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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722575/household-and-individual-risk-factors-for-cholera-among-cholera-vaccine-recipients-in-rural-haiti
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Wilfredo R Matias, Jessica E Teng, Isabelle J Hilaire, Jason B Harris, Molly F Franke, Louise C Ivers
Oral cholera vaccination was used as part of cholera control in Haiti, but the vaccine does not provide complete protection. We conducted secondary data analyses of a vaccine effectiveness study in Haiti to evaluate risk factors for cholera among cholera vaccine recipients. Individuals vaccinated against cholera that presented with acute watery diarrhea and had a stool sample positive for Vibrio cholerae O1 were included as cases. Up to four vaccinated individuals who did not present for treatment of diarrhea were included as controls for each case, and matched by location of residence, enrollment time, and age...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720343/exposure-to-ambient-dichloromethane-in-pregnancy-and-infancy-from-industrial-sources-and-childhood-cancers-in-california
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Andrew S Park, Beate Ritz, Chenxiao Ling, Myles Cockburn, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood cancers has been increasing and environmental exposure to air toxics has been suggested as a possible risk factor. This study aims to explore ambient exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride). METHODS: We frequency matched by birth year approximately 20 cancer-free controls identified from birth records to all childhood cancers ages 0-5 in the California Cancer Registry diagnosed from 1988 to 2012; i.e. 13,636 cases and a total of 270,673 controls...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720083/a-prolonged-community-wide-cholera-outbreak-associated-with-drinking-water-contaminated-by-sewage-in-kasese-district-western-uganda
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Benon Kwesiga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Joseph K B Matovu, Bao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: In May 2015, a cholera outbreak that had lasted 3 months and infected over 100 people was reported in Kasese District, Uganda, where multiple cholera outbreaks had occurred previously. We conducted an investigation to identify the mode of transmission to guide control measures. METHODS: We defined a suspected case as onset of acute watery diarrhoea from 1 February 2015 onwards in a Kasese resident. A confirmed case was a suspected case with Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor, serotype Inaba cultured from a stool sample...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719274/risk-factors-for-podoconiosis-kamwenge-district-western-uganda-september-2015
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Christine Kihembo, Ben Masiira, William Z Lali, Gabriel K Matwale, Joseph K B Matovu, Frank Kaharuza, Alex R Ario, Immaculate Nabukenya, Issa Makumbi, Monica Musenero, Bao-Ping Zhu, Miriam Nanyunja
AbstractPodoconiosis, a noninfectious elephantiasis, is a disabling neglected tropical disease. In August 2015, an elephantiasis case-cluster was reported in Kamwenge District, western Uganda. We investigated to identify the disease's nature and risk factors. We defined a suspected podoconiosis case as onset in a Kamwenge resident of bilateral asymmetrical lower limb swelling lasting ≥ 1 month, plus ≥ 1 of the following associated symptoms: skin itching, burning sensation, plantar edema, lymph ooze, prominent skin markings, rigid toes, or mossy papillomata...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717259/a-computerized-tutor-prototype-for-prostate-cryotherapy-key-building-blocks-and-system-evaluation
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Yoed Rabin, Kenji Shimada, Purva Joshi, Anjali Sehrawat, Robert Keelan, Dona M Wilfong, James T McCormick
This paper focuses on the evaluation of a prototype for a computer-based tutoring system for prostate cryosurgery, while reviewing its key building blocks and their benchmark performance. The tutoring system lists geometrical constraints of cryoprobe placement, displays a rendered shape of the prostate, simulates cryoprobe insertion, enables distance measurements, simulates the corresponding thermal history, and evaluates the mismatch between the target region shape and a pre-selected planning isotherm. The quality of trainee planning is measured in comparison with a computer-generated plan, created for each case study by a previously developed planning algorithm, known as bubble-packing...
January 28, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715497/risk-of-gestational-hypertension-preeclampsia-in-women-with-preceding-endometriosis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Mei-Lien Pan, Li-Ru Chen, Hsiao-Mei Tsao, Kuo-Hu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between preceding endometriosis and gestational hypertension-preeclampsia (GH-PE). METHODS: In this nationwide population-based longitudinal study, data from 1998-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database were used. We used ICD9-CM codes 617.X and 642.X respectively for the diagnoses of endometriosis and GH-PE, which were further confirmed by examining medical records of surgeries, blood pressure and urine protein to ensure the accuracy of the diagnoses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714553/lithium-in-drinking-water-and-the-incidence-of-bipolar-disorder-a-nation-wide-population-based-study
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Lars V Kessing, Thomas A Gerds, Nikoline N Knudsen, Lisbeth F Jørgensen, Søren M Kristiansen, Denitza Voutchkova, Vibeke Ernstsen, Jörg Schullehner, Birgitte Hansen, Per K Andersen, Annette K Ersbøll
OBJECTIVE: Animal data suggest that subtherapeutic doses, including micro doses, of lithium may influence mood, and lithium levels in drinking water have been found to correlate with the rate of suicide. It has never been investigated whether consumption of lithium may prevent the development of bipolar disorder (primary prophylaxis). In a nation-wide population-based study, we investigated whether long-term exposure to micro levels of lithium in drinking water correlates with the incidence of bipolar disorder in the general population, hypothesizing an inverse association in which higher long-term lithium exposure is associated with lower incidences of bipolar disorder...
July 17, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714544/otolaryngology-externships-and-the-match-productive-or-futile
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Carissa M Thomas, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The objectives of this study were to summarize externship experiences among recent graduates and current residents in otolaryngology residency programs and determine whether externships affect the match process. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: A survey was distributed to otolaryngology residents in allopathic US residency programs and otolaryngology graduates from the past 5 years (2011-2015). There were 2,141 surveys distributed...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713354/microbial-populations-of-stony-meteorites-substrate-controls-on-first-colonizers
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Alastair W Tait, Emma J Gagen, Siobhan A Wilson, Andrew G Tomkins, Gordon Southam
Finding fresh, sterilized rocks provides ecologists with a clean slate to test ideas about first colonization and the evolution of soils de novo. Lava has been used previously in first colonizer studies due to the sterilizing heat required for its formation. However, fresh lava typically falls upon older volcanic successions of similar chemistry and modal mineral abundance. Given enough time, this results in the development of similar microbial communities in the newly erupted lava due to a lack of contrast between the new and old substrates...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712313/compulsory-military-service-as-a-measure-of-later-physical-and-cognitive-performance-in-male-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Ritva Ahomäki, Arja Harila-Saari, Kai Parkkola, Jaakko Matomäki, Päivi M Lähteenmäki
BACKGROUND: Compromised physical fitness and cognitive difficulties have been reported as late effects of cancer treatment during childhood. To assess this issue, the military rankings of cancer survivors in medical checkups at call-up, and conscripts' physical and cognitive performance during the first weeks of compulsory military education were compared to those of matched population controls without a history of cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1680 male patients born between 1960 and 1992 with a malignancy diagnosed before the age of 16 who were alive at the call-up age (18 years) were identified using the Finnish Cancer Registry, and five age, sex and place of residence matched controls for each patient using the Population Register Centre...
July 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710217/causes-of-death-in-patients-with-itai-itai-disease-suffering-from-severe-chronic-cadmium-poisoning-a-nested-case-control-analysis-of-a-follow-up-study-in-japan
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Muneko Nishijo, Hideaki Nakagawa, Yasushi Suwazono, Kazuhiro Nogawa, Teruhiko Kido
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the causes of deaths among patients with Itai-itai disease and severe cadmium (Cd) poisoning. DESIGN: Nested case-control analysis of a population-based cohort study. SETTING: Database of patients with Itai-itai disease and residents of Cd-polluted areas, maintained by the Ministry of Environment, Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects included 142 women with Itai-itai disease, 111 women with Cd-induced renal tubular dysfunction and 253 controls matched for sex, age and occupation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710095/acute-coronary-syndrome-in-new-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-nationwide-cohort-study-of-time-trends-in-risks-and-excess-risks
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Marie Holmqvist, Lotta Ljung, Johan Askling
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and other cardiovascular diseases are the main drivers of the increased morbidity and preterm mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACS in RA has been linked to inflammation and RA severity. During recent years and with new therapeutic options and treat-to-target strategies, increasing efforts have been made to reach RA remission as soon as possible after diagnosis, and the average level of RA disease activity has declined. Whether this has resulted in declining excess risks for RA comorbidities remains unclear...
July 14, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709781/radiology-resident-supply-and-demand-a%C3%A2-regional-perspective
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Cory M Pfeifer
PURPOSE: Radiology was subject to crippling deficits in the number of jobs available to graduates of training programs from 2012 through 2015. As the specialty transitions to the assimilation of osteopathic training programs and the welcoming of direct competition from new integrated interventional radiology programs, the assessment of growth in radiology training positions over the 10 years preceding this pivotal time will serve to characterize the genesis of the crisis while inspiring stakeholders to avoid similar negative fluctuations in the future...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709405/rehabilitation-access-and-effectiveness-for-persons-with-back-pain-the-protocol-of-a-cohort-study-rehab-bp-drks00011554
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Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser, Wilfried Mau
BACKGROUND: Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitation to improve work ability and prevent disability pensions in Germany. However, over half of the persons granted a disability pension have never used a medical rehabilitation service. Furthermore, evidence on the effects of medical rehabilitation in Germany is inconclusive...
July 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707864/oxidative-stress-antioxidants-and-lipid-profile-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-individuals-with-coronary-heart-disease-is-there-a-link-with-periodontal-health
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Natheer H Al-Rawi, Alaa M Shahid
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stresses and dyslipidemia are an important risk factor in the development of coronary atherosclerotic complications like angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between the salivary lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and the periodontal health status of patients with acute coronary heart disease. METHODS: Forty s who had experienced a recent attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction and another 40 noncardiac patients matched for age, sex and residence (control) were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704716/transcriptional-consequences-of-xpa-disruption-in-human-cell-lines
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Mandira Manandhar, Megan G Lowery, Karen S Boulware, Kevin H Lin, Yue Lu, Richard D Wood
Nucleotide excision repair (NER) in mammalian cells requires the xeroderma pigmentosum group A protein (XPA) as a core factor. Remarkably, XPA and other NER proteins have been detected by chromatin immunoprecipitation at some active promoters, and NER deficiency is reported to influence the activated transcription of selected genes. However, the global influence of XPA on transcription in human cells has not been determined. We analyzed the human transcriptome by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). We first confirmed that XPA is confined to the cell nucleus even in the absence of external DNA damage, in contrast to previous reports that XPA is normally resident in the cytoplasm and is imported following DNA damage...
June 29, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704326/single-marital-status-and-infectious-mortality-in-women-with-cervical-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Hiroko Machida, Sarah E Eckhardt, Castaneda Antonio, Erin A Blake, Huyen Q Pham, Lynda D Roman, Koji Matsuo
OBJECTIVE: Unmarried status including single marital status is associated with increased mortality in women bearing malignancy. Infectious disease weights a significant proportion of mortality in patients with malignancy. Here, we examined an association of single marital status and infectious mortality in cervical cancer. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study examining 86,555 women with invasive cervical cancer identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program between 1973 and 2013...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701289/chronic-pm2-5-exposure-and-risk-of-infant-bronchiolitis-and-otitis-media-clinical-encounters
#18
Mariam S Girguis, Matthew J Strickland, Xuefei Hu, Yang Liu, Howard H Chang, Candice Belanoff, Scott M Bartell, Verónica M Vieira
Chronic particulate matter less than 2.5μm in diameter (PM2.5) exposure can leave infants more susceptible to illness. Our objective is to estimate associations of the chronic PM2.5 exposure with infant bronchiolitis and otitis media (OM) clinical encounters. We obtained all first time bronchiolitis (n=18,029) and OM (n=40,042) clinical encounters among children less than 12 and 36 months of age, respectively, diagnosed from 2001 to 2009 and two controls per case matched on birthdate and gestational age from the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal data linkage system in Massachusetts...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701216/the-effect-of-ambient-temperature-on-type-2-diabetes-case-crossover-analysis-of-4-million-gp-consultations-across-england
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S Hajat, A Haines, C Sarran, A Sharma, C Bates, L E Fleming
BACKGROUND: Given the double jeopardy of global increases in rates of obesity and climate change, it is increasingly important to recognise the dangers posed to diabetic patients during periods of extreme weather. We aimed to characterise the associations between ambient temperature and general medical practitioner consultations made by a cohort of type-2 diabetic patients. Evidence on the effects of temperature variation in the primary care setting is currently limited. METHODS: Case-crossover analysis of 4,474,943 consultations in England during 2012-2014, linked to localised temperature at place of residence for each patient...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701089/increased-risk-of-herpes-zoster-in-patients-with-coeliac-disease-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jonas F Ludvigsson, Rok Seon Choung, Eric V Marietta, Joseph A Murray, Louise Emilsson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Clinical experience suggests that patients with coeliac disease (CD) are more prone to develop herpes zoster (HZ), but robust studies are lacking. METHODS: We identified 29,064 patients with CD 1969-2008 using biopsy report data from Sweden's 28 pathology departments. CD was equalled to villous atrophy (Marsh histopathology grade III). Each patient was matched on age, sex, calendar year and county of residence to up to five reference individuals ( n=144,342) from the general population...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
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