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LaPrincess C Brewer, Eleshia J Morrison, Joyce E Balls-Berry, Patrick Dean, Kandace Lackore, Sarah Jenkins, Consuelo Cohen, Jacqueline Johnson, Frances Ellis, D C Mangum, Sharonne N Hayes, Christi Patten
Striking cardiovascular health disparities exist among African-Americans in Minnesota compared to Whites; however, community-based interventions to address cardiovascular disease risk are lacking. This study explored participant perceptions of a culturally tailored, cardiovascular disease prevention program developed using a community-based participatory research process. Research participation perceptions, program benefits, and program satisfaction/acceptability were analyzed using a mixed-methods approach...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807554/grassroots-technological-resistance-the-people-s-power-project-and-the-impossible-dream-of-wireless-transmission-of-energy
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Pete Schmidt
In 1972, the Minnesota United Power Association (UPA) teamed up with the Minnesota Cooperative Power Association (CPA) to initiate an electrification project designed to bring power from North Dakota to the Twin Cities area. A significant backlash and protest began once farmers across the state became aware of the plan and the potential impending land seizure. In the midst of these actions, one group sought to create an alternative to the power line transmission system by designing a system of wireless energy transmission based on the plans of Nikola Tesla...
August 11, 2017: Endeavour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807263/the-growth-of-aki-half-empty-or-half-full-it-s-the-size-of-the-glass-that-matters
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Raymond K Hsu, Edward D Siew
Previous data suggest rapid growth in the population incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). In this study, Kashani et al. report data from the Mayo Clinic Hospital indicating slowing to stabilization of AKI rates in Olmsted County, Minnesota, from 2006 through 2014. More studies are needed to confirm this trend, and if this trend exists, reasons behind it. Further, strategies to optimally care for vulnerable populations in which AKI rates remain high, including the elderly, are warranted.
September 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803597/somali-latino-and-hmong-parents-perceptions-and-approaches-about-raising-healthy-weight-children-a-community-based-participatory-research-study
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Chrisa Arcan, Kathleen A Culhane-Pera, Shannon Pergament, Maira Rosas-Lee, Mai Bao Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Immigrants in the USA are confronted with health disparities, including childhood obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases. We aimed to identify perceptions of childhood body weight, approaches to raising healthy children and desires for supportive programmes of Somali, Latino and Hmong (SLM) parents in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. DESIGN: Using community-based participatory research, ten focus groups (FG) were conducted with sixty-seven parents (n 28 Somali, three FG; n 19 Latino, four FG; n 20 Hmong, three FG) of 3-12-year-old children in their native language...
August 14, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803184/association-of-asthma-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Youn Ho Sheen, Mary C Rolfes, Chung-Il Wi, Cindy S Crowson, Richard S Pendegraft, Katherine S King, Euijung Ryu, Young J Juhn
BACKGROUND: TH1 and TH2 cells have counterregulatory relationships. However, the relationship between asthma, a TH2-predominant condition, and risk of systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a TH1 condition, is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether asthma was associated with increased risks of incident RA among adults. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based case-control study that examined existing incident RA cases and controls matched by age, sex, and registration year from the general population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between January 2002 and December 2007...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801468/minnesota-integrated-health-partnership-demonstration-implementation-of-a-medicaid-aco-model
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Lynn A Blewett, Donna Spencer, Peter Huckfeldt
In recent years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become more prevalent in the United States, as a means to provide coordinated care by local providers. This study describes the origins, implementation, and early results of Minnesota's Medicaid ACO payment model, the Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) demonstration project. We describe the structure of the program and present preliminary evaluation results to document the state's important work and to provide lessons for other states interested in implementing Medicaid ACOs...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798167/complete-genome-sequence-of-sulfuriferula-sp-strain-ah1-a-sulfur-oxidizing-autotroph-isolated-from-weathered-mine-tailings-from-the-duluth-complex-in-minnesota
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Daniel S Jones, Elizabeth W Roepke, An An Hua, Beverly E Flood, Jake V Bailey
We report the closed and annotated genome sequence of Sulfuriferula sp. strain AH1. Strain AH1 has a 2,877,007-bp chromosome that includes a partial Sox system for inorganic sulfur oxidation and a complete nitrogen fixation pathway. It also has a single 39,138-bp plasmid with genes for arsenic and mercury resistance.
August 10, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797670/the-role-of-alluvial-aquifer-sediments-in-attenuating-a-dissolved-arsenic-plume
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Brady A Ziegler, Madeline E Schreiber, Isabelle M Cozzarelli
In a crude-oil-contaminated sandy aquifer at the Bemidji site in northern Minnesota, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has resulted in release of naturally occurring As to groundwater under Fe-reducing conditions. This study used chemical extractions of aquifer sediments collected in 1993 and 2011-2014 to evaluate the relationship between Fe and As in different redox zones (oxic, methanogenic, Fe-reducing, anoxic-suboxic transition) of the contaminated aquifer over a twenty-year period. Results show that 1) the aquifer has the capacity to naturally attenuate the plume of dissolved As, primarily through sorption; 2) Fe and As are linearly correlated in sediment across all redox zones, and a regression analysis between Fe and As reasonably predicted As concentrations in sediment from 1993 using only Fe concentrations; 3) an As-rich "iron curtain," associated with the anoxic-suboxic transition zone, migrated 30m downgradient between 1993 and 2013 as a result of the hydrocarbon plume evolution; and 4) silt lenses in the aquifer preferentially sequester dissolved As, though As is remobilized into groundwater from sediment after reducing conditions are established...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797058/quantitative-approach-for-the-risk-assessment-of-african-swine-fever-and-classical-swine-fever-introduction-into-the-united-states-through-legal-imports-of-pigs-and-swine-products
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Diana María Herrera-Ibatá, Beatriz Martínez-López, Darla Quijada, Kenneth Burton, Lina Mur
The US livestock safety strongly depends on its capacity to prevent the introduction of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs). Therefore, accurate and updated information on the location and origin of those potential TADs risks is essential, so preventive measures as market restrictions can be put on place. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the current risk of African swine fever (ASF) and Classical swine fever (CSF) introduction into the US through the legal importations of live pigs and swine products using a quantitative approach that could be later applied to other risks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796736/surgical-site-infection-in-colorectal-surgery-a-study-in-antibiotic-duration
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Mark Dornfeld, Jenna K Lovely, Marianne Huebner, David W Larson
BACKGROUND: Despite distant historical studies that demonstrated the adequacy of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis, current surgical practice continues to use antibiotics for postoperative coverage up to 24 hours. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a change in antibiotic prophylaxis duration and its effect on surgical site infection in a high-volume modern colorectal practice. DESIGN: A case-controlled series retrospectively reviewed outcomes through a prospective validated data base...
September 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795897/living-as-an-lgbtq-adolescent-and-a-parent-s-child-overlapping-or-separate-experiences
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Christopher J Mehus, Ryan J Watson, Marla E Eisenberg, Heather L Corliss, Carolyn M Porta
It is well known that parental and community-based support are each related to healthy development in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, but little research has explored the ways these contexts interact and overlap. Through go-along interviews (a method in which participants guide the interviewer around the community) with 66 youth in British Columbia, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, adolescents (aged 14-19 years) reported varying extent of overlap between their LGBTQ experiences and their parent-youth experiences; parents and youth each contributed to the extent of overlap...
May 2017: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794132/an-essential-role-of-high-molecular-weight-kininogen-in-endotoxemia
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Aizhen Yang, Zhanli Xie, Bo Wang, Robert W Colman, Jihong Dai, Yi Wu
In this study, we show that mice lacking high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK) were resistant to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mortality and had significantly reduced circulating LPS levels. Replenishment of HK-deficient mice with human HK recovered the LPS levels and rendered the mice susceptible to LPS-induced mortality. Binding of HK to LPS occurred through the O-polysaccharide/core oligosaccharide, consistent with the ability to bind LPS from K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, S. minnesota, and different E...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790798/development-and-characterisation-of-a-novel-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-reporter-cell-line-for-investigation-of-neuroinflammation
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Marie-Theres Zeuner, Thomas Vallance, Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, Graeme S Cottrell, Darius Widera
Aberrant activation of the transcription factor NF-κB, as well as uncontrolled inflammation, has been linked to autoimmune diseases, development and progression of cancer, and neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Reporter cell lines are a valuable state-of-the art tool for comparative analysis of in vitro drug screening. However, a reporter cell line for the investigation of NF-κB-driven neuroinflammation has not been available. Thus, we developed a stable neural NF-κB-reporter cell line to assess the potency of proinflammatory molecules and peptides, as well as anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789604/relationship-of-respiratory-muscle-strength-pulmonary-function-and-functional-capacity-with-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Rengin Demir, Melih Zeren, Hulya Nilgun Gurses, Zerrin Yigit
Objective To examine the relationship of pulmonary parameters and functional capacity with quality of life (QoL) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods Thirty-six patients with chronic AF were included in this cross-sectional study. QoL was assessed with the Medical Outcomes Survey 36-item Short Form (SF-36) and Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ). Respiratory muscle strength and pulmonary function were also measured. Functional capacity was assessed with the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783817/associations-between-midlife-vascular-risk-factors-and-25-year-incident-dementia-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-cohort
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Rebecca F Gottesman, Marilyn S Albert, Alvaro Alonso, Laura H Coker, Josef Coresh, Sonia M Davis, Jennifer A Deal, Guy M McKhann, Thomas H Mosley, A Richey Sharrett, Andrea L C Schneider, B Gwen Windham, Lisa M Wruck, David S Knopman
Importance: Vascular risk factors have been associated with cognitive decline. Midlife exposure to these factors may be most important in conferring late-life risk of cognitive impairment. Objectives: To examine Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) participants in midlife and to explore associations between midlife vascular risk factors and 25-year dementia incidence. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort investigation of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study was conducted from 1987-1989 through 2011-2013...
August 7, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782380/interval-training-early-after-heart-failure-decompensation-is-safe-and-improves-exercise-tolerance-and-quality-of-life-in-selected-patients
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Artem Doletsky, Denis Andreev, Ilya Giverts, Alexey Svet, Anna Brand, Maria Kuklina, Vsevolod Sedov, Oxana Dikur, Abram Syrkin, Hugo Saner
Aims To evaluate safety and efficacy of moderate intensity interval exercise training early after heart failure decompensation on exercise tolerance and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Methods and results This is a prospective randomized controlled study. We screened 234 consecutive patients admitted with decompensated heart failure; 46 patients (42 men/4 women; 61 ± 12 years of age) were randomized to a moderate intensity aerobic interval training ( n = 24) or to a control group ( n = 22)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780533/nursing-home-facebook-reviews-who-has-them-and-how-do-they-relate-to-other-measures-of-quality-and-experience
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Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, Yue Li, Lauren Campbell, Adrita Barooah, Joyce Wang
BACKGROUND: The growing use of social media creates opportunities for patients and families to provide feedback and rate individual healthcare providers. Whereas previous studies have examined this emerging trend in hospital and physician settings, little is known about user ratings of nursing homes (NHs) and how these ratings relate to other measures of quality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between Facebook user-generated NH ratings and other measures of NH satisfaction/experience and quality...
August 5, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777816/disentangling-the-effects-of-a-century-of-eutrophication-and-climate-warming-on-freshwater-lake-fish-assemblages
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Peter C Jacobson, Gretchen J A Hansen, Bethany J Bethke, Timothy K Cross
Eutrophication and climate warming are profoundly affecting fish in many freshwater lakes. Understanding the specific effects of these stressors is critical for development of effective adaptation and remediation strategies for conserving fish populations in a changing environment. Ecological niche models that incorporated the individual effects of nutrient concentration and climate were developed for 25 species of fish sampled in standard gillnet surveys from 1,577 Minnesota lakes. Lake phosphorus concentrations and climates were hindcasted to a pre-disturbance period of 1896-1925 using existing land use models and historical temperature data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774567/minnesota-heart-safe-communities-are-community-based-initiatives-increasing-pre-ambulance-cpr-and-aed-use
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Lori L Boland, Michelle B Formanek, Kim K Harkins, Carol L Frazee, Jonathan W Kamrud, Andrew C Stevens, Charles J Lick, Demetris Yannopoulos
AIM: Implementation research that describes how successfully resuscitation guidelines are translated into practice are lacking. We examined whether recent community-based initiatives being conducted as part of the Minnesota Heart Safe (HS) Communities program increase the delivery of CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) by bystanders and first responders prior to ambulance arrival. METHODS: Non-EMS witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) with presumed cardiac etiology treated by a single ambulance service in 2013-2015 were studied...
July 31, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774222/transradial-delivery-of-a-renal-snorkel-during-complex-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jordan R Stern, Sharif H Ellozy
Transradial access has been described in a variety of clinical contexts but has been rarely utilized for visceral artery interventions and during complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) when upper extremity access is required. This is usually accomplished via brachial artery access, and although brachial access is generally safe and effective, radial access may offer some benefits with regard to patient comfort and potential complications. Here we report a case of successful delivery of a renal snorkel via a radial artery approach during EVAR...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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