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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790961/increased-vulnerability-to-attentional-failure-during-acute-sleep-deprivation-in-women-depends-on-menstrual-phase
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Parisa Vidafar, Joshua J Gooley, Angus C Burns, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Melanie Rueger, Eliza Van Reen, Charles A Czeisler, Steven W Lockley, Sean W Cain
Study Objectives: Investigate sex differences in the effect of sleep deprivation on performance, accounting for menstrual phase in women. Methods: We examined alertness data from 124 healthy women and men (40 women, 84 men; aged 18 - 30 years) who maintained wakefulness for at least 30 hours in a laboratory setting using a constant routine protocol. Objective alertness was assessed every two hours using a 10-minute Psychomotor Vigilance Task. Subjective alertness was assessed every hour via the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale...
May 22, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790308/impact-of-low-level-radiation-on-concentrations-of-some-trace-elements-in-radiation-workers
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Nima Rostampour, Tinoosh Almasi, Masoumeh Rostampour, Hamid Reza Sadeghi, Ehsan Khodamoradi, Reyhaneh Razi, Zahra Derakhsh
Introduction: Small variations in trace element levels may cause important physiological changes in the human body. This study aims to evaluate five important trace elements in radiation workers. Method: In this study, 44 radiation workers and an equal number of non-radiation workers were selected as the case and control group, respectively. The concentrations of iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium in the serum of the participants were measured using an Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS)...
May 2018: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790182/effect-of-chronic-toluene-exposure-on-heart-rhythm-parameters
#3
Sukru Arslan, Isil Uzunhasan, Betul Balaban Kocas, Gokhan Cetinkal, Seyma Arslan, Cuneyt Kocas, Okay Abaci, Mustafa Yildiz, Cengiz Celiker, Cengizhan Turkoglu
BACKGROUND: Toluene is used extensively in various industrial processes, and an increasing number of workers are getting exposed to its vapor. Cardiac abnormalities that have been reported in association with toluene exposure (in toxic doses) are atrioventricular conduction abnormalities, sinus bradycardia, ventricular tachycardia, recurrent myocardial infarction, dilated cardiomyopathy, and coronary vasospasm. HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to investigate the effects of chronic toluene exposure on cardiac rhythm...
May 22, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789279/opportunities-for-enhanced-strategic-use-of-surveys-medical-records-and-program-data-for-hiv-surveillance-of-key-populations-scoping-review
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Sharon Stucker Weir, Stefan D Baral, Jessie K Edwards, Sabrina Zadrozny, James Hargreaves, Jinkou Zhao, Keith Sabin
BACKGROUND: Normative guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend tracking strategic information indicators among key populations. Monitoring progress in the global response to the HIV epidemic uses indicators put forward by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. These include the 90-90-90 targets that require a realignment of surveillance data, routinely collected program data, and medical record data, which historically have developed separately. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe current challenges for monitoring HIV-related strategic information indicators among key populations ((men who have sex with men [MSM], people in prisons and other closed settings, people who inject drugs, sex workers, and transgender people) and identify future opportunities to enhance the use of surveillance data, programmatic data, and medical record data to describe the HIV epidemic among key populations and measure the coverage of HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs...
May 22, 2018: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785626/sex-attractant-pheromones-of-virgin-queens-of-sympatric-slave-making-ant-species-in-the-genus-polyergus-and-their-possible-roles-in-reproductive-isolation
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Les Greenberg, Christine A Johnson, James C Trager, J Steven McElfresh, Joshua Rodstein, Jocelyn G Millar
Species of the ant genus Polyergus are social parasites that steal brood from colonies of their hosts in the closely related genus Formica. Upon emergence as adults in a mixed population, host Formica workers carry out all the normal worker functions within the Polyergus colony, including foraging, feeding, grooming, and rearing brood of the parasitic Polyergus ants. Some unmated Polyergus gynes (queens) run in the raiding columns of their colonies and attract males by releasing a pheromone from their mandibular glands...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783041/combining-the-randomized-response-technique-and-the-network-scale-up-method-to-estimate-the-female-sex-worker-population-size-an-exploratory-study
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L Jing, Q Lu, Y Cui, H Yu, T Wang
OBJECTIVES: Recall bias, barrier effects, transmission error, and response bias affecting the network scale-up method (NSUM) led the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization to designate NSUM as a developing method for estimating the size of high-risk populations in 2010. The method has subsequently been adjusted for three of these biases. The present study, therefore, aimed to explore the combination of the randomized response technique (RRT) and NSUM to adjust the last remaining bias...
May 18, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
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Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778101/prevalence-of-self-reported-symptoms-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-knowledge-and-sexual-behaviour-among-youth-in-semi-rural-tanzania-in-the-period-of-adolescent-friendly-health-services-strategy-implementation
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Ramadhani Abdul, Annette A M Gerritsen, Mary Mwangome, Eveline Geubbels
BACKGROUND: Global evidence shows that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevalence and sexual risk behaviours are high among youth, and knowledge about STIs is low. In Tanzania, there is limited recent evidence regarding these issues. The aim of this study was to describe the health seeking behaviour of youth reporting STI symptoms in semi-rural Tanzania and to evaluate the association of socio-demographic characteristics, STI knowledge and sexual risk behaviour with STI symptom reporting...
May 19, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770215/heterogeneity-in-geographical-trends-of-hiv-epidemics-among-key-populations-in-pakistan-a-mathematical-modeling-study-of-survey-data
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Dessalegn Y Melesse, Leigh Anne Shafer, Faran Emmanuel, Tahira Reza, Baseer K Achakzai, Sofia Furqan, James F Blanchard
Background: Assessing patterns and trends in new infections is key to better understanding of HIV epidemics, and is best done through monitoring changes in incidence over time. In this study, we examined disparities in geographical trends of HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs (PWIDs), female sex workers (FSWs) and hijra /transgender/male sex workers (H/MSWs), in Pakistan. Methods: The UNAIDS Estimation and Projection Package (EPP) mathematical model was used to explore geographical trends in HIV epidemics...
June 2018: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768553/high-risk-behaviors-for-hepatitis-b-and-c-infections-among-female-sex-workers
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Marco Antonio Moreira Puga, Larissa Melo Bandeira, Sabrina Moreira Dos Santos Weis, Fernanda Rodas Pires Fernandes, Lisie Souza Castro, Tayana Serpa Ortiz Tanaka, Grazielli Rocha de Rezende, Sheila Araújo Teles, Vivianne de Oliveira Landgraf de Castro, Paula Guerra Murat, Gina Jonasson Mousquer Capelin, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and risk behaviors among 402 female sex workers in Central Brazil were investigated by respondent-driven sampling. METHODS: Blood samples were tested for hepatitis B and C markers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Two hepatitis B vaccination schedules were performed. RESULTS: The prevalence of hepatitis B and C infections were 9.3% and 0.5%, respectively. Susceptibility to hepatitis B infection was observed in 61...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767818/adapting-the-risk-environment-framework-to-understand-substance-use-gender-based-violence-and-hiv-risk-behaviors-among-female-sex-workers-in-tanzania
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Anna M Leddy, Carol Underwood, Michele R Decker, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki, Noya Galai, Deanna Kerrigan
Female sex workers (FSWs) in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV and gender-based violence (GBV). Substance use overlaps with these co-occurring epidemics to further increase FSWs' risk for negative health outcomes. We explored the relationship between substance use, GBV, and consistent condom use utilizing baseline data from a cohort of 496 FSWs in Tanzania. Results demonstrate high levels of alcohol use and GBV, and low levels of consistent condom use. Frequent intoxication during sex work was associated with increased odds of recent GBV (aOR 1...
May 16, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767325/associations-with-unprotected-sexual-behavior-among-hiv-infected-drinkers-in-western-kenya
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Rebecca K Papas, Benson N Gakinya, Michael M Mwaniki, Xiaotian K Wu, Hana Lee, Steve Martino, Debra A Klein, John E Sidle, Michelle P Loxley, Alfred K Keter, Joyce B Baliddawa, Stephen A Maisto
Approximately 71% of HIV-infected individuals live in sub-Saharan Africa. Alcohol use increases unprotected sex, which can lead to HIV transmission. Little research examines risky sex among HIV-infected individuals in East Africa who are not sex workers. The study purpose was to examine associations with unprotected sex in a high-risk sample of 507 HIV-infected sexually active drinkers in western Kenya. They were enrolled in a trial to reduce alcohol use. Past-month baseline alcohol use and sexual behavior were assessed using the Timeline Followback...
May 16, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764886/association-between-dipstick-proteinuria-and-hearing-impairment-in-health-check-ups-among-japanese-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mitsumasa Umesawa, Mikako Hara, Toshimi Sairenchi, Yasuo Haruyama, Masanori Nagao, Munehiro Matsushita, Gen Kobashi
OBJECTIVE: Prevention of hearing impairment is important because it is difficult to recover from it. Epidemiological studies have examined the risk factors for hearing impairment; however, the association between dipstick proteinuria and hearing impairment has not been previously examined. This study aimed to clarify the association between dipstick proteinuria and hearing impairment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Office and factory workers from all over Japan...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763416/mitigating-circumstances-a-model-based-analysis-of-associations-between-risk-environment-and-infrequent-condom-use-among-chinese-street-based-sex-workers
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Ruth C Chang, Katie Hail-Jares, Huang Zheng, Na He, Jennifer Z H Bouey
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how freelance street-based sex workers navigate condom use while soliciting. Traditional behavioural model may fail to account for the complex risk environment that most street-based sex workers work within. We examine first the association of self-efficacy and the infrequent condom use, then we investigated the roles of clients and venues frequented on this association. METHOD: Using a purposive chain-referral sampling method, we surveyed 248 street-based sex workers in Shanghai...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760301/relationship-between-concealment-of-emotions-at-work-and-musculoskeletal-symptoms-results-from-the-third-korean-working-conditions-survey
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Kyungyong Jung, Dae Hwan Kim, Ji Young Ryu
In this study, we explored the relationship between concealing emotions at work and musculoskeletal symptoms in Korean workers using data from a national, population-based survey. Data were obtained from the third Korean Working Conditions Survey in 2011. We investigated the prevalence of three musculoskeletal symptoms ("back pain", "pain in the upper extremities", and "pain in the lower extremities"). Multiple logistic regression analysis was also performed to determine odds ratios (ORs) for musculoskeletal symptoms according to concealing emotions at work, adjusting for socioeconomic factors...
May 11, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759098/psychological-flexibility-as-a-moderator-of-the-relationships-between-job-demands-and-resources-and-occupational-well-being
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Vladimir Pinto Novaes, Maria Cristina Ferreira, Felipe Valentini
The aim of this study was to identify the relations of job demands (work overload) and job resources (social support and autonomy) with subjective job well-being (job satisfaction, positive affects, negative affects), as well as the moderating role of personal resources (psychological flexibility at work) in such relationships. The sample consisted of 4,867 Brazilian workers, of both sexes, with ages ranging from 18 to 67 years. Structural equation modelling showed that the work overload was negatively associated with job satisfaction (β = -...
May 15, 2018: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755753/mental-disorders-among-workers-in-the-healthcare-industry-2014-national-health-insurance-data
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Min-Seok Kim, Taeshik Kim, Dongwook Lee, Ji-Hoo Yook, Yun-Chul Hong, Seung-Yup Lee, Jin-Ha Yoon, Mo-Yeol Kang
Background: Numerous studies have shown that healthcare professionals are exposed to psychological distress. However, since most of these studies assessed psychological distress using self-reporting questionnaires, the magnitude of the problem is largely unknown. We evaluated the risks of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and any psychiatric disorders in workers in healthcare industry using Korea National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data from 2014, which are based on actual diagnoses instead of self-evaluation...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752836/effect-of-a-diagonal-intervention-on-uptake-of-hiv-and-reproductive-health-services-by-female-sex-workers-in-three-sub-saharan-african-cities
#18
Yves Lafort, Letitia Greener, Faustino Lessitala, Sophie Chabeda, Ross Greener, Mags Beksinska, Peter Gichangi, Sally Griffin, Jenni A Smit, Matthew Chersich, Wim Delva
OBJECTIVES: To enhance uptake of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services by female sex workers (FSWs), we conducted an implementation study in which we piloted and tested context-specific 'diagonal' interventions, combining vertical, targeted interventions with horizontally improved access to the general health services, in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We collected indicators of SRH service uptake through face-to-face interviews with approximately 400 FSWs, pre- and post-intervention, in Durban, South Africa; Tete, Mozambique; and Mombasa, Kenya, recruited by respondent-driven sampling...
May 12, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751752/a-community-based-qualitative-study-on-the-experience-and-understandings-of-intimate-partner-violence-and-hiv-vulnerability-from-the-perspectives-of-female-sex-workers-and-male-intimate-partners-in-north-karnataka-state-india
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Andrea K Blanchard, Sapna G Nair, Sharon G Bruce, Satyanarayana Ramanaik, Raghavendra Thalinja, Srikanta Murthy, Prakash Javalkar, Priya Pillai, Martine Collumbien, Lori Heise, Shajy Isac, Parinita Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: Research has increasingly documented the important role that violence by clients and the police play in exacerbating HIV vulnerability for women in sex work. However few studies have examined violence in the intimate relationships of women in sex work, or drawn on community partnerships to explore the social dynamics involved. A community-based participatory research study was undertaken by community and academic partners leading intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV prevention programs in Bagalkot district, Karnataka state, India...
May 11, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746535/gonorrhea-chlamydia-and-hiv-incidence-among-female-sex-workers-in-cotonou-benin-a-longitudinal-study
#20
Souleymane Diabaté, Annie Chamberland, Nassirou Geraldo, Cécile Tremblay, Michel Alary
Female sex workers (FSWs) continue to carry a heavy burden of sexually transmitted infections (STI). For prevention purposes, there is a need to identify most-at-risk subgroups among them. The objective of this longitudinal cohort study conducted at Dispensaire IST, Cotonou, Benin, was to assess Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) / Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) incidence and determinants; and HIV incidence among FSWs in presence of STI/HIV risk reduction activities. Overall, 319 adult FSWs were followed quarterly from September 2008 to March 2012...
2018: PloS One
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