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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110510/access-equity-and-costs-of-induced-abortion-services-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mridula Shankar, Kirsten I Black, Philip Goldstone, Safeera Hussainy, Danielle Mazza, Kerry Petersen, Jayne Lucke, Angela Taft
OBJECTIVES: To examine access and equity to induced abortion services in Australia, including factors associated with presenting beyond nine weeks gestation. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of 2,326 women aged 16+ years attending for an abortion at 14 Dr Marie clinics. Associations with later presentation assessed using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: Over a third of eligible women opted for a medical abortion. More than one in 10 (11...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110474/subsequent-sexual-risks-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-may-differ-by-sex-of-first-partner-and-age-at-sexual-debut-a-cross-sectional-study-in-beijing-china
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Yu Liu, Han-Zhu Qian, K Rivet Amico, Hongjie Liu, Lu Yin, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Chen Zhang, Sten H Vermund
Sexual debut experience may influence HIV/sexual risks among men who have sex with men (MSM). We assessed associations between age of sexual debut and sex of debut partner with recent (past-3-month) sexual/HIV/syphilis risks among 3588 community-based Chinese MSM. Sexual debut with women was associated with more recent (condomless) insertive anal sex with men, more recent (condomless) vaginal sex, and more lifetime female partners. Sexual debut with men was associated with more recent (condomless) receptive anal sex with men and more lifetime male partners...
January 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110442/correlates-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-young-old-and-old-old-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Élvio R Quintal Gouveia, Bruna R Gouveia, Andreas Ihle, Matthias Kliegel, José A Maia, Sergi Bermudez I Badia, Duarte L Freitas
PURPOSE: This study aimed (1) to examine the role of potential correlates of HRQoL in a large representative sample of older adults, and (2) to investigate whether the relationships between HRQoL and potential factors differ as a function of HRQoL component (physical vs. mental) and/or age cohort (young-old vs. old-old). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 802 older adults aged 60-79 years old. HRQoL was assessed using the SF-36 questionnaire. Functional fitness was assessed using the Senior Fitness Test...
January 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110395/relative-contribution-of-health-related-behaviours-and-chronic-diseases-to-the-socioeconomic-patterning-of-low-grade-inflammation
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Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, George Pounis, Amalia De Curtis, Simona Costanzo, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano, Licia Iacoviello
OBJECTIVES: To test the association of low-grade inflammation with socioeconomic status (SES) and determine the relative contribution of prevalent chronic diseases and health-related behaviours in explaining such association. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis on 19,867 subjects (age ≥35, 48.1% men) recruited within the Moli-sani study from 2005 to 2010 (Italy). A score of low-grade inflammation, including platelet and leukocyte counts, the granulocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein was applied...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110289/associations-of-apolipoprotein-b-apolipoprotein-a-i-ratio-with-pre-diabetes-and-diabetes-risks-a-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-adults
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Shuang Zheng, Tingting Han, Hua Xu, Huan Zhou, Xingxing Ren, Peihong Wu, Jun Zheng, Lihua Wang, Ming Zhang, Yihong Jiang, Yawen Chen, Huiying Qiu, Wei Liu, Yaomin Hu
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A-I (ApoB/ApoA-I) ratio is a useful predictor of cardiovascular risk. However, the association between the ApoB/ApoA-I ratio and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still obscure. AIMS: To investigate the associations between the ApoB/ApoA-I ratio and the risk of T2DM and pre-diabetes in a Chinese population, and to assess the role of gender in these associations. METHODS: A stratified random sampling design was used in this cross-sectional study which included 264 men and 465 women with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), pre-diabetes or T2DM...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110284/injuries-caused-by-pets-in-asian-urban-households-a-cross-sectional-telephone-survey
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Emily Y Y Chan, Yang Gao, Liping Li, Po Yi Lee
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about pet-related injuries in Asian populations. This study primarily aimed to investigate the incidence rate of pet-related household injuries in Hong Kong, an urban Chinese setting. SETTING: Cantonese-speaking non-institutionalised population of all ages in Hong Kong accessible by telephone land-line. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 43 542 telephone numbers were dialled and 6570 residents successfully completed the interviews...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110224/emotional-intelligence-and-coping-strategies-as-determinants-of-quality-of-life-in-depressed-patient-caregiver-dyads-an-actor-partner-interdependence-analysis
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L Boyer, K Baumstarck, M Alessandrini, Z Hamidou, J Testart, M Serres, P Arquillière, P Auquier, T Leroy, X Zendjidjian
OBJECTIVE: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and their natural caregivers experience major lifestyle difficulties. Little is known concerning dyadic (i.e., patient and natural caregiver) characteristics' impact on quality of life. In a sample of depressed patient-caregiver dyads, we examined quality of life (QoL) levels compared with the general population and whether QoL is influenced by emotional intelligence (EI) and coping strategies using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM)...
January 8, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110211/methyl-mercury-but-not-inorganic-mercury-associated-with-higher-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy
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Ellen M Wells, Julie B Herbstman, Yu Hong Lin, Joseph R Hibbeln, Rolf U Halden, Frank R Witter, Lynn R Goldman
Prior studies addressing associations between mercury and blood pressure have produced inconsistent findings; some of this may result from measuring total instead of speciated mercury. This cross-sectional study of 263 pregnant women assessed total mercury, speciated mercury, selenium, and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in umbilical cord blood and blood pressure during labor and delivery. Models with a) total mercury or b) methyl and inorganic mercury were evaluated. Regression models adjusted for maternal age, race/ethnicity, prepregnancy body mass index, neighborhood income, parity, smoking, n-3 fatty acids and selenium...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110160/moderating-and-mediating-effects-of-resilience-between-childhood-trauma-and-depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-children
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Huisi Ding, Juan Han, Minli Zhang, Kaiqiao Wang, Jiangling Gong, Senbei Yang
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma has been regarded as a risk factor for adolescent depression. Resilience has been found to be a protective factor for adolescent mental health. However, it is not clear about the role of resilience in the relationship between childhood trauma and depression. METHODS: School attending adolescents (n=6406) aged 9-17 years were drawn from five primary schools, three middle schools and two high schools in Wuhan city of China in 2015. The participants were invited to complete self-report questionnaires, including demographics, childhood trauma, resilience and depressive symptoms...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110159/manganese-intake-is-inversely-associated-with-depressive-symptoms-during-pregnancy-in-japan-baseline-data-from-the-kyushu-okinawa-maternal-and-child-health-study
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Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa
BACKGROUND: One epidemiological study in Canada has addressed the association between zinc intake and depressive symptoms during pregnancy while another epidemiological study in Korea has examined the association between iron intake and depressive symptoms during pregnancy. The present cross-sectional study in Japan examined the association between intake of zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese and depressive symptoms during pregnancy. METHODS: Study subjects were 1745 pregnant women...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110098/clinical-manifestations-of-helicobacter-pylori-negative-gastritis
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Seiji Shiota, Aaron P Thrift, Linda Green, Rajesh Shah, Gordana Verstovsek, Massimo Rugge, David Y Graham, Hashem B El-Serag
OBJECTIVES: There are data to suggest the existence of non-H. pylori gastritis. However, the risk factors and clinical course for H. pylori-negative gastritis remain unclear. We aimed to examine the prevalence and determinants of H. pylori-negative gastritis in a large multiethnic clinical population. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional study among patents scheduled for an elective esophagastroduodenoscopy or attending selected primary care clinics and eligible for screening colonoscopy at a single VA medical center...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110051/reliability-of-self-reported-recent-antibiotic-use-among-the-general-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Béatrice Demore, Diane Le Govic, Nathalie Thilly, Jean-Marc Boivin, Céline Pulcini
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the reliability of self-reported recent antibiotic use, including ability to name the antibiotic, among pharmacy customers from the general population. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study of adults took place in pharmacies in northeastern France from January to April 2016. Participants were asked if they had used any antibiotics in the preceding four months and if so, to name them. Their reports were compared with an electronic pharmacy dispensing record listing all of the medication dispensed to them in France...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109993/epilepsy-associated-levels-of-perceived-stigma-their-associations-with-treatment-and-related-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-in-urban-and%C3%A2-rural-areas-in-ecuador
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Jaime Luna, Mandy Nizard, Danielle Becker, Daniel Gerard, Alejandro Cruz, Voa Ratsimbazafy, Michel Dumas, Marcelo Cruz, Pierre-Marie Preux
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is felt to be a stigmatizing condition. Stigma has been considered one of the major factors contributing to the burden of epilepsy and to the treatment gap. Stigma has a negative effect on the management of people with epilepsy (PWE). Furthermore, lack of information and inappropriate beliefs are still the factors that most contribute to stigma and discrimination. In this study, we assessed the level of perceived stigma in urban and rural areas and we report their association with in antiepileptic drug (AED) use, effects on seeking medical care, and stigma-associated factors...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109763/healthier-children-s-meals-in-restaurants-an%C3%A2-exploratory-study-to-inform-approaches-that%C3%A2-are-acceptable-across-stakeholders
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Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Sara C Folta, Meaghan E Glenn, Anita Jones-Mueller, Vanessa M Lynskey, Anjali A Patel, Lisa L Tse, Nanette V Lopez
OBJECTIVE: Assess parents', children's, and restaurant executives' perspectives on children's meals in restaurants. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Parents and children completed predominantly quantitative surveys at 4 quick- and full-service restaurant locations. Telephone interviews were conducted with executives representing additional restaurants. PARTICIPANTS: Parents (n = 59) and their first- through fourth-grade children (n = 58); executives (n = 4)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109691/erectile-dysfunction-in-male-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis
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Alexander Egeberg, Peter R Hansen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lone Skov, Jacob P Thyssen
INTRODUCTION: Patients with psoriasis have increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but data on atopic dermatitis (AD) are less clear-cut. However, it is well-established that erectile dysfunction (ED) can serve as a risk marker for coronary disease. AIM: To investigate the incidence, prevalence, and risk of ED in men with psoriasis and AD. METHODS: The sample included all Danish men at least 30 years old. In patients with AD and psoriasis, we determined disease severity based on use of systemic therapy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109689/-intensity-of-interprofessional-collaboration-among-intensive-care-nurses-at-a-tertiary-hospital
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G Serrano-Gemes, M Rich-Ruiz
OBJECTIVES: To measure the intensity of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in nurses of an intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary hospital, to check differences between the dimensions of the Intensity of Interprofessional Collaboration Questionnaire, and to identify the influence of personal variables. METHOD: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 63 intensive care nurses selected by simple random sampling. Explanatory variables: age, sex, years of experience in nursing, years of experience in critical care, workday type and work shift type; variable of outcome: IPC...
January 18, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109680/-why-do-generic-drugs-fail-to-achieve-an-adequate-market-share-in-greece-empirical-findings-and-policy-suggestions
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T Balasopoulos, A Charonis, K Athanasakis, J Kyriopoulos, E Pavi
OBJECTIVES: Since 2010, the memoranda of understanding were implemented in Greece as a measure of fiscal adjustment. Public pharmaceutical expenditure was one of the main focuses of this implementation. Numerous policies, targeted on pharma spending, reduced the pharmaceutical budget by 60.5%. Yet, generics' penetration in Greece remained among the lowest among OECD countries. This study aims to highlight the factors that affect the perceptions of the population on generic drugs and to suggest effective policy measures...
January 9, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109536/biomechanical-properties-of-bovine-tendon-xenografts-treated-with-a-modern-processing-method
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Henry B Colaço, Breck R Lord, Diane L Back, Andrew J Davies, Andrew A Amis, Adil Ajuied
Xenograft tendons have been used in few human studies, with variable results. With the advent of novel tissue processing techniques, which may mitigate against an immune-mediated rejection response without adversely affecting mechanical properties, there may now be a clinical role for xenograft tendons, particularly in knee ligament reconstruction. We hypothesize that 'BioCleanse®' processed bovine extensor digitorum medialis (EDM) tendons exhibit favorable time-zero pre-implantation biomechanical characteristics when compared to both unprocessed bovine EDM tendons and BioCleanse® processed human cadaveric allograft tibialis anterior tendons...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109535/resistance-training-minimizes-the-biomechanical-effects-of-aging-in-three-different-rat-tendons
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Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Jeeser Alves Almeida, Wilson Romero Nakagaki, Vinicius Guzzoni, Fábio Boghi, Adriana Renner, Paulo Eugênio Silva, João Luiz Quagliotti Durigan, Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araújo
Aging process is characterized by a decline in the organism functionality, especially in the decrease of muscle function, which also affects tendons. On the other hand, the resistance training (RT) has been used as an important tool to increase muscle and tendineous function during aging. Thus, this study aim has been to verify the effects of RT on the biomechanical properties of three different aged rat tendons. For this purpose, 20 wistar rats have been divided into four groups (5 rats per group): young sedentary (YS), trained (YT), old sedentary (OS) and old trained (OT)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109491/audiovisual-sentence-repetition-as-a-clinical-criterion-for-auditory-development-in-persian-language-children-with-hearing-loss
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Mohammad Majid Oryadi-Zanjani, Maryam Vahab, Zahra Rahimi, Anis Mayahi
OBJECTIVES: It is important for clinician such as speech-language pathologists and audiologists to develop more efficient procedures to assess the development of auditory, speech and language skills in children using hearing aid and/or cochlear implant compared to their peers with normal hearing. So, the aim of study was the comparison of the performance of 5-to-7-year-old Persian-language children with and without hearing loss in visual-only, auditory-only, and audiovisual presentation of sentence repetition task...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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