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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319907/the-impact-of-welfare-reform-on-the-health-insurance-coverage-utilization-and-health-of-low-education-single-mothers
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Kimberly Narain, Marianne Bitler, Ninez Ponce, Gerald Kominski, Susan Ettner
The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 imposed time limits on the receipt of welfare cash benefits and mandated cash benefit sanctions for failure to meet work requirements. Many studies examining the health implications of PRWORA have found associated declines in health insurance coverage and healthcare utilization among single mothers but no impact of PRWORA on health outcomes. A limitation of this literature is that most studies cover a time period before time limits were implemented in all states and also before individuals began actually timing out...
March 11, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319715/small-area-spatiotemporal-analysis-of-heatwave-impacts-on-elderly-mortality-in-paris-a-cluster-analysis-approach
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Tarik Benmarhnia, Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Martina S Ragettli, Séverine Deguen
BACKGROUND: Heat-waves have a substantial public health burden. Understanding spatial heterogeneity at a fine spatial scale in relation to heat and related mortality is central to target interventions towards vulnerable communities. OBJECTIVES: To determine the spatial variability of heat-wave-related mortality risk among elderly in Paris, France at the census block level. We also aimed to assess area-level social and environmental determinants of high mortality risk within Paris...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319584/episode-of-care-characteristics-and-costs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-in-hospitals-belonging-to-the-high-value-health-care-collaborative-compared-with-similar-hospitals-in-the-same-health-care-markets
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William B Weeks, William J Schoellkopf, David J Ballard, Gary S Kaplan, Brent James, James N Weinstein
BACKGROUND: To inform consumers and restrain health care cost growth, efforts to promote transparency and to reimburse for care episodes are accelerating in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics and costs of 30-day episode of care for hip and knee replacement occurring in High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC)-member hospitals to those occurring in like non-HVHC-member hospitals in the same 15 health care markets before interventions by HVHC members to improve health care value for those interventions...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318957/oceanic-meteorological-conditions-influence-incidence-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Thierry Patrice, Bertrand Rozec, Hubert Desal, Yvonnick Blanloeil
OBJECTIVE: Publications concerning the weather pattern of occurrence of the subarachnoid hemorrhage have produced controversial results. We chose to study subarachnoid hemorrhage occurring in oceanic climate with deep variations focusing on partial oxygen volume (pO2) and patient history. METHODS: Seventy-one patients had been successively recruited from a single center 45 km from the Atlantic shore. Climate conditions had been analyzed from 72 hours before subarachnoid hemorrhage to 24 hours after...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318723/pan-european-survey-of-the-topical-ocular-use-of-cyclosporine-a
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A Labbé, C Baudouin, D Ismail, M Amrane, J-S Garrigue, A Leonardi, F C Figueiredo, G Van Setten, M Labetoulle
OBJECTIVE: To assess medical practices surrounding the use of topical ocular cyclosporine A across European Union nations. METHODS: Key stakeholders (ophthalmologists, hospital pharmacists, regulatory health authorities) from European Union member states were interviewed by telephone using a semi-structured, open-ended questionnaire. Ophthalmologists responded to questions about practice patterns of cyclosporine A use (prescription frequency, indication, dosage), pharmacists about cyclosporine A formulations (composition, manufacturing process, quality control, distribution), and the regulatory authorities about market authorization and pharmacovigilance for various cyclosporine A products...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318072/lifetime-risk-of-mortality-due-to-different-levels-of-alcohol-consumption-in-seven-european-countries-implications-for-low-risk-drinking-guidelines
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Kevin D Shield, Gerrit Gmel, Gerhard Gmel, Pia Mäkelä, Charlotte Probst, Robin Room, Jürgen Rehm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines require a scientific basis that extends beyond individual or group judgements of risk. Lifetime mortality risks, judged against established thresholds for acceptable risk, may provide such a basis for guidelines. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate alcohol mortality risks for seven European countries based on different average daily alcohol consumption amounts. METHODS: The maximum acceptable voluntary premature mortality risk was determined to be 1 in 1,000, with sensitivity analyses of 1 in 100...
March 20, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317832/-variations-of-oral-fluid-microbiota-in-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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B N Davydov, A M Samoukina, E S Mikhailova, O A Gavrilova, Yu A Alekseeva
The aim of the study was to establish the bacterial and viral associations of saliva and the immune resistance in 127 healthy people of different ages. The analysis sorted out three variants of oral fluid microbiota differing by certain combination of indigenous and facultative microflora. It was found that with age there is a significant increase in the number of adolescents with the third variant of the microbiota, characterized by a decrease in the number of indigenous microflora and increase in opportunistic microorganisms and viruses...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317479/climate-changes-and-human-health-a-review-of-the-effect-of-environmental-stressors-on-cardiovascular-diseases-across-epidemiology-and-biological-mechanisms
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Paolo Giorgini, Paolo Di Giosia, Marco Petrarca, Francesco Lattanzio, Cosimo Andrea Stamerra, Claudio Ferri
BACKGROUND: Climate change is rapidly affecting all the regions of our planet. The most relevant example is global warming, which impacts on the earth's ecosystems, threatening human health. Other effects include extreme variations in temperature and increases in air pollution. These events may negatively impact mortality and morbidity for cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this review, we discuss the main effects of climate changes on cardiovascular diseases, reporting the epidemiological evidences and the biological mechanisms linking climate change consequences to hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart diseases, heart failure and stroke...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316889/functional-and-health-promoting-inherent-attributes-of-enterococcus-hirae-f2-as-a-novel-probiotic-isolated-from-the-digestive-tract-of-the-freshwater-fish-catla-catla
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Mohd Adnan, Mitesh Patel, Sibte Hadi
BACKGROUND: Probiotic microorganisms are gaining global importance because of their use in the preparation of a nutraceutical or in the treatment of infections. As per the health industry demand, there is an urgent need for exploring new indigenous probiotic strains with its specific origin due to variation in gut microflora, different food habits and specific host-microbial interactions. The main objective of the present study was to isolate and identify a novel probiotic Enterococcus strain from the gut of Catla catla fish and evaluate its potentiality as a potent probiotic...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316024/spatial-distribution-of-allergenic-pollen-through-a-large-metropolitan-area
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Barbora Werchan, Matthias Werchan, Hans-Guido Mücke, Ulrich Gauger, Anke Simoleit, Torsten Zuberbier, Karl-Christian Bergmann
For nearly a decade, the majority of the world's population has been living in cities, including a considerable percentage of people suffering from pollen allergy. The increasing concentration of people in cities results in larger populations being exposed to allergenic pollen at the same time. There is almost no information about spatial distribution of pollen within cities as well as a lack of information about the possible impact to human health. To obtain this increasing need for pollen exposure studies on an intra-urban scale, a novelty screening network of 14 weekly changed pollen traps was established within a large metropolitan area-Berlin, Germany...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315849/environmental-and-genetic-determinants-of-two-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-healthy-australian-children
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Abdulhadi Bima, Angela Pezic, Cong Sun, Fergus J Cameron, Christine Rodda, Ingrid van der Mei, Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke, Terence Dwyer, Andrew Kemp, Jun Qu, John Carlin, Justine A Ellis, Anne-Louise Ponsonby
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with adverse health outcomes. We examined genetic and environmental determinants of serum 25(OH)D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 in childhood. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 322 healthy Australian children (predominantly Caucasians) who provided a venous blood sample. A parental interview was conducted and skin phototype and anthropometry measures were assessed. Concentrations of 25(OH)D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 were measured by selective solid-phase extraction-capillary liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315213/enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa
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George N Konstantinou
Food allergy is a public health concern especially after recognizing its constantly increased prevalence and severity. Despite careful reading of food ingredient statements, food allergic individuals may experience reactions caused by "hidden", "masked", or "contaminated" proteins that are known major allergens. Many techniques have been developed to detect even small traces of food allergens, for clinical or laboratory purposes. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the best validated and most routinely used immunoassay in allergy research, in allergy diagnosis in allergy-related quality control in various industries...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315175/associations-of-adipose-and-muscle-tissue-parameters-at-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-with-long-term-health-related-quality-of-life
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Eline H van Roekel, Martijn J L Bours, Malou E M Te Molder, José J L Breedveld-Peters, Steven W M Olde Damink, Leo J Schouten, Silvia Sanduleanu, Geerard L Beets, Matty P Weijenberg
PURPOSE: Increased visceral adiposity (visceral obesity) and muscle wasting (sarcopenia) at colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis, quantified by computed tomography (CT) image analysis, have been unfavorably associated with short-term clinical outcomes and survival, but associations with long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) have not been investigated. We studied associations of visceral adiposity, muscle fat infiltration, muscle mass, and sarcopenia at CRC diagnosis with HRQoL 2-10 years post-diagnosis...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315076/the-juggling-act-of-supervision-in-community-mental-health-implications-for-supporting-evidence-based-treatment
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Shannon Dorsey, Michael D Pullmann, Suzanne E U Kerns, Nathaniel Jungbluth, Rosemary Meza, Kelly Thompson, Lucy Berliner
Supervisors are an underutilized resource for supporting evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community mental health. Little is known about how EBT-trained supervisors use supervision time. Primary aims were to describe supervision (e.g., modality, frequency), examine functions of individual supervision, and examine factors associated with time allocation to supervision functions. Results from 56 supervisors and 207 clinicians from 25 organizations indicate high prevalence of individual supervision, often alongside group and informal supervision...
March 17, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314818/allometric-analysis-detects-brain-size-independent-effects-of-sex-and-sex-chromosome-complement-on-human-cerebellar-organization
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Catherine Mankiw, Min Tae M Park, P K Reardon, Ari M Fish, Liv S Clasen, Deanna Greenstein, Jay N Giedd, Jonathan D Blumenthal, Jason P Lerch, M Mallar Chakravarty, Armin Raznahan
The cerebellum is a large hindbrain structure that is increasingly recognized for its contribution to diverse domains of cognitive and affective processing in human health and disease. Although several of these domains are sex-biased, our fundamental understanding of cerebellar sex differences - including their spatial distribution, potential biological determinants, and independence from brain volume variation - lags far behind that for the cerebrum. Here, we harness automated neuroimaging methods for cerebellar morphometrics in 417 individuals to (i) localize normative male-female differences in raw cerebellar volume, (ii) compare these to sex chromosome effects estimated across five rare X-/Y-chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) syndromes, and (iii) clarify brain size-independent effects of sex and SCA on cerebellar anatomy using a generalizable allometric approach which considers scaling relationships between regional cerebellar volume and brain volume in health...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314141/assay-validation-of-the-cardiac-isoform-of-troponin-i-in-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus-plasma-for-diagnosis-of-cardiac-damage
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Melissa Daigneault, Kendal E Harr, Karen M Dean, Steven J Bursian
Cardiac abnormalities, initially found in Deepwater Horizon weathered MC252 crude oil exposed Double Crested Cormorants (DCCOs) upon gross necropsy, were further investigated using echocardiography. Clinical and statistically significant changes including decreased ventricular myocardial contractility and arrhythmia were elucidated by echocardiography and interpreted by boarded cardiologists as potentially life threatening. The objective of this investigation was to initiate development of an antemortem, sensitive blood screening test for cardiac damage due to oil exposure of avian species...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314077/comparative-subproteomic-analysis-of-clinically-acquired-fluoroquinolone-resistance-and-ciprofloxacin-stress-in-salmonella-typhimurium-dt104b
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Susana Correia, Michel Hébraud, Ingrid Chafsey, Christophe Chambon, Didier Viala, Yolanda Sáenz, José Luis Capelo, Patrícia Poeta, Gilberto Igrejas
PURPOSE: Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide public health threat and Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium phage type DT104B multiresistant strains with additional quinolone resistance have been responsible for global outbreaks and high mortality. Quinolone resistance is known to be multifactorial but is still far from a complete understanding. To give new insights about the resistance mechanisms involved, this work aimed to evaluate subproteome changes between a S...
March 17, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314068/evaluating-the-mental-models-approach-to-developing-a-risk-communication-a-scoping-review-of-the-evidence
#18
Nick Boase, Mathew White, William Gaze, Clare Redshaw
Risk communication is fundamental in ensuring people are equipped with the knowledge needed to navigate varied risks. One generally well-regarded framework for the development of such communications is the mental models approach to risk communication (MMARC). Developed during the 1990s, the MMARC has been applied to a range of health, technological, and environmental risks. However, as yet, we know of no attempt to collate and review articles that evaluated communications developed using the MMARC. This article took a first step at addressing this gap by conducting a scoping review that aimed to begin to explore the fidelity with which the approach has been applied, explore whether there appeared to be sufficient studies to warrant a future systematic review, and identify future research questions...
March 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306416/the-addiction-benefits-scorecard-a-framework-to-promote-health-insurer-accountability-and-support-consumer-engagement
#19
Itai Danovitch, David Kan
Health care insurance plans covering treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) offer a wide range of benefits. Distinctions between health plan benefits are confusing, and consumers making selections may not adequately understand the characteristics or significance of the choices they have. The California Society of Addiction Medicine sought to help consumers make informed decisions about plan selections by providing education on the standard of care for SUD and presenting findings from an expert analysis of selected health plans...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306241/development-of-chemical-isotope-labeling-lc-ms-for-milk-metabolomics-comprehensive-and-quantitative-profiling-of-the-amine-phenol-submetabolome
#20
Dorothea Mung, Liang Li
Milk is a complex sample containing a variety of proteins, lipids and metabolites. Studying the milk metabolome represents an important application of metabolomics in the general area of nutritional research. However, comprehensive and quantitative analysis of milk metabolites is a challenging task due to the wide range of variations in chemical/physical properties and concentrations of these metabolites. We report an analytical workflow for in-depth profiling of the milk metabolome based on chemical isotope labeling (CIL) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) with a focus of using dansylation labeling to target the amine/phenol submetabolome...
March 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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