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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447120/case-studies-in-modelling-control-in-food-processes
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J Glassey, A Barone, G A Montague, V Sabou
This chapter discusses the importance of modelling and control in increasing food process efficiency and ensuring product quality. Various approaches to both modelling and control in food processing are set in the context of the specific challenges in this industrial sector and latest developments in each area are discussed. Three industrial case studies are used to demonstrate the benefits of advanced measurement, modelling and control in food processes. The first case study illustrates the use of knowledge elicitation from expert operators in the process for the manufacture of potato chips (French fries) and the consequent improvements in process control to increase the consistency of the resulting product...
April 27, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441947/indicators-of-the-relative-availability-of-healthy-versus-unhealthy-foods-in-supermarkets-a-validation-study
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Stefanie Vandevijvere, Tara Mackenzie, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
BACKGROUND: In-store availability of healthy and unhealthy foods may influence consumer purchases. Methods used to measure food availability, however, vary widely. A simple, valid, and reliable indicator to collect comparable data on in-store food availability is needed. METHODS: Cumulative linear shelf length of and variety within 22 healthy and 28 unhealthy food groups, determined based on a comparison of three nutrient profiling systems, were measured in 15 New Zealand supermarkets...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430725/awareness-regarding-perineal-protection-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-and-episiotomy-among-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents-effects-of-an-educational-workshop
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Anna M Stecher, Jennifer Yeung, Catrina C Crisp, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVES: Appropriate perineal protection may reduce rates of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). We sought to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of obstetrics and gynecology residents concerning perineal protection, OASIS, and episiotomy before and after an educational workshop. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved cross-sectional survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents. Two experts in perineal protection, whose methods have been shown to reduce OASIS by 50%, provided 1 week of education...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425938/the-sodium-content-of-processed-foods-in-south-africa-during-the-introduction-of-mandatory-sodium-limits
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Sanne A E Peters, Elizabeth Dunford, Lisa J Ware, Teresa Harris, Adele Walker, Mariaan Wicks, Tertia van Zyl, Bianca Swanepoel, Karen E Charlton, Mark Woodward, Jacqui Webster, Bruce Neal
BACKGROUND: In June 2016, the Republic of South Africa introduced legislation for mandatory limits for the upper sodium content permitted in a wide range of processed foods. We assessed the sodium levels of packaged foods in South Africa during the one-year period leading up to the mandatory implementation date of the legislation. METHODS: Data on the nutritional composition of packaged foods was obtained from nutrition information panels on food labels through both in-store surveys and crowdsourcing by users of the HealthyFood Switch mobile phone app between June 2015 and August 2016...
April 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421792/micronutrient-supplementation-in-gastric-bypass-surgery-prospective-study-on-in%C3%AF-ammation-and-iron-metabolism-in-premenopausal-women
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Flávia Andréia Marin, Rozangela Verlengia, Alex Harley Crisp, Patrícia Fátima Sousa Novais, Irineu Rasera-Junior, Maria Rita Marques De Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Low-grade chronic inflammation in morbid obesity is associated with impaired iron metabolism. Bariatric surgery is effective in weight loss; however, it can induce specific nutritional deficiencies, such as iron, especially in premenopausal women. Alternatively, after surgery, there is an improvement in systemic inflammation, raising questions concerning the dosages of micronutrient supplementation. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the effect of two micronutrient supplementation schemes before and 6 months after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery on inflammation and iron metabolism in premenopausal women...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421012/moderated-online-social-therapy-a-model-for-reducing-stress-in-carers-of-young-people-diagnosed-with-mental-health-disorders
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John Gleeson, Reeva Lederman, Peter Koval, Greg Wadley, Sarah Bendall, Sue Cotton, Helen Herrman, Kingsley Crisp, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Family members caring for a young person diagnosed with the onset of mental health problems face heightened stress, depression, and social isolation. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of family based interventions, sustaining access to specialist family interventions is a major challenge. The availability of the Internet provides possibilities to expand and sustain access to evidence-based psychoeducation and personal support for family members. In this paper we describe the therapeutic model and the components of our purpose-built moderated online social therapy (MOST) program for families...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405623/bcg-vaccination-induces-hiv-target-cell-activation-in-hiv-exposed-infants-in-a-randomized-trial
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Melanie A Gasper, Anneke C Hesseling, Isaac Mohar, Landon Myer, Tali Azenkot, Jo-Ann S Passmore, Willem Hanekom, Mark F Cotton, I Nicholas Crispe, Donald L Sodora, Heather B Jaspan
BACKGROUND. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is administered at birth to protect infants against tuberculosis throughout Africa, where most perinatal HIV-1 transmission occurs. We examined whether BCG vaccination alters the levels of activated HIV target T cells in HIV-exposed South African infants. METHODS. HIV-exposed infants were randomized to receive routine (at birth) or delayed (at 8 weeks) BCG vaccination. Activated and CCR5-expressing peripheral blood CD4(+) T cell, monocyte, and NK cell frequencies were evaluated by flow cytometry and immune gene expression via PCR using Biomark (Fluidigm)...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392995/a-computer-aided-diagnostic-system-for-kidney-disease
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Farzad Firouzi Jahantigh, Behnam Malmir, Behzad Aslani Avilaq
BACKGROUND: Disease diagnosis is complicated since patients may demonstrate similar symptoms but physician may diagnose different diseases. There are a few number of investigations aimed to create a fuzzy expert system, as a computer aided system for disease diagnosis. METHODS: In this research, a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in a kidney clinic in Tehran, Iran in 2012. Medical diagnosis fuzzy rules applied, and a set of symptoms related to the set of considered diseases defined...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385817/should-we-have-a-royal-commission-on-the-nhs
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Maurice Saatchi, Paul Buchanan, Nigel Crisp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381213/assessing-junk-food-consumption-among-australian-children-trends-and-associated-characteristics-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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S Boylan, L L Hardy, B A Drayton, A Grunseit, S Mihrshahi
BACKGROUND: The ubiquitous supply of junk foods in our food environment has been partly blamed for the increased rates in overweight and obesity. However, consumption of these foods has generally been examined individually perhaps obscuring the true extent of their combined consumption and impact on health. An overall measure of children's junk food consumption may prove useful in the development of child obesity prevention strategies. We describe the development of a children's Junk Food Intake Measure (JFIM) to summarise temporal change in junk food consumption and examine the association between the JFIM and health-related behaviours...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376094/congruent-biogeographical-disjunctions-at-a-continent-wide-scale-quantifying-and-clarifying-the-role-of-biogeographic-barriers-in-the-australian-tropics
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Robert D Edwards, Michael D Crisp, Dianne H Cook, Lyn G Cook
AIM: To test whether novel and previously hypothesized biogeogaphic barriers in the Australian Tropics represent significant disjunction points or hard barriers, or both, to the distribution of plants. LOCATION: Australian tropics: Australian Monsoon Tropics and Australian Wet Tropics. METHODS: The presence or absence of 6,861 plant species was scored across 13 putative biogeographic barriers in the Australian Tropics, including two that have not previously been recognised...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364234/blocking-zebrafish-micrornas-with-morpholinos
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Alex Sutton Flynt, Mahesh Rao, James G Patton
Antisense morpholino oligonucleotides have been commonly used in zebrafish to inhibit mRNA function, either by inhibiting pre-mRNA splicing or by blocking translation initiation. Even with the advent of genome editing by CRISP/Cas9 technology, morpholinos provide a useful and rapid tool to knockdown gene expression. This is especially true when dealing with multiple alleles and large gene families where genetic redundancy can complicate knockout of all family members. miRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that are often encoded in gene families and can display extensive genetic redundancy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352127/insights-from-engraftable-immunodeficient-mouse-models-of-hyperinsulinaemia
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Michelle L Maugham, Patrick B Thomas, Gabrielle J Crisp, Lisa K Philp, Esha T Shah, Adrian C Herington, Chen Chen, Laura S Gregory, Colleen C Nelson, Inge Seim, Penny L Jeffery, Lisa K Chopin
Hyperinsulinaemia, obesity and dyslipidaemia are independent and collective risk factors for many cancers. Here, the long-term effects of a 23% Western high-fat diet (HFD) in two immunodeficient mouse strains (NOD/SCID and Rag1 (-/-)) suitable for engraftment with human-derived tissue xenografts, and the effect of diet-induced hyperinsulinaemia on human prostate cancer cell line xenograft growth, were investigated. Rag1 (-/-)and NOD/SCID HFD-fed mice demonstrated diet-induced impairments in glucose tolerance at 16 and 23 weeks post weaning...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351670/preemptive-analgesia-for-postoperative-hysterectomy-pain-control-systematic-review-and-clinical-practice-guidelines
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REVIEW
Adam C Steinberg, Megan O Schimpf, Amanda B White, Cara Mathews, David R Ellington, Peter Jeppson, Catrina Crisp, Sarit O Aschkenazi, Mamta M Mamik, Ethan M Balk, Miles Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of preemptive analgesia at pain control in women undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy. DATA SOURCES: Eligible studies, published through May 31, 2016, were retrieved through Medline, Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. STUDY ELIGIBILITY: We included randomized controlled trials with the primary outcome of pain control in women receiving a preemptive medication prior to total abdominal hysterectomy...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339105/influence-of-extrusion-cooking-on-in-vitro-digestibility-physical-and-sensory-properties-of-brazilian-pine-seeds-flour-araucaria-angustifolia
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Manoela Estefânea Boff Zortéa-Guidolin, Carlos Wanderlei Piler de Carvalho, Rossana Catie Bueno de Godoy, Ivo Mottin Demiate, Agnes Paula Scheer
Brazilian pine seeds (pinhão) are gluten-free products derived from Araucaria angustifolia. The commercialization of these seeds is essentially associated with a low level of industrialization. In this context, extrusion cooking is a potential alternative for preparing extrudates of pinhão as a food product, which can be easily digested and is ready for human consumption. Brazilian pine seeds flour was processed in a single-screw extruder following a central composite rotatable design. Three factors (independent parameters) were considered: moisture content (14 to 22 g/100 g), screw speed (100 to 250 rpm), and temperature in the 3rd heating zone (120 to 200 °C)...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323614/a-chloroplast-retrograde-signal-3-phosphoadenosine-5-phosphate-acts-as-a-secondary-messenger-in-abscisic-acid-signaling-in-stomatal-closure-and-germination
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Wannarat Pornsiriwong, Gonzalo M Estavillo, Kai Xun Chan, Estee E Tee, Diep Ganguly, Peter A Crisp, Su Yin Phua, Chenchen Zhao, Jiaen Qiu, Jiyoung Park, Miing Tiem Yong, Nazia Nisar, Arun Kumar Yadav, Benjamin Schwessinger, John Rathjen, Christopher I Cazzonelli, Philippa B Wilson, Matthew Gilliham, Zhong-Hua Chen, Barry J Pogson
Organelle-nuclear retrograde signaling regulates gene expression, but its roles in specialized cells and integration with hormonal signaling remain enigmatic. Here we show that the SAL1-PAP (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'- phosphate) retrograde pathway interacts with abscisic acid (ABA) signaling to regulate stomatal closure and seed germination in Arabidopsis. Genetically or exogenously manipulating PAP bypasses the canonical signaling components ABA Insensitive 1 (ABI1) and Open Stomata 1 (OST1); priming an alternative pathway that restores ABA-responsive gene expression, ROS bursts, ion channel function, stomatal closure and drought tolerance in ost1-2...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321323/total-kidney-volume-as-a-biomarker-of-disease-progression-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#17
REVIEW
Navdeep Tangri, Ingrid Hougen, Ahsan Alam, Ronald Perrone, Phil McFarlane, York Pei
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of kidney cysts and kidney enlargement, which progresses to kidney failure by the fifth to seventh decade of life in a majority of patients. Disease progression is evaluated primarily through serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) measurements; however, it is known that serum creatinine and eGFR values typically do not change until the fourth or fifth decade of life...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317783/heat-induced-formation-of-mepiquat-by-decarboxylation-of-pipecolic-acid-and-its-betaine-derivative-part-2-natural-formation-in-cooked-vegetables-and-selected-food-products
#18
Yuan Yuan, Adrienne Tarres, Thomas Bessaire, Wilhelm Rademacher, Richard H Stadler, Thierry Delatour
Mepiquat (N,N-dimethylpiperidinium) is a plant growth regulator registered for use as its chloride salt in many countries on cereals and other crops. Recent model system studies have shown that natural chemicals present in crop plants, such as pipecolic acid and pipecolic acid betaine, may furnish mepiquat through different chemical pathways, when subjected to temperatures in the range of 200°C. In this study, we cooked raw vegetables that did not contain mepiquat to a palatable state using different traditional cooking methods, and detected mepiquat in 9 out of 11 oven-cooked vegetables, reaching up to 189μg/kg dry wt in oven-cooked broccoli...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306573/redefining-progressive-encephalomyelitis-with-rigidity-and-myoclonus-after-the-discovery-of-antibodies-to-glycine-receptors
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Sarah J Crisp, Bettina Balint, Angela Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the recent discovery of antibodies to glycine receptor (GlyR-Ab) and discusses the relationship between these antibodies and neurological disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the initial description in 2008 of antibodies to glycine receptors (GlyR-Abs) in a patient with progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM), these antibodies have been found in PERM and in some patients with a variety of stiff person spectrum (SPS) or related disorders...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286910/the-molecular-mechanism-underlying-anthocyanin-metabolism-in-apple-using-the-mdmyb16-and-mdbhlh33-genes
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Haifeng Xu, Nan Wang, Jingxuan Liu, Changzhi Qu, Yicheng Wang, Shenghui Jiang, Ninglin Lu, Deyun Wang, Zongying Zhang, Xuesen Chen
MdMYB16 forms homodimers and directly inhibits anthocyanin synthesis via its C-terminal EAR repressor. It weakened the inhibitory effect of MdMYB16 on anthocyanin synthesis when overexpressing MdbHLH33 in callus overexpressing MdMYB16. MdMYB16 could interact with MdbHLH33. Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants that play a key role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The germplasm of Malus sieversii f. neidzwetzkyana is important for the study of anthocyanin metabolism. To date, only limited studies have examined the negative regulatory mechanisms underlying anthocyanin synthesis in apple...
March 12, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
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