Assessing the cost-effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in a low incidence and low mortality setting: the case of Thailand at start of the pandemic
ConclusionCOVID-19 vaccines are good value for money even in a relatively low-incidence and low-mortality setting such as Thailand, if the appropriate groups are vaccinated. The preferred vaccination strategies depend on the type of vaccine efficacy. Social distancing measures should accompany a vaccination strategy. (Source: The European Journal of Health Economics)
Source: The European Journal of Health Economics - August 11, 2022 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis studying operative times and complications for a surgeon transitioning from laparoscopic to robot-assisted pediatric pyeloplasty: defining proficiency and competency
The transition from laparoscopic to robot-assisted procedures leads to potential increase in operative times and health care costs. Cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis can objectively study the learning curve to detect significant changes in operative timing and monitor complication rates. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - August 11, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Noah Stern, Yilong Li, Peter (Zhantao) Wang, Sumit Dave Source Type: research

Estimated Wasteful Spending on Aducanumab Dispensing in the U.S. Medicare Population
Aducanumab, a weight-dosed Alzheimer ' s drug, is available in two fixed-dose vial sizes. This may result in large amounts of discarded drug and wasteful spending. More-efficient vial sizes could save Medicare money if the drug is approved for widespread use. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - August 11, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Carlos Irwin A. Oronce; Julia Cave Arbanas; Mei Leng; Bruce E. Landon; Cheryl L. Damberg; Catherine A. Sarkisian; John N. Mafi Source Type: research

Understanding health care needs among Veterans with Parkinson's disease: A survey study
This study highlights the importance of targeting educational outreach about care best practices for Veterans living with PD beyond VHA's current reach as well as the importance of access to good MH resources. (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - August 11, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Preexisting anti-PF4 antibodies are not further triggered upon vaccination with SARS-CoV-2 vector vaccines in a cohort of 400 health care workers
Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) was reported after adenovector-based COVID-19 vaccination with ChAdOx1 and Ad26.COV2 ·S as a rare, but very severe complication [1,2]. Thrombosis/hypercoagulation has been reported also as a common complication of (severe) COVID-19 and is probably multifactorial due to endothelial dysfunction caused either by direct viral infection or by hyperinflammation which also leads to activa tion of platelets and the clotting cascade as well as due to alteration of the blood flow, as explained by the Virchow's triad [3]. (Source: Thrombosis Research)
Source: Thrombosis Research - August 11, 2022 Category: Hematology Authors: Wagner Angelika, Garner-Spitzer Erika, Kundi Michael, Stockinger Hannes, Pabinger Ingrid, Eichinger-Hasenauer Sabine, Quehenberger Peter, Wagner Oswald, Wiedermann Ursula, Grabmeier-Pfistershammer Katharina Tags: Letter to the Editors-in-Chief Source Type: research

Analgesic Action of Catechin on Chronic Constriction Injury –Induced Neuropathic Pain in Sprague–Dawley Rats
Chronic neuropathy is a common and debilitating problem that poses a significant challenge to health care worldwide. Natural compounds have received considerable attention as potential sources of new drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric pain. Catechin is a well-known novel flavonoid with several therapeutic properties, notably in neurodegenerative diseases. The current study is designed to investigate the role of catechin in neuroprotective activity in the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model. Apparently, healthy adult male Sprague–Dawley rats weighing 160–190 g (8 weeks old) were selected and grouped into t...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - August 11, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

A Comparative Analysis of Drug Therapy, Disease Phenotype, and Health Care Outcomes for Men and Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
ConclusionsThese findings highlight differences in disease course and treatment approaches between men and women with IBD and support the consideration of sex and gender when researching disease outcomes. (Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences)
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - August 10, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

The Predictive Value of the Monocyte-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Monocyte-to-Haematocrit Ratio for Cardiac Rupture Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis [Corrigendum]
(Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy)
Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy - August 10, 2022 Category: Health Management Tags: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Source Type: research

Ideal cardiovascular health at ELSA-Brasil: non-additivity effects of gender, race, and schooling by using additive and multiplicative interactions
This study aims to assess the non-additivity effects of gender, race, and schooling on ideal cardiovascular health among participants of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health - ELSA-Brasil. This is a cross-sectional study using data from the baseline of ELSA-Brasil, conducted from 2008 to 2010. The American Heart Association defined a score of ideal cardiovascular health (ICH) as the sum of indicators for the presence of seven favorable health factors and behaviors: non-smoking, ideal body mass index, physical activity and healthy diet, adequate levels of total cholesterol, normal blood pressure, and absence of ...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberta Souza Freitas Itamar de Souza Santos Sheila Maria Alvim de Matos Estela Maria Le ão de Aquino Leila Denise Alves Ferreira Amorim Source Type: research

Primary health care in CSP
Cad Saude Publica. 2022 Aug 8;38(8):e00133622. doi: 10.1590/0102-311XPT133622. eCollection 2022.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35946618 | DOI:10.1590/0102-311XPT133622 (Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica)
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patty Fidelis de Almeida Adriano Maia Dos Santos Source Type: research

Racial disparity in the occurrence of suicides among patients with background intimate partner violence
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of IPV has continue to increase in the USA. The higher prevalence of suicides among whites with background IPV is independent of traditional risk factors.PMID:35947449 | DOI:10.1370/afm.20.s1.3189 (Source: Annals of Family Medicine)
Source: Annals of Family Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Oluwasegun Akinyemi Stella Adetokunbo Mary Fakorede Bolarinwa Akinwumi Source Type: research

"We want to be heard": Perspectives on mental health care among patients at a federally qualified health center
CONCLUSION: The identified factors cast light on opportunities at multiple levels for community-based outpatient clinics to better support patients with mental health needs, and ultimately narrow persistent gaps in access.PMID:35947448 | DOI:10.1370/afm.20.s1.3167 (Source: Annals of Family Medicine)
Source: Annals of Family Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marvin So Kari Carlson Source Type: research

The Role of Exercise in Treating Low Back Pain
Curr Sports Med Rep. 2022 Aug 1;21(8):267-271. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000982.ABSTRACTThe purpose of this review is to highlight the role of exercise in preventing and managing acute and chronic axial low back pain (LBP). LBP is one of the leading contributors to years lived with disability as well as health care expenditures in the United States. With an expected increase in prevalence due to an aging population, sports medicine providers have a unique opportunity to provide effective treatment strategies incorporating exercise advice and prescription. Although the majority of individuals with acute LBP will have their...
Source: Current Sports Medicine Reports - August 10, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Matthew Essman Cindy Y Lin Source Type: research

Abortion as Essential Health Care and the Critical Role Your Practice Can Play in Protecting Abortion Access
Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004949. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFew obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) provide abortion care, resulting in abortion's being separated from other reproductive health care. This segregation of services disrupts the ob-gyn patient-clinician relationship, generates needless costs, delays access to abortion care, and contributes to stigma. General ob-gyns have both the skills and the knowledge to incorporate abortion into their clinical practices. In this way, they can actively contribute to the protection of abortion access now, with the loss of federal protection...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kathryn E Fay Khady Diouf Sharlay K Butler Chiamaka Onwuzurike Barbara E Wilkinson Natasha R Johnson Julianna Schantz-Dunn Deborah Bartz Source Type: research