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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641721/effective-self-management-interventions-for-patients-with-lupus-potential-impact-of-peer-mentoring
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REVIEW
Edith M Williams, Leonard Egede, Trevor Faith, James Oates
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with significant mortality, morbidity and cost for the individual patient and society. In the United States, African Americans (AAs) have 3-4 times greater prevalence of lupus, risk of developing lupus at an earlier age and lupus-related disease activity, organ damage and mortality compared with whites. Evidence-based self-management interventions that incorporate both social support and health education have reduced pain, improved function and delayed disability among patients with lupus...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632160/the-protease-inhibitor-ci2c-gene-induced-by-bird-cherry-oat-aphid-in-barley-inhibits-green-peach-aphid-fecundity-in-transgenic-arabidopsis
#2
Aleksandra Losvik, Lisa Beste, Sara Mehrabi, Lisbeth Jonsson
Aphids are phloem feeders that cause large damage globally as pest insects. They induce a variety of responses in the host plant, but not much is known about which responses are promoting or inhibiting aphid performance. Here, we investigated whether one of the responses induced in barley by the cereal aphid, bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) affects aphid performance in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana L. A barley cDNA encoding the protease inhibitor CI2c was expressed in A. thaliana and aphid performance was studied using the generalist green peach aphid (Myzus persicae Sulzer)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629854/inhibition-of-organic-anion-transporter-oat-activity-by-cigarette-smoke-condensate
#3
Katia Sayyed, Marc Le Vee, Ziad Abdel-Razzak, Olivier Fardel
Cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) has previously been shown to impair activity and expression of hepatic drug transporters. In the present study, we provided evidence that CSC also hinders activity of organic anion transporters (OATs), notably expressed at the kidney level. CSC thus cis-inhibited OAT substrate uptake in OAT1- and OAT3-transfected HEK293 cells, in a concentration-dependent manner (IC50=72.1μg/mL for OAT1 inhibition and IC50=27.3μg/mL for OAT3 inhibition). By contrast, OAT4 as well as the renal organic cation transporter (OCT) 2 were less sensitive to the inhibitory effect of CSC (IC50=351...
June 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628853/willingness-to-pay-for-opioid-agonist-treatment-among-opioid-dependent-people-who-inject-drugs-in-ukraine
#4
Iuliia Makarenko, Alyona Mazhnaya, Ruthanne Marcus, Martha J Bojko, Lynn Madden, Sergii Filippovich, Sergii Dvoriak, Frederick L Altice
BACKGROUND: In the context of decreasing external and limited Ukrainian governmental funding for opioid agonist treatments (OAT) for opioid dependent people who inject drugs in Ukraine, information on sustainable financial models is needed. METHODS: Data on 855 opioid dependent people who inject drugs (PWID) were drawn from a cross-sectional nationwide survey of 1613 PWID. They comprised 434 participants who were receiving OAT and 421 who were on OAT in the past or have never been on OAT and were interested in receiving the treatment...
June 16, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627064/effects-of-isoenergetic-quantities-of-a-low-starch-muesli-feed-high-in-fat-and-fibre-vs-oat-grains-on-the-glycemic-and-insulinemic-responses-and-feed-intake-patterns-in-sport-ponies
#5
M Bochnia, C Schürer, J Gottschalk, A Einspanier, D Hillegeist, M Wensch-Dorendorf, J M Greef, M Glatter, A Zeyner
Aim of this study was to compare glycemic and insulinemic responses and feed intake patterns in sport ponies after feeding isoenergetic quantities of low-starch muesli feed high in fat and fibre (FF) or oat grains (OG). Six sport ponies were randomly assigned to one of these two treatment groups for 2 × 3 weeks according to a crossover-design. Ponies received two equal meals/day of either semi-crushed OG (1 g starch/kg bwt*meal(-1) ) or an isoenergetic quantity of FF. Hay was also given in two equal meals/day and provided the remaining metabolisable energy up to 1...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627061/glycaemic-and-insulinaemic-responses-of-adult-healthy-warm-blooded-mares-following-feeding-with-jerusalem-artichoke-meal
#6
M Glatter, M Bochnia, F Goetz, J Gottschalk, G Koeller, N Mielenz, D Hillegeist, J M Greef, A Einspanier, A Zeyner
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the supplementation of a pre-biotic compound [Jerusalem artichoke meal (JAM)] on the glycaemic and insulinaemic response in healthy, non-obese warm-blooded horses. Six adult mares [mean body weight (bwt) 529 ± 38.7 kg; body condition score 5.1 ± 0.49/9] were used. In two equal meals per day, the horses received crushed oat grains (1 g starch/kg bwt per day) and meadow hay (2 kg/100 kg bwt per day) which together were likely to meet the energy recommendation for light work (GfE, )...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627056/feed-intake-patterns-of-sport-ponies-and-warmblood-horses-following-iso-energetic-intake-of-pelleted-fibre-rich-mixed-feed-muesli-feed-and-semicrushed-oat-grains
#7
M Bochnia, M Boesel, L Bahrenthien, M Wensch-Dorendorf, A Zeyner
The aim of the study was to compare diverse feed intake patterns in sport ponies and warmblood-type horses after feeding iso-energetic amounts of three different concentrates: a pelleted fibre-rich mixed feed (PF), a muesli feed (MF) and semicrushed oat grains (OG). Four sport ponies and six warmblood-type horses received the concentrates and meadow hay according to maintenance (0.52 MJ metabolizable energy (ME) kg body weight (BW)(0.75) /day). Both breeds were allocated at random to three groups and received once daily for 8 days either OG (1 g starch/kg BW/meal) or iso-energetic quantities of PF and MF according to a crossover design...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618872/outcomes-of-patellofemoral-osteochondral-lesions-treated-with-structural-grafts-in-patients-older-than-40-years
#9
Ryan M Degen, Nathan W Coleman, Danielle Tetreault, Brenda Chang, Greg T Mahony, Christopher L Camp, Shawn G Anthony, Riley J Williams
Background Chondral lesions in the patellofemoral compartment represent a difficult entity to treat among active patients, with no clear consensus on the optimal treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to review the functional outcomes of patients >40 years old with primary patellofemoral osteochondral lesions who underwent a cartilage restoration procedure with a structural graft. Methods Following institutional review board approval, 35 patients >40 years treated for patellofemoral chondral or osteochondral injuries were retrospectively identified...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618746/male-infertility-is-significantly-associated-with-multiple-deletions-in-an-8-7-kb-segment-of-sperm-mtdna-in-pakistan
#10
Irfan Afzal Mughal, Asma Irfan, Sarwat Jahan, Abdul Hameed
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to find a link between sperm mitochondrial DNA mutations and male infertility in Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA from semen samples was extracted and amplified by PCR using 7.8-kb deletion-specific primers. The PCR products were separated on agarose gel, visualized under UV-illumination, and then photographed. The results were genotyped and the data were analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Deletion analysis of the 8...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617328/the-long-term-consumption-of-oats-in-celiac-disease-patients-is-safe-a-large-cross-sectional-study
#11
Katri Aaltonen, Pilvi Laurikka, Heini Huhtala, Markku Mäki, Katri Kaukinen, Kalle Kurppa
A strict gluten-free diet (GFD) can be diversified by non-contaminated oats, but there is a shortage of long-term studies concerning its safety. We compared long-term treatment outcomes and factors associated with the introduction of oats between celiac patients on a GFD with or without oats. Eight hundred sixty-nine previously diagnosed celiac patients were interviewed. The validated Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS), Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB), and Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires were used to assess symptoms and quality of life, serological tests were performed, and results of histology were confirmed from patient records...
June 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616644/synergistic-hydrolysis-of-xylan-using-novel-xylanases-%C3%AE-xylosidases-and-an-%C3%AE-l-arabinofuranosidase-from-geobacillus-thermodenitrificans-ng80-2
#12
Di Huang, Jia Liu, Yanfei Qi, Kexin Yang, Yingying Xu, Lu Feng
Lignocellulosic biomass from various types of wood has become a renewable resource for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals. Because xylan is the major component of wood hemicelluloses, highly efficient enzymes to enhance xylan hydrolysis can improve the use of lignocellulosic biomass. In this study, a xylanolytic gene cluster was identified from the crude oil-degrading thermophilic strain Geobacillus thermodenitrificans NG80-2. The enzymes involved in xylan hydrolysis, which include two xylanases (XynA1, XynA2), three β-xylosidases (XynB1, XynB2, XynB3), and one α-L-arabinofuranosidase (AbfA), have many unique features, such as high pH tolerance, high thermostability, and a broad substrate range...
June 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611761/different-types-of-dietary-fibers-trigger-specific-alterations-in-composition-and-predicted-functions-of-colonic-bacterial-communities-in-balb-c-mice
#13
Yuheng Luo, Ling Zhang, Hua Li, Hauke Smidt, André-Denis G Wright, Keying Zhang, Xuemei Ding, Qiufeng Zeng, Shiping Bai, Jianping Wang, Jian Li, Ping Zheng, Gang Tian, Jingyi Cai, Daiwen Chen
Soluble dietary fibers (SDF) are fermented more than insoluble dietary fibers (IDF), but their effect on colonic bacterial community structure and function remains unclear. Thus, bacterial community composition and function in the colon of BALB/c mice (n = 7) fed with a high level (approximately 20%) of typical SDF, oat-derived β-glucan (G), microcrystalline cellulose (M) as IDF, or their mixture (GM), were compared. Mice in group G showed a lowest average feed intake (p < 0.05) but no change on the average body weight gain (p > 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608543/extraction-and-isolation-of-%C3%AE-glucan-from-grain-sources-a-review
#14
REVIEW
Gunjan Maheshwari, Sumathi Sowrirajan, Baby Joseph
A collective report on the extraction and isolation of β-glucan from grain sources, namely, oat, barley, and wheat is presented. An analysis on the effect of medium, pH, and temperature on the purity and yield of the β-glucan derived under acidic/alkaline/aqueous/enzymatic conditions is also made. Water extraction and alkali extraction processes are preferred as the yield and recovery of extracted β-glucan were good. Cost-effective development of the process for deriving high molecular weight β-glucan is the current requirement for its wide applications in food and pharmaceutical industries...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606531/all-natural-bio-plastics-using-starch-betaglucan-composites
#15
Domenico Sagnelli, Jacob J K Kirkensgaard, Concetta Valeria L Giosafatto, Natalia Ogrodowicz, Krzysztof Kruczała, Mette S Mikkelsen, Jean-Eudes Maigret, Denis Lourdin, Kell Mortensen, Andreas Blennow
Grain polysaccharides represent potential valuable raw materials for next-generation advanced and environmentally friendly plastics. Thermoplastic starch (TPS) is processed using conventional plastic technology, such as casting, extrusion, and molding. However, to adapt the starch to specific functionalities chemical modifications or blending with synthetic polymers, such as polycaprolactone are required (e.g. Mater-Bi). As an alternative, all-natural and compostable bio-plastics can be produced by blending starch with other polysaccharides...
September 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604234/effects-of-milling-on-extraction-efficiency-of-incurred-pesticides-in-cereals
#16
Susan S Herrmann, Parvaneh Hajeb, Gitte Andersen, Mette E Poulsen
This study investigated the effects of particle size and milling temperature on the extraction efficiencies of pesticide residues from cereal flour. Samples of cereal grains (barley, oat, rye and wheat) were milled using a centrifugal mill with four different sieves (0.2, 1.0, 3.0 and 5.0 mm) or a knife mill both at room temperature and after freezing of the grain at -80 ºC overnight. The incurred pesticides in the test materials were extracted by the QuEChERS method and analysed by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS. The particle size distribution for the milled samples was determined using a vibratory sieve shaker...
June 12, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600838/usefulness-of-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-valvular-involvement-in-loeffler-endocarditis
#17
Carlos M Hernandez, Mohammed J Arisha, Amier Ahmad, Ethan Oates, Navin C Nanda, Anil Nanda, Anita Wasan, Beda E Caleti, Cinthia L P Bernal, Sergio M Gallardo
Loeffler endocarditis is a complication of hypereosinophilic syndrome resulting from eosinophilic infiltration of heart tissue. We report a case of Loeffler endocarditis in which three-dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography provided additional information to what was found by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography alone. Our case illustrates the usefulness of combined two- and three-dimensional echocardiography in the assessment of Loeffler endocarditis. In addition, a summary of the features of hypereosinophilic syndrome and Loeffler endocarditis is provided in tabular form...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598613/role-of-sample-processing-strategies-at-the-european-union-national-reference-laboratories-nrls-concerning-the-analysis-of-pesticide-residues
#18
Parvaneh Hajeb, Susan Strange Herrmann, Mette Erecius Poulsen
The guidance document SANTE 11945/2015 recommends that cereal samples be milled to a particle size preferably smaller than 1.0 mm and that extensive heating of the samples should be avoided. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the differences in milling procedures, obtained particle size distributions and the resulting pesticide residue recovery when cereal samples were milled at the European Union National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) with their routine milling procedures. A total of 23 NRLs participated in the study...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590907/real-practice-thromboprophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Paola Deambrosis, Alessandra Bettiol, Jenny Bolcato, Roberta Pirolo, Giulia Franchin, Sakis Themistoclakis, Michele Pellizzari, Alessandro Chinellato, Pietro Giusti
This retrospective observational study was based on databases of the Local Health Authority of Treviso, Italy. It evaluated the prevalence and the effectiveness of oral anticoagulation treatment (OAT) for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in everyday clinical practice. Out of 6,138 NVAF patients, only 3,024 received vitamin K antagonist (VKA). Potential barriers decreasing the probability of being treated with VKA were female sex, older age, antiplatelet treatment and history of bleeding...
June 27, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586481/dietary-fiber-and-digestive-health-in-children
#20
Renee Korczak, Alison Kamil, Lisa Fleige, Sharon M Donovan, Joanne L Slavin
Digestive health is an expanding area in nutrition research due to the interest in how food components such as fiber affect gastrointestinal tolerance, stool form, defecation frequency, transit time, and gut microbial composition and metabolic activity. In children, however, digestive health studies that intervene with dietary fiber are limited due to legal and ethical concerns. To better understand if fiber improves digestive health in children, a literature review was conducted to answer the following research question: What are the effect(s) of fiber-containing foods and/or supplements on digestive health outcomes in children? A search of the PubMed database identified a total of 12 studies that fit the inclusion criteria established for this review...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
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