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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927688/effects-of-dietary-hawthorn-extract-on-growth-performance-immune-responses-growth-and-immune-related-genes-expression-of-juvenile-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus-and-its-susceptibility-to-vibrio-harveyi-infection
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Xiaohong Tan, Zhenzhu Sun, Zhong Huang, Chuanpeng Zhou, Heizhao Lin, Lianjie Tan, Pengwei Xun, Qian Huang
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary hawthorn extract (HTE) supplementation on growth performance, immune responses, hepatic antioxidant abilities, growth- and immune-related and heat shock protein genes expression and resistance to the pathogen Vibrio harveyi in Trachinotus ovatus. A basal diet supplemented with HTE at 0 (Diet 1), 0.50 (Diet 2), 1.00 (Diet 3), 2.00 (Diet 4), 4.00 (Diet 5) and 10.00 (Diet 6) g kg(-1) were fed to golden pompano for 8 weeks. The highest final body weight, weight gain rate, specific growth rate, feed efficiency ratio and protein efficiency rate were observed in fish fed Diet 2 (P < 0...
September 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854648/development-of-a-low-cost-and-effective-trapping-device-for-apple-maggot-fly-diptera-tephritidae-monitoring-and-control-in-mexican-commercial-hawthorn-groves
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E Tadeo, E Muñiz, J Rull, W L Yee, M Aluja, R Lasa
Few efforts have been made in Mexico to monitor Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in commercial hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) crops. Therefore, the main objectives of this study were to evaluate infestation levels of R. pomonella in feral and commercial Mexican hawthorn and to assess the efficacy of different trap-lure combinations to monitor the pest. Wild hawthorn was more infested than commercially grown hawthorn at the sample site. No differences among four commercial baits (Biolure, ammonium carbonate, CeraTrap, and Captor + borax) were detected when used in combination with a yellow sticky gel (SG) adherent trap under field conditions...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844527/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-for-pancreas-transplantation
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REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Germaine Wong, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the most effective solution for in situ perfusion/preservation of the pancreas in donation after brain death donors, in addition to optimal in situ flush volume(s) and route(s) during pancreas procurement. METHODS: Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Articles comparing graft outcomes between two or more different perfusion/preservation fluids (University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) and/or Celsior) were compared using random effects models where appropriate...
August 24, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817531/bias-confounding-and-interaction-lions-and-tigers-and-bears-oh-my
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REVIEW
Thomas R Vetter, Edward J Mascha
Epidemiologists seek to make a valid inference about the causal effect between an exposure and a disease in a specific population, using representative sample data from a specific population. Clinical researchers likewise seek to make a valid inference about the association between an intervention and outcome(s) in a specific population, based upon their randomly collected, representative sample data. Both do so by using the available data about the sample variable to make a valid estimate about its corresponding or underlying, but unknown population parameter...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795335/encouraging-mindfulness-in-medical-house-staff-via-smartphone-app-a-pilot-study
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Louise Wen, Timothy E Sweeney, Lindsay Welton, Mickey Trockel, Laurence Katznelson
BACKGROUND: Stress and burnout are increasingly recognized as urgent issues among resident physicians, especially given the concerning implications of burnout on physician well-being and patient care outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed how a mindfulness and meditation practice among residents, supported via a self-guided, smartphone-based mindfulness app, affects wellness as measured by prevalidated surveys. METHODS: Residents in the departments of general surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology were recruited for participation in this survey-based, four-week, single-arm study...
August 9, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782814/comparative-study-of-the-influence-of-hawthorn-crataegus-monogyna-berries-ethanolic-extract-and-butylated-hydroxylanisole-bha-on-lipid-peroxidation-myoglobin-oxidation-consistency-and-firmness-of-minced-pork-during-refrigeration
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Camelia Papuc, Corina Nicoleta Predescu, Liliana Tudoreanu, Valentin Nicorescu, Iuliana Gajaila
BACKGROUND: Following public concern on the use of synthetic food antioxidants, there is an increasing demand for the application of mixed or purified natural antioxidants to maintain meat produces quality during storage. The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of hawthorn berries' ethanolic extract compared to butylated hydroxylanisole (BHA), on lipid peroxidation, myoglobin oxidation, protein electrophoresis pattern, consistency and firmness of minced pork during refrigeration at 4 °C and to identify the relationship between chemical modifications and consistency variation...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771838/human-regulatory-macrophages-are-potent-in-suppression-of-the-xenoimmune-response-via-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-involved-mechanism-s
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Fei Guo, Min Hu, Dandan Huang, Yuanfei Zhao, Benjamin Heng, Gilles Guillemin, Chai K Lim, Wayne J Hawthorne, Shounan Yi
BACKGROUND: For xenotransplantation to truly succeed, we must develop immunomodulatory strategies to suppress the xenoimmune response but by minimizing immunosuppression over the long term. Regulatory macrophages (Mreg) have been shown to suppress polyclonal T-cell proliferation in vitro and prolong allograft survival in vivo. However, the question of whether they are capable of suppressing xenoimmune responses remains unknown. This study assessed the potential of human Mreg to be used as an effective immunomodulatory method in xenotransplantation...
August 2, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752911/the-hawthorne-effect-in-direct-observation-research-with-physicians-and-patients
#8
Meredith A Goodwin, Kurt C Stange, Stephen J Zyzanski, Benjamin F Crabtree, Elaine A Borawski, Susan A Flocke
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: This study examines the degree to which a "Hawthorne effect" alters outpatient-visit content. METHODS: Trained research nurses directly observed 4454 visits to 138 family physicians. Multiple data sources were used to examine the Hawthorne effect including differences in medical record documentation for observed visits and the prior visit by the same patient, time use during visits on the first versus the second observation day of each physician, and report by the patient, physician, and observer of the effect of observation...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
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REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716486/the-impact-of-a-peer-support-group-for-children-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-uganda
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Amy Scheel, Andrea Beaton, Emmy Okello, Chris T Longenecker, Isaac Omara Otim, Peter Lwabi, Craig Sable, Allison R Webel, Twalib Aliku
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a peer-support group on knowledge, quality of life, and social support for children with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). METHODS: Children diagnosed with RHD and receiving 4-weekly injectable penicillin were invited to participate in a monthly support group for 6 months. Pre- and post-intervention assessments included a baseline RHD knowledge assessment, a measure of health related quality of life (HRQOL) (PedsQLTM4.0), and a measure of social support (Hawthorne Friendship Scale)...
July 11, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686738/correction-assessment-of-chronic-sublethal-effects-of-imidacloprid-on-honey-bee-colony-health
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Galen P Dively, Michael S Embrey, Alaa Kamel, David J Hawthorne, Jeffery S Pettis
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118748.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685913/could-phase-3-medicine-trials-be-tagged-as-pragmatic-a-case-study-the-salford-copd-trial
#12
Rafael Dal-Ré
Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) can be classified as explanatory or pragmatic. Currently, explanatory and pragmatic are considered to be the extremes of a continuum: Many trials have some features of both explanatory and pragmatic RCTs. The Salford Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease (COPD) trial was an open-label phase 3 RCT assessing an experimental product (fluticasone furoate-vilanterol) vs usual care. The Salford investigators labelled it as "the world's first phase 3 pragmatic RCT" in COPD patients...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608832/fruits-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Cai-Ning Zhao, Xiao Meng, Ya Li, Sha Li, Qing Liu, Guo-Yi Tang, Hua-Bin Li
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are leading global health problems. Accumulating epidemiological studies have indicated that consuming fruits was inversely related to the risk of CVDs. Moreover, substantial experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and several fruits (grape, blueberry, pomegranate, apple, hawthorn, and avocado) have been widely studied and have shown potent cardiovascular protective action. Fruits can prevent CVDs or facilitate the restoration of morphology and functions of heart and vessels after injury...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594760/an-initiative-to-reduce-the-episiotomy-rate-association-of-feedback-and-the-hawthorne-effect-with-leapfrog-goals
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Kathy Zhang-Rutledge, Steven L Clark, Stacie Denning, Audra Timmins, Gary A Dildy, Manisha Gandhi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of education, performance feedback, and the Hawthorne effect with a reduction in the episiotomy rate in a large academic institution. METHODS: We describe a prospective observational study of a project conducted between March 2012 and February 2017 to assist clinicians in meeting the Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) target rates for episiotomy. Phases of this project included preintervention (phase 1, March 2012 to April 2014), education and provision of collective department episiotomy rates (phase 2, May 2014 to December 2014), ongoing education with emphasis on a revised Leapfrog target rate (phase 3, January 2015 to February 2016), and provision of individual episiotomy rates to practitioners on a monthly basis (phase 4, March 2016 to February 2017)...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590220/effect-of-common-species-of-florida-landscaping-plants-on-the-efficacy-of-attractive-toxic-sugar-baits-against-aedes-albopictus
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Kelly E Seeger, Jodi M Scott, Gunter C Muller, Whitney A Qualls, Rui-De Xue
Attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) was applied to 5 different types of commonly found plants in landscaping of northeastern Florida. The ATSB applications were assessed for possible plant effects and preference against Aedes albopictus in semifield evaluations. Positive and negative controls consisted of plants sprayed with attractive sugar bait (no toxicant) and plants with nothing applied. Bioassays were conducted on stems with leaf clippings and on full plants to assess any difference in mosquito mortality on the different plants...
June 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539730/near-infrared-spectroscopy-as-a-process-analytical-technology-tool-for-monitoring-the-parching-process-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-on-two-kinds-of-chemical-indicators
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Kaiyue Li, Weiying Wang, Yanping Liu, Su Jiang, Guo Huang, Liming Ye
BACKGROUND: The active ingredients and thus pharmacological efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at different degrees of parching process vary greatly. OBJECTIVE: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) was used to develop a new method for rapid online analysis of TCM parching process, using two kinds of chemical indicators (5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural [5-HMF] content and 420 nm absorbance) as reference values which were obviously observed and changed in most TCM parching process...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533575/antihypertensive-effects-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-crataegus-azarolus-subspecies-aronia-fruit-in-rats-with-renovascular-hypertension-an-experimental-mechanistic-study
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Mohammad Reza Haydari, Mohammad Reza Panjeshahin, Elaheh Mashghoolozekr, Ali Akbar Nekooeian
BACKGROUND: Hawthorn species decreases blood pressure and relaxes precontracted vessels. This study aimed at examining the antihypertensive effect and related mechanisms of hydroalcoholic extract of Crataegus azarolus subspecies aronia fruit in rats with renovascular hypertension. METHODS: Six groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats, each containing 6 to 8 rats, were studied. The groups comprised of one sham group and 5 renal artery-clipped groups. The sham group received vehicle (distilled water 0...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502361/measuring-and-accounting-for-the-hawthorne-effect-during-a-direct-overt-observational-study-of-intensive-care-unit-nurses
#18
Sharon Lea Kurtz
BACKGROUND: Because suspecting nurses could alter hand hygiene (HH) behavior when observed, the goal of this article was to describe how the Hawthorne effect (HE) was measured and accounted for in a direct observational prospective study. METHODS: Observations were made 8 h/d for 3-5 days in 5 intensive care units (ICUs) (4 hospitals) on a convenience sample of 64 ICU nurses in Texas. The HE was measured so if hand hygiene adherence rates of the first 2 hours were 20% higher than the last 6 hours, the first 2 hours would be dropped and an additional 2 hours would be added at the end of the observation period...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494319/no-baby-booms-or-birth-sex-ratio-changes-following-fifty-shades-of-grey-in-the-united-states
#19
Victor Grech
INTRODUCTION: The Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG) trilogy were publicised by the media as inflaming increased coital activity, and that this would result a baby boom. Furthermore, increased coital activity skews the sex ratio at birth (M/T) toward male births. This study was carried out in order to ascertain whether there were any spikes in total births or in M/T in the United States (US) circa nine months following the FSOG books. METHODS: Monthly male and female births for the US were obtained directly from the website of the Centre for Disease Control (01/2007-12/2015)...
July 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469657/fermented-chinese-formula-shuan-tong-ling-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#20
Zhi-Gang Mei, Ling-Jing Tan, Jin-Feng Wang, Xiao-Li Li, Wei-Feng Huang, Hua-Jun Zhou
The fermented Chinese formula Shuan-Tong-Ling is composed of radix puerariae (Gegen), salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), radix curcuma (Jianghuang), hawthorn (Shanzha), salvia chinensis (Shijianchuan), sinapis alba (Baijiezi), astragalus (Huangqi), panax japonicas (Zhujieshen), atractylodes macrocephala koidz (Baizhu), radix paeoniae alba (Baishao), bupleurum (Chaihu), chrysanthemum (Juhua), rhizoma cyperi (Xiangfu) and gastrodin (Tianma), whose aqueous extract was fermented with lactobacillus, bacillus aceticus and saccharomycetes...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
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