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Timothy J Suchomel, Christopher B Taber, Christopher J Sole, Michael H Stone
The purpose of this study was to examine the force-time differences between concentric-only half-squats (COHS) performed with ballistic (BAL) or non-ballistic (NBAL) intent across a range of loads. Eighteen resistance-trained men performed either BAL or NBAL COHS at 30%, 50%, 70%, and 90% of their one repetition maximum (1RM) COHS. Relative peak force (PF) and relative impulse from 0⁻50 ms (Imp50), 0⁻90 ms (Imp90), 0⁻200 ms (Imp200), and 0⁻250 ms (Imp250) were compared using a series of 2 × 4 (intent × load) repeated measures ANOVAs with Bonferroni post hoc tests...
August 12, 2018: Sports
Lingmin Hu, Jiangbo Du, Hong Lv, Jing Zhao, Mengxi Chen, Yifeng Wang, Fang Wu, Feng Liu, Xiaojiao Chen, Junqiang Zhang, Hongxia Ma, Guangfu Jin, Hongbing Shen, Li Chen, Xiufeng Ling, Zhibin Hu
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies following assisted reproductive technology (ART) may have elevated potential risk of pregnancy loss (PL) when compared to natural conception. However, rare studies comprehensively analyzed the IVF/ICSI cycle-dependent factors for loss of clinical pregnancy. Therefore, we aimed to determine the ART subgroup-specific risks of PL throughout pregnancy and explore different risk factors for early miscarriage and late miscarriage among pregnancies conceived through ART...
August 7, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Wei Chen, Jie Chen, Menghao Xu, Zhiyan Zhong, Qing Zhang, Wei Yang, Guangying Huang
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) impairs the synchronized development of endometrium and embryo, resulting in the failure of embryo implantation. Here, we investigated what effects electroacupuncture had on embryo implantation in COH rats. Female rats were randomly assigned to 4 groups: normal (group N), model (group M), electroacupuncture (group EA), and electroacupuncture pretreatment (group PEA). Rats in groups M, EA, PEA were injected with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin to establish the COH model...
August 1, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
V Mahesh Krishnan, Ian Davis, Tessa M Baker, Daniel J Curran, Hadi D Arman, Michael L Neidig, Aimin Liu, Zachary J Tonzetich
Treatment of both [CoCl( tBu PNP)] and [NiCl( tBu PNP)] ( tBu PNP = anion of 2,5-bis((di- tert-butylphosphino)methyl)pyrrole) with one equivalent of benzoquinone affords the corresponding chloride complexes containing a dehydrogenated PNP ligand, tBu dPNP ( tBu dPNP = anion of 2,5-bis((di- tert-butylphosphino)methylene)-2,5-dihydropyrrole). Dehydrogenation of PNP to dPNP results in minimal change to steric profile of the ligand but has important consequences for the resulting redox potentials of the metal complexes, resulting in the ability to isolate both [CoH( tBu dPNP)] and [CoEt( tBu dPNP)], which are more challenging (hydride) or not possible (ethyl) to prepare with the parent PNP ligand...
August 6, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
Saro H Armenian, Dongyun Yang, Jennifer Berano Teh, Liezl C Atencio, Alicia Gonzales, F Lennie Wong, Wendy M Leisenring, Stephen J Forman, Ryotaro Nakamura, Eric J Chow
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of late morbidity and mortality in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors. HCT-specific CVD risk prediction models are needed to facilitate early screening and prevention. In the current study, patients who underwent HCT at City of Hope (COH) and survived 1-year free of clinically evident CVD (N = 1828) were observed for the development of heart failure (HF) or coronary artery disease (CAD) by 10-years from index date (1 year from HCT). CVD occurred in 135 individuals (92 HF, 43 CAD)...
July 24, 2018: Blood Advances
Xiaobo Shen, Weiwei Liu, Ivor W Tsang, Quan-Sen Sun, Yew-Soon Ong
Embedding methods have shown promising performance in multilabel prediction, as they are able to discover the label dependence. However, most methods ignore the correlations between the input and output, such that their learned embeddings are not well aligned, which leads to degradation in prediction performance. This paper presents a formulation for multilabel learning, from the perspective of cross-view learning, that explores the correlations between the input and the output. The proposed method, called Co-Embedding (CoE), jointly learns a semantic common subspace and view-specific mappings within one framework...
November 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Menglu Ji, Xingling Wang, Wenbin Wu, Yichun Guan, Jing Liu, Jingyan Wang, Wenxia Liu, Chunyan Shen
BACKGROUND: To examine the effects of IVF, ICSI and FET, as well as in vitro culture, on the safety of offspring, this study was conducted from the perspective of genetic imprinting to investigate whether assisted reproductive technology would influence the parental and maternal imprinting genes. METHODS: Eighteen foetuses were collected from multifoetal reduction and divided into 6 groups: multifoetal reduction after IVF fresh transferred D3 embryos (n = 3), multifoetal reduction after IVF frozen transferred D3 embryos (n = 3), multifoetal reduction after IVF frozen transferred D5 embryos (n = 3), multifoetal reduction after ICSI fresh transferred D3 embryos (n = 3), multifoetal reduction after ICSI frozen transferred D3 embryos (n = 3), and multifoetal reduction after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) (n = 3)...
July 5, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Bibek R Samanta, Subhasish Sutradhar, Ravin Fernando, Anna I Krylov, Hanna Reisler
Vertical and adiabatic excitation energies and oscillator strengths for valence and Rydberg states of hydroxycarbene (HCOH) and methylhydroxycarbene (CH3 COH) are reported. The electronic properties were computed with equation-of-motion coupled-cluster methods with single and double substitution methods (EOM-CCSD) and the aug-cc-pVTZ basis set. The states' characters were analyzed by plotting natural transition orbitals (NTOs). The calculations demonstrate that the shape, size, and energy of each Rydberg orbital are affected to varying degrees by their interaction with the ion core...
July 18, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Munevver Serdarogullari, Onder Coban, Fazilet Kubra Boynukalin, Ekrem Murat Bilgin, Necati Findikli, Mustafa Bahceci
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of using a sucrose gradient-based warming protocol as a universal warming approach on human cleavage stage embryos. Between January 2013 and November 2014, a total of 118 warming cycles were performed on 705 embryos which had previously been cryopreserved/thawed by slow freezing protocols or cryopreserved by slow freezing and warmed by vitrification thaw solution. Clinical outcomes have been retrospectively analyzed depending on cryopreservation and warming techniques used, embryo viability, day of cryopreservation, clinical pregnancy, implantation, and live birth rate...
June 28, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
J X Xiao, L Y Guo, G M Alugongo, Y J Wang, Z J Cao, S L Li
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of early feed exposure (EFE) to different feedstuffs in dairy calves on feed preference once fed a free-choice diet and a total mixed ration later in life. Thirty (30) female Holstein calves were randomly assigned at birth to 1 of 3 EFE treatments-concentrate only (CON), hay only (HO), and concentrate and hay (COH)-from d 2 to 56. After that, all calves were offered both concentrate and hay in different buckets from d 57 to 70 to allow them free choice between the 2 feedstuffs...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Vijaya Ganesh, Vettriselvi Venkatesan, Teena Koshy, Sanjeeva Nellapalli Reddy, Suruli Muthumuthiah, Solomon Franklin Durairaj Paul
Despite the advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF), the implantation success rate for infertile women remains approximately only 15%. In this study, we sought to determine whether implantation failure after repeated IVF treatments is influenced by the presence of common variants in estrogen α, progesterone and follicle stimulating hormone receptor genes. The study population included three groups of women: group 1 were 50 women who had the transfer of ≥3 high-quality embryos during the IVF procedure without ever having had a clinical pregnancy; group 2 were 50 women who achieved a clinical pregnancy after ≤3 high-quality embryos transfers and group 3 were 50 control subjects who achieved a clinical pregnancy without any fertility therapy that resulted in a one live-born infant...
August 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Timothy J Suchomel, Michael H Stone
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), maximal strength, power output, and maximum potentiation characteristics. The vastus lateralis and biceps femoris CSA, one repetition maximum (1RM) back squat, 1RM concentric-only half-squat (COHS) strength, static jump power output, and maximum potentiation characteristics of 17 resistance-trained men was assessed during several testing sessions. Pearson's correlation coefficients were used to examine the relationships between CSA, strength, power output, and maximum potentiation measures...
September 5, 2017: Sports
Samuel C Peter, James P Whelan, Rory A Pfund, Andrew W Meyers
Although readability has been traditionally operationalized and even become synonymous with the concept of word and sentence length, modern text analysis theory and technology have shifted toward multidimensional comprehension-based analytic techniques. In an effort to make use of these advancements and demonstrate their general utility, 6 commonly used measures of gambling disorder were submitted to readability analyses using 2 of these advanced approaches, Coh-Metrix and Question Understanding Aid (QUAID), and one traditional approach, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level...
June 14, 2018: Psychological Assessment
Manuel Schickinger, Denise Cibu, Florian Zischka, Karin Stierstorfer, Christoph Jessen, Andreas J Kornath
The syntheses of [OC(COX)3][MF6] and [(COX)4][MF6]2∙2HF were carried out in superacidic media XF/MF5 (M = As, Sb; X = H, D). The degree of protonation is highly dependent on the stoichiometric ratio of the Lewis acid with regard to squaric acid. The salts of diprotonated squaric acid were characterized by Raman spectroscopy and in the case of [(COH)4][MF6]2∙2HF (M = As, Sb) by single crystal X-ray structure analyses. [(COH)4][AsF6] crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n with two formula units per unit cell...
June 14, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Sadaf Fatima Jafri, Marie-Anne Arrio, Amélie Bordage, Robinson Moulin, Amélie Juhin, Christophe Cartier Dit Moulin, Edwige Otero, Philippe Ohresser, Anne Bleuzen, Philippe Sainctavit
CoFe Prussian blue analogues (PBAs) are well-known for their magnetic bistability tuned by external stimuli. The photoswitching properties are due to the electron transfer from CoLS III -NC-FeLS II to CoHS II -NC-FeLS III linkage, accompanied by the spin change of the Co ions (HS stands for high spin and LS for low spin). In this work, we investigated 100 nm particles of the Rb2 Co4 [Fe(CN)6 ]3.3 ·11H2 O PBA (named RbCoFe). The photoexcited state of the PBA was reached by red laser excitation (λ = 635 nm) and observed by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) that are element-specific probes...
July 2, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
Xi Zhang, Yifan Feng, Yuping Wang, Jing Wang, Danni Xiang, Weiran Niu, Fei Yuan
AIMS: To explore the roles of mitochondrial biogenesis and dynamics in both RGC-5 cells apoptosis and rat retinal damage induced by elevated pressure and their involvement in resveratrol (RSV)-induced cell protection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chronic ocular hypertension (COH) model was established in rats by injecting superparamagnetic iron oxide into anterior chamber. The RGC-5 cells were incubated under ambient and elevated pressure (70 mm Hg) respectively...
August 15, 2018: Life Sciences
Diana Gawkowska, Justyna Cybulska, Artur Zdunek
Sodium carbonate-soluble pectin fraction forms a self-organized network on mica and may have the potential ability to bind zinc ions. The aim of this research was to characterize the interaction of zinc ions with this fraction extracted from apples using rheological measurements and FT-IR study. The addition of zinc ions (10 and 20 mM of ZnSO4 ·7H2 O) to 5% pectin water solution caused a significant increase in viscosity, which may be connected with the formation of a pectin network. Moreover, the addition of zinc ions resulted in an almost 1...
September 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Josep-Maria Losilla, Isabel Oliveras, Juan A Marin-Garcia, Jaume Vives
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the agreement and compare the performance of three different instruments in assessing risk of bias (RoB) of comparative cohort studies included in a health psychology meta-analysis. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Three tools were applied to 28 primary studies included in the selected meta-analysis: the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS), Quality of Cohort studies (Q-Coh), and Risk Of Bias In Non-randomized Studies of Interventions (ROBINS-I)...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Gustavo N Cecchino, Juan A García-Velasco
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgery has traditionally been the primary treatment option for endometriosis-related infertility of any phenotype. However, advances and refinements of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) permit a more conservative approach in many scenarios. This review summarizes the latest findings in the field of reproductive medicine, which have supported a paradigm shift towards more conservative management of ovarian endometrioma. RECENT FINDINGS: The presence of ovarian endometrioma per se is likely to impair ovarian reserve and alter ovarian functional anatomy...
August 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mohamed Rouis, Abdelkrim Ouafi, Salim Sbaa
The recorded phonocardiogram (PCG) signal is often contaminated by different types of noises that can be seen in the frequency band of the PCG signal, which may change the characteristics of this signal. Discrete wavelet transform (DWT) has become one of the most important and powerful tools of signal representation, but its effectiveness is influenced by the issue of the selected mother wavelet and decomposition level (DL). The selection of the DL and the mother wavelet are the main challenges. This work proposes a new approach for finding an optimal DL and optimal mother wavelet for PCG signal denoising...
May 23, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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