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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944679/risk-and-protective-factors-for-health-related-quality-of-life-among-persons-aging-with-hiv
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Annie L Nguyen, Candice J McNeil, S Duke Han, Scott D Rhodes
For persons living with HIV, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) may be threatened by physical and mental conditions but may be protected by positive psychological traits. We performed an exploratory look at the risk and protective factors for HRQOL in older adults living with HIV. Cross-sectional analyses of baseline data from the Rush Center of Excellence on Disparities in HIV and Aging (CEDHA), a community-based cohort of persons ages ≥50 living with HIV (n = 176) were performed. Analyses examined the relationship between risk/protective factors and two outcomes (i...
September 25, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944467/olfactory-dysfunction-predicts-subsequent-dementia-in-older-u-s-adults
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Dara R Adams, David W Kern, Kristen E Wroblewski, Martha K McClintock, William Dale, Jayant M Pinto
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between olfactory dysfunction and subsequent diagnosis of dementia. DESIGN: Longitudinal study of a population representative of U.S. older adults. SETTING: Home interviews (National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project). PARTICIPANTS: Men and women aged 57 to 85 (N = 2,906). MEASUREMENTS: Objective odor identification ability was measured at baseline using a validated five-item test...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944459/the-changing-demographic-profile-of-dentists-and-dental-specialists-in-south-africa-2002-2015
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Ahmed Bhayat, Usuf Chikte
INTRODUCTION: It is essential to have regular audits of the number of oral health personnel so that planning, delivery of services and training can be addressed. There has not been such an audit in South Africa (SA) for more than 10 years. AIM: To determine the demographic profile of dentists and dental specialists (DS) between 2002 and 2015. METHODS: A retrospective record-based study was used and all dentists and DS registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) from 2002 till 2015 were included...
September 24, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943220/who-s-not-protected-in-the-herd-factors-associated-with-vaccine-type-hpv-in-unvaccinated-women
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C Smith, L Ding, P M Gorbach, E L Franco, J A Kahn
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that vaccine-type human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence may decrease in unvaccinated women after HPV vaccine introduction, indicating herd protection. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with vaccine-type HPV (i.e. absence of herd protection) after vaccine introduction. DESIGN: We conducted three cross-sectional studies from 2006-2014 (n=1180): wave 1 (2006-2007), wave 2 (2009-2010), and wave 3 (2013-2014)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942673/concussion-nondisclosure-during-professional-career-among-a-cohort-of-former-national-football-league-athletes
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Zachary Y Kerr, Johna K Register-Mihalik, Melissa C Kay, J D DeFreese, Stephen W Marshall, Kevin M Guskiewicz
BACKGROUND: Despite a focus on the incidence and effects of concussion, nondisclosure of sports-related concussions among retired players from the National Football League (NFL) has yet to be examined. PURPOSE: Examine the prevalence of and factors associated with nondisclosure of sports-related concussions in former NFL athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A sample of 829 former NFL players completed a general health survey...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942611/global-sensory-impairment-predicts-morbidity-and-mortality-in-older-u-s-adults
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Jayant M Pinto, Kristen E Wroblewski, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, Camil Correia, Kevin J Lopez, Rachel C Chen, David W Kern, Philip L Schumm, William Dale, Martha K McClintock
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate global sensory impairment (GSI, an integrated measure of sensory dysfunction) as a predictor of physical function, cognition, overall health, and mortality. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. PARTICIPANTS: A national probability sample of 3,005 home-dwelling older U.S. adults assessed at baseline (2005-06) and 5-year follow-up (2010-11). MEASUREMENTS: Gait speed, activity, disability, cognition, overall health, 5-year mortality...
September 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941962/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-preterm-birth-a-complex-multifactorial-problem
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Tracy A Manuck
Preterm birth remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among nonanomalous neonates, and is a major public health problem. Non-Hispanic black women have a 2-fold greater risk for preterm birth compared with non-Hispanic white race. The reasons for this disparity are poorly understood and cannot be explained solely by sociodemographic factors. Underlying factors including a complex interaction between maternal, paternal, and fetal genetics, epigenetics, the microbiome, and these sociodemographic risk factors likely underlies the differences between racial groups, but these relationships are currently poorly understood...
September 20, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941009/-i-only-watch-for-the-commercials-messages-about-weight-eating-and-race-in-super-bowl-advertisements
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Janet A Lydecker, Antonio Izzo, Gail Spielberger, Carlos M Grilo
OBJECTIVE: Health experts and communication experts assert that the media influence individuals' health. Yet, incongruously, the public, policy-makers and the media themselves appear reticent to accept that the media could have extensive negative influence on health. METHODS: The current study examined all ads that aired from Super Bowl XLVI through Super Bowl XLIX (N = 241) using a detailed, multistep coding process. RESULTS: Ads had similar racial/ethnic diversity in the full sample and food/beverage ads...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940423/the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-dependent-coverage-expansion-disparities-in-impact-among-young-adult-oncology-patients
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Elysia M Alvarez, Theresa H Keegan, Emily E Johnston, Robert Haile, Lee Sanders, Paul H Wise, Olga Saynina, Lisa J Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Private health insurance is associated with improved outcomes in patients with cancer. However, to the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion (ACA-DCE), which extended private insurance to young adults (to age 26 years) beginning in 2010, on the insurance status of young adults with cancer. METHODS: The current study was a retrospective, population-based analysis of hospitalized young adult oncology patients (aged 22-30 years) in California during 2006 through 2014 (11,062 patients)...
September 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939713/trends-in-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-cardiovascular-health-among-us-adults-from-1999-2012
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Lindsay R Pool, Hongyan Ning, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Norrina B Allen
BACKGROUND: In the United States, there are persistent racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. National efforts have focused on reducing these disparities; however, little is known about the long-term trends in racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health (CVH). METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 11 285 adults aged ≥20 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys survey cycles 1999/2000 through 2011/2012...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939062/poor-oral-health-affects-survival-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Douglas R Farquhar, Kimon Divaris, Angela L Mazul, Mark C Weissler, Jose P Zevallos, Andrew F Olshan
INTRODUCTION: Poor oral health has emerged as a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) but its impact on survival has not been examined. We sought to estimate the impact of oral health indicators on survival in a population-based HNSCC cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases (n=1381) and age-, sex- and race-matched controls (n=1396) were participants in the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiologic Study (CHANCE). Vital status was determined via linkage with the National Death Index...
October 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938955/cumulative-psychological-stress-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-middle-aged-and-older-women-rationale-design-and-baseline-characteristics
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Michelle A Albert, Eva M Durazo, Natalie Slopen, Alan M Zaslavsky, Julie E Buring, Ted Silva, Daniel Chasman, David R Williams
Although a growing body of evidence indicates strong links between psychological stress (stress) and untoward cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, comprehensive examination of these effects remains lacking. The "Cumulative Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Middle Aged and Older Women" study is embedded within the landmark Women's Health Study (WHS) follow-up cohort and seeks to evaluate the individual and joint effects of stressors (cumulative stress) on incident CVD risk, including myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization and CVD death...
October 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938735/the-age-of-fathers-in-the-usa-is-rising-an-analysis-of-168-867-480-births-from-1972-to-2015
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Yash S Khandwala, Chiyuan A Zhang, Ying Lu, Michael L Eisenberg
STUDY QUESTION: How has the mean paternal age in the USA changed over the past 4 decades? SUMMARY ANSWER: The age at which men are fathering children in the USA has been increasing over time, although it varies by race, geographic region and paternal education level. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: While the rise in mean maternal age and its implications for fertility, birth outcomes and public health have been well documented, little is known about paternal characteristics of births within the USA...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937934/an-evaluation-of-new-york-city-s-2015-birth-certificate-gender-marker-regulation
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Erica J Lee, Danielle Gurr, Gretchen Van Wye
PURPOSE: In 1971, the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene amended Section 207.05 of the NYC Health Code to allow individuals who had undergone "convertive surgery" (interpreted by the code to mean genital surgery) to amend the gender on their birth certificates. This surgery requirement was removed in 2015. In a survey evaluating the regulation change, we sought to characterize the transgender population newly eligible to obtain a gender-congruent NYC birth certificate by comparing respondents with and without genital surgery...
September 22, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935384/disparities-in-body-mass-index-trajectories-from-adolescence-to-early-adulthood-for-sexual-minority-women
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Sarah M Wood, Whitney Schott, Michael P Marshal, Aletha Y Akers
PURPOSE: We aimed to estimate group-based trajectories of body mass index (BMI) in a longitudinal cohort of young women and determine the association between sexual identity and BMI trajectory group, adjusting for obesity risk factors. METHODS: We analyzed data from females in waves I-IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Sexual identity was categorized as heterosexual, mostly heterosexual, bisexual, or lesbian (homosexual/mostly homosexual)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934718/urinary-bpa-and-phthalate-metabolite-concentrations-and-plasma-vitamin-d-levels-in-pregnant-women-a-repeated-measures-analysis
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Lauren E Johns, Kelly K Ferguson, David E Cantonwine, Thomas F McElrath, Bhramar Mukherjee, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: In addition to its well-established role in maintaining skeletal health, vitamin D has essential regulatory functions in female reproductive and pregnancy outcomes. Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) are endocrine disruptors, and previous research has suggested that these chemical agents may disrupt circulating levels of total 25(OH)D in adults. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationships between repeated measures of urinary phthalate metabolites and BPA and circulating total 25(OH)D in a prospective cohort of pregnant women...
August 31, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934128/neuroticism-predicts-subsequent-risk-of-major-depression-for-whites-but-not-blacks
#17
Shervin Assari
Cultural and ethnic differences in psychosocial and medical correlates of negative affect are well documented. This study aimed to compare blacks and whites for the predictive role of baseline neuroticism (N) on subsequent risk of major depressive episodes (MDD) 25 years later. Data came from the Americans' Changing Lives (ACL) Study, 1986-2011. We used data on 1219 individuals (847 whites and 372 blacks) who had data on baseline N in 1986 and future MDD in 2011. The main predictor of interest was baseline N, measured using three items in 1986...
September 21, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933955/the-role-of-sex-related-alcohol-expectancies-in-alcohol-involved-consensual-and-nonconsensual-sex-among-women-of-asian-pacific-islander-and-women-of-european-race-ethnicity
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Allyson L Dir, Arthur R Andrews, Sarah M Wilson, Tatiana M Davidson, Amanda K Gilmore
Alcohol-involved sexual experiences, including incapacitated sexual assault and alcohol-involved sex, are major public health concerns among college women. Further, racial/ethnic diversity among college students is increasing, particularly with regard to increases in college students of Asian/Pacific Islander (API) race/ethnicity. Of relevance, evidence suggests differences in sexual assault rates across ethnicities and cultures; however, no known study to date has examined differences by ethnicity and first language in expectancies and experiences specifically surrounding alcohol and sex...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933932/enrollment-in-california-s-medicaid-program-after-the-affordable-care-act-expansion
#19
Jing Wang, Amal N Trivedi
OBJECTIVES: To determine enrollment rates and predictors of enrollment for newly eligible low-income adults in California following the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid expansion. METHODS: We used data from the 2014 to 2015 California Health Interview Survey to examine post-ACA Medicaid enrollment rates and multivariable logistic regression to assess the association of demographic factors, income, and health with enrollment. RESULTS: We found a 78...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930888/what-matters-most-to-whom-racial-ethnic-and-language-differences-in-the-health-care-experiences-most-important-to-patients
#20
Rebecca L Collins, Ann Haas, Amelia M Haviland, Marc N Elliott
BACKGROUND: Some aspects of patient experience are more strongly related to overall ratings of care than others, reflecting their importance to patients. However, little is known about whether the importance of different aspects of this experience differs across subgroups. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the aspects of health care most important to patients differ according to patient race, ethnicity, and language preference. RESEARCH DESIGN: In response to the 2013 Medicare Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) survey, patients rated their overall health care and completed items measuring five patient experience domains...
September 19, 2017: Medical Care
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