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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346854/breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-differentiating-fat-from-fluid-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-segmentation
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Yuka Sen, Yi Qian, Louise Koelmeyer, Robert Borotkanics, Robyn Ricketts, Helen Mackie, Thomas C Lam, Kevin Ho Shon, Hiroo Suami, John Boyages
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is an iatrogenic complication after breast cancer treatment in which lymph fluid in the affected limb progresses to fat deposition and fibrosis that are amenable to liposuction treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for lymphedema can differentiate fat tissue from fluid, but estimating relative volumes remains problematic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients underwent routine bilateral arm MRI both before and after liposuction for advanced lymphedema...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342613/amino-acid-supplementation-of-calf-milk-replacers-containing-plasma-protein
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S Y Morrison, J M Campbell, J K Drackley
We determined the effects of calf milk replacers containing 0, 5, or 10% bovine plasma protein (PP), either without or with the supplemental amino acids (AA) Ile and Thr, on growth and health of male Holstein calves (n = 104) for 56 d. Milk replacers were formulated to contain 22% crude protein (CP), 20% fat, and 2.0% Lys. Milk replacers (12.5% solids) were fed at a rate of 1.5% of body weight (BW) on a dry matter basis during wk 1 and 1.75% of BW beginning on d 8. Starter was introduced on d 36 so that effects of PP and AA balance in milk replacers could be isolated...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335095/genetic-correlation-between-live-body-measurements-and-beef-cutability-traits-in-hanwoo-steers
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Yun Ho Choy, Jae Goo Lee, Alam Mahboob, Tae Jeong Choi, Seung Hee Rho
The growth, carcass and retail cut yield records on 1,428 Hanwoo steers obtained through progeny testing were analyzed in this study, and their heritability and genetic relationships among the traits were estimated using animal models. Two different models were compared in this study. Each model was fitted for different fixed class effects, date of slaughter for carcass traits and batch of progeny test live measurement traits, and a choice of covariates (carcass weight in Model 1 or backfat thickness in Model 2) for carcass traits...
March 21, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326959/angiosarcoma-of-the-pelvis-in-a-13-year-old-girl
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Farah El-Sharkawy, Patricia Isabel Delgado, Antonello Podda, Holly Leigh Neville, Claudia Patricia Rojas
Angiosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies of vascular origin and are very rarely found in children. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with a history of abdominal pain and increased abdominal girth. Radiologic imaging showed significant ascites and large pelvic masses involving bilateral adnexa with abdominal spread. Microscopic examination of a biopsy revealed pleomorphic epithelioid and spindle cells with brisk mitotic activity, intracytoplasmic vacuoles, vascular channels, and large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318850/safety-and-efficacy-of-hyperosmolar-irrigation-solution-in-shoulder-arthroscopy
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Nicholas M Capito, James L Cook, Bernardo Yahuaca, Marie D Capito, Seth L Sherman, Matthew J Smith
BACKGROUND: A hyperosmolar irrigation solution has been reported to be safe and have potential benefits for use during shoulder arthroscopy in an animal model study. In this study, the clinical effects of a hyperosmolar solution were compared with a standard isotonic solution when used for shoulder arthroscopy. METHODS: A prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial was performed to compare isotonic (273 mOsm/L) and hyperosmolar (593 mOsm/L) irrigation solutions used for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278000/successful-outpatient-management-of-lymphoedema-and-lymphorrhoea-with-wrap-around-compression-a-case-study
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L Patullo, S Rajagopalan
Referral to specialist centres for treatment of lymphoedema can often have long waiting times. Management of a patient with massive lymphoedema and lymphorrhoea was provided in a vascular outpatient setting. A new form of compression using a wraparound system was used for the management (Juxta-Fit, Medi UK). Despite having previously been non-concordant with treatment options, the patient was independent with product use. Lymphorrhoea ceased and there was a marked decrease in girth size. The patient's quality of life improved and maintenance treatment was provided...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272998/assessing-fat-mass-of-adolescent-swimmers-using-anthropometric-equations-a-dxa-validation-study
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Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Alejandro Gómez-Bruton, Ángel Matute-Llorente, Cristina Julián-Almárcegui, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Alejandro González-Agüero, José A Casajús, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to determine which of the published anthropometric equations is the most appropriate to estimate body-fat percentage (BF%) in adolescent swimmers. METHOD: Eighty-eight swimmers (45 boys, 43 girls) participated in this study. Following the recommendations of the International Society of the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, biceps, triceps, subscapular, iliac-crest, supraspinale, front-thigh, and medial calf skinfold thicknesses were measured...
March 8, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254228/difficulty-in-diagnosis-and-different-prognoses-between-colorectal-cancer-with-ovarian-metastasis-and-advanced-ovarian-cancer-an-empirical-study-of-different-surgical-adoptions
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Ko-Chao Lee, Hao Lin, Chan-Chao ChangChien, Hung-Chun Fu, Ching-Chou Tsai, Chen-Hsuan Wu, Yu-Che Ou
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical manifestations and optimal management of female patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis in ovaries mimicking advanced ovarian malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective medical records review of female patients with primary CRC metastasis to ovaries, which were initially diagnosed as ovarian malignancy, and treated between 2001 and 2013. Clinical presentations, pathologic findings, and treatment outcomes were analyzed...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251717/shape-change-and-obesity-prevalence-among-male-uk-offshore-workers-after-30-years-new-insight-from-a-3d-scanning-study
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A D Stewart, R L Ledingham, G Furnace, H Williams, A M Nevill
OBJECTIVES: In 1984, male UK offshore workers had greater overweight and obesity prevalence and fat content than the general population. Since then, body weight has increased by 19%, but, without accompanying anthropometric measures, their size increase, current obesity, and fatness prevalence remain unknown. This study therefore aimed to acquire contemporary anthropometric data, profile changes since the original survey, and assess current obesity prevalence in the male offshore workforce...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248896/the-usage-of-chewing-gum-in-posterior-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chris Yin Wei Chan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chee Kean Lee, Siti Mariam Abd Gani, Siti Mariam Mohamad, Mohd Shahnaz Hasan, Mun Keong Kwan
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated on the effectiveness of chewing gum on promoting faster bowel function and its ability to hasten recovery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sham feeding with chewing gum had been reported to reducethe incidence of post-operative ileus by accelerating recovery of bowel function...
February 28, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246443/study-of-the-dairy-characters-of-lactating-murrah-buffaloes-on-the-basis-of-body-parts-measurements
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Sandeep Dhillod, Dipankar Kar, C S Patil, Subhasish Sahu, Narender Singh
AIM: The aim of the study was to correlate the milk yield of Murrah buffaloes with certain body parts measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 lactating Murrah buffaloes were selected from Buffalo Farm, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Hisar and were randomly selected in a range from first to fifth parity. Traits studied were 305 days milk yield (MY), body weight (BW), body length (BL), muzzle width (MW), height at wither (HW), abdominal girth (AG), chest girth (CG), body depth fore, body depth rear, hip bone distance (HBD), pin bone distance (PBD), skin thickness (STK), and tail length (TL)...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238678/penile-lengthening-girth-and-size-preservation-at-the-time-of-penile-prosthesis-insertion
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Henry Tran, Robert Goldfarb, Anika Ackerman, Robert J Valenzuela
INTRODUCTION: Penile prosthetic devices are the gold standard treatment of medication-refractory erectile dysfunction. Inflatable penile prosthetic (IPP) devices have been available and used for more than four decades. Oftentimes, medical conditions causing erectile dysfunction also cause penile shortening, causing decreased patient quality of life. AIM: To identify and review all available penile lengthening procedures that can be performed at time of IPP insertion...
February 23, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237586/benchmarking-passive-transfer-of-immunity-and-growth-in-dairy-calves
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D J Atkinson, M A G von Keyserlingk, D M Weary
Poor health and growth in young dairy calves can have lasting effects on their development and future production. This study benchmarked calf-rearing outcomes in a cohort of Canadian dairy farms, reported these findings back to producers and their veterinarians, and documented the results. A total of 18 Holstein dairy farms were recruited, all in British Columbia. Blood samples were collected from calves aged 1 to 7 d. We estimated serum total protein levels using digital refractometry, and failure of passive transfer (FPT) was defined as values below 5...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237570/synergistic-effects-of-nanochitin-on-inhibition-of-tobacco-root-rot-disease
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Yang Zhou, Shijun Jiang, Yongji Jiao, Hezhong Wang
Nanomaterials have great potential for use in various fields, due to their unique properties. In order to explore the bioactivity of nanochitin on tobacco, the effects of nanochitin suspensions on tobacco seed germination, seedling growth, and synergistic effects with fungicides were studied in indoor and field trials. Results showed that 0.004% (w/v) of nanochitin improved tobacco seed germination and shortened mean time to germination significantly; 0.005% (w/v) of nanochitin increased tobacco stem length, stem girth, leaf number and leaf area, and 0...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225689/sex-differences-in-anthropometrics-and-heading-kinematics-among-division-i-soccer-athletes
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Abigail C Bretzin, Jamie L Mansell, Ryan T Tierney, Jane K McDevitt
BACKGROUND: Soccer players head the ball repetitively throughout their careers; this is also a potential mechanism for a concussion. Although not all soccer headers result in a concussion, these subconcussive impacts may impart acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces on the brain, leaving structural and functional deficits. Stronger neck musculature may reduce head-neck segment kinematics. HYPOTHESIS: The relationship between anthropometrics and soccer heading kinematics will not differ between sexes...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215861/effects-of-anthelmintic-treatment-and-feed-supplementation-on-parasite-infections-and-morbidity-parameters-in-cambodian-cattle
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Veronique Dermauw, Sothy Meas, Bunthon Chea, Thierry Onkelinx, San Sorn, Davun Holl, Johannes Charlier, Jozef Vercruysse, Pierre Dorny
Helminth infections are the cause of morbidity in Cambodian cattle but other factors such as nutritional deficiencies and concurrent diseases may enhance the effects of parasites. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of anthelmintic treatment, feed supplementation, or both on gastrointestinal strongyle (GIS) and trematode infections as well as on morbidity parameters in Cambodian village cattle. At the beginning of the dry season, cattle populations in six villages were randomly assigned to a group: (A) receiving anthelmintic treatment (ivermectin+clorsulon) at week 0; (P) feed pellet supplementation during week 0-13 or both (AP)...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179062/smartphone-assessment-of-knee-flexion-compared-to-radiographic-standards
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Matthew J Dietz, Daniel Sprando, Andrew E Hanselman, Michael D Regier, Benjamin M Frye
BACKGROUND: Measuring knee range of motion (ROM) is an important assessment for the outcomes of total knee arthroplasty. Recent technological advances have led to the development and use of accelerometer-based smartphone applications to measure knee ROM. The purpose of this study was to develop, standardize, and validate methods of utilizing smartphone accelerometer technology compared to radiographic standards, visual estimation, and goniometric evaluation. METHODS: Participants used visual estimation, a long-arm goniometer, and a smartphone accelerometer to determine range of motion of a cadaveric lower extremity; these results were compared to radiographs taken at the same angles...
March 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161184/growth-behavior-and-economics-of-group-fed-dairy-calves-fed-once-or-twice-daily-in-an-organic-production-system
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M J Kienitz, B J Heins, H Chester-Jones
Heifer calves (n = 102) were used to evaluate the effect of once- or twice-daily feeding on growth, behavior, and economics of calves in an organic group management system. Calves were assigned to replicate feeding groups of 10 in superhutches by birth order, during 2 seasons from September to December 2013 and March to May 2014 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris. Calves in groups were the experimental unit. Breed groups of calves were Holsteins (n = 26), crossbreds (n = 45) including combinations Holsteins, Montbéliarde, and Viking Red (selected for high production), and crossbreds (n = 31) including combinations of Holsteins, Jersey, Normande, and Viking Red (selected for robustness)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150112/characterization-of-the-village-goat-production-systems-in-the-rural-communities-of-the-eastern-cape-kwazulu-natal-limpopo-and-north-west-provinces-of-south-africa
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Khanyisile Mdladla, Edgar Farai Dzomba, Farai Catherine Muchadeyi
Expansion of goat improvement programs requires exploration of the factors that influence the production system and breeding initiatives. Characterization of goat breeds or populations is crucial in providing information on prevalent goat types and their attributes and may suffice as a guideline on conservation, development, and selection for improved productivity. This study investigated the existing village goat production system and phenotypic diversity of the different village populations from four South African provinces...
March 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139300/identification-of-a-novel-12-bp-insertion-deletion-indel-of-ips-related-oct4-gene-and-its-association-with-reproductive-traits-in-male-piglets
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Fa Ren, Shuai Yu, Rui Chen, Xiaoyan Lv, Chuanying Pan
As a key factor of cellular reprogramming, Oct4 is one of vital transcription factors for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Loss of its function or deletion causes apoptosis in primordial germ cells (PGCs), which affect reproductive traits in mammals. In this study, a novel 12-bp insertion/deletion (indel) polymorphism (NC_010449:g.2759-2760insGGTTTTTGTCTA) within the Oct4 gene was identified in 442 pigs of Large White (LW) and Landrace (LD) breeds, showing three genotypes designated as II, ID, and DD...
March 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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