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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757929/driving-behavior-among-different-groups-of-iranian-drivers-based-on-driver-coping-styles
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Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Siyamak Pourabdiyan, Akbar Hassanzadeh, Aliakbar Lotfi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess driving behavior of Iranian drivers based on their coping styles (problem-oriented, emotion-oriented, and avoiding). METHODS: This study was conducted on 610 drivers divided into four different groups. The drivers' behaviors and coping styles were evaluated using driver behavior questionnaire (DBQ) and coping inventory for stressful situations. RESULTS: The results showed a significant difference among the three coping styles regarding the mean scores of DBQ dimensions (P < 0...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757928/assessing-the-need-for-routine-screening-for-mycoplasma-genitalium-in-the-low-risk-female-population-a-prevalence-and-co-infection-study-on-women-from-croatia
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Sunčanica Ljubin-Sternak, Tomislav Meštrović, Branko Kolarić, Neda Jarža-Davila, Tatjana Marijan, Jasmina Vraneš
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing debate regarding possible cost and benefits, but also harm of universal screening for the emerging sexually transmitted pathogen Mycoplasma genitalium. METHODS: From the initial pool of 8665 samples that were tested, a subset of Chlamydia trachomatis-positive and randomly selected C. trachomatis-negative cervical swabs were further interrogated for M. genitalium by real-time polymerase chain reaction, using a 224 bp long fragment of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757927/a-randomized-clinical-trial-on-treatment-of-chronic-constipation-by-traditional-persian-medicine-recommendations-compared-to-allopathic-medicine-a-pilot-study
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Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Seyed Morteza Emami Alorizi, Majid Nimrouzi, Mohammad M Zarshenas, Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of lactulose plus traditional Persian medicine with only lactulose on the functional chronic constipation. METHODS: Participants included 20 patients (10 in each group) aged 18-80 years, with major inclusion criteria of ROME III. They were assigned into two parallel therapeutic groups, including the intervention group (lactulose plus traditional Persian medicine [TPM] advices) and control group (only lactulose) through a block randomization...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757926/awareness-of-the-necessity-of-regular-eye-examinations-among-diabetics-the-yazd-eye-study
#4
Marzieh Katibeh, Hamid Ahmadieh, Ramin Beiranvand, Reza Soleimanizad, Mohammad Ali Javadi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy and its consequence, diabetic macular edema, are leading causes of vision loss in diabetics and can develop even in the first years after onset of diabetes. Being asymptomatic in primary phase and having compensatory effect of bilateral vision delay the necessity of eye care utilization. We conducted this study to determine diabetic individuals' level of awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations. METHODS: As part of the cross-sectional, population-based, Yazd Eye Study on people aged 40-80 years, diabetic participants were identified for enrollment in this research...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757925/passive-leg-raising-simple-and-reliable-technique-to-prevent-fluid-overload-in-critically-ill-patients
#5
Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Dynamic measures, the response to stroke volume (SV) to fluid loading, have been used successfully to guide fluid management decisions in critically ill patients. However, application of dynamic measures is often inaccurate to predict fluid responsiveness in patients with arrhythmias, ventricular dysfunction or spontaneously breathing critically ill patients. Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple bedside maneuver that may provide an accurate alternative to guide fluid resuscitation in hypovolemic critically ill patients...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706616/is-there-any-association-between-glutathione-s-transferases-m1-and-glutathione-s-transferases-t1-gene-polymorphisms-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
#6
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Xiuxiu Yin, Jie Chen
Epidemiological evidence on the association between genetic polymorphisms in glutathione S-transferases M1 (GSTM1) and T1 (GSTT1) genes and risk of endometrial cancer (EC) has been inconsistent. In this meta-analysis, we seek to investigate the relationship between GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms and the risk of EC. We searched Medline, PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature database to identify eligible studies. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association were determined using a fixed- or random-effect model...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706615/novel-effects-of-traditional-wooden-toothbrush-on-bowel-motility-symptoms-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-findings-from-a-pilot-quasi-experimental-study
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Ebrahim Esfandiari, Awat Feizi, Zahra Heidari, Seyed Reza Tabibian, Pooria Shaabani, Bijan Iraj, Payman Adibi, Amrollah Ebrahimi Varzaneh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of traditional wooden toothbrush usage on most severe constipation, which usually occurs in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. METHODS: In a quasi-experimental study, 61 SCI patients were selected who had injuries in different spinal levels (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), and severe constipation from one defection in a few days to 3 weeks. They were recommended to use traditional wooden toothbrush for 5 min twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, over a 6 weeks period...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706614/world-water-day-2016-better-water-better-jobs-for-the-unorganized-sector
#8
Madhavi Bhargava, R Pracheth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656100/efficacy-of-human-papillomavirus-l1-protein-vaccines-cervarix-and-gardasil-in-reducing-the-risk-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mohammad Reza Haghshenas, Tahoora Mousavi, Motahareh Kheradmand, Mahdi Afshari, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can induce cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Vaccination against HPV can play an important role in CIN prevention. This study aims to estimate the efficacy of L1 protein vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) in CIN 1, 2, 3 risk reduction using meta-analysis. Relevant articles were identified by two independent researchers searching international databanks. After application of inclusion/exclusion criteria and quality assessment, eligible articles were entered into the final meta-analysis...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656099/effects-of-synbiotic-food-consumption-on-serum-minerals-liver-enzymes-and-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-double-blind-randomized-cross-over-controlled-clinical-trial
#10
Zatollah Asemi, Mohammad Hossein Aarabi, Mohammad Hajijafari, Sabihe-Alsadat Alizadeh, Reza Razzaghi, Majid Mazoochi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh
BACKGROUND: This research was to examine the effects of synbiotic intake on minerals, liver enzymes, and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: This randomized, cross-over clinical trial was performed among 62 diabetic patients. Persons were randomly assigned to intake either a synbiotic (n = 62) or a control food (n = 62) for 6 weeks. A 3-week washout period was applied following which persons were crossed over to the alternate intervention arm for an additional 6 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656098/childbirth-rights-for-pregnant-women-success-for-poland-and-inspiration-for-other-nations
#11
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava, Jegadeesh Ramasamy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656097/a-comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-nasal-intermittent-positive-pressure-ventilation-and-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-the-regional-brain-tissue-oximetry-in-premature-newborns-weighing-1500-g
#12
Alireza Sadeghnia, Marzieh Zamani Foroshani, Zohreh Badiei
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides the capability of monitoring oxygenation levels in cerebral microscopic vessels, enabling the operator to observe the spontaneous changes in the levels of hemoglobin concentration in tissue and interpret the resulting fluctuations. The current study tried to investigate whether brain's autoregulatory mechanisms in premature newborns have the potential to prevent the adverse effects caused by asynchronous changes of pressure in the rib cage...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656096/a-contemporary-review-of-the-relationship-between-red-meat-consumption-and-cardiovascular-risk
#13
REVIEW
Sofia Bronzato, Alessandro Durante
Cardiovascular diseases burden is increasing due to aging populations and represents one of the major health issues worldwide. Dietary habits have been extensively studied in the cardiovascular field despite the difficulty in the quantification of the assumption of each single food and the observation that several foods affect cardiovascular risk with opposite effects. Moreover, some older findings have been reverted by more recent studies. Red meat has been widely studied in this context, and it has been suggested to increase cardiovascular risk primarily by causing dyslipidemia...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656095/controlling-lipids-aids-in-the-prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#14
Shivananda B Nayak, Stephanie B Mohammed, Akash S Nayak
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lipid profiles are a characteristic feature of persons with chronic conditions in which the diabetic populations are recognized as the dominant group, regardless of gender and ethnicity worldwide. This study was conducted to identify and evaluate the abnormalities of serum lipid profiles in both nondiabetic and diabetic persons. METHODS: This study was a case-control investigation conducted between 2013 and 2015. The study enrolled 266 patients from the North Central and South West Regional Health Authorities of Trinidad...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584620/erratum-effect-of-health-care-as-the-home-visiting-on-postpartum-depression-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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[This corrects the article on p. 20 in vol. 8, PMID: 28479962.].
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584619/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-methotrexate-versus-hydroxychloroquine-in-preventing-lichen-planopilaris-progress-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Farahnaz Fatemi Naeini, Mina Saber, Ali Asilian, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris is an inflammatory cicatricial alopecia, and its management is a challenge for dermatologists. We aimed to compare the efficacy of methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine on refractory lichen planopilaris. METHODS: In a randomized clinical trial, 29 patients were randomly allocated to receive either 15 mg methotrexate/week or 200 mg hydroxychloroquine twice a day for 6 months. Side effects, symptoms/signs, and laboratory tests were assessed periodically...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584618/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hypertension-among-iranian-adults-birjand-iran
#17
Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseini, Hamidreza Mashreghimoghadam, Nahid Azdaki, Masood Ziaee
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a major cause of noncommunicable diseases. In this study, we report the prevalence rate of HTN in Birjand population. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 1286 individuals in Birjand in 2014. Individuals with systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg were considered as hypertensive. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA. P < 0...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584617/tumor-cells-growth-and-survival-time-with-the-ketogenic-diet-in-animal-models-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Soheila Khodadadi, Nafiseh Sobhani, Somaye Mirshekar, Reza Ghiasvand, Makan Pourmasoumi, Maryam Miraghajani, Somayeh Shahraki Dehsoukhteh
Recently, interest in targeted cancer therapies via metabolic pathways has been renewed with the discovery that many tumors become dependent on glucose uptake during anaerobic glycolysis. Also the inability of ketone bodies metabolization due to various deficiencies in mitochondrial enzymes is the major metabolic changes discovered in malignant cells. Therefore, administration of a ketogenic diet (KD) which is based on high in fat and low in carbohydrates might inhibit tumor growth and provide a rationale for therapeutic strategies...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584616/discouraging-the-practice-of-tobacco-initiation-among-children-and-adolescents-through-promoting-of-smoke-free-films
#19
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava, Jegadeesh Ramasamy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584615/does-alpha-lipoic-acid-supplement-regulate-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Vida Mohammadi, Sirous Dehghani, Gholamreza Askari
Although several animal and human studies have investigated the effect of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) on blood pressure (BP), these findings are inconsistent. This systematic review of randomized clinical trials was conducted to summarize the evidence on the effect of ALA on BP. PubMed, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar databases were searched based on MESH term ("Thioctic acid" in combination with "Hypertension" and "Blood pressure") to identify related papers published up to December 2015. We summarized the results of the relevant studies in this review...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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