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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339514/social-inequalities-in-self-rated-health-in-ukraine-in-2007-the-role-of-psychosocial-material-and-behavioural-factors
#1
Loretta G Platts, Christopher J Gerry
Despite Ukraine's large population, few studies have examined social inequalities in health. This study describes Ukrainian educational inequalities in self-rated health and assesses how far psychosocial, material and behavioural factors account for the education gradient in health. Data were analyzed from the 2007 wave of the Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey. Education was categorized as: lower secondary or less, upper secondary and tertiary. In logistic regressions of 5451 complete cases, stratified by gender, declaring less than average health was regressed on education, before and after adjusting for psychosocial, material and behavioural factors...
October 20, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335791/fischer-s-plants-in-folk-beliefs-and-customs-a-previously-unknown-contribution-to-the-ethnobotany-of-the-polish-lithuanian-belarusian-borderland
#2
Monika Kujawska, Piotr Klepacki, Łukasz Łuczaj
BACKGROUND: Historical ethnobotanical studies are useful starting points for further diachronic analysis. The aim of this contribution is to present archival data from the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland, which were collected by Adam Fischer, a Polish ethnographer from Lviv, in the 1930s. These data were originally gathered for publication in the first part of the Lexicon of Slavic beliefs and customs, dedicated to plant uses in traditional Slavonic culture. It was intended to be a joint international enterprise, but was never actually fulfilled...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334761/tackling-the-mdr-tb-epidemic-in-ukraine-every-little-helps-%C3%A2-and-much-more-needed
#3
Matthew Burman, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Irina Kontsevaya, Barbara Molina-Moya, Olena Rzhepishevska, Lorenzo Guglielmetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332198/trace-metals-transfer-during-vine-cultivation-and-winemaking-processes
#4
Y Vystavna, L Zaichenko, N Klimenko, R Rätsep
BACKGROUND: The study was focused on Zn, Cu and Pb transfer in the system of soil-grape-must-juice-wine in Chardonnay grape variety from Ukrainian vine growing regions. The analysis of soil, grape, must, pomace, juice and wine were done at the study plot on the Southwest of Crimea. RESULTS: Commercial white wines of Chardonnay from different vine growing regions in Ukraine were analyzed on trace metals content. Results revealed that trace elements transfer was related to diverse Zn, Cu and Pb sources, trace metals bioavailability, its speciation and complexes during the wine making processes...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331963/study-of-loma-acerinae-microsporidia-detected-from-three-ponto-caspian-gobies-gobiidae-in-ukraine
#5
Mykola Ovcharenko, Piotr Wróblewski, Yuriy Kvach, Oleksandra Drobiniak
A previously recognized Glugea-belonging Microsporidia (G. melanostomi, G. markievichi, G. naidenovi) were found in the intestinal mucosa of Neogobius melanostomus, N. fluviatilis, and Proterorhinchus semilunaris (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from lower Dnieper River and Black Sea coastal inlets, Ukraine. Light microscope observations demonstrated small spherical xenomes about 0.35 mm in diameter filled by developmental stages of parasites. Mature spores were ellipsoidal, slightly narrowed at anterior pole, sometimes ovoid or elongate in shape approximately 3...
March 23, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299976/leukocyte-telomere-length-is-inversely-associated-with-post-load-but-not-with-fasting-plasma-glucose-levels
#6
Mykola Khalangot, Dmytro Krasnienkov, Alexander Vaiserman, Ivan Avilov, Volodymir Kovtun, Nadia Okhrimenko, Alexander Koliada, Victor Kravchenko
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by shorter leukocyte telomere length, but the relationship between leukocyte telomere length and type 2 diabetes mellitus development is rather questioned. Fasting and post-load glycaemia associated with different types of insulin resistance and their relation with leukocyte telomere length remains unknown. We compared leukocyte telomere length and fasting or post-load glucose levels in persons who do not receive glucose lowering treatment. For 82 randomly selected rural residents of Ukraine, aged 45+, not previously diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the WHO oral glucose tolerance test and anthropometric measurements were performed...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298261/efficacy-and-safety-of-agomelatine-10-or-25-mg-day-in-non-depressed-out-patients-with-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-12-week-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#7
Dan J Stein, Antti Ahokas, Marek Jarema, Alla S Avedisova, Livia Vavrusova, Oleg Chaban, Céline Gruget, Valérie Olivier, Françoise Picarel-Blanchot, Christian de Bodinat
Agomelatine is efficacious in reducing symptoms and preventing relapse in placebo-controlled trials in generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Nevertheless, fixed dose studies of agomelatine in GAD have not been undertaken. To determine the minimally effective optimal dose of agomelatine in GAD, the efficacy of two doses of agomelatine (10 and 25mg/day) was investigated in a 12-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind, international study in patients with a primary diagnosis of GAD. The primary outcome measure was the Hamilton Anxiety scale (HAM-A)...
March 12, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285342/prevalence-of-two-brca1-mutations-5382insc-and-300t%C3%A2-%C3%A2-g-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-from-ukraine
#8
I Gorodetska, S Serga, T Lahuta, L Ostapchenko, S Demydov, N Khranovska, O Skachkova, M Inomistova, O Kolesnik, V Svintsitsky, N Tsip, A Peresunko, N Kmit', O Manzhura, Z Rossokha, O Popova, H Salomakhina, S Kyriachenko, I Kozeretska
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide and the leading cause of gynecological malignant diseases-related deaths in women. The most significant risk factor for ovarian cancer is an inherited genetic mutation in one of two genes: breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) or breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2). The germline mutation c.5266dupC (also known as 5382insC or 5385insC) is the most common mutation among Slavic patients with breast and/or ovarian cancer. Missense mutation c.181T > G (also known as 300T > G or p...
March 11, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277271/change-over-time-in-parents-beliefs-about-and-reported-use-of-corporal-punishment-in-eight-countries-with-and-without-legal-bans
#9
Jennifer E Lansford, Claudia Cappa, Diane L Putnick, Marc H Bornstein, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Robert H Bradley
Stopping violence against children is prioritized in goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. All forms of child corporal punishment have been outlawed in 50 countries as of October 2016. Using data from 56,371 caregivers in eight countries that participated in UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, we examined change from Time 1 (2005-6) to Time 2 (2008-13) in national rates of corporal punishment of 2- to 14-year-old children and in caregivers' beliefs regarding the necessity of using corporal punishment...
October 27, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274744/performance-of-the-samba-i-and-ii-hiv-1-semi-q-tests-for-viral-load-monitoring-at-the-point-of-care
#10
Neha Goel, Allyson V Ritchie, Sekesai Mtapuri-Zinyowera, Clement Zeh, Tetiana Stepchenkova, Jesse Lehga, Annemiek De Ruiter, Laura E Farleigh, Daniel Edemaga, Rosario So, Hiroshi Sembongi, Craig Wisniewski, Lourdes Nadala, Marco Schito, Helen Lee
Although access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection is increasing in resource-poor countries, viral load testing for monitoring of treatment efficacy remains limited, expensive, and confined to centralized laboratories. The SAMBA HIV-1 Semi-Q Test is a nucleic acid-based amplification assay developed for viral load monitoring performed on either the semi-automated SAMBA I system for laboratory use or the fully automated SAMBA II system for point-of care use. We have assessed the performance characteristics of the SAMBA HIV-1 Semi-Q Test on SAMBA I and SAMBA II systems according to the Common Technical Specifications of the European Community's 98/79 In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264278/the-type-specimens-of-caraboidea-beetles-coleoptera-adephaga-deposited-in-the-collections-of-the-i-i-schmalhausen-institute-of-zoology-national-academy-of-sciences-of-ukraine
#11
Alexander V Putshkov, Alexander V Martynov
A catalogue of type specimens of species and subspecies of caraboid beetles, tiger-beetles here treated as family Cicindelidae, and ground-beetles (Carabidae) of suborder Adephaga deposited in the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine is provided. For all type-specimens original photos of each specimen (with label) and label data are given in the original spelling (translated to English if the original label was in Cyrillic alphabet). In some cases data concerning the current status of taxons are discussed...
March 1, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258385/radioactivity-in-mushrooms-from-selected-locations-in-the-bohemian-forest-czech-republic
#12
Michaela Čadová, Renata Havránková, Jiří Havránek, Friedo Zölzer
(137)Cs is one of the most important radionuclides released in the course of atmospheric nuclear weapon tests and during accidents in nuclear power plants such as that in Chernobyl, Ukraine, or Fukushima, Japan. The aim of this study was to compare (137)Cs and (40)K concentrations in particular species of mushrooms from selected locations in the Bohemian Forest (Czech: Šumava), Czech Republic, where a considerable contamination from the Chernobyl accident had been measured in 1986. Samples were collected between June and October 2014...
March 3, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255195/the-long-range-transport-of-pinaceae-pollen-an-example-in-krak%C3%A3-w-southern-poland
#13
Kazimierz Szczepanek, Dorota Myszkowska, Elżbieta Worobiec, Katarzyna Piotrowicz, Monika Ziemianin, Zuzanna Bielec-Bąkowska
High Pinaceae pollen concentrations in the air and on the surface of puddles before the main pollen season started were observed in Kraków (southern Poland) in May 2013. The paper presents the results of detailed studies of the composition and source of the "yellow rain" in 2013, and as a comparison, the Pinaceae pollen concentrations and samples collected from the ground surface in 2014 were considered. The air samples were collected using the volumetric method (Hirst-type device), while pollen grains sampled from the ground surface were processed using a modified Erdtman acetolysis method...
2017: Aerobiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254150/towards-a-new-health-diplomacy-in-eastern-ukraine
#14
Michel Kazatchkine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243868/sexual-identity-stigma-and-depression-the-role-of-the-anti-gay-propaganda-law-in-mental-health-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-moscow-russia
#15
Emily Hylton, Andrea L Wirtz, Carla E Zelaya, Carl Latkin, Alena Peryshkina, Vladmir Mogilnyi, Petr Dzhigun, Irina Kostetskaya, Noya Galai, Chris Beyrer
Depression is a major public health problem in the Russian Federation and is particularly of concern for men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM living in Moscow City were recruited via respondent-driven sampling and participated in a cross-sectional survey from October 2010 to April 2013. Multiple logistic regression models compared the relationship between sexual identity, recent stigma, and probable depression, defined as a score of ≥23 on the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale. We investigated the interactive effect of stigma and participation in the study after the passage of multiple "anti-gay propaganda laws" in Russian provinces, municipalities, and in neighboring Ukraine on depression among MSM...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243727/the-occurrence-of-ambrosia-pollen-in-the-atmosphere-of-northwest-turkey-investigation-of-possible-source-regions
#16
Sevcan Celenk, Hulusi Malyer
Ambrosia pollen was first reported as an important allergen in North America at the end of the nineteenth century, and many European countries have recently reported its increasing significance for pollen allergy. The aims of this study were to determine whether the highly allergenic Ambrosia pollen recorded during the studied period could be the result of long-distance transport (LDT) and to identify the potential sources of Ambrosia pollen grains. The study investigates Ambrosia pollen episodes during the peak term of six yearly periods between 2010 and 2015 by examining source regions in Ambrosia pollen in Bursa, Turkey...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242537/primary-healthcare-based-integrated-care-with-opioid-agonist-treatment-first-experience-from-ukraine
#17
Olga Morozova, Sergey Dvoriak, Iryna Pykalo, Frederick L Altice
BACKGROUND: Ukraine's HIV epidemic is concentrated among people who inject drugs (PWID), however, coverage with opioid agonist therapies (OATs) available mostly at specialty addiction clinics is extremely low. OAT integrated into primary healthcare clinics (PHCs) provides an opportunity for integrating comprehensive healthcare services and scaling up OAT. METHODS: A pilot study of PHC-based integrated care for drug users conducted in two Ukrainian cities between 2014 and 2016 included three sub-studies: 1) cross-sectional treatment site preference assessment among current OAT patients (N=755); 2) observational cohort of 107 PWID who continued the standard of care versus transition of stabilized and newly enrolled PWID into PHC-based integrated care; and 3) pre/post analysis of attitudes toward PWID and HIV patients by PHC staff (N=26)...
February 21, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239898/early-signal-of-diverted-use-of-tropicamide-eye-drops-in-france
#18
Camille Ponté, Christian Pi, Aurore Palmaro, Emilie Jouanjus, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
BACKGROUND: Tropicamide is a mydriatic drug used as eye-drops for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. From 2013, a diverted use by intravenous route has been suspected in Eastern Europe in opioids users. To recent date, no signal of a misuse has been identified in France. PURPOSE: To investigate an early signal of a diverted use of tropicamide eye drops and to collect information regarding motives of misusing and tropicamide-induced effects. METHODS: Information was obtained at 1/ regional level (Midi-Pyrénées area): reimbursement data and pharmacists' reports on suspicious requests, 2/ national level: reimbursement data and prescriptions suggesting possible abuse from the OSIAP (Ordonnances Suspectes, Indicateur d'Abus Possible) survey and 3/ international level: VigiBase® reports and Web sources...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230831/incidence-of-multiple-myeloma-among-cleanup-workers-of-the-chornobyl-accident-and-their-survival
#19
D Bazyka, N Gudzenko, I Dyagil, N Trotsiuk, E Gorokh, Z Fedorenko, V Chumak, E Bakhanova, I Ilienko, A Romanenko
The study presents the updated data on the multiple myeloma (MM) incidence in Ukrainian cleanup workers after the Chornobyl accident and their survival. The epidemiological analysis is based on the extended follow-up period to identify new MM cases for higher statistical power and to collect additional data on the disease course and outcome for the survival analysis. The objective of the study was to analyze the MM incidence and survival in Chornobyl cleanup workers in 1996-2013 in comparison with the national MM statistical data...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230830/several-aspects-of-descriptive-epidemiology-of-hematological-malignancies-in-adult-population-of-ukraine-belarus-and-russian-federation-after-chornobyl-accident
#20
N Guslitser, M P Zavelevich, S V Koval, D F Gluzman
Chornobyl impact on the health of adult population in Ukraine, Belarus and Russian Federation was a subject of several studies. However, the studies of the effects of Chornobyl on leukemia in adult populations in post-Soviet countries are scarce and the results are contradictory up to present. The results of the epidemiological studies of the oncohematological consequences of Chornobyl accident are briefly reviewed with particular focus on pre-Chornobyl and post-Chornobyl trends in leukemia incidence in Ukraine, Belarus and Russian Federation as well as in small territories of these countries with various levels of radionuclide contamination...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
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