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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784448/injury-severity-analysis-of-commercially-licensed-drivers-in-single-vehicle-crashes-accounting-for-unobserved-heterogeneity-and-age-group-differences
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Mohamed Osman, Sabyasachee Mishra, Rajesh Paleti
This study analyzes the injury severity of commercially-licensed drivers involved in single-vehicle crashes. Considering the discrete ordinal nature of injury severity data, the ordered response modeling framework was adopted. The moderating effect of driver's age on all other factors was examined by segmenting the parameters by driver's age group. Additional effects of the different drivers' age groups are taken into consideration through interaction terms. Unobserved heterogeneity of the different covariates was investigated using the Mixed Generalized Ordered Response Probit (MGORP) model...
May 18, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778861/multicenter-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial-comparing-hemodynamic-optimization-against-echocardiographic-optimization-of-av-and-vv-delay-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-bravo-trial
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Zachary I Whinnett, S M Afzal Sohaib, Mark Mason, Edward Duncan, Mark Tanner, David Lefroy, Mohamed Al-Obaidi, Sue Ellery, Francisco Leyva-Leon, Tim Betts, Mark Dayer, Paul Foley, Jon Swinburn, Martin Thomas, Raj Khiani, Tom Wong, Zaheer Yousef, Dominic Rogers, Paul R Kalra, Vignesh Dhileepan, Katherine March, James Howard, Andreas Kyriacou, Jamil Mayet, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Michael Frenneaux, Alun D Hughes, Darrel P Francis
OBJECTIVES: BRAVO (British Randomized Controlled Trial of AV and VV Optimization) is a multicenter, randomized, crossover, noninferiority trial comparing echocardiographic optimization of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular delay with a noninvasive blood pressure method. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy including AV delay optimization confers clinical benefit, but the optimization requires time and expertise to perform. METHODS: This study randomized patients to echocardiographic optimization or hemodynamic optimization using multiple-replicate beat-by-beat noninvasive blood pressure at baseline; after 6 months, participants were crossed over to the other optimization arm of the trial...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777969/multicontextual-correlates-of-adolescent-sugar-sweetened-beverage-intake
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Allison W Watts, Jon Miller, Nicole I Larson, Marla E Eisenberg, Mary T Story, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
PURPOSE: To examine personal, home, peer, school, neighborhood, and media correlates of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake in a diverse sample of adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional, population-based study (EAT 2010: Eating and Activity in Teens) of 2793 adolescents (54% female, mean age [SD] = 14.5 [2.0], 80% nonwhite) attending public secondary schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Adolescents completed a food frequency questionnaire and answered survey questions about their diet/health perceptions and behaviors...
May 1, 2018: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773409/correlation-of-objective-assessment-data-with-general-surgery-resident-in-training-evaluation-reports-and-operative-volumes
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Jad M Abdelsattar, Yazan N AlJamal, Raaj K Ruparel, Phillip G Rowse, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: Faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, and operative case volumes often tell little about true resident performance. We developed an objective structured clinical examination called the Surgical X-Games (5 rooms, 15 minutes each, 12-15 tests total, different for each postgraduate [PGY] level). We hypothesized that performance in X-Games will prove more useful in identifying areas of strength or weakness among general surgery (GS) residents than faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, or operative cases volumes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772488/minnesota-impulse-disorders-interview-midi-validation-of-a-structured-diagnostic-clinical-interview-for-impulse-control-disorders-in-an-enriched-community-sample
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Samuel R Chamberlain, Jon E Grant
BACKGROUND: Disorders of impulsivity are common, functionally impairing, and highly relevant across different clinical and research settings. Few structured clinical interviews for the identification and diagnosis of impulse control disorders exist, and none have been validated in a community sample in terms of psychometric properties. METHODS: The Minnesota Impulse control disorders Interview (MIDI v2.0) was administered to an enriched sample of 293 non-treatment seeking adults aged 18-35 years, recruited using media advertisements in two large US cities...
May 8, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770872/application-of-the-aast-egs-grade-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-to-a-multi-national-patient-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Arianna Birindelli, John L Bruce, Johannes J P Buitendag, Victory Y Kong, Mircea Beuran, Johnathon M Aho, Ionut Negoi, Damian L Clarke, Salomone Di Saverio, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) anatomic severity grading system for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) has demonstrated to be a valid tool in North American patient populations. Using a multi-national patient cohort, we retrospectively assessed the validity the AAST ASBO grading system and estimated disease severity in a global population in order to correlate with several key clinical outcomes. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective review during 2012-2016 from four centers, Minnesota USA, Bologna Italy, Pietermaritzburg South Africa, and Bucharest Romania, was performed...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770280/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-perioperative-outcomes-in-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-open-fusions-a-multivariant-analysis
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Hamid Abbasi, Alex Grant
Background Obesity is an increasing public health concern associated with increased perioperative complications and expense in lumbar spine fusions. While open and mini-open fusions such as transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and minimally invasive TLIF (MIS-TLIF) are more challenging in obese patients, new MIS procedures like oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF) may improve perioperative outcomes in obese patients relative to TLIF and MIS-TLIF. Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of obesity on perioperative outcomes in OLLIF, MIS-TLIF, and TLIF...
March 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768925/household-implementation-of-smoke-free-rules-in-homes-and-cars-a-focus-on-adolescent-smoking-behavior-and-secondhand-smoke-exposure
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Michael J Parks, John H Kingsbury, Raymond G Boyle, Sharrilyn Evered
PURPOSE: This study addresses the dearth of population-based research on how comprehensive household smoke-free rules (ie, in the home and car) relate to tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among adolescents. DESIGN: Analysis of 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey. SETTING: Representative sample of Minnesota youth. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1287 youth who lived with a smoker. MEASURES: Measures included household smoke-free rules (no rules, partial rules-home or car, but not both-and comprehensive rules), lifetime and 30-day cigarette use, 30-day cigarette and other product use, and SHS exposure in past 7 days in home and car...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767708/resinosis-inhibits-monochamus-spp-coleoptera-cerambycidae-colonization-of-healthy-shortleaf-pines-in-southeastern-united-states
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Matthew W Ethington, Larry D Galligan, Fred M Stephen
The genus Monochamus Dejean (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) includes large, woodboring, longhorned beetles, which colonize pine trees in North America. Many authors have classified the genus as saprophagous, but one recent study reported successful colonization of standing jack pine trees (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) (Pinales: Pinaceae) following severe wind disturbance in Minnesota. We tested whether two Monochamus species native to the southeastern United States (M. titillator (Fabricius) and M. carolinensis (Olivier)) could successfully colonize healthy shortleaf pines (Pinus echinata Mill...
May 14, 2018: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767671/significance-of-an-increase-in-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-a-stress-test-in-terms-of-comorbidities-and-long-term-total-and-cv-mortality
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Nóra Sydó, Tibor Sydó, Karina A Gonzalez Carta, Nasir Hussain, Béla Merkely, Joseph G Murphy, Ray W Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Thomas G Allison
Background: A decrease in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with exercise is considered normal, but the significance of an increase in DBP has not been validated. Our aim was to determine the relationship of DBP increasing on a stress test regarding comorbidities and mortality. Methods: Our database was reviewed from 1993-2010 using the first stress test of a patient. Non-Minnesota residence, baseline CV disease, rest DBP <60 or >100 mmHg, and age <30 or ≥80 were exclusion criteria...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764878/association-between-an-individual-housing-based-socioeconomic-index-and-inconsistent-self-reporting-of-health-conditions-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-the-mayo-clinic-biobank
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Euijung Ryu, Janet E Olson, Young J Juhn, Matthew A Hathcock, Chung-Il Wi, James R Cerhan, Kathleen J Yost, Paul Y Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Using surveys to collect self-reported information on health and disease is commonly used in clinical practice and epidemiological research. However, the inconsistency of self-reported information collected longitudinally in repeated surveys is not well investigated. We aimed to investigate whether a socioeconomic status based on current housing characteristics, HOUsing-based SocioEconomic Status (HOUSES) index linking current address information to real estate property data, is associated with inconsistent self-reporting...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764279/the-modified-telephone-administered-minnesota-cognitive-acuity-screen-for-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Sarah Pillemer, George D Papandonatos, Cara Crook, Brian R Ott, Geoffrey Tremont
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the sensitivity and specificity of a modified version of the Minnesota Cognitive Acuity Screen (MCAS-m), by adding learning and recognition memory components, to the original version MCAS to distinguish amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) from healthy controls (HCs). METHODS/DESIGN: A total of 30 individuals with aMCI and 30 HCs underwent neuropsychological testing, neurologic examination, laboratory, and brain imaging tests...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760440/plant-spectral-diversity-integrates-functional-and-phylogenetic-components-of-biodiversity-and-predicts-ecosystem-function
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Anna K Schweiger, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Philip A Townsend, Sarah E Hobbie, Michael D Madritch, Ran Wang, David Tilman, John A Gamon
Biodiversity promotes ecosystem function as a consequence of functional differences among organisms that enable resource partitioning and facilitation. As the need for biodiversity assessments increases in the face of accelerated global change, novel approaches that are rapid, repeatable and scalable are critical, especially in ecosystems for which information about species identity and the number of species is difficult to acquire. Here, we present 'spectral diversity'-a spectroscopic index of the variability of electromagnetic radiation reflected from plants measured in the visible, near-infrared and short-wave infrared regions (400-2,400 nm)...
May 14, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759841/prolonged-ventricular-conduction-and-repolarization-during-right-ventricular-stimulation-predicts-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-death-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy
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Freddy Del-Carpio Munoz, S Michael Gharacholou, Christopher G Scott, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Yong-Mei Cha, Thomas M Munger, Paul A Friedman, Samuel J Asirvatham
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate whether prolonged ventricular conduction (paced QRS) and repolarization (paced QTc) times observed during ventricular stimulation predict ventricular arrhythmic events and death. BACKGROUND: Abnormal ventricular conduction and repolarization can predispose patients to ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: Consecutive patients with left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction <50%) undergoing electrophysiology studies from January 2002 until May 2014 were identified at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)...
December 26, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759097/the-effect-of-proportional-v-value-pricing-on-fountain-drink-purchases-results-from-a-field-experiment
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Sarah E Gollust, Xuyang Tang, Carlisle Ford Runge, Simone A French, Alexander J Rothman
OBJECTIVE: Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a public health priority, yet finding an effective and acceptable policy intervention is challenging. One strategy is to use proportional pricing (a consistent price per fluid ounce) instead of the typical value-priced approach where large beverages offer better value. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether proportional pricing affects the purchasing of fountain beverages at a university cinema concession stand...
May 15, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755108/-physical-activity-questionnaires-a-systematic-review-and-analysis-of-their-psychometric-properties-in-spanish-population-over-60-years-old
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Miguel A Sánchez-Lastra, Iván Martínez-Lemos, José M Cancela, Carlos Ayán
BACKGROUND: Questionnaires for estimating physical activity are measurement tools widely used by health professionals. Therefore, it is important to know their characteristics and quality. This systematic review aimed at identifying and analyzing de psychometric properties of the existing physical activity questionnaires validated in Spanish people older than 60 years of age, as well as to inform about the methodological quality of the studies performed concerning their validity and/or reliability...
May 14, 2018: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755033/impact-of-a-history-of-hypertension-in-pregnancy-on-later-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Dawn C Scantlebury, Andrea G Kattah, Tracey L Weissgerber, Sanket Agarwal, Michelle M Mielke, Amy L Weaver, Lisa E Vaughan, Stanislav Henkin, Katherine Zimmerman, Virginia M Miller, Wendy M White, Sharonne N Hayes, Vesna D Garovic
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) produces significant morbidity in women and is typically attributed to cardiac remodeling from multiple causes, particularly hypertension. Hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPDs) are associated with future hypertension and adverse cardiac remodeling. We evaluated whether women with AF were more likely to have experienced a HPD compared with those without. METHODS AND RESULTS: A nested case-control study was conducted within a cohort of 7566 women who had a live or stillbirth delivery in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1976 and 1982...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754812/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiac-contractility-modulation
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William T Abraham, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Rochelle L Goldsmith, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Vivek Y Reddy, Peter E Carson, Douglas L Mann, Benjamin Saville, Helen Parise, Rodrigo Chan, Phi Wiegn, Jeffrey L Hastings, Andrew J Kaplan, Frank Edelmann, Lars Luthje, Rami Kahwash, Gery F Tomassoni, David D Gutterman, Angela Stagg, Daniel Burkhoff, Gerd Hasenfuß
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to confirm a subgroup analysis of the prior FIX-HF-5 (Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of the OPTIMIZER System in Subjects With Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure) study showing that cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) improved exercise tolerance (ET) and quality of life in patients with ejection fractions between 25% and 45%. BACKGROUND: CCM therapy for New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III and IV heart failure (HF) patients consists of nonexcitatory electrical signals delivered to the heart during the absolute refractory period...
May 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751137/transferring-and-calibrating-safety-performance-functions-among-multiple-states
#19
Ahmed Farid, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Jaeyoung Lee
Safety performance functions (SPFs), statistical regression models, by predicting traffic crash counts by crash type, severity and facility type, aid traffic engineers in the process of identifying high frequency crash locations. Developing SPFs requires the collection and processing of traffic, crash, road design and other characteristics' data. Jurisdictional agencies may choose not to develop their own SPFs and cut back on their resources by adopting SPFs provided by the national Highway Safety Manual (HSM)...
May 8, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747516/impact-and-effectiveness-of-a-stand-alone-nrt-starter-kit-in-a-statewide-tobacco-cessation-program
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Amy N Kerr, Barbara A Schillo, Paula A Keller, Randi B Lachter, Rebecca K Lien, Heather G Zook
PURPOSE: To examine 2-week nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) starter kit quit outcomes and predictors and the impact of adding this new service on treatment reach. DESIGN: Observational study of a 1-year cohort of QUITPLAN Services enrollees using registration and utilization data and follow-up outcome survey data of a subset of enrollees who received NRT starter kits. SETTING: ClearWay Minnesota's QUITPLAN Services provides a quit line that is available to uninsured and underinsured Minnesotans and NRT starter kits (a free 2-week supply of patches, gum, or lozenges) that are available to all Minnesota tobacco users...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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