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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048113/salicylic-acid-dependent-immunity-contributes-to-resistance-against-rhizoctonia-solani-a-necrotrophic-fungal-agent-of-sheath-blight-in-rice-and-brachypodium-distachyon
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Yusuke Kouzai, Mamiko Kimura, Megumi Watanabe, Kazuki Kusunoki, Daiki Osaka, Tomoko Suzuki, Hidenori Matsui, Mikihiro Yamamoto, Yuki Ichinose, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Takakazu Matsuura, Izumi C Mori, Takashi Hirayama, Eiichi Miami, Yoko Nishizawa, Komaki Inoue, Yoshihiko Onda, Keiichi Mochida, Yoshiteru Noutoshi
Rhizoctonia solani is a soil-borne fungus causing sheath blight. In consistent with its necrotrophic life style, no rice cultivars fully resistant to R. solani are known, and agrochemical plant defense activators used for rice blast, which upregulate a phytohormonal salicylic acid (SA)-dependent pathway, are ineffective towards this pathogen. As a result of the unavailability of genetics, the infection process of R. solani remains unclear. We used the model monocotyledonous plants Brachypodium distachyon and rice, and evaluated the effects of phytohormone-induced resistance to R...
October 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039321/assessment-of-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-thyroid-disorders-a-case-study-from-gujranwala-pakistan
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Narjis Naz, Shakera Khatoon Rizvi, Zubi Sadiq
This case study is conducted to investigate the thyroid hormone levels and relevant disorders including evaluation of dietary conditions in the rural area of Gujranwala and its surrounding districts. Thyroid disorders are clinically prevalent and their manifestation differs considerably with geographical variations. A randomized study of 177 subjects was carried out, with a questionnaire about their dietary habits/life style and acquisition of blood samples for thyroid hormone level assessment using radioimmunoassay technique...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038723/survey-of-awareness-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-the-arar-population-northern-border-region-of-saudi-arabia
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Aseel Menwer Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Hanan Khalid Alotaibi, Khalid Ayed Alanazi, Banan Khalid Alotaibi, Sultan Majed Alshammari, Saud Rteamy Alanazi, Meshari Dalaf Alhazmi, Yousef Talal Alshammari, Zaid Qati Alshammari
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most widely prevalent diseases in Saudi Arabia. Health education is considered an essential component to improve knowledge and change behavior. People affected by diabetes often have inadequate knowledge about the nature of diabetes, its risk factors and associated complication. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of the Arar population with various aspects of diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Arar city, the capital of the Northern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018778/cancer-preventive-properties-of-an-anthocyanin-enriched-sweet-potato-in-the-apc-min-mouse-model
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Khalid Asadi, Lynnette R Ferguson, Martin Philpott, Nishi Karunasinghe
BACKGROUND: Anthocyanin-rich foods and preparations have been reported to reduce the risk of life-style related diseases, including cancer. The SL222 sweet potato, a purple-fleshed cultivar developed in New Zealand, accumulates high levels of anthocyanins in its storage root. METHODS: We examined the chemopreventative properties of the SL222 sweet potato in the C57BL/6J-APC (MIN/+) (APC(MIN)) mouse, a genetic model of colorectal cancer. APC(MIN) and C57BL/6J wild-type mice (n=160) were divided into four feeding groups consuming diets containing 10% SL222 sweet potato flesh, 10% SL222 sweet potato skin, or 0...
September 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017878/andean-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-andean-cl-uta-in-peru-and-ecuador-the-causative-leishmania-parasites-and-clinico-epidemiological-features
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Yoshihisa Hashiguchi, Eduardo A L Gomez, Abraham G Cáceres, Lenin N Velez, Nancy V Villegas, Kazue Hashiguchi, Tatsuyuki Mimori, Hiroshi Uezato, Hirotomo Kato
This study provides comprehensive information on the past and current status of the Andean cutaneous leishmaniasis (Andean-CL, uta) in Peru and Ecuador, mainly focusing on the causative Leishmania parasites and clinico-epidemiological features. Available information and data including our unpublished works were analyzed thoroughly. Endemic regions of the Andean-CL (uta) in Peru run from the north Piura/Cajamarca to the south Ayacucho at a wide range of the Pacific watersheds of the Andes through several departments, while in Ecuador those exist at limited and spotted areas in the country's mid-southwestern two provinces, Azuay and Chimborazo...
October 7, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993831/association-of-snps-haplotypes-in-promoter-of-tnf-a-and-il-10-gene-together-with-life-style-factors-in-prostate-cancer-progression-in-indian-population
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Kapil Bandil, Pallavi Singhal, Atika Dogra, Sudhir K Rawal, D C Doval, Anil K Varshney, Mausumi Bharadwaj
OBJECTIVE: Levels of proinflammatory (TNF A) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines play a key role in the progression of inflammation as well as cancer disease. We were investigating the potential association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)/haplotypes in proinflammatory (TNF A) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines locus with the development of PCa in Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We had genotyped 235 BPH/PCa samples (130 BPH and 105 cancer) along with 115 control samples for proinflammatory (TNF A -238G/A and -308G/A) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10 -1082A/G, -819C/T and -592C/A) cytokines SNPs in the gene promoter region using ARMS-PCR method...
October 9, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991920/health-related-impact-on-quality-of-life-and-coping-strategies-for-chikungunya-a-qualitative-study-in-cura%C3%A3-ao
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Jelte Elsinga, Martin P Grobusch, Adriana Tami, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Ajay Bailey
INTRODUCTION: Chikungunya is an emerging public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions, due to ongoing transmission and its incapacitating acute disease phase, and chronic sequelae. The disease is responsible for a major impact on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), which may last several years. To our knowledge, this study is the first qualitative examination of HRQoL and coping strategies of chikungunya-infected individuals. METHODS: Qualitative research methods consisted of 20 in-depth interviews and seven Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), n = 50...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990871/cultural-adaptation-of-a-dyadic-intervention-for-korean-couples-coping-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Minyoung Kwak, Jung-Hwa Ha, So-Yeon Hwang, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Beth Spencer
OBJECTIVES: The Couples Life Story Approach (CLSA) was recently reveloped in the U.S. for older couples dealing with dementia to improve their quality of life. The purpose of this article is to describe how the CLSA was adapted to be culturally appropriate for older Korean couples and to discuss cultural htemes that emerged during the implementation process. METHODS: The intervention was adapted using the Cultural Adaptation Process Model. The revised materials were implemented on 56 Korean couples...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976392/-approach-to-aortic-aneurysms-in-the-elderly
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Şeyda Günay, N Sümeyye Güllülü
There is an increase in the number of older persons worldwide. Because of this in the future we will much more manage the diseases which are more commonly seen in elderly in daily practice. One of the mortal diseases commonly seen in elderly patients is aortic aneurysm. Aort aneurysms are vary rare in patients under 50 age. When a patient over 65 age is examined, aortic aneurysm should take place in differential diagnosis list. aneurysm may be seen at both thoracic and abdominal aorta, but abdominal aorta is a more common site...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975610/self-assessments-and-determinants-of-hrqol-in-a-german-ms-population
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S Nickel, O von dem Knesebeck, C Kofahl
OBJECTIVES: The importance of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) is widely acknowledged. In 2015, a multicenter study was launched to assess the HRQoL and coping styles of chronically ill persons in Germany. The aims of this paper were (i) to describe how persons affected by MS assess their HRQoL and (ii) find out sociodemographic and disease-specific determinants of HRQoL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quantitative survey (optionally per paper-pencil or online) was conducted between March and October 2015 in Germany...
October 3, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955427/risk-factors-for-chronic-kidney-disease-among-patients-at-olabisi-onabanjo-university-teaching-hospital-in-sagamu-nigeria-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Temitope W Ladi-Akinyemi, Ikeoluwa Ajayi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and often goes undetected and undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced and kidney failure is imminent. It is estimated that approximately 36 million Nigerians suffer from different stages of CKD, as one in seven Nigerians has kidney disease. METHODS: This research was a retrospective cohort study of 150 cases and 300 controls. Selection of subjects was by a retrospective review of records of in-patients from 2010-2013 in a state teaching hospital...
June 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935026/marginal-structural-model-to-evaluate-the-joint-effect-of-socioeconomic-exposures-on-the-risk-of-developing-end-stage-renal-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-longitudinal-study-based-on-data-from-the-swedish-childhood-diabetes-study-group
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Laura Pazzagli, Anna Möllsten, Ingeborg Waernbaum
PURPOSE: Diabetic nephropathy is a severe complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that may lead to renal failure and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) demanding dialysis and transplantation. The etiology of diabetic nephropathy is multifactorial and both genes and environmental and life style-related factors are involved. In this study, we investigate the effect of the socioeconomic exposures, unemployment and receiving income support, on the development of ESRD in T1D patients, using a marginal structural model (MSM) in comparison with standard logistic regression models...
August 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932912/behavioral-cognitive-and-emotional-coping-strategies-of-women-with-endometriosis-a-critical-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Cristina Zarbo, Agostino Brugnera, Luigi Frigerio, Chiara Malandrino, Massimo Rabboni, Emi Bondi, Angelo Compare
Endometriosis is a disabling and long-term medical condition affecting quality of life and mental health. Behavioral, cognitive, and emotional coping strategies, emotional intelligence, and metacognition could in part explain the link between the disease and impaired psychological and life functioning. This critical narrative review aimed at examining the state of the art of the relationships between endometriosis and these factors. According to PRISMA principles, we performed a systematic search for quantitative and qualitative studies on multiple electronic databases as regards coping strategies, emotional intelligence, and metacognition in women with endometriosis...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926539/the-immunology-of-the-allergy-epidemic-and-the-hygiene-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Bart N Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
The immunology of the hygiene hypothesis of allergy is complex and involves the loss of cellular and humoral immunoregulatory pathways as a result of the adoption of a Western lifestyle and the disappearance of chronic infectious diseases. The influence of diet and reduced microbiome diversity now forms the foundation of scientific thinking on how the allergy epidemic occurred, although clear mechanistic insights into the process in humans are still lacking. Here we propose that barrier epithelial cells are heavily influenced by environmental factors and by microbiome-derived danger signals and metabolites, and thus act as important rheostats for immunoregulation, particularly during early postnatal development...
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924683/cancer-survivorship-in-adults
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Cecilie E Kiserud, Alv A Dahl, Sophie D Fosså
With the favorable trend regarding survival of cancer in the Western world, there is an increasing focus among patients, clinicians, researchers, and politicians regarding cancer survivors' health and well-being. The number of survivors grows rapidly, and more than 3% of the adult populations in Western countries have survived cancer for 5 years or more. Cancer survivors are at increased risk for a variety of late effects after treatment, some life-threatening such as secondary cancer and cardiac diseases, while others mainly have negative impact on daily functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923057/postprandial-lipemia-factoring-in-lipemic-response-for-ranking-foods-for-their-healthiness
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REVIEW
Cintia Botelho Dias, Paul J Moughan, Lisa G Wood, Harjinder Singh, Manohar L Garg
One of the limitations for ranking foods and meals for healthiness on the basis of the glycaemic index (GI) is that the GI is subject to manipulation by addition of fat. Postprandial lipemia, defined as a rise in circulating triglyceride containing lipoproteins following consumption of a meal, has been recognised as a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Many non-modifiable factors (pathological conditions, genetic background, age, sex and menopausal status) and life-style factors (physical activity, smoking, alcohol and medication use, dietary choices) may modulate postprandial lipemia...
September 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919912/the-isfahan-comprehensive-elderly-study-objectives-research-design-methodology-and-preliminary-results
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Zahra Heidari, Awat Feizi
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the objectives, research design, methodology, and primary findings of the Isfahan Comprehensive Elderly Study (ICES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 603 elderly persons (aged 60 and over) were selected by multistage cluster sampling method from Isfahan, Iran, in 2016 comprehensive questionnaires along with a detailed interview were used to collect information on personal, family, socioeconomic, health and social services characteristics, life styles, physical illnesses and chronic diseases, mental, emotional and cognition disorders, quality of life, disabilities, sleep quality, social supports, life satisfaction, self-efficacy, and of participants...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913755/management-and-clinical-outcome-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria-results-from-5%C3%A2-years-of-the-clarify-registry
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Irene M Lang, Roza Badr-Eslam, Nicola Greenlaw, Robin Young, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) is growing because of an improvement in outcomes and survival from acute disease episodes. Nevertheless, these patients remain at high risk of cardiovascular events. Thus, CAD management is important in prevention of disease progression. The objective of this analysis was to describe disease management and clinical outcome of Austrian outpatients with stable CAD over 5 years by using data from the international CLARIFY registry...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910752/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-elderly-mexicans
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María Araceli Ortiz-Rodríguez, Lucía Yáñez-Velasco, Alessandra Carnevale, Sandra Romero-Hidalgo, Demetrio Bernal, Carlos Aguilar-Salinas, Rosalba Rojas, Antonio Villa, Josep A Tur
BACKGROUND: One of the most prevalent chronic diseases among elderly population is the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MetS and associated factors among Mexican elderly people. SUBJECTS: Cross-sectional survey carried out in Mexico (2007). A random sample (n=516) of the elderly population (≥65years; 277 female, 239 male) was interviewed. Anthropometric and analytical measurements, and a general questionnaire incorporating questions related to socio-demographic and life-style factors were used...
November 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903110/flavor-perception-and-preference-development-in-human-infants
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Catherine A Forestell
As most parents and caregivers are aware, feeding children a nutritionally balanced diet can be challenging. Children are born with a biological predisposition to prefer sweet and to avoid bitter foods such as green leafy vegetables. It has been hypothesized that this predisposition evolved to attract children to energy-dense foods while discouraging the consumption of toxins. Although this may have enhanced survival in environments historically characterized by food scarcity, it is clearly maladaptive in many of today's food environments where children are surrounded by an abundance of sweet-tasting, unhealthful foods and beverages that place them at risk for excessive weight gain...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
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