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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742252/augmented-and-doubly-robust-g-estimation-of-causal-effects-under-a-structural-nested-failure-time-model
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Karl Mertens, Stijn Vansteelandt
Structural nested failure time models (SNFTMs) are models for the effect of a time-dependent exposure on a survival outcome. They have been introduced along with so-called G-estimation methods to provide valid adjustment for time-dependent confounding induced by time-varying variables. Adjustment for informative censoring in SNFTMs is possible via inverse probability of censoring weighting (IPCW). In the presence of considerable dropout, this can imply substantial information loss and consequently imprecise effect estimates...
July 25, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736884/direct-and-indirect-pathways-from-adverse-childhood-experiences-to-high-school-dropout-among-high-risk-adolescents
#2
Anne S Morrow, Miguel T Villodas
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with an increased risk for school dropout. This study examined pathways from childhood adversity to school dropout through academic, behavioral, emotional, and social pathways. Data were collected prospectively from 728 adolescents and their caregivers who participated in the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect and from child protective services records. Path analyses revealed a direct association between ACEs and dropout, as well as indirect effects through poor reading achievement and elevated externalizing problems...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736102/antipsychotic-drugs-for-the-acute-treatment-of-patients-with-a-first-episode-of-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-with-pairwise-and-network-meta-analyses
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Yikang Zhu, Marc Krause, Maximilian Huhn, Philipp Rothe, Johannes Schneider-Thoma, Anna Chaimani, Chunbo Li, John M Davis, Stefan Leucht
BACKGROUND: The first episode of schizophrenia is a pivotal phase of this debilitating illness. Which drug to use remains controversial without a summary of all direct or indirect comparisons of drugs. We did a systematic review with pairwise and network meta-analyses of efficacy and tolerability. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Biosis, and ClinicalTrials.gov for randomised controlled trials of antipsychotics for the acute treatment of first-episode schizophrenia, published up to Nov 17, 2016...
July 20, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735599/effectiveness-of-the-metslim-lifestyle-intervention-targeting-individuals-of-low-socio-economic-status-and-different-ethnic-origins-with-elevated-waist-to-height-ratio
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Andrea J Bukman, Dorit Teuscher, Agnes Meershoek, Reint Jan Renes, Marleen A van Baak, Edith Jm Feskens
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the lifestyle intervention MetSLIM targeting individuals of low socio-economic status of Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch origin was successful in improving waist circumference and other cardiometabolic risk factors, lifestyle behaviour and quality of life. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental intervention study (Netherlands Trial Register NTR3721). The intervention group participated in a 12-month combined dietary and physical activity programme...
July 24, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734705/a-proficiency-based-stepwise-endovascular-curricular-training-prospect-program-enhances-operative-performance-in-real-life-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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H Maertens, R Aggarwal, N Moreels, F Vermassen, I Van Herzeele
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare evolution requires optimisation of surgical training to provide safe patient care. Operating room performance after completion of proficiency based training in vascular surgery has not been investigated. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial evaluated the impact of a Proficiency based Stepwise Endovascular Curricular Training program (PROSPECT) on the acquisition of endovascular skills and the transferability of these skills to real life interventions...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729235/improving-adherence-to-web-based-and-mobile-technologies-for-people-with-psychosis-systematic-review-of-new-potential-predictors-of-adherence
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Clare Killikelly, Zhimin He, Clare Reeder, Til Wykes
BACKGROUND: Despite the boom in new technologically based interventions for people with psychosis, recent studies suggest medium to low rates of adherence to these types of interventions. The benefits will be limited if only a minority of service users adhere and engage; if specific predictors of adherence can be identified then technologies can be adapted to increase the service user benefits. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to present a systematic review of rates of adherence, dropout, and approaches to analyzing adherence to newly developed mobile and Web-based interventions for people with psychosis...
July 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728287/-analysis-of-structure-and-function-of-meibomian-glands-in-healthy-population-at-different-ages
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J Hong, H Q Qu
Objective: To observe the structure and function of meibomian glands in normal population at different ages. Methods: From October 2011 to August 2012, meibomian gland information was collected in healthy volunteers without any symptoms of ocular discomfort, aged more than 5 years. The people were grouped by every 10 years of age. The meibomian gland opening, secretion state and characteristics and Max's line were observed by slit lamp microscopic examination, and the meibomian gland dropouts were examined by noncontact infrared meibomian gland microscopy...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727793/effect-of-child-marriage-on-girls-school-dropout-in-nepal-analysis-of-data-from-the-multiple-indicator-cluster-survey-2014
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Kazutaka Sekine, Marian Ellen Hodgkin
School dropout and child marriage are interrelated outcomes that have an enormous impact on adolescent girls. However, the literature reveals gaps in the empirical evidence on the link between child marriage and the dropout of girls from school. This study identifies the 'tipping point' school grades in Nepal when the risk of dropout due to marriage is highest, measures the effect of child marriage on girls' school dropout rates, and assesses associated risk factors. Weighted percentages were calculated to examine the grades at highest risk and the distribution of reasons for discontinuing school...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727699/efficacy-of-palmitoylethanolamide-for-pain-a-meta-analysis
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Bekir Berker Artukoglu, Chad Beyer, Adi Zuloff-Shani, Ephraim Brener, Michael Howard Bloch
BACKGROUND: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a cannabimimetic compound that has been investigated as an analgesic agent in animal models and clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the efficacy of PEA for treating pain in randomized, controlled trials. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: This meta-analysis examined all randomized, controlled trials involving the effect of PEA on pain score...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727663/mindfulness-based-relapse-prevention-for-substance-use-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sean Grant, Benjamin Colaiaco, Aneesa Motala, Roberta Shanman, Marika Booth, Melony Sorbero, Susanne Hempel
OBJECTIVES: Substance use disorder (SUD) is a prevalent health issue with serious personal and societal consequences. This review aims to estimate the effects and safety of Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) for SUDs. METHODS: We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials evaluating MBRP for adult patients diagnosed with SUDs. Two reviewers independently assessed citations, extracted trial data, and assessed risks of bias. We conducted random-effects meta-analyses and assessed quality of the body of evidence (QoE) using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727287/weighing-the-risks-morbid-obesity-and-diabetes-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list
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Ani A Kardashian, Jennifer L Dodge, John Roberts, Danielle Brandman
Obesity is a growing problem in liver transplant (LT) candidates, paralleling the U.S. obesity epidemic and increase in LT for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). While post-LT survival appears to be similar in obese and non-obese patients, data is scarce regarding risk of waitlist dropout in patients with morbid obesity (BMI≥40 kg/m(2) ). We examined the impact of obesity on waitlist mortality and evaluated predictors of dropout in LT candidates with morbid obesity or NASH METHODS: Competing risk analyses were performed in candidates listed between 3/2002-12/2013 to evaluate predictors of waitlist removal or death...
July 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725400/dealing-with-paralogy-in-radseq-data-in-silico-detection-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-validation-in-robinia-pseudoacacia-l
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Cindy F Verdu, Erwan Guichoux, Samuel Quevauvillers, Olivier De Thier, Yec'han Laizet, Adline Delcamp, Frédéric Gévaudant, Arnaud Monty, Annabel J Porté, Philippe Lejeune, Ludivine Lassois, Stéphanie Mariette
The RADseq technology allows researchers to efficiently develop thousands of polymorphic loci across multiple individuals with little or no prior information on the genome. However, many questions remain about the biases inherent to this technology. Notably, sequence misalignments arising from paralogy may affect the development of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers and the estimation of genetic diversity. We evaluated the impact of putative paralog loci on genetic diversity estimation during the development of SNPs from a RADseq dataset for the nonmodel tree species Robinia pseudoacacia L...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720156/fmr1-cgg-repeat-expansion-mutation-detection-and-linked-haplotype-analysis-for-reliable-and-accurate-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-of-fragile-x-syndrome
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Indhu-Shree Rajan-Babu, Mulias Lian, Felicia S H Cheah, Min Chen, Arnold S C Tan, Ethiraj B Prasath, Seong Feei Loh, Samuel S Chong
Fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) full-mutation expansion causes fragile X syndrome. Trans-generational fragile X syndrome transmission can be avoided by preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). We describe a robust PGD strategy that can be applied to virtually any couple at risk of transmitting fragile X syndrome. This novel strategy utilises whole-genome amplification, followed by triplet-primed polymerase chain reaction (TP-PCR) for robust detection of expanded FMR1 alleles, in parallel with linked multi-marker haplotype analysis of 13 highly polymorphic microsatellite markers located within 1 Mb of the FMR1 CGG repeat, and the AMELX/Y dimorphism for gender identification...
July 19, 2017: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717972/characteristics-of-patients-in-an-eating-disorder-sample-who-dropped-out-2-year-follow-up
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Andrés Gómez Del Barrio, María Yolanda Vellisca Gonzalez, Jana González Gómez, José Ignacio Latorre Marín, Laura Carral-Fernández, Santos Orejudo Hernandez, Inés Madrazo Río-Hortega, Laura Moreno Malfaz
OBJECTIVE: This manuscript explores the characteristics of individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder who dropped out of treatment, compared with those who completed it. METHOD: The participants were 196 patients diagnosed with eating disorders (according to DSM-IV-TR criteria) who consecutively began treatment for the first time in an eating disorders unit. They were assessed at baseline with a set of questionnaires evaluating eating habits, temperament, and general psychopathology...
July 17, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717669/pitfalls-in-genetic-testing-a-case-of-a-snp-in-primer-annealing-region-leading-to-allele-dropout-in-brca1
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Felipe Carneiro Silva, Giovana Tardin Torrezan, Rafael Canfield Brianese, Raquel Stabellini, Dirce Maria Carraro
BACKGROUND: Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is characterized by mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes and PCR-based screening techniques, such as capillary sequencing and next-generation sequencing (NGS), are considered gold standard methods for detection of pathogenic mutations in these genes. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) constitute a vast source of variation in the human genome and represent a risk for misdiagnosis in genetic testing, since the presence of a SNP in primer-annealing sites may cause false negative results due to allele dropout...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711191/the-relationships-between-violence-in-childhood-and-educational-outcomes-a-global-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Deborah Fry, Xiangming Fang, Stuart Elliott, Tabitha Casey, Xiaodong Zheng, Jiaoyuan Li, Lani Florian, Gillean McCluskey
This is the first study to estimate the association globally between violence in childhood on educational outcomes, addressing a significant gap in the current evidence base. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses were conducted to identify 67 and 43 studies respectively from 21 countries to estimate the relationship between different types of violence in childhood on educational outcomes including school dropout/graduation, school absence, academic achievement and other educational outcomes such as grade retention, learning outcomes and remedial classes...
July 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708924/bone-and-soft-tissue-response-in-bone-level-implants-restored-with-platform-switching-a-5-year-clinical-prospective-study
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Laura Lago, Luis da Silva, Francisco Gude, Benito Rilo
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate radiographic levels of peri-implant bone crest as well as soft tissue response, papilla height, and buccal mucosa recession, in bone-level implants restored with platform switching after 1-year and 5-year follow-ups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study called for the placement of 59 implants to obtain a target of 90% power. To compensate for possible dropouts, the sample size was adjusted to 67 implants...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705298/methamphetamine-related-disorders
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Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Roland Härtel-Petri, Willem Hamdorf, Ursula Havemann-Reinecke, Stephan Mühlig, Norbert Wodarz
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine is considered more dangerous than other stimulants because of its acute complications, long-term neurotoxicity, and potential for drug dependence. Until now, there have been no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders, either in Germany or abroad. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders. Based on this literature review, a multidisciplinary expert panel developed recommendations using the nominal group technique...
June 30, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704494/effects-of-a-multidisciplinary-weight-loss-intervention-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents-11-years-of-experience
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Chiara Mameli, Jesse C Krakauer, Nir Y Krakauer, Alessandra Bosetti, Chiara Matilde Ferrari, Laura Schneider, Barbara Borsani, Sara Arrigoni, Erica Pendezza, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of an outpatient multidisciplinary weight loss intervention in reducing body mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents suffering overweight and obesity, changes in A Body Shape Index (ABSI, waist circumference normalized to height and weight) and Hip Index (HI, normalized hip circumference) during treatment and correlation between the ABSI and HI with change in BMI z score. METHODS: We analyze anthropometric data from pediatric patients affected by overweight and obesity aged 2 to 18 years old who entered our multidisciplinary weight loss intervention, which included medical, psychological and nutritional sessions, from January 1st 2006 to December 31st 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702810/epidemiology-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-according-to-iadpsg-who-2013-criteria-among-obese-pregnant-women-in-europe
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Aoife M Egan, Akke Vellinga, Jürgen Harreiter, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M Adelantado, Roland Devlieger, Andre Van Assche, Sander Galjaard, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Dorte M Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Annuziata Lapolla, Maria G Dalfrà, Alessandra Bertolotto, Urszula Mantaj, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, David Hill, Judith G M Jelsma, Frank J Snoek, Christof Worda, Dagmar Bancher-Todesca, Mireille N M van Poppel, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Fidelma P Dunne
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Accurate prevalence estimates for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among pregnant women in Europe are lacking owing to the use of a multitude of diagnostic criteria and screening strategies in both high-risk women and the general pregnant population. Our aims were to report important risk factors for GDM development and calculate the prevalence of GDM in a cohort of women with BMI ≥29 kg/m(2) across 11 centres in Europe using the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG)/WHO 2013 diagnostic criteria...
July 12, 2017: Diabetologia
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