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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050461/comparison-of-clinical-utility-between-diaphragm-excursion-and-thickening-change-using-ultrasonography-to-predict-extubation-success
#1
Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: Both diaphragmatic excursion and change in muscle thickening are measured using ultrasonography (US) to assess diaphragm function and mechanical ventilation weaning outcomes. However, which parameter can better predict successful extubation remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical utility of these two diaphragmatic parameters to predict extubation success. Methods: This study included patients subjected to extubation trial in the medical or surgical intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital from May 2015 through February 2016...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050459/third-party-regulatory-t-cells-prevent-murine-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
#2
Jung-Yeon Lim, Keon-Il Im, Yunejin Song, Nayoun Kim, Young-Sun Nam, Young-Woo Jeon, Seok-Goo Cho
Background/Aims: Adoptive therapy with regulatory T (Treg) cells to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) would benefit from a strategy to improve homing to the sites of inflammation following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although donor-derived Treg cells have mainly been used in these models, third-party-derived Treg cells are a promising alternative for cell-based immunotherapy, as they can be screened for pathogens and cell activity, and banked for GVHD prevention...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050458/endoscopic-treatment-of-jejunal-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-that-caused-recurrent-intussusception
#3
Ke Ryun Ahn, Ja Seol Koo, Hwan Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jee Hyun Lee, Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Sang Woo Lee
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is a rare anomaly in the small bowel and may be the cause of intussusception when it gets a lead point in the jejunum. All cases of intussusception due to intestinal HGM have been treated with surgical resection. A 5-year-old girl presented with chief complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain for 2 weeks. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed intussusception at the proximal jejunal loops. Three air reductions and one saline reduction were attempted without success...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050447/uncaria-tomentosa
#4
Valentina Della Valle
Uncaria tomentosa (U. tomentosa) or uña de gato, a species of vine of Rubiaceae family, was used from centuries in various medical conditions. Although there are no randomized controlled trials or published human outcome studies, some conditions reportedly improved by U. tomentosa include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, prostatitis, viral illnesses and cancer (acting as a non-specific immunomodulantign agent) and it may also have potential as an immunomodulating adaptogen in cellular aging. The understanding of some specific mechanisms of molecular action leads to the demonstration of various anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating and protective effects...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050446/management-of-mycoses-in-daily-practice
#5
Lorenzo Drago, Giuseppe Micali, Manuela Papini, Bianca M Piraccini, Stefano Veraldi
The guideline recommendations, albeit founded on thorough reviews of clinically relevant literature data, are often not immediately adaptable to everyday life. Considering the marked heterogeneity of superficial mycoses, each of them requires specific management in a real life context; in all cases diagnostic confirmation is required with microscopic and culture examination. In tinea capitis oral therapy is necessary (minimum six weeks) and should be continued until clinical and, above all, mycological healing...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050444/treatment-of-ichthyosis-vulgaris-with-a-urea-based-emulsion-videodermatoscopy-and-confocal-microscopy-evaluation
#6
Clara Benintende, Simona Boscaglia, Franco Dinotta, Francesco Lacarrubba, Giuseppe Micali
BACKGROUND: Ichthyosis vulgaris is a common disorder of keratinization caused by mutations in the filaggrin gene and clinically characterized by variable degree of xerosis. METHODS: Five patients affected by ichthyosis vulgaris and moderate to severe xerosis of the lower limbs, were treated twice daily for 30 days with an emulsion containing 10% urea, ceramides, and natural moisturizing factors (NMF). Evaluation was performed at baseline and at the end of treatment by clinical examination, Visual Analogue Scale to quantify itch, videodermatoscopy (VD), and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM)...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050441/the-physiological-response-of-broiler-chickens-to-the-dietary-supplementation-of-the-bacteriocin-nisin-and-ionophore-coccidiostats
#7
B Kieronczyk, M Sassek, E Pruszynska-Oszmalek, P Kolodziejski, M Rawski, S Swiatkiewicz, D Józefiak
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation with nisin alone or in combination with salinomycin or monensin on broiler chickens in terms of growth performance, selected blood parameters, digestive enzyme activity, apparent nutrient digestibility, and tibiotarsus mineralization, as well as selected gastrointestinal tract (GIT) organ weights, intestinal length, and central immune organ weights. Two independent experiments, each including 400 one-day-old female Ross 308 chicks differing in ionophore coccidiostats, i...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050440/random-regression-analyses-to-model-the-longitudinal-measurements-of-yolk-proportions-in-the-laying-chicken
#8
Guo Jun, Wang Kehua, Qu Liang, Dou Taocun, Shen Manman, Ma Meng, Hu Yuping
Cubic spline function was used in a genetic evaluation to model the change of yolk proportion over the lay life. A total of 19,862 yolk proportion records of 2,324 hens was used. The evaluated submodels consisted of 3 to 6 knot models. The same knots were fitted for genetic and permanent environmental splines. The residual effects were specified to be independently and normally distributed, but with heterogeneous variance for each test week. (Co)variance components were estimated by the average information restricted maximum likelihood (AIREML) method...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050437/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-snp-panel-for-the-genetic-characterization-of-italian-chicken-breeds-by-next-generation-sequencing-discovery-and-array-genotyping
#9
E Viale, E Zanetti, D Özdemir, C Broccanello, A Dalmasso, M De Marchi, M Cassandro
The aim of this study was to compare the intra and inter genetic variability and population structure of 7 indigenous chicken breeds of the Veneto region, through a novel panel of 64 SNP, each located in an exonic region and mostly on different chromosomes. A total of 753 blood samples from 7 local chicken breeds (Ermellinata di Rovigo, Millefiori di Lonigo, Polverara, Pepòi, Robusta Lionata, Robusta Maculata, and Padovana) was collected and analyzed. Two strains of Polverara (Nera and Bianca) and Padovana (Dorata and Camosciata) were included in the study...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050436/sound-analysis-to-model-weight-of-broiler-chickens
#10
Ilaria Fontana, Emanuela Tullo, Lenn Carpentier, Dries Berckmans, Andy Butterworth, Erik Vranken, Tomas Norton, Daniel Berckmans, Marcella Guarino
The pattern of body weight gain during the commercial growing of broiler chickens is important to understand growth and feed conversion ratio of each flock.The application of sound analysis techniques has been widely studied to measure and analyze the amplitude and frequency of animal sounds. Previous studies have shown a significant correlation (P ≤ 0.001) between the frequency of vocalization and the age and weight of broilers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify and validate a model that describes the growth rate of broiler chickens based on the peak frequency of their vocalizations and to explore the possibility to develop a tool capable of automatically detecting the growth of the chickens based on the frequency of their vocalizations during the production cycle...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050435/immune-enhancing-activity-of-phosvitin-by-stimulating-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-mediator
#11
J H Lee, S H Moon, H S Kim, E Park, D U Ahn, H D Paik
Egg yolk phosvitin is one of the most phosphorylated proteins in nature, and the extraordinarily high concentration of phosphate groups in its structure provides a strong metal-binding ability. Phosvitin is known to possess various functional activities, including metal-chelating, antioxidant, emulsifying, antimicrobial, and cytotoxic activities. However, little is known about the immune-enhancing activity of phosvitin. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immune-enhancing activity of phosvitin in murine RAW 264...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050433/effect-of-the-addition-of-glycosaminoglycans-on-bone-and-cartilaginous-development-of-broiler-chickens
#12
Sarah Sgavioli, Elaine T Santos, Liliana L Borges, Giuliana M Andrade-Garcia, Diana M C Castiblanco, Vitor R Almeida, Rodrigo G Garcia, Antônio C Shimano, Irenilza A Nääs, Silvana M Baraldi-Artoni
Locomotion issues in broiler production may decrease performance (carcass yield and traits) and lead to high financial losses. This study evaluates the addition of glucosaminoglycans in broiler diets to minimize the lack of proper bone development and joint weakening. The experiment was conducted using 2,160 broilers randomly distributed in a factorial pattern (3 × 3) using 3 levels of glucosamine sulfate (0, 0.12, and 0.24%) and 3 levels of chondroitin sulfate addition (0, 0.08, and 0.16%). Eight repetitions were used for each treatment, distributed in 72 pens with 30 broilers each...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050432/dietary-sugarcane-bagasse-and-coarse-particle-size-of-corn-are-beneficial-to-performance-and-gizzard-development-in-broilers-fed-normal-and-high-sodium-diets
#13
S K Kheravii, R A Swick, M Choct, Shu-Biao Wu
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of sugarcane bagasse (SB) and particle size on broiler performance, gizzard development, ileal microflora, litter quality, and bird welfare under a wet litter challenge model. A total of 672 one-day-old Ross 308 male broilers was allocated to 48 pens using a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments with corn particle size-coarse 3,576 μm (CC) or fine 1,113 μm (FC) geometric mean diameter, SB - 0 or 2% and sodium (Na) - 0.16 or 0.40% with increased Na level to induce wet litter...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050430/extraction-and-physicochemical-characterization-of-broiler-gallus-gallus-domesticus-skin-gelatin-compared-to-commercial-bovine-gelatin
#14
E Aykin-Dinçer, A Koç, M Erbas
Gelatin was extracted from broiler (Gallus gallus domesticus) skins and analyzed to compare its physicochemical properties with those of commercial bovine gelatin. The average yield of broiler skin gelatin was 6.5% on a wet weight basis. Broiler skin gelatin had more α1-and α2-chains than β-chain and contained high molecular weight (γ-chain) polymers. Glycine was the dominant amino acid in broiler skin gelatin (20.26%), followed by proline (Pro) (15.12%) then hydroxyproline (Hyp) (11.36%). Compared to commercial bovine gelatin, broiler skin gelatin had less total imino acids (Pro and Hyp) but a higher (33...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050428/effect-of-an-organic-acids-based-feed-additive-and-enrofloxacin-on-the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli-in-cecum-of-broilers
#15
Nataliya Roth, Sigrid Mayrhofer, Martin Gierus, Christine Weingut, Christiane Schwarz, Barbara Doupovec, Roger Berrios, Konrad J Domig
Increasing antibiotic resistance is a major public health concern. Fluoroquinolones are used to treat and prevent poultry diseases worldwide. Fluoroquinolone resistance rates are high in their countries of use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an acids-based feed additive, as well as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, on the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant E. coli. A total of 480 broiler chickens (Ross 308) were randomly assigned to 3 treatments: a control group receiving a basal diet; a group receiving a feed additive (FA) based on formic acid, acetic acid and propionic acid; and an antibiotic enrofloxacin (AB) group given the same diet, but supplemented with enrofloxacin in water...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050427/brazil-nut-meal-and-spray-dried-egg-powders-as-alternatives-to-synthetic-methionine-in-organic-laying-hen-diets
#16
H K Burley, P H Patterson
The United States organic poultry industry is currently facing a limitation on dietary inclusion of synthetic methionine (Met). This study investigated Brazil nut protein powder (BNPP), spray-dried egg white (SDEW), and spray-dried egg blend (70:30 albumen: yolk) (SDEB) as alternatives to synthetic Met in organic laying hen diets. A total of 270 Hy-Line Brown laying hens was fed 5 diets from 22 to 38 wk of age, with 6 replicates of 3 adjacent cages per diet and 3 hens per cage. Diets included a commercial control (COM) (non-organic with standard CP and synthetic Met), an organic control (ORG) (with no synthetic Met, but higher CP to meet Met requirements), and 3 organic treatment diets with no synthetic Met, but including BNPP, SDEW, or SDEB at levels to meet Met requirements...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050426/influence-of-hot-exposure-on-12-week-old-turkey-hen-physiology-welfare-and-meat-quality-and-16-week-old-turkey-tom-core-body-temperature-when-crated-at-transport-density
#17
C J Vermette, Z A Henrikson, K V Schwean-Lardner, T G Crowe
The influence of hot conditions on 12-week-old turkey hens and 16-week-old toms while crated at transport density was evaluated. Forty-eight hens and 48 toms (8 birds per flock × 3 flocks × 2 humidity levels) were used in neutral treatments (trt; 20°C), and 16 hens and 16 toms (8 birds per flock × 1 flock × 2 humidity levels) were used in the hot trt (35°C). Birds were placed in crates at a transport stocking density of approximately 83 kg/m2, then inside a pre-conditioned chamber for 8 hours. Live shrink, core body temperature (CBT), heterophil/lymphocyte (H/L) ratio, and breast and thigh pH and color were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050424/a-functional-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-tyrosinase-gene-promoter-affects-skin-color-and-transcription-activity-in-the-black-boned-chicken
#18
S Yu, J Liao, M Tang, Y Wang, X Wei, L Mao, C Zeng, G Wang
The tyrosinase (TYR) gene is the major melanogenesis-related gene for skin (fur) or plumage color in mammals and birds. Genetic variation in the promoter region of a gene may affect gene expression and phenotypes. This study compared the TYR promoter region between pooled DNA (n = 8) of chickens (Gallus gallus) with black and white skin using direct sequencing. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) c.-2228A>T was found to have the opposite allele distribution in the two groups. The results of genotyping in a larger population (n = 188) revealed that SNP c...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050421/performance-nutrient-utilization-and-energy-partitioning-in-broiler-chickens-offered-high-canola-meal-diets-supplemented-with-multicomponent-carbohydrase-and-mono-component-protease
#19
M Toghyani, S B Wu, R A Pérez-Maldonado, P A Iji, R A Swick
Two broiler chicken experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of canola meal (CM) replacing soybean meal (SBM) in diets supplemented with carbohydrase and protease on performance and partitioning of energy. First, a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments was employed to evaluate: protein meals (CM vs. SBM), carbohydrase (none or 300 mg/kg), protease (none or 200 mg/kg), and their interactions. Each treatment was fed to 6 replicated pens of 16 male broilers (Ross 308) from d 10 to 35. In the second experiment, 32 broiler chicks were used in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement to investigate CM and carbohydrase effects on energy partitioning...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050420/iron-requirements-of-broiler-breeder-hens
#20
Diogo Taschetto, Sergio Luiz Vieira, Clara Roselina Angel, Catarina Stefanello, Liris Kindlein, Marco Antonio Ebbing, Cristina Tonial Simões
A study was conducted to investigate Fe requirements of broiler breeders. One-hundred-fifty-six Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens were individually placed in electrostatically painted cages at 22 weeks. The study was composed of an adaptation phase, in which hens were fed corn-soy-wheat bran diets until 35 wks. An Fe deficient mash diet (24.6 ppm Fe) was provided from 35 to 46 wk in order to induce a partial body Fe depletion. A production phase followed from 47 to 70 wk when hens were fed 6 diets with increasing Fe sulfate supplementation, which, upon analyses had 24...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
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