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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683042/factors-affecting-continuation-of-clean-intermittent-catheterisation-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-results-of-the-cosmos-mixed-methods-study
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Doreen McClurg, Carol Bugge, Andrew Elders, Tasneem Irshad, Suzanne Hagen, Katherine N Moore, Brian Buckley, Mandy Fader
BACKGROUND: Clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) is often recommended for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To determine the variables that affect continuation or discontinuation of the use of CIC. METHODS: A three-part mixed-method study (prospective longitudinal cohort ( n = 56), longitudinal qualitative interviews ( n = 20) and retrospective survey ( n = 456)) was undertaken, which identified the variables that influenced CIC continuation/discontinuation...
April 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584469/profiling-of-plants-at-petroleum-contaminated-site-for-phytoremediation
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Raymond Oriebe Anyasi, Harrison Ifeanyichukwu Atagana
The paucity of information in the literature on the characteristics of plants that could be used for phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons (PHC)-contaminated sites was the principal reason for this study. The aim of the study was to identify indigenous plants growing in PHC-impacted soil in Umuahia in eastern-Nigeria that have the ability to phytoremediate soils contaminated with hydrocarbons under tropical monsoon climate conditions. A total of 28 native plant species from different families growing in and around hydrocarbon-impacted soil in the vicinity of vandalized pipelines carrying petroleum products were collected and studied for their ability to grow in a hydrocarbon-impacted soil and remove the PHC from the impacted soil...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565406/the-laws-of-the-cosmos-solar-power-challenges-and-darwin-s-contribution-to-geology-books-in-brief
#3
Barbara Kiser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551981/effects-of-resisted-sprint-training-and-traditional-power-training-on-sprint-jump-and-balance-performance-in-healthy-young-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Olaf Prieske, Tom Krüger, Markus Aehle, Erik Bauer, Urs Granacher
Power training programs have proved to be effective in improving components of physical fitness such as speed. According to the concept of training specificity, it was postulated that exercises must attempt to closely mimic the demands of the respective activity. When transferring this idea to speed development, the purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of resisted sprint (RST) vs. traditional power training (TPT) on physical fitness in healthy young adults. Thirty-five healthy, physically active adults were randomly assigned to a RST ( n = 10, 23 ± 3 years), a TPT ( n = 9, 23 ± 3 years), or a passive control group ( n = 16, 23 ± 2 years)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472222/books-mind-and-cosmos-why-the-materialist-neo-darwinian-conception-of-nature-is-almost-certainly-false-can-sentience-be-explained-by-substance
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Alistair Appleby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470410/the-evolving-role-of-multivitamin-multimineral-supplement-use-among-adults-in-the-age-of-personalized-nutrition
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REVIEW
Jeffrey B Blumberg, Regan L Bailey, Howard D Sesso, Cornelia M Ulrich
Micronutrient deficiencies occur in segments of the adult population in the United States. Multivitamin/multimineral supplements (MVMS) are widely used by this population, which reduces inadequacies in micronutrient intake, but the potential for exceeding tolerable upper intake levels in others should be considered. There are concerns associated with the excessive intake of certain nutrients, particularly folic acid, and potential untoward consequences. The advent of nutrigenomics and the enhanced ability to directly study the interactions between nutrition and genetic variants and expression will allow for the conduct of more targeted studies with specific endpoints and may ultimately lead to progress in the field of personalized nutrition...
February 22, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431129/cohort-profile-lifework-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-occupational-and-environmental-risk-factors-and-health-in-the-netherlands
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Marije Reedijk, Virissa Lenters, Pauline Slottje, Anouk Pijpe, Petra H Peeters, Joke C Korevaar, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, W M Monique Verschuren, Robert A Verheij, Inka Pieterson, Flora E van Leeuwen, Matti A Rookus, Hans Kromhout, Roel C H Vermeulen
PURPOSE: LIFEWORK is a large federated prospective cohort established in the Netherlands to quantify the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures. This cohort is also the Dutch contribution to the international Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health (COSMOS). In this paper, we describe the study design, ongoing data collection, baseline characteristics of participants and the repeatability of key questionnaire items. PARTICIPANTS: 88 466 participants were enrolled in three cohort studies in 2011-2012...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370766/description-of-an-advance-care-planning-intervention-in-nursing-homes-outcomes-of-the-process-evaluation
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Irene Aasmul, Bettina S Husebo, Elisabeth Flo
BACKGROUND: Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the repeated communication and decision-making process between the patient, family, and healthcare professionals. This study describes an ACP intervention in nursing homes and evaluates the outcomes of the implementation process. METHODS: The ACP intervention was part of a 4-month complex, cluster randomized controlled trial (COSMOS). 37 Norwegian nursing homes with 72 units (1 cluster = 1 unit) and 765 patients were invited to participate and eligible units were randomised to the intervention group or control...
January 25, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338317/cosmos-gods-and-madmen-frameworks-in-the-anthropologies-of-medicine-edited-by-roland-littlewood-and-rebecca-lynch
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Jane Derges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274893/cognitive-and-self-regulatory-mechanisms-of-obesity-study-cosmos-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-weight-loss-trial-examining-change-in-biomarkers-cognition-and-self-regulation-across-two-behavioral-treatments
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M A W Hawkins, Janna Colaizzi, John Gunstad, Joel W Hughes, Larry L Mullins, Nancy Betts, Caitlin E Smith, Natalie G Keirns, Kathleen D Vohs, Shirley M Moore, Evan M Forman, William R Lovallo
Obesity is a global epidemic, yet successful interventions are rare. Up to 60% of people fail to achieve clinically meaningful, short-term weight loss (5-10% of start weight), whereas up to 72% are unsuccessful at achieving long-term weight loss (5-10% loss for ≥5years). Understanding how biological, cognitive, and self-regulatory factors work together to promote or to impede weight loss is clearly needed to optimize obesity treatment. This paper describes the methodology of the Cognitive and Self-regulatory Mechanisms of Obesity Study (the COSMOS trial)...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224374/chemical-characterisation-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-cosmos-sulphureus-cav-and-cosmos-bipinnatus-cav
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Mohammad Saleem, Hafiz Akbar Ali, Muhammad Furqan Akhtar, Uzma Saleem, Ammara Saleem, Iram Irshad
This study was conducted to validate the hepatoprotective activity of Cosmos sulphureus and Cosmos bipinnatus. Aqua-methanolic extracts of both plants were evaluated for the presence of various phyto-constituents through HPLC. Different doses of both plant extracts were administered to rats for nine days. Standard control was silymarin 100 mg/kg. Paracetamol 1 gm/kg was administered 3 h post treatment on 9th day for induction of hepatotoxicity. Blood was collected for the evaluation of liver biochemical markers and livers were removed for histopathological evaluation 24 h post-paracetamol treatment...
December 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222066/large-scale-randomized-clinical-trials-of-bioactives-and-nutrients-in-relation-to-human-health-and-disease-prevention-lessons-from-the-vital-and-cosmos-trials
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REVIEW
Susanne Rautiainen, Howard D Sesso, JoAnn E Manson
Several bioactive compounds and nutrients in foods have physiological properties that are beneficial for human health. While nutrients typically have clear definitions with established levels of recommended intakes, bioactive compounds often lack such a definition. Although a food-based approach is often the optimal approach to ensure adequate intake of bioactives and nutrients, these components are also often produced as dietary supplements. However, many of these supplements are not sufficiently studied and have an unclear role in chronic disease prevention...
December 29, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210356/single-molecule-studies-contrast-ordered-dna-replication-with-stochastic-translesion-synthesis
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Gengjing Zhao, Emma S Gleave, Meindert Hugo Lamers
High fidelity replicative DNA polymerases are unable to synthesize past DNA adducts that result from diverse chemicals, reactive oxygen species or UV light. To bypass these replication blocks, cells utilize specialized translesion DNA polymerases that are intrinsically error prone and associated with mutagenesis, drug resistance, and cancer. How untimely access of translesion polymerases to DNA is prevented is poorly understood. Here we use co-localization single-molecule spectroscopy (CoSMoS) to follow the exchange of the E...
December 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138089/rapid-two-step-dipole-inversion-for-susceptibility-mapping-with-sparsity-priors
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Christian Kames, Vanessa Wiggermann, Alexander Rauscher
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is a post-processing technique of gradient echo phase data that attempts to map the spatial distribution of local tissue magnetic susceptibilities. To obtain these maps, an ill-posed field-to-source inverse problem must be solved to remove non-local magnetic field perturbations. Current state-of-the-art algorithms which aim to solve the dipole inversion problem are plagued by the trade-off between reconstruction speed and accuracy. A two-step dipole inversion algorithm is proposed to bridge this gap...
November 11, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133442/a-probabilistic-framework-for-identifying-biosignatures-using-pathway-complexity
#15
Stuart M Marshall, Alastair R G Murray, Leroy Cronin
One thing that discriminates living things from inanimate matter is their ability to generate similarly complex or non-random structures in a large abundance. From DNA sequences to folded protein structures, living cells, microbial communities and multicellular structures, the material configurations in biology can easily be distinguished from non-living material assemblies. Many complex artefacts, from ordinary bioproducts to human tools, though they are not living things, are ultimately produced by biological processes-whether those processes occur at the scale of cells or societies, they are the consequences of living systems...
December 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089633/physiological-and-transcriptome-response-to-cadmium-in-cosmos-cosmos-bipinnatus-cav-seedlings
#16
Yujing Liu, Xiaofang Yu, Yimei Feng, Chao Zhang, Chao Wang, Jian Zeng, Zhuo Huang, Houyang Kang, Xing Fan, Lina Sha, Haiqin Zhang, Yonghong Zhou, Suping Gao, Qibing Chen
To date, several species of Asteraceae have been considered as Cd-accumulators. However, little information on the Cd tolerance and associated mechanisms of Asteraceae species Cosmos bipinnatus, is known. Presently, several physiological indexes and transcriptome profiling under Cd stress were investigated. C. bipinnatus exhibited strong Cd tolerance and recommended as a Cd-accumulator, although the biomasses were reduced by Cd. Meanwhile, Cd stresses reduced Zn and Ca uptake, but increased Fe uptake. Subcellular distribution indicated that the vacuole sequestration in root mainly detoxified Cd under lower Cd stress...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075892/predicting-in-vivo-effect-levels-for-repeat-dose-systemic-toxicity-using-chemical-biological-kinetic-and-study-covariates
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Lisa Truong, Gladys Ouedraogo, LyLy Pham, Jacques Clouzeau, Sophie Loisel-Joubert, Delphine Blanchet, Hicham Noçairi, Woodrow Setzer, Richard Judson, Chris Grulke, Kamel Mansouri, Matthew Martin
In an effort to address a major challenge in chemical safety assessment, alternative approaches for characterizing systemic effect levels, a predictive model was developed. Systemic effect levels were curated from ToxRefDB, HESS-DB and COSMOS-DB from numerous study types totaling 4379 in vivo studies for 1247 chemicals. Observed systemic effects in mammalian models are a complex function of chemical dynamics, kinetics, and inter- and intra-individual variability. To address this complex problem, systemic effect levels were modeled at the study-level by leveraging study covariates (e...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062761/wheelchair-accessibility-to-public-buildings-in-the-kumasi-metropolis-ghana
#18
Cosmos Yarfi, Evans Y K Ashigbi, Emmanuel K Nakua
BACKGROUND: Accessibility implies making public places accessible to every individual, irrespective of his or her disability or special need, ensuring the integration of the wheelchair user into the society and thereby granting them the capability of participating in activities of daily living and ensuring equality in daily life. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to assess the accessibility of the physical infrastructures (public buildings) in the Kumasi metropolis to wheelchairs after the passage of the Ghanaian Disability Law (Act 716, 2006)...
2017: African Journal of Disability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056311/an-international-prospective-cohort-study-of-mobile-phone-users-and-health-cosmos-factors-affecting-validity-of-self-reported-mobile-phone-use
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Mireille B Toledano, Anssi Auvinen, Giorgio Tettamanti, Yang Cao, Maria Feychting, Anders Ahlbom, Karin Fremling, Sirpa Heinävaara, Katja Kojo, Gemma Knowles, Rachel B Smith, Joachim Schüz, Christoffer Johansen, Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Isabelle Deltour, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, Paul Elliott, Lena Hillert
This study investigates validity of self-reported mobile phone use in a subset of 75 993 adults from the COSMOS cohort study. Agreement between self-reported and operator-derived mobile call frequency and duration for a 3-month period was assessed using Cohen's weighted Kappa (κ). Sensitivity and specificity of both self-reported high (≥10 calls/day or ≥4h/week) and low (≤6 calls/week or <30min/week) mobile phone use were calculated, as compared to operator data. For users of one mobile phone, agreement was fair for call frequency (κ=0...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023008/aphid-species-affect-foraging-behavior-of-coccinella-septempunctata-coccinellidae-coleoptera
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Muhammad Umar Farooq, Hafiz Faqir Hussain Qadri, Muhammad Ahmad Khan
BACKGROUND: Flowers are admirable in scenic good looks and artistic beautification. These are also playing necessary roles in therapeutic preparations. Aphid is an important sucking pest of various flowers in ornamental territories and it is generally controlled by predators, so it was necessary to evaluate which aphid species affect the predator more or less. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Biocontrol agent Coccinella septempunctata was used against cosmos aphid (Aphis spiraecola, rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosea), gul e ashrafi aphid (Aphis fabae), kaner aphid (Aphis nerii), chandni aphid (Sitobion avenae), dahlia aphid (Myzus persicae) and annual chrysanthemum aphid (Macrosiphoniella sanborni)...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
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