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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081178/gender-differences-in-hiv-care-among-criminal-justice-involved-persons-baseline-data-from-the-care-corrections-study
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Curt Beckwith, Breana Uhrig Castonguay, Claudia Trezza, Lauri Bazerman, Rudy Patrick, Alice Cates, Halli Olsen, Ann Kurth, Tao Liu, James Peterson, Irene Kuo
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals recently released from incarceration have suboptimal linkage and engagement in community HIV care. We conducted a study to evaluate an information and communication technology intervention to increase linkage to community care among HIV-infected persons recently involved in the criminal justice (CJ) system. Baseline characteristics including risk behaviors and HIV care indicators are reported and stratified by gender. METHODS: We recruited HIV-infected individuals in the District of Columbia jail and persons with a recent history of incarceration through community and street outreach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079719/feasibility-of-using-hiv-care-continuum-outcomes-to-identify-geographic-areas-for-targeted-hiv-testing
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Amanda D Castel, Irene Kuo, Meriam Mikre, Toni Young, Meredith Haddix, Suparna Das, Geoffrey Maugham, Carol Reisen
BACKGROUND: Improved detection and linkage to care of previously undiagnosed HIV infections require innovative approaches to testing. We sought to determine the feasibility of targeted HIV testing in geographic areas, defined by continuum of care parameters, to identify HIV-infected persons needing linkage or engagement in care. METHODS: Using HIV surveillance data from Washington, DC, we identified census tracts that had an HIV prevalence >1% and were either above (higher risk areas-HRAs) or below (lower risk areas-LRAs) the median for 3 indicators: monitored viral load, proportion of persons out of care (OOC), and never in care...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063324/racial-ethnic-differences-in-electronic-cigarette-knowledge-social-norms-and-risk-perceptions-among-current-and-former-smokers
#3
Monica Webb Hooper, Stephanie K Kolar
Psychosocial factors that may affect electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) initiation or maintenance among racial/ethnic minorities are not well-understood. This study examined racial/ethnic differences in e-cigarette knowledge, risk perceptions, and social norms among current and former smokers. Individuals with a tobacco smoking history and an awareness of e-cigarettes (N=285) were recruited from the community from June to August 2014. Telephone-administered surveys assessed demographics, smoking status, and e-cigarette knowledge, risk perceptions, and normative beliefs...
December 26, 2016: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060499/correlating-reactivity-and-selectivity-to-cyclopentadienyl-ligand-properties-in-rh-iii-catalyzed-c-h-activation-reactions-an-experimental-and-computational-study
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Tiffany Piou, Fedor Romanov-Michailidis, Maria Romanova-Michaelides, Kelvin E Jackson, Natthawat Semakul, Trevor D Taggart, Brian S Newell, Christopher D Rithner, Robert S Paton, Tomislav Rovis
Cp(X)Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions are a proven method for the efficient assembly of small molecules. However, rationalization of the effects of cyclopentadienyl (Cp(X)) ligand structure on reaction rate and selectivity has been viewed as a black box, and a truly systematic study is lacking. Consequently, predicting the outcomes of these reactions is challenging because subtle variations in ligand structure can cause notable changes in reaction behavior. A predictive tool is, nonetheless, of considerable value to the community as it would greatly accelerate reaction development...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057074/how-acceptable-is-it-for-hiv-positive-african-caribbean-and-black-women-to-provide-breast-milk-fluid-samples-for-research-purposes
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L Kapiriri, W Tharao, M Muchenje, I M Khatundi, F Ongoiba
BACKGROUND: The African, Caribbean and Black communities have been found to be reluctant to participate in health research in North America. This is partly attributed to historical experiences as well as their cultural beliefs. Cultural beliefs about the uses of breast milk/fluids could further hinder the participation of African, Caribbean, and Black communities in research involving the collection of breast milk/fluids samples. METHODS: We conducted 17 in-depth interviews and three group interviews (n = 10) with HIV+ African, Caribbean and Black women living in Ontario, Canada to explore their cultural beliefs about breast milk/fluids and their acceptance of participating in research that involves the provision of breast fluid samples...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056873/chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-factor-prevalence-in-saint-kitts-and-nevis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Deidra C Crews, Kirk N Campbell, Yang Liu, Odell Bussue, Ingrid Dawkins, Bessie A Young
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in St. Kitts and Nevis, islands of the West Indies, is unknown. We sought to determine estimates of CKD and its risk factors (e.g. diabetes, hypertension and obesity) in St. Kitts and Nevis. METHODS: This was a chronic disease screening program. Three community-based locations in St. Kitts and Nevis were included in the program. Participants were adult community residents aged ≥18 years. The main outcome measures were estimated CKD prevalence (by serum creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and dipstick urine albumin); and estimated prevalence of CKD risk factors (diabetes, hypertension and obesity)...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056515/race-ethnicity-as-a-predictor-for-location-of-death-in-patients-with-acute-neurovascular-events
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Say Salomon, Elizabeth Chuang, Deepa Bhupali, Daniel Labovitz
BACKGROUND: Site of death is an important quality indicator for patients with terminal illness. Racial and ethnic disparities exist in the quality of end-of-life care. This study explores the site of death of patients admitted for and dying of complications of acute neurovascular events in a hospital network in an urban, low-income, predominantly minority community. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to 1 of 3 general hospitals that are part of an academic medical center in Bronx, New York, with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or subarachnoid hemorrhage who died during the index admission or were discharged with hospice services...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055138/aphid-specialization-on-different-summer-hosts-is-associated-with-strong-genetic-differentiation-and-unequal-symbiont-communities-despite-a-common-mating-habitat
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Christoph Vorburger, Jenny Herzog, Romain Rouchet
Specialization on different host plants can promote evolutionary diversification of herbivorous insects. Work on pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) has contributed significantly to the understanding of this process, demonstrating that populations associated with different host plants exhibit performance trade-offs across hosts, show adaptive host choice and genetic differentiation, and possess different communities of bacterial endosymbionts. Populations specialized on different secondary host plants during the parthenogenetic summer generations are also described for the black bean aphid (Aphis fabae complex) and are usually treated as different (morphologically cryptic) subspecies...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045573/disparities-in-retention-in-hiv-care-among-hiv-infected-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-district-of-columbia-2013
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Mercedes M Morales-Alemán, Jenevieve Opoku, Ashley Murray, Yzette Lanier, Michael Kharfen, Madeline Y Sutton
PURPOSE: Among young men who have sex with men (YMSM), aged 13-24 years, blacks/African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for 58% and 21%, respectively, of diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States. In the District of Columbia (DC), YMSM of color are also disproportionately affected by HIV. National goals are that 80% of HIV-infected persons be retained in HIV care. We analyzed DC surveillance data to examine retention among YMSM living with HIV infection in DC...
January 3, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040840/black-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-have-more-advanced-cancer-stage-at-time-of-diagnosis-a-community-based-safety-net-hospital-experience
#10
Chuck Chan, Aristeo Lopez, Garland Castaneda, Taft Bhuket, Benny Liu, Stephen Yee, David Irwin, Robert J Wong
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Disparities in access to care contribute to advanced CRC stage at diagnosis, and these disparities are most pronounced among underserved populations and ethnic minorities. We aim to evaluate race/ethnicity-specific disparities in CRC stage at diagnosis among an ethnically diverse, urban safety-net hospital. We retrospectively evaluated all adult CRC patients diagnosed from January 1, 2009 to October 1, 2015. CRC cases were confirmed by histopathology specimens from biopsies and/or surgical resection...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039314/olfaction-and-risk-of-dementia-in-a-biracial-cohort-of-older-adults
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Kristine Yaffe, Daniel Freimer, Honglei Chen, Keiko Asao, Andrea Rosso, Susan Rubin, Greg Tranah, Steve Cummings, Eleanor Simonsick
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies indicate that olfactory function may be an early marker for cognitive impairment, but the body of evidence has been largely restricted to white populations. METHODS: We studied 2,428 community-dwelling black and white older adults (baseline age 70-79 years) without dementia enrolled in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study. Olfaction was measured as odor identification (OI) with the 12-item Cross Cultural Smell Identification Test in year 3...
December 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036008/food-and-nutrition-insecurity-in-selected-rural-communities-of-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-linking-human-nutrition-and-agriculture
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Laurencia Govender, Kirthee Pillay, Muthulisi Siwela, Albert Modi, Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi
Lack of access to nutritious and balanced diets remains a major impediment to the health and well-being of people living in rural areas. The study utilizes a qualitative systematic approach to conduct an environmental scan and review of scientific literature of studies conducted in South Africa, specifically KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Availability and access to nutritious, diverse and balanced diets were identified as key constraints for achieving food and nutrition security as well as for human health and well-being...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029393/urinary-uromodulin-and-risk-of-urinary-tract-infections-the%C3%A2-cardiovascular-health-study
#13
Pranav S Garimella, Traci M Bartz, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol, Michael G Shlipak, Prasad Devarajan, Michael R Bennett, Mark J Sarnak
BACKGROUND: Laboratory studies suggest that urinary uromodulin, the most common protein in the urine of healthy adults, may protect against urinary tract infection (UTI). Epidemiologic studies evaluating this relationship in humans are lacking. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 953 participants enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Study. PREDICTOR: Uromodulin assayed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in spot urine samples...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028611/comparative-analysis-of-the-gut-microbiota-of-black-bears-in-china-using-high-throughput-sequencing
#14
Can Song, Bochu Wang, Jun Tan, Liancai Zhu, Deshuai Lou, Xiaoxi Cen
The Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) is a protected species from eastern Asia. In China, the Asiatic black bear occurs in 17 provinces from northeast to southwest regions. To date, information on microbial diversity in the gut of the Asiatic black bears from different populations remains limited. To determine the species composition and community structure of the gut microbiota in the Asiatic black bear, we characterized 36 fecal samples from Sichuan, Yunnan, and Heilongjiang provinces, China, by pyrosequencing the 16S V3-V4 hypervariable regions using the Illumina Miseq platform...
December 27, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028436/causes-of-death-in-children-younger-than-five-years-in-china-in-2015-an-updated-analysis
#15
Peige Song, Evropi Theodoratou, Xue Li, Li Liu, Yue Chu, Robert E Black, Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress in reducing the child mortality rate has been made globally in the last two decades. However, for China, the number of children dying from preventable diseases is still very large. It is important to have regularly updated information on the distribution of causes of death (COD) in children to inform policy and research. In this study, we aim to estimate the COD spectrum in children younger than five years old from 2009 to 2015 with a focus on the year 2015 and to provide an updated COD prediction model for China...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027023/interventions-for-healthy-aging-among-mature-black-lesbians-recommendations-gathered-through-community-based-research
#16
Kristie L Seelman, Mary Anne Adams, Tonia Poteat
Black lesbians have unique needs for gerontological services that reflect their experiences of intersectional oppression and resilience. Yet there is a major knowledge gap about interventions that promote healthy aging in this population, as voiced by Black lesbians themselves. To address this need, 100 Black lesbians, ranging in age from 41 to 91, participated in focus groups in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss their experiences of aging, health needs, and recommendations for interventions. Through thematic analysis, we identified six themes related to suggested approaches for healthy aging interventions...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025705/prevalence-and-predictors-of-positive-screening-for-postpartum-depression-in-minority-parturients-in-the-south-bronx
#17
Samfee Doe, Stephen LoBue, Abraham Hamaoui, Shadi Rezai, Cassandra E Henderson, Ray Mercado
It is reported that the rates of perinatal depressive disorders are high in ethnic minority groups from non-English speaking countries. However, very few studies have compared the prevalence of positive screening for postpartum depression (PPD) in minority communities living in an inner city. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence and the predictors of positive screening for postpartum depression in minority parturients in the South Bronx. The study is a chart review of 314 minority parturients, Black or Hispanic, screened for postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) tool...
December 26, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024863/targeting-physical-activity-interventions-for-adults-when-should-intervention-occur
#18
Katelyn M Holliday, Dan Yu Lin, Sujatro Chakladar, Sheila F Castañeda, Martha L Daviglus, Kelly R Evenson, David X Marquez, Qibin Qi, Christina M Shay, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Denise C Vidot, Donglin Zeng, Christy L Avery
Understanding demographic differences in transitions across physical activity (PA) levels is important for informing PA-promoting interventions, yet few studies have examined these transitions in contemporary multi-ethnic adult populations. We estimated age-, race/ethnicity-, and sex-specific 1-year net transition probabilities (NTPs) for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2012, n=11,556) and Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (2008-2011, n=15,585) adult participants using novel Markov-type state transition models developed for cross-sectional data...
December 23, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024459/post-acute-hospital-healthcare-services-for-people-with-mild-stroke-a-scoping-review
#19
Tenelle Hodson, Louise Gustafsson, Petrea Cornwell, Amanda Love
BACKGROUND: People with mild stroke comprise a significant proportion of the overall stroke population. Previously this population has been viewed as having limited impairments, receiving minimal services following hospital discharge. Recent findings demonstrate that the implications of mild stroke are more significant than originally comprehended, warranting further services. OBJECTIVES: To identify the evidence-base regarding services for people with mild stroke, post-acute hospital discharge, that target secondary prevention and/or changes following stroke...
December 26, 2016: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024315/patient-physician-and-health-system-factors-influencing-the-quality-of-antidepressant-and-sedative-prescribing-for-older-community-dwelling-adults
#20
Rian Marie Extavour, Matthew Perri
OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants of potentially inappropriate (PI) antidepressant and anxiolytic/sedative prescribing for older, community-dwelling adults. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Office visits from the 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study measuring associations between various patient and physician factors and prescribing of PI antidepressants, and PI sedatives among elderly, using Beers 2012/2015 criteria, a clinical decision model, and multivariate logistic regressions...
December 26, 2016: Health Services Research
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