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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231236/errata-vol-66-no-ss-5
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In the Surveillance Summary "Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification - United States, 2013," errors occurred in Table 1 and Table 2. On page 5, in Table 1, under the Micropolitan column, the 95% CI values should have been (75.7-77.3) for the current nonsmoking row and (29.8-31.4) for the maintaining normal body weight row; under the Noncore column, the 95% CI values should have been (74.0-75.9) for the current nonsmoking row, (28.0-29.8) for the maintaining body weight row, and (45.7-47...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225787/forest-dynamics-in-the-u-s-indicate-disproportionate-attrition-in-western-forests-rural-areas-and-public-lands
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Sheng Yang, Giorgos Mountrakis
Forests are experiencing significant changes; studying geographic patterns in forests is critical in understanding the impact of forest dynamics to biodiversity, soil erosion, water chemistry and climate. Few studies have examined forest geographic pattern changes other than fragmentation; however, other spatial processes of forest dynamics are of equal importance. Here, we study forest attrition, the complete removal of forest patches, that can result in complete habitat loss, severe decline of population sizes and species richness, and shifts of local and regional environmental conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225437/the-continuum-of-hiv-care-in-rural-communities-in-the-united-states-and-canada-what-is-known-and-future-research-directions
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Albrecht Helmut, Rebecca Dillingham, Robert S Hogg, Denise Jaworsky, Ken Kasper, Mona Loutfy, Lauren MacKenzie, Kathleen A McManus, Michael E Ohl, Kris Ann K Oursler, Scott D Rhodes, Katherine R Schafer, Hasina Samji, Stuart Skinner, Christina J Sun, Sharon Weissman
The nature of the HIV epidemic in the United States and Canada has changed with a shift towards rural areas. Socioeconomic factors, geography, cultural context, and evolving epidemics of injection drug use are coalescing to move the epidemic into locations where populations are dispersed and healthcare resources are limited. Rural-urban differences along the care continuum demonstrate the implications of this sociogeographic shift. Greater attention is needed to build a more comprehensive understanding of the rural HIV epidemic in the United States and Canada, including research efforts, innovative approaches to care delivery, and greater community engagement in prevention and care...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221093/u-s-diagnostic-reference-levels-and-achievable-doses-for-10-adult-ct-examinations
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Kalpana M Kanal, Priscilla F Butler, Debapriya Sengupta, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield, Laura P Coombs, Richard L Morin
Purpose To develop diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) and achievable doses (ADs) for the 10 most common adult computed tomographic (CT) examinations in the United States as a function of patient size by using the CT Dose Index Registry. Materials and Methods Data from the 10 most commonly performed adult CT head, neck, and body examinations from 583 facilities were analyzed. For head examinations, the lateral thickness was used as an indicator of patient size; for neck and body examinations, water-equivalent diameter was used...
February 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220553/african-american-fathers-perspectives-on-facilitators-and-barriers-to-father-son-sexual-health-communication
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Schenita D Randolph, Tanya Coakley, Jeffrey Shears, Roland J Thorpe
African-American males ages 13 through 24 are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), accounting for over half of all HIV infections in this age group in the United States. Clear communication between African-American parents and their youth about sexual health is associated with higher rates of sexual abstinence, condom use, and intent to delay initiation of sexual intercourse. However, little is known about African-American fathers' perceptions of what facilitates and inhibits sexual health communication with their preadolescent and adolescent sons...
February 21, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218939/assessment-of-factors-for-recruiting-and-retaining-medical-students-to-rural-communities-using-the-community-apgar-questionnaire
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Alex J Reed, David Schmitz, Edward Baker, James Girvan, Theodore McDonald
BACKGROUND: Rural communities throughout the United States are eager to recruit and retain family physicians. This study examined factors that may contribute to a medical student's decision to consider rural family medicine practice using the Community Apgar Questionnaire (CAQ). METHODS: Third- and fourth-year medical students from 10 medical schools responded to a survey of 62 identified factors deemed to be present when assessing the strengths and challenges of recruiting family physicians to rural communities...
February 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217711/source-attribution-of-poly-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfass-in-surface-waters-from-rhode-island-and-the-new-york-metropolitan-area
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Xianming Zhang, Rainer Lohmann, Clifton Dassuncao, Xindi C Hu, Andrea K Weber, Chad D Vecitis, Elsie M Sunderland
Exposure to poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) has been associated with adverse health effects in humans and wildlife. Understanding pollution sources is essential for environmental regulation but source attribution for PFASs has been confounded by limited information on industrial releases and rapid changes in chemical production. Here we use principal component analysis (PCA), hierarchical clustering, and geospatial analysis to understand source contributions to 14 PFASs measured across 37 sites in the Northeastern United States in 2014...
September 13, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216177/introduction-of-tele-icu-in-rural-hospitals-changing-organisational-culture-to-harness-benefits
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Cassie Cunningham Goedken, Jane Moeckli, Peter M Cram, Heather Schacht Reisinger
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates rural hospital staff perceptions of a telemedicine ICU (Tele-ICU) before and after implementation. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal qualitative study utilising semistructured group or individual interviews with staff from three rural ICU facilities in the upper Midwest of the United States that received Tele-ICU support. Interviews occurred pre-implementation and at two time points post-implementation. Interviews were conducted with: ICU administrators (n=6), physicians (n=3), nurses (n=9), respiratory therapists (n=5) and other (n=1) from July 2011 to May 2013...
February 16, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214281/patient-characterization-and-usage-trends-of-proton-beam-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-study-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Arya Amini, David Raben, E David Crawford, Thomas W Flaig, Elizabeth R Kessler, Elaine T Lam, Paul Maroni, Thomas J Pugh
PURPOSE: To evaluate usage trends and identify factors associated with proton beam therapy (PBT) compared to alternative forms of external beam radiation therapy (RT) (EBRT) for localized prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for men with localized (N0, M0) prostate cancer diagnosed between 2004 and 2013, treated with EBRT, with available data on EBRT modality (photon vs. PBT). Binary multiple logistic regression identified variables associated with EBRT modality...
February 14, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187248/emergency-department-telemedicine-is-used-for-more-severely-injured-rural-trauma-patients-but-does-not-decrease-transfer-a-cohort-study
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Nicholas M Mohr, Karisa K Harland, Elizabeth A Chrischilles, Amanda Bell, Dan M Shane, Marcia M Ward
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in the United States, and rural populations are at increased risk of injury and death. Rural residents have limited access to trauma care, and telemedicine has been proposed as one strategy to improve the provision of trauma care locally. The objective of this study was to describe patient-level factors associated with telemedicine consultation in North Dakota critical-access hospital (CAH) emergency departments (EDs) and to measure the association between telemedicine consultation and interhospital transfer...
February 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182980/bowling-alone-dying-together-the-role-of-social-capital-in-mitigating-the-drug-overdose-epidemic-in-the-united-states
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Michael J Zoorob, Jason L Salemi
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose deaths have risen precipitously over the last fifteen years. Substantial geographic variation, beyond a simple rural-urban dichotomy, exists in the concentration of overdose deaths, suggesting the existence of as-yet unidentified environmental variables that predict resilience (or vulnerability) to drug overdoses. Motivated by reports highlighting the role of community fragility in the opioid epidemic, we explore whether social capital attenuates overdose death rates...
January 25, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178991/an-ethnographic-study-of-salt-use-and-humoral-concepts-in-a-latino-farm-worker-community-in-california-s-central-valley
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Judith C Barker, Claudia Guerra, M Judy Gonzalez-Vargas, Kristin S Hoeft
BACKGROUND: This article reports on the use of domestic or table salt for its perceived health effects and healing properties in a Latino farmworker community. It explores how contemporary salt usage beliefs can be seen to have roots in long-standing humoral theories of medicine and health. METHODS: This qualitative investigation comprised 30 in-depth individual interviews and five focus groups conducted in Spanish with Mexican and Central American immigrants in one small city in California's Central Valley (N = 61 total participants)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162388/-168-health-literacy-in-individuals-with-chronic-pain-living-in-rural-united-states-association-with-pain-related-variables
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S Kapoor, J Eyer, B Thorn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152082/bringing-state-of-the-art-diagnostics-to-vulnerable-populations-the-use-of-a-mobile-screening-unit-in-active-case-finding-for-tuberculosis-in-palawan-the-philippines
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Fukushi Morishita, Anna Marie Celina Gonzales Garfin, Woojin Lew, Kyung Hyun Oh, Rajendra-Prasad Yadav, Janeth Cuencaho Reston, Lenie Lucio Infante, Maria Rebethia Crueldad Acala, Dean Lim Palanca, Hee Jin Kim, Nobuyuki Nishikiori
BACKGROUND: Globally, case detection of tuberculosis (TB) has stabilized in recent years. Active case finding (ACF) has regained an increased attention as a complementary strategy to fill the case detection gap. In the Philippines, the DetecTB project implemented an innovative ACF strategy that offered a one-stop diagnostic service with a mobile unit equipped with enhanced diagnostic tools including chest X-ray (CXR) and Xpert®MTB/RIF (Xpert). The project targeted the rural poor, the urban poor, prison inmates, indigenous population and high school students...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151923/health-related-behaviors-by-urban-rural-county-classification-united-states-2013
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Kevin A Matthews, Janet B Croft, Yong Liu, Hua Lu, Dafna Kanny, Anne G Wheaton, Timothy J Cunningham, Laura Kettel Khan, Ralph S Caraballo, James B Holt, Paul I Eke, Wayne H Giles
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Persons living in rural areas are recognized as a health disparity population because the prevalence of disease and rate of premature death are higher than for the overall population of the United States. Surveillance data about health-related behaviors are rarely reported by urban-rural status, which makes comparisons difficult among persons living in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties. REPORTING PERIOD: 2013. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed landline- and cellular-telephone survey of noninstitutionalized adults aged ≥18 years residing in the United States...
February 3, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146037/the-veterans-choice-act-a-qualitative-examination-of-rapid-policy-implementation-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Kristin M Mattocks, Michelle Mengeling, Anne Sadler, Rebecca Baldor, Lori Bastian
BACKGROUND: Congress enacted the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 [Veterans Choice Act (VCA)] to improve access to timely, high-quality health care for Veterans. Although Congress mandated that VCA must begin within 90 days of passage of the legislation, no guidelines were provided in the legislation to ensure that Veterans had access to an adequate number of community providers across different specialties of care or distinct geographic areas, including rural areas of the country...
January 31, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145840/geographic-variation-in-use-of-vestibular-testing-among-medicare-beneficiaries
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Meredith E Adams, Schelomo Marmor, Bevan Yueh, Robert L Kane
Objective There is a lack of consensus regarding the indications for vestibular testing in the evaluation of dizziness and balance disorders. Geographic variation in health services utilization is associated with lack of consensus. To understand the variation in current practice, we investigated the patterns of use of vestibular testing and diagnosis codes for dizziness and balance disorders among individuals ≥65 years of age across different regions of the United States. Study Design Cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134557/aftercare-engagement-a-review-of-the-literature-through-the-lens-of-disparities
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Kristen Keefe, Esteban V Cardemil, Matthew Thompson
While prior research has well documented racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care broadly, significantly less attention has been given to possible disparities existing in the transition to aftercare. Grounded in Klinkenberg and Calsyn's (1996) framework, we review current research on aftercare, identify commonalities between the prior and current reviews, and highlight gaps for future research. We focus on variables pertinent to our understanding of racial/ethnic disparities. Articles were retrieved via PsycINFO, PubMed, PsycARTICLES, and Google Scholar...
February 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131346/improving-access-to-stroke-care-in-the-rural-setting-the-journey-to-acute-stroke-ready-designation
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Andrea Slivinski, Robin Jones, Hollis Whitehead, Vallire Hooper
: Stroke is the fifth highest cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. North Carolina has one of the highest death rates from stroke in the nation. Access to acute stroke care in rural western North Carolina is limited, with only one primary stroke center within an 18-county region. Angel Medical Center, located in rural western North Carolina, sought to pursue The Joint Commission's disease-specific certification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital in an effort to improve stroke care and outcomes across the region...
January 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130629/pence-putin-mbeki-and-their-hiv-aids-related-crimes-against-humanity-call-for-social-justice-and-behavioral-science-advocacy
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EDITORIAL
Seth C Kalichman
Indiana, a large rural state in the Midwestern United States, suffered the worst North American HIV outbreak among injection drug users in years. The Indiana state government under former Governor and current US Vice President Mike Pence fueled the HIV outbreak by prohibiting needle/syringe exchange and failed to take substantive action once the outbreak was identified. This failure in public health policy parallels the HIV epidemics driven by oppressive drug laws in current day Russia and is reminiscent of the anti-science AIDS denialism of 1999-2007 South Africa...
January 27, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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