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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926990/implementing-a-health-and-wellbeing-programme-for-children-in-early-childhood-a-preliminary-study
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Karen Munday, Megan Wilson
In New Zealand, there is a high prevalence of childhood poverty and food insecurity, which can impact a family's ability to provide high quality, nutrient dense foods for their children. In an attempt to increase the quality of the food consumed by children attending a decile two (low socio-economic) kindergarten and to address food insecurity issues, an educational health and wellness initiative, in conjunction with a free lunch programme, was introduced. The impact of the lunches and the effectiveness of the programme were evaluated...
September 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926733/epidemiology-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-basrah-southern-iraq-a-retrospective-study
#2
Dhaighum Almahfoodh, Majid Alabbood, Ahmed Alali, Abbas Mansour
AIMS: To investigate the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Basrah city, Southern Iraq, between 2012 and 2016 among people 0-40year old. METHODS: This was a retrospective data analysis of electronic archives for patients with T1DM registered in Faiha Specialized Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism Center (FDEMC), which is a tertiary referring Center in Basrah. The data include electronic database from August 2008 to February 2016. Incidence and prevalence rates are expressed per 100,000...
September 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926393/trends-in-the-treatment-of-single-and-multilevel-cervical-stenosis-a-review-of-the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery-database
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Alfredo Arrojas, J Benjamin Jackson, Gregory Grabowski
BACKGROUND: In order to identify any changes in the utilization of new and old techniques, we investigated trends in the operative management of cervical stenosis by orthopaedic surgeons applying for board certification. METHODS: We queried the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database from 1998 to 2013 to identify all of the cervical spine procedures for stenosis that had been performed by candidates taking Part II of the licensing examination. Longitudinal trends were determined for the utilized approach, the individual procedures that had been performed, and whether a motion-preserving technique had been employed...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926326/prevalence-of-hepatitis-a-virus-antibody-in-portuguese-travelers-a-new-paradigm
#4
Sónia Rocha, Sandra Tejo, Eugénia Ferreira, Luís Trindade, Eduardo Rabadão, Nuno Marques, José Saraiva da Cunha
INTRODUCTION: In Portugal, the prevalence of hepatitis A virus infection has decreased in the past decades, especially in young adults. The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of antibody to hepatitis A virus in a population observed in our Travel Clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Antibodies against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus were tested using standard enzyme immunoassay in patients older than 18. The exclusion criteria were: prior vaccination for hepatitis A virus, previous diagnosis of infection with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and/or human immunodeficiency virus, foreign travelers and long-term expatriates...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926093/pulmonary-hypertension-molecular-aspects-of-current-therapeutic-intervention-and-future-direction
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Taruna Katyal Arora, Amit KumarArora, Monika Katyal Sachdeva, Satyendra Kumar Rajput, Arun Kumar Sharma
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening lung disorder with towering prevalence and risk for future has been gradually rising worldwide. Even, no specific medications are available for pulmonary hypertension; various classes of treatment based upon the origin and magnitude of hypertension are still used for the treatment of PH. Consideration of molecular or signaling modulation is the imperative approach that can offer a new notion for prevalent pharmacotherapeutic agents. Instead of concurrent targets, including endothelin receptor antagonists (ETA/ETB), phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDF-5), calcium channel blockers, anticoagulants, diuretics and long acting prostacyclin analogue, recent scientific reports revealed the numerous potential alternative therapeutic approaches that can significantly target the pathological signaling alteration associated with PH...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925892/natural-active-compounds-from-plant-food-and-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#6
Qian Liu, Lixin Zhu, Chen Cheng, Yiyang Hu, Qin Feng
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become more prevalent worldwide. It is often associated with some metabolic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. With increasing focus on the treatment of fatty liver, much attention has been paid to numerous medicinal herbs and dietary substances to provide a new strategy for NAFLD treatment. The natural active compounds from the herbs or diet have been studied as promising treatments for NAFLD. This study aimed to summarize the use and mechanism of action of natural active compounds in the treatment of NAFLD in the recent 10 years...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925595/determination-of-crassphage-in-water-samples-and-applicability-for-tracking-human-faecal-pollution
#7
Cristina García-Aljaro, Elisenda Ballesté, Maite Muniesa, Juan Jofre
In recent decades, considerable effort has been devoted to finding microbial source-tracking (MST) markers that are suitable to assess the health risks of faecally polluted waters, with no universal marker reported so far. In this study, the abundance and prevalence of a crAssphage-derived DNA marker in wastewaters of human and animal origins were studied by a new qPCR assay with the ultimate aim of assessing its potential as an MST marker. crAssphage showed up to 10(6) GC/ml in the sewage samples of human origin, in both the total DNA and the viral DNA fraction...
September 19, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925418/mhealth-application-areas-and-technology-combinations-a-comparison-of-literature-from-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
#8
Haitham Abaza, Michael Marschollek
BACKGROUND: With the continuous and enormous spread of mobile technologies, mHealth has evolved as a new subfield of eHealth. While eHealth is broadly focused on information and communication technologies, mHealth seeks to explore more into mobile devices and wireless communication. Since mobile phone penetration has exceeded other infrastructure in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), mHealth is seen as a promising component to provide pervasive and patient-centered care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our research work for this paper is to examine the mHealth literature to identify application areas, target diseases, and mHealth service and technology types that are most appropriate for LMICs...
August 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925386/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-signatures-in-circulating-cell-free-dna-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-human-cancers
#9
Wenshuai Li, Xu Zhang, Xingyu Lu, Lei You, Yanqun Song, Zhongguang Luo, Jun Zhang, Ji Nie, Wanwei Zheng, Diannan Xu, Yaping Wang, Yuanqiang Dong, Shulin Yu, Jun Hong, Jianping Shi, Hankun Hao, Fen Luo, Luchun Hua, Peng Wang, Xiaoping Qian, Fang Yuan, Lianhuan Wei, Ming Cui, Taiping Zhang, Quan Liao, Menghua Dai, Ziwen Liu, Ge Chen, Katherine Meckel, Sarbani Adhikari, Guifang Jia, Marc B Bissonnette, Xinxiang Zhang, Yupei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Chuan He, Jie Liu
DNA modifications such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) are epigenetic marks known to affect global gene expression in mammals. Given their prevalence in the human genome, close correlation with gene expression and high chemical stability, these DNA epigenetic marks could serve as ideal biomarkers for cancer diagnosis. Taking advantage of a highly sensitive and selective chemical labeling technology, we report here the genome-wide profiling of 5hmC in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and in genomic DNA (gDNA) of paired tumor and adjacent tissues collected from a cohort of 260 patients recently diagnosed with colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, liver or thyroid cancer and normal tissues from 90 healthy individuals...
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925340/british-escherichia-coli-o157-in-cattle-study-becs-to-determine-the-prevalence-of-e-coli-o157-in-herds-with-cattle-destined-for-the-food-chain
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M K Henry, S C Tongue, J Evans, C Webster, I J McKENDRICK, M Morgan, A Willett, A Reeves, R W Humphry, D L Gally, G J Gunn, M E Chase-Topping
Escherichia coli O157 are zoonotic bacteria for which cattle are an important reservoir. Prevalence estimates for E. coli O157 in British cattle for human consumption are over 10 years old. A new baseline is needed to inform current human health risk. The British E. coli O157 in Cattle Study (BECS) ran between September 2014 and November 2015 on 270 farms across Scotland and England & Wales. This is the first study to be conducted contemporaneously across Great Britain, thus enabling comparison between Scotland and England & Wales...
September 19, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924733/erratum-to-editorial-do-orthopaedic-surgeons-belong-on-the-sidelines-at-american-football-games
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Seth S Leopold, Matthew B Dobbs, Mark C Gebhardt, Terence J Gioe, Clare M Rimnac, Montri D Wongworawat
In the November Editorial, "Editorial: Do Orthopaedic Surgeons Belong on the Sidelines at American Football Games?" a statistic was attributed to a JAMA study (Ref. 10) that should have been attributed to an article from the New York Times (Ref. 16). The sentence in question should read: "We accept that critique, provided that the skeptics acknowledge that the best-case estimate in support of the safety of football would result in a CTE prevalence estimate of 9%, since only another 1200 ex-NFL players have died [16] since this research group [10] began studying football players' brains...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924195/patterns-of-change-in-high-frequency-precipitation-variability-over-north-america
#12
Susana Roque-Malo, Praveen Kumar
Precipitation variability encompasses attributes associated with the sequencing and duration of events of the full range of magnitudes. However, climate change studies have largely focused on extreme events. Using analyses of long-term weather station data, we show that high frequency events, such as fraction of wet days in a year and average duration of wet and dry periods, are undergoing significant changes across North America. Further, these changes are more prevalent and larger than those associated with extremes...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924163/large-scale-metabolomic-analysis-reveals-potential-biomarkers-for-early-stage-coronary-atherosclerosis
#13
Xueqin Gao, Chaofu Ke, Haixia Liu, Wei Liu, Kang Li, Bo Yu, Meng Sun
Coronary atherosclerosis (CAS) is the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease, which is a prevalent and chronic life-threatening disease. Initially, this disease is not always detected until a patient presents with seriously vascular occlusion. Therefore, new biomarkers for appropriate and timely diagnosis of early CAS is needed for screening to initiate therapy on time. In this study, we used an untargeted metabolomics approach to identify potential biomarkers that could enable highly sensitive and specific CAS detection...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923902/national-blood-pressure-reference-for-chinese-han-children-and-adolescents-aged-7-to-17-years
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Yanhui Dong, Jun Ma, Yi Song, Bin Dong, Zhenghe Wang, Zhaogeng Yang, Xijie Wang, Judith J Prochaska
We sought to develop and validate a national blood pressure (BP) reference based on age, sex, and height for Chinese children. Data were obtained on 197 430 children aged 7 to 17 who participated in the Chinese National Survey on Students' Constitution and Health in 2010. BP percentiles were estimated and fitted using the lambda, mu, and sigma method and then compared with a US reference and China existing reference. In an external independent validation sample of 59 653 children aged 7 to 18 from 7 Chinese provinces in 2013, the prevalence of elevated BP was compared applying the 3 references...
September 18, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923377/clinical-and-analytical-evaluation-of-the-new-aptima-mycoplasma-genitalium-assay-with-data-on-m-genitalium-prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-m-genitalium-in-denmark-norway-and-sweden-in-2016
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M Unemo, K Salado-Rasmussen, M Hansen, A O Olsen, M Falk, D Golparian, M Aasterød, J Ringlander, C Steczkó Nilsson, M Sundqvist, K Schønning, H Moi, H Westh, J S Jensen
OBJECTIVES: Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) causes urethritis and cervicitis, potentially causing reproductive complications. Resistance in MG to first-line (azithromycin) and second-line (moxifloxacin) treatment has increased. We examined the clinical and analytical performance of the new CE/IVD Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium assay (CE/IVD AMG; Hologic); the prevalence of MG, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG); and MG resistance to azithromycin and moxifloxacin in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 2016...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923288/delaying-thyroxine-until-positive-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-is-safe-for-patients-receiving-fertility-therapy-applying-new-ata-guidelines-to-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Alyse S Goldberg, Shoba Sujana Kumar, Ellen Greenblatt, Iliana C Lega, Heather Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the effect of changing TSH threshold recommendations from 2.5 to 4 mIU/L before fertility therapy on the prevalence of early gestational subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) (TSH2 >2.5 mIU/L) and to evaluate implications on progression to clinical pregnancy (defined as detection of cardiac activity on ultrasound). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in an academic fertility clinic on all patients with a measured pre-treatment TSH (TSH1) and positive beta-human chorionic gonadotropin following fertility treatment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923165/cross-sectional-study-of-area-level-disadvantage-and-glycaemic-related-risk-in-community-health-service-users-in-the-southern-iml-research-simlr-cohort
#17
Roger Cross, Andrew Bonney, Darren J Mayne, Kathryn M Weston
Objectives The aim of the present study was to determine the association between area-level socioeconomic disadvantage and glycaemic-related risk in health service users in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia.Methods HbA1c values recorded between 2010 and 2012 for non-pregnant individuals aged ≥18 years were extracted from the Southern.IML Research (SIMLR) database. Individuals were assigned quintiles of the Socioeconomic Indices for Australia (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) according to their Statistical Area 1 of residence...
September 19, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923106/impact-of-nursing-home-admission-on-health-care-use-and-disease-status-elderly-dependent-people-one-year-before-and-one-year-after-skilled-nursing-home-admission-based-on-2012-2013-sniiram-data
#18
A Atramont, I Bourdel-Marchasson, D Bonnet-Zamponi, I Tangre, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare disease status and health care use 1 year before and 1 year after skilled nursing home (SNH) admission. METHODS: People over the age of 65 years admitted to SNH during the first quarter of 2013, covered by the national health insurance general scheme (69% of the population of this age), and still alive 1 year after admission were identified (n = 14,487, mean age: 86 years, women: 76%). Their reimbursed health care was extracted from the Système National d'Information Interrégimes de l'Assurance Maladie (SNIIRAM) [National Health Insurance Information System]...
September 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922811/a-programme-to-create-short-course-chemotherapy-for-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-disease-based-on-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-mathematical-forecasting
#19
Devyani Deshpande, Shashikant Srivastava, Tawanda Gumbo
Objectives: Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prevalence is on the rise worldwide. The average therapy duration is 1.5 years, which is associated with poor cure rates. Our objective was to develop a programme to design a combination therapy regimen for pulmonary MAC to be administered for 6 months or less with efficacy in > 90% of patients. Methods: We performed a literature search for the following MeSH headings 'Mycobacterium avium' AND 'pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics' in PubMed up to 2016...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922445/position-paper-on-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-romania-2017-part-two
#20
Liana Gheorghe, Ioan Sporea, Speranta Iacob, Roxana Sirli, Anca Trifan, Mircea Diculescu, Carol Stanciu, Oliviu Pascu, Monica Acalovschi, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Cristian Gheorghe, Zeno Spârchez, Ion Rogoveanu, Daniela Dobru, Dan L Dumitrascu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common condition with endemic prevalence in some areas of the world. In Romania, the mean prevalence is about 3%. New treatments have become available on the market in recent years and new drugs are in the pipeline. A re-evaluation of HCV therapy was considered mandatory. The Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology undertook this task for the practitioners of this country. METHODOLOGY: A group of recognized experts was created who screened the available literature and the major available guidelines...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
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