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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
#2
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...
February 5, 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
#4
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
#5
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...
February 1, 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...
January 23, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089187/effect-of-periarticular-morphine-injection-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Kentaro Iwakiri, Yoshito Minami, Yoichi Ohta, Akio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The periarticular multimodal cocktail injection including morphine is currently commonly used to treat postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Despite its analgesic effect, it is frequently reported to cause nausea and vomiting, which are adverse effects of opioids. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of morphine as a component of a multimodal cocktail injection for providing postoperative analgesia and alleviating swelling in patients who underwent TKA...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077934/serum-reference-value-of-two-potential-doping-candidates-myostatin-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-in-the-healthy-young-male
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Der-Sheng Han, Chi-Huang Huang, Ssu-Yuan Chen, Wei-Shiung Yang
BACKGROUND: Myostatin negatively regulates muscle growth, and its inhibition by suitable proteins can increase muscle bulk and exercise performance. However, the reference values of serum myostatin in athletes performing strength training are still lacking. METHODS: A cross-sectional study recruiting28 male collegiate athletes performing strength training and 29 age-matched normal controls was conducted. The serum concentration of myostatin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), grip strength, and body composition were the main outcome measures...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068147/do-wellness-tourists-get-well-an-observational-study-of-multiple-dimensions-of-health-and-well-being-after-a-week-long-retreat
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Marc M Cohen, Fiona Elliott, Liza Oates, Adrian Schembri, Nitin Mantri
BACKGROUND: Wellness retreats use many complementary and alternative therapies within a holistic residential setting, yet few studies have evaluated the effect of retreat experiences on multiple dimensions of health and well-being, and no published studies have reported health outcomes in wellness tourists. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of a week-long wellness-retreat experience in wellness tourists. DESIGN: A longitudinal observational study with outcomes assessed upon arrival and departure and 6 weeks after the retreat...
February 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048462/su-d-brb-01-a-comparison-of-learning-methods-for-knowledge-based-dose-prediction-for-coplanar-and-non-coplanar-liver-radiotherapy
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A Tran, D Ruan, K Woods, V Yu, D Nguyen, K Sheng
PURPOSE: The predictive power of knowledge based planning (KBP) has considerable potential in the development of automated treatment planning. Here, we examine the predictive capabilities and accuracy of previously reported KBP methods, as well as an artificial neural networks (ANN) method. Furthermore, we compare the predictive accuracy of these methods on coplanar volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and non-coplanar 4π radiotherapy. METHODS: 30 liver SBRT patients previously treated using coplanar VMAT were selected for this study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036016/literature-review-theory-and-application-of-in-line-inspection-technologies-for-oil-and-gas-pipeline-girth-weld-defection
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REVIEW
Qingshan Feng, Rui Li, Baohua Nie, Shucong Liu, Lianyu Zhao, Hong Zhang
Girth weld cracking is one of the main failure modes in oil and gas pipelines; girth weld cracking inspection has great economic and social significance for the intrinsic safety of pipelines. This paper introduces the typical girth weld defects of oil and gas pipelines and the common nondestructive testing methods, and systematically generalizes the progress in the studies on technical principles, signal analysis, defect sizing method and inspection reliability, etc., of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection, liquid ultrasonic inspection, electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) inspection and remote field eddy current (RFDC) inspection for oil and gas pipeline girth weld defects...
December 28, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033088/association-between-sitting-time-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-after-adjustment-for-cardiorespiratory-fitness-cooper-center-longitudinal-study-2010-2013
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Carolyn E Barlow, Kerem Shuval, Bijal A Balasubramanian, Darla E Kendzor, Nina B Radford, Laura F DeFina, Kelley Pettee Gabriel
INTRODUCTION: Objective estimates, based on waist-worn accelerometers, indicate that adults spend over half their day (55%) in sedentary behaviors. Our study examined the association between sitting time and cardiometabolic risk factors after adjustment for cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted with 4,486 men and 1,845 women who reported daily estimated sitting time, had measures for adiposity, blood lipids, glucose, and blood pressure, and underwent maximal stress testing...
December 29, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013083/secondary-development-in-the-stem-when-arabidopsis-and-trees-are-closer-than-it-seems
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REVIEW
Azahara Barra-Jiménez, Laura Ragni
Secondary growth, the increase in girth of plant organs, is primarily driven by the vascular and cork cambium. In perennial dicotyledons and gymnosperms, it represents a major source of biomass accumulation in the form of wood. However, the molecular framework underlying secondary growth is largely based on studies in the annual herbaceous plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In this review, we will focus on a selection of major regulators of stem secondary growth, which have recently been shown to play a role in woody species...
December 22, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012617/growth-performance-feeding-behavior-and-selected-blood-metabolites-of-holstein-dairy-calves-fed-restricted-amounts-of-milk-no-interactions-between-sources-of-finely-ground-grain-and-forage-provision
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M Mirzaei, M Khorvash, G R Ghorbani, M Kazemi-Bonchenari, M H Ghaffari
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of grain sources and forage provision on growth performance, blood metabolites, and feeding behaviors of dairy calves. Sixty 3-d-old Holstein dairy calves (42.2 ± 2.5 kg of body weight) were used in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement with the factors being grain sources (barley and corn) and forage provision (no forage, alfalfa hay, and corn silage). Individually housed calves were randomly assigned (n = 10 calves per treatment: 5 males and 5 females) to 6 treatments: (1) barley grain (BG) without forage supplement, (2) BG with alfalfa hay (AH) supplementation, (3) BG with corn silage (CS) supplementation, (4) corn grain (CG) without forage supplement, (5) CG with AH supplementation, and (6) CG with CS supplementation...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999850/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-d-in-immobilisation-part-a-modulation-of-appendicular-mass-content-composition-and-structure
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E L Bostock, C I Morse, K Winwood, I M McEwan, G L Onambélé
OBJECTIVES: Muscle size decreases in response to short-term limb immobilisation. This study set out to determine whether two potential protein-sparing modulators (eicosapentaenoic acid and vitamin D) would attenuate immobilisation-induced changes in muscle characteristics. DESIGN: The study used a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled design. SETTING: The study took part in a laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four male and female healthy participants, aged 23...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992070/exercise-for-haemophilia
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REVIEW
Karen Strike, Kathy Mulder, Rojer Michael
BACKGROUND: Haemophilia is a bleeding disorder associated with haemorrhaging into joints and muscles. Exercise is often used to aid recovery after bleeds, and to improve joint function in the presence of arthropathy. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to systematically review the available evidence on the safety and effectiveness of exercise for people with haemophilia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group's Coagulopathies Trials Register and electronic databases PubMed, OVID-Embase, and CINAHL...
19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988115/effects-of-dietary-physically-effective-neutral-detergent-fiber-content-on-the-feeding-behavior-digestibility-and-growth-of-8-to-10-month-old-holstein-replacement-heifers
#17
H R Wang, Q Chen, L M Chen, R F Ge, M Z Wang, L H Yu, J Zhang
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary physically effective neutral detergent fiber (peNDF) content on the feeding behavior, digestion, ruminal fermentation parameters, and growth of 8- to 10-mo-old dairy heifers and to predict the adequacy of dietary fiber in growing dairy heifers. Twenty-four Holstein dairy heifers (245 ± 10.8 d of age, 305.6 ± 8.5 kg initial live weight) were randomly divided into 4 treatments with 6 replicates as a completely randomized design. During the 60-d period with a 10-d adaptation, heifers were offered 1 of 4 diets, which were chemically identical but included different peNDF8...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986370/effects-of-ethyl-chloride-spray-on-early-recovery-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-study
#18
Wang Rui, Gong Long, Geng Li, Yu Yang, Li Hengjin, Wang Zhenhu
BACKGROUND: Ethyl chloride spray as a common cooling modality has been widely used in acute sports injuries and joint injection procedures. Several clinical studies reported that use of ethyl chloride has positive effects on swelling, pain reduction and recovery from sports injuries. The main aim of present study was to analyze whether postoperative use of ethyl chloride spray benefits results after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Between April 1, 2014 and October 21, 2015, 306 subjects undergoing primary TKA used ethyl chloride spray for improving recovery from the damage from surgery...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975360/-denial-of-pregnancy
#19
Peter Rott
With an incidence of 1:500, denial of pregnancy is a rather frequent incident in obstetrics. Strikingly, in our society, this issue is placed under a taboo. Reasons might be our moral values and socialization. Since pregnancy and motherhood have to be associated with joy, other sensations are often perceived as socially not accepted and thus denied. A similar phenomenon exists e. g. with postnatal depression.In all existing studies on denial of pregnancy, it was proven that there are no significant at-risk groups...
December 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973381/forearm-muscle-quality-as-a-better-indicator-of-physical-performance-than-handgrip-strength-in-older-male-ground-golf-players-aged-70-to-89
#20
T Abe, R S Thiebaud, J P Loenneke
OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations between absolute and relative handgrip strength (HGS) and physical performance. METHODS: A total of 135 old men aged 70-89 years had muscle thickness (MT) measured by ultrasound at anterior forearm (MT-ulna). Maximum voluntary HGS was measured for the dominant hand. Relative HGS was calculated as ratios of HGS to MT-ulna (HGS/MT-ulna, kg/cm), HGS to forearm girth (HGS/forearm-girth, kg/cm), and HGS to body mass (HGS/body mass, kg/kg)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
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