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Howard W Mielke, Christopher R Gonzales, Eric T Powell, Paul W Mielke
BACKGROUND: Anthropogenic re-distribution of lead (Pb) principally through its use in gasoline additives and lead-based paints have transformed the urban exposome. This unique study tracks urban-scale soil Pb (SPb) and blood Pb (BPb) responses of children living in public and private communities in New Orleans before and ten years after Hurricane Katrina (29 August 2005). OBJECTIVES: To compare and evaluate associations of pre- and ten years post-Katrina SPb and children's BPb on public and private residential census tracts in the core and outer areas of New Orleans, and to examine correlations between SPb and nine other soil metals...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231067/the-association-of-peripubertal-serum-concentrations-of-organochlorine-chemicals-and-blood-lead-with-growth-and-pubertal-development-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-boys-a-review-of-published-results-from-the-russian-children-s-study
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Oleg Sergeyev, Jane S Burns, Paige L Williams, Susan A Korrick, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich, Russ Hauser
Organochlorine chemicals and lead are environmental exposures that have endocrine disrupting properties (EDCs) which interfere with many aspects of hormone action. Childhood and adolescence are windows of susceptibility for adverse health effects of EDCs. Our ongoing study, the Russian Children's Study (RCS), is one of the few longitudinal studies investigating the impact of EDCs on growth and puberty in boys. It is conducted in the historically contaminated city of Chapaevsk, in the Samara region. The study focuses on evaluating the associations of persistent organochlorine chemicals and lead with growth and pubertal timing...
February 23, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228631/relationship-between-health-promotion-volunteer-experience-and-medical-costs-hoken-hodouin-activities-in-suzaka-nagano
#3
Haruhiko Imamura, Yoshitaka Murakami, Tomonori Okamura, Yuji Nishiwaki
Objectives This study demonstrated the relationship between experience as a health promotion volunteer (Hoken-hodouin) and medical costs in Japan. The study area was Suzaka City (March 2016 population: 51,637) in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where a total of about 300 women have been engaged and trained as health promotion volunteers since 1958.Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2014 using a self-administered questionnaire, which included items on experiences as a health promotion volunteer, age at engagement, leadership status, and satisfaction with the experience...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222818/store-directed-price-promotions-and-communications-strategies-improve-healthier-food-supply-and-demand-impact-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-baltimore-city-store-intervention-trial
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Nadine Budd, Jayne K Jeffries, Jessica Jones-Smith, Anna Kharmats, Ann Yelmokas McDermott, Joel Gittelsohn
OBJECTIVE: Small food store interventions show promise to increase healthy food access in under-resourced areas. However, none have tested the impact of price discounts on healthy food supply and demand. We tested the impact of store-directed price discounts and communications strategies, separately and combined, on the stocking, sales and prices of healthier foods and on storeowner psychosocial factors. DESIGN: Factorial design randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twenty-four corner stores in low-income neighbourhoods of Baltimore City, MD, USA...
February 22, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222783/walking-in-fully-immersive-virtual-environments-an-evaluation-of-potential-adverse-effects-in-older-adults-and-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Aram Kim, Nora Darakjian, James M Finley
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) has recently been explored as a tool for neurorehabilitation to enable individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) to practice challenging skills in a safe environment. Current technological advances have enabled the use of affordable, fully immersive head-mounted displays (HMDs) for potential therapeutic applications. However, while previous studies have used HMDs in individuals with PD, these were only used for short bouts of walking. Clinical applications of VR for gait training would likely involve an extended exposure to the virtual environment, which has the potential to cause individuals with PD to experience simulator-related adverse effects due to their age or pathology...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220708/epidemiology-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage-in-children-in-hungary
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Krisztina Laub, Adrienn Tóthpál, Szilvia Kardos, Orsolya Dobay
The aim of this study was to assess the Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage rate in healthy children all over Hungary and to specify some risk factors, the antibiotic resistance patterns of the bacteria, and their genetic relatedness. In total, 878 children (aged 3-6 years) were screened at 21 day-care centers in 16 different cities in Hungary, between February 2009 and December 2011. Samples taken from both nostrils were cultured on blood agar, and suspected S. aureus isolates were identified by β-hemolysis, catalase positivity, clump test, and nucA PCR...
February 21, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218249/complexity-variability-assessment-of-nonlinear-time-varying-cardiovascular-control
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Gaetano Valenza, Luca Citi, Ronald G Garcia, Jessica Noggle Taylor, Nicola Toschi, Riccardo Barbieri
The application of complex systems theory to physiology and medicine has provided meaningful information about the nonlinear aspects underlying the dynamics of a wide range of biological processes and their disease-related aberrations. However, no studies have investigated whether meaningful information can be extracted by quantifying second-order moments of time-varying cardiovascular complexity. To this extent, we introduce a novel mathematical framework termed complexity variability, in which the variance of instantaneous Lyapunov spectra estimated over time serves as a reference quantifier...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215975/physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-prevention-is-healthy-urban-living-a-possible-reality-or-utopia
#8
REVIEW
Silvio Buscemi, Carla Giordano
Favoring correct lifestyles is the most important measure to contrast cardiovascular diseases and the epidemic of high cardiovascular risk conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Lifestyle is a broad expression that includes diet, physical exercise, and psychological and socio-economic factors, each of which must be taken into due consideration because of their intertwining influences, which may be a barrier to healthy changes at both the individual and population levels. While physical activity has probably received less attention in the last decades, it is likely the most important among the modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215890/effect-of-oral-calcium-administration-on-the-cure-and-reproductive-performance-of-holstein-cows-diagnosed-with-puerperal-metritis
#9
Pablo Pinedo, Juan Velez, Gilberto Solano, Nelson Rodriguez, Julianne Naves, Gustavo M Schuenemann, Carlos Risco
Our objective was to evaluate the effect of oral calcium administration on clinical cure, survival, subsequent presentation of peripartal health disorders, and reproductive performance of Holstein cows diagnosed with puerperal metritis (PM) under certified organic management. A second objective was to evaluate the metabolic status at calving and at the time of PM diagnosis (d 0) in affected and matched healthy cows. Cows diagnosed with PM (n = 200) were assigned randomly to receive 1 of 2 treatments: (1) control received 3...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212474/-zinc-phosphide-poisoning-in-pediatric-patients-from-a-toxicology-center-at-mexico-city
#10
María Carmen Socorro Sánchez-Villegas, Alejandro Bárcena-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Zinc phosphide is a chemical compound that is frequently used as a rodenticide; it is a highly toxic product that is widely used, among other spaces, at home. Given that it is a highly commercialized pesticide and that there is no antidote, it is mandatory to establish favorably the clinical manifestations of the intoxication. The aim was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of children intoxicated with zinc phosphide attended in a toxicological center of a tertiary referral hospital...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207854/recumbent-stepper-submaximal-test-response-is-reliable-in-adults-with-and-without-stroke
#11
David R Wilson, Anna E Mattlage, Nicole M Seier, Jonathan D Todd, Brian G Price, Sarah J Kwapiszeski, Rakesh Vardey, Sandra A Billinger
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to determine the reliability of the exercise response (predicted peak VO2) using the total body recumbent stepper (TBRS) submaximal exercise test in: 1) healthy adults 20-70 years of age and 2) adults participating in inpatient stroke rehabilitation. We hypothesized that the predicted peak VO2 (Visit 1) would have an excellent relationship (r > 0.80) to predicted peak VO2 (Visit 2). We also wanted to test whether the exercise response at Visit 1 and Visit 2 would be significantly different...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192133/global-fitness-levels-findings-from-a-web-based-surveillance-report
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REVIEW
Javaid Nauman, Lucas C Tauschek, Leonard A Kaminsky, Bjarne M Nes, Ulrik Wisløff
IMPORTANCE: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) has shown to improve the classification beyond traditional risk factors and cumulative lifetime risk of death, however, there is no formal multicenter database that provides representative sample on a global scale to accurately interpret CRF measures. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe worldwide web-surveillance data of CRF. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population based study. SETTING: Data was collected through a web-based questionnaire, including questions on country and city of residence, ethnicity, level of education, age, gender and anthropometric data such as height, weight, waistline, and maximal and resting pulse rate, on a freely available webpage (www...
February 9, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190687/short-term-effects-of-particle-size-fractions-on-circulating-biomarkers-of-inflammation-in-a-panel-of-elderly-subjects-and-healthy-young-adults
#13
Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Kazem Naddafi, Homa Kashani, Sasan Faridi, Nino Kunzli, Ramin Nabizadeh, Fatemeh Momeniha, Akbar Gholampour, Mohammad Arhami, Ahad Zare, Zahra Pourpak, Mohammad Hoseini, Masud Yunesian
Systemic inflammation biomarkers have been associated with risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We aimed to clarify associations of acute exposure to particulate matter (PM10 (PM < 10 μm), PM2.5-10 (PM 2.5-10 μm), PM2.5 (PM < 2.5 μm), PM1-2.5 (PM 1-2.5 μm), and PM1 (PM < 1 μm)) with systemic inflammation using panels of elderly subjects and healthy young adults. We followed a panel of 44 nonsmoking elderly subjects living in a retirement home and a panel of 40 healthy young adults living in a school dormitory in Tehran city, Iran from May 2012 to May 2013...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184325/impact-of-health-promoting-educational-intervention-on-lifestyle-nutrition-behaviors-physical-activity-and-mental-health-related-to-vaginal-health-among-reproductive-aged-women-with-vaginitis
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Roxana Parsapure, Abbas Rahimiforushani, Fereshteh Majlessi, Ali Montazeri, Roya Sadeghi, Gholamreza Garmarudi
BACKGROUND: Vaginitis is one of the most common diseases in reproductive-aged women (15 - 49 years of age). Side effects of vaginitis can affect other aspects of health, which could be prevented by promoting a healthy lifestyle related to vaginal health. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at determining the impact of health-promoting educational intervention on lifestyle (nutrition behaviors, physical activities, and mental health) related to vaginal health among reproductive-aged women with vaginitis...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183371/regular-breakfast-consumption-is-associated-with-higher-blood-vitamin-status-in-adolescents-the-helena-healthy-lifestyle-in-europe-by-nutrition-in-adolescence-study
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Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Jara Valtueña, Magdalena Cuenca-García, Fréderic Gottrand, Christina Breidenassel, Marika Ferrari, Yannis Manios, Stefaan De Henauw, Kurt Widhalm, Anthony Kafatos, Mathilde Kersting, Inge Huybrechts, Luis A Moreno, Marcela González-Gross
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to examine the association between different breakfast consumption patterns and vitamin intakes and blood vitamin concentrations in European adolescents. DESIGN: Breakfast consumption was assessed by a questionnaire. Vitamin intake was calculated from two 24 h recalls. Blood vitamin and total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations were analysed from fasting blood samples. SETTING: The European Commission-funded HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Study...
February 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164487/serum-human-epidermal-growth-factor-2-is-a-novel-biomarker-for-recurrence-and-metastasis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#16
Huafeng Yang, Liang Chen, Linfu Zhou, Chun Liu, Lubing Tang, Jing Zhang, Fengfeng Fan, Zhenhua Zhong, Guojun Shi, Zhanwen Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of serum human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) for recurrence and metastasis in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). METHODS: A total of 200 patients with benign breast tumors and 300 patients with breast cancer treated in the Department of Breast Surgery, Women and Children's Hospital of Ningbo City (China) between December 2006 and December 2013 were enrolled. Another 500 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals served as controls...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159946/lean-body-mass-in-urban-north-indian-adolescents-and-its-relation-with-bone-health
#17
Raman K Marwaha, M K Garg, Kuntal Bhadra, Namita Mahalle, Ambrish Mithal, Nikhil Tandon
OBJECTIVE: To prepare percentile charts of lean body mass (LBM) among Indian urban children and adolescents; and to evaluate gender differences in LBM, and its relation with pubertal status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional school-based survey. SETTING: School in city of Delhi, India. PARTICIPANTS: 1403 apparently healthy children and adolescents (826 boys) with mean (SD) age 13.2(2.7) years. OUTCOME MEASURES: Lean body mass assessed by dual energy absorptiometry in urban Indian adolescents according to age group and gender...
February 2, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145988/abo-blood-groups-and-risk-for-obesity-in-arar-northern-saudi-arabia
#18
Nagah M Aboel-Fetoh, Arwa R Alanazi, Abdullah S Alanazi, Asma N Alruwili
INTRODUCTION: ABO blood groups are associated with some important chronic diseases. Previous studies have observed an association between ABO blood group and risk for obesity. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether there is an association between ABO blood groups and obesity in apparently healthy attendees of primary healthcare (PHC) centers in Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 401 participants aged 15 years and older attending three randomly selected PHC centers in Arar city...
December 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144813/the-life-child-study-a-population-based-perinatal-and-pediatric-cohort-in-germany
#19
Tanja Poulain, Ronny Baber, Mandy Vogel, Diana Pietzner, Toralf Kirsten, Anne Jurkutat, Andreas Hiemisch, Anja Hilbert, Jürgen Kratzsch, Joachim Thiery, Michael Fuchs, Christian Hirsch, Franziska G Rauscher, Markus Loeffler, Antje Körner, Matthias Nüchter, Wieland Kiess
The LIFE Child study is a large population-based longitudinal childhood cohort study conducted in the city of Leipzig, Germany. As a part of LIFE, a research project conducted at the Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, it aims to monitor healthy child development from birth to adulthood and to understand the development of lifestyle diseases such as obesity. The study consists of three interrelated cohorts; the birth cohort, the health cohort, and the obesity cohort. Depending on age and cohort, the comprehensive study program comprises different medical, psychological, and sociodemographic assessments as well as the collection of biological samples...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143440/emergence-and-spread-of-a-new-community-genotype-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clone-in-colombia
#20
Javier Escobar-Perez, Niradiz Reyes, Ricaurte Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz, Juan Rebollo, Hernando Pinzón, Catalina Tovar, Jaime Moreno-Castañeda, Zayda Lorena Corredor, Betsy Esperanza Castro, Maria Victoria Moncada, Natasha Vanegas
BACKGROUND: Community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CG-MRSA) clones are a global concern due to their resistance and increased virulence and their ability to cause infections both hospitalized patients and healthy people in the community. Here, we characterize 32 isolates of a new CG-MRSA clone. These isolates were identified in four cities in Colombia, South America. METHODS: The isolates were recovered from four different epidemiological and prospective studies that were conducted in several regions of Colombia...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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