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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055207/hormonal-contraceptive-use-in-smokers-prevalence-of-use-and-associations-with-smoking-motives
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Alicia M Allen, Kim Lundeen, Lynn E Eberly, Sharon S Allen, Mustafa al'Absi, Myra Muramoto, Dorothy Hatsukami
INTRODUCTION: While endogenous sex hormones influence smoking-related outcomes, little is known about the role of hormonal contraceptives (HCs). This is despite dated estimates suggesting that HC use is prevalent among female smokers. Therefore, we sought to update estimates of the prevalence of HC use among female smokers and explore the association of HC use with various smoking motives (SMs). METHODS: This online cross-sectional survey recruited female smokers between the ages of 18-35...
October 13, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055165/development-of-tripe-palms-and-soles-in-a-patient-with-long-pre-existing-systemic-mastocytosis-and-newly-developed-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hanna Bonnekoh, Tatevik Ohanyan, Dido Lenze, Karoline Krause, Marcus Maurer, Torsten Zuberbier, Frank Siebenhaar
A 71-year old woman with systemic mastocytosis presented to our department with an apoplectic insult one year ago and a 100 pack year smoking history. Skin manifestation of mastocytosis had started at the age of 50 years accompanied by a substantial increase of serum tryptase since the age of 60. Bone marrow involvement was confirmed 16 years later. Therapy of mastocytosis included antihistamines, montelukast, sodium cromoglycate, and PUVA therapy, all with limited success. This article is protected by copyright...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055048/adolescent-obesity-and-adult-male-breast-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-1-382-093-men
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Lital Keinan-Boker, Hagai Levine, Adi Leiba, Estela Derazne, Jeremy D Kark
Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for 1% of all breast cancer. Adult obesity and tallness are risk factors for MBC, but the role of adolescent fatness is largely unknown. We aimed to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) in adolescence and the incidence of MBC in a large cohort of 16-19 year-old Israeli males. 1,382,093 Jewish Israeli males aged 16-19 who underwent anthropometric measurements, a General Intelligence Test (GIT) and other examinations during 1967-2011, were followed up to 31.12...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055022/the-addition-of-a-developmental-factor-unc-62-to-already-long-lived-worms-increases-lifespan-and-healthspan
#4
Dror Sagi
Aging is a complex trait that is affected by multiple genetic pathways. A relatively unexplored approach is to manipulate multiple independent aging pathways simultaneously in order to observe their cumulative effect on lifespan. Here, we report the phenotypic characterization of a strain with changes in five aging pathways: 1) mitochondrial ROS production, 2) innate immunity, 3) stress response, 4) metabolic control and 5) developmental regulation in old age. The quintuply-modified strain has a lifespan that is 160% longer than the transgenic control strain...
October 20, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054736/bidirectional-associations-between-adolescents-sexual-behaviors-and-psychological-well-being
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Raquel Nogueira Avelar E Silva, Daphne van de Bongardt, Laura Baams, Hein Raat
PURPOSE: Assessing bidirectional longitudinal associations between early sexual behaviors (≤16.0 years) and psychological well-being (global self-esteem, physical self-esteem, depression) among 716 adolescents, and the direct and buffering effect of parent-adolescent relationship quality. METHODS: We used data from Project STARS (Studies on Trajectories of Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality), a longitudinal study on adolescent sexual development in the Netherlands...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054535/adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-aging
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Theresa Mau, Raymond Yung
Adipose tissue has traditionally been viewed as an organ of interest within studies of obesity and diet-associated metabolic disorders. However, as studies reveal the role white adipose tissue plays as an energy storage, a lipid metabolism site, and an adipokine secretor, it has become recognized as an organ of importance for metabolic health in both the young obese and the old obese. Within the realms of aging research, the pursuit of senolytics has taken the field's spotlight, where the clearance of senescent cells has shown to attenuate aspects of age-related disorders...
October 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054413/a-2-bp-deletion-in-the-mitochondrial-atp-6-gene-responsible-for-the-narp-neuropathy-ataxia-and-retinitis-pigmentosa-syndrome
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Patrick Mordel, Stéphane Schaeffer, Quentin Dupas, Marie-Alice Laville, Marion Gérard, Françoise Chapon, S Allouche
Mitochondrial (mt) DNA-associated NARP (neurogenic muscle weakness, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa) syndrome is due to mutation in the MT-ATP6 gene. We report the case of a 18-year-old man who presented with deafness, a myoclonic epilepsy, muscle weakness since the age of 10 and further developed a retinitis pigmentosa and ataxia. The whole mtDNA analysis by next-generation sequencing revealed the presence of the 2 bp microdeletion m.9127-9128 del AT in the ATP6 gene at 82% heteroplasmy in muscle and to a lower load in blood (10-20%) and fibroblasts (50%)...
October 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054326/development-and-validation-of-the-comprehensive-praxis-assessment-for-children-aged-6-8
#8
Shao-Hsia Chang, Nan-Ying Yu
This study examined the psychometric properties of motor praxis using a large school-based sample of children (n=239). We developed and evaluated the construct validity of a motor praxis assessment using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). A model with four latent variables was evaluated for goodness of fit. CFA established that the scale was multifactorial and supported the four-factor model (motor imagery, verbal gesture production, imitative gesture production and knowledge of object-use). The internal consistency, inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of the praxis assessment mostly demonstrated good to excellent results for the full scale and the subscales...
October 17, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054189/development-of-a-diagnosis-model-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Hongzeng Xu, Zhiying Duan, Chi Miao, Song Geng, Yuanzhe Jin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to develop a coronary artery disease (CAD) prediction model that optimally estimates the pre-test probability of CAD for patients suspected of CAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective, multi-centre study included 7360 consecutive patients (4678 men, 57.87±11.42 years old; 2682 women, 61.60±9.58 years old) who underwent coronary angiography for evaluation of CAD. A prediction model was fitted for diagnosis of CAD with the help of eight significant risk factors including sex, age, smoking status, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, serum creatinine and angina...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054118/efficacy-of-laryngectomy-alone-for-treatment-of-locally-advanced-laryngeal-cancer-a-stage-and-subsite-specific-survival-analysis
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Brian P Cervenka, Shyam Rao, D Gregory Farwell, Arnaud F Bewley
OBJECTIVE: Total laryngectomy is a well-established treatment for locally advanced laryngeal cancer. Evidence for the benefit of post-operative radiotherapy after laryngectomy in patients with locally advanced primaries and N0 or N1 nodal disease is limited. This study aims to determine whether total laryngectomy alone is adequate therapy for certain patient subgroups with locally advanced laryngeal cancer. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective survival analysis of patients in the surveillance epidemiology and end results (SEER) database with locally advanced laryngeal cancer between 2004-2012...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053973/duration-of-moderate-to-vigorous-daily-activity-is-negatively-associated-with-slow-walking-speed-independently-from-step-counts-in-elderly-women-aged-75-years-or-over-a-cross-sectional-study
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Takuji Adachi, Yuji Kono, Kotaro Iwatsu, Yuko Shimizu, Sumio Yamada
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed 1) to examine whether objectively measured duration of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was associated with slow walking speed, independent from step counts, in elderly women aged 75 or over (old-old) and 2) to determine a possible cut-off value for duration of MVPA related to slow walking speed. METHODS: Participants were 350 community-dwelling old-old women. Slow walking speed was defined as usual walking speed <1.0m/s...
October 12, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053913/morphological-changes-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-prevalence-and-characteristics-a-clinic-and-ultrasonographic-study-in-a-series-of-19-804-patients-over-25-years-old
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Hugo F G Martins, Alexandra Mayer, Paulo Batista, Fátima Soares, Vanessa Almeida, Ana Júlia Pedro, Victor Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the internal carotid arteries (McICA) are frequently found during cervical ultrasound studies. However, McICA's etiology remains controversial. During this study, the prevalence and demographic characteristics of McICA such as kinking, coiling or looping, identified by Doppler ultrasound, were analysed and its relationship with vascular risk factors and stroke was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by analysing 19,804 patients between Jan 2000 and Jun 2012 who were submitted to cervical ultrasonographic study...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053899/peptidergic-nerve-fibers-in-the-urethra-morphological-and-neurochemical-characteristics-in-female-mice-of-reproductive-age
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Christine M Barry, Esther Ji, Harman Sharma, Pauline Yap, Nicholas J Spencer, Dusan Matusica, Rainer V Haberberger
BACKGROUND: Peptidergic nerve fibers provide important contributions to urethral function. Urethral innervation of female mice is not well documented. AIMS: To determine the distribution and projection sites of nerve fibers immunoreactive for vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the urethra of wild-type control mice and compare innervation characteristics between the proximal and distal urethra of young nullipara and older multipara mice...
October 20, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053876/blood-hematological-and-biochemical-constituents-antioxidant-enzymes-immunity-and-lymphoid-organs-of-broiler-chicks-supplemented-with-propolis-bee-pollen-and-mannan-oligosaccharides-continuously-or-intermittently
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Y A Attia, H Al-Khalaifah, M S Ibrahim, A E Abd Al-Hamid, M A Al-Harthi, A El-Naggar
This study investigate the effect of bee pollen (BP) and/or propolis (Pro) as an alternative to Mannan oligosaccharides (Bio-MOS, a hydrolyzed yeast with natural and artificial flavors Alltech Inc) when given continuously or intermittently on antioxidant enzymes, immunity, weight and morphology of lymphoid organs of broilers. Thus, 324 unsexed one-day-old Arbor Acres broilers were randomly distributed into nine treatment groups, each replicated 6 times of 6 birds per replicate. The chicks were kept in wire cages and fed the same basal diet and were submitted to the following treatments: control without supplementation (control) or supplemented with BP at 300 mg, Pro at 300 mg, BP+Pro at 300 mg each and Bio-MOS at 0...
October 10, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053857/uv-reflection-properties-of-plumage-and-skin-of-domesticated-turkeys-meleagris-gallopavo-f-dom-as-revealed-by-uv-photography
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T Bartels, J-H Lütgeharm, M Wähner, J Berk
Reflection and fluorescence properties of feathered and non-feathered body regions of white- and bronze-colored fattening turkeys of various ages were examined by ultraviolet (UV) photography. The examinations were carried out on 20 white-feathered fattening turkeys (B.U.T. 6; 10 males, 10 females) and 20 bronze-feathered fattening turkeys (Grelier 708; 10 males, 10 females) over a period of 21 weeks. The turkeys were photographed once a wk under long-wave UV (UVA) radiation illumination (λ = 344-407 nm) using a digital camera...
October 5, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053831/effect-of-dietary-fiber-levels-on-performance-gizzard-development-intestinal-morphology-and-nutrient-utilization-in-meat-ducks-from-1-to-21-days-of-age
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H Y Han, K Y Zhang, X M Ding, S P Bai, Y H Luo, J P Wang, Q F Zeng
The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of dietary fiber levels on growth performance, gizzard development, intestinal morphology, and nutrient utilization in Cherry Valley meat ducks. In total, 720 1-day-old ducklings were fed with starter diets (120 ducklings, 8 pens of 15 ducklings, on each diet) containing 6 levels of crude fiber (CF, 1.46, 3.09, 4.15, 6.18, 7.52, and 9.03%, based on analysis) for 21 d. Then, on d 22, ducks fed all of the starter diets were transferred to a grower diet (containing 4% CF) to examine the residual effect of starter dietary fiber levels until 35 d...
October 10, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053772/the-effect-of-increased-alcohol-availability-on-alcohol-related-health-problems-up-to-the-age-of-42-among-children-exposed-in-utero-a-natural-experiment
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Emelie Thern, David Carslake, George Davey Smith, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen
Aim: To examine whether exposure to increased alcohol availability in utero is associated with later alcohol-related health problems. Method: Register-linked population-based longitudinal study using data from a natural experiment setting, including 363 286 children born 1965-71. An experimental alcohol policy change was piloted in two regions of Sweden in 1967-68, where access to strong beer increased for 16-20 year old. Children exposed in utero to the policy change were compared to children born elsewhere in Sweden (excluding a border area), and to children born before and after the policy change...
October 19, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053741/the-importance-of-propolis-in-alleviating-the-negative-physiological-effects-of-heat-stress-in-quail-chicks
#18
Gamal M K Mehaisen, Rania M Ibrahim, Adel A Desoky, Hosam M Safaa, Osama A El-Sayed, Ahmed O Abass
Heat stress is one of the most detrimental confrontations in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, causing considerable economic losses in poultry production. Propolis, a resinous product of worker honeybees, possesses several biological activities that could be used to alleviate the deleterious effects of high environmental temperature on poultry production. The current study was aimed at evaluating the effects of propolis supplementation to Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) diets on the production performance, intestinal histomorphology, relative physiological and immunological parameters, and selected gene expression under heat stress conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053649/oral-and-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-young-adults-a-retrospective-study-in-granada-university-hospital
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P Cariati, A Cabello-Serrano, M Perez-de Perceval-Tara, F Monsalve-Iglesias
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate and analyze the clinical features and outcomes of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in patients < 45-years old in our center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using the records of patients diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal SCC between 1998 and 2011 in the University Hospital of Granada (Spain). The analysis identified 33 patients with oral and oropharyngeal SCC with an age of <45 years...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053375/the-structure-of-challenging-parenting-behavior-and-associations-with-anxiety-in-dutch-and-australian-children
#20
Mirjana Majdandžić, Rebecca S Lazarus, Frans J Oort, Cathy van der Sluis, Helen F Dodd, Talia M Morris, Wieke de Vente, Yulisha Byrow, Jennifer L Hudson, Susan M Bögels
Challenging parenting behavior (CPB), a novel construct involving active physical and verbal behaviors that encourage children to push their limits, has been identified as a potential buffer against child anxiety. This study aimed to (a) evaluate the measurement invariance of the Challenging Parenting Behavior Questionnaire (CPBQ4-6) across Dutch and Australian mothers and fathers of preschoolers, (b) examine differences in levels of CPB across mothers and fathers and across countries, and (c) examine whether parents' CPB predicts less child anxiety symptoms and disorders...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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