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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414436/pressure-temperature-phase-diagram-reveals-spin-lattice-interactions-in-co-n-cn-2-2
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J L Musfeldt, K R O'Neal, T V Brinzari, P Chen, J A Schlueter, J L Manson, A P Litvinchuk, Z Liu
Diamond anvil cell techniques, synchrotron-based infrared and Raman spectroscopies, and lattice dynamics calculations are combined with prior magnetic property work to reveal the pressure-temperature phase diagram of Co[N(CN)2]2. The second-order structural boundaries converge on key areas of activity involving the spin state exposing how the pressure-induced local lattice distortions trigger the ferromagnetic → antiferromagnetic transition in this quantum material.
April 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402326/chocolate-intake-and-diabetes-risk-in-postmenopausal-american-women
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J A Greenberg, J E Manson, L Tinker, M L Neuhouser, L Garcia, M Z Vitolins, L S Phillips
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent long-term prospective cohort studies found inverse associations between chocolate consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes, but provided conflicting evidence on the nature of the association among women. To assess this association in a large cohort of American women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Multivariable Cox regression was used with the data from 92 678 postmenopausal women in the prospective Women's Health Initiative study. Chocolate intake was assessed by food frequency questionnaire...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401963/mapping-cell-behavior-across-a-wide-range-of-vertical-silicon-nanocolumn-densities
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Nina Buch-Månson, Dong-Hee Kang, Dongyoon Kim, Kyung Eun Lee, Myung-Han Yoon, Karen L Martinez
Over the past decade, vertical nanostructures have provided novel approaches for biomedical applications such as intracellular delivery/detection, specific cell capture, membrane potential measurement, and cellular activity regulation. Although the feasibility of the vertical nanostructures as a new biological tool has been thoroughly demonstrated, a better understanding of cell behavior on vertical nanostructures, in particular the effects of geometry, is essential for advanced applications. To investigate the cell behavior according to the variation of the spacing between vertical nanostructures, we have interfaced fibroblasts (NIH3T3) with density-controlled vertical silicon nanocolumn arrays (vSNAs)...
April 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391893/red-blood-cell-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-memory-study
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William S Harris, Juhua Luo, James V Pottala, Mark A Espeland, Karen L Margolis, Joann E Manson, Lu Wang, Theodore M Brasky, Jennifer G Robinson
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine the associations between red blood cell (RBC) PUFA levels and risk for death. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 6501 women aged 65 to 80 years who participated in the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (enrolment began 1996). RBC PUFA levels were measured at baseline and expressed as a percent of total RBC PUFAs...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391526/trans-ethnic-fine-mapping-of-genetic-loci-for-body-mass-index-in-the-diverse-ancestral-populations-of-the-population-architecture-using-genomics-and-epidemiology-page-study-reveals-evidence-for-multiple-signals-at-established-loci
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Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Jian Gong, Jeffrey Haessler, Nora Franceschini, Mariaelisa Graff, Katherine K Nishimura, Yujie Wang, Heather M Highland, Sachiko Yoneyama, William S Bush, Robert Goodloe, Marylyn D Ritchie, Dana Crawford, Myron Gross, Myriam Fornage, Petra Buzkova, Ran Tao, Carmen Isasi, Larissa Avilés-Santa, Martha Daviglus, Rachel H Mackey, Denise Houston, C Charles Gu, Georg Ehret, Khanh-Dung H Nguyen, Cora E Lewis, Mark Leppert, Marguerite R Irvin, Unhee Lim, Christopher A Haiman, Loic Le Marchand, Fredrick Schumacher, Lynne Wilkens, Yingchang Lu, Erwin P Bottinger, Ruth J L Loos, Wayne H-H Sheu, Xiuqing Guo, Wen-Jane Lee, Yang Hai, Yi-Jen Hung, Devin Absher, I-Chien Wu, Kent D Taylor, I-Te Lee, Yeheng Liu, Tzung-Dau Wang, Thomas Quertermous, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Jerome I Rotter, Themistocles Assimes, Chao A Hsiung, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Ross Prentice, Lewis H Kuller, JoAnn E Manson, Charles Kooperberg, Paul Smokowski, Whitney R Robinson, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Rongling Li, Lucia Hindorff, Steven Buyske, Tara C Matise, Ulrike Peters, Kari E North
Most body mass index (BMI) genetic loci have been identified in studies of primarily European ancestries. The effect of these loci in other racial/ethnic groups is less clear. Thus, we aimed to characterize the generalizability of 170 established BMI variants, or their proxies, to diverse US populations and trans-ethnically fine-map 36 BMI loci using a sample of >102,000 adults of African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, European and American Indian/Alaskan Native descent from the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology Study...
April 8, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384755/weight-history-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-three-prospective-cohort-studies
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Edward Yu, Sylvia H Ley, JoAnn E Manson, Walter Willett, Ambika Satija, Frank B Hu, Andrew Stokes
Background: The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and mortality is controversial. Objective: To investigate the relationship between maximum BMI over 16 years and subsequent mortality. Design: 3 prospective cohort studies. Setting: Nurses' Health Study I and II and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Participants: 225 072 men and women with 32 571 deaths observed over a mean of 12...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384735/effect-of-baseline-nutritional-status-on-long-term-multivitamin-use-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-physicians-health-study-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
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Susanne Rautiainen, J Michael Gaziano, William G Christen, Vadim Bubes, Gregory Kotler, Robert J Glynn, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Howard D Sesso
Importance: Long-term multivitamin use had no effect on risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Physicians' Health Study II. Baseline nutritional status may have modified the lack of effect. Objective: To investigate effect modification by various baseline dietary factors on CVD risk in the Physicians' Health Study II. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Physicians' Health Study II was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing multivitamin use (multivitamin [Centrum Silver] or placebo daily) among US male physicians...
April 5, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376149/mammographic-density-change-with-estrogen-and-progestin-therapy-and-breast-cancer-risk
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Celia Byrne, Giske Ursin, Christopher F Martin, Jennifer D Peck, Elodia B Cole, Donglin Zeng, Eunhee Kim, Martin D Yaffe, Norman F Boyd, Gerardo Heiss, Anne McTiernan, Rowan T Chlebowski, Dorothy S Lane, JoAnn E Manson, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Etta D Pisano
Background: Estrogen plus progestin therapy increases both mammographic density and breast cancer incidence. Whether mammographic density change associated with estrogen plus progestin initiation predicts breast cancer risk is unknown. Methods: We conducted an ancillary nested case-control study within the Women's Health Initiative trial that randomly assigned postmenopausal women to daily conjugated equine estrogen 0.625 mg plus medroxyprogesterone acetate 2...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369251/white-blood-cell-count-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Geoffrey C Kabat, Mimi Y Kim, JoAnn E Manson, Lawrence Lessin, Juan Lin, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Thomas E Rohan
White blood cell (WBC) count appears to predict total mortality and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, but it is unclear to what extent the association reflects confounding by smoking, underlying illness, or comorbid conditions. We used data from the Women's Health Initiative to examine the associations of WBC count with total mortality, CHD mortality, and cancer mortality. WBC count was measured at baseline in 160,117 postmenopausal women and again in year 3 in 74,375 participants. Participants were followed for a mean of 16 years...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365840/chronicles-of-communication-and-power-informed-consent-to-sterilisation-in-the-namibian-supreme-court-s-lm-judgment-of-2015
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Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo, Katherine Furman, Annabel Raw, Mariette Slabbert
The 2015 judgment of the Namibia Supreme Court in Government of the Republic of Namibia v LM and Others set an important precedent on informed consent in a case involving the coercive sterilisation of HIV-positive women. This article analyses the reasoning and factual narratives of the judgment by applying Neil Manson and Onora O'Neill's approach to informed consent as a communicative process. This is done in an effort to understand the practical import of the judgment in the particular context of resource constrained public healthcare facilities through which many women in southern Africa access reproductive healthcare...
April 1, 2017: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364543/clinical-trials-targeting-aging-and-age-related-multimorbidity
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Mark A Espeland, Eileen M Crimmins, Brandon R Grossardt, Jill P Crandall, Jonathan A L Gelfond, Tamara B Harris, Stephen B Kritchevsky, JoAnn E Manson, Jennifer G Robinson, Walter A Rocca, Marinella Temprosa, Fridtjof Thomas, Robert Wallace, Nir Barzilai
Background: There is growing interest in identifying interventions that may increase health span by targeting biological processes underlying aging. The design of efficient and rigorous clinical trials to assess these interventions requires careful consideration of eligibility criteria, outcomes, sample size, and monitoring plans. Methods: Experienced geriatrics researchers and clinical trialists collaborated to provide advice on clinical trial design. Results: Outcomes based on the accumulation and incidence of age-related chronic diseases are attractive for clinical trials targeting aging...
March 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363230/ovarian-manson-s-schistosomiasis-rare-diagnosis-or-underestimated-prevalence
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Elainne Christine de Souza Gomes, Ana Lúcia Coutinho Domingues, Francisco Carlos Amanajás de Aguiar Júnior, Constança Simões Barbosa
The occurrence of Manson's schistosomiasis in organs of the female reproductive tract is an uncommon event, given that the etiological agent for this disease is a blood parasite that inhabits the mesenteric veins. In this case report, a 45-year-old female patient reported that her first symptoms had been strong pain in the left iliac region around two years earlier. An endovaginal pelvic ultrasonography showed that the left ovary was enlarged, and the report suggested that this finding might be correlated with clinical data and tumor markers...
March 31, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358654/cigarette-smoking-and-pancreatic-cancer-survival
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Chen Yuan, Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Ana Babic, Clary B Clish, Peter Kraft, Ying Bao, Zhi Rong Qian, Douglas A Rubinson, Kimmie Ng, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Meir J Stampfer, John Michael Gaziano, Howard D Sesso, Barbara B Cochrane, JoAnn E Manson, Charles S Fuchs, Brian M Wolpin
Purpose Cigarette smoking is associated with increased incidence of pancreatic cancer. However, few studies have prospectively evaluated the association of smoking with patient survival. Patients and Methods We analyzed survival by smoking status among 1,037 patients from two large US prospective cohort studies diagnosed from 1986 to 2013. Among 485 patients from four prospective US cohorts, we also evaluated survival by prediagnostic circulating levels of cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine that is proportional to tobacco smoke exposure...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350909/vitamin-d-calcium-and-cancer-approaching-daylight
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JoAnn E Manson, Shari S Bassuk, Julie E Buring
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338878/risk-of-diabetes-after-hysterectomy-with-or-without-oophorectomy-in-postmenopausal-women
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Juhua Luo, JoAnn E Manson, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, Michael Hendryx, Erin S LeBlanc, Karen L Margolis
The aim of this study was to determine the associations between hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), and incidence of diabetes in postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a series of trials conducted in the United States, during the period 1993-1998. A total of 67,130 postmenopausal women aged 50-79 years were followed for a mean of 13.4 years. Among them, 7,430 cases of diabetes were diagnosed. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess the association between hysterectomy/oophorectomy status and diabetes incidence...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330863/bacterial-virulence-phenotypes-of-escherichia-coli-and-host-susceptibility-determine-risk-for-urinary-tract-infections
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Henry L Schreiber, Matt S Conover, Wen-Chi Chou, Michael E Hibbing, Abigail L Manson, Karen W Dodson, Thomas J Hannan, Pacita L Roberts, Ann E Stapleton, Thomas M Hooton, Jonathan Livny, Ashlee M Earl, Scott J Hultgren
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains. In contrast to many enteric E. coli pathogroups, no genetic signature has been identified for UPEC strains. We conducted a high-resolution comparative genomic study using E. coli isolates collected from the urine of women suffering from frequent recurrent UTIs. These isolates were genetically diverse and varied in their urovirulence, that is, their ability to infect the bladder in a mouse model of cystitis. We found no set of genes, including previously defined putative urovirulence factors (PUFs), that were predictive of urovirulence...
March 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326193/associations-of-diabetes-and-obesity-with-risk-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-men
#17
Lu Wang, Luc Djousse, Yiqing Song, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Chisa Matsumoto, JoAnn E Manson, J Michael Gaziano, Howard D Sesso
Background. The associations of diabetes and obesity with the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are inconclusive in previous studies. Subjects/Methods. We conducted prospective analysis in the Physicians' Health Study. Among 25,554 male physicians aged ≥ 50 years who reported no AAA at baseline, 471 reported a newly diagnosed AAA during a mean of 10.4 years' follow-up. Results. Compared with men who had baseline body mass index (BMI) < 25 kg/m(2), the multivariable hazard ratio (HR [95% CI]) of newly diagnosed AAA was 1...
2017: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323934/menopausal-hormone-therapy-and-type-2-diabetes-prevention-evidence-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
#18
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, JoAnn E Manson, John C Stevenson, Vivian A Fonseca
Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the US. Large randomized controlled trials suggest that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) delays the onset of type 2 diabetes in women. Still, the mechanisms and clinical implications of these associations are a matter of controversy. This review provides an up-to-date analysis and integration of epidemiological, clinical and basic studies, and proposes a mechanistic explanation for the effect of menopause and MHT on type 2 diabetes development and prevention...
March 8, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323795/assessment-of-severe-extremity-wound-bioburden-at-the-time-of-definitive-wound-closure-or-coverage-correlation-with-subsequent-postclosure-deep-wound-infection-bioburden-study
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Michael J Bosse, Clinton K Murray, Anthony R Carlini, Reza Firoozabadi, Theodore Manson, Daniel O Scharfstein, Joseph C Wenke, Mary Zadnik, Renan C Castillo
Infection remains the most common and significant complication after high-energy fractures. The Bioburden Study is a multicenter, prospective, observational cohort study of wound bacterial bioburden and antibiotic care in severe open lower extremity fractures. The aims of this study are to (1) characterize the contemporary extremity wound "bioburden" at the time of definitive wound closure; (2) determine the concordance between polymerase chain reaction results and hospital microbiology; (3) determine, among those who develop deep infections, the concordance between the pathogens at wound closure and at deep infection; and (4) compare the probability of deep infection between those who did and did not receive an appropriate course of antibiotics based on bioburden at the time of wound closure...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320576/platelet-count-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Geoffrey C Kabat, Mimi Y Kim, Amit K Verma, JoAnn E Manson, Juan Lin, Lawrence Lessin, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Thomas E Rohan
PURPOSE: We used data from the Women's Health Initiative to examine the association of platelet count with total mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, cancer mortality, and non-CHD/noncancer mortality. METHODS: Platelet count was measured at baseline in 159,746 postmenopausal women and again in year 3 in 75,339 participants. Participants were followed for a median of 15.9 years. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the relative mortality hazards associated with deciles of baseline platelet count and of the mean of baseline + year 3 platelet count...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
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