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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340488/national-and-sub-national-age-sex-specific-and-cause-specific-mortality-and-disability-adjusted-life-years-dalys-attributable-to-household-air-pollution-from-solid-cookfuel-use-hap-in-iran-1990-2013
#1
Mehrnoosh Abtahi, Ali Koolivand, Sina Dobaradaran, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Anoushiravan Mohseni-Bandpei, Shokooh Sadat Khaloo, Sahand Jorfi, Reza Saeedi
National and sub-national mortality, years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs) and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for household air pollution from solid cookfuel use (HAP) in Iran, 1990-2013 were estimated based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013). The burden of disease attributable to HAP was quantified by the comparative risk assessment method using four inputs: (1) exposure to HAP, (2) the theoretical minimum risk exposure level (TMREL), (3) exposure-response relationships of related causes (4) disease burden of related causes...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331842/estimation-of-burden-of-ischemic-heart-diseases-in-isfahan-iran-2014-using-incompleteness-and-misclassification-adjustment-models
#2
Mehran Shams-Beyranvand, Farshad Farzadfar, Shohreh Naderimagham, Maryam Tirani, Mohammad Reza Maracy
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have been the leading cause of death in the world. Ischemic heart diseases (IHDs) are the main form of CVDs and are the most important single cause of death around the world. This study aimed to estimate the burden of IHDs in the city of Isfahan by calculating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). METHODS: This population-based study was conducted on the population living in the city of Isfahan in 2014...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322530/-stima-dei-decessi-per-tumori-attribuibili-a-fattori-di-rischio-comportamentali-in-italia-nel-2013
#3
Francesca Battisti, Giulia Carreras, Tommaso Grassi, Elisabetta Chellini, Giuseppe Gorini
"Non-communicable diseases cause more than 80% of deaths in europe and, among these, 20% are caused by cancer. Modifiable lifestyle factors considered in the italian national programme "Guadagnare salute" (Gaining health), such as tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, overweight, and excessive alcohol use, are amongst the major causes of cancer deaths. The aims of this study was to estimate the number of deaths attributable to lifestyle factors for italy and for italian regions in 2013 and to describe its variation in relation to the regional prevalence of risk factors exposure...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295702/effect-of-steroid-hormones-on-the-innate-immune-response-induced-by-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-goat-mammary-gland
#4
K Kuwahara, Y Yoshimura, N Isobe
The objective of this study was to compare the dynamics of innate immune components after intramammary infusion of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) under conditions of high oestrogen and high progesterone in goats. In one group ("E-group"), controlled internal drug release (CIDR) devices were inserted intravaginally from days -11 to -4. Prostaglandin F2α was administered immediately after removal of the CIDR device at day -3, and then oestradiol benzoate (E) was injected intramuscularly once a day from days -2 to 3...
March 12, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295095/first-experimental-demonstration-of-faster-than-nyquist-pdm-16qam-transmission-over-standard-single-mode-fiber
#5
Zhuopeng Xiao, B Li, Songnian Fu, L Deng, M Tang, Deming Liu
We demonstrate faster-than-Nyquist (FTN) transmission with a novel mitigation scheme of intercarrier interference. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first experimental demonstration of FTN PDM-16QAM transmission over standard single mode fiber (SSMF). Due to the use of maximum likelihood sequence detection and multi-input multi-output processing for severely overlapped Nyquist-PDM-16QAM carriers, 5.4-dB optical signal-to-noise ratio improvement is experimentally observed under the scenario of 2×16-GBd PDM-16QAM back-to-back transmission with a carrier spacing of 15 GHz...
March 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291535/the-health-burden-and-economic-costs-averted-by-ambient-pm2-5-pollution-reductions-in-nagpur-india
#6
Tunde O Etchie, Saravanadevi Sivanesan, Gregory O Adewuyi, Kannan Krishnamurthi, Padma S Rao, Ayotunde T Etchie, Ajay Pillarisetti, Narendra K Arora, Kirk R Smith
National estimates of the health and economic burdens of exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in India reveal substantial impacts. This information, often lacking at the local level, can justify and drive mitigation interventions. Here, we assess the health and economic gains resulting from attainment of WHO guidelines for PM2.5 concentrations - including interim target 2 (IT-2), interim target 3 (IT-3), and the WHO air quality guideline (AQG) - in Nagpur district to inform policy decision making for mitigation...
March 10, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277978/targeted-dna-demethylation-in-human-cells-by-fusion-of-a-plant-5-methylcytosine-dna-glycosylase-to-a-sequence-specific-dna-binding-domain
#7
Jara Teresa Parrilla-Doblas, Rafael R Ariza, Teresa Roldán-Arjona
DNA methylation is a crucial epigenetic mark associated to gene silencing, and its targeted removal is a major goal of epigenetic editing. In animal cells, DNA demethylation involves iterative 5mC oxidation by TET enzymes followed by replication-dependent dilution and/or replication-independent DNA repair of its oxidized derivatives. In contrast, plants use specific DNA glycosylases that directly excise 5mC and initiate its substitution for unmethylated C in a base excision repair process. In this work, we have fused the catalytic domain of Arabidopsis ROS1 5mC DNA glycosylase (ROS1_CD) to the DNA binding domain of yeast GAL4 (GBD)...
February 23, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274383/cancer-research-priorities-and-gaps-in-iran-the-influence-of-cancer-burden-on-cancer-research-outputs-between-1997-and-2014
#8
A Majidi, H Salimzadeh, O Beiki, F Delavari, S Majidi, A Delavari, R Malekzadeh
OBJECTIVES: As a developing country, Iran is experiencing the increasing burden of cancers, which are currently the third leading cause of mortality in Iran. This study aims to demonstrate that cancer research in Iran concentrates on the cancer research priorities based on the global burden of disease (GBD) reports. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive evaluation of all cancers disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) was performed using GBD data. Also a comprehensive search was conducted using cancer-associated keywords to obtain all cancer-related publications from Iran, indexed in Web of Science...
March 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272497/the-nucleus-accumbens-and-ketamine-treatment-in-major-depressive-disorder
#9
Chadi G Abdallah, Andrea Jackowski, Ramiro Salas, Swapnil Gupta, João R Sato, Xiangling Mao, Jeremy D Coplan, Dikoma C Shungu, Sanjay J Mathew
Animal models of depression repeatedly showed stress-induced nucleus accumbens (NAc) hypertrophy. Recently, ketamine was found to normalize this stress-induced NAc structural growth. Here, we investigated NAc structural abnormalities in major depressive disorder (MDD) in two cohorts. Cohort A included a cross-sectional sample of 34 MDD and 26 healthy control (HC) subjects, with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to estimate NAc volumes. Proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) was used to divide MDD subjects into two subgroups: glutamate-based depression (GBD) and non-GBD...
March 8, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260333/-subnational-analysis-of-probability-of-premature-mortality-caused-by-four-main-non-communicable-diseases-in-china-during-1990-2015-and-health-china-2030-reduction-target
#10
X Y Zeng, Y C Li, S W Liu, L J Wang, Y N Liu, J M Liu, M G Zhou
Objective: To investigate the current status, temporal trend and achieving Health China 2030 reduction target of probability of premature mortality caused by four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, tumour, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease in China both at national and provincial level during 1990 to 2015. Methods: Using the results of Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (GBD 2015), according to the method of calculating premature mortality probability recommended by WHO, the current status and temporal trend by different gender from 1990 to 2015 were calculated, analyzed, and compared...
March 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259594/eus-guided-gallbladder-drainage-in-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-and-high-surgical-risk-using-an-electrocautery-enhanced-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-device
#11
Markus Dollhopf, Alberto Larghi, Uwe Will, Mihai Rimbaş, Andrea Anderloni, Andres Sanchez-Yague, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Rastislav Kunda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In high-risk surgical patients, the treatment of choice of acute cholecystitis is percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD). Recently, a novel endoscopic device containing a lumen-apposing metal stent with an electrocautery (ECE-LAMS) on the tip has been developed. METHODS: High-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis who underwent EUS-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with the novel device were retrospectively retrieved from 7 tertiary-care referral centers...
March 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241659/on-the-bandwidth-dependent-performance-of-split-transmitter-receiver-optical-fiber-nonlinearity-compensation
#12
Domaniç Lavery, Robert Maher, Gabriele Liga, Daniel Semrau, Lidia Galdino, Polina Bayvel
The Gaussian noise model is used to estimate the performance of three digital nonlinearity compensation (NLC) algorithms in C-band, long-haul, optical fiber transmission, when the span length and NLC bandwidth are independently varied. The algorithms are receiver-side digital backpropagation (DBP), transmitter-side DBP (digital precompensation), and Split NLC (an equal division of DBP between transmitter and receiver). For transmission over 100×100 km spans, the model predicts a 0.2 dB increase in SNR when applying Split NLC (versus DBP) to a single 32 GBd channel (from 0...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219151/-the-disease-burden-for-low-back-pain-in-china-1990-and-2013
#13
W L Dong, Y C Li, S W Liu, Y Y Jiang, F Mao, L Qi, X Y Zeng, M G Zhou
Objective: To assess the disease burden for low back pain in China in 2013 and analyzed the change of it between 1990 and 2013. Methods: Data was from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013). The burden of low back pain (LBP) among age groups, gender groups, provinces (excluding Taiwan China) groups was assessed by years lived with disability (YLD), including YLD, YLD rate, proportion of YLD due to LBP. The change of the YLD for LBP was analyzed between 1990 and 2013 by age-standardized YLD rate using the world standard population of 2000-2025 WHO...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216973/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-cholecystitis-long-term-outcomes-after-removal-of-a-self-expandable-metal-stent
#14
Ken Kamata, Mamoru Takenaka, Masayuki Kitano, Shunsuke Omoto, Takeshi Miyata, Kosuke Minaga, Kentaro Yamao, Hajime Imai, Toshiharu Sakurai, Tomohiro Watanabe, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
AIM: To assess the long-term outcomes of this procedure after removal of self-expandable metal stent (SEMS). The efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with SEMS were also assessed. METHODS: Between January 2010 and April 2015, 12 patients with acute calculous cholecystitis, who were deemed unsuitable for cholecystectomy, underwent EUS-GBD with a SEMS. EUS-GBD was performed under the guidance of EUS and fluoroscopy, by puncturing the gallbladder with a needle, inserting a guidewire, dilating the puncture hole, and placing a SEMS...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198889/single-lane-180%C3%A2-%C3%A2-gb-s-db-pam-4-signal-transmission-over-an-80%C3%A2-%C3%A2-km-dcf-free-ssmf-link
#15
Qiang Zhang, Nebojsa Stojanovic, Jinlong Wei, Changsong Xie
We experimentally demonstrate the generation and successful transmission of a single-lane 180 Gb/s (90 GBd) duo-binary four-level pulse-amplitude modulation (DB-PAM-4) signal over an 80 km standard single-mode fiber with a net data-rate of 150 Gb/s, enabled by a dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator-aided dispersion pre-compensation. A net data rate of 168 Gb/s is also achievable, for ranges up to 40 km. To mitigate bandwidth limitations and error spreading, pre-coded DB-PAM-4 is used; the pre-coding provides a gain of approximately 1 dB...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198651/burden-of-disease-attributable-to-smoking-in-korea
#16
Aqeela Zahra, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Jae-Hyun Park
Smoking is one of the major health threats and is highly prevalent in Korea. This study quantifies the burden of disease (BOD) resulting from smoking by using the most reliable national statistics of Korea. We followed Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013 methodology for estimating BOD attributable to smoking. Population attributable fraction was calculated for all diseases and multiplied by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) to obtain BOD by each disease. Total burden of smoking in Korea was 1 368 072 DALYs (38 per 1000); 68% of the disease burden was in males and 32% in females...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191312/mapping-eq-5d-utilities-to-gbd-2010-and-gbd-2013-disability-weights-results-of-two-pilot-studies-in-belgium
#17
C Maertens de Noordhout, B Devleesschauwer, L Gielens, M H D Plasmans, J A Haagsma, N Speybroeck
BACKGROUND: Utilities and disability weights (DWs) are metrics used for calculating Quality-Adjusted Life Years and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), respectively. Utilities can be obtained with multi-attribute instruments such as the EuroQol 5 dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D). In 2010 and 2013, Salomon et al. proposed a set of DWs for 220 and 183 health states, respectively. The objective of this study is to develop an approach for mapping EQ-5D utilities to existing GBD 2010 and GBD 2013 DWs, allowing to predict new GBD 2010/2013 DWs based on EQ-5D utilities...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168229/international-classification-of-diseases-10th-edition-based-disability-adjusted-life-years-for-measuring-of-burden-of-specific-injury
#18
Yu Jin Kim, Sang Do Shin, Hye Sook Park, Kyoung Jun Song, Jin Sung Cho, Seung Chul Lee, Sung Chun Kim, Ju Ok Park, Ki Ok Ahn, Yu Mi Park
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10th edition injury code-based disability-adjusted life year (DALY) to measure the burden of specific injuries. METHODS: Three independent panels used novel methods to score disability weights (DWs) of 130 indicator codes sampled from 1,284 ICD injury codes. The DWs were interpolated into the remaining injury codes (n=1,154) to estimate DWs for all ICD injury codes. The reliability of the estimated DWs was evaluated using the test-retest method...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154096/global-burden-of-stroke
#19
Valery L Feigin, Bo Norrving, George A Mensah
On the basis of the GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2013 Study, this article provides an overview of the global, regional, and country-specific burden of stroke by sex and age groups, including trends in stroke burden from 1990 to 2013, and outlines recommended measures to reduce stroke burden. It shows that although stroke incidence, prevalence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years rates tend to decline from 1990 to 2013, the overall stroke burden in terms of absolute number of people affected by, or who remained disabled from, stroke has increased across the globe in both men and women of all ages...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152987/trends-and-causes-of-maternal-mortality-in-ethiopia-during-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-diseases-study-2013
#20
Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Caroline O Laurence, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Awoke Misganaw, Sintayehu A Woldie, Abiye Hiruye, Azmeraw T Amare, Yihunie Lakew, Berihun M Zeleke, Amare Deribew
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality is noticeably high in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. Continuous nationwide systematic evaluation and assessment of the problem helps to design appropriate policy and strategy in Ethiopia. This study aimed to investigate the trends and causes of maternal mortality in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2013. METHODS: We used the Global Burden of Diseases and Risk factors (GBD) Study 2013 data that was collected from multiple sources at national and subnational levels...
February 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
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