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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317437/infant-feeding-practices-among-hiv-exposed-infants-less-than-6-months-of-age-in-bomet-county-kenya-an-in-depth-qualitative-study-of-feeding-choices
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Purity Chepkorir Lang'at, Irene Ogada, Audrey Steenbeek, Noni E MacDonald, Sophie Ochola, Wesley Bor, Godfrey Odinga
BACKGROUND: In children, HIV can be acquired from the mother during pregnancy, delivery and through breast milk. The WHO recommends exclusive breast feeding or exclusive replacement feeding for the first 6 months after birth for HIV-exposed infants. Barriers such as HIV-related stigma, inadequate resources, lack of access to safe water and negative cultural beliefs have been shown to influence infant feeding among HIV-exposed infants in some settings. In Kenya, there is limited literature on the barriers...
January 9, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294971/examining-the-factor-structure-of-the-coping-with-community-violence-scale-for-urban-youth
#2
Suzanna So, Noni K Gaylord-Harden, Dexter R Voisin
Coping strategies may play an important role in how youth respond to exposure to community violence (ECV) and, in turn, influence the impact of violence exposure on their psychosocial functioning. Unfortunately, the research on coping with ECV has not revealed consistent results, suggesting that the uncontrollable and chronic nature of ECV in low-income, urban communities may require stressor-specific coping strategies. Recent qualitative research identified four types of coping that are specific to ECV for African American adolescents...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286228/effects-of-damnacanthal-and-nordamnacanthal-on-proliferation-apoptosis-and-migration-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#3
Gohar Shaghayegh, Aied M Alabsi, Rola Ali-Saeed, Abdul Manaf Ali, Vui King Vincent-Chong, Nor Hadiani Ismail, Y F Choon, Rosnah Binti Zain
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in the developed world, with one-third of people diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Oral cancer commonly occurs involving the buccal mucosa (cheeks), tongue, floor of the mouth and lip. It is one of the most devastating and disfiguring of malignancies. Morinda citrifolia L., commonly known as ‘noni’, belongs to the Rubiaceae family. It is native to the Pacific islands, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia and Australia. The plant displays broad curative effects in pharmacological studies...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280146/volatile-changes-in-hawaiian-noni-fruit-morinda-citrifolia-l-during-ripening-and-fermentation
#4
Marisa M Wall, Samuel Miller, Matthew S Siderhurst
BACKGROUND: Noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia L., Rubiaceae) has been used in traditional medicine throughout the tropics and subtropics, and are now attracting interest in western medicine. Fermented noni juice is of particular interest for its promising antitumor activity. The current study collected and analyzed volatiles released at nine time intervals by noni fruit during ripening and fermentation using headspace autosampling coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. RESULTS: Twenty three noni volatiles were identified and relatively quantified...
December 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259622/noni-morinda-citrifolia-modulates-the-hypothalamic-expression-of-stress-and-metabolic-related-genes-in-broilers-exposed-to-acute-heat-stress
#5
Hossein Rajaei-Sharifabadi, Laura Ellestad, Tom Porter, Annie Donoghue, Walter G Bottje, Sami Dridi
Heat stress (HS) adversely affects growth performance and inflicts heavy economic losses to the poultry industry. There is, therefore, a critical need to identify new alternative strategies to alleviate the negative effects induced by HS. The tropic medicinal plant, Morinda citrifolia (Noni), is being used in livestock nutrition, however the literature is limited and conflicting for its impact on growth performance. The present study aimed to determine the effect of Noni on feeding and drinking behavior as well as on the hypothalamic expression of stress- and metabolic-related genes in broiler chickens exposed to acute HS...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230177/effect-of-morinda-citrifolia-noni-enriched-diet-on-hepatic-heat-shock-protein-and-lipid-metabolism-related-genes-in-heat-stressed-broiler-chickens
#6
Joshua Flees, Hossein Rajaei-Sharifabadi, Elizabeth Greene, Lesleigh Beer, Billy M Hargis, Laura Ellestad, Tom Porter, Annie Donoghue, Walter G Bottje, Sami Dridi
Heat stress (HS) has been reported to alter fat deposition in broilers, however the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well-defined. The objectives of the current study were, therefore: (1) to determine the effects of acute (2 h) and chronic (3 weeks) HS on the expression of key molecular signatures involved in hepatic lipogenic and lipolytic programs, and (2) to assess if diet supplementation with dried Noni medicinal plant (0.2% of the diet) modulates these effects. Broilers (480 males, 1 d) were randomly assigned to 12 environmental chambers, subjected to two environmental conditions (heat stress, HS, 35°C vs...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217165/anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-like-activities-of-a-methanolic-extract-of-morinda-citrifolia-linn-noni-fruit-in-mice-involvement-of-benzodiazepine-gabaaergic-serotonergic-and-adrenergic-systems
#7
Megala Narasingam, Kamini Vijeepallam, Zahurin Mohamed, Vijayapandi Pandy
This study presents anxiolytic- and antidepressant-like effects of a methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (noni) fruit (MMC) in well-established mouse models of anxiety and depression. The administration of MMC (1 g/kg, p.o.) and diazepam (1 mg/kg, i.p.) significantly attenuated anxiety-like behaviour in mice by increasing the percentage of time spent and number of entries in the open arms in the elevated plus maze (EPM), and significantly enhanced the exploration in the light box in the light/dark test (LDT)...
December 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198916/anxiety-related-adverse-events-following-immunization-aefi-a-systematic-review-of-published-clusters-of-illness
#8
Anagha Loharikar, Tiffany A Suragh, Noni E MacDonald, Madhava R Balakrishnan, Oleg Benes, Smaragda Lamprianou, Terri B Hyde, Michael M McNeil
BACKGROUND: Clusters of anxiety-related adverse events following immunization (AEFI) have been observed in several countries and have disrupted country immunization programs. We conducted a systematic literature review to characterize these clusters, to generate prevention and management guidance for countries. METHODS: We searched seven peer-reviewed databases for English language reports of anxiety-related AEFI clusters (≥2 persons) with pre-specified keywords across 4 categories: symptom term, cluster term, vaccine term, and cluster AEFI phenomenon term/phrase...
November 29, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171882/characterization-of-epitope-specificities-of-reference-antibodies-used-for-the-quantification-of-the-birch-pollen-allergen-bet-v-1
#9
Sébastien Brier, Maxime Le Mignon, Karine Jain, Constance Lebrun, François Peurois, Christine Kellenberger, Véronique Bordas-Le Floch, Laurent Mascarell, Emmanuel Nony, Philippe Moingeon
BACKGROUND: Accurate allergen quantification is needed to document the consistency of allergen extracts used for immunotherapy. Herein, we characterize the epitope specificities of two monoclonal antibodies used in an ELISA for the quantification of the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1, established as a reference by the BSP090 European project. METHODS: The ability of mAbs 5B4 and 6H4 to recognize Bet v 1 isoforms was addressed by immunochromatography. The capacity of each mAb to compete with patients' IgE for binding to Bet v 1 was measured by ELISA inhibition...
November 24, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143737/validation-of-elisa-methods-for%C3%A2-quantification-of-the-major-birch-allergen-bet-v-1-bsp090
#10
S Kaul, J Zimmer, O Dehus, A Constanzo, A DaasConstanzo, K-H Buchheit, J Asturias, M C Arilla, D Barber, A Bertocchi, B Brunetto, J A Carnes, M Chapman, G Chaudemanche, J Dayan-Kenigsberg, S Döring, F Führer, M T Gallego, P Iacovacci, K M Hanschmann, T Holzhauser, M Hrabina, A Ledesma, P Moingeon, E Nony, C Pini, G Plunkett, M Raulf, G Reese, E Sandberg, I Sander, B Smith, D Strecker, C Valerio, R van Ree, B Weber, S Vieths
To date, the potency of allergen products in Europe is expressed in manufacturer-specific units relative to a product-specific in-house reference. Consequently, cross-product comparability of allergen products from different manufacturers with respect to strength and efficacy is impossible. The Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) project BSP090 addresses this issue via the establishment of reference standards in conjunction with ELISA methods for the quantification of major allergens in allergen products...
2017: Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141738/dynamic-clinical-algorithms-digital-technology-can-transform-health-care-decision-making
#11
David Bell, Noni Gachuhi, Nassim Assefi
Most health care in low-income countries is delivered at a primary care level by health workers who lack quality training and supervision, often distant from more experienced support. Lack of knowledge and poor communication result in a poor quality of care and inefficient delivery of health services. Although bringing great benefits in sectors such as finance and telecommunication in recent years, the Digital Revolution has lightly and inconsistently affected the health sector. These advances offer an opportunity to dramatically transform health care by increasing the availability and timeliness of information to augment clinical decision-making, based on improved access to patient histories, current information on disease epidemiology, and improved incorporation of data from point-of-care and centralized diagnostic testing...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103592/moving-forward-on-strengthening-and-sustaining-national-immunization-technical-advisory-groups-nitags-globally-recommendations-from-the-2nd-global-nitag-network-meeting
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Noni E MacDonald, Philippe Duclos, Ole Wichmann, Louise Henaff, Anthony Harnden, Aisha Alshammary, Roberto Arroba Tijerino, Madeline Hall, Jahit Sacarlal, Rupa Rajbhandari Singh
National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) provide independent, evidence-informed advice to assist their governments in immunization policy formation. This is complex work and many NITAGs face challenges in fulfilling their roles. Inter-country NITAG collaboration opportunities have the potential to enhance NITAG function and grow the quality of recommendations. Hence the many requests for formation of a network linking NITAGs together so they can learn from each other. The first Global NITAG Network (GNN) meeting, held in 2016, led to a push to launch the GNN and grow the network...
November 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090507/implications-of-failure-to-achieve-a-result-from-prenatal-maternal-serum-cell-free-dna-testing-a-historical-cohort-study
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N Chan, M-E Smet, R Sandow, F da Silva Costa, A McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pregnancy outcomes in a cohort of women who failed to obtain a result in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). DESIGN: Historical cohort study. SETTING: A multicentre private practice in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: Women who failed to obtain a result from NIPT (n = 131). METHODS: The maternal characteristics, antenatal investigations and pregnancy outcomes for these women were compared with those who obtained a result at the same practice and to the general Australian obstetric population...
November 1, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048975/addressing-barriers-to-vaccine-acceptance-an-overview
#14
Noni E MacDonald, Robb Butler, Eve Dubé
Addressing the drivers of vaccine hesitancy and the barriers to vaccine acceptance is a complex but important task. While the percentage of hesitant does vary from country to country and in time few, if any, countries are ever free from this problem. Overcoming hesitancy requires detection, diagnosis and tailored intervention as there is no simple strategy that can address all of the barriers to vaccine acceptance. Immunization program managers and health care workers need to become adept at recognizing and tackling hesitancy in all of its incarnations if high levels of vaccine acceptance are to be achieved but must also actively support immunization acceptors in order to build and support vaccine acceptance resiliency...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024124/examining-a-dual-process-model-of-desensitization-and-hypersensitization-to-community-violence-in-african-american-male-adolescents
#15
Noni K Gaylord-Harden, Grace J Bai, Dusan Simic
The purpose of the current study was to examine a dual-process model of reactivity to community violence exposure in African American male adolescents from urban communities. The model focused on desensitization and hypersensitization effects as well as desensitization and hypersensitization as predictors of aggressive behavior. Participants were 133 African American male high school students, mean age = 15.17 years, SD = 0.96. Participants completed measures of exposure to community violence, depressive symptoms, hyperarousal symptoms, aggressive beliefs, and aggressive behaviors at two time points...
October 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017472/knowledge-attitude-and-behaviour-towards-the-use-of-insecticide-treated-mosquito-nets-among-pregnant-women-and-children-in-rural-southwestern-uganda
#16
Ivan M Taremwa, Scholastic Ashaba, Harriet O Adrama, Carlrona Ayebazibwe, Daniel Omoding, Imelda Kemeza, Jane Yatuha, Thadeus Turuho, Noni E MacDonald, Robert Hilliard
BACKGROUND: The burden of malaria in Uganda remains unacceptably high, especially among children and pregnant women. To prevent malaria related complications, household possession and use of Insecticide Treated mosquito Nets (ITNs) has become a common practice in the country. Despite the availability of ITNs, malaria remains a foremost public health concern in Uganda. We sought to explore knowledge, attitude, and behaviour towards the use of ITNs as a nightly malaria prevention strategy among pregnant women and children under five years of age in Isingiro district, Southwestern Uganda...
October 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993963/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial-of-omega-3-supplementation-in-children-with-moderate-adhd-symptoms
#17
Catherine Cornu, Catherine Mercier, Tiphanie Ginhoux, Sandrine Masson, Julie Mouchet, Patrice Nony, Behrouz Kassai, Valérie Laudy, Patrick Berquin, Nathalie Franc, Marie-France Le Heuzey, Hugues Desombre, Olivier Revol
OBJECTIVE: Clinical trials and inconclusive meta-analyses have investigated the effects of omega-3 supplements in children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We performed a randomised placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids. METHODS: Children aged 6-15 years with established diagnosis of ADHD were randomised 1:1 to receive either supplements containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or a placebo for 3 months...
October 5, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987158/atrial-function-as-an-independent-predictor-of%C3%A2-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-surgery-for-severe-aortic%C3%A2-stenosis
#18
Matteo Pernigo, Giovanni Benfari, Giulia Geremia, Manjola Noni, Gianluca Borio, Gloria Mazzali, Mauro Zamboni, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Faggian, Corrado Vassanelli, Andrea Rossi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common, clinically relevant, but hardly predictable complication after surgical aortic valve replacement. The aim of this study was to test the role of preoperative left atrial longitudinal strain as a predictor of POAF in clinical practice. METHODS: Sixty patients scheduled for aortic valve replacement for severe isolated aortic stenosis, in stable sinus rhythm, were prospectively enrolled and underwent full clinical, biochemical, and transthoracic echocardiographic assessment on the day before surgery...
October 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982170/a-combined-transcriptome-and-proteome-analysis-extends-the-allergome-of-house-dust-mite-dermatophagoides-species
#19
Véronique Bordas-Le Floch, Maxime Le Mignon, Laetitia Bussières, Karine Jain, Armelle Martelet, Véronique Baron-Bodo, Emmanuel Nony, Laurent Mascarell, Philippe Moingeon
BACKGROUND: House dust mites (HDMs) such as Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus represent major causes of perennial allergy. HDM proteomes are currently poorly characterized, with information mostly restricted to allergens. As of today, 33 distinct allergen groups have been identified for these 2 mite species, with groups 1 and 2 established as major allergens. Given the multiplicity of IgE-reactive mite proteins, potential additional allergens have likely been overlooked. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive characterization of the transcriptomes, proteomes and allergomes of D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981378/morinda-citrifolia-leaf-extract-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-through-activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#20
Hanna Gu, Kanitsak Boonanantanasarn, Moonkyu Kang, Ikhwi Kim, Kyung Mi Woo, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Jeong-Hwa Baek
Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaf is an herbal medicine with application in the domestic treatment of a broad range of conditions, including bone fracture and luxation. However, the basic mechanism underlying the stimulation of osteogenic differentiation by Noni leaf extract remains poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the effect of this extract on osteogenic differentiation and the mechanism by which Noni leaf extract enhances osteogenic differentiation. Aqueous extract of Noni leaves was prepared, and rutin and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside were identified to be two of its major components...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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