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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810984/impact-of-a-7-day-field-training-on-oral-health-condition-in-japan-ground-self-defense-force-personnel
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Koji Yamashita, Takeshi Nishiyama, Emi Nagata, Atik Ramadhani, Miki Kawada-Matsuo, Hitoshi Komatsuzawa, Takahiko Oho
INTRODUCTION: In the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), personnel periodically perform intensive training that mimics the conditions seen in battle and during natural disasters. Military training involves intensive, stressful conditions, and changes in immune responses have been found in personnel following training. Good oral condition is important for military personnel to fulfill their duties; however, they have difficulty performing daily oral care under training conditions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798202/aerobic-exercise-elevates-markers-of-angiogenesis-and-macrophage-il6-gene-expression-in-the-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-of-overweight-to-obese-adults
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Douglas W Van Pelt, Lisa M Guth, Jeffrey F Horowitz
Alterations in the inflammatory state, metabolic function, and structure of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) can impact the development of insulin resistance in obesity. Exercise can improve metabolic health in obesity, but the effects of exercise on SAT are not well known. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of acute exercise and habitual exercise training on mRNA expression of markers of lipid metabolism, inflammation, fibrosis, and hypoxia/angiogenesis in SAT, as well as adipocyte cell size...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797473/biomarker-research-to-improve-clinical-outcomes-of-peritoneal-dialysis-consensus-of-the-european-training-and-research-in-peritoneal-dialysis-eutripd-network
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REVIEW
Christoph Aufricht, Robert Beelen, Matthias Eberl, Michel Fischbach, Donald Fraser, Achim Jörres, Klaus Kratochwill, Manuel LópezCabrera, Peter Rutherford, Claus-Peter Schmitt, Nicholas Topley, Janusz Witowski
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapy substantially requires biomarkers as tools to identify patients who are at the highest risk for PD-related complications and to guide personalized interventions that may improve clinical outcome in the individual patient. In this consensus article, members of the European Training and Research in Peritoneal Dialysis Network (EuTRiPD) review the current status of biomarker research in PD and suggest a selection of biomarkers that can be relevant to the care of PD patients and that are directly accessible in PD effluents...
August 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797230/use-of-biological-priors-enhances-understanding-of-genetic-architecture-and-genomic-prediction-of-complex-traits-within-and-between-dairy-cattle-breeds
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Lingzhao Fang, Goutam Sahana, Peipei Ma, Guosheng Su, Ying Yu, Shengli Zhang, Mogens Sandø Lund, Peter Sørensen
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the genetic architecture underlying complex traits (e.g., the distribution of causal variants and their effects) may aid in the genomic prediction. Here, we hypothesized that the genomic variants of complex traits might be enriched in a subset of genomic regions defined by genes grouped on the basis of "Gene Ontology" (GO), and that incorporating this independent biological information into genomic prediction models might improve their predictive ability...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795970/machine-learning-based-gene-prioritization-identifies-novel-candidate-risk-genes-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Ofer Isakov, Iris Dotan, Shay Ben-Shachar
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic inflammatory disorders, associated with genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors. Although hundreds of genes are implicated in IBD etiology, it is likely that additional genes play a role in the disease process. We developed a machine learning-based gene prioritization method to identify novel IBD-risk genes. METHODS: Known IBD genes were collected from genome-wide association studies and annotated with expression and pathway information...
August 8, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794503/inflammatory-genes-tnf%C3%AE-and-il6-display-no-signs-of-increased-h3k4me3-in-circulating-monocytes-from-untreated-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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T C Messemaker, H M M Mikkers, T W Huizinga, R E M Toes, A H M van der Helm-van Mil, F Kurreeman
Innate immune cells, such as monocytes, can adopt a long-lasting pro-inflammatory phenotype, a phenomenon called 'trained immunity'. In trained immunity, increased cytokine levels of genes, like interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, are observed, which are associated with increased histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) in the promoter region. As systemic IL6 and TNFα levels are increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and monocytes are known to be the primary producers of TNFα and IL6, we hypothesized that 'trained immunity' signals may be observed at these genes in monocytes from RA patients...
August 10, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771116/traditional-health-practitioners-management-of-hiv-aids-in-rural-south-africa-in-the-era-of-widespread-antiretroviral-therapy
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Thembelihle Zuma, Daniel Wight, Tamsen Rochat, Mosa Moshabela
BACKGROUND: Traditional health practitioners (THPs) have been identified as a key local resource in the fight against human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in South Africa. However, their approaches to the treatment of people living with HIV (PLHIV) have been met with scepticism by some biomedical practitioners amid increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). OBJECTIVE: In light of this ambivalence, this study aims to document and identify treatment approaches of THPs to the management of illness among PLHIV in the current era of widespread access to ART...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769812/systemic-hepatic-damage-index-for-predicting-the-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-resection
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Xing-Hui Gao, Shuang-Shuang Zhang, Hao Chen, Yu-Hui Wang, Chun-Hui Yuan, Fu-Bing Wang
Purpose: We have developed a systemic hepatic-damage index (SHI) based on serum total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein levels (HDL) and determined its prognostic significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients undergoing resection. Experimental Design: The SHI was analyzed in the training cohort of 188 HCC patients and in the validation cohort of 177 HCC patients. The systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) scores in the validation cohorts were also measured. Area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was used to explore the prediction accuracy in HCC patients...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763742/the-increased-toxicity-of-uv-degraded-nitroguanidine-and-imx-101-to-zebrafish-larvae-evidence-implicating-oxidative-stress
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Kurt A Gust, Jacob K Stanley, Mitchell S Wilbanks, Michael L Mayo, Pornsawan Chappell, Shinita M Jordan, Lee C Moores, Alan J Kennedy, Natalie D Barker
Insensitive munitions (IMs) improve soldier safety by decreasing sympathetic detonation during training and use in theatre. IMs are being increasingly deployed, although the environmental effects of IM constituents such as nitroguanidine (NQ) and IM mixture formulations such as IMX-101 remain largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the acute (96h) toxicity of NQ and IMX-101 to zebrafish larvae (21d post-fertilization), both in the parent materials and after the materials had been irradiated with environmentally-relevant levels of ultraviolet (UV) light...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755045/influences-on-immunization-decision-making-among-us-parents-of-young-children
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Yunmi Chung, Jay Schamel, Allison Fisher, Paula M Frew
Objectives This study assessed influences on vaccination decisions among parents of young children and examined common vaccination information and advice sources. Methods Using panel samples of parents of children under 7 years, web-based surveys were conducted in 2012 (n = 2603) and 2014 (n = 2518). A vaccine decision-making typology (non-hesitant acceptors, hesitant acceptors, delayers, and refusers) was established and weighted population estimates of potential factors influencing parental vaccination decision (e...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751932/does-regular-exercise-counter-t-cell-immunosenescence-reducing-the-risk-of-developing-cancer-and-promoting-successful-treatment-of-malignancies
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REVIEW
James E Turner, Patricia C Brum
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise training or regular physical activity is beneficial for immune function. For example, some evidence shows that individuals with an active lifestyle exhibit stronger immune responses to vaccination compared to those who are inactive. Encouragingly, poor vaccine responses, which are characteristic of an ageing immune system, can be improved by single or repeated bouts of exercise. In addition, exercise-induced lymphocytosis, and the subsequent lymphocytopenia, is thought to facilitate immune surveillance, whereby lymphocytes search tissues for antigens derived from viruses, bacteria, or malignant transformation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751584/kynurenines-tryptophan-s-metabolites-in-exercise-inflammation-and-mental-health
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REVIEW
Igor Cervenka, Leandro Z Agudelo, Jorge L Ruas
Kynurenine metabolites are generated by tryptophan catabolism and regulate biological processes that include host-microbiome signaling, immune cell response, and neuronal excitability. Enzymes of the kynurenine pathway are expressed in different tissues and cell types throughout the body and are regulated by cues, including nutritional and inflammatory signals. As a consequence of this systemic metabolic integration, peripheral inflammation can contribute to accumulation of kynurenine in the brain, which has been associated with depression and schizophrenia...
July 28, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750556/the-quebec-respiratory-health-education-network-integrating-a-model-of-self-management-education-in-copd-primary-care
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Jean Bourbeau, Raquel Farias, Pei Zhi Li, Guylaine Gauthier, Livia Battisti, Valérie Chabot, Marie-France Beauchesne, Denis Villeneuve, Patricia Côté, Louis-Philippe Boulet
The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) self-management education program with coaching of a case manager improves patient-related outcomes and leads to practice changes in primary care. COPD patients from six family medicine clinics (FMCs) participated in a 1-year educational program offered by trained case managers who focused on treatment adherence, inhaler techniques, smoking cessation, and the use of an action plan for exacerbations. Health-care utilization, health-related quality of life (HRQL), treatment adherence, inhaler technique, and COPD knowledge were assessed at each visit with validated questionnaires...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749614/dissecting-the-dynamics-of-trans-generational-immune-priming
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Joachim Kurtz, Sophie A O Armitage
The transfer of immunity from mother to offspring is a central way to endow the offspring with increased protection against pathogens. This phenomenon is not only found within the vertebrate domain: in some circumstances, invertebrate mothers can also give their offspring an immune kick-start, which is termed trans-generational immune priming (TGIP). TGIP has been uncovered for a number of invertebrate species, but it is not ubiquitously evident. The reasons for which are not known. In this issue of Molecular Ecology, Tate, Andolfatto, Demuth, and Graham () probe the molecular underpinnings of TGIP in concert with the temporal dynamics of the response in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, infected with the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Figure )...
August 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744226/the-mucosal-immune-function-is-not-compromised-during-a-period-of-high-intensity-interval-training-is-it-time-to-reconsider-an-old-assumption
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Dennis-Peter Born, Christoph Zinner, Billy Sperlich
Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the mucosal immune function and circadian variation of salivary cortisol, Immunoglobin-A (sIgA) secretion rate and mood during a period of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) compared to long-slow distance training (LSD). Methods: Recreational male runners (n = 28) completed nine sessions of either HIIT or LSD within 3 weeks. The HIIT involved 4 × 4 min of running at 90-95% of maximum heart rate interspersed with 3 min of active recovery while the LSD comprised of continuous running at 70-75% of maximum heart rate for 60-80 min...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739437/short-term-exercise-training-enhances-cell-mediated-responses-to-hsv-1-vaccine-in-mice
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M Molanouri Shamsi, Sh Najedi, Z M Hassan, A Isanejad, M Mahdavi
Exercise (with appropriate intensity and duration) is a natural modulator of immune responses and may be useful to increase the vaccine response towards antigen. According to the fact that rural area responding butter than urbon area to vaccine protocol, this study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that short term exercise training as an adjuvant for antigen such as herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in animal models. Mice with/without access to short term exercise training were immunized intramuscularly with inactivated KOS strain of HSV-1...
July 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736535/mind-body-practice-changes-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-intrinsic-control-networks
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Gao-Xia Wei, Zhu-Qing Gong, Zhi Yang, Xi-Nian Zuo
Cognitive control impairment is a typical symptom largely reported in populations with neurological disorders. Previous studies have provided evidence about the changes in cognitive control induced by mind-body training. However, the neural correlates underlying the effect of extensive mind-body practice on cognitive control remain largely unknown. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we characterized dynamic fluctuations in large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks associated with mind-body practice, and examined their differences between healthy controls and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734745/why-are-some-people-who-have-received-overdose-education-and-naloxone-reticent-to-call-emergency-medical-services-in-the-event-of-overdose
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Stephen Koester, Shane R Mueller, Lisa Raville, Sig Langegger, Ingrid A Binswanger
BACKGROUND: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) training for persons who inject drugs (PWID) underlines the importance of summoning emergency medical services (EMS). To encourage PWID to do so, Colorado enacted a Good Samaritan law providing limited immunity from prosecution for possession of a controlled substance and/or drug paraphernalia to the overdose victim and the witnesses who in good faith provide emergency assistance. This paper examines the law's influence by describing OEND trained PWIDs' experience reversing overdoses and their decision about calling for EMS support...
July 19, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720484/long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy-improves-neurocognitive-functioning-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-immune-tolerant-alpha-mannosidosis-mice
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Stijn Stroobants, Markus Damme, Ann Van der Jeugd, Ben Vermaercke, Claes Andersson, Jens Fogh, Paul Saftig, Judith Blanz, Rudi D'Hooge
Alpha-mannosidosis is a glycoproteinosis caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-mannosidase (LAMAN), which markedly affects neurons of the central nervous system (CNS), and causes pathognomonic intellectual dysfunction in the clinical condition. Cognitive improvement consequently remains a major therapeutic objective in research on this devastating genetic error. Immune-tolerant LAMAN knockout mice were developed to evaluate the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) by prolonged administration of recombinant human enzyme...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720453/parental-acceptance-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccinations-and-community-pharmacies-as-vaccination-settings-a-qualitative-study-in-alabama
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Salisa C Westrick, Lindsey A Hohmann, Stuart J McFarland, Benjamin S Teeter, Kara K White, Tessa J Hastings
PURPOSE: To determine parents' knowledge and attitudes regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in their adolescent children and to describe parents' perceptions of adolescent vaccinations in community pharmacies. METHODS: In-depth interviews were completed with parents or guardians of children ages 11-17 years from Alabama's Lee and Macon counties. One-hour long, open-ended telephonic or in-person interviews were conducted until the saturation point was reached...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
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