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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806725/link-between-perceived-smoking-behaviour-at-school-and-students-smoking-status-a-large-survey-among-italian-adolescents
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I Backhaus, V D'Egidio, D Grassucci, M Gelardini, C Ardizzone, G La Torre
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a possible link between sociodemographic factors, the perception of smoking habits at school and smoking status of Italian adolescents attending secondary school. STUDY DESIGN: The study was a cross-sectional study. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was employed to gather information on age, gender, smoking status and to examine the perception of smoking behaviour on the school premises. Chi-squared and Kruskal-Wallis tests were performed for the univariate analysis and logistic and multinomial regressions for the multivariate analysis...
August 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806637/want-need-and-habit-as-drivers-of-smoking-behaviour-a-preliminary-analysis
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Luis Wehbe, Harveen Kaur Ubhi, Robert West
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Models of tobacco smoking behaviour propose that anticipated pleasure or satisfaction, the need to alleviate a nicotine-induced drive state and a stimulus-driven impulse potentially play an important role. This study aimed to provide a preliminary assessment of how far urges to smoke are reported by smokers and whether the strength of such urges prior to a quit attempt predicts short-term success at quitting. METHODS: In a prospective study, 566 smokers attending a treatment programme to help smokers quit completed a written questionnaire covering frequency of different types of urge to smoke (automatic impulse - 'automatic urges', anticipated pleasure - 'pleasure urges', and fulfilling a need - 'need urges')...
July 19, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806347/pediatric-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome
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Paul H Phillips, Claire A Sheldon
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, otherwise known as primary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), most frequently occurs in obese women of childbearing age. However, children may be affected as well. This review will address recent findings regarding demographics, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric PTCS. Prepubertal children with primary PTCS have an equal sex distribution and less frequent obesity compared with adult patients. However, female gender and obesity are risk factors for primary PTCS in postpubertal children...
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805555/gender-differences-in-suicidal-behaviors-mediation-role-of-psychological-distress-between-alcohol-abuse-dependence-and-suicidal-behaviors
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Yi Jin Kim, Viktor Burlaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805078/occurrence-and-predictive-factors-of-heterotopic-ossification-in-severe-acquired-brain-injured-patients-during-rehabilitation-stay-cross-sectional-survey
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Stefano Bargellesi, Luisa Cavasin, Federico Scarponi, Antonio De Tanti, Donatella Bonaiuti, Michelangelo Bartolo, Paolo Boldrini, Anna Estraneo
OBJECTIVES: To report occurrence and identify patient's features and risk factors of heterotopic ossifications in patients with severe acquired brain injury in intensive rehabilitation centres. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A total of 48 severe acquired brain injury rehabilitation institutes. PARTICIPANTS: Traumatic and non-traumatic severe brain-injured patients ( N = 689) in rehabilitation centres on 28 May 2016...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804586/health-related-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-among-undergraduate-university-students
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Naim Nur, Ahmet Kıbık, Esma Kılıç, Haldun Sümer
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to explore factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among students of Cumhuriyet University, Turkey. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 1751 undergraduate students. HRQOL was measured using the Turkish version of 36-Item Short Form Health Survey questionnaire. We looked at the effect of sociodemographic characteristics (e.g., gender, age, drinking, and smoking) on the individual HRQOL domains...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804532/associations-between-specific-redox-biomarkers-and-age-in-a-large-european-cohort-the-mark-age-project
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Daniela Weber, Wolfgang Stuetz, Olivier Toussaint, Florence Debacq-Chainiaux, Martijn E T Dollé, Eugène Jansen, Efstathios S Gonos, Claudio Franceschi, Ewa Sikora, Antti Hervonen, Nicolle Breusing, Thilo Sindlinger, María Moreno-Villanueva, Alexander Bürkle, Tilman Grune
Oxidative stress and antioxidants play a role in age-related diseases and in the aging process. We here present data on protein carbonyls, 3-nitrotyrosine, malondialdehyde, and cellular and plasma antioxidants (glutathione, cysteine, ascorbic acid, uric acid, α-tocopherol, and lycopene) and their relation with age in the European multicenter study MARK-AGE. To avoid confounding, only data from countries which recruited subjects from all three study groups (five of eight centers) and only participants aged ≥55 years were selected resulting in data from 1559 participants...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803848/disengagement-in-immigrant-groups-receiving-services-for-a-first-episode-of-psychosis
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Anika Maraj, Franz Veru, Laura Morrison, Ridha Joober, Ashok Malla, Srividya Iyer, Jai Shah
OBJECTIVE: Although early intervention (EI) programs for psychosis invest in clients remaining engaged in treatment, disengagement remains a concern. It is not entirely clear whether immigrants are likelier to disengage. The rates and predictors of disengagement for immigrant vis-à-vis non-immigrant clients in a Canadian EI setting were analyzed. METHOD: 297 clients were included in a time-to-event analysis with Cox Proportional Hazards regression models. Immigrant status (first- or second-generation immigrant or non-immigrant), age, gender, education, substance abuse, family contact, social and material deprivation and medication non-adherence were tested as predictors of service disengagement...
August 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803247/potential-gender-related-aging-processes-occur-earlier-and-faster-in-the-vermis-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-an-mri-study
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Marta Serati, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Giulia Orsenigo, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Mirella Ruggeri, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there has been increasing interest in investigating the role of the vermis in bipolar disorder (BD), especially because of its involvement in cognitive processes. The main aims of this study were to explore the integrity of the vermis and elucidate the role of demographic and clinical variables on vermis volumes in BD patients, stratified according to gender. METHODS: T1-weighted images were obtained for 38 BD patients and 38 healthy controls using a 1...
August 12, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802592/gender-differences-in-sexual-behaviors-in-korean-adolescents
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Eunyoung Hong, Youngmi Kang
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to identify whether there are gender differences in sexual behaviors among Korean adolescents and to explore the factors that influence safe sex practices across both sexes. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using nationally representative data obtained from the 2014 Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. Sample consisted of 3,210 adolescents who had experience of sexual intercourse. The dependent variable in this study was practicing safe sex...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802569/gender-and-subspecialty-of-urology-faculty-in-department-based-leadership-roles
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Julia Han, Stephanie Stillings, Harold Hamann, Russell Terry, Louis Moy
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the current gender and subspecialty of those holding academic departmental administrative and educational leadership roles in urology. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of U.S. Urology Residency Programs in 2016 to 2017. Inclusion criteria were participation in the Urology Residency Match Program and having a department of urology website. From June 1, 2016 to August 20, 2016, each department's website was queried...
August 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802401/differences-in-igg-responses-against-infection-phase-related-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mtb-specific-antigens-in-individuals-exposed-or-not-to-mtb-correlate-with-control-of-tb-infection-and-progression
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Mariateresa Coppola, Leonar Arroyo, Krista E van Meijgaarden, Kees Lmc Franken, Annemieke Geluk, Luis F Barrera, Tom H M Ottenhoff
Tuberculosis (TB) occurs in only 3-10% of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infected individuals, suggesting that natural immunity can contain Mtb infection, although this remains poorly understood. Next to T-cells, a potentially protective role for B-cells and antibodies has emerged recently. However, the Mtb antigens involved remain ill-defined. Here, we investigated in a TB-endemic setting IgG levels against 15 Mtb antigens, representing various phases of Mtb infection and known to be potent human T-cell antigens...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802181/temporal-change-to-self-rated-health-in-the-swiss-population-from-1997-to-2012-the-roles-of-age-gender-and-education
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T Volken, F Wieber, P Rüesch, M Huber, R J Crawford
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to describe the temporal changes in self-rated health status (SRH) from 1997 to 2012 in adults aged 25 to 84 residing in Switzerland, with a view to identifying groups at risk for declining health. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of population-based cross-sectional health surveys. METHODS: Data were collected from the cross-sectional, population-based, five-year Swiss Health Survey, from 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012...
August 9, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801652/assessment-of-three-new-loci-from-genome-wide-association-study-in-essential-tremor-in-chinese-population
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Yuan Zhang, Yuwen Zhao, Xiaoting Zhou, Kai Li, Minhan Yi, Jifeng Guo, Xinxiang Yan, Beisha Tang, Qiying Sun
Essential tremor (ET) is the most common tremor disorder. Evidences indicated that genetics plays an essential role in the researches of etiology. A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) from European population identified three novel loci in ET, which were rs10937625 in STK32B, rs17590046 in PPARGC1A, and rs12764057, rs10822974 and rs7903491 in CTNNA3. Due to the different genetic background in different population, we performed a case-control study to investigate these variants in a cohort of 533 subjects in Chinese population...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801372/multi-variant-genetic-panel-for-genetic-risk-of-opioid-addiction
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Keri Donaldson, Laurence Demers, Kirk Taylor, Joe Lopez, Sherman Chang
Over 116 million people worldwide have chronic pain and prescription dependence. In the US, opioids account for the majority of overdose deaths, and in 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids. Genetic factors may play a key role in opioid prescription addiction. Herein, we describe genetic variations between opioid addicted and non-addicted populations and derive a predictive model determining risk of opioid addiction. This case cohort study compares the frequency of 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms involved in the brain reward pathways in patients with and without opioid addiction...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800269/the-connections-among-suicidal-behavior-lipid-profile-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-specific-relationship-with-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio
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Okan Ekinci, Asli Ekinci
OBJECTIVES: The role of inflammation and lipid metabolism in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior has received particular attention in recent years. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been suggested as a new and more reliable indicator of low-grade inflammation. NLR has been found to be altered in major depressive disorder (MDD) and has been related to various factors, including chronic stress and impulsivity that were previously reported to be related to suicidal behavior...
August 11, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800199/intracranial-elastance-is-increased-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Jason T Chisholm, Padmaja Sudhakar, Abdulnasser N Alhajeri, Jonathan H Smith
BACKGROUND: To date, no pathophysiologic model has sufficiently accounted for all the findings encountered in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Intracranial elastance is an index of volume-buffering capacity known to play a role in certain disorders of CSF dynamics, which has not been previously investigated in relation to IIH patients. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2016. We collected values for opening pressure (PO ), closing pressure (PC ), volume (V) of CSF removed, as well as demographic and clinical covariates...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799889/individual-and-social-correlates-of-aggressive-behavior-in-lebanese-undergraduates-the-role-of-trait-emotional-intelligence
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Maria-Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Amal Baaklini
This study investigates the relationship between Aggressive Behavior and individual factors, namely trait Emotional Intelligence, personality dimensions, emotion regulation and self-worth, as well as social factors, namely accepting/rejecting parenting styles and exposure to violence. The sample consisted of 252 university students in Lebanon (154 females), from 16 to 30 years old. Results from hierarchical regression analyses (controlling for age and gender and in the presence of social and individual predictors) showed that the Self-control and Emotionality factors of trait Emotional Intelligence were significant negative predictors of Aggressive Behavior while controlling for age and gender, and in the presence of social and individual predictors)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799261/serum-osmolarity-in-male-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-manic-episode
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Tevfik Kalelioglu, Nesrin Karamustafalioglu, Abdullah Genc, Murat Kocabiyik
Imbalance of water and electrolyte homeostasis has been suggested to be associated with the acute episodes of bipolar disorder. In this study we aimed to investigate, for the first time, the serum osmolarity in bipolar disorder manic episode. A total of 68 bipolar inpatients in manic episode and 60 age-gender matched healthy controls were included in the study. Serum osmolarity was calculated from Sodium (Na(+) ), glucose and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) according to formula of (2 × Na(+) ) + (BUN/2.8) + (Glucose/18)...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798714/buffering-impostor-feelings-with-kindness-the-mediating-role-of-self-compassion-between-gender-role-orientation-and-the-impostor-phenomenon
#20
Alexandra Patzak, Marlene Kollmayer, Barbara Schober
The impostor phenomenon (IP) refers to high-achievers who underestimate their abilities and thus fear being unmasked as impostors. IP sufferers attribute their success to factors other than their abilities, entailing negative emotions, unfavorable motivations, and reduced well-being. The IP was originally conceptualized as a predominantly female experience, and is thus seen as an important psychological barrier for female academic careers. Empirical findings of gender differences in the IP are equivocal, but sparse research on associations between gender-role orientation and the IP indicates that feminine students suffer more intensely from the IP than masculine students...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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