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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738314/factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-a-cohort-of-older-homeless-adults-results-from-the-hope-home-study
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Emily Hurstak, Julene K Johnson, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, Claudia Ponath, Christopher T Lee, Christina Weyer Jamora, Margot Kushel
BACKGROUND: We evaluated cognitive function and factors associated with cognitive impairment in a cohort of older homeless adults. We hypothesized that substance use and a history of traumatic brain injury would be associated with cognitive impairment. METHODS: We recruited 350 homeless individuals aged ≥50 years using population-based sampling and conducted structured interviews and neuropsychological testing. We evaluated alcohol use with the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, defining high-severity alcohol use as a total score ≥16 or ≥4 on the alcohol dependency sub-scale...
July 4, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738263/prenatal-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-birth-weight-a-pooled-analysis-from-three-north-american-longitudinal-pregnancy-cohort-studies
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Maria José Rosa, Ashley Pajak, Allan C Just, Perry E Sheffield, Itai Kloog, Joel Schwartz, Brent Coull, Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Andrea A Baccarelli, Kathi Huddleston, John E Niederhuber, Martha María Téllez Rojo, Robert O Wright, Chris Gennings, Rosalind J Wright
A common practice when analyzing multi-site epidemiological data is to include a term for 'site' to account for unmeasured effects at each location. This practice should be carefully considered when site can have complex relationships with important demographic and exposure variables. We leverage data from three longitudinal North American pregnancy cohorts to demonstrate a novel method to assess study heterogeneity and potential combinability of studies for pooled analyses in order to better understand how to consider site in analyses...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738262/systematic-review-of-community-health-impacts-of-mountaintop-removal-mining
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Abee L Boyles, Robyn B Blain, Johanna R Rochester, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Susan B Goldhaber, Sofie McComb, Stephanie D Holmgren, Scott A Masten, Kristina A Thayer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this evaluation is to understand the human health impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the major method of coal mining in and around Central Appalachia. MTR mining impacts the air, water, and soil and raises concerns about potential adverse health effects in neighboring communities; exposures associated with MTR mining include particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, hydrogen sulfide, and other recognized harmful substances...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738204/the-fate-of-sotalol-in-aqueous-chlorination-kinetics-mechanisms-and-ecotoxicity-assessment
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Wan Nor Adira Wan Khalit, Kheng Soo Tay
Unmetabolized pharmaceuticals often enter the water treatment plants and exposed to various treatment processes. Among these water treatment processes, disinfection is a process which involves the application of chemical oxidation to remove pathogen. Untreated pharmaceuticals from primary and secondary treatment have the potential to be exposed to the chemical oxidation process during disinfection. This study investigated the kinetics and mechanism of the degradation of sotalol during chlorination process. Chlorination with hypochlorous acid (HOCl) as main reactive oxidant has been known as one of the most commonly used disinfection methods...
July 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737994/impact-of-a-patient-support-program-on-patient-adherence-to-adalimumab-and-direct-medical-costs-in-crohn-s-disease-ulcerative-colitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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David T Rubin, Manish Mittal, Matthew Davis, Scott Johnson, Jingdong Chao, Martha Skup
BACKGROUND: AbbVie provides a free-to-patient patient support program (PSP) to assist adalimumab-treated patients with medication costs, nurse support, injection training, pen disposal, and medication reminders. The impact of these services on patient adherence to adalimumab and direct medical costs associated with autoimmune disease has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between participation in a PSP and outcomes (adalimumab adherence, persistence, and direct medical costs) in patients initiating adalimumab treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737839/moving-an-evidence-based-parenting-program-into-the-community
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Caroline K P Roben, Mary Dozier, E B Caron, Kristin Bernard
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) is a parenting program developed to enhance sensitivity among parents of infants who experience early adversity. In several randomized clinical trials, the intervention's efficacy has been demonstrated. Moving interventions into the community with adequate fidelity is challenging, though, and intervention effects are often much smaller than when tested in randomized clinical trials. To enhance the likelihood that ABC is delivered with high fidelity, a microanalytic fidelity assessment was developed...
July 24, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737685/microcystin-prevalence-throughout-lentic-waterbodies-in-coastal-southern-california
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Meredith D A Howard, Carey Nagoda, Raphael M Kudela, Kendra Hayashi, Avery Tatters, David A Caron, Lilian Busse, Jeff Brown, Martha Sutula, Eric D Stein
Toxin producing cyanobacterial blooms have increased globally in recent decades in both frequency and intensity. Despite the recognition of this growing risk, the extent and magnitude of cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxin prevalence is poorly characterized in the heavily populated region of southern California. Recent assessments of lentic waterbodies (depressional wetlands, lakes, reservoirs and coastal lagoons) determined the prevalence of microcystins and, in some cases, additional cyanotoxins. Microcystins were present in all waterbody types surveyed although toxin concentrations were generally low across most habitats, as only a small number of sites exceeded California's recreational health thresholds for acute toxicity...
July 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737625/a-national-seroepidemiologic-survey-of-pertussis-among-school-children-in-taiwan
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Chun-Yi Lu, Hsing-Chen Tsai, Yhu-Chering Huang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Li-Min Huang
BACKGROUND: In 2009, a booster dose of acellular pertussis vaccine for children at or before entry to elementary school was added to the national immunization program in Taiwan, which includes pertussis vaccination at 2, 4, 6, and 18 months of age. In 2013, a study to assess the level of humoral immunity against pertussis in elementary and junior high school children and adolescents was conducted. METHODS: A multistage stratified systematic sampling method was applied to randomly selected grade 1 to 9 school children for testing...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737609/the-effects-of-supplementary-low-load-blood-flow-restriction-training-on-morphological-and-performance-based-adaptations-in-team-sport-athletes
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Brendan R Scott, Jeremiah J Peiffer, Paul S R Goods
Scott, BR, Peiffer, JJ, and Goods, PSR. The effects of supplementary low-load blood flow restriction training on morphological and performance-based adaptations in team sport athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(8): 2147-2154, 2017-Low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction (BFR) may be a method to enhance muscular development even in trained athletes. This study aimed to assess whether supplemental low-load BFR training can improve muscle size, strength, and physical performance characteristics in team sport athletes...
August 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737589/validity-of-a-taekwondo-specific-test-to-measure-vo2peak-and-the-heart-rate-deflection-point
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Jader Sant'Ana, Emerson Franchini, Juan Murias, Fernando Diefenthaeler
This study investigated whether the progressive specific taekwondo test (PSTT) is a valid test to measure peak oxygen consumption (VO2PEAK) and the heart rate deflection point (HRDP) in taekwondo athletes. Eighteen male black belt athletes (25.3 ± 4.8 years; 8.2 ± 4.7 years of practice; 171.8 ± 4.7 cm; 76.1 ± 8.2 kg, and 13.1 ± 2.9% body fat) involved in regional and national level competitions performed the PSTT and an incremental treadmill test (IT). The following variables were analyzed: VO2PEAK, respiratory quotient, oxygen consumption at the HRDP (VO2HRDP), peak heart rate (HRPEAK), HRDP, and peak post-test blood lactate concentration...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737585/biomarkers-in-sports-and-exercise-tracking-health-performance-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Elaine C Lee, Maren S Fragala, Stavros A Kavouras, Robin M Queen, J Luke Pryor, Douglas J Casa
Biomarker discovery and validation is a critical aim of the medical and scientific community. Research into exercise and diet-related biomarkers aims to improve health, performance, and recovery in military personnel, athletes, and lay-persons. Exercise physiology research has identified individual biomarkers for assessing health, performance, and recovery during exercise training. However, there are few recommendations for biomarker panels for tracking changes in individuals participating in physical activity and exercise training programs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737452/memory-rehabilitation-for-the-working-memory-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-ms
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Shokoufeh Mousavi, Hossein Zare, Masoud Etemadifar, Hamid Taher Neshatdoost
OBJECTIVE: The main cognitive impairments in multiple sclerosis (MS) affect the working memory, processing speed, and performances that are in close interaction with one another. Cognitive problems in MS are influenced to a lesser degree by disease recovery medications or treatments,but cognitive rehabilitation is considered one of the promising methods for cure. There is evidence regarding the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for MS patients in various stages of the disease...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737328/-documenting-a-rehabilitation-program-using-a-logic-model-an-advantage-to-the-assessment-process
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Frédérique Poncet, Bonnie Swaine, Pascale Pradat-Diehl
<ce:para>The cognitive and behavioral disorders after brain injury can result in severe limitations of activities and restrictions of participation. An interdisciplinary rehabilitation program was developed in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Pitié-Salpêtriere Hospital, Paris, France. Clinicians believe this program decreases activity limitations and improves participation in patients. However, the program’s effectiveness had never been assessed. To do this, we had to define/describe this program...
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737076/the-communication-skills-and-the-empathic-tendency-levels-of-nursing-students-a-cross-sect%C3%A4-onal-study
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Berrin Pazar, Meral Bayram Demiralp, İmren Erer Rn
BACKGROUND: Communication skills are important in every stage of life but even more so when caring for the sick individual. These skills are essential for every member of the healthcare team including nurses and should always be used in every each encounter with the patient. The most basic component of communication skills is the complex and multidimensional skill of empathy. AIM: This study was conducted to assess the communication skills and empathic tendency levels of female nursing students...
July 24, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736862/quality-management-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-under-the-korean-national-cancer-screening-program
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Moon Hyung Choi, Seung Eun Jung, Joon-Il Choi, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Hyun Cheol Kim, Yongsoo Kim, Yeol Kim, Boyoung Park
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of ultrasound (US) examinations for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance under the Korean National Cancer Screening Program and to assess knowledge and experience about liver US of physicians who perform US examinations. METHODS: The investigation about the quality of liver US for hepatocellular carcinoma screening was based on the results of a nationwide quality assurance (QA) evaluation between 2012 and 2014 at all medical institutions participating in the National Cancer Screening Program...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736796/longitudinal-research-on-aging-drivers-longroad-study-design-and-methods
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Guohua Li, David W Eby, Robert Santos, Thelma J Mielenz, Lisa J Molnar, David Strogatz, Marian E Betz, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Lindsay H Ryan, Vanya Jones, Samantha I Pitts, Linda L Hill, Charles J DiMaggio, David LeBlanc, Howard F Andrews
BACKGROUND: As an important indicator of mobility, driving confers a host of social and health benefits to older adults. Despite the importance of safe mobility as the population ages, longitudinal data are lacking about the natural history and determinants of driving safety in older adults. METHODS: The Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) project is a multisite prospective cohort study designed to generate empirical data for understanding the role of medical, behavioral, environmental and technological factors in driving safety during the process of aging...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736684/multimodality-imaging-approaches-for-evaluating-traumatic-extremity-injuries-implications-for-military-medicine
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REVIEW
Mitchel R Stacy, Christopher L Dearth
Significance: Military service members are susceptible to traumatic extremity injuries that often result in limb loss. Tremendous efforts have been made to improve medical treatment that supports residual limb function and health. Despite recent improvements in treatment and novel prosthetic devices, many patients experience a wide range of clinical problems within residual limbs that can negatively impact the progress of rehabilitation programs while also impairing functional capacity and overall quality of life...
July 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736572/an-index-to-characterize-female-career-promotion-in-academic-medicine
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Dörthe Brüggmann, David A Groneberg
BACKGROUND: Imbalances in female career promotion are a key factor of gender disparities at the workplace. They may lead to stress and stress-related diseases including burnout, depression or cardiovascular diseases. Since this problem cannot be generalized and varies between different fields, new approaches are needed to assess and describe the magnitude of the problem in single fields of work. METHODS: To construct a new index, operating figures of female and male medical students were collected for Germany in a period over 15 years and their progression throughout their studies towards specialization and academic chair positions...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736443/clock-3111t-c-genetic-variant-influences-the-daily-rhythm-of-autonomic-nervous-function-relevance-to-body-weight-control
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M-T Lo, C Bandin, H-W Yang, F A J L Scheer, K Hu, M Garaulet
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Humans carrying the genetic risk variant C at the circadian CLOCK (Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput) 3111T/C have been shown to have more difficulties to achieve desired weight loss than TT carriers. We tested the hypothesis that the daily rhythm of autonomic nervous function differs in CLOCK 3111C carriers, leading to reduced effectiveness in weight control. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We recruited 40 overweight/obese Caucasian women (BMI>25), 20 carrying CLOCK 3111C (CC and TC) and 20 non-carriers with matched age and BMI who participated in a dietary obesity treatment program of up to 30 weeks...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736357/incidence-demographics-and-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ayman El-Menyar, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hassan Al-Thani, Rafael Consunji, Rifat Latifi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious global public health challenge. We aimed to assess the pattern of TBI in the Middle East, as reported in the last decade. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted on PubMed, MEDLINE and Google scholar electronic databases. The search-terms used in different combinations were epidemiology, incidence, case fatality, mortality, intracranial injury, brain injury, head injury and the country names. Additional searches were conducted using reference lists of studies and review articles for selection of relevant articles...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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