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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906154/-factors-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-schoolchildren-from-8-to-9-years-old-barcelona-spain
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Francesca Sánchez-Martínez, Peter Torres Capcha, Gemma Serral Cano, Sara Valmayor Safont, Conxa Castell Abat, Carles Ariza Cardenal
OBJECTIVE: Childhood overweight and obesity have increased progressively in the last decades, especially in countries of Southern Europe. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of overweight, obesity and its determinants in schoolchildren between 8-9 years old from Barcelona. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 3,262 schoolchildren in 2011. Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated following the criteria established by the World Health Organization (z-scores)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900466/overview-of-the-impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Josep Montserrat-Capdevila, Pere Godoy, Josep Ramon Marsal, Ferran Barbé, Josep Pifarré, Miquel Alsedà, Marta Ortega
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common entities in patients diagnosed with COPD. However, the impact that they have on the exacerbation of illness is scarcely studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the presence of anxiety and depression is associated with a greater risk of frequent exacerbation (≥2 per year) in patients diagnosed with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort study that analysed frequent exacerbation and associated factors in 512 patients monitored during 2 years...
November 29, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898574/factors-associated-with-primary-care-physician-knowledge-of-the-recommended-regimen-for-treating-gonorrhea
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Marta Bornstein, Faruque Ahmed, Roxanne Barrow, Jami Fraze Risley, Sheena Simmons, Kimberly A Workowski
BACKGROUND: The recommended regimen for treating uncomplicated gonorrhea has changed over time, due to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. We assessed physician knowledge of the recommendation for treating uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea in adolescents and adults using ceftriaxone and azithromycin dual therapy. METHODS: We analyzed DocStyles 2015 survey data from 1357 primary care physicians practicing for at least 3 years who provided screening, diagnosis, or treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to one or more patients in an average month...
November 28, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895051/metabolism-and-antioxidant-defense-in-the-larval-chironomid-tanytarsus-minutipalpus-adjustments-to-diel-variations-in-the-extreme-conditions-of-lake-magadi
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Lucas F Bianchini, Chris M Wood, Harold L Bergman, Ora E Johannsson, Pierre Laurent, Claudine Chevalier, Mosiany L Kisipan, Geraldine D Kavembe, Michael B Papah, Kevin V Brix, Gudrun De Boeck, John N Maina, Rodi O Ojoo, Adalto Bianchini
Insect larvae are reported to be a major component of the simple but highly productive trophic web found in Lake Magadi (Kenya, Africa), which is considered to be one of the most extreme aquatic environments on Earth. Previous studies show that fish must display biochemical and physiological adjustments to thrive under the extreme conditions of the lake. However, information for invertebrates is lacking. In the present study, the occurrence of the larval chironomid Tanytarsus minutipalpus is reported in Lake Magadi for the first time...
November 28, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878217/factors-associated-with-young-adults-knowledge-regarding-family-history-of-stroke
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Maria Jose Melo Ramos Lima, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira, Raquel Sampaio Florêncio, Predro Braga
Objective: to analyze the factors associated with young adults' knowledge regarding family history of stroke. Method: an analytical transversal study, with 579 young adults from state schools, with collection of sociodemographic, clinical and risk factor-related variables, analyzed using logistic regression (backward elimination). Results: a statistical association was detected between age, civil status, and classification of arterial blood pressure and abdominal circumference with knowledge of family history of stroke...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869278/cellular-delivery-of-enzyme-loaded-dna-origami
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Ari Ora, Erika Järvihaavisto, Hongbo Zhang, Henni Auvinen, Hélder A Santos, Mauri A Kostiainen, Veikko Linko
In this communication, we show that active enzymes can be delivered into HEK293 cells in vitro when they are attached to tubular DNA origami nanostructures. We use bioluminescent enzymes as a cargo and monitor their activity from a cell lysate. The results show that the enzymes stay intact and retain their activity in the transfection process. The method is highly modular, which makes it a compelling candidate for a great variety of delivery applications.
December 1, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869243/personal-risk-factors-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-female-visual-display-unit-workers
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Matteo Riccò, Silvia Cattani, Carlo Signorelli
OBJECTIVES: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome, which since the beginning of the seventies has been linked to the keyboard and visual display unit (VDU). The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and personal factors associated with CTS in female VDU workers in Italy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participants in this study were female adult subjects, working ≥ 20 h/week (N = 631, mean age 38.14±7.81 years, mean working age 12...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863469/changes-in-intraocular-pressure-values-measured-with-noncontact-tonometer-nct-ocular-response-analyzer-ora-and-corvis-scheimpflug-technology-tonometer-cst-in-the-early-phase-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
#8
Yang Shen, Xiangjian Su, Xiu Liu, Huamao Miao, Xuejun Fang, Xingtao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Corneal biomechanical properties are always compromised after corneal refractive surgeries thus leading to underestimated intraocular pressure (IOP) that complicates the management of IOP. We investigated the changes in postoperative baseline of IOP values measured with noncontact tonometer (NCT), ocular response analyzer (ORA) and corvis scheimpflug technology (CST) in the early phase after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Twenty-two eyes (-6...
November 18, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842738/-prevalence-of-positive-screen-for-postpartum-depression-in-a-tertiary-hospital-and-associated-factors
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Roberth Alirio Ortiz Martinez, Cristal Ximena Gallego Betancourt, Ednna Lizeth Buitron Zuñiga, Yohana Daisury Meneses Valdés, Nestor Felipe Muñoz Fernandez, Maria Alejandra Gonzales Barrera
: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major health problem. With a three times higher prevalence in developing countries, it is of multiple origin and affects maternal well-being, such as health and behaviour, as well as the development of the child. The influence of biological, psychological, and social factors and their implications have been recognised in the origins of PPD, with different prevalence reported depending on the characteristics of the study population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of PPD in the University Hospital in San José de Popayan (HUSJ) and examine the factors associated with its development...
October 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834043/psychometric-properties-of-an-arabic-pain-anxiety-symptoms-scale-20-pass-20-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-attending-a-physiotherapy-clinic
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Osama A Tashani, Oras A AlAbas, Raafat A M Kabil, Mark I Johnson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the PASS-20 questionnaire for use in Libya. METHODS: Participants were 71 patients (42 women) attending the physiotherapy clinic, Ibn Sina Hospital, Sirt, Libya for management of persistent pain and 137 healthy unpaid undergraduate students (52 women) from the University of Sirt, Libya. The English PASS-20 was translated into Arabic. Patients completed the Arabic PASS-20 and the Arabic Pain Rating Scales on two occasions separated by a 14-day interval...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830201/corneal-biomechanics-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-versus-q-value-guided-femtosecond-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis
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Jun Zhang, Li Zheng, Xia Zhao, Yang Xu, Shu Chen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the changes in corneal biomechanical properties following small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) versus Q-value-guided femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (Q-FS-LASIK). METHODS: In this prospective comparative study, patients with a sphere plus cylinder measurement of less than -10.00 D and cylinder measurement of less than -5.00 D were included in the study. A total of 160 patients (160 eyes) with myopia and myopic astigmatism were divided into the two groups, with 80 patients (80 eyes) allocated to SMILE and 80 patients (80 eyes) allocated to Q-FS-LASIK...
December 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825397/micronutrient-intake-in-advanced-age-te-pu%C3%A4-waitanga-o-ng%C3%A4-tapuwae-kia-ora-tonu-life-and-living-in-advanced-age-a-cohort-study-in-new-zealand-lilacs-nz
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Carol Wham, Ruth Teh, Simon A Moyes, Anna Rolleston, Marama Muru-Lanning, Karen Hayman, Ngaire Kerse, Ashley Adamson
A high prevalence of undernutrition has previously been reported in indigenous Māori (49 %) and non-Māori (38 %) octogenarians and may be associated with risk of micronutrient deficiencies. We examined vitamin and mineral intakes and the contributing food sources among 216 Māori and 362 non-Māori participating in Life and Living to Advanced age a Cohort Study in New Zealand, using a repeat 24-h multiple-pass recall. More than half of the Māori and non-Māori participants had intakes below the estimated average requirement from food alone for Ca, Mg and Se...
November 9, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825278/resilience-associated-with-mental-health-problems-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-guangzhou-china
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Mingxu Jiao, Jing Gu, Huifang Xu, Chun Hao, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix Mo, Di Liu, Yuteng Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Andrew Babbitt, Yuantao Hao
A considerable proportion of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients have experienced mental health problems (e.g., depression and anxiety), and poor mental health status is associated with HIV-related risk behaviors and treatment drop-out. Resilience is known to be a protective factor for mental health problems but is not studied among MMT clients in China. This study aimed to explore the relationship between resilience and mental health problems (depression, anxiety and stress) among clients of community-based MMT clinics in China...
November 8, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822474/the-time-course-of-pulmonary-function-tests-in-copd-patients-with-different-levels-of-blood-eosinophils
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Paola Rogliani, Ermanno Puxeddu, Chiara Ciaprini, Josuel Ora, Angelo Onorato, Gabriella Pezzuto, Luigino Calzetta, Mario Cazzola
Only very few studies have investigated the influence of eosinophils on the functional progression of COPD. We aimed at retrospectively analyzing the trend of pulmonary function tests over time in patients with COPD according to two baseline blood eosinophil cell count strata (<2% [EOS-] and ≥2% [EOS+]). We used the last 9-year data present in the database of our outpatient clinic and selected only those who had two blood counts that would guarantee the stability of the value of eosinophils and serial spirometry for 4 consecutive years...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813828/receptor-mediated-endocytosis-in-the-proximal-tubule
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Megan L Eshbach, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the proximal tubule (PT) of the kidney are highly specialized for apical endocytosis of filtered proteins and small bioactive molecules from the glomerular ultrafiltrate to maintain essentially protein-free urine. Compromise of this pathway results in low molecular weight (LMW) proteinuria that can progress to end-stage kidney disease. This review describes our current understanding of the endocytic pathway and the multiligand receptors that mediate LMW protein uptake in PT cells, how these are regulated in response to physiologic cues, and the molecular basis of inherited diseases characterized by LMW proteinuria...
October 28, 2016: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798192/the-rubber-tail-illusion-as-evidence-of-body-ownership-in-mice
#16
Makoto Wada, Kouji Takano, Hiroki Ora, Masakazu Ide, Kenji Kansaku
: The ownership of one's body parts represents a fundamental aspect of self-consciousness. Accumulating empirical evidence supports the existence of this concept in humans and nonhuman primates, but it is unclear whether nonprimate mammals experience similar feelings. Therefore, the present study used rubber tails to investigate body ownership in rodents. When the real tails and rubber tails were synchronously stroked, the mice responded as if their own tails were touched when the rubber tails were grasped...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768119/effect-of-glucosamine-on-intraocular-pressure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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H Esfandiari, M Pakravan, Z Zakeri, S Ziaie, P Pakravan, V Ownagh
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to investigate ocular hypertensive effect of exogenous glucosamine in comparison with placebo in patients with osteoarthritis.Patients and methodsIn this double-masked randomized clinical trial, 88 patients with osteoarthritis were included. Forty-four patients were randomized into either glucosamine sulfate or the placebo group.Comprehensive ophthalmologic exam including intraocular pressure (IOP) at baseline, month 1, and 3 was performed. Ocular response analyzer parameters were also checked at baseline and month 3...
October 21, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746982/dual-bronchodilation-and-exacerbations-of-copd
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Mario Cazzola, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746716/an-evaluation-of-training-with-an-auditory-p300-brain-computer-interface-for-the-japanese-hiragana-syllabary
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Sebastian Halder, Kouji Takano, Hiroki Ora, Akinari Onishi, Kota Utsumi, Kenji Kansaku
Gaze-independent brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are a possible communication channel for persons with paralysis. We investigated if it is possible to use auditory stimuli to create a BCI for the Japanese Hiragana syllabary, which has 46 Hiragana characters. Additionally, we investigated if training has an effect on accuracy despite the high amount of different stimuli involved. Able-bodied participants (N = 6) were asked to select 25 syllables (out of fifty possible choices) using a two step procedure: First the consonant (ten choices) and then the vowel (five choices)...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742493/adherence-to-voice-therapy-recommendations-is-associated-with-preserved-employment-fitness-among-teachers-with-work-related-dysphonia
#20
Lilah Rinsky-Halivni, Miriam Klebanov, Yehuda Lerman, Ora Paltiel
OBJECTIVES: Referral to voice therapy and recommendations for voice rest and microphone use are common interventions in occupational medicine aimed at preserving the working capability of teachers with occupation-related voice problems. Research on the impact of such interventions in terms of employment is lacking. This study examined changes in fitness (ie, ability) to work of dysphonic teachers referred to an occupational clinic and evaluated employment outcomes following voice therapy, voice rest, and microphone use...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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