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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822697/head-and-neck-myiasis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Leni Verônica de Oliveira Silva, Pedro Urquiza Jayme Silva, Eugênia Leal de Figueiredo, Gerhilde Callou, Ricardo Alves Mesquita, Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: This study describes 9 cases of myiasis affecting the head and neck region and discusses the demographic distribution, treatment, clinical characteristics, and sequelae of the disease in light of the literature. STUDY DESIGN: The study was performed in 2 steps. In the first part, 9 cases seen over a period of 10 years at the Emergency Department of Hospital da Restauração in Brazil were studied. In the second part, a literature search was performed in PubMed for articles on head and neck myiasis published from 1975 to March 2017...
July 5, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819772/convergence-and-determinants-of-health-expenditures-in-oecd-countries
#2
Son Hong Nghiem, Luke Brian Connelly
This study examines the trend and determinants of health expenditures in OECD countries over the 1975-2004 period. Based on recent developments in the economic growth literature we propose and test the hypothesis that health care expenditures in countries of similar economic development level may converge. We hypothesise that the main drivers for growth in health care costs include: aging population, technological progress and health insurance. The results reveal no evidence that health expenditures among OECD countries converge...
August 17, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808557/timing-and-pattern-of-annual-silver-eel-migration-in-two-european-watersheds-are-determined-by-similar-cues
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Odd Terje Sandlund, Ola H Diserud, Russell Poole, Knut Bergesen, Mary Dillane, Gerard Rogan, Caroline Durif, Eva B Thorstad, Leif Asbjørn Vøllestad
Many animals perform long-distance migrations in order to maximize lifetime reproductive success. The European eel migrates several thousand kilometers between their feeding habitats in continental waters (fresh-, brackish, and sea water) and their spawning area in the Sargasso Sea. Eels residing in freshwaters usually initiate their spawning migration as silver eels during autumn, triggered by diverse environmental cues. We analyzed the time series of silver eel downstream migration in Burrishoole, Ireland (1971-2015), and Imsa, Norway (1975-2015), to examine factors regulating the silver eel migration from freshwater to the sea...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802181/temporal-change-to-self-rated-health-in-the-swiss-population-from-1997-to-2012-the-roles-of-age-gender-and-education
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T Volken, F Wieber, P Rüesch, M Huber, R J Crawford
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to describe the temporal changes in self-rated health status (SRH) from 1997 to 2012 in adults aged 25 to 84 residing in Switzerland, with a view to identifying groups at risk for declining health. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of population-based cross-sectional health surveys. METHODS: Data were collected from the cross-sectional, population-based, five-year Swiss Health Survey, from 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012...
August 9, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800470/-210-pb-and-137-cs-as-tracers-of-recent-sedimentary-processes-in-two-water-reservoirs-in-cuba
#5
Misael Díaz-Asencio, José Antonio Corcho-Alvarado, Héctor Cartas-Aguila, Anabell Pulido-Caraballé, Carmen Betancourt, Joseph M Smoak, Elizabeth Alvarez-Padilla, Yeny Labaut-Betancourt, Carlos Alonso-Hernández, Mabel Seisdedo-Losa
Hanabanilla and Paso Bonito Reservoirs are the main fresh water sources for about half a million inhabitants in central Cuba. Prior to this investigation precise information about the losses of storage capacity was not available. Sedimentation is the dominant process leading to reduction in water storage capacity. We investigated the sedimentation process in both reservoirs by analyzing environmental radionuclides (e.g. (210)Pb, (226)Ra and (137)Cs) in sediment cores. In the shallow Paso Bonito Reservoir (mean depth of 6...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798705/consumer-expectations-of-online-services-in-the-insurance-industry-an-exploratory-study-of-drivers-and-outcomes
#6
M Dolores Méndez-Aparicio, Alicia Izquierdo-Yusta, Ana I Jiménez-Zarco
Today, the customer-brand relationship is fundamental to a company's bottom line, especially in the service sector and with services offered via online channels. In order to maximize its effects, organizations need (1) to know which factors influence the formation of an individual's service expectations in an online environment; and (2) to establish the influence of these expectations on customers' likelihood of recommending a service before they have even used it. In accordance with the TAM model (Davis, 1989; Davis et al...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797903/not-all-built-the-same-a-comparative-study-of-electoral-systems-and-population-health
#7
Andrew C Patterson
Much literature depicts a worldwide democratic advantage in population health. However, less research compares health outcomes in the different kinds of democracy or autocracy. In an examination of 179 countries as they existed between 1975 and 2012, advantages in life expectancy and infant health appear most reliably for democracies that include the principle of proportional representation in their electoral rules. Compared to closed autocracies, they had up to 12 or more years of life expectancy on average, 75% less infant mortality, and double the savings in overall mortality for most other age groups...
August 7, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797143/evolution-of-wetland-in-honghe-national-nature-reserve-from-the-view-of-hydrogeology
#8
Xiancang Wu, Weihong Dong, Xueyu Lin, Yukai Liang, Ying Meng, Wei Xie
There is wide concern about the evolution of wetlands, an important component of the global ecosystem. The Honghe National Nature Reserve (HNNR) is an internationally important marsh wetland in China that is at risk of degradation. To gain an improved understanding of how the HNNR wetland developed from 1975 to 2014, typical years, including 1975, 1988, 1996, 2002 and 2014, were selected based on precipitation date. And land cover types of the different years were classified using TM images. The results showed that the wetland evolution mainly reflects transformations between the meadow and wetland land cover types...
August 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795463/social-work-generated-evidence-in-traumatic-brain-injury-from-1975-to-2014-a-systematic-scoping-review
#9
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Andy Mantell, Grahame Kenneth Simpson, Martha Vungkhanching, Kate Fiona Jones, Thomas Strandberg, Patti Simonson
The International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI) commissioned a systematic scoping review to ascertain the social work-generated evidence base on people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of working age. The review aimed to identify the output, impact and quality of publications authored by social workers on this topic. Study quality was evaluated through assessment frameworks drawn from the United Kingdom National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions. In the 40-year period from 1975 to 2014, 115 items were published that met the search criteria (intervention studies, n = 10; observational studies, n = 52; literature reviews, n = 6; expert opinion or policy analysis, n = 39; and others, n = 8)...
August 9, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795403/prostate-and-breast-cancer-in-four-nordic-countries-a-comparison-of-incidence-and-mortality-trends-across-countries-and-age-groups-1975-2013
#10
R Kvåle, T A Myklebust, G Engholm, S Heinävaara, E Wist, B Møller
In recent decades, management of prostate and breast cancer patients has changed considerably. The purpose of the present study is to interpret patterns of prostate and breast cancer incidence and mortality in four Nordic countries across age groups and time periods. Prostate and breast cancer incidence and mortality data (1975-2013) were obtained from the NORDCAN database. Joinpoint regression models were used to identify changes in the trends. A more prominent increase in prostate than breast cancer incidence was observed...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795343/systematic-review-health-promotion-and-disease-prevention-among-hmong-adults-in-the-usa
#11
Maichou Lor
Although disparities in the burden of disease and illness experienced across major racial and ethnic groups in the USA is well known, little is known about subgroups, including the Hmong population. This review sought to determine the current state of health disparities related to health promotion and disease prevention among Hmong adults from 1975 to 2015. Seventy-one descriptive (qualitative, mixed methods, and quantitative) studies were reviewed. Most focused on two areas: (1) health status (mainly breast and cervical cancers) and (2) health-related behaviors...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793889/high-burden-of-hypertension-across-the-age-groups-among-residents-of-gondar-city-in-ethiopia-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Abayneh Girma Demisse, Ermias Shenkutie Greffie, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Abera Balcha Bulti, Shitaye Alemu, Bewketu Abebe, Nebiyu Mesfin
BACKGROUND: According to a report on the worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015, mean blood pressure is increasing in low and middle income countries while it is either decreasing or stabilizing in high income countries. Few studies have been published on the prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia demonstrating an increased trend; however, these studies had small sample size and were limited to participants older than 35 years; which left the burden among adolescents and young adults unaddressed...
August 9, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792948/molecular-phylogeny-and-systematics-of-native-north-american-lumbricid-earthworms-clitellata-megadrili
#13
Csaba Csuzdi, Chih-Han Chang, Tomás Pavlícek, Tímea Szederjesi, David Esopi, Katalin Szlávecz
The family Lumbricidae is arguably the most well-known and well-studied earthworm group due to its dominance in the European earthworm fauna and its invasion in temperate regions worldwide. However, its North American members, especially the genus Bimastos Moore, 1893, are poorly understood. We revised the systematics of the genus Bimastos and tested the hypothesis of the monophyly of North American lumbricids using morphological characters and eight molecular markers. Phylogenetic analyses based on our extensive sampling of Bimastos and inclusion of Dendrodrilus and Allolobophoridella indicated a well-supported clade containing Bimastos and Eisenoides Gates, 1969, and provided the first evidence supporting that North American lumbricids are monophyletic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790471/should-total-hip-arthroplasty-be-performed-acutely-in-the-treatment-of-acetabular-fractures-in-elderly-or-used-as-a-salvage-procedure-only
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Katharine Hamlin, Gabija Lazaraviciute, Michalis Koullouros, Tarak Chouari, Iain M Stevenson, Steven W Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is now an increasingly common procedure for people sustaining acetabular fractures. The incidence of acetabular fractures among the elderly population is increasing, and contemporary treatment aims to avoid the risks of prolonged incumbency associated with poor bone stock for fixation or inability to comply with limited weightbearing in this patient group. The concept of acute hip arthroplasty as a treatment for acetabular fracture is, therefore, becoming more topical and relevant...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789721/sociodemographic-lifestyle-and-behavioural-factors-associated-with-consumption-of-sweetened-beverages-among-adults-in-cambridgeshire-uk-the-fenland-study
#15
Peter Barrett, Fumiaki Imamura, Søren Brage, Simon J Griffin, Nicholas J Wareham, Nita G Forouhi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify sociodemographic, lifestyle and behavioural determinants of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) among adults in Cambridgeshire, UK. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data were obtained from a cohort of 9991 adults born between 1950 and 1975. An FFQ was used to assess consumption of beverages and other dietary factors. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine potential determinants of consuming SSB and ASB (≥1 serving/d)...
August 9, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783229/breaking-the-taboo-a-history-of-monetary-financing-in-canada-1930-1975
#16
Josh Ryan-Collins
Monetary financing - the funding of state expenditure via the creation of new money rather than through taxation or borrowing - has become a taboo policy instrument in advanced economies. It is generally associated with dangerously high inflation and/or war. Relatedly, a key institutional feature of modern independent central banks is that they are not obligated to support government expenditure via money creation. Since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, however, unorthodox monetary policies, in particular quantitative easing, coupled with stagnant growth and high levels of public and private debt have led to questions over the monetary financing taboo...
August 7, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779808/evans-osteotomy-complications
#17
REVIEW
Marcelo E Jara
In 1975, Evans published an article describing the surgical management of the "calcaneo-valgus deformity," pointing out that the deformity was due to relative shortening of the lateral column of the foot. Correction involved "equalizing" both columns by performing an osteotomy in the neck of the calcaneus 1.5 cm from the calcaneocuboid joint, where a trapezoidal wedge of tricortical bone was placed. Although it was considered a success, there were complications, including sural nerve injury, surgical wound dehiscence, undercorrection, and graft subsidence...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773871/expression-of-concern-nanodimensional-and-nanocrystalline-apatites-and-other-calcium-orthophosphates-in-biomedical-engineering-biology-and-medicine-materials-2009-2-1975-2045
#18
Maryam Tabrizian
We wish to make readers aware that the text in the published paper [1] contains substantial overlap with a previous paper by the same author [2].[...].
September 2, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771461/quickstats-suicide-rates-%C3%A2-for-teens-aged-15-19-years-by-sex-united-states-1975-2015
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August 4, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769692/the-advertisement-call-and-comments-on-the-distribution-of-eleutherodactylus-bilineatus-bokermann-1975-an-endemic-frog-of-bahia-state-brazil-amphibia-anura
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Iuri Ribeiro Dias, Caio Vinicius de Mira-Mendes, Carlos Augusto Souza-Costa, Flora Acuña Juncá, Mirco Solé
Advertisement calls can be used to aid solving taxonomic problems and understanding the evolution of certain groups. In this study, the advertisement call of Eleutherodactylus bilineatus is described. It is composed by two different notes with a total duration of 0.529-4.241 seconds and dominant frequency of 1.72-3.45 kHz. Additionally, new data is provided on the geographical distribution of Eleutherodactylus bilineatus and the most inland record for this species.
2017: ZooKeys
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