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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817093/quality-of-vegetables-based-on-total-phenolic-concentration-is-lower-in-more-rural-consumer-food-environments-in-a-rural-american-state
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Selena Ahmed, Carmen Byker Shanks
While daily consumption of fruits and vegetables (FVs) is widely recognized to be associated with supporting nutrition and health, disparities exist in consumer food environments regarding access to high-quality produce based on location. The purpose of this study was to evaluate FV quality using total phenolic (TP) scores (a phytochemical measure for health-promoting attributes, flavor, appearance, and shelf-life) in consumer food environments along a rural to urban continuum in the rural state of Montana, United States...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816914/congenital-hypotonia-in-toddlerhood
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Naomi Steiner, Alcy Torres, Arathi Reddy, Marilyn Augustyn
David is a 22-month-old boy who is new to your practice. He recently moved from a rural area in the Midwest. His father is in the United States Air Force, and his mother works as a full-time homemaker. Their household includes 5 older siblings. The family moves every year because of the father's Air Force placement.David was born full-term in Virginia, with no reported pregnancy complications and no alcohol, tobacco, or drug exposure. He was delivered vaginally, with Apgar scores of 7 and 9, respectively and no respiratory issues...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815925/the-effects-of-hydropeaking-on-riverine-plants-a-review
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María D Bejarano, Roland Jansson, Christer Nilsson
Hydropeaking refers to frequent, rapid and short-term fluctuations in water flow and water levels downstream and upstream of hydropower stations. Such fluctuations are becoming increasingly common worldwide and are known to have far-reaching effects on riverine vegetation. Novel hydrology caused by hydropeaking has no natural correspondence in freshwater systems, and hence few species have adaptations to all its aspects. Here, we review the literature on hydropeaking effects on riverine plants and define the state of the information on this human alteration of riverine ecosystems...
August 17, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812618/plant-spatial-patterns-identify-alternative-ecosystem-multifunctionality-states-in-global-drylands
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Miguel Berdugo, Sonia Kéfi, Santiago Soliveres, Fernando T Maestre
The response of drylands to environmental gradients can be abrupt rather than gradual. These shifts largely occur unannounced and are difficult to reverse once they happen; their prompt detection is of crucial importance. The distribution of vegetation patch sizes may indicate the proximity to these shifts, but the use of this metric is hampered by a lack of large-scale studies relating these distributions to the provision of multiple ecosystem functions (multifunctionality) and comparing them to other ecosystem attributes, such as total plant cover...
January 9, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810588/chronic-disorders-of-consciousness
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Qiuyou Xie, Xiaoxiao Ni, Ronghao Yu, Yuanqing Li, Ruiwang Huang
Over the last 20 years, studies have provided greater insight into disorders of consciousness (DOC), also known as altered state of consciousness. Increased brain residual functions have been identified in patients with DOC due to the successful application of novel next-generation imaging technologies. Many unconscious patients have now been confirmed to retain considerable cognitive functions. It is hoped that greater insight regarding the psychological state of patients may be achieved through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and brain-computer interfaces...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810507/landscape-determinants-of-spatio-temporal-patterns-of-aerosol-optical-depth-in-the-two-most-polluted-metropolitans-in-the-united-states
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Chenghao Wang, Chuyuan Wang, Soe W Myint, Zhi-Hua Wang
Elevated concentration of atmospheric aerosols during severe urban air pollution episodes necessitates a deep understanding of the underlying determinants for a sustainable urban environment. The 15-year (2001-2015) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol optical depth (AOD) data for the Phoenix and Los Angeles Metropolitan Areas were applied to examine the spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics of urban aerosols. The strongly correlated temporal trends of AOD were observed due to the similar seasonal pattern of aerosol emissions and potential synoptic connections between two areas...
August 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810106/a-case-of-silent-q-fever-endocarditis
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Kashif Shaikh, Henry Travers, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Kalyan Potu, Brandy Pownell, Maria Stys, Adam Stys, Anoop Kumar
Q fever endocarditis is a rare, culture negative endocarditis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a spore-forming gram negative coccobacillus. Presenting symptoms can be very non-specific; thus, diagnosis may be delayed. We present a case of a 65-year-old male patient with history of aortic aneurysm who complained of chronic fatigue. He was found to have aortic valve vegetation on routine echocardiography. Q fever endocarditis was diagnosed based on elevated Q fever serology; there was absence of fever. This case illustrated a rare, under-recognized and atypical manifestation of Q fever endocarditis...
December 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806677/influence-of-the-residue-from-an-iron-mining-dam-in-the-growth-of-two-macrophyte-species
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F Bottino, J A M Milan, M B Cunha-Santino, I Bianchini
On November 5th, 2015 the worst environmental disaster in Brazil spilled 60 million m(3) of iron mining residue into Gualaxo do Norte River (Minas Gerais State), an affluent of the highest River Basin of the Brazilian Southeast (Doce River Basin), reaching the Atlantic Ocean. To assess the impact of the iron residue on the aquatic plant metabolism, we performed macrophyte growth experiments under controlled light and temperature conditions using two species (Egeria densa and Chara sp.). The plants' growth data were fitted in a kinetic model to obtain the biomass yields (K) and growth rates (μ)...
August 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806209/refractory-intracranial-hypertension-the-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy
#9
Martin Smith
Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is associated with worse outcomes after acute brain injury, and clinical guidelines advocate early treatment of intracranial hypertension. ICP-lowering therapies are usually administered in a stepwise manner, starting with safer first-line interventions, while reserving higher-risk options for patients with intractable intracranial hypertension. Decompressive craniectomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed and the underlying dura opened to reduce brain swelling-related raised ICP; it can be performed as a primary or secondary procedure...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802104/results-of-the-second-national-forest-soil-inventory-in-germany-interpretation-of-level-and-stock-profiles-for-pcdd-f-and-pcb-in-terms-of-vegetation-and-humus-type
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Marchela Pandelova, Bernhard Henkelmann, Bernd M Bussian, Karl-Werner Schramm
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in 86 humic topsoil layers and in a subset of 11 randomly selected top mineral forest soils at the depths of 0-5cm and 5-10cm collected from different federal states of Germany. The distribution of these persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in humic topsoils with respect to vegetation cover (coniferous vs. deciduous vs. mixed), total organic carbon (TOC), altitude and latitude data was investigated...
August 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796807/modeling-vegetation-community-responses-to-sea-level-rise-on-barrier-island-systems-a-case-study-on-the-cape-canaveral-barrier-island-complex-florida-usa
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Tammy E Foster, Eric D Stolen, Carlton R Hall, Ronald Schaub, Brean W Duncan, Danny K Hunt, John H Drese
Society needs information about how vegetation communities in coastal regions will be impacted by hydrologic changes associated with climate change, particularly sea level rise. Due to anthropogenic influences which have significantly decreased natural coastal vegetation communities, it is important for us to understand how remaining natural communities will respond to sea level rise. The Cape Canaveral Barrier Island complex (CCBIC) on the east central coast of Florida is within one of the most biologically diverse estuarine systems in North America and has the largest number of threatened and endangered species on federal property in the contiguous United States...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796304/healthy-snacks-using-nutrient-profiling-to-evaluate-the-nutrient-density-of-common-snacks-in-the-united-states
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Julie M Hess, Joanne L Slavin
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and compare the nutrient-density of commonly consumed snacks using two nutrient-density measures, Nutrient Rich Foods Indices 9.3 (NRF 9.3) and 15.3 (NRF 15.3). DESIGN: Identify commonly consumed categories of snacks and individual snack foods, calculate NRF 9.3 and 15.3 scores, rank snacks by category and by individual food based on nutrient density, compare and contrast scores generated by the two NRF Indices. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: NRF 9...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795064/outcome-determinants-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-center-experience-from-southern-iran
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Hosseinali Khalili, Amin Niakan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Arash Kiani, Reza Behjat
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the determinants of outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) in a large level I trauma center in southern Iran. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted during an 18-month period from 2013 to 2014 in Shahid Rajaei hospital, a Level I trauma center in Southern Iran. Patients with TBI who had undergone DC were included and the medical charts were reviewed regarding demographics, clinical, radiological and outcome characteristics...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791670/xingnao-kaiqiao-acupuncture-combined-with-angong-niuhuang-wan-for-a-patient-under-persistent-vegetative-state-a-case-report
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Hujie Song, Xiao Chen, Yalan Yu, Ling Zhang
Persistent vegetative state (PVS) is a clinical condition wherein the cerebral cortex loses its function although brain stem function remains relatively intact. It has high mortality and disability rates. Although treatment for PVS is extensively studied in developed countries, little breakthrough has been made. In China, many PVS patients who were treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture therapy were reported to have regained consciousness. In our department, we have been investigating TCM diagnosis and treatment methods for PVS for many years and have summarized a set of curative programs...
August 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783013/managing-urban-stormwater-for-urban-sustainability-barriers-and-policy-solutions-for-green-infrastructure-application
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Krishna P Dhakal, Lizette R Chevalier
Green infrastructure (GI) revitalizes vegetation and soil, restores hydro-ecological processes destroyed by traditional urbanization, and naturally manages stormwater on-site, offering numerous sustainability benefits. However, despite being sustainable and despite being the object of unrelenting expert advocacy for more than two decades, GI implementation remains slow. On the other hand, the practice of traditional gray infrastructure, which is known to have significant adverse impacts on the environment, is still ubiquitous in urban areas throughout the world...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782035/fairy-circle-landscapes-under-the-sea
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Daniel Ruiz-Reynés, Damià Gomila, Tomàs Sintes, Emilio Hernández-García, Núria Marbà, Carlos M Duarte
Short-scale interactions yield large-scale vegetation patterns that, in turn, shape ecosystem function across landscapes. Fairy circles, which are circular patches bare of vegetation within otherwise continuous landscapes, are characteristic features of semiarid grasslands. We report the occurrence of submarine fairy circle seascapes in seagrass meadows and propose a simple model that reproduces the diversity of seascapes observed in these ecosystems as emerging from plant interactions within the meadow. These seascapes include two extreme cases, a continuous meadow and a bare landscape, along with intermediate states that range from the occurrence of persistent but isolated fairy circles, or solitons, to seascapes with multiple fairy circles, banded vegetation, and "leopard skin" patterns consisting of bare seascapes dotted with plant patches...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770240/survey-symptomatology-transmission-host-range-and-characterization-of-begomovirus-associated-with-yellow-mosaic-disease-of-ridge-gourd-in-southern-india
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Chandrakant V Patil, S V Ramdas, U Premchand, K S Shankarappa
Ridge gourd is an important vegetable crop and is affected by several biotic and abiotic factors. Among the different biotic factors, ridge gourd yellow mosaic disease (RgYMD) is new emerging threat for the production of ridge gourd. The incidence of the RgYMD varied from 30 to 100% in southern India with highest disease incidence of 100% observed in Belagavi district of Karnataka state. The infected plants showed chlorosis, mosaic, cupping of leaves, blistering, reduction in leaf size and stunted growth. The varieties/hybrids grown in the farmer's fields were found to be susceptible to the disease...
June 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768612/short-term-efficacy-of-an-innovative-mobile-phone-technology-based-intervention-for-weight-management-for-overweight-and-obese-adolescents-pilot-study
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Jyu-Lin Chen, Claudia M Guedes, Bruce A Cooper, Audrey E Lung
BACKGROUND: In the United States, approximately one-third of adolescents are now overweight or obese, and one in six is obese. This financial cost and the larger nonfinancial costs of obesity make obesity prevention and management for adolescents imperative for the health of the nation. However, primary care visits are typically brief, and primary care providers may lack adequate resources to help overweight or obese adolescents to manage weight issues. To augment the efficacy of primary care visits for adolescent weight management, mobile phone technology can be used as an adjunct treatment that provides additional opportunities for encouraging improvement in lifestyle, attainment, and maintenance of healthy weight...
August 2, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768611/a-smartphone-app-for-families-with-preschool-aged-children-in-a-public-nutrition-program-prototype-development-and-beta-testing
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Pamela Hull, Janice S Emerson, Meghan E Quirk, Juan R Canedo, Jessica L Jones, Violetta Vylegzhanina, Douglas C Schmidt, Shelagh A Mulvaney, Bettina M Beech, Chiquita Briley, Calvin Harris, Baqar A Husaini
BACKGROUND: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the United States provides free supplemental food and nutrition education to low-income mothers and children under age 5 years. Childhood obesity prevalence is higher among preschool children in the WIC program compared to other children, and WIC improves dietary quality among low-income children. The Children Eating Well (CHEW) smartphone app was developed in English and Spanish for WIC-participating families with preschool-aged children as a home-based intervention to reinforce WIC nutrition education and help prevent childhood obesity...
August 2, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761788/two-new-species-of-the-brachycephalus-pernix-group-anura-brachycephalidae-from-the-state-of-paran%C3%A3-southern-brazil
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Luiz F Ribeiro, David C Blackburn, Edward L Stanley, Marcio R Pie, Marcos R Bornschein
We describe two new species of miniaturized toadlet in the B. pernix group of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the Atlantic Forest of the state of Paraná, southern Brazil. The first new species is distinguished from all congeners by the pale red coloration from the head to the pelvic region, with sides of the body and thighs dorsally yellowish green. It is known only from the type locality in a cloud forest at altitudes ranging between 1,144-1,228 m a.s.l. The second species, although more closely related to B...
2017: PeerJ
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