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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932598/the-effects-of-socioeconomic-determinants-on-hypertension-in-a-cardiometabolic-at-risk-european-country
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Sarah Cuschieri, Josanne Vassallo, Neville Calleja, Nikolai Pace, Julian Mamo
BACKGROUND: A relationship has been established between socioeconomic status and hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension and to explore the links between hypertension and socioeconomic factors in the adult population of Malta. METHODS: A national representative cross-sectional health examination study was performed between 2014 and 2016. Sociodemographic and medical history data was gathered by validated questionnaires while blood pressure was measured...
2017: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930004/enteric-infections-circulating-during-hajj-seasons-2011-2013
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Moataz Abd El Ghany, Mona Alsomali, Malak Almasri, Eriko Padron Regalado, Raeece Naeem, AbdulHafeez Tukestani, Abdullah Asiri, Grant A Hill-Cawthorne, Arnab Pain, Ziad A Memish
Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is a unique mass gathering event that raises public health concerns in the host country and globally. Although gastroenteritis and diarrhea are common among Hajj pilgrims, the microbial etiologies of these infections are unknown. We collected 544 fecal samples from pilgrims with medically attended diarrheal illness from 40 countries during the 2011-2013 Hajj seasons and screened the samples for 16 pathogens commonly associated with diarrheal infections...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928583/single-minute-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-at-the-time-of-induction-effect-on-arterial-blood-gases-and-hemodynamics-in-morbidly-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery
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Dipti Saxena, Priyank Singh, Atul Dixit, Bipin Arya, Mohit Bhandari, Sadhana Sanwatsarkar
BACKGROUND: The effect of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been studied in detail after induction of general anesthesia especially in obese individuals. However, sparse information can be gathered from the literature regarding its effect when applied at the time of induction and the time of onset of its effect. Thus, this study was planned to assess the effect of PEEP when applied for a single minute in morbidly obese patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized prospective study comprising seven morbidly obese patients (body mass index ≥40 kg/m(2))...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926205/prevalence-and-correlates-of-sleep-disturbance-among-older-women-in-vietnam
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Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran, Charrlotte Seib
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore prevalence and correlates of sleep disturbance among women aged 60 and over in Vietnam. BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance can negatively influence human's health. Sleep disturbance is likely to increase with age, and women appear to be more likely to experience sleep disturbance than men. Knowledge about sleep disturbance in women aged 60 and over in Vietnam is under-researched. DESIGN: The study presents results from a cross-sectional survey of 440 women aged 60 and over from 16 rural and urban suburbs in Vietnam from 8/2014 to 1/2015...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913976/hplc-hrms-for-the-characterization-of-transformation-products-of-ionic-liquids
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Debora Fabbri, Paola Calza, Giorgio Noè, Valentina Santoro, Claudio Medana
RATIONALE: Ionic liquids (ILs) are a subject of active research in the field of alternative solvents. We studied the behaviour of a piperidine IL, 1-butyl-1-methylpiperidinium tetrafluoroborate (BMPA), through the elucidation of its transformation products (TPs) in water. METHODS: The transformation pathways of BMPA were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) combined with a hybrid LTQ-Orbitrap instrument on the basis of mass defect filtering...
September 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903564/impact-of-an-artificial-digestion-procedure-on-aluminum-containing-nanomaterials
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Holger Sieg, Claudia Kästner, Benjamin Christoph Krause, Thomas Meyer, Agnes Burel, Linda Böhmert, Dajana Lichtenstein, Harald Jungnickel, Jutta Tentschert, Peter Laux, Albert Braeuning, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Fabienne Gauffre, Valerie Fessard, Jan Meijer, Andreas Luch, Andreas F Thünemann, Alfonso Lampen
Aluminum has gathered toxicological attention based on relevant human exposure and its suspected hazardous potential. Nanoparticles from food supplements or food contact materials may reach the human gastrointestinal tract. Here, we monitored the physico-chemical fate of aluminum-containing nanoparticles and aluminum ions when passaging an in vitro model of the human gastrointestinal tract. Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ion beam microscopy (IBM), secondary ion beam mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in the single-particle mode were employed to characterize two aluminum-containing nanomaterials with different particle core materials (Al0, γAl2O3) and soluble AlCl3...
September 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893436/death-after-25c-nbome-and-25h-nbome-consumption
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Luca Morini, Marzia Bernini, Sara Vezzoli, Mario Restori, Matteo Moretti, Stefano Crenna, Pietro Papa, Carlo Locatelli, Antonio Marco Maria Osculati, Claudia Vignali, Angelo Groppi
A teenager male was found dead in a waterway after he was spotted jumping off into the water stream. The boy looked agitated and confused after a party with friends. At the gathering place, investigators seized packages of blotter papers. A complete autopsy and a histological evaluation of the main tissues were performed; although the death occurred by drowning, the prosecutor requested toxicological exams, in order to evaluate the potential role of drugs of abuse in the episode. Blood (both peripheral and central) and urine samples as well as seized blotter papers were collected and analyzed as follows...
September 5, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885343/risk-factors-and-the-surgery-affection-of-respiratory-complication-and-its-mortality-after-acute-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Xiao-Xiong Yang, Zong-Qiang Huang, Zhong-Hai Li, Dong-Feng Ren, Jia-Guang Tang
The aim of this study is to estimate the risk factors of both respiratory complication (RC) and mortality after acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (TCSCI). Between July 2005 and July 2015, in 181 patients (142 males and 39 females; mean age 41.0 years) with acute TCSCI, we compared the difference and odds ratio in RC group (n = 73) with that of non-RC group (n = 108), and also death group (n = 15) and survival group (n = 166). We collected injury-related information after half a year of injury, which is as follows: the causes of injury, time of surgery, ICU (intensive care unit) days, ventilator days, ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) classification, neurological injury, CIPS (Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score), and BMI (body mass index)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883037/ischaemic-heart-disease-in-the-former-soviet-union-1990-2015-according-to-the-global-burden-of-disease-2015-study
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Adrianna Murphy, Catherine O Johnson, Gregory A Roth, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Mohsen Naghavi, Marie Ng, Nana Pogosova, Theo Vos, Christopher J L Murray, Andrew E Moran
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality and risk factor burden across former Soviet Union (fSU) and satellite countries and regions in 1990 and 2015. METHODS: The fSU and satellite countries were grouped into Central Asian, Central European and Eastern European regions. IHD mortality data for men and women of any age were gathered from national vital registration, and age, sex, country, year-specific IHD mortality rates were estimated in an ensemble model...
September 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874980/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-low-back-pain-in-1-355-young-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sudhir Ganesan, Anita Shankar Acharya, Ravi Chauhan, Shankar Acharya
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence and various risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in young adults in India. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: LBP is an emerging problem in adolescents, with an incidence that is the highest in the third decade of life worldwide. Various risk factors such as obesity, smoking, family history, stress, and exercise have been described in the literature. This study was conducted because of paucity of data in the Indian literature...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859101/stakeholder-perceptions-of-communication-about-vaccination-in-two-regions-of-cameroon-a-qualitative-case-study
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Heather Ames, Diangha Mabel Njang, Claire Glenton, Atle Fretheim, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Afiong Oku, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Angela Oyo-Ita, Awah Paschal Kum, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: Understanding stakeholders' (parents', communities' and health workers') perspectives of communication about childhood vaccination, including their preferences for its format, delivery and content, is an important step towards designing better communication strategies and ensuring more informed parents. Our objectives were to explore stakeholders' views, experiences and preferences for childhood vaccination communication in Cameroon. METHODS: In 2014, in the Central and North West Regions of Cameron, we gathered qualitative data for our case study using the following methods: semi structured interviews; observations and informal conversations during routine immunization clinics and three rounds of the National Polio Immunization Campaign; document analysis of reports and mass media communications about vaccination; and a survey of parents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858088/placental-transmogrification-of-the-lung-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Dong-Jie Ma, Hong-Sheng Liu, Shan-Qing Li, Xiao-Yun Zhou, Yu-Shang Cui, Huan-Wen Wu, Wei-Xun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Placental transmogrification of the lung (PTL) is rare cystic lesion. Thus, we summarized the characteristics of PTL to explore the strategy of diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Two patients pathologically confirmed PTL were treated in our hospital. Retrospectively analysis was performed on such 2 cases and 34 cases of PTL reported in abroad. The basic information and clinical characteristics from each patient were gathered and analyzed. RESULTS: The imaging findings of 2 patients were the pulmonary solid mass with peripheral multiple pulmonary bullae...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840392/advances-in-metabolome-information-retrieval-turning-chemistry-into-biology-part-i-analytical-chemistry-of-the-metabolome
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Abdellah Tebani, Carlos Afonso, Soumeya Bekri
Metabolites are small molecules produced by enzymatic reactions in a given organism. Metabolomics or metabolic phenotyping is a well-established omics aimed at comprehensively assessing metabolites in biological systems. These comprehensive analyses use analytical platforms, mainly nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, along with associated separation methods to gather qualitative and quantitative data. Metabolomics holistically evaluates biological systems in an unbiased, data-driven approach that may ultimately support generation of hypotheses...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833038/lce-leaf-carbon-exchange-dataset-for-tropical-temperate-and-boreal-species-of-north-and-central-america
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Nicholas G Smith, Jeffrey S Dukes
Leaf canopy carbon exchange processes, such as photosynthesis and respiration, are substantial components of the global carbon cycle. Climate models base their simulations of photosynthesis and respiration on an empirical understanding of the underlying biochemical processes, and the responses of those processes to environmental drivers. As such, data spanning large spatial scales are needed to evaluate and parameterize these models. Here, we present data on four important biochemical parameters defining leaf carbon exchange processes from 626 individuals of 98 species at 12 North and Central American sites spanning ~53° of latitude...
August 20, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813649/a-case-for-a-human-immuno-peptidome-project-consortium
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Etienne Caron, Ruedi Aebersold, Amir Banaei-Esfahani, Chloe Chong, Michal Bassani-Sternberg
A multidisciplinary group of researchers gathered at the Hönggerberg Campus at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for the first meeting on the Human Immuno-Peptidome Project (https://hupo.org/human-immuno-peptidome-project/). The long-term goal of this project is to map the entire repertoire of peptides presented by human leukocyte antigen molecules using mass spectrometry technologies, and make its robust analysis accessible to any immunologist. Here we outline the specific challenges identified toward this goal, and within this framework, describe the structure of a multipronged program aimed at addressing these challenges and implementing solutions at a community-wide level...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810522/unrepresented-community-odour-impact-improving-engagement-strategies
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J E Hayes, R M Fisher, R J Stevenson, C Mannebeck, R M Stuetz
Complaints for odour causing industry continue to increase in numeracy and severity. One assessment approach using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Olfactometry (GC-MS/O), has been used primarily to identify priority odourants within a standardised panel. We investigated the variation of response between participants of average and high olfactory sensitivity, and discovered that current GC-MS/O methodologies do not represent the entirety of community odour impact. Based on these results we constructed a Biosolids Processing Odour Wheel followed by a Community Odour Wheel for use by untrained community members and site operators...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808025/knee-osteoarthritis-has-doubled-in-prevalence-since-the-mid-20th-century
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Ian J Wallace, Steven Worthington, David T Felson, Robert D Jurmain, Kimberly T Wren, Heli Maijanen, Robert J Woods, Daniel E Lieberman
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is believed to be highly prevalent today because of recent increases in life expectancy and body mass index (BMI), but this assumption has not been tested using long-term historical or evolutionary data. We analyzed long-term trends in knee OA prevalence in the United States using cadaver-derived skeletons of people aged ≥50 y whose BMI at death was documented and who lived during the early industrial era (1800s to early 1900s; n = 1,581) and the modern postindustrial era (late 1900s to early 2000s; n = 819)...
August 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801789/multimodal-laser-ablation-desorption-imaging-analysis-of-zn-and-mmp-11-in-breast-tissues
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Raquel González de Vega, María Luisa Fernández Sanchez, Noemí Eiro, Francisco J Vizoso, Michael Sperling, Uwe Karst, Alfredo Sanz Medel
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent endopeptidases. The main functions of these metalloproteinases are the degradation of the stromal connective tissue and basement membrane components. Recent data from model systems suggest that MMPs are involved in breast cancer (BC) initiation, invasion, and metastasis. Particularly, MMP-11 (stromelysin-3) is expressed in stromal fibroblasts adjacent to epithelial tumor cells, and high levels of this metalloproteinase were associated with tumor progression and poor prognosis of BC...
August 12, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794234/deep-immune-profiling-of-an-arginine-enriched-nutritional-intervention-in-patients-undergoing-surgery
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Nima Aghaeepour, Cindy Kin, Edward A Ganio, Kent P Jensen, Dyani K Gaudilliere, Martha Tingle, Amy Tsai, Hope L Lancero, Benjamin Choisy, Leslie S McNeil, Robin Okada, Andrew A Shelton, Garry P Nolan, Martin S Angst, Brice L Gaudilliere
Application of high-content immune profiling technologies has enormous potential to advance medicine. Whether these technologies reveal pertinent biology when implemented in interventional clinical trials is an important question. The beneficial effects of preoperative arginine-enriched dietary supplements (AES) are highly context specific, as they reduce infection rates in elective surgery, but possibly increase morbidity in critically ill patients. This study combined single-cell mass cytometry with the multiplex analysis of relevant plasma cytokines to comprehensively profile the immune-modifying effects of this much-debated intervention in patients undergoing surgery...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780980/impact-of-the-hajj-on-pneumococcal-carriage-and-the-effect-of-various-pneumococcal-vaccines
#20
REVIEW
Sophie Edouard, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A Memish, Saber Yezli, Philippe Gautret
BACKGROUND: The Islamic Hajj pilgrimage is the largest annual mass gathering in the world. The overcrowding of people promotes the acquisition, spread and transmission of respiratory pathogens, including Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is estimated that about 33% of pilgrims are at risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. METHODS: We conducted a methodological review according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and meta-Analysis guidelines. The objective was to summarize the available data regarding the prevalence of pneumococcal carriage among Hajj pilgrims and about carriage acquisition and circulation of S...
August 3, 2017: Vaccine
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