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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223769/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-search-of-shared-pathomechanisms
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D Polsek, N Gildeh, D Cash, R Winsky-Sommerer, S C R Williams, F Turkheimer, G D Leschziner, M J Morrell, I Rosenzweig
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a significant public health concern. The incidence continues to rise, and it is set to be over one million in the UK by 2025. The processes involved in the pathogenesis of AD have been shown to overlap with those found in cognitive decline in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Currently, the standard treatment for OSA is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Adherence to treatment can, however, be an issue, especially in patients with dementia. Also, not all patients respond adequately, necessitating the use of additional treatments...
December 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223742/network-analysis-reveals-disrupted-functional-brain-circuitry-in-drug-naive-social-anxiety-disorder
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Xun Yang, Jin Liu, Yajing Meng, Mingrui Xia, Zaixu Cui, Xi Wu, Xinyu Hu, Wei Zhang, Gaolang Gong, Qiyong Gong, John A Sweeney, Yong He
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common and disabling condition characterized by excessive fear and avoidance of public scrutiny. Neuroimaging studies have suggested that the emotional and behavior deficits in SAD are associated with abnormalities in regional brain function and functional connectivity. However, little is known about whether intrinsic functional brain networks in patients with SAD are topologically disrupted. Here, we collected resting-state fMRI data from 33 drug-naive patients with SAD and 32 healthy controls (HC), constructed functional networks with 34 predefined regions based on previous meta-analytic research with task-based fMRI in SAD, and performed network-based statistic and graph-theory analyses...
December 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223625/development-and-validation-of-a-predictive-model-for-excessive-postpartum-blood-loss-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ana Rubio-Álvarez, Milagros Molina-Alarcón, Ángel Arias-Arias, Antonio Hernández-Martínez
BACKGROUND: postpartum haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the use of uterotonics agents as preventive measure, it remains a challenge to identify those women who are at increased risk of postpartum bleeding. OBJECTIVE: to develop and to validate a predictive model to assess the risk of excessive bleeding in women with vaginal birth. DESIGN: retrospective cohorts study. SETTING: "Mancha-Centro Hospital" (Spain)...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223472/-excess-weight-and-abdominal-obesity-in-galician-children-and-adolescents
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Mónica Pérez-Ríos, María Isolina Santiago-Pérez, Rosaura Leis, Ana Martínez, Alberto Malvar, Xurxo Hervada, Jorge Suanzes
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The excess of weight, mainly obesity, during childhood and adolescence increases morbimortality risk in adulthood. The aim of this article is to estimate both the overall prevalence, as well as according to age and gender, of underweight, overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity among schoolchildren aged between 6-15-years-old in the school year 2013-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were taken from a cross-sectional community-based study carried out on a representative sample, by gender and age, of the Galician population aged between 6 and 15 years-old...
December 6, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223178/relative-influence-of-dietary-protein-and-energy-contents-on-lysine-requirements-and-voluntary-feed-intake-of-rainbow-trout-fry
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Mélusine Van Larebeke, Guillaume Dockx, Yvan Larondelle, Xavier Rollin
The effect of dietary digestible protein (DP) and/or digestible energy (DE) levels on lysine (Lys) requirements, Lys utilisation efficiency and voluntary feed intake (VFI) were studied in rainbow trout fry when Lys was the first limiting indispensable amino acid or in excess in the diet. Two trials were conducted at 11·6°C with eighty-one experimental diets, containing 280 g DP/kg DM (low protein (LP), trial 1), 600 g DP/kg DM (high protein (HP), trial 1) or 440 g DP/kg DM (medium protein (MP), trial 2), 17 MJ DE/kg (low energy (LE)), 19·5 MJ DE/kg (medium energy (ME)) or 22 MJ DE/kg (high energy (HE)), and nine Lys levels from deeply deficient to large excess (2·3-36 g/kg DM)...
December 10, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222638/meat-intake-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-analysis-of-the-japan-diabetes-complications-study-jdcs
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Chika Horikawa, Chiemi Kamada, Shiro Tanaka, Sachiko Tanaka, Atsushi Araki, Hideki Ito, Satoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Fujihara, Yukio Yoshimura, Yasuo Ohashi, Yasuo Akanuma, Hirohito Sone
PURPOSE: Excessive meat intake has been researched as a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among healthy adults, but data on this topic in Asian patients with diabetes are sparse. The quantity and variety of available meats vary widely between Asian and Western countries. As part of a nationwide cohort study we investigated the relationship between meat intake and incidence of CVD in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes aged 40-70 years with HbA1c ≥ 6.5%. METHODS: Analyzed were 1353 responders to a baseline dietary survey assessed by the Food Frequency Questionnaire based on food groups...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222520/smoking-and-alcohol-drinking-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-china
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Xiaorong Yang, Xingdong Chen, Maoqiang Zhuang, Ziyu Yuan, Shuping Nie, Ming Lu, Li Jin, Weimin Ye
Previous results regarding the associations between esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC) risk and smoking/alcohol drinking in high-risk areas are inconsistent. We performed a large population-based case-control study from 2010 to 2013 in a high-incidence area of China, and enrolled 1353 ESCC cases and 1961 controls. Data regarding smoking and alcohol drinking were collected via face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire. Odd ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using unconditional logistic regression models...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221814/use-of-interventional-radiology-as-initial-hemorrhage-control-to-improve-outcomes-for-potentially-lethal-multiple-blunt-injuries
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Hiroyuki Otsuka, Toshiki Sato, Keiji Sakurai, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Shinichi Iizuka, Sadaki Inokuchi
INTRODUCTION: Recently, trauma management has been markedly improved with interventional radiology (IVR) and damage-control strategies. However, the indications for its use in hemodynamically unstable patients with severe trauma remains unclear. In some cases, IVR may be more effective than surgery for damage-control hemostasis; however, performing IVR in life-threatening trauma settings is challenging. To address this, we practiced and evaluated a trauma-management system with emergency physicians who trained for both severe trauma management, and techniques of surgery and IVR...
December 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221776/sleep-characteristics-associated-with-drowsy-driving
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Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Young Hwangbo, Won-Joo Kim, Min Kyung Chu, Chang-Ho Yun, Kwang Ik Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate sleep characteristics associated with drowsy driving in an adult population. METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 1675 adults aged 19 years or older who completed a population-based questionnaire survey on sleep habits. Experiences of drowsy driving were obtained from self-reported data. We investigated sleep-related variables including sleep duration, sleep efficiency, chronotype, subjective sleep perception, daytime sleepiness, sleep quality, and snoring...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221627/alkaline-diet-and-metabolic-acidosis-practical-approaches-to-the-nutritional-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Larissa Rodrigues Neto Angéloco, Gabriela Cristina Arces de Souza, Elen Almeida Romão, Paula Garcia Chiarello
The kidneys play an extremely important role in maintaining the body acid-base balance by excreting nonvolatile acids and regenerating and reabsorbing bicarbonate in the kidney tubules. As the individual loses their kidney function, renal excretion of nonvolatile acid produced by metabolism of the diet is impaired, resulting in low-grade metabolic acidosis. With this in mind, it is relevant to better understand the dietary aspects related to the acid-base balance in chronic kidney disease metabolic acidosis and try to provide possible strategies for the nutritional management of these cases...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221567/iodine-in-dairy-milk-sources-concentrations-and-importance-to-human-health
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Olivia L van der Reijden, Michael B Zimmermann, Valeria Galetti
Milk and dairy products are major iodine sources in industrialized countries. However, consumption of milk and dairy, as well as their iodine concentrations, vary widely, making them an unpredictable iodine source. Milk iodine concentrations in industrialized countries range from 33 to 534 μg/L and are influenced by the iodine intake of dairy cows, goitrogen intake, milk yield, season, teat dipping with iodine-containing disinfectants, type of farming and processing. We estimate milk and dairy contribute ≈13-64% of the recommended daily iodine intake based on country-specific food intake data...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221398/a-multiscale-transport-model-for-non-classical-nanochannel-electroosmosis
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Ravi Bhadauria, N R Aluru
We present a multiscale model describing the electroosmotic flow (EOF) in nanoscale channels involving high surface charge liquid-solid interfaces. The departure of the EOF velocity profiles from classical predictions is explained by the non-classical charge distribution in the confined direction including charge inversion, reduced mobility of interfacial counter-ions, and subsequent enhancement of the local viscosity. The excess component of the local solvent viscosity is modeled by the local application of the Fuoss-Onsager theory and the Hubbard-Onsager electro-hydrodynamic equation based dielectric friction theory...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219299/highly-proton-conductive-polyelectrolyte-membranes-with-unusual-water-swelling-behavior-based-on-triptycene-containing-poly-arylene-ether-sulfone-multiblock-copolymers
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Joseph Aboki, Benxin Jing, Shuangjiang Luo, Yingxi Zhu, Liang Zhu, Ruilan Guo
Multiblock poly(arylene ether sulfone) copolymers are attractive for polyelectrolyte membrane fuel cell applications due to their reportedly improved proton conductivity under partially hydrated conditions and better mechanical/thermal stability compared to Nafion®. However, the long hydrophilic sequences required to achieve high conductivity usually lead to excessive water uptake and swelling which degrade membrane dimensional stability. Herein we report a fundamentally new approach to address this grand challenge by introducing shape-persistent triptycene units into the hydrophobic sequences of multiblock copolymers, which induce strong supramolecular chain threading and interlocking interactions that effectively suppress the water swelling...
December 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219101/health-effects-of-milder-winters-a-review-of-evidence-from-the-united-kingdom
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REVIEW
Shakoor Hajat
Cold-related mortality and morbidity remains an important public health problem in the UK and elsewhere. Health burdens have often reported to be higher in the UK compared to other countries with colder climates, however such assessments are usually based on comparison of excess winter mortality indices, which are subject to biases. Daily time-series regression or case-crossover studies provide the best evidence of the acute effects of cold exposure. Such studies report a 6% increase in all-cause deaths in England & Wales for every 1 °C fall in daily mean temperature within the top 5% of the coldest days...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218756/weight-suppression-but-not-symptom-improvement-predicts-weight-gain-during-inpatient-treatment-for-bulimia-nervosa
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Johannes Baltasar Hessler, Alice Diedrich, Martin Greetfeld, Sandra Schlegl, Caroline Schwartz, Ulrich Voderholzer
OBJECTIVE: Fear of gaining weight is a common obstacle to seeking treatment for bulimia nervosa (BN). We investigated changes in body mass index (BMI) during inpatient treatment for BN in relation to treatment outcome and weight suppression (WS). METHODS: Female inpatients of a specialized eating disorders clinic were grouped as deteriorated/unchanged, reliably improved, and clinically significantly improved based on Eating Disorder Inventory-2 scores. Repeated measures ANOVA was employed to examine changes in BMI between admission and discharge depending on treatment outcome and WS...
December 8, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218660/how-bariatric-surgery-affects-liver-volume-and-fat-density-in-nafld-patients
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Ran B Luo, Toshiaki Suzuki, Jonathan C Hooker, Yesenia Covarrubias, Alexandra Schlein, Shanglei Liu, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Scott B Reeder, Luke M Funk, Jacob A Greenberg, Guilherme M Campos, Bryan J Sandler, Santiago Horgan, Claude B Sirlin, Garth R Jacobsen
INTRODUCTION: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an epidemic in the obese population. Bariatric surgery is known to reverse multiple metabolic complications of obesity such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, and NAFLD, but the timing of liver changes has not been well described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an IRB-approved, two-institutional prospective study. Bariatric patients received MRIs at baseline and after a pre-operative liquid diet. Liver biopsies were performed during surgery and if NAFLD positive, the patients received MRIs at 1, 3, and 6 months...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217819/association-between-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-age-overweight-and-structural-mri-patterns-in-901-subjects
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Johanna Hoffmann, Deborah Janowitz, Sandra Van der Auwera, Katharina Wittfeld, Matthias Nauck, Nele Friedrich, Mohamad Habes, Christos Davatzikos, Jan Terock, Martin Bahls, Annemarie Goltz, Angela Kuhla, Henry Völzke, Hans Jörgen Grabe
Serum neuron-specific enolase (sNSE) is considered a marker for neuronal damage, related to gray matter structures. Previous studies indicated its potential as marker for structural and functional damage in conditions with adverse effects to the brain like obesity and dementia. In the present study, we investigated the putative association between sNSE levels, body mass index (BMI), total gray matter volume (GMV), and magnetic resonance imaging-based indices of aging as well as Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like patterns...
December 8, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217131/omega-loop-gastric-bypass-is-more-effective-for-weight-loss-but-negatively-impacts-liver-enzymes-a-registry-based-comprehensive-first-year-analysis
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Hadar Spivak, Yaron Munz, Moshe Rubin, Itamar Raz, Tamy Shohat, Orit Blumenfeld
BACKGROUND: The impact of omega-loop gastric bypass (OLGB) on weight loss and liver enzymes remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the impact of sleeve gastrectomy (SG), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and OLGB on weight loss and liver enzyme levels. SETTING: National Bariatric Surgery Registry. METHODS: The study included 10,675 cases of SG, 1590 cases of RYGB, and 469 cases of OLGB that had available baseline and 1-year (12 ± 2 mo) follow-up data...
November 9, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215487/mortality-among-hardmetal-production-workers-pooled-analysis-of-cohort-data-from-an-international-investigation
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Gary M Marsh, Jeanine M Buchanich, Sarah Zimmerman, Yimeng Liu, Lauren C Balmert, Jessica Graves, Kathleen J Kennedy, Nurtan A Esmen, Hanns Moshammer, Peter Morfeld, Thomas Erren, Juliane Valérie Groß, Mei Yong, Magnus Svartengren, Hakan Westberg, Damien McElvenny, John W Cherrie
OBJECTIVES: Based on a pooled analysis of data from an international study, evaluate total and cause-specific mortality among hardmetal production workers with emphasis on lung cancer. METHODS: Study members were 32,354 workers from three companies and 17 manufacturing sites in five countries. We computed standardized mortality ratios and evaluated exposure-response via relative risk regression analysis. RESULTS: Among long-term workers, we observed overall deficits or slight excesses in deaths for total mortality, all cancers, and lung cancer and found no evidence of any exposure-response relationships for lung cancer...
December 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215327/factors-modifying-the-radon-related-lung-cancer-risk-at-low-exposures-and-exposure-rates-among-german-uranium-miners
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M Kreuzer, C Sobotzki, M Schnelzer, N Fenske
It is still not fully understood whether and how factors such as time, age and smoking modify the relationship between lung cancer and radon at low exposures and exposure rates. Improved knowledge is necessary for the dose conversion of radon in working level month (WLM) into effective dose, as currently discussed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). An update of the German uranium miner cohort study (n = 58,974 men) with a 10-year extension of mortality follow-up (1946-2013) was used to further examine this issue...
December 7, 2017: Radiation Research
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