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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545873/reveal-linq-versus-reveal-xt-implantable-loop-recorders-intra-and-post-procedural-comparison
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Hoang H Nguyen, Ian H Law, Michael W Rudokas, Jennifer Lampe, Tammy M Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
OBJECTIVES: To compare the procedure, recovery, hospitalization times, and costs along with patient/parent satisfaction after newer-generation cardiac implantable loop recorder (Reveal LINQ; Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota) and previous-generation implantable loop recorder (Reveal XT; Medtronic Inc). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of patients undergoing LINQ implantations between April 2014 and October 2015 was performed. Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing XT implantations was performed for comparison...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545743/tdap-vaccination-among-healthcare-personnel-internet-panel-survey-2012-2014
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Anup Srivastav, Carla L Black, Peng-Jun Lu, Jun Zhang, Jennifer L Liang, Stacie M Greby
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare personnel (HCP) are at risk for pertussis infection exposure or transmitting the disease to patients in their work settings. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for HCP to minimize these risks. This study assessed Tdap vaccination coverage among U.S. HCP by sociodemographic and occupation-related characteristics. METHODS: The 2012, 2013, and 2014 Internet Panel Surveys were analyzed in 2015 to assess HCP Tdap vaccination...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544054/associations-between-prevalence-of-adult-atopic-dermatitis-and-occupational-characteristics
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Yeunhee Kwak, Yoonjung Kim
AIM: To examine the prevalence of adult atopic dermatitis according to occupational status. BACKGROUND: While atopic dermatitis is more prevalent among children, some adults also suffer from it. The disease causes considerable difficulty in these adults' social lives at school or work, suggesting that they require high-quality health care. Given the chronic nature and environmental determinants of atopic dermatitis, its associations with occupational characteristics must be clarified...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541815/occupational-skin-disease-prevention-an-educational-intervention-for-hairdresser-cosmetology-students
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Kara Haughtigan, Eve Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood, Cecilia Watkins
Cosmetologists frequently develop occupational skin disease related to workplace exposures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an educational intervention to increase cosmetology students' occupational skin disease knowledge and use of preventive practices. A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate students' knowledge, behaviors, intentions, expectancies, and expectations. A 20-minute verbal presentation and printed two-page educational handout were provided for participants. Statistically significant increases in knowledge, frequency of glove use, and frequency of moisturizer use were found, but the frequency of handwashing did not increase...
May 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540650/awareness-of-osteoporosis-in-a-polytechnic-in-enugu-south-east-nigeria
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R Njeze Ngozi, Obi Ikechukwu, Ajuba Miriam, Agwu-Umahi Olanike, D Akpagbula Ulugo, C Njeze Nneze
This study aims to determine the awareness of osteoporosis and factors that determine awareness of osteoporosis. Results showed that osteoporosis awareness was associated with age (p = 0.006) and occupation (p < 0.001) but not gender, marital status, and level of education. There is therefore need for educational interventions to improve awareness of osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the bone becomes porous, brittle, and more susceptible to fracture...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537928/differences-in-risk-factors-of-malignancy-between-men-and-women-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Mariusz Dąbrowski, Elektra Szymańska-Garbacz, Zofia Miszczyszyn, Tadeusz Dereziński, Leszek Czupryniak
BACKGROUND: The aim of this multicenter, retrospective, case-control study was to identify differences in risk factors of malignancy between men and women with type 2 diabetes. RESULTS: Among women the most prevalent malignancies were: breast and uterine cancers (35.6% and 14.4% respectively), while among men there were: colorectal and prostate cancers (24.5% and 13.3% respectively). In both gender metformin use was associated with lower cancer risk. Obesity and insulin treatment in dose-dependent and time-varying manner were associated with significantly increased risk of malignancy in females...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535811/pesticide-exposures-and-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-an-epidemiologic-review
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Mathieu Valcke, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Agnes Soares da Silva, Catharina Wesseling
The main causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) globally are diabetes and hypertension but epidemics of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) occur in Central America, Sri Lanka, India and beyond. Althoug also being observed in women, CKDu concentrates among men in agricultural sectors. Therefore, suspicions fell initially on pesticide exposure, but currently chronic heat stress and dehydration are considered key etiologic factors. Responding to persistent community and scientific concerns about the role of pesticides, we performed a systematic review of epidemiologic studies that addressed associations between any indicator of pesticide exposure and any outcome measure of CKD...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535769/association-between-home-food-preparation-skills-and-behaviour-and-consumption-of-ultra-processed-foods-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-uk-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-2008-2009
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Matthew Chak Leung Lam, Jean Adams
BACKGROUND: 'Ultra-processed foods' (UPF) have been industrially processed and tend to be higher in saturated fat, sodium and sugar than other foods. There is some evidence that consumption of UPF is associated with overweight, obesity and related diseases. In developed countries more than half of dietary energy is attributed to UPF. One reason for reliance on UPF may be poor home food preparation skills or infrequent use of these. This relationship has been previously proposed but not tested...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534421/the-prevalence-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-hookah-smokers
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Mehrzad Bahtouee, Nasrollah Maleki, Fatemeh Nekouee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hookah smoking is growing worldwide and particularly in Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of obstructive pulmonary dysfunction in hookah smokers. We conducted a population-based study in Bushehr Province, Iran. A total of 245 subjects aged 35 years or older who were taking hookah for at least 15 years and 245 healthy controls were enrolled in the study and spirometry was done. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS for windows software version 19...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534280/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-insomnia-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-japanese-workers
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Sachiko Sasaki, Eiji Yoshioka, Yasuaki Saijo, Akira Bannai, Toshiko Kita, Akiko Tamakoshi, Reiko Kishi
PURPOSE: The role of insomnia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. To date, there have been no prospective studies investigating insomnia, CKD and the effect of shift work. We assessed insomnia and CKD risk in a prospective, occupational cohort study. METHODS: A total of 3600 participants with normal kidney function were followed for an average of 4.4 years. Insomnia was assessed using the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate of <60 mL/min/1...
May 22, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533885/-occupational-asthma-compensation-in-the-tunisian-center-cross-sectional-study-over-a-period-of-eight-years
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Amira Omrane, Awatef Kreim, Mohamed Adnène Henchi, Selma Kammoun, Leila Bessadi, Charfeddine Amri, Taoufik Khalfallh, Lamia Bouzgarrou
INTRODUCTION: Our study aimed to highlight the epidemiological profile of patients compensated for occupational asthma in the Tunisian Center, to identify their professional characteristics and to determine compensation practices for this occupational disease. METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive retrospective study over a period of eight years. This case study included workers with occupational asthma diagnosed and compensated in the Tunisian Center by the only two medical commissions empowered to set rates for permanent partial disability caused by either a work-related injury or an occupational diseases in the seven central governorates...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532479/education-and-employment-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-standardized-comparison-to-the-german-general-population
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Jenny Schlichtiger, Johannes-Peter Haas, Swaantje Barth, Betty Bisdorff, Lisa Hager, Hartmut Michels, Boris Hügle, Katja Radon
BACKGROUND: Although several studies show that JIA-patients have significantly lower employment rates than the general population, the research on educational and occupational attainments in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) remain conflicting most likely due to small sample sizes. Therefore, aim of this study is to compare the educational achievements and employment status of 3698 JIA-patients with the German general population (GGP). METHODS: "SEPIA" was a large cross-sectional study on the current status of a historic cohort of JIA-patients treated in a single center between 1952 and 2010...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528284/biomarkers-in-epilepsy-a-modelling-perspective
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Sven C van Dijkman, Rob A Voskuyl, Elizabeth C de Lange
Biomarkers can be categorised from type 0 (genotype or phenotype), through 6 (clinical scales), each level representing a part of the processes involved in the biological system and drug treatment. This classification facilitates the identification and connection of information required to fully (mathematically) model a disease and its treatment using integrated information from biomarkers. Two recent reviews thoroughly discussed the current status and development of biomarkers for epilepsy, but a path towards the integration of such biomarkers for the personalisation of anti-epileptic drug treatment is lacking...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527286/-possible-oral-transmission-of-chagas-disease-among-hydrocarbons-sector-workers-in-casanare-colombia-2014
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Liliana Patricia Zuleta-Dueñas, Ángela Johana López-Quiroga, Fernando Torres-Torres, Oneida Castañeda-Porras
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent for Chagas disease, can be transmitted by oral intake of contaminated food or drinks. During epidemiological week 14 of 2014, two cases of acute Chagas disease were notified among hydrocarbons sector workers in Paz de Ariporo, Casanare. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the affected population, to establish control and prevention measures and to confirm the outbreak. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an outbreak investigation that included the following components: a) Search for symptomatic people compatible with Chagas disease according to the case definition for their referral to medical services; b) entomological survey (192/197 houses); c) sanitary inspection and microbiological analysis of food samples; and d) study of reservoirs...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527229/effects-of-interactive-metronome-training-on-upper-extremity-function-adl-and-qol-in-stroke-patients
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Ga-Hui Yu, Jae-Shin Lee, Su-Kyoung Kim, Tae-Hyun Cha
BACKGROUND: Rhythm and timing training is stimulation that substitutes for a damaged function controls muscular movement or temporal element, which has positive impacts on the neurological aspect and movement of the brain. OBJECTIVE: This study is to assess the changes caused by rhythm and timing training using an interactive metronome (IM) on upper extremity function, ADL and QOL in stroke patients. METHODS: In order to assess the effects of IM training, a group experiment was conducted on 30 stroke patients...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526305/cross-sectional-study-on-factors-hampering-implementation-of-measles-pre-and-postexposure-measures-in-dutch-hospitals-during-the-2013-2014-measles-outbreak
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L C R Fievez, A Wong, W L M Ruijs, F S Meerstadt-Rombach, A Timen
BACKGROUND: This study examined adherence to national recommendations on measles pre- and postexposure measures, including immunization of health care workers (HCWs) in Dutch hospitals, during a national outbreak of measles in The Netherlands. This study also investigated which hospital characteristics and organizational issues hamper implementation. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey among all general and academic hospitals in The Netherlands. An online structured questionnaire (48 questions) was administered...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526047/the-paradigm-of-eave-tubes-scaling-up-house-improvement-and-optimizing-insecticide-delivery-against-disease-transmitting-mosquitoes
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Fredros Okumu
Control of mosquito-borne diseases is greatly compromised by spread of insecticide resistance, high implementation costs and sub-optimal compliance among users. Improved housing has potential to reduce malaria transmission nearly as much as long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), while also preventing other arthropod-borne diseases and improving overall well-being. Yet, it is hardly promoted as mainstream intervention, partly because of high costs, minimal communal benefits to people in non-improved houses, and low scalability...
May 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525588/diving-and-long-term-cardiovascular-health
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K Åsmul, Å Irgens, M Grønning, A Møllerløkken
Background: Short-term cardiovascular effects from ambient pressure exposure are known. However, long-term cardiovascular effects from diving in humans have been less studied. Aims: To examine possible long-term cardiovascular health effects from occupational diving. Methods: We compared the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in former divers to non-divers. We obtained data on male former divers with a certificate valid for professional diving after 1980, from the Norwegian Diver 2011 project, and matched data on the general male population from the HUNT3 Survey...
May 19, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525444/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-and-readiness-to-change-in-blue-and-white-collar-workers
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Kerith D Aginsky, Demitri Constantinou, Maretha Delport, Estelle D Watson
This study provides a health and risk profile of blue- (BCWs) and white-collar workers (WCWs). Health screening data (n = 603; age 38.2 ± 9.7 years) included cholesterol and glucose finger-prick test, blood pressure, body mass index, and self-reported stress levels and readiness to change. Blue-collar workers were significantly older and had higher blood pressure readings and were more likely to develop hypertension (odds ratio [OR]: 1.72; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.05-2.81; P = .03), but less likely to present with hypercholesterolemia (OR: 0...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524802/effects-of-occupational-silica-exposure-on-oxidative-stress-and-immune-system-parameters-in-ceramic-workers-in-turkey
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Hatice Gul Anlar, Merve Bacanli, Servet İritaş, Ceylan Bal, Türker Kurt, Engin Tutkun, O Hinc Yilmaz, Nursen Basaran
Silica is the second most common element after oxygen, and therefore, exposures to crystalline silica dust occur in a large variety of occupations such as metal foundries, constructions, and ceramic, quarry, and pottery industries. Since crystalline silica exposure has been linked with silicosis, lung cancer, and other pulmonary diseases, adverse effect attributed to this element has be a cause for concern worldwide. Silica dust exposure in workers is still considered to be important health problem especially in developing countries...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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