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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743172/modelling-nutritional-mutualisms-challenges-and-opportunities-for-data-integration
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Teresa J Clark, Colleen A Friel, Emily Grman, Yair Shachar-Hill, Maren L Friesen
Nutritional mutualisms are ancient, widespread, and profoundly influential in biological communities and ecosystems. Although much is known about these interactions, comprehensive answers to fundamental questions, such as how resource availability and structured interactions influence mutualism persistence, are still lacking. Mathematical modelling of nutritional mutualisms has great potential to facilitate the search for comprehensive answers to these and other fundamental questions by connecting the physiological and genomic underpinnings of mutualisms with ecological and evolutionary processes...
July 25, 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743067/-we-must-cooperate-with-one-another-against-the-enemy-agency-and-activism-in-school-aged-children-as-protective-factors-against-ongoing-war-trauma-and-political-violence-in-the-gaza-strip
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Guido Veronese, Alessandro Pepe, Alaa Jaradah, Feda Murannak, Housam Hamdouna
This exploratory qualitative study investigated self-perceived risk and protection factors that may reinforce the ability of children living in refugee camps on the Gaza Strip to adjust to a traumatic and risky life context characterized by loss and dispossession. The sample comprised 200 Palestinian children recruited at primary schools in four refugee camps in the Gaza Strip following the Israeli military operation "Pillar of Defence" in 2012. Thematic content analysis was applied to written materials and narratives produced by the children...
July 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743051/enhancing-women-s-confidence-for-physiologic-birth-maternity-care-providers-perspectives
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Melissa A Saftner, Carrie Neerland, Melissa D Avery
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research study was to explore MCP's beliefs and attitudes about physiologic birth and to identify components of antenatal care that providers believe may impact a woman's confidence for physiologic labor and birth. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study included maternity care providers (N=31) in the Midwestern United States. Providers participated in semi-structured interviews to describe their beliefs about physiologic birth, their role in providing information to women and specific care practices to promote women's confidence for physiologic birth...
July 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743046/multi-informant-assessment-of-siblings-of-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-parent-child-discrepancies-in-at-risk-classification
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James A Rankin, Theodore S Tomeny, Tammy D Barry
BACKGROUND: The behavioral and emotional functioning of typically-developing (TD) siblings of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been frequently assessed in the literature; however, these assessments typically include only one informant, rarely considering differences between parent and self-reports of sibling adjustment. AIMS: This study examined parent-youth reported informant discrepancies in behavioral and emotional functioning, including whether parent and youth reports yielded the same conclusions regarding TD sibling risk status...
July 22, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743040/prenatal-exposure-to-organophosphorus-pesticides-and-childhood-neurodevelopmental-phenotypes
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Melissa A Furlong, Amy Herring, Jessie P Buckley, Barbara D Goldman, Julie L Daniels, Lawrence S Engel, Mary S Wolff, Jia Chen, Jim Wetmur, Dana Boyd Barr, Stephanie M Engel
Prenatal exposure to organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) has been associated with different neurodevelopmental outcomes across different cohorts. A phenotypic approach may address some of these differences by incorporating information across scales and accounting for the complex correlational structure of neurodevelopmental outcomes. Additionally, Bayesian hierarchical modeling can account for confounding by collinear co-exposures. We use this framework to examine associations between prenatal exposure to OPs and behavior, executive functioning, and IQ assessed at age 6-9 years in a cohort of 404 mother/infant pairs recruited during pregnancy...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743037/exogenous-applications-of-polyamines-modulate-drought-responses-in-wheat-through-osmolytes-accumulation-increasing-free-polyamine-levels-and-regulation-of-polyamine-biosynthetic-genes
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Heba Talat Ebeed, Nemat Mohamed Hassan, Alshafei Mohammed Aljarani
Polyamines (PAs) can improve drought stress tolerance in plants; however, very limited information is available on the mechanism of action of exogenous application by different methods under drought stress in wheat. The present study investigates the mechanism through which seed priming and foliar spraying with PAs protect wheat plants from drought stress. 10 days old wheat seedlings were exposed to drought stress by withholding water alone or with 100 μM PAs solutions (putrescine, Put; spermine, Spm; and mixture of Put and Spm for 10 h seed-priming or three foliar sprays during withholding water...
July 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743033/analysis-of-the-genetic-structure-of-the-malay-population-ancestry-informative-marker-snps-in-the-malay-of-peninsular-malaysia
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Padillah Yahya, Sarina Sulong, Azian Harun, Hatin Wan Isa, Nur-Shafawati Ab Rajab, Pongsakorn Wangkumhang, Alisa Wilantho, Chumpol Ngamphiw, Sissades Tongsima, Zilfalil Alwi
Malay, the main ethnic group in Peninsular Malaysia, is represented by various sub-ethnic groups such as Melayu Banjar, Melayu Bugis, Melayu Champa, Melayu Java, Melayu Kedah Melayu Kelantan, Melayu Minang and Melayu Patani. Using data retrieved from the MyHVP (Malaysian Human Variome Project) database, a total of 135 individuals from these sub-ethnic groups were profiled using the Affymetrix GeneChip Mapping Xba 50-K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array to identify SNPs that were ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) for Malays of Peninsular Malaysia...
July 14, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743024/a-method-to-evaluate-the-quality-of-clinical-gene-panel-sequencing-data-for-single-nucleotide-variant-detection
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Chung Lee, Joon S Bae, Gyu H Ryu, Nayoung K D Kim, Donghyun Park, Jongsuk Chung, Sungkyu Kyung, Je-Gun Joung, Hyun-Tae Shin, Seung-Ho Shin, Younglan Kim, Byung S Kim, Hojun Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Dae-Soon Son
Customized gene-panel tests, based on next-generation sequencing, have demonstrated their usefulness in a plethora of clinical settings. As with other clinical diagnostic techniques, gene-panel sequencing for clinical purposes requires precise quality control (QC) measures to ensure its reliability. Only detected variants are currently recorded in clinical reports; however, identifying whether a nondetected variant is a true or false negative is regarded essential in a clinical setting and, thus, a comprehensive QC measure is in demand...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742975/tumor-imaging-instruction-and-assessment-at-chiropractic-colleges-in-north-america-a-pilot-study-with-implications-for-national-board-of-chiropractic-examiners-content
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Kathleen L Linaker, Sarah A Arpin, Charles P Fischer, Michael Sackett, Lesley Georger
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study tested a survey instrument pertaining to the instruction and assessment of tumor imaging in chiropractic training programs. The secondary purpose was to gather data regarding credentials of lead instructors, textbook and resource use, and tumors taught and assessed. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to lead tumor imaging instructors at all chiropractic colleges in the United States and Canada. A focus group of tumor imaging instructors was conducted to clarify ambiguous data...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742931/dynamics-of-lipids-and-metabolites-during-the-cell-cycle-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Jessica Jüppner, Umarah Mubeen, Andrea Leisse, Camila Caldana, Henrike Brust, Martin Steup, Marion Herrmann, Dirk Steinhauser, Patrick Giavalisco
Metabolites and lipids are the final products of enzymatic processes, distinguishing the different cellular functions and activities of single cells or whole tissues. Understanding these cellular functions within a well-established model system, requires a systemic collection of molecular and physiological information. In the current report, the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was selected to establish a comprehensive workflow for the detailed multi-omics analysis of a synchronously growing cell culture system...
July 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742873/orienting-towards-social-features-in-naturalistic-scenes-is-reflexive
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Lara Rösler, Albert End, Matthias Gamer
Saliency-based models of visual attention postulate that, when a scene is freely viewed, attention is predominantly allocated to those elements that stand out in terms of their physical properties. However, eye-tracking studies have shown that saliency models fail to predict gaze behavior accurately when social information is included in an image. Notably, gaze pattern analyses revealed that depictions of human beings are heavily prioritized independent of their low-level physical saliency. What remains unknown, however, is whether the prioritization of such social features is a reflexive or a voluntary process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742870/factors-contributing-to-food-insecurity-among-women-living-with-hiv-in-the-dominican-republic-a-qualitative-study
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Kathryn P Derose, Denise D Payán, María Altagracia Fulcar, Sergio Terrero, Ramón Acevedo, Hugo Farías, Kartika Palar
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity contributes to poor health outcomes among people living with HIV. In Latin America and the Caribbean, structural factors such as poverty, stigma, and inequality disproportionately affect women and may fuel both the HIV epidemic and food insecurity. METHODS: We examined factors contributing to food insecurity among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in the Dominican Republic (DR). Data collection included in-depth, semi-structured interviews in 2013 with 30 WLHIV with indications of food insecurity who resided in urban or peri-urban areas and were recruited from local HIV clinics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742853/leadership-and-management-training-as-a-catalyst-to-health-system-strengthening-in-low-income-settings-evidence-from-implementation-of-the-zambia-management-and-leadership-course-for-district-health-managers-in-zambia
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Wilbroad Mutale, Anne-Thora Vardoy-Mutale, Arthur Kachemba, Roman Mukendi, Kupela Clarke, Dennis Mulenga
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that the modes of leadership and management may influence health outcomes. However, majority of health leaders and managers in many low-income countries are promoted on account of clinical expertise. It has been recognised that these new managers are often ill-prepared for managing complex health systems. In response to this challenge, the Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH) has developed the Governance and Management Capacity Building (GMCB) Strategic Plan (2012-2016), whose overarching goal is to improve health sector governance and create an environment that is result-oriented, accountable and transparent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742851/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-for-cervical-cancer-prevention-and-control-among-women-of-childbearing-age-in-hossana-town-hadiya-zone-southern-ethiopia-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yitagesu Habtu Aweke, Samuel Yohannes Ayanto, Tariku Laelago Ersado
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer which Ethiopia put a strategic goal to reduce its incidence and mortality by 2020. Lack of knowledge and poor attitude towards the disease and risk factors can affect screening practice and development of preventive behavior for cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude, practices and factors for each domain for cervical cancer among women of child bearing age in Hossana town, Southern, Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742845/evaluation-of-k-ras-and-p53-expression-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-using-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Liming Lu, Jingchun Zeng
Genetic alterations in K-ras and p53 are thought to be critical in pancreatic cancer development and progression. However, K-ras and p53 expression in pancreatic adenocarcinoma have not been systematically examined in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Data Portal. Information regarding K-ras and p53 alterations, mRNA expression data, and protein/protein phosphorylation abundance was retrieved from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases, and analyses were performed by the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics. The mutual exclusivity analysis showed that events in K-ras and p53 were likely to co-occur in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Log odds ratio = 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742817/temporal-profile-of-intracranial-pressure-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-and-association-with-fatal-outcome-an-observational-study
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Hadie Adams, Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, Angelos G Kolias, Adel Helmy, David K Menon, Peter Smielewski, Peter J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Both intracranial pressure (ICP) and the cerebrovascular pressure reactivity represent the dysregulation of pathways directly involved in traumatic brain injury (TBI) pathogenesis and have been used to inform clinical management. However, how these parameters evolve over time following injury and whether this evolution has any prognostic importance have not been studied. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We analysed the temporal profile of ICP and pressure reactivity index (PRx), examined their relation to TBI-specific mortality, and determined if the prognostic relevance of these parameters was affected by their temporal profile using mixed models for repeated measures of ICP and PRx for the first 240 hours from the time of injury...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742784/treatment-and-complications-of-patients-with-ipsilateral-acetabular-and-femur-fractures-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis
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Justin M Hire, Preston J Boyer, Heidi Israel, Lisa K Cannada, Hassan Mir, Jason Halvorson, Gregory J Della Rocca, Bryan Ming, Brian Mullis, Chetan Deshpande
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to review the treatment of ipsilateral acetabular and femur fracture patients to provide descriptive demographic data, injury pattern classification, treatment and evaluate the complication profile reflective of current practices. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort. SETTING: Eight Level 1 Trauma Centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: 101 patients met inclusion criteria. INTERVENTION: Surgical treatment of both the acetabular and femur fracture...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742775/estimation-of-stroke-volume-and-stroke-volume-changes-by-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Fernando José da Silva Ramos, André Hovnanian, Rogério Souza, Luciano C P Azevedo, Marcelo B P Amato, Eduardo L V Costa
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive imaging method that identifies changes in air and blood volume based on thoracic impedance changes. Recently, there has been growing interest in EIT to measure stroke volume (SV). The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to evaluate the ability of systolic impedance variations (ΔZsys) to track changes in SV in relation to a baseline condition; (2) to assess the relationship of ΔZsys and SV in experimental subjects; and (3) to identify the influence of body dimensions on the relationship between ΔZsys and SV...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742757/concurrent-validity-and-responsiveness-of-promis-health-domains-among-patients-presenting-for-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Taylor E Purvis, Elena Andreou, Brian J Neuman, Lee H Riley, Richard L Skolasky
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine validity and responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) health domains. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PROMIS health domains (anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, physical function, satisfaction with participation in social roles, sleep disturbance) may measure quality of care and determine minimal important differences (MIDs) after spine surgery...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742730/predictive-model-for-neoplastic-potential-of-gallbladder-polyp
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Ju-Il Yang, Jong Kyun Lee, Dae Geon Ahn, Joo Kyung Park, Kwang Hyuck Lee, Kyu Taek Lee, Sang Ah Chi, Sin-Ho Jung
GOAL: To provide the statistical predictive model for neoplastic potential of gallbladder polyp (GBP). BACKGROUND: Many studies have attempted to define the risk factors for neoplastic potential of GBP. It remains difficult to precisely adapt the reported risk factors for the decision of surgery. Estimating the probability for neoplastic potential of GBP using a combination of several risk factors before surgical resection would be useful in patient consultation...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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