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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731561/association-of-glycaemic-index-and-glycaemic-load-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-an-iranian-adult-population-isfahan-healthy-heart-program
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Noushin Mohammadifard, Marjan Mansourian, Firouzeh Sajjadi, Maryam Maghroun, Ali Pourmoghaddas, Narges Yazdekhasti, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
AIM: There is controversy around the clinical effects of the dietary glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) on cardiovascular diseases risk factors such as metabolic syndrome (MetS). So, the present study was performed to evaluate the relationship between GI or GL and metabolic syndrome in an Iranian adult population in 2007. METHODS: The study was based on data from a sub-sample of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), collected across three cities in central Iran, in the year 2007...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731348/proton-transport-in-hierarchical-structured-nafion-membranes-a-nmr-study
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Hengrui Yang, Jin Zhang, Jingliang Li, San Ping Jiang, Maria Forsyth, Haijin Zhu
It is known that hierarchical structure plays a key role in many unique material properties such as self-cleaning effect of lotus leaves and the anti-fogging property of the compound eyes of mosquitoes. This study reports a series of highly ordered meso-porous Nafion membranes with unique hierarchical structural features at the nanometre scale. Using NMR, we show for the first time that at low RH conditions, the proton in the ionic domains migrates via a surface diffusion mechanism and exhibits approximately two orders of magnitude faster transport than that in the nano-pores, whereas the nano-pores play a role of reservoir and maintain water and thereby conductivity at higher temperature and lower humidities...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731319/few-layered-mo-1-x-wxs2-hollow-nanospheres-on-ni3s2-nanorods-heterostructure-as-robust-electrocatalysts-for-overall-water-splitting
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Meiyong Zheng, Jing Du, Baopu Hou, Cai-Ling Xu
Owing to the unique optical, electronic and catalytic properties, MoS2 have received increasing interests in electrochemical water splitting. Herein, few-layered Mo(1-x)WxS2 hollow nanospheres modified Ni3S2 heterostructures are prepared through a facile hydrothermal method to further enhance the electro-catalytic performance of MoS2. The doping of W element optimizes the electronic structure of MoS2@Ni3S2, thus improves the conductivity and charge transfer ability of MoS2@Ni3S2. In addition, benefiting from the few-layered hollow structure of Mo(1-x)WxS2, the strong electronic interactions between Mo(1-x)WxS2 and Ni3S2, and the hierarchical structure of 1D nanorods and 3D Ni foam, massive active sites and fast ion and charge transportion are obtained...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731205/smart-construction-of-nitrogen-doped-carbon-coated-mose2-microspheres-with-enhanced-performance-for-lithium-storage
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Wangjia Tang, Dong Xie, Tong Shen, Xiuli Wang, Donghuang Wang, Xuqing Zhang, Xinhui Xia, Jianbo Wu, Jiangping Tu
Exploring advanced anode materials with highly reversible capacity have gained great interests for large-scale lithium storage. Herein, a facile two-step method is developed to synthesize nitrogen-doped carbon coated MoSe2 microspheres via hydrothermal plus thermal polymerization. The MoSe2 microspheres composed of interconnected nanoflakes are homogeneously coated by thin nitrogen-doped carbon (N-C) layer. As an anode for lithium ion batteries, the MoSe2/N-C composite shows better reversibility, smaller polarization and higher electrochemical reactivity as compared to the unmodified MoSe2 microspheres...
July 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731092/a-ni-p-nico-ldh-core-shell-nanorod-decorated-nickel-foam-with-enhanced-areal-specific-capacitance-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
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Jiale Xing, Jing Du, Xuan Zhang, Yubo Shao, Ting Zhang, Cailing Xu
Recently, transition metal-based nanomaterials have played a key role in the applications of supercapacitors. In this study, nickel phosphide (Ni-P) was simply combined with NiCo LDH via facile phosphorization of Ni foam and subsequent electrodeposition to form core-shell nanorod arrays on the Ni foam; the Ni-P@NiCo LDH was then directly used for a pseudocapacitive electrode. Owing to the splendid synergistic effect between Ni-P and NiCo LDH nanosheets as well as the hierarchical structure of 1D nanorods, 2D nanosheets, and 3D Ni foam, the hybrid electrode exhibited significantly enhanced electrochemical performances...
July 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730675/hierarchical-hybrids-integrated-by-dual-polypyrrole-based-porous-carbons-for-enhanced-capacitive-performance
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Zhiwei Li, Nannan Chen, Hongyu Mi, Junhong Ma, Yahong Xie, Jieshan Qiu
Architectural design of nitrogenous polymer-based carbons represents a facile and efficient strategy in performance improvement because of their morphological diversity, tailorability, and N-containing structure. In this research, polypyrrole-derived porous carbons (A-PCS and A-PCT) in zero- and one-dimensional (0D and 1D) forms are first integrated to nitrogen-doped hierarchically porous A-PCS/PCT hybrids through an easy multi-step method. This integration, along with chemical activation, prevents serious agglomeration of carbon particles or tubes and creates a through-connected porous network structure, leading to the improved textural properties (high surface area of 1684 m2 g-1, high pore volume of 1...
July 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730301/biopsychosocial-factors-predict-quality-of-life-in-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
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Dean A Tripp, Edward Abraham, Maude Lambert, Kate Wagg, Erin Bigney, Eden Daly, Phylicia Verreault, Neil Manson
PURPOSE: Surgical intervention is a treatment option for various spinal pathology but many patients report no improvement or even an exacerbation of symptoms like pain. This study examined the association of preoperative (pre-op) biopsychosocial risk factors with poor quality of life at 2 and 6 months using hierarchical models controlling demographic and medical variables. METHOD: Participants undergoing thoracolumbar spine surgery (N = 214) were provided with questionnaire packages to complete pre-op, at 2 and at 6-month postoperative clinical follow-ups (i...
July 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730203/growth-study-of-hierarchical-ag3po4-laco3oh-heterostructures-and-their-efficient-photocatalytic-activity-for-rhb-degradation
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Virendrakumar G Deonikar, Santosh S Patil, Mohaseen S Tamboli, Jalindar D Ambekar, Milind V Kulkarni, Rajendra P Panmand, Govind G Umarji, Manish D Shinde, Sunit B Rane, Nagegownivari R Munirathnam, Deepak R Patil, Bharat B Kale
We have demonstrated the synthesis of Ag3PO4/LaCO3OH (APO/LCO) heterostructured photocatalysts by an in situ wet chemical method. From pre-screening evaluations of photocatalysts with APO/(x wt% LCO) composites with mass ratios of x = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 wt%, we found that the APO/LCO (20 wt%) exhibited a superior photocatalytic activity for organic pollutant remediation. Therefore, an optimised photocatalyst APO/LCO (20 wt%) is selected for the present study and we investigate the effect of a mixed solvent system (H2O:THF) on the morphology, which has a direct effect on the photocatalytic performance...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729307/occupational-class-differences-in-long-sickness-absence-a-register-based-study-of-2-1-million-finnish-women-and-men-in-1996-2013
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Johanna Pekkala, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen
OBJECTIVES: Sickness absence is consistently higher in lower occupational classes, but attempts to analyse changes over time in socioeconomic differences are scarce. We examined trends in medically certified sickness absence by occupational class in Finland from 1996 to 2013 and assessed the magnitude and changes in absolute and relative occupational class differences. DESIGN: Population-based, repeated cross-sectional study. SETTING: A 70% random sample of Finns aged between 25 and 63 years in the years 1996-2013...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729063/eeg-source-reconstruction-evidence-for-the-noun-verb-neural-dissociation-along-semantic-dimensions
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Bin Zhao, Jianwu Dang, Gaoyan Zhang
One of the long-standing issues in neurolinguistic research is about the neural basis of word representation, concerning whether grammatical classification or semantic difference causes neural dissociation of the brain activity patterns when processing different word categories, especially nouns and verbs. To disentangle the puzzle, four orthogonalized word categories in Chinese: unambiguous nouns (UN), unambiguous verbs (UV), ambiguous words with noun-biased semantics (AN), and ambiguous words with verb-biased semantics (AV) were applied in auditory tasks for recording electroencephalographic (EEG) signals from 128 electrodes on the scalps of twenty-two subjects...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728882/variation-in-the-cost-of-5-common-operations-in-the-united-states
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Elliot Wakeam, George Molina, Neel Shah, Stuart R Lipsitz, David C Chang, Atul A Gawande, Alex B Haynes
BACKGROUND: Health care costs are an important policy focus in the United States. The magnitude and drivers of variation in the costs of common operative procedures are not well understood. We sought to characterize variation in costs across hospitals. METHODS: We used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2001-2011 for 5 elective operations: colectomy, coronary artery bypass graft, total knee arthroplasty, cesarean section, and lung resection. Hospitals were benchmarked for each using hierarchical risk- and reliability-adjustment methods to generate an observed-to-expected cost ratio, which was adjusted for patient demographics, comorbidity, wage index, and procedure complexity...
July 17, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728639/efficacy-of-the-college-drinkers-check-up-for-student-drinkers-living-off-campus
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Kate B Carey, Sara G Balestrieri, Mary Beth Miller, Jennifer E Merrill, Angelo M DiBello, Madeline B Benz
OBJECTIVE: Students living in off-campus housing consume more alcohol and experience more alcohol-related consequences than those living on campus, yet prevention efforts have not targeted this high-risk group specifically. The present study evaluated the efficacy of a brief, computer-delivered, alcohol intervention (the College Drinkers Check-Up [CDCU]) in reducing alcohol use and related consequences in a sample of college students living off campus. METHOD: Students who lived off campus and reported at least one heavy drinking episode (4+/5+ drinks for females/males in one occasion) in the past 30 days completed the CDCU or assessment only during the first month of the school year (n = 326; 61% female)...
July 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728577/integrating-data-from-randomized-controlled-trials-and-observational-studies-to-predict-the-response-to-pregabalin-in-patients-with-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Joe Alexander, Roger A Edwards, Alberto Savoldelli, Luigi Manca, Roberto Grugni, Birol Emir, Ed Whalen, Stephen Watt, Marina Brodsky, Bruce Parsons
BACKGROUND: More patient-specific medical care is expected as more is learned about variations in patient responses to medical treatments. Analytical tools enable insights by linking treatment responses from different types of studies, such as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies. Given the importance of evidence from both types of studies, our goal was to integrate these types of data into a single predictive platform to help predict response to pregabalin in individual patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN)...
July 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728573/splicing-arrays-reveal-novel-rbm10-targets-including-smn2-pre-mrna
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Leslie C Sutherland, Philippe Thibault, Mathieu Durand, Elvy Lapointe, Jose M Knee, Ariane Beauvais, Irina Kalatskaya, Sarah C Hunt, Julie J Loiselle, Justin G Roy, Sarah J Tessier, Gustavo Ybazeta, Lincoln Stein, Rashmi Kothary, Roscoe Klinck, Benoit Chabot
BACKGROUND: RBM10 is an RNA binding protein involved in message stabilization and alternative splicing regulation. The objective of the research described herein was to identify novel targets of RBM10-regulated splicing. To accomplish this, we downregulated RBM10 in human cell lines, using small interfering RNAs, then monitored alternative splicing, using a reverse transcription-PCR screening platform. RESULTS: RBM10 knockdown (KD) provoked alterations in splicing events in 10-20% of the pre-mRNAs, most of which had not been previously identified as RBM10 targets...
July 20, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728350/the-association-between-smoking-or-passive-smoking-and-cardiovascular-diseases-using-a-bayesian-hierarchical-model-based-on-the-2008-2013-korea-community-health-survey
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WhanHee Lee, SungHee Hwang, HaYoung Choi, Ho Kim
Objectives: Smoking and passive smoking have been extensively reported as risk factors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite the biological mechanisms underlying the impact of hazardous chemical substances contained in tobacco in cardiovascular diseases, studies investigating the association between smoking and passive smoking with morbidity are at an inchoate stage in Korea. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the risks of smoking and passive smoking on cardiovascular morbidity at the national and regional levels...
June 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728128/radionuclide-biokinetics-in-the-russian-sturgeon-and-phylogenetic-consistencies-with-cartilaginous-and-bony-marine-fishes
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Ross A Jeffree, Scott J Markich, Francois Oberhaensli, Jean-Louis Teyssie
The biokinetics of eight radionuclides ((241)Am, (109)Cd, (134)Cs, (75)Se, (54)Mn, (110m)Ag, (65)Zn, (60)Co) absorbed from the aquatic medium by juvenile Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) were experimentally determined in fresh (0.42‰) and brackish (9.0‰) waters, of a similar salinity range to the Caspian Sea, and in conjunction with chemical speciation modelling. Uptake and loss rate constants were determined for each radionuclide for a 14 day exposure at each salinity and during 28 days of exposure to radionuclide-free conditions...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728021/memory-takes-time
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Nikolay Vadimovich Kukushkin, Thomas James Carew
Memory is an adaptation to particular temporal properties of past events, such as the frequency of occurrence of a stimulus or the coincidence of multiple stimuli. In neurons, this adaptation can be understood in terms of a hierarchical system of molecular and cellular time windows, which collectively retain information from the past. We propose that this system makes various timescales of past experience simultaneously available for future adjustment of behavior. More generally, we propose that the ability to detect and respond to temporally structured information underlies the nervous system's capacity to encode and store a memory at molecular, cellular, synaptic, and circuit levels...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728009/bridged-rebar-graphene-functionalized-aptasensor-for-pathogenic-e-coli-o78-k80-h11-detection
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Harmanjit Kaur, Munish Shorie, Manju Sharma, Ashok K Ganguli, Priyanka Sabherwal
We report a novel fabrication method of functionalised Bridged Rebar Graphene (BRG) onto newly designed nanostructured aptasensor for label free impedimetric sensing of pathogenic bacteria E. coli O78:K80:H11. The chemical facilitated unscrolling of MWCNT and subsequent bridging with terephthalaldehyde (TPA) to form 3D-hierarchical BRG nanoconstruct exhibited synergistic effect by combining enhanced electrical properties and facile chemical functionality for stable bio-interface. The bacteria-DNA interactions were captured on BRG nanostructured electrode by using specific anti-E...
July 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727992/how-does-emotional-exhaustion-influence-work-stress-relationships-between-stressor-appraisals-hedonic-tone-and-fatigue-in-nurses-daily-tasks-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Jordi Fernández-Castro, Fermín Martínez-Zaragoza, Tatiana Rovira, Silvia Edo, Ángel Solanes-Puchol, Beatriz Martín-Del-Río, Rosa García-Sierra, Gemma Benavides-Gil, Eduardo Doval
BACKGROUND: Work-related stress is a prevalent condition in the nursing profession, and its influence may vary according to changeable individual and situational factors. It is, therefore, important to investigate the real-time momentary changes in these factors and their relationship to emotional exhaustion experienced by nurses. OBJECTIVES: We aim to analyse how their perceptions of demand, control, effort and reward change according to the task performed through real-time assessment and interact with the emotional exhaustion level of ward nurses...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727832/neurosurgeon-academic-impact-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-after-clipping-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Naif M Alotaibi, George M Ibrahim, Justin Wang, Daipayan Guha, Muhammad Mamdani, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Surgeon-dependent factors such as experience and volume are associated with patient outcomes. However, it is unknown whether a surgeon's research productivity could be related to outcomes. The main aim of this study is to investigate the association between the surgeon's academic productivity and clinical outcomes following neurosurgical clipping of ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of 3567 patients who underwent clipping of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in the randomized trials of tirilazad mesylate from 1990 to 1997...
2017: PloS One
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