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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081309/simulation-of-cryolipolysis-as-a-novel-method-for-noninvasive-fat-layer-reduction
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Abbas Majdabadi, Mohammad Abazari
BACKGROUND/AIM: Regarding previous problems in conventional liposuction methods, the need for development of new fat removal operations was appreciated. In this study we are going to simulate one of the novel methods, cryolipolysis, aimed to tackle those drawbacks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We think that simulation of clinical procedures contributes considerably in efficacious performance of the operations. To do this we have attempted to simulate temperature distribution in a sample fat of the human body...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077392/bidirectional-crosstalk-between-the-sensory-and-sympathetic-motor-systems-innervating-brown-and-white-adipose-tissue-in-male-siberian-hamsters
#2
Vitaly Ryu, Alan G Watts, Bingzhong Xue, Timothy J Bartness
The brain networks connected to the sympathetic motor and sensory innervations of brown (BAT) and white (WAT) adipose tissues were originally described using two transneuronally transported viruses: the retrogradely transported pseudorabies virus (PRV), and the anterogradely transported H129 strain of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1 H129). Further complexity was added to this network organization when combined injections of PRV and HSV-1 H129 into either BAT or WAT of the same animal generated sets of co-infected neurons in the brain, spinal cord, sympathetic and dorsal root ganglia...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076967/fine-particulate-matter-on-hospital-admissions-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-southwestern-taiwan-during-2006-2012
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Su-Lun Hwang, Yu-Ching Lin, Su-Er Guo, Chiang-Ting Chou, Chieh-Mo Lin, Miao-Ching Chi
This study explored the effects of PM2.5 on hospital admissions (HAs) for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in southwestern Taiwan. Data on HAs for AECOPD, pollutants, and meteorological variables were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and Environmental Protection Administration. The relative risks (RRs) of HAs for AECOPD was estimated using the Quasi-Poisson generalized additive model. A total of 38,715 HAs for AECOPD were recorded. The average daily HAs for AECOPD and mean 24-h average level of PM2...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073586/experimental-comparison-of-point-of-use-filters-for%C3%A2-drinking-water-ultrafiltration
#4
M Totaro, P Valentini, B Casini, M Miccoli, A L Costa, A Baggiani
BACKGROUND: Waterborne pathogens such as Pseudomonas spp. and Legionella spp. may persist in hospital water networks despite chemical disinfection. Point-of-use filtration represents a physical control measure that can be applied in high-risk areas to contain the exposure to such pathogens. New technologies have enabled an extension of filters' lifetimes and have made available faucet hollow-fibre filters for water ultrafiltration. AIM: To compare point-of-use filters applied to cold water within their period of validity...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072431/expression-patterns-of-three-genes-under-short-and-long-term-cold-exposure-in-thitarodes-pui-lepidoptera-hepialidae-a-host-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis
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Q Min, S Y Cheng, J F Xi, J Ma, T R Xin, B Xia, Z W Zou
:   BACKGROUND: Thitarodes larvae are the host of the caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis. Low temperature is the main environmental limitation for larvae growth. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the cold adaption process in T. pui larvae, the expression patterns of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TpTPS), heat shock protein 70 (TpHSP70), and heat shock protein 90 (TpHSP90) were investigated upon short and long-term exposure to 0°C. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 6th instar T...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063130/glucocorticoids-curtail-stimuli-induced-creb-phosphorylation-in-trh-neurons-through-interaction-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-with-the-catalytic-subunit-of-protein-kinase-a
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Israim Sotelo-Rivera, Antonieta Cote-Vélez, Rosa-María Uribe, Jean-Louis Charli, Patricia Joseph-Bravo
PURPOSE: Corticosterone prevents cold-induced stimulation of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (Trh) expression in rats, and the stimulatory effect of dibutyryl cyclic-adenosine monophosphate (dB-cAMP) on Trh transcription in hypothalamic cultures. We searched for the mechanism of this interference. METHODS: Immunohistochemical analyses of phosphorylated cAMP-response element binding protein (pCREB) were performed in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of Wistar rats, and in cell cultures of 17-day old rat hypothalami, or neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062110/ozone-exposure-assessment-for-children-in-greece-results-from-the-respoze-study
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Georgios Grivas, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Evangelia Samoli, Despina Papakosta, Anna Karakatsani, Klea Katsouyanni, Archontoula Chaloulakou
Ozone exposure of 179 children in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece was assessed during 2013-2014, by repeated weekly personal measurements, using passive samplers. O3 was also monitored at school locations of participants to characterize community-level ambient exposure. Average personal concentrations in the two cities (5.0 and 2.8ppb in Athens and Thessaloniki, respectively) were considerably lower than ambient concentrations (with mean personal/ambient ratios of 0.13-0.15). The temporal variation of personal concentrations followed the -typical for low-latitude areas- pattern of cold-warm seasons...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059581/hot-and-cold-drugs-national-park-service-medication-stability-at-the-extremes-of-temperature
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Patil Armenian, Danielle Campagne, Geoff Stroh, Crystal Ives Tallman, William Z D Zeng, Thomas Lin, Roy R Gerona
STUDY OBJECTIVE: National Park Service (NPS) Parkmedics provide medical care in austere environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stability of specific medications used by Parkmedics at extremes of temperatures likely to be faced in the field. METHODS: This is a bench research study conducted in the laboratory setting over a 4-week period. Parenteral medications were separated into 4 temperature exposure groups: A) 45°C (hot); B) -20°C (cold); C) hot then cold temperatures alternating weekly; and D) cold then hot temperatures alternating weekly...
January 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058767/do-group-dynamics-affect-colour-morph-clines-during-a-range-shift
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Lesley T Lancaster, Rachael Y Dudaniec, Bengt Hansson, Erik I Svensson
Species exhibiting colour-polymorphism are thought to have an ecological advantage at the landscape scale, because spatial segregation of alternatively-adapted ecotypes into diverse habitats can increase the total species' niche breadth and thus confer greater geographic range size. However, morph frequencies are also influenced by intra-populational processes such as frequency- or density-dependent social interactions. To identify how social feedback may affect clinal variation in morph frequencies, we investigated reciprocal interactions between morph-specific thermal tolerance, local climatic conditions, and social environments, in the context of a colour-morph frequency cline associated with a recent range expansion in blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura elegans) in Sweden...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056921/bifidobacterium-adolescentis-protects-against-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-upregulates-tollip-and-sigirr-in-premature-neonatal-rats
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Wenshen Wu, Yanli Wang, Jingjing Zou, Fang Long, Huiheng Yan, Lijuan Zeng, Yunbin Chen
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious gastrointestinal disorder that is often seen in premature infants. Probiotics decrease the risk of NEC; however, the mechanism by which probiotics work is not clear. The goal of this study was to evaluate the preventive effect of Bifidobacterium adolescentis in an NEC rat model. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley neonatal rats were obtained by caesarean section after 20-21 d gestation and randomly divided into the following 3 groups: dam fed (DF), formula fed (FF), and formula + B...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056905/determinants-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-preschool-children-a-case-control-study
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Rebecca E Walker, Jim Bartley, David Flint, John M D Thompson, Edwin A Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) is a prevalent upper airway infection resulting in hearing loss. The aim of this research was to determine risk factors for COME in preschool children. METHODS: A case-control design was conducted in Auckland, New Zealand from May 2011 until November 2013. The cases were children aged 3 and 4 years referred for tympanostomy tube placement due to a diagnosis of COME (n = 178). The controls were a random sample of healthy children aged 3 and 4 years from primary care practices (n = 209)...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054946/muscle-carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-ii-deficiency-a-review-of-enzymatic-controversy-and-clinical-features
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Diana Lehmann, Leila Motlagh, Dina Robaa, Stephan Zierz
CPT (carnitine palmitoyltransferase) II muscle deficiency is the most common form of muscle fatty acid metabolism disorders. In contrast to carnitine deficiency, it is clinically characterized by attacks of myalgia and rhabdomyolysis without persistent muscle weakness and lipid accumulation in muscle fibers. The biochemical consequences of the disease-causing mutations are still discussed controversially. CPT activity in muscles of patients with CPT II deficiency ranged from not detectable to reduced to normal...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052503/vulnerability-of-subarctic-and-arctic-breeding-birds
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Anouschka R Hof, Genoveva Rodríguez-Castañeda, Andrew M Allen, Roland Jansson, Christer Nilsson
Recent research predicts that future climate change will result in substantial biodiversity loss associated with loss of habitat for species. However, the magnitude of the anticipated biodiversity impacts are less well known. Studies of species vulnerability to climate change through species distribution models are often limited to assessing the extent of species' exposure to the consequences of climate change to their local environment, neglecting species sensitivity to global change. The likelihood that species or populations will decline or go extinct due to climate change also depends on the general sensitivity and adaptive capacity of species...
January 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052445/acute-rheumatic-fever-and-exposure-to-poor-housing-conditionsin-new-zealand-a-descriptive-study
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Jane R Oliver, Nevil Pierse, Niki Stefanogiannis, Catherine Jackson, Michael G Baker
AIM: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an important public health problem in low- and middle-income countries and in certain populations in high-income countries. Indigenous Australians, and New Zealand Māori and Pacific people, have incidence rates among the highest in the world. We aimed to investigate ARF cases' housing conditions and sore throat treatment to identify opportunities for improving ARF prevention in New Zealand. METHODS: Recently diagnosed cases and their care givers were interviewed...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051192/global-warming-and-its-health-impact
#15
Antonella Rossati
Since the mid-19th century, human activities have increased greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide in the Earth's atmosphere that resulted in increased average temperature. The effects of rising temperature include soil degradation, loss of productivity of agricultural land, desertification, loss of biodiversity, degradation of ecosystems, reduced fresh-water resources, acidification of the oceans, and the disruption and depletion of stratospheric ozone. All these have an impact on human health, causing non-communicable diseases such as injuries during natural disasters, malnutrition during famine, and increased mortality during heat waves due to complications in chronically ill patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049943/repeated-cold-stress-enhances-the-acute-restraint-stress-induced-hyperthermia-in-mice
#16
Tomoyoshi Miyamoto, Yoshinori Funakami, Erika Kawashita, Ai Nomura, Nanako Sugimoto, Haruka Saeki, Maho Tsubota, Seiji Ichida, Atsufumi Kawabata
The rodents exposed to repeated cold stress according to a specific schedule, known as specific alternation of rhythm in temperature (SART), exhibit autonomic imbalance, and is now used as an experimental model of fibromyalgia. To explore the susceptibility of SART-stressed animals to novel acute stress, we tested whether exposure of mice to SART stress for 1 week alters the extent of acute restraint stress-induced hyperthermia. Mice were subjected to 7-d SART stress sessions; i.e., the mice were alternately exposed to 24 and 4°C at 1-h intervals during the daytime (09:00-16:00) and kept at 4°C overnight (16:00-09:00)...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043553/frequency-of-mycobacterial-infections-in-retailed-fish-in-karaj-an-iranian-perspective
#17
Atefeh Mobasher-Amini, Nader Mosavari, Mehdi Ghiami-Rad, Keyvan Tadayon
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium species comprise one of the most frequently-reported causative agents in granulomatous lesions of fish. Also, mycobacteria have been documented as fish-born zoonoses. Ornamental aquaria, commercial aquaculture, and wild fisheries therefore produce a potential risk of infection for humans through physical contact and consumption of fishes. A number of fish mycobacteriosis and fish-born zoonotic cases have been reported to date in Iran. METHODS: In order to examine the frequency of mycobacteria existence in fish supplied to the public in seafood retail outlets, whole fresh fish from cold water (n=50) and tropical (n=50) audible fish were obtained from five stores in Karaj, the central city of Alborz province...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039427/effects-of-postharvest-cold-storage-on-the-development-and-survival-of-immature-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae-in-artificial-diet-and-fruit
#18
Marwa F K Aly, Dylan A Kraus, Hannah J Burrack
Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) attacks a wide range of host plants, including crops such as blueberries, cherries, caneberries, and strawberries. We evaluated the influence of three temperatures (1.1, 3.9, and 5.0 °C) and four exposure durations (6, 12, 24, and 72 h) that were selected to represent typical grower practices on survival and development time of immature D. suzukii in artificial diet and one temperature and duration (1.67 °C for 72 h) in fruit (blueberries and raspberries)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036058/cold-tolerance-of-the-male-gametophyte-during-germination-and-tube-growth-depends-on-the-flowering-time
#19
Johanna Wagner, Evelyn Gastl, Martin Kogler, Michaela Scheiber
In temperate climates, most plants flower during the warmer season of the year to avoid negative effects of low temperatures on reproduction. Nevertheless, few species bloom in midwinter and early spring despite severe and frequent frosts at that time. This raises the question of adaption of sensible progamic processes such as pollen germination and pollen tube growth to low temperatures. The performance of the male gametophyte of 12 herbaceous lowland species flowering in different seasons was examined in vitro at different test temperatures using an easy to handle testing system...
December 29, 2016: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028078/ire1%C3%AE-in-pomc-neurons-is-required-for-thermogenesis-and-glycemia
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Ting Yao, Zhuo Deng, Yong Gao, Jia Sun, Xingxing Kong, Yiru Huang, Zhenyan He, Yanchao Xu, Yongsheng Chang, Kai-Jiang Yu, Brianna G Findley, Eric D Berglund, Rui-Tao Wang, Hongbo Guo, Hong Chen, Xu Li, Randal J Kaufman, Jianqun Yan, Tiemin Liu, Kevin W Williams
Whether neuronal inositol-requiring enzyme 1(Ire1) is required for the proper regulation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis is unclear. We found that pro-opiomelanocortin (Pomc)-specific deficiency of Ire1α accelerated diet-induced obesity concomitant with a decrease in energy expenditure. This hypometabolic phenotype included deficits in thermogenic responses to diet and cold exposure as well as 'beiging' of white adipose tissue. We also demonstrate that loss of Ire1α in Pomc neurons impaired whole-body glucose and insulin tolerance as well as hepatic insulin sensitivity...
December 27, 2016: Diabetes
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