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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330336/postpartum-modern-contraceptive-use-and-associated-factors-in-northern-ethiopia
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Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra, Abebaw Addis Gelagay
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum period is a critical period to address high unmet needs of family planning and to reduce the risks of closely spaced pregnancies. However, contraception during extended postpartum period has given less emphasis concerning contraceptive practice in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess postpartum modern contraceptive use and associated factors among postpartum women in Northern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based cross sectional study was done from March to April, 2015...
March 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330221/optimization-of-medium-parameters-by-response-surface-methodology-rsm-for-enhanced-production-of-cutinase-from-aspergillus-sp-rl2ct
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Vijaya Kumari, Vijay Kumar, Ravin Chauhan, Mohammad Asif, Tek Chand Bhalla
Cutinases are hydrolytic enzymes which catalyzes esterification and trans-esterification reactions that make them highly potential industrial biocatalyst. In the present investigation microorganisms showing cutinase activity were isolated from plant samples. The strain showing maximum cutinase activity was identified by 18S rDNA sequencing as Aspergillus sp. RL2Ct and was selected for further studies. To achieve maximum enzyme production, the medium components affecting cutinase production were screened by Plackett-Burman followed by central composite design...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330075/a-novel-multiplex-pcr-method-for-the-detection-of-virulence-associated-genes-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-food
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Vo Van Giau, Thuy Trang Nguyen, Thi Kim Oanh Nguyen, Thi Thuy Hang Le, Tien Dung Nguyen
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) strains are foodborne infectious agents that cause a number of life-threatening diseases, including hemorrhagic colitis (HC) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Shiga toxin 1 (stx1), shiga toxin 2 (stx2), or a combination of both are responsible for most clinical symptoms of these diseases. Hence, various diagnostic methods have been developed so far to detect shiga toxins such as cell culture, ELISA, Rapid Latex Agglutination (RPLA) and hybridization, but due to high costs and labor time in addition to low sensitivity, they have not received much attention...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329938/-research-of-prevalence-of-schistosomiasis-in-hunan-province-1984-2015
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F Y Li, H Z Tan, G H Ren, Q Jiang, H L Wang
Objective: To analyze the prevalence of schistosomiasis in Hunan province, and provide scientific evidence for the control and elimination of schistosomiasis. Methods: The changes of infection rates of Schistosoma (S.) japonicum among residents and cattle in Hunan from 1984 to 2015 were analyzed by using dynamic trend diagram; and the time regression model was used to fit the infection rates of S. japonicum, and predict the recent infection rate. Results: The overall infection rates of S. japonicum in Hunan from 1984 to 2015 showed downward trend (95...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329896/characterizing-literacy-and-cognitive-function-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Lynn M Yee, Leslie A Kamel, Zara Quader, Priya V Rajan, Shaneah M Taylor, Rachel O'Conor, Michael S Wolf, Melissa A Simon
Objective The objective of this study was to characterize health literacy and cognitive function in a diverse cohort of pregnant women. Methods Pregnant and postpartum women underwent in-depth assessments of health literacy/numeracy and the cognitive domains of verbal ability, working memory, long-term memory, processing speed, and inductive reasoning. Differences by demographic characteristics and gestational age were assessed using chi-square tests and multivariable logistic regression. Results In this cohort of pregnant (N = 77) or postpartum (N = 24) women, 41...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329859/the-impact-of-three-cognitive-training-programs-on-driving-cessation-across-10-years-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lesley A Ross, Sara A Freed, Jerri D Edwards, Christine B Phillips, Karlene Ball
Purpose of the Study: Driving is important for older adults' health and well-being, yet little research has examined interventions to maintain driving mobility. As fluid cognitive abilities are strongly linked to driving, targeted cognitive training interventions may impact driving mobility longitudinally. This study assessed the effects of three different cognitive training programs (reasoning, speed of processing, and memory) on driving cessation in older adults across 10 years (n = 2,390)...
October 10, 2016: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329858/cystatin-c-and-the-risk-of-frailty-and-mortality-in-older-men
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Allyson Hart, Terri L Blackwell, Misti L Paudel, Brent C Taylor, Eric S Orwoll, Peggy M Cawthon, Kristine E Ensrud
Background: This study examines the association between cystatin C (cysC) levels and risks of progression of frailty status or death in older men. Methods: Prospective study of 2,613 men without overt frailty aged 67 years and older enrolled in the MrOS ancillary sleep study. Baseline measurements included serum cysC, serum creatinine, and frailty status. Repeat frailty status, performed an average of 3.4 years later, was assessed as an ordinal outcome of robust, intermediate stage (prefrail), frail or dead...
November 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329813/widowhood-and-alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-use-among-older-adults-in-india
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Jessica M Perkins, Hwa-Young Lee, Jong-Koo Lee, Jongho Heo, Aditi Krishna, Sugy Choi, You-Seon Nam, Juhwan Oh, S V Subramanian
Objective: We sought to assess how widowhood among older adults in India was associated with alcohol consumption, smoking, and use of chewing tobacco or other drugs. Method: Data were collected in 2011 from 9,852 adults aged 60 and older from seven regionally diverse states in India. Regression analyses provided estimates of the relationship between widowhood and having smoked cigarettes, consumed alcohol, or used chewed tobacco or other drugs in the past month among men, adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic factors...
October 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329809/mediterranean-dietary-patterns-and-impaired-physical-function-in-older-adults
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Ellen A Struijk, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Esther López-García
Background: Information about nutritional risk factors of functional limitation is scarce. The aim of this study was to examine the association between the Mediterranean diet and risk of physical function impairment in older adults. Methods: We used data from 1,630 participants in the Seniors-ENRICA cohort aged ≥60 years. In 2008-2010, adherence to the Mediterranean diet pattern was measured with the Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS) and the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS)...
October 19, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329788/defining-health-trajectories-in-older-adults-with-five-clinical-indicators
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Giola Santoni, Alessandra Marengoni, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Sara Angleman, Debora Rizzuto, Anna-Karin Welmer, Francesca Mangialasche, Nicola Orsini, Laura Fratiglioni
Background: People age differently, challenging the identification of those more at risk of rapid health deterioration. This study aimed to explore the heterogeneity in the health of older adults by using five clinical indicators to detect age-related variation and individual health trajectories over time. Methods: Health of 3,363 people aged 60+ from the Swedish National study on Aging and Care-Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) assessed at baseline and at 3- and 6-year follow-ups...
October 19, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329787/circulating-estrogen-levels-and-self-reported-health-and-mobility-limitation-in-community-dwelling-men-of-the-framingham-heart-study
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Guneet Kaur Jasuja, Thomas G Travison, Joanne M Murabito, Maithili N Davda, Adam J Rose, Shehzad Basaria, Andrea Coviello, Ramachandran S Vasan, Ralph D'Agostino, Shalender Bhasin
Background: Self-rated health is a commonly used global indicator of health status. Few studies have examined the association of self-rated health and mobility with estrone and estradiol in men. Accordingly, we determined the cross-sectional, incident, and mediating relations between circulating estrone and estradiol levels with self-rated health, mobility limitation, and physical performance in community-dwelling men. Methods: The cross-sectional sample included 1,148 men, who attended Framingham Offspring Study Examinations 7 and 8...
October 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329671/trends-of-skin-cancer-incidence-following-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Sarah T Arron
BackgroundSkin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTR), no study has estimated the post-transplant population-based incidence in the US. The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and evaluate the predictors of post-transplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTR receiving a primary transplant in 2003 or 2008...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329670/telomere-length-cutaneous-beta-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shalaka Hampras, Michael Pawlita, Massimo Tommasino, Jong Park, Pearlie Burnette, Neil Fenske, Basil Cherpelis, Dana Rollison
BackgroundCutaneous beta-human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and telomere length have both been associated with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We examined the interaction between telomere length and beta-HPV in association with SCC.MethodsA subset of SCC cases and controls, enrolled in a previously conducted case-control study (2007-2008) at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, for whom data was available on telomere length and a) beta-HPV serology (135 cases and 201 controls), b) beta-HPV DNA in eyebrow hairs (EB) (130 SCC cases and 195 controls) and c) beta-HPV DNA in SCC tumors (117 cases), were included in the present analyses...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329669/sun-protection-behavior-and-sunburns-among-arizona-adults
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Stephanie M Koch, Robin B Harris, Elizabeth T Jacobs, Kacey C Ernst, Leslie K Dennis
ObjectiveTo examine the prevalence of sun protection behaviors and sunburn history among adults in a region of the United States with high ultraviolet radiation exposure.Design and SettingData on self-reported sun protection and sunburns were obtained using supplemental questions added to the 2013 Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. 3,370 Arizona adults over the age of 18 years completed questions about use sunscreen and protective clothing and reported sunburns within past 12 months...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329667/serious-infections-are-on-the-rise-in-us-inpatients-with-psoriasis
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Derek Y Hsu
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with immune dysregulation and use of systemic immunosuppressive treatments that may predispose toward serious infections. We sought to determine the rates of serious infections in hospitalized patients with psoriasis. We analyzed data from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. Psoriasis was determined by a validated algorithm using ICD-9-CM codes. In multivariate logistic regression models adjusting for socio-demographics, psoriasis was associated with multiple serious infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (odds ratio [95% confidence intervals] 1...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329660/predictors-of-tanning-dependence-in-white-non-hispanic-females-and-males
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Brenda Cartmel, Susan T Mayne, Allen E Bale, Joel Gelernter, Andrew DeWan, David J Leffell, Sherry Pagoto, Peter Spain, Leah M Ferrucci
Growing evidence suggests some individuals may exhibit dependence to ultraviolet light, a known carcinogen; however, few studies have investigated predictors of tanning dependence (TD).A sub-set of early-onset basal cell carcinoma case-control study participants completed an online survey. The modified-Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-opener (mCAGE) and a questionnaire based on the addiction criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (mDSM-IV-TR) were used to classify participants having'Symptoms of TD' if they met criteria for TD on both questionnaires, 'Tendency for TD' if met criteria on only one questionnaire, or 'Not TD'...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329659/predicting-the-risk-of-metachronous-basal-cell-carcinomas
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Hilde Smedinga, Joris A C Verkouteren, Ewout W Steyerberg, Albert Hofman, Tamar Nijsten, Y Vergouwe
A third of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) patients will develop metachronous BCCs, but information is limited on the frequency, timing and predictors of these subsequent BCCs. We aimed to develop a prediction model to assess the absolute risk of metachronous BCCs.We observed 14,628 participants of northwestern European ancestry from a prospective population- based cohort study (Rotterdam Study). BCCs were identified using a linkage with the Dutch Pathology Registry (PALGA). Predictors for subsequent BCCs included 14 patient, lifestyle, and tumor-specific characteristics...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329656/pediatric-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-the-us
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Derek Y Hsu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening blistering disorders. Few studies have addressed SJS/TEN in children. We sought to determine risk factors, comorbidities, inpatient burden and mortality in US children with SJS, SJS-TEN and TEN. We analyzed data from the 2009-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), containing a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US. SJS, SJS-TEN and TEN were identified by a validated algorithm using ICD-9-CM codes...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329651/infections-in-children-with-eczema-in-uk-general-practice-a-cohort-study
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Sinéad M Langan, Katrina Abuabara, Sarah E Henrickson, Ole Hoffstad, David J Margolis
BackgroundCase reports and cross-sectional studies suggest increased risks of cutaneous and non-cutaneous infections in eczema; this relationship needs to be assessed in large population-based studies with diagnostic confirmation. The objective was to examine associations between eczema and common childhood infections.MethodsIndividuals registered prior to age 18 in the Health Improvement Network, a UK general practice database, from 2003 to 2013 were included in this cohort study. We determined the association between eczema and selected infectious outcomes, including cutaneous (dermatophyte, herpes simplex virus, impetigo, molluscum contagiosum and warts), and non-cutaneous infections (otitis media, streptococcal throat infections, and pneumonia)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329650/increased-risk-of-opportunistic-infections-among-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Junko Takeshita, Daniel B Shin, Alexis Ogdie, Joel M Gelfand
Infection is the second leading cause of death among psoriasis patients on phototherapy or systemic medications. The types of infections associated with psoriasis remain poorly understood. The aim of our study was to determine the risk of opportunistic infection (OI) among patients with psoriasis. We conducted a cohort study of patients with (N=199,700) and without (N=954,315) psoriasis in The Health Improvement Network electronic medical record database. Patients receiving phototherapy or systemic therapy were considered to have moderate-to-severe psoriasis (N=12,442)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
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