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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149202/intraspecific-evolutionary-relationships-among-peregrine-falcons-in-western-north-american-high-latitudes
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Sandra L Talbot, George K Sage, Sarah A Sonsthagen, Meg C Gravley, Ted Swem, Jeffrey C Williams, Jonathan L Longmire, Skip Ambrose, Melanie J Flamme, Stephen B Lewis, Laura Phillips, Clifford Anderson, Clayton M White
Subspecies relationships within the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) have been long debated because of the polytypic nature of melanin-based plumage characteristics used in subspecies designations and potential differentiation of local subpopulations due to philopatry. In North America, understanding the evolutionary relationships among subspecies may have been further complicated by the introduction of captive bred peregrines originating from non-native stock, as part of recovery efforts associated with mid 20th century population declines resulting from organochloride pollution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143671/gwas-of-agronomic-traits-in-soybean-collection-included-in-breeding-pool-in-kazakhstan
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Alibek Zatybekov, Saule Abugalieva, Svetlana Didorenko, Yelena Gerasimova, Ivan Sidorik, Shynar Anuarbek, Yerlan Turuspekov
BACKGROUND: In recent years soybean is becoming one of the most important oilseed crops in Kazakhstan. Only within the last ten years (2006-2016), the area under soybean is expanded from 45 thousand hectares (ha) in 2006 to 120 thousand ha in 2016. The general trend of soybean expansion is from south-eastern to eastern and northern regions of the country, where average temperatures are lower and growing seasons are shorter. These new soybean growing territories were poorly examined in terms of general effects on productivity level among the diverse sample of soybean accessions...
November 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143610/development-of-f1-hybrid-population-and-the-high-density-linkage-map-for-european-aspen-populus-tremula-l-using-radseq-technology
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Anatoly V Zhigunov, Pavel S Ulianich, Marina V Lebedeva, Peter L Chang, Sergey V Nuzhdin, Elena K Potokina
BACKGROUND: Restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (RADseq) technology was recently employed to identify a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) for linkage mapping of a North American and Eastern Asian Populus species. However, there is also the need for high-density genetic linkage maps for the European aspen (P. tremula) as a tool for further mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and marker-assisted selection of the Populus species native to Europe. RESULTS: We established a hybrid F1 population from the cross of two aspen parental genotypes diverged in their phenological and morphological traits...
November 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143186/identification-of-an-anellovirus-and-genomoviruses-in-ixodid-ticks
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Kara Waits, Marten J Edwards, Ilaria N Cobb, Rafaela S Fontenele, Arvind Varsani
Ticks are blood-feeding arachnids that are vectors of several important human and animal pathogens. Little is known about single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) viruses that are associated with these ectoparasites. As part of a pilot study to identify ssDNA viruses present in ticks, female American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) and blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) were collected in eastern Pennsylvania (USA), and the extracted viral DNA was analyzed using viral metagenomics approaches. Three genomoviruses were recovered from pooled samples of D...
November 15, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134287/particulate-matter-levels-in-a-south-american-megacity-the-metropolitan-area-of-lima-callao-peru
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Jose Silva, Jhojan Rojas, Magdalena Norabuena, Carolina Molina, Richard A Toro, Manuel A Leiva-Guzmán
The temporal and spatial trends in the variability of PM10 and PM2.5 from 2010 to 2015 in the metropolitan area of Lima-Callao, Peru, are studied and interpreted in this work. The mean annual concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 have ranges (averages) of 133-45 μg m(-3) (84 μg m(-3)) and 35-16 μg m(-3) (26 μg m(-3)) for the monitoring sites under study. In general, the highest annual concentrations are observed in the eastern part of the city, which is a result of the pattern of persistent local winds entering from the coast in a south-southwest direction...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129443/adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-e1505-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Heather A Wakelee, Suzanne E Dahlberg, Steven M Keller, William J Tester, David R Gandara, Stephen L Graziano, Alex A Adjei, Natasha B Leighl, Seena C Aisner, Jan M Rothman, Jyoti D Patel, Mark D Sborov, Sean R McDermott, Roman Perez-Soler, Anne M Traynor, Charles Butts, Tracey Evans, Atif Shafqat, Andrew E Chapman, Samer S Kasbari, Leora Horn, Suresh S Ramalingam, Joan H Schiller
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy for resected early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) provides a modest survival benefit. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against VEGF, improves outcomes when added to platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced-stage non-squamous NSCLC. We aimed to evaluate the addition of bevacizumab to adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage resected NSCLC. METHODS: We did an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial of adult patients (aged ≥18 years) with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1 and who had completely resected stage IB (≥4 cm) to IIIA (defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer 6th edition) NSCLC...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124710/ultraviolet-irradiation-of-blood-the-cure-that-time-forgot
#7
Michael R Hamblin
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, UBI use declined and it has now been called "the cure that time forgot". Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118599/revision-of-hemiquedius-casey-staphylinidae-staphylininae-and-a-review-of-beetles-dependent-on-beavers-and-muskrats-in-north-america
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Adam Brunke, Aleš Smetana, Duncan Carruthers-Lay, Joel Buffam
Based on newly discovered characters on the male genitalia, external morphology and an accumulation of ecological data, we revise the single member of the genus Hemiquedius. Two new species, H. infinitus Brunke & Smetana, sp. n. and H. castoris Brunke & Smetana, sp. n., from eastern North America are described, and H. ferox (LeConte), restricted to peninsular Florida, is re-described. Hemiquedius castoris is strongly associated with the microhabitats provided by nest materials of the North American beaver and muskrat...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117327/maternal-colonization-with-group-b-streptococcus-and-serotype-distribution-worldwide-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Neal J Russell, Anna C Seale, Megan O'Driscoll, Catherine O'Sullivan, Fiorella Bianchi-Jassir, Juan Gonzalez-Guarin, Joy E Lawn, Carol J Baker, Linda Bartlett, Clare Cutland, Michael G Gravett, Paul T Heath, Kirsty Le Doare, Shabir A Madhi, Craig E Rubens, Stephanie Schrag, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Johan Vekemans, Samir K Saha, Margaret Ip
Background: Maternal rectovaginal colonization with group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common pathway for GBS disease in mother, fetus, and newborn. This article, the second in a series estimating the burden of GBS, aims to determine the prevalence and serotype distribution of GBS colonizing pregnant women worldwide. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews (PubMed/Medline, Embase, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature [LILACS], World Health Organization Library Information System [WHOLIS], and Scopus), organized Chinese language searches, and sought unpublished data from investigator groups...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117026/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-severity-grade-is-valid-and-generalizable-in-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
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Martin D Zielinski, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad Choudhry, Matthew C Hernandez, Daniel C Cullinane, David Turay, Ji-Ming Yune, Salina Wydo, Kenji Inaba, D Dante Yeh, Therese M Duane, Andrea Pakula, Ruby Skinner, Jill Watras, Carlos J Rodriguez, Kenneth A Widom, John Cull, Julie Dunn, Eric A Toschlog, Valerie G Sams, John C Graybill
INTRODUCTION: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) anatomic severity grading system for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) was validated at a single institution. We aimed to externally validate the AAST ASBO grading system using the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) multi-institutional SBO prospective observational study. METHODS: Adults (age≥18) with (ASBO) were included. Baseline demographics, physiologic parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate), labs (lactate, hemoglobin, creatinine, leukocytosis), imaging findings, operative details, length of stay, and Clavien-Dindo complications were collected...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106530/multimorbidity-and-immigrant-status-associations-with-area-of-origin-and-length-of-residence-in-host-country
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Luis Andrés Gimeno-Feliu, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Esperanza Díaz, Clara Laguna-Berna, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Carlos Coscollar, Alexandra Prados-Torres
Aim: Multimorbidity is a growing phenomenon in primary care, and knowledge of the influence of social determinants on its evolution is vital. The aim of this study was to understand the relationship between multimorbidity and immigration, taking into account length of residence in the host country and area of origin of the immigrant population. Methods: Cross-sectional retrospective study of all adult patients registered within the public health service of Aragon, Spain (N = 1092279; 144238 were foreign-born), based on data from the EpiChron Cohort...
July 6, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095863/conservation-genetics-of-the-eastern-yellow-bellied-racer-coluber-constrictor-flaviventris-and-bullsnake-pituophis-catenifer-sayi-river-valleys-are-critical-features-for-snakes-at-northern-range-limits
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Christopher M Somers, Carly F Graham, Jessica A Martino, Timothy R Frasier, Stacey L Lance, Laura E Gardiner, Ray G Poulin
On the North American Great Plains, several snake species reach their northern range limit where they rely on sparsely distributed hibernacula located in major river valleys. Independent colonization histories for the river valleys and barriers to gene flow caused by the lack of suitable habitat between them may have produced genetically differentiated snake populations. To test this hypothesis, we used 10 microsatellite loci to examine the population structure of two species of conservation concern in Canada: the eastern yellow-bellied racer (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) and bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) in 3 major river valleys in southern Saskatchewan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090983/assessment-of-occupational-exposure-to-heat-stress-and-solar-ultraviolet-radiation-among-groundskeepers-in-an-eastern-north-carolina-university-setting
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Nicole Beck, Jo Anne G Balanay, Terri Johnson
Groundskeepers spend most of the year working outdoors, exposing them to heat and solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation and increasing their risk to related adverse health effects. Various studies on heat and UV exposures in different occupations have been published, but those on groundskeepers are rare. The purpose of this study was to assess the exposure to heat stress and solar UV radiation among groundskeepers in an eastern North Carolina university setting. Wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index using a heat stress monitor and UV effective irradiance (UVeff) index using a digital UV meter were recorded in various work areas 3 times a day (morning, noon, afternoon) and during 3 seasons (spring, summer, fall)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079258/safety-and-efficacy-of-single-stage-versus-two-stage-spinal-fusion-via-posterior-instrumentation-and-anterior-thoracoscopy-a-retrospective-matched-pair-cohort-study-with-247-consecutive-patients
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Lennart Viezens, Phillip Reer, Andre Strahl, Lukas Weiser, Malte Schroeder, Joerg Beyerlein, Christian Schaefer
PURPOSE: Posterior-anterior spondylodesis is often used to stabilise the spine in various pathologies. The anterior procedure is often conducted via thoracoscopy. It remains unclear whether the anterior procedure should be conducted immediately after posterior instrumentation or only after the patient has convalesced. This retrospective study compared one-stage and two-stage posterior-anterior fusion surgery with a thoracoscopic anterior approach in terms of perioperative safety and morbidity...
October 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077209/beliefs-about-causes-of-major-depression-clinical-and-treatment-correlates-among-african-americans-in-an-urban-community
#15
Eleanor Murphy, Sidney Hankerson
OBJECTIVES: Major depression is increasingly viewed in the United States public as a medical disorder with biological and psychosocial causes. Yet little is known about how causal attributions about depression vary among low-income racial minorities. This study examined beliefs about causes of depression and their demographic, clinical and treatment correlates in a lower income African American sample. METHOD: Volunteers (N = 110) aged 24-79 years, who participated in a family study of depression, completed a 45-item questionnaire on their beliefs about the causes of depression...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076628/barriers-and-facilitators-of-care-for-diverse-patients-nurse-leader-perspectives-and-nurse-manager-implications
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Yolanda Ogbolu, Debra A Scrandis, Grace Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVE: To examine chief nurse executives' perspectives on: (1) the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services in hospitals and (2) to identify barriers and facilitators associated with the implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. BACKGROUND: Hospitals continue to face challenges providing care to diverse patients. The uptake of standards related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services into clinical practice is sluggish, despite potential benefits, including reducing health disparities, patient errors, readmissions and improving patient experiences...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073913/correction-to-adaptation-of-the-2015-american-college-of-rheumatology-treatment-guideline-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-an-exemplar-of-the-grade-adolopment
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Andrea Darzi, Manale Harfouche, Thurayya Arayssi, Samar Alemadi, Khalid A Alnaqbi, Humeira Badsha, Farida Al Balushi, Bassel Elzorkany, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed Hamoudeh, Wissam Hazer, Basel Masri, Mohammed A Omair, Imad Uthman, Nelly Ziade, Jasvinder A Singh, Robin Christiansen, Peter Tugwell, Holger J Schünemann, Elie A Akl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072408/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-colorectal-cancer-among-school-teachers-in-al-ahsa-saudi-arabia
#18
Abulaziz K Al-Thafar, Abdullah F Al-Naim, Daood S Albges, Saad K Boqursain, Abdulaziz S Aldhafar, Seba M Ghreiz, Sayed Ibrahim
Background: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of deaths among cancers affecting both men and women in the United States. Annually, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. In Saudi Arabia, this cancer ranks first among men and third among women. Nevertheless, this type of cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the level of colorectal cancer awareness among teaching staff (educators) in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia...
October 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063419/understanding-cultural-influences-on-dietary-habits-in-asian-middle-eastern-and-latino-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-review-of-current-literature-and-future-directions
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Natalie Mora, Sherita Hill Golden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on evaluating and identifying gaps in the current literature regarding culturally specific dietary influences for patients with type 2 diabetes. As this topic has previously been examined in African American populations, we chose to focus on four other distinct populations (Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Western Pacific, South Asian). Given the rapid increase in global rates of type 2 diabetes and high rates of diabetes among certain ethnic groups, it is important to understand how culturally adapted strategies in diabetes management have been described in different regions and populations...
October 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056464/a-population-based-comparison-of-european-and-north-american-sinonasal-cancer-survival
#20
Aykut A Unsal, Suat Kılıç, Pariket M Dubal, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy
OBJECTIVE: Sinonasal cancers (SNC) are rare, thus limiting previous prognostic studies on a multinational level. The aim of this study is to utilize two population-based datasets to compare prognoses for SNC between the United States (US) and Europe. METHODS: The European Cancer Registry (EUROCARE) database and the United States National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database were searched to identify survival of patients diagnosed with SNC between 1990 and 2007...
October 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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