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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101831/psychometric-properties-of-the-portuguese-version-of-the-yale-food-addiction-scale
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Sandra Torres, Marta Camacho, Patrício Costa, Gabriela Ribeiro, Osvaldo Santos, Filipa Mucha Vieira, Isabel Brandão, Daniel Sampaio, Albino J Oliveira-Maia
PURPOSE: Rising rates of obesity have been recently associated to the novel concept of food addiction (FA). The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) is the most widely used measure for examining FA (1) and analysis of its reliability and validity is expected to facilitate empirical research on the construct. Here, we tested the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the YFAS (P-YFAS), establishing its factor structure, reliability and construct validity. METHODS: Data were obtained from 468 Portuguese individuals, 278 sampled from non-clinical populations, and 190 among obese candidates for weight-loss surgery...
January 18, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101113/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-pubertal-preparedness-program-in-terms-of-knowledge-and-attitude-regarding-pubertal-changes-among-pre-adolescent-girls
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Manisha Rani, Poonam Sheoran, Yogesh Kumar, Navjyot Singh
Objective: To compare the knowledge and attitude regarding pubertal changes among pre - adolescent girls before and after the pubertal preparedness program (PPP) in experimental and comparison group. Materials and methods: A Quasi experimental (non- equivalent comparison group pretest posttest) design was adopted with 104pre-adolescentgirls (52 in each experimental and comparison group) of age 12-14years, selected by purposive sampling from two different Government schools of Ambala District. Knowledge and attitude was assessed using structured knowledge questionnaire (KR-20 = 0...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100525/transoesophageal-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-central-venous-catheter-positioning-using-peres-formula-or-a-radiological-landmark-based-approach-a-prospective-randomized-single-centre-study
#3
J H Ahn, I S Kim, J H Yang, I G Lee, D H Seo, S P Kim
BACKGROUND: The lower superior vena cava (SVC), near its junction with the right atrium (RA), is considered the ideal location for the central venous catheter tip to ensure proper function and prevent injuries. We determined catheter insertion depth with a new formula using the sternoclavicular joint and the carina as radiological landmarks, with a 1.5 cm safety margin. The accuracy of tip positioning with the radiological landmark-based technique (R) and Peres' formula (P) was compared using transoesophageal echocardiography...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096379/molecular-mechanism-underlying-juvenile-hormone-mediated-repression-of-precocious-larval-adult-metamorphosis
#4
Takumi Kayukawa, Akiya Jouraku, Yuka Ito, Tetsuro Shinoda
Juvenile hormone (JH) represses precocious metamorphosis of larval to pupal and adult transitions in holometabolous insects. The early JH-inducible gene Krüppel homolog 1 (Kr-h1) plays a key role in the repression of metamorphosis as a mediator of JH action. Previous studies demonstrated that Kr-h1 inhibits precocious larval-pupal transition in immature larva via direct transcriptional repression of the pupal specifier Broad-Complex (BR-C). JH was recently reported to repress the adult specifier gene Ecdysone-induced protein 93F (E93); however, its mechanism of action remains unclear...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096084/timesvector-a-vectorized-clustering-approach-to-the-analysis-of-time-series-transcriptome-data-from-multiple-phenotypes
#5
Inuk Jung, Kyuri Jo, Hyejin Kang, Hongryul Ahn, Youngjae Yu, Sun Kim
MOTIVATION: Identifying biologically meaningful gene expression patterns from time series gene expression data is important to understand the underlying biological mechanisms. To identify significantly perturbed gene sets between different phenotypes, analysis of time series transcriptome data requires consideration of time and sample dimensions. Thus, the analysis of such time series data seeks to search gene sets that exhibit similar or different expression patterns between two or more sample conditions, constituting the three-dimensional data, i...
January 17, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089268/analysis-of-radioxenon-and-krypton-85-at-the-bfs-noble-gas-laboratory
#6
C Schlosser, A Bollhöfer, S Schmid, R Krais, J Bieringer, M Konrad
Proportional counters and a β-γ coincidence system and their performance characteristics are described, with emphasis on internal and external quality controls. Typical limits of detection (LD) are 8mBqm(-3) for (85)Kr and 4mBqm(-3) for (133)Xe for the proportional counters, while for similar xenon volumes the LD for (133)Xe in the β-γ system is approximately 4 times lower. Results of comparative analyses agree above the limit of quantification. Xenon-133 levels in southern Germany are presently at or below the LD of the proportional counters, but above the LD of the β-γ system, which is now routinely used for analysis of environmental samples...
December 28, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088164/photochemical-generation-of-h2ncnx-h2nncx-h2nc-nx-x-o-s-in-low-temperature-matrices
#7
Tamás Vörös, Győző György Lajgút, Gábor Magyarfalvi, György Tarczay
The [NH2, C, N, O] and the [NH2, C, N, S] molecular systems were investigated by computational and matrix-isolation spectroscopic methods. The determination of the equilibrium structures and relative energies by CCSD(T) method was followed by the computation of the harmonic and anharmonic vibrational wavenumbers, infrared intensities, relative Raman activities, and UV excitation energies. These computed data were used to assist the identification of products obtained by UV laser photolysis of 3,4-diaminofurazan and 3,4-diaminothiadiazole in low-temperature Ar and Kr matrices...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078631/investigation-of-solvent-effects-on-photophysical-properties-of-new-aminophthalimide-derivatives-based-on-methanesulfonate
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Ayse Tan, Ebru Bozkurt, Yunus Kara
Novel aminophthalimide derivatives were synthesized starting from (3aR,7aS)-2-(2-hydroxypropyl)-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione (9) , and solvent effects on the photo-physical properties of these newly synthesized aminophthalimide derivatives (compounds 14 and 15) were investigated using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Both absorption and fluorescence spectra exhibited bathochromic shift with the increased polarity of the solvents for both molecules...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068282/serological-and-molecular-biological-studies-of-parvovirus-b19-coxsackie-b-viruses-and-adenoviruses-as-potential-cardiotropic-viruses-in-bulgaria
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Stefka Kr Ivanova, Svetla G Angelova, Asya P Stoyanova, Irina L Georgieva, Lubomira K Nikolaeva-Glomb, Zafira G Mihneva, Neli St Korsun
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory diseases of the heart (myocarditis, pericarditis) are commonly caused by viruses. Among the human cardiotropic viruses, parvovirus B19, Coxsackie B viruses, and adenoviruses play a leading role. AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the presumptive causative role of parvovirus B19, Coxsackie B viruses, and adenoviruses in the development of myocarditis, pericarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy by demonstrating the presence of specific antiviral antibodies or viral DNA in patients' serum samples...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067346/fragmentation-of-krn-clusters-after-electron-impact-ionization-short-time-dynamics-simulations-and-approximate-multi-scale-treatment
#10
Ivan Janeček, Pavel Naar, Martin Stachoň, Florent Xavier Gadea, René Kalus
Post-ionization fragmentation of small ionic krypton clusters, KrN(+) (N = 3-13), has been investigated using a semiclassical non-adiabatic dynamics approach consisting of classical treatment of atomic nuclei and full quantum treatment of electrons, and an extended diatomics-in-molecules model including the spin-orbit coupling as well as leading three-body interaction corrections. Electronic quantum decoherence has also been considered via a simplified scheme proposed previously. The positive charge has been initially localized on a randomly selected atom in the form of a localized (2)P1/2 positive hole...
January 9, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063449/vacuum-ultraviolet-frequency-modulation-spectroscopy
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U Hollenstein, H Schmutz, J A Agner, M Sommavilla, F Merkt
Frequency-modulation (FM) spectroscopy has been extended to the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Coherent VUV laser radiation is produced by resonance-enhanced sum-frequency mixing (νVUV=2νUV+ν2) in Kr and Xe using two near-Fourier-transform-limited laser pulses of frequencies νUV and ν2. Sidebands generated in the output of the second laser (ν2) using an electro-optical modulator operating at the frequency νmod are directly transferred to the VUV and used to record FM spectra...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063434/integral-steric-asymmetry-in-the-inelastic-scattering-of-no-x-2-%C3%AE
#12
M Brouard, S D S Gordon, A Hackett Boyle, C G Heid, B Nichols, V Walpole, F J Aoiz, S Stolte
The integral steric asymmetry for the inelastic scattering of NO(X) by a variety of collision partners was recorded using a crossed molecular beam apparatus. The initial state of the NO(X, v = 0, j = 1/2, Ω=1/2, ϵ=-1,f) molecule was selected using a hexapole electric field, before the NO bond axis was oriented in a static electric field, allowing probing of the scattering of the collision partner at either the N- or O-end of the molecule. Scattered NO molecules were state selectively probed using (1 + 1') resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionisation, coupled with velocity-map ion imaging...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062214/in-utero-exposure-to-atypical-antipsychotic-drug-risperidone-effects-on-fetal-neurotoxicity-in-hippocampal-region-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rat-offspring
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K P Singh, Manoj Kr Singh
Clinical studies indicate that about one-third of pregnant women with psychotic symptoms are exposed to either typical or atypical antipsychotic drugs (APDs). Reports on prenatal subject/model are lacking hence, the present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of prenatal exposure to risperidone (RIS) on the fetal hippocampus, and their related functional changes in young rat offspring. In this study, pregnant Wistar rats were exposed to equivalent therapeutic doses of RIS at 0.8mg/kg, 1.0mg/kg, and 2...
January 4, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046017/development-and-external-validation-of-the-korean-prostate-cancer-risk-calculator-for-high-grade-prostate-cancer-comparison-with-two-western-risk-calculators-in-an-asian-cohort
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Jae Young Park, Sungroh Yoon, Man Sik Park, Hoon Choi, Jae Hyun Bae, Du Geon Moon, Sung Kyu Hong, Sang Eun Lee, Chanwang Park, Seok-Soo Byun
PURPOSE: We developed the Korean Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator for High-Grade Prostate Cancer (KPCRC-HG) that predicts the probability of prostate cancer (PC) of Gleason score 7 or higher at the initial prostate biopsy in a Korean cohort (http://acl.snu.ac.kr/PCRC/RISC/). In addition, KPCRC-HG was validated and compared with internet-based Western risk calculators in a validation cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a logistic regression model, KPCRC-HG was developed based on the data from 602 previously unscreened Korean men who underwent initial prostate biopsies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045044/in-situ-heavy-ion-irradiation-studies-of-nanopore-shrinkage-and-enhanced-radiation-tolerance-of-nanoporous-au
#15
Jin Li, C Fan, J Ding, S Xue, Y Chen, Q Li, H Wang, X Zhang
High energy particle radiations induce severe microstructural damage in metallic materials. Nanoporous materials with a giant surface-to-volume ratio may alleviate radiation damage in irradiated metallic materials as free surface are defect sinks. Here we show, by using in situ Kr ion irradiation in a transmission electron microscope at room temperature, that nanoporous Au indeed has significantly improved radiation tolerance comparing with coarse-grained, fully dense Au. In situ studies show that nanopores can absorb and eliminate a large number of radiation-induced defect clusters...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035030/came-identification-of-chromatin-accessibility-from-nucleosome-occupancy-and-methylome-sequencing
#16
Yongjun Piao, Seong Keon Lee, Eun-Joon Lee, Keith D Robertson, Huidong Shi, Keun Ho Ryu, Jeong-Hyeon Choi
MOTIVATION: Chromatin accessibility plays a key role in epigenetic regulation of gene activation and silencing. Open chromatin regions allow regulatory elements such as transcription factors and polymerases to bind for gene expression while closed chromatin regions prevent the activity of transcriptional machinery. Recently, Methyltransferase Accessibility Protocol for individual templates-Bisulfite Genome Sequencing (MAPit-BGS) and nucleosome occupancy and methylome sequencing (NOMe-seq) have been developed for simultaneously profiling chromatin accessibility and DNA methylation on single molecules...
December 29, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032977/electronic-states-of-silicene-allotropes-on-ag-111
#17
Polina M Sheverdyaeva, Sanjoy Kr Mahatha, Paolo Moras, Luca Petaccia, Guido Fratesi, Giovanni Onida, Carlo Carbone
Silicene, a honeycomb lattice of silicon, presents a particular case of allotropism on Ag(111). Silicene forms multiple structures with alike in-plane geometry but different out-of-plane atomic buckling and registry to the substrate. Angle-resolved photoemission and first-principles calculations show that these silicene structures, with (4×4), (√13×√13)R13.9°, and (2√3×2√3)R30° lattice periodicity, display similar electronic bands despite the structural differences. In all cases the interaction with the substrate modifies the electronic states, which significantly differ from those of free-standing silicene...
January 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031186/actg-novel-peptide-mapping-onto-gene-models
#18
Seunghyuk Choi, Hyunwoo Kim, Eunok Paek
: In many proteogenomic applications, mapping peptide sequences onto genome sequences can be very useful, because it allows us to understand origins of the gene products. Existing software tools either take the genomic position of a peptide start site as an input or assume that the peptide sequence exactly matches the coding sequence of a given gene model. In case of novel peptides resulting from genomic variations, especially structural variations such as alternative splicing, these existing tools cannot be directly applied unless users supply information about the variant, either its genomic position or its transcription model...
December 28, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018787/heavy-metal-accumulation-during-the-last-30%C3%A2-years-in-the-karnaphuli-river-estuary-chittagong-bangladesh
#19
Ai-Jun Wang, Ahmed Kawser, Yong-Hang Xu, Xiang Ye, Seema Rani, Ke-Liang Chen
Heavy metal contamination of aquatic environment has attracted global attention owing to its abundance, persistence, and environmental toxicity, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. Five heavy metals, namely chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) were investigated in surface and core sediments of the Karnaphuli River (KR) estuary in Chittagong, Bangladesh, in order to reveal the heavy metal contamination history in estuarine sediments and its response to catastrophic events and human activities...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013155/development-of-a-nickel-plated-aluminum-krypton-81m-target-system
#20
F Alrumayan, S M Okarvi, K Nagatsu, S Yanbawi, I Aljammaz
A fully automated system was developed to produce rubidium-81 ((81)Rb), based on the (nat)Kr (p, n) (81)Rb reaction. The energy incident on the target was 26MeV. Only 6MeV was stopped inside the gas and the remainder was stopped by a specially designed flange. The target body was characterized by its conical shape and its inner walls were chemically plated with 100±10µm of nickel (Ni). Ni is advantageous as a fairly good conductor of heat whose surface can resist solutions. Additionally, the Ni plated target allowed potassium chloride to dissolve (81)Rb, with no further effect on the target body...
December 13, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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