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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528330/epidemiology-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-cyprus-a-25-year-retrospective-study
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Christiana A Demetriou, Petros M Hadjivasiliou, Kleopas A Kleopa, Yiolanda P Christou, Eleni Leonidou, Theodoros Kyriakides, Eleni Zamba-Papanicolaou
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare, rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease. Despite wide variability in the incidence and prevalence of ALS, there is evidence of positive temporal trends and an increase in incidence with age. The aim of this study was to conduct a detailed epidemiological investigation of ALS in Cyprus. METHODS: All registered Cypriot ALS patients in the Republic of Cyprus from January 1985 until December 2014 were included...
May 20, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526064/seasonal-variation-in-the-prevalence-of-toxocara-eggs-on-children-s-playgrounds-in-the-city-of-hanover-germany
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Annika Kleine, Andrea Springer, Christina Strube
BACKGROUND: Roundworms of the genus Toxocara are worldwide distributed zoonotic parasites of carnivores. Based on case numbers and the potential impact on human health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) categorised toxocarosis as one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases. As contact with contaminated soil, e.g. in sandpits, is considered the primary transmission route, data on playground contamination are needed to assess infection risk for children. Here, playground contamination rates and their seasonal variation in the city of Hanover, Germany, were investigated...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524254/migraine-nurses-in-primary-care-costs-and-benefits
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Jan S P van den Berg, Timothy J Steiner, Petra J L Veenstra, Boudewijn J Kollen
OBJECTIVE: We examined the costs and benefits of introducing migraine nurses into primary care. BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the most costly neurological diseases. METHODS: We analyzed data from our earlier nonrandomized cohort study comparing an intervention group of 141 patients, whose care was supported by nurses trained in migraine management, and a control group of 94 patients receiving usual care. Estimates of per-person direct costs were based on nurses' salaries and referrals to neurologists...
May 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521793/height-inequalities-and-their-change-trends-in-china-during-1985-2010-results-from-6-cross-sectional-surveys-on-children-and-adolescents-aged-7-18%C3%A2-years
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Yong Xu, Lei Hang
BACKGROUND: Great health inequalities have been reported in China over the past few years. Height has been used as an important parameter of health and it may also be distributed unequally in different regions. By studying height data of Chinese children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years, we analyze height inequalities and their change trends during 1985-2010. METHODS: On the base of data from 6 successive cross-sectional surveys of the Chinese National Survey on Student's Constitution and Health(CNSSCH) conducted in 1985,1991,1995,2000,2005 and 2010, we calculated difference of height for children and adolescents aged 7-18 years in different regions...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521154/-the-world-is-upside-down-the-innsbruck-goggle-experiments-of-theodor-erismann-1883-1961-and-ivo-kohler-1915-1985
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Pierre Sachse, Ursula Beermann, Markus Martini, Thomas Maran, Markus Domeier, Marco R Furtner
The "Innsbruck Goggle Experiments" on long-term wearing of reversing mirrors, prismatic and half prismatic goggles, and colored half goggles represent a milestone in research on adaptation (adapting to the introduced "disturbance") and after-effects (after removal of the "disturbance"). By means of these goggles it is, for example, possible to invert or distort the visual field (such as flipping top and bottom or left and right), as well as to observe how individuals learn to change the image back to vertical or recognize left and right...
April 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520854/declines-in-hpv-associated-high-grade-cervical-lesions-after-introduction-of-hpv-vaccines-in-connecticut-us-2008-2015
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Linda M Niccolai, James I Meek, Monica Brackney, James L Hadler, Lynn E Sosa, Daniel M Weinberger
Background: Trends in HPV-associated cervical lesions can provide an indication of vaccine impact. Our purpose was to measure trends in cervical lesions during 2008-2015 and to consider possible explanations including vaccination coverage, changes in screening for cervical cancer, and risk behaviors for acquiring HPV. Methods: Connecticut (CT) implemented mandatory reporting of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2/3 and adenocarcinoma in situ (CIN2+) in 2008...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516196/coupling-dynamics-in-speech-gestures-amplitude-and-rate-influences
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Pascal H H M van Lieshout
Speech is a complex oral motor function that involves multiple articulators that need to be coordinated in space and time at relatively high movement speeds. How this is accomplished remains an important and largely unresolved empirical question. From a coordination dynamics perspective, coordination involves the assembly of coordinative units that are characterized by inherently stable coupling patterns that act as attractor states for task-specific actions. In the motor control literature, one particular model formulated by Haken et al...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514478/trajectories-of-depressive-symptoms-before-diagnosis-of-dementia-a-28-year-follow-up-study
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Archana Singh-Manoux, Aline Dugravot, Agnes Fournier, Jessica Abell, Klaus Ebmeier, Mika Kivimäki, Séverine Sabia
Importance: Neuropsychiatric symptoms, depressive symptoms in particular, are common in patients with dementia but whether depressive symptoms in adulthood increases the risk for dementia remains the subject of debate. Objective: To characterize the trajectory of depressive symptoms over 28 years prior to dementia diagnosis to determine whether depressive symptoms carry risk for dementia. Design, Setting, and Participants: Up to 10 308 persons, aged 35 to 55 years, were recruited to the Whitehall II cohort study in 1985, with the end of follow-up in 2015...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511022/armin-wagner-and-holger-steinberg-neurologie-an-der-universit%C3%A3-t-leipzig-beitr%C3%A3-ge-zur-entwicklung-des-klinischen-fachgebietes-von-1880-bis-1985
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Peter J Koehler
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May 16, 2017: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510616/salvage-high-dose-chemotherapy-in-female-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-germ-cell-tumors-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-european-group-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
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U De Giorgi, S Richard, M Badoglio, E Kanfer, J H Bourrhis, E Nicolas-Virelizier, K Vettenranta, B Lioure, S Martin, P Dreger, M K Schuler, K Thomson, E Scarpi, G Rosti, F Selle, G Mangili, F Lanza, M Bregni
Background: High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation is a standard option for relapsed/refractory testicular germ cell tumor (GCT), but only few data have been reported in female patients with GCT. We conducted a retrospective analysis of female patients with GCT treated with HDC and registered with the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Patients and methods: Between 1985 and 2013, 60 registered female patients with GCT, median age 27 years (range 15-48), were treated with salvage HDC...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506840/characterization-of-genome-segments-2-3-and-6-of-epizootic-hemorrhagic-disease-virus-strains-isolated-in-japan-in-1985-2013-identification-of-their-serotypes-and-geographical-genetic-types
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Hiroaki Shirafuji, Tomoko Kato, Makoto Yamakawa, Toru Tanaka, Yutaka Minemori, Tohru Yanase
We characterized genome segments 2, 3 and 6 (Seg-2, Seg-3 and Seg-6) of 11 Japanese strains of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus (EHDV) isolated in 1985-2013. The Japanese strains were divisible into two groups based on phylogenetic analyses of the nucleotide sequences of Seg-2 and Seg-6. In both of the phylogenetic trees based on Seg-2 and Seg-6, seven of the 11 Japanese strains were grouped together with EHDV-2 and EHDV-7 strains, and the other four Japanese strains were grouped with EHDV-1 strains...
May 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505341/association-of-changes-in-neighborhood-level-racial-residential-segregation-with-changes-in-blood-pressure-among-black-adults-the-cardia-study
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Kiarri N Kershaw, Whitney R Robinson, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Margaret T Hicken, David C Goff, Mercedes R Carnethon, Catarina I Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Ana V Diez Roux
Importance: Despite cross-sectional evidence linking racial residential segregation to hypertension prevalence among non-Hispanic blacks, it remains unclear how changes in exposure to neighborhood segregation may be associated with changes in blood pressure. Objective: To examine the association of changes in neighborhood-level racial residential segregation with changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure over a 25-year period. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational study examined longitudinal data of 2280 black participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a prospective investigation of adults aged 18 to 30 years who underwent baseline examinations in field centers in 4 US locations from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986, and then were re-examined for the next 25 years...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503800/secular-trends-in-australian-school-children-s-sleep-and-perceived-importance-of-sleep-between-1985-and-2013
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James Dollman, Lisa Matricciani, Verity Booth, Sarah Blunden
AIM: To examine secular trends in Australian children's actual sleep time as well as the perceived importance of sleep between 1985-2004-2013. METHODS: Secular trends in children's sleep and their perception of the importance of sleep across three time points 1985 (N=401), 2004 (N=450) and 2013 (N=395), were examined according to socioeconomic status (SES), age and sex. The children self-reported their bed-time, wake-up time and their perceived importance of sleep, among other questions...
May 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502762/clear-cell-odontogenic-carcinoma-diagnostic-difficulties-a-case-report
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Ugo Ordioni, Gauhier Benat, Mehdi Hadj Saïd, Anne Gomez-Brouchet, Cyrille Chossegros, Jean-Hugues Catherine
INTRODUCTION: Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma (COCC) is a rare tumor described by Hansen et al. in 1985. The clinical and radiological manifestations are multiple and the diagnosis is histological. OBSERVATION: A 64 years old patient consulted us for a right mandibular osteolytic lesion associated to a homolateral labial hypoesthesia. A biopsy was performed under local anesthesia. Histology was consistent with a metastatic lesion of clear kidney cell carcinoma, COCC, or odontogenic squamous tumor...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502028/hypoglycemia-following-bariatric-surgery-our-31-year-experience
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Alex D Michaels, J Hunter Mehaffey, W Brenton French, Bruce D Schirmer, Jennifer L Kirby, Peter T Hallowell
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study are to identify the cumulative incidence of post-bariatric surgery hypoglycemia (PBSH), describe its symptomatology, and characterize treatment patterns at a large academic institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent bariatric surgery at a single institution from 1985 to 2015 were identified using a clinical database, administrative billing data identified patients who were treated for hypoglycemia, and chart reviews were performed to make a diagnosis of PBSH based on Whipple's triad...
May 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501481/effect-of-lymphadenectomy-during-radical-nephroureterectomy-in-locally-advanced-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Masaomi Ikeda, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Kazushige Sakaguchi, Daisuke Ishii, Ken-Ichi Tabata, Kazuhiro Kurosawa, Shinji Urakami, Toshikazu Okaneya, Masatsugu Iwamura
BACKGROUND: The role of lymph node dissection (LND) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of LND on clinical outcomes during radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and to determine prognostic factors of survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1985 to 2013, 404 patients with UTUC underwent RNU; 5 patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy were excluded. Among them, 182 (46%) were pathologically negative for lymph node metastasis (pN0), 177 (44%) were non-LND (pNx), and 40 (10%) were positive for lymph nodes metastasis (pN1/2)...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500797/fatal-flea-borne-typhus-in-texas-a-retrospective-case-series-1985-2015
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Emily G Pieracci, Nicole Evert, Naomi A Drexler, Bonny Mayes, Inger Vilcins, Philip Huang, Jill Campbell, Casey Barton Behravesh, Christopher D Paddock
AbstractFlea-borne (murine) typhus is a global rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia typhi. Although flea-borne typhus is no longer nationally notifiable, cases are reported for surveillance purposes in a few U.S. states. The infection is typically self-limiting, but may be severe or life-threatening in some patients. We performed a retrospective review of confirmed or probable cases of fatal flea-borne typhus reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services during 1985-2015. When available, medical charts were also examined...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500141/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-scottish-military-veterans
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Beverly P Bergman, D F Mackay, J P Pell
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is a major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Serving military personnel have previously been shown to be more likely to smoke, and to smoke more heavily, than civilians, but there is no clear consensus as to whether in later life, as veterans, they experience a higher prevalence and mortality from COPD than do non-veterans. We examined the risk of COPD in Scottish veterans and assessed the impact of changes in military smoking. METHODS: Retrospective 30-year cohort study of 56 205 veterans born 1945-1985, and 172 741 people with no record of military service, matched for age, sex and area of residence, using Cox proportional hazard models to examine the association between veteran status, birth cohort, length of service and risk of COPD resulting in hospitalisation or death...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499713/long-term-outcomes-of-oesophageal-atresia-without-or-with-proximal-tracheooesophageal-fistula-gross-types-a-and-b
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A I Koivusalo, S J Sistonen, H G Lindahl, R J Rintala, M P Pakarinen
PURPOSE: Because of an extended gap between esophageal pouches a variety of methods are employed to treat oesophageal atresia (OA) without (type A) or with (type B) proximal tracheooesophageal fistula. This retrospective observational study describes their single centre long-term outcomes from 1947 to 2014. METHODS: Of 693 patients treated for OA 68 (9.7%) had type A (n=58, 8.3%) or B (n=10, 1.4%). Hospital records were reviewed. Main outcome measures were survival and oral intake...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493061/chronotype-physical-activity-and-sport-performance-a-systematic-review
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Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Andi Weydahl
BACKGROUND: Many variables related to sport have been shown to have circadian rhythms. Chronotype is the expression of circadian rhythmicity in an individual, and three categories of chronotype are defined: morning types (M-types), evening types (E-types), and neither types (N-types). M-types show earlier peaks of several psychophysiological variables during the day than E-types. The effect of chronotype on athletic performance has not been extensively investigated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present review was to study the effect of chronotype on athletic performance and the psychophysiological responses to physical activity...
May 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
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