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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430936/preliminary-evaluation-of-the-niaaa-aap-brief-alcohol-use-screener
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Alan Meca, Jonathan G Tubman, Timothy Regan, Diane D Zheng, Rhoda Moise, Tae Kyoung Lee, Mary H Soares, Maria R Velazquez, Andrew Egbert, Seth J Schwartz
Aims: To assess the concurrent validity of the two-item NIAAA/American Academy of Pediatrics Brief Alcohol Use Screener, a developmentally sensitive assessment instrument, in a school-based sample of adolescents. Method: The sample consisted of 756 adolescents (53% girls; Mage = 13.7 years; SD = 1.6 years) in the 6th (n = 192), 8th (n = 283), and the 10th (n = 281) grades from Miami-Dade County, FL and Prince George's County, MD. Adolescents completed the NIAAA/AAP Brief Alcohol Use Screener, which consists of two items asking about adolescents' alcohol use and about peers' alcohol use during the last year...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424999/alcohol-use-exacerbates-acculturative-stress-among-recently-immigrated-young-adult-latinas
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Melissa M Ertl, Frank R Dillon, Jessica L Martin, Rosa Babino, Mario De La Rosa
Associations between theorized sociocultural factors and acculturative stress were examined among Latina immigrants (aged 18-23 years) during their initial months in the US. Participants' quantity of alcohol use was hypothesized to be linked with more acculturative stress. Using respondent-driven sampling, 530 Latinas who recently immigrated to Miami-Dade County, Florida, were recruited from community activities, Latino health fairs, advertisements at community agencies, and online postings. A path analysis revealed associations between acculturative stress and more time in the US and greater commitment to ethnic identity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422809/associations-between-dietary-intake-prior-to-6-months-of-age-and-rapid-weight-gain-among-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
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Daniela Neri, Fernanda C Oliveira, Aline M Carvalho, Gabriel A Somarriba, Gwendolyn B Scott, Tracie L Miller
INTRODUCTION: HIV-exposed, uninfected (HEU) infants are potentially at risk for cardiovascular disease due to in utero exposures. Feeding practices of the infant could compound this risk. However, few studies have evaluated dietary intake of HEU infants. We determined dietary factors associated with rapid weight gain (RWG) among HEU infants from birth to 6 months followed at the University of Miami HIV Screening Program. METHODS: In this cross-sectional analysis, logistic regression was used to determine dietary factors associated with RWG defined as a greater than 0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418738/real-time-surveillance-of-infectious-diseases-taiwan-s-experience
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Shu-Wan Jian, Chiu-Mei Chen, Cheng-Yi Lee, Ding-Ping Liu
Integration of multiple surveillance systems advances early warning and supports better decision making during infectious disease events. Taiwan has a comprehensive network of laboratory, epidemiologic, and early warning surveillance systems with nationwide representation. Hospitals and clinical laboratories have deployed automatic reporting mechanisms since 2014 and have effectively improved timeliness of infectious disease and laboratory data reporting. In June 2016, the capacity of real-time surveillance in Taiwan was externally assessed and was found to have a demonstrated and sustainable capability...
March 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409659/the-relationship-between-caffeine-intake-and-immunological-and-virological-markers-of-hiv-disease-progression-in-miami-adult-studies-on-hiv-cohort
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Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, Adriana Campa, Muni Rubens, Sabrina S Martinez, Christina Fleetwood, Tiffanie Stewart, Juan P Liuzzi, Florence George, Hafiz Khan, Yinghui Li, Marianna K Baum
Although there are many studies on adverse health effects of substance use and HIV disease progression, similar studies about caffeine consumption are few. In this study, we investigated the effects of caffeine on immunological and virological markers of HIV disease progression. A convenience sample of 130 clinically stable people living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (65 consuming ≤250 mg/day and 65 consuming >250 mg/day of caffeine) were recruited from the Miami Adult Studies on HIV (MASH) cohort...
April 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398853/the-association-of-parental-caregiver-chronic-stress-with-youth-obesity-findings-from-the-study-of-latino-youth-and-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-sociocultural-ancillary-study
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Carmen R Isasi, Simin Hua, Molly Jung, Mercedes R Carnethon, Krista Perreira, Denise C Vidot, Christian R Salazar, Jessica L McCurley, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Linda Van Horn, Alan M Delamater, Maria M Llabre, Linda C Gallo
BACKGROUND: Prior studies indicate that chronic stress is associated with obesity in adults. However, whether parental/caregiver stress is associated with obesity in their offspring has not been widely examined in Hispanic/Latino populations. In this study, we evaluated the role of caregiver chronic stress on child obesity and whether home food environment or child lifestyle behaviors explained the association. METHODS: The study included a sample of Hispanic/Latino youth and their caregivers (n = 473) from the Study of Latinos (SOL) Youth study and the Hispanic Community Health Study/SOL Sociocultural Study, which enrolled children aged 8-16 years from four cities (Bronx, Chicago, Miami, and San Diego), and provided assessments of adult chronic stress...
March 1, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384234/vowel-reduction-in-word-final-position-by-early-and-late-spanish-english-bilinguals
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Emily Byers, Mehmet Yavas
Vowel reduction is a prominent feature of American English, as well as other stress-timed languages. As a phonological process, vowel reduction neutralizes multiple vowel quality contrasts in unstressed syllables. For bilinguals whose native language is not characterized by large spectral and durational differences between tonic and atonic vowels, systematically reducing unstressed vowels to the central vowel space can be problematic. Failure to maintain this pattern of stressed-unstressed syllables in American English is one key element that contributes to a "foreign accent" in second language speakers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353008/barriers-to-hepatitis-c-screening-in-a-minority-population-a-comparison-of-hepatitis-c-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-screening-rates-at-a-community-std-clinic-in-miami-florida
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Erica B Feldman, Raymond Balise, Eugene Schiff, Nicole Whitehead, Emmanuel Thomas
METHODS: 357 patients at a free STD clinic in Miami, FL were screened for HCV. Surveys were administered assessing risk factors for infectious disease transmission, and HCV and HIV screening history. RESULTS: 15.1% of participants had been screened for HCV before whereas 83.8% had been screened for HIV (n = 356). Of the patients previously screened for HCV (n = 54), 98.2% of these patients had previously been screened for HIV as well. CONCLUSION: This data shows the low prevalence of prior HCV screenings in a high-risk population in Miami, FL...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352076/interaction-of-cochlin-and-mechanosensitive-channel-trek-1-in-trabecular-meshwork-cells-influences-the-regulation-of-intraocular-pressure
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Teresia A Carreon, Aida Castellanos, Xavier Gasull, Sanjoy K Bhattacharya
This work was funded by National Institute of Health Grants R01 EY016112, EY015266, and EY014801 and an unrestricted grant to the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from Research to Prevent Blindness. Financial support from Fight for Sight is gratefully acknowledged. Funding to XG was provided by Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain (FIS PI14/00141 and RETIC RD12/0034/0003) and Generalitat de Catalunya (2014SGR1165). In the eye, intraocular pressure (IOP) is tightly regulated and its persistent increase leads to ocular hypertension and glaucoma...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350624/application-of-scanning-electron-microscopy-with-energy-dispersive-x-ray-spectroscopy-for-analyzing-ocular-surface-particles-on-schirmer-strips
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Anuroop Avula, Anat Galor, Patricia Blackwelder, Melissa Carballosa-Gautam, Abigail S Hackam, Bennie Jeng, Naresh Kumar
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the application of scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) for analyzing Schirmer strips for particle concentration, size, morphology, and type distribution. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. Patients were prospectively recruited from the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System eye clinic, and they underwent a complete ocular surface examination. The size, type, and chemical composition of particulate matter on Schirmer strips (from the left eye) were analyzed using SEM/EDS...
March 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349657/program-schedule-from-the-42-nd-american-society-of-andrology-annual-meeting-21-25-april-2017-miami-florida
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April 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346279/sub-basal-corneal-nerve-plexus-analysis-using-a-new-software-technology
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Hatim Batawi, Nabeel Shalabi, Madhura Joag, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Jorge Rodriguez, Parke T Green, Mauro Campigotto, Carol L Karp, Anat Galor
PURPOSE: To study sub-basal corneal nerve plexus (SCNP) parameters by in vivo corneal confocal microscopy using a new software technology and examine the effect of demographics and diabetes mellitus (DM) on corneal nerves morphology. METHODS: A Confoscan 4 (Nidek Technologies) was used in this cross-sectional study to image the SCNP in 84 right eyes at the Miami Veterans Affairs eye clinic. Images were analyzed using a new semiautomated nerve analysis software program (The Corneal Nerve Analysis tool) which evaluated 9 parameters including nerve fibers length (NFL) and nerve fibers length density (NFLD)...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343564/embryos-of-non-native-anoles-are-robust-to-urban-thermal-environments
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Sarin Tiatragul, Audeline Kurniawan, Jason J Kolbe, Daniel A Warner
The transformation of natural habitats into urban landscapes dramatically alters thermal environments, which in turn, can impact local biota. Ectothermic organisms that are oviparous are particularly sensitive to these altered environments because their embryos cannot behaviorally thermoregulate and the surrounding environment determines the temperature experienced during development. We studied the effects of urban and forested thermal environments on embryo development and hatchling phenotypes in two non-native lizards (Anolis sagrei and A...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342594/assessment-of-natural-radioactivity-and-gamma-ray-dose-in-monazite-rich-black-sand-beach-of-penang-island-malaysia
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Hauwau Kulu Shuaibu, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Tareq Alrefae, D A Bradley
Activity concentrations of primordial radionuclides in sand samples collected from the coastal beaches surrounding Penang Island have been measured using conventional γ-ray spectrometry, while in-situ γ-ray doses have been measured through use of a portable radiation survey meter. The mean activity concentrations for (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K at different locations were found to be less than the world average values, while the Miami Bay values for (226)Ra and (232)Th were found to be greater, at 1023±47 and 2086±96Bqkg(̶ 1) respectively...
March 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319636/pediatric-nail-diseases-clinical-pearls
#15
Kate E Oberlin
This article highlights pearls shared during a unique and enlightening lecture by Antonella Tosti, MD, a professor at the University of Miami Health System, Florida, on the presentation and management of common pediatric nail diseases. These clinical pearls are shared to help deliver utmost care to our pediatric patients presenting with nail pathology and may help shed light on the management of pediatric nail diseases.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317672/differences-in-energy-expenditure-for-conventional-and-femtosecond-assisted-cataract-surgery-using-2-different-phacoemulsification-systems
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Nilufer Yesilirmak, Vasilios F Diakonis, Adam Sise, Daniel P Waren, Sonia H Yoo, Kendall E Donaldson
PURPOSE: To compare the mean cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) in patients having femtosecond laser-assisted or conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery using 2 different phacoemulsification platforms. SETTING: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, USA. DESIGN: Prospective comparative nonrandomized clinical study. METHODS: Consecutive patients were scheduled to have femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with the Lensx laser or conventional phacoemulsification using an active-fluidics torsional platform (Centurion) or torsional platform (Infiniti)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295065/measuring-anisotropy-ellipse-of-atmospheric-turbulence-by-intensity-correlations-of-laser-light
#17
Fei Wang, Italo Toselli, Jia Li, Olga Korotkova
An experimental study has been performed of a laser beam propagating horizontally through the near-ground atmosphere above a grassy field at the University of Miami (UM) Coral Gables campus. The average intensity, scintillation index, and intensity correlation function are measured in the receiver plane for three channels with different turbulent conditions and at three different heights above the ground. Our results reveal that along short links (210 m) only the intensity correlation function captures the anisotropic information of turbulence, corresponding to the refractive index anisotropy ellipse of atmospheric fluctuations...
March 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294404/improved-classification-of-indeterminate-biliary-strictures-by-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-using-the-paris-criteria-following-biliary-stenting
#18
Pushpak Taunk, Satish Singh, David Lichtenstein, Virendra Joshi, Jason Gold, Ashish Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) using the Miami Criteria has improved classification of indeterminate biliary strictures. However, previous biliary stenting may result in their misclassification as malignant strictures. Inflammatory criteria were added to form the Paris Classification to prevent this misclassification and reduce false positives. The aim of this study was to assess if the Paris Classification was more accurate than the Miami Classification in classifying indeterminate biliary strictures after biliary stenting...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280394/addressing-intravaginal-practices-in-women-with-hiv-and-at-risk-for-hiv-infection-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
#19
Maria L Alcaide, Violeta J Rodriguez, Margaret A Fischl, Deborah L Jones, Stephen M Weiss
Intravaginal practices (IVPs), include intravaginal cleansing (cleansing the inside of the vagina) or intravaginal insertion of products for hygiene, health or sexuality reasons. IVPs are associated with adverse female health outcomes, development of bacterial vaginosis, HIV acquisition and transmission. A mixed methods approach was used in this study to examine the prevalence of IVP, assess reasons for engagement, and perceptions of IVP among a sample of minority (African-American and Hispanic) women infected, or at-risk, for HIV in Miami, USA, a city with increasing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278327/chorioretinal-lesions-presumed-secondary-to-zika-virus-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-adult
#20
Christopher R Henry, Luma Al-Attar, Alexis M Cruz-Chacón, Janet L Davis
Importance: Zika virus has spread rapidly throughout the Americas since 2015. The public health implications of Zika virus infection lend special importance to identifying the virus in unsuspected hosts. Objective: To describe relevant imaging studies and clinical features of chorioretinal lesions that are presumably associated with Zika virus and that share analogous features with chorioretinal lesions reported in cases of Dengue fever and West Nile virus. Design, Setting, and Participants: This is a case report from an academic referral center in Miami, Florida, of a woman in her 60s from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, who presented with reduced visual acuity and bilateral diffuse, subretinal, confluent, placoid, and multifocal chorioretinal lesions...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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