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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347951/health-related-quality-of-life-among-healthy-elderly-iranians-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Sogand Tourani, Masoud Behzadifar, Mariano Martini, Aidin Aryankhesal, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Meysam Behzadifar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in elderly people can provide appropriate information for an optimal management of physical/mental conditions. The main objective of the present study was to quantitatively assess the HRQoL among healthy elder Iranian individuals as measured by the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, both overall and at the level of each its single component/domain. METHODS: This study was designed as a systematic review and meta-analysis, following the "Preferred Reporting Results of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses" (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 18, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347756/improved-understanding-of-the-acoustophoretic-focusing-of-dense-suspensions-in-a-microchannel
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S Karthick, A K Sen
We provide improved understanding of acoustophoretic focusing of a dense suspension (volume fraction φ>10%) in a microchannel subjected to an acoustic standing wave using a proposed theoretical model and experiments. The model is based on the theory of interacting continua and utilizes a momentum transport equation for the mixture, continuity equation, and transport equation for the solid phase. The model demonstrates the interplay between acoustic radiation and shear-induced diffusion (SID) forces that is critical in the focusing of dense suspensions...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344352/the-use-of-feed-grade-amino-acids-in-lactating-sow-diets
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Laura Greiner, Pairat Srichana, James L Usry, Casey Neill, Gary L Allee, Joseph Connor, Kevin J Touchette, Christopher D Knight
Background: The use of feed grade amino acids can reduce the cost of lactation feed. With changing genetics, increasing feed costs, and higher number of pigs weaned with heavier wean weights further evaluation of higher inclusion levels of feed-grade amino acid in lactation diets than previously published is warranted. Two experiments (Exp.) were conducted to determine the optimal inclusion level of L-lysine HCl to be included in swine lactation diets while digestible lysine levels remain constant across dietary treatments and allowing feed grade amino acids to be added to the diet to maintain dietary ratios relative to lysine to maximize litter growth rate and sow reproductive performance...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344038/an-evaluation-of-acupressure-on-the-sanyinjiao-sp6-and-hugo-li4-points-on-the-pain-severity-and-length-of-labor-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-study
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Fatemeh Najafi, Molouk Jaafarpour, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Javaher Khajavikhan
Background: In this study, the effects of SP6 and LI4 acupressure on the pain severity and length of labor are examined. Materials and Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis study was performed on articles published in 2004-2015. The articles, published in the English and Farsi languages, related to the effects of acupressure on the SP6 and LI4 points on the length and pain severity of labor. Data were collected by searching medical databases, including PubMed, ISI, MagIran, Google Scholar, Iran Medex, SID, Irandoc, and EMBASE, for relevant material...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331839/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-herg-variant-in-a-family-with-recurrent-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-retracting-a-genetic-diagnosis
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Valentine Sergeev, Frances Perry, Thomas M Roston, Shubhayan Sanatani, Glen F Tibbits, Thomas W Claydon
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the most common cardiac ion channelopathy and has been found to be responsible for approximately 10% of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases. Despite increasing use of broad panels and now whole exome sequencing (WES) in the investigation of SIDS, the probability of identifying a pathogenic mutation in a SIDS victim is low. We report a family-based study who are afflicted by recurrent SIDS in which several members harbor a variant, p.Pro963Thr, in the C-terminal region of the human-ether-a-go-go (hERG) gene, published to be responsible for cases of LQTS type 2...
December 20, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329929/detoxification-genes-polymorphisms-in-sids-exposed-to-tobacco-smoke
#6
Laura Filonzi, Cinzia Magnani, Anna Maria Lavezzi, Marina Vaghi, Luana Nosetti, Francesco Nonnis Marzano
The best hypothesis to explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) pathogenesis is offered by the "triple risk model", which suggests that an interaction of different variables related to exogenous stressors and infant vulnerability may lead to the syndrome. Environmental factors are triggers that act during a particular sensible period, modulated by intrinsic genetic characteristics. Although literature data show that one of the major SIDS risk factors is smoking exposure, a specific involvement of molecular components has never been highlighted...
January 9, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317279/research-progress-in-stroke-induced-immunodepression-syndrome-sids-and-stroke-associated-pneumonia-sap
#7
REVIEW
Dan-Dan Liu, Shi-Feng Chu, Chen Chen, Peng-Fei Yang, Nai-Hong Chen, Xin He
In recent years, stroke-induced immunodepression syndrome (SIDS) and the resulting stroke-associated infection (SAI) have become a focus of current research efforts. Inflammatory reactions after stroke promote tissue healing and eliminate necrotic cells, whereas excessive inflammatory reactions may cause secondary damage. Stroke-induced immunodepression not only reduces inflammatory reactions and protects brain tissues but also weakens the resistance of the human body against pathogens and leads to infection...
January 6, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311037/relationships-among-dietary-intakes-and-persistent-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-patients-receiving-enzyme-treatment-for-genetic-sucrase-isomaltase-deficiency
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Anne Boney, Heather E Elser, Heidi J Silver
BACKGROUND: Sucrose-isomaltase deficiency (SID) remains underdiagnosed. Absent or reduced enzyme activity promotes diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and flatulence from undigested and malabsorbed disaccharides. Frequency and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms may be associated with the type of carbohydrates consumed. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the dietary intakes of patients treated with sacrosidase (Sucraid; QOL Medical) for SID and determine relationships between type of carbohydrates, sacrosidase dose, and gastrointestinal symptoms...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302576/investigating-the-prevalence-of-preterm-birth-in-iranian-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nasibeh Sharifi, Somayyeh Khazaeian, Reza Pakzad, Azita Fathnezhad Kazemi, Hashemmieh Chehreh
Introduction: Despite medical advances, preterm delivery remains a global problem in developed and developing countries. The present study was aimed at conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the prevalence of preterm delivery in Iran. Methods: This study was carried out on studies conducted in Iran by searching databases of SID, Magiran, Irandoc, MEDLIB, Iranmedex, PubMed, Web of science, Google Scholar and Scopus. The search was conducted using advanced search and keywords of preterm delivery and equivalents of it in Mesh and their Farsi's Synonymous in all articles from 2000-2016...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299712/cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Rosemary S C Horne
A failure of cardiorespiratory control mechanisms, together with an impaired arousal response from sleep, are believed to play an important role in the final event of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The 'triple risk model' describes SIDS as an event that results from the intersection of three overlapping factors: (1) a vulnerable infant, (2) a critical developmental period in homeostatic control and (3) an exogenous stressor. In an attempt to understand how the triple risk hypothesis is related to infant cardiorespiratory physiology, many researchers have examined how the known risk and protective factors for SIDS alter infant cardiovascular control during sleep...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289380/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-vaccines-longitudinal-population-analyses
#11
Y Tony Yang, Jana Shaw
Concerns about a potential link between sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and vaccination are unsupported by longitudinal evidence. The analyses employed a multivariate mixed-effects model analyzing data from the National Immunization Survey, School Vaccination Assessment Reports, National Vital Statistics and National Children's Health Survey. We found that state-level childhood vaccine uptake for age appropriate vaccines was neither associated with the decline in the incidence of SIDS nor rise in the prevalence of ADHD...
December 27, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284132/prevalence-of-human-influenza-virus-in-iran-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sayed-Hamidreza Mozhgani, Mohadeseh Zarei Ghobadi, Sina Moeini, Reza Pakzad, Pegah Kananizadeh, Farida Behzadian
This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to consolidate the information on the prevalence of the human influenza virus, including H1N1 and H3N2 as well as B-type influenza across Iran from 2000 to December 2016. The literature search was based on keywords including "influenza," and "Iran," "human influenza," "prevalence," "relative frequency," "incidence," and "drug" in MEDLINE (PubMed), Web of Science, Scopus, ScienceDirect, the Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IranDoc), the Regional Information Centre for Science & Technology (RICeST), and the Scientific Information Database (SID)...
December 25, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281865/cancer-screening-awareness-and-practice-in-a-middle-income-country-a-systematic-review-from-ira
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Azam Majidi, Somayye Majidi, Somayye Salimzadeh, Maryam Khazaee- Pool, Alireza Sadjadi, Hamideh Salimzadeh, Alireza Delavari
Objective: Ageing population and noticeable changes in lifestyle in developing countries like Iran caused an increase in cancer incidence. This requires organized cancer prevention and screening programs in population level, but most importantly community should be aware of these programs and willing to use them. This study explored existing evidence on public awareness and practice, as well as, adherence to cancer screening in Iranian population. Methods: Major English databases including Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, and domestic Persian databases i...
December 28, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275938/the-prevalence-of-burnout-among-nursing-home-physicians-an-international-perspective
#14
Arif Nazir, Martin Smalbrugge, Andrea Moser, Jurgis Karuza, Charles Crecelius, Cees Hertogh, Sid Feldman, Paul R Katz
Physician burnout is a critical factor influencing the quality of care delivered in various healthcare settings. Although the prevalence and consequences of burnout have been well documented for physicians in various jurisdictions, no studies to date have reported on burnout in the postacute and long-term care setting. In this exploratory study, we sought to quantify the prevalence of burnout among 3 cohorts of physicians, each practicing in nursing homes in the United States (US), Canada, or The Netherlands...
January 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259934/the-prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-iranian-elderly-a-review-article
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Hassan Abolghasem Gorji, Mahtab Alikhani, Mohammad Mohseni, Mohammad Moradi-Joo, Hajar Ziaiifar, Ahmad Moosavi
Background: The elderly population following the improvement in health status and life expectancy in developing countries is increasing. Malnutrition causes decreased quality of life and increased mortality in elderly. This study aimed to review systematically and meta-analysis of studies assessing the prevalence of malnutrition among Iranian elderly people over 60 yr of age using Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA). Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted in 2016 to estimate the overall malnutrition prevalence...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258773/latch-and-trigger-role-for-r445-in-dat-transport-explains-molecular-basis-of-dtds
#16
Maarten E A Reith, Kymry T Jones, Juan Zhen, Sid Topiol
A recent study reports on five different mutations as sources of dopamine transporter (DAT) deficiency syndrome (DTDS). One of these mutations, R445C, is believed to be located on the intracellular side of DAT distal to the primary (S1) or secondary (S2) sites to which substrate binding is understood to occur. Thus, the molecular mechanism by which the R445C mutation results in DAT transport deficiency has eluded explanation. However, the recently reported X-ray structures of the endogenous amine transporters for dDAT and hSERT revealed the presence of a putative salt bridge between R445 and E428 suggesting a possible mechanism...
December 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258604/water-t2-as-an-early-global-and-practical-biomarker-for-metabolic-syndrome-an-observational-cross-sectional-study
#17
Michelle D Robinson, Ina Mishra, Sneha Deodhar, Vipulkumar Patel, Katrina V Gordon, Raul Vintimilla, Kim Brown, Leigh Johnson, Sid O'Bryant, David P Cistola
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a highly prevalent condition that identifies individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Prevention of these diseases relies on early detection and intervention in order to preserve pancreatic β-cells and arterial wall integrity. Yet, the clinical criteria for MetS are insensitive to the early-stage insulin resistance, inflammation, cholesterol and clotting factor abnormalities that characterize the progression toward type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249897/is-it-time-for-a-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-awareness-campaign-community-stakeholders-perceptions-of-sids
#18
Audra Gollenberg, Kim Fendley
Background: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States and in Virginia, the SIDS rate is higher than the national average. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders as to community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Methods: We used snowball sampling to identify important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A semi-structured interview lasting 45 min-2 hours was delivered to determine resource needs to reduce SIDS, and whether high-risk community members were aware of SIDS risk factors among stakeholders representing a variety of disciplines...
2018: Child care in practice: Northern Ireland journal of multi-disciplinary child care practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243157/why-is-a-prone-sleeping-position-dangerous-for-certain-infants
#19
Roger W Byard, Fiona Bright, Robert Vink
The prone (face down) sleeping position is known to be associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS), however, the reasons for this are unclear. Suggested mechanisms have involved suffocation from occlusion of the external airways by soft bedding/pillows or from flattening of the nose with backward displacement of the tongue, rebreathing of carbon dioxide, blunting of arousal responses with decreased cardiac responses to auditory stimulation, diaphragmatic splinting or fatigue, lowering of vasomotor tone with tachycardia, nasopharyngeal bacterial overgrowth, overheating, alteration of sleep patterns, compromise of cerebral blood flow and upper airway obstruction from distortion of nasal cartilages...
December 14, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238496/lifelong-learning-strategies-in-nursing-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Mojtaba Qanbari Qalehsari, Morteza Khaghanizadeh, Abbas Ebadi
Background: Lifelong learning is an expectation in the professional performance of nurses, which is directly related to the success of students in nursing schools. In spite of the considerable attention paid to this issue, lifelong learning strategies are not fully understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify lifelong learning strategies of nursing students with respect to international experience. Methods: In this systematic review, an extensive investigation was carried out using Persian and English studies in Pub Med, ProQuest, Cochrane, Ovid, Scopus, Web of Science, SID, and Iran Doc using the following keywords: lifelong learning, self-directed learning, lifelong learning model, continuing education, nursing education, and lifelong program...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
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