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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548573/inulin-type-fructan-degradation-capacity-of-clostridium-cluster-iv-and-xiva-butyrate-producing-colon-bacteria-and-their-associated-metabolic-outcomes
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F Moens, L De Vuyst
Four selected butyrate-producing colon bacterial strains belonging to Clostridium cluster IV (Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum DSM 23266(T) and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii DSM 17677(T)) and XIVa (Eubacterium hallii DSM 17630 and Eubacterium rectale CIP 105953(T)) were studied as to their capacity to degrade inulin-type fructans and concomitant metabolite production. Cultivation of these strains was performed in bottles and fermentors containing a modified medium for colon bacteria, including acetate, supplemented with either fructose, oligofructose, or inulin as the sole energy source...
May 30, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546466/changes-in-brachial-artery-endothelial-function-and-resting-diameter-with-moderate-intensity-continuous-but-not-sprint-interval-training-in-sedentary-men
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Ninette Shenouda, Jenna B Gillen, Martin J Gibala, Maureen J MacDonald
Moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) improves peripheral artery function in healthy adults, a phenomenon that reverses as continued training induces structural remodeling. Sprint interval training (SIT) elicits physiological adaptations similar to MICT despite a lower exercise volume and time-commitment; however, its effect on peripheral artery function and structure is largely unexplored. We compared peripheral artery responses to 12 weeks of MICT and SIT in sedentary, healthy men (age=27±8 years)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544130/adaptation-of-a-scale-to-measure-coping-strategies-in-informal-primary-caregivers-a-case-of-validation-with-small-samples
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Francisco Javier Rosas-Santiago, María Luisa Marván Garduño, Roberto Lagunes-Córdoba
BACKGROUND: The recovery process of a psychiatric patient is related to his primary informal caregiver's style of coping with stress. There is insufficient literature on validations of instruments that measure coping styles in this population. OBJECTIVE: To adapt and validate a scale to measure coping strategies in primary informal caregivers. METHOD: The adapted scale was based on the Extreme Coping Scale of López-Vázquez and Marván. Items from that scale were adapted for application to informal caregivers...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537953/staring-at-my-body-the-experience-of-body-reconstruction-in-breast-cancer-long-term-survivors
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Li-Yu Chuang, Yu-Yun Hsu, Shu-Yuan Yin, Bih-Ching Shu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer takes time for its survivors after a mastectomy to adjust to their changed bodies. There are limited studies about the process of how those survivors accept the changes of their bodies and how they reestablish their new selves. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand the perception of body from women diagnosed with breast cancer more than 5years previously and whose treatment included a mastectomy. METHODS: A phenomenological method was applied to this study...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536765/silicon-mediated-changes-in-radial-hydraulic-conductivity-and-cell-wall-stability-are-involved-in-silicon-induced-drought-resistance-in-tomato
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Bi-Li Cao, Lili Wang, Song Gao, Jie Xia, Kun Xu
Plants frequently experience drought stress. It is well known that silicon (Si) facilitates recovery from drought stress by improving drought resistance in plants. However, the effects of Si on the roots associated with the drought resistance in plants remain elusive. In this study, tomato (cv. 'Jinpeng 1(#)') was adopted to study the silicon-mediated drought avoidance and drought tolerance. The results showed that exogenous Si evidently influenced the drought-induced changes of the related indicators. Roots added with Si were more adaptable to drought stress...
May 23, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533029/determination-of-mineral-oil-aromatic-hydrocarbons-moah-in-edible-oils-and-fats-by-online-liquid-chromatography-gas-chromatography-flame-ionization-detection-lc-gc-fid-evaluation-of-automated-removal-strategies-for-biogenic-olefins
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Marco Nestola, Torsten C Schmidt
The determination of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in foodstuffs gained in importance over the last years as carcinogenicity cannot be excluded for certain MOAH. The existence of olefins in foodstuffs, such as edible oils and fats, can be problematic for the determination of MOAH by LC-GC-FID. Removal of these interfering substances by HPLC based on polarity differences is not possible. During gas chromatographic separation heavily overloaded peaks are observed rendering the detection of small mineral oil contaminations almost impossible...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529062/quantitative-targeted-bile-acid-profiling-as-new-markers-for-dili-in-a-model-of-methapyrilene-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
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Markus Slopianka, Anne Herrmann, Mira Pavkovic, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, Rainer Ernst, Angela Mally, Matthias Keck, Bjoern Riefke
Recently, bile acids (BAs) were reported as promising markers for drug-induced liver injury (DILI). BAs have been suggested to correlate with hepatocellular and hepatobiliary damage; however a clear connection of BA patterns with different types of DILI remains to be established. To investigate if BAs can improve the assessment of liver injury, 20 specific BAs were quantitatively profiled via LC-MS/MS in plasma and liver tissue in a model of methapyrilene-induced liver injury in rats. Methapyrilene, a known hepatotoxin was dosed daily over 14-days at doses of 30 and 80mg/kg, followed by a recovery phase of 10days...
May 19, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528994/clinical-significance-of-the-overshoot-phenomena-of-respiratory-gas-indices-during-recovery-from-maximal-exercise-testing
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Yuta Takayanagi, Akira Koike, Osamu Nagayama, Arisa Nagamine, Rujie Qin, Jo Kato, Isao Nishi, Tomoko Himi, Yuko Kato, Akira Sato, Takeshi Yamashita, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Overshoot phenomena of the gas exchange ratio (R:VCO2/VO2), ventilatory equivalent for O2 (VE/VO2), and end-tidal O2 pressure (PETO2) are commonly observed during recovery from maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX). We investigated the clinical significance of the overshoots of these indices by comparing their magnitudes between healthy subjects and cardiac patients with left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS: In total, 121 subjects (73 healthy subjects and 48 cardiac patients with left ventricular ejection fraction<40%) who underwent CPX and achieved peak R≥1...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527900/hip-fracture-an-interruption-that-has-consequences-four-months-after-a-hip-fracture-a-qualitative-study
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Berit Gesar, Carina Baath, Hanne Hedin, Ami Hommel
BACKGROUND: Effects following a hip fracture often lead to functional disabilities and increased dependence on others. Although persons sustaining a hip fracture constitute a heterogeneous group in Swedish health care, they tend to be treated as a homogenous one. AIM: The aim of this study was to reveal how previously healthy people, aged 65 years and older, described how they had adapted to daily life four months after a hip fracture. METHOD: The follow-up interviews were performed by the first author four months after the hip fracture...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526016/efficient-extracellular-recombinant-production-and-purification-of-a-bacillus-cyclodextrin-glucanotransferase-in-escherichia-coli
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Christian Sonnendecker, Ren Wei, Elisabeth Kurze, Jinpeng Wang, Thorsten Oeser, Wolfgang Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: Cyclodextrin glucanotransferases (CGTases) catalyze the synthesis of cyclodextrins, cyclic oligosaccharides composed of glucose monomers that find applications in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. An economic application of these industrially important enzymes requires their efficient production and recovery. In this study, the effect of Sec-type signal peptides on the recombinant expression of a CGTase derived from Bacillus sp. G825-6 was investigated in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) using a codon-adapted gene...
May 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524762/exosomes-promote-restoration-after-an-experimental-animal-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Laura Otero-Ortega, Mari Carmen Gómez de Frutos, Fernando Laso-García, Berta Rodríguez-Frutos, Esperanza Medina-Gutiérrez, Juan Antonio López, Jesús Vázquez, Exuperio Díez-Tejedor, María Gutiérrez-Fernández
Exosomes are gaining importance because they show great promise in therapeutic applications for several diseases. Particularly in stroke, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy work as paracrine effectors responsible for promoting neurovascular remodeling and functional recovery. Adult male rats were subjected to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) by intrastriatal injection of collagenase type IV; 24 h after surgery, MSC-derived exosomes were administered through the tail vein. The rats were euthanized at 7 or 28 days after treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521623/enzyme-linked-immunoassay-based-quantitative-measurement-of-apolipoprotein-b-apob-in-dried-blood-spots-a-biomarker-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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Geeta N Eick, Paul Kowal, Tyler Barrett, Elizabeth A Thiele, J Josh Snodgrass
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of mortality in both higher and lower income countries. Here, we adapted an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) development kit for quantitative determination of ApoB levels in serum and plasma for use with dried blood spots (DBS). After confirming the dilution linearity of the assay for DBS, we measured ApoB in 208 venous DBS samples. Then, using Passing-Bablok regression analysis and Spearman rank correlation analysis, we evaluated the correspondence in ApoB values between matched plasma and finger-prick DBS samples from 40 individuals who had ApoB values spanning the range of ApoB values observed in the 208 vDBS samples...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520675/the-role-of-cognitive-reserve-in-recovery-from-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kayla A Steward, Richard Kennedy, Thomas A Novack, Michael Crowe, Daniel C Marson, Kristen L Triebel
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether cognitive reserve (CR) attenuates the initial impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on cognitive performance (neural reserve) and results in faster cognitive recovery rates in the first year postinjury (neural compensation), and whether the advantage of CR differs on the basis of the severity of TBI. SETTING: Inpatient/outpatient clinics at an academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with mild TBI (mTBI; n = 28), complicated mild TBI (cmTBI; n = 24), and moderate to severe TBI (msevTBI; n = 57), and demographically matched controls (n = 66)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520671/living-life-after-traumatic-brain-injury-phase-1-of-a-longitudinal-qualitative-study
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Kathryn McPherson, Joanna Fadyl, Alice Theadom, Alexis Channon, William Levack, Nicola Starkey, Laura Wilkinson-Meyers, Nicola Kayes
OBJECTIVE: To explore what helps and hinders recovery and adaptation after disabling traumatic brain injury (TBI) and make recommendations for improving service responsiveness. DESIGN: A longitudinal qualitative descriptive study across all TBI severities. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Forty people with TBI, and 22 significant others, 6 to 9 months following a TBI. MAIN MEASURES: Semistructured interviews, analyzed using qualitative description, focused on (a) key areas of importance or concern and (b) strategies or actions that people found helpful or that hindered recovery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516313/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-impedance-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-its-impact-on-exploratory-outcome
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Yukari Kobayashi, Juyong B Kim, Kegan J Moneghetti, Yuhei Kobayashi, Ran Zhang, Daniel A Brenner, Ryan O'Malley, Ingela Schnittger, Michael Fischbein, D Craig Miller, Alan C Yeung, David Liang, Francois Haddad, William F Fearon
Valvulo-arterial impedance (Zva) has been shown to predict worse outcome in medically managed aortic stenosis (AS) patients. We aimed to investigate the association between Zva and left ventricular (LV) adaptation and to explore the predictive value of Zva for cardiac functional recovery and outcome after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We prospectively enrolled 128 patients with AS who underwent TAVR. Zva was calculated as: (systolic blood pressure + mean transaortic gradient)/stroke volume index)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511127/neurophysiology-of-synaptic-functioning-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Mario Stampanoni Bassi, Francesco Mori, Fabio Buttari, Girolama A Marfia, Andrea Sancesario, Diego Centonze, Ennio Iezzi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory immune-mediate disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), primarily affecting the myelin sheath and followed by neurodegeneration. Synaptic alterations are emerging as critical determinants of early neurodegeneration in MS. Inflammation-induced alterations of synaptic transmission and plasticity have been investigated in vitro and also in human MS using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques. Specific inflammatory cytokines alter glutamatergic and GABAergic transmission, resulting in synaptic hyperexcitability...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511048/defensive-freezing-links-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-activity-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-humans
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Hannah C M Niermann, Bernd Figner, Anna Tyborowska, Jacobien M van Peer, Antonius H N Cillessen, Karin Roelofs
The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA)-axis plays an important role in the expression of defensive freezing. Adaptive freezing reactivity, characterized by an immediate increase in acute stress and timely termination upon threat offset or need to act, is essential for adequate stress coping. Blunted HPA-axis activity in animals is associated with blunted freezing reactivity and internalizing symptoms. Despite their potential relevance, it remains unknown whether these mechanisms apply to humans and human psychopathology...
May 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510313/categorization-and-theoretical-comparison-of-quantitative-methods-for-assessing-qt-rr-hysteresis
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REVIEW
Hugo Gravel, Daniel Curnier, Nagib Dahdah, Vincent Jacquemet
BACKGROUND: In the human electrocardiogram, there is a lag of adaptation of the QT interval to heart rate changes, usually termed QT/RR hysteresis (QT-hys). Subject-specific quantifiers of QT-hys have been proposed as potential biomarkers, but there is no consensus on the choice of the quantifier. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify original articles reporting quantifiers of repolarization hysteresis from the surface ECG in humans...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508601/effects-of-anorexia-nervosa-on-the-endocrine-system
#19
Charumathi Baskaran, Madhusmita Misra, Anne Klibanski
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterized by severe undernutrition associated with alterations in multiple endocrine axes, which are primarily adaptive to the state of caloric deprivation. Hormonal changes include growth hormone (GH) resistance with low insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels, hypothalamic hypogonadism, relative hypercortisolemia and changes in appetite regulating hormones, including leptin, ghrelin, and peptide YY. These alterations contribute to abnormalities in bone metabolism leading to low bone mass, impaired bone microarchitecture, and increased risk for fracture, and may also negatively impact cognition, emotions and mood...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507993/enhanced-recovery-after-emergency-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mihai Paduraru, Luca Ponchietti, Isidro Martinez Casas, Peter Svenningsen, Mauro Zago
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current scientific evidence for the applicability, safety and effectiveness of pathways of enhanced recovery after emergency surgery (ERAS). METHODS: We undertook a search using PubMed and Cochrane databases for ERAS protocols in emergency cases. The search generated 65 titles; after eliminating the papers not meeting search criteria, we selected 4 cohort studies and 1 randomized clinical trial (RCT). Data extracted for analysis consisted of: patient age, type of surgery performed, ERAS elements implemented, surgical outcomes in terms of postoperative complications, mortality, length of stay (LOS) and readmission rate...
April 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
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