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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220906/experiences-with-preventing-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-an-automotive-plant
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Věra Žídková, Marie Nakládalová, Jana Zapletalová, Zdeněk Nakládal, Helena Kollárová
OBJECTIVES: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common occupational disease. The aim was to assess the effect of preventive measures in automotive assembly workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis summarizes data from annual crosssectional studies. The 7-year analysis of data was based on medical records obtained from an occupational physician and inspections carried out at the workplace where targeted preventive measures were introduced, including better ergonomic arrangement of the workplace, technical adjustments facilitating the work, preventive nerve conduction studies (NCS) testing of the median nerve once a year, switching of workers and their targeted rotation within the workplace...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219666/relation-of-iliac-artery-calcium-with-adiposity-measures-and-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Ido Weinberg, Kathryn A Britton, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Emily Manders, Caroline S Fox, Joanne M Murabito
Arterial calcification is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To improve the understanding of the pathogenesis involved with iliac artery calcium (IAC), we sought to examine the associations between the burden of IAC with adiposity measures and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Participants (n = 1,236, 52% women, mean age 60 years) were drawn from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort who underwent multidetector computed tomography. The extent of IAC was quantified based on calcified atherosclerotic plaques detected in the iliac arteries...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216366/implications-of-concomitant-hypogastric-artery-embolization-with-endovascular-repair-of-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Behzad S Farivar, Richa Kalsi, Charles B Drucker, Carly B Goldstein, Rajabrata Sarkar, Shahab Toursavadkohi
OBJECTIVE: Hypogastric artery embolization (HAE) is associated with significant risk of ischemic complications. We assessed the impact of HAE on 30-day outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2011 to 2014 to identify and to compare clinical features, operative details, and 30-day outcomes of EVAR with those of concomitant HAE with EVAR (HAE + EVAR)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214487/radiofrequency-ablation-with-concomitant-stab-phlebectomy-increases-risk-of-endovenous-heat-induced-thrombosis
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Caitlin W Hicks, Sandra R DiBrito, J Trent Magruder, M Libby Weaver, Cathy Barenski, Jennifer A Heller
OBJECTIVE: Endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is a well-documented phenomenon that follows endovenous ablation, but the treatment, surveillance, and risk factors for EHIT have yet to be comprehensively elucidated. We sought to identify characteristics that may put patients at higher risk for development of EHIT after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of symptomatic superficial venous insufficiency. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all consecutive patients undergoing treatment with RFA to the great saphenous vein by a single surgeon from July 2013 through October 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212813/pigmentation-traits-sun-exposure-and-risk-of-incident-vitiligo-in-women
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Rachel Dunlap, Shaowei Wu, Erin Wilmer, Eunyoung Cho, Wen-Qing Li, Newsha Lajevardi, Abrar Qureshi
Vitiligo is the most common cutaneous depigmentation disorder worldwide, yet little is known about specific risk factors for disease development. Utilizing data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), a prospective cohort study of 51,337 white women, we examined the associations between (1) pigmentary traits and (2) reactions to sun exposure and risk of incident vitiligo. NHS participants responded to a question about clinician-diagnosed vitiligo and year of diagnosis (2001 or before, 2002-2005, 2006-2009, 2010-2011, or 2012+)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211181/a-national-survey-of-the-use-of-pachymeters-by-optometrists-in-scotland-experience-views-and-barriers-to-use
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Colin Goudie, Savva Pronin, Helen Court, Janet Pooley, Andrew J Tatham
PURPOSE: Thin central corneal thickness (CCT) is a risk factor for glaucoma. In 2016 all optometry practices in Scotland were provided with pachymeters aiming to improve risk assessment and accuracy of referrals to secondary care. We examined optometrists' experience and views of pachymetry, including perceived barriers to pachymetry in primary care. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent using the REDCap electronic data capture tool to all 1264 optometrists registered with NHS Education for Scotland (NES)...
March 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209387/associations-of-cardiovascular-and-all-cause-mortality-events-with-oxygen-uptake-at-ventilatory-threshold
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Setor K Kunutsor, Sudhir Kurl, Hassan Khan, Francesco Zaccardi, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: Oxygen uptake (VO2) at ventilatory threshold (VT), is a cardiopulmonary exercise testing parameter which may be a proxy for peak VO2. We aimed to assess the associations of VO2 at VT with sudden cardiac death (SCD), fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: VO2 at VT was assessed during a submaximal exercise test using respiratory gas analyzers in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease cohort of 1639 middle-aged men...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208238/effects-of-extreme-drought-on-specific-leaf-area-of-grassland-species-a-meta-analysis-of-experimental-studies-in-temperate-and-sub-mediterranean-systems
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C Wellstein, P Poschlod, A Gohlke, S Chelli, G Campetella, S Rosbakh, R Canullo, J Kreyling, A Jentsch, C Beierkuhnlein
Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of experimental drought manipulation studies using rain-out shelters in five sites of natural grassland ecosystems of Europe. The single studies assess the effects of extreme drought on the intraspecific variation of the specific leaf area (SLA), a proxy of plant growth. We evaluate and compare the effect size of the SLA response for the functional groups of forbs and grasses in temperate and sub-Mediterranean systems. We hypothesized that the functional groups of grasses and forbs from temperate grassland systems have different strategies in short-term drought response, measured as adjustment of SLA, with SLA-reduction in grasses and SLA-maintenance in forbs...
February 16, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208133/how-truncating-are-truncating-languages-evidence-from-russian-and-german
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Tamara V Rathcke
Russian and German have pr eviously been described as 'truncating', or cutting off target frequencies of the phrase-final pitch trajectories when the time available for voicing is compromised. However, supporting evidence is rare and limited to only a few pitch categories. This paper reports a production study conducted to document pitch adjustments to linguistic materials, in which the amount of voicing available for the realization of a pitch pattern varies from relatively long to extremely short. Productions of nuclear H+L*, H* and L*+H pitch accents followed by a low boundary tone were investigated in the two languages...
2016: Phonetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203603/physical-activity-level-and-sport-participation-in-relation-to-musculoskeletal-pain-in-a-population-based-study-of-adolescents-the-young-hunt-study
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Maren Hjelle Guddal, Synne Øien Stensland, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, John-Anker Zwart, Kjersti Storheim
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among adolescents is high, and pain in adolescence increases the risk of chronic pain in adulthood. Studies have shown conflicting evidence regarding associations between physical activity and musculoskeletal pain, and few have evaluated the potential impact of sport participation on musculoskeletal pain in adolescent population samples. PURPOSE: To examine the associations between physical activity level, sport participation, and musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders, low back, and lower extremities in a population-based sample of adolescents...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202583/acoustic-measurements-of-post-dive-cardiac-responses-in-southern-elephant-seals-mirounga-leonina-during-surfacing-at-sea
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Louise Day, Joffrey Jouma'a, Julien Bonnel, Christophe Guinet
Measuring physiological data in free-ranging marine mammals remains challenging, owing to their far-ranging foraging habitat. Yet, it is important to understand how these divers recover from effort expended underwater, as marine mammals can perform deep and recurrent dives. Among them, southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) are one of the most extreme divers, diving continuously at great depth and for long duration while travelling over large distances within the Southern Ocean. To determine how they manage post-dive recovery, we deployed hydrophones on four post-breeding female southern elephant seals...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197643/machine-learning-principles-can-improve-hip-fracture-prediction
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Christian Kruse, Pia Eiken, Peter Vestergaard
Apply machine learning principles to predict hip fractures and estimate predictor importance in Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-scanned men and women. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry data from two Danish regions between 1996 and 2006 were combined with national Danish patient data to comprise 4722 women and 717 men with 5 years of follow-up time (original cohort n = 6606 men and women). Twenty-four statistical models were built on 75% of data points through k-5, 5-repeat cross-validation, and then validated on the remaining 25% of data points to calculate area under the curve (AUC) and calibrate probability estimates...
February 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196631/effects-of-12-weeks-of-chiropractic-care-on-central-integration-of-dual-somatosensory-input-in-chronic-pain-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess whether the dual somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) technique is sensitive enough to measure changes in cortical intrinsic inhibitory interactions in patients with chronic neck or upper extremity pain and, if so, whether changes are associated with changes in pain scores. METHODS: The dual peripheral nerve stimulation SEP ratio technique was used for 6 subjects with a history of chronic neck or upper limb pain...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195589/preterm-arteries-in-childhood-dimensions-intima-media-thickness-and-elasticity-of-the-aorta-coronaries-and-carotids-in-6-y-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Olof Broberg, Monica Hellström, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Gunnar Sjöberg, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth increases risk for adult cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that arteries in 6-y-old children born preterm are narrower, with thicker intima-media and stiffer than in peers born at term. METHODS: Children born extremely preterm (EXP, n = 176, birthweights: 348-1,161 g) and at term (CTRL, n = 174, birthweights: 2,430-4,315 g) were included. Using ultrasonography, we determined diameters of the coronaries (CA), common carotid arteries (CCA) and aorta, the carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), and the stiffness index of the CCA and aorta...
February 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191617/impacts-of-extremely-high-temperature-and-heatwave-on-heatstroke-in-chongqing-china
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Yonghong Li, Chengcheng Li, Shuquan Luo, Jinyu He, Yibin Cheng, Yinlong Jin
Few studies have reported the quantitative association between heat and heatstroke (HS) occurrence, particularly in China. The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the association between high temperature/heatwave and HS occurrence in Chongqing. The daily HS data from 2009 to 2013 of Chongqing were extracted from Chongqing Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A Zero-inflated Poisson regression model (ZIP) with a logistic distribution was used to quantitatively analyze the impacts of the daily maximum temperature (Tmax) over the threshold on HS occurrence by gender, age, and severity of HS, after controlling for covariates including day of the week (DOW), relative humidity, and daily temperature range...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188703/the-effect-of-radiation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-adult-soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-extremities-a-long-term-community-based-cancer-center-experience
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Jeffrey S Kneisl, Chad Ferguson, Myra Robinson, Anthony Crimaldi, Will Ahrens, James Symanowski, Michael Bates, Jennifer L Ersek, Michael Livingston, Joshua Patt, Edward S Kim
The aim of the study was to determine the effect of external beam radiotherapy (RT) in the treatment of extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) before or after limb-sparing surgery (LSS) in a community-based setting. Patients presenting to our institution from 1992 to 2010 and meeting eligibility criteria were stratified into low (G1) or high (G2, G3) pathologic grade and evaluated. Major complication events, including amputation, radiation-induced sarcoma, and pathologic fracture, were assessed. Kaplan-Meier techniques and Cox proportional hazards regression models were used...
February 11, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187075/investigating-the-association-between-lower-extremity-and-low-back-symptoms-among-saskatchewan-farmers-using-the-standardized-nordic-questionnaire
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Samuel Kwaku Essien, Catherine Trask, James Dosman, Brenna Bath
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional survey OBJECTIVE.: To investigated the association between self-reported low back symptoms and symptoms in the hip, knee, and ankle in a high-risk occupational group SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Low back pain, with or without lower extremity referral, poses a major challenge to occupational productivity, especially in farming. Although low back symptoms can occur independent of lower extremity symptoms, anatomical positioning of nerves supplying the lower limbs means structural and physiological changes in the spine can lead to referred pain in the lower limbs, but the magnitude of the association between low back and lower extremity symptoms is unclear...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185753/predicting-the-incremental-hospital-cost-of-adverse-events-among-medicare-beneficiaries-in-the-comprehensive-joint-replacement-program-during-fiscal-year-2014
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Steven D Culler, David S Jevsevar, Kevin J McGuire, Kevin G Shea, Kenneth M Little, Michael J Schlosser
BACKGROUND: The Medicare program's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model places hospitals at financial risk for the treatment cost of Medicare beneficiaries (MBs) undergoing lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR). METHODS: This study uses Medicare Provider Analysis and Review File and identified 674,777 MBs with LEJR procedure during fiscal year 2014. Adverse events (death, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, sepsis or shock, surgical site bleeding, pulmonary embolism, mechanical complications, and periprosthetic joint infection) were studied...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182176/risk-factors-for-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-office-workers-in-qom-province-iran
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Seyedeh Shohreh Alavi, Mahya Abbasi, Ramin Mehrdad
BACKGROUND: The identification of the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is the first step in designing effective preventive interventions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between individual, organizational, physical, and psychological factors and upper extremity MSDs (i.e., shoulder, elbow and hand/wrist). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the study population was comprised of office workers from Qom Province, Iran...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181776/cardiovascular-adjustments-to-heat-stress-during-prolonged-exercise
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Luna Rizzo, Martin W Thompson
Prolonged effort in hot environments is increasing popular in extreme sports. The number of long distance athletes taking part in races in extremely warm condition, as in deserts, is larger than in the past and also the race distances are increased thus. The demanding for the heart function are higher than those challenged in the past only by few athletes and in easier conditions. This puts news challenges on the professional involved in these activities and there is a need to better understand how the cardiocirculatory system responses in these extreme environmental conditions...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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