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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339475/correction-the-world-health-organization-fetal-growth-charts-a-multinational-longitudinal-study-of-ultrasound-biometric-measurements-and-estimated-fetal-weight
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Torvid Kiserud, Gilda Piaggio, Guillermo Carroli, Mariana Widmer, José Carvalho, Lisa Neerup Jensen, Daniel Giordano, José Guilherme Cecatti, Hany Abdel Aleem, Sameera A Talegawkar, Alexandra Benachi, Anke Diemert, Antoinette Tshefu Kitoto, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Pisake Lumbiganon, Ann Tabor, Alka Kriplani, Rogelio Gonzalez, Kurt Hecher, Mark A Hanson, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Lawrence D Platt
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002220.].
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337487/gender-discrimination-gender-disparities-in-obesity-and-human-development
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Fabrizio Ferretti, Michele Mariani
Measuring gender inequality and women's empowerment is essential to understand the determinants of gender gaps, evaluate policies and monitor countries' progress. With this aim, over the past two decades, research has mainly been directed towards the development of composite indices. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new and interdisciplinary perspective to the current debate on measuring gender inequality in human development. As a starting point, we develop a simple macroeconomic model of the interdependence between human development and gender inequality...
March 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335616/predictors-of-cd4-health-and-viral-suppression-outcomes-for-formerly-homeless-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-scattered-site-supportive-housing
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Elizabeth A Bowen, James Canfield, Suzanne Moore, Midge Hines, Brent Hartke, Chrissy Rademacher
Stable housing is key to improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Though many formerly homeless HIV positive individuals reside in supportive housing, little research has examined biometric HIV health outcomes for residents of these programs. Through a community-based research partnership, this study analyzed secondary data from a Shelter Plus Care supportive housing program in Cincinnati, Ohio to examine the likelihood of participants achieving a healthy CD4 count (>500 cells/mm(3)) and viral suppression (viral load <200 copies/mL) while in supportive housing and to identify participant characteristics associated with these outcomes...
March 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333916/genetic-susceptibility-to-bilateral-tinnitus-in-a-swedish-twin-cohort
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Iris Lianne Maas, Petra Brüggemann, Teresa Requena, Jan Bulla, Niklas K Edvall, Jacob V B Hjelmborg, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Barbara Canlon, Birgit Mazurek, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Christopher R Cederroth
PURPOSE: Genetic contributions to tinnitus have been difficult to determine due to the heterogeneity of the condition and its broad etiology. Here, we evaluated the genetic and nongenetic influences on self-reported tinnitus from the Swedish Twin Registry (STR). METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the STR was obtained. Casewise concordance rates (the risk of one twin being affected given that his/her twin partner has tinnitus) were compared for monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs (N = 10,464 concordant and discordant twin pairs) and heritability coefficients (the proportion of the total variance attributable to genetic factors) were calculated using biometrical model fitting procedures...
March 23, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332212/accuracy-of-sonographic-fetal-weight-estimation-prior-to-delivery-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Yao Shen, WeiXiu Zhao, JianHua Lin, FangSun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sonographic-estimated fetal weights (EFW) calculated with the Hadlock formula and with the Woo formula in a group of Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: We prospectively recruited term pregnancies for sonographic biometric examination. EFWs were calculated according to two formulas and compared with the corresponding birth weight (BW). We also assessed the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of EFW for the diagnosis of small-for-gestational age (SGA) and large-for-gestational age (LGA) neonates...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324913/tests-for-informative-cluster-size-using-a-novel-balanced-bootstrap-scheme
#6
Jaakko Nevalainen, Hannu Oja, Somnath Datta
Clustered data are often encountered in biomedical studies, and to date, a number of approaches have been proposed to analyze such data. However, the phenomenon of informative cluster size (ICS) is a challenging problem, and its presence has an impact on the choice of a correct analysis methodology. For example, Dutta and Datta (2015, Biometrics) presented a number of marginal distributions that could be tested. Depending on the nature and degree of informativeness of the cluster size, these marginal distributions may differ, as do the choices of the appropriate test...
March 21, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317681/comparison-of-biometry-and-intraocular-lens-power-calculation-performed-by-a-new-optical-biometry-device-and-a-reference-biometer
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Bruna V Ventura, Marcelo C Ventura, Li Wang, Douglas D Koch, Mitchell P Weikert
PURPOSE: To compare biometry measurements and intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations obtained by a new optical A-scan interferometer biometer (Galilei G6) (new biometer) and a partial coherence interferometer biometer (IOLMaster 500) (reference biometer). SETTING: Private practice, Recife, Brazil. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. METHODS: Cataract patients who had biometric measurements with the new biometer and the reference biometer were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314707/biometrics-and-policing-a-protocol-for-multichannel-sensor-data-collection-and-exploratory-analysis-of-contextualized-psychophysiological-response-during-law-enforcement-operations
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Robert D Furberg, Travis Taniguchi, Brian Aagaard, Alexa M Ortiz, Meghan Hegarty-Craver, Kristin H Gilchrist, Ty A Ridenour
BACKGROUND: Stress experienced by law enforcement officers is often extreme and is in many ways unique among professions. Although past research on officer stress is informative, it is limited, and most studies measure stress using self-report questionnaires or observational studies that have limited generalizability. We know of no research studies that have attempted to track direct physiological stress responses in high fidelity, especially within an operational police setting. The outcome of this project will have an impact on both practitioners and policing researchers...
March 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304179/discrepancy-in-fetal-head-biometry-between-ultrasound-and-mri-in-suspected-microcephalic-fetuses
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Gal Yaniv, Eldad Katorza, Vered Tsehmaister Abitbol, Arik Eisenkraft, Ronen Bercovitz, Salim Bader, Chen Hoffmann
Background Microcephaly is one of the most common fetal structural abnormalities, and prenatal microcephaly is considered a group I malformation of cortical development diagnosed according to ultrasound (US) skull measurements. Purpose To evaluate the agreement between fetal head US and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biometric measurements of suspected microcephalic fetuses. Material and Methods This institutional review board-approved retrospective study with waived informed consent included 180 pregnant women and was conducted at our medical center from March 2011 to April 2013...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300781/erratum-sandeep-p-et-al-an-efficient-biometric-based-algorithm-using-heart-rate-variability-for-securing-body-sensor-networks-sensors-2015-15-15067-15089
#10
Sandeep Pirbhulal, Heye Zhang, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Chunyue Li, Yumei Wang, Guanglin Li, Wanqing Wu, Yuan-Ting Zhang
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March 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299806/an-audit-of-second-trimester-fetal-anomaly-scans-based-on-a-novel-image-scoring-method-in-the-southwest-region-of-the-netherlands
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Nicolette T C Ursem, Ingrid A Peters, Mieke N Kraan-van der Est, Jacqueline C I Y Reijerink-Verheij, Maarten F C M Knapen, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek
OBJECTIVES: Since 2007 the second-trimester fetal anomaly scan is offered to all pregnant women as part of the national prenatal screening program in the Netherlands. Dutch population-based screening programs generally have a well-described system to achieve quality assurance. Because of the absence of a uniform system to monitor the actual performance of the fetal anomaly scan in 2012, we developed a standardized image-scoring method. The aim of this study was to evaluate the scanning performance of all sonographers in the southwestern region of the Netherlands using this image-scoring method...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296722/design-methodology-and-baseline-data-of-the-personalized-addition-lenses-clinical-trial-pact
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xinping Yu, Binjun Zhang, Jinhua Bao, Junxiao Zhang, Ge Wu, Jinling Xu, Jingwei Zheng, Björn Drobe, Hao Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the design, methods, and baseline characteristics of children enrolled in the Personalized Addition lenses Clinical Trial (PACT). PACT aims to test the myopia control efficacy of progressive addition lenses (PALs) with personalized addition values compared with standard (+2.00 D) addition PALs and single vision lenses (SVLs). METHODS: PACT is a randomized, controlled, double-masked clinical trial. Two hundred eleven myopic Chinese children (7-12 years) were enrolled and randomized into 1 of the 3 following groups: personalized addition PALs; +2...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295809/a-new-method-to-predict-the-need-for-a-rashkind-procedure-in-fetuses-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Maciej Słodki, Roland Axt-Fliedner, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Aline Wolter, Andreea Kawecki, Christian Enzensberge, Ewa Gulczyńska, Maria Respondek-Liberska
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal congenital heart disease classification system specify critical d-TGA with restriction of the foramen ovale (which requires Rashkind procedure) and planned d-TGA. However, current prenatal diagnostic criteria for post-delivery foramen ovale (FO) restriction in d-TGA are inadequate, resulting in a high false negative rate. We aim to find an echocardiographic features to predict the need for Rashkind procedure. METHODS: 98 patients from 2 European centers diagnosed prenatally with fetal d-TGA from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed and two groups were compared: 1) those in which the Rashkind procedure was performed within the first 24 hours of life; and 2) those who did not undergo a Rashkind procedure before cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287775/musculoskeletal-complaints-anxiety-depression-symptoms-and-neuroticism-a-study-of-middle-aged-twins
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Olav Vassend, Espen Røysamb, Christopher Sivert Nielsen, Nikolai Olavi Czajkowski
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal (MS) complaints are reported commonly, but the extent to which such complaints reflect the severity of site-specific pathology or a more generalized susceptibility to feel pain/discomfort is uncertain. Both site-specific and more widespread MS conditions have been shown to be linked to anxiety and depression, but the nature of this relationship is poorly understood. In the present study the role of neuroticism as a shared risk factor that may possibly explain the co-occurrence between anxiety-depression and MS complaints was investigated...
March 13, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282422/late-pleistocene-holocene-paleobiogeography-of-the-genus-apodemus-in-central-europe
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Markéta Knitlová, Ivan Horáček
Wood mice of the genus Apodemus are an essential component of small mammal communities throughout Europe. Molecular data suggest the postglacial colonization of current ranges from south European glacial refugia, different in particular species. Yet, details on the course of colonization and Holocene history of particular species are not available, partly because of a lack of reliable criteria for species identification in the fossil record. Using a sample of extant species, we analyzed variation patterns and between-species overlaps for a large set of metric and non-metric dental variables and established the criteria enabling the reliable species identification of fragmentary fossil material...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281113/predictability-of-first-year-weight-loss-in-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Allison G McNickle, Steven R Bonomo
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is a significant investment for the patient and weight loss team. In some cases, this includes a requirement for pre-operative weight loss despite the lack of evidence for a correlation with successful outcomes. We sought to determine whether weight loss on a short, immediate pre-operative diet, as well as across the medical weight loss program, would correlate with 1-year outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). METHODS: All patients having a LSG between March 2013 and March 2016 were reviewed...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279084/evaluation-of-a-behavioral-intervention-with-multiple-components-among-low-income-and-uninsured-adults-with-obesity-and-diabetes
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SangNam Ahn, Joonhyung Lee, Jenny Bartlett-Prescott, Lisa Carson, Lindsey Post, Kenneth D Ward
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of a community-based behavioral intervention with multiple components on health outcomes among low-income and uninsured adults who were obese and had diabetes and treated in a "real-world" setting. DESIGN: A longitudinal design with a retrospective comparison group was used to examine the ability of a health promotion program to improve body mass index (BMI) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) among 87 treatment group and 62 comparison group participants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277793/determination-of-body-width-in-brown-and-white-layer-pullets-by-image-analyses
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M F Giersberg, N Kemper, J Hartung, L Schrader, B Spindler
1. Specific legal requirements for keeping pullets are not available in the European Union. However, two of the most important rearing factors for pullets are sufficient perching and feeder space. Both factors represent horizontal space dimensions which derive from the body width of the birds. 2. The body width of two strains of layer pullets (brown (BL) and white (WL) layer pullets) based on the measurement of distances in digital images was conducted on front-view digital photographs of BL and WL pullets taken at 8, 12 and 19 weeks of life...
March 20, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275835/-ethical-aspects-of-clinical-trials-in-rare-diseases
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Joerg Hasford, Armin Koch
It is estimated that there are about four million people suffering from rare diseases in Germany. For roughly the last 20 years, there has been an increasing interest in therapeutic research for rare diseases. Drug research is highly regulated via numerous laws, regulations and ethical conventions that do not offer any waivers for clinical trials in rare diseases. Thus the ethical assessment of the clinical trial application for a rare disease is basically the same as for a common disease. As the ethical standards of clinical research, for example regarding informed consent, are derived from constitutional rights and have been codified in the German drug law, it is no surprise that they cannot depend on the frequency of a disease...
March 8, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272368/use-of-wearable-sensors-and-biometric-variables-in-an-artificial-pancreas-system
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Kamuran Turksoy, Colleen Monforti, Minsun Park, Garett Griffith, Laurie Quinn, Ali Cinar
An artificial pancreas (AP) computes the optimal insulin dose to be infused through an insulin pump in people with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) based on information received from a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor. It has been recognized that exercise is a major challenge in the development of an AP system. The use of biometric physiological variables in an AP system may be beneficial for prevention of exercise-induced challenges and better glucose regulation. The goal of the present study is to find a correlation between biometric variables such as heart rate (HR), heat flux (HF), skin temperature (ST), near-body temperature (NBT), galvanic skin response (GSR), and energy expenditure (EE), 2D acceleration-mean of absolute difference (MAD) and changes in glucose concentrations during exercise via partial least squares (PLS) regression and variable importance in projection (VIP) in order to determine which variables would be most useful to include in a future artificial pancreas...
March 7, 2017: Sensors
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