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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550599/rare-earth-elements-in-street-dust-and-associated-health-risk-in-a-municipal-industrial-base-of-central-china
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Guangyi Sun, Zhonggen Li, Ting Liu, Ji Chen, Tingting Wu, Xinbin Feng
The content levels, distribution characteristics, and health risks associated with 15 rare earth elements (REEs) in urban street dust from an industrial city, Zhuzhou, in central China were investigated. The total REE content (∑REE) ranged from 66.1 to 237.4 mg kg(-1), with an average of 115.9 mg kg(-1), which is lower than that of Chinese background soil and Yangtze river sediment. Average content of the individual REE in street dust decreased in the order Ce > La > Nd > Y > Pr > Sm > Gd > Dy > Er > Yb > Eu > Ho > Tb > Tm > Lu...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550368/association-of-poverty-and-social-exclusion-with-body-mass-index-among-special-olympics-athletes-in-europe
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Pauli Rintala, Viviene A Temple, Meghann Lloyd, Chris Faro, John T Foley
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of a risk of poverty and social exclusion (AROPE), age, and gender with the body mass index (BMI) status of European Special Olympics athletes. METHODS: BMI records were available for 1905 children and youth and 5517 adults from the Special Olympics International (SOI) Health Promotion database. AROPE was extracted from EU Eurostat statistics. Logistic regression analyses were used to predict BMI status. RESULTS: For children/youth and adults, respectively, 9...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549862/clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-xp11-2-translocation-renal-cell-carcinoma-multicenter-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Min Soo Choo, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheryn Song, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Seong Il Seo, Sung Kyu Hong, Seok-Soo Byun, Jin Soo Chung, Sung-Hoo Hong, Eu Chang Hwang, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of Xp11.2 translocation (Xp11.2t) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from a multicenter study and compare them with clear-cell RCC using a propensity score matching analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 8384 consecutive patients from 7 institutions who were diagnosed with RCC were reviewed, and the pathologically confirmed Xp11.2t cases were enrolled. The oncological outcomes of Xp11...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549474/a-rare-presentation-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-initially-a-suspect-for-urothelial-cell-carcinoma-of-the-ureter-a-case-report
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Ho Seok Chung, Myung Soo Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Suk Hee Heo, Chan Choi
BACKGROUND: The most common metastatic sites of prostate cancer are the lymph nodes and bone. Ureteral metastasis from prostate cancer is very unusual and only a few cases have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 76-year-old male with ureteral metastasis of prostate cancer along with a review of the literature. Initially, based on the diagnostic evaluation, urothelial cell carcinoma of the left distal ureter was suspected. Nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision was performed...
May 26, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549315/associations-between-the-levels-of-thyroid-hormones-and-lipid-lipoprotein-levels-data-from-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2007-2012
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Ram B Jain
Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 2007-2012 were used to investigate associations between thyroid hormones and lipid/lipoprotein levels for a representative sample of general US population aged ≥20 years. There were no statistically significant differences for adjusted high density lipoprotein levels among thyroid function groups, namely, subclinical hyperthyroid (SCHPR), clinical hyperthyroid (CHPR), euthyroid (EU), clinical hypothyroid (CHYP), and subclinical hypothyroid (SCHYP)...
May 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548608/a-descriptive-review-of-additional-risk-minimisation-measures-applied-to-eu-centrally-authorised-medicines-2006-2015
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Annalisa Rubino, Esther Artime
BACKGROUND: Guidance on therapeutic risk management, first released in EU in 2005, was updated in 2012-2013 with increased requirements on additional risk minimisation measures (aRMM). This study describes aRMM imposed at initial EU central marketing authorisation of medicines in 2006-2015. METHODS: Non-generic medicines authorised between 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2015 were identified in the European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) database. Data on aRMM, including effectiveness measures were extracted, tabulated and analysed with Excel 2016 for chi-square p value estimates and linear regression modelling as appropriate...
May 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548246/comparison-of-three-different-types-of-scaffolds-preseeded-with-human-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-on-the-bone-healing-in-a-femoral-critical-size-defect-model-of-the-athymic-rat
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Maren Janko, Julian Sahm, Alexander Schaible, Jan C Brune, Marlene Bellen, Katrin Schröder, Caroline Seebach, Ingo Marzi, Dirk Henrich
Large bone defects often pose major difficulties in orthopedic surgery. The application of long term cultured stem cells combined with a scaffold lead to a significant improvement of bone healing in recent experiments but is strongly restricted by EU-law. Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC), however, can be isolated and transplanted within few hours and have been proven effective in experimental models of bone healing. The effectivity of the BMC supported therapy might be influenced by the type of scaffold...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547386/dupilumab-first-global-approval
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Matt Shirley
Dupilumab (Dupixent(®)) is a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin (IL)-4 receptor α (IL-4Rα) subunit. Dupilumab inhibits the signalling of the type 2 cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 and was co-developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of atopic or allergic diseases. In March 2017 dupilumab received its first global approval, in the USA, for use in the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable...
May 25, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547375/the-effects-of-ozone-on-human-health
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Daniela Nuvolone, Davide Petri, Fabio Voller
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects, reporting suggestive associations with respiratory mortality, new-onset asthma in children and increased respiratory symptom effects in asthmatics...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547012/how-do-the-type-of-qtl-effect-and-the-form-of-the-residual-term-influence-qtl-detection-in-multi-parent-populations-a-case-study-in-the-maize-eu-nam-population
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Vincent Garin, Valentin Wimmer, Sofiane Mezmouk, Marcos Malosetti, Fred van Eeuwijk
In the QTL analysis of multi-parent populations, the inclusion of QTLs with various types of effects can lead to a better description of the phenotypic variation and increased power. For the type of QTL effect in QTL models for multi-parent populations (MPPs), various options exist to define them with respect to their origin. They can be modelled as referring to close parental lines or to further away ancestral founder lines. QTL models for MPPs can also be characterized by the homo- or heterogeneity of variance for polygenic effects...
May 25, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546641/why-study-eu-foreign-policy-at-all-a-response-to-keuleers-fonck-and-keukeleire
#11
Hylke Dijkstra, Sophie Vanhoonacker
In an important article on the state of European Union (EU) foreign policy research, Keuleers, Fonck and Keukeleire show that academics excessively focus on the study of the EU foreign policy system and EU implementation rather than the consequences of EU foreign policy for recipient countries. While the article is empirical, based on a dataset of 451 published articles on EU foreign policy, the normative message is that it is time to stop 'navel-gazing' and pay more attention to those on the receiving end of EU foreign policy...
June 2017: Cooperation and Conflict
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546591/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-8-italy
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M Bindi, C Paganelli, K A Eaton, E Widström
In Italy healthcare is provided for all Italian citizens and residents and it is delivered mainly by public providers, with some private or private-public entities. Italy's public healthcare system - the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) - is organised by the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis. It is financed by general taxation that provides universal coverage, largely free of charge at the point of service. The central government establishes the basic national health benefits package, which must be uniformly provided throughout the country, through services guaranteed under the NHS provision called LEA - (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza [Essential Level of Assistance]) and allocates national funds to the regions...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545466/preoperative-cholesterol-level-as-a-new-independent-predictive-factor-of-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-cyto-reductive-nephrectomy
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Hakmin Lee, Yong June Kim, Eu Chang Hwang, Seok Ho Kang, Sung-Hoo Hong, Jinsoo Chung, Tae Gyun Kwon, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Jong Jin Oh, Sang Chul Lee, Sung Kyu Hong, Sang Eun Lee, Seok-Soo Byun
BACKGROUND: The obesity and lipid metabolism were previously proposed to be related with the clinical outcomes of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). We tried to investigate the relationship between preoperative cholesterol level (PCL) and survival outcomes in patients with mRCC. METHODS: We analysed the data of 244 patients initially treated with cyto-reductive nephrectomy after being diagnosed with mRCC. Patients were stratified into two groups according to the PCL cut-off level of 170 mg/dL...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545461/interventions-to-reduce-inequalities-in-health-and-early-child-development-in-europe-from-a-qualitative-perspective
#14
Joana Morrison, Hynek Pikhart, Peter Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: Early childhood is a critical stage of development. Inequalities in experiences affect children's wellbeing and determine their development. Early years interventions focusing on children and their parents may help address inequalities during this critical period. Understanding the experiences and perceptions of parents receiving early years programmes and staff providing these may help service development and delivery. The objective of this study was to describe staff and parents' accounts of how early childhood programmes in different European country contexts improved child development...
May 25, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544464/structural-and-biochemical-insights-into-the-2-o-methylation-of-pyrimidines-34-in-trna
#15
Panjiao Pang, Xiangyu Deng, Zhong Wang, Wei Xie
tRNA molecules undergo extensive modifications during their maturation process and these modifications play important cellular roles. TrmL is a tRNA-modification enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group to the 2' hydroxyl group of the pyrimidines at the wobble position 34 in two tRNA(L)(eu) isoacceptors, but the mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we determined the crystal structure of TrmL from Thermus Thermophilus (TtTrmL) to 1.7 Å. The enzyme contains only the conserved minimal SPOUT fold, but displays distinct biochemical behaviors from its Escherichia coli counterpart EcTrmL...
May 25, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544405/trends-of-mortality-from-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-european-union-1994-2013
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H Niu, I Alvarez-Alvarez, F Guillen-Grima, M J Al-Rahamneh, I Aguinaga-Ontoso
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In many countries, Alzheimer's disease (AD) has gradually become a common disease in elderly populations. The aim of this study was to analyse trends of mortality caused by AD in the 28 member countries in the European Union (EU) over the last two decades. METHODS: We extracted data for AD deaths for the period 1994-2013 in the EU from the Eurostat and World Health Organization database. Age-standardized mortality rates per 100 000 were computed...
June 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543754/validating-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-latent-trait-analyses-applying-multidimensional-rasch-modelling-and-confirmatory-factor-analysis
#17
Hanne Søberg Finbråten, Kjell Sverre Pettersen, Bodil Wilde-Larsson, Gun Nordström, Anne Trollvik, Øystein Guttersrud
AIM: To validate the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q47) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND: The HLS-EU-Q47 latent variable is outlined in a framework with four cognitive domains integrated in three health domains, implying 12 theoretically defined subscales. Valid and reliable health literacy measurers are crucial to effectively adapt health communication and education to individuals and groups of patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study applying confirmatory latent trait analyses...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543740/global-regulatory-requirements-for-mutagenicity-assessment-in-the-registration-of-industrial-chemicals
#18
REVIEW
Zhiying Ji, Nicholas S Ball, Matthew J LeBaron
Mutagenicity is an important toxicological endpoint that requires thorough evaluation during the industrial chemical registration process. Regulatory requirements for mutagenicity assessment in registration of industrial chemicals vary in geographic regions (and in some cases by intended application). Here we compile the mutagenicity testing requirements for registration of industrial chemicals from representative geographic regions (in alphabetical order), that is Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union (EU), India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and United States (US)...
May 25, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543641/updated-species-sensitivity-distribution-evaluations-for-acute-and-chronic-lead-toxicity-to-saltwater-aquatic-life
#19
Brian G Church, Patrick A Van Sprang, M Jasim Chowdhury, David K DeForest
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for lead (Pb) in saltwater were developed in 1984. The acute and chronic criteria are 210 µg/L and 8.1 µg/L dissolved Pb, respectively. Because data were limited in 1984, the chronic criterion was derived using an acute-chronic ratio (ACR), but there are now sufficient toxicity data such that an ACR is no longer needed. Based on the data now available, the proposed updated acute and chronic saltwater Pb AWQC (following USEPA methods) are 100 and 10 µg/L, respectively...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542011/the-weighted-peak-method-in-the-time-domain-compared-with-alternative-methods-for-assessing-lf-electric-and-magnetic-fields
#20
Helmut Keller
Directive 2013/35/EU of the European Parliament and Council recommends the weighted peak method for assessing non-thermal effects of low frequency (LF) electric and magnetic fields. This article shows that this method is very practical and user friendly and is absolutely reliable to lead to correct results when applied in the time domain. The method can be used without limitations for any field profile and emulates the underlying physical and biological effects significantly better than all other presently known methods...
July 2017: Health Physics
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