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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343351/health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-and-its-correlates-among-community-recruited-children-living-with-hiv-and-uninfected-children-born-to-hiv-infected-parents-in-west-bengal-india
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Aritra Das, Roger Detels, Abdelmonem A Afifi, Marjan Javanbakht, Frank J Sorvillo, Samiran Panda
PURPOSE: Helping children living with HIV (CLH) to attain an optimum quality of life is an important goal for HIV programs around the world. Our principal objectives were to determine the association of HIV infection with different domains of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among 8- to 15-year-old CLH in India and to compare the HRQoL parameters between CLH and HIV-negative children born to HIV-infected parents ("HIV-affected"). We also assessed whether antiretroviral therapy (ART) and CD4 lymphocyte counts were associated with HRQoL among CLH...
March 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343099/source-apportionments-of-ambient-fine-particulate-matter-in-israeli-jordanian-and-palestinian-cities
#2
Jongbae Heo, Bo Wu, Ziad Abdeen, Radwan Qasrawi, Jeremy A Sarnat, Geula Sharf, Kobby Shpund, James J Schauer
This manuscript evaluates spatial and temporal variations of source contributions to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian cities. Twenty-four hour integrated PM2.5 samples were collected every six days over a 1-year period (January to December 2007) in four cities in Israel (West Jerusalem, Eilat, Tel Aviv, and Haifa), four cities in Jordan (Amman, Aqaba, Rahma, and Zarka), and three cities in Palestine (Nablus, East Jerusalem, and Hebron). The PM2.5 samples were analyzed for major chemical components, including organic carbon and elemental carbon, ions, and metals, and the results were used in a positive matrix factorization (PMF) model to estimate source contributions to PM2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342886/using-genetic-data-to-improve-species-distribution-models
#3
Jérémy Bouyer, Renaud Lancelota
Tsetse flies (Diptera, Glossinidae) transmit human and animal trypanosomoses in Africa, respectively a neglected human disease (sleeping sickness) and the most important constraint to cattle production in infested countries (nagana). We recently developed a methodology to map landscape friction (i.e. resistance to movement) for tsetse in West Africa. The goal was to identify natural barriers to tsetse dispersal, and potentially isolated tsetse populations for targeting elimination programmes. Most species distribution models neglect landscape functional connectivity whereas environmental factors affecting suitability or abundance are not necessarily the same as those influencing gene flows...
March 22, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342876/increased-activity-of-unlinked-zika-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease-compared-to-linked-zika-virus-protease
#4
Benjamin D Kuiper, Kristin Slater, Nicholas Spellmon, Joshua Holcomb, Prasanna Medapureddy, Kendall M Muzzarelli, Zhe Yang, Reuben Ovadia, Franck Amblard, Iulia A Kovari, Raymond F Schinazi, Ladislau C Kovari
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus spread by daytime-active Aedes spp. mosquitoes such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Previously thought to be a mild infection, the latest ZIKV outbreak in the Americas is causally associated with more severe symptoms as well as severe birth defects, such as microcephaly. Currently no vaccine or antiviral exists. However, recent progress has demonstrated the viral NS2B/NS3 protease may be a suitable target for the development of small-molecule antiviral agents. To better understand the ZIKV protease, we expressed, purified, and characterized unlinked and linked NS2B/NS3 protease corresponding to an isolate from the recent outbreak in Puerto Rico...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342801/geographic-disparities-of-pneumonia-specific-under-5-mortality-rates-in-mainland-china-from-1996-to-2015-a-population-based-study
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Leni Kang, Chunhua He, Lei Miao, Juan Liang, Jun Zhu, Xiaohong Li, Qi Li, Yanping Wang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the disparities of pneumonia-specific under-5 mortality rate (PU5MR) among and within three geographic regions in Mainland China from 1996 to 2015. METHODS: We used data from China's Under-5 Child Mortality Surveillance System (U5CMSS) and grouped the study period by every two years. The Cochran-Armitage trend test and Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test were used to assess trends and differences in PU5MR among and within geographic regions...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342593/taxocoenosis-of-epibenthic-dinoflagellates-in-the-coastal-waters-of-the-northern-yucatan-peninsula-before-and-after-the-harmful-algal-bloom-event-in-2011-2012
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Ana C Aguilar-Trujillo, Yuri B Okolodkov, Jorge A Herrera-Silveira, Fany Del C Merino-Virgilio, Citlalli Galicia-García
Eutrophication causes the major impact in the coastal waters of the state of Yucatan. In general, loss of water quality and biological communities and massive development of toxic microorganisms are some of the consequences of this phenomenon. To reveal changes in species composition and cell abundance of the taxocoenosis of epibenthic dinoflagellates before and after a harmful algal bloom event in the water column that lasted about 150days (August-December 2011) in the Dzilam - San Crisanto area (northern Yucatan Peninsula, southeastern Gulf of Mexico) were the main objectives of the present study...
March 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342453/ionizing-radiation-biomarkers-in-epidemiological-studies-an-update
#7
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Janet Hall, Penny A Jeggo, Catharine West, Maria Gomolka, Roel Quintens, Christophe Badie, Olivier Laurent, An Aerts, Nataša Anastasov, Omid Azimzadeh, Tamara Azizova, Sarah Baatout, Bjorn Baselet, Mohammed A Benotmane, Eric Blanchardon, Yann Guéguen, Siamak Haghdoost, Mats Harms-Ringhdahl, Julia Hess, Michaela Kreuzer, Dominique Laurier, Ellina Macaeva, Grainne Manning, Eileen Pernot, Jean-Luc Ravanat, Laure Sabatier, Karine Tack, Soile Tapio, Horst Zitzelsberger, Elisabeth Cardis
Recent epidemiology studies highlighted the detrimental health effects of exposure to low dose and low dose rate ionizing radiation (IR): nuclear industry workers studies have shown increased leukaemia and solid tumour risks following cumulative doses of <100mSv and dose rates of <10mGy per year; paediatric patients studies have reported increased leukaemia and brain tumours risks after doses of 30-60mGy from computed tomography scans. Questions arise, however, about the impact of even lower doses and dose rates where classical epidemiological studies have limited power but where subsets within the large cohorts are expected to have an increased risk...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342450/scientific-feuds-polemics-and-ad-hominem-arguments-in-basic-and-special-interest-genetics
#8
Elof Axel Carlson
Scientific disputes are commonly presented and settled in journal publications. Most are resolved by a weighing of evidence and new findings. In some cases the arguments are personal and in the form of ad hominem attacks on the personality or integrity of an author of a journal article. Many famous scientists (e.g., Galileo, Newton, and Hooke) used ad hominem arguments in responding to their critics. William Bateson, W.F.R. Weldon, William Castle, and H.J. Muller used ad hominem arguments in their publications until the end of World War I, when editorial policy of journals changed...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340364/cervical-facet-force-analysis-after-disc-replacement-versus-fusion
#9
Vikas V Patel, Zachary R Wuthrich, Kirk C McGilvray, Matthew C Lafleur, Emily M Lindley, Derrick Sun, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND: Cervical total disc replacement was developed to preserve motion and reduce adjacent-level degeneration relative to fusion, yet concerns remain that total disc replacement will lead to altered facet joint loading and long-term facet joint arthrosis. This study is intended to evaluate changes in facet contact force, pressure and surface area at the treated and superior adjacent levels before and after discectomy, disc replacement, and fusion. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen human cadaveric cervical spines were potted from C2 to C7 with pressure sensors placed into the facet joints of C3-C4 and C4-C5 via slits in the facet capsules...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340111/assessment-of-patient-reported-outcome-instruments-to-assess-chronic-low-back-pain
#10
Abhilasha Ramasamy, Mona L Martin, Steven I Blum, Hiltrud Liedgens, Charles Argoff, Rainer Freynhagen, Mark Wallace, Kelly P McCarrier, Donald M Bushnell, Noël V Hatley, Donald L Patrick
Objective. : To identify patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments that assess chronic low back pain (cLBP) symptoms (specifically pain qualities) and/or impacts for potential use in cLBP clinical trials to demonstrate treatment benefit and support labeling claims. Design. : Literature review of existing PRO measures. Methods. : Publications detailing existing PRO measures for cLBP were identified, reviewed, and summarized. As recommended by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) PRO development guidance, standard measurement characteristics were reviewed, including development history, psychometric properties (validity and reliability), ability to detect change, and interpretation of observed changes...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339042/immunomodulatory-effects-in-workers-exposed-to-naturally-occurring-asbestos-fibers
#11
Caterina Ledda, Chiara Costa, Serena Matera, Beatrice Puglisi, Valentina Costanzo, Massimo Bracci, Concettina Fenga, Venerando Rapisarda, Carla Loreto
Natural asbestiform fibers are defined 'naturally occurring asbestos' (NOA) and refer to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks. The release of NOA fibers into the air from rocks or soils by routine human activities or natural weathering processes represents a risk for human beings. Fluoro-edenite (FE) is a NOA fiber detected in the benmoreitic lava in the area of Biancavilla, South-west slope of Mt. Etna. The aim of the present study was to investigate FE immunotoxicity pathways in a group of 38 occupationally exposed construction workers, in order to find any biological markers of its effect...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338865/assessment-of-public-exposure-form-wlans-in-the-west-bank-palestine
#12
Adnan Lahham, Afifeh Sharabati, Hussein ALMasri
A total of 271 measurements were conducted at 69 different sites including homes, hospitals, educational institutions and other public places to assess the exposure to radiofrequency emission from wireless local area networks (WLANs). Measurements were conducted at different distances from 40 to 10 m from the access points (APs) in real life conditions using Narda SRM-3000 selective radiation meter. Three measurements modes were considered at 1 m distance from the AP which are transmit mode, idle mode, and from the client card (laptop computer)...
March 3, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338839/alternative-approaches-to-assessing-nonresponse-bias-in-longitudinal-survey-estimates-an-application-to-substance-use-outcomes-among-young-adults-in-the-united-states
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Brady Thomas West, Sean Esteban McCabe
We evaluated alternative approaches to assessing and correcting for nonresponse bias in a longitudinal survey. We considered the changes in substance-use outcomes over a 3-year period among young adults aged 18-24 years (n = 5,199) in the United States, analyzing data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. This survey collected a variety of substance-use information from a nationally representative sample of US adults in 2 waves: 2001-2002 and 2004-2005. We first considered nonresponse rates in the second wave as a function of key substance-use outcomes in wave 1...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338159/-application-of-multimodal-analgesia-in-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-patients-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study
#14
Wei Zhang, Ka Li, Weihan Zhang, Fei Liu, Kai Liu, Xiaohai Song, Xinzu Chen, Kun Yang, Jiankun Hu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the postoperative analgesia efficacy, rehabilitation parameters and complication between multimodal analgesia and traditional analgesia after radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer patients. METHODS: Patients with gastric cancer who underwent surgery in our hospital from October 2016 to December 2016 were enrolled in this prospective study. According to the non-randomized method, patients were assigned to multimodal analgesia group(n=32) and traditional analgesia group(n=33) in gastric cancer treatment team A and B in Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338157/-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-the-west-china-problems-strategy-and-future
#15
Jingwang Ye, Baohua Liu, Weidong Tong
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been widely used in the world for near 20 years, which should be considered as the milestone of modern medicine advancement, changing the routine perioperative principle, accelerating the recovery speed following operation, minimizing the postoperative pain, and saving the medical resources. Despite the remarkable advance, the quality and application of ERAS in the west China needs further improvement if compared with international level or even some domestic hospitals...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338156/-pay-attention-to-the-selective-lateral-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-in-mid-low-rectal-cancer
#16
Wenjian Meng, Ziqiang Wang
Lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis is an important metastatic mode and a major cause of locoregional recurrence of mid-low rectal cancer. Recently, there is an East-West discrepancy in regard to the diagnosis, clinical significance, treatment and prognosis of lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis. In the West, lateral nodal involvement may represent systemic disease and preoperative chemoradiotherapy can sterilize clinically suspected lateral nodes. Thus, in many Western countries, the standard therapy for lower rectal cancer is total mesorectal excision with chemoradiotherapy, and pelvic sidewall dissection is rarely performed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337927/suicide-in-the-mountain-west-region-of-the-united-states
#17
Carolyn M Pepper
BACKGROUND: The Mountain West region of the United States consistently reports the highest rates of suicide in the country. This pattern could reflect a regional culture-of-suicide script in support of suicide that implicitly influences individual's behavior. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether suicide rates are elevated in the Mountain West across a wide range of demographic groups, thereby supporting a regional cultural script. METHOD: Suicide rates in the Mountain West between 1999 and 2014 were compared to the rest of the country across a wide range of demographic categories and levels of population density using the Center for Disease Control Multiple Causes of Death dataset published on the WONDER online database...
March 24, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337489/antibiotic-resistance-profiling-and-microbiota-of-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-apparently-healthy-dogs-in-ibadan-south-west-nigeria
#18
Oluwafemi Babatunde Daodu, Elizabeth Adesola Amosun, Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu
BACKGROUND: Rearing of dogs and other pets has become increasingly popular in modern society. Bacterial flora resides within the nasal and oral cavities of dogs and when chanced, can be pathogenic. Certain similarities between humans and dogs portends dangerous behavioral habits that could lead to zoonotic disease transmission. This study was aimed at isolation, identification and antibiotic profiling of bacteria from nasal swabs of apparently healthy dogs. The zoonotic risk was also considered...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336972/microsatellite-analysis-for-differentiating-the-origin-of-renal-angiomyolipoma-and-involved-regional-lymph-node
#19
Ping Tan, Huan Xu, Yong Jiang, Lu Yang, Yan Zou, Liangren Liu, Nian Liu, Dehong Cao, Yu Fan, Qiyuan Li, Qiang Wei
Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) with the regional lymph node (LN) involved leads to a question of metastasis versus multicentric origin when their histology are similar. As the genomic instability is a common feature of cancer, we hypothesized that independently arising neoplasms in an individual patient would exhibit measurable genomic variation, facilitating the discrimination of tumor lineage and relatedness. Our study enrolled 12 patients who were diagnosed with nodal-involved renal AML at West China Hospital...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336763/improving-patients-pain-experience-in-a-large-rural-hospital
#20
Charles J Medico, Megan West King, Gordon Cole, Danielle Albright, Eric Kowalek, Terri Bickert, Denise Venditti
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April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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