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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430893/congeneric-predaceous-diving-beetle-species-fail-to-segregate-in-a-floodplain-system-a-case-of-amplified-sympatry
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Courtney Holt McDaniel, Joseph V McHugh, Darold P Batzer
Coexistence of closely related species has long been a focus of biologists in their efforts to explain mechanisms that drive community assembly. Dytiscidae (predaceous diving beetles) are a group that shows a particularly high affinity for sympatry despite their relatedness. Our objective was to investigate the degree of overlap among Neoporus (Guignot) species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in floodplains of the southeastern United States. We sampled two floodplain habitats (permanent oxbow lakes and temporarily flooded pools) of the Altamaha River (Georgia, USA) for Neoporus species over three years...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429454/scuba-diving-patent-foramen-ovale-and-heart-rhythm-disturbances-the-role-of-underwater-holter-monitoring-case-report
#2
Szymon Olędzki, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Maciej Lewandowski, Jarosław Gorący
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is thought to be a risk factor for decompression illness (DCI). Catheter-based closure procedure reduces the risk of DCI in selected scuba divers with PFO. Major complication of invasive approach are rare, minor, especially heart rhythm disturbances are reported relatively often. We describe a case of 41-year-old diver, who underwent PFO closure due to recurrent DCI events. Afterward, he experienced no DCI symptoms; however, he complained about feeling of the heart beating during a submersion...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425091/marine-bioluminescence-measurement-by-a-classical-light-sensor-and-related-foraging-behaviour-of-a-deep-diving-predator
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Jade Vacquié-Garcia, Jérôme Mallefet, Frédéric Bailleul, Baptiste Picard, Christophe Guinet
Bioluminescence is produced by a broad range of organisms for defense, predation or communication purposes. Southern elephant seal (SES) vision is adapted to low intensity light with a peak sensitivity, matching the wavelength emitted by myctophid species, one of the main prey of female SES. A total of 11 satellite-tracked female SES were equipped with a Time-Depth-Light 3D-accelerometers (TDR10-X) in order to assess whether bioluminescence could be used by SES to locate their prey. First, we demonstrated experimentally that the TDR10-X light sensor was sensitive enough to detect natural bioluminescence; however, we highlighted a low distance detection of the sensor...
April 20, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424314/muscle-biochemistry-of-a-pelagic-delphinid-stenella-longirostris-longirostris-insight-into-fishery-induced-separation-of-mothers-and-calves
#4
Shawn R Noren, Kristi West
The length of time required for postnatal maturation of the locomotor muscle (longissimus dorsi) biochemistry [myoglobin (Mb) content and buffering capacity] in marine mammals typically varies with nursing duration, but it can be accelerated by species-specific behavioral demands, such as deep-diving and sub-ice transit. We examined how the swimming demands of a pelagic lifestyle influence postnatal maturation of Mb and buffering capacity in spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris longirostris). Mb content of newborn (1...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424310/heart-rate-regulation-in-diving-sea-lions-the-vagus-nerve-rules
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Paul J Ponganis, Birgitte I McDonald, Michael S Tift, Cassondra L Williams
Recent publications have emphasized the potential generation of morbid cardiac arrhythmias secondary to autonomic conflict in diving marine mammals. Such conflict, as typified by cardiovascular responses to cold water immersion in humans, has been proposed to result from exercise-related activation of cardiac sympathetic fibers to increase heart rate, combined with depth-related changes in parasympathetic tone to decrease heart rate. After reviewing the marine mammal literature and evaluating heart rate profiles of diving California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), we present an alternative interpretation of heart rate regulation that de-emphasizes the concept of autonomic conflict and the risk of morbid arrhythmias in marine mammals...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420405/do-international-health-partnerships-contribute-to-reverse-innovation-a-mixed-methods-study-of-thet-supported-partnerships-in-the-uk
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Kavian Kulasabanathan, Hamdi Issa, Yasser Bhatti, Matthew Prime, Jacqueline Del Castillo, Ara Darzi, Matthew Harris
BACKGROUND: International health partnerships (IHPs) are changing, with an increased emphasis on mutual accountability and joint agenda setting for both the high- and the low- or middle-income country (LMIC) partners. There is now an important focus on the bi-directionality of learning however for the UK partners, this typically focuses on learning at the individual level, through personal and professional development. We sought to evaluate whether this learning also takes the shape of 'Reverse Innovation' -when an idea conceived in a low-income country is subsequently adopted in a higher-income country...
April 18, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417835/objective-vs-subjective-evaluation-of-cognitive-performance-during-0-4-mpa-dives-breathing-air-or-nitrox
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Peter Germonpré, Costantino Balestra, Walter Hemelryck, Peter Buzzacott, Pierre Lafère
BACKGROUND: Divers try to limit risks associated with their sport, for instance by breathing enriched air nitrox (EANx) instead of air. This double blinded, randomized trial was designed to see if the use of EANx could effectively improve cognitive performance while diving. METHODS: Eight volunteers performed two no-decompression dry dives breathing air or EANx for 20 min at 0.4 MPa. Cognitive functions were assessed with a computerized test battery, including MathProc and Ptrail...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414588/prehospital-predictors-of-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-victoria-australia
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Alaa O Oteir, Karen Smith, Johannes Stoelwinder, James W Middleton, Shelley Cox, Lisa N Sharwood, Paul A Jennings
OBJECTIVES: To identify the predictors of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) and describe the differences between confirmed and potential TSCI cases in the prehospital setting. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all adult patients over a six-year period (2007-12) with potential TSCI who were attended and transported by Ambulance Victoria (AV). We extracted potential TSCI cases from the AV data warehouse and linked with the Victorian State Trauma Registry to compare with final hospital diagnosis...
April 17, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411937/preparing-for-international-travel-and-global-medical-care
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Swaminatha V Mahadevan, Matthew C Strehlow
Thorough pretravel preparation and medical consultation can mitigate avoidable health and safety risks. A comprehensive pretravel medical consultation should include an individualized risk assessment, immunization review, and discussion of arthropod protective measures, malaria prophylaxis, traveler's diarrhea, and injury prevention. Travel with children and jet lag reduction require additional planning and prevention strategies; travel and evacuation insurance may prove essential when traveling to less resourced countries...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411929/updates-in-decompression-illness
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REVIEW
Neal W Pollock, Dominique Buteau
Decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism, collectively known as decompression illness (DCI), are rare but serious afflictions that can result from compressed gas diving exposures. Risk is primarily determined by the pressure-time profile but is influenced by several factors. DCI can present idiosyncratically but with a wide range of neurologic symptoms. Examination is critical for assessment in the absence of diagnostic indicators. Many conditions must be considered in the differential diagnosis. High-fraction oxygen breathing provides first aid but definitive treatment of DCI is hyperbaric oxygen...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410968/increase-in-serum-noradrenaline-concentration-by-short-dives-with-bradycardia-in-indo-pacific-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-aduncus
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Miwa Suzuki, Mika Tomoshige, Miki Ito, Sotaro Koga, Makio Yanagisawa, Takashi Bungo, Yuya Makiguchi
In cetaceans, diving behavior immediately induces a change in blood circulation to favor flow to the brain and heart; this is achieved by intense vasoconstriction of the blood vessels that serve other organs. This blood circulation response is allied to a decrease in heart rate in order to optimize oxygen usage during diving. Vasoconstrictors are present in all mammals and stimulate the contraction of the smooth muscle in the walls of blood vessels. The most important of these vasoconstrictors are the hormones adrenaline (A), noradrenaline (NA), and angiotensin II (ANG II)...
April 11, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410026/variation-in-growth-drives-the-duration-of-parental-care-a-test-of-ydenberg-s-model
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Kyle H Elliott, Jannie F Linnebjerg, Chantelle Burke, Anthony J Gaston, Anders Mosbech, Morten Frederiksen, Flemming Merkel
The duration of parental care in animals varies widely, from none to lifelong. Such variation is typically thought to represent a trade-off between growth and safety. Seabirds show wide variation in the age at which offspring leave the nest, making them ideal to test the idea that a trade-off between high energy gain at sea and high safety at the nest drives variation in departure age (Ydenberg's model). To directly test the model assumptions, we attached time-depth recorders to murre parents (fathers [which do all parental care at sea] and mothers; [Formula: see text] of each)...
May 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405358/integrating-multiple-technologies-to-understand-the-foraging-behaviour-of-hawaiian-monk-seals
#13
Kenady Wilson, Charles Littnan, Patrick Halpin, Andrew Read
The objective of this research was to investigate and describe the foraging behaviour of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands. Specifically, our goal was to identify a metric to classify foraging behaviour from telemetry instruments. We deployed accelerometers, seal-mounted cameras and GPS tags on six monk seals during 2012-2014 on the islands of Molokai, Kauai and Oahu. We used pitch, calculated from the accelerometer, to identify search events and thus classify foraging dives. A search event and consequent 'foraging dive' occurred when the pitch was greater than or equal to 70° at a depth less than or equal to -3 m...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405270/group-foraging-in-socotra-cormorants-a-biologging-approach-to-the-study-of-a-complex-behavior
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Timothée R Cook, Rob Gubiani, Peter G Ryan, Sabir B Muzaffar
Group foraging contradicts classic ecological theory because intraspecific competition normally increases with aggregation. Hence, there should be evolutionary benefits to group foraging. The study of group foraging in the field remains challenging however, because of the large number of individuals involved and the remoteness of the interactions to the observer. Biologging represents a cost-effective solution to these methodological issues. By deploying GPS and temperature-depth loggers on individuals over a period of several consecutive days, we investigated intraspecific foraging interactions in the Socotra cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis, a threatened colonial seabird endemic to the Arabian Peninsula...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400548/the-relation-between-cultural-values-euthanasia-and-spiritual-care-in-the-netherlands
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Carlo Leget
The aim of this paper is to gain some understanding of euthanasia as a Dutch cultural practice, focusing on value orientations that lie beneath the surface of what is made visible in the many national surveys that have been done in the Netherlands. In order to reach this aim we will take two steps. In the first place we will give a short sketch of euthanasia as it is understood and practiced in the Netherlands. This will be followed by a cultural analysis of the American-Dutch historian James Kennedy who studied the euthanasia debate in the Netherlands from the 1960 until 1985...
March 17, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398949/sildenafil-possible-prophylaxis-against-swimming-induced-pulmonary-edema-sipe
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Stefanie D Martina, John J Freiberger, Dionne F Peacher, Michael J Natoli, Eric A Schinazi, Dawn N Kernagis, Jennifer Av Potter, Claire E Otteni, Richard E Moon
Swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE) occurs during swimming and scuba diving, usually in cold water, in susceptible healthy individuals, especially military recruits and triathletes. We have previously demonstrated that pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) are higher during immersed exercise in SIPE-susceptible individuals vs. controls, confirming that SIPE is a form of hemodynamic pulmonary edema. Oral sildenafil 50 mg 1 hour before immersed exercise reduced PAP and PAWP, suggesting that sildenafil may prevent SIPE...
April 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398317/allergan-dives-into-crispr-cas9
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April 11, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397524/effects-of-oxygen-enriched-air-on-cognitive-performance-during-scuba-diving-an-open-water-study
#18
Anne-Kathrin Brebeck, Andreas Deussen, Henning Schmitz-Peiffer, Ursula Range, Costantino Balestra, Sinclair Cleveland, Jochen D Schipke
Backround: Nitrogen narcosis impairs cognitive function, a fact relevant during SCUBA-diving. Oxygen-enriched air (nitrox) became popular in recreational diving, while evidence of its advantages over air is limited. AIM: Compare effects of nitrox28 and air on two psychometric tests. METHODS: In this prospective, double-blind, open-water study, 108 advanced divers (38 females) were randomized to an air or a nitrox-group for a 60-min dive to 24 m salt water. Breathing gas effects on cognitive performance were assessed during the dive using a short- and long-term memory test and a number connection test...
April 11, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391390/corticosteroids-in-the-management-of-acute-multiple-sclerosis-exacerbations
#19
I Smets, L Van Deun, C Bohyn, V van Pesch, L Vanopdenbosch, D Dive, V Bissay, B Dubois
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system characterized in the majority of the patients by a relapsing-remitting disease course. For decades high-dosage corticosteroids (CS) are considered the cornerstone in the management of acute MS relapses. However, many unanswered questions remain when it comes to the exact modalities of CS administration. In this review on behalf of the Belgian Study Group for MS we define the efficacy of CS in reducing MS-related morbidity and examine whether the effect is different according to type of CS, route of administration, cumulative dosage, timing of initiation and disease course...
April 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390222/recovery-of-deceased-scuba-divers-from-within-flooded-subterranean-caves
#20
Peter Buzzacott, Craig Nelson, Ken Hill, Lamar Hires
Each year in the US three divers, on average, perish inside flooded caves and their remains require recovery. Recovery is a hazardous undertaking often performed by members of the International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery (IUCRR) team, in collaboration with local law enforcement and medical examiners/coroners. Since forming in 1999 the IUCRR have established standard recovery procedures for cave diving fatalities. This article reviews each stage of the recovery; the call out, arrival on site, the search, recording/preserving the evidence, the recovery, the handover and post-recovery record-keeping...
March 27, 2017: Forensic Science International
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