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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454028/corrigendum-to-groundwater-arsenic-contamination-in-burkina-faso-west-africa-predicting-and-verifying-regions-at-risk-sci-total-environ-584-585-2017-958-970
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Anja Bretzler, Franck Lalanne, Julien Nikiema, Joel Podgorski, Numa Pfenninger, Michael Berg, Mario Schirmer
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April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453986/facilitating-smallholder-tree-farming-in-fragmented-tropical-landscapes-challenges-and-potentials-for-sustainable-land-management
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Syed Ajijur Rahman, Terry Sunderland, James M Roshetko, John Robert Healey
Under changing land use in tropical Asia, there is evidence of forest product diversification through implementation of tree-based farming by smallholders. This paper assesses in two locations, West Java, Indonesia and eastern Bangladesh, current land use conditions from the perspective of smallholder farmers, the factors that facilitate their adoption of tree farming, and the potential of landscape-scale approaches to foster sustainable land management. Data were collected through rapid rural appraisals, focus group discussions, field observations, semi-structured interviews of farm households and key informant interviews of state agricultural officers...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453748/incidence-of-pseudoprogression-in-low-grade-gliomas-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Sophie E van West, Hein G de Bruin, Bart van de Langerijt, Annemarie T Swaak-Kragten, Martin J van den Bent, Walter Taal
Background.: As the incidence of pseudo-progressive disease (psPD), or pseudoprogression, in low-grade glioma (LGG) is unknown, we retrospectively investigated this phenomenon in a cohort of LGG patients given radiotherapy (RT). Methods.: All MRI scans and clinical data from patients with histologically proven LGG treated with radiation between 2000 and 2011 were reviewed. PsPD was scored when a new enhancing lesion occurred after RT and subsequently disappeared or remained stable for at least a year without therapy, including dexamethasone...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453569/molecular-exploration-of-hidden-diversity-in-the-indo-west-pacific-sciaenid-clade
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Pei-Chun Lo, Shu-Hui Liu, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor, Wei-Jen Chen
The family Sciaenidae, known as croakers or drums, is one of the largest perciform fish families. A recent multi-gene based study investigating the phylogeny and biogeography of global sciaenids revealed that the origin and early diversification of this family occurred in tropical America during the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene before undergoing range expansions to other seas including the Indo-West Pacific, where high species richness is observed. Despite this clarification of the overall evolutionary history of the family, knowledge of the taxonomy and phylogeny of sciaenid genera endemic to the Indo-West Pacific is still limited due to lack of a thorough survey of all taxa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453513/genetic-diversity-and-population-structure-of-the-tsetse-fly-glossina-fuscipes-fuscipes-diptera-glossinidae-in-northern-uganda-implications-for-vector-control
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Robert Opiro, Norah P Saarman, Richard Echodu, Elizabeth A Opiyo, Kirstin Dion, Alexis Halyard, Augustine W Dunn, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone
Uganda is the only country where the chronic and acute forms of human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness both occur and are separated by < 100 km in areas north of Lake Kyoga. In Uganda, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is the main vector of the Trypanosoma parasites responsible for these diseases as well for the animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT), or Nagana. We used highly polymorphic microsatellite loci and a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) marker to provide fine scale spatial resolution of genetic structure of G...
April 28, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453403/high-rate-of-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigenemia-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-kakuri-kaduna-state-north-west-nigeria
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Cornelius Arome Omatola, Bernard Anyebe Onoja, Temitope Thomas
Globally, increased incidence of liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) is responsible for high morbidity and mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. This is because both viruses share common routes of transmission. We determined prevalence of HBV-HIV coinfection and the influence of some risk factors on concomitant infection among people living with HIV in a treatment center in Kakuri, Kaduna State. Two hundred consenting individuals with HIV infection participated in the study...
April 28, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453315/the-implementation-of-the-vessel-health-and-preservation-framework
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Valya Weston, Adele Nightingale, Chris O'Loughlin, Roy Ventura
Vascular access is an important component of health care but is not without associated risks, some of which can be life-threatening. The Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework was developed with the intention of providing frontline staff with a resource to assist in assessing and selecting the best vascular access device to meet individual patient needs and to preserve veins for future use. This article examines the impact of the introduction of the framework into a haematology ward in an acute hospital in the North West of England during a 3-month pilot study...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449218/development-and-pharmacologic-characterization-of-the-rat-6-hz-model-of-partial-seizures
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Cameron S Metcalf, Peter J West, Kyle E Thomson, Sharon F Edwards, Misty D Smith, H S White, Karen S Wilcox
OBJECTIVE: The mouse 6 Hz model of psychomotor seizures is a well-established and commonly used preclinical model for antiseizure drug (ASD) discovery. Despite its widespread use both in the identification and differentiation of novel ASDs in mice, a corresponding assay in rats has not been developed. We established a method for 6 Hz seizure induction in rats, with seizure behaviors similar to those observed in mice including head nod, jaw clonus, and forelimb clonus. METHODS: A convulsive current that elicits these seizure behaviors in 97% of rats (CC97 ) was determined using a Probit analysis...
April 27, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449115/estimation-of-state-level-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-us-states-and-district-of-columbia-2010
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Eli S Rosenberg, Eric W Hall, Patrick S Sullivan, Travis H Sanchez, Kimberly A Workowski, John W Ward, Deborah Holtzman
Background.: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Previous analyses of the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicated approximately 3.6 million noninstitutionalized persons with antibody to HCV (anti-HCV). However, state-level prevalence remains less understood and cannot be estimated reliably from NHANES alone. Methods.: We used 3 publicly available government data sources to estimate anti-HCV prevalence in each US state among noninstitutionalized persons aged ≥18 years...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449009/the-prognostic-value-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-contrast-agent-transfer-constant-k-trans-in-cervical-cancer-is-explained-by-plasma-flow-rather-than-vessel-permeability
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Ben R Dickie, Chris J Rose, Lucy E Kershaw, Stephanie B Withey, Bernadette M Carrington, Susan E Davidson, Gillian Hutchison, Catharine M L West
BACKGROUND: The microvascular contrast agent transfer constant K(trans) has shown prognostic value in cervical cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy. This study aims to determine whether this is explained by the contribution to K(trans) of plasma flow (Fp), vessel permeability surface-area product (PS), or a combination of both. METHODS: Pre-treatment dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data from 36 patients were analysed using the two-compartment exchange model...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448942/assessing-knowledge-of-symptoms-and-first-aid-care-of-epilepsy-in-grenada-west-indies
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Sean C Cofano, Disep Ojukwu, Natasha Mozumdar, Zainab Raza, Shipra Saigal, Shashank Musku, Safwan Zar, Michael Merolla, Tuula O Jalonen
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is increasingly prevalent in developing countries. It is critical to provide appropriate support to patients during seizures in order to prevent injuries. False beliefs regarding the etiology or pathogenesis of the epilepsy and inadequate health information may put patients with epilepsy or other seizure disorders at increased risk of injury. Our objective was to assess the level of epilepsy awareness amongst the general population in Grenada and educate the participants regarding proper first-aid measures...
April 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448923/impacts-of-himalayas-on-black-carbon-over-the-tibetan-plateau-during-summer-monsoon
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Shuyu Zhao, Xuexi Tie, Xin Long, Junji Cao
The Tibetan Plateau (TP) plays important roles in global climate and environment. This study combines in-situ BC measurements in the Himalayas and the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) with a regional dynamical and chemical model (WRF-Chem model) to investigate the effect of the trans-Himalayas on black carbon (BC) from the IGP to the TP during Indian summer monsoon. To determine topographic effects of the trans-Himalayas on BC concentrations over the TP, sensitive experiments were conducted by applying the WRF-Chem model...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448508/a-longitudinal-cline-characterizes-the-genetic-structure-of-human-populations-in-the-tibetan-plateau
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Choongwon Jeong, Benjamin M Peter, Buddha Basnyat, Maniraj Neupane, Cynthia M Beall, Geoff Childs, Sienna R Craig, John Novembre, Anna Di Rienzo
Indigenous populations of the Tibetan plateau have attracted much attention for their good performance at extreme high altitude. Most genetic studies of Tibetan adaptations have used genetic variation data at the genome scale, while genetic inferences about their demography and population structure are largely based on uniparental markers. To provide genome-wide information on population structure, we analyzed new and published data of 338 individuals from indigenous populations across the plateau in conjunction with worldwide genetic variation data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447931/time-trends-in-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-adults
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Jonas D Finger, Markus A Busch, Yong Du, Christin Heidemann, Hildtraud Knopf, Ronny Kuhnert, Thomas Lampert, Gert B M Mensink, Hannelore K Neuhauser, Angelika Schaffrath Rosario, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Anja Schienkiewitz, Julia Truthmann, Bärbel-Maria Kurth
BACKGROUND: Data from three representative health examination surveys in Germany were analyzed to examine secular trends in the prevalence and magnitude of cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: The target variables were the following cardiometabolic risk factors: lack of exercise, smoking, obesity, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, serum glucose, self-reported high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, and the use of antihypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, and antidiabetic drugs...
October 21, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447639/frequency-of-extreme-sahelian-storms-tripled-since-1982-in-satellite-observations
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Christopher M Taylor, Danijel Belušić, Françoise Guichard, Douglas J Parker, Théo Vischel, Olivier Bock, Phil P Harris, Serge Janicot, Cornelia Klein, Gérémy Panthou
The hydrological cycle is expected to intensify under global warming, with studies reporting more frequent extreme rain events in many regions of the world, and predicting increases in future flood frequency. Such early, predominantly mid-latitude observations are essential because of shortcomings within climate models in their depiction of convective rainfall. A globally important group of intense storms-mesoscale convective systems (MCSs)-poses a particular challenge, because they organize dynamically on spatial scales that cannot be resolved by conventional climate models...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447366/effects-of-dietary-lysine-levels-on-the-concentrations-of-selected-nutrient-metabolites-in-blood-plasma-of-late-stage-finishing-pigs
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N Regmi, T Wang, M A Crenshaw, B J Rude, S F Liao
Lysine is the first-limiting amino acid (AA) in typical swine diets and plays very important roles in promoting growth performance of pigs. This research was conducted to study the effects of dietary lysine on blood plasma concentrations of protein, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolites of pigs. Eighteen crossbred finishing pigs (nine barrows and nine gilts; initial BW 92.3 ± 6.9 kg) were individually penned in an environment controlled barn. Pigs were assigned to three dietary treatments according to a randomized complete block design with gender as block and pig as experimental unit (6 pigs/treatment)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447235/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-diseases-in-a-semi-urban-nigerian-community-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey-using-copcord-methodology
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Uhunmwangho U Courage, Dungwom P Stephen, Imoh C Lucius, Charles Ani, Agbaji O Oche, Agaba I Emmanuel, Adelowo O Olufemi
The International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic diseases (COPCORD) to promote the growth of rheumatology in developing countries. This is the first COPCORD-type survey carried out in a West African community. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in a semi-urban Nigerian community, using the COPCORD methodology. This is a cross-sectional total population survey, carried out in Katon Rikkos, Jos, Nigeria, from June 2015 to November 2016...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447201/teleophthalmology-image-based-navigated-retinal-laser-therapy-for-diabetic-macular-edema-a-concept-of-retinal-telephotocoagulation
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Igor Kozak, John F Payne, Patrik Schatz, Eman Al-Kahtani, Moritz Winkler
BACKGROUND: To determine the feasibility and efficacy of a retinal telephotocoagulation treatment plan for diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Prospective, interventional cohort study at two clinical sites. Sixteen eyes of ten subjects with diabetic macular edema underwent navigated focal laser photocoagulation using a novel teleretinal treatment plan. Clinic 1 (King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) collected retinal images and fundus fluorescein angiogram...
April 26, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447193/ebola-and-marburg-virus-vaccines
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REVIEW
Pierce Reynolds, Andrea Marzi
The filoviruses, Ebola virus (EBOV), and Marburg virus (MARV), are among the most pathogenic viruses known to man and the causative agents of viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Africa with case fatality rates of up to 90%. Nearly 30,000 infections were observed in the latest EBOV epidemic in West Africa; previous outbreaks were much smaller, typically only affecting less than a few hundred people. Compared to other diseases such as AIDS or Malaria with millions of cases annually, filovirus hemorrhagic fever (FHF) is one of the neglected infectious diseases...
April 26, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447063/lymphadenectomy-how-to-do-it
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REVIEW
Simone Giacopuzzi, Maria Bencivenga, Chiara Cipollari, Jacopo Weindelmayer, Giovanni de Manzoni
According to the more recent European guidelines, the D2 lymphadenectomy is considered the standard for curative intent treatment of patients with gastric cancer. Although, the surgical definition of D2 dissection and its technical aspects had been learned from Eastern surgeons in the past decades, some variations in the approach to D2 lymphadenectomy by European surgeons were detectable in randomized clinical trials dealing with lymphadenectomy. Despite in more recent years an improvement in surgical quality has been reported in European series, some differences in the practice of D2 dissection are thought to persist...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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