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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235190/intrinsic-functional-connectivity-of-the-central-extended-amygdala
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Rachael M Tillman, Melissa D Stockbridge, Brendon M Nacewicz, Salvatore Torrisi, Andrew S Fox, Jason F Smith, Alexander J Shackman
The central extended amygdala (EAc)-including the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) and central nucleus of the amygdala (Ce)-plays a critical role in triggering fear and anxiety and is implicated in the development of a range of debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. Although it is widely believed that these disorders reflect the coordinated activity of distributed neural circuits, the functional architecture of the EAc network and the degree to which the BST and the Ce show distinct patterns of functional connectivity is unclear...
December 12, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234990/african-americans-african-immigrants-and-afro-caribbeans-differ-in-social-determinants-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-evidence-from-the-national-health-interview-survey
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Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Nadine Matthie, Jessica Wells, Sandra B Dunbar, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Lisa A Cooper, Rasheeta D Chandler
In the United States (U.S.), Blacks have higher morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than other racial groups. The Black racial group includes African Americans (AAs), African immigrants (AIs), and Afro-Caribbeans (ACs); however, little research examines how social determinants differentially influence CVD risk factors in each ethnic subgroup. We analyzed the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey, a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey of non-institutionalized civilians...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234977/capsule-commentary-on-lunney-et-al-three-year-functional-trajectories-among-old-age-survivors-and-decedents-dying-eliminates-a-racial-disparity
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Jeffrey L Jackson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234292/criterion-and-divergent-validity-of-the-sexual-minority-adolescent-stress-inventory
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Jeremy T Goldbach, Sheree M Schrager, Mary R Mamey
Sexual minority adolescents (SMA) consistently report health disparities compared to their heterosexual counterparts, yet the underlying mechanisms of these negative health outcomes remain unclear. The predominant explanatory model is the minority stress theory; however, this model was developed largely with adults, and no valid and comprehensive measure of minority stress has been developed for adolescents. The present study validated a newly developed instrument to measure minority stress among racially and ethnically diverse SMA...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233208/training-early-childcare-providers-in-evidence-based-nutrition-strategies-can-help-improve-nutrition-policies-and-practices-of-early-childcare-centres-serving-racially-and-ethnically-diverse-children-from-low-income-families
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T Lucas Hollar, Nicole Cook, Ruby Natale, David Quinn, Teina Phillips, Michael DeLucca
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts, policies and practices of ECC serving racially and ethnically diverse, low-income children in Broward County, Florida, USA. The nutrition strategies targeted snack and beverage policies and practices, consistent with Caring for Our Children National Standards...
December 13, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232867/race-ethnicity-income-concentration-and-10-year-change-in-urban-greenness-in-the-united-states
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Joan A Casey, Peter James, Lara Cushing, Bill M Jesdale, Rachel Morello-Frosch
Background: Cross-sectional studies suggest urban greenness is unequally distributed by neighborhood demographics. However, the extent to which inequalities in greenness have changed over time remains unknown. Methods: We estimated 2001 and 2011 greenness using Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite-derived normalized difference vegetative index (NDVI) in 59,483 urban census tracts in the contiguous U.S. We fit spatial error models to estimate the association between baseline census tract demographic composition in 2000 and (1) 2001 greenness and (2) change in greenness between 2001 and 2011...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232644/past-15-year-trends-in-lifetime-cocaine-use-among-us-high-school-students
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Kristin E Schneider, Noa Krawczyk, Ziming Xuan, Renee M Johnson
BACKGROUND: Most recent research on adolescent drug use has focused on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Less is known about the recent epidemiology of adolescent cocaine use, which has serious health consequences. PURPOSE: To describe recent trends in cocaine use by U.S. high school students, and identify differences in lifetime and repeated use across sex and racial/ethnic groups. METHODS: We used data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) from 1999 to 2015...
December 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232524/growing-the-ibclc-workforce-a-florida-needs-assessment
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Aimee R Eden, Erica H Anstey, Deidre Orriola
BACKGROUND: Florida has fewer International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) per 1,000 live births than the national average. An important strategy to support breastfeeding entails creating opportunities to prepare and train IBCLCs from underrepresented groups. However, it can be difficult for individuals to access lactation education and gain clinical experience necessary to become an IBCLC. Research aim: The Building a Better Breastfeeding Network project was a needs assessment designed to assess the interest in an IBCLC training program in Florida and perceived barriers and facilitators to completing such a program...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232323/racial-variation-in-total-knee-replacement-in-a-diverse-nationwide-clinical-trial
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Lindsey A MacFarlane, Eunjung Kim, Nancy R Cook, I-Min Lee, Maura D Iversen, Jeffrey N Katz, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: Racial variation in total knee replacement (TKR) utilization in the United States has been reported in administrative database studies. We investigated racial variation in TKR procedures in a diverse cohort with severe knee pain followed in an ongoing clinical trial. METHODS: VITAL (VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL) is a nationwide, randomized controlled trial of 25,874 adults, 20% of whom are black. We identified a subgroup highly likely to have knee osteoarthritis based on severity of knee pain, physician-diagnosed knee osteoarthritis, and inability to walk 2 to 3 blocks without pain...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232272/relative-effects-of-age-race-and-stage-on-mortality-in-gestational-choriocarcinoma
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Christopher M Tarney, Chunqiao Tian, Eric R Craig, Barbara A Crothers, John K Chan, Glenn D Gist, Nicholas W Bateman, Thomas P Conrads, Chad A Hamilton, George Larry Maxwell, Kathleen M Darcy
OBJECTIVE: Gestational choriocarcinoma is a malignant form of gestational trophoblastic disease that usually arises after a molar pregnancy, but may follow any antecedent pregnancy. Investigations in this rare cancer are limited. We evaluated the prognostic effects of age, race, and stage in choriocarcinomas diagnosed for 4 decades. METHODS: Patients diagnosed as having gestational choriocarcinoma between 1973 and 2014 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program were eligible...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231903/darker-skin-tone-increases-perceived-discrimination-among-male-but-not-female-caribbean-black-youth
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Shervin Assari, Cleopatra Howard Caldwell
BACKGROUND: Among most minority groups, males seem to report higher levels of exposure and vulnerability to racial discrimination. Although darker skin tone may increase exposure to racial discrimination, it is yet unknown whether skin tone similarly influences perceived discrimination among male and female Caribbean Black youth. OBJECTIVE: The current cross-sectional study tests the role of gender on the effects of skin tone on perceived discrimination among Caribbean Black youth...
December 12, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230616/elevated-inflammation-in-association-with-alcohol-abuse-among-blacks-but-not-whites-results-from-the-midus-biomarker-study
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Yusuf Ransome, Natalie Slopen, Oskar Karlsson, David R Williams
Some studies document racial disparities in self-reported health associated with alcohol use and abuse. However, few studies examined biomarkers that underlie the onset of alcohol-related chronic diseases. We investigated whether the association between alcohol abuse and five biomarkers of inflammation (CRP, IL-6, fibrinogen, E-selectin, sICAM-1) vary between Black and White Americans aged 35 to 84 (n = 1173) from the Midlife in the United States Biomarker Study. Multivariable Ordinary Least Squares regressions were used to assess Black-White differences in the association between alcohol abuse and the biomarkers...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230071/west-hollywood-is-not-that-big-on-anything-but-white-people-constructing-gay-men-of-color
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Chong-Suk Han, George Ayala, Jay P Paul, Kyung-Hee Choi
Rather than a defined endpoint that is waiting to be discovered or developed, racial and sexual identities can be considered social identities which are fluid, malleable, and socially created through a social process that defines what it means to be a member of a social group. This paper expands the work on how social identities are constructed by examining personal anecdotes used by gay men of color to discuss how they come to see themselves as "gay men of color." In doing so, we find that gay men of color use a number of cultural tropes that provide them the framework necessary to structure their experiences within a larger social context of a largely white, heterosexual society...
2017: Sociological Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229666/prostate-cancer-disparities-by-race-and-ethnicity-from-nucleotide-to-neighborhood
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Timothy R Rebbeck
Prostate cancer (CaP) incidence, morbidity, and mortality rates vary substantially by race and ethnicity, with African American men experiencing among the highest CaP rates in the world. The causes of these disparities are multifactorial and complex, and likely involve differences in access to screening and treatment, exposure to CaP risk factors, variation in genomic susceptibility, and other biological factors. To date, the proportion of CaP that can be explained by environmental exposures is small and differences in the role factors play by race or ethnicity is poorly understood...
December 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229283/pediatric-bicycle-helmet-legislation-and-crash-related-traumatic-brain-injury-in-illinois-1999-2009
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Chelsea Williams, Raquel Weston, Joe Feinglass, Marie Crandall
BACKGROUND: Bicycling is one of the most popular forms of play and exercise for children in the US. However, over 200,000 children per year are injured in bicycle crashes, and an estimated 22,000 pediatric bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur annually. Bicycle helmets are known to decrease the risk of head injury, but efficacy and magnitude of the effect of helmet legislation have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of children aged <18, who presented after a bicycle crash in Illinois from 1999 to 2009...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229131/racial-disparities-in-the-cost-of-surgical-care-for-parathyroidectomy
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Samuel Jang, Meagan Mandabach, Zviadi Aburjania, Courtney J Balentine, Herbert Chen
BACKGROUND: Parathyroidectomy is the only curative therapy for hyperparathyroidism, but its cost and variation in use among different racial and ethnic groups are largely unexamined. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between race and ethnicity and the total hospital cost of parathyroidectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study included 899 consecutive complete parathyroidectomies in our institution between September 2011 and July 2016. Total length of stay and cost were primary outcomes...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228969/race-associated-biological-differences-among-luminal-a-and-basal-like-breast-cancers-in-the-carolina-breast-cancer-study
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Humberto Parada, Xuezheng Sun, Jodie M Fleming, ClarLynda R Williams-DeVane, Erin L Kirk, Linnea T Olsson, Charles M Perou, Andrew F Olshan, Melissa A Troester
BACKGROUND: We examined racial differences in the expression of eight genes and their associations with risk of recurrence among 478 white and 495 black women who participated in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study Phase 3. METHODS: Breast tumor samples were analyzed for PAM50 subtype and for eight genes previously found to be differentially expressed by race and associated with breast cancer survival: ACOX2, MUC1, FAM177A1, GSTT2, PSPH, PSPHL, SQLE, and TYMS. The expression of these genes according to race was assessed using linear regression and each gene was evaluated in association with recurrence using Cox regression...
December 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227573/post-gwas-in-psychiatric-genetics-a-developmental-perspective-on-the-other-next-steps
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Danielle M Dick, Peter B Barr, Seung Bin Cho, Megan E Cooke, Sally I-Chun Kuo, Tenesha J Lewis, Zoe Neale, Jessica E Salvatore, Jeanne Savage, Jinni Su
As psychiatric genetics enters an era where gene identification is finally yielding robust, replicable genetic associations and polygenic risk scores, it is important to consider next steps and delineate how that knowledge will be applied to ultimately ameliorate suffering associated with substance use and psychiatric disorders. Much of the post-GWAS discussion has focused on the potential of genetic information to elucidate the underlying biology and use this information for the development of more effective pharmaceutical treatments...
December 11, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227222/the-future-of-research-on-alcohol-related-disparities-across-u-s-racial-ethnic-groups-a-plan-of-attack
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Sarah E Zemore, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, William C Kerr, Cindy L Ehlers, Won Kim Cook, Priscilla Martinez, Camillia Lui, Thomas K Greenfield
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests striking disparities in alcohol use, problems, and treatment across racial/ethnic groups in the United States. However, research on alcohol-related disparities affecting racial/ethnic minorities remains in its developmental stages. The current article aims to support future research in this growing field by highlighting some of the most important findings, questions, and approaches, focusing on psychosocial research. METHOD: This article advances seven research needs (i...
January 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227053/quantifying-the-funding-gap-for-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-at-a-major-trauma-centre-in-south-africa
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V Y Kong, J J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, E Jerome, B Sartorius, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an eminently preventable disease. However, prevention programs divert resources away from other priorities. Costing trauma related diseases helps policy makers to make decisions on re-source allocation. We used data from a prospective digital trauma registry to cost Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at our institution over a two-year period and to estimate the funding gap that exists in the care of TBI. METHOD: All patients who were admitted to the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI were identified from the Hybrid Electronic Medical Registry (HMER)...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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