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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161064/meeting-the-institute-of-medicine-s-2030-life-expectancy-target
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David Kindig, Jenna Nobles, Moheb Zidan
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the improvement in US life expectancy required to reach parity with high-resource nations by 2030, to document historical precedent of this rate, and to discuss the plausibility of achieving this rate in the United States. METHODS: We performed a demographic analysis of secondary data in 5-year periods from 1985 to 2015. RESULTS: To achieve the United Nations projected mortality estimates for Western Europe in 2030, the US life expectancy must grow at 0...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160485/social-representations-of-sex-and-gender-among-trans-people
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Jaime Alonso Caravaca Morera, Maria Itayra Padilha
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the social representations of sex and gender among transsexual people, through their life histories. METHOD: Qualitative, multicenter and descriptive research. The participants were 70 transsexuals from Brazil and Costa Rica. Data were analyzed according to the technique of Content Analysis. RESULTS: Two complementary representations related to sex were identified: "Sex as a natural categorical imposition sealed and acquired (irremediably) at birth" and "Sex as an element that labels, condemns and differentiates people...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160185/temperature-modulates-the-interaction-between-fungicide-pollution-and-disease-evidence-from-a-daphnia-microparasitic-yeast-model
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Ana P Cuco, Bruno B Castro, Fernando Gonçalves, Justyna Wolinska, Nelson Abrantes
Temperature is expected to modulate the responses of organisms to stress. Here, we aimed to assess the influence of temperature on the interaction between parasitism and fungicide contamination. Specifically, using the cladoceran Daphnia as a model system, we explored the isolated and interactive effects of parasite challenge (yeast Metschnikowia bicuspidata) and exposure to fungicides (copper sulphate and tebuconazole) at two temperatures (17 and 20 °C), in a fully factorial design. Confirming a previous study, M...
November 21, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160112/the-human-right-to-communicate-and-our-need-to-listen-learning-from-people-with-a-history-of-childhood-communication-disorder
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Jane McCormack, Elise Baker, Kathryn Crowe
PURPOSE: In 2013, the Australian Government Senate formed a committee for inquiry and report into the prevalence of speech, language, and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia. Submissions were sought from individuals and organisations. In this paper, submissions made by individuals with a history of childhood communication disorder were examined to explore their life experiences and the impact on their lives when the right to communicate could not be enacted...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160004/urological-dysfunction-in-young-women-an-inheritance-of-childhood
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Elisabetta Costantini, Ester Illiano, Konstantinos Giannitsas, Marco Prestipino, Antonio Luigi Pastore, Antonio Carbone, Giovanni Palleschi, Raffaele Balsamo, Franca Natale, Donata Villari, Vittorio Bini, Serena Maruccia, Maria-Teresa Filocamo, Alessandro Zucchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of a history of lower urinary tract symptomatology during childhood to lower urinary tract dysfunction in young adult women. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective, case-control study conducted from April 2013 to November 2015. The trial was registered in ClinicalTrials. gov (NCT02185287). Three-hundred women, 18 to 40 years old, participated. Cases were women attending urogynecology clinics for various lower urinary tract complaints and controls were recruited from a healthy population...
November 21, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159959/influence-of-body-condition-on-the-population-dynamics-of-atlantic-salmon-with-consideration-of-the-potential-impact-of-sea-lice
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R Susdorf, N K G Salama, D Lusseau
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar is an iconic species of high conservation and economic importance. At sea, individuals typically are subject to sea lice infestation, which can have detrimental effects on their host. Over recent decades, the body condition and marine survival in NE Atlantic stocks have generally decreased, reflected in fewer adults returning to rivers, which is partly attributable to sea lice. We developed a deterministic stage-structured population model to assess condition-mediated population dynamics resulting in changing fecundity, age at sexual maturation and marine survival rate...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159905/autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cell-and-islet-cotransplantation-safety-and-efficacy
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Hongjun Wang, Charlie Strange, Paul J Nietert, Jingjing Wang, Taylor L Turnbull, Colleen Cloud, Stefanie Owczarski, Betsy Shuford, Tara Duke, Gary Gilkeson, Louis Luttrell, Kathie Hermayer, Jyotika Fernandes, David B Adams, Katherine A Morgan
Islet engraftment after transplantation is impaired by high rates of islet/β cell death caused by cellular stressors and poor graft vascularization. We studied whether cotransplantation of ex vivo expanded autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with islets is safe and beneficial in chronic pancreatitis patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. MSCs were harvested from the bone marrow of three islet autotransplantation patients and expanded at our current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159846/horizontal-and-vertical-distribution-of-sea-lice-larvae-lepeophtheirus-salmonis-in-and-around-salmon-farms-in-the-bay-of-fundy-canada
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E J Nelson, S M C Robinson, N Feindel, A Sterling, A Byrne, K Pee Ang
The sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, is parasitic to salmonid species in the Northern Hemisphere and has become a widespread biological and economic problem for the salmon farming industry. A better understanding is needed of their spatial distribution and early life history to disrupt the life cycle of the sea louse. In this study, sea lice larval densities within salmon farms, between salmon farms and reference sites, and at various depths were quantified using both plankton pumps and plankton nets. Farm sites exhibited significantly higher densities than reference sites; however, these densities dropped an order of magnitude at a distance of 100 m from the cages...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159405/management-of-tiny-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-comparative-effectiveness-analysis
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Ajay Malhotra, Xiao Wu, Howard P Forman, Charles C Matouk, Dheeraj Gandhi, Pina Sanelli
Importance: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) are relatively common in the general population and are being increasingly diagnosed; a significant proportion are tiny (≤3 mm) aneurysms. There is significant heterogeneity in practice and lack of clear guidelines on the management of incidental, tiny UIAs. It is important to quantify the implications of different management strategies in terms of health benefits to patients. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of routine treatment (aneurysm coiling) vs 3 strategies for imaging surveillance compared with no preventive treatment or routine follow-up of tiny UIAs...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158981/fitness-implications-of-sex-specific-catch-up-growth-in-nephila-senegalensis-a-spider-with-extreme-reversed-ssd
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Rainer Neumann, Nicole Ruppel, Jutta M Schneider
Background: Animal growth is often constrained by unfavourable conditions and divergences from optimal body size can be detrimental to an individual's fitness, particularly in species with determinate growth and a narrow time-frame for life-time reproduction. Growth restriction in early juvenile stages can later be compensated by means of plastic developmental responses, such as adaptive catch-up growth (the compensation of growth deficits through delayed development). Although sex differences regarding the mode and degree of growth compensation have been coherently predicted from sex-specific fitness payoffs, inconsistent results imply a need for further research...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158693/adenocarcinoma-arising-from-a-gastric-duplication-cyst-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Maheeba Abdulla Mohamed Abdulla, Mahmood Al Saeed, Safa Ameer Alshaikh, Umesh J Nabar
Introduction: Alimentary tract cystic duplication is a rare congenital anomaly predominantly affecting females, and diagnosed mostly in the early years of life. Case report: We present here a case of a 51-year-old man presenting with a 2-day history of melena. Gastroscopy showed fresh blood, as well as a mass lesion and cavity at the fundus. Biopsies of the mass edge reported the occurrence of moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma and mild chronic gastritis. Computed tomography imaging showed a 5...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158687/novel-mutation-of-fkbp10-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-xi-identified-by-clinical-exome-sequencing
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Harvy Mauricio Velasco, Jessica L Morales
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a hereditary disease characterized by bone fragility caused by mutations in the proteins that support the formation of the extracellular matrix in the bone. The diagnosis of OI begins with clinical suspicion, from phenotypic findings at birth, low-impact fractures during childhood or family history that may lead to it. However, the variability in the semiology of the disease does not allow establishing an early diagnosis in all cases, and unfortunately, specific clinical data provided by the literature only report 28 patients with OI type XI...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158585/child-abuse-associates-with-an-imbalance-of-oligodendrocyte-lineage-cells-in-ventromedial-prefrontal-white-matter
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A Tanti, J J Kim, M Wakid, M-A Davoli, G Turecki, N Mechawar
Child abuse (CA) is a major risk factor for depression, and strongly associates with suicidal behavior during adulthood. Neuroimaging studies have reported widespread changes in white matter integrity and brain connectivity in subjects with a history of CA. Although such observations could reflect changes in myelin and oligodendrocyte function, their cellular underpinnings have never been addressed. Using postmortem brain samples from depressed suicides with or without history of CA and matched controls (18 per group), we aimed to characterize the effects of CA on oligodendrocyte-lineage (OL) cells in the ventromedial prefrontal white matter...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158254/weight-history-and-subclinical-myocardial-damage
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Chiadi E Ndumele, Laura Cobb, Mariana Lazo, Natalie A Bello, Amil Shah, Vijay Nambi, Roger S Blumenthal, Gary Gerstenblith, Scott D Solomon, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin, Josef Coresh
BACKGROUND: Excess weight is associated with subclinical myocardial damage, as reflected by high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) concentrations, which portends high heart failure risk. However, the association between weight history and myocardial damage is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated 9062 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) visit 4 (1996-1999) participants with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 18.5 kg/m(2) and no previous cardiovascular disease. We cross-tabulated visit 4 ("current") BMI categories of normal weight, overweight, and obese with those at visit 1 (1987-1989) and with BMI categories calculated from self-reported weight at age 25 years...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158037/quantitative-imaging-dosimetry-and-metrology-where-do-national-metrology-institutes-fit-in
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A J Fenwick, J L Wevrett, K M Ferreira, A M Denis-Bacelar, A P Robinson
In External Beam Radiotherapy, National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) play a critical role in the delivery of accurate absorbed doses to patients undergoing treatment. In contrast for nuclear medicine the role of the NMI is less clear and although significant work has been done in order to establish links for activity measurement, the calculation of administered absorbed doses is not traceable in the same manner as EBRT. Over recent decades the use of novel radiolabelled pharmaceuticals has increased dramatically...
November 11, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158032/resolving-taxonomic-turbulence-and-uncovering-cryptic-diversity-in-the-musk-turtles-sternotherus-using-robust-demographic-modeling
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Peter A Scott, Travis C Glenn, Leslie J Rissler
Accurate and consistent delimitation of species and their relationships provides a necessary framework for comparative studies, understanding evolutionary relationships, and informing conservation management. Despite the ever-increasing availability of genomic data, evolutionary dynamics can still render some relationships exceedingly difficult to resolve, including underlying speciation events that are rapid, recent, or confounded by post-speciation introgression. Here we present an empirical study of musk turtles (Sternotherus) which illustrates approaches to resolve difficult nodes in the Tree of Life that robust species-tree methods fail to resolve...
November 17, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158015/acute-bee-paralysis-virus-occurs-in-the-asian-honey-bee-apis-cerana-and-parasitic-mite-tropilaelaps-mercedesae
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Pichaya Chanpanitkitchote, Yanping Chen, Jay D Evans, Wenfeng Li, Jianghong Li, Michele Hamilton, Panuwan Chantawannakul
Viruses, and especially RNA viruses, constantly change and adapt to new host species and vectors, posing a potential threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases. Honey bee Acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV) and Deformed wing virus (DWV) are two of the most common honey bee viruses found in European honey bees Apis mellifera and have been implicated in worldwide Varroa-associated bee colony losses. Previous studies have shown that DWV has jumped hosts several times in history causing infection in multiple host species...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157947/vascular-endothelial-specific-il-4r%C3%AE-abl1-kinase-signaling-axis-regulates-severity-of-ige-mediated-anaphylactic-reactions
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Amnah Yamani, David Wu, Lisa Waggoner, Taeko Noah, Anthony J Koleske, Fred Finkelman, Simon P Hogan
BACKGROUND: Severe IgE-mediated, food-induced anaphylactic reactions are characterized by pulmonary venous vasodilatation and fluid extravasation, which is thought to lead to the life-threatening anaphylactic phenotype. The underlying immunological and cellular processes involved in driving fluid extravasation and the severe anaphylactic phenotype are not fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To define the interaction and requirement of IL-4 and vascular endothelial (VE) IL-4Rα chain signaling in histamine-ABL1-mediated VE dysfunction and fluid extravasation in the severity of IgE-mediated anaphylactic reactions in mice...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157874/air-travel-and-postoperative-lymphedema-a-systematic-review
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Michael Co, Judy Ng, Ava Kwong
Lymphedema is not uncommon after axillary dissection for breast cancer. Improved survival of patients with breast cancer from advances in adjuvant therapy has resulted in increased awareness of the quality of life for long-term survivors. Air travel has been postulated as 1 of the risk factors of lymphedema exacerbation. In the present systematic review, we sought to critically evaluate the current data on this topic. The present study was registered in the Research Registry. A systematic review of lymphedema and air travel was performed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses protocol...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157677/dna-methylation-affects-the-lifespan-of-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-l-workers-evidence-for-a-regulatory-module-that-involves-vitellogenin-expression-but-is-independent-of-juvenile-hormone-function
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Carlos A M Cardoso-Júnior, Karina R Guidugli-Lazzarini, Klaus Hartfelder
The canonic regulatory module for lifespan of honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers involves a mutual repressor relationship between juvenile hormone (JH) and vitellogenin (Vg). Compared to vertebrates, however, little is known about a possible role of epigenetic factors. The full genomic repertoire of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) makes the honey bee an attractive emergent model for studying the role of epigenetics in the aging process of invertebrates, and especially so in social insects. We first quantified the transcript levels of the four DNMTs encoding genes in the head thorax and abdomens of workers of different age, showing that dnmt1a and dnmt3 expression is up-regulated in abdomens of old workers, whereas dnmt1b and dnmt2 are down-regulated in heads of old workers...
November 17, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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