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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913957/chemical-characterization-of-rainwater-at-a-high-altitude-site-nainital-in-the-central-himalayas-india
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Deewan Singh Bisht, A K Srivastava, H Joshi, K Ram, N Singh, M Naja, M K Srivastava, S Tiwari
The present study investigates the chemical composition of rainwater (RW) from a high-altitude site "Nainital" (1958 m above msl) in the central Himalaya region, to understand the influence of local, regional, and long-range transport of pollutants. A total of 55 (2 in pre-monsoon and 53 in monsoon) RW samples were collected during the study period (June-September 2012) and were analyzed for major anions and cations using an ion chromatograph. The pH of precipitation events ranged from 4.95 to 6.50 (average 5...
December 2, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913463/single-dose-intravenous-iron-for-iron-deficiency-a-new-paradigm
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Michael Auerbach, Thomas Deloughery
Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common hematologic problem in the world. Although oral iron is often viewed as front-line therapy, extensive published evidence has accumulated that IV iron is superior, in both efficacy and safety, to oral iron in many clinical situations and should be introduced much sooner in the treatment paradigm of iron-deficient patients. In this chapter, we will review the formulations of IV iron that allow total complete replacement doses in 1 or 2 sessions including practical tips for administration...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909952/environment-and-spatial-influences-on-aquatic-insect-communities-in-cerrado-streams-the-relative-importance-of-conductivity-altitude-and-conservation-areas
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B S Godoy, L L Queiroz, S Lodi, L G Oliveira
The aquatic insect community is an important element for stream functionality and diversity, but the effects of altitude and conservation areas on the aquatic insect community have been poorly explored in neotropical ecozone. The lack of studies about the relative importance of space and environment on community structure is another obstacle within aquatic insect ecology, which precludes the inclusion of these studies in more current frameworks, like the metacommunity dynamics. We evaluated the relationship between the aquatic insect community structure at 19 streams in the Brazilian Cerrado and spatial and environmental variables, namely geographical distance among sites, stream altitude, chemical variables, and environmental protection areas...
December 1, 2016: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909430/bacterial-active-community-cycling-in-response-to-solar-radiation-and-their-influence-on-nutrient-changes-in-a-high-altitude-wetland
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Verónica Molina, Klaudia Hernández, Cristina Dorador, Yoanna Eissler, Martha Hengst, Vilma Pérez, Chris Harrod
Microbial communities inhabiting high-altitude spring ecosystems are subjected to extreme changes in solar irradiance and temperature throughout the diel cycle. Here, using 16S rRNA gene tag pyrosequencing (cDNA) we determined the composition of actively transcribing bacteria from spring waters experimentally exposed through the day (morning, noon, and afternoon) to variable levels of solar radiation and light quality, and evaluated their influence on nutrient recycling. Solar irradiance, temperature, and changes in nutrient dynamics were associated with changes in the active bacterial community structure, predominantly by Cyanobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Proteobacteria, and 35 other Phyla, including the recently described Candidate Phyla Radiation (e...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909222/associations-between-environmental-factors-and-hospital-admissions-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Frédéric B Piel, Sanjay Tewari, Valentine Brousse, Antonis Analitis, Anna Font, Stephan Menzel, Subarna Chakravorty, Swee Lay Thein, Baba Inusa, Paul Telfer, Marianne de Montalembert, Gary W Fuller, Klea Katsouyanni, David C Rees
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an increasing global health burden. This inherited disease is characterised by a remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity, which can only partly be explained by genetic factors. Environmental factors are likely to play an important role but studies of their impact on disease severity are limited and their results are often inconsistent. This study investigated associations between a range of environmental factors and hospital admissions of young patients with SCD in London and in Paris between 2008 and 2012...
December 1, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906598/managing-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-with-oxygen-alone-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Uday Yanamandra, Velu Nair, Surinderpal Singh, Amul Gupta, Deepak Mulajkar, Sushma Yanamandra, Konchok Norgais, Ruchira Mukherjee, Vikrant Singh, Srinivasa A Bhattachar, Sagarika Patyal, Rajan Grewal, Bhushan Chopra
Yanamandra, Uday, Velu Nair, Surinderpal Singh, Amul Gupta, Deepak Mulajkar, Sushma Yanamandra, Konchok Norgais, Ruchira Mukherjee, Vikrant Singh, Srinivasa A. Bhattachar, Sagarika Patyal, and Rajan Grewal. High-altitude pulmonary edema management: Is anything other than oxygen required? Results of a randomized controlled trial. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2016.-Treatment strategies for management of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) are mainly based on the observational studies with only two randomized controlled trials, thus the practice is very heterogeneous and individualized as per the choice of treating physician...
December 1, 2016: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906593/does-swimming-at-a-moderate-altitude-favor-a-lower-oxidative-stress-in-an-intensity-dependent-manner-role-of-nonenzymatic-antioxidants
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Rafael A Casuso, Jerónimo Aragón-Vela, Gracia López-Contreras, Silvana N Gomes, Cristina Casals, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Jordi J Mercadé, Jesus R Huertas
Casuso, Rafael A., Jerónimo Aragón-Vela, Gracia López-Contreras, Silvana N. Gomes, Cristina Casals, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Jordi J. Mercadé, and Jesus R. Huertas. Does swimming at a moderate altitude favor a lower oxidative stress in an intensity-dependent manner? Role of nonenzymatic antioxidants. High-Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2016-we aimed to describe oxidative damage and enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant responses to swimming at different intensities in hypoxia. We recruited 12 highly experienced swimmers who have been involved in competitive swimming for at least 9 years...
December 1, 2016: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905471/evidence-of-genotypic-adaptation-to-the-exposure-to-volcanic-risk-at-the-dopamine-receptor-drd4-locus
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Charlotte Faurie, Clement Mettling, Mohamed Ali Bchir, Danang Sri Hadmoko, Carine Heitz, Evi Dwi Lestari, Michel Raymond, Marc Willinger
Humans have colonized and adapted to extremely diverse environments, and the genetic basis of some such adaptations, for example to high altitude, is understood. In some cases, local or regional variation in selection pressure could also cause behavioural adaptations. Numerous genes influence behaviour, such as alleles at the dopamine receptor locus D4 (DRD4), which are associated with attitude toward risk in experimental settings. We demonstrate genetic differentiation for this gene, but not for five unlinked microsatellite loci, between high- and low risk environments around Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Java, Indonesia...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903052/assessing-spatial-inequalities-in-accessing-community-pharmacies-a-mixed-geographically-weighted-approach
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Alexander Domnich, Lucia Arata, Daniela Amicizia, Alessio Signori, Roberto Gasparini, Donatella Panatto
Geographical accessibility is an important determinant for the utilisation of community pharmacies. The present study explored patterns of spatial accessibility with respect to pharmacies in Liguria, Italy, a region with particular geographical and demographic features. Municipal density of pharmacies was proxied as the number of pharmacies per capita and per km2, and spatial autocorrelation analysis was performed to identify spatial clusters. Both non-spatial and spatial models were constructed to predict the study outcome...
November 16, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903050/random-forest-variable-selection-in-spatial-malaria-transmission-modelling-in-mpumalanga-province-south-africa
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Thandi Kapwata, Michael T Gebreslasie
Malaria is an environmentally driven disease. In order to quantify the spatial variability of malaria transmission, it is imperative to understand the interactions between environmental variables and malaria epidemiology at a micro-geographic level using a novel statistical approach. The random forest (RF) statistical learning method, a relatively new variable-importance ranking method, measures the variable importance of potentially influential parameters through the percent increase of the mean squared error...
November 16, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900656/assessment-of-land-use-land-cover-dynamics-of-tso-moriri-lake-a-ramsar-site-in-india
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Sharad Kumar Gupta, Dericks Praise Shukla
Wetlands accounts for 6% area of the Earth's land cover and nearly 17% of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. They are of utmost importance to climate dynamics and are critical links between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Despite the need of high attention towards conserving and managing wetland resources, mapping them is a least practiced activity. This study shows the temporal change in land use and land cover pattern of Tso Moriri Lake, the highest altitude lake in India and designated as Ramsar site in year 2002, using multi-sensor and multi-date imagery...
December 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899252/the-effects-of-metronidazole-on-cytochrome-p450-activity-and-expression-in-rats-after-acute-exposure-to-high-altitude-of-4300m
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Rong Wang, Yuhuan Sun, Qiang Yin, Hua Xie, Wenbin Li, Chang Wang, Jiankui Guo, Ying Hao, Rui Tao, Zhengping Jia
BACKGROUND: The purpose is to observe the changes of CYP450 enzyme activity expression as well as the physiological and pathological states of Wistar rats given metronidazole drug intervention after acute exposure to high altitude of 4300m. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty healthy adult male Wistar rats of average weight 200 ± 20 g were randomly assigned into three groups of 10 rats per group as follows: Group A (55m), Group B (4300m) and Group C (metronidazole intervention, 4300m)...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898959/heritabilities-and-genetic-correlations-of-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-and-performance-traits-in-angus-cattle-at-high-altitude
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N F Crawford, M G Thomas, T N Holt, S E Speidel, R M Enns
Pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) is an indicator trait for pulmonary hypertension and for the risk of developing high-altitude disease (HAD) in cattle. Pulmonary arterial pressures provide a tool for selection of breeding cattle for tolerance to high altitude in mountainous regions of the United States. The objective of this study was to evaluate relationships between growth performance traits and yearling PAP (42.4 ± 9.9 mmHg; = 5,776; elevation 2,150 m) using data from 1993 to 2014 in the John E. Rouse Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center (CSU-BIC) Angus herd...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898896/environmental-morphological-and-productive-characterization-of-sardinian-goats-and-use-of-latent-explanatory-factors-for-population-analysis
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G M Vacca, P Paschino, M L Dettori, M Bergamaschi, C Cipolat-Gotet, G Bittante, M Pazzola
Dairy goat farming is practiced worldwide, within a range of different farming systems. Here we investigated the effects of environmental factors and morphology on milk traits of the Sardinian goat population. Sardinian goats are currently reared in Sardinia (Italy) in a low-input context, similar to many goat farming systems, especially in developing countries. Milk and morphological traits from 1,050 Sardinian goats from 42 farms were recorded. We observed a high variability regarding morphological traits, such as coat color, ear length and direction, horn presence, and udder shape...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898867/angus-calves-born-and-raised-at-high-altitude-adapt-to-hypobaric-hypoxia-by-increasing-alveolar-ventilation-rate-but-not-hematocrit
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A K Gulick, F B Garry, T N Holt, K Retallick-Trennepohl, R M Enns, M G Thomas, J M Neary
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of altitude on arterial blood-gases and hematocrit in Angus-based calves. It was hypothesized that alveolar ventilation rate, as indicated by arterial pCO, would increase with altitude but hematocrit would not. Five Angus-based herds ( = 30 to 80 per cohort) located at 105 m, 1,470 m, 2,010 m, 2,170 m, and 2,730 m above sea level were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. A portable analyzer measured blood-gas tensions in coccygeal arterial blood. Calves at 1,470 m, 2,170 m, and 2,730 m were sampled twice, at approximately 4 mo and 7 mo of age...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898844/static-and-dynamic-components-of-right-ventricular-afterload-are-negatively-associated-with-calf-survival-at-high-altitude
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J M Neary, R D Brown, T N Holt, K R Stenmark, R M Enns, M G Thomas, F B Garry
The purposes of this study were to evaluate mean, systolic, and diastolic pulmonary arterial pressures; pulmonary arterial pulse pressures; and systemic oxygen extraction fraction as risk factors for the survival of suckling calves on one ranch located at an altitude of ≥ 2,730 m in Colorado, USA. A prospective cohort study of 58 calves was performed. Pulmonary arterial pressures and systemic oxygen extraction were measured when calves were approximately 3 mo (86 ± 7 d) and 7 mo (197 ± 6 d) of age. Seven of the 58 calves (12%), 4 steers and 3 heifers, were unaccounted for and presumed dead between 3 and 7 mo of age...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897311/the-evolutionary-and-clinical-implications-of-the-uneven-distribution-of-the-frequency-of-the-inherited-haemoglobin-variants-over-short-geographical-distances
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Anuja Premawardhena, Angela Allen, Fred Piel, Chris Fisher, Laxman Perera, Rexan Rodrigo, Gayan Goonathilaka, Lebbe Ramees, Tim Peto, Nancy Olivieri, David Weatherall
Studies of the frequency of heterozygous carriers for common inherited diseases of haemoglobin in over 7500 adolescent children in 25 districts in Sri Lanka have disclosed a highly significant variation over very short geographical distances. A further analysis of these findings, including their relationship to the past frequency and distribution of malaria, climatic variation, altitude, ethnic origin and consanguinity rates, have provided evidence regarding the evolutionary basis for the variable distribution of these conditions over short distances...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892535/climate-driven-increase-of-natural-wetland-methane-emissions-offset-by-human-induced-wetland-reduction-in-china-over-the-past-three-decades
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Qiuan Zhu, Changhui Peng, Jinxun Liu, Hong Jiang, Xiuqin Fang, Huai Chen, Zhenguo Niu, Peng Gong, Guanghui Lin, Meng Wang, Han Wang, Yanzheng Yang, Jie Chang, Ying Ge, Wenhua Xiang, Xiangwen Deng, Jin-Sheng He
Both anthropogenic activities and climate change can affect the biogeochemical processes of natural wetland methanogenesis. Quantifying possible impacts of changing climate and wetland area on wetland methane (CH4) emissions in China is important for improving our knowledge on CH4 budgets locally and globally. However, their respective and combined effects are uncertain. We incorporated changes in wetland area derived from remote sensing into a dynamic CH4 model to quantify the human and climate change induced contributions to natural wetland CH4 emissions in China over the past three decades...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891143/comparative-physiological-and-proteomic-analysis-reveal-distinct-regulation-of-peach-skin-quality-traits-by-altitude
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Evangelos Karagiannis, Georgia Tanou, Martina Samiotaki, Michail Michailidis, Grigorios Diamantidis, Ioannis S Minas, Athanassios Molassiotis
The role of environment in fruit physiology has been established; however, knowledge regarding the effect of altitude in fruit quality traits is still lacking. Here, skin tissue quality characters were analyzed in peach fruit (cv. June Gold), harvested in 16 orchards located in low (71.5 m mean), or high (495 m mean) altitutes sites. Data indicated that soluble solids concentration and fruit firmness at commercial harvest stage were unaffected by alitute. Peach grown at high-altitude environment displayed higher levels of pigmentation and specific antioxidant-related activity in their skin at the commercial harvest stage...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890416/larix-decidua-%C3%AE-18-o-tree-ring-cellulose-mainly-reflects-the-isotopic-signature-of-winter-snow-in-a-high-altitude-glacial-valley-of-the-european-alps
#20
Giovanni Leonelli, Giovanna Battipaglia, Paolo Cherubini, Matthias Saurer, Rolf T W Siegwolf, Maurizio Maugeri, Barbara Stenni, Stella Fusco, Valter Maggi, Manuela Pelfini
We analyzed the chronologies of cellulose stable isotopes (δ(13)C and δ(18)O) and tree-ring widths from European larch (Larix decidua) in a high-altitude site (2190ma.s.l.) at the bottom of a glacial valley in the Italian Alps, and investigated their dependence on monthly meteorological variables and δ(18)O precipitation values. The δ(18)O of tree-ring cellulose appears to be strongly driven by the δ(18)O of winter snowfall (November to March), which suggests that larch trees mostly use the snow-melt water of the previous winter during the growing season...
November 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
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