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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331988/airflow-limitation-in-people-living-with-hiv-and-matched-uninfected-controls
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Andreas Ronit, Jens Lundgren, Shoaib Afzal, Thomas Benfield, Ashley Roen, Amanda Mocroft, Jan Gerstoft, Børge G Nordestgaard, Jørgen Vestbo, Susanne D Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Whether HIV influences pulmonary function remains controversial. We assessed dynamic pulmonary function in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and uninfected controls. METHODS: A total of 1098 PLWHIV from the Copenhagen Co-morbidity in HIV infection study and 12 161 age-matched and sex-matched controls from the Copenhagen General Population Study were included. Lung function was assessed using FEV1 and FVC, while airflow limitation was defined by the lower limit of normal (LLN) of FEV1/FVC and by FEV1/FVC<0...
January 13, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331986/sex-differences-in-impact-of-coronary-artery-calcification-to-predict-coronary-artery-disease
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Yoko M Nakao, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Masahiro Higashi, Teruo Noguchi, Mitsuru Ohishi, Isao Kubota, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Yutaka Furukawa, Michihiro Yoshimura, Hideaki Morita, Kunihiro Nishimura, Akiko Kada, Yoichi Goto, Tomonori Okamura, Chuwa Tei, Hitonobu Tomoike, Hiroaki Naito, Satoshi Yasuda
OBJECTIVE: To assess sex-specific differences regarding use of conventional risks and coronary artery calcification (CAC) to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary CT angiography (CCTA). METHODS: The Nationwide Gender-specific Atherosclerosis Determinants Estimation and Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease Prospective Cohort study is a prospective, multicentre, nationwide cohort study. Candidates with suspected CAD aged 50-74 years enrolled from 2008 to 2012...
January 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331699/simultaneous-social-causation-and-social-drift-longitudinal-analysis-of-depression-and-poverty-in-south-africa
#3
Crick Lund, Annibale Cois
BACKGROUND: Two theories have been proposed to explain the observed association between depression and poverty, namely social causation and social drift. Little is known regarding the relative importance of social causation and social drift in low and middle-income countries, where poverty is more severe and where most of the world's depressed individuals live. METHODS: We analysed nationally representative longitudinal data from the National Income Dynamics Study in South Africa and simultaneously tested social causation and social drift hypotheses using structural equation modelling across three waves...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331681/endogenous-cortisol-in-keratinized-matrices-systematic-determination-of-baseline-cortisol-levels-in-hair-and-the-influence-of-sex-age-and-hair-color
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T M Binz, L Rietschel, F Streit, M Hofmann, J Gehrke, M Herdener, B B Quednow, N G Martin, M Rietschel, T Kraemer, M R Baumgartner
The measurement of hair cortisol is increasingly used to measure long-term cumulative cortisol levels and investigate its role as an important stress mediator. In this study a comparative statistical analysis of five independent studies (all analyzed in our laboratory) was performed to investigate baseline ranges of cortisol values in hair and evaluate potential influences of sex, age and hair color. Cortisol concentrations in hair of 554 subjects were measured and a comparative statistical analysis was performed...
December 24, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331507/adropin-an-endocrine-link-between-the-biological-clock-and-cholesterol-homeostasis
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Sarbani Ghoshal, Joseph R Stevens, Cyrielle Billon, Clemence Girardet, Sadichha Sitaula, Arthur S Leon, D C Rao, James S Skinner, Tuomo Rankinen, Claude Bouchard, Marinelle V Nuñez, Kimber L Stanhope, Deborah A Howatt, Alan Daugherty, Jinsong Zhang, Matthew Schuelke, Edward P Weiss, Alisha R Coffey, Brian J Bennett, Praveen Sethupathy, Thomas P Burris, Peter J Havel, Andrew A Butler
OBJECTIVE: Identify determinants of plasma adropin concentrations, a secreted peptide translated from the Energy Homeostasis Associated (ENHO) gene linked to metabolic control and vascular function. METHODS: Associations between plasma adropin concentrations, demographics (sex, age, BMI) and circulating biomarkers of lipid and glucose metabolism were assessed in plasma obtained after an overnight fast in humans. The regulation of adropin expression was then assessed in silico, in cultured human cells, and in animal models...
December 30, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331483/gata4-is-a-transcriptional-regulator-of-r-spondin1-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Xiumei Liu, Zan Li, Bo Wang, He Zhu, Yuezhong Liu, Jie Qi, Quanqi Zhang
GATA4 is a well-known transcription factor of the GATA family implicated in regulation of sex determination and gonadal development in mammals. In this study, we cloned the full-length cDNA of Paralichthys olivaceus gata4 (Po-gata4). Phylogenetic, gene structure, and synteny analysis showed that Po-GATA4 is homologous to GATA4 of teleost and tetrapod. Po-gata4 transcripts were detected in Sertoli cells, spermatogonia, oogonia and oocytes, with higher transcript levels overall in the testis than the ovary. The promoter region of P...
January 10, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331245/outsmart-hpv-acceptability-and-short-term-effects-of-a-web-based-hpv-vaccination-intervention-for-young-adult-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Annie-Laurie McRee, Abigail Shoben, Jose A Bauermeister, Mira L Katz, Electra D Paskett, Paul L Reiter
BACKGROUND: Effective interventions to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination are needed, particularly among populations at increased risk of HPV-related disease. We developed and pilot tested a web-based intervention, Outsmart HPV, to promote HPV vaccination among young gay and bisexual men (YGBM). METHODS: In 2016, we recruited a national sample (n = 150) of YGBM ages 18-25 in the United States who had not received any doses of HPV vaccine. Participants were randomized to receive either standard HPV vaccination information (control) or population-targeted, individually-tailored content (Outsmart HPV intervention)...
January 10, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331151/the-impact-of-parental-mental-illness-across-the-full-diagnostic-spectrum-on-externalising-and-internalising-vulnerabilities-in-young-offspring
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Kimberlie Dean, Melissa J Green, Kristin R Laurens, Maina Kariuki, Stacy Tzoumakis, Titia Sprague, Rhoshel Lenroot, Vaughan J Carr
BACKGROUND: The intergenerational risk for mental illness is well established within diagnostic categories, but the risk is unlikely to respect diagnostic boundaries and may be reflected more broadly in early life vulnerabilities. We aimed to establish patterns of association between externalising and internalising vulnerabilities in early childhood and parental mental disorder across the full spectrum of diagnoses. METHODS: A cohort of Australian children (n = 69 116) entering the first year of school in 2009 were assessed using the Australian Early Development Census, providing measures of externalising and internalising vulnerability...
January 14, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331026/the-asthma-rhinitis-multimorbidity-is-associated-with-ige-polysensitization-in-adolescents-and-adults
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Valérie Siroux, Natalia Ballardini, Marion Soler, Christian Lupinek, Anne Boudier, Isabelle Pin, Jocelyne Just, Rachel Nadif, Josep M Anto, Erik Melen, Rudolf Valenta, Magnus Wickman, Jean Bousquet
BACKGROUND: Children with multimorbid asthma and rhinitis show IgE polysensitization to several allergen sources. This association remain poorly studied in adolescents and adults using defined allergen molecules. We investigated IgE sensitization patterns towards a broad panel of aeroallergen components in adults and adolescents with a focus on individuals with asthma and rhinitis multimorbidity. METHODS: IgE reactivity to 64 microarrayed aeroallergen molecules was determined with the MeDALL-chip in samples from the French EGEA study (n=840, age=40...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330991/diaphyseal-nutrient-foramina-in-dried-human-adult-long-bones-of-lower-limb-in-pakistan
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Ejaz Afzal, Fatima Sherin, Omair Khan, Noaman Hussain Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: osteogenesis needs circulation of blood in the bones. Bone growth, repair of fracture, maintenance of bone vitality and other injures also need blood circulation in proper way. Blood is allowed to flow via holes in the diaphysis, which are called as nutrient foramina. METHODS: The crosssectional study was done in the department of Anatomy, Ayub and Khyber Medical College (Osteology Sections). The aim was to observe diaphyseal nutrient foramina in the human long bones of the lower limb...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330973/the-effect-of-sex-education-and-life-skills-for-preventive-sexual-risk-behaviours-among-university-of-students-in-thailand
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Katekaew Seangpraw, Rattana Somrongthong, Monchanok Choowanthanapakorn, Ramesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Currently, the problem of sexual risk behaviour of adolescents has increased worldwide, including Thailand. This study compared the effectiveness of promoting life skills to prevent sexual risk behaviours among university students in the Phayao Province of Thailand. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was employed with a pre- and post-test study for a sample of freshmen university students. The students were then split into an intervention group comprised of 300 students, with a second group of 250 students from the same faculty as the control group...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330774/a-collection-of-xy-female-cell-lines
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Fumio Kasai, Malcolm A Ferguson-Smith
Discordance between sexual phenotype and the 46,XY sex chromosome complement may be found in certain disorders of sexual development (DSD). Many of these DSD patients with female external genitalia and secondary sex characteristics have undescended testes and male internal genitalia. Causative mutations involving genes of the sex determining pathway, including the androgen receptor, SRY and the 5-alpha-reductase genes, are well-known, but the origin of other cases remain unresolved. In this report, we introduce our collection of lymphoblastoid lines derived from female patients with a 46,XY karyotype...
January 12, 2018: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330720/dialysis-increases-the-risk-of-bladder-recurrence-in-patients-with-upper-tract-urothelial%C3%A2-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Ming-Yen Lin, Wei-Ming Li, Chun-Nung Huang, Huei-Lan Lee, Sheng-Wen Niu, Li-Tzong Chen, Wen-Jeng Wu, Shang-Jyh Hwang
BACKGROUND: The relation of dialysis to tumor recurrence in patients with upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) is unknown; however, a limited number of small-scale studies suggest that patients with renal diseases prior to UTUC are more likely to exhibit bladder recurrence. We performed a population-based analysis to determine the effect of dialysis on bladder recurrence for patients with UTUC. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients diagnosed with UTUC (2002-2007) from the Taiwan National Cancer Registry and divided them into two groups-dialysis and non-dialysis groups...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330601/assessment-of-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-and-video-head-impulse-test-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-or-without-polyneuropathy
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Mehmet Kalkan, Ali Bayram, Ferhat Gökay, Hasan Selçuk Cura, Cemil Mutlu
This study aimed to compare cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP), ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) and video head impulse test (vHIT) results between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) or diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and healthy controls to determine vestibular end-organ pathologies. The participants in the present study consisted of three groups: the type 2 DM group (n = 33 patients), the DPN group (n = 33 patients), and the age- and sex-matched control group (n = 35)...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330335/fabry-disease-prevalence-of-affected-males-and-heterozygotes-with-pathogenic-gla-mutations-identified-by-screening-renal-cardiac-and-stroke-clinics-1995-2017
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Dana Doheny, Ram Srinivasan, Silvere Pagant, Brenden Chen, Makiko Yasuda, Robert J Desnick
BACKGROUND: Fabry Disease (FD), an X linked lysosomal storage disease due to pathogenic α-galactosidase A (GLA) mutations, results in two major subtypes, the early-onset Type 1 'Classic' and the Type 2 'Later-Onset' phenotypes. To identify previously unrecognised patients, investigators screened cardiac, renal and stroke clinics by enzyme assays. However, some screening studies did not perform confirmatory GLA mutation analyses, and many included recently recognised 'benign/likely-benign' variants, thereby inflating prevalence estimates...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329600/optimal-waist-circumference-cut-off-points-for-predicting-metabolic-syndrome-among-low-income-black-south-african-adults
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Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Daniel Ter Goon, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi
OBJECTIVE: Waist circumference has been identified as one of the strongest predictive tool for metabolic syndrome. This study determines the optimal cut-off point of waist circumference for metabolic syndrome among low-income earning South African black population, in Eastern Cape, South Africa. The optimal waist circumference cut-off point was determined through receiver operating characteristics analysis using the maximum Youden index. RESULTS: Among men, waist circumference at a cut-off value of 95...
January 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329533/nutritional-status-of-in-school-children-and-its-associated-factors-in-denkyembour-district-eastern-region-ghana-comparing-schools-with-feeding-and-non-school-feeding-policies
#17
Mavis Pearl Kwabla, Charlotte Gyan, Francis Zotor
BACKGROUND: Childhood malnutrition still remains a major public health problem impacting negatively on the academic aptitude of school-aged children (SAC) particularly in limited resource countries. The Government of Ghana in collaboration with the Dutch Government introduced the school feeding programme (SFP) to boost the nutritional status of SAC in the country. This study sought to compare the nutritional status of SAC enrolled in schools with the SFP and SAC enrolled in schools without the SFP in place for the purpose of identifying which group has the higher rate of malnutrition...
January 12, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329467/low-aromatase-activity-and-estradiol-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-ratio-are-associated-with-total-hip-bone-mineral-density-and-the-presence-of-osteoporosis-a-study-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women
#18
Hai-Juan Liu, Jun Yan, Yan Li, Fang-Yuan Zhou, Xu-Dong Su, Hui-Jing Fan, Jie Bai, Guang-Zhen Zhang
Several groups have reported the important role of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). Because aromatase catalyzes the conversion of T to E2, the purpose of this study was to determine the influence of aromatase activity on the bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. A total of 344 postmenopausal women were selected for this study. Serum E2, T, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), calcium (Ca), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX), and procollagen type I amino-terminal propeptide (PINP) were examined...
January 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329370/defining-normal-parameters-for-the-male-nipple-areola-complex-a-prospective-observational-study-and-recommendations-for-placement-on-the-chest-wall
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Dominic Yue, Lilli R L Cooper, Ryan Kerstein, Susan C Charman, Norbert V Kang
Background: The nipple-areola complex (NAC) is important aesthetically and functionally for both sexes. Methods for positioning the NAC in males are less well established in the literature compared to females but are just as important. Objectives: This study aims to determine the normal parameters for the male NAC, to review literature, and to present a reliable method for preoperative placement. Methods: Normal male patients, with no prior chest wall conditions, were prospectively recruited to participate...
January 10, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329179/should-asymptomatic-men-who-have-sex-with-men-be-screened-for-oropharyngeal-chlamydia-clinical-outcomes-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jason J Ong, Eric P F Chow, Vesna De Petra, Deborah Williamson, Irene Pelatosis, Ben Howden, Lei Zhang, Marcus Y Chen, Catriona S Bradshaw, Jane Hocking, Christopher K Fairley
OBJECTIVE: To help inform screening guidelines, we estimated the proportion of asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) with oropharyngeal chlamydia. STUDY DESIGN: An audit of asymptomatic MSM attending a sexual health service from March 2015 to April 2016 was conducted. They each had an oropharyngeal swab that was tested for Chlamydia trachomatis by transcription-mediated nucleic acid amplification. In addition, a random sample of 17 swabs that initially tested positive had confirmatory testing to determine the likelihood of true positivity...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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