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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926916/elevated-temperature-and-allelopathy-impact-coral-recruitment
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Raphael Ritson-Williams, Cliff Ross, Valerie J Paul
As climate change continues to alter seawater temperature and chemistry on a global scale, coral reefs show multiple signs of degradation. One natural process that could facilitate the recovery of reef ecosystems is coral recruitment, which can be influenced by the benthic organisms in a local habitat. We experimentally tested both a global stressor (increased seawater temperature) and a local stressor (exposure to microcolin A, a natural product from a common marine benthic cyanobacterium) to determine how these stressors impacted coral larval sublethal stress, survival and settlement...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925794/endocrine-and-emotional-response-to-exclusion-among-women-and-men-cortisol-salivary-alpha-amylase-and-mood
#2
Liat Helpman, Julia Penso, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, Ruth Feldman, Eva Gilboa-Schechtman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Social exclusion is ubiquitous and painful. Evolutionary models indicate sex differences in coping with social stress. Recent empirical data suggests different sex patterns in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) reactivity. The present study sought to test this hypothesis. DESIGN: We examined differences in endocrine and emotional response to exclusion by using a virtual ball tossing paradigm (Cyberball)...
December 7, 2016: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925431/diabetes-mellitus-superoxide-dismutase-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-polymorphisms-modify-the-outcome-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-of-han-chinese-origin
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Chia-Ter Chao, Jenq-Wen Huang, Chih-Kang Chiang, Yen-Ching Chen, Cheng-Chung Fang, Fu-Chang Hu, Chen-Chih Chang, Chung-Jen Yen
BACKGROUND: Increased oxidative stress significantly modifies the outcome of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and is counteracted by anti-oxidative capacity. However, whether anti-oxidant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence the outcome of ESRD individuals with or without DM has not been tested before. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled multi-center ESRD patients of Han Chinese origin betwen 2002 and 2003, recording their anti-oxidant (superoxide dismutase [SOD2], glutathione peroxidase [GPX1]) and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) genotyping results, and stratified based on DM...
December 7, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925108/urgent-and-emergency-care-for-pedestrians-injured-in-brazilian-traffic
#4
Liana Wernersbach Pinto, Adalgisa Peixoto Ribeiro, Camila Alves Bahia, Mariana Gonçalves de Freitas
This paper aimed to describe the epidemiological profile of pedestrians injured in traffic accidents treated at urgent and emergency facilities participating in the 2014VIVA Survey and the characterization of these events and consequences for these victims. This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the period from September to November 2014 in 24 Brazilian state capitals and the Federal District. We analyzed variables that characterize the victim, the accident and its severity and case outcome. We calculated simple and relative frequencies and performed a bivariate analysis by gender and age group...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925012/effect-of-nac-on-mouse-gv-oocyte-survival-and-subsequent-embryonic-development-following-vitrfication
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S L Yue, Y T Zhang, S W Wang, M Sun, Y C Xing, J Wen, J B Zhou
BACKGROUND: Oocytes that survive cryopreservation may accumulate ROS which are known to bring harmful effects on embryonic development. NAC is an antioxidant which can be a supplement to reduce oxidative stress. However, whether NAC can improve the developmental competence of vitrified GV-oocytes remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The study was to investigate the effect of NAC on subsequent embryonic developmental competence of mice vitrified GV-oocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study compared the effects of different concentration of NAC on the cleavage and blastocyst rates of mice vitrified GV-oocytes...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925005/seed-desiccation-tolerance-and-cryopreservation-of-philippine-calamansi-x-citrofortunella-microcarpa-bunge-wijnands
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O L Damasco, L C Refuerzo
BACKGROUND: The traditional on farm conservation of Calamansi [x Citrofortunella microcarpa (Bunge) Wijnands], an important indigenous Citrus species in the Philippines, is now being threatened by shifting agricultural crop production, climate change, and increasing biotic and abiotic stresses. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to characterize the desiccation and cryopreservation tolerance of seeds as the basis for complementary long term ex situ conservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intact seeds were desiccated in an airtight container filled with activated silica gel for 0-96 h...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924677/stress-coping-and-safety-compliance-in-a-multi-national-gold-mining-company
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Melissa Jacobs, Jacobus Pienaar
The primary objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of work stress, consisting of role stressors and job insecurity, with safety compliance at work. A secondary objective was the testing of the possible moderating effect of individual employees' coping behaviour between experienced work stress and job insecurity, and their safety compliance. A cross-sectional survey design was used (n = 771). An electronic survey, with a biographical questionnaire and scales on role conflict, role ambiguity, role overload, job insecurity, coping, and safety compliance at work was administered...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924635/performance-feedback-self-esteem-and-cardiovascular-adaptation-to-recurring-stressors
#8
Eoin G Brown, Ann-Marie Creaven
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the effects of performance feedback and individual differences in self-esteem on cardiovascular habituation to repeat stress exposure. METHODS: Sixty-six university students (n = 39 female) completed a self-esteem measure and completed a cardiovascular stress-testing protocol involving repeated exposure to a mental arithmetic task. Cardiovascular functioning was sampled across four phases: resting baseline, initial stress exposure, a recovery period, and repeated stress exposure...
December 7, 2016: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924389/which-causes-more-ergonomic-stress-laparoscopic-or-open-surgery
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Robert Wang, Zhe Liang, Ahmed M Zihni, Shuddhadeb Ray, Michael M Awad
BACKGROUND: There is increasing awareness of potential ergonomic challenges experienced by the laparoscopic surgeon. The purpose of this study is to quantify and compare the ergonomic stress experienced by a surgeon while performing open versus laparoscopic portions of a procedure. We hypothesize that a surgeon will experience greater ergonomic stress when performing laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: We designed a study to measure upper-body muscle activation during the laparoscopic and open portions of sigmoid colectomies in a single surgeon...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924284/effect-of-education-intervention-on-lifestyle-of-patients-with-hypertension-among-the-rural-population-of-lorestan-province
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Hajar Shayesteh, Amin Mirzaei, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Mostafa Qorbani, Morteza Mansourian
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most common chronic health problems across the world, resulting in significant global responsibility in developed and developing countries. The aim of this study was to survey the effect of educational intervention on the lifestyle of patients with hypertension. METHODS: This study was a case-control intervention study on 86 patients with hypertension that were selected by simple random sampling from the rural regions of Aligoudarz County in Lorestan Province...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924118/native-halo-tolerant-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-enterococcus-and-pantoea-sp-improve-seed-yield-of-mungbean-vigna-radiata-l-under-soil-salinity-by-reducing-sodium-uptake-and-stress-injury
#11
Meenu Panwar, Rupinder Tewari, Harsh Nayyar
The beneficial microbial-plant interaction plays important role in the soil health, crop growth and productivity. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are such beneficial microorganisms, which in association with plant roots not only promote their growth but also help in counteracting the detrimental effects of soil stresses. Salt stress is one such stress, frequently confronted by the plants. The present study aimed at isolation and identification of PGPR inhabiting the mungbean rhizosphere, testing them for salt (NaCl) tolerance and subsequently in salt-supplemented mungbean crop...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923986/defense-responses-in-aspen-with-altered-pectin-methylesterase-activity-reveal-the-hormonal-inducers-of-tyloses
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Joanna Leśniewska, David Öhman, Magdalena Krzesłowska, Sunita Kushwah, Maria Barciszewska-Pacak, Leszek Kleczkowski, Bjorn Sundberg, Thomas Moritz, Ewa J Mellerowicz
Tyloses are ingrowths of parenchyma cells into the lumen of embolized xylem vessels, thereby protecting the remaining xylem from pathogens. They are found in heartwood, sapwood and in abscission zones, and can be induced by various stresses, but their molecular triggers are unknown. Here we report that down-regulation of PECTIN METHYLESTERASE 1 (PtxtPME1) in aspen triggers the formation of tyloses and activation of oxidative stress. We tested whether any of the oxidative-stress related hormones could induce tyloses in intact plantlets grown in sterile culture...
December 6, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923974/acute-vascular-effects-of-carbonated-warm-water-lower-leg-immersion-in-healthy-young-adults
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Shigehiko Ogoh, Ryohei Nagaoka, Takamasa Mizuno, Shohei Kimura, Yasuhiro Shidahara, Tomomi Ishii, Michinari Kudoh, Erika Iwamoto
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity; however, this dysfunction may be ameliorated by several therapies. For example, it has been reported that heat-induced increases in blood flow and shear stress enhance endothelium-mediated vasodilator function. Under these backgrounds, we expect that carbon dioxide (CO2)-rich water-induced increase in skin blood flow improves endothelium-mediated vasodilation with less heat stress. To test our hypothesis, we measured flow-mediated dilation (FMD) before and after acute immersion of the lower legs and feet in mild warm (38°C) normal or CO2-rich tap water (1000 ppm) for 20 min in 12 subjects...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923963/motivators-and-barriers-to-engaging-in-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-young-adult-men
#14
Lee M Ashton, Melinda J Hutchesson, Megan E Rollo, Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins
Many Australian young men (18-25 years) fail to meet recommendations in national dietary or physical activity (PA) guidelines. However, there is a lack of understanding of their perspectives on PA and diet to inform intervention design. This study examined young men's motivators and barriers to healthy eating and PA, along with differences by demographic and behavioral factors. A cross-sectional online survey was completed by 282 men aged 18 to 25 years in Australia. Results identified the most common motivators for healthy eating included improving health (63...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923682/chitosan-nanoparticles-plus-quercetin-suppress-the-oxidative-stress-modulate-dna-fragmentation-and-gene-expression-in-the-kidney-of-rats-fed-ochratoxin-a-contaminated-diet
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Mosaad A Abdel-Wahhab, Abdulhadi Aljawish, Aziza A El-Nekeety, Sekena H Abdel-Aiezm, Nabila S Hassan
This study aimed to evaluate the protective role of chitosan nanoparticles (COS-NPs) singly or plus quercetin (Q) against OTA-induced oxidative stress and renal genotoxicity. Twelve groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated orally for 3 weeks included the control group, animals fed OTA-contaminated diet (3 mg/kg diet); COS-NPs-treated groups at low (140 mg/kg b.w.) or high (280 mg/kg b.w.) dose, Q-treated group (50 mg/kg b.w.), Q plus low or high dose of COS-NPs-treated groups and OTA plus Q and/or COS-NPs at the two tested doses-treated groups...
December 3, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923645/evaluation-of-antioxidant-activity-of-phenolic-fractions-from-the-leaves-and-petals-of-dandelion-in-human-plasma-treated-with-h2o2-and-h2o2-fe
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Dariusz Jędrejek, Bogdan Kontek, Bernadetta Lis, Anna Stochmal, Beata Olas
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) is a widespread perennial of the Asteraceae family. Dandelion is a rich source of different bioactive compounds, including phenolic compounds, terpenes, carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals. However, the content of phenolics in tested extracts by various authors was not always well described. Dandelion is also a commonly available food with a long history of human use and as such poses little risk of harm. In this study, we focused on four different phenolic fractions from leaves and petals of dandelion, which might be of great interest...
December 3, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923635/novel-application-of-a-radial-water-tread-maze-can-distinguish-cognitive-deficits-in-mice-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marcella M Cline, Josh Yumul, Lisa Hysa, Dalia Murra, Gregory G Garwin, David G Cook, Warren Ladiges, Satoshi Minoshima, Donna J Cross
INTRODUCTION: The use of forced-swim, rat-validated cognition tests in mouse models of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) raises methodological concerns; such models are vulnerable to a number of confounding factors including impaired motor function and stress-induced non-compliance (failure to swim). This study evaluated the ability of a Radial Water Tread (RWT) maze, designed specifically for mice, that requires no swimming to distinguish mice with controlled cortical impact (CCI) induced TBI and Sham controls...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923241/-comparison-of-psychosomatic-rehabilitation-for-german-and-foreign-patients
#18
P Zollmann, V Pimmer, A D Rose, S Erbstößer
Aim: This study aims to comprehensively analyse the course of psychosomatic rehabilitation - from access to quantifiable rehabilitation outcomes. A comparison is made between 3 groups of patients: German citizens, patients of Turkish nationality or patients of foreign or unknown nationality. Methods: The data set used comprises routine data of the German Pension Insurance regarding psychosomatic rehabilitation from the so called Reha-Statistik-Database (RSD, database for rehabilitation statistics) over a period from 2007 to 2014...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923240/-a-screening-tool-for-three-dimensions-of-work-related-behavior-and-experience-patterns-in-the-psychosomatic-rehabilitation-a-proposal-for-a-short-form-of-the-occupational-stress-and-coping-inventory-avem-3d
#19
V Beierlein, V Köllner, R Neu, H Schulz
Objectives: The assessment of work pressures is of particular importance in psychosomatic rehabilitation. An established questionnaire is the Occupational Stress and Coping Inventory (German abbr. AVEM), but it is quite long and with regard to scoring time-consuming in routine clinical care. It should therefore be tested, whether a shortened version of the AVEM can be developed, which is able to assess the formerly described three second-order factors of the AVEM, namely Working Commitment, Resilience, and Emotions, sufficiently reliable and valid, and which also may be used for screening of patients with prominent work-related behavior and experience patterns...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923182/sociodemographic-lifestyle-and-psychosocial-determinants-of-hair-cortisol-in-a-south-london-community-sample
#20
Susanne Fischer, Roman Duncko, Stephani L Hatch, Andrew Papadopoulos, Laura Goodwin, Souci Frissa, Matthew Hotopf, Anthony J Cleare
OBJECTIVE: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) measures are crucial for research into stress and stress-related disorders. Most HPA measures fluctuate depending on diurnal rhythms and state confounders. Hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) are less susceptible to such fluctuations, but less is known about trait-like confounders. Using a community sample, we tested the relationship between HCC and a range of variables including demographic variables, hair treatment, and medication, as well as psychosocial variables, namely childhood trauma, critical life events, and depressive symptoms...
November 17, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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