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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430733/the-relationship-between-clinical-characteristics-including-presence-of-exposed-lesions-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-patients-with-psoriasis-analysis-from-the-nationwide-epidemiologic-study-for-psoriasis-in-korea-epi-psode-study
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S W Youn, J-H Lee, D Y Yu, Y Kim, B S Kim, S J Seo, Y B Choe, S-K Yun, J Park, N I Kim, C W Choi, J I Youn, S-J Lee, M-G Lee, K J Kim, C J Park, Y S Ro, H J Song, B S Shin, S K Ahn, J Y Lee, Y H Won, M S Jang, K H Kim, M H Kim, T Y Kim, J H Choi
BACKGROUND: Psychological aspect and quality of life should be considered in treating patients with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to ascertain which clinical characteristics including presence of exposed lesions are associated with impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with psoriasis. METHODS: The EPI-PSODE study was a nationwide, multicenter, cross-sectional study conducted in Korea that included 1,260 adult patients with psoriasis...
February 11, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317381/using-social-media-for-the-promotion-of-education-and-consultation-in-adolescents-who-have-undergone-kidney-transplant-protocol-for-a-randomized-control-trial
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Claudiana Pase, Andréia Dias Mathias, Clotilde Druck Garcia, Clarissa Garcia Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Falling ill represents a traumatic experience especially in adolescence, since in addition to the moments of ambiguity and contradictions that this period brings, there is coping with the disease. Renal transplantation provides a better quality of life but the dependence on dialysis is replaced by the greater responsibility of self-care. With advances in technology, contemporary communication methods are a strategic mechanism for the approximation of the adolescent and the multiprofessional team...
January 9, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305881/liver-carbohydrates-metabolism-a-new-islet-neogenesis-associated-protein-peptide-ingap-pp-target
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Hernán Gonzalo Villagarcía, Carolina Lisi Román, María Cecilia Castro, Luisa Arbeláez González, María Teresa Ronco, Daniel Eleazar Francés, María Laura Massa, Bárbara Maiztegui, Luis Emilio Flores, Juan José Gagliardino, Flavio Francini
Islet-Neogenesis Associated Protein-Pentadecapeptide (INGAP-PP) increases β-cell mass and enhances glucose and amino acids-induced insulin secretion. Our aim was to demonstrate its effect on liver metabolism. For that purpose, adult male Wistar rats were injected twice-daily (10 days) with saline solution or INGAP-PP (250 μg). Thereafter, serum glucose, triglyceride and insulin levels were measured and homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR) and hepatic insulin sensitivity (HIS) were determined. Liver glucokinase and glucose-6-phosphatase (G-6-Pase) expression and activity, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) expression, phosphofructokinase-2 (PFK-2) protein content, P-Akt/Akt and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (P-GSK3/GSK3) protein ratios and glycogen deposit were also determined...
January 3, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304778/inflammation-and-glucose-homeostasis-are-associated-with-specific-structural-features-among-adults-without-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Alina C Stout, Mary F Barbe, Charles B Eaton, Mamta Amin, Fatimah Al-Eid, Lori Lyn Price, Bing Lu, Grace H Lo, Ming Zhang, Jincheng Pang, Timothy E McAlindon, Jeffrey B Driban
BACKGROUND: Greater age and body mass index are strong risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA). Older and overweight individuals may be more susceptible to OA because these factors alter tissue turnover in menisci, articular cartilage, and bone via altered glucose homeostasis and inflammation. Understanding the role of inflammation and glucose homeostasis on structural features of early-stage OA may help identify therapeutic targets to delay or prevent the onset of OA among subsets of adults with these features...
January 5, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299789/hiv-related-healthcare-needs-and-access-barriers-for-brazilian-transgender-and-gender-diverse-people
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Angelo Brandelli Costa, Anna Martha Vaitses Fontanari, Ramiro Figueiredo Catelan, Karine Schwarz, Juliana Ledur Stucky, Heitor Tome da Rosa Filho, Paola Fagundes Pase, Daniel Augusto Mori Gagliotti, Alexandre Saadeh, Maria Inês Rodrigues Lobato, Henrique Caetano Nardi, Silvia Helena Koller
The aim of this study is to investigate HIV-related healthcare needs and access barriers for Brazilian transgender and gender diverse people. Data were collected from gender identity clinics and the questionnaire was also made available on the Internet. Out of the 543 participants-62.1% (n = 337) transgender women, 28.7 (n = 156) transgender men and 9.2% (n = 50) gender diverse people, 63.7% had been tested at least once in their lives. The prevalence of self-reported HIV-positive status among transgender women was 16...
January 3, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288178/pilot-for-the-australian-breast-device-registry-abdr-a-national-opt-out-clinical-quality-registry-for-breast-device-surgery
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Ingrid Hopper, Renee L Best, John J McNeil, Catherine M Mulvany, Colin C M Moore, Elisabeth Elder, Marie Pase, Rodney D Cooter, Sue M Evans
PURPOSE: To establish a pilot clinical quality registry (CQR) to monitor the quality of care and device performance for breast device surgery in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: All patients having breast device surgery from contributing hospitals in Australia. A literature review was performed which identified quality indicators for breast device surgery. FINDINGS TO DATE: A pilot CQR was established in 2011 to capture prospective data on breast device surgery...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209877/effects-of-fish-and-grape-seed-oils-as-core-of-haloperidol-loaded-nanocapsules-on-oral-dyskinesia-in-rats
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Dalila Moter Benvegnú, Katiane Roversi, Raquel Cristine Silva Barcelos, Fabíola Trevizol, Camila Simonetti Pase, Hecson Jesser Segat, Verônica Tironi Dias, Ana Luiza Savian, Bruna Lopes Piccoli, Jaqueline Piccolo, Carlos Severo Dutra-Filho, Tatiana Emanuelli, Cristiane de Bona da Silva, Ruy Carlos Ruver Beck, Marilise Escobar Burger
Haloperidol is a widely used antipsychotic, despite the severe motor side effects associated with its chronic use. This study was carried out to compare oral dyskinesia induced by different formulations of haloperidol-loaded nanocapsules containing caprylic/capric triglycerides, fish oil or grape seed oil (GSO) as core, as well as free haloperidol. Haloperidol-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules formulations were prepared, physicochemical characterized and administered (0.5 mg kg-1-ip) to rats for 28 days. Oral dyskinesia was evaluated acutely and subchronically and after that cell viability and free radical generation in cortex and substantia nigra...
December 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197532/vascular-risk-factor-burden-and-new-onset-depression-in-the-community
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Shayna Adams, Sarah Conner, Jayandra J Himali, Alexa Beiser, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri, Matthew P Pase
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiac events and stroke. We hypothesized that the vascular risk factor burden might itself predispose to both cardiovascular events and depression. Therefore, we examined whether aggregate scores of vascular risk factor burden were associated with the new-onset of depression in the community. We studied 2023 depression- and dementia-free Framingham Heart Study (Framingham, USA) Offspring participants who attended both examination cycles 7 (1998-2001) and 8 (2005-2008)...
November 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192470/the-stripp-questionnaire-screening-tool-for-rheumatologic-investigation-in-psoriatic-patients-as-a-new-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-early-psoriatic-arthritis
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Martina Burlando, Emanuele Cozzani, Irene Schiavetti, Stefano Cicchelli, Marco Repetto, Gianluca Rossotto, Enrico Scaparro, Aurora Parodi
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis in up to one third of psoriatic patients. Clinically it's characterized from an insidious onset. To help clinicians screen for PsA, several screening tools have been developed. The psoriatic arthritis screening and evaluation questionnaire (PASE) is one of the most used in the Psocare units. The sensibility of PASE is of 83% with a cut off of 47 or greater. The aim of our study is to create an Italian self-administered questionnaire, lighter than the PASE, able to identify patients who need a rheumatologic consultation...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178359/elevated-luteinizing-hormone-despite-normal-testosterone-levels-in-older-men-natural-history-risk-factors-and-clinical-features
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Robert J A H Eendebak, Tomas Ahern, Agnieszka Swiecicka, Stephen R Pye, Terence W O'Neill, Gyorgy Bartfai, Felipe F Casanueva, Mario Maggi, Gianni Forti, Aleksander Giwercman, Thang S Han, Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer, Michael E J Lean, Margus Punab, Neil Pendleton, Brian G Keevil, Dirk Vanderschueren, Martin K Rutter, Gindo Tampubolon, Royston Goodacre, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Frederick C W Wu
OBJECTIVE: Elevated luteinizing hormone (LH) with normal testosterone (T) suggests compensated dysregulation of the gonadal axis. We describe the natural history, risk factors and clinical parameters associated with the development of high LH (HLH, LH >9.4 U/L) in ageing men with normal T (T ≥ 10.5 nmol/L). DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a 4.3-year prospective observational study of 3369 community-dwelling European men aged 40-79 years...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164375/patient-reported-physical-activity-and-the-association-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Annette J van Nieuwenhuizen, Laurien M Buffart, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Lilly-Ann van der Velden, Martin Lacko, Johannes Brug, C René Leemans, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess patient-reported levels of physical activity (PA) and its associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) adjusted for important demographic, lifestyle-related, and clinical factors, among head and neck (HNC) survivors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 116 HNC survivors. PA was assessed with the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) and HRQoL with the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and EORTC-HN35. Associations were studied using univariable and multivariable regression analyses...
November 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134006/cecidonius-pampeanus-gen-et-sp-n-an-overlooked-and-rare-new-gall-inducing-micromoth-associated-with-schinus-in-southern-brazil-lepidoptera-cecidosidae
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Gilson R P Moreira, Rodrigo P Eltz, Ramoim B Pase, Gabriela T Silva, Sérgio A L Bordignon, Wolfram Mey, Gislene L Gonçalves
Galls induced by the larval stage of cecidosids (Lepidoptera: Cecidosidae) are complex, multi-trophic systems, still poorly studied. They may be associated with other insect feeding guilds, including inquilines, kleptoparasites, cecidophages, parasitoids, and predators. By causing death of the gall inducer early in life and altering the gall phenotype, inquilines may lead to misidentification of the true gall inducers. Here, we describe through light and scanning electron microscopy Cecidonius pampeanus, a new genus and species of cecidosid moth, from the Pampa biome, south Brazil...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029009/the-effect-of-physical-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-all-cause-mortality-in-hong-kong-chinese-older-people
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Zhihui Lu, Jean Woo, Timothy Kwok
Background: It is unclear whether physical activity (PA) could predict all-cause mortality independently of cardiorespiratory fitness, and there are relatively few studies evaluating the combined effect of PA and cardiorespiratory fitness on mortality. Methods: We invited 1,242 Chinese older adults aged 69 to 94 years from the MrOs and MsOs cohort (Hong Kong) study for a 7-year follow-up. PA was measured by the Physical Activity Scale of the Elderly (PASE). Cardiorespiratory fitness, expressed as maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), was assessed by performing symptom-limited maximal exercise testing on an electrically braked bicycle ergometer and 6-meter walk test...
September 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985325/home-based-telerehabilitation-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-heart-failure-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Palmira Bernocchi, Michele Vitacca, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Maurizio Volterrani, Tiziana Galli, Doriana Baratti, Mara Paneroni, Giuseppe Campolongo, Barbara Sposato, Simonetta Scalvini
Background: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) frequently coexist in older people, reducing patients' quality of life (QoL) and increasing morbidity and mortality. Objective: we studied the feasibility and efficacy of an integrated telerehabilitation home-based programme (Telereab-HBP), 4 months long, in patients with combined COPD and CHF. The primary outcome was exercise tolerance evaluated at the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
January 1, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980277/straightforward-protocol-for-gel-free-proteomic-analysis-of-adipose-tissue
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Yvonne Pasing, Armin Schniers, Terkel Hansen
After conducting systematic and quantitative comparisons of different sample preparation techniques regarding their capability to efficiently and reproducibly recover proteins from biopsies, we present here our superior protocol for extracting proteins from low amounts of adipose tissue. Adipose tissue as a matrix in bottom-up proteomics is challenging due to the extremely high lipid content.The lysis buffer utilized contains the detergent sodium deoxycholate, which does not impair the activity of trypsin and therefore enables direct digestion without detergent removal steps...
October 5, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972111/author-response-prolonged-sleep-duration-as-a-marker-of-early-neurodegeneration-predicting-incident-dementia
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Matthew P Pase, Andrew J Westwood, Alexa Beiser, Nikita Jain, Charles DeCarli, Jayandra J Himali, Sanford H Auerbach, Sudha Seshadri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972109/author-response-prolonged-sleep-duration-as-a-marker-of-early-neurodegeneration-predicting-incident-dementia
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Matthew P Pase, Sudha Seshadri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962167/effect-of-l-arginine-supplementation-on-the-hepatic-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-signaling-pathway-and-gluconeogenic-enzymes-in-early-intrauterine-growth-restricted-rats
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Kaiju Luo, Pingyang Chen, Suping Li, Wen Li, Mingfeng He, Tao Wang, Juncao Chen
The present study aimed to investigate the response of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway and gluconeogenic enzymes in intrauterine growth-restricted rats to dietary L-arginine (L-Arg) supplementation during the lactation period early in life. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a control group (CON), an intrauterine growth restriction group (IUGR) and an L-Arg group (LA). The pregnant rats in the CON group were fed a 21% protein diet, and those in the IUGR and LA groups were fed a 10% low protein diet, and all rats were fed a 21% protein diet after delivery...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917522/does-physical-activity-change-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-matched-case-control-study-evaluating-physical-activity-scale-for-the-elderly-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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T O Smith, M Mansfield, J Dainty, G Hilton, C J V Mann, C M Sackley
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether physical activity measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), changes during the initial 24 months post-total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR), and how this compares to a matched non-arthroplasty cohort. DESIGN: Case-controlled study analysis of a prospectively collected dataset. SETTING: USA community-based. PARTICIPANTS: 116 people post-THR, 105 people post-TKR compared to 663 people who had not undergone THR or TKR, or had hip or knee osteoarthritis...
September 13, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915820/item-response-modeling-a-psychometric-assessment-of-the-children-s-fruit-vegetable-water-and-physical-activity-self-efficacy-scales-among-chinese-children
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Jing-Jing Wang, Tzu-An Chen, Tom Baranowski, Patrick W C Lau
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of four self-efficacy scales (i.e., self-efficacy for fruit (FSE), vegetable (VSE), and water (WSE) intakes, and physical activity (PASE)) and to investigate their differences in item functioning across sex, age, and body weight status groups using item response modeling (IRM) and differential item functioning (DIF). METHODS: Four self-efficacy scales were administrated to 763 Hong Kong Chinese children (55...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
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