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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137238/significance-of-nlda-the-commixed-index-of-inflammation-immune-responses-hemostasis-and-nutrition-for-predicting-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-prognosis-and-metastases
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Wen-Wen Sun, Jia-An Hu, Wen-Quan Niu, Bei-Li Gao, Zhi-Hong Xu
Purpose: This study aimed to take a comprehensive review of the hematological indexes and discover a novel, comprehensive, and economical index for prognostic prediction. Results: The predictive prognostic model revealed that an elevated value of NLDA (NLDA = neutrophil count/lymphocyte count × D-dimer count/albumin) was an independent risk factor for one-year adverse prognosis (hazard ratio = 3.038; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.959-4.712; P < 0.001). The C-indexes of internal and external validation in nomogram were 0...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134344/a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-relationship-between-blood-lead-levels-and-reported-attention-deficit-disorder-an-assessment-of-the-economic-impact-on-the-united-states
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David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Mark R Geier
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is characterized by a pattern of inattention and/or impulsivity that is inconsistent with developmental level and interferes with normal functioning in at least two settings. A recent meta-analysis suggested a significant relationship between lead (Pb) exposure and attention deficit symptoms. This study evaluated the potential relationship between increasing blood Pb levels and the risk of a reported ADD diagnosis. This cross-sectional study examined a sample of 2109 persons (32,762,158 weighted-persons) between 10 and 19 years-old from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES)...
November 13, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128948/a-dramatic-case-of-odynophagia
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B Sopeña, J Limeres, L García-Caballero, M Diniz-Freitas, J Seoane, P Diz
We report the case of a 77-year-old male with a history of aortic stenosis and interstitial lung disease, who debuted 3 years ago with an outbreak of necrotic and very painful canker sores. The severity of the lesions and their refractory response to treatment led to several hospital admissions and multiple consultations to different specialists (ENT, rheumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology, and internal medicine). During this time, the patient received central parenteral nutrition with an episode of catheter-related septicemia, and he came to require psychiatric assistance for autolytic ideation...
November 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128404/milk-from-transgenic-goat-expressing-human-lysozyme-for-recovery-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens
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Igor de Sá Carneiro, José Nilson Rodrigues de Menezes, Julyana Almeida Maia, André Marrocos Miranda, Victor Bruno Soares de Oliveira, James D Murray, Elizabeth A Maga, Marcelo Bertolini, Luciana Relly Bertolini
Lysozyme is an important non-specific immune protein in human milk, modulating the immune response against bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to characterize the milk of a transgenic goat expressing a recombinant human lysozyme (rhLZ) in the milk, also testing the in vitro antibacterial activity of the rhLZ milk against pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract. Milk samples collected from Tg and non-transgenic goats (nTg) from the 3rd to the 11th week of lactation were submitted to physicochemical analyses, rhLZ semi-quantification, and to rhLZ antimicrobial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Shiguella sonnei and Enterococcus faecalis...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125223/perinatal-nutrition-interacts-with-genetic-background-to-alter-behavior-in-a-parent-of-origin-dependent-manner-in-adult-collaborative-cross-mice
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S A Schoenrock, D Oreper, J Farrington, R C McMullan, R Ervin, D R Miller, F Pardo-Manuel de Villena, W Valdar, L M Tarantino
Previous studies in animal models and humans have shown that exposure to nutritional deficiencies in the perinatal period increases the risk of psychiatric disease. Less well understood is how such effects are modulated by the combination of genetic background and parent-of-origin. To explore this, we exposed female mice from 20 Collaborative Cross (CC) strains to either protein deficient, vitamin D deficient, methyl donor enriched or standard diet during the perinatal period. These CC females were then crossed to a male from a different CC strain to produce reciprocal F1 hybrid females comprising 10 distinct genetic backgrounds...
November 10, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122851/guidelines-on-the-management-of-abnormal-liver-blood-tests
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Philip N Newsome, Rob Cramb, Suzanne M Davison, John F Dillon, Mark Foulerton, Edmund M Godfrey, Richard Hall, Ulrike Harrower, Mark Hudson, Andrew Langford, Anne Mackie, Robert Mitchell-Thain, Karen Sennett, Nicholas C Sheron, Julia Verne, Martine Walmsley, Andrew Yeoman
These updated guidelines on the management of abnormal liver blood tests have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG. The original guidelines, which this document supersedes, were written in 2000 and have undergone extensive revision by members of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG). The GDG comprises representatives from patient/carer groups (British Liver Trust, Liver4life, PBC Foundation and PSC Support), elected members of the BSG liver section (including representatives from Scotland and Wales), British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL), Specialist Advisory Committee in Clinical Biochemistry/Royal College of Pathology and Association for Clinical Biochemistry, British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), Public Health England (implementation and screening), Royal College of General Practice, British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiologists (BSGAR) and Society of Acute Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115861/postnatal-overnutrition-affects-metabolic-and-vascular-function-reflected-by-physiological-and-histological-changes-in-the-aorta-of-adult-wistar-rats
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Gerardo Sánchez-García, Laura Del Bosque-Plata, Enrique Hong
Rigorous nutritional care during early life leads to healthy adulthood. Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, the most prevalent clinical challenges worldwide, are epidemiologically linked to poor nutritional habits throughout life. We aimed to understand whether postnatal overnutrition (PO) initiated during lactation affects metabolic markers and vascular function later in life. To test this hypothetical effect, we studied a PO Wistar rat model based on adjusting litter size at the third day of age to three pups and eight for the control group (C)...
November 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106379/networked-concave-microwell-arrays-for-constructing-3-d-cell-spheroids
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Geon Hui Lee, JaeSeo Lee, Gi-Hun Lee, WooYoul Joung, Soo-Hyun Kim, Sang-Hoon Lee, Joong Yull Park, Dong-Hwee Kim
The engineered three-dimensional (3-D) cell cultivation system for the production of multicellular spheroids has attracted considerable attention due to its improved in vivo relevance to cellular communications compared to the traditional two-dimensional (2-D) cell culture platform. The formation and maintenance of cell spheroids in healthy condition is the critical factor for tissue engineering applications such as the repair of damaged tissues, the development of organ replacement parts, and preclinical drug tests...
November 6, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102418/the-utility-of-food-antigen-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-crohn-s-disease-and-remission-maintenance-after-exclusive-enteral-nutrition
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Gefei Wang, Jianan Ren, Guanwei Li, Qiongyuan Hu, Guosheng Gu, Huajian Ren, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) involves intensive immunologic responses to food antigens. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) showed efficacy in inducing disease remission. However, relapse commonly occurred when normal diet was reintroduced. We aimed to investigate the food-specific IgG antibodies of CD, and clarify the effects of exclusion diet guided by food-specific antibodies on remission maintenance after EEN. METHODS: All available data of food-specific antibodies were retrieved from the database and analyzed for the diagnostic value...
October 25, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101189/distribution-and-phylogeny-of-microsymbionts-associated-with-cowpea-vigna-unguiculata-nodulation-in-three-agro-ecological-regions-of-mozambique
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Ifeoma N Chidebe, Sanjay K Jaiswal, Felix D Dakora
Cowpea derives most of its N nutrition from biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) via symbiotic bacteroids in root nodules. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the diversity and biogeo-graphic distribution of bacterial microsymbionts nodulating cowpea and other indigenous legumes are not well understood, though needed for increased legume production. The aim of this study was to describe rhizobial distribution and their phylogenies at different agro-ecological regions of Mozambique using BOX-PCR, ITS-RFLP and sequence analysis of housekeeping genes...
November 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091930/self-administered-vitamin-d-status-predictor-older-adults-are-able-to-use-a-self-questionnaire-for-evaluating-their-vitamin-d-status
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Cedric Annweiler, Anastasiia Kabeshova, Alix Callens, Marie-Liesse Paty, Guillaume T Duval, Michael F Holick
BACKGROUND: The 16-item Vitamin D Status Predictor (VDSP) questionnaire helps to identify, without resorting to a blood test, older adults with low vitamin D concentrations. Our objective was to determine whether a self-administered VDSP was concordant with the VDSP administered by a physician, and to examine the concordance of every single item of the VDSP. METHODS: A total of 349 older in- and outpatients (mean, 83.2±7.2years; 59% female) were consecutively recruited in the geriatric ward of the University Hospital of Angers, France...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091167/-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-apparent-and-content-validity-of-the-short-version-of-the-eating-motivation-survey-tems-in-brazilian-portuguese
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Jéssica Maria Muniz Moraes, Marle Dos Santos Alvarenga
Understanding why people eat what they eat is essential for developing nutritional guidelines capable of modifying inadequate and dysfunctional eating patterns. Such understanding can be assessed by specific instruments, amongst which The Eating Motivation Survey (TEMS) allows the identification of factors that determine motivations for eating and food choices. The aim of this study is to present the cross-cultural adaptation of the short version of TEMS for use in studies in the Brazilian population. The process involved conceptual and item equivalences; semantic equivalence by 2 translators, 1 linguist, 22 experts (frequency of response understanding), and 23 bilingual individuals (with response comparisons by the paired t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient, and intra-class correlation coefficient); and operational equivalence, performed with 32 individuals...
October 26, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082005/maternal-and-child-health-services-and-an-integrated-life-cycle-approach-to-the-prevention-of-non-communicable-diseases
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REVIEW
Luisa Brumana, Alvaro Arroyo, Nina R Schwalbe, Susanna Lehtimaki, David B Hipgrave
Described as the 'invisible epidemic', non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the world's leading cause of death. Most are caused by preventable factors, including poor diet, tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol and physical inactivity. Diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases were responsible for 38 million (68%) of global deaths in 2012. Since 1990, proportionate NCD mortality has increased substantially as populations have aged and communicable diseases decline. The majority of NCD deaths, especially premature NCD deaths (<70 years, 82%), occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and among poor communities within them...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079927/characterization-and-potential-of-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-isolated-from-native-andean-crops
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Katty Ogata-Gutiérrez, Carolina Chumpitaz-Segovia, Jesus Lirio-Paredes, Mariella M Finetti-Sialer, Doris Zúñiga-Dávila
Bacteria isolated from soil and rhizosphere samples collected in Peru from Andean crops were tested in vitro and in vivo to determine their potential as plant growth promoters and their ability to induce systemic resistance to Alternaria alternata in tomato plants. The isolates were identified by sequencing their 16S ribosomal RNA gene. Test for phosphate solubilization, and indolacetic acid were also carried out, together with in vitro antagonism assays in dual cultures towards the plant pathogens Fusarium solani, A...
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079554/a-new-tool-for-nutrition-app-quality-evaluation-aqel-development-validation-and-reliability-testing
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Kristen Nicole DiFilippo, Wenhao Huang, Karen M Chapman-Novakofski
BACKGROUND: The extensive availability and increasing use of mobile apps for nutrition-based health interventions makes evaluation of the quality of these apps crucial for integration of apps into nutritional counseling. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was the development, validation, and reliability testing of the app quality evaluation (AQEL) tool, an instrument for evaluating apps' educational quality and technical functionality. METHODS: Items for evaluating app quality were adapted from website evaluations, with additional items added to evaluate the specific characteristics of apps, resulting in 79 initial items...
October 27, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077223/sensitivity-of-serum-concentration-of-cartilage-biomarkers-to-21-days-of-bed-rest
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Anna-Maria Liphardt, Annegret Mündermann, Thomas P Andriacchi, Silvia Achtzehn, Martina Heer, Joachim Mester
The objective of the study was to test the hypothesis that serum levels of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) would decrease and serum levels of tumor-necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and selected matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) would increase in response to bed rest (BR) and that these changes are unaffected by the intake of potassium bicarbonate or whey protein. Seven and nine healthy male subjects participated in two 21-day 6° head down tilt crossover BR-studies with nutrition interventions. Serum samples were taken before, during, and after BR and biomarker concentrations were measured using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070500/survey-of-collaborative-drug-therapy-management-in-u-s-hospitals
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Pragya Mishra, Joseph Thomas
PURPOSE: Results of a survey assessing the extent and scope of collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) in U.S. hospitals are presented. METHODS: A survey questionnaire was mailed to a national random sample of hospital pharmacies. Pharmacy directors provided data on CDTM activities; their views on support for CDTM, the financial and strategic impact of CDTM, and the effect of state regulations on CDTM practice were assessed using summative Likert-type scales...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067534/mitigating-effects-of-pollen-during-paraquat-exposure-on-gene-expression-and-pathogen-prevalence-in-apis-mellifera-l
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Igor Medici de Mattos, Ademilson E E Soares, David R Tarpy
Honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations have been experiencing notable mortality in Europe and North America. No single cause has been identified for these dramatic losses, but rather multiple interacting factors are likely responsible (such as pesticides, malnutrition, habitat loss, and pathogens). Paraquat is one of the most widely used non-selective herbicides, especially in developing countries. This herbicide is considered slightly toxic to honey bees, despite being reported as a highly effective inducer of oxidative stress in a wide range of living systems...
October 24, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067031/cytokinins-and-abscisic-acid-act-antagonistically-in-the-regulation-of-the-bud-outgrowth-pattern-by-light-intensity
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Adrien Corot, Hanaé Roman, Odile Douillet, Hervé Autret, Maria-Dolores Perez-Garcia, Sylvie Citerne, Jessica Bertheloot, Soulaiman Sakr, Nathalie Leduc, Sabine Demotes-Mainard
Bud outgrowth is a key process in the elaboration of yield and visual quality in rose crops. Although light intensity is well known to affect bud outgrowth, little is known on the mechanisms involved in this regulation. The objective of this work was to test if the control of bud outgrowth pattern along the stem by photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) is mediated by sugars, cytokinins and/or abscisic acid in intact rose plants. Rooted cuttings of Rosa hybrida 'Radrazz' were grown in growth chambers under high PPFD (530 μmol m(-2) s(-1)) until the floral bud visible stage...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061199/sulfur-fertilization-increases-defense-metabolites-and-nitrogen-but-decreases-plant-resistance-against-a-host-specific-insect
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N A Santos, N C Teixeira, J O S Valim, E F A Almeida, M G A Oliveira, W G Campos
We tested the sulfur-modulated plant resistance hypothesis using potted cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) plants that were grown without and with increasing levels of sulfur fertilization. Changes in plant chemical traits were assessed and developmental performance of Plutella xylostella, a highly host-specific leaf-chewing insect, was followed. Leaf sulfur concentration gradually increased with growing addition of sulfur in soil; however, there was a generalized saturation response curve, with a plateau phase, for improvements in total leaf nitrogen, defense glucosinolates and insect performance...
October 24, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
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