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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735376/the-socio-economic-impact-of-bariatric-surgery
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Arendse Tange Larsen, Betina Højgaard, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
INTRODUCTION: A recurring argument for bariatric surgery is cost savings due to sustained weight loss and reductions in comorbidities. However, studies prompting this argument tend to focus only on health care costs, and in some of them, cost changes after surgery have been modelled. The aim of this study was to generate real-world evidence on the socio-economic impact of bariatric surgery, by evaluating the effect on both direct and indirect costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using real-world data from national registries, predictions of health care costs, social transfer payments and income were performed for a surgically treated individual and compared to those for a similar but non-surgically treated individual 3 years before and after surgery...
July 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735007/lignocellulosic-micro-nanofibers-from-wood-sawdust-applied-to-recycled-fibers-for-the-production-of-paper-bags
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Quim Tarrés, Neus Pellicer, Ana Balea, Noemi Merayo, Carlos Negro, Angeles Blanco, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, Pere Mutjé
In the present work, lignocellulosic micro/nanofibers (LCMNF) were produced from pine sawdust. For that, pine sawdust was submitted to alkali treatment and subsequent bleaching stages, tailoring its chemical composition with the purpose of obtaining effective LCMNF. The obtained LCMNF were characterized and incorporated to recycled cardboard boxes with the purpose of producing recycled paper. The obtained results showed that it was possible to obtain LCMNF with the same reinforcing potential than those cellulose nanofibers (CNF) prepared by oxidative or other chemical methods In fact, the obtained papers increased the breaking length of recycled cardboard from 3338m to 5347m, being a value significantly higher than the requirements to produce paper bags...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734774/-does-chewing-gum-improve-postoperative-results-in-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy-a-systematic-review-of-literature-and-meta-analysis
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I Ziouziou, A Ammani, T Karmouni, K El Khader, A Koutani, A Iben Attya Andaloussi
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative ileus occurs in different degrees, in the majority of patients undergoing radical cystectomy, which may increase the length of hospital stay. The use of chewing gum has demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing time-to-bowel function and the length of hospital stay in several surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the benefit of post-operative chewing gum use in patients undergoing radical cystectomy through a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis...
July 19, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734610/towards-integral-utilization-of-grape-pomace-from-winemaking-process-a-review
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Carolina Beres, Gislaine N S Costa, Ignacio Cabezudo, Nina K da Silva-James, Aline S C Teles, Ana P G Cruz, Caroline Mellinger-Silva, Renata V Tonon, Lourdes M C Cabral, Suely P Freitas
Grape is the main fruit crop in several countries. Although many grape-based food products can be found in the market, studies have shown that around 75% of the world grape production is destined for the wine industry. Grape pomace is an abundant by-product from the wine industry, which consists of the remaining skin, seeds and stalks and represents around 25% of total grape weight used in the winemaking process. In countries such as Italy, France and Spain, where wine production is more relevant, the annual grape pomace generation can reach nearly 1200 tonnes per year...
July 19, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734244/renal-denervation-attenuates-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-in-a-model-of-cardiovascular-and-renal-disease-which-is-associated-with-reduced-nadph-and-xanthine-oxidase-activity
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Maria Peleli, Peter Flacker, Zhengbing Zhuge, Cristina Gomez, Craig E Wheelock, A Erik G Persson, Mattias Carlstrom
Oxidative stress is considered a central pathophysiological event in cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. Early age reduction in renal mass is associated with hypertension and oxidative stress in later life, which is aggravated by increased salt intake. The aim of the present study was to examine if renal sympathetic denervation can exert blood pressure lowering effects in uninephrectomized (UNX) rats (3-week old) fed with high salt (HS, 4%; w/w) diet for 4 weeks. Moreover, we investigated if renal denervation is associated with changes in NADPH and xanthine oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species...
July 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734154/reducing-alcohol-consumption-to-minimize-weight-gain-and-facilitate-smoking-cessation-among-military-beneficiaries
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Mark B Sobell, Alan L Peterson, Linda Carter Sobell, Antoinette Brundige, Christopher M Hunter, Christine M Hunter, Jeffrey L Goodie, Sangeeta Agrawal, Ann S Hrysko-Mullen, William C Isler
INTRODUCTION: Smoking cessation-related weight gain can have significant negative health and career consequences for military personnel. Alcohol reduction combined with smoking cessation may decrease weight gain and relapse. METHOD: A randomized clinical trial of military beneficiaries compared a standard smoking cessation (i.e., brief informational) intervention (N=159), with a brief motivational smoking cessation intervention that emphasized reduced drinking to lessen caloric intake and minimize weight gain (N=158)...
June 30, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733355/erk-mapk-signaling-is-required-for-pathway-specific-striatal-motor-functions
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Scott R Hutton, James M Otis, Erin M Kim, Yashna Lamsal, Garret D Stuber, William D Snider
The ERK/MAPK intracellular signaling pathway is hypothesized to be a key regulator of striatal activity via modulation of synaptic plasticity and gene transcription. However, prior investigations into striatal ERK/MAPK functions have yielded conflicting results. Further, these studies have not delineated the cell type-specific roles of ERK/MAPK signaling due to the reliance on globally-administered pharmacological ERK/MAPK inhibitors and the use of genetic models that only partially reduce total ERK/MAPK activity...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733098/obesity-and-failure-of-nonsurgical-management-of-pediatric-both-bone-forearm-fractures
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Ugochi C Okoroafor, Lisa K Cannada, Jasmin L McGinty
PURPOSE: In pediatric extremity fractures treated nonsurgically, maintaining reduction can be difficult in obese children owing to the larger soft tissue envelope. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between obesity and failure of nonsurgical management of pediatric both-bone forearm fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 129 skeletally immature patients older than 2 years who received nonsurgical treatment for closed radius and ulna shaft fractures at a level I pediatric trauma center between 2011 and 2014...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733044/management-of-displaced-inferior-patellar-pole-fractures-with-modified-tension-band-technique-combined-with-cable-cerclage-using-cable-grip-system
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Xu Yang, Qinfen Wu, Chin-Hui Lai, Xin Wang
INTRODUCTION: We present a modified tension band technique combined with cable cerclage using Cable Grip System for the treatment of displaced inferior patellar pole fractures and report the knee functional outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients who had had operative treatment of a displaced inferior patellar pole fracture (AO/OTA 34-A1) between December 2013 and December 2015 were studied retrospectively. Eleven consecutive patients had had open reduction and internal fixation with the modified technique using Cable Grip System, of whom, five males and six females with an average age of 60...
July 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733026/effects-of-supplementation-with-spray-dried-porcine-plasma-on-blood-variables-on-piglets-feed-with-diet-contaminated-by-mycotoxins
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Lucieli K F Müller, Aleksandro S da Silva, Matheus D Baldissera, Janio M Santurio, Patricia Glombowsky, Jeferson Gugel, Gabriela Campigotto, Eduardo M Gloria, Diovani Paiano, Gustavo Machado
The aim of this study was to evaluate the supplementation spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) effects on body weight, glucose levels and hematological and immunology variables for piglets fed with diet contaminated with low or high aflatoxin and fumonisin levels. Thus, 24 piglets were allotted in four groups, and the group A received a control diet; the group B received a diet with 6% of SDPP; the group C 300 μg/kg of aflatoxins and 8000 μg/kg of fumonisin; the group D 300 μg/kg of aflatoxins, 8000 μg/kg of fumonisin and 6% of SDPP, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732975/high-intensity-ultrasound-treatment-of-protein-isolate-extracted-from-dephenolized-sunflower-meal-effect-on-physicochemical-and-functional-properties
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Mudasir Ahmad Malik, Harish Kumar Sharma, Charanjiv Singh Saini
The influence of high intensity ultrasound (HIUS) on physicochemical and functional properties of sunflower protein isolates was investigated. Protein solutions (10% w/v) were treated with ultrasound probe (20kHz) and ultrasound bath (40kHz) for 5, 10, 20 and 30min. Thermal stability of protein isolates was reduced as indicated by differential scanning calorimetry. Minimum thermal stability was observed at 20min of sonication and increased further with increase in treatment time indicating aggregation at prolonged sonication...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732944/ultrasound-degradation-of-xanthan-polymer-in-aqueous-solution-its-scission-mechanism-and-the-effect-of-nacl-incorporation
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H M Saleh, M S M Annuar, K Simarani
Degradation of xanthan polymer in aqueous solution by ultrasonic irradiation was investigated. The effects of selected variables i.e. sonication intensity, irradiation time, concentration of xanthan gum and molar concentration of NaCl in solution were studied. Combined approach of full factorial design and conventional one-factor-at-a-time was applied to obtain optimum degradation at sonication power intensity of 11.5Wcm(-2), irradiation time 120min and 0.1gL(-1) xanthan in a salt-free solution. Molecular weight reduction of xanthan gum under sonication was described by an exponential decay function with higher rate constant for polymer degradation in the salt free solution...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731953/assessment-of-weight-loss-with-the-intragastric-balloon-in-patients-with-different-degrees-of-obesity
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Gabriel C Nunes, Denis Pajecki, Maria E de Melo, Marcio C Mancini, Roberto de Cleva, Marco A Santo
INTRODUCTION: The intragastric balloon (IGB) is an endoscopic device for the treatment of obesity. Best results are observed in patients who follow a dietary program but few studies have assessed the results of this treatment in patients with different degrees of obesity. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of IGB in patients with different degrees of obesity. METHOD: A total of 2002 patients with IGB were retrospectively evaluated and were divided into groups according to initial body mass index (BMI) range, as follows: group 1, 27 to 29...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731312/gentiana-kurroo-royle-attenuates-the-metabolic-aberrations-in-diabetic-rats-swertiamarin-swertisin-and-lupeol-being-the-possible-bioactive-principles
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Khalid Ghazanfar, Khan Mubashir, Showkat A Dar, Tazeen Nazir, Iqra Hameed, Bashir A Ganai, Seema Akbar, Akbar Masood
Background Gentiana kuroo Royle is a medicinally important plant of north-western Himalayas used for various ailments. In the present study, the plant extracts were investigated for the antidiabetic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods The impact of the extracts on serum glucose levels of diabetic rats was compared with reference drug - glibenclamide-treated diabetic rats. Streptozotocin injection was used to induce diabetes in fasted rats. Various biochemical, physiological and histopathological parameters in diabetic rats were observed for assessing the antidiabetic activity...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730873/physiological-traits-determining-yield-tolerance-of-wheat-to-foliar-diseases
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Femke van den Berg, Neil Paveley, I J Bingham, Frank van den Bosch
Tolerance is defined as the ability of one cultivar to yield more than another cultivar, under similar disease severity. If both cultivars suffer an equal loss in healthy (green) leaf area duration (HAD) over the grain filling period due to disease presence, then the yield loss per unit HAD loss is smaller for a more tolerant cultivar. Little is understood of what physiological and developmental traits of cultivars determine disease tolerance. In this study we use a mathematical model of wheat to investigate the effect of a wide range of wheat phenotypes on tolerance...
July 21, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730867/external-load-training-does-not-alter-balance-performance-in-well-trained-women
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Jeffrey D Simpson, Brandon L Miller, Eric K O'Neal, Harish Chander, Adam C Knight
This study investigated the influence of external load training (ELT) on static and dynamic balance. Nineteen females stratified into two groups (ELT = 9, control = 10) completed three testing sessions over 6 weeks. The ELT group wore weighted vests (WV) of ~8% body mass for 32 h/week during daily living and three training sessions/week for 3 weeks. Following completion of ELT, a 3 week detraining (DET) phase was completed. Bilateral and unilateral static balance were assessed with eyes open and closed...
July 21, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730841/effectiveness-of-a-worksite-intervention-for-male-construction-workers-on-dietary-and-physical-activity-behaviors-body-mass-index-and-health-outcomes-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laura Viester, Evert A L M Verhagen, Paulien M Bongers, Allard J van der Beek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of an individually tailored intervention for improvement in lifestyle behavior, health indicators, and prevention and reduction of overweight among construction workers. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Various blue-collar departments of a large construction company in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Blue-collar workers randomized to an intervention (n = 162) or a control group (n = 152)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730836/effects-of-rapid-or-slow-body-weight-reduction-on-intramuscular-protein-degradation-pathways-during-equivalent-weight-loss-on-rats
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Y Nonaka, S Urashima, M Inai, S Nishimura, K Higashida, S Terada
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of short-term fasting-induced rapid weight loss with those of slower but equivalent body weight loss induced by daily calorie restriction on muscle protein degradation pathways and muscle protein content. Male Fischer rats were subjected to either 30 % calorie restriction for 2 weeks to slowly decrease body weight (Slow) or 3-day fasting to rapidly decrease body weight by a comparable level of that of the Slow group (Rapid). The final body weights were about 15 % lower in both the Slow and Rapid groups than in the Con group (p<0...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730694/pharmacodynamics-pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-multiple-ascending-doses-of-the-novel-dual-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-rg7697-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Christophe Schmitt, Agnès Portron, Shirin Jadidi, Neena Sarkar, Richard DiMarchi
AIMS: To investigate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and safety of multiple ascending doses of RG7697, a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide/glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). METHODS: A total of 56 patients with T2D received once-daily subcutaneous (s.c.) injection of RG7697 (0.25-2.5 mg) or placebo for 14 days in a randomized, double-blind, dose-escalation study. Adverse events (AEs), vital signs, ECGs and routine laboratory variables were intensively monitored...
July 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730510/antiinflammation-and-antioxidant-effects-of-thalidomide-on-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-and-human-lung-fibroblasts
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Xiaoying Dong, Xin Li, Minghui Li, Ming Chen, Qian Fan, Wei Wei
In this study, the potential effects of thalidomide (Thal) on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis were investigated. BALB/C mice model of pulmonary fibrosis induced by an intratracheal instillation of BLM was adopted, and then was intraperitoneally injected with Thal (10, 20, 50 mg/kg) daily for 8 days, while the control and BLM-treated mouse groups were injected with a saline solution. The effects of Thal on pulmonary injury were evaluated by the lung wet/dry weight ratios and histopathological examination...
July 20, 2017: Inflammation
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