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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718358/an-updated-method-for-the-jugular-catheterization-of-grower-pigs-for-repeated-blood-sampling-following-an-oral-glucose-tolerance-test
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Anton M Pluschke, Gregory S Simmons, Helen L Keates, Ranald D A Cameron, Dagong Zhang, John D Wright, Barbara A Williams
Jugular catheterization is a common procedure used under experimental conditions. However, there is considerable variation in the reported techniques, particularly for grower pigs (>40 kg and <60 kg) when larger volumes of blood per sample (>10 mL) are required. This paper provides a complete methodology including the use of current equipment and anaesthetic regimen for grower pigs. This surgical jugular catheterization method was carried out in 30 large white grower pigs. Firstly, the pigs were habituated to human handling for at least two weeks prior to surgery...
August 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717207/barcoding-utility-in-a-mega-diverse-cross-continental-genus-keeping-pace-with-cyrtodactylus-geckos
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Ian G Brennan, Aaron M Bauer, Ngo Van Tri, Yun-Yu Wang, Wen-Zhi Wang, Ya-Ping Zhang, Robert W Murphy
Over the past decade, DNA barcoding has become a staple of low-cost molecular systematic investigations. The availability of universal primers and subsidized sequencing projects (PolarBOL, SharkBOL, SpongeBOL) have driven this popularity, often without appropriate investigation into the utility of barcoding data for the taxonomic group of interest. Here, our primary aim is to determine the phylogenetic value of DNA barcoding (mitochondrial locus COI) within the gecko genus Cyrtodactylus. With >40 new species described since last systematic investigation, Cyrtodactylus represents one of the most diverse extant squamate genera, and their contemporary distribution spans the Indian subcontinent, eastward through Indochina, and into AustraloPapua...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715485/characterization-of-the-maize-lipoxygenase-gene-family-in-relation-to-aflatoxin-accumulation-resistance
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Oluwaseun F Ogunola, Leigh K Hawkins, Erik Mylroie, Michael V Kolomiets, Eli Borrego, Juliet D Tang, W Paul Williams, Marilyn L Warburton
Maize (Zea mays L.) is a globally important staple food crop prone to contamination by aflatoxin, a carcinogenic secondary metabolite produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. An efficient approach to reduce accumulation of aflatoxin is the development of germplasm resistant to colonization and toxin production by A. flavus. Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are a group of non-heme iron containing dioxygenase enzymes that catalyze oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). LOX derived oxylipins play critical roles in plant defense against pathogens including A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715480/tales-of-diversity-genomic-and-morphological-characteristics-of-forty-six-arthrobacter-phages
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Karen K Klyczek, J Alfred Bonilla, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Tamarah L Adair, Patricia Afram, Katherine G Allen, Megan L Archambault, Rahat M Aziz, Filippa G Bagnasco, Sarah L Ball, Natalie A Barrett, Robert C Benjamin, Christopher J Blasi, Katherine Borst, Mary A Braun, Haley Broomell, Conner B Brown, Zachary S Brynell, Ashley B Bue, Sydney O Burke, William Casazza, Julia A Cautela, Kevin Chen, Nitish S Chimalakonda, Dylan Chudoff, Jade A Connor, Trevor S Cross, Kyra N Curtis, Jessica A Dahlke, Bethany M Deaton, Sarah J Degroote, Danielle M DeNigris, Katherine C DeRuff, Milan Dolan, David Dunbar, Marisa S Egan, Daniel R Evans, Abby K Fahnestock, Amal Farooq, Garrett Finn, Christopher R Fratus, Bobby L Gaffney, Rebecca A Garlena, Kelly E Garrigan, Bryan C Gibbon, Michael A Goedde, Carlos A Guerrero Bustamante, Melinda Harrison, Megan C Hartwell, Emily L Heckman, Jennifer Huang, Lee E Hughes, Kathryn M Hyduchak, Aswathi E Jacob, Machika Kaku, Allen W Karstens, Margaret A Kenna, Susheel Khetarpal, Rodney A King, Amanda L Kobokovich, Hannah Kolev, Sai A Konde, Elizabeth Kriese, Morgan E Lamey, Carter N Lantz, Jonathan S Lapin, Temiloluwa O Lawson, In Young Lee, Scott M Lee, Julia Y Lee-Soety, Emily M Lehmann, Shawn C London, A Javier Lopez, Kelly C Lynch, Catherine M Mageeney, Tetyana Martynyuk, Kevin J Mathew, Travis N Mavrich, Christopher M McDaniel, Hannah McDonald, C Joel McManus, Jessica E Medrano, Francis E Mele, Jennifer E Menninger, Sierra N Miller, Josephine E Minick, Courtney T Nabua, Caroline K Napoli, Martha Nkangabwa, Elizabeth A Oates, Cassandra T Ott, Sarah K Pellerino, William J Pinamont, Ross T Pirnie, Marie C Pizzorno, Emilee J Plautz, Welkin H Pope, Katelyn M Pruett, Gabbi Rickstrew, Patrick A Rimple, Claire A Rinehart, Kayla M Robinson, Victoria A Rose, Daniel A Russell, Amelia M Schick, Julia Schlossman, Victoria M Schneider, Chloe A Sells, Jeremy W Sieker, Morgan P Silva, Marissa M Silvi, Stephanie E Simon, Amanda K Staples, Isabelle L Steed, Emily L Stowe, Noah A Stueven, Porter T Swartz, Emma A Sweet, Abigail T Sweetman, Corrina Tender, Katrina Terry, Chrystal Thomas, Daniel S Thomas, Allison R Thompson, Lorianna Vanderveen, Rohan Varma, Hannah L Vaught, Quynh D Vo, Zachary T Vonberg, Vassie C Ware, Yasmene M Warrad, Kaitlyn E Wathen, Jonathan L Weinstein, Jacqueline F Wyper, Jakob R Yankauskas, Christine Zhang, Graham F Hatfull
The vast bacteriophage population harbors an immense reservoir of genetic information. Almost 2000 phage genomes have been sequenced from phages infecting hosts in the phylum Actinobacteria, and analysis of these genomes reveals substantial diversity, pervasive mosaicism, and novel mechanisms for phage replication and lysogeny. Here, we describe the isolation and genomic characterization of 46 phages from environmental samples at various geographic locations in the U.S. infecting a single Arthrobacter sp. strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713567/genetically-engineered-bananas-resistant-to-xanthomonas-wilt-disease-and-nematodes
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REVIEW
Leena Tripathi, Howard Atkinson, Hugh Roderick, Jerome Kubiriba, Jaindra N Tripathi
Banana is an important staple food crop feeding more than 100 million Africans, but is subject to severe productivity constraints due to a range of pests and diseases. Banana Xanthomonas wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum is capable of entirely destroying a plantation while nematodes can cause losses up to 50% and increase susceptibility to other pests and diseases. Development of improved varieties of banana is fundamental in order to tackle these challenges. However, the sterile nature of the crop and the lack of resistance in Musa germplasm make improvement by traditional breeding techniques either impossible or extremely slow...
May 2017: Food and energy security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712112/socioeconomic-differences-in-the-cost-availability-and-quality-of-healthy-food-in-sydney
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Belinda Crawford, Roy Byun, Emily Mitchell, Susan Thompson, Bin Jalaludin, Siranda Torvaldsen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost of a basket of staple foods, together with the availability and quality of fresh fruit and vegetables, by supermarket store type in high and low socioeconomic suburbs of Sydney. METHODS: A food basket survey was undertaken in 100 supermarkets in the 20 highest and 20 lowest socioeconomic suburbs of Sydney. We assessed the cost of 46 foods, the range of 30 fresh fruit and vegetables and the quality of ten fresh fruit and vegetables...
July 16, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709560/an-alternative-view-on-the-necessity-of-egd-before-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Kivanc Derya Peker, Nuri Alper Sahbaz, Hakan Seyit, Osman Kones, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Halil Alis
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is particularly recommended for choosing a surgical method to be used with asymptomatic patients and for the assessment of symptomatic patients prior to sleeve gastrectomy. The presence of hiatal hernia, for instance, is a relative contraindication. EGD is used for malignancy scanning as well as surgical planning, but seems inefficient in determining postoperative complications. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the effectiveness of the pathological evaluation of endoscopic biopsies obtained with esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) according to Sydney classification prior to sleeve gastrectomy in identifying the risk of staple line leak, independently of clinical diagnosis...
June 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708024/quality-improvement-initiative-preventative-surgical-site-infection-protocol-in-vascular-surgery
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David Parizh, Enrico Ascher, Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Michael Amaturo, Eric Johnson
Objective A quality improvement initiative was employed to decrease single institution surgical site infection rate in open lower extremity revascularization procedures. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In an attempt to lower patient morbidity, we developed and implemented the Preventative Surgical Site Infection Protocol in Vascular Surgery. Surgical site infections lead to prolonged hospital stays, adjunctive procedure, and additive costs. We employed targeted interventions to address the common risk factors that predispose patients to post-operative complications...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706982/preserving-the-pancreas-graft-outcomes-of-surgical-repair-of-duodenal-leaks-in-enterically-drained-pancreas-allografts
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David Al-Adra, Ian McGilvray, Nicolas Goldaracena, Vinzent Spetzler, Jerome Laurence, Andrea Norgate, Max Marquez, Paul Greig, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Jeffrey Schiff, Sunita Singh, Markus Selzner, Mark Cattral
BACKGROUND: Duodenal leak remains a major cause of morbidity and graft loss in pancreas transplant recipients. The role and efficacy of surgical and image-guided interventions to salvage enterically drained grafts with a duodenal leak has yet to be defined. METHODS: We investigated the incidence, treatment, and outcome of duodenal leak in 426 pancreas transplantation recipients from 2000 to 2015. RESULTS: Duodenal leak developed in 33 (7.8%) recipients after a median follow-up of 5...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705638/laparoscopic-assisted-duhamel-procedure-with-ex-anal-rectal-transection-for-total-colonic-aganglionosis
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Xi Zhang, Guo-Qing Cao, Shao-Tao Tang, Xiao-Pan Chang, Shuai Li, Li Yang, Kang Li, Ying Zhou, De-Hua Yang
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic-assisted Duhamel procedure has a larger anastomosis and a reservoir which allows early recovery of defecation frequency, but concerns have been raised regarding the long operative time, high incidence of pouchitis and Hirschsprung associated enterocolitis (HAEC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the postoperative complications and functional outcomes for patients with TCA undergoing modified laparoscopic-assisted Duhamel procedure (MLDP) with ex-abdominal partial colectomy and ex-anal rectal transection...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705263/antiviral-activity-of-dual-acting-hydrocarbon-stapled-peptides-against-hiv-1-predominantly-circulating-in-china
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Yan Wang, Francesca Curreli, Wei Si Xu, Zhen Peng Li, De Sheng Kong, Li Ren, Kun Xue Hong, Shi Bo Jiang, Yi Ming Shao, Asim K Debnath, Li Ying Ma
OBJECTIVE: New rationally designed i,i+7-hydrocarbon-stapled peptides that target both HIV-1 assembly and entry have been shown to have antiviral activity against HIV-1 subtypes circulating in Europe and North America. Here, we aimed to evaluate the antiviral activity of these peptides against HIV-1 subtypes predominantly circulating in China. METHODS: The antiviral activity of three i,i+7-hydrocarbon-stapled peptides, NYAD-36, NYAD-67, and NYAD-66, against primary HIV-1 CRF07_BC and CRF01_AE isolates was evaluated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701689/lybatides-from-lycium-barbarum-contain-an-unusual-cystine-stapled-helical-peptide-scaffold
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Wei Liang Tan, Ka H Wong, Jian Lei, Naoki Sakai, Hong Wei Tan, Rolf Hilgenfeld, James P Tam
Cysteine-rich peptides (CRPs) of 2-6 kDa are generally thermally and proteolytically stable because of their multiple cross-bracing disulfide bonds. Here, we report the discovery and characterization of two novel cystine-stapled CRPs, designated lybatide 1 and 2 (lyba1 and lyba2), from the cortex of Lycium barbarum root. Lybatides, 32 to 33 amino acids in length, are hyperstable and display a novel disulfide connectivity with a cysteine motif of C-C-C-C-CC-CC which contains two pairs of adjacent cysteines (-CC-CC)...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700834/petroleum-ether-extract-of-njavara-rice-bran-upregulates-jak2-stat3-mediated-anti-inflammatory-profile-in-macrophages-and-aortic-endothelial-cells-promoting-regression-of-atherosclerosis
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Chithra K Pushpan, Jayalekshmy Ananthasankaran, Helen Antony
"Njavara"(Oryza sativa Linn) is a unique rice variety grown in Kerala that is reported to have significantly higher antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, chemical indices, and bioactive components compared with staple rice varieties. However, the role of NBE in reversing the atherosclerosis development remains unclear. The present study aimed to elucidate the role of Njavara rice bran petroleum ether extract (NBE) in promoting atherosclerotic regression. Male New Zealand white breed rabbits were divided into three groups...
July 12, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698005/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-the-adult
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J Lequet, B Menahem, A Alves, A Fohlen, A Mulliri
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common gastro-intestinal congenital malformation (approximately 2% in the overall population). The lifetime risk of related complications is estimated at 4%. These include gastro-intestinal bleeding, obstruction or diverticular inflammation. Diagnosis is difficult and rarely made, and imaging, especially in the case of complicated disease, is often not helpful; however exploratory laparoscopy is an important diagnostic tool. The probability of onset of complication decreases with age, and the diagnosis of MD in the adult is therefore often incidental...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695460/inversion-technique-for-the-removal-of-partially-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stents
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Christine Hill, Bassem K Khalil, Sindhu Barola, Abhishek Agnihotri, Robert A Moran, Yen-I Chen, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vikesh K Singh, Leigh A Frame, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, Mouen A Khashab, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Partially covered self-expandable metallic stents (PCSEMS), although an effective treatment for anastomotic/staple line leaks and strictures, can be difficult to remove. This study examines the effectiveness of the inversion technique for the removal of PCSEMS in the treatment of leaks and strictures that occurred post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PCSEMS removal for a leak and/or stricture post-SG or RYGB between July 2013 and December 2016 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were reviewed...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695459/endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-evt-a-new-concept-for-complication-management-in-bariatric-surgery
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Fabian Schmidt, Rudolf Mennigen, Thorsten Vowinkel, Philipp A Neumann, Norbert Senninger, Daniel Palmes, Mike G Laukoetter
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the most efficient therapy for morbid obesity. Staple line and anastomotic leakage are the most feared postoperative complications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Traditional treatment options like revisional surgery and endoscopic stent placement are associated with high morbidity and mortality as well as variable success rates. Endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) has shown to be a new successful and feasible treatment option for leaks of different etiology after major gastro-esophageal surgery...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694620/nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-a-retrospective-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
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Irfan Ahmad Shah, Ravouf Parvaiz Asimi, Yuman Kawoos, Maqbool Wani, Tahir Saleem, Waqas Nabi Baba
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the demographic features, clinical presentation, and management and outcome of fifty cases of nonalcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy from a tertiary care hospital of a region with reported incidence of thiamine deficiency disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, fifty adult cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy were analyzed. The diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy was made according to the European federation of neurological societies guidelines 2010...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693959/value-and-limits-of-stapled-transanal-rectal-repair-for-obstructed-defecation-syndrome-10-years-experience-with-450-cases
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Angelo Guttadauro, Marco Chiarelli, Matteo Maternini, Melissa Baini, Nicoletta Pecora, Francesco Gabrielli
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: In the late's 90' a new surgical treatment, the stapled trans-anal rectal resection (STARR) was born to treat obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). In this study we retrospectively analyze a series of 450 cases that underwent STARR in 10 years. METHODS: Between January 2001 to December 2011, 450 patients, diagnosed with ODS syndrome caused by rectocele or intussusception, underwent to STARR procedure. The presence of rectocele and/or intussusception was verified by dynamic defecography...
July 7, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692754/rapid-sensory-profiling-and-hedonic-rating-of-whole-grain-sorghum-cowpea-composite-biscuits-by-low-income-consumers
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Koya A P Dovi, Constance Chiremba, John R N Taylor, Henriëtta L de Kock
BACKGROUND: The challenges of malnutrition and urbanization in Africa demand development of acceptable, affordable, nutritious complementary-type foods. Biscuits (cookies), a popular snack, from whole grain staples is an option. The objective was to relate check-all-that-applies (CATA) sensory profiles of sorghum-cowpea composite biscuits compared to economic commercial refined wheat biscuits with hedonic ratings by low income consumers. In addition, the nutritional composition and protein quality, L*a*b* colour and texture of the biscuits were determined...
July 10, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690864/surgical-site-infections-after-cesarean-delivery-epidemiology-prevention-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Tetsuya Kawakita, Helain J Landy
Cesarean delivery (CD) is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, accounting for 32% of all deliveries. Postpartum surgical site infection (SSI), wound infection and endometritis is a major cause of prolonged hospital stay and poses a burden to the health care system. SSIs complicate a significant number of patients who undergo CD - 2-7% will experience sound infections and 2-16% will develop endometritis. Many risk factors for SSI have been described. These include maternal factors (such as tobacco use; limited prenatal care; obesity; corticosteroid use; nulliparity; twin gestations; and previous CD), intrapartum and operative factors (such as chorioamnionitis; premature rupture of membranes; prolonged rupture of membranes; prolonged labor, particularly prolonged second stage; large incision length; subcutaneous tissue thickness > 3 cm; subcutaneous hematoma; lack of antibiotic prophylaxis; emergency delivery; and excessive blood loss), and obstetrical care on the teaching service of an academic institution...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
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