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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646804/pilot-investigation-of-2-nondiet-approaches-to-improve-weight-and-health
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Kelly H Webber, Laurel Mellin, Lindsey Mayes, Igor Mitrovic, Matt Saulnier
Context • Weight loss and maintenance are associated with many health benefits, but long-term maintenance of weight loss remains elusive for many people. Overweight individuals are at higher risk than normal-weight individuals for stress-induced overeating. The use of stress-management tools in a weight loss program might decrease the physiological stress that fuels overeating and improve posttreatment maintenance of weight loss Objective • The study intended to compare the differences in outcomes between 2 approaches to achieving weight loss and changes in health-stress reduction and intuitive eating (IE)-during a 14-wk period...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645938/practice-patterns-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-workup-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
#2
Matthew C Loftspring, Brett M Kissela, Matthew L Flaherty, Jane C Khoury, Kathleen Alwell, Charles J Moomaw, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Simona Ferioli, Joseph P Broderick, Pooja Khatri
BACKGROUND: We examined practice patterns of inpatient testing to identify stroke etiologies and treatable risk factors for acute ischemic stroke recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified stroke cases and related diagnostic testing from four 1-year study periods (July 1993 to June 1994, 1999, 2005, and 2010) of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study. Patients aged ≥18 years were included. We focused on evaluation of extracranial arteries for carotid stenosis and assessment of atrial fibrillation because randomized controlled trials supported treatment of these conditions for stroke prevention across all 4 study periods...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642781/effects-of-nitrogen-supply-on-water-stress-and-recovery-mechanisms-in-kentucky-bluegrass-plants
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Shah Saud, Shah Fahad, Chen Yajun, Muhammad Z Ihsan, Hafiz M Hammad, Wajid Nasim, Amanullah, Muhammad Arif, Hesham Alharby
Non-irrigated crops in temperate and irrigated crops in arid regions are exposed to an incessant series of drought stress and re-watering. Hence, quick and efficient recuperation from drought stress may be amongst the key determinants of plant drought adjustment. Efficient nitrogen (N) nutrition has the capability to assuage water stress in crops by sustaining metabolic activities even at reduced tissue water potential. This study was designed to understand the potential of proper nutrition management by studying the morphological and physiological attributes, and assimilation of nitrogen in Kentucky bluegrass under drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642217/an-interactive-mobile-based-tool-for-personal-social-network-data-collection-and-visualization-among-a-geographically-isolated-and-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-population-early-stage-feasibility-study-with-qualitative-user-feedback
#4
Katherine S Eddens, Jesse M Fagan, Tom Collins
BACKGROUND: Personal social networks have a profound impact on our health, yet collecting personal network data for use in health communication, behavior change, or translation and dissemination interventions has proved challenging. Recent advances in social network data collection software have reduced the burden of network studies on researchers and respondents alike, yet little testing has occurred to discover whether these methods are: (1) acceptable to a variety of target populations, including those who may have limited experience with technology or limited literacy; and (2) practical in the field, specifically in areas that are geographically and technologically disconnected, such as rural Appalachian Kentucky...
June 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639466/genetic-characterization-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-from-black-bears-ursus-americanus-and-other-hosts-in-eastern-united-states
#5
Sarah Peltier, Justin D Brown, Mark Ternent, Kevin D Niedringhaus, Krysten Schuler, Elizabeth Bunting, Megan Kirchgessner, Michael John Yabsley
Since the early 1990s there has been an increase in the number of cases and geographic expansion of severe mange in the black bear (Ursus americanus) population in Pennsylvania. Although there are 3 species of mites associated with mange in bears, Sarcoptes scabiei has been identified as the etiologic agent in these Pennsylvania cases. Historically S. scabiei-associated mange in bears has been uncommon and sporadic although it is widespread and relatively common in canid populations. To better understand this recent emergence of sarcoptic mange in bears in Pennsylvania and nearby states, we genetically characterized S...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628069/sitting-time-an-increasing-heath-risk-among-nurse-educators
#6
M Eve Main, Dawn Garrett-Wright, Lizbeth P Sturgeon, M Susan Jones, Donna S Blackburn
Prolonged sitting time (ST) is a distinct risk factor for early mortality and cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine ST and health of Kentucky nurse educators. The written survey included demographic items, general health items, and ST. Total average ST was 10.8 hours (workdays) and 8 hours (non-workdays). There was no relationship between body mass index and ST; however, the medication used to treat hypertension and hypercholesterolemia was associated with increased ST...
July 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624029/effect-of-complications-on-oncologic-outcomes-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Anh-Thu Le, Bin Huang, Dima Hnoosh, Hayder Saeed, Sean P Dineen, Peter J Hosein, Eric B Durbin, Mahesh Kudrimoti, Patrick C McGrath, Ching-Wei D Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Although adjuvant therapy (AT) is a necessary component of multimodality therapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), its application can be hindered by post-pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) complications. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of post-PD complications on AT utilization and overall survival (OS). METHODS: Patients undergoing PD without neoadjuvant therapy for stages I-III PDAC at a single institution (2007-2015) were evaluated...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620626/tobacco-smoke-constituents-trigger-cytoplasmic-calcium-release
#8
M Flori Sassano, Arunava Ghosh, Robert Tarran
Cytosolic Ca(2+) is a universal second messenger that is involved in many processes throughout the body, including the regulation of cell growth/cell division, apoptosis, and the secretion of both ions, and macromolecules. Tobacco smoke exerts multiple effects on airway epithelia and we have previously shown that Kentucky reference cigarette smoke exposure elevated the second messenger Ca(2+), leading to dysfunctional ion secretion. In this study, we tested whether little cigar and commercial cigarette smoke exposure exerts similar effects on intracellular Ca(2+) levels...
June 1, 2017: Applied in Vitro Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618252/epidemiological-trends-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-the-united-states-a%C3%A2-seer-population-study
#9
Moustafa Mourad, Thomas Jetmore, Ameya A Jategaonkar, Sami Moubayed, Erin Moshier, Mark L Urken
PURPOSE: This study represents the most recent epidemiologic trends of head and neck cancer (HNC) in the United States. It provides an important discussion on oropharyngeal cancer and cancers related to the human papillomavirus. The objective was to identify trends in HNC (2002 to 2012) within the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) submission...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612082/reaching-out-for-help-an-analysis-of-the-differences-between-refugees-who-accept-and-those-who-decline-community-mental-health-services
#10
Jennifer L Ballard-Kang, Thomas R Lawson, Jane Evans
In 2012, clinics in Louisville, Kentucky began to use the RHS-15 to screen for mental health issues among refugees. At the same time, mental health outreach programs were developed and implemented by the Mental Health Coordinator. Data from 563 refugee clients referred to the Mental Health Coordinator from 2012 to 2015 was analyzed to examine differences between refugees who accepted referral to community mental health services and those who declined on the variables age, gender, country of origin, time in the U...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610313/a-case-of-appalachian-endemism-revision-of-the-cambarus-robustus-complex-decapoda-cambaridae-in-the-kentucky-and-licking-river-basins-of-kentucky-usa-with-the-description-of-three-new-species
#11
Zachary J Loughman, Sujan M Henkanaththegedara, James W Fetzner, Roger F Thoma
The amazing levels of freshwater biodiversity found in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States are among the highest recorded globally. Localized endemics make up much of this diversity, with numerous fish, freshwater mussels, salamanders and crayfish often being restricted to a single watershed, and in some instances, subwatersheds. Much of this diversity is the product of the processes of vicariance and historical stream drainage patterns. Herein, we describe three new crayfish species, all previously members of the Cambarus robustus complex, which occur in the Appalachian portion of the Kentucky and Licking river basins in Kentucky, USA...
May 24, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601476/the-mediating-and-moderating-effect-of-volunteering-on-pain-and-depression-life-purpose-well-being-and-physical-activity
#12
Elizabeth Salt, Leslie J Crofford, Suzanne Segerstrom
To improve function and quality of life in patients with chronic pain, a prevalent and costly condition, an understanding of the relationships among well-being, physical activity, depression, and life purpose with pain is needed. Because of the role loss experienced by people with chronic pain, activities such as volunteering could have an important role in improving health and well-being. In one study, chronic pain patients who participated in volunteer activities reported both decreased pain and "a sense of purpose...
June 7, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600883/association-between-elementary-school-personality-and-high-school-smoking-and-drinking
#13
Sarah J Peterson, Gregory T Smith
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Among U.S. high school students, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are associated with numerous concurrent and future harms. We tested whether multiple elementary school personality dispositions to behave impulsively can predict these addictive behaviors invariably across gender and race. DESIGN AND SETTING: This longitudinal design involved testing whether individual differences on impulsigenic traits in elementary school predicted drinking and smoking four years later in high school in 23 public schools in Kentucky, USA...
June 10, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599062/pediatric-cochlear-implantation-variation-in-income-race-payer-and-charges-across-five-states
#14
Zhen Huang, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Diego Preciado, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Our objectives were to investigate pediatric cochlear implantation (PCI) across representative states within the United States and analyze any geographical differences in age, median household income, race, insurance, and total medical charges. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Data from children (aged 0.5-18 years) who received cochlear implantation surgery were collected from the 2011 State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases from California (CA), Florida (FL), Maryland (MD), New York (NY), and Kentucky (KY) as a part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project...
June 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594450/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-two-morphine-protocols-to-treat-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-in-a-level-ii-nursery-in-a-community-hospital
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Heather N DeAtley, Amanda Burton, Michelle DeLuca Fraley, Joan Haltom
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact on length of hospital stay and treatment duration of morphine after implementation of a change in the institutional protocol for managing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in an effort to improve patient outcomes. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective chart review. SETTING: Level II nursery in a community hospital in Kentucky. PATIENTS: Fifty-nine neonates born between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015, who were diagnosed with NAS and received morphine for treatment were included...
June 8, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583391/rapid-determination-of-9-aromatic-amines-in-mainstream-cigarette-smoke-by-modified-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-and-ultraperformance-convergence-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#16
Huimin Deng, Fei Yang, Zhonghao Li, Zhaoyang Bian, Ziyan Fan, Ying Wang, Shanshan Liu, Gangling Tang
Aromatic amines in mainstream cigarette smoke have long been monitored due to their carcinogenic toxicity. In this work, a reliable and rapid method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 9 aromatic amines in mainstream cigarette smoke by modified dispersive liquid liquid microextraction (DLLME) and ultraperformance convergence chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPC(2)-MS/MS). Briefly, the particulate phase of the cigarette smoke was captured by a Cambridge filter pad, and diluted hydrogen chloride aqueous solution is employed to extract the aromatic amines under mechanical shaking...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577134/role-of-oxidative-stress-in-the-suppression-of-immune-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-exposed-to-combustible-tobacco-product-preparation
#17
Subhashini Arimilli, Eckhardt Schmidt, Brad E Damratoski, G L Prasad
Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several human diseases. Chronic inflammation, resulting from increased oxidative stress, has been suggested as a mechanism that contributes to the increased susceptibility of smokers to cancer and microbial infections. We have previously shown that whole-smoke conditioned medium (WS-CM) and total particulate matter (TPM) prepared from Kentucky 3R4F reference cigarettes [collectively called as combustible tobacco product preparations (TPPs)] potently suppressed agonist-stimulated cytokine secretion and target cell killing in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576286/a-novel-hybrid-tobacco-product-that-delivers-a-tobacco-flavour-note-with-vapour-aerosol-part-1-product-operation-and-preliminary-aerosol-chemistry-assessment
#18
Simon Poynton, Joseph Sutton, Sharon Goodall, Jennifer Margham, Mark Forster, Ken Scott, Chuan Liu, Kevin McAdam, James Murphy, Christopher Proctor
Vapour products have demonstrated potential to be a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes. The present study describes a novel hybrid tobacco product that combines a warm aerosol stream generated by an electronic vaporisation mechanism with tobacco top flavour from cut tobacco. During operation, the aerosol stream released from the vapour cartomiser is passed through a bed of blended cut tobacco by the puffing flow, elevating the tobacco temperature and eluting volatile tobacco flavour components. A preliminary but comprehensive analysis of the aerosol composition of the hybrid tobacco product found that emissions were dominated by the control vapour formulation...
May 30, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558253/sugar-sulfates-are-not-hydrolyzed-by-the-acid-inducible-sulfatase-asla-from-salmonella-enterica-enteritidis-nalr-and-kentucky-3795-at-ph-5-5
#19
Arpeeta Ganguly, Rolf Dieter Joerger
The open reading frames (ORFs), SEN0085 and SeKA_A4361, from Salmonella enterica Enteritidis NalR and Kentucky 3795, corresponding to the acid-inducible sulfatase gene, aslA from S. e Typhimurium, were previously suggested by microarray analysis to be differentially expressed under acid conditions. However, growth and enzyme activity tests in the present study demonstrated that both wild type strains exhibited sulfatase activity with 4-nitrophenyl sulfate and 5-bromo-4-chloro-3 indolyl sulfate at pH 5.5. The acid sulfatase does not appear to be involved in sugar sulfate, tyrosine sulfate and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylglycol sulfate, heparin or chondroitin sulfate hydrolysis at pH 5...
May 30, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542064/assessing-community-leadership-understanding-community-capacity-for-health-improvement
#20
Billie Castle, Monica Wendel, Brandy N Kelly Pryor, Monique Ingram
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to pilot a quantitative instrument to measure aspects of community leadership within an assessment framework. DESIGN: The instrument includes 14 Likert-type questions asking residents how they perceive leaders within 5 sectors: Louisville Metro Council/Mayor's Office, the faith community, education, business, and the civic sector. SETTING: Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky, has a population of about 743 000 residents...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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