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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334128/trap-height-affects-capture-of-lady-beetles-coleoptera-coccinellidae-in-pecan-orchards
#1
T E Cottrell
There is scarce information regarding the vertical stratification of predaceous Coccinellidae in tall trees. Although numerous studies have been done in orchards and forests, very few studies have assessed the occurrence of predaceous Coccinellidae high in tree canopies. The objective of this study was to examine the abundance of Coccinellidae at different heights in mature pecan, Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch, orchards with tall trees. From spring through late fall during 2013 and 2014, yellow pyramidal Tedders traps were suspended in the pecan canopy at 6...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334012/challenges-of-developing-a-cardiovascular-risk-calculator-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#2
Cynthia S Crowson, Silvia Rollefstad, George D Kitas, Piet L C M van Riel, Sherine E Gabriel, Anne Grete Semb
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators designed for use in the general population do not accurately predict the risk of CVD among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who are at increased risk of CVD. The process of developing risk prediction models involves numerous issues. Our goal was to develop a CVD risk calculator for patients with RA. METHODS: Thirteen cohorts of patients with RA originating from 10 different countries (UK, Norway, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Greece, South Africa, Spain, Canada and Mexico) were combined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333696/a-universal-freeze-all-strategy-why-it-is-not-warranted
#3
Baris Ata, Emre Seli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There's some preclinical evidence of an adverse effect of multifollicular growth on endometrial function in assisted reproductive technology cycles. Universal elective frozen embryo transfer (eFET) in an unstimulated cycle is being promoted as a panacea, regardless of patient, and cycle characteristics. We review the clinical evidence on the effectiveness and safety of eFETs. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fresh and eFET yield contradictory results in terms of live birth rates...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332359/burdens-of-cardiometabolic-diseases-attributable-to-dietary-and-metabolic-risks-in-korean-adults-2012-2013
#4
Yoonsu Cho, Frederick Cudhea, Ju Hyun Park, Dariush Mozaffarian, Gitanjali Singh, Min Jeong Shin
PURPOSE: In line with epidemiological and sociocultural changes in Korea over the past decades, reliable estimation of diseases as a result of dietary and metabolic risks is required. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the contributions of dietary and metabolic factors to cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) in Korean adults (25-64 years old) during 2012-2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Distribution of risk factors and cause-specific mortality by gender and age per year was obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and Statistics Korea, respectively...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327908/predicted-vitamin-d-status-and-colon-cancer-recurrence-and-mortality-in-calgb-89803-alliance
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M A Fuchs, C Yuan, K Sato, D Niedzwiecki, X Ye, L B Saltz, R J Mayer, R B Mowat, R Whittom, A Hantel, A Benson, D Atienza, M Messino, H Kindler, A Venook, F Innocenti, R S Warren, M M Bertagnolli, S Ogino, E L Giovannucci, E Horvath, J A Meyerhardt, K Ng
Background: HASH(0x3ca3458) Observational studies suggest that higher levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D 3 (25(OH)D) are associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and improved survival of colorectal cancer patients. However, the influence of vitamin D status on cancer recurrence and survival of patients with stage III colon cancer is unknown. Patients and methods: HASH(0x30d7830) We prospectively examined the influence of post-diagnosis predicted plasma 25(OH)D on outcome among 1,016 patients with stage III colon cancer who were enrolled in a National Cancer Institute-sponsored adjuvant therapy trial (CALGB 89803)...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325638/clinically-significant-bleeding-with-low-dose-rivaroxaban-versus-aspirin-in-addition-to-p2y12-inhibition-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-gemini-acs-1-a-double-blind-multicentre-randomised-trial
#6
E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, P Gabriel Steg, Stefan K James, Thomas J Povsic, Jennifer White, Frank Rockhold, Alexei Plotnikov, Hardi Mundl, John Strony, Xiang Sun, Steen Husted, Michal Tendera, Gilles Montalescot, M Cecilia Bahit, Diego Ardissino, Héctor Bueno, Marc J Claeys, Jose C Nicolau, Jan H Cornel, Shinya Goto, Róbert Gábor Kiss, Ümit Güray, Duk-Woo Park, Christoph Bode, Robert C Welsh, C Michael Gibson
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor, is the standard antithrombotic treatment following acute coronary syndromes. The factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban reduced mortality and ischaemic events when added to DAPT, but caused increased bleeding. The safety of a dual pathway antithrombotic therapy approach combining low-dose rivaroxaban (in place of aspirin) with a P2Y12 inhibitor has not been assesssed in acute coronary syndromes. We aimed to assess rivaroxaban 2·5 mg twice daily versus aspirin 100 mg daily, in addition to clopidogrel or ticagrelor (chosen at investigator discretion before randomisation), for patients with acute coronary syndromes started within 10 days after presentation and continued for 6-12 months...
March 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320380/loneliness-in-the-general-population-prevalence-determinants-and-relations-to-mental-health
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Manfred E Beutel, Eva M Klein, Elmar Brähler, Iris Reiner, Claus Jünger, Matthias Michal, Jörg Wiltink, Philipp S Wild, Thomas Münzel, Karl J Lackner, Ana N Tibubos
BACKGROUND: While loneliness has been regarded as a risk to mental and physical health, there is a lack of current community data covering a broad age range. This study used a large and representative German adult sample to investigate loneliness. METHODS: Baseline data of the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) collected between April 2007 and April 2012 (N = 15,010; 35-74 years), were analyzed. Recruitment for the community-based, prospective, observational cohort study was performed in equal strata for gender, residence and age decades...
March 20, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318873/factors-associated-with-changes-in-fruit-intake-during-young-adulthood-a-classification-and-regression-tree-analysis-of-longitudinal-data
#8
David Lohrmann, Wasantha Jayawardene, Mohammad Torabi
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether distinct participant groupings for changes in fruit intake (FI) levels between ages 23 and 31 years are identifiable based on both time-varying and time-invariant sociodemographic and behavioral variables. METHODS: Data were derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1997, US. Change in FI frequency constituted the dependent variable. For 21 variables, changes and averages in 2007-2011 were calculated. Classification and regression tree analysis was conducted using Generalized, Unbiased, Interaction Detection, and Estimation software...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317167/semiparametric-methods-for-estimation-of-a-nonlinear-exposure-outcome-relationship-using-instrumental-variables-with-application-to-mendelian-randomization
#9
James R Staley, Stephen Burgess
Mendelian randomization, the use of genetic variants as instrumental variables (IV), can test for and estimate the causal effect of an exposure on an outcome. Most IV methods assume that the function relating the exposure to the expected value of the outcome (the exposure-outcome relationship) is linear. However, in practice, this assumption may not hold. Indeed, often the primary question of interest is to assess the shape of this relationship. We present two novel IV methods for investigating the shape of the exposure-outcome relationship: a fractional polynomial method and a piecewise linear method...
March 20, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315608/brief-report-neighborhood-disadvantage-and-hair-cortisol-among-older-urban-african-americans
#10
Samuele Zilioli, Richard B Slatcher, Heather Fritz, Jason C Booza, Malcolm P Cutchin
Previous studies have shown that living in poor neighborhoods is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, researchers are now investigating the biological pathways responsible for the deleterious effects of neighborhood disadvantage on health. This study investigated whether neighborhood disadvantage (i.e., a measure of relative neighborhood quality derived by combining social and built environmental conditions) was associated with hair cortisol-a retrospective indicator of long-term hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis activation-and whether this link would be mediated by self-reported neighborhood satisfaction...
March 2, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314624/cerebral-white-matter-hypoperfusion-increases-with-small-vessel-disease-burden-data-from-the-third-international-stroke-trial
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Francesco Arba, Grant Mair, Trevor Carpenter, Eleni Sakka, Peter A G Sandercock, Richard I Lindley, Domenico Inzitari, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: Leukoaraiosis is associated with impaired cerebral perfusion, but the effect of individual and combined small-vessel disease (SVD) features on white matter perfusion is unclear. METHODS: We studied patients recruited with perfusion imaging in the Third International Stroke Trial. We rated individual SVD features (leukoaraiosis, lacunes) and brain atrophy on baseline plain computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Separately, we assessed white matter at the level of the lateral ventricles in the cerebral hemisphere contralateral to the stroke for visible areas of hypoperfusion (present or absent) on 4 time-based perfusion imaging parameters...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303992/predicting-dengue-outbreak-in-the-metropolitan-city-lahore-pakistan-using-dengue-vector-indices-and-selected-climatological-variables-as-predictors
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Ejaz Mahmood Ahmad Qureshi, Amtul Bari Tabinda, Seemal Vehra
OBJECTIVE: Dengue viruses have rapidly spread in Southeast Asia, particularly in Pakistan, during the last few years, so the present study was undertaken to formulate a model for predicting dengue outbreak. METHODOLOGY: A panel data using STRATA statistical software was employed to determine the effects of entomological indices, Per Man Hour Density (PMHD), Minimum Infection Rate (MIR) and selected climatic variables on dengue patients by using Fixed Effects (FE) and Random Effects (RE) models...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300987/the-rio-de-janeiro-municipality-s-services-portfolio-and-health-actions-in-primary-care-in-brazil
#13
Bianca Alves Salazar, Mônica Rodrigues Campos, Vera Lucia Luiza
This study aimed to identify the provision of actions and procedures by family health teams (FHSt), based on Rio de Janeiro Municipality's (MRJ) Health Services Portfolio (HSP) and the main factors associated with this provision, in the different population strata. Data from the National Program for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Healthcare were used and implemented at the national level into 17,202 FHSts from June to September 2012. Outcome variables were "FHSt belonging to MRJ" and "FHSt providing all nine CS-MRJ procedures"...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300985/family-health-teams-workers-in-rio-de-janeiro-leadership-aspects-in-a-study-on-organizational-climate
#14
Leda Jung Dos Santos, Maurício Sangama Paranhos
Organizational climate is understood as the formal or informal perception of policies, practices, actions and organizational procedures, and is a factor of influence in the efficiency of the results, as well as in the conduct of people that are part of an organization. This paper describes one of organizational climate realms, namely, leadership, comparing the strata of professional categories of the Family Health Teams in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Thus, an administrative-based survey was carried out with a sample of n = 9,590 people in 187 primary healthcare units (71 Family Clinics and 116 Municipal Health Centers)...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300951/relationship-between-oxygen-saturation-gestational-age-and-level-of-oral-feeding-skills-in-preterm-infants
#15
Raquel Coube de Carvalho Yamamoto, Leila Sauer Prade, Geovana de Paula Bolzan, Angela Regina Maciel Weinmann, Márcia Keske-Soares
Purpose: To correlate the peripheral oxygen saturation with gestational age and the level of oral feeding skills in the introduction of oral feeding in preterm infants. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, quantitative study whose sample was composed of 169 clinically stable preterm infants. Peripheral oxygen saturation was assessed before and after introduction of oral feeding. The preterm infants were stratified into three groups based on their gestational age at birth: 26-29, 30-33, and 34-36 weeks...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300870/effectiveness-and-safety-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-in-real-world-clinical-practice-a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-76-940-patients
#16
Xiaoyan Li, Steve Deitelzweig, Allison Keshishian, Melissa Hamilton, Ruslan Horblyuk, Kiran Gupta, Xuemei Luo, Jack Mardekian, Keith Friend, Anagha Nadkarni, Xianying Pan, Gregory Y H Lip
The ARISTOTLE trial showed a risk reduction of stroke/systemic embolism (SE) and major bleeding in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients treated with apixaban compared to warfarin. This retrospective study used four large US claims databases (MarketScan, PharMetrics, Optum, and Humana) of NVAF patients newly initiating apixaban or warfarin from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015. After 1:1 warfarin-apixaban propensity score matching (PSM) within each database, the resulting patient records were pooled...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300793/-estimates-of-target-population-for-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-people-over-50-years-in-catalonia-and-spain
#17
Angel Vila-Córcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Eva Satué, Cinta de Diego, Marc Vila-Rovira, Manel Jariod
OBJECTIVE: Published data about prevalence of distinct risk condictions for pneumococcal disease is scarce. This study investigated the prevalence of distinct risk conditions for pneumococal disease in Catalonian adults and stimated the potential size of target population for pneumococcal vaccination in Catalonia and Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional population-based study that included 2,033,465 individuals older than 49 years-old assigned to the Catalonian Health Institute (Catalonia, Spain) at 01/01/2015...
March 15, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300021/determination-and-uncertainty-analysis-of-inorganic-arsenic-in-husked-rice-by-solid-phase-extraction-and-atomic-absorption-spectrometry-with-hydride-generation
#18
Sushil Kumar Saxena, Agnes Raju Karipalli, Anoop A Krishnan, Rajesh Rangasamy, Praveen Malekadi, Dhirendra P Singh, Vimesh Vasu, Vijay K Singh
This study enables the selective determination of inorganic arsenic (iAs) with a low detection limit using an economical instrument [atomic absorption spectrometer with hydride generation (HG)] to meet the regulatory requirements as per European Commission (EC) and Codex guidelines. Dry rice samples (0.5 g) were diluted using 0.1 M HNO<sub>3</sub>–3% H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> and heated in a water bath (90 ± 2°C) for 60 min. Through this process, all the iAs is solubilized and oxidized to arsenate [As(V)]...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296786/association-between-macular-degeneration-and-mild-to-moderate-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#19
Chun-Yu Chen, Ciou-Sia Dai, Chin-Chan Lee, Yu-Chiau Shyu, Ting-Shuo Huang, Ling Yeung, Chi-Chin Sun, Huang-Yu Yang, I-Wen Wu
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and macular degeneration (MD) are 2 grave diseases leading to significant disability secondary to renal failure and blindness. The 2 diseases share not only common risk factors but also similar pathogenic mechanisms to renal and retinal injuries. Previous epidemiological studies indicated association between these 2 diseases. However, this concept is challenged by recent investigations. Patients with mild to moderate CKD (n = 30,696) between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2005 were selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295885/multi-directional-abundance-shifts-among-north-american-birds-and-the-relative-influence-of-multi-faceted-climate-factors
#20
Qiongyu Huang, John R Sauer, Ralph O Dubayah
Shifts in species distributions are major fingerprint of climate change. Examining changes in species abundance structures at a continental scale enables robust evaluation of climate change influences, but few studies have conducted these evaluations due to limited data and methodological constraints. In this study, we estimate temporal changes in abundance from North American Breeding Bird Survey data at the scale of physiographic strata to examine the relative influence of different components of climatic factors and evaluate the hypothesis that shifting species distributions are multi-directional in resident bird species in North America...
March 12, 2017: Global Change Biology
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