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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239511/reducing-disaster-exacerbated-non-communicable-diseases-through-public-health-infrastructure-resilience-perspectives-of-australian-disaster-service-providers
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Benjamin J Ryan, Richard C Franklin, Frederick M Burkle, Peter Aitken, Erin Smith, Kerrianne Watt, Peter Leggat
BACKGROUND: The exposure of people and infrastructure to flood and storm related disasters across the world is increasing faster than vulnerability is decreasing. For people with non-communicable diseases this presents a significant risk as traditionally the focus of disaster management systems has been on immediate trauma and communicable diseases. This focus must now be expanded to include the management of non-communicable diseases because these conditions are generating the bulk of ill health, disability and premature death around the globe...
December 21, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239303/structure-and-functioning-of-dryland-ecosystems-in-a-changing-world
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Fernando T Maestre, David J Eldridge, Santiago Soliveres, Sonia Kéfi, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Matthew A Bowker, Pablo García-Palacios, Juan Gaitán, Antonio Gallardo, Roberto Lázaro, Miguel Berdugo
Understanding how drylands respond to ongoing environmental change is extremely important for global sustainability. Here we review how biotic attributes, climate, grazing pressure, land cover change and nitrogen deposition affect the functioning of drylands at multiple spatial scales. Our synthesis highlights the importance of biotic attributes (e.g. species richness) in maintaining fundamental ecosystem processes such as primary productivity, illustrate how N deposition and grazing pressure are impacting ecosystem functioning in drylands worldwide, and highlight the importance of the traits of woody species as drivers of their expansion in former grasslands...
November 2016: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238816/resilience-work-engagement-and-stress-reactivity-in-a-middle-aged-manual-worker-population
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Julie K Black, George M Balanos, Anna C Whittaker Previously Phillips
Work stress is a growing problem in Europe. Together, the negative physiological effect of stress on health, and increasing age increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in those aged over 50years. Therefore, identifying older workers who may be at risk of work-related stress, and its physiological effects, is key to promoting their health and wellbeing in the workforce. The present study examined the relationship between perceived psychological resilience and work-related factors (work engagement and presenteeism) and the physiological response to acute psychological stress in older manual workers in the UK...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238365/the-well-sorted-fine-sand-community-from-the-western-mediterranean-sea-a-resistant-and-resilient-marine-habitat-under-diverse-human-pressures
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Jean-Claude Dauvin, Ali Bakalem, Alexandrine Baffreau, Claire Delecrin, Gérard Bellan, Claudio Lardicci, Elena Balestri, Rafael Sardá, Samir Grimes
The Biocoenosis of Well Sorted Fine Sands (WSFS) (SFBC, Sables Fins Bien Calibrés in French) is a Mediterranean community very well delimited by bathymetry (2-25 m) and sedimentology (>90% of fine sand) occurring in zones with relatively strong hydrodynamics. In this study focused on sites located along the Algerian, French, Italian and Spanish coasts of the Western Basin of the Mediterranean Sea (WBMS) we aim to compare the structure, ecological status and diversity of the macrofauna of the WSFS and examine the effects of recent human pressures on the state of this shallow macrobenthic community...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238198/the-social-historical-and-institutional-contingencies-of-dam-removal
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F J Magilligan, C S Sneddon, C A Fox
Environmental managers in the United States and elsewhere are increasingly perceiving dam removal as a critical tool for river restoration and enhancing watershed resilience. In New England, over 125 dams have been dismantled for ecological and economic rationales. A surprising number of these removals, including many that are ongoing, have generated heated conflicts between restoration proponents and local communities who value their dammed landscapes. Using a comparative case study approach, we examine the environmental conflict around efforts to remove six dams in New England...
February 25, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237850/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-new-graduate-nurses-accounts-of-resilience-a-qualitative-study-using-photovoice
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Siti Namira Binte Abdul Wahab, Siti Zubaidah Mordiffi, Emily Ang, Violeta Lopez
BACKGROUND: Resilience is the ability to overcome any stressful situation. The ability to bounce back is said to enable a person to emerge stronger, perform better, and become more confident and selfefficient. The new graduate nurses' journey is a stressful experience as they become immersed in the day-to-day work pressures. OBJECTIVE: The study explored the new graduate nurses' accounts of resilience and the facilitating and impeding factors in building their resilience...
February 14, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237264/child-to-adult-neurodevelopmental-and-mental-health-trajectories-after-early-life-deprivation-the-young-adult-follow-up-of-the-longitudinal-english-and-romanian-adoptees-study
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Edmund J S Sonuga-Barke, Mark Kennedy, Robert Kumsta, Nicky Knights, Dennis Golm, Michael Rutter, Barbara Maughan, Wolff Schlotz, Jana Kreppner
BACKGROUND: Time-limited, early-life exposures to institutional deprivation are associated with disorders in childhood, but it is unknown whether effects persist into adulthood. We used data from the English and Romanian Adoptees study to assess whether deprivation-associated adverse neurodevelopmental and mental health outcomes persist into young adulthood. METHODS: The English and Romanian Adoptees study is a longitudinal, natural experiment investigation into the long-term outcomes of individuals who spent from soon after birth to up to 43 months in severe deprivation in Romanian institutions before being adopted into the UK...
February 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237225/end-season-daily-weight-gains-as-rationale-for-targeted-selective-treatment-against-gastrointestinal-nematodes-in-highly-exposed-first-grazing-season-cattle
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Aurélie Merlin, Alain Chauvin, Anne Lehebel, Nadine Brisseau, Sébastien Froger, Nathalie Bareille, Christophe Chartier
A two-year study was carried out to assess the feasibility of a targeted selective treatment to control gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) in 24 groups of first grazing season (FGS) cattle. A two-step procedure aiming at defining exposure risk at group level and at identifying the most infected individuals within groups through measurement of the average daily weight gain (ADWG) at housing was used. The first step was to define retrospectively, by grazing management practices (GMP) indicators, two levels of groups' exposure to GIN determined by anti O...
March 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236772/stigma-related-stress-shame-and-avoidant-coping-reactions-among-members-of-the-general-population-with-elevated-symptom-levels
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J V Schibalski, M Müller, V Ajdacic-Gross, S Vetter, S Rodgers, N Oexle, P W Corrigan, W Rössler, N Rüsch
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether mental illness stigma affects individuals with subthreshold syndromes outside clinical settings. We therefore investigated the role of different stigma variables, including stigma-related stress and shame reactions, for avoidant stigma coping among members of the general population with elevated symptom levels. METHODS: Based on a representative population survey, general stress resilience, stigma variables, shame about having a mental illness as well as avoidant stigma coping (secrecy and social withdrawal) were assessed by self-report among 676 participants with elevated symptom levels...
February 4, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236752/light-intensity-dependent-photosynthetic-electron-transport-in-eelgrass-zostera-marina-l
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Xiao Qi Yang, Quan Sheng Zhang, Di Zhang, Zi Tong Sheng
Responses of electron transport to three levels of irradiation (20, 200, and 1200 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1) PAR; exposures called LL, ML and HL, respectively) were investigated in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) utilizing the chlorophyll a fluorescence technique. Exposure to ML and HL reduced the maximum quantum yield of photosystem II (PSII) (Fv/Fm) and the maximum slope decrease of MR/MRO (VPSI), indicating the occurrence of photoinhibition of both PSII and photosystem I (PSI). A comparatively slow recovery rate of Fv/Fm due to longer half-life recovery time of PSII and 40% lower descending amplitude compared to other higher plants implied the poor resilience of the PSII...
February 14, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236309/best-practice-in-individual-supervision-of-psychologists-working-in-the-french-capedp-preventive-perinatal-home-visiting-program-results-of-a-delphi-consensus-process
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Tim Greacen, Bertrand Welniarz, Diane Purper-Ouakil, Jaqueline Wendland, Romain Dugravier, Thomas Saïas, Susana Tereno, Florence Tubach, Alain Haddad, Antoine Guedeney
Individual supervision of home-visiting professionals has proved to be a key element for perinatal home-visiting programs. Although studies have been published concerning quality criteria for supervision in North American contexts, little is known about this subject in other national settings. In the context of the CAPEDP program (Compétences parentales et Attachement dans la Petite Enfance: Diminution des risques liés aux troubles de santé mentale et Promotion de la résilience; Parental Skills and Attachment in Early Childhood: Reducing Mental Health Risks and Promoting Resilience), the first randomized controlled perinatal mental health promotion research program to take place in France, this article describes the results of a study using the Delphi consensus method to identify the program supervisors' points of view concerning best practice for the individual supervision of home visitors involved in such programs...
February 25, 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235694/nurses-resilience-and-the-emotional-labour-of-nursing-work-an-integrative-review-of-empirical-literature
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Cynthia Delgado, Dominic Upton, Kristen Ranse, Trentham Furness, Kim Foster
BACKGROUND: The emotional labour of nursing work involves managing the emotional demands of relating with patients, families and colleagues. Building nurses' resilience is an important strategy in mitigating the stress and burnout that may be caused by ongoing exposure to these demands. Understandings of resilience in the context of emotional labour in nursing, however, are limited. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the state of knowledge on resilience in the context of emotional labour in nursing...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231633/barriers-to-regaining-control-within-a-constructivist-grounded-theory-of-family-resilience-in-icu-living-with-uncertainty
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Pauline Wong, Pranee Liamputtong, Susan Koch, Helen Rawson
This paper discusses families' experiences of their interactions when a relative is admitted unexpectedly to an Australian intensive care unit BACKGROUND: The overwhelming emotions associated with the unexpected admission of a relative to an intensive care unit (ICU) are often due to the uncertainty surrounding the condition of their critically ill relative. There is limited in-depth understanding of the nature of uncertainty experienced by families in ICU, and interventions perceived by families to minimise their uncertainty are not well documented...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231344/evaluation-of-stress-distribution-on-implant-retained-auricular-prostheses-the-finite-element-method
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Ahmed A Abbas, Peerapong Santiwong, Amornrat Wonglamsam, Theerathavaj Srithavaj, Teeranoot Chanthasopeephan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate stress distribution around two craniofacial implants in an auricular prosthesis according to the removal forces. Three attachment combinations were used to evaluate the stress distribution under removal forces of 45 and 90 degrees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three attachment designs were examined: (1) a Hader bar with three clips; (2) a Hader bar with one clip and two extracoronal resilient attachments (ERAs); and (3) a Hader bar with one clip and two Locators...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231319/development-of-a-keratinase-activity-assay-using-recombinant-chicken-feather-keratin-substrates
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Hyeon-Su Jin, Seon Yeong Park, Kyungmin Kim, Yong-Jik Lee, Gae-Won Nam, Nam Joo Kang, Dong-Woo Lee
Poultry feathers consist mainly of the protein keratin, which is rich in β-pleated sheets and consequently resistant to proteolysis. Although many keratinases have been identified, the reasons for their substrate specificity towards β-keratin remain unclear due to difficulties in preparing a soluble feather keratin substrate for use in activity assays. In the present study, we overexpressed Gallus gallus chromosomes 2 and 27 β-keratin-encoding genes in Escherichia coli, purified denatured recombinant proteins by Ni2+ affinity chromatography, and refolded by stepwise dialysis to yield soluble keratins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230977/extracellular-self-assembly-of-functional-and-tunable-protein-conjugates-from-bacillus-subtilis
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Charlie Gilbert, Mark Howarth, Colin R Harwood, Tom Ellis
The ability to stably and specifically conjugate recombinant proteins to one another is a powerful approach for engineering multifunctional enzymes, protein therapeutics and novel biological materials. While many of these applications have been illustrated through in vitro and in vivo intracellular protein conjugation methods, extracellular self-assembly of protein conjugates offers unique advantages: simplifying purification, reducing toxicity and burden, and enabling tunability. Exploiting the recently described SpyTag-SpyCatcher system, we describe here how enzymes and structural proteins can be genetically-encoded to covalently conjugate in culture media following programmable secretion from Bacillus subtilis...
February 23, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230626/resiliency-and-quality-of-life-trajectories-after-injury
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Ben L Zarzaur, Teresa M Bell, Stephen A Zanskas
BACKGROUND: Injury can greatly impact patients' long-term quality of life. Resilience refers to an individual's ability to positively adapt after facing stress or trauma. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-injury resiliency scores and quality of life after injury. METHODS: 225 adults admitted with an injury severity score > 10 but without neurological injury were included. The SF-36 was administered at the time of admission and repeated at 1, 2, 4 and 12 months after injury...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230267/the-economic-impact-of-space-weather-where-do-we-stand
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J P Eastwood, E Biffis, M A Hapgood, L Green, M M Bisi, R D Bentley, R Wicks, L-A McKinnell, M Gibbs, C Burnett
Space weather describes the way in which the Sun, and conditions in space more generally, impact human activity and technology both in space and on the ground. It is now well understood that space weather represents a significant threat to infrastructure resilience, and is a source of risk that is wide-ranging in its impact and the pathways by which this impact may occur. Although space weather is growing rapidly as a field, work rigorously assessing the overall economic cost of space weather appears to be in its infancy...
February 23, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230074/lack-of-resistance-development-in-bemisia-tabaci-to-isaria-fumosorosea-after-multiple-generations-of-selection
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Tianni Gao, Zhaolei Wang, Yü Huang, Nemat O Keyhani, Zhen Huang
The emergence of insecticide resistant insect pests is of significant concern worldwide. The whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, is an important agricultural pest and has shown incredible resilience developing resistance to a number of chemical pesticides. Entomopathogenic fungi such as Isaria fumosorosea offer an attractive alternative to chemical pesticides for insect control, and this fungus has been shown to be an effective pathogen of B. tabaci. Little is known concerning the potential for the development of resistance to I...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230069/consistent-role-of-quaternary-climate-change-in-shaping-current-plant-functional-diversity-patterns-across-european-plant-orders
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Alejandro Ordonez, Jens-Christian Svenning
Current and historical environmental conditions are known to determine jointly contemporary species distributions and richness patterns. However, whether historical dynamics in species distributions and richness translate to functional diversity patterns remains, for the most part, unknown. The geographic patterns of plant functional space size (richness) and packing (dispersion) for six widely distributed orders of European angiosperms were estimated using atlas distribution data and trait information. Then the relative importance of late-Quaternary glacial-interglacial climate change and contemporary environmental factors (climate, productivity, and topography) as determinants of functional diversity of evaluated orders was assesed...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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