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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438901/systolic-blood-pressure-and-vascular-disease-in-men-aged-65-years-and-over-the-hims-health-in-men-study
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Ben Lacey, Jonathan Golledge, Bu B Yeap, Sarah Lewington, Kieran A McCaul, Paul E Norman, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo P Almeida, Graeme J Hankey
There is uncertainty about the relation between blood pressure and vascular disease at older age. We assessed the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and major vascular events in a prospective cohort study of 7564 men aged 65 to 94 years, recruited in 1996-1999 from the general population in Perth, Western Australia. SBP was measured at baseline and again at resurvey in 2001-2004. Participants were monitored for fatal and nonfatal vascular events. To limit the effect of reverse causality, analyses were restricted to men without previous vascular disease at baseline...
April 24, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424145/-we-didn-t-have-to-dance-around-it-opt-out-hiv-testing-among-homeless-and-marginalised-patients
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Stacy Leidel, Gavin Leslie, Duncan Boldy, Andrew Davies, Sonya Girdler
This study explored opt-out HIV testing in an Australian general practice. The aims were to: (1) determine the effect of the opt-out approach on the number of HIV tests performed; and (2) explore the acceptability of opt-out HIV testing from the healthcare providers' perspective. A prospective mixed-methods study of opt-out HIV testing over a 2-year period (March 2014-March 2016) was conducted. Implementation was based on a theoretical framework that was developed specifically for this study. The setting was Homeless Healthcare, a health service in Perth, Western Australia...
April 20, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418590/control-of-biofouling-by-xanthine-oxidase-on-seawater-reverse-osmosis-membranes-from-a-desalination-plant-enzyme-production-and-screening-of-bacterial-isolates-from-the-full-scale-plant
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Veena Nagaraj, Lucy Skillman, Dan Li, Zhangwang Xie, Goen Ho
Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. Biological control has been largely ignored for biofouling control. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of xanthine oxidase enzyme against complex fouling communities and then identify naturally occurring bacterial strains that produce the free radical generating enzyme...
April 18, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418086/general-dentists-use-of-diagnostic-equipment-and-methods
#4
Chin-Hang Kong, Michelle Davis, Kathryn Fong, Paul V Abbott
An accurate diagnosis is essential for making treatment decisions in dentistry. However, little research is available as to which tests are done routinely and how commonly they are performed. The purpose of this study was to investigate diagnostic methods and equipment used by general dentists in private practice in Perth. The study involved a retrospective audit of 30 patient records from seven individual general dentists working in private practices in the Perth Metropolitan area. De-identification of patient records was done prior to the researchers' visit...
April 18, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408155/arthroscopic-capsular-plication-and-labral-seal-restoration-in-borderline-hip-dysplasia-2-year-clinical-outcomes-in-55-cases
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Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Nader Darwish, Timothy J Martin, Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, Parth Lodhia, Benjamin G Domb
PURPOSE: To report clinical outcomes in patients with borderline dysplasia undergoing an arthroscopic technique of labral seal restoration with minimal acetabular rim resection and capsular plication. METHODS: Patients younger than 40 years with a lateral center-edge angle of 18° greater and 25° or less and 2-year follow-up after undergoing an arthroscopic technique of labral seal restoration with minimal rim resection (≤2 mm) and capsular plication (3-5 sutures placed in an oblique orientation to create an imbrication and inferior shift) were included...
April 10, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401702/confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-sleep-disturbance-scale-for-children-sdsc-in-a-clinical-sample-of-children-and-adolescents
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Angela M Marriner, Carmela Pestell, Donna M Bayliss, Marie McCann, Romola S Bucks
The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children was developed as a parent-report measure to screen for sleep disturbances within the preceding 6 months. Notably, the scale was developed using a sample of typically developing children and children with sleep disorders. The aim of this study was to factor analyse the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children using a clinical sample of children with a range of neuropsychological conditions and co-morbidities, and determine whether the original six-factor structure was retained...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401558/2016-ranzcog-ian-mcdonald-memorial-oration-the-whole-nine-months-lasts-a-lifetime-delivered-at-ranzcog-annual-scientific-meeting-perth-17-th-october-2016
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John P Newnham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400880/arthroscopic-findings-in-anterior-shoulder-instability
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Michael Hantes, Vasilios Raoulis
BACKGROUND: In the last years, basic research and arthroscopic surgery, have improved our understanding of shoulder anatomy and pathology. It is a fact that arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability has evolved considerably over the past decades. The aim of this paper is to present the variety of pathologies that should be identified and treated during shoulder arthroscopy when dealing with anterior shoulder instability cases. METHODS: A review of the current literature regarding arthroscopic shoulder anatomy, anatomic variants, and arthroscopic findings in anterior shoulder instability, is presented...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394688/distance-between-the-malleoli-and-the-grounda-new-clinical-method-to-measure-leg-length-discrepancy
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Estela Gomez Aguilar, Águeda Gómez Domínguez, Carolina Peña-Algaba, José M Castillo-López
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work is to introduce a useful method for the clinical diagnosis of leg-length inequality: distance between the malleoli and the ground (DMG). METHODS: A transversal observational study was performed on 17 patients with leg-length discrepancy. Leg-length inequality was determined with different clinical methods: with a tape measure in a supine position from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the internal and external malleoli, as the difference between the iliac crests when standing (pelvimeter), and as asymmetry between ASISs (PALpation Meter [PALM]; A&D Medical Products Healthcare, San Jose, California)...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385931/total-hip-arthroplasty-using-a-monobloc-cementless-femoral-stem-for-patients-with-childhood-perthes-disease
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K H Lee, W-L Jo, Y C Ha, Y K Lee, S B Goodman, K H Koo
AIMS: Modular or custom-made femoral components have been preferred for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with a history of Perthes' disease because of the distortion in the anatomy of the proximal femur. However, it has not been established whether a monobloc cementless stem will fit the distorted proximal femur or whether the results of the procedure are satisfactory in this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 68 consecutive patients who had undergone THA for childhood Perthes' disease between June 2003 and December 2008...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345285/enhancing-oral-health-for-better-mental-health-exploring-the-views-of-mental-health-professionals
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Clair Scrine, Angela Durey, Linda Slack-Smith
The association between oral health, self-esteem and quality of life is well established yet there is limited research on the impact of addressing the poor oral health of people living with mental health disorders. Greater consideration is warranted on how enhancing oral health in the course of mental healthcare might reduce the burden of a person's ill health. The role of mental health professionals is important in this regard yet uncertainty persists about the role these providers can and should play in promoting oral health care for people with mental health disorders...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337818/exploration-of-information-and-support-needs-in-relation-to-health-concerns-diet-and-physical-activity-in-colorectal-cancer-survivors
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S J Hardcastle, C Maxwell-Smith, M S Hagger, M O'Connor, C Platell
The purpose of the current study was to explore colorectal cancer survivors' information and support needs in relation to health concerns and health behaviour change. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with participants who had completed active treatment for cancer within the previous 2 years. Participants were colorectal cancer survivors (N = 24, men = 11, women = 13 M, age = 69.38 years, SD = 4.19) recruited from a hospital in Perth, Australia on the basis that they had existing morbidities that put them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334547/origin-of-cam-morphology-in-femoroacetabular-impingement
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William Z Morris, Ryan T Li, Raymond W Liu, Michael J Salata, James E Voos
Cam morphology of the proximal femur is an abnormal contour of the femoral head-neck junction present in approximately 15% to 25% of the asymptomatic population, predominantly in males. Alpha angle and femoral head-neck offset ratio are 2 objective measurement tools that define cam morphology. Both primary (idiopathic) and secondary cam deformity develops through distinct mechanisms. The cause of primary (idiopathic) cam morphology remains incompletely understood. Mounting evidence suggests that idiopathic cam morphology develops during adolescence through alterations in the capital femoral epiphysis in response to participation in vigorous sporting activity...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326047/preventing-internalizing-problems-in-young-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-feelings-and-friends-year-3-program-with-a-motor-skills-component
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Ruhamah G Tennant, Katie K Martin, Rosanna Rooney, Sharinaz Hassan, Robert T Kane
Anxiety and depression are common mental health problems experienced by children in Australia. The impact of these internalizing disorders is pervasive, affecting many areas of life. By the time problems have been detected in children they can be severe in nature and harder to treat. Hence, early intervention is of utmost importance. Despite the existence of numerous prevention programs for children, there is limited empirical evidence for a program that has an impact on symptoms of both anxiety and depression...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295745/does-alcohol-outlet-density-differ-by-area-level-disadvantage-in-metropolitan-perth
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Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Matthew Knuiman, Georgina Trapp, Lisa Wood
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Research suggests that there are area-level disparities in alcohol outlets, with greater density in disadvantaged areas. In part, this might be explained by the inequitable distribution of retail, attracted by lower rents to disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This ecological study examines the distribution of liquor licences in Perth, Australia, and whether discrepancies in the distribution of retail land-uses could account for a socio-economic gradient. DESIGN AND METHODS: Area disadvantage was determined for each Statistical Area 1 (SA1) using the Australian Bureau of Statistics Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, and licence locations were mapped in GIS...
March 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290756/denosumab-and-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-perthes-disease-in-a-9-year-old-boy-favorable-course-documented-by-comprehensive-imaging-a-case-report
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A Ludwig Meiss, Florian Barvencik, Kornelia Babin, Gerald Eggers-Stroeder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290307/a-probable-case-of-legg-calv%C3%A3-perthes-disease-in-warring-states-era-china
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Elizabeth Berger, Liang Chen, Zhouyong Sun, Zhanwei Sun
Reports of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) in the paleopathological literature are rare. Here, the authors present a probable case of LCPD, which presents as abnormal morphology of the proximal femur. The condition was observed in an individual of the Warring States period in Shaanxi Province, China, and the morphology involves a "mushroom head" deformity of the proximal right femur and an enlarged acetabulum, along with a contralateral tibia, talus, and navicular that are enlarged and demonstrate periosteal new bone formation...
March 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280908/a-prospective-evaluation-of-proximal-hamstring-tendon-avulsions-improved-functional-outcomes-following-surgical-repair
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William G Blakeney, Simon R Zilko, Steven J Edmonston, Natalie E Schupp, Peter T Annear
PURPOSE: Avulsion of the proximal hamstring tendons is an uncommon injury. To date, few studies have prospectively evaluated outcomes of surgical repair. The aim of the present study is to review the functional outcomes of surgical repair of proximal hamstring tendon avulsions. METHODS: This is a prospective series of 96 consecutive proximal hamstring surgical repairs in 94 patients, with a median age of 50 years and median follow-up of 33 months (range 12-58). Functional outcomes were assessed using the Perth Hamstring Assessment Tool (PHAT)-a validated scoring system for proximal hamstring injuries...
March 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277416/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-hardware-related-complications-after-proximal-femoral-osteotomy-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
Myung Ki Chung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Byung Chae Cho, Gye Wang Lee, Jaeyoung Kim, Seung Jun Moon, Jae Woo Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Ki Hyuk Sung, Kyoung Min Lee, Moon Seok Park
Proximal femoral osteotomy has been used in cerebral palsy, Perthes disease, hip dysplasia, idiopathic femoral anteversion, and various hip diseases in children and adolescents. Conventionally, a blade plate (BP) has been used. However, the pediatric locking compression plate (LCP) has recently been applied widely. We compared the hardware-related complications of the BP and the LCP as well as the factors influencing these complications in patients who have undergone a proximal femoral osteotomy in children and adolescents...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257427/phylogenetic-relationships-of-the-ha-and-na-genes-between-vaccine-and-seasonal-influenza-a-h3n2-strains-in-korea
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Jin Il Kim, Ilseob Lee, Sehee Park, Joon-Yong Bae, Kirim Yoo, Hee Jin Cheong, Ji Yun Noh, Kyung Wook Hong, Philippe Lemey, Bram Vrancken, Juwon Kim, Misun Nam, Soo-Hyeon Yun, Woo In Cho, Joon Young Song, Woo Joo Kim, Mee Sook Park, Jin-Won Song, Sun-Ho Kee, Ki-Joon Song, Man-Seong Park
Seasonal influenza is caused by two influenza A subtype (H1N1 and H3N2) and two influenza B lineage (Victoria and Yamagata) viruses. Of these antigenically distinct viruses, the H3N2 virus was consistently detected in substantial proportions in Korea during the 2010/11-2013/14 seasons when compared to the other viruses and appeared responsible for the influenza-like illness rate peak during the first half of the 2011/12 season. To further scrutinize possible causes for this, we investigated the evolutionary and serological relationships between the vaccine and Korean H3N2 strains during the 2011/12 season for the main antigenic determinants of influenza viruses, the hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) genes...
2017: PloS One
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