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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528527/health-literacy-and-associated-factors-among-hmong-american-immigrants-addressing-the-health-disparities
#1
Belle P Khuu, Hee Y Lee, Anne Q Zhou
Hmong Americans face a disproportionate health burden ranging from the high prevalence of diabetes to depressive disorders. Little research attention has been paid toward exploring contributing factors to this disparity. As such, the present study seeks to fill the gap in the literature by examining the health literacy levels in Hmong Americans and its associated factors. The present study employed Andersen's behavioral model of health service as the theoretical framework. A cross-sectional survey research design was used and information was gathered from 168 Hmong American immigrants...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528524/a-novel-public-health-approach-to-measuring-tobacco-cessation-needs-among-cancer-survivors-in-alaska
#2
J Michael Underwood, Samantha J Hyde-Rolland, Julia Thorsness, Sherri L Stewart
Cancer survivors who continue to smoke have poorer response to treatment, higher risk for future cancers and lower survival rates than those who quit tobacco after diagnosis. Despite the increased risk for negative health outcomes, tobacco use among Alaskan cancer survivors is 19%, among the highest in the nation. To characterize and address tobacco cessation needs among cancer survivors who called a quit line for help in quitting tobacco, Alaska's Comprehensive Cancer Control program initiated a novel partnership with the state's Tobacco Quit Line...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528511/met-overexpression-and-gene-amplification-prevalence-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-significance-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-surgically-resected-nsclc
#3
William Sterlacci, Michael Fiegl, Mathias Gugger, Lukas Bubendorf, Spasenija Savic, Alexandar Tzankov
The prevalence of overexpression and amplification of the proto-oncogene mesenchymal epithelial transition (MET) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) varies greatly in the literature. Since MET is a potential treatment target, knowledge of its prevalence and prognostic importance is crucial. We investigated MET expression and gene status in 735 NSCLC cases using tissue microarrays. Prognostic significance as well as correlations with various clinico-pathological parameters were evaluated. The prevalence of MET overexpression was 17% and MET amplification was present in 2...
May 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528497/microrna-30a-5p-mir-30a-regulates-cell-motility-and-emt-by-directly-targeting-oncogenic-tm4sf1-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Y R Park, S L Kim, M R Lee, S Y Seo, J H Lee, S H Kim, I H Kim, S O Lee, S T Lee, Sang Wook Kim
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, and many oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are involved in CRC. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that can negatively regulate gene expression. Previous studies have revealed that miRNAs regulate the development and progression of many cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of microRNA-30a-5p (miR-30a) in CRC and its unknown mechanisms. METHODS: qRT-PCR was used to detect miR-30a and TM4SF1 mRNA expression in CRC specimens and cell lines...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528484/current-contamination-status-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-tapwater-from-17-cities-in-the-eastern-china-and-their-correlations-with-surface-waters
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Ke-Yan Tan, Guo-Hui Lu, Hai-Tao Piao, Shu Chen, Xing-Chun Jiao, Nan Gai, Eriko Yamazaki, Nobuyoshi Yamashita, Jing Pan, Yong-Liang Yang
The contamination status of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) were investigated in 64 tapwater samples collected from 17 cities and 45 surface water samples from adjacent areas in the eastern China. The total PFAS concentrations in tapwater ranged from 1.4 to 175 ng/L; relatively higher PFAS levels were observed in samples collected from the Yangtze River Delta region, which was similar to the geographical distribution pattern of PFAS levels observed in rivers and lakes. The highest total PFASs in tapwater was found in Changshu, where several fluorine-related industries are located, whereas the lowest was observed in Beijing...
May 20, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528462/acculturation-versus-cultural-retention-the-interactive-impact-of-acculturation-and-co-ethnic-ties-on-substance-use-among-chinese-students-in-the-united-states
#6
Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, Fenggang Yang
Acculturation is often found to increase substance use among immigrants in the U.S., but such effect may depend on how immigrants are attached to their co-ethnic community. Meanwhile, the high socioeconomic status of some new immigrant groups also challenges the classical assumption that ties to co-ethnic community are associated with deviance. With a sample (n = 960) collected from a population of Chinese students in a large public university in the U.S., we tested how do the interplays between acculturation and co-ethnic ties affect substance use...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528456/pharmacologic-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-in-diabetes-a-case-for-therapies-in-addition-to-statins
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REVIEW
Abeer Anabtawi, Patrick M Moriarty, John M Miles
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study is to review the use of statins and the role of both non-statin lipid-lowering agents and diabetes-specific medications in the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia. RECENT FINDINGS: Statins have a primary role in the treatment of dyslipidemia in people with type 2 diabetes, defined as triglyceride levels >200 mg/dl and HDL cholesterol levels <40 mg/dL. A number of clinical trials suggest that treatment with a fibrate may reduce cardiovascular events...
July 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528450/high-expression-of-cyclin-d1-is-associated-to-high-proliferation-rate-and-increased-risk-of-mortality-in-women-with-er-positive-but-not-in-er-negative-breast-cancers
#8
Cecilia Ahlin, Claudia Lundgren, Elin Embretsén-Varro, Karin Jirström, Carl Blomqvist, M -L Fjällskog
PURPOSE: Cyclin D1 has a central role in cell cycle control and is an important component of estrogen regulation of cell cycle progression. We have previously shown that high cyclin D expression is related to aggressive features of ER-positive but not ER-negative breast cancer. The aims of the present study were to validate this differential ER-related effect and furthermore explore the relationship between cyclin D overexpression and CCND1 gene amplification status in a node-negative breast cancer case-control study...
May 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528448/prostate-cancer-related-anxiety-in-long-term-survivors-after-radical-prostatectomy
#9
Valentin H Meissner, Kathleen Herkommer, Birgitt Marten-Mittag, Jürgen E Gschwend, Andreas Dinkel
PURPOSE: Knowledge of the psychological distress of long- and very long-term (>10 years) prostate cancer (PC) survivors is limited. This study intended to examine the parameters influencing anxiety related to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and PC in long-term survivors after radical prostatectomy. METHODS: We surveyed 4719 PC survivors from the German multicenter prospective database "Familial Prostate Cancer." We evaluated the association of PC-related anxiety (MAX-PC) with sociodemographic characteristics, family history of PC, global health status/quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30), depression and anxiety (PHQ-2; GAD-2), latest PSA level, time since radical prostatectomy, and current therapy...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528421/end-of-life-care-for-glioblastoma-patients-at-a-large-academic-cancer-center
#10
Kamini E Kuchinad, Roy Strowd, Anne Evans, W Anthony Riley, Thomas J Smith
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a universally fatal disease, complicated by significant cognitive and physical disabilities, inherent to the disease course. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze end-of-life care for GBM patients at an academic center and compare utilization of these services to national quality of care guidelines, with the goal of identifying opportunities to improve end-of-life care. Single center retrospective cohort study of GBM patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) between 2009 and 2014, using electronic medical records and hospice records...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528398/squamous-and-neuroendocrine-specific-immunohistochemical-markers-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-tissue-microarray-study
#11
J S Lewis, R D Chernock, J A Bishop
The performance characteristics of neuroendocrine-specific and squamous-specific immunohistochemical markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), in particular in oropharyngeal tumors in this era of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cases, are not well-established. The differential diagnosis for poorly differentiated SCCs, for nonkeratinizing oropharyngeal SCCs, and for other specific SCC variants such as basaloid SCC and undifferentiated (or lymphoepithelial-like) carcinomas includes neuroendocrine carcinomas...
May 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528373/the-association-between-primary-source-of-healthcare-coverage-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-us-veterans
#12
Folasade P May, Elizabeth M Yano, Dawn Provenzale, W Neil Steers, Donna L Washington
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a deadly but largely preventable disease. Screening improves outcomes, but screening rates vary across healthcare coverage models. In the Veterans Health Administration (VA), screening rates are high; however, it is unknown how CRC screening rates compare for Veterans with other types of healthcare coverage. AIMS: To determine whether Veterans with Veteran-status-related coverage (VA, military, TRICARE) have higher rates of CRC screening than Veterans with alternate sources of healthcare coverage...
May 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528371/assessment-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-eq-5d-3l-and-eq-5d-5l-instruments-in-psoriasis
#13
John Yfantopoulos, Athanasios Chantzaras, Stathis Kontodimas
The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the five-level (EQ-5D-5L) in comparison with the standard three-level (EQ-5D-3L) classification systems of the EQ-5D in a sample of psoriatic patients. Psoriatic subjects (n = 396) recruited from 16 private practicing centers from various areas of Greece self-completed the two EQ-5D versions and the Dermatology Life Quality Index, while information was also collected on socio-demographics, clinical characteristics and comorbidities. The EQ-5D-5L and EQ-5D-3L were evaluated in terms of agreement, feasibility, ceiling effects, redistribution properties, inconsistency, informativity, and convergent and known-groups validity...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528341/sociocultural-influence-on-obesity-and-lifestyle-in-children-a-study-of-daily-activities-leisure-time-behavior-motor-skills-and-weight-status
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Martin Hilpert, Konrad Brockmeier, Sigrid Dordel, Benjamin Koch, Verena Weiß, Nina Ferrari, Walter Tokarski, Christine Graf
BACKGROUND: Juvenile overweight is increasing, and effective preventive measures are needed. After years of arbitrarily assigning these measures disregarding socioeconomic and/or cultural differences, it has become necessary to tailor interventions more specific to these target groups. Providing data for such an intervention is the objective of this study. METHODS: Influencing variables on children's weight status, motor skills and lifestyle have been analyzed among 997 first graders (53...
May 20, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528284/biomarkers-in-epilepsy-a-modelling-perspective
#15
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/28528272/glycosylation-is-important-for-legumain-localization-and-processing-to-active-forms-but-not-for-cystatin-e-m-inhibitory-functions
#16
Ngoc Nguyen Lunde, Mads Haugland Haugen, Kristina Broe Bodin Larsen, Ingrid Damgaard, Solveig J Pettersen, Roya Kasem, Wioletta Rut, Marcin Drag, Marcin Poreba, Harald Thidemann Johansen, Rigmor Solberg
The asparaginyl endopeptidase legumain and its inhibitor cystatin E/M are endogenously glycosylated. However, little is known about the nature of the carbohydrate groups and whether they affect the functions of these proteins. In this study both glycosylated and unglycosylated forms of legumain and cystatin E/M were studied. HEK293 cell lines stably over-expressing legumain or cystatin E/M, and HCT116 cells were used as cell models, and mature legumain was purified from bovine kidneys. To obtain unglycosylated proteins, cells were treated with tunicamycin, an inhibitor of N-linked glycosylation, whereas PNGase F and Endo H were used to characterize the glycosylation types...
May 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528230/effect-of-childhood-trauma-on-cognitive-functions-in-a-sample-of-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia
#17
Xian-Bin Li, Qi-Jing Bo, Guang-Ping Zhang, Wei Zheng, Zhi-Min Wang, An-Ning Li, Qing Tian, Jin-Tong Liu, Yi-Lang Tang, Chuan-Yue Wang
In this study, we aimed to determine the influence of various types of childhood trauma (CT) on cognitive functions in Chinese patients presented with schizophrenia. One hundred sixty-two patients were assessed with the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form (CTQ-SF) and Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). We investigated the correlations between various types of CT, demographic characteristics, and cognitive functions. Significant negative correlations were observed in physical abuse (PA) and sexual abuse (SA) with the language score (r=-0...
May 5, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528216/prognostic-factors-in-patients-treated-with-surgery-for-brain-metastases-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-125-patients
#18
Zhenghao Liu, Bingxi Lei, Meiguang Zheng, Zhongjun Li, Shuaibin Huang, Yuefei Deng
BACKGROUD: Brain metastases are the most common malignant intracranial tumors,however, the prognosis of patients is still poor despite multiple treatment have been applicated.The aim of this study was to analyse parameters influence overall survival from patient, tumor and treatment. Summarized characteristics of long-time(>2 years) survivors furtherly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, clinical data of 125patients between 2004 and 2015 were collected and the parameters from patients, tumor and treatment were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528211/intravenous-levetiracetam-vs-phenytoin-for-status-epilepticus-and-cluster-seizures-a-prospective-randomized-study
#19
Arunodaya R Gujjar, Ramachandiran Nandhagopal, Poovathoor C Jacob, Abdulhakeem Al-Hashim, Khalfan Al-Amrani, Shyam S Ganguly, Abdullah Al-Asmi
PURPOSE: Status Epilepticus (SE) is a common medical emergency carrying a high morbidity and mortality. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a novel anticonvulsant effective against varied seizures. Few prospective studies have addressed its use in SE. We aimed to examine the efficacy of intravenous LEV in controlling SE and cluster attacks of seizures (CS), in comparison with IV phenytoin (DPH), using a prospective, randomized study design. METHOD: Adult patients with SE or CS, following an initial dose of IV benzodiazepine to control ongoing seizure, were randomized to receive either medication...
May 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528210/do-patients-need-to-stay-in-bed-all-day-in-the-epilepsy-monitoring-unit-safety-data-from-a-non-restrictive-setting
#20
Laura Craciun, Jørgen Alving, Elena Gardella, Daniella Terney, Pirgit Meritam, Melita Cacic Hribljan, Sándor Beniczky
PURPOSE: To assess whether injuries occur more often in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) where portable EEG amplifiers are used, and where patients can freely move within a large area during the monitoring. METHODS: Patients were monitored at the Danish Epilepsy Center, in an EMU specifically designed for this purpose, and they were under continuous surveillance by personnel dedicated to the EMU. Adverse events (AEs) - including injuries, were prospectively noted, as part of the safety policy of the hospital...
May 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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