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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151248/adiponectin-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-are-independently-associated-at-birth-in-both-mothers-and-neonates
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Spyridon N Karras, Stergios Α Polyzos, Danforth A Newton, Carol L Wagner, Bruce W Hollis, Jody van den Ouweland, Erdinc Dursun, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Kalliopi Kotsa, Cedric Annweiler, Declan P Naughton
CONTEXT: Adult body fat is associated with birth anthropometry, suggesting a role for metabolic regulators including vitamin D and the adipokines-adiponectin and irisin-which have been reported to interact but, as yet, data remain controversial. OBJECTIVE: To study (i) the relationship between vitamin D, its binding protein (VDBP) and the adipokines, adiponectin, and irisin in mothers and neonates at birth and (ii) their effects on neonate anthropometric outcomes...
November 18, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151199/loneliness-in-older-adults-living-with-hiv
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Meredith Greene, Nancy A Hessol, Carla Perissinotto, Roland Zepf, Amanda Hutton Parrott, Cameron Foreman, Robert Whirry, Monica Gandhi, Malcolm John
We conducted a cross-sectional study among HIV-positive adults age ≥ 50 in San Francisco to evaluate the frequency of loneliness, characteristics of those who reported loneliness, and the association of loneliness with functional impairment and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Participants (N = 356) were predominately male (85%); 57% were white; median age was 56. 58% reported any loneliness symptoms with 24% reporting mild, 22% moderate and 12% severe loneliness. Lonely participants were more likely to report depression, alcohol and tobacco use, and have fewer relationships...
November 18, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151175/demographic-clinical-lifestyle-related-and-social-cognitive-correlates-of-physical-activity-in-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Laurien M Buffart, Remco de Bree, Martine Altena, Sophie van der Werff, Constance H C Drossaert, Caroline M Speksnijder, Michiel W van den Brekel, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Neil K Aaronson, Martijn M Stuiver
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to identify demographic, clinical, lifestyle-related, and social-cognitive correlates of physical activity (PA) intention and behavior in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). METHODS: Data from two cross-sectional studies on correlates of PA in HNC survivors were pooled. Both studies used self-reports to assess PA and social-cognitive correlates. Potential correlates were collected via self-report or medical records...
November 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151052/prevalence-of-health-services-usage-and-associated-factors-in-the-amazon-region-of-brazil-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Maria Elizete A Araujo, Marcus T Silva, Tais F Galvao, Mauricio G Pereira
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of healthcare use and associated factors in the Manaus metropolitan region and to describe the reasons for lack of access. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based study. SETTING: A survey conducted between May and August of 2015 in eight cities from Manaus metropolitan region, Amazonas, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: 4001 adults ≥18 years of age. PRIMARY OUTCOMES MEASURES: Physician visits, dentist visits and hospitalisations in the last 12 months were the primary outcomes...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151045/the-physical-and-mental-health-problems-of-refugee-and-migrant-fathers-findings-from-an-australian-population-based-study-of-children-and-their-families
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Rebecca Giallo, Elisha Riggs, Claire Lynch, Dannielle Vanpraag, Jane Yelland, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Lauren Tyrell, Sue Casey, Stephanie Janne Brown
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report on the physical and mental health of migrant and refugee fathers participating in a population-based study of Australian children and their families. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey data drawn from a population-based longitudinal study when children were aged 4-5 years. SETTING: Population-based study of Australian children and their families. PARTICIPANTS: 8137 fathers participated in the study when their children were aged 4-5 years...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151042/patient-centered-assessment-on-disease-burden-quality-of-life-and-treatment-satisfaction-associated-with-acromegaly
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Shuqian Liu, Daphne T Adelman, Yaping Xu, Jillone Sisco, Susan M Begelman, Susan M Webb, Xavier Badia, Tina K Thethi, Vivian Fonseca, Lizheng Shi
The study aimed to assess the economic burden, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and acromegaly treatment satisfaction in the USA. A web-based, cross-sectional survey was distributed to members of Acromegaly Community. Data related to comorbidities, treatment patterns, and treatment satisfaction were collected. The costs over the past 3 months included out-of-pocket cost, sick leave, leave of absence, direct loss of job due to acromegaly, unemployment, assistance to perform household chores, and family member loss of income...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151018/study-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-component-genes-and-downstream-cytokines-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Junli Lee, Jing Wan, Linyun Lee, Changhua Peng, Hailong Xie, Chengbin Lee
BACKGROUND: A role for the NLRP3 inflammasome has been reported in various diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis (AS), nephropathy, rheumatism, and others, although limited information is available concerning the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and interleukin-18 (IL-18) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS). Therefore, this cross-sectional study investigated these inflammatory components in patients with T2DM complicated with carotid atherosclerosis (T2DM + CAS)...
November 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150933/design-of-a-novel-continuous-flow-reactor-for-low-ph-viral-inactivation
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Stephanie A Parker, Linus Amarikwa, Kevin Vehar, Raquel Orozco, Scott Godfrey, Jon Coffman, Parviz Shamlou, Cameron L Bardliving
Insufficient mixing in laminar flow reactors due to diffusion-dominated flow limits their use in applications where narrow residence time distribution (RTD) is required. The aim of this study was to design and characterize a laminar flow (Re 187.7-375.5) tubular reactor for low pH viral inactivation with enhanced radial mixing via the incorporation of curvature and flow inversions. Towards this aim, the reactor described here, Jig in a Box (JIB), was designed with a flow path consisting of alternating 270° degree turns...
November 18, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150868/patient-reported-health-outcomes-in-patients-with-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-and-actinic-keratosis-results-from-a-large-scale-observational-study-analysing-effects-of-diagnoses-and-disease-progression
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W G Philipp-Dormston, K Müller, B Novak, K Strömer, C Termeer, U Hammann, J Glutsch, G Kraehn-Senftleben, H Lübbert, M Koller, R M Szeimies
BACKGROUND: Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and actinic keratosis (AK) are very common among fair-skinned individuals. A disease continuum from AK to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has been frequently postulated. AK and NMSC may influence quality of life (QL) of patients, and it can be suspected that disease progression entails a QL reduction. The purpose of this study was to document QL in patients with NMSC and AK using the health-outcome questionnaire EQ-5D-5L. METHODS: The study was designed as a non-interventional, prospective, cross-sectional study...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150775/influences-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-blood-pressure-variability-might-not-be-limited-only-nocturnally-in-middle-aged-hypertensive-males
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Liang Shao, Mulalibieke Heizhati, Xiaoguang Yao, Yingchun Wang, Suofeiya Abulikemu, Delian Zhang, Ling Zhou, Jing Hong, Nanfang Li
PURPOSE: In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed the potential association between sleep measures and blood pressure variability. METHODS: Ninety-three middle-aged hypertensive males, who underwent polysomnography and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, were enrolled. Blood pressure variability was assessed by blood pressure standard deviation. Obstructive sleep apnea (apnea hypopnea index ≥ 15) was diagnosed in 52 (55.91%) patients. Mean body mass index and age were 27...
November 17, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150712/unacylated-ghrelin-and-obestatin-promising-biomarkers-of-protein-energy-wasting-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Alice Monzani, Michela Perrone, Flavia Prodam, Stefania Moia, Giulia Genoni, Sara Testa, Fabio Paglialonga, Anna Rapa, Gianni Bona, Giovanni Montini, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Impairment in orexigenic/anorexigenic hormone balance may be key in the pathogenesis of protein energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Measurement of ghrelin and obestatin concentrations in children with CKD would help assess the potential contribution of these hormones to uremic protein energy wasting. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional case-control study. Acylated and unacylated ghrelin and obestatin were measured in 42 children on conservative treatment (CT), 20 children on hemodialysis, 48 pediatric renal transplant (RTx) recipients and 43 controls (CTR) (mean age 11...
November 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150522/addressing-decisional-conflict-about-fertility-preservation-helping-young-female-cancer-survivors-family-planning-decisions
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Madleina Müller, Corinne Urech, Jacky Boivin, Verena Ehrbar, Rebecca Moffat, Rosanna Zanetti Daellenbach, Christoph Rochlitz, Sibil Tschudin
BACKGROUND: Health professionals are challenged by a growing number of young long-term cancer survivors with their specific needs with regard to family planning. This study aimed at assessing decisional conflict (DC) in young female cancer patients regarding fertility preservation, identifying demographic, fertility and fertility preservation related factors, which may affect DC, and assessing the helpfulness of various decision-supports. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional, web-based survey via an online questionnaire available in three languages with specific items concerning cancer, fertility, fertility preservation and the validated Decisional Conflict Scale targeted at current or former female cancer patients aged 18-45 years, with cancer types or treatment potentially affecting reproductive function...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150473/patient-level-and-practice-level-factors-associated-with-consultation-duration-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-over-one-million-consultations-in-english-primary-care
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Sarah Stevens, Clare Bankhead, Toqir Mukhtar, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Tim A Holt, Chris Salisbury, F D Richard Hobbs
OBJECTIVES: Consultation duration has previously been shown to be associated with patient, practitioner and practice characteristics. However, previous studies were conducted outside the UK, considered only small numbers of general practitioner (GP) consultations or focused primarily on practitioner-level characteristics. We aimed to determine the patient-level and practice-level factors associated with duration of GP and nurse consultations in UK primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional data were obtained from English general practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) linked to data on patient deprivation and practice staffing, rurality and Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) achievement...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150472/are-food-and-drink-retailers-within-nhs-venues-adhering-to-nice-quality-standard-94-guidance-on-childhood-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-two-large-secondary-care-nhs-hospitals-in-england
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Alice James, Laura Birch, Peter Fletcher, Sally Pearson, Catherine Boyce, Andy R Ness, Julian P Hamilton-Shield, Fiona E Lithander
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the food and drink retail outlets in two major National Health Service (NHS) district general hospitals in England adhere to quality statements 1-3 of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard 94. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study to assess the food and drink options available in vending machines, restaurants, cafes and shops in two secondary care hospitals. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adherence to quality statement 1 whereby the food and drink items available in the vending machines were classified as either healthy or less healthy using the Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM)...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150417/using-facebook-to-recruit-young-australian-men-into-a-cross-sectional-human-papillomavirus-study
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Roopa Das, Dorothy A Machalek, Edmund G Molesworth, Suzanne M Garland
BACKGROUND: Young men can be difficult to engage in health research using traditional methods of recruitment. Social networking sites are increasingly being used to recruit participants into health research, due to their cost effectiveness, overall generalizability, and wide reach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using Facebook to recruit young Australian men into a human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence study. METHODS: We recruited male permanent residents of Australia, aged 18 to 35 years, into the HPV in Young Males (HYM) study through targeted advertising placed on Facebook...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150357/caregiver-burden-of-parents-of-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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C Fitzgerald, S George, R Somerville, B Linnane, P Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of research examining the impact of informal caregiving on parents of young children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to examine caregiver burden and identify risk factors associated with high caregiver burden in mothers and fathers of young children with CF. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of parents of young children with CF. A total of 213 families were invited to complete the CarerQoL questionnaire, a validated tool composed of two parts: (i) the CarerQol-7D which describes the care situation in terms of the negative and positive effects of caregiving and (ii) the visual analogue scale (VAS) which measures happiness on a scale from 0 to 10 (0=completely unhappy and 10=completely happy)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150339/hair-concentration-of-trace-elements-and-growth-in-homeless-children-aged-6years-results-from-the-enfams-study
#17
Lucia Fábelová, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Cécile Vuillermoz, Robert Garnier, Sandrine Lioret, Jérémie Botton
BACKGROUND: Growth is an important indicator of health in early childhood. This is a critical developmental period, during which a number of factors, including exposure to metals, might play a role in later physical and metabolic functions. OBJECTIVE: To study the association between exposure to arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and selenium (Se), and physical growth of children from homeless families aged <6years. METHODS: This study was based on data of the cross-sectional survey (ENFAMS), which was conducted by the Observatoire du Samu Social on a random sample of homeless sheltered families in the Paris region during winter 2013...
November 14, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150169/vitamin-d-and-walking-speed-in-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Cedric Annweiler, Samir Henni, Stéphane Walrand, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Gustavo Duque, Guillaume T Duval
Vitamin D is involved in musculoskeletal health. There is no consensus on a possible association between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations and walking speed, a 'vital sign' in older adults. Our objective was to systematically review and quantitatively assess the association of 25OHD concentration with walking speed. A Medline search was conducted on June 2017, with no limit of date, using the MeSH terms "Vitamin D" OR "Vitamin D Deficiency" combined with "Gait" OR "Gait disorders, Neurologic" OR "Walking speed" OR "Gait velocity"...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150103/body-composition-of-fanconi-anemia-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Priscilla Peixoto Policarpo da Silva, Daniella Schmit, Carmem Bonfim, Denise Johnsson Campos, Estela Iraci Rabito, Regina Maria Vilela
INTRODUCTION: Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease linked to bone marrow failure; a possible treatment is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Changes in the nutritional status of Fanconi anemia patients are not very well known. This study aimed to characterize body composition of adult, children and adolescent patients with Fanconi anemia who were submitted to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or not. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 63 patients (29 adults and 34 children and adolescents)...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149957/positive-and-negative-affects-in-living-kidney-donors
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C-Y Hsieh, C-H Chien, K-L Liu, H-H Wang, K-J Lin, Y-J Chiang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify the factors influencing the positive and negative affects and the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of living kidney donors. METHODS: With the use of a cross-sectional study design and a structured questionnaire, information on the basic characteristics, positive affect, negative affect, and HRQOL of 41 living kidney donors were compared. RESULTS: The negative affect in living kidney donors was similar to that of the general population, but the positive affect was slightly lower...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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