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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822001/trends-in-stage-specific-breast-cancer-incidence-in-new-south-wales-australia-insights-into-the-effects-of-25%C3%A2-years-of-screening-mammography
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Gemma Jacklyn, Kevin McGeechan, Les Irwig, Nehmat Houssami, Stephen Morrell, Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt
PURPOSE: Screening mammography aims to improve breast cancer (BC) prognosis by increasing the incidence of early-stage tumours in order to decrease the incidence of late-stage cancer, but no reports have investigated these potential effects in an Australian population. Therefore we aimed to identify temporal trends in stage-specific BC in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, between 1972 and 2012. METHODS: An observational study of women who received a diagnosis of BC from 1972-2012 as recorded in the NSW Cancer Registry, a population-based registry with almost complete coverage and high rates of histological verification...
August 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821012/multidomain-analyses-of-a-longitudinal-human-microbiome-intestinal-cleanout-perturbation-experiment
#2
Julia Fukuyama, Laurie Rumker, Kris Sankaran, Pratheepa Jeganathan, Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman, Susan P Holmes
Our work focuses on the stability, resilience, and response to perturbation of the bacterial communities in the human gut. Informative flash flood-like disturbances that eliminate most gastrointestinal biomass can be induced using a clinically-relevant iso-osmotic agent. We designed and executed such a disturbance in human volunteers using a dense longitudinal sampling scheme extending before and after induced diarrhea. This experiment has enabled a careful multidomain analysis of a controlled perturbation of the human gut microbiota with a new level of resolution...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818480/-infection-control-practices-while-performing-prostate-biopsies-in-france-a-ciafu-survey
#3
P Leduc, J D Doublet, F Bruyère, S Malavaud
In 2008, the French Public Health Committee admitted that associating ultrasound probe protection, and related precautions, and low-level disinfection would be equivalent to the intermediate level disinfection. In 2010, the French Urology Association (AFU) updated guidelines regarding trans-rectal prostate biopsies, namely preventive measures related to cross-transmission of infections. We report an evaluation of compliance to them, driven in 2016 by AFU's infection committee. Although not recommended, almost one third of the urologists still perform biopsies under general anesthesia, and two thirds of them ask for a urine culture before biopsies...
August 14, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817326/standard-period-life-table-used-to-compute-the-life-expectancy-of-diseased-subpopulations-more-confusing-than-helpful
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Linda Perron, Marc Simard, Jacques Brisson, Denis Hamel, Ernest Lo
Life expectancy (LE) based on a period life table (PLT) traditionally serves as a general population summary metric. It is, however, becoming more frequently reported for chronically afflicted subpopulations. In general populations, there is always an obvious real cohort sharing the hypothetical PLT cohort characteristics, and the LE estimate is intuitively understood as that real cohort mean survival time, assuming constancy of death risks. In diseased subpopulations, the correspondence between the hypothetical cohort and a real cohort is not straightforward...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816612/protecting-pregnant-workers-while-fighting-sexism-work-pregnancy-balance-and-pregnant-nurses-resistance-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-hospitalsprot%C3%A3-ger-les-travailleuses-enceintes-en-luttant-contre-le-sexisme-%C3%A3-quilibre-travail-grossesse-et-r%C3%A3-sistance-d-infirmi%C3%A3-res-enceintes
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Anne Renée Gravel, Jessica Riel, Karen Messing
Women's workplaces should guarantee healthy pregnancies while supporting pregnant women as workers. In Québec (Canada), a pregnant worker exposed to a "danger" for herself or her fetus may ask her employer to be reassigned to other work appropriate to her skills. This approach differs from other regulatory contexts in North America in that protection of fetal and maternal health is embedded in the health and safety legislation. The advantage is that the pregnant worker is guaranteed access to her full salary, but some may question whether specific provisions for pregnant women single out such women and produce risks for their careers or, conversely, pregnancy should receive even more special consideration...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814348/traduction-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-l-%C3%A3-chelle-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-pediatric-scale
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Cynthia Gagnon, Rami Massie, Marjolaine Tremblay, Sylvie Darcy, Mélissa Martel, Joshua Burns
Résumé Cet article présente le processus de traduction en français du Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Pediatric Scale (CMTPedS), le seul outil de mesure validé évaluant la sévérité de la maladie chez les enfants atteints de CMT. Le processus de traduction utilisé s'inspire des lignes directrices de la Food and Drug Administration (FDA). La version préliminaire francophone du CMTPedS a été testée auprès de 14 enfants atteints. Les résultats de l'application démontrent que la passation a été bien tolérée par les enfants et s'est avérée conviviale pour les cliniciens...
August 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804936/subtle-lower-esophageal-sphincter-relaxation-abnormalities-in-patients-with-unexplained-esophageal-dysphagia
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T V K Herregods, F B van Hoeij, A J Bredenoord, A J P M Smout
BACKGROUND: Esophageal dysphagia is a relatively common symptom. We aimed to evaluate whether subtle, presently not acknowledged forms of dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) could explain dysphagia in a subset of patients with normal findings at high-resolution manometry (HRM) according to the Chicago classification v3.0. METHODS: We used HRM to compare LES relaxation characteristics in 97 patients with unexplained dysphagia with those in 44 healthy subjects...
August 14, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803974/influence-of-amylose-content-and-oxidation-level-of-potato-starch-on-acetylation-granule-structure-and-radicals-formation
#8
Sławomir Pietrzyk, Teresa Fortuna, Lesław Juszczak, Dorota Gałkowska, Małgorzata Bączkowicz, Maria Łabanowska, Magdalena Kurdziel
This study was aimed at determining the effect of the amylose content of starch and oxidation level of potato starch on the structure of starch granules, and susceptibility to chemical modification (acetylation) and subsequent generation of radicals. Potato starch and waxy potato starch were oxidised with sodium hypochlorite applied in doses corresponding to 10, 20, and 30gCl/kg starch, and then acetylated with acetic acid anhydride. The carboxyl, carbonyl, acetyl groups were determined in modified starches...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803518/a-feminist-intervention-that-hurt-women-biological-differences-ergonomics-and-occupational-health-une-intervention-f%C3%A3-ministe-qui-a-nui-aux-femmes-diff%C3%A3-rences-biologiques-%C3%A3-galit%C3%A3-ergonomie-et-sant%C3%A3-au-travail
#9
Karen Messing
The University of Québec in Montréal has agreements with trade unions providing access to university resources. Researchers involved in this program worked in partnership with union women's and health and safety committees for more than twenty years. Not all studies succeeded in improving women's working conditions. One joint project involved observational studies of tasks done by health-care workers, complemented by interviews and questionnaires. We found that task assignments, movements, postures, and work-related musculoskeletal disorders varied by gender/sex and made recommendations for change...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802988/does-education-play-a-role-in-language-reorganization-after-surgery-in-drug-refractory-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-an-fmri-based-study
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Kapil Chaudhary, Bhargavi Ramanujam, S Senthil Kumaran, P Sarat Chandra, Ashima Nehra Wadhawan, Ajay Garg, Manjari Tripathi
OBJECTIVES: Patients with drug refractory epilepsy (DRE) and a high level of education may differ in their language recovery after surgery. Our aim was to determine whether there were differences in the extent of improvement and pattern of reorganization of language functions on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) after surgery to treat refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) between patients with more than 12 years of formal education versus those with a shorter period of regular schooling...
July 29, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800217/engineering-antibody-reactivity-for-efficient-derivatization-to-generate-nav1-7-inhibitory-gptx-1-peptide-antibody-conjugates
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Kaustav Biswas, Thomas E Nixey, Justin K Murray, James R Falsey, Li Yin, Hantao Liu, Jacinthe Gingras, Brian E Hall, Brad Herberich, Jerry Ryan Holder, Hongyan Li, Joseph Ligutti, Min-Hwa Jasmine Lin, Dong Liu, Brian D Soriano, Marcus Soto, Linh Tran, Christopher M Tegley, Anrou Zou, Kannan Gunasekaran, Bryan D Moyer, Liz Doherty, Les P Miranda
The voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 is a genetically-validated pain target under investigation for the development of analgesics. A therapeutic with a less frequent dosing regimen would be of value for treating chronic pain, however functional NaV1.7 targeting antibodies are not known. In this report we describe NaV1.7 inhibitory peptide-antibody conjugates as an alternate construct for potential prolonged channel blockade through chemical derivatization of engineered antibodies. We previously identified NaV1...
August 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796461/ce-que-peut-la-sociologie
#12
Bernard Lahire
When it is relational, processual, and it articulates the incorporated dispositions of the actors and the contexts of their actions, sociology "desevidentialize," denaturalize, desubstantialize, and historicize the social world by contributing to do away with spontaneous representations that distort the reality of things. Besides, when sociology studies the social at the level of the individuals and individual actions, it destroys the fictions (juridical and philosophical) of the isolated individuals, enclosed on himself, free and fully conscious of everything...
August 2017: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796457/precarity-in-the-nonprofit-employment-services-sector
#13
Carlo Fanelli, Debbie Laliberté Rudman, Rebecca M Aldrich
Drawing on interview and focus group data, this article explores research undertaken as part of a larger research project exploring precarity in the nonprofit employment services sector in a mid-sized Canadian city. We critically survey major legislative changes to Canadian employment and income security policies and programs, including the restructuring of work and labor relations, growth of performance-based contracting-out, erosion of intergovernmental transfers, worker stress, and emotional tolls. Our study's results demonstrate how employment precarity in the nonprofit employment services sector is amplified by top-down and centralized relationships with funding partners and policymaking divorced from the employment experiences of frontline staff...
August 2017: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796452/in-praise-of-sociology
#14
Raewyn Connell
This reflection on the relevance of sociology starts with the different forms of social knowledge, and some autobiographical reflection on my engagement with the discipline. A research-based social science is made urgent by the prevalence of distortion and pseudoscience in the public realm. However, the research-based knowledge formation is embedded in a global economy of knowledge that centers on a privileged group of institutions and produces major imbalances on a world scale. Sociological data collection has important uses in policy and public discussion...
August 2017: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796448/matters-of-scale-sociology-in-and-for-a-complex-world
#15
Olli Pyyhtinen
The article proposes that if sociology is to make sense of a world that is ever more complex and complicated, it is important to reconsider the scale(s) of our relations and actions. Instead of assuming a nested vertical hierarchy of the micro to macro binary, scale should be treated not only as multiple, but also as something produced and sustained in practice. Coming to grips with the complex world, we are living in also necessitates attending to the conduits and connections between various sites, fields, and terrains to which our lives are entangled...
August 2017: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776461/women-s-occupational-health-resisting-when-we-can-sant%C3%A3-des-femmes-au-travail-mobiliser-quand-c-est-encore-possible
#16
Jessica Riel, Johanne Saint-Charles, Karen Messing
The continuing worldwide struggle for decent working conditions is under intense economic, social, and political pressures. Women are particularly affected by these pressures because of their still-tenuous position in the service sector, in lowprestige, low-paid occupations. In addition, their occupational health issues are often overlooked or minimized. Nevertheless, women continue to struggle, as individuals and collectively. This issue describes a number of instances where women in the Québec labor movement have attempted to reconcile equality concerns with protecting their own health...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769580/esophageal-motility-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#17
Eleni Sioka, George Tzovaras, Fotios Tsiopoulos, Dimitris Papamargaritis, Spyros Potamianos, Constantine Chatzitheofilou, Dimitris Zacharoulis
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) modifies the upper gastrointestinal tract motility. Controversial data currently exist. The aim of the study was to evaluate esophageal motility before and after LSG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Morbid obese patients scheduled for LSG underwent reflux symptoms evaluation and manometry preoperatively and postoperatively. The preoperative and postoperative results were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: Eighteen patients were enrolled...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759426/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-quality-of-life-in-egyptian-patients-with-a-stoma
#18
Sherif Boraii
The creation of a stoma changes bodily appearance and function, which can affect quality of life (QOL). A descriptive study using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, an instrument that measures 8 physical and mental health concepts, was conducted to quantify QOL among patients with a stoma and to interpret how stoma creation affects their lives. Participants included a convenience sample of persons served by an outpatient surgery clinic in an Egyptian university hospital in Cairo between August 2013 and January 2015...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753389/feasibility-of-dose-reduced-chest-ct-with-photon-counting-detectors-initial-results-in-humans
#19
Rolf Symons, Amir Pourmorteza, Veit Sandfort, Mark A Ahlman, Tracy Cropper, Marissa Mallek, Steffen Kappler, Stefan Ulzheimer, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Elizabeth C Jones, Ashkan A Malayeri, Les R Folio, David A Bluemke
Purpose To investigate whether photon-counting detector (PCD) technology can improve dose-reduced chest computed tomography (CT) image quality compared with that attained with conventional energy-integrating detector (EID) technology in vivo. Materials and Methods This was a HIPAA-compliant institutional review board-approved study, with informed consent from patients. Dose-reduced spiral unenhanced lung EID and PCD CT examinations were performed in 30 asymptomatic volunteers in accordance with manufacturer-recommended guidelines for CT lung cancer screening (120-kVp tube voltage, 20-mAs reference tube current-time product for both detectors)...
July 28, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750126/association-between-c-reactive-protein-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-les-liaisons-dangereuses
#20
Tiarnán D Keenan, Emily Y Chew
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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