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Correction: Consequences of maternal morbidity on health-related functioning: a systematic scoping review

Machiyama K, Hirose A, Cresswell JA, et al. Consequences of maternal morbidity on health-related functioning: a systematic scoping review. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e013903. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013903 The Acknowledgements section for this paper should read: ...

Correction: Prevalence, clinical features and risk assessment of pre-diabetes in Spain: the prospective Mollerussa cohort study

Vilanova MB, Falguera M, Marsal JR, et al.  Prevalence, clinical features and risk assessment of pre-diabetes in Spain: the prospective Mollerussa cohort study.  BMJ Open 2017;7:e015158. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015158 The name of the sixth author should ...

Correction: Interventions that improve maternity care for immigrant women in the UK: protocol for a narrative synthesis systematic review

Higginbottom GMA, Evans C, Morgan M, et al.  Interventions that improve maternity care for immigrant women in the UK: protocol for a narrative synthesis systematic review.  BMJ Open 2017;7:e016988. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016988 The Corresponding author ...

Principles behind evaluations of national food and beverage taxes and other regulatory efforts

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Barriers to and enablers of healthy lifestyle behaviours in adolescents with obesity: a scoping review and stakeholder consultation

Summary Healthy lifestyle behaviours are key to successful weight management, but have proven to be challenging to attain for adolescents with obesity. The purpose of our scoping review was to (i) describe barriers and enablers that adolescents with obesit ...

Childhood obesity and school absenteeism: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Summary Regular school attendance is a key determinant of student's academic achievement and psychosocial development. Obesity may affect children's school attendance through its detrimental impact on their physical and mental health. A literatur ...

The acid-sensing ion channel, ASIC2, promotes invasion and metastasis of colorectal cancer under acidosis by activating the calcineurin/NFAT1 axis

The tumor acidic microenvironment, a common biochemical event in solid tumors, offers evolutional advantage for tumors cells and even enhances their aggressive phenotype. However, little is known about the mol... ...

Estimating the contribution of mortality selection to the East–West German mortality convergence

Before German reunification, old-age mortality was considerably higher in East Germany than West Germany but converged quickly afterward. Previous studies attributed this rapid catch-up to improved living cond... ...

Debates in Allergy Medicine: Allergy skin testing cannot be replaced by molecular diagnosis in the near future

Percutaneous skin prick tests (SPT) have been considered the preferred method for confirming IgE-mediated sensitization. This reliable and minimally invasive technique correlates with in vivo challenges, has g... ...

Debates in allergy medicine: Molecular allergy diagnosis with ISAC will replace screenings by skin prick test in the future

In today’s clinical practice patients’ skin is used as screening organ for diagnosing type 1 allergy. According to European guidelines skin prick testing with a panel of 18 allergen extracts is recommended, in... ...

Global services and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities: Bridging research and policy gaps

by Pamela Y. Collins, Beverly Pringle, Charlee Alexander, Gary L. Darmstadt, Jody Heymann, Gillian Huebner, Vesna Kutlesic, Cheryl Polk, Lorraine Sherr, Andy Shih, Dragana Sretenov, Mariana Zindel Pamela Collins and colleagues explain the research and pol ...

Impact of the Number of Anti-Thrombosis Agents in Hemodialysis Patients: BOREAS-HD2 Study

Background/Aims: Relationships between the number of anti-thrombosis agents, clinical benefits and adverse events in hemodialysis (HD) patients are unclear. Methods: All patients on HD in 22 institutes (n = 1,071) were enrolled and followed up for 3 years ...

Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase-7 Level is Associated with Fibrosis and Renal Survival in Patients with IgA Nephropathy

Background/Aims: In view of the latest findings that matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) acted as a vital marker and pathogenic mediator of renal fibrosis in a murine model, we hypothesized that serum MMP-7 level might serve as a noninvasive prognostic bio ...

Video Game Intervention for Sexual Risk Reduction in Minority Adolescents: Randomized Controlled Trial

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Choosing a nursing career: Building an indigenous nursing workforce

Introduction: This paper provides an overview of the impact of government policy in supporting the growth of an Indigenous nursing workforce in New South Wales and Australia. Methods: Publically available nursing workforce performance reports along with c ...

A pilot process to identify and switch high-risk warfarin patients to direct oral anticoagulants

Objective: To pilot a process for identifying and switching high-risk warfarin patients to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE). ...

Improvement of polytrauma management-quality inspection of a newly introduced course concept

Abstract Rationale, aims, and objectives A systematic literature search for training course concepts for care of severely injured and severely ill patients respecting improvement of process and outcome yielded little data. For several years, the University ...

Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy in the Differential Diagnosis of Eating Disorders

The clinical observation by Demaria et al. [1] highlighted an adolescent with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) who was initially erroneously diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. We report a second case presentation that similarly h ...

Attitudes and Beliefs Pertaining to Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Unmarried, Female Bhutanese Refugee Youth in Philadelphia

We explored attitudes and beliefs pertaining to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) among unmarried, female, resettled Bhutanese refugees 16–20 years. ...

Disparities in Body Mass Index Trajectories From Adolescence to Early Adulthood for Sexual Minority Women

We aimed to estimate group-based trajectories of body mass index (BMI) in a longitudinal cohort of young women and determine the association between sexual identity and BMI trajectory group, adjusting for obesity risk factors. ...

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