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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792481/risk-and-protective-factors-of-intimate-partner-violence-among-south-asian-immigrant-women-and-perceived-need-for-services
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Bushra Sabri, Michelle Simonet, Jacquelyn C Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Limited research exists on multilevel influences of intimate partner violence (IPV) among immigrant groups in the United States, particularly South Asians. Using a socioecological framework, this study examined risk and protective factors of IPV among a diverse group of South Asian immigrant survivors of IPV and identified their perceived need for services. METHOD: Sixteen South Asian immigrant survivors were recruited from New York; Maryland; Virginia; and Washington, DC, using a snowball sampling method...
May 24, 2018: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792255/effectiveness-of-adolescent-peer-education-programs-on-reducing-hiv-sti-risk-an-integrated-review
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Ganga Mahat, Mary Ann Scoloveno
There is empirical evidence suggesting that peer education is efficacious in changing adolescent sexual risk behaviors; however, it is unclear if there are similarities in outcomes across studies. Thus, the purpose of this review was to synthesize published research on peer-led HIV/STI intervention programs for adolescents in an effort to determine the efficacy of peer education on knowledge, attitudes, normative beliefs, and sexual behavior. Data collection included online searches of published research from Index Medicus (Medline), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Educational Index, and PsycINFO (including PsycARTICLES) from 2000 to 2016...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791658/self-report-of-psychological-symptoms-in-hypoparathyroidism-patients-on-conventional-therapy
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Amanda J Arneiro, Bianca C C Duarte, Rodrigo M Kulchetscki, Victor B S Cury, Maicon P Lopes, Breno S Kliemann, Ileana B Bini, Marcos Assad, Gleyne L K Biagini, Victoria Z C Borba, Carolina A Moreira
OBJECTIVE: Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by parathyroid hormone deficiency and hypocalcemia. It has been demonstrated that these patients may also present psychiatric symptoms and decrease of quality of life. The aims of this study were to evaluate the presence of psychopathological symptoms in a cohort of patients with hypoparathyroidism and compare to a control group. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients were submitted to a cross-sectional Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) questionnaire that evaluates psychopathological symptoms by means of the Global Severity Index (GSI), Positive Symptoms Total (PST) and Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI)...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790778/survey-of-family-related-factors-of-children-treated-under-dental-general-anaesthesia
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P Rajavaara, M-L Laitala, H Vähänikkilä, V Anttonen
AIM: Treatment under general anaesthesia (DGA) is a rising trend in Finland. There is a great need to investigate the causes leading to it. Our purpose was to examine family-related factors reported by parents, such as the family size and favoring DGA in the family, and their influence on children being treated under DGA. This survey was based on a questionnaire targeted to parents of children whose dental treatment could not be performed in a conventional setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Guardians of 87 healthy children treated under DGA at a municipal health center in the city of Oulu, Finland, between November 2014 and December 2015 answered the questionnaire on family-related background factors and on the respondent's own as well as their child's presumed dental fear...
June 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789874/the-interventional-radiology-ir-gender-gap-a-prospective-online-survey-by-the-cardiovascular-and-interventional-radiological-society-of-europe-cirse
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Tze Min Wah, Anna Maria Belli
AIM: A prospective online survey was conducted by the Cardiovascular Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) to evaluate the gender gap within interventional radiology (IR) and the barriers facing women in IR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire ("Appendix") was devised by the authors and the CIRSE communication and publication team and sent electronically to 750 identifiable female members of CIRSE. Responses were collected from 7 August to 24 August 2017...
May 22, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789493/critical-appraisal-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-and-circulating-soluble-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-as-a-predictive-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Adel M A Assiri, Hala F M Kamel, Abeer A ALrefai
The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptors promote vascular complications of diabetes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The soluble form of the receptor for the advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) has been studied as a vascular biomarker in various diseases with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of the serum levels of the AGEs and their receptor sRAGE with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the cardiovascular risk factors among HD patients. There were 130 HD patients and 80 age and gender matched control subjects were involved; 31...
May 22, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788762/distinct-patterns-of-internet-and-smartphone-related-problems-among-adolescents-by-gender-latent-class-analysis
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Seung-Yup Lee, Donghwan Lee, Cho Rong Nam, Da Yea Kim, Sera Park, Jun-Gun Kwon, Yong-Sil Kweon, Youngjo Lee, Dai Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi
Background and objectives The ubiquitous Internet connections by smartphones weakened the traditional boundaries between computers and mobile phones. We sought to explore whether smartphone-related problems differ from those of computer use according to gender using latent class analysis (LCA). Methods After informed consents, 555 Korean middle-school students completed surveys on gaming, Internet use, and smartphone usage patterns. They also completed various psychosocial instruments. LCA was performed for the whole group and by gender...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788738/hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-nodular-goiter-or-follicular-adenoma-combined-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-play-protective-role-in-patients
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H Ma, L Li, K Li, T Wang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, Y Xu, X Wu, J Yu, H Wang, B Xiang, R Zhang, W Wang
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is often combined with other types of thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis(HT), nodular goiter(NG), Follicular adenoma(FA) and other types. However, the function of these diseases in PTC tumorigenesis and development is not well understood. In this research, 563 PTC patients were recruited and divided into two groups according to pathological diagnosis, namely simple PTC (PTC) and PTC combined with other thyroid diseases (PTC+). Clinicopathological characteristics and BRAFV600E mutation status were compared between PTC and PTC+...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788730/afp-role-in-predicting-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-hcv-patients
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A Lech Komorowski, C C Hsu, K D Julka, B Vasavada, C C Lin, C C Wang, C L Chen
HCC is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Liver transplantation including living donor transplantation is the best available treatment. We have analyzed our experience with LDLT in patients with HCC and HCV in order to determine if alpha feto-protein (AFP) is a better predictor of recurrence than the tumor burden. We have identified all patients with HCV related liver disease and HCC who have undergone LDLT in one center during the period from December 2000 to December 2014. Outcomes from the prospective database were compared for patients who met Milan criteria (single tumor ≤5 cm, maximum of 3 total tumors with none >3 cm) or not...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788157/weight-loss-in-achalasia-is-determined-by-its-phenotype
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D A Patel, R Naik, J C Slaughter, T Higginbotham, H Silver, M F Vaezi
Patients with achalasia present with dysphagia, regurgitation, and varying degrees of weight loss. However, despite it being a disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter with functional obstruction in all patients, it is unclear why certain patients lose significantly more weight compared to others. The aims of this study are to assess demographic, clinical, and manometric characteristics of a large cohort of patients with achalasia to determine potential correlates of weight loss in this population. Patients with diagnosis of achalasia referred to our center between 2009 and 2016 were evaluated...
May 18, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788128/sleep-patterns-and-problems-among-army-national-guard-soldiers
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Lucas P Hansen, Caroline Kinskey, Erin Koffel, Melissa Polusny, John Ferguson, Sonja Schmer-Galunder, Christopher R Erbes
Introduction: Adequate sleep plays an integral role in the physical and mental health of individuals, while simultaneously influencing their cognitive and work performance. Having recognized this, the U.S. Army has focused efforts on improving soldiers' healthy sleep behaviors. This study examines the extent to which mental health, alcohol use, and certain sleep hygiene behaviors predict sleep problems within an Army National Guard sample (N = 438). Materials and Methods: This manuscript is part of a larger study approved through the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Institutional Review Board...
May 18, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787741/the-prognostic-value-of-long-noncoding-rna-sox2ot-expression-in-various-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoyang Song, Hongyan Yao, Jinlin Liu, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Several investigations have explored the prognostic value of long noncoding RNA Sox2 overlapping transcript (lncRNA Sox2ot) expression in human cancers, however, with inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of lncRNA Sox2ot expression in various cancers. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched to retrieve relevant studies. The relationships between lncRNA Sox2ot expression and prognostic parameters were detected, including overall survival (OS), tumor differentiation, clinical stage, distant metastasis, lymph node metastasis and so on...
May 19, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786871/gender-specific-effects-of-selection-for-drinking-in-the-dark-on-the-network-roles-of-coding-and-non-coding-rnas
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Ovidiu Dan Iancu, Alex Colville, Beth Wilmot, Robert Searles, Priscila Darakjian, Christina Zheng, Shannon McWeeney, Sunita Kawane, John C Crabbe, Pamela Metten, Denesa Oberbeck, Robert Hitzemann
BACKGROUND: Transcriptional differences between Heterogeneous stock (HS/NPT) mice and High Drinking in the Dark (HDID) selected mouse lines have previously been described based on microarray technology coupled with network based analysis (Iancu et al., 2013b). The network changes were reproducible in two independent selections and largely confined to two distinct network modules; in contrast differential expression appeared more specific to each selected line. The current study extends these results by utilizing RNA-Seq technology, allowing evaluation of the relationship between genetic risk and transcription of non-coding RNA; we additionally evaluate sex-specific transcriptional effects of selection...
May 22, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786030/women-deans-perceptions-of-the-gender-gap-in-american-medical-deanships
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Elizabeth Humberstone
Background: : Women account for 16% of deans of American medical schools. To investigate this gender gap, female deans were interviewed about the barriers facing women advancing toward deanships. Methods: The author conducted semi-structured interviews with eight women deans. Interviews were analyzed using provisional coding and sub coding techniques. Results: Four main themes emerged during the interviews: (1) the role of relationships in personal and career development, (2) leadership challenges, (3) barriers between women and leadership advancement, and (4) recommendations for improvement...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785965/inflammatory-bowel-disease-increases-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study-1977-2014
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Marie Villumsen, Susana Aznar, Bente Pakkenberg, Tine Jess, Tomasz Brudek
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal inflammation has been suggested to play a role in development of Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). To test the hypothesis that IBD is associated with risk of PD and MSA, we performed a nationwide population-based cohort study. DESIGN: The cohort consisted of all individuals diagnosed with IBD in Denmark during 1977-2014 (n=76 477) and non-IBD individuals from the general population, who were comparable in terms of gender, age and vital status (n=7 548 259)...
May 21, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785679/drooling-in-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-of-a-role-for-divided-attention
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Hannah Reynolds, Nick Miller, Richard Walker
Drooling is a frequently reported symptom in Parkinson's Disease (PD) with significant psychosocial impact and negative health consequences including silent aspiration of saliva with the associated risk of respiratory infections. It is suggested that in PD drooling is associated with inefficient oropharyngeal swallowing which reduces the effective clearance of saliva rather than hyper-salivation. This is compounded by unintended mouth opening and flexed posture increasing anterior loss of saliva. It is reported to occur most frequently during cognitively distracting concurrent tasks suggesting an impact from divided attention in a dual-task situation...
May 21, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784236/a-review-associations-between-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-physical-activity-medication-use-eating-behaviors-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Danielle Quesada, Nasar U Ahmed, Kristopher P Fennie, Erica L Gollub, Boubakari Ibrahimou
In the past few years we have become increasingly aware of strong associations between obesity and ADHD. Both conditions are major public health issues, affecting children, adolescents and adults alike. OBJECTIVE: This review seeks to (1) examine prior research on the association between ADHD and obesity in children and adolescents; (2) discuss mechanisms and consequent behavioral attributes to gain understanding of the path association between ADHD and obesity, (3) review studies examining the role of physical activity, medication, eating behavior and gender on the relationship between ADHD and obesity in children and adolescents...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783857/psychiatry-s-ethical-involvement-in-gender-affirming-care
#18
Roberto D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: To reflect on the role of psychiatry in authorising physical treatments for Gender Dysphoria and to examine the quality of evidence for gender-reassignment. METHOD: A Medline search was performed with the subject term "transsexualism" or "gender dysphoria" and "outcome" or "follow-up" in the title. Studies published from 2005 onwards reporting psychosocial outcomes were selected for review. RESULTS: Most available evidence indicating positive outcomes for gender reassignment is of poor quality...
May 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783087/association-of-t-and-non-t-cell-cytokines-with-anhedonia-role-of-gender-differences
#19
Manish K Jha, Andrew H Miller, Abu Minhajuddin, Madhukar H Trivedi
OBJECTIVE: Among individual depressive symptoms, anhedonia has been reliably associated with activation of the innate immune response. However, it is unclear whether this association extends to T cell cytokines and if gender differentially affects this association. METHOD: Concentrations of T (IL-17, T-helper (Th) 1- and Th2-) and non-T cell cytokines were measured in plasma using the Bioplex Pro™ human cytokine multiplex kit in Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial participants who provided plasma at baseline (n = 166)...
May 12, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782038/tongue-pressure-measurement-in-children-with-mouth-breathing-behavior
#20
Nayara D Azevedo, Josiane C Lima, Renata M M M Furlan, Andréa R Motta
BACKGROUND: The tongue plays an important role in oral functions. Reduced tongue strength is often noted among children with mouth-breathing behavior. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to measure the tongue pressure in children with mouth-breathing behavior, to compare these values to those of children with nasal-breathing behavior, and to analyze the relationship between age and tongue pressure in children with a mouth-breathing pattern and in children with a nasal-breathing pattern...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
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