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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092795/moderate-aerobic-exercise-training-for-improving-reproductive-function-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian
This study investigated for the first time the changes in seminal markers of inflammation, oxidative stress status, semen parameters, sperm DNA integrity as well as pregnancy rate following 24weeks of moderate aerobic exercise in infertile patients. A total of 1026 sedentary men (aged 25-40years) attending the infertility clinic with history of more than one year of infertility, were screened and 419 were randomized to either exercise (EX, n=210) or non-exercise (NON-EX, n=209) groups. Exercise training favorably attenuated seminal markers of both inflammation (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α) and oxidative stress (ROS, MDA, 8-Isoprostane) as well as enhanced antioxidant defense system (SOD, catalase and TAC) (P<0...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092790/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-homeless-and-non-homeless-chinese-patients-with-psychiatric-disorders
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Xiao-Lan Cao, Yan-Nan Fu, Fu-Jun Jia, Helen F K Chiu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Cai-Lan Hou, Yong-Qiang Lin, Xiao-Bin Zhong, Xiang-Min Liu, Larina C L Yim, Yu-Tao Xiang
To date, there are no data on quality of life (QOL) and its correlates in homeless Chinese patients with psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to compare QOL between homeless and non-homeless patients with psychiatric disorders in China. A total of 278 homeless and 222 non-homeless patients matched in age and gender were consecutively recruited. Socio-demographic and clinical data were collected from medical records. A clinical interview was conducted using standardized instruments. The physical and mental QOL in both groups were lower than the normative data for Chinese general population, but there was no significant difference in any QOL domain between the two groups...
January 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092429/residents-understanding-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Paul Cooper, Morgan Hindes, Timothy M Maul, Stephen C Cook
OBJECTIVE: Medical residents are exposed to increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). While inadequate ACHD knowledge may lead to inappropriate practice, this educational deficit has not been investigated. Our aim was to analyze residents' attitudes, perceived ability, and knowledge of ACHD medicine. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: A single center, multiprogram cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 using an electronic survey to assess 472 medical residents' perceived knowledge and self-assessed skills related to ACHD medicine...
January 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092409/quantification-of-brown-and-white-adipose-tissue-based-on-gaussian-mixture-model-using-water-fat-and-t2-mri-in-adolescents
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Steve C N Hui, Jacky K L Ko, Teng Zhang, Lin Shi, David K W Yeung, Defeng Wang, Queenie Chan, Winnie C W Chu
PURPOSE: To develop a technique for the separation and quantification of brown adipose tissue (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT) using fat fraction and T2* intensity based on the Gaussian mixture model (GMM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chemical-shift water-fat and T2* images were acquired at the neck, supraclavicular, interscapular, and paravertebral regions in 24 volunteers (Obese: n = 12, female/male = 6/6, body mass index [BMI] = 31.3 ± 2.3 kg/m(2) , age = 16...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092395/intraocular-pressure-changes-following-intravitreal-melphalan-and-topotecan-for-the-treatment-of-retinoblastoma-with-vitreous-seeding
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Matthew D Karl, Jasmine H Francis, Saipriya Iyer, Brian Marr, David H Abramson
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of intravitreal chemotherapy on intraocular pressure (IOP) in children with retinoblastoma. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 10 eyes of 10 patients with retinoblastoma (7 males, 3 females, mean age: 33.6 ± 9.4 months) with vitreous seeding injected with intravitreal melphalan and topotecan. IOP was measured with Tono-pen (Reichert, Inc., Buffalo, NY) at baseline prior to injecting and then repeatedly following each intravitreal injection...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092346/differential-hypothalamic-leptin-sensitivity-in-obese-rat-offspring-exposed-to-maternal-and-postnatal-intake-of-chocolate-and-soft-drink
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M Kjaergaard, C Nilsson, A Secher, J Kildegaard, T Skovgaard, M O Nielsen, K Grove, K Raun
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Intake of high-energy foods and maternal nutrient overload increases the risk of metabolic diseases in the progeny such as obesity and diabetes. We hypothesized that maternal and postnatal intake of chocolate and soft drink will affect leptin sensitivity and hypothalamic astrocyte morphology in adult rat offspring. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed ad libitum chow diet only (C) or with chocolate and high sucrose soft drink supplement (S)...
January 16, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092308/increasing-incidence-of-crohn-s-disease-with-familial-clustering-in-the-kingdom-of-bahrain-a-25-year-population-based-study
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Najah R Zayyani, Hoda M Malaty, David Y Graham
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Crohn's disease has been increasing in developed countries; whether this trend has extended to countries in Middle East, especially in the Arab world, remains unclear. Our aim was to study the epidemiology, incidence, time trends and clustering of Crohn's disease within the population of the Kingdom of Bahrain. METHODS: A retrospective case-cohort study was conducted on patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease at Bahrain Specialist Hospital between 1990 and 2015...
January 12, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092279/association-between-long-term-blood-pressure-control-and-ten-year-progression-in-carotid-arterial-stiffness-among-hypertensive-individuals-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yacob G Tedla, Adam D Gepner, Dhananjay Vaidya, Laura Colangelo, James H Stein, Kiang Liu, Philip Greenland
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness was shown to be higher among hypertensive patients with diabetes than those without diabetes and among older than younger hypertensive patients. We examined whether the association between long-term blood pressure (BP) control and 10-year progression in carotid arterial stiffness varies by diabetes status and age. METHODS: Participants were 906 individuals with hypertension at baseline and three follow-up visits in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (mean age 63...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092242/-prehospital-emergency-care-injuries-from-external-causes-in-a-region-of-venezuela
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Rafael Herrera, Daniel Bastidas, Everilda Arteaga, Gilberto Bastidas
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, approximately 3 500 000 people die every year as a result of injuries from external causes, in Venezuela these arte the third leading cause of overall morbidity. Nevertheless, in the country there are no records of the defining aspects of prehospital emergency care as a tool to address this socio-health problem, the aim of this investigation. METHODS: A descriptive, transversal, field study based on the information recorded daily for a year paramedics was performed...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092195/serum-bdnf-levels-in-patients-with-gambling-disorder-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-gambling-disorder-and-iowa-gambling-task-indices
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Sam-Wook Choi, Young-Chul Shin, Jung Yeon Mok, Dai-Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi, Samuel Suk-Hyun Hwang
Background and aims Gambling disorder (GD) shares many similarities with substance use disorders (SUDs) in clinical, neurobiological, and neurocognitive features, including decision-making. We evaluated the relationships among, GD, decision-making, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as measured by serum BDNF levels. Methods Twenty-one male patients with GD and 21 healthy sex- and age-matched control subjects were evaluated for associations between serum BDNF levels and the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI), as well as between serum BDNF levels and Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) indices...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092194/maladaptive-perfectionism-as-mediator-among-psychological-control-eating-disorders-and-exercise-dependence-symptoms-in-habitual-exerciser
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Sebastiano Costa, Heather A Hausenblas, Patrizia Oliva, Francesca Cuzzocrea, Rosalba Larcan
Background and aims The current study examined the mediating role of maladaptive perfectionism among parental psychological control, eating disorder symptoms, and exercise dependence symptoms by gender in habitual exercisers. Methods Participants were 348 Italian exercisers (n = 178 men and n = 170 women; M age = 20.57, SD = 1.13) who completed self-report questionnaires assessing their parental psychological control, maladaptive perfectionism, eating disorder symptoms, and exercise dependence symptoms...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092188/a-longitudinal-study-of-factors-explaining-attitude-change-towards-gambling-among-adolescents
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Ståle Pallesen, Daniel Hanss, Helge Molde, Mark D Griffiths, Rune Aune Mentzoni
Background and aims No previous study has investigated changes in attitudes toward gambling from under legal gambling age to legal gambling age. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate attitudinal changes during this transition and to identify predictors of corresponding attitude change. Methods In all 1239 adolescents from a national representative sample participated in two survey waves (Wave 1; 17.5 years; Wave 2; 18.5 years). Results From Wave 1 to Wave 2 the sample became more acceptant toward gambling...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092168/associations-between-at-risk-alcohol-use-substance-use-and-smoking-with-lipohypertrophy-and-lipoatrophy-among-patients-living-with-hiv
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Marisela Noorhasan, Daniel Drozd, Carl Grunfeld, Joe Merrill, Greer Burkholder, Michael J Mugavero, James H Willig, Amanda Willig, Karen L Cropsey, Kenneth Mayer, Aaron Blashill, Matthew Mimiaga, Mary E McCaul, Heidi Hutton, Geetanjali Chander, William C Matthews, Sonia Napravnik, Joseph J Eron, Katerina Christopoulos, Rob Fredericksen, Robin Nance, Joseph Chris Delaney, Paul Crane, Michael Saag, Mari M Kitahata, Heidi Crane
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between lipohypertrophy and lipoatrophy and illicit drug use, smoking, and at-risk alcohol use among a large diverse cohort of persons living with HIV (PLWH) in clinical care. METHODS: 7,931 PLWH at 6 sites across the US completed 21,279 clinical assessments including lipohypertrophy and lipoatrophy, drug/alcohol use, physical activity level, and smoking. Lipohypertrophy and lipoatrophy were measured using the FRAM body morphology instrument and associations were assessed with generalized estimating equations...
January 16, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092147/should-serum-calcitonin-be-routinely-measured-in-patients-presenting-with-thyroid-nodule
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William P Tormey, Brendan Byrne, Arnold D Hill, Mark Sherlock, Christopher J Thompson
BACKGROUND: The European Thyroid Association recommends serum calcitonin measurement in thyroid nodule cases. In contrast, the American Thyroid Association is ambivalent. In this institution, thyroid nodules cases are subject to a multidisciplinary evaluation of the clinical history and examination, ultrasound and scintigraphy, CT scan and sometimes MRI scan, biochemistry and histopathology of biopsies. We report on the current use of plasma calcitonin measurements in the context of changing practice which has not included screening of all thyroid nodules...
January 13, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092144/exergaming-boxing-versus-heavy-bag-boxing-are-these-equipotent-for-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Maziah Mat Rosly, Hadi Mat Rosly, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis, Ruby Husain
BACKGROUND: Current strategies for increased physical activity and exercise in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) face many challenges with regards to maintaining their continuity of participation. Barriers cited often include problems with accessing facilities, mundane, monotonous or boring exercises and expensive equipment that is often not adapted for wheelchair users. AIM: To compare the physiological responses and user preferences between conventional heavy bag boxing against a novel form of video game boxing, known as exergaming boxing...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091737/impact-of-pelvic-fractures-on-the-early-clinical-outcomes-of-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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K Almahmoud, R Pfeifer, K Al-Kofahi, A Hmedat, W Hyderabad, F Hildebrand, A B Peitzman, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: Pelvic fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality following injury. We sought to study the impact of pelvic fractures on the clinical course and outcomes of trauma patients with a pelvic fracture in comparison to patients with similar injury severity without pelvic fracture to identify potential parameters to track patients' clinical course post-injury. METHODS: A cohort of 206 consecutive blunt trauma survivors, studied over a 5-year period in a level I trauma center of which 75 patients (36...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091734/level-of-conus-medullaris-termination-in-adult-population-analyzed-by-kinetic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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An Liu, Kaixiang Yang, Daling Wang, Changqing Li, Zhiwei Ren, Shigui Yan, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the change of conus medullaris termination (CMT) level in neutral, flexion and extension positions and to analyze the effects of age and gender on the CMT level. METHODS: The midline sagittal T2-weighted kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI) study of 585 patients was retrospectively reviewed to identify the level of CMT. All patients were in an upright position. A straight line perpendicular to the long axis of the cord was drawn from the tip of the cord and then subtended to the adjacent vertebra or disk space...
January 16, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091440/nocturnal-enuresis-in-school-aged-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-any-relationship-with-hyposthenuria
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C I Eneh, A N Ikefuna, H U Okafor, S N Uwaezuoke
BACKGROUND: Reports show that children with sickle-cell anemia (SCA) have a tendency for nocturnal enuresis when compared with their counterparts with normal hemoglobin. Although nocturnal enuresis in SCA has been attributed to several factors including tubular and even bladder dysfunction, its relationship with hyposthenuria has been questioned in some studies. AIM: The study aims to determine the relationship of hyposthenuria with nocturnal enuresis seen in school-aged children with SCA...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091436/acute-kidney-injury-in-lagos-pattern-outcomes-and-predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality
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B T Bello, A A Busari, C O Amira, Y R Raji, R W Braimoh
CONTEXT: The pattern of acute kidney injury (AKI) differs significantly between developed and developing countries. AIMS: The aim of th study was to determine the pattern and clinical outcomes of AKI in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective review of hospital records of all patients with a diagnosis of AKI over a 20-month period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Records of 54 patients were reviewed. Information retrieved included, bio-data, etiology of AKI, results of laboratory investigations, and patient outcomes...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091431/determinants-of-quality-of-life-among-community-dwelling-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-path-analysis
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End Ekechukwu, J O Ikrechero, A O Ezeukwu, A V Egwuonwu, L Umar, U M Badaru
CONTEXT: Recent advancement in technology and medical care has resulted in an increase not only in disability arising from spinal cord injury (SCI) but also its attendant challenges such as poor quality of life (QoL). AIM: To test a theoretical model of predictors of QoL among persons with SCI. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Study was conducted in the South Eastern Nigeria. A longitudinal study design was employed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 64 persons with SCI discharged from in-hospital admission participated in this study...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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