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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244822/alcohol-consumption-and-breast-cancer-specific-and-all-cause-mortality-in-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-at-the-new-york-site-of-the-breast-cancer-family-registry
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Nur Zeinomar, Ashley Thai, Ann J Cloud, Jasmine A McDonald, Yuyan Liao, Mary Beth Terry
PURPOSE: Alcohol consumption is an established and important risk factor for breast cancer incidence in the general population. However, the relationship between alcohol and mortality among women with breast cancer is less clear. This study examines the effect of alcohol consumption on mortality in women affected with breast cancer at baseline from a high-risk family breast and ovarian cancer registry. METHODS: We studied 1116 women affected with breast cancer at baseline from the Metropolitan New York Registry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200610/investigations-of-medium-temperature-heat-treatments-to-achieve-low-outgassing-rates-in-stainless-steel-ultrahigh-vacuum-chambers
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Makfir Sefa, James A Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt
The authors investigated the outgassing rates and fluxes of vacuum chambers constructed from common 304L stainless steel vacuum components and subjected to heat treatments. Our goal was to obtain H2 outgassing flux on the order of 10-11 Pa l s-1cm-2 or better from standard stainless steel vacuum components readily available from a variety of manufacturers. The authors found that a medium-temperature bake in the range of 400 to 450°C, performed with the interior of the chamber under vacuum, was sufficient to produce the desired outgassing flux...
July 2017: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176827/who-is-more-likely-to-be-obese-or-overweight-among-siblings-a-nationally-representative-study-in-rural-china
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Jiajin Hu, Ning Ding, Shihan Zhen, Yang Liu, Deliang Wen
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine the association between sibling rank and childhood obesity among children ≤ 5 years of age in rural China, and to investigate the effect of child gender and the obesity status of other siblings on this association. METHODS: Data from the China Family Panel Studies, a nationally representative survey, was used for the analysis. Sibling rank was defined as the birth order of all children with the same biological mother...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175130/urinary-incontinence-is-strongly-associated-with-depression-in-middle-aged-and-older-korean-women-data-from-the-korean-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
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Young-Mee Lim, Sa Ra Lee, Eun Ji Choi, Kyungah Jeong, Hye Won Chung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between urinary incontinence (UI) and depression in middle-aged and older Korean women. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 1116 participants diagnosed with UI among 7486 respondents were included in this study, using data from a well-established survey that investigated a nationally representative population: the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA). Computer-assisted personal interviewing was used to assess the status of UI and depression...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157340/mindful-application-of-aviation-practices-in-healthcare
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Nicole Powell-Dunford, Peter A Brennan, Mohammad Farhad Peerally, Narinder Kapur, Jonny M Hynes, Peter D Hodkinson
INTRODUCTION: Evidence supports the efficacy of incorporating select recognized aviation practices and procedures into healthcare. Incident analysis, debrief, safety brief, and crew resource management (CRM) have all been assessed for implementation within the UK healthcare system, a world leader in aviation-based patient safety initiatives. Mindful application, in which aviation practices are specifically tailored to the unique healthcare setting, show promise in terms of acceptance and long-term sustainment...
December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141059/a-retrospective-study-on-efficacy-of-pulsed-dye-laser-and-intense-pulsed-light-for-the-treatment-of-facial-telangiectasia
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Lin Gao, Ni Gao, Wenting Song, Erle Dang, Rong Yin, Li Wang, Gang Wang
<p>Both pulsed dye laser (PDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems have been demonstrated to be effective for treatment of facial telangiectasia, however there have been very few comparative studies between both treatments involving purely Asian patient populations. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to compare the efficacy of PDL and IPL systems for the treatment of facial telangiectasia. A total of 416 patients with facial telangiectasia who were treated by PDL or IPLs in our department from August 2012 to March 2015 were included in this study...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135394/real-life-profile-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-in-turkey
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Zeynep Mısırlıgil, Arif Çımrın, Hakan Günen, Tevfik Özlü, Aykut Çilli, Levent Akyıldız, Hasan Bayram, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Esra Uzaslan, Öznur Abadoğlu, Mecit Suerdem
Introduction: Despite the presentation of similar symptoms, the airway diseases have different underlying pathophysiological processes and must be distinguished to enable the administration of appropriate treatment. In several studies the clinician- and patient-related causes of poor compliance to treatment in asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have been evaluated. This study aimed to determine the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of newly diagnosed treatment-naïve asthma and COPD patients in Turkey...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131662/isoniazid-monoresistance-and-rate-of-culture-conversion-among-confirmed-tuberculosis-patients-in-the-state-of-georgia-2009-2014
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Argita D Salindri, Rose-Marie F Sales, Lauren DiMiceli, Marcos C Schechter, Russell R Kempker, Matthew J Magee
RATIONALE: Isoniazid-monoresistant tuberculosis (INH-monoresistant TB) is the most common drug-resistant TB type in the US; however, its impact on TB treatment outcomes is not clear. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to understand: 1) factors associated with INH-monoresistant TB and 2) the association between INH-monoresistance and response to TB treatment. METHODS: We studied all patients with TB aged ≥15 years reported to the Georgia State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SENDSS) from 2009-2014...
November 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109705/complete-genome-sequence-of-vibrio-campbellii-lmb-29-isolated-from-red-drum-with-four-native-megaplasmids
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Jinxin Liu, Zhe Zhao, Yiqing Deng, Yan Shi, Yupeng Liu, Chao Wu, Peng Luo, Chaoqun Hu
Vibrio spp. are the most common pathogens for animals reared in aquaculture. Vibrio campbellii, which is often involved in shrimp, fish and mollusks diseases, is widely distributed in the marine environment worldwide, but our knowledge about its pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance is very limited. The existence of this knowledge gap is at least partially because that V. campbellii was originally classified as Vibrio harveyi, and the detailed information of its comparative genome analysis to other Vibrio spp...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105051/tumour-bed-boost-radiotherapy-for-women-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Isabelle Kindts, Annouschka Laenen, Tom Depuydt, Caroline Weltens
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving therapy, involving breast-conserving surgery followed by whole-breast irradiation and optionally a boost to the tumour bed, is a standard therapeutic option for women with early-stage breast cancer. A boost to the tumour bed means that an extra dose of radiation is applied that covers the initial tumour site. The rationale for a boost of radiotherapy to the tumour bed is that (i) local recurrence occurs mostly at the site of the primary tumour because remaining microscopic tumour cells are most likely situated there; and (ii) radiation can eliminate these causative microscopic tumour cells...
November 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084020/use-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-nonischaemic-cardiomyopathy-a-u-turn
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Fiorenzo Gaita, Davide Castagno, Matteo Anselmino
: Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in primary prevention has been shown to reduce the risk of death among patients with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) due to ischaemic cardiomyopathy. However, among patients with heart failure and severe LVSD who do not have coronary artery disease, the evidence of ICD benefit is less robust. As a matter of fact, data supporting the use of ICD in such patients are limited to a few randomized controlled clinical trials that included a small number of patients, subgroup analysis of larger trials or meta-analysis...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079677/can-we-predict-development-of-impulsive-compulsive-behaviours-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Lucia Ricciardi, Christian Lambert, Rosa De Micco, Francesca Morgante, Mark Edwards
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and structural imaging predictors of impulsive-compulsive behaviour (ICB) in de novo Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: From a cohort of 1116 subjects from the Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiative database, we created a subcohort of 42 de novo PD without ICB at baseline with available 3T MRI and who developed ICB during follow-up. PD-ICB were matched for age, gender and disease duration to 42 patients with PD without ICB over follow-up (PD-no-ICB) and 42 healthy controls (HCs)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069836/genetic-analysis-of-the-vitamin-d-receptor-start-codon-polymorphism-foki-in-cervical-vertebra-and-lumbar-spine-pathologies-a-meta-analysis
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Xinyu Hu, Min Liu, Yanjun Ni, Guolong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) FokI polymorphism has been reported to influence the risk of spinal diseases. However, several studies suggest inconsistent results. Therefore, we performed this analysis to reveal the accurate relationship between VDR FokI polymorphism and spinal diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 8 articles accord with the strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. 1116 cases and 1263 controls are entered into this analysis. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) are calculated to evaluate the association between VDR gene polymorphism and spinal diseases...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024973/re-employment-job-quality-health-and-allostatic-load-biomarkers-prospective-evidence-from-the-uk-household-longitudinal-study
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Tarani Chandola, Nan Zhang
Background: There is little evidence on whether becoming re-employed in poor quality work is better for health and well-being than remaining unemployed. We examined associations of job transition with health and chronic stress-related biomarkers among a population-representative cohort of unemployed British adults. Methods: A prospective cohort of 1116 eligible participants aged 35 to 75 years, who were unemployed at wave 1 (2009/10) of the UK Household Longitudinal Study, were followed up at waves 2 (2010/11) and 3 (2011/12) for allostatic load biomarkers and self-reported health...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023169/associations-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-with-vision-threatening-diabetic-retinopathy-in-indonesian-population-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-jogjakarta-eye-diabetic-study-in-the-community-joged-com
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D P Dharmastuti, A N Agni, F Widyaputri, S Pawiroranu, Z M Sofro, F S Wardhana, S Haryanto, T W Widayanti, S Kotha, P Gupta, M B Sasongko
PURPOSE: To investigate the association of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in type 2 diabetes adults. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study of adults with type 2 diabetes. DR was assessed from disc- and macula-centred fundus photograph, and categorised into mild, moderate non-proliferative DR (NPDR), and Vision-Threatening DR (VTDR). Worse eye was used to determine the person's DR severity. PA was assessed using WHO Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)...
October 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021116/efficacy-of-a-technology-based-integrated-smoking-cessation-and-alcohol-intervention-for-smoking-cessation-in-adolescents-results-of-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Severin Haug, Raquel Paz Castro, Tobias Kowatsch, Andreas Filler, Michael P Schaub
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of a technology-based integrated smoking cessation and alcohol intervention versus a smoking cessation only intervention in adolescents. METHODS: This was a two-arm, parallel-group, cluster-randomised controlled trial with assessments at baseline and six months follow-up. Subjects in both groups received tailored mobile phone text messages to support smoking cessation for 3months, and the option of registering for a program incorporating strategies for smoking cessation centred around a self-defined quit date...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020837/evaluating-the-completeness-of-the-national-als-registry-united-states
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Wendy E Kaye, Laurie Wagner, Ruoming Wu, Paul Mehta
Our objective was to evaluate the completeness of the United States National ALS Registry (Registry). We compared persons with ALS who were passively identified by the Registry with those actively identified in the State and Metropolitan Area ALS Surveillance project. Cases in the two projects were matched using a combination of identifiers, including, partial social security number, name, date of birth, and sex. The distributions of cases from the two projects that matched/did not match were compared and Chi-square tests conducted to determine statistical significance...
October 11, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994730/prlpaat4-a-putative-lysophosphatidic-acid-acyltransferase-from-paeonia-rockii-plays-an-important-role-in-seed-fatty-acid-biosynthesis
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Qingyu Zhang, Rui Yu, Daoyang Sun, Zhangzhen Bai, Hong Li, Liang Xue, Yanlong Zhang, Lixin Niu
Lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases (LPAATs) are essential for the acylation of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and the synthesis of phosphatidic acid (PA), a key intermediate in the synthesis of membrane phospholipids and storage lipids. Here, a putative lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase gene, designated PrLPAAT4, was isolated from seed unsaturated fatty acid (UFA)-rich P. rockii. The complete PrLPAAT4 cDNA contained a 1116-bp open reading frame (ORF), encoding a 42.9 kDa protein with 371 amino acid residues...
October 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988429/homozygous-indel-mutation-in-cdh11-as-the-probable-cause-of-elsahy-waters-syndrome
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Ekim Z Taskiran, Beren Karaosmanoglu, Can Koşukcu, Özlem A Doğan, Hande Taylan-Şekeroğlu, Pelin Ö Şimşek-Kiper, Eda G Utine, Koray Boduroğlu, Mehmet Alikaşifoğlu
Two sisters from a consanguineous couple were seen in genetics department for facial dysmorphic features and glaucoma. They both had broad foreheads, hypertelorism, megalocorneas, thick eyebrows with synophrys, flat malar regions, broad and bulbous noses, and mild prognathism. Both had glaucoma, younger one also had cataracts and phthisis bulbi. Other findings included bilateral partial cutaneous syndactyly of 2nd and 3rd fingers, history of impacted teeth with dentigerous cyst in the elder one, and intellectual disability (mild and borderline)...
December 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987740/longer-term-results-z-scores-and-decision-nomograms-for-treatment-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-1693-bicuspid-aortic-valve-operations
#20
Hans-Hinrich Sievers, Sina Stock, Ulrich Stierle, Stefan Klotz, Efstratios I Charitos, Michael Diwoky, Doreen Richardt
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to fine-tune the decision making for ascending aorta treatment in bicuspid aortic valve surgery. METHODS: A total of 1693 patients with a primary indication for aortic valve surgery were investigated retrospectively with respect to a multifactorial decision-making policy including the z score and the clinical outcome in relation to different techniques for ascending aorta treatment (no intervention n = 1116; intervention n = 577 either by ascending aorta replacement n = 404 or aortoplasty n = 173)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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