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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346913/selected-food-consumption-mediates-the-association-between-education-level-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adults
#1
Oh Yoen Kim, So-Young Kwak, Boeun Kim, Young-Sun Kim, Hye Young Kim, Min-Jeong Shin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Low socioeconomic status (SES) is linked to higher incidence/mortality of cardiovascular disease, but emerging evidence inconsistently reported that education level, a proxy for SES, is related to cardiovascular risk and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Koreans. Furthermore, limited information is available on whether dietary components would mediate the relationship between education level and cardiovascular risk. We hypothesized that selected food consumption mediates the association between education level and MetS prevalence...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345493/genetic-risk-scores-sex-and-dietary-factors-interact-to-alter-serum-uric-acid-trajectory-among-african-american-urban-adults
#2
May A Beydoun, Jose-Atilio Canas, Marie T Fanelli-Kuczmarski, Salman M Tajuddin, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
Serum uric acid (SUA), a causative agent for gout among others, is affected by both genetic and dietary factors, perhaps differentially by sex. We evaluated cross-sectional (SUAbase) and longitudinal (SUArate) associations of SUA with a genetic risk score (GRS), diet and sex. We then tested the interactive effect of GRS, diet and sex on SUA. Longitudinal data on 766 African-American urban adults participating in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhood of Diversity across the Lifespan study were used. In all, three GRS for SUA were created from known SUA-associated SNP (GRSbase (n 12 SNP), GRSrate (n 3 SNP) and GRStotal (n 15 SNP))...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342838/the-effect-of-the-packaging-system-and-storage-time-on-myofibrillar-protein-degradation-and-oxidation-process-in-relation-to-beef-tenderness
#3
Małgorzata Moczkowska, Andrzej Półtorak, Magdalena Montowska, Edward Pospiech, Agnieszka Wierzbicka
This study investigated the impact of packaging systems on the degradation and oxidation of beef proteins regarding beef tenderness of longissimus lumborum (LL) and biceps femoris (BF) muscles stored in vacuum skin packaging (VSP), a modified atmosphere with high oxygen concentration (MAP), and combined of these two methods (VSP+MAP). A significant decrease in the Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) in VSP at D14 and D28 for LL was observed compared to BF. A significant effect of packaging system on troponin-T (Tn-T) and desmin degradation was shown (p≤0...
March 18, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340710/selective-colorimetric-analysis-of-spermine-based-on-the-cross-linking-aggregation-of-gold-nanoparticles-chain-assembly
#4
Jian Wang, Zhu Lian Wu, Hong Zhi Zhang, Yuan Fang Li, Cheng Zhi Huang
A selective colorimetric assay for spermine was proposed in this work. In a weak alkaline medium, the conformational structure of double-stranded calf thymus DNA (ctDNA) was loosened to install gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) into chains. While, the chain assembly of AuNPs could form cross-linking aggregates when spermine was present, which was attributed to the electrostatic interaction between the positive change of spermine and negative change both of AuNPs and ctDNA, as well as the groove binding between ctDNA and spermine...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338565/corneal-nerve-morphology-sensitivity-and-tear-neuropeptides-in-contact-lens-wear
#5
Blanka Golebiowski, Cecilia Chao, Fiona Stapleton, Isabelle Jalbert
PURPOSE: To determine tear neuropeptide levels in contact lens wearers and non-wearers, and to examine relationships with indices of corneal innervation, tear function, and ocular discomfort. METHODS: A cross-sectional, single-visit, investigator-masked pilot study. Assessments included Ocular Comfort Index (OCI), central and mid-peripheral corneal nerve density and morphology (HRT-Rostock), corneal sensitivity (Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer), tear Substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) concentration (ELISA), in situ tear osmolarity (TearLab), tear secretion (Phenol Red Thread), and noninvasive tear break-up time (NITBUT; Keeler Tearscope)...
April 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335435/spirobifluorene-core-based-novel-hole-transporting-materials-for-red-phosphorescence-oleds
#6
Ramanaskanda Braveenth, Hyeong Woo Bae, Quynh Pham Bao Nguyen, Haye Min Ko, Choong Hun Lee, Hyeong Jun Kim, Jang Hyuk Kwon, Kyu Yun Chai
Two new hole transporting materials, named HTM 1A and HTM 1B, were designed and synthesized in significant yields using the well-known Buchwald Hartwig and Suzuki cross- coupling reactions. Both materials showed higher decomposition temperatures (over 450 °C) at 5% weight reduction and HTM 1B exhibited a higher glass transition temperature of 180 °C. Red phosphorescence-based OLED devices were fabricated to analyze the device performances compared to Spiro-NPB and NPB as reference hole transporting materials...
March 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334909/changes-in-awareness-of-cancer-risk-factors-among-adult-new-zealanders-caanz-2001-to-2015
#7
R Richards, B McNoe, E Iosua, A I Reeder, R Egan, L Marsh, L Robertson, B Maclennan, A Dawson, R Quigg, A-C Petersen
Behaviour change, specifically that which decreases cancer risk, is an essential element of cancer control. Little information is available about how awareness of risk factors may be changing over time. This study describes the awareness of cancer risk behaviours among adult New Zealanders in two cross-sectional studies conducted in 2001 and 2014/5.Telephone interviews were conducted in 2001 (n = 436) and 2014/5 (n = 1064). Participants were asked to recall things they can do to reduce their risk of cancer...
February 27, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333357/dietary-patterns-foods-and-nutrients-in-male-fertility-parameters-and-fecundability-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#8
Albert Salas-Huetos, Mònica Bulló, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of all couples of reproductive age. Male factors, including decreased semen quality, are responsible for ~25% of these cases. The dietary pattern, the components of the diet and nutrients have been studied as possible determinants of sperm function and/or fertility. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: Previous systematic reviews have been made of the few heterogeneous low-quality randomized clinical trials (RCTs) conducted in small samples of participants and investigating the effect of specific nutrients and nutritional supplements on male infertility...
March 10, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330733/what-do-children-eat-in-the-summer-a-direct-observation-of-summer-day-camps-that-serve-meals
#9
Erica L Kenney, Rebekka M Lee, Carolyn J Brooks, Angie L Cradock, Steven L Gortmaker
BACKGROUND: More than 14 million children in the United States attend summer camp annually, yet little is known about the food environment in day camps. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the nutritional quality of meals served to, brought by, and consumed by children attending summer day camps serving meals and snacks, and to describe camp water access. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS/SETTINGS: Participants were 149 children attending five summer camps in Boston, MA, in 2013...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328787/prone-positioning-improves-ventilation-homogeneity-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#10
Alison Lupton-Smith, Andrew Argent, Peter Rimensberger, Inez Frerichs, Brenda Morrow
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of prone positioning on ventilation distribution in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Paediatric Intensive Care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS: Electrical impedance tomography measures were taken in the supine position, after which the child was turned into the prone position, and subsequent electrical impedance tomography measurements were taken...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328601/improving-the-results-of-cross-lip-vermilion-flap-in-cleft-patients
#11
Amin Rahpeyma, Saeedeh Khajehahmadi
Cross lip vermilion flap is a myomucosal flap that uses lower red lip to augment deficient upper lip vermilion. Technical note that helps in imitating upper lip tubercle structure is presented. Appropriate patient selection to prevent unfavorable results such as color mismatch, local vermilion excess, and lower lip thinning are presented. Indirect benefits of this flap for decreasing upper incisor tooth show and better balance of upper/lower lip thickness are discussed.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326727/-development-and-characterization-of-oriented-scaffolds-derived-from-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
#12
Li Kun, Zhao Yanhong, Xu Chen, Wang Lianyong, Yang Qiang, Li Hongfa, Teng Binhong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to prepare oriented scaffolds derived from a cartilage extracellular matrix (CECM) and to investigate their physicochemical property and compatibility with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). METHODS: A fresh porcine articular cartilage was cut into pieces. Cartilage nanofibers with diameters of 50-500 nm were collected through homogenization and centrifugation. These nanofibers were then decellularized by using Triton X-100 to produce 6% CECM...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324991/features-of-cerebral-oxygenation-detects-brain-injury-in-premature-infants
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John M O'Toole, Mmoloki Kenosi, Daragh Finn, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene M Dempsey
Babies born prematurely can develop brain injury within days after birth. Early identification of high-risk infants enables appropriate clinical care to mitigate potential lifelong disabilities. Near infra-red spectroscopy is an established technology that can provide continuous measurements of cerebral oxygen saturation (rcSO2) over this critical period. We develop a feature set of the rcSO2 signal for the purpose of detecting brain injury. Our feature set contains amplitude, spectral, and fractal dimension features within 5 frequency bands...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317390/failing-to-protect-humanitarian-workers-lessons-from-britain-and-voluntary-aid-detachments-in-the-second-world-war
#14
Amol A Verma
This paper draws on official records of international and British organizations, newspaper reports, and volunteer memoirs to study the failure to protect humanitarian workers in the Second World War. The Second World War saw a significant expansion in the use of air warfare and flying missiles and these technological advances posed a grave threat to civilians and humanitarian workers. In this context, the International Committee of the Red Cross advocated unsuccessfully to restrict air warfare and create safe hospital zones...
March 19, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316437/a-comparative-study-showing-the-potency-of-anti-c3d-and-anti-immunoglobulin-g-in-polyspecific-anti-human-globulin-using-fresh-and-cryopreserved-red-blood-cells
#15
Kanchan Ahuja, Ranjan Kumar Satapathy, Garima Gulati, Surinder Singh
BACKGROUND: The antiglobulin test is used to determine red blood cells (RBCs) having surface-bound immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or complement (C3b, C3d, C4b, and C4d) free in serum or attached to antigens on RBCs. In such circumstances, the quality of the anti-human globulin (AHG) which is used in routine cross-match/indirect agglutination test plays a vital role in blood transfusion medicine. For potency testing of polyspecific AHG, it is recommended by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research to use fresh O +ve RBCs within 1 hr of collection for sensitization with anti-C3d...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303057/retrospective-survey-and-evaluation-of-first-line-antibiotics-for-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#16
Naoki Mukoyama, Marie Nakashima, Koichi Miyamura, Akira Yoshimi, Yukihiro Noda, Kazuhiro Mori
Patients with acute leukemia are susceptible to chemotherapy-induced severe myelosuppression, and therefore are at a high risk for febrile neutropenia (FN). In such cases, the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics such as fourth-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems is recommended as first-line antimicrobial treatment; however, the effectiveness of these agents in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has not been investigated in detail. We retrospectively examined and evaluated the effectiveness of first-line antibiotic treatment regimens for chemotherapy-induced FN in patients with AML in Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302346/postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-and-blood-product-transfusion-after-synthetic-colloid-use-during-cardiac-surgery
#17
Rajika Tobey, Hao Cheng, Mei Gao, Zhongmin Li, J Nilas Young, W Douglas Boyd, Fuhai Ji, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effect of 2 types of hydroxyethyl starches (HES) on renal integrity and blood transfusion in cardiac surgery patients. DESIGN: Retrospective investigation. SETTING: Patients from a single tertiary medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Inclusion criteria included coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and/or valve surgery that included cardiopulmonary bypass with aortic cross-clamping. INTERVENTIONS: Intraoperative HES and blood product administration...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300263/size-specific-emission-in-peptide-capped-gold-quantum-clusters-with-tunable-photoswitching-behavior
#18
Abhishek Baral, Kingshuk Basu, Sirshendu Ghosh, Kalishankar Bhattacharyya, Subhasish Roy, Ayan Datta, Arindam Banerjee
Three different types of fluorescent gold clusters (namely blue, green and red emitting) have been prepared from a gold precursor (chloroauric acid) under moderate conditions in aqueous medium. A cysteine containing dipeptide has been used for the formation of these quantum clusters as this peptide molecule contains a thiol group in the side chain to cap these nascently formed clusters and the free amino and carboxylic moieties assist in water solubility. Thus, the clusters are also environmentally friendly as the capped peptide is made up of only naturally occurring protein amino acids...
March 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300146/a-rapid-screening-approach-to-detect-and-quantify-microplastics-based-on-fluorescent-tagging-with-nile-red
#19
Thomas Maes, Rebecca Jessop, Nikolaus Wellner, Karsten Haupt, Andrew G Mayes
A new approach is presented for analysis of microplastics in environmental samples, based on selective fluorescent staining using Nile Red (NR), followed by density-based extraction and filtration. The dye adsorbs onto plastic surfaces and renders them fluorescent when irradiated with blue light. Fluorescence emission is detected using simple photography through an orange filter. Image-analysis allows fluorescent particles to be identified and counted. Magnified images can be recorded and tiled to cover the whole filter area, allowing particles down to a few micrometres to be detected...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298910/clustering-of-subgingival-microbiota-reveals-microbial-disease-ecotypes-associated-with-clinical-stages-of-periodontitis-in-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Sébastien Boutin, Daniel Hagenfeld, Heiko Zimmermann, Nihad El Sayed, Tanja Höpker, Halina K Greiser, Heiko Becher, Ti-Sun Kim, Alexander H Dalpke
Periodontitis is characterized by chronic inflammation associated with alteration of the oral microbiota. In contrast to previous microbiome studies focusing a priori on comparison between extreme phenotypes, our study analyzed a random sample of 85 people. The aim of this study was to link microbial differences to disease's prevalence and severity. Using next generation sequencing of 16S rRNA amplicons and cluster analysis, we observed that the population can be divided into two major ecotypes: One mainly contained periodontal healthy/mild periodontitis individuals whereas the second ecotype showed a heterogeneous microbial distribution and clustered into three distinct sub-ecotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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