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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101772/zinc-deficiency-in-the-pediatric-age-group-is-common-but-underevaluated
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Dogus Vuralli, Leyla Tumer, Alev Hasanoglu
BACKGROUND: Subclinical micronutrient deficiencies have been gradually becoming more important as a public health problem and drawing attention of the health authorities. Today it has been known that detecting and treating people having deficiency symptoms alone is no longer sufficient. It is important to detect and prevent any deficiency before it displays clinical manifestations. Zinc deficiency is one of the most widespread micronutrient deficiencies. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the zinc status and the associated factors in healthy school-age children...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101714/assessment-of-zinc-status-in-school-age-children-from-rural-areas-in-china-nutrition-and-health-survey-2002-and-2012
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Xiaobing Liu, Jianhua Piao, Yu Zhang, Yuna He, Weidong Li, Lichen Yang, Xiaoguang Yang
Zinc is an essential trace element for growth and development in children, but zinc deficiency is a serious nutritional problem worldwide. Our study aimed to assess the zinc status of school-age children living in rural areas of China and to examine the change of zinc status based on the China Nutrition and Health Survey 2002 and 2012. We used the probability proportional to size sampling method for subject selection, and a total of 3407 school-age children were included in this study. Zinc status was assessed by three items of indicators recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG)...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100609/sterol-binding-by-the-tombusviral-replication-proteins-is-essential-for-replication-in-yeast-and-plants
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Kai Xu, Peter D Nagy
: Membranous structures derived from various organelles are important for replication of plus-stranded RNA viruses. Although the important roles of co-opted host proteins in RNA virus replication have been appreciated for a decade, the equally important functions of cellular lipids in virus replication are gaining full attention only recently. Previous works with Tomato bushy stunt tombusvirus (TBSV) in model host yeast have revealed essential roles for phosphatidylethanolamine and sterols in viral replication...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100278/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-undernutrition-among-schoolchildren-in-the-plateau-central-and-centre-ouest-regions-of-burkina-faso
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Séverine Erismann, Astrid M Knoblauch, Serge Diagbouga, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Akina Shrestha, Grissoum Tarnagda, Boubacar Savadogo, Christian Schindler, Jürg Utzinger, Guéladio Cissé
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors determine children's nutritional status, including energy and nutrient intake, recurrent infectious diseases, access (or lack thereof) to clean water and improved sanitation, and hygiene practices, among others. The "Vegetables go to School: improving nutrition through agricultural diversification" (VgtS) project implements an integrated school garden programme in five countries, including Burkina Faso. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of undernutrition and its risk factors among schoolchildren in Burkina Faso before the start of the project...
January 19, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100200/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-anaemia-among-children-aged-6-to-59%C3%A2-months-in-namutumba-district-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fiona Kuziga, Yeka Adoke, Rhoda K Wanyenze
BACKGROUND: Anaemia is one of the major causes of death among children under five years in Africa, with a prevalence of 64.6% among pre-school children. In 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional study in Namutumba district in East-central Uganda to determine the prevalence and factors associated with anaemia among children aged 6 to 59 months. METHODS: We conducted a household survey in 376 randomly selected households. One child aged 6 to 59 months was randomly sampled from each selected household...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095446/neglected-intestinal-parasites-malnutrition-and-associated-key-factors-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-among-indigenous-communities-in-sarawak-malaysia
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Yamuna Rajoo, Stephen Ambu, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Komalaveni Rajoo, Siew Chang Tey, Chan Woon Lu, Romano Ngui
Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) have been recognized as one of the most significant causes of illness among disadvantaged communities. Many studies have been conducted on the prevalence of IPIs in Malaysia. However, these studies mostly focused on the indigenous groups in Peninsular Malaysia. The present study was conducted to provide the current baseline data on prevalence of IPIs, anaemia, malnutrition and associated risk factors among the indigenous communities in Sarawak, situation at northwest Borneo island of Malaysia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093507/mosaic-expression-of-atrx-in-the-central-nervous-system-causes-memory-deficits
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Renee J Tamming, Jennifer R Siu, Yan Jiang, Marco A M Prado, Frank Beier, Nathalie G Bérubé
The rapid modulation of chromatin organization is thought to play a critical role in cognitive processes such as memory consolidation. This is supported in part by the dysregulation of many chromatin remodeling proteins in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. A key example is ATRX, an X-linked gene commonly mutated in individuals with syndromic and non-syndromic intellectual disability (ID). The consequences of Atrx inactivation on learning and memory have been difficult to evaluate due to the early lethality of hemizygous-null animals...
January 12, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086835/stunting-and-severe-stunting-among-children-under-5%C3%A2-years-in-nigeria-a-multilevel-analysis
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Blessing Jaka Akombi, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, John Joseph Hall, Dafna Merom, Thomas Astell-Burt, Andre M N Renzaho
BACKGROUND: Stunting has been identified as one of the major proximal risk factors for poor physical and mental development of children under-5 years. Stunting predominantly occurs in the first 1000 days of life (0-23 months) and continues to the age of five. This study examines factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria. METHODS: The sample included 24,529 children aged 0-59 months from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077108/wasting-underweight-and-stunting-among-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-presenting-at-mulago-hospital-uganda
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Anthony Batte, Peter Lwabi, Sulaiman Lubega, Sarah Kiguli, Kennedy Otwombe, Lucy Chimoyi, Violette Nabatte, Charles Karamagi
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk of malnutrition. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting among children with congenital heart disease attending Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. METHODS: A cross-sectional study among 194 children aged 0-15 years was conducted between August 2013 and March 2014. Anthropometric measurements and clinical assessments were carried out on all children...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076655/fecal-total-iron-concentration-is-inversely-associated-with-fecal-lactobacillus-in-preschool-children
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Sasank Kalipatnapu, Sivaraman Kuppuswamy, Giriprasad Venugopal, Venkatesh Kaliaperumal, Balamurugan Ramadass
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency is associated with stunting and poor performance in children. Oral iron supplementation is widely promoted to correct iron deficiency. However, excess iron may be toxic to beneficial luminal gut bacteria and could support growth of pathobionts. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the fecal total iron concentration and fecal Lactobacillus levels in a cohort of stunted and normal children. DESIGN: The study was undertaken in two different locations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072501/nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-respiratory-pathogens-in-warao-amerindians-significant-relationship-with-stunting
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Lilly M Verhagen, Meyke Hermsen, Ismar A Rivera-Olivero, María Carolina Sisco, Marien I de Jonge, Peter W M Hermans, Jacobus H de Waard
OBJECTIVE: To assess risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of pathogens in geographically isolated Warao Amerindians in Venezuela. METHODS: In this point prevalence survey, nasopharyngeal swabs were obtained from 1064 Warao Amerindians: 504 children aged 0 - 4 years, 227 children aged 5 - 10 years, and 333 caregivers. Written questionnaires were completed to obtain information on demographics and environmental risk factors. Anthropometric measurements were performed in children aged 0 - 4 years...
January 10, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069632/a-few-sequence-polymorphisms-among-isolates-of-maize-bushy-stunt-phytoplasma-associate-with-organ-proliferation-symptoms-of-infected-maize-plants
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Zigmunds Orlovskis, Maria Cristina Canale, Mindia Haryono, João Roberto Spotti Lopes, Chih-Horng Kuo, Saskia A Hogenhout
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maize bushy stunt phytoplasma (MBSP) is a bacterial pathogen of maize (Zea mays L.) across Latin America. MBSP belongs to the 16SrI-B sub-group within the genus 'Candidatus Phytoplasma'. MBSP and its insect vector Dalbulus maidis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) are restricted to maize; both are thought to have coevolved with maize during its domestication from a teosinte-like ancestor. MBSP-infected maize plants show a diversity of symptoms. and it is likely that MBSP is under strong selection for increased virulence and insect transmission on maize hybrids that are widely grown in Brazil...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068960/nutritional-status-among-primary-school-children-in-rural-sri-lanka-a-public-health-challenge-for-a-country-with-high-child-health-standards
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N P G C R Naotunna, M Dayarathna, H Maheshi, G S Amarasinghe, V S Kithmini, M Rathnayaka, L Premachandra, N Premarathna, P C Rajasinghe, G Wijewardana, T C Agampodi, S B Agampodi
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status of pre adolescent children is not widely studied in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this study was to determine the nutritional status among pre-adolescent school children in a rural province of Sri Lanka. METHODS: A school based cross sectional study was carried out in North Central Province in 100 rural schools, selected using multi stage cluster sampling with probability proportionate to size. Children in grade one to five were enrolled with a maximum cluster size of fifty...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062532/lipid-synthesis-is-a-metabolic-liability-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Robert U Svensson, Reuben J Shaw
The renaissance in the study of cancer metabolism has refocused efforts to identify and target metabolic dependencies of tumors as an approach for cancer therapy. One of the unique metabolic requirements that cancer cells possess to sustain their biosynthetic growth demands is altered fatty acid metabolism, in particular the synthesis of de novo fatty acids that are required as cellular building blocks to support cell division. Enhanced fatty acid synthesis that is observed in many tumor types has been postulated to open a therapeutic window for cancer therapy and, correspondingly, efforts to pharmacologically inhibit key enzymes of fatty acid synthesis are being pursued...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062374/proteomic-analysis-of-the-rett-syndrome-experimental-model-mecp2-q63x-mutant-zebrafish
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Alessio Cortelazzo, Thomas Pietri, Claudio De Felice, Silvia Leoncini, Roberto Guerranti, Cinzia Signorini, Anna Maria Timperio, Lello Zolla, Lucia Ciccoli, Joussef Hayek
: Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe genetic disorder resulting from mutations in the X-linked methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene. Recently, a zebrafish carrying a mecp2-null mutation has been developed with the resulting phenotypes exhibiting defective sensory and thigmotactic responses, and abnormal motor behavior reminiscent of the human disease. Here, we performed a proteomic analysis to examine protein expression changes in mecp2-null vs. wild-type larvae and adult zebrafish...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058102/prevalence-demographic-characteristics-and-associated-risk-factors-of-malnutrition-among-0-5-aged-children-a-cross-sectional-study-from-van-eastern-turkey
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Baran Serdar Kizilyildiz, Bülent Sönmez, Kamuran Karaman, Burhan Beger, Adnan Mercen, Süleyman Alioglu, Yasar Cesur
Malnutrition in childhood is a dramatic indicator of poor socio-economical status worldwide. To recognize and reveal the socio-demographic features is crucial, especially for developing countries. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and association with sociodemographic variables of malnutrition in 0-5 years old children in Van, Turkey. A total of 702 children are included in this cross-sectional study. Demographic features of subject including age, gender, family characteristics and other data were obtained...
November 17, 2016: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057000/erratum-to-trends-and-determinants-of-inequities-in-childhood-stunting-in-bangladesh-from-1996-7-to-2014
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Atonu Rabbani, Akib Khan, Sifat Yusuf, Alayne Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056945/a-mixed-methods-study-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-food-based-interventions-to-prevent-stunting-among-children-under-five-years-in-districts-thatta-and-sujawal-sindh-province-pakistan-study-protocol
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Sumra Kureishy, Gul Nawaz Khan, Shabina Arrif, Khizar Ashraf, Angela Cespedes, Muhammad Atif Habib, Imtiaz Hussain, Asmat Ullah, Ali Turab, Imran Ahmed, Shehla Zaidi, Sajid Bashir Soofi
BACKGROUND: Maternal and child malnutrition is widely prevalent in low and middle income countries. In Pakistan, widespread food insecurity and malnutrition are the main contributors to poor health, low survival rates and the loss of human capital development. The nutritional status trends among children exhibit a continuous deteriorating with rates of malnutrition exceeding the WHO critical threshold. With the high prevalence of maternal and child malnutrition, it is important to identify effective preventative approaches, especially for reducing stunting in children under-five years of age...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049661/height-in-healthy-children-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-an-assessment
#19
Mahesh Karra, S V Subramanian, Günther Fink
BACKGROUND: Despite rapid economic development and reductions in child mortality worldwide, continued high rates of early childhood stunting have put the global applicability of international child-height standards into question. OBJECTIVES: We used population-based survey data to identify children growing up in healthy environments in low- and middle-income countries and compared the height distribution of these children to the height distribution of the reference sample established by the WHO...
January 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049537/imperforated-cor-triatriatum-dexter-in-a-dog-with-concurrent-caudal-vena-cava-wall-mineralization
#20
Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Gregory Starrak, Kathleen Linn, Elisabeth Christine Roberston Snead
BACKGROUND: Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with various manifestations and has been sporadically described in dogs. Clinically the dogs present with nonspecific signs of right heart failure or Budd-Chiari-like syndrome. Other associated concurrent cardiovascular anomalies are commonly reported. Diagnosis and full characterization of this complex malformation requires careful investigation and often a multimodal imaging approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 10-week-old, male intact, Golden Retriever was presented with clinical signs of stunted growth, anorexia, and progressive ascites...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
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