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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647466/incidence-indications-and-predicting-factors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-retrospective-study
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Mathieu Becker, Hugues Blangy, Thierry Folliguet, Thibault Villemin, Luc Freysz, Amandine Luc, Pablo Maureira, Batric Popovic, Arnaud Olivier, Nicolas Sadoul
BACKGROUND: As the number of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures is constantly increasing, it is important to consider common complications, such as pacemaker (PM) implantation, and their specific risk factors. AIMS: Echocardiographic, computed tomography and electrocardiographic data were analysed to determine the predicting factors, if any, associated with PM implantation. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients referred to Nancy University Hospital for a TAVI procedure from January 2013 to December 2015...
June 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647258/influence-of-haze-pollution-on-water-soluble-chemical-species-in-pm2-5-and-size-resolved-particles-at-an-urban-site-during-fall
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Geun-Hye Yu, Yan Zhang, Sung-Yong Cho, Seungshik Park
To investigate the influence of haze on the chemical composition and formation processes of ambient aerosol particles, PM2.5 and size-segregated aerosol particles were collected daily during fall at an urban site of Gwangju, Korea. During the study period, the total concentration of secondary ionic species (SIS) contributed an average of 43.9% to the PM2.5, whereas the contribution of SIS to the PM2.5 during the haze period was 62.3%. The NO3(-) and SO4(2-) concentrations in PM2.5 during the haze period were highly elevated, being 13...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647234/local-pm10-and-pm2-5-emission-inventories-from-agricultural-tillage-and-harvest-in-northeastern-china
#3
Weiwei Chen, Daniel Q Tong, Shichun Zhang, Xuelei Zhang, Hongmei Zhao
Mineral particles or particulate matters (PMs) emitted during agricultural activities are major recurring sources of atmospheric aerosol loading. However, precise PM inventory from agricultural tillage and harvest in agricultural regions is challenged by infrequent local emission factor (EF) measurements. To understand PM emissions from these practices in northeastern China, we measured EFs of PM10 and PM2.5 from three field operations (i.e., tilling, planting and harvesting) in major crop production (i.e., corn and soybean), using portable real-time PM analyzers and weather station data...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645332/effects-of-air-pollution-and-seasons-on-health-related-quality-of-life-of-mongolian-adults-living-in-ulaanbaatar-cross-sectional-studies
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Motoyuki Nakao, Keiko Yamauchi, Yoko Ishihara, Hisamitsu Omori, Dashtseren Ichinnorov, Bandi Solongo
BACKGROUND: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is known as severely air-polluted city in the world due to increased coal consumption in the cold season. The health effects of air pollution in Mongolia such as mortality, morbidity and symptoms have been previously reported. However, the concept of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL), which refers to the individual's perception of well-being, should also be included as an adverse health outcome of air pollution. METHODS: Surveys on the Mongolian people living in Ulaanbaatar were performed in the warm and cold seasons...
June 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644770/the-impact-of-photovoltaic-pv-installations-on-downwind-particulate-matter-concentrations-results-from-field-observations-at-a-550-mwac-utility-scale-pv-plant
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Dwarakanath Ravikumar, Parikhit Sinha
With utility-scale photovoltaic(PV) projects increasingly developed in dry and dust-prone geographies with high solar insolation, there is a critical need to analyze the impacts of PV installations on the resulting particulate-matter(PM) concentrations which have environmental and health impacts. This study is the first to quantify the impact of a utility-scale PV plant on PM concentrations downwind of the project site. Background, construction and post-construction PM2.5 and PM10 concentration data are collected from four beta attenuation monitor(BAM) stations over 3 years...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636977/long-term-trend-of-o3-in-a-mega-city-shanghai-china-characteristics-causes-and-interactions-with-precursors
#6
Wei Gao, Xuexi Tie, Jianming Xu, Rujin Huang, Xiaoqing Mao, Guangqiang Zhou, Luyu Chang
In recent years, ozone (O3) is often the major pollutant during summertime in China. In order to better understand this problem, a long-term measurement of ozone (from 2006 to 2015) and its precursors (NOx and VOCs) as well as the photochemical parameter (UV radiation) in a mega city of China (Shanghai) is analyzed. The focus of this study is to investigate the trend of O3 and the causes of the O3 trend in large cities in China. In order to understand the relationship between the O3 precursors and O3 formation, two distinguished different sites of measurements are selected in the study, including an urbanization site (XJH-Xujiahui) and a remote site (DT-Dongtan)...
June 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636497/size-segregated-particulate-matter-and-its-association-with-respiratory-deposition-doses-among-outdoor-exercisers-in-dhanbad-city-india
#7
Sunil Kumar Gupta, Suresh Pandian Elumalai
Regular exercise improves physiological processes and yields positive health outcomes. However, it is relatively less known that PM exposure during outdoor exercises may increase several respiratory health problems depending on PM levels. In this study, the respiratory deposition doses (RDDs) in head airway (HD), tracheobronchial (TB) and alveolar (AL) regions of various PM size fractions (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1) were estimated in healthy males and females exercisers in urban outdoor and within house premise. The highest RDDs were found for PM during morning hour in winter compared to remaining periods...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635552/temporal-variation-of-fine-and-coarse-particulate-matter-sources-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
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Chris C Lim, George D Thurston, Magdy Shamy, Mansour Alghamdi, Mamdouh Khoder, Abdullah M Mohorjy, Abdulrahman K Alkhalaf, Jason Brocato, Lung Chi Chen, Max Costa
This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of the seasonal variations and weekday/weekend differences in fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM2.5-10) particulate matter mass concentrations, elemental constituents, and potential source origins in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Air quality samples were collected over one year, from June 2011 to May 2012 at a frequency of three times per week, and analyzed. The average mass concentrations of PM2.5 (21.9 μg/m(3)) and PM10 (107.8 μg/m(3)) during the sampling period exceeded the recommended annual average levels by the World Health Organization (WHO) for PM2...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634632/can-a-virtual-reality-surgical-simulation-training-provide-a-self-driven-and-mentor-free-skills-learning-investigation-of-the-practical-influence-of-the-performance-metrics-from-the-virtual-reality-robotic-surgery-simulator-on-the-skill-learning-and-associated
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Gyusung I Lee, Mija R Lee
BACKGROUND: While it is often claimed that virtual reality (VR) training system can offer self-directed and mentor-free skill learning using the system's performance metrics (PM), no studies have yet provided evidence-based confirmation. This experimental study investigated what extent to which trainees achieved their self-learning with a current VR simulator and whether additional mentoring improved skill learning, skill transfer and cognitive workloads in robotic surgery simulation training...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633093/fracture-resistance-of-ceramic-and-polymer-based-occlusal-veneer-restorations
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Majed Al-Akhali, Mohamed Sad Chaar, Adham Elsayed, Abdulaziz Samran, Matthias Kern
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of thermodynamic loading on the durability and fracture resistance behavior of occlusal veneers fabricated from different biomedical dental CAD/CAM materials. METHODS: The occlusal surfaces of 64 extracted premolars were prepared in the enamel layer and restored with occlusal veneers with a fissure/cusp thickness of 0.5/0.8mm made from four different dental CAD/CAM materials: group LD lithium disilicate (e...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632726/infradiaphragmatic-irradiation-and-high-procarbazine-doses-increase-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors
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Anna M van Eggermond, Michael Schaapveld, Cécile Pm Janus, Jan Paul de Boer, Augustinus Dg Krol, Josée M Zijlstra, Richard Wm van der Maazen, Leontien C Kremer, Monique E van Leerdam, Marieke Wj Louwman, Otto Visser, Marie L De Bruin, Berthe Mp Aleman, Flora E van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors are at increased risk of second malignancies, but few studies have assessed colorectal cancer (CRC) risk after HL treatment. We assessed long-term, subsite-specific CRC risk associated with specific radiation fields and chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: In a Dutch cohort of 3121 5-year HL survivors treated between 1965 and 1995, subsite-specific CRC incidence was compared with general population rates. Treatment effects were quantified by Cox regression analyses...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628138/-effects-of-exposure-to-ambient-particulate-matter-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-the-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#12
Y Zhang, X M Song, Q Zhao, T Wang, L J Li, J Chen, H B Xu, B B Liu, X Y Sun, B He, W Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on systemic oxidative stress biomarkers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. METHODS: A panel of forty-five diagnosed and stable COPD patients, whose residences were within 5 kilometers from Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC), were recruited and followed up twice between November 2014 and May 2015. The lung function index percentage of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) to predicted value (FEV1%pred), was measured to reflect the severity of COPD patients...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616567/cyp2c19-variants-and-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acids-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Tomonori Akasaka, Daisuke Sueta, Yuichiro Arima, Noriaki Tabata, Seiji Takashio, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Ayami Kajiwara, Kazunori Morita, Kentaro Oniki, Junji Saruwatari, Kazuko Nakagawa, Seiji Hokimoto
BACKGROUND: Categorization as a cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 poor metabolizer (PM) is reported to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are metabolites of arachidonic acid by CYP2C19 epoxygenases and anti-inflammatory properties, especially in microvascular tissues. We examined the impact of CYP2C19 polymorphisms and EETs on the patients with microvascular angina (MVA) caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined CYP2C19 genotypes in patients with MVA (n = 81)...
June 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613843/highly-elevated-levels-and-particle-size-distributions-of-environmentally-persistent-free-radicals-in-haze-associated-atmosphere
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Li Li Yang, Guorui Liu, Minghui Zheng, Rong Jin, Qingqing Zhu, Yuyang Zhao, Xiaolin Wu, Yang Xu
Levels and particle-size distributions of environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) in haze-associated atmospheric particulate matter (PM) have not been highlighted, even though they may enter the human body along with PM and adversely affect human health. This study quantified the levels of EPFRs in airborne PM with different aerodynamic diameters (dae) using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. EPR spectra showed a single, unstructured signal from persistent semiquinone radicals. The average concentration of EPFRs in the airborne PM during haze events was 2...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607939/the-role-of-the-peripheral-passive-rotation-stabilizers-of-the-knee-with-intact-collateral-and-cruciate-ligaments-a-biomechanical-study
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Alexander R Vap, Jason M Schon, Gilbert Moatshe, Raphael S Cruz, Alex W Brady, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients have clinical internal and/or external knee rotational instability despite no apparent injury to the cruciate or collateral ligaments. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of sequentially cutting the posterolateral, anterolateral, posteromedial, and anteromedial structures of the knee on rotational stability in the setting of intact cruciate and collateral ligaments. It was hypothesized that cutting of the iliotibial band (ITB), anterolateral ligament and lateral capsule (ALL/LC), posterior oblique ligament (POL), and posteromedial capsule (PMC) would significantly increase internal rotation, while sectioning of the anteromedial capsule (AMC) and the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligament (PLT/PFL) would lead to a significant increase in external knee rotation...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606837/where-are-the-women-the-underrepresentation-of-women-physicians-among-recognition-award-recipients-from-medical-specialty-societies
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Julie K Silver, Chloe S Slocum, Anna M Bank, Saurabha Bhatnagar, Cheri A Blauwet, Julie A Poorman, Amparo Villablanca, Sareh Parangi
Membership in medical societies is associated with a number of benefits to members that may include professional education, opportunities to present research, scientific and/or leadership training, networking and others. In this perspective article, the authors address the value that medical specialty society membership and inclusion have in the development of an academic physician's career and how underrepresentation of women may pose barriers to their career advancement. Because society membership itself is not likely sufficient to support the advancement of academic physicians, this report focuses on one key component of advancement that can also be used as a measure of inclusion in society activities-the representation of women physicians among recipients of recognition awards...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603552/problem-management-plus-pm-in-the-management-of-common-mental-disorders-in-a-specialized-mental-healthcare-facility-in-pakistan-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman, Fareed Aslam Minhas
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, psychological intervention program delivered by trained non-specialist that addresses common mental disorders. The objectives of this study are to evaluate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of PM+ in a specialized mental health care facility in Pakistan. METHODS: A single blind individual randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be carried out in the outpatient department of a specialized mental healthcare facility in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601662/inhibition-of-mir-32-activity-promoted-emt-induced-by-pm2-5-exposure-through-the-modulation-of-the-smad1-mediated-signaling-pathways-in-lung-cancer-cells
#18
Dan Yang, Mingyue Ma, Weiqiang Zhou, Biao Yang, Chunling Xiao
Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial morphological event during tumor progression. The present study reported that EMT could be triggered by airborne fine particulate matter (PM) with a mean diameter of less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) in human lung cancer cells. We also aimed to elucidate the possible mechanisms of these processes. The results showed that treatment with PM2.5 promoted the activity of the SMAD family member 1 (Smad1)-mediated signaling pathway and downregulated the expression of the inhibitory Smad proteins Smad6 and Smad7 in lung cancer cells...
May 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601153/equine-chorionic-gonadotropin-increases-fertility-of-grazing-dairy-cows-that-receive-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-in-the-early-but-not-later-postpartum-period
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Alexandre B Prata, Guilherme C S Pontes, Pedro Leopoldo J Monteiro, Jéssica N Drum, Milo C Wiltbank, Roberto Sartori
This study evaluated effects of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) on fertility of 679 crossbred (Bos taurus x Bos indicus) lactating grazing cows synchronized for fixed-time AI (FTAI). At a random day of the estrous cycle cows received an intravaginal progesterone (P4) implant, 2 mg estradiol benzoate (EB) and 100 μg gonadorelin (D0-AM). On D7-AM, cows received 0.5 mg sodium cloprostenol and were randomly assigned into two treatments: eCG (n = 340; 400 IU eCG on D7), or Control (n = 339; no eCG). On D8-PM, P4 implants were removed and cows received 0...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600978/long-term-effects-of-total-and-source-specific-particulate-air-pollution-on-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-gothenburg-sweden
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Leo Stockfelt, Eva M Andersson, Peter Molnár, Lars Gidhagen, David Segersson, Annika Rosengren, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Long-term exposure to air pollution increases cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, but it is not clear which components of air pollution are the most harmful, nor which time window of exposure is most relevant. Further studies at low exposure levels have also been called for. We analyzed two Swedish cohorts to investigate the effects of total and source-specific particulate matter (PM) on incident cardiovascular disease for different time windows of exposure. METHODS: Two cohorts initially recruited to study predictors of cardiovascular disease (the PPS cohort and the GOT-MONICA cohort) were followed from 1990 to 2011...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Research
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