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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346536/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash-and-environmental-risk-factors-for-soil-transmitted-helminth-intensity-of-infection-in-timor-leste-using-real-time-pcr
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Suzy J Campbell, Susana V Nery, Rebecca Wardell, Catherine A D'Este, Darren J Gray, James S McCarthy, Rebecca J Traub, Ross M Andrews, Stacey Llewellyn, Andrew J Vallely, Gail M Williams, Archie C A Clements
BACKGROUND: No investigations have been undertaken of risk factors for intensity of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection in Timor-Leste. This study provides the first analysis of risk factors for intensity of STH infection, as determined by quantitative PCR (qPCR), examining a broad range of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and environmental factors, among communities in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste. METHODS: A baseline cross-sectional survey of 18 communities was undertaken as part of a cluster randomised controlled trial, with additional identically-collected data from six other communities...
March 27, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346497/determinants-of-infant-nutritional-status-in-dabat-district-north-gondar-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Amarech Asratie Wubante
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is the top cause of global burden of disease, disability and mortality among infants. Over two-thirds of deaths of children globally occur during the first year of life (infancy). Malnutrition among infants is substantially high in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study is aimed to assess determinants of infant nutritional status. METHODS: A community based nested case-control study was conducted from February to June 2013 in Dabat district. A total of 80 cases and 320 controls (1:4 ratios) were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346470/relationship-of-microbial-communities-and-suppressiveness-of-trichoderma-fortified-composts-for-pepper-seedlings-infected-by-phytophthora-nicotianae
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Margarita Ros, Iulia Raut, Ana Belén Santisima-Trinidad, Jose Antonio Pascual
The understanding of the dynamic of soil-borne diseases is related to the microbial composition of the rhizosphere which is the key to progress in the field of biological control. Trichoderma spp. is commonly used as a biological control agent. The use of next generation sequencing approaches and quantitative PCR are two successful approaches to assess the effect of using compost as substrate fortified with two Trichoderma strains (Trichoderma harzianum or Trichoderma asperellum) on bacterial and fungal communities in pepper rhizosphere infected with Phytophthora nicotianae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346463/changes-in-soil-bacterial-community-structure-as-a-result-of-incorporation-of-brassica-plants-compared-with-continuous-planting-eggplant-and-chemical-disinfection-in-greenhouses
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Tianzhu Li, Tongtong Liu, Chengyu Zheng, Chunsheng Kang, Zichao Yang, Xiaotong Yao, Fengbin Song, Runzhi Zhang, Xuerong Wang, Ning Xu, Chunyi Zhang, Wei Li, Shumin Li
Greenhouse eggplant monocropping in China has contributed to the aggravation of soil-borne diseases, reductions in crop quality and yield, and the degradation of physical and chemical soil properties. Crop rotation is one effective way of alleviating the problems of continuous cropping worldwide; however, few studies have reported changes in soil bacterial community structures and physical and chemical soil properties after Brassica vegetables had been rotated with eggplant in greenhouses. In this experiment, mustard-eggplant (BFN) and oilseed rape-eggplant (BFC) rotations were studied to identify changes in the physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure in soil that was previously subject to monocropping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345673/sex-dependent-effects-on-gut-microbiota-regulate-hepatic-carcinogenic-outcomes
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Guoxiang Xie, Xiaoning Wang, Aihua Zhao, Jingyu Yan, Wenlian Chen, Runqiu Jiang, Junfang Ji, Fengjie Huang, Yunjing Zhang, Sha Lei, Kun Ge, Xiaojiao Zheng, Cynthia Rajani, Rosanna A Alegado, Jiajian Liu, Ping Liu, Jeremy Nicholson, Wei Jia
Emerging evidence points to a strong association between sex and gut microbiota, bile acids (BAs), and gastrointestinal cancers. Here, we investigated the mechanistic link between microbiota and hepatocellular carcinogenesis using a streptozotocin-high fat diet (STZ-HFD) induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-hepatocellular carcinoma (NASH-HCC) murine model and compared results for both sexes. STZ-HFD feeding induced a much higher incidence of HCC in male mice with substantially increased intrahepatic retention of hydrophobic BAs and decreased hepatic expression of tumor-suppressive microRNAs...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345666/members-of-gammaproteobacteria-as-indicator-species-of-healthy-banana-plants-on-fusarium-wilt-infested-fields-in-central-america
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Martina Köberl, Miguel Dita, Alfonso Martinuz, Charles Staver, Gabriele Berg
Culminating in the 1950's, bananas, the world's most extensive perennial monoculture, suffered one of the most devastating disease epidemics in history. In Latin America and the Caribbean, Fusarium wilt (FW) caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (FOC), forced the abandonment of the Gros Michel-based export banana industry. Comparative microbiome analyses performed between healthy and diseased Gros Michel plants on FW-infested farms in Nicaragua and Costa Rica revealed significant shifts in the gammaproteobacterial microbiome...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345203/major-electrocardiographic-abnormality-predicts-support-care-need-certification-and-or-death-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-no-history-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Tazuo Okuno, Keisuke Watanabe, Kumie Nakajima, Osamu Iritani, Hiroshi Yano, Takuro Morita, Taroh Himeno, Yuta Igarashi, Masashi Okuro, Shigeto Morimoto
AIM: Not only cardiovascular disease (CVD) itself, but also subclinical major electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities are related to frailty in older adults. We investigated whether major ECG abnormality was associated with first support/care-need certification in Long-Term Care Insurance or death in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: We analyzed 1078 community-dwelling older adults with no history of certification aged 65-94 years. Relationships between baseline major ECG abnormality and risk of first certification or death were estimated using the Cox proportional hazards model...
March 27, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345014/the-cigarette-and-smokeless-tobacco-markets-in-texas-relative-to-the-united-states
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Erin J Miller Lo, Daniel P Giovenco, Olivia A Wackowski, Melissa B Harrell, Cheryl L Perry, Cristine D Delnevo
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the cigarette and smokeless tobacco (SLT) markets in Texas and the United States (US) as a whole. METHODS: Nielsen convenience store sales data from 2014 were obtained for Dallas, Houston, San Antonio/Austin, and the total US. Descriptive statistics highlighted market share differences in Texas compared to the US overall. RESULTS: Marlboro and Copenhagen dominated the cigarette (58.9%) and SLT markets (44.8%) in Texas and had substantially higher relative market shares in Texas than nationally (46...
April 2017: Tobacco Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344517/economic-evaluation-of-participatory-learning-and-action-with-women-s-groups-facilitated-by-accredited-social-health-activists-to-improve-birth-outcomes-in-rural-eastern-india
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Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Prasanta Kishore Tripathy, Nirmala Nair, Rajkumar Gope, Shibanand Rath, Audrey Prost
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality remains unacceptably high in many low and middle-income countries, including India. A community mobilisation intervention using participatory learning and action with women's groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) was conducted to improve maternal and newborn health. The intervention was evaluated through a cluster-randomised controlled trial conducted in Jharkhand and Odisha, eastern India. This aims to assess the cost-effectiveness this intervention...
2017: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344333/stressor-exposure-has-prolonged-effects-on-colonic-microbial-community-structure-in-citrobacter-rodentium-challenged-mice
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Jeffrey D Galley, Amy R Mackos, Vanessa A Varaljay, Michael T Bailey
Stressor exposure significantly affects the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota, and exacerbates Citrobacter rodentium-induced inflammation, effects that can be attenuated with probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri. This study assessed the structure of the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota in mice exposed to a social stressor (called social disruption), as well as non-stressed control mice, during challenge with the colonic pathogen C. rodentium. Mice were exposed to the social stressor or home cage control conditions for six consecutive days and all mice were challenged with C...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343372/east-of-the-andes-the-genetic-profile-of-the-peruvian-amazon-populations
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T Di Corcia, C Sanchez Mellado, T J Davila Francia, G Ferri, S Sarno, D Luiselli, O Rickards
OBJECTIVES: Assuming that the differences between the Andes and the Amazon rainforest at environmental and historical levels have influenced the distribution patterns of genes, languages, and cultures, the maternal and paternal genetic reconstruction of the Peruvian Amazon populations was used to test the relationships within and between these two extreme environments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed four Peruvian Amazon communities (Ashaninka, Huambisa, Cashibo, and Shipibo) for both Y chromosome (17 STRs and 8 SNPs) and mtDNA data (control region sequences, two diagnostic sites of the coding region, and one INDEL), and we studied their variability against the rest of South America...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343049/stabilisation-of-spent-mushroom-substrate-for-application-as-a-plant-growth-promoting-organic-amendment
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Fabiana S Paula, Enrico Tatti, Florence Abram, Jude Wilson, Vincent O'Flaherty
Over three million tonnes of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) are produced in Europe every year as a by-product of the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus. The management of SMS has become an increasing challenge for the mushroom production industry, and finding environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for this organic residue is, therefore, highly desirable. Due to its physical properties and nutrient content, SMS has great potential to be employed in agricultural and horticultural sectors, and further contribute to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, such as peat...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342937/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-among-patients-and-their-parents-guardian-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
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Babak Pourakbari, Mahmoud Khodabandeh, Shima Mahmoudi, Farah Sabouni, Alireza Aziz-Ahari, Abbas Bahador, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in the nose appears to play a key role in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection. It is important to investigate the genetic relatedness of S. aureus and MRSA clones in different geographic regions. The aim of this study was to assess the nasal carriage rate of S. aureus, including MRSA strains in both hospitalized children and general adult population (parents/guardian). In addition, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and molecular diversity of S...
March 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342829/effects-of-peer-mentoring-on-self-efficacy-and-hospital-readmission-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Gassaway, Michael L Jones, W Mark Sweatman, Minna Hong, Peter Anziano, Karen DeVault
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of intensive peer mentoring on patient reported outcomes of self-efficacy and unplanned hospital readmissions for persons with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) within the first 6 months after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; SETTING: Non-profit inpatient rehabilitation hospital specializing in care of persons with SCI/D and brain injury PARTICIPANTS: 158 patients admitted to the SCI rehabilitation program whose discharge location was a community setting...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342775/the-cash-and-counseling-model-of-self-directed-long-term-care-effectiveness-with-young-adults-with-disabilities
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Melissa L Harry, Kevin J Mahoney, Ellen K Mahoney, Ce Shen
BACKGROUND: Young adults with disabilities face numerous barriers to independence and achieving markers of adulthood. Qualitative evidence suggests that flexible, self-directed budgets for purchasing home and community-based services might help fill an identified service gap and help improve the transition to adulthood for this group. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cash and Counseling model of self-directed budgets for young adults with long-term care disabilities by analyzing secondary data from the Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation randomized control trial...
March 10, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342682/a-home-program-of-strength-training-movement-strategy-training-and-education-did-not-prevent-falls-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomised-trial
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Meg E Morris, Nicholas F Taylor, Jennifer Watts, Andrew Evans, Malcolm Horne, Peter Kempster, Mary Danoudis, Jennifer J McGinley, Clarissa Martin, Hylton B Menz
QUESTIONS: For people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, does a 6-week, comprehensive, home exercise program reduce falls and disability and improve health-related quality of life? Is the program cost-effective? DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation and assessor blinding. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and thirty-three community-dwelling adults with Parkinson's disease. INTERVENTION: The experimental group completed a 6-week home program comprising progressive resistance strength training, movement strategy training and falls education...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342412/bacterial-community-responses-during-a-possible-co2-leaking-from-sub-seabed-storage-in-marine-polluted-sediments
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Ana R Borrero-Santiago, T Ángel DelValls, M Inmaculada Riba
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a viable option to reduce high concentrations of CO2 and mitigate their negative effects. This option has associated risks such as possible CO2 leakage from the storage sites. So far, negative effects deriving from a CO2 release have been reported for benthic macrofauna in both polluted and nonpolluted sediments. However, bacterial communities has no considered. In this work, risk assessment was carried out in order to evaluate the possible effects in a contaminated area considering bacterial responses (total number of cells, respiring activity, changes in the bacterial community composition and diversity)...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342241/overt-and-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-community-children-in-northwest-china
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Haixia Su, Zhongjun Shao, Zhongshu Pu, Yang Wang, Lei Zhang, Weilu Zhang, Bo Wang, Anhui Wang, Zhaohua Ji, Yongping Yan, Yuhai Zhang
Although a universal newborn hepatitis B (HB) immunization program has been implemented in China, hepatitis B virus (HBV) breakthrough infection, including HB surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive infection and occult HBV infection (OBI), still occurs during infancy or childhood. Obtaining the actual prevalence of HBV infection in general children is important for preventing and controlling the spread of HB. Accordingly, we investigated the prevalence of overt infection and OBI in community children and compared the serological and virological characteristics of OBI and HBsAg-carrier children to clarify the mechanisms related to OBI...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342170/importance-of-stress-response-genes-to-the-survival-of-airborne-escherichia-coli-under-different-levels-of-relative-humidity
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Tsz Wai Ng, Wing Lam Chan, Ka Man Lai
Other than the needs for infection control to investigate the survival and inactivation of airborne bacterial pathogens, there has been a growing interest in exploring bacterial communities in the air and the effect of environmental variables on them. However, the innate biological mechanism influencing the bacterial viability is still unclear. In this study, a mutant-based approach, using Escherichia coli as a model, was used to prove the concept that common stress-response genes are important for airborne survival of bacteria...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341746/leveraging-sequence-based-faecal-microbial-community-survey-data-to-identify-a-composite-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer
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Manasi S Shah, Todd Z DeSantis, Thomas Weinmaier, Paul J McMurdie, Julia L Cope, Adam Altrichter, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Emily B Hollister
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the USA. The faecal microbiome may provide non-invasive biomarkers of CRC and indicate transition in the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Re-analysing raw sequence and metadata from several studies uniformly, we sought to identify a composite and generalisable microbial marker for CRC. DESIGN: Raw 16S rRNA gene sequence data sets from nine studies were processed with two pipelines, (1) QIIME closed reference (QIIME-CR) or (2) a strain-specific method herein termed SS-UP (Strain Select, UPARSE bioinformatics pipeline)...
March 24, 2017: Gut
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