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Effect of an Activated Charcoal Bag on Disposal of Unused Opioids After an Outpatient Surgical Procedure: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Awareness of atrial fibrillation-effectiveness of a pilot national awareness campaign.

Although atrial fibrillation (AF) causes one-third of strokes in Ireland, studies have shown that public awareness and knowledge of AF are poor. The Irish Heart Foundation conducted a national AF awareness campaign in 2013.

Home Disposal Kits for Leftover Opioid Medications After Surgery: Do They Work?

Postoperative overprescribing is common, and many patients will have excess medications. An effective method to encourage disposal is lacking. We hypothesized that a convenient home disposal kit will result in more appropriate disposal of excess opioids.

A conceptual framework for an oral cancer awareness campaign in Northern Germany - Challenges in campaign development and assessment.

Initial impetus for action: Oral cancer is still an underestimated disease in terms of incidence as well as mortality rates; it requires urgent prevention and early detection. At present, there is no best-practice systematic approach to raising awareness and informing the public about about this type of cancer in Germany. This article describes a framework that covers the significant stages of conceptual development and campaign design to promote oral cancer awareness in Germany. Solution: The challenges of...

The Real Cost: Alaska's innovative media campaign to raise awareness about the direct and indirect costs of smoking to society.

Smoking incurs heavy financial costs for direct medical expenditures and lost productivity related to premature death. The Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program designed a media campaign called 'The Real Cost' to raise awareness of the economic cost of smoking to all Alaskans, regardless of their smoking status. The campaign presented this information through television and radio ads between December 2012 and March 2013. The first ad, 'Dream Scene', focused on overall cost of smoking to Alaska. The ...

May Measurement Month 2018: a pragmatic global screening campaign to raise awareness of blood pressure by the International Society of Hypertension.

Raised blood pressure (BP) is the biggest contributor to mortality and disease burden worldwide and fewer than half of those with hypertension are aware of it. May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global campaign set up in 2017, to raise awareness of high BP and as a pragmatic solution to a lack of formal screening worldwide. The 2018 campaign was expanded, aiming to include more participants and countries.

Family member opioid prescriptions and opioid use disorder.

It is recognized that family members are a major source of diverted opioids. Yet it is not known how family member opioid prescriptions predict the development of an opioid use disorder (OUD).We conducted an observational study using commercial health care claims to investigate the association between a family member opioid prescription and an individual having an OUD-related claim in a large sample of patients with commercial insurance. We found that individuals had higher odds of having an OUD when a fami...

Syringe disposal among people who inject drugs before and after the implementation of a syringe services program.

Due to the increase in people who use opioids in the US, there has been a steady increase in injection drug use. Without access to safe syringe disposal locations, people who inject drugs (PWID) have few options other than improper disposal, including in public places. In 2016, Florida's first legal Syringe Services Program (SSP) was established in Miami. This study aims to compare syringe disposal practices among PWID before and after the implementation of an SSP.

Will Teens Go Red? Low Cardiovascular Disease Awareness Among Young Women.

Background The American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign has improved awareness of cardiovascular disease ( CVD ) among adult women aged 25 years and older. Little is known about awareness among younger women. Methods and Results We assessed awareness of CVD and prevention efforts among 331 young women aged 15 to 24 years using the American Heart Association National Women's Health Study survey. We compared responses from this cohort to the 2012 American Heart Association online survey of 1227 ...

Blood Pressure Screening Campaign in Jamaica: May Measurement Month 2017.

Hypertension is responsible for a significant disease burden in Jamaica. We are reporting the results of the 2017 blood pressure (BP) screening campaign May Measurement Month in Jamaica that aimed to increase the awareness of hypertension.

Household Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Selangor, Malaysia-Policy, Public Perception, and Current Practices.

Although pharmaceuticals treat illnesses and prevent diseases in humans and animals, ironically, they are now among the emerging pollutants in the environment. As individuals continue to consume medicines, households can become a primary source of pharmaceutical pollutants. This paper explains relevant Malaysian law and policy on the issue. Using a questionnaire survey, it also assesses public perception concerning the environmental impact of pharmaceutical waste and the current methods of disposal that are...

Mobile Teledermatology for Melanoma Detection. Assessment of Validity in the Framework of a Population-based Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign in Northern Italy.

Managing the uncertainty problems of municipal solid waste disposal.

In waste management systems, several parameters such as the rate of waste production, disposal facility, treatment cost, and their relations may be uncertain and can influence the associated optimization processes. These uncertainty problems in waste management were addressed by using various inexact programming methods. For example, fuzzy, stochastic programming, and interval programming techniques were generally used for solving the uncertainty-related waste management problems. The analysis revealed that...

Drivers of legal and illegal solid waste disposal in the Global South - The case of households in Yaoundé (Cameroon).

Managing municipal solid waste is a challenge for many policy makers, but even more so in the Global South. Regulatory instruments are often limited, available resources are scarce and illegal waste disposal is an easy opt-out. We analyze a unique dataset regarding waste disposal choices by households in Yaoundé, Cameroon, including information on illegal waste dumping. Overall, households in Yaoundé seem to act predominantly as rational, cost-minimizing agents. While social criteria also play a role, was...

Remote sensing and GIS applications for municipal waste management.

The production of municipal solid waste has increased noticeably during the recent past due to the mounting global population and fast urbanization. Furthermore, its poor management and inappropriate disposal are a global challenge since these have created environmental problems in urban ecosystems. Waste management problems are significantly stalled because of a lack of quality data. This is particularly the case in developing countries where observation infrastructure is weak. Regional waste management st...

Analysis of Disposed Unused Medications at a Village Community Pharmacy.

The aim of this study was to determine the type, quantity, and cost of medications being disposed of by clients in a specifically-set pharmaceutical disposal bin at a village community pharmacy. Medicines placed in a medication disposal bin by clients were examined during a nine-month period from April to December 2018. The data recorded included the active ingredient, trade name, dose, dosage form, disposed quantity, and the actual expiry date on the pack. The medications were classified according to ATC ...

Awareness of clinical relevance of malignant testicular cancer among university students : The value of ​prevention campaigns.

Early detection of localized testicular cancer is associated with a significantly better prognosis compared to advanced tumor stages. Testicular cancer prevention campaigns like "" launched by the German Society of Urology or the international campaign "Movember Foundation" want to inform and raise awareness about testicular cancer and other male cancers. This study aimed to evaluate to which extent public prevention campaigns may influence the behavior of young men and women in Germany.

Using Inside Knowledge Campaign Materials to Improve Gynecologic Cancer Knowledge in Underserved Women.

About 30,000 U.S. women die each year from gynecologic cancer, which disproportionately affects underserved and minority populations. This project aimed at increasing and assessing awareness of risk, symptoms, and recommended screenings and prevention activities in underserved women, through unique collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) (IK) campaign, which was designed to educate women about gynecologic cancer, and the CDC's national network of organizations to reduce...

A Communication Inequalities Approach to Disparities in Physical Activities: The Case of the VERB Campaign.

This study focuses on the VERB campaign and explores whether the campaign effects differed across socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity groups. Using a three-wave longitudinal survey dataset, this study found that the effects of exposure to the VERB campaign on behaviors were mediated by descriptive norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and intentions. More importantly, the VERB campaign increased intentions of being physically active by affecting PBC and descriptive norms across all social groups. W...

European Healthy Hydration Awareness Campaign for Dietitians.

Up to 50% of the adult population fail to meet the recommended total water intake despite the adverse health outcomes associated with chronic low fluid intake. Total fluid intake plays an important role in the energy and nutrient intake of individuals. Dietitians' role is to advise and guide the population toward a healthier diet. However, based on existing evidence, dietitians' current knowledge and practices regarding healthy hydration is an area for improvement. The European Healthy Hydration Awareness C...

Investigation of medicines consumption and disposal in Brazil: A study case in a developing country.

The incorrect disposal of medicines can be harmful to the environment. Here, we aim to understand the consumption and disposal of medicines in Brazil using online forms. 64% of the respondents have the habit to self-medicate. 66% of respondents dispose the disused or expired medicines in the garbage. 71.9% of respondents never receive any information about correct disposal of medicines. 95.2% of respondents believe that residues of medicines can be harmful to the environment. Environmental education can pro...

Monitoring, prevention and treatment of side effects of long-acting neuraxial opioids for post-cesarean analgesia.

Long-acting neuraxial opioids such as morphine and diamorphine, administered via spinal or epidural routes, are staple components of a multimodal approach for postoperative analgesia following cesarean delivery. The widespread use of neuraxial opioids is due largely to their significant analgesic efficacy and favorable safety profile. The most common side effects of neuraxial opioids are pruritus, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms appear to be dose-related. The most serious complication of neuraxial opioi...

Routine Prescription of Opioids for Post-vasectomy Pain Control Associated with Persistent Use.

The AUA Position Statement on Opioid Use recommends using opioids only when necessary. We sought to determine if routine prescribing of opioids is necessary for pain control after vasectomy and if an association exists with persistent use.

Opioids and the risk of infection: a critical appraisal of the pharmacologic and clinical evidence.

: There are concerns that opioids may be associated with an increased risk of infection. This safety issue is alarming given the widespread use of opioids in pain management. : In this review, we summarize the pharmacologic aspects of opioids related to the immune system and to the assumed pathophysiology of opioid-related infections. We also synthesize and critically appraise the available clinical evidence on the potential association between the use of opioids and the risk of infection. PubMed was search...

After NAS.

Mothers have used opioids for thousands of years but neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or rather, survivors of NAS, is a modern phenomenon. Unrecognized and/or untreated opioid withdrawal was almost always fatal but with greater awareness and standardization of treatment, NAS is now an uncommon direct cause of infant death. However, opioids are now increasingly accessible and potent and the outcomes of children after the neonatal period are of great concern, especially when coupled with multiple other soci...

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