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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774708/-communicating-data-of-the-italian-ninfea-birth-cohort
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Lorenzo Richiardi, Maja Popovic, Daniela Zugna, Franca Rusconi, Franco Merletti, Costanza Pizzi
"In March 2016, the website of the NINFEA project (an Internet-based cohort set up to investigate the effects of exposures acting early in life) was enriched with the section «Data», which reports aggregated data for selected variables of the cohort. This article discusses the rationale for this new section, available data and their possible uses are described, and some results are compared with figures accessible from surveillance studies. The Italian birth cohort NINFEA includes 7,500 pregnant women, recruited through the Internet from 2005 to June 2016, and of their children, followed up with repeated questionnaires...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773774/us-and-cuban-scientists-forge-collaboration-on-arbovirus-research
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Jorge Pérez-Ávila, Maria G Guzmán-Tirado, Jorge Fraga-Nodarse, Gray Handley, James Meegan, Jose L Pelegrino-Martínez de la Cotera, Anthony S Fauci
After December 17, 2014, when the US and Cuban governments announced their intent to restore relations, the two countries participated in various exchange activities in an effort to encourage cooperation in public health, health research and biomedical sciences. The conference entitled Exploring Opportunities for Arbovirus Research Collaboration, hosted at Havana's Hotel Nacional, was part of these efforts and was the first major US-Cuban scientific conference in over 50 years. Its purpose was to share information about current arbovirus research and recent findings, and to explore opportunities for future joint research...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771940/unplanned-pregnancies-and-contraceptive-use-among-hiv-positive-women-in-care
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Madeline Y Sutton, Wen Zhou, Emma L Frazier
Among 230,360 women with diagnosed HIV in the United States (U.S.), ~ 8,500 give birth annually, and unplanned pregnancies (as with HIV-negative women) are prevalent. However, unplanned pregnancies and contraceptive use among HIV-positive women have been understudied. To examine unplanned pregnancies and contraceptive use among HIV-positive women, we used 2013-2014 data from the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), an HIV surveillance system that produces national estimates for HIV-positive adults in care in the U...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771841/integrating-a-profile-of-frontal-face-with-its-mirror-image-for-facial-reconstruction
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Paramjit Kaur, Kewal Krishan, Suresh K Sharma, Tanuj Kanchan
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Face recognition plays an important role in the field of biometrics, bioinformatics, and forensic identification. Human faces appear bilaterally symmetric. However, asymmetry is a norm in the human body and careful morphological and metric examination of the human face gives an exact idea of the asymmetry present in the face of an individual. Most of the studies on asymmetry of human face have been carried out with regard to evaluation of expressions in psychology, anthropology, and biometrics...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770171/risk-of-gastric-cancer-development-after-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori
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REVIEW
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai K Leung
Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) infection is the most important risk factor for gastric cancer (GC) development through the Correa's gastric carcinogenesis cascade. However, H. pylori eradication alone does not eliminate GC, as pre-neoplastic lesions (atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia) may have already developed in some patients. It is therefore necessary to identify patients at high-risk for gastric cancer after H. pylori eradication to streamline the management plan. If the patients have not undergone endoscopy with histologic assessment, the identification of certain clinical risk factors and non-invasive testing (serum pepsinogen) can predict the risk of atrophic gastritis...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
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Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761263/measuring-the-health-of-an-invisible-population-lessons-from-the-colorado-transgender-health-survey
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Robin Christian, Amy Anderson Mellies, Alison Grace Bui, Rita Lee, Leo Kattari, Courtney Gray
BACKGROUND: Transgender people, those whose gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth, face barriers to receiving health care. These include discrimination, prohibitive cost, and difficulty finding transgender-inclusive providers. As transgender identities are not typically recognized in public health research, the ability to compare the health of the transgender population to the overall population is limited. OBJECTIVE: The Colorado Transgender Health Survey sought to explore current disparities and their effects on the health of transgender people in Colorado...
May 15, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760124/-in-vitro-activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-collected-in-asia-pacific-countries-results-from-the-inform-global-surveillance-program-2012-2015
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James A Karlowsky, Krystyna M Kazmierczak, Samuel K Bouchillon, Boudewijn L M de Jonge, Gregory G Stone, Daniel F Sahm
The in vitro activities of ceftazidime-avibactam and comparators were determined for 9,149 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and 2,038 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa collected by 42 medical centers in nine countries in the Asia-Pacific region from 2012 to 2015 as part of the International Network For Optimal Resistance Monitoring (INFORM) global surveillance program. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted by CLSI broth microdilution and isolate subset analysis performed based on resistant phenotypes and β-lactamase content...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759004/is-there-a-delay-in-diagnosis-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-among-preterm-born-males
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Aida Soim, Michael G Smith, Jennifer M Kwon, Joshua R Mann, Shiny Thomas, Emma Ciafaloni
The objective of this study was to investigate whether males who were born preterm took longer to receive a Duchenne muscular dystrophy diagnosis than term males. Data for males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy identified through a population-based surveillance system were analyzed using a Kaplan-Meier estimator. The first signs and symptoms were noted at a median age of 2 years in both groups. Median age when first signs and symptoms prompted medical evaluation was 2.59 years among preterm and 4.01 years among term males...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757886/perioperative-lidocaine-infusions-for-the-prevention-of-chronic-post-surgical-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Martin Bailey, Tomas Corcoran, Stephan Schug, Andrew Toner
Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) occurs in 12% of surgical populations and is a high priority for perioperative research. Systemic lidocaine may modulate several of the pathophysiological processes linked to CPSP. This systematic review aims to identify and synthesize the evidence linking lidocaine infusions and CPSP.The authors conducted a systematic literature search of the major medical databases from inception until October 2017. Trials that randomized adults without baseline pain to perioperative lidocaine infusion or placebo were included if they reported on CPSP...
May 11, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754981/dialysis-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-have-significantly-increased-odds-of-perioperative-adverse-events-independent-of-demographic-and-comorbidity-factors
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Taylor D Ottesen, Cheryl K Zogg, Monique S Haynes, Rohil Malpani, Kirthi S Bellamkonda, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dialysis-dependent patients is growing, and an increasing number of these patients are being considered for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Studies assessing the preoperative risk associated with TKA in this population are limited to institutional cohorts with small sample sizes or national inpatient databases that lack follow-up data. METHODS: The 2006-2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program databases were queried for adult patients undergoing elective TKA...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753578/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-end-of-life-care-quality-among-lung-cancer-patients-a-seer-medicare-based-study
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Siddharth Karanth, Suja S Rajan, Gulshan Sharma, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Robert O Morgan
INTRODUCTION: Cancer end-of-life care and associated racial-ethnic disparities have been in focus during the last few years due to concerns regarding subjective care variations and poor quality of care. Given the high mortality rate and disease burden of lung cancer, end-of-life care quality is particularly crucial for this disease. This study uses previously validated measures and examines racial-ethnic disparities in lung cancer end-of-life care quality. METHODS: This study involves retrospective analysis of patients ≥66 years, who were diagnosed with stage I-IV lung cancer, and who died on or before December 31, 2013, using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result-Medicare data from 1991-2013...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752639/prevalence-of-hiv-viral-load-suppression-among-psychiatric-inpatients-with-comorbid-substance-use-disorders
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D M Coviello, R Lovato, K Apostol, M M Eisenberg, D S Metzger, R Szucs-Reed, N Kiryankova-Dalseth, D Kelly, A Jackson, M Plano, M B Blank
A consistently suppressed viral load enables HIV (+) patients to live longer, healthier lives and reduces the probability of transmitting the virus. Since the prevalence of HIV is four times higher among those with psychiatric disorders than in the general population, it is likely that this group would also have greater difficulty remaining in care and achieving viral suppression. A secondary data analysis utilizing screening data from the Preventing AIDS Through Health (PATH) for Triples (PFT) Study were examined to assess HIV load suppression among 254 psychiatric inpatients with comorbid substance use disorders in Philadelphia...
May 11, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750891/using-hiv-surveillance-data-to-link-people-to-hiv-medical-care-5-us-states-2012-2015
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John Beltrami, Odessa Dubose, Reginald Carson, Janet C Cleveland
INTRODUCTION: From 2012 through 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided funding to 5 health departments for demonstration projects using HIV surveillance data to link people with newly diagnosed HIV to care. We assessed how well these health departments established linkage to care, how the demonstration projects helped them with this work, and if they sustained these activities after CDC funding ended. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We obtained quantitative and qualitative data on linkage-to-care activities from health department communications and progress reports submitted to CDC...
January 1, 2018: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749623/gastrointestinal-pathologists-perspective-on-managing-risk-in-the-distal-esophagus-convergence-on-a-pragmatic-approach
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Andrew M Bellizzi, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Maria Westerhoff, E Celia Marginean, Robert H Riddell
Here, we discuss recent updates and a continuing controversy in the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus, specifically the recommendation that the irregular Z-line not be biopsied, the diminished status of ultrashort-segment Barrett's esophagus, the evidence basis for excluding and including the requirement of goblet cells for the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus, and the conclusion that histologically confirmed low-grade dysplasia is best managed with endoscopic ablation rather than surveillance...
May 11, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749294/questioning-the-current-public-health-approach-to-countering-violent-extremism
#16
Neil Krishan Aggarwal
Since the start of the global War on Terror, governments have used the mental health system for counterintelligence purposes. A recent manifestation of this trend is the call from policymakers and mental health researchers to screen individuals at risk for violent extremism through the public health system. Civil rights organisations have raised alarms that Muslims are being disproportionately referred to law enforcement agencies and that Muslim communities are being selected for surveillance despite government assurances that violent extremism is not exclusive to any ideology...
May 11, 2018: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748762/predictors-of-surveillance-mammography-outcomes-in-women-with-a-personal-history-of-breast-cancer
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Kathryn P Lowry, Lior Z Braunstein, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Laura Salama, Constance D Lehman, G Scott Gazelle, Elkan F Halpern, Catherine S Giess, Alphonse G Taghian, Janie M Lee
PURPOSE: To identify predictors of poor mammography surveillance outcomes based on clinico-pathologic features. METHODS: This study was HIPAA compliant and IRB approved. We performed an electronic medical record review for a cohort of women with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Stage I or II invasive breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy who developed subsequent in-breast treatment recurrence (IBTR) or contralateral breast cancer (CBC)...
May 10, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748440/meaningful-changes-in-end-of-life-care-among-patients-with-myeloma
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Oreofe O Odejide, Ling Li, Angel M Cronin, Anays Murillo, Paul G Richardson, Kenneth C Anderson, Gregory A Abel
Patients with advanced myeloma experience a high symptom burden particularly near the end of life, making timely hospice use crucial. Little is known about the quality and determinants of end-of-life care for this population, including if potential increases in hospice use are also accompanied by "late" enrollment (≤ 3 days before death). Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results-Medicare database, we identified patients ≥ 65 years diagnosed with myeloma between 2000 and 2013 that died by December 31, 2013...
May 10, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747557/unsafe-injecting-practices-sexual-risk-behaviours-and-determinants-of-hiv-among-men-who-inject-drugs-results-from-integrated-biological-and-behavioural-surveillance-in-india
#19
Pradeep Kumar, Bhavna Sangal, Shreena Ramanathan, Savina Ammassari, Srinivasa Raghavan Venkatesh
In India, while an overall reduction in HIV is achieved among most key populations, the continued higher prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) is an area of concern. This paper analyses unsafe injecting and sexual risk behaviours in male PWIDs according to HIV status and also examines the determinants of HIV infection in this high-risk group. Data from India's Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance, conducted across 29 Indian states and Union Territories among 19,902 male PWIDs, were used...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745055/where-do-we-diagnose-hiv-infection-monitoring-new-diagnoses-made-in-nontraditional-settings-in-england-wales-and-northern-ireland
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S Croxford, Z Yin, M Kall, F Burns, R Simmons, A Copas, G Ireland, P Kirwan, C Chau, V Delpech
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were to describe 10-year trends in HIV diagnosis setting and to explore predictors of being diagnosed outside a sexual health clinic (SHC). METHODS: Analyses of national HIV surveillance data were restricted to adults (aged ≥ 15 years) diagnosed in 2005-2014 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Logistic regression identified factors associated with diagnosis outside an SHC (2011-2014). RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2014, 63 599 adults were newly diagnosed with HIV infection; 83% had a diagnosis setting reported...
May 9, 2018: HIV Medicine
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