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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475129/effects-of-short-term-feeding-of-different-sources-of-fatty-acids-in-pre-mating-diets-on-reproductive-performance-and-blood-metabolites-of-fat-tailed-iranian-afshari-ewes
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H Mirzaei-Alamouti, Z Mohammadi, M H Shahir, M Vazirigohar, M Mansouryar
The effects of dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (FAs) in pre-mating diets on reproductive performances and metabolic status of ewes have not been well investigated. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of supplementing different source of FAs on different aspects of reproductive performance of fat-tailed Iranian Afshari ewes. Thirty-two cycling, multiparous Afshari ewes were divided into four groups and fed one of the isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets supplemented with Sunflower oil (SFO), Fish oil (FO), calcium salt of palm oil (CaPO) and/or an equal mixture of SFO + FO (SFOFO)...
February 15, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474995/evaluation-of-performance-based-outcome-measures-for-the-upper-limb-a-comprehensive-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Sophie Wang, Janice Hsu, Lauren Trent, Tiffany Ryan, Nathan Kearns, Eugene Civillico, Kimberly Kontson
Objective performance-based outcome measures (OMs) have the potential to provide unbiased and reproducible assessments of limb function. However, very few of these performance-based OMs have been validated for upper limb (UL) prosthesis users. OMs validated in other clinical populations (e.g. neurological or musculoskeletal conditions) could be used to fill gaps in existing performance-based OMs for UL amputees. Additionally, a joint review might reveal consistent gaps across multiple clinical populations. Therefore, the objective of this review was to systematically characterize prominent measures utilized in both sets of clinical populations with regard to (1) location of task performance around the body, (2) possible grips employed, (3) bilateral vs...
February 20, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471977/effects-of-parity-on-productive-reproductive-metabolic-and-hormonal-responses-of-holstein-cows
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Jéssica Tatiana Morales Piñeyrúa, Santiago Rafael Fariña, Alejandro Mendoza
The objective of this study was to determine the effects that parity may have on production, reproduction and the metabolic status of Holstein cows managed in a production system based on total mixed ration and pasture. Primiparous (n = 22) and multiparous (n = 24) cows from a dairy farm research station in Uruguay were used in a completely randomized design. Body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS) and backfat thickness (BFT) were recorded weekly from -30 to 70 days postpartum. Milk production was measured daily, and milk composition was determined weekly...
February 2, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471513/the-genetic-correlation-between-scapula-shape-and-shoulder-lesions-in-sows
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Ø Nordbø, L E Gangsei, T Aasmundstad, E Grindflek, J Kongsro
Shoulder lesions and body condition of sows at weaning have both environmental and genetic causes. The traits can be scored at farm-level, and following recording, the traits can be included in the breeding goal and directional selection can be applied. However, to further increase the genetic progress of these traits, it is advantageous to develop indicator traits on the selection candidates (test boars or gilts, not yet exhibiting the phenotype themselves). It has previously been suggested that the scapula morphology and the spine of scapula might be a key factor for the sow to develop shoulder lesions...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469817/novel-optical-assessments-of-tissue-composition-and-viability-using-fluorescence-spectroscopy-and-tissue-oxygenation-spectrophotometry-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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John Allen, Costanzo Di Maria, Samuel George Urwin, Alan Murray, Lesley Ottewell, Bridget Griffiths
Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) experience significant morbidity and mortality, therefore, the development of tests to aid its early diagnosis are very important. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the diagnostic value of novel optical non-invasive skin fluorescence spectroscopy (FS) and tissue oxygen saturation (TOS) viability measurements in patients with established SSc. Two groups were studied, comprising 14 SSc patients and 9 healthy controls (93% and 73% females, respectively). FS and TOS measurements were collected from 3 body sites: the forearm, chest, and calf...
February 22, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467465/development-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-model-for-patient-reported-pain-and-function-after-primary-total-knee-replacement-surgery
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M T Sanchez-Santos, C Garriga, A Judge, R N Batra, A J Price, A D Liddle, M K Javaid, C Cooper, D W Murray, N K Arden
To develop and validate a clinical prediction model of patient-reported pain and function after undergoing total knee replacement (TKR). We used data of 1,649 patients from the Knee Arthroplasty Trial who received primary TKR across 34 centres in the UK. The external validation included 595 patients from Southampton University Hospital, and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford). The outcome was the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) 12-month after TKR. Pre-operative predictors including patient characteristics and clinical factors were considered...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462480/testicular-histomorphometrics-including-sertoli-cell-quantitation-for-evaluating-hatchability-and-fertility-issues-in-commercial-breeder-broiler-roosters
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Floyd D Wilson, Deirdre I Johnson, Danny L Magee, Frederic J Hoerr
Testicular histomorphometric methods were developed for the investigation of fertility and hatchability problems in commercial broiler-breeder roosters. Sertoli cell (SC) evaluations were emphasized in view of their role in influencing embryonic testicular organogenesis and spermatogenesis in adults. H&E stained sections prepared from formalized tissues were examined. SC evaluations were mostly made from computer generated images using image analysis software, but were also compared to direct counting with ocular grid reticle...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462100/exercise-training-in-at-risk-black-and-white-women-a-comparative-cohort-analyses
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Megan Bowdon, Pamela Marcovitz, Susanna K Jain, Judith Boura, Kaitlin G Liroff, Barry A Franklin
PURPOSE: Few data are available regarding the impact of exercise interventions in black women at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Women ≥18 years without known CVD with ≥1 coronary risk factor were enrolled in a community-based exercise program ≥3 days per/week for ≥30 min/session for 6 months. Exercise training intensity ~50[FIGURE DASH]80% of functional capacity, using heart rate (HR) and/or rating of perceived exertion (RPE) as the primary intensity modulators...
February 16, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460781/the-burden-and-nature-of-malnutrition-among-patients-in-regional-hospital-settings-a-cross-sectional-survey
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REVIEW
Natasha F Morris, Simon Stewart, Malcolm D Riley, Graeme P Maguire
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Indigenous people experience a higher burden of nutrition-related conditions and are more likely to experience food insecurity compared to non-Indigenous people. Consequently, they remain at increased risk of malnutrition; particularly when residing in regional or remote areas. This study aims to compare and characterise the burden and nature of malnutrition among a representative cohort of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians admitted to regional hospitals for medical inpatient care...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458938/effects-of-tongue-cleaning-on-ayurvedic-digestive-power-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-a-randomized-cross-over-study
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A Tokinobu, T Yorifuji, M Sasai, H Doi, T Tsuda
OBJECTIVES: The effect of tongue cleaning on digestive power is mentioned in Ayurvedic information sources. However, no study has yet evaluated this. We aimed to evaluate the effects of tongue cleaning on digestive power from Ayurvedic viewpoint, and on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in healthy adults. DESIGN: Randomized cross-over. INTERVENTIONS: We recruited healthy adults aged 20-60 years. After randomization, the immediate intervention group started tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper every morning for 4 weeks, and then waited for 4 weeks...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457419/-treatment-of-scapular-fractures-with-lateral-incision-and-bridge-combined-internal-fixation-system
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Yu-Cheng Zhou, Lin-Xin Yu, Hong Duan, Jie Min, Xiao-Feng Yuan, Peng Yu, Bang-Xu Nie, Jun Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical results of scapula fractures with lateral incision combined with bridge internal fixation system. METHODS: From October 2012 to December 2016, 20 cases of scapular fractures were treated through the lateral incision combined with bridge fixation system, including 15 males and 5 females, with an average age of 31.6 years old(ranged, 21 to 52 years old). Fourteen cases were scapular body fracture, 10 were scapular neck fracture, 6 were scapular fracture, 1 was acromion fracture, 1 was coracoid fracture, 4 were the glenoid rim fracture, 3 were the glenoid fossa fracture...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454869/the-intrapartum-and-perinatal-risks-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nicole T Brown, Jessica M Turner, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition in non-obstetric populations and is associated with significant morbidity. The incidence of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy is unknown and it is likely that many cases go undiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to determine if pregnant women diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing are more likely to have adverse intrapartum and perinatal outcomes compared to controls...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454686/differential-effects-of-a-single-dose-of-oral-calcium-based-on-postpartum-plasma-calcium-concentration-in-holstein-cows
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B M Leno, R C Neves, I M Louge, M D Curler, M J Thomas, T R Overton, J A A McArt
Our objectives were to determine (1) the effect of a single dose of an oral Ca bolus within 24 h after parturition on plasma Ca concentration, (2) the response of primiparous (PP) and multiparous (MP) cows to this supplementation strategy, and (3) differential responses based on plasma Ca at enrollment. For objective 1, cows from 1 commercial dairy in New York State were enrolled within 19 h after parturition (mean ± standard deviation = 8.3 ± 5.3 h) and randomized within parity group (first, second, and ≥third) to control [CON (n = 25); no placebo] or a single dose bolus treatment [BOL (n = 25); 3 oral Ca boluses supplying 54 to 64 g of Ca]...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454554/geospatial-inequalities-and-determinants-of-nutritional-status-among-women-and-children-in-afghanistan-an-observational-study
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Nadia Akseer, Zaid Bhatti, Taufiq Mashal, Sajid Soofi, Rahim Moineddin, Robert E Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition is a pervasive condition in Afghanistan, and prevalence is among the highest in the world. We aimed to comprehensively assess district-level geographical disparities and determinants of nutritional status (stunting, wasting, or underweight) among women and children in Afghanistan. METHODS: The study used individualised data from the recent Afghanistan National Nutrition Survey 2013. Outcome variables were based on growth and weight anthropometry data, which we analysed linearly as Z scores and as dichotomous categories...
February 14, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454320/obesity-and-caries-in-four-to-six-year-old-english-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Martha Paisi, Elizabeth Kay, Irene Kaimi, Robert Witton, Robert Nelder, Ruth Potterton, Debra Lapthorne
BACKGROUND: Obesity and caries are common conditions in childhood and can have significant implications on children's wellbeing. Evidence into their association remains conflicting. Furthermore, studies examining the ssociation between obesity and caries commonly focus on individual-level determinants. The present study aimed to examine the association between obesity and caries in young English children and to determine the impact of deprivation and area-level characteristics on the distribution of the two conditions...
February 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448132/%C3%AE-calpain-capn1-calpastatin-cast-and-growth-hormone-receptor-ghr-genetic-effects-on-angus-beef-heifer-performance-traits-and-reproduction
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Richard G Tait, Robert A Cushman, Anthony K McNeel, Eduardo Casas, Timothy P L Smith, Harvey C Freetly, Gary L Bennett
Genetic marker effects and type of inheritance are estimated with poor precision when minor marker allele frequencies are low. An Angus population was subjected to marker assisted selection for multiple years to equalize CAPN1 haplotypes, CAST, and GHR genetic marker frequencies. The objective was to estimate the pleiotropic effects of these carcass quality oriented markers for body weight, reproduction, and first calf performance traits in 174 replacement beef females which were managed under 2 post-weaning development protocols...
February 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444139/post-discharge-body-weight-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chung-Ting Hsu, Chao-Huei Chen, Ming-Chih Lin, Teh-Ming Wang, Ya-Chi Hsu
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are at high risk for developmental delay and cognitive dysfunction. Besides medical conditions, growth restriction is regarded as an important risk factor for cognitive and neurodevelopmental dysfunction throughout childhood and adolescence and even into adulthood. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between post-discharge body weight and psychomotor development using a nationwide dataset. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a nationwide cohort study conducted in Taiwan...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444092/the-impact-of-early-life-nutrition-and-housing-on-growth-and-reproduction-in-dairy-cattle
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G Curtis, C McGregor Argo, D Jones, D Grove-White
Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction. Heifer calves (n = 100) were allocated in birth order to one of two commonly used management strategies. All calves received 3-4 litres of dam specific colostrum within 6 hours of birth. Group A calves were group housed from birth and fed milk replacer (MR) ad libitum via a computerised machine utilising a single teat, with weaning commencing at 63 days of age...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440878/functionality-and-outcome-in-older-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-foopas-an-interdisciplinary-study-concept-for-a-prospective-trial
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Ferdinand Vogt, Susanne Wicklein, Markus Gosch, Jürgen Jessl, Wolfgang Hitzl, Theodor Fischlein, Matthias Pauschinger, Steffen Pfeiffer, Dennis Eckner
Background: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that can influence mortality and functional recovery after treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). The integration of standardized geriatric assessment (GA) in clinical practice is limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it. Objectives: This study aims to compare the incremental predictive value of different frailty scales to predict the outcomes following surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and conservative treatment of severe AS...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439718/assessing-the-reliability-of-the-short-form-12-sf-12-health-survey-in-adults-with-mental-health-conditions-a-report-from-the-wellness-incentive-and-navigation-win-study
#20
Tianyao Huo, Yi Guo, Elizabeth Shenkman, Keith Muller
BACKGROUND: Although Short Form (SF)-12 × 2® has been extensively studied and used as a valid measure of health-related quality of life in a variety of population groups, no systematic studies have described the reliability of the measure in patients with behavioral conditions or serious mental illness (SMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the internal consistency, split-half reliability and annual test-retest correlations in a sample of 1587 participants with either a combination of physical and behavioral conditions or SMI...
February 13, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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