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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212076/selecting-power-efficient-signal-features-for-a-low-power-fall-detector
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Changhong Wang, Stephen Redmond, Wei Lu, Michael Stevens, Stephen Lord, Nigel Lovell
Falls are a serious threat to the health of older people. A wearable fall detector can automatically detect the occurrence of a fall and alert a caregiver or an emergency response service so they may deliver immediate assistance, improving the chances of recovering from fall-related injuries. One constraint of such a wearable technology is its limited battery life. Thus, minimization of power consumption is an important design concern, all the while maintaining satisfactory accuracy of the fall detection algorithms implemented on the wearable device...
February 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211549/review-of-health-and-risk-behaviours-mental-health-problems-and-suicidal-behaviours-in-young-europeans-on-the-basis-of-the-results-from-the-eu-funded-saving-and-empowering-young-lives-in-europe-seyle-study
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REVIEW
Danuta Wasserman
An estimated 800 000 suicide deaths occur worldwide. The global suicide rate is 11.4 per 100 000 population; 15.0/100 000 for males and 8.0/100 000 for females. Globally, suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 year olds. In a collaborative effort to reduce the high rates of suicide and mental health problems among youth across Europe, the European Union 7th Framework funded the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) project. SEYLE is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aimed to promote mental health and healthy lifestyles, while preventing psychopathology and suicidal behaviours among adolescents...
December 23, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190791/no-free-bed-with-ventilator-experience-of-a-public-health-specialist
#3
Thriveni Shivanna Beerenahally
While the author was dealing with a poor elderly father struggling to shift his gravely injured young son to a government hospital due to the high cost of intensive care, her friends across the globe were discussing euthanasia in the social media. While marginalised groups of people are struggling to access care in India, friends who have moved to developed parts of the world were discussing one's choice to live or die! The poor father, after battling to save his son and reaching out to many people for help, could not save him...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170053/substance-use-or-abuse-internet-use-psychopathology-and-suicidal-ideation-in-adolescents
#4
Matilde Bousoño Serrano, Susana Al-Halabí, Patricia Burón, Marlen Garrido, Eva María Díaz-Mesa, Gonzalo Galván, Leticia García-Álvarez, Vladimir Carli, Christina Hoven, Marco Sarchiapone, Danuta Wasserman, Manuel Bousoño, María Paz García-Portilla, Celso Iglesias, Pilar Alejandra Sáiz, Julio Bobes
Substance and Internet use or abuse, psychopathology and suicidal ideation appear to be related. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between use of psychotropic substances, inadequate Internet use, suicidal ideation and other psychopathological symptoms within the adolescent population. The present study was carried out as part of the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) project, funded by the European Union. The sample is composed of 1026 adolescents aged between 14 and 16 years from 12 state schools in Asturias (530 men and 496 women)...
January 12, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988146/simplified-antibiotic-regimens-for-treatment-of-clinical-severe-infection-in-the-outpatient-setting-when-referral-is-not-possible-for-young-infants-in-pakistan-simplified-antibiotic-therapy-trial-satt-a-randomised-open-label-equivalence-trial
#5
Fatima Mir, Imran Nisar, Shiyam S Tikmani, Benazir Baloch, Sadia Shakoor, Fyezah Jehan, Imran Ahmed, Simon Cousens, Anita K M Zaidi
BACKGROUND: Parenteral antibiotic therapy for young infants (aged 0-59 days) with suspected sepsis is sometimes not available or feasible in countries with high neonatal mortality. Outpatient treatment could save lives in such settings. We aimed to assess the equivalence of two simplified antibiotic regimens, comprising fewer injections and oral rather than parenteral administration, compared with a reference treatment for young infants with clinical severe infection. METHODS: We undertook the Simplified Antibiotic Therapy Trial (SATT), a three-arm, randomised, open-label, equivalence trial in five communities in Karachi, Pakistan...
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968862/breastfeeding-rates-in-china-a-cross-sectional-survey-and-estimate-of-benefits-of-improvement
#6
Zhenyu Yang, Jianqiang Lai, Dongmei Yu, Yifan Duan, Xuehong Pang, Shan Jiang, Ye Bi, Jie Wang, Liyun Zhao, Shian Yin
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is the gold standard for infant and young child feeding. Increased rates of breastfeeding could reduce morbidity and mortality for both children and mothers. In addition, breastfed children could have better cognitive development, persisting through later life. However, quantitative data are scarce on the effect of improved breastfeeding rates in China. The objectives of this study were to assess current breastfeeding rates and to analyse the potential effect of improved breastfeeding rates in China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941102/impact-of-improving-community-based-access-to-malaria-diagnosis-and-treatment-on-household-costs
#7
Joëlle Castellani, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti, Borislava Mihaylova, IkeOluwapo O Ajayi, Mohamadou Siribié, Chinenye Afonne, Andrew Balyeku, Luc Sermé, Armande K Sanou, Benjamin S Sombié, Alfred B Tiono, Sodiomon B Sirima, Vanessa Kabarungi, Catherine O Falade, Josephine Kyaligonza, Silvia M A A Evers, Aggie T G Paulus, Max Petzold, Jan Singlovic, Melba Gomes
BACKGROUND:  Community health workers (CHWs) were trained in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Uganda to diagnose febrile children using malaria rapid diagnostic tests, and treat positive malaria cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and those who could not take oral medicines with rectal artesunate. We quantified the impact of this intervention on private household costs for childhood febrile illness. METHODS:  Households with recent febrile illness in a young child in previous 2 weeks were selected randomly before and during the intervention and data obtained on household costs for the illness episode...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887664/translating-sickle-cell-guidelines-into-practice-for-primary-care-providers-with-project-echo
#8
Lisa M Shook, Christina B Farrell, Karen A Kalinyak, Stephen C Nelson, Brandon M Hardesty, Angeli G Rampersad, Kay L Saving, Wanda J Whitten-Shurney, Julie A Panepinto, Russell E Ware, Lori E Crosby
BACKGROUND: Approximately 100,000 persons with sickle cell disease (SCD) live in the United States, including 15,000 in the Midwest. Unfortunately, many patients experience poor health outcomes due to limited access to primary care providers (PCPs) who are prepared to deliver evidence-based SCD care. Sickle Treatment and Outcomes Research in the Midwest (STORM) is a regional network established to improve care and outcomes for individuals with SCD living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835052/options-for-improving-effectiveness-of-rotavirus-vaccines-in-developing-countries
#9
Marion S Tissera, Daniel Cowley, Nada Bogdanovic-Sakran, Melanie L Hutton, Dena Lyras, Carl D Kirkwood, Jim P Buttery
Rotavirus gastroenteritis is a leading global cause of mortality and morbidity in young children due to diarrhea and dehydration. Over 85% of deaths occur in developing countries. In industrialised countries, two live oral rotavirus vaccines licensed in 2006 quickly demonstrated high effectiveness, dramatically reducing severe rotavirus gastroenteritis admissions in many settings by more than 90%. In contrast, the same vaccines reduced severe rotavirus gastroenteritis by only 30-60% in developing countries, but have been proven life-saving...
November 11, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829445/improving-early-childhood-care-and-development-hiv-testing-treatment-and-support-and-nutrition-in-mokhotlong-lesotho-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark Tomlinson, Sarah Skeen, Marguerite Marlow, Lucie Cluver, Peter Cooper, Lynne Murray, Shoeshoe Mofokeng, Nathene Morley, Moroesi Makhetha, Sarah Gordon, Tonya Esterhuizen, Lorraine Sherr
BACKGROUND: Since 1990, the lives of 48 million children under the age of 5 years have been saved because of increased investments in reducing child mortality. However, despite these unprecedented gains, 250 million children younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) cannot meet their developmental potential due to poverty, poor health and nutrition, and lack of necessary stimulation and care. Lesotho has high levels of poverty, HIV, and malnutrition, all of which affect child development outcomes...
November 9, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787178/talking-about-suicide-can-help-to-save-lives
#11
Sarah Fitchett
In England, one person dies every 2 hours as a result of suicide. It is the leading cause of death for young people in the UK. Every year about 1,600 children and young people aged 10 to 34 take their own lives. The charity Childline receives an average of one call every 30 minutes from British children with suicidal thoughts. That works out at 19,481 in the past year alone, more than double the number 5 years ago. And yet, we still aren't talking about it.
October 26, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761875/saving-deaf-children-screening-for-hearing-loss-as-a-public-interest-case
#12
Sigrid Bosteels, Michel Vandenbroeck, Geert Van Hove
New-born screening programs for congenital disorders and chronic disease are expanding worldwide and children "at risk" are identified by nationwide tracking systems at the earliest possible stage. These practices are never neutral and raise important social and ethical questions. An emergent concern is that a reflexive professionalism should interrogate the ever earlier interference in children's lives. The Flemish community of Belgium was among the first to generalize the screening for hearing loss in young children and is an interesting case to study the public justification of early interventions for families with deaf children...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677782/mdma-methylone-and-mdpv-drug-induced-brain-hyperthermia-and-its-modulation-by-activity-state-and-environment
#13
Eugene A Kiyatkin, Suelynn E Ren
Psychomotor stimulants are frequently used by humans to intensify the subjective experience of different types of social interactions. Since psychomotor stimulants enhance metabolism and increase body temperatures, their use under conditions of physiological activation and in warm humid environments could result in pathological hyperthermia, a life-threatening symptom of acute drug intoxication. Here, we will describe the brain hyperthermic effects of MDMA, MDPV, and methylone, three structurally related recreational drugs commonly used by young adults during raves and other forms of social gatherings...
September 28, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588542/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-child-endangerment-laws-in-preventing-child-fatalities-in-alcohol-involved-motor-vehicle-crashes
#14
Tara Kelley-Baker, Eduardo Romano
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of U.S. child-endangerment laws on the prevalence of child passengers fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes in which the adult driver was drinking. METHOD: We used data from the 2002-2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System. We conducted both bivariate and multivariate analyses using Heckman selection models. RESULTS: After adjusting for several cofactors, including driver demographics and blood alcohol concentration, child seat positioning, and seat belt laws, we found that passing a DUI child-endangerment law may have no impact at all on the likelihood of finding impaired drivers among those driving with children...
September 2016: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585843/radiation-risk-of-breast-screening-in-england-with-digital-mammography
#15
Lucy M Warren, David R Dance, Kenneth C Young
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risks and benefits of breast screening in terms of number of deaths due to radiation-induced cancers and the number of lives saved owing to modern screening in the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in England. METHODS: Radiation risk model, patient dose data and data from national screening statistics were used to estimate the number of deaths due to radiation-induced breast cancers in the NHSBSP in England. Dose and dose effectiveness factors (DDREFs) equal to one and two were assumed...
November 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558490/prospective-risk-for-suicidal-thoughts-and-behaviour-in-adolescents-with-onset-maintenance-or-cessation-of-direct-self-injurious-behaviour
#16
Julian Koenig, Romuald Brunner, Gloria Fischer-Waldschmidt, Peter Parzer, Paul L Plener, JiYeon Park, Camilla Wasserman, Vladimir Carli, Christina W Hoven, Marco Sarchiapone, Danuta Wasserman, Franz Resch, Michael Kaess
Direct self-injurious behaviour (D-SIB) is associated with suicidal behaviour and suicide risk. It is not known if D-SIB cessation reduces these risks. The aim of this study was to explore trajectories of D-SIB and their prospective influence on suicidal thoughts and behaviour during adolescence. Data (n = 506; 62.06 % females, 14.53 years) from the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe study were analysed. D-SIB and suicidal thoughts and behaviour were assessed at baseline (T0), 1- (T1) and 2-year follow-up (T2)...
August 24, 2016: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550978/medication-assisted-treatment-of-adolescents-with-opioid-use-disorders
#17
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Opioid use disorder is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among US youth. Effective treatments, both medications and substance use disorder counseling, are available but underused, and access to developmentally appropriate treatment is severely restricted for adolescents and young adults. Resources to disseminate available therapies and to develop new treatments specifically for this age group are needed to save and improve lives of youth with opioid addiction.
September 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538438/diarrhea-management-in-children-under-five-in-sub-saharan-africa-does-the-source-of-care-matter-a-countdown-analysis
#18
Liliana Carvajal-Vélez, Agbessi Amouzou, Jamie Perin, Abdoulaye Maïga, Hayalnesh Tarekegn, Akanni Akinyemi, Solomon Shiferaw, Mark Young, Jennifer Bryce, Holly Newby
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea remains a high burden disease, responsible for nine percent of deaths in children under five globally. We analyzed diarrhea management practices in young children and their association with the source of care. METHODS: We used Demographic and Health Survey data from 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa with high burdens of childhood diarrhea. We classified the quality of diarrhea management practices as good, fair, or poor based on mothers' reports for children with diarrhea, using WHO/UNICEF recommendations for appropriate treatment...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534317/developing-a-user-centred-planning-tool-for-young-adults-with-development-disorders-a-research-based-teaching-project
#19
Kirsten Ribu, Tulpesh Patel
People with development disorders, for instance autism, need structured plans to help create predictability in their daily lives. Digital plans can facilitate enhanced independency, learning, and quality of life, but existing apps are largely general purpose and lack the flexibility required by this specific but heterogeneous user group. Universal design is both a goal and a process and should be based on a holistic approach and user-centered design, interacting with the users in all stages of the development process...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421133/ceacam6-is-upregulated-by-helicobacter-pylori-caga-and-is-a-biomarker-for-early-gastric-cancer
#20
Rony K Roy, Michal M Hoppe, Supriya Srivastava, Animesh Samanta, Neel Sharma, Kar Tong Tan, Henry Yang, Dominic C Voon, Brendan Pang, Ming Teh, Naoko Murata-Kamiya, Masanori Hatakeyama, Young-Tae Chang, Wei Peng Yong, Yoshiaki Ito, Khek Yu Ho, Patrick Tan, Richie Soong, Phillip H Koeffler, Khay Guan Yeoh, Anand D Jeyasekharan
Early detection of gastric cancers saves lives, but remains a diagnostic challenge. In this study, we aimed to identify cell-surface biomarkers of early gastric cancer. We hypothesized that a subset of plasma membrane proteins induced by the Helicobacter pylori oncoprotein CagA will be retained in early gastric cancers through non-oncogene addiction. An inducible system for expression of CagA was used to identify differentially upregulated membrane protein transcripts in vitro. The top hits were then analyzed in gene expression datasets comparing transcriptome of gastric cancer with normal tissue, to focus on markers retained in cancer...
August 23, 2016: Oncotarget
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