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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437767/building-integrated-agriculture-a-first-assessment-of-aerobiological-air-quality-in-rooftop-greenhouses-i-rtgs
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Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat, Rebeca Izquierdo, Jordina Belmonte, Juan Ignacio Montero, Pere Muñoz, Concepción De Linares, Joan Rieradevall
Building-integrated rooftop greenhouse (i-RTG) agriculture has intensified in recent years, due to the growing interest in the development of new agricultural spaces and in the promotion of food self-sufficiency in urban areas. This paper provides a first assessment of the indoor dynamics of bioaerosols in an i-RTG, with the aim of evaluating biological air quality in a tomato greenhouse near Barcelona. It evaluates the greenhouse workers' exposure to airborne pollen and fungal spores in order to prevent allergy problems associated with occupational tasks...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430945/effects-of-a-counselling-intervention-to-improve-contraception-in-deprived-neighbourhoods-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elia Díez, Maria J López, Marc Marí-Dell'Olmo, Laia Nebot, Gloria Pérez, Joan R Villalbi, Ramon Carreras
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a community-based counselling intervention to improve contraception use among immigrant and native residents in deprived neighbourhoods. : Randomized controlled trial. Women aged 14-49 years and men aged 14-39 years from two low-income neighbourhoods with high proportion of immigration in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) who had not undergone irreversible contraception and were not planning a pregnancy were recruited (2011-13). A culturally developed and theoretically based brief counselling intervention was delivered in community settings...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430660/screening-differential-circular-rna-expression-profiles-reveals-hsa_circ_0004018-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Liyun Fu, Ting Yao, Qingqing Chen, Xiaoyan Mo, Yaoren Hu, Junming Guo
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been emerged as an indispensable part of endogenous RNA network. However, the expression significance of circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rarely revealed. The aim of this study was to determine the circRNA expression profile in HCC, and to investigate their clinical significances and relevant mechanisms for cancer progression. The global circRNA expression profile in HCC was measured by circRNA microarray. Levels of one representative circRNAs, hsa_circ_0004018, were confirmed by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430597/systemic-inflammation-response-index-siri-predicts-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#4
Litao Xu, Shulin Yu, Liping Zhuang, Peng Wang, Yehua Shen, Junhua Lin, Zhiqiang Meng
The systemic inflammation response index (SIRI) is a useful tool for predicting prognosis in some types of cancer. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the efficacy of SIRI in predicting overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients following local or systemic therapy. A cutoff value of 1.05 was identified for SIRI using ROC analysis in a training patient cohort. In the validation cohort, survival analysis revealed that median overall survival was longer in HCC patients with SIRI scores < 1...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427829/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-hepatic-resection-versus-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-solitary-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Claire L Stevens, Andrew Awad, Saleh M Abbas, David A K Watters
BACKGROUND: Surgical techniques and pre-operative patient evaluation have improved since the initial development of the Barcelona clinic liver cancer staging system. The optimal treatment for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma ≥5 cm remains unclear. The aim of this study was to review the long-term survival outcomes of hepatic resection versus transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) for solitary large tumours. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE, Pubmed and the Cochrane database were searched for studies comparing resection with TACE for solitary HCC ≥5 cm...
April 17, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427083/cumulative-risk-of-breast-cancer-screening-outcomes-according-to-the-presence-of-previous-benign-breast-disease-and-family-history-of-breast-cancer-supporting-personalised-screening
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M Román, M J Quintana, J Ferrer, M Sala, X Castells
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the cumulative risk of false-positive screening results, screen-detected cancer, and interval breast cancer in mammography screening among women with and without a previous benign breast disease and a family history of breast cancer. METHODS: The cohort included 42 928 women first screened at the age of 50-51 years at three areas of the Spanish Screening Programme (Girona, and two areas in Barcelona) between 1996 and 2011, and followed up until December 2012...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425412/surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-reduces-mortality-an-inverse-probability-of-treatment-weighted-analysis
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Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Piyanat Chattieng, Jonggi Choi, Nutcha Pinchareon, Kessirin Thanapirom, Nopavut Geratikornsupuk
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting benefit of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance in reducing mortality is not well-established. The effect of HCC surveillance in reducing mortality was assessed by an inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-based analysis controlled for inherent bias and confounders in observational studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on 446 patients diagnosed with HCC between 2007 and 2013 at a major referral center...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422858/350-560%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-gelatin-sponge-particles-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-the-treatment-of-elderly-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-safety-and-efficacy
#8
Guang Sheng Zhao, Chuang Li, Ying Liu, Zhi Zhong Ren, Xiao Lin Yuan, Jun Zhou, Yue Wei Zhang, Ming Zhang
To retrospectively analyze the safety and efficacy of 350-560 μm gelatin sponge particles combined with single-chemotherapy drug transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (Gs-TACE) for the treatment of elderly hepatocellular carcinoma without surgical resection.Thirty elderly hepatocellular carcinoma patients without surgical resection, who received Gs-TACE in our hospital, were selected. Slowly injected gelatin sponge particles (350-560 μm)+ 10 mg lobaplatin injection into the regional embolization tumor target vessel...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419966/small-nucleolar-rna-aca11-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#9
Long Wu, Junying Zheng, Ping Chen, Quanyan Liu, Yufeng Yuan
Emerging evidence suggests that tumorigenesis involves dysregulation of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs). However, the role of small nucleolar RNA ACA11 (ACA11) in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unknown. Expression of ACA11 was measured using quantitative RT-PCR in 92 HCC specimens and 7 HCC cell lines. We found that ACA11 expression was significantly upregulated in HCC tissues and hepatoma cell lines. This upregulation of ACA11 in HCC tumors was significantly associated with histological grade, HBV infection, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage, portal vein tumor thrombus and poorer patient survival...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418940/assessment-of-the-albumin-bilirubin-albi-grade-as-a-prognostic-indicator-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-radioembolization
#10
Bin Gui, Ashley A Weiner, John Nosher, Shou-En Lu, Gretchen M Foltz, Omar Hasan, Seung K Kim, Vyacheslav Gendel, Naganathan B Mani, Darren R Carpizo, Nael E Saad, Timothy J Kennedy, Darryl A Zuckerman, Jeffrey R Olsen, Parag J Parikh, Salma K Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: As the utility of Child-Pugh (C-P) class is limited by the subjectivity of ascites and encephalopathy, we evaluated a previously established objective method, the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, as a prognosticator for yttrium-90 radioembolization (RE) treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 117 patients who received RE for HCC from 2 academic centers were reviewed and stratified by ALBI grade, C-P class, and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413102/-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-healthy-carrier-individuals-in-primary-care-in-barcelona-area
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Carles Llor, Albert Boada, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Elisabet Grenzner, Rosa Juvé, Jesús Almeda
INTRODUCTION: The information available on antibiotic resistance patterns are generally based on specimens from hospitalised individuals. This study was aimed at evaluating the antibiotic resistance rate of nasal carriage strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy individuals, in accordance with age and gender, attended in Primary Care Centres (PCC). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Seven PCC in the Barcelona area...
April 13, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411877/combined-resection-and-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-transarterial-embolization-for-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matching-study
#12
Wendell Espinosa, Yueh-Wei Liu, Chih-Chi Wang, Chih-Che Lin, Jing-Houng Wang, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chao-Hung Hung
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the outcomes of combined hepatic resection (HR) plus intraoperative radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and transarterial embolization (TAE) for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in case-controlled patient groups using the propensity score. METHODS: A total of 179 patients with multifocal HCC treated with HR plus RFA (n = 26) or TAE (n = 153) were retrospectively studied. All patients were classified as BCLC stage B and Child-Pugh class A...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410797/-infobarris-an-interactive-tool-to-monitor-and-disseminate-information-on-health-and-its-determinants-in-the-neighbourhoods-of-barcelona-spain
#13
Pere Llimona, Glòria Pérez, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Ana M Novoa, Albert Espelt, Patricia Garcia de Olalla, Carme Borrell
In order to know about the health of the population, it is necessary to perform a systematic and continuous analysis of their health status and social and economic health determinants. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of the Infobarris tool, which allows to visualize a wide battery of indicators and social determinants of health by neighbourhoods in the city of Barcelona (Spain). For the development of the Infobarris tool, we used an agile methodology that allows the development of a project in iterative and incremental stages, which are the following: selection of indicators, design of the prototype, development of the tool, data loading, and tool review and improvements...
April 11, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410796/-improving-diet-quality-in-children-through-a-new-nutritional-education-programme-infadimed
#14
Maria Del Mar Bibiloni, Jordi Fernández-Blanco, Noemí Pujol-Plana, Núria Martín-Galindo, Maria Mercè Fernández-Vallejo, Mariona Roca-Domingo, Juan Chamorro-Medina, Josep A Tur
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of a nutritional education programme developed by using available local resources to improve diet quality and decrease overweight and obesity prevalence among children. METHOD: A longitudinal intervention study by means of nutritional education (INFADIMED) in children (aged 3-7 years) from Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona, Spain), recruited from preschool centres and primary schools, with an intervention or INFADIMED group (n=319; 50...
April 11, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410211/hsa_circ_0005986-inhibits-carcinogenesis-by-acting-as-a-mir-129-5p-sponge-and-is-used-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Liyun Fu, Qingqing Chen, Ting Yao, Tianwen Li, Sheng Ying, Yaoren Hu, Junming Guo
Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a class of long-time-ignored noncoding RNA, have been revealed as multifunctional RNAs in recent years. However, the diagnostic values and the mechanism of most circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unknown. In this study, we revealed that the expression level of hsa_circ_0005986 in HCC was significantly lower than that in adjacent non-tumorous tissues (P < 0.001). Its levels in HCC cell lines, HepG2, SMMC7721, Huh7, MHCC97L, MHCC97H, and HCCLM3 were significantly lower than those in human normal hepatic cell line L02 (P < 0...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409413/impact-of-ammonium-nitrate-and-sodium-nitrate-on-tadpoles-of-alytes-obstetricans
#16
Núria Garriga, A Montori, G A Llorente
The presence of pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers negatively affect aquatic communities in general, and particularly amphibians in their larval phase, even though sensitivity to pollutants is highly variable among species. The Llobregat Delta (Barcelona, Spain) has experienced a decline of amphibian populations, possibly related to the reduction in water quality due to the high levels of farming activity, but also to habitat loss and alteration. We studied the effects of increasing ammonium nitrate and sodium nitrate levels on the survival and growth rate of Alytes obstetricans tadpoles under experimental conditions...
April 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408109/investigation-of-a-suspected-outbreak-of-lipoatrophia-semicircularis-in-children
#17
Cristina Rius, Eulalia Baselga, Jorge Tizón, Paulina Fuentes, Fania Zamantta Muñoz-Garza, Glòria Roigé, Xavier Llebaria, Joan A Caylà
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recent reports of outbreaks of lipoatrophia semicircularis (LS) in various countries have generated discussion regarding the potential role of the environmental characteristics of office workplaces in new buildings. The objective of this study was to investigate a suspected outbreak of LS among children in a public school in Barcelona, which generated tremendous alarm. METHODS: We performed an epidemiological assessment including descriptive and prevalence analyses, and an environmental investigation followed by a psychiatric assessment according to Small's criteria...
April 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408097/crisis-in-the-health-sector-impact-on-nurses-working-conditions
#18
Alberto Granero-Lázaro, Josep M Blanch-Ribas, Juan Francisco Roldán-Merino, Jordi Torralbas-Ortega, Ana María Escayola-Maranges
In a context of economic crisis and policies to reduce the public deficit, the budgets of the Catalan Health Institute (CHI) were cut by 15.33% between 2010 and 2014. OBJECTIVE: To assess the perceived impact on nurses' work conditions of measures to contain health spending. METHOD: The study design was descriptive and transversal. A sample of 1,760 nurses from the province of Barcelona answered a questionnaire on the perceived impact of health spending containment measures implemented in their workplace during the early years of the crisis...
April 10, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407686/tumor-stage-and-primary-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-at-a-large-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-real-world-study
#19
Jian-Hong Zhong, Ning-Fu Peng, Xue-Mei You, Liang Ma, Xiao Xiang, Yan-Yan Wang, Wen-Feng Gong, Fei-Xiang Wu, Bang-De Xiang, Le-Qun Li
The current clinical reality of tumor stages and primary treatments of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poorly understood. This study reviewed the distribution of tumor stages and primary treatment modalities among a large population of patients with primary HCC. Medical records of patients treated between January 2003 and October 2013 for primary HCC at our tertiary hospital in China were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 6241 patients were analyzed. The distribution of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages was as follows: stage 0/A, 28...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406546/role-of-hepatic-resection-in-patients-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-multicenter-study-from-japan
#20
Toshifumi Tada, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kunihiko Tsuji, Atsushi Hiraoka, Ei Itobayashi, Kazuhiro Nouso, Kazuya Kariyama, Toru Ishikawa, Masashi Hirooka, Yoichi Hiasa
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is recommended for patients with intermediate-stage (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) criteria B, BCLC-B) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, patients with BCLC-B HCC can differ in background factors related to hepatic function as well as tumor size and number. In the present study, we clarified the role of hepatic resection in patients with BCLC-B HCC. A total of 489 BCLC-B HCC patients with Child-Pugh class A disease initially treated with hepatic resection or TACE were included...
April 12, 2017: Cancer Science
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