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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817639/impacts-of-forest-restoration-on-water-yield-a-systematic-review
#1
Solange Filoso, Maíra Ometto Bezerra, Katherine C B Weiss, Margaret A Palmer
BACKGROUND: Enhancing water provision services is a common target in forest restoration projects worldwide due to growing concerns over freshwater scarcity. However, whether or not forest cover expansion or restoration can improve water provision services is still unclear and highly disputed. PURPOSE: The goal of this review is to provide a balanced and impartial assessment of the impacts of forest restoration and forest cover expansion on water yields as informed by the scientific literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815105/extracting-country-of-origin-from-electronic-health-records-for-gene-environment-studies-as-part-of-the-epidemiologic-architecture-for-genes-linked-to-environment-eagle-study
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Eric Farber-Eger, Robert Goodloe, Jonathan Boston, William S Bush, Dana C Crawford
We describe here the extraction of country-of-origin, an acculturation variable relevant for gene-environment studies, in a biorepository linked to de-identified electronic health records (EHRs) assessed by the Epidemiologic Architecture for Genes Linked to Environment (EAGLE), a study site of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) I study. We extracted country-of-origin from the unstructured clinical free text using regular expressions within the MySQL relational database system in a cohort of 15,863 subjects of mostly non-European descent (including 11,519 African Americans, 1,702 Hispanics, and 1,118 Asians)...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814231/hiv-type-1-integrase-natural-polymorphisms-in-viral-variants-circulating-in-fsu-countries
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Ilya Lapovok, Vita Laga, Elena Kazennova, Marina Bobkova
BACKGROUND: Natural variability of integrase (IN) across HIV-1 variants may influence the emergence of resistant viruses. The most apparent explanation of these fact is the IN polymorphism and the associated differences in codon usage, which, in turn, influence the probability and the terms of DRMs acquisition. Possible mechanisms by which polymorphisms affect DRMs emergence remain disputed and should still be clarified because these substitutions may be associated with a reduced activity of some INSTIs and may impact on ART regimen choice depending of HIV-1 subtype...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812817/is-it-time-to-say-farewell-to-the-isds-system-comment-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-it-everything-we-feared-for-health
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Raphael Lencucha
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) continues to plague health-oriented government regulation. This is particularly reflected in recent challenges to tobacco control measures through bilateral investment agreements. There are numerous reform proposals circulating within the public health community. However, I suggest that perhaps it is time for the community to explore a stronger position on ISDS. I draw from mounting evidence on the problematic uses of the ISDS to explore the proposition that ISDS is no longer justified...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812799/current-models-of-investor-state-dispute-settlement-are-bad-for-health-the-european-union-could-offer-an-alternative-comment-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-it-everything-we-feared-for-health
#5
Martin McKee, David Stuckler
In this commentary, we endorse concerns about the health impact of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP), paying particular attention to its mechanisms for investor state dispute settlement. We then describe the different, judge-led approach being advocated by the European Commission team negotiating the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, arguing that, while not perfect, it offers significant advantages.
August 20, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802949/an-investigation-into-secondary-transfer-the-transfer-of-textile-fibres-to-seats
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R Palmer, K Sheridan, J Puckett, N Richardson, W Lo
Textile fibres can be transferred directly, person to person or person to scene (primary transfer), or indirectly via an intermediate (secondary transfer). In criminal cases involving a transfer of textile fibres, it is often the case that whilst the provenance of recovered 'crime significant' fibres is accepted by the defence, it is a particular activity leading to their transfer to a surface in question which is disputed. In such circumstances, transfer and persistence studies relating to fibres on a particular substrate in particular conditions assist in evaluating whether the presence of crime relevant fibres is more likely to have occurred by one particular activity compared to another...
August 3, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796846/contests-over-reproductive-resources-in-female-roller-beetles-outcome-predictors-and-sharing-as-an-option
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Ivette A Chamorro-Florescano, Mario E Favila, Rogelio Macías-Ordóñez
Fights among females are frequent, although less attention has been placed on them than on male fights. They arise when females compete for food, oviposition, mates, brooding sites, or access to resources which increase offspring survival. It has been shown that the outcome of female fights may be less predictable by asymmetries in resource holding power, than in male fights. Male roller beetles fight over food resources, food balls, needed for mating and nesting, and it has been show in some species that asymmetries in reproductive experience and resource holding power in terms of size predict fight outcome, including ties in which contenders cut and split the food ball...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794413/chemical-diplomacy-in-male-tilapia-urinary-signal-increases-sex-hormone-and-decreases-aggression
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João L Saraiva, Tina Keller-Costa, Peter C Hubbard, Ana Rato, Adelino V M Canário
Androgens, namely 11-ketotestosterone (11KT), have a central role in male fish reproductive physiology and are thought to be involved in both aggression and social signalling. Aggressive encounters occur frequently in social species, and fights may cause energy depletion, injury and loss of social status. Signalling for social dominance and fighting ability in an agonistic context can minimize these costs. Here, we test the hypothesis of a 'chemical diplomacy' mechanism through urinary signals that avoids aggression and evokes an androgen response in receiver males of Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792832/the-role-of-the-courts-in-disagreements-over-the-care-of-seriously-ill-babies
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Richard Griffith
Richard Griffith, Senior Lecturer in Health Law at Swansea University, reviews how the courts assist in settling disputes over the care of seriously ill babies and describes the test used to inform decisions about their treatment.
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791211/development-and-characterization-of-polymorphic-est-based-ssr-markers-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare
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Won-Sam Jo, Hye-Yeong Kim, Kyung-Min Kim
In barley, breeding using good genetic characteristics can improve the quality or quantity of crop characters from one generation to the next generation. The development of effective molecular markers in barley is crucial for understanding and analyzing the diversity of useful alleles. In this study, we conducted genetic relationship analysis using expressed sequence tag-simple sequence repeat (EST-SSR) markers for barley identification and assessment of barley cultivar similarity. Seeds from 82 cultivars, including 31 each of naked and hulled barley from the Korea Seed and Variety Service and 20 of malting barley from the RDA-Genebank Information Center, were analyzed in this study...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791081/is-the-late-mandibular-fracture-from-third-molar-extraction-a-risk-towards-malpractice-case-report-with-the-analysis-of-ethical-and-legal-aspects
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Weuler Dos Santos Silva, Rubens Jorge Silveira, Michelle Gouveia Benicio de Araujo Andrade, Ademir Franco, Rhonan Ferreira Silva
OBJECTIVES: The present study reports a case of late mandibular fracture due to third molar extraction and highlights the inherent clinical, ethical and legal aspects related to this surgical complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A female patient underwent surgical procedure for the extraction of the mandibular right third molar. Two days after the surgery the patient reported pain and altered occlusion in the right side of the mandible. After clinical and radiographic re-examination, the diagnosis of late mandibular fracture was established...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789760/-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Ann Bovin, Thomas Decker Christensen, Erik Lerkevang Grove
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a markedly increased risk of thromboembolic events, particularly in patients with valvular AF. Recent trials comparing vitamin K antagonists with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in AF excluded most patients with valvular AF. Although the definition of valvular AF is disputed, the lack of evidence regarding the use of NOACs for these patients is not. We discuss the definition of valvular AF, the risk of thromboembolism, and the antithrombotic treatment for stroke prevention in these patients...
July 17, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783694/zbp1-dai-is-an-innate-sensor-of-influenza-virus-triggering-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-programmed-cell-death-pathways
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Teneema Kuriakose, Si Ming Man, R K Subbarao Malireddi, Rajendra Karki, Sannula Kesavardhana, David E Place, Geoffrey Neale, Peter Vogel, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
The interferon (IFN)-inducible protein Z-DNA binding protein 1 [ZBP1; also known as DNA-dependent activator of IFN regulatory factors (DAI) and DLM-1] was identified as a double-stranded DNA sensor, which instigates innate immune responses. However, this classification has been disputed, and whether ZBP1 functions as a pathogen sensor during an infection has remained unknown. We demonstrated ZBP1-mediated sensing of the influenza A virus (IAV) proteins NP and PB1, triggering cell death and inflammatory responses via the receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1)-RIPK3-caspase-8 axis...
August 12, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777228/the-disputed-discovery-of-facial-and-trigeminal-nerve-function-revisiting-the-contributions-of-herbert-mayo-and-charles-bell
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Matthew L Carlson, James Bradley, Jamie J Van Gompel, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: The first description of the voluntary motor function of the facial nerve and separate sensory-motor contributions of the trigeminal nerve is most commonly attributed to Charles Bell. However, a review of the original scientific accounts and subsequent historical publications question the validity of this credit. The objective of the present historical analysis is to clarify the contributions of Herbert Mayo toward discovering the functions of the fifth and seventh cranial nerves and to raise awareness of this historical controversy within the medical literature...
August 2, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774580/advancing-imaging-technologies-for-patients-with-spinal-pain-with-a-focus-on-whiplash-injury
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James M Elliott, Mark J Hancock, Rebecca J Crawford, Andrew C Smith, David M Walton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Radiological observations of soft-tissue changes that may relate to clinical symptoms in patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal disorders are highly controversial. Studies are often of poor quality and findings inconsistent. A plethora of evidence suggests some pathoanatomical findings from traditional imaging applications are common in asymptomatic participants across the life span, which further questions the diagnostic, prognostic, and theranostic value of traditional imaging...
July 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772289/association-of-mismatch-repair-mutation-with-age-at-cancer-onset-in-lynch-syndrome-implications-for-stratified-surveillance-strategies
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Neil A J Ryan, Julie Morris, Kate Green, Fiona Lalloo, Emma R Woodward, James Hill, Emma J Crosbie, D Gareth Evans
Importance: Lynch syndrome is caused by dominantly inherited germline mutations that predispose individuals to colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and other cancers through inactivation of the cellular mismatch repair system. Lynch syndrome-associated cancers are amenable to surveillance strategies that may improve survival. The age at which surveillance should start is disputed. Objective: To determine whether mutated gene and type of mutation influence age at onset of Lynch syndrome-associated cancers...
August 3, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771961/phase-i-study-of-pemetrexed-and-concurrent-radiotherapy-for-previously-untreated-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shinnosuke Takemoto, Yoichi Nakamura, Minoru Fukuda, Hiroaki Senju, Hiroshi Gyotoku, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Midori Shimada, Takaya Ikeda, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Katsumi Nakatomi, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Hiroshi Soda, Hiroshi Mukae
BACKGROUND: Chemoradiotherapy is the standard treatment for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, it is disputed whether this treatment is suitable for patients aged ≥75. This study was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of pemetrexed for use in concurrent radiotherapy for elderly patients with locally advanced non-squamous NSCLC. METHODS: The eligibility criteria were as follows: aged ≥75 with inoperable stage IIIA or IIIB non-squamous NSCLC, no history of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, a performance status of 0 or 1, and adequate organ function...
August 3, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769939/evidence-for-active-uptake-and-deposition-of-si-based-defenses-in-tall-fescue
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Emma McLarnon, Simon McQueen-Mason, Ingo Lenk, Susan E Hartley
Silicon (Si) is taken up from the soil as monosilicic acid by plant roots, transported to leaves and deposited as phytoliths, amorphous silica (SiO2) bodies, which are a key component of anti-herbivore defense in grasses. Silicon transporters have been identified in many plant species, but the mechanisms underpinning Si transport remain poorly understood. Specifically, the extent to which Si uptake is a passive process, driven primarily by transpiration, or has both passive and active components remains disputed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768633/restoring-balance-to-best-interests-disputes-in-children
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Dominic Wilkinson
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August 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767958/strategic-factors-for-the-sustainability-of-a-health-intervention-at-municipal-level-of-brazil
#20
Sydia Rosana de Araujo Oliveira, Maria Guadalupe Medina, Ana Cláudia Figueiró, Louise Potvin
The present study aims to describe the evolution of an intervention, using a methodology that adopts the critical event as the unit of analysis, and to identify strategic factors that facilitate the continuation of the interventions. Six critical events were identified: dispute care models for health; area of advice: dispute field; change policy; break of interorganizational relations; lack of physical structure and turnover of staff; difficulty in organizing practices in the work process. these are developed into strategic factors: enabling network of allies; meetings and educational activities/building capacity; benefits perceived by community members; mobilization of key actors; intervention's compatibility with the government's vision; restoration of interrelationship; and stability of the workforce...
July 27, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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