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Catherine M Otto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707712/acne-prevalence-and-associations-with-lifestyle-a-cross-sectional-online-survey-of-adolescents-young-adults-in-7-european-countries
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P Wolkenstein, A Machovcová, J C Szepietowski, D Tennstedt, S Veraldi, A Delarue
BACKGROUND: Although acne vulgaris is a common skin disorder, limited epidemiological data exist specifically for European populations. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of self-reported acne among young people in Europe and evaluate the effect of lifestyle on acne. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional population-based online survey in representative samples of individuals aged 15-24 years in Belgium, Czech and Slovak Republics, France, Italy, Poland and Spain (n=10,521), identified by a quota sampling method based on age, geographic location, and socio-professional category...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706955/effect-of-sugar-versus-mixed-breakfast-on-metabolic-and-neurofunctional-responses-in-healthy-individuals
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Roberto Codella, Stefano Benedini, Stefano Paini, Andrea Caumo, Michela Adamo, Ileana Terruzzi, Anna Ferrulli, Concetta Macrì, Luca Andreoni, Michele Sterlicchio, Livio Luzi
We investigated the effects of glucose and diverse breakfasts on glucose increment and ghrelin suppression and cognitive processing of sensory information assessed by frontal P300 evoked potentials. In a randomized crossover design, 12 healthy individuals (6M/6F; BMI 22.2 ± 0.4 kg/m(2); 27 ± 1.3 years, mean ± SEM) underwent 50 g OGTT (A) and 3 breakfasts (B1: milk and cereals; B2: milk, apple, and chocolate cream-filled sponge cake; B3: milk, apple, bread, and hazelnut chocolate cream) to assess plasma glucose-, insulin-, and ghrelin excursions...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704984/the-effect-of-personal-familial-and-enviroinmental-characteristics-on-acne-vulgaris-a-prospective-multicenter-case-controlled-study-from-turkey
#4
Ayşe S Karadağ, İlknur Balta, Hayriye Saricaoğlu, Selim Kiliç, Kıymet H Kelekçi, Mehmet Yildirim, Deniz A Arica, Savaş Öztürk, Göksun Karaman, Aslı A Çerman, Serap G Bilgili, Enver Turan, Mustafa M Demirci, Tuğba K Uzunçakmak, Serdar C Güvenç, Arzu Ataseven, Ayten Ferahbaş, Berna Aksoy, Emine Çölgeçen, Özlem Ekiz, Filiz Topaloğlu Demir, Özlem Bilgiç, Seray Çakmak, Derya Uçmak, Pınar Özuğuz, Yeşim Kaymak Konkuralp, Aylin T Ermertcan, Gonca Gökdemir, Emel Bülbül Başkan, Gökçen Alyamaç, Hatice Şanli
BACKGROUND: There are only a few studies about epidemiological features of acne vulgaris in the literature. The aim of this study was to analyze demographic, clinical, familial and environmental characteristics of acne, the role of diet and aggravating factors and association of these factors with acne severity. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of mild-moderate to severe acne were consecutively interviewed at the participating centers during the study period. RESULTS: A total of 3826 patients and 759 control patients were involved in this study...
July 11, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704823/different-behavior-and-response-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-to-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-an-in-vitro-study
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Vahid Heidari, Zohreh Habibi, Ahmadreza Hojjati Marvasti, Zahra Ebrahim Soltani, Negin Naderian, Parvin Tanzifi, Farideh Nejat
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal shunt infection is a rare event. There is no consensus on the therapeutic management of this kind of shunt infection according to literature reviews, and it seems to be different from infection with Staphylococcus epidermidis. We studied 2 shunted patients with pneumococcal meningitis, both of whom were treated with only antibiotics. The management of these cases seems to be different from that of shunt catheter infection due to these bacteria. We conducted a laboratory study to show the different behavior of pneumococcus compared to S...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696923/whole-genome-sequence-of-the-heterozygous-clinical-isolate-candida-krusei-81-b-5
#6
Christina A Cuomo, Terrance Shea, Bo Yang, Reeta Rao, Anja Forche
Candida krusei is a diploid, heterozygous yeast that is an opportunistic fungal pathogen in immunocompromised patients. This species also is utilized for fermenting cocoa beans during chocolate production. One major concern in the clinical setting is the innate resistance of this species to the most commonly used antifungal drug fluconazole. Here we report a high-quality genome sequence and assembly for the first clinical isolate of C. krusei, strain 81-B-5, into 11 scaffolds generated with PacBio sequencing technology...
July 10, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683423/heavy-metal-accumulation-in-leaves-and-beans-of-cacao-theobroma-cacao-l-in-major-cacao-growing-regions-in-peru
#7
Enrique Arévalo-Gardini, Cesar O Arévalo-Hernández, Virupax C Baligar, Zhenli L He
Peru is one of the leading exporters of organic cacao beans in the world. However, the accumulation of heavy metals in cacao beans represents a problem for cocoa bean export and chocolate quality. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and accumulation of heavy metals in cacao leaves and cocoa beans in three major cacao growing regions of Peru. The study was conducted in cacao plantations of 10 to 15years old in three regions of Peru: North (Regions of Tumbes, Piura, Cajamarca, and Amazonas); Center (Regions of Huánuco and San Martin) and South (Junin and Cuzco)...
July 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682071/comprehensive-chemical-fingerprinting-of-high-quality-cocoa-at-early-stages-of-processing-effectiveness-of-combined-untargeted-and-targeted-approaches-for-classification-and-discrimination
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Federico Magagna, Alessandro Guglielmetti, Erica Liberto, Stephen E Reichenbach, Elena Allegrucci, Guido Gobino, Carlo Bicchi, Chiara Cordero
This study investigates chemical information of volatile fractions of high-quality cocoa (Theobroma cacao L. Malvaceae) from different origins (Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Java, Trinidad, and Sao Tomè) produced for fine chocolate. This study explores the evolution of the entire pattern of volatiles in relation to cocoa processing (raw, roasted, steamed, and ground beans). Advanced chemical fingerprinting (e.g., combined untargeted and targeted fingerprinting) with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry allows advanced pattern recognition for classification, discrimination, and sensory-quality characterization...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676998/chocolate-cyst-with-ground-glass-appearance-in-endometriomas
#9
REVIEW
Bruna Bringel Bastos, Eduardo Kaiser Ururahy Nunes Fonseca, Fernando Ide Yamauchi, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676132/consumption-of-ultra-processed-foods-and-body-fat-during-childhood-and-adolescence-a-systematic-review
#10
Caroline Santos Costa, Bianca Del-Ponte, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Iná Silva Santos
OBJECTIVE: To review the available literature on the association between consumption of ultra-processed foods and body fat during childhood and adolescence. DESIGN: A systematic review was conducted in the PubMed, Web of Science and LILACS databases. Studies that evaluated the association between consumption of ultra-processed food (exposure) and body fat (outcome) during childhood and adolescence were eligible. SUBJECTS: Healthy children and adolescents...
July 5, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673558/characterization-of-first-hemin-requiring-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-small-colony-variants-from-the-blood-of-an-octogenarian-male-patient-with-double-pneumonitis
#11
Natsumi Nagano, Hideo Nakaya, Megumi Nagata, Toru Nishizawa, Ryuji Kawahara, Takehisa Matsumoto, Kozue Oana, Yoshiyuki Kawakami
A hemin-requiring Pseudomonas aeruginosa small-colony variant (SCV) was isolated from the blood of an octogenarian male-patient with double pneumonitis. The isolate was capable of growing on both sheep blood and chocolate agars but not on MacConkey agars without blood ingredient. Furthermore, the isolate revealed to grow only around the X-factor impregnated discs when examined using the X and V disc strips. However, not only RapID-NH system but also the VITEK2 system failed to identify the isolate. The isolate was finally identified as P...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671591/chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-stroke-and-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#12
Sheng Yuan, Xia Li, Yalei Jin, Jinping Lu
Although epidemiological studies have examined the role of chocolate in preventing cardiometabolic disease, the results remain inconsistent. Herein, we conducted a meta-analysis of prospective studies to determine the association between chocolate intake and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and diabetes. A systematical search in PubMed and Embase through March 2017, together with reference scrutiny of relevant literatures, was performed to identify eligible studies. Relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were pooled using random effect models...
July 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668136/code-lavender-cultivating-intentional-acts-of-kindness-in-response-to-stressful-work-situations
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Judy E Davidson, Patricia Graham, Lori Montross-Thomas, William Norcross, Giovanna Zerbi
CONTEXT: Providing healthcare can be stressful. Gone unchecked, clinicians may experience decreased compassion, and increased burnout or secondary traumatic stress. Code Lavender is designed to increase acts of kindness after stressful workplace events occur. OBJECTIVE/INTERVENTION: To test the feasibility of providing Code Lavender. HYPOTHESES: After stressful events in the workplace, staff will provide, receive, and recommend Code Lavender to others...
May 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659728/hedonic-eating-in-prader-willi-syndrome-is-associated-with-blunted-pyy-secretion
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A E Rigamonti, S Bini, F Piscitelli, A Lauritano, V Di Marzo, C Vanetti, F Agosti, A De Col, E Lucchetti, G Grugni, A Sartorio
Hedonic and homeostatic hunger represent two different forms of eating: just for pleasure or following energy deprivation, respectively. Consumption of food for pleasure was reported to be associated with increased circulating levels of both the orexigenic peptide ghrelin and some specific endocannabinoids in normal-weight subjects and patients with morbid obesity. To date, the effects of palatable food on these mediators in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) are still unknown. To explore the role of some gastrointestinal orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides and endocannabinoids (and some related congeners) in chocolate consumption, we measured changes in circulating levels of ghrelin, cholecystokinin (CCK), peptide YY (PYY), anandamide (AEA), 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG), palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and oleoylethanolamide (OEA) in eight satiated adult PWS patients after consumption of chocolate and, on a separate day, of a non-palatable isocaloric food with the same macronutrient composition...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653379/only-one-small-sin-how-self-construal-affects-self-control
#15
Janina Steinmetz, Thomas Mussweiler
Past research has shown that self-construal can influence self-control by reducing interdependent people's impulsivity in the presence of peers. We broaden these findings by examining the hypothesis that an interdependent (vs. independent) self-construal fosters self-control even in the absence of peers and for non-impulsive decisions. We further explore whether this effect could be mediated by the more interrelated (vs. isolated) processing style of interdependent (vs. independent) people. Such an interrelated (vs...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653154/dna-persistence-of-bite-marks-on-food-and-its-relevance-for-str-typing
#16
Céline M Pfeifer, Anja Gass, Rachel Klein-Unseld, Peter Wiegand
In forensic DNA analysis, salivary traces at crime scenes are a promising way to identify a person. However, crime scenes are oftentimes investigated a while after the crime and recovered samples might have been degraded leading to poor PCR amplification. Probably due to decomposition and negative visual impression of spoiled food, bite mark samples make up only a small part of our casework routine. In this study, bite marks on apples and chocolate bars as well as on an inert surface (microscope slide) were stored up to 3 weeks indoors and outdoors during different seasons and analyzed for amylase activity and DNA quantity and quality...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649567/effect-of-dark-chocolate-extracts-on-phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-induced-oxidative-burst-in-leukocytes-isolated-by-normo-weight-and-overweight-obese-subjects
#17
Francesca Ioannone, Giampiero Sacchetti, Mauro Serafini
Oxidative and inflammatory stress represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in overweight and obese subjects. Between the different plant foods, chocolate has been shown to decrease CVD risk due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, as we recently showed in epidemiological studies, meta-analyses, and human trials, dietary antioxidants resulted more effective in subjects characterized by an ongoing oxidative stress, than in healthy people. Aim of this work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations of chocolate phenolic extract (CPE) on in vitro free radical production, stimulated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), in leukocytes extracted from blood of normo-weight and overweight/obese subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649251/cocoa-and-dark-chocolate-polyphenols-from-biology-to-clinical-applications
#18
REVIEW
Thea Magrone, Matteo Antonio Russo, Emilio Jirillo
It is well known that cocoa and dark chocolate possess polyphenols as major constituents whose dietary consumption has been associated to beneficial effects. In fact, cocoa and dark chocolate polyphenols exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities switching on some important signaling pathways such as toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor κB/signal transducer and activator of transcription. In particular, cocoa polyphenols induce release of nitric oxide (NO) through activation of endothelial NO synthase which, in turn, accounts for vasodilation and cardioprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646332/a-rational-approach-for-the-improvement-of-biomass-production-and-lipid-profile-in-cacao-cell-suspensions
#19
Adriana María Gallego Rúa, Luisa Fernanda Rojas, Aura Ines Urrea Trujillo, Oriana Parra Zuleta, Cristian David Correa Alvarez, Lucía Atehortúa Garcés
Cocoa butter (CB) is produced in the seeds of Theobroma cacao representing 50% of its dry weight. The lipid composition plays an important role in the physicochemical, rheological, and sensory properties of the CB, making this fat a valuable resource for the production of chocolates, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In this paper, are described experimental strategies used for a rational improvement of biomass production and fatty acids in cacao cell suspension cultures. First, the lipid profile in four cacao varieties is characterized, and then, one variety is selected to induce cell suspensions using a direct method without previous establishment of a callus phase...
June 23, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645636/theobromine-does-not-affect-postprandial-lipid-metabolism-and-duodenal-gene-expression-but-has-unfavorable-effects-on-postprandial-glucose-and-insulin-responses-in-humans
#20
Lotte Smolders, Ronald P Mensink, Mark V Boekschoten, Rogier J J de Ridder, Jogchum Plat
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chocolate consumption is associated with a decreased risk for CVD. Theobromine, a compound in cocoa, may explain these effects as it favorably affected fasting serum lipids. However, long-term effects of theobromine on postprandial metabolism as well as underlying mechanisms have never been studied. The objective was to evaluate the effects of 4-week theobromine consumption (500 mg/day) on fasting and postprandial lipid, lipoprotein and glucose metabolism, and duodenal gene expression...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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