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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734813/incidence-and-types-of-pediatric-nystagmus
#1
David L Nash, Nancy N Diehl, Brian G Mohney
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, prevalent subtypes and clinical characteristics of pediatric nystagmus diagnosed over a 30-year period. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based study METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the medical records of all children (<19 years) diagnosed as residents in Olmsted County, Minnesota with any form of nystagmus from January 1, 1976, through December 31, 2005, were reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-one children were diagnosed during the 30-year period, yielding an annual incidence of 6...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733869/bmi-is-a-risk-factor-for-colorectal-cancer-mortality
#2
Aasma Shaukat, Allison Dostal, Jeremiah Menk, Timothy R Church
BACKGROUND: The relationship between dietary and lifestyle risk factors and long-term mortality from colorectal cancer is poorly understood. Several factors, such as obesity, intakes of red meat, and use of aspirin, have been reported to be associated with risk of colorectal cancer mortality, though these findings have not been replicated in all studies to date. METHODS: In the Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study, 46,551 participants 50-80 years old were randomly assigned to usual care (control) or annual or biennial screening by fecal occult blood testing...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728624/the-national-healthy-sleep-awareness-project-sleep-health-surveillance-questionnaire-as-an-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surveillance-tool
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Youngsin Jung, Mithri R Junna, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Timothy I Morgenthaler
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To validate the previously published National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project (NHSAP) Surveillance and Epidemiology Workgroup questionnaire for ability to determine risk for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: The NHSAP sleep questions, part of the next Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), were constructed to mimic elements of the STOP sleep apnea questionnaire, and included number of days with sleep disruption and unintentional dozing and a history of snoring and apneas...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727957/awareness-of-state-legislation-on-naloxone-accessibility-associated-with-willingness-to-prescribe-naloxone
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Olihe N Okoro, Karen M Bastianelli, Ya-Feng Wen, Elisabeth F Bilden, Brian K Konowalchuk, Mark E Schneiderhan
BACKGROUND: Increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, state naloxone-legislation changes, and negativity prompted investigation of predictive factors associated with willingness to prescribe naloxone to populations at risk of overdose including knowledge of risk factors, assessment of persons at risk, awareness of legislative changes, perceptions of professional responsibility, and confidence around naloxone prescribing and distribution. METHODS: Cross-sectional, web-based, anonymous, voluntary survey to prescribers of two regional healthcare systems serving urban and rural North Dakota, northern Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin...
July 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727905/species-richness-and-traits-predict-overyielding-in-stem-growth-in-an-early-successional-tree-diversity-experiment
#5
Jake J Grossman, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Sarah E Hobbie, Peter B Reich, Rebecca A Montgomery
Over the last two decades, empirical work has established that higher biodiversity can lead to greater primary productivity; however, the importance of different aspects of biodiversity in contributing to such relationships is rarely elucidated. We assessed the relative importance of species richness, phylogenetic diversity, functional diversity, and identity of neighbors for stem growth three years after seedling establishment in a tree diversity experiment in eastern Minnesota. Generally, we found that community-weighted means of key functional traits (including mycorrhizal association, leaf nitrogen and calcium, and waterlogging tolerance) as well as species richness were strong, independent predictors of stem biomass growth...
July 20, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724111/agricultural-conservation-planning-framework-3-land-use-and-field-boundary-database-development-and-structure
#6
Mark D Tomer, David E James, Claudette M J Sandoval-Green
Conservation planning information is important for identifying options for watershed water quality improvement and can be developed for use at field, farm, and watershed scales. Translation across scales is a key issue impeding progress at watershed scales because watershed improvement goals must be connected with implementation of farm- and field-level conservation practices to demonstrate success. This is particularly true when examining alternatives for "trap and treat" practices implemented at agricultural-field edges to control (or influence) water flows through fields, landscapes, and riparian corridors within agricultural watersheds...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724108/yellow-perch-perca-flavescens-mercury-unaffected-by-wildland-fires-in-northern-minnesota
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Charlotte E Riggs, Randall K Kolka, Edward A Nater, Emma L Witt, Trent R Wickman, Laurel G Woodruff, Jason T Butcher
Wildland fire can alter mercury (Hg) cycling on land and in adjacent aquatic environments. In addition to enhancing local atmospheric Hg redeposition, fire can influence terrestrial movement of Hg and other elements into lakes via runoff from burned upland soil. However, the impact of fire on water quality and the accumulation of Hg in fish remain equivocal. We investigated the effects of fire-specifically, a low-severity prescribed fire and moderate-severity wildfire-on young-of-the-year yellow perch () and lake chemistry in a small remote watershed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718733/diagnostic-utility-of-renal-fine-needle-aspirate-cytology-and-ultrasound-in-the-cat
#8
Camille A McAloney, Leslie C Sharkey, Daniel A Feeney, Davis M Seelig
Objectives The primary objective of this study was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic utility of feline renal fine-needle aspiration cytology by assessing diagnostic yield, cytologic characteristics and diagnostic accuracy. The secondary objective was to characterize ultrasonographic features of sampled kidneys to determine if they influenced diagnostic yield. Methods Slides, images and patient data were collected from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center database. Slides were designated as diagnostic or non-diagnostic...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716082/efficacy-of-hormonal-and-mental-treatments-with-mmpi-in-ftm-individuals-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
#9
Hiroyuki Oda, Toshihiko Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Cross-sex hormone treatment (CSHT) is an important option for gender dysphoria (GD) individuals to improve the quality of life. However, in Japan, sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and CSHT for GD had been discontinued until 1998 (over 30 years). After resumption, the number of GD individuals wishing treatment rapidly increased. On the other hand, the number of medical institutions available for evaluation was limited. For this reason, hormonal treatment has been administered to GD individuals requiring the prompt start of CSHT in the absence of mental health assessment by specialists...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715675/resting-state-brain-networks-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-impulse-control-disorders
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Alessandro Tessitore, Gabriella Santangelo, Rosa De Micco, Alfonso Giordano, Simona Raimo, Marianna Amboni, Fabrizio Esposito, Paolo Barone, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Carmine Vitale
INTRODUCTION: To investigate intrinsic neural networks connectivity changes in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with and without impulse control disorders (ICD). METHODS: Fifteen patients with PD with ICD (ICD+), 15 patients with PD without ICD (ICD-) and 24 age and sex-matched healthy controls (HC) were enrolled in the study. To identify patients with and without ICD and/or punding, we used the Minnesota Impulsive Disorders Interview (MIDI) and a clinical interview based on diagnostic criteria for each symptom...
June 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715165/relaxing-school-suncreen-restrictions
#11
Joellen Kralik
(1) Utah, Delaware, Vermont, Minnesota and Idaho have the highest skin cancer rates of all U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2) Sunscreen is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because it makes a "drug claim"--that it helps prevent sunburn and decreases the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. (3) In Europe and some other countries, sunscreens are regulated as cosmetics, not as drugs.
July 2017: NCSL Legisbrief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710955/epidemiologic-evaluation-of-canine-urolithiasis-in-thailand-from-2009-to-2015
#12
Vachira Hunprasit, Carl A Osborne, Pamela J Schreiner, Jeff B Bender, Jody P Lulich
The cross-sectional study described the epidemiology of 8560 canine urolith submissions from Thailand to the Minnesota Urolith Center between January 2009 and December 2015. The frequency of urolith types, the relationships between urolith type and breed, sex, and neutered status, and change of annual submission proportion over the study period were analyzed. Struvite was the most common canine urolith (44%), and was commonly found in intact females with a mean age of 6.3±3.1years. Calcium oxalate was the second most common (27%), more frequently found in intact males with a mean age of 8...
July 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705378/reliability-of-cardiovascular-risk-calculators-to-estimate-accurately-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis
#13
Patompong Ungprasert, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson
Chronic inflammation is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but most risk calculators, including the Framingham risk score (FRS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) risk score do not account for it. These calculators underestimate cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. To date, how these scores perform in the estimation of CVD risk in patients with sarcoidosis has not been assessed. In this study, the FRS and the ACC/AHA risk score were calculated for a previously identified cohort of patients with incident cases of sarcoidosis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States, from 1989 to 2013 as well as their gender- and age-matched comparators...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704433/forecasting-distributions-of-an-aquatic-invasive-species-nitellopsis-obtusa-under-future-climate-scenarios
#14
Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Luis E Escobar, Sara Varela, Daniel J Larkin, Nicholas B D Phelps
Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is an alga that has emerged as an aquatic invasive species of concern in the United States. Where established, starry stonewort can interfere with recreational uses of water bodies and potentially have ecological impacts. Incipient invasion of starry stonewort in Minnesota provides an opportunity to predict future expansion in order to target early detection and strategic management. We used ecological niche models to identify suitable areas for starry stonewort in Minnesota based on global occurrence records and present-day and future climate conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704350/measles-outbreak-minnesota-april-may-2017
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Victoria Hall, Emily Banerjee, Cynthia Kenyon, Anna Strain, Jayne Griffith, Kathryn Como-Sabetti, Jennifer Heath, Lynn Bahta, Karen Martin, Melissa McMahon, Dave Johnson, Margaret Roddy, Denise Dunn, Kristen Ehresmann
On April 10, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified about a suspected measles case. The patient was a hospitalized child aged 25 months who was evaluated for fever and rash, with onset on April 8. The child had no history of receipt of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and no travel history or known exposure to measles. On April 11, MDH received a report of a second hospitalized, unvaccinated child, aged 34 months, with an acute febrile rash illness with onset on April 10. The second patient's sibling, aged 19 months, who had also not received MMR vaccine, had similar symptoms, with rash onset on March 30...
July 14, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702218/effects-of-a-parallel-arm-randomized-controlled-weight-loss-pilot-study-on-biological-and-psychosocial-parameters-of-overweight-and-obese-breast-cancer-survivors
#16
Andrea Y Arikawa, Beth C Kaufman, Susan K Raatz, Mindy S Kurzer
BACKGROUND: Weight gain often occurs after breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and obesity along with sedentary behavior are associated with increased risk of BC recurrence and mortality. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether a significant weight loss, of approximately 10%, would lead to beneficial changes in biomarkers associated with cancer and/or cancer recurrence, and quality of life (QOL) in overweight and obese BC survivors. METHODS: This parallel-arm study took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from January 2009 until March 2010...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702119/a-population-based-study-of-the-incidence-of-acute-spinal-cord-infarction
#17
Adnan I Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, M Fareed K Suri
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of reliable data regarding incidence of acute spinal cord infarction in population-based studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of acute spinal cord infarction using a population-based design. METHODS: Medical records and neuroimaging data of all patients with acute spinal cord infarction from Stearns and Benton Counties, Minnesota, between January 1, 2010 and May 31, 2014 were reviewed. Patients with a first-time diagnosis of spinal cord infarction were categorized as primary or secondary depending upon underlying etiology identified...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701662/overview-of-jsps-core-to-core-program-forming-research-and-educational-hubs-of-medical-physics
#18
Masahiko Koizumi, Masaaki Takashina
To foster medical physicists, we introduce the achievement we made since 2011 under the national research project of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core program; 'Forming Research and Educational Hubs of Medical Physics.' On this basis and under the JSPS program, we promoted research and educational exchange with Indiana University (IU) in USA, University of Groningen (The UG) in the Netherland and other cooperating institutions such as University of Minnesota (UM).A total of 23 students and researchers were sent...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700761/measles-why-it-s-still-a-threat
#19
Doug Campos-Outcalt
A recent outbreak in Minnesota underscores the need to maintain vigilance and adhere to best practices in immunization and containment of known cases.
July 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700025/association-of-social-and-clinical-conditions-to-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-heart-failure
#20
Mailson Marques de Sousa, Jacira Dos Santos Oliveira, Maria Julia Guimarães Oliveira Soares, Simone Maria Muniz da Silva Bezerra, Angela Amorim de Araújo, Simone Helena Dos Santos Oliveira
Objective: To analyze the association between sociodemographic and clinical conditions with the quality of life related to health of heart failure patients. Method: Cross-sectional study with a non-random sample of 84 outpatients with heart failure, performed in the city of João Pessoa, PB, Brazil, in the period from January to July 2015. The questionnaire by name Minnesota Living with Heart Questionnaire was used The following tests were applied in data analysis: t-Student, ANOVA and Pearson's Correlation, com a 5% significance level...
July 6, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
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