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Risk factors for breast cancer, overall and by tumor subtype, among women from Mozambique, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Departamento de Ciências da Saúde Pública e Forenses e Educação Médica, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto.

Background: Breast cancer (BC) incidence is rising in Africa, but there are scare data regarding risk factors in this region. We assessed the relation between risk factors and the occurrence of BC, overall and by tumor subtype in women from Mozambique.

Methods: The associations between education, number of births, height, weight, body-mass index (BMI) and BC risk among 138 cases (participants from the Moza-BC cohort) and 638 controls from the general population (from a WHO-STEPS survey), recruited during 2014-2017, were investigated. Read More

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Factors affecting successful esophageal foreign body removal using a Foley catheter in pediatric patients.

Clin Exp Emerg Med 2021 Mar 31;8(1):30-36. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the factors that affect successful esophageal foreign body (FB) removal using a Foley catheter and to identify methods to increase the success rate.

Methods: In this retrospective, cross-sectional study, we included pediatric patients who presented with esophageal FB impaction that was removed using a Foley catheter in the emergency departments of tertiary care and academic hospitals. We analyzed the effect of the patients' age, sex, and symptoms; FB type, size, and location; Foley catheter size; complications during FB removal; duration between FB ingestion and removal; operator's years of training; sedation; success rate of FB removal; endoscopy; and patient's posture during FB removal on the success of Foley catheter-based FB removal. Read More

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Sinonasal mucosal melanoma: treatment strategies and survival rates for a rare disease entity : A single center experience and review of literature.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 26, 8036, Graz, Austria.

Background: Sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SNMM) is a rare disease entity comprising 0.4-1.3% of all melanomas. Read More

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Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(3 cz 2):761-766


Objective: The aim: To realize analysis and assessment of completeness and efficacy in the field of perinatal aid regionalization in Ukraine.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis has been carried out as well as assessment of inculcation steps concerning regionalization of perinatal health care in Ukraine according to the data of state and branch statistics and monitoring (in 2013-2017). The methods used here are systemic approach, bibliography method, and statistical data evaluation. Read More

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Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(3 cz 2):608-612


Objective: The aim: Is to investigate the impact of sports games (football) on the level of somatic health and emotional state of students in the process of studying.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: The study was conducted at Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture and Sumy State University (Ukraine) in 2018-2019. The study involved 87 male students of the main department. Read More

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A review of machine learning experiments in equity investment decision-making: why most published research findings do not live up to their promise in real life.

Int J Data Sci Anal 2021 Apr 5:1-22. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

The numerical nature of financial markets makes market forecasting and portfolio construction a good use case for machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI). Over the past two decades, a number of academics worldwide (mostly from the field of computer science) produced a sizeable body of experimental research. Many publications claim highly accurate forecasts or highly profitable investment strategies. Read More

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Preservice and Inservice Teachers' Noticing of Explicit Instruction for Self-Regulated Learning Strategies.

Tova Michalsky

Front Psychol 2021 26;12:630197. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Contemporary theories of learning and instruction as well as a large body of research have pinpointed the benefits of effective self-regulated learning (SRL) for students' academic achievements, yet research findings indicate that teachers' actual promotion of students' SRL strategies and students' actual use of such strategies are less common than expected. To extend the investigation of how and when teachers' expertise develops regarding SRL instruction practices in authentic classrooms, the current study compared preservice vs. inservice teachers' "noticing" of explicit SRL teaching behaviors in videotaped classroom vignettes. Read More

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Electroconvulsive Therapy for Patients With Depression Who Lack Capacity for Consent: Doing Good and Doing No Harm.

J ECT 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

From the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Neuropsychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, Leuven Brain Institute Geriatric Psychiatry Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation (AcCENT), University Psychiatric Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Objective: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is provided in real-world clinical settings for patients lacking capacity for consent. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and clinical effectiveness of ECT in this population.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted to collect data from patients who received ECT to treat their depressive episodes between April 2012 and March 2019. Read More

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Dosing Recommendations for Vancomycin in Children and Adolescents with Varying Levels of Obesity and Renal Dysfunction: a Population Pharmacokinetic Study in 1892 Children Aged 1-18 Years.

AAPS J 2021 Apr 11;23(3):53. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Vancomycin is an effective but potentially nephrotoxic antibiotic commonly used for severe infections. Dosing guidelines for vancomycin in obese children and adolescents with or without renal impairment are currently lacking. This study describes the pharmacokinetics of vancomycin in a large pediatric cohort with varying degrees of obesity and renal function to design practical dosing guidelines for this population. Read More

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Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with acute kidney injury in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: from the BRAVO-3 randomized trial.

Clin Res Cardiol 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is not uncommon in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Objective: We examined the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of AKI from the BRAVO 3 randomized trial.

Methods: The BRAVO-3 trial included 802 patients undergoing transfemoral TAVR randomized to bivalirudin vs. Read More

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The puzzle of the walk-to-run transition in humans.

Gait Posture 2021 Apr 3;86:319-326. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Sport Sciences - Performance and Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: The walk-to-run transition, which occurs during gradually increasing locomotion speed, has been addressed in research at least eight decades back.

Research Question: Why does the walk-to-run transition occur? In the present review, we focus on the reason for the transition, more than on the consequences of it. The latter has historically constituted a primary focus. Read More

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Accuracy of a patient 3-dimensional virtual representation obtained from the superimposition of facial and intraoral scans guided by extraoral and intraoral scan body systems.

J Prosthet Dent 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Professor and Head, Division of Dental Biomaterials, Clinic for Reconstructive Dentistry, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Statement Of Problem: A patient 3-dimensional virtual representation aims to facilitate the integration of facial references into treatment planning or prosthesis design procedures, but the accuracy of the virtual patient representation remains unclear.

Purpose: The purpose of the present observational clinical study was to determine and compare the accuracy (trueness and precision) of a virtual patient obtained from the superimposition procedures of facial and intraoral digital scans guided by 2 scan body systems.

Material And Methods: Ten participants were recruited. Read More

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Gonadotropin response to insulin and lipid infusion reproduces the reprometabolic syndrome of obesity in eumenorrheic lean women: a randomized crossover trial.

Fertil Steril 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.

Objective: To study the reprometabolic syndrome in normal-weight, eumenorrheic women by infusing a combination of insulin and lipid. Women with obesity have been shown to have reduced gonadotropins and impaired luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

Design: Randomized crossover. Read More

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma metastatic to the lung: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 11;15(1):156. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan.

Background: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumor involving mostly the head and neck region, and frequently the salivary glands. The development of lung metastasis after treatment of the primary tumor is a common occurrence in ACC. Although lung metastases show a slow rate of growth, approximately 10% of patients die from distant metastases. Read More

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Implementation of a Software Distribution Intervention to Improve Workload Balance in an Academic Pediatric Radiology Department.

J Digit Imaging 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Texas Children's Hospital, Singleton Department of Pediatric Radiology, 6107 Fannin Street, Suite 470, 77030, Houston, TX, USA.

In our pediatric radiology department, radiographs (XR) are the shared responsibility of the body section and interpreted in addition to modality or site-specific assignments. Given an unequal contribution amongst radiologists to the XR workload, a software solution was developed to distribute radiographs and improve workload balance. Metrics to evaluate the intervention's effectiveness were compared before and after the intervention. Read More

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In-depth analyses of the effects of a diet and resistance exercise intervention in older adults: who benefits most from ProMuscle in Practice?

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Chair group Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Background: The ProMuscle in Practice intervention, comprising resistance exercise and an increased protein intake, was effective in improving muscle strength, lean body mass, and physical functioning in older adults aged ≥65 years (N=168). However, a heterogeneous response to such interventions is common. Therefore, we explored the differences in responsiveness to the intervention in subgroups based on demographic characteristics and mobility-impairing disorders. Read More

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Academic Achievement of Children in Same- and Different-Sex-Parented Families: A Population-Level Analysis of Linked Administrative Data From the Netherlands.

Demography 2021 Apr;58(2):393-418

School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Although numerous studies have examined how children raised in same-sex-parented families fare relative to children in different-sex-parented families, this body of work suffers from major methodological shortcomings. By leveraging linked administrative data from several population registers from the Netherlands covering the 2006-2018 period (n = 1,454,577), we overcome most methodological limitations affecting earlier research. The unique features of the data include complete population coverage, reliable identification of same-sex-parented families, a large number of children in same-sex-parented families (n = 3,006), multiple objective and verifiable educational outcomes, and detailed measures of family dynamics over children's entire life courses. Read More

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Detection of sitting posture using hierarchical image composition and deep learning.

PeerJ Comput Sci 2021 23;7:e442. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Applied Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Human posture detection allows the capture of the kinematic parameters of the human body, which is important for many applications, such as assisted living, healthcare, physical exercising and rehabilitation. This task can greatly benefit from recent development in deep learning and computer vision. In this paper, we propose a novel deep recurrent hierarchical network (DRHN) model based on that allows for greater flexibility by reducing or eliminating posture detection problems related to a limited visibility human torso in the frame, i. Read More

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Hypotensive Anesthesia does not reduce Transfusion Rates during and after Acetabular Fracture Surgery.

Injury 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Acetabular fracture open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is generally associated with high intraoperative blood loss. Hypotensive anesthesia has been shown to decrease blood loss and intraoperative transfusion in total joint arthroplasty and posterior spinal fusion. In this study, we assessed the effect of reduction in intraoperative mean arterial pressures (MAPs) during acetabular fracture surgery on intraoperative blood loss and need for transfusion. Read More

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Habitus and Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Support 1 Year Postpartum.

Obstet Gynecol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, the Study Design and Biostatistics Center, University of Utah Health Center for Clinical & Translational Science, the College of Nursing, University of Utah, and the Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Utah College of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Objective: To estimate the association between habitus measures and pelvic floor support and symptoms in primiparous women 1 year after term vaginal delivery.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study including women enrolled at seven academic and community sites, we assessed pelvic floor support, weight, height, waist circumference, and percent fat using air displacement plethysmography and participants completed questionnaires, all at one year postpartum. We tested the association of quintiles of habitus measure, including body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, percent body fat, and waist/height ratio, with the primary outcomes: anatomic support, dichotomized as maximal vaginal descent less than 0 cm (better support) compared with 0 cm or more (worse support) per the pelvic organ prolapse quantification examination and symptom burden (positive with bothersome symptoms in two or more of six symptom domains), and on five secondary outcomes. Read More

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Occupational Noise Exposure and Diabetes Risk.

J Environ Public Health 2021 19;2021:1804616. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Université de Sousse, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.

Introduction: Noise is one of the most common worldwide environmental pollutants, especially in occupational fields. As a stressor, it affects not only the ear but also the entire body. Its physiological and psychological impacts have been well established in many conditions such as cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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Body mass index is not associated with embryo ploidy in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing.

Fertil Steril 2021 Apr 4. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

Objective: To assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and embryo aneuploidy and mosaicism in a cohort of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with trophectoderm biopsy for preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) using next-generation sequencing technology.

Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Setting: Academic center. Read More

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Factors Affecting Outcomes in Patients With Stage III & IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oropharynx: The Importance of p16 Status, BMI, and Race.

Cureus 2021 Mar 3;13(3):e13674. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Radiation Oncology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA.

Objective To identify racial disparities in survival outcomes among Stage III & IV patients with squamous cell carcinomas (SCCa) of the oropharynx treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT), with concurrent chemotherapy. Method This is a retrospective analysis of patients with stage III & IV SCCa of oropharynx treated with definitive RT at the State Academic Medical Center. All patients were treated to 70 Gy utilizing intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT), and received concurrent chemotherapy with weekly cisplatin or cetuximab. Read More

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Independent Predictors for Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.

Surg Technol Int 2021 Apr 2;38. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.

Introduction: Complex abdominal wall reconstruction (CAWR) in patients with large abdominal defects have become a common procedure. The aim of this study was to identify independent predictors of surgical site infections (SSI) in patients undergoing CAWR.

Materials And Methods: This was an ambidirectional cohort study of 240 patients who underwent CAWR with biologic mesh between 2012 and 2020 at an academic tertiary/quaternary care center. Read More

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Top 100 cited paramedicine papers: A bibliometric study.

Emerg Med Australas 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Paramedicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: Understanding the impact different journal articles have in any academic field is important - particularly in emerging professions. A bibliometric analysis like this does not yet exist for paramedicine, despite the rapid increase in its primary literature. The objective of the present study was to identify and analyse the 100 top-cited articles about paramedicine. Read More

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Researching gender inequalities in academic labor during the COVID-19 pandemic: Avoiding common problems and asking different questions.

Gend Work Organ 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Department of Sociology University of Warwick Coventry UK.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, a growing body of international literature is analyzing the effects of the pandemic on academic labor and, specifically, on gender inequalities in academia. In that literature, much attention has been devoted to comparing the unequal impacts of COVID-19 on the research activities of women and men, with studies demonstrating that women's research productivity has been disproportionately disrupted, in ways that are likely to have detrimental effects in the short- and long-term. In this paper, I discuss that emerging literature on gender inequalities in pandemic academic productivity. Read More

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Does Obesity Affect the Severity of Exercise-Induced Muscle Injury?

J Obes Metab Syndr 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Sport Science, College of Life Science and Nano Technology, Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea.

This literature review investigates the effects of obesity on exercise-induced muscle injury and reexamines the potential mechanisms of exercise-induced muscle injury related to obesity. Several studies reported that high body mass index and percent body fat can significantly affect the markers of muscle injury after exercise, including maximal strength, delayed onset muscle soreness, creatinine kinase level, and myoglobin level. The potential mechanisms resulting in these outcomes include structural changes in the cell membrane induced by high fat levels, increased inflammatory responses due to adipose tissues, reduced muscle satellite cell activation and myogenesis due to lipid overload, differences in muscle fiber distributions, and sedentary behaviors. Read More

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Effect of High-frequency (10-kHz) Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Neurol 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

Importance: Many patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy experience chronic pain and inadequate relief despite best available medical treatments.

Objective: To determine whether 10-kHz spinal cord stimulation (SCS) improves outcomes for patients with refractory painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

Design, Setting, And Participants: The prospective, multicenter, open-label SENZA-PDN randomized clinical trial compared conventional medical management (CMM) with 10-kHz SCS plus CMM. Read More

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Pharmacotherapies for Post-Bariatric Weight Regain: Real-World Comparative Outcomes.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2021 Apr 4. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Objective: This study aimed to compare outcomes of treatment strategies for weight regain after bariatric surgery.

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 207 individuals treated for post-bariatric weight regain at an academic center from January 1, 2014, through November 25, 2019. Percentage body weight loss was compared after 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of treatment among an intensive lifestyle modification (ILM) group, a non-glucagon-like-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1-RA)-based weight-loss pharmacotherapy (WLP) group, and a GLP-1-RA-based WLP group (the latter two groups in conjunction with ILM). Read More

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A novel IoT-based health and tactical analysis model with fog computing.

PeerJ Comput Sci 2021 3;7:e342. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Department of Computer Engineering, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey.

In sports competitions, depending on the conditions such as excitement, stress, fatigue, etc. during the match, negative situations such as disability or loss of life may occur for players and spectators. Therefore, it is extremely important to constantly check their health. Read More

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