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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545099/fine-particles-in-homes-of-predominantly-low-income-families-with-children-and-smokers-key-physical-and-behavioral-determinants-to-inform-indoor-air-quality-interventions
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Neil E Klepeis, John Bellettiere, Suzanne C Hughes, Benjamin Nguyen, Vincent Berardi, Sandy Liles, Saori Obayashi, C Richard Hofstetter, Elaine Blumberg, Melbourne F Hovell
Children are at risk for adverse health outcomes from occupant-controllable indoor airborne contaminants in their homes. Data are needed to design residential interventions for reducing low-income children's pollutant exposure. Using customized air quality monitors, we continuously measured fine particle counts (0.5 to 2.5 microns) over a week in living areas of predominantly low-income households in San Diego, California, with at least one child (under age 14) and at least one cigarette smoker. We performed retrospective interviews on home characteristics, and particle source and ventilation activities occurring during the week of monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545013/level-of-functioning-perceived-work-ability-and-work-status-among-psychiatric-patients-with-major-mental-disorders
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B Karpov, G Joffe, K Aaltonen, J Suvisaari, I Baryshnikov, P Näätänen, M Koivisto, T Melartin, J Oksanen, K Suominen, M Heikkinen, E Isometsä
BACKGROUND: Major mental disorders are highly disabling conditions that result in substantial socioeconomic burden. Subjective and objective measures of functioning or ability to work, their concordance, or risk factors for them may differ between disorders. METHODS: Self-reported level of functioning, perceived work ability, and current work status were evaluated among psychiatric care patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (SSA, n=113), bipolar disorder (BD, n=99), or depressive disorder (DD, n=188) within the Helsinki University Psychiatric Consortium Study...
April 7, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544667/effect-of-the-long-term-administration-of-cyclosporine-a-on-bone-healing-around-osseointegrated-titanium-implants-a-histomorphometric-study-in-the-rabbit-tibia
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Rafael Scaf de Molon, Celso Eduardo Sakakura, Rafael Silveira Faeda, Rafael Sartori, Daniel Palhares, Rogerio Margonar, Elcio Marcantonio
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy on bone healing around osseointegrated implants in the rabbit by means of descriptive histologic and histomorphometric analyses. Eighteen rabbits received one implant each in the right tibia proximal metaphysis. After the bone-healing period of 3 months, 6 randomly selected animals were sacrificed (Group CTL-12) before the immunosuppression therapy initiation to obtain a standard of implant integration. Another six randomly selected animals were submitted to a daily subcutaneous (sc) injection of 10 mg/kg CsA (Group CsA) whereas the six remaining animals received daily sc injections of saline solution (Group CTL-24)...
May 22, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544583/improving-the-occupational-skills-of-students-with-intellectual-disability-by-applying-video-prompting-combined-with-dance-pads
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Mei-Lan Lin, Ming-Shan Chiang, Ching-Hsiang Shih, Meng-Fang Li
BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) are prone to inattention, are slow in learning and reaction, and have deficits in memory skills. Providing proper vocational education and training for individuals with intellectual disability is able to enhance their occupational skills. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study applied video prompting to provide instructional prompts to help participants accurately perform an assigned occupational activity. A control system installed with developed software was used to turn a standard dance pad into a sensor to detect the participants' standing position and to automatically trigger video prompting...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544439/effects-of-cognitive-impairment-on-prosodic-parameters-of-speech-production-planning-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Céline De Looze, Noémie Moreau, Laurent Renié, Finnian Kelly, Alain Ghio, Audrey Rico, Bertrand Audoin, François Viallet, Jean Pelletier, Caterina Petrone
Cognitive impairment (CI) affects 40-65% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). CI can have a negative impact on a patient's everyday activities, such as engaging in conversations. Speech production planning ability is crucial for successful verbal interactions and thus for preserving social and occupational skills. This study investigates the effect of cognitive-linguistic demand and CI on speech production planning in MS, as reflected in speech prosody. A secondary aim is to explore the clinical potential of prosodic features for the prediction of an individual's cognitive status in MS...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544054/associations-between-prevalence-of-adult-atopic-dermatitis-and-occupational-characteristics
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Yeunhee Kwak, Yoonjung Kim
AIM: To examine the prevalence of adult atopic dermatitis according to occupational status. BACKGROUND: While atopic dermatitis is more prevalent among children, some adults also suffer from it. The disease causes considerable difficulty in these adults' social lives at school or work, suggesting that they require high-quality health care. Given the chronic nature and environmental determinants of atopic dermatitis, its associations with occupational characteristics must be clarified...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543959/epidemiology-of-urothelial-carcinoma
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Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
The epithelium lining is defined as the mucosal surfaces of the renal collecting tubules, calyces and pelvis, as well as the ureter, bladder and urethra. The term "urothelium" is used to refer to these surfaces. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a rare subset of urothelial cancers with a poor prognosis. Urinary bladder cancer is the most common malignancy involving the urinary system. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is more common in men than in women, with a male-to-female ratio of 2:1. The incidence of urinary bladder cancer is also higher in men...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543634/thaumatin-and-gum-arabic-allergy-in-chewing-gum-factory-workers
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Mattias P Tschannen, Ulrich Glück, Andreas J Bircher, Ingmar Heijnen, Claudia Pletscher
Thaumatin is a sweetener and flavor modifier commonly used in the food industry. Likewise, gum arabic is widely used as a food stabilizer and thickening agent. We report here that a powder mixture composed of 10% thaumatin and 90% gum arabic led to allergic symptoms in the upper airways in occupationally exposed individuals: four of eight workers of a chewing gum factory exposed to this powder mixture had pronounced rhinitis. A positive skin prick test result for pure thaumatin was obtained in all four individuals with rhinitis of whom two also had a positive skin prick test result for pure gum arabic and gum arabic-specific IgE...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543608/evaluation-of-a-state-based-syndromic-surveillance-system-for-the-classification-and-capture-of-non-fatal-occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-in-new-jersey
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Marija Borjan, Margaret Lumia
BACKGROUND: This preliminary study evaluates a real-time syndromic surveillance system to track occupationally-related emergency room visits throughout New Jersey. METHODS: Emergency Department (ED) chief complaint fields were evaluated from 79 of 80 hospitals in NJ in 2014, using work-related keywords and ICD-9 E-codes, to determine its ability to capture non-fatal work-related injuries. Sensitivity analysis and descriptive statistics, were used to evaluate and summarize the occupational injuries identified...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543427/conservation-of-resources-theory-in-nurse-burnout-and-patient-safety
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Aoyjai Prapanjaroensin, Patricia A Patrician, David E Vance
AIMS: To examine how the Conservation of Resources theory explains burnout in the nursing profession. BACKGROUND: Burnout, which is an accumulation of work-related mental stress in people-oriented occupations, has been an issue of concern for decades for healthcare workers, especially nurses. Yet, few studies have examined a unified theory that explains the etiology, progression and consequences of nurse burnout. DESIGN: This discussion article integrates current knowledge on nurse burnout using Conservation of Resources theory, which focuses on four resources (i...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542896/diverse-responses-of-species-to-landscape-fragmentation-in-a-simple-food-chain
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Jinbao Liao, Daniel Bearup, Bernd Blasius
1.Habitat destruction, characterized by habitat loss and fragmentation, is a key driver of species extinction in spatial extended communities. Recently, there has been some progress in the theory of spatial food webs, however to date practically little is known about how habitat configurational fragmentation influences multi-trophic food web dynamics. 2.To explore how habitat fragmentation affects species persistence in food webs, we introduce a modelling framework that describes the site occupancy of species in a tri-trophic system...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542729/occupational-manual-activity-is-reflected-on-the-patterns-among-hand-entheses
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Fotios Alexandros Karakostis, Gerhard Hotz, Heike Scherf, Joachim Wahl, Katerina Harvati
OBJECTIVES: In anthropological sciences, entheses are widely utilized as occupational stress markers. However, the reaction of entheseal surfaces to mechanical loading is not well understood. Furthermore, previous studies on entheses relied on the individuals' occupation-at-death. Past research by one of us has identified two patterns among hand entheses, proposing that they reflect two synergistic muscle groups. Here, we investigate the association between these patterns and habitual manual activity using an extensively documented skeletal sample and a three-dimensional system of quantification...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542642/early-upper-paleolithic-colonization-across-europe-time-and-mode-of-the-gravettian-diffusion
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Nuno Bicho, João Cascalheira, Célia Gonçalves
This study presents new models on the origin, speed and mode of the wave-of-advance leading to the definitive occupation of Europe's outskirts by Anatomically Modern Humans, during the Gravettian, between c. 37 and 30 ka ago. These models provide the estimation for possible demic dispersal routes for AMH at a stable spread rate of c. 0.7 km/year, with the likely origin in Central Europe at the site of Geissenklosterle in Germany and reaching all areas of the European landscape. The results imply that: 1. The arrival of the Gravettian populations into the far eastern European plains and to southern Iberia found regions with very low human occupation or even devoid of hominins; 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542570/evolutionary-morphology-in-shape-and-size-of-haptoral-anchors-in-14-ligophorus-spp-monogenea-dactylogyridae
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Abril Rodríguez-González, Volodimir Sarabeev, Juan Antonio Balbuena
The search for phylogenetic signal in morphological traits using geometric morphometrics represents a powerful approach to estimate the relative weights of convergence and shared evolutionary history in shaping organismal form. We assessed phylogenetic signal in the form of ventral and dorsal haptoral anchors of 14 species of Ligophorus occurring on grey mullets (Osteichthyes: Mugilidae) from the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The phylogenetic relationships among these species were mapped onto the morphospaces of shape and size of dorsal and ventral anchors and two different tests were applied to establish whether the spatial positions in the morphospace were dictated by chance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542287/the-relationship-between-occupational-noise-and-vibration-exposure-and-headache-eyestrain-based-on-the-fourth-korean-working-condition-survey-kwcs
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Jihyun Kim, Wanhyung Lee, Jong-Uk Won, Jin-Ha Yoon, Hongdeok Seok, Yeong-Kwang Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Jaehoon Roh
INTRODUCTION: The individual and combined effect of occupational noise and vibration exposures, on workers' health has not been thoroughly investigated. In order to find better ways to prevent and manage workers' headache, this study aimed to investigate the effects of occupational noise and vibration exposure on headache/eyestrain. METHODS: We used data from the fourth Korean Working Condition Survey (2014). After applying inclusion and exclusion criteria, 25,751 workers were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542129/adar1-mediated-3-utr-editing-and-expression-control-of-antiapoptosis-genes-fine-tunes-cellular-apoptosis-response
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Chang-Ching Yang, Yi-Tung Chen, Yi-Feng Chang, Hsuan Liu, Yu-Ping Kuo, Chieh-Tien Shih, Wei-Chao Liao, Hui-Wen Chen, Wen-Sy Tsai, Bertrand Chin-Ming Tan
Adenosine-to-inosine RNA editing constitutes a crucial component of the cellular transcriptome and critically underpins organism survival and development. While recent high-throughput approaches have provided comprehensive documentation of the RNA editome, its functional output remains mostly unresolved, particularly for events in the non-coding regions. Gene ontology analysis of the known RNA editing targets unveiled a preponderance of genes related to apoptosis regulation, among which proto-oncogenes XIAP and MDM2 encode two the most abundantly edited transcripts...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542007/uranium-mining-and-norm-in-north-america-some-perspectives-on-occupational-radiation-exposure
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Steven H Brown, Douglas B Chambers
All soils and rocks contain naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM). Many ores and raw materials contain relatively elevated levels of natural radionuclides, and processing such materials can further increase the concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides. In the U.S., these materials are sometimes referred to as technologically-enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM). Examples of NORM minerals include uranium ores, monazite (a source of rare earth minerals), and phosphate rock used to produce phosphate fertilizer...
July 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541863/danger-on-the-farm-a-comparison-of-agricultural-and-animal-related-injuries
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Jessica L Weaver, Charles W Kimbrough, Kimberly Broughton-Miller, Michelle Frisbie, Jodi Wojcik, Karina Pentecost, Matthew C Bozeman, Nicholas A Nash, Brian G Harbrecht
Animal-related injuries are common in rural areas. Agricultural workers can suffer severe injuries involving farm machinery or falls. The spectrum of injuries related to rural activities is poorly defined and characterizing these injuries will improve injury prevention efforts. Records for injured patients admitted between 2010 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with a mechanism of injury involving a large animal or with the injury site listed as "farm" were included. Patients with agricultural injuries (n = 85) were older with more multisystem injuries than patients injured by animals (n = 132) but the Injury Severity Score was equivalent...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541815/occupational-skin-disease-prevention-an-educational-intervention-for-hairdresser-cosmetology-students
#19
Kara Haughtigan, Eve Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood, Cecilia Watkins
Cosmetologists frequently develop occupational skin disease related to workplace exposures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an educational intervention to increase cosmetology students' occupational skin disease knowledge and use of preventive practices. A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate students' knowledge, behaviors, intentions, expectancies, and expectations. A 20-minute verbal presentation and printed two-page educational handout were provided for participants. Statistically significant increases in knowledge, frequency of glove use, and frequency of moisturizer use were found, but the frequency of handwashing did not increase...
May 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541490/glanet-genomic-loci-annotation-and-enrichment-tool
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Burçak Otlu, Can Firtina, Sündüz Keles, Oznur Tastan
Motivation: Genomic studies identify genomic loci representing genetic variations, transcription factor (TF) occupancy, or histone modification through next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Interpreting these loci requires evaluating them with known genomic and epigenomic annotations. Results: We present GLANET as a comprehensive annotation and enrichment analysis tool which implements a sampling-based enrichment test that accounts for GC content and/or mappability biases, jointly or separately...
May 24, 2017: Bioinformatics
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