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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646715/understanding-the-prevalence-of-lifetime-abstinence-from-alcohol-an-ecological-study
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Charlotte Probst, Jakob Manthey, Jürgen Rehm
BACKGROUND: The level of alcohol consumption and related burden in a country are strongly impacted by the prevalence of abstinence from alcohol use. The objective of this study was to characterize the association of lifetime abstinence from alcohol use with economic wealth (as measured in the gross domestic product [GDP]) and Muslim religion on a country level. METHODS: An ecological study was performed using aggregate data of 183 countries for the year 2010. Lifetime abstinence among men and women was predicted using fractional response regression models with the natural logarithm of GDP-PPP (purchasing power parity) and the proportion of Muslim population as predictors...
June 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646697/seroepidemiology-of-whooping-cough-in-the-czech-republic-estimates-of-incidence-of-infection-in-adults
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R Chlibek, J Smetana, R Sosovickova, K Fabianova, J Zavadilova, P Dite, P Gal, P Naplava, D Lzicarova
OBJECTIVES: Despite widespread vaccination programmes, pertussis remains a significant health burden in many countries. Low awareness of the disease, the high rate of asymptomatic cases in adults and difficulties with diagnosis could explain the under-reporting of pertussis. The lack of data on actual incidence constitutes an obstacle for public health authorities for the implementation of a vaccination strategy against pertussis in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence of antibodies against Bordetella pertussis infection in adults and to estimate the actual incidence of the disease compared with the reported incidence...
June 21, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646625/fluctuating-effects-of-genetic-and-plastic-changes-in-body-mass-on-population-dynamics-in-a-large-herbivore
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Gabriel Pigeon, Thomas H G Ezard, Marco Festa-Bianchet, David W Coltman, Fanie Pelletier
Recent studies suggest that evolutionary changes can occur on a contemporary time scale. Hence, evolution can influence ecology and vice-versa. To understand the importance of eco-evolutionary dynamics in population dynamics, we must quantify the relative contribution of ecological and evolutionary changes to population growth and other ecological processes. To date, however, most eco-evolutionary dynamics studies have not partitioned the relative contribution of plastic and evolutionary changes in traits on population, community and ecosystem processes...
June 24, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646620/atopic-dermatitis-is-inversely-associated-with-hepatitis-b-antigen-positivity-a-population-based-cohort-study
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H Y Kim, C W Kim, J Y Choi, D S Yu, J W Kim, K D Han, Y G Park, Y B Lee
BACKGROUND: No clear association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and atopic dermatitis (AD) has been established. Some studies have reported that subjects with HBV had an increased risk of atopy; other studies reported an inverse association between HBV seropositivity and allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between AD and hepatitis B antigen (HBsAg) positivity using Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. METHODS: In total, 14,776 participants aged > 19 years were included in the analysis...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646599/boldness-predicts-an-individual-s-position-along-an-exploration-exploitation-foraging-trade-off
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Samantha C Patrick, David Pinaud, Henri Weimerskirch
Individuals do not have complete information about the environment and therefore they face a trade-off between gathering information (exploration) and gathering resources (exploitation). Studies have shown individual differences in components of this trade-off but how stable these strategies are in a population and the intrinsic drivers of these differences is not well understood. Top marine predators are expected to experience a particularly strong trade-off as many species have large foraging ranges and their prey often have a patchy distribution...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646519/the-association-of-health-literacy-with-preventable-ed-visits-a-cross-sectional-study
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Meenakshi P Balakrishnan, Jill Boylston Herndon, Jingnan Zhang, Thomas Payton, Jonathan Shuster, Donna L Carden
BACKGROUND: Policy-makers argue that emergency department (ED) visits for conditions preventable with high-quality outpatient care contribute to waste in the healthcare system. However, access to ambulatory care is uneven, especially for vulnerable populations like minorities, the poor and those with limited health literacy. The impact of limited health literacy on ED visits that are preventable with timely, high-quality ambulatory care is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of health literacy and preventable ED visits...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646480/preschool-gender-typed-play-behavior-at-age-3-5%C3%A2-years-predicts-physical-aggression-at-age-13%C3%A2-years
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Karson T F Kung, Gu Li, Jean Golding, Melissa Hines
Gender differences in play behavior and physical aggression have been consistently reported. Theoretical perspectives concerning evolutionary, social, and social-cognitive mechanisms suggest that male-typical play behavior during childhood increases subsequent physical aggression. The evidence supporting these connections is limited, however. The present study investigated the association between gender-typed play behavior in early childhood and physical aggression in early adolescence using a sample drawn from a longitudinal, population study, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
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N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646455/human-nucleus-pulposus-intervertebral-disc-cells-becoming-senescent-using-different-treatments-exhibit-a-similar-transcriptional-profile-of-catabolic-and-inflammatory-genes
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Sotiris-Spyros Vamvakas, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Dimitris Kletsas
PURPOSE: Chronic low back pain has been associated with intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, which is characterized by the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM)-degrading proteases and inflammatory molecules in the degenerate tissue. IVD degeneration could be the outcome of natural organismal ageing and/or of the exposure of the disc to cumulative stressful environmental stimuli and is accompanied by an increased population of senescent cells in the tissue. On the other hand, senescent cells are known to secrete proteolytic enzymes and inflammatory molecules, which can contribute to ECM catabolism...
June 23, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646454/the-oswestry-disability-index-confirmatory-factor-analysis-in-a-sample-of-35-263-verifies-a-one-factor-structure-but-practicality-issues-remain
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Charles Philip Gabel, Antonio Cuesta-Vargas, Meihua Qian, Rok Vengust, Ulrich Berlemann, Emin Aghayev, Markus Melloh
PURPOSE: To analyze the factor structure of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) in a large symptomatic low back pain (LBP) population using exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). METHODS: Analysis of pooled baseline ODI LBP patient data from the international Spine Tango registry of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe. The sample, with n = 35,263 (55.2% female; age 15-99, median 59 years), included 76.1% of patients with a degenerative disease, and 23...
June 23, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646404/latinas-colorectal-cancer-screening-knowledge-barriers-to-receipt-and-feasibility-of-home-based-fecal-immunochemical-testing
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Echo L Warner, Julia Bodson, Ryan Mooney, Djin Lai, N Jewel Samadder, Deanna Kepka
Latinas' high colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality makes them a priority population for CRC screening. CRC screening knowledge, perceived barriers, and feasibility of using the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) was assessed among Latinas in Utah. Participants aged ≥50 (n = 95) were surveyed about knowledge and barriers to CRC screening. 27 participants completed a FIT and evaluation survey. Fisher's exact tests assessed sociodemographic correlates of CRC screening outcomes. Most participants were overdue for CRC screening (n = 81, 85%)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646382/high-incidence-of-acute-and-recurrent-patellar-dislocations-a-retrospective-nationwide-epidemiological-study-involving-24-154-primary-dislocations
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Kasper Skriver Gravesen, Thomas Kallemose, Lars Blønd, Anders Troelsen, Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the Danish population as a whole from 1994 to 2013 to find the incidence of acute and recurrent patellar dislocation. METHODS: The study was performed as a descriptive epidemiological study. The Danish National Patient Registry was retrospectively searched from 1994 to 2013 to find the number of acute and recurrent patellar dislocation. National population data were collected from Statistics Denmark. RESULTS: The period 1994-2013 saw a total registration of 24,154 primary patellar dislocations...
June 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646360/does-the-risk-of-rerevision-vary-between-porous-tantalum-cups-and-other-cementless-designs-after-revision-hip-arthroplasty
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Inari Laaksonen, Michelle Lorimer, Kirill Gromov, Ola Rolfson, Keijo T Mäkelä, Stephen E Graves, Henrik Malchau, Maziar Mohaddes
BACKGROUND: Earlier results with porous tantalum acetabular cups in revision THA generally have been favorable. Recently there has been some evidence presented that porous tantalum cups might decrease the risk of rerevision in the setting of revision hip surgery performed owing to prosthetic joint infection (PJI). As the data supporting this assertion come from a study with a limited study population, examining this issue with a large registry approach may be enlightening. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: By combining results from two large, national registries, we asked: (1) Do porous tantalum cups show improved survival after revision THA compared with other cementless designs? (2) Does the use of porous tantalum cups influence survivorship when rerevision for PJI is the endpoint? METHODS: A total of 2442 first-time THA revisions with porous tantalum cups and 4401 first-time revisions with other uncemented cups were included in this collaborative study between the Australian and Swedish national joint registries...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646345/increasing-utilization-of-regional-nodal-irradiation-in-elderly-node-positive-women-and-declining-emphasis-on-demographic-factors
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Jason K Molitoris, Tejan Diwanji, James W Snider, Emily C Bellavance, Susan B Kesmodel, Paula Rosenblatt, Katherine Tkaczuk, Soren M Bentzen, Randi J Cohen, Elizabeth M Nichols, Sally B Cheston, Steven J Feigenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the practice patterns for the use of regional nodal irradiation (RNI) in treatment of elderly women with low volume node-positive breast cancer in the setting of breast conservation surgery (BCS). METHODS: Women aged 70-89 diagnosed with unilateral, pathologic T1-2N1M0 breast cancer from 2004 to 2013, who underwent BCS and received radiotherapy were identified from the National Cancer Database. In 2011, two major trials were presented that helped define indications for RNI...
June 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646337/-epidemiology-of-refractive-errors
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C Wolfram
Refractive errors are very common and can lead to severe pathological changes in the eye. This article analyzes the epidemiology of refractive errors in the general population in Germany and worldwide and describes common definitions for refractive errors and clinical characteristics for pathologicaal changes. Refractive errors differ between age groups due to refractive changes during the life time and also due to generation-specific factors. Current research about the etiology of refractive errors has strengthened the influence of environmental factors, which led to new strategies for the prevention of refractive pathologies...
June 23, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646302/t-regulatory-cells-exhibit-a-biphasic-response-to-prolonged-endurance-exercise-in-humans
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Tom Clifford, Matthew J Wood, Philip Stocks, Glyn Howatson, Emma J Stevenson, Catharien M U Hilkens
PURPOSE: T-regulatory cells (Tregs) are a sub-population of lymphocytes that act to suppress aberrant immune responses. We investigated changes in the numbers of naïve and terminally differentiated Tregs in the peripheral blood to establish their role in the immuno-suppressive response to prolonged exercise. METHODS: Blood was drawn from seventeen experienced runners (age 40 ± 12 years; height 1.75 ± 0.08 m; mass 71.4 ± 10.8 kg) before, ~1 h after (POST-1h), and on the day following the marathon (POST-1d)...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646295/the-role-of-socio-economic-status-and-neighborhood-social-capital-on-loneliness-among-older-adults-evidence-from-the-sant-boi-aging-study
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Joan Domènech-Abella, Jordi Mundó, Elvira Lara, Maria Victoria Moneta, Josep Maria Haro, Beatriz Olaya
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to analyze the role of age in the association between socio-economic status (SES) and loneliness as well as the role of neighborhood social capital (NSC) in the association between individual social capital and loneliness. METHODS: Data include a representative population-based sample from Sant Boi de Llobregat (a suburb of Barcelona) of 1124 adults aged 50 and over. Logistic regression models were used to analyze the survey data...
June 23, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646239/intake-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-contributes-to-bone-mineral-density-at-the-hip-in-a-younger-japanese-female-population
#18
T Kuroda, H Ohta, Y Onoe, N Tsugawa, M Shiraki
This study investigated the relationships between intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-6 fatty acids and bone mineral density in Japanese women aged 19 to 25 years. Intakes of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3) were positively associated with peak bone mass at the hip. INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle factors such as physical activity and nutrition intake are known to optimize the peak bone mass (PBM). Recently, intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has been reported to contribute to bone metabolism...
June 23, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646237/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-in-relation-to-future-hearing-impairment-findings-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
#19
Camille Lassale, G David Batty, Andrew Steptoe, Paola Zaninotto
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) is associated with cardiovascular disease, itself a risk factor for hearing impairment, and, in animal studies, molecular evidence suggests a role for IGF-1 in hearing function. However, the link between IGF-1 and the occurrence of hearing impairment is untested in population-based studies of humans. A total of 4390 participants aged ≥50 y (mean [SD] age 64.2 [8.0] years at baseline, 55% women) from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing provided serum levels of IGF-1 in 2008 and again in 2012...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646083/does-depression-increase-the-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Tzung-Yi Tsai, Ming-Chi Lu, Hanoch Livneh, Shan-Yun Chiu, Ning-Sheng Lai, How-Ran Guo
OBJECTIVES: Comorbid depression is common and undertreated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It remains uncertain whether comorbid depression provoked the risk of poor clinical outcome, stroke in particular, among patients with RA. This work aimed to determine if depression onset during the treatment process increases stroke risk for patients with RA as compared with those with (1) neither RA nor depression, (2) RA only and (3) depression only. DESIGN: A nationwide, population-based cohort study...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Open
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