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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346906/long-term-exposure-to-high-air-pollution-induces-cumulative-dna-damages-in-traffic-policemen
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Chaochao Tan, Shijie Lu, Yupeng Wang, Yan Zhu, Ting Shi, Mingyue Lin, Zhonghua Deng, Zhu Wang, Nana Song, Shuna Li, Pingting Yang, Liyan Yang, Yuanyuan Liu, Zhiheng Chen, Keqian Xu
The specific effects of long-term exposure to high air pollution on human health and biological remain unclear. To explore the adverse health effects as well as biological mechanisms and biomarkers for durative exposure to air pollution, 183 traffic policemen and 88 office policemen were enrolled in this study. The concentration of PM2.5 in both the traffic and office policemen's working environments were obtained. Detailed personal questionnaires were completed and levels of inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage markers of all participants were analyzed in this study...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346636/airway-foreign-body-occurring-during-in-office-vocal-fold-injection
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Pamela Chia, Aaron Jaworek, Robert T Sataloff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346275/committee-opinion-no-704-human-papillomavirus-vaccination
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with anogenital cancer (including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal), oropharyngeal cancer, and genital warts. The HPV vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of anogenital cancer and genital warts. Despite the benefits of HPV vaccines, only 41.9% of girls in the recommended age group, and only 28.1% of males in the recommended age group have received all recommended doses. Compared with many other countries, HPV vaccination rates in the United States are unacceptably low...
March 24, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346229/clinical-efficacy-of-gene-modified-stem-cells-in-adenosine-deaminase-deficient-immunodeficiency
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Kit L Shaw, Elizabeth Garabedian, Suparna Mishra, Provaboti Barman, Alejandra Davila, Denise Carbonaro, Sally Shupien, Christopher Silvin, Sabine Geiger, Barbara Nowicki, E Monika Smogorzewska, Berkley Brown, Xiaoyan Wang, Satiro de Oliveira, Yeong Choi, Alan Ikeda, Dayna Terrazas, Pei-Yu Fu, Allen Yu, Beatriz Campo Fernandez, Aaron R Cooper, Barbara Engel, Greg Podsakoff, Arumugam Balamurugan, Stacie Anderson, Linda Muul, G Jayashree Jagadeesh, Neena Kapoor, John Tse, Theodore B Moore, Ken Purdy, Radha Rishi, Kathey Mohan, Suzanne Skoda-Smith, David Buchbinder, Roshini S Abraham, Andrew Scharenberg, Otto O Yang, Kenneth Cornetta, David Gjertson, Michael Hershfield, Rob Sokolic, Fabio Candotti, Donald B Kohn
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) of gene-modified cells is an alternative to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and allogeneic HSCT that has shown clinical benefit for adenosine deaminase-deficient (ADA-deficient) SCID when combined with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) and ERT cessation. Clinical safety and therapeutic efficacy were evaluated in a phase II study. METHODS: Ten subjects with confirmed ADA-deficient SCID and no available matched sibling or family donor were enrolled between 2009 and 2012 and received transplantation with autologous hematopoietic CD34+ cells that were modified with the human ADA cDNA (MND-ADA) γ-retroviral vector after conditioning with busulfan (90 mg/m2) and ERT cessation...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346157/earlier-school-start-times-are-associated-with-higher-rates-of-behavioral-problems-in-elementary-schools
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Peggy S Keller, Lauren R Gilbert, Eric A Haak, Shuang Bi, Olivia A Smith
BACKGROUND: Early school start times may curtail children's sleep and inadvertently promote sleep restriction. The current study examines the potential implications for early school start times for behavioral problems in public elementary schools (student ages 5-12 years) in Kentucky. METHOD: School start times were obtained from school Web sites or by calling school offices; behavioral and disciplinary problems, along with demographic information about schools, were obtained from the Kentucky Department of Education...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346132/electronic-health-record-s-effects-on-the-outpatient-office-visit-and-clinical-education
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Marie B Sandoval, Mary Val Palumbo, Vicki Hart
BACKGROUND: During an office visit, the provider has the important cognitive task of attending to the patient while actively using the electronic health record (EHR).  Prior literature suggests that EHR may have a positive effect on simple tasks, but a negative effect on tasks that require complex cognitive processes.  No study has examined the provider's perception of EHR on multiple distinct aspects of the office visit. METHODS: We surveyed providers/preceptors regarding their perception of EHR on multiple aspects of the office visit...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345443/economic-burden-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea-retrospective-analysis-of-a-u-s-commercially-insured-population
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Jessica L Buono, Kush Mathur, Amelia J Averitt, David A Andrae
BACKGROUND: The economic burden associated with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To (a) evaluate total annual all-cause, gastrointestinal (GI)-related, and symptom-related (i.e., IBS, diarrhea, abdominal pain) health care resource use and costs among IBS-D patients in a U.S. commercially insured population and (b) estimate incremental all-cause health care costs of IBS-D patients versus matched controls. METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 18 years with 12 months of continuous medical and pharmacy benefit eligibility in 2013 were identified from the Truven Health MarketScan research database...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345430/planning-for-sedentary-behaviour-interventions-office-workers-survey-and-focus-group-responses
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Teneale McGuckin, Rebecca Sealey, Fiona Barnett
AIMS: As sedentary behaviour is becoming more prominent in office-based work environments, this study aimed to explore office workers' perceptions of sedentary behaviour, explore potential behavioural strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace and identify barriers which may hamper behaviour change. METHODS: A total of 140 office workers were recruited and surveyed from the same workplace. The survey included questions regarding perceptions of the relationship between sitting time and health...
March 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345256/physician-competition-in-the-era-of-accountable-care-organizations
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Michael R Richards, Catherine T Smith, Amy J Graves, Melinda B Buntin, Matthew J Resnick
OBJECTIVE: To calculate physician concentration levels for all U.S. markets using detailed data on integration and accountable care organization (ACO) participation. DATA SOURCE: 2015 SK&A office-based physician survey linked to all commercial and public payer ACOs. STUDY DESIGN: We construct three separate Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI) measures and plot their distributions. We then investigate how prevailing levels of concentration change when incorporating more detailed organizational features into the HHI measure...
March 27, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345202/prognostic-value-of-long-term-blood-pressure-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Florian A Schmid, Oliver Schlager, Philipp Keller, Burkhardt Seifert, Ruizhu Huang, Georg M Fröhlich, Thomas F Lüscher, Frank Ruschitzka, Frank Enseleit
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is the final stage of many heart diseases. To improve outcomes, important risk factors for adverse clinical events in the CHF population need to be identified. The aim of the present study was to delineate the influence of long-term blood pressure (BP) changes on prognosis and mortality in a real-world cohort of CHF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a retrospective longitudinal analysis. Repeated office BP measurements were scheduled during follow-up visits every 3-6 months...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344845/respiratory-disorders-among-workers-in-slaughterhouses
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Abbasali Kasaeinasab, Mehdi Jahangiri, Ali Karimi, Hamid Reza Tabatabaei, Sonia Safari
BACKGROUND: Workers in slaughterhouses are exposed to a wide range of biological contaminants, such as bacteria and fungi, due to their working environment. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of respiratory disorders among workers in slaughterhouses. METHODS: This study was conducted on 81 workers in slaughterhouses and 81 healthy office workers as a reference group. The American Thoracic Society standard respiratory symptoms questionnaire was used to determine the prevalence of respiratory disorders...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344841/status-of-laboratory-biosafety-and-biosecurity-in-veterinary-research-facilities-in-nigeria
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Ismail Ayoade Odetokun, Afusat Toyin Jagun-Jubril, Bernard A Onoja, Yiltawe Simwal Wungak, Ibrahim Adisa Raufu, Jessica Corron Chen
BACKGROUND: This study determined current status of laboratory biosafety in Nigerian veterinary research facilities. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed to obtain information from researchers across Nigeria from July 2014 to July 2015. Information regarding demographics, knowledge of laboratory biosafety, availability and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), any priority pathogens researched, attitude on and use of standard laboratory practices, and biosafety awareness was obtained using a numeric scoring system...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344839/associations-between-body-fat-percentage-and-fitness-among-police-officers-a-statewide-study
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John M Violanti, Claudia C Ma, Desta Fekedulegn, Michael E Andrew, Ja K Gu, Tara A Hartley, Luenda E Charles, Cecil M Burchfiel
BACKGROUND: Police work is generally sedentary although there may be situations that require physical endurance and strength, such as foot chases and arresting suspects. Factors such as excessive body fat can impede an officer's physical ability to deal with such occurrences. Our objective was to examine associations between officers' body fat percentage (BF%) and performance on a standardized fitness protocol. METHODS: Data were obtained from fitness screening among 1,826 male and 115 female officers in a large US police agency...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344116/asymptomatic-group-a-streptococcal-throat-carriage-in-royal-marines-recruits-and-young-officers
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M Pearson, J L Fallowfield, T Davey, N Thorpe, A Allsopp, A Shaw, D Wilson, S Sriskandan, L Lamb
AIMS: A prospective observational study was conducted in Royal Marines (RM) recruits to investigate throat carriage of group A Streptococcus (GAS) and incidence of soft tissue infections. METHODS: 1012 RM recruits were followed through a 32-week training programme, with throat swabs being obtained in weeks 1, 6, 15, and 32. Alongside a separate cohort of 46 RM Young Officers (YO) undergoing training were sampled in parallel. RESULTS: Carriage of group A Streptococcus was detected in only 5/1012 (0...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343280/relationships-between-work-related-factors-and-musculoskeletal-health-with-current-and-future-work-ability-among-male-workers
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J S Boschman, A Noor, R Lundström, T Nilsson, J K Sluiter, M Hagberg
PURPOSE: The purpose was to increase job-specific knowledge about individual and work-related factors and their relationship with current and future work ability (WA). We studied cross-sectional relationships between mental demands, physical exertion during work, grip strength, musculoskeletal pain in the upper extremities and WA and the relationships between these variables and WA 11 years later. METHODS: We used a dataset of a prospective cohort study (1997-2008) among employees of an engineering plant (n = 157)...
March 25, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342778/-the-burden-of-fungal-infections-in-algeria
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M Chekiri-Talbi, D W Denning
In Algeria, superficial mycoses are very commonly diagnosed. Deep fungal infections are less often observed. Few data from Algeria are found in the literature. We report for the first time the main causes of these diseases in our country and provide burden estimates. We searched for existing data and estimated the incidence and prevalence of fungal diseases based on the population at risk and available epidemiological data. Demographic data were derived from the Service (Office) of the Statistics (ONES), World Health Organization (WHO), The Joint Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and national published reports...
March 22, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342441/building-a-community-of-practice-in-rural-medical-education-growing-our-own-together
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Randall L Longenecker, David Schmitz
CONTEXT: This article chronicles the rise, decline, and recent resurgence of rural training track residency programs (RTTs) in the USA over the past 30 years and the emergence of a healthy community of practice in rural medical education. This has occurred during a time in the USA when federal and state funding of graduate medical education has been relatively stagnant and the rules around finance and accreditation of rural programs have been challenging. ISSUE: Many of the early family residency programs developed in the 1970s included a curricular focus on rural practice...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342350/challenges-for-tree-officers-to-enhance-the-provision-of-regulating-ecosystem-services-from-urban-forests
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Helen J Davies, Kieron J Doick, Malcolm D Hudson, Kate Schreckenberg
Urbanisation and a changing climate are leading to more frequent and severe flood, heat and air pollution episodes in Britain's cities. Interest in nature-based solutions to these urban problems is growing, with urban forests potentially able to provide a range of regulating ecosystem services such as stormwater attenuation, heat amelioration and air purification. The extent to which these benefits are realized is largely dependent on urban forest management objectives, the availability of funding, and the understanding of ecosystem service concepts within local governments, the primary delivery agents of urban forests...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341449/do-antibiotics-decrease-the-risk-of-inflammatory-complications-after-third-molar-removal-in-community-practices
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Melanie S Lang, Martin L Gonzalez, Thomas B Dodson
PURPOSE: The role of antibiotic use in third molar (M3) surgery is controversial. The purpose of this study was to measure the association between antibiotic use and postoperative inflammatory complications after M3 surgery in the community office-based ambulatory private practice setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a prospective cohort study and enrolled a sample composed of patients who had at least one M3 removed in a private practice setting by oral and maxillofacial surgeons participating in a practice-based research collaborative from June 2011 through May 2012...
February 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341319/improving-patient-safety-and-workflow-efficiency-with-standardized-pretreatment-radiation-therapist-chart-reviews
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Kelly Cooper Younge, Katherine Woch Naheedy, Joel Wilkinson, Joumana Dekmak, Elizabeth Covington, Bonnie Durbin, Eric Nelson, Stephanie Filpansick, Jean M Moran
PURPOSE: Radiation therapists play a critical role in ensuring patient safety; however, they are sometimes given insufficient time to perform quality assurance (QA) of a patient's treatment chart and documentation before the start of treatment. In this work, we show the benefits of introducing a formal therapist prestart QA checklist, completed in a quiet space well in advance of treatment, into our workflow. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A therapist prestart QA checklist was created by analyzing in-house variance reports and treatment unit delays over 6 months...
February 2, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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