes M F G Aerts, Joke A Bouwstra
Epidermal glucocerebrosidase (GBA1), an acid β-glucosidase normally located in lysosomes, converts (glucosyl)ceramides into ceramides, which is crucial to generate an optimal barrier function of the outermost skin layer, the stratum corneum. Here we report on two developed in-situ methods to localize active GBA in human epidermis: i) an optimized zymography method that is less labour intensive and visualizes enzymatic activity with higher resolution than currently reported methods using either substrate 4-methylumbelliferyl-β-D-glucopyranoside or resorufin-β-D-glucopyranoside...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024881/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-exploring-the-effects-of-antenatal-reflexology-on-labour-outcomes
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Julie Em Mccullough, Ciara Close, S Dianne Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Ciara M Hughes
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the effects of antenatal reflexology on labour outcomes. DESIGN: secondary analysis of a pilot three-armed randomised controlled trial conducted between July 2012 and September 2013. SETTING: a large UK inner city hospital maternity department. PARTICIPANTS: ninety primiparous women with a singleton pregnancy experiencing low back and / or pelvic girdle pain. INTERVENTIONS: six weekly 30-minute reflexology treatments compared to sham (footbath) treatments or usual antenatal care only...
September 14, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023499/understanding-the-perceived-logic-of-care-by-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-a-qualitative-study-in-australia
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Paul R Ward, Katie Attwell, Samantha B Meyer, Philippa Rokkas, Julie Leask
In terms of public health, childhood vaccination programs have benefits that far outweigh risks. However, some parents decide not to vaccinate their children. This paper explores the ways in which such parents talked about the perceived risks and benefits incurred by vaccinating (or not vaccinating) their children. Between 2013-2016 we undertook 29 in-depth interviews with non-vaccinating and/or 'vaccine hesitant' parents in Australia. Interviews were conducted in an open and non-judgmental manner, akin to empathic neutrality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021145/early-sonographic-detection-of-a-succenturiate-placenta-after-ivf-in-a-42-year-old-woman-with-multiple-comorbidities
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Patrick W Stelzl, Ghanshyam Yadav, Lauren Perley, Michelle Silasi
We present a case of a 42-year-old woman with a pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilisation and a medical history including two spontaneous abortions, hypercoagulable state and other comorbidities. At 13 4/7 weeks' gestation, during research ultrasonography, the patient was noted to have an anterior succenturiate placental lobe. Following an episode of vaginal bleeding at 21 6/7 weeks, she was diagnosed with a low-lying posterior placental lobe. Velamentous cord insertion, placenta previa and vasa previa were excluded at that time...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020132/the-relationship-between-occupational-standing-and-sitting-and-incident-heart-disease-over-a-12-year-period-in-ontario-canada
#9
Peter Smith, Huiting Ma, Richard H Glazier, Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Cameron Mustard
While a growing body of research is examining the impacts of prolonged occupational sitting on cardiovascular and other health risk factors, relatively little work examined the effects of occupational standing. The objectives of this paper were to examine the relationship between occupations that require predominantly sitting, and those that require predominantly standing, and incident heart disease. A prospective cohort study combining responses to a population health survey with administrative health care records, linked at the individual level was conducted in Ontario, Canada...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019095/cost-effectiveness-of-surveillance-and-prevention-strategies-in-brca1-2-mutation-carriers
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Hideko Yamauchi, Chizuko Nakagawa, Makoto Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi, Toshiki Mano, Seigo Nakamura, Masami Arai
BACKGROUND: Cost-effectiveness analysis is an important aspect of healthcare, including in Japan, where preventive measures for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers are not covered by health insurance. METHODS: We developed Markov models in a simulated cohort of women aged 35-70 years, and compared outcomes of surveillance with risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) at age 35, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) at age 45, and both (RRM&RRSO). We used breast and ovarian cancer incidences and adverse event rates from the previous studies, adjuvant chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy rates from the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Registration 2015 in Japan, mortality rates from the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and direct costs from St...
October 10, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017524/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-bronchial-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-adult-population-within-the-commonwealth-of-independent-states-rationale-and-design-of-the-core-study
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Yuriy Feshchenko, Liudmila Iashyna, Damilya Nugmanova, Olga Gyrina, Marina Polyanskaya, Alexander Markov, Maryna Moibenko, Janina Makarova, Luqman Tariq, Marcelo Horacio S Pereira, Elcan Mammadbayov, Irada Akhundova, Averyan Vasylyev
BACKGROUND: Main treatable Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchial Asthma (BA) and Allergic Rhinitis (AR) are underdiagnosed and undertreated worldwide. CORE study was aimed to assess the point prevalence of COPD, BA and AR in the adult population of major cities of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine based on study questionnaires and/or spirometry, and to document risk factors, characterize the COPD, BA and AR population to provide a clearer "epidemiological data"...
October 10, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017359/antenatal-scoring-system-in-predicting-the-success-of-planned-vaginal-birth-following-one-previous-caesarean-section
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Aida Kalok, Shahril A Zabil, Muhammad Abdul Jamil, Pei Shan Lim, Mohamad Nasir Shafiee, Nirmala Kampan, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail
This was a prospective observational study to determine the predictive factors for a successful vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) and to develop a relevant antenatal scoring system. Patients with one previous caesarean section were included in this study. All data including maternal demographics, obstetric history, pregnancy progress and outcomes were collected and analysed. A total of 142 out of the 186 women (76.3%) had successful VBAC. History of previous vaginal delivery and non-recurrent indications for previous caesarean section were the significant predictive factors for a successful VBAC...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016896/poor-working-conditions-and-work-stress-among-canadian-sex-workers
#13
P Duff, J Sou, J Chapman, S Dobrer, M Braschel, S Goldenberg, K Shannon
Background: While sex work is often considered the world's oldest profession, there remains a dearth of research on work stress among sex workers (SWs) in occupational health epidemiological literature. A better understanding of the drivers of work stress among SWs is needed to inform sex work policy, workplace models and standards. Aims: To examine the factors that influence work stress among SWs in Metro Vancouver. Methods: Analyses drew from a longitudinal cohort of SWs, known as An Evaluation of Sex Workers' Health Access (AESHA) (2010-14)...
August 23, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016829/differential-reporting-of-work-related-mental-ill-health-in-doctors
#14
A Y Zhou, M Carder, L Hussey, M Gittins, R Agius
Background: Evidence suggests that the medical profession is reluctant to report mental ill-health despite its high prevalence. Aims: To compare differential reporting patterns in the incidence of work-related mental ill-health (WRMIH) affecting doctors with selected comparison occupational groups, as determined by surveillance by general practitioners (GPs), specialist psychiatrists and occupational physicians (OPs). Methods: New cases of medically reported WRMIH were reported prospectively between 2006 and 2009 by GPs, psychiatrists and OPs as part of The Health and Occupation Research (THOR) network...
August 4, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016591/caesarean-section-during-second-stage-of-labor-in-a-tertiary-centre
#15
Padma Gurung, Sameer Malla, Sushma Lama, Anagha Malla, Alka Singh
BACKGROUND: There is an alarming rise in caesarean section leading to increased adverse outcomes for both the mother and fetus when compared with vaginal delivery. Within this increasing caesarean section rate, there is a concerning increase in the rate of second stage caesarean section. This study highlight the feto-maternal outcome of caesarean section in second stage of labour. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort review of all women with a singleton, cephalic fetus at term delivered by caesarean section in the second stage of labor between April 1, 2013 and March 30, 2017 at Patan Academy of Health Sciences...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992553/validity-of-instruments-for-measuring-the-satisfaction-of-a-woman-and-her-partner-with-care-received-during-labour-and-childbirth-systematic-review
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Ruben Alfaro Blazquez, Silvia Corchon, Esperanza Ferrer Ferrandiz
BACKGROUND: patient satisfaction as an indicator of quality of care is becoming more and more important. The use of questionnaires is the most common method to evaluate satisfaction with maternity care. Despite the extensive variety of instruments available for this purpose, they vary widely in terms of their content and quality. OBJECTIVES: to identify, assess and summarize the most recent and robust instruments available to measure woman and partner satisfaction with the overall package of care during the labour and birth of their baby within a hospital setting...
September 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989325/contrast-between-spain-and-the-netherlands-in-the-hidden-obstacles-to-re-entry-into-the-labour-market-due-to-a-criminal-record
#17
Elina Kurtovic, Marti Rovira
This article aims at analysing the differences between European countries in the obstacles ex-offenders face due to having a criminal record. First, a comparative analytical framework is introduced that takes into account all the different elements that can lead to exclusion from the labour market by the dissemination of criminal record information. This model brings together social norms (macro level), social actors (meso level) and individual choices (micro level) in the same framework. Secondly, this model is used to compare the different impact of having a criminal record in Spain and the Netherlands...
September 2017: Eur J Criminol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989298/who-will-attack-the-competitors-how-political-parties-resolve-strategic-and-collective-action-dilemmas-in-negative-campaigning
#18
Martin Dolezal, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Wolfgang C Müller
Negative campaigning presents parties with a collective action problem. While parties would prefer to have their competitors attacked, potential backlash effects from negative messages mean that individual politicians typically lack the incentives to carry out such attacks. We theorize that parties solve this problem by implementing a division of labour that takes into account the incentives of individual office holders, their availability for campaign activity, and media relevance. Drawing on these arguments we expect that holders of high public office and party leaders are less likely to issue attacks, leaving the bulk of the 'dirty work' to be carried out by party floor leaders and general secretaries...
November 2017: Party Politics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988892/the-il-1%C3%AE-signalling-pathway-and-its-role-in-regulating-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-primary-myometrial-cells
#19
Martha Lappas
Interleukin (IL)-1β plays a central role in the processes of human labour and delivery. The adaptor proteins involved in the IL-1β signalling pathway in human myometrium are not known. This study sought to determine the role of the adaptor proteins myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MyD88), tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and transforming growth factor beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in IL-1β-induced formation of pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators in human myometrium...
October 6, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988194/observational-study-of-the-populations-accessing-rapid-point-of-care-hiv-testing-in-winnipeg-manitoba-canada-through-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-site-records
#20
James Blain Johnston, Joss N Reimer, John L Wylie, Jared Bullard
OBJECTIVES: HIV point-of-care testing (POCT) has been available in Manitoba since 2008. This study evaluated the effectiveness of POCT at identifying individuals with previously unknown HIV status, its effects on clinical outcomes and the characteristics of the populations reached. METHODS: A retrospective database review was conducted for individuals who received HIV POCT from 2011 to 2014. Time to linkage to care and viral load suppression were compared between individuals who tested positive for HIV using POCT and controls identified as positive through standard screening...
October 7, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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