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Prabha R Nair, Revathy S Ajayakumar, Liji Mary David, Imran A Girach, Kavitha Mottungan
This paper presents the first observational results from an Indian station on the long-term changes in surface ozone (O3 )-a major environmental pollutant and green house gas-over a period of about 40 years. It is based on the in situ measurements carried out during 1973-1975, 1983-1985, 1997-1998 and 2004-2014 at the tropical coastal station, Thiruvananthapuram. From 1973 to 1997, surface O3 shows a slow increase of ~ 0.1 ppb year-1 and a faster increase of 0.4 ppb year-1 afterwards till 2009 after which it showed a levelling off till 2012 followed by a minor decrease...
March 14, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Jonny K Andersson, Martina Åhlén, Daniel Andernord
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the outcome of open versus arthroscopic repair of injuries of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). METHODS: An electronic literature search of articles published between January 1, 1985, and May 26, 2016, in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was carried out in May 2016 and updated in March and December 2017. Studies comparing open and arthroscopic repair of TFCC injury with a mean follow up of more than 1 year were eligible for inclusion...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Pashko R Camaj, Joseph H Graziano, Emine Preteni, Dusan Popovac, Nancy LoIacono, Olgica Balac, Pam Factor-Litvak
Background and Aims: Epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between environmental lead (Pb) exposure and blood pressure (BP) generally report small associations between blood lead concentration (BPb) and BP. However, these studies are predominantly cross-sectional. In addition, no epidemiologic studies evaluate associations between either current or past Pb exposure and serum levels of markers of systemic inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, including soluble vascular adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) and soluble intercellular cell adhesion molecule (sICAM-1)...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
L E Stewart, T L Beck, N V Giannakopoulos, M H Rendi, C Isacson, B A Goff
OBJECTIVES: Low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LG-ESS) is a rare cancer with an indolent course. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of adjuvant hormonal suppression (HT) with or without oophorectomy (BSO) in prolonging progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with LG-ESS. METHODS: We performed a multi-institutional retrospective review of patients treated for low grade LG-ESS from 1985 to 2014. Demographics, treatment and recurrence data were abstracted from medical records...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Christina Enciso Holm, Christian Bardram, Anja Falk Riecke, Peter Horstmann, Michael Mørk Petersen
PURPOSE: Previous studies reported variable outcome and failure rates after mega-prosthetic reconstructions in the lower extremities. The purpose of this study was to make a long-term single-center evaluation of patients treated with limb-sparing surgery and reconstruction with mega-prostheses in the lower extremities. METHODS: We identified 50 patients (osteosarcoma (n = 30), chondrosarcoma (n = 9), osteoclastoma (n = 6), Ewing sarcoma (n = 4), angiosarcoma (n = 1)), who underwent limb-sparing reconstruction of the lower extremities (proximal femur (n = 9), distal femur (n = 29), proximal tibia (n = 9), and the entire femur (n = 3)) between 1985 and 2005...
March 12, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Aimee Medeiros, Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
In recent years, historians have turned their attention to the emergence of anti-aging medicine, suggesting that this interest group coalesced in the wake of widespread availability of recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) after 1985. We take a longer view of modern anti-aging medicine, unearthing a nexus of scientific, medical, and cultural factors that developed over several decades in the twentieth century to produce circumstances conducive to the emergence of this medical sub-specialty established on the premise of the anti-aging effects of HGH...
February 24, 2018: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
T Trinh, M L Kavvas, K Ishida, A Ercan, Z Q Chen, M L Anderson, C Ho, T Nguyen
Soil properties play an important role in watershed hydrology and environmental modeling. In order to model realistic hydrologic processes, it is necessary to obtain compatible soil data. This study introduces a new method that integrates global soil databases with land use/land cover (LULC) databases to better represent saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) which is one of the most important soil properties in hydrologic modeling. The Ks is modified by means of uniting physical infiltration mechanisms with hydrologic soil-LULC complexes from lookup tables from USDA-SCS (1985)...
March 8, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Timothy L Surman, Robert G Stuklis, Justin C Chan
BACKGROUND: Multiple case studies have suggested that video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) reduces the occurrence and frequency of symptoms in long QT syndrome (LQTS) [1,2,3]. To date there has not been a literature review to report on the short-term and long-term outcomes of this procedure. Our primary aims are to review the literature findings on the clinical outcomes of VATS sympathectomy for long QT and present a local centre case report on the outcomes of T2-T5 sympathectomy...
February 13, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Netta Weinstein, Nicole Legate, William S Ryan, Laura Hemmy
OBJECTIVE: Work on longevity has found protective social, cognitive and emotional factors, but to date we have little understanding of the impact of motivational dynamics. Autonomy orientation, or stable patterns of self-regulation, is theorized to be a protective factor for long-term mental and physical health (Ryan & Deci, 2017), and is therefore a prime candidate for examining how stable psychosocial factors are linked to longevity, or life expectancy. METHOD: Essays written in the 1930s by participants in the Nun Study were coded for indicators of an autonomy orientation...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Personality
Kara M Whitaker, Katherine H Ingram, Duke Appiah, Wanda K Nicholson, Wendy L Bennett, Cora E Lewis, Jared P Reis, Pamela J Schreiner, Erica P Gunderson
PURPOSE: To assess the associations of pre-pregnancy cardiorespiratory fitness, moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), and time spent watching television with subsequent development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: Participants were 1,333 women enrolled in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study who did not have diabetes either at baseline (1985-86) or prior to births occurring after baseline. Baseline fitness was estimated using a graded symptom-limited maximal exercise treadmill test and expressed in metabolic equivalent (MET) units...
March 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Stephanie E Bonn, Matt J Barnett, Mark Thornquist, Gary Goodman, Marian L Neuhouser
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between BMI (kg/m) and prostate cancer risk. BMI is a modifiable lifestyle factor and may provide a unique opportunity for primary prevention of prostate cancer if a causal association exists. Data from 11 886 men from the Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET, 1985-1996 with active follow-up through 2005) comprising current and former heavy smokers were analyzed. CARET was a multicenter randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled chemoprevention trial testing daily supplementation of 30 mg β-carotene+25 000 IU retinyl palmitate for primary prevention of lung cancer...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Jade Brown, Wyn G Lewis, Antonio Foliaki, Geoffrey W B Clark, Guy R J C Blackshaw, David S Y Chan
BACKGROUND: Colonic interposition is a second-line option after oesophagectomy when a gastric neo-oesophagus is not viable. There is no consensus on the optimum anatomical colonic conduit (right or left), or route of placement (posterior mediastinal, retrosternal or subcutaneous). The aim of this review was to determine the optimum site and route of neo-oesophageal conduit after adult oesophagectomy. METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library (January 1985 to January 2017) were systematically searched for studies which reported outcomes following colonic interposition in adults...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Trine Moholdt, Carl J Lavie, Javaid Nauman
BACKGROUND: Individuals with coronary heart disease (CHD) are recommended to be physically active and to maintain a healthy weight. There is a lack of data on how long-term changes in body mass index (BMI) and physical activity (PA) relate to mortality in this population. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the associations among changes in BMI, PA, and mortality in individuals with CHD. METHODS: The authors studied 3,307 individuals (1,038 women) with CHD from the HUNT (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study) with examinations in 1985, 1996, and 2007, followed until the end of 2014...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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Objective: To investigate and analyze the status of physical growth and its change in children under 7 years of age in 9 cities of China, and to provide scientific data for renewing and developing the new growth reference of Chinese children. Methods: Data of healthy children under 7 years of age were collected by stratified cluster sampling method in Beijing, Harbin, Xi'an, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Kunming during the period from June to November in 2015. They were divided into 22 age groups...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Go Noguchi, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masataka Taguri, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Yoko Saito, Sachi Fukui, Masato Yasui, Takashi Tokita, Taku Mitome, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Koichi Abe, Daiki Ueno, Kazuhiro Namura, Susumu Umemoto, Akitoshi Takizawa, Junichi Ohta, Teiichiro Ueki, Takeshi Watanabe, Kazuki Kobayashi, Keiichi Kondo, Takeshi Kishida, Hitomi Kanno, Kazuo Kitami, Takeharu Yamanaka, Masahiro Yao
We investigated time-dependent changes in the relapse features of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after curative surgery. Between 1985 and 2015, 1398 patients with RCC (1226 clear cell RCC, 89 papillary RCC, and 53 chromophobe RCC) underwent curative surgery at Yokohama City University Hospital and its affiliated hospitals. We retrospectively reviewed the clinicopathologic factors of patients with relapse after surgery. Median follow-up was 56.3 months. Recurrence occurred in 245 patients (217 clear cell RCC, 12 papillary RCC, and 3 chromophobe RCC)...
March 7, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Julie Schanz, Naciye Cevik, Christa Fonatsch, Friederike Braulke, Katayoon Shirneshan, Ulrike Bacher, Detlef Haase
Clonal cytogenetic evolution (CE) (i.e., acquisition of new chromosomal aberrations over time) is relevant for the progression of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). We performed detailed analysis of CE in 729 patients with MDS and related disorders. Patients with CE showed shorter survival (median OS 18.0 versus 53.9 months; P < 0.01), higher leukemic transformation rate (48.0% versus 21.4%; P < 0.01) and shorter intervals to leukemic transformation (P < 0.01). Two main CE patterns were detected: early versus late CE (median onset 5...
March 7, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
Jaakko Harkko, Marianna Virtanen, Anne Kouvonen
Background: Unemployment in early adulthood is associated with higher rate of disability due to common mental disorders (CMDs). We investigated to what extent the association between unemployment and sub-sequent long-term sickness absence due to CMDs is direct or whether it is dependent on accumulation of mental health problems and socioeconomic disadvantage. Methods: In this longitudinal study, a population-based 60% sample of Finnish young adults born between 1983 and 1985 (N = 116 878) was followed up for the incidence of CMDs from 2006 to 2010...
March 3, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
R Clèries, A Ameijide, M Buxó, J M Martínez, R Marcos-Gragera, M-L Vilardell, M Carulla, Y Yasui, M Vilardell, J A Espinàs, J M Borràs, J Galceran, À Izquierdo
BACKGROUND: We provide population-based long-term survival indicators of breast cancer patients by quantifying the observed survival, and the probabilities of death due to breast cancer and to other causes by age and tumor stage at diagnosis. METHODS: We included a total of 10,195 female patients diagnosed before 85 years with invasive primary breast cancer in Girona and Tarragona during the periods 1985-1994 and 1995-2004 and followed-up until December 31st 2014...
March 6, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Pascal Moreau
For many years the Hueter anterior approach has been performed exclusively in Paris. Robert and Jean Judet described it for the first time in 1950 in relation to total hip arthroplasty. They started using an orthopaedic surgery table in 1985. The approach was only taught within the capital's orthopaedic units and was relatively unknown before. In the last 10 years there has been widespread renewed interest in this approach which preserves the muscles. The technique is described in detail with its tricks and risks...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Janin Glaenzer, Martin F Peter, Gregor Hagelueken
In 1985, the first X-ray structure of a membrane protein was determined. Today, more than 30 years later, many more structures have been solved. Nevertheless, studying the structure of membrane proteins remains a very challenging task. Due to their inherent conformational flexibility, having a single X-ray structure is usually only the first step towards truly understanding the function of these dynamic molecules. For this reason, additional methods are needed that can provide complementary information, especially about conformational flexibility...
March 3, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
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