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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767135/impacts-of-energy-feeds-and-supplemental-protease-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-and-gut-health-of-pigs-from-18-to-45-kg-body-weight
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Hongyu Chen, Shihai Zhang, Inkyung Park, Sung Woo Kim
A total of 144 pigs with 18.4 ± 2.3 kg initial body weight (BW) at 6 wk of age were used in a 40-d trial to evaluate effects of protease (300,000 U/kg feed, BioResource International Inc., Durham, NC, USA) on growth performance, apparent ileal digestibility (AID) of nutrients, and gut health of pigs fed diets with sorghum. Pigs were randomly allotted to 4 treatments (12 pens per treatment, 3 pigs per pen) in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement (corn or sorghum basal diets, and 0 or 0.05% protease as 2 factors) with sex and initial BW as blocks...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761912/proteinase-pattern-of-honeybee-prepupae-from-healthy-and-american-foulbrood-infected-bees-investigated-by-zymography-the-numbered-spots-figure-4-were-excised-from-the-gels-and-they-were-individually-transferred-to-a-1-5-ml-microcentrifuge-tube-spots-were-destained
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Proteinase pattern of honeybee prepupae from healthy and American Foulbrood infected bees investigated by zymography: The numbered spots (figure 4) were excised from the gels and they were individually transferred to a 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tube. Spots were destained and proteins digested as reported by Dani et al. 40. Each peptide mixture was submitted to capillary-LC-μESI-MS/MS analysis on an Ultimate 3000 HPLC (Dionex, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy) coupled to a LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer (Thermo Fisher, Bremen, Germany). Peptides were concentrated on a precolumn cartridge PepMap100 C18 (300 μm i.d. × 5 mm, 5 μm, 100 Å, LC Packings Dionex) and then eluted on a homemade capillary column packed with Aeris Peptide XB-C18 phase (180 μm i.d. × 15 cm, 3.6 μm, 100 Å, Phenomenex, Torrance, CA, USA) at 1 μl/min. The loading mobile phases were: 0.1% TFA in H 2 O (phase A) and 0.1% TFA in CH 3 CN (phase B). The elution mobile phases composition was: H 2 O 0.1% formic acid/CH 3 CN 97/3 (phase A) and CH 3 CN 0.1% formic acid/ H 2 O 97/3 (phase B). The elution program was: 0 min, 4% B; 10 min, 40% B; 30 min, 65% B; 35 min, 65% B; 36 min, 90% B; 40 min, 90% B; 41 min, 4%B; 60 min, 4% B. Mass spectra were acquired in positive ion mode, setting the spray voltage at 1.8 kV, the capillary voltage and temperature respectively at 45 V and 200°C, and the tube lens at 130 V. Data were acquired in data-dependent mode with dynamic exclusion enabled (repeat count 2, repeat duration 15 s, exclusion duration 30 s); survey MS scans were recorded in the Orbitrap analyzer in the mass range 300-2000 m/z at a 15,000 nominal resolution at m/z = 400; then up to three most intense ions in each full MS scan were fragmented (isolation width 3 m/z, normalized collision energy 30) and analyzed in the IT analyzer. Monocharged ions did not trigger MS/MS experiments.
Antonio Felicioli, Barbara Turchi, Filippo Fratini, Matteo Giusti, Roberta Nuvoloni, Francesca Romana Dani, Simona Sagona
American foulbrood disease (AFB) is the main devastating disease that affects honeybees' brood, caused by Paenibacillus larvae. The trend of the research on AFB has addressed the mechanisms by which P. larvae bacteria kill honeybee larvae. Since prepupae could react to the infection of AFB by increasing protease synthesis, the aim of this work was to compare protease activity in worker prepupae belonging to healthy colonies and to colonies affected by AFB. This investigation was performed by zymography. In gel, proteolytic activity was observed in prepupae extracts belonging to the healthy colonies...
May 15, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758400/a-method-to-quantify-and-value-floodplain-sediment-and-nutrient-retention-ecosystem-services
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Kristina G Hopkins, Gregory B Noe, Fabiano Franco, Emily J Pindilli, Stephanie Gordon, Marina J Metes, Peter R Claggett, Allen C Gellis, Cliff R Hupp, Dianna M Hogan
Floodplains provide critical ecosystem services to local and downstream communities by retaining floodwaters, sediments, and nutrients. The dynamic nature of floodplains is such that these areas can both accumulate sediment and nutrients through deposition, and export material downstream through erosion. Therefore, estimating floodplain sediment and nutrient retention should consider the net flux of both depositional and erosive processes. An ecosystem services framework was used to quantify and value the sediment and nutrient ecosystem service provided by floodplains in the Difficult Run watershed, a small (151 km2 ) suburban watershed located in the Piedmont of Virginia (USA)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725983/liberty-asthma-quest-phase-3-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-to-evaluate-dupilumab-efficacy-safety-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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William W Busse, Jorge F Maspero, Klaus F Rabe, Alberto Papi, Sally E Wenzel, Linda B Ford, Ian D Pavord, Bingzhi Zhang, Heribert Staudinger, Gianluca Pirozzi, Nikhil Amin, Bolanle Akinlade, Laurent Eckert, Jingdong Chao, Neil M H Graham, Ariel Teper
INTRODUCTION: Dupilumab, a fully human anti-IL-4Rα monoclonal antibody, inhibits signaling of both interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, which are key drivers of type 2-mediated inflammation. Dupilumab is approved in the EU, USA, and other countries for the treatment of adults with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Following positive phase 2 results in asthma, the phase 3 Liberty Asthma QUEST trial was initiated to provide further evidence for dupilumab efficacy and safety in patients with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma...
May 3, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699491/live-attenuated-salmonella-typhimurium-vaccines-delivering-saesxa-and-saesxb-via-type-iii-secretion-system-confer-protection-against-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Chen Xu, Bao-Zhong Zhang, Qiubin Lin, Jian Deng, Bin Yu, Smriti Arya, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Jian-Dong Huang
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) causes a wide range of infectious diseases in human and animals. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains demands novel strategies for prophylactic vaccine development. In this study, live attenuated S. enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) vaccine against S. aureus infection was developed, in which Salmonella Pathogenesis Island-1 Type 3 Secretion System (SPI-1 T3SS) was employed to deliver SaEsxA and SaEsxB, two of ESAT-6-like (Early Secreted Antigenic Target-6) virulence factors of S...
April 25, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694244/cost-effectiveness-of-long-acting-injectable-aripiprazole-once-monthly-400-mg-in-bipolar-i-disorder-in-the-usa
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Margarida Augusto, Mallik Greene, Maëlys Touya, Samantha Min Sweeney, Heidi Waters
AIM: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of aripiprazole once-monthly 400/300 mg (AOM 400) in maintenance monotherapy treatment of bipolar I disorder (BP-I). METHODS: A de novo lifetime Markov model was developed for BP-I using available data for AOM 400 and relevant comparators. Base-case analysis considered costs and outcomes from the US payer perspective. RESULTS: The cost per quality-adjusted life year gained with AOM 400 versus comparators ranged from US$2007 versus oral asenapine to dominance (i...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694243/budget-impact-analysis-of-long-acting-injectable-aripiprazole-once-monthly-400-mg-in-bipolar-i-disorder-in-the-usa
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Margarida Augusto, Mallik Greene, Maëlys Touya, Samantha Min Sweeney, Heidi Waters
AIM: To estimate the budget impact (BI) of introducing aripiprazole once-monthly 400 mg/300 mg (AOM 400) in the maintenance monotherapy treatment of bipolar I disorder versus long-acting injectables, oral antipsychotics and best supportive care. METHODS: A BI model was developed from a US-payer perspective using treatment-related, hospitalization and adverse event management cost estimates for a hypothetical 1,000,000-member health plan over a 5-year period. RESULTS: Market share of AOM 400 was predicted to increase from 0...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661240/access-factors-linked-to-maternal-deaths-in-lundazi-district-eastern-province-of-zambia-a-case-control-study-analysing-maternal-death-reviews
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Nkumbula Moyo, Mpundu Makasa, Mumbi Chola, Patrick Musonda
BACKGROUND: Access factors associated with maternal death are important to understand because they are considered to be an essential measure of women's health and indicative of the performance of health care systems in any community globally. This study aimed to analyse the access risk factors linked to maternal deaths in Lundazi district of the Eastern Province of Zambia using secondary data obtained from maternal death reviews and delivery registers. METHODS: This was a case-control study with cases being recorded maternal deaths for Lundazi district (n = 100) while controls were randomly selected Lundazi District Hospital deliveries (n = 300) for the period 2010 to 2015...
April 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659477/alpha-toxin-contributes-to-biofilm-formation-among-staphylococcus-aureus-wound-isolates
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Michele J Anderson, Emily Schaaf, Laura M Breshears, Heidi W Wallis, James R Johnson, Christine Tkaczyk, Bret R Sellman, Jisun Sun, Marnie L Peterson
Biofilms complicate treatment of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) wound infections. Previously, we determined alpha-toxin (AT)-promoted SA biofilm formation on mucosal tissue. Therefore, we evaluated SA wound isolates for AT production and biofilm formation on epithelium and assessed the role of AT in biofilm formation. Thirty-eight wound isolates were molecularly typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (ST), and spa typing. We measured biofilm formation of these SA isolates in vitro and ex vivo and quantified ex vivo AT production...
April 16, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628718/preliminary-results-of-lumbar-disk-herniation-surgery-by-endoscopic-destandau-method
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Keyvan Mostofi, Reza Karimi Khouzani
Background: The incidence of Disc herniation is about 2-3% of population. Each year 300,000 procedures performed in USA. The aim of this paper is to describe the utility of endoscopic procedure in treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Methods: We operated 359 patients from September 2013 to December 2016 for lumbar disk herniation by Endoscopic DESTANDAU method (EDM). The average length of surgery was 47 min. We operated 211 male and 148 female patients. In average, patients had pain for 4...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623512/incorporating-promis-symptom-measures-into-primary-care-practice-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kurt Kroenke, Tasneem L Talib, Timothy E Stump, Jacob Kean, David A Haggstrom, Paige DeChant, Kittie R Lake, Madison Stout, Patrick O Monahan
BACKGROUND: Symptoms account for more than 400 million clinic visits annually in the USA. The SPADE symptoms (sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue) are particularly prevalent and undertreated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of providing PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Information System) symptom scores to clinicians on symptom outcomes. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial conducted from March 2015 through May 2016 in general internal medicine and family practice clinics in an academic healthcare system...
April 5, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588581/maintenance-inhaler-preference-attribute-importance-and-satisfaction-in-prescribing-physicians-and-patients-with-asthma-copd-or-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-consulting-for-routine-care
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Bo Ding, Mark Small, Gina Scheffel, Ulf Holmgren
Background: In respiratory disorders, patient- and physician-perceived satisfaction with the maintenance inhaler device is an important factor driving treatment compliance and outcomes. We examine inhaler preferences in asthma and COPD from patient and physician perspectives, particularly focusing on the relative importance of individual device attributes and patient characteristics guiding inhaler choice. Materials and methods: Real-world data from >7,300 patients with asthma, COPD, or asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) consulting for routine care were derived from respiratory Disease Specific Programs conducted in Europe, USA, Japan, and China...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552608/evaluation-of-0-%C3%A2-m-%C3%A2-8-earthquake-data-sets-in-african-asian-region-during-1966-2015
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Theophilus Aanuoluwa Adagunodo, Sebastian Lüning, Adekunle Michael Adeleke, Julius Oluwasegun Omidiora, Ahzegbobor Philips Aizebeokhai, Kehinde David Oyeyemi, Olaide Sakiru Hammed
This article evaluates the occurrence of 0 [Formula: see text] M [Formula: see text] 8 earthquake data sets for the period of 50 years (that is, January 1, 1966 to December 31, 2015) in African and Western Asia region. It is bounded by latitude 40° S to 40° N and longitude 30° W to 60° E with the focal depth of 0-700 km. Seventy seven thousand, six hundred and ninety-six data points were presented for the analysis. The data used were extracted from earthquake catalog of Advanced National Seismic system via http://quake...
April 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525885/utilization-patterns-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-italy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marco Orsini Federici, Janette McQuillan, Giovanni Biricolti, Serena Losi, Jeremie Lebrec, Catrina Richards, Cristiana Miglio, Kirsi Norrbacka
INTRODUCTION: Real-world evidence on glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RAs) usage is emerging in different European countries but is lacking in Italy. This retrospective cohort study aimed to describe the real-world drug utilization patterns in patients initiating GLP-1 RAs for treating T2DM in Italy. METHODS: Adults aged ≥ 20 years and with ≥ 1 oral antidiabetic drug (alone or in combination with insulin) other than GLP-1 RAs in the 6 months prior to initiating exenatide twice daily (exBID), exenatide once weekly (exQW), dulaglutide once weekly (DULA), liraglutide once daily (LIRA) or lixisenatide once daily (LIXI) between March and July 2016 were retrospectively identified in the Italian IMS LifeLink™ longitudinal prescriptions database (retail pharmacy data)...
April 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498742/potential-associations-between-atazanavir-exposure-and-clinical-outcome-a-pharmacokinetic-sub-study-from-the-modat-randomized-trial
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Elisa Colella, Dario Cattaneo, Laura Galli, Sara Baldelli, Emilio Clementi, Massimo Galli, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonella Castagna, Stefano Rusconi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo
The 96-week results of the Monotherapy Once a Day with Atazanavir/r (MODAt) study [NCT01511809] showed an inferior virological efficacy of atazanavir (ATV)/ritonavir monotherapy versus triple therapy, which was promptly retrieved by the reintroduction of nucleoside/nucleotide inhibitors of reverse transcriptase [N(n)RTIs]. We aimed to identify potential relationships between ATV exposure and clinical outcome in HIV-1 subjects treated with ATV/ritonavir monotherapy [ATV/r 300/100mg] versus ATV/ritonavir triple therapy [ATV/r 300/100mg+2NRTIs]...
March 2, 2018: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496100/pilot-study-of-the-financial-and-practice-protocol-impacts-of-canine-influenza-virus-h3n2-outbreaks-in-example-veterinary-practices
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Kennedy Mwacalimba, Annette Litster
Since March 2015, canine influenza virus (CIV) H3N2 has caused widespread outbreaks in dogs across the USA. The effects of local H3N2 outbreaks on veterinary practices were investigated using an online interface and followed with phone calls to respondents when necessary. An outbreak was defined as confirmed diagnosis of H3N2 by either PCR or serology in at least four dogs. Of 30 practices invited to participate, five met the entry criteria: at least one documented H3N2 outbreak in the previous 12 months, a predominantly (≥70%) small animal caseload, and adequate financial records to complete the survey...
March 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484857/biomechanical-analysis-of-a-novel-intercalary-prosthesis-for-humeral-diaphyseal-segmental-defect-reconstruction
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Li-Ming Zhao, Dong-Mu Tian, Yue Wei, Jun-Hui Zhang, Zheng-Lin Di, Zhi-Yong He, Yong-Cheng Hu
OBJECTIVE: To study the biomechanical properties of a novel modular intercalary prosthesis for humeral diaphyseal segmental defect reconstruction, to establish valid finite element humerus and prosthesis models, and to analyze the biomechanical differences in modular intercalary prostheses with or without plate fixation. METHODS: Three groups were set up to compare the performance of the prosthesis: intact humerus, humerus-prosthesis and humerus-prosthesis-plate...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472991/the-axial-skeleton-of-poposaurus-langstoni-pseudosuchia-poposauroidea-and-its-implications-for-accessory-intervertebral-articulation-evolution-in-pseudosuchian-archosaurs
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Candice M Stefanic, Sterling J Nesbitt
Dinosaurs and their close relatives grew to sizes larger than any other terrestrial animal in the history of life on Earth, and many enormous dinosaurs (e.g., Diplodocus , Spinosaurus , Tyrannosaurus ) have accessory intervertebral articulations that have been suggested to support these large body sizes. Some pseudosuchian archosaurs have been reported to have these articulations as well, but few have been characterized in these taxa because of a lower abundance of complete, three-dimensional pseudosuchian vertebral material in relation to dinosaurs...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466717/is-bigger-better-driving-factors-of-potw-performance-in-new-york
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Brian G Rahm, Natalie Morse, Michelle Bowen, Jun Choi, Dhaval Mehta, Sridhar Vedachalam
Like many regions around the world, New York State, USA, faces challenges in meeting wastewater treatment quality standards because of aging infrastructure, limited funding, shifting demographics and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. In recent decades construction of new wastewater treatment and distribution infrastructure in NY has most often occurred in exurban communities and suburban developments that are less dense than traditional urban cores. Here, we examine the role of size and capacity utilization on wastewater treatment effectiveness with respect to critical effluent parameters, and additionally explore which common facility engineering controls influence water quality treatment using a unique dataset of descriptive information...
May 15, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423358/using-the-precede-proceed-model-for-an-online-peer-to-peer-suicide-prevention-and-awareness-for-depression-spad-intervention-among-african-american-college-students-experimental-study
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Ledetra Shanta Bridges, Manoj Sharma, Jung Hye Sung Lee, Russell Bennett, Sarah G Buxbaum, Jacqueline Reese-Smith
Background: Suicide rates are high among African American students because they are at a greater risk of depression. A commonly used suicide prevention approach is the gatekeeper training. However, gatekeeper training is neither evidence-based nor has it been identified as culturally-appropriate for African American college students. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an online peer-to-peer PRECEDE-PROCEED model based depression awareness and suicide prevention program that was culturally appropriate for African American college students...
2018: Health Promotion Perspectives
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