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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443574/parents-attitudes-and-adherence-to-unintentional-injury-prevention-measures-in-ankara-turkey
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Tolga İnce, Songül Yalçın, Kadriye Yurdakök
BACKGROUND: Childhood unintentional injuries are being perceived as a leading public health issue since they are one of the preventable causes of pediatric mortality and morbidity. Whether and how parental factors related to childhood injury are searched insufficiently. So, understanding what parents do to prevent injuries, how well these prevention strategies work, and what encourages these actions is essential to decrease unintentional injury risk and to develop effective injury prevention strategies...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435892/dramatic-improvement-of-crispr-cas9-editing-in-candida-albicans-by-increased-single-guide-rna-expression
#2
Henry Ng, Neta Dean
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat system with CRISPR-associated protein 9 nuclease (CRISPR/Cas9) has emerged as a versatile tool for genome editing in Candida albicans. Mounting evidence from other model systems suggests that the intracellular levels of single guide RNA (sgRNA) limit the efficiency of Cas9-dependent DNA cleavage. Here, we tested this idea and describe a new means of sgRNA delivery that improves previously described methods by ~10-fold. The efficiency of Cas9/sgRNA-dependent cleavage and repair of a single-copy yeast enhanced monomeric red fluorescent protein (RFP) gene was measured as a function of various parameters that are hypothesized to affect sgRNA accumulation, including transcriptional and posttranscriptional processing...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430856/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-rare-genetic-variation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-uk
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Sarah Morgan, Aleksey Shatunov, William Sproviero, Ashley R Jones, Maryam Shoai, Deborah Hughes, Ahmad Al Khleifat, Andrea Malaspina, Karen E Morrison, Pamela J Shaw, Christopher E Shaw, Katie Sidle, Richard W Orrell, Pietro Fratta, John Hardy, Alan Pittman, Ammar Al-Chalabi
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of motor neurons. About 25 genes have been verified as relevant to the disease process, with rare and common variation implicated. We used next generation sequencing and repeat sizing to comprehensively assay genetic variation in a panel of known amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genes in 1126 patient samples and 613 controls. About 10% of patients were predicted to carry a pathological expansion of the C9orf72 gene. We found an increased burden of rare variants in patients within the untranslated regions of known disease-causing genes, driven by SOD1, TARDBP, FUS, VCP, OPTN and UBQLN2...
April 18, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424154/association-between-active-commuting-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-cancer-and-mortality-prospective-cohort-study
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Carlos A Celis-Morales, Donald M Lyall, Paul Welsh, Jana Anderson, Lewis Steell, Yibing Guo, Reno Maldonado, Daniel F Mackay, Jill P Pell, Naveed Sattar, Jason M R Gill
Objective To investigate the association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all cause mortality.Design Prospective population based study. Setting UK Biobank.Participants 263 450 participants (106 674 (52%) women; mean age 52.6), recruited from 22 sites across the UK. The exposure variable was the mode of transport used (walking, cycling, mixed mode v non-active (car or public transport)) to commute to and from work on a typical day.Main outcome measures Incident (fatal and non-fatal) CVD and cancer, and deaths from CVD, cancer, or any causes...
April 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413224/selecting-and-training-opinion-leaders-and-best-practice-collaborators-experience-from-the-canadian-chiropractic-guideline-initiative
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André E Bussières, Michele Maiers, Diane Grondin, Simon Brockhusen
OBJECTIVES: To describe the process for selecting and training chiropractic opinion leaders (OLs) and best practice collaborators (BPCs) to increase the uptake of best practice. METHODS: In Phase 1, OLs were identified using a cross-sectional survey among Canadian chiropractic stakeholders. A 10-member committee ranked nominees. Top-ranked nominees were invited to a training workshop. In Phase 2, a national e-survey was administered to 7200 Canadian chiropractors to identify additional OLs and BPCs...
March 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393681/characterization-of-bacterial-community-structure-in-a-hydrocarbon-contaminated-tropical-african-soil
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Lateef B Salam, Mathew O Ilori, Olukayode O Amund, Yee LiiMien, Hideaki Nojiri
Bacterial community structure in a hydrocarbon-contaminated Mechanical Engineering Workshop (MWO) soil was deciphered using 16S rRNA gene clone library analysis. Four hundred and thirty seven clones cutting across thirteen bacterial phyla were recovered from the soil. The representative bacterial phyla identified from MWO soil are Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi, Acidobacteria, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Planctomycetes, Ignavibacteriae, Spirochaetes, Chlamydiae, Candidatus Saccharibacteria and Parcubacteria...
April 10, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391101/control-of-vocs-from-printing-press-air-emissions-by-anaerobic-bioscrubber-performance-and-microbial-community-of-an-on-site-pilot-unit
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D Bravo, P Ferrero, J M Penya-Roja, F J Álvarez-Hornos, C Gabaldón
A novel process consisted of an anaerobic bioscrubber was studied at the field scale for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from a printing press facility. The pilot unit worked under high fluctuating waste gas emissions containing ethanol, ethyl acetate, and 1-ethoxy-2-propanol as main pollutants, with airflows ranging between 184 and 1253 m(3) h(-1) and an average concentration of 1126 ± 470 mg-C Nm(-3). Three scrubber configurations (cross-flow and vertical-flow packings and spray tower) were tested, and cross-flow packing was found to be the best one...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382385/neighborhood-determinants-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-new-york-city
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Magdalena Cerdá, Vijay Nandi, Victoria Frye, James E Egan, Andrew Rundle, James W Quinn, Daniel Sheehan, Donald R Hoover, Danielle C Ompad, Hong Van Tieu, Emily Greene, Beryl Koblin
PURPOSE: We examined the relationship between economic, physical, and social characteristics of neighborhoods, where men who have sex with men (MSM) lived and socialized, and symptom scores of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). METHODS: Participants came from a cross-sectional study of a population-based sample of New York City MSM recruited in 2010-2012 (n = 1126). Archival and survey-based data were obtained on neighborhoods, where the men lived and where they socialized most often...
April 5, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362751/second-order-nonlinearity-induced-transparency
#9
Y H Zhou, S S Zhang, H Z Shen, X X Yi
In analogy to electromagnetically induced transparency, optomechanically induced transparency was proposed recently in [Science330, 1520 (2010)SCIEAS0036-807510.1126/science.1195596]. In this Letter, we demonstrate another form of induced transparency enabled by second-order nonlinearity. A practical application of the second-order nonlinearity induced transparency is to measure the second-order nonlinear coefficient. Our scheme might find applications in quantum optics and quantum information processing.
April 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359872/microbial-colonization-at-the-implant-abutment-interface-and-its-possible-influence-on-periimplantitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marco Tallarico, Luigi Canullo, Martina Caneva, Mutlu Özcan
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the microbial colonization at the implant-abutment interfaces (IAI) on bone-level implants and to identify possible association with peri-implant conditions. STUDY SELECTION: The focus question aimed to answer whether two-piece osseointegrated implants, in function for at least 1 year, in human, relate to higher bacterial count and the onset of periimplantitis, compared to healthy peri-implant conditions...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359697/a-comparison-of-onlay-versus-inlay-glenoid-component-loosening-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Jeffrey R Gagliano, Sarah M Helms, Gregory P Colbath, Breanne T Przestrzelski, Richard J Hawkins, John D DesJardins
BACKGROUND: Glenoid component loosening is common in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), often resulting from the mechanical interaction of glenohumeral components. This cadaveric study was performed to evaluate and to compare commercially available onlay and inlay glenoid prosthetic designs with respect to loading characteristics and loosening. METHODS: Sixteen prescreened cadaveric shoulders (8 matched pairs) underwent either onlay or inlay TSA. We created a custom glenohumeral loading model and used cycles of 5 mm anterior-posterior humeral translation to simulate a rocking-horse loosening mechanism for all testing...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351907/frequency-predictors-and-implications-of-abnormal-blood-pressure-responses-during-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography
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Sara Abram, Adelaide M Arruda-Olson, Christopher G Scott, Patricia A Pellikka, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Jae K Oh, Alberto Milan, Mohamed M Abidian, Robert B McCully
BACKGROUND: It is not known whether abnormal blood pressure (BP) responses during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) are associated with abnormal test results, nor if such results indicate obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to define the frequency of abnormal BP responses during DSE and their impact on accuracy of test results. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 21 949 patients who underwent DSE at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, grouped by peak systolic BP achieved during the test...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340865/association-of-systemic-inflammation-adiposity-and-metabolic-dysregulation-with-asthma-burden-among-hispanic-adults
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Deepa Rastogi, Molly Jung, Garrett Strizich, Pamela A Shaw, Sonia M Davis, Oana L Klein, Frank J Penedo, Andrew L Ries, Martha L Daviglus, Juan J Moreiras, Matthias A Salathe, Juan C Celedón, Carmen R Isasi, Robert C Kaplan
RATIONALE: Obesity-related asthma is associated with higher disease burden than normal-weight asthma among Hispanics. Adiposity, metabolic dysregulation, and inflammation are all implicated in pathogenesis of obesity-related asthma, but their independent contributions are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the independent contributions of body fat distribution, metabolic abnormalities and inflammation on asthma symptoms and pulmonary function among Hispanics...
April 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328718/validity-of-daily-and-weekly-self-reported-training-load-measures-in-adolescent-athletes
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Padraic J Phibbs, Gregory Roe, Ben Jones, Dale B Read, Jonathon Weakley, Joshua Darrall-Jones, Kevin Till
Phibbs, PJ, Roe, G, Jones, B, Read, DB, Weakley, J, Darrall-Jones, J, and Till, K. Validity of daily and weekly self-reported training load measures in adolescent athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 1121-1126, 2017-The primary aim of the study was to assess the level of agreement between the criterion session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE30min) and a practical measure of a self-reported Web-based training load questionnaire 24 hours after training (sRPE24h) in adolescent athletes. The secondary aim was to assess the agreement between weekly summated sRPE24h values (∑sRPE24h) and a weekly Web-based training diary (sRPEweekly) for all field-based training accumulated on a subsequent training week...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301593/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-south-african-healthcare-workers-regarding-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-influenza-among-hiv-infected-individuals
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Jazmin Duque, Sisanda Gaga, David Clark, Madeleine Muller, Bulenani Kuwane, Cheryl Cohen, Sibongile Walaza, Stefano Tempia, Puleng Ramatoboe, Tsakani Furumele, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Meredith L McMorrow, Adam L Cohen
BACKGROUND: The South African Department of Health (DOH) publishes annual guidelines identifying priority groups, including immunosuppressed individuals and healthcare workers (HCW), for influenza vaccination and treatment. How these guidelines have impacted HCW and their patients, particularly those infected with HIV, remains unknown. METHODS: We aimed to describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding influenza and the vaccine among South African HCW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283875/prevalence-and-correlates-of-patient-reported-symptoms-and-comorbidities-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-a-tertiary-center
#16
Moaath Mustafa Ali, Machelle Moeller, Lisa Rybicki, Halle C F Moore
PURPOSE: Survivorship care is an essential component in the management of cancer patients. Optimal delivery of survivorship care requires an understanding of patient concerns and factors associated with treatment-related symptoms and comorbidities. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study evaluating 34 patient-reported conditions (symptoms and comorbidities) as well as self-reported health habits of stage 0-III breast cancer patients using a questionnaire completed at the time of the initial survivorship visit (SV)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237319/epilepsy-treatment-in-adults-and-adolescents-expert-opinion-2016
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REVIEW
Jerry J Shih, Julia B Whitlock, Nicole Chimato, Emily Vargas, Steven C Karceski, Ryan D Frank
INTRODUCTION: There are over twenty anti-seizure medications and anti-seizure devices available commercially in the United States. The multitude of treatment options for seizures can present a challenge to clinicians, especially those who are not subspecialists in the epilepsy field. Many clinical questions are not adequately answered in double-blind randomized controlled studies. In the presence of a knowledge gap, many clinicians consult a respected colleague with acknowledged expertise in the field...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109045/misoprostol-for-cervical-priming-prior-to-hysteroscopy-in-postmenopausal-and-premenopausal-nulliparous-women-a-multicentre-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
#18
M L Tasma, M Louwerse, W J Hehenkamp, P M Geomini, M Y Bongers, S Veersema, P J van Kesteren, E Tromp, J A Huirne, G C Graziosi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reduction of pain by Misoprostol compared to placebo prior to hysteroscopy in postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women. DESIGN: Randomised multicentre double-blind placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Two Dutch teaching hospitals and one Dutch university medical centre. POPULATION: Postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women undergoing office hysteroscopy. METHODS: Patients were randomised to receive either 400 mcg Misoprostol or placebo 12 and 24 hours before hysteroscopy...
January 21, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089146/factors-associated-with-development-of-coronary-artery-aneurysms-after-kawasaki-disease-are-similar-for-those-treated-promptly-and-those-with-delayed-or-no-treatment
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Mallory L Downie, Cedric Manlhiot, Tanveer H Collins, Nita Chahal, Rae S M Yeung, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: While the risk is reduced, patients may develop coronary artery (CA) aneurysms after Kawasaki disease (KD) despite receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) within 10days of symptom onset. Risk factors for CA aneurysms may differ compared to those patients with delayed or no treatment. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with KD between 1990 and 2013 were included. Patients with maximum coronary artery z-scores>5 were classified as having CA aneurysms. Separate multivariable regression models were used to determine factors associated with CA aneurysms for those with versus without prompt treatment...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058565/gender-hiv-testing-and-stigma-the-association-of-hiv-testing-behaviors-and-community-level-and-individual-level-stigma-in-rural-south-africa-differ-for-men-and-women
#20
Sarah Treves-Kagan, Alison M El Ayadi, Audrey Pettifor, Catherine MacPhail, Rhian Twine, Suzanne Maman, Dean Peacock, Kathleen Kahn, Sheri A Lippman
Stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing in South Africa. Despite being a social construct, most HIV-stigma research focuses on individuals; further the intersection of gender, testing and stigma is yet to be fully explored. We examined the relationship between anticipated stigma at individual and community levels and recent testing using a population-based sample (n = 1126) in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We used multi-level regression to estimate the potential effect of reducing community-level stigma on testing uptake using the g-computation algorithm...
January 5, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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