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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539032/elevated-gastric-antrum-erosions-in-portal-hypertension-patients-peptic-disease-or-mucosal-congestion
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Fernanda Cordeiro de Azevedo Conejo, Mabel Tatty Medeiros Fracassi, Maurício Saab Assef, Maurício Alves Ribeiro, Luiz Arnaldo Szutan, Fabio Gonçalves Ferreira
Background/Aims: Portal hypertension (PH) is a syndrome characterized by chronic increase in the pressure gradient between the portal vein and inferior vena cava. Previous studies have suggested an increased frequency of antral elevated erosive gastritis in patients with PH, as well as an etiologic association; however, there has not been any histological evidence of this hypothesis to date. Our aim was to evaluate the histological features found in elevated antral erosions in patients with portal hypertension...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539008/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-without-epidural-anaesthesia
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Janesh K Gupta, Akanksha Sood, G Justus Hofmeyr, Joshua P Vogel
BACKGROUND: For centuries, there has been controversy around whether being upright (sitting, birthing stools, chairs, squatting, kneeling) or lying down (lateral (Sim's) position, semi-recumbent, lithotomy position, Trendelenburg's position) have advantages for women giving birth to their babies. This is an update of a review previously published in 2012, 2004 and 1999. OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible benefits and risks of the use of different birth positions during the second stage of labour without epidural anaesthesia, on maternal, fetal, neonatal and caregiver outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539002/from-in-vivo-to-in-vitro-the-medical-device-testing-paradigm-shift
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Dayna Kerecman Myers, Alan M Goldberg, Albrecht Poth, Michael F Wolf, Joseph Carraway, James McKim, Kelly P Coleman, Richard Hutchinson, Ronald Brown, Harald F Krug, Anthony Bahinski, Thomas Hartung
Amid growing efforts to advance the replacement, reduction, and refinement of the use of animals in research, there is a growing recognition that in vitro testing of medical devices can be more effective, both in terms of cost and time, and also more reliable than in vivo testing. Although the technological landscape has evolved rapidly in support of these concepts, regulatory acceptance of alternative testing methods has not kept pace. Despite the acceptance by regulators of some in vitro tests (cytotoxicity, gene toxicity, and some hemocompatibility assays), many toxicity tests still rely on animals (irritation, sensitization, acute toxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity), even where other industrial sectors have already abandoned them...
May 25, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538985/numerical-approximation-of-elasticity-tensor-associated-with-green-naghdi-rate
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Haofei Liu, Wei Sun
Objective stress rates are often used in commercial finite element (FE) programs. However, deriving a consistent tangent modulus tensor (also known as elasticity tensor or material Jacobian) associated with the objective stress rates is challenging when complex material models are utilized. In this paper, an approximation method for the tangent modulus tensor associated with the Green-Naghdi rate of the Kirchhoff stress is employed to simplify the evaluation process. The effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated through the implementation of two user-defined fiber-reinforced hyperelastic material models...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538982/association-of-late-adolescent-personality-with-risk-for-subsequent-serious-mental-illness-among-men-in-a-swedish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Joseph F Hayes, David P J Osborn, Glyn Lewis, Christina Dalman, Andreas Lundin
Importance: Understanding of personality as an independent risk factor for serious mental illness (SMI) remains limited. Recently, overlap between the polygenic basis for specific personality traits and specific SMIs has been identified. Objective: To determine the association of the adolescent personality domains of social maturity, mental energy, and emotional stability with later diagnosis of SMI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This longitudinal cohort study enrolled Swedish male military conscripts aged 18 or 19 years from January 1, 1974, through December 31, 1997...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538981/association-of-streptococcal-throat-infection-with-mental-disorders-testing-key-aspects-of-the-pandas-hypothesis-in-a-nationwide-study
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Sonja Orlovska, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech, Merete Nordentoft, Mogens Vestergaard, Michael Eriksen Benros
Importance: Streptococcal infection has been linked with the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders, a concept termed pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS). However, previous studies of this association have been small, and the results have been conflicting. Objective: To investigate the risk of mental disorders, specifically OCD and tic disorders, after a streptococcal throat infection...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538980/downregulation-of-lysyl-oxidase-protects-retinal-endothelial-cells-from-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis
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Dongjoon Kim, Robert P Mecham, Philip C Trackman, Sayon Roy
Purpose: To investigate the effect of reducing high glucose (HG)-induced lysyl oxidase (LOX) overexpression and increased activity on retinal endothelial cell apoptosis. Methods: Rat retinal endothelial cells (RRECs) were grown in normal (N) or HG (30 mM glucose) medium for 7 days. In parallel, RRECs were grown in HG medium and transfected with LOX small interfering RNA (siRNA), scrambled siRNA as control, or exposed to β-aminopropionitrile (BAPN), a LOX inhibitor...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538978/the-characteristics-of-deep-optic-nerve-head-morphology-in-myopic-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Jong Chul Han, Eun Jung Lee, Si Bum Kim, Changwon Kee
Purpose: To investigate the relationship between axial length (AL) and deep optic nerve head (ONH) structure and to evaluate the characteristics of deep ONH structures in myopic normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Methods: The following parameters were assessed using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT): externally oblique border tissue (EOBT) length, ONH tilt angle, optic canal (OC) obliqueness, and β-zone peripapillary atrophy (PPA). In addition, the angular location of the maximal value of each parameter and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defect were measured using infrared and red-free photos...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538967/association-of-different-surgical-sterile-prep-solutions-with-infection-risk-after-cutaneous-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck
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Murad Alam, Joel L Cohen, Brian Petersen, Daniel I Schlessinger, Alexandra Weil, Sanjana Iyengar, Emily Poon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538954/understanding-the-association-between-personality-and-severe-mental-illness
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Richard P Bentall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538950/association-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-survival-in-patients-with-stage-ii-or-iii-gastric-cancer
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Yuming Jiang, Tuanjie Li, Xiaoling Liang, Yanfeng Hu, Lei Huang, Zhenchen Liao, Liying Zhao, Zhen Han, Shuguang Zhu, Menglan Wang, Yangwei Xu, Xiaolong Qi, Hao Liu, Yang Yang, Jiang Yu, Wei Liu, Shirong Cai, Guoxin Li
Importance: The current staging system of gastric cancer is not adequate for defining a prognosis and predicting the patients most likely to benefit from chemotherapy. Objective: To construct a survival prediction model based on specific tumor and patient characteristics that enables individualized predictions of the net survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with stage II or stage III gastric cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this multicenter retrospective analysis, a survival prediction model was constructed using data from a training cohort of 746 patients with stage II or stage III gastric cancer who satisfied the study's inclusion criteria and underwent surgery between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2012, at Nanfang Hospital in Guangzhou, China...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
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Anna Sciacca, Carly Meyer, Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
Purpose: The study aimed (a) to profile audiologists' language during the diagnosis and management planning phase of hearing assessment appointments and (b) to explore associations between audiologists' language and patients' decisions to obtain hearing aids. Method: Sixty-two audiologist-patient dyads participated. Patient participants were aged 55 years or older. Hearing assessment appointments were audiovisually recorded and transcribed for analysis. Audiologists' language was profiled using two measures: general language complexity and use of jargon...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538943/low-serum-chromium-is-rare-in-patients-that-underwent-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-long-term-enteral-feeding
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Carla Adriana Santos, Jorge Fonseca, Elisabete Carolino, António Sousa Guerreiro
BACKGROUND: Patients that underwent Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) present with protein-energy malnutrition. Trace elements are required in small quantities and Chromium (Cr) displays a major role in the metabolism. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate Cr levels and its relationship with serum proteins, BMI and underlying diseases during the first 3 months of PEG feeding. METHODS: Prospective observational study during 3-months, when PEG was performed (T0), after 4 (T1), and 12 weeks (T3)...
May 18, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538939/quality-of-life-and-associated-characteristics-application-of-whoqol-bref-in-the-context-of-primary-health-care
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Celline Cardoso Almeida-Brasil, Micheline Rosa Silveira, Kátia Rodrigues Silva, Marina Guimarães Lima, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria, Claudia Lins Cardoso, Hans-Joachim Karl Menzel, Maria das Graças Braga Ceccato
This study aimed to identify the characteristics associated to quality of life (QOL) in users of four Basic Health Units (Unidades Básicas de Saúde, UBS) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 930 adult users enrolled in the selected UBS, using a questionnaire containing the WHOQOL-bref instrument and questions about sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle and health conditions. Following descriptive analysis, we performed simple and multiple linear regression to evaluate the association between the exposure variables and the QOL domains...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538937/-mother-child-relationship-and-associated-factors-hierarchical-analysis-of-the-population-base-in-a-brazilian-state-capital-brisa-study
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Milady Cutrim Vieira Cavalcante, Fernando Lamy, Ana Karina Teixeira da Cunha França, Zeni Carvalho Lamy
Several factors can interfere in the mother-child relationship. Studies about different maternal characteristics and this relationship are scarce; they mainly evaluate women with psychopathology and use simultaneous regression models with adjustment for multiple confounders. This study aimed to assess factors associated with losses in the mother-child relationship through a cohort of 3,215 mothers of children between 15 and 36 months of age. Losses in the mother-child relationship, assessed by the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire, was the outcome variable and the explanatory variables were demographic, socioeconomic, reproductive health and mental health of mothers as well as the conditions of the birth of children...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538936/-factors-associated-with-cross-nursing
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Mariana Pujól von Seehausen, Maria Inês Couto de Oliveira, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini
This article aims to estimate the prevalence and analyze the factors associated with cross-nursing. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 with interviews with a representative sample of mothers of infants less than one-year-old (n' = 695) attended in nine primary health units in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sociodemographic characteristics were studied; pregnancy, childbirth and primary care assistance; maternal habits and baby features. Adjusted prevalence ratios (PR) were obtained by Poisson Regression, retaining variables associated with the outcome in the final model (p ≤ 0...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538935/-educational-practices-in-accordance-with-the-ten-steps-to-successful-breastfeeding-in-a-human-milk-bank
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Cristianny Miranda E Silva, Ana Luiza Rodrigues Pellegrinelli, Simone Cardoso Lisboa Pereira, Ieda Ribeiro Passos, Luana Caroline Dos Santos
This article sought to evaluate educational practices in line with the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" in a Human Milk Bank. It involved a retrospective study using sociodemographic data about the pregnancy and the baby, obtained from a nursing mothers care protocol (2009-2012). These data were associated to steps related to educational practices from the "Ten Steps." Descriptive analysis, chi-square test and Poisson regression were performed. 12,283 mothers, with a median of 29 (12-54) years old, were evaluated...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538930/dissatisfaction-with-the-dental-services-and-associated-factors-among-adults
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Luana Leal Roberto, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins, Alfredo Maurício Batista de Paula, Efigênia Ferreira E Ferreira, Desirée Sant' Ana Haikal
This study aimed to identify factors associated with dissatisfaction with dental services among adults. It analyzed 830 adult participants of an epidemiological survey of oral health. The dependent variable was dissatisfaction with the dental service, and the independent ones were selected according to the theoretical model set forth by Andersen and Davidson (1997). Estimates were corrected by the sample design effect, and Binary Logistic Regression was carried out. It was found that about 11% of adults were dissatisfied with the dental service...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538929/stressors-influence-work-ability-in-different-age-groups-of-nursing-professionals-2-year-follow-up
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Maria Carmen Martinez, Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira Latorre, Frida Marina Fischer
Work stressors influence work ability - WA - and increasing age is associated with functional aging. We sought to establish whether work stressors differentially influence WA in young and aging nursing professionals. A cohort (2009-2011) composed of 304 workers at a hospital in Sao Paulo responded questionnaires Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI), Job Stress Scale (JSS), Work-Related Activities That May Contribute To Job-Related Pain and/or Injury (WRAPI) and Work Ability Index (WAI). Changes in perceived exposure to stressors in each age group (< 45 and ≥ 45 years old) were compared to delta-WAI (difference between initial and final WAI score) by means of the Mann-Whitney test...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538927/feasibility-of-using-of-a-simplified-question-in-assessing-diet-quality-of-adolescents
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Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Regina Maria Veras Gonçalves-Silva, Márcia Gonçalves Ferreira, Rosangela Alves Pereira
This study aims to analyze the applicability of a simplified question in assessing diet quality of adolescents in a cross-sectional school-based study carried out in a sample of high school students. Diet quality self-perception was obtained when the participant was inquired about own diet considering "excellent", "good", "fair" or "poor" responses. We evaluated meals habits and food intake through food frequency questionnaire. The revised version of the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index (BHEI-R) was estimated and we identified three dietary patterns using factor analysis...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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