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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331964/what-are-the-characteristics-of-vitamin-d-metabolism-in-opioid-dependence-an-exploratory-longitudinal-study-in-australian-primary-care
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Albert Stuart Reece, Gary Kenneth Hulse
OBJECTIVE: Compare vitamin D levels in opioid dependence and control population and adjust for relevant confounding effects. Nuclear hormone receptors (including the vitamin D receptor) have been shown to be key transducers and regulators of intracellular metabolism and comprise an important site of pathophysiological immune and metabolic dysregulation potentially contributing towards pro-ageing changes observed in opioid-dependent patients (ODPs). DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective comparing ODPs with general medical controls (GMCs)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331801/stressful-life-events-relationship-stressors-and-cortisol-reactivity-the-moderating-role-of-suppression
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Lydia G Roos, Sara M Levens, Jeanette M Bennett
Stressful life events (SLEs) are exceedingly common and have been associated with a range of psychological disorders, perhaps through dysregulation in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The use of certain emotion regulation strategies in response to stress, such as expressive suppression and cognitive reappraisal, has additionally been linked to heightened HPA axis reactivity to acute stress. However, it is unclear how emotion regulation may interact with SLEs to affect HPA axis reactivity, particularly concerning relationship stressors (RSs)...
January 2, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330869/three-year-analysis-of-zirconia-implants-used-for-single-tooth-replacement-and-three-unit-fixed-dental-prostheses-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Marc Balmer, Benedikt C Spies, Kirstin Vach, Ralf-Joachim Kohal, Christoph H F Hämmerle, Ronald E Jung
AIM: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate clinically and radiographically the outcome of zirconia oral implants after 3 years in function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 60 patients in need of either a single-tooth replacement or a three-unit fixed dental prosthesis (FDP), a total of 71 one-piece zirconia implants were placed and immediately restored with temporary fixed prostheses. After a period of at least 2 months in the mandible and at least 4 months in the maxilla, zirconia-based reconstructions were cemented...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330761/correction-to-scientific-white-paper-on-concentration-qtc-modeling
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Christine Garnett, Peter L Bonate, Qianyu Dang, Georg Ferber, Dalong Huang, Jiang Liu, Devan Mehrotra, Steve Riley, Philip Sager, Christoffer Tornoe, Yaning Wang
The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error in Equation 1 under the section "Pre-specified linear mixed effects model". The correct equation has given below.
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330639/changes-in-tissue-and-cerebral-oxygenation-following-spinal-anesthesia-in-infants-a-prospective-study
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Alexander B Froyshteter, Dmitry Tumin, Emmett E Whitaker, David P Martin, Mumin Hakim, Hina Walia, Tarun Bhalla, Joseph D Tobias
Use of spinal anesthesia (SA) in children may address concerns about potential neurocognitive effects of general anesthesia. We used near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to assess the effects of SA on cerebral and tissue oxygenation in 19 patients aged 7 ± 3 months. Prior to SA placement, NIRS monitors were placed on the forehead (cerebral) and the thigh (tissue). Intraoperative cerebral and tissue saturation were 73 ± 7 and 80 ± 11%, respectively, before SA placement. NIRS measurements were monitored every minute for 30 min after SA placement and modeled using mixed-effects linear regression...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330230/reducing-sedentary-behaviour-to-decrease-chronic-low-back-pain-the-stand-back-randomised-trial
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Bethany Barone Gibbs, Andrea L Hergenroeder, Sophy J Perdomo, Robert J Kowalsky, Anthony Delitto, John M Jakicic
OBJECTIVE: The Stand Back study evaluated the feasibility and effects of a multicomponent intervention targeting reduced prolonged sitting and pain self-management in desk workers with chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This randomised controlled trial recruited 27 individuals with chronic LBP, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) >10% and desk jobs (sitting ≥20 hours/week). Participants were randomised within strata of ODI (>10%-<20%, ≥20%) to receive bimonthly behavioural counselling (in-person and telephone), a sit-stand desk attachment, a wrist-worn activity-prompting device and cognitive behavioural therapy for LBP self-management or control...
January 12, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329970/a-prospective-study-on-the-association-of-sleep-duration-with-grip-strength-among-middle-aged-and-older-chinese
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Tianyu Wang, Yili Wu, Tong Wang, Yujie Li, Dongfeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies on sleep duration and grip strength decline are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the associations of baseline sleep duration with follow-up grip strength and grip strength changeover time among a large sample of middle-aged and older Chinese. METHODS: Data from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, CHARLS (2011-2015), were analyzed. Hand grip strength was measured by dynamometers twice with 4 years interval. Baseline self-reported nighttime sleep duration was collected by questionnaire...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329913/predicting-extubation-outcomes-a-model-incorporating-heart-rate-characteristics-index
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Nitin Goel, Mallinath Chakraborty, William John Watkins, Sujoy Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that in neonates on mechanical ventilation, heart rate characteristics index (HRCi) can be combined with a clinical model for predicting extubation outcomes in neonates. STUDY DESIGN: HRCi and clinical data for all intended intubation-extubation events (episodes) were retrospectively analyzed between June 2014 and January 2015. Each episode started 6 hours pre-extubation or at the time of primary intubation if ventilation duration was shorter than 6 hours (baseline)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329676/will-the-following-do-a-mixed-linear-model-controlling-for-case-underascertainment-across-multiple-cancer-registries-estimated-time-trends-in-survival
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Stefan Dahm, Joachim Bertz, Benjamin Barnes, Klaus Kraywinkel
OBJECTIVES: Large temporal and geographical variation in survival rates estimated from epidemiological cancer registries coupled with heterogeneity in death certificate only (DCO) notifications makes it difficult to interpret trends in survival. The aim of our study is to introduce a method for estimating such trends while accounting for heterogeneity in DCO notifications in a cancer site-specific manner. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We used the data of 4.0 million cancer cases notified in 14 German epidemiological cancer registries...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329587/the-effectiveness-of-a-web-2-0-physical-activity-intervention-in-older-adults-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stephanie J Alley, Gregory S Kolt, Mitch J Duncan, Cristina M Caperchione, Trevor N Savage, Anthony J Maeder, Richard R Rosenkranz, Rhys Tague, Anetta K Van Itallie, W Kerry Mummery, Corneel Vandelanotte
BACKGROUND: Interactive web-based physical activity interventions using Web 2.0 features (e.g., social networking) have the potential to improve engagement and effectiveness compared to static Web 1.0 interventions. However, older adults may engage with Web 2.0 interventions differently than younger adults. The aims of this study were to determine whether an interaction between intervention (Web 2.0 and Web 1.0) and age group (<55y and ≥55y) exists for website usage and to determine whether an interaction between intervention (Web 2...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329536/dietary-flavonoid-intake-in-older-adults-how-many-days-of-dietary-assessment-are-required-and-what-is-the-impact-of-seasonality
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Katherine Kent, Karen E Charlton, Simone Lee, Jonathon Mond, Joanna Russell, Paul Mitchell, Victoria M Flood
BACKGROUND: Within- and between-person variation in nutrient intake is well established, but little is known about variability in dietary flavonoid intake, including the effect of seasonality. METHODS: Within- and between-individual variability of flavonoid intake, and intake of flavonoid subclasses was examined in older adults (n = 79; mean age 70.1 y (range: 60y-80y)), using three separate 4-day weighed food records (WFR) collected approximately 4 months apart...
January 12, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329340/cognitive-control-moderates-parenting-stress-effects-on-children-s-diurnal-cortisol
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Laurel Raffington, Florian Schmiedek, Christine Heim, Yee Lee Shing
This study investigated associations between parenting stress in parents and self-reported stress in children with children's diurnal cortisol secretion and whether these associations are moderated by known stress-regulating capacities, namely child cognitive control. Salivary cortisol concentrations were assessed from awakening to evening on two weekend days from 53 6-to-7-year-old children. Children completed a cognitive control task and a self-report stress questionnaire with an experimenter, while parents completed a parenting stress inventory...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329150/comparison-of-iodine-density-measurement-among-dual-energy-computed-tomography-scanners-from-3-vendors
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Hyungjin Kim, Jin Mo Goo, Chang Kyung Kang, Kum Ju Chae, Chang Min Park
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyze the effect of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanners and fluid characteristics on iodine quantification and to calculate the measurement variability range induced by those variables. METHODS: We performed an experimental phantom study with 4 mediastinal iodine phantoms. Each phantom contained 6 tubes of different iodine concentrations (0, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, and 20.0 mg/mL) diluted in a specific solvent, which was water, 10% amino acid solution, 20% lipid emulsion, or 18% calcium solution, respectively...
January 12, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329137/macular-and-multifocal-perg-and-fd-oct-in-pre-perimetric-and-hemifield-loss-glaucoma
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André Carvalho Kreuz, Carlos Gustavo de Moraes, Marcelo Hatanaka, Maria Kiyoko Oyamada, Mario L R Monteiro
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability of macular and multifocal (mf) pattern electroretinogram (PERG) to differentiate pre-perimetric glaucoma (PG) and glaucoma with hemifield loss (GHL) from controls, to compare the discrimination ability of PERG and fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (fdOCT), and to assess the relationship between measurements. METHODS: Standard automated perimetry, [1] steady-state and transient PERG and mfPERG measurements were obtained from PG (n=14, 24 eyes), GHL (n=5, 7 eyes) and controls (n=19, 22 eyes)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329016/non-linear-effects-of-the-built-environment-on-automobile-involved-pedestrian-crash-frequency-a-machine-learning-approach
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Chuan Ding, Peng Chen, Junfeng Jiao
Although a growing body of literature focuses on the relationship between the built environment and pedestrian crashes, limited evidence is provided about the relative importance of many built environment attributes by accounting for their mutual interaction effects and their non-linear effects on automobile-involved pedestrian crashes. This study adopts the approach of Multiple Additive Poisson Regression Trees (MAPRT) to fill such gaps using pedestrian collision data collected from Seattle, Washington. Traffic analysis zones are chosen as the analytical unit...
January 9, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328531/thalamic-atrophy-in-ms-an-mri-marker-of-neurodegeneration-throughout-disease
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Christina J Azevedo, Steven Y Cen, Sankalpa Khadka, Shuang Liu, John Kornak, Yonggang Shi, Ling Zheng, Stephen L Hauser, Daniel Pelletier
OBJECTIVE: Thalamic volume is a candidate MRI-based marker associated with neurodegeneration to hasten development of neuroprotective treatments. Our objective is to describe the longitudinal evolution of thalamic atrophy in MS and normal aging, and to estimate sample sizes for study design. METHODS: 601 subjects (2632 MRI scans) were analyzed. 520 subjects with relapse-onset MS [CIS(90); RR(392); SP(38)] underwent annual standardized 3T MRI scans for an average of 4...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325589/catastrophic-total-costs-in-tuberculosis-affected-households-and-their-determinants-since-indonesia-s-implementation-of-universal-health-coverage
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Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A J Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of the End TB Strategy's targets: that no TB-affected households have to face catastrophic costs by 2020. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, there is also an emerging need to provide social protection by implementing universal health coverage (UHC). We therefore assessed the incidence of catastrophic total costs due to TB, and their determinants since the implementation of UHC...
January 12, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325446/reduction-of-ptsd-symptoms-with-pre-reactivation-propranolol-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alain Brunet, Daniel Saumier, Aihua Liu, David L Streiner, Jacques Tremblay, Roger K Pitman
OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed the efficacy of trauma memory reactivation performed under the influence of propranolol, a noradrenergic beta-receptor blocker, as a putative reconsolidation blocker, in reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHOD: This was a 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial in 60 adults diagnosed with long-standing PTSD. Propranolol or placebo was administered 90 minutes before a brief memory reactivation session, once a week for 6 consecutive weeks...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324968/long-term-effects-of-an-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-on-electrocardiographic-criteria-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-the-look-ahead-trial
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Tina E Brinkley, Andrea Anderson, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alain G Bertoni, Frank Greenway, William C Knowler, Stephen P Glasser, Edward S Horton, Mark A Espeland
Background: Left ventricular hypertrophy assessed by electrocardiography (ECG-LVH) is a marker of subclinical cardiac damage and a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The prevalence of ECG-LVH is increased in obesity and type 2 diabetes; however, there are no data on the long-term effects of weight loss on ECG-LVH. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intensive lifestyle intervention reduces ECG-LVH in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324852/real-life-helping-behaviours-in-north-america-a-genome-wide-association-approach
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Georg Primes, Martin Fieder
In humans, prosocial behaviour is essential for social functioning. Twin studies suggest this distinct human trait to be partly hardwired. In the last decade research on the genetics of prosocial behaviour focused on neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, such as oxytocin, dopamine, and their respective pathways. Recent trends towards large scale medical studies targeting the genetic basis of complex diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia pave the way for new directions also in behavioural genetics...
2018: PloS One
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