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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651187/association-of-ectopic-fat-with-abdominal-aorto-illiac-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-african-ancestry-men
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Allison L Kuipers, Joseph M Zmuda, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Sangeeta Nair, Ryan Cvejkus, Clareann H Bunker, Alan L Patrick, Christina L Wassel, Iva Miljkovic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is strong evidence that fat accumulating in non-adipose sites, "ectopic fat", is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including vascular calcification. Most previous studies of this association have assessed only a single ectopic fat depot. Therefore, our aim was to assess the association of total, regional, and ectopic fat with abdominal aorto-illiac calcification (AAC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in 798 African ancestry men. METHODS: Participants (mean age 62) were from the Tobago Bone Health Study cohort...
June 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650604/serum-adiponectin-levels-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
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INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin (APN) is adipose tissue-derived hormone influencing energy metabolism. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) may contribute to the development of disturbances in the hormonal function of adipose tissue (AT), and many disorders observed in untreated patients with GHD coincides with these contributed to low serum APN levels. OBJECTIVES: The assessment of serum adiponectin levels in adolescents and young adults with severe or partial GHD and analysis of relationships between serum APN and GH/IGF-1 axis function impairment as well as cardiometabolic risk factors...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650206/socioenvironmental-personal-and-behavioral-correlates-of-severe-obesity-among-an-ethnically-racially-diverse-sample-of-us-adolescents
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Katherine W Bauer, Marsha D Marcus, Nicole Larson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
BACKGROUND: Severe obesity among adolescents, also known as class 2 and 3 obesity, is increasing in prevalence, yet, little is known about adolescents with severe obesity. The objective of this study was to identify the socioenvironmental, personal, and behavioral correlates of severe obesity among an ethnically/racially diverse sample of US adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of data from participants in the EAT 2010 study (n = 2706) was conducted...
June 26, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650173/polymer-pen-lithography-with-lipids-for-large-area-gradient-patterns
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Ravi Kumar, Ainhoa Urtizberea, Souvik Ghosh, Uwe Bog, Quinn Rainer, Steven Lenhert, Harald Fuchs, Michael Hirtz
For many applications in the biomedical sector (especially for cell screening assays, guidance and migration experiments), gradient patterns comprising bioactive compounds over comparably (in regard to a cell size) large areas are key. Polymer pen lithography (PPL), as an inherent highly parallel and large area technique has a great potential to serve in the fabrication of such patterns. We present strategies for the printing of functional phospholipid patterns via PPL that provide tunable feature size and feature density gradients over surface areas of several square millimeters...
June 26, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649219/taking-the-perfect-selfie-investigating-the-impact-of-perspective-on-the-perception-of-higher-cognitive-variables
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Tobias M Schneider, Claus-Christian Carbon
Taking selfies is now becoming a standard human habit. However, as a social phenomenon, research is still in the fledgling stage and the scientific framework is sparse. Selfies allow us to share social information with others in a compact format. Furthermore, we are able to control important photographic and compositional aspects, such as perspective, which have a strong impact on the assessment of a face (e.g., demonstrated by the height-weight illusion, effects of gaze direction, faceism-index). In Study 1, we focused on the impact of perspective (left/right hemiface, above/below vs...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649081/soluble-transferrin-receptor-ferritin-index-in-pakistani-population
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Faiza Alam, Nabeel Ashraf, Ramsha Kashif, Hashaam Arshad, Syeda Sadia Fatima
Inflammation affects the reliability of ferritin. The serum level of transferrin receptor protein (sTfR) represents true demand of iron in the body. This study attempts to identify levels of sTfR and correlate the trends of sTfR/ferritin index with BMI in the population of Karachi. 132 gender matched volunteers between the ages of 20-60 years were recruited for this cross-sectional study. BMI was calculated using the formula: (weight in kg / height in m2). Following groups were made according to South Asian criteria of BMI; Group A: normal weight (18...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649041/determination-of-the-vertical-profile-of-particle-number-concentration-adjacent-to-a-motorway-using-an-unmanned-aerial-vehicle
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T F Villa, E R Jayaratne, L F Gonzalez, L Morawska
A quantitative assessment of the vertical profile of traffic pollution, specifically particle number concentration (PNC), in an open space adjacent to a motorway was possible for the first time, to the knowledge of the authors, using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system. Until now, traffic pollution has only been measured at ground level while the vertical distribution, is limited to studies conducted from buildings or fixed towers and balloons. This new UAV system demonstrated that the PNC sampled during the period form 10 a...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648000/-study-on-feasibility-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-combined-with-mobile-microendoscopic-discectomy-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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C H Zhang, B S Yan, B S Xu, X L Ma, Q Yang, Y Liu, G M Song, R M Hu, P Li
Objective: To explore the feasibility of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) combined with mobile microendoscopic discectomy-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MMED-TLIF) in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis and its influence on postoperative rehabilitation. Methods: From October 1 2014 to July 1 2016 , a cohort of 52 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis who received the program of ERAS-MMED-TLIF were retrospectively reviewed in Department of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tianjin Hospital...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647931/correct-evaluation-of-gastric-wall-thickness-may-support-a-change-in-staplers-size-when-performing-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Sergio Susmallian, David Goitein, Royi Barnea, Asnat Raziel
BACKGROUND: Leakage from the staple line is the most serious complication encountered after sleeve gastrectomy, occurring in 2.4% of surgeries. The use of inappropriately sized staplers, because of variability in stomach wall thickness, is a major cause of leakage. OBJECTIVES: To measure stomach wall thickness across different stomach zones to identify variables correlating with thickness. METHODS: The study comprised 100 patients (52 females)...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647897/varicocele-and-semen-quality-a-retrospective-case-control-study-of-4230-patients-from-a-single-centre
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F Pallotti, D Paoli, T Carlini, A R Vestri, G Martino, A Lenzi, F Lombardo
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to assess impairment of spermatogenesis induced by varicocele in, to our knowledge, the largest single-centre caseload available to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 4230 consecutive patients attending our Department for andrological outpatient assessment and preconception check-ups between 2011 and 2014. A total of 2113 patients had varicocele (Group V), while the remaining 2117 were selected as the control group (Group C)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647731/recovery-of-vocal-fold-epithelium-after-acute-phonotrauma
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Bernard Rousseau, Tsuyoshi Kojima, Carolyn K Novaleski, Emily E Kimball, Carla V Valenzuela, Masanobu Mizuta, James J Daniero, C Gaelyn Garrett, M Preeti Sivasankar
We investigated the timeline of tissue repair of vocal fold epithelium after acute vibration exposure using an in vivo rabbit model. Sixty-five New Zealand white breeder rabbits were randomized to 120 min of modal- or raised-intensity phonation. After the larynges were harvested at 0, 4, 8, and 24 h, and at 3 and 7 days, the vocal fold tissue was evaluated using electron microscopy and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. There was an immediate decrease in the microprojection depth and height following raised-intensity phonation, paired with upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2...
June 24, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647649/recovery-after-pilp-remineralization-of-dentin-lesions-created-with-two-cariogenic-acids
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K Saeki, Y-C Chien, G Nonomura, A F Chin, S Habelitz, L B Gower, S J Marshall, G W Marshall
OBJECTIVES: Acetate and lactate are important cariogenic acids produced by oral bacteria. They produced different residual dentin structures in artificial lesions of similar depth. We evaluated if such lesions responded in the same way to a polymer-induced-liquid-precursor (PILP) remineralization. DESIGN: Dentin blocks obtained from human third molars, divided into 6 groups (n=3). Blocks were demineralized with acetate (66h) or lactate (168h) buffer at pH 5.0 to create 140μm target lesion depths...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647292/risk-factors-of-refeeding-syndrome-in-malnourished-older-hospitalized-patients
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Maryam Pourhassan, Ingeborg Cuvelier, Ilse Gehrke, Christian Marburger, Mirja Katrin Modreker, Dorothee Volkert, Hans-Peter Willschrei, Rainer Wirth
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite the high prevalence of malnutrition among older hospitalized persons, it is unknown how many of these malnourished patients are at risk of developing the refeeding syndrome (RFS). In this study, we sought to compare the prevalence and severity of malnutrition among older hospitalized patients with prevalence of known risk factors of RFS. METHODS: This cross-sectional multicenter-study investigated older participants who were consecutively admitted to the geriatric acute care ward...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647284/the-effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-muscle-size-and-quality-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Malia N M Blue, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Eric T Trexler, Katie R Hirsch
OBJECTIVES: Despite growing popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) for improving health and fitness, limited data exist identifying the effects of HIIT on muscle characteristics. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 3-week HIIT intervention on muscle size and quality in overweight and obese men and women. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-four overweight and obese men and women (mean±SD; age: 35...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647204/return-to-competition-after-an-achilles-tendon-rupture-using-both-on-and-off-the-field-load-monitoring-as-guidance-a-case-report-of-a-top-level-soccer-player
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Maurizio Fanchini, Franco M Impellizzeri, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Franco Combi, Franco Benazzo, Mario Bizzini
OBJECTIVES: To describe the Return to competition after Achilles Tendon rupture (ATR) in an elite soccer player. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Return to sport (RTS) of a professional soccer player who suffered an ATR during a match. The RTS phase started 15 weeks after surgery and specific on-field activities were gradually introduced. Criteria used to monitor the transition through the different phases were strength and endurance of the calf muscle and ability to sustain specific on-field training loads (TL) monitored with Global Positioning System and heart-rate system...
April 29, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647059/-silhouettes-at-different-age-of-life-retrospective-appreciation-of-corpulence-and-his-impact-on-prevalence-of-hypertension-at-60years
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F Thomas, J P Empana, M A Charles, P Boutouyrie, X Jouven, B Pannier, N Danchin
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In epidemiological studies, recall of weight and height are not readily available at different ages of life. In order to improve the knowledge of the weight history, Sörensen et al. in 1983, developed a tool from silhouettes allowing an individual to evaluate his corpulence at different ages of life. Validity studies showed that measured weight and size were correlated to 80% in the reported silhouette. Studies have also shown that silhouettes are a good way to trace the weight history in an individual's life...
June 21, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646830/dietary-fiber-sources-consumption-and-overweight-among-polish-male-students-a-cross-sectional-study
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Beata Krusińska, Justyna Weronika Wuenstel, Joanna Kowalkowska, Lidia Wądołowska, Małgorzata Anna Słowińska
Background: There has been an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents and young adults, especially in men than women. Many adolescents have a sedentary lifestyle and consume more processed, low-fiber foods. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of fiber intake and its selected dietary source consumption in relation to the overweight among Polish male students. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 1,233 male students aged 13...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646479/negative-body-attitudes-and-sexual-dissatisfaction-in-men-the-mediating-role-of-body-self-consciousness-during-physical-intimacy
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Femke van den Brink, Manja Vollmann, Lot C Sternheim, Lotte J Berkhout, Renée A Zomerdijk, Liesbeth Woertman
Previous research indicated that negative attitudes about the body and appearance are common among men and demonstrated that negative body attitudes are associated with negative sexual experiences. The present study investigated the association between body attitudes and sexual dissatisfaction and the mediating role of body self-consciousness during physical intimacy. In a cross-sectional design, 201 Dutch men completed an online survey regarding body attitudes toward muscularity, body fat, height, and genitals, body self-consciousness during physical intimacy, and sexual dissatisfaction...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646440/a-comparison-of-three-different-intravitreal-treatment-modalities-of-macular-edema-due-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Havva Erdogan Kaldırım, Serpil Yazgan
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of intravitreal injection of ranibizumab, dexamethasone implant and aflibercept for the management of macular edema (ME) related to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS: This retrospective and comparative study included 62 eyes of 62 patients with BRVO and ME. Patients received one of the following treatments: 0.5 mg ranibizumab (group 1, n = 22), 0.7 mg dexamethasone implant (group 2, n = 20) and 2 mg aflibercept (group 3, n = 20)...
June 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646302/t-regulatory-cells-exhibit-a-biphasic-response-to-prolonged-endurance-exercise-in-humans
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Tom Clifford, Matthew J Wood, Philip Stocks, Glyn Howatson, Emma J Stevenson, Catharien M U Hilkens
PURPOSE: T-regulatory cells (Tregs) are a sub-population of lymphocytes that act to suppress aberrant immune responses. We investigated changes in the numbers of naïve and terminally differentiated Tregs in the peripheral blood to establish their role in the immuno-suppressive response to prolonged exercise. METHODS: Blood was drawn from seventeen experienced runners (age 40 ± 12 years; height 1.75 ± 0.08 m; mass 71.4 ± 10.8 kg) before, ~1 h after (POST-1h), and on the day following the marathon (POST-1d)...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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