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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149271/rangatahi-t%C3%A5-rangatira-innovative-health-promotion-in-aotearoa-new-zealand
#1
Christina Severinsen, Angelique Reweti
Rangatahi Tū Rangatira (R2R) is a national health promotion programme in Aotearoa New Zealand which aims to promote cultural and physical wellbeing for rangatahi (young people) and their whānau (family). Grounded in tikanga Māori, the programme focuses on total wellbeing, leadership and cultural awareness providing rangatahi opportunities to increase their participation in physical activity and cultural knowledge through ngā taonga tākaro (Māori ancestral games). This paper focuses on an evaluation of this innovative health promotion programme focussing on the delivery of R2R by a local iwi provider in a rural area...
November 14, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145800/study-approach-and-field-work-procedures-of-the-mentdis_icf65-project-on-the-prevalence-of-mental-disorders-in-the-older-adult-european-population
#2
Jana Volkert, Martin Härter, Maria Christina Dehoust, Holger Schulz, Susanne Sehner, Anna Suling, Karl Wegscheider, Berta Ausín, Alessandra Canuto, Mike J Crawford, Chiara Da Ronch, Luigi Grassi, Yael Hershkovitz, Manuel Muñoz, Alan Quirk, Ora Rotenstein, Ana Belén Santos-Olmo, Arieh Y Shalev, Jens Strehle, Kerstin Weber, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Sylke Andreas
BACKGROUND: This study describes the study approach and field procedures of the MentDis_ICF65+ study, which aims to assess the prevalence of mental disorders in older adults. METHODS: An age-appropriate version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI65+) was developed and tested with regard to its feasibility and psychometric properties in a pre-test and pilot phase. In the cross-sectional survey an age-stratified, random sample of older adults (65-84 years) living in selected catchment areas of five European countries and Israel was recruited...
November 16, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144298/flood-forecasting-within-urban-drainage-systems-using-narx-neural-network
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Yves Abou Rjeily, Oras Abbas, Marwan Sadek, Isam Shahrour, Fadi Hage Chehade
Urbanization activity and climate change increase the runoff volumes, and consequently the surcharge of the urban drainage systems (UDS). In addition, age and structural failures of these utilities limit their capacities, and thus generate hydraulic operation shortages, leading to flooding events. The large increase in floods within urban areas requires rapid actions from the UDS operators. The proactivity in taking the appropriate actions is a key element in applying efficient management and flood mitigation...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133315/testosterone-in-advance-age-a-new-zealand-longitudinal-cohort-study-life-and-living-in-advanced-age-te-pu%C3%A4-waitanga-o-ng%C3%A4-tapuwae-kia-ora-tonu
#4
Martin J Connolly, Ngaire Kerse, Tim Wilkinson, Oliver Menzies, Anna Rolleston, Yih Harng Chong, Joanna B Broad, Simon A Moyes, Santosh Jatrana, Ruth Teh
OBJECTIVES: Serum testosterone (T) levels in men decline with age. Low T levels are associated with sarcopenia and frailty in men aged >80 years. T levels have not previously been directly associated with disability in older men. We explored associations between T levels, frailty and disability in a cohort of octogenarian men. SETTING: Data from all men from Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study in New Zealand, a longitudinal cohort study in community-dwelling older adults...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130886/au-nanowire-junction-breakup-through-surface-atom-diffusion
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Simon Vigonski, Ville Jansson, Sergei Vlassov, Boris Polyakov, Ekaterina Baibuz, Sven Oras, Alvo Aabloo, Flyura Djurabekova, Vahur Zadin
Metallic nanowires are known to break into shorter fragments due to the Rayleigh instability mechanism. This process is strongly accelerated at elevated temperatures and can completely hinder the functioning of nanowire-based devices like e.g. transparent conductive and flexible coatings. At the same time, the arranged gold nanodots have important applications in electrochemical sensors. In this paper we perform series of heating experiments of gold nanowires and nanowire junctions. We show that nanowires are especially prone to fragmentation around junctions and crossing points even at comparatively low temperatures...
November 13, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116549/transepithelial-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-with-higher-oxygen-availability-for-keratoconus-1-year-results
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Ling Sun, Meng Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Mi Tian, Tian Han, Jing Zhao, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of a new protocol for transepithelial accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking with higher oxygen availability for keratoconus treatment. METHODS: There were 26 patients (26 eyes) diagnosed with keratoconus enrolled in the study and treated with transepithelial accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking. The corneas were irradiated using UVA light for 5 min and 20 s with 45 mW/cm(2) irradiance and pulsed illumination (1:1)...
November 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104870/age-related-variations-of-rabbit-corneal-geometrical-and-clinical-biomechanical-parameters
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Haixia Zhang, Xiao Qin, Xiaomeng Cao, Di Zhang, Lin Li
Purpose: To study the variations in corneal clinical biomechanical parameters (CCBP) and corneal geometrical parameters of rabbit in relation to age. Methods: Rabbits aged 3, 7, 12, 18, and 24 months were enrolled. Each eye of the rabbits was tested with Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Pachymeter to obtain the intraocular pressure (IOP): Goldmann-correlated IOP (IOPg) and Corneal Compensated Intraocular Pressure (IOPcc); CCBP: Corneal Hysteresis (CH) and Corneal Resistance Factor (CRF); corneal geometric parameters: corneal curvature radius (CCR) and central corneal thickness (CCT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082808/an-overview-of-the-current-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-can-we-go-beyond-the-gold-recommendations
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Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Ermanno Puxeddu, Josuel Ora, Maria Gabriella Matera
Treatment recommendations are based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, only about 1 in 20 people meet the inclusion criteria for RCTs forming consensus guidelines in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Consequently, the one-size-fits-all approach focused merely on traditional symptoms and risk of exacerbations is inadequate to treat COPD. COPD needs a personalized medicine strategy because of the relevance of COPD heterogeneity for subject-based health risk assessment and stratification in the clinical arena...
November 3, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069471/serious-infusion-related-reaction-after-rituximab-abatacept-and-tocilizumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-registry-data
#9
Jean-Hugues Salmon, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Jacques Morel, Moustapha Dramé, Alain Cantagrel, Liana Euller Ziegler, Philippe Ravaud, Jean Sibilia, Isabelle Pane, Xavier Mariette, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg
Objective: The aim was to evaluate the incidence of serious infusion-related reactions (SIRRs) in RA treated by non-TNF-targeted biologics. Methods: We analysed data from three independent prospective registers, namely autoimmunity and rituximab, Orencia (abatacept) and RA (ORA) and Registry RoAcTEmra (tocilizumab), promoted by the French Society of Rheumatology and including patients with RA. SIRRs were defined by an occurrence during or within 24 h of an infusion and requiring discontinuation of treatment...
October 23, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063464/diverse-patterns-of-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-lupus-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Ora Shovman, Shalev Tamar, Howard Amital, Abdulla Watad, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The induction of autoantibodies is common following therapy with anti-TNF-α agents. However, anti-TNF-α-induced lupus (ATIL) is rare. We assessed the clinical characteristics of three patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who were treated with infliximab and developed distinct subsets of ATIL. Also, we searched for similar cases in the published literature. We describe three patients with ATIL. The first patient had a classical drug-induced lupus (DIL) presented by thrombocytopenia that resolved after infliximab discontinuation...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059411/clinical-and-laboratory-factors-associated-with-severe-dengue-a-case-control-study-of-hospitalized-children
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Mayumi Duarte Wakimoto, Luiz Antonio Bastos Camacho, Michelle Luiza Gonin, Patrícia Brasil
Background: More than half of the hospitalizations because of dengue in Brazil occurred in children <15 years of age in 2007 and 2008, an unexpected change in the epidemiological pattern. We sought to determine clinical and laboratory parameters associated with severity. Methods: A case-control study was conducted in three pediatric hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 233 laboratory-confirmed dengue patients were included: 69 cases and 164 controls. Specific clinical and laboratory factors were assessed using univariate and multivariate logistic regression models...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058638/use-of-social-network-analysis-methods-to-study-professional-advice-and-performance-among-healthcare-providers-a-systematic-review
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Kate Sabot, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Karl Blanchet, Bilal Avan, Joanna Schellenberg
BACKGROUND: Social network analysis quantifies and visualizes relationships between and among individuals or organizations. Applications in the health sector remain underutilized. This systematic review seeks to analyze what social network methods have been used to study professional communication and performance among healthcare providers. METHODS: Ten databases were searched from 1990 through April 2016, yielding 5970 articles screened for inclusion by two independent reviewers who extracted data and critically appraised each study...
October 23, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042426/relative-survival-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-how-do-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-fare-relative-to-the-general-population
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Glen P Martin, Matthew Sperrin, William Hulme, Peter F Ludman, Mark A de Belder, William D Toff, Oras Alabas, Neil E Moat, Sagar N Doshi, Iain Buchan, John E Deanfield, Chris P Gale, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is indicated for patients with aortic stenosis who are intermediate-high surgical risk. Although all-cause mortality rates after TAVI are established, survival attributable to the procedure is unclear because of competing causes of mortality. The aim was to report relative survival (RS) after TAVI, which accounts for background mortality risks in a matched general population. METHODS AND RESULTS: National cohort data (n=6420) from the 2007 to 2014 UK TAVI registry were matched by age, sex, and year to mortality rates for England and Wales (population, 57...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038362/cdc42-activation-couples-fluid-shear-stress-to-apical-endocytosis-in-proximal-tubule-cells
#14
Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Frédéric G Jean-Alphonse, Venkatesan Raghavan, Jennifer C McGarvey, Youssef Rbaibi, Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, Marcelo D Carattino, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the kidney proximal tubule (PT) respond to acute changes in glomerular filtration rate and the accompanying fluid shear stress (FSS) to regulate reabsorption of ions, glucose, and other filtered molecules and maintain glomerulotubular balance. Recently, we discovered that exposure of PT cells to FSS also stimulates an increase in apical endocytic capacity (Raghavan et al. PNAS, 111:8506-8511, 2014). We found that FSS triggered an increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) that required release of extracellular ATP and the presence of primary cilia...
October 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037903/novelties-in-the-field-of-autoimmunity-1-st-saint-petersburg-congress-of-autoimmunity-the-bridge-between-east-and-west
#15
REVIEW
Shani Dahan, Yahel Segal, Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Asaf Shemer, Dror Maymon, Yuri I Stroev, Polina A Sobolevskaya, Elena A Korneva, Miri Blank, Boris Bilburd, Ora Shovman, Howard Amital, Michael Ehrenfeld, Amir Tanay, Shay Kivity, Elon Pras, Joav Chapman, Jan Damoiseaux, Ricard Cervera, Chaim Putterman, Iziaslav Shapiro, Luc Mouthon, Roberto Periconne, Nicola Bizzaro, Omry Koren, Gabriela Riemekasten, Valeriy A Chereshnev, Vadim I Mazurov, Mark Goloviznin, Victor Gurevich, Leonid P Churilov, Yehuda Shoenfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032108/pregnancy-induced-changes-in-corneal-biomechanics-and-topography-are-thyroid-hormone-related
#16
David Tabibian, Begoña M de Tejada, Zisis Gatzioufas, Sabine Kling, Vanessa S Meiss, Marc-Olivier Boldi, Véronique Othenin-Girard, Antonina Chilin, Julien Lambiel, Florence Hoogewoud, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To identify biomechanical and topographic changes of the cornea during pregnancy and the postpartum period and its association to hormonal changes. DESIGN: Prospective single-center observational cohort study. METHODS: Participants were 24 pregnant women (48 eyes), monitored throughout pregnancy and after delivery. Biomechanical and topographic corneal properties were measured using the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) and a Scheimpflug imaging system (Pentacam HR) each trimester and 1 month after delivery...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031568/anxiety-disorders-in-old-age-psychiatric-comorbidities-quality-of-life-and-prevalence-according-to-age-gender-and-country
#17
Alessandra Canuto, Kerstin Weber, Marc Baertschi, Sylke Andreas, Jana Volkert, Maria Christina Dehoust, Susanne Sehner, Anna Suling, Karl Wegscheider, Berta Ausín, Mike J Crawford, Chiara Da Ronch, Luigi Grassi, Yael Hershkovitz, Manuel Muñoz, Alan Quirk, Ora Rotenstein, Ana Belén Santos-Olmo, Arieh Shalev, Jens Strehle, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Holger Schulz, Martin Härter
OBJECTIVES: Previous estimates of the prevalence of anxiety disorders in late life vary greatly due to the lack of reliable diagnostic tools. This MentDis_ICF65+ study assessed 12-month prevalence rates of anxiety disorders and age- and gender-related differences in comorbidities, as well as impact on quality of life. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional multicenter survey. PARTICIPANTS: The study sample comprised 3,142 men and women aged 65 to 84 years, living in five European countries and Israel...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020085/success-rates-in-smoking-cessation-psychological-preparation-plays-a-critical-role-and-interacts-with-other-factors-such-as-psychoactive-substances
#18
Bertrand Joly, Jean Perriot, Philippe d'Athis, Emmanuel Chazard, Georges Brousse, Catherine Quantin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the results of smoking cessation attempts. METHODS: Data were collected in Clermont-Ferrand from a smoking cessation clinic between 1999 and 2009 (1,361 patients). Smoking cessation was considered a success when patients were abstinent 6 months after the beginning of cessation. Multivariate logistic regression was used to investigate the association between abstinence and different factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985567/genetic-and-functional-drivers-of-diffuse-large-b%C3%A2-cell-lymphoma
#19
Anupama Reddy, Jenny Zhang, Nicholas S Davis, Andrea B Moffitt, Cassandra L Love, Alexander Waldrop, Sirpa Leppa, Annika Pasanen, Leo Meriranta, Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Peter Nørgaard, Mette Pedersen, Anne O Gang, Estrid Høgdall, Tayla B Heavican, Waseem Lone, Javeed Iqbal, Qiu Qin, Guojie Li, So Young Kim, Jane Healy, Kristy L Richards, Yuri Fedoriw, Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, Jean L Koff, Ashley D Staton, Christopher R Flowers, Ora Paltiel, Neta Goldschmidt, Maria Calaminici, Andrew Clear, John Gribben, Evelyn Nguyen, Magdalena B Czader, Sarah L Ondrejka, Angela Collie, Eric D Hsi, Eric Tse, Rex K H Au-Yeung, Yok-Lam Kwong, Gopesh Srivastava, William W L Choi, Andrew M Evens, Monika Pilichowska, Manju Sengar, Nishitha Reddy, Shaoying Li, Amy Chadburn, Leo I Gordon, Elaine S Jaffe, Shawn Levy, Rachel Rempel, Tiffany Tzeng, Lanie E Happ, Tushar Dave, Deepthi Rajagopalan, Jyotishka Datta, David B Dunson, Sandeep S Dave
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of blood cancer and is characterized by a striking degree of genetic and clinical heterogeneity. This heterogeneity poses a major barrier to understanding the genetic basis of the disease and its response to therapy. Here, we performed an integrative analysis of whole-exome sequencing and transcriptome sequencing in a cohort of 1,001 DLBCL patients to comprehensively define the landscape of 150 genetic drivers of the disease. We characterized the functional impact of these genes using an unbiased CRISPR screen of DLBCL cell lines to define oncogenes that promote cell growth...
October 5, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983803/evaluating-internal-and-ocular-residual-astigmatism-in-chinese-myopic-children
#20
Yanlin Liu, Yong Cheng, Yue Zhang, Lu Zhang, Mingwei Zhao, Kai Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the nature of internal astigmatism (IA) and ocular residual astigmatism (ORA) in Chinese myopic children and to identify factors that may influence IA and ORA. METHODS: A total of 206 eyes of 206 myopic children (97 boys and 109 girls; 10.95 ± 2.2 years) were enrolled in this cross sectional study. Total ocular astigmatism (TOA), anterior corneal astigmatism (ACA), posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA) and total corneal astigmatism (TCA) were measured directly using either a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor or a Pentacam...
November 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
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