The Effectiveness of the KiVa Bullying Prevention Program in Wales, UK: Results from a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
AbstractThe study evaluated the implementation fidelity and effectiveness of KiVa, an evidence-based program that aims to prevent and address bullying in schools, with a particular emphasis on changing the role of bystanders. The study was a two-arm waitlist control cluster randomized controlled trial in which 22 primary schools (clusters) (N = 3214 students aged 7–11) were allocated using a 1:1 ratio to intervention (KiVa; 11 clusters,n = 1588 students) and a waitlist control (usual school provision; 11 clusters,n = 1892 children)). The trial statistician (but not schools or...
Source: Prevention Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Aboriginal parents' experiences of having their children removed by statutory child protection services
AbstractThe number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in out ‐of‐home care has more than doubled in the past decade. Research into the experiences of parents who have had their children removed is an emerging area; though very few of these studies are specific to Indigenous children and families. This paper presents a participatory research study that exp lored the experiences of a group of Aboriginal Australian parents who have had their children removed by child protection authorities in one Australian state, New South Wales. This paper highlights the challenges for Indigenous families navigatin...
Source: Child and Family Social Work - April 1, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: BJ Newton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - April 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Minerva G ómez-Flores Source Type: research
Safety and Efficacy of Intracoronary Thrombolysis as Adjunctive Therapy to Primary PCI in STEMI. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Motasem Alyamani, Sandra Campbell, Eliano Navarese, Robert C. Welsh, Kevin R. Bainey (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
COVID-19 medicines delivery scheme in Wales to include logistics software
The Welsh government has announced that DBS-checked volunteers will be used to help community pharmacists deliver medicines to vulnerable patients, and a software system will be installed in every pharmacy to ensure there is an audit trail for the deliveries. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - March 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Cardiovascular Safety of Abiraterone and Enzalutamide in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients
In this study, we describe our experience with both drugs at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital (DPoW), Grimsby. (Source: Clinical Oncology)
Source: Clinical Oncology - March 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: F. Haque, S. Maruf, S. Mirza, A. Pillai, A. Viggars, K. Ellenger Source Type: research
A new paradigm: Bringing a historical and sociopolitical trauma lens to the training for welfare practitioners working with Aboriginal families
This article argues that child protection agencies must provide mandatory training about the Aboriginal experience within the welfare state and the resultant trauma that exists in Australian Indigenous communities. This article highlights the areas of curriculum to be included in training for welfare practitioners working with Aboriginal families in the New South Wales child protection system. The training content explores the Stolen Generations ’ trauma experiences of child loss and examines the dichotomy between past child welfare laws and present child protection laws and intergenerational racism. Another key comp...
Source: Children and Society - March 31, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Karen Menzies Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Pseudomonas kitaguniensis sp. nov., a pathogen causing bacterial rot of Welsh onion in Japan.
Abstract Five Gram-reaction-negative, aerobic, motile with one to three polar flagella, rod-shaped bacterial strains, MAFF 212408T, MAFF 212409, MAFF 212410, MAFF 301498 and MAFF 730085, were isolated from diseased Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum L.) in Japan. Analysis of their 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that they belong to the genus Pseudomonas with the highest similarity to Pseudomonas extremaustralis 14-3T (99.86 %), Pseudomonas antarctica CMS 35T (99.79 %) and Pseudomonas poae DSM 14936T (99.72%). The genomic DNA G+C content was 59.5 mol% and the major fatty acids (>5 %) were summed feature ...
Source: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology - March 31, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sawada H, Fujikawa T, Nishiwaki Y, Horita H Tags: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Source Type: research
43. Discordant Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) & VACTERL Syndrome in Monochorionic Monoamniotic Twins with Primary Amenorrhea
Mayer-rokitansky-kuster-hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a congenital condition affecting 1 in 5000 females that results in vaginal agenesis. Mullerian anomalies such as those found in MRKH are also associated with MURCS (M üllerian duct aplasia–renal agenesis–cervicothoracic somite dysplasia) which is phenotypically similar to VACTERL (vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, TE fistula, renal dysplasia, limb anomalies). All three of these conditions are believed to be multifactorial in nature, with pati ents having a typical chromosome complement. (Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - March 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Elizabeth Kresie, Ashli Lawson, Holly Welsh, Julie Strickland Source Type: research
Injuries in England and Wales Elite Men’s Domestic Cricket: A nine season review from 2010 to 2018
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Luke Goggins, Nicholas Peirce, Craig Ranson, Steve McCaig, David Newman, Ben Langley, Steve Griffin, Mark Young, Carly McKay, Keith Stokes, Sean Williams (Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport)
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - March 29, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Outcomes of a co-designed, community-led oral health promotion program for Aboriginal children in rural and remote communities in New South Wales, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: The co-design elements of the program are critical to its success. Engaging local Aboriginal communities to co-design and deliver oral health promotion can reduce the burden of tooth decay experienced by Aboriginal children. PMID: 32212435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - March 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research
Greater child dental health inequality in England compared to Wales and Northern Ireland, despite lower average disease levels.
CONCLUSION: There is a deprivation gradient in child dental caries in all three countries, with England showing the greatest inequalities. PMID: 32212432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Community Dental Health)
Source: Community Dental Health - March 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Community Dent Health Source Type: research
The Effects of Obesity on Outcome in Preclinical Animal Models of Infection and Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Authors: Xu W, Pepper D, Sun J, Welsh J, Cui X, Eichacker PQ Abstract Background: Clinical studies suggest obesity paradoxically increases survival during bacterial infection and sepsis but decreases it with influenza, but these studies are observational. By contrast, animal studies of obesity in infection can prospectively compare obese versus nonobese controls. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of animal investigations to further examine obesity's survival effect in infection and sepsis. Methods: Databases were searched for studies comparing survival in obese versus nonobese controls. We perf...
Source: Journal of Obesity - March 28, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: J Obes Source Type: research
Taking the long view: the development of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, 2015 (WFG Act), aims to change the ways of working in Wales to be sustainable for the future. Goals within the WFG Act include ‘a healthier Wales’, ‘a more equ... (Source: Health Research Policy and Systems)
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eleanor Messham and Sally Sheard Tags: Research Source Type: research
Postoperative risk stratification in oral squamous cell carcinoma
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2020Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J.D. McMahon, R. Pitts, J. Isbister, B. Aslam-Pervez, A. James, D. McLellan, S. Wright, C.J. Wales, J. McCaul, E. Thomson, M.J. Ansell, W.S. Hislop, C. MacIver, J.C. Devine, E. Carson (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Injuries in England and Wales Elite Men ’s Domestic Cricket: A nine season review from 2010 to 2018
This study primarily aimed to explore injury incidence rates in the three main domestic competition formats in England and Wales (First-Class, One-Day and Twenty20 [T20]). For the first time, the study also describes the epidemiology of elite men ’s domestic cricket injuries across nine seasons (2010 – 2018 inclusive). (Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport)
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - March 27, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Luke Goggins, Nicholas Peirce, Craig Ranson, Steve McCaig, David Newman, Ben Langley, Steve Griffin, Mark Young, Carly McKay, Keith Stokes, Sean Williams Tags: Original research Source Type: research
Cultural safety in hospitals: validating an empirical measurement tool to capture the Aboriginal patient experience.
ConclusionThe Cultural Safety Survey Scale could be a useful tool for measuring cultural safety in hospitals from the Aboriginal patient perspective.What is known about the topic?There are increasing calls by governments around the world for health institutions to enhance the cultural safety of their services as one way of removing access barriers and increasing health equity. However, currently there are no critical indicators or systematic methods of measuring cultural safety from the patient perspective.What does this paper add?The cultural safety scale, an Australian first, presents the first empirically validated tool...
Source: Australian Health Review - March 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Elvidge E, Paradies Y, Aldrich R, Holder C Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Standards of Mental Health Care in Prisons in England and Wales: A Qualitative Study of Reports from Her Majesty ’s Inspectorate of Prisons
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Source: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Glorney Hana Ullah Charlie Brooker Source Type: research
Perceptions of sexually transmissible infection pre-exposure prophylaxis: a qualitative study of high-risk gay and bisexual men in Sydney, New South Wales
This study examined perceptions regarding the use of antibiotic pre-exposure prophylaxis for bacterial STIs (STI-PrEP). Future implementation studies of STI-PrEP should monitor the concerns expressed by participants in this study to aid effective implementation. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Ryan Horn Denton Callander Bridget Haire Source Type: research
Postoperative risk stratification in oral squamous cell carcinoma
The objective of this study therefore was to evaluate these possibilities. We retrospectively studied 644 patients who had surgery with curative intent for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) between March 2006 and February 2017. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J.D. McMahon, R. Pitts, J. Isbister, B. Aslam-Pervez, A. James, D. McLellan, S. Wright, C.J. Wales, J. McCaul, E. Thomson, M.J. Ansell, W.S. Hislop, C. MacIver, J.C. Devine, E. Carson Source Type: research
Progression from ocular hypertension to visual field loss in the English hospital eye service.
We examined the conversion rates of OHT to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in England and assessed factors associated with risk of conversion. METHODS: Electronic medical records of 45 309 patients from five regionally different glaucoma clinics in England were retrospectively examined. Conversion to POAG from OHT was defined by deterioration in visual field (two consecutive tests classified as stage 1 or worse as per the glaucoma staging system 2). Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine factors (age, sex, treatment status and baseline intraocular pressure (IOP)) associated with conversion. ...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - March 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Kelly SR, Khawaja AP, Bryan SR, Azuara-Blanco A, Sparrow JM, Crabb DP Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 5 February 2020
At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around Brexit, medicines shortages and public affairs in Wales. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Outcome and Cost of Optimal Control of Dyslipidemia in Adults with High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Dat T. Tran, Dan Palfrey, T.K.T. Lo, Robert Welsh (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Minimum 10-year outcomes of a fixed bearing all-polyethylene unicompartmental knee arthroplasty used to treat medial osteoarthritis
This study analyses long-term follow-up of patients with a medial fixed all-polyethylene tibial bearing UKA and reports survivorship and 10-year clinical outcomes. (Source: The Knee)
Source: The Knee - March 24, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David J. Bruce, Mohammed Hassaballa, James R. Robinson, Andrew J. Porteous, James R. Murray, John H. Newman Source Type: research
High healthcare resource utilisation due to pertussis in Australian adults aged 65 years and over.
CONCLUSION: We found a substantial excess outpatient healthcare burden among adults aged 65 years and over with PCR-confirmed pertussis, supporting further evaluation of preventive measures. PMID: 32220516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vaccine)
Source: Vaccine - March 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Leong RNF, Wood JG, Liu B, McIntyre PB, Newall AT Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery in Marfan Patients: a Perspective from the UK
Conclusion: The outcomes of surgery on the root and ascending aorta in Marfan patients in the United Kingdom are satisfactory; however, the overall complexities of this patient population are not well understood and would benefit from further investigations. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
[ASAP] Chemical Properties of Lithium Cluster (Li < sub > < italic toggle="yes" > x < /italic > < /sub > , < italic toggle="yes" > x < /italic > = 2 –8) on Stone–Wales Defect Graphene Sheet: A DFT Study
The Journal of Physical Chemistry CDOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b11529 (Source: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C)
Source: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C - March 23, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Agnes Lincy Arokiyanathan, Nandhini Panjulingam, and Senthilkumar Lakshmipathi* Source Type: research
Culturally tailored tobacco control: Aboriginal community perspectives in Sydney, Australia.
CONCLUSION: The qualitative findings reinforce quantitative evaluation findings suggesting that the project contributed to denormalising smoking and motivating quit attempts. SO WHAT: The evaluation provided insight into how the project changed attitudes and motivated community members to make quit attempts and provided ideas to meet the ongoing challenge. SUMMARY: Qualitative evaluation of this community-based Aboriginal tobacco project provided insight and detail into processes of change in the community, lending weight to the importance of tailored messages, working to change social norms about smoking, and prov...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - March 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
Demographic Shifts, Case Mix, Activity, and Outcome for Elderly Patients Admitted to Adult General ICUs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Conclusions: Over the past two decades, elderly patients have been more commonly admitted to ICU than can be explained solely by the demographic shift. Importantly, as with the wider population, outcomes in elderly patients admitted to ICU are improving over time, with most patients returning home. (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Formal (4+2) Cycloaddition of Vinyl Benzoxazinanones with 3-Nitroindoles
Synlett DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1707995 A diastereoselective palladium-catalyzed dearomative formal (4+2) cycloaddition between vinyl benzoxazinanones and 3-nitroindoles has been developed. This reaction provides a concise route to tetrahydro-5H-indolo[2,3-b]quinolines in excellent yield (up to 94%) and diastereoselectivity (up to>98:2), with versatile functional handles including vinyl, nitro, and free NH groups. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text (Source: Synlett)
Source: Synlett - March 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bird, Melissa J. Wales, Steven M. Richardson, Christopher Hyland, Christopher J. T. Tags: letter Source Type: research
Food safety vulnerability: Neighbourhood determinants of non-compliant establishments in England and Wales.
Abstract This paper utilises logistic regression to identify ecological determinants of non-compliant food outlets in England and Wales. We consider socio-demographic, urbanness and business type features to better define vulnerable populations based on the characteristics of the area within which they live. We find a clear gradient of association between deprivation and non-compliance, with outlets in the most deprived areas 25% less likely (OR = 0.75) to meet hygiene standards than those in the least deprived areas. Similarly, we find outlets located in conurbation areas have a lower probability of com...
Source: Health and Place - March 20, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Oldroyd RA, Morris MA, Birkin M Tags: Health Place Source Type: research
Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Versus Aspirin Alone in Patients with Prior Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (COMPASS-PCI).
Conclusions: DPI compared with aspirin produced consistent reductions in MACE and mortality but with increased major bleeding with or without prior PCI. Among those with prior PCI one- year and beyond, effects on MACE and mortality were consistent irrespective of time since last PCI. Clinical Trial Registration: URL: www.ClinicalTrials.gov Unique Identifier: NCT01776424. PMID: 32178526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Circulation)
Source: Circulation - March 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bainey KR, Welsh RC, Connolly SJ, Marsden T, Bosch J, Fox KAA, Steg PG, Vinereanu D, Connolly DL, Berkowitz SD, Foody JM, Probstfield JL, Branch KR, Lewis BS, Diaz R, Muehlhofer E, Widimsky P, Yusuf S, Eikelboom JW, Bhatt DL, COMPASS Investigators Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
Assessment of a new tool to improve case manager identification of delayed return to work in the first two weeks of a workers' compensation claim.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Plan of Action for a Case (PACE) tool improved identification of workers at risk of delayed return to work. DESIGN: Prospective cohort of workers with accepted workers' compensation claims in the state of New South Wales, Australia. INTERVENTIONS: The 41-item PACE tool was completed by the case manager within the first two weeks of a claim. The tool gathered information from the worker, employer and treating practitioner. Multivariate logistic regression models predicted work time loss of at least one and three months. RESULTS: There were 524 claimants wi...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Iles RA, Sheehan LR, Gosling CM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
The influence of Stone-Wales defects in nanographene on the performance of Na-ion batteries
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: Journal of Molecular Graphics and ModellingAuthor(s): Ali Ahmadi Peyghan, Javad Beheshtian (Source: Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling)
Source: Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling - March 14, 2020 Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Treating anxiety in autistic adults: study protocol for the Personalised Anxiety Treatment –Autism (PAT-A©) pilot randomised controlled feasibility trial
Anxiety is common in autistic adults and significantly limits everyday opportunities and quality of life. Evidence-based psychological therapies offered by mental health services often fail to meet the needs o... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - March 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jeremy R. Parr, Samuel Brice, Patrick Welsh, Barry Ingham, Ann Le Couteur, Gemma Evans, Alexander Monaco, Mark Freeston and Jacqui Rodgers Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
How COVID-19 is changing my graduate school experience
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - March 13, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ngee Kiat (Jake) Chua, University of New South Wales Sydney Source Type: research
Do defects in PAHs promote catalytic activity in space? Stone –Wales pyrene as a test case
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Dario Campisi, Alessandra Candian Using density functional theory (DFT), we studied the formation of H2 on Stone –Wales pyrene. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles)
Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles - March 13, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Dario Campisi Source Type: research
A new colorimetric DET technique for determining mm-resolution sulfide porewater distributions and allowing improved interpretation of iron(II) co-distributions.
Abstract Measurement of sulfide in pore waters is critical for understanding biogeochemical processes, especially within coastal sediments. Here we report the development of a new colorimetric DET (diffusive equilibration in thin films) technique for determining mm-resolution, two-dimensional sulfide distributions in sediment pore waters. This colorimetric sulfide DET method was based on the standard spectrophotometric methylene blue assay, but modified to allow quantitation of sulfide by computer imaging densitometry. The method detection and effective upper measurement limits of the optimised technique were 3.7 ...
Source: Chemosphere - March 13, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Kankanamge NR, Bennett WW, Teasdale PR, Huang J, Welsh DT Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Increased Consumption of Plant Foods is Associated with Increased Bone Mineral Density
ConclusionIn a healthy middle aged population with normal BMD, an increase in plant food consumption, either alone or in combination with a diet containing meat, is associated with improved bone mineralisation markers. This positive relationship is most likely due to the extensive range of micronutrients and phytochemicals packaged within plants. (Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging)
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - March 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Factors Related to the Development of Small-Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth in Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SBBO) is a challenge in the management of pediatric intestinal failure (PIF). Our goal was to determine the proportion of patients treated for SBBO and factors related to its development. METHODS: We completed a retrospective analysis of PIF patients referred between 2008 and 2014. Data were collected on factors related to intestinal failure (IF) and SBBO. The cohort was stratified on the diagnosis of SBBO and refractory SBBO. Statistical testing completed using t-test, χ2 test, and logistic regression. RESULTS: Thirty-five of 102 patients develo...
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - March 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Belza C, Betts Z, de Silva N, Avitzur Y, Wales PW Tags: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr Source Type: research
A Pilot Study of a Comprehensive Palliative Care Intervention to Improve Symptoms and Coping During Curative-Intent Chemoradiation in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Patients receiving curative chemoradiation treatment (CRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) undergo some of the most intensive treatments in oncology, resulting in immense physical and psychological symptoms. Integrated palliative care (PC) improves symptoms and coping in patients with advanced cancer, but has not been evaluated in patients with curable solid tumors. Thus, we are conducting the first pilot study of a collaborative palliative and oncology care intervention among patients receiving CRT to assess feasibility and acceptability. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - March 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Bauman, J. Panick, T.J. Galloway, J.A. Ridge, M. McShane, M. Chwistek, M. Collins, L. Kinczewski, K. Murphy, M. Welsh, M. Farren, M. Clark, J. Kelly, K. Schuster, L. Stokes, S. Amrhein, F. Bender, B. Egleston, A. El-jawahri, C. Fang Tags: Toxicity, Quality of Life, Survivorship, Costs of Care Source Type: research
Site-Dependent Cysteine Lipidation Potentiates the Activation of Proapoptotic BAX
Publication date: 10 March 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 10Author(s): Daniel T. Cohen, Thomas E. Wales, Matthew W. McHenry, John R. Engen, Loren D. Walensky (Source: Cell Reports)
Source: Cell Reports - March 12, 2020 Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Prevalence, features and health impacts of eating disorders amongst First-Australian Yiramarang (adolescents) and in comparison with other Australian adolescents
ConclusionEating disorders are common amongst First-Australian adolescents and are associated with poor psychosocial quality of life. These findings are consistent with previous research conducted with First-Australian adults. There is a need to screen for eating disorders amongst First-Australian adolescent girls and boys. (Source: Journal of Eating Disorders)
Source: Journal of Eating Disorders - March 12, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect within Schools: Differing Perspectives and the Implications for Inter-Agency Practice
AbstractChild neglect is the most common reason for a child to be placed on the child protection register in Wales. Due to their central position within the community, schools provide opportunities for staff to observe children ’s interactions with peers and family members, five days a week, over an extended period of time and development. Although literature acknowledges schools as pivotal sites for the identification of child maltreatment, little is known about the manner in which school staff recognise and respond to child neglect in their roles. This paper brings new understanding about the way in which child neg...
Source: Child Indicators Research - March 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Gaps in the HIV diagnosis and care cascade for migrants in Australia, 2013 –2017: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsHIV diagnosis and care cascades improved overall between 2013 and 2017 in NSW and VIC. Cascades for migrants had larger gaps compared with nonmigrants, particularly among key migrant populations. Tracking subpopulation cascades enables gaps to be identified and addressed early to facilitate achievement of Fast-Track targets. (Source: PLoS Medicine)
Source: PLoS Medicine - March 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tafireyi Marukutira Source Type: research
Estimated risk of progression of lentigo maligna to lentigo maligna melanoma
Little is known about the risk of progression of lentigo maligna to lentigo maligna melanoma. We determine the annual risk of progression of lentigo maligna to lentigo maligna melanoma by analysing a prospective population-based survey of recently diagnosed anterior (visible in a mirror) head and neck lentigo malignas and lentigo maligna melanomas. Six hundred eighty-two consecutive patients aged 18–80 years with non-recurrent lentigo maligna or lentigo maligna melanoma, diagnosed between 1 July 2015 and 20 April 2016, were identified from pathology notifications to the New South Wales Cancer Registry (Australia) and...
Source: Melanoma Research - March 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Epidemiology of Melanoma Source Type: research
White Blood Cells and Blood Pressure: A Mendelian Randomization Study.
Abstract Background: High blood pressure (BP) is a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. While BP is regulated by the function of kidney, vasculature and sympathetic nervous system, recent experimental data suggest that immune cells may play a role in hypertension. Methods: We studied the relationship between major white blood cell types and blood pressure in the UK Biobank population and employed Mendelian randomization (MR) analyses using the ∼750,000 UK-Biobank/International Consortium of Blood Pressure-Genome-Wide Association Studies to examine which leukocyte populations may be causally ...
Source: Circulation - March 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Siedlinski M, Jozefczuk E, Xu X, Teumer A, Evangelou E, Schnabel RB, Welsh P, Maffia P, Erdmann J, Tomaszewski M, Caulfield MJ, Sattar N, Holmes MV, Guzik TJ Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
Comments on "Association of telomere length with chronic exposure to ionizing radiation among inhabitants of natural high background radiation areas of Ramsar, Iran".
Comments on "Association of telomere length with chronic exposure to ionizing radiation among inhabitants of natural high background radiation areas of Ramsar, Iran". Int J Radiat Biol. 2020 Mar 05;:1-6 Authors: Bevelacqua JJ, Welsh J, Mortazavi S PMID: 32134704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - March 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Regulator finds almost 6% of inspected pharmacies fail to meet staffing standards
Just under 6% of community pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales have failed to meet staffing standards set by the professional regulator. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - March 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
[ASAP] Stone –Wales Defect Induced Performance Improvement of BC < sub > 3 < /sub > Monolayer for High Capacity Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Anode Applications
The Journal of Physical Chemistry CDOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b11441 (Source: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C)
Source: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C - March 5, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Siby Thomas †, Ajith Kulangara Madam‡, and Mohsen Asle Zaeem*† Source Type: research