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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731859/air-pollution-and-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Natalia Palacios
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology that is thought to be caused by a complex combination of environmental and/or genetic factors. Air pollution exposure is linked to numerous adverse effects on human health, including brain inflammation and oxidative stress, processes that are believed to contribute to the development and progression of PD. This review provides an overview of recent advances in the epidemiology of air pollution and PD, including evidence of the effects of various pollutants (ozone, PM10, PM2...
July 21, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711818/the-association-between-second-hand-smoke-exposure-and-depressive-symptoms-among-pregnant-women
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Jingya Huang, Guoming Wen, Weikang Yang, Zhenjiang Yao, Chuan'an Wu, Xiaohua Ye
Tobacco smoking and depression are strongly associated, but the possible association between second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and depression is unclear. This study aimed to examine the possible relation between SHS exposure and depressive symptoms among pregnant women. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Shenzhen, China, using a multistage sampling method. The univariable and multivariable logistic regression models were used to explore the associations between SHS exposure and depressive symptoms. Among 2176 pregnant women, 10...
June 29, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701166/which-early-life-events-or-current-environmental-and-lifestyle-factors-influence-lung-function-in-adolescents-results-from-the-giniplus-lisaplus-studies
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Agnes Luzak, Elaine Fuertes, Claudia Flexeder, Marie Standl, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Sibylle Koletzko, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Holger Schulz
BACKGROUND: Various factors may affect lung function at different stages in life. Since investigations that simultaneously consider several factors are rare, we examined the relative importance of early life, current environmental/lifestyle factors and allergic diseases on lung function in 15-year-olds. METHODS: Best subset selection was performed for linear regression models to investigate associations between 21 diverse early life events and current factors with spirometric parameters (forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s and maximal mid-expiratory flow (FEF25-75)) in 1326 participants of the German GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohorts...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694198/survival-with-smog-and-smoke-precision-intervention
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Hua Linda Cai, Chen Wang
Despite continuous efforts of regional government agencies, air pollution remains a major threat to public health worldwide. In the January of 2017, a severe episode of smog similar to the London Fog in 1952, appeared in London. A longest episode of Chinese Haze also developed in Beijing, during which the PM2.5 (particular matter sized less than 2.5 micrometers) levels rose up to 500 μg/m(3). The European smog and the Chinese Haze are associated with large numbers of premature deaths each year, at 400,000 and 1...
July 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680513/comparison-of-ultrasound-measured-properties-of-the-common-carotid-artery-to-tobacco-smoke-exposure-in-a-cohort-of-indonesian-patients
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Allen R Yu, Bima Hasjim, Luke E Yu, Christopher Gabriel, Alexander Anshus, Jonathan B Lee, Michael J Louthan, Esther C Kim, Katrina Lee, Christina Tse, Thomas Keown, Shadi Lahham, Maili Alvarado, Steven Bunch, Abdulatif Gari, J Christian Fox
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to investigate the relationship between tobacco smoke exposure and the characteristics of the common carotid artery (CCA). The effect of both primary and secondary smoking on CCA properties was evaluated. METHODS: We performed a prospective cross-sectional study across 20 primary care clinics in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in July 2016. Point of care ultrasound was performed on a convenience sample of Indonesian patients presenting to clinic...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666547/staff-and-patient-perspectives-of-a-smoke-free-health-services-policy-in-south-australia-a-state-wide-implementation
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Kimberley Martin, Joanne Dono, Greg Sharplin, Jacqueline Bowden, Caroline Miller
Few jurisdictions have implemented and evaluated a complete smoking ban across all health sites in their jurisdiction, with no designated smoking areas. This article examines staff and patient perceptions and experiences of a mandated smoke-free policy implemented across all government health facilities in South Australia, including mental health sites. An online survey of health staff was conducted prior to policy implementation (n=3098), 3 months post-implementation (n=2673) and 15 months post-implementation (n=2890)...
June 20, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665927/age-dependent-sensitivity-of-the-mouse-kidney-to-chronic-nicotine-exposure
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Istvan Arany, Samuel Hall, Mehul Dixit
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents are exposed to nicotine via smoking, E-cigarette-use or second-hand-smoke. Nicotine-induced renal oxidative stress and its long-term-consequences may be higher in adolescents than in adults due to intrinsic factors in the adolescent kidney. METHODS: Adolescent and adult male C57Bl/6J mice were subjected to 2 or 200 μg/ml nicotine, which closely emulates passive or active smoking, for 4 weeks. Extent of nicotine exposure (cotinine content), oxidative stress (HNE), renal function (creatinine), tubular injury (KIM-1) and pre-treatment renal levels of select pro- (p66shc) and anti-oxidant (Nrf2/MnSOD) genes were determined...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659240/children-s-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-exposure-the-silent-killer
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EDITORIAL
C A Jimenez-Ruiz
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July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658458/-exposure-to-point-of-sale-tobacco-displays-in-argentina-evidence-from-the-2013-national-risk-factor-survey
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Paola Morello, Dolores Ondarsuhu, Mariana Galante, Victoria O'Donnell, Jonatan Konfino
Objective: To describe the population that reports to have visited tobacco points of sale (POS) in Argentina and their perception of tobacco advertising. Materials and methods: We used data from the 2013 National Risk Factor Survey. Results: We included 31 167 respondents (96% of the total) who attended a store that sells cigarettes in the previous 30 days. Overall, 54.1% (67.3% of current smokers, 55.1% of former smokers and 49% of non smokers) referred having seen tobacco advertising at the POS...
2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658449/linking-global-youth-tobacco-survey-gyts-data-to-tobacco-control-policy-in-suriname
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Katherine Lolley, Esha Marhé, William Seymour, Johanna Lakhisaran
Objective: To use evidence from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) to inform tobacco-control policy in Suriname. Materials and methods: The GYTS was conducted in 2000, 2004 and 2009 among secondary school students (13 to 15 years) in a two-stage cluster sample design. Results: 2744 students, age 13 to 15, participated. From 2000 to 2009, results showed an increased prevalence of "current use of cigarettes" and "other tobacco products" in females (31 and 98%)...
2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658105/association-between-formaldehyde-exposure-and-miscarriage-in-chinese-women
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Wenjing Xu, Weiqiang Zhang, Xuezhen Zhang, Taowei Dong, Huiqian Zeng, Qiyun Fan
The aim of this study was to assess whether higher plasma formaldehyde concentration existed in women diagnosed with miscarriage and whether it contributed to higher risk of miscarriage in Chinese women.A case-control study was conducted in 118 women with a diagnosed miscarriage at the first trimester and 191 healthy women who delivered at term. Plasma levels of formaldehyde were measured by gas chromatography in conjunction with mass spectrometry after derivatization of the formaldehyde to the pentafluorophenylhydrazone and characteristics of the subjects including age, education level, occupation, family income, home decoration status, and exposure to second-hand smoke were recorded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651580/sex-specific-lung-functional-changes-in-adult-mice-exposed-only-to-second-hand-smoke-in-utero
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Alexandra Noël, Rui Xiao, Zakia Perveen, Hasan Zaman, Viviana Le Donne, Arthur Penn
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of epidemiological and experimental studies have associated exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy with adverse outcomes in newborns. As we have previously shown in mice, in utero exposure to SHS at critical stages of fetal development, results in altered lung responses and increased disease susceptibility upon re-exposure to irritants (SHS or ovalbumin) in adulthood. In this study, we asked whether the in utero SHS exposure alone is sufficient to alter lung structure and function in adult mice...
June 27, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650726/maternal-health-related-behaviours-during-pregnancy-a-critical-public-health-issue
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Aleksandra Górniaczyk, Barbara Czech-Szczapa, Maciej Sobkowski, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska
AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the health-related behaviours of pregnant women. Maternal health-related habits, use of psychoactive medicines, diet, prevention of neural tube defects, oral cavity hygiene, chronic diseases and physical activity were analysed in a group of pregnant women attending antenatal classes. METHODS: Hundred pregnant women recruited from various antenatal classes in Poznań, Poland, were investigated using a questionnaire based on the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640565/-protection-from-exposure-to-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-in-the-canton-of-vaud-review-and-outcomes
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Karin Zürcher, Myriam Pasche, Léonie Chinet
At the beginning of the 2000's the dissemination of scientific evidence, public opinion shift and the example of private or public workplaces led the Latin part of Switzerland to plead for a comprehensive smoke-free ban. In the canton of Vaud, the smoke-free public places law entered into force on September 15th 2009 after a 3-year process initiated by a popular initiative. Key factors included public awareness and information actions, civil society engagement and the involvement of every stakeholder. Smoke-free public- and workplaces led to health improvements in the general population and an evolving social norm towards tobacco use...
June 7, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602080/trends-in-environmental-tobacco-smoke-ets-exposure-and-preterm-birth-use-of-smoking-bans-and-direct-ets-exposure-assessments-in-study-designs
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Elana R Elkin, Marie S O'Neill
For decades, many studies have linked maternal smoking to an increased risk of preterm birth. As a result, the scientific community has long hypothesized that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), commonly referred to as second-hand smoke, is also associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. Multiple studies have examined this proposed association through different strategies and approaches. Recently, a small number of epidemiology studies have examined preterm birth trends before and after the implementation of antismoking legislation in various jurisdictions...
June 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579064/practice-patterns-among-eye-care-providers-at-us-teaching-hospitals-with-regards-to-assessing-and-educating-patients-about-smoking
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Zachary C Landis, Ramunas Rolius, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To investigate practice patterns of eye care providers at academic medical centers in the United States (US) with regards to assessing patients' smoking status and exposure, educating patients regarding ocular risks of smoking, and counseling patients about smoking cessation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: An anonymous survey including multiple choice and Likert-style questions was constructed on http://www.surveymonkey...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575460/testing-familial-transmission-of-smoking-with-two-different-research-designs
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Jorien L Treur, Karin J H Verweij, Abdel Abdellaoui, Iryna O Fedko, Eveline L de Zeeuw, Erik A Ehli, Gareth E Davies, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Gonneke Willemsen, Dorret I Boomsma, Jacqueline M Vink
Introduction: Classical twin studies show that smoking is heritable. To determine if shared family environment plays a role in addition to genetic factors, and if they interact (GxE), we use a children-of-twins design. In a second sample, we measure genetic influence with polygenic risk scores (PRS) and environmental influence with a question on exposure to smoking during childhood. Methods: Data on smoking initiation were available for 723 children of 712 twins from the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR;64...
June 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535361/maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-offspring-hypodontia
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A H Al-Ani, J S Antoun, W M Thomson, T R Merriman, M Farella
Little is known about environmental risk factors for hypodontia. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between hypodontia and common environmental risk factors, such as maternal smoking and alcohol and caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Eighty-nine hypodontia cases with 1 or more missing permanent lateral incisors and/or 1 or more missing premolars were enrolled in this clinic-based case-control study. Some 253 controls with no missing teeth were frequency matched to cases by age and sex...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520988/geographical-inequality-in-tobacco-control-in-china-multilevel-evidence-from-98-058-participants
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Thomas Astell-Burt, Mei Zhang, Xiaoqi Feng, Limin Wang, Yichong Li, Andrew Page, Maigeng Zhou, Linhong Wang
Background: We investigated the spatial patterning and correlates of tobacco smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, smoking in public places, workplace smoking prohibition, pro- and counter-tobacco advertisements in mainland China. Methods: Choropleth maps and multilevel models were used to assess geographical variation and correlates of the aforementioned outcome variables for 98,058 participants across 31 provinces of China in 2010. Results: Current tobacco smoking prevalence was higher in the central provinces for men and in the north eastern provinces and Tibet for women...
May 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508372/effect-of-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-on-the-nitration-of-brain-proteins-a-systems-biology-and-bioinformatics-approach
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Firas H Kobeissy, Joy Guingab-Cagmat, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel, Mark S Gold, Kevin Wang
Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure leads to the death of approximately 48,000 nonsmokers per year in the United States alone. SHS exposure has been associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative diseases. While cardiac function abnormalities and lung cancer due to SHS have been well characterized, brain injury due to SHS has not undergone a full systematic evaluation. Oxidative stress and nitration have been associated with smoking and SHS exposure. Animal studies suggest that exposure to tobacco smoke increases oxidative stress...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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