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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342308/chronic-kidney-disease-burden-among-african-migrants-in-three-european-countries-and-in-urban-and-rural-ghana-the-rodam-cross-sectional-study
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David N Adjei, Karien Stronks, Dwomoa Adu, Erik Beune, Karlijn Meeks, Liam Smeeth, Juliet Addo, Ellis Owuso-Dabo, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Matthias B Schulze, Ina Danquah, Joachim Spranger, Silver Bahendeka, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Charles Agyemang
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major burden among sub-Saharan African (SSA) populations. However, differences in CKD prevalence between rural and urban settings in Africa, and upon migration to Europe are unknown. We therefore assessed the differences in CKD prevalence among homogenous SSA population (Ghanaians) residing in rural and urban Ghana and in three European cities, and whether conventional risk factors of CKD explained the observed differences. Furthermore, we assessed whether the prevalence of CKD varied among individuals with hypertension and diabetes compared with individuals without these conditions...
January 12, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342071/why-we-should-care-about-the-sex-of-specimens-in-cadaveric-animal-and-cell-based-orthopaedic-research-commentary-on-an-article-by-jessica-bryant-md-et-al-potential-sex-bias-exists-in-orthopaedic-basic-science-and-translational-research
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342062/potential-sex-bias-exists-in-orthopaedic-basic-science-and-translational-research
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Jessica Bryant, Paul Yi, Liane Miller, Kacy Peek, Daniel Lee
BACKGROUND: Potential sex bias has been shown in general surgery basic science and translational research, with unequal representation of male and female specimens. Because basic science research forms the foundation for clinical studies on which patient care is based, it is important that this research equally consider both sexes. The purpose of this study was to determine if potential sex bias exists in the basic science and translational orthopaedic literature. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of all articles published in 2014 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Bone & Joint Journal, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341869/a-report-of-the-24th-annual-congress-on-women-s-health-workshop-on-transforming-women-s-health-from-research-to-practice
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Jennifer L Plank-Bazinet, Annie Sampson, Susan G Kornstein, Gregory G Germino, Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Stephen E Gilman, Cora Lee Wetherington, Nakela Cook, Terri L Cornelison, Lisa Begg, Janine Austin Clayton
Sex and gender are critical contributors to overall health and disease, and considering both in research informs the development of prevention strategies and treatment interventions for both men and women. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women's Health sponsored a preconference workshop on this topic at the 24th Annual Women's Health Congress, which was held in Crystal City, VA, in April 2016. The workshop featured presentations by NIH intramural and extramural scientists who presented data on a variety of topics including polycystic kidney disease, vaccine protection, depression, drug addiction, and cardiovascular disease...
January 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340772/the-influence-of-passionate-love-on-self-other-discrimination-during-joint-action
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Virginie Quintard, Stéphane Jouffre, Jean-Claude Croizet, Cedric A Bouquet
Prior research on romantic relationships suggests that being in love involves a blurring of self-other cognitive boundaries. However, this research has focused so far on conceptual self-representation, related to the individual's traits or interests. The present study tested the hypothesis that passionate love involves a reduced discrimination between the self and the romantic partner at a bodily level, as indexed by an increased Joint Simon effect (JSE), and we further examined whether this self-other discrimination correlated with the passion felt for the partner...
January 16, 2018: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339667/improving-laboratory-assessment-in-disorders-of-sex-development-through-a-multidisciplinary-network
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Sabine E Hannema, Yolanda B de Rijke
The aim of the European Reference Network for Rare Endocrine Disorders (Endo-ERN) is to ensure equal access to high-quality care for all those affected by a rare endocrine condition across Europe, such as a disorder/difference of sex development (DSD), both for children and adults. Although differences in resources, health care systems, and health insurances between the European countries are challenging and require political action, a European laboratory network within Endo-ERN could improve the diagnostic process in individuals with DSD, building on the work done by previous European collaborations such as the COST action DSDnet...
January 17, 2018: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339633/multiple-sclerosis-mortality-by-race-ethnicity-age-sex-and-time-period-in-the-united-states-1999-2015
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Lilyana Amezcua, Erica Rivas, Sarah Joseph, Juanjuan Zhang, Lihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) carries high morbidity and shortens life span. While there is recent recognition of other US minority populations such as blacks and Hispanics being affected with MS, examination of MS-specific mortality trends by race/ethnicity has been lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate MS mortality rates and trends in the United States by sex, age, and race/ethnicity. METHODS: We used the Compressed Mortality data file for 1999-2015 in the Wide-ranging online Data for Epidemiological Research system developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to calculate the age-adjusted (US 2000 standard population) and age-specific MS mortality rate (per 100,000) by race/ethnicity and sex over time...
January 16, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339116/understanding-women-s-subjective-sexual-arousal-within-the-laboratory-definition-measurement-and-manipulation
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Ariel B Handy, Amelia M Stanton, Cindy M Meston
INTRODUCTION: Subjective sexual arousal (SSA) is positive, cognitive engagement in sexual activity. SSA is considered an important aspect of the sexual experience, as it has been found to facilitate sexual activity and, in situations of chronically low or absent arousal, potentially cause distress. Despite the clinical implications of SSA, a thorough review of how to manipulate SSA has yet to be conducted. AIM: To review the state of knowledge about SSA in women, including its definition, measurement, and the outcomes of studies attempting to manipulate SSA within a laboratory setting...
January 12, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338743/the-prospective-and-concurrent-effect-of-exercise-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-over-a-3%C3%A2-year-period
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Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Mathieu F Bélanger
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether socioeconomic status influences health outcomes among older adults through its effect on physical activity. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sex and neighborhood socio-economic status on the change in health related quality of life (HR-QOL) as a function of physical activity over a three-year period. METHODS: This cohort study included French-speaking community-dwelling older adults recruited in primary care practices in the province of Quebec and participating in the 'Étude sur la Santé des Ainés' (ESA)-Services study on the health of the elderly...
January 16, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338709/wormachine-machine-learning-based-phenotypic-analysis-tool-for-worms
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Adam Hakim, Yael Mor, Itai Antoine Toker, Amir Levine, Moran Neuhof, Yishai Markovitz, Oded Rechavi
BACKGROUND: Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes are powerful model organisms, yet quantification of visible phenotypes is still often labor-intensive, biased, and error-prone. We developed WorMachine, a three-step MATLAB-based image analysis software that allows (1) automated identification of C. elegans worms, (2) extraction of morphological features and quantification of fluorescent signals, and (3) machine learning techniques for high-level analysis. RESULTS: We examined the power of WorMachine using five separate representative assays: supervised classification of binary-sex phenotype, scoring continuous-sexual phenotypes, quantifying the effects of two different RNA interference treatments, and measuring intracellular protein aggregation...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338660/social-ecological-factors-associated-with-selling-sex-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-jamaica-results-from-a-cross-sectional-tablet-based-survey
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Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Kathleen S Kenny, Kandasi Levermore, Nicolette Jones, Stefan D Baral, Ying Wang, Annecka Marshall, Peter A Newman
BACKGROUND: Globally, men who have sex with men (MSM) experience social marginalization and criminalization that increase HIV vulnerability by constraining access to HIV prevention and care. People who sell sex also experience criminalization, rights violations, and violence, which elevate HIV exposure. MSM who sell sex may experience intersectional stigma and intensified social marginalization, yet have largely been overlooked in epidemiological and social HIV research. In Jamaica, where same sex practices and sex work are criminalized, scant research has investigated sex selling among MSM, including associations with HIV vulnerability...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337907/few-sex-differences-in-hospitalized-suicide-attempters-aged-70-and-above
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Stefan Wiktorsson, Therese Rydberg Sterner, Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg, Ingmar Skoog, Anne Ingeborg Berg, Paul Duberstein, Kimberly Van Orden, Margda Waern
Relatively little research attention has been paid to sex issues in late life suicidal behaviour. The aim was to compare clinical characteristics of women and men aged 70+ who were hospitalized after a suicide attempt. We hypothesized higher depression and anxiety scores in women, and we expected to find that men would more often attribute the attempt to health problems and compromised autonomy. Participants (56 women and 47 men, mean age 80) were interviewed by a psychologist. In addition to psychiatric and somatic health assessments, participants responded to an open-ended question concerning attributions of the attempt...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337602/defining-the-learning-curve-for-hip-arthroscopy-a-threshold-analysis-of-the-volume-outcomes-relationship
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Nabil Mehta, Peter Chamberlin, Robert G Marx, Chisa Hidaka, Yile Ge, Danyal H Nawabi, Stephen Lyman
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy has emerged as a successful option for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and related hip disorders, but the procedure is technically challenging. PURPOSE: To define the learning curve through which surgeons become proficient at hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; level of evidence, 3. METHODS: The authors identified hip arthroscopy procedures performed by surgeons through a New York State database (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System) and followed those cases for additional hip surgery (total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing, or ipsilateral hip arthroscopy) within 5 years of the original procedure...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337018/prevalence-of-and-secular-trends-in-diagnosed-diabetes-in-italy-1980-2013
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R Gnavi, A Migliardi, M Maggini, G Costa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this research was to examine the prevalence of diabetes in Italy over a 34-year period. METHODS AND RESULTS: Self-reported diabetes was assessed in eight health interview surveys of representative samples of Italian population aged 20 years and over. Crude and standardised prevalence were calculated by age, sex, educational level and area of residence. Logistic models were fitted to calculate the contribution of age and BMI to the trend in prevalence...
December 22, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336339/-training-program-in-oncologic-urology-future-prospectives
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Mario Alvarez-Maestro, Juan Gómez Rivas, Alfredo Aguilera Bazán, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro, Alvaro Juarez Soto, Jose Manuel Cozar Olmo, Manuel Esteban Fuertes
Urology is a medical-surgical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of the medical and surgical diseases of the urinary apparatus and retroperitoneum in both sexes and the male genital apparatus without age limit, due to congenital, traumatic, septic, metabolic, obstructive and oncological conditions. Urologic oncology is the broadest urological part, where research and new advances make continuous learning essential. In this chapter we treat all academic features related with training in the field of Urooncology...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336326/-current-status-of-urological-education-in-spain
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Juan Gómez Rivas, Ramiro Cabello-Benavente, Gonzalo Bueno-Serrano, Moises Rodríguez Socarrás, Manuel Esteban Fuertes
INTRODUCTION: Urology is a medicalsurgical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the urinary tract and retroperitoneum in both sexes and of the male genital tract without age limit. The traditional method of training is based on the imitation of the skills and behaviors of the tutors, creating variability in the training between different centers and giving a passive role to resident internal physicians (MIR). LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK: The 2006 BOE establishes the specific formative content in its theoretical, practical and scientific facets...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336208/the-effects-of-sex-differences-and-hormonal-contraception-on-outcomes-following-collegiate-sports-related-concussion
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Virginia Terwilliger Gallagher, Natalie Kramer, Kristin Abbott, John Alexander, Hans Breiter, Amy Herrold, Tory Lindley, Jeffrey Mjaanes, James Reilly
There is conflicting evidence regarding whether females are more adversely affected following concussion relative to males. Further, recent research suggests hormonal contraceptive (HC) use may affect symptom severity and duration post-concussion. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of sex and HC use on outcomes following concussion among collegiate varsity athletes. We hypothesized females would have longer length of recovery (LOR) and peak symptom severity would be associated with longer length of recovery in both males and females...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336002/body-composition-and-circulating-estradiol-are-the-main-bone-density-predictors-in-healthy-young-and-middle-aged-men
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S C Bilha, D Branisteanu, C Buzduga, D Constantinescu, P Cianga, E Anisie, A Covic, M C Ungureanu
PURPOSE: Current fracture risk assessment options in men call for improved evaluation strategies. Recent research directed towards non-classic bone mass determinants have often yielded scarce and conflicting results. We aimed at investigating the impact of novel potential bone mass regulators together with classic determinants of bone status in healthy young and middle-aged men. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements, all-site bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition parameters assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and also serum concentrations of (1) the adipokines leptin and resistin, (2) vitamin D and parathormone (PTH), (3) sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), total testosterone and estradiol (free testosterone was also calculated) and (4) C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTx) were obtained from 30 apparently healthy male volunteers aged 20-65 years enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335371/the-relationship-between-telomere-length-and-mortality-risk-in-non-model-vertebrate-systems-a-meta-analysis
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Rachael V Wilbourn, Joshua P Moatt, Hannah Froy, Craig A Walling, Daniel H Nussey, Jelle J Boonekamp
Telomere length (TL) has become a biomarker of increasing interest within ecology and evolutionary biology, and has been found to predict subsequent survival in some recent avian studies but not others. Here, we undertake the first formal meta-analysis to test whether there is an overall association between TL and subsequent mortality risk in vertebrates other than humans and model laboratory rodents. We identified 27 suitable studies and obtained standardized estimates of the hazard ratio associated with TL from each...
March 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335350/epidemiology-and-medication-pattern-change-of-psoriatic-diseases-in-taiwan-from-2000-to-2013-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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James Cheng-Chung Wei, Lin-Hong Shi, Jing-Yang Huang, Xue-Fen Wu, Rui Wu, Jeng-Yuan Chiou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the trend of prevalence and incidence rates for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis in Taiwan, and to determine the changes in medication patterns. METHODS: Data were collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, which covered at least 95% of the population from 2000 to 2013. International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition (ICD-9) was used to identify PsA (ICD-9 696.0) and other psoriasis (ICD-9 696.1). Medications were identified by Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification code...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
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