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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220099/suppression-benefits-boys-in-taiwan-the-relation-between-gender-emotional-regulation-strategy-and-mental-health
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Kuang-Hui Yeh, Olwen Bedford, Chih-Wen Wu, Shu-Yi Wang, Nai-Shing Yen
Emotion regulation (ER) strategies have a clear impact on mental health outcomes. In 2 studies (N = 695, N = 433) we investigated gender differences in the use of 2 ER strategies (reappraisal and suppression) to handle parent-child conflict in Taiwanese adolescents. We also identified the implications of these differences for some negative emotions (self-blame and resentment) and internalizing problems (psychosomatic symptoms and social withdrawal). Results of the correlation analyses in both studies indicated that reappraisal and suppression ER strategies are positively correlated only in male Taiwanese adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208612/enteric-pathogens-and-their-toxin-induced-disruption-of-the-intestinal-barrier-through-alteration-of-tight-junctions-in-chickens
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Wageha A Awad, Claudia Hess, Michael Hess
Maintaining a healthy gut environment is a prerequisite for sustainable animal production. The gut plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and constitutes an initial organ exposed to external factors influencing bird's health. The intestinal epithelial barrier serves as the first line of defense between the host and the luminal environment. It consists of a continuous monolayer of intestinal epithelial cells connected by intercellular junctional complexes which shrink the space between adjacent cells...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203683/identification-of-unique-venous-thromboembolism-susceptibility-variants-in-african-americans
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John A Heit, Sebastian M Armasu, Bryan M McCauley, Iftikhar J Kullo, Hugues Sicotte, Jyotishman Pathak, Christopher G Chute, Omri Gottesman, Erwin P Bottinger, Joshua C Denny, Dan M Roden, Rongling Li, Marylyn D Ritchie, Mariza de Andrade
To identify novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) in African-Americans (AAs), we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of VTE in AAs using the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, comprised of seven sites each with DNA biobanks (total ~39,200 unique DNA samples) with genome-wide SNP data (imputed to 1000 Genomes Project cosmopolitan reference panel) and linked to electronic health records (EHRs). Using a validated EHR-driven phenotype extraction algorithm, we identified VTE cases and controls and tested for an association between each SNP and VTE using unconditional logistic regression, adjusted for age, sex, stroke, site-platform combination and sickle cell risk genotype...
February 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190479/a-global-picture-of-pharmacy-technician-and-other-pharmacy-support-workforce-cadres
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Tamara Koehler, Andrew Brown
INTRODUCTION: Understanding how pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support workforce cadres assist pharmacists in the healthcare system will facilitate developing health systems with the ability to achieve universal health coverage as it is defined in different country contexts. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the present global variety in the technician and other pharmacy support workforce cadres considering; their scope, roles, supervision, education and legal framework...
March 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186955/cross-sectional-analysis-of-universal-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-former-east-germany-during-the-first-year-of-life
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Aris Siafarikas, Alfons Deichl, Gerhard Jahreis, Angela Pieplow, Hartmut Vogel, Eberhard Kauf, Anna-Elisabeth Kapuhs, Elke Badeke, Günter Berger, Hans Kändler, Volker Hesse
BACKGROUND: Universal vitamin D supplementation is controversial. Preventative examinations and public health initiatives in former East Germany that included vitamin D prophylaxis for children were regulated by official recommendations and guidelines. The aim of this study is to analyse the impact of a standardised nationwide guideline for universal supplementation with 400 International Units (IU) vitamin D3/day during the first year of life on clinical and biochemical parameters and the influence of surrounding factors...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169463/relationship-between-epigenetic-regulation-dietary-habits-and-the-developmental-origins-of-health-and-disease-theory
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Kazuki Mochizuki, Natsuyo Hariya, Kazue Honma, Toshinao Goda
Environmental stressors during developmental stages are hypothesized to increase the risk of developing metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric diseases during later life. This theory is known as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Recent studies suggest that accumulation of environmental stress, including during developmental stages, is internalized as acquired information designated as "epigenetic memory." This epigenetic memory is generally indicated as DNA methylation and histone modifications in the chromatin...
February 7, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167009/variation-in-tonsillectomy-rates-by-health-care-system-type
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Matthew G Crowson, Marisa A Ryan, Daniel J Rocke, Eileen M Raynor, Liana Puscas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze variation in tonsillectomy procedure rates between health care system types around the world. STUDY DESIGN: International database analysis. METHODS: The 2015 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Statistics surgical procedures database was used to ascertain tonsillectomy procedure volumes for 31 countries. Each country's health system type and structure were classified by overall system type, and by health care regulation, financing, and provision methods...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164721/human-life-history-strategies
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Kristine J Chua, Aaron W Lukaszewski, DeMond M Grant, Oliver Sng
Human life history (LH) strategies are theoretically regulated by developmental exposure to environmental cues that ancestrally predicted LH-relevant world states (e.g., risk of morbidity-mortality). Recent modeling work has raised the question of whether the association of childhood family factors with adult LH variation arises via (i) direct sampling of external environmental cues during development and/or (ii) calibration of LH strategies to internal somatic condition (i.e., health), which itself reflects exposure to variably favorable environments...
January 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164453/the-circadian-clock-metabolism-and-obesity
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U Albrecht
In the last decades, obesity has been on the rise becoming a burden for health care systems. The reasons behind this rise are most likely caused by lifestyle rather than by an increase in gene mutations, because manifestations of genetic alterations would take longer than just a few decades. Lifestyle has a great impact on the circadian system and therefore on the body internal organization of physiological and biochemical processes, regulating various aspects of behavior and metabolism. In the following, I will discuss recent studies delineating relationships between metabolic processes and the circadian system, how metabolites and nutrients regulate the circadian clock and how nuclear receptors can act as metabolic sensors and clock regulators...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164449/role-of-sleep-and-circadian-disruption-on-energy-expenditure-and-in-metabolic-predisposition-to-human-obesity-and-metabolic-disease
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A W McHill, K P Wright
Weight gain, obesity and diabetes have reached alarming levels in the developed world. Traditional risk factors such as over-eating, poor nutritional choices and lack of exercise cannot fully account for the high prevalence of metabolic disease. This review paper examines the scientific evidence on two novel risk factors that contribute to dys-regulated metabolic physiology: sleep disruption and circadian misalignment. Specifically, fundamental relationships between energy metabolism and sleep and circadian rhythms and the impact of sleep and circadian disruption on metabolic physiology are examined...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153369/biologic-variation-approach-to-daily-laboratory
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Carmen Ricós, Virtudes Álvarez, Joana Minchinela, Pilar Fernández-Calle, Carmen Perich, Beatriz Boned, Elisabet González, Margarita Simón, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, José Vicente García-Lario, Fernando Cava, Pilar Fernández-Fernández, Zoraida Corte, Carmen Biosca
Biological variation gives valuable information about how the living organism regulates its constituents within and between subjects; this information on the behavior of body components allows us to derive consequences concerning reference populations and intervals. With a more pragmatic approach biological variation has three uses: setting the appropriate analytical performance specification for each analyte to limit the amount of error that laboratory could introduce in its measurements, to help distinguish health from disease, and to implement internal quality control with the automatic verification of results...
March 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152764/initiative-to-streamline-clinical-trials-isct-guidance-for-academic-investigators-sponsors
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Katherine Brodeur-Robb, Alison May Urton, Jacqueline Bosch, Lesley Seymour, Karen E Arts
: 219 Background: The 2011 Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) report on the State of Cancer Clinical Trials in Canada outlined in detail the threats to the conduct of academic oncology clinical trials caused by increasing complexity and workload resulting from a perceived onerous regulatory environment. The report recommended engaging Health Canada and key stakeholders to foster agreement in appropriate interpretations of the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations Part C Division 5 and ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149259/the-effect-of-policies-regulating-tobacco-consumption-on-smoking-initiation-and-cessation-in-spain-is-it-equal-across-socioeconomic-groups
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Jaime Pinilla, Ignacio Abásolo
BACKGROUND: In Spain, the Law 28/2005, which came into effect on January 2006, was a turning point in smoking regulation and prevention, serving as a guarantee for the progress of future strategies in the direction marked by international organizations. It is expected that this regulatory policy should benefit relatively more to lower socioeconomic groups, thus contributing to a reduction in socioeconomic health inequalities. This research analyzes the effect of tobacco regulation in Spain, under Law 28/2005, on the initiation and cessation of tobacco consumption, and whether this effect has been unequal across distinct socioeconomic levels...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146177/advanced-practice-nursing-a-strategy-for-achieving-universal-health-coverage-and-universal-access-to-health
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Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Ruta Valaitis, Ruth Martin-Misener, Faith Donald, Laura Morán Peña, Linda Brousseau
Objective: to examine advanced practice nursing (APN) roles internationally to inform role development in Latin America and the Caribbean to support universal health coverage and universal access to health. Method: we examined literature related to APN roles, their global deployment, and APN effectiveness in relation to universal health coverage and access to health. Results: given evidence of their effectiveness in many countries, APN roles are ideally suited as part of a primary health care workforce strategy in Latin America to enhance universal health coverage and access to health...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146159/governance-and-mental-health-contributions-for-public-policy-approach
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Lina Díaz-Castro, Armando Arredondo, Blanca Estela Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Marc Hufty
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the conceptualization of the term governance on public mental health programs. METHODS: In this systematic review, we analyzed the scientific literature published in the international scenario during 15 years (from 2000 to 2015). The databases analyzed were: Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and PubMed. Governance and mental health were the descriptors. We included relevant articles according to our subject of study and levels of analysis: (i) the concept of governance in mental health; (ii) process and decision spaces; (iii) strategic and pertinent actors who operate in the functioning of the health system, and (iv) social regulations...
January 30, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146075/toward-a-more-sustainable-trajectory-for-e-waste-policy-a-review-of-a-decade-of-e-waste-research-in-accra-ghana
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REVIEW
Kurt Daum, Justin Stoler, Richard J Grant
Global flows of e-waste from the Global North to the Global South continue to damage local environments and harm human health. Weak e-waste regulations and limited use of safety measures for e-waste workers in Accra, Ghana, foster an exploitative environment within the industry, and pose health risks for those working and living near e-waste processing sites. This paper presents an integrated review of over 40 e-waste studies specific to Accra, with particular emphasis on the well-studied e-waste processing site in Agbogbloshie, and synthesizes the existing research base across interdisciplinary themes of human health, environmental health, globalization, trade and informalization, and public policy...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141586/molecular-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-species-from-clinical-specimens-and-food-items-in-lebanon
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Sukayna M Fadlallah, Marwa Shehab, Katia Cheaito, Majd Saleh, Nada Ghosn, Walid Ammar, Rima El Hajj, Ghassan M Matar
INTRODUCTION: Foodborne illnesses can be due to a wide range of bacteria, one of the most common being Salmonella. In this study, PulseNet International was implemented in Lebanon to identify circulating pathogens at the species and strain levels, determine antimicrobial resistance, and link food sources and clinical cases during outbreaks. METHODOLOGY: Clinical and food Salmonella isolates received from the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Public Health (ESUMOH) and the Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute (LARI) between 2011 and 2014 were identified to the species level using API 20E...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130763/a-review-of-perchlorate-clo4-occurrence-in-fruits-and-vegetables
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R Calderón, F Godoy, M Escudey, P Palma
Since the 1990s, a large number of studies around the world have reported the presence of perchlorate in different types of environmental matrices. In view of their inherent characteristics, such as high solubility, mobility, persistence, and low affinity for the surface of soil, perchlorates are mobilized through the water-soil system and accumulate in edible plant species of high human consumption. However, the ingestion of food products containing perchlorate represents a potential health risk to people due to their adverse effects on thyroid, hormone, and neuronal development, mainly in infants and fetuses...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130719/inspectors-ethical-challenges-in-health-care-regulation-a-pilot-study
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W Seekles, G Widdershoven, P Robben, G van Dalfsen, B Molewijk
There is an increasing body of research on what kind of ethical challenges health care professionals experience regarding the quality of care. In the Netherlands the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate is responsible for monitoring and regulating the quality of health care. No research exists on what kind of ethical challenges inspectors experience during the regulation process itself. In a pilot study we used moral case deliberation as method in order to reflect upon inspectors' ethical challenges. The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the ethical challenges which health care inspectors encounter in their daily work...
January 27, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129811/diagnosis-of-cystic-fibrosis-consensus-guidelines-from-the-cystic-fibrosis-foundation
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Philip M Farrell, Terry B White, Clement L Ren, Sarah E Hempstead, Frank Accurso, Nico Derichs, Michelle Howenstine, Susanna A McColley, Michael Rock, Margaret Rosenfeld, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Kevin W Southern, Bruce C Marshall, Patrick R Sosnay
OBJECTIVE: Cystic fibrosis (CF), caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, continues to present diagnostic challenges. Newborn screening and an evolving understanding of CF genetics have prompted a reconsideration of the diagnosis criteria. STUDY DESIGN: To improve diagnosis and achieve standardized definitions worldwide, the CF Foundation convened a committee of 32 experts in CF diagnosis from 9 countries to develop clear and actionable consensus guidelines on the diagnosis of CF and to clarify diagnostic criteria and terminology for other disorders associated with CFTR mutations...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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