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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325541/the-relationship-between-diabetic-retinopathy-and-nephropathy-in-sudanese-adult-with-diabetes-population-based-study
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Mohamed H Ahmed, Einas S Elwali, Heitham Awadalla, Ahmed O Almobarak
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic nephropathy is responsible for nearly third of the world cases of end stage renal disease; it becomes a major public health problem with social and economic burden. The aim of this study is to explore if there is an association between retinopathy and nephropathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a cross sectional hospital based study a total of 316 individuals with diabetes were recruited from Makkah eye complex retina clinic. Demographic data, medical history and life style characteristics were taken through standard questionnaire...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324761/chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-stroke-among-men-and-women-a-large-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
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Jia-Yi Dong, Hiroyasu Iso, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chocolate consumption may have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, but evidence from prospective cohort studies is still limited. We aimed to examine the prospective associations between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of 38,182 men and 46,415 women aged 44-76 years, and free of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer at baseline in 1995 and 1998, were followed up until the end of 2009 and 2010, respectively...
March 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324319/white-matter-measures-are-near-normal-in-controlled-hiv-infection-except-in-those-with-cognitive-impairment-and-longer-hiv-duration
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Lucette A Cysique, James R Soares, Guangqiang Geng, Maia Scarpetta, Kirsten Moffat, Michael Green, Bruce J Brew, Roland G Henry, Caroline Rae
The objective of the current study was to quantify the degree of white matter (WM) abnormalities in chronic and virally suppressed HIV-infected (HIV+) persons while carefully taking into account demographic and disease factors. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was conducted in 40 HIV- and 82 HIV+ men with comparable demographics and life style factors. The HIV+ sample was clinically stable with successful viral control. Diffusion was measured across 32 non-colinear directions with a b-value of 1000 s/mm(2); fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) maps were quantified with Itrack IDL...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322524/-nudging-o-educazione-a-scelte-civiche-responsabili-l-esempio-dello-screening-della-mammella
#4
Mariachiara Tallacchini
"Nudge, or nudging, refers to a policy approach inspired by behavioral sciences: it promotes the conducts identified as desirable by regulators without applying prohibition and coercion. This approach has gained a lot of momentum in the domain of health policies. Policy strategies based on behavioral insights appear ideal as to implementing healthier life styles and public health programs while minimizing compliance costs: from organ donation to food choices, from fighting obesity and chronic diseases to screening policies...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299855/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-poor-oral-health-and-substance-abuse
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REVIEW
Hooman Baghaie, Steve Kisely, Malcolm Forbes, Emily Sawyer, Dan J Siskind
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Substance use disorders are associated commonly with comorbid physical illness. There are fewer data on dental disease in these conditions, in spite of high rates of dry mouth (xerostomia), as well as the associated indirect or life-style effects such as poverty and lack of access to care. We compared the oral health of people with substance use disorders (SUDs) with non-using controls. METHOD: This was a systematic search for studies from the last 35 years of the oral health of people reporting SUDs...
March 16, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294880/-results-of-monitoring-of-the-plan-of-measures-directed-to-reduction-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-north-caucasus-republics-analysis-of-dynamics-of-cardio-vascular-mortality
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M N Mamedov
Comparative analysis of dynamics of cardiovascular mortality in Russia and foreign countries as well as main directions of development of cardiological service in Russia are presented in this review article. Plan of measures for reduction of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) was created in 2015. This plan comprises 4 blocks of assessment of the following measures: directed at improvement of primary IHD prevention (1), directed at secondary prevention of complications of IHD (2); directed at improvement of efficacy of medical care of patients with IHD (3), and directed at monitoring of some demographic parameters (4)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291999/-seasonal-and-perennial-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis
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K Schröder, D Finis, S Meller, B A Buhren, M Wagenmann, G Geerling
Seasonsal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) and perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC) as well as intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis are widespread diseases. Because a combined occurrence of ocular and nasal symptoms is very common the summarising term allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is frequently used. SAC and PAC representing the two acute forms of allergic conjunctivitis account for more than 90% of all cases of allergic conjunctivitis. Compared to the chronic forms of allergic conjunctivitis their course of disease is milder...
February 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290112/protecting-bone-health-in-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases-pharmacological-considerations
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REVIEW
Yujuan Zhang, Diana Milojevic
Bone health in children with rheumatic conditions may be compromised due to several factors related to the inflammatory disease state, delayed puberty, altered life style, including decreased physical activities, sun avoidance, suboptimal calcium and vitamin D intake, and medical treatments, mainly glucocorticoids and possibly some disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Low bone density or even fragility fractures could be asymptomatic; therefore, children with diseases of high inflammatory load, such as systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and those requiring chronic glucocorticoids may benefit from routine screening of bone health...
March 13, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289797/-epidemiology-and-causes-of-parkinson-s-disease
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C M Lill, C Klein
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and has a growing socioeconomic impact due to demographic changes in the industrial nations. There are several forms of PD, a fraction of which (<5%) are monogenic, i. e. caused by mutations in single genes. At present, six genes have been established for the clinically classical form of parkinsonism including three autosomal dominantly (SNCA, LRRK2, VPS35) and three autosomal recessively inherited ones (Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1)...
March 13, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289147/gfpuv-expressing-recombinant-rickettsia-typhi-a-useful-tool-for-the-study-of-pathogenesis-and-cd8-t-cell-immunology-in-rickettsia-typhi-infection
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Matthias Hauptmann, Nicole Burkhardt, Ulrike Munderloh, Svenja Kuehl, Ulricke Richardt, Susanne Krasemann, Kristin Hartmann, Till Krech, Bernhard Fleischer, Christian Keller, Anke Osterloh
Rickettsia (R) typhi is the causative agent of endemic typhus, a disease that occurs wordwide with increasing incidence and can be fatal. Because of its obligate intracellular life style, genetic manipulation of this pathogen is difficult. Nonetheless, in recent years genetic manipulation tools have been successfully applied to rickettsiae. We describe here for the first time the transformation of R. typhi with the pRAM18dRGA plasmid that originally derives from R. amblyommatis and encodes for the expression of GFP(uv) Transformed R...
March 13, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286422/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-complex-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Gian Galeazzo Riario Sforza, Androula Marinou
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), also called extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is a respiratory syndrome involving the lung parenchyma and specifically the alveoli, terminal bronchioli, and alveolar interstitium, due to a delayed allergic reaction. Such reaction is secondary to a repeated and prolonged inhalation of different types of organic dusts or other substances to which the patient is sensitized and hyper responsive, primarily consisting of organic dusts of animal or vegetable origin, more rarely from chemicals...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277152/visuospatial-processing-in-adolescents-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-organization-integration-and-implications-for-academic-achievement
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Jessica L Bean Jaworski, Matthew T White, David R DeMaso, Jane W Newburger, David C Bellinger, Adam R Cassidy
Among the most significant factors affecting quality of life in individuals with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) are neurodevelopmental challenges, including deficits in visuospatial processing and academic achievement. Few studies have compared outcomes across CCHD subgroups, despite their significant differences in anatomy/physiology and medical/surgical courses. This study compared visuospatial processing abilities using the Developmental Scoring System for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (DSS-ROCF) across groups of adolescents with CCHD (d-transposition of the great arteries [TGA, n = 139], Tetralogy of Fallot [TOF, n = 68], single-ventricle cardiac anatomy requiring the Fontan operation [SVF, n = 145]) and a group of healthy controls (CTR, n = 111), and examined the validity of visuospatial processing in predicting concurrent academic outcomes...
February 16, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273984/study-of-risk-factors-for-development-of-voice-disorders-and-its-impact-on-the-quality-of-life-of-school-teachers-in-mangalore-india
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Arati Alva, Megna Machado, Kiran Bhojwani, Suja Sreedharan
INTRODUCTION: School teachers are most prone to the development and detrimental effects of voice disorders as a consequence of their work. The risk factors for development of dysphonia in teachers are multifactorial. AIM: The primary aim of our study was to investigate the various risk factors that influence the onset and progression of voice disorders in school teachers in the Indian context. We wanted to assess the effect of voice problems on the physical, psychosocial and functional aspect of a teacher's life...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267895/characteristics-of-symptomatic-men-with-testicular-microlithiasis-a-danish-cross-sectional-questionnaire-study
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M R Pedersen, H Møller, S R Rafaelsen, M M B Jørgensen, P J Osther, P Vedsted
Testicular microlithiasis (TML) is an incidental finding at ultrasonography of the scrotum. A link between testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer has been suggested. However, the majority of studies are retrospective using ultrasonography with minor data on health status and life style characteristics. Our objective was to investigate if lifestyle and health are associated with TML. In 2014, we conducted a self-administered questionnaire survey including 1538 men, who all due to testicular/scrotal symptoms had an ultrasound investigation of the scrotum during 2004-2013...
March 7, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267133/recent-advances-in-the-pathophysiology-of-arterial-hypertension-potential-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Dagmara Hering, Andrzej Trzebski, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Hypertension remains a major and growing public health problem associated with the greatest proportion of global cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Although numerous factors contribute to poor blood pressure (BP) control and pseudo-resistance (i.e. unawareness, life-style habits, non-adherence to medication, insufficient treatment, drug-induced hypertension, undiagnosed secondary causes etc.), it is reported that true resistant hypertension (RH) is found in 10.1 % of patients treated for elevated BP...
March 1, 2017: Pol Arch Intern Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264231/-lumbar-degenerative-kyphosis-is-not-byword-for-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-time-to-replace-a-misconception
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REVIEW
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Jee-Soo Jang, Sung-Min Kim, Dong-Kyu Chin, Jung-Kil Lee
Lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK) is a subgroup of the flat-back syndrome and is most commonly caused by unique life styles, such as a prolonged crouched posture during agricultural work and performing activities of daily living on the floor. Unfortunately, LDK has been used as a byword for degenerative sagittal imbalance, and this sometimes causes confusion. The aim of this review was to evaluate the exact territory of LDK, and to introduce another appropriate term for degenerative sagittal deformity. Unlike what its name suggests, LDK does not only include sagittal balance disorder of the lumbar spine and kyphosis, but also sagittal balance disorder of the whole spine and little lordosis of the lumbar spine...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259891/the-role-of-couples-attachment-styles-in-patients-adjustment-to-cancer
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Rossella De Luca, Patrizia Dorangricchia, Laura Salerno, Gianluca Lo Coco, Giuseppe Cicero
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand how psychological variables and attachment styles can contribute to improve effective and functional adjustment to the disease and promote better psychological well-being. METHODS: A total of 176 participants (88 couples) took part in this research. One member of each couple attended surgery centers at the Oncology Department of the University Hospital of Palermo. Each participant had filled in 5 questionnaires assessing the variables couple relationships, quality of life, anxiety, depression, and psychosocial adjustment to illness...
March 4, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259148/establishing-disability-weights-for-congenital-pediatric-surgical-conditions-a-multi-modal-approach
#18
D Poenaru, J Pemberton, C Frankfurter, B H Cameron, E Stolk
BACKGROUND: Burden of disease (BoD) as measured by Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) is one of the criteria for priority-setting in health care resource allocation. DALYs incorporate disability weights (DWs), which are currently expert-derived estimates or non-existent for most pediatric surgical conditions. The objective of this study is to establish DWs for a subset of key pediatric congenital anomalies using a range of health valuation metrics with caregivers in both high- and low-resource settings...
March 4, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258390/management-of-hypertension-using-olmesartan-alone-or-in-combination
#19
REVIEW
Xiaoshen Zhang, Han Zhang, Yuxia Ma, Wenliang Che, Michael R Hamblin
Hypertension is one of the most significant and consistent risk factors for many cardiovascular diseases. The global prevalence of hypertension has dramatically increased over recent years. Life-style and genetic factors are generally considered to be primarily responsible for the incidence of hypertension. Concerning the high morbidity rate, setting up an updated standard for hypertensive patients becomes indispensable. According to the widely accepted standard treatments for hypertension, these four basic principles should be taken into account: low dosage; medication should provide long term-control; combination therapies are becoming common; personalized treatments are a newer approach...
March 3, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251844/overview-of-pathophysiological-features-of-gerd
#20
Paolo Usai Satta, Francesco Oppia, Francesco Cabras
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very prevalent condition and has a high impact on the quality of life. Nevertheless, pathophysiology is complex and multi-factorial. Several mechanisms have been proposed: decreased salivation, decreased lower esophageal sphincter pressure resting tone, presence of hiatal hernia, increased number of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations, increased acid, and pepsin secretion, duodeno-gastro-esophageal reflux of bile acids and trypsin. Other factors contributing to the pathophysiology of GERD include poor esophageal clearance, delayed gastric emptying and impaired mucosal defensive factors...
March 1, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
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