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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325931/body-mass-index-adjustments-to-increase-the-validity-of-body-fatness-assessment-in-uk-black-african-and-south-asian-children
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M T Hudda, C M Nightingale, A S Donin, M S Fewtrell, D Haroun, S Lum, J E Williams, C G Owen, A R Rudnicka, J C K Wells, D G Cook, P H Whincup
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: BMI (weight/height(2)) is the most widely used marker of childhood obesity and total body fatness (BF). However, its validity is limited, especially in children of South Asian and black African origins. We aimed to quantify BMI adjustments needed for UK children of black African and South Asian origins so that adjusted BMI related to BF in the same way as for white European children. METHODS: We used data from four recent UK studies which made deuterium dilution BF measurements in UK children of white European, South Asian and black African origins...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325007/building-a-more-diverse-biomedical-engineering-workforce-biomedical-engineering-at-the-university-of-the-district-of-columbia-a-historically-black-college-university
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Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty
Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a new, multidisciplinary, and rapidly growing field, however, the BME Workforce suffers from limited ethnic and gender diversity. Despite the demand and growth of this new field due to its public health importance, only 4 out of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide offers a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Bio-Engineering related fields. In order to contribute to a growing BME Workforce, HBCUs need to react and offer more degree-programs relevant to BME...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282304/the-digital-drag-and-drop-pillbox-design-and-feasibility-of-a-skill-based-education-model-to-improve-medication-management
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Bradi B Granger, Susan C Locke, Margaret Bowers, Tenita Sawyer, Howard Shang, Amy P Abernethy, Richard A Bloomfield, Catherine L Gilliss
OBJECTIVE: We present the design and feasibility testing for the "Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox" (D-3 Pillbox), a skill-based educational approach that engages patients and providers, measures performance, and generates reports of medication management skills. METHODS: A single-cohort convenience sample of patients hospitalized with heart failure was taught pill management skills using a tablet-based D-3 Pillbox. Medication reconciliation was conducted, and aptitude, performance (% completed), accuracy (% correct), and feasibility were measured...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272538/partial-duplication-of-the-crybb1-cryba4-locus-is-associated-with-autosomal-dominant-congenital-cataract
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Owen M Siggs, Shari Javadiyan, Shiwani Sharma, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Karen M Lower, Deepa A Taranath, Jo Black, John Pater, John G Willoughby, Kathryn P Burdon, Jamie E Craig
Congenital cataract is a rare but severe paediatric visual impediment, often caused by variants in one of several crystallin genes that produce the bulk of structural proteins in the lens. Here we describe a pedigree with autosomal dominant isolated congenital cataract and linkage to the crystallin gene cluster on chromosome 22. No rare single nucleotide variants or short indels were identified by exome sequencing, yet copy number variant analysis revealed a duplication spanning both CRYBB1 and CRYBA4. While the CRYBA4 duplication was complete, the CRYBB1 duplication was not, with the duplicated CRYBB1 product predicted to create a gain of function allele...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263283/running-technique-is-an-important-component-of-running-economy-and-performance
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Jonathan P Folland, Sam J Allen, Matthew I Black, Joseph C Handsaker, Stephanie E Forrester
Despite an intuitive relationship between technique and both running economy (RE) and performance, and the diverse techniques employed by runners to achieve forward locomotion, the objective importance of overall technique and the key components therein remain to be elucidated. PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between individual and combined kinematic measures of technique with both RE and performance. METHODS: Ninety-seven endurance runners (47 female) of diverse competitive standards performed a discontinuous protocol of incremental treadmill running (4 min stages, 1 km...
March 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253411/socioeconomic-and-demographic-disparities-in-caregiving-intensity-and-quality-of-life-in-informal-caregivers-a-first-look-at-the-national-study-of-caregiving
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Steven A Cohen, Sarah K Cook, Trisha A Sando, Monique J Brown, Daniel R Longo
Informal caregiving is an integral component of the health care system, saving the national economy more than $522 billion annually. The current study examined how the association between caregiving intensity and caregiver quality of life varies by sociodemographic factors through a secondary analysis of the National Study of Caregiving. Generalized linear models assessed the associations among four aspects of caregiving intensity, three aspects of caregiver quality of life, and key sociodemographic factors...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253407/culturally-responsive-pain-management-for-black-older-adults
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Sheria G Robinson-Lane, Staja Q Booker
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS XX contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238976/investigating-black-asl-a-systematic-review
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Andrea Toliver-Smith, Betholyn Gentry
The authors reviewed the literature regarding linguistic variations seen in American Sign Language. These variations are influenced by region and culture. Features of spoken languages have also influenced sign languages as they intersected, e.g., Black ASL has been influenced by African American English. A literature review was conducted to investigate the existence of Black ASL and to document empirical studies on this topic. The included articles were (a) published between 1970 and 2012 in scholarly journals, (b) included a hypothesis, (c) described the participants, and (d) described the research design...
2017: American Annals of the Deaf
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236403/phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-therapeutic-uses-of-black-seed-nigella-sativa
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Wesam Kooti, Zahra Hasanzadeh-Noohi, Naim Sharafi-Ahvazi, Majid Asadi-Samani, Damoon Ashtary-Larky
Black seed (Nigella sativa) is an annual flowering plant from Ranunculaceae family, native to southwest Asia. This plant has many food and medicinal uses. The use of its seeds and oil is common for treatment of many diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory diseases, diabetes and digestive diseases. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive review on the scientific reports that have been published about N. sativa. The facts and statistics presented in this review article were gathered from the journals accessible in creditable databases such as Science Direct, Medline, PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO, EMBASE, SID and IranMedex...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230892/w-e-b-du-bois-at-the-center-from-science-civil-rights-movement-to-black-lives-matter
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Aldon Morris
I am honoured to present the 2016 British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture at the London School of Economics. My lecture is based on ideas derived from my new book, The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. In this essay I make three arguments. First, W.E.B. Du Bois and his Atlanta School of Sociology pioneered scientific sociology in the United States. Second, Du Bois pioneered a public sociology that creatively combined sociology and activism. Finally, Du Bois pioneered a politically engaged social science relevant for contemporary political struggles including the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227469/building-a-more-diverse-biomedical-engineering-workforce-biomedical-engineering-at-the-university-of-the-district-of-columbia-a-historically-black-college-university
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Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, A Segun Adebayo, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Lara A Thompson, Devdas Shetty, Nian Zhang
Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a new, multidisciplinary, and rapidly growing field, however, the BME Workforce suffers from limited ethnic and gender diversity. Despite the demand and growth of this new field due to its public health importance, only 4 out of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide offers a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Bio-Engineering related fields. In order to contribute to a growing BME Workforce, HBCUs need to react and offer more degree-programs relevant to BME...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160054/a-simple-method-for-international-standardization-of-photographic-documentation-for-aesthetic-plastic-surgery
#12
Seung Chul Rhee
Due to the lack of internationally standardized, objective, and scientific photographic standardization methods, differences in photographic documents have gravely affected the truth of surgical outcomes by visual misperception or illusion, thus hindering the development of plastic surgery clinically and scholastically. Here I suggest a simple method for standardization of facial photographs. The method consists of an imaginary transverse line (tentatively the "PSA line") rather than the Frankfort horizontal plane and uses a white background with black grids and standard RGB with CMYK circles...
February 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135271/correction-early-childhood-developmental-status-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-national-regional-and-global-prevalence-estimates-using-predictive-modelling
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Dana Charles McCoy, Evan D Peet, Majid Ezzati, Goodarz Danaei, Maureen M Black, Christopher R Sudfeld, Wafaie Fawzi, Günther Fink
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002034.].
January 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124683/the-association-between-seven-day-objectively-measured-habitual-physical-activity-and-24%C3%A2-h-ambulatory-blood-pressure-the-sabpa-study
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M Hamer, E J Bruwer, J H de Ridder, M Swanepoel, A P Kengne, M Cockeran, L Malan
Few studies have examined objective physical activity in relation to 24 h ambulatory blood pressure (BP). We aimed to assess the association of 7-day objectively measured habitual physical activity with ambulatory BP in a sample of African and Caucasian school teachers (n=216, age 49.7 years) from the sympathetic activity and blood pressure in Africans prospective cohort study. Hypertension (ambulatory systolic BP⩾130 and/or diastolic BP⩾80 mm Hg) was prevalent in 53.2% of the sample, particularly in black Africans...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120835/associations-among-personal-care-product-use-patterns-and-exogenous-hormone-use-in-the-niehs-sister-study
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Kyla W Taylor, Donna D Baird, Amy H Herring, Lawrence S Engel, Hazel B Nichols, Dale P Sandler, Melissa A Troester
It is hypothesized that certain chemicals in personal care products may alter the risk of adverse health outcomes. The primary aim of this study was to use a data-centered approach to classify complex patterns of exposure to personal care products and to understand how these patterns vary according to use of exogenous hormone exposures, oral contraceptives (OCs) and post-menopausal hormone therapy (HT). The NIEHS Sister Study is a prospective cohort study of 50,884 US women. Limiting the sample to non-Hispanic blacks and whites (N=47,019), latent class analysis (LCA) was used to identify groups of individuals with similar patterns of personal care product use based on responses to 48 survey questions...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102857/vocal-fold-paralysis-in-preterm-infants-prevalence-and-analysis-of-risk-factors
#16
J Jabbour, M Uhing, T Robey
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the prevalence of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) in preterm (<37 weeks of gestation) infants at a single neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and identify risk factors for the development of VFP. STUDY DESIGN: This is a case control study of all surviving preterm infants admitted to the NICU at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from 2006 to 2012, comparing those with and without VFP. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify significant risk factors for VFP...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100911/variants-on-chromosome-4q21-near-pkd2-and-siblings-are-associated-with-dental-caries
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Scott Eckert, Eleanor Feingold, Margaret Cooper, Michael M Vanyukov, Brion S Maher, Rebecca L Slayton, Marcia C Willing, Steven E Reis, Daniel W McNeil, Richard J Crout, Robert J Weyant, Steven M Levy, Alexandre R Vieira, Mary L Marazita, John R Shaffer
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) for dental caries nominated the chromosomal region 4q21 near ABCG2, PKD2 and the SIBLING (small integrin-binding ligand N-linked glycoprotein) gene family. In this investigation, we followed up and fine-mapped this region using a tag-SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) approach in 13 age- and race-stratified samples from 6 independent studies (N=4089). Participants were assessed for dental caries via intraoral examination and 49 tag-SNPs were genotyped capturing much of the variation in the 4q21 locus...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074892/are-sleep-duration-midpoint-of-sleep-and-sleep-quality-associated-with-dietary-intake-among-bavarian-adults
#18
C Kleiser, N Wawro, M Stelmach-Mardas, H Boeing, K Gedrich, H Himmerich, J Linseisen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Only few epidemiologic studies examined sleep characteristics in relation to dietary behaviour. Our aim was to analyse associations of sleep duration, midpoint of sleep and sleep quality with dietary intake among the Bavarian population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Within the cross-sectional Bavarian Food Consumption Survey II, 1050 subjects aged 13-81 years were recruited. Dietary intake was assessed with three 24-h dietary recalls by telephone (EPIC-Soft)...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000686/an-accurate-filter-loading-correction-is-essential-for-assessing-personal-exposure-to-black-carbon-using-an-aethalometer
#19
Nicholas Good, Anna Mölter, Jennifer L Peel, John Volckens
The AE51 micro-Aethalometer (microAeth) is a popular and useful tool for assessing personal exposure to particulate black carbon (BC). However, few users of the AE51 are aware that its measurements are biased low (by up to 70%) due to the accumulation of BC on the filter substrate over time; previous studies of personal black carbon exposure are likely to have suffered from this bias. Although methods to correct for bias in micro-Aethalometer measurements of particulate black carbon have been proposed, these methods have not been verified in the context of personal exposure assessment...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988341/can-lumbosacral-orthoses-cause-trunk-muscle-weakness-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Azadinia, Esmaeil Ebrahimi, Mojtaba Kamyab, Mohamad Parnianpour, Jacek Cholewicki, Nader Maroufi
BACKGROUND: Wearing lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is one of the most common treatments prescribed for conservative management of low back pain. Although the results of randomized controlled trials suggest effectiveness of LSO in reducing pain and disability in these patients, there is a concern that prolonged use of LSO may lead to trunk muscle weakness and atrophy. PURPOSE: The present review aimed to evaluate available evidence in literature to determine whether LSO results in trunk muscle weakness or atrophy...
December 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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