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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777495/ameliorative-effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-reprotoxicity-during-pregnancy-in-rats
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Islam M Saadeldin, Mohamed A Hussein, Aida Hamid Suleiman, Mahmoud G Abohassan, Mona M Ahmed, Amr A Moustafa, Abdullah F Moumen, Ayman Abdel-Aziz Swelum
Phthalates (such as DEHP) and bisphenol A (BPA) are widely used chemicals in plastics manufacturing and exert public health concerns as endocrine disrupters. This study was designed to investigate the deleterious effect of DEHP and BPA on endocrine profile of pregnant female rats and the combined treatment with ginseng extract (Panax ginseng). Seventy-two pregnant rats were divided into six groups (control, ginseng, DEHP, BPA, Gin + DEHP, and Gin + BPA), 12 females per each group. The drugs were supplemented from pregnancy day 0 until day 20...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776921/determining-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-coverage-required-for-indirect-protection-against-vaccine-type-pneumococcal-carriage-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jocelyn Chan, Cattram D Nguyen, Jana Y R Lai, Eileen M Dunne, Ross Andrews, Christopher C Blyth, Siddhartha Datta, Kim Fox, Rebecca Ford, Jason Hinds, Sophie La Vincente, Deborah Lehmann, Ruth Lim, Tuya Mungun, Paul N Newton, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Willam S Pomat, Anonh Xeuatvongsa, Claire von Mollendorf, David A B Dance, Catherine Satzke, Kim Muholland, Fiona M Russell
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) prevent disease through both direct protection of vaccinated individuals and indirect protection of unvaccinated individuals by reducing nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage and transmission of vaccine-type (VT) pneumococci. While the indirect effects of PCV vaccination are well described, the PCV coverage required to achieve the indirect effects is unknown. We will investigate the relationship between PCV coverage and VT carriage among undervaccinated children using hospital-based NP pneumococcal carriage surveillance at three sites in Asia and the Pacific...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776783/epidemiology-of-pedestrian-motor-vehicle-fatalities-and-injuries-2006-2015
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Shu-Ling Chong, Li-Wei Chiang, John Carson Allen, Eric William Fleegler, Lois Kaye Lee
INTRODUCTION: Pedestrian road safety remains a public health priority. The objective of this study is to describe trends in fatalities and injuries after pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. and identify associated risk factors for pedestrian fatalities. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of U.S. pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions from 2006 to 2015 (performed in 2017). Pedestrian fatality and injury data were obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776356/policy-development-and-challenges-of-global-mental-health-a-systematic-review-of-published-studies-of-national-level-mental-health-policies
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Wei Zhou, Yu Yu, Mei Yang, Lizhang Chen, Shuiyuan Xiao
BACKGROUND: Mental health policy can be an essential and powerful tool to improve a population's mental health. However, around one third of countries do not possess a mental health policy, and there are large disparities in population coverage rates between high- and low-income countries. The goal of this study is to identify the transition and implementation challenges of mental health policies in both high-income countries (HICs) as well as middle- and low-income countries (MLICs)...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775960/strategies-to-decrease-oxidative-stress-biomarker-levels-in-human-medical-conditions-a-meta-analysis-on-8-iso-prostaglandin-f-2%C3%AE
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Thomas J van 't Erve
The widespread detection of elevated oxidative stress levels in many medical conditions has led to numerous efforts to design interventions to reduce its effects. Efforts have been wide-ranging, from dietary changes to administration of antioxidants, supplements, e.g., omega-3-fatty acids, and many medications. However, there is still no systemic assessment of the efficacy of treatments for oxidative stress reduction across a variety of medical conditions. The goal of this meta-analysis is, by combining multiple studies, to quantitate the change in the levels of the popular oxidative stress biomarker 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α ) after a variety of treatment strategies in human populations...
May 9, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774715/-health-surveillance-programme-for-workers-with-past-asbestos-exposure-in-tuscany-region-central-italy
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Elisabetta Chellini, Francesca Battisti, Maura Pellegri, Maurizio Baldacci, Domenico Sallese, Alfonso Cristaudo, Pietro Sartorelli, Giulio Arcangeli, Massimo Paoli, Sandra Fani, Gianluca Festa, Piergiuseppe Calà
Asbestos-related diseases are characterized by a long latency time since exposure. This accounts for a health surveillance programme addressed to asbestos workers to be performed for decades after the cessation of occupational exposure. We describe the health surveillance programme for former asbestos-exposed workers in Tuscany Region (Central Italy), with particular attention to organization and related critical issues. The Deliberation of the Regional Administration of Tuscany (No. 396/2016) supports the programme, defined by a regional group of experts, and defines the public health services where the programme has to be implemented...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774275/comparative-economic-study-of-the-use-of-corifollitropin-alfa-and-daily-rfsh-for-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-older-patients-cost-minimization-analysis-based-on-the-pursue-study
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Gorka Barrenetxea, Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Belén Aragón, Jordi Osset, Max Brosa, Noemí López-Martínez, Buenaventura Coroleu
This study presents an economic assessment of controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology procedures in Spain, comparing the use of corifollitropin alfa and various forms of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH) in women of advanced maternal age. A cost-minimization analysis (CMA) was performed to assess the cost per cycle of controlled controlled ovarian stimulation, including only direct costs associated with the stimulation phase. The CMA was based on the population characteristics, the protocol, and the results obtained from the PURSUE study, taking into account 9 days of controlled controlled ovarian stimulation and 300 IU rFSH/day...
April 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772910/qualitative-assessment-of-smoke-free-policy-implementation-in-low-income-housing-enhancing-resident-compliance
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Jodi Anthony, Roberta Goldman, Vaughan W Rees, Rochelle L Frounfelker, Jessica Davine, Robyn R Keske, Daniel R Brooks, Alan C Geller
PURPOSE: As public housing agencies and other low-income housing providers adopt smoke-free policies, data are needed to inform implementation approaches that support compliance. DESIGN: Focused ethnography used including qualitative interviews with staff, focus groups with residents, and property observations. SETTING: Four low-income housing properties in Massachusetts, 12 months postpolicy adoption. PARTICIPANTS: Individual interviews (n = 17) with property staff (managers, resident service coordinators, maintenance, security, and administrators) and focus groups with resident smokers (n = 28) and nonsmokers (n = 47)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772848/increased-vaccination-coverage-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-the-district-of-palermo-as-a-result-of-a-public-health-strategy-to-counteract-an-epidemic-panic
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Claudio Costantino, Vincenzo Restivo, Gianmarco Ventura, Claudio D'Angelo, Maria Angela Randazzo, Nicolò Casuccio, Mario Palermo, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Vitale
During the summer of 2016 four cases of invasive meningococcal disease in rapid succession among young adults in the district of Palermo, Italy, resulting in one death, were widely reported by local and national mass media. The resultant 'epidemic panic' among the general population overloaded the vaccination units of the Palermo district over the following months. Strategies implemented by the Sicilian and local public health authorities to counteract 'meningitis fear' included the following: (a) extension of active and free-of-charge anti-meningococcal tetravalent vaccination from age class 12⁻18 to 12⁻30 years old; (b) implementation of vaccination units during normal clinic hours in rooms tailored for vaccine administration; (c) development of informative institutional tools and timely communication throughout local mass media to reassure the general population...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772024/use-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-in-mouse-models-of-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fang He, Aiting Zhou, Shuo Feng
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) urgently requires effective treatment. Bleomycin-induced lung injury models are characterized by initial inflammation and secondary fibrosis, consistent with the pathological features of IPF. Human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) exhibit good differentiation potential and paracrine activity and are thus ideal for cell-based clinical therapies. The therapeutic effects of hAECs on lung fibrosis are attributed to many factors. We performed a systematic review of preclinical studies investigating the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis with hAECs to provide suggestions for their clinical use...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771807/administration-of-an-oral-hydration-solution-prevents-electrolyte-and-fluid-disturbances-and-reduces-readmissions-in-patients-with-a-diverting-ileostomy-after-colorectal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Athanasios Migdanis, Georgios Koukoulis, Ioannis Mamaloudis, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Ioannis Migdanis, Maria Kanaki, Eleni Malissiova, Georgios Tzovaras
BACKGROUND: Patients with a newly formed ileostomy often develop electrolyte abnormalities and dehydration. OBJECTIVE: The study assessed the prophylactic effect of an isotonic hydration solution on dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities in patients with a newly formed ileostomy. DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial (NCT02036346). SETTINGS: The study was conducted at a single surgical unit of a public university hospital...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770054/new-vaccine-administration-practice-recommendations-from-the-canadian-immunization-guide
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C Jensen, D Moore, C Mah, O Baclic, S Marchant-Short
Background: The Canadian Immunization Guide (CIG) is published online by the Public Health Agency of Canada and summarizes guidance on vaccines for human use into a single resource. Chapters are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Vaccine administration is a critical part of any immunization program. Recently, the CIG chapter on vaccine administration practices was updated. Objective: To provide highlights of recent changes to the Vaccine Administration Practices chapter of the CIG...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769275/-point-counterpoint-active-surveillance-for-carriers-of-toxigenic-clostridium-difficile-should-be-performed-to-guide-prevention-efforts
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L Clifford McDonald, Daniel J Diekema
In 2017, we published a point-counterpoint on laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile infection (CDI). At that time, Drs Ferric Fang, Christopher Polage, and Mark Wilcox discussed the strategies for diagnosing Clostridium difficile colitis in symptomatic patients. Since that manuscript new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of American and the Society for Health Care Epidemiology have been published (1) and healthcare systems have begun to explore screening asymptomatic patients for C. difficile colonization...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768579/-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-and-elective-cesarean-for-normal-risk-pregnant-women-in-the-brazilian-unified-national-health-system
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Aline Piovezan Entringer, Márcia Pinto, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Maria Auxiliadora de Souza Mendes Gomes
The purpose of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of spontaneous vaginal delivery and elective cesarean (with no clinical indication) for normal risk pregnant women, from the perspective of the Brazilian Unified National Health System. An analytical decision model was developed and included the choice of delivery mode and clinical consequences for mothers and newborns, from admission for delivery to hospital discharge. The reference population consisted of normal risk pregnant women with singleton, at-term gestations in cephalic position, subdivided into primiparas and multiparas with prior uterine scar...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768293/seasonality-of-common-pediatric-infectious-diseases
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Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux, Andrew M Fine
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Traditional sources cite seasonal patterns for common infectious diseases, often based on microbiologic data, but little is known about cyclical trends in clinically diagnosed infectious conditions in the emergency department (ED). We leveraged the publicly available Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to measure the seasonality of the most common pediatric infectious diseases diagnosed in US EDs. METHODS: We searched the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to identify infectious diagnoses comprising at least 1% of all diagnosis codes ascribed to patients 21 years and younger in US EDs from 2009 to 2013...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766541/gold-nanoparticles-in-ophthalmology
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REVIEW
Florence Masse, Mathieu Ouellette, Guillaume Lamoureux, Elodie Boisselier
Many research projects are underway to improve the diagnosis and therapy in ophthalmology. Indeed, visual acuity deficits affect 285 million people worldwide and different strategies are being developed to strengthen patient care. One of these strategies is the use of gold nanoparticles (GNP) for their multiple properties and their ability to be used as both diagnosis and therapy tools. This review exhaustively details research developing GNPs for use in ophthalmology. The toxicity of GNPs and their distribution in the eye are described through in vitro and in vivo studies...
May 16, 2018: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766457/influence-of-age-on-variation-in-patterns-of-care-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-in-catalonia-spain
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R Vernet, J M Borras, L Aliste, M Antonio, A Guarga, P Manchon-Walsh
BACKGROUND: Population ageing is a relevant concern in people diagnosed with rectal cancer. This study evaluates the adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and patient outcomes in rectal cancer, with a particular focus on variation according to age. METHODS: This is a multicentre retrospective cohort study of all patients surgically treated for the first time for primary rectal cancer with curative intent in public hospitals in Catalonia during two study periods: first, with data from 2005 to 2007, and then with data from 2011 to 2012...
May 15, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764430/drug-prescribing-during-pregnancy-in-a-central-region-of-italy-2008-2012
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Martina Ventura, Alice Maraschini, Paola D'Aloja, Ursula Kirchmayer, Ilaria Lega, Marina Davoli, Serena Donati
BACKGROUND: Drug consumption during pregnancy is a matter of concern, especially regarding drugs known or suspected to be teratogens. Little is known about drug use in pregnant women in Italy. The present study is aimed at examining the prevalence, and to detect potential inappropriateness of drug prescribing among pregnant women in Latium, a region of central Italy. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on a cohort of women aged 18-45 years who delivered between 2008 and 2012 in public hospitals...
May 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764403/meteorological-factors-affecting-dengue-incidence-in-davao-philippines
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Jesavel A Iguchi, Xerxes T Seposo, Yasushi Honda
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is a major public health concern in the Philippines, and has been a significant cause of hospitalizations and deaths among young children. Previous literature links climate change to dengue, and with increasingly unpredictable changing climate patterns, there is a need to understand how these meteorological variables affect dengue incidence in a highly endemic area. METHODS: Weekly dengue incidences (2011-2015) in Davao Region, Philippines were obtained from the Department of Health...
May 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763913/intraventricular-injection-of-lkb1-inhibits-the-formation-of-diet-induced-obesity-in-rats-by-activating-the-ampk-pomc-neurons-sympathetic-nervous-system-axis
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Pengjiao Xi, Jianying Du, Huimin Liang, Jie Han, Zhaoxia Wu, Haomin Wang, Lu He, Qiming Wang, Haize Ge, Yongmei Li, Jie Xue, Derun Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity is increasingly becoming a major public health problem worldwide. Peripheral LKB1 inhibits white fat generation, but the effect of central LKB1 on diet-induced obesity (DIO) is unknown. Therefore, we examined whether LKB1 over-expression in the hypothalamus can inhibit the development of obesity. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized and placed in a stereotaxic apparatus. LKB1-AAV-EGFP (2.0 × 108 or 2.0 × 1010 vector genomes) or Control-AAV-EGFP (2...
May 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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