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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742609/the-efficacy-of-dynamic-contract-relax-stretching-on-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-among-healthy-individuals-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yanfei Xie, Beibei Feng, Kedi Chen, Lars L Andersen, Phil Page, Yuling Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of dynamic contract-relax stretching on delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in the calf muscle of healthy individuals. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Three groups of 16 healthy participants (n = 48) were recruited by convenience sampling. INTERVENTIONS: Three sets of resisted bilateral heel-raising exercises until exhaustion were conducted to initiate DOMS...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741038/changes-in-appetite-energy-intake-body-composition-and-circulating-ghrelin-constituents-during-an-incremental-trekking-ascent-to-high-altitude
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Jamie Matu, John O'Hara, Neil Hill, Sarah Clarke, Christopher Boos, Caroline Newman, David Holdsworth, Theocharis Ispoglou, Lauren Duckworth, David Woods, Adrian Mellor, Kevin Deighton
PURPOSE: Circulating acylated ghrelin concentrations are associated with altitude-induced anorexia in laboratory environments, but have never been measured at terrestrial altitude. This study examined time course changes in appetite, energy intake, body composition, and ghrelin constituents during a high-altitude trek. METHODS: Twelve participants [age: 28(4) years, BMI 23.0(2.1) kg m(-2)] completed a 14-day trek in the Himalayas. Energy intake, appetite perceptions, body composition, and circulating acylated, des-acylated, and total ghrelin concentrations were assessed at baseline (113 m, 12 days prior to departure) and at three fixed research camps during the trek (3619 m, day 7; 4600 m, day 10; 5140 m, day 12)...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738732/comparative-evaluation-of-physical-characteristics-of-different-inflatable-penile-prostheses
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Paholo Barboglio Romo, Harshitha Prakash Chikkatur, Sahana Beldona, Yooni Yi, Tim M Bruns, Bahaa S Malaeb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe and evaluate existing inflatable penile prostheses (IPPs) in an independent laboratory setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: New IPPs were obtained from two manufacturers: American Medical Systems (AMS) and Coloplast. The AMS 700™ LGX (18 cm), CX (18 cm) and CXR (14 cm), and the Coloplast Titan(®) Touch (18 cm) and Titan Narrow (14 cm) were investigated. Internal pressure, length and girth of the cylinders were measured at 2 ml increments...
July 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728373/substituting-oat-hay-or-maize-silage-for-portion-of-alfalfa-hay-affects-growth-performance-ruminal-fermentation-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-weaned-calves
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Yang Zou, XinPing Zou, XiZhi Li, Gang Guo, Peng Ji, Yan Wang, ShengLi Li, YaJing Wang, ZhiJun Cao
Objective: The impact of forage feeding strategy on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and nutrient digestibility in post-weaning calves was investigated. Methods: Forty-five female Holstein calves (BW = 79.79±0.38 kg) were enrolled in the 35-d study at one week after weaning and randomly assigned to one of three dietary treatments. All diets were fed as total mixed ration containing 60% (DM basis) of basal starter feed and 40% (DM basis) of forage, but varied in composition of forage source including 1) alfalfa (40% DM, AH); 2) alfalfa hay (26...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725595/a-prospective-evaluation-of-penile-measures-and-glans-penis-sensory-changes-after-penile-prosthetic-surgery
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Donghua Xie, Marilin Nicholas, Victor Gheiler, Dylan Perito, Luanda Siano, Igor Kislinger, Guy M Nehrenz, Boris Klopukh, Fernando J Bianco, Paul Perito, Edward Gheiler
BACKGROUND: With better designed devices and lower infection rates, satisfaction with inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) placement is increasingly high. However, dissatisfaction is still present and there is disagreement regarding length and sensation changes after the IPP placement. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in penile length, girth and sensitivity after IPP placement. METHODS: From August 2012 to January 2013 all patients undergoing "de novo" IPP surgery were invited to participate in this study...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714769/effects-of-meridian-acupressure-massage-on-body-composition-edema-stress-and-fatigue-in-postpartum-women
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Geum-Sook Jung, In-Ryoung Choi, Hee-Young Kang, Eun-Young Choi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the effects of meridian acupressure massage on body composition, edema, stress, and fatigue in postpartum women. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design with a nonequivalent control group was utilized. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The Postpartum Care Center of Women's Hospital in Gwangju City, Republic of Korea. SUBJECTS: The study group consisted of 39 postpartum women, 19 in the experimental group and 20 in the control group, recruited from the postpartum care center of Women's Hospital in Gwangju city, South Korea...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712370/beyond-scoring-systems-usefulness-of-morphometry-considering-demographic-variables-to-evaluate-neck-and-overall-obesity-in-andalusian-horses
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T Martin-Gimenez, C N Aguirre-Pascasio, I de Blas
Morphometry has proven to be a useful tool, both for the clinician and horse owners, for evaluating the body condition in equids due to its objectivity, easiness and capacity for detection of important metabolic disturbances. However, limited information is available on the use of morphometric ratios to characterize regional and overall adiposity and much less about their application in different genders, ages and horses with different levels of obesity. The objectives were to evaluate body and neck absolute measurements and ratios; factors affecting them such as the influence of gender, age, appearance of the neck crest and overall body condition and; relationships among these measurements...
July 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708518/ultrasonography-to-assist-with-timing-of-spawning-in-european-eel
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Pauline Jéhannet, Leon T N Heinsbroek, Arjan P Palstra
Ovulation in the European eel can be induced by injection of DHP (17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one). The timing of injection is based on the developmental stage of the oocytes. The oocyte stage is determined by invasive biopsy or through external indicators of the oocyte hydration response: body weight index (BWI) and body girth index (BGI). However, in European eel, BWI and BGI are inaccurate indicators because the individual hydration response is highly variable. The aim of this study was to identify indicators of oocyte maturation non-invasively by applying ultrasonography...
June 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704763/symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-type-2-diabetes-associations-with-clinical-diabetes-measures-and-self-management-outcomes-in-the-norwegian-hunt-study
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Kiyuri Naicker, Simon Øverland, Jeffrey A Johnson, Douglas Manuel, Jens C Skogen, Børge Sivertsen, Ian Colman
OBJECTIVE: To determine if symptoms of depression and anxiety are differentially associated with clinical diabetes measures and self-management behaviours in individuals with Type 2 diabetes, and whether these associations vary by patient sex. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis using data from 2035 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Multivariate logistic regression was used to explore associations between symptoms of depression and anxiety and waist girth, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, triglycerides, c-reactive protein, glycemic control, diet adherence, exercise, glucose monitoring, foot checks for ulcers, and the subjective patient experience...
July 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704429/effects-of-coconut-oil-on-glycemia-inflammation-and-urogenital-microbial-parameters-in-female-ossabaw-mini-pigs
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Annie E Newell-Fugate, Katherine Lenz, Cassandra Skenandore, Romana A Nowak, Bryan A White, Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming
Forty percent of American women are obese and at risk for type II diabetes, impaired immune function, and altered microbiome diversity, thus impacting overall health. We investigated whether obesity induced by an excess calorie, high fat diet containing hydrogenated fats, fructose, and coconut oil (HFD) altered glucose homeostasis, peripheral immunity, and urogenital microbial dynamics. We hypothesized that HFD would cause hyperglycemia, increase peripheral inflammation, and alter urogenital microbiota to favor bacterial taxonomy associated with inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690059/the-relationship-between-norwegian-red-heifer-growth-and-their-first-lactation-test-day-milk-yield-a-field-study
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K S Storli, G Klemetsdal, H Volden, R Salte
Today's Norwegian Red (NR) is markedly different from the one that existed 25 yr ago due to the continuous genetic improvement of economically important traits. Still, current national recommendations on replacement heifer rearing largely are based on results from Danish studies from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s. The objectives of the present study were to gain information on (1) growth and growth profiles of modern NR replacement heifers in commercial dairy herds and (2) how growth during the rearing period affects the heifers' milk yield during their first lactation...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684855/interspecific-comparison-of-allometry-between-body-weight-and-chest-girth-in-domestic-bovids
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Hiroki Anzai, Kazato Oishi, Hajime Kumagai, Eiji Hosoi, Yoshitaka Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Hirooka
The sizes of body parts often co-vary through exponential scaling, known as allometry. The evolution of allometry is central to the generation of morphological diversity. To make inferences regarding the evolved responses in allometry to natural and artificial selection, we compared allometric parameters (slope and intercept) among seven species and breeds of domestic bovids using cross-sectional ontogenetic data and attempted to interpret the differences in these parameters. The allometric slopes were not different among some species, whereas those between breeds within species were, indicating that the slopes were typically invariant but could be changed under strong, specific selection...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684302/assessment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-treatment-success-or-failure-after-maxillomandibular-advancement
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M H T de Ruiter, R C Apperloo, D M J Milstein, J de Lange
Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is an alternative therapeutic option that is highly effective for treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MMA provides a solution for OSA patients that have difficulty accepting lifelong treatments with continuous positive airway pressure or mandibular advancement devices. The goal of this study was to investigate the different characteristics that determine OSA treatment success/failure after MMA. The apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) was used to determine the success or failure of OSA treatment after MMA...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681320/vegetation-dynamics-in-bishrampur-collieries-of-northern-chhattisgarh-india-eco-restoration-and-management-perspectives
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A Kumar, M K Jhariya, D K Yadav, A Banerjee
Phytosociological study in and around reclaimed coal mine site is an essential requirement for judging restoration impact on a disturbed site. Various studies have been aimed towards assessing the impact of different restoration practices on coal mine wastelands. Plantation scheme in a scientific way is the most suitable approach in this context. During the present investigation, an effort have been made to assess the vegetation dynamics through structure, composition, diversity, and forest floor biomass analysis in and around Bishrampur collieries, Sarguja division, northern Chhattisgarh, India...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669063/maternal-undernutrition-during-the-pre-and-post-conception-periods-in-twin-bearing-hairsheep-ewes-effects-on-fetal-and-placental-development-at-mid-gestation
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Ulises Macías-Cruz, Ricardo Vicente-Pérez, Miguel Mellado, Abelardo Correa-Calderón, Cesar A Meza-Herrera, Leonel Avendaño-Reyes
To evaluate the effects of pre- and post-conception undernutrition (UN) on fetal and placental development at mid-gestation, 28 Katahdin × Pelibuey multiparous ewes were blocked by weight and assigned to the following four dietary treatments (n = 7 each): ewes fed 100% (control) or 60% of their nutritional requirements 30 days before mating (UNPre), 50 days after mating (UNPost) or during both periods (UNB). Four twin-bearing ewes were selected per treatment at day 50 post-conception and then slaughtered at day 75 of gestation to analyze their fetuses...
July 1, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658094/multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-in-diabetic-patients-with-nafld-implications-for-disease-severity-and-management
#17
Preya Janubhai Patel, Kelly Lee Hayward, Rathiga Rudra, Leigh Ula Horsfall, Fabrina Hossain, Suzanne Williams, Tracey Johnson, Nigel Neil Brown, Nivene Saad, Andrew Donald Clouston, Katherine Anne Stuart, Patricia Casarolli Valery, Katharine Margaret Irvine, Anthony William Russell, Elizabeth Ellen Powell
An observational study describing the number and type of chronic conditions and medications taken by diabetic patients with NAFLD and identifying characteristics that may impact liver disease severity or clinical management.Adults with type 2 diabetes have a high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and increased risk of developing advanced liver disease. Appropriate management should consider the characteristics of the diabetic NAFLD population, as comorbid conditions and medications may increase the complexity of treatment strategies...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622087/body-physique-and-proportionality-of-brazilian-female-artistic-gymnasts
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Sarita Bacciotti, Adam Baxter-Jones, Adroaldo Gaya, José Maia
This study aimed to identify physique characteristics (anthropometry, somatotype, body proportionality) of Brazilian female artistic gymnasts, and to compare them across competitive levels (sub-elite versus non-elite) within competitive age-categories. Two hundred forty-nine female gymnasts (68 sub-elite; 181 non-elite) from 26 Brazilian gymnastics clubs, aged 9-20 years and split into four age-categories, were sampled. Gymnasts were assessed for 16 anthropometric traits (height, weight, lengths, widths, girths, and skinfolds); somatotype was determined according to Heath-Carter method, body fat was estimated by bioimpedance, and proportionality was computed based on the z-phantom strategy...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611533/functional-budd-chiari-syndrome-associated-with-severe-polycystic-liver-disease
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Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Bruno Eduardo Pedroso Balbo, Elieser Hitoshi Watanabe, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Luiz Fernando Onuchic
A 50-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease secondary to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease was referred to a quaternary care center due to significantly increased abdominal girth. Her physical examination revealed tense ascites and abdominal collateral veins. A 10-L paracentesis improved abdominal discomfort and disclosed a transudate, suggestive of portal hypertension. A computed tomographic scan revealed massive hepatomegaly caused by multiple cysts of variable sizes, distributed throughout all hepatic segments...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609015/wuschel-related-homeobox4-wox4-like-genes-regulate-cambial-cell-division-activity-and-secondary-growth-in-populus-trees
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Melis Kucukoglu, Jeanette Nilsson, Bo Zheng, Salma Chaabouni, Ove Nilsson
Plant secondary growth derives from the meristematic activity of the vascular cambium. In Arabidopsis thaliana, cell divisions in the cambium are regulated by the transcription factor WOX4, a key target of the CLAVATA3 (CLV3)/EMBRYO SURROUNDING REGION (ESR)-RELATED 41 (CLE41) signaling pathway. However, function of the WOX4-like genes in plants that are dependent on a much more prolific secondary growth, such as trees, remains unclear. Here, we investigate the role of WOX4 and CLE41 homologs for stem secondary growth in Populus trees...
June 13, 2017: New Phytologist
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