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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340548/the-relation-among-the-physical-activity-level-during-leisure-time-anthropometry-body-composition-and-physical-fitness-of-women-underwent-of-bariatric-surgery-and-an-equivalent-group-with-no-surgery
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Caio Machado de Oliveira Terra, Caroline Ferraz Simões, Anselmo Alexandre Mendes, Ronano Pereira Oliveira, Rafaela Pilegi Dada, Victor Hugo de Souza Mendes, João Carlos Locateli, Nelson Nardo-Junior
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an alternative to the obesity treatment. AIM: To compare anthropometric variables such as body composition and physical fitness of those who performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. METHODS: Were evaluated 108 women. They were subdivided in three groups: those who performed the bariatric surgery by private health insurance (SAS, n=36); by the public health care (SUS, n=36), and an equivalent group which did not perform the surgery (NO, n=36)...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340234/achilles-heel-of-a-powerful-invader-restrictions-on-distribution-and-disappearance-of-feral-pigs-from-a-protected-area-in-northern-pantanal-western-brazil
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Jose L P Cordeiro, Gabriel S Hofmann, Carlos Fonseca, Luiz Flamarion B Oliveira
This paper focuses on a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and in an adjacent traditional private cattle ranch. In 1998, feral pigs were abundant and widely distributed in the PRNH. However, the feral pigs gradually disappeared from the area and currently, the absence of pigs in the PRNH contrasts with the adjacent cattle ranch where the species is abundant...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338841/the-starch-utilization-system-assembles-around-stationary-starch-binding-proteins
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Hannah H Tuson, Matthew H Foley, Nicole M Koropatkin, Julie S Biteen
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (Bt) is a prominent member of the human gut microbiota with an extensive capacity for glycan harvest. This bacterium expresses a five-protein complex in the outer membrane, called the starch utilization system (Sus), which binds, degrades, and imports starch into the cell. Sus is a model system for the many glycan-targeting polysaccharide utilization loci found in Bt and other members of the Bacteroidetes phylum. Our previous work has shown that SusG, a lipidated amylase in the outer membrane, explores the entire cell surface but diffuses more slowly as it interacts with starch...
January 12, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335235/va-fitheart-a-mobile-app-for-cardiac-rehabilitation-usability-study
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Alexis L Beatty, Sara L Magnusson, John C Fortney, George G Sayre, Mary A Whooley
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves outcomes for patients with ischemic heart disease or heart failure but is underused. New strategies to improve access to and engagement in CR are needed. There is considerable interest in technology-facilitated home CR. However, little is known about patient acceptance and use of mobile technology for CR. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a mobile app for technology-facilitated home CR and seek to determine its usability...
January 15, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334230/dna-methylation-changes-and-evolution-of-rna-based-duplication-in-sus-scrofa-based-on-a-two-step-strategy
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Chengchi Fang, Cheng Zou, Yuhua Fu, Jingxuan Li, Yao Li, Yunlong Ma, Shuhong Zhao, Changchun Li
AIM: This study aims to couple DNA methylation changes and evolution of retrogenes. MATERIALS & METHODS: A new two-step strategy was developed to screen retrogenes. Further, reduced representation bisulfite sequencing and RNA-seq data of eight tissues were used to analyze retrogenes. RESULTS: A total of 964 retrocopies were identified and new retrocopies were available for the synthesis of glycans and lipids corresponding to pig phenotypic traits...
January 15, 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329857/meat-species-identification-using-dna-luminol-interaction-and-their-slow-diffusion-onto-the-biochip-surface
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Nura Fazira Noor Azam, Sharmili Roy, Syazana Abdullah Lim, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Recently, there has been a growing concern of consumers on the authenticity of food ingredients including adulteration with porcine and/or its derivatives. Therefore, this work reports on the development of a novel, simple, sensitive and rapid luminol-based electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technique for Sus scrofa (Porcine) DNA detection. Porcine DNA was firstly amplified using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method and subsequently added to luminol solution for further ECL analysis for quantification...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327815/no-impact-of-pre-existing-cardiovascular-disease-on-prescribing-patterns-of-sulphonylureas-in-denmark-a-registry-based-nationwide-study
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Malin Nilsson, Jørgen Rungby, Nathan Lassota, Andreas Daugaard Jørgensen, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
Uncertainty exists regarding cardiovascular (CV) safety of sulphonylureas (SUs) as reflected in package labels and treatment guidelines. This study evaluated clinical treatment practice for SUs by analysing prescription patterns for SUs relative to patient history of CV disease (CVD). Patients in Denmark initiating treatment with SU or other anti-hyperglycaemic drugs during 2006-2012 were retrospectively identified using national health registries. Pre-existing (previous 12 years) overall CVD, coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) were subsequently identified...
January 12, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325989/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-important-roles-of-alpha-5-collagen-and-atp5%C3%AE-during-skin-ulceration-syndrome-progression-of-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
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Zelong Zhao, Jingwei Jiang, Yongjia Pan, Hongjuan Sun, Xiaoyan Guan, Shan Gao, Zhong Chen, Ying Dong, Zunchun Zhou
Apostichopus japonicus is one of the most important aquaculture species in China. Skin ulceration syndrome (SUS) of sea cucumber is a common and serious disease affected the development of A. japonicus culture industry. To better understand the response mechanisms of A. japonicus during SUS progression, the protein variations in the body wall of A. japonicus at different stages of SUS were investigated by a comparative proteomic approach based on isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification. A total of 1449 proteins were identified from the samples at different SUS stages...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324349/organic-staining-on-bone-from-exposure-to-wood-and-other-plant-materials
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Corey R Pollock, James T Pokines, Jonathan D Bethard
Determining the depositional environment and the postmortem alterations to a set of remains are necessary aspects of a forensic investigation to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of an individual. The present study examines organic staining as a method for reconstructing the depositional environment of skeletal remains and the taphonomic agents with which they came into contact. Organic staining results largely from tannins leaching from plant materials and therefore can be seen on bone deposited in wooden coffin environments or on terrestrial surfaces...
December 21, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322645/faecal-escherichia-coli-as-biological-indicator-of-spatial-interaction-between-domestic-pigs-and-wild-boar-sus-scrofa-in-corsica
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S A Barth, S Blome, D Cornelis, J Pietschmann, M Laval, O Maestrini, L Geue, F Charrier, E Etter, C Menge, M Beer, F Jori
On the Mediterranean island of Corsica, cohabitation between sympatric domestic pigs and Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) is common and widespread and can facilitate the maintenance and dissemination of several pathogens detrimental for the pig industry or human health. In this study, we monitored a population of free-ranging domestic pigs reared in extensive conditions within a 800-ha property located in Central Corsica which was frequently visited by a sympatric population of wild boar between 2013 and 2015...
January 10, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321905/detection-and-persistence-of-environmental-dna-from-an-invasive-terrestrial-mammal
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Kelly E Williams, Kathryn P Huyvaert, Kurt C Vercauteren, Amy J Davis, Antoinette J Piaggio
Invasive Sus scrofa, a species commonly referred to as wild pig or feral swine, is a destructive invasive species with a rapidly expanding distribution across the United States. We used artificial wallows and small waterers to determine the minimum amount of time needed for pig eDNA to accumulate in the water source to a detectable level. We removed water from the artificial wallows and tested eDNA detection over the course of 2 weeks to understand eDNA persistence. We show that our method is sensitive enough to detect very low quantities of eDNA shed by a terrestrial mammal that has limited interaction with water...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321862/assessing-the-utility-of-metabarcoding-for-diet-analyses-of-the-omnivorous-wild-pig-sus-scrofa
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Michael S Robeson, Kamil Khanipov, George Golovko, Samantha M Wisely, Michael D White, Michael Bodenchuck, Timothy J Smyser, Yuriy Fofanov, Noah Fierer, Antoinette J Piaggio
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species descended from both domestic swine and Eurasian wild boar that was introduced to North America during the early 1500s. Wild pigs have since become the most abundant free-ranging exotic ungulate in the United States. Large and ever-increasing populations of wild pigs negatively impact agriculture, sport hunting, and native ecosystems with costs estimated to exceed $1.5 billion/year within the United States. Wild pigs are recognized as generalist feeders, able to exploit a broad array of locally available food resources, yet their feeding behaviors remain poorly understood as partially digested material is often unidentifiable through traditional stomach content analyses...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319013/intraoperative-cardiovascular-response-of-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-versus-laparoscopy-a-comparative-animal-study
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Stefan Patrascu, Catalin Andu Copaescu, Valeriu Surlin, Sandu Ramboiu, Alice Nicoleta Dragoescu, Sorin Stanilescu, Dan Cristian, Bogdan Silviu Ungureanu, Daniela Elena Burtea, Ana Maria Patrascu, Florin Turcu, Adrian Saftoiu
BACKGROUND: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) emerged as a new alternative method in minimally invasive techniques. Although a very small number of studies have compared the physiologic response in NOTES to laparoscopy, the results remain controversial. AIM: This experimental animal study aims to evaluate the intraoperative cardiovascular and respiratory effects of pure transluminal natural orifice surgery and conventional laparoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) equally divided into two study groups were assigned to either pure natural orifice transluminal endoscopic techniques (Group 1) or conventional laparoscopic surgery (Group 2) and monitored intraoperatively in terms of heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and O2saturation (SpO2) for 1 h...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316689/annual-direct-medical-costs-of-diabetic-foot-disease-in-brazil-a-cost-of-illness-study
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Cristiana M Toscano, Tatiana H Sugita, Michelle Q M Rosa, Hermelinda C Pedrosa, Roger Dos S Rosa, Luciana R Bahia
The aim of this study was to estimate the annual costs for the treatment of diabetic foot disease (DFD) in Brazil. We conducted a cost-of-illness study of DFD in 2014, while considering the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS) perspective. Direct medical costs of outpatient management and inpatient care were considered. For outpatient costs, a panel of experts was convened from which utilization of healthcare services for the management of DFD was obtained. When considering the range of syndromes included in the DFD spectrum, we developed four well-defined hypothetical DFD cases: (1) peripheral neuropathy without ulcer, (2) non-infected foot ulcer, (3) infected foot ulcer, and (4) clinical management of amputated patients...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302255/species-specific-antiviral-activity-of-porcine-interferon-%C3%AE-8-ifn%C3%AE-8
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Eunhye Kim, Hyunjhung Jhun, Joohee Kim, Unjoo Park, Seunghyun Jo, Areum Kwak, Sinae Kim, Tam T Nguyen, Yongsun Kang, Insoo Choi, Joongbok Lee, Heijun Kim, Younghyun Kim, Siyoung Lee, Soohyun Kim
Interferons (IFNs) have been known as antiviral genes and they are classified by type 1, type 2, and type 3 IFN. The type 1 IFN consists of IFNα, IFNβ, IFNτ, and IFNω whereas the type 2 IFN consists of only IFNγ, which is a key cytokine driving T helper cell type 1 immunity. IFNλ belongs to the type 3 IFN, which is also known as IL-28 and IL-29 possessing antiviral activities. Type 1 IFN is produced by viral infection whereas type 2 IFN is induced by mitogenic or antigenic T-cell stimuli. The IFNτ of bovine was first discovered in an ungulate ruminant recognition hormone...
December 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300736/evaluating-authentication-options-for-mobile-health-applications-in-younger-and-older-adults
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Kelly Grindrod, Hassan Khan, Urs Hengartner, Stephanie Ong, Alexander G Logan, Daniel Vogel, Robert Gebotys, Jilan Yang
OBJECTIVE: Apps promoting patient self-management may improve health outcomes. However, methods to secure stored information on mobile devices may adversely affect usability. We tested the reliability and usability of common user authentication techniques in younger and older adults. METHODOLOGY: Usability testing was conducted in two age groups, 18 to 30 years and 50 years and older. After completing a demographic questionnaire, each participant tested four authentication options in random order: four-digit personal identification number (PIN), graphical password (GRAPHICAL), Android pattern-lock (PATTERN), and a swipe-style Android fingerprint scanner (FINGERPRINT)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298675/root-lodging-is-a-physical-stress-that-changes-gene-expression-from-sucrose-accumulation-to-degradation-in-sorghum
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Hiroshi Mizuno, Shigemitsu Kasuga, Hiroyuki Kawahigashi
BACKGROUND: Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) is used as a raw material for biofuels because it accumulates sugars at high levels in the stem. Lodging of sorghum occurs when the soil is wet and very high winds blow across the field. In root lodging, the roots are pulled loose from the soil, causing the plant to fall over. Lodging reduces the yield of nonstructural carbohydrates. It is not yet clear which genes show changes in expression when sorghum falls over. We compared whole-gene expression in the mature stems of intact and lodged sorghum plants, with a focus on comparisons from the perspective of differences in sugar accumulation or degradation...
January 3, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285888/presence-of-torque-teno-sus-virus-1-and-2-in-porcine-circovirus-3-positive-pigs
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S Zheng, J Shi, X Wu, Z Peng, C Xin, L Zhang, Y Liu, M Gao, S Xu, H Han, J Yu, W Sun, X Cong, J Li, J Wang
In this study, the co-infection of Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) and porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) was reported. One hundred and ten of 132 (83.3%) PCV3-positive samples were co-infected with Torque teno sus virus 1 (TTSuV1). Ninety-four of 132 (71.2%) PCV3-positive samples were co-infected with Torque teno sus virus 2 (TTSuV2). Sixty-six of 132 (50.0%) of PCV3-positive samples were co-infected with both TTSuV1 and TTSuV2. There were no clinical signs of infection in pigs that were both PCV3-positive and PCV2-negative, in either multiparous sows or live-born infants...
December 28, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277719/miniature-pig-model-of-human-adolescent-brain-white-matter-development
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Meghann C Ryan, Paul Sherman, Laura M Rowland, S Andrea Wijtenburg, Ashley Acheson, Els Fieremans, Jelle Veraart, Dmitry Novikov, L Elliot Hong, John Sladky, P Dana Peralta, Peter Kochunov, Stephen A McGuire
BACKGROUND: Neuroscience research in brain development and disorders can benefit from an in vivo animal model that portrays normal white matter (WM) development trajectories and has a sufficiently large cerebrum for imaging with human MRI scanners and protocols. NEW METHOD: Twelve three-month-old Sinclair™ miniature pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) were longitudinally evaluated during adolescent development using advanced diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) focused on cerebral WM...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273364/establishment-of-laparoscopic-live-donor-nephrectomy-in-a-porcine-model-techniques-and-outcomes-in-44-pigs
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Mark E Newman, Gabrielle C Musk, Bulang He
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy has replaced open donor nephrectomy in most patients due to numerous benefits. A live animal model is required to equip surgeons with the necessary skills to perform such a procedure with minimal risk of complications. The aim of this study was to establish the technique for laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy in a porcine (Sus scrofa) model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of the university...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
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