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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116377/-effectiveness-of-preventive-house-visits-for-elderly-people-systematic-assessment-of-current-literature
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Jörg-Christian Renz, Matthias Meinck
BACKGROUND: Preventive home visits (PHV) document health resources and risks in the domestic environment in order to derive preventive recommendations. An earlier review did not yield reliable proof of their efficacy for the elderly; however, PHV are used increasingly more as a municipal service in Germany. OBJECTIVE: This article evaluates the efficacy of PHV by means of evidence-based criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Independent of the reason, randomized controlled studies (RCT) and systematic reviews on PHV in the elderly (60+ years) that were published after 2004 were identified by means of searching pertinent literature databases...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113497/modelling-height-in-adolescence-a-comparison-of-methods-for-estimating-the-age-at-peak-height-velocity
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Andrew J Simpkin, Adrian Sayers, Mark S Gilthorpe, Jon Heron, Kate Tilling
BACKGROUND: Controlling for maturational status and timing is crucial in lifecourse epidemiology. One popular non-invasive measure of maturity is the age at peak height velocity (PHV). There are several ways to estimate age at PHV, but it is unclear which of these to use in practice. AIM: To find the optimal approach for estimating age at PHV. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Methods included the Preece & Baines non-linear growth model, multi-level models with fractional polynomials, SuperImposition by Translation And Rotation (SITAR) and functional data analysis...
November 7, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986327/anthropometrics-and-maturity-status-a-preliminary-study-of-youth-football-head-impact-biomechanics
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Susan W Yeargin, Payton Kingsley, Jim M Mensch, Jason P Mihalik, Eva V Monsma
CONTEXT: There is a paucity of head impact biomechanics research focusing on youth athletes. Little is known about how youth subconcussive head impact tolerances are related to physical size and maturation. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of age, anthropometric and maturational status variability on head impact biomechanics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Outdoor youth football facilities in South Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four male recreational youth football players, 8 to 13yrs...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964690/maturation-related-adaptations-in-running-speed-in-response-to-sprint-training-in-youth-soccer-players
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Jason Moran, Dave A Parry, Ieuan Lewis, Jay Collison, Michael C Rumpf, Gavin R H Sandercock
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of a previously recommended dose of sprint training (ST) in young male soccer players of differing maturity status. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. METHODS: Male soccer players from two professional academies were divided into Pre-PHV (Training: n=12; Control: n=13) and Mid-PHV (Training: n=7; Control=10) groups. The training groups completed 16 sprints of 20m with 90s recovery, once per week...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931173/hopping-and-landing-performance-in-male-youth-soccer-players-effects-of-age-and-maturation
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Paul J Read, Jon L Oliver, Mark B A De Ste Croix, Gregory D Myer, Rhodri S Lloyd
Quantifying hopping and landing performances can assist coaches in identifying young male soccer players who may be at increased risk of injury. The influence of chronological age and maturation on these measures in this population is unknown. Single leg hop for distance (SLHD) and 75% horizontal hop and stick landing force (75%Hop) were examined in a cross-sectional sample (N=400) of elite male youth soccer players. Between-group differences for both chronological age (U11-U18) and stage of maturation (pre-, circa- or post-peak height velocity (PHV)) were analyzed...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901657/longitudinal-patterns-in-bmi-and-percent-total-body-fat-from-peak-height-velocity-through-emerging-adulthood-into-young-adulthood
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Erin Barbour-Tuck, Marta Erlandson, Nazeem Muhajarine, Heather Foulds, Adam Baxter-Jones
OBJECTIVES: Emerging adulthood, a potential critical period, is an understudied period of fat mass accrual. The aim of this study was to describe patterns of fat mass accrual, and weight status, from adolescence, through emerging adulthood, into young adulthood. METHODS: One-hundred-eighteen participants (59 male) were measured repeatedly for 20 years. Annual measures of height, weight, and body composition (DXA) were taken. Calculated measures included: peak height velocity (PHV), biological age (BA; years from PHV), body mass index (BMI), and percent total body fat (%TBF)...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818103/enhancement-of-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-accumulation-in-arxula-adeninivorans-by-stabilization-of-production
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Mateusz Biernacki, Marek Marzec, Thomas Roick, Reinhard Pätz, Kim Baronian, Rüdiger Bode, Gotthard Kunze
BACKGROUND: In recent years the production of biobased biodegradable plastics has been of interest of researchers partly due to the accumulation of non-biodegradable plastics in the environment and to the opportunity for new applications. Commonly investigated are the polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) poly(hydroxybutyrate) and poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHB-V). The latter has the advantage of being tougher and less brittle. The production of these polymers in bacteria is well established but production in yeast may have some advantages, e...
August 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816503/pubertal-development-of-body-size-and-soccer-specific-functional-capacities-in-adolescent-players
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Humberto Moreira Carvalho, José A Lekue, Susana M Gil, Iraia Bidaurrazaga-Letona
Pubertal growth in body size and functional capacities were examined in adolescent soccer players (n = 33). The average age at baseline was 10.9 (9.8-11.8 years). Peak height velocity (PHV) and growth curves for body mass and functional performance (countermovement jump, 15-m sprint, agility and Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test - level 1) were determined with Bayesian multilevel models. Estimates for PHV and age at PHV were 8.1 cm/year (95% credible interval: 4.2-18.5 cm/year) and 12.9 years (95% credible interval: 11...
August 17, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746660/somatic-maturation-and-the-relationship-between-bone-mineral-variables-and-types-of-sports-among-adolescents-cross-sectional-study
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Ricardo Ribeiro Agostinete, Igor Hideki Ito, Han Kemper, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Mário Antônio Rodrigues-Júnior, Rafael Luiz-de-Marco, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Peak height velocity (PHV) is an important maturational event during adolescence that affects skeleton size. The objective here was to compare bone variables in adolescents who practiced different types of sports, and to identify whether differences in bone variables attributed to sports practice were dependent on somatic maturation status. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study, São Paulo State University (UNESP). METHODS: The study was composed of 93 adolescents (12 to 16...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585026/standardized-uptake-values-in-fdg-pet-ct-for-prosthetic-heart-valve-endocarditis-a-call-for-standardization
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Asbjørn M Scholtens, Laurens E Swart, Henryk J Te Kolste, Ricardo P J Budde, Marnix G E H Lam, Hein J Verberne
BACKGROUND: The significance of and threshold values for the standardized uptake value (SUV) in FDG PET/CT to diagnose prosthetic heart valve (PHV) endocarditis (PVE) are unclear at present. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the PubMed and EMBASE medical databases, comprising the following terms: (FDG OR *fluorode* OR *fluoro-de*) AND (endocarditis OR prosthetic heart valve OR valve replacement). Studies reporting SUVs correlated to the diagnosis of PVE were selected for analysis...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580404/the-associations-of-exposure-to-combined-hormonal-contraceptive-use-on-bone-mineral-content-and-areal-bone-mineral-density-accrual-from-adolescence-to-young-adulthood-a-longitudinal-study
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Stefan A Jackowski, Adam D G Baxter-Jones, Ashlee J McLardy, Roger A Pierson, Carol D Rodgers
BACKGROUND: The association of long term combined hormone based contraceptives (CHC) use on bone mineral content (BMC) and areal bone mineral density (aBMD) development remains controversial, as it appears that the relationship may be age-dependent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term associations of CHC exposure on the accrual of bone parameters from adolescence into young-adulthood. METHODS: 110 women (67 exposed to CHC) were drawn from the Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (PBMAS)...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479496/effect-of-early-life-physical-growth-on-midlife-vertebral-dimensions-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966-study
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Petteri Oura, Markus Paananen, Marja Ojaniemi, Juha Auvinen, Juho-Antti Junno, Jaro Karppinen, Jaakko Niinimäki
Small vertebral size is an independent risk factor for osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Physical growth in early life is related to bone health in later life, but the relationship of early growth versus vertebral size has been inconclusively studied. Utilizing the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 with a 47-year follow-up, we investigated how physical growth in early life is associated with midlife vertebral dimensions. We obtained several physical growth parameters of 1) birth (gestational age, length, weight, BMI), 2) infancy and childhood (peak height velocity (PHV), peak weight velocity (PWV), adiposity peak (AP), adiposity rebound (AR)), and 3) puberty (BMI at growth spurt take-off (TO), PHV, height change)...
May 4, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431383/protocolized-hyperventilation-enhances-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Aida de Arriba-Arnau, Antonia Dalmau, Virginia Soria, Neus Salvat-Pujol, Carmina Ribes, Ana Sánchez-Allueva, José Manuel Menchón, Mikel Urretavizcaya
BACKGROUND: Hyperventilation is recommended in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to enhance seizures and to increase patients' safety. However, more evidence is needed regarding its effects and the optimum method of application. METHODS: This prospective study involving 21 subjects compared two procedures, protocolized hyperventilation (PHV) and hyperventilation as usual (HVau), applied to the same patient in two consecutive sessions. Transcutaneous partial pressure of carbon dioxide (TcPCO2) was measured throughout all sessions...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430896/evidence-of-secular-trend-in-mandibular-pubertal-growth
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Raphael Patcas, Daniel B Wiedemeier, Goran Markic, Philipp Beit, Heidi Keller
Background: During puberty, mandibular growth follows a growth curve comparable to somatic growth. This study aimed to review the relationship between mandibular pubertal peak height velocity (PHV) and skeletal age, and to investigate the possibility of a secular trend. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed of two historical craniofacial growth studies (Denver Growth Study; observational time: 1943-1965, and Zurich Growth Study; observational time: 1982-1984) of healthy untreated subjects...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424059/insight-into-human-pubertal-growth-by-applying-the-qeps-growth-model
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Anton Holmgren, Aimon Niklasson, Lars Gelander, A Stefan Aronson, Andreas F M Nierop, Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
BACKGROUND: Computerized mathematical models describing absolute and relative individual growth during puberty in both cm and standard deviation (SD)-scores are lacking. The present study aimed to fill this gap, by applying the QEPS-model that delineates mathematically the specific pubertal functions of the total growth curve. METHODS: Study population used was the individual growth curves of the longitudinally followed cohort GrowUp1974 Gothenburg (n = 2280)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387154/production-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-pha-using-sludge-from-different-wastewater-treatment-processes-and-the-potential-for-medical-and-pharmaceutical-applications
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Wai Lam, Yujie Wang, Pui Ling Chan, Shun Wan Chan, Yiu Fai Tsang, Hong Chua, Peter Hoi Fu Yu
In this study, seven strains of bacteria with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)-producing ability (i.e. Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas putida, Bacillus pumilus, Pseudomona huttiensis, Yersinia frederiksenii, Aeromonas ichthiosmia, and Sphingopyxis terrae) were isolated from various waste treatment plants in Hong Kong. Simultaneous wastewater treatment and PHA accumulation were successfully achieved in the bioreactors using isolated bacteria from different sludges. At the organic loading less than 13,000 ppm, more than 95% of chemical oxygen demand (COD) was removed by the isolated strains before the decrease of PHA accumulation...
July 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385486/analysis-and-optimization-of-process-parameters-for-production-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-along-with-wastewater-treatment-by-serratia-sp-istvkr1
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Asmita Gupta, Madan Kumar, Indu Shekhar Thakur
A previously reported biodegrading bacterial strain Serratia sp. ISTVKR1 was studied for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production along with wastewater contaminant removal. Nile red fluorescence, GC-MS, FT-IR, NMR and TEM confirmed the accumulation of homopolymer poly-3-hydroxyvalerate (PHV) within the bacterial cells. Analysis of culture after 72h of bacterial treatment showed maximum COD removal (8.4-fold), non-detection of organic contaminants such as 1H-Cyclopropa [a] naphthalene (R.T.=10.12) using GC-MS and increased proportion of elements like Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Cd and Pb in the bacterial cell pellets by SEM-EDX analysis...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298285/characterization-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-pattern-in-noninfected-prosthetic-heart-valves
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Cédric Mathieu, Nidaa Mikaïl, Khadija Benali, Bernard Iung, Xavier Duval, Patrick Nataf, Guillaume Jondeau, Fabien Hyafil, Dominique Le Guludec, François Rouzet
BACKGROUND: (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been recently acknowledged as a diagnostic tool for prosthetic valve endocarditis, but its specificity is limited by uptake on noninfected valves. The objective of this study was to outline the main features of FDG uptake on PET/CT in patients with noninfected prosthetic heart valve (PHV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Our institution's PET/CT database was reviewed to identify patients with PHV, excluding those suspected of infection or who had received antibiotic treatment...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203363/an-exploratory-factor-analysis-of-the-spontaneous-reporting-of-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
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Manfred Hauben, Eric Hung, Wen-Yaw Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) are prominent in pharmacovigilance (PhV). They have some commonalities such as nonimmediate nature and T-cell mediation and rare overlap syndromes have been documented, most commonly involving acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), and DRESS and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). However, they display diverse clinical phenotypes and variations in specific T-cell immune response profiles, plus some specific genotype-phenotype associations...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155196/ssrna-viruses-from-biotrophic-oomycetes-form-a-new-phylogenetic-group-between-nodaviridae-and-tombusviridae
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Wolfgang Grasse, Otmar Spring
Plasmopara halstedii virus (PhV) is one of the few characterized oomycete viruses. Although it is fully sequenced and well-studied in its genetic diversity, the exact classification and phylogenetic relationships of PhV remain uncertain. The only known virus with characteristics similar to PhV is the Sclerophthora macrospora Virus A (SmV-A). Both viruses infect obligate biotrophic oomycetes. While RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RdRp) of oomycetes viruses have high similarity to the corresponding enzymes from viruses classified in the family Nodaviridae, the coat proteins (CP) seem to be completely different from those of other viruses of this family...
May 2017: Archives of Virology
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