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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149057/effects-of-surfactants-on-the-preparation-of-nanocellulose-pla-composites
#1
Kirsi Immonen, Panu Lahtinen, Jaakko Pere
Thermoplastic composite materials containing wood fibers are gaining increasing interest in the manufacturing industry. One approach is to use nano- or micro-size cellulosic fibrils as additives and to improve the mechanical properties obtainable with only small fibril loadings by exploiting the high aspect ratio and surface area of nanocellulose. In this study, we used four different wood cellulose-based materials in a thermoplastic polylactide (PLA) matrix: cellulose nanofibrils produced from softwood kraft pulp (CNF) and dissolving pulp (CNFSD), enzymatically prepared high-consistency nanocellulose (HefCel) and microcellulose (MC) together with long alkyl chain dispersion-improving agents...
November 17, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148957/aerobic-exercise-training-performed-by-parents-reduces-mice-offspring-adiposity
#2
Paulo Vitor da Silva Romero, Débora Alves Guariglia, Francielli Ferreira Da Rocha, Caroline de Carvalho Picoli, Gustavo Renan Gilio, Gabriel Sergio Fabricio, Paulo Cesar de Freitas Mathias, Solange Marta Franzói de Moraes, Sidney Barnabé Peres
The present study aimed to determine the effects of physical training performed by parents on mice offspring adiposity. Male and female parents underwent an aerobic training protocol for 7 weeks. The trained and sedentary parents were allowed to mate and the resultant offspring divided in: S (Offspring from Sedentary Parents), T (Offspring from Trained Parents), ST (Offspring from Sedentary Father and Trained Mother) and TS (Offspring from Trained Father and Sedentary Mother). After weaning, offspring was euthanized, blood collected and samples of mesenteric and inguinal fat pads used to isolate adipocytes for morphologic and histological analyses...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148389/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-dna-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-persons-with-eosinophilic-meningitis-laos
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Damien K Y Ming, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Tehmina Bharucha, Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Audrey Dubot-Pérès, Paul N Newton, Matthew T Robinson
Definitive identification of Angiostrongylus cantonensis parasites from clinical specimens is difficult. As a result, regional epidemiology and burden are poorly characterized. To ascertain presence of this parasite in patients in Laos with eosinophilic meningitis, we performed quantitative PCRs on 36 cerebrospinal fluid samples; 4 positive samples confirmed the parasite's presence.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143135/the-mediating-role-of-spirituality-meaning-peace-faith-between-psychological-distress-and-mental-adjustment-in-cancer-patients
#4
Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, Urbano Lorenzo-Seva, Pere Joan Ferrando, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Carmen Beato, Teresa García, María Del Mar Muñoz, Avinash Ramchandani, Ismael Ghanem, Alejandra Rodríguez-Capote, Carlos Jara, Caterina Calderon
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were (a) to determine the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale and (b) to provide that FACIT scores behave one-dimensional to establish the mediating role of spiritual well-being in psychological distress and mental adjustment in a sample of patients with non-metastatic, resected cancer. METHOD: A total of 504 consecutive patients completed the FACIT-Sp, Brief Symptom Inventory, and Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer scales...
November 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142617/acute-strenuous-exercise-induces-an-imbalance-on-histone-h4-acetylation-histone-deacetylase-2-and-increases-the-proinflammatory-profile-of-pbmc-of-obese-individuals
#5
Gilson P Dorneles, Maria Carolina R Boeira, Lucas L Schipper, Ivy R V Silva, Viviane R Elsner, Pedro Dal Lago, Alessandra Peres, Pedro R T Romão
This study evaluated the response of global histone H4 acetylation (H4ac), histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) activity, as well as the production of proinflammatory cytokines and monocyte phenotypes of lean and obese males after exercise. Ten lean and ten obese sedentary men were submitted to one session of strenuous exercise, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were stimulated in vitro with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Global H4ac levels, HDAC2 activity in PBMC, and IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α production were analyzed...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141988/genotyping-by-sequencing-in-almond-snp-discovery-linkage-mapping-and-marker-design
#6
Shashi N Goonetilleke, Timothy J March, Michelle G Wirthensohn, Pere Arús, Amanda R Walker, Diane E Mather
In crop plant genetics, linkage maps provide the basis for the mapping of loci that affect important traits and for the selection of markers to be applied in crop improvement. In outcrossing species such as almond [Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb], application of a double pseudo-testcross mapping approach to the F1 progeny of a bi-parental cross leads to the construction of a linkage map for each parent. Here, we report on the application of genotyping-by-sequencing to discover and map single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the almond cultivars 'Nonpareil' and 'Lauranne'...
November 15, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140601/pilot-study-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-with-hcc-exceeding-milan-criteria-bclc-extended-criteria
#7
Josep M Llovet, Mihai Pavel, Jordi Rimola, Maria Alba Diaz, Jordi Colmenero, David Saavedra, Constantino Fondevila, Carmen Ayuso, Josep Fuster, Pere Ginès, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos Garcia Valdecasas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond Milan criteria might obtain acceptable survival outcomes after liver transplantation. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as a feasible alternative to overcome the paucity of donors. METHODS: In 2001 we started a protocol for LDLT in Child A-B patients with HCC fulfilling a set of criteria - the BCLC expanded criteria- that expanded the conventional indications of transplantation: 1 tumor ≤ 7cm, 5 tumors ≤ 3cm, 3 tumors ≤ 5cm without macrovascular invasion or down-staging to Milan after loco-regional therapies...
November 15, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136541/impact-of-neonatal-morbidity-on-the-risk-of-developmental-delay-in-late-preterm-infants
#8
Sílvia Martínez-Nadal, Xavier Demestre, Luisa Schonhaut, Sergio R Muñoz, Pere Sala
BACKGROUND: Late preterm infants (LPI) have a higher risk of developmental delay (DD) than term-born infants. The association of perinatal complications with specific morbidity is not clear. AIM: (1) To compare the risk of DD at 4years of age between LPI who have presence or absence of any morbidity associated with the prematurity at birth, called complicated (cLPI) or uncomplicated (uLPI), and term-born infants, (2) to determine maternal and perinatal factors associated with risk of DD, and (3) to analyze, in LPI, the association between perinatal morbidity and risk of DD...
November 11, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135988/evolution-of-acute-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-a-large-european-city-trends-and-new-patterns
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César Garriga, Sandra Manzanares-Laya, Patricia García de Olalla, Pilar Gorrindo, Sabela Lens, Ricard Solà, María Martínez-Rebollar, Montserrat Laguno, Jordi Navarro, Xavier Torras, Mercè Gurguí, María-Jesús Barberá, Josep Quer, Eva Masdeu, Pere Simón, Miriam Ros, Anna de Andrés, Joan A Caylà
The aims of this study were to describe the evolution of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections since 2004 and to determine its associated factors. Acute HCV infections diagnosed in Barcelona from 2004 to 2015 were included. Incidence ratios (IR) were then estimated for sex and age groups. Cases were grouped between 2004-2005, 2006-2011 and 2012-2015, and their incidence rate ratios (IRR) were calculated. In addition, risk factors for acute HCV infection were identified using multinomial logistic regression for complete, available and multiple imputed data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135746/computerized-clinical-decision-support-system-utilization-in-nursing-a-scoping-review-protocol
#10
Dóris Ribeiro Ortiz, Flávia de Oliveira Motta Maia, Diley Cardoso Franco Ortiz, Heloísa Helena Ciqueto Peres, Paulino Artur Ferreira de Sousa
The objective of this scoping review is to comprehensively identify and examine the available literature on computerized clinical decision support systems utilized in nursing. The following focus questions will be used as an initial starting point in order to map and discuss important characteristics of the work done in this field.
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135359/fitness-competitive-ability-and-mutation-stability-of-isolates-of-colletotrichum-acutatum-from-strawberry-resistant-to-qoi-fungicides
#11
Bruna Balen Forcelini, Carolina Suguinoshita Rebello, Nan-Yi Wang, Natalia Peres
Quinone-outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides are used to manage anthracnose of strawberry, caused by Colletotrichum acutatum. However, selection for resistance to QoI fungicides was first reported in 2013 in Florida, and subsequently in strawberry nurseries and production areas across the USA and Canada. C. acutatum resistance to QoIs is associated with the G143A point mutation in the cytochrome b gene. This mutation is known to be associated with field resistance even at high rates of QoIs. In this study, we investigated the relative fitness and competitive ability of QoI-resistant and -sensitive C...
November 14, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134614/acute-exercise-during-hemodialysis-prevents-the-decrease-in-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
#12
Maria Isabel Fuhro, Gilson P Dorneles, Francini P Andrade, Pedro R T Romão, Alessandra Peres, Mariane B Monteiro
PURPOSE: To evaluate the acute response of natural killer (NK) cell subsets of chronic kidney disease patients submitted to intradialytic exercise in a randomized crossover study. METHODS: Nine patients were submitted to a single bout of 20-min intradialytic exercise and a control hemodialysis (HD) session with an interval of 7 days between them. Peripheral blood sample was collected at baseline, during HD and immediately after HD in each trial to evaluate the peripheral frequency of NK cells and their subsets (CD3-CD56(bright) and CD3-CD56(dim)), systemic cortisol concentrations, C-reactive protein (CRP), creatine kinase activity (CK), and urea and creatinine levels...
November 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134102/imperial-trophy-or-island-relict-a-new-extinction-paradigm-for-p%C3%A3-re-david-s-deer-a-chinese-conservation-icon
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Samuel T Turvey, Ian Barnes, Melissa Marr, Selina Brace
Determining the 'dynamic biogeography' of range collapse in threatened species is essential for effective conservation, but reconstruction of spatio-temporal patterns of population vulnerability and resilience can require use of non-standard ecological data such as historical archives. Père David's deer or milu, one of the few living mammal species that has become extinct in the wild, is historically known only from a small captive herd of unknown provenance that survived until 1900 in the Imperial Hunting Park near Beijing, from which all living individuals are descended...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133564/fungal-prophylaxis-with-a-gastro-resistant-posaconazole-tablet-for-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-final-result-of-the-posanantes-study
#14
Pierre Peterlin, Cécile Chauvin, Steven Le Gouill, Morgane Pere, Marie Dalichampt, Thierry Guillaume, Alice Garnier, Maxime Paré, Amandine Le Bourgeois, Philippe Moreau, Patrice Chevallier, Guillaume Deslandes, Thomas Gastinne
Posaconazole is an antifungal drug used in both prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Its oral formulation requires therapeutic drug monitoring. To overcome gastric acidity, a gastro-resistant posaconazole tablet has recently been developed. POSANANTES was a prospective non interventional study that aimed to monitor plasma concentration trough level (Cmin) of posaconazole tablets used prophylactically in patients with hematological malignancies. Fifty patients were included. Group A (n= 31) included patients receiving induction chemotherapy for myeloid malignancies and group B (n=19) included patients treated for graft versus host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126777/graded-photochemical-spinal-cord-injury-results-in-chronic-hyperalgesia-and-depression-like-behaviour-but-no-anxiety-exacerbation-in-female-balb-c-mice
#15
Pere Boadas-Vaello, Judit Homs, Marta Portero-Tresserra, Beltrán Álvarez-Pérez, Meritxell Deulofeu, Enrique Verdú
Neuropathic pain (NP) is present in 40-to-50% of spinal cord injured patients. It tends to chronicity and correlates with lower quality-of-life. Moreover, the role of NP in the eventual exacerbation of anxiety- and depression-like behaviours during its development and chronification in genetically susceptible individuals remains unclear. Thus, although solely few animal models are available, new specific models are needed to complete the array of chances to assay new therapeutic strategies with the aim of treating chronic NT and its associated mood disorders...
November 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117929/a-fully-automated-web-based-program-improves-lifestyle-habits-and-hba1c-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-abdominal-obesity-randomized-trial-of-patient-e-coaching-nutritional-support-the-anode-study
#16
Boris Hansel, Philippe Giral, Laetitia Gambotti, Alexandre Lafourcade, Gilbert Peres, Claude Filipecki, Diana Kadouch, Agnes Hartemann, Jean-Michel Oppert, Eric Bruckert, Michel Marre, Arnaud Bruneel, Emilie Duchene, Ronan Roussel
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a public health challenge. New solutions need to be developed to help patients implement lifestyle changes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate a fully automated Web-based intervention designed to help users improve their dietary habits and increase their physical activity. METHODS: The Accompagnement Nutritionnel de l'Obésité et du Diabète par E-coaching (ANODE) study was a 16-week, 1:1 parallel-arm, open-label randomized clinical trial...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117202/oil-palm-monoculture-induces-drastic-erosion-of-an-amazonian-forest-mammal-fauna
#17
Ana Cristina Mendes-Oliveira, Carlos A Peres, Paula Cristina R de A Maués, Geovana Linhares Oliveira, Ivo G B Mineiro, Susanne L Silva de Maria, Renata C S Lima
Oil palm monoculture comprises one of the most financially attractive land-use options in tropical forests, but cropland suitability overlaps the distribution of many highly threatened vertebrate species. We investigated how forest mammals respond to a landscape mosaic, including mature oil palm plantations and primary forest patches in Eastern Amazonia. Using both line-transect censuses (LTC) and camera-trapping (CT), we quantified the general patterns of mammal community structure and attempted to identify both species life-history traits and the environmental and spatial covariates that govern species intolerance to oil palm monoculture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116407/fatigue-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-anemic-patients-with-lymphoma-or-multiple-myeloma
#18
Pere Gascón, Reyes Arranz, Joan Bargay, Fernando Ramos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe perceptions of fatigue in anemic patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma (MM). METHODS: This is an observational multicenter study in a prospective cohort of lymphoma and MM patients with hemoglobin ≤ 11 g/dl managed under clinical practice. Fatigue was assessed at baseline and after 3 months using the PERFORM questionnaire, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue, the linear analogue self-assessment, and visual analogue scale (VAS) scales...
November 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113452/raised-fibrinogen-levels-and-outcome-in-outpatients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#19
Pere Altes, Paulina Perez, Carlos Esteban, Juan Francisco Sánchez Muñoz-Torrero, Eduardo Aguilar, Ana María García-Díaz, Lorenzo Ramón Álvarez, Pedro Enrique Jiménez, Joan Carles Sahuquillo, Manuel Monreal
The influence of raised fibrinogen levels on outcome in stable outpatients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has not been consistently investigated. We used data from the Factores de Riesgo y ENfermedad Arterial (FRENA) registry to compare ischemic events, major bleeding, and mortality in stable outpatients with PAD, according to their baseline plasma fibrinogen levels. Of 1363 outpatients with PAD recruited in FRENA, 558 (41%) had fibrinogen levels >450 mg/100 mL. Over 18 months, 43 patients presented with acute myocardial infarction, 37 had an ischemic stroke, 51 underwent limb amputation, 19 had major bleeding, and 90 died...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112070/switching-from-a-ritonavir-boosted-protease-inhibitor-to-a-dolutegravir-based-regimen-for-maintenance-of-hiv-viral-suppression-in-patients-with-high-cardiovascular-risk
#20
José M Gatell, Lambert Assoumou, Graeme Moyle, Laura Waters, Margaret Johnson, Pere Domingo, Julie Fox, Esteban Martinez, Hans-Jürgen Stellbrink, Giovanni Guaraldi, Mar Masia, Mark Gompels, Stephane De Wit, Eric Florence, Stefan Esser, François Raffi, Anton L Pozniak
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and impact on lipid fractions of switching from a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (PI/r) to a dolutegravir (DTG) regimen. METHODS: HIV type 1-infected adults more than 50 years or with a Framingham score more than 10% were eligible if plasma HIV RNA less than 50 copies per ml for at least 24 weeks while on a PI/r regimen. Patients were randomized to switch to DTG or to remain on PI/r. Primary endpoints were: proportion maintaining HIV RNA less than 50 copies per ml and percentage change from baseline of total cholesterol at week 48...
November 28, 2017: AIDS
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