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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933209/prevalence-and-incidence-of-gout-in-southern-sweden-from-the-socioeconomic-perspective
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Meliha C Kapetanovic, Mohaned Hameed, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Tuhina Neogi, Tore Saxne, Lennart Jacobsson, Martin Englund
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and cumulative incidence of gout in southern Sweden with respect to socioeconomic status. METHODS: Among residents of Skåne region in the year 2013 (total population 1.3 million), adult persons (age 18 years +) who between 1998 and 2013 received a diagnosis of gout (International Classification of Disease 10th Edition (ICD-10) code M10) by any physician were identified using the Skåne Healthcare Register. We calculated the point prevalence by end of 2013 and annual cumulative incidence in 2013 standardised to the whole Skåne population according to sex, individual information on occupation (white collar/blue collar), income (low/middle/high) and level of education (primary school/high school/university)...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933178/assessing-medication-packaging-and-labelling-appropriateness-in-sri-lanka
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N Athuraliya, E J Walkom, S Dharmaratne, J Robertson
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence of poor dispensing practices with inadequate packaging and labelling of medicines, and limited advice on their usage in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We examined the labelling and packaging of medicines identified during a survey of 1322 households in six regions of Sri Lanka between 2010 and 2013 conducted using the World Health Organization (WHO) methodology for household surveys. We compared medicines obtained from public and private sources and asked interviewees if they understood how to take the medicines...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933098/psychosomatic-problems-among-medical-students-a-myth-or-reality
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J M Chinawa, Ada R C Nwokocha, Pius C Manyike, Awoere Tamunosiki Chinawa, Elias C Aniwada, Appolos Chidi Ndukuba
BACKGROUND: Medical students are exposed to stress and this can predispose them to psychological and behavioral consequences. METHODS: Psychosomatic disorders were investigated among 385 medical students from two teaching hospitals using a stratified random sampling. The Enugu somatization Scale (ESS) was used to evaluate for presence of somatization in the participants. Statistical analysis was done with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPPS) version 19 (Chicago IL)...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932771/-analysis-of-the-status-and-influential-factors-for-prenatal-care-and-postpartum-visit-among-pregnant-women-based-on-the-first-health-service-survey-in-hunan-province
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Wei Zhang, Xunjie Cheng, Lin Zhang, Peishan Ning, Li Li, Xin Deng, Jing Deng, Guoqing Hu
To evaluate the status and influential factors for prenatal care and postpartum visit among pregnant women in Hunan Province from 2008 to 2013 based on the data from the First Health Service Survey in Hunan Province.
 Methods: Based on the data of prenatal care and postpartum visit among pregnant women from the First Health Service Survey of Hunan Province in 2013, proportion of pregnant women, who didn't meet the criteria for prenatal care and postpartum visit, were calculated (≥5 times for prenatal care and ≥2 times for postpartum visit, according to the National Basic Public Health Service program, 2009 Edition)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932526/human-plasma-n-glycosylation-as-analyzed-by-maldi-fticr-ms-associates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
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Karli R Reiding, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Said El Bouhaddani, Erik B van den Akker, Rosina Plomp, Liam A McDonnell, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
Glycosylation is an abundant co- and post-translational protein modification of importance to protein processing and activity. While not template-defined, glycosylation does reflect the biological state of an organism and is a high-potential biomarker for disease and patient stratification. However, to interpret a complex but informative sample like the total plasma N-glycome (TPNG), it is important to establish its baseline association with plasma protein levels and systemic processes. Thus far, large scale studies (n > 200) of the TPNG have been performed with methods of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, which, while being informative, are limited in resolving the structural complexity of plasma N-glycans...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932366/sauna-bathing-is-inversely-associated-with-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-middle-aged-finnish-men
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Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor Kunutsor, Jussi Kauhanen, Jari Antero Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: there are no previous studies linking repeated heat exposure of sauna and the risk of memory diseases. We aimed to investigate whether frequency of sauna bathing is associated with risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. SETTING: prospective population-based study. METHODS: the frequency of sauna bathing was assessed at baseline in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 2,315 apparently healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline, with baseline examinations conducted between 1984 and 1989...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932291/influenza-not-mers-cov-among-returning-hajj-and-umrah-pilgrims-with-respiratory-illness-kashmir-north-india-2014-15
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Parvaiz A Koul, Hyder Mir, Siddhartha Saha, Mandeep S Chadha, Varsha Potdar, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Renu B Lal, Anand Krishnan
BACKGROUND: The increasing reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from many countries emphasize its importance for international travel. Muslim pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah involve mass gatherings of international travellers. We set out to assess the presence of influenza and MERS-CoV in Hajj/Umrah returnees with acute respiratory infection. . METHODS: Disembarking passengers (n = 8753) from Saudi Arabia (October 2014 to April 2015) were interviewed for the presence of respiratory symptoms; 977 (11%) reported symptoms and 300 (age 26-90, median 60 years; 140 male) consented to participate in the study...
December 5, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932018/the-determinants-of-essential-newborn-care-for-home-births-in-bangladesh
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T Akter, A Dawson, D Sibbritt
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of sociodemographic, antenatal and delivery care factors with the essential newborn care (ENC) practices of neonates born at home in Bangladesh. STUDY DESIGN: This study analyzed data of a cross-sectional survey-the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2011. METHODS: This analysis considered 3190 most recent live-born infants who were delivered at home within three years of the survey. Logistic regression models were used to identify the factors affecting the implementation of six ENC practices, namely using disinfected instruments to cut the umbilical cord, avoidance of application of any substances to the umbilical cord stump, immediate drying and wrapping of newborns, delayed bathing of newborns, and immediate initiation of breastfeeding...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931996/changes-in-the-prevalence-of-cigarette-smoking-and-quitting-smoking-determinants-in-adult-inhabitants-of-rural-areas-in-poland-between-2003-and-2012
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B Sozańska, N Pearce, M Błaszczyk, A Boznański, P Cullinan
OBJECTIVES: We investigate trends in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults at all ages in two time points 9 years apart in two neighbouring rural populations and examine social and respiratory health determinants of quitting smoking. STUDY DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional study. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the same rural area of lower Silesia in Poland in 2003 and 2012. A total of 1328 (91% of adult eligible individuals) in 2003 and 1449 (92% of eligible) in 2012 adult inhabitants were surveyed, 908 people (560 villagers and 348 town inhabitants) participated in both surveys...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931255/wealth-and-cardiovascular-health-a-cross-sectional-study-of-wealth-related-inequalities-in-the-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-high-middle-and-low-income-countries
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Benjamin Palafox, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Khalid F AlHabib, Alvaro Jr Avezum, Ahmad Bahonar, Noorhassim Ismail, Jephat Chifamba, Clara K Chow, Daniel J Corsi, Gilles R Dagenais, Rafael Diaz, Rajeev Gupta, Romaina Iqbal, Manmeet Kaur, Rasha Khatib, Annamarie Kruger, Iolanthe Marike Kruger, Fernando Lanas, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fu Minfan, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem K Mony, Aytekin Oguz, Lia M Palileo-Villanueva, Pablo Perel, Paul Poirier, Sumathy Rangarajan, Lei Rensheng, Annika Rosengren, Biju Soman, David Stuckler, S V Subramanian, Koon Teo, Lungiswa P Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Peng Yaguang, Karen Yeates, Mo Yongzhen, Khalid Yusoff, Rita Yusuf, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Katarzyna Zatońska, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household's ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in 21 countries using baseline data from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study...
December 8, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931125/morphology-and-age-related-changes-in-calcospherites-of-human-teeth-an-ultrastructural-study
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Jasbir Arora, Indu Talwar, Daisy Sahni, Vidya Rattan
BACKGROUND: Dentine has been examined extensively for age-related physiological changes but there exists limited data on age related changes at ultrastructural level of dentine Aim: The present study aimed to examine age related ultrastructural changes in calcospherites of human dentine under the scanning electron microscope. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 30 single rooted teeth of North Western adult Indians (18-75 yrs) were collected from the Department of Oral Health Sciences, PGIMER, Chandigarh...
December 8, 2016: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930899/the-cingulate-cortex-of-older-adults-with-excellent-memory-capacity
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Feng Lin, Ping Ren, Mark Mapstone, Steven P Meyers, Anton Porsteinsson, Timothy M Baran
Memory deterioration is the earliest and most devastating cognitive deficit in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Some older adults, known as "Supernormals", maintain excellent memory. This study examined relationships between cerebral amyloid deposition and functional connectivity (FC) within the cingulate cortex (CC) and between CC and other regions involved in memory maintenance between Supernormals, healthy controls (HC), and those at risk for AD (amnestic mild cognitive impairment [MCI]). Supernormals had significantly stronger FC between anterior CC and R-hippocampus, middle CC (MCC) and L-superior temporal gyrus, and posterior CC (PCC) and R-precuneus, while weaker FC between MCC and R-middle frontal gyrus and MCC and R-thalamus than other groups...
November 19, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930696/risk-factors-for-incidence-of-cardiovascular-diseases-and-all-cause-mortality-in-a-middle-eastern-population-over-a-decade-follow-up-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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Mahsa Sardarinia, Samaneh Akbarpour, Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Farideh Bagherzadeh-Khiabani, Mohammadreza Bozorgmanesh, Farhad Sheikholeslami, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh
BACKGROUND: To examine the association between potentially modifiable risk factors with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality and to quantify their population attributable fractions (PAFs) among a sample of Tehran residents. METHODS: Overall, 8108 participants (3686 men) aged≥30 years, were investigated. To examine the association between risk factors and outcomes, multivariate sex-adjusted Cox proportional hazard regression analysis were conducted, using age as time-scale in two models including general/central adiposity: 1)adjusted for different independent variables including smoking, education, family history of CVD and sex for both outcomes and additionally adjusted for prevalent CVD for all-cause mortality 2)further adjusted for obesity mediators (hypertension, diabetes, lipid profile and chronic kidney disease)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930539/anomalous-right-coronary-artery-in-a-middle-aged-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Liesbeth Rosseel, Hans Bonnier, Jeroen Sonck
BACKGROUND: An anomalous right coronary artery originating from the left sinus of Valsalva is a rare, but often incidental, finding in middle-aged to elderly people. Prevalence is difficult to define, as well as determining potential harmful hemodynamic consequences. Moreover, the optimal treatment remains debatable. CASE SUMMARY: The authors present a case of a middle-aged patient diagnosed with an anomalous right coronary artery causing ischemia, who was treated surgically...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930508/relationship-between-socioeconomic-status-and-mortality-after-femur-fracture-in-a-korean-population-aged-65-years-and-older-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jaeyong Shin, Young Choi, Sang Gyu Lee, Woorim Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Tae Hyun Kim
Femur fracture is an emerging public health concern in aging societies, owing to the substantially high morbidity and mortality. Because the recent increase in femur fracture incidence in Asian populations is comparable to that in the West, it is necessary to investigate the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality after femur fracture in developed Asian societies.Data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Claims Database. During 2002 to 2013, femur fractures were newly diagnosed in 5441 patients among 1025,340 enrollees...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930466/measurement-of-lacrimal-sac-fossa-using-orbital-computed-tomography
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Dongwan Kang, Jinhwan Park, Jaehoon Na, Hwa Lee, Sehyun Baek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical usefulness of measuring the lacrimal sac fossa length using orbital computed tomography in normal Koreans. METHODS: The authors retrospectively evaluated 140 patients (70 males and 70 females) who underwent orbital computed tomography at Guro Hospital and who had no history of orbital disease or orbital trauma. Computed tomography scans of the right orbit, including the proportion of the lacrimal bone and maxillary bone that comprise the lacrimal sac fossa, were evaluated at 3 different axial planes (lower, middle, and upper levels)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930465/parotid-branches-of-the-auriculotemporal-nerve-an-anatomical-study-with-implications-for-frey-syndrome
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Joe Iwanaga, Christian Fisahn, Koichi Watanabe, Samuel L Bobek, Kinuko Ogata, Ryuichiro Tanoue, Jingo Kusukawa, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The auriculotemporal nerve is one of the many branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Of these, its superficial temporal branch has been most described. Although the parotid branches, secretomotor fibers to the parotid gland, are well known as the cause of Frey syndrome, there have been almost no descriptions of their anatomy. In this study, the authors dissected the parotid branches of the auriculotemporal nerve to elucidate their anatomy. A total of 10 sides from 7 adult and embalmed cadaver heads were used in this study...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930391/the-role-of-c2-c7-angle-in-the-development-of-dysphagia-after-anterior-and-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Wei Tian, Jie Yu
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between cervical alignment and the development of dysphagia after anterior and posterior cervical (PC) spine surgery [anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical disk replacement (CDR), and PC]. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dysphagia is a known complication of cervical surgery and may be prolonged or occasionally serious. A previous study showed dysphagia after occipitocervical fusion was caused by oropharyneal stenosis resulting from O-C2 (upper cervical lordosis) fixation in a flexed position...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928734/the-effects-of-college-on-weight-examining-the-freshman-15-myth-and-other-effects-of-college-over-the-life-cycle
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Charles L Baum
This study examines the effects of college on weight over much of the life cycle. I compare weights for college students with their weights before and after college and with the weights of noncollege peers using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). I also examine the longer-term effects of college measured almost three decades later. I find that college freshmen gain substantially less than the 15 pounds rumored to be typical for freshmen. Using difference models, individual-specific fixed-effects models, and instrumental variables models to control for various sources of potential bias, I find that freshman year college attendance is estimated to cause only about a one-pound increase...
December 7, 2016: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928134/developing-a-scale-to-measure-attachment-to-the-local-community-in-late-middle-aged-individuals
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Taichi Sakai, Junko Omori, Kazuko Takahashi, Yasuko Mitsumori, Maasa Kobayashi, Wakanako Ono, Toshie Miyazaki, Hitomi Anzai, Mika Saito
Objectives This study was conducted to develop a scale for measuring "attachment to the local community" for its use in health services. The scale is also intended to nurture new social relationships in late middle-aged individuals.Methods Thirty items were initially planned to be included in the scale to measure "attachment to the local community", according to a previous study that identified the concept. The study subjects were late middle-aged residents of City B in Prefecture A, located in Tokyo suburbs...
2016: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
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