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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222115/do-family-and-neighbourhood-matter-in-secondary-school-completion-a-multilevel-study-of-determinants-and-their-interactions-in-a-life-course-perspective
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Arnhild Myhr, Monica Lillefjell, Geir Arild Espnes, Thomas Halvorsen
BACKGROUND: Completion of secondary education is important for individuals' future health and health behaviour. The fundamental purpose of this study is to investigate the variation and clustering of school completion in families and neighbourhoods. Secondly, we aim to examine the impact of individuals' family structure and neighbourhood of residence and examine to what extent parental education level moderates these associations. METHODS: Longitudinal register data for 30% of the entire Norwegian population aged 21-27 years in 2010 (N = 107,003) was extracted from Statistic Norway´s event database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220113/diverse-plant-associated-pleosporalean-fungi-from-saline-areas-ecological-tolerance-and-nitrogen-status-dependent-effects-on-plant-growth
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Yuan Qin, Xueyu Pan, Christian Kubicek, Irina Druzhinina, Komal Chenthamara, Jessy Labbé, Zhilin Yuan
Similar to mycorrhizal mutualists, the rhizospheric and endophytic fungi are also considered to act as active regulators of host fitness (e.g., nutrition and stress tolerance). Despite considerable work in selected model systems, it is generally poorly understood how plant-associated fungi are structured in habitats with extreme conditions and to what extent they contribute to improved plant performance. Here, we investigate the community composition of root and seed-associated fungi from six halophytes growing in saline areas of China, and found that the pleosporalean taxa (Ascomycota) were most frequently isolated across samples...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218688/determinants-of-health-care-services-utilization-among-first-generation-afghan-migrants-in-istanbul
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Qais Alemi, Carl Stempel, Patrick Marius Koga, Valerie Smith, Didem Danis, Kelly Baek, Susanne Montgomery
There is insufficient empirical evidence on the correlates of health care utilization of irregular migrants currently living in Turkey. The aim of this study was to identify individual level determinants associated with health service and medication use. One hundred and fifty-five Afghans completed surveys assessing service utilization including encounters with primary care physicians and outpatient specialists in addition to the use of prescription and nonprescription medicines. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were employed to examine associations between service use and a range of predisposing, enabling, and perceived need factors...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218157/depression-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-north-bengal-india
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Sutanay Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Tanuka Mandal, Dilip Kumar Das
BACKGROUND: Detection of cancer and subsequent chemotherapy can lead to clinical depression in many cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to find out the extent of depression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and determine the factors associated with depression. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the Chemotherapy Day Care Centre of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital from May to June 2013...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217847/do-financial-incentives-influence-gps-decisions-to-do-after-hours-work-a-discrete-choice-labour-supply-model
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Barbara Broadway, Guyonne Kalb, Jinhu Li, Anthony Scott
This paper analyses doctors' supply of after-hours care (AHC), and how it is affected by personal and family circumstances as well as the earnings structure. We use detailed survey data from a large sample of Australian General Practitioners (GPs) to estimate a structural, discrete choice model of labour supply and AHC. This allows us to jointly model GPs' decisions on the number of daytime-weekday working hours and the probability of providing AHC. We simulate GPs' labour supply responses to an increase in hourly earnings, both in a daytime-weekday setting and for AHC...
February 20, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217097/feedback-activation-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-skin-fibroblasts
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Xu Wang, Yuting Zhu, Congcong Sun, Tao Wang, Yingjie Shen, Wanhui Cai, Jia Sun, Lisha Chi, Haijun Wang, Na Song, Chao Niu, Jiayi Shen, Weitao Cong, Zhongxin Zhu, Yuanhu Xuan, Xiaokun Li, Litai Jin
Skin wound healing is a complex process requiring the coordinated behavior of many cell types, especially in the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a member of the FGF family that promotes fibroblast migration, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. The present RNA sequencing study showed that the expression levels of several canonical Wnt pathway genes, including Wnt2b, Wnt3, Wnt11, T-cell factor 7 (TCF7), and Frizzled 8 (FZD8) were modified by bFGF stimulation in fibroblasts...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216955/patterns-of-prescription-drugs-use-among-pregnant-women-at-sultan-qaboos-university-hospital-and-sultan-qaboos-university-hospital-family-and-community-medicine-clinic-oman
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J Z Al-Hamimi, K A Al Balushi
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the patterns of prescription drugs use among women attending antenatal clinic at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) and SQUH Family and Community Medicine clinic (FAMCO), Oman. METHODS: The study was a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study on pregnant women who attended the antenatal clinic at SQUH and FAMCO from February to April 2014 and received a prescription containing at least one drug. Patients' information was extracted from SQUH electronic records...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216416/in-silico-analysis-sheds-light-on-the-structural-basis-underlying-the-ribotoxicity-of-trichothecenes-a-tool-for-supporting-the-hazard-identification-process
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Luca Dellafiora, Gianni Galaverna, Chiara Dall'Asta
Deoxynivalenol is a foodborne mycotoxin belonging to the trichothecenes family that may cause severe injuries in human and animals. The inhibition of protein synthesis via the interaction with the ribosome has been identified as a crucial mechanism underlying toxic action. However, it is not still fully understood how and to what extent compounds belonging to trichothecenes family affect human and animal health. In turn, this scenario causes delay in managing the related health risk. Aimed at supporting the hazard identification process, the in silico analysis may be a straightforward tool to investigate the structure-activity relationship of trichothecenes, finding out molecules of possible concern to carry forth in the risk assessment process...
February 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214856/the-central-nervous-system-of-jawless-vertebrates-encephalization-in-lampreys-and-hagfishes
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Carlos A Salas, Kara E Yopak, Thomas J Lisney, Ian C Potter, Shaun P Collin
Lampreys and hagfishes are the sole surviving representatives of the early agnathan (jawless) stage in vertebrate evolution, which has previously been regarded as the least encephalized group of all vertebrates. Very little is known, however, about the extent of interspecific variation in relative brain size in these fishes, as previous studies have focused on only a few species, even though lampreys exhibit a variety of life history traits. While some species are parasitic as adults, with varying feeding behaviors, others (nonparasitic species) do not feed after completing their macrophagous freshwater larval phase...
February 18, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211920/evaluation-of-acridine-orange-derivatives-as-dna-targeted-radiopharmaceuticals-for-auger-therapy-influence-of-the-radionuclide-and-distance-to-dna
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Edgar Pereira, Letícia do Quental, Elisa Palma, Maria Cristina Oliveira, Filipa Mendes, Paula Raposinho, Isabel Correia, João Lavrado, Salvatore Di Maria, Ana Belchior, Pedro Vaz, Isabel Santos, António Paulo
A new family of (99m)Tc(I)- tricarbonyl complexes and (125)I-heteroaromatic compounds bearing an acridine orange (AO) DNA targeting unit was evaluated for Auger therapy. Characterization of the DNA interaction, performed with the non-radioactive Re and (127)I congeners, confirmed that all compounds act as DNA intercalators. Both classes of compounds induce double strand breaks (DSB) in plasmid DNA but the extent of DNA damage is strongly dependent on the linker between the Auger emitter ((99m)Tc or (125)I) and the AO moiety...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211552/incidence-of-postpartum-depression-and-couple-relationship-quality
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Aleksandra Małus, Justyna Szyluk, Beata Galińska-Skok, Beata Konarzewska
OBJECTIVES: The childbirth constitutes a significant event in a woman's life and in the marital/ couple dyad. The changes which follow childbirth require re-organization of previous coping styles and development of new methods of adaptation, which proves difficult. The current study evaluated to what extent the development of postpartum depression symptoms in new mothers was associated with their level of satisfaction in marital relationship. METHODS: The study included 100 women in their first month after delivery...
December 23, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210747/extent-of-field-change-in-colorectal-cancers-with-braf-mutation
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Aaron Poh, Heidi Sian Ying Chang, Kok Yang Tan, Xin Xiu Sam, Avery Khoo, Shoa Nian Choo, Min En Nga, Wei Keat Wan
INTRODUCTION: Sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutations constitute two distinct subgroups of colorectal cancers. Recent studies have linked the presence of the BRAF mutation to a familial inheritance pattern. This was a proof-of-concept study that aimed to examine: (a) the extent of field change in sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutation; and (b) the extent of resection margins required and the pattern of DNA mismatch repair protein loss in these tumours. METHODS: Eight microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) tumours with positive BRAF mutation from an existing histopathological database were selected for BRAF mutation and mismatch repair protein analysis...
February 17, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207474/risk-of-colectomy-in-patients-with-pediatric-onset-ulcerative-colitis
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Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Rami Eliakim, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yaron Niv, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Data describing the incidence and risk factors for colectomy in pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) is inconsistent. Our aim was to describe the colectomy rate and to identify risk factors associated with colectomy in a large cohort of children with UC with long term follow up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric UC cases that were diagnosed at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel between 1981 to 2013. Potential predictors for colectomy including age at diagnosis, gender, disease extent, severity indices and different therapeutic regimens during disease course were assessed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202143/the-missing-women-in-stem-assessing-gender-differentials-in-the-factors-associated-with-transition-to-first-jobs
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Sharon Sassler, Jennifer Glass, Yael Levitte, Katherine M Michelmore
Women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce. We assess explanations for women's underrepresentation in STEM jobs, focusing on a cohort that came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, when women dramatically increased their representation in the scientific labor force. Data are from the NLSY79, and our analysis focuses on members of this cohort who received a college degree, with an emphasis on those who completed a degree in a STEM field. Our analyses test the extent to which college major, expectations to work in STEM, and family expectations shaped transitions into STEM occupations within two years of degree completion...
March 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202135/discovering-pockets-of-complexity-socioeconomic-status-stress-exposure-and-the-nuances-of-the-health-gradient
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Scott Schieman, Jonathan Koltai
One of the most pervasive statements about stratification and health identifies the strong inverse relationship-or gradient-between socioeconomic status (SES) and poor health. We elaborate on the ways that the SES-based gradient in stress exposure contributes to nuances in the SES-health association. In analyses of the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce, we find some evidence that the inverse association between SES and health outcomes is finely graded-but several 'pockets of complexity' emerge. First, education and income have different associations with health and well-being...
March 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199949/self-injury-in-young-people-and-the-help-negation-effect
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Mareka Frost, Leanne M Casey, John G O'Gorman
This study examined the relationship between self-injurious behavior and intentions to seek help from professionals, family and friends, technology based support and from no-one. Participants were 679 young people aged 14-25 years drawn from a larger internet survey (N =1463) on the basis of their reported self-injury. A help-negation effect was found only in relation to intentions to seek help from family and friends. That is, a higher extent or severity of self-injury was independently associated with lower intentions to seek help from family and friends...
December 19, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198815/enhancing-genomic-prediction-with-genome-wide-association-studies-in-multiparental-maize-populations
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Y Bian, J B Holland
Genome-wide association mapping using dense marker sets has identified some nucleotide variants affecting complex traits that have been validated with fine-mapping and functional analysis. However, many sequence variants associated with complex traits in maize have small effects and low repeatability. In contrast to genome-wide association study (GWAS), genomic prediction (GP) is typically based on models incorporating information from all available markers, rather than modeling effects of individual loci. We considered methods to integrate results of GWASs into GP models in the context of multiple interconnected families...
February 15, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196914/the-host-microrna-mir-301a-blocks-the-irf1-mediated-neuronal-innate-immune-response-to-japanese-encephalitis-virus-infection
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Bibhabasu Hazra, Kanhaiya Lal Kumawat, Anirban Basu
Effective recognition of viral components and the subsequent stimulation of the production of type I interferons (IFNs) is crucial for the induction of host antiviral immunity. The failure of the host to efficiently produce type I IFNs in response to infection by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is linked with an increased probability for the disease to become lethal. JEV is a neurotropic virus of the Flaviviridae family that causes encephalitis in humans. JEV infection is regulated by several host factors, including microRNAs, which are conserved noncoding RNAs that participate in various physiological and pathological processes...
February 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193888/interleukin-37-reverses-the-metabolic-cost-of-inflammation-increases-oxidative-respiration-and-improves-exercise-tolerance
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Giulio Cavalli, Jamie N Justice, Kristen E Boyle, Angelo D'Alessandro, Elan Z Eisenmesser, Jonathan J Herrera, Kirk C Hansen, Travis Nemkov, Rinke Stienstra, Cecilia Garlanda, Alberto Mantovani, Douglas R Seals, Lorenzo Dagna, Leo A B Joosten, Dov B Ballak, Charles A Dinarello
IL-1 family member interleukin 37 (IL-37) has broad antiinflammatory properties and functions as a natural suppressor of innate inflammation. In this study, we demonstrate that treatment with recombinant human IL-37 reverses the decrease in exercise performance observed during systemic inflammation. This effect was associated with a decrease in the levels of plasma and muscle cytokines, comparable in extent to that obtained upon IL-1 receptor blockade. Exogenous administration of IL-37 to healthy mice, not subjected to an inflammatory challenge, also improved exercise performance by 82% compared with vehicle-treated mice (P = 0...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193486/post-translational-modifications-of-medicago-truncatula-glutathione-peroxidase-1-induced-by-nitric-oxide
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Claude Castella, Ioanna Mirtziou, Aurélie Seassau, Alexandre Boscari, Françoise Montrichard, Kalliopi Papadopoulou, Nicolas Rouhier, Alain Puppo, Renaud Brouquisse
Plant glutathione peroxidases (Gpx) catalyse the reduction of various peroxides, such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), phospholipid hydroperoxides and peroxynitrite, but at the expense of thioredoxins rather than glutathione. A main function of plant Gpxs is the protection of biological membranes by scavenging phospholipid hydroperoxides, but some Gpxs have also been associated with H2O2 sensing and redox signal transduction. Nitric oxide (NO) is not only known to induce the expression of Gpx family members, but also to inhibit Gpx activity, presumably through the S-nitrosylation of conserved cysteine residues...
February 10, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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