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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724244/evaluating-mercury-concentrations-and-body-condition-in-american-alligators-alligator-mississippiensis-at-merritt-island-national-wildlife-refuge-minwr-florida
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Frances M Nilsen, Jonathan E Dorsey, Russell H Lowers, Louis J Guillette, Stephen E Long, John A Bowden, Tracey B Schock
Concentrations of mercury (Hg) are not well studied in free-ranging wildlife. Atmospheric deposition patterns of Hg have been studied in detail and have been modeled for both global and specific locations and often correlate to environmental impact. However, monitoring the impact of Hg deposition in wildlife is complicated due to local environmental conditions that can affect the transformation of atmospheric Hg to the biologically available forms (e.g., rainfall, humidity, pH, the ability of the environment to methylate Hg), as well as affect the accessibility to organisms for sampling...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724163/-how-active-is-the-catholic-church-in-the-prevention-of-sexual-abuse-preliminary-results-of-the-mhg-study
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Harald Dreßing, Dieter Dölling, Dieter Hermann, Barbara Horten, Alexandra Collong, Andreas Kruse, Eric Schmitt, Jörg Hinner, Britta Bannenberg, Andreas Hoell, Elke Voss, Hans Joachim Salize
Objective A subproject of the study "Sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests and deacons in the authority of the German Bishops' conference" deals with aspects of prevention. Method Structured questions were used to record objective data on preventive work. The questionnaire was completed in all 27 dioceses of Germany. Results The average hourly rate available for the work of the prevention officers is about 30 hours per week. At the end of 2014, 59 % of clerics were involved in preventive training. The temporal extent of prevention training differs greatly between individual dioceses...
July 19, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724101/assessment-of-the-effects-of-total-emission-control-policies-on-surface-water-quality-in-china-2004-to-2014
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Xia Liu, Jianfeng Feng, Yinhuan Qiao, Yuqiu Wang, Lin Zhu
Water quality deterioration is a problem throughout the globe, especially in China. The Chinese government established national total emission control (TEC) policies related to the nation's surface water quality over the past 10 yr to restore, protect, and promote healthy water quality. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of China's TEC policies by analyzing three water quality constituents (ammonium nitrogen [NH-N], dissolved oxygen [DO], and the permanganate index [COD]) at 73 monitoring stations, which account for most of the surface waters of eastern China...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724042/hyperglycemia-in-critical-patients-determinants-of-insulin-dose-choice
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Aline Klitzke Paliosa, Cassiano Teixeira, Regis Goulart Rosa, Carine Raquel Blatt
Objective: To identify factors that can determine the choice of intermittent subcutaneous regular insulin dose in critically ill patients with hyperglycemia. Method: Cross-sectional study in a general adult ICU with 26 beds, data collected between September and October 2014. The variables analyzed were: sex, age, previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, use of corticosteroids, use of lactulose, sepsis, fasting, enteral nutrition, use of dextrose 5% in water, NPH insulin prescription and blood glucose level...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724038/sexual-addiction-in-drug-addicts-the-impact-of-drug-of-choice-and-poly-addiction
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Nelson Antonio, Alessandra Diehl, Marcelo Niel, Sandra Pillon, Lilian Ratto, Maria Carolina Pinheiro, Dartiu Silveira, Thais Zelia Otani, Victor Otani, Quirino Cordeiro, Ricardo Ushida
Objective: To compare the risk of comorbid sexual addiction in a sample of individuals with a diagnosis of substance dependence, stratifying the sample by drug of choice as well as by mono versus polysubstance addiction. Method: All data were collected at Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil. The study sample comprised all alcohol or drug dependents admitted to the Addiction Treatment Unit between November 2013 and August 2014. A generalized linear model with a binomial distribution was performed to compare the odds of having a Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) score greater than 6 points in the subgroups analyzed...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724029/-psychosocial-stress-at-work-and-alcohol-consumption-patterns-in-offshore-oil-workers
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Jahina Moura Vidal, Angela Mendes Abreu, Luciana Fernandes Portela
The objectives were to assess the association between psychosocial stress at work and alcohol consumption patterns in offshore oil workers. This was a cross-sectional study of 210 workers on offshore oil rigs in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July to September 2014. The data collection instrument was a self-completed multidimensional questionnaire. Exposure to stress was measured by the demand-control model and alcohol consumption pattern was measured with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724010/management-of-primary-care-a-challenge-for-international-cooperation-in-health
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Luiz Eduardo Fonseca, Maria Cristina Botelho de Figueiredo, Celina Santos Boga Marques Porto
The need to resolve immediate problems in basic healthcare systems and the decisions that must be made in the daily management of healthcare centers must reach beyond awareness of common sense, and be reinforced by the evidence sought in scientific knowledge that will provide a new look at the facts and phenomena that happen on a daily basis. This article examines an experience of triangular cooperation in health between Angola, Brazil and Japan, which took place in Luanda, Angola between 2011 and 2014. The "Project to Strengthen the Healthcare Through the Development of Human Resources at the Josina Hospital and in other Healthcare Services, and to Revitalize Primary Healthcare in Angola (ProForsa)", with the involvement of Fiocruz as the party executing the primary healthcare component...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723978/instruments-for-the-assessment-of-suicide-risk-a-systematic-review-evaluating-the-certainty-of-the-evidence
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Bo Runeson, Jenny Odeberg, Agneta Pettersson, Tobias Edbom, Ingalill Jildevik Adamsson, Margda Waern
BACKGROUND: Instruments have been developed to facilitate suicide risk assessment. We aimed to evaluate the evidence for these instruments including assessment of risk of bias and diagnostic accuracy for suicide and suicide attempt. METHODS: PubMed (NLM), PsycInfo, Embase, Cinahl and the Cochrane Library databases were searched until December 2014. We assessed risk of bias with QUADAS-2. The average sensitivity and specificity of each instrument was estimated and the certainty of the evidence was assessed with GRADE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723927/piped-water-supply-interruptions-and-acute-diarrhea-among-under-five-children-in-addis-ababa-slums-ethiopia-a-matched-case-control-study
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Metadel Adane, Bezatu Mengistie, Girmay Medhin, Helmut Kloos, Worku Mulat
BACKGROUND: The problem of intermittent piped water supplies that exists in low- and middle-income countries is particularly severe in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about whether there is deterioration of the microbiological quality of the intermittent piped water supply at a household level and whether it is a factor in reducing or increasing the occurrence of acute diarrhea among under-five children in slums of Addis Ababa. This study aimed to determine the association of intermittent piped water supplies and point-of-use (POU) contamination of household stored water by Escherichia coli (E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723909/reliability-convergent-validity-and-factor-structure-of-the-dass-21-in-a-sample-of-vietnamese-adolescents
#10
Minh Thi Hong Le, Thach Duc Tran, Sara Holton, Huong Thanh Nguyen, Rory Wolfe, Jane Fisher
OBJECTIVES: To assess the internal consistency, latent structure and convergent validity of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) among adolescents in Vietnam. METHOD: An anonymous, self-completed questionnaire was conducted among 1,745 high school students in Hanoi, Vietnam between October, 2013 and January, 2014. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed to assess the latent structure of the DASS-21. Factorial invariance between girls and boys was examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723900/the-natural-history-of-acute-ebola-virus-disease-among-patients-managed-in-five-ebola-treatment-units-in-west-africa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kelly Skrable, Reshma Roshania, Michaela Mallow, Vanessa Wolfman, Matthew Siakor, Adam C Levine
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have focused on clinical symptoms and Ebola virus (EBOV) cycle threshold (CT) values recorded at patient triage. Our study explores EVD symptoms and EBOV CT values from onset of illness to recovery or death in a diverse population of patients. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We analyzed clinical care data from EBOV positive patients admitted to five Ebola treatment units in West Africa from 2014-2015. Prevalence of clinical signs/symptoms and CT values were explored using descriptive statistics...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723886/prolonged-viral-replication-and-longitudinal-viral-dynamic-differences-among-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infected-infants
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Monica E Brint, Joshua M Hughes, Aditya Shah, Chelsea R Miller, Lisa G Harrison, Elizabeth A Meals, Jacqueline Blanch, Charlotte R Thompson, Stephania A Cormier, John P DeVincenzo
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal RSV dynamics have not been well-studied despite existence of factors favoring prolonged RSV replication including: high mutation rates allowing rapid evolution and potential escape from immune control. We therefore measured viral load in previously RSV-naïve infants over prolonged time-spans. METHODS: During 2014-2015, quantitative nasal aspirates were collected from 51 RSV-PCR+ infants. Multiple parallel assessments of viral loads were quantified at each collected time point using a well-validated real-time qRT-PCR assay...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723883/the-2014-american-college-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-hemodynamic-support-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-septic-shock-executive-summary
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Alan L Davis, Joseph A Carcillo, Rajesh K Aneja, Andreas J Deymann, John C Lin, Trung C Nguyen, Regina S Okhuysen-Cawley, Monica S Relvas, Ranna A Rozenfeld, Peter W Skippen, Bonnie J Stojadinovic, Eric A Williams, Tim S Yeh, Fran Balamuth, Joe Brierley, Allan R de Caen, Ira M Cheifetz, Karen Choong, Edward Conway, Timothy Cornell, Allan Doctor, Marc-Andre Dugas, Jonathan D Feldman, Julie C Fitzgerald, Heidi R Flori, James D Fortenberry, Ana Lia Graciano, Bruce M Greenwald, Mark W Hall, Yong Yun Han, Lynn J Hernan, Jose E Irazuzta, Elizabeth Iselin, Elise W van der Jagt, Howard E Jeffries, Saraswati Kache, Chhavi Katyal, Niranjan Tex Kissoon, Alexander A Kon, Martha C Kutko, Graeme Maclaren, Timothy Maul, Renuka Mehta, Fola Odetola, Kristine Parbuoni, Raina Paul, Mark J Peters, Suchitra Ranjit, Karin E Reuter-Rice, Eduardo J Schnitzler, Halden F Scott, Adalberto Torres, Jacki Weingarten-Abrams, Scott L Weiss, Jerry J Zimmerman, Aaron L Zuckerberg
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July 18, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723881/correlation-between-pao2-fio2-and-peripheral-capillary-oxygenation-fio2-in-burned-children-with-smoke-inhalation-injury
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Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Charles D Voigt, Eric Rivas, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Omar Nunez-Lopez, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Michaela Sljivich, Linda E Sousse, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman, Michael P Kinsky, Ronald P Mlcak
OBJECTIVES: Determine whether the peripheral capillary oxygenation/FIO2 ratio correlates with the PaO2/FIO2 ratio in burned children with smoke inhalation injury, with the goal of understanding if the peripheral capillary oxygenation/FIO2 ratio can serve as a surrogate for the PaO2/FIO2 ratio for the diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. PATIENTS: All burned children with smoke inhalation injury who were admitted from 1996 to 2014 and had simultaneously obtained peripheral capillary oxygenation, FIO2 and PaO2 measurements...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723859/determinants-of-follow-up-care-for-patients-with-celiac-disease
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Margot E Cohen, Ariel Jaffe, Carolyn B Strauch, Suzanne K Lewis, Benjamin Lebwohl, Peter H R Green
GOALS: This study aimed to investigate follow-up patterns among celiac disease (CD) patients. BACKGROUND: Gender factors are important in CD with women diagnosed more frequently than men despite equal seropositivity in screening studies. To determine if gender influences postdiagnosis care, we performed a retrospective cohort study investigating the impact of gender and mode of presentation on follow-up patterns after diagnosis. STUDY: The study included adults with biopsy-proven CD presenting to a single tertiary care center between 2005 and 2014...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723808/continuous-use-of-metformin-can-improve-survival-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#16
Shan-Bing Wang, Kai-Jian Lei, Jia-Pei Liu, Yu-Ming Jia
Evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes may stimulate the initiation and progression of several types of cancer. Metformin, a drug most commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, may inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce the risk of cancer. However, evidence of the antitumor effects of metformin on ovarian cancer is still limited.In this study, we retrospectively examined the effects of metformin on ovarian cancer patients with diabetes at our institution.We identified 568 consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated between January 2011 and March 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723806/the-serum-pepsinogen-levels-for-risk-assessment-of-gastric-neoplasms-new-proposal-from-a-case-control-study-in-korea
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Jun-Hyung Cho, Seong Ran Jeon, Hyun Gun Kim, So-Young Jin, Suyeon Park
To decrease the gastric cancer related mortality rate, endoscopic screening is widely performed in Korea. However, a precise method for identifying those at a high risk of gastric neoplasms has not been established. This study aims to evaluate serum pepsinogen (PG) levels for risk assessment of gastric neoplasms. Between August 2014 and March 2016, a total of 398 subjects, including 87 with gastric neoplasms, were enrolled in this study. On the basis of the serum PG I/II ratio, the enrolled subjects were classified into 4 groups: group A, PG I/II ratio >4; group B, >3 and ≤4; group C, >2 and ≤3; group D, ≤2...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723784/thrombocytopenia-in-pregnancy-with-different-diagnoses-differential-clinical-features-treatments-and-outcomes
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Xiaoyue Wang, Yan Xu, Wenxiang Luo, Hui Feng, Yizhou Luo, Yanli Wang, Hui Liao
To investigate the clinical features and perinatal treatment of thrombocytopenia induced by different causes during pregnancy.Clinical data from 195 pregnant women with thrombocytopenia attending 2 tertiary hospitals from January 2014 to October 2016 were retrospectively studied. The obtained data were analyzed with SPSS 19.0 software.There were 117 (60.0%), 55 (28.2%), and 23 cases (11.8%) of pregnancy-associated thrombocytopenia (PAT), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP), and hypertensive disorder in pregnancy (PIH), respectively...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723780/the-relationship-between-itpa-rs1127354-polymorphisms-and-efficacy-of-antiviral-treatment-in-northeast-chinese-chc-patients
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Zhenhua Liu, Song Wang, Wenqian Qi, Xu Wang, Derong Sun, Hongguang Wang, Yonggui Zhang, Zhongxie Li, Liying Zhu, Ping Zhao, Honghua Guo, Changyu Zhou, Jiangbin Wang
This prospective study investigated the relationship between 2 inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) polymorphisms (rs7270101 and rs1127354) and the efficacy of ribavirin-based antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected Chinese patients.A total of 906 patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C receiving pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) plus ribavirin combination therapy between January 2011 and January 2014 from 5 hepatitis centers in Northeast China were enrolled. The patients were divided into genotype 1 and non-genotype 1 groups according to the genotype of infected HCV...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723753/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-238g-a-polymorphism-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-an-update-by-meta-analysis
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Qing Zhang, Guang Sheng Zhao, Xiao Lin Yuan, Xiao Huan Li, Zhen Yang, Yi Fen Cui, Qing Lin Guan, Xiu Yan Sun, Wan Shen, Tai An Xu, Qiu Shi Wang
BACKGROUND: The association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene (TNF-a) -238G/A polymorphism and the breast cancer has been analyzed in several studies, but the results have been inconclusive. We then performed a meta-analysis to get a precise estimation of the association. METHODS: Eight case-control studies with a total of 37,257 cases and 39,564 controls were identified by searching the ISI Web of Knowledge database and the PubMed database up to August 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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