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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914640/assessing-the-fugitive-emission-of-ch4-via-migration-along-fault-zones-comparing-potential-shale-gas-basins-to-non-shale-basins-in-the-uk
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I M Boothroyd, S Almond, F Worrall, R J Davies
This study considered whether faults bounding hydrocarbon-bearing basins could be conduits for methane release to the atmosphere. Five basin bounding faults in the UK were considered: two which bounded potential shale gas basins; two faults that bounded coal basins; and one that bounded a basin with no known hydrocarbon deposits. In each basin, two mobile methane surveys were conducted, one along the surface expression of the basin bounding fault and one along a line of similar length but not intersecting the fault...
September 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908717/biological-properties-of-water-soluble-polysaccharides-and-hemicelluloses-from-almond-gum
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Fatma Bouaziz, Mohamed Koubaa, Rhoudha Ellouz Ghorbel, Semia Ellouz Chaabouni
The aim of this work was to investigate the biological activities of almond gum polysaccharides (AGP) and almond gum hemicelluloses (AGH). Almond gum was first fractionated into AGP and AGH using hot water and alkaline solution, respectively. The antioxidant activities of both extracted polymers revealed interesting free radical scavenging activities through DPPH test (IC50 AGP=4mg/mL, IC50 AGH=6mg/mL), 2,2'-azinobis[3-ethylbenzthiazoline]-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS) radical scavenging activity test (% inhibition ABTS=40...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904411/synthesis-of-octyl-%C3%AE-glucoside-catalyzed-by-almond-%C3%AE-glucosidase-in-unconventional-reaction-media
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Irina Mladenoska
The reaction system for octyl-β-glucoside synthesis catalysed by the almond-β-glucosidase has been characterised. The monophasic octanol saturated with different amounts of water served as a reaction medium. Both the glucose and the activated substrate p-nitrophenyl-β-glucoside were examined as glycon donors. The reverse hydrolysis and the transglycosylation were both used as reaction models for this enzymatically catalysed alkyl-β-glucoside synthesis. The rate of synthesis of octyl-β-glucoside (vS), the rate of hydrolysis, i...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894353/provider-and-user-acceptability-of-intermittent-screening-and-treatment-for-the-control-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-in-malawi
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Deborah Almond, Mwayi Madanitsa, Victor Mwapasa, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Jayne Webster, Feiko Ter Kuile, Lucy Paintain
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is one of the control strategies promoted by WHO. In response to mounting resistance to SP, intermittent screening and treatment (ISTp) has been proposed as an alternative. The objective of this study was to explore the acceptability of ISTp for health workers and pregnant women. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of ten health workers and five focus group discussions of 38 women enrolled in an ongoing trial comparing IPTp-SP and ISTp with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were conducted at two antenatal clinics in rural Malawi...
November 28, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891727/rehospitalization-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-incidence-indications-and-outcomes
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Seth A Hollander, Doff B McElhinney, Christopher S Almond, Nancy McDonald, Sharon Chen, Beth D Kaufman, Daniel Bernstein, David N Rosenthal
We report the patterns of rehospitalization after pediatric heart transplant (Htx) at a single center. Retrospective review of 107 consecutive pediatric Htx recipients between January 22, 2007, and August 28, 2014, who survived their initial transplant hospitalization. The frequency, duration, and indications for all hospitalizations between transplant hospitalization discharge and September 30, 2015, were analyzed. A total of 444 hospitalization episodes occurred in 90 of 107 (84%) patients. The median time to first rehospitalization was 59...
November 27, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888579/non-target-effects-of-fungicides-on-nectar-inhabiting-fungi-of-almond-flowers
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Robert N Schaeffer, Rachel L Vannette, Claire Brittain, Neal M Williams, Tadashi Fukami
Nectar mediates interactions between plants and pollinators in natural and agricultural systems. Specialized microorganisms are common nectar inhabitants, and potentially important mediators of plant-pollinator interactions. However, their diversity and role in mediating pollination services in agricultural systems are poorly characterized. Moreover, agrochemicals are commonly applied to minimize crop damage, but may present ecological consequences for non-target organisms. Assessment of ecological risk has tended to focus on beneficial macroorganisms such as pollinators, with less attention paid to microorganisms...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882862/milk-and-dairy-products-good-or-bad-for-human-health-an-assessment-of-the-totality-of-scientific-evidence
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Tanja Kongerslev Thorning, Anne Raben, Tine Tholstrup, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Ian Givens, Arne Astrup
BACKGROUND: There is scepticism about health effects of dairy products in the public, which is reflected in an increasing intake of plant-based drinks, for example, from soy, rice, almond, or oat. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to assess the scientific evidence mainly from meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised controlled trials, on dairy intake and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and all-cause mortality...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882358/monofloral-honeys-by-sicilian-black-honeybee-apis-mellifera-ssp-sicula-have-high-reducing-power-and-antioxidant-capacity
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Alessandro Attanzio, Luisa Tesoriere, Mario Allegra, Maria A Livrea
Thirty samples from thirteen Sicilian monofloral honeys by the local black honeybee, and two honeydew honeys, were studied to assess phenol content, reducing power and antioxidant capacity as well as correlations among these parameters. Honeys from Apiaceae showed the highest phenol amount and capacity to reduce ferric ion and stable chemical radicals, whereas honeys from Leguminosae the lowest. All honeys were active against myoglobin-derived radicals usually formed in red meat after storage and/or heating and significant correlation (p = 0...
November 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863613/effect-of-aromatherapy-massage-with-lavender-essential-oil-on-pain-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ahmad Nasiri, Mohammad Azim Mahmodi, Zohre Nobakht
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common chronic joint disease that involves middle aged and elderly people. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: In this single-blinded, randomized clinical trial, 90 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who referred to the outpatient rheumatology clinics affiliated with Birjand University of Medical Sciences were selected through convenience sampling method...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863145/dietary-and-non-dietary-triggers-of-oral-ulcer-recurrences-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Geoffroy Volle, Jean-Baptiste Fraison, Delphine Gobert, Tiphaine Goulenok, Robin Dhote, Olivier Fain, Solange Gonzalez-Chiappe, François Lhote, Thomas Papo, Aurélie Thuillier, Sophie Rivière, Alfred Mahr
OBJECTIVES: The nature and impact of food and other external triggers in recurrences of Behçet's disease (BD)-related oral ulcers (OUs) remain unknown. This survey investigated dietary and non-dietary triggers of BD-related OU recurrences. METHODS: Patients with BD who were followed in 7 French hospital departments completed a self-administered patient questionnaire. General and specific dietary triggering factors were sought in open questions. The questionnaire also included closed questions, notably to evaluate the effect of 6 general triggering situations and 24 selected foods...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817089/evaluation-of-physicochemical-and-glycaemic-properties-of-commercial-plant-based-milk-substitutes
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Stephanie Jeske, Emanuele Zannini, Elke K Arendt
The market for plant-based dairy-type products is growing as consumers replace bovine milk in their diet, for medical reasons or as a lifestyle choice. A screening of 17 different commercial plant-based milk substitutes based on different cereals, nuts and legumes was performed, including the evaluation of physicochemical and glycaemic properties. Half of the analysed samples had low or no protein contents (<0.5 %). Only samples based on soya showed considerable high protein contents, matching the value of cow's milk (3...
November 5, 2016: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807041/almond-consumption-during-energy-restriction-lowers-truncal-fat-and-blood-pressure-in-compliant-overweight-or-obese-adults
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Jaapna Dhillon, Sze-Yen Tan, Richard D Mattes
BACKGROUND: Inclusion of almonds in an energy-restricted diet has been reported both to enhance or to have no effect on weight loss. Their effects specifically on visceral body fat stores during energy restriction have not been widely examined. In addition, almond consumption has been associated with reduced blood pressure (BP), but whether this is linked to or independent of changes in body composition has to our knowledge not been examined. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effects of consuming almonds as part of an energy-restricted diet on body composition, specifically visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and BP, compared to a nut-free energy-restricted diet...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785842/interaction-of-almond-cystatin-with-pesticides-structural-and-functional-analysis
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Azad Alam Siddiqui, Peerzada Shariq Shaheen Khaki, Bilqees Bano
Pesticides are chemical substances that eliminate or control a variety of agricultural pests that damage crops and livestock. They not only affect the targeted pests but also affect the nontargeted systems, raising more concerns for their effect on both plant and animal systems. Cystatins (cysteine protease inhibitor) are ubiquitously present in all living cells and show a variety of important physiological functions. The present study shows the effect of different pesticides (pendimethalin, methoxyfenozide, and Cu(II) hydroxide) on purified almond cystatin...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774078/the-relationship-between-sleep-complaints-depression-and-executive-functions-on-older-adults
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Katie M de Almondes, Mônica V Costa, Leandro F Malloy-Diniz, Breno S Diniz
Aim: In this manuscript, we report data on the association between executive functions screened by Frontal Assessment Battery, Five Digit Test and Digit Span with self-reported depressive symptoms and sleep complaints in non-demented older adults. Methods: A total sample of 95 non-demented older adults performed Geriatric Depression Scale short version, Frontal Assessment Battery, Five Digit Test, Digit Span, and clinical interview. We split participants in groups stratified by age according to: young-old (60-69 years of age), old-old (70-79 years), and oldest-old (>80 years) and compared these three groups on the sociodemographic characteristics and executive functions performance...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769485/ft-raman-and-nir-spectroscopy-data-fusion-strategy-for-multivariate-qualitative-analysis-of-food-fraud
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Cristina Márquez, M Isabel López, Itziar Ruisánchez, M Pilar Callao
Two data fusion strategies (high- and mid-level) combined with a multivariate classification approach (Soft Independent Modelling of Class Analogy, SIMCA) have been applied to take advantage of the synergistic effect of the information obtained from two spectroscopic techniques: FT-Raman and NIR. Mid-level data fusion consists of merging some of the previous selected variables from the spectra obtained from each spectroscopic technique and then applying the classification technique. High-level data fusion combines the SIMCA classification results obtained individually from each spectroscopic technique...
December 1, 2016: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763785/aromatherapy-improves-work-performance-through-balancing-the-autonomic-nervous-system
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Lin Huang, Lluis Capdevila
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the efficacy of aromatherapy in improving work performance and reducing workplace stress. SUBJECTS: The initial sample comprised 42 administrative university workers (Mage = 42.21 years, standard deviation = 7.12; 10 male). INTERVENTION: All sessions were performed in a university computer classroom. The participants were randomly assigned into an aromatherapy group (AG) and a control group (CG), and they were invited to participate in a specific session only once...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754267/sy-16-1-dietary-approaches-to-prevent-and-control-elevated-blood-pressure
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Yongsoon Park
A healthy lifestyle is important in CVD prevention and treatment through effects on modifiable CVD risk factors, particularly blood pressure. Although the major drawback is the low level of adherence over time, appropriate lifestyle changes may safely and effectively prevent and treat hypertension. The recommended dietary approaches that have been shown to be capable of reducing blood pressure are: salt restriction, moderation of alcohol consumption, high consumption of vegetables and fruits and low-fat and other types of diet, and weight reduction...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752301/the-effects-of-almond-consumption-on-fasting-blood-lipid-levels-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Kathy Musa-Veloso, Lina Paulionis, Theresa Poon, Han Youl Lee
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials was undertaken to determine the effects of almond consumption on blood lipid levels, namely total cholesterol (TC), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), TAG and the ratios of TC:HDL-C and LDL-C:HDL-C. Following a comprehensive search of the scientific literature, a total of eighteen relevant publications and twenty-seven almond-control datasets were identified. Across the studies, the mean differences in the effect for each blood lipid parameter (i...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746210/perspective-and-priorities-for-improvement-of-parathyroid-hormone-pth-measurement-a-view-from-the-ifcc-working-group-for-pth
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Catharine M Sturgeon, Stuart Sprague, Alison Almond, Etienne Cavalier, William D Fraser, Alicia Schimnich-Algeciras, Ravinder Singh, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Hubert W Vesper
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) measurement in serum or plasma is a necessary tool for the exploration of calcium/phosphorus disorders, and is widely used as a surrogate marker to assess skeletal and mineral disorders associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), referred to as CKD-bone mineral disorders (CKD-BMD). CKD currently affects >10% of the adult population in the United States and represents a major health issue worldwide. Disturbances in mineral metabolism and fractures in CKD patients are associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
October 13, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744283/phosphine-resistance-in-adult-and-immature-life-stages-of-tribolium-castaneum-coleoptera-tenebrionidae-and-plodia-interpunctella-lepidoptera-pyralidae-populations-in-california
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S G Gautam, G P Opit, E Hosoda
Phosphine resistance in stored-product insects occurs worldwide and is a major challenge to continued effective use of this fumigant. We determined resistance frequencies and levels of resistance in Tribolium castaneum and Plodia interpunctella collected from California almond storage and processing facilities. Discriminating doses of phosphine were established for eggs and larvae of P. interpunctella and eggs of T. castaneum using laboratory susceptible strains of the two species. For T. castaneum and P. interpunctella eggs, discriminating doses were 62...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
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