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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166488/income-inequality-and-high-blood-pressure-in-colombia-a-multilevel-analysis
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Diego I Lucumi, Amy J Schulz, Ana V Diez Roux, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor
The objective of this research was to examine the association between income inequality and high blood pressure in Colombia. Using a nationally representative Colombian sample of adults, and data from departments and municipalities, we fit sex-stratified linear and logistic multilevel models with blood pressure as a continuous and binary variable, respectively. In adjusted models, women living in departments with the highest quintile of income inequality in 1997 had higher systolic blood pressure than their counterparts living in the lowest quintile of income inequality (mean difference 4...
November 21, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165571/reducing-ageism-education-about-aging-and-extended-contact-with-older-adults
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Ashley Lytle, Sheri R Levy, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: Ageism is of increasing concern due to the growing older population worldwide and youth-centered focus of many societies. Research Design and Methods: The current investigation tested the PEACE (Positive Education about Aging and Contact Experiences) model for the first time. Two online experimental studies examined 2 key factors for reducing ageism: education about aging (providing accurate information about aging) and extended contact (knowledge of positive intergenerational contact) as well as their potential combined effect (education plus extended contact)...
November 19, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165559/impact-of-pre-admission-oral-anticoagulation-on-ischaemic-stroke-volume-lesion-pattern-and-frequency-of-intracranial-arterial-occlusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Joanna Dietzel, Sophie K Piper, Rudi Ruschmann, Christian Wollboldt, Tatiana Usnich, Simon Hellwig, Ivana Galinovic, Heinrich J Audebert, Matthias Endres, Kersten Villringer, Jochen B Fiebach, Karl Georg Haeusler
Aims: Therapeutic oral anticoagulation on hospital admission reduces morbidity and mortality after acute ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The underlying mechanism is not fully understood. In order to assess the impact of INR-level on admission on stroke volume, lesion pattern and the frequency of intracranial arterial occlusion, we analysed serial MRI measurements in AF patients suffering acute ischaemic stroke. Methods: and results This subgroup analysis of the prospective '1000Plus' study included patients with acute ischaemic stroke and known AF or a first episode of AF in hospital...
November 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165108/medical-visits-antihypertensive-prescriptions-and-medication-adherence-among-newly-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients-in-korea
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Hyoseon Jeong, Hyeongsu Kim, Kunsei Lee, Jung Hyun Lee, Hye Mi Ahn, Soon Ae Shin, Vitna Kim
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the antihypertensive medication adherence in patients who were newly diagnosed with hypertension in Korea. METHODS: Study subjects were diagnosed with hypertension for the first time by the General Health Screening in 2012 and were 65,919. As indices, visiting rate to medical institution, the antihypertensive prescription rate, medication possession ratio and the rate of appropriate medication adherence were used...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164130/comparison-of-an-innovative-rehabilitation-combining-reduced-conventional-rehabilitation-with-balneotherapy-and-a-conventional-rehabilitation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-athletes
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Laetitia Peultier-Celli, Didier Mainard, Frank Wein, Nicolas Paris, Patrick Boisseau, Alexandre Ferry, René Gueguen, Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere, Jean Paysant, Philippe Perrin
Background: Instability of the knee, related to anterior cruciate ligament injury, is treated by surgical reconstruction. During recovery, a loss of proprioceptive input can have a significant impact. Few studies have evaluated the benefits of rehabilitation of the knee in aquatic environment on functional outcomes. Objective: This study aimed to compare an innovative rehabilitation protocol combining reduced conventional rehabilitation with aquatic rehabilitation, with a conventional rehabilitation, according to the National French Health Authority, in terms of kinetics, development of proprioceptive skills, and functional improvement of the knee...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163934/determinants-of-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-imci-non-severe-pneumonia-classification-and-care-in-malawi-health-facilities-analysis-of-a-national-facility-census
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Emily White Johansson, Humphreys Nsona, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Agbessi Amouzou, Helena Hildenwall
Background: Research shows inadequate Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)-pneumonia care in various low-income settings but evidence is largely from small-scale studies with limited evidence of patient-, provider- and facility-levels determinants of IMCI non-severe pneumonia classification and its management. Methods: The Malawi Service Provision Assessment 2013-2014 included 3149 outpatients aged 2-59 months with completed observations, interviews and re-examinations...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163842/real-world-experience-of-afatinib-as-a-first-line-therapy-for-advanced-egfr-mutation-positive-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Sheng-Kai Liang, Min-Shu Hsieh, Meng-Rui Lee, Li-Ta Keng, Jen-Chung Ko, Jin-Yuan Shih
We evaluated the real-world efficacy and side effects of afatinib as a first-line therapy for advanced EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma. The medical records of patients receiving afatinib as a first-line therapy after National Health Insurance reimbursement between May 2014 and January 2016 were reviewed, and information on patient characteristics and treatment courses were collected consecutively. Rebiopsy tissue was collected for EGFR mutation and MET amplification analyses. MET amplification was detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163589/changes-in-rice-grain-quality-of-indica-and-japonica-type-varieties-released-in-china-from-2000-to-2014
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Fan Feng, Yajun Li, Xiaoliang Qin, Yuncheng Liao, Kadambot H M Siddique
China is the first country to use heterosis successfully for commercial rice production. This study compared the main quality characteristics (head rice rate, chalky rice rate, chalkiness degree, gel consistency, amylose content, and length-to-width ratio) of 635 rice varieties (not including upland and glutinous rice) released from 2000 to 2014 to establish the quality status and offer suggestions for future rice breeding for grain quality in China. In the past 15 years, grain quality in japonica rice and indica hybrid rice has improved...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163246/screening-protocol-for-early-identification-of-brazilian-children-at-risk-for-dyslexia
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Giseli D Germano, Alexandra B P de C César, Simone A Capellini
Early identification of students at risk of dyslexia has been an educational challenge in the past years. This research had two main goals. First, we aimed to develop a screening protocol for early identification of Brazilian children at risk for dyslexia; second, we aimed to identify the predictive variables of this protocol using Principal Component Analysis. The major step involved in developing this protocol was the selection of variables, which were chosen based on the literature review and linguistic criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163069/notes-on-the-recent-history-of-neuroscience-in-africa
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REVIEW
Vivienne A Russell
Neuroscience began with neuroanatomy and neurosurgery in Egypt more than 5000 years ago. Knowledge grew over time and specialized neurosurgery centers were established in north Africa in the eleventh century. However, it was not until the twentieth century that neuroscience research became established in sub-Saharan Africa. In most African countries, clinical research focused on understanding the rationale and improving treatment of epilepsy, infections, nutritional neuropathies, stroke and tumors. Significant advances were made...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162759/pattern-and-profile-of-children-using-substances-in-india-insights-and-recommendations
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Anju Dhawan, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Anita Chopra, V K Tikoo, Rajesh Kumar
India has one of the largest proportion of children and adolescents in the world, but the threat posed by child substance use remains under-researched. Only recently a large study, the first of its kind in India, was carried out with a sample of nearly 4000 children using substances (school-going, out-of-school as well as street children) across more than a hundred cities/towns. We discuss (i) the existing knowledge on the prevalence of child substance abuse in India; (ii) perspectives and insights gained from the recent nation-wide study on its pattern and profile; and (iii) recommendations for substance use prevention and treatment among children in the Indian context...
July 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162337/hip-fracture-trends-in-japanese-dialysis-patients-2008-2013
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Minako Wakasugi, Junichiro James Kazama, Atsushi Wada, Takayuki Hamano, Ikuto Masakane, Ichiei Narita
BACKGROUND: Contrary to observations of decreasing rates in Western nations for the past 2 decades, age-adjusted rates of hip fracture in the general population in Japan have continually increased. This study aimed to analyze recent changes in trends of hip fracture incidence among Japanese dialysis patients between 2008 and 2013. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING, & PARTICIPANTS: Using data from the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Renal Data Registry database from 2007 to 2013, we created a point-prevalent study cohort for each study year...
November 18, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162319/impact-of-rotavirus-vaccine-on-acute-gastroenteritis-in-children-under-5-years-in-senegal-experience-of-sentinel-site-of-the-albert-royer-children-s-hospital-in-dakar
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Amadou Diop, Aliou Thiongane, Jason M Mwenda, Negar Aliabadi, Mouhamadou A Sonko, Aliou Diallo, Babacar Ndoye, Papa M Faye, Idrissa D Ba, Umesh D Parashar, Jacqueline E Tate, Ousmane Ndiaye, Moussa F Cissé, Mamadou Ba
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children <5 years of age in developing countries, with rotavirus being the most common infectious etiology. In November 2014, monovalent rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Senegal. We determined the impact of rotavirus vaccine on hospitalizations for all-cause and rotavirus related AGE in children <60 months of age. METHODS: We examined two data sources from the national referral hospital...
November 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162161/international-szent-gy%C3%A3-rgyi-prize-for-progress-in-cancer-research-basic-and-translational-research-recognition-mary-claire-king-received-the-2016-prize-for-her-pioneering-research-that-demonstrated-the-first-evidence-of-genetic-predisposition-to-breast-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Hali Hartmann, Jie Zhao, Sujuan Ba
The Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research is a prestigious scientific award sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)-a leading cancer research charitable organization in the United States that supports innovative cancer research globally with the ultimate goal to cure cancer. The coveted Szent-Györgyi Prize annually honors a scientist whose seminal discovery or body of work has resulted in, or led toward, notable contributions to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment; and the discovery has had a high direct impact of saving people's lives...
November 21, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162145/reducing-hospital-admissions-in-remote-australia-through-the-establishment-of-a-palliative-and-chronic-disease-respite-facility
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Timothy A Carey, Mick Arundell, Kellie Schouten, John S Humphreys, Fred Miegel, Simon Murphy, John Wakerman
BACKGROUND: There are limited respite services for palliative care patients and their families in the Northern Territory (NT). The high prevalence of complex chronic diseases, limited access to primary care services, and the poor living situations of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians result in high hospitalisation rates and pressure on tertiary health services. Palliative Care NT identified a need for a flexible, community based, culturally appropriate respite service in Alice Springs...
November 21, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162065/from-policy-to-practice-exploring-the-implementation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-access-and-retention-policies-between-2013-and-2016-in-six-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Julie Ambia, Jenny Renju, Alison Wringe, Jim Todd, Eveline Geubbels, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Mark Urassa, Tom Lutalo, Amelia C Crampin, Daniel Kwaro, Catherine Kyobutungi, Natsayi Chimbindi, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Malebogo Tlhajoane, Brian Njamwea, Basia Zaba, Paul Mee
BACKGROUND: Understanding the implementation of 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection at the facility level provides important lessons for the roll-out of future HIV policies. METHODS: A national policy review was conducted in six sub-Saharan African countries to map the inclusion of the 2013 WHO HIV treatment recommendations. Twenty indicators of policy adoption were selected to measure ART access (n = 12) and retention (n = 8)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162064/effect-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-on-selected-adverse-health-and-nutritional-outcomes-a-nationally-representative-study
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Md Nuruzzaman Khan, M Mofizul Islam
BACKGROUND: Despite growing evidence in support of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among infants in the first 6 months of birth, the debate over the optimal duration of EBF continues. This study examines the effect of termination of EBF during the first 2, 4 and 6 months of birth on a set of adverse health and nutritional outcomes of infants. METHODS: Three waves of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey data were analysed using multivariate regression. The adverse health outcomes were: an episode of diarrhea, fever or acute respiratory infection (ARI) during the 2 weeks prior to the survey...
November 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161789/current-status-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-thailand
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REVIEW
Somboon Keelawat, Samreung Rangdaeng, Supinda Koonmee, Tikamporn Jitpasutham, Andrey Bychkov
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the leading malignancies in Thailand increasingly prevalent in the female population. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a widely used diagnostic tool for evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Thyroid FNA is a routine procedure universally performed in Thai hospitals by a variety of clinical specialists. Manual guidance is the first-line choice complemented by ultrasound assistance in selected cases. Despite national guidelines recommendations, the diagnostic criteria and terminology of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) was slowly adopted in the local settings...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161456/integrated-care-with-indigenous-populations-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#19
Melissa E Lewis, Laurelle L Myhra
INTRODUCTION: The integration of behavioral health into medical care is related to positive results including improved patient health outcomes, provider satisfaction, and cost-offset. Indigenous people suffer from the highest health disparities in the nation and disproportionately experience barriers to health care; yet it is unknown if integrated care is effective for this population. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed on the state of integrated care at Indigenous-serving health care sites in 2014 and was updated in 2016...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161310/vision-in-high-level-football-officials
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António Manuel Gonçalves Baptista, Pedro M Serra, Colm McAlinden, Brendan T Barrett
Officiating in football depends, at least to some extent, upon adequate visual function. However, there is no vision standard for football officiating and the nature of the relationship between officiating performance and level of vision is unknown. As a first step in characterising this relationship, we report on the clinically-measured vision and on the perceived level of vision in elite-level, Portuguese football officials. Seventy-one referees (R) and assistant referees (AR) participated in the study, representing 92% of the total population of elite level football officials in Portugal in the 2013/2014 season...
2017: PloS One
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