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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334702/-prevalence-of-calf-muscle-cramps-and-influencing-factors-for-pregnant-women-in-china-during-2010-2012
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Y F Duan, J Wang, S Jiang, Y Bi, X H Pang, S A Yin, Z Y Yang
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of calf muscle cramps and possible influencing factors for pregnant women in China. Methods: Using a multi-stage stratified probability proportional to size cluster randomization sampling method during 2010-2012. A total of 3 582 pregnant women were investigated at 150 counties from 31 provinces in China mainland. Information on calf muscle cramps, demographic socio-economic status, pregnancy information, and the physical activities was collected through questionnaires...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334635/the-effect-of-altitude-and-climate-on-the-suicide-rates-in-turkey
#2
Mahmut Asirdizer, Erhan Kartal, Yasin Etli, Ertugrul Tatlisumak, Orhan Gumus, Yavuz Hekimoglu, Sıddık Keskin
Suicide is one of the most important public health problems. There was an association between suicide and several factors such as psychiatric diseases and psychological characteristics, somatic illness, cultural, socioeconomic, familial, occupational and individual risk factors. Also, high altitude and climatic factors including high temperature, cloudiness, more sunshine and low rainfalls were defined as some of these risk factors in the literature. In this study, we aimed to investigate correlation between suicide rates and altitudes of all cities in Turkey and between suicide rates and climatic factors including Rainfall Activity Index, Winter Mean Temperatures, Summer Mean Temperatures and Temperature Difference between January and July previously defined by several authors in the broad series in Turkey...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334565/reversal-of-intestinal-failure-in-children-with-tufting-enteropathy-supported-with-parenteral-nutrition-at-home
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Iona Ashworth, Alexander Wilson, Samuel Aquilina, Raymond Parascandalo, Victor Mercieca, Jurgen Gerada, Sarah Macdonald, Venetia Simchowitz, Susan Hill
OBJECTIVES: To review long-term outcome of Intestinal Epithelial Dysplasia(IED)/tufting enteropathy(TE) patients treated with parenteral nutrition(PN) at home managed by an intestinal failure(IF) rehabilitation service METHODS:: Infants presenting from 1986-2010 with IF, and TE histology were retrospectively reviewed for up to 30 years. Data collected included: outcome, presentation, nutrition(parenteral/enteral), country of residence, race, EpCAM gene, growth, bone age, occupation. RESULTS: 13 patients (6 male) in Malta and the UK with TE histology were established on home PN...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334326/predicting-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-occupancy-of-ropinirole-in-rats-using-positron-emission-tomography-and-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling
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Chenrong Huang, Ziteng Wang, Linsheng Liu, Xiaoxue Liu, Ji Dong, Qingqing Xu, Bin Zhang, Liyan Miao
The purpose of this study was to measure dopamine D2/3 receptor occupancy (RO) as a marker of the clinical efficacy of ropinirole in rats via positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fallypride as the radiotracer and to explore the relationship between dopamine RO and the plasma concentration of ropinirole via pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling. Plasma was collected from 16 rats treated with one of four doses of ropinirole. For the time-dependent study, the data of 16 rats in the 15 mg/kg dose group at four time points were averaged, and another 24 rats were divided into three dose groups (5 mg/kg, 30 mg/kg and 60 mg/kg) for the dose-dependent study; the animals were assessed via 18F-fallypride PET scans...
January 15, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333993/call-for-papers-history-of-environmental-and-occupational-health
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January 15, 2018: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333991/evaluation-of-a-portable-gas-chromatograph-with-photoionization-detector-under-variations-of-voc-concentration-temperature-and-relative-humidity
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Jhy-Charm Soo, Eun Gyung Lee, Ryan F LeBouf, Michael L Kashon, William Chisholm, Martin Harper
The objective of this present study was to evaluate the performance of a portable gas chromatograph ─ photoionization detector (GC-PID), under various test conditions to determine if it could be used in occupational settings. A mixture of seven volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - acetone, ethylbenzene, methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene, m-xylene, p-xylene, and o-xylene - was selected because its components are commonly present in paint manufacturing industries. A full-factorial combination of four concentration levels (exposure scenarios) of VOC mixtures, three different temperatures (25˚C, 30˚C, and 35˚C), and three relative humidities (RHs; 25%, 50%, and 75%) was conducted in a full- size controlled environmental chamber...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333807/contribution-of-diet-to-lead-exposure-among-children-aged-1-to-7-years-in-la-plata-buenos-aires
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Enrique Martins, Agustina Malpeli, Daniel Asens, Luis Telese, Victoria Fasano, Vania Vargas, Marina Tavella, Jorge E Colman Lerner
INTRODUCTION: Lead is a toxic metal which, even at low blood levels, can alter normal neurodevelopment in children, so no blood lead level is acceptable. Lead absorption from diet accounts for the highest contribution to blood lead levels in the population who is not exposed to contaminated environments or because of their occupation. The objective of this study was to determine the contribution of diet to lead exposure among children aged 1 to 7 years who attended Hospital de Niños de La Plata for health check-ups...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333764/education-is-the-strongest-socioeconomic-predictor-of-smoking-in-pregnancy
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Juho Härkönen, Matti Lindberg, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson, Noora M Scheinin
AIMS: To investigate socioeconomic disparities in smoking in pregnancy (SIP) by the mother's education, occupational class, and current economic conditions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis with linked survey and register data. SETTING: South-Western Finland. PARTICIPANTS: 2,667 pregnant women (70% of the original sample (N=3,808)) from FinnBrain, a prospective pregnancy cohort study. MEASUREMENTS: The outcome was smoking during the first pregnancy trimester, measured from the Finnish Medical Birth Register...
January 14, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333660/interventions-to-increase-attendance-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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John G Lawrenson, Ella Graham-Rowe, Fabiana Lorencatto, Jennifer Burr, Catey Bunce, Jillian J Francis, Patricia Aluko, Stephen Rice, Luke Vale, Tunde Peto, Justin Presseau, Noah Ivers, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in reducing the risk of sight loss, attendance for screening is consistently below recommended levels. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the review was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) interventions that seek to increase attendance for DRS in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Secondary objectives were:To use validated taxonomies of QI intervention strategies and behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to code the description of interventions in the included studies and determine whether interventions that include particular QI strategies or component BCTs are more effective in increasing screening attendance;To explore heterogeneity in effect size within and between studies to identify potential explanatory factors for variability in effect size;To explore differential effects in subgroups to provide information on how equity of screening attendance could be improved;To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, costs and cost effectiveness...
January 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333114/carcinogenesis-induced-by-low-dose-radiation
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Igor Piotrowski, Katarzyna Kulcenty, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska, Agnieszka Skrobała, Małgorzata Skórska, Marta Kruszyna-Mochalska, Anna Kowalik, Weronika Jackowiak, Julian Malicki
Background: Although the effects of high dose radiation on human cells and tissues are relatively well defined, there is no consensus regarding the effects of low and very low radiation doses on the organism. Ionizing radiation has been shown to induce gene mutations and chromosome aberrations which are known to be involved in the process of carcinogenesis. The induction of secondary cancers is a challenging long-term side effect in oncologic patients treated with radiation. Medical sources of radiation like intensity modulated radiotherapy used in cancer treatment and computed tomography used in diagnostics, deliver very low doses of radiation to large volumes of healthy tissue, which might contribute to increased cancer rates in long surviving patients and in the general population...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332916/mir-135a-promotes-inflammatory-responses-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-from-db-db-mice-via-downregulation-of-foxo1
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Xiaochun Lu, Dawei Yin, Bo Zhou, Tieling Li
It has been shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) greatly affect the functions of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), but the effects of mRNAs under diabetic conditions remain unclear.Using a model of diabetic db/db mice, we studied the functions of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) during VSMC dysfunction.Compared to control WT mice, miR-135a expression in VSMC was significantly increased while the level of forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) protein decreased significantly. After transfecting miR-135a mimics into VSMC, the expression of FOXO1 was decreased, while cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression levels were increased, thus promoting the interaction between monocytes and WT VSMC...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332862/using-relaxation-techniques-to-improve-sleep-during-naps
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Eden Debellemaniere, Danielle Gomez-Merino, Mégane Erblang, Rodolphe Dorey, Michel Genot, Edith Perreaut-Pierre, André Pisani, Laurent Rocco, Fabien Sauvet, Damien Léger, Arnaud Rabat, Mounir Chennaoui
Insufficient sleep is a common occurrence in occupational settings (e.g. doctors, drivers, soldiers). The resulting sleep debt can lead to daytime sleepiness, fatigue, mood disorder, and cognitive deficits as well as altered vascular, immune and inflammatory responses. Short daytime naps have been shown to be effective at counteracting negative outcomes related to sleep debt with positive effects on daytime sleepiness and performance after a normal or restricted night of sleep in laboratory settings. However, the environmental settings in the workplace and the emotional state of workers are generally not conducive to beneficial effects...
January 13, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332759/neck-pain-in-iranian-school-teachers-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Fatemeh Ehsani, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, César Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, Khodabakhsh Javanshir
Neck pain (NP) is a common occupational health problem associated with a number of professions. Many studies indicate that NP is common among teachers, yet no published study was found to address the prevalence and risk factors of NP in Iranian school teachers. The purpose of the current study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for NP among school teachers in Iran. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 586 randomly selected primary and high schools teachers from 22 schools in Tehran, Iran. Point, last month, last 6 months, annual, and lifetime prevalence rates of NP were 24%, 29%, 33%, 37%, and 43%, respectively...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332754/conservative-management-of-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-an-italian-survey-of-current-clinical-practice
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Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Kristin Valdes, Virginia O'Brien, Monica Seves, Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate expert opinion on the conservative treatment of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A 21-item survey to determine the practice patterns of Italian hand therapists who treat arthritis of the CMC joint was developed and distributed through a professional online survey service to assure confidentiality and anonymity. RESULTS: Of the respondents, 80.8% were physical therapists; the remaining 19...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332679/socioeconomic-status-in-childhood-predicts-sleep-continuity-in-adult-black-and-white-men
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Karen A Matthews, J Richard Jennings, Laisze Lee
OBJECTIVES: Low socioeconomic status (SES) in childhood may be associated with sleep in adulthood. We evaluated the relationships between SES in childhood through adolescence and into adulthood and sleep in midlife men. DESIGN: Prospective assessment of SES in childhood and adulthood. SETTING: Population-based study of 139 Black and 105 White men enrolled since age 7 and evaluated for sleep characteristics at age 32. MEASUREMENTS: Actigraphy and diary measures of sleep duration, continuity, and quality for 1 week...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332554/evaluating-the-dose-dependent-mechanism-of-action-of-trazodone-by-estimation-of-occupancies-for-different-brain-neurotransmitter-targets
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Luca Settimo, David Taylor
Trazodone is a drug that was introduced in the clinic almost 40 years ago. It is licensed to treat depression, but it is also commonly used off-label to treat insomnia. A recent study shows that it could be promising in preventing neurodegeneration in mice, and clinical trials to assess its possible beneficial effects on dementia and Alzheimer's disease are expected to start soon in humans. In this study, we describe the dose-dependent pharmacology of trazodone by carrying out pharmacokinetic simulations aiming to predict the brain concentrations of trazodone for different drug-dosing regimens and calculating occupancy for 28 different targets for which published trazodone-binding data are available...
January 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332417/-concise-history-of-toxicology-from-empiric-knowledge-to-science
#17
Anna Tompa, Péter Balázs
Toxicology is a science of poisonings by xenobiotics and endogenous physiological changes. Its empiric roots may be traced back to the emerging of the human race because the most important pledge of our predecessors' survival was the differentiation between eatable and poisonous plants and animals. In the course of social evolution, there were three main fields of using poisons: 1) hunting and warfare, 2) to settle social tensions by avoiding military conflicts through hiding strategy of eliminating enemies by toxic substances, 3) medicines applied first as anti-poisons and later by introducing strong substances to defeat diseases, but paradoxically active euthanasia is also a part of the whole story...
January 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332268/methylmercury-intoxication-promotes-metallothionein-response-and-cell-damage-in-salivary-glands-of-rats
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Leidiane Alencar de Oliveira Lima, Leonardo Oliveira Bittencourt, Bruna Puty, Rafael Monteiro Fernandes, Priscila Cunha Nascimento, Marcia Cristina Freitas Silva, Sérgio Melo Alves-Junior, João de Jesus Viana Pinheiro, Rafael Rodrigues Lima
Environmental and occupational mercury exposure is considered a major public health issue. Despite being well known that MeHg exposure causes adverse effects in several physiologic functions, MeHg effects on salivary glands still not completely elucidated. Here, we investigated the cellular MeHg-induced damage in the three major salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublingual) of adult rats after chronic, systemic and low doses of MeHg exposure. Rats were exposed by 0.04 mg/kg/day over 60 days. After that, animals were euthanized and all three glands were collected...
January 14, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332004/host-agent-vector-environment-measures-for-electronic-cigarette-research-used-in-nih-grants
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Mary L Garcia-Cazarin, Rachel J Mandal, Rachel Grana, Kay L Wanke, Helen I Meissner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the focus and comprehensiveness of domains measured in e-cigarette research. METHODS: A portfolio analysis of National Institutes of Health grants focusing on e-cigarette research and funded between the fiscal years 2007 and 2015 was conducted. Grant proposals were retrieved using a government database and coded using the Host-Agent-Vector-Environment (HAVE) model as a framework to characterise the measures proposed...
January 13, 2018: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331992/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-reducing-non-occupational-sedentary-behaviour-in-adults-and-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nipun Shrestha, Jozo Grgic, Glen Wiesner, Alexandra Parker, Hrvoje Podnar, Jason A Bennie, Stuart J H Biddle, Zeljko Pedisic
BACKGROUND: No systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour are available. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour in adults and older adults. METHODS: An electronic search of nine databases was performed. Randomised controlled trials (RCT) and cluster RCTs among adults testing the effectiveness of interventions aimed to reduce non-occupational sedentary behaviour were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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