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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719326/malaria-related-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-2000-2014
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Diana Khuu, Mark L Eberhard, Benjamin N Bristow, Marjan Javanbakht, Lawrence R Ash, Shira C Shafir, Frank J Sorvillo
Few data are available on the burden of malaria hospitalization in the United States. Study of malaria using hospital-based data can better define the impact of malaria and help inform prevention efforts. U.S. malaria cases identified from hospitalization discharge records in the 2000-2014 Nationwide Inpatient Sample were examined. Frequencies and population rates were reported by demographics, infecting species, clinical, financial, institutional, geographic, and seasonal characteristics, and disparities were identified...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717313/study-of-morphology-chemical-and-amino-acid-composition-of-red-deer-meat
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Eleonora Okuskhanova, Bahytkul Assenova, Maksim Rebezov, Kumarbek Amirkhanov, Zhanibek Yessimbekov, Farida Smolnikova, Almagul Nurgazezova, Gulnur Nurymkhan, Marilyne Stuart
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate red deer (maral) meat quality based on chemical composition, pH, water-binding capacity (WBC), and amino acid content. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Maral meat surface morphology measurements were obtained by scanning electron microscopy. Active acidity (pH) was determined by potentiometry. Samples were analyzed for WBC by exudation of moisture to a filter paper by the application of pressure. Chemical composition (moisture, protein, fat, and ash fractions) was obtained by drying at 150°C and by extraction, using ethylic ether, and ashing at 500-600°C...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717134/ash-production-by-attrition-in-volcanic-conduits-and-plumes
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T J Jones, J K Russell
Tephra deposits result from explosive volcanic eruption and serve as indirect probes into fragmentation processes operating in subsurface volcanic conduits. Primary magmatic fragmentation creates a population of pyroclasts through volatile-driven decompression during conduit ascent. In this study, we explore the role that secondary fragmentation, specifically attrition, has in transforming primary pyroclasts upon transport in volcanic conduits and plumes. We utilize total grain size distributions from a suite of natural and experimentally produced tephra to show that attrition is likely to occur in all explosive volcanic eruptions...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715695/new-liver-cancer-biomarkers-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-members-and-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factors
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Nicole Golob-Schwarzl, Stefanie Krassnig, Anna M Toeglhofer, Young Nyun Park, Margit Gogg-Kamerer, Klemens Vierlinger, Fabian Schröder, Hyungjn Rhee, Rudolf Schicho, Peter Fickert, Johannes Haybaeck
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The initiation of protein translation is an important rate-limiting step in eukaryotes and is crucial in many viral infections. Eukaryotic translation initiation factors (eIFs) are involved in the initiation step of protein translation and are linked to the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. Therefore we aimed to investigate a potential role of eIFs in HCC. We herein report on the immunohistochemical expression of the various eIF subunits in 235 cases of virus-related human HCC...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713415/repeated-stand-replacing-crown-fires-affect-seed-morphology-and-germination-in-aleppo-pine
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Antonio Saracino, Alessandro Bellino, Emilia Allevato, Antonio Mingo, Stefano Conti, Sergio Rossi, Giuliano Bonanomi, Domenico Carputo, Stefano Mazzoleni
Post-fire reproductive niche of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) is deeply interlaced with fire products. Indeed, the high pH and low osmotic potentials of ash beds under burnt crowns constitute the main constraints to seed germination. In this study, we aim to investigate whether fire recurrence, through the physico-chemical constraints imposed by the ash beds, affects the reproduction ability of P. halepensis at the germination stage. To this aim, Aleppo pine seeds were collected in neighboring even-aged stands subjected to 0, 1, or 2 fires (namely fire cohorts), and seed morphology and germination performance, in terms of cumulative germination and germination kinetics, were studied under increasing osmotic potentials (from 0...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713256/baseline-performance-predicts-tdcs-mediated-improvements-in-language-symptoms-in-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Eric M McConathey, Nicole C White, Felix Gervits, Sherry Ash, H Branch Coslett, Murray Grossman, Roy H Hamilton
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by insidious irreversible loss of language abilities. Prior studies suggest that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) directed toward language areas of the brain may help to ameliorate symptoms of PPA. In the present sham-controlled study, we examined whether tDCS could be used to enhance language abilities (e.g., picture naming) in individuals with PPA variants primarily characterized by difficulties with speech production (non-fluent and logopenic)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712632/fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-treated-teeth-restored-with-2-different-fiber-reinforced-composite-and-2-conventional-composite-resin-core-buildup-materials-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Ashly Mary Eapen, L Vijay Amirtharaj, Kavitha Sanjeev, Sekar Mahalaxmi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this in vitro study was to comparatively evaluate the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with 2 fiber-reinforced composite resins and 2 conventional composite resin core buildup materials. METHODS: Sixty noncarious unrestored human maxillary premolars were collected, endodontically treated (except group 1, negative control), and randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 10). Group 2 was the positive control. The remaining 40 prepared teeth were restored with various direct core buildup materials as follows: group 3 teeth were restored with dual-cure composite resin, group 4 with posterior composite resin, group 5 with fiber-reinforced composite resin, and group 6 with short fiber-reinforced composite resin...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712373/impact-of-animal-density-on-cattle-nutrition-in-dry-mediterranean-rangelands-a-faecal-near-ir-spectroscopy-aided-study
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S Y Landau, L Dvash, Y Yehuda, H Muklada, G Peleg, Z Henkin, H Voet, E D Ungar
In the context of determining the sustainable carrying capacity of dry-Mediterranean herbaceous rangelands, we examined the effect of animal density on cattle nutrition, which is fundamental to animal performance and welfare. The effects on dietary components of low (0.56 cows/ha; L) and high (1.11 cows/ha; H) animal densities were monitored for three consecutive years in grazing beef cows. In the dry season (summer and early autumn), cows had free access to N-rich poultry litter (PL) given as a dietary supplement...
July 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710591/effect-of-dietary-phytase-supplementation-on-bone-and-hyaline-cartilage-development-of-broilers-fed-with-organically-complexed-copper-in-a-cu-deficient-diet
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Siemowit Muszyński, Ewa Tomaszewska, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Piotr Dobrowolski, Agnieszka Tomczyk
Tibial mechanical, chemical, and histomorphometrical traits were investigated for growing male Ross 308 broiler chickens fed diets that had copper (Cu) from organic source at a lowered level of 25% of the daily requirement (4 mg kg(-1) of a premix) with or without phytase. Dietary treatments were control non-copper, non-phytase group (0 Suppl); 4 mg kg(-1) Cu non-phytase group (25%Cu); and 4 mg kg(-1) Cu + 500 FTU kg(-1) phytase group (25%Cu + phyt). The results show that birds fed with the addition of phytase exhibited improved weight gain and final body weight and had increased serum IGF-1 and osteocalcin concentrations...
July 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710443/defying-dissolution-discovery-of-deep-sea-scleractinian-coral-reefs-in-the-north-pacific
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Amy R Baco, Nicole Morgan, E Brendan Roark, Mauricio Silva, Kathryn E F Shamberger, Kelci Miller
Deep-sea scleractinian coral reefs are protected ecologically and biologically significant areas that support global fisheries. The absence of observations of deep-sea scleractinian reefs in the Central and Northeast Pacific, combined with the shallow aragonite saturation horizon (ASH) and high carbonate dissolution rates there, fueled the hypothesis that reef formation in the North Pacific was improbable. Despite this, we report the discovery of live scleractinian reefs on six seamounts of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamount Chain at depths of 535-732 m and aragonite saturation state (Ωarag) values of 0...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709662/neonatal-aortic-arch-reconstruction-with-direct-splanchnic-perfusion-avoids-deep-hypothermia
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Muhammad Aanish Raees, Clinton D Morgan, Venessa L Pinto, Ashly C Westrick, Chevis N Shannon, Karla G Christian, Bret A Mettler, David P Bichell
BACKGROUND: Neonatal aortic arch reconstruction, typically performed with deep hypothermia and selective cerebral perfusion, leaves splanchnic organ protection dependent on hypothermia alone. A simplified method of direct in-field descending aortic perfusion during neonatal arch reconstruction permits the avoidance of deep hypothermia. We hypothesize that direct splanchnic perfusion at mild hypothermia provides improved or equivalent safety compared with deep hypothermia and may contribute to postoperative extracardiac organ recovery...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707246/chemical-characterization-and-receptor-modeling-of-pm10-in-the-surroundings-of-the-opencast-lignite-mines-of-western-macedonia-greece
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Constantini Samara, George Argyropoulos, Theodoros Grigoratos, Αthanasios Kouras, Εvangelia Manoli, Symela Andreadou, Fragkiskos Pavloudakis, Chariton Sahanidis
The Western Macedonian Lignite Center (WMLC) in northwestern Greece is the major lignite center in the Balkans feeding four major power plants of total power exceeding 4 GW. Concentrations of PM10 (i.e., particulate matters with diameters ≤10 μm) are the main concern in the region, and the high levels observed are often attributed to the activities related to power generation. In this study, the contribution of fugitive dust emissions from the opencast lignite mines to the ambient levels of PM10 in the surroundings was estimated by performing chemical mass balance (CMB) receptor modeling...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707240/elemental-mobility-in-sulfidic-mine-tailings-reclaimed-with-paper-mill-by-products-as-sealing-materials
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Yu Jia, Nanna Stahre, Maria Mäkitalo, Christian Maurice, Björn Öhlander
Sealing layers made of two alkaline paper mill by-products, fly ash and green liquor dregs, were placed on top of 50-year-old sulfide-containing tailings as a full-scale remediation approach. The performance and effectiveness of the sealing layers with high water content for an oxygen barrier and low hydraulic conductivity for a sealing layer in preventing the formation of acid rock drainage were evaluated 5 years after the remediation. The leaching behavior of the covered tailings was studied using batch leaching tests (L/S ratio 10 L/kg)...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707235/adsorptive-removal-of-five-heavy-metals-from-water-using-blast-furnace-slag-and-fly-ash
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Thuy Chung Nguyen, Paripurnanda Loganathan, Tien Vinh Nguyen, Jaya Kandasamy, Ravi Naidu, Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran
Heavy metals can be serious pollutants of natural water bodies causing health risks to humans and aquatic organisms. The purpose of this study was to investigate the removal of five heavy metals from water by adsorption onto an iron industry blast furnace slag waste (point of zero charge (PZC) pH 6.0; main constituents, Ca and Fe) and a coal industry fly ash waste (PZC 3.0; main constituents, Si and Al). Batch study revealed that rising pH increased the adsorption of all metals with an abrupt increase at pH 4...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707101/the-use-of-acog-guidelines-perceived-contraindications-to-iud-and-implant-use-among-family-planning-providers
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Ash E Philliber, Heather Hirsch, Claire D Brindis, Rita Turner, Susan Philliber
Objectives The uptake and actual use of the current guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) is unknown. Methods Family planning providers across Colorado and Iowa were surveyed as part of statewide initiatives to reduce unintended pregnancy in 2010 and 2012, both before and after the release of the guidelines. These initiatives focused on the promotion of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. These surveys included questions on providers' views regarding the suitability and safety of the copper T IUD, hormonal IUD, and single rod implant for various subgroups of clients...
July 13, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706941/application-of-response-surface-methodology-to-study-the-effects-of-brisket-fat-soy-protein-isolate-and-cornstarch-on-nutritional-and-textural-properties-of-rabbit-sausages
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Joseph M Wambui, Edward G Karuri, Margaret M M Wanyoike
The effects of brisket fat, soy protein isolate, and cornstarch on chemical and textural properties of rabbit sausages were studied using surface response methodology. Sausage samples were prepared using a five-level three-variable Central Composite Rotatable Design with 16 combinations, including two replicates of the center point, carried out in random order. The level of brisket fat (BF), soy protein isolate (SPI), and cornstarch (CS) in the sausage formulation ranged within 8.3-16.7%, 0.7-2.3%, and 1.3-4...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706035/outbreak
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Caroline Ash
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704386/nannochloropsis-oceania-derived-defatted-meal-as-an-alternative-to-fishmeal-in-atlantic-salmon-feeds
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Mette Sørensen, Yangyang Gong, Fridrik Bjarnason, Ghana K Vasanth, Dalia Dahle, Mark Huntley, Viswanath Kiron
Defatted microalgal biomass derived from biorefinery can be potential feed ingredients for carnivorous fish. The present study investigated the growth, feed intake:gain and health parameters in Atlantic salmon fed for 84 days with defatted Nannochloropsis oceania as a fishmeal replacer. Fish fed feeds containing the algal biomass (at 10 and 20% inclusion, alga groups) were compared with groups that consumed alga-devoid feeds (control group). The fish that received 20% alga tended to have reduced weight gain and specific growth rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701809/yield-gap-analyses-to-estimate-attainable-bovine-milk-yields-and-evaluate-options-to-increase-production-in-ethiopia-and-india
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Dianne Mayberry, Andrew Ash, Di Prestwidge, Cécile M Godde, Ben Henderson, Alan Duncan, Michael Blummel, Y Ramana Reddy, Mario Herrero
Livestock provides an important source of income and nourishment for around one billion rural households worldwide. Demand for livestock food products is increasing, especially in developing countries, and there are opportunities to increase production to meet local demand and increase farm incomes. Estimating the scale of livestock yield gaps and better understanding factors limiting current production will help to define the technological and investment needs in each livestock sector. The aim of this paper is to quantify livestock yield gaps and evaluate opportunities to increase dairy production in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, using case studies from Ethiopia and India...
July 2017: Agricultural Systems
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