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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926727/early-pregnancy-intrauterine-fetal-exposure-to-maternal-smoking-and-impact-on-fetal-telomere-length
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Hooman Mirzakhani, Immaculata De Vivo, J Steven Leeder, Roger Gaedigk, Carrie A Vyhlidal, Scott T Weiss, Kelan Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Reduced telomere length, or its accelerated attrition, has been implicated in aging, mortality, and several human diseases, including respiratory diseases. Age dependent manifestation of telomere-mediated disease during life span indicates the role of developmental stage in these diseases and highlights the importance of fetal developmental process in utero and at earlier life stages. Environmental determinants during developmental and later stages of life could affect telomere length...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926583/influence-of-attitudes-and-behavior-of-milkers-on-the-hygienic-and-sanitary-quality-of-milk
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Oscar David Múnera-Bedoya, Laerte D Cassoli, Paulo F Machado, Mario Fernando Cerón-Muñoz
Recognizing how human behaviors affect the milk process can be useful to understand variations in hygienic and sanitary parameters in bulk tank milk. Furthermore, this knowledge could be used to design management programs that guarantee milk quality, favoring the optimization of such processes. Forty-six milkers from the same number of dairy farms in Antioquia province (Colombia) were interviewed to establish the main factors associated to milk quality. Technical knowledge, motivations, and behavior of the personnel and its effect on hygienic and sanitary quality of milk were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926306/efficacy-of-art-therapy-in-individuals-with-personality-disorders-cluster-b-c-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Suzanne Haeyen, Susan van Hooren, William van der Veld, Giel Hutschemaekers
Multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with personality disorders (PDs) often include art therapy, but the efficacy of this intervention has hardly been evaluated. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of an art therapy intervention on psychological functioning of patients with a PD. In this randomized controlled trial, 57 adult participants diagnosed with a PD cluster B/C (SCID-II) were randomly assigned to either weekly group art therapy (1.5 hours, 10 weeks) or a waiting list group...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926291/has-province-wide-symptom-screening-changed-opioid-prescribing-rates-in-older-patients-with-cancer
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Lisa Barbera, Rinku Sutradhar, Anna Chu, Hsien Seow, Craig C Earle, Mary Ann O'Brien, Deborah Dudgeon, Carlo DeAngelis, Clare Atzema, Amna Husain, Ying Liu, Doris Howell
PURPOSE: Previous work in Ontario demonstrated that 33% of patients with cancer with severe pain did not receive opioids at the time of their pain assessment. With efforts to increase symptom screening and management since then, the objective of this study was to examine temporal trends in opioid prescribing. METHODS: The cohort was comprised of Ontario residents ≥ 65 years of age with a cancer history who were eligible for the government pharmacare program and had a pain assessment using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926243/are-we-there-yet-applying-thermodynamic-and-kinetic-profiling-on-embryonic-ectoderm-development-eed-hit-to-lead-program
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Ying Wang, Rohinton P Edalji, Sanjay C Panchal, Chaohong C Sun, Stevan W Djuric, Anil Vasudevan
It is advocated that kinetic and thermodynamic profiling of bioactive compounds should be incorporated and utilized as complementary tools for hit and lead optimizations in drug discovery. To assess their applications in the EED hit-to-lead optimization process, large amount of thermodynamic and kinetic data were collected and analyzed via isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR), respectively. Slower dissociation rates (koff) of the lead compounds were observed as the program progressed...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925801/mf59-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluad%C3%A2-elicits-higher-immune-responses-than-a-non-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluzone%C3%A2-a-randomized-multicenter-phase-iii-pediatric-trial-in-mexico
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Aurelio Cruz-Valdez, Gabriel Valdez-Zapata, Sanjay S Patel, Flavia V Castelli, Marcia G Garcia, Wim T Jansen, Ashwani Kumar Arora, Esther Heijnen
The poor immune response elicited by trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs) in children can be enhanced by the addition of adjuvants. This observer-blind, randomized Phase III trial assessed the immunogenicity and safety of the MF59-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine FLUAD® (aTIV) and a non-adjuvanted TIV, in healthy children (aged 6 to <72 months) from 3 centers in Mexico, during the 2014-2015 season. The primary objectives were to assess the non-inferiority of aTIV to TIV, measured by geometric mean titers (GMTs), and the safety of aTIV and TIV...
September 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925766/correlation-of-types-of-food-and-asthma-diagnosis-in-childhood-a-case-control-study
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Souheil Hallit, Chantal Raherison, Rita Abou Abdallah, Rabih Hallit, Pascale Salameh
BACKGROUND: Studies concerning asthma in Lebanon investigated environmental and personal factors but none of them took into account the effect of nutritional habits. Our objective is to assess the effect of nutritional habits on asthma and allergies in Lebanese children aged between 3-16 years old. METHODS: This is a case-control study, conducted between December 2015 and April 2016. The Food Frequency Questionnaire was composed of 16 semi-quantitative questions covering different food categories...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925604/epidemiology-and-prognosis-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-utah
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Hari Shanmugam, Luca Brunelli, Lorenzo D Botto, Sergey Krikov, Marcia L Feldkamp
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a relatively frequent and severe malformation. Population-based data on clinical presentation and associated mortality are scarce. We examined a state-wide cohort of infants with a clinically validated diagnosis of CDH to assess their clinical profile, sociodemographic patterns, and infant mortality. METHODS: We identified CDH cases from Utah's statewide population-based surveillance program among the cohort of all pregnancy outcomes (live births, stillbirths, and pregnancy terminations) delivered from 1999 to 2011...
September 19, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925573/achieving-recovery-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-through-psycho-social-interventions-a-retrospective-study
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Mariachiara Buonocore, Marta Bosia, Maria Alice Baraldi, Margherita Bechi, Marco Spangaro, Federica Cocchi, Laura Bianchi, Carmelo Guglielmino, Antonella Rita Mastromatteo, Roberto Cavallaro
AIM: Recovery, or functional remission represents the ultimate treatment goal in schizophrenia. Despite its importance, a standardized definition of remission is still lacking, thus reported rates significantly vary across studies. Moreover, the effects of rehabilitative interventions on recovery are still poorly investigated. This study aims to evaluate recovery in a sample of patients with chronic schizophrenia engaged in rehabilitation programs and to explore contributing factors, with a focus on of socio-cognitive rehabilitative interventions...
September 19, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925554/monitoring-of-sesamia-nonagrioides-resistance-to-mon%C3%A2-810-maize-in-the-european-union-lessons-from-a-long-term-harmonized-plan
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Gema P Farinós, Pedro Hernández-Crespo, Félix Ortego, Pedro Castañera
BACKGROUND: MON 810 maize, which expresses the insecticidal protein Cry1Ab, is a highly effective method to control Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre), a key maize pest in Mediterranean countries. Monitoring programs to assess the potential development of resistance of target pests to Bt maize are mandatory in the European Union (EU). Here we report the results of the S. nonagrioides resistance monitoring plan implemented for MON 810 maize in the EU between 2004-2015 and reassess the different components of this long-term harmonized plan...
September 19, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925525/determinants-of-low-risk-of-asthma-exacerbation-during-pregnancy
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Zarqa Ali, Lisbeth Nilas, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Assessment of asthma control every 4-6 weeks during pregnancy is recommended to reduce risk of exacerbation, and by that improve outcome. OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants of pregnancies with low risk of asthma exacerbation. METHODS: All pregnant women enrolled into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program at Hvidovre Hospital since 2007. Assessment of asthma control, adjustment of treatment, spirometry and measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (FE NO) were performed, and baseline characteristics and exacerbation history was collected at enrolment...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925334/comparative-patient-satisfaction-and-feasibility-of-a-pilot-parkinson-s-disease-enrichment-program
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Tabina K Choudhury, Celeste Harris, Kathleen Crist, Terry K Satterwhite, Michele K York
BACKGROUND: Available treatment options for Parkinson's disease (PD) are primarily aimed at pharmacological and/or neurosurgical management of motor symptoms. However, many patients also experience chronic non-motor symptoms (NMS), including significant cognitive and mood changes. Currently, there is a gap in the neuropsychological literature regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological treatment options for cognitive and mood changes in PD. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the efficacy and patient satisfaction of a pilot nonpharmacological intervention for alleviating NMS in patients with PD...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925292/using-a-media-campaign-to-increase-engagement-with-a-mobile-based-youth-smoking-cessation-program
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Amy Sanders, Cendrine Robinson, Shani C Taylor, Samantha D Post, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Rui Shi, Yvonne M Hunt, Erik M Augustson
PURPOSE: To describe the impact of the National Cancer Institute's promotion of its youth smoking cessation program, Smokefree Teen (SFT). DESIGN: We provide a description of campaign strategies and outcomes as a means to engage a teen audience in cessation resources using a cost-effective approach. SETTING: The campaign occurred nationally, using traditional (TV and radio), online, and social media outreach. PARTICIPANTS: Ads targeted adolescent smokers (aged 14-17)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925036/combining-food-based-dietary-recommendations-using-optifood-with-zinc-fortified-water-potentially-improves-nutrient-adequacy-among-4-to-6-year-old-children-in-kisumu-west-district-kenya
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Prosper Kujinga, Karin J Borgonjen-van den Berg, Cecilia Superchi, Hermine J Ten Hove, Elizabeth Opiyo Onyango, Pauline Andang'o, Valeria Galetti, Michael B Zimmerman, Diego Moretti, Inge D Brouwer
Children in developing countries often face multiple micronutrient deficiencies. Introduction of zinc-fortified water can increase zinc intake, but additional recommendations are required to address overall diet nutrient adequacy. We developed and tested food-based recommendations (FBRs) that included zinc-fortified water for children aged between 4 and 6 years from rural Kenya to achieve the best possible nutrient adequacy. Dietary intakes of 60 children aged 4-6 years, from Kisumu West district, Kenya, were assessed using a quantitative multipass 24-hr recall...
September 19, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925026/characterizing-community-courts
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Tali Gal, Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg
Community courts (CCs) provide a therapeutic diversion for repeat low-level offenders. This article explores the characteristics of two Israeli CCs using the Criminal Law Taxonomy (CLT), an instrument developed by the authors for assessing process-, stakeholder-, substance-, and outcomes-related characteristics of criminal justice mechanisms. Through court-hearing observations and a process of multi-rater coding of cases, the article analyzes the courtroom dynamics according to a set of 13 measurable parameters...
September 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924747/effectiveness-of-intensive-primary-care-interventions-a-systematic-review
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Samuel T Edwards, Kim Peterson, Brian Chan, Johanna Anderson, Mark Helfand
BACKGROUND: Multicomponent, interdisciplinary intensive primary care programs target complex patients with the goal of preventing hospitalizations, but programs vary, and their effectiveness is not clear. In this study, we systematically reviewed the impact of intensive primary care programs on all-cause mortality, hospitalization, and emergency department use. METHODS: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Reviews of Effects from inception to March 2017...
September 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924465/brain-dead-donation-rate-in-month-of-ramadan-and-the-other-months-2005-2014
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M Aghighi, M Mahdavi-Mazdeh, M Saberi Isfeedvajani, S A Tavakoli, N Tirgar, A Heidary Rouchi
Regardless of the level of development, religion and beliefs have crucial impact on people's attitude towards organ donation. Although organ donation in Islam is obviously appraised, mainly due to lack of an appropriate infrastructure, post-mortem donation rate in Islamic countries is not comparable to successful settings. We conducted this study to assess the extent of contribution of factors that reduce the level of effectiveness, and also to determine the impact of altruistic feelings in the month of Ramadan on family refusal as the leading modifiable contributor to organ donation rate...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924347/the-mechanisms-of-graphene-based-materials-induced-programmed-cell-death-a-review-of-apoptosis-autophagy-and-programmed-necrosis
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Lingling Ou, Shaoqiang Lin, Bin Song, Jia Liu, Renfa Lai, Longquan Shao
Graphene-based materials (GBMs) are widely used in many fields, including biomedicine. To date, much attention had been paid to the potential unexpected toxic effects of GBMs. Here, we review the recent literature regarding the impact of GBMs on programmed cell death (PCD). Apoptosis, autophagy, and programmed necrosis are three major PCDs. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that the mitochondrial pathways and MAPKs (JNK, ERK, and p38)- and TGF-β-related signaling pathways are implicated in GBMs-induced apoptosis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924253/quantitative-trait-loci-responsible-for-sharp-eyespot-resistance-in-common-wheat-ci12633
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Xujiang Wu, Kai Cheng, Renhui Zhao, Shujiang Zang, Tongde Bie, Zhengning Jiang, Ronglin Wu, Derong Gao, Boqiao Zhang
Sharp eyespot is a major fungal disease of wheat caused by Rhizoctonia cerealis in cool and humid environments worldwide. In this study, 224 single seed descent derived F13, F14 and F15 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) from the cross between CI12633 (a resistant cultivar) and Yangmai 9 (a susceptible cultivar) were assessed for sharp eyespot resistance (R.cerealis isolate R0301) in field and greenhouse conditions in three growing seasons. Different agronomic characteristics were also evaluated in the field with no disease infection...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924002/variations-in-infant-and-childhood-vitamin-d-supplementation-programs-across-europe-and-factors-influencing-adherence
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Suma Uday, Ardita Kongjonaj, Magda Aguiar, Ted Tulchinsky, Wolfgang Hoegler
BACKGROUND: Nutritional rickets is a growing global public health concern despite existing prevention programs and health policies. We aimed to compare infant and childhood vitamin D supplementation policies, implementation strategies and practices across Europe and explore factors influencing adherence. METHODS: European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Bone and Growth Plate Working Group members and other specialists completed a questionnaire on country-specific vitamin D supplementation policy and child healthcare programs, socioeconomic factors, policy implementation strategies, and adherence...
September 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
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