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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150983/ontogeny-of-the-post-cranial-axial-skeleton-of-melanosuchus-niger-crocodylia-alligatoridae
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Lucélia Gonçalves Vieira, Fabiano Campos Lima, Sônia Helena Santesso Teixeira de Mendonça, Lorena Tannús Menezes Dos Reis, Líria Queiroz Luz Hirano, André Luiz Quagliatto Santos
This study proposes the description of the development of the post-cranial axial skeleton, including vertebrae, gastralium, ribs, sternum and interclavicle, in Melanosuchus niger. Six nests were marked and two eggs removed from each nest at 24-hour intervals until hatching. For post-hatching evaluation, 30 hatchlings were kept in captivity and one exemplar was euthanized at three-day intervals. Samples were diaphanized using potassium hydroxide (KOH), alizarin red S and Alcian blue. A routinely generally used method was applied for histological evaluation...
November 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150840/longitudinal-pathways-between-mental-health-difficulties-and-academic-performance-during-middle-childhood-and-early-adolescence
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Jessica Deighton, Neil Humphrey, Jay Belsky, Jan Boehnke, Panos Vostanis, Praveetha Patalay
There is a growing appreciation that child functioning in different domains, levels, or systems are interrelated over time. Here, we investigate links between internalizing symptoms, externalizing problems, and academic attainment during middle childhood and early adolescence, drawing on two large data sets (child: mean age 8.7 at enrolment, n = 5,878; adolescent: mean age 11.7, n = 6,388). Using a 2-year cross-lag design, we test three hypotheses - adjustment erosion, academic incompetence, and shared risk - while also examining the moderating influence of gender...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150700/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-in-companion-dogs-with-diarrhea-in-beijing-china-and-genetic-characteristics-of-giardia-and-cryptosporidium-species
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Zhongjia Yu, Yang Ruan, Mengjie Zhou, Siyuan Chen, Yinxin Zhang, Liya Wang, Guan Zhu, Yonglan Yu
Companion animals including dogs are one of the important components in One Health. Parasites may cause not only diseases in pet animals but also many zoonotic diseases infecting humans. In this study, we performed a survey of intestinal parasites in fecal specimens (n = 485) collected from outpatient pet dogs with diarrhea in Beijing, China, for the entire year of 2015 by microscopic examination (all parasites) and SSU rRNA-based nested PCR detection (Giardia and Cryptosporidium). We observed a total of 124 (25...
November 18, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150689/distinct-genetic-architectures-for-phenotype-means-and-plasticities-in-zea-mays
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Aaron Kusmec, Srikant Srinivasan, Dan Nettleton, Patrick S Schnable
Phenotypic plasticity describes the phenotypic variation of a trait when a genotype is exposed to different environments. Understanding the genetic control of phenotypic plasticity in crops such as maize is of paramount importance for maintaining and increasing yields in a world experiencing climate change. Here, we report the results of genome-wide association analyses of multiple phenotypes and two measures of phenotypic plasticity in a maize nested association mapping (US-NAM) population grown in multiple environments and genotyped with ~2...
September 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150448/taking-a-goal-centred-dynamic-snapshot-as-a-possibility-for-local-homing-in-initially-na%C3%A3-ve-bumblebees
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Anne Lobecke, Roland Kern, Martin Egelhaaf
It is essential for central place foragers, such as bumblebees, to return reliably to their nest. Bumblebees, leaving their inconspicuous nest hole for the first time need to gather and learn sufficient information about their surroundings to allow them to return to their nest at the end of their trip, instead of just flying away to forage. Therefore, we assume an intrinsic learning program that manifests itself in the flight structure immediately after leaving the nest for the first time.In this study, we recorded and analysed the first outbound flight of individually marked naïve bumblebees in an indoor environment...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150322/sex-ratios-of-the-tick-ixodes-arboricola-are-strongly-female-biased-but-there-are-no-indications-of-sex-distorting-bacteria
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A Raoul Van Oosten, Olivier Duron, Dieter J A Heylen
Studies on sex ratio are of fundamental importance for understanding the biology of populations and biological control of pests and pathogens. In most Ixodes tick species, only females feed in the adult stage and, hence, contribute to pathogen transmission. The tree-hole tick Ixodes arboricola infests cavity-nesting birds and has limited dispersal possibilities. It plays an important role in the maintenance of zoonotic disease cycles. Here, we quantified the sex ratio of 718 adult I. arboricola ticks obtained from a laboratory stock at nine distinct periods (cohorts) from 2008 to 2015...
November 11, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149237/multimorbidity-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-u-s
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Cherise Wong, Stephen J Gange, Richard D Moore, Amy C Justice, Kate Buchacz, Alison G Abraham, Peter F Rebeiro, John R Koethe, Jeffrey N Martin, Michael A Horberg, Cynthia M Boyd, Mari M Kitahata, Heidi M Crane, Kelly A Gebo, M John Gill, Michael J Silverberg, Frank J Palella, Pragna Patel, Hasina Samji, Jennifer Thorne, Charles S Rabkin, Angel Mayor, Keri N Althoff
Background: Age-associated conditions are increasingly common among persons living with HIV. A longitudinal investigation of their accrual is needed given their implications on clinical care complexity. We examined trends in the co-occurrence of age-associated conditions among persons living with HIV receiving clinical care, and differences in their prevalence by demographic subgroup. Methods: This cohort study was nested within the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149202/intraspecific-evolutionary-relationships-among-peregrine-falcons-in-western-north-american-high-latitudes
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Sandra L Talbot, George K Sage, Sarah A Sonsthagen, Meg C Gravley, Ted Swem, Jeffrey C Williams, Jonathan L Longmire, Skip Ambrose, Melanie J Flamme, Stephen B Lewis, Laura Phillips, Clifford Anderson, Clayton M White
Subspecies relationships within the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) have been long debated because of the polytypic nature of melanin-based plumage characteristics used in subspecies designations and potential differentiation of local subpopulations due to philopatry. In North America, understanding the evolutionary relationships among subspecies may have been further complicated by the introduction of captive bred peregrines originating from non-native stock, as part of recovery efforts associated with mid 20th century population declines resulting from organochloride pollution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146610/association-between-stroke-risk-and-metformin-use-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-nested-case-control-study
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Li-Nien Chien, Chu-Lin Chou, His-Hsien Chen, Chih-Chin Kao, Yen-Chung Lin, Yueh-Lin Wu, Jin-Shuen Chen, Li-Ying Chen, Te-Chao Fang
BACKGROUND: Metformin use reduces the incidence and severity of stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The benefits of metformin for stroke have not been examined in hemodialysis patients with DM. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 17 760 patients with DM and new-onset hemodialysis between 2001 and 2013. Of these, 1898 patients hospitalized for either ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke were matched to 7592 control patients according to sex, age, and year of initial hemodialysis therapy by using incidence sampling...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145459/the-construction-of-ventilation-turrets-in-atta-vollenweideri-leaf-cutting-ants-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-the-nest-tunnels-but-not-airflow-or-air-humidity-influence-turret-structure
#10
Florian Halboth, Flavio Roces
Nest ventilation in the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri is driven via a wind-induced mechanism. On their nests, workers construct small turrets that are expected to facilitate nest ventilation. We hypothesized that the construction and structural features of the turrets would depend on the colony's current demands for ventilation and thus might be influenced by the prevailing environmental conditions inside the nest. Therefore, we tested whether climate-related parameters, namely airflow, air humidity and CO2 levels in the outflowing nest air influenced turret construction in Atta vollenweideri...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145396/detection-of-relapsing-fever-borrelia-spp-bartonella-spp-and-anaplasmataceae-bacteria-in-argasid-ticks-in-algeria
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Ismail Lafri, Basma El Hamzaoui, Idir Bitam, Hamza Leulmi, Reda Lalout, Oleg Mediannikov, Mohamed Chergui, Mohamed Karakellah, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
BACKGROUND: Argasid ticks (soft ticks) are blood-feeding arthropods that can parasitize rodents, birds, humans, livestock and companion animals. Ticks of the Ornithodoros genus are known to be vectors of relapsing fever borreliosis in humans. In Algeria, little is known about relapsing fever borreliosis and other bacterial pathogens transmitted by argasid ticks. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Between May 2013 and October 2015, we investigated the presence of soft ticks in 20 rodent burrows, 10 yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) nests and animal shelters in six locations in two different bioclimatic zones in Algeria...
November 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144162/association-between-metformin-adherence-and-all-cause-mortality-among-new-users-of-metformin-a-nested-case-control-study
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Patrice Simard, Nancy Presse, Louise Roy, Marc Dorais, Brian White-Guay, Agnès Räkel, Sylvie Perreault
BACKGROUND: Metformin presents better survival rates than other oral antidiabetics in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, these benefits may be dampened by inadequate treatment adherence. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between adherence level to metformin therapy and all-cause mortality over 10 years in incident metformin users. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted using a large cohort of beneficiaries of the Quebec public drug insurance plan, aged 45 to 85 years, who initiated metformin between 2000 and 2009...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144006/behavioral-outcomes-of-a-novel-pelvic-nerve-damage-rat-model-of-fecal-incontinence
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P T J Janssen, S O Breukink, J Melenhorst, L P S Stassen, N D Bouvy, Y Temel, A Jahanshahi
BACKGROUND: Fecal incontinence (FI) has a multifactorial pathophysiology with a severe social impact. The most common cause for FI is pudendal nerve damage, which mostly occurs in women during or after labor. A better understanding of the pathophysiology is required to optimize treatment of FI. In this study, we evaluate the use of a novel pelvic nerve damage rat model of FI. METHODS: This new model simulates the forces on the pelvic floor during labor by prolonged transvaginal, retro-uterine intrapelvic balloon distention in female rats...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143150/the-impact-of-sea-ice-conditions-on-breeding-decisions-is-modulated-by-body-condition-in-an-arctic-partial-capital-breeder
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Frankie Jean-Gagnon, P Legagneux, G Gilchrist, S Bélanger, O P Love, J Bêty
Determining how environmental conditions interact with individual intrinsic properties is important for unravelling the underlying mechanisms that drive variation in reproductive decisions among migratory species. We investigated the influence of sea ice conditions and body condition at arrival on the breeding propensity, i.e. the decision to reproduce or not within a single breeding season, and timing of laying in migrating common eiders (Somateria mollissima) breeding in the Arctic. Using Radarsat satellite images acquired from 2002 to 2013, we estimated the proportion of open water in the intertidal zone in early summer to track the availability of potential foraging areas for pre-breeding females...
November 15, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143134/reduced-population-size-does-not-affect-the-mating-strategy-of-a-vulnerable-and-endemic-seabird
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Cristina Nava, Verónica C Neves, Malvina Andris, Marie-Pierre Dubois, Philippe Jarne, Mark Bolton, Joël Bried
Bottleneck episodes may occur in small and isolated animal populations, which may result in decreased genetic diversity and increased inbreeding, but also in mating strategy adjustment. This was evaluated in the vulnerable and socially monogamous Monteiro's Storm-petrel Hydrobates monteiroi, a seabird endemic to the Azores archipelago which has suffered a dramatic population decline since the XVth century. To do this, we conducted a genetic study (18 microsatellite markers) in the population from Praia islet, which has been monitored over 16 years...
November 15, 2017: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142977/von-br%C3%A3-nn-nests-hyperplasia-as-a-cause-of%C3%A2-ureteral-stenosis-after-kidney-transplantation
#16
Mouad Hamzaoui, Arnaud Francois, Guillaume Defortescu, Isabelle Etienne, Charlotte Laurent, Dominique Bertrand, Dominique Guerrot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142366/nested-stromal-epithelial-tumor-of-liver-with-recurrent-extrahepatic-metastasis-role-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#17
Ishan Garg, Maria J Baladron Zenetti, Ayse T Kendi
Nested stromal-epithelial tumor (NSET) is a very rare nonhepatocytic and nonbiliary primary tumor of the liver. An 8-year-old boy was incidentally detected with hepatic lesions, involving both lobes of the liver for which he later underwent orthotopic liver transplant. The hepatic lesions were confirmed to be NSET following histopathological examination of explant liver specimen. He later developed recurrence with multiple metastatic lesions, including multi-station nodal and right talar bone involvement. We here present the case highlighting the importance of (18)F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of this rare tumor, in particular for monitoring disease progression and/or recurrence...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141722/spatio-temporal-dynamics-of-asymptomatic-malaria-bridging-the-gap-between-annual-malaria-resurgences-in-a-sahelian-environment
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Drissa Coulibaly, Mark A Travassos, Youssouf Tolo, Matthew B Laurens, Abdoulaye K Kone, Karim Traore, Mody Sissoko, Amadou Niangaly, Issa Diarra, Modibo Daou, Boureima Guindo, Stanislas Rebaudet, Bourema Kouriba, Nadine Dessay, Renaud Piarroux, Christopher V Plowe, Ogobara K Doumbo, Mahamadou A Thera, Jean Gaudart
In areas of seasonal malaria transmission, the incidence rate of malaria infection is presumed to be near zero at the end of the dry season. Asymptomatic individuals may constitute a major parasite reservoir during this time. We conducted a longitudinal analysis of the spatio-temporal distribution of clinical malaria and asymptomatic parasitemia over time in a Malian town to highlight these malaria transmission dynamics. For a cohort of 300 rural children followed over 2009-2014, periodicity and phase shift between malaria and rainfall were determined by spectral analysis...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141348/-molecular-epidemiology-and-transmission-of-hiv-1-infection-in-zhejiang-province-2015
#19
J Z Yang, W J Chen, W J Zhang, L He, J F Zhang, X H Pan
Objective: To understand the distribution of HIV-1 subtype diversity and its transmission characteristics in Zhejiang province. Methods: A total of 302 newly diagnosed HIV-1 positive patients were selected through stratified random sampling in Zhejiang in 2015. HIV-1 pol genes were sequenced successfully with reverse transcription PCR/nested PCR and phylogenetic analysis was conducted for 276 patients. Then a molecular epidemiologic study was performed combined with field epidemiological investigation. Results: Of 276 sequence samples analyzed, 122 CRF07_BC strains (44...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141345/-comparison-of-results-of-two-immunoassays-for-detection-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-in-pregnant-women
#20
H Y Xiong, Y F Luo, H Y Liu, W H Han, A Q Hu, Y Wang, Y J Zheng
Objective: To evaluate and compare the detection consistency of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by two immunoassays: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and electrochemiluminescent immunoassay (ECLIA). Methods: A prospective study was conducted among 2 296 pregnant women recruited consecutively from January 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 in a hospital. Blood samples were collected from them for the detection of HBsAg by using ELISA and ECLIA, Kappa test was performed on the results. Nested polymerase chain reaction and sequencing of HBV S gene were also performed in all samples...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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