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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161770/twin-models-of-environmental-and-genetic-influences-on-pubertal-development-salivary-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-adolescence
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Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
OBJECTIVE: Research on sources of variation in adolescent's gonadal hormone levels is limited. We sought to decompose individual differences in adolescent testosterone, estradiol and pubertal status, into genetic and environmental components. DESIGN: A sample of male and female adolescent twins from the greater Austin and Houston areas provided salivary samples, with a subset of participants providing longitudinal data at two waves. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 902 adolescent twins, 49% female, ages 13-20 years (M = 15...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161758/young-athletes-health-knowledge-system-qualitative-analysis-of-health-learning-processes-in-adolescent-sportspersons
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Laura I Rodríguez-Serrano, Toomas Timpka, Joakim Ekberg, Örjan Dahlström, Jenny Jacobsson
Recognized side effects on health associated with sports participation in youth include overtraining, doping, and exposure to harassment and violence. Many of these effects originate in contexts where young athletes are beginning to make decisions about their sports practices on their own. This study set out to explore knowledge and reasoning about health among adolescent athletes and to describe how health knowledge management structures are associated with different social systems. Qualitative data were collected from focus groups involving 65 young Swedish athletes aged 16 to 17 years...
November 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161720/development-of-ostqol-a-measure-of-quality-of-life-for-patients-in-opioid-substitution-treatment
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Lisa Strada, Gabriele Helga Franke, Bernd Schulte, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) is increasingly being addressed in research. However, no disease- or treatment-specific instrument is available to assess the QOL of this target population. The purpose of this project was to develop the first QOL instrument for OST patients. METHODS: Focus groups with 60 OST patients were analyzed using thematic analysis to elicit key QOL themes as perceived by patients. Identified themes were developed into items and refined through pilot testing and cognitive debriefing...
November 21, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161653/psychosocial-issues-of-a-population-approach-to-high-genetic-risk-identification-behavioural-emotional-and-informed-choice-issues
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David P French, Anthony Howell, D Gareth Evans
To allow women at high genetic risk of breast cancer to benefit from prevention or early prevention strategies, a screening programme is required to identify them. The present review considers the likelihood of key outcomes that would arise from such a programme, in relation to behavioural, emotional and informed choice outcomes. The likelihood of outcomes in each category is considered in relation to the limited direct evidence and relevant indirect evidence, given the dearth of studies that have directly studied the effects of communication of personal genetic risk of breast cancer...
November 18, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161631/perceived-epilepsy-stigma-mediates-relationships-between-personality-and-social-well-being-in-a-diverse-epilepsy-population
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Seth A Margolis, Luba Nakhutina, Sarah G Schaffer, Arthur C Grant, Jeffrey S Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: Perceived epilepsy stigma and reduced social well-being are prevalent sources of distress in people with epilepsy (PWE). Yet, research on patient-level correlates of these difficulties is lacking, especially among underserved groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Racially/ethnically diverse adults with intractable seizures (N=60, 62% female; 79% Black, 20% Hispanic/Latino, 8% White) completed validated measures of personality (NEO Five Factor Inventory, NEO-FFI-3), perceived epilepsy stigma (Epilepsy Stigma Scale, ESS), and quality of life (Quality of Life Inventory in Epilepsy, QOLIE-89)...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161426/family-history-of-gastric-mucosal-abnormality-and-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-a-population-based-observational-study
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Huan Song, Isabella Guncha Ekheden, Alexander Ploner, Jan Ericsson, Olof Nyren, Weimin Ye
Background: An increased prevalence of gastric premalignant abnormalities was reported among relatives of gastric cancer (GC) patients, with rather unexplored clinical significance. Methods: In Swedish computerized pathology registers, we identified, as 'index' persons 232 681 patients who were born after 1931 and underwent endoscopic examination with stomach biopsy between 1979 and 2014. Through linkage with the Multi-Generation Register, we compiled a cohort consisting of 903 337 first-degree relatives of these biopsied patients...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161422/prevalence-and-genetic-variability-of-human-polyomaviruses-6-and-7-in-healthy-skin-among-asymptomatic-individuals
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Yumiko Hashida, Tomonori Higuchi, Shigenobu Matsuzaki, Kimiko Nakajima, Shigetoshi Sano, Masanori Daibata
Background: Despite the pathogenetic potential of human polyomavirus 6 (HPyV6) and human polyomavirus 7 (HPyV7), they have been found in the normal skin of healthy individuals. However, little is known about the prevalence, infection levels, and geographical variations of these polyomaviruses in the skin. Methods: Using skin swabs from 470 participants aged 2-98 years, we estimated the prevalence of copy numbers of HPyV6 and HPyV7 with respect to age and ethnicity...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161218/the-impact-of-dementia-on-relationships-intimacy-and-sexuality-in-later-life-couples-an-integrative-qualitative-analysis-of-existing-literature
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Kristen Holdsworth, Marita McCabe
OBJECTIVES: The onset and progression of dementia can have a profound effect on the couple dyad. The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the literature investigating the impact of dementia on the relationships, intimacy, and sexuality in older couples. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in May 2016 for relevant research articles. Five databases were searched: Web of Science, PsycINFO, MedLine, Scopus and CINAHL. The reference lists of articles included in the review were screened along with the reference list of other relevant reviews...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160457/medicine-dispensing-service-in-primary-health-care-of-sus
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Silvana Nair Leite, Noemia Liege Maria da Cunha Bernardo, Juliana Álvares, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Ediná Alves Costa, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Luciano Soares
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the medicine dispensing services in the primary health care network in Brazil and in its different regions, aiming to promote the access and rational use of medicines. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, quantitative study with data obtained from the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), 2015. Observation visits were carried out in 1,175 dispensing units, and interviews were held with 1,139 professionals responsible for the dispensation of medicines in the dispensing units and 495 municipal coordinators of pharmaceutical services...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160454/pharmaceutical-care-in-brazil-s-primary-health-care
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Patricia Sodré Araújo, Ediná Alves Costa, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Juliana Álvares, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the activities of clinical nature developed by pharmacists in basic health units and their participation in educational activities aiming at health promotion. METHODS: This article is part of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos - Serviços, 2015 (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines - Services, 2015), a cross-sectional and exploratory study, of evaluative nature, consisting of a survey of information in a representative sample of cities, stratified by the Brazilian regions that constitute domains of study, and a subsample of primary health care services...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160436/use-of-injected-heroin-and-risk-of-hepatitis-c-in-three-cities-in-colombia
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Dedsy Yajaira Berbesi-Fernández, Angela Maria Segura-Cardona, Liliana Patricia Montoya-Velez, Alexandra Ángel Santamaría
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis C is one of the most neglected diseases by governments internationally. OBJECTIVE: Identify the prevalence of hepatitis C and associated injection drug users in three cities of factors Colombia. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 668 injecting drug users recruited through respondent-driven sampling, inquired about demographic characteristics and risk behaviors. Laboratory testing was used on filter paper and cases of hepatitis C viral load tests with RNA were confirmed...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160433/individual-and-contextual-level-factors-associated-with-client-initiated-hiv-testing
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Claudia Renata Dos Santos Barros, Eliana Miura Zucchi, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Ivan França
BACKGROUND: Knowing the reasons for seeking HIV testing is central for HIV prevention. Despite the availability of free HIV counseling and testing in Brazil, coverage remains lacking. METHODS: Survey of 4,760 respondents from urban areas was analyzed. Individual-level variables included sociodemographic characteristics; sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS treatment knowledge and beliefs; being personally acquainted with a person with HIV/AIDS; and holding discriminatory ideas about people living with HIV...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160408/cognitive-performance-of-stunted-pre-school-children-undergoing-nutritional-recovery-treatment
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Thaíse Morais Silva, Nassib Bezerra Bueno, Maria de Lourdes da Silva Gomes de Azevedo, Ana Paula Grotti Clemente, Telma Maria de Menezes Toledo Florêncio
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the treatment of stunted children offered at a specialized center influences their cognitive performance. METHODS: Two groups of children from vulnerable families were selected, one consisting of stunted children being treated at the Nutrition Education and Recovery Center (CREN), and the other group of eutrophic children from a local, public day care center. At CREN, children are treated in a day-hospital system (9 hours/day, 5 days/week), receiving medical, nutritional and psycho-pedagogical support...
November 13, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159933/dyspraxia-in-clinical-education-a-review
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Eleanor Walker, Sebastian Ck Shaw, Jim Price, Malcolm Reed, John Anderson
BACKGROUND: The stereotype of the student with dyspraxia as 'clumsy and disorganised' may cause clinical teachers to be concerned about the student's performance in a clinical environment; however, if it is understood that dyspraxic students possess many strengths, as well as weaknesses, it may be that some stereotypical myths will be dispelled and more effective support offered to them. This review considers research surrounding the experiences of students and health professionals with dyspraxia within higher education (HE), alongside the personal experiences of EW, in order to inform the development of clinical teachers with respect to their support for learners with dyspraxia...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159841/trends-in-hepatitis-c-related-mortality-in-switzerland
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O Keiser, F Giudici, B Müllhaupt, C Junker, J-F Dufour, D Moradpour, P Bruggmann, B Terziroli, D Semela, M Brezzi, B Bertisch, J Estill, F Negro, A Spoerri
In order to accurately assess the burden of hepatitis C (HCV) and develop effective interventions, we must understand the magnitude and trends of mortality related to the disease. In the United States, HCV-related mortality is continuously increasing. We have no comparable data for Switzerland and other European countries, although a modelling study predicted a similar increase. We analysed time trends (1 January 1995-31 December 2014) in HCV-specific mortality rates in the Swiss general population using the death registry of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159767/development-and-validation-of-the-health-of-the-nation-outcome-scales-residential-facility-honos-rf
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Laura Pedrini, Mariangela Lanfredi, Clarissa Ferrari, Sonia Andreose, Pasquale Basso, Rossella Beneduce, Rosaria Pioli, Luciana Rillosi, Giuseppe Rossi, Roberta Rossi, Giovanni Battista Tura
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) (Lora et al. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 10(3):198-212, 2001) is widely used. However, clinicians have expressed concerns about its ability to describe severe mentally ill patients, as it does not consider some relevant clinical aspects. This study aims to develop and validate the HoNOS-Residential Facility (HoNOS-RF) in order to pursue a thorough assessment of patients admitted to psychiatric residential facilities (RFs). The final version of the HoNOS-RF was administered to 409 patients admitted to four RFs...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159496/a-comparison-of-vocational-engagement-among-young-people-with-psychosis-depression-and-borderline-personality-pathology
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E Caruana, S M Cotton, J Farhall, E M Parrish, A Chanen, C G Davey, E Killackey, K Allott
Poor vocational engagement is well documented among young people experiencing first-episode psychosis (FEP). The aim of the present study was to establish and compare rates of vocational engagement across young people with first-episode psychosis, depression, and borderline personality pathology. A file audit was used to collect vocational data of young people aged 15-25 entering tertiary mental health treatment in 2011. Rates of vocational engagement were similar across groups, indicating that like those with FEP, young people with depression and borderline personality pathology experience impaired vocational engagement and are in need of targeted vocational interventions...
November 20, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159488/inter-rater-reliability-of-stoppfrail-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-in-frail-adults-with-limited-life-expectancy-criteria-amongst-12-physicians
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Amanda Hanora Lavan, Paul Gallagher, Denis O'Mahony
PURPOSE: STOPPFrail is an explicit tool, developed by Delphi consensus, to assist physicians with deprescribing medications in frail older adults with poor survival prognosis. This study aimed to determine the inter-rater reliability (IRR), amongst physicians, of STOPPFrail application. METHODS: Twenty clinical cases were collated to represent frail older patients. Eighteen cases met STOPPFrail inclusion criteria. They had a mean age of 79.5 (SD6) years and a median of 7 (IQR6-8...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159481/effects-of-multi-component-mixtures-from-sewage-treatment-plant-effluent-on-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-under-fully-realistic-condition
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Pham Thai Giang, Burkina Viktoriia, Sakalli Sidika, Schmidt-Posthaus Heike, Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Randak Tomas, Grabic Roman, Grabicova Katerina, Fedorova Ganna, Koba Olga, Golovko Oksana, Turek Jan, Cerveny Daniel, Kolarova Jitka, Zlabek Vladimir
This study characterized changes in biomarker responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) upon exposure to effluent water discharged from a sewage treatment plant (STP) under real conditions. Fish were exposed to contamination in Cezarka pond, which receives all of its water input from the STP in the town of Vodnany, Czech Republic. Five sampling events were performed at day 0, 30, 90, 180, and 360 starting in April 2015. In total, 62 pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) were detected in the polar organic chemical integrative sampler...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159463/a-nationwide-survey-of-the-influence-of-month-of-birth-on-the-risk-of-developing-multiple-sclerosis-in-sweden-and-iceland
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Olöf Eliasdottir, Anders Hildeman, Marco Longfils, O Nerman, J Lycke
Previous studies have shown that the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with season of birth with a higher proportion of MS patients being born in spring. However, this relationship has recently been questioned and may be due to confounding factors. Our aim was to assess the influence from season or month of birth on the risk of developing MS in Sweden and Iceland. Information about month of birth, gender, and phenotype of MS for patients born 1940-1996 was retrieved from the Swedish MS registry (SMSR), and their place of birth was retrieved from the Swedish Total Population Registry (TPR)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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