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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779203/subjective-social-status-and-mortality-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
#1
Panayotes Demakakos, Jane P Biddulph, Cesar de Oliveira, Georgios Tsakos, Michael G Marmot
Self-perceptions of own social position are potentially a key aspect of socioeconomic inequalities in health, but their association with mortality remains poorly understood. We examined whether subjective social status (SSS), a measure of the self-perceived element of social position, was associated with mortality and its role in the associations between objective socioeconomic position (SEP) measures and mortality. We used Cox regression to model the associations between SSS, objective SEP measures and mortality in a sample of 9972 people aged ≥ 50 years from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing over a 10-year follow-up (2002-2013)...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779032/kidney-disease-in-women-is-associated-with-disadvantaged-childhood-socioeconomic-position
#2
Mark Canney, Siobhan Leahy, Siobhan Scarlett, Rose Anne Kenny, Mark A Little, Conall M O'Seaghdha, Cathal McCrory
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic position (SEP) is an important determinant of health and it is dynamic across the entire lifespan. We sought to investigate the relationship between life-course SEP and chronic kidney disease (CKD) using 3 conceptual models: critical period, pathway and accumulation. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of 4,996 participants from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a nationally representative cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778465/roles-for-selenium-and-selenoprotein-p-in-the-development-progression-and-prevention-of-intestinal-disease
#3
REVIEW
Sarah P Short, Jennifer M Pilat, Christopher S Williams
Selenium (Se) is a micronutrient essential to human health, the function of which is mediated in part by incorporation into a class of proteins known as selenoproteins (SePs). As many SePs serve antioxidant functions, Se has long been postulated to protect against inflammation and cancer development in the gut by attenuating oxidative stress. Indeed, numerous studies over the years have correlated Se levels with incidence and severity of intestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
May 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772799/income-and-self-rated-mental-health-diminished-returns-for-high-income-black-americans
#4
Shervin Assari, Lisa M Lapeyrouse, Harold W Neighbors
Background: The minorities' diminished return theory suggests that socioeconomic position (SEP) generates smaller health gains for racial/ethnic minorities compared to Whites. The current study was a Black⁻White comparison of the association between household income and self-rated mental health (SRMH). Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from the 2017 State of the State Survey (SOSS). With representative sampling, the SOSS generates results that are generalizable to the state of Michigan. This study included 881 adults, ( n = 92) Black and ( n = 782) White...
May 17, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765193/re-jsls-2017-jul-sep-21-3-e2017-00043-doi-10-4293-jsls-2017-00043-endoscopic-pilonidal-sinus-treatment-long-term-results-of-a-prospective-series
#5
Pankaj Garg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762517/the-potential-cost-effectiveness-and-equity-impacts-of-restricting-television-advertising-of-unhealthy-food-and-beverages-to-australian-children
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Vicki Brown, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Lennert Veerman, Gary Sacks, Anita Lal, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer, Marjory Moodie
Television (TV) advertising of food and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) influences food preferences and consumption. Children from lower socioeconomic position (SEP) have higher exposure to TV advertising due to more time spent watching TV. This paper sought to estimate the cost-effectiveness of legislation to restrict HFSS TV advertising until 9:30 pm, and to examine how health benefits and healthcare cost-savings differ by SEP. Cost-effectiveness modelling was undertaken (i) at the population level, and (ii) by area-level SEP...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758916/assessing-the-cold-temperature-effect-on-hospital-visit-by-allergic-rhinitis-in-seoul-korea
#7
Hyomi Kim, Honghyok Kim, Jong-Tae Lee
The association between temperature and health outcome has been studied in worldwide. However, studies for mild diseases such as AR, with high prevalence and considerable economic burden, are lacking compared to other relatively severe respiratory diseases. We aimed to assess the trend of hospital visit by AR and estimate the cold temperature effect on hospital visit by allergic rhinitis in Seoul, Korea, 2003-2011. We fitted generalized additive model with quasi-poisson distribution, controlling for humidity, long-term trend, day of week, national holiday, and influenza epidemic...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753130/clonal-dissemination-of-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-two-distinct-sub-lineages-of-sequence-type-11-carrying-bla-kpc-2-and-bla-oxa-48
#8
Min-Chi Lu, Hui-Ling Tang, Chien-Shun Chiou, Yao-Chen Wang, Ming-Ko Chiang, Yi-Chyi Lai
OBJECTIVES: The global spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-Kp) has become a massive threat to human health. We here investigated the clonal relatedness of CR-Kp strains in central Taiwan. METHODS: CR-Kp were prospectively collected from inpatients referred to Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (CSMUH) during Sep. 2011 to Dec. 2015. The presence of carbapenemase genes, including blaKPC-2 , blaVIM-1 , blaNDM-1 , and blaOXA-48 was analyzed with PCR and sequence determination...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752959/the-contribution-of-health-behaviors-to-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Dusan Petrovic, Carlos de Mestral, Murielle Bochud, Mel Bartley, Mika Kivimäki, Paolo Vineis, Johan Mackenbach, Silvia Stringhini
Unhealthy behaviors and their social patterning have been frequently proposed as factors mediating socioeconomic differences in health. However, a clear quantification of the contribution of health behaviors to the socioeconomic gradient in health is lacking. This study systematically reviews the role of health behaviors in explaining socioeconomic inequalities in health. Published studies were identified by a systematic review of PubMed, Embase and Web-of-Science. Four health behaviors were considered: smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet...
May 9, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751769/repeated-injections-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-significantly-promotes-functional-recovery-in-rabbits-with-spinal-cord-injury-of-two-noncontinuous-segments
#10
Chaohua Yang, Gaoju Wang, Fenfen Ma, Baoqing Yu, Fancheng Chen, Jin Yang, Jianjun Feng, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are sustained by an increasing number of patients each year worldwide. The treatment of SCIs has long been a hard nut to crack for doctors around the world. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown benefits for the repair of SCI and recovery of function. Our present study aims to investigate the effects of intravenously infused human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs (hUCB-MSCs) on functional recovery after subacute spinal cord compression injury of two noncontinuous segments...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750263/independent-early-and-late-sensory-processes-for-proprioceptive-integration-when-planning-a-step
#11
Anahid H Saradjian, Normand Teasdale, Jean Blouin, Laurence Mouchnino
Somatosensory inputs to the cortex undergo an early and a later stage of processing which are characterized by an early and a late somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP). The early response is highly representative of the stimulus characteristics whereas the late response reflects a more integrative, task specific, stage of sensory processing. We hypothesized that the later processing stage is independent of the early processing stage. We tested the prediction that a reduction of the first volley of input to the cortex should not prevent the increase of the late SEP...
May 10, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748656/the-capacity-load-model-of-non-communicable-disease-risk-understanding-the-effects-of-child-malnutrition-ethnicity-and-the-social-determinants-of-health
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REVIEW
Jonathan C K Wells
The capacity-load model is a conceptual model developed to improve understanding of the life-course aetiology of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their ecological and societal risk factors. The model addresses continuous associations of both (a) nutrition and growth patterns in early life and (b) lifestyle factors at older ages with NCD risk. Metabolic capacity refers to physiological traits strongly contingent on early nutrition and growth during the first 1000 days, which promote the long-term capacity for homeostasis in the context of fuel metabolism and cardiovascular health...
May 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747787/preferred-exercise-modalities-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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Amy Elizabeth Harwood, Louise Helen Hitchman, Lee Ingle, Patrick Doherty, Ian Clifford Chetter
Conventional supervised exercise programs (SEPs) for claudicants are traditionally based on time-constrained, group-based structured programs usually at a hospital site. Uptake of an SEP is poor, despite the high-level evidence demonstrating its clinical effectiveness; therefore, alternative forms of exercise programs are needed which are more acceptable to patients. This study aimed to explore a range of exercise modalities to determine patient preferences for exercise delivery on a national level. This was a questionnaire survey to identify and incorporate patient preferences when designing a multicenter nationwide health-service evaluation of patient preference to exercise in the United Kingdom's National Health Service (the PREFER study)...
June 2018: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747325/-association-between-the-ratio-of-early-diastolic-transmitral-velocity-to-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-and-invasive-measured-left-atrial-pressure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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G G Ma, L G Fang, P Gao, Z W Cheng, T B Chen, X Lin, K A Cheng, H Deng, Q Fang
Objective: To evaluate the association between the ratio of early diastolic transmitral velocity to early diastolic mitral annular velocity (E/E') and left atrial pressure (LAP) estimated from invasive catheter measurements in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: A total of 46 consecutive patients with non-valvular AF and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) admitted in our department to receive the first radiofrequency ablation from May to July 2017 were included. All patients underwent echocardiography at 24-48 hours before radiofrequency ablation, and LAP was invasively measured during the ablation procedure...
April 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741217/the-effect-of-implementing-a-tobacco-treatment-service-on-adherence-to-evidence-based-practice-in-an-inpatient-state-owned-psychiatric-hospital
#15
Chizimuzo T C Okoli, Yazan D Al-Mrayat, Barbara Stead
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires reporting of specific tobacco treatment (TT) measures. We examined compliance to these measures before and after initiation of a specialized TT service in a state-psychiatric hospital. METHODS: Using a retrospective analysis, patient records (N = 3669) were examined, using one-way ANOVAs, for changes in rates of tobacco use screening and treatment between September-December 2015 (pre-implementation of CMS requirements), and January-April, May-August, and September-December 2016 (post-implementation of the CMS requirements)...
May 9, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739948/a-meta-analysis-of-prognostic-factor-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Yong Gao, Hao Gao, Guangfu Wang, Lingdi Yin, Wenbin Xu, Yunpeng Peng, Junli Wu, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are a group of clinically rare and heterogeneous diseases of the pancreas. However, the prognostic factors for this disease in patients still remain controversial. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the predictive roles of those prognostic factors for pNENs. All related articles published until Sep 17, 2017 were identified via PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Ovid and the Cochrane Library. Studies that examined the prognostic factors of pNENs were enrolled. 17 articles (2822 patients) were finally included in this study...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739599/nir-spectroscopy-for-the-quality-control-of-moringa-oleifera-lam-leaf-powders-prediction-of-minerals-protein-and-moisture-contents
#17
Catherine Rébufa, Inès Pany, Isabelle Bombarda
A rapid methodology was developed to simultaneously predict water content and activity values (aw ) of Moringa oleifera leaf powders (MOLP) using near infrared (NIR) signatures and experimental sorption isotherms. NIR spectra of MOLP samples (n = 181) were recorded. A Partial Least Square Regression model (PLS2) was obtained with low standard errors of prediction (SEP of 1.8% and 0.07 for water content and aw respectively). Experimental sorption isotherms obtained at 20, 30 and 40 °C showed similar profiles...
September 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737475/effect-of-a-stellate-ganglion-block-on-acute-lung-injury-in-septic-rats
#18
Yong Chen, Lian Guo, Haili Lang, Xiaolan Hu, Sun Jing, Mengsi Luo, Guohai Xu, Zhidong Zhou
A stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a clinical sympathetic block which can inhibit the body systemic inflammatory response. However, whether and how SGB can attenuate the sepsis-induced acute lung injury remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the effect of SGB on sepsis-induced acute lung injury in rats. Ninety healthy Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats were divided into three groups: the sham operation group (S group), sepsis group (Sep group), and SGB group. The sepsis model rats were produced by cecum ligation and puncture (CLP), and blood samples were taken from the abdominal aorta of the rats at different time points for evaluating the concentration of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-10 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 8, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736250/mikc-c-type-mads-box-genes-in-rosa-chinensis-the-remarkable-expansion-of-abcde-model-genes-and-their-roles-in-floral-organogenesis
#19
Jinyi Liu, Xiaodong Fu, Yuwei Dong, Jun Lu, Min Ren, Ningning Zhou, Changquan Wang
MIKCC -type MADS-box (MIKCC ) genes encode transcription factors that have crucial roles in controlling floral organogenesis and flowering time in plants. Although this gene family has been well characterized in many plant species, its evolutionary and comprehensive functional analysis in rose is lacking. In this study, 58 non-redundant MIKCC uni-transcripts were extensively identified from rose transcriptomes. Phylogenetic analysis placed these genes into 12 clades with their Arabidopsis and strawberry counterparts, and revealed that ABCDE model (including AP1/FUL, AP3/PI, AG, and SEP clades), and SOC1 and AGL6 clade genes have remarkably expanded in Rosa chinensis , whereas genes from the FLC and AGL17 clades were undetectable...
2018: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732470/improving-nitrate-load-estimates-in-an-agricultural-catchment-using-event-response-reconstruction
#20
Seifeddine Jomaa, Iyad Aboud, Rémi Dupas, Xiaoqiang Yang, Joachim Rozemeijer, Michael Rode
Low-frequency grab sampling cannot capture fine dynamics of stream solute concentrations, which results in large uncertainties in load estimates. The recent development of high-frequency sensors has enabled monitoring solute concentrations at sub-hourly time scales. This study aimed to improve nitrate (NO3 ) load estimates using high-resolution records (15-min time interval) from optical sensors to capture the typical concentration response to storm events. An empirical model was developed to reconstruct NO3 concentrations during storm events in a 100-km2 agricultural catchment in Germany...
May 7, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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