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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154722/association-of-kidney-function-and-waist-circumference-with-uric-acid-levels-in-south-africans
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Nomandla Daphne Madala, Thozama Dubula, Alain Guy Honoré Assounga, Saraladevi Naicker
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence that hyperuricemia is associated with incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) provides a potential therapeutic target for CKD that has not been explored in Africans. With hyperuricemia and gout increasing globally, we sought to determine their prevalence in South Africans with varying kidney function levels. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of ambulatory adult patients presenting at a General Internal Medicine Outpatients Clinic between September 2012 and March 2014...
November 20, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153343/prevalence-of-anemia-in-hospitalized-internal-medicine-patients-correlations-with-comorbidities-and-length-of-hospital-stay
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Carlo Zaninetti, Catherine Klersy, Concetta Scavariello, Raffaella Bastia, Carlo L Balduini, Rosangela Invernizzi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have documented a linear growth of the prevalence of anemia with aging. Especially in hospitalized elderly patients, anemia can aggravate the course of chronic disorders, and ultimately get worse the clinical outcomes. METHODS: To evaluate the distribution, the main causes, and the possible correlations of anemia with comorbidities and length of hospitalization in a population of internal medicine inpatients, we carried out an observational study on a cohort of 923 consecutive admissions relative to 856 subjects...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150752/women-s-reproductive-health-in-sociocultural-context
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EDITORIAL
Yael Benyamini, Irina Todorova
PURPOSE: The special issue on Women's Reproductive Health in Cultural Context covers multiple dimensions of women's reproductive health and how it might be shaped by cultural meanings, social and gender inequities, and power differentials, employing a variety of methodological approaches. On the one hand, it aims to bring to the forefront the conversation about how women's health is uniquely experienced and constructed in local settings, and on the other hand, it aims to draw broader conclusions from a perspective of interconnectedness of women and the shared issues that they face...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149859/medicinal-plants-used-by-women-in-mecca-urban-muslim-and-gendered-knowledge
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Afnan Alqethami, Julie A Hawkins, Irene Teixidor-Toneu
BACKGROUND: This study explores medicinal plant knowledge and use among Muslim women in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Ethnobotanical research in the region has focused on rural populations and male herbal healers in cities, and based on these few studies, it is suggested that medicinal plant knowledge may be eroding. Here, we document lay, female knowledge of medicinal plants in an urban centre, interpreting findings in the light of the growing field of urban ethnobotany and gendered knowledge and in an Islamic context...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145890/pharmacokinetic-study-of-single-and-multiple-dosing-with-metolazone-tablets-in-healthy-chinese-population
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Xueqing Li, Rutao Wang, Yang Liu, Yun Liu, Heng Zheng, Yabo Feng, Na Zhao, Hongbin Geng, Wanzhi Zhang, Aidong Wen
BACKGROUND: Metolazone is a diuretic, saluretic and antihypertensive chemical compound from the quinazoline category that possesses medicinal features similar to those of other thiazide diuretic drugs. However, the pharmacokinetics of metolazone in the Chinese population has rarely been studied. This study aimed to examine the pharmacokinetic characteristics, safety characteristic, and tolerability of metolazone in healthy Chinese subjects after single and multiple doses taken orally as well as the effects that food and gender have on oral metolazone pharmacokinetic parameters...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145209/methodological-issues-for-psychological-evaluation-across-the-lifespan-of-individuals-with-a-difference-disorder-of-sex-development
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Franco D'Alberton, Sofia Vissani, Chiara Ferracuti, Vickie Pasterski
The aim of the current report is to provide guidance relevant to psychological evaluation for healthcare providers and researchers working in the field of disorders of sexual development (DSD). In doing so, we give careful consideration to methodological issues and limitations that may influence the utility of investigations. For example, rarity and heterogeneity of DSD conditions restrict sample sizes when conducting evaluations aimed at establishing condition-specific psychological outcomes. At the same time, the potential for stigmatization by virtue of conducting psychological evaluations is particularly high given the fundamental contribution of sex and gender to one's sense of self and integrity...
November 17, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143863/morphometric-properties-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-muscle-in-human-fetuses-for-flap-surgery
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Orhan Beger, Burhan Beger, Deniz Uzmansel, Semra Erdoğan, Zeliha Kurtoğlu
PURPOSE: Although latissimus dorsi (LD) flaps are extensively used in a wide range of interventions, fetus studies on this subject are quite limited. This study aims to obtain detailed information about the morphometric features of LD, thoracodorsal artery (TDA) and nerve (TDN). METHODS: The study was carried out on both sides of 50 formalin-fixed human fetuses (22 male/28 female) with a mean gestational age of 24.5 ± 4.7 (range 18-36) weeks, which were in the inventory of Anatomy Department of Mersin University Faculty of Medicine...
November 16, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142560/changes-in-empathy-during-medical-education-an-example-from-turkey
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Fusun Artiran Igde, Mustafa Kursat Sahin
Objective: Empathy is a key element of patient- physician communication; it is relevant to and positively influences patients' health. In this study we aimed to present the Turkey example for the empathy change during the medical faculty training. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Samsun, Turkey. in first three years students of medicine during September 2014 to June 2015...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140916/gender-disparities-in-medical-student-research-awards-a-thirteen-year-study-from-the-yale-school-of-medicine
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Joseph T King, Nancy R Angoff, John N Forrest, Amy C Justice
PURPOSE: Instruction in research conduct is currently required, and many U.S. medical schools require students to complete a research project. Each year all Yale School of Medicine (YSM) graduating students submit a research thesis, and ~5% are awarded highest honors. Gender disparities exist in areas related to physician research productivity, including academic rank, research funding, and publications. The authors asked whether gender disparities exist for medical student research. METHOD: The authors conducted a retrospective review of 1,120 theses submitted by graduating medical students from 2003-2015 at YSM and collected data on gender, mentoring, research type, sponsoring department, and other characteristics...
November 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138438/network-based-analysis-of-diagnosis-progression-patterns-using-claims-data
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Eugene Jeong, Kyungmin Ko, Seungbin Oh, Hyun Wook Han
In recent years, several network models have been introduced to elucidate the relationships between diseases. However, important risk factors that contribute to many human diseases, such as age, gender and prior diagnoses, have not been considered in most networks. Here, we construct a diagnosis progression network of human diseases using large-scale claims data and analyze the associations between diagnoses. Our network is a scale-free network, which means that a small number of diagnoses share a large number of links, while most diagnoses show limited associations...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138197/incidence-of-shoulder-dislocations-in-the-uk-1995-2015-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Anjali Shah, Andrew Judge, Antonella Delmestri, Katherine Edwards, Nigel K Arden, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Tim A Holt, Rafael A Pinedo-Villanueva, Sally Hopewell, Sarah E Lamb, Amar Rangan, Andrew J Carr, Gary S Collins, Jonathan L Rees
OBJECTIVE: This cohort study evaluates the unknown age-specific and gender-specific incidence of primary shoulder dislocations in the UK. SETTING: UK primary care data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) were used to identify patients aged 16-70 years with a shoulder dislocation during 1995-2015. Coding of primary shoulder dislocations was validated using the CPRD general practitioner questionnaire service. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 16 763 patients with shoulder dislocation aged 16-70 years during 1995-2015 were identified...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138192/prospective-daily-diary-study-reporting-of-any-and-all-symptoms-in-healthy-adults-in-pakistan-prevalence-and-response
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Mudassir Anwar, James A Green, Pauline Norris, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari
OBJECTIVES: Prevalence of symptoms in everyday life and how people respond to these symptoms is little studied outside Western culture and developed countries. We sought to use modified diary methods to explore the prevalence of and responses to symptoms in Pakistan. DESIGN: Prospective daily survey of symptoms and response. SETTING: 8 cities across four provinces in Pakistan. PARTICIPANTS: Stratified intercept in each city to recruit 153 participants of which 151 completed...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137941/acute-and-sub-acute-oral-toxicity-studies-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-radix-radix-with-cortex-and-cortex-of-psammosilene-tunicoides-in-mice-and-rats
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Yi-Chen, Min-Xuan Wu, Jie-Liu, Xiao-Jie Ma, Jin-Li Shi, Sheng-Nan Wang, Zhi-Quan Zheng, Jian-You Guo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Psammosilene tunicoides is one of the important ingredients of a famous Chinese traditional medicine formulation "Yunnan Baiyao". Also, this plant is commonly used as an anodyne and hemostatic agent in southwest China. Currently, little toxicological information is available on its safety following prolonged use. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we sought to evaluate the toxicity of the three different parts of Psammosilene tunicoides: Psammosilenes Radix (PR), Psammosilenes Radix with Cortex (PRC) and Psammosilenes Cortex (PC) by acute and sub-acute toxicity studies...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136713/-the-associations-between-adenosine-triphosphate-binding-cassette-subfamily-g-member-2-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-hyperuricemia-in-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital-faculty-cohort
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B Q Zhang, W G Fang, Y Zhang, S F Liu, X J Zeng
Objective: To investigate gender specific association between single nucleotide polymorphism rs2231142 and hyperuricemia. Method: A matched case-control study was conducted in a faculty cohort of a tertiary hospital in Beijing. The enrollment criteria were faculty member of the hospital with signed consent. The exclusion criteria were tumor, previous renal diseases, renal function damage, pregnancy, currently taking medicines that could increase or decrease serum uric acid level, and those who had gout. Males with serum uric acid>416...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132639/technical-attributes-health-attribute-consumer-attributes-and-their-roles-in-adoption-intention-of-healthcare-wearable-technology
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Min Zhang, Meifen Luo, Rui Nie, Yan Zhang
PURPOSE: This paper aims to explore factors influencing the healthcare wearable technology adoption intention from perspectives of technical attributes (perceived convenience, perceived irreplaceability, perceived credibility and perceived usefulness), health attribute (health belief) and consumer attributes (consumer innovativeness, conspicuous consumption, informational reference group influence and gender difference). DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: By integrating technology acceptance model, health belief model, snob effect and conformity and reference group theory, hypotheses and research model are proposed...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130901/quantification-of-fat-fraction-in-lumbar-vertebrae-correlation-with-age-and-implications-for-bone-marrow-dosimetry-in-molecular-radiotherapy
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Maikol Salas-Ramirez, Johannes Tran-Gia, Christian Kesenheimer, Andreas Max Weng, Aleksander Kosmala, Anke Heidemeier, Herbert Koestler, Michael Lassmann
Absorbed dose to active bone marrow is a predictor of hematological toxicity in molecular radiotherapy. Due to the complex composition of bone marrow tissue, the necessity to improve the personalized dosimetry has led to the application of non-conventional imaging methods in nuclear medicine. The aim of this study is to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for quantification of the fat fraction in lumbar vertebrae and to analyze its implications for bone marrow dosimetry. Methods First, a highly accelerated two-point Dixon MRI sequence for fat-water separation was validated in a 3T system against the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) gold standard...
November 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129583/identification-of-atopic-dermatitis-subgroups-in-children-from-two-longitudinal-birth-cohorts
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Lavinia Paternoster, Olga E M Savenije, Jon Heron, David M Evans, Judith M Vonk, Bert Brunekreef, Alet H Wijga, A John Henderson, Gerard H Koppelman, Sara J Brown
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a prevalent disease with variable natural history. Longitudinal birth cohort studies provide an opportunity to define subgroups based on disease trajectories, which may represent different genetic and environmental pathomechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the existence of distinct longitudinal phenotypes of AD and test whether these findings are reproducible in two independent cohorts. METHODS: The presence of AD was examined in two birth cohort studies including 9,894 children from the UK (ALSPAC) and 3,652 from the Netherlands (PIAMA)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125435/health-literacy-among-medically-underserved-the-role-of-demographic-factors-social-influence-and-religious-beliefs
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Shannon M Christy, Clement K Gwede, Steven K Sutton, Enmanuel Chavarria, Stacy N Davis, Rania Abdulla, Chitra Ravindra, Ida Schultz, Richard Roetzheim, Cathy D Meade
The current study examined the sociodemographic and psychosocial variables that predicted being at risk for low health literacy among a population of racially and ethnically diverse patients accessing primary care services at community-based clinics. Participants (N = 416) were aged 50-75 years, currently not up-to-date with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, at average CRC risk, and enrolled in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aimed at promoting CRC screening. Participants completed a baseline interview that assessed health literacy as measured by Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine-Revised, sociodemographic factors, and psychosocial variables (e...
November 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125004/impact-of-the-automated-dose-dispensing-with-medication-review-on-geriatric-primary-care-patients-drug-use-in-finland-a-nationwide-cohort-study-with-matched-controls
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Juha Sinnemäki, Marja Airaksinen, Maria Valaste, Leena K Saastamoinen
OBJECTIVE: In an automated dose dispensing (ADD) service, medicines are dispensed in unit-dose bags according to administration times. When the service is initiated, the patient's medication list is reconciled and a prescription review is conducted. The service is expected to reduce drug use. The aim of this national controlled study was to investigate whether the ADD service with medication review reduces drug use among geriatric primary care patients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: This is a nationwide cohort study with matched controls...
November 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124801/responses-to-clinical-uncertainty-in-australian-general-practice-trainees-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Georga Cooke, Amanda Tapley, Elizabeth Holliday, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Jean Ball, Mieke van Driel, Neil Spike, Rohan Kerr, Parker Magin
CONTEXT: Tolerance for ambiguity is essential for optimal learning and professional competence. General practice trainees must be, or must learn to be, adept at managing clinical uncertainty. However, few studies have examined associations of intolerance of uncertainty in this group. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to establish levels of tolerance of uncertainty in Australian general practice trainees and associations of uncertainty with demographic, educational and training practice factors...
December 2017: Medical Education
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