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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245126/geographic-and-social-disparities-in-exposure-to-air-neurotoxicants-at-u-s-public-schools
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Sara E Grineski, Timothy W Collins
Children are especially vulnerable to the health and developmental impacts of environmental hazards and they spend significant portions of their days at school. Yet there are no national-level studies examining school-level environmental inequalities and few have examined disparate exposure to neurological air toxicants, even though chronic exposure to air pollution impacts children's brain functioning. We paired information about the geographic locations and demographics of each public school in the US with air neurotoxicant exposure estimates pertaining to 24 known neurotoxicants included in the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Air Toxics Assessment...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245042/is-the-diagnostic-threshold-for-bulimia-nervosa-clinically-meaningful
#2
Danielle A N Chapa, Brittany K Bohrer, Kelsie T Forbush
The DSM-5 differentiates full- and sub-threshold bulimia nervosa (BN) according to average weekly frequencies of binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors. This study was the first to evaluate the modified frequency criterion for BN published in the DSM-5. The purpose of this study was to test whether community-recruited adults (N=125; 83.2% women) with current full-threshold (n=77) or sub-threshold BN (n=48) differed in comorbid psychopathology and eating disorder (ED) illness duration, symptom severity, and clinical impairment...
December 8, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245024/early-onset-tobacco-use-and-suicide-related-behavior-a-prospective-study-from-adolescence-to-young-adulthood
#3
Tellervo Korhonen, Elina Sihvola, Antti Latvala, Danielle M Dick, Lea Pulkkinen, John Nurnberger, Richard J Rose, Jaakko Kaprio
BACKGROUND: Developmental relationships between tobacco use and suicide-related behaviors (SRB) remain unclear. Our objective was to investigate the longitudinal associations of tobacco use in adolescence and SRB in adulthood. METHODS: Using a prospective design, we examined whether tobacco use in adolescence is associated with SRB (intentional self-injury, suicide ideation) in young adulthood in a population-based sample of 1330 twins (626 males, 704 females). The baseline and follow-up data were collected by professionally administered semi-structured poly-diagnostic interviews at ages 14 and 22, respectively...
December 6, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245019/genetic-polymorphism-of-21-non-codis-str-loci-in-chengdu-han-population-and-its-interpopulation-analysis-between-25-populations-in-china
#4
Ye Li, Hepei Li, Guanglin He, Weibo Liang, Haibo Luo, Miao Liao, Ji Zhang, Jing Yan, Yingbi Li, Yiping Hou, Jin Wu
AGCU 21+1 STR kit contains 21 non-combined DNA index system (non-CODIS) short tandem repeats (STR) loci and a sex-determining locus amelogenin. In this study, we evaluated the genetic diversity and forensically relevant population statistics of 21 non-CODIS loci in 210 Chinese Han individuals from Chengdu city, Sichuan province, Southwest China. No significant deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed within the 21 non-CODIS STR loci. The combined power of discrimination (CPD) and combined power of exclusion (CPE) were 0...
December 9, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244974/the-use-of-an-antioxidant-dressing-on-hard-to-heal-wounds-a-multicentre-prospective-case-series
#5
B Castro, F D Bastida, T Segovia, P López Casanova, J J Soldevilla, J Verdú-Soriano
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress can contribute to impaired wound healing and chronic wounds. Our objective was to test the results of a new antioxidant dressing that could help stop the oxidative stress of cells in the wound bed. METHOD: A multicentre, prospective case study series was conducted in three Spanish hospitals. The RESVECH 2.0 index was used for healing assessment. Data from each patient was collected by the attending clinical researchers. Data analysis was performed using the statistical concept intention-to-treat (ITT)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244953/metaqsar-an-integrated-database-engine-to-manage-and-analyze-metabolic-data
#6
Alessandro Pedretti, Angelica Mazzolari, Giulio Vistoli, Bernard Testa
The study describes the MetaQSAR tool, a new database engine specifically tailored to collect and analyze metabolic data. This is a plug-in embedded in the VEGA suite of programs (freely downloadable at www.vegazz.net) and takes advantage from all cheminformatics features implemented in the software with additional tools aimed to perform statistical analyses, similarity searches and physicochemical profiling of the stored molecules. MetaQSAR also implements a novel metabolism classification, which groups the metabolic reactions in 101 classes and can find numerous applications in metabolic analyses...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244891/the-effects-of-experimental-temporalis-muscle-pain-on-jaw-muscle-electromyographic-activity-during-jaw-movements-and-relationships-with-some-psychological-variables
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Tantry Maulina, Magda Amhamed, Terry Whittle, John Gal, Rahena Akhter, Greg M Murray
AIMS: To determine if the effects of experimental temporalis muscle pain on jaw muscle activity vary with the jaw task performed, jaw displacement magnitude, participant being studied, and with psychological measures. METHODS: Jaw movement was tracked, and electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded from the masseter and anterior temporalis and digastric muscles in 14 asymptomatic participants during standardized opening/closing jaw movement, free chewing, and standardized chewing tasks...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244889/elderly-patients-with-ongoing-migraine-show-reduced-gray-matter-volume-in-second-somatosensory-cortex
#8
Sébastien Celle, Christelle Créac'h, Claire Boutet, Frédéric Roche, Florian Chouchou, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, Roland Peyron
AIMS: To identify structural changes in gray matter in suspected migraine generators (the hypothalamus and/or brainstem nuclei) and pain pathways and to evaluate whether structural changes in migraine are definitive or resolve with age. METHODS: Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) was used to assess differences in gray matter between 39 healthy controls (HC), 25 episodic migraine (EM) subjects, and 37 subjects with a history of migraine (HM). In addition, morphometric changes were specifically investigated in suspected migraine generators and/or pain pathways...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244857/maternal-plasma-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factor-profiling-in-foetal-down-syndrome
#9
Monika Zbucka-Kretowska, Karol Charkiewicz, Joanna Goscik, Slawomir Wolczynski, Piotr Laudanski
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Angiogenic factors are proteins that are related to certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities. The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of 60 angiogenic factors in the plasma of women with offspring possessing trisomy 21/Down syndrome (DS). METHOD: After analysing karyotyping results, we selected 20 patients with foetuses possessing DS, and for the control group, we selected 28 healthy patients with uncomplicated pregnancies who delivered healthy newborns at term (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244754/evaluation-of-traffic-density-parameters-as-an-indicator-of-vehicle-emission-related-near-road-air-pollution-a-case-study-with-nexus-measurement-data-on-black-carbon
#10
Shi V Liu, Fu-Lin Chen, Jianping Xue
An important factor in evaluating health risk of near-road air pollution is to accurately estimate the traffic-related vehicle emission of air pollutants. Inclusion of traffic parameters such as road length/area, distance to roads, and traffic volume/intensity into models such as land use regression (LUR) models has improved exposure estimation. To better understand the relationship between vehicle emissions and near-road air pollution, we evaluated three traffic density-based indices: Major-Road Density (MRD), All-Traffic Density (ATD) and Heavy-Traffic Density (HTD) which represent the proportions of major roads, major road with annual average daily traffic (AADT), and major road with commercial annual average daily traffic (CAADT) in a buffered area, respectively...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244192/daily-hassles-score-associates-with-the-somatic-and-psychological-health-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#11
Orly Sarid, Vered Slonim-Nevo, Ruslan Sergienko, Avihu Pereg, Elena Chernin, Terri Singer, Dan Greenberg, Doron Schwartz, Hillel Vardi, Michael Friger, Shmuel Odes
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of daily hassles with the somatic and psychological health of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 400 self-selected adult CD patients was performed with completion of demographic, medical, and psychosocial questionnaires: economic status; Patient Harvey-Bradshaw Index of disease activity; Daily Hassles Scale (DHS); Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ) and Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36 Physical and Mental Health) quality of life measures; Brief Symptom Inventory of psychological stress with summary Global Severity Index (GSI); Family Assessment Device; and List of Threatening Life Experiences...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244060/the-residual-medium-and-long-term-cognitive-effects-of-benzodiazepine-use-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Simon F Crowe, Elizabeth K Stranks
Objective: This study presents an updated meta-analysis of the effects of benzodiazepines on cognitive functioning in long-term, current users of these agents, those who have recently withdrawn and on those who have successfully abstained following withdrawal. The study represents an update of the previous meta-analyses published by our group. Method: A comprehensive search of the computerized databases Medline and PsycINFO was undertaken to identify studies that assessed the cognitive effects of benzodiazepines published up to 28 November 2016 (the date of the last update)...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243858/atrial-fibrillation-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#13
Mislav Vrsalović, Ana Vrsalović Presečki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with adverse outcomes in terms of survival and morbidity. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and AF share several common risk factors and often coexist. Whether AF has a prognostic role in patients with PAD has not been extensively studied. HYPOTHESIS: AF is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and mortality in symptomatic PAD patients. METHODS: Using MEDLINE and Scopus, we searched for studies published before December 2016 that evaluated cardiovascular outcomes based on the presence/absence of AF in a prospective manner with a follow-up period of ≥12 months...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243803/effect-of-metformin-on-fibrosarcoma-in-hamsters
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D J Popović, D Lalošević, D Miljković, K J Popović, I Čapo, J K Popović
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of metformin on an in vivo solid tumor model of fibrosarcoma in hamsters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 33 Syrian golden hamsters of both sexes, weighing approximately 100 g, were randomly allocated to 3 experimental and 2 control groups. 2 x 106 BHK-21/C13 cells in 1 ml were injected subcutaneously into the animals' back in 4 groups. The first experimental group (7 animals) started peroral treatment with metformin 500 mg/kg daily via a gastric probe 7 days before tumor inoculation, the second (8 animals) 3 days before inoculation and the third (6 animals) immediately after inoculation...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243737/clinical-outcome-of-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-18-cases-with-iridocorneal-endothelial-syndrome
#15
M Ao, Y Feng, G Xiao, Y Xu, J Hong
PurposeTo evaluate the clinical outcome of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in eyes with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome.Patients and methodsA retrospective case series study was conducted. Eighteen consecutive Chinese patients with 20 DSAEK grafts were enrolled. Participants were evaluated by anterior segment optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy. Postoperative complications, graft survival, endothelial cell counts, corneal thickness, and anterior chamber depth were analysed...
December 15, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243563/safety-culture-patient-safety-and-quality-of-care-outcomes-a-literature-review
#16
Seung Eun Lee, Linda D Scott, V Susan Dahinten, Catherine Vincent, Karen Dunn Lopez, Chang Gi Park
This integrative literature review was conducted to examine the relationships between safety culture and patient safety and quality of care outcomes in hospital settings and to identify directions for future research. Using a search of six electronic databases, 17 studies that met the study criteria were selected for review. This review revealed semantic inconsistencies, infrequent use of a theory or theoretical framework, limited discussions of validity of instruments used, and significant methodological variations...
December 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243446/prevalence-of-dental-caries-among-schoolchildren-from-north-eastern-italian-population
#17
Andrea Dobbiani, Federico Berton, Giuseppe Perinetti, Fulvia Costantinides, Roberto DI Lenarda
OBJECTIVE: The longitudinal aspect of dental caries has not been previously reported for the Italian population. The primary object of the present study is to collect information of the prevalence of dental decay among the schoolchildren of primary school of Gradisca d'Isonzo (GO) and to analyse the tendency of caries among the students followed since the first year of school. METHODS: Subsequent examinations hold from 2011 to 2015 has been conducted by two calibrated examiners...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243221/nursing-interventions-for-smoking-cessation
#18
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Virginia Hill Rice, Laura Heath, Jonathan Livingstone-Banks, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals, including nurses, frequently advise people to improve their health by stopping smoking. Such advice may be brief, or part of more intensive interventions. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of nursing-delivered smoking cessation interventions in adults. To establish whether nursing-delivered smoking cessation interventions are more effective than no intervention; are more effective if the intervention is more intensive; differ in effectiveness with health state and setting of the participants; are more effective if they include follow-ups; are more effective if they include aids that demonstrate the pathophysiological effect of smoking...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243214/does-the-laparoscopic-treatment-of-paediatric-hydroceles-represent-a-better-alternative-to-the-traditional-open-repair-technique-a-retrospective-study-of-1332-surgeries-performed-at-two-centres-in-china
#19
Y Zhang, M Chao, X Zhang, Z Wang, D Fan, K Zhang, Y Cai, C Liang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and merits of laparoscopic repair in children with hydroceles by comparing the outcomes of laparoscopic repair and the traditional open repair (OR) procedure. The outcomes of the following three laparoscopic percutaneous extra-peritoneal closure (LPEC) approaches were also compared: conventional two-port surgery, transumbilical single-site two-port surgery and single-port surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the demographic, perioperative and follow-up data from the consecutive records obtained for 382 boys who underwent OR and 950 boys who underwent LPEC at two children's medical centres in China...
December 14, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243186/effect-of-root-canal-sealers-on-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblast-viability-ex-vivo-study
#20
Grzegorz Szczurko, Małgorzata Pawińska, Elżbieta Łuczaj-Cepowicz, Anna Kierklo, Grażyna Marczuk-Kolada, Adam Hołownia
The aim of the study was to compare ex vivo the toxic effects of six root canal sealers immediately after mixing or setting on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPdLF). Freshly mixed (I group) or set (allowed to dry for 24 h) (II group) specimens of AH Plus Jet (AH), Apexit Plus (AP), MTA Fillapex (FL), GuttaFlow (GF), MetaSEAL Soft (META), and Tubli-Seal (TS) were prepared. HPdLF were exposed for 24 h to the specimens. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazolo-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay was used to examine the effect of the root canal sealers on mitochondrial metabolic activity...
December 14, 2017: Odontology
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