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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431439/-quality-of-and-attendance-at-healthy-child-clinics-in%C3%A2-germany
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Alexandra Weithase, Mandy Vogel, Henriette Kiep, Sarah Schwarz, Laura Meißner, Janine Herrmann, Kristin Rieger, Christiane Koch, Volker Schuster, Wieland Kiess
Background For several years the German healthy child clinics program has been a highly appreciated preventive measure and is subject to constant development. However, attendance depends on the families' sociodemographic situation. Findings are documented in a medical checkup booklet (the so-called Gelbes Heft). Currently, there is no procedure to use the data collected for epidemiological purposes nor to evaluate the pediatric prevention measures in Germany. Methods Between 2011 and 2016, we recruited 3480 study participants for our population-based cohort study LIFE Child in Leipzig...
April 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430081/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-criminal-behavior-among-illicit-drug-users-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rafael Alves Guimarães, Natália Silva Mesquita, Renata Silva Lopes, Roselma Lucchese, Rodrigo Lopes de Felipe, Ivânia Vera, Inaina Lara Fernandes, Paulo Alexandre de Castro, Luiz Henrique Batista Monteiro, Graciele Cristina Silva
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate high rates of criminal behavior, violent activities, and legal problems among illicit drug users (IDU) in Brazil. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with criminal behavior among IDU undergoing treatment for chemical dependency in Central Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out with IDU undergoing treatment for chemical dependence. Data were collected by means of face-to-face interviews and analyzed using logistic regression...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428767/social-cognitive-training-improves-emotional-processing-and-reduces-aggressive-attitudes-in-ex-combatants
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Sandra Trujillo, Natalia Trujillo, Jose D Lopez, Diana Gomez, Stella Valencia, Jorge Rendon, David A Pineda, Mario A Parra
Emotional processing (EP) is a complex cognitive function necessary to successfully adjust to social environments where we need to interpret and respond to cues that convey threat or reward signals. Ex-combatants have consistently shown atypical EP as well as poor social interactions. Available reintegration programs aim to facilitate the re-adaptation of ex-combatants to their communities. However, they do not incorporate actions to improve EP and to enhance cognitive-emotional regulation. The present study was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of an intervention focused on Social Cognitive Training (SCT), which was designed to equip ex-combatants enrolled in the Social Reintegration Route with EP and social cognition skills...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424971/high-frequency-of-illegal-drug-use-influences-condom-use-among-female-transgender-sex-workers-in-argentina-impact-on-hiv-and-syphilis-infections
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María M Avila, María S Dos Ramos Farías, Lucía Fazzi, Marcela Romero, Elena Reynaga, Rubén Marone, María A Pando
The high prevalence of HIV and syphilis found among female transgender sex workers (FTSWs) in Argentina calls for the study of factors leading to negative health consequences. Given the particular characteristics observed in this population (high marginalization, school dropout, and low adherence to healthcare services), we explored the association of several socio-demographic characteristics with syphilis and HIV infections, and the determinants of condom use. This study revealed that FTSWs from Argentina were exposed to several risk factors decreasing thus their ability to negotiate condom use and leading to increased risk for transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
April 19, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424046/perspectives-of-policy-makers-and-stakeholders-about-health-care-waste-management-in-community-based-care-in-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
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Lydia Hangulu, Olagoke Akintola
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, a new primary health care (PHC) re-engineering initiative aims to scale up the provision of community-based care (CBC). A central element in this initiative is the use of outreach teams comprising nurses and community health workers to provide care to the largely poor and marginalised communities across the country. The provision of care will inevitably lead to an increase in the amount of health care waste (HCW) generated in homes and suggests the need to pay more attention to the HCW that emanates from homes where there is care of a patient...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422621/historic-leadership-one-courageous-school-nurse-s-heroic-journey-part-3
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Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 3 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412574/work-place-drug-testing-of-police-officers-after-thc-exposure-during-large-volume-cannabis-seizures
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Gregory S Doran, Ralph Deans, Carlo De Filippis, Chris Kostakis, Julia A Howitt
Police officers responsible for the seizure and removal of illegally grown cannabis plants from indoor and outdoor growing operations face the prospect of THC exposure while performing their work duties. As a result, a study investigating the amount of THC on hands and uniforms of officers during raids on cannabis growing houses (CGHs) and forest cannabis plantations (FCPs) and in the air at these sites was conducted. Swabs of gloves/hands, chests, and heads/necks were collected and analysed for THC. Results of hand swabs indicated that officers removing plants from FCPs were exposed to THC concentrations up to 20 times those involved in raids at CGHs, which was mainly associated with the number and size of plants seized...
April 2, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406404/risk-of-daytime-transmission-of-malaria-in-the-french-guiana-rain-forest
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V Pommier de Santi, I Dusfour, E de Parseval, B Lespinet, C Nguyen, P Gaborit, R Carinci, G Hyvert, R Girod, S Briolant
Between 2008 and 2014, there were 1070 malaria cases reported in French Guiana among members of the armed forces. Most of the malaria outbreaks investigated were multifactorial and followed missions conducted at illegal gold mining sites. For example, a malaria outbreak occurred in September 2013, three weeks after the deployment of 15 soldiers at Dagobert, which is such a site. The attack rate was 53%, with seven Plasmodium vivax infections and one coinfection with both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404471/waterpipe-tobacco-smoking-prevalence-and-illegal-underage-use-in-waterpipe-serving-premises-a-cross-sectional-analysis-among-schoolchildren-in-stoke-on-trent
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M Jawad, C McIver
OBJECTIVES: Waterpipe tobacco smoking has received little epidemiological and policy attention in the UK despite reports of increasing prevalence alongside an anecdotally non-compliant industry. This study aimed to determine how waterpipe tobacco smoking is changing among young people in the UK, both in terms of prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of use, and to quantify the extent of illegal underage use in waterpipe-serving premises in the UK. STUDY DESIGN: Repeat cross-sectional...
February 4, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399084/-the-peculiarities-of-the-comprehensive-study-of-buprenorphine
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G K Lobacheva, E A Simonov, V Yu Kuzovlev, D V Kairgaliev, Yu V Gavrilin, Yu M Atroshchenko
The authors describe the methods of pharmaceutical and criminalistics analysis that are finding the increasingly wider application for the drug expertise (identification) and elucidation of the circumstances conducive to the commission of an offence. The special emphasis is laid on the buprenorphine studies with the use of the colour chemical reactions, thin-layer chromatography, gas chromatographic analysis, high-performance liquid chromatography, IR spectrometry, and other modern techniques. The methods based on the recent achievements in pharmaceutical and criminalistics sciences can be employed in the activities intended to control the illegal drug circulation...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398351/a-database-of-global-marine-commercial-small-scale-illegal-and-unreported-fisheries-catch-1950-2014
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Reg A Watson
Global fisheries landings data from a range of public sources was harmonised and mapped to 30-min spatial cells based on the distribution of the reported taxa and the fishing fleets involved. This data was extended to include the associated fishing gear used, as well as estimates of illegal, unregulated and unreported catch (IUU) and discards at sea. Expressed as catch rates, these results also separated small-scale fisheries from other fishing operations. The dataset covers 1950 to 2014 inclusive. Mapped catch allows study of the impacts of fisheries on habitats and fauna, on overlap with the diets of marine birds and mammals, and on the related use of fuels and release of greenhouse gases...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397674/-self-medication-with-cannabidiol-oil-in-a-patient-with-primary-lateral-sclerosis
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Merete Karlsborg, Anette Kvindebjerg Christophersen, Caroline Pontoppidan, Jens Peter Kampmann
Many patients with neurological disorders have symptoms which are difficult to treat with conventional medication. In this case report we present a 40-year-old male patient with primary lateral sclerosis who used cannabidiol oil as therapy. We discuss the evidence of the effects of cannabidiol in the treatment of patients with neurological disease, and we raise the question: "Should patients who use illegal cannabis products as self-medication be diagnosed as drug abusers?"
February 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394740/self-regulating-profession-administrative-discipline-of-pill-mill-physicians-in-florida
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Corey S Davis, Derek H Carr
BACKGROUND: A relatively large number of "pill mills," in which physicians prescribed and sometimes dispensed controlled substances without medical justification, operated in Florida beginning in the mid-2000's. Investigations into these operations have resulted in the arrest and conviction of dozens of physicians for activities related to illegal trafficking in controlled substances. METHODS: Using information from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Florida Department of Health, and court records, we constructed a database of Florida-licensed medical doctors who had been indicted or convicted of crimes related to illegal prescribing of controlled substances in Florida during 2010-2015...
April 10, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392925/antibiotic-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviours-of-albanian-health-care-professionals-and-patients-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Susanne Kaae, Admir Malaj, Iris Hoxha
BACKGROUND: The inappropriate use of antimicrobials is a problem worldwide. To target future interventions, a thorough understanding of the reasons behind this current behaviour is needed. Within the EU, the culture of antimicrobial use has been intensely studied, but this is not the case in non-EU southeastern European countries, despite the frequent use of (broad-spectrum) antibiotics (ABs) in this region. The aim of this study was to explore AB knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of health care professionals (HCPs) and patients in one southeastern European country, Albania...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391830/alternative-method-to-quantify-biodiesel-and-vegetable-oil-in-diesel-biodiesel-blends-through-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy
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Gustavo G Shimamoto, Luis F Bianchessi, Matthieu Tubino
An alternative method is proposed for the quantitative analysis of biodiesel in diesel-biodiesel blends. It is based on hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy and applies univariate calibration, in which the integrals of the spectra are considered. Statistical comparisons between the results obtained from the method proposed here and from the infrared (IR) spectrometry method, which is recommended by the European Standard EN 14078, show that the (1)H NMR method offers equivalent results compared with standard ones...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388667/the-effect-of-federal-and-state-off-label-marketing-investigations-on-drug-prescribing-the-case-of-olanzapine
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Bo Wang, David M Studdert, Ameet Sarpatwari, Jessica M Franklin, Joan Landon, Aaron S Kesselheim
In the past decade, the federal government has frequently investigated and prosecuted pharmaceutical manufacturers for illegal promotion of drugs for indications not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ("off-label" uses). State governments can choose to coordinate with the federal investigation, or pursue their own independent state investigations. One of the largest-ever off-label prosecutions relates to the atypical antipsychotic drug olanzapine (Zyprexa). In a series of settlements between 2008 and 2010, Eli Lilly paid $1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383933/daily-stressors-as-antecedents-correlates-and-consequences-of-alcohol-and-drug-use-and-cravings-in-community-based-offenders
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Shevaun D Neupert, Sarah L Desmarais, Julie S Gray, Amy M Cohn, Stephen Doherty, Kevin Knight
Justice-involved individuals with alcohol and drug use problems reoffend at higher rates than their nonusing counterparts, with alcohol and drug use serving as an important vector to recidivism. At the daily level, exposure to stressors may exacerbate problematic alcohol and drug use; at the individual level, prior treatment experiences may mitigate substance use as individuals adapt to and learn new coping mechanisms. We conducted a daily diary study using Interactive Voice Response technology over 14 consecutive days with 117 men on probation or parole participating in a community-based treatment program (n = 860 calls) and referred to medication-assisted treatment...
April 6, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380137/-unhealthy-behavior-associated-with-the-development-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adolescents
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Luisa María Sánchez-Zamorano, Ana Isabel Burguete-García, Guillermo Flores-Sánchez, Jorge Salmerón-Castro, Eduardo C Lazcano-Ponce, Cinthya E Diaz-Benitez
This article aims to evaluate the association between unhealthy behavior pattern and prevalence and incidence of high blood pressure in adolescents. Based on data from a cohort study with a baseline population of 2,813 adolescents enrolled in a public school system, the study measured the baseline prevalence and incidence of high blood pressure as a function of smoking, alcohol and illegal drug use, and physical activity. These variables were used to build a model called "unhealthy behavior pattern", and its relationship was evaluated in relation to high blood pressure in adolescents, using multiple logistic regression models...
April 3, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379984/potential-trajectories-of-the-upcoming-forest-trading-mechanism-in-par%C3%A3-state-brazilian-amazon
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Brenda Brito
In 2012, the Brazilian government revised the federal Forest Code that governs the use of forest resources on rural properties. The revisions included a forest trading mechanism whereby landowners who deforested more than what is legally allowed before 2008 could absolve their deforestation "debts" by purchasing Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA) from landowners who conserved more forest than legally required. CRA holds promise as a tool to complement command-and-control initiatives to reduce deforestation and incentivize restoration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377522/human-health-alters-the-sustainability-of-fishing-practices-in-east-africa
#20
Kathryn J Fiorella, Erin M Milner, Charles R Salmen, Matthew D Hickey, Dan O Omollo, Abdi Odhiambo, Brian Mattah, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Lia C H Fernald, Justin S Brashares
Understanding feedbacks between human and environmental health is critical for the millions who cope with recurrent illness and rely directly on natural resources for sustenance. Although studies have examined how environmental degradation exacerbates infectious disease, the effects of human health on our use of the environment remains unexplored. Human illness is often tacitly assumed to reduce human impacts on the environment. By this logic, ill people reduce the time and effort that they put into extractive livelihoods and, thereby, their impact on natural resources...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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