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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908258/neurotoxicity-induced-by-mephedrone-an-up-to-date-review
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Flaminia Pantano, Roberta Tittarelli, Giulio Mannocchi, Roberta Pacifici, Alessandro di Luca, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Enrico Marinelli
Mephedrone is a β-ketoamphetamine belonging to the family of synthetic cathinones, an emerging class of designer drugs known for their hallucinogenic and psychostimulant properties as well as for their abuse potential. The aim of this review was to examine the emerging scientific literature on the possible mephedrone-induced neurotoxicity, yet not well defined due to the limited number of experimental studies, mainly carried on animal models. Relevant scientific articles were identified from international literature databases (Medline, Scopus, etc...
November 30, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906530/medicare-program-hospital-outpatient-prospective-payment-and-ambulatory-surgical-center-payment-systems-and-quality-reporting-programs-organ-procurement-organization-reporting-and-communication-transplant-outcome-measures-and-documentation-requirements-electronic
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This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system...
November 14, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905962/identifying-potential-differences-in-cause-of-death-coding-practices-across-russian-regions
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Inna Danilova, Vladimir M Shkolnikov, Dmitri A Jdanov, France Meslé, Jacques Vallin
BACKGROUND: Reliable and comparable data on causes of death are crucial for public health analysis, but the usefulness of these data can be markedly diminished when the approach to coding is not standardized across territories and/or over time. Because the Russian system of producing information on causes of death is highly decentralized, there may be discrepancies in the coding practices employed across the country. In this study, we evaluate the uniformity of cause-of-death coding practices across Russian regions using an indirect method...
March 22, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903062/geographically-weighted-regression-for-modelling-the-accessibility-to-the-public-hospital-network-in-concepci%C3%A3-n-metropolitan-area-chile
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Marcela Martínez Bascuñán, Carolina Rojas Quezada
Accessibility models in transport geography based on geographic information systems have proven to be an effective method in determining spatial inequalities associated with public health. This work aims to model the spatial accessibility from populated areas within the Concepción metropolitan area (CMA), the second largest city in Chile. The city's public hospital network is taken into consideration with special reference to socio-regional inequalities. The use of geographically weighted regression (GWR) and ordinary least squares (OLS) for modelling accessibility with socioeconomic and transport variables is proposed...
November 22, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902766/physical-properties-of-blood-are-altered-in-young-and-lean-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Michael J Simmonds, Nikki Milne, Kee Ong, Emily Brotherton, Antony P McNamee, Jarod Horobin, Surendran Sabapathy
Classic features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) include derangement of metabolic and cardiovascular health, and vascular dysfunction is commonly reported. These comorbidities indicate impaired blood flow; however, other than limited reports of increased plasma viscosity, surprisingly little is known regarding the physical properties of blood in PCOS. We aimed to investigate whether haemorheology was impaired in women with PCOS. We thus measured a comprehensive haemorheological profile, in a case-control design, of lean women with PCOS and age-matched healthy controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898796/sorption-of-pharmaceuticals-heavy-metals-and-herbicides-to-biochar-in-the-presence-of-biosolids
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Daniel A Bair, Fungai N D Mukome, Inna E Popova, Temitope A Ogunyoku, Allie Jefferson, Daoyuan Wang, Sarah C Hafner, Thomas M Young, Sanjai J Parikh
Agricultural practices are increasingly incorporating recycled waste materials, such as biosolids, to provide plant nutrients and enhance soil functions. Although biosolids provide benefits to soil, municipal wastewater treatment plants receive pharmaceuticals and heavy metals that can accumulate in biosolids, and land application of biosolids can transfer these contaminants to the soil. Environmental exposure of these contaminants may adversely affect wildlife, disrupt microbial communities, detrimentally affect human health through long-term exposure, and cause the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895819/nutrition-insulin-resistance-and-dysfunctional-adipose-tissue-determine-the-different-components-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Juan Antonio Paniagua
Obesity is an excessive accumulation of body fat that may be harmful to health. Today, obesity is a major public health problem, affecting in greater or lesser proportion all demographic groups. Obesity is estimated by body mass index (BMI) in a clinical setting, but BMI reports neither body composition nor the location of excess body fat. Deaths from cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes accounted for approximately 65% of all deaths, and adiposity and mainly abdominal adiposity are associated with all these disorders...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894271/effectiveness-of-a-physical-exercise-intervention-program-in-improving-functional-mobility-in-older-adults-after-hip-fracture-in-later-stage-rehabilitation-protocol-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-reative-study
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Camila Astolphi Lima, Catherine Sherrington, Adriana Guaraldo, Suzana Albuquerque de Moraes, Renata Dos Ramos Varanda, Juliana de Araújo Melo, Kodi Edson Kojima, Monica Perracini
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures resulting from falls increase substantially with advancing age and less than half of older hip fracture survivors regain their former levels of mobility. There is increasing evidence that rehabilitation interventions with exercises that goes beyond the sub-acute phase or even in a later stage of care have a positive impact on various functional abilities. The purpose of this study is to determine if exercise program training for people who have suffered a fall-related hip fracture will improve functional mobility when compared with usual care...
November 29, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881131/an-evaluation-of-equity-and-equality-in-physical-activity-policies-in-four-european-countries
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Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen, Petru Sandu, Ahmed M Syed, Mette W Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: There is strong research evidence on the importance of health equity and equality for wellbeing in societies. As chronic non-communicable diseases are widespread, the positive impact of physical activity (PA) on health has gained importance. However, PA at the population level is far from optimal. PA depends not only on individual factors, but also on policies for PA in sport, health, transport, education and other sectors, on social and cultural factors, and on the environment...
November 24, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865052/retention-in-care-and-reasons-for-discontinuation-of-lifelong-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-cohort-of-cameroonian-pregnant-and-breastfeeding-hiv-positive-women-initiating-option-b-in-the-south-west-region
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Pascal N Atanga, Harrison T Ndetan, Eric A Achidi, Henry D Meriki, Michael Hoelscher, Arne Kroidl
OBJECTIVE: To assess linkage and retention in care along the PMTCT cascade in HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women initiating Option B+ in Cameroon. METHODS: We prospectively determined uptake of HIV testing and counselling (HTC), uptake of ART and retention in care after Option B+ initiation between October 2013 and December 2014 in pregnant and breastfeeding women from five sites within the Kumba Health District. Retention in care was assessed over at least 12 months follow-up and estimated by Kaplan Meier analysis...
November 16, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860093/phylogenetic-and-functional-characterization-of-the-distal-intestinal-microbiome-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-from-both-farm-and-aquarium-settings
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Philip P Lyons, James F Turnbull, Karl A Dawson, Mags Crumlish
AIMS: This study focused on comparing the phylogenetic composition and functional potential of the intestinal microbiome of rainbow trout sourced from both farm and aquarium settings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Samples of distal intestinal contents were collected from fish and subjected to high throughput 16S rRNA sequencing, to accurately determine the composition of the intestinal microbiome. The predominant phyla identified from both groups were Tenericutes, Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Spirochaetae and Bacteroidetes...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859258/motile-and-non-motile-cilia-in-human-pathology-from-function-to-phenotypes
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REVIEW
Hannah M Mitchison, Enza Maria Valente
Ciliopathies are inherited human disorders caused by both motile and non-motile cilia dysfunction that form an important and rapidly expanding disease category. Ciliopathies are complex conditions to diagnose, being multisystem disorders characterised by extensive genetic heterogeneity and clinical variability with high levels of lethality. There is marked phenotypic overlap among distinct ciliopathy syndromes that presents a major challenge for their recognition, diagnosis, clinical management, in addition to posing an on-going task to develop the most appropriate family counselling...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854311/care-seeking-for-diarrhoea-in-southern-malawi-attitudes-practices-and-implications-for-diarrhoea-control
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Salule Masangwi, Neil Ferguson, Anthony Grimason, Tracy Morse, Lawrence Kazembe
This paper examined care-seeking behaviour and its associated risk factors when a family member had diarrhoea. Data was obtained from a survey conducted in Chikwawa, a district in Southern Malawi. Chikwawa is faced with a number of environmental and socioeconomic problems and currently diarrhoea morbidity in the district is estimated at 24.4%, statistically higher than the national average of 17%. Using hierarchically built data from a survey of 1403 households nested within 33 communities, a series of two level binary logistic regression models with Bayesian estimation were used to determine predictors of care-seeking behaviour...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852263/regional-disparities-in-road-traffic-injuries-and-their-determinants-in-brazil-2013
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Otaliba Libanio Morais Neto, Ana Lúcia Andrade, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Polyana Maria Pimenta Mandacarú, Gabriela Camargo Tobias
BACKGROUND: In recent decades middle-income countries have experienced a rapid increase in the number of cars and motorcycles. Increased deaths and hospitalizations due to road traffic injuries (RTI) has been observed in several countries as a result. In this study we assessed the determinants of RTIs in Brazil by mode of transportation and compared differences in RTI rates among macro-regions. METHODS: We used data from the National Health Survey (NHS) conducted in 2013 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics and the Ministry of Health...
November 17, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848756/results-from-india-s-2016-report-card-on-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth
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Tarun Reddy Katapally, Shifalika Goenka, Jasmin Bhawra, Subha Mani, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Sarah Helen Kehoe, Anjana Sankhil Lamkang, Manu Raj, Kathleen McNutt
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity in children and youth in India is a major public health problem. The 2016 Indian Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth has been conceptualized to highlight this epidemic by appraising behaviors, contexts, strategies, and investments related to physical activity of Indian children and youth. METHODS: An international research collaboration resulted in the formation of a Research Working Group (RWG). RWG determined key indicators; identified, synthesized, and analyzed existing evidence; developed criteria for assigning grades; and, finally, assigned grades to indicators based on consensus...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848745/global-matrix-2-0-report-card-grades-on-the-physical-activity-of-children-and-youth-comparing-38-countries
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Mark S Tremblay, Joel D Barnes, Silvia A González, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Vincent O Onywera, John J Reilly, Grant R Tomkinson
The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60% of the world's population). Nine common indicators were used (Overall Physical Activity, Organized Sport Participation, Active Play, Active Transportation, Sedentary Behavior, Family and Peers, School, Community and the Built Environment, and Government Strategies and Investments), and all Report Cards were generated through a harmonized development process and a standardized grading framework (from A = excellent, to F = failing)...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848723/results-from-belgium-s-2016-report-card-on-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth
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Anne I Wijtzes, Maïté Verloigne, Alexandre Mouton, Marc Cloes, Karin A A De Ridder, Greet Cardon, Jan Seghers
BACKGROUND: This 2016 Belgium Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first systematic evaluation of physical activity (PA) behaviors, related health behaviors, health outcomes, and influences thereon, using the Active Healthy Kids Canada grading framework. METHODS: A research working group consisting of PA experts from both Flanders and Wallonia collaborated to determine the indicators to be graded, data sources to be used, and factors to be taken into account during the grading process...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846889/using-expert-decision-making-to-establish-indicators-of-urban-friendliness-for-walking-environments-a-multidisciplinary-assessment
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Yen-Cheng Chiang, Han-Yu Lei
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have suggested that friendly walking environments positively affect physical activity and health. Creating friendly walking environments in urban areas is a complex and wide-ranging topic, and no study has yet established a set of assessment indicators by drawing on the expertise of various disciplines. This study uses a multiple-criteria decision-making technique to elucidate the environmental factors that affect the friendliness of the walking environment...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846289/spatial-variability-in-condition-of-southern-rock-lobsters-jasus-edwardsii-at-the-start-of-the-tasmanian-fishing-season
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Tania Mendo, Cedric Simon, Bridget Green, Caleb Gardner
The southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) industry in Australia favours red lobsters, which are usually caught in shallow waters, over paler (brindle) lobsters. This preference is driven partly by the Chinese market, where red is associated with luck and prosperity, and additionally, by the widely held perception within the industry that brindles have greater mortality rates during out of water transport than reds. Limited scientific evidence supports these industry observations; however, these studies did not evaluate the initial condition of lobsters...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833104/analysis-of-zinc-exporters-expression-in-prostate-cancer
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Chandra K Singh, Kareem M Malas, Caitlin Tydrick, Imtiaz A Siddiqui, Kenneth A Iczkowski, Nihal Ahmad
Maintaining optimal intracellular zinc (Zn) concentration is crucial for critical cellular functions. Depleted Zn has been associated with prostate cancer (PCa) progression. Solute carrier family 30 (SLC30A) proteins maintain cytoplasmic Zn balance by exporting Zn out to the extracellular space or by sequestering cytoplasmic Zn into intracellular compartments. In this study, we determined the involvement of Zn-exporters, SLC30A 1-10 in PCa, in the context of racial health disparity in human PCa samples obtained from European-American (EA) and African-American (AA) populations...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
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