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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034748/demographic-and-neonatal-risk-factors-for-childhood-asthma-in-the-usa
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David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Mark R Geier
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is the most common chronic condition diagnosed among children worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This study evaluated on a longitudinal basis prospectively collected medical records for demographic and neonatal information among USA (USA) children diagnosed with childhood asthma in comparison to controls. DESIGN: The vaccine safety data link (VSD) database was examined to identify cases (n = 5907) diagnosed with International Classification of Disease, ninth revision (ICD-9) healthcare provider diagnosed childhood asthma (493...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030889/activating-inert-alkali-metal-ions-by-electron-transfer-from-manganese-oxide-for-formaldehyde-abatement
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Jiayi Gao, Zhiwei Huang, Yaxin Chen, Jing Wan, Xiao Gu, Zhen Ma, Jianmin Chen, Xingfu Tang
Alkali metal ions often act as promoters rather than active components due to their stable outermost electronic configurations and their inert properties in heterogeneous catalysis. Herein, we activate inert alkali metal ions such as K+ and Rb+ by electron transfer from hollandite-type manganese oxide (HMO) support for HCHO oxidation. Results from synchrotron X-ray diffraction, absorption, and photoelectron spectroscopies demonstrate that the electronic density of states of single alkali metal adatoms is much higher than that of K+ or Rb+, because electrons transfer from manganese to the alkali metal adatoms through bridging lattice oxygen...
October 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945208/digestion-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-by-bifidobacterium-breve-in-the-premature-infant
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Mark A Underwood, Jasmine C C Davis, Karen M Kalanetra, Sanjay Gehlot, Sanjay Patole, Daniel J Tancredi, David A Mills, Carlito B Lebrilla, Karen Simmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure consumption and absorption of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in a cohort of premature infants treated with probiotic Bifidobacterium breve. METHODS: Twenty-nine premature infants (median gestational age 28 weeks, range 23-32 weeks) cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of the King Edward and Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth, Australia, were treated with B breve at a dose of 1.66 billion organisms per day...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938233/no-apparent-association-between-bipolar-disorder-and-cancer-in-a-large-epidemiological-study-of-outpatients-in-a-managed-care-population
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Natan R Kahan, Barbara Silverman, Irena Liphshitz, Dan-Andrei Waitman, Itzhak Ben-Zion, Alexander M Ponizovsky, Abraham Weizman, Alexander Grinshpoon
An association between bipolar disorder (BD) and cancer risk has been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate this association through linkage analysis of a national HMO database and a national cancer registry. All members of the Leumit Health Services (LHS) HMO of Israel from 2000 to 2012 were included. Members with a recorded diagnosis of BD and a record of at least one written or dispensed prescription for pharmacotherapy for treatment of BD were classified as patients with BD. We linked the LHS population with the Israel National Cancer Registry database to capture all cases of cancer reported...
September 21, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913650/does-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-increase-breast-cancer-risk-in-peri-menopausal-women-an-hmo-perspective
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Nava Siegelmann-Danieli, Itzhak Katzir, Janet Vesterman Landes, Yaakov Segal, Rachel Bachar, Hadas Rotem Rabinovich, Martin Bialik, Joseph Azuri, Avi Porath, Yossef Lomnicky
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) use and breast cancer (BC) risk. METHODS: A cohort of all Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) female members aged 40-50 years between 1/2003 and 12/2013 was used to identify LNG-IUS users as "cases," and 2 age-matched non-users as "controls." Exclusion criteria included: prior BC diagnosis, prior (5 years pre-study) and subsequent treatment with other female hormones or prophylactic tamoxifen...
September 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881314/analytical-characterization-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-potential-applications-in-pharmaceutical-analysis
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Márkó Grabarics, Orsolya Csernák, Réka Balogh, Szabolcs Béni
Human breast milk is the gold standard for infant feeding and the best possible nourishment a new-born could have. Breastfeeding is the natural way to provide optimal nutritional, immunological and emotional nurturing for the healthy growth and development of infants. Human milk is a complex and dynamic biofluid comprised of many hundreds to thousands of distinct bioactive structures, among which one of the most abundant substances are the non-conjugated complex carbohydrates referred to as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875497/cancer-screening-of-older-adults-in-israel-according-to-life-expectancy-cross-sectional-study
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Ronen Bareket, Mara A Schonberg, Doron Comaneshter, Yochai Schonmann, Michal Shani, Arnon Cohen, Shlomo Vinker
OBJECTIVES: To examine over-screening of older Israelis for colon and breast cancer. DESIGN: Cross sectional. SETTING: Clalit Health Services (CHS), Israel's largest health maintenance organization (HMO), provides care for more than half of the country's population and operates a national age-based programs for cancer screening. PARTICIPANTS: All community-dwelling members aged 65 to 79 in 2014 (N = 370,876). MEASUREMENTS: We used CHS data warehouse to evaluate cancer screening during 2014...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838950/medicaid-managed-care-structures-and-care-coordination
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Douglas H Gilchrist-Scott, James A Feinstein, Rishi Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Child enrollment in Medicaid managed care (MMC) has expanded dramatically, primarily through state mandates. Care coordination is a key metric in MMC evaluation because it drives much of the proposed cost savings and may be associated with improved health outcomes and utilization. We evaluated the relationships between enrollment in 2 MMC structures, primary care case management (PCCM) and health maintenance organization (HMO) and access to and receipt of care coordination by children...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835872/disparities-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-versus-hemiarthroplasty-in-the-management-of-geriatric-femoral-neck-fractures
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Sean Dangelmajer, Arthur Yang, Michael Githens, Alex H S Harris, Julius A Bishop
INTRODUCTION: Recent clinical evidence suggests that total hip arthroplasty (THA) provides improved clinical outcomes as compared to hemiarthroplasty (HA) for displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly individuals. However, THA is still utilized relatively infrequently. Few studies have evaluated the factors affecting utilization and the role socioeconomics plays in THA versus HA. METHODS: In the United States, the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was used to identify patients treated surgically for femoral neck fracture, between 2009 and 2010...
September 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834837/open-versus-closed-reduction-of-maxillary-fractures-complications-and-resource-utilization
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Yasmina Zoghbi, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Albert Lee, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Maxillary fractures are frequently managed depending on the surgeon's preferences, nature of the injury, presence of associated injuries, and comorbidities. Current literature advocates open reduction with plating versus closed techniques. However, data defining associated costs and complications comparing the 2 approaches remains lacking. METHODS: National Inpatient Sample (2006-2011) was examined for patients undergoing closed or open (76.73-76.74) reduction of maxillary fractures...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801473/type-2-diabetes-in-the-real-world-the-elusive-nature-of-glycemic-control
#11
Steven V Edelman, William H Polonsky
Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of over 40 new treatment options for type 2 diabetes since 2005, the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the proportion of patients achieving glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <7.0% (<53 mmol/mol) remains around 50%, with a negligible decline between the periods 2003-2006 and 2011-2014. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reports even more alarming rates, with only about 40% and 30% of patients achieving HbA1c <7...
August 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794206/lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-did-not-affect-human-milk-oligosaccharides-and-bioactive-proteins-in-a-randomized-trial
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Josh M Jorgensen, Charles Arnold, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, David Chaima, Yin Bun Cheung, Jasmine Cc Davis, Yue-Mei Fan, Elisha Goonatilleke, Emma Kortekangas, Chiza Kumwenda, Carlito B Lebrilla, Kenneth Maleta, Sarah M Totten, Lauren D Wu, Kathryn G Dewey
Background: Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and bioactive proteins are beneficial to infant health. Recent evidence suggests that maternal nutrition may affect the amount of HMOs and proteins in breast milk; however, the effect of nutrient supplementation on HMOs and bioactive proteins has not yet been well studied.Objective: We aimed to determine whether lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNSs) affect milk bioactive protein and HMO concentrations at 6 mo postpartum in women in rural Malawi. These are secondary outcomes of a previously published randomized controlled trial...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780103/human-milk-oligosaccharide-consumption-by-probiotic-and-human-associated-bifidobacteria-and-lactobacilli
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Taksawan Thongaram, Jennifer L Hoeflinger, JoMay Chow, Michael J Miller
Human milk contains high concentrations of nondigestible complex oligosaccharides (human milk oligosaccharides; HMO) that reach the colon and are subsequently fermented by the infant gut microbiota. Using a high-throughput, low-volume growth determination, we evaluated the ability of 12 lactobacilli and 12 bifidobacteria strains, including several commercial probiotics, to ferment HMO and their constituent monomers. Of the 24 strains tested, only Bifidobacterium longum ssp. infantis ATCC 15697 and Bifidobacterium infantis M-63 were able to ferment 3'-sialyllactose, 6'-sialyllactose, 2'-fucosyllactose, and 3'-fucosyllactose...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764968/production-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-by-enzymatic-and-whole-cell-microbial-biotransformations
#14
Georg A Sprenger, Florian Baumgärtner, Christoph Albermann
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are almost unique constituents of breast milk and are not found in appreciable amounts in cow milk. Due to several positive aspects of HMO for the development, health, and wellbeing of infants, production of HMO would be desirable. As a result, scientists from different disciplines have developed methods for the preparation of single HMO compounds. Here, we review approaches to HMO preparation by (chemo-)enzymatic syntheses or by whole-cell biotransformation with recombinant bacterial cells...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759272/determination-of-asthma-control-using-administrative-data-regarding-short-acting-beta-agonist-inhaler-purchase
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Dekel Shlomi, Irit Katz, Michael J Segel, Bernice Oberman, Nir Peled
BACKGROUND: Symptom control is a primary goal in asthma. We hypothesized that administrative data regarding rescue inhaler purchases may correlate with asthma symptom control. METHODS: We identified all patients who purchased short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) inhalers during the course of one year in the database of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Primary physicians identified asthma patients and classified their asthma symptom control into three groups according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758307/random-blood-glucose-screening-at-a-public-health-station-encouraged-high-risk-subjects-to-make-lifestyle-changes
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Karin Elman, Julio Wainstein, Mona Boaz, Daniela Jacubovitz, Yosefa Bar-Dayan
BACKGROUND: Screening and early diagnosis of prediabetes and diabetes can prevent or delay disease onset and complications. To that end, a free public health station was established in a large, government medical centre. This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of abnormal random blood glucose results among patients with no history of diabetes or prediabetes. METHODS: The Diabetes Unit supervised a public dysglycaemia and hypertension screening station. Participants with blood glucose >140 mg/dL and no history of diabetes or prediabetes were contacted by telephone for follow-up...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754440/to-intubate-or-not-to-intubate-emergency-medicine-physicians-perspective-on-intubating-critically-ill-terminal-cancer-patients
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Kenneth Kim, Bharath Chakravarthy, Craig Anderson, Solomon Liao
CONTEXT: Emergency Physicians (EPs) often need to make a decision whether or not to intubate a terminal cancer patient. OBJECTIVE: To explore EPs' attitudes about intubating critically ill, terminal cancer patients. METHODS: Fifty EPs at three emergency departments (one university-based, one community, and one HMO) in Southern California participated in an anonymous survey that presented a hypothetical case of an end-stage lung cancer patient in pending respiratory failure...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751033/the-relationship-between-health-services-standardized-costs-and-mortality-is-non-linear-results-from-a-large-hmo-population
#18
Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Michal Skornick-Bouchbinder, Moshe Hoshen, Shai Brill
Older age, male gender, and poor socioeconomic status have been found to predict mortality. Studies have also documented an elevation in health services standardized costs (HSSC) and expenditures in the last years of life. We examined the contribution of HSSC in the last years of life in predicting mortality beyond predictors that have been established in the literature, and whether the impact of HSSC on mortality is linear. Vulnerability, operationalized as being exempt from co-payments due to poverty, being a holocaust survivor, or other reasons, was examined as potentially mediating the relationship between HSSC and mortality...
September 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749685/high-throughput-label-and-immobilization-free-screening-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-against-lectins
#19
Amr El-Hawiet, Yajie Chen, Km Shams-Ud-Doha, Elena N Kitova, Yves St-Pierre, John S Klassen
The intense interest in the mechanisms responsible for the beneficial effects of breast-feeding on infant health has created a significant need for analytical methods capable of rapidly identifying interactions between human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and their protein receptors. Currently, there are no established, high-throughput assays for the screening libraries of free (unmodified) HMOs against lectins. The present work describes a rapid and label- and immobilization-free assay, based on catch-and-release electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (CaR-ESI-MS), capable of simultaneously screening mixtures of free HMOs of known concentration for binding to lectins in vitro...
September 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726512/human-milk-oligosaccharide-categories-define-the-microbiota-composition-in-human-colostrum
#20
J Aakko, H Kumar, S Rautava, A Wise, C Autran, L Bode, E Isolauri, S Salminen
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are structurally diverse unconjugated glycans with a composition unique to each lactating mother. While HMOs have been shown to have an impact on the development of infant gut microbiota, it is not well known if HMOs also already affect milk microbial composition. To address this question, we analysed eleven colostrum samples for HMO content by high-pressure liquid chromatography and microbiota composition by quantitative PCR. Higher total HMO concentration was associated with higher counts of Bifidobacterium spp...
August 24, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
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