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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793084/subthreshold-depression-among-diabetes-patients-in-beijing-cross-sectional-associations-among-sociodemographic-clinical-and-behavior-factors
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Dandan Wang, Lintao Shi, Leling Li, Xiaohui Guo, Yufeng Li, Yuan Xu, Shinan Yin, Qiaozhen Wu, Yu Yang, Xiaoming Zhuang, Yingli Gai, Quanmin Li, Yanjun Liu
BACKGROUND: This study explores the prevalence of subthreshold depression (SubD) and its association with factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 808 outpatients with T2DM from ten hospitals in Beijing between September 2015 and January 2016. All participants completed the Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9) to evaluate depressive status, with scores between 5 and 14 considered SubD. Conditional logistic regression was conducted to investigate the variables associated with SubD in T2DM patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792472/effects-of-exercise-on-experimentally-manipulated-craving-for-cannabis-a-preliminary-study
#2
Sandy D Wilson, R Lorraine Collins, Mark A Prince, Paula C Vincent
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, and craving for cannabis is related to cannabis use. Exercise has been demonstrated to reduce craving for substances. To examine the effects of exercise on cannabis craving, we conducted a 3-week within-subject crossover experiment. Young-adult men (n = 35) and women (n = 11), age 18-25 years (M = 20.76, SD = 1.68), who regularly (≥3 times per week) used cannabis participated in a cue exposure paradigm to stimulate craving. After each of three separate craving inductions, they completed a 10-min bout of exercise that varied in intensity (rest, moderate, vigorous)...
May 24, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792471/sex-differences-in-the-anorexigenic-effects-of-dexfenfluramine-and-amphetamine-in-baboons
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Richard W Foltin, Suzette M Evans
The anorexigenic effects of intramuscular d-amphetamine HCl (0.06-0.50 mg/kg) and dexfenfluramine HCl (0.25-2.0 mg/kg) were determined in experimentally naïve baboons. A group of 8 adult male baboons was tested prior to a group of 7 adult female baboons. A 120-min session occurred at 9:00 a.m. during which baboons could respond for food pellets. Drug was given 30 min prior to the 9:00 a.m. morning session. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., baboons had a 6-hr multiple-meal session during which they could have up to 4 food pellet meals...
May 24, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791833/maternal-and-postnatal-high-fat-diets-with-high-6-3-ratios-affect-the-reproductive-performance-of-male-offspring-in-the-mouse
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S Bianconi, G Stutz, M R Solís, A C Martini, L M Vincenti, M F Ponzio, E Luque, C Avendaño, P Quiroga, M E Santillán
High-fat diets (HFDs) are an acknowledged risk factor for male subfertility, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study we compared the effects of two HFDs with different ω6:ω3 ratios, one enriched with soy oil (SOD; ω6:ω3=9.62) and another enriched with sunflower oil (SFOD; ω6:ω3=51.55), with those of a commercial diet (CD; ω6:ω3=19.87), supplied from pregnancy to adulthood, on morphometric parameters and reproductive performance in adult male mice (recommended ω6:ω3 for rodents=1-6)...
May 24, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791690/impact-of-two-early-treatment-protocols-for-anterior-dental-crossbite-on-children-s-quality-of-life
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Cristina Batista Miamoto, Leandro Silva Marques, Lucas Guimarães Abreu, Saul Martins Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of two early treatment protocols for anterior dental crossbite on children's quality of life. METHODS: Thirty children, 8 to 10 years of age, with anterior dental crossbite, participated in this study. Individuals were divided into two groups: Group 1 - 15 children undergoing treatment with an upper removable appliance with digital springs; Group 2 - 15 children undergoing treatment with resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement bite pads on the lower first molars...
January 2018: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791599/ultra-short-term-heart-rate-variability-during-resistance-exercise-in-the-elderly
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G P T Arêas, F C R Caruso, R P Simões, V Castello-Simões, R B Jaenisch, T O Sato, R Cabiddu, R Mendes, R Arena, A Borghi-Silva
Despite the appeal of ultra-short-term heart rate variability (HRV) methods of analysis applied in the clinical and research settings, the number of studies that have investigated HRV by analyzing R-R interval (RRi) recordings shorter than 5 min is still limited. Moreover, ultra-short-term HRV analysis has not been extensively validated during exercise and, currently, no indications exist for its applicability during resistance exercise. The aim of the present study was to compare ultra-short-term HRV analysis with standard short-term HRV analysis during low-intensity, dynamic, lower limb resistance exercise in healthy elderly subjects...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791465/predictors-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-middle-aged-women
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Isly L de Barros, Laura Costa, Bento Bezerra, Rafael Gomes, Natanael Morais, Célia M C Strunz, Moacir Novaes, Otávio C E Gebara, Rodrigo Pinto Pedrosa, José C Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Traditional strategies for primary cardiovascular prevention have been insufficient in reducing the high rates of coronary ischemic events in women, probably because these women are often stratified into low-risk groups. However, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. We hypothesized that carotid atherosclerosis (CA) is common in middle-aged women. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated asymptomatic peri- and post-menopausal women with no cardiovascular diseases or the use of hormone therapy from two gynecologic clinics...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790447/data-driven-process-to-improve-va-surgical-flow
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Balmatee Bidassie, William Gunnar, Leigh Starr, George Van Buskirk, Lisa Warner, Clifford Anckaitis, Angela Howard
Purpose During years 2014-2016, Veterans Health Administration National Surgery Office conducted a surgical flow improvement initiative (SFII) to assist low-performing surgery programs to improve their operating room efficiency (ORE). The initiative was co-sponsored by VHA National Surgery Office and VHA Office of Systems Redesign and Improvement. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach An SFII algorithm, based on first-time-start (FTS), cancellation rate (CR), lag time (LT) and OR utilization, assigned an ORE performance Level (1-low to 4-high) to each VA Medical Center (VAMC)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790254/chemsex-and-new-hiv-diagnosis-in-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-attending-sexual-health-clinics
#9
M Pakianathan, W Whittaker, M J Lee, J Avery, S Green, B Nathan, A Hegazi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyse associations between chemsex and new HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) accessing sexual health clinics. METHODS: A retrospective case note review was carried out for all GBMSM attending two London sexual health clinics between 1 June 2014 and 31 July 2015. RESULTS: Chemsex status was documented for 1734 of 1840 patients...
May 22, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789336/illness-identity-a-novel-predictor-for-healthcare-use-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#10
Liesbet Van Bulck, Eva Goossens, Koen Luyckx, Leen Oris, Silke Apers, Philip Moons
BACKGROUND: To optimize healthcare use of adults with congenital heart disease, all important predictors of healthcare utilization should be identified. Clinical and psychological characteristics (eg, age and depression) have been found to be associated with healthcare use. However, the concept of illness identity, which assesses the degree to which congenital heart disease is integrated into one's identity, has not yet been investigated in association with healthcare use. Hence, the purpose of the study is to examine the predictive value of illness identity for healthcare use...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789222/risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-adolescents-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nur Ezza Fazleen, Maxine Whittaker, Abdullah Mamun
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest reproductive disorder in women and is closely associated with the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to describe the risk of MetS in adolescent with PCOS to help diagnosing and preventing of morbidity and mortality later in life. METHODS: Pubmed, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and other sources were searched for metabolic syndrome in adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome using PRISMA guidelines (Moher et al...
March 16, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788842/veno-arterio-venous-ecmo-for-septic-cardiomyopathy-a-single-centre-experience
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Dominik J Vogel, Josie Murray, Adam Z Czapran, Luigi Camporota, Nicholas Ioannou, Chris I S Meadows, Peter B Sherren, Kathleen Daly, Nigel Gooby, Nicholas Barrett
INTRODUCTION: The role of extracorporeal support for patients with septic shock remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of our single-centre experience with veno-arterio-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VAV ECMO) in adult patients with severe respiratory failure and septic cardiomyopathy. Clinical data was extracted from electronic medical records including a dedicated ECMO referral and follow-up database. RESULTS: Twelve patients were commenced on VAV ECMO for septic cardiomyopathy for a median of four days (IQR 3...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788740/multiparametric-mri-analysis-of-morphologico-functional-features-of-dcis-correlation-with-grade-of-nuclear-atypia
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V Lehotska, K Rauova, L Vanovcanova
The aim was to analyze morphologico-functional characteristics of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in breast MRI to assess signs correlating with the degree of nuclear atypia. From 636 malignant lesions, 114 were DCIS (17.92%): 44 cases of high-grade (38.60%), 37 intermediate (32.45%), 33 low-grade (28.95%). MRI characteristics - T2 signal intensity (SI), shape, margins, contrast enhancement, peripheral/ductal enhancement, kinetic curve, presence of restriction of diffusion were correlated with the nuclear grade of DCIS...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788109/primary-graft-failure-after-cardiac-transplantation-prevalence-prognosis-and-risk-factors
#14
David Prieto, Pedro M Correia, Manuel Batista, Manuel J Antunes
OBJECTIVES: Primary graft failure (PGF) is a common and devastating complication, despite the advances in perioperative treatment. We aim to evaluate the prevalence of PGF and its impact on survival and to explore associated risk factors. METHODS: From November 2003 through December 2015, 290 patients submitted to cardiac transplantation were classified into non-PGF (243; 84%) and PGF (47; 16%) groups. The characteristics of the recipients were similar regarding age (54...
May 19, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788079/long-term-ambient-temperature-and-externalizing-behaviors-in-adolescents
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Diana Younan, Lianfa Li, Catherine Tuvblad, Jun Wu, Fred Lurmann, Meredith Franklin, Kiros Berhane, Rob McConnell, Anna H Wu, Laura A Baker, Jiu-Chiuan Chen
The climate-violence relationship has been debated for decades, and yet most of the supportive evidence came from ecological or cross-sectional analyses with very limited long-term exposure data. We conducted an individual-level, longitudinal study to investigate the association between ambient temperature and externalizing behaviors of urban-dwelling adolescents. Participants (n = 1,287) of the Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior Study were examined in 2000-2012 (aged 9-18 years) with repeated assessments of their externalizing behaviors (aggression; delinquency)...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787905/heavy-metal-pollution-caused-by-small-scale-metal-ore-mining-activities-a-case-study-from-a-polymetallic-mine-in-south-china
#16
Zehang Sun, Xiande Xie, Ping Wang, Yuanan Hu, Hefa Cheng
Although metal ore mining activities are well known as an important source of heavy metals, soil pollution caused by small-scale mining activities has long been overlooked. This study investigated the pollution of surface soils in an area surrounding a recently abandoned small-scale polymetallic mining district in Guangdong province of south China. A total of 13 tailing samples, 145 surface soil samples, and 29 water samples were collected, and the concentrations of major heavy metals, including Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb, and Se, were determined...
May 19, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786866/characterization-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-pathogen-inactivated-and-quarantine-plasma-in-routine-use-for-treatment-of-acquired-immune-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#17
R Herbrecht, M Ojeda-Uribe, D Kientz, C Fohrer, A Bohbot, O Hinschberger, K-L Liu, E Remy, C Ernst, J-S Lin, L Corash, J P Cazenave
BACKGROUND: Auto-immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a morbid multi-organ disorder. Cardiac involvement not recognized in initial disease descriptions is a major cause of morbidity. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) requires exposure to multiple plasma donors with risk of transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI). Pathogen inactivation (PI) with amotosalen-UVA, the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma (IBSP) is licensed to reduce TTI risk. METHODS: An open-label, retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of quarantine plasma (QP) and IBSP in TTP and defined treatment emergent cardiac abnormalities...
May 21, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786647/health-disparities-score-composite-of-youth-and-parent-dyads-from-an-obesity-prevention-intervention-icook-4-h
#18
Melissa D Olfert, Makenzie L Barr, Rebecca L Hagedorn, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Sarah E Colby, Kendra K Kattelmann, Adrienne A White
iCook 4-H is a lifestyle intervention to improve diet, physical activity and mealtime behavior. Control and treatment dyads (adult primary meal preparer and a 9⁻10-year-old youth) completed surveys at baseline and 4, 12, and 24 months. A Health Disparity (HD) score composite was developed utilizing a series of 12 questions (maximum score = 12 with a higher score indicating a more severe health disparity). Questions came from the USDA short form U.S. Household Food Security Survey (5), participation in food assistance programs (1), food behavior (2), level of adult education completed (1), marital status (1), and race (1 adult and 1 child)...
May 22, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786537/complete-two-year-follow-up-with-formal-non-inferiority-testing-on-primary-outcomes-of-the-aida-trial-comparing-the-absorb-bioresorbable-scaffold-with-the-xience-drug-eluting-metallic-stent-in-routine-pci
#19
Ruben Yannick G Tijssen, Robin P Kraak, Sjoerd H Hofma, Rene J van der Schaaf, Karin Arkenbout, Auke Weevers, Joelle Elias, Ivo M van Dongen, Karel T Koch, Jan Baan, Marije Vis, Robbert J de Winter, Jan J Piek, Jan G P Tijssen, Jose P S Henriques, Joanna J Wykrzykowska
AIMS: The aim of this report of the AIDA trial is to provide full two-year outcomes for the primary endpoint of target vessel failure (TVF) and an update on device thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: AIDA was a single-blind, multicentre, investigator-initiated, non-inferiority, randomised (1:1) clinical trial. At complete two-year follow-up, the primary endpoint of TVF had occurred in 100 patients in the Absorb BVS arm versus 90 patients in the XIENCE EES arm (HR 1...
May 22, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786050/diagnostic-performance-of-intestinal-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#20
Bo-Jian Peng, Chuang-Yu Cao, Wei Li, Yong-Jian Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Yu-Qiang Nie, Yan-Wen Cao, Yu-Yuan Li
Background: Increasing evidence has supported the link of intestinal Fusobacterium nucleatum infection to colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the value of F. nucleatum as a biomarker in CRC detection has not been fully defined. In order to reduce the random error and bias of individual research, this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of intestinal F. nucleatum in CRC patients and provide evidence-based data to clinical practice. Methods: An article search was performed from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases up to December 2017, using the following key words: "Fusobacterium nucleatum", "Fusobacterium spp...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
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