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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689526/extended-fish-short-term-reproduction-assays-with-the-fathead-minnow-and-japanese-medaka-no-evidence-of-impaired-fecundity-from-exposure-to-atrazine
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Richard A Brain, Suzanne Z Schneider, Julie C Anderson, Loren D Knopper, Jeffrey C Wolf, Mark L Hanson
Short-term reproduction assays were conducted with fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) to evaluate responses from atrazine exposure at environmentally relevant concentrations and above. Breeding groups of fish with multiple males and females were exposed to atrazine under flow-through conditions. Fathead minnows were exposed to mean measured concentrations of 1.0, 10, 26, 52, and 105 μg atrazine/L for 28 days. Medaka were exposed to mean measured concentrations of 9...
April 16, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684354/updated-distribution-and-experimental-life-history-traits-of-the-recently-invasive-snail-lissachatina-fulica-in-havana-cuba
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Antonio A Vázquez, Jorge Sánchez, Annia Alba, Elizabeth Martínez, Luis Alvarez-Lajonchere, Michel Matamoros, James B Coupland
The giant African snail Lissachatina fulica has been reported invading Cuba since 2014 and is now well established in areas of Havana and several nearby regions. This invasive species is of major concern to health authorities given its role as an important vector of parasites such as Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the causative agent of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in humans. Here, we update the distribution within Cuba. We also report on our studies of experimental life-history traits to assess the population dynamics and potential for spread of this species in Cuba...
April 20, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674305/self-harm-suicidal-behaviours-and-cyberbullying-in-children-and-young-people-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ann John, Alexander Charles Glendenning, Amanda Marchant, Paul Montgomery, Anne Stewart, Sophie Wood, Keith Lloyd, Keith Hawton
BACKGROUND: Given the concerns about bullying via electronic communication in children and young people and its possible contribution to self-harm, we have reviewed the evidence for associations between cyberbullying involvement and self-harm or suicidal behaviors (such as suicidal ideation, suicide plans, and suicide attempts) in children and young people. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the current evidence examining the association between cyberbullying involvement as victim or perpetrator and self-harm and suicidal behaviors in children and young people (younger than 25 years), and where possible, to meta-analyze data on the associations...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672312/impact-of-brain-atrophy-on-early-neurological-deterioration-and-outcome-in-severe-ischemic-stroke-treated-by-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Olivier Tschirret, Gabriela Moreno Legast, Adeline Mansuy, Nathan Mewton, Marielle Buisson, Salem Hannoun, Leila Chamard, Dominique Sappey-Marinier, Carlos El Khoury, Magali Bischoff, Audrey de Parisot, Laurent Derex, Norbert Nighoghossian, Yves Berthezène, Laura Mechtouff
BACKGROUND: Brain atrophy has shown a protective effect on the risk of early neurological deterioration (END) related to malignant edema in patients with hemispheric infarction but could be deleterious on the outcome. AIMS: We aimed to assess whether brain atrophy has an impact on the risk of END and on the outcome in severe ischemic strokes after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. METHODS: From a prospective thrombolysis registry, 137 patients who had a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥15, MRI at admission, and IV thrombolysis were included...
April 19, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669175/antidepressants-for-preventing-postnatal-depression
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REVIEW
Emma Molyneaux, Laurence A Telesia, Carol Henshaw, Elizabeth Boath, Eleanor Bradley, Louise M Howard
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in the postnatal period and can lead to adverse effects on the infant and wider family, in addition to the morbidity for the mother. It is not clear whether antidepressants are effective for the prevention of postnatal depression and little is known about possible adverse effects for the mother and infant, particularly during breastfeeding. This is an update of a Cochrane Review last published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of antidepressant medication for the prevention of postnatal depression, in comparison with any other treatment, placebo or standard care...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665518/early-intervention-for-adolescents-at-risk-for-bipolar-disorder-a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-interpersonal-and-social-rhythm-therapy-ipsrt
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Tina R Goldstein, John Merranko, Megan Krantz, Matthew Garcia, Peter Franzen, Jessica Levenson, David Axelson, Boris Birmaher, Ellen Frank
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pilot randomized trial of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy plus Data-Informed Referral (IPSRT + DIR) versus DIR-alone for adolescents at-risk for bipolar disorder (BP). METHOD: Eligible participants included youth (12-18) with a BP parent; youth with BP were excluded. Participants (n = 42) were randomized to receive IPSRT + DIR to treat any psychiatric disorders present at baseline, or DIR-alone. A blind evaluator assessed outcomes at baseline, 3- and 6-months...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650505/universal-versus-conditional-third-day-follow-up-visit-for-children-with-nonsevere-unclassified-fever-at-the-community-level-in-ethiopia-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-noninferiority-trial
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Karin Källander, Tobias Alfven, Ayalkibet Abebe Workineh, Abreham Hailemariam, Max Petzold, Dawit Getachew, Lawrence Barat, Laura C Steinhardt, Julie R Gutman
BACKGROUND: Under the World Health Organization's integrated community case management strategy, febrile children seen by community health workers (on day 1) without a diagnosable illness and without danger signs are advised to return on day 3, regardless of symptom resolution. This advice might be unnecessary and place additional time and cost burdens on caregivers and community health workers. However, the safety of not following up with respect to children with unclassified fever is unknown...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642847/the-relationship-and-mechanism-between-education-and-functional-health-status-transition-among-older-persons-in-china
#8
He Chen, Hongwei Hu
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of study, debates exist surrounding the relationship between education and functional health status transition among elderly populations. This study aims to add evidence to the debates using China as a case study. Specifically, this study analysed the association of education with functional health status transition and then the mechanism behind that association using the budget constraint relax hypothesis and the efficiency improvement hypothesis among elderly population in China...
April 11, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618171/percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fracture
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REVIEW
Rachelle Buchbinder, Renea V Johnston, Kobi J Rischin, Joanne Homik, C Allyson Jones, Kamran Golmohammadi, David F Kallmes
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous vertebroplasty remains widely used to treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures although our 2015 Cochrane review did not support its role in routine practice. OBJECTIVES: To update the available evidence of the benefits and harms of vertebroplasty for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. SEARCH METHODS: We updated the search of CENTRAL, MEDLINE and Embase and trial registries to 15 November 2017. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of adults with painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures, comparing vertebroplasty with placebo (sham), usual care, or another intervention...
April 5, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618007/subphenotype-meta-analysis-of-testicular-cancer-genome-wide-association-study-data-suggests-a-role-for-rbfox-family-genes-in-cryptorchidism-susceptibility
#10
Yanping Wang, Dione R Gray, Alan K Robbins, Erin L Crowgey, Stephen J Chanock, Mark H Greene, Katherine A McGlynn, Katherine Nathanson, Clare Turnbull, Zhaoming Wang, Marcella Devoto, Julia Spencer Barthold
STUDY QUESTION: Can subphenotype analysis of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data from subjects with testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) provide insight into cryptorchidism (undescended testis, UDT) susceptibility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Suggestive intragenic GWAS signals common to UDT, TGCT case-case and TGCT case-control analyses occur in genes encoding RBFOX RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and their neurodevelopmental targets. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: UDT is a strong risk factor for TGCT, but while genetic risk factors for TGCT are well-known, genetic susceptibility to UDT is poorly understood and appears to be more complex...
March 29, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616236/effects-of-water-quality-sanitation-handwashing-and-nutritional-interventions-on-child-development-in-rural-kenya-wash-benefits-kenya-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christine P Stewart, Patricia Kariger, Lia Fernald, Amy J Pickering, Charles D Arnold, Benjamin F Arnold, Alan E Hubbard, Holly N Dentz, Audrie Lin, Theodora J Meerkerk, Erin Milner, Jenna Swarthout, John M Colford, Clair Null
Background: Poor nutrition and infectious diseases can prevent children from reaching their developmental potential. We aimed to assess the effects of improvements in water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition on early child development in rural Kenya. Methods: In this cluster-randomised controlled trial, we enrolled pregnant women in their second or third trimester from three counties (Kakamega, Bungoma, and Vihiga) in Kenya's western region, with an average of 12 households per cluster...
April 2018: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603040/screening-for-childhood-adversity-the-what-and-when-of-identifying-individuals-at-risk-for-lifespan-health-disparities
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Kate Ryan Kuhlman, Theodore F Robles, Julienne E Bower, Judith E Carroll
Existing research on childhood adversity and health risk across the lifespan lacks specificity regarding which types of exposures to assess and when. The purpose of this study was to contribute to an empirically-supported framework to guide practitioners interested in identifying youth who may be at greatest risk for a lifelong trajectory of health disparities. We also sought to identify the point in childhood at which screening for adversity exposure would capture the largest group of at risk individuals for triage to prevention and intervention services...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599408/non-parathyroid-hypercalcemia-associated-with-paraffin-oil-injection-in-12-younger-male-bodybuilders
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Anne Sophie Koldkjær Sølling, Birgitte Tougaard, Torben Harsløf, Bente Langdahl, Helle Kongsbak Brockstedt, Keld-Erik Byg, Per Ivarsen, Ina Karstoft Ystrøm, Frank Holden Mose, Gustaf Lissel Isaksson, Morten Steen Svarer Hansen, Subagini Nagarajah, Charlotte Ejersted, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Lars Rejnmark
INTRODUCTION: Injection of paraffin oil to augment muscles size is a troubling phenomenon known to cause a foreign-body reaction with formation of granulomas. In a few case-reports, long-term side effects have been reported in terms of hypercalcemia and renal failure. METHODS: We identified a case series of 12 male bodybuilders presenting with non-parathyroid hypercalcemia who previously had injected paraffin oil to increase muscles size. RESULTS: At admission, all patients had moderate to severe hypercalcemia with suppressed PTH levels and impaired renal function...
March 29, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593687/carrying-capacity-and-colonization-dynamics-of-curvibacter-in-the-hydra-host-habitat
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Tanita Wein, Tal Dagan, Sebastian Fraune, Thomas C G Bosch, Thorsten B H Reusch, Nils F Hülter
Most eukaryotic species are colonized by a microbial community - the microbiota - that is acquired during early life stages and is critical to host development and health. Much research has focused on the microbiota biodiversity during the host life, however, empirical data on the basic ecological principles that govern microbiota assembly is lacking. Here we quantify the contribution of colonizer order, arrival time and colonization history to microbiota assembly on a host. We established the freshwater polyp Hydra vulgaris and its dominant colonizer Curvibacter as a model system that enables the visualization and quantification of colonizer population size at the single cell resolution, in vivo , in real time...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589786/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-thompson-hemiarthroplasty-with-the-exeter-polished-tapered-stem-and-unitrax-modular-head-in-the-treatment-of-displaced-intracapsular-fractures-of-the-hip
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MULTICENTER STUDY
A L Sims, N Parsons, J Achten, X L Griffin, M L Costa, M R Reed
Aims This study aimed to compare the change in health-related quality of life of patients receiving a traditional cemented monoblock Thompson hemiarthroplasty compared with a modern cemented modular polished-taper stemmed hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular hip fractures. Patients and Methods This was a pragmatic, multicentre, multisurgeon, two-arm, parallel group, randomized standard-of-care controlled trial. It was embedded within the WHiTE Comprehensive Cohort Study. The sample size was 964 patients...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582429/early-intervention-mobilization-or-active-exercise-for-critically-ill-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Katherine A Doiron, Tammy C Hoffmann, Elaine M Beller
BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical illness often experience a multitude of problems that begin in the intensive care unit (ICU) or present and continue after discharge. These can include muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, psychological difficulties, reduced physical function such as in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life. Early interventions such as mobilizations or active exercise, or both, may diminish the impact of the sequelae of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early intervention (mobilization or active exercise), commenced in the ICU, provided to critically ill adults either during or after the mechanical ventilation period, compared with delayed exercise or usual care, on improving physical function or performance, muscle strength and health-related quality of life...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566707/impact-of-hypoglycemic-episodes-on-health-related-quality-of-life-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-development-and-validation-of-a-specific-qolhypo-%C3%A2-questionnaire
#17
Domingo Orozco-Beltrán, Sara Artola, Margarida Jansà, Martin Lopez de la Torre-Casares, Eva Fuster
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is a limiting factor to achieving optimal glycemic control in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), increasing risk of death and complications, reducing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and work productivity and increasing healthcare costs. The study's primary objective was to develop and validate a specific questionnaire to assess the impact of hypoglycemia on the HRQoL of T2DM patients (QoLHYPO© questionnaire). METHODS: A two-phase multicenter prospective, longitudinal, observational, epidemiologic study of consecutively enrolled patients, not involving any drug, was conducted: In phase 1 (questionnaire development), patients who had given their written informed consent, who were at least 30 years of age, had been diagnosed with T2DM at least 5 years prior, had an HbA1c test in the previous 3 months, and a hypoglycemic episode in the previous 6 months were included...
March 23, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563195/effectiveness-of-training-workplace-managers-to-understand-and-support-the-mental-health-needs-of-employees-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Aimée Gayed, Josie S Milligan-Saville, Jennifer Nicholas, Bridget T Bryan, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Ira Madan, Rafael A Calvo, Helen Christensen, Arnstein Mykletun, Nicholas Glozier, Samuel B Harvey
Managers are in an influential position to make decisions that can impact on the mental health and well-being of their employees. As a result, there is an increasing trend for organisations to provide managers with training in how to reduce work-based mental health risk factors for their employees. A systematic search of the literature was conducted to identify workplace interventions for managers with an emphasis on the mental health of employees reporting directing to them. A meta-analysis was performed to calculate pooled effect sizes using the random effects model for both manager and employee outcomes...
March 21, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553424/contraceptive-use-by-palestine-refugee-mothers-of-young-children-attending-unrwa-clinics-a-cross-sectional-follow-up-study
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Majed Hababeh, Wafaa Zeidan, Mariam Abdel El-Kader, Anwar Al Thaher, Nimer Kassim, Elias Habash, Hasan Arab, Ali Khader, Akihiro Seita
BACKGROUND: UNRWA introduced family planning services in 1994 as an integral part of its expanded maternal and child health-care programme. The main objective of UNRWA's family planning programme is to promote the health of mothers, children, and their families. The aim of this follow-up study was to assess contraceptive practices in the target population 5 years after the 2010 follow-up study and to identify future programme needs. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was a done by trained nurses from June 1 to Dec 31, 2015...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553309/effect-of-adding-upper-limb-rehabilitation-to-botulinum-toxin-a-on-upper-limb-activity-after-stroke-protocol-for-the-intense-trial
#20
Natasha A Lannin, Louise Ada, Coralie English, Julie Ratcliffe, Maria Crotty
Rationale Although clinical practice guidelines recommend that management of moderate to severe spasticity include the use of botulinum toxin-A in conjunction with therapy, there is currently no evidence to support the addition of therapy. Aims To determine the effect and cost-benefit of adding evidence-based movement training to botulinum toxin-A. Sample size estimate A total of 136 participants will be recruited in order to be able to detect a between-group difference of seven points on the Goal Attainment Scale T-score with 80% power at a two-tailed significance level of 0...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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