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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346975/hypothyroidism-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-in-a-national-cohort-of-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chung-Chih Lin, Hsuan Ming Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Che-Yi Chou, Chiu-Ching Huang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypothyroidism is high in hemodialysis (HD) patients and hypothyroidism increases all-cause mortality in HD patients. Comorbidities are common in HD patients and are associated with both mortality and hypothyroidism. The aim of the study is to explore the effect of the interactions of comorbidities and hypothyroidism on all-cause mortality in HD patients. METHOD: Patients with hypothyroidism (ICD-9-CM 244.0, 244.1, and 244.9) and matched patients without hypothyroidism in the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patient Database of Taiwan Health Insurance from 2000 to 2010 were analyzed...
March 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346913/selected-food-consumption-mediates-the-association-between-education-level-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adults
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Oh Yoen Kim, So-Young Kwak, Boeun Kim, Young-Sun Kim, Hye Young Kim, Min-Jeong Shin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Low socioeconomic status (SES) is linked to higher incidence/mortality of cardiovascular disease, but emerging evidence inconsistently reported that education level, a proxy for SES, is related to cardiovascular risk and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Koreans. Furthermore, limited information is available on whether dietary components would mediate the relationship between education level and cardiovascular risk. We hypothesized that selected food consumption mediates the association between education level and MetS prevalence...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346858/circulating-soluble-il-6-receptor-concentration-and-visceral-adipocyte-size-are-related-to-insulin-resistance-in-taiwanese-adults-with-morbid-obesity
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Feng-Chih Kuo, Ya-Hsien Huang, Fu-Huang Lin, Yi-Jen Hung, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chieh-Hua Lu, Sheng-Chiang Su, Chia-Luen Huang, Chien-Hsing Lee, Nain-Feng Chu
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity is related to chronic inflammation and many metabolic complications. Interleukin (IL)-6 plays a pivotal pathophysiological role in obesity, and IL-6 trans-signaling through the soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) has a major proinflammatory effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between sIL-6R, adipocyte size, and insulin resistance in morbidly obese individuals. METHODS: We measured concentrations of sIL-6R, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and lipid parameters and estimated homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) before the patients underwent bariatric surgery...
March 27, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346655/high-prevalence-of-alcohol-use-disorders-in-patients-with-inflammatory-skin-diseases
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K Al-Jefri, D Newbury-Birch, C R Muirhead, E Gilvarry, V Araújo-Soares, N J Reynolds, E Kaner, P J Hampton
BACKGROUND: There is a known association between psoriasis and heavy alcohol consumption. Causality remains unclear with evidence supporting both alcohol triggering psoriasis and psoriasis predisposing to heavy alcohol consumption. However, the association between heavy alcohol consumption and other inflammatory skin diseases remains to be defined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of heavy drinking using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in patients with inflammatory skin disease...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346590/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-large-scale-teleretinal-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-program-in-the-los-angeles-county-department-of-health-services
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Lauren P Daskivich, Carolina Vasquez, Carlos Martinez, Chi-Hong Tseng, Carol M Mangione
Importance: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in adults of working age in the United States. In the Los Angeles County safety net, a nonvertically integrated system serving underinsured and uninsured patients, the prevalence of DR is approximately 50%, and owing to limited specialty care resources, the average wait times for screening for DR have been 8 months or more. Objective: To determine whether a primary care-based teleretinal DR screening (TDRS) program reduces wait times for screening and improves timeliness of needed care in the Los Angeles County safety net...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346565/anticholinergic-burden-and-functional-status-in-older-people-with-cognitive-impairment-results-from-the-regal-project
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V Boccardi, M Baroni, L Paolacci, S Ercolani, A Longo, M Giordano, C Ruggiero, P Mecocci
OBJECTIVE: The use of drugs with intrinsic anticholinergic properties is widespread among old age persons. A growing body of evidences suggest that a high anticholinergic burden is associated with physical and cognitive impairment. However, the association between anticholinergic drug use and functional status is still poorly investigated, particularly among subjects with initial cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study examining the association between drug-related anticholinergic burden and functional status in cognitively healthy (CH) (n=691), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (n=541) or mild Alzheimer's diseases (AD) (n=1127) subjects...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346539/is-there-a-relation-between-novelty-seeking-striatal-dopamine-release-and-frontal-cortical-thickness
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Natalia Jaworska, Sylvia M Cox, Kevin F Casey, Isabelle Boileau, Mariya Cherkasova, Kevin Larcher, Alain Dagher, Chawki Benkelfat, Marco Leyton
BACKGROUND: Novelty-seeking (NS) and impulsive personality traits have been proposed to reflect an interplay between fronto-cortical and limbic systems, including the limbic striatum (LS). Although neuroimaging studies have provided some evidence for this, most are comprised of small samples and many report surprisingly large effects given the challenges of trying to relate a snapshot of brain function or structure to an entity as complex as personality. The current work tested a priori hypotheses about associations between striatal dopamine (DA) release, cortical thickness (CT), and NS in a large sample of healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346515/gender-differences-in-reward-and-punishment-for-monetary-and-social-feedback-in-children-an-erp-study
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Ying Ding, Encong Wang, Yuchen Zou, Yan Song, Xue Xiao, Wanyi Huang, Yanfang Li
Gender differences in feedback processing have been observed among adolescents and adults through event-related potentials. However, information on whether and how this feedback processing is affected by feedback valence, feedback type, and individual sensitivity in reward/punishment among children remains minimal. In this study, we used a guessing game task coupled with electroencephalography to investigate gender differences in feedback processing, in which feedback to reward and punishment was presented in the context of monetary and social conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346490/effect-of-hiv-and-malaria-parasites-co-infection-on-immune-hematological-profiles-among-patients-attending-anti-retroviral-treatment-art-clinic-in-infectious-disease-hospital-kano-nigeria
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Feyisayo Ebenezer Jegede, Tinuade Ibijoke Oyeyi, Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Henry Akwen Mbah, Titilope Badru, Chinedu Agbakwuru, Oluwasanmi Adedokun
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria co-infection may present worse health outcomes in the tropics. Information on HIV/malaria co-infection effect on immune-hematological profiles is critical for patient care and there is a paucity of such data in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate immune-hematological profiles among HIV infected patients compared to HIV/malaria co-infected for ART management improvement. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Infectious Disease Hospital, Kano...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346488/comparison-of-chest-ct-findings-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-diseases-vs-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lung-disease-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-cavities
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Cherry Kim, So Hee Park, Sang Young Oh, Sung-Soo Kim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Tae Sun Shim, Mi Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on the differences between CT findings of HIV-negative patients who have cavities with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease and those with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections (TB). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 128 NTM disease patients (79 males and 49 females) with cavities in chest CT, matched for age and gender with 128 TB patients in the same period. Sputum cultures of all patients were positive for pathogens. Two independent chest radiologists evaluated the characteristics of the largest cavity and related factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346387/oprm1-c-118a-g-polymorphism-and-duration-of-morphine-treatment-associated-with-morphine-doses-and-quality-of-life-in-palliative-cancer-pain-settings
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Aline Hajj, Lucine Halepian, Nada El Osta, Georges Chahine, Joseph Kattan, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
Despite increased attention on assessment and management, pain remains the most persistent symptom in patients with cancer, in particular in end-of-life settings, with detrimental impact on their quality-of-life (QOL). We conducted this study to evaluate the added value of determining some genetic and non-genetic factors to optimize cancer pain treatment. Eighty-nine patients were included in the study for the evaluation of palliative cancer pain management. The regression analysis showed that age, OPRM1 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), as well as the duration of morphine treatment were significantly associated with morphine doses at 24 h (given by infusion pump; p = 0...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346315/the-effects-of-10-weeks-integrated-neuromuscular-training-on-fundamental-movement-skills-and-physical-self-efficacy-in-6-7-year-old-children
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Michael J Duncan, Emma L J Eyre, Samuel W Oxford
Integrated neuromuscular training (INT) has been suggested as an effective means to enhance athletic potential in children. However, few studies have reported the effects of school based INT programs. This study examined the effect of INT on process and product fundamental movement skill measures and physical self-efficacy in 6-7 year old children. Ninety-four children from 2 primary schools were randomised into either a 10 week INT program or a control group CON (n =41) group. Results indicated significantly greater increases in process FMS scores in INT vs CON (P = 0...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346161/gender-differences-in-sleep-hygiene-practices-and-sleep-quality-in-new-zealand-adolescents-aged-15-to-17-years
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Barbara C Galland, Andrew R Gray, Jonathan Penno, Claire Smith, Carmen Lobb, Rachael W Taylor
AIM: To examine, in a nationwide sample of New Zealand adolescents, self-reported sleep hygiene, and specifically evening technology and caffeine use, and body mass index, in relation to sleep quality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 692 adolescents (59% girls), predominantly European (78%), with an average age of 16 years 9 months were recruited through schools, community advertising, and social media. MEASURES: All participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale online, and questions about their height, weight, evening technology use, and caffeine consumption...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346150/factors-contributing-to-poor-satisfaction-with-sleep-and-healthcare-seeking-behavior-in-older-adults
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Olufunmilola Abraham, Jia Pu, Loren J Schleiden, Steven M Albert
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing older adults' poor satisfaction with sleep and their current healthcare seeking behaviors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Community Registry. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 60 or older enrolled in the registry that completed a cross-sectional mailed survey (N = 1026). MEASUREMENTS: Participant demographics (age, gender, marital status, race, education), overall health (self-rated health, pain, and comorbidities), and health behaviors (physical activity, smoking, drinking behaviors) were collected from the registry database...
February 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346117/on-the-communicative-function-of-body-odors
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Jasper H B de Groot, Gün R Semin, Monique A M Smeets
Humans use multiple senses to navigate the social world, and the sense of smell is arguably the most underestimated one. An intriguing aspect of the sense of smell is its social communicative function. Research has shown that human odors convey information about a range of states (e.g., emotions, sickness) and traits (e.g., individuality, gender). Yet, what underlies the communicability of these states and traits via smell? We fill this explanatory gap with a framework that highlights the dynamic and flexible aspects of human olfactory communication...
March 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346115/the-malevolent-side-of-human-nature
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Peter Muris, Harald Merckelbach, Henry Otgaar, Ewout Meijer
The term dark triad refers to the constellation of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Over the past few years, the concept has gained momentum, with many researchers assuming that the dark triad is a prominent antecedent of transgressive and norm-violating behavior. Our purpose in this meta-analytic review was to evaluate (a) interrelations among narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy; (b) gender differences in these traits; (c) how these traits are linked to normal personality factors; and (d) the psychosocial correlates of the dark triad...
March 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346083/logistic-regression-likelihood-ratio-test-analysis-for-detecting-signals-of-adverse-events-in-post-market-safety-surveillance
#17
Kijoeng Nam, Nicholas C Henderson, Patricia Rohan, Emily Jane Woo, Estelle Russek-Cohen
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and other product surveillance systems compile reports of product-associated adverse events (AEs), and these reports may include a wide range of information including age, gender, and concomitant vaccines. Controlling for possible confounding variables such as these is an important task when utilizing surveillance systems to monitor post-market product safety. A common method for handling possible confounders is to compare observed product-AE combinations with adjusted baseline frequencies where the adjustments are made by stratifying on observable characteristics...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346079/patterns-of-mental-health-care-utilization-among-sexual-orientation-minority-groups
#18
Lisa F Platt, Julia Kay Wolf, Christopher P Scheitle
Prior studies of the utilization of mental health professionals by sexual minority populations have relied on data that are now dated and\or not nationally representative. These studies have also provided mixed findings regarding gender differences in the utilization of mental health professionals among sexual minority individuals. Using data from the 2013-2015 National Health Interview Surveys, this study investigates (1) how sexual minority individuals compare to heterosexual participants in their utilization of mental health professionals and (2) gender differences in that utilization...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345847/five-year-survival-is-not-a-useful-measure-for-cancer-control-in-the-population-an-analysis-based-on-uk-data
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Si Qi Li, Xiong Fei Pan, Michael Saheb Kashaf, Qing Ping Xue, Hui Jing Luo, Yan Yan Wang, Ying Wen, Chun Xia Yang
Background: Five-year survival is an important metric for progress in cancer control broadly used both in the cancer literature and by the public. In order to assess its validity and relation to other common metrics, we analyzed the relationship between 5-year survival, incidence and mortality using publicly available cancer registry data from England and Wales. Methods: Five-year survival, incidence and mortality data were obtained from the online database of a registered charity, Cancer Research UK. We extracted sex-specific age-standardized mortality, incidence, and 5-year survivalfor16 types of cancer over the period from 1976 to 1995...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345830/histopathologic-evolution-of-urothelial-carcinoma-recurrence-in-transurethral-resection-of-the-urinary-bladder-35-consecutive-cases-and-literature-review
#20
Ali Koyuncuer
Background: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the malignancy most frequently encountered in the urinary bladder.The primary aim of this study was to make a reappraisal of histopathologic features, recurrence and progression. Materials and Methods: The records of cases consecutively diagnosed with UC in the state hospital pathology laboratory were collected. Cases were classified according to age, gender, histologic grade, pathologic staging [primary Tumor (pT)] ,tumor configuration, primary or recurrent status, and progression...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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