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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223112/development-of-the-handwriting-legibility-scale-hls-a-preliminary-examination-of-reliability-and-validity
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Anna L Barnett, Mellissa Prunty, Sara Rosenblum
BACKGROUND: Demands for the production of legible handwriting produced in a timely manner increase as children progress through school. Despite the considerable number of children faced with handwriting difficulties, there is no quick and practical tool to assess legibility in this population. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop the Handwriting Legibility Scale (HLS) and to establish the scale's reliability and validity. METHODS: The HLS is a non-language dependent scale which assesses global legibility, based on five criteria applied to samples of 'free writing'...
December 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223110/systemic-inflammatory-markers-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-air-pollution-pm2-5-among-us-nhanes-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Arvind Dabass, Evelyn O Talbott, Judith R Rager, Gary M Marsh, Arvind Venkat, Fernando Holguin, Ravi K Sharma
BACKGROUND: There has been no investigation to date of adults with metabolic syndrome examining the association of short and long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution with cardiovascular-disease related inflammatory marker (WBC and CRP) levels in a nationally representative sample. The goal of this study is to assess the susceptibility of adults with metabolic syndrome to PM2.5 exposure as suggested by increased cardiovascular-disease related inflammatory marker levels...
December 6, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223109/genome-wide-analysis-of-barrett-s-adenocarcinoma-a-first-step-towards-identifying-patients-at-risk-and-developing-therapeutic-paths
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Yiyang Dai, Qing Wang, Adrian Gonzalez Lopez, Mario Anders, Peter Malfertheiner, Michael Vieth, Wolfgang Kemmner
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus metaplasia is the key precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to find a subset of markers that may allow the identification of patients at risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, and to determine genes differentially expressed in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Laser capture microdissection technique was applied to procure cells from defined regions. Genome-wide RNA profiling was performed on esophageal adenocarcinoma (n = 21), Barrett's esophagus (n = 20), esophageal squamous carcinoma (n = 9) and healthy esophageal biopsies (n = 18) using the Affymetrix Human Genome U133plus 2...
December 6, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223104/improvement-of-relative-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-emerging-from-population-based-cancer-registries-in-switzerland-between-2001-and-2013
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Annatina Schnegg-Kaufmann, Anita Feller, Helen Baldomero, Alicia Rovo, Markus G Manz, Michael Gregor, Anna Efthymiou, Mario Bargetzi, Urs Hess, Olivier Spertini, Yves Chalandon, Jakob R Passweg, Georg Stussi, Volker Arndt, Nicolas Bonadies
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a rare and heterogeneous haematological malignancy with increasing incidence in the elderly. We performed a population-based, observational analysis of AML cases reported to the Cantonal Cancer Registries in Switzerland. Data was aggregated by the National Institute for Epidemiology and Cancer Registration and stratified for the two time periods 2001-2007 and 2008-2013. Overall, 2351 new AML cases were registered with a stable age-standardised incidence rate (3.0 [95 CI: 2.8-3...
December 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223071/bioactive-potential-of-silica-coatings-and-its-effect-on-the-adhesion-of-proteins-to-titanium-implants
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F Romero-Gavilan, N Araújo-Gomes, A M Sánchez-Pérez, I García-Arnáez, F Elortza, M Azkargorta, J J Martín de Llano, C Carda, M Gurruchaga, J Suay, I Goñi
There is an ever-increasing need to develop dental implants with ideal characteristics to achieve specific and desired biological response in the scope of improve the healing process post-implantation. Following that premise, enhancing and optimizing titanium implants through superficial treatments, like silica sol-gel hybrid coatings, are regarded as a route of future research in this area. These coatings change the physicochemical properties of the implant, ultimately affecting its biological characteristics...
December 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223052/wavelength-selection-for-portable-noninvasive-blood-component-measurement-system-based-on-spectral-difference-coefficient-and-dynamic-spectrum
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Ximeng Feng, Gang Li, Haixia Yu, Shaohui Wang, Xiaoqing Yi, Ling Lin
Noninvasive blood component analysis by spectroscopy has been a hotspot in biomedical engineering in recent years. Dynamic spectrum provides an excellent idea for noninvasive blood component measurement, but studies have been limited to the application of broadband light sources and high-resolution spectroscopy instruments. In order to remove redundant information, a more effective wavelength selection method has been presented in this paper. In contrast to many common wavelength selection methods, this method is based on sensing mechanism which has a clear mechanism and can effectively avoid the noise from acquisition system...
November 26, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223044/association-between-sleep-disorder-and-panic-disorder-in-south-korea-nationwide-nested-case-control-study-of-data-from-2004-to-2013
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Han Jin Park, Min Seok Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Suk-Yong Jang, Woorim Kim, Kyu-Tae Han
After 2010, panic disorders became relatively common in South Korea, with many celebrities confessing to the public that they have panic disorder. The annual number of patients with panic disorder and sleep disorder have been gradually increasing. In light of these increases, we analyzed the relationship between sleep disorder and panic disorder. We used national claim data to design a 1:3 nested case-control study. The study included medical claims filed for 29,312 patients during 2004-2013. We performed conditional logistic regression analysis to investigate the relationship between sleep disorder and panic disorder...
December 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223013/effectiveness-of-flipped-classrooms-in-chinese-baccalaureate-nursing-education-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Rujun Hu, Huiming Gao, Yansheng Ye, Zhihong Ni, Ning Jiang, Xiaolian Jiang
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the flipped classroom approach has been broadly applied to nursing courses in China. However, a systematic and quantitative assessment of the outcomes of this approach has not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the meta-analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of the flipped classroom pedagogy in Chinese baccalaureate nursing education. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies. DATA SOURCE: All randomized controlled trials relevant to the use of flipped classrooms in Chinese nursing education were retrieved from the following databases from their date of inception through September 23, 2017: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, the Wanfang Database, and the Chinese Scientific Journals Database...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223009/influence-of-spermatozoal-lipidomic-profile-on-the-cryoresistance-of-frozen-spermatozoa-from-stallions
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T Cabrera, C Ramires-Neto, K R A Belaz, C P Freitas-Dell'aqua, D Zampieri, A Tata, M N Eberlin, M A Alvarenga, F F Souza
The membrane of spermatozoa, which contributes to cellular cryoresistance, contains numerous lipids with a composition that directly affects membrane fluidity and the fertilization process. In light of variations in the degree of sensitivity in equine seminal freezing, this study aimed to correlate equine semen lipids with post-thawing characteristics of spermatozoa. We used ejaculates from 34 stallions, which were evaluated (total motility ≥ 60%), frozen and thawed and reevaluated for motility of spermatozoa, membrane integrity and lipid peroxidation...
November 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222995/updating-edwin-chadwick-s-seminal-work-on-geographical-inequalities-by-occupation
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Mark A Green, Danny Dorling, Richard Mitchell
To honour the 175th anniversary of Edwin Chadwick's seminal 'Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor', we update Chadwick's famous analysis of geographical differences in occupational based inequalities. Much of the field of Health Geography owes both its direction of development and its initial impetus to his 1842 report. The report presented evidence for the importance of local context to health, with individuals of the lowest occupations in Rutland living longer than individuals of the highest occupations in Liverpool...
December 1, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222994/supportive-environments-for-physical-activity-in-deprived-communities-in-the-united-kingdom-a-qualitative-study-using-photo-elicitation
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Alexia Sawyer, Marcella Ucci, Russell Jones, Lee Smith, Abi Fisher
The health benefits of regular physical activity are substantial and well-established. However, population activity levels are insufficient to obtain health benefits in the United Kingdom (UK), and strategies to increase activity, particularly in income-deprived communities, are sought. Socioecological models of physical activity posit that activity levels are influenced by social, physical and wider environmental factors. In line with a growing evidence base, there is a need to understand the factors that contribute to an activity-supportive neighbourhood within deprived settings within the UK...
December 2, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222963/preoperative-biliary-drainage-adversely-affects-surgical-outcomes-in-periampullary-cancer-a-retrospective-and-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Hongeun Lee, Youngmin Han, Jae Ri Kim, Wooil Kwon, Sun-Whe Kim, Jin-Young Jang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The use of PBD for managing patients with periampullary cancer awaiting surgery remains controversial. The impact of PBD status and type on surgical outcomes has not been established, leading to a lack of consensus. We aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) on short-term surgical outcomes in curatively resected periampullary cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from patients undergoing curative periampullary cancer resection...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222950/tolerance-design-of-patient-specific-range-qa-using-the-dmaic-framework-in-proton-therapy
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Jeong-Eun Rah, Dongho Shin, Ryan P Manger, Tae Hyun Kim, Do Hoon Oh, Dae Yong Kim, Gwe-Ya Kim
PURPOSE: To implement the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) can be used for customizing the patient-specific QA by designing site-specific range tolerances. METHODS: The DMAIC framework (process flow diagram, cause and effect, Pareto chart, control chart, and capability analysis) were utilized to determine the steps that need focus for improving the patient-specific QA. The patient-specific range QA plans were selected according to 7 treatment site groups, a total of 1437 cases...
December 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222948/force-coordination-strategies-in-on-water-single-sculling-are-asymmetries-related-to-better-rowing-performance
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John Warmenhoven, Richard Smith, Conny Draper, Andrew Harrison, Norma Bargary, Stephen Cobley
Asymmetries of the rowing stroke cycle have been assessed with reference to kinematics and foot-force measures in laboratory testing environments. It remains unclear how asymmetries in propulsive kinetic measures are related to on-water rowing performance. A new approach for the evaluation of both global and local asymmetries across the entire movement was used to assess the continuous role of asymmetries and whether these change according to level of competitive representation. Twenty seven highly skilled female rowers (national and international competition level), rowing at 32 strokes per minute in a single scull boat were evaluated...
December 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222916/transplanting-hcv-positive-livers-into-hcv-negative-patients-with-preemptive-antiviral-treatment-a-modeling-study
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Jagpreet Chhatwal, Sumeyye Samur, Emily D Bethea, Turgay Ayer, Fasiha Kanwal, Chin Hur, Mark S Roberts, Norah Terrault, Raymond T Chung
Under current guidelines hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive livers are not transplanted into HCV-negative recipients because of adverse post-transplant outcomes associated with allograft HCV infection. However, HCV can now be cured post liver transplant (LT) using direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) with >90% success; therefore, HCV-negative patients on the liver transplant (LT) waiting list may benefit from accepting HCV-positive organs with preemptive treatment. Our objective was to evaluate if and in which HCV-negative patients the potential benefit of accepting an HCV-positive (i...
December 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222904/dietary-patterns-change-over-two-years-in-early-adolescent-girls-in-hawai-i
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Michelle Ann Mosley, Jinan C Banna, Eunjung Lim, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski, Rachel Novotny
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In investigating diet-disease relationships, examination of dietary patterns allows for conclusions to be drawn based on overall intake. This study characterized dietary patterns of early adolescent girls over a two-year period and examined the relationship between dietary patterns and body mass index (BMI). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analyses were performed using longitudinal data from food records of early adolescent girls (n=148) 9 to 14 years in Hawai'i from the Female Adolescent Maturation (FAM) study...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222902/fruit-and-vegetable-intake-of-korean-children-and-adolescents-according-to-cooking-location-and-daily-meal-study-based-on-2010-and-2011-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-data
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Yong-Suk Kwon, Yangsuk Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the intake of fruits and vegetables by cooking location and daily meals for Korean children and adolescents. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: For this study, 2,538 Korean children and adolescents aged 7-18 years, who participated in the 2010 and 2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey dietary intake survey (24-hour recall methods), were sampled. RESULTS: The total unsalted fruit and vegetable intake for all subjects was 300 g (aged 7-12 years, 280 g; aged 13-18 years, 316 g)...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222901/association-of-energy-intake-and-physical-activity-with-overweight-among-indonesian-children-6-12-years-of-age
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Heryudarini Harahap, Sandjaja Sandjaja, Moesijanti Soekatri, Ilse Khouw, Paul Deurenberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Indonesia is currently facing double burden malnutrition in children. As overweight and obesity are due to a disturbed energy balance, this study aimed to assess the association of total energy intake and physical activity with the prevalence of overweight among Indonesian children. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The data used for this analysis were from 1143 children, 6-12 years old, that participated in the South East Asian Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS)...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222899/prevalence-and-determinants-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-among-non-pregnant-women-of-reproductive-age-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Atif Habib, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Noshad Ali, Sidrah Nausheen, Imran Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Kirsten I Black
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Iron deficiency Anemia (IDA) in women of reproductive age is a recognized public health concern that impairs health and well-being in women and is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes. In Pakistan there is a dearth of up-to-date information on the prevalence and predictors of IDA. This study sought to investigate IDA in Pakistani women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis was performed using the National Nutrition Survey in Pakistan 2011- 2012...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222895/sarcopenia-and-cachexia-evaluation-in-different-healthcare-settings-a-questionnaire-survey-of-health-professionals
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Saori Nakahara, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Shinta Nishioka, Yoji Kokura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The rates of sarcopenia and cachexia evaluations by different occupational groups at different settings are unclear. The objectives are to evaluate and compare the relative use of sarcopenia and cachexia evaluations among dietitians and associated healthcare professionals in a diverse range of settings. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Participants were 4,621 members from the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Nutrition. Settings included acute general wards, convalescent rehabilitation wards, long-term care wards, homecare service, and other settings...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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