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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431391/serum-levels-of-lead-mercury-and-cadmium-in-relation-to-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-elderly-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sedigheh Asgary, Ahmad Movahedian, Mahtab Keshvari, Mahsa Taleghani, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: There is a continuing attempt to identify novel factors that can predict the risk of cardiovascular disease beyond the established coronary risk factors. It has been suggested that serum levels of lead, mercury and cadmium are associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate serum concentrations of lead (s-Pb), mercury (s-Hg) and cadmium (s-Cd) in patients with CAD in comparison with those of healthy individuals. The correlation between serum levels of these heavy metals and lipid profile parameters was also investigated...
March 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431129/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-genicular-nerves-for-chronic-pain-due-to-knee-osteoarthritis-six-month-outcomes
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Zachary L McCormick, Marc Korn, Rajiv Reddy, Austin Marcolina, David Dayanim, Ryan Mattie, Daniel Cushman, Meghan Bhave, Robert J McCarthy, Dost Khan, Geeta Nagpal, David R Walega
Objective. : Determine outcomes of cooled radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) of the genicular nerves for treatment of chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). Design. : Cross-sectional survey. Setting.:  Academic pain medicine center. Subjects.:  Consecutive patients with knee OA and 50% or greater pain relief following genicular nerve blocks who underwent genicular nerve C-RFA. Methods.:  Survey administration six or more months after C-RFA...
April 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430971/association-between-native-american-owned-casinos-and-the-prevalence-of-large-for-gestational-age-births
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Jessica C Jones-Smith, William H Dow, Vanessa M Oddo
Background: A small number of studies have used a natural experiment approach to examine the health impacts of increased economic resources stemming from Native American-owned casinos. We build on this work by examining whether casinos are associated with obesity-related health in utero . Methods: We examined whether casino openings or expansion (as proxy for increased economic resources) are associated with a decreased likelihood of infants being born large-for-gestational-age (LGA), an important risk factor for childhood overweight/obesity...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430928/typology-and-dynamics-of-heavier-drinking-styles-in-great-britain-1978-2010
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Robin C Purshouse, Alan Brennan, Daniel Moyo, James Nicholls, Paul Norman
Aims: To identify a typology of heavier drinking styles in Great Britain and to identify socio-demographic trends in the typology over the period 1978-2010. Methods: We applied multiple correspondence analysis and agglomerative hierarchical clustering to beverage-specific quantity-frequency measures of alcohol consumption in the repeated cross-sectional General Lifestyle Survey of Great Britain, 1978-2010. The cluster analysis focuses on the 60,043 adult respondents over this period reporting average drinking levels above the UK Government guidelines...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430835/relationship-between-urinary-nitrate-excretion-and-blood-pressure-in-the-inchianti-cohort
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Miranda J Smallwood, Alessandro Ble, David Melzer, Paul G Winyard, Nigel Benjamin, Angela C Shore, Mark Gilchrist
BACKGROUND: Inorganic nitrate from the oxidation of endogenously synthesized nitric oxide (NO) or consumed in the diet can be reduced to NO via a complex enterosalivary circulation pathway. The relationship between total nitrate exposure by measured urinary nitrate excretion and blood pressure in a large population sample has not been assessed previously. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 24-hour urinary nitrate excretion was measured by spectrophotometry in the 919 participants from the InChianti cohort at baseline and blood pressure measured with a mercury sphygmomanometer...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430772/medwave%C3%A2-s-editorial-history-policies-and-guidelines-1-description
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EDITORIAL
Vivienne C Bachelet
This article is the first of a series of four editorials that report on Medwave’s policies, including section policies, formal requisites according to article type, and guidelines for reviewers and authors, with special emphasis on publication and research ethics. The journal believes that it is important to publish its policies in the format of editorials in order to facilitate and ensure dissemination to our broader readership. This editorial refers to the history of the journal from foundation onwards, purpose and scope, mission, open access policy, indexation, among other important aspects...
April 3, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430771/medwave%C3%A2-s-editorial-history-policies-and-guidelines-4-author-instructions-and-journal-guidelines
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EDITORIAL
Vivienne C Bachelet
This article is the last of a series of four editorials that report on Medwave’s policies, including section policies, formal requisites according to article type, and guidelines for reviewers and authors, with special emphasis on publication and research ethics. The journal believes that it is important to publish its policies in the format of editorials in order to facilitate and ensure dissemination to our broader readership. This editorial focuses on author instructions and again touches upon publication ethics...
April 3, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430770/medwave%C3%A2-s-editorial-history-policies-and-guidelines-2-editorial-policies
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EDITORIAL
Vivienne C Bachelet
This article is the second of a series of four editorials that report on Medwave’s policies, including section policies, formal requisites according to article type, and guidelines for reviewers and authors, with special emphasis on publication and research ethics. The journal believes that it is important to publish its policies in the format of editorials in order to facilitate and ensure dissemination to our broader readership. This editorial refers to the importance of using reporting guidelines, values and principles, peer review process, authorship issues and publication ethics...
April 3, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430764/medwave%C3%A2-s-editorial-history-policies-and-guidelines-3-section-policies
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EDITORIAL
Vivienne C Bachelet
This article is the third of a series of four editorials that report on Medwave’s policies, including section policies, formal requisites according to article type, and guidelines for reviewers and authors, with special emphasis on publication and research ethics. The journal believes that it is important to publish its policies in the format of editorials in order to facilitate and ensure dissemination to our broader readership. This editorial describes the types of articles that the journal publishes, such as primary studies, review articles, case reports, letters, and commentaries, among others...
April 3, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430725/awareness-regarding-perineal-protection-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-and-episiotomy-among-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents-effects-of-an-educational-workshop
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Anna M Stecher, Jennifer Yeung, Catrina C Crisp, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVES: Appropriate perineal protection may reduce rates of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). We sought to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of obstetrics and gynecology residents concerning perineal protection, OASIS, and episiotomy before and after an educational workshop. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved cross-sectional survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents. Two experts in perineal protection, whose methods have been shown to reduce OASIS by 50%, provided 1 week of education...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429919/home-availability-of-fruit-and-vegetables-and-obesogenic-foods-as-an-indicator-of-nutrient-intake-in-50-year-olds-from-canterbury-new-zealand
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Emily Grant, Richard Blair Gearry, Renée Wilson, John Pearson, Paula Marie Louise Skidmore
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The home food environment is known to influence children's diet and selected health outcomes. However, similar research in adults is scarce. The home is arguably the most important food environment for New Zealand adults as the majority of food consumed is stored and prepared in the home. Therefore we investigated relationships between home food availability and nutrient intake in 50 year olds from Canterbury, New Zealand. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study where participants completed a home food inventory and a four-day estimated food diary...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429097/immunomodulatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-cinnamomum-verum-extracts-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-balb-c-mice
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Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Attya Bhatti, Muhammad Usman Ashraf, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Sidrah Anjum, Peter John
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cinnamomum verum (CV), also known as 'Dalchini', is the dry bark of the Cinnamomum verum (L.) plant, and has been used as a traditional Pakistani medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation in patients suffering from arthritic rheumatism. It contains alkaloids, triterpenes, Cinnamaldehyde and other volatile oils. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying biological effect of ethyl alcohol (EtOH) and methyl alcohol (MeOH) extracts from CV on collagen type-II induced arthritic (CIA) mice...
April 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428693/the-association-between-small-dense-low-density-lipoprotein-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-north-indian-patients
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Pravin K Goel, Fauzia Ashfaq, Roopali Khanna, V Ramesh, Chandra Mohan Pandey
Pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is multi-factorial and several conventional risk factors have been ascribed; LDL-C being one of the important risk factor. However Indian population studies with established CAD often show LDL levels within normal range in patients with proven CAD. We hypothesized that Small dense low density lipoprotein (sdLDL) being more atherogenic might correlate more strongly to the occurrence and severity of CAD. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between serum small dense LDL level and angiographically documented coronary artery disease...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428258/deletion-of-inositol-requiring-enzyme-1%C3%AE-in-podocytes-disrupts-glomerular-capillary-integrity-and-autophagy
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Daniel Robert Kaufman, Joan Papillon, Louise Larose, Takao Iwawaki, Andrey V Cybulsky
Inositol-requiring enzyme-1α (IRE1α) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-transmembrane endoribonuclease-kinase, which plays an essential function in extraembryonic tissues during normal development, and is activated during ER stress. To address the functional role of IRE1α in glomerular podocytes, we produced podocyte-specific IRE1α deletion mice. In male mice, deletion of IRE1α in podocytes resulted in albuminuria beginning at 5 months of age, and worsening with time. Electron microscopy revealed focal podocyte foot process effacement in 9-month old male IRE1α deletion mice, as well as microvillous transformation of podocyte plasma membranes...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428193/pd-l1-expression-in-melanoma-a-quantitative-immunohistochemical-antibody-comparison
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Joel C Sunshine, Peter Nguyen, Genevieve Kaunitz, Tricia Cottrell, Sneha Berry, Jessica Esandrio, Haiying Xu, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Karen R Bleich, Toby C Cornish, Evan J Lipson, Robert A Anders, Janis Taube
PD-L1 expression in the pre-treatment tumor microenvironment enriches for response to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively compare the performance of five monoclonal anti-PD-L1 antibodies used in recent landmark publications.  <br /><br />Experimental Design: PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed on thirty-four formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded archival melanoma samples using the 5H1, SP142, 28-8, 22C3 and SP263 clones.  The percentage of total cells (including melanocytes and immune cells) demonstrating cell surface PD-L1 staining, as well as intensity measurements/H-scores, were assessed for each melanoma specimen using a computer-assisted platform...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427905/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-practices-impact-of-the-2014-u-s-preventive-services-task-force-recommendations
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Evan J Zucker, Alexander S Misono, Anand M Prabhakar
PURPOSE: To assess changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound screening associated with the release of revised U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on June 24, 2014. METHODS: All AAA screening ultrasound examinations performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital radiology department in the 15 months before and after the new guidelines were retrospectively reviewed to assess changes in examination volume and appropriateness, demographics, aneurysm detection rate and size at diagnosis, frequency and type of incidental findings, and radiologist recommendations...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427396/demdata-the-austrian-czech-institutional-long-term-care-project-design-and-protocol-of-a-two-centre-cross-sectional-study
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Stefanie Auer, Elisabeth Linsmayer, Anna Beránková, Patrick Pascher, Bernadette Firlinger, Doris Prischl, Paulina Ratajczak, Edith Span, Iva Holmerova
BACKGROUND: The organization of long-term care is one of the main challenges of public health and health policies in Europe and worldwide, especially in terms of care concepts for people with dementia. In Austria and the Czech Republic the majority of elderly institutionalized persons with dementia are cared for in nursing homes. It is however unclear, how many persons living in nursing homes in Austria and in the Czech Republic are suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia. In addition, basic information on the nutritional status, the status of mobility and the medication prescription patterns are often missing...
April 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427372/protocol-for-evaluation-of-the-continuum-of-primary-care-in-the-case-of-a-miscarriage-in-the-emergency-room-a-mixed-method-study
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Francine de Montigny, Chantal Verdon, Diane Dubeau, Annie Devault, Martin St-André, Éric Tchouaket Nguemeleu, Carl Lacharité
BACKGROUND: In Quebec (Canada), nearly 20,000 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and the majority of the miscarriages are dealt with in an emergency unit. Although there are studies documenting the effects of this type of grief on mental health, men's experiences are much less discussed than those of women. Similarly, no study has evaluated best practices in terms of service continuity, from emergency care to community resources. The aim of this study is to better understand the relationships that exist between the organization of emergency room and primary care health services for women presenting with miscarriage, on the one hand, and the positions and experiences of women and men within these services, on the other...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427273/association-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-duration-with-systemic-inflammation-markers-in-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Laura Sinausía, Javier S Perona
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding duration has been associated with less low-grade inflammation in healthy adolescents, but there is scarce information regarding obese subjects. This study aimed to evaluate whether exclusive breastfeeding is related to serum concentrations of inflammatory markers in a population of Spanish adolescents. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was performed on 1,001 adolescents (13.2 ± 1.2 years) randomly recruited from schools in southeast Spain...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427032/social-cognition-in-bipolar-disorder-focus-on-emotional-intelligence
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C Varo, E Jimenez, B Solé, C M Bonnín, C Torrent, E Valls, I Morilla, G Lahera, A Martínez-Arán, E Vieta, M Reinares
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to characterize emotional intelligence (EI) variability in a sample of euthymic bipolar disorder (BD) patients through the Mayer- Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). METHOD: A total of 134 euthymic BD outpatients were recruited and divided into three groups according to the total Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ) score of the MSCEIT, following a statistical criterion of scores 1.5SDs above/below the normative group mean, as follows: a low performance (LP) group (EIQ <85), a normal performance (NP) group (85≤EIQ≤115), and a high performance (HP) group (EIQ >115)...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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