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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738571/determination-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-infant-formula-using-solid-state-urea-clathrate-formation-with-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Zoltán Nyiri, Márton Novák, Zsolt Bodai, Noémi Petrovics, Zsuzsanna Eke
An analytical method has been developed for the quantitative determination of the 16 EU priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in infant formula. Prior to analysis infant formula is subjected to sample preparation including the extraction of PAHs from the sample, transesterification of the triglyceride content of the extract to fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs), and solid state urea clathrate formation to remove the FAMEs. Measurements were carried out with gas chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738509/ambient-sediment-quality-conditions-in-minnesota-lakes-usa-effects-of-watershed-parameters-and-aquatic-health-implications
#2
Judy L Crane
Surficial sediments were collected from 50 randomly selected Minnesota lakes, plus four a priori reference lakes, in 2007. The lakes encompassed broad geographic coverage of the state and included a variety of major land uses in the surrounding watersheds. Sediment samples were analyzed for a suite of metals, metalloids, persistent organic pollutants, total organic carbon, and particle size fractions. In addition, a small fish survey was conducted to assess PBDEs in both whole fish and fish tissues. Sediment quality in this set of lakes ranged from good (43%) to moderate (57%) based on an integrative measure of multiple contaminants...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738488/-pathological-features-at-autopsy-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#3
H Wang, F Fang, K Chai, Y Y Li, Y Luo, D G Liu, D P Liu, J F Yang
Objective: To analyze the cardiac pathological features of elderly coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (60 years and over) and evaluate the pathological features at autopsy and risk factors of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: Data from 471 elderly patients (aged from 60 to 100 years old) with CAD confirmed by autopsy hospitalized in our hospital from April 1969 to October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into 2 groups: AMI group(n=128) with AMI as the primary cause of death and the rest served as control group(n=343)...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738331/future-perspectives-in-sleep-medicine
#4
Leh-Kiong Anne Huon, Christian Guilleminault
"Sleep Medicine" is now a specialty in its own right. Currently, there is increasing recognition of the very negative impact sleep disorders have on learning, education, safety, and quality of life. Technological advances will help us to break down diagnoses (e.g., narcolepsy has now been subdivided into types 1 and 2, depending upon the hypocretin levels in the spinal fluid) and to discover relationships to other bodily systems (e.g., type 1 narcolepsy potentially being an autoimmune disorder). The modern lifestyle of many, as characterized by a shortening of sleep periods, shift work, jet lag, and the need to be constantly available, means that advances in sleep medicine may result in a major understanding of more balanced "work-rest lifestyle" modifications...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738244/dna-binding-and-unwinding-by-hel308-helicase-requires-dual-functions-of-a-winged-helix-domain
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Sarah J Northall, Ryan Buckley, Nathan Jones, J Carlos Penedo, Panos Soultanas, Edward L Bolt
Hel308 helicases promote genome stability linked to DNA replication in archaea, and have homologues in metazoans. In the crystal structure of archaeal Hel308 bound to a tailed DNA duplex, core helicase domains encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) in a "ratchet" for directional translocation. A winged helix domain (WHD) is also present, but its function is mysterious. We investigated the WHD in full-length Hel308, identifying that mutations in a solvent exposed α-helix resulted in reduced DNA binding and unwinding activities...
July 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738087/exercise-physiology-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-analysis-of-heart-pump-interaction-with-a-computational-simulator
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Libera Fresiello, Frank Rademakers, Piet Claus, Gianfranco Ferrari, Arianna Di Molfetta, Bart Meyns
Patients with a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) are hemodynamically stable but show an impaired exercise capacity. Aim of this work is to identify and to describe the limiting factors of exercise physiology with a VAD. We searched for data concerning exercise in heart failure condition and after VAD implantation from the literature. Data were analyzed by using a cardiorespiratory simulator that worked as a collector of inputs coming from different papers. As a preliminary step the simulator was used to reproduce the evolution of hemodynamics from rest to peak exercise (ergometer cycling) in heart failure condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737836/parenting-and-cortisol-in-infancy-interactively-predict-conduct-problems-and-callous-unemotional-behaviors-in-childhood
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Nicholas J Wagner, W Roger Mills-Koonce, Michael T Willoughby, Martha J Cox
This study examines observed maternal sensitivity, harsh-intrusion, and mental-state talk in infancy as predictors of conduct problems (CP) and callous-unemotional (CU) behaviors in middle childhood, as well as the extent to which infants' resting cortisol and cortisol reactivity moderate these associations. Using data from the Family Life Project (n = 1,292), results indicate that maternal sensitivity at 6 months predicts fewer CP at first grade, but only for infants who demonstrate high levels of cortisol reactivity...
July 24, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737732/the-role-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-in-activity-recognition-and-energy-expenditure-estimation-using-wearable-sensors
#8
Heesu Park, Suh-Yeon Dong, Miran Lee, Inchan Youn
Human-activity recognition (HAR) and energy-expenditure (EE) estimation are major functions in the mobile healthcare system. Both functions have been investigated for a long time; however, several challenges remain unsolved, such as the confusion between activities and the recognition of energy-consuming activities involving little or no movement. To solve these problems, we propose a novel approach using an accelerometer and electrocardiogram (ECG). First, we collected a database of six activities (sitting, standing, walking, ascending, resting and running) of 13 voluntary participants...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737588/longer-concentric-action-increases-muscle-activation-and-neuromuscular-fatigue-responses-in-protocols-equalized-by-repetition-duration
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Lucas T Lacerda, Cinara G Costa, Fernando V Lima, Hugo C Martins-Costa, Rodrigo C R Diniz, André G P Andrade, Gustavo H C Peixoto, Michael G Bemben, Mauro H Chagas
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of protocols equalized by the repetition duration but composed of different concentric and eccentric durations on muscle activation and neuromuscular fatigue. Seventeen males with previous experience in resistance training performed 3 training protocols (A - 2s con : 4s ecc; B - 3s con : 3s ecc; and C - 4s con : 2s ecc) with the Smith machine bench press exercise, all with 3 sets, 6 repetitions, 3 minutes' rest, and 60% of 1RM. The normalized root mean square of the electromyographic signal (EMGRMS) and mean frequency electromyography (EMGMF) for pectoralis major and triceps brachii muscles were calculated for 2nd and 5th repetitions in each set...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737531/potential-causes-of-elevated-ree-following-high-intensity-exercise
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Gary R Hunter, Douglas R Moellering, Stephen J Carter, Barbara A Gower, Marcas M Bamman, Lyndsey M Hornbuckle, Eric P Plaisance, Gordon Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Resting energy expenditure (REE) increases following intense exercise; however, little is known concerning mechanisms. PURPOSE: Determine effects of a single bout of moderate-intensity continuous aerobic exercise (MIC), or high intensity interval exercise (HII) on REE under energy balance conditions. METHODS: Thirty-three untrained premenopausal women were evaluated at baseline, after 8-16 weeks of training, 22 hours following either MIC (50% peak VO2) or HII (84% peak VO2)...
July 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737530/ultrasound-characteristics-of-clinically-dislocated-but-reducible-hips-with-ddh
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Brendan Striano, Emily K Schaeffer, Travis H Matheney, Vidayadhar V Upasani, Charles T Price, Kishore Mulpuri, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound (US) is frequently used in diagnosis and management of infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip, precise ultrasonographic parameters of what constitutes a dislocation, subluxation etc remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the ultrasonographic characteristics of a large cohort of clinically dislocated but reducible hips and (2) to begin to develop ultrasonographic definitions for what constitutes a hip dislocation. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data from an international multicenter study group on developmental dysplasia of the hip was conducted on all patients under 6 months of age with hip(s) that were dislocated at rest but reducible based on initial physical examination (ie, Ortolani positive)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737365/vim-thalamotomy-in-the-treatment-of-holmes-tremor-secondary-to-hiv-associated-midbrain-lesion-a-case-report
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José O Oliveira, Soraya A Jorge Cecilio, Matheus Fernandes Oliveira, Leonardo R Takahashi, Alexandro R Galassi, Vanessa M Holanda, José M Rotta
Holmes' tremor (rubral tremor, cerebellar outflow tremor) is characterized by rest, intention and postural tremor, often localized to one upper extremity, associated with ipsilateral dysmetria and dysdiadochokinesia. We describe a case of successful treatment of Holmes' tremor with unilateral nucleus ventralis intermedius (VIM) thalamotomy. The subject is a 43-year-old woman with unremarkable previous medical history. She presented with complete left hemiparesis in the context of human immunodeficiency syndrome and the magnetic resonance image disclosed a contrast-enhancing lesion in right brain peduncle, in topography of red nucleus...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737256/insula-based-networks-in-professional-musicians-evidence-for-increased-functional-connectivity-during-resting-state-fmri
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Anna M Zamorano, Ignacio Cifre, Pedro Montoya, Inmaculada Riquelme, Boris Kleber
Despite considerable research on experience-dependent neuroplasticity in professional musicians, detailed understanding of an involvement of the insula is only now beginning to emerge. We investigated the effects of musical training on intrinsic insula-based connectivity in professional classical musicians relative to nonmusicians using resting-state functional MRI. Following a tripartite scheme of insula subdivisions, coactivation profiles were analyzed for the posterior, ventral anterior, and dorsal anterior insula in both hemispheres...
July 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737066/%C3%AE-blockade-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-does-heart-rate-control-influence-readmissions
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Ryan E Owens, Jennifer D Twilla, Timothy H Self, Abdulrahman I Alshaya, Carlvin J Metra, Carolyn Cummings, Carrie S Oliphant
BACKGROUND: Raised resting heart rate (HR), >70 beats per minute (bpm), has been shown to be a risk factor for adverse cardiovascular outcomes and hospital readmissions, specifically in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF rEF). Given their mortality benefit, β-blockers are recommended in HF rEF, with a goal to titrate to a maximum tolerated dose rather than a specific HR target. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of optimal HR control achievement prior to hospital discharge on hospital readmissions in patients with HF rEF receiving β-blockade...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736964/exceptionalism-is-not-exceptional-in-relation-to-sexual-and-reproduction-mechanisms-contrasts-of-human-and-animal-sexuality
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Roy J Levin
Speculation that the release of oxytocin by orgasm in the human female during coitus facilitates fertility by enhancing uterine sperm transport has been criticised as having no unequivocal empirical human evidence. However, a counter claim that this supports human 'exceptionalism' as some form of uterine sperm transport occurs in other species. This is a misconception as it ignores that human uterine peristalsis, powered by contractions of the smooth muscle of the archimyometrium, facilitates sperm transport even without any systemic oxytocin involvement...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736900/depletion-of-pax7-satellite-cells-does-not-affect-diaphragm-adaptations-to-running-in-young-or-aged-mice
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Kevin A Murach, Amy L Confides, Angel Ho, Janna R Jackson, Lina S Ghazala, Charlotte A Peterson, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden
Satellite cell contribution to un-stressed diaphragm is higher compared to hind limb muscles, which is likely attributable to constant activation of this muscle to drive ventilation. Whether satellite cell depletion negatively impacts diaphragm quantitative and qualitative characteristics under stressed conditions in young and aged mice is unknown. We therefore challenged the diaphragm with prolonged running activity in the presence and absence of Pax7+ satellite cells in young and aged mice using an inducible Pax7(CreER) -R26R(DTA) model...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736814/interactions-between-empathy-and-resting-heart-rate-in-early-adolescence-predict-violent-behavior-in-late-adolescence-and-early-adulthood
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Chardée A Galán, Daniel Ewon Choe, Erika E Forbes, Daniel S Shaw
BACKGROUND: Although resting heart rate (RHR) and empathy are independently and negatively associated with violent behavior, relatively little is known about the interplay between these psychophysiological and temperament-related risk factors. METHODS: Using a sample of 160 low-income, racially diverse men followed prospectively from infancy through early adulthood, this study examined whether RHR and empathy during early adolescence independently and interactively predict violent behavior and related correlates in late adolescence and early adulthood...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736682/standardized-approach-to-quantitatively-measure-residual-limb-skin-health-in-individuals-with-lower-limb-amputation
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Cameron L Rink, Matthew M Wernke, Heather M Powell, Mark Tornero, Surya C Gnyawali, Ryan M Schroeder, Jayne Y Kim, Jeffrey A Denune, Alexander W Albury, Gayle M Gordillo, James M Colvin, Chandan K Sen
Objective: (1) Develop a standardized approach to quantitatively measure residual limb skin health. (2) Report reference residual limb skin health values in people with transtibial and transfemoral amputation. Approach: Residual limb health outcomes in individuals with transtibial (n = 5) and transfemoral (n = 5) amputation were compared to able-limb controls (n = 4) using noninvasive imaging (hyperspectral imaging and laser speckle flowmetry) and probe-based approaches (laser doppler flowmetry, transcutaneous oxygen, transepidermal water loss, surface electrical capacitance)...
July 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736535/mind-body-practice-changes-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-intrinsic-control-networks
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Gao-Xia Wei, Zhu-Qing Gong, Zhi Yang, Xi-Nian Zuo
Cognitive control impairment is a typical symptom largely reported in populations with neurological disorders. Previous studies have provided evidence about the changes in cognitive control induced by mind-body training. However, the neural correlates underlying the effect of extensive mind-body practice on cognitive control remain largely unknown. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we characterized dynamic fluctuations in large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks associated with mind-body practice, and examined their differences between healthy controls and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736521/group-level-progressive-alterations-in-brain-connectivity-patterns-revealed-by-diffusion-tensor-brain-networks-across-severity-stages-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Javier Rasero, Carmen Alonso-Montes, Ibai Diez, Laiene Olabarrieta-Landa, Lakhdar Remaki, Iñaki Escudero, Beatriz Mateos, Paolo Bonifazi, Manuel Fernandez, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Sebastiano Stramaglia, Jesus M Cortes
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronically progressive neurodegenerative disease highly correlated to aging. Whether AD originates by targeting a localized brain area and propagates to the rest of the brain across disease-severity progression is a question with an unknown answer. Here, we aim to provide an answer to this question at the group-level by looking at differences in diffusion-tensor brain networks. In particular, making use of data from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), four different groups were defined (all of them matched by age, sex and education level): G1 (N1 = 36, healthy control subjects, Control), G2 (N2 = 36, early mild cognitive impairment, EMCI), G3 (N3 = 36, late mild cognitive impairment, LMCI) and G4 (N4 = 36, AD)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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