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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346164/affiliative-interpersonal-behaviors-during-stress-are-associated-with-sleep-quality-and-presleep-arousal-in-young-healthy-adults
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Heather E Gunn, Kenneth L Critchfield, Julia E Mackaronis, Holly K Rau, Matthew R Cribbet, Wendy M Troxel, Paula G Williams
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association between stress-related interpersonal behaviors, presleep arousal (PSA), and sleep quality. METHODS: Sixty-four participants (53% female) described a recent stressful interpersonal event that was coded for overall degree of affiliation (warmth vs hostility) and autonomy (independence vs interdependence). Cognitive and somatic PSA and sleep quality were examined using regression with affiliation and autonomy scores as predictors...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344984/advance-directive-in-end-of-life-decision-making-among-the-yoruba-of-south-western-nigeria
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Ayodele Samuel Jegede, Olufunke Olufunsho Adegoke
End-of-life decision making is value-laden within the context of culture and bioethics. Also, ethics committee role is difficult to understand on this, thus need for ethnomethodological perspective in an expanding bioethical age. Anthropological approach was utilized to document Yoruba definition and perspective of death, cultural beliefs about end-of-life decision making, factors influencing it and ethics committee role. Interviews were conducted among selected Yoruba resident in Akinyele LGA, Oyo State, Nigeria...
November 2016: BEOnline: Journal of the West African Bioethics Training Program
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344031/culture-bound-syndromes-of-a-brazilian-amazon-riverine-population-tentative-correspondence-between-traditional-and-western-medicine-terms-and-possible-ethnopharmacological-implications
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E Pagani, J de F L Santos, E Rodrigues
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: It is not always possible to correlate the "emic" terms to the "etic" ones during ethnopharmacological surveys, especially regarding those related to Culture-Bound Syndromes (CBS). Nevertheless, it is the role of ethnopharmacology to address these correlations, since they are the basis for the understanding of potential bioactives. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study reports the clinical manifestations and therapeutic resources used for the treatment of CBS among some riverine inhabitants of Brazilian Amazonia...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339736/extractions-retention-and-stability-the-search-for-orthodontic-truth
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Sheldon Peck
Background and objectives: From the beginnings of modern orthodontics, questions have been raised about the extraction of healthy permanent teeth in order to correct malocclusions. A hundred years ago, orthodontic tooth extraction was debated with almost religious intensity by experts on either side of the issue. Sheldon Friel and his mentor Edward H. Angle both had much to say about this controversy. Today, after significant progress in orthodontic practice, similar arguments are being voiced between nonextraction expansionists and those who see the need for tooth extractions in some orthodontic patients...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328239/normal-modern-reconstructive-surgery-in-a-mexican-public-hospital
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Samuel Taylor-Alexander
A growing corpus of anthropological scholarship demonstrates how science and medicine in Mexico are imbued by national concerns with modernization. Drawing on ethnographic research in a public hospital located in the south of Mexico City, I unpack one manifestation of this dynamic, which is the conjugation of the normal and the modern in Mexican reconstructive surgery. The aspiration toward normality underlies everyday clinic practices and relationships in this field, including why parents want surgery for their children and how doctors see their patients and their responsibilities toward them...
March 22, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323441/breaking-binaries-biomedicine-and-serostatus-borderlands-among-couples-with-mixed-hiv-status
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Asha Persson, Christy E Newman, Jeanne Ellard
With recent breakthroughs in HIV treatment and prevention, the meanings of HIV-positivity and HIV-negativity are changing at biomedical and community levels. We explore how binary constructions of HIV serostatus identities are giving way to something more complex that brings both welcome possibilities and potential concerns. We draw on research with couples with mixed HIV status to argue that, in the context of lived experiences, serostatus identities have always been more ambiguous than allowed for in HIV discourse...
February 28, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318308/the-anthropology-of-malaria-locating-the-social
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Clare I R Chandler, Uli Beisel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318184/preventing-childhood-obesity-contributions-from-the-social-sciences-to-intervention
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Muriel Lamarque, Alicia Bibiana Orden
Programming and implementation of health policies for the prevention of overweight and obesity have traditionally focused on the dissemination of specific messages identifying healthy foods and pointing out the importance of physical activity. Despite recurrent efforts, the prevalence of obesity in both adult and children populations continues to rise. The configuration of preventive proposals seems to neglect the more complex reality of the eating phenomenon, whose nature goes beyond its biological basis. Behind the presence of overweight or obesity, there are factors that exceed individual behaviors, which are constituted as elements of social order...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317470/anthropology-brokerage-and-collaboration-in-the-development-of-a-tongan-public-psychiatry-local-lessons-for-global-mental-health
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Mike Poltorak
The Global Mental Health (GMH) movement has raised questions of the translatability of psychiatric concepts and the challenges of community engagement. In Tonga, the local psychiatrist Dr Puloka successfully established a publicly accessible psychiatry that has improved admission rates for serious mental illnesses and addressed some of the stigma attached to diagnosis. On the basis of historical analysis and ethnographic fieldwork with healers, doctors, and patients since 1998, this article offers an ethnographic contextualization of the development and reception of Puloka's three key interventions during the 1990s: (a) collaboration with traditional healers; (b) translation of psychiatric diagnoses into local cultural concepts; and (c) encouraging freedom of movement and legal appeal to involuntary admission...
December 2016: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302420/a-cryptic-mitochondrial-dna-link-between-north-european-and-west-african-dogs
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Adeniyi C Adeola, Sheila C Ommeh, Jiao-Jiao Song, S Charles Olaogun, Oscar J Sanke, Ting-Ting Yin, Guo-Dong Wang, Shi-Fang Wu, Zhong-Yin Zhou, Jacqueline K Lichoti, Bernard R Agwanda, Philip M Dawuda, Robert W Murphy, Min-Sheng Peng, Ya-Ping Zhang
Domestic dogs have an ancient origin and a long history in Africa. Nevertheless, the timing and sources of their introduction into Africa remain enigmatic. Herein, we analyse variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop sequences from 345 Nigerian and 37 Kenyan village dogs plus 1530 published sequences of dogs from other parts of Africa, Europe and West Asia. All Kenyan dogs can be assigned to one of three haplogroups (matrilines; clades): A, B, and C, while Nigerian dogs can be assigned to one of four haplogroups A, B, C, and D...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300971/culture-versus-the-law-in-the-decision-not-to-vaccinate-children-meanings-assigned-by-middle-class-couples-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Carolina Luisa Alves Barbieri, Márcia Thereza Couto, Fernando Mussa Abujamra Aith
This study aimed to learn how middle-class parents in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, interpreted the country's prevailing vaccination requirements, based on their experiences with vaccinating, selectively vaccinating, or not vaccinating their children. A qualitative approach was used with in-depth interviews. The analytical process was guided by content analysis and the theoretical framework of the anthropology of the law and morality. For parents that vaccinated, Brazil's culture of immunization outweighed the feeling of compliance with the law; for selective parents, selection of vaccines was not perceived as deviating from the law...
March 9, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299367/ivf-in-sri-lanka-a-concise-history-of-regulatory-impasse
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Bob Simpson
This article outlines the development of IVF in Sri Lanka from the first successful births in the late 1990s and over the subsequent 15 years. It is based on anthropological fieldwork carried out at various points during this period. The piece focuses on the challenges entailed in achieving regulation of the new reproductive technologies against a backdrop of: (i) a bitter civil war; (ii) a complex mosaic of different religious traditions (specifically, Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism and Islam); and (iii) a shift towards neo-liberal marketization, particularly in relation to specialist and hi-tech medical interventions...
June 2016: Reprod Biomed Soc Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299152/ebola-viral-disease-in-west-africa-a-threat-to-global-health-economy-and-political-stability
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Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke, Ibrahim Mohammed, Yauba Saidu
The West African sub-continent is currently experiencing its first, and ironically, the largest and longest Ebola viral diseases (EVD) outbreak ever documented in modern medical history. The current outbreak is significant in several ways, including longevity, magnitude of morbidity and mortality, occurrence outside the traditional niches, rapid spread and potential of becoming a global health tragedy. The authors provided explicit insights into the current and historical background, drivers of the epidemic, societal impacts, status of vaccines and drugs development and proffered recommendations to halt and prevent future occurrences...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290865/-chronic-reno-cardial-continuum-in-glomerulonephritis
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I T Murkamilov, R R Kaliev, A Sh Sarybaev, J Sh Imanakunova, B F Imanov, A A Ibragimov, N T Davidova
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate main risk factors contributing to development of cardiovascular pathology at the predialysis stage of chronic glomerulonephritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 173 patients (90 men, 83 women, age 15-70, mean age 36.8+/-12.9 years) at predialysis stage of chronic glomerulonephritis. Cardiovascular pathology (coronary heart disease, disturbances of cardiac rhythm, left ventricular hypertrophy, chronic heart failure) was found in 88 patients...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290343/a-giant-urinary-bladder-stone-in-the-mummy-of-lebanese-maronite-patriarch-joseph-tyan-1760-1820-and-its-environmental-and-nutritional-implications
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L Capasso, M Licata, A Pinto, F Fernianos, T Azizi, L Manzoli, D Centrella, R D'anastasio
INTRODUCTION: Historical sources and anthropological investigations, with the indispensable support of radiology, bring to light pathological evidence of the past. CASE PRESENTATION: The purpose of this article is to present the radiological investigation conducted on the mummy of the Maronite Joseph Tyan (1760-1820), a famous patriarch who guided the Lebanese Maronite community during a critical period of its history. The natural mummy of the Patriarch was temporarily removed from its burial site to certify the degree of preservation...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290306/a-historical-case-of-an-ameloblastoma-from-southern-italy
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J Cilli, R D'Anastasio
Jawbones are susceptible to various tumours, some of which originate from dental structures. Here we describe a case of a tumour in a mandible of an old man that was discovered during an archaeological excavation in southern Italy (Torrecuso; 17th-19th centuries). The right mandibular branch presents an extended, multilocular lesion. X-ray analysis shows erosion of the cortical bone layers and the thin trabeculae that circumscribe the lobular areas. Macroscopic and radiological aspects of the mandibular lesion are consistent with an ameloblastoma...
March 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287923/subversions-on-the-border-of-life-and-deathremaking-life-death-toward-an-anthropology-of-the-biosciences-edited-by-sarah-franklin-and-margaret-lock-santa-fe-nm-school-of-american-research-press-2003-372-pp-isbn-1-930618-20-4-34-95-hardcover-reviewed-by-anna
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281829/sensing-the-airs-the-cultural-context-for-breathing-and-breathlessness-in-uruguay
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Megan Wainwright
The sensory experience of breathing, particularly the sensation of breathlessness in the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a rich though understudied topic in medical anthropology. Fieldwork in Uruguay made it clear to me that to study the sensorial experience of breathlessness, I would also have to study the widely shared cultural conceptualizations and practices surrounding air, breath, and health. In this article, I illustrate ethnographically how the experience of breathing and breathlessness is closely tied to perceptions of air outside the body - in particular humidity, temperature change, wind, and contamination...
February 7, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274795/anthropological-analysis-of-tunisian-populations-as-inferred-from-hla-class-i-and-class-ii-genetic-diversity-a-meta-analysis
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Abdelhafidh Hajjej, Wassim Y Almawi, Lasmar Hattab, Slama Hmida
Despite their importance, anthropological meta-analyses which allow for comprehensive evaluation of the relationships of a given population were rare. This meta-analysis evaluates the origin of Tunisians using polymorphic profile of HLA class I (A, B), and class II (DRB1, DQB1) genes, in historical, social and cultural context, and is the only analysis in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. A total of 20 eligible populations were selected from several databases, and included representing 2553 Tunisian individuals, who were compared with Mediterranean and sub-Saharan populations...
March 6, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273268/-methodological-novelties-applied-to-the-anthropology-of-food-agent-based-models-and-social-networks-analysis
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Diego Díaz Córdova
The aim of this article is to introduce two methodological strategies that have not often been utilized in the anthropology of food: agent-based models and social networks analysis. In order to illustrate these methods in action, two cases based in materials typical of the anthropology of food are presented. For the first strategy, fieldwork carried out in Quebrada de Humahuaca (province of Jujuy, Argentina) regarding meal recall was used, and for the second, elements of the concept of "domestic consumption strategies" applied by Aguirre were employed...
October 2016: Salud Colectiva
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