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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441793/patterns-beliefs-norms-and-perceived-harms-of-hookah-smoking-in-north-iran
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Rahman Berdi Ozouni Davaji, Yousef Dadban Shahamat, Farshid Hajili Davaji, Kamal Mirkarimi, Abdurrahman Charkazi, Bagher Pahlavanzadeh, Navisa Sadat Seydghasemi, Gholamreza Sharifirad, Mitra Moodi, Ayoub Elahi
Introduction: Hookah smoking is considered as a public health threat around the globe. The aim of this study was to investigatethe hookah smoking patterns, beliefs, norms and perceived harms in Golestan province of Iran. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 395 hookah smokers using convenience sampling method in 2015. To collect data, Heinz’s hookah patternwas utilized. Ordinal regression models were used to exploring of covariates related to the odds of life time, last-30-day, and current hookah use...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441697/hypertension-management-in-a-population-of-older-adults-in-rural-south-africa
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Thiago Veiga Jardim, Sheridan Reiger, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Ryan G Wagner, Alisha Wade, Till W Bärnighausen, Joshua Salomon, Stephen Tollman, Thomas A Gaziano
OBJECTIVE: Assess awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, as an indication of its management, in rural South Africa, especially regarding modifiers of these variables. METHODS: A population-representative sample of adults aged at least 40 years residing in the rural Agincourt subdistrict (Mpumalanga Province) covered by a long-term health and sociodemographic surveillance system was recruited. In-person interviews, physical exams, and dried blood spots were collected...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441691/the-shorter-the-person-the-higher-the-blood-pressure-a-birth-cohort-study
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Päivi E Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Johan G Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: Short adult stature is known to be associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but the underlying explanatory mechanisms remain largely unknown. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the relationship between height and blood pressure (BP), a major determinant of cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: We performed BP measurements including 24-h ambulatory BP measurements in 534 participants (mean age 61 ± 3 years, 51...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441430/short-telomere-length-is-associated-with-renal-impairment-in-japanese-subjects-with-cardiovascular-risk
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Kazuo Eguchi, Lawrence S Honig, Joseph H Lee, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
INTRODUCTION: Short telomere length has been suggested to be associated with atherosclerotic changes in Western populations. We examined the relationships between leukocyte telomere length and cardiovascular and renal function in a Japanese cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 770 subjects who each had at least one cardiovascular risk factor. The mean age was 59.5 ± 12.2 years; mean BMI was 25.1 ± 4.6 kg/m2. We measured leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by quantitative PCR (T/S ratio), and measured other biomarkers from blood and urine samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441094/background-rates-of-disease-in-latin-american-children-from-a-rotavirus-vaccine-study
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Marc Baay, Kaatje Bollaerts, Claudio Struchiner, Thomas Verstraeten
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of background rates of adverse events is crucial to assess vaccine safety concerns. We used data from a rotavirus vaccine study (Ruiz-Palacios et al., NEJM, 2006) including 63,225 infants from 11 Latin American countries to investigate reporting rates of serious adverse events (SAEs) among these infants, and describe rates by country, gender, age, and season. METHODS: For this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, investigators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela recruited 6-to-13-week-old healthy infants...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440983/-detection-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-healthcare-workers-on-the-basis-of-who-jnc-7-atp-iii-criteria
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Roma Rubí Rodríguez-Reyes, José Eduardo Navarro-Zarza, Tania Leticia Tello-Divicino, Isela Parra-Rojas, Oscar Zaragoza-García, Iris Paola Guzmán-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements are significant parameters in the assessment of cardiovascular risk (CVR). The aim was to establish the distribution of clinical-anthropometric parameters in health care workers according to the criteria established by WHO/JNC 7/ATP III. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study in 350 workers of a general hospital. Definitions of anthropometric alterations were made considering the criteria established by WHO and the Asian ATP III, while altered blood pressure was defined by criteria JNC 7 and ATP III...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440932/microplastics-in-a-freshwater-environment-receiving-treated-wastewater-effluent
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Steven Lasee, Jessica Mauricio, William A Thompson, Adcharee Karnjanapiboonwong, John Kasumba, Seenivasan Subbiah, Audra N Morse, Todd A Anderson
Small plastic fragments (microplastics or solid particles <5 mm in size or "microbeads" used in personal care products and cosmetics) may ultimately find their way into aquatic environments. We studied the presence of microplastics (particle sizes 53-105 μm and 106-179 μm) spatially and temporally in 3 connected urban lakes being fed by treated wastewater effluent in Lubbock, Texas. These lakes also serve as drainage during storm events. Water samples from drainage playa wetlands within the city were also collected...
May 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440861/findings-from-the-families-on-track-intervention-pilot-trial-for-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-and-their-families
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Christie L M Petrenko, Mary E Pandolfino, Luther K Robinson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are at high risk for costly, debilitating mental health problems and secondary conditions, such as school disruption, trouble with the law, and substance use. The study objective was to pilot a multi-component intervention designed to prevent secondary conditions in children with FASD and improve family adaptation. METHODS: Thirty children with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) (ages 4 to 8) and their primary caregivers were enrolled...
April 25, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440752/assessment-study-of-the-nutritional-status-eating-habits-and-physical-activity-of-the-schooled-population-of-centelles-hostalets-de-baleny%C3%A3-and-sant-mart%C3%A3-de-centelles-alin-2014-study
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Queralt Aguilà, Maria Àngels Ramón, Susana Matesanz, Ramon Vilatimó, Irene Del Moral, Carles Brotons, Àngels Ulied
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Malnourishment can be caused by either a lack of food or an excess of low-nutrient foods. Due to several factors, this predisposes children to academic failure. The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of school children with eating problems, study their nutrition level, food quality in the diet, and level of physical activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved the school children between 3 months and 16.5 years of age in the municipalities of Centelles, Hostalets de Balenyà and Sant Martí de Centelles...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440252/adjustment-to-acquired-vision-loss-in-adults-presenting-for-visual-disability-certification
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Aditya Nakade, Jolly Rohatgi, Manjeet S Bhatia, Upreet Dhaliwal
CONTEXT: Rehabilitation of the visually disabled depends on how they adjust to loss; understanding contributing factors may help in effective rehabilitation. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess adjustment to acquired vision loss in adults. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This observational study, conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology at a tertiary-level teaching hospital, included thirty persons (25-65 years) with <6/60 in the better eye, and vision loss since ≥6-months...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439904/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-oral-health-literacy-instrument-for-the-chilean-population
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Ricardo A Cartes-Velásquez, Luis Luengo Machuca
OBJECTIVE: To report the adaptation and cultural validation of the Oral Health Literacy Instrument (OHLI) for the adult Chilean population attending public and university health services. STUDY DESIGN: The original OHLI in English was translated to Spanish and back-translated, then a preliminary version was obtained following review by four experts. A pilot study was carried out in 30 patients, who were asked to assess their understanding of the questionnaire. The following variables were included: sociodemographic factors (sex, age, average monthly income, education and marital status); oral health (history of caries, periodontal disease and oral hygiene); oral health-related quality of life; health literacy; oral health literacy; and psychometric properties (internal consistency, temporal stability, convergent validity and predictive validity)...
April 24, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439741/effect-of-victimization-on-impulse-control-and-binge-drinking-among-serious-juvenile-offenders-from-adolescence-to-young-adulthood
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Jordan P Davis, Tara M Dumas, Benjamin L Berey, Gabriel J Merrin, Joseph R Cimpian, Brent W Roberts
A vast literature has found longitudinal effects of early life stress on substance use and self-regulatory processes. These associations may vary by period-specific development among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The current study used an accelerated longitudinal design and auto-regressive latent trajectory with structure residuals (ALT-SR) model to examine the within-person cross-lagged associations between binge drinking, impulse control, and victimization from 15 to 25 years of age. A large sample (N = 1100) of justice-involved youth were followed longitudinally for 7 years (M age baseline  = 15...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439535/a-murine-preclinical-syngeneic-transplantation-model-for-breast-cancer-precision-medicine
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Lorenzo Federico, Zechen Chong, Dong Zhang, Daniel J McGrail, Wei Zhao, Kang Jin Jeong, Christopher P Vellano, Zhenlin Ju, Mihai Gagea, Shuying Liu, Shreya Mitra, Jennifer B Dennison, Philip L Lorenzi, Robert Cardnell, Lixia Diao, Jing Wang, Yiling Lu, Lauren A Byers, Charles M Perou, Shiaw-Yih Lin, Gordon B Mills
We previously demonstrated that altered activity of lysophosphatidic acid in murine mammary glands promotes tumorigenesis. We have now established and characterized a heterogeneous collection of mouse-derived syngeneic transplants (MDSTs) as preclinical platforms for the assessment of personalized pharmacological therapies. Detailed molecular and phenotypic analyses revealed that MDSTs are the most heterogeneous group of genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) of breast cancer yet observed. Response of MDSTs to trametinib, a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) kinase inhibitor, correlated with RAS/MAPK signaling activity, as expected from studies in xenografts and clinical trials providing validation of the utility of the model...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439380/cardiovascular-disease-incidence-and-risk-factor-patterns-among-omanis-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Abdul Hakeem Al Rawahi, Patricia Lee, Zaher A M Al Anqoudi, Ahmed Al Busaidi, Muna Al Rabaani, Faisal Al Mahrouqi, Ahmed M Al Busaidi
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Its incidence and risk factor patterns vary widely across different diabetic populations. This study aims to assess the incidence and risk factor patterns of CVD events among Omanis with T2DM. METHODS: A sample of 2 039 patients with T2DM from a primary care setting, who were free of CVD at beseline (2009-2010) were involved in a retrospective cohort study...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439223/outer-hair-cell-and-auditory-nerve-function-in-speech-recognition-in-quiet-and-in-background-noise
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Richard Hoben, Gifty Easow, Sofia Pevzner, Mark A Parker
The goal of this study was to describe the contribution of outer hair cells (OHCs) and the auditory nerve (AN) to speech understanding in quiet and in the presence of background noise. Fifty-three human subjects with hearing ranging from normal to moderate sensorineural hearing loss were assayed for both speech in quiet (Word Recognition) and speech in noise (QuickSIN test) performance. Their scores were correlated with OHC function as assessed via distortion product otoacoustic emissions, and AN function as measured by amplitude, latency, and threshold of the VIIIth cranial nerve Compound Action Potential (CAP) recorded during electrocochleography (ECochG)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438888/accessibility-availability-and-potential-benefits-of-psycho-oncology-services-the-perspective-of-community-based-physicians-providing-cancer-survivorship-care
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Verena Zimmermann-Schlegel, Mechthild Hartmann, Halina Sklenarova, Wolfgang Herzog, Markus W Haun
BACKGROUND: As persons of trust, community-based physicians providing survivorship care (e.g., general practitioners [GPs]) often serve as the primary contacts for cancer survivors disclosing distress. From the perspective of physicians providing survivorship care for cancer patients, this study explores (a) the accessibility, availability, and potential benefits of psycho-oncology services; (b) whether physicians themselves provide psychosocial support; and (c) predictors for impeded referrals of survivors to services...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438841/practice-guideline-summary-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-incidence-rates-and-risk-factors-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology-and-the-american-epilepsy-society
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Cynthia Harden, Torbjörn Tomson, David Gloss, Jeffrey Buchhalter, J Helen Cross, Elizabeth Donner, Jacqueline A French, Anthony Gil-Nagel, Dale C Hesdorffer, W Henry Smithson, Mark C Spitz, Thaddeus S Walczak, Josemir W Sander, Philippe Ryvlin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence rates of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in different epilepsy populations and address the question of whether risk factors for SUDEP have been identified. METHODS: Systematic review of evidence; modified Grading Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation process for developing conclusions; recommendations developed by consensus. RESULTS: Findings for incidence rates based on 12 Class I studies include the following: SUDEP risk in children with epilepsy (aged 0-17 years) is 0...
April 25, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438728/designing-patient-centered-text-messaging-interventions-for-increasing-physical-activity-among-participants-with-type-2-diabetes-qualitative-results-from-the-text-to-move-intervention
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Gabrielle N Horner, Stephen Agboola, Kamal Jethwani, Aswita Tan-McGrory, Lenny Lopez
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease affecting approximately 29.1 million people in the United States, and an additional 86 million adults have prediabetes. Diabetes self-management education, a complex health intervention composed of 7 behaviors, is effective at improving self-care behaviors and glycemic control. Studies have employed text messages for education, reminders, and motivational messaging that can serve as "cues to action," aiming to improve glucose monitoring, self-care behaviors, appointment attendance, and medication adherence...
April 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438727/influence-of-telecommunication-modality-internet-transmission-quality-and-accessories-on-speech-perception-in-cochlear-implant-users
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Georgios Mantokoudis, Roger Koller, Jérémie Guignard, Marco Caversaccio, Martin Kompis, Pascal Senn
BACKGROUND: Telecommunication is limited or even impossible for more than one-thirds of all cochlear implant (CI) users. OBJECTIVE: We sought therefore to study the impact of voice quality on speech perception with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) under real and adverse network conditions. METHODS: Telephone speech perception was assessed in 19 CI users (15-69 years, average 42 years), using the German HSM (Hochmair-Schulz-Moser) sentence test comparing Skype and conventional telephone (public switched telephone networks, PSTN) transmission using a personal computer (PC) and a digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) telephone dual device...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438654/dysembryoplastic-neuroectodermal-tumor-an-analysis-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program-2004-2013
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Ha Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani
INTRODUCTION: Dysembryoplastic neuroectodermal tumor (DNT) is a rare neoplasm. Though the pathology is commonly considered benign, there have been various reports documenting rapid growth, recurrence/ progression, sudden death, and malignant transformation. Most studies have addressed outcomes regarding seizure control, but limited data exist regarding incidence and survival. Consequently, we explore the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to explore the epidemiology of DNT...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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