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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448582/comparison-of-multiple-obesity-indices-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-classification-in-south-asian-adults-the-carrs-study
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Shivani A Patel, Mohan Deepa, Roopa Shivashankar, Mohammed K Ali, Deksha Kapoor, Ruby Gupta, Dorothy Lall, Nikhil Tandon, Viswanathan Mohan, M Masood Kadir, Zafar Fatmi, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K M Venkat Narayan
BACKGROUND: We comparatively assessed the performance of six simple obesity indices to identify adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a diverse and contemporary South Asian population. METHODS: 8,892 participants aged 20-60 years in 2010-2011 were analyzed. Six obesity indices were examined: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-height ratio (WHtR), waist-hip ratio (WHR), log of the sum of triceps and subscapular skin fold thickness (LTS), and percent body fat derived from bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443368/improving-bioelectricity-generation-and-cod-removal-of-sewage-sludge-in-microbial-desalination-cell
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Atieh Ebrahimi, Daryoush Yousefi Kebria, Ghasem D Najafpour
Improving wastewater treatment process and water desalination are two important solutions for increasing the available supply of fresh water. Microbial desalination cells (MDCs) with common electrolytes display relatively low organic matter removal and high cost. In this study, sewage sludge was used as the substrate in the MDC under three different initial salt concentrations (5, 20 and 35 g.L(-1)) and the maximum salt removal rates of 50.6, 64 and 69.6% were obtained under batch condition, respectively. The MDC also produced the maximum power density of 47...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436059/high-performance-respiration-based-biocell-using-artificial-nanochannel-regulation
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Qianqian Zhang, Xiulin Li, Yang Chen, Qian Zhang, Huixue Liu, Jin Zhai, Xiaoda Yang
Based on electron and proton transfer events occurring in biological respiration, a mitochondria-based biocell is constructed by combining with artificial nanochannels. In this biocell, mitochondria transfer electrons to the working electrode and pump protons into the electrolyte through the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The nanochannels provide passages for protons to transport along the transmembrane concentration gradient to consume electrons on the counter electrode, forming a continuous and stable current...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434787/integrated-ecotechnology-approach-towards-treatment-of-complex-wastewater-with-simultaneous-bioenergy-production
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Manupati Hemalatha, J Shanthi Sravan, Dileep Kumar Yeruva, S Venkata Mohan
Sequential integration of three stage diverse biological processes was studied by exploiting the individual process advantage towards enhanced treatment of complex chemical based wastewater. A successful attempt to integrate sequence batch reactor (SBR) with bioelectrochemical treatment (BET) and finally with microalgae treatment was studied. The sequential integration has showed individual substrate degradation (COD) of 55% in SBR, 49% in BET and 56% in microalgae, accounting for a consolidated treatment efficiency of 90%...
March 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432747/whole-body-adipose-tissue-and-lean-muscle-volumes-and-their-distribution-across-gender-and-age-mr-derived-normative-values-in-a-normal-weight-swiss-population
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Erika J Ulbrich, Daniel Nanz, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, Magda Marcon, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To determine age- and gender-dependent whole-body adipose tissue and muscle volumes in healthy Swiss volunteers in Dixon MRI in comparison with anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) measurements. METHODS: Fat-water-separated whole-body 3 Tesla MRI of 80 healthy volunteers (ages 20 to 62 years) with a body mass index (BMI) of 17.5 to 26.2 kg/m(2) (10 men, 10 women per decade). Age and gender-dependent volumes of total adipose tissue (TAT), visceral adipose tissue (VAT), total abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (ASAT) and total abdominal adipose tissue (TAAT), and the total lean muscle tissue (TLMT) normalized for body height were determined by semi-automatic segmentation, and correlated with anthropometric and BIA measurements as well as lifestyle parameters...
April 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424026/walking-ability-following-hybrid-assistive-limb-treatment-for-a-patient-with-chronic-myelopathy-after-surgery-for-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Shigeki Kubota, Tetsuya Abe, Hideki Kadone, Kengo Fujii, Yukiyo Shimizu, Aiki Marushima, Tomoyuki Ueno, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yasushi Hada, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
CONTEXT: The hybrid assistive limb (HAL) (the wearable robot) can assist kinesis during voluntary control of hip and knee joint motion by detecting the wearer's bioelectric signals on the surface of their skin. The purpose of this study was to report on walking ability following the wearable robot treatment in a patient with chronic myelopathy after surgery for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). FINDINGS: The patient was a 66-year-old woman with cervical OPLL who was able to ambulate independently with the aid of bilateral crutches...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422530/physiological-changes-following-competition-in-male-and-female-physique-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Eric T Trexler, Katie R Hirsch, Bill I Campbell, Abbie E Smith-Ryan
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate changes in body composition, metabolic rate, and hormones during post-competition recovery. Data were collected from natural physique athletes (7 male/8 female) within one week before (T1) competition, within one week after (T2), and 4-6 weeks after (T3) competition. Measures included body composition (fat mass [FM] and lean mass [LM] from ultrasongraphy), resting metabolic rate (RMR; indirect calorimetry), and salivary leptin, testosterone, cortisol, ghrelin, and insulin...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421337/glucose-independent-association-of-adiposity-and-diet-composition-with-cardiovascular-risk-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Claudio Maffeis, Elena Fornari, Anita Morandi, Claudia Piona, Francesca Tomasselli, Mara Tommasi, Marco Marigliano
AIMS: To test the hypothesis that diet composition, adiposity and glycometabolic control could independently contribute to an increase in the cardiovascular risk (CVR) for children/adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: One hundred and eighty children/adolescents with T1D (age range 5-18 years) were enrolled. Diet (3-day weighed dietary record), physical (height, weight, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance analysis) and biochemical (HbA1c, lipid profile) parameters were recorded...
April 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420663/optimal-body-fat-percentage-cut-off-values-for-identifying-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-mongolian-and-han-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-inner-mongolia-china
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Yanlong Li, Hailing Wang, Ke Wang, Wenrui Wang, Fen Dong, Yonggang Qian, Haiying Gong, Guodong Xu, Guoju Li, Li Pan, Guangjin Zhu, Guangliang Shan
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to determine the optimal cut-off values of body fat percentage (BF%) for the detection of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Mongolian and Han adults. METHOD: This cross-sectional study involving 3221 Chinese adults (2308 Han and 913 Mongolian) aged 20-80 years was conducted in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, in 2014. Data from a standardised questionnaire, physical examination and blood sample were obtained...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418363/-correlation-of-the-intra-operative-neuromonitoring-data-and-emg-characteristics-of-post-operative-motor-deficit-in-patients-with-spinal-deformities
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А P Shein, М S Sayphutdinov, А А Skripnikov, G А Krivoruchko, S О Ryabykh
AIM: To correlate electroneuromyigraphic (ENMG) manifestations of post-operative motor deficit developed in patients after spinal deformity correction with qualitative evaluation of the severity of intra-operative pyramidal disorders according to protocol of intra-operative neuromonitoring (IONM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: ENMG data of 87 patients aged 6-43 years with spinal deformities of different etiology were analyzed before and after surgical correction and were correlated with intra-operative neuromonitoring course...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415069/comparison-of-bioimpedance-and-underwater-weighing-body-fat-percentage-before-and-acutely-after-exercise-at-varying-intensities
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Brett S Nickerson, Michael R Esco, Brian M Kliszczewicz, Todd J Freeborn
Nickerson, BS, Esco, MR, Kliszczewicz, BM, and Freeborn, TJ. Comparison of bioimpedance and underwater weighing body fat percentage before and acutely after exercise at varying intensities. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1395-1402, 2017-The purpose of this study was to compare single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) with underwater weighing (UWW) body fat percentage (BF%) before (PRE), immediately post (IP), and 60 minutes post (60P) an acute bout of moderate and vigorous aerobic exercise...
May 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415066/effect-of-barbell-weight-on-the-structure-of-the-flat-bench-press
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Henryk Król, Artur Gołaś
Król, H and Gołaś, A. Effect of barbell weight on the structure of the flat bench press. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1321-1337, 2017-In this study, we have used the multimodular measuring system SMART. The system consisted of 6 infrared cameras and a wireless module to measure muscle bioelectric activity. In addition, the path of the barbell was measured with a special device called the pantograph. Our study concerns the change in the structure of the flat bench press when the weight of the barbell is increased...
May 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414253/suggestions-for-assessment-of-muscle-mass-in-primary-care-setting
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Ozlem Yilmaz, Gulistan Bahat
Sarcopenia is one of the prevalent geriatric syndromes that adversely affects the functionality in the older adults. The diagnosis of sarcopenia requires documentation of decreased muscle mass and decreased muscle strength or physical function. The implication of user-friendly and inexpensive methods that could be used to assess sarcopenia in real-life settings is suggested in a recent debate paper. For muscle mass assessment, bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were described as having the same ease for muscle mass assessment in terms of applicability...
April 17, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411023/comparison-of-bioelectrical-impedance-and-dxa-for-measuring-body-composition-among-adults-with-down-syndrome
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Michael R Esco, Brett S Nickerson, Angela R Russell
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have been shown to display high levels of adiposity and a unique body shape. Laboratory methods used to evaluate body composition might be too cumbersome for this special population. Therefore, field methods are desired due to their non-invasive nature. OBJECTIVE: to determine the agreement between dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for measuring body fat percentage BF% and fat-free mass (FFM) among adults with DS...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410328/manipulation-of-muscle-creatine-and-glycogen-changes-dual-x-ray-absorptiometry-estimates-of-body-composition
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Julia L Bone, Megan L Ross, Kristyen A Tomcik, Nikki A Jeacocke, Will G Hopkins, Louise M Burke
Standardizing a dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) protocol is thought to provide a reliable measurement of body composition. PURPOSE: We investigated the effects of manipulating muscle glycogen and creatine content independently and additively on DXA estimates of lean mass. METHOD: Eighteen well-trained male cyclists undertook a parallel group application of creatine loading (n = 9) (20 g·d for 5 d loading; 3 g·d maintenance) or placebo (n = 9) with crossover application of glycogen loading (12 v 6 g·kg BM per day for 48 h) as part of a larger study involving a glycogen-depleting exercise protocol...
May 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407637/pneumatic-compression-but-not-exercise-can-avoid-intradialytic-hypotension-a-randomized-trial
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Valeria R C Álvares, Camila D Ramos, Benedito J Pereira, Ana Lucia Pinto, Rosa M A Moysés, Bruno Gualano, Rosilene M Elias
BACKGROUND: Conventional hemodialysis (HD) is associated with dialysis-induced hypotension (DIH) and ineffective phosphate removal. As the main source of extracellular fluid removed during HD are the legs, we sought to reduce DIH and increase phosphate removal by using cycling and pneumatic compression, which would potentially provide higher venous return, preserving central blood flow and also offering more phosphate to the dialyzer. METHODS: We evaluated 21 patients in a randomized crossover fashion in which each patient underwent 3 different HD: control; cycling exercise during the first 60 min; and pneumatic compression during the first 60 min...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401395/simultaneous-wastewater-treatment-and-bioelectricity-production-in-microbial-fuel-cells-using-cross-linked-chitosan-graphene-oxide-mixed-matrix-membranes
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Shima L Holder, Ching-Hwa Lee, Srinivasa R Popuri
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are emerging technology for wastewater treatment by chemical oxygen demand (COD) reduction and simultaneous bioelectricity production. Fabrication of an effective proton exchange membrane (PEM) is a vital component for MFC performance. In this work, green chitosan-based (CS) PEMs were fabricated with graphene oxide (GO) as filler material (CS-GO) and cross-linked with phosphoric acid (CS-GO-P(24)) or sulfuric acid (CS-GO-S(24)) to determine their effect on PEM properties. Interrogation of the physicochemical, thermal, and mechanical properties of the cross-linked CS-GO PEMs demonstrated that ionic cross-linking based on the incorporation of PO4(3-) groups in the CS-GO mixed-matrix composites, when compared with sulfuric acid cross-linking commonly used in proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) studies, generated additional density of ionic cluster domains, rendered enhanced sorption properties, and augmented the thermal and mechanical stability of the composite structure...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397943/anthropometric-and-central-obesity-indices-as-predictors-of-long-term-cardiometabolic-risk-among-saudi-young-and-middle-aged-men-and-women
#18
Mahmoud M A Abulmeaty, Ali M Almajwal, Najwa K Almadani, Mona S Aldosari, Ahmed A Alnajim, Saeed B Ali, Heba M Hassan, Hany A Elkatawy
To investigate the prediction of long-term cardiometabolic risk using anthropometric and central obesity parameters.  Methods: A total of 390 Saudi subjects (men 42.8%) aged 18-50 years were enrolled in a cross-sectional study in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between August 2014 and  January 2016. All   participants were instructed to fast for 12 hours before taking blood samples for glucose and lipid panel analyses. A full anthropometric measurement and bioelectric impedance analysis was performed...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394730/resistance-training-prescription-with-different-load-management-methods-improves-phase-angle-in-older-women
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Alex S Ribeiro, Brad J Schoenfeld, Mariana F Souza, Crisieli M Tomeleri, Analiza M Silva, Denílson C Teixeira, Luís B Sardinha, Edilson S Cyrino
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of two different resistance training (RT) prescription methods on phase angle (PA) in older women. Seventy-six older women (68.5 ± 5.7 years) were randomly assigned to one of three groups: two training groups that performed an eight-week RT programme either in a constant load (CT, n = 25) or an ascending pyramidal load (PR, n =  26) routine three times per week, or a control group (CG, n =  25) that performed no exercise. The CT programme consisted of three sets of 8-12 repetition maximum (RM) with a constant load for the three sets, whereas the PR training consisted of three sets of 12/10/8 RM with incremental loads for each set...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394547/influence-of-male-obesity-on-fertility
#20
Miro Kasum, Sonja Anić-Jurica, Ermin Čehić, Tajana Klepac-Pulanić, Josip Juras, Kristina Žužul
The aim of this review is to analyze current diagnostic approaches to obesity in adult men, the potential mechanisms linking obesity to infertility, and treatment options aimed at improving reproductive health. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic with the estimated prevalence increasing from 28.8% to 36.9% between 1980 and 2013. In terms of diagnosis, numerous simple techniques have been developed including body mass index, waist to hip ratio, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance analysis, ultrasound and skinfold measurements...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
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