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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428803/distribution-of-mast-cells-and-locations-depths-and-sizes-of-the-putative-acupoints-cv-8-and-ki-16
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Sharon Jiyoon Jung, Haim Song, Yu Yeon Kim, Jungdae Kim, Sungchul Kim, Yoon-Kyu Song, Kwang-Sup Soh
The anatomical locations and sizes of acupuncture points (APs) are identified in traditional Chinese medicine by using the cun measurement method. More precise knowledge of those locations and sizes to submillimeter precision, along with their cytological characterizations, would provide significant contributions both to scientific investigations and to precise control of the practice of acupuncture. Over recent decades, researchers have come to realize that APs in the skin of rats and humans have more mast cells (MCs) than neighboring nonacupoints...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427430/profile-and-professional-expectations-of-medical-students-from-11-latin-american-countries-the-red-lirhus-project
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Percy Mayta-Tristán, Reneé Pereyra-Elías, Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Christian R Mejia, Fiorella Inga-Berrospi, Edward Mezones-Holguín
BACKGROUND: Latin America is undergoing a human resource crisis in health care in terms of labor shortage, misdistribution and poor orientation to primary care. Workforce data are needed to inform the planning of long-term strategies to address this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the academic and motivational profile, as well as the professional expectations, of Latin American medical students. RESULTS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, multi-country study evaluating medical students from 11 Spanish-speaking countries in 2011-2012...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427323/detection-of-qtl-for-traits-related-to-adaptation-to-sub-optimal-climatic-conditions-in-chickens
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Ching-Yi Lien, Michèle Tixier-Boichard, Shih-Wen Wu, Woei-Fuh Wang, Chen Siang Ng, Chih-Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: Growth traits can be used as indicators of adaptation to sub-optimal conditions. The current study aimed at identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) that control performance under variable temperature conditions in chickens. METHODS: An F2 population was produced by crossing the Taiwan Country chicken L2 line (selected for body weight, comb area, and egg production) with an experimental line of Rhode Island Red layer R- (selected for low residual feed consumption)...
April 20, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426822/genomics-of-a-revived-breed-case-study-of-the-belgian-campine-cattle
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Liesbeth François, Katrien Wijnrocx, Frédéric G Colinet, Nicolas Gengler, Bettine Hulsegge, Jack J Windig, Nadine Buys, Steven Janssens
Through centuries of both natural and artificial selection, a variety of local cattle populations arose with highly specific phenotypes. However, the intensification and expansion of scale in animal production systems led to the predominance of a few highly productive cattle breeds. The loss of local populations is often considered irreversible and with them specific qualities and rare variants could be lost as well. Over these last years, the interest in these local breeds has increased again leading to increasing efforts to conserve these breeds or even revive lost populations, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423007/recombinants-from-the-crosses-between-amphidiploid-and-cultivated-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-for-pest-resistance-breeding-programs
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Ailton Ferreira de Paula, Naiana Barbosa Dinato, Bianca Baccili Zanotto Vigna, Alessandra Pereira Fávero
Peanut is a major oilseed crop worldwide. In the Brazilian peanut production, silvering thrips and red necked peanut worm are the most threatening pests. Resistant varieties are considered an alternative to pest control. Many wild diploid Arachis species have shown resistance to these pests, and these can be used in peanut breeding by obtaining hybrid of A and B genomes and subsequent polyploidization with colchicine, resulting in an AABB amphidiploid. This amphidiploid can be crossed with cultivated peanut (AABB) to provide genes of interest to the cultivar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422592/role-of-colors-in-pediatric-dental-practices
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Ketan Bubna, Sapna Hegde, Dinesh Rao
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the association between colors and emotions in a pediatric dental population. STUDY DESIGN: In this randomized cross-sectional study, 100 children aged 6-12 years were categorized as non-anxious and anxious using Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale-Revised. They were then instructed to color two cartoon faces, one depicting happiness emotion and the other, sadness, with any of six colors provided. Data obtained were statistically analyzed...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421787/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-pattern-cognitive-status-and-depressive-symptoms-in-an-elderly-non-institutionalized-population
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Ana Hernández-Galiot, Isabel Goñi
INTRODUCTION: Scientific evidence indicates that adherence to the Mediterranean diet protects against the deterioration of cognitive status and depressive symptoms during aging. However, few studies have been conducted in elderly non-institutionalized subjects. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the relation between the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and cognitive status and depressive symptoms in an elderly population over 75 years. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a Mediterranean city (Garrucha, Spain) in 79 elderly people over 75 (36 men and 41 women)...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421475/association-of-white-and-red-meat-consumption-with-general-and-abdominal-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-among-a-population-of-iranian-military-families-in-2016
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Arasb Dabbagh-Moghadam, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Morteza Nasiri, Ali Miri, Maliehe Rahdar, Omid Sadeghi
PURPOSE: To assess the association of red and white meat consumption with general and abdominal obesity among Iranian military families. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 525 subjects with age range of 19-55 years belong to military families of Army of Islamic Republic of Iran were recruited during 2016. Dietary data were collected using semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire. A self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data on demographic characteristics and anthropometric measurements...
April 18, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420571/assessing-guidelines-for-burn-referrals-in-a-resource-constrained-setting-demographic-and-clinical-factors-associated-with-inter-facility-transfer
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A Klingberg, L Wallis, H Rode, T Stenberg, L Laflamme, M Hasselberg
AIM: The aim was to assess demographic and clinical factors associated with inter-facility referrals for patients with burns in a resource-constrained setting. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional case review of patients presenting with a burn at the trauma unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RXH) in Cape Town, South Africa. RESULTS: Six hundred and eleven-(71%) children were referred to the burns or the intensive care unit and 253 children were treated and discharged from the trauma unit...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420106/temporary-black-henna-tattoos-and-sensitization-to-para-phenylenediamine-ppd-two-paediatric-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Elisa Panfili, Susanna Esposito, Giuseppe Di Cara
Background: The use of temporary henna tattoos has increased dramatically in recent years, especially in children and adolescents. To obtain a darker colour and prolong the life of the tattoo, red henna, a plant-derived substance, is typically added to para-phenylenediamine (PPD). The mixture is called temporary black henna tattoo (TBHT). Because of its molecular characteristics, PPD can induce skin sensitization that may cause various clinical manifestations with successive exposures, among which the most common is allergic contact dermatitis (ACD)...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419546/connexin43-and-runx2-interact-to-affect-cortical-bone-geometry-skeletal-development-and-osteoblast-and-osteoclast-function
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Atum M Buo, Ryan E Tomlinson, Eric R Eidelman, Max Chason, Joseph P Stains
The coupling of osteoblasts and osteocytes by connexin43 (Cx43) gap junctions permits the sharing of second messengers that coordinate bone cell function and cortical bone acquisition. However, details of how Cx43 converts shared second messengers into signals that converge onto essential osteogenic processes are incomplete. Here, we use in vitro and in vivo methods to show that Cx43 and Runx2 functionally interact to regulate osteoblast gene expression and proliferation, ultimately affecting cortical bone properties...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409830/magnesium-for-treating-sickle-cell-disease
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Nan Nitra Than, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Senthil K Palaniappan, Adinegara Bl Abas, Lucia De Franceschi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive inherited haemoglobinopathy which causes painful vaso-occlusive crises due to sickle red blood cell dehydration. Vaso-occlusive crises are common painful events responsible for a variety of clinical complications; overall mortality is increased and life expectancy decreased compared to the general population. Experimental studies suggest that intravenous magnesium has proven to be well-tolerated in individuals hospitalised for the immediate relief of acute (sudden onset) painful crisis and has the potential to decrease the length of hospital stay...
April 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407789/identification-and-functional-characterisation-of-a-schistosoma-japonicum-insulin-like-peptide
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Xiaofeng Du, Donald P McManus, Pengfei Cai, Wei Hu, Hong You
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that insulin receptors in schistosomes, triggered by host insulin, play an important role in parasite growth, development and fecundity by regulating glucose metabolism. However, limited information is available on the recently identified endogenous insulin-like peptide (ILP) in blood flukes. RESULTS: We isolated ILPs from Schistosoma japonicum (SjILP) and S. recognised (SmILP) and present results of their molecular and structural analysis...
April 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406507/achieving-yellow-emission-by-varying-the-donor-acceptor-units-in-rod-shaped-fluorenyl-alkynyl-based-%C3%AF-conjugated-oligomers-and-their-binuclear-gold-i-alkynyl-complexes
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Sk Najmul Islam, Amit Sil, Sanjib K Patra
Fluorenyl-alkynyl based π-conjugated rod-shaped oligomers bearing different central aromatic moieties and functionalizable di-alkynyl termini, such as H-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-H (OH1), H-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Btz-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-H (OH2) and H-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Btd-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-Fl-[triple bond, length as m-dash]-H (OH3) where Fl = 9,9-dioctylfluorene, Btz = N-hexylbenzotriazole, and Btd = benzothiadiazole, were successfully synthesized by a Pd(0) catalyzed Stille coupling protocol...
April 13, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402331/performances-of-the-hybrid-between-cyca-nucleocytplasmic-hybrid-fish-and-scattered-mirror-carp-in-different-culture-environments
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Xiangjiang Liu, Hongwei Liang, Zhong Li, Yongjun Liang, Cuiyun Lu, Chitao Li, Yumei Chang, Guiwei Zou, Guangfu Hu
To improve the performance of growth traits and survival in common carp, CyCa nucleocytoplasmic hybrid fish (C) was used as parental fish for hybridization with Russian scattered mirror carp (R). Performances in morphological characters, growth traits and survival rate were compared among the purebreds (CC &RR) and crossbreds (RC &CR) at different time period in solitary and communal rearing system, respectively. The results demonstrated that both RC and CR crossbreds inherited the grey skin color type from the mirror carp, and got the full-scale pattern from the CyCa nucleocytoplasmic hybrid fish, which suggested that the grey color dominated to red color and full-scale dominated to scattered scale...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401218/dual-po2-pco2-fibre-optic-sensing-film
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John J Davenport, Michelle Hickey, Justin P Phillips, Panayiotis A Kyriacou
A fibre optic multi-sensor has been developed for biomedical sensing applications using a tip coating solution sensitive to both oxygen and carbon dioxide. An oxygen sensitive phosphorescence quenching complex based on platinum octaethylporphyrin (PtOEP) was combined with a carbon dioxide sensitive phosphorescence compound based on 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid trisodium salt (HPTS). When excited by blue light (470 nm), the resultant coating had two fluorescent peaks at 515 nm (green) and 645 nm (red) which responded to partial pressure of CO2 and O2 respectively...
April 12, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400519/balance-of-microtubule-stiffness-and-cortical-tension-determines-the-size-of-blood-cells-with-marginal-band-across-species
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Serge Dmitrieff, Adolfo Alsina, Aastha Mathur, François J Nédélec
The fast bloodstream of animals is associated with large shear stresses. To withstand these conditions, blood cells have evolved a special morphology and a specific internal architecture to maintain their integrity over several weeks. For instance, nonmammalian red blood cells, mammalian erythroblasts, and platelets have a peripheral ring of microtubules, called the marginal band, that flattens the overall cell morphology by pushing on the cell cortex. In this work, we model how the shape of these cells stems from the balance between marginal band rigidity and cortical tension...
April 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400039/population-access-to-reperfusion-services-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-kerala-india
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Anoop Mathew, Jabir Abdullakutty, Placid Sebastian, Sunitha Viswanathan, Cibu Mathew, Venugopalan Nair, Padinhare P Mohanan, A George Koshy
BACKGROUND: Population access to timely reperfusion is a decisive factor in determining the success and acceptability of any regional system of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care. We sought to determine the proportion of population of the southern Indian state of Kerala having timely access to STEMI reperfusion. METHODS: We identified the STEMI reperfusion facilities available at all acute-care hospitals, in Kerala, by conducting a cross-sectional survey...
April 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399852/association-of-classical-markers-and-establishment-of-the-dyslipidemic-sub-phenotype-of-sickle-cell-anemia
#19
Milena Magalhães Aleluia, Caroline Conceição da Guarda, Rayra Pereira Santiago, Teresa Cristina Cardoso Fonseca, Fábia Idalina Neves, Regiana Quinto de Souza, Larissa Alves Farias, Felipe Araújo Pimenta, Luciana Magalhães Fiuza, Thassila Nogueira Pitanga, Júnia Raquel Dutra Ferreira, Elisângela Vitória Adorno, Bruno Antônio Veloso Cerqueira, Marilda de Souza Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients exhibit sub-phenotypes associated to hemolysis and vaso-occlusion. The disease has a chronic inflammatory nature that has been also associated to alterations in the lipid profile. This study aims to analyze hematological and biochemical parameters to provide knowledge about the SCA sub-phenotypes previously described and suggest a dyslipidemic sub-phenotype. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 2013 to 2014, and 99 SCA patients in steady state were enrolled...
April 11, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399548/adherence-to-back-pain-clinical-practice-guidelines-by-brazilian-physical-therapists-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Fabrício Soares de Souza, Carlos Emílio Ladeira, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional observational study. OBJECTIVES: 1) To investigate whether Brazilian physical therapists make clinical decisions for patients with low back pain based upon clinical practice guidelines. 2) To determine whether the physical therapists are able to recognize differential diagnoses of low back pain associated with red or yellow flags. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Early adherence to clinical practice guidelines may accelerate recovery and reduce the costs associated with low back pain...
April 10, 2017: Spine
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