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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538939/quality-of-life-and-associated-characteristics-application-of-whoqol-bref-in-the-context-of-primary-health-care
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Celline Cardoso Almeida-Brasil, Micheline Rosa Silveira, Kátia Rodrigues Silva, Marina Guimarães Lima, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria, Claudia Lins Cardoso, Hans-Joachim Karl Menzel, Maria das Graças Braga Ceccato
This study aimed to identify the characteristics associated to quality of life (QOL) in users of four Basic Health Units (Unidades Básicas de Saúde, UBS) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 930 adult users enrolled in the selected UBS, using a questionnaire containing the WHOQOL-bref instrument and questions about sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle and health conditions. Following descriptive analysis, we performed simple and multiple linear regression to evaluate the association between the exposure variables and the QOL domains...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538912/equity-promotion-policies-in-health-for-vulnerable-groups-the-role-of-the-ministry-of-health
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Sandra Aparecida Venâncio de Siqueira, Eliane Hollanda, José Inácio Jardim Motta
This article aims to analyze Equity Promotion Policies in Health implemented by the Ministry of Health for vulnerable groups, through the Department of Strategy and Participative Management based on race, ethnicity, gender and lifestyle markers. The three structural elements of these policies are identified as: participatory management, transversality and awareness / professional qualifications. In carrying out research for this article, different documental sources were used including: policies, videos, conferences and minutes from council meetings as well as information from health committees...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538698/diet-hypotheses-in-light-of-the-microbiota-revolution-new-perspectives
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REVIEW
Tomasz P Wypych, Benjamin J Marsland
From an evolutionary standpoint, allergy has only recently emerged as a significant health problem. Various hypotheses were proposed to explain this, but they all indicated the importance of rapid lifestyle changes, which occurred in industrialized countries in the last few decades. In this review, we discuss evidence from epidemiological and experimental studies that indicate changes in dietary habits may have played an important role in this phenomenon. Based on the example of dietary fiber, we discuss molecular mechanisms behind this and point towards the importance of diet-induced changes in the microbiota...
May 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538662/maternal-factors-that-induce-epigenetic-changes-contribute-to-neurological-disorders-in-offspring
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REVIEW
Avijit Banik, Deepika Kandilya, Seshadri Ramya, Walter Stünkel, Yap Seng Chong, S Thameem Dheen
It is well established that the regulation of epigenetic factors, including chromatic reorganization, histone modifications, DNA methylation, and miRNA regulation, is critical for the normal development and functioning of the human brain. There are a number of maternal factors influencing epigenetic pathways such as lifestyle, including diet, alcohol consumption, and smoking, as well as age and infections (viral or bacterial). Genetic and metabolic alterations such as obesity, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and thyroidism alter epigenetic mechanisms, thereby contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs) such as embryonic neural tube defects (NTDs), autism, Down's syndrome, Rett syndrome, and later onset of neuropsychological deficits...
May 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538500/parental-perceptions-of-obesity-and-obesity-risk-associated-with-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Gary L Jones, Wendy McClellan, Sripriya Raman, Ashley Sherman, Erin Guest, Keith August
The prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is well established and ranges anywhere from 29% to 69% depending on the study. We sought to explore the awareness of parents of survivors of childhood ALL regarding the increased risk of obesity and their perceptions regarding the overall health of their child. One hundred twenty-one parents of 99 survivors of pediatric ALL completed surveys regarding perceptions of obesity risk in survivors. Eighty percent of parents of overweight and obese survivors correctly identified their child as "a little overweight" or "overweight...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538499/expectations-and-experiences-of-follow-up-and-self-care-after-living-kidney-donation-a-focus-group-study
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Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, Jeremy R Chapman, John Kanellis, John Gill, Jonathan C Craig, Steve J Chadban, Germaine Wong, Angelique F Ralph, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Ensuring donor wellbeing warrants ongoing monitoring following living kidney donation. However, there is considerable variability in donor follow up processes, including information provided to donors regarding self-care. Loss to follow up is common, suggesting that the aims and benefits of monitoring and follow up may not be apparent. We aimed to describe the experiences and expectations of living kidney donors regarding follow up and self-care after donation. METHODS: Participants from 3 transplant centers in Australia and Canada participated in 14 focus groups (n=123)...
May 24, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538427/return-on-investment-of-advanced-practice-medical-degrees-nps-vs-pas
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Christopher K Craig, James H Holmes, Jeffery E Carter
As the United States faces a predicted physician shortage over the next 2 decades, physician assistants (PAs) and NPs are expected to fill the void. At the same time, because education is expensive, student loan and tuition increases have many potential applicants assessing differences in reimbursement and wondering about their return on investment (ROI). An analysis compared PA and NP salaries by incorporating national salary data, federal income tax, and student loans for a comparative analysis of each career pathway...
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538166/an-evolutionary-perspective-on-plasmid-lifestyle-modes
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REVIEW
Nils Hülter, Judith Ilhan, Tanita Wein, A Samer Kadibalban, Katrin Hammerschmidt, Tal Dagan
Plasmids are extra-chromosomal genetic elements whose ecology and evolution depend on their genetic repertoire and interaction with the host. We review the events that lead to transitions between plasmid lifestyle modes - invasion, host range, plasmid persistence and adaptation - from a plasmid perspective. Plasmid lifestyle is determined by various traits, including mobility, stability and indispensability that vary in their magnitude. Transitions between the plasmid lifestyles, invasion, host range, plasmid persistence and adpatation, are caused by the interplay between plasmid traits and host biology...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537139/examining-lifestyle-information-sources-needs-and-preferences-among-breast-cancer-survivors-in-northern-british-columbia
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Lindsay Vander Meer, Jeff K Vallance, Geoff D C Ball, Steven T Johnson
PURPOSE: Little is known about the lifestyle (e.g., physical activity, nutrition) information needs among breast cancer survivors living in nonurban settings. This study determined lifestyle information sources, needs, and preferences among breast cancer survivors in Northern British Columbia (BC), Canada. METHODS: A cross-sectional, paper-based survey was distributed to a random sample of breast cancer survivors (n = 300) in Northern BC, which was generated through the BC Cancer Registry...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535295/bioinformatic-analysis-of-bacteria-and-host-cell-dual-rna-sequencing-experiments
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James W Marsh, Regan J Hayward, Amol C Shetty, Anup Mahurkar, Michael S Humphrys, Garry S A Myers
Bacterial pathogens subvert host cells by manipulating cellular pathways for survival and replication; in turn, host cells respond to the invading pathogen through cascading changes in gene expression. Deciphering these complex temporal and spatial dynamics to identify novel bacterial virulence factors or host response pathways is crucial for improved diagnostics and therapeutics. Dual RNA sequencing (dRNA-Seq) has recently been developed to simultaneously capture host and bacterial transcriptomes from an infected cell...
May 23, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535261/recruitment-of-a-lineage-specific-virulence-regulatory-pathway-promotes-intracellular-infection-by-a-plant-pathogen-experimentally-evolved-into-a-legume-symbiont
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Delphine Capela, Marta Marchetti, Camille Clérissi, Anthony Perrier, Dorian Guetta, Carine Gris, Marc Valls, Alain Jauneau, Stéphane Cruveiller, Eduardo P C Rocha, Catherine Masson-Boivin
Ecological transitions between different lifestyles, such as pathogenicity, mutualism and saprophytism, have been very frequent in the course of microbial evolution, and often driven by horizontal gene transfer. Yet, how genomes achieve the ecological transition initiated by the transfer of complex biological traits remains poorly known. Here we used experimental evolution, genomics, transcriptomics and high-resolution phenotyping to analyze the evolution of the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum into legume symbionts, following the transfer of a natural plasmid encoding the essential mutualistic genes...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535255/tea-and-coffee-consumption-in-relation-to-dna-methylation-in-four-european-cohorts
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Weronica E Ek, Elmar W Tobi, Muhammad Ahsan, Erik Lampa, Erica Ponzi, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Panagiotis Georgiadis, L H Lumey, Bastiaan T Heijmans, Maria Botsivali, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Torgny Karlsson, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Domenico Palli, Erik Ingelsson, Åsa K Hedman, Lena M Nilsson, Paolo Vineis, Lars Lind, James M Flanagan, Åsa Johansson
Lifestyle factors, such as food choices and exposure to chemicals, can alter DNA methylation and lead to changes in gene activity. Two such exposures with pharmacologically active components are coffee and tea consumption. Both coffee and tea has been suggested to play an important role in modulating disease-risk in humans by suppressing tumour progression, decreasing inflammation and influencing estrogen metabolism. These mechanisms may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation.To investigate if DNA methylation in blood is associated with coffee and tea consumption we performed a genome-wide DNA methylation study for coffee and tea consumption in four European cohorts (N = 3,096)...
May 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535172/invited-commentary-the-framingham-offspring-study-a-pioneering-investigation-into-familial-aggregation-of-cardiovascular-risk
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JoAnn E Manson, Shari S Bassuk
Launched in 1948, the Framingham Heart Study was a seminal prospective cohort study of 5,209 adult residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, that was designed to uncover the determinants and natural history of coronary heart disease. Data from this original cohort established the cardiac threat posed by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and other factors. In the late 1960s, investigators conceived the innovative idea of assembling a second cohort that comprised the adult children of the original study population (and these children's spouses)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534860/hemophilia-care-in-the-pediatric-age
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REVIEW
Marta Bertamino, Francesca Riccardi, Laura Banov, Johanna Svahn, Angelo Claudio Molinari
Hemophilia is the most common of the severe bleeding disorders and if not properly managed since early infancy can lead to chronic disease and lifelong disabilities. However, it enjoys the most efficacious and safe treatment among the most prevalent monogenic disorders. Hemophilia should be considered in the neonatal period in the case of unusual bleeding or in the case of positive family history. Later, hemophilia should be suspected mainly in males because of abnormal bruising/bleeding or unusual bleeding following invasive procedures-for example, tonsillectomy or circumcision...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534422/psychosocial-risk-factors-in-relation-to-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-the-euroaspire-iv-survey-a-registry-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology
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Nana Pogosova, Kornelia Kotseva, Dirk De Bacquer, Roland von Känel, Delphine De Smedt, Jan Bruthans, Maryna Dolzhenko
Background Depression and anxiety are established psychosocial risk factors for coronary heart disease. Contemporary data on their prevalence and associations with other risk factors were evaluated as part of the EUROASPIRE IV survey. Design The design of this study was cross-sectional. Methods The study group consisted of 7589 patients from 24 European countries examined at a median of 1.4 years after hospitalisation due to coronary heart disease events. Depression and anxiety were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534177/european-guidelines-on-lifestyle-changes-for-management-of-hypertension-awareness-and-implementation-of-recommendations-among-german-and-european-physicians
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J Bolbrinker, L Zaidi Touis, H Gohlke, B Weisser, R Kreutz
BACKGROUND: In the 2013 European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension, six lifestyle changes for treatment are recommended for the first time with class I, level of evidence A. We initiated a survey among physicians to explore their awareness and consideration of lifestyle changes in hypertension management. METHODS: The survey included questions regarding demographics as well as awareness and implementation of the recommended lifestyle changes...
May 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534024/cancer-immunoprevention-and-public-health
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REVIEW
Sandeep K Singh, Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
The power of cancer immune surveillance has been documented beyond doubt, and the successful exploitation of immune response to cancer has started a new era in the war against cancer. Cancer biologists have recognized immunoevasion as an emerging hallmark in addition to the six hallmarks of cancer. Besides the natural connection between the immune system and cancer development, most established environmental risk factors are now known to interfere with immune surveillance mechanisms. Genetic variations regulating immunity may also modulate cancer susceptibility, but evidence for this is currently limited...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533950/are-invasive-populations-characterized-by-a-broader-diet-than-native-populations
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Julien Courant, Solveig Vogt, Raquel Marques, John Measey, Jean Secondi, Rui Rebelo, André De Villiers, Flora Ihlow, Charlotte De Busschere, Thierry Backeljau, Dennis Rödder, Anthony Herrel
BACKGROUND: Invasive species are among the most significant threats to biodiversity. The diet of invasive animal populations is a crucial factor that must be considered in the context of biological invasions. A broad dietary spectrum is a frequently cited characteristic of invasive species, allowing them to thrive in a wide range of environments. Therefore, empirical studies comparing diet in invasive and native populations are necessary to understand dietary requirements, dietary flexibility, and the associated impacts of invasive species...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533839/-epidemiology-of-the-relationship-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#19
Yassine Ragbaoui, Chafia Chehbouni, Ayoub El Hammiri, Rachida Habbal
Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are diseases which often coexist aggravating prognosis and constituting a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with chronic heart failure and to determine the clinical profile of this group of patients. We conducted a retrospective descriptive study based on the registry of heart failure of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Centre from June 2006 to March 2015. All patients over 18 years of age with chronic heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation were included in the study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533729/anmco-gicr-iacpr-sici-gise-consensus-document-the-clinical-management-of-chronic-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy
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Carmine Riccio, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Furio Colivicchi, Andrea Di Lenarda, Giuseppe Musumeci, Pompilio Massimo Faggiano, Maurizio Giuseppe Abrignani, Roberta Rossini, Francesco Fattirolli, Serafina Valente, Gian Francesco Mureddu, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Zoran Olivari, Antonio Francesco Amico, Giancarlo Casolo, Claudio Fresco, Alberto Menozzi, Federico Nardi
Stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is a clinical entity of great epidemiological importance. It is becoming increasingly common due to the longer life expectancy, being strictly related to age and to advances in diagnostic techniques and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Stable CAD encompasses a variety of clinical and anatomic presentations, making the identification of its clinical and anatomical features challenging. Therapeutic interventions should be defined on an individual basis according to the patient's risk profile...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
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