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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331230/lower-limb-articular-scaling-and-body-mass-estimation-in-pliocene-and-pleistocene-hominins
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Christopher B Ruff, M Loring Burgess, Nicole Squyres, Juho-Antti Junno, Erik Trinkaus
Previous attempts to estimate body mass in pre-Holocene hominins have relied on prediction equations derived from relatively limited extant samples. Here we derive new equations to predict body mass from femoral head breadth and proximal tibial plateau breadth based on a large and diverse sample of modern humans (avoiding the problems associated with using diaphyseal dimensions and/or cadaveric reference samples). In addition, an adjustment for the relatively small femoral heads of non-Homo taxa is developed based on observed differences in hip to knee joint scaling...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316628/lipoprotein-cholesterol-fractions-in-marginalized-roma-versus-majority-population
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Beáta Hubková, Gabriel Bódy, Jana Mašlanková, Anna Birková, Eugen Frišman, Vladimír Kraus, Mária Mareková
The trend of modern clinical biochemistry is to emphasize the composition and the quality of lipoproteins over their quantity. The serum lipoprotein fractions and subfractions were analyzed by the Lipoprint Lipoprotein Subfractions Testing System, the parameters of lipid profile, as total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) and triacylglycerides (TAG) were determined by an automated selective biochemical analyzer. Our results showed a significantly lower concentration of cholesterol in the LDL fractions 1 and 2 and in the HDL fractions 8 to 10 in Roma compared to the majority population...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315173/factors-associated-with-acute-and-chronic-wound-complications-in-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma-with-long-term-follow-up
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Naveen Karthik, Matthew C Ward, Aditya Juloori, Jacob Scott, Nathan Mesko, Chirag Shah
OBJECTIVES: To identify the rates of acute and chronic wound complications and factors associated in a cohort of patients treated for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) with modern radiotherapy (RT) and surgical techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved database was used to identify all adult nonmetastatic patients treated for STS at a single institution between 2006 and 2015 with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Factors associated with acute and chronic wound complications were analyzed using binomial logistic regression including interaction terms...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311001/up-to-date-and-projected-estimates-of-survival-for-people-with-cystic-fibrosis-using-baseline-characteristics-a-longitudinal-study-using-uk-patient-registry-data
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Ruth H Keogh, Rhonda Szczesniak, David Taylor-Robinson, Diana Bilton
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited disease in Caucasians, affecting around 10,000 individuals in the UK today. Prognosis has improved considerably over recent decades with ongoing improvements in treatment and care. Providing up-to-date survival predictions is important for patients, clinicians and health services planning. METHODS: Flexible parametric survival modelling of UK CF Registry data from 2011 to 2015, capturing 602 deaths in 10,428 individuals...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307102/sustainability-evaluation-of-mornos-lake-reservoir-greece
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Grigoris Rousakis, Ioannis P Panagiotopoulos, Paraskevi Drakopoulou, Panos Georgiou, Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Nikolaos Mporompokas, Vasilios Kapsimalis, Isidoros Livanos, Ioannis A Morfis, Christos Anagnostou, Maria Koutra
The modern climate trend and population growth have dramatically increased the need for maximization of the net benefit from the existing storage space in freshwater reservoirs. However, sedimentation in reservoirs through physical deposition and/or slope failures is a major threat to their productivity and life expectancy. In this context, the sedimentation impact on the sustainability of Mornos Lake/Reservoir, which is exceptionally vital for the ~ 3.1 million inhabitants of Athens, had to be evaluated...
January 6, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305621/-modern-treatment-strategies-for-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-tendon
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S Braun, A B Imhoff
The long head of the biceps and the biceps pulley sling are prone to acute or degenerative injury. As they both were identified as major pain generators, adequate diagnosis and treatment is vital for successful treatment of shoulder pain. Although the basic principles to address either pathology have not changed over the last decades, new trends have evolved to simplify surgical options. SLAP (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) repair is seen more restrictive and is mostly performed in young individuals, whereas tenotomy or tenodesis are more often used in patients over 30...
January 5, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302468/the-euroaspire-surveys-lessons-learned-in-cardiovascular-disease-prevention
#7
Kornelia Kotseva
The Joint European Societies (JES) guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention published in 1994, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2016 defined lifestyle and risk factors targets for patients with coronary or other atherosclerotic disease and people at high risk of developing CVD. Guideline implementation in Europe has been evaluated with four cross-sectional EUROASPIRE surveys starting in mid-1990s. The results showed poor lifestyle and risk factor management in patients with CHD and in high CVD risk people with high prevalences of smoking, obesity, central obesity and diabetes...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300008/mean-global-ocean-temperatures-during-the-last-glacial-transition
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Bernhard Bereiter, Sarah Shackleton, Daniel Baggenstos, Kenji Kawamura, Jeff Severinghaus
Little is known about the ocean temperature's long-term response to climate perturbations owing to limited observations and a lack of robust reconstructions. Although most of the anthropogenic heat added to the climate system has been taken up by the ocean up until now, its role in a century and beyond is uncertain. Here, using noble gases trapped in ice cores, we show that the mean global ocean temperature increased by 2.57 ± 0.24 degrees Celsius over the last glacial transition (20,000 to 10,000 years ago)...
January 3, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298038/capillary-electrophoresis-trends-and-recent-advances
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Robert L C Voeten, Iro K Ventouri, Rob Haselberg, Govert Willem Somsen
Since the introduction of modern capillary electrophoresis (CE) by Jorgenson and Lukacs in 1981, CE has evolved into a highly mature and versatile separation technique. After a first decade of development studies and instrument commercialization, CE took its place among established analytical techniques and, for instance, became the method of choice for fast high-resolution DNA sequencing in the nineties of the last century. Although with a considerably smaller footprint than liquid and gas chromatography, CE remains to play an essential role in contemporary analytics...
January 3, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297397/time-sensitive-therapeutics
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John J Marini
Much of what we now do in Critical Care carries an air of urgency, a pressing need to discover and act, with priorities biased toward a reactive response. However, efficacy often depends not simply upon what we do, but rather on whether, when, and how persistently we intervene. The practice of medicine is based upon diagnosis, integration of multiple sources of information, keen judgment, and appropriate intervention. Timing may not be everything, as the well-known adage suggests, but in the intensive care unit (ICU) timing issues clearly deserve more attention than they are currently given...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296926/evolution-trends-outcomes-and-economics-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-severe-autoimmune-diseases
#11
John A Snowden, Manuela Badoglio, Myriam Labopin, Sebastian Giebel, Eoin McGrath, Zora Marjanovic, Joachim Burman, John Moore, Montserrat Rovira, Nico M Wulffraat, Majid Kazmi, Raffaella Greco, Emilian Snarski, Tomas Kozak, Kirill Kirgizov, Tobias Alexander, Peter Bader, Riccardo Saccardi, Dominique Farge
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has evolved for >20 years as a specific treatment of patients with autoimmune disease (AD). Using European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry data, we summarized trends and identified factors influencing activity and outcomes in patients with AD undergoing first autologous HSCT (n = 1951; median age, 37 years [3-76]) and allogeneic HSCT (n = 105; median age, 12 years [<1-62]) in 247 centers in 40 countries from 1994 to 2015. Predominant countries of activity were Italy, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Australia...
December 26, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291185/disparity-in-opinions-on-lip-protrusiveness-in-contemporary-african-american-faces
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Yvette Battle, Monica Schneider, Laurence Magder, Eung-Kwon Pae
Objective: In accordance with the changing demographics in the United States, orthodontists working on various ethnic populations should be more conscious when using the standardized profile analyses for the African American patient. The objective of this study was to examine whether the perception of lip protrusiveness in modern African American faces has changed. For this purpose, we investigated the most favorable African American lip profile using the opinions of 10 experienced and 10 newly trained younger orthodontists...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286039/-principles-and-modern-trends-in-liver-echinococcosis-treatment
#13
G Kh Musaev, A S Fatyanova, V V Levkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285967/the-genomic-health-of-ancient-hominins
#14
Ali J Berens, Taylor L Cooper, Joseph Lachance
The genomes of ancient humans, Neandertals, and Denisovans contain many alleles that influence disease risks. Using genotypes at 3,180 disease-associated loci, we estimated the disease burden of 147 ancient genomes. After correcting for missing data, genetic risk scores (GRS) were generated for nine disease categories and the set of all combined diseases. We used these genetic risk scores to examine the effects of different types of subsistence, geography, and sample age on the number of risk alleles in each ancient genome...
January 2017: Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284722/comprehensive-overview-of-computer-based-health-information-tailoring-a-scoping-review-protocol
#15
Azadeh Kamel Ghalibaf, Elham Nazari, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Hamed Tabesh, Mahmood Tara
INTRODUCTION: Tailoring health information to the needs of individuals has become an important part of modern health communications. Tailoring has been addressed by researchers from different disciplines leading to the emergence of a wide range of approaches, making the newcomers confused. In order to address this, a comprehensive overview of the field with the indications of research gaps, tendencies and trends will be helpful. As a result, a systematic protocol was outlined to conduct a scoping review within the field of computer-based health information tailoring...
December 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282482/hip-fracture-trends-in-the-united-states-2002-to-2015
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E Michael Lewiecki, N C Wright, J R Curtis, E Siris, R F Gagel, K G Saag, A J Singer, P M Steven, R A Adler
An analysis of United States (US) Medicare claims data from 2002 to 2015 for women aged ≥ 65 years found that age-adjusted hip fracture rates for 2013, 2014, and 2015 were higher than projected, resulting in an estimated increase of more than 11,000 hip fractures. INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a major public health concern due to high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenses. Previous studies have reported a decrease in the annual incidence of hip fractures in the US beginning in 1995, coincident with the introduction of modern diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents for osteoporosis...
December 27, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277920/three-dimensional-morphological-analysis-of-the-human-sacroiliac-joint-influences-on-the-degenerative-changes-of-the-auricular-surfaces
#17
Keita Nishi, Toshiyuki Tsurumoto, Keishi Okamoto, Keiko Ogami-Takamura, Takashi Hasegawa, Takefumi Moriuchi, Junya Sakamoto, Joichi Oyamada, Toshio Higashi, Yoshitaka Manabe, Kazunobu Saiki
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is responsible for weight transmission between the spine and lower extremity. However, details of the structure and function of the SIJ remain unclear. In a previous study, we devised a method of quantitatively evaluating the level of degeneration of the SIJ using an age estimation procedure for the auricular surface of the ilium. Our results in that study suggested that the degree of degeneration of the joint surface may be associated with the morphology of the auricular surface of the ilium...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275257/natural-nutrient-enrichment-and-algal-responses-in-near-pristine-micro-estuaries-and-micro-outlets
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L R D Human, M L Magoro, T Dalu, R Perissinotto, A K Whitfield, J B Adams, S H P Deyzel, G M Rishworth
Naturally-occurring pristine estuarine ecosystems are rare in modern environments due to anthropogenic encroachment. There are more than 100 outlets around the South African coast arising from streams flowing from small catchments close to the sea. Eight near natural systems were sampled seasonally over the period of a year to acquire baseline information on water quality and chlorophyll a status across a variety of algal guilds (benthic microalgae, phytoplankton and macroalgal cover). Albeit on a much smaller-scale, these systems represent natural surrogates of larger temporarily open/closed estuaries (TOCEs)...
December 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261505/the-role-of-public-sector-family-planning-programs-in-meeting-the-demand-for-contraception-in-sub-saharan-africa
#19
John Bongaarts, Karen Hardee
CONTEXT: Commonly used indicators of contraceptive behavior in a population-modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR), unmet need for contraception, demand for contraception and demand satisfied-are not well-suited for evaluating the progress made by government family planning programs in helping women and men achieve their reproductive goals. METHODS: Trends in these measures in 26 Sub-Saharan African countries between 1990 and 2014 were examined. Trends in a proposed new indicator, the public-sector family planning program impact score (PFPI), and its relationship to mCPR and the family planning effort score were also assessed...
June 1, 2017: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260740/-hepatitis-c-can-be-cured-will-hepatitis-b-become-next
#20
V P Chulanov, A P Zueva, D S Kostyushev, S A Brezgin, E V Volchkova, V V Maleyev
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC) are one of the leading causes of cirrhosis and liver cancer with over a million of people dying annually from their consequences. In Russia CHB and CHC morbidity and related mortality show an upward trend. As a result of recent breakthroughs in antiviral therapeutics CHC became a curable disease. Modern therapeutics effectively suppress viral replication in CHB patients, but withdrawal of antivirals usually results in disease relapse. Loss of HBsAg required for the so called 'functional cure' is a very rare event...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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