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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346766/maternal-thyroid-parameters-in-pregnant-women-with-different-ethnic-backgrounds-do-ethnicity-specific-reference-ranges-improve-the-diagnosis-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Flora Veltri, Julie Belhomme, Pierre Kleynen, Lidia Grabczan, Serge Rozenberg, Thierry Pepersack, Kris Poppe
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines on the management of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy have recently been updated and, for the diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), a TSH upper reference limit (cutoff) of 4.0 mIU/L has been proposed when no institutional values are available. It is also suggested that serum TSH and thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) may be different according to the ethnic background of the women. We therefore determined the prevalence of TAI and SCH in pregnant women with different ethnic backgrounds and, to define SCH, we used different first trimester TSH upper reference cutoffs (institutional, ethnicity-specific, 2...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346524/rare-mutations-and-potentially-damaging-missense-variants-in-genes-encoding-fibrillar-collagens-and-proteins-involved-in-their-production-are-candidates-for-risk-for-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Bhavi P Modi, Maria E Teves, Laurel N Pearson, Hardik I Parikh, Piya Chaemsaithong, Nihar U Sheth, Timothy P York, Roberto Romero, Jerome F Strauss
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is the leading identifiable cause of preterm birth with ~ 40% of preterm births being associated with PPROM and occurs in 1% - 2% of all pregnancies. We hypothesized that multiple rare variants in fetal genes involved in extracellular matrix synthesis would associate with PPROM, based on the assumption that impaired elaboration of matrix proteins would reduce fetal membrane tensile strength, predisposing to unscheduled rupture. We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) on neonatal DNA derived from pregnancies complicated by PPROM (49 cases) and healthy term deliveries (20 controls) to identify candidate mutations/variants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346163/sleep-and-mental-health-the-moderating-role-of-perceived-adolescent-parent-attachment
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Kelly M Tu, Brian T Marks, Mona El-Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated whether the effects of sleep duration and quality on adolescent adjustment were moderated by perceived attachment to mothers and fathers. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional design. SETTING: Participants were recruited from small town and semirural communities in Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 106 adolescents (mean age=13.61 years, SD=.73; 55% girls; 28% African American, 72% European American) and their parents...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346162/household-chaos-and-sleep-disturbing-behavior-of-family-members-results-of-a-pilot-study-of-african-american-early-adolescents
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James C Spilsbury, Sanjay R Patel, Nathan Morris, Aida Ehayaei, Stephen S Intille
BACKGROUND: Although disorganized, chaotic households have been linked to poorer sleep outcomes, how household chaos actually manifests itself in the behaviors of others around the bedtime of a child or adolescent is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether household chaos was associated with specific, nightly sleep-disturbing activities of adolescents' family members. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six African American or multiethnic early adolescent (ages 11-12 years) and parent dyads, recruited from local schools and social-service agencies in greater Cleveland, OH...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345493/genetic-risk-scores-sex-and-dietary-factors-interact-to-alter-serum-uric-acid-trajectory-among-african-american-urban-adults
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May A Beydoun, Jose-Atilio Canas, Marie T Fanelli-Kuczmarski, Salman M Tajuddin, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
Serum uric acid (SUA), a causative agent for gout among others, is affected by both genetic and dietary factors, perhaps differentially by sex. We evaluated cross-sectional (SUAbase) and longitudinal (SUArate) associations of SUA with a genetic risk score (GRS), diet and sex. We then tested the interactive effect of GRS, diet and sex on SUA. Longitudinal data on 766 African-American urban adults participating in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhood of Diversity across the Lifespan study were used. In all, three GRS for SUA were created from known SUA-associated SNP (GRSbase (n 12 SNP), GRSrate (n 3 SNP) and GRStotal (n 15 SNP))...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344855/changes-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-knowledge-behavior-beliefs-self-efficacy-and-barriers-among-community-health-clinic-patients-after-a-health-literacy-intervention
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Connie L Arnold, Alfred Rademaker, Dachao Liu, Terry C Davis
OBJECTIVE: The objective in this pre- and post-survey assessment was to compare the effectiveness of a health literacy-directed intervention designed to increase knowledge, beliefs, barriers, self-efficacy and behavior associated with CRC screening with FOBT among patients cared for in predominantly rural community clinics and the change in these characteristics over the first 15 months after enrolling in a study designed to assess screening strategies. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2011, a quasi-experimental intervention was conducted in 8 predominantly rural Federally Qualified Health Centers...
February 2017: Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344738/adherence-to-exercise-prescription-and-improvements-in-the-clinical-and-vascular-health-of-african-americans
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Dianne M Babbitt, Amanda M Perkins, Keith M Diaz, Deborah L Feairheller, Kathleen M Sturgeon, Praveen Veerabhadrappa, Sheara T Williamson, Jan Kretzschmar, Chenyi Ling, Hojun Lee, Heather Grim, Michael D Brown
Improvements in indices of vascular health and endothelial function have been inversely associated with hypertension, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (e.g., myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure), renal failure, and mortality. Aerobic exercise training (AEXT) has been positively associated with improvements in clinical health values, as well as vascular health biomarkers, and endothelial function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether measures of exercise adherence were related to clinical outcome measures and indices of vascular health subsequent to a 6-month AEXT intervention in a middle-to-older aged African American cohort...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344120/a-systematic-review-of-lifestyle-counseling-for-diverse-patients-in-primary-care
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Cathy L Melvin, Melanie S Jefferson, LaShanta J Rice, Lynne S Nemeth, Andrea M Wessell, Paul J Nietert, Chanita Hughes-Halbert
Prior research and systematic reviews have examined strategies related to weight management, less is known about lifestyle and behavioral counseling interventions optimally suited for implementation in primary care practices generally, and among racial and ethnic patient populations. Primary care practitioners may find it difficult to access and use available research findings on effective behavioral and lifestyle counseling strategies and to assess their effects health behaviors among their patients. This systematic review compiled existing evidence from randomized trials to inform primary care providers about which lifestyle and behavioral change interventions are shown to be effective for changing patients' diet, physical activity and weight outcomes...
March 23, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343920/impact-of-insurance-status-and-race-on-receipt-of-treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
Acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves surgery, radiation, or observation. Previous studies have demonstrated that patient race and insurance status impact in-hospital morbidity/mortality following surgery; however the nationwide impact of these demographics on the receipt of each treatment modality has not been examined. The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients. Multivariate analysis adjusted for several variables within each treatment modality, including patient age, race, sex, income, primary payer for care, tumor size, and medical comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343761/isolated-diastolic-hypertension-and-incident-heart-failure-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-insights-from-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Helen M Sheriff, Apostolos Tsimploulis, Miroslava Valentova, Markus S Anker, Prakash Deedwania, Maciej Banach, Charity J Morgan, Marc R Blackman, Gregg C Fonarow, Michel White, Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, Richard M Allman, Wilbert S Aronow, Stefan D Anker, Ali Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Isolated systolic hypertension and isolated diastolic hypotension are common in older adults and associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure (HF). However, little is known about the prevalence and impact of isolated diastolic hypertension in this population. METHODS: In the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), of the 5776 community-dwelling older adults ≥65years who had data on baseline systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), 28 had isolated diastolic hypertension (DBP ≥90mmHg and SBP <140mmHg)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343667/comparison-of-maxillary-anterior-tooth-width-and-facial-dimensions-of-3-ethnicities
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Ewa C Parciak, Ankur T Dahiya, Hamad S AlRumaih, Mathew T Kattadiyil, Nadim Z Baba, Charles J Goodacre
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: As the cosmetic demands of patients increase, determining the appropriate dimensions of the maxillary anterior teeth has become increasingly relevant. The relationship between facial measurements and tooth size provide guidance for maxillary anterior tooth size selection. However, most publications on this topic have focused on the white population, and more data for tooth sizes and their proportions in other ethnicities are needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this observational study was to investigate the relationship between the mesiodistal dimensions of the 6 maxillary anterior teeth and the bizygomatic width, interpupillary distance, intercanthal distance, interalar width, and intercommissural width of individuals of Asian, African-American, and white ethnicities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343445/a-case-of-anagrelide-induced-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia
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Pritpal Singh
BACKGROUND: Anagrelide is an established treatment option for essential thrombocythemia (ET). Cardiovascular adverse events can occur with its use including heart failure and cardiomyopathy. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old African American male with ET presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and dyspnea on exertion. His ET was managed with hydroxyurea 1500 mg by mouth twice a day and anagrelide 1 mg by mouth 3 times a day. The patient was receiving anagrelide for approximately 2 years prior to presentation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341895/capsule-commentary-on-egede-et-al-telephone-delivered-behavioral-skills-intervention-for-african-american-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Augustine Chavez
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March 24, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341459/does-where-you-shop-or-who-you-are-predict-what-you-eat-the-role-of-stores-and-individual-characteristics-in-dietary-intake
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Christine A Vaughan, Rebecca Collins, Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Robin Beckman, Tamara Dubowitz
Interventions to address diet, a modifiable risk factor for diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, have increasingly emphasized the influence of the physical environment on diet, while more traditional approaches have focused on individual characteristics. We examined environmental and individual influences on diet to understand the role of both. Household interviews were conducted in 2011 with 1372 individuals randomly selected from two low-income, predominantly African American neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, PA...
March 22, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341086/recurrent-priapism-gone-wrong-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-cardiogenic-shock-after-penile-corporal-phenylephrine-irrigation
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S Tyler Constantine, Anand Gopalsami, Gregg Helland
BACKGROUND: Recurrent priapism secondary to sickle cell trait in an African-American male has been reported in the literature. A common treatment for these low-flow priapism cases is aspiration and injection of the corpus cavernosum with a sympathomimetic agent. We report a rare complication not described previously in the literature of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock in a 29-year-old male with sickle cell trait undergoing a routine detumescence procedure...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340904/a-group-based-motivational-interviewing-brief-intervention-to-reduce-substance-use-and-sexual-risk-behavior-among-homeless-young-adults
#16
Joan S Tucker, Elizabeth J D'Amico, Brett A Ewing, Jeremy N V Miles, Eric R Pedersen
Homeless young adults ages 18-25 exhibit high rates of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and sexual risk behaviors such as unprotected sex. Yet few programs exist for this population that are both effective and can be easily incorporated into settings serving this population. This pilot cluster cross-over randomized controlled trial evaluates AWARE, a voluntary four session group-based motivational interviewing (MI) intervention to reduce AOD use and sexual risk behavior. We evaluated AWARE with 200 homeless young adults using drop-in center services in Los Angeles County (mean age=21...
May 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340901/predictive-validity-of-an-observer-rated-adherence-protocol-for-multisystemic-therapy-with-juvenile-drug-offenders
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Marie L Gillespie, Stanley J Huey, Phillippe B Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: Multisystemic therapy (MST) is perhaps the best validated treatment for youth who engage in serious and chronic antisocial behavior (Henggeler, Schoenwald, Borduin, Rowland, & Cunningham, 2009). Despite evidence suggesting that high treatment adherence is needed to achieve optimal MST outcomes, this research is limited because past studies have relied on adherence reports derived solely from treatment participants (i.e., caregivers, youth, and therapists). To address this gap in the literature, the present study assessed the reliability and predictive validity of an observational protocol for rating adherence to MST...
May 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340589/critical-race-theory-as-a-tool-for-understanding-poor-engagement-along-the-hiv-care-continuum-among-african-american-black-and-hispanic-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-united-states-a-qualitative-exploration
#18
Robert Freeman, Marya Viorst Gwadz, Elizabeth Silverman, Alexandra Kutnick, Noelle R Leonard, Amanda S Ritchie, Jennifer Reed, Belkis Y Martinez
BACKGROUND: African American/Black and Hispanic persons living with HIV (AABH-PLWH) in the U.S. evidence insufficient engagement in HIV care and low uptake of HIV antiretroviral therapy, leading to suboptimal clinical outcomes. The present qualitative study used critical race theory, and incorporated intersectionality theory, to understand AABH-PLWH's perspectives on the mechanisms by which structural racism; that is, the macro-level systems that reinforce inequities among racial/ethnic groups, influence health decisions and behaviors...
March 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340125/the-association-of-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-identity-facets-with-smoking-dependence-motives
#19
Nathan Grant Smith, Kate Winderman, Brooke King, Ezemenari M Obasi, Lorraine R Reitzel
Introduction: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults have higher rates of smoking than heterosexual adults. LGB individuals face unique stressors, including challenges associated with having a LGB identity. The extent to which these unique stressors are related to dependence motives in LGB adult smokers, however, has not been previously explored. The current study was conducted to redress these gaps. Methods: Participants (N=52; Mage=42.8; 55.8% Black/African American) were recruited from the local community...
March 9, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340070/material-hardship-and-self-rated-mental-health-among-older-black-americans-in-the-national-survey-of-american-life
#20
Gillian L Marshall, Roland J Thorpe, Sarah L Szanton
This article examines the association between material hardships and self-rated mental health (SRMH) among older black Americans and determines whether the effect varies by race and ethnicity. Using data from the National Survey of American Life, multiple logistic regression models were specified on a sample of older white Americans (n = 289), African Americans (n = 1,135), and black Caribbean Americans (n = 377). Material hardship was measured as an index of seven items that occurred within the past year...
March 4, 2017: Health & Social Work
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