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    Relapse and cytogenetic evolution in myeloid neoplasms.
    Panminerva Med 2017 Dec;59(4):308-319
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, USA -
    Based on the current WHO Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms, cytogenetic findings play a central role in the diagnostic classification of the myeloid malignancies. Cytogenetic abnormalities detected at primary diagnosis may change over time. Karyotype changes can be characterized as cytogenetic evolution, cytogenetic regression or a combination of both. Read More

    [Intensive home treatment: a first observational evaluation].
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 2017 ;59(11):713-719
    Background: Yulius intensive home treatment (iht) offers six weeks of home-care to psychiatric patients in crisis who would normally be hospitalised.
    AIM: To study patient characteristics and the content and outcomes of iht.
    METHOD: We followed the handling of 75 consecutive applications for iht. Read More

    Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention.
    Parasitology 2017 Nov 16:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Department of Biosciences,Durham University,Lower Mountjoy, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE,UK.
    The rise of antimicrobial resistance, coupled with a lack of industrial focus on antimicrobial discovery over preceding decades, has brought the world to a crisis point. With both human and animal health set to decline due to increased disease burdens caused by near untreatable microbial pathogens, there is an urgent need to identify new antimicrobials. Central to this is the elucidation of new, robustly validated, drug targets. Read More

    Forced migrants involved in setting the agenda and designing research to reduce impacts of complex emergencies: combining Swarm with patient and public involvement.
    Res Involv Engagem 2017 6;3:23. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
    Plain English Summary: The UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response was asked to undertake research on how to reduce the impact of complex national/international emergencies on public health. How to focus the research and decide on priority topics was challenging, given the nature of complex events. Using a type of structured brain-storming, the researchers identified the ongoing UK, European and international migration crisis as both complex and worthy of deeper research. Read More

    Soap Box.
    Contemp Nurse 2001 Jun;10(3-4):194-200
    a School of Nursing, Family and Community Health Services The University of Western Sydney , Penrith.
    Like all professionals, nurses live with the inevitability of change. The extent to which change is experienced as a crisis rather than as an opportunity is determined by the degree of control that nurses have over the change process. This paper outlines the determinants of change, examines the impact of change on nursing practice, explores professional ways of knowing and proposes critical thinking as a means by which nurses can interpret and manipulate change and illustrates a curriculum approach that facilitates the acquisition of the capacity to think critically. Read More

    Ventricular assist device implantation in a young patient with non-compaction cardiomyopathy and hereditary spherocytosis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Nov 10. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel, Germany.
    A case of a 15-year-old female patient with acute heart failure due to non-compaction cardiomyopathy and hereditary anaemia (hereditary spherocytic elliptocytosis) requiring ventricular assist device implantation as a bridge to transplantation is presented. The possible effects of mechanical stress on erythrocytes potentially induced by mechanical circulatory support remains unclear, but it may lead to haemolytic crisis in patients suffering from hereditary anaemia. In our case, ventricular assist device therapy was feasible, and haematological complications did not occur within 6 weeks of bridging our patient to heart transplantation. Read More

    Exploring Working Relationships in Mental Health Care via an E-Recovery Portal: Qualitative Study on the Experiences of Service Users and Health Providers.
    JMIR Ment Health 2017 Nov 14;4(4):e54. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Centre for Shared Decision-Making and Collaborative Care Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
    Background: The quality of working relationships between service users and health providers is fundamental in the processes of recovery in mental health. How Internet-based interventions will influence these relationships for persons with long-term care needs, and the measures that can be taken to maintain and enhance working relationships through Internet, is still not well understood.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to gain insights into how service users and health providers experience their working relationships when they are offered the option of supplementing ongoing collaboration with an e-recovery portal. Read More

    Clinical governance breakdown: Australian cases of wilful blindness and whistleblowing.
    Nurs Ethics 2017 Jan 1:969733017731917. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Background: After their attempts to have patient safety concerns addressed internally were ignored by wilfully blind managers, nurses from Bundaberg Base Hospital and Macarthur Health Service felt compelled to 'blow the whistle'. Wilful blindness is the human desire to prefer ignorance to knowledge; the responsibility to be informed is shirked.

    Objective: To provide an account of instances of wilful blindness identified in two high-profile cases of nurse whistleblowing in Australia. Read More

    Inhibitors of telomerase and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases synergize to limit the lifespan of pancreatic cancer cells.
    Oncotarget 2017 Oct 20;8(48):83754-83767. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
    Imetelstat (GRN163L) is a potent and selective inhibitor of telomerase. We have previously reported that GRN163L could shorten telomeres and limit the lifespan of CD18/HPAF and CAPAN1 pancreatic cancer cells. Here, we examined the effects of GRN163L on two other pancreatic cancer cell lines: AsPC1 and L3. Read More

    Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency with c.199-10 T>G and novel c.1A>G mutation: Two case reports and brief literature review.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Nov;96(45):e8549
    aNewborn Screening Center of Hunan Province, The Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Hunan Province, Changsha, Hunan, China bMinneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
    Rationale: Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocate deficiency (CACTD) is a rare and life-threatening, autosomal recessive disorder of fatty acid β-oxidation characterized by hypoketotic hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, cardiomyopathy, liver dysfunction, and muscle weakness; culminating in early death. To date, CACTD cases screened from the Chinese mainland population, especially patient with compound heterozygote with c.199-10T>G and a novel c. Read More

    [Long-term outcome and prognostic factors in pregnant women with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease].
    Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 2017 Nov;56(11):827-832
    Department of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China.
    Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Read More

    Prolonged grief reactions after old age spousal loss and centrality of the loss in post loss identity.
    J Affect Disord 2017 Nov 8;227:338-344. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Department of Psychology, Aarhus University, Denmark. Electronic address:
    Background: The loss of a spouse is a major life event. Previous research found that centrality of the loss to one's identity using Centrality of Event Scale (CES) is related to complicated bereavement reactions, such as depression, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS), and prolonged grief symptoms (PGS). This study aims to examine loss-centrality in elderly bereaved people up to 4 years post loss, to determine the relation of loss-centrality to complicated bereavement reactions, such as PGS, depression, and PTS, and to identify early predictors of loss-centrality. Read More

    Are you ready? Crisis leadership in a hyper-VUCA environment.
    Am J Disaster Med 2017 Spring;12(2):107-134
    Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Director, Program of Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
    The current hyper-volatile, -uncertain, -complex, and -ambiguous (VUCA) threat environment demands a more cohesive support structure for crisis leaders who may be faced with crises of increasing magnitude and frequency and, in some instances, multiple crisis events simultaneously. The project team investigates the perceptions of crisis leaders regarding establishing a crisis leader advisor position for crisis leaders to benefit from their experience while prosecuting crisis response activities. The team linked hyper-VUCA crises, crisis response frameworks, meta-leadership, crisis leader attributes, and advisor attributes. Read More

    Cardiac Arrest in the Operating Room: Resuscitation and Management for the Anesthesiologist: Part 1.
    Anesth Analg 2017 Nov 10. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    From the *Columbia University, New York, New York; †Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom; §New York University, New York, New York; ‖University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ¶Envision Healthcare, Plantation, Florida; #The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; **Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; ††Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; ‡‡Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada; and §§University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
    Cardiac arrest in the operating room and procedural areas has a different spectrum of causes (ie, hypovolemia, gas embolism, and hyperkalemia), and rapid and appropriate evaluation and management of these causes require modification of traditional cardiac arrest algorithms. There is a small but growing body of literature describing the incidence, causes, treatments, and outcomes of circulatory crisis and perioperative cardiac arrest. These events are almost always witnessed, frequently known, and involve rescuer providers with knowledge of the patient and their procedure. Read More

    Susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant and -sensitive Enterococcus faecium obtained from Danish hospitals to benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine and hydrogen peroxide biocides.
    J Med Microbiol 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    1​Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
    Purpose: In Danish hospitals, the number of infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE faecium) has dramatically increased in recent years. Hospital disinfectants are essential in eliminating pathogenic microorganisms, and reduced susceptibility may contribute to hospital-associated infections. We have addressed whether clinical VRE faecium display decreased biocide susceptibility when compared to vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium (VSE faecium) isolates. Read More

    Acute chest syndrome among children hospitalized with vaso-occlusive crisis: A nationwide study in the United States.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Purpose: Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a common complication among pediatric inpatients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC). However, little is known about the factors associated with ACS complication. The present study assessed the epidemiological features of children hospitalized with VOC and ascertained factors associated with ACS complication. Read More

    'Falls not a priority': insights on discharging older people, admitted to hospital for a fall, back to the community.
    Aust J Prim Health 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Falls are common among older people and a leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation. The immediate post-hospitalisation period is a risky time for further falls. This paper explores discharge strategies from the perspectives of older people hospitalised for a fall and liaison nurses assisting people to return home. Read More

    The role of controllable lifestyle in the choice of specialisation among Hungarian medical doctors.
    BMC Med Educ 2017 Nov 13;17(1):204. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Kútvölgyi út 2, Budapest, 1125, Hungary.
    Background: Hungary has been serious facing human resources crisis in health care, as a result of a massive emigration of health workers. The resulting shortage is unevenly distributed among medical specialisations. The findings of research studies are consistent in that the most important motivating factor of the choice of the medical career and of medical specialisations is professional interest. Read More

    A Review of Current and Emerging Approaches to Pain Management in the Emergency Department.
    Pain Ther 2017 Nov 10. Epub 2017 Nov 10., Mendoza, Argentina.
    Introduction: Pain is the most common symptom prompting an emergency department visit and emergency physicians are responsible for managing both acute pain and acute exacerbations of chronic pain resulting from a broad range of illnesses and injuries. The responsibility to treat must be balanced by the duty to limit harm resulting from analgesics. In recent years, opioid-related adverse effects, including overdose and deaths, have increased dramatically in the USA. Read More

    Molecular speciation and transformation of soil legacy phosphorus with and without long-term phosphorus fertilization: Insights from bulk and microprobe spectroscopy.
    Sci Rep 2017 Nov 10;7(1):15354. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China.
    Soil legacy phosphorus (P) represents a substantial secondary P resource to postpone the global P crisis. To fully utilize this P reserve, the transformation of legacy P speciation in a black soil with and without P fertilization for 27 years was investigated by chemical fractionation, molecular-level bulk (P K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge, XANES; solution (31)P nuclear magnetic resonance) and microprobe (µ-X-ray fluorescence and µ-XANES) spectroscopy. Results from both fractionation and P bulk-XANES concordantly indicated that Ca2-P [Ca(H2PO4)2] acts as a reserve of labile P in response to soils with or without P fertilization. Read More

    Curriculum Using the In-Situ Operating Room Setting.
    J Surg Educ 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:
    Objective: The American College of Surgeons/Association of Program Directors in Surgery is a comprehensive, simulation-based curriculum for General Surgery residents which exists in 3 phases. While phases 1 and 2 deal with core skills and advanced procedures respectively, phase 3 targets team-based skills. To date, the 3rd phase of this curriculum has not seen wide scale implementation. Read More

    Involvement of glucose related energy crisis and endoplasmic reticulum stress: Insinuation of streptozotocin induced Alzheimer's like pathology.
    Cell Signal 2017 Nov 7;42:211-226. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Lucknow 226031, Uttar Pradesh, India. Electronic address:
    The present study was conducted to correlate the cellular and molecular alterations in Alzheimer's pathology employing streptozotocin (STZ) induced experimental rat model. The STZ was administered in rat brain bilaterally by intracerebroventricular route using stereotaxic surgery followed by donepezil dosing. The Alzheimer's related pathological marker like acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, tau phosphorylation and amyloid aggregation were observed after STZ administration. Read More

    The 'fentanyl epidemic' in Canada - Some cautionary observations focusing on opioid-related mortality.
    Prev Med 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Institute of Medical Science (IMS), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
    In Canada, opioid-related overdose mortality has steeply increased in recent years; as a substantial number of opioid-related deaths are related to 'fentanyl' products, this phenomenon has widely been dubbed the 'fentanyl epidemic', also implying that these deaths are largely caused by clandestinely 'illicit fentanyl' products. We examined numbers and rates of opioid- and fentanyl-related deaths in six pan-Canadian provinces with respective (coroner-based) data available from 2010 to 2016. While fentanyl-related deaths are clearly increasing from relatively low levels in all provinces, those increases are strongest in the two Western provinces (e. Read More

    Socioeconomic status and impact of the economic crisis on dietary habits in Italy: results from the INHES study.
    J Public Health (Oxf) 2017 Nov 8:1-10. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, 86077 Pozzilli (IS), Italy.
    Background: There is lack of evidence about the likely impact of the economic crisis on dietary habits in Western societies. We aimed to assess dietary modifications that possibly occurred during the recession and to investigate major socioeconomic factors associated with such modifications.

    Methods: Cross-sectional analysis on 1829 subjects from the general population recruited in the larger INHES study (n = 9319) a telephone-based survey on nutrition and health conducted in Italy from 2010 to 2013. Read More

    The 21st Century Cures Act Implications for the Reduction of Racial Health Disparities in the US Criminal Justice System: a Public Health Approach.
    J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, MA, USA.
    Past drug epidemics have disproportionately criminalized drug addiction among African Americans, leading to disparate health outcomes, increased rates of HIV/AIDS, and mass incarceration. Conversely, the current opioid addiction crisis in the USA focuses primarily on white communities and is being addressed as a public health problem. The 21st Century Cures Act has the potential to reduce racial health disparities in the criminal justice system through the Act's public health approach to addiction and mental health issues. Read More

    Chronic Myeloid Leukemia with an e6a2 BCR-ABL1 Fusion Transcript: Cooperating Mutations at Blast Crisis and Molecular Monitoring.
    Case Rep Hematol 2017 16;2017:9071702. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Cancer Molecular Diagnostics, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.
    A minority of chronic myeloid leukemia patients (CML) express a variety of atypical BCR-ABL1 fusion variants and, of these, the e6a2 BCR-ABL1 fusion is generally associated with an aggressive disease course. Progression of CML to blast crisis is associated with acquisition of additional somatic mutations yet these events have not been elucidated in patients with the e6a2 BCR-ABL1 genotype. Moreover, molecular monitoring is only sporadically performed in CML patients with atypical BCR-ABL1 fusion transcripts due to lack of consensus approaches or standardization. Read More

    Rehabilitation of vulnerable groups in emergencies and disasters: A systematic review.
    World J Emerg Med 2017 ;8(4):253-263
    Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
    Background: Natural and man-made disasters, especially those occurring in large scales not only result in human mortality, but also cause physical, psychological, and social disabilities. Providing effective rehabilitation services in time can decrease the frequency of such disabilities. The aim of the current study was to perform a systematic review related to rehabilitation of vulnerable groups in emergencies and disasters. Read More

    Prophylactic Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy: A Controversial Issue.
    Biochem Insights 2017 27;10:1178626417737738. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Departamento de Biologia e Farmácia, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil.
    In our world today, iron deficiency (ID) is the most frequent nutritional deficiency and it is being considered as an epidemic public health crisis. Women of reproductive age and infants are at particular risk of ID, especially in underdeveloped countries. During pregnancy, iron deficiency anemia is a specific risk factor associated with negative maternal and perinatal outcomes. Read More

    Contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care in England: protocol for a multimethod study.
    BMJ Open 2017 Nov 8;7(11):e019238. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Suresearch, Birmingham, UK.
    Introduction: Timely access to the right kind of support for people experiencing a mental health crisis can be problematic. The voluntary sector (VS) plays a key role in providing support and enabling access, but there is a knowledge gap concerning its contribution and interface with public services in mental health crisis care. This study aims to address this. Read More

    Development of a peer-supported, self-management intervention for people following mental health crisis.
    BMC Res Notes 2017 Nov 9;10(1):588. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Division of Psychiatry, University College London, 6th Floor, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF, UK.
    Background: A documented gap in support exists for service users following discharge from acute mental health services, and structured interventions to reduce relapse are rarely provided. Peer-facilitated self-management interventions have potential to meet this need, but evidence for their effectiveness is limited. This paper describes the development of a peer-provided self-management intervention for mental health service users following discharge from crisis resolution teams (CRTs). Read More

    Nano-rod Ca-decorated sludge derived carbon for removal of phosphorus.
    Environ Pollut 2017 Nov 6;233:698-705. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, PR China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Radioactive Contamination Control and Resources, Guangzhou 5100056, PR China.
    Recovering phosphorus (P) from waste streams takes the unique advantage in simultaneously addressing the crisis of eutrophication and the shortage of P resource. A novel calcium decorated sludge carbon (Ca-SC) was developed from dyeing industry wastewater treatment sludge by decorating calcium (Ca) to effectively adsorb phosphorus from solution. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) techniques were used to characterize the Ca-SCs, followed by isotherm and kinetic sorption experiments. Read More

    Gender, power and leadership: the effect of a superior's gender on respiratory therapists' ability to challenge leadership during a life-threatening emergency.
    Br J Anaesth 2017 Oct;119(4):697-702
    Department of Anaesthesia, Sinai Health System, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Background: Effective communication within teams is crucial, especially in crisis situations. Hierarchy gradients between team members can contribute to communication failures and are influenced by many factors. The effect of gender on team performance has not been well studied. Read More

    Health system strengthening: prospects and threats for its sustainability on the global health policy agenda.
    Health Policy Plan 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Human Diagnosis Project, 1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
    In 2013, Hafner and Shiffman applied Kingdon's public policy process model to explain the emergence of global attention to health system strengthening (HSS). They questioned, however, HSS's sustainability on the global health policy agenda, citing various concerns. Guided by the Grindle and Thomas interactive model of policy implementation, we advance and elaborate a proposition: a confluence of developments will contribute to maintaining HSS's prominent place on the agenda until at least 2030. Read More

    Management of Respiratory Infections with Use of Procalcitonin: Moving toward More Personalized Antibiotic Treatment Decisions.
    ACS Infect Dis 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau , Tellstrasse, 5000 Aarau, Switzerland.
    Due to overlap of clinical findings and low sensitivity of bacterial diagnostic tests, differentiation between bacterial and viral respiratory tract infections remains challenging, ultimately leading to antibiotic overuse in this population of patients. Addition of procalcitonin, a blood biomarker expressed by epithelial cells in response to bacterial infections, to the clinical assessment leads to a reduction in inappropriate antibiotic initiation. Procalcitonin also provides prognostic information about the resolution of illness, and significant decreases over time are a strong signal for the discontinuation of antibiotics. Read More

    Comparing "insider" and "outsider" news coverage of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
    Can J Public Health 2017 Nov 9;108(4):e381-e387. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Faculty of Pharmacy, Université Laval, Quebec, QC; Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Research Unit, CHU de Quebec - Université Laval Research Centre, Quebec, QC.
    Objectives: Information provided by news media during an infectious disease outbreak can affect the actions taken to safeguard public health. There has been little evaluation of how the content of news published during an outbreak varies by location of the news outlet. This study analyzes coverage of the 2014 Ebola outbreak by one news outlet operating within a country affected by the outbreak and one country not directly affected. Read More

    How they see it: young women's views on early marriage in a post-conflict setting.
    Reprod Health Matters 2017 Oct;25(sup1):96-106
    a Social Development Consultant, Ibtikar Research & Consulting, s.a.l. , Beirut , Lebanon .
    Current understandings of early marriage in conflict and post-conflict settings are incomplete and under-researched, and do not sufficiently take into consideration the views and experiences of adolescent girls. While much of the literature, development reports and mainstream media emphasise the poverty, health risks and lack of agency of young women married early, they seldom provide these teenagers an open platform from which to speak. In 2007, a Palestinian refugee camp in North Lebanon was destroyed and its residents forced to flee. Read More

    Are we in crisis? National mental health and treatment trends in college counseling centers.
    Psychol Serv 2017 Nov;14(4):407-415
    Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Pennsylvania State University.
    The current state of college student mental health is frequently labeled a "crisis," as the demand for services and severity of symptomatology have appeared to increase in recent decades. Nationally representative findings are presented from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, a practice research network based in the United States, composed of more than 340 university and college counseling centers, in an effort to illuminate trends in symptom severity and patterns in treatment utilization for the campus treatment seeking population. Clinical data collected over 5 academic years (2010-2015) showed small but significantly increasing trends for self-reported distress in generalized anxiety, depression, social anxiety, family distress, and academic distress, with the largest effect sizes observed for generalized anxiety, depression, and social anxiety. Read More

    [The opponent you do not just imagine. The case of Falconara Marittima (Marche Region, Central Italy)].
    Epidemiol Prev 2017 Sep-Dec;41(5-6):241-242
    l'Ondaverde Onlus.
    Falconara Marittima (Marche Region, Central Italy) is declared to be an area at high risk of environmental crisis, due to the presence of a refinery plant. In 2004, Marche Region funded an epidemiological survey to assess atmospheric risks linked to the refinery. This survey was conducted by the Italian National Cancer Institute of Milan, and citizens actively contributed. Read More

    Coarse and nano emulsions for effective delivery of natural pest control agent pulegone for stored grain protection.
    Pest Manag Sci 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Post-Harvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, 7505101, Israel.
    Background: One of the most significant contributors to the global food crisis is grain loss during storage mainly caused by pest insects. Currently, there are two main methods used for insect pest control: fumigation and grain protection by contact insecticides. Since some chemical insecticides can harm humans and environment, there is a global tendency to reduce their use by finding alternative eco-friendly approaches. Read More

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