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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912013/sprouting-as-a-gardening-strategy-to-obtain-superior-supplementary-food-evidence-from-a-seed-caching-marine-worm
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Zhenchang Zhu, Jim van Belzen, Tao Hong, Tadao Kunihiro, Tom Ysebaert, Peter M J Herman, Tjeerd J Bouma
Only a handful of non-human animals are known to grow their own food by cultivating high-yield fungal or algal crops as staple food. Here we report an alternative strategy utilized by an omnivorous marine worm, Hediste diversicolor, to supplement its diet: gardening by sprouting seeds. In addition to having many other known feeding modes, we showed using video recordings and manipulative mesocosm experiments that this species can also behave like gardeners by deliberately burying cordgrass seeds in their burrows, which has been previously shown to reduce the loss of seeds to water...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901038/burden-assessment-in-caregivers-of-patients-with-home-artificial-nutrition-a-need-and-a-challenge
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R Villar-Taibo, M A Martínez-Olmos, D Bellido-Guerrero, A Calleja-Fernández, R Peinó-García, A Martís-Sueiro, E Camarero-González, V Ríos-Barreiro, P Cao-Sánchez, R Durán-Martínez, M-J Rodríguez-Iglesias, B Rodríguez-Blanco, J Rojo-Valdés
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Caregiving can be a stressful task with severe consequences on caregivers' health. Our aim was to evaluate the profile and the burden of caregivers of patients with home artificial nutrition (HAN) in our area. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of patients who had started HAN over a period of a year (n=573) and their home caregivers (n=103). Epidemiological characteristics of the patients and the type of HAN were registered...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900726/survey-on-german-palliative-care-specialists-experiences-with-advance-directives
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Julia Zenz, Michael Zenz
INTRODUCTION: Advance directives (AD) play a central role in end-of-life treatments, intensive care, and palliative care. However, little is known about the experiences of healthcare professionals with ADs. This study reports on palliative care professionals' views on advance directives (AD). METHODS: A questionnaire was handed out to attendants of a palliative care symposium. RESULTS: Complete answers were obtained from 126 physicians and 276 nurses...
November 29, 2016: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899911/pain-perception-in-unresponsive-wakefulness-syndrome-may-challenge-the-interruption-of-artificial-nutrition-and-hydration-neuroethics-in-action
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Francesco Riganello, Simone Macrì, Enrico Alleva, Carlo Petrini, Andrea Soddu, Josè Leòn-Carriòn, Giuliano Dolce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893844/the-florida-harvester-ant-pogonomyrmex-badius-relies-on-germination-to-consume-large-seeds
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Walter R Tschinkel, Christina L Kwapich
The Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, is one of many ant species and genera that stores large numbers of seeds in damp, underground chambers for later consumption. A comparison of the sizes of seeds recovered from storage chambers with those of seed husks discarded following consumption revealed that the used seeds are far smaller than stored seeds. This difference in use-rate was confirmed in field and laboratory colonies by offering marked seeds of various sizes and monitoring the appearance of size-specific chaff...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878797/choosing-wisely-at-the-end-of-life-the-crucial-role-of-medical-indication
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Gian Domenico Borasio, Ralf J Jox
At the end of life, several treatments are administered routinely that lack medical indication and may cause significant harm to patients. Examples include artificial hydration and oxygen therapy in the dying phase, as well as enteral nutrition in advanced dementia. Medical indication is defined as the appropriateness of a therapeutic or diagnostic measure in the patient's concrete clinical situation, in light of the best available evidence. The decision about the absence or presence of a medical indication is a core competence of physicians...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876931/the-prevalence-of-non-indigenous-parasitic-copepod-neoergasilus-japonicus-spreads-with-fishes-of-pet-trade-in-kerman-iran
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Mohammad Mirzaei, Hosein Khovand, Reza Kheirandish
Ergasilids are copepods living in the river mouth of freshwaters and parasitic on Teleost fish family in both natural and artificial environments. So far, 5 species of the copepod have been discovered that belong to the genus Neoergasilus. This copepod is most likely to be disseminated through aquarium trades, aquaculture and over-nutrition, or construction of sand carrying water. The females of Ergasilidae are external parasites attaching to the anal and dorsal fins and sometimes to gills and nasal cavities of fish living in freshwaters...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875634/the-stringent-response-plays-a-key-role-in-bacillus-subtilis-survival-of-fatty-acid-starvation
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A A Pulschen, D E Sastre, F Machinandiarena, A Crotta Asis, D Albanesi, D de Mendoza, F J Gueiros-Filho
The stringent response is a universal adaptive mechanism to protect bacteria from nutritional and environmental stresses. The role of the stringent response during lipid starvation has been studied only in Gram-negative bacteria. Here we report that the stringent response also plays a crucial role in the adaptation of the model Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis to fatty acid starvation. B. subtilis lacking all three (p)ppGpp-synthetases (RelBs , RelP and RelQ) or bearing a RelBs variant that no longer synthesizes (p)ppGpp suffer extreme loss of viability upon lipid starvation...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875279/biochemical-markers-of-nutrition-support-in-critically-ill-trauma-victims
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Brodie Parent, Max Seaton, Grant E O'Keefe
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, plasma serum albumin and transthyretin concentrations are thought to reflect the effects of acute illness, including resuscitation and inflammation. Their use as markers for preexisting nutrition status is, therefore, not recommended. Whether they can be used to assess subsequent effectiveness of artificial nutrition support is unclear. We sought to determine if these biomarkers are associated with enteral caloric intake in critically ill trauma patients...
October 3, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869724/mosquito-oviposition-behavior-and-vector-control
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Jonathan F Day
The burden of gene transfer from one mosquito generation to the next falls on the female and her eggs. The selection of an oviposition site that guarantees egg and larval survival is a critical step in the reproductive process. The dangers associated with ephemeral aquatic habitats, lengthy droughts, freezing winters, and the absence of larval nutrition makes careful oviposition site selection by a female mosquito extremely important. Mosquito species exhibit a remarkable diversity of oviposition behaviors that ensure eggs are deposited into microenvironments conducive for successful larval development and the emergence of the next mosquito generation...
November 18, 2016: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862411/natural-and-artificial-hyperimmune-solutions-impact-on-health-in-puppies
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H Mila, A Grellet, C Mariani, A Feugier, B Guard, J Suchodolski, J Steiner, S Chastant-Maillard
Colostrum and milk are complex mammary secretions providing the puppy with many nutritional and immunological factors, which play a crucial role for its correct development and survival. In the case of colostrum and/or milk intake deficiency, puppies are at increased risk of infectious diseases. This work reviews the various nutritional hyperimmune supplementations proposed to provide a passive immune protection and to positively impact puppies' health. Some strategies rely on canine immunoglobulins: canine colostrum banking and canine serum/plasma supplementation...
November 15, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857539/inhibition-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-by-lactobacillus-acidophilus-n-v-er2-317-402
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Haykuhi Charchoghlyan, Heejun Kwon, Dong-Ju Hwang, Jong Suk Lee, Junsoo Lee, Myunghee Kim
Lactobacillus acidophilus n.v. Er2 317/402 strain Narine is known as a health beneficial functional probiotic culture and supplementary source of nutrition for newborns. In this study, in vitro antimicrobial activities of Narine-lyophilized (Narine-L), Narine-heat treated (Narine-HT), and Narine crude cell-free extract (Narine-CCFE) were evaluated against pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) in agar as well as in a reconstituted powdered infant formula (RPIF) model. Inhibition zones of 30 mg Narine-L and Narine-HT were both 150 U, whereas inhibition zone of 30 mg Narine-CCFE was 200 U...
October 31, 2016: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856490/prevalence-and-contents-of-advance-directives-of-patients-with-esrd-receiving-dialysis
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Molly A Feely, Daniel Hildebrandt, Jithinraj Edakkanambeth Varayil, Paul S Mueller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: ESRD requiring dialysis is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates, including increased rates of cognitive impairment, compared with the general population. About one quarter of patients receiving dialysis choose to discontinue dialysis at the end of life. Advance directives are intended to give providers and surrogates instruction on managing medical decision making, including end of life situations. The prevalence of advance directives is low among patients receiving dialysis...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850106/466-insulin-dose-helps-identify-patients-who-benefit-most-from-artificial-nutrition
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Naoki Higashibeppu, Sobue Kazuya, Daren Heyland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843445/long-term-survival-of-patients-receiving-artificial-nutrition-in-japanese-psychiatric-hospitals
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Keiichi Abe, Ryuko Yamashita, Keiko Kondo, Keiko Takayama, Osamu Yokota, Yoshiki Sato, Mitsumasa Kawai, Hideki Ishizu, Tadao Nakashima, Hideki Hayashi, Kenji Nakata, Hiroyuki Asaba, Koichi Kadota, Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Yumi Morisada, Etsuko Oshima, Seishi Terada
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Most patients with dementia suffer from dysphagia in the terminal stage of the disease. In Japan, most elderly patients with dysphagia receive either tube feeding or total parenteral nutrition. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the factors determining longer survival with artificial nutrition. Various clinical characteristics of 168 inpatients receiving artificial nutrition without oral intake in psychiatric hospitals in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, were evaluated...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831459/an-investigation-into-the-relationship-between-plain-water-intake-and-glycated-hb-hba1c-a-sex-stratified-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-uk-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-2008-2012
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Harriet A Carroll, James A Betts, Laura Johnson
The aim of this study was to analyse the association between plain water intake and glycated Hb (HbA1c) in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2008-2012) rolling survey. These data included diet (4-d diaries) and HbA1c (fasted blood sample) measures of 456 men and 579 women aged 44 (sd 18) years with full information on covariates of interest (age, ethnicity, BMI, smoking status, education, other beverage intake, energy intake and fibre). Data were analysed using sex-stratified linear and logistic regressions modelling the associations of cups per d (240 ml) of plain water with HbA1c, and odds of HbA1c≥5·5 %, respectively...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826765/what-kind-of-relationship-is-between-body-mass-index-and-body-fat-percentage
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Aleksandar Kupusinac, Edita Stokić, Enes Sukić, Olivera Rankov, Andrea Katić
Although body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (B F %) are well known as indicators of nutritional status, there are insuficient data whether the relationship between them is linear or not. There are appropriate linear and quadratic formulas that are available to predict B F % from age, gender and BMI. On the other hand, our previous research has shown that artificial neural network (ANN) is a more accurate method for that. The aim of this study is to analyze relationship between BMI and B F % by using ANN and big dataset (3058 persons)...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821224/increased-dietary-protein-in-the-second-trimester-of-gestation-increases-live-weight-gain-and-carcass-composition-in-weaner-calves-to-6-months-of-age
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G G Miguel-Pacheco, L D Curtain, C Rutland, L Knott, S T Norman, N J Phillips, V E A Perry
Genetically similar nulliparous Polled Hereford heifers from a closed pedigree herd were used to evaluate the effects of dietary protein during the first and second trimester of gestation upon foetal, placental and postnatal growth. Heifers were randomly allocated into two groups at 35 days after artificial insemination (35 days post conception (dpc)) to a single bull and fed high (15.7% CP) or low (5.9% CP) protein in the first trimester (T1). At 90 dpc, half of each nutritional treatment group changed to a high- or low-protein diet for the second trimester until 180 dpc (T2)...
November 8, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802064/the-quality-of-physician-orders-for-life-sustaining-treatment-decisions-a-pilot-study
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Susan E Hickman, Bernard J Hammes, Alexia M Torke, Rebecca L Sudore, Greg A Sachs
BACKGROUND: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms are used to document patient treatment preferences as medical orders. Prior research demonstrates that use of POLST alters medical treatments in a way that is consistent with the POLST orders. However, there are minimal data about the quality of POLST decisions, including whether they reflect the current preferences of well-informed patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the quality of POLST decisions...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765466/-wasting-in-chronic-kidney-disease-refeeding-techniques-and-artificial-nutrition-practices
#20
Céline Pasian, Raymond Azar, Denis Fouque
Protein energy wasting (PEW) is an independent factor associated with morbi-mortality in chronic kidney disease. Wasting is particularly common in chronic diseases of organs such as kidney disease with a major impact at the stage of dialysis. It covers 20 to 70% of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease according to the degree of evolution of the disease and the diagnostic method used patients. Mechanisms of PEW are based mainly on anorexia and metabolic abnormalities caused by kidney disease. Nutritional treatment differs depending on the stage of the kidney disease acute or chronic treated whether or not by dialysis...
October 17, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
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