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Source: Eur Respir J;41(5): 999-1001, 2013 May.
Peer deviance, social support, and symptoms of internalizing disorders among youth exposed to hurricane georges.
Source: Psychiatry;76(2): 169-81, 2013.
Abstract: This study examined the influence of peers in meeting DSM-IV symptom criteria for an internalizing disorder in adolescents exposed to Hurricane Georges. Participants included a representative community sample of 905 youth (n = 476 boys) ages 11-17, residing in Puerto Rico. Data were gathered on hurricane exposure, symptoms of internalizing disorders, peer social support, peer violence, and peer substance use through in-person structured interviews with adolescents and caretakers from 1999 t (more)
Source: Clin Pediatr (Phila);52(5): 465-7, 2013 May.
Source: Environ Health Perspect;121(5): a152-9, 2013 May 1.
Committee opinion no. 555: hospital disaster preparedness for obstetricians and facilities providing maternity care.
Source: Obstet Gynecol;121(3): 696-9, 2013 Mar.
Abstract: : Numerous occurrences in the past decade have brought the issue of disaster preparedness, and specifically hospital preparedness, to the national forefront. Much of the work in this area has focused on large hospital system preparedness for various disaster scenarios. Many unique features of the obstetric population warrant additional consideration in order to optimize the care received by expectant mothers and their fetuses or newborns in the face of future natural or biologic disasters.
Source: Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry;22(5): 295-9, 2013 May.
Abstract: This study evaluated the prevalence and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adolescents who experienced non-destructive, moderate magnitude earthquake. Four hundred and fifty students (214 girls and 236 boys between the ages of 12-14) were selected from secondary schools located within Konya province in Turkey, 6 months after the earthquake. They were chosen to participate in this cross-sectional study by simple random sampling. The students were evaluated by the child p (more)
Clinical characteristics of hypertension among victims in temporary shield district after Wenchuan earthquake in China.
Source: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci;17(7): 912-6, 2013 Apr.
Abstract: AIM: The frequency of hypertension events increases after a strong stress, but the mechanism has not been fully investigated. This study aimed to investigate its prevalence and risk factors after the Wenchuan earthquake (8.0 on the Richter scale), so as to provide a scientific basis for the prevention of hypertension in natural disasters or unforeseen accidents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Victims staying in temporary shelter for more than 1 year between March to May 2009 were randomly selected b (more)
Source: Emerg Infect Dis;19(5): 799-801, 2013 May.
Abstract: Tuberculosis was diagnosed in a person who had stayed in a shelter after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. A contact investigation showed that the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among other evacuees at the shelter was 20%. Our report underscores the importance of tuberculosis prevention and control after natural disasters.
An evaluation of portable sleeping spaces for babies following the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011.
Source: J Paediatr Child Health;49(5): 364-8, 2013 May.
Abstract: AIM: To describe how recipients of portable sleeping spaces (PSSs) for babies received and used these devices, offered as emergency baby beds in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011. METHOD: The PSS package responded to increased risk to babies from disrupted living and sleeping conditions in families. 'Door-to-door' distribution offered easy access to those in need. A subgroup of recipients gave feedback via a survey. RESULTS: From 642 families who received PSSs between March (more)
Source: PLoS One;8(5): e62779, 2013.
Abstract: Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, a large tsunami developed and struck the Pacific coast of eastern Japan. To assess the immediate impacts of the tsunami on coastal communities, changes in taxon composition and richness of macrobenthic animals before and after the tsunami were examined at nine intertidal flats in Sendai Bay and the Sanriku Ria coast. The results showed that 30-80% of taxa indigenously inhabiting intertidal flats disappeared after the tsunami. Among animal t (more)
Source: Sci Rep;3: 1784, 2013 May 7.
Abstract: Slow earthquakes that occur at subduction zones are distinct from regular earthquakes in terms of their slip behavior. We consider this difference to relate to localized hydration reactions at the plate interface that influence the frictional properties. The results of laboratory friction experiments indicate that simulated serpentine faults are characterized by a low healing rate and large slip-weakening distance compared with unaltered dry fault patches. These results are consistent with (more)
Source: Nurs Stand;27(26): 1, 2013 Feb 27-Mar 5.