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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933738/exploratory-analysis-of-textual-data-from-the-mother-and-child-handbook-using-a-text-mining-method-ii-monthly-changes-in-the-words-recorded-by-mothers
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Miki Tagawa, Yoshio Matsuda, Tomoko Manaka, Makiko Kobayashi, Michitaka Ohwada, Shigeki Matsubara
AIM: The aim of the study was to examine the possibility of converting subjective textual data written in the free column space of the Mother and Child Handbook (MCH) into objective information using text mining and to compare any monthly changes in the words written by the mothers. METHODS: Pregnant women without complications (n = 60) were divided into two groups according to State-Trait Anxiety Inventory grade: low trait anxiety (group I, n = 39) and high trait anxiety (group II, n = 21)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926856/insulin-dependent-activation-of-mch-neurons-impairs-locomotor-activity-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-obesity
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A Christine Hausen, Johan Ruud, Hong Jiang, Simon Hess, Hristo Varbanov, Peter Kloppenburg, Jens C Brüning
Melanin-concentrating-hormone (MCH)-expressing neurons (MCH neurons) in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) are critical regulators of energy and glucose homeostasis. Here, we demonstrate that insulin increases the excitability of these neurons in control mice. In vivo, insulin promotes phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling in MCH neurons, and cell-type-specific deletion of the insulin receptor (IR) abrogates this response. While lean mice lacking the IR in MCH neurons (IR(ΔMCH)) exhibit no detectable metabolic phenotype under normal diet feeding, they present with improved locomotor activity and insulin sensitivity under high-fat-diet-fed, obese conditions...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925507/haematopoietic-effects-of-angelica-sinensis-root-cap-polysaccharides-against-lisinopril-induced-anaemia-in-albino-rats
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Fryal Younas, Bilal Aslam, Faqir Muhammad, Mashkoor Mohsin, Ahmad Raza, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Shamshud-Ul- Hassan, Wafa Majeed
CONTEXT: Angelica sinensis L. (Umbelliferae) has medicinal properties. OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluates the haematopoietic effects of A. sinensis polysaccharides (ASP) against lisinopril-induced anaemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy adult male albino rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 6). Group I was control group. Group II was treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI, 20 mg/kg/day) to induce anaemia...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923637/hypothalamic-neuronal-origin-of-neuropeptide-y-npy-or-cocaine-and-amphetamine-regulated-transcript-cart-fibers-projecting-to-the-tuberomammillary-nucleus-of-the-rat
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Eun Y Lee, Young G Hwang, Hyun S Lee
Based on the importance of tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN) as a target for feeding/arousal-related functions, we aimed in the present study to investigate hypothalamic neuronal origin of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) fibers projecting to the histaminergic nucleus. In the first series of experiments, we examined NPY (or CART) fiber distribution within the boundary of adenosine deaminase (ADA)-immunoreactive (ir) TMN regions; extensive NPY (or CART)-ir axon terminals were observed in E4 (TMMd), E3 (TMMv), and E2 (TMVr) subdivisions...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899795/the-momconnect-mhealth-initiative-in-south-africa-early-impact-on-the-supply-side-of-mch-services
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Peter Barron, Yogan Pillay, Antonio Fernandes, Jane Sebidi, Rob Allen
MomConnect is an mHealth initiative giving pregnant women information via SMS. We report on an analysis of the compliments and especially complaints component of the feedback. We scrutinised the electronic databases containing information on the first seventeen months of operation of MomConnect. During this time, 583,929 pregnant women were registered on MomConnect, representing approximately 46 per cent of pregnant women booking their pregnancy in the public sector in South Africa. These women gave feedback on services received: 4173 compliments and 690 complaints...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894346/a-retrospective-review-of-birth-outcomes-at-the-mother-and-child-health-hospital-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-2004-2013
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Sonja J Olsen, Phommady Vetsaphong, Phouvanh Vonglokham, Sara Mirza, Viengphone Khanthamaly, Touy Chanthalangsy, Seth Chittanavanh, Bounkong Syhavong, Ann Moen, Joseph Bresee, Andrew Corwin, Anonh Xeuatvongsa
BACKGROUND: The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is a lower-middle income country making steady progress improving maternal and child health outcomes. We sought to ascertain if there have been improvements in three specific birth outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth and small for gestational age) over the last decade. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed birth records between 2004 and 2013 at the Mother and Child Health (MCH) hospital in Vientiane...
November 28, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885786/effects-of-flaxseed-oil-on-blood-hepcidin-and-hematologic-factors-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Hadi Tabibi, Maryam Mirfatahi, Mehdi Hedayati, Alireza Nasrollahi
Introduction In hemodialysis (HD) patients, one of the common complications is renal anemia. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the effects of flaxseed oil consumption on blood hepcidin and hematologic factors in HD patients. Methods In this randomized, double-blind, clinical trial, 38 HD patients were randomly assigned to either the flaxseed oil or the control group. The patients in the flaxseed oil group received 6 g/d flaxseed oil for 8 wk, whereas the control group received 6 g/d medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil...
November 25, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867278/effect-of-methanolic-leaf-extract-of-talinum-triangulare-jacq-willd-on-biochemical-parameters-in-diet-induced-dyslipidemia-wistar-rats
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Olubukola Sinbad Olorunnisola, Adewale Adetutu, Anthony Jide Afolayan, Abiodun Olusoji Owoade
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of methanolic leaf extract of Talinum triangulare on hematological parameters, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant status, and serum lipid in Wistar rats fed standard laboratory, or 2% cholesterol-enrich diet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar rats (180-210g) divided into six groups of six animals (males) each were fed 2% cholesterol-enriched diet and orally treated with 0.9% saline or extract of Talinum triangulare (250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg per body weight) daily for eight weeks...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866358/anemia-and-dental-caries-in-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Elisa Miranda Costa, Juliana A P Azevedo, Rafiza F M Martins, Cláudia M C Alves, Cecília C C Ribeiro, Erika B A F Thomaz
The objective was to evaluate the effect of anemia during pregnancy on the risk of dental caries development in pregnant women. A prospective cohort including a sample of pregnant women in a prenatal care unit of São Luís, Brazil, was done. The incidence of dental caries during pregnancy, according to Nyvad's criteria, was the outcome. The main independent variables were serum iron, ferritin, hemoglobin, erythrocyte, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), and red cell distribution width (RDW)...
November 19, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863508/the-effects-of-mch-insurance-cards-on-improving-equity-in-access-and-use-of-maternal-and-child-health-care-services-in-tanzania-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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August Kuwawenaruwa, Gemini Mtei, Jitihada Baraka, Kassimu Tani
BACKGROUND: Inequity in access and use of child and maternal health services is impeding progress towards reduction of maternal mortality in low-income countries. To address low usage of maternal and newborn health care services as well as financial protection of families, some countries have adopted demand-side financing. In 2010, Tanzania introduced free health insurance cards to pregnant women and their families to influence access, use, and provision of health services. However, little is known about whether the use of the maternal and child health cards improved equity in access and use of maternal and child health care services...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862350/establishment-of-complete-blood-count-reference-intervals-for-chinese-preschoolers
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Guo-Cheng Wang, Na Li, Cui Niu, Wei-Bo Ma, Zhu-Liang Wang, Hao Guo, Li-Hong Han
BACKGROUND: Reference intervals are critical for interpreting test results of a clinical laboratory. The aim of this study was to establish local reference intervals of complete blood count for healthy preschoolers in China. METHODS: Three thousand eight hundred and twenty-one blood specimens from children aged 4 months to 6 years were collected and analyzed. Complete blood counts were determined by Sysmex XT-4000i Automated Hematology Analyzer. The nonparametric 2...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855741/normal-morning-mch-levels-and-no-association-with-rem-or-nrem-sleep-parameters-in-narcolepsy-type-1-and-type-2
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Maren Schrölkamp, Poul J Jennum, Steen Gammeltoft, Anja Holm, Birgitte R Kornum, Stine Knudsen
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Other than hypocretin-1 (HCRT-1) deficiency in narcolepsy type 1 (NT1), the neurochemical imbalance of NT1 and narcolepsy type 2 (NT2) with normal HCRT-1 levels is largely unknown. The neuropeptide melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is mainly secreted during sleep and is involved in rapid eye movement (REM) and nonrapid eye movement (NREM) sleep regulation. Hypocretin neurons reciprocally interact with MCH neurons. We hypothesized that altered MCH secretion contributes to the symptoms and sleep abnormalities of narcolepsy and that this is reflected in morning cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) MCH levels, in contrast to previously reported normal evening/afternoon levels...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855687/diagnostic-accuracy-of-methacholine-challenge-tests-assessing-airway-hyperreactivity-in-asthmatic-patients-a-multifunctional-approach
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Richard Kraemer, Hans-Jürgen Smith, Thomas Sigrist, Gabi Giger, Roland Keller, Martin Frey
BACKGROUND: There are few studies comparing diagnostic accuracy of different lung function parameters evaluating dose-response characteristics of methacholine (MCH) challenge tests (MCT) as quantitative outcome of airway hyperreactivity (AHR) in asthmatic patients. The aim of this retrospectively analysis of our database (Clinic Barmelweid, Switzerland) was, to assess diagnostic accuracy of several lung function parameters quantitating AHR by dose-response characteristics. METHODS: Changes in effective specific airway conductance (sGeff) as estimate of the degree of bronchial obstruction were compared with concomitantly measured forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and forced expiratory flows at 50% forced vital capacity (FEF50)...
November 17, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846825/predictors-of-nurses-and-midwives-intentions-to-provide-maternal-and-child-healthcare-services-to-adolescents-in-south-africa
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Kim Jonas, Priscilla Reddy, Bart van den Borne, Ronel Sewpaul, Anam Nyembezi, Pamela Naidoo, Rik Crutzen
BACKGROUND: Adolescent mothers are at a much higher risk for maternal mortality compared to mothers aged 20 years and above. Newborns born to adolescent mothers are also more likely to have low birth weight, with the risk of long-term effects such as early onset of adult diabetes than newborns of older mothers. Few studies have investigated the determinants of adequate quality maternal and child healthcare services to pregnant adolescents. This study was conducted to gain an understanding of nurses' and midwives' intentions to provide maternal and child healthcare and family planning services to adolescents in South Africa...
November 15, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845162/neuropeptide-glutamic-acid-isoleucine-nei-induced-paradoxical-sleep-in-rats
#15
Moe Fujimoto, Satoru Fukuda, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Junko Takata, Shigehito Sawamura
Neuropeptideglutamic acid-isoleucine (NEI) as well as melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) is cleaved from the 165 amino acid protein, prepro-melanin concentrating hormone (prepro-MCH). Among many physiological roles of MCH, we demonstrated that intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of MCH induced increases in REM sleep episodes as well as in non REM sleep episodes. However, there are no studies on the effect of NEI on the sleep-wake cycle. As for the sites of action of MCH for induction of REM sleep, the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) has been reported to be one of its site of action...
November 11, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844281/novel-neuroprotective-effects-of-melanin-concentrating-hormone-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ji-Yeun Park, Seung-Nam Kim, Junsang Yoo, Jaehwan Jang, Ahreum Lee, Ju-Young Oh, Hongwon Kim, Seung Tack Oh, Seong-Uk Park, Jongpil Kim, Hi-Joon Park, Songhee Jeon
Acupuncture has shown the therapeutic effect on various neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD). While investigating the neuroprotective mechanism of acupuncture, we firstly found the novel function of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) as a potent neuroprotective candidate. Here, we explored whether hypothalamic MCH mediates the neuroprotective action of acupuncture. In addition, we aimed at evaluating the neuroprotective effects of MCH and elucidating underlying mechanism in vitro and in vivo PD models...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832778/inequality-in-the-use-of-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-the-philippines-do-pro-poor-health-policies-result-in-more-equitable-use-of-services
#17
Karlo Paolo P Paredes
BACKGROUND: The Philippines failed to achieve its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) commitment to reduce maternal deaths by three quarters. This, together with the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reinforces the need for the country to keep up in improving reach of maternal and child health (MCH) services. Inequitable use of health services is a risk factor for the differences in health outcomes across socio-economic groups. This study aims to explore the extent of inequities in the use of MCH services in the Philippines after pro-poor national health policy reforms...
November 10, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831646/mechanism-of-feedback-regulation-of-neutrophil-inflammation-in-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
#18
J-J Wu, Y-T Zhu, Y-M Hu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of complement-neutrophil feedback regulation of inflammatory response in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) through constructing an animal model of HSP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four SPF grade Japanese large-eared white rabbits were randomly divided into normal group and model group, 12 for each group. HSP model was constructed by challenging rabbits with gastric gavage of a decoction solution containing ginger, Piper longum L...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829489/does-adjusting-for-recall-in-trend-analysis-affect-coverage-estimates-for-maternal-and-child-health-indicators-an-analysis-of-dhs-and-mics-survey-data
#19
Nobubelo K Ngandu, Samuel Manda, Donela Besada, Sarah Rohde, Nicholas P Oliphant, Tanya Doherty
BACKGROUND: The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are the major data sources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for evaluating health service coverage. For certain maternal and child health (MCH) indicators, the two surveys use different recall periods: 5 years for DHS and 2 years for MICS. OBJECTIVE: We explored whether the different recall periods for DHS and MICS affect coverage trend analyses as well as missing data and coverage estimates...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829333/immune-status-in-children-with-beta-thalassemia-in-correlation-with-iron-overload-single-center-egyptian-study
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Adel Abd Elhaleim Hagag, Mohamed A Elgamsy, Hassan M El-Asy, Rasha M Gamal, Walid N Elshahaby, Enaam S Abd Elbar
BACKGROUND: 'Beta thalassemia is inherited hemoglobin disorder resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia that requires lifelong transfusion therapy'. 'Repeated blood transfusions and RBCs hemolysis are the main causes of iron overload', which in addition to immune abnormalities, are common predisposing factors to infection in patients with thalassemia. Aim of this work was to study immune status including T lymphocyte subsets and serum immunoglobulin levels 'in children with beta- thalassemia in correlation with iron overload'...
November 7, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
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