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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641958/-an-earlier-diagnosis-of-depression
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D M Campagne
Data of the last decade indicate that, in the Western world and also in Spain, an important part of general practicioners' consultations are related to mental health, but depression is consistently underdiagnosed. Causes are lack of time and back-up, as well as lack of specific training. In Spain, there is no national health service primary care database with actualized clinical information as to mental health. There is evident clinical interest in a more agile diagnostic, resulting from a recollection of data from voluntary selective screening and continuing evaluation of adult depression along the model used by other National Health Systems...
June 19, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638886/mechanisms-of-coix-seed-compositions-in-the-treatment-of-spleen-deficiency-and-wet-dampness-zheng
#2
Xiaochun Han, Xuming Ji, Haijun Zhao, Yanan Zhang, Guowei Liu, Yanfang Wang, Wenxiao Zhao, Shijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Coix seed has the functions of fortifying the spleen and inhibiting the dampness. However, it remains unclear which Coix seed compositions is responsible for these functions. Previous investigations have revealed that the main compositions of Coix seed are proteins, polysaccharides, oils and starches. The objectives of this study are to explore which is the most effective compositions in fortifying the spleen and examine how Coix seed works in regulating the water transport on the spleen deficiency and wet dampness (SDWD) rat model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637919/the-morphological-heterogeneity-of-cricket-flow-sensing-hairs-conveys-the-complex-flow-signature-of-predator-attacks
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Thomas Steinmann, Jérôme Casas
Arthropod flow-sensing hair length ranges over more than an order of magnitude, from 0.1 to 5 mm. Previous studies repeatedly identified the longest hairs as the most sensitive, but recent studies identified the shortest hairs as the most responsive. We resolved this apparent conflict by proposing a new model, taking into account both the initial and long-term aspects of the flow pattern produced by a lunging predator. After the estimation of the mechanical parameters of hairs, we measured the flow produced by predator mimics and compared the predicted and observed values of hair displacements in this flow...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636447/emerging-viral-infections-in-pakistan-issues-concerns-and-future-prospects
#4
Ali Talha Khalil, Muhammad Ali, Faouzia Tanveer, Muhammad Ovais, Muhammad Idrees, Zabta Khan Shinwari, James E Hollenbeck
Emerging infectious diseases pose a serious threat to public health security; this is especially true in the underdeveloped world because of limited resources to combat them. These emerging pathogens are characterized by a novel mode of pathogenesis and, in some cases, a broad host range. Over the past few decades, Pakistan has suffered a great deal from infectious diseases such as dengue, Crimean-Congo fever, hepatitis, measles, and polio. Changing climate conditions, environmental degradation, global warming, loss of biodiversity, and other ecological determinants have a direct effect on these diseases and result in the emergence and reemergence of infectious entities...
May 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636435/effects-of-a-contrast-training-programme-on-jumping-sprinting-and-agility-performance-of-prepubertal-basketball-players
#5
Pedro Ángel Latorre Román, Francisco Javier Villar Macias, Felipe García Pinillos
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 10 week contrast training (CT) programme (isometric + plyometric) on jumping, sprinting abilities and agility performance in prepubertal basketball players. Fifty-eight children from a basketball academy (age: 8.72 ± 0.97 years; body mass index: 17.22 ± 2.48 kg/m(2)) successfully completed the study. Participants were randomly assigned to experimental groups (EG, n = 30) and control groups (CG, n = 28). The CT programme was included in the experimental group's training sessions - twice a week - as part of their usual weekly training regime...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633944/gene-expression-analysis-identify-a-metabolic-and-cell-function-alterations-as-a-hallmark-of-obesity-without-metabolic-syndrome-in-peripheral-blood-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Raquel Almansa, Rocío Aller, Olatz Izaola, E Romero
BACKGROUND: Understanding molecular basis involved in overweight is an important first step in developing therapeutic pathways against excess in body weight gain. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our pilot study was to evaluate the gene expression profiles in the peripheral blood of obese patients without other metabolic complications. DESIGN: A sample of 17 obese patients without metabolic syndrome and 15 non obese control subjects was evaluated in a prospective way...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630578/are-change-of-direction-speed-and-reactive-agility-useful-for-determining-the-optimal-field-position-for-young-soccer-players
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Giovanni Fiorilli, Enzo Iuliano, Michalis Mitrotasios, Eugenio M Pistone, Giovanna Aquino, Giuseppe Calcagno, Alessandra di Cagno
Change Of Direction Speed (CODS) and Reactive Agility (RA) are two determining factors in the ability of young soccer players. We aimed to verify if CODS and RA could be useful in order to establish the best young soccer player field position. Ninety-two elite soccer players (15.18 ± 1.21 years, weight 59.18 ± 9.93, height 1.72 ± 0.08, BMI 19.76 ± 2.22), belonging to two youth categories from the Italian First and Second Divisions, volunteered in this study. The participants included 32 defenders (15.06 ± 0...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626467/mutation-in-hvcbp20-cap-binding-protein-20-adapts-barley-to-drought-stress-at-phenotypic-and-transcriptomic-levels
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Agata Daszkowska-Golec, Anna Skubacz, Marek Marzec, Michal Slota, Marzena Kurowska, Monika Gajecka, Patrycja Gajewska, Tomasz Płociniczak, Krzysztof Sitko, Andrzej Pacak, Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska, Iwona Szarejko
CBP20 (Cap-Binding Protein 20) encodes a small subunit of the cap-binding complex (CBC), which is involved in the conserved cell processes related to RNA metabolism in plants and, simultaneously, engaged in the signaling network of drought response, which is dependent on ABA. Here, we report the enhanced tolerance to drought stress of barley mutant in the HvCBP20 gene manifested at the morphological, physiological, and transcriptomic levels. Physiological analyses revealed differences between the hvcbp20.ab mutant and its WT in response to a water deficiency...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626023/microarray-analysis-of-aging-associated-immune-system-alterations-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-of-f344-rats
#9
Sivasai Balivada, Chanran K Ganta, Yongqing Zhang, Hitesh N Pawar, Richard J Ortiz, Kevin G Becker, Arshad M Khan, Michael J Kenney
The rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) is an area of the brainstem that contains diverse neural substrates that are involved in systems critical for physiological function. There is evidence that aging affects some neural substrates within the RVLM, although age-related changes in RVLM molecular mechanisms are not well established. The goal of the present study was to characterize the transcriptomic profile of the aging RVLM and to test the hypothesis that aging is associated with altered gene expression in the RVLM, with an emphasis on immune system associated gene transcripts...
June 16, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620777/concentrations-of-lead-and-other-elements-in-the-liver-of-the-white-tailed-eagle-haliaeetus-albicilla-a-european-flagship-species-wintering-in-eastern-poland
#10
Ignacy Kitowski, Dariusz Jakubas, Dariusz Wiącek, Agnieszka Sujak
As a top predator, the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) may serve as a good indicator species, providing information about the bioavailability of contaminants and their transfer within the food chain. In this study, we aimed to determine the common sources of origin of 17 metals and other elements in the liver of white-tailed eagles, and to compare the variations in their hepatic concentrations by age (adults vs immatures) and sex (males vs females) in groups of white-tailed eagles wintering in Eastern Poland...
June 15, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619448/the-future-of-pharmaceutical-quality-and-the-path-to-get-there
#11
Lawrence X Yu, Michael Kopcha
While six sigma quality has long been achieved in other industries, it is rarely seen in the pharmaceutical sector. However, consumers and patients deserve six sigma quality pharmaceuticals with minimal risks of shortages or recalls. We propose that the future of pharmaceutical quality is six sigma, meaning that no more than 3.4 defects occur per million opportunities. We discuss the path to get there, including economic drivers, performance-based regulation, Quality by Design, advanced manufacturing technologies, and continuous improvement and operational excellence...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616058/getting-fat-or-getting-help-how-female-mammals-cope-with-energetic-constraints-on-reproduction
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Sandra A Heldstab, Carel P van Schaik, Karin Isler
BACKGROUND: Fat deposits enable a female mammal to bear the energy costs of offspring production and thus greatly influence her reproductive success. However, increasing locomotor costs and reduced agility counterbalance the fitness benefits of storing body fat. In species where costs of reproduction are distributed over other individuals such as fathers or non-breeding group members, reproductive females might therefore benefit from storing less energy in the form of body fat. RESULTS: Using a phylogenetic comparative approach on a sample of 87 mammalian species, and controlling for possible confounding variables, we found that reproductive females of species with allomaternal care exhibit reduced annual variation in body mass (estimated as CV body mass), which is a good proxy for the tendency to store body fat...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615004/understanding-heart-failure-explaining-telehealth-a-hermeneutic-systematic-review
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Trisha Greenhalgh, Christine A'Court, Sara Shaw
BACKGROUND: Enthusiasts for telehealth extol its potential for supporting heart failure management. But randomised trials have been slow to recruit and produced conflicting findings; real-world roll-out has been slow. We sought to inform policy by making sense of a complex literature on heart failure and its remote management. METHODS: Through database searching and citation tracking, we identified 7 systematic reviews of systematic reviews, 32 systematic reviews (including 17 meta-analyses and 8 qualitative reviews); six mega-trials and over 60 additional relevant empirical studies and commentaries...
June 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613960/the-effect-of-air-pollution-on-diurnal-variation-of-performance-in-anaerobic-tests-cardiovascular-and-hematological-parameters-and-blood-gases-on-soccer-players-following-the-yo-yo-intermittent-recovery-test-level-1
#14
Nesrin Boussetta, Salma Abedelmalek, Khouloud Aloui, Nizar Souissi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of air pollution on diurnal variation of performance in anaerobic tests, cardiovascular and hematological parameters, and blood gases on soccer players following the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level-1 (YYIRT1). In a randomized order, 11 healthy soccer players (mean age: 21.8 [range: 20-24] years; height: 178.00 [range: 1.64-1.83] cm; body mass index [BMI]: 23.57 [range: 20.45-28.03] kg.m(-2)) performed a YYIRT1 at two different times of day (TOD) (08:00 h and 18:00 h) in two areas (i...
June 14, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613040/chromosomal-microarray-in-clinical-diagnosis-a-study-of-337-patients-with-congenital-anomalies-and-developmental-delays-or-intellectual-disability
#15
Ivona Sansović, Ana-Maria Ivankov, Adriana Bobinec, Mijana Kero, Ingeborg Barišić
AIM: To determine the diagnostic yield and criteria that could help to classify and interpret the copy number variations (CNVs) detected by chromosomal microarray (CMA) technique in patients with congenital and developmental abnormalities including dysmorphia, developmental delay (DD) or intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and congenital anomalies (CA). METHOD: CMA analysis was performed in 337 patients with DD/ID with or without dysmorphism, ASD, and/or CA...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610642/using-agility-to-combat-cyber-attacks
#16
Kerry Anderson
Some incident response practitioners feel that they have been locked in a battle with cyber criminals since the popular adoption of the internet. Initially, organisations made great inroads in preventing and containing cyber attacks. In the last few years, however, cyber criminals have become adept at eluding defence security technologies and rapidly modifying their exploit strategies for financial or political gains. Similar to changes in military combat tactics, cyber criminals utilise distributed attack cells, real-time communications, and rapidly mutating exploits to minimise the potential for detection...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608256/development-and-examination-of-a-functional-reactive-agility-test-for-older-adults
#17
Eric J Sobolewski, Brennan J Thompson, Eric C Conchola, Eric D Ryan
BACKGROUND: Reactive agility tests have become popular in sport for talent identification; however, the ability of these tests to evaluate physical function and falls risk in clinical populations warrants future study. AIM: To examine the reliability and construct validity of a novel functional reactive agility test (FRAT) across the lifespan. METHODS: Forty-three young (24 ± 2 years), 32 middle-aged (50 ± 2 years), and 19 old (66 ± 4 years) men performed a FRAT that included a rapid lateral movement (1...
June 12, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605624/the-application-of-chromatographic-breath-analysis-in-the-search-of-volatile-biomarkers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-coexisting-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
B Grabowska-Polanowska, M Skowron, P Miarka, A Pietrzycka, I Śliwka
Chromatographic studies on breath composition are aimed at finding volatile markers useful for medical diagnostics or in screening investigations. Studies leading to the development of screening breath tests are especially important for the diagnostics of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the presented study was to confirm diagnostic usefulness of chosen volatile compounds detected in breath, which are suggested as potential biomarkers of renal dysfunction and diabetes...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605224/effect-of-a-cooling-kit-on-physiology-and-performance-following-exercise-in-the-heat
#19
Cody R Smith, Cory L Butts, J D Adams, Matthew A Tucker, Nicole E Moyen, Matthew S Ganio, Brendon P McDermott
CONTEXT: Exercising in the heat leads to an increase in body temperature that can increase the risk of heat illness or cause detriments in exercise performance. OBJECTIVE: To examine a phase change heat emergency kit (HEK) on thermoregulatory and perceptual responses, and subsequent exercise performance following exercise in the heat. DESIGN: Two randomized crossover trials which consisted of 30 minutes of exercise, 15 minutes of treatment (T1), performance testing (5-10-5 pro-agility test, 1500 m run), and another 15 minutes of treatment (T2) identical to T1...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603669/combining-multi-dimensional-data-to-identify-key-genes-and-pathways-in-gastric-cancer
#20
Wu Ren, Wei Li, Daguang Wang, Shuofeng Hu, Jian Suo, Xiaomin Ying
Gastric cancer is an aggressive cancer that is often diagnosed late. Early detection and treatment require a better understanding of the molecular pathology of the disease. The present study combined data on gene expression and regulatory levels (microRNA, methylation, copy number) with the aim of identifying key genes and pathways for gastric cancer. Data used in this study was retrieved from The Cancer Genomic Atlas. Differential analyses between gastric cancer and normal tissues were carried out using Limma...
2017: PeerJ
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