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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823137/survey-of-genetic-structure-of-geese-using-novel-microsatellite-markers
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Fang-Yu Lai, Po-An Tu, Shih-Torng Ding, Min-Jung Lin, Shen-Chang Chang, En-Chung Lin, Ling-Ling Lo, Pei-Hwa Wang
Objective: The aim of this study was to create a set of microsatellite markers with high polymorphism for the genetic monitoring and genetic structure analysis of local goose populations. Methods: Novel microsatellite markers were isolated from the genomic DNA of white Roman geese using short tandem repeated probes. The DNA segments, including short tandem repeats, were tested for their variability among four populations of geese from the Changhua Animal Propagation Station (CAPS)...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822560/comparison-of-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-patients-%C3%A2-80-years-versus-those-80-years-in-israel-from-2000-to-2013
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Michael Shechter, Roy Rubinstein, Ilan Goldenberg, Shlomi Matetzki
Although patients ≥80 years old constitute the fastest-growing segment of the population and have a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, few data exist regarding the outcome of octogenarians with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In a retrospective study based on data of 13,432 ACS patients who were enrolled in the ACS Israel Survey, we first evaluated the clinical outcome of 1,731 ACS patients ≥80 years (13%) compared with 11,701 ACS patients <80 years (87%) hospitalized during 2000 to 2013. Second, we evaluated the clinical outcome of patients ≥80 years hospitalized during the 2000 to 2006 ("early") period (n = 1,037) compared with those of the same age group of patients hospitalized during the 2008 to 2013 ("late") period (n = 694)...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822520/coronary-artery-dimensions-in-normal-indians
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Barendra Kumar Raut, Vijaysinh Namdeo Patil, George Cherian
BACKGROUND: Diameter of coronary artery is an important predictor of outcome after percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. There is very limited data available about coronary artery dimensions in an Indian population. AIMS: To study the normal dimensions of the coronary artery segments in Indians without coronary artery disease by using quantitative coronary angiography and also to compare the dimensions in Indians with Western...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821893/benefits-of-population-segmentation-analysis-for-developing-health-policy-to-promote-patient-centred-care
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Jia Loon Chong, David B Matchar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821412/inhaled-corticosteroid-long-acting-bronchodilator-treatment-mitigates-stemi-clinical-presentation-in-copd-patients
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Marco Contoli, Gianluca Campo, Rita Pavasini, Irene Marchi, Alessia Pauletti, Cristina Balla, Antonio Spanevello, Roberto Ferrari, Alberto Papi
BACKGROUND: Patients with myocardial infarction and concomitant COPD are at increased risk of poor clinical outcomes, including death, as compared to patients without COPD. AIM: To investigate and compare the severity of the clinical presentation of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and of the short-(7days) and long-term-(end of follow up) mortality in COPD patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting bronchodilator (LABD) - either long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA) or long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) - vs...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818048/identification-of-cancer-risk-and-associated-behaviour-implications-for-social-marketing-campaigns-for-cancer-prevention
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Rebecca Kippen, Erica James, Bernadette Ward, Penny Buykx, Ardel Shamsullah, Wendy Watson, Kathy Chapman
BACKGROUND: Community misconception of what causes cancer is an important consideration when devising communication strategies around cancer prevention, while those initiating social marketing campaigns must decide whether to target the general population or to tailor messages for different audiences. This paper investigates the relationships between demographic characteristics, identification of selected cancer risk factors, and associated protective behaviours, to inform audience segmentation for cancer prevention social marketing...
August 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816092/attitudes-towards-science-among-spanish-citizens-the-case-of-critical-engagers
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Montaña Cámara, Ana Muñoz van den Eynde, José A López Cerezo
Using data obtained from Spanish surveys on the public perception of science, this article presents a critical review of current practices of population profile segmentation, including the one-dimensional representation of perceived risks and benefits and of the systematic underestimation of critical attitudes to the social impact of science and technology. We use discriminant analysis to detect a somewhat hidden cluster in the Spanish population which we call 'critical engagers'. These individuals are critically and socially responsible and are not reticent about expressing concern regarding scientific-technological change...
August 1, 2017: Public Understanding of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815918/a-model-based-approach-to-characterize-individual-inbreeding-at-both-global-and-local-genomic-scales
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T Druet, M Gautier
Inbreeding results from the mating of related individuals and may be associated with reduced fitness because it brings together deleterious variants in one individual. In general, inbreeding is estimated with respect to an arbitrary base population consisting of ancestors that are assumed unrelated. We herein propose a model-based approach to estimate and characterize individual inbreeding at both global and local genomic scales by assuming the individual genome is a mosaic of HBD (Homozygous-By-Descent) and non-HBD segments...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814777/the-microbial-ecosystem-distinguishes-chronically-diseased-tissue-from-adjacent-tissue-in-the-sigmoid-colon-of-chronic-recurrent-diverticulitis-patients
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Kathleen M Schieffer, Kate Sabey, Justin R Wright, David R Toole, Rebecca Drucker, Vasily Tokarev, Leonard R Harris, Sue Deiling, Melanie A Eshelman, John P Hegarty, Gregory S Yochum, Walter A Koltun, Regina Lamendella, David B Stewart
Diverticular disease is commonly associated with the older population in the United States. As individual's age, diverticulae, or herniation of the mucosa through the colonic wall, develop. In 10-25% of individuals, the diverticulae become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. The gut ecosystem relies on the interaction of bacteria and fungi to maintain homeostasis. Although bacterial dysbiosis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diverticulitis, associations between the microbial ecosystem and diverticulitis remain largely unstudied...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814512/zoonotic-risk-pathogenesis-and-transmission-of-avian-origin-h3n2-canine-influenza-virus
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Hailiang Sun, Sherry Blackmon, Guohua Yang, Kaitlyn Waters, Tao Li, Ratanaporn Tangwangvivat, Yifei Xu, Daniel Shyu, Feng Wen, Jim Cooley, Lucy Senter, Xiaoxu Lin, Richard Jarman, Larry Hanson, Richard Webby, Xiu-Feng Wan
Two subtypes of influenza A virus (IAV), avian-origin canine influenza virus H3N2 (CIV-H3N2) and equine-origin CIV-H3N8, are enzootic in the canine population. Dogs have demonstrated seroconversion to diverse IAVs and naturally occurring reassortants of CIV-H3N2 and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus (pdmH1N1) have been isolated. We conducted a thorough phenotypic evaluation of CIV-H3N2 in order to assess its threat to human health. Using ferret-generated antisera we determined that CIV-H3N2 is antigenically distinct from contemporary human H3N2 IAVs, suggesting there may be minimal herd immunity in humans...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814064/electrical-properties-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-spectroscopy-as-biomarkers-of-age-related-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-quality
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Yosuke Yamada, Bjoern Buehring, Diane Krueger, Rozalyn M Anderson, Dale A Schoeller, Neil Binkley
Skeletal muscle, in addition to being comprised of a heterogeneous muscle fiber population, also includes extracellular components that do not contribute to positive tensional force production. Here we test segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (S-BIS) to assess muscle intracellular mass and composition. S-BIS can evaluate electrical properties that may be related to muscle force production. Muscle fiber membranes separate the intracellular components from the extracellular environment and consist of lipid bilayers which act as an electrical capacitor...
September 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813753/pre-guideline-trends-associated-with-chest-radiograph-usage-for-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-emergency-department-settings
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Eric W Jones, Benjamin Meyer, Aaron M Berg, Benson S Hsu
BACKGROUND: Health care spending in the U.S. totaled $3 trillion in 2014 and continues to increase rapidly. Minimizing waste through clinical guidelines is a promising strategy to reduce spending without compromising patient care. In 2011, clinical guidelines recommended against the use of chest X-ray (CXR) for diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in pediatric ambulatory settings. However, use of CXR has not changed post-guideline. Thus, understanding the drivers of CXR utilization prior to guideline implementation could improve guideline adherence...
May 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813577/spatial-correspondence-between-intraretinal-fluid-subretinal-fluid-and-pigment-epithelial-detachment-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sophie Klimscha, Sebastian M Waldstein, Thomas Schlegl, Hrvoje Bogunovic, Amir Sadeghipour, Ana-Maria Philip, Dominika Podkowinski, Eleonore Pablik, Li Zhang, Michael D Abramoff, Milan Sonka, Bianca S Gerendas, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
Purpose: To identify the spatial distribution of exudative features of choroidal neovascularization in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) based on the localization of intraretinal cystoid fluid (IRC), subretinal fluid (SRF), and pigment-epithelial detachment (PED). Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study included spectral-domain optical coherence tomography volume scans (6 × 6 mm) of 1341 patients with treatment-naïve nAMD. IRC, SRF, and PED were detected on a per-voxel basis using fully automated segmentation algorithms...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812736/the-evolution-and-population-diversity-of-human-specific-segmental-duplications
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Megan Y Dennis, Lana Harshman, Bradley J Nelson, Osnat Penn, Stuart Cantsilieris, John Huddleston, Francesca Antonacci, Kelsi Penewit, Laura Denman, Archana Raja, Carl Baker, Kenneth Mark, Maika Malig, Nicolette Janke, Claudia Espinoza, Holly A F Stessman, Xander Nuttle, Kendra Hoekzema, Tina A Lindsay-Graves, Richard K Wilson, Evan E Eichler
Segmental duplications contribute to human evolution, adaptation and genomic instability but are often poorly characterized. We investigate the evolution, genetic variation and coding potential of human-specific segmental duplications (HSDs). We identify 218 HSDs based on analysis of 322 deeply sequenced archaic and contemporary hominid genomes. We sequence 550 human and nonhuman primate genomic clones to reconstruct the evolution of the largest, most complex regions with protein-coding potential (N = 80 genes from 33 gene families)...
February 17, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811142/anatomical-analysis-of-human-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-cervical-spine-special-consideration-to-the-attachments-coverage-and-lateral-extent
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Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Hidetomi Terai, Javid Akhgar, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression surgeries of cervical spine such as laminoplasty and laminoforaminotomy are well established and increasing in aging population. The anatomical knowledge of cervical ligamentum flavum (LF) is critical to perform posterior spinal surgeries, however, few studies have evaluated it, especially the relation of LF and neural foramen. METHODS: The whole spine was removed en bloc from 15 formalin-embalmed human cadavers and then divided into two segments along the pedicle bases...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810929/the-impact-of-age-and-gut-microbiota-on-th17-and-tfh-cells-in-k-bxn-autoimmune-arthritis
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Fei Teng, Krysta M Felix, C Pierce Bradley, Debdut Naskar, Heqing Ma, Walid A Raslan, Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu
BACKGROUND: Age is an important risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which often develops in middle age. However, how age-associated changes in immunity impact RA is poorly understood. Gut microbiota are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of RA, but the effects of microbiota in older subjects remain mostly unknown. METHODS: We used segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB), a gut commensal species with immunomodulatory effects, and K/BxN mice, a T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic model, to study the effect of age and microbiota on autoimmune arthritis...
August 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809952/computational-and-experimental-analysis-of-short-peptide-motifs-for-enzyme-inhibition
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Jinglin Fu, Luca Larini, Anthony J Cooper, John W Whittaker, Azka Ahmed, Junhao Dong, Minyoung Lee, Ting Zhang
The metabolism of living systems involves many enzymes that play key roles as catalysts and are essential to biological function. Searching ligands with the ability to modulate enzyme activities is central to diagnosis and therapeutics. Peptides represent a promising class of potential enzyme modulators due to the large chemical diversity, and well-established methods for library synthesis. Peptides and their derivatives are found to play critical roles in modulating enzymes and mediating cellular uptakes, which are increasingly valuable in therapeutics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806925/genomic-data-illuminates-demography-genetic-structure-and-selection-of-a-popular-dog-breed
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Pamela Wiener, Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Dylan N Clements, John A Woolliams, Marie J Haskell, Sarah C Blott
BACKGROUND: Genomic methods have proved to be important tools in the analysis of genetic diversity across the range of species and can be used to reveal processes underlying both short- and long-term evolutionary change. This study applied genomic methods to investigate population structure and inbreeding in a common UK dog breed, the Labrador Retriever. RESULTS: We found substantial within-breed genetic differentiation, which was associated with the role of the dog (i...
August 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806592/validation-of-simplified-centre-of-mass-models-during-gait-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke
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Andrew H Huntley, Alison Schinkel-Ivy, Anthony Aqui, Avril Mansfield
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of using a multiple segment (full-body) kinematic model in clinical gait assessment is difficult when considering obstacles such as time and cost constraints. While simplified gait models have been explored in healthy individuals, no such work to date has been conducted in a stroke population. The aim of this study was to quantify the errors of simplified kinematic models for chronic stroke gait assessment. METHODS: Sixteen individuals with chronic stroke (>6months), outfitted with full body kinematic markers, performed a series of gait trials...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806010/blastomycosis-and-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-temozolomide
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Aiham H Jbeli, John Yu
Malignant glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is the most common primary malignancy of the brain in the U.S. Temozolomide (TMZ) is the cornerstone of management along with surgical resection and radiotherapy. Because of the reduction in the CD4+ lymphocyte count as a side effect of TMZ use, this patient population is under risk for opportunistic infections like Pneumocystis jiroveci. A male patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiform presented with non-productive cough and chest pain. Before presentation, the patient received the standard therapy including surgical resection, radiation and TMZ...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
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