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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324815/gender-and-race-ethnic-differences-in-the-persistence-of-alcohol-drug-and-poly-substance-use-disorders
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Elizabeth A Evans, Christine E Grella, Donna L Washington, Dawn M Upchurch
AIMS: To examine gender and racial/ethnic differences in the effect of substance use disorder (SUD) type on SUD persistence. METHODS: Data were provided by 1025 women and 1835 men from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) to examine whether gender and race/ethnicity (Non-Hispanic White, Black, Hispanic) moderate the effects of DSM-IV defined past-12 month SUD type (alcohol, drug, poly-substance) on SUD persistence at 3-year follow-up, controlling for covariates...
March 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323826/apoe-related-risk-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-for-prevention-trials-an-analysis-of-four-cohorts
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Jing Qian, Frank J Wolters, Alexa Beiser, Mary Haan, M Arfan Ikram, Jason Karlawish, Jessica B Langbaum, John M Neuhaus, Eric M Reiman, J Scott Roberts, Sudha Seshadri, Pierre N Tariot, Beth McCarty Woods, Rebecca A Betensky, Deborah Blacker
BACKGROUND: With the onset of prevention trials for individuals at high risk for Alzheimer disease, there is increasing need for accurate risk prediction to inform study design and enrollment, but available risk estimates are limited. We developed risk estimates for the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia among cognitively unimpaired individuals by APOE-e4 dose for the genetic disclosure process of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Generation Study, a prevention trial in cognitively unimpaired APOE-e4/e4 homozygote individuals...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323566/racial-differences-in-the-associations-of-posttraumatic-stress-and-insomnia-with-body-mass-index-among-trauma-exposed-veterans
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Aaron A Lee, Jeanne M Gabriele
Posttraumatic stress is associated with increased body mass index (BMI) and rates of obesity. Black adults are at greater risk for obesity, trauma exposure, development of posttraumatic stress disorder, and comorbid sleep problems compared to White adults. Accordingly, Black adults with a history of trauma exposure may be at greater risk for elevated BMI associated with posttraumatic stress and insomnia. Multiple linear regression was used to examine race as a moderator of the relationship between posttraumatic symptoms and insomnia with BMI in a sample of Black and White trauma-exposed Veterans (N = 171), controlling for age and sex...
March 21, 2017: Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319330/flap-endonuclease-1-rs174538-g-a-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-esophageal-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Yonghua Sang, Lin Bo, Haiyong Gu, Wengtao Yang, Yongbing Chen
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer has a high mortality rate, particularly in Asia, and there are obvious racial differences in regard to incidence. The purpose of our study was to assess the genetic susceptibility of functional single nucleotide polymorphisms in flap endonuclease-1 (FEN1) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma ESCC. METHODS: Clinical blood samples of 629 ESCC cases and 686 control samples were collected. The ligation detection reaction method was used to determine FEN 1 rs174538 G>A genotypes...
March 20, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319006/high-rates-of-severe-hypoglycemia-among-african-american-patients-with-diabetes-the-surveillance-prevention-and-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-supreme-dm-network
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Andrew J Karter, Kasia J Lipska, Patrick J O'Connor, Jennifer Y Liu, Howard H Moffet, Emily B Schroeder, Jean M Lawrence, Gregory A Nichols, Katherine M Newton, Ram D Pathak, Jay Desai, Beth Waitzfelder, Melissa G Butler, Abraham Thomas, John F Steiner
AIMS: Seven-year surveillance study (2005-2011) to evaluate race/ethnic differences in the trends in rates of severe hypoglycemia (SH) in a population of insured, at-risk adults with diabetes. METHODS: SH events were identified via any primary or principal diagnosis from emergency department or inpatient encounters among African American, Asian, Latino and White adult diabetes patients treated with insulin or secretagogues (Sulfonylureas or Meglitinides), receiving care from integrated healthcare delivery systems across the United States...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318639/enhancement-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Yu-Chi Liu, Mohamad Rosman, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of enhancement after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred twenty-four eyes of 307 patients who underwent SMILE at Singapore National Eye Center between February 2012 and March 2016. METHODS: The data collected included patient age at primary SMILE, gender, race, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), preoperative and postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity and corrected distance visual acuity, the occurrence of suction loss during the procedure, and the need for enhancement...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318418/sexuality-and-everydayness-in-a-transnational-context-toward-a-re-imagined-west-china-relationship
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Yingying Huang
This paper examines how Chinese immigrants to Canada perceive and experience sexuality in a transnational context as revealed in a qualitative study. It identifies cultural interactions and tensions between 'the West' and 'China' embedded in participants' sexual narratives. Three thematic aspects of sexuality are explored: different views toward 'relationships' and how sex is involved in different stages of a relationship; physical desire and sexual attraction based on individuals' dialogues with contemporaries and their own cross-racial dating experience; and perceptions of sexual risks associated with an increasing awareness of China's opening up, in particular risks associated with attitudes towards condom use...
March 20, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318309/the-moderating-effect-of-risk-exposure-on-an-efficacious-intervention-for-maltreated-children
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Lindsey M Weiler, Heather N Taussig
The current study extends research on the impact of the Fostering Healthy Futures program (Taussig & Culhane, 2010), a 9-month mentoring and skills group preventive intervention for maltreated children, by examining whether the effect of Fostering Healthy Futures is moderated by children's baseline risk exposure (i.e., number of adverse childhood experiences). Participants included 156 racially and ethnically diverse children (ages 9-11, 50.7% female) recently placed in foster care due to maltreatment who were randomized to intervention or control conditions...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314800/performance-of-the-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-pooled-cohort-risk-equations-by-social-deprivation-status
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Lisandro D Colantonio, Joshua S Richman, April P Carson, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, George Howard, Luqin Deng, Virginia J Howard, Monika M Safford, Paul Muntner, David C Goff
BACKGROUND: The atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Pooled Cohort risk equations have shown different calibration across US populations with varied levels of social deprivation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed the calibration and discrimination of the Pooled Cohort risk equations by social deprivation status among 9066 REGARDS (REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke) study participants not taking statins for whom ASCVD risk may lead to statin initiation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314574/apol1-a-case-in-point-for-replacing-race-with-genetics
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Girish N Nadkarni, Christina M Wyatt, Barbara Murphy, Michael J Ross
Ethnicity-specific differences in apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) polymorphisms are associated with racial disparities in kidney transplantation outcomes. APOL1 genotyping may better help define graft outcome risk pre-transplantation; however, more research is needed.
April 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314047/the-role-of-risk-perception-in-flu-vaccine-behavior-among-african-american-and-white-adults-in-the-united-states
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Vicki S Freimuth, Amelia Jamison, Gregory Hancock, Donald Musa, Karen Hilyard, Sandra Crouse Quinn
Seasonal flu vaccination rates are low for U.S. adults, with significant disparities between African and white Americans. Risk perception is a significant predictor of vaccine behavior but the research on this construct has been flawed. This study addressed critical research questions to understand the differences between African and white Americans in the role of risk perception in flu vaccine behavior: (1) What is the dimensionality of risk perception and does it differ between the two races?  (2) Were risk perceptions of white and African-American populations different and how were sociodemographic characteristics related to risk for each group? (3) What is the relation between risk perception and flu vaccine behaviors for African Americans and whites? The sample, drawn from GfK's Knowledge Panel, consisted of 838 whites and 819 African Americans...
March 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306386/perceived-discrimination-among-racial-and-ethnic-minority-drug-users-and-the-association-with-health-care-utilization
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Courtney McKnight, Martha Shumway, Carmen L Masson, Enrique R Pouget, Ashly E Jordan, Don C Des Jarlais, James L Sorensen, David C Perlman
People who use drugs (PWUDs) are at increased risk for several medical conditions, yet they delay seeking medical care and utilize emergency departments (EDs) as their primary source of care. Limited research regarding perceived discrimination and PWUDs' use of health care services exists. This study explores the association between interpersonal and institutional racial/ethnic and drug use discrimination in health care settings and health care utilization among respondents (N = 192) recruited from methadone maintenance treatment programs (36%), HIV primary care clinics (35%), and syringe exchange programs (29%) in New York City (n = 88) and San Francisco (n = 104)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303676/differences-in-respiratory-arousal-threshold-in-caucasian-and-chinese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Richard W W Lee, Kate Sutherland, Scott A Sands, Bradley A Edwards, Tat On Chan, Susanna S S Ng, David S Hui, Peter A Cistulli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ethnic differences in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) phenotype may not be limited to obesity and craniofacial factors. The aims of the study were to (i) compare the proportion of Caucasians and Chinese patients with a low respiratory arousal threshold (ArTH) and (ii) explore the influence of anatomical compromise on ArTH. METHODS: Interethnic comparison was conducted between cohorts of Caucasian and Chinese patients from specialist sleep disorder clinics...
March 16, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300655/health-conditions-and-racial-differences-among-justice-involved-adolescents-2009-2014
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Tyler N A Winkelman, Joseph W Frank, Ingrid A Binswanger, Debra A Pinals
OBJECTIVE: Providers can optimize care for high-risk adolescents by understanding the health risks among the one million US adolescents who interact with the justice system each year. We compared the prevalence of physical health, substance use, and mood disorders among adolescents with and without justice involvement and analyzed differences by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis using the 2009-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Prevalence data were adjusted for sociodemographic differences between adolescents with and without justice involvement...
March 11, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300324/risk-of-stress-fracture-varies-by-race-ethnic-origin-in-a-cohort-study-of-1-3-million-u-s-army-soldiers
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Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Julie M Hughes, Craig J McKinnon, Joseph R Kardouni, Katelyn I Guerriere, Kristin L Popp, Ronald W Matheny, Mary L Bouxsein
Stress fractures (SF) are common and costly injuries in military personnel. Risk for SF has been shown to vary with race/ethnicity. Previous studies report increased SF risk in White and Hispanic Soldiers compared to Black soldiers. However, these studies did not account for the large ethnic diversity in the U.S. Military. PURPOSE: We aimed to identify differences in SF risk among racial/ethnic groups within the U.S. Army. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database from 2001 until 2011...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299888/the-relationship-of-race-oncotype-dx-and-ki67-in-a-population-highly-screened-for-breast-cancer
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Amber A Guth, Jennifer Chun Kim, Shira Schwartz, Jennifer Montes, Rebecca Akiko Snyder, Deborah Axelrod, Freya Schnabel
Oncotype DX recurrence score (ODX) can predict risk of invasive breast cancer recurrence and benefit of chemotherapy. Literature is limited on the relationship of ODX and race in women with hormone receptor positive and node negative/positive disease. Our study examines the relationship between race and clinical characteristics within a population of highly screened women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. The institutional Breast Cancer Database was queried for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer between January2010 and March2015...
March 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299586/race-research-and-the-ethics-of-belief
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Jonathan Anomaly
On most accounts, beliefs are supposed to fit the world rather than change it. But believing can have social consequences, since the beliefs we form underwrite our actions and impact our character. Because our beliefs affect how we live our lives and how we treat other people, it is surprising how little attention is usually given to the moral status of believing apart from its epistemic justification. In what follows, I develop a version of the harm principle that applies to beliefs as well as actions. In doing so, I challenge the often exaggerated distinction between forming beliefs and acting on them...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297596/relationship-between-current-depressive-symptoms-and-telomere-length-in-a-large-multiethnic-sample
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Nicholas D Wignall, Martin Deschner, Harry M Evans, E Sherwood Brown
OBJECTIVE: Previous research has suggested that depressive symptoms may be associated with telomere length; however, findings have been mixed, and few studies have sought to generalize the results beyond samples of white individuals. The present study, conducted from August 2013 through August 2015, sought to examine the relationship between depressive symptoms and leukocyte telomere length in a large (N = 2,710), multiethnic sample (African American, white, Hispanic) and to determine if this relationship differed across ethnic/racial groups...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296752/racial-ethnic-differences-in-obesity-and-comorbidities-between-safety-net-and-non-safety-net-integrated-health-systems
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Bijal A Balasubramanian, Michael P Garcia, Douglas A Corley, Chyke A Doubeni, Jennifer S Haas, Aruna Kamineni, Virginia P Quinn, Karen Wernli, Yingye Zheng, Celette Sugg Skinner
Previous research shows that patients in integrated health systems experience fewer racial disparities compared with more traditional healthcare systems. Little is known about patterns of racial/ethnic disparities between safety-net and non safety-net integrated health systems.We evaluated racial/ethnic differences in body mass index (BMI) and the Charlson comorbidity index from 3 non safety-net- and 1 safety-net integrated health systems in a cross-sectional study. Multinomial logistic regression modeled comorbidity and BMI on race/ethnicity and health care system type adjusting for age, sex, insurance, and zip-code-level incomeThe study included 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295584/rural-urban-differences-in-access-to-preventive-health-care-among-publicly-insured-minnesotans
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John Loftus, Elizabeth M Allen, Kathleen Thiede Call, Susan A Everson-Rose
PURPOSE: Reduced access to care and barriers have been shown in rural populations and in publicly insured populations. Barriers limiting health care access in publicly insured populations living in rural areas are not understood. This study investigates rural-urban differences in system-, provider-, and individual-level barriers and access to preventive care among adults and children enrolled in a public insurance program in Minnesota. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a 2008 statewide, cross-sectional survey of publicly insured adults and children (n = 4,388) investigating barriers associated with low utilization of preventive care...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
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