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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149175/the-introduction-of-dengue-follows-transportation-infrastructure-changes-in-the-state-of-acre-brazil-a-network-based-analysis
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Raquel Martins Lana, Marcelo Ferreira da Costa Gomes, Tiago França Melo de Lima, Nildimar Alves Honório, Cláudia Torres Codeço
Human mobility, presence and passive transportation of Aedes aegypti mosquito, and environmental characteristics are a group of factors which contribute to the success of dengue spread and establishment. To understand this process, we assess data from dengue national and municipal basins regarding population and demographics, transportation network, human mobility, and Ae. aegypti monitoring for the Brazilian state of Acre since the first recorded dengue case in the year 2000 to the year 2015. During this period, several changes in Acre's transport infrastructure and urbanization have been started...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148102/adaptive-integrated-parallel-reception-excitation-and-shimming-ipres-a-with-microelectromechanical-systems-switches
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Dean Darnell, Yixin Ma, Hongyuan Wang, Fraser Robb, Allen W Song, Trong-Kha Truong
PURPOSE: Integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming coil arrays with N shim loops per radio-frequency (RF) coil element (iPRES(N)) allow an RF current and N direct currents (DC) to flow in each coil element, enabling simultaneous reception/excitation and shimming of highly localized B0 inhomogeneities. The purpose of this work was to reduce the cost and complexity of this design by reducing the number of DC power supplies required by a factor N, while maintaining a high RF and shimming performance...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147806/depression-loneliness-and-sexual-risk-taking-among-hiv-negative-unknown-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
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Xiaoyou Su, A Ning Zhou, Jianjun Li, Ling-En Shi, Xiping Huan, Hongjing Yan, Chongyi Wei
Research conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) in high-income countries has demonstrated that negative mental health is one of the significant drivers of HIV infection, and few studies have examined the status of mental health among MSM in China. We sought to describe depression and loneliness and identify their correlates among Chinese MSM. A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV-negative or unknown status MSM in 2014. Time-location sampling and online convenience sampling methods were employed...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147456/prevalence-of-sun-protection-at-outdoor-recreation-and-leisure-venues-at-resorts-in-north-america
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Barbara J Walkosz, Michael D Scott, David B Buller, Peter A Andersen, Larry Beck, Gary R Cutter
Background: Exposure to solar ultra violet radiation (UVR) is a primary risk factor for skin cancer. Vacationers often fail to protect themselves from harmful UVR. Purpose: The study assessed the sun protection practices of resort guests in various outdoor leisure and recreation venues during warm-weather seasons. Method: 41 North American resorts were enrolled in a quasi-experimental randomized controlled trial. Adult guests were observed (n=4091) and surveyed (n=3694) in a cross sectional sample...
2017: American Journal of Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146713/autonomy-nudging-and-post-truth-politics
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Geoff Keeling
In his excellent essay, 'Nudges in a post-truth world', Neil Levy argues that 'nudges to reason', or nudges which aim to make us more receptive to evidence, are morally permissible. A strong argument against the moral permissibility of nudging is that nudges fail to respect the autonomy of the individuals affected by them. Levy argues that nudges to reason do respect individual autonomy, such that the standard autonomy objection fails against nudges to reason. In this paper, I argue that Levy fails to show that nudges to reason respect individual autonomy...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146464/language-control-mechanisms-differ-for-native-languages-neuromagnetic-evidence-from-trilingual-language-switching
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Suzanne C A Hut, Päivi Helenius, Alina Leminen, Jyrki P Mäkelä, Minna Lehtonen
How does the brain process and control languages that are learned at a different age, when proficiency in all these languages is high? Early acquired strong languages are likely to have higher baseline activation levels than later learned less-dominant languages. However, it is still largely unknown how the activation levels of these different languages are controlled, and how interference from an irrelevant language is prevented. In this magnetoencephalography (MEG) study on language switching during auditory perception, early Finnish-Swedish bilinguals (N=18) who mastered English with high proficiency after childhood were presented with spoken words in each of the three languages, while performing a simple semantic categorisation task...
November 13, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145438/factors-associated-with-patients-satisfaction-in-brazilian-dental-primary-health-care
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Muath Abdullah Aldosari, Mary Angela Tavares, Antônio Thomaz Gonzaga Matta-Machado, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To assess factors associated with patients' satisfaction with the treatment by dentists in primary health care (PHC) in Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The dataset was part of a nationwide cross-sectional survey for evaluating PHC teams conducted by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Patients from each of 16,202 oral health teams were interviewed. In addition to sociodemographic information, the questionnaire included information about patient experience domains: access and booking of dental appointments, bonding and accountability, welcoming of the patient, and their perception of dental facilities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143900/an-innovative-mobile-health-system-to-improve-and-standardize-antenatal-care-among-underserved-communities-a-feasibility-study-in-an-italian-hosting-center-for-asylum-seekers
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Lucia Borsari, Giovanna Stancanelli, Laura Guarenti, Teresa Grandi, Serena Leotta, Lucia Barcellini, Paola Borella, Anne Caroline Benski
Innovative migrant-friendly tools are needed to assist health personnel manage the high number of pregnancies within reception centers. This study tests functionality and acceptability of a new mHealth system in providing antenatal care amongst migrants. The study, carried out between 2014 and 2016, involved 150 pregnant women residing in the largest European migrant reception center in Sicily. A ticket tracking system assessed the system's functionality and a questionnaire assessed women's acceptability. The system facilitated the collection of clinical data, enabling the creation of electronic patient records and identifying 10% of pregnancies as high-risk...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142532/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-relationship-between-receptivity-to-e-cigarette-advertisements-and-e-cigarette-use-among-baseline-non-users-of-cigarettes-and-e-cigarettes-united-states
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Israel T Agaku, Kevin Davis, Deesha Patel, Paul Shafer, Shanna Cox, William Ridgeway, Brian A King
Background: We investigated the relationship between receptivity to electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) advertisements at baseline and e-cigarette use at follow-up among adult baseline non-users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Methods: A nationally representative online panel was used to survey non-users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes (n = 2191) at baseline and 5-month follow-up. At baseline, respondents were shown an e-cigarette advertisement and asked if they were aware of it (exposure)...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142103/an-intracellular-activation-of-smoothened-independent-of-hedgehog-stimulation-in-drosophila
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Kai Jiang, Yajuan Liu, Jie Zhang, Jianhang Jia
Smoothened (Smo), a GPCR family protein, plays a critical role in the reception and transduction of Hedgehog (Hh) signal. Smo is phosphorylated and activated on the cell surface, however, it is unknown whether Smo can be intracellularly activated. Here, we demonstrate that inactivation of the ESCRT-III causes dramatic accumulation of Smo, and subsequent activation of Hh signaling. In contrast, inactivation of ESCRTs 0-II induces mild Smo accumulation. We provide evidence that Kurtz (Krz), the Drosophila β-arrestin2, acts in parallel with the ESCRTs 0-II pathway to sort Smo to the multivesicular bodies and lysosome-mediated degradation...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141614/differences-in-the-prevalence-of-hospitalizations-and-utilization-of-emergency-outpatient-services-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-between-asylum-seeking-children-and-children-of-the-general-population-a-cross-sectional-medical-records-study-2015
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Célina Lichtl, Thomas Lutz, Joachim Szecsenyi, Kayvan Bozorgmehr
BACKGROUND: Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are established indicators for the availability and quality of ambulatory care. We aimed to assess the differences between asylum-seeking children and children of the general population in a German city with respect to (i) the prevalence of ACS hospitalizations, and (ii) the utilization of emergency outpatient services for ACS conditions. METHODS: Using anonymous account data, all children admitted to the University Hospital Heidelberg in 2015 were included in our study...
November 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141122/willingness-to-engage-in-health-behavior-change-interventions-among-primary-care-patients-positive-for-tobacco-use-and-at-risk-drinking
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Jennifer M Wray, Jennifer S Funderburk, Stephen A Maisto
Objective: To examine intervention preferences of primary care patients who recently screened positive for tobacco use and at-risk drinking. Methods: Primary care patients who screened positive for recent tobacco use and at-risk drinking were eligible to participate in a one-time telephone-based survey conducted from August 2015 to December 2015. The survey asked questions about how willingness to engage in an intervention in integrated primary care was influenced by the described format and focus of the intervention...
November 9, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141014/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-anal-human-papillomavirus-infection-among-hiv-negative-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-urumqi-city-of-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-china
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Tian Tian, Peierdun Mijiti, Huang Bingxue, Zhang Fadong, Abidan Ainiwaer, Sang Guoyao, Zhang Zhanlin, Yeledan Mahan, Tuo Xiaoqin, Gong Zheng, Dai Jianghong
BACKGROUND: Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Study on prevalence and risk factors of anal HPV infection among HIV-negative MSM in Northwestern China was rare. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of HPV prevalence using anal swab specimens among HIV-negative MSM in Urumqi city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China between April 1st and October 30th in 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140928/ngf-locally-sensitizes-nociceptors-in-human-skin
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Otilia Obreja, Roman Rukwied, Lorenz Nagler, Martha Schmidt, Martin Schmelz, Barbara Namer
Nerve growth factor (NGF) injected into human skin causes local hyperalgesia to mechanical and electrical stimuli lasting for weeks. Pig data suggested axonal sensitization of C-nociceptors as contributing mechanism. Here, we recorded single C- nociceptors in eleven human subjects 3 weeks after intracutaneous injection of 1 µg NGF into the foot dorsum. For each identified unit, the receptive field was mapped and, whenever possible, we recorded two terminal branches of the same unit, one from the hyperalgesic NGF-site ("inside") and the other from the non-sensitized skin ("outside")...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140871/hiv-prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Elia John Mmbaga, Kåre Moen, Germana Henry Leyna, Rose Mpembeni, Melkizedeck Thomas Leshabari
INTRODUCTION: Limited studies and differential risk behaviours among men who have sex with men(MSM) in Africa calls for population specific studies. We present results from the largest integrated bio-behavioural survey among MSM in Africa to inform programming. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study utilizing respondent driven sampling to recruit MSM aged 18 and above. Data on socio-demographic characteristics and HIV-related risks were collected and all participants were tested for HIV, Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2), Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) and Syphilis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138981/young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-at-high-risk-for-hiv-bangkok-msm-cohort-study-thailand-2006-2014
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Warunee Thienkrua, Frits van Griensven, Philip A Mock, Eileen F Dunne, Boonyos Raengsakulrach, Wipas Wimonsate, Nopporn Howteerakul, Chaiwat Ungsedhapand, Anupong Chiwarakorn, Timothy H Holtz
High HIV incidence has been reported in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in North America and Western Europe, but there are limited data from Southeast Asia suggesting MSM may be the driver of the HIV epidemic in this region. We described HIV incidence and risk factors among 494 YMSM enrolled in a cohort study in Bangkok, Thailand. The HIV incidence was 7.4 per 100 person-years. In multivariable analysis, reporting use of an erectile dysfunction drug in combination with club drugs, having receptive or both insertive and receptive anal intercourse with men, having hepatitis A infection, having rectal Chlamydia trachomatis, having hepatitis B infection prior to HIV seroconversion, and reporting not always using condoms with male steady partners were significantly associated with HIV incidence in YMSM...
November 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138055/merkel-cells-sense-cooling-with-trpm8-channels
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Valentine Bouvier, Yann Roudaut, Nancy Osorio, Jean-Marc Aimonetti, Edith Ribot-Ciscar, Virginie Penalba, Thierry Merrot, Nicolas Lebonvallet, Christelle Le Gall-Ianotto, Laurent Misery, Patrick Delmas, Marcel Crest
In the skin, Merkel cells (MCs) connect with keratinocytes and Aβ nerve fibers to form a touch receptor which functions as a slow adapting mechanoreceptor (SA1 receptor). In human and mouse MCs, we observed an increased concentration of intracellular Ca(2+) ions in response to cold temperature and transient receptor potential melastatine 8 (TRPM8) ion channel agonists. A reduction in the response to cooling and TRPM8 agonists occurred following addition of TRPM8 antagonists, as well as in TRPM8 knockout mice...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137854/-inclusion-of-patient-safety-into-the-medical-degree-electives-description-of-the-experience-and-student-perception
#18
R Ladenheim, D Macchiavello, M Milberg
INTRODUCTION: One of the factors identified to reduce medical errors has been the organisational culture. Education is proposed as a tool for its modification, but this does not have a unique way of being achieved. This paper sought to describe a patient safety elective for medical students and to determine their perceptions on the subject. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive study was performed in the Center of Medical Education and Clinical Investigations, in Argentina...
November 11, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137430/genome-wide-analysis-and-functional-prediction-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-mouse-uterus-during-the-implantation-window
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Qi Wang, Nan Wang, Rui Cai, Fan Zhao, Yongjie Xiong, Xiao Li, Aihua Wang, Pengfei Lin, Yaping Jin
Establishment of the receptive uterus is a crucial step for embryo implantation. In this study, the expression profiles and characterization of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in pregnant mouse uteri on day 4, day 5 at implantation sites and inter-implantation sites were conducted using RNA-seq. A total of 7,764 putative lncRNA transcripts were identified, including 6,179 known lncRNA transcripts and 1,585 novel lncRNA transcripts. Bioinformatics analysis of the cis and trans lncRNA targets showed that the differentially expressed lncRNAs were mainly involved in tissue remodelling, immune response and metabolism-related processes, indicating that lncRNAs could be involved in the regulation of embryo implantation...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136863/the-biological-acoustic-sensor-to-record-the-interactions-of-the-microbial-cells-with-the-phage-antibodies-in-conducting-suspensions
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О I Guliy, B D Zaitsev, I A Borodina, А М Shikhabudinov, A A Teplykh, S A Staroverov, A S Fomin
The acoustic biological sensor for the analysis of the bacterial cells in conducting suspension was developed. The sensor represented the two channel delay line based on the piezoelectric plate of Y-X lithium niobate thick of 0.2mm. Two pairs of the interdigital transducers (IDT) for the excitation and reception of shear horizontal acoustic wave of zero order (SH0) in each channel were deposited by the method of photolithography. One channel of the delay line was electrically shorted by the deposition of thin aluminum film between IDTs...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
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