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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628670/combining-ability-heritability-and-genotypic-relations-of-different-physiological-traits-in-cacao-hybrids
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Allan Silva Pereira, Alex-Alan Furtado de Almeida, Márcia Christina da Silva Branco, Marcio Gilberto Cardoso Costa, Dario Ahnert
Selecting parents and evaluating progenies is a very important step in breeding programs and involves approaches such as understanding the initial stages of growth and characterizing the variability among genotypes for different parameters, such as physiological, growth, biomass partitioning and nutrient translocation to the aerial part. In these cases, facilitating tools can be used to understand the involved gene dynamics, such as diallel crosses and genetic and phenotypic correlations. Our main hypothesis is that the contrasting phenotypes of these parental genotypes of cocoa used are due to genetic factors, and progenies derived from crosses of these parental genotypes are useful for breeding programs related to plant architecture, physiological parameters and translocation of mineral nutrients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627202/infrapeso-materno-y-resultados-perinatales-estudio-de-cohortes-retrospectivo
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Ángel Vilar Sánchez, Juan Jesús Fernández Alba, María Del Carmen González Macías, María Del Carmen Paublete Herrera, Concepción Carnicer Fuentes, Florentino Carral San Laureano, Rafael Torrejón Cardoso, Luis Javier Moreno Corral
Introducción: algunos estudios han asociado el infrapeso materno con resultados perinatales adversos tales como aborto espontáneo, desprendimiento placentario, feto pequeño para edad gestacional, crecimiento intrauterino retardado y parto pretérmino.Objetivos: determinar si el infrapeso materno al inicio de la gestación influye sobre la forma de inicio y vía del parto, peso al nacer, índice de Apgar al minuto 5 y edad gestacional en el momento del parto.Métodos: estudio de cohortes retrospectivo en gestantes adscritas al Hospital Universitario de Puerto Real...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627185/adherencia-y-tolerancia-como-claves-en-la-detenci%C3%A3-n-de-la-p%C3%A3-rdida-de-peso-en-pacientes-oncol%C3%A3-gicos-sometidos-a-radioterapia-mediante-una-estrategia-de-suplementaci%C3%A3-n-precoz-con-una-f%C3%A3-rmula-enteral-hipercal%C3%A3-rica-e-hiperproteica-espec%C3%A3-fica
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Jose M García Almeida, Yolanda Lupiáñez Pérez, Mercedes Blanco Naveira, Josefina Ruiz Nava, José Antonio Medina, Isabel Cornejo Pareja, Ana Gómez Pérez, María Molina Vega, José A López-Medina, Francisco Tinahones Madueño
Introducción: en pacientes con riesgo nutricional, la Sociedad Europea de Clínica y Metabolismo (ESPEN) y Parenteral recomienda suplementos nutricionales durante el tratamiento oncológico para prevenir la pérdida de peso involuntaria.Objetivos: nuestro objetivo es conocer el cumplimiento, la aceptabilidad y la tolerancia de un suplemento hiperproteico, hipercalórico, rico en omega 3 en pacientes oncológicos.Métodos: estudio unicéntrico, observacional y prospectivo en pacientes oncológicos con un suplemento nutricional hiperproteico, hipercalórico, rico en omega 3 y de bajo volumen...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627182/factores-predictores-de-hipertrigliceridemia-en-pacientes-hospitalizados-con-nutrici%C3%A3-n-parenteral-total
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Maria Julia Ocón Bretón, Ana Isabel Ilundain Gonzalez, Jara Altemir Trallero, Ana Agudo Tabuenca, José Antonio Gimeno Orna
Introducción:la nutrición parenteral total (NPT) es una modalidad de soporte nutricional indicada en aquellas situaciones donde el enfermo no puede cubrir sus requerimientos nutricionales por vía enteral. A pesar de ser una terapia segura y efi caz, no está exenta de complicaciones, entre las que cabe destacar, por su frecuencia, la hipertrigliceridemia. La etiología de esta complicación metabólica es compleja y multifactorial.Objetivos: el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar los factores de riesgo asociados al desarrollo de hipertrigliceridemia en pacientes adultos hospitalizados no críticos que reciben NPT a corto plazo y evaluar el efecto que una emulsión lipídica enriquecida en ácidos grasos poliinsaturados omega-3 ejerce sobre esta complicación metabólica...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584601/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-sulfadoxine-antibody-among-patients-undergoing-treatment-for-malaria-in-benin-city-nigeria
#5
Kingsley Ikuoyogie, Helen Oroboghae Ogefere, Richard Omoregie
OBJECTIVES: Because of lack of data on the prevalence of sulfadoxine antibody, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of sulfadoxine antibodies and its possible risk factors. METHODS: Blood specimens were collected from 500 patients undergoing treatment for malaria at Central Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to collect information and sociodemographic data. Sulfadoxine antibodies were detected by drug absorption (DAT) and immune complex (IMC) methods...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577997/interfacial-interaction-track-of-amorphous-solid-dispersions-established-by-water-soluble-polymer-and-indometacin
#6
Jing Li, Na Fan, Xin Wang, Chang Li, Mengchi Sun, Jian Wang, Qiang Fu, Zhonggui He
The present work studied interfacial interactions of amorphous solid dispersions matrix of indometacin (IMC) that established using PVP K30 (PVP) and PEG 6000 (PEG) by focusing on their interaction forces and wetting process. Infrared spectroscopy (IR), raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectra and contact angle instrument were used throughout the study. Hydrogen bond energy formed between PEG and IMC were stronger than that of PVP and IMC evidenced by molecular modeling measurement. The blue shift of raman spectroscopy confirmed that hydrogen bonding forces were formed between IMC and two polymers...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577855/quantitative-analyses-reveal-distinct-sensitivities-of-the-capture-of-hiv-1-primary-viruses-and-pseudoviruses-to-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
#7
Jiae Kim, Ousman Jobe, Kristina K Peachman, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Mangala Rao, Venigalla B Rao
Development of vaccines capable of eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) is a key goal to controlling the global AIDS epidemic. To be effective, bNAbs must block the capture of HIV-1 to prevent viral acquisition and establishment of reservoirs. However, the role of bNAbs, particularly during initial exposure of primary viruses to host cells, has not been fully examined. Using a sensitive, quantitative, and high-throughput qRT-PCR assay, we found that primary viruses were captured by host cells and converted into a trypsin-resistant form in less than five minutes...
May 31, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566633/co-administration-of-magnesium-ion-prevents-indomethacin-induced-intestinal-ulcerogenic-lesions-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
#8
Noriaki Nagai, Akina Ueno, Tadatoshi Tanino, Mikako Oka, Yoshimasa Ito
In a study to find ways to prevent the side effects of indomethacin (IMC), we previously reported that magnesium ion (Mg(2+)) can prevent the onset of IMC-induced gastric mucosa in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) rats, a model for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study we investigated whether the co-administration of IMC and Mg(2+) prevents the formation and aggravation of intestinal ulcerogenic lesions in AA rats. The single oral administration of an excessive dose of IMC (40 mg/kg) induces hemorrhagic lesions and nitric oxide (NO) production via inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in the jejunal and ileal mucosa of AA rats, and the extent of the lesions, as well as iNOS and NO levels in AA rats are higher than in normal rats...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549942/tissue-specific-expression-profile-of-some-immune-related-genes-in-labeo-rohita-to-edwardsiella-tarda-infection
#9
Sajal Kole, Deepika Anand, Rupam Sharma, Gayatri Tripathi, M Makesh, K V Rajendran, Megha Kadam Bedekar
Rohu (Labeo rohita), an Indian Major Carp (IMC) is an economically important aquaculture species in India. Inspite of the technological advances, infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites have been a major limiting factor in the development and profitability of fish farms. At present, information regarding the immune status of the Indian major carps is limited. This lack of knowledge is a major impediment for establishment of effective preventive measures against broad spectrum of infectious agents...
May 23, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544415/inertial-microfluidic-cell-stretcher-imcs-fully-automated-high-throughput-and-near-real-time-cell-mechanotyping
#10
Yanxiang Deng, Steven P Davis, Fan Yang, Kevin S Paulsen, Maneesh Kumar, Rebecca Sinnott DeVaux, Xianhui Wang, Douglas S Conklin, Assad Oberai, Jason I Herschkowitz, Aram J Chung
Mechanical biomarkers associated with cytoskeletal structures have been reported as powerful label-free cell state identifiers. In order to measure cell mechanical properties, traditional biophysical (e.g., atomic force microscopy, micropipette aspiration, optical stretchers) and microfluidic approaches were mainly employed; however, they critically suffer from low-throughput, low-sensitivity, and/or time-consuming and labor-intensive processes, not allowing techniques to be practically used for cell biology research applications...
May 23, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528464/evidence-based-identification-of-key-beliefs-explaining-infant-male-circumcision-motivation-among-expectant-parents-in-zimbabwe-targets-for-behavior-change-messaging
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Daniel E Montaño, Mufuta Tshimanga, Deven T Hamilton, Gerald Gorn, Danuta Kasprzyk
Slow adult male circumcision uptake is one factor leading some to recommend increased priority for infant male circumcision (IMC) in sub-Saharan African countries. This research, guided by the integrated behavioral model (IBM), was carried out to identify key beliefs that best explain Zimbabwean parents' motivation to have their infant sons circumcised. A quantitative survey, designed from qualitative elicitation study results, was administered to independent representative samples of 800 expectant mothers and 795 expectant fathers in two urban and two rural areas in Zimbabwe...
May 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489173/new-technique-for-obesity-surgery-internal-gastric-plication-technique-using-intragastric-single-port-igs-igp-in-experimental-model
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Verena Müller, Panagiotis Fikatas, Safak Gül, Maximilian Noesser, Kirs Ten Fuehrer, Igor Sauer, Johann Pratschke, Ricardo Zorron
Background: Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective method to ameliorate co-morbidities as consequence of morbidly obese patients with BMI over 35 kg/m2. Endoscopic techniques have been developed to treat patients with mild obesity and ameliorate comorbidities, but endoscopic skills are needed, beside the costs of the devices. Aim: To report a new technique for internal gastric plication using an intragastric single port device in an experimental swine model...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489164/different-protocols-of-postconditioning-does-not-attenuate-mesenteric-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-after-short-term-reperfusion
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Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito, Edson Yuzur Yasojima, Andressa Abnader Machado, Matheus Paiva Pacheco Reis Silveira, Renan Kleber Costa Teixeira, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, Felipe Lobato da Silva Costa
Background: Mesenteric ischemia is a challenging diagnosis. Delay in diagnosis can lead to extent bowel necrosis and poor outcomes. Ischemia and reperfusion syndrome plays an important role in this scenario. Aim: To access effects of different post-conditioning cycles on mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion syndrome. Method: Twenty-five rats were assigned into five groups: Sham, used to establish normal parameters; control group, submitted to mesenteric ischemia for 30 min; in groups GP3, GP1 and GP30, ischemia was followed by post-conditioning protocol, which consisted of 1 cycle of 3 min (GP3), 3 cycles of 1 min (GP1) or 6 cycles of 30 s (GP30), respectively...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489162/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty-for-obesity-treatment-two-years-of-experience
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Gontrand Lopez-Nava, M P Galvão, I Bautista-Castaño, J P Fernandez-Corbelle, M Trell, N Lopez
Background: Bariatric endoscopic techniques are minimally invasive and induce gastric volume reduction to treat obesity. Aim : To evaluate endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (Apollo method) using a suturing method directed at the greater curvature, as well as the perioperative care, two year safety and weight loss. Method: Prospective single-center study over 154 patients (108 females) using the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure under general anesthesia with overnight inpatient observation...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489161/quality-of-life-after-vertical-gastrectomy-evaluated-by-the-baros-questionnaire
#15
Giselle Abigail Mendes, Guilherme Pedroso Vargas
Background: The satisfactory outcome in the surgical treatment of obesity must include, in addition to weight loss, a significant change in the pre-existing comorbidities and in the quality of life. Aim: To evaluate the quality of life in the late postoperative period in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Methods: It was applied the questionnaire "Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System" (BAROS) in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489158/prevalence-and-predictors-of-changes-in-bowel-habits-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#16
Leonardo de Mello Del Grande, Luis Fernando Paes Leme, Francisco Pimenta Marques, Andressa Teruya Ramos, Paula Teruya Ramos, Felipe Araújo de Souza
Background: The incidence of cholecystolithiasis is approximately 15% of the population. It is believed that between 30-40% of cholecystectomy patients have symptoms after surgery, being changes in bowel habits the most common among them. Aim: 1) Defining the prevalence, and 2) identifying predictors of changes in bowel habits after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study with an initial sample of 150 patients diagnosed with cholecystolithiasis operated between July and September 2014...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464418/measurement-of-optical-properties-of-pig-esophagus-by-using-a-modified-spectrometer-set-up
#17
Martin Hohmann, B Lengenfelder, R Kanawade, F Klämpfl, A Douplik, H Albrecht
Optical properties (μa , μs and g) of certain human tissue types such as skin and blood have been very well investigated. However until today, for internal body organs such as the esophagus they are not well characterized. For ex-vivo measurements "Inverse Adding Doubling" (IAD) and Inverse Monte-Carlo-Simulation (IMCS) are state of the art. Both methods need the measurement of the collimated transmission. Current methods lack a proper way of measuring the collimated transmission. Hence, this measurement of the g-factor has a systematic error...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452085/use-of-chimeric-type-iv-secretion-systems-to-define-contributions-of-outer-membrane-subassemblies-for-contact-dependent-translocation
#18
Jay E Gordon, Tiago R D Costa, Roosheel S Patel, Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Mayukh K Sarkar, Elena V Orlova, Gabriel Waksman, Peter J Christie
Recent studies have shown that conjugation systems of Gram-negative bacteria are composed of distinct inner and outer membrane core complexes (IMCs and OMCCs, respectively). Here, we characterized the OMCC by focusing first on a cap domain that forms a channel across the outer membrane. Strikingly, the OMCC caps of the Escherichia coli pKM101 Tra and Agrobacterium tumefaciens VirB/VirD4 systems are completely dispensable for substrate transfer, but required for formation of conjugative pili. The pKM101 OMCC cap and extended pilus also are dispensable for activation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa type VI secretion system (T6SS)...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444064/assessment-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-as-an-early-marker-of-vascular-damage-in-hypertensive-children
#19
Liz Andréa Villela Baroncini, Lucimary de Castro Sylvestre, Camila Varotto Baroncini, Roberto Pecoits
Background: The increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) correlates with the presence of atherosclerosis in adults and describes vascular abnormalities in both hypertensive children and adolescents. Objective: To assess CIMT as an early marker of atherosclerosis and vascular damage in hypertensive children and adolescents compared with non-hypertensive controls and to evaluate the influence of gender, age, and body mass index (BMI) on CIMT on each group. Methods: Observational cohort study...
May 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427669/rapid-ag-sn-ag-transient-liquid-phase-bonding-for-high-temperature-power-devices-packaging-by-the-assistance-of-ultrasound
#20
Huakai Shao, Aiping Wu, Yudian Bao, Yue Zhao, Lei Liu, Guisheng Zou
Rapid transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding process on Ag/Sn/Ag system is achieved in air by the assistance of ultrasonic, which has great potential to be applied to high-temperature power devices packaging. In this study, the influence of ultrasonic effect on the morphology and growth kinetics of Ag3Sn grains, and the joint microstructure, mechanical property and thermal reliability were systematically investigated. Experimental results indicated that the rapid consumption of the "dynamic" transient liquid phase was attributed to the accelerated dissolution of Ag substrate and the extrusion of liquid Sn, which were entirely induced by the complex sonochemical effects on the liquid/solid intermetallic compounds (IMCs) interface...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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