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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732058/the-role-of-a-fads1-polymorphism-in-the-association-of-fatty-acid-blood-levels-bmi-and-blood-pressure-in-young-children-analyses-based-on-path-models
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Maike Wolters, Carmen Dering, Alfonso Siani, Paola Russo, Jaakko Kaprio, Patrizia Risé, Luis A Moreno, Stefaan De Henauw, Kirsten Mehlig, Toomas Veidebaum, Denés Molnár, Michael Tornaritis, Licia Iacoviello, Yannis Pitsiladis, Claudio Galli, Ronja Foraita, Claudia Börnhorst
BACKGROUND: The recent obesity epidemic in children also showed an increase in the prevalence of hypertension. As blood pressure (BP) is associated with (long-chain) polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC PUFA), genetic variation in desaturase enzymes being involved in the synthesis of LC PUFA may be associated with BP. This study aimed to investigate the direct effects (independent of mediating variables) and indirect effects (mediated through intermediate variables) of a common variant in the FADS1 gene, rs174546, known to affect delta-5 desaturase (D5D) activity on PUFA level, body mass index (BMI) and BP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731878/correlation-of-corneal-biomechanical-stiffness-with-refractive-error-and-ocular-biometry-in-a-pediatric-population
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Jyoti Matalia, Mathew Francis, Pooja Gogri, Pratibha Panmand, Himanshu Matalia, Abhijit Sinha Roy
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between corneal biomechanical stiffness and refractive error (RE) in the pediatric population. METHODS: A total of 733 pediatric eyes were included in the study retrospectively. All eyes underwent corneal tomography (Pentacam), RE assessment, and air-puff deformation (Corvis-ST). Waveform analyses of deformation provided corneal stiffness (CS) and extraocular tissue stiffness (EOS). Eyes were subgrouped into emmetropia [manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) ∼ 0 D], hyperopia (MRSE > 0 D), myopia I (MRSE between 0 D and -3 D), myopia II (MRSE between -3 D and -6 D), and myopia III (MRSE greater than -6 D) for multivariate analyses...
July 19, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731559/association-between-anthropometric-measures-of-regional-fat-mass-and-heart-rate-variability-in-obese-women
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Marina Rastović, Biljana Srdić-Galić, Oto Barak, Edita Stokić
AIM: Impaired autonomic function could be the mechanism for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in obesity. Hence, simple anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity could be screening markers for autonomic imbalance. We analysed the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and obesity indicators. METHODS: Sixty-three obese women underwent blood pressure, lipids and anthropometric measurements, body composition assessment, HOMA (homeostasis model assessment) index calculation and short-term HRV analysis...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730833/short-term-administration-of-melatonin-or-ghrelin-on-diabetic-rats-effects-on-angiotensin-ii-and-vasopressin-induced-uterine-contractility
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D Sugár, R Agócs, E Tatár, G Tóth, P Horváth, E Sulyok, A J Szabó
The glycosaminoglycan (GAG) molecules are a group of high molecular weight, negatively charged polysaccharides present abundantly in the mammalian organism. By their virtue of ion and water binding capacity, they may affect the redistribution of body fluids and ultimately the blood pressure. Data from the literature suggests that the mitogens Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-A and VEGF-C are able to regulate the amount and charge density of GAGs and their detachment from the cell surface. Based on these findings we investigated the relationship between the level of dietary sodium intake, the expression levels of VEGF-A and VEGF-C, and the amount of the skin GAGs hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate in an in vivo rat model...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730321/age-and-dressing-type-as-independent-predictors-of-post-operative-infection-in-patients-with-acute-compartment-syndrome-of-the-lower-leg
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Mark E Hake, Jordan Etscheidt, Vivek P Chadayammuri, Jacob M Kirsch, Cyril Mauffrey
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine independent factors, including timing of fasciotomy, that confer an increased risk of post-operative surgical site infection (SSI) in patients presenting with acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the lower extremity. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on a consecutive cohort of 53 adult patients requiring fasciotomy for lower-extremity fractures complicated by ACS presenting to a single Level I trauma center over a seven-year study period...
July 20, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730085/ocular-surface-evaluation-in-eyes-with-chronic-glaucoma-on-long-term-topical-antiglaucoma-therapy
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Manu Saini, Murugesan Vanathi, Tanuj Dada, Tushar Agarwal, Rebika Dhiman, Sudarshan Khokhar
AIM: To evaluate ocular surface changes and its correlation with the central corneal subbasal nerve fibre layer in chronic glaucoma patients. METHODS: A prospective comparative study of ocular surface evaluation was performed in 50 eyes of 25 patients using two or more antiglaucoma medications for at least 6mo and 50 eyes of 25 normal subjects without any ocular problems as controls. The study parameters evaluated included visual acuity, intraocular pressure, ocular surface evaluation parameters [fluorescein break-up time (FTBUT), Schirmer's I test, ocular surface staining scores and ocular surface disease index score (OSDI)], central corneal sensation (Cochet Bonnett aesthesiometer), central subbasal nerve fiber layer density (SBNFLD) by confocal microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729834/white-matter-hyperintensity-in-elderly-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-is-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-functional-disability-and-a-high-glycoalbumin-glycohemoglobin-ratio
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Yoshiaki Tamura, Yoshiyuki Kimbara, Takuya Yamaoka, Ken Sato, Yuki Tsuboi, Remi Kodera, Yuko Chiba, Seijiro Mori, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Aya M Tokumaru, Hideki Ito, Takashi Sakurai, Atsushi Araki
Aims: Although evidence has accumulated that white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is associated with the deterioration of cognitive function and impairment of activities of daily living (ADL), the clinical relevance of WMH in elderly patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is not still clear. The aim of this study was to examine whether WMH volume is associated with ADL and cognitive function and whether glucose control and glucose variability can affect WMH volume in these patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study investigated the associations of WMH with cognitive function and instrumental ADL (IADL), as well as metabolic and vascular risk factors in a total of 178 elderly patients with diabetes...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729471/hypoxic-vascular-response-and-ventilation-perfusion-matching-in-end-stage-copd-may-depend-on-p22phox
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Chandran Nagaraj, Christoph Tabeling, Bence M Nagy, Pritesh P Jain, Leigh M Marsh, Rita Papp, Michael Pienn, Martin Witzenrath, Bahil Ghanim, Walter Klepetko, E Kenneth Weir, Stefan Heschl, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Andrea Olschewski, Horst Olschewski
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease in which the amount of emphysema and airway disease may be very different between individuals, even in end-stage disease. Emphysema formation may be linked to the involvement of the small pulmonary vessels. The NAPDH oxidase (Nox) family is emerging as a key disease-related factor in vascular diseases, but currently its role in hypoxia-induced pulmonary remodelling in COPD remains unclear.Here we investigate the role of p22phox, a regulatory subunit of Nox, in COPD lungs, hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV), hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodelling and pulmonary hypertension...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729396/acute-volume-loading-exacerbates-direct-ventricular-interaction-in-a-model-of-copd
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William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan I Harper, Neil Derek Eves
Volume loading increases left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV) through series interaction but may paradoxically reduce LVSV in the presence of large increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). RV afterload is often increased in COPD as a result of pathological changes to respiratory mechanics, namely increased negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP), dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). These hallmarks of COPD negatively impact LV hemodynamics in normovolemia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728946/serum-galectin-1-levels-are-positively-correlated-with-body-fat-and-negatively-with-fasting-glucose-in-obese-children
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Sezer Acar, Ahu Paketçi, Tuncay Küme, Hale Tuhan, Özlem Gürsoy Çalan, Korcan Demir, Ece Böber, Ayhan Abaci
Galectin-1, a recently identified peptide, is primarily released from the adipose tissue. Although galectin-1 was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, its specific function is not clearly understood. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum galectin-1 levels with clinical and laboratory parameters in childhood obesity. A total of 45 obese children (mean age: 12.1±3.1years) and 35 normal-weight children (mean age: 11.8±2.2years) were enrolled. Clinical [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), percentage of body fat and blood pressure] and biochemical [glucose, insulin, lipids, galectin-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and leptin levels] parameters were assessed...
July 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728326/the-role-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-latissimus-dorsi-flap-donor-site-seroma-prevention-a-cohort-study
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Apichai Angspatt, Thana Laopiyasakul, Pornthep Pungrasmi, Poonpissamai Suwajo
BACKGROUND: Donor site seroma is the most common complication after latissimus dorsi (LD) flap harvest. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in preventing donor site seroma formation after the harvest of an LD flap for breast reconstruction. METHODS: In this prospective matched-pair study, 40 patients in whom an LD flap was harvested for breast reconstruction were enrolled. NPWT was used in 20 patients, and in a control group composed of another 20 patients, the conventional donor site dressing technique was used...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726744/future-protein-supply-and-demand-strategies-and-factors-influencing-a-sustainable-equilibrium
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Maeve Henchion, Maria Hayes, Anne Maria Mullen, Mark Fenelon, Brijesh Tiwari
A growing global population, combined with factors such as changing socio-demographics, will place increased pressure on the world's resources to provide not only more but also different types of food. Increased demand for animal-based protein in particular is expected to have a negative environmental impact, generating greenhouse gas emissions, requiring more water and more land. Addressing this "perfect storm" will necessitate more sustainable production of existing sources of protein as well as alternative sources for direct human consumption...
July 20, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725628/perspectives-on-reflexology-a-qualitative-approach
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Nurul Haswani Embong, Yee Chang Soh, Long Chiau Ming, Tin Wui Wong
INTRODUCTION: Reflexology is the systematic practice of applying some pressure to particular points on the feet and hands to impact on health of related parts of the body. OBJECTIVE: To explore the practitioners' perspectives of reflexology in Malaysia. METHODS: Data was collected using face-to-face semi-structured interviews with practitioners in Malaysia. The interviews were conducted in the Malay language and recorded. Interview conversations were translated and transcribed verbatim...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725445/manual-ventilation-and-open-suction-procedures-contribute-to-negative-pressures-in-a-mechanical-lung-model
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Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Helge Opdahl, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Fredrik Borchsenius, Ole Henning Skjønsberg
INTRODUCTION: Removal of pulmonary secretions in mechanically ventilated patients usually requires suction with closed catheter systems or flexible bronchoscopes. Manual ventilation is occasionally performed during such procedures if clinicians suspect inadequate ventilation. Suctioning can also be performed with the ventilator entirely disconnected from the endotracheal tube (ETT). The aim of this study was to investigate if these two procedures generate negative airway pressures, which may contribute to atelectasis...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725227/foliar-%C3%AE-13-c-showed-no-altitudinal-trend-in-an-arid-region-and-atmospheric-pressure-exerted-a-negative-effect-on-plant-%C3%AE-13-c
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Zixun Chen, Guoan Wang, Yufu Jia
Previous studies have suggested foliar δ(13)C generally increases with altitude. However, some observations reported no changes or even decreased trends in foliar δ(13)C. We noted that all the studies in which δ(13)C increased with elevation were conducted in the human regions, whereas those investigations in which δ(13)C did not vary or decreased were conducted in areas with water stress. Thus, we proposed that the pattern of increasing δ(13)C with elevation is not a general one, and that δ(13)C may remain unchanged or decrease in plants grown in arid environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724951/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-and-associated-factors-in-the-general-working-population-a-baseline-survey-of-the-uranosaki-cohort-study
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Atsushi Tanaka, Hisako Yoshida, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Jun-Ichi Oyama, Norihiko Kotooka, Shigeru Toyoda, Teruo Inoue, Masafumi Natsuaki, Koichi Node
Few data on clinical characteristics associated with N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) or the clinical value of measuring NT-proBNP in the working population are available. The aim of the present study was to investigate the levels of NT-proBNP and their association with clinical variables in the Japanese general working population by using baseline data from the Uranosaki cohort study. In the study, the plasma concentration of NT-proBNP and some biomarkers were measured in addition to the standard health checkups at the workplace...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724703/hormonal-responsiveness-to-stress-is-negatively-associated-with-vulnerability-to-angling-capture-in-fish
#17
Michael J Louison, Shivani Adhikari, Jeffrey A Stein, Cory D Suski
Differences in behavior and physiology amongst individuals often alter relative fitness levels in the environment. However, the ideal behavioral/physiological phenotype in a given environment may be altered by human activity, leading to an evolutionary response in the affected population. One example of this process can be found in fisheries (including recreational freshwater fisheries), where selective capture and harvest of individuals with certain phenotypes can drive evolutionary change. While some life history traits and behavioral tendencies influencing capture likelihood have been studied, the physiological mechanisms driving this vulnerability remain poorly understood...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723759/determining-the-relationship-of-kinesiophobia-with-respiratory-functions-and-functional-capacity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#18
Göktuğ Er, Ender AngIn
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common inflammatory rheumatic disease that affects the axial skeleton, causes inflammatory lower back pain, and structural and functional disorders, which affect quality of life negatively.The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of kinesiophobia in AS on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and functional performance.Thirty-one individuals with AS (n = 19 male, n = 12 female) who were suitable on the basis of the Modified New York (MNY) criteria were included in the study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723745/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-for-onset-of-cerebral-infarction-in-the-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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Chang-Xing Shen, Min Tan, Xiao-Lian Song, Shuan-Shuan Xie, Guo-Liang Zhang, Chang-Hui Wang
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a risk factor for the complications caused by obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). This study was aimed to evaluate the predictive value of RDW for the occurrence of cerebral infarction in patients with OSAHS.We conducted a prospective study of 129 consecutive patients who were admitted to the Sleep Laboratory of in the Tenth People's Hospital of Shanghai (China) with complaints of snoring, apnea, or daytime sleepiness. All patients underwent polysomnography between June 2011 and May 2012...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723226/improving-the-quality-and-safety-of-frozen-muscle-foods-by-emerging-freezing-technologies-a-review
#20
Ximing Zhan, Da-Wen Sun, Zhiwei Zhu, Qi-Jin Wang
Freezing is one of the most widespread used preservation methods for meats including fish meat. Traditional freezing methods such as air blast freezing and cryogenic freezing could induce some quality deterioration such as damage to cell structure, increased drip loss and poor sensory value. Therefore, novel freezing methods have been developed to minimize the disadvantages of traditional freezing methods. This review describes the enhancement of quality attributes of muscle tissues frozen by novel freezing technologies, including high pressure freezing, electrically and magnetically assisted freezing, ultrasound assisted freezing and antifreeze protein...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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