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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897054/high-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-women-with-bv-and-engaging-in-intravaginal-douching-a-cross-sectional-study-of-participants-in-the-women-interagency-hiv-study-wihs
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Maria Luisa Alcaide, Violeta J Rodriguez, Megan R Brown, Suresh Pallikkuth, Kristopher Arheart, Octavio Martinez, Margaret Roach, Raina Fichorova, Deborah L Jones, Savita Pahwa, Margaret A Fischl
High levels of inflammatory cytokines in the genital tract suggest mucosal vulnerability and increased risk of HIV and STI acquisition. Intravaginal douching is associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV) in women in the US, and both douching and BV are linked to HIV and STI acquisition. This study evaluates inflammatory cytokines in the genital tract to increase understanding of the effects of both BV and intravaginal douching to the vaginal mucosa. A cross-sectional study of participants in the Miami WIHS investigated 72 reproductive age women (45 HIV+ and 27 high-risk HIV-) who completed intravaginal douching questionnaires and underwent collection of vaginal swabs and cervicovaginal lavages (CVL)...
November 29, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896036/detecting-sedimentation-impacts-to-coral-reefs-resulting-from-dredging-the-port-of-miami-florida-usa
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Margaret W Miller, Jocelyn Karazsia, Carolyn E Groves, Sean Griffin, Tom Moore, Pace Wilber, Kurtis Gregg
The federal channel at Port of Miami, Florida, USA, was dredged between late 2013 and early 2015 to widen and deepen the channel. Due to the limited spatial extent of impact-assessment monitoring associated with the project, the extent of the dredging impacts on surrounding coral reefs has not been well quantified. Previously published remote sensing analyses, as well as agency and anecdotal reports suggest the most severe and largest area of sedimentation occurred on a coral reef feature referred to as the Inner Reef, particularly in the sector north of the channel...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891616/human-papillomavirus-induced-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-hispanics-in-the-united-states
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Giovana R Thomas, Kaming Lo, Raphael Nwojo
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Determine disparities in survival outcome and clinical presentation between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white patients with human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical research. METHODS: Clinical data on Hispanics and non-Hispanic white patients with diagnosis of human papillomavirus/p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma were drawn from a tumor registry from the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics from 2008 to 2014...
November 28, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882458/personal-identity-development-in-hispanic-immigrant-adolescents-links-with-positive-psychosocial-functioning-depressive-symptoms-and-externalizing-problems
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Seth J Schwartz, Jennifer B Unger, Alan Meca, Elma I Lorenzo-Blanco, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Miguel Ángel Cano, Brandy Piña-Watson, José Szapocznik, Byron L Zamboanga, David Córdova, Andrea J Romero, Tae Kyoung Lee, Daniel W Soto, Juan A Villamar, Karina M Lizzi, Sabrina E Des Rosiers, Monica Pattarroyo
The present study was designed to examine trajectories of personal identity coherence and confusion among Hispanic recent-immigrant adolescents, as well as the effects of these trajectories on psychosocial and risk-taking outcomes. Personal identity is extremely important in anchoring young immigrants during a time of acute cultural change. A sample of 302 recently immigrated (5 years or less in the United States at baseline) Hispanic adolescents (Mage = 14.51 years at baseline; SD = 0.88 years, range 14-17) from Miami and Los Angeles (47 % girls) completed measures of personal identity coherence and confusion at the first five waves of a six-wave longitudinal study; and reported on positive psychosocial functioning, depressive symptoms, and externalizing problems at baseline and at Time 6...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871967/prevalence-and-etiology-of-hypogonadism-in-young-men-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-two-university-based-rehabilitation-centers
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Shannon D Sullivan, Mark S Nash, Eshetu Tefera, Emily Tinsley, Marc R Blackman, Suzanne Groah
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) triggers an 'accelerated aging' process that may include development of hypogonadism, even among younger men with SCI; however, few studies have investigated the prevalence or etiology of hypogonadism in men with SCI. Young men with SCI are also at increased risk for developing metabolic dysfunction after injury, which may be exacerbated by concomitant testosterone (T) deficiency, thus identifying the prevalence and risk factors for T deficiency in men with SCI is important for their long-term health...
November 18, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869881/-the-art-and-science-of-engaging-patients-into-medical-research-using-professional-recruiters-experiences-to-inform-physicians-and-scientific-directors-strategic-choices
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Aurora Occa, Susan E Morgan
In order to advance medical care, it is necessary to invest resources, both human and financial, in medical research. However, these investments sometimes are not sufficient to ensure the success of research studies. No progress can be made without the participation of patients in research studies and clinical trials. These potential participants are normally identified by their physicians, or by professional recruiters, depending on the patient clinical profile. However, often patients are intimidated by the idea of engaging in clinical trials for several reasons, including the fear of side effects, to the difficulty of understanding specific research-related terms...
November 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865962/pharmacologically-active-microcarriers-delivering-bdnf-within-a-hydrogel-novel-strategy-for-human-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-neural-neuronal-differentiation-guidance-and-therapeutic-secretome-enhancement
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Saikrishna Kandalam, Laurence Sindji, Gaëtan J-R Delcroix, Fabien Violet, Xavier Garric, Emilie M André, Paul C Schiller, Marie-Claire Venier-Julienne, Anne des Rieux, Jérôme Guicheux, Claudia N Montero-Menei
: Stem cells combined with biodegradable injectable scaffolds releasing growth factors hold great promises in regenerative medicine, particularly in the treatment of neurological disorders. We here integrated human marrow-isolated adult multilineage-inducible (MIAMI) stem cells and pharmacologically active microcarriers (PAMs) into an injectable non-toxic silanized-hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Si-HPMC) hydrogel. The goal is to obtain an injectable non-toxic cell and growth factor delivery device...
November 16, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863722/is-nasotracheal-intubation-safe-in-facial-trauma-patients
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Omeed Payam Jazayeri-Moghaddas, Wayne Tse, Karen A Herzing, Ronald J Markert, Alyssa J Gans, Mary C McCarthy
BACKGROUND: In the prehospital setting, oral intubation is preferred in facial trauma patients due to the potential for further injury during nasotracheal intubation. This study compared the complications of nasal vs. oral vs. nasal + oral intubations performed by first responder crews in facial trauma patients. Our objective was to assess patient outcomes and complications to determine the risk of nasal intubation in facial trauma patients in the prehospital setting. METHODS: Patients with facial trauma between 2008 and 13 were abstracted from the Miami Valley Hospital trauma registry: 50 were nasal only (n), 27 nasal + oral (no), and 135 oral only (o) intubation...
November 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861236/healthcare-access-and-prep-continuation-in-san-francisco-and-miami-following-the-u-s-prep-demo-project
#9
Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Albert Liu, Daniel Feaster, Stephanie E Cohen, Gabriel Cardenas, Oliver Bacon, Erin Andrew, Michael A Kolber
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV infection has demonstrated efficacy in randomized controlled trials as well as in demonstration projects. For PrEP implementation to result in significant reductions in HIV incidence for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, sufficient access to PrEP care and continued engagement outside of demonstration projects is required. We report the results of a follow-up survey of 173 former participants from the Miami and San Francisco sites of the U...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860174/fifteenth-international-kidney-cancer-symposium-4-5-november-2016-miami-florida-usa
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December 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856208/randomized-comparison-of-allogeneic-vs-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-non-lschemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-poseidon-dcm-trial
#11
Joshua M Hare, Darcy L DiFede, Angela M Castellanos, Victoria Florea, Ana M Landin, Jill El-Khorazaty, Aisha Khan, Muzammil Mushtaq, Maureen H Lowery, John J Byrnes, Robert C Hendel, Mauricio G Cohen, Carlos E Alfonso, Krystalenia Valasaki, Marietsy V Pujol, Samuel Golpanian, Eduard Ghersin, Joel E Fishman, Pradip Pattany, Samirah A Gomes, Cindy Delgado, Roberto Miki, Fouad Abuzeid, Mayra Vidro-Casiano, Courtney Premer, Audrey Medina, Valeria Porras, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Erica Anderson, Adam Mendizabal, Raul Mitrani, Alan W Heldman
BACKGROUND: While human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have been tested in ischemic cardiomyopathy, few studies exist in chronic non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). OBJECTIVES: The POSEIDON-DCM trial is a randomized comparison of safety and efficacy of autologous (auto) vs. allogeneic (allo) bone marrow-derived hMSCs in NIDCM. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients were randomized to either allo- or auto-hMSCs in a 1:1 ratio. Patients were recruited between December 2011 and July 2015 at the University of Miami Hospital...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852558/formative-work-to-develop-a-tailored-hiv-testing-smartphone-app-for-diverse-at-risk-hiv-negative-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-focus-group-study
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Jason W Mitchell, Maria Beatriz Torres, Jennifer Joe, Thu Danh, Bobbi Gass, Keith J Horvath
BACKGROUND: Although gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, few test for HIV at regular intervals. Smartphone apps may be an ideal tool to increase regular testing among MSM. However, the success of apps to encourage regular testing among MSM will depend on how frequently the apps are downloaded, whether they continue to be used over months or years, and the degree to which such apps are tailored to the needs of this population...
November 16, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846859/attenuation-of-the-virulence-of-a-recombinant-influenza-virus-expressing-the-naturally-truncated-ns-gene-from-an-h3n8-equine-influenza-virus-in-mice
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Woonsung Na, Kwang-Soo Lyoo, Sun-Woo Yoon, Minjoo Yeom, Bokyu Kang, Hyoungjoon Moon, Hye Kwon Kim, Dae Gwin Jeong, Jeong-Ki Kim, Daesub Song
Equine influenza virus (EIV) causes a highly contagious disease in horses and other equids. Recently, we isolated an H3N8 EIV (A/equine/Kyonggi/SA1/2011) from a domestic horse in South Korea that exhibited symptoms of respiratory disease, and found that the EIV strain contained a naturally mutated NS gene segment encoding a truncated NS1 protein. In order to determine whether there was an association between the NS gene truncation and viral virulence, a reverse genetics system was applied to generate various NS gene recombinant viruses using the backbone of the H1N1 A/Puerto Rico/8/1934 (PR/8) virus...
November 15, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843420/historical-data-analysis-of-hospital-discharges-related-to-the-amerithrax-attack-in-florida
#14
Lauralyn K Burke, C Perry Brown, Tammie M Johnson
Interrupted time-series analysis (ITSA) can be used to identify, quantify, and evaluate the magnitude and direction of an event on the basis of time-series data. This study evaluates the impact of the bioterrorist anthrax attacks ("Amerithrax") on hospital inpatient discharges in the metropolitan statistical area of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties in the fourth quarter of 2001. Three statistical methods-standardized incidence ratio (SIR), segmented regression, and an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA)-were used to determine whether Amerithrax influenced inpatient utilization...
2016: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822625/where-are-weather-suicide-associations-valid-an-examination-of-nine-us-counties-with-varying-seasonality
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P Grady Dixon, Adam J Kalkstein
There has been much research on the associations between weather variables and suicide rates. However, the state of understanding has remained rather stagnant due to many contradictory findings. The purpose of this project is to examine a larger database of suicides that includes a longer and more recent period of record (1975-2010) across numerous locations in the USA. In all, we examine nine total counties (and the primary city associated with them) with a special effort made to compare locations with varying degrees of temperature seasonality: Cook (Chicago), Fulton (Atlanta), King (Seattle), Los Angeles (Los Angeles), Maricopa (Phoenix), Miami-Dade (Miami), Philadelphia (Philadelphia), Salt Lake (Salt Lake City), and St...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811961/tsunamis-caused-by-submarine-slope-failures-along-western-great-bahama-bank
#16
Jara S D Schnyder, Gregor P Eberli, James T Kirby, Fengyan Shi, Babak Tehranirad, Thierry Mulder, Emmanuelle Ducassou, Dierk Hebbeln, Paul Wintersteller
Submarine slope failures are a likely cause for tsunami generation along the East Coast of the United States. Among potential source areas for such tsunamis are submarine landslides and margin collapses of Bahamian platforms. Numerical models of past events, which have been identified using high-resolution multibeam bathymetric data, reveal possible tsunami impact on Bimini, the Florida Keys, and northern Cuba. Tsunamis caused by slope failures with terminal landslide velocity of 20 ms(-1) will either dissipate while traveling through the Straits of Florida, or generate a maximum wave of 1...
November 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794694/around-the-world
#17
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1. AAMN 41st Annual Conference 22-24 September, Miami, US tinyurl.com/diversity-nursing.
September 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793324/central-venous-parathyroid-hormone-monitoring-using-a-novel-specific-anatomic-method-accurately-predicts-cure-during-minimally-invasive-parathyroidectomy
#18
Courtney M Edwards, Jessica Folek, Samantha Dayawansa, Cara M Govednik, Courtney E Quinn, Benjamin R Sigmond, Cortney Y Lee, Melissa S Angel, John C Hendricks, Terry C Lairmore
BACKGROUND: Measurement of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels is an important adjunct to confirm biochemical cure during parathyroidectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a simplified anatomic technique for PTH sampling from the central veins through the minimally invasive neck incision, and to compare the predictive accuracy of central and peripheral PTH values. METHODS: A specific anatomic method for central PTH sampling was employed in 48 patients...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783548/patterns-of-adherence-to-oral-atypical-antipsychotics-among-patients-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia
#19
Joanna P MacEwan, Felicia M Forma, Jason Shafrin, Ainslie Hatch, Darius N Lakdawalla, Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence contributes to negative treatment response, symptom relapse, and hospitalizations in schizophrenia. Many health plans use claims-based measures like medication possession ratios or proportion of days covered (PDC) to measure patient adherence to antipsychotics. Classifying patients solely on the basis of a single average PDC measure, however, may mask clinically meaningful variations over time in how patients arrive at an average PDC level. OBJECTIVE: To model patterns of medication adherence evolving over time for patients with schizophrenia who initiated treatment with an oral atypical antipsychotic and, based on these patterns, to identify groups of patients with different adherence behaviors...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764959/-love-and-trust-you-can-be-blinded-hiv-risk-within-relationships-among-latina-women-in-miami-florida
#20
Gladys E Ibañez, Elaine Whitt, Tenesha Avent, Steve S Martin, Leah M Varga, Miguel A Cano, Daniel J O'Connell
OBJECTIVES: Latina women are disproportionately affected by HIV in the US, and account for 30% of all HIV infections in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The main risk for Latina women is heterosexual contact. Little is known about the relational and cultural factors that may impact women's HIV risk perception. This study aims to describe Latina women's perception of their HIV risk within a relational, cultural, and linguistic context. DESIGN: Eight focus groups of Latina women (n = 28), four English speaking groups and four Spanish speaking groups, were conducted between December 2013 and May 2014...
October 21, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
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