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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334713/-prevalence-and-influential-factors-of-stroke-in-jiangxi-province-in-2014
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W Zhou, B Zhang, X Huang, C J You, B M Zhan, R Q Yang, Y F Dong, J X Li, P Li, K Hong, Y Q Wu, Q H Wu, H Su, H H Bao, X S Cheng
Objective: To discuss the prevalence and influential factors of stroke among population in Jiangxi Province. Methods: Four cities in urban areas and four counties in rural areas were selected firstly, in which two districts or townships were selected; and then three communities or villages were chosen from each district and township, respectively, using the simple random sampling (SRS) method. Finally 15 269 subjects aging 15 years old or above, living in Jiangxi Province ≥6 months were randomly selected to participate in this survey from November 2013 to August 2014...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334416/investigating-causal-associations-between-use-of-nicotine-alcohol-caffeine-and-cannabis-a-two-sample-bidirectional-mendelian-randomization-study
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Karin J H Verweij, Jorien L Treur, Jacqueline M Vink
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Epidemiological studies consistently show co-occurrence of use of different addictive substances. Whether these associations are causal or due to overlapping underlying influences remains an important question in addiction research. Methodological advances have made it possible to use published genetic associations to infer causal relationships between phenotypes. In this exploratory study, we used Mendelian randomization (MR) to examine the causality of well-established associations between nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and cannabis use...
January 15, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334404/special-issue-chiroptical-spectroscopy-instrumentation-experimental-aspects-and-applications-in-memory-of-ettore-castiglioni
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Sergio Abbate, Carlo Bertucci, Lorenzo Di Bari, Gennaro Pescitelli, Nina Berova, John Caldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334272/extracellular-vesicle-mimetic-nanovesicles-transport-lncrna-h19-as-competing-endogenous-rna-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-wounds
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Shi-Cong Tao, Bi-Yu Rui, Qi-Yang Wang, Ding Zhou, Yang Zhang, Shang-Chun Guo
Diabetic wounds, one of the most enervating complications of diabetes mellitus, affect millions of people worldwide annually. Vascular insufficiency, caused by hyperglycemia, is one of the primary causes and categories of diabetic impaired wound healing. Recently, long noncoding RNA (LncRNA)-H19, which is significantly decreased in diabetes and may be crucial in triggering angiogenesis, has attracted increasing interest. The possible relationship between the decrease of LncRNA-H19 and the impairment of angiogenesis in diabetes could involve impairment of the insulin-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway via the interdiction of LncRNA-H19...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334223/a-novel-color-modulation-analysis-strategy-through-tunable-multiband-laser-for-nanoparticle-identification-and-evaluation
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Xuan Cao, Gang Lei, Jingjing Feng, Qi Pan, Xiaodong Wen, Yan He
Creating color difference and improving the color resolution in digital imaging is crucial for better application of color analy-sis. Herein, a novel color modulation analysis strategy was developed by using a homemade tunable multiband laser illumi-nation device, in which the portions of R, G, and B components of the illumination light are discretionarily adjustable, and hence the sample color could be visually modulated continuously in the RGB color space. Through this strategy, the color appearance of single gold nanorods (AuNRs) under dark-field microscopy, was migrated from the spectrally insensitive red region to the spectrally sensitive green-yellow-red region...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334214/quality-of-life-and-its-influencing-factors-of-couples-referred-to-an-infertility-center-in-shiraz-iran
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Mahsa Mansouri, Sedighe Forouhari, Tahere Poordast, Alireza Salehi
In this article which was published in Int J Fertil Steril, Vol 11, No 4, Jan-Mar 2018, on pages 293-297, the "Duration of tducation (male)" was misspelled in Table 1. The corrected one is "Duration of education (male)". In the sentence "These differences might be related to the use of a fertility-specific instrument (FertiQoL) in the study by Huppelschoten et al. (23) and the current study compared to the general QoL assessment instrument by Chachamovich et al. (24) and Rashidi et al. (15)." Which was at the page of 296 in the discussion section, the word "generic" was corrected in to "general"...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333991/evaluation-of-a-portable-gas-chromatograph-with-photoionization-detector-under-variations-of-voc-concentration-temperature-and-relative-humidity
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Jhy-Charm Soo, Eun Gyung Lee, Ryan F LeBouf, Michael L Kashon, William Chisholm, Martin Harper
The objective of this present study was to evaluate the performance of a portable gas chromatograph ─ photoionization detector (GC-PID), under various test conditions to determine if it could be used in occupational settings. A mixture of seven volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - acetone, ethylbenzene, methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene, m-xylene, p-xylene, and o-xylene - was selected because its components are commonly present in paint manufacturing industries. A full-factorial combination of four concentration levels (exposure scenarios) of VOC mixtures, three different temperatures (25˚C, 30˚C, and 35˚C), and three relative humidities (RHs; 25%, 50%, and 75%) was conducted in a full- size controlled environmental chamber...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333806/asq-3-validation-of-the-ages-and-stages-questionnaire-for-the-detection-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-argentine-children
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Ana M Romero Otalvaro, Nora Grañana, Nadia Gaeto, María de Los Á Torres, María N Zamblera, María A Vasconez, Claudia Misenta, María E Rouvier, Jane Squires
INTRODUCTION: The systematic assessment of child development in the first years of life is an essential component of pediatric health checkups. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third edition (ASQ-3) is the most validated scale, and has been recommended by the UNICEF to verify if children have a normal neurological development. It is a monitoring instrument to assess the main developmental areas, including communication, gross motor, fine motor, personal-social, and problem solving skills, and to compare the local population to the international development standards...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333700/understanding-australian-medical-student-attitudes-towards-older-people
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Mark Ag Wilson, Susan E Kurrle, Ian Wilson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to review the literature around Australian medical student attitudes towards older people. METHODS: An Ovid cross-search and SCOPUS search were performed using keywords such as 'Attitude', 'Medical Student' and 'Aged or Older or Elderly'. RESULTS: Several recent studies have investigated the attitudes of Australian medical students towards older people. Baseline attitudes at two medical schools were positive...
January 14, 2018: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333648/physical-and-social-contexts-of-physical-activity-behaviors-of-fifth-and-seventh-grade-youth
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Ruth P Saunders, Marsha Dowda, Kerry Mciver, Samantha M McDonald, Russell R Pate
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the temporal, social, and physical contexts for physical activities commonly reported in a diverse cohort of 753 boys and girls from fifth to seventh grade. METHODS: Data were obtained from a multilevel longitudinal study, the Transitions and Activity Changes in Kids. The Physical Activity Choices instrument assessed previous 5-day participation in specific physical activities and their temporal, social, and physical contexts...
February 2018: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333514/what-is-the-fate-of-artificial-urinary-sphincters-among-men-undergoing-repetitive-bladder-cancer-treatment
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S Mitchell Heiner, Boyd R Viers, Marcelino E Rivera, Brian J Linder, Daniel S Elliott
Purpose: Functional characteristics and durability of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) among patients who develop bladder cancer has been poorly characterized. We sought to evaluate AUS outcomes among patients subsequently diagnosed with bladder cancer, in order to describe device survivability when subject to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as cystoscopy, transurethral resection, and cystectomy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 1,803 male patients treated with AUS surgery at a single institution between 1983-2014...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333482/flexibility-in-the-face-of-fear-hippocampal-prefrontal-regulation-of-fear-and-avoidance
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Justin M Moscarello, Stephen Maren
Generating appropriate defensive behaviors in the face of threat is essential to survival. Although many of these behaviors are 'hard-wired', they are also flexible. For example, Pavlovian fear conditioning generates learned defensive responses, such as conditioned freezing, that can be suppressed through extinction. The expression of extinguished responses is highly context-dependent, allowing animals to engage behavioral responses appropriate to the contexts in which threats are encountered. Likewise, animals and humans will avoid noxious outcomes if given the opportunity...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333392/enhancing-sensory-perception-of-plant-based-nutraceutical-drinks-by-combining-plants-from-different-sources-a-preliminary-study-of-tea-and-ginger-blend
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Solomon Akinremi Makanjuola, Victor Ndigwe Enujiugha
Tea-ginger drink was selected for evaluation due to its nutraceutical potential. Panelists rated preference for drinks prepared from tea, ginger, and tea+ginger powder for colour, taste, and aroma. The obtained data were evaluated using analysis of variance, principal component analysis, and agglomerative hierarchical clustering. Also the colour preference scores were evaluated against instrumental colour measurements. The ginger drink had lower rating for colour preference and the tea drink had lower ratings for aroma and taste preference...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332815/single-particle-analysis-of-tio2-in-candy-products-using-triple-quadrupole-icp-ms
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S Candás-Zapico, D J Kutscher, M Montes-Bayón, J Bettmer
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) belongs to the materials that have gained great importance in many applications. In its particulate form (micro- or nanoparticles), it has entered a huge number of consumer products and food-grade TiO2, better known as E171 within the European Union, represents an important food additive. Thus, there is an increasing need for analytical methods able to detect and quantify such particles. In this regard, inductively coupled-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), in particular single particle ICP-MS (spICP-MS), has gained importance due to its simplicity and ease of use...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332787/rapid-and-interference-free-analysis-of-nine-b-group-vitamins-in-energy-drinks-using-trilinear-component-modeling-of-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-data
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Yong Hu, Hai-Long Wu, Xiao-Li Yin, Hui-Wen Gu, Rong Xiao, Li-Xia Xie, Zhi Liu, Huan Fang, Li Wang, Ru-Qin Yu
The aim of the present work was to develop a rapid and interference-free method based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for the simultaneous determination of nine B-group vitamins in various energy drinks. A smart and green strategy that modeled the three-way data array of LC-MS with second-order calibration methods based on alternating trilinear decomposition (ATLD) and alternating penalty trilinear decomposition (APTLD) algorithms was developed. By virtue of "mathematical separation" and "second-order advantage", the proposed strategy successfully solved the co-eluted peaks and unknown interferents in LC-MS analysis with the elution time less than 4...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332695/variation-of-%C3%AE-2h-%C3%AE-18o-%C3%AE-13c-in-crude-palm-oil-from-different-regions-in-malaysia-potential-of-stable-isotope-signatures-as-a-key-traceability-parameter
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Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Eng-Keng Seow, A K Mohd Omar, Ainolsyakira Mohd Rodhi, Hasnuri Mat Hassan, Japareng Lalung, Sze-Chi Lee, Baharudin Ibrahim
A total of 33 crude palm oil samples were randomly collected from different regions in Malaysia. Stable carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) was determined using Flash 2000 elemental analyzer while hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions (δ2H and δ18O) were analyzed by Thermo Finnigan TC/EA, wherein both instruments were coupled to an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The bulk δ2H, δ18O and δ13C of the samples were analyzed by Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (HCA), Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Orthogonal Partial Least Square-Discriminant Analysis (OPLS-DA)...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332683/insomnia-in-primary-care-a-study-from-india
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T S Jaisoorya, Ajit Bhalchandra Dahale, Kumar G Sunil, L Manoj, G R Gokul, K Thennarassu
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence and clinical correlates of insomnia among a sample of primary care attendees, in the state of Kerala, India. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: 7017 adult patients [18-60 years] attending 71 primary health centers selected by cluster random sampling. MEASUREMENTS: Patients were assessed for insomnia using the Insomnia Severity Index...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332514/gender-migration-and-exclusionary-citizenship-regimes-conceptualizing-transnational-abandonment-of-wives-as-a-form-of-violence-against-women
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Sundari Anitha, Anupama Roy, Harshita Yalamarty
Based on life history narratives of 57 women in India and interviews with 21 practitioners, we document the neglect, abuse, and instrumental deprivation of women's rights through the process of transnational abandonment. While gendered local sociocultural milieus and economic norms contribute to these harms, they are crucially enabled and sustained by transnational formal-legal frameworks. Widening the explanatory lens for understanding domestic violence beyond the family and community, we argue that in a globalized world, (inter)state policies serve to construct these women as a subordinate category of citizens-"disposable women"-who can be abused and abandoned with impunity...
August 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332472/statistical-primer-for-athletic-trainers-the-essentials-of-understanding-measures-of-reliability-and-minimal-important-change
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Bryan L Riemann, Monica Lininger
OBJECTIVE:   To describe the concepts of measurement reliability and minimal important change. BACKGROUND:   All measurements have some magnitude of error. Because clinical practice involves measurement, clinicians need to understand measurement reliability. The reliability of an instrument is integral in determining if a change in patient status is meaningful. DESCRIPTION:   Measurement reliability is the extent to which a test result is consistent and free of error...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332261/is-the-laser-mightier-than-the-sword-a-comparative-study-for-the-urethrotomy
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Coen Holzhauer, Anita W T M Roelofs, Arjen C Kums, Philip C Weijerman, Michael R van Balken
PURPOSE: The knife is the most common used instrument for endoscopic urethrotomy. Unfortunately, there are high recurrence rates; it is thought that a laser reduces those rates. We compared the two techniques in this retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 127 patients were operated on with the knife (KG) and for 65 patients, the laser (LG) was used. We scored the complexity of the stricture using the UREThRAL stricture score (USS) and we scored if a treatment was successful...
January 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
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