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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783279/bone-area-histomorphometry
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Janna M Andronowski, Christian Crowder
Quantifying the amount of cortical bone loss is one variable used in histological methods of adult age estimation. Measurements of cortical area tend to be subjective and additional information regarding bone loss is not captured considering cancellous bone is disregarded. We describe whether measuring bone area (cancellous + cortical area) rather than cortical area may improve histological age estimation for the sixth rib. Mid-shaft rib cross-sections (n = 114) with a skewed sex distribution were analyzed...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783221/hygienic-assessment-of-different-forms-of-physical-education-lessons-organization-in-primary-school
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Oleksandra S Kondratiuk, Maria M Korshun, Sergii I Garkavyi, Sergii S Garkavyi, Liudmyla A Stasiuk, Olena V Dema, Olga O Sokolovska
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Different forms of physical education lessons organization, including swimming classes were introduced in education process without studying of its healthsaving effectiveness. The aim of this study was hygienic assessment of different forms of physical education lessons organization in primary school. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted in two schools with different organization of physical education lessons...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783200/blood-lead-and-cadmium-levels-in-preschool-children-and-associated-risk-factors-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Kelly Polido Kaneshiro Olympio, Júlia Prestes da Rocha Silva, Agnes Soares da Silva, Vanessa Cristina de Oliveira Souza, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, Fernando Barbosa, Maria Regina Alves Cardoso
In Brazil, there are scarce data on lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) contamination, especially for more vulnerable populations such as preschool children. In this paper, we answer two questions: (1) What are the exposure levels of lead and cadmium in preschool children, in Sao Paulo, Brazil? and (2) What are the risk factors associated with this exposure? This cross-sectional study included 50 day care centers (DCCs), totaling 2463 children aged 1-4 years. Venous blood samples were analyzed by ICP-MS. Questionnaires were administered to the parents...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783090/inter-and-intra-disciplinary-collaboration-and-patient-safety-outcomes-in-u-s-acute-care-hospital-units-a-cross-sectional-study
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Chenjuan Ma, Shin Hye Park, Jingjing Shang
BACKGROUND: Collaboration among healthcare providers has been considered a promising strategy for improving care quality and patient outcomes. Despite mounting evidence demonstrating the impact of collaboration on outcomes of healthcare providers, there is little empirical evidence on the relationship between collaboration and patient safety outcomes, particularly at the patient care unit level. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to identify the extent to which interdisciplinary collaboration between nurses and physicians and intradisciplinary collaboration among nurses on patient care units are associated with patient safety outcomes...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783065/participation-in-daily-life-influence-on-quality-of-life-in-ambulatory-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Jaclyn Omura, Molly Fuentes, Kristie Bjornson
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition which affects children and has an impact on social and physical activity, as well as participation in daily life. Participation and quality of life are two important measures of successful rehabilitation that have not been well studied in children with cerebral palsy. OBJECTIVE: To report levels of participation and examine the relationship of participation to quality of life (QOL) in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) DESIGN: Secondary analysis, cross-sectional cohort study SETTING: Regional pediatric specialty care center PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 128 ambulatory children with CP, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I-III, age 2-9 years INTERVENTIONS: Not Applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL); Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H); Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment and Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation (CAPE/APCP)...
May 18, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782937/health-disparities-among-children-with-asthma-in-the-u-s-by-place-of-residence
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Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram Ghushchyan, Abhishek Kavati, Prakash Navaratnam, Howard S Friedman, B Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Children residing in poor-urban areas may have greater asthma morbidity. It is unclear if this is due to individual characteristics like race and ethnicity or place of residence. OBJECTIVE: Assess indicators of control and treatment by residence. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of children (aged 1-17) in the 2000-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Indicators of poor control included use of > 3 canisters of short-acting beta agonist (SABA) in 3 months, asthma attack, and Emergency Department (ED) or inpatient (IP) visit during the year...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782827/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-mild-chronic-renal-failure-in-hiv-infected-patients-influence-of-female-gender-and-antiretroviral-therapy
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Marina Pontello Cristelli, Joan Carles Trullàs, Federico Cofán, Naira Rico, Christian Manzardo, Juan Ambrosioni, Josep Lluis Bedini, Asunción Moreno, Fritz Diekmann, Jose Maria Miro
BACKGROUND: In people living with HIV, much is known about chronic kidney disease, defined as a glomerular filtration rate under 60mL/min. However, there is scarce data about prevalence and risk factors for milder impairment (60-89mL/min). OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to assess the influence of sex, antiretroviral therapy, and classical risk factors on the occurrence of mild decreased renal function in a large Spanish cohort of HIV-infected patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional, single center study, including all adult HIV-1-infected patients under antiretroviral treatment with at least two serum creatinine measures during 2014, describing the occurrence of and the risk factors for mildly decreased renal function (eGFR by CKD-EPI creatinine equation of 60-89mL/min)...
May 18, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782632/prevalence-of-clinically-validated-primary-causes-of-end-stage-renal-disease-esrd-in-a-state-capital-in-northeastern-brazil
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Luana Rodrigues Sarmento, Paula Frassinetti Castelo Branco Camurça Fernandes, Marcelo Ximenes Pontes, Daniel Barros Santos Correia, Victhor Castelo Branco Chaves, Cecília Ferreira de Araújo Carvalho, Tiago Lima Arnaud, Matheus Henrique Seixas Dos Santos, Livia Cristina Barros Barreto, Larissa Alves Alexandre Moliterno
INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of validated primary causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is extremely relevant in the realm of public health. The literature lacks validated studies on the primary causes of ESRD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of the causes of ESRD in a State Capital in Northeastern Brazil. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on the analysis of medical records of patients on hemodialysis at five specialized centers in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil...
May 17, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782548/dyslipidemia-among-rural-and-urban-hiv-patients-in-south-east-malawi
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Alemayehu Amberbir, Victor Singano, Alfred Matengeni, Zahra Ismail, Gift Kawalazira, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet D Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout
BACKGROUND: While dyslipidemia importantly contributes to increased cardiovascular disease risk among patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), data on lipid patterns among African adults on ART are limited. We describe the prevalence of lipid abnormalities and associated factors in two HIV clinics in Malawi. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 2014 and enrolled adult patients at a rural and an urban HIV clinic in Zomba district, Malawi. We recorded patient characteristics, CVD risk factors and anthropometric measurements, using the WHO STEPS validated instrument...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782531/discrimination-and-distress-among-afghan-refugees-in-northern-california-the-moderating-role-of-pre-and-post-migration-factors
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Qais Alemi, Carl Stempel
This study investigates the effect of perceived discrimination on the mental health of Afghan refugees, and secondly, tests the distress moderating effects of pre-migration traumatic experiences and post-resettlement adjustment factors. In a cross-sectional design, 259 Afghans completed surveys assessing perceived discrimination and a number of other factors using scales developed through inductive techniques. Multivariable analyses consisted of a series of hierarchical regressions testing the effect of perceived discrimination on distress, followed by a sequential analysis of moderator variables...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782505/are-pension-types-associated-with-happiness-in-japanese-older-people-jages-cross-sectional-study
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Ichiro Sasaki, Katsunori Kondo, Naoki Kondo, Jun Aida, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takashi Kusumi, Naoya Sueishi, Yuichi Imanaka
BACKGROUND: Although many previous studies have examined the determinants of happiness in older adults, few have investigated the association between pension types and happiness. When compared to other conventional socioeconomic indicators, pension types may be more indicative of long-term socioeconomic status as they can reflect a person's job history over their life course. This study examined the association between pension types and happiness in Japanese older people. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study were used to analyze the association between pension types and happiness...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782477/sociodemographic-factors-affecting-the-disease-acceptance-and-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Joanna Rosińczuk, Aleksandra Pytel, Aleksandra Kołtuniuk
PURPOSE: Parkinson's disease (PD) significantly affects functioning of patients, thereby lowering their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of sociodemographic variables on illness acceptance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic PD. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional research study. METHODS: The study was conducted with 50 patients with PD. The diagnostic survey method was applied for the purposes of this study with the use of the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire, the Acceptance of Illness Scale, and a study-specific demographic questionnaire that included questions about sociodemographic data...
May 19, 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782426/nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-changes-are-associated-with-the-presence-and-severity-of-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease
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Joana Caetano, Filipe S Paula, Marta Amaral, Susana Oliveira, José D Alves
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) changes with the presence and severity of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of 48 systemic sclerosis patients (21 patients with ILD). The NVC characteristics considered were capillary organization, capillary loss (CL), avascular areas, enlarged and giant capillaries, hemorrhages, abnormally shaped capillaries, edema, and intermittent flux...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782389/development-of-a-novel-self-administered-cognitive-assessment-tool-and-normative-data-for-older-adults
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Raphael J Monsch, Amélie C Burckhardt, Manfred Berres, Alessandra E Thomann, Michael M Ehrensperger, Luzius A Steiner, Nicolai Goettel
BACKGROUND: Preexisting cognitive impairment in surgical patients is one of the leading risk factors for adverse cognitive outcomes such as postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. We developed a self-administered tablet computer application intended to assess the individual risk for adverse postoperative cognitive outcomes. This cross-sectional study aimed to establish normative data for the tool. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers aged 65 years and above were administered the Mini-Mental State Examination, Geriatric Depression Scale, and Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease-Neuropsychological Assessment Battery to assess cognitive health...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782329/longitudinal-fmri-study-of-language-recovery-after-a-left-hemispheric-ischemic-stroke
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Rodolphe Nenert, Jane B Allendorfer, Amber M Martin, Christi Banks, Jennifer Vannest, Scott K Holland, Kimberly W Hart, Christopher J Lindsell, Jerzy P Szaflarski
BACKGROUND: Recovery from stroke-induced aphasia is typically protracted and involves complex functional reorganization. The relative contributions of the lesioned and non-lesioned hemispheres to this process have been examined in several cross-sectional studies but longitudinal studies involving several time-points and large numbers of subjects are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to address the gaps in the literature by longitudinally studying the evolution of post-stroke lateralization and localization of language-related fMRI activation in the first year after single left hemispheric ischemic stroke...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782311/the-independent-associations-of-physical-activity-and-sleep-with-cognitive-function-in-older-adults
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Ryan S Falck, John R Best, Jennifer C Davis, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests physical activity (PA) and sleep are important for cognitive health; however, few studies examining the role of PA and sleep for cognitive health have measured these behaviors objectively. OBJECTIVE: We cross-sectionally examined whether 1) higher PA is associated with better cognitive performance independently of sleep quality; 2) higher sleep quality is associated with better cognitive performance independently of PA; and 3) whether higher PA is associated with better sleep quality...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782296/sexual-behaviors-attitudes-and-knowledge-about-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-cross-sectional-study-in-romania
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Alecsandra Iulia Grad, Simona Corina Senilă, Rodica Cosgarea, Alexandru Dumitru Tataru, Stefan Cristian Vesa, Mihaela Laura Vica, Horea Vladi Matei, Loredana Ungureanu
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are serious public health problems. Little is known about sex knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behaviors among young adults in Romania; an effective preventive campaigns should be based on an appropriate understanding of these factors. The aim of the present study was to obtain data about sexual behavior, attitudes, and knowledge about STIs among university students aged 18-25 in Romania. 3872 persons completed an internet-based questionnaire, advertised on Facebook, regarding sexual behavior, attitudes, and knowledge about STIs from January 28 to February 28, 2016...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782268/-lipid-blood-profile-in-old-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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S V Topolyanskaya, O N Vakulenko, T A Eliseeva, N A Balyasnikova, G A Kalinin, L M Kupina, N V Strizhova
PURPOSE: to assess prevalence of dyslipidemia in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) older than 75 years as well as to evaluate possible associations between serum lipids and various cardiovascular and other diseases in these patients. METHODS: We enrolled in this cross sectional study 555 hospitalized IHD patients aged 75-98 years (mean age 86.8 years, 74.5 % women). Levels of lipids (total cholesterol [TC], triglycerides [TG], low and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDLC, HDLC]) were measured by enzyme method on the biochemistry analyzer Konelab 60i...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782257/-deficit-of-magnesium-and-states-of-hypercoagulation-intellectual-analysis-of-data-obtained-from-a-sample-of-patients-aged-18-50-years-from-medical-and-preventive-facilities-in-russia
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O A Gromova, I Y Torshin, Z D Kobalava, M A Sorokina, S V Villevalde, S A Galochkin, I V Gogoleva, O N Gracheva, T R Grishina, A N Gromov, E Y Egorova, A G Kalacheva, S I Malyavskaya, I A Meraĭ, V A Semenov
The states characterized by pronounced hypercoagulable components (deep vein thrombosis, cardio- and cerebro-vascular pathologies) are caused by multiple pathophysiological factors, including insufficient supply of magnesium (Mg) and other micronutrients. AIM: to present results of analysis of the Institute of Microelements Data Base (IMDB) performed from point of view of interrelationships of Mg deficit and hypercoagulable states in adults treated in medico-preventive facilities of Central, Northwestern, Northern, and Siberian federal districts of Russia...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782212/national-impact-of-the-epec-pediatrics-enhanced-train-the-trainer-model-for-delivering-education-on-pediatric-palliative-care
#20
Kimberley Widger, Joanne Wolfe, Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Jason D Pole, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Stephen Liben, Mark Greenberg, Eric Bouffet, Harold Siden, Amna Husain, James A Whitlock, Myra Leyden, Adam Rapoport
BACKGROUND: Lack of pediatric palliative care (PPC) training impedes successful integration of PPC principles into pediatric oncology. OBJECTIVES: We examined the impact of an enhanced implementation of the Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Pediatrics (EPEC® -Pediatrics) curriculum on the following: (1) knowledge dissemination; (2) health professionals' knowledge; (3) practice change; and (4) quality of PPC. DESIGN: An integrated knowledge translation approach was used with pre-/posttest evaluation of care quality...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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