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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634546/low-hemoglobin-among-pregnant-women-in-midwives-practice-of-primary-health-care-jatinangor-indonesia-iron-deficiency-anemia-or-%C3%AE-thalassemia-trait
#1
Ari Indra Susanti, Edhyana Sahiratmadja, Gatot Winarno, Adhi Kristianto Sugianli, Herman Susanto, Ramdan Panigoro
Low hemoglobin (Hb) or anemia is common among pregnant women in developing countries which may cause adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal deaths. Our study aimed to assess Hb level measured by midwives in primary health care facility at rural area of Jatinangor, Indonesia, and to explore whether the anemia was due to iron deficiency (IDA) or β-thalassemia trait (β-TT). Pregnant women (n = 105) had finger prick test for Hb level during a regular antenatal care examination from October to November 2016. Hb level by finger prick test was compared with venous blood, measured by complete blood count (CBC)...
2017: Anemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611599/the-melanin-concentrating-hormone-as-an-integrative-peptide-driving-motivated-behaviors
#2
REVIEW
Giovanne B Diniz, Jackson C Bittencourt
The melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an important peptide implicated in the control of motivated behaviors. History, however, made this peptide first known for its participation in the control of skin pigmentation, from which its name derives. In addition to this peripheral role, MCH is strongly implicated in motivated behaviors, such as feeding, drinking, mating and, more recently, maternal behavior. It is suggested that MCH acts as an integrative peptide, converging sensory information and contributing to a general arousal of the organism...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605122/a-comparison-of-hematology-plasma-chemistry-and-injuries-in-hickory-shad-alosa-mediocris-captured-by-electrofishing-or-angling-during-a-spawning-run
#3
Mark A Matsche, Kevin Rosemary, Charles P Stence
BACKGROUND: Declines in Hickory shad (Alosa mediocris) populations in Chesapeake Bay have prompted efforts at captive propagation of wild broodfish for stock enhancement and research. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to evaluate injuries sustained, and immediate and delayed (24 hours) effects on blood variables related to 2 fish capturing methods (electrofishing [EF] and angling). METHODS: Blood specimens were collected from fish immediately following capture by EF and angling (n = 40 per sex and capture method) from the Susquehanna River (MD, USA)...
June 12, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598610/octahedral-gyroscope-like-molecules-consisting-of-rhenium-rotators-within-cage-like-dibridgehead-diphosphine-stators-syntheses-substitution-reactions-structures-and-dynamic-properties
#4
Gisela D Hess, Tobias Fiedler, Frank Hampel, John A Gladysz
Reactions of Re(CO)5(X) (X = Cl, Br) or [Re2(CO)4(NO)2(μ-Cl)2(Cl)2] and the phosphines P((CH2)mCH═CH2)3 (m = 6, a; 7, b; 8, c) give mer,trans-Re(CO)3(X)(P((CH2)mCH═CH2)3)2 (53-95%) or cis,trans-Re(CO) (NO) (Cl)2(P((CH2)6CH═CH2)3)2 (57%), respectively. Additions of Grubbs' catalyst (5-10 mol %, 0.0010-0.0012 M) and subsequent hydrogenations (PtO2, ≤5 bar) yield the gyroscope-like complexes mer,trans-R e(CO)3(X)(P((CH2)n)3 P) (n = 2m + 2; X = Cl, 7a,c; Br, 8a,c; 18-61%) or cis,trans-R e(CO)(NO)(Cl)2(P((CH2)14)3 P) (14%), respectively, and/or the isomers mer,trans-R e(CO)3(X)( P(CH2)n-1 CH2)((CH2)n)( P(CH2)n-1 CH2) (X = Cl, 7'a-c; Br, 8'b; 6-27%)...
June 9, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598129/-genotype-of-thalassemia-in-han-chinese-and-tibetans-in-sichuan-province-china
#5
Qian Niu, Xun-Bei Huang, Yun-Fei An, Jun Wang, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the carrying rates and genotype distribution of thalassemia gene in Han people and Tibetans in Sichuan district. METHODS: A total of 1 147 Han adults and 613 adult Tibetans were included in this study.Hematological parameters were measured with Sysmex XE-2100 automatic blood cell analyzer.Alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia gene analyses were further performed on samples with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) <85 fL and a mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) <27 pg...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597705/evaluation-of-applying-a-combination-of-red-cell-indexes-and-formulas-to-differentiate-%C3%AE-thalassemia-trait-from-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-the-thai-population
#6
Sakorn Pornprasert, Choosak Thongsat, Uraiporn Panyachadporn
Red cell indexes and formulas have been established as simple, fast, and inexpensive tools to differentiate β-thalassemia (β-thal) trait from iron deficiency anemia. However, none of them showed 100.0% sensitivity and specificity. Moreover, one index may show greater sensitivity and specificity in one population but is ineffective in another population. This study evaluated the diagnostic reliability of a combination of two red cell indexes [red blood cell (RBC) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW)] and nine formulas called '11T score' for differentiation of β-thal trait and iron deficiency anemia in the Thai population...
June 9, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595507/design-validation-and-clinical-implementation-of-a-gap-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-genotyping-using-capillary-electrophoresis
#7
Basma Basha, Frank Mularo, James R Cook
α-Thalassemia (α-thal) is genetically heterogeneous with most cases caused by variably sized deletions of the HBA1 and/or HBA2 loci. In this report, we describe the development, validation, and implementation of a novel gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR)/capillary electrophoresis (CE). METHOD: This assay utilizes two multiplex reactions and CE to detect the following deletions: -α(3.7) (rightward), -α(4.2) (leftward), -(α)(20.5), - -(SEA) (Southeast Asian), - -(MED), - -(FIL) and - -(THAI)...
June 9, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582601/hematologic-ris-for-healthy-water-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-in-southern-mexico
#8
Oswaldo M Torres-Chable, Nadia F Ojeda-Robertos, Alfonso J Chay-Canul, Jorge A Peralta-Torres, Carlos Luna-Palomera, Nahum Brindis-Vazquez, Bradley J Blitvich, Carlos Machain-Williams, Julian E Garcia-Rejon, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Karin S Dorman, Miguel A Alegria-Lopez
BACKGROUND: Baseline hematologic data are used by veterinarians and wildlife biologists to perform health assessments on target animal species. Hematologic measurements are influenced by various factors including geography. Baseline hematologic RIs have been established for domestic water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from various countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, but these data are not readily available for the Western Hemisphere. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine hematologic values for domestic water buffaloes from several commercial farms in southern Mexico...
June 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570646/diurnal-fluctuation-in-the-number-of-hypocretin-orexin-and-histamine-producing-implication-for-understanding-and-treating-neuronal-loss
#9
Ronald McGregor, Ling Shan, Ming-Fung Wu, Jerome M Siegel
The loss of specific neuronal phenotypes, as determined by immunohistochemistry, has become a powerful tool for identifying the nature and cause of neurological diseases. Here we show that the number of neurons identified and quantified using this method misses a substantial percentage of extant neurons in a phenotype specific manner. In mice, 24% more hypocretin/orexin (Hcrt) neurons are seen in the night compared to the day, and an additional 17% are seen after inhibiting microtubule polymerization with colchicine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566804/reticulocyte-and-erythrocyte-hypochromia-markers-in-detection-of-iron-deficiency-in-adolescent-female-athletes
#10
J Malczewska-Lenczowska, J Orysiak, B Szczepańska, D Turowski, K Burkhard-Jagodzińska, J Gajewski
The aim of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of new haematology parameters related to reticulocytes and mature red blood cells to differentiate pre latent and latent iron deficiency. The study included 219 female athletes (aged 15-20 years) representing volleyball, handball, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming and judo. To assess iron status the concentration of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), iron and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) were determined in serum. In addition to blood morphology, the mean cellular haemoglobin content in erythrocytes (CH) and reticulocytes (CHr), mean cellular haemoglobin concentration in reticulocytes (CHCMr), the percentage of erythrocytes (HYPOm) and reticulocytes (HYPOr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin concentration, the percentage of erythrocytes (LowCHm) and reticulocytes (LowCHr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin content, and percentage of erythrocytes with decreased volume (MICROm) were determined...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565973/the-dimensionality-of-disclosure-of-hiv-status-amongst-post-partum-women-in-cape-town-south-africa
#11
Jo Hunter-Adams, Allison Zerbe, Tamsin Philips, Zanele Rini, Landon Myer, Greg Petro, Elaine Abrams
Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners and others has been presented as positive health behaviour and is widely encouraged by antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes, providers and policies. However, disclosure is also highly contextual and its positive effects are not universal. We explore the dimensions of disclosure amongst post-partum women who initiated ART during pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa. Forty-seven semi-structured interviews with post-partum women were conducted as part of the Maternal Child Health-Antiretroviral Therapy (MCH-ART) study...
May 31, 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558784/hesperetin-5-7-3-o-triacetate-suppresses-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-ovalbumin-sensitized-and-challenged-mice-without-reversing-xylazine-ketamine-induced-anesthesia-in-normal-mice
#12
You-Lan Yang, Chi-Li Chen, Chi-Ming Chen, Wun-Chang Ko
BACKGROUND: We recently reported that hesperetin-5,7,3'-O-triacetate (HTA) dually inhibited phosphodiesterase (PDE)3/4 with a therapeutic ratio of 20.8. The application and development of PDE4 inhibitors for treating asthma or COPD are limited by their side effects, such as nausea, vomiting and gastric hypersecretion. PDE4 inhibitors were reported to reverse xylazine/ketamine-induced anesthesia in rats and triggered vomiting in ferrets. Thus the reversing effect of HTA on xylazine/ketamine-induced anesthesia in mice was studied to assess emetic effect of HTA...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553850/how-the-three-arches-of-the-foot-intercorrelate
#13
Abdullahi Suleiman Gwani, Mohd Asnizam Asari, Zul Izhar Mohd Ismail
BACKGROUND: The foot is composed of medial, lateral and transverse arches which, particularly the medial arch, provide it with the ability to function both as a flexible and rigid structure for proper locomotion. Arches of the foot, as well as their effect on lower extremity function, have been studied. However, quantitative data on the relationship between these arches still remain scanty. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to examine how the three arches of the foot intercorrelate...
May 29, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553026/a-score-based-performance-assessment-of-maternal-and-child-health-services-provided-by-usha-of-rajkot-city
#14
Ankit M Sheth, Anupam Banerjee, Amiruddin M Kadri, Matib Rangoonwala, Dipeshkumar D Zalavadiya, Niravkumar B Joshi
BACKGROUND: Urban Social Health Activists (USHAs) are the grass root health care workers of urban areas. There are 290 USHAs distributed in various Urban Health Centers (UHCs) of Rajkot city. OBJECTIVES: To compare the (i) effectiveness of the training received by the USHAs on their knowledge and counseling skills (ii) knowledge and counseling skills of USHAs on the awareness and utilization of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) care services by their beneficiaries...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551402/free-breathing-functional-pulmonary-mri-response-to-bronchodilator-and-bronchoprovocation-in-severe-asthma
#15
Dante P I Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Rachel L Eddy, Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Parameswaran Nair, David G McCormack, Grace Parraga
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Ventilation heterogeneity is a hallmark feature of asthma. Our objective was to evaluate ventilation heterogeneity in patients with severe asthma, both pre- and post-salbutamol, as well as post-methacholine (MCh) challenge using the lung clearance index, free-breathing pulmonary (1)H magnetic resonance imaging (FDMRI), and inhaled-gas MRI ventilation defect percent (VDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen severe asthmatics (49 ± 10 years) provided written informed consent to an ethics board-approved protocol...
May 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545533/food-beliefs-and-practices-among-the-kalenjin-pregnant-women-in-rural-uasin-gishu-county-kenya
#16
Roselyter Monchari Riang'a, Jacqueline Broerse, Anne Kisaka Nangulu
BACKGROUND: Understanding food beliefs and practices is critical to the development of dietary recommendations, nutritional programmes, and educational messages. This study aimed to understand the pregnancy food beliefs and practices and the underlying reasons for these among the contemporary rural Kalenjin communities of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. METHODS: Through semi-structured interviews, data was collected from 154 pregnant and post-natal Kalenjin women about restricted and recommended foods, and why they are restricted or recommended during pregnancy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544427/advanced-consumable-free-morphological-analysis-of-intact-red-blood-cells-by-a-compact-scanning-flow-cytometer
#17
K V Gilev, E S Yastrebova, D I Strokotov, M A Yurkin, N A Karmadonova, A V Chernyshev, V V Lomivorotov, V P Maltsev
Whereas modern automated blood cell analyzers measure the volume of individual red blood cells (RBCs), leading to four RBC indices (mean corpuscular volume, MCV; mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH; mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, MCHC; red cell distribution width, and RDW), the RBC shape has not been assessed by clinical screening tools. We applied the scanning flow cytometer (SFC) for complete characterization of intact RBC morphology in terms of diameter, maximal and minimal thicknesses, volume, surface area, sphericity index, spontaneous curvature, hemoglobin concentration, and content...
May 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535315/early-career-outcomes-of-family-medicine-residency-graduates-exposed-to-innovative-flexible-longitudinal-tracks
#18
Richard A Young, Dan Casey, Diana Singer, Elaine Waller, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) project used a case series design to study innovations in the content, length, structure, and location of residency training in 14 geographically diverse family medicine programs between 2007 and 2012. We aimed to explore how offering flexible longitudinal tracks (FLT) affected graduates' scope of practice, particularly in maternal child health (MCH), which included at least 17 months of focused training that increased each year over 4 years...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527391/melanin-concentrating-hormone-and-sleep
#19
REVIEW
Jozelia Gomes Pacheco Ferreira, Jackson Cioni Bittencourt, Antoine Adamantidis
The melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an essential neuromodulator involved with homeostatic regulation and motivated behaviors. The majority of MCH neurons are localized within the zona incerta, lateral hypothalamic and incerto-hypothalamic areas but others regions, as the olfactory turbecle, the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus, the paramediam pontine reticular formation and the medial preoptic area, can also express the peptide depending on the gender and metabolic state of the animal. If the MCH on these novel sites of expression are also related with the control of wake-sleep cycle will be discuss in this review...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526553/hypothalamic-regulation-of-the-sleep-wake-cycle
#20
REVIEW
Daisuke Ono, Akihiro Yamanaka
Sleep is one of the most important physiological functions in mammals. It is regulated by not only homeostatic regulation but also circadian clock. Several neuropeptide-producing neurons located in the hypothalamus are implicated in the regulation of sleep/wakefulness. Among them, orexin/hypocretin-producing neurons (orexin neurons) are a crucial component for maintenance of wakefulness, because lack of orexin function results in narcolepsy, which is a sleep disorder. Recent findings have identified substances that excite or inhibit neural activity of orexin neurons...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience Research
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