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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330336/postpartum-modern-contraceptive-use-and-associated-factors-in-northern-ethiopia
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Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra, Abebaw Addis Gelagay
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum period is a critical period to address high unmet needs of family planning and to reduce the risks of closely spaced pregnancies. However, contraception during extended postpartum period has given less emphasis concerning contraceptive practice in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess postpartum modern contraceptive use and associated factors among postpartum women in Northern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based cross sectional study was done from March to April, 2015...
March 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330291/optimization-of-culture-conditions-by-response-surface-methodology-and-unstructured-kinetic-modeling-for-bioactive-metabolite-production-by-nocardiopsis-litoralis-vsm-8
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Ushakiranmayi Managamuri, Muvva Vijayalakshmi, Sudhakar Poda, V S Rama Krishna Ganduri, R Satish Babu
Response surface methodology-based central composite design on five variables incubation time, pH, temperature, sucrose concentration, and soya peptone concentration was employed for optimization of the production of bioactive compounds by Nocardiopsis litoralis strain VSM 8. The main quadratic effects and interactions of the five variables on the production of bioactive metabolites were investigated. A second-order polynomial model produced a satisfied fit for experimental data with regard to the production of the bioactive metabolites...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330239/optimization-of-protease-production-from-surface-modified-coffee-pulp-waste-and-corncobs-using-bacillus-sp-by-ssf
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Selvam Kandasamy, Govarthanan Muthusamy, Senthilkumar Balakrishnan, Senbagam Duraisamy, Selvankumar Thangasamy, Kamala-Kannan Seralathan, Sudhakar Chinnappan
The aim of the study was to identify new sources of substrate from agro-industrial waste for protease production using Bacillus sp., a local bacteria isolated from an agro-waste dumping site. The strain was identified as Bacillus sp. BT MASC 3 by 16S rRNA sequence followed by phylogenic analysis. Response surface methodology-based Box-Behnken design (BBD) was used to optimize the variables such as pH, incubation time, coffee pulp waste (CPW) and corncob (CC) substrate concentration. The BBD design showed a reasonable adjustment of the quadratic model with the experimental data...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330140/statistical-based-optimization-and-scale-up-of-siderophore-production-process-on-laboratory-bioreactor
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S S Shaikh, S J Wani, R Z Sayyed
We report the enhanced production of siderophore in succinate medium by applying two-stage statistical approach, i.e., Plackett-Burman design and response surface methodology (RSM) using central composite design (CCD). In the first stage of optimization, out of 11 variable components of succinate medium, succinic acid, pH and temperature were found as significant components that influenced the siderophore production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa RZS9. The second stage of RSM using CCD consisted of optimizing the concentrations of the variables...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329948/-evaluation-of-estimation-of-prevalence-ratio-using-bayesian-log-binomial-regression-model
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W L Gao, H Lin, X N Liu, X W Ren, J S Li, X P Shen, S L Zhu
To evaluate the estimation of prevalence ratio (PR) by using bayesian log-binomial regression model and its application, we estimated the PR of medical care-seeking prevalence to caregivers' recognition of risk signs of diarrhea in their infants by using bayesian log-binomial regression model in Openbugs software. The results showed that caregivers' recognition of infant' s risk signs of diarrhea was associated significantly with a 13% increase of medical care-seeking. Meanwhile, we compared the differences in PR's point estimation and its interval estimation of medical care-seeking prevalence to caregivers' recognition of risk signs of diarrhea and convergence of three models (model 1: not adjusting for the covariates; model 2: adjusting for duration of caregivers' education, model 3: adjusting for distance between village and township and child month-age based on model 2) between bayesian log-binomial regression model and conventional log-binomial regression model...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329928/-acute-effect-of-air-pollutants-carbon-monoxide-and-ozone-on-myocardial-infarction-mortality-in-ningbo
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X J Qian, G X Li, T F He, H Li, J Huang, G Z Xu, X B Guo, L Li
Objective: To explore the effect of carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone (O(3)) in the air on the myocardial infarction mortality in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, from 2011 to 2015. Methods: The data of daily air quality surveillance and the causes of deaths in Ningbo from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 were collected and the time series study using a generalized additive model was conducted to evaluate the relationship between the mortality of myocardial infarction and the air pollutants after adjustment for the long-term trend of death, weather conditions," days of the week" and other confounding factors...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329926/-acute-effect-of-fine-particulate-matters-on-daily-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-seven-cities-of-china
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R M Liang, P Yin, L J Wang, Y C Li, J M Liu, Y N Liu, J L You, J L Qi, M G Zhou
Objective: To explore the effect of fine particulate matters with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM(2.5)) on daily cardiovascular disease mortality in seven cities of China. Methods: Daily average concentrations of PM(2.5), cardiovascular disease mortality data and environmental data were collected from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 in seven cities of China, including Shijiazhuang, Haerbin, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xi' an. We linked generalized additive model with Quasi-Poisson distribution to evaluate the association between daily concentrations of PM(2...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329896/characterizing-literacy-and-cognitive-function-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Lynn M Yee, Leslie A Kamel, Zara Quader, Priya V Rajan, Shaneah M Taylor, Rachel O'Conor, Michael S Wolf, Melissa A Simon
Objective The objective of this study was to characterize health literacy and cognitive function in a diverse cohort of pregnant women. Methods Pregnant and postpartum women underwent in-depth assessments of health literacy/numeracy and the cognitive domains of verbal ability, working memory, long-term memory, processing speed, and inductive reasoning. Differences by demographic characteristics and gestational age were assessed using chi-square tests and multivariable logistic regression. Results In this cohort of pregnant (N = 77) or postpartum (N = 24) women, 41...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329858/cystatin-c-and-the-risk-of-frailty-and-mortality-in-older-men
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Allyson Hart, Terri L Blackwell, Misti L Paudel, Brent C Taylor, Eric S Orwoll, Peggy M Cawthon, Kristine E Ensrud
Background: This study examines the association between cystatin C (cysC) levels and risks of progression of frailty status or death in older men. Methods: Prospective study of 2,613 men without overt frailty aged 67 years and older enrolled in the MrOS ancillary sleep study. Baseline measurements included serum cysC, serum creatinine, and frailty status. Repeat frailty status, performed an average of 3.4 years later, was assessed as an ordinal outcome of robust, intermediate stage (prefrail), frail or dead...
November 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329844/the-influence-of-exercise-on-cognitive-function-in-older-hispanic-latino-adults-results-from-the-%C3%A2-caminemos-study
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Lissette M Piedra, Flavia C D Andrade, Rosalba Hernandez, Seth William Boughton, Laura Trejo, Catherine A Sarkisian
Purpose of the Study: We examined the prospective effect of an evidence-based exercise intervention (¡Caminemos!) on cognitive function among older Hispanic/Latino adults and the potential synergistic effects (if any) of an attribution-retraining intervention given to a random sample to counter negative ascriptions of the aging process. Design and Methods: We analyzed baseline and follow-up (1- and 2-year) data collected from Hispanics/Latinos ≥60 years (N = 571) who participated in ¡Caminemos! across 27 senior centers...
March 15, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329816/subjective-cognitive-decline-correlates-with-depression-symptoms-and-not-with-concurrent-objective-cognition-in-a-clinic-based-sample-of-older-adults
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Zvinka Z Zlatar, Martha Muniz, Douglas Galasko, David P Salmon
Objectives: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is common in older adults; however, its utility in clinic-based samples remains controversial given its strong associations with mood symptoms. Methods: Five hundred nineteen individuals aged 60-95 with a wide range of cognitive performance scores were referred by community health clinics for brief screening of cognitive complaints. Linear regression models examined the cross-sectional associations between SCD (5-item self-reported questions), symptoms of depression (Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]), and concurrent objective cognitive performance (Cognitive Composite) adjusting for demographics...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329813/widowhood-and-alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-use-among-older-adults-in-india
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Jessica M Perkins, Hwa-Young Lee, Jong-Koo Lee, Jongho Heo, Aditi Krishna, Sugy Choi, You-Seon Nam, Juhwan Oh, S V Subramanian
Objective: We sought to assess how widowhood among older adults in India was associated with alcohol consumption, smoking, and use of chewing tobacco or other drugs. Method: Data were collected in 2011 from 9,852 adults aged 60 and older from seven regionally diverse states in India. Regression analyses provided estimates of the relationship between widowhood and having smoked cigarettes, consumed alcohol, or used chewed tobacco or other drugs in the past month among men, adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic factors...
October 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329793/oral-disease-and-3-year-incidence-of-frailty-in-mexican-older-adults
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Roberto Carlos Castrejón-Pérez, Aida Jiménez-Corona, Eduardo Bernabé, Antonio R Villa-Romero, Elise Arrivé, Jean-François Dartigues, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo, S Aída Borges-Yáñez
Background: Poor oral health has been associated with some components of frailty. The objective of this study was to identify the association between clinical measures of oral health and the incidence of frailty among community-dwelling older adults aged 70 or older in Mexico City. Methods: A 3-year cohort study with a probabilistic representative sample of home-dwelling elders of one district of Mexico City was performed. Baseline and follow-up interview and oral clinical evaluations were carried out by standardized examiners in participants' homes...
October 25, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329787/circulating-estrogen-levels-and-self-reported-health-and-mobility-limitation-in-community-dwelling-men-of-the-framingham-heart-study
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Guneet Kaur Jasuja, Thomas G Travison, Joanne M Murabito, Maithili N Davda, Adam J Rose, Shehzad Basaria, Andrea Coviello, Ramachandran S Vasan, Ralph D'Agostino, Shalender Bhasin
Background: Self-rated health is a commonly used global indicator of health status. Few studies have examined the association of self-rated health and mobility with estrone and estradiol in men. Accordingly, we determined the cross-sectional, incident, and mediating relations between circulating estrone and estradiol levels with self-rated health, mobility limitation, and physical performance in community-dwelling men. Methods: The cross-sectional sample included 1,148 men, who attended Framingham Offspring Study Examinations 7 and 8...
October 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329746/genotyping-platelet-activation-and-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-two-pieces-of-the-puzzle-of-clopidogrel-resistance
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Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Eleni Kokkou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Sotiris Tsalamandris, Marina Zaromitidou, Stamatios Kioufis, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Spyridon Defteros, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis
OBJECTIVES: Individual platelet responses to antiplatelet therapy depend on genetic, cellular, and clinical factors. CYP2C19 and P2Y12 receptor polymorphisms are implicated in platelet responses to antiplatelet treatment. We aimed to evaluate the impact of CYP2C19 and C34T P2Y12 genotyping on platelet reactivity and cardiovascular outcome in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on clopidogrel treatment. METHODS: We enrolled 408 patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) receiving aspirin and clopidogrel (75 mg/day) 1 month after PCI...
March 22, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329736/delay-in-renal-hemodynamic-response-to-a-meat-meal-in-severe-obesity
#16
Pietro Anastasio, Davide Viggiano, Miriam Zacchia, Claudia Altobelli, Giovambattista Capasso, Natale Gaspare De Santo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Little information is available about the tubular functions and the renal adjustments that take place in obese subjects after a protein meal. How the excess fat may affect renal response to dietary proteins is currently only partially understood. This paper aims to address (i) whether severe obesity, in the absence of other comorbidities, is responsible of kidney dysfunction at either the glomerular or the tubular level and (ii) whether it compromises renal adaptations to a large protein meal...
March 23, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329672/vitamin-d-and-skin-aging
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Merel A Hamer, Raymond Noordam, Luba M Pardo, Diana Van Heemst, David A Gunn, Tamar Nijsten
BackgroundThe relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and different phenotypes of skin aging (e.g., wrinkles, pigmented spots, telangiectasia, perceived age) is unclear. We investigated the association between vitamin D levels and skin aging phenotypes in middle-aged participants from the Rotterdam Study (RS) and Leiden Longevity Study (LLS).MethodsStandardized facial photographs were taken of North-European participants from the RS (N=3,831; 58.2% female, median age 66.5) and the LLS (N=661; 50.5% female, median age 63...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329671/trends-of-skin-cancer-incidence-following-transplantation-in-the-united-states
#18
Sarah T Arron
BackgroundSkin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTR), no study has estimated the post-transplant population-based incidence in the US. The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and evaluate the predictors of post-transplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTR receiving a primary transplant in 2003 or 2008...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329668/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-us-adults
#19
Derek Y Hsu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening disorders. The incidences, mortality and cost of SJS and TEN in US adults are not well-characterized. We analyzed data from the 2009-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US. SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were identified by a validated algorithm using ICD-9- CM codes. The mean incidences of SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were 9.3, 1.6, and 1.9 per million people per year, respectively...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329667/serious-infections-are-on-the-rise-in-us-inpatients-with-psoriasis
#20
Derek Y Hsu
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with immune dysregulation and use of systemic immunosuppressive treatments that may predispose toward serious infections. We sought to determine the rates of serious infections in hospitalized patients with psoriasis. We analyzed data from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. Psoriasis was determined by a validated algorithm using ICD-9-CM codes. In multivariate logistic regression models adjusting for socio-demographics, psoriasis was associated with multiple serious infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (odds ratio [95% confidence intervals] 1...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
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