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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823119/determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-iranian-adults-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Ali Kazemi, Masoud Khosravipour, Farid Khosravi, Shahab Rezaeian
Purpose: This study aimed to measure the level and determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults in Kermanshah province, the western region of Iran. Methods: Convenience sampling was employed to derive a sample of 998 adults 18 years and older (646 males and 352 females) in Kermanshah city. A two-part self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. The first part designed to collect information on socio-demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status and life style factors...
August 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822582/antibiofilm-properties-of-model-composites-containing-quaternary-ammonium-methacrylates-after-surface-texture-modification
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Guilherme Ferreira Rego, Marina Lermen Vidal, Gil Mendes Viana, Lucio Mendes Cabral, Luis Felipe Jochims Schneider, Maristela Barbosa Portela, Larissa Maria Cavalcante
OBJECTIVE: Investigate antimicrobial properties and surface texture of model composites with different concentration and alkyl chain length of quaternary ammonium monomers (QAS). METHODS: Monomers derived from QAS salts with alkyl chain lengths of 12 carbons ((dimethylaminododecyl methacrylate) DMADDM) and 16 carbons (dimethylaminohexadecyl methacrylate-DMAHDM) were obtained from the reactions of their respective organo-halides with the tertiary amine 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA)...
August 16, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822555/influence-of-tumor-size-on-outcomes-following-pelvic-exenteration
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B Smith, E L Jones, M Kitano, A L Gleisner, N J Lyell, G Cheng, M D McCarter, S Abdel-Misih, F J Backes
OBJECTIVE: Pelvic exenteration (PE) is often the only curative option for locally advanced or recurrent pelvic malignancies. Despite radical surgery, recurrence risk and morbidity remain high. In this study, we sought to determine tumor size effect on perioperative outcomes and subsequent survival in patients undergoing PE. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for female patients who underwent PE at two comprehensive cancer centers from 2000 to 2015...
August 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822434/-risk-factors-of-bacterial-nosocomial-infection-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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H Zhu, W Gao
Objective: To analyze the risk factors of nosocomial infection after liver transplantation in children, so as to provide scientific evidence for the prevention and control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data of 223 pediatric patients undergoing liver transplantation between January 2014 and December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Univariate and multivariate analyses were carried out to investigate the risk factors of infection after transplantation. Result: Totally 51 children were infected among the 223 patients, the infection rate was 22...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822433/-molecular-biological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-children-with-bronchiolitis
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T H Zhang, J Deng, Y Qian, R N Zhu, Y Sun, F Wang, R Tian, L Q Zhao
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus(RSV)bronchiolitis and molecular biological characteristics of RSV in children in Beijing. Method: In a systematic retrospective study, 2 296 nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) were collected from children diagnosed with bronchiolitis from July 2006 to June 2016 for respiratory virus screening using direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA). For specimens positive for RSV, subgroup A or B was confirmed by real time RT-PCR and genotype of RSV was determined by amplifying the full G glycoprotein gene and sequencing...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822407/-clinical-observation-on-the-effect-of-glucocorticoid-insensitivity-on-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-patients
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J Hou, H Qi, Y H Dai, X M Wei, L Lu, J G Wang, W D She
Objective: To investigate the correlation between the proliferation inhibition effect of glucocorticoid (GC) on peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) and the pure tone average (PTA) improvement in SSNHL patients. Methods: Sixty inpatients with SSNHL were included from July 2013 to October 2015 in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University. Peripheral venous blood was collected before receiving treatment, then the PBMC was isolated for GC proliferation inhibition. PBMCs of each patient were cultivated into 4 groups: Group A: PBMCs+ Medium; Group B: PBMCs+ Medium+ lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 1 μmol/L); Group C: PBMCs+ Medium+ LPS+ Dexamethasone; Group D: Medium...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822240/statin-use-and-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-a-large-active-comparator-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Sherif M El-Refai, Esther P Black, Val R Adams, Jeffery C Talbert, Joshua D Brown
BACKGROUND: Statins have been shown to have a protective effect for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the general population. This study sought to assess the association between statins and the risk for cancer-associated deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed cancer were followed for up to one year in a healthcare claims database (2010-2013). Three treatment groups included statin users, non-statin cholesterol lowering medication users, and an untreated group with pre-existing indications for statin therapy (hyperlipidemia, diabetes, or heart disease)...
August 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821929/magnetic-resonance-cinematography-of-the-fingers-a-3-0-tesla-feasibility-study-with-comparison-of-incremental-and-continuous-dynamic-protocols
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Thomas Bayer, Werner Adler, Rolf Janka, Michael Uder, Frank Roemer
OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility of magnetic resonance cinematography of the fingers (MRCF) with comparison of image quality of different protocols for depicting the finger anatomy during motion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRCF was performed during a full flexion and extension movement in 14 healthy volunteers using a finger-gating device. Three real-time sequences (frame rates 17-59 images/min) and one proton density (PD) sequence (3 images/min) were acquired during incremental and continuous motion...
August 19, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821854/dynamics-of-hydration-water-plays-a-key-role-in-determining-the-binding-thermodynamics-of-protein-complexes
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Song-Ho Chong, Sihyun Ham
Interfacial waters are considered to play a crucial role in protein-protein interactions, but in what sense and why are they important? Here, using molecular dynamics simulations and statistical thermodynamic analyses, we demonstrate distinctive dynamic characteristics of the interfacial water and investigate their implications for the binding thermodynamics. We identify the presence of extraordinarily slow (~1,000 times slower than in bulk water) hydrogen-bond rearrangements in interfacial water. We rationalize the slow rearrangements by introducing the "trapping" free energies, characterizing how strongly individual hydration waters are captured by the biomolecular surface, whose magnitude is then traced back to the number of water-protein hydrogen bonds and the strong electrostatic field produced at the binding interface...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821746/neural-circuitry-governing-anxious-individuals-mis-allocation-of-working-memory-to-threat
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Daniel M Stout, Alexander J Shackman, Walker S Pedersen, Tara A Miskovich, Christine L Larson
Dispositional anxiety is a trait-like phenotype that confers increased risk for a range of debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. Like many patients with anxiety disorders, individuals with elevated levels of dispositional anxiety are prone to intrusive and distressing thoughts in the absence of immediate threat. Recent electrophysiological research suggests that these symptoms are rooted in the mis-allocation of working memory (WM) resources to threat-related information. Here, functional MRI was used to identify the network of brain regions that support WM for faces and to quantify the allocation of neural resources to threat-related distracters in 81 young adults...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821528/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-adult-victims-of-cluster-munitions-in-lebanon-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
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Jawad Fares, Souheil Gebeily, Mohamad Saad, Hayat Harati, Sanaa Nabha, Najwane Said, Mohamad Kanso, Ronza Abdel Rassoul, Youssef Fares
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the short-term and long-term prevalence and effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among victims of cluster munitions. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective 10-year longitudinal study that took place in Lebanon. PARTICIPANTS: Two-hundred-and-forty-four Lebanese civilian victims of submunition blasts, who were injured in 2006 and were over 18 years old, were interviewed. Included were participants who had been diagnosed with PTSD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) and the PTSD Checklist - Civilian Version in 2006...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821492/use-of-the-low-frequency-high-frequency-ratio-of-heart-rate-variability-to-predict-short-term-deterioration-in-emergency-department-patients-with-sepsis
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Douglas P Barnaby, Shannon M Fernando, Kevin J Ferrick, Christophe L Herry, Andrew J E Seely, Polly E Bijur, E John Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: To examine the ability of the low-frequency/high-frequency (LF/HF) ratio of heart rate variability (HRV) analysis to identify patients with sepsis at risk of early deterioration. METHODS: This is a prospective observational cohort study of patients with sepsis presenting to the Montefiore Medical Center ED from December 2014 through September 2015. On presentation, a single ECG Holter recording was obtained and analysed to obtain the LF/HF ratio of HRV...
August 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821291/who-and-where-are-the-uncounted-children-inequalities-in-birth-certificate-coverage-among-children-under-five-years-in-94-countries-using-nationally-representative-household-surveys
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Amiya Bhatia, Leonardo Zanini Ferreira, Aluísio J D Barros, Cesar Gomes Victora
BACKGROUND: Birth registration, and the possession of a birth certificate as proof of registration, has long been recognized as a fundamental human right. Data from a functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system allows governments to benefit from accurate and universal data on birth and death rates. However, access to birth certificates remains challenging and unequal in many low and middle-income countries. This paper examines wealth, urban/rural and gender inequalities in birth certificate coverage...
August 18, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821288/health-promotion-via-sms-improves-hypertension-knowledge-for-deaf-south-africans
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Hanne Jensen Haricharan, Marion Heap, Damian Hacking, Yan Kwan Lau
BACKGROUND: Signing Deaf South Africans have limited access to health information. As a result, their knowledge about health is limited. Cell phone usage in South Africa is high. This study aimed to assess whether a short message service (SMS)-based health promotion campaign could improve Deaf people's knowledge of hypertension and healthy living. Additionally, the study aimed to assess the acceptability of using SMSs for health promotion targeting Deaf people. METHODS: A baseline questionnaire assessed participants' knowledge about hypertension before an SMS-based information campaign was conducted...
August 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821271/high-speed-resistance-training-and-balance-training-for-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-to-reduce-falls-risk-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pazit Levinger, Jeremy Dunn, Nancy Bifera, Michael Butson, George Elias, Keith D Hill
BACKGROUND: The number of falls experienced by people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) is almost double the number experienced by people with no OA. The neuromuscular elements required to arrest a fall are more impaired in people with knee OA compared to their asymptomatic counterparts. Therefore, these elements may need to be incorporated into an exercise intervention to reduce the risk of falling. The aim of this study will be to examine the feasibility, safety and patient satisfaction of a high-speed resistance-training program, with and without balance exercises, in people with knee OA compared to a control group...
August 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821252/are-role-perceptions-of-residents-and-nurses-translated-into-action
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Naïke Bochatay, Virginie Muller-Juge, Fabienne Scherer, Guillemette Cottin, Stéphane Cullati, Katherine S Blondon, Patricia Hudelson, Fabienne Maître, Nu V Vu, Georges L Savoldelli, Mathieu R Nendaz
BACKGROUND: Effective interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been shown to depend on clear role definitions, yet there are important gaps with regard to role clarity in the IPC literature. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether there was a relationship between internal medicine residents' and nurses' role perceptions and their actual actions in practice, and to identify areas that would benefit from more specific interprofessional education. METHODS: Fourteen residents and 14 nurses working in internal medicine were interviewed about their role perceptions, and then randomly paired to manage two simulated clinical cases...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821240/avbd1-nucleotide-polymorphisms-peptide-antimicrobial-activities-and-microbial-colonisation-of-the-broiler-chicken-gut
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Kevin Cadwell, Sherko S Niranji, Vanessa L Armstrong, Catherine A Mowbray, Richard Bailey, Kellie A Watson, Judith Hall
BACKGROUND: The importance of poultry as a global source of protein underpins the chicken genome and associated SNP data as key tools in selecting and breeding healthy robust birds with improved disease resistance. SNPs affecting host peptides involved in the innate defences tend to be rare, but three non-synonymous SNPs in the avian β-defensin (AvBD1) gene encoding the variant peptides NYH, SSY and NYY were identified that segregated specifically to three lines of commercial broiler chickens Line X (LX), Line Y(LY) and Line Z...
August 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821239/association-between-sarcopenia-with-lifestyle-and-family-function-among-community-dwelling-chinese-aged-60%C3%A2-years-and-older
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Shan Hai, Hui Wang, Li Cao, Ping Liu, Jianghua Zhou, Ying Yang, Birong Dong
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is defined as the age-related decline in skeletal muscle mass and function. The risk factors and causes of sarcopenia must be identified to develop prevention and treatment strategies for this syndrome. Our aim was to examine the association between sarcopenia with lifestyle and family function among community-dwelling Chinese people aged 60 years and older. METHODS: We conducted this study to evaluate sarcopenia among 834 community-dwelling Chinese individuals aged ≥60 years using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS) criteria...
August 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821012/multidomain-analyses-of-a-longitudinal-human-microbiome-intestinal-cleanout-perturbation-experiment
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Julia Fukuyama, Laurie Rumker, Kris Sankaran, Pratheepa Jeganathan, Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman, Susan P Holmes
Our work focuses on the stability, resilience, and response to perturbation of the bacterial communities in the human gut. Informative flash flood-like disturbances that eliminate most gastrointestinal biomass can be induced using a clinically-relevant iso-osmotic agent. We designed and executed such a disturbance in human volunteers using a dense longitudinal sampling scheme extending before and after induced diarrhea. This experiment has enabled a careful multidomain analysis of a controlled perturbation of the human gut microbiota with a new level of resolution...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820759/thromboprophylaxis-in-spinal-surgery
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William P Mosenthal, David C Landy, Haroutioun H Boyajian, Olumuyiwa A Idowu, Lewis L Shi, Edwin Ramos, Michael J Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis OBJECTIVE.: Determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in spinal surgery patients receiving no thromboprophylaxis, mechanoprophylaxis, and chemoprophylaxis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of thromboembolic complications after spinal surgery is not well established. While a variety of effective mechanical and chemical thromboprophylaxis interventions exist, their role in spinal surgery remains unclear...
August 17, 2017: Spine
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