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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786877/morphomic-malnutrition-score-a-standardized-screening-tool-for-severe-malnutrition-in-adults
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Christopher Lee, Erica Raymond, Brian A Derstine, Joshua M Glazer, Rebecca Goulson, Avinash Rajasekaran, Jill Cherry-Bukowiec, Grace L Su, Stewart C Wang
BACKGROUND: Granular diagnostic criteria for adult malnutrition are lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study uses analytic morphomics to define the Morphomic Malnutrition Score (MMS), a robust screening tool for severe malnutrition. METHODS: The study population (n = 643) consisted of 2 cohorts: 1) 124 emergency department patients diagnosed with severe malnutrition by a registered dietitian (RD) and an available computed tomography (CT) scan within 2 days of RD evaluation, and 2) 519 adult kidney donor candidates to represent a healthy cohort...
May 22, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785962/age-related-blood-pressure-sensitivity-to-aldosterone-in-blacks-and-whites
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Wanzhu Tu, Ruohong Li, Vivek Bhalla, George J Eckert, J Howard Pratt
Aldosterone sensitivity, defined as the magnitude of the association of plasma aldosterone concentration with blood pressure (BP), seems to be a function of plasma volume. It increases as plasma renin activity decreases, and it is more significant in blacks but less so in whites. Age is a strong determinant of BP, and an increase in aldosterone sensitivity could contribute to the increase in BP. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that aldosterone sensitivity increases with age. We used observational data collected from normotensive blacks and whites enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
May 21, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785879/blood-and-hair-mercury-concentrations-among-cree-first-nations-of-eeyou-istchee-quebec-canada-time-trends-prenatal-exposure-and-links-to-local-fish-consumption
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Susannah Ripley, Elizabeth Robinson, Louise Johnson-Down, Anne Andermann, Pierre Ayotte, Michel Lucas, Evert Nieboer
To describe exposure to methylmercury among Cree, focusing on women of childbearing age, we used data from 2 studies. Multiple regression was employed to examine associations between blood and hair mercury concentrations and consumption of locally harvested fish. Approximately 9.9% of non-pregnant women aged 15-44 y and 3.9% of pregnant women required follow-up according to Health Canada's blood mercury guidance value of 40 nmol/L. 8% of hair mercury observations in the non-pregnant women and 2.5% among pregnant women exceeded the equivalent threshold of 10 nmol/g...
December 2018: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785727/body-composition-profiling-in-the-uk-biobank-imaging-study
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Jennifer Linge, Magnus Borga, Janne West, Theresa Tuthill, Melissa R Miller, Alexandra Dumitriu, E Louise Thomas, Thobias Romu, Patrik Tunón, Jimmy D Bell, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the value of imaging-based multivariable body composition profiling by describing its association with coronary heart disease (CHD), type 2 diabetes (T2D), and metabolic health on individual and population levels. METHODS: The first 6,021 participants scanned by UK Biobank were included. Body composition profiles (BCPs) were calculated, including abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), thigh muscle volume, liver fat, and muscle fat infiltration (MFI), determined using magnetic resonance imaging...
May 22, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784960/some-like-it-hot-sex-determination-in-turtles
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Linda Koch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784807/oocyte-stage-specific-effects-of-mtor-determine-granulosa-cell-fate-and-oocyte-quality-in-mice
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Jing Guo, Teng Zhang, Yueshuai Guo, Tao Sun, Hui Li, Xiaoyun Zhang, Hong Yin, Guangyi Cao, Yaoxue Yin, Hao Wang, Lanying Shi, Xuejiang Guo, Jiahao Sha, John J Eppig, You-Qiang Su
MTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) is a widely recognized integrator of signals and pathways key for cellular metabolism, proliferation, and differentiation. Here we show that conditional knockout (cKO) of Mtor in either primordial or growing oocytes caused infertility but differentially affected oocyte quality, granulosa cell fate, and follicular development. cKO of Mtor in nongrowing primordial oocytes caused defective follicular development leading to progressive degeneration of oocytes and loss of granulosa cell identity coincident with the acquisition of immature Sertoli cell-like characteristics...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784546/complexity-of-the-medication-regimen-for-polypathological-patients
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L Bellostas-Muñoz, J Díez-Manglano
OBJECTIVE: To determine the complexity of the therapeutic regimen for polypathological patients hospitalised in internal medicine departments. METHODS: A multicentre observational study included polypathological patients hospitalised in internal medicine departments. Patients who were readmitted or died were excluded. Data were collected on age, sex, residence, disease, Charlson, Barthel and Lawton-Brody indices, Pfeiffer questionnaire, Gijón scale, number of hospitalisations in the previous year, delirium, need for and availability of caregivers and the PROFUND index score...
May 18, 2018: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784156/lower-ocular-pulse-amplitude-with-dynamic-contour-tonometry-is-associated-with-biopsy-proven-giant-cell-arteritis
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Edsel Ing, Christian Pagnoux, Felix Tyndel, Arun Sundaram, Seymour Hershenfeld, Paul Ranalli, Shirley Chow, Tran Le, Carla Lutchman, Susan Rutherford, Kay Lam, Harleen Bedi, Nurhan Torun
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) from Pascal dynamic contour tonometry in predicting the temporal artery biopsy (TABx) result in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). DESIGN: Prospective validation study. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 50 years or older who underwent TABx from March 2015 to April 2017. METHODS: Subjects on high-dose glucocorticoids more than 14 days or without serology before glucocorticoid initiation were excluded...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784080/how-can-university-sexual-health-promotion-events-reach-those-most-at-risk-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthew E Dunn, Merryn McKinnon
Background: The rate of notifications of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australians has increased dramatically, especially in those aged 16-30 years. This age bracket, typical of university students, is the most likely to report multiple sexual partners in the previous year. Individuals who have sex with multiple partners in a year have a significantly increased chance of contracting an STI, making them an important audience for sexual health promotion. This study aimed to determine how university sexual health promotion events can better reach this higher-risk subset of the population...
May 22, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783973/erythrocyte-microrna-sequencing-reveals-differential-expression-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Kira Groen, Vicki E Maltby, Rodney A Lea, Katherine A Sanders, J Lynn Fink, Rodney J Scott, Lotti Tajouri, Jeannette Lechner-Scott
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of knowledge concerning erythrocytes in the aetiology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) despite their potential to contribute to disease through impaired antioxidant capacity and altered haemorheological features. Several studies have identified an abundance of erythrocyte miRNAs and variable profiles associated with disease states, such as sickle cell disease and malaria. The aim of this study was to compare the erythrocyte miRNA profile of relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients to healthy sex- and age-matched controls...
May 21, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783970/risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-with-urolithiasis-primary-report-of-a-single-center-cohort
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Li Yongzhi, Yan Shi, Liu Jia, Liu Yili, Zhu Xingwang, Gong Xue
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is very common in patients with urolithiasis, which makes the treatment of urolithiasis complicated, even dangerous. The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors for UTI in patients with urolithiasis. METHODS: Eight hundred six patients with urolithiasis were retrospectively evaluated in the fourth affiliated hospital of China Medical University. All patients admitted to the study were divided into either a UTI infection group or a non-infection group...
May 21, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783882/level-of-cultural-self-efficacy-of-colombian-nursing-professionals-and-related-factors
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Raquel Herrero-Hahn, Juan Guillermo Rojas, Rafael Montoya-Juárez, María Paz García-Caro, César Hueso-Montoro
PURPOSE: To describe the level of cultural self-efficacy of Colombian nursing professionals and determine the main influencing factors. METHOD: A descriptive, analytical cross-sectional study was conducted in 211 nursing professionals selected by systematic random sampling for a finite population, using the Colombian version of the Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale. After descriptive statistical analysis, nonparametric tests were applied to determine between-variable associations, followed by multiple linear regression analysis...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783761/the-guppy-sex-chromosome-system-and-the-sexually-antagonistic-polymorphism-hypothesis-for-y-chromosome-recombination-suppression
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REVIEW
Deborah Charlesworth
Sex chromosomes regularly evolve suppressed recombination, distinguishing them from other chromosomes, and the reason for this has been debated for many years. It is now clear that non-recombining sex-linked regions have arisen in different ways in different organisms. A major hypothesis is that a sex-determining gene arises on a chromosome and that sexually antagonistic (SA) selection (sometimes called intra-locus sexual conflict) acting at a linked gene has led to the evolution of recombination suppression in the region, to reduce the frequency of low fitness recombinant genotypes produced...
May 19, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783652/pituitary-gonadal-thyroid-hormones-and-endocrine-disruptors-in-pre-and-postmenopausal-nigerian-women-with-er-pr-and-her-2-positive-and-negative-breast-cancers
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Olulope Ajayi, Mabel Charles-Davies, John Anetor, Adeyinka Ademola
Breast cancer is broadly sub-divided into hormone responsive and non-hormone responsive subtypes. Estradiol has been associated with hormone responsive breast cancers. There is, however, a paucity of information on the role of sex hormones, gonadotropins, and thyroid hormone in non-hormone responsive breast cancer. This study aimed to determine differences in the serum levels of sex hormones, gonadotropins, thyroid hormones, and endocrine disruptors (lead, cadmium, and arsenic) in Nigerian women with hormone responsive and non-hormone responsive breast cancers...
May 18, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783219/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-cholelithiasis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-by-gender
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Natalya I Dyakiv-Koreiba
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Today, diabetes is considered a factor that provokes the development of bile duct disease. Cholelithiasis is associated with such risk factors as aging, high body mass index, female sex, genetic predisposition, alcohol abuse, high concentration of triglycerides and cholesterol, low density lipoprotein in blood plasma The aim of the work is to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of the pathology of the gall bladder in patients with type 2 diabetes, depending on the sex...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783179/staged-crime-scene-determination-by-handling-physical-and-digital-evidence-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Francesco Lupariello, Serena Curti, Janet Barber Duval, Giovanni Abbattista, Giancarlo Di Vella
Geberth in 2006 stated that "staging is a conscious criminal action on the part of an offender to thwart an investigation." In the present paper two crime scenes staged by handling digital evidence are reported. The first case involves a 50-year-old woman who had been living with the offender for three years before he murdered her at the end of their relationship. He staged the scene as a sex-related crime committed by an unknown perpetrator. The second case concerns a young woman who was found dead in Southern Italy in January 2004 with a gunshot on the forehead...
May 16, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782842/paraoxonase-1-pon1-l55m-among-common-variants-in-the-coding-region-of-the-paraoxonase-gene-family-may-contribute-to-the-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes
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Abdolkarim Mahrooz, Mohammad Bagher Hashemi-Soteh, Masoud Heydari, Ruzbeh Boorank, Fatemeh Ramazani, Ali Mahmoudi, Anvarsadat Kianmehr, Ahad Alizadeh
OBJECTIVE: Genome studies have shown that the genes encoding paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and PON2 are associated with glucose metabolism. The goal of this study was to simultaneously evaluate the association between functional variants in PON1 and PON2 genes and susceptibility for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and determine whether they can affect glycemic control. METHODS: We performed a case-control study with 145 newly diagnosed patients with T2D and 148 controls. The common variants including PON1-Q192R, PON1-L55M and PON2-S311C were genotyped by PCR-based RFLP...
May 18, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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/29782819/analytical-performance-of-an-immunoassay-to-measure-proenkephalin
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Leslie J Donato, Jeffrey W Meeusen, John C Lieske, Deborah Bergmann, Andrea Sparwaßer, Allan S Jaffe
BACKGROUND: Endogenous opioids, enkephalins, are known to increase with acute kidney injury. Since the mature pentapeptides are unstable, we evaluated the performance of an assay that measures proenkephalin 119-159 (PENK), a stable peptide formed concomitantly with mature enkephalins. METHODS: PENK assay performance was evaluated on two microtiterplate/chemiluminescence sandwich immunoassay formats that required 18 or 1 h incubation times. PENK concentration was measured in plasma from healthy individuals to establish a reference interval and in patients with varied levels of kidney function and comorbidities to assess the association with measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) using iothalamate clearance...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
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
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