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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707637/implementation-and-sex-specific-analysis-of-students-attitudes-toward-a-longitudinal-gender-specific-medical-curriculum-a-pilot-study
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Anja Böckers, Claudia Grab, Christiane Waller, Ulrike Schulze, Susanne Gerhardt-Szep, Benjamin Mayer, Tobias Maria Böckers, Wolfgang Öchsner
BACKGROUND: Gender medicine has gained importance over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, the scientific findings concerning gender- and sex-specific patient care have not been sufficiently integrated into the education of physicians. It was therefore our aim, against initial resistance in our school, to integrate clinically relevant aspects of gender medicine into the existing medical curriculum. This paper describes the implementation process of a lecture-based interdisciplinary, longitudinal, basic gender curriculum and evaluates students' attitudes in relation to sex and semester level...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705320/quality-and-equitable-health-care-gaps-for%C3%A2-women-attributions-to-sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-medicine
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Leslee J Shaw, Carl J Pepine, Joe Xie, Puja K Mehta, Alanna A Morris, Neal W Dickert, Keith C Ferdinand, Martha Gulati, Harmony Reynolds, Sharonne N Hayes, Dipti Itchhaporia, Jennifer H Mieres, Elizabeth Ofili, Nanette K Wenger, C Noel Bairey Merz
The present review synthesizes evidence and discusses issues related to health care quality and equity for women, including minority population subgroups. The principle of "sameness" or women and men receiving equitable, high-quality care is a near-term target, but optimal population health cannot be achieved without consideration of the unique, gendered structural determinants of health and the development of unique care pathways optimized for women. The aim of this review is to promote enhanced awareness, develop critical thinking in sex and gender science, and identify strategic pathways to improve the cardiovascular health of women...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702888/cushing-s-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenic-obesity
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Michael Drey, Christina M Berr, Martin Reincke, Julia Fazel, Jochen Seissler, Jochen Schopohl, Martin Bidlingmaier, Stefanie Zopp, Nicole Reisch, Felix Beuschlein, Andrea Osswald, Ralf Schmidmaier
PURPOSE: Obesity and its metabolic impairments are discussed as major risk factors for sarcopenia leading to sarcopenic obesity. Cushing's syndrome is known to be associated with obesity and muscle atrophy. We compared Cushing's syndrome with matched obese controls regarding body composition, physical performance, and biochemical markers to test the hypothesis that Cushing's syndrome could be a model for sarcopenic obesity. METHODS: By propensity score matching, 47 controls were selected by body mass index and gender as obese controls...
July 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699970/reduction-of-doxorubicin-induced-genotoxicity-by-handroanthus-impetiginosus-in-mouse-bone-marrow-revealed-by-micronucleus-assay
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M F G Boriollo, T A Silva, M F Rodrigues-Netto, J J Silva, M B Marques, C T S Dias, J F Höfling, M C C Resck, N M S Oliveira
Handroanthus impetiginosus has long been used in traditional medicine and various studies have determined the presence of bioactive chemical compounds and potential phytotherapeutics. In this study, the genotoxicity of the lyophilized tincture of H. impetiginosus bark (THI) was evaluated in mouse bone marrow using micronucleus assays. The interaction between THI and genotoxic effects induced by the chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin (DXR), was also analyzed. Experimental groups were evaluated 24 to 48 h after treatment with N-nitroso-N-ethylurea (NEU; 50 mg/kg), DXR (5 mg/kg), sodium chloride (NaCl; 150 mM), and THI (0...
July 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698322/perceived-impacts-of-the-national-essential-medicines-system-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-health-workers-in-urban-community-health-services-in-china
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Tao Zhang, Chaojie Liu, Jianping Ren, Sheng Wang, Xianhong Huang, Qing Guo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the perceptions of primary care workers about the impacts of the national essential medicines policy (NEMP). SETTING: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was undertaken in 42 urban community health centres randomly selected from four provinces in China. PARTICIPANTS: 791 primary care workers rated the impacts of the NEMP on a 5-point Likert scale. OUTCOME MEASURES: An average score for the impacts of the NEMP on four aspects (the practice of health workers, interactions of patients with health workers, operations of health centres and provision of medicines) was calculated, each ranging from 0 to 100...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697737/radiologic-evaluation-of-orbital-index-among-ghanaians-using-ct-scan
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Benard Ohene Botwe, Derick Seyram Sule, Abdul Mumin Ismael
BACKGROUND: Orbital index (OI) expresses the proportion of the orbital height to the orbital width and varies with race, regions within the same race and periods in evolution. This index is useful in forensic medicine, anthropology and surgery. However, the average OI among Ghanaian adults was unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the orbital index of adult Ghanaians and classify them under one of the three predetermined groups. METHOD: The study design was a retrospective cross-sectional...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697733/measurement-invariance-of-the-strength-of-motivation-for-medical-school-a-multi-group-confirmatory-factor-analysis
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M An, R A Kusurkar, L Li, Y Xiao, C Zheng, J Hu, M Chen
BACKGROUND: The Strength of Motivation for Medical School-Revised (SMMS-R) questionnaire measures students' motivation for studying medicine. It includes three subscales: 'willingness to sacrifice', 'readiness to start', and 'persistence'. Measurement invariance is a prerequisite for group comparisons. The objectives of this study were to verify the factorial structure of the SMMS-R questionnaire and to investigate it's measurement invariance. METHODS: A total of 989 medical students were approached, 930 cases were kept for data analysis...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697393/same-medicine-different-reasons-comparing-women-s-bodily-experiences-of-producing-eggs-for-pregnancy-or-for-profit
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Rene Almeling, Iris L Willey
Women doing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have a child describe it as painful and emotionally draining. Egg donors undergo the same medical regimen for a different reason - to produce eggs for another woman in exchange for thousands of dollars - and describe it as quick and relatively painless. Medical researchers typically compare bodily responses by variables such as gender, age, and health status. We use the case of "egg production" to propose a new factor that may be an important source of variation in bodily experience: an individual's reason for undergoing the medical intervention in the first place...
June 22, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695426/influenza-vaccination-beliefs-and-practices-in-elderly-primary-care-patients
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Sharon Rikin, Vanessa Scott, Steven Shea, Philip LaRussa, Melissa S Stockwell
The majority of influenza related deaths and hospitalizations occur among individuals ≥65 years, yet the national influenza vaccination rate for this group is 63% and is lower in the Hispanic population. Previous studies have described negative predictors of vaccination; however, there is a knowledge gap of how influenza vaccine-specific beliefs affect vaccination rates. We examined the relationship between influenza vaccine health beliefs and vaccination behaviors in a cross sectional sample of 200 primarily Hispanic patients aged ≥65 years in an academic general internal medicine clinic...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692416/immunoglobulin-g-n-glycans-as-potential-postgenomic-biomarkers-for-hypertension-in-the-kazakh-population
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Qing Gao, Mamatyusupu Dolikun, Jerko Štambuk, Hao Wang, Feifei Zhao, Nizam Yiliham, Youxin Wang, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Jie Zhang, Honghong Fang, Yang Sun, Hongli Peng, Zhongyao Zhao, Di Liu, Jiaonan Liu, Qihuan Li, Qi Sun, Lijuan Wu, Gordan Lauc, Wei Wang, Manshu Song
Next-generation (postgenomic) biomarkers from the nascent field of glycomics now offer fresh vistas for innovation in chronic disease biomarkers and system diagnostics in clinical medicine. Our previous work has shown an association between hypertension and immunoglobulin G (IgG) glycome composition, suggesting that individual variation in N-glycosylation of IgG might contribute to hypertension pathogenesis. The present study examined, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, the IgG N-glycans as potential biomarkers for hypertension in the Kazakh population...
July 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689643/suicide-means-among-decedents-aged-50-years-2005-2014-trends-and-associations-with-sociodemographic-and-precipitating-factors
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Namkee G Choi, Diana M DiNitto, C Nathan Marti, Mark S Kaplan, Yeates Conwell
OBJECTIVE: To examine 1) temporal trends between 2005 and 2014 in the three most frequently used suicide means (firearms, hanging/suffocation, alcohol/drug/medicine overdose) by decedents aged 50+ years and 2) associations of suicide means with sociodemographic and precipitating factors. METHODS: The National Violent Death Reporting System, 2005-2014, provided data (N = 46,857). Suicide means were identified from ICD-10 codes for underlying cause of death and coroner/medical examiner (CME) reports...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687370/-the-epidemiology-of-pharmacologically-treated-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-in-the-region-of-murcia-spain-differences-by-gender-age-and-location-of-residence
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Diego Pablo Sánchez Martínez, José Jesús Guillén Pérez
INTRODUCTION: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequent disorder in childhood and adolescence, and is seen as a public health problem. The recommended treatment includes pharmacological and psychosocial treatment. The aim of this work was to study the changes in the prescribing of the medicines used in ADHD treatment in the Region of Murcia, as well as their socio-demographic variability. METHOD: A retrospective observational study was conducted using the dispensing of medicines for ADHD treatment by means of prescription in the Region of Murcia from 2010 to 2014...
July 4, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686064/awareness-treatment-control-of-hypertension-and-associated-factors-results-from-a-turkish-national-study
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Ilker Dastan, Aysegul Erem, Volkan Cetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: Despite the fact that hypertension (HT) can be diagnosed and easily treated, it is frequently not handled well throughout the world, and as a developing country in Turkey. The objective of this study was to assess the factors associated with the awareness, treatment, and control of HT in Turkey. METHODS: Data came from Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors Survey, comprising a nationally representative sample of 12,971 individuals, conducted by the Turkish Ministry of Health in 2011...
July 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679438/an-ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-and-edible-plants-of-yalo-woreda-in-afar-regional-state-ethiopia
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Tilahun Teklehaymanot
BACKGROUND: The Afar people inhabit the sub-arid and arid part of Ethiopia. Recurrent drought and invasive encroaching plants are taking out plants that have cultural importance, and threaten the biodiversity and the associated traditional knowledge. Thus, the aim of the current study is to conduct an ethnobotanical survey and document medicinal and edible plants in Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state. METHODS: A cross-sectional ethnobotanical study was carried out in eight kebeles of Yalo Woreda from October 2015 to December 2016...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679379/impact-of-a-narrative-medicine-programme-on-healthcare-providers-empathy-scores-over-time
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Po-Jui Chen, Chien-Da Huang, San-Jou Yeh
BACKGROUND: The cultivation of empathy for healthcare providers is an important issue in medical education. Narrative medicine (NM) has been shown to foster empathy. To our knowledge, there has been no research that examines whether a NM programme affects multi-professional healthcare providers' empathy. Our study aims to fill this gap by investigating whether a NM programme effects multi-professional healthcare providers' empathy. METHODS: A pre-post questionnaire method was used...
July 5, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678034/women-physicians-are-underrepresented-in-recognition-awards-from-the-association-of-academic-physiatrists
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Julie K Silver, Cheri A Blauwet, Saurabha Bhatnagar, Chloe S Slocum, Adam S Tenforde, Jeffrey C Schneider, Ross D Zafonte, Richard Goldstein, Vanessa Gallegos-Kearin, Julia M Reilly, Nicole L Mazwi
OBJECTIVE: Determine representation by gender for individual recognition awards presented to physicians by the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey was used. Lists of individual recognition award recipients for the 27-yr history of the AAP awards (1990-2016) were analyzed. The primary outcome measures were the total numbers of men versus women physician award recipients overall and for the past decade (2007-2016). RESULTS: No awards were given to women physicians for the past 4 yrs (2013-2016) or in half of the award categories for the past decade (2007-2016)...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673828/gender-trends-in-authorship-of-spine-related-academic-literature-a-39-year-perspective
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David C Sing, Deeptee Jain, David Ouyang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Despite recent advances in gender equity in medicine, the representation of women in orthopaedic and neurosurgery remains particularly low. Furthermore compared to their male colleagues female faculty members are less likely to publish research, limiting opportunities in the academic promotion process. Understanding disparities in research productivity provides insight into the "gender gap" in the spine surgeon workforce. PURPOSE: To determine the representation and longevity of female physician-investigators among the authors of five spine-related research journals from 1978 to 2016...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673247/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-shows-differential-expression-of-genes-in-salivary-glands-of-edible-bird-s-nest-producing-swiftlets
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Q H Looi, H Amin, I Aini, M Zuki, A R Omar
BACKGROUND: Edible bird's nest (EBN), produced from solidified saliva secretions of specific swiftlet species during the breeding season, is one of the most valuable animal by-products in the world. The composition and medicinal benefits of EBN have been extensively studied, however, genomic and transcriptomic studies of the salivary glands of these birds have not been conducted. RESULTS: The study described the transcriptomes of salivary glands from three swiftlet species (28 samples) generated by RNASeq...
July 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669788/the-effect-of-gender-on-resident-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
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Shari L Meyerson, Joel M Sternbach, Joseph B Zwischenberger, Edward M Bender
OBJECTIVE: Discrimination against women training in medicine and surgery has been subjectively described for decades. This study objectively documents gender differences in the degree of autonomy given to thoracic surgery trainees in the operating room. DESIGN: Thoracic surgery residents and faculty underwent frame of reference training on the use of the 4-point Zwisch scale to measure operative autonomy. Residents and faculty then submitted evaluations of their perception of autonomy granted for individual operations as well as operative difficulty on a real-time basis using the "Zwisch Me!!" mobile application...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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