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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938211/current-surface-ozone-concentrations-significantly-decrease-wheat-growth-yield-and-quality
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Håkan Pleijel, Malin C Broberg, Johan Uddling, Gina Mills
Tropospheric ozone is known to adversely affect crops and other vegetation. Most studies have focussed on the effects of elevated ozone levels vs. present ambient. We investigated the effect of present ambient surface ozone (O3) concentrations vs. preindustrial on a range of agronomically important response variables in field-grown wheat, using results from 33 experiments (representing 9 countries, 3 continents, 17 cultivars plus one set of 4 cultivars) having both charcoal filtered (CF) and non-filtered (NF) air treatments...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937449/persistent-encopresis-enuresis-and-anxiety-in-a-7-year-old-girl
#2
Theodora Nelson, Heekyung Chae, Ran D Anbar, Martin T Stein
Sonia is a 7-year-old old girl who was referred to the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic by the Pediatric Urology Clinic because of persistent wetting and soiling behaviors. Since age 3 years, she has had a history of encopresis (and wetting) for which she has seen gastroenterology and urology specialists. The mother reports that Sonia has accidents almost daily, and she is not upset when sitting in her urine or feces. She dislikes going into the bathroom or sitting on the toilet by herself. She participated in a behavior modification program associated with the pediatric urology clinic, which helps children learn healthy voiding habits and achieve continence...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935801/titanium-isotopic-evidence-for-felsic-crust-and-plate-tectonics-3-5-billion-years-ago
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Nicolas D Greber, Nicolas Dauphas, Andrey Bekker, Matouš P Ptáček, Ilya N Bindeman, Axel Hofmann
Earth exhibits a dichotomy in elevation and chemical composition between the continents and ocean floor. Reconstructing when this dichotomy arose is important for understanding when plate tectonics started and how the supply of nutrients to the oceans changed through time. We measured the titanium isotopic composition of shales to constrain the chemical composition of the continental crust exposed to weathering and found that shales of all ages have a uniform isotopic composition. This can only be explained if the emerged crust was predominantly felsic (silica-rich) since 3...
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934148/tomato-leaf-curl-new-delhi-virus-an-emerging-virus-complex-threatening-vegetable-and-fiber-crops
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REVIEW
Enrique Moriones, Shelly Praveen, Supriya Chakraborty
The tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) represents an important constraint to tomato production, as it causes the most predominant and economically important disease affecting tomato in the Indian sub-continent. However, in recent years, ToLCNDV has been fast extending its host range and spreading to new geographical regions, including the Middle East and the western Mediterranean Basin. Extensive research on the genome structure, protein functions, molecular biology, and plant-virus interactions of ToLCNDV has been conducted in the last decade...
September 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932212/comparative-genomics-of-burkholderia-singularis-sp-nov-a-low-g-c-content-free-living-bacterium-that-defies-taxonomic-dissection-of-the-genus-burkholderia
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Peter Vandamme, Charlotte Peeters, Birgit De Smet, Erin P Price, Derek S Sarovich, Deborah A Henry, Trevor J Hird, James E A Zlosnik, Mark Mayo, Jeffrey Warner, Anthony Baker, Bart J Currie, Aurélien Carlier
Four Burkholderia pseudomallei-like isolates of human clinical origin were examined by a polyphasic taxonomic approach that included comparative whole genome analyses. The results demonstrated that these isolates represent a rare and unusual, novel Burkholderia species for which we propose the name B. singularis. The type strain is LMG 28154(T) (=CCUG 65685(T)). Its genome sequence has an average mol% G+C content of 64.34%, which is considerably lower than that of other Burkholderia species. The reduced G+C content of strain LMG 28154(T) was characterized by a genome wide AT bias that was not due to reduced GC-biased gene conversion or reductive genome evolution, but might have been caused by an altered DNA base excision repair pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930367/adjustable-single-incision-sling-ajust-the-effects-of-first-operations-controlled-by-pelvic-floor-sonography
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Tomasz Kluz, Edyta Wlaźlak, Andrzej Wróbel, Wiktor Wlaźlak, Michał Pazdrak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate using PFS-TV the mid-term results of our first operative experience with implanting a single incision sling - Ajust™. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One and the same surgeon has operated all the patients with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. Ajust was the only performed procedure. Postoperative evaluation consisted of: a standardized interview and examination, a cough test and a PFS-TV for evaluation of urinary continence and tape location...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929299/the-t-plasty-as-therapy-for-recurrent-bladder-neck-stenosis-success-rate-functional-outcome-and-patient-satisfaction
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Clemens M Rosenbaum, Roland Dahlem, Valentin Maurer, Luis A Kluth, Malte W Vetterlein, Margit Fisch, Victor Schuettfort, C Philip Reiss
PURPOSE: To determine success rate (SR), functional outcome, and patient satisfaction of a modified YV-plasty for reconstruction of the bladder neck in case of recurrent bladder neck stenosis (BNS) after transurethral surgery of the prostate: the T-plasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified all patients who underwent T-plasty at our center between December 2008 and July 2016. Patients' charts were reviewed. Patients were queried by telephone and by mail at time of follow-up (FU)...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929010/hydrology-controls-recruitment-of-two-invasive-cyprinids-bigheaded-carp-reproduction-in-a-navigable-large-river
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Daniel K Gibson-Reinemer, Levi E Solomon, Richard M Pendleton, John H Chick, Andrew F Casper
In the Mississippi River Basin of North America, invasive bigheaded carp (silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and bighead carp H. nobilis, also referred to as Asian carp) have spread rapidly over the past several decades. In the Illinois River, an important tributary of the Upper Mississippi River, reproduction appears to be sporadic and frequently unsuccessful, yet bigheaded carp densities in this river are among the highest recorded on the continent. Understanding the causative factors behind erratic recruitment in this commercially-harvested invasive species is important for both limiting their spread and managing their harvest...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928417/tick-borne-encephalitis-in-japan-republic-of-korea-and-china
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REVIEW
Kentaro Yoshii, Joon Young Song, Seong-Beom Park, Junfeng Yang, Heinz-Josef Schmitt
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) causes mild or moderate febrile illness in humans that may progress to encephalitis, leading to severe long-term complications and sometimes death. TBEV is prevalent in the Eurasian continent and has been isolated in China, Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK). The TBEV isolates from Japan are of the Far-Eastern subtype; in ROK, the isolates are of the Western subtype; and all TBEV isolates in China are of the Far-Eastern subtype, except one strain that was identified most recently as the Siberian subtype...
September 20, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928416/zika-virus-infection-confers-protection-against-west-nile-virus-challenge-in-mice
#10
Ángela Vázquez-Calvo, Ana-Belén Blázquez, Estela Escribano-Romero, Teresa Merino-Ramos, Juan-Carlos Saiz, Miguel A Martín-Acebes, Nereida Jiménez de Oya
Flaviviruses are RNA viruses that constitute a worrisome threat to global human and animal health. Zika virus (ZIKV), which was initially reported to cause a mild disease, recently spread in the Americas, infecting millions of people. During this recent epidemic, ZIKV infection has been linked to serious neurological diseases and birth defects, specifically Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly. Because information about ZIKV immunity remains scarce, we assessed the humoral response of immunocompetent mice to infection with three viral strains of diverse geographical origin (Africa, Asia and America)...
September 20, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927976/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-children-with-hirschsprung-disease
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Lucy Collins, Brennan Collis, Misel Trajanovska, Rija Khanal, John M Hutson, Warwick J Teague, Sebastian K King
BACKGROUND: Morbidity following repair of Hirschsprung disease (HD) is common. However, quality of life (QoL) results focused on HD children are contradictory. We aimed to measure QoL outcomes in HD children using validated questionnaires. METHODS: Patients with HD, managed at a large tertiary pediatric institution between 2004 and 2013, were identified. Parents completed validated questionnaires. Results were compared with published healthy population controls...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926824/effectiveness-of-different-corn-dried-distillers-grains-with-solubles-feeding-strategies-and-increasing-the-time-intervals-between-the-second-improvest-dose-and-slaughter-of-immunologically-castrated-pigs-on-belly-and-pork-fat-quality
#12
E K Harris, M A Mellencamp, L J Johnston, R B Cox, G C Shurson
Effects of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) feeding strategies (a corn-soybean meal (CS) fed continously; CS+40% DDGS fed continously; CS+40, 30, 20, or 10% DDGS in 4 phases, respectively; or CS+40% DDGS in phases 1 to 3 and CS in phase 4 before slaughter) on belly and pork fat quality of immunologically castrated (n=192) pigs were evaluated. All pigs received the first Improvest dose at 11week of age, and the second dose at 9, 7, or 5week before slaughter at 24week of age. Increasing the time interval of the second Improvest dose before slaughter reduced IV in all fat depots and increased belly thickness...
September 9, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926627/tiger-sharks-can-connect-equatorial-habitats-and-fisheries-across-the-atlantic-ocean-basin
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André S Afonso, Ricardo Garla, Fábio H V Hazin
Increasing our knowledge about the spatial ecology of apex predators and their interactions with diverse habitats and fisheries is necessary for understanding the trophic mechanisms that underlie several aspects of marine ecosystem dynamics and for guiding informed management policies. A preliminary assessment of tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) population structure off the oceanic insular system of Fernando de Noronha (FEN) and the large-scale movements performed by this species in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean was conducted using longline and handline fishing gear and satellite telemetry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925299/living-with-incontinence-the-experience-of-people-with-dementia
#14
Laura Cole, Vari M Drennan
Dementia is a distressing condition in which individuals progressively require the support of others. Many people experience problems with incontinence and continence management. The presence of incontinence is influential in decisions for people with dementia to move into a care home. This study, in the interpretative tradition, investigates for the first time the person with dementia's perspective on these problems and their strategies for managing them. We conducted semi-structured conversational interviews with seven people with mild-to-moderate dementia and analysed the transcripts thematically...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925276/-suburethral-sling-removal-due-to-chronic-pain
#15
P Homola, G Hensel, Z Škorničková, M Košťál
OBJECTIVE: To point out one possible complication after suburethral tape insertion. To present methods of treatment, especially partial or total removal of the tape. Few successful cases of treatment are shown in case reports. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Pardubice hospital. OBSERVATION: Chronic pain after insertion of suburethral tape is a rare complication. There are several possible causes, such as tape erosion with chronic inflamation, post-colposuspension syndrome, myo-fascial syndrome, nerve damage during tape implantation or due to overproduction of fibrous tissue...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924456/cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-incidences-analyzed-worldwide-by-sex-age-and-skin-type-over-personal-ultraviolet-b-dose-shows-no-role-for-sunburn-but-implies-one-for-vitamin-d3
#16
Dianne E Godar, Madhan Subramanian, Stephen J Merrill
Because the incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) was reported to increase with increasing terrestrial UVR (290-400 nm) doses in the US back in 1975 and a recent publication showed no association exists with UVR exposure at all, we set out to fully elucidate the role of UVR in CMM. To achieve this goal, we analyzed the CMM incidences over latitude and estimated the average personal UVR dose in the US and numerous countries (> 50) on 5 continents around the world. Using data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2005, we performed worldwide analysis of CMM over UVR dose by sex, age group (0-14, 15-29, 30-49, 50-69, 70-85+) and Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI...
2017: Dermato-endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924195/patterns-of-change-in-high-frequency-precipitation-variability-over-north-america
#17
Susana Roque-Malo, Praveen Kumar
Precipitation variability encompasses attributes associated with the sequencing and duration of events of the full range of magnitudes. However, climate change studies have largely focused on extreme events. Using analyses of long-term weather station data, we show that high frequency events, such as fraction of wet days in a year and average duration of wet and dry periods, are undergoing significant changes across North America. Further, these changes are more prevalent and larger than those associated with extremes...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923461/blood-levels-of-toxic-metals-and-rare-earth-elements-commonly-found-in-e-waste-may-exert-subtle-effects-on-hemoglobin-concentration-in-sub-saharan-immigrants
#18
Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Luis D Boada, Cristina Carranza, José Luis Pérez-Arellano, Ana González-Antuña, María Camacho, Maira Almeida-González, Manuel Zumbado, Octavio P Luzardo
Pollution by heavy metals and more recently by rare earth elements (REE) and other minor elements (ME) has increased due in part to their high use in technological and electronic devices. This contamination can become very relevant in those sites where e-waste is improperly processed, as it is the case in many countries of the African continent. Exposure to some toxic elements has been associated to certain hematological disorders, specifically anemia. In this study, the concentrations of 48 elements (including REE and other ME) were determined by ICP-MS in whole blood samples of sub-Saharan immigrants with anemia (n=63) and without anemia (n=78)...
September 15, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921938/prostate-cancer-treatment-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Marra, Ettore Dalmasso, Marco Angello, Stefania Munegato, Andrea Bosio, Omidreza Sedigh, Luigi Biancone, Paolo Gontero
BACKGROUND: The majority of kidney transplants are performed in recipients (RTR) over 50; simultaneously their life expectancy is improving. The increasing age and number of RTR is likely to be paralleled by an increase of prostate cancer (PCa) incidence. However, little is known on the optimal management of these patients who represent a therapeutic challenge due to medical and anatomical graft-related issues. METHODS: AMED, Medline and Embase were searched until November 17(th) , 2016 adhering to the PRISMA guidelines and the AMSTAR checklist to investigate oncological and functional outcomes of PCa treatment in RTR...
September 18, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920988/fluorogenic-nir-probes-based-on-1-2-4-5-tetrazine-substituted-bf2-azadipyrromethenes
#20
Dan Wu, Donal F O'Shea
A series of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine integrated near infrared (NIR) fluorophores based on the BF2 azadipyrromethene (NIR-AZA) class has been synthesised and their ability to modulate emission from low to high in response to Diels-Alder cycloaditions has been assessed. Substituents on the tetrazine component of the probe (Cl, OMe, p-NO2C6H4O) were seen to strongly influence quantum yields, fluorescence enhancement factors, and rates of cycloadditions. Cycloadditions between tetrazine-NIR-AZA constructs and a strained alkyne substrate were seen to be highly efficient in organic or aqueous solutions and in gels with high fluorescence enhancements of up to 48-fold observed...
September 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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