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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934654/a-case-study-of-air-quality-pesticides-and-odorous-phytochemicals-on-kauai-hawaii-usa
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Jun Wang, Robert Boesch, Qing X Li
This study was conducted after a series of incidences occurred at Waimea Canyon Middle School on Kauai, Hawaii. Some students and staff members exhibited symptoms such as throat irritation, tearing, and dizziness. These symptoms could be associated with natural causes or human activities, which include exposures to pesticides and odorous phytochemicals. At the time of the occurrences, Cleome gynandra (known locally as stinkweed) was growing in the fields near the school and might be a potential cause of the reported symptoms...
September 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927792/heliotropiumides-a-and-b-new-phenolamides-with-n-carbamoyl-putrescine-moiety-from-heliotropium-foertherianum-collected-in-hawaii-and-their-biological-activities
#2
You-Sheng Cai, Ariel M Sarotti, Daniela Gündisch, Tamara P Kondratyuk, John M Pezzuto, James Turkson, Shugeng Cao
Two new compounds heliotropiumides A (1) and B (2), phenolamides each with an uncommon carbamoyl putrescine moiety, were isolated from the seeds of a naturalized Hawaiian higher plant, Heliotropium foertherianum Diane & Hilger in the borage family, which is widely used for the treatment of ciguatera fish poisoning. The structures of compounds 1 and 2 were characterized based on MS spectroscopic and NMR analysis, and DP4+ calculations. The absolute configuration (AC) of compound 1 was determined by comparison of its optical rotation with those reported in literature...
September 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902487/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-agent-of-a-sometimes-fatal-globally-emerging-infectious-disease-rat-lungworm-disease
#3
Robert H Cowie
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is a dangerous invasive species that is the agent of a potentially fatal globally emerging infectious disease. Humans are infected most commonly by ingestion, deliberately or inadvertently, of the parasite larvae in their intermediate snail hosts. The larvae make their way to the brain where they can cause severe neurological damage before eventually dying. Symptoms of the disease are diverse, making it difficult to diagnose. Treatment is primarily with corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, while treatment with anthelmintics to kill the worms remains controversial...
September 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902024/association-of-socioeconomic-and-geographic-factors-with-google-trends-for-tanning-and-sunscreen
#4
Divya Seth, Haley Gittleman, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Jeremy S Bordeaux
BACKGROUND: Internet search trends are used to track both infectious diseases and noncommunicable conditions. OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to characterize Google Trends search volume index (SVI) for the terms "sunscreen" and tanning ("tanning salon" and "tanning bed") in the United States from 2010 to 2015 and analyze association with educational attainment, average income, and percent white data by state. METHODS: SVI is search frequency data relative to total search volume...
September 8, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886187/evaluating-the-role-of-land-cover-and-climate-uncertainties-in-computing-gross-primary-production-in-hawaiian-island-ecosystems
#5
Heather L Kimball, Paul C Selmants, Alvaro Moreno, Steve W Running, Christian P Giardina
Gross primary production (GPP) is the Earth's largest carbon flux into the terrestrial biosphere and plays a critical role in regulating atmospheric chemistry and global climate. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS)-MOD17 data product is a widely used remote sensing-based model that provides global estimates of spatiotemporal trends in GPP. When the MOD17 algorithm is applied to regional scale heterogeneous landscapes, input data from coarse resolution land cover and climate products may increase uncertainty in GPP estimates, especially in high productivity tropical ecosystems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885999/weight-change-in-older-adults-and-mortality-the-multiethnic-cohort-study
#6
S-Y Park, L R Wilkens, G Maskarinec, C A Haiman, L N Kolonel, L L Marchand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between weight change in older adults and mortality in a multiethnic population. METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis using data on weight change between the baseline (1993-1996) and the 10-year follow-up (2003-2007) surveys in relation to subsequent mortality among 63 040 participants in the Multiethnic Cohort Study in Hawaii and California. The participants were African American, Native Hawaiian, Japanese American, Latino and white, aged 45-75 years at baseline, and did not report heart disease or cancer at either survey...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885123/thirty-day-inpatient-readmissions-for-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-subgroups-compared-with-whites
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Tetine Sentell, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Jill Miyamura, Deborah A Taira
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 30-day potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs) are understudied. Hawaii Health Information Corporation data from 2007-2012 statewide adult hospitalizations ( N = 495,910) were used to compare API subgroup and White PPRs. Eight percent of hospitalizations were PPRs. Seventy-two percent of other Pacific Islanders, 60% of Native Hawaiians, and 52% of Whites with a PPR were 18 to 64 years, compared with 22% of Chinese and 21% of Japanese. In multivariable models including payer, hospital, discharge year, residence location, and comorbidity, PPR disparities existed for some API subpopulations 65+ years, including Native Hawaiian men (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
November 1, 2016: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883150/genome-sequence-of-ralstonia-pseudosolanacearum-strains-with-compatible-and-incompatible-interactions-with-the-major-tomato-resistance-source-hawaii-7996
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Greecy M R Albuquerque, Elineide B Souza, Adriano M F Silva, Carlos A Lopes, Leonardo S Boiteux, Maria Esther de N Fonseca
We report here the complete genome sequences of two Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum strains, isolated from the warm northeast region of Brazil. They display divergent (compatible versus incompatible) interactions with the resistant tomato line Hawaii 7996. Polymorphisms were detected in a subset of effector genes that might be associated with these contrasting phenotypes.
September 7, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878792/uv-screening-in-native-and-non-native-plant-species-in-the-tropical-alpine-implications-for-climate-change-driven-migration-of-species-to-higher-elevations
#9
Paul W Barnes, Ronald J Ryel, Stephan D Flint
Ongoing changes in Earth's climate are shifting the elevation ranges of many plant species with non-native species often experiencing greater expansion into higher elevations than native species. These climate change-induced shifts in distributions inevitably expose plants to novel biotic and abiotic environments, including altered solar ultraviolet (UV)-B (280-315 nm) radiation regimes. Do the greater migration potentials of non-native species into higher elevations imply that they have more effective UV-protective mechanisms than native species? In this study, we surveyed leaf epidermal UV-A transmittance (TUV A) in a diversity of plant species representing different growth forms to test whether native and non-native species growing above 2800 m elevation on Mauna Kea, Hawaii differed in their UV screening capabilities...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875901/rubrobacter-spartanus-sp-nov-a-moderately-thermophilic-oligotrophic-bacterium-isolated-from-volcanic-soil
#10
Jeffrey S Norman, Gary M King, Maren L Friesen
Bacterial strain HPK2-2T was isolated from soil adjacent to the caldera of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. HPK2-2T is a chemoorganoheterotroph that shows optimal growth at 50 °C (range 45-55 °C) and pH 8.0 (range 5.0-10.0). Sequence analysis of the 16S subunit of the rRNA gene showed that HPK2-2T is most closely related to the type strain of Rubrobactertaiwanensis (ATCC BAA-406T), with which it shared 94.5 % sequence identity. The major fatty acids detected in HPK2-2T were C18 : 0 14-methyl and C16 : 0 12-methyl; internally branched fatty acids such as these are characteristic of the genus Rubrobacter...
September 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870402/corrigendum-to-development-of-a-model-to-simulate-groundwater-inundation-induced-by-sea-level-rise-and-high-tides-in-honolulu-hawaii-water-research-114-2017-122-134
#11
Shellie Habel, Charles H Fletcher, Kolja Rotzoll, Aly I El-Kadi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868522/primary-care-provider-management-of-congenital-hypothyroidism-identified-through-newborn-screening
#12
N A Rosenthal, E Bezar, S Mann, L K Bachrach, S Banerjee, M E Geffner, M Gottschalk, S K Shapira, L Hasegawa, L Feuchtbaum
OBJECTIVE: To assess Primary Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) management patterns and feasibility of providing long-term care for patients with CH identified through newborn screening by Primary Care Providers (PCPs) in California and Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: A survey was mailed to all physicians (N=823) listed as the referral doctor for confirmed patients with CH identified through newborn screening programs in both states between 01/01/2009-12/31/2013. Information was collected on CH management patterns, barriers to providing care, and knowledge on CH treatment...
2017: Ann Thyroid Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863585/geographic-variation-in-risso-s-dolphin-echolocation-click-spectra
#13
Melissa S Soldevilla, Simone Baumann-Pickering, Danielle Cholewiak, Lynne E W Hodge, Erin M Oleson, Shannon Rankin
Discrimination of bioacoustic signals to the species or population level is critical for using passive acoustic monitoring to study cetacean ecology. Risso's dolphins off southern California have distinctive peaks and notches in their echolocation clicks, but it was unknown whether Risso's dolphins from other geographic areas have similarly distinctive click spectra and whether populations are acoustically distinct. This study investigates using clicks for species and population identification by characterizing the spectral structure of Risso's dolphin echolocation clicks recorded over wide-ranging geographic regions including the U...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863062/strategic-development-of-an-alternative-to-discipline-program-in-hawaii
#14
John Paul Moses
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834236/when-invasive-ants-meet-effects-of-outbreeding-on-queen-performance-in-the-tramp-ant-cardiocondyla-itsukii
#15
Jürgen Heinze, Sabine Frohschammer, Abel Bernadou
Most disturbed habitats in the tropics and subtropics harbor numerous species of invasive ants, and occasionally the same species has been introduced repeatedly from multiple geographical sources. We examined how experimental crossbreeding between sexuals from different populations affects the fitness of queens of the tramp ant Cardiocondyla itsukii, which is widely distributed in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Eggs laid by queens that mated with nestmate males had a higher hatching rate than eggs laid by queens mated to males from neighboring (Hawaii x Kauai) or distant introduced populations (Hawaii / Kauai x Okinawa)...
August 18, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830449/psychosocial-factors-associated-with-the-mental-health-of-indigenous-children-living-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Christian Young, Camilla Hanson, Jonathan C Craig, Kathleen Clapham, Anna Williamson
BACKGROUND: Indigenous children living in high income countries have a consistently high prevalence of mental health problems. We aimed to identify psychosocial risk and protective factors for mental health in this setting. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published between 1996 and 2016 that quantitatively evaluated the association between psychosocial variables and mental health among Indigenous children living in high income countries was conducted. Psychosocial variables were grouped into commonly occurring domains...
August 23, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814958/does-survival-vary-for-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-united-states-a-study-from-six-randomly-selected-states
#17
Hafiz M R Khan, Lisaann S Gittner, Abhilash Perisetti, Anshul Saxena, Aamrin Rafiq, Kemesha Gabbidon, Sarah Mende, Maria Lyuksyutova
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Disparities in some characteristics of breast cancer patients and their survival data for six randomly selected states in the US were examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A probability random sampling method was used to select the records of 2,000 patients from each of six randomly selected states. Demographic and disease characteristics were extracted from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813620/transitioning-from-paper-to-digital-state-statutory-and-regulatory-frameworks-for-health-information-technology
#18
Cason Schmit, Gregory Sunshine, Dawn Pepin, Tara Ramanathan, Akshara Menon, Matthew Penn
OBJECTIVES: In all health system sectors, electronic health information (EHI) is created, used, released, and reused. We examined states' efforts to address EHI uses in law to provide an understanding of the EHI legal environment. METHODS: Attorney researchers used WestlawNext to search for EHI-related statutes and regulations of the US states, US territories, and the District of Columbia in effect as of January 2014. The researchers independently catalogued provisions by the EHI use described in the law...
September 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810459/a-purposeful-lifestyle-is-a-healthful-lifestyle-linking-sense-of-purpose-to-self-rated-health-through-multiple-health-behaviors
#19
Patrick L Hill, Grant W Edmonds, Sarah E Hampson
Having a purpose in life has been consistently linked to subjective and objective health markers. Using data from the Hawaii Study of Personality and Health ( n = 749, Mage = 60.1 years), we tested multiple health behaviors as unique mediators of the correlation between sense of purpose and self-rated health ( r = .29). Correlational analyses found that participants' sense of purpose was positively associated with their reports of vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, flossing, and sleep quality...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809670/cardio-pulmonary-stethoscope-clinical-validation-with-heart-failure-and-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Magdy F Iskander, Todd B Seto, Ruthsenne Rg Perron, Eunjung Lim, Farhan Qazi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of a noninvasive radiofrequency-based device, the Cardio-Pulmonary Stethoscope (CPS), to monitor heart and respiration rates and detect changes in lung water content in human experiments and clinical trials. METHODS: Three human populations (healthy subjects (n=4), heart failure (n=12) and hemodialysis (n=13) patients) were enrolled in this study. The study was conducted at the University of Hawaii and The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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