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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728378/phenotypic-diversity-major-genes-and-production-potential-of-local-chickens-and-guinea-fowl-in-tamale-northern-ghana
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Michael Mensah Brown, Benjamin Alenyorege, Gabriel Ayum Teye, Regina Roessler
Objective: Our study provides information on phenotypes of local chickens and guinea fowl and their body measures as well as on major genes in local chickens in northern Ghana. Methods: Qualitative and morphometric traits were recorded on 788 local chickens and 394 guinea fowl in urban households in Tamale, Ghana. Results: The results showed considerable variation of color traits and numerous major genes in local chickens, while color variations and related genotypes in guinea fowl were limited...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
#2
Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728057/integrating-the-microbiome-as-a-resource-in-the-forensics-toolkit
#3
Thomas H Clarke, Andres Gomez, Harinder Singh, Karen E Nelson, Lauren M Brinkac
The introduction of DNA fingerprinting to forensic science rapidly expanded the available evidence that could be garnered from a crime scene and used in court cases. Next generation sequencing technologies increased available genetic data that could be used as evidence by orders of magnitude, and as such, significant additional genetic information is now available for use in forensic science. This includes DNA from the bacteria that live in and on humans, known as the human microbiome. Next generation sequencing of the human microbiome demonstrates that its bacterial DNA can be used to uniquely identify an individual, provide information about their life and behavioral patterns, determine the body site where a sample came from, and estimate postmortem intervals...
June 27, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728024/origins-of-cell-type-specific-olfactory-processing-in-the-drosophila-mushroom-body-circuit
#4
Kengo Inada, Yoshiko Tsuchimoto, Hokto Kazama
How cell-type-specific physiological properties shape neuronal functions in a circuit remains poorly understood. We addressed this issue in the Drosophila mushroom body (MB), a higher olfactory circuit, where neurons belonging to distinct glomeruli in the antennal lobe feed excitation to three types of intrinsic neurons, α/β, α'/β', and γ Kenyon cells (KCs). Two-photon optogenetics and intracellular recording revealed that whereas glomerular inputs add similarly in all KCs, spikes were generated most readily in α'/β' KCs...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727754/dysregulation-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cell-function-by-a-negative-feedback-loop-of-circulating-mir-146a-and-146b-in-cardiovascular-disease-patients
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Ting-Yu Chang, Wei-Chi Tsai, Tse-Shun Huang, Shu-Han Su, Chih-Young Chang, Hsiu-Yen Ma, Chun-Hsien Wu, Chih-Yung Yang, Chi-Hung Lin, Po-Hsun Huang, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Shu-Meng Cheng, Hsei-Wei Wang
Functional impairment of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), a specific cell lineage of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is highly associated with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Emerging evidence show that circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in CAD patients' body fluid hold a great potential as biomarkers. However, our knowledge of the role of circulating miRNA in regulating the function of ECFCs and the progression of CAD is still in its infancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727711/high-body-mass-index-is-a-potential-risk-factor-for-persistent-postoperative-pain-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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Noud van Helmond, Hans Timmerman, Nick T van Dasselaar, Carmen C van de Pol, Soren S Olesen, Asbjorn M Drewes, Kris Vissers, Oliver H Wilder-Smith, Monique A Steegers
BACKGROUND: Risk factors associated with persistent pain after breast cancer treatment are needed to develop prevention and treatment strategies to improve the quality of life for patients with breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with persistent pain in women undergoing breast cancer treatments. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Regional hospital in the Netherlands. METHODS: The primary outcome was pain associated with surgery at more than 6 months postoperatively and patients were stratified based on the associated visual analog" scale score they reported: reporting no pain as "no pain," pain 1 - 29 mm as "mild pain," and pain 30 - 100 mm as "moderate/severe pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727208/differential-expression-of-appetite-regulating-genes-in-avian-models-of-anorexia-and-obesity
#7
Jiaqing Yi, Jingwei Yuan, Elizabeth R Gilbert, Paul B Siegel, Mark A Cline
Chickens from lines that have been selected for low (LWS) or high (HWS) juvenile body weight for more than 57 generations provide a unique model to research appetite regulation. The LWS display different severities of anorexia while all HWS become obese. Herein we measured mRNA abundance of various factors in appetite-associated nuclei in the hypothalamus. The lateral hypothalamus (LHA), paraventricular nucleus (PVN), ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH), dorsomedial nucleus (DMN), and arcuate nucleus (ARC) were collected from 5 day-old chicks that were fasted for 180 minutes or provided continuous access to food...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727020/interaction-of-dietary-energy-source-and-body-weight-gain-during-the-juvenile-period-on-metabolic-endocrine-status-and-age-at-puberty-in-beef-heifers
#8
C C Allen, L O Tedeschi, D H Keisler, R C Cardoso, B R C Alves, M Amstalden, G L Williams
Using a previously established model for nutritional acceleration of puberty, beef heifers ( = 48; 1/2 Angus × 1/4 Hereford × 1/4 Brahman) were used in a replicated 2 × 2 factorial design to examine the effects of diet type (high forage [HF] vs. high concentrate [HC]) and rate of BW gain (low gain [LG], 0.45 kg/d, vs. high gain [HG], 0.91 kg/d) on key metabolic hormones and age at puberty. After weaning at 14 ± 1 wk of age, heifers were assigned randomly to be fed HC-HG, HC-LG, HF-HG, or HF-LG ( = 12/group) beginning at 4 mo of age for 14 wk...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726959/association-of-cultured-myotubes-and-fasting-plasma-metabolite-profiles-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetes-subjects
#9
Mohamad Hafizi Abu Bakar, Mohamad Roji Sarmidi
Accumulating evidence implicates mitochondrial dysfunction-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle as the root cause for the greatest hallmarks of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the identification of specific metabolite-based markers linked to mitochondrial dysfunction in T2D has not been adequately addressed. Therefore, we sought to identify the markers-based metabolomics for mitochondrial dysfunction associated with T2D. First, a cellular disease model was established using human myotubes treated with antimycin A, an oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor...
July 20, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726507/qualitative-and-quantitative-assessment-of-abdominal-and-pelvic-ct-image-quality-using-iopromide-with-different-concentrations-of-iodine-300-and-370-mg-i-ml
#10
Weixia Chen, Zhenlin Li, Tao Shuai, Lingling Qian, Liping Deng, Kai Liao, Kai Zhang, Bangsheng Jia, Bin Song
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the quality of MDCT images obtained using iopromide with two different concentrations of iodine (300 and 370 mg I/mL) in daily clinical settings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients from 38 hospitals in China undergoing abdominal or pelvic CT with iopromide were prospectively recruited. MDCT was performed using iopromide with an iodine concentration of 300 or 370 mg I/mL. CT quality image was graded as excellent, good, adequate, and poor...
July 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726334/insulin-sensitivity-across-the-lifespan-from-obese-adolescents-to-obese-adults-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-who-is-worse-off
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Silva Arslanian, Joon Young Kim, Alexis Nasr, Fida Bacha, Hala Tfayli, SoJung Lee, Frederico G S Toledo
OBJECTIVE: Youth type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) occurs decades earlier than adult T2DM and is characterized by high therapeutic failure rates and decreased response to insulin sensitizers suggesting a more severe disease process than in adults. To explain these observations, we hypothesized that insulin resistance is worse in obese youth than adults with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), a state of high-risk for T2DM. As proof-of-concept, we compared insulin sensitivity between BMI-, sex-, and race-matched obese youth vs adults with IGT...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726137/long-and-short-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-versus-open-gastrectomy-in-patients-with-clinically-and-pathological-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Mikito Inokuchi, Masatoshi Nakagawa, Toshiro Tanioka, Keisuke Okuno, Kentaro Gokita, Kazuyuki Kojima
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic (laparoscopy-assisted) gastrectomy (LG) has several short-term benefits as compared with open distal gastrectomy (OG) in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Survival rates did not differ significantly between LG and OG in retrospective studies of AGC, although some studies included unmatched groups of patients or patients with AGC who had a preoperative diagnosis of early gastric cancer. The aim of present study was to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of patients with AGC who underwent LG with those of patients with AGC who underwent OG using a propensity-score matching analysis...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726122/beta-ketothiolase-deficiency-presenting-with-metabolic-stroke-after-a-normal-newborn-screen-in-two-individuals
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Monica H Wojcik, Klaas J Wierenga, Lance H Rodan, Inderneel Sahai, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Casie A Genetti, Meghan C Towne, Roy W A Peake, Philip M James, Alan H Beggs, Catherine A Brownstein, Gerard T Berry, Pankaj B Agrawal
Beta-ketothiolase (mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase) deficiency is a genetic disorder characterized by impaired isoleucine catabolism and ketone body utilization that predisposes to episodic ketoacidosis. It results from biallelic pathogenic variants in the ACAT1 gene, encoding mitochondrial beta-ketothiolase. We report two cases of beta-ketothiolase deficiency presenting with acute ketoacidosis and "metabolic stroke." The first patient presented at 28 months of age with metabolic acidosis and pallidal stroke in the setting of a febrile gastrointestinal illness...
July 20, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726024/thermal-physiology-of-three-sympatric-and-syntopic-liolaemidae-lizards-in-cold-and-arid-environments-of-patagonia-argentina
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F Duran, E L Kubisch, Jorgelina M Boretto
The thermal physiology determines the whole biology of ectotherm organisms, by limiting their acquisition and allocation of resources. Herein, we aim to add knowledge on how different species use the thermal resources when they coexist in a habitat, studying the thermal physiology of three sympatric and syntopic liolaemid lizards, Phymaturus querque, Phymaturus zapalensis, and Liolaemus elongatus during the summer season. We measured the body temperatures at capture places, the operative microenvironmental temperatures in the field, and the preferred body temperature in an experimental thermal gradient in the laboratory...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725979/effect-of-weight-loss-after-bariatric-surgery-on-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-levels-in-patients-with-morbid-obesity-and-normal-thyroid-function
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João Sérgio Neves, Sofia Castro Oliveira, Pedro Souteiro, Jorge Pedro, Daniela Magalhães, Vanessa Guerreiro, Rita Bettencourt-Silva, Maria Manuel Costa, Ana Cristina Santos, Joana Queirós, Ana Varela, Paula Freitas, Davide Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that morbid obesity is associated with increased thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. However, it is not clear what is the impact of bariatric surgery on postoperative thyroid function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery on TSH levels in euthyroid patients with morbid obesity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of 949 euthyroid patients (86...
July 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725936/ultrastructural-characters-of-the-spermatozoon-of-the-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-viverrini-poirier-1886-opisthorchiidae
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Jordi Miquel, Zdzisław Świderski, Banchob Sripa, Alexis Ribas
The present study records the ultrastructural organization of the mature spermatozoon of Opisthorchis viverrini by means of transmission electron microscopy. The spermatozoon of O. viverrini is a filiform cell, tapered at both extremities. It exhibits the characteristics of type IV spermatozoon of digeneans, namely with two axonemes of the 9+'1' trepaxonematan pattern, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane associated with cortical microtubules that are in the posterior part of the anterior region of the sperm cell, and with two mitochondria...
July 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725640/risk-factors-for-impaired-fasting-glucose-or-diabetes-among-hiv-infected-patients-on-art-in-the-copperbelt-province-of-zambia
#17
Perfect Shankalala, Choolwe Jacobs, Samuel Bosomprah, Michael Vinikoor, Patrick Katayamoyo, Charles Michelo
BACKGROUND: Africa has a high prevalence of both Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) but in Zambia there are few data on co-morbid NCDs like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among HIV-infected individuals. We aimed to identify risk factors for impaired fasting glucose or diabetes among HIV-infected Zambians on long-term Combined Antiretroviral Treatment (cART). METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of adult HIV patients in five health facilities of Copperbelt Province in Zambia...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725627/effect-of-yoga-training-on-lipid-metabolism-in-industrial-workers-with-reference-to-body-constitution-prakriti
#18
Suchitra Doddoli, Sanjay Shete, Dattatraya Kulkarni, Ranjit Bhogal
INTRODUCTION: The progressive increase in dyslipidemia and physical inactivity are considered to be major risk factors for the onset of non communicable diseases. Awareness of body constitution plays a vital role to regularise optimum health. The present study was planned to evaluate the effect of yoga practices on lipid metabolism with reference to specific body constitution (Prakriti). METHODS: A self-as-control study was conducted on 36 male healthy volunteers between age group of 30-58 years...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725321/effect-of-switching-from-an-anti-diabetic-loose-dose-combination-to-a-fixed-dose-combination-regimen-at-equivalent-dosage-for-6-months-on-glycemic-control-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-pilot-study
#19
Kazutaka Aoki, Mieko Nagakura, Masataka Taguri, Hiroshi Kamiyama, Makoto Masumura, Tadashi Furuie, Masanao Oka, Kazunari Kamiko, Shigeru Nakajima, Noriko Akema, Yasuo Terauchi
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus often take multiple anti-diabetic drugs for a long period. Fixed dose combination (FDC) therapy is expected to improve drug adherence for patients with diabetes. The effect of switching from a loose dose combination (LDC) regimen to an FDC regimen at equivalent dosage on glycemic control has not been evaluated fully. Therefore, we investigated the effect of switching from LDC to FDC at equivalent dosage for 6 months on glycemic control in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725273/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-effects-of-dapagliflozin-and-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-glucose-variability-and-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-insulin
#20
Hiroshi Nomoto, Hideaki Miyoshi, Hajime Sugawara, Kota Ono, Shingo Yanagiya, Mayuko Oita, Akinobu Nakamura, Tatsuya Atsumi
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors improve hyperglycemia, and the usefulness of co-administration of DPP-4 inhibitors and insulin therapy has been well established. However, it has been still uncertain whether combination therapy of SGLT2 inhibitors and insulin is superior to that of DPP-4 inhibitors and the latter. Therefore, we investigated the superiority of dapagliflozin on glucose fluctuation compared with DPP-4 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on insulin using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
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