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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335529/effects-of-momordica-charantia-bitter-melon-on-ischemic-diabetic-myocardium
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Attila Czompa, Alexandra Gyongyosi, Kitti Szoke, Istvan Bak, Evelin Csepanyi, David D Haines, Arpad Tosaki, Istvan Lekli
Objective: A rat model is here used to test a hypothesis that Momordica charantia (Bitter melon (BM)) extract favorably alters processes in cardiovascular tissue and is systemically relevant to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and related cardiovascular disease. Methods: Male Lean and Zucker Obese (ZO) rats were gavage-treated for six weeks with 400 mg/kg body weight bitter melon (BM) extract suspended in mucin-water vehicle, or with vehicle (Control). Animals were segregated into four treatment groups, 10 animals in each group, according to strain (Lean or ZO) and treatment (Control or BM)...
March 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335412/ameliorative-effects-of-neutral-electrolyzed-water-on-growth-performance-biochemical-constituents-and-histopathological-changes-in-turkey-poults-during-aflatoxicosis
#2
Denise Gómez-Espinosa, Francisco Javier Cervantes-Aguilar, Juan Carlos Del Río-García, Tania Villarreal-Barajas, Alma Vázquez-Durán, Abraham Méndez-Albores
Different in vitro and in silico approaches from our research group have demonstrated that neutral electrolyzed water (NEW) can be used to detoxify aflatoxins. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the ability of NEW to detoxify B-aflatoxins (AFB₁ and AFB₂) in contaminated maize and to confirm detoxification in an in vivo experimental model. Batches of aflatoxin-contaminated maize were detoxified with NEW and mixed in commercial feed. A total of 240 6-day-old female large white Nicholas-700 turkey poults were randomly divided into four treatments of six replicates each (10 turkeys per replicate), which were fed ad libitum for two weeks with the following dietary treatments: (1) control feed containing aflatoxin-free maize (CONTROL); (2) feed containing the aflatoxin-contaminated maize (AF); (3) feed containing the aflatoxin-contaminated maize detoxified with NEW (AF + NEW); and (4) control feed containing aflatoxin-free maize treated with NEW (NEW)...
March 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331868/a-novel-practical-equation-for-treatment-of-emergent-hypernatremia-and-dehydration-phase-in-infants
#3
Saba Ghaffary, Azadeh Moghaddas, Mehrnoush Dianatkhah
Serum sodium (Na) concentration more than 145 mmol/L is defined as hypernatremia. Hypernatremia carries an acute morbidity and mortality, especially in neonates and infants. Rapid correction of hypernatremia leads to severe cerebral damages, and seizure is the most common neurological complication of hypernatremia. Selection and calculation of an appropriate fluid and its amount is one of the tremendous challenges. It is important to choose the correct amount of suitable fluid and adjust rehydration rate. In this study, we have suggested practical equation to determine the amount of fluid that should be administered to the neonates and infants with hypernatremia...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331551/environmental-costs-and-benefits-of-growing-miscanthus-for-bioenergy-in-the-uk
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Jon P McCalmont, Astley Hastings, Niall P McNamara, Goetz M Richter, Paul Robson, Iain S Donnison, John Clifton-Brown
Planting the perennial biomass crop Miscanthus in the UK could offset 2-13 Mt oil eq. yr(-1), contributing up to 10% of current energy use. Policymakers need assurance that upscaling Miscanthus production can be performed sustainably without negatively impacting essential food production or the wider environment. This study reviews a large body of Miscanthus relevant literature into concise summary statements. Perennial Miscanthus has energy output/input ratios 10 times higher (47.3 ± 2.2) than annual crops used for energy (4...
March 2017: Global Change Biology. Bioenergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327127/effects-of-vitellaria-paradoxa-c-f-gaertn-aqueous-leaf-extract-administration-on-salmonella-typhimurium-infected-rats
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Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve Kamdje Nwabo, Bridget Nji-Kah, Joseph Tchoumboue, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: The present study investigates the effects of Vitellaria paradoxa crude extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium infected Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats were infected by single dose oral administration of Salmonella typhimurium (1.5×10(8) CFU). Negative control groups were infected and treated orally with distilled water (vehicle), neutral control group were not infected, while the four test groups were treated up to 18 days with 55 mg/kg, 110 mg/kg, 220 mg/kg and 440 mg/kg body weight of aqueous extract of V...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323951/assessing-energy-requirements-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-comparison-against-doubly-labeled-water
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Nicholas T Broskey, Monica C Klempel, L Anne Gilmore, Elizabeth F Sutton, Abby D Altazan, Jeffrey H Burton, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M Redman
Context: Weight loss is prescribed to offset the deleterious consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but a successful intervention requires an accurate assessment of energy requirements. Objective: Describe energy requirements in women with PCOS and evaluate common prediction equations compared to doubly-labeled water (DLW). Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Academic research center. Participants: Twenty-eight weight-stable women with PCOS completed a 14-day DLW study along with measures of body composition, resting metabolic rate, and physical activity assessment by accelerometry...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319679/evaluation-of-body-composition-with-bioimpedence-a-comparison-between-athletic-and-non-athletic-children
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Domenico Meleleo, Nicola Bartolomeo, Liliana Cassano, Alessandro Nitti, Giovanna Susca, Giuseppina Mastrototaro, Umberto Armenise, Annapaola Zito, Fiorella Devito, Pietro Scicchitano, Marco Matteo Ciccone
PURPOSE: Conventional Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) or Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) can provide direct evaluations of body composition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate lean and fat mass (FM), and hydration of children involved in daily competitive sports. METHODS: 190 non-athletic [8.2-10.5 years] and 29 competitive children [8.0-10.5 years] were enrolled. They were evaluated: at baseline (t0), 6 months (t1) and one year (t2)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318585/lactoferrin-reduces-mortality-in-preweaned-calves-with-diarrhea
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G Habing, K Harris, G M Schuenemann, J M Piñeiro, J Lakritz, X Alcaraz Clavijo
Calf diarrhea is the most common reason for mortality and antimicrobial therapy in preweaned calves on dairy farms in the United States. Conventional and organic livestock producers require alternative therapies for calf diarrhea to reduce the necessity of conventional antimicrobials. Alternatives administered for mild cases or early in the disease course may be useful to mitigate disease progression and reduce the likelihood of septicemia and negative sequelae. Lactoferrin is a bioactive protein naturally found in colostrum that has been shown to prevent septicemia in high-risk infants...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303338/blood-glucose-kinetics-and-physiological-changes-in-a-type-1-diabetic-finisher-of-the-ultraman-triathlon-a-case-study
#9
Christopher W Bach, Daniel A Baur, William S Hyder, Michael J Ormsbee
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood glucose kinetics and physiological effects experienced by a type 1 diabetic (T1D) finisher of a 3-day, multi-stage ultra endurance triathlon consisting of a 10 km swim and 144.8 km bike (stage 1), a 275.4 km bike (stage 2), and an 84.4 km run (stage 3). METHODS: The athlete self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) levels via fingerstick blood draw and hand-held glucometer. Researchers evaluated blood glucose kinetics via a continuous glucose monitoring device...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301589/water-availability-not-fruitfall-modulates-the-dry-season-distribution-of-frugivorous-terrestrial-vertebrates-in-a-lowland-amazon-forest
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Omar Stalin Landázuri Paredes, Darren Norris, Tadeu Gomes de Oliveira, Fernanda Michalski
Terrestrial vertebrate frugivores constitute one of the major guilds in tropical forests. Previous studies show that the meso-scale distribution of this group is only weakly explained by variables such as altitude and tree basal area in lowland Amazon forests. For the first time we test whether seasonally limiting resources (water and fallen fruit) affect the dry season distribution in 25 species of terrestrial vertebrates. To examine the effects of the spatial availability of fruit and water on terrestrial vertebrates we used a standardized, regularly spaced arrangement of camera-traps within 25km2 of lowland Amazon forest...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298467/swimming-and-diving-energetics-in-dolphins-a-stroke-by-stroke-analysis-for-predicting-the-cost-of-flight-responses-in-wild-odontocetes
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Terrie M Williams, Traci L Kendall, Beau P Richter, Courtney R Ribeiro-French, Jason S John, Kim L Odell, Barbara A Losch, David A Feuerbach, M Andrew Stamper
Exponential increases in hydrodynamic drag and physical exertion occur when swimmers move quickly through water, and underlie the preference for relatively slow routine speeds by marine mammals regardless of body size. Because of this and the need to balance limited oxygen stores when submerged, flight (escape) responses may be especially challenging for this group. To examine this, we used open-flow respirometry to measure the energetic cost of producing a swimming stroke during different levels of exercise in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297425/investigation-on-using-high-energy-proton-beam-for-total-body-irradiation-tbi
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Miao Zhang, Nan Qin, Xun Jia, Wei J Zou, Atif Khan, Ning J Yue
This work investigated the possibility of using proton beam for total body irradiation (TBI). We hypothesized the broad-slow-rising entrance dose from a monoenergetic proton beam can deliver a uniform dose to patient with varied thickness. Comparing to photon-based TBI, it would not require any patient-specific compensator or beam spoiler. The hypothesis was first tested by simulating 250 MeV, 275 MeV, and 300 MeV protons irradiating a wedge-shaped water phantom in a paired opposing arrangement using Monte Carlo (MC) method...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296943/new-approaches-to-determine-fatigue-in-elite-athletes-during-intensified-training-resting-metabolic-rate-and-pacing-profile
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Amy L Woods, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Bronwen Lundy, Anthony J Rice, Kevin G Thompson
BACKGROUND: Elite rowers complete a high volume of training across a number of modalities to prepare for competition, including periods of intensified load, which may lead to fatigue and short-term performance decrements. As yet, the influence of substantial fatigue on resting metabolic rate (RMR) and exercise regulation (pacing), and their subsequent utility as monitoring parameters, has not been explicitly investigated in elite endurance athletes. METHOD: Ten National-level rowers completed a four-week period of intensified training...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287631/negative-association-between-acrylamide-exposure-and-body-composition-in-adults-nhanes-2003-2004
#14
P-L Chu, L-Y Lin, P-C Chen, T-C Su, C-Y Lin
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Acrylamide is present in mainstream cigarette smoke and in some food prepared at high temperature. Animal studies have shown that acrylamide exposure reduces body weight. Prenatal exposure to acrylamide also has been linked to reduced birth weight in human. Whether acrylamide exposure is associated with altered body compositions in adults is not clear. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We selected 3623 subjects (aged ⩾20 years) from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2003-2004 to determine the relationship among hemoglobin adducts of acrylamide (HbAA), hemoglobin adducts of glycidamide (HbGA) and body composition (body measures, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA))...
March 13, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285527/hot-water-extracts-from-roots-of-vitis-thunbergii-var-taiwaniana-and-identified-%C3%AE%C2%B5-viniferin-improve-obesity-in-high-fat-diet-induced-mice
#15
Yeh-Lin Lu, Shyr-Yi Lin, Sheng-Uei Fang, Ying-Ying Hsieh, Chiy-Rong Chen, Chi Luan Wen, Chi-I Chang, Wen-Chi Hou
In this study, hot-water extracts (HW) from roots of Vitis thunbergii var. taiwaniana (VTT-R) were shown significantly (P < 0.01 or 0.001) to lower lipid accumulations compared to the control in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The VTT-R-HW (40 mg/kg) interventions concurrent with a high-fat (HF) diet in C57BL/6 mice over a 5-week period were shown significantly (P < 0.05) to reduce body weights compared to those fed with the HF diet under the same food-intake regimen. The (+)-ε-viniferin isolated from VTT-R-HW was shown significantly to reduce lipid deposits compared to the control (P < 0...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284959/identification-of-sources-and-seasonal-variability-of-organic-matter-in-lake-sihwa-and-surrounding-inland-creeks-south-korea
#16
Yeonjung Lee, Seongjin Hong, Min-Seob Kim, Dahae Kim, Bo-Hyung Choi, Jin Hur, Jong Seong Khim, Kyung-Hoon Shin
Coastal areas are subjected to significant allochthonous organic matter deposits from surrounding areas; however, limited information is available on the source and delivery of this organic matter. In this study, to assess seasonal changes in the sources of organic matter in Lake Sihwa (Korea), biodegradability, fluorescence property, and stable isotopic compositions (carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur) of the organic matter were determined. Water samples were collected from the inner lake (n = 9) and inland creeks (n = 10) in five separate events, from November 2012 to October 2013...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279583/a-quantitative-microbial-risk-assessment-model-for-total-coliforms-and-e-%C3%A2-coli-in-surface-runoff-following-application-of-biosolids-to-grassland
#17
Rachel Clarke, Dara Peyton, Mark G Healy, Owen Fenton, Enda Cummins
In Ireland, the land application of biosolids is the preferred option of disposing of municipal sewage waste. Biosolids provide nutrients in the form of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and increases organic matter. It is also an economic way for a country to dispose of its municipal waste. However, biosolids may potentially contain a wide range of pathogens, and following rainfall events, may be transported in surface runoff and pose a potential risk to human health. Thus, a quantitative risk assessment model was developed to estimate potential pathogens in surface water and the environmental fate of the pathogens following dilution, residence time in a stream, die-off rate, drinking water treatment and human exposure...
March 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274159/effect-of-spirulina-platensis-ingestion-on-the-abnormal-biochemical-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-the-pancreas-and-liver-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#18
Ourida Aissaoui, Malek Amiali, Nora Bouzid, Khaled Belkacemi, Arezki Bitam
CONTEXT: Previous studies have shown that Spirulina platensis Gomont (Phormidiaceae) (SP) extract has beneficial effects on many disease conditions. The putative protective effects of SP were investigated in diabetic rats. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigates the antioxidant effects of SP in diabetic Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Alloxan monohydrate (150 mg/kg body weight) was intraperitoneally administrated to induce diabetes...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273963/benefits-of-alcohol-on-arsenic-toxicity-in-rats
#19
Purnima Singh, Shubha Ranjan Dutta, Deepak Passi, Jaya Bharti
INTRODUCTION: It has been demonstrated earlier that exposure to ethanol and/or arsenic compounds (such as sodium arsenite) produces toxic effects as shown by both in vitro and in vivo experiments. Chronic exposure of humans to arsenic through drinking water, pesticides or consumption of alcoholic beverages has produced major health problem and concern in recent years. Water being one of the main ingredients for alcohol formation (beer fermentation process) can lead to contamination with arsenic...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272815/clinically-healthy-overweight-and-obese-dogs-differ-from-lean-controls-in-select-cbc-and-serum-biochemistry-values
#20
Lauren B Radakovich, Matthew P Truelove, Stephen C Pannone, Christine S Olver, Kelly S Santangelo
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a global disease, affecting nearly half a billion people. Unfortunately, this trend is mirrored in our canine population. OBJECTIVES: As obesity is a complex inflammatory disease, there is a need to determine whether routine medical screening tests may indicate, or be influenced by, its presence. The objective of the current study was to determine if significant differences exist between CBC and biochemical profile values from control vs overweight/obese, client-owned dogs considered clinically healthy...
March 8, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
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