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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104041/what-is-the-role-of-health-systems-in-responding-to-domestic-violence-an-evidence-review
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Jo Spangaro
Objective The aim of the present study was to review and analyse academic literature and program evaluations to identify promising evidence for health system responses to domestic violence in Australia and internationally.Methods English-language literature published between January 2005 and March 2016 was retrieved from search results using the terms 'domestic violence' or 'intimate partner violence' in different combinations with other relevant terms, resulting in 1671 documents, of which 59 were systematic reviews...
January 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103858/the-personal-and-workplace-characteristics-of-uninsured-expatriate-males-in-saudi-arabia
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Abdulwahab Alkhamis, Peter Cosgrove, Gamal Mohamed, Amir Hassan
BACKGROUND: A major concern by the health decision makers in Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries is the burden of financing healthcare. While other GCC countries have been examining different options, Saudi Arabia has endeavoured to reform its private healthcare system and control expatriate access to government resources through the provision of Compulsory Employment-Based Health Insurance (CEBHI). The objective of this research was to investigate, in a natural setting, the characteristics of uninsured expatriates based on their personal and workplace characteristics...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103666/molecular-dynamics-simulations-reveal-isoform-specific-contact-dynamics-between-the-plexin-rho-gtpase-binding-domain-rbd-and-small-rho-gtpases-rac1-and-rnd1
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Liqun Zhang, Matthias Buck
The Plexin family of transmembrane receptors are unique in that their intracellular region interacts directly with small GTPases of the Rho family. The Rho GTPase Binding Domain of plexin (RBD) -that is responsible for these interactions- can bind with Rac1 as well as Rnd1 GTPases. GTPase complexes have been crystallized with the RBDs of plexinA1, -A2 and -B1. The protein association is thought to elicit different functional responses, possibly in a GTPase/plexin isoform specific manner. In this project, we investigated complexes between several RBD and Rac1/Rnd1 GTPases using multi-microsecond length all atom molecular dynamics simulations, also with reference to the free forms of the RBDs and GTPases...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103307/plant-family-specific-impacts-of-petroleum-pollution-on-biodiversity-and-leaf-chlorophyll-content-in-the-amazon-rainforest-of-ecuador
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Paul Arellano, Kevin Tansey, Heiko Balzter, Markus Tellkamp
In recent decades petroleum pollution in the tropical rainforest has caused significant environmental damage in vast areas of the Amazon region. At present the extent of this damage is not entirely clear. Little is known about the specific impacts of petroleum pollution on tropical vegetation. In a field expedition to the Ecuadorian Amazon over 1100 leaf samples were collected from tropical trees in polluted and unpolluted sites. Plant families were identified for 739 of the leaf samples and compared between sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100196/exposure-to-hepatitis-c-virus-in-homeless-men-in-central-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Priscilla Martins Ferreira, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Christiane Moreira Souza, Lara Cristina da Cunha Guimarães, Cleiciane Vieira de Lima Barros, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Giovanni Rezza, Lila Spadoni, Sandra Maria Brunini
BACKGROUND: Homeless men are highly vulnerable to acquisition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general population. In Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, the extent of HCV infection in this population remains unknown. The objective of this study is to investigate the epidemiological profile of exposure to HCV in homeless men in Central Brazil. METHODS: A Cross-sectional study was conducted in 481 men aged over 18 years attending therapeutic communities specialized in the recovery and reintegration of homeless people...
January 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099579/factors-for-determining-dental-anxiety-in-preschool-children-with-severe-dental-caries
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Jenny Abanto, Evelyn Alvarez Vidigal, Thiago Saads Carvalho, Stella Núbia Coelho de Sá, Marcelo Bönecker
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and socioeconomic indicators associated with dental anxiety in preschool children with severe dental caries. A total of 100 children between 3 and 5 years of age were selected during a dental screening procedure. The selection criteria were having at least one tooth with dental caries and a visible pulpal involvement, ulceration, fistula, and abscess (PUFA) index of ≥1 in primary teeth. Before the clinical examination or any treatment procedure was performed, we evaluated the children's dental anxiety using the Facial Image Scale (FIS)...
January 16, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099465/impact-of-a-multi-strategy-community-intervention-to-reduce-maternal-and-child-health-inequalities-in-india-a-qualitative-study-in-haryana
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Madhu Gupta, Hans Bosma, Federica Angeli, Manmeet Kaur, Venkatesan Chakrapani, Monica Rana, Onno C P van Schayck
A multi-strategy community intervention, known as National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), was implemented in India from 2005 to 2012. By improving the availability of and access to better-quality healthcare, the aim was to reduce maternal and child health (MCH) inequalities. This study was planned to explore the perceptions and beliefs of stakeholders about extent of implementation and effectiveness of NRHM's health sector plans in improving MCH status and reducing inequalities. A total of 33 in-depth interviews (n = 33) with program managers, community representatives, mothers and 8 focus group discussions (n = 42) with health service providers were conducted from September to December 2013, in Haryana, post NRHM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097734/how-lay-people-understand-and-make-sense-of-personalized-disease-risk-information
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Olga C Damman, Nina M M Bogaerts, Maaike J van den Haak, Danielle R M Timmermans
BACKGROUND: Disease risk calculators are increasingly web-based, but previous studies have shown that risk information often poses problems for lay users. OBJECTIVE: To examine how lay people understand the result derived from an online cardiometabolic risk calculator. DESIGN: A qualitative study was performed, using the risk calculator in the Dutch National Prevention Program for cardiometabolic diseases. The study consisted of three parts: (i) attention: completion of the risk calculator while an eye tracker registered eye movements; (ii) recall: completion of a recall task; and (iii) interpretation: participation in a semi-structured interview...
January 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095284/family-carers-perspectives-on-integrated-community-care-in-the-czech-republic
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Eva Křížová, Hana Janečková, Jaromír Běláček
AIM: The problem of family care for people dependent on another person has only recently become a focus of research. As demand for health and social services has not been adequately met by public service providers, growing attention has been given to informal care and the integration of families within systems of health and social care at the community level. This paper presents the results of a survey on informal carers' views and opinions under the current conditions of social support in the Czech Republic...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095114/flowering-time-regulation-by-the-constans-like-gene-oscol10
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Junjie Tan, Fuqing Wu, Jianmin Wan
Plant flowering at the appropriate time is critical for reproductive success and influenced by a series of environmental factors such as photoperiod and temperature. A number of genes involved in photoperiodic flowering of have been cloned and their roles in modulating expression of the flowering genes have been characterized to a certain extent. However, much less is known about the pathway in transmitting the day length response signal(s) to induce transition to reproductive growth. Recently, we characterized a constitutive flowering repressor OsCOL10 encoding for a member of the CONSTANS-like (COL) family...
January 17, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089767/the-correlation-between-a-short-term-conventional-electroencephalography-in-the-first-day-of-life-and-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-newborns-undergoing-hypothermia-for-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Rawad Obeid, Yoshimi Sogawa, Satyanarayana Gedela, Monica Naik, Vince Lee, Richard Telesco, Jessica Wisnowski, Christine Magill, Michael J Painter, Ashok Panigrahy
OBJECTIVE: Electroencephalograph recorded in the first day of life in newborns treated with hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy could be utilized as a predictive tool for the severity of brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging and mortality. STUDY DESIGN: This work was a retrospective study of newborns who were admitted for therapeutic hypothermia due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. All enrolled infants underwent encephalography within the first 24 hours of life and underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging after rewarming...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089116/bullying-and-sexual-discrimination-in-the-greek-health-care-system
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Pavlina Chrysafi, Effie Simou, Marinos Makris, George Malietzis, Gregory C Makris
INTRODUCTION: Modern medicine is based on teamwork and communication. Bullying and discrimination can have a serious effect on these, affecting the standard of medical training and patient care. AIM: To determine the incidence of bullying and sex discrimination in the Greek health care system. METHODS: An online questionnaire was designed and circulated among Greek medical professionals. RESULTS: We received 1349 completed questionnaires with a response rate of 48% and with 45% of them being female...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088579/the-microrna-449-family-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-liver-cancer-cell-migration-by-targeting-sox4
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Maria Sandbothe, Reena Buurman, Nicole Reich, Luisa Greiwe, Beate Vajen, Engin Gürlevik, Vera Schäffer, Marlies Eilers, Florian Kühnel, Alejandro Vaquero, Thomas Longerich, Stephanie Roessler, Peter Schirmacher, Michael P Manns, Thomas Illig, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Britta Skawran
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Modulation of microRNA expression is considered for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, we characterized the epigenetically regulated microRNA-449 family (miR-449a, miR-449b, miR-449c) with regards to its functional effects and target genes in HCC. METHODS: After transfection of miR-449a, miR-449b, and/or miR-449c, tumor-relevant functional effects were analyzed using in vitro assays and a xenograft mouse model. Binding specificities, target genes, and regulated pathways of each microRNA were identified by microarray analyses...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077141/determinants-of-and-socio-economic-disparities-in-self-rated-health-in-china
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Jiaoli Cai, Peter C Coyte, Hongzhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Self-rated health (SRH) is not only used to measure health status and health inequalities, but also as a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to: 1) evaluate the factors that account for variations in self-rated health among Chinese citizens; and to 2) explore the process through which socio-economic status may impact self-rated health. METHODS: Data were derived from the Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS) (2013)...
January 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076377/comparative-analysis-of-vertebrate-diurnal-circadian-transcriptomes
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Greg Boyle, Kerstin Richter, Henry D Priest, David Traver, Todd C Mockler, Jeffrey T Chang, Steve A Kay, Ghislain Breton
From photosynthetic bacteria to mammals, the circadian clock evolved to track diurnal rhythms and enable organisms to anticipate daily recurring changes such as temperature and light. It orchestrates a broad spectrum of physiology such as the sleep/wake and eating/fasting cycles. While we have made tremendous advances in our understanding of the molecular details of the circadian clock mechanism and how it is synchronized with the environment, we still have rudimentary knowledge regarding its connection to help regulate diurnal physiology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073541/the-main-nitrate-transporter-of-the-dinoflagellate-lingulodinium-polyedrum-is-constitutively-expressed-and-not-responsible-for-daily-variations-in-nitrate-uptake-rates
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Steve Dagenais Bellefeuille, David Morse
Dinoflagellates are unicellular eukaryotes capable of forming spectacular harmful algal blooms (HABs). Eutrophication of coastal waters by fertilizer runoff, nitrate in particular, has contributed to recent increases in the frequency, magnitude and geographic extent of HABs. Although physiological nitrate uptake and assimilation in dinoflagellates have often been measured in the field and in the laboratory, no molecular components involved in nitrate transport have yet been reported. This study reports the first identification and characterization of dinoflagellate nitrate transporters, found in the transcriptome of the bloom-forming Lingulodinium polyedrum...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
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Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070853/is-the-association-between-education-and-fertility-postponement-causal-the-role-of-family-background-factors
#18
Felix C Tropf, Jornt J Mandemakers
A large body of literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and age at first birth. However, this relationship may be partly spurious because of family background factors that cannot be controlled for in most research designs. We investigate the extent to which education is causally related to later age at first birth in a large sample of female twins from the United Kingdom (N = 2,752). We present novel estimates using within-identical twin and biometric models. Our findings show that one year of additional schooling is associated with about one-half year later age at first birth in ordinary least squares (OLS) models...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070277/distinct-patterns-of-natural-selection-in-na-h-antiporter-genes-in-populus-euphratica-and-populus-pruinosa
#19
Yuxia Wu, Kuibin Meng, Xiaohui Liang
Salt tolerance genes constitute an important class of loci in plant genomes. Little is known about the extent to which natural selection in saline environments has acted upon these loci, and what types of nucleotide diversity such selection has given rise to. Here, we surveyed genetic diversity in three types of Na(+)/H(+) antiporter gene (SOS, NhaD, and NHX, belonging to the cation/proton antiporter 1 family), which have well-characterized essential roles in plant salt tolerance. Ten Na(+)/H(+) antiporter genes and 16 neutral loci randomly selected as controls were sequenced from 17 accessions of two closely related members of the genus Populus, Populus euphratica and Populus pruinosa, section Turanga, which are native to northwest China...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069591/vasotocin-receptor-blockade-disrupts-maternal-care-of-offspring-in-a-viviparous-snake-sistrurus-miliarius
#20
Craig M Lind, Nikolette K Birky, Anita M Porth, Terence M Farrell
Parental care is a complex social behavior that is widespread among vertebrates. The neuroendocrine regulation of parent-offspring social behavior has been well-described in mammals, and, to a lesser extent, birds and fish. However, little is known regarding the underlying mechanisms that mediate the expression of care behaviors in squamate reptiles. In mammalian model species and humans, posterior pituitary hormones of the oxytocin and vasopressin families mediate parental care behaviors. To test the hypothesis that the regulatory role of posterior pituitary neuropeptides is conserved in a viviparous squamate reptile, we pharmacologically blocked the vasotocin receptor in postparturient pigmy rattlesnakes, Sistrurus miliarius, and monitored the spatial relationship between mothers and offspring relative to controls...
January 9, 2017: Biology Open
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