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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231549/assessing-allergenicity-in-urban-parks-a-nature-based-solution-to-reduce-the-impact-on-public-health
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Paloma Cariñanos, Manuel Casares-Porcel, Consuelo Díaz de la Guardia, María Jesús Aira, Jordina Belmonte, Marzia Boi, Belén Elvira-Rendueles, Concepción De Linares, Santiago Fernández-Rodriguez, José María Maya-Manzano, Rosa Pérez-Badía, David Rodriguez-de la Cruz, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Rajo, Jesús Rojo-Úbeda, Carlos Romero-Zarco, Estefanía Sánchez-Reyes, José Sánchez-Sánchez, Rafael Tormo-Molina, Ana Mª Vega Maray
Urban parks play a key role in the provision of ecosystem services, actively participating in improving the quality of life and welfare of local residents. This paper reports on the application of an index designed to quantify the allergenicity of urban parks in a number of Spanish cities. The index, which records biological and biometric parameters for the tree species growing there, classifies parks in terms of the risk they pose for allergy sufferers, graded as null, low, moderate or high. In this initial phase, the index was applied to 26 green areas in 24 Spanish cities; green areas varied in type (urban park, historical or modern garden, boulevard, square or urban forest), size 1-100 ha), geographical location, species richness, number of trees and tree density (number of trees / ha...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231435/impact-of-a-competition-with-two-consecutive-matches-in-a-day-on-physical-performance-in-young-tennis-players
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Cesar Gallo-Salazar, Juan Del Coso, David Barbado, Alejandro Lopez-Valenciano, Francisco Javier Santos-Rosa, David Sanz-Rivas, Manuel Moya, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of playing two tennis matches on the same day on physical performance in young tennis players. Twelve well-trained young tennis players took part in a simulated tennis competition consisting of two tennis matches on the same day (morning and afternoon sessions). Before and the day after the competition, physical performance was measured using a battery of countermovement jumps (CMJ), a 10-m sprint, the 5-0-5 agility test, hip, grip and shoulder maximal isometric strength, shoulder range of motion (ROM) and a serve velocity test...
February 23, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231283/rapid-evolution-of-distinct-helicobacter-pylori-subpopulations-in-the-americas
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Kaisa Thorell, Koji Yahara, Elvire Berthenet, Daniel J Lawson, Jane Mikhail, Ikuko Kato, Alfonso Mendez, Cosmeri Rizzato, María Mercedes Bravo, Rumiko Suzuki, Yoshio Yamaoka, Javier Torres, Samuel K Sheppard, Daniel Falush
For the last 500 years, the Americas have been a melting pot both for genetically diverse humans and for the pathogenic and commensal organisms associated with them. One such organism is the stomach-dwelling bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is highly prevalent in Latin America where it is a major current public health challenge because of its strong association with gastric cancer. By analyzing the genome sequence of H. pylori isolated in North, Central and South America, we found evidence for admixture between H...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231082/rheometric-non-isothermal-gelatinization-kinetics-of-chickpea-flour-based-gluten-free-muf%C3%AF-n-batters-with-added-biopolymers
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María Dolores Alvarez, Francisco Javier Cuesta, Beatriz Herranz, Wenceslao Canet
An attempt was made to analyze the elastic modulus (G0) of chickpea flour (CF)-based muffin batters made with CF alone and with added biopolymers (whey protein (WP), xanthan gum (XG), inulin (INL), and their blends) in order to evaluate their suitability to be a wheat flour (WF) substitute in muffins, and to model the heat-induced gelatinization of batters under non-isothermal heating condition from 25 ◦C to 90 ◦C. A rheological approach is proposed to determine the kinetic parameters (reaction order (n), frequency factor (k0), and activation energy (Ea)) using linearly-increasing temperature...
January 2, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230789/fungal-ribotoxins-a-review-of-potential-biotechnological-applications
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Miriam Olombrada, Rodrigo Lázaro-Gorines, Juan C López-Rodríguez, Álvaro Martínez-Del-Pozo, Mercedes Oñaderra, Moisés Maestro-López, Javier Lacadena, José G Gavilanes, Lucía García-Ortega
Fungi establish a complex network of biological interactions with other organisms in nature. In many cases, these involve the production of toxins for survival or colonization purposes. Among these toxins, ribotoxins stand out as promising candidates for their use in biotechnological applications. They constitute a group of highly specific extracellular ribonucleases that target a universally conserved sequence of RNA in the ribosome, the sarcin-ricin loop. The detailed molecular study of this family of toxic proteins over the past decades has highlighted their potential in applied research...
February 21, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230782/reported-dietary-intake-disparity-between-the-reported-consumption-and-the-level-needed-for-adequacy-and-food-sources-of-calcium-phosphorus-magnesium-and-vitamin-d-in-the-spanish-population-findings-from-the-anibes-study-%C3%A2
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Josune Olza, Javier Aranceta-Bartrina, Marcela González-Gross, Rosa M Ortega, Lluis Serra-Majem, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras, Ángel Gil
Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D have important biological roles in the body, especially in bone metabolism. We aimed to study the reported intake, the disparity between the reported consumption and the level needed for adequacy and food sources of these four nutrients in the Spanish population. We assessed the reported intake for both, general population and plausible reporters. Results were extracted from the ANIBES survey, n = 2009. Three-day dietary reported intake data were obtained and misreporting was assessed according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)...
February 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230598/analysis-of-the-adherence-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-on-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-silk-fibroin-based-biomaterials-applications-in-regenerative-dentistry
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María Pilar Pecci-Lloret, Mar Vera-Sánchez, Salvador Aznar-Cervantes, David García-Bernal, Ricardo Oñate Sánchez, Miguel Ramón Pecci-Lloret, José María Moraleda, José Luis Cenis, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Lozano
Among various biomaterials used as scaffolds in tissue engineering, silk fibroin is a highly attractive material. A scaffold should be biocompatible and nontoxic, with optimal physical features and mechanical properties. For this reason, tissue-engineering approaches in regenerative medicine have focused on investigating the biocompatibility of possible biomaterials by analyzing cell-scaffold interaction properties. The aim of the present study was to examine the biocompatibility of silk fibroin as a film (two-dimensional [2D]) and a scaffold (three-dimensional [3D]) after being cellularized with human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230047/electrically-tunable-artificial-gauge-potential-for-polaritons
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Hyang-Tag Lim, Emre Togan, Martin Kroner, Javier Miguel-Sanchez, Atac Imamoğlu
Neutral particles subject to artificial gauge potentials can behave as charged particles in magnetic fields. This fascinating premise has led to demonstrations of one-way waveguides, topologically protected edge states and Landau levels for photons. In ultracold neutral atoms, effective gauge fields have allowed the emulation of matter under strong magnetic fields leading to realization of Harper-Hofstadter and Haldane models. Here we show that application of perpendicular electric and magnetic fields effects a tunable artificial gauge potential for two-dimensional microcavity exciton polaritons...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229607/therapeutic-impact-of-colon-capsule-endoscopy-with-pillcam%C3%A2-colon-2-after-incomplete-standard-colonoscopy-a-spanish-multicenter-study
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Óscar Nogales, Javier García-Lledó, Marisol Luján, David Nicolás, José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Begoña González-Suárez, Francisco Sánchez Ceballos, Ignacio Couto, José Olmedo, Cristina Garfia, Cristina Carretero, Ignacio Fernández Urién, Sarbelio Rodríguez, Matilde Asteinza, Pilar Olivencia, Ángeles Masedo, Miguel Muñoz-Navas, Beatriz Merino, Cecilia González Asanza
INTRODUCTION: Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an alternative approach for the examination of the colon in patients who refuse colonoscopy or after incomplete colonoscopy (IC). We conducted a study to determine the frequency of complete colonoscopy after IC, the diagnostic yield of CCE, the therapeutic impact of lesions found in CCE, the level of colon cleanliness and the safety of the procedure. METHODS: We performed a prospective, multicenter study involving ten Spanish hospitals...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229237/different-recoveries-of-the-first-and-second-phases-of-the-m-wave-after-intermittent-maximal-voluntary-contractions
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Javier Rodriguez-Falces, Nicolas Place
PURPOSE: We investigated the recovery of muscle electrical properties after intermittent intense exercise by examining separately the first and second phases of the muscle compound action potential (M-wave). METHODS: M-waves and mechanical twitches were obtained using femoral nerve stimulation throughout the 30-min recovery period following 48 successive intermittent 3-s MVCs. The amplitude, duration, and area of the M-wave first and second phases, and the peak twitch force were measured from the knee extensors...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229210/robotic-kidney-transplantation-one-year-after-the-beginning
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Lluis Gausa, Oscar Rodríguez-Faba, Jorge Caffaratti, Javier Ponce de León, Lluis Guirado, Carme Facundo, Marco Guazzieri, Andrea Guttilla, Humberto Villavicencio
INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplantation (KT) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). To reduce the morbidity of the open surgery, a robotic-assisted approach has been recently introduced. Our aim is to evaluate surgical and functional results on 17 cases of robotic-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) performed at the same institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2015 to June 2016, we performed 17 cases of RAKT from living donors in pre-emptive patients, who underwent laparoscopic nephrectomy...
February 22, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229161/high-levels-of-latent-antithrombin-in-plasma-from-patients-with-antithrombin-deficiency
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María de la Morena-Barrio, Edna Sandoval, Pilar Llamas, Ewa Wypasek, Mara Toderici, José Navarro-Fernández, Agustín Rodríguez-Alen, Nuria Revilla, Raquel López-Gálvez, Antonia Miñano, José Padilla, Belén de la Morena-Barrio, Jorge Cuesta, Javier Corral, Vincente Vincente
Antithrombin is an anticoagulant serpin that efficiently inhibits multiple procoagulant proteases. The cost for the structural flexibility required for this function is the vulnerability to mutations that impact its folding pathway. Most conformational mutations identified in serpins cause polymerisation. Only three mutations in SERPINC1 affecting two residues have been found to favour transformation to the latent conformation of antithrombin, another hyperstable non-anticoagulant form with strong antiangiogenic activity that constitutes 3 % of plasma antithrombin in healthy subjects...
February 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229125/the-clinical-neuroanatomical-and-neuropathologic-phenotype-of-tbk1-associated-frontotemporal-dementia-a-longitudinal-case-report
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Carolin A M Koriath, Martina Bocchetta, Emilie Brotherhood, Ione O C Woollacott, Penny Norsworthy, Javier Simón-Sánchez, Cornelis Blauwendraat, Katrina M Dick, Elizabeth Gordon, Sophie R Harding, Nick C Fox, Sebastian Crutch, Jason D Warren, Tamas Revesz, Tammaryn Lashley, Simon Mead, Jonathan D Rohrer
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) gene have recently been shown to cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD). However, the phenotype of TBK1-associated FTD is currently unclear. METHODS: We performed a single case longitudinal study of a patient who was subsequently found to have a novel A705fs mutation in the TBK1 gene. He was assessed annually over a 7-year period with a series of clinical, cognitive, and magnetic resonance imaging assessments...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229121/intertriginous-maculopapular-mastocytosis-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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María Herrero-Moyano, Tania Marusia Capusan, Alejandra Pérez-Plaza, Almudena Godoy, Javier Sánchez-Perez
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January 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228766/cell-wall-remodeling-in-abscission-zone-cells-during-ethylene-promoted-fruit-abscission-in-citrus
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Paz Merelo, Javier Agustí, Vicent Arbona, Mário L Costa, Leandro H Estornell, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Silvia Coimbra, María D Gómez, Miguel A Pérez-Amador, Concha Domingo, Manuel Talón, Francisco R Tadeo
Abscission is a cell separation process by which plants can shed organs such as fruits, leaves, or flowers. The process takes place in specific locations termed abscission zones. In fruit crops like citrus, fruit abscission represents a high percentage of annual yield losses. Thus, understanding the molecular regulation of abscission is of capital relevance to control production. To identify genes preferentially expressed within the citrus fruit abscission zone (AZ-C), we performed a comparative transcriptomics assay at the cell type resolution level between the AZ-C and adjacent fruit rind cells (non-abscising tissue) during ethylene-promoted abscission...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228528/clinical-genetic-and-structural-basis-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-11%C3%AE-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Ahmed Khattab, Shozeb Haider, Ameet Kumar, Samarth Dhawan, Dauood Alam, Raquel Romero, James Burns, Di Li, Jessica Estatico, Simran Rahi, Saleel Fatima, Ali Alzahrani, Mona Hafez, Noha Musa, Maryam Razzghy Azar, Najoua Khaloul, Moez Gribaa, Ali Saad, Ilhem Ben Charfeddine, Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonça, Alicia Belgorosky, Katja Dumic, Miroslav Dumic, Javier Aisenberg, Nurgun Kandemir, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Alev Ozon, Nazli Gonc, Tina Cheng, Ursula Kuhnle-Krahl, Marco Cappa, Paul-Martin Holterhus, Munier A Nour, Daniele Pacaud, Assaf Holtzman, Sun Li, Mone Zaidi, Tony Yuen, Maria I New
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), resulting from mutations in CYP11B1, a gene encoding 11β-hydroxylase, represents a rare autosomal recessive Mendelian disorder of aberrant sex steroid production. Unlike CAH caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency, the disease is far more common in the Middle East and North Africa, where consanguinity is common often resulting in identical mutations. Clinically, affected female newborns are profoundly virilized (Prader score of 4/5), and both genders display significantly advanced bone ages and are oftentimes hypertensive...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227979/dispersion-entropy-for-the-analysis-of-resting-state-meg-regularity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Hamed Azami, Mostafa Rostaghi, Alberto Fernandez, Javier Escudero, Hamed Azami, Mostafa Rostaghi, Alberto Fernandez, Javier Escudero, Alberto Fernandez, Javier Escudero, Mostafa Rostaghi, Hamed Azami
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive degenerative brain disorder affecting memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. It is the most common form of dementia and a big social problem in western societies. The analysis of brain activity may help to diagnose this disease. Changes in entropy methods have been reported useful in research studies to characterize AD. We have recently proposed dispersion entropy (DisEn) as a very fast and powerful tool to quantify the irregularity of time series. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the ability of DisEn, in comparison with fuzzy entropy (FuzEn), sample entropy (SampEn), and permutation entropy (PerEn), to discriminate 36 AD patients from 26 elderly control subjects using resting-state magnetoencephalogram (MEG) signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227695/implantable-gastric-electric-stimulator-with-automatic-daily-activity-compliance-reporting
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Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Rose Province, Antonio J Torres, Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Rose Province, Antonio J Torres, Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Antonio J Torres, Rose Province
In order for any obesity therapy to be successful real behavior change by the individual is required. We present an implantable obesity therapy that combines gastric electrical stimulation for satiety with onboard sensors that provide self-monitoring for the patient and compliance reporting to the clinician. An algorithm for processing data from the onboard three axis accelerometer for use in physical activity monitoring was developed and validated. Four obese patients participated in a study where self-reported sleep and exercise was compared with the events detected by the implanted system, and two commercially available, wearable activity monitors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227580/non-invasive-bcg-monitoring-for-non-traditional-settings
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Esteban J Pino, Constanza Larsen, Javier Chavez, Pablo Aqueveque, Esteban J Pino, Constanza Larsen, Javier Chavez, Pablo Aqueveque, Javier Chavez, Constanza Larsen, Pablo Aqueveque, Esteban J Pino
This paper presents the results from actual measurements of cardiac activity acquired through the use of noninvasive sensors to detect Ballistocardiogram (BCG). The results show that it is feasible to unobtrusively monitor heart rate in non-standard settings such as waiting rooms or at school using simple chairs fitted with capacitive sensors. The selected sensors, based on electromechanical principles, are able to measure BCG from a variety of subjects. We present the results for 114 participants from homes, school and a hospital waiting room, adding up over 815 minutes of data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227339/time-frequency-representations-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-electromyographic-signal-recorded-with-concentric-ring-electrodes
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Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Abel Torres, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane
The use of non-invasive methods for the study of respiratory muscle signals can provide clinical information for the evaluation of the respiratory muscle function. The aim of this study was to evaluate time-frequency characteristics of the electrical activity of the sternocleidomastoid muscle recorded superficially by means of concentric ring electrodes (CREs) in a bipolar configuration. The CREs enhance the spatial resolution, attenuate interferences, as the cardiac activity, and also simplify the orientation problem associated to the electrode location...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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