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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330231/prevalence-of-toxigenic-fungi-in-common-medicinal-herbs-and-spices-in-india
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Visenuo Aiko, Alka Mehta
Mycotoxins are unavoidable contaminants of food grains, feeds, medicinal herbs, and spices, posing as health threat to animals and humans. The objective of this study was to screen medicinal herbs and spices for fungi and mycotoxin contamination and evaluate their safety. Sixty-three samples were examined for fungal contamination and fungal load determined using standard microbiological method. Aflatoxin and citrinin were detected using thin layer chromatography and high-performance chromatography technique...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329936/-analysis-on-prevalence-of-physical-activity-time-1-hour-and-related-factors-in-students-aged-9-22-years-in-china-2014
#2
Z H Wang, Y H Dong, Y Song, Z P Yang, J Ma
Objective: To explore the prevalence of physical activity time <1 hour and related factors in students aged 9-22 years in China. Methods: A total of 220 159 students (110 039 boys and 110 120 girls) aged 9-22 years who completed the questionnaire of physical activity and lifestyle behaviors were selected from " 2014 National Physical Fitness and Health Surveillance" for the current study. All the participants were divided into 2 groups, i.e. physical activity time <1 hour and physical activity time ≥1 hour according the suggestion of Central Government, stratified by age and gender...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329816/subjective-cognitive-decline-correlates-with-depression-symptoms-and-not-with-concurrent-objective-cognition-in-a-clinic-based-sample-of-older-adults
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Zvinka Z Zlatar, Martha Muniz, Douglas Galasko, David P Salmon
Objectives: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is common in older adults; however, its utility in clinic-based samples remains controversial given its strong associations with mood symptoms. Methods: Five hundred nineteen individuals aged 60-95 with a wide range of cognitive performance scores were referred by community health clinics for brief screening of cognitive complaints. Linear regression models examined the cross-sectional associations between SCD (5-item self-reported questions), symptoms of depression (Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]), and concurrent objective cognitive performance (Cognitive Composite) adjusting for demographics...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329805/cognitive-function-in-low-income-and-low-literacy-settings-validation-of-the-tablet-based-oxford-cognitive-screen-in-the-health-and-aging-in-africa-a-longitudinal-study-of-an-indepth-community-in-south-africa-haalsi
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Glyn W Humphreys, Mihaela D Duta, Livia Montana, Nele Demeyere, Cathal McCrory, Julia Rohr, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Lisa Berkman
Objectives: 1. Assess validity of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS-Plus), a domain-specific cognitive assessment designed for low-literacy settings, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC); 2. Advance theoretical contributions in cognitive neuroscience in domain-specific cognitive function and cognitive reserve, especially related to dementia. Method: In a cross-sectional study of a sample of 1,402 men and women aged 40-79 in the Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), we administered OCS-Plus along with health and sociodemographic assessments...
October 21, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329723/analysis-of-synthetic-phenethylamine-street-drugs-using-direct-sample-analysis-coupled-to-accurate-mass-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Maura K McGonigal, Joshua A Wilhide, Philip B Smith, Noelle M Elliott, Frank L Dorman
Serious health complications and fatal overdoses have brought phenethylamine, otherwise known as 2C, drug abuse to the public's attention. These compounds are 2C-X series analogs of mescaline. The name "2C" results from the two carbons in the ethyl chain. The substituents on these emerging drugs are constantly changed in order to avoid listing as controlled substances. These synthetic drugs are marketed as having affects similar to LSD and MDMA and are typically consumed sublingually via blotter paper. Twenty-six commercially available standards were analyzed using a direct sample analysis technique coupled to accurate mass time of flight mass spectrometry...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329626/associations-between-indoor-tanning-and-risky-health-related-behaviors-among-high-school-students-in-the-united-states
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Stephanie Chapman, Kurt Ashack, Eric Bell, Myra Ann Sendelweck, Robert Dellavalle
Understanding of the associations between indoor tanning and risky health related behaviors such as sexual activity and substance abuse among adolescents across the United States is incomplete. The purpose of this study is to identify risky health related behaviors among high school students utilizing indoor tanning according to region. We analyzed the results from surveys of adolescents in 14 different states administered as part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) 2013. Data were collected and analyzed over a 4-month period from January 2016 to April 2016...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329224/a-clinically-relevant-frailty-index-for-aging-rats
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Marshall G Miller, Nopporn Thangthaeng, Barbara Shukitt-Hale
Frailty is a clinical syndrome that is increasingly prevalent during aging. Frailty involves the confluence of reduced strength, speed, physical activity, and endurance and is associated with adverse health outcomes. The present study adapts existing clinical and preclinical indices of frailty to the Fischer (F344) rat. Male F344 rats (n = 133; 17 mo) completed a battery of behavioral tasks, including forelimb wire suspension (strength), rotarod (speed), open field (physical activity), and inclined screen (endurance)...
January 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329125/outcomes-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infection-managed-with-chronic-antibiotic-suppression
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Eugene M Tan, Daniel C DeSimone, M Rizwan Sohail, Larry M Baddour, Walter R Wilson, James M Steckelberg, Abinash Virk
Background: Most cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) recipients are elderly, have multiple comorbid conditions, and are at increased risk of CIED infection (CIEDI). Current guidelines recommend complete device removal in patients with CIEDI to prevent relapse and mortality. However, comorbidities or other factors may preclude device removal, thus prompting a non-surgical approach that includes chronic antibiotic suppression (CAS). There are limited data on outcomes of patients receiving CAS for CIEDI...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329123/prevalence-of-chagas-disease-in-the-latin-american-born-population-of-los-angeles
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Sheba K Meymandi, Colin J Forsyth, Jonathan Soverow, Salvador Hernandez, Daniel Sanchez, Susan P Montgomery, Mahmoud Traina
Background.: According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chagas disease (CD) may affect 1.31% of Latin American immigrants in the United States, with >300 000 cases. However, there is a lack of real-world data to support this estimate. Little is known about the actual prevalence of this neglected tropical disease in the United States, and the bulk of those infected are undiagnosed. Methods.: From April 2008 to May 2014, we screened 4,755 Latin American-born residents of Los Angeles County...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329122/prognostic-implications-of-left-ventricular-asymmetry-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Per Ejlstrup Sigvardsen, Linnea Hornbech Larsen, Helle Gervig Carstensen, Mathias Sørgaard, Louise Hindsø, Christian Hassager, Lars Køber, Rasmus Møgelvang, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed
Aims: Left ventricular (LV) regional hypertrophy in the form of LV asymmetry is a common finding in patients with aortic valve stenosis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that LV asymmetry predicts future symptomatic status and indication for aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis. Methods and results: In total, 114 patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (peak velocity > 2.5 m/s assessed by echocardiographic screening and LV ejection fraction > 50%) were enrolled in the study...
February 18, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328936/polyp-detection-rate-in-transverse-and-sigmoid-colon-significantly-increases-with-longer-withdrawal-time-during-screening-colonoscopy
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Kazuhiro Kashiwagi, Nagamu Inoue, Toshifumi Yoshida, Rieko Bessyo, Kazuaki Yoneno, Hiroyuki Imaeda, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai, Yoshinori Sugino, Yasushi Iwao
BACKGROUND: The guidelines for colonoscopy present withdrawal time (WT) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) as the quality indicator. The purpose of this retrospective study is to analyze the predicting factors with polyp detection rate (PDR) as a surrogate for ADR by using comprehensive health checkup data, and assess the correlation between PDR per each colonic segment and WT, and factors influencing WT. METHODS: One thousand and thirty six consecutive health checkup cases from April 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled in this study, and 880 subjects who undertook colonoscopy without polyp removal or biopsy were divided into the two groups (polyp not detected group vs polyp detected group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328734/practical-recommendations-for-long-term-management-of-modifiable-risks-in-kidney-and-liver-transplant-recipients-a-guidance-report-and-clinical-checklist-by-the-consensus-on-managing-modifiable-risk-in-transplantation-commit-group
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James M Neuberger, Wolf O Bechstein, Dirk R J Kuypers, Patrizia Burra, Franco Citterio, Sabina De Geest, Christophe Duvoux, Alan G Jardine, Nassim Kamar, Bernhard K Krämer, Herold J Metselaar, Frederik Nevens, Jacques Pirenne, Manuel L Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Didier Samuel, Stefan Schneeberger, Daniel Serón, Pavel Trunečka, Giuseppe Tisone, Teun van Gelder
Short-term patient and graft outcomes continue to improve after kidney and liver transplantation, with 1-year survival rates over 80%; however, improving longer-term outcomes remains a challenge. Improving the function of grafts and health of recipients would not only enhance quality and length of life, but would also reduce the need for retransplantation, and thus increase the number of organs available for transplant. The clinical transplant community needs to identify and manage those patient modifiable factors, to decrease the risk of graft failure, and improve longer-term outcomes...
April 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328688/prioritizing-the-care-of-critically-ill-children-in-south-africa-how-does-screen-perform-against-other-triage-tools
#13
Bhakti Hansoti, Peter Hodkinson, Lee Wallis
OBJECTIVE: Childhood mortality remains unacceptably high. In low-resource settings, children with critical illness often present for care. Current triage strategies are time consuming and require trained health care workers. To address this limitation, our team developed a simple subjective tool, SCREEN (Sick Children Require Emergency Evaluation Now), which is easy to administer, to identify critically ill children. This article presents the development of the SCREEN program and evaluates its performance when compared with other commonly implemented triage tools in low-resource settings...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328653/somatosensory-functions-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Philipp Baumbach, Theresa Götz, Albrecht Günther, Thomas Weiss, Winfried Meissner
OBJECTIVES: There is growing evidence for increased levels of pain and reduced health-related quality of life in survivors of critical illness. Recent studies showed marked small nerve fiber pathology in critically ill patients, which may contribute to chronic pain states and reduced physical recovery after ICU discharge. Primary objective of this study was the comparison of somatosensory functions between survivors of critical illness 6 months after ICU discharge and controls. In post hoc analyses, we aimed to identify associations between small fiber deficits, pain, health-related quality of life, and clinical data...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328389/tablet-based-hearing-screening-test
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Alessandra G Samelli, Camila M Rabelo, Seisse G G Sanches, Camila P Aquino, Denise Gonzaga
INTRODUCTION: Hearing loss (HL) affects people worldwide, many of whom are children. Especially in developing countries, epidemiological data on the prevalence of HL are insufficient to implement effective health promotion programs. In this preliminary study with young adults, we describe and validate a tablet-based hearing screening test developed for interactive remote hearing screening and compare the performance of an audiometry screening tablet application with conventional audiometry...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328387/-there-is-something-we-need-to-tell-you%C3%A2-communicating-health-screening-results-to-older-adults-via-the-internet
#17
Sander Beukema, Lex van Velsen, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Joyce Karreman
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of online health screenings, guidelines describing how to communicate about a person's health need to be adapted for a digital setting. This study aimed to uncover older adults' preferences regarding such online messages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty older adults (aged 65 to 75 years) viewed four versions of the results message of a screening aimed at identifying frailty: a standard, empathic, tailored, or both empathic and tailored message...
February 16, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328312/adolescent-substance-use-assessing-the-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-a-school-based-health-center-workforce
#18
Mary M Ramos, Rachel A Sebastian, Mary Murphy, Kristin Oreskovich, Timothy P Condon
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has focused on the potential for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide access points for adolescent substance use care. In 2015, the University of New Mexico began screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for providers at New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)-funded SBHCs across the state. This study assesses baseline knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the New Mexico SBHC provider workforce regarding adolescent substance use and provision of services...
February 8, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328247/-assessment-of-the-pilot-program-for-cervical-cancer-screening-by-health-visitors
#19
Réka Vajda, Csilla Árváné Egri, Attila Kovács, András Budai, Lajos Döbrőssy, Róbert Koiss, Zsuzsanna Kívés, Imre Boncz
INTRODUCTION: Within the tender (6.1.3.A-13/1-2013-0001) supported by the European Union, we wished to involve health visitors into the organized cervical cancer screening program. AIM: The aim of our survey was to assess the satisfaction of health visitors, instructors, and that of the teaching aids. Furthermore, we wished to assess whether the teaching materials met the expectations. METHOD: Satisfaction of the health visitors was assessed by a survey, in four groups of questions...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327922/factors-influencing-the-reliability-of-the-glasgow-coma-scale-a-systematic-review
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Florence Cm Reith, Anneliese Synnot, Ruben van den Brande, Russell L Gruen, Andrew Ir Maas
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) characterizes patients with diminished consciousness. In a recent systematic review, we found overall adequate reliability across different clinical settings, but reliability estimates varied considerably between studies, and methodological quality of studies was overall poor. Identifying and understanding factors that can affect its reliability is important, in order to promote high standards for clinical use of the GCS. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify factors that influence reliability and to provide an evidence base for promoting consistent and reliable application of the GCS...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
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