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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458122/regional-variations-of-cortical-bone-in-the-humeral-head-region-a-preliminary-study
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Yeming Wang, Jian Li, Jianhua Yang, Jingming Dong
BACKGROUND: Incidence of proximal humeral fractures dramatically increased over the last decade due to demographic changes. The goal of this study was to analyze regional characteristics of cortical bone in the humeral head region using cortical bone mapping (CBM) technique. METHODS: The proximal humerus of 103 healthy volunteers was imaged by clinical computed tomography (CT) scans. Three groups of volunteers were identified according to age: group A (20-39 years), group B (40-59 years), and group C (>60 years)...
February 16, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458088/antibiotics-use-among-palestine-refugees-attending-unrwa-primary-health-care-centers-in-jordan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maysun Al Baz, Michael R Law, Rawan Saadeh
The irrational use of antibiotics is increasing in Jordanian refugee camps and consequently so too is bacterial resistance. About one-third of health expenditures at UNRWA health centers in Jordan are attributed to antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: We studied knowledge, attitude and behaviour of Palestine refugees attending UNRWA health centers in Jordan regarding antibiotic use in order to plan public health interventions accordingly. METHODS: A cross-sectional, interviewer-administered survey among 250 adult Palestine refugees at four different health centres was conducted...
February 16, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458037/distinguishing-keratoconic-eyes-and-healthy-eyes-using-ultrahigh-resolution-uhr-oct-based-corneal-epithelium-thickness-mapping
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Niklas Pircher, Florian Schwarzhans, Stephan Holzer, Jan Lammer, Doreen Schmidl, Ahmed M Bata, Renè M Werkmeister, Gerald Seidel, Gerhard Garhöfer, Andreas Gschließer, Leopold Schmetterer, Gerald Schmidinger
PURPOSE: Discovering new predictive parameters in the diagnostics of Keratoconus (KC) has high priority. Aim of this trial was to find differences in epithelial thickness (ET) maps of eyes with KC and healthy eyes. DESIGN: Institutional cross-sectional study. METHODS: In this study 40 keratoconic eyes and 76 healthy eyes were scanned using a custom-built ultrahigh resolution OCT. Automated segmentation ET-maps with 17 subsectors were calculated (central, temporal inferior, temporal superior, nasal inferior and nasal superior area)...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457996/the-tyg-index-cutoff-point-and-its-association-with-body-adiposity-and-lifestyle-in-children
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Sarah A Vieira Ribeiro, Poliana C A Fonseca, Cristiana S Andreoli, Andréia Q Ribeiro, Helen H M Hermsdorff, Patrícia F Pereira, Silvia E Priore, Sylvia C C Franceschini
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors associated with insulin resistance in children aged 4-7 years, and to identify the cutoff point of the triglyceride-glucose index for the prediction of IR in this population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 403 children from a retrospective cohort. Insulin resistance was also evaluated in a sub-sample using the HOMA index. Four indicators of body adiposity were assessed: body mass index, waist-to-height ratio, and the percentages of total and central body fat...
February 16, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457967/dna-damage-and-genomic-instability-among-workers-formerly-and-currently-exposed-to-asbestos
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Mirta Milić, Monica Neri, Marcello Ceppi, Marco Bruzzone, Armelle Munnia, Donatella Ugolini, Alfonso Cristaudo, Alessandra Bonotti, Marco E Peluso, Stefano Bonassi
Objectives Despite an asbestos ban in the European Union, exposure to asbestos still represents an occupational risk. Biomarkers of DNA damage and genomic instability in groups exposed to asbestos may contribute to the identification of subgroups/subjects at higher risk. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted on 468 male individuals (80 working in occupational settings with potential exposure to asbestos fibers, 202 retired workers with past exposure, and 186 non-exposed controls) to compare genomic instability, cell proliferation and differentiation level using the non-invasive micronucleus buccal cytome assay...
February 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457826/prevalence-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-among-professional-male-long-distance-bus-drivers-in-lagos-south-west-nigeria-a-cross-sectional-study
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Casmir E Amadi, Tim P Grove, Amam C Mbakwem, Obianuju B Ozoh, Oyewole A Kushimo, David A Wood, Michael Akinkunmi
BACKGROUND: Professional drivers are known to be at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study was carried out to highlight these risk factors and their predictors among male long-distance professional bus drivers in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, with a view to improving health awareness in this group. METHOD: Socio-demographic data, anthropometric indices, blood pressure, fasting plasma blood glucose levels and lipid and physical activity profiles of 293 drivers were measured...
February 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457737/determining-the-value-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-lactate-dehydrogenase-level-in-differentiating-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-from-traumatic-lumbar-puncture
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Morteza Saeedi, Elnaz Vahidi, Shirin Asri, Amirhosein Jahanshir
CONTEXT: - Lumbar puncture (LP) is still an important modality in the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Rapid and correct fluid analysis can provide patients with a better prognosis by appropriate intervention. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the value of cerebrospinal fluid lactate dehydrogenase level in differentiation between SAH and traumatic LP. DESIGN: - This was a cross-sectional observational study. Patients with a diagnostic suspicion of SAH, who were admitted to the emergency department, were enrolled in our study based on the inclusion criteria...
February 19, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457723/accurate-quantum-wave-packet-study-of-the-deep-well-d-hd-reaction-product-ro-vibrational-state-resolved-integral-and-differential-cross-sections
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Haixiang He, Weimin Zhu, Wenli Su, Lihui Dong, Bin Li
The H+ + H2 reaction and its isotopic variants as the simplest triatomic ion-molecule reactive system have been attracting much interests, however there are few studies on the titled reaction at state-to-state level until recent years. In this work, accurate state-to-state quantum dynamics studies of the titled reaction have been carried out by a reactant Jacobi coordinate-based time-dependent wave packet approach on diabatic potential energy surfaces constructed by Kamisaka et al. Product ro-vibrational state-resolved information has been calculated for collision energies up to 0...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457694/exploring-self-management-on-glycemic-control-using-a-modified-information-motivation-behavioral-skills-model-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-shanghai-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Qi Chen, Huwen Wang, Yichen Wang, Zezhou Wang, DaiJun Zhao, Yong Cai
BACKGROUND: The utility and maturity of the original Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model have been verified in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients. But little research has clarified whether the model has effect on glycemic control. The main purpose of this study is to modify the IMB model to explore self-management on glycemic control in T2DM patients in Shanghai, China. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a convenience sampling method between June and August 2015 in three tertiary hospitals and four community health service centers...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457668/the-relationships-between-depression-neuroticism-and-attitudes-nda-model-in-heroin-abusers-in-taiwan
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Kun-Hua Lee, Cheng-Fang Yen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heroin use is a severe problem worldwide. To develop more effective treatments for heroin abusers, a comprehensive psychosocial model of heroin use should be established and examined. We created and assessed a neuroticism, depression, attitudes, and heroin addiction (NDA) model. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 234 patients undergoing methadone replacement treatment were recruited from psychiatric clinics. We used Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to assess all for neuroticism, depression, and a positive outcome expectancy (POE) (attitudes)...
February 19, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457600/public-online-information-about-tinnitus-a-cross-sectional-study-of-youtube-videos
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Corey H Basch, Jingjing Yin, Betty Kollia, Adeyemi Adedokun, Stephanie Trusty, Felicia Yeboah, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung
Purpose: To examine the information about tinnitus contained in different video sources on YouTube. Materials and Methods: The 100 most widely viewed tinnitus videos were manually coded. Firstly, we identified the sources of upload: consumer, professional, television-based clip, and internet-based clip. Secondly, the videos were analyzed to ascertain what pertinent information they contained from a current National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders fact sheet...
January 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457522/a-high-prevalence-of-tmd-is-related-to-somatic-awareness-and-pain-intensity-among-healthy-dental-students
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Anna Lövgren, Catharina Österlund, Aurelija Ilgunas, Ewa Lampa, Fredrik Hellström
OBJECTIVE: Dental students have been identified as a group with high risks of developing both temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and psychosocial conditions. Our primary aim was to evaluate the cross-sectional prevalence of TMD diagnoses, as defined in the Diagnostic Criteria (DC)/TMD, among dental students. The secondary aim was to evaluate the prevalence and association of behavioural and psychosocial factors in relation to DC/TMD diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among undergraduate dental students during the second semester of their third year at the Department of Odontology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University, Sweden...
February 18, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457512/perceived-diet-and-exercise-behaviors-among-social-network-members-with-personal-lifestyle-habits-of-public-housing-residents
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Kimberly A Gudzune, Jennifer Peyton, Craig Evan Pollack, J Hunter Young, David M Levine, Carl A Latkin, Jeanne M Clark
Our objective was to characterize the relationship between public housing residents' diet/exercise habits with similar behaviors among their social network. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of randomly selected households in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 2014 to August 2015. Adult heads of household completed questions on diet, exercise, and perceived habits among network members. Our dependent variables were high added sugar intake (≥39.9 teaspoons/day), high fruit/vegetable intake (≥6.1 servings/day), and being physically active (≥moderately activity)...
February 1, 2018: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457478/the-interrelationships-among-pain-interference-depressive-symptoms-loneliness-and-employment-status-a-moderated-mediation-study
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George Ct Mugoya, Lisa M Hooper, Sara Tomek, Safiya George Dalmida, Anneliese Bolland, Joy Ufomadu, John Bolland
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mediating effect of loneliness on the relationship between pain interference and depressive symptoms and to determine whether this mechanism is contingent on employment status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: A total of 876 adult caregivers of adolescents living in extremely impoverished conditions. ANALYSIS: Mediation and moderated mediation analyses using standard path-analytic approaches...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457362/a-multinational-observational-investigation-of-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457360/neglected-areas-on-thorax-computed-tomography-evaluation-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-paravertebral-muscles-and-para-aortic-adipose-tissue
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Mustafa Resorlu, Ozan Karatag, Canan A Toprak, Muhsin O Ozturk
INTRODUCTION: This study, investigated the para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area, a novel predictor of cardiovascular diseases and degenerative changes in the paravertebral muscles, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD: One hundred cases diagnosed as COPD and 50 healthy individuals with similar demographic characteristics were evaluated. Para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area (mm2 ), subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness (mm), paravertebral muscle area (mm2 ) and fat deposition in muscle tissue were assessed radiologically...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457351/24-hour-aortic-blood-pressure-variability-showed-a-stronger-association-with-carotid-damage-than-24-hour-brachial-blood-pressure-variability-the-safar-study
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Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Athanase D Protogerou, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher, Antonis A Argyris, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Theodore G Papaioannou, Henry Xu, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
We aim to compare 24-hour aortic blood pressure variability (BPV) with brachial BPV in relation to carotid damage as estimated by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cross-sectional area (CCSA). Four hundred and forty five individuals received brachial and aortic 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring with a validated device (Mobil-O-Graph). Systolic BPV was estimated by average real variability (ARV) and time-weighted standard deviation (wSD). In multiple logistic regression analysis, CIMT > 900 μm was significantly and independently associated with aortic ARV (OR = 1...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457350/reactivating-catalytic-surface-insights-into-the-role-of-hot-holes-in-plasmonic-catalysis
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Tianhuan Peng, Junjian Miao, Zhaoshuai Gao, Linjuan Zhang, Yi Gao, Chunhai Fan, Di Li
Surface plasmon resonance of coinage metal nanoparticles is extensively exploited to promote catalytic reactions via harvesting solar energy. Previous efforts on elucidating the mechanisms of enhanced catalysis are devoted to hot electron-induced photothermal conversion and direct charge transfer to the adsorbed reactants. However, little attention is paid to roles of hot holes that are generated concomitantly with hot electrons. In this work, 13 nm spherical Au nanoparticles with small absorption cross-section are employed to catalyze a well-studied glucose oxidation reaction...
February 19, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457258/quality-of-prescribing-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-the-united-states
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Shiyin Jiao, Irene B Murimi, Randall S Stafford, Ramin Mojtabai, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly broad prescribing authority in the United States, yet little is known regarding how the quality of their prescribing practices compares to that of physicians. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of prescribing practices of physicians and non-physician providers. METHODS: A serial cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was performed...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457209/agreement-between-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-and-final-diagnosis-in-acute-respiratory-tract-infections
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Sıddika Songül Yalçın, Beril Özdemir, Sadriye Özdemir, Esra Baskın
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and final diagnosis in patients presenting with cough at the second and third level health institutions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 373 children aged 2-60 mo who presented with cough at the pediatric emergency and outpatient clinics in the Department of Pediatrics. After clinical examination of children, body temperature, respiratory rate, saturation, presence or absence of the chest indrawing, rales, wheezing and laryngeal stridor were recorded...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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