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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931585/fatty-acid-proportions-in-plasma-cholesterol-esters-and-phospholipids-are-positively-correlated-in-various-swedish-populations
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Matti Marklund, Ronnie Pingel, Fredrik Rosqvist, Anna Karin Lindroos, Jan W Eriksson, Bengt Vessby, Jan Oscarsson, Lars Lind, Ulf Risérus
Background: Fatty acid (FA) proportions in cholesterol esters (CEs) and plasma phospholipids are widely used as dietary biomarkers. Information on how proportions in these fractions correlate could have implications for interpretation and use of FA biomarkers in observational and interventional studies.Objective: We investigated correlations between FA proportions in CEs and phospholipids in free-living individuals and assessed how diet-induced alterations of FA proportions correlate between fractions.Methods: Spearman's rank correlation coefficients (rs) between FA proportions (percentage of total FAs) in circulating CEs and phospholipids were calculated separately in 8 individual study populations including Swedish females and males (N = 2052; age range: 11-84 y), and pooled by inverse-variance weighted meta-analysis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930062/single-motherhood-alcohol-dependence-and-smoking-during-pregnancy-a-propensity-score-analysis
#2
Mary Waldron, Kathleen K Bucholz, Min Lian, Christina N Lessov-Schlaggar, Ruth Huang Miller, Michael T Lynskey, Valerie S Knopik, Pamela A F Madden, Andrew C Heath
OBJECTIVE: Few studies linking single motherhood and maternal smoking during pregnancy consider correlated risk from problem substance use beyond history of smoking and concurrent use of alcohol. In the present study, we used propensity score methods to examine whether the risk of smoking during pregnancy associated with single motherhood is the result of potential confounders, including alcohol dependence. METHOD: Data were drawn from mothers participating in a birth cohort study of their female like-sex twin offspring (n = 257 African ancestry; n = 1,711 European or other ancestry)...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927581/differential-aging-signals-in-abdominal-ct-scans
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Nikita V Orlov, Sokratis Makrogiannis, Luigi Ferrucci, Ilya G Goldberg
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Changes in the composition of body tissues are major aging phenotypes, but they have been difficult to study in depth. Here we describe age-related change in abdominal tissues observable in computed tomography (CT) scans. We used pattern recognition and machine learning to detect and quantify these changes in a model-agnostic fashion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT scans of abdominal L4 sections were obtained from Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) participants...
September 15, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926529/first-line-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-cancer-prospectively-stratified-according-to-serum-ldh-final-results-of-the-giscad-italian-group-for-the-study-of-digestive-tract-cancers-central-colorectalavastintrialldh-trial
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Riccardo Giampieri, Marco Puzzoni, Bruno Daniele, Daris Ferrari, Sara Lonardi, Alberto Zaniboni, Luigi Cavanna, Gerardo Rosati, Nicoletta Pella, Maria Giulia Zampino, Pietro Sozzi, Domenico Germano, Vittorina Zagonel, Carla Codecà, Michela Libertini, Roberto Labianca, Stefano Cascinu, Mario Scartozzi
BACKGROUND: Previous findings suggested that bevacizumab might be able to improve response rate (RR) in colorectal cancer patients with high lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) basal levels. METHODS: We conducted a phase II trial to prospectively ascertain whether bevacizumab in combination with FOLFIRI could have an improved clinical activity in patients with high LDH serum levels. Primary end point of the study was RR; secondary end points were median overall survival and median progression-free survival (mPFS)...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924607/autogenic-geomorphic-processes-determine-the-resolution-and-fidelity-of-terrestrial-paleoclimate-records
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Brady Z Foreman, Kyle M Straub
Terrestrial paleoclimate records rely on proxies hosted in alluvial strata whose beds are deposited by unsteady and nonlinear geomorphic processes. It is broadly assumed that this renders the resultant time series of terrestrial paleoclimatic variability noisy and incomplete. We evaluate this assumption using a model of oscillating climate and the precise topographic evolution of an experimental alluvial system. We find that geomorphic stochasticity can create aliasing in the time series and spurious climate signals, but these issues are eliminated when the period of climate oscillation is longer than a key time scale of internal dynamics in the geomorphic system...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919692/isolation-and-characterization-of-bacteriophages-with-lytic-activity-against-common-bacterial-pathogens
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R K Shende, S D Hirpurkar, C Sannat, Nidhi Rawat, Vinay Pandey
AIM: Present investigation was conducted to isolate and characterize bacteriophages with lytic activity against common bacterial pathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 samples of animal waste disposal from cattle (42) and buffalo (18) farms were collected from three different strata, i.e., top, mid, and bottom of collection tank. Samples were primarily subjected to rapid detection methods, and then isolation of phage was done by double agar layer method using Bacillus subtilis (BsH) and Escherichia coli (EH) as host system...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917990/glycerosomes-investigation-of-role-of-1-2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidycholine-dmpc-on-the-assembling-and-skin-delivery-performances
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Maria Letizia Manca, Maria Manconi, Marco Zaru, Donatella Valenti, Jose Esteban Peris, Pietro Matricardi, Anna Maria Maccioni, Anna Maria Fadda
Glycerosomes were formulated using 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidycholine (DMPC), diclofenac sodium salt and 10, 20 or 30% glycerol in the water phase, while corresponding liposomes were prepared with the same amount of DMPC and diclofenac, without glycerol. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of the used phospholipid on vesicle features and ability to favour diclofenac skin deposition by comparing these results with those found in previous works performed using hydrogenated soy phosphatidylcholine (P90H) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913692/nanotechnology-and-water-purification-indian-know-how-and-challenges
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Madhulika Bhati, Radhika Rai
Water contamination being ubiquitous problem across the world. A significant strata of population worldwide are still struggling to get drinkable water. This demand to develop technologies to provide clean water at affordable price is unveiling the need of rigorous research in this area. There are several technologies available for removal of persistent as well as emerging pollutants from water. Nanotechnology-based technology are providing the promising solution because of its extraordinary characteristics like large surface area, low cost maintenance and reuse, etc...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911749/effect-of-participatory-women-s-groups-and-counselling-through-home-visits-on-children-s-linear-growth-in-rural-eastern-india-caring-trial-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nirmala Nair, Prasanta Tripathy, H S Sachdev, Hemanta Pradhan, Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Rajkumar Gope, Sumitra Gagrai, Shibanand Rath, Suchitra Rath, Rajesh Sinha, Swati Sarbani Roy, Suhas Shewale, Vijay Singh, Aradhana Srivastava, Anthony Costello, Andrew Copas, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Naomi Saville, Audrey Prost
BACKGROUND: Around 30% of the world's stunted children live in India. The Government of India has proposed a new cadre of community-based workers to improve nutrition in 200 districts. We aimed to find out the effect of such a worker carrying out home visits and participatory group meetings on children's linear growth. METHODS: We did a cluster-randomised controlled trial in two adjoining districts of Jharkhand and Odisha, India. 120 clusters (around 1000 people each) were randomly allocated to intervention or control using a lottery...
October 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905999/validation-of-patient-reported-global-severity-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults
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Paras P Vakharia, Rishi Chopra, Ryan Sacotte, Neha Patel, Supriya Immaneni, Takeshia White, Robert Kantor, Derek Y Hsu, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with a heterogeneous presentation and clinical course. There is a lack of simple and validated severity assessments that are feasible for clinical practice and epidemiological research. OBJECTIVES: We sought to validate patient-reported global AD severity in adults. METHODS: We performed a prospective dermatology practice-based study using questionnaires and evaluation by a dermatologist (n=265)...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905827/refractive-and-ocular-biometric-profile-of-children-with-a-history-of-laser-treatment-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Savleen Kaur, Jaspreet Sukhija, Deeksha Katoch, Mansi Sharma, Ramanuj Samanta, Mangat R Dogra
PURPOSE: Indian children belong to a diverse socioeconomic strata with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) developing in mature, higher birth weight babies as well. The purpose of our study is to analyze the long-term status of refractive errors and its relationship with ocular biometry in children with ROP who were laser treated at a tertiary center in North India. METHODS: Cross sectional study. Children (<16 years) enrolled from January 2014 to December 2014 with a history of laser treatment for ROP and examined for refractive and biometric status...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905642/socioeconomic-moderators-of-the-relationship-between-different-quitting-motives-and-smoking-cessation-in-hong-kong-men
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Francisco T T Lai, Wikki W K Wong, Joyce L Y Kwan
To facilitate effective tobacco control, it is important to identify the socioeconomic strata in which different quitting motives are more strongly associated with cessation. This study aims to examine such a moderating role of socioeconomic background. A total of 2022 past or current daily smoking men from the Hong Kong Thematic Household Survey 2010 who had attempted for cessation were analyzed. Binary socioeconomic indicators, quitting motives, and 1-year abstinence were entered in an exploratory backward-stepwise log-linear model, followed by a binary logistic regression to estimate the probability of one-year abstinence in each socioeconomic stratum...
September 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903161/national-trends-in-suicide-attempts-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Mark Olfson, Carlos Blanco, Melanie Wall, Shang-Min Liu, Tulshi D Saha, Roger P Pickering, Bridget F Grant
Importance: A recent increase in suicide in the United States has raised public and clinical interest in determining whether a coincident national increase in suicide attempts has occurred and in characterizing trends in suicide attempts among sociodemographic and clinical groups. Objective: To describe trends in recent suicide attempts in the United States. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data came from the 2004-2005 wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) and the 2012-2013 NESARC-III...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902390/outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-on-us-cooperative-group-protocols-an-adult-intergroup-e2496-and-children-s-oncology-group-cog-ahod0031-comparative-analysis
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Tara O Henderson, Susan K Parsons, Kristen E Wroblewski, Lu Chen, Fangxin Hong, Sonali M Smith, Jennifer L McNeer, Ranjana H Advani, Randy D Gascoyne, Louis S Constine, Sandra Horning, Nancy L Bartlett, Bijal Shah, Joseph M Connors, John I Leonard, Brad S Kahl, Kara M Kelly, Cindy L Schwartz, Hongli Li, Jonathan W Friedberg, Debra L Friedman, Leo I Gordon, Andrew M Evens
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus between pediatric and adult providers about the treatment of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS: Failure-free survival (FFS) and overall survival (OS) were compared between 114 patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Intergroup adult E2496 study and 391 similarly patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the pediatric Children's Oncology Group (COG) AHOD0031 study...
September 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899989/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-and-risk-of-heart-failure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Young-Gun Kim, Dukyong Yoon, Sooyoung Park, Seung Jin Han, Dae Jung Kim, Kwan-Woo Lee, Rae Woong Park, Hae Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: The association between dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitors (DPP-4i) and heart failure (HF) remains unclear. In 1 randomized controlled trial and some observational studies, DPP-4i reportedly increased the risk of HF, but 2 other randomized controlled trials and observational studies have shown no such risk. Here, we evaluated the risk of HF and cardiovascular outcomes of DPP-4i compared with sulfonylureas. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2015...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895574/generating-rasch-based-activity-of-daily-living-measures-from-the-spinal-cord-injury-longitudinal-aging-study
#16
C-Y Li, C A Velozo, I Hong, C Li, J C Newman, J S Krause
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Longitudinal Study. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine whether the Spinal Cord Injury Activities of Daily Living (SCI_ADL) measure shows adequate item-level and precision psychometrics; (2) to investigate whether the SCI_ADL measure effectively detects ADL changes across time; (3) to describe self-care task(s) participants can and cannot do across time. SETTING: Two Midwestern hospitals and 1 Southeastern specialty hospital in 1993...
September 12, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888904/changes-in-biomechanical-risk-factors-for-knee-osteoarthritis-and-their-association-with-5-year-clinically-important-improvement-after-limb-realignment-surgery
#17
T B Birmingham, R Moyer, K Leitch, B Chesworth, D Bryant, K Willits, R Litchfield, P J Fowler, J R Giffin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate 5-year outcomes after lower limb realignment and test the hypothesis that surgery-induced changes in selected biomechanical risk factors for medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) are associated with clinically important improvements. DESIGN: We prospectively evaluated patient-reported outcomes, full-limb standing radiographs and gait biomechanics before, 6 months (surgery-induced change) and 5 years after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) in 170 patients (46...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888397/social-reorganization-and-biological-change-an-examination-of-stature-variation-among-iron-age-samnites-from-abruzzo-central-italy
#18
Vitale Stefano Sparacello, Giuseppe Vercellotti, Vincenzo d'Ercole, Alfredo Coppa
Stature is a sensitive indicator of overall environmental quality experienced during growth and development, and can provide insights on a population's 'well-being'. This study investigated changes in estimated adult stature in a large (N=568) sample of Samnite Iron Age (800-27 BCE) people from central Italy, during a period of increasing sociopolitical complexity. Stature was analyzed diachronically, between sexes, and across social strata inferred using the 'Status Index' based on funerary treatment. It was expected: 1) a decrease in stature from the Orientalizing-Archaic period (O-A) to the fifth century BC (V SEC) and the following Hellenistic period (ELL), due to population increase and urbanization; 2) social status to positively influence the attainment of the full stature potential; 3) sexual dimorphism to be higher in more stratified groups...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888396/middle-and-late-holocene-micromammal-pathologies-from-cueva-tixi-tandilia-range-buenos-aires-province-argentina
#19
Leandro Luna, Claudia Aranda, Carlos Quintana
Paleopathology in bones of very small mammals has rarely been studied. Different types of osseous lesions of mammals weighing under 0.2kg, recovered from the Holocene strata of Cueva Tixi archaeological and paleontological site (Tandilia range, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), are described and discussed in this report. Several types of trauma, entheseal changes, degenerative joint diseases, and probable osteomyelitis were identified. The lesions were chronic, indicating that the animals were able to survive a period of convalescence, although in many cases the decreased capacity for locomotion likely was significant...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884317/relationship-of-very-low-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-levels-with-long-term-survival-in-a-large-cohort-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-from-germany
#20
Haifa Maalmi, Viola Walter, Lina Jansen, Jenny Chang-Claude, Robert W Owen, Alexis Ulrich, Ben Schöttker, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner
To investigate the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3) with survival in a large prospective cohort study of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The study population consisted of 2,910 patients diagnosed with CRC between 2003 and 2010 who participated in the DACHS study, a multicenter study from Germany with comprehensive long-term follow-up. 25(OH)D3 was determined in serum samples collected shortly after cancer diagnosis by High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electro Spray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
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