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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443877/drugs-and-mental-health-problems-among-the-roma-protective-factors-promoted-by-the-iglesia-evang%C3%A3-lica-filadelfia
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Jelen Amador López, Ramón Flecha García, Teresa Sordé Martí
Background: High incidences of drug consumption and mental health problems are found among the Roma population in Spain, a reality that remains understudied. Past studies have indicated the positive role played by the Iglesia Evangélica Filadelfia (IEF) in promoting rehabilitation and prevention of these practices. Objective: In this article, authors analyze in which ways the IEF favors processes of drug rehabilitation and mental health recovery as well as the prevention of these problems among its Roma members...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378545/under-vaccinated-groups-in-europe-and-their-beliefs-attitudes-and-reasons-for-non-vaccination-two-systematic-reviews
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N Fournet, L Mollema, W L Ruijs, I A Harmsen, F Keck, J Y Durand, M P Cunha, M Wamsiedel, R Reis, J French, E G Smit, A Kitching, J E van Steenbergen
BACKGROUND: Despite effective national immunisation programmes in Europe, some groups remain incompletely or un-vaccinated ('under-vaccinated'), with underserved minorities and certain religious/ideological groups repeatedly being involved in outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). Gaining insight into factors regarding acceptance of vaccination of 'under-vaccinated groups' (UVGs) might give opportunities to communicate with them in a trusty and reliable manner that respects their belief system and that, maybe, increase vaccination uptake...
January 30, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372271/current-status-and-future-prospects-of-next-generation-data-management-and-analytical-decision-support-tools-for-enhancing-genetic-gains-in-crops
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Abhishek Rathore, Vikas K Singh, Sarita K Pandey, Chukka Srinivasa Rao, Vivek Thakur, Manish K Pandey, V Anil Kumar, Roma Rani Das
Agricultural disciplines are becoming data intensive and the agricultural research data generation technologies are becoming sophisticated and high throughput. On the one hand, high-throughput genotyping is generating petabytes of data; on the other hand, high-throughput phenotyping platforms are also generating data of similar magnitude. Under modern integrated crop breeding, scientists are working together by integrating genomic and phenomic data sets of huge data volumes on a routine basis. To manage such huge research data sets and use them appropriately in decision making, Data Management Analysis & Decision Support Tools (DMASTs) are a prerequisite...
January 26, 2018: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325043/roma-a-periplasmic-protein-involved-in-the-synthesis-of-the-lipopolysaccharide-tunes-down-the-inflammatory-response-triggered-by-brucella
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Ezequiel Valguarnera, Juan M Spera, Cecilia Czibener, Fabiana R Fulgenzi, Adriana C Casabuono, Silvia G Altabe, Karina A Pasquevich, Francisco Guaimas, Juliana Cassataro, Alicia S Couto, Juan E Ugalde
Brucellaceae are stealthy pathogens with the ability to survive and replicate in the host in the context of a strong immune response. This capacity relies on several virulence factors that are able to modulate the immune system, and in their structural components that have low pro-inflammatory activities. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the main component of the outer membrane, is a central virulence factor of Brucella and it has been well established that induces a low inflammatory response. We describe here the identification and characterization of a novel periplasmic protein (RomA) conserved in alpha-proteobacteria, involved in the homeostasis of the outer membrane...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316350/relationships-between-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-intolerance-of-uncertainty
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Roma A Vasa, Nicole L Kreiser, Amy Keefer, Vini Singh, Stewart H Mostofsky
Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) is a dispositional risk factor involving maladaptive responding under conditions of uncertainty. Recent data indicate that IU is likely elevated in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is positively correlated with anxiety. This study examined whether IU may be associated with ASD independent of anxiety. Relationships between anxiety, ASD, and IU were examined in 57 children with ASD without co-occurring intellectual disability and 32 control participants, ages 7-16 years...
January 7, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295024/moderating-effects-of-resilience-on-depression-psychological-distress-and-suicidal-ideation-associated-with-interpersonal-violence
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Lisa Fedina, Boyoung Nam, Hyun-Jin Jun, Roma Shah, Tara Von Mach, Charlotte L Bright, Jordan DeVylder
Resilience has been found to attenuate the effects of negative mental health symptomology associated with interpersonal victimization; however, existing research has largely focused on resilience traits, such as individual cognitive and environmental factors that promote resilience. In addition, empirical knowledge on the extent to which resilience mitigates suicidal symptomology associated with interpersonal violence victimization is particularly limited. This study assesses whether the relationship between interpersonal violence (i...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281659/immunogenicity-of-rotavirus-vaccine-rotarixtm-in-infants-with-environmental-enteric-dysfunction
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Innocent Mwape, Samuel Bosomprah, John Mwaba, Katayi Mwila-Kazimbaya, Natasha Makabilo Laban, Caroline Cleopatra Chisenga, Gibson Sijumbila, Michelo Simuyandi, Roma Chilengi
INTRODUCTION: Deployment of rotavirus vaccines has contributed to significant declines in diarrheal morbidity and mortality globally. Unfortunately, vaccine performance in low-middle income countries (LMICs) is generally lower than in developed countries. The cause for this has been associated with several host and maternal factors including poor water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) status, which are predominant in LMICs. More recently, environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) has specifically been hypothesized to contribute to poor vaccine uptake and response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236067/how-well-do-health-mediation-programs-address-the-determinants-of-the-poor-health-status-of-roma-a-longitudinal-case-study
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Andrej Belak, Zuzana Dankulincova Veselska, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Jitse P van Dijk, Sijmen A Reijneveld
In Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), health-mediation programs (HMPs) have become central policy instruments targeting health inequities between segregated Roma and general populations. Social determinants of health (SDH) represent the root causes behind health inequities. We therefore evaluated how an HMP based in Slovakia addressed known SDH in its agenda and its everyday implementation. To produce descriptive data on the HMP's agenda and everyday implementation we observed and consulted 70 program participants across organizational levels and 30 program recipients over the long-term...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230308/subjective-well-being-among-young-people-in-five-eastern-european-countries
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M S C Lim, C Cappa, G C Patton
Background: Subjective well-being incorporates elements of life satisfaction, happiness and optimism. It is increasingly relevant in the assessment of population health and economic development. There are strong continuities in well-being from youth into later life. Despite its significance, few global surveys capture subjective well-being. This paper describes patterns of well-being among young people in five Eastern European countries [Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine] and investigates association between demographic factors and well-being...
2017: Global Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193757/effects-of-the-consumption-of-milk-biofortified-with-selenium-vitamin-e-and-different-fatty-acid-profile-on-immune-response-in-the-elderly
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Karina Pfrimer, Eduardo Ferriolli, Paula Lumy Takeuchi, Márcia Msv Salles, Arlindo Saran-Netto, Marcus A Zanetti, Luiz C Roma-Junior, Camila Bitu Moreno Braga, Fernanda A Domenici, Yara Ml Valim, Adriana Bp Paschoalato, Larissa F Marchi, Ana Ecs Azzolini, Eduardo A Donadi, Edson Martinez, Helio Vannucchi
SCOPE: Nutrition is a major contributing factor for immunocompetence. The aim was to assess the immune status of older after consuming a milk produced by lactating cows fed with one of the following diets: control diet(C), C+vitaminE+selenium(C+A), C+sunfloweroil(C+O), orC+sunflower oil+vitaminE+selenium(A+O). METHODS AND RESULTS: 60elderly received one of these biofortified milks during 12weeks. Immune response was assessed by measurement of the expression of COX-1,2, MCP-1, PPAR(δ,α and β/δ)genes, neutrophil production of oxygen reactive species induced by immune complexes, neutrophil phagocytosis and lytic activity of the alternative pathway of the complement system and cytokine levels...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166489/prevalence-of-syphilis-and-hiv-infection-during-pregnancy-in-incarcerated-women-and-the-incidence-of-congenital-syphilis-in-births-in-prison-in-brazil
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Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Maria do Carmo Leal, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira, Barbara Ayres, Alexandra Roma Sánchez, Bernard Larouzé
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of syphilis and HIV infection during pregnancy, the mother to child transmission of syphilis and the incidence of congenital syphilis in incarcerated women in Brazil; to compare these rates to those observed in pregnant women outside of jail; and to verify the maternal factors associated with syphilis infection during pregnancy in free and incarcerated women. We used data from two nationwide studies conducted during the period 2011-2014. The Birth in Brazil study included 23,894 free women cared for in 266 hospitals...
November 21, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157950/-knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-of-the-roma-population-regarding-colorectal-cancer-screening
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María Carmen Santiago-Portero, José Manuel Gómez-García, Helena Reig-Gómez, Tatiana Oltra-Durá, Juan José Gascón-Cánovas
OBJECTIVE: To identify predisposing, inhibitory and facilitating factors that may affect participation in colorectal cancer screening programs in the Roma population. METHOD: Qualitative and exploratory study by focus group technique. Three focus groups of men and three groups of women were carried out, with a total of 16 men and 18 women from the Roma population, aged 50-69 years, from the province of Alicante. A discourse analysis was performed with the PRECEDE model as an analysis framework...
November 17, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146052/phenotypic-alterations-in-breast-cancer-associated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-comparison-with-baseline-rates-of-change
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Nosaibah Hariri, Andres A Roma, Farnaz Hasteh, Vighnesh Walavalkar, Oluwole Fadare
Several studies have documented phenotypic alterations in breast cancer associated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy [NACT], but many of these studies are limited by the fact that they did not account for the baseline rate of expected phenotypic change between biopsies and resections in the absence of NACT. Herein, we assess whether the NACT-associated rate of phenotypic change is significantly different than would be expected in a control population of patients that did not receive NACT. From a pathologic database, we documented the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2/neu) phenotypes of consecutive invasive breast carcinomas (n=826), as well as the subset in which at least one of these tests was assessed in both the biopsy and resection (n=340)...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121038/is-mean-platelet-volume-a-good-predictor-of-sustained-response-to-one-year-infliximab-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Roma Herman, Małgorzata Sładek, Stanisław Pieczarkowski, Paulina Dumnicka, Krzysztof Fyderek
Over the past years, there is a growing number of newly diagnosed pediatric patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Severe course of CD often requires biological treatment with Infliximab (IFX). Loss of response to biological treatment is a major problem. Mean platelet volume (MPV) was reported as a good marker of sustained response to IFX therapy in adults. This study is to determine whether MPV measured prior to IFX therapy and a er its third dose can be used as a predictive marker of sustained response to biological therapy in children with severe course of CD...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090346/activation-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-participates-downstream-of-gpr30-in-estradiol-17%C3%AE-d-glucuronide-induced-cholestasis-in-rats
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Ismael R Barosso, Gisel S Miszczuk, Nadia Ciriaci, Romina B Andermatten, Paula M Maidagan, Valeria Razori, Diego R Taborda, Marcelo G Roma, Fernando A Crocenzi, Enrique J Sánchez Pozzi
Estradiol-17β-D-glucuronide (E17G), through the activation of different signaling proteins, induces acute endocytic internalization of canalicular transporters in rat, including multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Abcc2) and bile salt export pump (Abcb11), generating cholestasis. Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) is a membrane-bound tyrosine kinase receptor that can potentially interact with proteins activated by E17G. The aim of this study was to analyze the potential role of IGF-1R in the effects of E17G in isolated perfused rat liver (IPRL) and isolated rat hepatocyte couplets...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064436/modelling-of-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-stationary-phases-using-chemometric-approaches
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Meritxell Navarro-Reig, Elena Ortiz-Villanueva, Romà Tauler, Joaquim Jaumot
Metabolomics is a powerful and widely used approach that aims to screen endogenous small molecules (metabolites) of different families present in biological samples. The large variety of compounds to be determined and their wide diversity of physical and chemical properties have promoted the development of different types of hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) stationary phases. However, the selection of the most suitable HILIC stationary phase is not straightforward. In this work, four different HILIC stationary phases have been compared to evaluate their potential application for the analysis of a complex mixture of metabolites, a situation similar to that found in non-targeted metabolomics studies...
October 24, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057605/putative-risk-factors-for-non-suicidal-self-injury-in-eating-disorders
#17
Ana Isabel Vieira, Bárbara C Machado, Paulo P P Machado, Isabel Brandão, António Roma-Torres, Sónia Gonçalves
Evidence suggests a common association between eating disorders (EDs) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). The present study aimed to investigate the potential risk factors for NSSI among ED patients. We assessed 245 ED patients with the Oxford Risk Factor Interview for ED. The results showed that 33% of ED patients reported NSSI in their lifetime. NSSI appeared to occur more frequently among binge eating/purging type ED patients than among patients with other ED and to be related to a more severe eating pathology...
November 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044354/protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-a-chronic-care-model-experience-in-rome
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D Mipatrini, A Sinopoli, C Sestili, M Di Marcoberardino, P Giuliani, G Grasso, A Lancia, E Megli, R Mete, M G Pennafina, M Pirrò, S Tartaglia, F Vero, G La Torre
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in almost all over the world; in Europe causing over 9 million deaths per year according to WHO estimates. A promising health organization model for chronic disease management is represented by the Chronic Care Model (CCM). In the 12th district of the ASL Roma 2 since 4 years was implemented a CCM for the management of patients affected by diabetes and/or at high cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) for the management of chronic disease in terms of mortality reduction, avoidable hospitalizations reduction and improvement of clinical parameters...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043619/study-of-uv-induced-dna-repair-factor-recruitment-kinetics-and-dynamics
#19
Sarah Sertic, Stefania Roma, Paolo Plevani, Federico Lazzaro, Marco Muzi-Falconi
The local UV irradiation technique enables detection, kinetic measurements of recruitment, and quantification of DNA Damage Response (DDR) proteins at the site of UV-induced DNA damage.Using Isopore filters with high density pores of a broad range of sizes, it is possible to UV irradiate and damage only a very small portion of the nucleus of a cell by letting UV light pass only through the pores. Immunofluorescent analyses of modified DNA nucleotides, proteins, or fluorescently tagged versions of target factors can be used as markers to label and study UV-induced lesions and their repair...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041941/disentangling-the-effects-of-a-multiple-behaviour-change-intervention-for-diarrhoea-control-in-zambia-a-theory-based-process-evaluation
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Katie Greenland, Jenala Chipungu, Joyce Chilekwa, Roma Chilengi, Val Curtis
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea is a leading cause of child death in Zambia. As elsewhere, the disease burden could be greatly reduced through caregiver uptake of existing prevention and treatment strategies. We recently reported the results of the Komboni Housewives intervention which tested a novel strategy employing motives including affiliation and disgust to improve caregiver practice of four diarrhoea control behaviours: exclusive breastfeeding; handwashing with soap; and correct preparation and use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc...
October 17, 2017: Globalization and Health
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