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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918614/modifiable-co-morbidities-trends-during-hospital-admissions-for-obesity-in-france-2009-2014
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Pierre Nanyan
Obesity is a growing public health problem in France, but modifiable co-morbidities in obese patients during their hospital admissions excluding bariatric surgery are lacking. Data were extracted from the French national hospital discharge database. Data on patient admissions, age, gender, and length of stay were extracted by selecting any stay coded primary as obesity. Obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) between 30-39 kg/m², and morbid obesity as BMI≥40 kg/m². Only modifiable co-morbidities frequently diagnosed during the 6-year period with a rate≥3% were chosen...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918585/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-intestinal-carriage-of-ctx-m-type-esbls-in-enterobacteriaceae-from-a-thai-community
#2
P R Niumsup, U Tansawai, A Na-Udom, D Jantapalaboon, K Assawatheptawee, A Kiddee, T Romgaew, S Lamlertthon, T R Walsh
The incidence of infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Thailand is increasing and human intestinal flora is an important reservoir for these organisms. This study was carried out to determine the intestinal carriage of bla CTX-M extended spectrum ß-lactamase-positive Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL + E) and AmpC-positive Enterobacteriaceae in a community setting in Northern Thailand, and to identify potential risk factors for carriage. A total of 307 fecal samples were collected from healthy volunteers in Phitsanulok province, and cefotaxime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CtxRE) were isolated using selective media...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918583/evidence-for-contrasting-accumulation-pattern-of-cadmium-in-relation-to-other-elements-in-senilia-senilis-and-tagelus-adansoni-from-the-bijag%C3%A3-s-archipelago-guinea-bissau
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Teresa Catry, Paula Figueira, Lina Carvalho, Rui Monteiro, Pedro Coelho, Pedro Miguel Lourenço, Paulo Catry, Quintino Tchantchalam, Inês Catry, Maria J Botelho, Eduarda Pereira, José Pedro Granadeiro, Carlos Vale
Shellfish harvesting in intertidal areas is a widespread and economically important activity in many countries across West Africa. However, in some areas, there is virtually no information concerning the levels of contaminants (and other elements related to nutritional aspects) in the harvested species. We collected sediments and several individuals of the West African bloody cockle Senilia senilis and of the razor clam Tagelus adansoni during the dry season of 2015 nearby three islands in the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau...
September 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918573/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-against-trimethyltin-induced-hippocampal-neuronal-injury
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Sukhwinder Kaur, Neha Sharma, Bimla Nehru
BACKGROUND: Despite the immense neuromodulatory potentials of Ginkgo biloba extract as a memory enhancer, its underlying mechanism seems inadequate particularly with regard to its anti-inflammatory properties. AIM: The objective of the present study is to investigate the protective potentials of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) against hippocampal neuronal injury induced by trimethyltin (TMT), a potent neurotoxicant. METHODS: Male SD rats were administered trimethyltin (8...
September 16, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918572/spot-light-on-skeletal-muscles-optogenetic-stimulation-to-understand-and-restore-skeletal-muscle-function
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Tobias van Bremen, Thorsten Send, Philipp Sasse, Tobias Bruegmann
Damage of peripheral nerves results in paralysis of skeletal muscle. Currently, the only treatment option to restore proper function is electrical stimulation of the innervating nerve or of the skeletal muscles directly. However this approach has low spatial and temporal precision leading to co-activation of antagonistic muscles and lacks cell-type selectivity resulting in pain or discomfort by stimulation of sensible nerves. In contrast to electrical stimulation, optogenetic methods enable spatially confined and cell-type selective stimulation of cells expressing the light sensitive channel Channelrhodopsin-2 with precise temporal control over the membrane potential...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918508/metabolic-engineering-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-to-produce-punicic-acid-a-conjugated-fatty-acid-with-nutraceutic-properties
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Martina Garaiova, Elzbieta Mietkiewska, Randall J Weselake, Roman Holic
Punicic acid (PuA) is a conjugated linolenic acid (C18:3Δ(9c,11t,13c)) with a wide range of nutraceutic effects with the potential to reduce the incidence of a number of health disorders including diabetes, obesity, and cancer. It is the main component of seed oil from Punica granatum and Trichosanthes kirilowii. Previously, production of relatively high levels of this unusual fatty acid in the seed oil of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plant was accomplished by the use of A. thaliana fad3/fae1 mutant high in linoleic acid (18:2∆(9c,12c)) and by co-expression of P...
September 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918430/distribution-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genotypes-in-infective-diseases-of-the-female-lower-genital-tract
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Yujie Chen, Jing Chen, Lan Yang, Yanming Jiang, Li Li, Wenjuan Yi, Lifang Lan, Liuhong Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes in infective diseases of the female lower genital tract, especially in cervical diseases. This study included 128 CT-positive women. DNA was extracted from cervical swabs. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing were used to confirm the subtypes of CT. The association of subtypes with age, clinical symptoms, cervical cytology, and biopsy results was further analyzed. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing showed that the order of prevalent CT genotypes in the female lower genital tract was D (n=38, 29...
September 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918393/improving-membrane-protein-expression-by-optimizing-integration-efficiency
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Michiel J M Niesen, Stephen S Marshall, Thomas F Miller, William M Clemons
The heterologous overexpression of integral membrane proteins in Escherichia coli often yields insufficient quantities of purifiable protein for applications of interest. The current study leverages a recently demonstrated link between co-translational membrane integration efficiency and protein expression levels to predict protein sequence modifications that improve expression. Membrane integration efficiencies, obtained using a coarse-grained simulation approach, robustly predicted effects on expression of the integral membrane protein TatC for a set of 140 sequence modifications, including loop-swap chimeras and single-residue mutations distributed throughout the protein sequence...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918376/effect-of-precursors-on-the-structure-and-activity-of-cuo-coox-%C3%AE-al2o3-catalysts-for-no-reduction-by-co
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Lingling Zhang, Xiaojiang Yao, Yiyang Lu, Chuanzhi Sun, Changjin Tang, Fei Gao, Lin Dong
Catalytic reduction of NO by CO was studied over a series of CuO-CoOx/γ-Al2O3 catalysts prepared by co-impregnation with different copper and cobalt precursors (acetate and nitrate) to evaluate the structure-activity relationship. The obtained samples were characterized in detail by means of XRD, LRS, XPS, H2-TPR and in situ FT-IR technologies. Results indicate that copper oxide is agglomerated while cobalt oxide is dispersed on γ-Al2O3 for the catalyst prepared from copper acetate and cobalt acetate precursors (CuACoA); CuxCo3-xO4 spinel is formed and agglomerated on the catalyst prepared from copper nitrate and cobalt nitrate precursors (CuNCoN); while both copper oxide and cobalt oxide could be homogeneously dispersed for the catalyst prepared from copper nitrate and cobalt acetate precursors (CuNCoA), which exhibits the best activity for NO reduction by CO...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918372/enhanced-visible-light-photocatalytic-nitrogen-fixation-over-semicrystalline-graphitic-carbon-nitride-oxygen-and-sulfur-co-doping-for-crystal-and-electronic-structure-modulation
#10
Xiangwen Feng, Huan Chen, Fang Jiang, Xin Wang
Oxygen and sulfur co-doped semicrystalline graphitic carbon nitride (HGCNOS) was synthesized by a one-pot hydrothermal method and applied in visible-light photocatalytic nitrogen fixation. Remarkably, HGCNOS exhibited a higher photocatalytic activity than pristine graphitic carbon nitride (GCN). Oxygen doping caused semicrystalline structure, making exciton dissociated at the order-disorder interfaces of HGCNOS and releasing more electrons and holes. Furthermore, the conduction band position of HGCNOS was elevated by sulfur doping, promoting the reduction ability of HGCNOS...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918336/total-and-cytosolic-concentrations-of-twenty-metals-metalloids-in-the-liver-of-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-linnaeus-1758-from-the-karstic-croatian-river-krka
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Zrinka Dragun, Vlatka Filipović Marijić, Nesrete Krasnići, Dušica Ivanković, Damir Valić, Jakov Žunić, Damir Kapetanović, Irena Vardić Smrzlić, Zuzana Redžović, Ivana Grgić, Marijana Erk
Total and cytosolic concentrations of twenty metals/metalloids in the liver of brown trout Salmo trutta (Linnaeus, 1758) were studied in the period from April 2015 to May 2016 at two sampling sites on Croatian river Krka, to establish if river water contamination with metals/metalloids downstream of Knin town has influenced metal bioaccumulation in S. trutta liver. Differences were observed between two sites, with higher concentrations of several elements (Ag, As, Ca, Co, Na, Se, Sr, V) found downstream of Knin town, whereas few others (Cd, Cs, Mo, Tl) were, unexpectedly, increased at the Krka River spring...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918276/phytoremediation-of-soil-co-contaminated-with-cd-and-bde-209-using-hyperaccumulator-enhanced-by-am-fungi-and-surfactant
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Hui Li, Xing Li, Lei Xiang, Hai Ming Zhao, Yan Wen Li, Quan Ying Cai, Li Zhu, Ce Hui Mo, Ming Hung Wong
Pot experiments were conducted to investigate the uptake and translocation of both Cd and decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in Solanum nigrum, under the treatments of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi [AMF, Funneliformis mosseae (FM) and Rhizophagus intraradices (RI)] and surfactant β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). Results showed that S. nigrum treated with either FM or β-CD significantly elevated shoot biomass and Cd concentrations and contents in shoots. The concentrations of BDE-209 in shoots and the dissipation and debromination efficiencies of BDE-209 in soil were significantly enhanced in S...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918273/volatile-and-semivolatile-emissions-from-the-pyrolysis-of-almond-shell-loaded-with-heavy-metals
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M A Martín-Lara, N Ortuño, J A Conesa
Heavy metal-loaded almond shell was subjected to pyrolysis to understand the effect of the presence of different heavy metals on its thermal degradation. Pyrolysis behavior of native and metal-loaded samples was studied by thermogravimetric analysis. Similar shapes of thermogravimetric curves indicate that the presence of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) did not change the main degradation pathways of almond shell. However, the temperature at which the decomposition in each stage takes place at a higher rate and char yield was considerably modified by the presence of Cr and Ni...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918271/the-role-of-sulfate-reducing-prokaryotes-in-the-coupling-of-element-biogeochemical-cycling
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Peng Bao, Guo-Xiang Li, Guo-Xin Sun, Yao-Yang Xu, Andrew A Meharg, Yong-Guan Zhu
Sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) represent a diverse group of heterotrophic and autotrophic microorganisms that are ubiquitous in anoxic habitats. In addition to their important role in both sulfur and carbon cycles, SRP are important biotic and abiotic regulators of a variety of sulfur-driven coupled biogeochemical cycling of elements, including: oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, bromine, iodine and metal(loid)s. SRP gain energy form most of the coupling of element transformation. Once sulfate-reducing conditions are established, sulfide precipitation becomes the predominant abiotic mechanism of metal(loid)s transformation, followed by co-precipitation between metal(loid)s...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918250/associations-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp-gene-variants-with-predisposition-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Rasa Liutkeviciene, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Greta Streleckiene, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Romanas Chaleckis, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of the genotypes of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene encoding cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and their associations with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Lithuanian population. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 1264 subjects were examined: 251 patients with early AMD, 206 patients with exudative AMD, and 807 healthy controls. METHODS: The genotyping of CETP (rs5882, rs708272, rs3764261, rs1800775, rs2303790) was carried out using the RT-PCR...
September 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918246/synthesis-of-novel-magnesium-ferrite-mgfe2o4-biochar-magnetic-composites-and-its-adsorption-behavior-for-phosphate-in-aqueous-solutions
#16
Kyung-Won Jung, Soonjae Lee, Young Jae Lee
In this work, magnesium ferrite (MgFe2O4)/biochar magnetic composites (MFB-MCs) were prepared and utilized to remove phosphate from aqueous solutions. MFB-MCs were synthesized via co-precipitation of Fe and Mg ions onto a precursor, followed by pyrolysis. Characterization results confirmed that MgFe2O4 nanoparticles with a cubic spinel structure were successfully embedded in the biochar matrix, and this offered magnetic separability with superparamagnetic behavior and enabled higher phosphate adsorption performance than that of pristine biochar and sole MgFe2O4 nanoparticles...
September 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918235/identification-of-bluetongue-virus-serotypes-1-4-and-17-co-infections-in-sheep-flocks-during-outbreaks-in-brazil
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Lorena Lima Barbosa Guimarães, Júlio César Câmara Rosa, Ana Carolina Diniz Matos, Raquel Aparecida S Cruz, Maria Isabel Maldonado Coelho Guedes, Fernanda Alves Dorella, Henrique César Pereira Figueiredo, Saulo Petinatti Pavarini, Luciana Sonne, Zélia Inês Portela Lobato, David Driemeier
Bluetongue (BT) is a vector-borne viral disease caused by the Bluetongue virus (BTV), an Orbivirus from the Reoviridae family, affecting domestic and wild ruminants. BTV circulation in Brazil was first reported in 1978, and several serological surveys indicate that the virus is widespread, although with varied prevalence. In 2014, BT outbreaks affected sheep flocks in Rio Grande do Sul state, causing significant mortality (18.4%; 91/495) in BTV-infected sheep. In total, seven farms were monitored, and one or two sheep from each farm that died due to clinical signs of BT were necropsied...
September 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918233/the-role-of-callous-unemotional-traits-in-mediating-the-association-between-animal-abuse-exposure-and-behavior-problems-among-children-exposed-to-intimate-partner-violence
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Shelby Elaine McDonald, Julia Dmitrieva, Sunny Shin, Stephanie A Hitti, Sandra A Graham-Bermann, Frank R Ascione, James Herbert Williams
Children exposed to intimate partner violence are at increased risk for concomitant exposure to maltreatment of companion animals. There is emerging evidence that childhood exposure to maltreatment of companion animals is associated with psychopathology in childhood and adulthood. However, few studies have explored developmental factors that might help to explain pathways from animal maltreatment exposure to children's maladjustment. The present study addresses this gap in the literature by examining relations between children's exposure to animal maltreatment, callous/unemotional traits (i...
September 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918168/adherence-to-a-mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-lower-incidence-of-frailty-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marianna Noale, Marco Solmi, Renè Rizzoli, Alberto Vaona, Jacopo Demurtas, Gaetano Crepaldi, Stefania Maggi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is a paucity of data investigating the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and frailty, with no data among North American people. We aimed to investigate if adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower incidence of frailty in a large cohort of North American people. METHODS: This study included subjects at higher risk or having knee osteoarthritis. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was evaluated using a validated Mediterranean diet score (aMED) as proposed by Panagiotakos and classified into five categories...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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