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Daniel B Bornstein, George L Grieve, Morgan N Clennin, Alexander C McLain, Laurie P Whitsel, Michael W Beets, Keith G Hauret, Bruce H Jones, Mark A Sarzynski
OBJECTIVE: Many states in the southern region of the United States are recognized for higher rates of obesity, physical inactivity, and chronic disease. These states are therefore recognized for their disproportionate public health burden. The purpose of this study was to investigate state-level distributions of cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass index (BMI), and injuries among US Army recruits in order to determine whether or not certain states may also pose disproportionate threats to military readiness and national security...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296211/global-lipidomics-identified-plasma-lipids-as-novel-biomarkers-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
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Zongtao Yu, Hankui Chen, Junmei Ai, Yong Zhu, Yan Li, Jeffrey A Borgia, Jin-Song Yang, Jicai Zhang, Bin Jiang, Wei Gu, Youping Deng
Purpose: Lipids play roles in membrane structure, energy storage, and signal transduction as well as in human cancers. Here we adopt lipidomics to identify plasma lipid markers for early screening and detection of lung cancer. Experimental Design: Using mass spectrometry, we profiled 390 individual lipids using training and validation strategy in a total of 346 plasma samples from 199 early NSCLC patients, including 113 adenocacinoma and 86 squamous cell cancers (SqCC), and from 147 healthy controls...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258585/effects-of-endurance-training-on-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-function-in-huntington-disease-patients
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Sandro Manuel Mueller, Saskia Maria Gehrig, Jens A Petersen, Sebastian Frese, Violeta Mihaylova, Maria Ligon-Auer, Natalia Khmara, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, André Schaller, Carsten Lundby, Marco Toigo, Hans H Jung
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction may represent a pathogenic factor in Huntington disease (HD). Physical exercise leads to enhanced mitochondrial function in healthy participants. However, data on effects of physical exercise on HD skeletal muscle remains scarce. We aimed at investigating adaptations of the skeletal muscle mitochondria to endurance training in HD patients. METHODS: Thirteen HD patients and 11 healthy controls completed 26 weeks of endurance training...
December 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247985/slow-movement-resistance-training-using-body-weight-improves-muscle-mass-in-the-elderly-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Tsuzuku, T Kajioka, H Sakakibara, K Shimaoka
To examine the effect of a 12-week slow movement resistance training using body weight as a load (SRT-BW) on muscle mass, strength, and fat distribution in healthy elderly people. Fifty-three men and 35 women aged 70 years old or older without experience in resistance training participated, and they were randomly assigned to a SRT-BW group or control group. The control group did not receive any intervention, but participants in this group underwent a repeat measurement 12 weeks later. The SRT-BW program consisted of three different exercises (squat, tabletop push-up, and sit-up), which were designed to stimulate anterior major muscles...
December 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244607/a-survey-of-risk-factors-for-digit-injuries-among-dogs-training-and-competing-in-agility-events
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Debra C Sellon, Katherine Martucci, John R Wenz, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Michelle Powers, Kimberley L Cullen
OBJECTIVE To identify potential risk factors for digit injuries in dogs training and competing in agility events. DESIGN Internet-based, retrospective, cross-sectional survey. ANIMALS 1,081 dogs training or competing in agility events. PROCEDURES Data were collected for eligible animals via retrospective surveys distributed electronically to handlers of dogs participating in agility-related activities. Variables evaluated included demographic (handlers) and signalment (dogs) information, physical characteristics of dogs, and injury characteristics...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205707/massed-versus-spaced-practice-in-vocology-effect-of-a-short-term-intensive-voice-training-versus-a-longer-term-traditional-voice-training
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Iris Meerschman, Kristiane Van Lierde, Caro Van Puyvelde, Astrid Bostyn, Sofie Claeys, Evelien D'haeseleer
BACKGROUND: In contrast with most medical and pharmaceutical therapies, the optimal dosage for voice therapy or training is unknown. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a short-term intensive voice training (IVT) with a longer-term traditional voice training (TVT) on the vocal quality and vocal capacities of vocally healthy non-professional voice users. METHODS & PROCEDURES: A pre-/post-test randomized control group design with follow-up measurements was used...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191515/mapping-the-spatial-distribution-of-aedes-aegypti-and-aedes-albopictus
#7
Fangyu Ding, Jingying Fu, Dong Jiang, Mengmeng Hao, Gang Lin
Mosquito-borne infectious diseases, such as Rift Valley fever, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika, have caused mass human death with the transnational expansion fueled by economic globalization. Simulating the distribution of the disease vectors is of great importance in formulating public health planning and disease control strategies. In the present study, we simulated the global distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus at a 5×5km spatial resolution with high-dimensional multidisciplinary datasets and machine learning methods Three relatively popular and robust machine learning models, including support vector machine (SVM), gradient boosting machine (GBM) and random forest (RF), were used...
November 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187144/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-its-associations-among-adolescents-in-an-urban-sri-lankan-community
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Shaman Rajindrajith, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Chamilka Jayasinghe, Dulani Kottahachchi, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Shamila T de Silva, Madunil A Niriella, Anuradha S Dassanayake, Arjuna P de Silva, H Janaka de Silva
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common problem across the world. We aimed to determine the prevalence of NAFLD and its associations in Sri Lankan adolescents living in an urban Sri Lankan community. METHOD: The study population consisted of the birth cohort of the year 2000, residing in the Ragama Medical Officer of Health area. Socio-demographic and anthropometric data [anthropometric measurements, blood pressure and total body fat distribution] of these adolescents were collected by trained data collectors...
November 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182451/protein-recommendations-for-weight-loss-in-elite-athletes-a-focus-on-body-composition-and-performance
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Amy Hector, Stuart M Phillips
There exists a large body of scientific evidence to support protein intakes in excess of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) (0.8g protein/kg/d) to promote the retention of skeletal muscle and loss of adipose tissue during dietary energy restriction. Diet-induced weight loss with as low as possible ratio of skeletal muscle to fat mass loss is a situation we refer to as high quality weight loss. We propose that high quality weight loss is often of importance to elite athletes in order to maintain their muscle (engine) and shed unwanted fat mass, potentially improving athletic performance...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181749/fate-and-behavior-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-a-submerged-anoxic-aerobic-membrane-bioreactor-mbr
#10
Dongqing Zhang, Antoine Prandota Trzcinski, Jinxue Luo, David C Stuckey, Soon Keat Tan
In this study, the production, composition, and characteristics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in an anoxic-aerobic submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) were investigated. The average concentrations of proteins and carbohydrates in the MBR aerobic stage were 3.96 ± 0.28 and 8.36 ± 0.89 mg/L, respectively. After membrane filtration, these values decreased to 2.9 ± 0.2 and 2.8 ± 0.2 mg/L, respectively. High performance size exclusion chromatograph (HP-SEC) analysis indicated a bimodal molecular weight (MW) distribution of DOMs, and that the intensities of all the peaks were reduced in the MBR effluent compared to the influent...
November 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174894/disruption-of-perceptual-learning-by-a-brief-practice-break
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David F Little, Yu-Xuan Zhang, Beverly A Wright
Some forms of associative learning require only a single experience to create a lasting memory [1, 2]. In contrast, perceptual learning often requires extensive practice within a day for performance to improve across days [3, 4]. This suggests that the requisite practice for durable perceptual learning is integrated throughout each day. If the total amount of daily practice is the only important variable, then a practice break within a day should not disrupt across-day improvement. To test this idea, we trained human listeners on an auditory frequency-discrimination task over multiple days and compared the performance of those who engaged in a single continuous practice session each day [4] with those who were given a 30-min break halfway through each practice session...
November 21, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170331/34%C3%A2-a-systematic-literature-review-of-the-pre-hospital-lessons-identified-following-mass-casualty-deliberate-bombing-incidents
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Thomas Cooke, Adam Chesters, Gareth Grier
BACKGROUND: Since the end of World War II, there has been an emergence of explosives used amongst civilian populations resulting in mass-casualty incidents. The development of pre-hospital medical systems, worldwide, has resulted in an increased response at these incidents. However, information about the pre-hospital medical response is sparse and not collated. This review aimed to collect and appraise the literature on the pre-hospital management of mass-casualty bombing incidents. The primary objective was to identify and discuss the common themes highlighted as problems in the pre-hospital medical response...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155826/programmatic-factors-associated-with-the-limited-impact-of-community-directed-treatment-with-ivermectin-to-control-onchocerciasis-in-three-drainage-basins-of-south-west-cameroon
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Christian Tetteh Duamor, Fabrice Roberto Datchoua-Poutcheu, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Aldof Tah Yoah, Ernest Njukang, Emmanuel Kah, Mary Sheena Maingeh, Jonas Arnaud Kengne-Ouaffo, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Peter A Enyong, Samuel Wanji
INTRODUCTION: The CDTI model is known to have enhanced community participation in planning and resource mobilization toward the control of onchocerciasis. These effects were expected to translate into better individual acceptance of the intervention and hence high Treatment Coverage, leading to a sustainable community-led strategy and reduction in the disease burden. A survey revealed that after 10-12 rounds of treatment, prevalence of onchocerciasis was still high in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon and transmission was going on...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130715/relationship-of-long-term-macronutrients-intake-on-anabolic-catabolic-hormones-in-female-elite-volleyball-players
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Juan Mielgo Ayuso, Michael C Zourdos, Aritz Urdampilleta, Julio Calleja González, Jesús Seco, Alfredo Córdova
INTRODUCTION: Specific macronutrient distribution and training can alter acute and chronic hormone behavior and, subsequently, sport performance. OBJECTIVE: The main aim was to examine relationships between dietary intake and anabolic/catabolic hormone response in elite female volleyball players during a 29-week season. METHODS: Twenty-two elite female volleyballers (26.4 ± 5.6 years; 178 ± 9 cm; 67.1 ± 7.5 kg) had dietary intake (seven-day dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire), blood concentration of anabolic/catabolic hormones concentration, physical performance, and body composition assessed at four time points: a) T1: baseline/pre-testing; b) T2: eleven weeks after T1; c) T3: ten weeks after T2; and d) T4: eight weeks after T3...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978689/netmhcpan-4-0-improved-peptide-mhc-class-i-interaction-predictions-integrating-eluted-ligand-and-peptide-binding-affinity-data
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Vanessa Jurtz, Sinu Paul, Massimo Andreatta, Paolo Marcatili, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
Cytotoxic T cells are of central importance in the immune system's response to disease. They recognize defective cells by binding to peptides presented on the cell surface by MHC class I molecules. Peptide binding to MHC molecules is the single most selective step in the Ag-presentation pathway. Therefore, in the quest for T cell epitopes, the prediction of peptide binding to MHC molecules has attracted widespread attention. In the past, predictors of peptide-MHC interactions have primarily been trained on binding affinity data...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970972/an-exploration-of-strategies-used-by-dressage-horses-to-control-moments-around-the-center-of-mass-when-performing-passage
#16
Hilary M Clayton, Sarah Jane Hobbs
BACKGROUND: Locomotion results from the generation of ground reaction forces (GRF) that cause translations of the center of mass (COM) and generate moments that rotate the body around the COM. The trot is a diagonally-synchronized gait performed by horses at intermediate locomotor speeds. Passage is a variant of the trot performed by highly-trained dressage horses. It is distinguished from trot by having a slow speed of progression combined with great animation of the limbs in the swing phase...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903957/within-day-protein-distribution-does-not-influence-body-composition-responses-during-weight-loss-in-resistance-training-adults-who-are-overweight
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Joshua L Hudson, Jung Eun Kim, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Wayne W Campbell
Background: Emerging research suggests that redistributing total protein intake from 1 high-protein meal/d to multiple moderately high-protein meals improves 24-h muscle protein synthesis. Over time, this may promote positive changes in body composition.Objective: We sought to assess the effects of within-day protein intake distribution on changes in body composition during dietary energy restriction and resistance training.Design: In a randomized parallel-design study, 41 men and women [mean ± SEM age: 35 ± 2 y; body mass index (in kg/m2): 31...
November 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892441/improvements-in-state-and-local-planning-for-mass-dispensing-of-medical-countermeasures-the-technical-assistance-review-program-united-states-2007-2014
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Paul G Renard, Sara J Vagi, Chris M Reinold, Brenda L Silverman, Rachel N Avchen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and describe outcomes of state and local medical countermeasure preparedness planning, which is critical to ensure rapid distribution and dispensing of a broad spectrum of life-saving medical assets during a public health emergency. METHODS: We used 2007 to 2014 state and local data collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Technical Assistance Review. We calculated descriptive statistics from 50 states and 72 local Cities Readiness Initiative jurisdictions that participated in the Technical Assistance Review annually...
September 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884865/physical-training-improves-visceral-adipose-tissue-health-by-remodelling-extracellular-matrix-in-rats-with-estrogen-absence-a-gene-expression-analysis
#19
Fernanda O Duarte, Camila do Valle Gomes-Gatto, Jorge C Oishi, Anderson Diogo de S Lino, Uliana S Stotzer, Maria Fernanda C Rodrigues, Guilherme H Gatti da Silva, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araújo
Adipose tissue development is associated with modifications involving extracellular matrix remodelling, and metalloproteinases play a significant role in this process. Reduced circulating sexual hormones cause impacts on the size, morphology and functions of the adipose tissue, increasing susceptibility to diseases. This study investigated whether exercise training may be an alternative strategy to combat the effects promoted by estrogen decay through modulation in gene expression patterns in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of visceral adipose tissue of ovariectomized rats...
August 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854315/distributed-training-enhances-implicit-sequence-acquisition-in-children-with-specific-language-impairment
#20
Lise Desmottes, Thierry Meulemans, Marie-Aude Patinec, Christelle Maillart
Purpose: This study explored the effects of 2 different training structures on the implicit acquisition of a sequence in a serial reaction time (SRT) task in children with and without specific language impairment (SLI). Method: All of the children underwent 3 training sessions, followed by a retention session 2 weeks after the last session. In the massed-training condition, the 3 training sessions were in immediate succession on 1 day, whereas in the distributed-training condition, the 3 training sessions were spread over a 1-week period in an expanding schedule format...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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