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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096665/gender-differences-in-partners-of-patients-with-copd-and-their-perceptions-about-the-patients
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Nienke Nakken, Daisy Ja Janssen, Monique van Vliet, Geeuwke J de Vries, Giny Al Clappers-Gielen, Arent Jan Michels, Jean Wm Muris, Jan H Vercoulen, Emiel Fm Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) not only affects patients but also their partners. Gender-related differences in patients with COPD are known, for instance regarding symptoms and quality of life. Yet, research regarding gender differences in partners of patients with COPD has been conducted to a lesser extent, and most research focused on female partners. We aimed to investigate differences between male and female partners of patients with COPD regarding their own characteristics and their perceptions of patients' characteristics...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096041/advance-care-planning-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-patient-priority
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Lisa X Deng, Lacey P Gleason, Abigail M Khan, David Drajpuch, Stephanie Fuller, Leah A Goldberg, Christopher E Mascio, Sara L Partington, Lynda Tobin, Yuli Y Kim, Adrienne H Kovacs
BACKGROUND: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients with moderate or great defect complexity are at risk for premature death. Although early engagement in advance care planning (ACP) is recommended, previous research suggests that it seldom occurs. METHODS: This study investigated ACHD patient preferences for ACP and factors that impact preferences. ACHD patients completed an ACP preferences questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and a measure of attachment styles...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093996/challenges-related-to-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Masoumeh Kheirandish, Hamidreza Mahboobi, Maryam Yazdanparast, Mohammad Amjad Kamal
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease with long-term complications. Glycemic control is an important part in management of DM. The first line in treatment of type 2 DM (T2DM) is diet and life style change. Metformin is the first choice of medication in T2DM patients. Sulfonylureas have high risk of hypoglycemia. Glinides are associated with lower risk of hypoglycemia in comparison to sulfonylureas. Also α-glucosidase inhibitors decrease the polysacarides digestion in small intestine and less effective in comparison to metformin and sulfonylureas in lowering hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
January 15, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077318/alcohol-microbiome-life-style-influence-alcohol-and-non-alcoholic-organ-damage
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REVIEW
Manuela G Neuman, Samuel W French, Samir Zakhari, Stefen Malnick, Helmut K Seitz, Lawrence B Cohen, Mikko Salaspuro, Andreea Voinea Griffin, Andrei Barasch, Irina A Kirpich, Paul G Thomes, Laura W Schrum, Terrence M Donohue, Kusum Kharbanda, Marcus Cruz, Mihai Opris
This paper is based upon the "8th Charles Lieber's Satellite Symposium" organized by Manuela G. Neuman at the Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting, onJune 25, 2016 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The integrative symposium investigated different aspects of alcohol-induced liver disease (ALD) as well as non-alcohol-induced liver disease (NAFLD) and possible repair. We revealedthe basic aspects of alcohol metabolism that may be responsible for the development of liver diseaseas well as the factors that determine the amount, frequency and which type of alcohol misuse leads to liver and gastrointestinal diseases...
January 7, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074491/parental-influences-on-weight-related-health-behaviors-in-western-and-eastern-cultures
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B S Niemeier, Y P Duan, B R Shang, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Excessive bodyweight contributes to a myriad of risk factors for chronic diseases, and multiple reports have demonstrated that parents influence the development of their children's behaviors that contribute to bodyweight. However, studies that include considerations for cultural influences are limited, and methodology that considers direct reports from young adults and their parents across cultures does not exist. METHODS: A sample of young adults (N = 327) and their parents in the U...
January 10, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067424/human-pathogens-in-plant-biofilms-formation-physiology-and-detection
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REVIEW
Eduardo Ximenes, Lori Hoagland, Seockmo Ku, Xuan Li, Michael Ladisch
Fresh produce, viewed as an essential part of a healthy life style, usually consumed in the form of raw or minimally processed fruits and vegetables, is a potentially important source of food-borne disease including human pathogenic bacteria and viruses. These are passed on to the consumer since the bacteria can form biofilms or otherwise populate plant tissues, thereby using plants as vectors to infect animal hosts. The life cycle of the bacteria in plants differs from those in animals or humans and results in altered physiochemical and biological properties (e...
January 9, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064034/highly-efficient-transformation-system-for-malassezia-furfur-and-malassezia-pachydermatis-using-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-mediated-transformation
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A M Celis, A M Vos, S Triana, C A Medina, N Escobar, S Restrepo, H A B Wösten, H de Cock
Malassezia spp. are part of the normal human and animal mycobiota but are also associated with a variety of dermatological diseases. The absence of a transformation system hampered studies to reveal mechanisms underlying the switch from the non-pathogenic to pathogenic life style. Here we describe, a highly efficient Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation system for Malassezia furfur and M. pachydermatis. A binary T-DNA vector with the hygromycin B phosphotransferase (hpt) selection marker and the green fluorescent protein gene (gfp) was introduced in M...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060005/exploration-of-health-status-illness-perceptions-coping-strategies-psychological-morbidity-and-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-fecal-ostomies
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Simon R Knowles, Davina Tribbick, William R Connell, David Castle, Michael Salzberg, Michael A Kamm
PURPOSE: In a previous paper focusing on the common sense model (CSM) for ostomies in people with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and diverticular disease, we reported that (1) illness perceptions were directly related to illness status, and both illness perceptions and coping strategies (maladaptive coping) directly influenced anxiety and depression; (2) self-efficacy and emotion-focused coping style ameliorated depression but not anxiety; and (3) time since surgery was associated with improved health status, a reduction in negative illness perceptions, and increased emotional-focused coping...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057210/epigenetic-changes-in-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
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O Fogel, C Richard-Miceli, J Tost
The number of people diagnosed with chronic inflammatory diseases has increased noteworthy in the last 40 years. Spondyloarthritis (SpA), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and psoriasis are the most frequent chronic inflammatory diseases, resulting from a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, histone modifications, and small and long noncoding RNAs. They are influenced by environmental exposure, life-style, and aging and have recently been shown to be altered in many complex diseases including inflammatory diseases...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055992/-practicality-of-cardiovascular-risk-functions
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Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua, Gloria Icaza, Alberto Morales-Salinas, Irene R Dégano
Cardiovascular diseases prevention strategies require refinement because their incidence decreases very slowly. Risk functions were developed by including classical cardiovascular risk factors (age, sex, smoking, diabetes, blood pressure, and basic lipid profile) in cohorts followed more than 10 years. They are reasonably precise for population screening of, principally, coronary artery disease risk, required in all cardiovascular primary prevention clinical guidelines. Coronary artery disease risk functions classify patients in risk strata to concentrate the maximum therapeutic and life style effort in the highest risk groups, in which the number needed to treat and cost-effectiveness are optimal...
December 13, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050118/environmental-and-health-impacts-of-using-food-waste-as-animal-feed-a-comparative-analysis-of-food-waste-management-options
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Ramy Salemdeeb, Erasmus K H J Zu Ermgassen, Mi Hyung Kim, Andrew Balmford, Abir Al-Tabbaa
The disposal of food waste is a large environmental problem. In the United Kingdom (UK), approximately 15 million tonnes of food are wasted each year, mostly disposed of in landfill, via composting, or anaerobic digestion (AD). European Union (EU) guidelines state that food waste should preferentially be used as animal feed though for most food waste this practice is currently illegal, because of disease control concerns. Interest in the potential diversion of food waste for animal feed is however growing, with a number of East Asian states offering working examples of safe food waste recycling - based on tight regulation and rendering food waste safe through heat treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cleaner Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041898/-graded-cycling-test-with-talk-test-is-a-reliable-test-to-monitor-cardiovascular-fitness-in-patients-with-minor-stroke
#12
Rikke Steen Krawcyk, Anders Vinther, Nicolas Caesar Petersen, Christina Kruuse
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise is generally recommended as part of life style changes post stroke. Monitoring cardiovascular effects may help motivate patients for further exercise, and can be an instrument to assess intervention effects in clinical trials. In 1 of 4 stroke patients, the heart rate variability may challenge currently used cardiovascular monitoring. The Graded Cycling Test with Talk Test is a submaximal exercise test independent of heart rate variability, shown reliable for patients with cardiac disease...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040774/comparative-omics-of-the-fusarium-fujikuroi-species-complex-highlights-differences-in-genetic-potential-and-metabolite-synthesis
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Eva-Maria Niehaus, Martin Münsterkötter, Robert H Proctor, Daren W Brown, Amir Sharon, Yifat Idan, Liat Oren-Young, Christian M Sieber, Ondřej Novák, Aleš Pěnčík, Danuše Tarkowská, Kristýna Hromadová, Stanley Freeman, Marcel Maymon, Meirav Elazar, Sahar A Youssef, El Said M El-Shabrawy, Abdel Baset A Shalaby, Petra Houterman, Nelson L Brock, Immo Burkhardt, Elena A Tsavkelova, Jeroen S Dickschat, Petr Galuszka, Ulrich Güldener, Bettina Tudzynski
Species of the Fusarium fujikuroi species complex (FFC) cause a wide spectrum of often devastating diseases on diverse agricultural crops, including coffee, fig, mango, maize, rice, and sugarcane. Although species within the FFC are difficult to distinguish by morphology, and their genes often share 90% sequence similarity, they can differ in host plant specificity and life style. FFC species can also produce structurally diverse secondary metabolites (SMs), including the mycotoxins fumonisins, fusarins, fusaric acid, and beauvericin, and the phytohormones gibberellins, auxins, and cytokinins...
December 31, 2016: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040315/-barometer-of-type-2-diabetes-in-primary-care-metabolic-control-styles-of-life-and-morbidity-profile
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David Pérez-Manchón, María Lorena Rodríguez-Álvarez, Claudia Alcívar-Arteaga, Mercedes Redondo-Pico, Elena Ramos-Quirós
OBJECTIVE: Knowing the profile of cardiovascular morbidity, degree of control and lifestyles in type 2 diabetes. METHOD: Randomized multicenter cross-sectional study conducted in 2015 in primary care with 129 diabetics. It included sociodemographic variables, microvascular and macrovascular complications, organic damage, comorbidity and lifestyles of smoking, exercise and adherence to Mediterranean diet. Metabolic control was assessed with the latest annual glycosylated haemoglobin...
December 28, 2016: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024831/impact-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-to-families-with-teenage-sons-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-a-primary-care-setting-a-case-report
#15
Alma Delia Laguna-Alcaraz, Oliva Mejía-Rodríguez, Ana Luisa Rendón-Paredes, Rafael Villa-Barajas, Ramón Paniagua
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in adolescence is a public health problem and a risk factor for chronic noncommunicable diseases. To prevent further diseases, preventive interventions are needed, including educational programmes, addressed in a primary care setting, that include the whole family. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive intervention, targeting families with teenage sons with overweight and obesity, in the lifestyle, cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in a primary care setting...
December 19, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018213/cognitive-change-during-the-life-course-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-late-middle-aged-men
#16
Lene Rask, Laila Bendix, Maria Harbo, Birgitte Fagerlund, Erik L Mortensen, Martin J Lauritzen, Merete Osler
Importance: Cognitive skills are known to decline through the lifespan with large individual differences. The molecular mechanisms for this decline are incompletely understood. Although leukocyte telomere length provides an index of cellular age that predicts the incidence of age-related diseases, it is unclear whether there is an association between cognitive decline and leukocyte telomere length. Objective: To examine the association between changes in cognitive function during adult life and leukocyte telomere length after adjusting for confounding factors such as education, mental health and life style...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006748/a-focus-on-resveratrol-and-ocular-problems-especially-cataract-from-chemistry-to-medical-uses-and-clinical-relevance
#17
REVIEW
Ganesh Goutham, Ramar Manikandan, Manikandan Beulaja, Raman Thiagarajan, Chinnasamy Arulvasu, Munusamy Arumugam, William N Setzer, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Low vision and blindness are important health problems that affect millions of people throughout the world. The most common and important pathologies are diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma as well as cataracts. The latter consists of an opacification of the lens of the eye which impedes the passage of light and represents one of the most important causes of vision loss. Among the risk factors for cataract development, there are life-style factors such as the use of tobacco, abuse of alcohol and unhealthy diet...
December 19, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998419/-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-influencing-factors-related-to-the-quality-of-sleep-among-community-population-aged-60-and-older-in-china
#18
J Zeng, M Liu, L Wu, J H Wang, S S Yang, Y Y Wang, Y Yao, Y He
Objective: To systematically evaluate the influencing factors on quality of sleep among community elderly population aged ≥60 years in China. Methods: Literature review was conducted using databases of PubMed, EMbase, CBM, CNKI and Wanfang to collect data regarding influencing factors on quality of sleep. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis were performed to pool the eligible studies. Results: Sixteen cross-sectional studies were included. Data from both qualitative and quantitative analysis showed that the elderly population who had ever married (OR=0...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995538/promoting-optimal-native-outcomes-pono-by-understanding-women-s-stress-experiences
#19
May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, Lauren Ampolos, Casandra Camacho, Natasha Shanahan, Earl Hishinuma, J Keawe Kaholokula
A growing body of evidence links stress with mental illness and chronic disease. Existing scales of women's stress fail to capture the daily stressors of low-income, rural women. We explored the psychosocial stressors of local women residing in a rural Hawaii community with a large Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population. We recruited women, aged 18-35 years, at a community health center. We convened four focus groups to elicit information about women's stress. We identified key themes from the focus group data to generate questions that target concerns raised by participants...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981516/physical-activity-and-hypocaloric-diet-recovers-osteoblasts-homeostasis-in-women-affected-by-abdominal-obesity
#20
Viviana M Bimonte, Simona Fittipaldi, Chiara Marocco, Gian Pietro Emerenziani, Rachele Fornari, Laura Guidetti, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Emanuele Nicolai, Luigi Di Luigi, Lorenzo M Donini, Carlo Baldari, Andrea Lenzi, Emanuela A Greco, Silvia Migliaccio
Obesity is a multifactorial disease linked to metabolic chronic disorders such as diabetes, and hypertension. Also, it has recently been associated with skeletal alterations and low bone mineral density. We previously demonstrated that exposure of osteoblasts to sera of sedentary subjects affected by obesity alters cell homeostasis in vitro, leading to disruption of intracellular differentiation pathways and cellular activity. Thus, the purpose of the present study has been to evaluate whether sera of sedentary obese women, subjected to physical activity and hypocaloric diet, could recover osteoblast homeostasis in vitro as compared to the sera of same patients before intervention protocol...
December 16, 2016: Endocrine
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