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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352707/prenatal-exposure-to-lead-in-france-cord-blood-levels-and-associated-factors-results-from-the-perinatal-component-of-the-french-longitudinal-study-since-childhood-elfe
#1
Abdessattar Saoudi, Clémentine Dereumeaux, Sarah Goria, Bénédicte Berat, Serge Brunel, Marie Pecheux, Perrine de Crouy-Chanel, Abdelkrim Zeghnoun, Loïc Rambaud, Vérène Wagner, Alain le Tertre, Clémence Fillol, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Laurence Guldner
BACKGROUND: As a result of the ban on lead in gasoline on 2nd January 2000, the French population's exposure to lead has decreased in recent years. However, because of the acknowledged harmful cognitive effects of lead even at low levels, lead exposure remains a major public health issue. In France, few biomonitoring data are available for exposure to lead in pregnant women and newborn. The purpose of the perinatal component of the French human biomonitoring (HBM) program was to describe levels of various biomarkers of exposure to several environmental pollutants, including lead, among mother-baby pairs...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352608/differences-in-lung-injury-after-imrt-or-proton-therapy-assessed-by-18fdg-pet-imaging
#2
Nadya Shusharina, Zhongxing Liao, Radhe Mohan, Amy Liu, Andrzej Niemierko, Noah Choi, Thomas Bortfeld
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To compare lung injury among non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with IMRT or proton therapy as revealed by 18F-FDG post-treatment uptake and to determine factors predictive for clinically symptomatic radiation pneumonitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For 83 patients treated with IMRT or proton therapy, planning CT and follow up 18F-FDG PET-CT were analyzed. Post-treatment PET-CT was aligned with planning CT to establish a voxel-to-voxel correspondence between PET and planning dose images...
January 15, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352071/worsening-renal-function-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-aggressive-diuresis-is-not-associated-with-tubular-injury
#3
Tariq Ahmad, Keyanna Jackson, Veena S Rao, W H Wilson Tang, Meredith A Brisco-Bacik, Horng H Chen, G Michael Felker, Adrian F Hernandez, Christopher M O'Connor, Venkata S Sabbisetti, Joseph V Bonventre, F Perry Wilson, Steven G Coca, Jeffrey M Testani
Background -Worsening renal function (WRF) in the setting of aggressive diuresis for acute heart failure (AHF) treatment may reflect renal tubular injury or simply indicate a hemodynamic or functional change in glomerular filtration. Well-validated tubular injury biomarkers-NAG, NGAL, and KIM-1- are now available that can quantify the degree of renal tubularinjury. The ROSE-AHF trial provides an experimental platform for the study of mechanisms of WRF during aggressive diuresis for AHF, as the ROSE-AHF protocol dictated high dose loop diuretic therapy in all patients...
January 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351821/reliability-of-the-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-rules-for-assessing-sleep-depth-in-clinical-practice
#4
Magdy Younes, Samuel T Kuna, Allan I Pack, James K Walsh, Clete A Kushida, Bethany Staley, Grace W Pien
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has published manuals for scoring polysomnograms that recommend time spent in non-rapid eye movement sleep stages (stage N1, N2, and N3 sleep) be reported. Given the well-established large interrater variability in scoring stage N1 and N3 sleep, we determined the range of time in stage N1 and N3 sleep scored by a large number of technologists when compared to reasonably estimated true values. METHODS: Polysomnograms of 70 females were scored by 10 highly trained sleep technologists, two each from five different academic sleep laboratories...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351738/oscillometric-blood-pressure-by-age-and-height-for-non-overweight-children-and-adolescents-in-lubumbashi-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Emmanuel Kiyana Muyumba, Dophra Ngoy Nkulu, Clarence Kaut Mukeng, Jacques Mbaz Musung, Placide Kambola Kakoma, Christian Ngama Kakisingi, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Françoise Kaj Malonga, Justin Kalungwe Kizonde, Olivier Mukuku, Weili Yan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of hypertension in children is complex because based on normative values by sex, age and height, and these values vary depending on the environment. Available BP references used, because of the absence of local data, do not correspond to our pediatric population. Accordingly, our study aimed to provide the BP threshold for children and adolescents in Lubumbashi (DRC) and to compare them with German (KIGGS study), Polish (OLAF study) and Chinese (CHNS study) references...
January 19, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351561/preconception-use-of-cart-by-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-increases-the-risk-of-infants-being-born-small-for-gestational-age
#6
Ingrid J M Snijdewind, Colette Smit, Mieke H Godfried, Rachel Bakker, Jeannine F J B Nellen, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Elisabeth van Leeuwen, Peter Reiss, Eric A P Steegers, Marchina E van der Ende
BACKGROUND: The benefits of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-positive pregnant women (improved maternal health and prevention of mother to child transmission [pMTCT]) currently outweigh the adverse effects due to cART. As the variety of cART increases, however, the question arises as to which type of cART is safest for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. We studied the effect of timing and exposure to different classes of cART on adverse birth outcomes in a large HIV cohort in the Netherlands...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351331/the-association-between-previous-and-future-severe-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-updating-the-literature-using-robust-statistical-methodology
#7
Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Hui Xie, Mahyar Etminan, Kate Johnson, J Mark FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: There is minimal evidence on the extent to which the occurrence of a severe acute exacerbation of COPD that results in hospitalization affects the subsequent disease course. Previous studies on this topic did not generate causally-interpretable estimates. Our aim was to use corrected methodology to update previously reported estimates of the associations between previous and future exacerbations in these patients. METHODS: Using administrative health data in British Columbia, Canada (1997-2012), we constructed a cohort of patients with at least one severe exacerbation, defined as an episode of inpatient care with the main diagnosis of COPD based on international classification of diseases (ICD) codes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351184/cleft-palate-repair-does-hospital-case-volume-impact-outcomes-or-cost
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Ari M Wes, Daniel Mazzaferro, Sanjay Naran, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
BACKGROUND: How hospital case-volume affects operative outcomes and cost continues to grow in importance. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship of case volume with operative outcomes and cost in cleft palate repair. METHODS: Subjects undergoing cleft palate repair between 2004 and 2015 were identified in the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS). Outcomes were compared between two exposure groups, those undergoing treatment at a high-volume institution (>85th percentile; >60 cases per year), and those undergoing treatment at a low-volume institution...
January 12, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351158/physical-performance-measures-of-flexibility-hip-strength-lower-limb-power-and-trunk-endurance-in-healthy-navy-cadets-normative-data-and-differences-between-sex-and-limb-dominance
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Thiago Jambo Alves Lopes, Milena Simic, Daniel de Souza Alves, Priscila Dos Santos Bunn, Allan Inoue Rodrigues, Bruno de Souza Terra, Maicom da Silva Lima, Fabrício Miranda Ribeiro, Patrick Vilão, Evangelos Pappas
The objectives were to provide normative data on commonly used physical performance tests that may be associated with musculoskeletal injuries in Navy cadets, and assess for sex and limb dominance differences. A large cohort of Navy cadets were assessed for physical performance tests of flexibility (ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and sit and reach), isometric hip strength, lower limb power (single leg hop), and trunk endurance (plank and side plank tests). Besides providing normative data tables, sex and limb dominance differences were assessed by a two-way mixed ANOVA...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350459/nourish-t-targeting-caregivers-to-improve-health-behaviors-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-with-obesity
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Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Linda J Ewing, Esther Davila, Courtney Lynn, Gregory Hale, Suzanne Mazzeo
BACKGROUND: Obesity rates in pediatric cancer survivors (PCS) are alarmingly high. Although healthy lifestyle changes may prevent future health complications, promoting healthy behaviors in PCS is challenging, and few interventions have successfully addressed this issue. PROCEDURE: This randomized control trial evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a parent-focused six-session intervention, NOURISH-T (Nourishing Our Understanding of Role Modeling to Improve Support and Health for Healthy Transitions), compared with enhanced usual care (EUC) on the outcomes of caregiver and PCS anthropometric measurements, eating behaviors, and physical activity...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350347/low-birth-weight-is-a-conditioning-factor-for-podocyte-alteration-and-steroid-dependance-in-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Giovanni Conti, Dominique De Vivo, Claudia Fede, Stefania Arasi, Angela Alibrandi, Roberto Chimenz, Domenico Santoro
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (LBW) is associated with reduced nephron endowment. Clinical-pathologic features of post adaptive focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have been observed in subjects with prematurity and very LBW. METHODS: We aimed to investigate the correlation between LBW and outcome in a cohort of 89 children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) (2-12 years-old at onset, followed for > 3 years), of whom 21 with LBW (birth weight < 10th percentile for gestational age, gender, ethnicity, and maternal parity or birth weight < 2500 g)...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350191/a-prospective-gating-method-to-acquire-a-diverse-set-of-free-breathing-ct-images-for-model-based-4dct
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Dylan O'Connell, Dan Ruan, David H Thomas, Tai H Dou, John H Lewis, Anand P Santhanam, Percy P Lee, Daniel A Low
Breathing motion modeling requires observation of tissues at sufficiently distinct respiratory states for proper 4D characterization. This work proposes a method to improve sampling of the breathing cycle with limited imaging dose. We designed and tested a prospective free-breathing acquisition protocol with a simulation using datasets from 5 patients imaged with a model-based 4DCT technique. Each dataset contained 25 free-breathing fast helical CT scans with simultaneous breathing surrogate measurements...
January 19, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349944/investigation-of-clinical-and-pathological-relationships-between-adult-and-pediatric-type-nash-in-korean-children
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Jungmin Yoon, Byung Han Park, Ja Hye Kim, Jin Hwa Moon, Young Ho Lee, Se Min Jang, Yong Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Histologically, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is categorized into adult-type (type 1) and pediatric-type (type 2). The origination of the histological difference between the two types and how they differ clinically remain uncertain. We aimed to understand the incidence and clinical characteristics of the two types of NASH in Korean children, and to investigate the association between their pathological type and clinical characteristics, using anthropometric and laboratory data...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349279/parental-population-exposure-to-historical-socioeconomic-and-political-periods-and-grand-child-s-birth-weight-in-the-lifeways-cross-generation-cohort-study-in-the-republic-of-ireland
#14
Cilia Mejia-Lancheros, John Mehegan, Ricardo Segurado, Celine Murrin, Cecily Kelleher
Exposure to deprived socioeconomic conditions during the peri-conception and early childhood periods can have a negative long-term impact on individuals' health and that of their progeny. We aimed to examine whether relatives' birth period affected index-child (grand-child) birthweight status in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort in the Republic of Ireland. Participants were 943 mothers and offspring, 890 fathers, 938 maternal grandmothers (MGM), 700 maternal grandfathers (MGF) 537 paternal grandmothers (PGM) and 553 paternal grandfathers (PGF)...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349217/the-mothers-on-respect-mor-index-measuring-quality-safety-and-human-rights-in-childbirth
#15
Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Nicholas Rubashkin, Kelsey Martin, Zoe Miller-Vedam, Hermine Hayes-Klein, Ganga Jolicoeur
Background: Abuse of human rights in childbirth are documented in low, middle and high resource countries. A systematic review across 34 countries by the WHO Research Group on the Treatment of Women During Childbirth concluded that there is no consensus at a global level on how disrespectful maternity care is measured. In British Columbia, a community-led participatory action research team developed a survey tool that assesses women's experiences with maternity care, including disrespect and discrimination...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349103/wildfire-spread-hazard-and-exposure-metric-raster-grids-for-central-catalonia
#16
Fermín J Alcasena, Alan A Ager, Michele Salis, Michelle A Day, Cristina Vega-Garcia
We provide 40 m resolution wildfire spread, hazard and exposure metric raster grids for the 0.13 million ha fire-prone Bages County in central Catalonia (northeastern Spain) corresponding to node influence grid (NIG), crown fraction burned (CFB) and fire transmission to residential houses (TR). Fire spread and behavior data (NIG, CFB and fire perimeters) were generated with fire simulation modeling considering wildfire season extreme fire weather conditions (97th percentile). Moreover, CFB was also generated for prescribed fire (Rx) mild weather conditions...
April 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347948/prenatal-exposure-to-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-child-overweight-obesity-at-5-year-follow-up-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Hilde B Lauritzen, Tricia L Larose, Torbjørn Øien, Torkjel M Sandanger, Jon Ø Odland, Margot van de Bor, Geir W Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), may influence offspring weight gain. More prospective epidemiological studies are needed to compliment the growing body of evidence from animal studies. METHODS: Serum from 412 pregnant Norwegian and Swedish women participating in a Scandinavian prospective cohort study were collected in 1986-88, and analyses of two perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and five organochlorines (OCs) were conducted...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346793/epicardial-fat-thickness-in-non-obese-neurologically-impaired-children-association-with-unfavorable-cardiometabolic-risk-profile
#18
Valeria Calcaterra, Hellas Cena, Pietro Mariano Casali, Gianluca Iacobellis, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Annalisa de Silvestri, Calogero Comparato, Gloria Pelizzo
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk is reported in disabled children and epicardial fat (EF) is considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). No data on the EF thickness (EFT) evaluation in disabled children have been published. OBJECTIVE: We investigated EFT in neurologically impaired (NI) children; its relationship with their metabolic profile was also considered. METHODS: Clinical data, body composition estimation, biochemical profile, and ultrasound-measured EFT were performed in 32 disabled patients (12...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346791/social-and-behavioural-determinants-of-the-difference-in-survival-among-older-adults-in-japan-and-england
#19
Jun Aida, Noriko Cable, Paola Zaninotto, Toru Tsuboya, Georgios Tsakos, Yusuke Matsuyama, Kanade Ito, Ken Osaka, Katsunori Kondo, Michael G Marmot, Richard G Watt
BACKGROUND: A rapidly ageing population presents major challenges to health and social care services. Cross-country comparative studies on survival among older adults are limited. In addition, Japan, the country with the longest life expectancy, is rarely included in these cross-country comparisons. OBJECTIVE: We examined the relative contributions of social and behavioural factors on the differences in survival among older people in Japan and England. METHODS: We used data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES; n = 13,176) and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA; n = 5,551) to analyse all-cause mortality up to 9...
January 18, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345404/individual-variability-in-response-to-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibition-predicts-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-primary-care-cohort-study
#20
Ellen M Apperloo, Michelle J Pena, Dick de Zeeuw, Petra Denig, Hiddo Jl Heerspink
AIMS: Variability in response to Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAAS) inhibition has been shown in clinical trials but its occurrence and impact in clinical practice are unknown. We assessed variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and albuminuria (UACR) responses in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus initiating RAAS inhibition, and assessed the association of response variability with cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study in patients with type 2 diabetes who started RAAS inhibition between 2007 and 2013 (n=1600) were identified from general practices in the Netherlands...
January 18, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
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