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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937038/factors-related-to-ventricular-size-and-valvular-regurgitation-in-healthy-tibetans-in-lhasa
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Ying Yang, Yun-Dai Chen, Bin Feng, Zha-Xi-Duo Ji, Wei Mao, Guang Zhi
BACKGROUND: Lhasa is the main residence of Tibetans and one of the highest cities in the world. Its unique geography and ethnic population provide the chance to investigate the interactions among high altitude, ethnicity, and cardiac adaptation. Meanwhile, echocardiographic data about healthy Tibetans on a large scale are not available. This study aimed to analyze physiological factors related to ventricular size and valvular function in healthy Tibetans in Lhasa. METHODS: A representative sample of residents in Tibet was recruited using a multistage cluster random sampling method...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929301/urban-heart-detroit-a-tool-to-better-understand-and-address-health-equity-gaps-in-the-city
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R Mehdipanah, A J Schulz, B A Israel, C Gamboa, Z Rowe, M Khan, A Allen
The Urban Health Equity Assessment Response Tool (Urban HEART) combines statistical evidence and community knowledge to address urban health inequities. This paper describes the process of adopting and implementing this tool for Detroit, Michigan, the first city in the USA to use it. The six steps of Urban HEART were implemented by the Healthy Environments Partnership, a community-based participatory research partnership made up of community-based organizations, health service providers, and researchers based in academic institutions...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925806/population-pharmacokinetics-of-arginine-glutamate-in-healthy-chinese-volunteers
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Jing Wang, Heng Zheng, Kun Wang, Zheng Wang, Yufeng Ding
1. The present study developed population pharmacokinetic models of arginine and glutamate in healthy Chinese volunteers. Two nonlinear mixed-effect models were developed using NONMEM® software (ICON Development Solutions, Ellicott City, MD) to describe the pharmacokinetic properties and to assess the relevant parameters as well as the inter-individual variability. The potential covariates were screened using stepwise approach and the stability and predictive capability of the models were performed using bootstrap and visual predictive check...
September 19, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923536/the-limbo-of-motherhood-women-s-experiences-of-major-challenges-to-cope-with-the-first-pregnancy
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Farzaneh Soltani, Azam Maleki, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Farshid Shamsaei, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
INTRODUCTION: pregnancy is a unique health experience which is influenced by various factors, particularly culture and social context. AIM OF STUDY: to explore women's perception regarding major challenges of adaptation with first pregnancy based on culture and social context. DESIGN: a qualitative content analysis was used for data gathering and analysis. Data were collected through unstructured in-depth interviews. SETTING: the study was conducted in public health clinics in Hamadan city, an urban area in southwest of Iran from July to December 2016...
August 30, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923129/a-cinema-for-the-unborn-moving-pictures-mental-pictures-and-electra-sparks-s-new-thought-film-theory
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Patrick Ellis
In the 1910s, New York suffragette Electra Sparks wrote a series of essays in the Moving Picture News that advocated for cine-therapy treatments for pregnant women. Film was, in her view, the great democratizer of beautiful images, providing high-cultural access to the city's poor. These positive 'mental pictures' were important for her because, she claimed, in order to produce an attractive, healthy child, the mother must be exposed to quality cultural material. Sparks's championing of cinema during its 'second birth' was founded upon the premise of New Thought...
September 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922960/cognitive-performance-in-transient-global-hypoxic-brain-injury-due-to-moderate-drowning
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Mariana Penteado Nucci, Katerina Lukasova, Gilson Vieira, João Ricardo Sato, Edson Amaro Júnior
INTRODUCTION: Drowning is a serious and frequently neglected public health threat. Primary respiratory impairment after submersion often leads to brain dysfunction. Depending on the period of global hypoxia (respiratory failure), clinical aspects of neurological dysfunction are evident on the first evaluation after the water rescue. Nowadays, many neuropsychological assessments after drowning are inconclusive, with some studies reporting only minor neurological or cognitive impairments...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919621/association-of-hypertension-with-serum-estrogen-level-in-postmenopausal-women
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N Yeasmin, Q S Akhter, S Mahmuda, N Banu, S Yeasmin, S Akhter, S Nahar
Hypertension is a chronic and debilitating disease. Its complications give rise to cardiovascular diseases, stroke in Postmenopausal women. Estrogen deficiency that develops during menopause is likely the etiological factor for development of hypertension in postmenopausal women. Increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women may be due to hypertension caused by lower level of estrogen hormone. The study was carried out to observe the association of hypertension with serum estrogen level in postmenopausal women...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918772/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-dengue-virus-denv-infection-in-the-first-2-years-of-life-in-a-brazilian-prospective-birth-cohort
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P M S Castanha, U R Montarroyos, S M M Silveira, G D M Albuquerque, M J G Mello, K G S Lopes, M T Cordeiro, E T A Marques, C M T Martelli, C Braga
This study assessed the incidence and risk factors for dengue virus (DENV) infection among children in a prospective birth cohort conducted in the city of Recife, a hyperendemic dengue area in Northeast Brazil. Healthy pregnant women (n = 415) residing in Recife who agreed to have their children followed were enrolled. Children were followed during their first 24 months of age (May/2011-June/2014), before the 2015 Zika virus outbreak. DENV infection was detected by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and/or serology (anti-DENV IgM/IgG)...
September 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915986/exploration-of-gender-norms-and-socialization-among-early-adolescents-the-use-of-qualitative-methods-for-the-global-early-adolescent-study
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Kristin Mmari, Robert W Blum, Rebkha Atnafou, Elisa Chilet, Sara de Meyer, Omaima El-Gibaly, Sharmista Basu, Bamidele Bello, Beatrice Maina, Xiayun Zuo
PURPOSE: The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) was launched in 2014 with the primary goal of understanding the factors in early adolescence that predispose young people to subsequent sexual risks, and conversely, those that promote healthy sexuality across different cultural contexts. The present article describes the methodology that was used for the first phase of GEAS, which consisted of conducting qualitative research to understand the gendered transitions into adolescence and the role that gender norms play within the key relationships of adolescents...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911998/establishing-age-specific-reference-intervals-for-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-adult-chinese-women-based-on-a-multicenter-population
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Xinqi Cheng, Qiong Zhang, Min Liu, Shijun Li, Zhihua Tao, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Songlin Yu, Kai Zhang, Pengchang Li, Jianhua Han, Ling Qiu
AIM OF THIS STUDY: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is useful for the assessment of ovarian reserve and treatment of individualized in vitro fertilization (IVF). The aim of this study is to establish AMH reference interval for adult Chinese women on the Beckman Beckman DxI 800 platform. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From May to September 2013, serum from 1169 apparently healthy adult females from five representative cities in China (Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Dalian and Urumqi) were collected, and AMH was analyzed on the platform of Beckman DxI 800 automated chemiluminescence immunoassay...
September 12, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905298/would-environmental-pollution-affect-home-prices-an-empirical-study-based-on-china-s-key-cities
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Yu Hao, Shaoqing Zheng
With the development of China's economy, the problem of environmental pollution has become increasingly more serious, affecting the sustained and healthy development of Chinese cities and the willingness of residents to invest in fixed assets. In this paper, a panel data set of 70 of China's key cities from 2003 to 2014 is used to study the effect of environmental pollution on home prices in China's key cities. In addition to the static panel data regression model, this paper uses the generalized method of moments (GMM) to control for the potential endogeneity and introduce the dynamics...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899234/a-youth-leader-program-in-baltimore-city-recreation-centers-lessons-learned-and-applications
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Angela C B Trude, Elizabeth Anderson Steeves, Cara Shipley, Pamela J Surkan, Priscila de Morais Sato, Tracey Estep, Stella Clanton, Lisa Lachenmayr, Joel Gittelsohn
Peer-led interventions may be an effective means of addressing the childhood obesity epidemic; however, few studies have looked at the long-term sustainability of such programs. As part of a multilevel obesity prevention intervention, B'More Healthy Communities for Kids, 16 Baltimore college students were trained as youth-leaders (YLs) to deliver a skill-based nutrition curriculum to low-income African American children (10-14 years old). In April 2015, formative research was used to inform sustainability of the YL program in recreation centers...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898269/faecal-carriage-of-ctx-m-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-street-children-dwelling-in-mwanza-city-tanzania
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Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Ulrich Vogel, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Data on ESBL carriage of healthy people including children are scarce especially in developing countries. We analyzed the prevalence and genotypes of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EPE) in Tanzanian street children with rare contact to healthcare facilities but significant interactions with the environment, animals and other people. METHODOLOGY/ PRINCIPLE FINDINGS: Between April and July 2015, stool samples of 107 street children, who live in urban Mwanza were analyzed for EPE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895699/association-between-sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-academic-performance-among-children-from-concepci%C3%A3-n-chile
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Darwin Gatica, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez, Daniel Zenteno, María J Elso, Juan J Montesinos, Carlos Manterola
The objective of this study was to establish an association between academic performance in Math, Language Arts, and Science and the presence of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs) among healthy schoolchildren from the city of Concepción, Chile. Healthy children were defined as those without comorbidities. Outcome measures of interest included the analysis of academic performance in Math, Language Arts, and Science and the presence of SRBD assessed using the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire. Two-hundred and fifty-six children were included in the study (59...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893178/evaluation-design-of-urban-health-centres-europe-uhce-preventive-integrated-health-and-social-care-for-community-dwelling-older-persons-in-five-european-cities
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Carmen B Franse, Antonius J J Voorham, Rob van Staveren, Elin Koppelaar, Rens Martijn, Elisa Valía-Cotanda, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Tasos Rentoumis, Lovorka Bilajac, Vanja Vasiljev Marchesi, Tomislav Rukavina, Arpana Verma, Greg Williams, Gary Clough, Jorge Garcés-Ferrer, Francesco Mattace Raso, Hein Raat
BACKGROUND: Older persons often have interacting physical and social problems and complex care needs. An integrated care approach in the local context with collaborations between community-, social-, and health-focused organisations can contribute to the promotion of independent living and quality of life. In the Urban Health Centres Europe (UHCE) project, five European cities (Greater Manchester, United Kingdom; Pallini (in Greater Athens Area), Greece; Rijeka, Croatia; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Valencia, Spain) develop and implement a care template that integrates health and social care and includes a preventive approach...
September 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889850/healthy-checkout-lines-a-study-in-urban-supermarkets
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Tamar Adjoian, Rachel Dannefer, Craig Willingham, Chantelle Brathwaite, Sharraine Franklin
OBJECTIVE: To understand the impact of healthy checkouts in Bronx, New York City supermarkets. DESIGN: Consumer purchasing behavior was observed for 2 weeks in 2015. SETTING: Three supermarkets in the South Bronx. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2,131 adult shoppers (aged ≥18 years) who paid for their groceries at 1 of the selected study checkout lines. INTERVENTION: Two checkout lines were selected per store; 1 was converted to a healthy checkout and the other remained as it was (standard checkout)...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881549/-study-on-the-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-recombinant-b-subunit-whole-cell-cholera-vaccine-infused-with-antacids-in-healthy-population-at-ages-of-2-6-years
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T Huang, R C Li, D P Liu
Objective: To assess the immunogenicity and safety of recombinant B-subunit/whole cell cholera vaccine (rBS/WC) oral cholera vaccine (Ora Vacs) infused with antacids in healthy population at ages of 2-6 years. Methods: Between December 2009 and January 2010, we recruited 900 volunteers aged 2-6 years od through giving out recruitment notice for the eligible children's parents from different vaccination clinics of Chongzuo city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. This study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, and subjects were randomly (2∶1) assigned to receive Cholera vaccine infused with antacids or placebo, and observed for safety...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878482/effects-of-high-intensity-aerobic-exercise-on-treadmill-on-maximum-expiratory-lung-capacity-of-elderly-women
#18
Joonsung Park, Dongwook Han
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to examine whether a systematic high intensity aerobic exercise on treadmill was effective in improving pulmonary function. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 22 healthy elderly women over 65 years of age who were attending the Senior Welfare Center and Social Welfare Center programs in B city. For the pulmonary function test, a spirometry (Pony FX, COSMED Inc., Italy) was used. The item for measurement of pulmonary function in elderly women was maximum-effort expiratory spirogram (MES)...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873128/safety-and-feasibility-of-antiretroviral-preexposure-prophylaxis-for-adolescent-men-who-have-sex-with-men-aged-15-to-17-years-in-the-united-states
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Sybil G Hosek, Raphael J Landovitz, Bill Kapogiannis, George K Siberry, Bret Rudy, Brandy Rutledge, Nancy Liu, D Robert Harris, Kathleen Mulligan, Gregory Zimet, Kenneth H Mayer, Peter Anderson, Jennifer J Kiser, Michelle Lally, Jennifer Brothers, Kelly Bojan, Jim Rooney, Craig M Wilson
Importance: Adolescents represent a key population for implementing preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) interventions worldwide, yet tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) for PrEP is only licensed for adults. Objective: To examine the safety of and adherence to PrEP along with changes in sexual risk behavior among adolescent men who have sex with men (MSM). Design, Setting, and Participants: Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions 113 (Project PrEPare) was a PrEP demonstration project that evaluated the safety, tolerability, and acceptability of TDF/FTC and patterns of use, rates of adherence, and patterns of sexual risk behavior among healthy young MSM aged 15 to 17 years...
September 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871226/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-marbofloxacin-and-pk-pd-modeling-against-escherichia-coli-in-pigs
#20
Zhixin Lei, Qianying Liu, Jincheng Xiong, Bing Yang, Shuaike Yang, Qianqian Zhu, Kun Li, Shishuo Zhang, Jiyue Cao, Qigai He
The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of marbofloxacin and establish the optimal dose regimens for decreasing the development of fluoroquinolone resistance in pigs against Escherichia coli with ex vivo pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling. The recommended dose (2 mg/kg body weight) of marbofloxacin was orally administered in healthy pigs. The ileum content and plasma were both collected for the determination of marbofloxacin. The main parameters of Cmax, AUC0-24 h, AUC, Ke, t1/2ke, MRT and Clb were 11...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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