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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779250/soy-protein-supplement-intake-for-12-months-has-no-effect-on-sexual-maturation-and-may-improve-nutritional-status-in-pre-pubertal-children
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Sandra M Duitama, Javier Zurita, Diana Cordoba, Paola Duran, Leopold Ilag, Wilson Mejia
AIM: To evaluate the intake of a soy protein-based supplement (SPS) and its effects on the sexual maturation and nutritional status of prepubertal children who consumed it for a year. METHODS: Healthy children (n = 51) were recruited and randomly assigned to consume the lunch fruit juice with (n = 29) or without (n = 22) addition of 45 g of a commercial soy protein-based supplement (SPS) over 12 months. Nutritional assessment including anthropometry (bodyweight, height, triceps skinfold thickness, mid-upper arm circumference), body mass index (BMI), upper arm muscle area, arm muscle circumference, upper arm area, upper arm fat area data were derived from measures using usual procedures; age and gender-specific percentiles were used as reference...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779040/association-between-unexplained-thickened-nuchal-translucency-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
#2
Santee Tiyatha, Sirinart Sirilert, Ratanaporn Sekararithi, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between unexplained increased nuchal translucency (INT) and adverse pregnancy outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective database of our fetal down screening project was accessed to retrieve the records with NT measurement and complete follow-up. Pregnancies with pre-existing medical diseases, fetal chromosomal or structural abnormalities were excluded. The selected pregnancies were classified into the INT groups (> 95th percentile), the normal (< 95th percentile) group...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778434/implementation-of-multimodal-infection-control-and-hand-hygiene-strategies-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-greece-a-cross-sectional-benchmarking-survey
#3
Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Eirini Astrinaki, Argyri Messaritaki, Achilleas Gikas
BACKGROUND: In this first attempt to suggest achievable standards for improvement in hospital infection prevention and control (IPC) in Greece, we assessed main IPC structure and process indicators emphasizing hand hygiene. METHODS: Acute-care hospitals across the country participated in a cross-sectional survey by completing the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-assessment Framework (HHSAF) and by providing hospital-level IPC indicators. RESULTS: Seventeen hospitals completed the survey, comprising 14% of the country's public hospitals...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778151/regionalization-based-on-spatial-and-seasonal-variation-in-ground-level-ozone-concentrations-across-china
#4
Linjun Cheng, Shuai Wang, Zhengyu Gong, Hong Li, Qi Yang, Yeyao Wang
Owing to the vast territory of China and strong regional characteristic of ozone pollution, it's desirable for policy makers to have a targeted and prioritized regulation and ozone pollution control strategy in China based on scientific evidences. It's important to assess its current pollution status as well as spatial and temporal variation patterns across China. Recent advances of national monitoring networks provide an opportunity to insight the actions of ozone pollution. Here, we present rotated empirical orthogonal function (REOF) analysis that was used on studying the spatiotemporal characteristics of daily ozone concentrations...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776961/mr-proadm-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-danami-3-a-danish-study-of-optimal-acute-treatment-of-patients-with-stemi-substudy
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Alexander C Falkentoft, Rasmus Rørth, Kasper Iversen, Dan E Høfsten, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Martin Frydland, Mikkel M Schoos, Steffen Helqvist, Anna Axelsson, Peter Clemmensen, Erik Jørgensen, Kari Saunamäki, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Frants Pedersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Klaus F Kofoed, Jens P Goetze, Thomas Engstrøm, Lars Køber
BACKGROUND: Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has demonstrated prognostic potential after myocardial infarction (MI). Yet, the prognostic value of MR-proADM at admission has not been examined in patients with ST-segment-elevation MI (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The aim of this substudy, DANAMI-3 (The Danish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction), was to examine the associations of admission concentrations of MR-proADM with short- and long-term mortality and hospital admission for heart failure in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776474/correlates-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviors-among-overweight-hispanic-school-aged-children
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Kimberly R Hartson, Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, Claudia R Amura, Sarah Schmiege
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore potential correlates of physical activity and sedentary screen time behaviors among overweight Hispanic school-aged children, ages 7 to 14years. DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted an exploratory correlation analysis using baseline data of 40 child-parent dyads from the "Mind Exercise Nutrition Do It!" program conducted in the Western United States. RESULTS: Child self-esteem and parental vegetable intake were moderately associated with physical activity, while parental vegetable intake and child fruit intake were strongly associated with physical activity among males...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775443/-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-marker-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Tomasz Drożdż, Przemko Kwinta, Zbigniew Kordon, Krystyna Sztefko, Andrzej Rudziński, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Monika Miklaszewska, Danuta Czarnecka, Dorota Drożdż
Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common organ damage in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a marker of heart injury in children with CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 66 children (41 boys and 25 girls) aged 0.7 to 18.6 (median 11.6) years with CKD stage 1-5. The concentrations of urea, creatinine, cystatin C and BNP in blood serum were assessed, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated from the Schwartz and Filler formulas...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775432/estimating-usual-dietary-in-take-from-national-health-and-nut-rition-examination-survey-data-using-the-national-cancer-institute-method
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Kristen A Herrick, Lauren M Rossen, Ruth Parsons, Kevin W Dodd
Dietary recommendations are intended to be met based on dietary intake over long periods, as associations between diet and health result from habitual intake, not a single eating occasion or day of intake. Measuring usual intake directly is impractical for large population-based surveys due to the respondent burden associated with reporting habitual intake over longer periods. Therefore, analytical techniques were developed to estimate usual intake using as few as 2 days of 24-hour dietary recall data. With National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, this report demonstrates how to estimate usual intake using the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...
February 2018: Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, Data Evaluation and Methods Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775081/reference-values-of-left-heart-echocardiographic-dimensions-and-mass-in-male-peri-pubertal-athletes
#9
Elena Cavarretta, Francesco Maffessanti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Federico Quaranta, Antonia Nigro, Monia Minati, Marco Rebecchi, Chiara Fossati, Leonardo Calò, Fabio Pigozzi
Background Several articles have proposed reference values in healthy paediatric subjects, but none of them has evaluated a large population of healthy trained adolescents. Design The study purpose was to establish normal echocardiographic measurements of left heart (aortic root, left atrium and left ventricular dimensions and mass) in relation to age, weight, height, body mass index, body surface area and training hours in this specific population. Methods We retrospectively evaluated 2151 consecutive, healthy, peri-pubertal athletes (100% male, mean age 12...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774463/early-cardiovascular-manifestations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-study
#10
Vasiliki Karava, Cherine Benzouid, Julien Hogan, Claire Dossier, André Pierre Denjean, Georges Deschênes
BACKGROUND: This study aims to describe the cardiovascular manifestations in children with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and detect their relation with kidney disease and type of gene mutation. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (7 to 19 years old) were included. Cardiovascular evaluation involved blood pressure (BP), indexed left ventricular mass (LVMI), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) measurement. Patients were classified according to percentile reference values of these parameters in healthy children...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773970/face-preferences-for-infant-and-adult-directed-speakers-in-infants-of-depressed-and-nondepressed-mothers-association-with-infant-cognitive-development
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Peter S Kaplan, Ryan M Asherin, Jo M Vogeli, Shiva M Fekri, Kathryn E Scheyer, Kevin D Everhart
Face preferences for speakers of infant-directed and adult-directed speech (IDS and ADS) were investigated in 4- to 13.5-month-old infants of depressed and non-depressed mothers. Following 1-min of exposure to an ID or AD speaker (order counterbalanced), infants had an immediate paired-comparison test with a still, silent image of the familiarized versus a novel face. In the test phase, ID face preference ratios were significantly lower in infants of depressed than non-depressed mothers. Infants' ID face preference ratios, but not AD face preference ratios, correlated with their percentile scores on the cognitive ( Cog ) scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant & Toddler Development (3rd Edition; BSID III), assessed concurrently...
May 2018: Infancy: the Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771944/intraocular-pressure-and-its-normal-range-adjusted-for-ocular-and-systemic-parameters-the-beijing-eye-study-2011
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Ya Xing Wang, Liang Xu, Wen Bin Wei, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To examine the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) in a normal population and the associations of IOP with other ocular and systemic parameters. METHODS: Out of 3468 participants of the population-based cross-sectional Beijing Eye Study 2011 we selected those individuals without glaucomatous optic neuropathy. The study particpants underwent a detailed ophthalmologic and systemic examination. IOP was measured by air puff non-contact tonometry. RESULTS: The study included 3135 eyes of 3135 participants with a mean age of 64...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771683/an-individualized-strategy-to-estimate-the-effect-of-deformable-registration-uncertainty-on-accumulated-dose-in-the-upper-abdomen
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Yibing Wang, Steven F Petit, Eliana Vasquez Osorio, Vikas Gupta, Alejandra Méndez Romero, Ben J M Heijmen
In the abdomen, it is challenging to assess the accuracy of deformable image registration (DIR) for individual patients, due to the lack of clear anatomical landmarks, which can hamper clinical applications that require high accuracy DIR, such as adaptive radiotherapy. In this study, we propose and evaluate a methodology for estimating the impact of uncertainties in DIR on calculated accumulated dose in the upper abdomen, in order to aid decision making in adaptive treatment approaches. &#13; Sixteen liver metastasis patients treated with SBRT were evaluated...
May 17, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770730/testing-hypotheses-under-adaptive-randomization-with-continuous-covariates-in-clinical-trials
#14
Xiaoming Li, Jianhui Zhou, Feifang Hu
Covariate-adaptive designs are widely used to balance covariates and maintain randomization in clinical trials. Adaptive designs for discrete covariates and their asymptotic properties have been well studied in the literature. However, important continuous covariates are often involved in clinical studies. Simply discretizing or categorizing continuous covariates can result in loss of information. The current understanding of adaptive designs with continuous covariates lacks a theoretical foundation as the existing works are entirely based on simulations...
January 1, 2018: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769821/validity-and-reliability-of-surface-electromyography-measurements-from-a-wearable-athlete-performance-system
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Scott K Lynn, Casey M Watkins, Megan A Wong, Katherine Balfany, Daniel F Feeney
The Athos ® wearable system integrates surface electromyography (sEMG ) electrodes into the construction of compression athletic apparel. The Athos system reduces the complexity and increases the portability of collecting EMG data and provides processed data to the end user. The objective of the study was to determine the reliability and validity of Athos as compared with a research grade sEMG system. Twelve healthy subjects performed 7 trials on separate days (1 baseline trial and 6 repeated trials). In each trial subjects wore the wearable sEMG system and had a research grade sEMG system's electrodes placed just distal on the same muscle, as close as possible to the wearable system's electrodes...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769802/who-height-charts-can-be-safely-substituted-when-calculating-bp-z-scores-in-a-north-american-clinic-setting
#16
Celia J Rodd, Daniel L Metzger, Atul K Sharma
Objectives: The Public Health Agency of Canada has officially adopted growth charts from the World Health Organization (WHO); nevertheless, North American blood pressure (BP) Z-scores and percentiles still depend on height Z-scores based on growth charts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which may differ significantly, particularly in toddlers. Since many practitioners simply replace CDC height scores with WHO equivalents for diagnosing hypertension, we explore the impact of this substitution on BP Z-scores in real-world BPs measured on more than 22,000 children aged 2 to 18 years...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767754/mid-luteal-progesterone-a-marker-of-treatment-outcomes-in-couples-with-unexplained-infertility
#17
Karl R Hansen, Esther Eisenberg, Valerie Baker, Micah J Hill, Sixia Chen, Sara Talken, Michael P Diamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter Casson, Gregory M Christman, Nanette Santoro, Heping Zhang, Robert A Wild
Context: Adequate luteal phase progesterone exposure is necessary to induce endometrial changes required for a successful pregnancy outcome. The relationship between low mid-luteal progesterone concentration and the outcome of live birth in ovarian stimulation with intrauterine insemination (OS-IUI) treatments is not defined. Objective: To determine the level of mid-luteal progesterone portending a low chance of live birth following OS-IUI in couples with unexplained infertility...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767620/quantile-regression-analysis-of-language-and-interpregnancy-interval-in-quebec-canada
#18
Nathalie Auger, Lucien Lemieux, Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand, Amadou Diogo Barry, André Costopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Short and long interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes such as miscarriage and preterm delivery, but cultural differences in interpregnancy intervals are understudied. Identifying cultural inequality in interpregnancy intervals is necessary to improve maternal-child outcomes. We assessed interpregnancy intervals for Anglophones and Francophones in Quebec. METHODS: We obtained birth records for all infants born in Quebec, 1989-2011...
May 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767329/validity-of-the-eq-5d-5l-and-reference-norms-for-the-spanish-population
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Gimena Hernandez, Olatz Garin, Yolanda Pardo, Gemma Vilagut, Àngels Pont, Mónica Suárez, Montse Neira, Luís Rajmil, Inigo Gorostiza, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Juan Cabases, Jordi Alonso, Montse Ferrer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The EuroQol 5 dimensions 5 levels (EQ-5D-5L) is the new version of EQ-5D, developed to improve its discriminatory capacity. This study aims to evaluate the construct validity of the Spanish version and provide index and dimension population-based reference norms for the new EQ-5D-5L. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2011/2012 Spanish National Health Survey, with a representative sample (n = 20,587) of non-institutionalized Spanish adults (≥ 18 years)...
May 16, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766282/parameters-of-pulse-wave-velocity-determinants-and-reference-values-assessed-in-the-population-based-study-life-adult
#20
Daniel Baier, Andrej Teren, Kerstin Wirkner, Markus Loeffler, Markus Scholz
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Parameters of arterial stiffness such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) were recently proposed as independent risk factors of cardiovascular events. We analyse three PWV parameters in the large population-based study LIFE-Adult to identify risk factors, normal and reference values. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brachial-ankle (ba), brachial-femoral (bf) and carotid-femoral (cf) PWV assessment was performed using Vicorder device. 8509 participants aged 19-80 were analysed...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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