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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823127/effects-of-feeding-corn-naturally-contaminated-with-aflatoxin-on-growth-performance-apparent-ileal-digestibility-serum-hormones-levels-and-gene-expression-of-na-k-atpase-in-ducklings
#1
Farzana Abbasi, Jingbo Liu, Hongfu Zhang, Xiaoyun Shen, Xuegang Luo
Objective: A 14-d trial was conducted to determine the effects of feeding corn naturally contaminated with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on growth performance, apparent ileal digestibility, serum hormones levels and gene expression of Na+, K+-ATPase in ducklings. Methods: A total of 704 ducklings were blocked on the basis of sex and body weight, and then allocated randomly to 1 of the following 2 treatments: 1) CON, basal diet and 2) AFB1, diets with 100% of normal corn replaced with AFB1 contaminated corn...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823081/neck-inspiratory-muscle-activation-patterns-during-well-controlled-inspiration
#2
Sohei Washino, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Yasuhide Yoshitake
PURPOSE: Surprisingly, the activation characteristics of the neck inspiratory muscles as a function of key inspiratory mechanical parameters have yet to be demonstrated experimentally under well-controlled conditions. This study aimed to elucidate the muscle activation patterns of the neck inspiratory muscles by strictly controlling flow rate and lung volume. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects matched their inspiratory flow rate at approximately 20-100% of peak flow rate (PFR) as steady as possible during inspiration...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823059/influence-of-dextrins-on-the-production-of-spiramycin-and-impurity-components-by-streptomyces-ambofaciens
#3
Kaiya Yao, Shuhong Gao, Yanjie Wu, Zhen Zhao, Wen Wang, Quangui Mao
Spiramycin is a 16-membered macrolide antibiotic produced by Streptomyces ambofaciens and used in human medicine for the treatment of various respiratory tract and genital infections. Several impurities were detected in spiramycin-fermentation broth, especially impurities D and F, which decreased the separation-extraction yield and increased production cost. Dextrins, as the main carbon source, influence the accumulation of spiramycin and impurities. In this work, two types of dextrin from vendor Y and Z were compared to study their influences on spiramycin production...
August 19, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822975/choosing-wisely-canada-the-canadian-college-of-medical-geneticists-ccmg-list-of-five-items-physicians-and-patients-should-question
#4
EDITORIAL
Elaine Goh, Andrea Guerin, Joanna Lazier, Sharan Goobie, Tanya N Nelson, Ron Agatep, Victoria Mok Siu, Karen Y Niederhoffer, Julie Richer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822966/inhibitory-actions-of-the-nrg-1-erbb4-pathway-in-macrophages-during-tissue-fibrosis-in-heart-skin-and-lung
#5
Zarha Vermeulen, Anne-Sophie Hervent, Lindsey Dugaucquier, Leni Vandekerckhove, Miche Rombouts, Matthias Beyens, Dorien M Schrijvers, Guido R Y De Meyer, Stuart Maudsley, Gilles W De Keulenaer, Vincent Fm Segers
The neuregulin-1 (NRG-1)/ErbB system is an endothelium-controlled paracrine system modulating cardiac performance and adaptation. Recent studies indicate that NRG-1 has anti-fibrotic effects in the left ventricle (LV), which were explained by direct actions on cardiac fibroblasts. However, the NRG-1/ErbB system also regulates the function of macrophages. In this study, we hypothesized that the anti-fibrotic effect of NRG-1 in the heart is at least partially mediated through inhibitory effects on macrophages...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822940/effects-of-airborne-ammonium-and-nitrate-pollution-strongly-differ-in-peat-bogs-but-symbiotic-nitrogen-fixation-remains-unaffected
#6
Eva van den Elzen, Leon J L van den Berg, Bas van der Weijden, Christian Fritz, Lucy J Sheppard, Leon P M Lamers
Pristine bogs, peatlands in which vegetation is exclusively fed by rainwater (ombrotrophic), typically have a low atmospheric deposition of reactive nitrogen (N) (<0.5kgha(-1)y(-1)). An important additional N source is N2 fixation by symbiotic microorganisms (diazotrophs) in peat and mosses. Although the effects of increased total airborne N by anthropogenic emissions on bog vegetation are well documented, the important question remains how different N forms (ammonium, NH4(+), versus nitrate, NO3(-)) affect N cycling, as their relative contribution to the total load strongly varies among regions globally...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822886/concurrent-spectrometry-of-annihilation-radiation-and-characteristic-gamma-rays-for-activity-assessment-of-selected-positron-emitters
#7
S G Dolley, G F Steyn, T J van Rooyen, F Szelecsényi, Z Kovács, C Vermeulen, N P van der Meulen
A method is described to determine the activity of non-pure positron emitters in a radionuclide production environment by assessing the 511keV annihilation radiation concurrently with selected γ-lines, using a single High-Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector. Liquid sources of (22)Na, (52)Fe, (52m)Mn, (61)Cu, (64)Cu, (65)Zn, (66)Ga, (68)Ga, (82)Rb, (88)Y, (89)Zr and (132)Cs were prepared specifically for this study. Acrylic absorbers surrounding the sources ensured that the emitted β(+)-particles could not escape and annihilate away from the source region...
August 1, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822859/a-facile-method-to-prepare-green-nano-phosphors-with-a-large-stokes-shift-and-solid-state-enhanced-photophysical-properties-based-on-surface-modified-gold-nanoclusters
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C H Cheng, H Y Huang, M J Talite, W C Chou, J M Yeh, C T Yuan
Colloidal nano-materials, such as quantum dots (QDs) have been applied to light-conversion nano-phosphors due to their unique tunable emission. However, most of the QDs involve toxic elements and are synthesized in a hazardous solvent. In addition, conventional QD nano-phosphors with a small Stokes shift suffered from reabsorption losses and aggregation-induced quenching in the solid state. Here, we demonstrate a facile, matrix-free method to prepare eco-friendly nano-phosphors with a large Stokes shift based on aqueous thiolate-stabilized gold nanoclusters (GSH-AuNCs) with simple surface modifications...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822785/next-generation-sequencing-based-detection-of-germline-copy-number-variations-in-brca1-brca2-validation-of-a-one-step-diagnostic-work-flow
#9
Ane Y Schmidt, Thomas V O Hansen, Lise B Ahlborn, Lars Jønson, Christina W Yde, Finn C Nielsen
Genetic testing of BRCA1/2 includes screening for single nucleotide variants and small indels as well as larger copy number variations (CNVs), primarily by Sanger sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA). With the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), it has become feasible to provide CNV information as well as sequence data using a single platform. We report the use of NGS gene panel sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq platform and JSI SeqPilot SeqNext software to call germline CNVs in BRCA1 and BRCA2...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822680/outcomes-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-octogenarians-meta-analysis-and-systemic-review
#10
REVIEW
Y Han, S Zhang, J Zhang, C Ji, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis and systematic review aimed to highlight the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to assess safety and effectiveness in patients older than 80 years of age compared with younger patients. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used; quality was appraised, and data were extracted and analysed following the Cochrane collaboration. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched on December 31, 2016...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822677/dentoskeletal-parameters-related-to-visual-perception-of-facial-asymmetry-in-patients-with-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusion-after-orthognathic-surgery
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C-W Lin, Y-C Wang, Y-H Chen, E W-C Ko
The purpose of the study is to explore the critical parameters determining the visual perception of postoperative facial symmetry. This study retrospectively included 24 patients with skeletal class III malocclusion and double-jaw orthognathic surgery (OgS). The patients were classified according to the outcome of subjective visual perception scores (SVPS) based on the postoperative frontal images by 10 orthodontists: symmetrical surgical outcome (S group, n=12) and facial asymmetry after surgery (A group, n=12)...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822670/peritrapezial-osteoarthritis-inter-and-intraobserver-reliability-of-the-allieu-classification
#12
F Vigouroux, F Rabarin, J Jeudy, N Bigorre, Y Saint Cast, L Pechmajou, G Raimbeau
The Allieu classification takes into consideration the distal and proximal joints of the trapezium. Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint arthritis, TMC joint instability (TMI) and scapho-trapezio-trapezoid (STT) joint arthritis are considered independently, which better corresponds to the anatomical examinations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the inter- and intraobserver reliability of the Allieu classification of the peritrapezial arthritis. This was a prospective, single-center study performed from May to September 2016 with 30 cases of primary thumb osteoarthritis...
August 16, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822667/doppler-parameters-derived-from-transthoracic-echocardiography-accurately-detect-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-dysfunction
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Ryan J Spencer, Ken G Gin, Michael Y C Tsang, Teresa S M Tsang, Parvathy Nair, Pui K Lee, John Jue
BACKGROUND: Detecting bioprosthetic mitral valve dysfunction on transthoracic echocardiography can be challenging because of acoustic shadowing of regurgitant jets and a wide normal range of transvalvular gradients. Several studies in mechanical mitral valves have demonstrated the utility of the transthoracically derived parameters E (peak early mitral inflow velocity), pressure half-time, and the ratio of mitral inflow velocity-time integral (VTIMV) to left ventricular outflow tract velocity-time integral (VTILVOT) in detecting significant prosthetic dysfunction...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822656/phenylephrine-infusion-impact-on-surgical-site-infections-after-lower-extremity-bypass-surgery
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Craig Curry, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Janelle Richard, Michele C Siciliano, Wendy Y Craig
OBJECTIVE: Lower extremity bypass (LEB) operations have high rates of surgical site infections (SSI). Phenylephrine is a commonly used vasoconstrictor which may reduce skin blood flow and increase the likelihood of SSI in these patients. We studied the potential effect of phenylephrine infusion during LEB surgery on SSI. METHODS: LEB cases and their demographic data were identified through the Vascular Quality Initiative registry. SSI in this population was identified using the hospital epidemiology surveillance database...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822627/do-anterior-catheterizable-urinary-channels-have-fewer-complications-than-posterior-channels-an-international-cohort-study
#15
K M Szymanski, P-J Lopez, J P Corbetta, F Reed, J Ruiz, Y Pullin, S Weller, R Zubieta, R C Rink, M P Cain
OBJECTIVE: Appendicovesicostomy (APV) and Monti ileovesicostomy (Monti) are durable catheterizable channels. While subfascial revision rates vary by channel type, a channel implanted in the anterior (vs posterior) aspect of the bladder may have a lower subfascial revision risk, due to decreased channel mobility and better fascial fixation. The present study aimed to compare long-term durability of anteriorly compared to posteriorly implanted APV and Monti channels in a large international cohort...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822578/improving-rhinology-skills-with-simulation
#16
REVIEW
Andrew Y Lee, Marvin P Fried, Marc Gibber
The convergence of technology and medicine has led to many advances in surgical training. Novel surgical simulators have led to significantly improved skills of graduating surgeons, leading to decreased time to proficiency, improved efficiency, decreased errors, and improvement in patient safety. Endoscopic sinus surgery poses a steep learning curve given the complex 3-dimensional anatomy of the nasal and paranasal cavities, and the necessary visual-spatial motor skills and bimanual dexterity. This article focuses on surgical simulation in rhinological training and how innovative high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulators can maximize resident training and improve procedural skills before operating in the live environment...
August 16, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822557/family-history-of-cancer-predicts-endometrial-cancer-risk-independently-of-lynch-syndrome-implications-for-genetic-counselling
#17
Sharon E Johnatty, Yen Y Tan, Daniel D Buchanan, Michael Bowman, Rhiannon J Walters, Andreas Obermair, Michael A Quinn, Penelope B Blomfield, Alison Brand, Yee Leung, Martin K Oehler, Judy A Kirk, Tracy A O'Mara, Penelope M Webb, Amanda B Spurdle
OBJECTIVE: To determine endometrial cancer (EC) risk according to family cancer history, including assessment by degree of relatedness, type of and age at cancer diagnosis of relatives. METHODS: Self-reported family cancer history was available for 1353 EC patients and 628 controls. Logistic regression was used to quantify the association between EC and cancer diagnosis in ≥1 first or second degree relative, and to assess whether level of risk differed by degree of relationship and/or relative's age at diagnosis...
August 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822545/effects-of-the-dose-and-viability-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-2-ruminal-fermentation-performance-of-lactating-dairy-cows-and-correlations-between-ruminal-bacteria-abundance-and-performance-measures
#18
Y Jiang, I M Ogunade, K G Arriola, M Qi, D Vyas, C R Staples, A T Adesogan
This study examined effects of the dose and viability of supplemented Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain YE1496 on ruminal fermentation and performance of lactating dairy cows. A second objective was to examine correlations between ruminal bacteria abundance and performance measures. Four ruminally cannulated lactating cows (284 ± 18 days in milk) were assigned randomly to 1 of 4 treatment sequences in a 4 × 4 Latin square experimental design using four 21-d experimental periods. Cows were fed a nonacidotic total mixed ration comprising 22...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822458/-the-research-and-application-of-pretreatment-method-for-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-identification-of-filamentous-fungi
#19
Y F Huang, Z Chang, J Bai, M Zhu, M X Zhang, M Wang, G Zhang, X Y Li, Y G Tong, J L Wang, X X Lu
Objective: To establish and evaluate the feasibility of a pretreatment method for matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry identification of filamentous fungi developed by the laboratory. Methods: Three hundred and eighty strains of filamentous fungi from January 2014 to December 2016 were recovered and cultured on sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) plate at 28 ℃ to mature state. Meanwhile, the fungi were cultured in liquid sabouraud medium with a vertical rotation method recommended by Bruker and a horizontal vibration method developed by the laboratory until adequate amount of colonies were observed...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822455/-feasibility-analysis-of-predicting-the-risk-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-by-preoperative-ct
#20
M Yu, Y D Wang, H Z Xue, Q Shen, J Xu, X Zhang, J K Jia, M Jia
Objective: To study the preoperative computed tomography (CT) data of patients with pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and to explore the effective of predicting the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Methods: CT images of patients with PD were analyzed retrospectively from June 2010 to January 2017 in Zhengzhou University of People's Hospital. The pancreas index, pancreatic duct width, pancreas CT value, pancreas-spleen CT value, and pancreas thickness were collected. The relationship between the indicators and the POPF was determined, and the receiver operation characteristic (ROC) curve was calculated and the area under the curve (AUC) was evaluated...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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