998,672 results match your criteria Public Health [Journal]
Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2018 Oct 12;46(5):330-336. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Magnetic resonance imaging revealed spinal cord compression due to intervertebral disc herniation of Hansen type I and II in the thoracolumbar vertebral column in two middle-aged coatis () with chronic progressive paraparesis. Surgical treatment included hemilaminectomy and partial corpectomy in one and dorsal laminectomy in the other coati. Both coatis recovered well after surgery. Read More
Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Zentrum für Psychiatrie Südwürttemberg, Abteilung Psychosomatische Medizin Ravensburg.
Background: The effectiveness of the inpatient psychosomatic treatment has been documented in various settings. The question of the sustainability of the improvement achieved as well as the prognostic factors is of interest for public health.
Objective: Primary outcome variables reflect the stability or change in the clinical status of patients one year after the discharge from the inpatient psychosomatic treatment. Read More
ILAR J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Translational Medicine and The Comparative Medicine Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
For more than a century, transplantation of tissues and organs from animals into man, xenotransplantation, has been viewed as a potential way to treat disease. Ironically, interest in xenotransplantation was fueled especially by successful application of allotransplantation, that is, transplantation of human tissue and organs, as a treatment for a variety of diseases, especially organ failure because scarcity of human tissues limited allotransplantation to a fraction of those who could benefit. In principle, use of animals such as pigs as a source of transplants would allow transplantation to exert a vastly greater impact than allotransplantation on medicine and public health. Read More
Sleep 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Sleep abnormalities are common among children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The human chr16p11.2 microdeletion is associated with a range of neurological and neurobehavioral abnormalities. Read More
J Infect Dis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Background: Differential transmission from HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected individuals may impact influenza burden. We estimated the household secondary infection risk (SIR) and serial interval (SI) for influenza transmission from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected index cases and identified associated factors.
Methods: Index cases were the first symptomatic person in a household with influenza-like illness, testing influenza positive on real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR). Read More
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Epidemiology and Prevention, Center for Clinical Sciences, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography for the general population, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of screening for participants among Hitachi residents.
Materials And Methods: Citizens aged 50-74 who underwent low-dose computed tomography screening at least once during 1998-2006 were defined as the computed tomography group, and those who underwent X-ray screening at least once during the same period, but did not receive low-dose computed tomography screening throughout the follow-up period, were defined as the XP group. We investigated the lung cancer incidence rate, mortality rate and all-cause mortality rate for both groups from the first lung cancer screening to the end of 2012. Read More
J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 Dec;25(12):1634-1642
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Background: The prevalence of moderate or complex (moderate-complex) congenital heart defects (CHDs) among adults is increasing due to improved survival, but many patients experience lapses in specialty care or their CHDs are undocumented in the medical system. There is, to date, no efficient approach to identify this population.
Objective: To develop and assess the performance of a risk score to identify adults aged 20-60 years with undocumented specific moderate-complex CHDs from electronic health records (EHR). Read More
Hum Mol Genet 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Genetics Research Group, IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
20 Century Br Hist 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Cardiff University, UK.
This article explores working-class women's experiences of political activism in the Labour Party in the 1930s. The article focuses upon the relationships formed with leaders, the bonds with fellow women, and the emotional fulfilment politics could bring, rather than considering the policies and campaigns which drew women into the party. It suggests how working-class women performed a political self which was shaped by but distinctive from a domestic self. Read More
Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Dec;108(6):1357-1368
School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Government of Canada and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada both recommend a daily multivitamin supplement containing 400 µg folic acid (FA) for the primary prevention of neural tube defects among low-risk women from before conception and throughout lactation. Prenatal supplements marketed and prescribed in Canada typically exceed the recommended dose, usually providing ≥1000 µg FA/d. This high daily dose, coupled with staple-food FA fortification, has resulted in the observation of very high blood folate concentrations among reproductive-aged women consuming FA-containing supplements. Read More
Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Dec;108(6):1157-1158
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Uppsala, and Theme Aging, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Dec;108(6):1249-1258
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Background: Previous in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that enzymes that synthesize and metabolize vitamin D are magnesium dependent. Recent observational studies found that magnesium intake significantly interacted with vitamin D in relation to vitamin D status and risk of mortality. According to NHANES, 79% of US adults do not meet their Recommended Dietary Allowance of magnesium. Read More
ILAR J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiology, Miller Research Building Molecular Imaging Service Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Preclinical noninvasive imaging can be an indispensable tool for studying animal models of disease. In vivo imaging to assess anatomical, functional, and molecular features requires verification by a comparison to the macroscopic and microscopic morphological features, since all noninvasive in vivo imaging methods have much lower resolution than standard histopathology. Comprehensive pathological evaluation of the animal model is underutilized; yet, many institutions have veterinary or human pathologists with necessary comparative pathology expertise. Read More
J Anim Sci 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Laboratório de Herpetologia do Instituto Butantan, Av. Vital Brazil, São Paulo - Brasil.
Envenoming and deaths resulting from snakebites are a particularly important public health problem in rural tropical areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and New Guinea. In 2015 The Lancet highlighted snake-bite envenoming as a neglected tropical disease and urged the world to increase antivenom production. In Brazil around 20,000 snakebites occur per year affecting mostly agricultural workers and children, of which 1% are caused by coral snakes (Micrurus sp). Read More
Fam Pract 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
The Health Improvement Institute (THIS), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Background: Large variation in measures of diagnostic activity has been described previously between English general practices, but related predictors remain understudied.
Objective: To examine associations between general practice population and characteristics, with the use of urgent referrals for suspected cancer, and use of endoscopy.
Methods: Cross-sectional observational study of English general practices. Read More
Eur J Public Health 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Labour Law and Social Policy Department, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Our study examines the relationship between the cumulation of employment statuses such as temporary contracts, self-employed, work at home or participating in the business activity of the spouse, and the health of Dutch early career workers. We followed four cohorts of Dutch early career workers that entered the labour market in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 for a period of six years. Based on our fixed effects models, we conclude that men but not women who during their first six years of labour market participation experienced more spells of atypical employment also reported worse self-rated health. Read More
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Background: Low-grade chronic inflammation, characterized by elevations in plasma Interleukin-6 (IL-6), is an independent risk factor of impaired mobility in older persons. Angiotensin receptor blockers and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3) may reduce IL-6 and may potentially improve physical function. To assess the main effects of the angiotensin receptor blocker losartan and ω-3 as fish oil on IL-6 and 400 m walking speed, we conducted the ENRGISE Pilot multicenter randomized clinical trial. Read More
J Natl Cancer Inst 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Background: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identify associations of individual single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with cancer risk but usually only explain a fraction of the inherited variability. Pathway analysis of genetic variants is a powerful tool to identify networks of susceptibility genes.
Methods: We conducted a large agnostic pathway-based meta-analysis of GWAS data using the summary-based adaptive rank truncated product method to identify gene sets and pathways associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in 9040 cases and 12 496 controls. Read More
Int J Epidemiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Background: The purpose of a negative control is to reproduce a condition that cannot involve the hypothesized causal mechanism, but does involve the same sources of bias and confounding that may distort the primary association of interest. Observational studies suggest physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), although potential sources of bias, including reverse causation and residual confounding, make it difficult to infer causality. The aim was to employ a negative control outcome to explore the extent to which the association between physical activity and CVD mortality is explained by confounding. Read More
Hum Reprod 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Kettegård Allé 26, Hvidovre, Denmark.
Study Question: Is the number of aspirated oocytes in the first ART cycle associated with the cumulative live birthrates (CLBR) in subsequent cycles?
Summary Answer: The number of aspirated oocytes in the first cycle was associated with CLBR in subsequent cycles. Previous treatment response predicts outcome in future cycles.
What Is Known Already: Previous reports have shown a positive association between the number of retrieved oocytes and live birthrate per fresh treatment cycle. Read More
Mutagenesis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Computer Learning Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey, UK.
Valid and predictive models for classifying Ames mutagenicity have been developed using conformal prediction. The models are Random Forest models using signature molecular descriptors. The investigation indicates, on excluding not-strongly mutagenic compounds (class B), that the validity for mutagenic compounds is increased for the predictions based on both public and the Division of Genetics and Mutagenesis, National Institute of Health Sciences of Japan (DGM/NIHS) data while less so when using only the latter data source. Read More
J Public Health (Oxf) 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Innovation and Improvement, Monash Health, Clayton, Australia.
Background: There are unique life-stage and psychosocial barriers to attendance for women referred for postnatal and continence physiotherapy. These barriers affect access to care, clinic utilization and patient waiting lists. In a patient-focused bookings system, the patient is invited to contact the health service to book their appointment at a time and day that suits them, increasing patient choice and engagement in the booking process. Read More
Int J Epidemiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that breastfeeding benefits children's intelligence, possibly due to long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) present in breast milk. Under a nutritional adequacy hypothesis, an interaction between breastfeeding and genetic variants associated with endogenous LC-PUFAs synthesis might be expected. However, the literature on this topic is controversial. Read More
Hum Mol Genet 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
KU Leuven - Department of Neurosciences, Laboratory for Neuroimmunology, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
The role of somatic variants in diseases beyond cancer is increasingly being recognized, with potential roles in autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases. However, as mutation rates and allele fractions are lower, studies in these diseases are substantially less tolerant of false positives and bio-informatics algorithms require high replication rates. We developed a pipeline combining two variant callers, MuTect2 and VarScan2, with technical filtering and prioritization. Read More
Int J Epidemiol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS), Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK.
Ann Nutr Metab 2018 Dec 12;74(1):44-52. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou,
Background/aims: Some adipokines, such as adiponectin and leptin, have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), while the association of adipsin and visfatin with NAFLD still remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the association of circulating adipsin, visfatin, and adiponectin with NAFLD in Chinese adults.
Methods: We recruited a total of 211 eligible subjects, including 100 NAFLD cases and 111 age and sex frequency-matched controls. Read More
Gynecol Obstet Invest 2018 Dec 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan,
Objective: To compare survival endpoints between African American (AA) and non-AA (NAA) women with endometrial carcinoma (EC) stage I-II using a robust matching analysis.
Methods And Materials: Patients were matched by stage, grade, adjuvant management (surveillance, vaginal brachytherapy or pelvic radiation treatment), age, and year of hysterectomy. Recurrence-free survival (RFS), disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated. Read More
Psychother Psychosom 2018 Dec 12:1-3. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
Public Health Genomics 2018 Dec 12:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Division of Human Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Background: Family health history tools have the ability to improve health outcomes and promote patient-provider communication, but some research suggests their effectiveness is limited. Tool design features may heavily influence users' perceptions of the tools.
Aims: This study provides a summative evaluation of the Family HealthLink tool, which assesses cancer and coronary heart disease risk based on personal and family health history, to better understand how tool design and message content impact user perceptions. Read More
Fish Shellfish Immunol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.
College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, China; Freshwater Aquaculture Collaborative Innovation Center of Hubei Province, Wuhan, 430070, China; Hubei Engineering Technology Research Center for Aquatic Animal Diseases Control and Prevention, Wuhan, 430070, China. Electronic address:
Viperin is known to play an important role in innate immune and its antiviral mechanisms are well demonstrated in mammals. Fish Viperin mediates antiviral activity against several viruses. However, little has been done to the underlying mechanism. Read More
Cell Rep 2018 Dec;25(11):3194-3203.e4
Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address:
5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is enriched in brain and has been recognized as an important DNA modification. However, the roles of 5hmC and its writers, ten-eleven translocation (Tet) proteins, in stress-induced response have yet to be elucidated. Here, we show that chronic restraint stress (CRS) induced depression-like behavior in mice and resulted in a 5hmC reduction in prefrontal cortex (PFC). Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0209043. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Background: In 2011, the Australian government introduced national healthcare reforms aimed at increasing the timeliness and quality of hospital care. The healthcare reforms included, but were not limited to, emergency department (ED) time-based targets, financial incentives, and public performance reporting of hospital data. We sought to evaluate the impact of the national healthcare reforms on ED time-based process outcomes. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208898. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
International Institue for Primary Health Care- Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Background: While health care provider knowledge is a commonly used measure for process quality of care, evidence demonstrates that providers don't always perform as much as they know. We describe this know-do gap for malaria care for sick children among providers in Ethiopia and examine what may predict this gap.
Methods: We use a 2014 nationally-representative survey of Ethiopian providers that includes clinical knowledge vignettes of malaria care and observations of care provided to children in facilities. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0209008. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Background: While HIV incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM) is increasing in Hong Kong, unprotected sex apparently remains prevalent among those infected but virally non-suppressed. Little is known about how sexual behaviours and sexual connections may change among MSM along their HIV care continuum.
Methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, HIV-positive MSM attending the largest HIV specialist clinic in Hong Kong between October and December 2014 were invited to complete a self-administrated structured questionnaire. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208884. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Epidemiological Survey Division, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, Qingdao, Shandong, China.
Following the emergence of H7N9 influenza in March 2013, local animal and public health authorities in China have been closing live bird markets as a measure to try to control the H7N9 influenza epidemic. The role of live bird market (LBM) closure on the spread of N7N9 influenza following the closure of LBMs during March to May 2013 (the first wave) and October 2013 to March 2014 (the second wave) is described in this paper. Different provinces implemented closure actions at different times, and intensive media reports on H7N9 in different provinces started at different times. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208839. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
The role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is controversial. The objective of the present study is to estimate the 10-year risk of CVD in HCV- positive subjects and describe their profile of cardiometabolic risk markers compared to HCV-negative subjects. We conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate 10-year CVD risk, calculated using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), in participants from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS; 2007-2015, n = 10,115) and the US-National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES; 2007-2016, n = 16,668). Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208397. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
Heterogeneous mobile authentication is a crucial technique to securely retrieve the resource of e-healthcare cloud servers which are commonly implemented in a public key Infrastructure (PKI). Conventionally, a mobile data user can utilize a self-chosen password along with a portable device to request the access privilege of clouds. However, to validate the membership of users, a cloud server usually has to make use of a password table, which not only increases the burden of management, but also raises the possibility of information leakage. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208796. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America.
Background: The number of patients with diabetes is increasing particularly in Asia-Pacific region. Many of them are treated with antidiabetics. As the basis of the studies on the benefit and harm of antidiabetic drugs in the region, the information on patterns of market penetration of new classes of antidiabetic medications is important in providing context for subsequent research and analyzing and interpreting results. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0209013. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Fort Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America.
How information is communicated influences the public's environmental perceptions and behaviors. Information channels and sources both play an important role in the dissemination of information. Trust in a source is often used as a proxy for whether a particular piece of information is credible. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208449. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Université Laval, Quebec City (QC, Canada).
Introduction: Shared decision making (SDM) is a process whereby decisions are made together by patients and/or families and clinicians. Nevertheless, few patients are aware of its proven benefits. This study investigated the feasibility, acceptability and impact of an intervention to raise public awareness of SDM in public libraries. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208539. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
The Department of Family Medicine, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Objectives: Disease registry for diabetes care encourages transparency and benchmarking of quality of care (QoC) measurements for all service providers and seems to improve diabetes care. This study evaluate changes over time in QoC measurement performance in a large diabetes registry among newly diagnosed diabetics and it association with mortality.
Methods: Retrospective cohort study of patients in a large health maintenance organization diabetes registry from years 2000 to 2013. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208169. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Departments of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Although insufficient dietary protein intake is a known risk factor for age-related muscle weakness, the optimal age at which higher protein intake is required to prevent muscle weakness is yet to be determined. Using a population-based panel survey of community-dwelling people aged 50-75 years, this cross-sectional study aimed to find the age threshold at which a higher protein intake is associated with higher muscle strength. We utilized a dataset from the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement conducted between 2007 and 2011. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207954. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Division of Bacteriology, Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a common serovar associated with non-typhoidal salmonellosis globally. However, there is insufficient data on molecular characterization of S. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207986. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Public Health Sciences, Global Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Background: Male partner participation improves uptake, retention and outcomes of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services. However, in patriarchal settings few men accompany their partners to antenatal care (ANC) and PMTCT services. We explored whether community leaders can improve male partner participation in ANC and PMTCT. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207418. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States of America.
Objective: To describe the opinions of British general practitioners regarding the potential of future technology to replace key tasks carried out in primary care.
Design: Cross sectional online survey.
Participants: 1,474 registered GPs in the United Kingdom. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207229. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Pharmacy Administration and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
Introduction: The irrational use of antibiotics is a major driver of antimicrobial resistance. This study aimed to explore how antibiotics were used in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Shaanxi Province, western China from 2013 to 2015.
Method: A retrospective study was conducted with a sample of 16 hospitals in Shaanxi Province (2 tertiary and 14 secondary hospitals; 8 public and 8 private hospitals) using a stratified random sampling method. Read More
Rev Gastroenterol Peru 2018 Jul-Sep;38(3):306-309
Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú.
We are going through a moment in which acts of disregard to the ethics in the public function are being disclosed at all levels. It is important to know the codes of ethics and good practices of each of the functions performed. In the field of scientific publications, it is highly recommended that all researchers who wish to publish their studies get to know the good scientific practices and the basic ethical principles of publications in science. Read More
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.
Study Design: Retrospective review of prospective multicenter database.
Objective: To identify an optimal set of factors predicting the risk of PJF while taking the time dependency of PJF and those factors into account.
Summary Of Background Data: Surgical correction of adult spinal deformity (ASD) can be complex and therefore, may come with high revision rates due to proximal junctional failure (PJF). Read More
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Objectives: Pediatric achalasia is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the esophagus that requires treatment. Different diagnostic and treatment modalities are available, but there are no data that show how children can best be diagnosed and treated. We aimed to identify current practices regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic approach toward children with achalasia. Read More