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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109194/family-health-strategy-and-equity-in-prenatal-care-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-minas-gerais-brazil
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Mônica Viegas Andrade, Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Michelle Nepomuceno Souza, Júlia Almeida Calazans, Lucas Resende de Carvalho, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Núbia Cristina Silva
BACKGROUND: Prenatal care coverage is still not universal or adequately provided in many low and middle income countries. One of the main barriers regards the presence of socioeconomic inequalities in prenatal care utilization. In Brazil, prenatal care is supplied for the entire population at the community level as part of the Family Health Strategy (FHS), which is the main source of primary care provided by the public health system. Brazil has some of the greatest income inequalities in the world, and little research has been conducted to investigate prenatal care utilization of FHS across socioeconomic groups...
January 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109166/a-novel-dual-amylin-and-calcitonin-receptor-agonist-dacra-kbp-089-induces-weight-loss-through-a-reduction-in-fat-but-not-lean-mass-while-improving-food-preference
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Sofie Gydesen, Sara Toftegaard Hjuler, Zenia Freving, Kim Vietz Andreassen, Nina Sonne, Lars I Hellgren, Morten Asser Karsdal, Kim Henriksen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Obesity and associated co-morbidities, such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are major health challenges - hence, development of weight loss therapies with the ability to reduce the co-morbidities is key. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effect of the dual amylin and calcitonin receptor agonist (DACRA), KBP-089, on bodyweight, glucose homeostasis, and fatty acid accumulation in liver and muscle tissue, food preference was investigated...
January 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109148/-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-apoptosis-and-inhibit-proliferation-and-migration-of-rsc96-cells
#3
Yongbin Ma, Suohua Ge, Dan Zhou, Huanyan Zhang, Luyang Sun, Xuefeng Wang, Jianhua Su
Objective To investigate the effect of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the proliferation and migration of rat RSC96 Schwann cells in vitro. Methods BMSCs of Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were isolated by bone marrow cell adherent method. The morphology of the third generation of BMSCs was observed by inverted microscopy. The cell surface antigen makers CD19, CD34, CD73, CD105 were detected by flow cytometry. The third-passage BMSCs differentiated into osteoblasts and adipocytes after exposed to bone-inducing and lipid-inducing media for 3 and 2 weeks, respectively, and then were identified by oil red O and alkaline phosphatase staining...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109139/-imiquimod-combined-with-dendritic-cell-vaccine-decreases-treg-proportion-and-enhances-anti-tumor-responses-in-mice-bearing-melanoma
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Shurong Ren, Qiubo Wang, Yanli Zhang, Cuixiu Lu, Ping Li, Yumei Li
Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) agonist imiquimod combined with dendritic cell (DC)-based tumor vaccine on melanoma in mice and the potential mechanism. Methods Melanoma-bearing mouse models were established by subcutanous injection of B16-OVA cells into C57BL/6 mice. DCs were isolated from mouse bone marrow and propagated in culture medium with recombinant mouse granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rmGM-CSF) and recombinant mouse interleukin-4 (rmIL-4)...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109005/the-mboat7-variant-rs641738-increases-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Khaled Thabet, Henry Lik Yuen Chan, Salvatore Petta, Alessandra Mangia, Thomas Berg, Andre Boonstra, Willem P Brouwer, Maria Lorena Abate, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Maiiada Nazmy, Janett Fischer, Christopher Liddle, Jacob George, Mohammed Eslam
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is characterized by hepatic inflammation that promotes progression to cirrhosis and predisposes to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Subtle inter-individual genetic variation, viral and environmental factors interact to determine the disease progression between individuals. Recently, the rs641738 Membrane Bound O-Acyltransferase Domain Containing 7 (MBOAT7) polymorphism was demonstrated to influence histological liver damage in alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis C, but no data are available for CHB...
January 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108965/transcriptomic-and-hormone-analyses-reveal-mechanisms-underlying-petal-elongation-in-chrysanthemum-morifolium-jinba
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Jingjing Wang, Haibin Wang, Lian Ding, Aiping Song, Feng Shen, Jiafu Jiang, Sumei Chen, Fadi Chen
Auxin regulates chrysanthemum petal elongation by promoting cell elongation. Transcriptomic analysis shows that auxin signal transduction may connect with other transcription factors by TCPs to regulate chrysanthemum petal elongation. As an ornamental species, Chrysanthemum morifolium has high ornamental and economic value. Petal size is the primary factor that influences the ornamental value of chrysanthemum, but the mechanism underlying the development of C. morifolium petals remains unclear. In our study, we tracked the growth of petals and found that the basal region of 'Jinba' petals showed a higher elongation rate, exhibiting rapid cell elongation during petal growth...
January 20, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108941/factors-associated-with-emergency-department-useamong-veteran-psychiatric-patients
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Daniel M Blonigen, Kathryn S Macia, Xiaoyu Bi, Paola Suarez, Luisa Manfredi, Todd H Wagner
Frequent utilization of emergency department (ED) services contributes substantially to the cost of healthcare nationally and is often driven by psychiatric factors. Using national-level data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the present study examined patient-level factors associated with ED use among veteran psychiatric patients. Veterans who had at least one ED visit with a psychiatric diagnosis in fiscal years 2011-2012 (n = 226,122) were identified in VHA administrative records. Andersen's behavioral model of healthcare utilization was used to identify need, enabling, and predisposing factors associated with frequency of ED use (primary outcome) in multivariate regression models...
January 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108927/impact-of-a-brief-group-intervention-to-enhance-parenting-and-the-home-learning-environment-for-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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N J Hackworth, D Berthelsen, J Matthews, E M Westrupp, W Cann, O C Ukoumunne, S K Bennetts, T Phan, A Scicluna, M Trajanovska, M Yu, J M Nicholson
: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a group parenting intervention designed to strengthen the home learning environment of children from disadvantaged families. Two cluster randomised controlled superiority trials were conducted in parallel and delivered within existing services: a 6-week parenting group (51 locations randomised; 986 parents) for parents of infants (aged 6-12 months), and a 10-week facilitated playgroup (58 locations randomised; 1200 parents) for parents of toddlers (aged 12-36 months)...
January 20, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108907/peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-and-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-adult-onset-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Sait Alim, Mehmet Esen, Ayşe Kevser Demir, Selim Demir, Hüseyin Ortak, Alper Güneş, Tufan Alatli, Helin Deniz Demir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the thickness of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) in adult-onset familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS: Forty two adult-onset FMF patients and forty two healthy controls were included in the present study. Detailed ocular examination was performed, and then the thickness of the peripapillary RNFL and GCIPL was measured by Spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
January 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108868/morpho-molecular-characterization-of-soil-inhabitant-dermatophytes-from-ahvaz-southwest-of-iran-a-high-occurrence-of-microsporum-fulvum
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Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Abbas Jahangiri, Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Koichi Makimura
Occurrence and diversity of dermatophyte mycoflora in 298 soil samples from Ahvaz, Southwest of Iran was investigated by using the hair-baiting technique. The samples were collected during spring (n = 210) and autumn (n = 88) of 2015, and the fungal isolates were identified based on the macro- and micro-morphology of colonies and with further ITS-rDNA RFLP and sequencing. Totally, 60 soil samples (20.1%) were positive for dermatophyte growth whose pH varied from 7.0 to 7.9. The highest (26.6%) and the lowest (14...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108831/the-effect-of-mouth-prop-on-endotracheal-tube-intracuff-pressure-in-children-during-dental-rehabilitation-under-general-anaesthesia
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Dilek Günay Canpolat, Kenan Cantekin, Adnan Bayram, Mustafa Denizhan Yıldırım
Although the endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff may be associated with tracheal morbidity, cuffed tubes may reduce the aspiration risk in oral procedures. Dentists must use a mouth prop to facilitate oral visualization and to protect the oral soft tissues during dental rehabilitation under general anaesthesia (DRGA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of mouth prop on endotracheal tube intracuff pressure in children during DRGA. Two-hundred and three ASA I-II patients, <18 years of age (mean: 5...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108792/numerical-magnitude-affects-online-execution-and-not-planning-of-visuomotor-control
#12
Gal Namdar, Tzvi Ganel
Recent literature has established a directional influence of irrelevant numerical magnitude on actions performed toward neutral objects. For example, fingers' aperture during grasping is larger when associated with large compared with small numerical digits. This interaction between symbolic magnitude and visuomotor control has been attributed to the planning stage of the action prior to motor execution. However, this assumption has not been directly tested. In two experiments, we tested whether the effects of numerical magnitude on grasping derive from action planning or from action execution...
January 20, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108783/health-symptoms-in-relation-to-temperature-humidity-and-self-reported-perceptions-of-climate-in-new-york-city-residential-environments
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Ashlinn Quinn, Jeffrey Shaman
Little monitoring has been conducted of temperature and humidity inside homes despite the fact that these conditions may be relevant to health outcomes. Previous studies have observed associations between self-reported perceptions of the indoor environment and health. Here, we investigate associations between measured temperature and humidity, perceptions of indoor environmental conditions, and health symptoms in a sample of New York City apartments. We measured temperature and humidity in 40 New York City apartments during summer and winter seasons and collected survey data from the households' residents...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108777/a-randomized-controlled-trial-demonstrating-sustained-benefit-of-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-over-microfracture-at-five%C3%A2-years
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Martin Volz, Jens Schaumburger, Hubert Frick, Joachim Grifka, Sven Anders
PURPOSE: Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis (AMIC(®)) utilizing a type I/III collagen membrane was compared with microfracture (MFx) alone in focal cartilage lesions of the knee at one, two and five years. METHODS: Forty-seven patients (aged 37 ± 10 years, mean defect size 3.6 ± 1.6 cm(2)) were randomized and treated either with MFx, with sutured or glued AMIC(®) in a prospective multicentre clinical trial. RESULTS: After improvement for the first two years in all subgroups, a progressive and significant score degradation was observed in the MFx group, while all functional parameters remained stable for least five years in the AMIC(®) groups...
January 20, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108586/fluctuating-selection-in-the-moran
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Antony M Dean, Clarence Lehman, Xiao Yi
Contrary to classical population genetics theory, experiments demonstrate that fluctuating selection can protect a haploid polymorphism in the absence of frequency dependent effects on fitness. Using forward simulations with the Moran model we confirm our analytical results showing that a fluctuating selection regime, with a mean selection coefficient of zero, promotes polymorphism. We find that increases in heterozygosity over neutral expectations are especially pronounced when fluctuations are rapid, mutation is weak, the population size is large and the variance in selection is big...
January 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108552/predicted-residual-error-sum-of-squares-of-mixed-models-an-application-to-genomic-prediction
#16
Shizhong Xu
Genomic prediction is a statistical method to predict phenotypes of polygenic traits using high throughput genomic data. Most diseases and behaviors in human and animals are polygenic traits. The majority of agronomic traits in crops are also polygenic. Accurate prediction of these traits can help medical professionals diagnose acute diseases and breeders to increase food products, and therefore, significantly contribute to human health and global food security. The best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) is an important tool to analyze high throughput genomic data for prediction...
January 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108500/ophthalmic-artery-occlusion-after-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-with-reconstitution-of-flow-via-an-endoleak-a-report-of-two-cases
#17
Michael L Adix, Ian A Kaminsky, In Sup Choi
The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is a flow diverting stent used in the treatment of a wide variety of intracranial aneurysms. The device differs from traditional stents used in stent-assisted coil embolization in that it has a tighter lattice structure with smaller cell sizes designed specifically to disrupt blood flow into aneurysms rather than only to retain coils within aneurysms. While the PED has been shown to be safe and effective, it has a unique risk profile that includes side branch and perforator vessel occlusion...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108482/inhibition-of-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-decreases-muscle-fibrosis-following-chronic-rotator-cuff-tear
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J P Gumucio, M D Flood, A Bedi, H F Kramer, A J Russell, C L Mendias
OBJECTIVES: Rotator cuff tears are among the most frequent upper extremity injuries. Current treatment strategies do not address the poor quality of the muscle and tendon following chronic rotator cuff tears. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) is a transcription factor that activates many genes that are important in skeletal muscle regeneration. HIF-1α is inhibited under normal physiological conditions by the HIF prolyl 4-hydroxylases (PHDs). In this study, we used a pharmacological PHD inhibitor, GSK1120360A, to enhance the activity of HIF-1α following the repair of a chronic cuff tear, and measured muscle fibre contractility, fibrosis, gene expression, and enthesis mechanics...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108477/quantitative-microscopy-uncovers-ploidy-changes-during-mitosis-in-live-drosophila-embryos-and-their-effect-on-nuclear-size
#19
Wee Choo Puah, Rambabu Chinta, Martin Wasser
Time-lapse microscopy is a powerful tool to investigate cellular and developmental dynamics. In Drosophila melanogaster, it can be used to study division cycles in embryogenesis. To obtain quantitative information from 3D time-lapse data and track proliferating nuclei from the syncytial stage until gastrulation, we developed an image analysis pipeline consisting of nuclear segmentation, tracking, annotation and quantification. Image analysis of maternal-haploid (mh) embryos revealed that a fraction of haploid syncytial nuclei fused to give rise to nuclei of higher ploidy (2n, 3n, 4n)...
January 20, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108432/living-on-the-edge-conservation-genetics-of-seven-thermophilous-plant-species-in-a-high-arctic-archipelago
#20
Siri Birkeland, Idunn Elisabeth Borgen Skjetne, Anne Krag Brysting, Reidar Elven, Inger Greve Alsos
Small, isolated, and/or peripheral populations are expected to harbour low levels of genetic variation and may therefore have reduced adaptability to environmental change, including climate warming. In the Arctic, global warming has already caused vegetation change across the region and is acting as a significant stressor on Arctic biodiversity. Many of the rare plants in the Arctic are relicts from early Holocene warm periods, but their ability to benefit from the current warming is dependent on the viability of their populations...
January 20, 2017: AoB Plants
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