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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863870/the-role-of-self-efficacy-self-esteem-and-optimism-for-using-routine-health-check-ups-in-a-population-based-sample-a-longitudinal-perspective
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André Hajek, Hans-Helmut-König
While several cross-sectional studies have shown that self-efficacy, self-esteem and optimism are associated with the use of routine health check-ups, little is known about this relationship based on longitudinal studies. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to examine whether these factors are associated with routine health check-ups longitudinally. Data were retrieved from a population-based longitudinal study of individuals (≥40years of age) residing in private households in Germany (two waves: 2008 and 2011)...
August 31, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750622/re-classification-within-the-serogroups-o3-and-o8-of-citrobacter-strains
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Ewa Katzenellenbogen, Magdalena Staniszewska, Nina A Kocharova, Małgorzata Mieszała, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Sabina Górska, Yuriy A Knirel, Andrzej Gamian
BACKGROUND: Citrobacter strains are opportunistic pathogens often responsible for serious enteric as well as extra-intestinal diseases, and therefore the O-antigenic scheme, still in use in diagnostic identification, should be set for proper serotyping. The structures of more than 30 different Citrobacter O-antigens (O-polysaccharide chains of the lipopolysaccharides) of 43 Citrobacter O-serogroups have been elucidated so far. However, relationships between strains in several heterogeneous serogroups still need to be clarified by immunochemical studies...
July 27, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748445/surgeon-and-radiation-oncologist-views-on-omission-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Dean A Shumway, Kent A Griffith, Michael S Sabel, Rochelle D Jones, Julie M Forstner, Terri L Bott-Kothari, Sarah T Hawley, Jacqueline Jeruss, Reshma Jagsi
PURPOSE: Although clinical trials have shown no survival advantage and only a modest improvement in local control from adjuvant radiotherapy after lumpectomy in older women with stage I, estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, radiotherapy is commonly administered, raising concerns about overtreatment. Therefore, we sought to evaluate physician views on omission of radiotherapy in older women with favorable prognosis breast cancer. METHODS: We surveyed a national sample of 713 radiation oncologists and 879 surgeons...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736921/supplementary-techniques-for-pain-control-during-root-canal-treatment-of-lower-posterior-teeth-with-irreversible-pulpitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pinpana Tupyota, Pattama Chailertvanitkul, Malinee Laopaiboon, Chetta Ngamjarus, Paul V Abbott, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate utilisation of supplementary techniques for pain control during root canal treatment of lower molars with irreversible pulpitis. The literature was searched using electronic databases up to year 2012. Seventeen studies with 1504 participants were included and each study compared experimental interventions with a standard treatment, i.e. the inferior alveolar nerve block. Changing the injection techniques or supplemental injection had no significant effect on pulp anaesthesia compared to the standard treatment (P = 1...
July 24, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708279/population-based-reference-values-for-the-european-organization-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-head-and-neck-module
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Eva Hammerlid, Ali Adnan, Ewa Silander
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to establish population-based norms for the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Head and Neck 35 (EORTC QLQ-HN35) to be used as references to facilitate the interpretation of results from health-related quality of life (HRQOL) studies of patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) and QLQ-HN35 were sent to a random sample representing the Swedish general population...
July 14, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697021/injuries-sustained-during-contact-with-law-enforcement-an-analysis-from-us-trauma-centers
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, Jayun Cho, James M Tatum, Galinos Barmparas, Aaron Strumwasser, Daniel Grabo, Cynthia Bir, Alexander Eastman, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Injuries sustained by civilians from interaction with police are a polarizing contemporary sociopolitical issue. Few comprehensive studies have been published using national hospital-based data. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology of these injuries to better understand this mechanism of injury. METHODS: Patients entered into the NTDB (01/2007 - 12/2012) with E-codes E970.0-E976.0 (ICD-9-CM), identifying injuries associated with law enforcement in the course of legal action, were enrolled...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693551/volunteering-and-health-benefits-in-general-adults-cumulative-effects-and-forms
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Jerf W K Yeung, Zhuoni Zhang, Tae Yeun Kim
BACKGROUND: Although the health benefits of volunteering have been well documented, no research has examined its cumulative effects according to other-oriented and self-oriented volunteering on multiple health outcomes in the general adult public. This study examined other-oriented and self-oriented volunteering in cumulative contribution to health outcomes (mental and physical health, life satisfaction, social well-being and depression). METHODS: Data were drawn from the Survey of Texas Adults 2004, which contains a statewide population-based sample of adults (n = 1504)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686951/the-association-between-total-phthalate-concentration-and-non-communicable-diseases-and-chronic-inflammation-in-south-australian-urban-dwelling-men
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Peter Y Bai, Gary Wittert, Anne W Taylor, Sean A Martin, Robert W Milne, Alicia J Jenkins, Andrzej S Januszewski, Zumin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between urinary total phthalate concentration, chronic low-grade inflammation and non-communicable diseases in a cohort of South Australian men. METHODS: 1504 men aged 39-84 years who provided a urinary sample at the follow-up visit of the Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) study, a randomly-selected group of urban-dwelling, community-based men from Adelaide, Australia (n = 2038; study participation rate: 78...
October 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623831/tracking-historical-mobility-behavior-and-sources-of-lead-in-the-59-year-sediment-core-from-the-huaihe-river-using-lead-isotopic-compositions
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Jie Wang, Guijian Liu, Houqi Liu, Paul K S Lam
A historical perspective of past 59 years (1955-2014) for contamination and isotopic composition of Pb in sediment core system of the Huaihe River, Huainan City, Anhui Province of China is presented. Detailed investigation regarding changes in Pb sources, enrichment factor, sequential extraction and isotopic analysis revealed that high Pb concentrations were detected along the core, especially during the first two decades (1955-1974). Large variations in Pb isotopic compositions were observed, with (206)Pb/(207)Pb and (208)Pb/(207)Pb values ranging from 1...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622461/the-co-occurrence-and-characteristics-of-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-who-meet-criteria-for-fibromyalgia-results-from-a-uk-national-register-bsrbr-as
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Gary J Macfarlane, Maxwell S Barnish, Ejaz Pathan, Kathryn R Martin, Kirstie L Haywood, Stefan Siebert, Jonathan Packham, Fabiola Atzeni, Gareth T Jones
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who meet criteria for fibromyalgia (FM) and to characterise such patients. METHODS: The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register of Ankylosing Spondylitis (BSRBR-AS) recruits two cohorts of patients who meet ASAS criteria for axSpA across 83 centres in the United Kingdom. Patients are either newly starting (biologic cohort) or naïve (non-biologic cohort) to biologic therapy and are followed prospectively...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620960/prevalence-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-independent-community-dwelling-older-adults-the-fujiwara-kyo-study
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Masanori Yoshikawa, Yoshifumi Yamamoto, Koichi Tomoda, Yukio Fujita, Motoo Yamauchi, Takao Osa, Hiroki Uyama, Nozomi Okamoto, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Kimura
AIM: As the Japanese population ages, the number of older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is expected to increase, but the prevalence of COPD in patients aged ≥80 years remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of COPD in independent community-dwelling older adults aged ≥80 years. METHODS: We investigated the prevalence of COPD in 2862 independent community-dwelling older adults (1504 men, 1358 women, mean age 77...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588007/a-medical-student-delivered-smoking-prevention-program-education-against-tobacco-for-secondary-schools-in-germany-randomized-controlled-trial
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Titus Josef Brinker, Andreas Dawid Owczarek, Werner Seeger, David Alexander Groneberg, Christian Martin Brieske, Philipp Jansen, Joachim Klode, Ingo Stoffels, Dirk Schadendorf, Benjamin Izar, Fabian Norbert Fries, Felix Johannes Hofmann
BACKGROUND: More than 8.5 million Germans suffer from chronic diseases attributable to smoking. Education Against Tobacco (EAT) is a multinational network of medical students who volunteer for school-based prevention in the classroom setting, amongst other activities. EAT has been implemented in 28 medical schools in Germany and is present in 13 additional countries around the globe. A recent quasi-experimental study showed significant short-term smoking cessation effects on 11-to-15-year-old adolescents...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544661/early-passage-mesenchymal-stem-cells-display-decreased-radiosensitivity-and-increased-dna-repair-activity
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Po-Kuei Wu, Jir-You Wang, Cheng-Fong Chen, Kuang-Yu Chao, Ming-Chau Chang, Wei-Ming Chen, Shih-Chieh Hung
Cell therapies using human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have received much attention in the past decade. In pursuit of the therapeutic potential of MSCs, cell expansion is required to generate a great number of cells with desired phenotype and functionality. Long-term expansion in vitro, however, can lead to altered functions. To explore the changes in DNA damage responses (DDR) in MSCs expanded, DDR pathways following irradiation were characterized in early- and late-passage bone marrow MSCs. Seventy-two hours after irradiation, the percentage of sub-G1 cells in early-passage MSCs did not change significantly...
June 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544393/comparison-of-5-year-oncological-outcomes-of-breast-cancer-based-on-surgery-type
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Jeeyeon Lee, Jin Hyang Jung, Wan Wook Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Soo Jung Lee, Ho Yong Park
BACKGROUND: A standardized classification system for breast surgery that incorporates oncoplastic techniques is needed. We classified the surgical techniques for breast cancer treatment into five groups according to the extent of surgery and reconstructive methods, i.e. conventional breast-conserving surgery, partial mastectomy with volume displacement, partial mastectomy with volume replacement, simple mastectomy and total mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. We then evaluated the oncological outcomes for each of the five groups...
May 21, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503704/use-of-eeg-in-critically-ill-children-and-neonates-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Marina Gaínza-Lein, Iván Sánchez Fernández, Tobias Loddenkemper
The objective of the study was to estimate the proportion of patients who receive an electroencephalogram (EEG) among five common indications for EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit: traumatic brain injury (TBI), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiac arrest, cardiac surgery and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). We performed a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study utilizing the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for the years 2010-2012. The KID is the largest pediatric inpatient database in the USA and it is based on discharge reports created by hospitals for billing purposes...
June 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498639/three-year-risk-of-high-grade-cin-for-women-aged-30-years-or-older-who-undergo-baseline-pap-cytology-and-hpv-co-screening
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Ming Guo, Abha Khanna, Jianping Wang, Marilyn A Dawlett, Teresa L Kologinczak, Genevieve R Lyons, Roland L Bassett, Nour Sneige, Yun Gong, Therese B Bevers
BACKGROUND: Papanicolaou (Pap) cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA cotesting for women aged ≥30 years are recommended for the prevention of cervical cancer. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of this cotesting for predicting the risk of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 (CIN3) during a 3-year follow-up period. METHODS: A retrospective database search identified women aged ≥30 years who had baseline HPV and Pap cytology cotesting results in 2007 or 2008 and for whom 3-year follow-up results were available...
August 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464183/physician-satisfaction-in-treating-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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Simon G Brauer, John D Yoon, Farr A Curlin
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether treating conditions having medically unexplained symptoms is associated with lower physician satisfaction and higher ascribed patient responsibility, and to determine whether higher ascribed patient responsibility is associated with lower physician satisfaction in treating a given condition. METHODS: We surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1504 US primary care physicians. Respondents were asked how responsible patients are for two conditions with more-developed medical explanations (depression and anxiety) and two conditions with less-developed medical explanations (chronic back pain and fibromyalgia), and how much satisfaction they experienced in treating each condition...
May 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415334/quantum-jarzynski-equality-of-measurement-based-work-extraction
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Yohei Morikuni, Hiroyasu Tajima, Naomichi Hatano
Many studies of quantum-size heat engines assume that the dynamics of an internal system is unitary and that the extracted work is equal to the energy loss of the internal system. Both assumptions, however, should be under scrutiny. In the present paper, we analyze quantum-scale heat engines, employing the measurement-based formulation of the work extraction recently introduced by Hayashi and Tajima [M. Hayashi and H. Tajima, arXiv:1504.06150]. We first demonstrate the inappropriateness of the unitary time evolution of the internal system (namely, the first assumption above) using a simple two-level system; we show that the variance of the energy transferred to an external system diverges when the dynamics of the internal system is approximated to a unitary time evolution...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410503/continuous-micro-current-stimulation-to-upgrade-methanolic-wastewater-biodegradation-and-biomethane-recovery-in-an-upflow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-uasb-reactor
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Guangyin Zhen, Xueqin Lu, Takuro Kobayashi, Lianghu Su, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Péter Bakonyi, Yan He, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Nándor Nemestóthy, Kaiqin Xu, Youcai Zhao
The dispersion of granules in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor represents a critical technical issue in methanolic wastewater treatment. In this study, the potentials of coupling a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) into an UASB reactor for improving methanolic wastewater biodegradation, long-term process stability and biomethane recovery were evaluated. The results indicated that coupling a MEC system was capable of improving the overall performance of UASB reactor for methanolic wastewater treatment...
August 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400086/corrigendum-to-epicutaneous-immunization-with-protein-antigen-tnp-ig-alleviates-tnbs-induced-colitis-in-mice-pharmacol-rep-64-2012-1497-1504
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Monika Majewska-Szczepanik, Marta Góralska, Katarzyna Marcińska, Magdalena Zemelka-Wiącek, Anna Strzępa, Iwona Dorożyńska, Marian Szczepanik
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June 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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