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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812915/kardiovize-brno-2030-a-prospective-cardiovascular-health-study-in-central-europe-methods-baseline-findings-and-future-directions
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Narine K Movsisyan, Manlio Vinciguerra, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Šárka Kunzová, Martin Homolka, Jana Jaresova, Renata Cífková, Ondřej Sochor
Background Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent in Eastern and Central Europe, where the incidence is the highest in the world. The Kardiovize Brno 2030 study was designed as a prospective cohort study to investigate the complex relationships of cardiovascular disease and outcomes with a range of biological, psychosocial, environmental, behavioral, and economic factors in an urban population of the Czech Republic. Methods We randomly selected a 1% sample of the city of Brno residents aged 25-64 years stratified by sex and age...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803251/epidemiological-study-of-huntington-s-disease-in-the-province-of-ferrara-italy
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Erika Carrassi, Maura Pugliatti, Vittorio Govoni, Mariachiara Sensi, Ilaria Casetta, Enrico Granieri
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by the abnormal expansion of CAG triplet repeat. We aimed to reappraise HD epidemiology in a northern Italian population, in relation to introduction of genetic testing. METHODS: Through ICD-9M code 333.4 and medical fare exemption code RF0080, HD cases were identified from administrative health data and medical records from the Units of Neurology and Genetics, Ferrara University Hospital, and from other provincial neurological structures...
August 12, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802208/acute-effects-of-visits-to-urban-green-environments-on-cardiovascular-physiology-in-women-a-field-experiment
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Timo Lanki, Taina Siponen, Ann Ojala, Kalevi Korpela, Arto Pennanen, Pekka Tiittanen, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Takahide Kagawa, Liisa Tyrväinen
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have reported positive associations between the amount of green space in the living environment and mental and cardiovascular human health. In a search for effect mechanisms, field studies have found short-term visits to green environments to be associated with psychological stress relief. Less evidence is available on the effect of visits on cardiovascular physiology. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether visits to urban green environments, in comparison to visits to a built-up environment, lead to beneficial short-term changes in indicators of cardiovascular health...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800814/phthalates-impact-human-health-epidemiological-evidences-and-plausible-mechanism-of-action
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Sailas Benjamin, Eiji Masai, Naofumi Kamimura, Kenji Takahashi, Robin C Anderson, Panichikkal Abdul Faisal
Disregarding the rising alarm on the hazardous nature of various phthalates and their metabolites, ruthless usage of phthalates as plasticizer in plastics and as additives in innumerable consumer products continues due low their cost, attractive properties, and lack of suitable alternatives. Globally, in silico computational, in vitro mechanistic, in vivo preclinical and limited clinical or epidemiological human studies showed that over a dozen phthalates and their metabolites ingested passively by man from the general environment, foods, drinks, breathing air, and routine household products cause various dysfunctions...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798949/international-differences-in-the-risk-of-death-from-smoking-and-obesity-the-case-of-the-united-states-and-finland
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Neil Mehta, Irma Elo, Sari Stenholm, Arpo Aromaa, Markku Heliövaara, Seppo Koskinen
Despite much interest in the health risks associated with behavioral factors, little is known about whether individuals residing in different countries experience a different set of risks. International comparisons of the death risks from major behavioral factors can shed light on whether features of health systems and epidemiological histories modify the health effects of risky behaviors. We used nationally representative samples and mortality linkages spanning the 1971-2014 period from the United States and Finland to examine cross-national differences in the risks of death from cigarette smoking and obesity...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794391/labor-factor-barriers-to-seeking-medical-services-among-metropolitan-workers-a-cross-sectional-analysis-by-sex-using-the-j-shine-study
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Liying Pei, Satoshi Toyokawa, Yasuki Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: There is limited evidence on the relationship between labor factors and the decision to refrain from seeking medical services. This study aimed to examine how labor factors are related to medical service access among male and female workers in Tokyo and surrounding areas. METHODS: We used data from 4,385 respondents to the survey in the Japanese Study on Stratification, Health, Income, and Neighborhood (J-SHINE), an ongoing epidemiologic household panel study...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794061/socioeconomic-position-and-markers-of-adiposity-among-female-teachers-in-mexico
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Kelly A Hirko, Martin Lajous, Eduardo Ortiz-Panozo, Ruy Lopez-Ridaura, Paul J Christine, Felice Lȇ-Scherban, Megan S Rice, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez
BACKGROUND: Occupation is often used as an indicator of socioeconomic position (SEP) in epidemiological studies, although it is unclear whether variation in SEP within a single occupational group is associated with health outcomes, including adiposity measures. METHODS: We created a multidimensional SEP index using principal component analysis based on self-reported data from 36 704 female teachers in Mexico from 2008 to 2011. Multivariable Poisson regression models with robust variance were used to evaluate cross-sectional associations of SEP and markers of adiposity, including obesity (body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m(2)), elevated waist-to-hip ratio (WHR >85) and high waist circumference (WC >88 cm)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793133/prevalence-of-12-month-alcohol-use-high-risk-drinking-and-dsm-iv-alcohol-use-disorder-in-the-united-states-2001-2002-to-2012-2013-results-from-the-national-epidemiologic-survey-on-alcohol-and-related-conditions
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Bridget F Grant, S Patricia Chou, Tulshi D Saha, Roger P Pickering, Bradley T Kerridge, W June Ruan, Boji Huang, Jeesun Jung, Haitao Zhang, Amy Fan, Deborah S Hasin
Importance: Lack of current and comprehensive trend data derived from a uniform, reliable, and valid source on alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and DSM-IV alcohol use disorder (AUD) represents a major gap in public health information. Objective: To present nationally representative data on changes in the prevalences of 12-month alcohol use, 12-month high-risk drinking, 12-month DSM-IV AUD, 12-month DSM-IV AUD among 12-month alcohol users, and 12-month DSM-IV AUD among 12-month high-risk drinkers between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013...
August 9, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793026/epidemiological-study-of-scorpion-stings-in-the-rio-grande-do-norte-state-northeastern-brazil
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Kaliany Adja Medeiros de Araújo, Aluska Vieira Tavares, Michael Radan de Vasconcelos Marques, Alecxandro Alves Vieira, Renner de Souza Leite
This communication is a retrospective epidemiological study of the scorpion sting cases recorded from 2007 to 2014 in the Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil. The data was collected from the Injury Notification Information System database of the Health Department of Rio Grande do Norte State. A total of 20,555 cases were studied. The cases were distributed over all months of the period studied and occurred mainly in urban areas. Victims were predominantly 20-29 year-old women. Most victims were stung on the foot and received medical care within 1-3 h after being stung...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791826/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-the-leading-private-health-care-provider-in-poland
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Paweł Jóźków, Felicja Lwow, Małgorzata Słowińska-Lisowska, Marek Mędraś
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroiditis (AT) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting a significant percent of the population, especially women. It may have serious and long-lasting consequences. The etiology of AT is multifactorial and it arises from an interplas between environmental and genetic factors. Tendencies in AT prevalence and incidence are unclear. In Poland there are no national registers covering the data on AT prevalence. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the investigation was to assess changes in diagnosing AT in the largest chain of outpatient medical centers in Poland...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789727/food-based-diet-quality-score-in-relation-to-depressive-symptoms-in-young-and-middle-aged-japanese-women
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Hiroka Sakai, Kentaro Murakami, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
Only a few studies have focused on the association between overall diet, rather than intakes of individual nutrients or foods, and depressive symptoms in Japanese. This cross-sectional study examined associations between a diet quality score and depressive symptoms in 3963 young (age 18 years) and 3833 middle-aged (mean age 47·9 (sd 4·2) years) Japanese women. Dietary information was collected using a diet history questionnaire. A previously developed diet quality score was computed mainly based on the Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top...
June 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777799/implementation-of-a-diabetes-in-pregnancy-clinical-register-in-a-complex-setting-findings-from-a-process-evaluation
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Renae Kirkham, Cherie Whitbread, Christine Connors, Elizabeth Moore, Jacqueline A Boyle, Richa Richa, Federica Barzi, Shu Li, Michelle Dowden, Jeremy Oats, Chrissie Inglis, Margaret Cotter, Harold D McIntyre, Marie Kirkwood, Paula Van Dokkum, Stacey Svenson, Paul Zimmet, Jonathan E Shaw, Kerin O'Dea, Alex Brown, Louise Maple-Brown
BACKGROUND: Rates of diabetes in pregnancy are disproportionately higher among Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal women in Australia. Additional challenges are posed by the context of Aboriginal health including remoteness and disadvantage. A clinical register was established in 2011 to improve care coordination, and as an epidemiological and quality assurance tool. This paper presents results from a process evaluation identifying what worked well, persisting challenges and opportunities for improvement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776947/racial-disparities-in-the-utilization-of-preventive-health-services-among-older-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-enrolled-in-medicare
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Jovana Y Martin, Melissa A Schiff, Noel S Weiss, Renata R Urban
To assess differences in the receipt of preventive health services by race/ethnicity among older women with endometrial cancer enrolled in Medicare, we conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer from 2001 to 2011 in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database. Women with stage I or II endometrial cancer of epithelial origin were included. The exposure was race/ethnicity (Non-Hispanic [NH] White, NH Black, Hispanic, and NH Asian/Pacific Islander [PI])...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776247/the-burden-of-mental-disorders-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-1990-2015-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-2015-study
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Ali H Mokdad
OBJECTIVES: Mental disorders are among the leading causes of nonfatal burden of disease globally. METHODS: We used the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors study 2015 to examine the burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). We defined mental disorders according to criteria proposed in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders IV and the 10th International Classification of Diseases. RESULTS: Mental disorders contributed to 4...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774264/role-of-meteorological-conditions-in-reported-chickenpox-cases-in-wuhan-and-hong-kong-china
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Banghua Chen, Ayako Sumi, Lei Wang, Wang Zhou, Nobumichi Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Chickenpox is a common contagious disease that remains an important public health issue worldwide. Over 90% of unvaccinated individuals become infected, but infection occurs at different ages in different parts of the world. Many people have been infected by 20 to 30 years of age in China, and adults and pregnant women who become infected often develop severe infection. Furthermore, a mortality rate of 2-3 per 100,000 infected persons has been reported. In this study, we explore the temperature-dependent transition of patterns of reported chickenpox cases in two large subtropical climate cities, Wuhan and Hong Kong, China, to aid in the prediction of epidemics and preparation for the effects of climatic changes on epidemiology of chickenpox in China...
August 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770297/barriers-to-seeking-care-for-urinary-incontinence-in-mexican-american-women
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Veronica T Mallett, Anna M Jezari, Thelma Carrillo, Sheralyn Sanchez, Zuber D Mulla
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The majority of epidemiologic studies of urinary incontinence (UI) have been conducted in non-Hispanic populations. We conducted a case-control study to identify factors associated with delayed care-seeking behavior in adult Mexican American women with UI. METHODS: Cases were women with UI who sought care >2 years after the onset of symptoms (delayed care group). Controls were women with UI who sought care ≤2 years after the onset of symptoms...
August 2, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770172/diversity-of-cervical-microbiota-in-asymptomatic-chlamydia-trachomatis-genital-infection-a-pilot-study
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Simone Filardo, Marisa Di Pietro, Maria G Porpora, Nadia Recine, Alessio Farcomeni, Maria A Latino, Rosa Sessa
Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection continues to be an important public health problem worldwide due to its increasing incidence. C. trachomatis infection can lead to severe sequelae, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, obstructive infertility, and preterm birth. Recently, it has been suggested that the cervico-vaginal microbiota may be an important defense factor toward C. trachomatis infection as well as the development of chronic sequelae. Therefore, the investigation of microbial profiles associated to chlamydial infection is of the utmost importance...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770002/six-years-genotype-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-in-calabria-region-southern-italy-a-retrospective-study
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Luisa Galati, Cinzia Peronace, Maria Teresa Fiorillo, Rosanna Masciari, Cristina Giraldi, Salvatore Nisticò, Pasquale Minchella, Vincenzo Maiolo, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Nadia Marascio, Angelo Giuseppe Lamberti, Aida Giancotti, Maria Gabriella Lepore, Francesca Greco, Maria Vittoria Mauro, Annelisa Borelli, Giuseppa Lo Bocchiaro, Giovanni Surace, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà
BACKGROUND: Although analysis of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype spread in a particular area has a crucial impact on public health and prevention programmes, there is a lack of epidemiological data regarding HPV in the Calabria region of Italy. We therefore update information on HPV age/genotype distribution by retrospectively analysing a cohort of women, with and without cervical lesions, living in Calabria, who underwent HPV DNA testing; moreover, we also evaluated HPV age/genotype distribution in a subset of patients with cervical lesions...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769893/imported-zika-virus-in-a-european-city-how-to-prevent-local-transmission
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Joan-Pau Millet, Tomàs Montalvo, Ruben Bueno-Marí, Arancha Romero-Tamarit, Albert Prats-Uribe, Lidia Fernández, Esteve Camprubí, Lucía Del Baño, Victor Peracho, Jordi Figuerola, Elena Sulleiro, Miguel J Martínez, Joan A Caylà
Background: On February 1st 2016 the WHO declared the Zika Virus (ZIKV) infection a worldwide public health emergency because of its rapid expansion and severe complications, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome or microcephaly in newborn. The huge amount of people traveling to endemic areas and the presence of Aedes albopictus in Barcelona increase the risk of autochtonous transmission. The objective of this study was to describe the first ZIKV cases diagnosed in our city and to analyze the surveillance, prevention, and control measures implemented to avoid autochthonous transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763449/identification-of-factors-associated-with-stillbirth-in-the-indian-state-of-bihar-using-verbal-autopsy-a-population-based-study
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Rakhi Dandona, G Anil Kumar, Amit Kumar, Priyanka Singh, Sibin George, Mohammad Akbar, Lalit Dandona
BACKGROUND: India was estimated to have the largest numbers of stillbirths globally in 2015, and the Indian government has adopted a target of <10 stillbirths per 1,000 births by 2030 through the India Newborn Action Plan (INAP). The objective of this study was to use verbal autopsy interviews to examine factors associated with stillbirth in the Indian state of Bihar and make recommendations for the INAP to better inform the setting of priorities and actions to reduce stillbirths. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Verbal autopsy interviews were conducted for deaths including stillbirths that occurred from January 2011 to March 2014 in a sample of 109,689 households (87...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
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