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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901283/a-systematic-review-of-religious-beliefs-about-major-end-of-life-issues-in-the-five-major-world-religions
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Rajshekhar Chakraborty, Areej R El-Jawahri, Mark R Litzow, Karen L Syrjala, Aric D Parnes, Shahrukh K Hashmi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the religious/spiritual beliefs of followers of the five major world religions about frequently encountered medical situations at the end of life (EoL). METHOD: This was a systematic review of observational studies on the religious aspects of commonly encountered EoL situations. The databases used for retrieving studies were: Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid PsycINFO, Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus...
October 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893410/an-artificial-neural-network-to-predict-resting-energy-expenditure-in-obesity
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Emmanuel Disse, Séverine Ledoux, Cécile Bétry, Cyrielle Caussy, Christine Maitrepierre, Muriel Coupaye, Martine Laville, Chantal Simon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The resting energy expenditure (REE) determination is important in nutrition for adequate dietary prescription. The gold standard i.e. indirect calorimetry is not available in clinical settings. Thus, several predictive equations have been developed, but they lack of accuracy in subjects with extreme weight including obese populations. Artificial neural networks (ANN) are useful predictive tools in the area of artificial intelligence, used in numerous clinical fields...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887546/metabolomics-differences-between-silkworms-bombyx-mori-reared-on-fresh-mulberry-morus-leaves-or-artificial-diets
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Hui-Ling Dong, Sheng-Xiang Zhang, Hui Tao, Zhuo-Hua Chen, Xue Li, Jian-Feng Qiu, Wen-Zhao Cui, Yang-Hu Sima, Wei-Zheng Cui, Shi-Qing Xu
Silkworms (Bombyx mori) reared on artificial diets have great potential applications in sericulture. However, the mechanisms underlying the enhancement of metabolic utilization by altering silkworm nutrition are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms responsible for the poor development and low silk protein synthesis efficiency of silkworms fed artificial diets. After multi-generational selection of the ingestive behavior of silkworms to artificial diets, we obtained two strains, one of which developed well and another in which almost all its larvae starved to death on the artificial diets...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886707/health-outcomes-of-non-nutritive-sweeteners-analysis-of-the-research-landscape
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REVIEW
Szimonetta Lohner, Ingrid Toews, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Food products containing non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) instead of sugar have become increasingly popular in the last decades. Their appeal is obviously related to their calorie-free sweet taste. However, with the dramatic increase in their consumption, it is reasonable and timely to evaluate their potential health benefits and, more importantly, potential adverse effects. The main aim of this scoping review was to map the evidence about health outcomes possibly associated with regular NNS consumption by examining the extent, range, and nature of research activity in this area...
September 8, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883187/requirements-analysis-for-a-clinical-decision-support-system-aiming-at-improving-the-artificial-nutrition-of-critically-ill-patients
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Christina Schüttler, Marc Hinderer, Stefan Kraus, Anne-Katharina Lang, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Ixchel Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Nutrition support is an important aspect regarding the care of critically ill patients. Malnutrition affects the recovery process negatively. However, the impact on the clinical outcome is often underestimated in complex clinical settings due to several factors hindering optimization of nutrition. OBJECTIVE: To identify the requirements for a clinical decision support system that enables the medical staff to improve its patients' nutritional status. METHODS: A literature review and interviews with two senior physicians were conducted to refine the requirements for the support system as well as to determine the inclusion criteria for a subsequent intervention study...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864984/the-importance-of-the-periconception-period-immediate-effects-in-cattle-breeding-and-in-assisted-reproduction-such-as-artificial-insemination-and-embryo-transfer
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Mieke Van Eetvelde, Sonia Heras, J L M R Leroy, Ann Van Soom, Geert Opsomer
In livestock breeding, the successful outcome is largely depending on the "periconception environment" which, in a narrow sense, refers to the genital tract, where gametogenesis and embryogenesis occur. During these early stages of development, gametes and embryos are known to be particularly sensitive to alterations in their microenvironment. However, as the microenvironment somehow reflects what is going on in the external world, we must widen our definition of "periconception environment" and refer to all events taking place around the time of conception, including metabolic state and health and nutrition of the dam...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855460/the-survival-prognosis-of-elderly-undernourished-inpatients-admitted-to-the-internal-medical-department-of-an-emergency-hospital-as-assessed-using-the-nutritional-screening-tool-conut-for-controlling-nutritional-status
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Mototaka Niwano
AIM: CONUT, a tool for "CONtrolling NUTritional status" assesses the nutritional status of a subject by taking into account their serum albumin level, total cholesterol level and total lymphocyte count. Elderly undernourished inpatients admitted to the internal medical department were divided into two groups, those who left the hospital and those who died in the hospital. The goal of this study was to analyze whether or not the CONUT score, serum albumin level, total cholesterol level and total lymphocyte count could predict the survival prognosis of elderly undernourished inpatients and to show the ratio of patients discharged with artificial hydration and nutrition (AHN)...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845830/the-home-management-of-artificial-nutrition-a-survey-among-doctors-and-nurses
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Sara Gamberi, Diletta Calamassi, David Coletta, Silvia Dolenti, Alice Valoriani, Roberto Tarquini
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: The management of Artificial Nutrition (NA), especially in the home environment (HAN) requires specific skills in order to ensure the correct therapeutic education, prevention of complications and the provision of appropriate treatment to the person. The aim of this survey was to identify the perceptions of nurses and doctors, as well as comparing to their perceived competence in NA and the gap between their perceived versus actual knowledge and management methods...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842799/strategy-to-identify-the-causes-and-to-solve-a-sludge-granulation-problem-in-methanogenic-reactors-application-to-a-full-scale-plant-treating-cheese-wastewater
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Hervé Macarie, Maricela Esquivel, Acela Laguna, Olivier Baron, Rachid El Mamouni, Serge R Guiot, Oscar Monroy
Granulation of biomass is at the basis of the operation of the most successful anaerobic systems (UASB, EGSB and IC reactors) applied worldwide for wastewater treatment. Despite of decades of studies of the biomass granulation process, it is still not fully understood and controlled. "Degranulation/lack of granulation" is a problem that occurs sometimes in anaerobic systems resulting often in heavy loss of biomass and poor treatment efficiencies or even complete reactor failure. Such a problem occurred in Mexico in two full-scale UASB reactors treating cheese wastewater...
August 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841708/using-transrectal-ultrasound-to-examine-the-effect-of-exogenous-progesterone-on-early-embryonic-loss-in-sheep
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Jessica Paige Rickard, Gabrielle Ryan, Evelyn Hall, Simon Paul de Graaf, Robert Hermes
The financial impact of early embryonic loss in Australia may be as high as $137 million AUD/year. Embryos may be lost due to environmental conditions, or maternal factors such as nutrition or progesterone (P4) profiles. However, studies on the supplementation of P4 during early pregnancy have returned contradictory results, partly as a reliable method of detecting embryos in the early stages of gestation (<day 20) has yet be established. As such, Merino ewes (n = 62) were either not supplemented (control) or were given exogenous P4 at the time of insemination (day 0) or 3 days later (day 3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796799/differential-outcomes-of-zika-virus-infection-in-aedes-aegypti-orally-challenged-with-infectious-blood-meals-and-infectious-protein-meals
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Yan-Jang S Huang, Amy C Lyons, Wei-Wen Hsu, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham
BACKGROUND: Infection of mosquitoes is an essential step for the transmission of mosquito-borne arboviruses in nature. Engorgement of infectious blood meals from viremic infected vertebrate hosts allows the entry of viruses and initiates infection of midgut epithelial cells. Historically, the infection process of arboviruses in mosquitoes has been studied through the engorgement of mosquitoes from viremic laboratory animals or from artificial feeders containing blood mixed with viruses harvested from cell cultures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794309/enteral-formula-containing-egg-yolk-lecithin-improves-diarrhea
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Tetsuro Akashi, Ayano Muto, Yayoi Takahashi, Hiroshi Nishiyama
Diarrhea often occurs during enteral nutrition. Recently, several reports showed that diarrhea improves by adding egg yolk lecithin, an emulsifier, in an enteral formula. Therefore, we evaluated if this combination could improve diarrhea outcomes. We retrospectively investigated the inhibitory effects on watery stools by replacing a polymeric fomula with that containing egg yolk lecithin. Then, we investigated the emulsion stability in vitro. Next, we examined the lipid absorption using different emulsifiers among bile duct-ligated rats and assessed whether egg yolk lecithin, medium-chain triglyceride, and dietary fiber can improve diarrhea outcomes in a rat model of short bowel syndrome...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790921/fatty-acid-profile-of-neutral-and-polar-lipid-fraction-of-wild-eggs-and-hatchlings-from-wild-and-captive-reared-broodstock-of-octopus-vulgaris
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Juan Estefanell, Antonio Mesa-Rodríguez, Besay Ramírez, Antonio La Barbera, Juan Socorro, Carmen María Hernandez-Cruz, María Soledad Izquierdo
The culture of Octopus vulgaris is constrained by unsolved problems in paralarvae rearing, mainly associated to the unknown nutritional requirements of this species in early stages. In this article we studied the fatty acid profile (total, neutral, and polar lipid fractions) in wild eggs and wild hatchlings, collected in Gran Canaria (SW) (Spain) with artificial dens, in comparison to hatchlings obtained in captivity from broodstock fed on trash fish species. Total lipids were 11.5-13.5% dw, with the polar fraction representing a 70...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782989/longitudinal-modelling-of-the-exposure-of-young-uk-patients-with-pku-to-acesulfame-k-and-sucralose
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Aaron J O'Sullivan, Sandrine Pigat, Cian O'Mahony, Michael J Gibney, Aideen I McKevitt
Artificial sweeteners are used in protein substitutes intended for the dietary management of inborn errors of metabolism (phenylketonuria, PKU) to improve the variety of medical foods available to patients and ensure dietary adherence to the prescribed course of dietary management. These patients can be exposed to artificial sweeteners from the combination of free and prescribed foods. Young children have a higher risk of exceeding acceptable daily intakes (ADI) for additives than adults, due to higher food intakes per kg body weight...
August 23, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777356/health-effects-of-carotenoids-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
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REVIEW
Monika A Zielińska, Aleksandra Wesołowska, Beata Pawlus, Jadwiga Hamułka
Adequate nutrition is particularly important during pregnancy since it is needed not only for maintaining the health of the mother, but also determines the course of pregnancy and its outcome, fetus development as well as the child's health after birth and during the later period of life. Data coming from epidemiological and interventions studies support the observation that carotenoids intake provide positive health effects in adults and the elderly population. These health effects are the result of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties...
August 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771490/effect-of-growing-media-and-fertilization-on-sugarcane-flowering-under-artificial-photoperiod
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Anna L Hale, Paul M White, Charles L Webber, James R Todd
The USDA-ARS Sugarcane Variety Development Program in Houma, LA aims to maximize the number of panicles available for crossing through artificial manipulation of the environment. In a three-year study, the effect of growing media, fertilizer treatment, and their interaction on sugarcane flowering (% of panicles emerged), and number of days to flowering (DTF) under an artificial photoperiod treatment were assessed. The commercially-available sugarcane cultivar, 'HoCP 96-540' was planted in 2.8-L pots and subjected to the standard local photoperiod treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759601/prevalence-of-toxocara-species-infection-in-the-u-s-results-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2011-2014
#17
Aaron Farmer, Thomas Beltran, Young Sammy Choi
Toxocariasis is one of the most common neglected infections of poverty in the U.S. with a reported National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III (1988-1994) seroprevalence of 13.9% based on enzyme immunoassay testing. We reviewed NHANES data from 2011-2014 to assess current levels. Sera collected from NHANES 2011-2014 participants six years and older were tested for exposure using rTc-CTL-1 antigen, a more sensitive and specific recombinant antigen for IgG antibodies for Toxocara spp. These results were subdivided into children (age 6-17) and adults (age ≥ 18) and then compared between various sociodemographic characteristics...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738142/metabolomics-reveals-cu-oh-2-nanopesticide-activated-anti-oxidative-pathways-and-decreased-beneficial-antioxidants-in-spinach-leaves
#18
Lijuan Zhao, Yuxiong Huang, Adeyemi S Adeleye, Arturo A Keller
While the use of nanopesticides in modern agriculture continues to increase, their effects on crop plants are still poorly understood. Here, 4 week old spinach plants grown in an artificial medium were exposed via foliar spray to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide (0.18 and 18 mg/plant) or Cu ions (0.15 and 15 mg/plant) for 7 days. A gas chromatography-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry metabolomics approach was applied to assess metabolic alterations induced by Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide in spinach leaves. Exposure to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide and copper ions induced alterations in the metabolite profiles of spinach leaves...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733180/association-between-malnutrition-and-oral-health-in-dutch-nursing-home-residents-results-of-the-lpz-study
#19
Viviënne A L Huppertz, Gert-Jan van der Putten, Ruud J G Halfens, Jos M G A Schols, Lisette C P G M de Groot
INTRODUCTION: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and FDI World Dental Federation (FDI), malnutrition and bad oral health are of great concern to global health, especially among the older population. This study aimed to assess the associations between oral health problems ([artificial] teeth problems, chewing problems, and xerostomia) and malnutrition in residents of somatic and psychogeriatric wards in Dutch nursing homes. METHODS: Data of the cross-sectional National Prevalence Measurement of Quality of Care study (Landelijke Prevalentiemeting Zorgproblemen study) in the Netherlands were used to evaluate nutritional status and oral health of 3220 residents, aged 65 or older and living in somatic or psychogeriatric wards in Dutch nursing homes...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714216/contributions-of-the-oligopeptide-permeases-in-multistep-of-vibrio-alginolyticus-pathogenesis
#20
Wenjia Liu, Lixing Huang, Yongquan Su, Yingxue Qin, Lingmin Zhao, Qingpi Yan
Vibrio alginolyticus has been associated with several diseases of cultivated marine animals, and has led to considerable economic losses. The oligopeptide permease (Opp) has been proven to play a variety of important roles in nutrition and virulence in several bacteria. In our previous research, the opp gene cluster was identified in Vibrio alginolyticus with transcriptome sequence, which also indicated that the Opp system might play roles in the regulation of adhesion. In this study, the relationship between V...
July 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
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