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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749572/new-zealand-adolescents-discouragement-of-smoking-among-their-peers
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Louise Marsh, Ella Iosua, Rob McGee, Joanna White
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the extent to which young people are acting as 'agents of change' in discouraging smoking among their peers. METHODS: This study used data from a survey of 2,919 New Zealand secondary school students who participated in the 2014 national Youth In-depth Survey. Relevant questions were used to assess the extent to which students engaged in behaviours to discourage or promote smoking among their peers. RESULTS: About half of all students reported some form of behaviour discouraging others from smoking, while only one in ten reported encouraging smoking...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749488/trends-in-provider-initiated-versus-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-2004-2013
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M L Ada, M R Hacker, T H Golen, M J Haviland, S A Shainker, H H Burris
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were as follows: (i) to estimate the proportion of preterm deliveries at a tertiary perinatal center that were provider-initiated versus spontaneous before and after a 2009 policy to reduce elective early-term deliveries, and (ii)to evaluate whether shifts in type of preterm delivery varied by race/ethnicity. METHOD: We performed a retrospective cohort study of preterm deliveries over a 10-year period, 2004 to 2013, including detailed review of 929 of 5566 preterm deliveries, to designate each delivery as provider-initiated or spontaneous...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749474/racial-ethnic-differences-in-multiple-gene-sequencing-results-for-hereditary-cancer-risk
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Jennifer L Caswell-Jin, Tanya Gupta, Evan Hall, Iva M Petrovchich, Meredith A Mills, Kerry E Kingham, Rachel Koff, Nicolette M Chun, Peter Levonian, Alexandra P Lebensohn, James M Ford, Allison W Kurian
PurposeWe examined racial/ethnic differences in the usage and results of germ-line multiple-gene sequencing (MGS) panels to evaluate hereditary cancer risk.MethodsWe collected genetic testing results and clinical information from 1,483 patients who underwent MGS at Stanford University between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015.ResultsAsians and Hispanics presented for MGS at younger ages than whites (48 and 47 vs. 55; P = 5E-16 and 5E-14). Across all panels, the rate of pathogenic variants (15%) did not differ significantly between racial groups...
July 27, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749302/squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-two-snow-leopards-uncia-uncia-with-unusual-auricular-presentation
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Benoît Quintard, Eva Maria Greunz, Brice Lefaux, Karin Lemberger, Antoine Leclerc
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is well documented in snow leopards ( Uncia uncia ) and most common locations are oral, facial, or pedal. These two cases illustrate an unusual auricular presentation, which is more often reported in white domestic cats. The animals were aged and presented clinical signs of otitis such as head shaking and ear scratching. Clinical examinations showed auricular canal masses with chronic purulent otitis. In both cases, clinical deterioration led to euthanasia and histology of the ear canal was consistent with SCC and showed numerous vascular emboli...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749290/granulomatous-encephalomyelitis-in-a-false-gharial-tomistoma-schlegelii-associated-with-a-novel-chlamydia-species
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Marjorie Bercier, Darryl J Heard, Alexandra M Goe, Ember Epperson, Jeffrey R Abbott, April L Childress, James F X Wellehan
A 5-yr-old, captive, hatched, female false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) presented with a 1-mo history of cervical spinal curvature. Antemortem diagnostics, including blood work, electromyography, muscle biopsies, and advanced imaging tests, were either within reference ranges or did not identify any specific etiology. Necropsy revealed extensive, marked, chronic granulomatous encephalomyelitis along with neuronal necrosis, rarefaction, gliosis, and astrocytosis of the white and gray matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749279/effects-of-tramadol-on-the-minimum-anesthetic-concentration-of-isoflurane-in-white-eyed-parakeets-psittacara-leucophthalmus
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André Escobar, Rozana Wendler da Rocha, Monica Midon, Ricardo Miyasaka de Almeida, Darcio Zangirolami Filho, Karin Werther
The aim of this study was to determine the minimum anesthetic concentration (MAC) of isoflurane, and to investigate if tramadol changes the isoflurane MAC in white-eyed parakeets (Psittacara leucophthalmus). Ten adult birds weighing 157 ± 9 g were anesthetized with isoflurane in oxygen under mechanical ventilation. Isoflurane concentration for the first bird was adjusted to 2.2%, and after 15 min an electrical stimulus was applied in the thigh area to observe the response (movement or nonmovement). Isoflurane concentration for the subsequent bird was increased by 10% if the previous bird moved, or decreased by 10% if the previous bird did not move...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749273/a-retrospective-review-of-western-lowland-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-mortality-in-european-zoologic-collections-between-2004-and-2014
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Victoria Strong, Kerstin Baiker, Marnie L Brennan, Sharon Redrobe, Frank Rietkerk, Malcolm Cobb, Kate White
An understanding of the main causes of mortality among captive gorillas is imperative to promoting their optimal care, health, and welfare. A retrospective observational review of mortality among the European zoo-housed western lowland gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla) population from 2004 to 2014 was carried out. This is the first published study of mortality in this population. Relevant postmortem data were requested from each collection reporting a death during the study period. Age at death enabled grouping into discrete age categories...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749265/emergency-anesthesia-and-exploratory-laparotomy-in-a-compromised-pacific-white-sided-dolphin-lagenorhynchus-obliquidens
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Justin F Rosenberg, Martin Haulena, James E Bailey, Dean A Hendrickson, Marina Ivančić, Stephen A Raverty
Anesthesia and surgery in cetaceans have inherent risks and have rarely been utilized as viable treatment options. This report represents the first known multidisciplinary team approach to emergency laparotomy in a compromised, 22-yr-old, female Pacific white-sided dolphin ( Lagenorhynchus obliquidens ). The inciting clinical signs and ancillary diagnostics were consistent with a mechanical ileus. Although no torsion or obstruction was apparent during surgery, severe enteritis and peritonitis were noted. Postoperatively, the animal was maintained on aggressive medical management with continuous supportive care until succumbing 3 days later with clinical pathology indicative of terminal sepsis and profound inflammation...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749263/measuring-intraocular-pressure-in-white-s-tree-frogs-litoria-caerulea-by-rebound-tonometry-comparing-device-time-of-day-and-manual-versus-chemical-restraint-methods
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Jennifer C Hausmann, Ashley Krisp, Kurt Sladky, Paul E Miller, Christoph Mans
Ocular diseases reported in frogs include uveitis and glaucoma, which are associated with changes in intraocular pressure (IOP). The objectives of this study were to characterize the normal IOP for White's tree frogs ( Litoria caerulea ) using two types of rebound tonometers, and to assess whether time of day or method of restraint affected IOP. Eighteen conscious, unrestrained, ophthalmologically normal frogs were used to measure IOP using TonoVet® and TonoLab® tonometers, at three time points during the day...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749258/coelomic-teratoma-in-a-blue-and-yellow-macaw-ara-ararauna
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Letícia B de Oliveira, Willian H M Santos, Alessandra V de Araújo, Anelise C Nepomuceno, Roselene Ecco
A 2-mo-old, female blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) presented with severe abdominal distension, pain, and respiratory distress. Ultrasonographic examination detected a heterogeneous mass with multiple anechoic areas, compatible with a multilocular cyst, occupying most of the coelomic cavity. Postmortem examination revealed a mass of 12.0 × 8.5 × 5.0 cm, which had an irregular surface and was connected by a pedicle to the ileum. This mass compressed and displaced the liver, proventriculus, gizzard, and intestines cranially to the left...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749133/two-dimensional-lead-ii-halide-based-hybrid-perovskites-templated-by-acene-alkylamines-crystal-structures-optical-properties-and-piezoelectricity
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Ke-Zhao Du, Qing Tu, Xu Zhang, Qiwei Han, Jie Liu, Stefan Zauscher, David B Mitzi
A series of two-dimensional (2D) hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite (HOIP) crystals, based on acene alkylamine cations (i.e., phenylmethylammonium (PMA), 2-phenylethylammonium (PEA), 1-(2-naphthyl)methanammonium (NMA), and 2-(2-naphthyl)ethanammonium (NEA)) and lead(II) halide (i.e., PbX4(2-), X = Cl, Br, and I) frameworks, and their corresponding thin films were fabricated and examined for structure-property relationship. Several new or redetermined crystal structures are reported, including those for (NEA)2PbI4, (NEA)2PbBr4, (NMA)2PbBr4, (PMA)2PbBr4, and (PEA)2PbI4...
July 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749005/screening-of-furanocoumarin-derivatives-as-cytochrome-p450-3a4-inhibitors-in-citrus
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M Masuda, S Watanabe, M Tanaka, A Tanaka, H Araki
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Furanocoumarins, such as bergamottin (BG) and 6',7'-dihydroxybergamottin (DHB), isolated from grapefruit juice are clinically active constituents capable of inhibiting cytochrome P450 3A4. Furanocoumarins are also found in hassaku, pummelo and daidai. Several types of hybrid citrus fruits have recently been developed, and these may also contain furanocoumarins because they were produced by cross-breeding pummelo, daidai and other citrus fruits. In this study, we quantified BG and DHB levels in the flesh and peel of hybrid citrus fruits...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748882/superiority-of-peginterferon-%C3%AE-2a-and-ribavirin-combination-over-peginterferon-%C3%AE-2a-monotherapy-in-the-management-of-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Saeed M G Al-Ghamdi, Nasser Alaulaqi, Abdullah A Al-Amoudi, Amenah Alghamdi, Abbas Zagnoon, Bakr Ben Sadiq
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common infection affecting 15% of hemodialysis population in Saudi Arabia resulting in delay in transplantation and long-term complications. The use of peginterferon resulted in sustained virologic response (SVR) in 40%-85% of patients, especially if combined with ribavirin. The treatment is hampered by the high dropout due to anemia and requirement of blood transfusion resulting from this therapy. Some studies have shown that the addition of increasing dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and reduced dose of ribavirin results in reduced dropout rate with high SVR...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748696/ultrasound-characterization-of-microbead-and-cell-suspensions-by-speed-of-sound-measurements-of-neutrally-buoyant-samples
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Kevin Wallace Cushing, Fabio Garofalo, Cecilia Magnusson, Lars Ekblad, Henrik Bruus, Thomas Laurell
We present an experimental method including error analysis for the measurement of the density and compressibility of cells and microbeads; these being the two central material properties in ultrasound-based acoustophoretic applications such as particle separation, trapping, and up-concentration. The density of the microparticles is determined by using a neutrally-buoyant selection process that involves centrifuging of microparticles suspended in different density solutions, CsCl for microbeads and Percoll for cells...
July 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748547/painful-nails-and-white-macules
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A Le, B Richert, U Sass, J Andre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748545/underdominant-kcc3b-r31i-association-with-blood-sodium-concentration-in-domestic-sheep-suggests-role-in-oligomer-function
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Stephen N White, Ryan D Oliveira, Michelle R Mousel, Michael V Gonzalez, Margaret A Highland, Maria K Herndon, J Bret Taylor, Donald P Knowles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748537/differences-in-brain-morphology-and-working-memory-capacity-across-childhood
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Joe Bathelt, Susan E Gathercole, Amy Johnson, Duncan E Astle
Working memory (WM) skills are closely associated with learning progress in key areas such as reading and mathematics across childhood. As yet, however, little is known about how the brain systems underpinning WM develop over this critical developmental period. The current study investigated whether and how structural brain correlates of components of the working memory system change over development. Verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory were assessed in 153 children between 5.58 and 15.92 years, and latent components of the working memory system were derived...
July 26, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748533/macrococcus-canis-and-m-caseolyticus-in-dogs-occurrence-genetic-diversity-and-antibiotic-resistance
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Kerstin Cotting, Christian Strauss, Sabrina Rodriguez-Campos, Ana Rostaher, Nina M Fischer, Petra J Roosje, Claude Favrot, Vincent Perreten
BACKGROUND: The discovery of a new Macrococcus canis species isolated from skin and infection sites of dogs led us to question if Macrococcus spp. are common in dogs and are resistant to antibiotics. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the occurrence of Macrococcus spp. in dogs, determine antibiotic resistance profiles and genetic relationships. ANIMALS: One hundred and sixty two dogs (mainly West Highland white terriers and Newfoundland dogs) were screened for the presence of Macrococcus, including six dogs with Macrococcus infections...
July 26, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748507/intergenerational-neighborhood-attainment-and-the-legacy-of-racial-residential-segregation-a-causal-mediation-analysis
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Jeremy Pais
Advances in mediation analysis are used to examine the legacy effects of racial residential segregation in the United States on neighborhood attainments across two familial generations. The legacy effects of segregation are anticipated to operate through two primary pathways: a neighborhood effects pathway and an urban continuity pathway. The neighborhood effects pathway explains why parent's exposure to racial residential segregation during their family-rearing years can influence the residential outcomes of their children later in life...
July 26, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748393/the-validate29-mri-based-multi-channel-atlas-of-the-squirrel-monkey-brain
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Kurt G Schilling, Yurui Gao, Iwona Stepniewska, Tung-Lin Wu, Feng Wang, Bennett A Landman, John C Gore, Li Min Chen, Adam W Anderson
We describe the development of the first digital atlas of the normal squirrel monkey brain and present the resulting product, VALiDATe29. The VALiDATe29 atlas is based on multiple types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast acquired on 29 squirrel monkeys, and is created using unbiased, nonlinear registration techniques, resulting in a population-averaged stereotaxic coordinate system. The atlas consists of multiple anatomical templates (proton density, T1, and T2* weighted), diffusion MRI templates (fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity), and ex vivo templates (fractional anisotropy and a structural MRI)...
July 26, 2017: Neuroinformatics
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