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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321008/effects-of-a-culturally-specific-tobacco-cessation-intervention-among-african-american-quitline-enrollees-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Monica Webb Hooper, Kelly Carpenter, Michael Payne, Ken Resnicow
BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illness and have more difficulty quitting smoking than other racial/ethnic groups. Previous research indicates that African American treatment-seekers are high utilizers of tobacco quitlines, yet cessation rates via quitlines are lower relative to whites. The goal of the present study is to test the effectiveness of adding a culturally specific, video-based, adjunct to standard quitline care. It is hypothesized that the integration of an evidence-based intervention (Pathways to Freedom: Leading the Way to a Smoke-Free Community©; PTF) into quitline services will increase cessation and treatment engagement compared to control conditions, and that effects will be moderated by sociocultural factors (e...
January 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317379/effect-of-a-gender-tailored-ehealth-weight-loss-program-on-the-depressive-symptoms-of-overweight-and-obese-men-pre-post-study
#2
Myles D Young, Philip J Morgan
BACKGROUND: Obesity and depression are of two of the largest contributors to the global burden of disease in men. Although lifestyle behavior change programs can improve participants' weight and depressive symptoms, the evidence is limited by a lack of male participants and a reliance on face-to-face treatment approaches, which are not accessible or appealing for many men. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of a gender-tailored electronic health (eHealth) program on the depressive symptoms of a community sample of overweight and obese men with or without depression...
January 9, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313720/beyond-access-and-exposure-implications-of-sneaky-media-use-for-preschoolers-sleep-behavior
#3
Jessica D Moorman, Kristen Harrison
Greater consumption of and access to screen media are known correlates of unhealthy sleep behavior in preschoolers. What remains unknown, however, is the role a child's media use plays in this association. Parents and guardians of U.S. preschoolers (N = 278, average child age 56 months) provided information about their child's nightly duration of sleep, daily duration of nap, quantity of screen media use, sneaky media use, and the presence of a screen media device in the bedroom. We assessed four media: television, DVD/VCRs, video games, and computer/Internet...
January 9, 2018: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311111/dual-blockade-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-interleukin-17a-reduces-murine-arthritis-pathogenesis-but-also-leads-to-spontaneous-skin-infections-in-non-human-primates
#4
Melanie C Ruzek, Lili Huang, Ting Ting Zhang, Shaughn Bryant, Peter F Slivka, Carolyn A Cuff, Catherine Tripp, Guenter Blaich
Despite the efficacy of biologics for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), many patients show inadequate responses and likely require neutralization of multiple mediators. Neutralization of both interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-17A with monoclonal antibodies showed greater efficacy than either agent alone in a mouse arthritis model with cooperative inhibition of key inflammatory factors, IL-6, granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and CXC chemokine ligand (CXCL)1. Given the potential clinical benefit in RA, we generated a human dual variable domain antibody (DVD-Ig), ABBV-615, capable of simultaneous binding and neutralization of IL-1β and IL-17A...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260507/safety-and-efficacy-of-daratumumab-in-combination-with-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-in-japanese-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
#5
Shinsuke Iida, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Atsushi Shinagawa, Kenshi Suzuki, Naoki Takezako, Masayuki Aoki
Daratumumab in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone (DVd) has demonstrated longer progression-free survival than combination of bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). In this multicenter, open-label, phase-1 study, the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of DVd were evaluated in Japanese patients with RRMM. Eight patients with RRMM aged between 54 and 82 years were enrolled and treated with DVd regimen. Primary endpoints were tolerability and safety...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249611/actinic-keratosis-and-diabetes-complications-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-south-korea-2009-2015
#6
Y Bok Lee, J Hyun Lee, J Young Choi, D Soo Yu, K Do Han, Y Gyu Park
AIM: As the associations between actinic keratosis (AK) and diabetes complications in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have never been investigated, this study aimed to evaluate any such associations in patients with DM. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study analyzed clinical data for DM patients aged>40 years who had undergone the health examination recommended by the South Korea National Health Insurance Program between 2009 and 2012 (n=2,056,580). All of these patients were classified according to the presence of diabetic retinopathy (DR), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and history of DVD; myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischaemic attacks...
November 29, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248433/physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-for-asthma-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#7
Anne Bruton, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, James Raftery, Emily Arden-Close, Sarah Kirby, Shihua Zhu, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Lyn Taylor, Denise Gibson, Guiqing Yao, Mark Stafford-Watson, Jenny Versnel, Michael Moore, Steve George, Paul Little, Ratko Djukanovic, David Price, Ian D Pavord, Stephen T Holgate, Mike Thomas
BACKGROUND: Despite effective pharmacotherapy, asthma continues to impair quality of life for most patients. Non-pharmacological approaches, including breathing retraining, are therefore of great interest to patients. However, clinicians rarely advocate breathing retraining and access to this intervention is restricted for most patients due to the limited availability of suitable physiotherapists and poor integration of breathing retraining into standard care. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a digital self-guided breathing retraining intervention...
December 13, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238608/study-protocol-for-enhancing-parenting-in-cancer-epic-development-and-evaluation-of-a-brief-psycho-educational-intervention-to-support-parents-with-cancer-who-have-young-children
#8
Lesley Stafford, Michelle Sinclair, Jane Turner, Louise Newman, Claire Wakefield, Mei Krishnasamy, G Bruce Mann, Leslie Gilham, Kylie Mason, Paula Rauch, Julia Cannell, Penelope Schofield
Background: Parents with cancer have high rates of psychological morbidity, and their children are at risk of poor psychosocial outcomes, particularly in the context of parental distress and poor family communication. Parents express concerns about the impact of cancer on their children and report a lack of professional guidance in meeting their children's needs. Few parenting interventions exist and current interventions have extensive infrastructure demands making them unsuitable for routine use in most health settings...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225769/fabrication-of-low-cost-micropatterned-polydimethyl-siloxane-scaffolds-to-organise-cells-in-a-variety-of-two-dimensioanl-biomimetic-arrangements-for-lab-on-chip-culture-platforms
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Lidia Escutia-Guadarrama, Genaro Vázquez-Victorio, David Martínez-Pastor, Brenda Nieto-Rivera, Marcela Sosa-Garrocho, Marina Macías-Silva, Mathieu Hautefeuille
We present the rapid-prototyping of type I collagen micropatterns on poly-dimethylsiloxane substrates for the biomimetic confinement of cells using the combination of a surface oxidation treatment and 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane silanisation followed by glutaraldehyde crosslinking. The aim of surface treatment is to stabilise microcontact printing transfer of this natural extracellular matrix protein that usually wears out easily from poly-dimethylsiloxane, which is not suitable for biomimetic cell culture platforms and lab-on-chip applications...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220543/skin-cancer-prevention-campaign-in-childhood-survey-based-on-3-676-children-in-brazil
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Paulo Ricardo Criado, Jorge Ocampo-Garza, Anne Lise Dias, Walter Belda Junior, Nilton Di Chiachio, Aparecida Machado de Moraes, Meire Brasil Parada, Fátima de Oliveira Rabay, Octavio Moraes Junior, Renato Sau Rios, Cristiana Silveira da Silva, Francisco C S Ferreira, Samuel Henrique Mandeulbaum, Cidia Vasconcellos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Primary skin cancer prevention campaigns are essential and more effective among children, not only because of the importance of sun exposure effects during this period, but also because at this age is when individuals are developing behaviors. The Brazilian Society of Dermatology - Regional State of Sao Paulo developed and conducted, the program named "The Sun, Friend of Childhood", a school health education and disease prevention project for children and parents...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214893/educational-dvd-for-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-pilot-study
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Derrick H Z Ha, Margaret Hay, Samuel Menahem
Parental knowledge regarding their child's congenital heart defect (CHD) is limited. This study developed and evaluated an interactive DVD that helped parents to understand their child's CHD. A DVD describing four cardiac abnormalities was created using videos and Adobe Flash. The parents' knowledge was assessed via a questionnaire before and after receiving the DVD. A control group did not receive the DVD. The DVDs were successfully created and improved the parental knowledge of their child's cardiac anomaly...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214811/rural-urban-disparities-in-obesity-prevalence-among-working-age-adults-in-the-united-states-exploring-the-mechanisms
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Ming Wen, Jessie X Fan, Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Neng Wan
PURPOSE: Higher prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in rural America have been consistently reported, but sources of these disparities are not well known. This study presented patterns and mechanisms of these disparities among working age Americans. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: United States of America. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 10 302 participants of the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) who were 20 to 64 years old, not pregnant, and with a body mass index ranging from 18...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208886/coronary-angiography-findings-and-its-determinants-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-descriptive-analysis-from-asian-population
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M Chourasiya, S Satheesh, R Selvaraj, B Jayaraman, A A Pillai
The aim was to study the angiographic profile in patients presented as acute coronary syndrome and its relation with risk factors and comparison between genders. This prospective observational study was performed on total 352 patients of acute coronary syndrome were analyzed for various risk factors, angiographic pattern in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, South India from January 2015 to July 2016. Mean age of presentation was 52.62±11.63 years. Male were 271(77...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201952/an-echocardiography-training-program-for-improving-the-left-ventricular-function-interpretation-in-emergency-department-a-brief-report
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Mary Jacob, Hamid Shokoohi, Fabith Moideen, Amelia Pousson, Keith Boniface
Introduction: Focused training in transthoracic echocardiography enables emergency physicians (EPs) to accurately estimate the left ventricular function. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a brief training program utilizing standardized echocardiography video clips in this regard. Methods: A before and after design was used to determine the efficacy of a 1 hour echocardiography training program using PowerPoint presentation and standardized echocardiography video clips illustrating normal and abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) as well as video clips emphasizing the measurement of mitral valve E-point septal separation (EPSS)...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200258/roll-to-roll-laser-printed-graphene-graphitic-carbon-electrodes-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
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Sangmin Kang, Kyungmi Lim, Hyeokjun Park, Jong Bo Park, Seong Chae Park, Sung-Pyo Cho, Kisuk Kang, Byung Hee Hong
Carbon electrodes including graphene and thin graphite films have been utilized for various energy and sensor applications, where the patterning of electrodes is essentially included. Laser scribing in a DVD writer and ink-jet printing were used to pattern the graphene-like materials, but the size and speed of fabrication has been limited for practical applications. In this work, we devise a simple strategy to use conventional laser printer toner materials as precursors for graphitic carbon electrodes. The toner was laser-printed on metal foils, followed by thermal annealing in hydrogen environment, finally resulting in the patterned thin graphitic carbon or graphene electrodes for supercapacitors...
December 4, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191559/identifying-radon-priority-areas-and-dwellings-with-radon-exceedances-in-bulgaria-using-stored-cd-dvds
#16
D Pressyanov, I Dimitrova, K Mitev, S Georgiev, D Dimitrov
The implementation of the 2013/59/EURATOM directive in the part related to radon exposure imposes challenges for radon measurement methodology and radon survey design. Among them is the need to have estimates (preferably direct) of the annual average radon concentrations, which can be directly compared to the recommended reference levels. On this basis, the surveys should make possible the identification of dwellings with indoor radon above the reference levels and "radon priority areas" where significant proportion of the dwellings falls in this category...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177920/examining-the-durability-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-awareness-and-health-beliefs-among-medically-underserved-patients-baseline-to-12%C3%A2-months-post-intervention
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Shannon M Christy, Steven K Sutton, Clement K Gwede, Enmanuel A Chavarria, Stacy N Davis, Rania Abdulla, Ida Schultz, Richard Roetzheim, David Shibata, Cathy D Meade
The current study examines changes in awareness and health beliefs from baseline to 12 months post-intervention following receipt of one of two colorectal cancer (CRC) educational interventions that aimed to promote CRC screening among a racially and ethnically diverse and medically underserved population. Participants (N = 270) were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial to increase CRC screening and completed both baseline and 12-month follow-up assessments. Participants were aged 50-75, at average CRC risk, not up-to-date with CRC screening guidelines, and receiving care at one of three community-based clinics...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162844/dna-nanomapping-using-crispr-cas9-as-a-programmable-nanoparticle
#18
Andrey Mikheikin, Anita Olsen, Kevin Leslie, Freddie Russell-Pavier, Andrew Yacoot, Loren Picco, Oliver Payton, Amir Toor, Alden Chesney, James K Gimzewski, Bud Mishra, Jason Reed
Progress in whole-genome sequencing using short-read (e.g., <150 bp), next-generation sequencing technologies has reinvigorated interest in high-resolution physical mapping to fill technical gaps that are not well addressed by sequencing. Here, we report two technical advances in DNA nanotechnology and single-molecule genomics: (1) we describe a labeling technique (CRISPR-Cas9 nanoparticles) for high-speed AFM-based physical mapping of DNA and (2) the first successful demonstration of using DVD optics to image DNA molecules with high-speed AFM...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156250/fear-family-and-the-placing-of-emotion-black-women-s-responses-to-a-breast-cancer-awareness-intervention
#19
Tim Brown, Isabel Dyck, Beth Greenhough, Menah Raven-Ellison, Melanie Dembinsky, Mark Ornstein, Stephen W Duffy
This paper is based upon findings from the qualitative element of a mixed-methods study on the response of Black women aged 25-50 to a public health intervention related to breast cancer. The focus groups were conducted in the London Borough of Hackney, UK between 2013 and 2016, and were part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of a breast awareness DVD. While the content of the DVD was generally well-received by the participants, the focus group discussions revealed a complex and, at times, contradictory response to the women's construction as an 'at risk' community...
November 17, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111457/graded-versus-ungraded-inferior-oblique-anterior-transposition-in-patients-with-asymmetric-dissociated-vertical-deviation
#20
Zhale Rajavi, Mohadeseh Feizi, Ali Naderi, Hamideh Sabbaghi, Narges Behradfar, Mehdi Yaseri, Mohammad Faghihi
PURPOSE: To report the surgical outcomes of graded versus ungraded inferior oblique anterior transposition (IOAT) in treatment of patients with asymmetric dissociated vertical deviation (DVD) and bilateral inferior oblique overaction (IOOA). METHODS: A total of 74 eyes of 37 patients with asymmetric DVD (interocular difference of ≥5Δ) and bilateral IOOA of > +1 were included in this randomized clinical trial. In the ungraded group (n = 18), both inferior oblique muscles were sutured at the inferior rectus level; in the graded group (n = 19), the inferior oblique muscles of eyes with more DVD were sutured at the level of the inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles of eyes with less DVD were sutured 2 mm posterior to the level of the inferior rectus muscle...
December 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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