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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679939/semi-volatile-organic-compounds-in-the-snow-of-russian-arctic-islands-archipelago-novaya-zemlya
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A T Lebedev, D M Mazur, O V Polyakova, D S Kosyakov, A Yu Kozhevnikov, T B Latkin, I Andreeva Yu, V B Artaev
Environmental contamination of the Arctic has widely been used as a worldwide pollution marker. Various classes of organic pollutants such as pesticides, personal care products, PAHs, flame retardants, biomass burning markers, and many others emerging contaminants have been regularly detected in Arctic samples. Although numerous papers have been published reporting data from the Canadian, Danish, and Norwegian Arctic regions, the environmental situation in Russian Arctic remains mostly underreported. Snow analysis is known to be used for monitoring air pollution in the regions with cold climate in both short-term and long-term studies...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679922/the-reliability-of-gait-variability-measures-for-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-healthy-older-adults-the-effect-of-gait-speed
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Linda Rennie, Niklas Löfgren, Rolf Moe-Nilssen, Arve Opheim, Espen Dietrichs, Erika Franzén
BACKGROUND: Step-to-step variability is a marker of reduced motor control and a frequently studied outcome measure in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) as compared to healthy older adults (HOA). To challenge motor control of gait, walking should be tested at different gait speeds. Good reliability is essential, and gait variability estimates show good reproducibility when sampled at normal gait speed. The aim was therefore to investigate if gait variability could be reliably sampled at slow and fast speeds for individuals with PD and HOA by evaluating test-retest reliability...
April 14, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679921/electromyographic-and-biomechanical-analysis-of-step-negotiation-in-charcot-marie-tooth-subjects-whose-level-walk-is-not-impaired
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Tiziana Lencioni, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Marco Rabuffetti, Enrica Di Sipio, Manuela Diverio, Isabella Moroni, Luca Padua, Emanuela Pagliano, Angelo Schenone, Davide Pareyson, Maurizio Ferrarin
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is a slowly progressive disease characterized by muscular weakness and wasting with a length-dependent pattern. Mildly affected CMT subjects showed slight alteration of walking compared to healthy subjects (HS). RESEARCH QUESTION: To investigate the biomechanics of step negotiation, a task that requires greater muscle strength and balance control compared to level walking, in CMT subjects without primary locomotor deficits (foot drop and push off deficit) during walking...
April 13, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679920/optimizing-text-for-an-individual-s-visual-system-the-contribution-of-visual-crowding-to-reading-difficulties
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Sung Jun Joo, Alex L White, Douglas J Strodtman, Jason D Yeatman
Reading is a complex process that involves low-level visual processing, phonological processing, and higher-level semantic processing. Given that skilled reading requires integrating information among these different systems, it is likely that reading difficulty-known as dyslexia-can emerge from impairments at any stage of the reading circuitry. To understand contributing factors to reading difficulties within individuals, it is necessary to diagnose the function of each component of the reading circuitry. Here, we investigated whether adults with dyslexia who have impairments in visual processing respond to a visual manipulation specifically targeting their impairment...
March 23, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679911/the-effects-of-valproate-and-topiramate-use-on-serum-insulin-leptin-neuropeptide-y-and-ghrelin-levels-in-epileptic-children
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Nafiye Polat Çiçek, Tülay Kamaşak, Mine Serin, Aysenur Okten, Ahmet Alver, Ali Cansu
PURPOSE: Although some drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy are known to affect body weight, the hormonal factors responsible have not been sufficiently described. The purpose of this study was to compare insulin, leptin, neuropeptide Y and ghrelin levels in children with epilepsy receiving monotherapy with topiramate (TPM) and valproic acid (VPA), the drugs whose effects on body weight have been most discussed, with those of a control group. METHOD: 48 patients (25 VPA, 23 TPM) aged between 6 and 15...
April 11, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679861/hygiene-auditing-in-mass-catering-a-4-year-study-in-a-university-canteen
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A Osimani, V Milanović, L Aquilanti, S Polverigiani, C Garofalo, F Clementi
OBJECTIVES: The outcomes of hygiene audits carried out two times per year were used to determine the correct execution of the procedures foreseen by the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan over 4 years (2013-2016) in a university canteen producing about 1200 meals a day. STUDY DESIGN: Critical analysis of hygiene audits. METHODS: Hygiene audits were carried out on the basis of a checklist divided into seven main items and subitems that covered all the production areas of the canteen...
April 18, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679855/rutin-and-rutin-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-ameliorate-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-rats-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-inos-activation
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Anum Gul, Bimal Kunwar, Maryam Mazhar, Shaheen Faizi, Dania Ahmed, Muhammad Raza Shah, Shabana U Simjee
Numerous studies have suggested that nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are important mediators of inflammatory response in human and animal models of arthritis. Besides, oxidative stress markers, nitric oxide (NO) and peroxide (PO) are also major contributors in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Over expression of these inflammatory mediators leads to the extracellular matrix degradation, and excessive cartilage and bone resorption, ultimately leading to the irreversible damage to joints...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679817/a-survey-of-uranium-levels-in-urine-and-hair-of-people-living-in-a-coal-mining-area-in-yili-xinjiang-china
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Rehemanjiang Wufuer, Wenjuan Song, Daoyong Zhang, Xiangliang Pan, Geoffrey Michael Gadd
Recent reports have drawn attention to the uranium contamination arising from coal mining activities in the Yili region of Xinjiang, China due to the mixed distribution of uranium and coal mines, and some of the coal mines being associated with a high uranium content. In this study, we have collected water samples, solid samples such as soil, mud, coal, and coal ash, and hair and urine samples from local populations in order to evaluate the uranium level in this environment and its implications for humans in this high uranium coal mining area...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679816/poor-mental-health-among-low-income-women-in-the-u-s-the-roles-of-adverse-childhood-and-adult-experiences
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Joshua P Mersky, Colleen E Janczewski, Jenna C Nitkowski
RATIONALE: It is well established that exposure to a greater number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increases the risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes. Given the predictive validity of ACE scores and other cumulative risk metrics, a similar measurement approach may advance the study of risk in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: We examined the prevalence and interrelations of 10 adverse adult experiences, including household events such as intimate partner violence and extrafamilial events such as crime victimization...
April 14, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679801/metabolic-control-apoe-genotypes-and-dyslipidemia-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Maddalena Macedoni, Tinka Hovnik, Emil Plesnik, Primoz Kotnik, Natasa Bratina, Tadej Battelino, Urh Groselj
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Limited data is available on the factors influencing the lipid profiles and the prevalence of dyslipidemia in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. We aimed at assessing the influences of metabolic control and ApoE genotypes on lipid profiles and the prevalence of dyslipidemia in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes from our nationwide cohort attending the annual check-up were prospectively included...
April 12, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679800/synthetic-investigation-of-binary-ternary-cr-iii-hydroxycarboxylic-acid-aromatic-chelator-systems-structure-specific-influence-on-adipogenic-biomarkers-linked-to-insulin-mimesis
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O Tsave, C Gabriel, M Kafantari, M Yavropoulou, J G Yovos, C P Raptopoulou, V Psycharis, A Terzis, C Mateescu, A Salifoglou
In an attempt to understand the aqueous interactions of Cr(III) with low-molecular mass physiological ligands and examine its role as an adipogenic metallodrug agent in Diabetes mellitus II, the pH-specific synthesis in the binary-ternary Cr(III)-(HA = hydroxycarboxylic acid)-(N,N)-aromatic chelator (AC) (HA = 2-hydroxyethyl iminodiacetic acid/heidaH2 , quinic acid; AC = 1,10-phenanthroline/phen) systems was pursued, leading to four new crystalline compounds. All materials were characterized by elemental analysis, UV-Visible, FT-IR, and ESI-MS spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and X-Ray crystallography...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679788/factors-affecting-ambient-endotoxin-and-particulate-matter-concentrations-around-air-vents-of-subway-stations-in-south-korea
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Wha Me Park, Dong Uk Park, Sung Ho Hwang
Levels of airborne endotoxins and particulate matter less than 10 μm and 2.5 μm in diameter (PM) were measured in the air vents of subway stations in Seoul, South Korea, and factors affecting both pollutants were analyzed. The measurements were completed from March 2016 to February 2017 for eight air vents situated at the ground level around the subway stations. A total of 166 air samples were collected and analyzed using the kinetic limulus amebocyte lysate assay. Endotoxin levels ranged from not detected to 1...
April 14, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679776/temporal-changes-in-mortality-impacts-of-heat-wave-and-cold-spell-in-korea-and-japan
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Whanhee Lee, Hayon Michelle Choi, Jae Young Lee, Da Hye Kim, Yasushi Honda, Ho Kim
Investigating how well people adapt to heat waves and cold spells has been an important issue under climate change. Also, most of previous studies focused only on the mortality risks for heat waves or cold spells for certain time period not considering its temporal changes and increasing frequencies. This study investigated the change in risks of mortality from heat waves and cold spells over time, and estimated the temporal changes in mortality burden attributed to heat waves and cold spells in Korea and Japan...
April 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679769/infection-status-and-risk-factors-associated-with-urinary-schistosomiasis-among-school-going-children-in-the-ndumo-area-of-umkhanyakude-district-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-two-years-post-treatment
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Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari, Samson Mukaratirwa
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of praziquantel of infected children with Schistosoma haematobium over a 2year period in the Ndumo area of uMkhanyakude district, South Africa. METHODS: This cohort study enrolled 173 school-going children in September 2017 that participated in a baseline survey conducted in 2015 in the Ndumo area. Questionnaire interviews were conducted to collect information on the risk factors related to transmission of schistosomiasis and filtration technique was performed to detect Schistosoma haematobium eggs in urine...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679763/leaving-the-nest-improving-food-allergy-management-on-college-campuses
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Ashley A Dyer, Amy O'Keefe, Madeleine K Kanaley, Lauren Kao, Ruchi S Gupta
BACKGROUND: The transition from adolescence to young adulthood marks a developmental period where responsibility for management of chronic conditions such as food allergy shifts from the caregiver to the young adult. Fatal food-induced anaphylaxis is most common among adolescents and young adults. However, colleges are currently not well-positioned to provide integrated support for students with food allergies. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to explore the systems, structures, and policies that currently support students with food allergies at college, assess unmet needs, and develop pilot interventions through the use of patient-centered design processes...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679762/scavenger-receptor-b-promotes-bacteria-clearance-by-enhancing-phagocytosis-and-attenuates-white-spot-syndrome-virus-proliferation-in-scylla-paramamosian
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Tongtong Kong, Yi Gong, Yan Liu, Xiaobo Wen, Ngoc Tuan Tran, Jude Juventus Aweya, Yueling Zhang, Hongyu Ma, Huaiping Zheng, Shengkang Li
Phagocytosis and apoptosis are key cellular innate immune responses against bacteria and virus in invertebrates. Class B scavenger receptors (SRBs), which contain a CD36 domain, are critical pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of phagocytosis for bacteria and apoptotic cells. In the present study, we identified a member of SRB subfamily in mud crab Scylla paramamosain, named Sp-SRB. The full-length cDNA of Sp-SRB is 2593 bp with a 1629 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a putative protein of 542 amino acids, and predicted to contain a CD36 domain with two transmembrane regions at the C- and N-terminals...
April 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679754/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-pathological-subtype-mcc-spain
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Virginia Lope, Adela Castelló, Antonio Mena-Bravo, Pilar Amiano, Nuria Aragonés, Tania Fernández-Villa, Marcela Guevara, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Guillermo Fernandez-Tardón, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Rafael Marcos-Gragera, Víctor Moreno, Dolores Salas-Trejo, Marian Diaz-Santos, Madalen Oribe, Isabel Romieu, Manolis Kogevinas, Feliciano Priego-Capote, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Marina Pollán
Epidemiologic evidence on the association between vitamin D and breast cancer is still inconclusive. This study analyzes the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and breast cancer risk by pathologic subtype, stage at diagnosis and specific breast cancer risk factors. We conducted a population-based multicase-control study where 546 histologically-confirmed breast cancer cases and 558 population controls, frequently matched by geographic area, age and body mass index, were recruited in 12 Spanish provinces (MCC-Spain)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679748/remote-or-on-site-visits-were-feasible-for-the-initial-set-up-meetings-with-hospitals-in-a-multi-centre-surgical-trial-an-embedded-randomised-trial
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Laura Jefferson, Caroline Fairhurst, Stephen Brealey, Elizabeth Coleman, Liz Cook, Catherine Hewitt, Ada Keding, Matthew Northgraves, Amar Rangan, Garry A Tew, David J Torgerson, Joseph Dias
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects, costs and feasibility of providing on-site compared with remote meetings to set-up hospital sites in a multi-centre, surgical randomised controlled trial. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Hospitals were randomised to receive the initial trial set-up meetings on-site (i.e. face-to-face) or remotely (i.e. via teleconference). Data were collected on site set-up, recruitment, follow-up and costs for the two methods. The hospital staff experience of trial set-up was also surveyed...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679746/prevalence-of-cfr-in-enterococcus-faecalis-strains-isolated-from-swine-farms-in-china-predominated-cfr-carrying-pcppf5-like-plasmids-conferring-non-linezolid-resistance-phenotype
#19
Liang-Xing Fang, Jia-Hong Duan, Mu-Ya Chen, Hui Deng, Hua-Qing Liang, Yan Q Xiong, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Ping Liao
The cfr gene associated with linezolid resistance has attracted wide attention. However, little is known about its prevalence and mode of transmission in Enterococcus faecalis. In this study, we investigate the prevalence and genetic environment of the cfr gene in 91 E. faecalis isolates collected from swine faecal swabs in 30 farms in Guangdong Province, China in 2012. A relatively high prevalence of cfr was identified in E. faecalis isolates (11/91, 12.1%) by PCR. All the cfr-positive E. faecalis strains had a multidrug-resistance phenotype including erythrocin, tetracycline, gentamicin, kanamicin and ciprofloxacin, except vancomycin and linezolid...
April 18, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679744/phylogenetic-relationships-within-the-opisthorchis-viverrini-species-complex-with-specific-analysis-of-o-viverrini-sensu-lato-from-sakon-nakhon-thailand-by-mitochondrial-and-nuclear-dna-sequencing
#20
Opal Pitaksakulrat, Bonnie L Webster, Joanne P Webster, Thewarach Laha, Weerachai Saijuntha, Poppy H L Lamberton, Nadda Kiatsopit, Ross H Andrews, Trevor N Petney, Paiboon Sithithaworn
The liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini sensu lato causes serious public-health problems in northeast Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. A hypothesis has been proposed that O. viverrini represents a species complex with varying levels of genetic differentiation in Thailand and Lao PDR. This study aimed to clarify whether O. viverrini populations can be genetically divided into separate taxa. We collected O. viverrini s.l. from eight different locations in Lao PDR and Thailand. The results of nad1, cox1, CF-int6, Pm-int9, ITS2 and 28S rDNA sequence analysis revealed that sub-structuring occurred between the eight populations...
April 18, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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