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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735455/examining-the-role-of-income-inequality-and-neighborhood-walkability-on-obesity-and-physical-activity-among-low-income-hispanic-adults
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Samuel D Towne, Michael L Lopez, Yajuan Li, Matthew Lee Smith, Judith L Warren, Alexandra E Evans, Marcia G Ory
Obesity is a major public health issue affecting rising medical costs and contributing to morbidity and premature mortality. We aimed to identify factors that may play a role in obesity and physical activity at the individual and environmental/neighborhood levels. We analyzed data from an adult sample who were parents of students enrolled in a school-based health and wellness program. The sample was restricted to those who were Hispanic and whose children were on free/reduced lunch (n = 377). Dependent variables: body mass index (BMI); neighborhood walkability...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735316/biochar-rhizosphere-interactions-a-review
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Sławomir Głuszek, Lidia Sas Paszt, Beata Sumorok, Ryszard Kozera
Biochar is a solid material of biological origin obtained from the biomass carbonization, designed as a mean to reduce greenhouse gases emission and carbon sequestration in soils for a long time. Biochar has a wide spectrum of practical utilization and is applied as a promising soil improver or fertilizer in agriculture, or as a medium for soil or water remediation. Preparations of biochar increase plant growth and yielding when applied into soil and also improve plant growth conditions, mainly bio, physical and chemical properties of soil...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735282/a-systematic-review-of-criteria-used-to-define-recovery-from-sport-related-concussion-in-youth-athletes
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Mohammad Nadir Haider, John J Leddy, Sonja Pavlesen, Melissa Kluczynski, John G Baker, Jeffrey C Miecznikowski, Barry S Willer
OBJECTIVE: The Concussion in Sport Group guidelines recommend a multifaceted approach to help clinicians make return to sport decisions. The purpose of this study was to identify the most common multifaceted measures used to define clinical recovery from sport-related concussion in young athletes (high school and/or college level) and to summarise existing knowledge of criteria used to make return to sport decisions. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: The PubMed (MEDLINE), SPORTDiscus and Embase electronic databases were searched from 1 January 2000 to 1 March 2017 by three independent reviewers...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735245/association-of-16-priority-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-with-humic-acid-and-humin-fractions-in-a-peat-soil-and-implications-for-their-long-term-retention
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Weixiao Chen, Hui Wang, Qian Gao, Yin Chen, Senlin Li, Yu Yang, David Werner, Shu Tao, Xilong Wang
To elucidate the environmental fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) once released into soil, sixteen humic acids (HAs) and one humin (HM) fractions were sequentially extracted from a peat soil, and sixteen priority PAHs in these humic substances (HSs) were analyzed. It was found that the total concentration of 16 PAHs (∑16PAHs) increased evidently from HA1 to HA16, and then dramatically reached the highest value in HM. The trend of ∑16PAHs in HAs relates to surface carbon and C-H/C-C contents, the bulk aliphatic carbon content and aliphaticity, as well as the condensation enhancement of carbon domains, which were derived from elemental composition, XPS, (13)C NMR, as well as thermal analyses...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735233/a-model-system-to-mimic-environmentally-active-surface-film-roughness-and-hydrophobicity
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Jacob S Grant, Scott K Shaw
This work presents the development and initial assessment of a laboratory platform to allow quantitative studies on model urban films. The platform consists of stearic acid and eicosane mixtures that are solution deposited from hexanes onto smooth, solid substrates. We show that this model has distinctive capabilities to better mimic a naturally occurring film's morphology and hydrophobicity, two important parameters that have not previously been incorporated into model film systems. The physical and chemical properties of the model films are assessed using a variety of analytical instruments...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735211/runoff-initiation-soil-detachment-and-connectivity-are-enhanced-as-a-consequence-of-vineyards-plantations
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A Cerdà, S D Keesstra, J Rodrigo-Comino, A Novara, P Pereira, E Brevik, A Giménez-Morera, M Fernández-Raga, M Pulido, S di Prima, A Jordán
Rainfall-induced soil erosion is a major threat, especially in agricultural soils. In the Mediterranean belt, vineyards are affected by high soil loss rates, leading to land degradation. Plantation of new vines is carried out after deep ploughing, use of heavy machinery, wheel traffic, and trampling. Those works result in soil physical properties changes and contribute to enhanced runoff rates and increased soil erosion rates. The objective of this paper is to assess the impact of the plantation of vineyards on soil hydrological and erosional response under low frequency - high magnitude rainfall events, the ones that under the Mediterranean climatic conditions trigger extreme soil erosion rates...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735202/effect-of-wii-fit%C3%A2-exercise-therapy-on-gait-parameters-in-ankle-sprain-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ilona M Punt, Stéphane Armand, Jean-Luc Ziltener, Lara Allet
Ankle sprains are the most common sport related injuries. An alternative to physical therapy in the treatment of ankle sprains is home based exercise therapy. This study aims to compare the effectiveness of Wii Fit™ exercise therapy in ankle sprain patients on temporal-spatial and kinematic gait parameters with a) conventional therapy and b) a control group not receiving exercise therapy. Ninety patients were randomly assigned to a Wii Fit™, physical therapy or control group. Temporal-spatial and kinematic gait parameters were assessed at baseline, 6 weeks and 6 months follow-up...
June 29, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735077/opioid-medication-misuse-among-unhealthy-drinkers
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Gerald Cochran, Rebecca McCarthy, Adam J Gordon, Ralph E Tarter
BACKGROUND: Combining opioid medications and alcohol has serious implications for patient health, including overdose. Information regarding those who use/misuse opioid medications and engage in unhealthy alcohol use is limited to pharmacological and epidemiological descriptions. This study presents opioid medication misuse and behavioral, mental, and physical health characteristics of persons filling opioid medications that are engaged in unhealthy alcohol use. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey at 5 community pharmacies in Southwestern, Pennsylvania among patients filling opioid medications...
July 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734987/bioavailable-and-free-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-relationships-with-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Negar Naderpoor, Soulmaz Shorakae, Sally K Abell, Aya Mousa, Anju E Joham, Lisa J Moran, Nigel K Stepto, Poli Mara Spritzer, Helena J Teede, Barbora de Courten
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition characterised by both reproductive and metabolic features (obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes risk). Some evidence suggests that women with PCOS have lower vitamin D levels compared to healthy controls. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) is the main carrier of vitamin D in circulation and plays an important role in regulating vitamin D concentration and bioavailability for target tissues. To our knowledge, no previous studies have examined DBP, bioavailable and free 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in women with PCOS...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734941/sleep-chronic-pain-and-opioid-risk-for-apnea
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Serguei Marshansky, Pierre Mayer, Dorrie Rizzo, Marc Baltzan, Ronald Denis, Gilles J Lavigne
Pain is an unwelcome sleep partner. Pain tends to erode sleep quality and alter the sleep restorative process in vulnerable patients. It can contribute to next-day sleepiness and fatigue, affecting cognitive function. Chronic pain and the use of opioid medications can also complicate the management of sleep disorders such as insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep) and sleep-disordered breathing (sleep apnea). Sleep problems can be related to various types of pain, including sleep headache (hypnic headache, cluster headache, migraine) and morning headache (transient tension type secondary to sleep apnea or to sleep bruxism or tooth grinding) as well as periodic limb movements (leg and arm dysesthesia with pain)...
July 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734727/treatment-of-pharyngotympanic-tube-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Holger H Sudhoff, Stefan Mueller
Eustachian tube dysfuntion intends to describe a variety of signs, symptoms, and physical findings that result from the impairment of ET function. A large variety of methods have been employed to assess ET function in the literature. Due to the lack of high level evidence, it is difficult to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of medical and surgical treatments. There are various medical and surgical interventions available for chronic obstructive ET dysfunction including balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) and laser or microdebrider tuboplasty...
July 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734700/predicting-muscle-forces-during-the-propulsion-phase-of-single-leg-triple-hop-test
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Felipe Costa Alvim, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Luciano Luporini Menegaldo
Functional biomechanical tests allow the assessment of musculoskeletal system impairments in a simple way. Muscle force synergies associated with movement can provide additional information for diagnosis. However, such forces cannot be directly measured noninvasively. This study aims to estimate muscle activations and forces exerted during the preparation phase of the single leg triple hop test. Two different approaches were tested: static optimization (SO) and computed muscle control (CMC). As an indirect validation, model-estimated muscle activations were compared with surface electromyography (EMG) of selected hip and thigh muscles...
July 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734657/exercise-performance-and-22q11-2-deletion-status-affect-quality-of-life-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Amy Cassedy, Laura Mercer-Rosa, Mark A Fogel, Stephen M Paridon, Bradley S Marino
OBJECTIVE: To identify mediators of health status and quality of life (QOL) in children and adolescents aged 8-18 years old following surgical repair for tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), including resource use, exercise performance, and 22q11.2 deletion status. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a corollary study to a cross-sectional analysis of subjects following repair for TOF that completed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiopulmonary exercise tests, and instruments assessing health status and QOL...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734612/primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-how-does-residual-patellar-thickness-affect-patient-oriented-outcomes
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Jose C Alcerro, Mark D Rossi, Carlos J Lavernia
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of the native patellar thickness has been deemed important for proper clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our objective was to study the effects of the change in patellar thickness on patient-perceived outcomes (PPOs) after TKA. We hypothesized that reestablishing native patellar thickness after TKA results in better PPOs. METHODS: 819 consecutive patients undergoing primary TKA were studied. Patients were classified according to their postoperative patellar thickness into: (1) less than native patella thickness; (2) equal to native patella thickness; and (3) greater than native patella thickness...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734536/evaluation-of-functional-outcome-after-nonsurgical-management-of-terrible-triad-injuries-of-the-elbow
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Farid Najd Mazhar, Davod Jafari, Alireza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: Terrible triad (TT) is one of the severe injuries of the elbow that generally requires surgery. Nonsurgical treatment has recently been applied in selected cases of TT injury. Evaluation of the results of this treatment was the main aim of this study. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 10 patients with a mean follow-up of 30.6 months were evaluated. The inclusion criteria included a congruent joint after closed reduction, no indication for surgery of the coronoid and radial head fractures, no block in supination and pronation up to 60°, no intra-articular fragments, and a free and stable joint with ulnohumeral extension up to a minimum of 45°...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734496/endometrial-cancer-surveillance-adherence-reduces-utilization-and-subsequent-costs
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Zachary P Schwartz, Melissa K Frey, Sarah Philips, John P Curtin
OBJECTIVES: In June 2011, the SGO recommended that physical exam and symptoms be the primary surveillance methods in patients with endometrial cancer. We sought to evaluate adherence to these guidelines by comparing the use of CT scans, paps and serum CA125 ordered for endometrial cancer surveillance before and after publication of these guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all patients undergoing surveillance for endometrial cancer at a single institution between June 2009 and June 2013...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734461/risk-factors-for-mortality-among-individuals-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#17
Stephen M Amrock, Cherrie Z Abraham, Enjae Jung, Pamela B Morris, Michael D Shapiro
Morbidity and mortality from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) continues to increase. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are implicated in the development of PAD, yet the extent to which those risk factors correlate with mortality in such patients remains insufficiently assessed. Using data from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine the association of cardiovascular risk factors and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734197/life-impact-of-caregiving-for-severe-childhood-epilepsy-results-of-expert-panels-and-caregiver-focus-groups
#18
Mark P Jensen, Kendra S Liljenquist, Fraser Bocell, Arnold R Gammaitoni, Carey R Aron, Bradley S Galer, Dagmar Amtmann
Severe epilepsy in children and young adults can significantly affect the lives of their caregivers. However, the lack of a reliable and valid measure of caregiver impact has limited our understanding of the scope and correlates of this impact, as well as our ability to measure the effects of treatments that could lessen it. The purpose of this study was to facilitate focus groups and interviews with an international group of clinician experts and caregivers to identify the most important domains that should be assessed in a measure of caregiver impact...
July 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734173/reliability-and-validity-of-the-tilburg-frailty-indicator-tfi-among-chinese-community-dwelling-older-people
#19
Lijuan Dong, Na Liu, Xiaoyu Tian, Xiaoxia Qiao, Robbert J J Gobbens, Robert L Kane, Cuili Wang
OBJECTIVE: To translate the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) into Chinese and assess its reliability and validity. METHODS: A sample of 917 community-dwelling older people, aged ≥60 years, in a Chinese city was included between August 2015 and March 2016. Construct validity was assessed using alternative measures corresponding to the TFI items, including self-rated health status (SRH), unintentional weight loss, walking speed, timed-up-and-go tests (TUGT), making telephone calls, grip strength, exhaustion, Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), Geriatric Depression scale (GDS-15), emotional role, Adaptability Partnership Growth Affection and Resolve scale (APGAR) and Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS)...
July 15, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734170/web-based-physical-activity-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Leila Jahangiry, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Fatemeh Rezaei, T Pashaei
OBJECTIVES: It was estimated that approximately 60% of the world's population is classified as inactive or insufficiently active. This meta-analysis investigated the effect of web-based interventions on different types of physical activity (PA) measurements in general population and potential moderating variables. STUDY DESIGN: PubMed, CINAHL, EBSCOhost, PsycINFO, Scopus, Ovid, and ScienceDirect literature searches were conducted to identify studies investigating the effect of web-based interventions on PA...
July 19, 2017: Public Health
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