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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525342/effects-of-long-term-construction-noise-on-health-of-adult-female-wistar-rats
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J Zymantiene, R Zelvyte, I Pampariene, A Aniuliene, N Juodziukyniene, J Kantautaite, V Oberauskas
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of long-term building construction noise from refurbishment, which including vibration, on some physiological parameters and histopathological changes of organs of Wistar rats. Twenty 12 month old female rats were divided into two groups: rats group I (n = 10) were exposed to long-term construction noise and rats group II (n = 10) were kept under normal noise level. Study results revealed that long-term construction noise from building refurbishment has an influence on body weight, haematological and some serum biochemical parameters affects caecal microbiota, and causes histopathological changes in the organs of adult female Wistar rats...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515773/building-a-multipurpose-insertional-mutant-library-for-forward-and-reverse-genetics-in-chlamydomonas
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Xi Cheng, Gai Liu, Wenting Ke, Lijuan Zhao, Bo Lv, Xiaocui Ma, Nannan Xu, Xiaoling Xia, Xuan Deng, Chunlei Zheng, Kaiyao Huang
BACKGROUND: The unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, is a classic model for studying flagella and biofuel. However, precise gene editing, such as Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated protein (Cas9) system, is not widely used in this organism. Screening of random insertional mutant libraries by polymerase chain reaction provides an alternate strategy to obtain null mutants of individual gene. But building, screening, and maintaining such a library was time-consuming and expensive...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510304/flip-flop-phenomenon-in-epidural-sufentanil-pharmacokinetics-a-population-study-in-children-and-infants
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Agnieszka Borsuk, Bogumiła Wołoszczuk-Gębicka, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Jowita Rosada-Kurasińska, Agnieszka Bienert, Paweł Wiczling
The aims of this study were to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of sufentanil coadministered with 0.2% ropivacaine as an epidural infusion in infants and describe the sufentanil absorption profile from epidural space. Data from 2 previously published studies were merged for analysis-20 infants aged 3-36 months receiving sufentanil as an epidural infusion and 41 children 0-17 years old receiving sufentanil as a long-term intravenous infusion. A population nonlinear mixed-effects model was built in NONMEM...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508140/the-state-and-future-of-the-primary-care-behavioral-health-model-of-service-delivery-workforce
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Neftali Serrano, Colleen Cordes, Barbara Cubic, Suzanne Daub
The growth of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model (PCBH) nationally has highlighted and created a workforce development challenge given that most mental health professionals are not trained for primary care specialization. This work provides a review of the current efforts to retrain mental health professionals to fulfill roles as Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) including certificate programs, technical assistance programs, literature and on-the-job training, as well as detail the future needs of the workforce if the model is to sustainably proliferate...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508025/graphical-coding-data-and-operational-guidance-for-implementation-or-modification-of-a-labview%C3%A2-based-phstat-system-for-the-cultivation-of-microalgae
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Rachel L Golda, Mark D Golda, Tawnya D Peterson, Joseph A Needoba
The influence of pH on phytoplankton physiology is an important facet of the body of research on ocean acidification. We provide data developed during the design and implementation of a novel pHstat system capable of maintaining both static and dynamic pH environments in a laboratory setting. These data both help improve functionality of the system, and provide specific coding blocks for controlling the pHstat using a LabVIEW® virtual instrument (VI). The data in this paper support the research article "Development of an economical, autonomous pHstat system for culturing phytoplankton under steady state or dynamic conditions" (Golda et al...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507914/intra-islet-endothelial-cell-and-%C3%AE-cell-crosstalk-implication-for-islet-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Siddharth Narayanan, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Maheswaran Dhanasekaran, William Tucker, Ankit Patel, Venugopal Subhashree, SriPrakash Mokshagundam, Michael G Hughes, Stuart K Williams, Appakalai N Balamurugan
The intra-islet microvasculature is a critical interface between the blood and islet endocrine cells governing a number of cellular and pathophysiological processes associated with the pancreatic tissue. A growing body of evidence indicates a strong functional and physical interdependency of β-cells with endothelial cells (ECs), the building blocks of islet microvasculature. Intra-islet ECs, actively regulate vascular permeability and appear to play a role in fine-tuning blood glucose sensing and regulation...
April 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506927/connecting-minds-and-sharing-emotions-through-mimicry-a-neurocognitive-model-of-emotional-contagion
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Eliska Prochazkova, Mariska E Kret
During social interactions, people tend to automatically align with or mimic their interactor's facial expressions, vocalizations, postures, and other bodily states. Automatic mimicry might be implicated in empathy, affiliation, and empathy, and is impaired in several pathologies. Despite a growing body of literature on its phenomenology, the function and underlying mechanisms of mimicry remain poorly understood. The current review puts forward a new Neurocognitive Model of Emotional Contagion (NMEC) demonstrating how basic automatic mimicry can give rise to emotional contagion...
May 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506127/living-into-death-a-case-for-an-iterative-fortified-and-cross-sector-approach-to-advance-care-planning
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Rebecca Llewellyn, Chrystal Jaye, Richard Egan, Wayne Cunningham, Jessica Young, Peter Radue
Advance care planning (ACP) has been framed as best practice for quality palliative care, yet a growing body of literature affirms the need for an early iterative ACP process to begin when people are young and healthy. A significant gap appears to exist in the literature regarding the utility of death conversations outside the end-of-life context. Could 'death conversations' early in life be an effective tool by which doctor and patient can co-construct a more healthful way of life, and realistic relationship with death? And what variables must be taken into account for these conversations to proceed successfully? This paper provides a narrative exploration of the value of death conversations in the clinical context in New Zealand...
May 16, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499848/understanding-obesity-in-the-context-of-an-indigenous-population-a-qualitative-study
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Ricky Bell, Catherine Smith, Leigh Hale, Geoffrey Kira, Steve Tumilty
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a progressive global phenomenon that is disparately prevalent amongst Indigenous populations. While there is a growing body of literature investigating the extrinsic contributors to obesity, there is a lack of evidence to elucidate intrinsic drivers in the context of an Indigenous population. METHODS: Qualitative research theory, inclusive of Indigenous knowledge systems, was applied to the narratives of 15 Indigenous (Māori) people aged between 18 and 65 to contextualise their understandings of obesity...
May 9, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499601/multicomponent-nanocrystals-with-anti-stokes-luminescence-as-contrast-agents-for-modern-imaging-techniques
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REVIEW
A N Generalova, B N Chichkov, E V Khaydukov
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have recently attracted great attention in theranostics due to their exceptional optical and physicochemical properties, which enable the design of a novel UCNP-based nanoplatform for luminescent imaging, temperature mapping, sensing, and therapy. In addition, UCNPs are considered to be ideal building blocks for development of multimodal probes for cells and whole body imaging, exploiting simple variation of host matrix, dopant ions, and surface chemistry...
May 4, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497244/invisible-voices-an-intersectional-exploration-of-quality-of-life-for-elderly-south-asian-immigrant-women-in-a-canadian-sample
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Shahid Alvi, Arshia U Zaidi
Despite the emerging presence of South Asian elderly population in Canada, there continues to be a paucity of research concerning the immigration and acculturation experiences of these marginalized elderly populations and their quality of life. This research builds knowledge of the quality of life experiences faced by South Asian elderly immigrant women residing in Canada using an intersectional analytical framework. While there is a gradually developing body of research regarding elder persons globally, the present research is unique in that explores challenges, stresses and strains, and builds an understanding of the treatment of older ethnic minorities and immigrant families...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493283/the-current-status-of-research-on-the-integration-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-hiv-services
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Charlotte E Warren, Susannah H Mayhew, Jonathan Hopkins
Integration of services for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV has been widely promoted globally in the belief that both clients and health providers benefit through improvements in quality, efficient use of resources, and lower costs, helping to maximize limited health resources and provide comprehensive client-centered care. This article builds on the growing body of research on integrated sexual SRH and HIV services. It brings together critical reviews on issues within the wider SRH and rights agenda and synthesizes recent research on integrated services, drawing on the Integra Initiative and other major research...
May 10, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492116/ethical-and-legal-perspectives-on-the-medical-practitioners-use-of-social-media
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Brenda Kubheka
Use of social media has increased exponentially throughout the world. Social media provides a platform for building social and professional relationships that can be used by all, including healthcare professionals. Alongside the benefits of creating networks and spreading information wider and faster than is possible with traditional communication channels, however, it presents ethical and legal challenges. For health professionals, it poses a threat to confidentiality and privacy owed to patients, colleagues and employers...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489264/critical-factors-for-the-recovery-of-marine-mammals
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Heike K Lotze, Joanna Mills Flemming, Anna M Magera
Over the past decades, much research has focused on understanding the critical factors for marine extinctions with the aim of preventing further species losses in the oceans. Although conservation and management strategies are enabling several species and populations to recover, others remain at low abundance levels or experience further declines. To understand these discrepancies, we asked which intrinsic and extrinsic factors are critical for the recovery of marine mammals. Building on a published database on abundance trends of 137 marine mammal populations worldwide, we compiled data on 28 potential critical factors and used random forests and additive mixed models in our analytical approach...
May 10, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488829/analyzing-the-relationship-between-anthropometric-and-motor-indices-with-basketball-specific-pre-planned-and-non-planned-agility-performances
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Miran Pehar, Nedim Sisic, Damir Sekulic, Milan Coh, Ognjen Uljevic, Miodrag Spasic, Ante Krolo, Kemal Idrizovic
BACKGROUND: Although agility is an important quality in basketball, factors associated with basketball specific pre-planned-agility (change-of-direction-speed - CODS) and non- planned-agility (reactive agility - RA) are rarely investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate relationship between anthropometric and motor indices with basketball-specific CODS and RA in male basketball players of high performance level. METHODS: We tested 88 high-level male basketball players (height: 194...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486875/a-qualitative-study-of-life-events-and-psychological-needs-underlying-the-decision-to-have-cosmetic-surgery
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Katia Locatelli, David Boccara, Antoine De Runz, Mathilde Fournier, Marc Chaouat, François Villa, Maurice Mimoun
Objective A thorough psychological assessment of patients requesting cosmetic surgery can help to protect them from the risk of postoperative dissatisfaction and the onset and/or aggravation of psychiatric disorders. This study seeks to shed more light on why people desire cosmetic surgery and thus help surgeons, psychiatrists, and psychologists to conduct assessments before surgery. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted with 35 subjects who requested cosmetic surgery. The interviews were recorded and transcribed and then analyzed qualitatively with Grounded Theory...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486555/autophagy-is-a-signature-of-a-signaling-network-that-maintains-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Michelle Nguyen-McCarty, Peter S Klein
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are able to self-renew and to differentiate into all blood cells. HSCs reside in a low-perfusion niche and depend on local signals to survive and to maintain the capacity for self-renewal. HSCs removed from the niche are unable to survive without addition of hematopoietic cytokines and rapidly lose their ability to self-renew. We reported previously that inhibition of both GSK-3 and mTORC1 is essential to maintain long-term HSCs ex vivo. Although Wnt/β-catenin signaling downstream of GSK-3 is required for this response, the downstream effectors of mTORC1 remain undefined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485392/ultra-large-supramolecular-coordination-cages-composed-of-endohedral-archimedean-and-platonic-bodies
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Kevin Byrne, Muhammad Zubair, Nianyong Zhu, Xiao-Ping Zhou, Daniel S Fox, Hongzhou Zhang, Brendan Twamley, Matthew J Lennox, Tina Düren, Wolfgang Schmitt
Pioneered by Lehn, Cram, Peterson and Breslow, supramolecular chemistry concepts have evolved providing fundamental knowledge of the relationships between the structures and reactivities of organized molecules. A particular fascinating class of metallo-supramolecular molecules are hollow coordination cages that provide cavities of molecular dimensions promoting applications in diverse areas including catalysis, enzyme mimetics and material science. Here we report the synthesis of coordination cages with exceptional cross-sectional diameters that are composed of multiple sub-cages providing numerous distinctive binding sites through labile coordination solvent molecules...
May 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482501/metallic-powder-bed-based-3d-printing-of-cellular-scaffolds-for-orthopaedic-implants-a-state-of-the-art-review-on-manufacturing-topological-design-mechanical-properties-and-biocompatibility
#19
REVIEW
X P Tan, Y J Tan, C S L Chow, S B Tor, W Y Yeong
Metallic cellular scaffold is one of the best choices for orthopaedic implants as a replacement of human body parts, which could improve life quality and increase longevity for the people needed. Unlike conventional methods of making cellular scaffolds, three-dimensional (3D) printing or additive manufacturing opens up new possibilities to fabricate those customisable intricate designs with highly interconnected pores. In the past decade, metallic powder-bed based 3D printing methods emerged and the techniques are becoming increasingly mature recently, where selective laser melting (SLM) and selective electron beam melting (SEBM) are the two representatives...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480824/-for-some-reason-i-find-it-hard-to-work-quickly-introduction-to-the-special-issue-on-sluggish-cognitive-tempo
#20
Stephen P Becker
The body of research investigating the sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) construct continues to accumulate at a rapid pace. This article provides an introduction to the Special Issue on SCT, which includes 10 empirical studies that collectively make a major contribution to the SCT knowledge base. Notably, the studies in this Special Issue include participants spanning in age from 4 to 64 years and from four continents, helping to move the field toward a life span, transcultural understanding of SCT. Together, these studies demonstrate that SCT symptoms can be distinguished from ADHD symptoms as early as preschool and that SCT does not fall under the overarching umbrella of ADHD...
June 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
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