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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728368/assessment-of-frozen-storage-duration-effect-on-quality-characteristics-of-various-horsemeat-muscles
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Pil Nam Seong, Hyun Woo Seo, Jin Hyoung Kim, Soo Hyun Cho, Yoon Seok Kim, Beom Young Park, Hoa Van Ba
Objective: The study aimed at assessing the effects of frozen storage duration on quality characteristics, lipid oxidation and sensory quality of various horse muscles. Methods: Five representative muscles: longissimus dorsi (LD), gluteus medius (GM), semimembranosus (SM), biceps femoris (BF) and triceps brachii (TB) at 24 h post-mortem obtained from 28-mo-old Jeju female breed horses (n=8) were used in the present investigation. The muscles were vacuum-packaged and frozen at -20oC for 120, 240 and 360 days...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728172/blur-adaptation-to-central-retinal-disease
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Fuensanta A Vera-Diaz, Russell L Woods, Eli Peli
Purpose: The long-term, low-resolution vision experienced by individuals affected by retinal disease that causes central vision loss (CVL) may change their perception of blur through adaptation. This study used a short-term adaptation paradigm to evaluate adaptation to blur and sharpness in patients with CVL. Methods: A variation of Webster's procedure was used to measure the point of subjective neutrality (PSN). The image that appeared normal after adaptation to each of seven blur and sharpness levels (PSN) was measured in 12 patients with CVL (20/60 to 20/320) and 5 subjects with normal sight (NS)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728095/lifetime-use-of-psychiatric-medications-and-cognition-at-43years-of-age-in-schizophrenia-in-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966
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A P Hulkko, G K Murray, J Moilanen, M Haapea, I Rannikko, P B Jones, J H Barnett, S Huhtaniska, M K Isohanni, H Koponen, E Jääskeläinen, J Miettunen
BACKGROUND: Higher lifetime antipsychotic exposure has been associated with poorer cognition in schizophrenia. The cognitive effects of adjunctive psychiatric medications and lifetime trends of antipsychotic use remain largely unclear. We aimed to study how lifetime and current benzodiazepine and antidepressant medications, lifetime trends of antipsychotic use and antipsychotic polypharmacy are associated with cognitive performance in midlife schizophrenia. METHODS: Sixty participants with DSM-IV schizophrenia from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 were examined at 43years of age with an extensive cognitive test battery...
June 27, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727955/longitudinal-child-oriented-dietary-intervention-association-with-parental-diet-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-the-special-turku-coronary-risk-factor-intervention-project
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Johanna M Jaakkola, Katja Pahkala, Tapani Rönnemaa, Jorma Viikari, Harri Niinikoski, Eero Jokinen, Hanna Lagström, Antti Jula, Olli Raitakari
Background The child-oriented dietary intervention given in the prospective Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (STRIP) has decreased the intake of saturated fat and lowered serum cholesterol concentration in children from infancy until early adulthood. In this study, we investigated whether the uniquely long-term child-oriented intervention has affected also secondarily parental diet and cardio-metabolic risk factors. Methods The STRIP study is a longitudinal, randomized infancy-onset atherosclerosis prevention trial continued from the child's age of 8 months to 20 years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727900/head-midline-position-for-preventing-the-occurrence-or-extension-of-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to constitute the major risk factor for development of germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GM-IVH). Head position may affect cerebral hemodynamics and thus may be involved indirectly in development of GM-IVH. Turning the head toward one side may functionally occlude jugular venous drainage on the ipsilateral side while increasing intracranial pressure and cerebral blood volume. Thus, it has been suggested that cerebral venous pressure is reduced and hydrostatic brain drainage improved if the patient is in supine midline position with the bed tilted 30°...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727801/proponent-or-collaborative-physician-perspectives-and-approaches-to-disease-modifying-therapies-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Nitya Bakshi, Cynthia B Sinha, Diana Ross, Kirshma Khemani, George Loewenstein, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African-American and other ethnic minority populations. There are three available disease-modifying therapies for sickle cell disease: hydroxyurea (HU), bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and chronic blood transfusion (CBT). Since these treatments vary in their therapeutic intent, efficacy in preventing progression of the disease, short and long-term adverse effects, costs and patient burden, the decision-making process regarding these therapies is complicated for both the patient and healthcare provider...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727768/benign-and-tumor-parenchyma-metabolomic-profiles-affect-compensatory-renal-growth-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-surgical-patients
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Barak Rosenzweig, Nimrod D Rubinstein, Ed Reznik, Roman Shingarev, Krishna Juluru, Oguz Akin, James J Hsieh, Edgar A Jaimes, Paul Russo, Katalin Susztak, Jonathan A Coleman, A Ari Hakimi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pre-operative kidney volume is an independent predictor of glomerular filtration rate in renal cell carcinoma patients. Compensatory renal growth (CRG) can ensue prior to nephrectomy in parallel to tumor growth and benign parenchyma loss. We aimed to test whether renal metabolite abundances significantly associate with CRG, suggesting a causative relationship. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: Tissue metabolomics data from 49 patients, with a median age of 60 years, were previously collected and the pre-operative fold-change of their contra to ipsi-lateral benign kidney volume served as a surrogate for their CRG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727715/a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-of-postpartum-wrist-pain-in-an-urban-chinese-population-its-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Regina W S Sit, Wing-Hung Tam, Dicken C C Chan, Benjamin H K Yip, Lucia W Y Tam, Lyan L Y Chow, Vincent C H Chung, Roger Y Chung, Samuel Y S Wong
BACKGROUND: Wrist pain after childbirth is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Little is known about the prevalence of this musculoskeletal disorder which is important to overall maternal health. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of and risk factors for de novo wrist pain in women after childbirth. STUDY DESIGN: A pilot cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A telephone interview was conducted 2 months after childbirth among women who delivered at a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727223/effect-of-abacus-training-on-executive-function-development-and-underlying-neural-correlates-in-chinese-children
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Chunjie Wang, Jian Weng, Yuan Yao, Shanshan Dong, Yuqiu Liu, Feiyan Chen
Executive function (EF) refers to a set of cognitive abilities involved in self-regulated behavior. Given the critical role of EF in cognition, strategies for improving EF have attracted intensive attention in recent years. Previous studies have explored the effects of abacus-based mental calculation (AMC) training on several cognitive abilities. However, it remains unclear whether AMC training affects EF and its neural correlates. In this study, participants were randomly assigned to AMC or control groups upon starting primary school...
July 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727205/drivers-of-woody-canopy-water-content-responses-to-drought-in-a-mediterranean-type-ecosystem
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Tarin Paz-Kagan, Gregory P Asner
Severe droughts increase physiological stress in woody plant species, which can lead to mortality, fundamentally altering the composition, structure, and biogeography of forests in many regions. Little is known, however, about the factors determining the physiological response of woody plants to drought at landscape scales. Our objective was to understand woody plant species responses to ongoing changes in climate, using remotely sensed canopy water content (CWC) as an indicator of plant physiological and phenological status...
July 20, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726478/the-association-of-positive-emotion-and-first-smoking-lapse-an-ecological-momentary-assessment-study
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Christine Vinci, Liang Li, Cai Wu, Cho Y Lam, Lin Guo, Virmarie Correa-Fernández, Claire A Spears, Diana S Hoover, Paul E Etcheverry, David W Wetter
OBJECTIVE: Individuals attempting to quit smoking typically have poor success rates, and the majority fail to maintain long-term abstinence. Although a large body of evidence documents the impact of negative affect on reducing abstinence, there is a much smaller body of research on positive emotions, which could be an important mechanism that is associated with successful cessation. As such, this study examined positive emotions in real-time via ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to determine whether discrete positive emotions were uniquely related to 2 cessation milestones: quit day lapse and first lapse...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726288/hot-dogs-high-ambient-temperatures-impact-reproductive-success-in-a-tropical-carnivore
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Rosie Woodroffe, Rosemary Groom, J Weldon McNutt
Climate change imposes an urgent need to recognise and conserve the species likely to be worst affected. However, while ecologists have mostly explored indirect effects of rising ambient temperatures on temperate and polar species, physiologists have predicted direct impacts on tropical species. The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), a tropical species, exhibits few of the traits typically used to predict climate change vulnerability. Nevertheless, we predicted that wild dog populations might be sensitive to weather conditions, because the species shows strongly seasonal reproduction across most of its geographical range...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726189/changing-the-properties-of-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-by-ifn%C3%AE-administration
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N A Petinati, N M Kapranov, A E Bigil'deev, M D Popova, Yu O Davydova, I V Gal'tseva, N I Drize, L A Kuz'mina, E N Parovichnikova, V G Savchenko
We studied changes in the population of human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells activated by IFNγ. The cells were cultured under standard conditions; IFNγ was added in various concentrations for 4 h or over 2 passages. It was shown that the total cell production significantly decreased after long-term culturing with IFNγ, but 4-h exposure did not affect this parameter. After 4-h culturing, the expression levels of IDO1, CSF1, and IL-6 increased by 300, 7, and 2.4 times, respectively, and this increase persisted 1 and 2 days after removal of IFNγ from the culture medium...
July 19, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725953/prognostic-significance-of-low-systolic-blood-pressure-at-discharge-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Shijun Li, Xiaoying Li
INTRODUCTION: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) is emerging as a predictor of outcome in chronic heart failure and low SBP has been shown to be related to higher mortality. AIM: To investigate the relationship between low SBP and long-term outcome in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS: We use prospectively collected data and recruited 297 patients with chronic HFpEF to investigate the relationship between low SBP at discharge and long-term outcome...
July 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725854/improving-the-patient-experience-by-implementing-an-icu-diary-for-those-at-risk-of-post-intensive-care-syndrome
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K Taylor A Blair, Sarah D Eccleston, Hannah M Binder, Mary S McCarthy
The critical care literature in the US has recently brought attention to the impact an ICU experience can have long after the patient survives critical illness, particularly if delirium was present. Current recommendations to mitigate post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) are embedded in patient and family-centered care and aim to promote family presence in the ICU, provide support for decision-making, and enhance communication with the health-care team. Evidence-based interventions are few in number but include use of an ICU diary to minimize the psychological and emotional sequelae affecting patients and family members in the months following the ICU stay...
March 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725502/universal-2-wrist-arthroplasty-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sandra Pfanner, Giovanni Munz, Giulia Guidi, Massimo Ceruso
Purpose  The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid- to long-term outcomes and complications in patients affected by rheumatic diseases treated with the Universal 2 (U2) total wrist arthroplasty (TWA). Methods  We reviewed, in a retrospective, noncontrolled cohort study, 22 patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who underwent U2 total wrist replacement between March 2003 and January 2014 for the treatment of 23 rheumatoid wrists with the aim of obtaining the remission of pain and a range of motion (ROM) useful for daily activities, according to the patients' demands, as an alternative to total wrist arthrodesis...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725492/role-of-spousal-involvement-in-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-cpap-adherence-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa
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Salma Batool-Anwar, Carol M Baldwin, Shira Fass, Stuart F Quan
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the impact of spousal involvement on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence. The aim of this study was to determine whether spouse involvement affects adherence with CPAP therapy, and how this association varies with gender. METHODS: 194 subjects recruited from Apnea Positive Pressure Long Term Efficacy Study (APPLES) completed the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). The majority of participants were Caucasian (83%), and males (73%), with mean age of 56 years, mean BMI of 31 kg/m(2)...
May 2017: Southwest Journal of Pulmonary & Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725374/snowbeds-are-more-affected-than-other-subalpine-alpine-plant-communities-by-climate-change-in-the-swiss-alps
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Magalì Matteodo, Klaus Ammann, Eric Pascal Verrecchia, Pascal Vittoz
While the upward shift of plant species has been observed on many alpine and nival summits, the reaction of the subalpine and lower alpine plant communities to the current warming and lower snow precipitation has been little investigated so far. To this aim, 63 old, exhaustive plant inventories, distributed along a subalpine-alpine elevation gradient of the Swiss Alps and covering different plant community types (acidic and calcareous grasslands; windy ridges; snowbeds), were revisited after 25-50 years. Old and recent inventories were compared in terms of species diversity with Simpson diversity and Bray-Curtis dissimilarity indices, and in terms of community composition with principal component analysis...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725026/microbiome-analysis-and-confocal-microscopy-of-used-kitchen-sponges-reveal-massive-colonization-by-acinetobacter-moraxella-and-chryseobacterium-species
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Massimiliano Cardinale, Dominik Kaiser, Tillmann Lueders, Sylvia Schnell, Markus Egert
The built environment (BE) and in particular kitchen environments harbor a remarkable microbial diversity, including pathogens. We analyzed the bacterial microbiome of used kitchen sponges by 454-pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes and fluorescence in situ hybridization coupled with confocal laser scanning microscopy (FISH-CLSM). Pyrosequencing showed a relative dominance of Gammaproteobacteria within the sponge microbiota. Five of the ten most abundant OTUs were closely related to risk group 2 (RG2) species, previously detected in the BE and kitchen microbiome...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724879/infectious-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-risk-factors-prevention-and-prognosis
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Anna Polewczyk, Wojciech Jacheć, Aneta Maria Polewczyk, Andrzej Tomasik, Marianna Janion, Andrzej Kutarski
INTRODUCTION    Cardiac device infections (CDI) are still a significant problem. The knowledge of risk factors for CDI is crucial both for preventing infections and reducing mortality. OBJECTIVES    The assesment of the risk factors and long term survival of patients with CDI. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The clinical data of 1837 patients (40.9% CDI) undergoing transvenous leads extraction (TLE) at a single institution from 2006 to 2015 was analyzed. We compared the clinical and procedure-related factors for all types of CDI: isolated pocket infection (IPI), isolated lead-related infective endocarditis (ILRIE) and PI+LRIE...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
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