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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340125/the-association-of-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-identity-facets-with-smoking-dependence-motives
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Nathan Grant Smith, Kate Winderman, Brooke King, Ezemenari M Obasi, Lorraine R Reitzel
Introduction: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults have higher rates of smoking than heterosexual adults. LGB individuals face unique stressors, including challenges associated with having a LGB identity. The extent to which these unique stressors are related to dependence motives in LGB adult smokers, however, has not been previously explored. The current study was conducted to redress these gaps. Methods: Participants (N=52; Mage=42.8; 55.8% Black/African American) were recruited from the local community...
March 9, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339631/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-the-proximal-copy-of-the-magea9-gene-in-xq28-linked-cnv67-specific-to-spermatogenic-failure%C3%A2
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Ying Shen, Jinyan Xu, Xiling Yang, Yunqiang Liu, Yongyi Ma, Dong Yang, Qiang Dong, Yuan Yang
Spermatogenic failure characterized by impaired sperm production is a common multifactorial disease with molecular and cytogenetic causes for its extreme phenotype that include azoospermia and severe oliogzoospermia. Recently, a high-resolution array-comparative genomic hybridization analysis of the X chromosome and a subsequent cohort study revealed three X-linked microdeletions (CNV64, CNV67, and CNV69) that were associated with decreased sperm production in a mixed group that included Spanish and Italian males...
February 7, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339350/the-effect-of-initial-knee-angle-on-concentric-only-squat-jump-performance
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Lachlan J Mitchell, Christos K Argus, Kristie-Lee Taylor, Jeremy M Sheppard, Dale W Chapman
PURPOSE: There is uncertainty as to which knee angle during a squat jump (SJ) produces maximal jump performance. Importantly, understanding this information will aid in determining appropriate ratios for assessment and monitoring of the explosive characteristics of athletes. METHOD: This study compared SJ performance across different knee angles-90º, 100º, 110º, 120º, 130º, and a self-selected depth-for jump height and other kinetic characteristics. For comparison between SJ and an unconstrained dynamic movement, participants also performed a countermovement jump from a self-selected depth...
March 24, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338706/estimating-mean-change-in-population-salt-intake-using-spot-urine-samples
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Kristina S Petersen, Jason H Y Wu, Jacqui Webster, Carley Grimes, Mark Woodward, Caryl A Nowson, Bruce Neal
Background: : Spot urine samples are easier to collect than 24-h urine samples and have been used with estimating equations to derive the mean daily salt intake of a population. Whether equations using data from spot urine samples can also be used to estimate change in mean daily population salt intake over time is unknown. We compared estimates of change in mean daily population salt intake based upon 24-h urine collections with estimates derived using equations based on spot urine samples...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338385/self-regulatory-imagery-and-physical-activity-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-social-cognitive-perspective
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Maria-Christina Kosteli, Jennifer Cumming, Sarah E Williams
Limited research has investigated exercise imagery use in middle-aged and older adults and its relationship with affective and behavioural correlates. The study examined the association between self-regulatory imagery and physical activity (PA) through key social cognitive variables. Middle-aged and older adults (N = 299; Mage = 59.73 years, SD = 7.73, range = 50 to 80) completed self-report measures assessing self-regulatory imagery use, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviour, enjoyment, and PA levels...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337438/mage-a-antigens-and-cancer-immunotherapy
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Paul Zajac, Elke Schultz-Thater, Luigi Tornillo, Charlotte Sadowski, Emanuele Trella, Chantal Mengus, Giandomenica Iezzi, Giulio C Spagnoli
MAGE-A antigens are expressed in a variety of cancers of diverse histological origin and germinal cells. Due to their relatively high tumor specificity, they represent attractive targets for active specific and adoptive cancer immunotherapies. Here, we (i) review past and ongoing clinical studies targeting these antigens, (ii) analyze advantages and disadvantages of different therapeutic approaches, and (iii) discuss possible improvements in MAGE-A-specific immunotherapies.
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337274/decitabine-treatment-sensitizes-tumor-cells-to-t-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Zheng Zhang, Qi He, Ying Tao, Juan Guo, Feng Xu, Ling-Yun Wu, You-Shan Zhao, Dong Wu, Li-Yu Zhou, Ji-Ying Su, Lu-Xi Song, Chao Xiao, Xiao Li, Chun-Kang Chang
Decitabine treatment improves immunological recognition that increases expression of cancer-testis antigens (CTAs) against solid tumors. The mechanisms of decitabine enhancement of immunogenicity when used for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) remain unclear. In the present study, we found relatively low baseline expression of MAGE-A1, MAGE-A3, and SP17 in MDS-derived cell lines. Decitabine treatment significantly improved MAGE-A1, MAGE-A3, and SP17 expression in these cell lines and in MDS patients...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337053/adolescents-behaviors-as-moderators-for-the-link-between-parental-self-efficacy-and-parenting-practices
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Terese Glatz, Allison Cotter, Christy M Buchanan
Based on theory that parents with higher levels of self-efficacy (PSE) should find it easier to parent effectively in the face of challenging child behaviors than should parents with lower levels of PSE, this study examines the link between PSE and parenting using children's behaviors as potential moderators. Participants were 130 parents who had an older adolescent (Mage = 17.58) in addition to the target adolescent (Mage = 11.79), and both adolescents' externalizing behaviors were used as moderators for the link between PSE and parenting of the target adolescent...
2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335615/personality-and-sexuality-in-older-adults
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Mark S Allen, Annelil E Desille
OBJECTIVE: This study explored cross-time associations between personality and multiple components of sexual functioning and behaviour in a large cohort of older adults (n = 5745). DESIGN: Participants (Mage = 65.57 ± 8.28 years) completed questionnaires in 2010 and 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcomes explored included sexual attitudes, sexual activity, sexual satisfaction, lifetime sexual partners, sexual orientation and sexual dysfunction...
March 23, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334427/capnography-versus-standard-monitoring-for-emergency-department-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia
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Brian F Wall, Kirk Magee, Samuel G Campbell, Peter J Zed
BACKGROUND: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is used frequently in the emergency department (ED) to facilitate painful procedures and interventions. Capnography, a monitoring modality widely used in operating room and endoscopy suite settings, is being used more frequently in the ED setting with the goal of reducing cardiopulmonary adverse events. As opposed to settings outside the ED, there is currently no consensus on whether the addition of capnography to standard monitoring modalities reduces adverse events in the ED setting...
March 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334255/erythritol-and-lufenuron-detrimentally-alter-age-structure-of-wild-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae-populations-in-blueberry-and-blackberry
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B J Sampson, D A Marshall, B J Smith, S J Stringer, C T Werle, D J Magee, J J Adamczyk
We report on the efficacy of 0.5 M (61,000 ppm) erythritol (E) in Truvia Baking Blend, 10 ppm lufenuron (L), and their combination (LE) to reduce egg and larval densities of wild populations of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) infesting fields of rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium virgatum) and blackberries (Rubus sp.). Formulations included the active ingredients (lufenuron, erythritol, or both), sugar (in control and erythritol treatments), and Dawn hand-soap applied to plants with pressurized 3-gallon garden spray tanks...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333366/peer-influence-on-ethnic-racial-identity-development-a-multi-site-investigation
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Carlos E Santos, Olga Kornienko, Deborah Rivas-Drake
The peer context features prominently in theory, and increasingly in empirical research, about ethnic-racial identity (ERI) development, but no studies have assessed peer influence on ERI using methods designed to properly assess peer influence. We examined peer influence on ERI centrality, private, and public regard using longitudinal social network analysis. Data were drawn from two sites: a predominantly Latina/o Southwestern (SW) school (N = 1034; Mage = 12.10) and a diverse Midwestern (MW) school (N = 513; Mage = 11...
March 23, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332992/clinical-implementation-of-a-model-based-in%C3%A2-vivo-dose-verification-system-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-treatments-using-the-electronic-portal-imaging-device
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Peter M McCowan, Ganiyu Asuni, Eric Van Uytven, Timothy VanBeek, Boyd M C McCurdy, Shaun K Loewen, Naseer Ahmed, Bashir Bashir, James B Butler, Amitava Chowdhury, Arbind Dubey, Ahmet Leylek, Maged Nashed
PURPOSE: To report findings from an in vivo dosimetry program implemented for all stereotactic body radiation therapy patients over a 31-month period and discuss the value and challenges of utilizing in vivo electronic portal imaging device (EPID) dosimetry clinically. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From December 2013 to July 2016, 117 stereotactic body radiation therapy-volumetric modulated arc therapy patients (100 lung, 15 spine, and 2 liver) underwent 602 EPID-based in vivo dose verification events...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331117/comparison-between-effectiveness-of-100-mg-day-sitagliptin-and-a-switch-to-mitiglinide-calcium-hydrate-voglibose-from-50-mg-day-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Tadashi Arao, Yosuke Okada, Keiichi Torimoto, Kei Sugai, Takashi Otsuka, Akira Kurozumi, Yoshiya Tanaka
We analyzed the effects of 100 mg/day sitagliptin and a switch to mitiglinide calcium hydrate/voglibose compound tablets (MIT/VOG) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treated with 50 mg/day sitagliptin. Five patients with T2DM treated with 50 mg/day sitagliptin and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of ≥6.5% were switched to MIT/VOG, or the dose of sitagliptin was increased to 100 mg/day. The effects of the changes in therapy were compared in a crossover fashion by continuous glucose monitoring. The primary endpoint was mean amplitude of glycemic excursions (MAGE), and the secondary end points were 24-hour mean blood glucose level and mean blood glucose level from 0:00 a...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329846/daily-well-being-benefits-of-physical-activity-in-older-adults-does-time-or-type-matter
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Brenda R Whitehead, Jessica M Blaxton
Purpose of the Study: There is little debate that maintaining some level of physical activity in later life conveys positive benefits both physically and psychologically. What is less understood is the extent to which the type of activity or the length of time spent doing it matters when it comes to these benefits on the daily level. Here, we investigated (a) whether the presence of daily purposeful exercise (Exercise) or non-exercise physical activity (Activity) is sufficient for experiencing day-level benefits, or if time spent matters, and (b) whether there are differential well-being benefits of Exercise and Activity on the daily level...
March 8, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329795/construct-validation-of-wenger-s-support-network-typology
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Agnes Szabo, Christine Stephens, Joanne Allen, Fiona Alpass
Objectives: The study aimed to validate Wenger's empirically derived support network typology of responses to the Practitioner Assessment of Network Type (PANT) in an older New Zealander population. The configuration of network types was tested across ethnic groups and in the total sample. Method: Data (N = 872, Mage = 67 years, SDage = 1.56 years) from the 2006 wave of the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement study were analyzed using latent profile analysis...
October 7, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326951/pain-in-children-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-caregiver-knowledge-measures
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Lara M Genik, Chantale A Pomerleau, C Meghan McMurtry, Lynn M Breau
Inadequate knowledge has contributed to inaccurate pain assessment and treatment for children with intellectual disabilities. AIM: Develop and evaluate pain knowledge measures and accompanying self-report ratings; determine their sensitivity to change. MATERIALS & METHODS: Young adults (n = 77; Mage = 18.89; standard deviation = 2.29; 67 females) were randomly assigned to one of two 'caring for children with intellectual disabilities' training programs (pain and visual supports)...
March 7, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323537/impact-of-demographic-variables-on-women-s-economic-empowerment-an-ordered-probit-model
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Syeda Azra Batool, Hafiz Khalil Ahmed, Shazia Noureen Qureshi
The present study aimed to empirically examine the demographic variables that determine women's economic empowerment. A sample of 500 married women between 21 and 49 years old (Mage = 35.49, SD = 7.66) was conveniently selected from district Multan (Pakistan). Control over economic resources was used as a proxy for women's economic empowerment. Ordered probit regression was run to assess the demographic determinants (i.e., age, education, paid job, income, and property) of economic empowerment of the least empowered, moderately empowered, and highly empowered women...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322437/ethnic-racial-identity-and-friendships-in-early-adolescence
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Deborah Rivas-Drake, Adriana J Umaña-Taylor, David R Schaefer, Michael Medina
The current study examined how adolescents' ethnic-racial identity (ERI) informed the demographic diversity of their friendship network (Goal 1) and the extent of similarity between adolescents' and their friends' ERI (Goal 2). Participants were sixth and seventh grade students (N = 353; Mage  = 11.88, SD = .73; 50% girls; 29% African American, 31% White, 13% Latino) in the Midwestern U.S. Results from longitudinal cross-lagged models (Goal 1) indicated that having more diverse friendships at T2 was associated with greater T3 ERI exploration among all youth...
March 21, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321839/a-small-scale-randomized-efficacy-trial-of-the-identity-project-promoting-adolescents-ethnic-racial-identity-exploration-and-resolution
#20
Adriana J Umaña-Taylor, Sara Douglass, Kimberly A Updegraff, Flavio F Marsiglia
Adolescents' ethnic-racial identity (ERI) formation represents an important developmental process that is associated with adjustment. The Identity Project intervention, grounded in developmental theory, was designed to engage adolescents in the ERI processes of exploration and resolution. The current small-scale efficacy trial involved an ethnic-racially diverse sample of adolescents (N = 215; Mage  = 15.02, SD = .68) from eight classrooms that were randomly assigned by classroom to the intervention or attention control group...
March 21, 2017: Child Development
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