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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149394/challenges-and-opportunities-for-pediatric-severe-tbi-review-of-the-evidence-and-exploring-a-way-forward
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Michael J Bell, P David Adelson, Stephen R Wisniewski
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading killer of children in the developed and developing world. Despite evidence-based guidelines and several recent clinical trials, the progress in developing best practices for children with severe TBI has been slow. This article describes (i) the burden of the disease, (ii) the inadequacies of the evidence-based guidelines, (iii) the failure of the largest clinical trials to prove their primary hypotheses, and (iv) possible advances from an observational cohort study called the Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI (ADAPT) Trial that has recently completed enrollment...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149058/neurotrophic-and-neuroregenerative-effects-of-gh-igf1
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Vittorio Emanuele Bianchi, Vittorio Locatelli, Laura Rizzi
INTRODUCTION: Human neurodegenerative diseases increase progressively with age and present a high social and economic burden. Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are both growth factors exerting trophic effects on neuronal regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). GH and IGF-1 stimulate protein synthesis in neurons, glia, oligodendrocytes, and Schwann cells, and favor neuronal survival, inhibiting apoptosis. This study aims to evaluate the effect of GH and IGF-1 on neurons, and their possible therapeutic clinical applications on neuron regeneration in human subjects...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146122/health-and-wellbeing-of-indigenous-adolescents-in-australia-a-systematic-synthesis-of-population-data
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Peter S Azzopardi, Susan M Sawyer, John B Carlin, Louisa Degenhardt, Ngiare Brown, Alex D Brown, George C Patton
BACKGROUND: Indigenous populations have high rates of disease and premature mortality. Most Indigenous communities are young, and adolescence (age 10-24 years) provides great opportunities for population health gain. However, the absence of a comprehensive account of Indigenous adolescents' health has been a barrier to effective policy. We aimed to report a national health profile for Indigenous adolescents in Australia. METHODS: We undertook a systematic synthesis of population data to report the health and wellbeing of Indigenous adolescents in Australia...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132522/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Patrick H Sweet, Teresa Khoo, Steven Nguyen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) defines a condition of hepatic steatosis with or without hepatic injury. NAFLD is increasing in prevalence worldwide and presents a public health burden. Most patients are asymptomatic, although some present with fatigue and right upper quadrant pain. NAFLD is discovered incidentally when patients have elevated liver enzymes or fatty liver is seen on imaging modalities. Imaging studies can confirm fatty deposits in the liver, but needle biopsy is needed to determine degree of inflammation...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128246/long-term-exposure-to-ambient-pm2-5-associated-with-fall-related-injury-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Yanfei Guo, Hualiang Lin, Yan Shi, Yang Zheng, Xing Li, Jianpeng Xiao, Tao Liu, Weilin Zeng, Michael G Vaughn, Lenise A Cummings-Vaughn, Erik J Nelson, Zhengmin Min Qian, Wenjun Ma, Fan Wu
Exposure to ambient air pollution has been linked with adverse health outcomes of the circulatory and nervous systems. Given that falls are closely related to circulatory and nervous health, we hypothesize that air pollution may adversely affect fall-related injury. We employed Wave 1 data from 36,662 participants aged ≥50 years in WHO's Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health in six low- and middle-income countries. Ambient annual concentration of PM2.5 was estimated using satellite data. A three-level logistic regression model was applied to examine the long-term association between ambient PM2...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117563/outcomes-of-congenital-zika-disease-depend-on-timing-of-infection-and-maternal-fetal-interferon-action
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Jinling Chen, Yuejin Liang, Panpan Yi, Lanman Xu, Hal K Hawkins, Shannan L Rossi, Lynn Soong, Jiyang Cai, Ramkumar Menon, Jiaren Sun
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy in humans results in intrauterine growth restriction, spontaneous abortion, and microcephaly. Here, we found that fetus-derived type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling can enhance anti-ZIKV responses and provide clinical benefits to the fetus. Because IFN-λ shares signaling cascades and antiviral functions with IFN-I, we investigated the in vivo effects of IFN-λ in ZIKV-infected pregnant mice. IFN-λ administration during mid-pregnancy reduced ZIKV burden in maternal and fetal organs and alleviated placental injuries and fetal demise...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117330/neonatal-encephalopathy-with-group-b-streptococcal-disease-worldwide-systematic-review-investigator-group-datasets-and-meta-analysis
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Cally J Tann, Kathryn A Martinello, Samantha Sadoo, Joy E Lawn, Anna C Seale, Maira Vega-Poblete, Neal J Russell, Carol J Baker, Linda Bartlett, Clare Cutland, Michael G Gravett, Margaret Ip, Kirsty Le Doare, Shabir A Madhi, Craig E Rubens, Samir K Saha, Stephanie Schrag, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Johan Vekemans, Paul T Heath
Background: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is a leading cause of child mortality and longer-term impairment. Infection can sensitize the newborn brain to injury; however, the role of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease has not been reviewed. This paper is the ninth in an 11-article series estimating the burden of GBS disease; here we aim to assess the proportion of GBS in NE cases. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews (PubMed/Medline, Embase, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature [LILACS], World Health Organization Library Information System [WHOLIS], and Scopus) and sought unpublished data from investigator groups reporting GBS-associated NE...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114712/the-australian-burden-of-disease-study-impact-and-causes-of-illness-and-death-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-2011
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Fadwa Al-Yaman
This study estimates fatal and nonfatal disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2011 and compares it with non-Indigenous Australians. The study found that there were 284 years lost per 1000 people because of premature death or living with ill health. Most of the disease burden was from chronic diseases (64%), particularly mental and substance-use disorders, injuries, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases. The burden of disease was higher among males (54%) than females (46%) and higher for fatal (53%) than for nonfatal burden (47%)...
October 11, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110998/total-small-vessel-disease-burden-and-brain-network-efficiency-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
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Raffaella Valenti, Yael D Reijmer, Andreas Charidimou, Gregoire Boulouis, Sergi Ramirez Martinez, Li Xiong, Panagiotis Fotiadis, Michael Jessel, Alison Ayres, Grace Riley, Leonardo Pantoni, M Edip Gurol, Steven M Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is associated with hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic markers small vessel disease (SVD). A composite score to quantify the total burden of SVD on MRI specifically for CAA patients was recently developed. Brain network alterations related to individual MRI markers of SVD in CAA were demonstrated. OBJECTIVES: Considering diffusion based network measures sensitive to detect different relevant SVD-related brain injury, we investigated if increased overall SVD injury on MRI corresponds to worse global brain connectivity in CAA...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109332/hydrogen-enriched-water-eliminates-fine-particles-from-the-lungs-and-blood-by-enhancing-phagocytic-activity
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Jieun Choi, Eun Suk An, Young-Hwan Ban, Da Woom Seo, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, You Lin, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Particulate matters (PM) are one of the major body burdens leading to diseases. We investigated the capacities of a hydrogen-enriched water (HW) eliminating carbon nanoparticles (CNP) and carbon microparticles (CMP) from the lungs and blood, respectively. In CNP-elimination test, rats were orally administered with purified water (PW) or HW (10 or 30 mL/kg/day) for 10 weeks. At the time point of 4 weeks, the rats were challenged with intratracheal instillation of CNP (4 mg). CNP accumulated in the airways and alveoli, and induced inflammatory lesions...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103037/circulating-progenitor-cells-correlate-with-memory-posterior-cortical-thickness-and-hippocampal-perfusion
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Daniel A Nation, Alick Tan, Shubir Dutt, Elissa C McIntosh, Belinda Yew, Jean K Ho, Anna E Blanken, Jung Yun Jang, Kathleen E Rodgers, Aimée Gaubert
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells survey the vasculature and home to sites of tissue injury where they can promote repair and regeneration. It has been hypothesized that these cells may play a protective role neurodegenerative and vascular cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate progenitor cell levels in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to relate circulating levels to memory, brain volume, white matter lesion volume, and cerebral perfusion...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073078/ninjurin-1-has-two-opposing-functions-in-tumorigenesis-in-a-p53-dependent-manner
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Hee Jung Yang, Jin Zhang, Wensheng Yan, Seong-Jun Cho, Christopher Lucchesi, Mingyi Chen, Eric C Huang, Ariane Scoumanne, Weici Zhang, Xinbin Chen
WT p53 is critical for tumor suppression, whereas mutant p53 promotes tumor progression. Nerve injury-induced protein 1 (Ninj1) is a target of p53 and forms a feedback loop with p53 by repressing p53 mRNA translation. Here, we show that loss of Ninj1 increased mutant p53 expression and, subsequently, enhanced cell growth and migration in cells carrying a mutant p53. In contrast, loss of Ninj1 inhibited cell growth and migration in cells carrying a WT p53. To explore the biological significance of Ninj1, we generated a cohort of Ninj1-deficient mice and found that Ninj1(+/-) mice were prone to systemic inflammation and insulitis, but not to spontaneous tumors...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066217/impact-of-mucosal-barrier-injury-laboratory-confirmed-bloodstream-infection-mbi-lcbi-on-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-clabsis-in-department-of-hematology-at-single-university-hospital-in-japan
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Yukiko Kato, Mao Hagihara, Ai Kurumiya, Tomoko Takahashi, Miki Sakata, Yuichi Shibata, Hideo Kato, Arufumi Shiota, Hiroki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Asai, Yusuke Koizumi, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are among the most serious complications especially in blood cancer patients. In January 2013, Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) introduced a new surveillance definition of mucosal barrier injury-associated laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (MBI-LCBI). This study was to determine the impact of MBI-LCBI on CLABSIs and compare the clinical characteristics of MBI versus non-MBI-LCBI cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 250 consecutive patients...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062618/health-care-in-gulf-cooperation-council-countries-a-review-of-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Tawfiq Khoja, Salman Rawaf, Waris Qidwai, David Rawaf, Kashmira Nanji, Aisha Hamad
This study was undertaken to review the health care status in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, and explore current challenges and future opportunities. Available data was acquired using databases including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library. The data gathered was then combined and the expert authors in the field discussed and propose strategies to overcome the challenges. There is an increase in both population and health care needs of GCC States citizens and migrant workers. The huge emigrant population challenges the capability of the already limited available health care resources...
August 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060975/-disease-burden-of-injuries-in-children-aged-0-14-year-old-in-1990-and-2013-in-china
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P P Ye, Y Jin, Y L Er, X Deng, Y Wang, X Gao, L L Duan, L H Wang
Objective: To analyze the disease burden of injuries in Chinese children aged between 0-14-year-old, in 1990 and 2013. Methods: Data derived from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 was used to analyze the disease burden of injuries among children aged between 0-14-year-old in each province of China, using relevant indicators including mortality and the rate on disability-adjusted life years (DALY). Results: In 2013, the number of deaths, rates on mortality and DALY caused by injuries in children aged between 0-14-year-old were 73 766, 29...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060972/-disease-burden-on-road-injury-in-the-chinese-population-in-1990-and-2013
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Y Wang, P P Ye, Y Jin, Y L Er, X Deng, X Gao, C R Ji, L Yang, W Wang, L L Duan, L H Wang
Objective: To explore the disease burden of road injuries in China. Methods: The results of Global Burden of Disease 2013 including death rate, disability-adjusted of life years (DALY), years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), were used to describe the burden caused by road injuries in 2013 and the trends from 1990 to 2013, in China. Results: In 2013, there were 313 676 deaths caused by traffic accidents in China. Death rate, rates on DALY, YLL and YLD were 22...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060970/-disease-burden-on-drowning-in-the-chinese-population-in-1990-and-2013
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X Deng, Y Jin, P P Ye, L H Wang, L L Duan
Objective: To comprehensively analyze the disease burden of drowning in the Chinese population both at the national and provincial levels in 1990 and 2013, to provide reference for the development of strategies regarding drowning prevention. Methods: Both methods related to unified measurement framework and standardized estimation on Global Burden of Disease in 2013, were used. Data on deaths caused by injuries were from the following sources which include: Disease Surveillance Points, the National Maternal and Child Health Surveillance Network, the Death Registration Reporting System of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Death Registration System and death information from Macau and Hong Kong areas of China...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060969/-comprehensive-evaluation-on-disease-burden-of-injury-and-improvement-of-the-related-evidence-system-on-injury-prevention
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L L Duan, H D Wang
With rapid social and economic development in this country, injury has become one of the three major health issues with public concern. To reduce the burden of diseases as disability and medical treatment that caused by injury also became important in public health. Programs related to comprehensive evaluation on disease burden caused by injury and evidence-based strategies on injury-related prevention became substantially important. Our article- "The Disease Burden caused by Injury" , we involved a series of papers based on the systematic databases which focusing on the current status and the change of types of injuries in the Chinese population...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055850/in-vitro-uptake-and-metabolism-of-14-c-acetate-in-rabbit-atherosclerotic-arteries-biological-basis-for-atherosclerosis-imaging-with-11-c-acetate
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Kazuaki Yamasaki, Atsushi Yamashita, Yan Zhao, Yoichi Shimizu, Ryuichi Nishii, Keiichi Kawai, Nagara Tamaki, Songji Zhao, Yujiro Asada, Yuji Kuge
INTRODUCTION: Detection of vulnerable plaques is critically important for the selection of appropriate treatment and/or the prevention of atherosclerosis and ensuing cardiovascular diseases. In order to clarify the utility of [(11)C]acetate for atherosclerosis imaging, we determined the uptake and metabolism of acetate by in vitro studies using rabbit atherosclerotic arteries and [(14)C]acetate. METHODS: Rabbits were fed with a conventional (n=5) or a 0.5% cholesterol diet (n=6)...
August 24, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048337/paid-sick-leave-and-risks-of-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-among-adult-workers-in-the-usa
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Daniel Kim
Background: The USA is one of only a few advanced economies globally that does not guarantee its workers paid sick leave. While there are plausible reasons why paid sick leave may be linked to mortality, little is known empirically about this association. Methods: In a pooled USA nationally-representative longitudinal sample of 57,323 working adults aged 18-85 years from the National Health Interview Surveys 2000-2002, paid sick leave was examined as a predictor of all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the impact of paid sick leave on mortality...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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