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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762778/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-mannanase-on-nutrient-utilization-and-blood-parameters-in-chicks-fed-diets-containing-soybean-meal-and-guar-gum
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Justina V Caldas, Karen Vignale, Nirun Boonsinchai, Jinrong Wang, Monticha Putsakum, Judith A England, Craig N Coon
The present study was conducted to determine whether the addition of β-mannanase in broiler feed changes hormonal profiles in the blood and broiler performance and nutrient availability. Five hundred and four Cobb male chickens were studied during d 7 to 21. Three corn-soybean meal (SBM) based diets 1) Low SBM (18% SBM); 2) High SBM (31% SBM); and 3) High SBM+GG (31% SBM + Guar Gum (GG) 0.5%) with 3 levels of β-mannanase (0, 200, and 400 ppm) were mixed to produce 9 diets. A factorial design 3 × 3 was performed with JMP pro 13 (SAS, 2017)...
May 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749569/postoperative-hypofractionated-stereotactic-brain-radiation-hsrt-for-resected-brain-metastases-improved-local-control-with-higher-bed-10
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Aryavarta M S Kumar, Jonathan Miller, Seth A Hoffer, David B Mansur, Michael Coffey, Simon S Lo, Andrew E Sloan, Mitchell Machtay
INTRODUCTION: HSRT directed to large surgical beds in patients with resected brain metastases improves local control while sparing patients the toxicity associated with whole brain radiation. We review our institutional series to determine factors predictive of local failure. METHODS: In a total of 39 consecutive patients with brain metastases treated from August 2011 to August 2016, 43 surgical beds were treated with HSRT in three or five fractions. All treatments were completed on a robotic radiosurgery platform using the 6D Skull tracking system...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687638/tracheal-aspirate-vegf-and-sphingolipid-metabolites-in-the-preterm-infant-with-later-development-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#3
Karen D Hendricks-Muñoz, Jie Xu, Judith A Voynow
OBJECTIVE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and sphingolipid metabolites, sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), and ceramides are important to lung development and repair. We hypothesized specific sphingolipid and VEGF alterations would be associated with BPD development and aimed to investigate the early tracheal aspirate (TA) VEGF and S1P relationship with later diagnosis of preterm infant bronchopulmonary dysplasia, BPD. DESIGN: TA VEGF and lipidomics were measured in TA from Infants <32 weeks gestational age at birth with and without later BPD...
April 23, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623405/surgical-outcomes-of-pancreaticoduodenal-injuries-in-children
#4
Micah G Katz, Stephen J Fenton, Kathryn W Russell, Eric R Scaife, Scott S Short
PURPOSE: To examine surgical outcomes of children with pancreaticoduodenal injuries at a Quaternary Level I pediatric trauma center. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained trauma database of a level one pediatric trauma center for all cases of pancreatic and/or duodenal injury from 2002 to 2017. Analysis was conducted using JMP 13.1.0. RESULTS: 170 children presented with pancreatic and/or duodenal injury. 13 (7.7%) suffered a combined injury and this group forms the basis for this report with mean ISS of 22...
April 5, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550133/short-communication-model-for-metritis-severity-predicts-that-disease-misclassification-underestimates-projected-milk-production-losses
#5
M M McCarthy, M W Overton
The objective of this research was to determine the effect of disease misclassification on the estimated effect of metritis on milk production. Misclassification introduces bias that usually results in an underestimation of the association between exposure (disease) and the outcome of interest (milk production). This distorted measure of association results from the comparison of an affected population (some of which may not truly be affected) to a nonaffected population (which often includes affected subjects that are unidentified)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509521/practice-patterns-of-dentist-anesthesiologists-in-north-america
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Andrew S Young, Michael W Fischer, Nicholas S Lang, Matthew R Cooke
This study provides trends in the discipline of dental anesthesiology. A questionnaire-based survey was sent to 338 members of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists to evaluate practice patterns. One focus of the study was modality of sedation/anesthesia used for dentistry in North America. Age, gender, years in practice, and geographic region of practice were also obtained. Data gathered from the returned questionnaires were entered into an Excel spreadsheet and then imported into JMP Statistical Discovery Software (v12...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477523/predicting-blood-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-using-milk-fourier-transform-infrared-spectrum-milk-composition-and-producer-reported-variables-with-multiple-linear-regression-partial-least-squares-regression-and-artificial-neural-network
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R S Pralle, K W Weigel, H M White
Prediction of postpartum hyperketonemia (HYK) using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry analysis could be a practical diagnostic option for farms because these data are now available from routine milk analysis during Dairy Herd Improvement testing. The objectives of this study were to (1) develop and evaluate blood β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) prediction models using multivariate linear regression (MLR), partial least squares regression (PLS), and artificial neural network (ANN) methods and (2) evaluate whether milk FTIR spectrum (mFTIR)-based models are improved with the inclusion of test-day variables (mTest; milk composition and producer-reported data)...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463818/changed-frontal-pole-gene-expression-suggest-altered-interplay-between-neurotransmitter-developmental-and-inflammatory-pathways-in-schizophrenia
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Elizabeth Scarr, Madhara Udawela, Brian Dean
Schizophrenia (Sz) probably occurs after genetically susceptible individuals encounter a deleterious environmental factor that triggers epigenetic mechanisms to change CNS gene expression. To determine if omnibus changes in CNS gene expression are present in Sz, we compared mRNA levels in the frontal pole (Brodmann's area (BA) 10), the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (BA 9) and cingulate cortex (BA 33) from 15 subjects with Sz and 15 controls using the Affymetrix™ Human Exon 1.0 ST Array. Differences in mRNA levels (±≥20%; p < 0...
February 20, 2018: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444320/effect-of-phytase-on-growth-performance-phytate-degradation-and-gene-expression-of-myo-inositol-transporters-in-the-small-intestine-liver-and-kidney-of-21-day-old-broilers
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C L Walk, M R Bedford, O A Olukosi
An experiment was conducted to evaluate phytase supplementation on growth, phytate degradation, and the gene expression of myo-inositol transporters in 21-day old broilers. Ross 308, male broilers (n = 240) were assigned to one of four diets, with 10 pens/diet and six birds/pen from day one to 21. The diets consisted of a negative control (NC) formulated to meet or exceed Ross 308 nutrient requirements, with the exception of calcium (Ca) and available P (avP), which were reduced by 0.16 and 0.15%, respectively...
April 1, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429598/does-the-site-of-the-orthotopic-neobladder-outlet-matter-a-prospective-randomized-comparative-study
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Ahmed M Moeen, Ahmed S Safwat, Mohamed M Gadelmoula, Seham M Moeen, Hosny M Behnsawy, Ahmed A Shahat, Rabea A Gadelkareem, Diaa A Hameed, Hisham M Hammouda
BACKGROUND: To compare the results of urethral anastomosis to a button hole and to the lowest part of the anterior suture line during orthotopic neobladder substitution. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2015, 87 consecutive male patients with invasive bladder cancer underwent radical cystectomy and Hautmann ileal neobladder. Patients were randomly divided into two groups; group I (44 patients), the outlet was created as a button-hole at the most dependent part of the pouch, group II (43 patients), the lowest 1 cm of the anterior suture line of the pouch was left open as an outlet...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340638/dietary-energy-digestible-lysine-and-available-phosphorus-levels-affect-growth-performance-carcass-traits-and-amino-acid-digestibility-of-broilers
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Nishchal K Sharma, Mingan Choct, Mehdi Toghyani, Yan C S M Laurenson, C K Girish, Robert A Swick
A 3-factor, 3-level Box-Behnken design was used to investigate the interaction effect of dietary digestible lysine (dLys, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 g/kg), apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn, 12.77, 13.19, 13.61 MJ/kg) and available P (avP, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 g/kg) levels on performance and amino acid (AA) digestibility of Ross 308 male broilers (n = 1,050) from d 14 to 34. The design consisted of 15 treatments each replicated 5 times with 12 birds per replicate. On d 34, 3 birds were sampled from each pen to collect ileal digesta (pooled per pen) to analyze AA...
April 1, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340299/prospective-study-of-the-feasibility-of-point-of-care-testing-strategy-for-carbapenem-resistant-organism-detection
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Rahul Pannala, Bruce Baldwin, Vijay Aluru, Thomas E Grys, Jordan Holmes, Laurence J Miller, M Edwyn Harrison, Cuong C Nguyen, Fred C Tenover, David Persing, Douglas O Faigel
Background/aims:  In an investigator-initiated, prospective study, we evaluated the feasibility of a five-gene sequence point-of-care (POC) testing strategy (Xpert CARBA-R Assay, Cepheid Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA), compared to reference laboratory PCR (48 - 72 hours turnaround time, two gene sequences), in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and in a hospital outbreak investigation. Methods:  After informed consent, patients undergoing ERCP (September 2015 - April 2016, n = 191) at Mayo Clinic and potential hospital contacts (n = 9) of an index carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO)-positive inpatient were included...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238570/impact-of-asa-score-misclassification-on-nsqip-predicted-mortality-a-retrospective-analysis
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Alex Helkin, Sumeet V Jain, Angelika Gruessner, Maureen Fleming, Leslie Kohman, Michael Costanza, Robert N Cooney
Background: The ASA physical classification score has a major impact on the observed/expected (O/E) mortality ratio in the NSQIP General Vascular Mortality Model. The difference in predicted mortality is greatest between ASAs 3 and 4. We hypothesized under-classified ASA scores significantly affect the O/E mortality. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of NSQIP essential surgery cases from January 2014 to December 2014 ( n  = 1264) with mortality sub-analysis ( n  = 33) at our institution...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195918/characterization-and-in-vivo-efficacy-of-a-heptapeptide-odt-formulation-for-the-treatment-of-neurogenic-bladder-dysfunction
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Jungeun Bae, Thomas A Johnston, Rungsiri Chaiittianan, Khaetthareeya Sutthanut, Michael Jay, Lesley Marson
The objective of this study was to develop oral disintegrating tablet (ODT) formulations of a heptapeptide, [Lys5 ,MeLeu9 ,Nle10 ]-NKA(4-10), for the treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. A design of experiment approach was applied to determine the optimal ratio of chosen excipients: gelatin (X1 ), glycine (X2 ), and sorbitol (X3 ). These formulations were optimized for efficacy studies to produce ODTs exhibiting rapid disintegration times (Y1 ) and appropriate structural integrity (Y2 ) using JMP® 12...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107947/contributing-to-the-debate-on-categorising-shared-sanitation-facilities-as-unimproved-an-account-based-on-field-researchers-observations-and-householders-opinions-in-three-regions-tanzania
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Khalid Massa, Fadhili Kilamile, Emmanuela Safari, Amour Seleman, Anyitike Mwakitalima, Jonas G Balengayabo, Telemu Kassile, Peter E Mangesho, Godfrey M Mubyazi
BACKGROUND: Health risks associated with poor sanitation behaviours continue to be reported mostly from low-income countries (LICs). Reports show that various factors limit many people from accessing and using improved latrines, forcing some to opt for sharing latrines with neighbours, others practicing open defecation. Meanwhile, debate prevails on whether shared latrines should be categorised as unimproved according to WHO/UNICEF-JMP criteria. We contribute to this debate based on results from a study undertaken in three regions, Tanzania...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104541/identification-and-differential-abundance-of-mitochondrial-genome-encoding-small-rnas-mitosrna-in-breast-muscles-of-modern-broilers-and-unselected-chicken-breed
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Walter G Bottje, Bhuwan Khatri, Stephanie A Shouse, Dongwon Seo, Barbara Mallmann, Sara K Orlowski, Jeonghoon Pan, Seongbae Kong, Casey M Owens, Nicholas B Anthony, Jae K Kim, Byungwhi C Kong
Background: Although small non-coding RNAs are mostly encoded by the nuclear genome, thousands of small non-coding RNAs encoded by the mitochondrial genome, termed as mitosRNAs were recently reported in human, mouse and trout. In this study, we first identified chicken mitosRNAs in breast muscle using small RNA sequencing method and the differential abundance was analyzed between modern pedigree male (PeM) broilers (characterized by rapid growth and large muscle mass) and the foundational Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR) chickens (characterized by slow growth and small muscle mass)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077893/differential-mrna-expression-of-nutrient-transporters-in-male-and-female-chickens
#17
N A Kaminski, E A Wong
Male chickens grow faster than female chickens, which may be due to greater nutrient uptake. The transport of nutrients from the intestine to the blood is mediated by transporters located on the surface of epithelial cells lining the villi. The objective of this study was to profile the mRNA expression of an aminopeptidase and selected amino acid and monosaccharide transporters in the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum of male and female chickens at d of hatch (doh) and at d 7 and d 14 post hatch. The mRNA abundance of aminopeptidase N (APN), a peptide (PepT1), 6 amino acid transporters (ASCT1, bo,+AT, CAT1, EAAT3, LAT1, and y+LAT2), and 3 monosaccharide (GLUT2, GLUT5, and SGLT1) transporters was assayed by real-time PCR...
January 1, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056347/addressing-professionalism-social-and-communication-competencies-in-surgical-residency-via-integrated-humanities-workshops-a-pilot-curriculum
#18
Jennifer Colvin, Judith French, Allan Siperstein, Tony R Capizzani, Vikram D Krishnamurthy
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct professionalism and social competencies (PSC) training by integrating humanities into structured workshops, and to assess reception of this curriculum by first-year surgical residents. DESIGN: An IRB-approved, pilot curriculum consisting of 4 interactive workshops for surgical interns was developed. The workshops were scheduled quarterly, often in small group format, and supplemental readings were assigned. Humanities media utilized to illustrate PSC included survival scenarios, reflective writing, television portrayals, and social media...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023056/ameliorative-effect-of-arctium-lappa-against-cadmium-genotoxicity-and-histopathology-in-kidney-of-wistar-rat
#19
Asma Suliman Al-Gebaly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cadmium (Cd) is a non-essential metal whose dispersion in the environment has increased recently, Cd may enhance cell oxidative stress that leads to DNA damage and apoptotic cell death. The study aimed to evaluate the antioxidative capability of Burdock root 'Arctium lappa' on cadmium-induced oxidative stress and histopathology of the kidney of Wistar rats. METHODOLOGY: Cadmium was applied in a form of cadmium chloride to three groups (15 mg Cd kg-1) for five weeks with two groups pre-treated with 'Arctium lappa' administration, 100 and 200 mg kg-1 b...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992032/effects-of-a-multi-strain-bacillus-spp-direct-fed-microbial-and-a-protease-enzyme-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-blood-characteristics-fecal-microbiota-and-noxious-gas-emissions-of-grower-pigs-fed-corn-soybean-meal-based-diets-a-meta-analysis
#20
L Payling, I H Kim, M C Walsh, E Kiarie
Three studies involving 352 grower pigs were conducted to determine the effects of dietary supplementation with multistrain spp. direct-fed microbial (DFM) and protease, alone or in combination, on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood characteristics, fecal microbiota, and noxious gas emissions, and to use a meta-analysis to increase the reliability of the findings. Treatments ( = 4) were set up as a 2 × 2 factorial design with 2 levels of protease (0 and 5.000/6.000 units/kilogram of feed [U/KG]) and 2 levels of DFM (0 and 1...
September 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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