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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351569/neighborhood-disadvantage-and-body-mass-index-a-study-of-residential-relocation
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Jerome N Rachele, Anne Kavanagh, Wendy J Brown, Aislinn M Healy, Gavin Turrell
Natural experiments, such as longitudinal observational studies which follow-up residents as they relocate, provide a strong basis to infer causation between the neighborhood environment and health. This study examined whether changes in the level of neighborhood disadvantage were associated with changes in body mass index (BMI) following residential relocation. This analysis included data from 928 residents who relocated between 2007 and 2013, across four waves of the HABITAT study in Brisbane, Australia. Neighborhood disadvantage was measured using a census-derived composite index...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351311/the-quality-of-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-done-by-mid-level-workers-in-tshwane-district-south-africa-a-retrospective-analysis
#2
Sanele Ngcobo, Jacqueline Elizabeth Wolvaardt, Martin Bac, Elize Webb
BACKGROUND: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in heterosexual men by up to 60%. One HIV infection is averted for every 5 to 15 VMMCs. To conduct VMMCs in large populations, large numbers of trained healthcare professionals are needed. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have a high burden of HIV and a shortage of healthcare professionals, creating a healthcare conundrum. To bridge this gap, South Africa launched a new cadre of mid-level medical worker called Clinical Associates (CA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349269/fertility-behaviors-in-south-korea-and-their-association-with-ultrasound-prenatal-sex-screening
#3
Jinkook Lee, James P Smith
Imbalances in the sex ratio at birth in Southeast and East Asia increased especially after the mid-1980s. We study how ultrasonic technology affected sex ratios at birth in South Korea, a country with a strong son preference. Between 1985 and 1995 fetal screenings and abortion services were widely available, though not available in the years before, and prohibited in the years after. Using the 1985, 1995, and 2005 Census microdata, we examine changes in sex ratios of newborns by birth year. We then study periodic effects on the fertility stopping rule, using the 2006 Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, which provides birth years for all children...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348411/in-vivo-microscopic-photoacoustic-spectroscopy-for-non-invasive-glucose-monitoring-invulnerable-to-skin-secretion-products
#4
Joo Yong Sim, Chang-Geun Ahn, Eun-Ju Jeong, Bong Kyu Kim
Photoacoustic spectroscopy has been shown to be a promising tool for non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. However, the repeatability of such a method is susceptible to changes in skin condition, which is dependent on hand washing and drying due to the high absorption of infrared excitation light to the skin secretion products or water. In this paper, we present a method to meet the challenges of mid-infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy for non-invasive glucose monitoring. By obtaining the microscopic spatial information of skin during the spectroscopy measurement, the skin region where the infrared spectra is insensitive to skin condition can be locally selected, which enables reliable prediction of the blood glucose level from the photoacoustic spectroscopy signals...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348403/ice-volume-and-climate-changes-from-a-6000-year-sea-level-record-in-french-polynesia
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N Hallmann, G Camoin, A Eisenhauer, A Botella, G A Milne, C Vella, E Samankassou, V Pothin, P Dussouillez, J Fleury, J Fietzke
Mid- to late-Holocene sea-level records from low-latitude regions serve as an important baseline of natural variability in sea level and global ice volume prior to the Anthropocene. Here, we reconstruct a high-resolution sea-level curve encompassing the last 6000 years based on a comprehensive study of coral microatolls, which are sensitive low-tide recorders. Our curve is based on microatolls from several islands in a single region and comprises a total of 82 sea-level index points. Assuming thermosteric contributions are negligible on millennial time scales, our results constrain global ice melting to be 1...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348279/-clinically-suspected-myocarditis-with-pseudoinfarct-presentation-complicated-with-left-ventricular-aneurysm
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Annick Haouzi, Ahmed Ahmed
A 51-year-old man presented with chest pain, high troponin level, inflammatory syndrome and ST-segment elevation in the anterior leads. While the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) showed anteroseptal hypokinesis and apical akinesis, the coronary angiogram was normal. Cardiac MR demonstrated a typical aspect of myocarditis (multiple areas of mid-myocardial late gadolinium enhancement, sparing the subendocardial layer, along with oedema). The initial diagnosis was clinically suspected myocarditis with pseudoinfarct presentation...
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347957/high-parasite-burden-increases-the-surfacing-and-mortality-of-the-manila-clam-ruditapes-philippinarum-in-intertidal-sandy-mudflats-on-the-west-coast-of-korea-during-hot-summer
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hee-Do Jeung, Jae-Hee Song, Kwan-Ha Park, Kwang-Sik Choi, Kyung-Il Park
BACKGROUND: Over the past few decades, mass mortality events of Manila clams have been reported from several tidal flats on the west coast of Korea during hot summers. During such mortality events, once clams simultaneously surface, they fail to re-burrow, perishing within a week. The present study aimed to identify the possible causes of the mass mortality of this clam species by investigating the Perkinsus olseni parasite burden and immune parameters of surfaced clams (SC) and normal buried clams (NBCs) when sea water or sediment temperature in the study area varied from 25 °C to 34 °C from late July through mid-August 2015...
January 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346423/the-association-of-estimated-salt-intake-with-blood-pressure-in-a-viet-nam-national-survey
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Paul N Jensen, Tran Quoc Bao, Tran Thi Thanh Huong, Susan R Heckbert, Annette L Fitzpatrick, James P LoGerfo, Truong Le Van Ngoc, Ali H Mokdad
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of salt consumption with blood pressure in Viet Nam, a developing country with a high level of salt consumption. DESIGN AND SETTING: Analysis of a nationally representative sample of Vietnamese adults 25-65 years of age who were surveyed using the World Health Organization STEPwise approach to Surveillance protocol. Participants who reported acute illness, pregnancy, or current use of antihypertensive medications were excluded...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346184/synergistic-impact-of-training-followed-by-on-site-support-on-hiv-clinical-practice-a-mixed-design-study-in-uganda-with-pre-post-and-cluster-randomized-trial-components
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Sarah Burnett, Norbert Mubiru, Peace Imani, Martin K Mbonye, Leigh Fisher, Robert Colebunders, Yukari C Manabe, Marcia R Weaver
BACKGROUND: Task-shifting can expand antiretroviral therapy access, but little is known about effective approaches to improve clinical practice among mid-level practitioners' (MLP) such as clinical officers, nurses, and midwives. The Integrated Infectious Diseases Capacity-Building Evaluation compared training alone to training combined with on-site support (OSS). METHODS: Two MLP each from 36 health facilities attended the five-week Integrated Management of Infectious Disease training...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341801/local-vs-national-epidemiology-of-pedestrian-injury-in-a-mid-atlantic-city
#10
Elizabeth D Nesoff, Keshia M Pollack, Amy R Knowlton, Janice V Bowie, Andrea C Gielen
OBJECTIVE: Understanding pedestrian injury trends at the local level is essential for program planning and allocation of funds for urban planning and improvement. Because we hypothesize that local injury trends differ from national trends in significant and meaningful ways, we investigated city-wide pedestrian injury trends to assess injury risk among nationally-identified risk groups, as well as identify risk groups and locations specific to Baltimore City. METHODS: Pedestrian injury data, obtained from the Baltimore City Fire Department, were gathered through EMS records collected from January 1 to December 31, 2014...
January 17, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341356/all-over-the-map-an-interobserver-agreement-study-of-tumor-location-based-on-the-pi-radsv2-sector-map
#11
Matthew D Greer, Joanna H Shih, Tristan Barrett, Sandra Bednarova, Ismail Kabakus, Yan Mee Law, Haytham Shebel, Maria J Merino, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Peter L Choyke, Baris Turkbey
BACKGROUND: Prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2 (PI-RADSv2) recommends a sector map for reporting findings of prostate cancer mulitparametric MRI (mpMRI). Anecdotally, radiologists may demonstrate inconsistent reproducibility with this map. PURPOSE: To evaluate interobserver agreement in defining prostate tumor location on mpMRI using the PI-RADSv2 sector map. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION: Thirty consecutive patients who underwent mpMRI between October, 2013 and March, 2015 and who subsequently underwent prostatectomy with whole-mount processing...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341246/risk-factors-for-disordered-weight-control-behaviors-among-korean-adolescents-multilevel-analysis-of-the-korea-youth-risk-behavior-survey
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Yongjoo Kim, S Bryn Austin, S V Subramanian, Jennifer J Thomas, Kamryn T Eddy, Debra L Franko, Rachel F Rodgers, Ichiro Kawachi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors for disordered weight control behaviors (DWCB) in South Korean adolescents at multiple levels, including individual, family, school, and geographic area. METHOD: We drew participants from the 11th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, conducted in 2015, with 65,529 adolescents (31,687 girls, 33,842 boys) aged 12-18 years. DWCB was defined as engaging in any of the following behaviors for weight control over the past month: fasting, one-food diet (eating only one food over an extended period of time for weight control), vomiting, and taking laxatives/diuretics/unprescribed diet pills...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340801/maternal-depression-trajectories-from-pregnancy-to-3%C3%A2-years-postpartum-are-associated-with-children-s-behavior-and-executive-functions-at-3-and-6%C3%A2-years
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Mina Park, Ursula Brain, Ruth E Grunau, Adele Diamond, Tim F Oberlander
The objective of this study was to investigate how patterns of maternal depressive symptoms from mid-pregnancy to 3 years postpartum are associated with children's behavior at age 3 years and executive functions. Maternal depressive symptoms were measured from mid-pregnancy to 3 years postpartum. Growth mixture modeling was used on standardized maternal depression scores (n = 147) to identify trajectories. Children's behavioral problems and mental health symptomatology (internalizing, externalizing, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) were obtained at 3 and 6 years...
January 16, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340028/high-resolution-microbiome-profiling-uncovers-fusobacterium-nucleatum-lactobacillus-gasseri-johnsonii-and-lactobacillus-vaginalis-associated-to-oral-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-saliva-from-hpv-positive-and-hpv-negative-patients-treated-with-surgery-and-chemo
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Rafael Guerrero-Preston, James Robert White, Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Arnold Rodríguez-Hilario, Kelvin Navarro, Herminio González, Christina Michailidi, Anne Jedlicka, Sierra Canapp, Jessica Bondy, Amanda Dziedzic, Barbara Mora-Lagos, Gustavo Rivera-Alvarez, Carmen Ili-Gangas, Priscilla Brebi-Mieville, William Westra, Wayne Koch, Hyunseok Kang, Luigi Marchionni, Young Kim, David Sidransky
Microbiome studies show altered microbiota in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), both in terms of taxonomic composition and metabolic capacity. These studies utilized a traditional bioinformatics methodology, which allows for accurate taxonomic assignment down to the genus level, but cannot accurately resolve species level membership. We applied Resphera Insight, a high-resolution methodology for 16S rRNA taxonomic assignment that is able to provide species-level context in its assignments of 16S rRNA next generation sequencing (NGS) data...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339036/a-cone-beam-computed-tomography-study-of-c-shaped-root-canal-systems-in-mandibular-second-premolars-in-a-taiwan-chinese-subpopulation
#15
Yi-Chin Chen, Chia-Lun Tsai, Yi-Chen Chen, Gin Chen, Shue-Fen Yang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence and the morphologic characteristics of the radicular groove and root canal system in human mandibular second premolars with C-shaped root in a Taiwan Chinese subpopulation using cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging. METHODS: CBCT images of 580 mandibular second premolars were collected from 317 patients. All of the mandibular second premolars were examined in serial axial sections to identify the presence of any C-shaped root and C-shaped canal systems...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338722/development-and-pilot-evaluation-of-a-clinic-based-mhealth-app-referral-service-to-support-adult-cancer-survivors-increase-their-participation-in-physical-activity-using-publicly-available-mobile-apps
#16
Camille E Short, Amy Finlay, Ilea Sanders, Carol Maher
BACKGROUND: Participation in regular physical activity holds key benefits for cancer survivors, yet few cancer survivors meet physical activity recommendations. This study aimed to develop and pilot test a mHealth app referral service aimed at assisting cancer survivors to increase their physical activity. In particular, the study sought to examine feasibility and acceptability of the service and determine preliminary efficacy for physical activity behaviour change. METHODS: A systematic search identified potentially appropriate Apple (iOS) and Android mHealth apps...
January 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338136/plasmatic-estradiol-concentration-in-the-mid-luteal-phase-is-a-good-prognostic-factor-for-clinical-and-ongoing-pregnancies-during-stimulated-cycles-of-in-vitro-fertilization
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Rodopiano S Florêncio, Melaynne S B Meira, Marcos V da Cunha, Mylena N C R Camarço, Eduardo C Castro, Marta C C F Finotti, Vinicius A de Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive efficiency of serum estradiol (E2) concentration in the mid-luteal phase regarding chemical, clinical, and ongoing pregnancies, in patients subjected to IVF/ICSI with fresh embryo transfer. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three patients undergoing IVF/ICSI met all the inclusion criteria for the present study. Most of the patients used antagonists, final maturation was achieved with recombinant chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), and embryo transfer took place on days 3 to 5, but mostly on day 4...
January 16, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337984/anteroposterior-axis-patterning-by-early-canonical-wnt-signaling-during-hemichordate-development
#18
Sébastien Darras, Jens H Fritzenwanker, Kevin R Uhlinger, Ellyn Farrelly, Ariel M Pani, Imogen A Hurley, Rachael P Norris, Michelle Osovitz, Mark Terasaki, Mike Wu, Jochanan Aronowicz, Marc Kirschner, John C Gerhart, Christopher J Lowe
The Wnt family of secreted proteins has been proposed to play a conserved role in early specification of the bilaterian anteroposterior (A/P) axis. This hypothesis is based predominantly on data from vertebrate embryogenesis as well as planarian regeneration and homeostasis, indicating that canonical Wnt (cWnt) signaling endows cells with positional information along the A/P axis. Outside of these phyla, there is strong support for a conserved role of cWnt signaling in the repression of anterior fates, but little comparative support for a conserved role in promotion of posterior fates...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337368/stability-and-antioxidant-activity-of-annatto-bixa-orellana-l-tocotrienols-during-frying-and-in-fried-tortilla-chips
#19
Jill K Winkler-Moser, Erica L Bakota, Hong-Sik Hwang
Annatto tocotrienols (AnT3), which contain approximately 90% δ-tocotrienol (δ-T3), were added to mid-oleic sunflower oil used for frying tortilla chips over 3 d. The objectives were to evaluate their stability during frying, absorption by the fried food, and activity as antioxidants in frying oil and in tortilla chips during storage. AnT3 did not significantly affect the stability of the oil during frying or the sensory profiles of freshly fried chips. The naturally present α-tocopherol (α-T) in the oil degraded at a lower rate in the presence of AnT3, resulting in significantly higher α-T by the end of the frying study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336863/age-associated-expression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-and-vitamin-d-metabolizing-enzymes-in-the-male-reproductive-tract-and-sperm-of-hu-sheep
#20
Xiaolei Yao, M A Ei-Samahy, Hua Yang, Xu Feng, Fengzhe Li, Fanxing Meng, Haitao Nie, Feng Wang
The cellular response to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (Vit D3; biologically active form of Vitamin D) is complex and depends not only on Vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression but also on cellular uptake of circulating Vit D3 and the presence and activity of Vitamin D-metabolizing enzyme. This study evaluated the expression of VDR and Vitamin D-metabolizing enzymes in the ram reproductive tract at different developmental stages and in spermatozoa. Nearly all cell types in the testes and epithelial cells of the caput, corpus, and cauda expressed VDR, CYP27B1, and CYP24A1 proteins...
January 10, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
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