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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110510/access-equity-and-costs-of-induced-abortion-services-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mridula Shankar, Kirsten I Black, Philip Goldstone, Safeera Hussainy, Danielle Mazza, Kerry Petersen, Jayne Lucke, Angela Taft
OBJECTIVES: To examine access and equity to induced abortion services in Australia, including factors associated with presenting beyond nine weeks gestation. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of 2,326 women aged 16+ years attending for an abortion at 14 Dr Marie clinics. Associations with later presentation assessed using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: Over a third of eligible women opted for a medical abortion. More than one in 10 (11...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110421/dendritic-cell-immune-responses-in-hiv-1-controllers
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REVIEW
Enrique Martin-Gayo, Xu G Yu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robust HIV-1-specific CD8 T cell responses are currently regarded as the main correlate of immune defense in rare individuals who achieve natural, drug-free control of HIV-1; however, the mechanisms that support evolution of such powerful immune responses are not well understood. Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized innate immune cells critical for immune recognition, immune regulation, and immune induction, but their possible contribution to HIV-1 immune defense in controllers remains ill-defined...
January 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110407/in-vitro-performance-of-cad-cam-fabricated-implant-supported-temporary-crowns
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Martin Rosentritt, Philipp Raab, Sebastian Hahnel, Matthias Stöckle, Verena Preis
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the in-vitro performance and fracture resistance of a temporary computer-aided designed and computer-aided manufactured polymethylmethacrylate (CAD/CAM-PMMA) material as implant or tooth-supported single crown with respect to the clinical procedure (permanently bonded/temporarily cemented). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four crowns were fabricated on implants or human molar teeth simulating (a) labside procedure on prefabricated titanium-bonding base ([TiBase] implant crown bonded in laboratory, screwed chairside), (b) labside procedure ([LAB] standard abutment and implant crown bonded in laboratory, screwed chairside), (c) chairside procedure ([CHAIR] implant crown bonded to abutment), and (d) reference ([TOOTH] crowns luted on prepared human teeth)...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110175/ketogenic-diet-therapy-for-epilepsy-during-pregnancy-a-case-series
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Elles J T M van der Louw, Tanya J Williams, Bobbie J Henry-Barron, Joanne F Olieman, Johannes J Duvekot, Marijn J Vermeulen, Natalja Bannink, Monique Williams, Rinze F Neuteboom, Eric H Kossoff, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Mackenzie C Cervenka
PURPOSE: Evaluation of ketogenic diet (KD) therapies for seizure control during pregnancy when safety and appropriate management become considerations. Until now, no information has been available on seizure reduction and human pregnancy related outcomes in women treated with KD therapies. METHOD: We describe two cases of pregnant women with epilepsy treated with KD therapy either as monotherapy (Case 1) or as adjunctive therapy (Case 2). RESULTS: Case 1: A 27 year old woman, gravida1, started the classic KD with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) emulsion and 75g carbohydrate-restriction, later reduced to 47g...
December 26, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110171/long-term-usability-and-bio-integration-of-polyimide-based-intra-neural-stimulating-electrodes
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S Wurth, M Capogrosso, S Raspopovic, J Gandar, G Federici, N Kinany, A Cutrone, A Piersigilli, N Pavlova, R Guiet, G Taverni, J Rigosa, P Shkorbatova, X Navarro, Q Barraud, G Courtine, S Micera
Stimulation of peripheral nerves has transiently restored lost sensation and has the potential to alleviate motor deficits. However, incomplete characterization of the long-term usability and bio-integration of intra-neural implants has restricted their use for clinical applications. Here, we conducted a longitudinal assessment of the selectivity, stability, functionality, and biocompatibility of polyimide-based intra-neural implants that were inserted in the sciatic nerve of twenty-three healthy adult rats for up to six months...
January 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110152/is-the-bias-for-function-based-explanations-culturally-universal-children-from-china-endorse-teleological-explanations-of-natural-phenomena
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Adena Schachner, Liqi Zhu, Jing Li, Deborah Kelemen
Young children in Western cultures tend to endorse teleological (function-based) explanations broadly across many domains, even when scientifically unwarranted. For instance, in contrast to Western adults, they explicitly endorse the idea that mountains were created for climbing, just like hats were created for warmth. Is this bias a product of culture or a product of universal aspects of human cognition? In two studies, we explored whether adults and children in Mainland China, a highly secular, non-Western culture, show a bias for teleological explanations...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110062/metal-free-hybrids-of-graphitic-carbon-nitride-and-nanodiamonds-for-photoelectrochemical-and-photocatalytic-applications
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Li Zhou, Huayang Zhang, Xiaochen Guo, Hongqi Sun, Shaomin Liu, Moses O Tade, Shaobin Wang
Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) has been considered as a metal-free, cost-effective, eco-friendly and efficient catalyst for various photoelectrochemical applications. However, compared to conventional metal-based photocatalysts, its photocatalytic activity is still low because of the low mobility of carriers restricted by the polymer nature. Herein, a series of hybrids of g-C3N4 (GCN) and nanodiamonds (NDs) were synthesized using a solvothermal method. The photoelectrochemical performance and photocatalytic efficiency of the GCN/NDs were investigated by means of the generation of photocurrent and photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) solutions under UV-visible light irradiations...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109989/low-glycemic-index-treatment-for-seizure-control-in-angelman-syndrome-a-case-series-from-the-center-for-dietary-therapy-of-epilepsy-at-the-massachusetts-general-hospital
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Olivia R Grocott, Katherine S Herrington, Heidi H Pfeifer, Elizabeth A Thiele, Ronald L Thibert
The low glycemic index treatment, a dietary therapy that focuses on glycemic index and reduced carbohydrate intake, has been successful in reducing seizure frequency in the general epilepsy population. Epilepsy is a common feature of Angelman syndrome and seizures are often refractory to multiple medications, especially in those with maternal deletions. Dietary therapy has become a more frequently used option for treating epilepsy, often in combination with other antiepileptic drugs, due to its efficacy and favorable side effect profile...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109984/the-long-term-course-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-from-unilateral-to-bilateral-interictal-epileptiform-discharges-in-repeated-video-eeg-monitorings
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Stephanie Gollwitzer, Catherine A Scott, Fiona Farrell, Gail S Bell, Jane de Tisi, Matthew C Walker, Tim Wehner, Josemir W Sander, Hajo M Hamer, Beate Diehl
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) and ictal patterns are common in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and have been associated with decreased chances of seizure freedom after epilepsy surgery. It is unclear whether secondary epileptogenesis, although demonstrated in experimental models, exists in humans and may account for progression of epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed consecutive video-EEG recordings from 1992 to 2014 repeated at least two years apart (mean interval 6...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109796/minimization-of-dental-implant-diameter-and-length-according-to-bone-quality-determined-by-finite-element-analysis-and-optimized-calculation
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Nana Ueda, Yoshiyuki Takayama, Atsuro Yokoyama
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of bone quality and implant size on the maximum equivalent elastic strain (MES) in peri-implant bone using finite element (FE) analysis, and to minimize implant size via optimized calculation based on MES. METHODS: Three-dimensional FE models consisting of a mandible and a titanium implant with a superstructure were constructed and applied a vertical load or an oblique load of 60N. We investigated the effects of four variables: the thickness of the cortical bone (C), Young's modulus of the trabecular bone (T), and the diameter (D) and length (L) of the implant...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109733/course-of-participation-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Elize M Kruisheer, Irene M C Huenges Wajer, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Marcel W M Post
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate participation problems in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and the course of participation between 3 and 12 months post-SAH, and to identify determinants of this course. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. SETTING: The study was done in the SAH outpatient clinic at the University Medical Center Utrecht. SUBJECTS: Subjects included patients independent in activities of daily living who visited the SAH outpatient clinic for a routine follow-up visit 3 months after the event...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109720/ucp1-in-adipose-tissues-two-steps-to-full-browning
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Anastasia V Kalinovich, Jasper M A de Jong, Barbara Cannon, Jan Nedergaard
The possibility that brown adipose tissue thermogenesis can be recruited in order to combat the development of obesity has led to a high interest in the identification of "browning agents", i.e. agents that increase the amount and activity of UCP1 in brown and brite/beige adipose tissues. However, functional analysis of the browning process yields confusingly different results when the analysis is performed in one of two alternative steps. Thus, in one of the steps, using cold acclimation as a potent model browning agent, we find that if the browning process is followed in mice initially housed at 21 °C (the most common procedure), there is only weak molecular evidence for increases in UCP1 gene expression or UCP1 protein abundance in classical brown adipose tissue; however, in brite/beige adipose depots, there are large increases, apparently associating functional browning with events only in the brite/beige tissues...
January 18, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109612/topographic-mapping-of-left-ventricular-regional-contractile-injury-in-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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Timothy S Lancaster, Julia Kar, Brian P Cupps, Matthew C Henn, Kevin Kulshrestha, Danielle J Koerner, Michael K Pasque
OBJECTIVE: Restrictive leaflet tethering resulting from regional left ventricular (LV) contractile injury causes ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR). We hypothesized that 3-dimensional LV topographic mapping by MRI-based multiparametric strain analysis could characterize the regional contractile injury patterns that differentiate ischemic coronary artery disease patients who have ischemic MR from those who do not. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging-based multiparametric strain data were calculated for 15,300 LV grid points in 100 normal volunteers...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109603/comparison-between-direct-and-indirect-methods-for-exploiting-fourier-transform-spectral-information-in-estimation-of-breeding-values-for-fine-composition-and-technological-properties-of-milk
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V Bonfatti, D Vicario, L Degano, A Lugo, P Carnier
The aim of this study was to compare the common method of exploiting infrared spectral data in animal breeding; that is, estimating the breeding values for the traits predicted by infrared spectroscopy, and an alternative approach based on the direct use of spectral information (direct prediction, DP) to predict the estimated breeding values (EBV). Traits were pH, milk coagulation properties, contents of the main casein and whey protein fractions, cheese yield measured by micro-cheese making, lactoferrin, Ca, and fat composition...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109602/strategies-to-gain-body-condition-score-in-pasture-based-dairy-cows-during-late-lactation-and-the-far-off-nonlactating-period-and-their-interaction-with-close-up-dry-matter-intake
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J R Roche, A Heiser, M D Mitchell, M A Crookenden, C G Walker, J K Kay, M Vailati Riboni, J J Loor, S Meier
In pasture-based systems, cows are generally thinner at the end of lactation than cows fed total mixed rations and, as a result, over-feeding of metabolizable energy (ME) during the far-off nonlactating period is a standard management policy to achieve optimum calving body condition score (BCS). An alternative would be to manage cows to gain BCS through late lactation, such that cows ended lactation close to optimum calving BCS and maintenance of BCS through to calving. We sought to quantify the effect of moderate or excessive ME intakes during the far-off nonlactating period in cows that had been managed to gain or maintain BCS through late lactation and whether the far-off management strategy interacted with close-up level of feeding...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109588/tea-saponin-reduced-methanogenesis-in-vitro-but-increased-methane-yield-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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J Guyader, M Eugène, M Doreau, D P Morgavi, C Gérard, C Martin
The effect of tea saponin supplementation in the ruminant diet on methane emissions, rumen fermentation, and digestive processes is still under debate. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of this plant extract on methanogenesis, total-tract digestibility, and lactating performances of dairy cows. The work included 2 independent and successive experiments. First, the effect of 7 tea saponin doses (from 0 to 0.50 g/L) on methane emissions and protozoa concentrations was tested in 2 repeated in vitro batch culture incubations using bovine rumen contents as inoculum and a cereal mixture as substrate...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109485/ampleness-of-head-movements-of-children-and-adolescents-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#17
Renato de Souza Melo
INTRODUCTION: Head movements are controlled by the vestibular system. Children with sensorineural hearing loss can present restrictions in ampleness of head movements due to damage in the vestibule-cochlear systems, resulting from injury in the inner ear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ampleness of head movements of children with normal hearing and children with sensorineural hearing loss and compare data between groups. METHODS: Cross-sectional study that evaluated the ampleness of head movements of 96 students, being 48 with normal hearing and 48 with sensorineural hearing loss, of both sexes, with aged between 7 and 18 years old...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109426/wgcna-application-to-proteomic-and-metabolomic-data-analysis
#18
G Pei, L Chen, W Zhang
Progresses in mass spectrometric instrumentation and bioinformatics identification algorithms made over the past decades allow quantitative measurements of relative or absolute protein/metabolite amounts in cells in a high-throughput manner, which has significantly expedited the exploration into functions and dynamics of complex biological systems. However, interpretation of high-throughput data is often restricted by the limited availability of suitable computational methods and enough statistical power. While many computational methodologies have been developed in the past decades to address the issue, it becomes clear that network-focused rather than individual gene/protein-focused strategies would be more appropriate to obtain a complete picture of cellular responses...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109423/moving-beyond-the-debate-over-restricting-sugary-drinks-in-the-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program
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EDITORIAL
Marlene B Schwartz
To address the dual problem of food insecurity and poor nutrition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently revised the nutrition standards for nearly all of its federal food programs to align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One notable exception is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Policy proposals to restrict SNAP benefits based on nutrition quality (e.g., excluding sugary drinks) have generated controversy and have polarized previous research and advocacy allies. This essay presents many of the issues that have emerged, which include challenges about the feasibility, justification, and effectiveness of restricting benefits; the risk of a slippery slope; concerns about participant dignity; and finally, distrust about the motives behind promoting and opposing a policy change...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109416/behavioral-economics-and-the-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-making-the-healthy-choice-the-easy-choice
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EDITORIAL
Alice S Ammerman, Terry Hartman, Molly M DeMarco
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as an important nutritional safety net program for many Americans. Given its aim to use traditional economic levers to provide access to food, the SNAP program includes minimal nutritional requirements and restrictions. As food choices are influenced by more than just economic constraints, behavioral economics may offer insights and tools for altering food purchases for SNAP users. This manuscript outlines behavioral economics strategies that have potential to encourage healthier food choices within the SNAP program...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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