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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636200/functional-impairment-an-unmeasured-marker-of-medicare-costs-for-postacute-care-of-older-adults
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S Ryan Greysen, Irena Stijacic Cenzer, W John Boscardin, Kenneth E Covinsky
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of preadmission functional impairment on Medicare costs of postacute care up to 365 days after hospital discharge. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Health and Retirement Study (HRS). PARTICIPANTS: Nationally representative sample of 16,673 Medicare hospitalizations of 8,559 community-dwelling older adults from 2000 to 2012. MEASUREMENTS: The main outcome was total Medicare costs in the year after hospital discharge, assessed according to Medicare claims data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635524/serology-and-protein-electrophoresis-for-evidence-of-exposure-to-12-mink-pathogens-in-free-ranging-american-mink-neovison-vison-in-argentina
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Pablo Eduardo Martino, Luis Ernesto Samartino, Néstor Oscar Stanchi, Nilda Esther Radman, Eduardo Joaquín Parrado
BACKGROUND: Basic pathologic characteristics for farmed minks were previously reported worldwide. However, its status in the wild has not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: Serology and electrophoresis were carried out for evidence of exposure to 12 mink pathogens on two different locations. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Serology was done in 87 wild minks by reference techniques against Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Neospora caninum, Brucella abortus, Mycobacterium bovis, Leptospira interrogans, canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV), canine parvovirus (CPV), rabies virus (RV), Influenza A virus (FLUAV) and Aleutian disease virus (ADV)...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634680/stability-of-upper-face-sexual-dimorphism-in-central-european-populations-czech-republic-during-the-modern-age
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Šárka Bejdová, Ján Dupej, Václav Krajíček, Jana Velemínská, Petr Velemínský
One of the most fundamental issues in forensic anthropology is the determination of sex and population affinity based on various skeletal elements. Therefore, we compared the sexual dimorphism of the upper facial skeleton from a recent Czech population (twenty-first century) with that of a population from Early Modern Age Bohemia (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries). Methods of geometric morphometrics were applied. According to the results, sexual dimorphism in terms of size, shape, and form was statistically significant in both populations...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634305/data-driven-extraction-of-a-nested-model-of-human-brain-function
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Taylor Bolt, Jason S Nomi, B T Thomas Yeo, Lucina Q Uddin
Decades of cognitive neuroscience research have revealed two basic facts regarding task-driven brain activation patterns. First, distinct patterns of activation occur in response to different task demands. Second, a superordinate, dichotomous pattern of activation/de-activation, is common across a variety of task demands. We explore the possibility that a hierarchical model incorporates these two observed brain activation phenomena into a unifying framework. We apply a latent variable approach, exploratory bi-factor analysis, to a large set of human (both sexes) brain activation maps (n = 108) encompassing cognition, perception, action and emotion behavioral domains, to determine the potential existence of a nested structure of factors that underlies a variety of commonly observed activation patterns...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634176/impact-of-glycemic-variability-on-chromatin-remodeling-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-target-hba1c-levels
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Sarah Costantino, Francesco Paneni, Rodolfo Battista, Lorenzo Castello, Giuliana Capretti, Sergio Chiandotto, Luigi Tanese, Giulio Russo, Dario Pitocco, Gaetano A Lanza, Massimo Volpe, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Cosentino
Intensive glycemic control (IGC) targeting HbA1c fails to show an unequivocal reduction of macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes (T2D), however the underlining mechanisms remain elusive. Epigenetic changes are emerging as important mediators of cardiovascular damage and may play a role in this setting. This study investigates whether epigenetic regulation of the adaptor protein p66(Shc), a key driver of mitochondrial oxidative stress, contributes to persistent vascular dysfunction in T2D patients despite IGC...
June 20, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634133/acute-severe-gastrointestinal-tract-bleeding-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-thromboembolism-and-death
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Naoyoshi Nagata, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Takuro Shimbo, Shiori Moriyasu, Hidetaka Okubo, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Chizu Yokoi, Mikio Yanase, Junichi Akiyama, Naomi Uemura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with and without gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) to determine whether GIB increases the risks of thromboembolism and death. METHODS: We collected data from 522 patients with acute severe GIB and 1044 patients without GIB (controls, matched for age, sex, year of diagnosis, history of thromboembolism, and use of antithrombotic drugs) who underwent endoscopy at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan from January 2009 through December 2014...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633782/factors-predicting-length-of-hospital-stay-and-extended-care-facility-admission-after-hindfoot-arthrodesis-procedures
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Jacob Deister, Brian G Cothern, Chad Williams, Andrew W Froehle, Richard T Laughlin
Delayed identification of patients requiring admission to extended care facilities (ECFs) can lead to greater healthcare costs through an increased length of hospital stay (LOHS). Previous studies of hip and knee arthroplasty identified factors associated with a likely discharge to an ECF. These issues have not been extensively studied for major hindfoot procedures. We conducted a retrospective review of 198 cases treated during a 3-year period to identify the risk factors for an extended LOHS and ECF admission after ankle arthrodesis, triple arthrodesis, pantalar arthrodesis, and subtalar arthrodesis...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633706/depression-and-risk-of-tuberculosis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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K H Oh, H Choi, E J Kim, H J Kim, S I Cho
BACKGROUND: Studies on the association between depression and risk of tuberculosis (TB) are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between depression and risk of TB. METHODS: From a nationwide database, patients with depression were identified to form the exposure cohort between 2003 and 2013. The control cohort comprised an equivalent number of subjects without any mood disorders, with each subject age- and sex-matched to a patient in the exposure cohort...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633661/prevalence-of-arthritis-according-to-age-sex-and-socioeconomic-status-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries-analysis-of-data-from-the-world-health-organization-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-sage-wave-1
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Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, S Cook, M T Leech, S J Bowe, P Kowal, N Naidoo, I N Ackerman, R S Page, S M Hosking, J A Pasco, M Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We assessed arthritis prevalence by age and sex, and marital status and occupation, as two key parameters of socioeconomic position (SEP), using data from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). METHODS: SAGE Wave 1 (2007-10) includes nationally-representative samples of older adults (≥50 yrs), plus smaller samples of adults aged 18-49 yrs...
June 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633651/epidemiology-of-intestinal-helminthiasis-among-school-children-with-emphasis-on-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia
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Bereket Alemayehu, Zewdneh Tomass, Fiseha Wadilo, Dawit Leja, Song Liang, Berhanu Erko
BACKGROUND: Intestinal helminth infections are major parasitic diseases causing public health problems in Ethiopia. Although the epidemiology of these infections are well documented in Ethiopia, new transmission foci for schistosomiasis are being reported in different parts of the country. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni and other intestinal helminth infections among school children and determine the endemicity of schistosomiasis in Wolaita Zone, southern Ethiopia...
June 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633585/lipoprotein-a-activated-immunity-insulin-resistance-and-new-onset-diabetes
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Ayşem Kaya, Altan Onat, Hüsniye Yüksel, Günay Can, Murat Yüksel, Evin Ademoğlu
OBJECTIVES: Some evidence suggests that serum lipoprotein[Lp](a) may be inversely linked to type-2 diabetes. We aimed to determine in nondiabetic people the relationship of serum [Lp](a) with insulin resistance and new-onset diabetes (NOD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Population-based middle-aged adults (n=1685) were categorized by fasting glucose and stratified to gender, having excluded prevalent diabetic subjects. NOD (n=90) occurred over a median 5 years' follow-up...
June 21, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633408/risk-factors-for-readmission-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-within-30-d-of-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
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Ali A Alattar, Brian R Hirshman, Brandon A McCutcheon, Clark C Chen, Thomas Alexander, Jeffrey Harris, Bob S Carter
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a well-recognized complication after surgical resection of vestibular schwannomas and is associated with a number of secondary complications, including readmission and meningitis. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for and timing of 30-d readmission with CSF leak. METHODS: Patients who had undergone surgical resection of a vestibular schwannoma from 1995 to 2010 were identified in the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development database...
June 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633387/anal-intercourse-among-female-sex-workers-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-prevalence-determinants-and-model-based-estimates-of-the-population-level-impact-on-hiv-transmission
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Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Stefan Baral, Juan F Vesga, Daouda Diouf, Souleymane Diabaté, Michel Alary, Kouamé Abo, Marie-Claude Boily
Current evidence suggests that anal intercourse (AI) during sex work is common in sub-Saharan Africa, but few studies investigated the contribution of heterosexual AI to HIV epidemics. Using a respondent-driven sampling survey of female sex workers (FSW) in Abidjan (2014), we estimated AI prevalence and frequency. Poisson regressions were used to identify AI determinants. About 20% of FSW (N = 466) engaged in AI during a normal week (95% confidence intervals: 15-26%). Women who performed AI were generally younger, had been selling sex for longer, were born in Côte d'Ivoire, reported higher sex-work income, more frequent sex in public places, and violence from clients than women not reporting AI...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633176/determinants-of-the-5-year-retention-and-rural-location-of-family-physicians-results-from-the-iowa-family-medicine-training-network
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Gregory C Nelson, Thomas S Gruca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: States are seeking ways to retain primary care physicians trained within their borders. We analyzed the 5-year retention and rural Iowa location decisions for 1,645 graduates of the Iowa Family Medicine Training Network (IFMTN)-eight residency programs (in seven different cities) that are affiliated with the Carver College of Medicine (University of Iowa). METHODS: Data from 1977-2014 includes 98.5% of active graduates. Location in Iowa 5 years after graduation was the dependent variable in a binary logistic regression...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632884/components-of-the-alternative-complement-pathway-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Betul Sereflican, Guler Bugdayci
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Adipose tissue plays important roles in the events that regulate body metabolism. This study determined the levels of complement 3 ( C3), acylation-stimulating protein (ASP), and adipsin, which take part in the alternate complement pathway, and are synthesized in and secreted by adipose tissue. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with psoriasis were matched with 22 controls in terms of age, sex, body mass index, and lipid profiles...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632488/vector-borne-pathogens-in-stray-dogs-in-northeastern-turkey
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Esin Guven, Hamza Avcioglu, Seyda Cengiz, Armagan Hayirli
This experiment was carried out to attain prevalence and molecular characterization of pathogens causing canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) including babesiosis, hepatozoonosis, leishmaniasis, filariosis (Dirofilaria immitis, Dirofilaria repens, and Acanthocheilonema reconditum), ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis), and anaplasmosis (Anaplasma platys) in stray dogs. The study material consisted of 133 asymptomatic female (n = 96) and male (n = 37) stray dogs (≤1 year old, n = 16 and 1-6 years old, n = 117) housed in the Animal Care and Rehabilitation Center, Erzurum, Northeastern Turkey...
June 20, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632394/changes-in-eating-behaviors-of-children-with-obesity-in-response-to-carbohydrate-modified-and-portion-controlled-diets
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Shelley Kirk, Jessica G Woo, Bonnie Brehm, Stephen R Daniels, Brian E Saelens
OBJECTIVE: This study's objective was to determine whether two distinct carbohydrate (CHO)-modified diets and a standard portion-controlled (PC) diet differentially impacted children's eating behaviors and whether eating behavior scores predicted lower BMI among children with obesity. METHODS: Children (n = 102) aged 7-12 years with obesity were randomly assigned to a 12-month intervention of a low-carbohydrate (LC), reduced glycemic load (RGL), or standard PC diet...
June 20, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631962/needlestick-injuries-in-interventional-radiology-are-common-and-underreported
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Amy R Deipolyi, Anand M Prabhakar, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Purpose To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for needlesticks in interventional radiology physicians, as well as the attitudes, behaviors, and conditions that promote or interfere with reporting of these injuries. Materials and Methods A total of 3889 interventional radiologists from academic and private practice in the United States were surveyed by emailing all interventional radiologist members of the Society of Interventional Radiology, including attending-level physicians and trainees (April-August 2016)...
June 19, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631840/the-effect-of-infant-vocalization-in-alloparental-responsiveness-of-common-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
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Maricele Nascimento Barbosa, Maria Teresa da Silva Mota, Marcela Nascimento Barbosa
Among mammals, alloparental care can be influenced by hormones as well as by previous experience and sensory stimuli from the infants, such as sight and sound, smell, and physical contact with the infant. To determine the responsiveness of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) nonreproductive females and males with and without previous experience in caretaking to infant sensory cues, we exposed 12 females and 12 males to vocalization recordings for 10 min under two conditions: (1) exposure to adult conspecific vocalization recordings, and (2) exposure to infant vocalization recordings...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631746/prevalence-of-androgen-deficiency-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-suffering-from-erectile-dysfunction
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M Behnaz, Z Majd, M Radfar, H Ajami, M Qorbani, A Kokab
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical androgen deficiency in Iranian spinal cord injured men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine factors related to this problem. SETTING: An andrology clinic of a teaching hospital in Tehran. METHODS: Men, 18 years of age and older, with chronic (>2 years) spinal cord injury (SCI) suffering from ED were recruited...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
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