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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417139/the-fragility-index-a-p-value-in-sheep-s-clothing
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Rickey E Carter, Paul M McKie, Curtis B Storlie
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February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414756/reduction-in-the-copy-number-and-expression-level-of-the-recurrent-human-papillomavirus-integration-gene-fragile-histidine-triad-fhit-predicts-the-transition-of-cervical-lesions
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Liming Wang, Hui Shen, Bei Feng, Da Zhu, Lan Yu, Xun Tian, Ci Ren, Chun Gao, Xiaomin Li, Ding Ma, Zheng Hu, Hui Wang
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide, especially in developing countries. High risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection causes cervical cancer and precancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Integration of the HR-HPV genome into the host chromatin is an important step in cervical carcinogenesis. The detection of integrated papillomavirus sequences-PCR (DIPS-PCR) allowed us to explore HPV integration in the human genome and to determine the pattern of this integration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410916/chronic-alcohol-abuse-in-men-alters-bone-mechanical-properties-by-affecting-both-tissue-mechanical-properties-and-microarchitectural-parameters
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M Cruel, M Granke, C Bosser, M Audran, T Hoc
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Alcohol-induced secondary osteoporosis in men has been characterized by higher fracture prevalence and a modification of bone microarchitecture. Chronic alcohol consumption impairs bone cell activity and results in an increased fragility. A few studies highlighted effects of heavy alcohol consumption on some microarchitectural parameters of trabecular bone. But to date and to our knowledge, micro- and macro-mechanical properties of bone of alcoholic subjects have not been investigated...
April 11, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407408/fmr1-genotype-interacts-with-parenting-stress-to-shape-health-and-functional-abilities-in-older-age
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Marsha Mailick, Jinkuk Hong, Jan Greenberg, Leann Smith Dawalt, Mei Wang Baker, Paul J Rathouz
This study investigated the association of genotype (CGG repeats in FMR1) and the health and well-being of 5,628 aging adults (mean age = 71) in a population-based study. Two groups were contrasted: aging parents who had adult children with developmental or mental health disabilities (n = 785; the high-stress parenting group) and aging parents of healthy children who did not have disabilities (n = 4843; the low-stress parenting group). There were significant curvilinear interaction effects between parenting stress group and CGG repeats for body mass index and indicators of health and functional limitations, and the results were suggestive of interactions for limitations in cognitive functioning...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348376/a-missense-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-aldh2-gene-rs671-is-associated-with-hip-fracture
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Kenichiro Takeshima, Yuji Nishiwaki, Yasunori Suda, Yasuo Niki, Yuiko Sato, Tami Kobayashi, Kana Miyamoto, Hisaya Uchida, Wataru Inokuchi, Takashi Tsuji, Atsushi Funayama, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Toyama, Takeshi Miyamoto
Hip fracture is the most severe bone fragility fracture among osteoporotic injuries. Family history is a known risk factor for fracture and now included among criteria for osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment; however, genetic factors underlying family history favoring fracture remain to be elucidated. Here we demonstrate that a missense SNP in the ALDH2 gene, rs671 (ALDH2*2), is significantly associated with hip fracture (odds ratio = 2.48, 95% confidence interval: 1.20-5.10, p = 0.021). The rs671 SNP was also significantly associated with osteoporosis development (odds ratio = 2...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342195/a-simple-self-diagnosis-tool-to-assess-the-prevalence-of-dermatoporosis-in-france
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Jean-Hilaire Saurat, Valérie Mengeaud, Victor Georgescu, Christine Coutanceau, Khaled Ezzedine, Charles Taïeb
IMPORTANCE: The term dermatoporosis has been proposed to describe clinical signs and functional consequences of age-related extreme skin fragility. OBJECTIVE: To create a simple dermatoporosis self-diagnosis tool (IDA: Index Dermatoporosis Assessment) and to use this tool to estimate the prevalence of dermatoporosis in France. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A specific dermatoporosis questionnaire was developed with the help of senior dermatologists and survey experts...
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334053/new-insights-of-altered-lipid-profile-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Artuela Çaku, Nabil G Seidah, Audrey Lortie, Nancy Gagné, Patrice Perron, Jean Dubé, Francois Corbin
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the main genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency resulting the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Clinical picture is characterized by cognitive impairment associated with a broad spectrum of psychiatric comorbidities including autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some of these disorders have been associated with lipid abnormalities and lower cholesterol levels. Since lipids are important for neuronal development, we aim to investigate the lipid profile of French Canadian-FXS individuals and to identify the altered components of cholesterol metabolism as well as their association with clinical profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302354/quadrant-analysis-of-quantitative-computed-tomography-scans-of-the-femoral-neck-reveals-superior-region-specific-weakness-in-young-and-middle-aged-men-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Takuma Kuroda, Koji Ishikawa, Takashi Nagai, Tomoyasu Fukui, Tsutomu Hirano, Katsunori Inagaki
We have previously shown that the intertrochanter of young and middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) showed higher buckling ratio (an index of cortical instability) and lower volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD). However, we have not yet reported the detailed findings regarding the mechanical and density properties of the femoral neck. Therefore, we present a subanalysis of our previous study with the aim of further evaluating the middle third of the femoral neck via quadrant quantitative computed tomography in young and middle-aged patients with T1DM...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285742/peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-pqct-measures-contribute-to-the-understanding-of-bone-fragility-in-older-patients-with-low-trauma-fracture
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Hongyuan Jiang, Christopher J Yates, Alexandra Gorelik, Ashwini Kale, Qichun Song, John D Wark
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as currently used has limitations in identifying patients with osteoporosis and predicting occurrence of fracture. We aimed to express peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) variables of patients with low-trauma fracture as T-scores by using T-score scales obtained from healthy young women, and to evaluate the potential clinical utility of pQCT for the assessment of bone fragility. Fracture patients were recruited from a fracture liaison service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283937/effect-of-bisphosphonate-initiation-at-week-2-versus-week-12-on-short-term-functional-recovery-after-femoral-neck-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aasis Unnanuntana, Panai Laohaprasitiporn, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna
The appropriate time to initiate bisphosphonate treatment after a fragility fracture has not yet been established. In this study, we found no significant differences in short-term functional recovery between femoral neck fracture patients who received bisphosphonate treatment at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty. INTRODUCTION: Bisphosphonate is the mainstay therapy for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of bisphosphonate initiation on short-term functional recovery in femoral neck fracture patients at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268543/a-new-hybrid-watermarking-algorithm-for-mri-medical-images-using-dwt-and-hash-functions
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F Taher, A Kunhu, H AlAhmad
This paper deals with a blind hybrid digital watermarking algorithm for the copyright protection and authentication of magnetic resonance tomography images. Medical image watermarking requires extreme care when embedding watermark information in the medical images, to protect the image quality from being violated and to avoid the wrong diagnosis that might occur. The proposed algorithm contains robust watermark for the ownership protection and fragile watermarks for checking the authenticity. In the proposed algorithm, the medical image is divided into two regions, called the Region of Interest and Region of Non-Interest using histogram technique and the watermarks are embedded in both wavelet domain and spatial domain in the Region of Non-Interest Area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265896/use-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-identifying-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis
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C B Brasileiro, L L F H Chalub, M H N G Abreu, I D Barreiros, T M P Amaral, A M Kakehasi, R A Mesquita
The aim of this study is to correlate radiometric indices from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. Quantitative CBCT indices can be used to screen for women with low BMD. PURPOSE: Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by the deterioration of bone tissue and the consequent decrease in BMD and increase in bone fragility. Several studies have been performed to assess radiometric indices in panoramic images as low-BMD predictors...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252428/-risk-fsctors-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-rosacea
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Ts Tsiskarishvili, A Katsitadze, N I Tsiskarishvili, V Chigladze
The purpose of the research was to study the lipid profile, some indices of hemostasis and cytokine status of rosacea patients with severe climacteric syndrome. Serum lipid profile was studied by means of the following parameters: total cholesterol, high density lipoproteins (HDL), low density lipoproteins (LDL), triglycerides (the study of lipid profile was performed by the device "INTEGRAM +400" (Company "ROSH»). Haemostatic system was evaluated in terms of prothrombin, thrombin time. Content of fibrinogen, fibrinolytic activity, and prothrombin index were determined...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226719/a-new-hybrid-watermarking-algorithm-for-mri-medical-images-using-dwt-and-hash-functions
#14
F Taher, A Kunhu, H AlAhmad, F Taher, A Kunhu, H AlAhmad, H AlAhmad, A Kunhu, F Taher
This paper deals with a blind hybrid digital watermarking algorithm for the copyright protection and authentication of magnetic resonance tomography images. Medical image watermarking requires extreme care when embedding watermark information in the medical images, to protect the image quality from being violated and to avoid the wrong diagnosis that might occur. The proposed algorithm contains robust watermark for the ownership protection and fragile watermarks for checking the authenticity. In the proposed algorithm, the medical image is divided into two regions, called the Region of Interest and Region of Non-Interest using histogram technique and the watermarks are embedded in both wavelet domain and spatial domain in the Region of Non-Interest Area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219082/growth-of-expressive-syntax-in-children-with-fragile-x-syndrome
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Rouzana Komesidou, Nancy C Brady, Kandace Fleming, Amy Esplund, Steven F Warren
Purpose: This research explored syntactic growth in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) over a 5-year period, and variability in growth in relation to autism symptoms, nonverbal cognition, maternal responsivity, and gender. Method: Language samples at 4 time points from 39 children with FXS, 31 boys and 8 girls, were analyzed using the Index of Productive Syntax (Scarborough, 1990) and mean length of utterance (Brown, 1973). The degree of autism symptoms was evaluated using the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (Schopler, Reichler, & Renner, 1988) at the first time point...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160254/association-between-low-lean-mass-and-low-bone-mineral-density-in-653-women-with-hip-fracture-does-the-definition-of-low-lean-mass-matter
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Marco Di Monaco, Carlotta Castiglioni, Roberto Di Monaco, Rosa Tappero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Loss of both muscle and bone mass results in fragility fractures with increased risk of disability, poor quality of life, and death. Our aim was to assess the association between low appendicular lean mass (aLM) defined according to different criteria and low bone mineral density (BMD) in hip-fracture women. METHODS: Six hundred fifty-three women admitted to our rehabilitation hospital underwent dual energy X-ray absorptiometry 19.1 ± 4...
February 3, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154269/decreased-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-is-a-risk-factor-for-non-vertebral-fractures-in-diabetic-postmenopausal-women
#17
Hitomi Miyake, Ippei Kanazawa, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Objective Previous studies have shown that serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is involved in diabetes-related bone fragility. Although lower serum levels of IGF-I are reported to be associated with a higher risk of vertebral fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes, it is unknown whether or not the serum level of IGF-I is associated with the incidence of non-vertebral fractures. Methods We investigated the relationships between the serum levels of IGF-I and the incidence of non-vertebral osteoporotic fractures in 188 men and 168 postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099667/clinical-functional-vulnerability-index-20-ivcf-20-rapid-recognition-of-frail-older-adults
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Edgar Nunes de Moraes, Juliana Alves do Carmo, Flávia Lanna de Moraes, Raquel Souza Azevedo, Carla Jorge Machado, Dalia Elena Romero Montilla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of the Clinical-Functional Vulnerability Index-20, a rapid triage instrument to test vulnerability in Brazilian older adults, for the use in primary health care. METHODS: The study included convenience sample of 397 patients aged older than or equal to 60 years attended at Centro de Referência para o Idoso (Reference Center for Older Adults) and of 52 older adults the same age attended at the community. The results of the questionnaire, consisting of 20 questions, were compared with those of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, considered a reference for identifying frail older adults...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089982/fragility-fractures-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for-cardiovascular-events-in-women-and-men-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-study
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Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Cynthia S Crowson, Sherine E Gabriel, Veronique L Roger, L Joseph Melton, Shreyasee Amin
OBJECTIVE: Women and men with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk for fragility fractures and cardiovascular disease (CVD), each of which has been reported to contribute to excess morbidity and mortality in these patients. Fragility fractures share similar risk factors for CVD but may occur at relatively younger ages in patients with RA. We aimed to determine whether a fragility fracture predicts the development of CVD in women and men with RA. METHODS: We studied a population-based cohort with incident RA from 1955 to 2007 and compared it with age- and sex-matched non-RA subjects...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089414/acupressure-effect-on-sleep-quality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alexander Waits, You-Ren Tang, Hao-Min Cheng, Chen-Jei Tai, Li-Yin Chien
Acupressure is a non-invasive treatment in which pressure is applied to specific body points. Following public health concerns about poor sleep quality and increasing interest in alternative treatments, a systematic review and a meta-analysis were designed to evaluate the effects of acupressure on the quality of sleep. Ten English (PubMed, CENTRAL, CINAHL etc.) and five Chinese (CNKI, WANFANG etc.) databases were searched and the validity of the eligible studies was critically appraised. Thirty-two eligible randomized controlled trials of moderate to high quality which employed polysomnography, actigraphy, or self-assessment sleep quality tools were included...
December 22, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
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