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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535457/age-of-first-drunkenness-and-risks-for-all-cause-mortality-a-27-year-follow-up-from-the-epidemiologic-catchment-area-study
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Hui Hu, William W Eaton, James C Anthony, Li-Tzy Wu, Linda B Cottler
BACKGROUND: Early-onset drunkenness is associated with an increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD), which predicts excess mortality risk. Here, we estimated mortality risk for drinkers with and without early drunkenness. METHODS: For 14,848 adult participants interviewed about drinking, drunken episodes, and AUD in 1981-83 for the Epidemiologic Catchment Area in New Haven (Connecticut), Baltimore (Maryland), St. Louis (Missouri), and Durham (North Carolina), we linked National Death Index records through 2007...
May 17, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535293/invited-commentary-a-landmark-study-launched-in-a-public-health-maelstrom
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Eric A Engels, Charles S Rabkin, James J Goedert
The acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic was first recognized in 1981, and it quickly became a public health emergency. In a 1987 paper in the American Journal of Epidemiology (Am J Epidemiol. 1987;126(2): 310-318), Richard Kaslow et al. described the launch of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), a cohort study of homosexual men in 4 US cities, the purpose of which was to better understand the natural history of AIDS and its determinants. The MACS enrolled participants through a range of community contacts...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532940/effect-of-individual-level-and-socioeconomic-factors-on-long-term-survival-after-cataract-surgery-over-a%C3%A2-30-year%C3%A2-period
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Claudia Geue, Sven Jonuscheit
PURPOSE: To evaluate survival and the risk for mortality after cataract surgery in relation to individual-level and socioeconomic factors in Scotland over 3 decades. SETTING: Linked healthcare data, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Representative population-based study. METHODS: A 5% random sample of Scottish decedents linked to hospital records (1981 to 2012) was assessed. Survival time, survival probability, and determinants of mortality were evaluated after the first and second recorded hospital episodes for cataract surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531301/a-political-case-of-penetrating-cranial-trauma-the-injury-of-james-scott-brady
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Richard Menger, Piyush Kalakoti, Rimal Hanif, Osama Ahmed, Anil Nanda, Bharat Guthikonda
James Brady, the White House press secretary during President Ronald Reagan's first term in office, was 1 of 4 people (including the President) wounded during an attempted assassination attempt on President Reagan's life on March 30, 1981. John Hinckley, Jr. was found not guilty of this attempt by reason of insanity. The assassination attempt was a ploy by Hinckley, Jr. to impress the actress Jodie Foster. Brady was the most seriously injured of the 4 who were wounded. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left forehead that traveled through the left frontal lobe, corpus callosum, and then into the right frontal and temporal lobes...
May 22, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528878/occupational-prognosis-factors-for-ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-a-systematic-review
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M Fadel, R Lancigu, G Raimbeau, Y Roquelaure, A Descatha
Although ulnar nerve entrapment is the second most common entrapment neuropathy, there is a dearth of studies identifying occupational prognosis factors. We carried out a systematic review of the occupational prognosis factors for ulnar nerve entrapment in order to identify professions at risks and allow better follow-up for their workers. Using the key words, "ulnar OR cubital", "neuropathy OR tunnel", and "work OR occupational" without limitations, original prospective studies were selected from four databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library) after two rounds (valid design, valid prognosis outcome reported, valid work exposure)...
May 18, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528580/update-on-the-distribution-of-the-co-invasive-schyzocotyle-acheilognathi-bothriocephalus-acheilognathi-the-asian-fish-tapeworm-in-freshwater-fishes-of-mexico
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G Pérez-Ponce de León, O Lagunas-Calvo, L García-Prieto, R Briosio-Aguilar, R Aguilar-Aguilar
The Asian fish tapeworm, Schyzocotyle acheilognathi (syn. Bothriocephalus acheilognathi) represents a threat to freshwater fish, mainly cyprinids, across the globe. This tapeworm possesses an extraordinary ability to adapt to different environmental conditions and, because of that, from its natural geographical origin in mainland Asia, it has colonized every continent except Antarctica. It is thought that this pathogenic tapeworm was first co-introduced into Mexico in 1965 from China, with the grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella, although the first formal record of its presence was published in 1981...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516442/vaccines-for-the-common-cold
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REVIEW
Daniel Simancas-Racines, Juan Va Franco, Claudia V Guerra, Maria L Felix, Ricardo Hidalgo, Maria José Martinez-Zapata
BACKGROUND: The common cold is a spontaneously remitting infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterised by a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, malaise, sore throat, and fever (usually < 37.8º C). The widespread morbidity caused by the common cold worldwide is related to its ubiquitousness rather than its severity. The development of vaccines for the common cold has been difficult because of antigenic variability of the common cold virus and the indistinguishable multiple other viruses and even bacteria acting as infective agents...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516150/proteome-dataset-of-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-obtained-from-late-pregnant-dairy-cows-during-summer-heat-stress-and-winter-seasons
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M Zachut, G Kra, L Livshitz, Y Portnick, S Yakoby, G Friedlander, Y Levin
Adipose tissue has a central role in the regulation of metabolism in dairy cows, and many proteins expressed in this tissue are involved in metabolic responses to stress (Peinado et al., 2012) [1]. Environmental heat stress is one of the main stressors limiting production in dairy cattle (Fuquay, 1981; West, 2003) [2], [3], and there is a complex interaction between heat stress and the transition period from late pregnancy to onset of lactation, which is manifested in heat-stressed late-gestation cows (Tao and Dahl, 2013) [4]...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509865/detecting-and-classifying-human-touches-in-a-social-robot-through-acoustic-sensing-and-machine-learning
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Fernando Alonso-Martín, Juan José Gamboa-Montero, José Carlos Castillo, Álvaro Castro-González, Miguel Ángel Salichs
An important aspect in Human-Robot Interaction is responding to different kinds of touch stimuli. To date, several technologies have been explored to determine how a touch is perceived by a social robot, usually placing a large number of sensors throughout the robot's shell. In this work, we introduce a novel approach, where the audio acquired from contact microphones located in the robot's shell is processed using machine learning techniques to distinguish between different types of touches. The system is able to determine when the robot is touched (touch detection), and to ascertain the kind of touch performed among a set of possibilities: stroke, tap, slap, and tickle (touch classification)...
May 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507316/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-autistic-traits-share-genetics-and-biology
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J Bralten, K J van Hulzen, M B Martens, T E Galesloot, A Arias Vasquez, L A Kiemeney, J K Buitelaar, J W Muntjewerff, B Franke, G Poelmans
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and autistic traits in the general population may share genetic susceptibility factors. In this study, we investigated such potential overlap based on common genetic variants. We developed and validated a self-report questionnaire of autistic traits in adults. We then conducted genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of six trait scores derived from the questionnaire through exploratory factor analysis in 1981 adults from the general population. Using the results from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium GWAS of ASDs, we observed genetic sharing between ASDs and the autistic traits 'childhood behavior', 'rigidity' and 'attention to detail'...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502523/human-immunodeficiency-virus-diagnostic-approach
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REVIEW
Jeannette Guarner
First descriptions of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome appeared in 1981. Four years later the causative agent was cultured which lead to development and production of tests that helped healthcare providers to identify persons living with HIV. Currently, diagnosis of HIV is performed with fourth generation immunoassays (those that detect p24 antigen together with IgM and IgG antibodies to HIV-1 and -2) which if positive need to be followed by an assay that can differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses...
April 8, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499778/fatal-anaphylaxis-to-yellow-jacket-stings-in-mastocytosis-options-for-identification-and-treatment-of-at-risk-patients
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Byrthe J P R Vos, Bjorn van Anrooij, Jasper J van Doormaal, Anthony E J Dubois, Joanne N G Oude Elberink
BACKGROUND: Patients with indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) are at risk for severe anaphylactic reactions to yellow jacket (YJ) stings while demonstration of sensitization can be challenging because specific IgE (sIgE) levels are regularly below 0.35 kUA/L. The implication of missing YJ allergy is illustrated by a case of fatal anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To explore the natural course of YJ venom allergy and the diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic consequence of YJ venom sIgE in patients with ISM...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494039/top-cited-articles-in-implant-dentistry
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Anastasia Fardi, Konstantinos Kodonas, Theodoros Lillis, Alexander Veis
PURPOSE: Citation analysis is the field of bibliometrics that uses citation data to evaluate the scientific recognition and the influential performance of a research article in the scientific community. The aim of this study was to conduct a bibliometric analysis of the top-cited articles pertaining to implant dentistry, to analyze the main characteristics, and to display the most interesting topics and evolutionary trends. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 100 top-cited articles published in "Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Medicine" journals were identified using the Science Citation Index Database...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482002/thyroid-function-tests-in-the-reference-range-and-fracture-individual-participant-analysis-of-prospective-cohorts
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Carole E Aubert, Carmen Floriani, Douglas C Bauer, Bruno R da Costa, Daniel Segna, Manuel R Blum, Tinh-Hai Collet, Howard A Fink, Anne R Cappola, Lamprini Syrogiannouli, Robin P Peeters, Bjørn O Åsvold, Wendy Pj den Elzen, Robert N Luben, Alexandra P Bremner, Apostolos Gogakos, Richard Eastell, Patricia M Kearney, Mari Hoff, Erin Le Blanc, Graziano Ceresini, Fernando Rivadeneira, André G Uitterlinden, Kay-Tee Khaw, Arnulf Langhammer, David J Stott, Rudi Gj Westendorp, Luigi Ferrucci, Graham R Williams, Jacobijn Gussekloo, John P Walsh, Drahomir Aujesky, Nicolas Rodondi
Context: Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased fracture risk, but it is not clear if lower TSH and higher free thyroxine (FT4) in euthyroid individuals are associated with fracture risk. Objective: To evaluate the association of TSH and FT4 with incident fractures in euthyroid individuals. Design: Individual participant data analysis. Setting: Thirteen prospective cohort studies with baseline examinations between 1981 and 2002...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477132/study-of-atm-phosphorylation-by-cdk5-in-neuronal-cells
#15
Hua She, Zixu Mao
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-like kinase ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) plays a central role in coordinating the DNA damage responses including cell cycle checkpoint control, DNA repair, and apoptosis. Mutations of ATM cause a spectrum of defects ranging from neurodegeneration to cancer predisposition. We previously showed that Cdk5 (cyclin-dependent kinase 5) is activated by DNA damage and directly phosphorylates ATM at serine 794 in postmitotic neurons. Phosphorylation at serine 794 precedes and is required for ATM autophosphorylation at serine 1981, and activates ATM kinase activity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477120/atm-activation-and-h2ax-phosphorylation-induced-by-genotoxic-agents-assessed-by-flow-and-laser-scanning-cytometry
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Hong Zhao, H Dorota Halicka, Jorge Garcia, Jiangwei Li, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Activation of Ataxia Telangiectasia Mediated protein kinase (ATM) by its phosphorylation on serine 1981 and phosphorylation of histone H2AX on serine 139 (γH2AX) are the key events reporting DNA damage, primarily formation of DNA double strand breaks. These events are detected immunocytochemically in individual cells using phospho-specific Abs. The protocols are presented that describe the methodology of immunofluorescent labeling of cells in conjunction with specific staining of cellular DNA. Flow- and imaging-cytometry, the latter exemplified as laser scanning cytometry, is used to quantify intensity of cellular fluorescence reporting activation of ATM and induction of γH2AX with respect to cellular DNA content, which in turn reports the cell cycle phase...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477111/atm-kinase-inhibitors-hts-cellular-imaging-assay-using-cellomics%C3%A2-arrayscan-vti-platform
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Catherine Bardelle, Joanna Boros
Small molecule inhibitors of the ATM pathway could represent a promising opportunity for cancer therapy, working either by enhancing the clinical efficacy of radiotherapy and existing chemotherapies or by synthetic lethality-based mechanisms. In this chapter, we describe a high-throughput, high-content imaging assay monitoring levels of ATM phosphorylation at Serine 1981 following induction of DNA damage by ionizing radiation.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476043/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-cervix-report-of-14-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Guangwen Yuan, Lingying Wu, Bin Li, Jusheng An
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of primary malignant melanoma of the uterine cervix. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 61.2 years (range, 42-78 years). The median overall survival of the patients at stage I, II and III were 39.2 months, 47.8 months and 9.0 months (P=0.574) and the 2-year overall survival for each stage were 80.0%, 50.0% and 0.0% respectively. Twelve (85.7%) patients developed recurrence and eleven patients (78...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466907/magnetic-structure-and-properties-of-centrosymmetric-twisted-melilite-k2cop2o7
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Matthew Sale, Maxim Avdeev, Zakiah Mohamed, Chris D Ling, Prabeer Barpanda
Twisted-melilite dipotassium cobalt pyrophosphate (K2CoP2O7, P42/mnm, #136), originally reported by Gabelica-Robert (1981), was synthesized in powder form by a standard solid-state reaction route. The magnetic properties of the material were studied by magnetometry and its magnetic structure determined using neutron powder diffraction for the first time. Below TN = 11 K, the material adopts a G-type antiferromagnetic structure with moments aligned in the ab-plane (magnetic space group Pn'nm, #58.3.473). Ab initio calculations were performed to examine the isotropic magnetic spin exchange parameters as well as the preferred direction of magnetic moments due to spin-orbit coupling...
May 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466709/-don-t-refuse-any-opportunity
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Linda Kenward qualified as a nurse in the Royal Air Force in 1981. She spent her early career working in theatres/recovery before moving into school nursing and then education in 2005 as a practice education facilitator. Her first academic role was programme lead for mentorship at the Open University, and she is currently principal lecturer in nursing at the University of Cumbria. Linda is also a qualified counsellor.
May 3, 2017: Nursing Standard
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