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Jung Won Lee, Suk Bum Kim, Seong Wook Kim
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of band exercise types on the physical ability and muscular topography for elderly females. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-six females older than 65 years were divided into the dynamic band exercise (DBE; n=13) group and the Static band exercise (SBE; n=13) group. Each participant performed 12 weeks of elastic band exercises. Physical abilities were measured by leg extension power, sitting trunk flexion, closed eyes foot balance, and time to get up. Changes in muscle topography were evaluated with Moire measurement equipment for the chest, abdomen, and lumbar region...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Yan Zi, Jinfeng Ding, Jianmin Song, Gavin Humphreys, Yongxin Peng, Chunyan Li, Xinkai Zhu, Wenshan Guo
Waxy wheat has unique end-use properties; however, its production is limited due mainly to its low grain yield compared with non-waxy wheat. In order to increase its grain yield, it is critical to understand the eco-physiological differences in grain filling between the waxy and non-waxy wheat. In this study, two waxy wheat and two non-waxy wheat cultivars were used to investigate the differences in starch-associated enzymes processes, sucrose and starch dynamics, yield components, and the final grain yield...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Emanuele Rondonotti, Cristiano Spada, Samuel Adler, Andrea May, Edward J Despott, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Simon Panter, Dirk Domagk, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Gabriel Rahmi, Maria Elena Riccioni, Jeanin E van Hooft, Cesare Hassan, Marco Pennazio
SMALL-BOWEL CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY (SBCE): 1: ESGE recommends that prior to SBCE patients ingest a purgative (2 L of polyethylene glycol [PEG]) for better visualization.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence.However, the optimal timing for taking purgatives is yet to be established. 2: ESGE recommends that SBCE should be performed as an outpatient procedure if possible, since completion rates are higher in outpatients than in inpatients.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence...
March 14, 2018: Endoscopy
Naileshni Singh, Alison A Nielsen, David J Copenhaver, Samir J Sheth, Chin-Shang Li, Scott M Fishman
Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has recently implemented milestones and competencies as a framework for training fellows in Pain Medicine, but individual programs are left to create educational platforms and assessment tools that meet ACGME standards. Objectives: In this article, we discuss the concept of milestone-based competencies and the inherent challenges for implementation in pain medicine. We consider simulation-based education (SBE) as a potential tool for the field to meet ACGME goals through advancing novel learning opportunities, engaging in clinically relevant scenarios, and mastering technical and nontechnical skills...
February 27, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Jessica B Stokes-Parish, Robbert Duvivier, Brian Jolly
BACKGROUND: Simulation Based Education (SBE) is used as a primer for clinical education in nursing and other health professions. Participant engagement strategies and good debriefing have been identified as key for effective simulations. The environment in which the simulation is situated also plays a large role in the degree of participant engagement. Various cues are staged within simulations to enhance this engagement process. Moulage techniques are used in current-day simulation to mimic illnesses and wounds, acting as visual and tactile cues for the learner...
February 15, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Nora Bartolomé, Isabel Hilber, Dayana Sosa, Rainer Schulin, Philipp Mayer, Thomas D Bucheli
Assessing the bioaccessibility of organic pollutants in contaminated soils is considered a complement to measurements of total concentrations in risk assessment and legislation. Consequently, methods for its quantification require validation with historically contaminated soils. In this study, 35 such soils were obtained from various locations in Switzerland and Cuba. They were exposed to different pollution sources (e.g., pyrogenic and petrogenic) at various distance (i.e., urban to rural) and were subject to different land use (e...
February 3, 2018: Chemosphere
Kristin Curry Greenwood, Sara B Ewell
Background: The use of simulation-based education (SBE) in health professions, such as physical therapy, requires faculty to expand their teaching practice and development. The impact of this teaching on the individual faculty member, and how their teaching process changes or develops, is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to explore individual physical therapist faculty members' experience with SBE and how those experiences may have transformed their teaching practice to answer the research questions: How do physical therapist faculty develop through including SBE and are there commonalities among educators? Methods: An interpretive phenomenological analysis approach was used with a small sample of subjects who participated in three individual semi-structured interviews...
2018: Advances in Simulation
Robert A Moran, Sindhu Barola, Joanna K Law, Stuart K Amateau, Daniil Rolshud, Erin Corless, Vandhana Kiswani, Vikesh K Singh, Anthony N Kalloo, Mouen A Khashab, Anne Marie Lennon, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
Background: Three device-assisted deep endoscopic platforms presently exist and are available for clinical use: double-balloon enteroscopy, single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE), and spiral enteroscopy (SE). In a retrospective study, SE was associated with a greater depth of maximal insertion (DMI) with similar diagnostic yields and procedure time as compared with SBE. Aims: This was a prospective, randomized comparison of SE and SBE with respect to DMI, diagnostic yield, procedure time, and rate of adverse events...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
Yu-Lan Lu, Rong Wang, Hua-Tuo Huang, Hai-Mei Qin, Chun-Hong Liu, Yang Xiang, Chun-Fang Wang, Hong-Cheng Luo, Jun-Li Wang, Yan Lan, Ye-Sheng Wei
The levels of serum S100B were elevated in patients with ischemic stroke (IS), which may be a novel biomarker for diagnosing IS. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of S100B polymorphisms and serum S100B with IS risk. We genotyped the S100B polymorphisms rs9722, rs9984765, rs2839356, rs1051169 and rs2186358 in 396 IS patients and 398 controls using polymerase chain reaction-single base extension (SBE-PCR). Serum S100B levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Rs9722 was associated with an increased risk of IS (AA vs...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Tadahisa Inoue, Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda
Placement of multiple metal stents (MS) for the management of high-grade malignant hilar biliary obstruction (MHBO) is useful,1,2 and biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been suggested to improve stent patency.3,4 However, to our knowledge, there are no reports of RFA procedures performed using a single-balloon endoscope (SBE) in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Here, we report a successful case of RFA combined with multiple MS placement using SBE in Roux-en-Y gastrectomy. This article is protected by copyright...
January 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Ting Pan, Lingshang Lin, Juan Wang, Qiaoquan Liu, Cunxu Wei
BACKGROUND: Endosperm starch provides prime energy for cereal seedling growth. Cereal endosperm with repression of starch branching enzyme (SBE) has been widely studied for its high resistant starch content and health benefit. However, in barley and maize, the repression of SBE changes starch component and amylopectin structure which affects grain germination and seedling establishment. A high resistant starch rice line (TRS) has been developed through inhibiting SBEI/IIb, and its starch has very high resistance to in vitro hydrolysis and digestion...
January 8, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
Qian Li, Hongyu Pu, Peixiao Tang, Bin Tang, Qiaomei Sun, Hui Li
This study prepared and investigated the inclusion complexes of propyl gallate (PG) with beta-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and its water-soluble derivatives dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin (DM-β-CD), hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD), and sulfobutylether-beta-cyclodextrin (SBE-β-CD). Phase solubility studies indicated that the formed complexes were in 1:1 stoichiometry. FT-IR, PXRD, DSC, 1H-NMR, ROESY-NMR, and SEM analysis results confirmed the formation of the complexes. The NMR results indicated that the aromatic ring of PG was embedded into the CD cavity...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Zoltán-István Szabó, Mohammadhassan Foroughbakhshfasaei, Réka Gál, Péter Horváth, Balázs Komjáti, Béla Noszál, Gergő Tóth
Complementary techniques were applied for the investigation of the chiral recognition and enantiomeric resolution of lenalidomide using various cyclodextrins and polysaccharides as chiral selectors. The high-performance liquid chromatography enantioseparation of the anticancer drug was achieved using polysaccharide-type chiral stationary phases in polar organic mode. Elution order and absolute configuration were elucidated by combined circular dichroism spectroscopy and time-dependent density functional theory calculations after the isolation of pure enantiomers...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
Fang Du, Junmiao Fan, Ting Wang, Yun Wu, Donald Grierson, Zhongshan Gao, Yiping Xia
BACKGROUND: Lily is an economically important plant, with leaves and bulbs consisting of overlapping scales, large ornamental flowers and a very large genome. Although it is recognized that flowers and bulb scales are modified leaves, very little is known about the genetic control and biochemical differentiation underlying lily organogenesis and development. Here we examined the differentially expressed genes in flower, leaf and scale of lily, using RNA-sequencing, and identified organ-specific genes, including transcription factors, genes involved in photosynthesis in leaves, carbohydrate metabolism in bulb scales and scent and color production in flowers...
November 22, 2017: BMC Genomics
Ahmed M Abdel-Megied, Rasha S Hanafi, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
The present study describes a generic strategy using capillary electrophoretic (CE) method for chiral enantioseparation of anti-Alzheimer drugs, namely, donepezil (DON), rivastigmine (RIV), and antifungal drugs, namely, ketoconazole (KET), Itraconazole (ITR), fluconazole (FLU), and sertaconazole (SRT) in which these drugs have different basic and acidic properties. Several modified cyclodextrins (CDs) were applied for enantioseparation of racemates such as highly sulfated α, γ CDs, hydroxyl propyl-β-CD, and Sulfobutyl ether-β-CD...
November 20, 2017: Chirality
Laurence Weinberg, Elizabeth Chiam, James Hooper, Frank Liskaser, Angela Kim Hawkins, Denise Massie, Andrew Ellis, Chong O Tan, David Story, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of acid-base changes during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) remain unclear. We tested the hypothesis that, when used as CPB pump prime solutions, Plasma-Lyte 148 (PL) and Hartmann's solution (HS) have differential mechanisms of action in their contribution to acid-base changes. METHODS: We performed a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial in adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with CPB. Participants received a CPB prime solution of 2000 mL, with either PL or HS...
November 1, 2017: Perfusion
Juan Wang, Pan Hu, Lingshang Lin, Zichun Chen, Qiao Quan Liu, Cunxu Wei
Rice endosperm is mainly occupied by homogeneous polygonal starch from inside to outside. However, morphologically different (heterogeneous) starches have been identified in rice mutants. How these heterogeneous starches form remains unknown. A high-amylose rice line (TRS) generated through the antisense inhibition of starch branching synthase (SBE) I and IIb contains four heterogeneous starches: polygonal, aggregate, elongated, and hollow starch; these starches are regionally distributed in the endosperm from inside to outside...
November 13, 2017: Plant Physiology
Ning Xu, Zhenhai Yu, Xiaoling Cao, Zhihua Wang, Ming Yan
BACKGROUND The special features of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) enteropathy were partially clarified by single-balloon endoscopy(SBE). We aimed to investigate the characteristics of NSAIDs injuries that were differ from other ulcer diseases and efficacy of SBE compared with capsule endoscopy(CE). MATERIAL AND METHODS 1,644 symptomatic patients (221 patients taking NSAIDs) hospitalized between January 2006 and March 2016 were recruited and underwent SBE and/or CE. RESULTS NSAIDs damages were identified in 110 patients (49...
November 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Erica M Schulte, Angela J Jacques-Tiura, Ashley N Gearhardt, Sylvie Naar
Food addiction, measured by the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), has been associated with obesity, eating-related problems (e.g., bingeing), and problematic consumption of highly processed foods. Studies on this topic have primarily examined adult samples with an overrepresentation of White individuals, and little is known about addictive-like eating in adolescents, particularly African American adolescents who exhibit high rates of obesity and eating pathology. The current study examined the prevalence of food addiction and its convergent validity with percent overweight, eating-related problems, and self-reported dietary intake in a sample of 181 African American adolescents with obesity...
November 2, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
Abiodun O Adeniji, Omobola O Okoh, Anthony I Okoh
Petroleum hydrocarbon profiles of water and sediment samples of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa were assessed using standard analytical procedures. Water (from surface and bottom levels) and sediment samples were collected from five locations in the bay from February to June 2016. Extraction of the petroleum hydrocarbons from the water and sediment samples collected was achieved using liquid-liquid and Soxhlet extraction techniques, respectively, followed by column clean up. Target compounds were analytically determined with gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and quantified by integrating the areas of both the resolved and unresolved components...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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