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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231609/print-media-representations-of-united-kingdom-accident-and-emergency-treatment-targets-winter-2014-15
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Aimee Grant, Louise Hoyle
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: to undertake an analysis of UK national daily newspaper coverage of accident and emergency treatment targets, in order to understand if the media could be seen to be creating a scandal. BACKGROUND: Emergency Department treatment targets have become common in developed countries. In the United Kingdom (UK), hospitals are required to treat and discharge patients within four hours, and statistics are published daily. Breaches of targets are regularly reported by the UK print media...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231315/functional-xanthophyll-cycle-and-pigment-content-of-a-kleptoplastic-benthic-foraminifer-haynesina-germanica
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Thierry Jauffrais, Bruno Jesus, Vona Méléder, Emmanuelle Geslin
Some shallow water benthic foraminifera are able to retain functional chloroplasts (kleptoplasts) from their food source, i.e. diatoms. Here we assessed the functionality of the kleptoplast xanthophyll cycle (XC, i.e. the main diatom short-term photo-regulation mechanism) and we surveyed Haynesina germanica kleptoplast pigment composition over time and at different light regimes. Six common diatom lipophilic pigments were detected, two chlorophylls (Chl a, Chl c) and four carotenoids (fucoxanthin and by-products, diadinoxanthin, diatoxanthin and β-carotene), the same pigment profile as the diatom species frequently isolated at the sampling site...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231256/advancing-the-match-mismatch-framework-for-large-herbivores-in-the-arctic-evaluating-the-evidence-for-a-trophic-mismatch-in-caribou
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David Gustine, Perry Barboza, Layne Adams, Brad Griffith, Raymond Cameron, Kenneth Whitten
Climate-induced shifts in plant phenology may adversely affect animals that cannot or do not shift the timing of their reproductive cycle. The realized effect of potential trophic "mismatches" between a consumer and its food varies with the degree to which species rely on dietary income and stored capital. Large Arctic herbivores rely heavily on maternal capital to reproduce and give birth near the onset of the growing season but are they vulnerable to trophic mismatch? We evaluated the long-term changes in the temperatures and characteristics of the growing seasons (1970-2013), and compared growing conditions and dynamics of forage quality for caribou at peak parturition, peak lactation, and peak forage biomass, and plant senescence between two distinct time periods over 36 years (1977 and 2011-13)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231032/effects-of-live-trapping-and-isoflurane-anesthesia-on-free-ranging-american-martens-martes-americana
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Maria C Spriggs, Lisa I Muller, Paul Keenlance, Robert L Sanders, Jill C Witt, Debra L Miller
Seventy-two free-ranging American martens ( Martes americana ) in Michigan were immobilized using isoflurane from 2011 to 2015. In total, 129 anesthetic procedures were performed with no mortalities. Hypothermia and hyperthermia were the most common anesthetic complications, and the mean rectal temperatures were significantly higher during summer than in winter. Dental abnormalities were common; the majority of abnormal findings were broken or discolored teeth attributed to previous dental trauma and were not trap-induced...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230858/ngs-based-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-biomarkers-for-companion-diagnostics-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-blocker-galunisertib-in-hcc
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Yuan Cao, Rahul Agarwal, Francesco Dituri, Luigi Lupo, Paolo Trerotoli, Serena Mancarella, Peter Winter, Gianluigi Giannelli
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling has gained extensive interest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The small molecule kinase inhibitor galunisertib, targeting the TGF-β receptor I (TGF-βRI), blocks HCC progression in preclinical models and shows promising effects in ongoing clinical trials. As the drug is not similarly effective in all patients, this study was aimed at identifying new companion diagnostics biomarkers for patient stratification. Next-generation sequencing-based massive analysis of cDNA ends was used to investigate the transcriptome of an invasive HCC cell line responses to TGF-β1 and galunisertib...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230653/suicides-by-jumping-off-istanbul-bridges-linking-asia-and-europe
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Ayşe Yurtseven, İbrahim Üzün, Murat Nihat Arslan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the injury spectrum and characteristics of people who committed suicide by jumping into water from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS: This study included all of the jumpers from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge who were autopsied by the Council of Forensic Medicine, Istanbul Morgue Department, between 2000 and 2013. All of the data were collected from archived case files...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230534/knockdown-of-antiapoptotic-genes-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-sirna-loaded-into-hybrid-nanoparticles
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Leônidas Mello Júnior, Gabriela Rosa E Souza, Evelyn Winter, Adny Henrique Silva, Frederico Pittella, Tânia Beatriz Creczynski-Pasa
Tumorigenesis is related to an imbalance in controlling mechanisms of apoptosis. Expression of the genes BCL-2 and BCL-xL results in promotion of cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis. Thus, a novel approach to suppress antiapoptotic genes is the use of small interfering RNA (siRNA) in cancer cells. However, there are some limitations for the application of siRNA such as low bioavailability, requiring vectors as a strategy to achieve the nucleic acid transfection. In this study formulations containing CaP-siRNA-PEG-polyanion hybrid nanoparticles were developed to enhance siRNA delivery to cultured human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) in order to evaluate if the silencing of antiapoptotic genes BCL-2 and BCL-xL by siRNA would succeed in increasing cancer cells death...
February 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229559/size-dependent-consequences-of-exogenous-cortisol-manipulation-on-overwinter-survival-and-condition-of-largemouth-bass
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Jonathan D Midwood, Kathryn S Peiman, Aja E W Burt, Mohammed Yusuf Sarker, Michael A Nannini, David H Wahl, Steven J Cooke
Little is known about the size-dependent consequences of stressors on wild animals, which is particularly relevant during winter where size-specific trends in survival are common. Here, exogenous cortisol manipulation was used to investigate the effect of a physiological challenge on overwinter mortality and spring condition of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) across a range of body sizes. Fish were wild-caught in the fall, assigned into either control or cortisol manipulated treatments, and held in replicated experimental ponds...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229071/bilateral-vertebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-causing-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-in-a-dog
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Kathryn E Rhue, Amanda R Taylor, Robert C Cole, Randolph L Winter
A 10-year-old male neutered mixed breed dog was evaluated for cervical hyperesthesia and tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cervical spinal cord identified an extradural compressive lesion over the body of C2 caused by marked dilation of the vertebral venous sinuses. Following intravenous contrast administration both vertebral sinuses had heterogeneous contrast enhancement consistent with incomplete thrombi formation. An abdominal ultrasound also showed a distal aortic thrombus. A definitive cause for the thrombi formation was not identified, but the patient had several predisposing factors which may have contributed...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229060/vitamin-d-levels-in-children-with-adenotonsillar-hypertrophy-and-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Alimohamad Asghari, Zohreh Bagheri, Maryam Jalessi, Mohammad Mahdi Salem, Elahe Amini, Sahand GhalehBaghi, Sepideh Bakhti
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D has been suggested to play a considerable role in the function of the immune system in various infectious, inflammatory, and autoimmune conditions. Otitis media with effusion (OME), defined as the presence of non-purulent fluid within the middle ear without signs or symptoms of suppurative otitis media, has a number of inflammatory predisposing factors. This study was designed to explore the association between vitamin D deficiency and OME. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 74 children aged 2-7 years with an obstructive indication for adenotonsillectomy were included...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228422/elevated-reward-response-to-receipt-of-palatable-food-predicts-future-weight-variability-in-healthy-weight-adolescents
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Samantha R Winter, Sonja Yokum, Eric Stice, Karol Osipowicz, Michael R Lowe
Background: Both an elevated brain-reward-region response to palatable food and elevated weight variability have been shown to predict future weight gain.Objective: We examined whether the brain-reward response to food is related to future weight variability.Design: A total of 162 healthy-weight adolescents, who were aged 14-18 y at baseline, were enrolled in the study and were assessed annually over a 3-y follow-up period with 127 participants completing the final 3-y follow-up assessment. With the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we tested whether the neural responses to a cue that signaled an impending milkshake receipt and the receipt of the milkshake predicted weight variability over the follow-up period...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228283/adipose-type-one-innate-lymphoid-cells-regulate-macrophage-homeostasis-through-targeted-cytotoxicity
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Selma Boulenouar, Xavier Michelet, Danielle Duquette, David Alvarez, Andrew E Hogan, Christina Dold, Donal O'Connor, Suzanne Stutte, Ali Tavakkoli, Desmond Winters, Mark A Exley, Donal O'Shea, Michael B Brenner, Ulrich von Andrian, Lydia Lynch
Adipose tissue has a dynamic immune system that adapts to changes in diet and maintains homeostatic tissue remodeling. Adipose type 1 innate lymphoid cells (AT1-ILCs) promote pro-inflammatory macrophages in obesity, but little is known about their functions at steady state. Here we found that human and murine adipose tissue harbor heterogeneous populations of AT1-ILCs. Experiments using parabiotic mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) showed differential trafficking of AT1-ILCs, particularly in response to short- and long-term HFD and diet restriction...
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227022/seasonal-weight-variation-patterns-in-seven-countries-located-in-northern-and-southern-hemispheres
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Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh, Ilkka Korhonen, Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh, Ilkka Korhonen, Ilkka Korhonen, Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh
The digital revolution of information and technology in late 20th century has led to emergence of devices that help people monitor their weight in a long-term manner. Investigation of population-level variations of body mass using smart connected weight scales enabled the health coaches acquire deeper insights about the models of people's behavior as a function of time. Typically, body mass varies when the seasons change. That is, during the warmer seasons people's body mass tend to decrease while in colder seasons it usually moves up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226946/optical-measurement-of-breathing-algorithm-volume-calibration-and-preliminary-validation-on-healthy-trained-subjects
#14
C Massaroni, E Cassetta, I K Levai, S Winter, J W Dickinson, S Silvestri, C Massaroni, E Cassetta, I K Levai, S Winter, J W Dickinson, S Silvestri, E Cassetta, S Winter, J W Dickinson, S Silvestri, C Massaroni, I K Levai
The use of optical technologies may be beneficial when measuring breathing biomechanics. The purpose of this study was twofold: i) to enhance the optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) algorithm performance for the volume estimation by the use of a novel volume calibration procedure and ii) to compare the OEP volumes gained by a commercial optoelectronic system against actual respiratory volumes measured by a breath-by-breath gas analyzer (BbB). The OEP volume algorithm calibration was performed by the use of a novel volume calibration procedure based on both a calibrator device that delivered known volumes changes and one ad-hoc designed software for the static and dynamic calibration analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226929/wearable-optical-digital-assistive-device-for-low-vision-students
#15
Boris I Afinogenov, James B Coles, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Jessica Press-Williams, Ralina Tsykunova, Anastasia Vasilenko, Jaya Narain, Nevan C Hanumara, Amos Winter, PremNandhini Satgunam, Boris I Afinogenov, James B Coles, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Jessica Press-Williams, Ralina Tsykunova, Anastasia Vasilenko, Jaya Narain, Nevan C Hanumara, Amos Winter, PremNandhini Satgunam, James B Coles, Ralina Tsykunova, Jessica Press-Williams, PremNandhini Satgunam, Anastasia Vasilenko, Boris I Afinogenov, Amos Winter, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Nevan C Hanumara, Jaya Narain
People with low vision have limited residual vision that can be greatly enhanced through high levels of magnification. Current assistive technologies are tailored for far field or near field magnification but not both. In collaboration with L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a wearable, optical-digital assistive device was developed to meet the near and far field magnification needs of students. The critical requirements, system architecture and design decisions for each module were analyzed and quantified...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225788/molecular-detection-and-genotyping-of-enteroviruses-from-csf-samples-of-patients-with-suspected-sepsis-like-illness-and-or-aseptic-meningitis-from-2012-to-2015-in-west-bank-palestine
#16
Kamal Dumaidi, Amer Al-Jawabreh
BACKGROUND: Human enteroviruses (HEVs) are the most frequently reported cause of aseptic meningitis with or without CSF pleocytosis in childhood. Rapid detection and genotype of HEVs is essential to determine the causative agent and variant causing sepsis-like illness and/or aseptic meningitis. AIM: To investigate the molecular epidemiology of enteroviruses (EVs) among patients with sepsis-like illness and/or aseptic meningitis admitted to three major hospitals in West Bank, Palestine from 2012 to 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225765/a-new-explanation-for-unexpected-evolution-in-body-size
#17
Loeske E B Kruuk
Bigger is apparently frequently fitter, and body size is typically heritable, so why don't animals in wild populations evolve towards larger sizes? Different explanations have been proposed for this apparent "paradox of stasis." A new study of snow voles in the Swiss Alps finds higher survival in animals with larger body mass and heritability of body mass, but, surprisingly, a genetic decline in body mass is also indicated. The authors suggest a novel explanation for this observation: the appearance of positive phenotypic selection is driven by a confounding variable of the age at which a juvenile is measured, whereas the evolutionarily relevant selection actually acts negatively on mass via its association with development time...
February 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225328/srr-winter-2016-abstracts
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March 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225145/significant-variations-in-the-seroprevalence-of-c6-elisa-antibodies-in-a-highly-endemic-area-for-lyme-borreliosis-evaluation-of-age-sex-and-seasonal-differences
#19
Marcus Johansson, Lena Manfredsson, Annika Wistedt, Lena Serrander, Ivar Tjernberg
The purpose of this study was to assess the seroprevalence of C6 ELISA antibodies in healthy blood donors in Kalmar County, Sweden, in relation to age, sex and time of year (peak season vs off season). In addition, we wanted to assess serological status over time in a group of C6 ELISA seropositive blood donors. Sera were collected from 273 (131 women, 142 men) blood donors in autumn 2011 and 300 (144 women, 156 men) in winter 2014. All sera were analysed in the C6 ELISA and the results were interpreted according to the manufacturer's instructions...
February 22, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224220/calcium-intake-in-winter-pregnancy-attenuates-impact-of-vitamin-d-inadequacy-on-urine-ntx-a-marker-of-bone-resorption
#20
Eileen C O'Brien, Mark T Kilbane, Malachi J McKenna, Ricardo Segurado, Aisling A Geraghty, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
PURPOSE: Pregnancy is characterised by increased bone turnover, but high bone turnover with resorption exceeding formation may lead to negative maternal bone remodelling. Recent studies are conflicting regarding the effect of calcium on skeletal health in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to examine the seasonal effect of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and dietary calcium on a marker of bone resorption. METHODS: This was prospective study of 205 pregnant women [two cohorts; early pregnancy at 13 weeks (n = 96), and late pregnancy at 28 weeks (n = 109)]...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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