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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088079/geographic-determinants-of-individual-obesity-risk-in-spain-a-multilevel-approach
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Athina Raftopoulou
This paper seeks to understand the determinants of individual body weight status and obesity risk in Spain by concurrently examining individual and regional characteristics. The data are drawn from the National Health Survey of Spain for the year 2011-2012 (INE-National Statistical Institute of Spain) and contain information for a representative sample of 12,671 adults across 50 provinces in Spain. A multilevel analysis is carried out to examine the determinants of individual weight status and obesity, controlling not only for the individual effects and those of the immediate environment but also for the broader setting to which individuals and their immediate environment belong...
January 3, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087763/circadian-kinetics-of-cell-cycle-progression-in-adult-neurogenic-niches-of-a-diurnal-vertebrate
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Veronica Akle, Alexander J Stankiewicz, Vasili Kharchenko, Lili Yu, Peter V Kharchenko, Irina V Zhdanova
: The circadian system may regulate adult neurogenesis via intracellular molecular clock mechanisms or by modifying the environment of neurogenic niches, with daily variation in growth factors or nutrients depending on the animal's diurnal or nocturnal life-style. In a diurnal vertebrate, zebrafish, we studied circadian distribution of immunohistochemical markers of the cell division cycle (CDC) in five of the sixteen neurogenic niches of adult brain, the dorsal telencephalon, habenula, preoptic area, hypothalamus and cerebellum...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087523/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-usa-changes-over-a-decade-2002-2012
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Jia Cui, Shaobai Wang, Jiehui Ren, Jun Zhang, Jun Jing
BACKGROUND: The use of acupuncture has gained popularity in the USA. The number of acupuncture users and licensed acupuncturists increased by 50% and 100%, respectively, between 2002 and 2012, coinciding with increasing acknowledgement of the importance and efficacy of acupuncture over this time period. METHODS: This paper presents new findings from the complementary health approaches section of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (n=33 373 respondents)...
January 13, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087163/clinical-studies-of-ex-vivo-expansion-to-accelerate-engraftment-after-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Jeffrey Kiernan, Pauline Damien, Madeline Monaghan, Risa Shorr, Lauralyn McIntyre, Dean Fergusson, Alan Tinmouth, David Allan
Cell dose limits greater use of umbilical cord blood (UCB) in hematopoietic cell transplantation. The clinical benefits of ex vivo expansion need clarity to understand its potential impact. A systematic search of studies addressing UCB ex vivo expansion was conducted. Fifteen clinical studies (349 transplanted patients) and 13 registered trials were identified. The co-infusion of an expanded unit and a second unmanipulated unit (8 studies), the fractional expansion of 12% to 60% of a single unit (5 studies), and the infusion of a single expanded unit (2 studies) were reported...
December 23, 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087052/contraceptive-practices-of-women-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Pamela D Miner, Mary M Canobbio, Dorothy D Pearson, Mary Schlater, Yvonne Balon, Kathryn J Junge, Ami Bhatt, Deena Barber, Michelle J Nickolaus, Adrienne H Kovacs, Philip Moons, Kate Shaw, Susan M Fernandes
Understanding the contraceptive practices of women with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and providing them individualized contraception counseling may prevent adverse events and unplanned high-risk pregnancies. Given this, we sought to examine the contraceptive practices in women with CHD, describe adverse events associated with contraceptive use, and describe the provision of contraception counseling. Women >18 years were recruited from 2011 to 2014 from 9 adult CHD (ACHD) centers throughout North America...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086803/compendium-of-tcdd-mediated-transcriptomic-response-datasets-in-mammalian-model-systems
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Stephenie D Prokopec, Kathleen E Houlahan, Ren X Sun, John D Watson, Cindy Q Yao, Jamie Lee, Christine P'ng, Renee Pang, Alexander H Wu, Lauren C Chong, Ashley B Smith, Nicholas J Harding, Ivy D Moffat, Jere Lindén, Sanna Lensu, Allan B Okey, Raimo Pohjanvirta, Paul C Boutros
BACKGROUND: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is the most potent congener of the dioxin class of environmental contaminants. Exposure to TCDD causes a wide range of toxic outcomes, ranging from chloracne to acute lethality. The severity of toxicity is highly dependent on the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Binding of TCDD to the AHR leads to changes in transcription of numerous genes. Studies evaluating the transcriptional changes brought on by TCDD may provide valuable insight into the role of the AHR in human health and disease...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086771/naturalistic-study-of-guideline-implementation-tool-use-via-evaluation-of-website-access-and-physician-survey
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Melissa J Armstrong, Gary S Gronseth, Richard Dubinsky, Sonja Potrebic, Rebecca Penfold Murray, Thomas S D Getchius, Carol Rheaume, Anna R Gagliardi
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines support decision-making at the point-of-care but the onus is often on individual users such as physicians to implement them. Research shows that the inclusion of implementation tools in or with guidelines (GItools) is associated with guideline use. However, there is little research on which GItools best support implementation by individual physicians. The purpose of this study was to investigate naturalistic access and use of GItools produced by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to inform future tool development...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081361/microbial-transformation-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-by-mycobacterium-vanbaalenii-pyr-1
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Yaqi You, Kamol K Das, Huiyuan Guo, Che-Wei Chang, Maria Navas-Moreno, James W Chan, Paul Verburg, Simon R Poulson, Xilong Wang, Baoshan Xing, Yu Yang
Carbonaceous nanomaterials are widely used in industry and consumer products, but concerns have been raised regarding their release into the environment and subsequent impacts on ecosystems and human health. Although many efforts have been devoted to understanding the environmental fate of carbonaceous nanomaterials, information about their microbial transformation is still rare. In this study, we found that within 1 month a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium, Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1, was able to degrade both pristine and carboxyl-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (p-MWCNT and c-MWCNT), as demonstrated by consistent results from high resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and confocal Raman microspectroscopy...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081201/complex-network-analysis-for-characterizing-global-value-chains-in-equipment-manufacturing
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Hao Xiao, Tianyang Sun, Bo Meng, Lihong Cheng
The rise of global value chains (GVCs) characterized by the so-called "outsourcing", "fragmentation production", and "trade in tasks" has been considered one of the most important phenomena for the 21st century trade. GVCs also can play a decisive role in trade policy making. However, due to the increasing complexity and sophistication of international production networks, especially in the equipment manufacturing industry, conventional trade statistics and the corresponding trade indicators may give us a distorted picture of trade...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081151/human-lacrimal-gland-gene-expression
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Vinay Kumar Aakalu, Sowmya Parameswaran, Mark Maienschein-Cline, Neil Bahroos, Dhara Shah, Marwan Ali, Subramanian Krishnakumar
BACKGROUND: The study of human lacrimal gland biology and development is limited. Lacrimal gland tissue is damaged or poorly functional in a number of disease states including dry eye disease. Development of cell based therapies for lacrimal gland diseases requires a better understanding of the gene expression and signaling pathways in lacrimal gland. Differential gene expression analysis between lacrimal gland and other embryologically similar tissues may be helpful in furthering our understanding of lacrimal gland development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081134/pain-a-statistical-account
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REVIEW
Abby Tabor, Michael A Thacker, G Lorimer Moseley, Konrad P Körding
Perception is seen as a process that utilises partial and noisy information to construct a coherent understanding of the world. Here we argue that the experience of pain is no different; it is based on incomplete, multimodal information, which is used to estimate potential bodily threat. We outline a Bayesian inference model, incorporating the key components of cue combination, causal inference, and temporal integration, which highlights the statistical problems in everyday perception. It is from this platform that we are able to review the pain literature, providing evidence from experimental, acute, and persistent phenomena to demonstrate the advantages of adopting a statistical account in pain...
January 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080988/medical-mycology-and-fungal-immunology-new-research-perspectives-addressing-a-major-world-health-challenge
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REVIEW
Neil A R Gow, Mihai G Netea
Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. Global mortality owing to fungal infections is greater than for malaria and breast cancer and is equivalent to that owing to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. These statistics evidence fungal infections as a major threat to human health and a major burden to healthcare budgets worldwide. Those patients who are at greatest risk of life-threatening fungal infections include those who have weakened immunity or have suffered trauma or other predisposing infections such as HIV...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080095/the-proximal-effects-of-acute-alcohol-use-on-female-aggression-a-meta-analytic-review-of-the-experimental-literature
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Cory A Crane, MacKenzie L Licata, Robert C Schlauch, Maria Testa, Caroline J Easton
Experimental research on alcohol-related aggression has focused largely upon male participants, providing only a limited understanding of the proximal effects of acute alcohol use on aggression among females extrapolated from the male literature. The current meta-analysis was undertaken to summarize the effects of alcohol, compared to placebo or no alcohol, on female aggression as observed across experimental investigations. A review of the literature yielded 11 articles and 12 effect sizes for further analysis...
January 12, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079878/a-complete-workflow-for-high-resolution-spectral-stitching-nanoelectrospray-direct-infusion-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-and-lipidomics
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Andrew D Southam, Ralf J M Weber, Jasper Engel, Martin R Jones, Mark R Viant
Metabolomic and lipidomic studies measure and discover metabolic and lipid profiles in biological samples, enabling a better understanding of the metabolism of specific biological phenotypes. Accurate biological interpretations require high analytical reproducibility and sensitivity, and standardized and transparent data processing. Here we describe a complete workflow for nanoelectrospray ionization (nESI) direct-infusion mass spectrometry (DIMS) metabolomics and lipidomics. After metabolite and lipid extraction from tissues and biofluids, samples are directly infused into a high-resolution mass spectrometer (e...
February 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079160/tempo-of-magma-degassing-and-the-genesis-of-porphyry-copper-deposits
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Cyril Chelle-Michou, Bertrand Rottier, Luca Caricchi, Guy Simpson
Porphyry deposits are copper-rich orebodies formed by precipitation of metal sulphides from hydrothermal fluids released from magmatic intrusions that cooled at depth within the Earth's crust. Finding new porphyry deposits is essential because they are our largest source of copper and they also contain other strategic metals including gold and molybdenum. However, the discovery of giant porphyry deposits is hindered by a lack of understanding of the factors governing their size. Here, we use thermal modelling and statistical simulations to quantify the tempo and the chemistry of fluids released from cooling magmatic systems...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079147/flood-dynamics-in-urbanised-landscapes-100-years-of-climate-and-humans-interaction
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G Sofia, G Roder, G Dalla Fontana, P Tarolli
Raising interest in the interaction between humans and climate drivers to understand the past and current development of floods in urbanised landscapes is of great importance. This study presents a regional screening of land-use, rainfall regime and flood dynamics in north-eastern Italy, covering the timeframe 1900-2010. This analysis suggests that, statistically, both climate and land-use have been contributing to a significant increase of the contribution of short duration floods to the increase in the number of flooded locations...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079015/chemometrics-expertise-in-the-links-between-ecotoxicity-and-physicochemical-features-of-silver-nanoparticles-environmental-aspects
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Miroslava A Nedyalkova, Borjana V Donkova, Vasil D Simeonov
Studies of the ecotoxicological aspects of nanomaterials in aquatic environments are scarce. Given the growing varietyof nanoparticles (NPs), along with the diversity of aquatic species and environments, the key to promoting sound risk assessment in nanoecotoxicology is understanding the mechanisms that govern the fate of NPs in aquatic environments and their behavior at the NP-biota interface. In this paper, data collected from the literature on ecotoxicological effects observed in aquatic species is discussed and analyzed using multivariate statistics techniques...
January 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078745/the-effect-of-structural-empowerment-of-nurses-on-quality-outcomes-in-hospitals-a-scoping-review
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Nicole S Goedhart, Catharina J van Oostveen, Hester Vermeulen
AIM: To assess and synthesise studies reporting direct associations between the structural empowerment of frontline nurses and quality outcomes, and to identify gaps in the current literature. BACKGROUND: The empowerment of nurses seems essential for delivering high-quality patient care. Understanding the relationship between empowerment and quality outcomes would enable nurse managers to make informed choices on improving the quality of care. METHODS: A scoping review examining the relationship between the structural empowerment of nurses and the quality, effectiveness, safety, efficiency and patient-centredness of care in hospitals...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078643/anthropometric-assessment-for-bariatric-procedures-in-the-private-practice-of-a-registered-dietitian-in-colombia
#19
Claudia Carvajal, Patricia Savino, Andrea Ramirez, Martha Grajales, Ricardo Nassar, Natan Zundel
BACKGROUND: Obesity and its consequences have now reached worldwide pandemic proportions. Among treatments, bariatric interventions are the most effective for weight reduction. Here, we describe the change in anthropometric measurements (AMs) of 615 adult bariatric procedure patients seen in the private practice of a registered dietitian (RD) in Bogotá, Colombia. METHODS: Observational retrospective study of AMs recorded between 1996 and 2013 for patients who had laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG, n = 290), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB, n = 207), and laparoscopic Roux-EN-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB, n = 36) or the non-surgical gastric balloon (GB, n = 82) procedure...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077582/severity-of-plasma-leakage-is-associated-with-high-levels-of-interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-protein-10-hepatocyte-growth-factor-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-during-dengue-virus-infection
#20
Zhisheng Her, Yiu-Wing Kam, Victor C Gan, Bernett Lee, Tun-Linn Thein, Jeslin J L Tan, Linda K Lee, Katja Fink, David C Lye, Laurent Rénia, Yee-Sin Leo, Lisa F P Ng
BACKGROUND:  Dengue virus infection typically causes mild dengue fever, but, in severe cases, life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) occur. The pathophysiological hallmark of DHF and DSS is plasma leakage that leads to enhanced vascular permeability, likely due to a cytokine storm. METHODS:  Ninety patients with dengue during 2010-2012 in Singapore were prospectively recruited and stratified according to their disease phase, primary and secondary infection status, and disease severity, measured by plasma leakage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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