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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196480/genome-wide-detection-of-genetic-markers-associated-with-growth-and-fatness-in-four-pig-populations-using-four-approaches
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Yuanmei Guo, Yixuan Huang, Lijuan Hou, Junwu Ma, Congying Chen, Huashui Ai, Lusheng Huang, Jun Ren
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extensively used to identify genomic regions associated with a variety of phenotypic traits in pigs. Until now, most GWAS have explored single-trait association models. Here, we conducted both single- and multi-trait GWAS and a meta-analysis for nine fatness and growth traits on 2004 pigs from four diverse populations, including a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 intercross population and Chinese Sutai, Laiwu and Erhualian populations...
February 14, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196018/pancreatic-cancer-incidence-and-lethality-rates-in-brazil-an-ecological-study
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Lucila M Perrotta de Souza, Jessica P L Moreira, Homero S Fogaça, Ronir R Luiz, Heitor S de Souza
OBJECTIVES: To describe incidence and lethality time trends rates of pancreatic cancer (PC) in Brazil. METHODS: Data from Brazilian Health National Public System (SUS) were retrospectively collected with regard to PC from January 2005 to December 2012. Pancreatic cancer incidence and lethality rates were estimated from SUS hospitalizations and in-hospital PC deaths and adjusted to total available hospital beds. RESULTS: From 2005 to 2012, a total of 36,332 admissions for PC were registered in Brazil...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192039/endemic-infection-of-stranded-southern-sea-otters-enhydra-lutris-nereis-with-novel-parvovirus-polyomavirus-and-adenovirus
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Juliana D Siqueira, Terry Ng, Melissa Miller, Linlin Li, Xutao Deng, Erin Dodd, Francesca Batac, Eric Delwart
Over the past century, the southern sea otter (SSO; Enhydra lutris nereis) population has been slowly recovering from near extinction due to overharvest. The SSO is a threatened species under federal law and a fully protected species under California law. Through a multiagency collaborative program, stranded animals are rehabilitated and released, while deceased animals are necropsied and tissues are cryopreserved to facilitate scientific study. Here, we processed archival tissues to enrich particle-associated viral nucleic acids, which we randomly amplified and deeply sequenced to identify viral genomes through sequence similarities...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179215/mixed-methods-analysis-of-factors-impacting-use-of-a-postoperative-mhealth-app
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Aaron R Scott, Elizabeth A Alore, Aanand D Naik, David H Berger, James W Suliburk
BACKGROUND: Limited communication and care coordination following discharge from hospitals may contribute to surgical complications. Smartphone apps offer a novel mechanism for communication and care coordination. However, factors which may affect patient app use in a postoperative, at-home setting are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) gauge interest in smartphone app use among patients after colorectal surgery and (2) better understand factors affecting patient app use in a postoperative, at-home setting...
February 8, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177056/social-representations-of-the-health-care-of-the-mby%C3%A3-guarani-indigenous-population-by-health-workers
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Mirian Benites Falkenberg, Helena Eri Shimizu, Ximena Pamela Díaz Bermudez
Objective: to analyze the social representations of health care of the Mbyá-Guarani ethnic group by multidisciplinary teams from the Special Indigenous Health District in the south coast of Rio Grande do Sul state (Distrito Sanitário Especial Indígena Litoral Sul do Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil. Method: a qualitative method based on the theory of social representations was used. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews with 20 health workers and by participant observation...
February 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168857/trends-in-breast-cancer-surgery-at-brazil-s-public-health-system
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Ruffo Freitas-Júnior, Debora Melo Gagliato, João Wesley Cabral Moura Filho, Pollyana Alves Gouveia, Rosemar Macedo Sousa Rahal, Régis Resende Paulinelli, Luis Fernando Pádua Oliveira, Paola Ferreira Freitas, Edesio Martins, Cicero Urban, Clécio Ênio Murta Lucena
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze time trend patterns in Breast Cancer (BC) surgeries performed at Brazil's Public Health System, known as SUS from 2008 to 2014. METHODS: Ecological study of time series, based on the database system from SUS. Information on surgical procedures performed for BC treatment was collected. Analysis of the absolute number of surgeries was performed using Poisson Regression through Jointpoint Regression, and the trends were calculated through the annual percentage change (APC), with a confidence interval (CI) of 95%, and statistical significance when P < 0...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168758/crystal-structure-of-tbc1d15-gtpase-activating-protein-gap-domain-and-its-activity-on-rab-gtpases
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Yan-Na Chen, Xin Gu, X Edward Zhou, Weidong Wang, Dandan Cheng, Yinghua Ge, Fei Ye, H Eric Xu, Zhengbing Lv
TBC1D15 belongs to the TBC (Tre-2/Bub2/Cdc16) domain family and functions as a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for Rab GTPases. So far, the structure of TBC1D15 or the TBC1D15·Rab complex has not been determined, thus, its catalytic mechanism on Rab GTPases is still unclear. In this study, we solved the crystal structures of the Shark and Sus TBC1D15 GAP domains, to 2.8 Å and 2.5 Å resolution, respectively. Shark-TBC1D15 and Sus-TBC1D15 belong to the same subfamily of TBC domain-containing proteins, and their GAP-domain structures are highly similar...
February 7, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167496/a-maternal-western-diet-during-gestation-and-lactation-modifies-offspring-s-microbiota-activity-blood-lipid-levels-cognitive-responses-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-yucatan-pigs
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David Val-Laillet, Marie Besson, Sylvie Guérin, Nicolas Coquery, Gwénaëlle Randuineau, Ameni Kanzari, Hélène Quesnel, Nathalie Bonhomme, J Elizabeth Bolhuis, Bas Kemp, Sophie Blat, Isabelle Le Huërou-Luron, Caroline Clouard
A suboptimal early nutritional environment (i.e., excess of energy, sugar, and fat intake) can increase susceptibility to diseases and neurocognitive disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate in nonobese Yucatan minipigs (Sus scrofa) the impact of maternal diet [standard (SD) vs. Western (WD) diet] during gestation and 25 d of lactation on milk composition, blood metabolism, and microbiota activity of sows (n = 17) and their piglets (n = 65), and on spatial cognition (n = 51), hippocampal plasticity (n = 17), and food preferences/motivation (n = 51) in the progeny...
February 6, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163177/venous-shunt-versus-venous-ligation-for-vascular-damage-control-the-immuno-histochemical-evidence
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Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira Góes Junior, Simone de Campos Vieira Abib, Maria Teresa de Seixas Alves, Paulo Sérgio Venerando da Silva Ferreira, Mariseth Carvalho de Andrade
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the expression of immuno-histochemical markers of tissue ischemia (iNOS, eNOS and HSP70) in a vascular damage control experimental model in order to determine if a venous temporary vascular shunt insertion leads to a better limb perfusion when compared to the ligature of the injured vein. METHODS: Experimental study in male Sus Scrofa weighting 40 Kg. Animals were distributed into 5 groups: group 1 animals were submitted to right external iliac artery (EIA) shunting and right external iliac vein (EIV) ligation; group 2 animals were submitted to right EIA shunting and right EIV shunting; group 3 animals were submitted to right EIV ligation; group 4 animals were submitted to right EIV shunting; group 5 animals were not submitted to vascular shunting nor venous ligation...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155649/ceph-x-development-and-evaluation-of-2d-cephalometric-system
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Mogeeb Ahmed Ahmed Mosleh, Mohd Sapiyan Baba, Sorayya Malek, Rasheed A Almaktari
BACKGROUND: Cephalometric analysis and measurements of skull parameters using X-Ray images plays an important role in predicating and monitoring orthodontic treatment. Manual analysis and measurements of cephalometric is considered tedious, time consuming, and subjected to human errors. Several cephalometric systems have been developed to automate the cephalometric procedure; however, no clear insights have been reported about reliability, performance, and usability of those systems. This study utilizes some techniques to evaluate reliability, performance, and usability metric using SUS methods of the developed cephalometric system which has not been reported in previous studies...
December 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154966/reproductive-allocation-in-pulsed-resource-environments-a-comparative-study-in-two-populations-of-wild-boar
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Marlène Gamelon, Stefano Focardi, Eric Baubet, Serge Brandt, Barbara Franzetti, Francesca Ronchi, Samuel Venner, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Jean-Michel Gaillard
Pulsed resources influence the demography and evolution of consumer populations and, by cascading effect, the dynamics of the entire community. Mast seeding provides a case study for exploring the evolution of life history traits of consumers in fluctuating environments. Wild boar (Sus scrofa) population dynamics is related to seed availability (acorns/beechnuts). From a long-term monitoring of two populations subjected to markedly different environmental contexts (i.e., both low vs. high frequency of pulsed resources and low vs...
February 3, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150172/overexpression-of-the-ascorbate-peroxidase-gene-from-eggplant-and-sponge-gourd-enhances-flood-tolerance-in-transgenic-arabidopsis
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Chih-Ming Chiang, Chiu-Chen Chen, Shi-Peng Chen, Kuan-Hung Lin, Li-Ru Chen, Yu-Huei Su, His-Cheng Yen
Previously, we found that the flood resistance of eggplant (Solanum melongena) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) enhanced ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activity under flooding, and consequently, both the SmAPX and LcAPX genes were cloned. In this study, the SmAPX and LcAPX genes were transferred under a ubiquitin promoter to Arabidopsis (At) via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The expression and amount of APX and APX activities of the SmAPX and LcAPX transgenic lines were significantly higher than those of non-transgenic (NT) plants under a waterlogged condition...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148907/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-hunted-wild-boars-sus-scrofa-from-southeastern-france
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Cedric Roqueplo, Radu Blaga, Marie Jean-Lou, Isabelle Vallee, Bernard Davoust
Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle et Manceaux, 1908) is an obligate intracellular, parasitic protozoan within the phylum Apicomplexa that causes toxoplasmosis in mammalian hosts (including humans) and birds. Since meat of wild boar, Sus scrofa (Linnaeus), has been demonstrated to be a potential source of human infection, a careful evaluation of the prevalence of infection with T. gondii in hunted animals is needed to protect public health. In the Var area in southeastern France, we performed a spatio-temporal survey in order to investigate the prevalence of IgG antibodies in wild boars shot by hunters in the Canjuers military camp during two subsequent hunting seasons...
January 25, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146182/confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-appraisal-of-self-care-agency-scale-revised
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Thaís Santos Guerra Stacciarini, Ana Emilia Pace
Objective: to analyze the factor structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale-Revised (ASAS-R), adapted for Brazil. Method: methodological study conducted with 150 individuals with diabetes mellitus cared for by the Family Health Strategy, most of whom are elderly with low educational levels. The test of the hypothesis concerning the confirmatory factor composition of the ASAS-R was performed using latent variables structural equations. Results: the model's goodness-of-fit indexes were satisfactory (χ2 = 259...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146180/perceptional-gaps-among-women-husbands-and-family-members-about-intentions-for-birthplace-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yoko Shimpuku, Frida Elikana Madeni, Shigeko Horiuchi, Sebalda Charles Leshabari
Objective: women are more likely to give birth at a health facility when their families agree with the birthplace. However, in rural areas of Tanzania, women are often marginalized from decision-making. This study predicted birthplace intention and identified factors to reduce perceptional gaps among pregnant women, husbands and family members. Method: explanatory cross-sectional survey was conducted in three villages in North Eastern Tanzania. Participants were 138 pregnant women and their families who answered the Birth Intention Questionnaire (BIQ), measuring knowledge, attitude, perceived behavioral control, subjective norms and intention for birthplace...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146178/universal-health-coverage-through-community-nursing-services-china-vs-hong-kong
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Wai Yee Chan, Ita M Fung, Eric Chan
Objective: this article looks at how the development of community nursing services in China and Hong Kong can enhance universal health coverage. Methods: literature and data review have been utilized in this study. Results: nursing services have evolved much since the beginning of the nursing profession. The development of community nursing services has expanded the scope of nursing services to those in need of, not just hospital-level nursing care, but more holistic care to improve health and quality of life...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146177/advanced-practice-nursing-a-strategy-for-achieving-universal-health-coverage-and-universal-access-to-health
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Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Ruta Valaitis, Ruth Martin-Misener, Faith Donald, Laura Morán Peña, Linda Brousseau
Objective: to examine advanced practice nursing (APN) roles internationally to inform role development in Latin America and the Caribbean to support universal health coverage and universal access to health. Method: we examined literature related to APN roles, their global deployment, and APN effectiveness in relation to universal health coverage and access to health. Results: given evidence of their effectiveness in many countries, APN roles are ideally suited as part of a primary health care workforce strategy in Latin America to enhance universal health coverage and access to health...
January 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146175/-the-impact-of-the-type-of-hospital-and-delivery-on-the-gestational-age-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-city-2013-2014
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Priscila Ribeiro Raspantini, Marina Jorge de Miranda, Zilda Pereira da Silva, Gizelton Pereira Alencar, Simone Grilo Diniz, Marcia Furquim de Almeida
Introduction: There was a left-shift on the distribution curve of gestational age (GA) and a reduction of the proportion of live births of 40 weeks, when compared to the expected standard in many countries. Objective: To study the distribution of gestational age births in São Paulo city (SP) and its relationship with the type of hospital and delivery. Methods: Data were extracted from Live Birth Information System (SINASC) linked to the National Database of Health Establishments (CNES) in 2013 and 2014...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146165/quality-and-completeness-improvement-of-the-population-based-cancer-registry-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-linkage-technique-use
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Stela Verzinhasse Peres, Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira Latorre, Luana Fiengo Tanaka, Fernanda Alessandra Silva Michels, Monica La Porte Teixeira, Claudia Medina Coeli, Márcia Furquim de Almeida
Objective: The aim of this study was to improve the quality of information and data completeness through probabilistic and deterministic record linkage between Population-based Cancer Registry of São Paulo (PBCR-SP) for incident cancer cases, death database and drugs/medical procedures database. Methods: We used the database of the PBCRP-SP composed of 343,306 incident cancer cases in the municipality of São Paulo in the period between 1997 and 2005 with ages raging from under 1 to 106 years old, from both sexes...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146046/brazilian-specialists-perspectives-on-the-patient-referral-process
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Carmen Juliani, Maura MacPhee, Wilza Spiri
Since 1988, healthcare has been considered a citizen's right in Brazil. The Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), has undergone development and expansion to ensure universal health coverage for the Brazilian public, the world's fifth largest population. The coordination of effective communications between primary care physicians, specialists and patients is a significant challenge, particularly the referral process. Our study objective was to understand the facilitators and barriers associated with referral process communications between primary care physicians and regional university hospital specialists in the State of Sao Paulo...
January 29, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
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