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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936471/prevalence-of-lens-opacities-in-adult-chinese-americans-the-chinese-american-eye-study-ches
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Rohit Varma, Jie Sun, Mina Torres, Shuang Wu, Chunyi Hsu, Stanley Paul Azen, Roberta McKean-Cowdin
Purpose: We determined the age- and sex-specific prevalence of posterior subcapsular (PSC), nuclear, cortical, and mixed lens opacities in a population-based sample of Chinese-American adults. Methods: A population-based sample of Chinese-Americans 50 years and older, from 10 census tracts in Monterey Park, CA, USA, underwent a detailed interview and a comprehensive clinical examination that included assessment of different types of lens opacities by the slit-lamp-based Lens Opacities Classification System II (LOCS II)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936086/geographical-heterogeneity-of-multiple-sclerosis-prevalence-in-france
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Diane Pivot, Marc Debouverie, Michel Grzebyk, David Brassat, Michel Clanet, Pierre Clavelou, Christian Confavreux, Gilles Edan, Emmanuelle Leray, Thibault Moreau, Sandra Vukusic, Guy Hédelin, Francis Guillemin
INTRODUCTION: Geographical variation in the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is controversial. Heterogeneity is important to acknowledge to adapt the provision of care within the healthcare system. We aimed to investigate differences in prevalence of MS in departments in the French territory. METHODS: We estimated MS prevalence on October 31, 2004 in 21 administrative departments in France (22% of the metropolitan departments) by using multiple data sources: the main French health insurance systems, neurologist networks devoted to MS and the Technical Information Agency of Hospitalization...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936038/abuse-and-diversion-of-immediate-release-opioid-analgesics-as-compared-to-extended-release-formulations-in-the-united-states
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Janetta L Iwanicki, S Geoff Severtson, Heather McDaniel, Andrew Rosenblum, Chunki Fong, Theodore J Cicero, Matthew S Ellis, Steven P Kurtz, Mance E Buttram, Richard C Dart
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic use and abuse of prescription opioids in the United States increased substantially between 1990 and 2010. The Centers for Disease Control estimated deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids reached nearly 19,000 in 2014. Of prescription opioids sold, 10% are extended release (ER) and 90% immediate release (IR). However, most regulations and interventions have focused on decreasing ER abuse. Our objective was to compare rates of abuse and diversion of ER and IR opioid analgesics over time using multiple surveillance programs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935796/correlation-of-west-nile-virus-incidence-in-donated-blood-with-west-nile-neuroinvasive-disease-rates-united-states-2010-2012
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Edouard Betsem, Zhanna Kaidarova, Susan L Stramer, Beth Shaz, Merlyn Sayers, German LeParc, Brian Custer, Michael P Busch, Edward L Murphy
Over the past decade, West Nile virus (WNV) has spread across the United States. We aggregated blood donor data from 2010-2012 and then calculated the incidence of WNV RNA-positive donations and compared the incidence with neuroinvasive disease (NID) case data from the ArboNET surveillance system. Of 10,107,853 donations, 640 were confirmed positive. The seasonal WNV incidence rate per 100,000 persons was 33.4 (95% CI 22-45) in 2010, 25.7 (95% CI 15-34) in 2011, and 119.9 (95% CI 98-141) in 2012. NID to blood donor ratios were 1 in 164 (95% CI 152-178) in 2010, 1 in 158 (95% CI 145-174) in 2011, and 1 in 131 (95% CI 127-136) in 2012...
February 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934622/-antibioticscout-online-tool-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-veterinary-medicine
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R Peter, C Müntener, D Demuth, D Heim, M Mevissen, G Schüpbach-Regula, S Schuller, F Stucki, B Willi, H Naegeli
Resistances to antimicrobials pose serious public health challenges. This issue concerns both human and veterinary medicine and can only be solved by a multidisciplinary approach. A comprehensive concept is, therefore, being worked out within the StAR (strategy antibiotic resistance) program in order to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans as well as animals. In this context, the AntibioticScout (www.AntibioticScout. ch) offers a new online tool for the prudent use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine...
December 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934539/healthcare-reform-in-the-middle-east-and-the-usa
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Mustafa Z Younis
Mustafa Z Younis speaks to Laura Dormer, Commissioning Editor: Dr MZ Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. Dr Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr Younis has administrative experience as Senior Adviser for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933383/the-burden-of-rotator-cuff-surgery-in-italy-a-nationwide-registry-study
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Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Giacomo Rizzello, Alessandra Berton, Mauro Ciuffreda, Vincenzo Candela, Vincenzo Denaro
PURPOSE: This study aimed to estimate the yearly number of RC surgeries in Italy, a country with universal access to healthcare for its population, from 2001 to 2014, based on official information source as hospitalization records. A secondary aim was to explore geographical variation in equity in access to RC surgery between three macroregions of Italy (North, Center and South). A tertiary aim was to perform statistical projections of the number of RC procedure volumes and rates on the basis of data from 2001 to 2014...
December 8, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933143/research-and-lobbying-conflicting-on-the-issue-of-a-front-of-pack-nutrition-labelling-in-france
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Chantal Julia, Serge Hercberg
Front-of-pack nutrition labelling has been highlighted as a promising strategy to help consumers making healthier food choices at the point of purchase. In France, a simplified front-of-pack nutrition labelling system was proposed in 2014, the 5-Colour Nutrition Label (5-CNL). It is supported by studies evaluating the various dimensions of the validation of both its underlying classification algorithm and its format. Opposed by agro-industry and retailers, multiples lobbying strategies have been deployed to stop or at least delay the implementation of the 5-CNL...
2016: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933142/salidroside-reduces-tau-hyperphosphorylation-via-up-regulating-gsk-3%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-a-tau-transgenic-drosophila-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Bei Zhang, Qiongqiong Li, Xingkun Chu, Suya Sun, Shengdi Chen
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related and progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes substantial public health care burdens. Intensive efforts have been made to find effective and safe treatment against AD. Salidroside (Sal) is the main effective component of Rhodiola rosea L., which has several pharmacological activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Sal in the treatment of AD transgenic Drosophila and the associated mechanisms...
2016: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933140/mitigating-pharmaceutical-waste-exposures-policy-and-program-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Eric D Amster
Pharmaceutical disposal and the environmental fate of medication metabolites directly impacts the public's health in two significant ways: accidental medication ingestion of pharmaceuticals that were not disposed of properly results in inadvertent toxicity; and environmental health consequences of pharmaceuticals that were inappropriately disposed and which contaminate municipal water supply. In reviewing the effectiveness of medication disposal policy globally, it is crucial to not only determine which policies are effective but also to assess why they are effective...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932781/influenza-vaccination-coverage-during-pregnancy-selected-sites-united-states-2005-06-through-2013-14-influenza-vaccine-seasons
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Stephen Kerr, Carla M Van Bennekom, Allen A Mitchell
Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women because of their increased risk for influenza-associated complications. In addition, receipt of influenza vaccine by women during pregnancy has been shown to protect their infants for several months after birth (1). As part of its case-control surveillance study of medications and birth defects, the Birth Defects Study of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has recorded data on vaccinations received during pregnancy since the 2005-06 influenza vaccination season...
December 9, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932601/school-nurse-workload-a-scoping-review-of-acute-care-community-health-and-mental-health-nursing-workload-literature
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Patricia Endsley
The purpose of this scoping review was to survey the most recent (5 years) acute care, community health, and mental health nursing workload literature to understand themes and research avenues that may be applicable to school nursing workload research. The search for empirical and nonempirical literature was conducted using search engines such as Google Scholar, PubMed, CINAHL, and Medline. Twenty-nine empirical studies and nine nonempirical articles were selected for inclusion. Themes that emerged consistent with school nurse practice include patient classification systems, environmental factors, assistive personnel, missed nursing care, and nurse satisfaction...
December 8, 2016: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932588/mental-health-among-jail-and-prison-inmates
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Youngmin Yi, Kristin Turney, Christopher Wildeman
Previous studies provide insight into the mental health of jail and prison inmates, but this research does not compare the two groups of inmates. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this article examines how the association between incarceration and self-reported mental health varies by facility type, net of an array of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Both jail and prison inmates report high rates of depression, life dissatisfaction, heavy drinking, and illicit drug use...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932442/contraceptive-sales-in-the-setting-of-the-zika-virus-epidemic
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Luis Bahamondes, Moazzam Ali, Ilza Monteiro, Arlete Fernandes
STUDY QUESTION: Has there been any influence of the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak on the sales of contraceptive methods in Brazil? SUMMARY ANSWER: Contraceptive sales in the 24 months of evaluation showed little variation and no significant change has been observed since the ZIKV outbreak. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Transmission of ZIKV is primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes; however, sexual transmission has also been described. The association of several birth defects and the ZIKV infection during pregnancy has been established, and it was estimated in Bahia, Brazil that the infection rate could range from 10% to 80%...
December 7, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932340/is-walk-score-associated-with-hospital-admissions-from-chronic-diseases-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-high-socioeconomic-status-australian-city-state
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Soumya Mazumdar, Vincent Learnihan, Thomas Cochrane, Hai Phung, Bridget O'Connor, Rachel Davey
OBJECTIVES: To explore patterns of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).To ascertain the effect of the neighbourhood built environmental features and especially walkability on health outcomes, specifically for hospital admissions from NCDs. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of public hospital episode data (2007-2013). SETTING: Hospitalisations from the ACT, Australia at very small geographic areas. PARTICIPANTS: Secondary data on 75 290 unique hospital episodes representing 39 851 patients who were admitted to ACT hospitals from 2007 to 2013...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932225/hospitalizations-of-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-the-brazilian-unified-health-system-in-the-state-of-minas-gerais
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Ana Paula P C Fernandes, Fernanda A Avendanha, Marcos B Viana
OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize hospital admissions and readmissions in the Brazilian Unified Public Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde [SUS]) in children with sickle-cell disease diagnosed by the Minas Gerais Newborn Screening Program between 1999 and 2012. METHODS: Hospital Admission Authorizations with the D57 (ICD-10) code in the fields of primary or secondary diagnosis were retrieved from the SUS Databank (1999-2012). There were 2991 hospitalizations for 969 children...
December 5, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932145/establishing-the-number-of-procedures-for-optimal-renal-transplantation-training-with-the-use-of-a-canine-model
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M A Ayala-Garcia, J M Soel-Encalada, A Rios Zambudio, E R Rodea-Montero, B Gonzalez-Yebra
BACKGROUND: The training of surgeons that perform renal transplantations can be diverse. For example, the training profile can vary greatly, involving urologists to general surgeons. The efficacy of training programs directed at transplantation surgeons is influenced by numerous factors, including the specialist profile who is trained, the number of procedures available to trainees in a given teaching hospital, and the duration of training. Here we determine the number of procedures necessary to consolidate and contribute to proficiency in renal transplantation technique...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931338/health-care-provider-perspectives-on-tuberculosis-care-for-foreign-born-populations-in-new-york-city
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J R Zelnick, M R O'Donnell, S D Ahuja, A Chua, J Sullivan Meissner
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) in foreign-born patients is a key determinant of TB epidemiology in low-burden settings. In New York City (NYC), foreign-born TB populations are heterogeneous and face diverse challenges in accessing care. OBJECTIVE: To characterize barriers and facilitators to health care services and identify potential mechanisms to improve TB care for foreign-born patients in NYC. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews with health care providers identified through the NYC TB registry and snowball sampling...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931207/a-comparative-study-classification-vs-user-based-collaborative-filtering-for-clinical-prediction
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Fang Hao, Rachael Hageman Blair
BACKGROUND: Recommender systems have shown tremendous value for the prediction of personalized item recommendations for individuals in a variety of settings (e.g., marketing, e-commerce, etc.). User-based collaborative filtering is a popular recommender system, which leverages an individuals' prior satisfaction with items, as well as the satisfaction of individuals that are "similar". Recently, there have been applications of collaborative filtering based recommender systems for clinical risk prediction...
December 8, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931204/web-based-infectious-disease-surveillance-systems-and-public-health-perspectives-a-systematic-review
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Jihye Choi, Youngtae Cho, Eunyoung Shim, Hyekyung Woo
BACKGROUND: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are a significant public health concern, and early detection and immediate response is crucial for disease control. These challenges have led to the need for new approaches and technologies to reinforce the capacity of traditional surveillance systems for detecting emerging infectious diseases. In the last few years, the availability of novel web-based data sources has contributed substantially to infectious disease surveillance...
December 8, 2016: BMC Public Health
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