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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162151/are-identities-oral-understanding-ethnobotanical-knowledge-after-irish-independence-1937-1939
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Fiona Shannon, Astrid Sasse, Helen Sheridan, Michael Heinrich
BACKGROUND: The Schools' Folklore Scheme (1937-1939) was implemented at a pivotal time in Irelands' political history. It resulted in a body of ethnological information that is unique in terms of when, why and how it was collected. This material consists of over 700,000 pages of information, including ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical traditions, reflecting an oral identity that spans generations and that in many cases was not documented in writing until the 1930s. The intention of this study is to highlight the importance of the Schools' Folklore Scheme and to demonstrate an ethnographic approach based on recollections of original participants of the scheme, to further understand the material in the collection and the impact it had on the participants...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162113/determination-of-the-residual-efficacy-of-carbamate-and-organophosphate-insecticides-used-for-indoor-residual-spraying-for-malaria-control-in-ethiopia
#2
Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Meshesha Balkew, Josephat Shililu, Sultan Suleman, Alemayehu Getachew, Gedeon Ashenbo, Sheleme Chibsa, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Kristen George, Dereje Dengela, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo, Seth R Irish
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying is one of the key vector control interventions for malaria control in Ethiopia. As malaria transmission is seasonal in most parts of Ethiopia, a single round of spraying can usually provide effective protection against malaria, provided the insecticide remains effective over the entire malaria transmission season. This experiment was designed to evaluate the residual efficacy of bendiocarb, pirimiphos-methyl, and two doses of propoxur on four different wall surfaces (rough mud, smooth mud, dung, and paint)...
November 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161464/increased-efficiency-of-targeted-mutagenesis-by-crispr-cas9-in-plants-using-heat-stress
#3
Chantal Le Blanc, Fei Zhang, Josefina Mendez, Yamile Lozano, Krishna Chatpar, Vivian Irish, Yannick Jacob
The CRISPR/Cas9 system has greatly improved our ability to engineer targeted mutations in eukaryotic genomes. While CRISPR/Cas9 appears to work universally, the efficiency of targeted mutagenesis and the adverse generation of off-target mutations vary greatly between different organisms. In this study, we report that Arabidopsis plants subjected to heat stress at 37°C show much higher frequencies of CRISPR-induced mutations compared to plants grown continuously at the standard temperature (22°C). Using quantitative assays relying on GFP reporter genes, we found that targeted mutagenesis by CRISPR/Cas9 in Arabidopsis is increased by ~5-fold in somatic tissues and up to 100-fold in the germline upon heat treatment...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159813/an-overview-of-cleaner-fish-use-in-ireland
#4
M Bolton-Warberg
Sea lice infestations represent one of the most significant challenges facing the salmon farming industry, giving rise to lost production, additional costs of treatment and potential negative interactions with wild stocks. At present, cleaner fish, which actively remove lice from salmon, are an effective, biological, long-term option which has been adopted by many countries. In Ireland, several key studies were conducted in the 1990s on the use of wild-caught wrasse (corkwing, goldsinny and rock cook) as cleaner fish in experimental and commercial scale trials...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159231/techno-economic-data-for-a-multi-model-approach-to-decarbonisation-of-the-irish-private-car-sector
#5
Eamonn Mulholland, Fionn Rogan, Brian P Ó Gallachóir
These data and analyses support the research article "From technology pathways to policy roadmaps to enabling measures - A multi-model approach" Mulholland et al. (2017) [1]. This article uses 3 models - an optimization model of the Irish energy system (Irish TIMES), a simulation model of the Irish private transport sector (CarSTOCK), and a market share algorithm used to provide a behavior rich representation into the multi-modelling process. Each of these models are linked to provide a technology pathway, policy roadmap, and finally identify the enabling measures of the private transport sector in a low-carbon Ireland moving toward 2050...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156285/modelling-spatial-and-temporal-variations-of-annual-suspended-sediment-yields-from-small-agricultural-catchments
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A Rymszewicz, M Bruen, J J O'Sullivan, J N Turner, D M Lawler, J R Harrington, E Conroy, M Kelly-Quinn
Estimates of sediment yield are important for ecological and geomorphological assessment of fluvial systems and for assessment of soil erosion within a catchment. Many regulatory frameworks, such as the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, derived from the Oslo and Paris Commissions (OSPAR) require reporting of annual sediment fluxes. While they may be measured in large rivers, sediment flux is rarely measured in smaller rivers. Measurements of sediment transport at a national scale can be also challenging and therefore, sediment yield models are often utilised by water resource managers for the predictions of sediment yields in the ungauged catchments...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152250/development-and-evaluation-of-a-concise-food-list-for-use-in-a-web-based-24-h-dietary-recall-tool
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Katie Evans, Áine Hennessy, Janette Walton, Claire Timon, Eileen Gibney, Albert Flynn
Foodbook24 is a self-administered web-based 24-h dietary recall tool developed to assess food and nutrient intakes of Irish adults. This paper describes the first step undertaken in developing Foodbook24 which was to limit participant burden by establishing a concise list of food items for inclusion in the tool. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether using a concise food list (as opposed to an extensive list) with generic composition data would influence the estimates of nutrient intakes in a nationally representative sample of Irish adults...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151024/insecticide-resistance-in-anopheles-arabiensis-from-ethiopia-2012-2016-a-nationwide-study-for-insecticide-resistance-monitoring
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Louisa A Messenger, Josephat Shililu, Seth R Irish, Gedeon Yohannes Anshebo, Alemayehu Getachew Tesfaye, Yemane Ye-Ebiyo, Sheleme Chibsa, Dereje Dengela, Gunawardena Dissanayake, Estifanos Kebede, Endalew Zemene, Abebe Asale, Mekonnen Yohannes, Hiwot Solomon Taffese, Kristen George, Christen Fornadel, Aklilu Seyoum, Robert A Wirtz, Delenasaw Yewhalaw
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) remain the cornerstones of malaria vector control. However, the development of insecticide resistance and its implications for operational failure of preventative strategies are of concern. The aim of this study was to characterize insecticide resistance among Anopheles arabiensis populations in Ethiopia and describe temporal and spatial patterns of resistance between 2012 and 2016. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, resistance status of An...
November 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149273/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bronchial-thermoplasty-in-severe-persistent-asthma-on-extended-follow-up
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A O'Reilly, I Browne, D Watchorn, J J Egan, S Lane
Background: Asthma is a common condition and there remains a subset of patients who are poorly controlled on maximal therapy. Bronchial thermoplasty is a bronchoscopic therapy using radio frequency energy to reduce airway smooth muscle which has been shown to improve asthma control although further evidence regarding long term efficacy and safety is required. Aim: We aimed to demonstrate safety and efficacy of bronchial thermoplasty on extended follow up. Our initial experience with this group was previously reported in 2016 where patients were shown to have a significant improvement in Asthma Control Test (ACT) scores 1 year post treatment8...
November 15, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147110/colorectal-malignancy-in-a-prospective-irish-inflammatory-bowel-disease-population-15-years-since-diagnosis-comparison-with-the-ec-ibd-cohort
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Mary Shuhaibar, Colm O'Morain
Background and Aim: As part of the EC-IBD prospective inception cohort study, we had unique opportunity to follow up our patients since diagnosis in the early 1990s. Patients and Methods: All patients from the greater Dublin area (n = 192) were followed up from inception between 1991 and 1993 until the 30 September 2009. Patients who developed malignancies were logged electronically with verification of the site and histology. Results: Of the initial 192 patients, 133 were included in the 15-year follow-up...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146646/cross-sectional-study-of-the-financial-cost-of-training-to-the-surgical-trainee-in-the-uk-and-ireland
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John O'Callaghan, Helen M Mohan, Anna Sharrock, Vimal Gokani, J Edward Fitzgerald, Adam P Williams, Rhiannon L Harries
OBJECTIVES: Applications for surgical training have declined over the last decade, and anecdotally the costs of training at the expense of the surgical trainee are rising. We aimed to quantify the costs surgical trainees are expected to cover for postgraduate training. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: A non-mandatory online questionnaire for UK-based trainees was distributed nationally...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143720/epidemiological-investigation-of-a-severe-rumen-fluke-outbreak-on-an-irish-dairy-farm
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James O'Shaughnessy, Andres Garcia-Campos, Conor G McAloon, Seamus Fagan, Theo de Waal, Maire McElroy, Micheal Casey, Barbara Good, Grace Mulcahy, John Fagan, Denise Murphy, Annetta Zintl
Although the rumen fluke, Calicophoron daubneyi is now very common and widespread throughout Western Europe, reports of clinical cases are still rare. This study explores the epidemiological background to a severe rumen fluke outbreak in 6-month-old heifers on a dairy farm in Ireland. Sequence analysis of the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (Cox1) gene of the rumen fluke metacercariae on pasture failed to identify predominant, possibly pathogenic subtypes. However, estimates of metacercarial load indicated that the animals were exposed to a daily dose of about 5334 C...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138511/intrinsic-and-extrinsic-factors-drive-ontogeny-of-early-life-at-sea-behaviour-in-a-marine-top-predator
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Matt I D Carter, Deborah J F Russell, Clare B Embling, Clint J Blight, David Thompson, Philip J Hosegood, Kimberley A Bennett
Young animals must learn to forage effectively to survive the transition from parental provisioning to independent feeding. Rapid development of successful foraging strategies is particularly important for capital breeders that do not receive parental guidance after weaning. The intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of variation in ontogeny of foraging are poorly understood for many species. Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) are typical capital breeders; pups are abandoned on the natal site after a brief suckling phase, and must develop foraging skills without external input...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125658/a-cross-sectional-epidemiological-study-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-in-an-irish-population
#14
E Delany, G Gormley, R Hughes, S McCarthy, S Kirthi, T Markham, A-M Tobin, M Murphy, B Kirby
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects apocrine gland-bearing skin, has a significant impact on patient quality of life. Estimates of the epidemiologic prevalence of HS are highly variable, and clinical data on disease characteristics and patient burden of disease remain limited. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine the number of patients with HS attending dermatology clinics in a hospital setting in Ireland (within a 6-month time period)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122906/safety-netting-versus-overtreatment-in-paediatrics-viral-infection-or-incomplete-kawasaki-disease
#15
Jennifer Michelle Charlesworth, Bernadette Power, Edina Moylett
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common systemic vasculitis of childhood. The following presentation of a 4-year-old Irish boy referred to a secondary care paediatric service from the community with prolonged fever, oral mucous membrane changes and painless blistering lesions of the hands and feet in the presence of elevated inflammatory markers serves as an opportunity to discuss the diagnostic criteria and treatment for KD and incomplete KD, an often missed diagnosis with significant paediatric morbidity outside an academic paediatric centre...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122592/new-perspectives-on-the-brain-lesion-approach-implications-for-theoretical-models-of-human-memory
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Muireann Irish, Marlieke T R van Kesteren
Human lesion studies represent the cornerstone of modern day neuropsychology and provide an important adjunct to functional neuroimaging methods. The study of human lesion groups with damage to distinct regions of the brain permits the identification of underlying mechanisms and structures not only associated with, but essential for, complex cognitive processes. Here, we consider a recent review by McCormick et al. in which the power of the lesion model approach is elegantly presented with respect to a host of sophisticated cognitive endeavors, including autobiographical memory, future thinking, spatial navigation, and decision-making...
November 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117638/renal-transplant-outcomes-in-primary-fsgs-compared-with-other-recipients-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence-a-national-review-of-the-irish-transplant-registry
#17
S Cormican, C Kennedy, P O'Kelly, B Doyle, A Dorman, A Awan, P J Conlon
INTRODUCTION: Primary focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (p-FSGS) is commonly complicated by recurrence (r-FSGS) post-transplantation. Our objective was to describe Irish outcomes for transplantation after ESRD due to p-FSGS, specifically rates of, and treatments for, r-FSGS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Irish patients with biopsy proven FSGS were identified from the Irish National Kidney Transplant database (1982-2015). Medical record review was performed to identify predictors of r-FSGS and treatments for r-FSGS...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112236/amelogenesis-imperfecta-in-the-dentition-of-a-wild-chimpanzee
#18
Ian Towle, Joel D Irish, Isabelle De Groote
This report describes a case of amelogenesis imperfecta in the dentition of a female chimpanzee. Amelogenesis imperfecta is a group of rare genetic conditions that create severe enamel defects, which, although well researched in humans, has not yet been investigated in wild non-human primates.
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111886/predictive-modelling-of-the-exposure-to-steviol-glycosides-in-irish-patients-aged-1-3-years-with-phenylketonuria-and-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy
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Aaron J O'Sullivan, Sandrine Pigat, Cian O'Mahony, Michael J Gibney, Aideen I McKevitt
Children with Phenylketonuria (PKU) and severe cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) consume prescribed, specially formulated, foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs) as well as restricted amounts of normal foods. These patients are exposed to artificial sweeteners from the consumption of a combination of free and prescribed foods. Young patients with PKU and CMPA have a higher risk of exceeding acceptable daily intakes (ADI) for additives than age-matched healthy children. A predictive modelling approach has been adapted successfully to assess the additive exposure of young patients with PKU and CMPA to artificial sweeteners...
November 7, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108891/is-fear-of-falling-associated-with-decline-in-global-cognitive-functioning-in-older-adults-findings-from-the-irish-longitudinal-study-on-ageing
#20
Geeske Peeters, Siobhan Leahy, Sean Kennelly, Rose Anne Kenny
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling (FoF) is present in 20% to 85% of older adults and may be an early marker of decline in global cognitive functioning (GCF). We tested the hypothesis that FoF is associated with lower levels of GCF (cross-sectional) and greater decline in GCF (prospective) in adults aged 50 and older. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a population-based study. PARTICIPANTS: Data were from 4931 participants (mean age 62...
November 3, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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