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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220040/associations-between-physical-activity-and-bmi-body-fatness-and-visceral-adiposity-in-overweight-or-obese-latino-and-non-latino-adults
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N Cameron, J Godino, J F Nichols, D Wing, L Hill, K Patrick
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although several studies have reported associations between moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), body fatness, and visceral adipose tissue (VAT), the extent to which associations differ among Latinos and non-Latinos remains unclear. The present study evaluated the associations between body composition and MVPA in Latino and non-Latino adults. SUBJECTS/METHODS: An exploratory, cross-sectional analysis was conducted using baseline data collected from 298 overweight adults enrolled in a 12-month randomized controlled trial that tested the efficacy of text messaging to improve weight loss...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219669/combined-phylogenetic-and-morphometric-information-to-delimit-and-unify-the-triatoma-brasiliensis-species-complex-and-the-brasiliensis-subcomplex
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Jader Oliveira, Paula L Marcet, Daniela M Takiya, Vagner J Mendonça, Tiago Belintan, M D Bargues, Lucia Mateo, Vivian Chagas, Elaine Folly-Ramos, Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Jane Costa, João A Rosa, Carlos E Almeida
"Triatoma brasiliensis species complex" was defined as a monophyletic group of the species: T. brasiliensis, T. juazeirensis, T. melanica, and T. sherlocki. An alternative grouping scheme proposed the concept of "Brasiliensis subcomplex" which included the former species together with T. melanocephala, T. petrocchiae, T. lenti, T. tibiamaculata, and T. vitticeps. To evaluate the relationship among these taxa we combined the results obtained with four mitochondrial genes (12S, 16S, COI and Cytb, adding to 1,811bp) and geometric morphometric analysis of wings and heads...
February 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219306/infection-after-fracture-osteosynthesis-part-ii
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Christian Fang, Tak-Man Wong, Kelvin Kw To, Samson Sy Wong, Tak-Wing Lau, Frankie Leung
In the first part of this article, we have discussed the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and classification of infection after fracture osteosynthesis with implants, termed here as osteosynthesis-associated infection (OAI). Prolonged antibiotic treatment is usually necessary. Implant retention and maintenance of fracture stability to allow for fracture healing in spite of infection are allowed for OAI. Depending on the severity of infection, status of fracture healing and host status, the treatment follows five common pathways...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217661/winged-scapula-caused-by-rhomboid-paralysis-a-case-report
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Maria Grazia Benedetti, Alessandro Zati, Silvia Bonfiglioli Stagni, Isabella Fusaro, Roberta Monesi, Roberto Rotini
Scapular winging secondary to dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) damage is an underestimated condition. It is often caused by entrapment of the nerve due to a hypertrophic middle scalene muscle, or by stretching of the DSN during traumatic movements. The condition has also been attributed to myofascial pain syndrome of the rhomboids with entrapment of the DSN. The non-specific symptomatology reported by patients is often incorrectly diagnosed, and this can result in a high level of disability of the upper limb. A clinical case of misdiagnosed dorsal scapula entrapment is presented...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217520/elevated-glycated-hemoglobin-predicts-macrosomia-among-asian-indian-pregnant-women-wings-9
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Balaji Bhavadharini, Manni Mohanraj Mahalakshmi, Mohan Deepa, Ranjani Harish, Belma Malanda, Arivudainambi Kayal, Anne Belton, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Unnikrishnan Ranjit, Ram Uma, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) cut point for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to evaluate the usefulness of HbA1c as a prognostic indicator for adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: HbA1c estimations were carried out in 1459 pregnant women attending antenatal care centers in urban and rural Tamil Nadu in South India. An oral glucose tolerance test was carried out using 75 g anhydrous glucose, and GDM was diagnosed using the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215242/impact-of-a-modest-delay-in-school-start-time-in-hong-kong-school-adolescents
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Ngan Yin Chan, Jihui Zhang, Mandy Wai Man Yu, Siu Ping Lam, Shirley Xin Li, Alice Pik Shan Kong, Albert Martin Li, Yun Kwok Wing
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a modest delay (15 min) in school start time (SST) on adolescent sleep patterns, mood, and behaviors. METHODS: Two secondary schools in Hong Kong with a total of 1173 students (intervention: n = 617; comparison school n = 556) completed both baseline and follow-up questionnaires. School start time was delayed by 15 min, from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., in the intervention school. The comparison school maintained their regular SST at 7:55 a...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215118/infection-after-fracture-osteosynthesis-part-i
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Christian Fang, Tak-Man Wong, Tak-Wing Lau, Kelvin Kw To, Samson Sy Wong, Frankie Leung
Bone and surgical site infections after osteosynthesis are notoriously difficult to manage and pose a tremendous burden in fracture management. In this article, we use the term osteosynthesis-associated infection (OAI) to refer to this clinical entity. While relatively few surgically treated fractures become infected, it is challenging to perform a rapid diagnosis. Optimal management strategies are complex and highly customized to each scenario and take into consideration the status of fracture union, the presence of hardware and the degree of mechanical stability...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214027/arrested-geomorphic-trajectories-and-the-long-term-hidden-potential-for-change
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L Allan James
Geomorphic systems often experience morphological changes that define a trajectory over decadal time periods. These trends can be halted by natural inhibitors such as vegetation, knickpoints, bed armor, or bank cohesion, or by anthropogenic inhibitors such as revetment, levees, or dams. Details about where and how channels and floodplains are stabilized are often poorly understood, which poses a risk that modern projects could unwittingly remove critical stabilizing elements (inhibitors) and unleash an episode of rapid change...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213982/can-fractional-order-coexisting-attractors-undergo-a-rotational-phenomenon
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Manashita Borah, Binoy Krishna Roy
This paper presents an interesting phenomenon unobserved so far in literature to the best of the authors' knowledge in fractional-order chaotic systems (FOCSs). It is the rotational phenomenon of fractional-order coexisting attractors. Another significant feature of the newly proposed FOCS is that two 2-wing chaotic attractors coexist in its fractional-order dynamics i.e. α<1. But once the system attains integer-order, the two attractors merge and evolve into a single 4-wing attractor. Furthermore, the authors have drawn its comparison with various well-known FOCSs to prove its superior features...
February 15, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213328/an-integrated-dual-functional-recognition-amplification-bio-label-for-the-one-step-impedimetric-detection-of-micro-rna-21
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Sawsen Azzouzi, Wing Cheung Mak, Kamalodin Kor, Anthony P F Turner, Mounir Ben Ali, Valerio Beni
Alteration in expression of miRNAs has been correlated with different cancer types, tumour stage and response to treatments. In this context, a structurally responsive oligonucleotide-based electrochemical impedimetric biosensor has been developed for the simple and sensitive detection of miRNA-21. A highly specific biotinylated DNA/LNA molecular beacon (MB) probe was conjugated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to create an integrated, dual function bio-label (biotin-MB-AuNPs) for both biorecognition and signal generation...
February 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211893/superior-adsorption-and-photoinduced-carries-transfer-behaviors-of-dandelion-shaped-bi2s3-mos2-experiments-and-theory
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Mengjiao Li, Junyong Wang, Peng Zhang, Qinglin Deng, Jinzhong Zhang, Kai Jiang, Zhigao Hu, Junhao Chu
The enhanced light-harvesting capacity and effective separation of photogenerated carriers in fantastic hierarchical heterostructures enjoy striking attention for potential applications in the field of solar cells and photocatalysis. A three-dimensional (3D) dandelion-shaped hierarchical Bi2S3 microsphere compactly decorated with wing-shaped few layered MoS2 lamella (D-BM) was fabricated via a facile hydrothermal self-assembly process. Especially, polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been proven as the vital template to form D-BM microsphere...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211790/flpstop-a-tool-for-conditional-gene-control-in-drosophila
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Yvette Erica Fisher, Helen H Yang, Jesse Isaacman-Beck, Marjorie Xie, Daryl M Gohl, Thomas R Clandinin
Manipulating gene function cell type-specifically is a common experimental goal in Drosophila research and has been central to studies of neural development, circuit computation, and behavior. However, current cell type-specific gene disruption techniques in flies often reduce gene activity incompletely or rely on cell division. Here we describe FlpStop, a generalizable tool for conditional gene disruption and rescue in post-mitotic cells. In proof-of-principle experiments, we manipulated apterous, a regulator of wing development...
February 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211466/local-self-uniformity-in-photonic-networks
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Steven R Sellers, Weining Man, Shervin Sahba, Marian Florescu
The interaction of a material with light is intimately related to its wavelength-scale structure. Simple connections between structure and optical response empower us with essential intuition to engineer complex optical functionalities. Here we develop local self-uniformity (LSU) as a measure of a random network's internal structural similarity, ranking networks on a continuous scale from crystalline, through glassy intermediate states, to chaotic configurations. We demonstrate that complete photonic bandgap structures possess substantial LSU and validate LSU's importance in gap formation through design of amorphous gyroid structures...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211052/life-history-strategy-determines-constraints-on-immune-function
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Benjamin J Parker, Seth M Barribeau, Alice M Laughton, Lynn H Griffin, Nicole M Gerardo
1)Determining the factors governing investment in immunity is critical for understanding host-pathogen ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Studies often consider disease resistance in the context of life-history theory, with the expectation that investment in immunity will be optimized in anticipation of disease risk. Immunity, however, is constrained by context-dependent fitness costs. How the costs of immunity vary across life-history strategies has yet to be considered. 2)Pea aphids are typically unwinged but produce winged offspring in response to high population densities and deteriorating conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208692/economic-impact-of-the-introduction-and-establishment-of-drosophila-suzukii-on-sweet-cherry-production-in-switzerland
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REVIEW
Dominique Mazzi, Esther Bravin, Manuela Meraner, Robert Finger, Stefan Kuske
First detected in Switzerland in 2011, the invasive Drosophila suzukii, spotted wing drosophila, has caused recurring costs for growers of berries and fruit. Recommended management approaches rely on a set of methods, tailored to suit crop requirements under the prevailing local conditions. Control of D. suzukii represents a substantial economic burden for growers, in terms of material, equipment, new infrastructure and extra labour. However, those growers who invest wisely to deliver unblemished produce are rewarded with high payoffs...
February 8, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207619/iliac-crest-regeneration-a-retrospective-study-of-14-years-of-follow-up
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Anastasios Christodoulou, Achilleas Boutsiadis, Evangellos Christodoulou, Petros Antonarakos, Panagiotis Givissis, Ippokratis Hatzokos
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the healing process of the ilium after being used as a bone graft donor site in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac crest bone grafts have been proven to be the most reliable means for solid fusion in spine surgery. Nevertheless, few reports in the literature describe the ability of the iliac crest to regenerate...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206864/impact-of-topical-application-site-on-the-efficacy-of-permethrin-and-malathion-to-culex-quinquefasciatus
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Robert L Aldridge, Phillip E Kaufman, Jeffrey R Bloomquist, Salvador A Gezan, Kenneth J Linthicum
Although insecticide spray droplets will potentially impinge on many exoskeletal body regions, traditional mosquito topical bioassays focus insecticide application to the mesothoracic pleural or dorsal area. Concentrations of permethrin and malathion found in droplets from ultra-low volume and low-volume sprays were evaluated for efficacy against adult Culex quinquefasciatus using a topical application bioassay. Results document nonuniform insecticide sensitivity across body regions, which has not been previously assessed in mosquitoes...
December 2016: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206857/phenotypic-plasticity-in-response-to-seasonal-variation-in-populations-of-culex-melanoconion-bastagarius
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Jeronimo Alencar, Cecilia Ferreira de Mello, Hélcio R Gil-Santana, Christina S da Silva, Juliana S Sarmento, Ana Laura Carbajal de La Fuente
The present study aimed to determine the effects of seasonal variation on phenotypic variation in Culex bastagarius, using geometric morphometric analysis based on wing shape and size. Samples were collected in the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mosquitoes were captured once every 2 months (December 2012-January 2014) using light traps. The results of geometric morphometric analysis revealed variations in wing size; however, variability was not evident in wing shape. The present study provides novel data regarding phenotypic plasticity of Cx...
December 2016: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206647/fasiglifam-tak-875-mechanistic-investigation-and-retrospective-identification-of-hazards-for-drug-induced-liver-injury-dili
#19
Monicah A Otieno, Jan Snoeys, Wing Lam, Avi Ghosh, Mark R Player, Alessandro Pocai, Rhys Salter, Damir Simic, Hollie Skaggs, Bhanu Singh, Lim Heng-Keang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205473/functional-outcomes-of-antegrade-homodigital-neurovascular-island-flaps-for-fingertip-amputation
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Lin-Wing Lok, Wing-Leung Chan, Yan-Kit Lau
BACKGROUND: Fingertip amputations can be debilitating and challenging to treat, due to the need for both function and cosmesis. We studied the functional outcomes of patients receiving an antegrade homodigital neurovascular island flap for fingertip amputations. METHODS: From 2004 to 2013, we performed 13 cases of antegrade homodigital neurovascular island flaps. Functional outcomes were studied. Four had Allen Zone II and nine had Zone III injuries. Seven were performed as secondary surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
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