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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918138/characterizing-effects-of-feed-restriction-and-glucagon-like-peptide-2-administration-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-intestinal-morphology
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M V Sanz Fernandez, M Abuajamieh, S Ganesan, P J Gorden, H B Green, K M Schoenberg, W E Trout, A F Keating, L H Baumgard
Inadequate feed consumption reduces intestinal barrier function in both ruminants and monogastrics. Objectives were to characterize how progressive feed restriction (FR) affects inflammation, metabolism, and intestinal morphology, and to investigate if glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP2) administration influences the aforementioned responses. Twenty-eight Holstein cows (157 ± 9 d in milk) were enrolled in 2 experimental periods. Period 1 [5 d of ad libitum (AL) feed intake] served as baseline for period 2 (5 d), during which cows received 1 of 6 treatments: (1) 100% of AL feed intake (AL100; n = 3), (2) 80% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (3) 60% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (4) 40% of AL feed intake (AL40; n = 5), (5) 40% of AL feed intake + GLP2 administration (AL40G; 75 µg/kg of BW s...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917719/polymorphisms-in-manganese-transporters-show-developmental-stage-and-sex-specific-associations-with-manganese-concentrations-in-primary-teeth
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Karin Wahlberg, Manish Arora, Austen Curtin, Paul Curtin, Robert O Wright, Donald R Smith, Roberto G Lucchini, Karin Broberg, Christine Austin
BACKGROUND: Manganese (Mn) is an essential metal that can become neurotoxic at elevated levels with negative consequences on neurodevelopment. We have evaluated the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Mn transporter genes SLC30A10 and SLC39A8 on Mn concentrations in dentine, a validated biomarker that reflects Mn tissue concentrations early in life. METHODS: The study included 195 children with variable environmental Mn exposure. Mn concentrations in dentine representing fetal, early postnatal and early childhood developmental periods were measured using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
September 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917241/dietary-sodium-reduction-in-new-zealand-influence-of-the-tick-label
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Sherry X Ning, Louise A Mainvil, Rachel K Thomson, Rachel M McLean
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Tick programme of the National Heart Foundation (NHF) is the longest standing voluntary front of pack signpost nutrition logo in New Zealand. It provides a platform for collaboration with the food industry to encourage development of healthier products. This study evaluated the impact of the Tick programme on sodium in processed food. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-two Tick programme products from food categories known to contribute substantially to sodium intake were identified...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917171/ambient-air-pollution-and-daily-hospital-admissions-for-mental-disorders-in-shanghai-china
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Chen Chen, Cong Liu, Renjie Chen, Weibing Wang, Weihua Li, Haidong Kan, Chaowei Fu
Few studies have investigated the associations between ambient air pollution and mental disorders (MDs), especially in developing countries. We conducted a time-series study to explore the associations between six criteria air pollutants and daily hospital admissions for MDs in Shanghai, China, from 2013 to 2015. The MDs data were derived from the Shanghai Health Insurance System. We used over-dispersed, generalized additive models to estimate the associations after controlling for time trend, weather conditions, day of the week, and holidays...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916576/withholding-feeds-and-transfusion-associated-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bonny Jasani, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole
Limited evidence exists to support the withholding of feeds during packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion to reduce the incidence of transfusion-associated necrotizing enterocolitis (TANEC) in preterm infants. The aim of the manuscript was to systematically review studies reporting the effect of implementing a policy of withholding feeds on the incidence of TANEC in preterm infants. The following databases were searched for relevant studies published between the databases' inception and December 2016: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Pediatric Academic Societies Abstract Archive...
September 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915827/evaluating-the-impact-of-a-walking-program-in-a-disadvantaged-area-using-the-re-aim-framework-by-mixed-methods
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Camila Tiome Baba, Isabela Martins Oliveira, Adriele Evelyn Ferreira Silva, Leonardo Moreira Vieira, Natalia Caroline Cerri, Alex Antonio Florindo, Grace Angélica de Oliveira Gomes
BACKGROUND: The positive health impact of physical activity (PA) is well known, yet a large proportion of the world's population remains sedentary. General PA programs are common as health promotion initiatives. However, effectiveness evaluations of such PA programs on individual and organizational aspects, which could inform the decision-making process of public health bodies are still lacking, particularly in the most socially disadvantaged areas, where health promotion schemes are particularly needed...
September 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915797/effectiveness-of-a-16-month-multi-component-and-environmental-school-based-intervention-for-recovery-of-poor-income-overweight-obese-children-and-adolescents-study-protocol-of-the-health-multipliers-program
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Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Natália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alvares Domene, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres, Ana Paula Reis de Oliveira, Ricardo Sesso, Ana Lydia Sawaya
BACKGROUND: Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategies that intervene directly in the obesogenic environment. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component and environmental school-based intervention, lasting 16 months, on the recovery of the nutritional status of low-income children and adolescents with overweight/ obesity...
September 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915401/the-modified-ketogenic-diet-for-adults-with-refractory-epilepsy-an-evaluation-of-a-set-up-service
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Kirsty J Martin-McGill, Michael D Jenkinson, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
PURPOSE: The ketogenic diet (KD) has been proven to be effective in children with refractory epilepsy and is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). There is no randomised control trial (RCT) evidence for the clinical or cost effectiveness of KD in adults, for whom the KD is not currently recommended. We assessed the feasibility of the modified ketogenic diet (MKD) in adults with refractory epilepsy along with the willingness of patients to participate in a future RCT...
September 1, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914783/smoothed-temporal-atlases-of-age-gender-all-cause-mortality-in-south-africa
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Samuel O M Manda, Nada Abdelatif
Most mortality maps in South Africa and most contried of the sub-Saharan region are static, showing aggregated count data over years or at specific years. Lack of space and temporral dynamanics in these maps may adversely impact on their use and application for vigorous public health policy decisions and interventions. This study aims at describing and modeling sub-national distributions of age-gender specific all-cause mortality and their temporal evolutions from 1997 to 2013 in South Africa. Mortality information that included year, age, gender, and municipality administrative division were obtained from Statistics South Africa for the period...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914364/unhealthy-lifestyle-habits-and-diabetes-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-in-youths-with-type-1-diabetes
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Enza Mozzillo, Eugenio Zito, Claudio Maffeis, Elena De Nitto, Giulio Maltoni, Marco Marigliano, Stefano Zucchini, Adriana Franzese, Giuliana Valerio
AIMS: Management of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) influences several aspects of life, such as adherence to healthy lifestyle habits and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Our aim was to evaluate the association between unhealthy lifestyle habits and HRQoL in adolescents and young adults with T1DM. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-two Caucasian patients (13-19 years) consecutively enrolled over a 12-month period in three Regional Pediatric Diabetes Centers in Italy...
September 15, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912014/acute-alerting-effects-of-light-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Jan L Souman, Angelica M Tinga, Susan F Te Pas, Raymond van Ee, Björn N S Vlaskamp
Periodic, well timed exposure to light is important for our health and wellbeing. Light, in particular in the blue part of the spectrum, is thought to affect alertness both indirectly, by modifying circadian rhythms, and directly, giving rise to acute effects. We performed a systematic review of empirical studies on direct, acute effects of light on alertness to evaluate the reliability of these effects and to assess to what extent they depend on other factors, such as time of day, exposure duration and sleep pressure...
September 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911836/implementation-of-an-algorithm-for-selection-of-antimicrobial-therapy-for-diarrhoeic-calves-impact-on-antimicrobial-treatment-rates-health-and-faecal-microbiota
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Diego E Gomez, Luis G Arroyo, Zvonimir Poljak, Laurent Viel, J Scott Weese
This study evaluated the impact of an algorithm targeting antimicrobial therapy of diarrhoeic calves on the incidence of diarrhoea, antimicrobial treatment rates, overall mortality, mortality of diarrhoeic calves and changes in the faecal microbiota. The algorithm was designed to target antimicrobial therapy in systemically ill calves from on two dairy farms. Retrospective (farm 1: 529 calves; farm 2: 639 calves) and prospective (farm 1: 639 calves; farm 2: 842 calves) cohorts were examined for 12 months before and after implementation of the algorithm...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911650/time-course-effects-of-fermentation-on-fatty-acid-and-volatile-compound-profiles-of-cheonggukjang-using-new-soybean-cultivars
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Kye Man Cho, Ho-Jeong Lim, Mi-So Kim, Da Som Kim, Chung Eun Hwang, Sang Hae Nam, Ok Soo Joo, Byong Won Lee, Jae Kyeom Kim, Eui-Cheol Shin
In this study, we investigated the effects of the potential probiotic Bacillus subtilis CSY191 on the fatty acid profiles of Cheonggukjang, a fermented soybean paste, prepared using new Korean brown soybean cultivars, protein-rich cultivar (Saedanbaek), and oil-rich cultivar (Neulchan). Twelve fatty acids were identified in the sample set-myristic, palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, vaccenic, linoleic, α-linolenic, arachidic, gondoic, behenic, and lignoceric acids-yet, no specific changes driven by fermentation were noted in the fatty acid profiles...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911621/in%C3%A2-vitro-prebiotic-effects-and-quantitative-analysis-of-bulnesia-sarmienti-extract
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Md Ahsanur Reza, Md Akil Hossain, Seung-Jin Lee, Jong-Choon Kim, Seung-Chun Park
Prebiotics are used to influence the growth, colonization, survival, and activity of probiotics, and enhance the innate immunity, thus improving the health status of the host. The survival, growth, and activity of probiotics are often interfered with by intrinsic factors and indigenous microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, Bulnesia sarmienti aqueous extract (BSAE) was evaluated for the growth-promoting activity of different strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, and a simple, precise, cost-effective high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the determination of active prebiotic ingredients in the extract...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911357/pulmonary-tuberculosis-diagnostic-practices-among-people-living-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-lesotho
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D E O'Connor, K Frederix, S Saito, L B Maama, Y Hirsch-Moverman, B Pitt, E Hayes-Larson, L Lebelo, M Shale, A A Howard
SETTING: Twelve health facilities in Berea District, Lesotho, that participated in the Start TB Patients on ART and Retain on Treatment (START) Study, a mixed-methods cluster-randomized trial evaluating a combination intervention package to improve early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and anti-tuberculosis treatment success among patients with tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). OBJECTIVE: To assess TB and HIV diagnostic practices among TB-HIV patients...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911124/assessment-of-quality-of-antiretroviral-therapy-services-in-india-2014-2015
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Bharat Bhushan Rewari, Reshu Agarwal, Ramesh Reddy Allam, Nalini Chava, A S Rathore
Background: Following a decade of provision of free antiretroviral therapy (ART) in India, a nationwide assessment of ART services was conducted to review quality of care at ART centers. This paper presents the methods and defines replicable model of undertaking large scale assessments. Methods: During the period January 2014-March 2015, 357 ART centers were reviewed under four domains, namely, operations, technical, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and logistics...
September 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911010/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-new-york-city-health-policy-initiatives-in-reducing-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-1990-2011
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Paulina Ong, Gina S Lovasi, Ann Madsen, Gretchen Van Wye, Ryan T Demmer
Beginning in 2002, New York City (NYC) implemented numerous policies and programs targeting cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Using death certificates, we analyzed trends in NYC-specific and US mortality rates from 1990 to 2011 for all causes, any CVD, atherosclerotic CVD (ACVD), coronary artery disease (CAD), and stroke. Joinpoint analyses quantified annual percent change (APC) and evaluated whether decreases in CVD mortality accelerated after 2002 in either NYC or the total US population. Our analyses included 1,149,217 NYC decedents...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906354/the-influence-of-renal-dialysis-and-hip-fracture-sites-on-the-10-year-mortality-of-elderly-hip-fracture-patients-a-nationwide-population-based-observational-study
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Li-Wei Hung, Yi-Ting Hwang, Guey-Shiun Huang, Cheng-Chih Liang, Jinn Lin
Hip fractures in older people requiring dialysis are associated with high mortality. Our study primarily aimed to evaluate the specific burden of dialysis on the mortality rate following hip fracture. The secondary aim was to clarify the effect of the fracture site on mortality. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to analyze nationwide health data regarding dialysis and non-dialysis patients ≥65 years who sustained a first fragility-related hip fracture during the period from 2001 to 2005...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905720/evaluation-of-infrared-thermometry-in-cynomolgus-macaques-macaca-fascicularis
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Michael M Laffins, Nacera Mellal, Cynthia L Almlie, Douglas E Regalia
Recording an accurate body temperature is important to assess an animal's health status. We compared temperature data from sedated cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) to evaluate differences between rectal, infrared (inguinal and chest), and implanted telemetry techniques with the objective of demonstrating the diagnostic equivalence of the infrared device with other approaches. Infrared thermometer readings are instantaneous and require no contact with the animal. Body temperature data were obtained from 205 (137 male, 68 female) cynomolgus macaques under ketamine (10 mg/kg IM) sedation over a 3-mo period during scheduled physical examinations...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905658/decision-support-for-diabetes-in-scotland-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-clinical-decision-support-system
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Nicholas Conway, Karen A Adamson, Scott G Cunningham, Alistair Emslie Smith, Peter Nyberg, Blair H Smith, Ann Wales, Deborah J Wake
BACKGROUND: Automated clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are associated with improvements in health care delivery to those with long-term conditions, including diabetes. A CDSS was introduced to two Scottish regions (combined diabetes population ~30 000) via a national diabetes electronic health record. This study aims to describe users' reactions to the CDSS and to quantify impact on clinical processes and outcomes over two improvement cycles: December 2013 to February 2014 and August 2014 to November 2014...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
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