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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778082/a-review-of-the-impacts-of-tobacco-heating-system-on-indoor-air-quality-versus-conventional-pollution-sources
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Violeta Kaunelienė, Marija Meišutovič-Akhtarieva, Dainius Martuzevičius
With the introduction of novel and potentially less polluting nicotine containing products to the market, the impacts of their usage to indoor air quality as opposed to conventional pollution sources must be reviewed and considered. This review study aimed to comparatively analyse changes in indoor air quality as the consequence of tobacco heating system (THS) generated pollution against general indoor air quality in various micro-environments, especially with combustion-based pollution sources present. Indoor concentrations of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, benzene, toluene, nicotine and PM2...
May 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778012/reactive-oxygen-species-ros-activity-of-ambient-fine-particles-pm-2-5-measured-in-seoul-korea
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Jieun Park, Eun Ha Park, James J Schauer, Seung-Muk Yi, Jongbae Heo
Substantial increase in level of particulate matter has raised concerns in South Korea recently. Ambient particulate matter is classified as Group I carcinogen (IARC, 2013) and multiple epidemiological studies has demonstrated adverse health effects due to exposure of particulate matter. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) which has a diameter <2.5 μm is likely to penetrate deeply into lung and is known to be eliciting adverse health effects. A number of epidemiological studies have been conducted on adverse health effects of PM-related diseases and mortality rate, yet particulate matter (PM)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) activity at the cellular level has not been actively studied in Korea...
May 16, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777926/epidemiology-of-acute-febrile-illness-in-latin-america
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José Moreira, Clarisse S Bressan, Patricia Brasil, Andre M Siqueira
BACKGROUND: The causes of acute febrile illness (AFI) in Latin America (LA) are diverse and its complexity increase as the proportion of fever due to malaria decreases as control and new pathogens emerge in the region. In this context, it is important to shed light over the gaps on the epidemiological characteristics and the geographic range for many AFI aetiologies. AIMS: To review studies on community-acquired fever etiology other than malaria in LA, and to highlight knowledge gaps and challenges needing further investigation...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777925/epidemiology-of-respiratory-pathogen-carriage-in-the-homeless-population-within-2-shelters-in-marseille-france-2015-2017-cross-sectional-one-day-surveys
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Tran Duc Anh Ly, Sophie Edouard, Sekene Badiaga, Herve Tissot-Dupont, Van Thuan Hoang, Vincent Pommier de Santi, Philippe Brouqui, Didier Raoult, Philippe Gautret
OBJECTIVES: To assess risk factors for respiratory tract infection symptoms and signs in sheltered homeless people in Marseille during the winter season, including pathogen carriage. METHODS: Data on 479 male participants within 2 shelters who completed questionnaires and a total of 950 nasal and pharyngeal samples were collected during the winters of 2015-2017. Respiratory pathogen carriage including 7 viruses and 4 bacteria was assessed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777908/breast-cancer-in-the-gcc-countries-a-focus-on-brca1-2-and-non-brca1-2-genes
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Sumaya Rahman, Hatem Zayed
The GCC is an economic alliance of six Arab countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE). The rate of endogamous marriage among the GCC countries is approaching 100%, with very high consanguineous marriage rates. Although breast cancer is on the rise in the GCC countries, there are dearth of studies reporting on the genetic epidemiology of breast cancer. In this study, we investigated the frequency of BRCA1/2 and non-BRCA1/2 mutations in breast cancer patients in the GCC countries...
May 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777831/microcystis-bloom-containing-microcystin-lr-induces-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Qiong Zhang, Wendi Qin, Liuyan Yang, Jing An, Xuxiang Zhang, Hao Hong, Lizhi Xu, Yaping Wang
Epidemiological data from Lake Taihu showed significantly higher incidences of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) than in other areas of China. This may be related to the occurrence of a Microcystis bloom in Lake Taihu in the summer and autumn every year. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the contaminated water from the Microcystis bloom and the derivative pollutant microcystin-LR (MC-LR) can explain the higher incidences of T2DM. Healthy male mice were fed with water from different regions of Lake Taihu, and were either acutely or chronically exposed to MC-LR through oral administration or intraperitoneal injection...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777780/pierre-robin-sequence-a-comprehensive-narrative-review-of-the-literature-over-time
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Amerigo Giudice, Selene Barone, Kahina Belhous, Anne Morice, Véronique Soupre, Francesco Bennardo, Nathalie Boddaert, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Véronique Abadie, Arnaud Picard
Pierre Robin syndrome (PRS) is characterized of a triad of clinical signs: micrognathia, glossoptosis and obstruction of the upper airways frequently associated with palatal cleft. It is a heterogenic pathological entity and it can be found as isolated disease (nsPRS) or in association with other syndromes (sPRS), with more pronounced symptoms and systemic involvement. This review aims to summarize the principal features of PRS, analysing the different aspects of the disease. Epidemiological data highlight incidence, severity and mortality of PRS; pathophysiological mechanism reports the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease distinguishing between isolated and syndromic form...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
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Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777564/the-importance-of-non-regional-lymph-nodes-in-assigning-risk-in-primary-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Adnan Ali, Alexander Hoyle, Hitesh Mistry, Noel W Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic relevance of non-regional lymph nodes (NRLN) metastases presenting synchronously with bone metastases in metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) for guiding treatment decisions based on oligometastatic definitions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with mPCa between 2004 and 2013 were identified from the surveillance, epidemiology and end-results (SEER) database and were grouped by metastatic sites into only NRLN, only bone, bone + NRLN and other sites ± bone/NRLN metastases...
May 19, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777543/acquired-digital-fibrokeratoma-review-of-its-clinical-and-dermoscopic-features-and-differential-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Shawn Shih, Amor Khachemoune
Acquired digital fibrokeratoma (ADFK) is a rare, benign, fibrous tumor that most often occurs on fingers. It may resemble a rudimentary supernumerary digit and is often misdiagnosed as another common benign condition, such as common wart. It is typically asymptomatic and occurs as a solitary nodule less than 1 cm in diameter. Oftentimes ADFK shares clinical and/or histologic resemblance with other benign and malignant cutaneous conditions so it is crucial that careful examination is undertaken. In this article, we will discuss the clinical presentation, epidemiology, etiology, dermoscopic and histologic findings, management, and differential diagnoses for ADFK, with the hope that this review will facilitate timely diagnosis and management for this distinct condition...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777470/prevalence-of-depression-among-caregivers-of-indian-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Javeed Iqbal Bhat, Wasim Ahmad Wani, Bashir A Charoo, Syed Wajid Ali, Qazi Iqbal Ahmad, Ambreen Ali Ahangar
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of depression among caregivers of children with cystic fibrosis and its impact on the health and well being of these children. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital from September 2015 through August 2016. Forty one parents of children receiving treatment at the Cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic were approached to be part of the study. Six families declined the request resulting in 85% recruitment rate...
May 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777380/investigating-the-prognostic-ability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-on-survival-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-adults-with-lung-cancer
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Laura C Pinheiro, Bryce B Reeve
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important predictor for overall survival (OS). To date, no studies compared associations between HRQOL assessed before and after a cancer diagnosis for OS. Our objectives were to (1) investigate associations between HRQOL changes and OS and (2) identify the best HRQOL assessment time point to predict OS. METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results linked with the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777337/molecular-epidemiology-of-parasitic-protozoa-and-ehrlichia-canis-in-wildlife-in-madrid-central-spain
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Angel Criado-Fornelio, T Martín-Pérez, C Verdú-Expósito, S A Reinoso-Ortiz, J Pérez-Serrano
Wildlife species are involved in the transmission of diverse pathogens. This study aimed to monitor raccoons (Procyon lotor), American minks (Neovison vison), and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) as potential reservoirs in central Spain. Specifically, 200 spleen and fecal samples (from 194 raccoons, 3 minks, and 3 foxes) were analyzed molecularly by PCR/qPCR and sequencing for the presence of piroplasmids, Hepatozoon spp., Toxoplasma gondii, and Ehrlichia canis infections in the Community of Madrid (Spain). Biological samples were obtained in the years 2014, 2015, and 2016...
May 18, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777304/no-improvement-in-vitamin-d-status-in-german-infants-and-adolescents-between-2009-and-2014-despite-public-recommendations-to-increase-vitamin-d-intake-in-2012
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Clemens Kunz, Jürgen Hower, Anette Knoll, Kristin L Ritzenthaler, Thomas Lamberti
PURPOSE: Vitamin D is a key component for the growth and development of children and adolescents, influencing a multitude of functions. Worldwide epidemiological studies have shown that minimum vitamin D blood levels of ≥ 20.0 ng/ml, often defined as vitamin D sufficiency by international and national nutrition and pediatric organizations, are often not met in practice. In 2012 the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) nutrition societies increased their vitamin D intake recommendations fourfold from 200 IU (5 µg) to 800 IU (20 µg) per day...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777250/prevalence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-in-patients-with-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Alina Grozdinska, Elisabeth Hofmann, Matthias Schmid, Ursula Hirschfelder
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), also known as Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), is a degenerative inflammatory disease with high prevalence among women and has been associated with fibromyalgia and widespread chronic pain. The goal was to determine the frequency of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with HT. METHODS: In all, 119 women (age 19-60 years) were divided into a study (52 women diagnosed with HT) and a control (67 healthy individuals, of which 15 were excluded) group...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776984/impact-of-psychiatric-comorbidities-on-health-care-utilization-and-cost-of-care-in-multiple-myeloma
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Shehzad Niazi, Ryan D Frank, Mayank Sharma, Vivek Roy, Steve Ames, Teresa Rummans, Aaron Spaulding, Taimur Sher, Meghna Ailawadhi, Kirtipal Bhatia, Salman Ahmed, Winston Tan, Asher Chanan-Khan, Sikander Ailawadhi
Approximately one third of cancer patients suffer from comorbid mood disorders that are associated with increased cost and poorer outcomes. The majority of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are treated with corticosteroids; as many as three fourths of those taking corticosteroids develop neuropsychiatric complications, likely increasing morbidity and cost of care. MM patients diagnosed between 1991 and 2010 and reported in the Surveillance Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database were characterized as MM-Only, MM+Psychiatric (any psychiatric condition, preexisting or post-MM), or MM+Depression (depression as the only psychiatric diagnosis, preexisting or post-MM)...
May 22, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776836/analysis-of-incidence-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-blunt-trauma-patients-with-glasgow-coma-scale-of-12-or-less
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Alexander Becker, Kobi Peleg, Oded Olsha, Adi Givon, Boris Kessel
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important for improving survival and neurologic outcome in trauma victims. The purpose of this study was to assess whether Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 12 or less can predict the presence of TBI and the severity of associated injuries in blunt trauma patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including 303,435 blunt trauma patients who were transferred from the scene to hospital from 1998 to 2013. The data was obtained from the records of the National Trauma Registry maintained by Israel's National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research, in the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research...
April 16, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776807/public-health-surveillance-of-multidrug-resistant-clones-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-europe-a-genomic-survey
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Simon R Harris, Michelle J Cole, Gianfranco Spiteri, Leonor Sánchez-Busó, Daniel Golparian, Susanne Jacobsson, Richard Goater, Khalil Abudahab, Corin A Yeats, Beatrice Bercot, Maria José Borrego, Brendan Crowley, Paola Stefanelli, Francesco Tripodo, Raquel Abad, David M Aanensen, Magnus Unemo
BACKGROUND: Traditional methods for molecular epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae are suboptimal. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) offers ideal resolution to describe population dynamics and to predict and infer transmission of antimicrobial resistance, and can enhance infection control through linkage with epidemiological data. We used WGS, in conjunction with linked epidemiological and phenotypic data, to describe the gonococcal population in 20 European countries. We aimed to detail changes in phenotypic antimicrobial resistance levels (and the reasons for these changes) and strain distribution (with a focus on antimicrobial resistance strains in risk groups), and to predict antimicrobial resistance from WGS data...
May 15, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776783/epidemiology-of-pedestrian-motor-vehicle-fatalities-and-injuries-2006-2015
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Shu-Ling Chong, Li-Wei Chiang, John Carson Allen, Eric William Fleegler, Lois Kaye Lee
INTRODUCTION: Pedestrian road safety remains a public health priority. The objective of this study is to describe trends in fatalities and injuries after pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. and identify associated risk factors for pedestrian fatalities. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of U.S. pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions from 2006 to 2015 (performed in 2017). Pedestrian fatality and injury data were obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776732/posttraumatic-stress-and-depressive-symptoms-characterize-cardiac-arrest-survivors-perceived-recovery-at-hospital-discharge
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Alex Presciutti, Jayati Verma, Marykay Pavol, Deepti Anbarasan, Cristina Falo, Daniel Brodie, Leroy E Rabbani, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Jan Claassen, Sachin Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms, not cognitive or functional impairment, are associated with cardiac arrest survivors' negative recovery perceptions at hospital discharge. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort of cardiac arrest patients admitted between 9/2015-5/2017. Survival to discharge with sufficient mental status to complete a psychosocial interview was the main inclusion criterion. Perceived recovery was assessed through the question, "Do you feel that you have made a complete recovery from your arrest?" The following measures were examined as potential correlates of perceived recovery: Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status, Modified Lawton Physical Self-Maintenance Scale, Barthel Index, Modified Rankin Scale, Cerebral Performance Category, Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D), and PTSD Checklist-Specific (PCL-S)...
May 10, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
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