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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550677/mineral-profile-of-children-s-fast-food-menu-samples
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Maria Luisa Cervera, Miguel de la Guardia, Manuela Ruiz-de-Cenzano, Arancha Rochina-Marco, Óscar López-Salazar
Children's fast food menus, including hamburgers served with french fries, dessert, and a soft drink, were analyzed to obtain the mineral profile of trace elements. The developed analytical methodology involved sample digestion under pressure inside a microwave oven with a mixture of HNO₃ and H₂O₂ and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. The method was validated by carrying out the analysis of certified reference materials (NIST 1570a spinach leaves, NCS ZC73016 chicken, and NIST 1568a rice flour) and using recovery experiments...
May 26, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550634/long-term-dispersion-and-availability-of-metals-from-submarine-mine-tailing-disposal-in-a-fjord-in-arctic-norway
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Kristine B Pedersen, Pernille E Jensen, Beata Sternal, Lisbeth M Ottosen, Mie Vesterskov Henning, Manja Marie Kudahl, Juho Junttila, Kari Skirbekk, Marianne Frantzen
Mining of Cu took place in Kvalsund in the Arctic part of Norway in the 1970s, and mine tailings were discharged to the inner part of the fjord, Repparfjorden. Metal speciation analysis was used to assess the historical dispersion of metals as well as their potential bioavailability from the area of the mine tailing disposal. It was revealed that the dispersion of Ba, Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn from the mine tailings has been limited. Dispersion of Cu to the outer fjord has, however, occurred; the amounts released and dispersed from the mine tailing disposal area quantified to be 2...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550304/electronic-supplementary-materialidentification-of-a-na-k-atpase-inhibition-independent-proarrhythmic-ionic-mechanisms-of-cardiac-glycosides
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Cai Hong Koh, Jianjun Wu, Ying Ying Chung, Zhenfeng Liu, Rong-Rong Zhang, Ketpin Chong, Vladimir Korzh, Sherwin Ting, Steve Oh, Winston Shim, Hai-Yan Tian, Heming Wei
The current study explored the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) inhibition-independent proarrhythmic mechanisms of cardiac glycosides (CGs) which are well-known NKA inhibitors. With the cytosolic Ca(2+) chelated by EGTA and BAPTA or extracellular Ca(2+) replaced by Ba(2+), effects of bufadienolides (bufalin (BF) and cinobufagin (CBG)) and cardenolides (ouabain (Oua) and pecilocerin A (PEA)) on the L-type calcium current (I Ca,L) were recorded in heterologous expression Cav1.2-CHO cells and human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs)...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549616/pectin-penta-oligogalacturonide-reduces-cholesterol-accumulation-by-promoting-bile-acid-biosynthesis-and-excretion-in-high-cholesterol-fed-mice
#4
Ru-Gang Zhu, Yan-Di Sun, Yu-Ting Hou, Jun-Gang Fan, Gang Chen, Tuo-Ping Li
Haw pectin penta-oligogalacturonide (HPPS) has important role in improving cholesterol metabolism and promoting the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids (BA) in mice fed high-cholesterol diet (HCD). However, the mechanism is not clear. This study aims to investigate the effects of HPPS on cholesterol accumulation and the regulation of hepatic BA synthesis and transport in HCD-fed mice. Results showed that HPPS significantly decreased plasma and hepatic TC levels but increased plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) levels, compared to HCD...
May 23, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548239/impact-of-barium-enema-on-acute-diverticulitis-recurrence-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-349-patients
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Francisco J Medina-Fernández, Lidia Rodríguez-Ortiz, Dimas J Garcilazo-Arismendi, Elena Navarro-Rodríguez, Eva M Torres-Tordera, César A Díaz-López, Javier Briceño
AIM: Acute diverticulitis is becoming a health concern in western countries as its incidence is increasing. Currently, one of the accepted theories on possible causes of diverticular perforation is the impactation of faecal residuals into some diverticula. Our aim was to evaluate whether barium impactation might have a negative effect by promoting diverticular inflammation/rupture and thereby acute diverticulitis recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (January 2005/December 2015) was conducted at the Reina Sofia University Hospital of Cordoba (Spain)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548149/fluorous-tag-assisted-synthesis-of-bile-acid-bisphosphonate-conjugates-via-orthogonal-click-reactions-an-access-to-potential-anti-resorption-bone-drugs
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Chiara Massarenti, Olga Bortolini, Giancarlo Fantin, Dario Cristofaro, Daniele Ragno, Daniela Perrone, Elena Marchesi, Gianluca Toniolo, Alessandro Massi
The synthesis of a small collection of novel bile acid-bisphosphonate (BA-BP) conjugates as potential drug candidates is reported. The disclosed methodology relied on the installation of azide and thiol functionalities at the head and tail positions, respectively, of the BA scaffold and its subsequent decoration by orthogonal click reactions (copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition, thiol-ene or thiol-yne coupling) to introduce BP units and a fluorophore. Because of the troublesome isolation of the target conjugates by standard procedures, the methodology culminated with the functionalization of the BA scaffold with a light fluorous tag to rapidly and efficiently purify intermediates and final products by fluorous solid-phase extraction...
May 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547884/lack-of-transgene-and-glyphosate-effects-on-yield-and-mineral-and-amino-acid-content-of-glyphosate-resistant-soybean
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Stephen O Duke, Agnes M Rimando, Krishna N Reddy, James V Cizdziel, Nacer Bellaloui, David R Shaw, Martin M Williams, Jude E Maul
BACKGROUND: There has been controversy as to whether the glyphosate resistance gene and/or glyphosate applied to glyphosate-resistant (GR) soybean affect the content of cationic minerals (especially Mg, Mn, and Fe), yield and amino acid content of GR soybean. A two-year field study (2013 and 2014) examined these questions at sites in Mississippi, USA. RESULTS: There were no effects of glyphosate, the GR transgene, or field crop history (for a field with both no history of glyphosate use versus one with a long history of glyphosate use) on grain yield...
May 25, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547388/is-color-doppler-a-reliable-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-malrotation
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İbrahim Karaman, Ayşe Karaman, Hasibe Gökçe Çınar, Ahmet Ertürk, Derya Erdoğan, İsmet Faruk Özgüner
PURPOSE: The gold standard for the diagnosis of malrotation is barium contrast study of the upper gastrointestinal system (UGCS), while color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) is another method used in the diagnosis. We investigated the value of CDUS for the diagnosis of malrotation in this study. METHODS: UGCS images, CDUS images, plain abdominal images, demographic data, and symptoms of 82 patients who were investigated for presumed malrotation during a 7-year period were evaluated, retrospectively...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546743/common-methods-of-biological-age-estimation
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Linpei Jia, Weiguang Zhang, Xiangmei Chen
At present, no single indicator could be used as a golden index to estimate aging process. The biological age (BA), which combines several important biomarkers with mathematical modeling, has been proposed for >50 years as an aging estimation method to replace chronological age (CA). The common methods used for BA estimation include the multiple linear regression (MLR), the principal component analysis (PCA), the Hochschild's method, and the Klemera and Doubal's method (KDM). The fundamental differences in these four methods are the roles of CA and the selection criteria of aging biomarkers...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543991/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-plasma-alt-alp-and-bile-acids-for-hepatitis-in-labrador-retrievers
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K Dirksen, I A Burgener, J Rothuizen, T S G A M van den Ingh, L C Penning, B Spee, H Fieten
BACKGROUND: Biochemical indicators for diagnosing liver disease are plasma alanine aminotransferase activity (ALT), alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP), and bile acid concentration (BA). OBJECTIVES: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ALT, ALP, and BA for detecting primary hepatitis (PH) in clinically healthy Labrador retrievers and investigate whether ALT and ALP can discriminate between dogs with PH and nonspecific reactive hepatitis (RH). ANIMALS: 191 clinically healthy and 51 clinically ill Labrador retrievers with hepatic histopathology...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542509/functional-restoration-of-the-esophagus-after-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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Cheal Wung Huh, Young Hoon Youn, Hyunsoo Chung, Yong Chan Lee, Hyojin Park
PURPOSE: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new efficacious treatment option for achalasia. We propose to define "esophageal remodeling" as the functional restoration of the esophagus that involves decreased lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, recovery of esophageal body peristalsis, and reduction of luminal diameter. The aim of this study was to investigate "esophageal remodeling" after POEM for achalasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from a prospectively collected database of POEM subjects, which included preoperative and 2-month postoperative Eckardt symptom scores, and results from esophageal high resolution manometry (HRM) and barium esophagogram (BE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540975/colorectal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Teresa Starzyńska, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Marek Bolanowski, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Małgorzata Borowska, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Andrzej Deptała, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Piotr Remiszewski, Violetta Rosiek, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Anna Zemczak, Wojciech Zgliczyński, Beata Kos-Kudła
Neuroendocrine neoplasms/tumours (NENs/NETs) of the large intestine are detected increasingly often, especially rectal tumours, which is probably associated with the widespread use of screening colonoscopy. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the thesis that the NENs of the rectum and the NENs of the colon are two different diseases. Rectal NENs are usually small lesions, of low to moderate histological malignancy, associated with good prognosis, and most may be treated endoscopically. NENs of the colon, however, are often aggressive, poorly differentiated, associated with a poor or uncer-tain prognosis, and require surgical treatment...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540974/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-the-small-intestine-and-appendix-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Tomasz Bednarczuk, Marek Bolanowski, Anna Zemczak, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Małgorzata Borowska, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Jakub Pałucki, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Violetta Rosiek, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Wojciech Zgliczyński, Beata Kos-Kudła
This study presents the revised Polish guidelines regarding the management of patients suffering from neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the small intestine and appendix. The small intestine, especially the ileum, is the most common location for these neoplasms. Most are well differentiated and slow growing. Their symptoms may be atypical, which can result in delayed or accidental diagnosis. Appendicitis is usually the first manifestation of NEN in this location. Typical symptoms of carcinoid syndrome occur in approximately 20-30% of patients suffering from small intestinal NENs with distant metastases...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540973/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Beata Kos-Kudła, Violetta Rosiek, Małgorzata Borowska, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Marek Bolanowski, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Foltyn Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Michał Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Anna Zemczak, Wojciech Zgliczyński
This article presents updated diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNEN), proposed by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours. The guidelines contain new data received in the years 2013-2016, which confirm previous recommendations, and have led to modification of previous guidelines or have resulted in the formulation of new guidelines. Biochemical and imaging (anatomical and functional) tests are of great importance in diagnostics, as well as histopathological diagnosis to determine the management of PNEN patients, but they must be confirmed by an immunohistochemical examination...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540972/gastroduodenal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-including-gastrinoma-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Michał Lipiński, Grażyna Rydzewska, Wanda Foltyn, Elżbieta Andrysiak-Mamos, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Marek Bolanowski, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Małgorzata Borowska, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Karolina Poczkaj, Violetta Rosiek, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Anna Zemczak, Wojciech Zgliczyński, Beata Kos-Kudła
This paper presents the updated Polish Neuroendocrine Tumour Network expert panel recommendations on the management of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the stomach and duodenum, including gastrinoma. The recommendations discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation of these tumours as well as their diagnosis, including biochemical, histopathological, and localisation diagnoses. The principles of treatment are discussed, including endoscopic, surgical, pharmacological, and radionuclide treatments...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540040/dna-secondary-structure-formation-by-dna-shuffling-of-the-conserved-domains-of-the-cry-protein-of-bacillus-thuringiensis
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Efrain H Pinzon, Daniel A Sierra, Miguel O Suarez, Sergio Orduz, Alvaro M Florez
BACKGROUND: The Cry toxins, or δ-endotoxins, are a diverse group of proteins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis. While DNA secondary structures are biologically relevant, it is unknown if such structures are formed in regions encoding conserved domains of Cry toxins under shuffling conditions. We analyzed 5 holotypes that encode Cry toxins and that grouped into 4 clusters according to their phylogenetic closeness. The mean number of DNA secondary structures that formed and the mean Gibbs free energy [Formula: see text] were determined by an in silico analysis using different experimental DNA shuffling scenarios...
2017: BMC Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539909/neural-responses-to-rapid-facial-expressions-of-fear-and-surprise
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Ke Zhao, Jia Zhao, Ming Zhang, Qian Cui, Xiaolan Fu
Facial expression recognition is mediated by a distributed neural system in humans that involves multiple, bilateral regions. There are six basic facial expressions that may be recognized in humans (fear, sadness, surprise, happiness, anger, and disgust); however, fearful faces and surprised faces are easily confused in rapid presentation. The functional organization of the facial expression recognition system embodies a distinction between these two emotions, which is investigated in the present study. A core system that includes the right parahippocampal gyrus (BA 30), fusiform gyrus, and amygdala mediates the visual recognition of fear and surprise...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539712/betulinic-acid-from-zizyphus-joazeiro-bark-using-focused-microwave-assisted-extraction-and-response-surface-methodology
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Fernanda Carolina Sousa Fonseca, Letícia Caribé Batista Reis, Jener David Gonçalves Dos Santos, Carla Rodrigues Cardoso Branco, Sergio Luis da Costa Ferreira, Jorge Mauricio David, Alexsandro Branco
BACKGROUND: The effect of the extraction time (min) and temperature (°C) on the yield of betulinic acid (BA) from Zizyphus joazeiro barks using focused microwave-assisted extraction was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethyl acetate was used as extractor solvent because it was shown to provide a betulinic acid-clean extract. A full two-level statistical factorial design was applied to determine the important effects and interactions of these independent variables upon the yield of BA...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539141/individual-traits-personal-values-and-conflict-resolution-in-an-isolated-confined-extreme-environment
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Jesper G Corneliussen, Gloria R Leon, Anders Kjærgaard, Birgit A Fink, Noah C Venables
BACKGROUND: The study of personality traits, personal values, and the emergence of conflicts within groups performing in an isolated, confined, and extreme environment (ICE) may provide insights helpful for the composition and support of space crews for long duration missions. METHODS: Studied pre/post and over the 2-yr period of the investigation were 10 Danish military personnel deployed to stations in Greenland on a 26-mo staggered rotation. Subjects completed the NEO PI-R, Triarchic Psychopathy Measure, and Portrait Values Questionnaire, and participated in structured interviews...
June 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538319/reliability-and-accuracy-of-a-standardized-shallow-water-running-test-to-determine-cardiorespiratory-fitness
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Elizabeth F Nagle, Mary E Sanders, Bethany B Gibbs, Barry A Franklin, Jacquelyn A Nagle, Philip J Prins, Caleb D Johnson, Robert J Robertson
Nagle, EF, Sanders, ME, Gibbs, BB, Franklin, BA, Nagle, JA, Prins, PJ, Johnson, CD, and Robertson, RJ. Reliability and accuracy of a standardized shallow water running test to determine cardiorespiratory fitness. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1669-1677, 2017-A standardized fitness assessment is critical for the development of an individualized exercise prescription. Although the benefits of aquatic exercise have been well established, there remains the need for a standardized nonswimming protocol to accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in shallow water...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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