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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319751/spirituality-religiosity-substance-use-and-hiv-testing-among-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Adam W Carrico, Erik David Storholm, Annesa Flentje, Emily A Arnold, Lance M Pollack, Torsten B Neilands, Gregory M Rebchook, John L Peterson, Agatha Eke, Wayne Johnson, Susan M Kegeles
BACKGROUND: Spirituality and religiosity may serve as both a resource and a barrier to HIV prevention with young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). We examined indices of spirituality/religiosity as correlates of binge drinking, stimulant use, and recent HIV testing in a sample of YBMSM. METHODS: From 2011-2013, annual venue-based surveys of sexually active YBMSM ages 18-29 were conducted in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Binge drinking and stimulant use were assessed in the past two months...
March 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279587/learning-to-live-with-hiv-in-the-rural-townships-a-photovoice-study-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-living-with-hiv-in-mpumalanga-south-africa
#2
Joseph Daniels, Kabelo Maleke, Tim Lane, Helen Struthers, James McIntyre, Susan Kegeles, Alison Moore, Thomas Coates
There is limited understanding about the health and well-being of men who have sex with men (MSM) with HIV infection living in rural African areas. We present the results of an adapted photovoice project with 35 MSM with HIV infection who live in townships in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The project was designed to explore the social factors that influenced HIV care. Twenty-four photo essays were developed by participants in focus group discussions that were audio-recorded and transcribed for analysis. Transcripts and photo essays were coded using a constant comparison approach combining researcher observation notes and reflection on participant-identified themes...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272895/depletion-induced-encapsulation-by-dumbbell-shaped-patchy-colloids-stabilize-microspheres-against-aggregation
#3
Joost Robert Wolters, Joanne E Verweij, Guido Avvisati, Marjolein Dijkstra, Willem K Kegel
In this paper, we demonstrate the stabilization of polystyrene microspheres by encapsulating them with dumbbell-shaped colloids with a sticky and a non-sticky lobe. Upon adding a depletant, an effective short ranged attraction is induced between the microspheres and the smaller, smooth lobes of the dumbbells, making those specifically sticky, whereas the interaction with the larger lobes of the dumbbells is considerably less attractive due to their rough surface, which reduces the overlap volume and leaves them non-sticky...
March 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252827/the-effect-of-rehabilitation-exercises-combined-with-direct-vagina-low-voltage-low-frequency-electric-stimulation-on-pelvic-nerve-electrophysiology-and-tissue-function-in-primiparous-women-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sumian Yang, Wenshu Sang, Jing Feng, Haifeng Zhao, Xian Li, Ping Li, Hongfang Fan, Zengjun Tang, Lina Gao
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of rehabilitation exercises combined with Direct Vagina Low Voltage Low Frequency Electric Stimulation (DES) on pelvic nerve electrophysiology and tissue function after delivery. BACKGROUND: Whether and how DES effects pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) are not known clearly. DESIGN: This was a randomised, controlled clinical trial. METHODS: The 189 primiparous women 20-35 years old and with an episiotomy or second degree episiotomy tear were divided into three groups: the control group (n=60) received routine postpartum guidance 2 hours postpartum, the training group (n=63) performed rehabilitation exercises (Kegel exercises and pelvic movements) from 2 days postpartum until 3 months postpartum, and the combination group (n=66) received DES 15 times (3 times a week for 30 min at a time) beginning at the sixth week postpartum in addition to performing rehabilitation exercises...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225904/invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-disease-in-the-vaccine-era-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Mari Tuyama, Jessica Corrêa-Antônio, Jessica Schlackman, Jane W Marsh, Maria C Rebelo, Elaine O Cerqueira, Márcio Nehab, Fabíola Kegele, Getúlio F Carmo, Dominique Ca Thielmann, Paulo F Barroso, Lee H Harrison, David E Barroso
BACKGROUND: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) serotype b (Hib) conjugate vaccine was incorporated into the infant immunisation schedule in Brazil in 1999, where Hib was one of the major etiologic sources of community-acquired bacterial meningitis. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the molecular epidemiology of invasive Hi disease in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, before and after vaccine introduction. METHODS: Surveillance data from 1986 to 2014 were analysed...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225898/invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-disease-in-the-vaccine-era-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#6
Mari Tuyama, Jessica Corrêa-Antônio, Jessica Schlackman, Jane W Marsh, Maria C Rebelo, Elaine O Cerqueira, Márcio Nehab, Fabíola Kegele, Getúlio F Carmo, Dominique Ca Thielmann, Paulo F Barroso, Lee H Harrison, David E Barroso
BACKGROUND: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) serotype b (Hib) conjugate vaccine was incorporated into the infant immunisation schedule in Brazil in 1999, where Hib was one of the major etiologic sources of community-acquired bacterial meningitis. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the molecular epidemiology of invasive Hi disease in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, before and after vaccine introduction. METHODS: Surveillance data from 1986 to 2014 were analysed...
February 16, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195781/an-evaluation-of-mpowerment-on-individual-level-hiv-risk-behavior-testing-and-psychosocial-factors-among-young-msm-of-color-the-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-mp-mem-project
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Gene Shelley, Weston Williams, Gary Uhl, Tamoka Hoyte, Adanze Eke, Carolyn Wright, Gregory Rebchook, Lance Pollack, Kelly Bell, Yan Wang, Qi Cheng, Susan M Kegeles
Young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color are at increased risk for HIV infection. Mpowerment (MP) is an intervention designed to reduce risky sexual behavior and increase HIV testing among young MSM ages 18-29. From 2009 to 2012, three community-based organizations with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluated MP among N = 298 participants. Following a repeated measures design, data from 3- and 6-month follow-ups were compared to baseline. HIV testing and self-efficacy for safer sex increased at both follow-up time points; self-acceptance as an MSM was higher at follow-up 2...
February 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129757/identifying-social-and-economic-barriers-to-regular-care-and-treatment-for-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-women-bmsmw-and-who-are-living-with-hiv-a-qualitative-study-from-the-bruthas-cohort
#8
Emily A Arnold, John Weeks, Michael Benjamin, William R Stewart, Lance M Pollack, Susan M Kegeles, Don Operario
BACKGROUND: There is little research regarding the ability of Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) to access and maintain HIV-related health care and treatment adherence. This population, who often insist on secrecy about their same-sex desire, may experience unique barriers to seeking regular care and treatment. METHODS: From March 2011-April 2014, we recruited 396 BMSMW in the San Francisco Bay Area to be enrolled in our randomized controlled trial...
January 28, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
#9
Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058466/-malignization-of-vestibular-schwannoma-13%C3%A2-years-after-radiation-therapy
#10
S Simmermacher, D Vordermark, T Kegel, C Strauss
This article presents a case of malignant transformation of vestibular schwannoma 13 years after stereotactic radiation therapy, which lead to an acute life-threatening condition. Although the observation is currently only based on case reports, an increasing number of these support the hypothesis that there is a relevant risk of malignant transformation in the long-term course of previously irradiated vestibular schwannomas. Therefore, long-term MRI follow-up should be considered.
January 5, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939961/investigating-the-use-of-a-gammatone-filterbank-for-a-cochlear-implant-coding-strategy
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Sonia Tabibi, Andrea Kegel, Wai Kong Lai, Norbert Dillier
BACKGROUND: Contemporary speech processing strategies in cochlear implants (CIs) such as the Advanced Combination Encoder (ACE) use a standard Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) filterbank to extract envelopes. The assignment of the FFT bins to approximate the frequency resolution of the basilar membrane is only partly based on physiology, especially since the bins are distributed linearly below 1000Hz and logarithmically above 1000Hz. NEW METHOD: A Gammatone filterbank which provides a closer approximation to the bandwidths of filters in the human auditory system could replace the standard FFT filterbank in the ACE strategy...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914346/tuning-particle-geometry-of-chemically-anisotropic-dumbbell-shaped-colloids
#12
Bas G P van Ravensteijn, Willem K Kegel
Chemically anisotropic dumbbell-shaped colloids are prepared starting from cross-linked polymer seed particles coated with a chlorinated outer layer. These chlorinated seeds are swollen with monomer. Subsequently, a liquid protrusion is formed on the surface of the seed particle by phase separation between the monomer and the swollen polymer network. Solidification of these liquid lobes by polymerization leads to the desired dumbbell-shaped colloids. The chlorine groups remain confined on the seed lobe of the particles, ensuring chemical anisotropy of the resulting particles...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913764/ethnic-differences-in-fall-risk-among-community-dwelling-older-people-in-the-netherlands
#13
Fatima El Fakiri, Amber A Kegel, Gea M Schouten, Mary P H Berns
OBJECTIVE: This study measures the prevalence of falls and fear of falling among a population sample aged ≥65 years from different ethnic minorities living in the Netherlands, and examines whether ethnicity contributed to the differences in fall risk. METHOD: We analyzed data from 8,892 Dutch, Moroccan, Turkish, and Surinamese participants. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analyses were conducted with falls and fear of falling as the dependent variable and ethnicity as the independent variable...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886578/kynurenic-acid-and-psychotic-symptoms-and-personality-traits-in-twins-with-psychiatric-morbidity
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Magdalena E Kegel, Viktoria Johansson, Lennart Wetterberg, Maria Bhat, Lilly Schwieler, Tyrone D Cannon, Ina Schuppe-Koistinen, Göran Engberg, Mikael Landén, Christina M Hultman, Sophie Erhardt
Increased cytokines and kynurenic acid (KYNA) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been reported in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate cytokines and kynurenines in the CSF of twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and to study these CSF markers in relation to psychotic symptoms and personality traits. CSF levels of tryptophan (TRP), KYNA, quinolinic acid (QUIN), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) were analyzed in 23 twins with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and in their not affected co-twins...
January 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865171/iron-and-manganese-removal-recent-advances-in-modelling-treatment-efficiency-by-rapid-sand-filtration
#15
D Vries, C Bertelkamp, F Schoonenberg Kegel, B Hofs, J Dusseldorp, J H Bruins, W de Vet, B van den Akker
A model has been developed that takes into account the main characteristics of (submerged) rapid filtration: the water quality parameters of the influent water, notably pH, iron(II) and manganese(II) concentrations, homogeneous oxidation in the supernatant layer, surface sorption and heterogeneous oxidation kinetics in the filter, and filter media adsorption characteristics. Simplifying assumptions are made to enable validation in practice, while maintaining the main mechanisms involved in iron(II) and manganese(II) removal...
February 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844296/the-role-of-the-primary-romantic-relationship-in-hiv-care-engagement-outcomes-among-young-hiv-positive-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#16
Judy Y Tan, Lance Pollack, Greg Rebchook, John Peterson, David Huebner, Agatha Eke, Wayne Johnson, Susan Kegeles
The primary romantic relationship plays a fundamental role in health maintenance, but little is known about its role in HIV care engagement among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV. We examined how HIV care engagement outcomes (i.e., having a primary healthcare provider, receiving HIV treatment, taking antiretroviral medication, and medication adherence) vary by partnership status (single vs. concordant-positive vs. discordant) in a sample of young Black MSM living with HIV. Results showed mixed findings...
November 14, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689619/autophagy-activation-by-transcription-factor-eb-tfeb-in-striatum-of-hdq175-q7-mice
#17
Petr Vodicka, Kathryn Chase, Maria Iuliano, Adelaide Tousley, Dana T Valentine, Ellen Sapp, Kimberly B Kegel-Gleason, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Neil Aronin, Marian DiFiglia
BACKGROUND: Mutant huntingtin (mHTT) is encoded by the Huntington's disease (HD) gene and its accumulation in the brain contributes to HD pathogenesis. Reducing mHTT levels through activation of the autophagosome-lysosomal pathway may have therapeutic benefit. Transcription factor EB (TFEB) regulates lysosome biogenesis and autophagy. OBJECTIVE: To examine if increasing TFEB protein levels in HD mouse striatum induces autophagy and influences mHTT levels. METHODS: We introduced cDNA encoding TFEB with an HA tag (TFEB-HA) under the control of neuron specific synapsin 1 promoter into the striatum of 3 month old HDQ175/Q7 mice using adeno-associated virus AAV2/9...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27675977/evaluation-of-a-4d-ultrasound-us-real-time-tracking-system-for-sbrt-of-upper-abdominal-lesions-in-healthy-volunteers-under-computer-controlled-breath-hold-a-correlation-of-ultrasound-and-surface-motion-data
#18
D S K Sihono, C Weiss, L Vogel, S Kegel, J Thölking, F Wenz, H Wertz, F Lohr, J Boda-Heggemann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572394/streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotypes-9-and-14-circulating-in-brazil-over-a-23-year-period-prior-to-introduction-of-the-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-role-of-international-clones-in-the-evolution-of-antimicrobial-resistance-and-description-of-a-novel
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Tatiana C A Pinto, Fabíola C O Kegele, Cícero A G Dias, Rosana R Barros, José M Peralta, Vânia L C Merquior, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Sopio Chochua, Paulina Hawkins, Lesley McGee, Lucia M Teixeira
Antimicrobial-resistant pneumococcal strains have been detected worldwide since the 1960s. In Brazil, the first penicillin-nonsusceptible pneumococci (PNSP) were reported in the 1980s, and their emergence and dissemination have been mainly attributed to serogroup 9 and serotype 14 strains, especially those highly related to recognized international clones. In the present study, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and multilocus sequence typing were performed on 315 pneumococcal isolates belonging to serogroup 9 (n = 99) or serotype 14 (n = 216), recovered from patients or asymptomatic carriers between 1988 and 2011 in Brazil, in order to trace changes in antimicrobial resistance and genotypes prior to the full introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the country...
November 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505220/comparison-of-the-motor-performance-and-vestibular-function-in-infants-with-a-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-or-a-connexin-26-mutation-a-preliminary-study
#20
Leen Maes, Alexandra De Kegel, Hilde Van Waelvelde, Els De Leenheer, Helen Van Hoecke, Julie Goderis, Ingeborg Dhooge
OBJECTIVES: Hearing-impaired children are at risk for vestibular damage and delayed motor development. Two major causes of congenital hearing loss are cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and connexin (Cx) 26 mutations. Comparison of the motor performance and vestibular function between these specific groups is still underexplored. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of congenital (c)CMV and Cx26 on the motor performance and vestibular function in 6 months old infants...
January 2017: Ear and Hearing
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