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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629168/assessing-statistically-significant-heavy-metal-concentrations-in-abandoned-mine-areas-via-hot-spot-analysis-of-portable-xrf-data
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Sung-Min Kim, Yosoon Choi
To develop appropriate measures to prevent soil contamination in abandoned mining areas, an understanding of the spatial variation of the potentially toxic trace elements (PTEs) in the soil is necessary. For the purpose of effective soil sampling, this study uses hot spot analysis, which calculates a z-score based on the Getis-Ord Gi* statistic to identify a statistically significant hot spot sample. To constitute a statistically significant hot spot, a feature with a high value should also be surrounded by other features with high values...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601512/epidemiology-of-fentanyl-involved-drug-overdose-deaths-a-geospatial-retrospective-study-in-rhode-island-usa
#2
Brandon D L Marshall, Maxwell S Krieger, Jesse L Yedinak, Patricia Ogera, Priya Banerjee, Nicole E Alexander-Scott, Josiah D Rich, Traci C Green
BACKGROUND: We conducted an epidemiological investigation of fentanyl and non-fentanyl overdose deaths in Rhode Island to inform overdose prevention efforts. METHODS: All drug overdose deaths occurring in Rhode Island between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016 were included. Overdose circumstances and decedent characteristics were ascertained from medical examiner files. Toxicological reports provided quantification of fentanyl and metabolites. ArcGIS was used to map exact overdose locations...
June 7, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595668/spatiotemporal-analysis-of-tuberculosis-incidence-and-its-associated-factors-in-mainland-china
#3
C Guo, Y DU, S Q Shen, X Q Lao, J Qian, C Q Ou
Spatiotemporal analysis is an important tool to monitor changes of tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology, identify high-risk regions and guide resource allocation. However, there are limited data on the contributing factors of TB incidence. This study aimed to investigate the spatiotemporal pattern of TB incidence and its associated factors in mainland China during 2005-2013. Global Moran's I test, Getis-Ord Gi index and heat maps were used to examine the spatial clustering and seasonal patterns. Generalized Linear Mixed Model was applied to identify factors associated with TB incidence...
June 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551981/fotodynamisk-behandling-av-vulvasykdom
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Anne Lise Ording Helgesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551337/margin-analysis-malignant-salivary-gland-neoplasms-of-the-head-and-neck
#5
REVIEW
Robert A Ord, Naseem Ghazali
There are no established protocols for the optimum surgical margin required for salivary gland malignancies. Factors including histologic diagnosis and TNM stage have been shown to be important in prognosis and survival outcome and mandate special consideration of margin size. Salivary cancers are treated differently at different anatomic sites and different histologic types show a propensity for major or minor glands. Low-grade malignancies are treated with soft tissue margins of 1 cm or less. The facial nerve is preserved unless infiltrated and encased...
May 24, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544489/thromboembolic-and-bleeding-complications-during-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-cancer-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Kasper Adelborg, Lars Pedersen, Paolo Prandoni, Henrik T Sørensen
Coexisting cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with thromboembolism and bleeding. We used Danish population-based medical databases to conduct a population-based cohort study that included all AF patients who redeemed a prescription for vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or non-VKA oral anticoagulant (NOAC) between July 2004 and December 2013. We characterized these patients according to the presence (N = 11,855) or absence (N = 56,264) of a cancer diagnosis before redemption of their oral anticoagulant prescription, and then examined their 1-year risk of thromboembolic or bleeding complications or death...
June 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542797/application-of-geographic-information-systems-to-investigating-associations-between-social-status-and-burial-location-in-medieval-trino-vercellese-piedmont-italy
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Marissa C Stewart, Giuseppe Vercellotti
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic status differences in skeletal populations are often inferred from skeletal indicators of stress and burial location. However, to date, the association between osteometric parameters and spatial location in relation to socioeconomic status in medieval Italy has not been explicitly tested. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study examined the spatial distribution of osteometric data in the medieval (8th-13th c.) cemetery of San Michele di Trino (Trino Vercellese, VC, Italy) to determine whether skeletal correlates of socioeconomic status correspond with privileged burial locations...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541672/impacts-of-unregulated-novel-brominated-flame-retardants-on-human-liver-thyroid-deiodination-and-sulfotransferation
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Tristan A Smythe, Craig M Butt, Heather M Stapleton, Kerri Pleskach, Geemitha Ratnayake, Chae Yoon Song, Nicole Riddell, Alex Konstantinov, Gregg T Tomy
The inhibitory effects of five novel brominated flame retardants, 1,2-bis(2,4,5-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE), decabromodiphenylethane (DBDPE), 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (EH-TBB), bis(2-ethylhexyl)tetrabromophthalate (BEH-TEBP), and β-tetrabromoethylcyclohexane (β-TBECH), on thyroid hormone deiodinase (DIO) and sulfotransferase (SULT) activity were investigated using human in vitro liver microsomal and cytosolic bioassays. Enzymatic activity was measured by incubating active human liver subcellular fractions with thyroid hormones (T4 and rT3 separately) and measuring changes in thyroid hormone (T4, T3, rT3, and 3,3'-T2) concentrations...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505341/association-of-changes-in-neighborhood-level-racial-residential-segregation-with-changes-in-blood-pressure-among-black-adults-the-cardia-study
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Kiarri N Kershaw, Whitney R Robinson, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Margaret T Hicken, David C Goff, Mercedes R Carnethon, Catarina I Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Ana V Diez Roux
Importance: Despite cross-sectional evidence linking racial residential segregation to hypertension prevalence among non-Hispanic blacks, it remains unclear how changes in exposure to neighborhood segregation may be associated with changes in blood pressure. Objective: To examine the association of changes in neighborhood-level racial residential segregation with changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure over a 25-year period. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational study examined longitudinal data of 2280 black participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a prospective investigation of adults aged 18 to 30 years who underwent baseline examinations in field centers in 4 US locations from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986, and then were re-examined for the next 25 years...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493598/bystander-cpr-is-clustered-and-associated-with-neighborhood-socioeconomic-characteristics-a-geospatial-analysis-of-kent-county-michigan
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Amy Uber, Richard C Sadler, Todd Chassee, Joshua C Reynolds
OBJECTIVES: Geographic clustering of bystander CPR is associated with demographic and socioeconomic features of the community where out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurred, though this association remains largely untested in rural areas. With a significant rural component and relative racial homogeneity, Kent County, Michigan provides a unique setting to externally validate or identify new community features associated with bystander CPR. Using a large, countywide dataset, we tested for geographic clustering of bystander CPR, and its associations with community socioeconomic features...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490946/plant-species-and-communities-assessment-in-interaction-with-edaphic-and-topographic-factors-an-ecological-study-of-the-mount-eelum-district-swat-pakistan
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Murad Khan, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Muhammad Ilyas, Abdulaziz A Alqarawi, Zeeshan Ahmad, Elsayed Fathi Abd Allah
The current analyses of vegetation were aimed to study the different effects of environmental variables and plant species and communities interaction to these variables, identified threats to local vegetation and suggestion for remedial measures in the Mount Eelum, Swat, Pakistan. For assessment of environmental variability quantitative ecological techniques were used through quadrats having sizes of 2 × 2, 5 × 5 and 10 × 10 m(2) for herbs, shrubs and trees respectively. Result of the present study revealed 124 plant species in the study area...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473169/risk-of-arterial-and-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Jens Sundbøll, Erzsébet Hováth-Puhó, Kasper Adelborg, Anne Ording, Morten Schmidt, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter (AFF) are at increased risk of ischemic stroke, but their risk of other thromboembolic events remains less clear. METHODS: During 2004-2013, we conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study using Danish medical registries. We identified all patients with first-time AFF and sampled a sex-, age-, and calendar year-matched general population comparison cohort without AFF. For myocardial infarction, peripheral embolism, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism, we computed cumulative risks and adjusted incidence rate ratios (aIRRs) adjusted for comorbidity and medication...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451534/determination-the-levels-of-subjective-and-observer-rating-of-drowsiness-and-their-associations-with-facial-dynamic-changes
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Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, Adel Mazloumi, Gebraeil Nasl Saraji, Ali Niknezhad, Arash Akbarzadeh, Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND: We determined the levels of subjective and observer drowsiness and facial dynamics changes. METHODS: This experimental study was done in the virtual reality laboratory of Khaje-Nasir Toosi University of Technology in 2015. Facial dynamics changes like changes in eyes, mouth and eyebrows were surveyed on twenty-five drivers in 2015byKSS (Karolinska Sleepiness Scale) and ORD (Observer Rating of Drowsiness). ANOVA Repeated Measure and MANOVA Repeated Measure tests were used for data analysis...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442289/hla-a-b-and-c-allele-and-haplotype-frequencies-defined-by-next-generation-sequencing-in-a-population-of-519-english-blood-donors
#14
Sue Davey, John Ord, Cristina Navarrete, Colin Brown
Whole gene next generation sequencing was used to determine the HLA class I haplotype and allele frequencies in a cohort of 519 English blood donors. This is the first report of HLA frequencies at third field resolution in a UK population with a total of 33, 52 and 30 alleles identified for HLA-A, -B and -C, respectively. Of the 1411 haplotypes determined, 281 had a frequency of greater than 0.05%. Data are available from the Allele Frequencies Net Database under the population name 'England Blood Donors of Mixed Ethnicity', identifier 3392...
April 22, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427355/identifying-and-characterizing-hepatitis-c-virus-hotspots-in-massachusetts-a-spatial-epidemiological-approach
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Thomas J Stopka, Michael A Goulart, David J Meyers, Marga Hutcheson, Kerri Barton, Shauna Onofrey, Daniel Church, Ashley Donahue, Kenneth K H Chui
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have increased during the past decade but little is known about geographic clustering patterns. METHODS: We used a unique analytical approach, combining geographic information systems (GIS), spatial epidemiology, and statistical modeling to identify and characterize HCV hotspots, statistically significant clusters of census tracts with elevated HCV counts and rates. We compiled sociodemographic and HCV surveillance data (n = 99,780 cases) for Massachusetts census tracts (n = 1464) from 2002 to 2013...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410030/ecological-release-from-aquatic-predation-is-associated-with-the-emergence-of-marine-blenny-fishes-onto-land
#16
Terry J Ord, Thomas C Summers, Mae M Noble, Christopher J Fulton
An ecological release from competition or predation is a frequent adaptive explanation for the colonization of novel environments, but empirical data are limited. On the island of Rarotonga, several blenny fish species appear to be in the process of colonizing land. Anecdotal observations have implied that aquatic predation is an important factor in prompting such amphibious fish behavior. We provide evidence supporting this hypothesis by demonstrating that amphibious blennies shift their abundance up and down the shoreline to remain above predatory fishes that periodically move into intertidal areas during high tide...
May 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403879/spatial-clustering-and-risk-factors-of-malaria-infections-in-bata-district-equatorial-guinea
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Diana Gómez-Barroso, Emely García-Carrasco, Zaida Herrador, Policarpo Ncogo, María Romay-Barja, Martín Eka Ondo Mangue, Gloria Nseng, Matilde Riloha, Maria Angeles Santana, Basilio Valladares, Pilar Aparicio, Agustín Benito
BACKGROUND: The transmission of malaria is intense in the majority of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in those that are located along the Equatorial strip. The present study aimed to describe the current distribution of malaria prevalence among children and its environment-related factors as well as to detect malaria spatial clusters in the district of Bata, in Equatorial Guinea. METHODS: From June to August 2013 a representative cross-sectional survey using a multistage, stratified, cluster-selected sample was carried out of children in urban and rural areas of Bata District...
April 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403537/cdspectech-a-single-software-suite-for-multiple-chiroptical-spectroscopic-analyses
#18
Cody L Covington, Prasad L Polavarapu
The program CDSpecTech was developed to facilitate the analysis of chiroptical spectra, which include the following: vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) and corresponding vibrational absorption (VA) spectra; vibrational Raman optical activity (VROA) and corresponding vibrational Raman spectra; electronic circular dichroism (ECD) and corresponding electronic absorption (EA) spectra. In addition, the program allows for generating optical rotatory dispersion (ORD) as the Kramers-Kronig transform of ECD spectra...
May 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393700/mammalian-pseudokinase-trib3-in-normal-physiology-and-disease-charting-the-progress-in-old-and-new-avenues
#19
Tiit Örd, Tõnis Örd
Tribbles homolog 3 (TRIB3) is a mammalian gene that is upregulated in response to several types of cell death-inducing cellular stress. The TRIB3 protein is a pseudokinase, a protein kinase-like scaffold with impaired catalytic activity. However, research has revealed it to be prolific at forming protein-protein interactions. By binding to and regulating the activity of several key proteins, including the protein kinase Akt and transcription factors ATF4, CHOP and NF-κB, TRIB3 is at a junction of several signaling pathways...
April 6, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391174/gis-based-spatial-pattern-analysis-children-with-hepatitis-a-in-turkey
#20
Ahmet Ozgur Dogru, Ruusa Magano David, Necla Ulugtekin, Cigdem Goksel, Dursun Zafer Seker, Seval Sözen
This study aimed to provide an insight into the geographic distribution of Hepatitis A incidence considering their temporal distribution, spatial patterns, hot spots and clusters identification in three different age-group (0-4, 5-9 and 10-14) in Turkey. Province based tabular data, including monthly numbers of Hepatitis A cases in children, and the populations from 2001 to 2011 were used as the basic input of the study. Time series maps were created using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to introduce the temporal changes in the morbidity rates of Hepatitis A...
July 2017: Environmental Research
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