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Lori M Beccarelli, Rachel E Scherr, Madan Dharmar, Igor V Ermakov, Werner Gellermann, Lisa Jahns, Jessica D Linnell, Carl L Keen, Francene M Steinberg, Heather M Young, Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fourth-grade students participating in the Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP), a school-based nutrition intervention, would change vegetable and carotenoid intake measured by skin carotenoids and dietary intake. METHODS: Single-group pretest-posttest with a self-selected, convenience sample of students (n = 30) participating in the SHCP, which lasted 1 academic year (9 months). Dietary intake of vegetables and carotenoids as measured by Block food frequency questionnaire and skin carotenoids as measured by Raman spectroscopy were collected at the school preintervention and postintervention...
January 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Maryam Soltanipoor, Sanja Kezic, Judith K Sluiter, Thomas Rustemeyer
BACKGROUND: Health care workers (HCW) are at high risk for developing occupational hand dermatitis (HD) due to frequent exposure to 'wet work'. Amongst HCWs, nurses are at highest risk, with an estimated point prevalence of HD ranging between 12 and 30%. The burden of disease is high with chronicity, sick leave, risk of unemployment and impaired quality of life. Despite evidence from the medical literature on the risk factors and the importance of skin care in the prevention of HD, in practice, compliance to skin care protocols are below 30%...
February 28, 2017: Trials
Rafael Vila-Candel, Kiri Duke, F Javier Soriano-Vidal, Enrique Castro-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding has been shown to result in extensive physical and psychological benefits for both the mother and the newborn. However, the rate and duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) remains low worldwide. Mother-infant skin-to-skin contact (SSC) immediately after birth has demonstrated results that support the argument for breastfeeding continuation. Research aim: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of EBF 3 months postpartum and the effect of early SSC in maintaining optimal EBF practices for mothers and their healthy newborns...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Yu M Stoiko, V G Gudymovich, A V Tsyplyashchuk
The authors analysed the results of comprehensive examination and treatment of a total of 40 patients presenting with lower limb chronic venous insufficiency at the stage of trophic disorders (class C6), including 28 (70%) patients with varicose disease of lower extremities and 12 (30%) patients with post-thrombotic disease. Studying the microcirculatory blood flow by means of laser Doppler flowmetry showed a statistically significant (p<0.05) baseline decrease in the index of microcirculation in patients (12...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Justin Williams, Flint Smith, Subodh Kumar, Murali Vijayan, P Hemachandra Reddy
All living beings are programmed to death due to aging and age-related processes. Aging is a normal process of every living species. While all cells are inevitably progressing towards death, many disease processes accelerate the aging process, leading to senescence. Pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and skin diseases have been associated with deregulated aging. Healthy aging can delay onset of all age-related diseases...
May 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
November 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sergio Agudelo, Oscar Gamboa, Fabio Rodríguez, Sandra Cala, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, María Lucía Padrón
BACKGROUND: Human lactancy is a simple and cost-effective strategy that influences infant and maternal mortality rates. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is an immediate postpartum period strategy that has proven to benefit the initiation and continuation of human lactation and to decrease hospitalization during the first week of life. This study aims to determine the effect of SSC initiation at birth (immediate versus early) in healthy, full-term newborns treated at the Universidad de La Sabana Clinic on the duration of exclusive human lactation...
October 26, 2016: Trials
M Mauro, V De Giusti, M Bovenzi, F Larese Filon
BACKGROUND: Occupational skin diseases are often responsible for sick leave or job changes, affect mostly young subjects, are costly to society and have been reported as significant predictor of unemployment. OBJECTIVES: To assess, over time, the course of occupational hand dermatitis (OHD) after a specific training, by means of follow-up visits and TEWL measurement, to evaluate skin barrier integrity and if preventive measures for hand skin care provided may influence the course of the disease...
April 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Jay-Hyun Jo, Clay Deming, Elizabeth A Kennedy, Sean Conlan, Eric C Polley, Weng-Lan Ng, Julia A Segre, Heidi H Kong
Understanding the skin mycobiome (fungal communities) is important because both commensal and pathogenic fungi can drive cutaneous disease depending on host status and body sites, including the scalp, feet, and groin. Interestingly, age may also affect skin fungal infections as certain dermatophytoses (i.e., tinea capitis) are more frequent in children than adults. We previously described the skin mycobiomes in healthy adults, showing lipophilic fungi Malassezia predominate in most skin sites. Because children have less sebaceous skin before puberty, we compared the fungal communities of primary clinical samples from healthy children and adults, based on sequencing of a fungal phylogenetic marker...
December 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Bhavana Prasher, Binuja Varma, Arvind Kumar, Bharat Krushna Khuntia, Rajesh Pandey, Ankita Narang, Pradeep Tiwari, Rintu Kutum, Debleena Guin, Ritushree Kukreti, Debasis Dash, Mitali Mukerji
BACKGROUND: Genetic differences in the target proteins, metabolizing enzymes and transporters that contribute to inter-individual differences in drug response are not integrated in contemporary drug development programs. Ayurveda, that has propelled many drug discovery programs albeit for the search of new chemical entities incorporates inter-individual variability "Prakriti" in development and administration of drug in an individualized manner. Prakriti of an individual largely determines responsiveness to external environment including drugs as well as susceptibility to diseases...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
R Scharfenort, M Menz, T B Lonsdorf
The efficacy of current treatments for anxiety disorders is limited by high relapse rates. Relapse of anxiety disorders and addiction can be triggered by exposure to life adversity, but the underlying mechanisms remain unexplored. Seventy-six healthy adults were a priori selected for the presence or absence of adverse experiences during childhood (CA) and recent past (RA; that is, past 12 months). Participants underwent fear conditioning (day 1) and fear extinction and experimental return-of-fear (ROF) induction through reinstatement (a model for adversity-induced relapse; day 2)...
2016: Translational Psychiatry
Livio Provenzi, Lorenzo Giusti, Monica Fumagalli, Hilarj Tasca, Francesca Ciceri, Giorgia Menozzi, Fabio Mosca, Francesco Morandi, Renato Borgatti, Rosario Montirosso
Very preterm (VPT) infants are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and exposed to varying levels of skin-breaking procedures (pain-related stress), even in absence of severe clinical conditions. Repeated and prolonged pain exposure may alter hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity in VPT infants. During the post-discharge period, altered HPA axis reactivity has been documented in response to non-social stressors, using salivary cortisol as a biomarker. However, little is known about the effects of NICU pain-related stress on subsequent HPA axis reactivity to socio-emotional stress in infants...
October 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Alison Volpe Holmes, Emily C Atwood, Bonny Whalen, Johanna Beliveau, J Dean Jarvis, John C Matulis, Shawn L Ralston
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The incidence and associated costs of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have recently risen sharply; newborns with NAS occupy 4% of NICU beds. We implemented a coordinated program for NAS including standardized protocols for scoring, medications and weaning, and a calm rooming-in environment, to improve family-centered care and to decrease both length of stay (LOS) and hospital costs. METHODS: In early 2013, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team began consecutive plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles...
June 2016: Pediatrics
Midori Motoi, Takayuki Nishimura, Yuka Egashira, Fumi Kishida, Shigeki Watanuki
We aimed to investigate the relationship between mtDNA polymorphism and physiological responses to hypobaric hypoxia. The study included 28 healthy male students, consisting of 18 students in haplogroup D and 10 in haplogroup M7+G. Measurement sensors were attached to the participants for approximately 30 min in an environment with a temperature of 28 °C. After resting for 15 min, the programmed operation of the hypobaric chamber decreased the atmospheric pressure by 11.9 Torr every minute to simulate an increase in altitude of 150 m until 9...
2016: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
Elisa M Bolatti, Diego Chouhy, Pablo E Casal, Germán R Pérez, Emma J Stella, Adriana Sanchez, Mario Gorosito, Ramón Fernandez Bussy, Adriana A Giri
Gammapapillomavirus (γ-PV) is a diverse and rapidly expanding genus, currently consisting of 79 fully characterized human PV (HPV) types. In this study, three novel types, HPV157, HPV158 and HPV205, obtained from healthy sun-exposed skin of two immunocompetent individuals, were amplified by the "Hanging droplet" long PCR technique, cloned, sequenced and characterized. HPV157, HPV158 and HPV205 genomes comprise 7154-bp, 7192-bp and 7298-bp, respectively, and contain four early (E1, E2, E6 and E7) and two late genes (L1 and L2)...
August 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Lu Hao, Jipeng Xie, Shanyi Chen, Shaojie Wang, Zhuoqun Gong, Kai-Shu Ling, Liyun Guo, Zaifeng Fan, Tao Zhou
Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV), Apple stem grooving virus (ASGV), and Apple stem pitting virus (ASPV) are three latent viruses frequently occurring in apple trees worldwide. In field orchards, these viruses are frequently found in a mixed infection with viroids in the genus Apscarviroid, including Apple scar skin viroid, and Apple dimple fruit viroid. Together these viruses and viroids could cause serious damage to apple fruit production worldwide. Rapid and efficient detection methods are pivotal to identify and select the virus-free propagation material for healthy apple orchard management...
August 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
Jessica A Grieger, Vicki L Clifton, Astrud R Tuck, Amy L Wooldridge, Sarah A Robertson, Kathryn L Gatford
BACKGROUND: Around 30-40% of the world's population will experience allergy, the most common and earliest-onset noncommunicable disease. With a steady rise in the incidence of allergic disease over recent decades, up to 18% of children will suffer a respiratory, food or skin allergy before their 18th birthday. There is compelling evidence that the risk of developing allergy is influenced by early life events and particularly in utero exposures. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was undertaken which outlines prenatal risk factors and potential mechanisms underlying the development of allergy in childhood...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
E Robert Burns
Skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma, continues on the increase. Different interventions are attempting to impact on this problem. The approach used by the Partners in Health Sciences program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science is to both "train" and, importantly, "equip" classroom teachers and school nurses in a "Healthy Skin" professional development curriculum. Each participant not only received face-to-face interactive content training in a workshop setting that lasted 6 h; each also received a resource kit of supplies, materials, and equipment used in the workshop and designed for the trainee to use with students in a classroom/school setting...
March 22, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Katherine E Corder, Katherine R Newsham, Jennifer L McDaniel, Uthayashanker R Ezekiel, Edward P Weiss
The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive (pain inhibiting) effects. Because strenuous exercise often results in local inflammation and pain, we hypothesized that DHA supplementation attenuates the rise in markers of local muscle inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) that occur after eccentric strength exercise. Twenty-seven, healthy women (33 ± 2 y, BMI 23.1±1.0 kg·m(-2)) were randomized to receive 9d of 3000 mg/d DHA or placebo in a double-blind fashion...
March 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Koichi Yanaba, Mitsuha Hayashi, Yuki Yoshihara, Hidemi Nakagawa
The interaction of programmed death-1 (PD-1) with its ligand, programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), has been considered to play a key role in the negative regulation of immune responses. Patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) had higher levels of soluble PD-1 (sPD-1) than those with limited cutaneous SSc and healthy individuals. Serum sPD-1 levels positively correlated with the severity of skin sclerosis. In contrast, serum sPD-L1 levels were significantly increased in patients with SSc compared with healthy individuals...
August 2016: Journal of Dermatology
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