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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054085/species-specific-profiles-and-risk-assessment-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-coral-reef-fishes-from-the-south-china-sea
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Chang-Gui Pan, Ke-Fu Yu, Ying-Hui Wang, Rui-Jie Zhang, Xue-Yong Huang, Chao-Shuai Wei, Wei-Quan Wang, Wei-Bin Zeng, Zhen-Jun Qin
The contamination profiles of sixteen perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were examined in coral reef fish samples collected from the South China Sea (SCS) where no information about this topic was available in the literature. The results revealed that six PFAS were found in coral reef fish samples from the SCS. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was the most predominant PFAS contaminant detected in most of the samples, with the highest concentration value of 27.05 ng/g wet weight (ww) observed in Cephalopholis urodelus...
October 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053979/associations-between-use-of-mood-stabilizers-and-risk-of-cataract-a-population-based-nested-case-control-study
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Che-Sheng Chu, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsuo-Hung Lan, Po-Han Chou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether use of mood stabilizers (MS) is associated with an increased risk of cataract development. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. A total of 14,288 patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia were included; 7651 in the cataract group and 6637 in the control group. Based on overall cumulative period of MS (lithium, carbamazepine, valproate, and lamotrigine) treatment, we categorized into following groups: no use, and duration < 1 year, 1 to 2 years, and > 2 years...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053976/longitudinal-association-between-mental-disorders-in-childhood-and-subsequent-depression-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
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Louise Krarup Gundel, Carsten Bøcker Pedersen, Trine Munk-Olsen, Søren Dalsgaard
BACKGROUND: Depression ranges among the most impairing mental disorders worldwide, and early detection is a global health priority. Little is known about the association between non-affective mental disorders in childhood/adolescence and later depression. METHODS: Nationwide register-based prospective cohort study, estimating cumulative incidences and incidence rate ratios (IRR) for later depression in individuals with and without non-affective mental disorders in early life...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053975/depression-among-female-heads-of-household-in-rural-mozambique-a-cross-sectional-population-based-survey
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Carolyn M Audet, Milton L Wainberg, Maria A Oquendo, Qiongru Yu, Meridith Blevins Peratikos, Cristiane S Duarte, Samuel Martinho, Ann F Green, Lazaro González-Calvo, Troy D Moon
BACKGROUND: An estimated 350 million people live with depression worldwide. In Mozambique, there are no national data quantifying the burden of mental illnesses. With the sixth highest suicide rate in the world, there is strong evidence of an unmet mental health need. We conducted a survey to measure the prevalence of depression among female heads of household and assess individual, social, and cultural risk factors associated with a positive depression screening. METHODS: This survey was conducted across 14 rural districts in central Mozambique in 2014...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053934/quantification-of-mold-contamination-in-multi-level-buildings-using-the-environmental-relative-moldiness-index
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Stephen Vesper, Jean M Cox-Ganser, Larry Wymer, Ju-Hyeong Park
The goal of this study was to evaluate the possible use of the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) to quantify mold contamination in multi-level, office buildings. Settled-dust samples were collected in multi-level, office buildings and the ERMI value for each sample determined. In the first study, a comparison was made between two identical four-story buildings. There were health complaints in one building but none in the other building. In the second study, mold contamination was evaluated on levels 6 through 19 of an office building with a history of water problems and health complaints...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053894/french-translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-myotonic-dystrophy-health-index-mdhi
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Cynthia Gagnon, Marjolaine Tremblay, Isabelle Côté, Chad Heatwole
INTRODUCTION: Validation studies of disease-specific instruments for myotonic dystrophy type-1 (DM1) are required prior to their global use in clinical trials involving different cultures and countries. Here we translate and culturally adapt the Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index (MDHI), a disease-specific patient reported outcome measure, for a French DM1 population. METHOD: Using the ISPOR Task Force method for translation and adaptation of patient-reported outcome questionnaires, we created a French translation of the MDHI...
October 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053783/systematic-assessment-of-multiple-routine-and-near-real-time-indicators-to-classify-the-severity-of-influenza-seasons-and-pandemics-in-the-united-states-2003-04-through-2015-2016
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Matthew Biggerstaff, Krista Kniss, Daniel B Jernigan, Lynnette Brammer, Joseph Bresee, Shikha Garg, Erin Burns, Carrie Reed
Assessments of influenza season severity can guide public health action. We used the Moving Epidemic Method to develop intensity thresholds (IT) for 3 US surveillance indicators from the 2003-04-2014-15 influenza season (excluding the 2009 pandemic): 1) outpatient visits for influenza-like illness, 2) influenza-related hospitalizations, and 3) influenza- and pneumonia-related deaths. ITs were developed for the overall population and children, adults, and older adults separately and were the upper limit of the 50% (IT50), 90% (IT90), and 98% (IT98) one-sided CIs of the geometric mean of each season's 3 highest values...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053772/the-effect-of-increased-alcohol-availability-on-alcohol-related-health-problems-up-to-the-age-of-42-among-children-exposed-in-utero-a-natural-experiment
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Emelie Thern, David Carslake, George Davey Smith, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen
Aim: To examine whether exposure to increased alcohol availability in utero is associated with later alcohol-related health problems. Method: Register-linked population-based longitudinal study using data from a natural experiment setting, including 363 286 children born 1965-71. An experimental alcohol policy change was piloted in two regions of Sweden in 1967-68, where access to strong beer increased for 16-20 year old. Children exposed in utero to the policy change were compared to children born elsewhere in Sweden (excluding a border area), and to children born before and after the policy change...
October 19, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053737/screening-for-hiv-hepatitis-b-and-syphilis-on-dried-blood-spots-a-promising-method-to-better-reach-hidden-high-risk-populations-with-self-collected-sampling
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Inge H M van Loo, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers, Rosalie Heuts, Marianne A B van der Sande, Christian J P A Hoebe
INTRODUCTION: Many people at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), e.g., men who have sex with men (MSM), are not optimally reached by current sexual health care systems with testing. To facilitate testing by home-based sampling or sampling in outreach setting we evaluated dried blood spots (DBS), a method for self-collected blood sampling for serological screening of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and syphilis. The aims of this study were to assess the acceptability and feasibility of self-collected DBS and to compare the test results for screening of HIV, HBV and syphilis from DBS with blood drawn by venous puncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053599/gut-fermentation-of-dietary-fibres-physico-chemistry-of-plant-cell-walls-and-implications-for-health
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Barbara A Williams, Lucas J Grant, Michael J Gidley, Deirdre Mikkelsen
The majority of dietary fibre (DF) originates from plant cell walls. Chemically, DF mostly comprise carbohydrate polymers, which resist hydrolysis by digestive enzymes in the mammalian small intestine, but can be fermented by large intestinal bacteria. One of the main benefits of DF relate to its fermentability, which affects microbial diversity and function within the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT), as well as the by-products of the fermentation process. Much work examining DF tends to focus on various purified ingredients, which have been extracted from plants...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053480/impact-of-moderate-intensity-and-vigorous-intensity-physical-activity-on-mortality
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Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Shigeru Inoue, I-Min Lee, Yuko Odagiri, Norie Sawada, Manami Inoue, Shoichiro Tsugane
PURPOSE: Physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity (MPA), 75 min of vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA), or combination of MPA and VPA. However, few epidemiological studies have examined whether the general population can derive equal health benefits from MPA or VPA. This study examined the associations of different activity intensities with mortality. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, a total of 83,454 community-dwelling Japanese who answered a questionnaire in 2000-2003 were followed for all-cause mortality through 2012...
October 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053439/factors-influencing-indonesian-women-s-use-of-maternal-health-care-services
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Anna Kurniati, Ching-Min Chen, Ferry Efendi, Sarni Maniar Berliana
Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women's age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman's attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053437/reaching-egyptian-gays-using-social-media-a-comprehensive-health-study-and-a-framework-for-future-research
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Ahmed Gamal Elmahy
Internet has revolutionized research on sexual minorities by providing direct and safe access to hidden, stigmatized and high risk populations. This study investigated the possibility of using Facebook to reach Egyptian gays. The questionnaire was manually distributed to an extensive list of Facebook pages and groups related to the topic that has been collected using a snowball-like technique. The recruitment lasted from August 2015 to May 2016. Among the 461 eligible participants, the mean age was 26.6 (SD = 7...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053431/survey-of-gross-and-histopathologic-findings-in-two-wintering-subpopulations-of-sandhill-cranes-antigone-canadensis
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Martha Hensel, Miranda Bertram, Raquel Rech, Gabriel L Hamer, Sarah A Hamer
Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) of the midcontinent population (MCP) and Rocky Mountain population (RMP) are migratory game birds with stable populations that travel between Canada and the southern USA and Mexico. In the winters of 2012-14, we performed gross and histologic examinations of 43 hunter-harvested Sandhill Cranes in Texas (MCP) and New Mexico (RMP) to assess the impact of disease on populations. Lesions were significantly more common in the MCP relative to the RMP, likely reflecting differential environmental exposure to pathogens and parasites...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053392/mental-health-related-stigma-in-china
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Xiuying Xu, Xin-Min Li, Jinhui Zhang, Wenqiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: The past decade has been marked by a significant increase in information on stigma associated with mental disorders, but these findings have yet to be applied extensively to mental health services in China. The objective of this study was to conduct a narrative review of studies relating to stigma toward mental illness in China. METHODS: A critical search of scientific papers was conducted in the PubMed, CNKI, and WANFANG databases. The search included articles published from January 2001 to April 2016...
October 20, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053158/prevalence-of-myeloma-precursor-state-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-in-12372-individuals-10-49-years-old-a-population-based-study-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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O Landgren, B I Graubard, S Kumar, R A Kyle, J A Katzmann, K Murata, R Costello, A Dispenzieri, N Caporaso, S Mailankody, N Korde, M Hultcrantz, T M Therneau, D R Larson, J R Cerhan, S V Rajkumar
We studied the prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) in younger individuals, age 10-49 years, using samples from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) III. NHANES prevalence rates were standardized to the 2000 US total population. Among 12 372 individuals (4073 blacks, 4146 Mexican-Americans, 3595 whites, and 558 others), MGUS was identified in 63 persons (0.34%, 95% CI 0.23-0.50). The prevalence of MGUS was significantly higher in blacks (0.88%, 95% CI 0...
October 20, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053020/cardiovascular-outcomes-for-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-a-cohort-study-in-the-health-improvement-network-thin-in-the-uk
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Lucía Cea Soriano, F Gerry R Fowkes, Saga Johansson, Alaster M Allum, Luis A García Rodriguez
Background Few data are available on risk factors and associations with outcomes in symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) populations in primary care. We assessed characteristics and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with and those without symptomatic peripheral artery disease in UK primary care, and quantified risk factors for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease. Methods Among patients in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) aged 50-89 years in 2000-2010, a symptomatic peripheral artery disease cohort ( n = 28,484) and a matched comparison cohort without peripheral artery disease ( n = 113,940) were identified using Read codes...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052956/meta-analysis-of-full-roc-curves-using-bivariate-time-to-event-models-for-interval-censored-data
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Annika Hoyer, Stefan Hirt, Oliver Kuss
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are the cornerstones of evidence based medicine and inform treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of individual patients as well as policy decisions in health care. Statistical methods for the meta-analysis of intervention studies are well established today. Meta-analysis for diagnostic accuracy trials has also been a vivid research area in recent years which is especially due to the increased complexity of their bivariate outcome of sensitivity and specificity. The situation is even more challenging when single studies report a full ROC curve with several pairs of sensitivity and specificity, each pair for a different threshold...
October 20, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052849/clinical-applications-of-iddsi-framework-for-texture-recommendation-for-dysphagia-patients
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Mingsong Su, Gangying Zheng, Yanqiu Chen, Hua Xie, Weijia Han, Qing Yang, Jianqin Sun, Zhihong Lv, Jianshe Chen
Dysphagia is a highly prevalent eating and swallowing disorder among elderly people, impacting negatively on the health and well-being of those afflicted. With increasing populations of elderly people, food industries are under growing pressure to produce appropriately texture-modified food for safe consumption by these vulnerable populations. Recently published IDDSI framework provides a new global guideline on texture modification and standardization for dysphagia patients. This work was designed to test the feasibility of IDDSI framework for clinical applications by assessing the correlation between swallowing capability of dysphagia patients and the IDDSI texture levels...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052741/-regional-differences-of-adhd-diagnosis-rates-in-health-insurance-data-from-2005-to-2015-methodological-considerations-and-results
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REVIEW
Thomas G Grobe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) are among the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents. For a number of years there has been evidence of regional differences in Germany. This article provides current results on the frequency of diagnosis and treatment and also discusses methodological aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis is based on routine data of a statutory health insurance company including annual diagnoses and drug prescriptions from 2005 to 2015 of at least 1...
October 20, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
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