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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109604/genome-wide-mapping-of-10-calving-and-fertility-traits-in-holstein-dairy-cattle-with-special-regard-to-chromosome-18
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M-P Müller, S Rothammer, D Seichter, I Russ, D Hinrichs, J Tetens, G Thaller, I Medugorac
Over the last decades, a dramatic decrease in reproductive performance has been observed in Holstein cattle and fertility problems have become the most common reason for a cow to leave the herd. The premature removal of animals with high breeding values results in both economic and breeding losses. For efficient future Holstein breeding, the identification of loci associated with low fertility is of major interest and thus constitutes the aim of this study. To reach this aim, a genome-wide combined linkage disequilibrium and linkage analysis (cLDLA) was conducted using data on the following 10 calving and fertility traits in the form of estimated breeding values: days from first service to conception of heifers and cows, nonreturn rate on d 56 of heifers and cows, days from calving to first insemination, days open, paternal and maternal calving ease, paternal and maternal stillbirth...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109598/identification-and-analysis-of-the-expression-of-microrna-from-lactating-and-nonlactating-mammary-glands-of-the-chinese-swamp-buffalo
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Xiaoyan Cai, Qingyou Liu, Xiaoxi Zhang, Yanping Ren, Xiaocan Lei, Sheng Li, Qiuping Chen, Kai Deng, Ping Wang, Haihang Zhang, Deshun Shi
To study the role of microRNA (miR) in the lactation physiology of water buffalo, 2 multiparous dairy buffaloes (including an 8-yr-old buffalo that had been lactating for 3 mo, as well as a 10-yr-old nonlactating, nonpregnant buffalo) were used for miR library construction. The profile of differentially expressed miR in lactating and nonlactating mammary gland tissues of these water buffalo were investigated using Illumina-Solexa high-throughput sequencing technology (Illumina, San Diego, CA). The data identified 259 miR families, 359 mature miR, 363 pre-miR, 230 novel buffalo miR, and 5 buffalo-specific miR that were expressed in mammary tissues...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099548/teledermatology-in-tijuana-mexico
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Megan Brown
The Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) clinic is a binational partnership between the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (San Diego, California); the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California School of Medicine (Tijuana, Mexico); and Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, a community grassroots organization in Tijuana, Mexico. Health Frontiers in Tijuana provides accessible quality health care for the underserved in Tijuana's Zona Norte. This article is a narrative meant to share my clinical experience as a dermatology resident who worked with HFiT to establish teledermatology services at this clinic...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098495/psychometric-characteristics-of-the-insomnia-severity-index-in-veterans-with-history-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Christopher N Kaufmann, Henry J Orff, Raeanne C Moore, Lisa Delano-Wood, Colin A Depp, Dawn M Schiehser
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) is a widely used self-report measure of insomnia symptoms. However, to date this measure has not been validated or well-characterized in veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study assessed the psychometric properties and convergent, divergent, construct, and discriminate validity of the ISI in veterans with a history of TBI. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-three veterans with history of TBI were seen in the VA San Diego Healthcare System as part of a research protocol...
January 18, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088403/ginkgo-fruit-extract-as-an-additive-to-modify-rumen-microbiota-and-fermentation-and-to-mitigate-methane-production
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S Oh, R Shintani, S Koike, Y Kobayashi
Ginkgo fruit, an unused byproduct of the ginkgo nut industry, contains antimicrobial compounds known as anacardic acids. Two major cultivars of ginkgo, Kyuju (K) and Tokuro (T), were evaluated for their potential as a feed additive for ruminants. In batch culture, we incubated a mixture of hay and concentrate in diluted rumen fluid with or without 1.6% (fruit equivalent) ginkgo fruit extract. We conducted another series of batch culture studies to determine the dose response of fermentation. We also conducted continuous culture using the rumen simulation technique (RUSITEC) with cultivar K and carried out a pure culture study to monitor the sensitivity of 17 representative rumen bacterial species to ginkgo extract and component phenolics...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078917/book-review-cases-in-head-and-neck-cancer-ruddy-bari-hoffman-ho-henry-sapienza-christine-lehman-jeffrey-j-cases-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-multidisciplinary-approach-san-diego-plural-publishing-2016-hardcover-279-pages-125
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077695/stability-studies-on-dry-swabs-and-wet-mailed-swabs-for-the-detection-of-c-trachomatis-and-n-gonorrhoeae-in-the-aptima-assays
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Jeanne Moncada, Carey B Clark, Jeffrey Holden, Edward W Hook, Charlotte A Gaydos, Julius Schachter
The Aptima Combo2 (AC2) and Aptima CT (ACT) (Hologic Inc., San Diego, CA) are nucleic acid amplified tests (NAATs) that detect Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). AC2 also detects Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG). Storage and temperature conditions may impact the utility of NAATs in some settings and screening programs. We evaluated specimen stability for use beyond the Aptima package insert temperature and duration of storage specifications (between 2° to 30°C, 60 days) in two studies: 1) dry CT seeded swabs were used with ACT after storage at 4°C, 23°C or 36°C for up to 84 days and 2) swabs seeded with CT and NG then placed in transport media were tested with AC2, after mailing via the U...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073612/gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-in-the-emergency-department-continued-need-for-more-focused-treatment-for-men-women-and-pregnant-women
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Sean P Wilson, Taher Vohra, McKenna Knych, Jared Goldberg, Christopher Price, Sean Calo, Meredith Mahan, Joseph Miller
INTRODUCTION: Delay in current nucleic acid amplification testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis has led to recommendations for presumptive treatment in patients with concern for infection and unreliable follow-up. In the urban setting, it is assumed that many patients have unreliable follow-up, therefore presumptive therapy is thought to be used frequently. We sought to measure the frequency of disease and accuracy of presumptive treatment for these infections. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study performed at an urban academic Level 1 trauma center ED with an annual census of 95,000 visits per year...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072641/sensory-hypersensitivity-predicts-reduced-sleeping-quality-in-patients-with-major-affective-disorders
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Batya Engel-Yeger, Xenia Gonda, Muffy Walker, Zoltan Rihmer, Maurizio Pompili, Mario Amore, Gianluca Serafini
The goal of this study was to examine the sensory profile (expressed as hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity) of patients with major affective disorders and its relative contribution to the prediction of sleep quality while considering affective temperaments and depression, which may impact sleep quality. We recruited 176 participants (mean age, 47.3 y), of whom 56.8% had a diagnosis of unipolar major depressive disorder and 43.2% a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Reduced sleep quality was evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068899/maternal-bmi-as-a-predictor-of-methylation-of-obesity-related-genes-in-saliva-samples-from-preschool-age-hispanic-children-at-risk-for-obesity
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Kathryn Tully Oelsner, Yan Guo, Sophie Bao-Chieu To, Amy L Non, Shari L Barkin
BACKGROUND: The study of epigenetic processes and mechanisms present a dynamic approach to assess complex individual variation in obesity susceptibility. However, few studies have examined epigenetic patterns in preschool-age children at-risk for obesity despite the relevance of this developmental stage to trajectories of weight gain. We hypothesized that salivary DNA methylation patterns of key obesogenic genes in Hispanic children would 1) correlate with maternal BMI and 2) allow for identification of pathways associated with children at-risk for obesity...
January 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068892/cornerstones-of-toxicology
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A Wallace Hayes, Darlene Dixon
The 35th Annual Society of Toxicologic Pathology Symposium, held in June 2016 in San Diego, California, focused on "The Basis and Relevance of Variation in Toxicologic Responses." In order to review the basic tenants of toxicology, a "broad brush" interactive talk that gave an overview of the Cornerstones of Toxicology was presented. The presentation focused on the historical milestones and perspectives of toxicology and through many scientific graphs, data, and real-life examples covered the three basic principles of toxicology that can be summarized, as dose matters (as does timing), people differ, and things change (related to metabolism and biotransformation)...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053702/outcomes-of-an-inpatient-refeeding-protocol-in-youth-with-anorexia-nervosa-rady-children-s-hospital-san-diego-university-of-california-san-diego
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Tamara R Maginot, Maya M Kumar, Jacqueline Shiels, Walter Kaye, Kyung E Rhee
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for nutritional rehabilitation in hospitalized restrictive eating disorder patients recommend a cautious approach to refeeding. Several studies suggest that higher calorie diets may be safe and effective, but have traditionally excluded severely malnourished patients. The goal of this study was to evaluate the safety of a higher calorie nutritional rehabilitation protocol (NRP) in a broad sample of inpatients with restrictive eating disorders, including those who were severely malnourished...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052081/population-abundance-of-the-endangered-galapagos-sea-lion-zalophus-wollebaeki-in-the-southeastern-galapagos-archipelago
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Marjorie Riofrío-Lazo, Francisco Arreguín-Sánchez, Diego Páez-Rosas
There is great concern regarding the population status of the endangered Galapagos sea lion (GSL) because it has drastically decreased over the last 30 years. We determined the population size and growth trend of the GSL in the Galapagos southeastern region (SER) at three population levels based on the available census data: 1) SER (2011-2015), including 13 rookeries on the four islands San Cristóbal (SC), Española, Floreana, and Santa Fe, comprising 58% of the archipelago's population; 2) SC (2011-2015), including five rookeries, comprising 52% of the SER population; and 3) El Malecón (2005-2015), the largest rookery on SC and in the SER (43% of the population on SC and 22% in the SER)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048050/mo-fg-campus-tep3-03-calculation-of-proton-pencil-beam-properties-with-full-beamline-model-in-topas
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J Wulff, E Abel
PURPOSE: Introducing Monte Carlo based dose calculation algorithms into proton therapy planning systems (TPS) leads to improved accuracy. However accurate modelling of the proton pencil beam impinging the patient is necessary. Current approaches rely on measurement-driven reconstruction of phase-space and spectrum properties, typically constrained to analytical model functions. In this study a detailed Monte Carlo model of the complete cyclotron-based delivery system was created with the aim of providing more representative beam properties at treatment position...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043965/cell-scientist-to-watch-madeline-lancaster
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Madeline Lancaster received her first degree in biochemistry from the Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and continued to follow her interests by pursuing a PhD in biomedical sciences in the laboratory of Joseph Gleeson at University of California, San Diego. She then left the USA to train as a postdoctoral fellow with Jürgen Knoblich at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Madeline was a recipient of the EMBO, Helen Hay Whitney and Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships, and in 2014 her work was recognised when she was awarded the Eppendorf Award for Young Investigators...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043682/efficacy-of-four-scoring-systems-in-predicting-intravenous-immunoglobulin-resistance-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-in-a-children-s-hospital-in-beijing-north-china
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Ruixia Song, Wei Yao, Xiaohui Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive efficacies of 4 existing scoring systems for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resistance in Kawasaki disease (KD) in hospitalized children with KD in a children's hospital affiliated with the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing, China. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed 1569 children with KD treated at our children's hospital between January 2010 and December 2015. Age, sex, clinical manifestations, and pretreatment hematologic indicators were recorded...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043543/investigation-of-urine-lipoarabinomannan-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patients-with-or-without-coinfection-with-tuberculosis-in-iran
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Payam Tabarsi, Majid Marjani, Afshin Moniri, Parissa Farnia, Mehdi Kazempour Dizaji, John Garssen, Ian M Adcock, Esmaeil Mortaz
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of AIDS-related deaths among adults in countries with resource limitations. The emergence of the Xpert MTB/RIF rapid molecular assay and its subsequent World Health Organization endorsement in 2010 transformed the TB-diagnostic landscape. Xpert provided diagnostic accuracy that was far superior to that of the sputum-smear microscopy test previously used. The detection of mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan (LAM) antigen in urine has emerged as a potential point-of-care test for TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028547/recent-outbreaks-of-shigellosis-in-california-caused-by-two-distinct-populations-of-shigella-sonnei-with-either-increased-virulence-or-fluoroquinolone-resistance
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Varvara K Kozyreva, Guillaume Jospin, Alexander L Greninger, James P Watt, Jonathan A Eisen, Vishnu Chaturvedi
Shigella sonnei has caused unusually large outbreaks of shigellosis in California in 2014 and 2015. Preliminary data indicated the involvement of two distinct bacterial populations, one from San Diego and San Joaquin (SDi/SJo) and one from the San Francisco (SFr) Bay area. Whole-genome analysis and antibiotic susceptibility testing of 68 outbreak and archival isolates of S. sonnei were performed to investigate the microbiological factors related to these outbreaks. Both SDi/SJo and SFr populations, as well as almost all of the archival S...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000395/addressing-regional-disparities-in-pediatric-oncology-results-of-a-collaborative-initiative-across-the-mexican-north-american-border
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Paula Aristizabal, Spencer Fuller, Rebeca Rivera-Gomez, Mario Ornelas, Laura Nuno, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Raul Ribeiro, William Roberts
BACKGROUND: Cancer is emerging as a major cause of childhood mortality in low- and middle-income countries. In Mexico, cancer is the number one cause of death in children aged 5-14. Until recently, many children with cancer from Baja California, Mexico, went untreated. We reasoned that an initiative inspired by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) "twinning" model could successfully be applied to the San Diego-Tijuana border region. In 2008, a twinning project was initiated by Rady Children's Hospital, SJCRH, and the General Hospital Tijuana (GHT)...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000041/continuous-blood-pressure-monitoring-via-non-invasive-radial-artery-applanation-tonometry-and-invasive-arterial-catheter-demonstrates-good-agreement-in-patients-undergoing-colon-carcinoma-surgery
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Jing Sun, Hanjian Chen, Jun Zheng, Bin Mao, Shengmei Zhu, Jingyi Feng
PURPOSE: Radial artery applanation tonometry (RAAT) has been developed and utilized for continuous arterial pressure monitoring. However, evidence is lacking to clinically verify the RAAT technology and identify appropriate patient groups before routine clinical use. This study aims to evaluate the RAAT technology by comparing systolic blood pressure (SBP), mean blood pressure (MBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) values in patients undergoing colon carcinoma surgery. METHODS: Blood Pressure (BP) values obtained via RAAT (TL-300, Tensys Medical Inc...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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