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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346900/growing-season-variability-in-carbon-dioxide-exchange-of-irrigated-and-rainfed-soybean-in-the-southern-united-states
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Pradeep Wagle, Prasanna H Gowda, Saseendran S Anapalli, Krishna N Reddy, Brian K Northup
Measurement of carbon dynamics of soybean (Glycine max L.) ecosystems outside Corn Belt of the United States (U.S.) is lacking. This study examines the seasonal variability of net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) and its components (gross primary production, GPP and ecosystem respiration, ER), and relevant controlling environmental factors between rainfed (El Reno, Oklahoma) and irrigated (Stoneville, Mississippi) soybean fields in the southern U.S. during the 2016 growing season. Grain yield was about 1.6tha(-1) for rainfed soybean and 4...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346894/the-romberg-ratio-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Alon Kalron
Postural control relies on the integration of inputs from the visual, somatosensory and vestibular systems which are frequently impaired in people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS). In this situation, examining the Romberg ratio can be useful. This parameter can be interpreted as a gross indicator of a vestibular and proprioceptive contribution to postural control. Therefore, the primary objective of the current study was to examine whether the Romberg ratio differs between MS fallers, non-fallers and neurological disability levels...
March 14, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346353/intake-and-dietary-food-sources-of-fibre-in-spain-differences-with-regard-to-the-prevalence-of-excess-body-weight-and-abdominal-obesity-in-adults-of-the-anibes-study
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Liliana G González-Rodríguez, José Miguel Perea Sánchez, Javier Aranceta-Bartrina, Ángel Gil, Marcela González-Gross, Lluis Serra-Majem, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras, Rosa M Ortega
The aim was to study the intake and food sources of fibre in a representative sample of Spanish adults and to analyse its association with excess body weight and abdominal obesity. A sample of 1655 adults (18-64 years) from the ANIBES ("Anthropometric data, macronutrients and micronutrients intake, practice of physical activity, socioeconomic data and lifestyles") cross-sectional study was analysed. Fibre intake and dietary food sources were determined by using a three-day dietary record. Misreporters were identified using the protocol of the European Food Safety Authority...
March 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345994/immunologic-responses-in-corn-snakes-pantherophis-guttatus-after-experimentally-induced-infection-with-ferlaviruses
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Annkatrin Neul, Wieland Schrödl, Rachel E Marschang, Tina Bjick, Uwe Truyen, Heiner von Buttlar, Michael Pees
OBJECTIVE To measure immunologic responses of snakes after experimentally induced infection with ferlaviruses. ANIMALS 42 adult corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) of both sexes. PROCEDURES Snakes were inoculated intratracheally with genogroup A (n = 12), B (12), or C (12) ferlavirus (infected groups) or cell-culture supernatant (6; control group) on day 0. Three snakes from each infected group were euthanized on days 4, 16, 28, and 49, and 3 snakes from the control group were euthanized on day 49. Blood samples were collected from live snakes on days -6 (baseline), 4, 16, 28, and 49...
April 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345272/population-health-and-the-economy-mortality-and-the-great-recession-in-europe
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José A Tapia Granados, Edward L Ionides
We analyze the evolution of mortality-based health indicators in 27 European countries before and after the start of the Great Recession. We find that in the countries where the crisis has been particularly severe, mortality reductions in 2007-2010 were considerably bigger than in 2004-2007. Panel models adjusted for space-invariant and time-invariant factors show that an increase of 1 percentage point in the national unemployment rate is associated with a reduction of 0.5% (p < .001) in the rate of age-adjusted mortality...
March 27, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345083/cal-b-catalyzed-regioselective-bulk-polymerization-of-l-aspartic-acid-diethyl-ester-to-%C3%AE-linked-polypeptides
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Filbert Totsingan, Robert Centore, Richard A Gross
This paper reports that the bulk polymerization of l-aspartic acid diethyl ester catalyzed by immobilized CAL-B at 80 °C for 24 h gives primarily (∼95%) α-linked poly(l-aspartate) in 70% yield with DPavg = 50 and regioselectivity (α/β) = 94 : 6. Plots of log{[M]0/[M]t} vs. time and DPavgvs. conversion indicate that this polymerization proceeds in a controlled manner by a chain-growth mechanism up to 90% conversion. Thereafter, competition occurs between chain growth and step mechanisms.
March 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345046/canopy-near-infrared-reflectance-and-terrestrial-photosynthesis
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Grayson Badgley, Christopher B Field, Joseph A Berry
Global estimates of terrestrial gross primary production (GPP) remain highly uncertain, despite decades of satellite measurements and intensive in situ monitoring. We report a new approach for quantifying the near-infrared reflectance of terrestrial vegetation (NIRV). NIRV provides a foundation for a new approach to estimate GPP that consistently untangles the confounding effects of background brightness, leaf area, and the distribution of photosynthetic capacity with depth in canopies using existing moderate spatial and spectral resolution satellite sensors...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344881/immunosurveillance-and-immunoediting-in-mmtv-pymt-induced-mammary-oncogenesis
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Emilie T E Gross, Semi Han, Prasantha Vemu, Carlos D Peinado, Martin Marsala, Lesley G Ellies, Jack D Bui
Evidence of cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting processes has been primarily demonstrated in mouse models of chemically induced oncogenesis. Although these models are very tractable, they are characterized by high mutational loads that represent a minority of human cancers. In this study, we sought to determine whether cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting could be demonstrated in a more clinically relevant oncogene-induced model of carcinogenesis, the MMTV-PyMT (PyMT) mammary carcinoma model...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344517/economic-evaluation-of-participatory-learning-and-action-with-women-s-groups-facilitated-by-accredited-social-health-activists-to-improve-birth-outcomes-in-rural-eastern-india
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Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Prasanta Kishore Tripathy, Nirmala Nair, Rajkumar Gope, Shibanand Rath, Audrey Prost
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality remains unacceptably high in many low and middle-income countries, including India. A community mobilisation intervention using participatory learning and action with women's groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) was conducted to improve maternal and newborn health. The intervention was evaluated through a cluster-randomised controlled trial conducted in Jharkhand and Odisha, eastern India. This aims to assess the cost-effectiveness this intervention...
2017: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344179/first-gross-anatomical-findings-of-an-os-odontoideum
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Juan P Sardi, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Os odontoideum is an uncommon abnormality of the craniovertebral junction where the tip of the odontoid process lacks continuity with the body of C2. The clinical presentation is variable but can lead to severe neurological impairment. CASE REPORT: We report the gross and radiological findings of a cadaver found to harbor an os odontoideum. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge there are no cadaveric reports in the literature regarding an os odontoideum...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343962/contextually-mediated-spontaneous-retrieval-is-specific-to-the-hippocampus
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Nicole M Long, Michael R Sperling, Gregory A Worrell, Kathryn A Davis, Robert E Gross, Bradley C Lega, Barbara C Jobst, Sameer A Sheth, Kareem Zaghloul, Joel M Stein, Michael J Kahana
Although it is now well established that the hippocampus supports memory encoding [1, 2], little is known about hippocampal activity during spontaneous memory retrieval. Recent intracranial electroencephalographic (iEEG) work has shown that hippocampal activity during encoding predicts subsequent temporal organization of memories [3], supporting a role in contextual binding. It is an open question, however, whether the hippocampus similarly supports contextually mediated processes during retrieval. Here, we analyzed iEEG recordings obtained from 215 epilepsy patients as they performed a free recall task...
March 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343340/a-lake-centric-geospatial-database-to-guide-research-and-inform-management-decisions-in-an-arctic-watershed-in-northern-alaska-experiencing-climate-and-land-use-changes
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Benjamin M Jones, Christopher D Arp, Matthew S Whitman, Debora Nigro, Ingmar Nitze, John Beaver, Anne Gädeke, Callie Zuck, Anna Liljedahl, Ronald Daanen, Eric Torvinen, Stacey Fritz, Guido Grosse
Lakes are dominant and diverse landscape features in the Arctic, but conventional land cover classification schemes typically map them as a single uniform class. Here, we present a detailed lake-centric geospatial database for an Arctic watershed in northern Alaska. We developed a GIS dataset consisting of 4362 lakes that provides information on lake morphometry, hydrologic connectivity, surface area dynamics, surrounding terrestrial ecotypes, and other important conditions describing Arctic lakes. Analyzing the geospatial database relative to fish and bird survey data shows relations to lake depth and hydrologic connectivity, which are being used to guide research and aid in the management of aquatic resources in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska...
March 25, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343263/genotypic-and-pathogenic-characterization-of-genotype-vii-newcastle-disease-viruses-isolated-from-commercial-farms-in-egypt-and-evaluation-of-heterologous-antibody-responses
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A M Saad, Ahmed Samy, M A Soliman, A Arafa, A Zanaty, M K Hassan, A H Sultan, A I Bazid, A H Hussein
Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) represent a major threat to poultry production worldwide. Recently in Egypt NDV circulated extensively, even in vaccinated farms. In the present study samples were collected from sixteen vaccinated broiler farms in animals exhibiting the typical gross lesions of NDV. Virus isolation and pathogenicity studies for positive samples were carried out in accordance to reference procedures and phylogenetic analysis was carried out based on partial sequences of the Fusion gene. Furthermore, in vivo investigation of the ability of heterologous antibody, induced by commercially available lentogenic strain-based vaccines, to efficiently reduce viral shedding was examined...
March 25, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343213/gross-hematuria-is-more-common-in-male-and-older-patients-with-renal-tuberculosis-in-china-a-single-center-15-year-clinical-experience
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Yudong Cao, Yu Fan, Yuke Chen, Zheng Zhao, Yi Song, Cheng Shen, Xin Li, Haichao Huang, Wei Yu, Jie Jin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the clinical features of renal tuberculosis and identify the age- and gender-related differences. METHODS: A total of 419 patients at the Peking University First Hospital from January 2000 to July 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Data on demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, complications, laboratory results, radiologic imaging, surgical procedures, and pathology features were collected and compared between genders and 3 different age groups (under 40 years, 41-60, years and over 60 years)...
March 25, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343096/sd-sem-sparse-dense-correspondence-for-3d-reconstruction-of-microscopic-samples
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Ahmadreza Baghaie, Ahmad P Tafti, Heather A Owen, Roshan M D'Souza, Zeyun Yu
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging has been a principal component of many studies in biomedical, mechanical, and materials sciences since its emergence. Despite the high resolution of captured images, they remain two-dimensional (2D). In this work, a novel framework using sparse-dense correspondence is introduced and investigated for 3D reconstruction of stereo SEM images. SEM micrographs from microscopic samples are captured by tilting the specimen stage by a known angle. The pair of SEM micrographs is then rectified using sparse scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) features/descriptors and a contrario RANSAC for matching outlier removal to ensure a gross horizontal displacement between corresponding points...
March 20, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342990/telephone-adapted-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-tmbsr-for-patients-awaiting-kidney-transplantation
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Cynthia R Gross, Maryanne Reilly-Spong, Taehwan Park, Ruizhi Zhao, Olga V Gurvich, Hassan N Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Patients with progressive kidney disease experience increasing physiologic and psychosocial stressors and declining health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, active-controlled, open-label trial to test whether a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program delivered in a novel workshop-teleconference format would reduce symptoms and improve HRQOL in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Sixty-three transplant candidates were randomized to one of two arms: i) telephone-adapted MBSR (tMBSR, an 8-week program of meditation and yoga); or ii) a telephone-based support group (tSupport)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342698/targeted-exome-sequencing-and-chromosomal-microarray-for-the-molecular-diagnosis-of-nevoid-basal-cell-carcinoma-syndrome
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Yoshihiro Matsudate, Takuya Naruto, Yumiko Hayashi, Mitsuyoshi Minami, Mikiko Tohyama, Kenji Yokota, Daisuke Yamada, Issei Imoto, Yoshiaki Kubo
BACKGROUND: Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder mainly caused by heterozygous mutations of PTCH1. In addition to characteristic clinical features, detection of a mutation in causative genes is reliable for the diagnosis of NBCCS; however, no mutations have been identified in some patients using conventional methods. OBJECTIVE: To improve the method for the molecular diagnosis of NBCCS. METHODS: We performed targeted exome sequencing (TES) analysis using a multi-gene panel, including PTCH1, PTCH2, SUFU, and other sonic hedgehog signaling pathway-related genes, based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology in 8 cases in whom possible causative mutations were not detected by previously performed conventional analysis and 2 recent cases of NBCCS...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342421/seasonal-and-soil-type-dependent-emissions-of-nitrous-oxide-from-irrigated-desert-soils-amended-with-digested-poultry-manures
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Roy Posmanik, Ali Nejidat, Ofer Dahan, Amit Gross
Expansion of dryland agriculture requires intensive supplement of organic fertilizers to improve the fertility of nutrient-poor desert soils. The environmental impact of organic supplements in hot desert climates is not well understood. We report on seasonal emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from sand and loess soils, amended with limed and non-limed anaerobic digestate of poultry manure in the Israeli Negev desert. All amended soils had substantially higher N2O emissions, particularly during winter applications, compared to unammended soils...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341428/renal-papillary-necrosis-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-how-to-recognize-this-forgotten-diagnosis
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Michaël M E L Henderickx, Tim Brits, Karen De Baets, Mattias Seghers, Philip Maes, Dominique Trouet, Stefan De Wachter, Gunter De Win
INTRODUCTION: Renal papillary necrosis is not commonly seen in daily practice, but can have severe consequences when it is not diagnosed in time. It is known to be associated with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies; however a wide range of etiologies are possible, and it is therefore not the first diagnosis clinicians consider in patients with sickle cell disease who present with hematuria. METHODS: A literature search was performed to summarize the current knowledge about renal papillary necrosis associated with sickle cell disease...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341320/gallbladder-toxicity-and-high-dose-ablative-intent-radiation-for-liver-tumors-should-we-constrain-the-dose
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Shyam K Tanguturi, Andrzej Niemierko, Jennifer Y Wo, Khanhnhat N Nguyen, Hugh Prichard, Andrew X Zhu, John A Wolfgang, Theodore S Hong
PURPOSE: Little is known about the risk of gallbladder toxicity from hypofractionated (HFXRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). We report on gallbladder toxicity and attribution to treatment in a prospective series of patients with primary and metastatic liver tumors receiving ablative-intent HFXRT and SBRT with protons. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We evaluated 93 patients with intact gallbladders enrolled in either of 2 trials investigating proton HFXRT and SBRT for primary and metastatic liver tumors from 2009 to 2014...
February 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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