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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662044/vitamin-d-deficiency-prevalence-and-predictors-in-early-pregnancy-among-arab-women
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Sara Al-Musharaf, Mona A Fouda, Iqbal Z Turkestani, Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Shaun Sabico, Abdullah M Alnaami, Kaiser Wani, Syed Danish Hussain, Buthaynah Alraqebah, Amal Al-Serehi, Naemah M Alshingetti, Nasser Al-Daghri, Philip G McTernan, Sunil J Wimalawansa, Ponnusamy Saravanan
Data regarding the prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency during early pregnancy are limited. This study aims to fill this gap. A total of 578 Saudi women in their 1st trimester of pregnancy were recruited between January 2014 and December 2015 from three tertiary care antenatal clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Information collected includes socio-economic, anthropometric, and biochemical data, including serum vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels, intake of calcium and vitamin D, physical activity, and sun exposure indices...
April 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593223/latitudinal-trends-in-human-primary-activities-characterizing-the-winter-day-as-a-synchronizer
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José María Martín-Olalla
This work analyzes time use surveys from 19 countries (17 European and 2 American) in the middle latitude (38-61 degree) accounting for 45% of world population in this range. Time marks for primary activities are contrasted against light/dark conditions. The analysis reveals winter sunrise synchronizes labor start time below 54 degree, occurring within winter civil twilight. Winter sunset is a source of synchronization for labor end times. Winter terminator punctuate meal times in Europe: dinner occurs 3 h after winter sunset time within 1 h; 40% narrower than variability of dinner local times...
March 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589960/a-longitudinal-large-scale-objective-sleep-data-analysis-revealed-a-seasonal-sleep-variation-in-the-japanese-population
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Masanori Hashizaki, Hiroshi Nakajima, Toshikazu Shiga, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Kazuhiko Kume
In the contemporary era, when life habits are largely determined by social needs and individual preferences, sleep is nevertheless affected by seasonal environmental changes. Japan has large seasonal and geographical alterations of photoperiod and climate. Japan does not adopt the daylight saving time (DST) system, making it a suitable country for the study of seasonal variations in natural human sleep. The aim of this study was to analyze the seasonal changes in the sleep properties (timing and quality) and identify their relationship with environmental changes...
March 28, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544208/global-gene-expression-and-pigment-analysis-of-two-contrasting-flower-color-cultivars-of-canna
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Abhinandan Mani Tripathi, Abhishek Niranjan, Sribash Roy
Development of flower color in plants is a complex process. Among others, it is an important trait for ornamental flowering plants. Canna is a flowering ornamental plant of family Cannaceae. To understand the molecular mechanism of flower color development in Canna, RNA sequencing from flower tissues of two contrasting flower color cultivars, Red President (RP) and Tropical Sunrise (TS) was performed. More than 27.0 million and 19.0 million clean reads were obtained from RP and TS, respectively. The combined clean reads were assembled into 147,295 unigenes...
March 7, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401953/diurnal-variations-of-the-optical-properties-of-phytoplankton-in-a-laboratory-experiment-and-their-implication-for-using-inherent-optical-properties-to-measure-biomass
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Carina Poulin, David Antoine, Yannick Huot
Diurnal variations of phytoplankton size distributions, chlorophyll, carbon and nitrogen content, in vivo fluorescence and associated optical absorption and scattering properties were observed in the laboratory to help understand in situ and spatial observations. We grew triplicate semi-continuous cultures of T. pseudonana, D. tertiolecta, P. tricornutum and E. huxleyi under a sinusoidal light regime. We observed diurnal variations in the particulate absorption (ap), scattering (bp), attenuation (cp), and backscattering coefficients (bbp), which correlate with carbon and Chl concentrations...
January 22, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351610/orthotopic-branched-endovascular-aortic-arch-repair-in-patients-who-cannot-undergo-classical-surgery
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Martin Czerny, Bartosz Rylski, Julia Morlock, Holger Schröfel, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Bertrand Saint Lebes, Olivier Meyrignac, Fatima Mokrane, Mario Lescan, Christian Schlensak, Constatijn Hazenberg, Trijntje Bloemert-Tuin, Sue Braithwaite, Joost van Herwaarden, Herve Rousseau
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the results after orthotopic branched endovascular aortic arch repair using a new double-branch endoprosthesis in patients with thoracic aortic disease affecting the aortic arch who cannot undergo classical surgery. METHODS: Within a 4-year period, 15 patients with thoracic aortic disease affecting the aortic arch were treated with the Bolton Relay plus double-branch endoprosthesis (Bolton Medical, Sunrise, FL, USA). We assessed clinical outcome, occurrence of endoleaks and the need for secondary interventions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286842/defining-moments-and-healing-emplotment-i-have-cancer-it-doesn-t-have-me
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Dan Small
Whereas illness, sickness, and disease are dark clouds on the horizon of our lives, the complex process of healing is our sunrise. In this essay, I introduce the concept of healing emplotment, a lived process of knowingly bringing together strategies for self-awareness, the creation of hope, and the management of risk to overcome psychosocial peril. This results in a purposeful re-authoring of the self in society, personhood, in the face of life-threatening events. Rather than only bringing threats to which the stricken must respond, serious illness can also present opportunities for narrative re-authoring of our biopsychosocial self...
December 29, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275920/the-effect-of-intermittent-fasting-on-blood-pressure-variability-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-or-prehypertension
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Yunus Erdem, Gülsüm Özkan, Şükrü Ulusoy, Mustafa Arıcı, Ülver Derici, Şule Şengül, Şükrü Sindel, Şehsuvar Ertürk
Intermittent fasting is a phenomenon which can be observed in most humans. The effect of intermittent fasting on blood pressure variability (BPV) has not previously been investigated. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of fasting on blood pressure (BP) (with office, home, central, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [ABPM]) and on BPV. Sixty individuals were included in the study. Office, home, ABPM, and central BP measurements were performed before and during intermittent fasting. Standard deviation and coefficient variation were used for office and home BPV measurement, while the smoothness index was used to calculate ABPM variability...
January 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236930/anophelines-species-and-the-receptivity-and-vulnerability-to-malaria-transmission-in-the-pantanal-wetlands-central-brazil
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Mariana Marinho-E-Silva, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Maria Goreti Rosa-Freitas, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento
BACKGROUND Studies on malaria vectors in the Pantanal biome, Central Brazil, were conducted more than half a century ago. OBJECTIVES To update anopheline records and assess receptivity and vulnerability to malaria transmission. METHODS Five-day anopheline collections were conducted bimonthly in Salobra, Mato Grosso do Sul state, for one year. Indoors, mosquitoes were collected from their resting places, while in open fields, they were captured using protected human-baited and horse-baited traps near the house and at the Miranda River margin, respectively...
February 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176499/sunrise-in-kanyakumari-india
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December 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166389/comparisons-of-management-practices-and-farm-design-on-australian-commercial-layer-and-meat-chicken-farms-cage-barn-and-free-range
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Angela Bullanday Scott, Mini Singh, Jenny-Ann Toribio, Marta Hernandez-Jover, Belinda Barnes, Kathryn Glass, Barbara Moloney, Amanda Lee, Peter Groves
There are few published studies describing the unique management practices, farm design and housing characteristics of commercial meat chicken and layer farms in Australia. In particular, there has been a large expansion of free range poultry production in Australia in recent years, but limited information about this enterprise exists. This study aimed to describe features of Australian commercial chicken farms, with particular interest in free range farms, by conducting on-farm interviews of 25 free range layer farms, nine cage layer farms, nine barn layer farms, six free range meat chicken farms and 15 barn meat chicken farms in the Sydney basin bioregion and South East Queensland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130878/a-novel-technique-utilizing-a-vastus-lateralis-anchor-in-treatment-of-chronic-patellar-dislocation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Allison Mayfield, Vamsi Singaraju, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Jamal K Saleh, Khaled J Saleh
Extensor mechanism complications involving the patella frequently result in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) failure. Postoperative patellar dislocation may be caused by soft tissue imbalance, improper sizing, and position of the prosthesis. This report describes a case of revision TKA requiring several rounds of soft tissue releases in an effort to treat the patient's chronic patellar dislocation. In the process, a novel surgical approach was developed for the surgical management of refractory chronic patellar dislocations...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110064/the-impact-of-the-diurnal-cycle-on-the-microbial-transcriptome-in-the-rhizosphere-of-barley
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Divyashri Baraniya, Paolo Nannipieri, Susanne Kublik, Gisle Vestergaard, Michael Schloter, Anne Schöler
While root exudation follows diurnal rhythms, little is known about the consequences for the microbiome of the rhizosphere. In this study, we used a metatranscriptomic approach to analyze the active microbial communities, before and after sunrise, in the rhizosphere of barley. We detected increased activities of many prokaryotic microbial taxa and functions at the pre-dawn stage, compared to post-dawn. Actinomycetales, Planctomycetales, Rhizobiales, and Burkholderiales were the most abundant and therefore the most active orders in the barley rhizosphere...
November 6, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104583/not-all-trees-sleep-the-same-high-temporal-resolution-terrestrial-laser-scanning-shows-differences-in-nocturnal-plant-movement
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András Zlinszky, Bence Molnár, Anders S Barfod
Circadian leaf movements are widely known in plants, but nocturnal movement of tree branches were only recently discovered by using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), a high resolution three-dimensional surveying technique. TLS uses a pulsed laser emitted in a regular scan pattern for rapid measurement of distances to the targets, thus producing three dimensional point cloud models of sub-centimeter resolution and accuracy in a few minutes. Here, we aim to gain an overview of the variability of circadian movement of small trees across different taxonomic groups, growth forms and leaf anatomies...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054561/the-migratory-factor-as-a-determinant-of-health-a-transcultural-occupational-health-nursing-intervention
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Juan Vega-Escaño, Rocío de Diego-Cordero, Bárbara Badanta-Romero, Sergio Barrientos-Trigo
We present a clinical case in occupational health nursing where the worker was showing symptoms of stress caused by a change of residence and related factors at work. A nursing assessment was made following Leininger's theory of Care Diversity and Universality and Sunrise Model, considered suitable for the case. After the assessment, it was determined that the factors associated with the migratory event triggered the reported symptoms, and a care plan was drawn up with monthly telephone contact follow-up and reassessment at 3months...
January 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047467/blue-sun-glints-on-water-viewed-through-a-polarizer
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Joseph A Shaw, Michael Vollmer
Sun glints are formed by specular reflections of the sun from capillary waves formed by wind blowing over water. These glints are normally colorless for a high sun or take on the color of the light source, such as orange-red during sunset or sunrise. However, when the glints are highly polarized by reflection near the Brewster angle, i.e., with relatively high sun they can change from colorless to a blue appearance caused by blue light leakage through a polarizing filter oriented orthogonal to the plane of polarization of the reflected light...
July 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037369/ambient-temperature-and-humidity-modulate-the-behavioural-thermoregulation-of-a-small-arboreal-mammal-callicebus-bernhardi
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Karine G D Lopes, Júlio César Bicca-Marques
Maintaining a constant body temperature is critical to the proper functioning of metabolic reactions. Behavioural thermoregulation strategies may minimize the cost of energetic balance when an animal is outside its thermoneutral zone. We investigated whether ambient temperature and relative air humidity influence the use of behavioural strategies by a group of Prince Bernhard's titi monkeys (Callicebus bernhardi) living in a forest fragment. We monitored a social group composed of four individuals (an adult couple and two juveniles) for 1010h from March to September 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016720/predicting-regulatory-compliance-in-beer-advertising-on-facebook
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Jonathan K Noel, Thomas F Babor
Aims: The prevalence of alcohol advertising has been growing on social media platforms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate alcohol advertising on Facebook for regulatory compliance and thematic content. Methods: A total of 50 Budweiser and Bud Light ads posted on Facebook within 1 month of the 2015 NFL Super Bowl were evaluated for compliance with a self-regulated alcohol advertising code and for thematic content. An exploratory sensitivity/specificity analysis was conducted to determine if thematic content could predict code violations...
August 30, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953904/predicting-forest-insect-flight-activity-a-bayesian-network-approach
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Stephen M Pawson, Bruce G Marcot, Owen G Woodberry
Daily flight activity patterns of forest insects are influenced by temporal and meteorological conditions. Temperature and time of day are frequently cited as key drivers of activity; however, complex interactions between multiple contributing factors have also been proposed. Here, we report individual Bayesian network models to assess the probability of flight activity of three exotic insects, Hylurgus ligniperda, Hylastes ater, and Arhopalus ferus in a managed plantation forest context. Models were built from 7,144 individual hours of insect sampling, temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, photon flux density, and temporal data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898753/efficiency-of-a-nature-like-bypass-channel-for-restoring-longitudinal-connectivity-for-a-river-resident-population-of-brown-trout
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Jamie R Dodd, Ian G Cowx, Jonathan D Bolland
Man-made, physical barriers have disrupted longitudinal connectivity for migratory fish in many river systems throughout the world for centuries. These barriers are considered to be a key reason for the decline of many fish species in river systems. To date, most research to ease movement of anadromous salmonids past such barriers to help dwindling populations has focused on the use of technical fishways. More recently emphasis has been placed on nature-like fishways to enable a wider range of fish species to bypass these barriers, but few studies have examined their efficacy...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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