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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817766/characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-negative-academic-events-a-27-year-serial-prevalence-study-of-9-7-million-japanese-college-students
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Chiyoko Uchida, Mai Uchida
Objective: To examine the prevalence of and the factors contributing to leaves of absence and school discontinuation in Japanese college students over a 27-year period. Trends in these academic events over time were assessed, and students at elevated risk and psychosocial difficulties in need of supportive intervention were identified. Methods: Surveys were collected from the majority of Japanese national universities between 1985 and 2012, yielding data on a total of 9...
August 10, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817626/acting-within-an-increasingly-confined-space-a-qualitative-study-of-sexual-behaviours-and-healthcare-needs-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-a-provincial-tanzanian-city
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Markus Larsson, Jasmine Mohamed Shio, Michael W Ross, Anette Agardh
OBJECTIVE: To explore risk perceptions, sexual practices and healthcare needs among men who have sex with men in the provincial city of Tanga in northern Tanzania. Previous research suggests that HIV/STIs are increasing problems for this population. Yet, few studies have been conducted outside the urban area of Dar es Salaam, which has limited our knowledge about the HIV/STI risk factors and healthcare needs among men who have sex with men who live outside major metropolitan areas. METHOD: During three months in 2013, 10 in-depth interviews with men who have sex with men were conducted in Tanga...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817331/urban-rural-differences-in-suicide-in-the-state-of-maryland-the-role-of-firearms
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Paul S Nestadt, Patrick Triplett, David R Fowler, Ramin Mojtabai
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the use of firearms explains rural-urban differences in suicide rates. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis on all 6196 well-characterized adult suicides in Maryland from 2003 through 2015. We computed rate ratios by using census data and then stratified by sex, with adjustment for age and race. RESULTS: Suicide rates were higher in rural compared with urban counties. However, the higher rural suicide rates were limited to firearm suicides (incident rate ratio [IRR] = 1...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817298/radical-prostatectomy-innovation-and-outcomes-at-military-and-civilian-institutions
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Jeffrey J Leow, Joel S Weissman, Linda Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Lorens A Helmchen, Wei Jiang, Nathanael Hevelone, Stuart R Lipsitz, Louis L Nguyen, Steven L Chang
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available regarding the impact of the type of healthcare delivery system on technology diffusion and associated clinical outcomes. We assessed the adoption of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP), a recent clinical innovation, and whether this adoption altered surgical morbidity for prostate cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of administrative data from TRICARE, the healthcare program of the United States Military Health System...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817188/changes-in-standardized-mortality-rates-from-thyroid-cancer-in-korea-between-1985-and-2015-analysis-of-korean-national-data
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Yun Mi Choi, Won Gu Kim, Hyemi Kwon, Min Ji Jeon, Minkyu Han, Tae Yong Kim, Young Kee Shong, Sang Mo Hong, Eun-Gyoung Hong, Won Bae Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased very rapidly in Korea; however, most previous studies suggested that the mortality rate for thyroid cancer remained stable. The objective of the current study was to evaluate recent changes in standardized thyroid cancer mortality using data from Statistics Korea. METHODS: Population and mortality data from 1985 through 2015 were obtained from Statistics Korea. Age-standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) from thyroid cancer per 100,000 population were calculated based on the World Health Organization standard population...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816984/age-threshold-for-moderate-and-severe-periodontitis-among-korean-adults-without-diabetes-mellitus-hypertension-metabolic-syndrome-and-or-obesity
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Kyungdo Han, Jun-Beom Park
The purpose of this study is to determine an appropriate age threshold at which to recommend the evaluation of moderate and severe periodontitis among Korean adults.This study involved a cross-sectional analysis using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2012 to 2014. Incidence rates of periodontitis with the 95% confidence interval (CI) were evaluated. The predictive accuracy of age for periodontitis was determined by calculating the area under curve (AUC) on the basis of the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816228/association-of-adiposity-telomere-length-and-mortality-data-from-the-nhanes-1999-2002
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J A Batsis, T A Mackenzie, E Vasquez, C M Germain, R T Emeny, P Rippberger, F Lopez-Jimenez, S J Bartels
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Telomere shortening is associated with age and risk of medical co-morbidity. We assessed the relationship between measures of adiposity, leukocyte telomere length, and mortality and whether it is modified by age. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Subjects with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) measures were identified using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Obesity was categorized using two body fat definitions (BF1%: men ⩾25%; females ⩾35%; BF2% ⩾28% and ⩾38%, respectively), body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC) (men ⩾102 cm; females ⩾88 cm)...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815984/relationships-between-central-arterial-stiffness-lean-body-mass-and-absolute-and-relative-strength-in-young-and-older-men-and-women
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Christopher A Fahs, Robert S Thiebaud, Lindy M Rossow, Jeremy P Loenneke, Debra A Bemben, Michael G Bemben
Relationships between muscular strength and arterial stiffness as well as between muscle mass and arterial stiffness have been observed suggesting a link between the neuromuscular system and vascular health. However, the relationship between central arterial stiffness and absolute and relative strength along with muscle mass has not been investigated in both sexes across a broad age range. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between central arterial stiffness and absolute and relative strength as well as between central arterial stiffness and lean body mass (LBM) in men and women across a broad age range...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815844/do-adult-mental-health-services-identify-child-abuse-and-neglect-a-systematic-review
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John Read, David Harper, Ian Tucker, Angela Kennedy
Child abuse and neglect play a causal role in many mental health problems. Knowing whether users of mental health services were abused or neglected as children could be considered essential for developing comprehensive formulations and effective treatment plans. In the present study we report the findings of a systematic review, using independent searches of three databases designed to discover how often mental health staff find out whether their clients were abused or neglected as children. Twenty-one relevant studies were identified...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815606/prospective-study-of-urinary-prostaglandin-e2-metabolite-and-pancreatic-cancer-risk
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Yong Cui, Xiao-Ou Shu, Hong-Lan Li, Gong Yang, Wanqing Wen, Yu-Tang Gao, Qiuyin Cai, Nathaniel Rothman, Hui-Yong Yin, Qing Lan, Yong-Bing Xiang, Wei Zheng
The cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) pathway is upregulated in many pancreatic cancer cells, and it is believed that carcinogenetic effects of COX2 upregulation are largely through prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) overproduction. We tested this hypothesis by evaluating the association between urinary PGE2 metabolites (PGE-M), a biomarker of in vivo PGE2 overproduction, and pancreatic cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study with 722 subjects (239 cases and 483 controls) nested within two prospective cohort studies, the Shanghai Women's Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS)...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815485/screening-for-osteoporosis-in-older-men-operating-characteristics-of-proposed-strategies-for-selecting-men-for-bmd-testing
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Susan J Diem, Katherine W Peters, Margaret L Gourlay, John T Schousboe, Brent C Taylor, Eric S Orwoll, Jane A Cauley, Lisa Langsetmo, Carolyn J Crandall, Kristine E Ensrud
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach for selecting men for bone mineral density (BMD) testing to screen for osteoporosis is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To compare strategies for selecting older men for screening BMD testing. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4043 community-dwelling men aged ≥70 years at four US sites. MAIN MEASURES: BMD at the total hip, femoral neck, and lumbar spine using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815421/knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-of-somali-men-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-u-s-on-the-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-and-cervical-cancer-screening-january-17-2015
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Uzoma Abakporo, Abdirahman Hussein, James W Begun, Tetyana Shippee
This study explores the general knowledge of Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and cervical cancer screening (CCS) among Somali men in the U.S., who are major decision-makers in Somali households. HPV infects both men and women, and causes genital warts and cervical cancer (CC). High mortality from CC persists among minorities due to low uptake of preventive tools. Eleven questions assessed general knowledge of HPV and CCS among 30 Somali male respondents. The knowledge of HPV and CCS by education level, age, and years lived in the U...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815361/factors-associated-with-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-a-highly-insured-population-of-urban-men-who-have-sex-with-men-2014
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R Monina Klevens, Brett M Martin, Rose Doherty, H Dawn Fukuda, Kevin Cranston, Alfred DeMaria
In the United States, an estimated 25% of men who have sex with men (MSM) have indications for receiving pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection (PrEP), but <4% reported PrEP use in the past 12 months. We evaluate factors associated with having heard of, willingness to use, and use of PrEP in a venue-based, time-spaced sample of 316 urban, highly insured Boston MSM in the 2014 NHBS. We found that 53.7% of respondents reported receiving usual medical care from a doctor's office or health maintenance organization, 57...
August 16, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815325/stumbling-blocks-at-the-clinic-experiences-of-seeking-hiv-treatment-and-care-in-south-africa
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Brendan Maughan-Brown, Caroline Kuo, Omar Galárraga, Philip Smith, Mark N Lurie, Linda-Gail Bekker, Abigail Harrison
Prompt antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation maximises the therapeutic and prevention benefits of a treat-all strategy for HIV therapy. Using in-depth semi-structured interviews with men and women 18 years and older (N = 41), who were highly motivated and seeking treatment, this study examined salient factors that were associated with delays in treatment access and initiation. Results revealed clinic-related barriers including an onerous, inefficient multi-step process to initiate ART. Participants experienced additional delays due to difficulties accessing care (e...
August 16, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815058/testicular-microlithiasis-is-associated-with-ethnicity-and-socioeconomic-status
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Malene R Pedersen, Emily C Bartlett, Søren R Rafaelsen, Palle J Osther, Peter Vedsted, Maria E Sellars, Paul S Sidhu, Henrik Møller
BACKGROUND: There are limited studies about testicular microlithiasis (TML) and background information such as health, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status. PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of TML in relation to socioeconomic status and ethnicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From a database of scrotal ultrasound examinations in a single institution, all men who underwent routine ultrasound examinations for a variety of symptoms from 1998 to 2015 were included...
August 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815008/evaluation-of-medication-adherence-in-chronic-disease-at-a-federally-qualified-health-center
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Alvin B Oung, Emily Kosirog, Benjamin Chavez, Jason Brunner, Joseph J Saseen
BACKGROUND: While medication adherence in chronic disease has been evaluated in the general population, limited data are available among Medicaid recipients, especially within federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). This study determined baseline medication adherence for Medicaid recipients receiving care in an FQHC for first-line medications used in hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Secondary outcomes included baseline adherence for individual patient factors. METHODS: Patients from the Salud Family Health Centers, an FQHC with a large percentage of both Spanish-speaking patients and providers, were included in this study...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814949/physicians-views-on-the-role-of-smoking-in-smoking-related-diseases-findings-from-cross-sectional-studies-from-1982-2014-in-estonia
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Kersti Pärna, Mariliis Põld, Inge Ringmets
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have shown that physicians who smoke underestimate the effects of smoking on health and this influences their practice. This study was designed to investigate the views of Estonian physicians on the role of smoking in smoking-related diseases. METHODS: Cross-sectional postal surveys were sent to all practising physicians in Estonia in 1982, 2002 and 2014 providing data from 3504, 2694, and 2865 physicians respectively. Data analysis involved calculation of the prevalence of smoking with 95% confidence intervals and calculation of the prevalence of agreement with a causal role of smoking in ischaemic heart disease (IHD), lung cancer and chronic bronchitis...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814400/mediation-and-modification-of-genetic-susceptibility-to-obesity-by-eating-behaviors
#18
Blandine de Lauzon-Guillain, Emma Ad Clifton, Felix R Day, Karine Clément, Soren Brage, Nita G Forouhi, Simon J Griffin, Yves Akoli Koudou, Véronique Pelloux, Nicholas J Wareham, Marie-Aline Charles, Barbara Heude, Ken K Ong
Background: Many genetic variants show highly robust associations with body mass index (BMI). However, the mechanisms through which genetic susceptibility to obesity operates are not well understood. Potentially modifiable mechanisms, including eating behaviors, are of particular interest to public health.Objective: Here we explore whether eating behaviors mediate or modify genetic susceptibility to obesity.Design: Genetic risk scores for BMI (BMI-GRSs) were calculated for 3515 and 2154 adults in the Fenland and EDEN (Etude des déterminants pré et postnatals de la santé et du développement de l'enfant) population-based cohort studies, respectively...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814395/fecal-concentrations-of-bacterially-derived-vitamin-k-forms-are-associated-with-gut-microbiota-composition-but-not-plasma-or-fecal-cytokine-concentrations-in-healthy-adults
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J Philip Karl, Mohsen Meydani, Junaidah B Barnett, Sally M Vanegas, Kathryn Barger, Xueyan Fu, Barry Goldin, Anne Kane, Helen Rasmussen, Pajau Vangay, Dan Knights, Satya S Jonnalagadda, Edward Saltzman, Susan B Roberts, Simin N Meydani, Sarah L Booth
Background: Emerging evidence suggests novel roles for bacterially derived vitamin K forms known as menaquinones in health and disease, which may be attributable in part to anti-inflammatory effects. However, the relevance of menaquinones produced by gut bacteria to vitamin K requirements and inflammation is undetermined.Objective: This study aimed to quantify fecal menaquinone concentrations and identify associations between fecal menaquinone concentrations and serum vitamin K concentrations, gut microbiota composition, and inflammation...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814377/body-weight-misperception-and-dissatisfaction-among-overweight-and-obese-adult-nigerians
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Mukadas Oyeniran Akindele, Joliana Phillips, Ehimario Igumbor, Ushotanefe Useh
BACKGROUND: The increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in low- and medium-income countries has a negative impact on overall health. Correct perception of one's body weight is a step in seeking healthy help toward weight reduction in overweight and obese individuals. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to assess the body weight misperception and dissatisfaction among overweight and obese adults in an urban African setting. METHODS: This study was part of a larger cross-sectional study that was designed to plan an intervention for overweight and obese adults in an urban African setting...
August 16, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
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