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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110519/examining-the-nutritional-quality-of-food-and-beverage-consumed-at-melbourne-aquatic-and-recreation-centres
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Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Alexandra Chung, Marianne Khalil, Evelyn Wong, Ariana Kurzeme, Anna Peeters
OBJECTIVE: Examine the nutritional quality of food and beverages consumed across a sample of community aquatic and recreation centres in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Interviewer-administered surveys of randomly selected patrons attending four aquatic and recreation centres were conducted to ascertain food and beverage items consumed over two data collection periods (May-June 2014, January-February 2015). We selected centres in and around metropolitan Melbourne with a sit-down cafeteria and children's swimming classes...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110514/the-relationship-of-sport-participation-to-provision-of-sports-facilities-and-socioeconomic-status-a-geographical-analysis
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Rochelle M Eime, Jack Harvey, Melanie J Charity, Meghan Casey, Hans Westerbeek, Warren R Payne
OBJECTIVE: Ecological models have been applied to investigate multiple domains influencing physical activity behaviour, including individual, social, organisational, community, environmental and policy factors. With regard to the built environment, research to date has been limited to small geographical areas and/or small samples of participants. This study examined the geographical association between provision of sport facilities and participation in sport across an entire Australian state, using objective total enumerations of both, for a group of sports, with adjustment for the effect of socioeconomic status (SES)...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110475/pattern-recognition-of-spectral-entropy-features-for-detection-of-alcoholic-and-control-visual-erp-s-in-multichannel-eegs
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T K Padma Shri, N Sriraam
This paper presents a novel ranking method to select spectral entropy (SE) features that discriminate alcoholic and control visual event-related potentials (ERP'S) in gamma sub-band (30-55 Hz) derived from a 64-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) recording. The ranking is based on a t test statistic that rejects the null hypothesis that the group means of SE values in alcoholics and controls are identical. The SE features with high ranks are indicative of maximal separation between their group means. Various sizes of top ranked feature subsets are evaluated by applying principal component analysis (PCA) and k-nearest neighbor (k-NN) classification...
January 21, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110454/tackling-the-salinity-pollution-nexus-in-coastal-aquifers-from-arid-regions-using-nitrate-and-boron-isotopes
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V Re, E Sacchi
Salinization and nitrate pollution are generally ascertained as the main issues affecting coastal aquifers worldwide. In arid zones, where agricultural activities also result in soil salinization, both phenomena tend to co-exist and synergically contribute to alter groundwater quality, with severe negative impacts on human populations and natural ecosystems' wellbeing. It becomes therefore necessary to understand if and to what extent integrated hydrogeochemical tools can help in distinguishing among possible different salinization and nitrate contamination origins, in order to provide adequate science-based support to local development and environmental protection...
January 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110448/molecular-dynamics-exploration-of-the-binding-mechanism-and-properties-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-to-wt-and-mutant-vp35-fbp-region-of-ebola-virus
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Yan-Jun Zhang, Jing-Na Ding, Hui Zhong, Chang-Ping Sun, Ju-Guang Han
VP35 of Ebola viruses (EBOVs) is an attractive potential target because of its multifunction. All-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and Molecular Mechanics Generalized Born surface area (MM/GBSA) energy calculations are performed to investigate the single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) as an inhibitor in wild-type (WT) VP35 as well as in three primary mutants (K248A, I295A, and K248A/I295A) through docking the SWCNT in the first basic patch (FBP) of VP35. The SWCNTs of all the four systems effectively bind to the FBP...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110441/human-cryptosporidiosis-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Reza Berahmat, Adel Spotin, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Azim Rezamand, Nayyereh Aminisani, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Roghayeh Ghoyounchi, Tahereh Mikaeili-Galeh
Cryptosporidiosis caused by Cryptosporidium spp. is an important parasitic disease that can be life-threatening for children and immunocompromised patients. This systematic review and meta-analysis was designed to determine the prevalence rate of Cryptosporidium infection and related risk factors among the Iranian general population. We searched electronic databases including Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Proquest for articles in English and SID, Magiran, IranMedex, and IranDoc for articles in Persian...
January 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110401/evaluating-the-utility-of-a-scoring-system-for-lipomas-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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Carlito Lagman, Brittany L Voth, Lawrance K Chung, Timothy T Bui, Seung J Lee, Natalie E Barnette, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lipomas are rare, benign, slow-growing masses. Resections are considered in symptomatic patients who are refractory to targeted medical therapies, but at those stages the lipomas have often reached considerable sizes and encompass critical neurovascular structures. The objective of this study is to develop and to evaluate the utility of a scoring system for CPA lipomas. The hypothesis is that CPA lipomas with lower scores are probably best managed with early surgery...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110399/safinamide-a-review-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Hannah A Blair, Sohita Dhillon
Safinamide (Xadago(®)) is an orally active, selective, reversible monoamine oxidase-B inhibitor with both dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic (glutamatergic) properties. In the EU, safinamide is approved for the treatment of mid- to late-stage fluctuating Parkinson's disease (PD) as add-on therapy to a stable dose of levodopa alone or in combination with other PD medications. Safinamide 50-100 mg/day administered as a fixed or flexible dose significantly increased daily 'on' time without dyskinesia (primary endpoint) in patients with mid- to late-stage PD with motor fluctuations in 24-week, placebo-controlled clinical trials...
January 21, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110396/application-of-%C3%AE-glucuronidase-gusa-as-an-effective-reporter-for-extremely-acidophilic-acidithiobacillus-ferrooxidans
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Huiyan Wang, Liangyan Fang, Qing Wen, Jianqun Lin, Xiangmei Liu
Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a model organism for investigating metal sulfide bioleaching. The regulatory mechanism of gene expression by metabolizing various substrates is critical for understanding its role in bioleaching processes. However, no reporter has been successfully employed to study gene expression in A. ferrooxidans to date. In this study, a sensitive and robust reporter system based on β-glucuronidase (GusA) was described for feasible application in A. ferrooxidans. A set of vectors, which contained the transcriptional and translational fusions of gusA, were constructed and employed to analyze promoter activity and efficiency of translation initiation in A...
January 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110385/the-prevalence-of-anticitrullinated-protein-antibodies-increases-with-age-in-healthy-individuals-at-risk-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Alpizar-Rodriguez, Laure Brulhart, Ruediger B Mueller, Burkhard Möller, Jean Dudler, Adrian Ciurea, Ulrich A Walker, Ines Von Mühlenen, Diego Kyburz, Pascal Zufferey, Michael Mahler, Sylvette Bas, Danielle Gascon, Céline Lamacchia, Pascale Roux-Lombard, Kim Lauper, Michael J Nissen, Delphine S Courvoisier, Cem Gabay, Axel Finckh
Transition from genetic risk to the development of systemic autoimmunity associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is considered a key step for the development of RA and often referred to as the immune onset of the disease. The aim of this study is to identify predictors for the presence of anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) as a marker of systemic autoimmunity associated with RA in a high-risk population, an ongoing cohort of first-degree relatives of patients with RA. We assessed the presence of ACPA in individuals without clinical evidence of RA...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110322/classification-of-facial-wrinkles-among-chinese-women
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Zhang Jiechen, Hou Wei, Feng Suying, Chen Xiangsheng, Wang Hongwei
It is generally recognized that Caucasians and Asians have different skin aging features. The aim of this study was to develop a facial wrinkle grading scale for Chinese women. Standard photographs were taken of 242 Chinese women. Six sets of 0 to 9 wrinkle scales with reference photographs and descriptions were selected, including grading scales for resting and hyperkinetic crow's feet, frontalis lines, glabellar frown lines, and nasolabial folds. To identify the scale by objective quantitative measurement, skin surface measurements from the Visioscan(®) VC98 were used...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110300/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-diet
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REVIEW
Piero Portincasa, Leonilde Bonfrate, Ornella de Bari, Anthony Lembo, Sarah Ballou
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract and is one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal diseases. The impact of IBS on the general population is large due to its high prevalence, suboptimal medical treatments and significant economic burden. The pathophysiology of IBS is complex and treatments are often symptom-specific. The most common therapeutic approaches for IBS include education and reassurance, lifestyles (especially nutrition-based interventions), peripherally acting medications (which typically target motility), centrally acting medications (which target visceral hypersensitivity and pain) and psychological interventions (which aim to reduce the effects of stress or symptom-specific anxiety)...
January 20, 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110297/the-technical-report-on-sodium-intake-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-by-the-joint-working-group-of-the-world-heart-federation-the-european-society-of-hypertension-and-the-european-public-health-association
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Mancia, Suzanne Oparil, Paul K Whelton, Martin McKee, Anna Dominiczak, Friedrich C Luft, Khalid AlHabib, Fernando Lanas, Albertino Damasceno, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Giuseppe La Torre, Michael Weber, Martin O'Donnell, Sidney C Smith, Jagat Narula
Ingestion of sodium is essential to health, but excess sodium intake is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Defining an optimal range of sodium intake in populations has been challenging and controversial. Clinical trials evaluating the effect of sodium reduction on blood pressure have shown blood pressure lowering effects down to sodium intake of less than 1.5 g/day. Findings from these blood pressure trials form the basis for current guideline recommendations to reduce sodium intake to less than 2...
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110290/guided-and-unguided-internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-versus-usual-care-for-dizzy-adults-of-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-protocol-for-a-three-armed-randomised-trial
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Vincent A van Vugt, Johannes C van der Wouden, Judith E Bosmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Willianne van Diest, Rosie Essery, Lucy Yardley, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Otto R Maarsingh
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common symptom in general practice with a high prevalence among older adults. The most common cause of dizziness in general practice is peripheral vestibular disease. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral vestibular disease that entails specific exercises to maximise the central nervous system compensation for the effects of vestibular pathology. An internet-based VR intervention has recently been shown to be safe and effective...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110284/injuries-caused-by-pets-in-asian-urban-households-a-cross-sectional-telephone-survey
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Emily Y Y Chan, Yang Gao, Liping Li, Po Yi Lee
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about pet-related injuries in Asian populations. This study primarily aimed to investigate the incidence rate of pet-related household injuries in Hong Kong, an urban Chinese setting. SETTING: Cantonese-speaking non-institutionalised population of all ages in Hong Kong accessible by telephone land-line. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 43 542 telephone numbers were dialled and 6570 residents successfully completed the interviews...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110272/mitonuclear-interactions-mediate-transcriptional-responses-to-hypoxia-in-drosophila
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Jim A Mossman, Jennifer G Tross, Nick A Jourjine, Nan Li, Zhijin Wu, David M Rand
Among the major challenges in quantitative genetics and personalized medicine is to understand how gene × gene interactions (G × G: epistasis) and gene × environment interactions (G × E) underlie phenotypic variation. Here, we use the intimate relationship between mitochondria and oxygen availability to dissect the roles of nuclear DNA (nDNA) variation, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation, hypoxia, and their interactions on gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster Mitochondria provide an important evolutionary and medical context for understanding G × G and G × E given their central role in integrating cellular signals...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110238/pre-pregnancy-weight-change-and-incidence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-finding-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Akilew Awoke Adane, Leigh R Tooth, Gita D Mishra
AIMS: In a population-based cohort study we examined the associations between early adult pre-pregnancy weight change and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: The study included 3111 women from the 1973-78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. These women have been surveyed regularly since 1996. Women without diabetes and GDM were followed-up between 2003 and 2012. Generalized estimating equations were used to assess the effect of baseline (1996, mean age 20years) and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and the pre-pregnancy weight changes on the incidence of GDM...
January 11, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110224/emotional-intelligence-and-coping-strategies-as-determinants-of-quality-of-life-in-depressed-patient-caregiver-dyads-an-actor-partner-interdependence-analysis
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L Boyer, K Baumstarck, M Alessandrini, Z Hamidou, J Testart, M Serres, P Arquillière, P Auquier, T Leroy, X Zendjidjian
OBJECTIVE: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and their natural caregivers experience major lifestyle difficulties. Little is known concerning dyadic (i.e., patient and natural caregiver) characteristics' impact on quality of life. In a sample of depressed patient-caregiver dyads, we examined quality of life (QoL) levels compared with the general population and whether QoL is influenced by emotional intelligence (EI) and coping strategies using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM)...
January 8, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110166/lc-method-development-for-the-quantification-of-neuromedin-like-peptides-emphasis-on-column-choice-and-mobile-phase-composition
#19
Yannick Van Wanseele, Johan Viaene, Leslie Van den Borre, Kathleen Dewachter, Yvan Vander Heyden, Ilse Smolders, Ann Van Eeckhaut
In this study, the separation of four neuromedin-like peptides is investigated on four different core-shell stationary phases. Moreover, the effect of the mobile phase composition, i.e. organic modifier (acetonitrile and methanol) and additive (trifluoroacetic acid, formic acid, acetic acid, ammonium formate and ammonium acetate) on the chromatographic performance is studied. An improvement in chromatographic performance is observed when using the ammonium salt instead of its corresponding acid as additive, except for the column containing a positively charged surface (C18+)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110158/general-distress-is-more-important-than-ptsd-s-cognition-and-mood-alterations-factor-in-accounting-for-ptsd-and-depression-s-comorbidity
#20
Brianna M Byllesby, Jon D Elhai, Marijo Tamburrino, Thomas H Fine, Gregory Cohen, Laura Sampson, Edwin Shirley, Philip K Chan, Israel Liberzon, Sandro Galea, Joseph R Calabrese
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are highly comorbid and exhibit strong correlations with each other at both the symptom level and latent factor level. Various theories have attempted to explain this relationship. Results have been inconsistent regarding whether PTSD's negative alterations in cognition and mood factor (NACM) is significantly more related to depression, in contrast to other factors of PTSD. METHODS: Confirmatory factor analysis was used to attempt to address the relationships between PTSD and MDD in a large sample of trauma-exposed combat veterans from the Ohio National Guard as part of a larger longitudinal study...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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