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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545057/characteristics-and-predictors-of-oral-cancer-knowledge-in-a-predominantly-african-american-community
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Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, Adnan S Hussaini, Nanthiya Sujijantarat, Rajan N Ganesh, Matthew Snider, Devin Thompson, Mark A Varvares
PURPOSE: To characterize smoking and alcohol use, and to describe predictors of oral cancer knowledge among a predominantly African-American population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between September, 2013 among drag racers and fans in East St. Louis. Oral cancer knowledge was derived from combining questionnaire items to form knowledge score. Covariates examined included age, sex, race, marital status, education status, income level, insurance status, tobacco and alcohol use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544995/intrauterine-exposure-to-tobacco-and-executive-functioning-in-high-school
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Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Mark A Richardson, Kathryn Buchanan-Howland, Clara A Chen, Howard Cabral, Timothy C Heeren, Jane Liebschutz, Leah Forman, Deborah A Frank
BACKGROUND: Executive functioning (EF), an umbrella construct encompassing gradual maturation of cognitive organization/management processes, is important to success in multiple settings including high school. Intrauterine tobacco exposure (IUTE) correlates with negative cognitive/behavioral outcomes, but little is known about its association with adolescent EF and information from real-life contexts is sparse. We evaluated the impact of IUTE on teacher-reported observations of EF in urban high school students controlling for covariates including other intrauterine and adolescent substance exposures...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544788/fibrosing-myopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis-associates-with-higher-mortality
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Julie J Paik, Fredrick M Wigley, Ami A Shah, Andrea M Corse, Livia Casciola-Rosen, Laura K Hummers, Andrew L Mammen
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a unique subtype of scleroderma muscle disease exists by comparing the clinical features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with predominant fibrosis on muscle biopsy to those with inflammatory muscle histopathology. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study included SSc patients with muscle weakness and an available muscle biopsy. Biopsies with fibrosis but without inflammation/necrosis were designated as "fibrosing myopathy" and those with inflammation and/or necrosis were assigned a category of "inflammatory myopathy"...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543872/pai-1-gain-of-function-genotype-factors-increasing-pai-1-levels-and-airway-obstruction-the-gala-ii-cohort
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Michael G Sherenian, Seong H Cho, Albert Levin, Jin-Young Min, Sam S Oh, Donglei Hu, Joshua Galanter, Saunak Sen, Scott Huntsman, Celeste Eng, Jose R Rodriguez-Santana, Denise Serebrisky, Pedro C Avila, Ravi Kalhan, Lewis J Smith, Luisa N Borrell, Max A Seibold, L Keoki Williams, Esteban G Burchard, Rajesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: PAI-1 gain of function variants promote airway fibrosis, and are associated with asthma and with worse lung function in subjects with asthma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if the association of a gain-of-function polymorphism in Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor -1 (PAI-1) with airway obstruction is modified by asthma status, and whether any genotype effect persists after accounting for common exposures that increase PAI-1 level. METHODS: We studied 2070 Latino children (8-21y) with genotypic and pulmonary function data from the GALA II cohort...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543865/adapting-the-eating-disorder-examination-for-use-during-pregnancy-preliminary-results-from-a-community-sample-of-women-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Rebecca L Emery, Jennifer L Grace, Rachel P Kolko, Michele D Levine
OBJECTIVE: The Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) is a structured clinical interview that is widely used for assessing disordered eating. Although the EDE has been used in pregnant women, no standard pregnancy version has been developed. Accordingly, the present study aimed to document adaptations made to a pregnancy version of the EDE (EDE-PV) and to describe the internal reliability of this adapted version. METHOD: Three major modifications were made in the development of the EDE-PV...
May 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543179/genetic-ancestry-and-prostate-cancer-susceptibility-snps-in-puerto-rican-and-african-american-men
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Margarita Irizarry-Ramírez, Rick A Kittles, Xuemei Wang, Jeannette Salgado-Montilla, Graciela M Nogueras-González, Ricardo Sánchez-Ortiz, Lourdes Guerrios, Keila Rivera, Ebony Shah, Ina Prokhorova, Pamela Roberson, Patricia Troncoso, Curtis A Pettaway
BACKGROUND: The Puerto Rican (PR) population is a racially admixed population that has a high prostate cancer (PCa) mortality rate. We hypothesized in this pilot study that West African Ancestry (WAA) was associated with PCa in this heterogeneous (PR) population. METHODS: A case/case and case/control study was performed. Controls, 207 African American (AA) and 133 PR were defined as men with no PCa, a serum PSA < 2.5 ng/mL and a negative rectal examination...
May 24, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542099/examining-healthcare-segregation-among-racial-and-ethnic-minorities-receiving-spine-surgical-procedures-in-the-state-of-florida
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Tajdip Sandhu, Daniel J Sturgeon, Kenneth Nwosu, Christopher M Bono
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of the Florida Inpatient Dataset (2011-2014). SBJECTIVE: To examine healthcare segregation among African American and Hispanic patients treated with one of four common spine surgical procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Racial and ethnic minorities are known to be at increased risk of adverse events following spine surgery. Healthcare segregation has been proposed as a source for these disparities, but has not been systematically examined for patients undergoing spine surgery...
May 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542064/assessing-community-leadership-understanding-community-capacity-for-health-improvement
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Billie Castle, Monica Wendel, Brandy N Kelly Pryor, Monique Ingram
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to pilot a quantitative instrument to measure aspects of community leadership within an assessment framework. DESIGN: The instrument includes 14 Likert-type questions asking residents how they perceive leaders within 5 sectors: Louisville Metro Council/Mayor's Office, the faith community, education, business, and the civic sector. SETTING: Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky, has a population of about 743 000 residents...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540771/identifying-therapeutic-targets-for-alzheimer-s-disease-with-big-data
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Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner
Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner is a Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA. A neurogeneticist and board-certified behavioral neurologist, she received her medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey and her doctorate degree in Molecular Neuroscience from Mayo Graduate School. She completed her residency training in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester (MN, USA) and fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville...
April 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540767/the-use-of-pathological-grief-outcomes-in-bereavement-studies-on-african-americans
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Leeat Granek, Tal Peleg-Sagy
Pathological bereavement outcomes (i.e., complicated grief, traumatic grief, prolonged grief disorder) are a robust and growing research area in the psychological and medical sciences. Although grief is considered to be a universal phenomenon, it is well documented that grieving processes and outcomes are culturally and contextually bound. The objectives of this study were: (a) to examine representations of African Americans in the grief and mourning literature and to assess the extent to which this research utilizes pathological grief outcomes; and (b) to examine the characteristics of pathological grief constructs in the literature to assess their relevance for African American populations...
June 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540336/unmet-primary-care-needs-in-diabetic-patients-with-multimorbidity-in-a-medically-underserved-area
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Bianca M Jackson, Mary Lou Gutierrez, George E Relyea, Erik L Carlton, SangNam Ahn, Bonnie L Binkley, James E Bailey
BACKGROUND: Diabetic patients with multimorbidity in medically underserved minority communities are less engaged in primary care and experience high emergency department (ED) utilization. This study assesses unmet primary care needs among diabetic patients in a medically underserved area (MUA). COMMUNITY CONTEXT: A suburb of Memphis-Whitehaven, Tennessee (Shelby County, ZIP codes 38109 and 38116)-majority African American (96.6%) with 30.5% below the poverty level...
January 2017: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540287/it-s-a-process-reactions-to-hiv-diagnosis-and-engagement-in-hiv-care-among-high-risk-heterosexuals
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Alexandra H Kutnick, Marya Viorst Gwadz, Charles M Cleland, Noelle R Leonard, Robert Freeman, Amanda S Ritchie, Talaya McCright-Gill, Kathy Ha, Belkis Y Martinez
After HIV diagnosis, heterosexuals in high-poverty urban areas evidence delays in linkage to care and antiretroviral therapy initiation compared to other groups. Yet barriers to/facilitators of HIV care among these high-risk heterosexuals are understudied. Under the theory of triadic influence, putative barriers to HIV care engagement include individual/attitudinal-level (e.g., fear, medical distrust), social-level (e.g., stigma), and structural-level influences (e.g., poor access). Participants were African-American/Black and Hispanic adults found newly diagnosed with HIV (N = 25) as part of a community-based HIV testing study with heterosexuals in a high-poverty, high-HIV-incidence urban area...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540092/anti-musk-positive-myasthenic-crisis-in-a-7-year-old-female
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Harrison J Matthews, Apisadaporn Thambundit, Brandon R Allen
A seven-year-old African American female with anti-MuSK-positive Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis collapsed while at school from progressively worsening weakness and dyspnea. On initial emergency department presentation, she required 15 liters per minute of supplemental oxygen to maintain oxygen saturation above 92%. Initial pulmonary function tests and venous blood gas led to the decision to place her on noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) with BiPAP in the emergency department. Due to worsening hypercarbia, she later required mechanical intubation in the PICU and underwent IVIG therapy followed by plasmapheresis in order to achieve a stable discharge from the hospital...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539666/replication-and-fine-mapping-of-genetic-predictors-of-lipid-traits-in-african-americans
#14
QiPing Feng, Wei-Qi Wei, Rebecca T Levinson, Jonathan D Mosley, C Michael Stein
Circulating lipid concentrations are among the strongest modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). Most genetic studies have focused on Caucasian populations with little information available for populations of African ancestry. Using a cohort of ~2800 African-Americans (AAs) from a biobank at Vanderbilt University (BioVU), we sought to trans-ethnically replicate genetic variants reported by the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium to be associated with lipid traits in Caucasians, followed by fine-mapping those loci using all available variants on the MetaboChip...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538501/invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Pournima Navalkele, Bülent Özgönenel, Eric McGrath, Paul Lephart, Sharada Sarnaik
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk of fatal sepsis with encapsulated bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, because of the inherent autosplenectomy that occurs in SCD. This risk is thwarted with oral penicillin prophylaxis during the first 5 years of life, and with stringent vaccination against S. pneumoniae alongside routine childhood immunization. But compared with the general African American pediatric population, the rate of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in patients with SCD still remains high, resulting in hospitalization and fatality...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538274/prevalence-of-pulmonary-embolism-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-discharges-a-decade-of-analysis-of-the-national-hospital-discharge-survey
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Srinadh Annangi, Tirumala Rao Dammalapati, Snigdha Nutalapati, Marshaleen N Henriques King
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life threatening preventable medical condition involving sudden occlusion of arteries within the lungs. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory disorder and therefore independently poses a risk of PE. We aimed to determine the association of SLE and PE using National Hospital Discharge Survey data, a national representative sample of hospital discharges throughout the United States. METHODS: Retrospective population-based analysis was done using National Hospital Discharge Survey data for the period 2001 to 2010...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537845/high-rates-of-access-to-health-care-disclosure-of-sexuality-and-gender-identity-to-providers-among-house-and-ball-community-members-in-new-york-city
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Sean Cahill, Sarah Trieweiler, John Guidry, Nelisa Rash, Layla Stamper, Kerith Conron, Nicole Turcotte, Ilana Gratch, Paige Lowry
The House and Ball community is an important cultural manifestation of resiliency for Black and Latino gay and bisexual men and transgender women. Participants at the August, 2013 House of Latex Ball in New York City were surveyed about insurance coverage, health care access, experiences in health care, and housing instability. The sample (n = 367) was 58% Black/African American and 20% Hispanic/Latino, with a mean age of 31. Fifty-five percent were gay and bisexual men. While only 6% identified as transgender, nearly half were gender nonconforming...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536739/histological-diagnoses-of-military-personnel-undergoing-lung-biopsy-after-deployment-to-southwest-asia
#18
Cristian S Madar, Michael R Lewin-Smith, Teri J Franks, Russell A Harley, John S Klaric, Michael J Morris
INTRODUCTION: The current understanding of associations between lung disease and military deployment to Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is both controversial and limited. We sought to clarify the relation between military deployment and biopsy-proven lung disease. METHODS: Retrospective data were analyzed for military personnel with non-neoplastic lung biopsies evaluated at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology or Joint Pathology Center (January 2005 to December 2012)...
May 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536723/improving-medication-adherence-with-two-way-short-message-service-reminders-in-sickle-cell-disease-and-asthma-a-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial
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B M Pernell, Michael R DeBaun, Kathleen Becker, Mark Rodeghier, Valencia Bryant, Robert M Cronin
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a childhood and adult disease that primarily affects African Americans, characterized by life threatening sequelae mitigated by medications. One-way and two-way short message service (SMS) medication reminders have differing efficacy in chronic diseases. There is limited literature about SMS medication reminders in SCD. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to test the feasibility, defined by recruitment/acceptance, retention/attrition, and technology utilization, of two-way SMS medication reminders in individuals with SCD with and without asthma...
May 24, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536665/diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-histopathologic-features-and-clinical-correlations
#20
Robert Ta, Romulo Celli, A Brian West
The case of a 16-year-old African-American girl with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed diffuse alveolar hemorrhage with fatal consequences, is described. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of systemic lupus. It occurs in three distinct but overlapping phenotypes, acute capillaritis, bland pulmonary hemorrhage, and diffuse alveolar damage, each of which is associated with a different group of underlying conditions. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a medical emergency: choice of treatment depends on early diagnosis and determination of the underlying etiology...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
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