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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092165/recommendations-for-best-disinfectant-practices-to-reduce-the-spread-of-infection-via-wrestling-mats
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Linda Mull Young, Vicki Abram Motz, Emily R Markey, Suzanne C Young, Ronald E Beaschler
CONTEXT:  At the request of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the head wrestling coach at our university, we conducted a study of infection transmission in collegiate wrestlers. OBJECTIVE:  To examine disinfectant effectiveness and develop best-practice guidelines for minimizing the spread of skin infections via wrestling mats. DESIGN:  Controlled laboratory study and crossover study. SETTING:  Laboratory and two 15-college wrestling invitational meets...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078997/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-the-show-must-go-on
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Niki Katsiki, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent but moderate, predictor for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevalence and severity. Several established and emerging cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including age, gender, ethnicity, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, arterial stiffness and hyperuricemia have been linked to Lp(a) metabolism. Apart from CHD, Lp(a) has been also associated with non-cardiac vascular diseases and diseases associated with increased CV risk such as chronic kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases and human immunodeficiency virus infection...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078657/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-dietary-intake-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-bmi-among-cancer-survivors-2005-and-2010-national-health-interview-surveys-nhis
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Doratha A Byrd, Tanya Agurs-Collins, David Berrigan, Richard Lee, Frances E Thompson
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports racial/ethnic differences in mean dietary and alcohol intake, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) among cancer survivors and examines adherence to the American Cancer Society and the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. METHODS: Data are from the cross-sectional 2005 and 2010 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). The total sample of cancer survivors (N = 3367) included non-Hispanic Whites (NHW; N = 2698), non-Hispanic Blacks (NHBs; N = 379), and Hispanics (N = 290)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078491/prognostic-factors-in-early-breast-cancer-associated-with-body-mass-index-physical-functioning-physical-activity-and-comorbidity-data-from-a-nationwide-danish-cohort
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Trine L Guldberg, Søren Christensen, Robert Zachariae, Anders Bonde Jensen
PURPOSE: To explore the associations between lifestyle-related factors and tumor-related prognostic factors in women treated for primary breast cancer, and to detect possible differences between the associations in pre- and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Associations between tumor-related prognostic factors, including the composite endpoint risk of recurrence (RoR), body mass index (BMI), comorbidity (Charlson comorbidity index), basic physical functioning (SF-36), physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption were examined with binary logistic regression analysis in a national cohort of 4917 women treated for primary breast cancer...
January 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072453/post-treatment-low-risk-drinking-as-a-predictor-of-future-drinking-and-problem-outcomes-among-individuals-with-alcohol-use-disorders-a-9-year-follow-up
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Andrea H Kline-Simon, Raye Z Litten, Constance M Weisner, Daniel E Falk
BACKGROUND: Treatment for alcohol use disorders has traditionally been abstinence-oriented, but new research and regulatory guidelines suggest that low-risk drinking may also be an acceptable treatment outcome. However, little is known about long-term outcomes for patients who become low-risk drinkers post-treatment. This study explores a post-treatment low-risk drinking outcome as a predictor of future drinking and psychosocial outcomes over 9 years. METHODS: Study participants were adults with alcohol use disorders at treatment entry who received follow-up interviews 6 months post-treatment intake (N=1061) in two large randomized studies conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a large private, nonprofit, integrated health system...
January 10, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062315/simplifying-the-who-how-to-hand-rub-technique-three-steps-are-as-effective-as-six-results-from-an-experimental-randomized-cross-over-trial
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Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Manfred L Rotter, Reno Frei, Danica Nogarth, Peter Häusermann, Anne Stranden, Didier Pittet, Andreas F Widmer
OBJECTIVES: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on hand hygiene recommending a six-step "how to hand rub" technique for applying alcohol-based hand rub. However, adherence to all six steps is poor. We assessed a simplified three-step technique and compared it to the conventional WHO six-step technique in terms of bacterial counts' reduction on healthcare workers' (HCW) hands. METHODS: Thirty-two participants were randomly assigned to clean their hands following the six-step "how to hand rub" technique (WHO-reference group) or a simplified three-step technique (intervention group)...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060242/adult-liver-allocation-in-eurotransplant
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Ina Jochmans, Marieke van Rosmalen, Jacques Pirenne, Undine Samuel
Liver allocation in Eurotransplant is complex as allocation rules need to follow not only the guidelines of the European Commission but also the specific regulations of each of the 7 Eurotransplant countries with active liver transplant programs. Thirty-eight liver transplant centers served a population of about 135 million in 2015. Around 1600 deceased donor livers are transplanted annually. The number of deceased organ donors remains stable but donor age is increasing. Nevertheless, liver utilization rates are unchanged at around 80%...
January 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045778/a-14-year-audit-and-analysis-of-human-skin-allograft-discards
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Jordan Spradbrow, Matthew Etchells, Robert Cartotto, Alison Halliday, Yulia Lin, Andrew Simor, Raj Visvalingam, Jeannie Callum
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of skin allograft discard and bacterial contamination due to donor bioburden at the Ontario Professional Firefighters Skin Bank over a 14-year period. We sought to determine whether modifications to our prerecovery donor preparation process have been effective in reducing skin bioburden and identify other potential risk factors of allograft contamination. A retrospective review of all skin donors (n = 259) processed from 2002 to 2015 was performed. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine whether donor-related factors and procurement-related factors were significantly associated with microbial contamination predisinfection and discard secondary to contamination...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039866/the-age-varying-association-of-student-status-with-excessive-alcohol-use-ages-18-to-30-years
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Rebecca J Evans-Polce, Jennifer L Maggs, Jeremy Staff, Stephanie T Lanza
BACKGROUND: There is a well-known link between attending college and engaging in excessive alcohol use. This study examines in a national sample how the association between student status and excessive alcohol use changes from late adolescence through young adulthood and whether the association of student status with excessive alcohol use is different for students residing with versus away from parents during the school year. METHODS: This study used cross-sectional data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a nationally representative sample of noninstitutionalized civilian adults residing in the United States...
December 30, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028047/content-analysis-of-uk-newspaper-and-online-news-representations-of-women-s-and-men-s-binge-drinking-a-challenge-for-communicating-evidence-based-messages-about-single-episodic-drinking
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C Patterson, C Emslie, O Mason, G Fergie, S Hilton
OBJECTIVES: In the UK, men's alcohol-related morbidity and mortality still greatly exceeds women's, despite an increase in women's alcohol consumption in recent decades. New UK alcohol guidelines introduce gender-neutral low-risk alcohol consumption guidance. This study explores how UK newspaper and online news represent women's and men's 'binge' drinking to identify opportunities to better align reporting of harmful drinking with evidence. DESIGN: Quantitative and qualitative content analysis of 308 articles published in 7 UK national newspapers and the BBC News website between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013...
December 27, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019652/clinical-validation-of-reduced-alcohol-consumption-after-treatment-for-alcohol-dependence-using-the-world-health-organization-risk-drinking-levels
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Katie Witkiewitz, Kevin A Hallgren, Henry R Kranzler, Karl F Mann, Deborah S Hasin, Daniel E Falk, Raye Z Litten, Stephanie S O'Malley, Raymond F Anton
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a highly prevalent public health problem associated with considerable individual and societal costs. Abstinence from alcohol is the most widely accepted target of treatment for AUD, but it severely limits treatment options and could deter individuals who prefer to reduce their drinking from seeking treatment. Clinical validation of reduced alcohol consumption as the primary outcome of alcohol clinical trials is critical for expanding treatment options...
January 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018872/trends-in-binge-drinking-in-canada-from-1996-to-2013-a-repeated-cross-sectional-analysis
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Andrew G M Bulloch, Jeanne V A Williams, Dina H Lavorato, Scott B Patten
BACKGROUND: Heavy drinking is a major factor in morbidity and mortality worldwide. Little information is available on trends in Canada regarding alcohol abuse. We sought to estimate abstinence, binge drinking and alcohol intake exceeding low-risk drinking guidelines in the Canadian population from 1996 to 2013. METHODS: The data sources for this analysis were a series of cross-sectional national health surveys of the Canadian population carried out by Statistics Canada between 1996 and 2013...
October 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017552/-spanish-adaptation-of-the-2016-european-guidelines-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice
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M Á Royo-Bordonada, P Armario, J M Lobos Bejarano, J Pedro-Botet, F Villar Alvarez, R Elosua, C Brotons Cuixart, O Cortés, B Serrano, M Cammafort Babkowski, A Gil Núñez, A Pérez, A Maiques, A de Santiago Nocito, A Castro, E Alegría, C Baeza, M Herranz, S Sans, P Campos
The VI European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention recommend combining population and high-risk strategies with lifestyle changes as a cornerstone of prevention, and propose the SCORE function to quantify cardiovascular risk. The guidelines highlight disease specific interventions, and conditions as women, young people and ethnic minorities. Screening for subclinical atherosclerosis with noninvasive imaging techniques is not recommended. The guidelines distinguish four risk levels (very high, high, moderate and low) with therapeutic objectives for lipid control according to risk...
December 22, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008975/pre-conception-and-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-from-mothers-and-fathers-drinking-and-head-circumference-results-from-the-norwegian-mother-child-study-moba
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Luisa Zuccolo, Lisa A DeRoo, Andrew K Wills, George Davey Smith, Pål Suren, Christine Roth, Camilla Stoltenberg, Per Magnus
Although microcephaly is a feature of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, it is currently unknown whether low-to-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure affects head circumference. Small magnitude associations reported in observational studies are likely to be misleading due to confounding and misclassification biases. Alternative analytical approaches such as the use of family negative controls (e.g. comparing the effects of maternal and paternal exposure) could help disentangle causal effects. We investigated the association of maternal and paternal alcohol drinking before and early in pregnancy with infant head circumference, using data from 68,244 mother-father-offspring trios from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) (1999-2009)...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006997/guidelines-for-biological-treatment-of-substance-use-and-related-disorders-part-1-alcoholism-first-revision
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Michael Soyka, Henry R Kranzler, Victor Hesselbrock, Siegfried Kasper, Jochen Mutschler, Hans-Jürgen Möller
These practice guidelines for the biological treatment of alcohol use disorders are an update of the first edition, published in 2008, which was developed by an international Task Force of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP). For this 2016 revision, we performed a systematic review (MEDLINE/PUBMED database, Cochrane Library) of all available publications pertaining to the biological treatment of alcoholism and extracted data from national guidelines. The Task Force evaluated the identified literature with respect to the strength of evidence for the efficacy of each medication and subsequently categorised it into six levels of evidence (A-F) and five levels of recommendation (1-5)...
December 23, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001061/atomistic-mechanisms-underlying-selectivities-in-c1-and-c2-products-from-electrochemical-reduction-of-co-on-cu-111
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Hai Xiao, Tao Cheng, William A Goddard
Practical environmental and energy applications of the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to chemicals and fuels require far more efficient and selective electrocatalysts beyond the only working material Cu, but the wealth of experimental data on Cu can serve to validate any proposed mechanisms. To provide design guidelines, we use quantum mechanics to predict the detailed atomistic mechanisms responsible for C1 and C2 products on Cu. Thus, we report the pH dependent routes to the major products, methane and ethylene, and identify the key intermediates where branches to methanol, ketene, ethanol, acetylene, and ethane are kinetically blocked...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999524/individual-and-co-occurring-snap-risk-factors-smoking-nutrition-alcohol-consumption-and-physical-activity-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Julia M Balto, Ipek Ensari, Elizabeth A Hubbard, Naiman Khan, Jennifer L Barnes, Robert W Motl
Background: Smoking, poor nutrition, excess alcohol consumption, and insufficient physical activity underlie most preventable causes of morbidity in the general population and may be associated with comorbidities and health outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the frequency of co-occurrence of these risk factors in people with MS remains unclear. Methods: Sixty-nine individuals with MS completed self-report measures of smoking status, nutrition, alcohol use, physical activity levels, and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics...
November 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995906/acg-clinical-guideline-evaluation-of-abnormal-liver-chemistries
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Paul Y Kwo, Stanley M Cohen, Joseph K Lim
Clinicians are required to assess abnormal liver chemistries on a daily basis. The most common liver chemistries ordered are serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. These tests should be termed liver chemistries or liver tests. Hepatocellular injury is defined as disproportionate elevation of AST and ALT levels compared with alkaline phosphatase levels. Cholestatic injury is defined as disproportionate elevation of alkaline phosphatase level as compared with AST and ALT levels...
January 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993395/a-sensitive-and-accurate-method-for-the-determination-of-perfluoroalkyl-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-in-human-serum-using-a-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-online-solid-phase-extraction-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Chang Ho Yu, Bhupendra Patel, Marilou Palencia, Zhihua Tina Fan
A selective, sensitive, and accurate analytical method for the measurement of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in human serum, utilizing LC-MS/MS (liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry), was developed and validated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for biological sample analysis. Tests were conducted to determine the optimal analytical column, mobile phase composition and pH, gradient program, and cleaning procedure. The final analytical column selected for analysis was an extra densely bonded silica-packed reverse-phase column (Agilent XDB-C8, 3...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993253/-methodological-aspects-of-the-sampling-design-for-the-2015-national-mental-health-survey
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Nelcy Rodríguez, Viviana Alejandra Rodríguez, Eugenia Ramírez, Sandra Cediel, Fabián Gil, Martín Alonso Rondón
INTRODUCTION: The WHO has encouraged the development, implementation and evaluation of policies related to mental health all over the world. In Colombia, within this framework and promoted by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, as well as being supported by Colciencias, the fourth National Mental Health Survey (NMHST) was conducted using a observational cross sectional study. According to the context and following the guidelines and sampling design, a summary of the methodology used for this sampling process is presented...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
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