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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145600/the-influence-of-gender-and-household-headship-on-voluntary-health-insurance-the-case-of-north-west-cameroon
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Tessa Oraro, Nestor Ngube, George Yuh Atohmbom, Siddharth Srivastava, Kaspar Wyss
Within the existing health financing literature, males are typically categorized as the household's decision-makers. While this view accurately reflects many local sociocultural realities, approximately a quarter of sub-Saharan African households are now headed by females. In light of various efforts to expand health insurance coverage in the region, it is necessary to examine whether the factors influencing voluntary health insurance enrolment are analogous across male- and female-headed households. This study sought to identify the gendered determinants of voluntary enrolment into a church-run micro health insurance scheme...
November 13, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145283/the-relationship-between-rassf1a-promoter-methylation-and-thyroid-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-14-articles-and-a-bioinformatics-of-2-databases-prisma
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Heng Niu, Jingyu Yang, Kunxian Yang, Yingze Huang
BACKGROUND: DNA promoter methylation can suppresses gene expression and shows an important role in the biological functions of Ras association domain family 1A (RASSF1A). Many studies have performed to elucidate the role of RASSF1A promoter methylation in thyroid carcinoma, while the results were conflicting and heterogeneous. Here, we analyzed the data of databases to determine the relationship between RASSF1A promoter methylation and thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: We used the data from 14 cancer-normal studies and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database to analyze RASSF1A promoter methylation in thyroid carcinoma susceptibility...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144853/sexual-experiences-in-transgender-people-the-role-of-desire-for-gender-confirming-interventions-psychological-well-being-and-body-satisfaction
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Sanne W C Nikkelen, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels
We examined the role of gender confirming treatment (i.e., hormonal treatment and genital surgery; GCT), psychological well-being, and body satisfaction in the sexual feelings and behaviors of transgender adults. A survey was conducted among a non-clinical sample of 325 male-to-female and 251 female-to-male Dutch adults (17-76yr, Mage = 41.87), divided into those with no GCT desire, those who desired (more) GCT, and those who completed GCT. Findings indicated that whereas GCT may positively affect sexual feelings, particularly in MtF's, body satisfaction may play an even bigger role...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144852/-not-a-real-family-microaggressions-directed-toward-lgbtq-families
#4
Kari M Haines, C Reyn Boyer, Casey Giovanazzi, M Paz Galupo
The present study investigates microaggressions toward individuals in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families. Microaggressions are subtle forms of discrimination experienced on a daily basis as verbal or behavioral slights against individuals in oppressed groups. LGBTQ microaggressions are often studied at an individual level and understood as being directed toward an individual based on perceived identity. The present study allows for an understanding of bias directed at the family system level...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144847/explaining-the-sexuality-gap-in-protest-participation
#5
Eric Swank
This study investigated the relationship between sexual orientations and the protest actions of adults in the United States. Drawing from General Social Survey data from 1996 to 2004, we found that lesbians, gays, and bisexuals were more than twice as likely to protest as heterosexuals. To account for this sexuality gap, we used Patrick Egan's (2008) political distinctiveness theories to identify possible underlying causes of these protesting differences. After running several regressions, we found that sexuality and protesting relationships were moderated by issues of educational attainment, marital statuses, metropolitan residencies, political partisanships, governmental grievances, and gender role expectations...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144509/circular-rna-expression-is-suppressed-by-androgen-receptor-ar-regulated-adenosine-deaminase-that-acts-on-rna-adar1-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Liang Shi, Peijian Yan, Yuelong Liang, Yin Sun, Jiliang Shen, Senjun Zhou, Hui Lin, Xiao Liang, Xiujun Cai
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a heterogeneous malignancy as a result of complex genetic and epigenetic alterations. HCC is characterized by a clear gender disparity for which there is lack of a clear mechanistic understanding. Androgen receptor (AR) is thought to be critical for such bias. Meanwhile, the potential function of circular RNA (circRNA), regulated by RNA editing enzyme, remained largely unknown in malignancy till now. By utilizing circRNA microarray survey coupled with in vitro analysis, we analyzed the influence of AR on circRNA expression in HCC...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143702/association-between-altered-neurochemical-metabolites-and-apathy-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yi-Chun Yeh, Chun-Wei Li, Yu-Ting Kuo, Mei-Feng Huang, Tai-Ling Liu, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Yi-Hsin Yang, Kuang-Che Kuo, Cheng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Apathy is a condition characterized by a lack of motivation that manifests in emotional, behavioral, and cognitive domains. Although previous studies have indicated that apathy is associated with frontal lesions, few studies have focused on the different subdomains of apathy, and no in vivo human biochemical data have been obtained to examine the neurochemical changes related to apathy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, we investigated the frontal neurochemical alterations related to apathy among patients with AD using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS)...
November 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143668/women-s-empowerment-and-experiences-of-mistreatment-during-childbirth-in-facilities-in-lucknow-india-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Nadia Diamond-Smith, Emily Treleaven, Nirmala Murthy, May Sudhinaraset
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has found widespread reports of women experiencing abuse, neglect, discrimination, and poor interpersonal care during childbirth around the globe. Empowerment may be a protective mechanism for women against facility mistreatment during childbirth. The majority of previous research on mistreatment during childbirth has been qualitative in nature. METHODS: In this analysis, we use quantitative data from 392 women who recently gave birth in a facility in the slums of Lucknow, India, to explore whether measures of women's empowerment are associated with their experiences of mistreatment at their last childbirth...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143636/a-review-of-measures-of-women-s-empowerment-and-related-gender-constructs-in-family-planning-and-maternal-health-program-evaluations-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Mahua Mandal, Arundati Muralidharan, Sara Pappa
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that gender-integrated interventions, which actively seek to identify and integrate activities that address the role of gender norms and dynamics, improve family planning (FP) and maternal health (MH). To understand the link between the gender components of interventions and FP and MH outcomes, it is critical to examine the gender measures used in evaluations. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of evaluations of gender-integrated FP and MH interventions in low- and middle-income countries...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143630/examining-the-mechanisms-by-which-women-s-status-and-empowerment-affect-skilled-birth-attendant-use-in-senegal-a-structural-equation-modeling-approach
#10
Kyoko Shimamoto, Jessica D Gipson
BACKGROUND: Despite the reduction in maternal deaths globally, maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high, particularly in some regions of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal mortality rates have even increased recently, with 201,000 deaths in 2015 as compared to 179,000 in 2013. Use of a skilled birth attendant (SBA) at delivery has remained low, despite evidence of the effectiveness of SBAs in reducing maternal deaths. Women's empowerment is increasingly recognized as a key determinant of maternal health care-seeking and outcomes, yet empirical examinations of the linkages between women's empowerment and delivery care use are particularly limited, especially from sub-Saharan Africa...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142975/sclerostin%C3%A2-a-debutant-on-the-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-scene
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Magdalena Jankowska, Mathias Haarhaus, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Pieter Evenepoel, Peter Stenvinkel
Introduction: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic disease originating from a mutation in genes encoding polycystin 1 and 2. Recent evidence suggests that these polycystins mediate mechanosensation not only in the primary cilium of kidney cells but also in bone cells. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a central role in mechanotransduction in osteocytes. Mechanical unloading causes the upregulation of the Wnt inhibitor sclerostin. We tested the hypothesis that ADPKD associates with higher circulating sclerostin levels...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142486/vitronectin-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-gene-expression-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-in-stent-restenosis
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S M Shafiee, F Noorabad-Ghahroodi, A Amirfarhangi, S R Hosseini-Fard, Z Sharifi, M Najafi
Neointimal hyperplasia is known as a main factor contributing to in-stent restenosis (ISR). Monocytes may play a central role in vessel restenosis process after stent implantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (PLAU) and vitronectin (Vtn) gene expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cell samples isolated from whole blood of 66 patients undergoing coronary artery angiography (22 controls, stenosis < 0.05%; 22 with stent no-restenosis and stenosis < 70%; and 22 with ISR and stenosis > 70%)...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141688/chinese-registry-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-credit-ii-%C3%A2-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-major-comorbidities-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shangyi Jin, Mengtao Li, Yongfei Fang, Qin Li, Ju Liu, Xinwang Duan, Yi Liu, Rui Wu, Xiaofei Shi, Yongfu Wang, Zhenyu Jiang, Yanhong Wang, Chen Yu, Qian Wang, Xinping Tian, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of developing comorbidities. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of major comorbidities in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis patients. We also aimed to identify factors associated with these comorbidities. METHODS: Baseline demographic, clinical characteristics and comorbidity data from RA patients enrolled in the Chinese Registry of rhEumatoiD arthrITis (CREDIT) from Nov 2016 to August 2017 were presented and compared with those from five other registries across the world...
November 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141668/association-of-dietary-patterns-with-diabetes-complications-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-in-gaza-strip-palestine-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abdel Hamid El Bilbeisi, Saeed Hosseini, Kurosh Djafarian
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising worldwide. When diabetes is uncontrolled, it has dire consequences for health and well-being. However, the role of diet in the origin of diabetes complications is not understood well. This study identifies major dietary patterns among type 2 diabetes patients and its association with diabetes complications in Gaza Strip, Palestine. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted among 1200 previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (both genders, aged 20-64 years), patients receiving care in primary healthcare centers in Gaza Strip, Palestine...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141375/-relationship-between-the-severity-of-reflux-esophagitis-and-the-esophageal-motility-features-on-high-resolution-manometry
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Z W Hu, Z G Wang, J M Wu, S R Tian, Y Zhang, X L Zhan, X Du, F Wang, R H Xin, H Xu
Objective: To analyze esophageal motility dysfunction in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with different severity of esophagitis, and the relationship between the esophageal motility dysfunction and the severity of esophagitis. Methods: GERD patients simultaneously undergone endoscopy and high-resolution manometry were divided into four groups: Non-esophagitis (Non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease, NERD) group, mild esophagitis group, moderate esophagitis group and severe esophagitis group. The gender and age were matched for each group, and every group consisted of 80 cases...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141053/clinical-and-prognostic-value-of-htert-mrna-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Marzena Zalewska-Ziob, Katarzyna Dobija-Kubica, Krzysztof Biernacki, Brygida Adamek, Janusz Kasperczyk, Krzysztof Bruliński, Zofia Ostrowska
Telomerase, undetectable in normal somatic cells, plays a critical role in carcinogenesis of the majority of human tumors including lung carcinoma. The aim of our study was to determine human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to estimate its usefulness as diagnostic and/or prognostic factor. hTERT expression was analyzed in a group of 12 females and 28 males with NSCLC using Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (QRT-PCR method) in cancerous and non-cancerous lung tissues...
November 15, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137173/psychiatric-disorders-differently-correlate-with-physical-self-rated-health-across-ethnic-groups
#17
Shervin Assari
In this study, we compared 10 ethnic groups for associations between psychiatric disorders and physical self-rated health (SRH) in the United States. Data came from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001-2003. The study included 7587 non-Latino White, 4746 African American, 1442 Mexican, 1106 other Hispanic, 656 other Asian, 600 Chinese, 577 Cuban, 520 Vietnamese, 508 Filipino, and 495 Puerto Rican individuals. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) was used to measure psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol abuse, and binge eating disorders...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135955/humidity-may-modify-the-relationship-between-temperature-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-zhejiang-province-china
#18
Jie Zeng, Xuehai Zhang, Jun Yang, Junzhe Bao, Hao Xiang, Keith Dear, Qiyong Liu, Shao Lin, Wayne R Lawrence, Aihua Lin, Cunrui Huang
Background: The evidence of increased mortality attributable to extreme temperatures is widely characterized in climate-health studies. However, few of these studies have examined the role of humidity on temperature-mortality association. We investigated the joint effect between temperature and humidity on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in Zhejiang Province, China. Methods: We collected data on daily meteorological and CVD mortality from 11 cities in Zhejiang Province during 2010-2013. We first applied time-series Poisson regression analysis within the framework of distributed lag non-linear models to estimate the city-specific effect of temperature and humidity on CVD mortality, after controlling for temporal trends and potential confounding variables...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135442/-lottery-and-suicide-the-effect-of-number-of-lottery-tickets-on-hungarian-suicide-rates
#19
Péter Osváth, Lajos Bálint, Károly Bozsonyi
AIM: The relationship of suicide and gambling is a neglected field in the study of suicidology. In Hungary, no statistical studies have been published to date with regard to the whole of the population. Our study investigates the relationship between a very popular high prize game, lottery, and suicide rates. METHOD: The relationship between daily rates of suicide by gender and age and the number of winning tickets has been analysed over the periods between 1991 and 1997 and from 1997 to 2013...
2017: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135113/minichromosome-maintenance-mcm-protein-4-overexpression-is-a-potential-prognostic-marker-for-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jianfeng Han, Meng Lian, Jugao Fang, Honggang Liu, Ru Wang, Jie Zhai, Yi Fan Yang, Ling Fen, Qian Shi, Hong Zhi Ma, Juan Sun, Zhihong Ma
PURPOSE: The minichromosomal maintenance (MCM) proteins are involved in the initiation and DNA replication. The role of MCM4 remains to be elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of MCM4 in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) cell growth and apoptosis. METHODS: LSCC cell line UMSCC 5 was used in this study. The small interfering RNA (siRNA) of MCM 4 gene was used to identify the effects of MCM4 on the proliferation and apoptosis using methylimidazole tetrazolium (MTT) assay and flow-cytometry, respectively...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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