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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088368/pollutants-and-biomarker-responses-in-two-reef-fish-species-haemulon-aurolineatum-and-ocyurus-chrysurus-in-the-southern-gulf-of-mexico
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Gerardo Gold-Bouchot, J Rubio-Piña, J Montero-Muñoz, N Ramirez-Miss, A Echeverría-García, V Patiño-Suarez, C A Puch-Hau, O Zapata-Pérez
The environmental quality differences between two groups of reefs in the Veracruz Reef System were evaluated. The North group of reefs is very close to Veracruz, an urban and port zone, whereas the South group is more isolated, with minor anthropogenic disturbances. To prove the hypothesis that the North group is more affected by anthropogenic activities, the concentrations of hydrocarbons in liver, metals and metalloids such as Se, As, Ba, Cd, Hg and V in muscle, and PAH metabolites in bile were evaluated, and related to biomarkers (transcript abundance of cytochrome P4501A, Vitellogenin, and Glutathione-S-transferase) in two species of fish: Haemulon aurolineatum and Ocyurus chysurus...
January 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088037/assessment-of-the-meat-quality-of-lamb-m-longissimus-thoracis-et-lumborum-and-m-triceps-brachii-following-three-different-halal-slaughter-procedures
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A S Danso, R I Richardson, R Khalid
A total of fifteen male and fifteen female lambs were allocated to three groups of ten animals and subjected to: traditional Halal slaughter without stunning (TNS); slaughter following electric head-only stunning (EHOS) or; post-cut electric head-only stun (PCEHOS) and their meat quality was determined. Instrumental and sensory analyses were carried out on two muscles; M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) and M. triceps brachii (TB). Additionally, the effects of sex and muscle type were also assessed. No differences were found among slaughter methods for pH, drip loss and shear force...
January 4, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087693/de-novo-genome-and-transcriptome-assembly-of-the-canadian-beaver-castor-canadensis
#4
Si Lok, Tara A Paton, Zhuozhi Wang, Gaganjot Kaur, Susan Walker, Ryan K C Yuen, Wilson W L Sung, Joseph Whitney, Janet A Buchanan, Brett Trost, Naina Singh, Beverly Apresto, Nan Chen, Matthew Coole, Travis J Dawson, Karen Y Ho, Zhizhou Hu, Sanjeev Pullenayegum, Kozue Samler, Arum Shipstone, Fiona Tsoi, Ting Wang, Sergio L Pereira, Pirooz Rostami, Carol Ann Ryan, Amy Hin Yan Tong, Karen Ng, Yogi Sundaravadanam, Jared T Simpson, Burton K Lim, Mark D Engstrom, Christopher J Dutton, Kevin C R Kerr, Maria Franke, William Rapley, Richard F Wintle, Stephen W Scherer
The Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) is the largest indigenous rodent in North America. We report a draft annotated assembly of the beaver genome, the first for a large rodent and the first mammalian genome assembled directly from uncorrected and moderate coverage (< 30 ×) long-reads generated by single-molecule sequencing. The genome size is 2.7 Gb estimated by k-mer analysis. We assembled the beaver genome using the new Canu assembler optimized for noisy reads. The resulting assembly was refined using Pilon supported by shortreads (80 ×) and checked for accuracy by congruency against an independent short-read assembly...
January 13, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087606/reinnervation-post-heart-transplantation
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Avishay Grupper, Henry Gewirtz, Sudhir Kushwaha
Heart transplantation results in complete denervation of the donor heart with loss of afferent and efferent nerve connections. The majority of patients remain completely denervated during the first 6-12 months following transplantation. Evidence of reinnervation is usually found during the second year after transplantation and involve the myocardial muscle, sinoatrial node, and coronary vessels, but remains incomplete and regionally limited many years post-transplant. Restoration of cardiac innervation can improve exercise capacity as well as blood flow regulation in the coronary arteries, and hence improve quality of life...
January 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087121/upper-extremity-outcome-measures-for-collagen-vi-related-myopathy-and-lama2-related-muscular-dystrophy
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Roxanna M Bendixen, Jocelyn Butrum, Mina S Jain, Rebecca Parks, Bonnie Hodsdon, Carmel Nichols, Michelle Hsia, Leslie Nelson, Katherine C Keller, Michelle McGuire, Jeffrey S Elliott, Melody M Linton, Irene C Arveson, Fatou Tounkara, Ruhi Vasavada, Elizabeth Harnett, Monal Punjabi, Sandra Donkervoort, Jahannaz Dastgir, Meganne E Leach, Anne Rutkowski, Melissa Waite, James Collins, Carsten G Bönnemann, Katherine G Meilleur
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) comprises a rare group of genetic muscle diseases that present at birth or early during infancy. Two common subtypes of CMD are collagen VI-related muscular dystrophy (COL6-RD) and laminin alpha 2-related dystrophy (LAMA2-RD). Traditional outcome measures in CMD include gross motor and mobility assessments, yet significant motor declines underscore the need for valid upper extremity motor assessments as a clinical endpoint. This study validated a battery of upper extremity measures in these two CMD subtypes for future clinical trials...
December 5, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079753/synergistic-effects-of-serotonin-or-dopamine-combined-with-lidocaine-at-producing-nociceptive-block-in-rats
#7
Ching-Hsia Hung, Chong-Chi Chiu, Kuo-Sheng Liu, Yu-Wen Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the interactions of the local anesthetic lidocaine combined with an agent (serotonin or dopamine) as infiltrative anesthetics. METHODS: Cutaneous analgesia was characterized by the blockade of the cutaneous trunci muscle reflex following 6 skin pinpricks on the rat back. Serotonin or dopamine at producing cutaneous analgesia in a dosage-dependent fashion was compared with lidocaine. Drug-drug interactions were calculated using the isobolographic analysis...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079615/neuromuscular-weakness-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-chest-wall-diaphragm-and-peripheral-muscle-contributions
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Adam Alter, Loutfi S Aboussouan, Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive lung disease affects the lung parenchyma and airways leading to well described effects in respiratory function. This review describes the current knowledge and advances regarding neuromuscular function and chest wall mechanics, which are affected in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). RECENT FINDINGS: In COPD, progressive lung hyperinflation becomes constrained by a chest wall with decreasing capacity to expand, resulting in respiratory muscle inefficiency...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078090/the-effect-of-ongoing-feedback-on-physical-activity-levels-following-an-exercise-intervention-in-older-adults-a-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Katie-Jane Brickwood, Stuart T Smith, Greig Watson, Andrew D Williams
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity ranks as a major contributing factor in the development and progression of chronic disease. Lifestyle interventions reduce the progression of chronic disease, however, compliance decreases over time and health effects only persist as long as the new lifestyle is maintained. Telephone counselling (TC) is an effective way to provide individuals with ongoing support to maintain lifestyle changes. Remote physical activity monitoring and feedback (RAMF) via interactive technologies such as activity trackers and smartphones may be a cost-effective alternative to TC, however, this comparison has not been made...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077200/expression-of-heat-shock-protein-70-in-transport-stressed-broiler-pectoralis-major-muscle-and-its-relationship-with-meat-quality
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T Xing, M F Wang, M Y Han, X S Zhu, X L Xu, G H Zhou
Omics research has indicated that heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) is a potential biomarker of meat quality. However, the specific changes and the potential role of HSP70 in postmortem meat quality development need to be further defined. In this study, Arbor Acres broiler chickens (n=126) were randomly categorized into three treatment groups of unstressed control (C), 0.5-h transport (T) and subsequent water shower spray following transport (T/W). Each treatment consisted of six replicates with seven birds each...
January 12, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076633/statins-for-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Luciana Thiago, Selma Rumiko Tsuji, Jonathan Nyong, Maria Eduarda Dos Santos Puga, Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Góis, Cristiane Rufino Macedo, Orsine Valente, Álvaro Nagib Atallah
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve stenosis is the most common type of valvular heart disease in the USA and Europe. Aortic valve stenosis is considered similar to atherosclerotic disease. Some studies have evaluated statins for aortic valve stenosis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of statins in aortic valve stenosis. METHODS: Search methods: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS - IBECS, Web of Science and CINAHL Plus...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076290/tailored-interactive-sequences-for-continuous-mr-image-guided-freehand-biopsies-of-different-organs-in-an-open-system-at-1-0-tesla-t-initial-experience
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Florian Streitparth, Christian Althoff, Martin Jonczyk, Felix Guettler, Martin Maurer, Hendrik Rathke, Keno Moritz Sponheuer, Bernd Hamm, Ulf K Teichgräber, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, image quality, and accuracy of freehand biopsies of liver, bone, muscle, vertebral disc, soft tissue, and other lesions using balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP, balanced fast field echo: bFFE), spoiled and nonspoiled gradient echo (FFE), and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences for interactive continuous navigation in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at 1.0 tesla (T). METHODS: Twenty-six MR-guided biopsies (five liver, five bone, four muscle, four vertebral disc, one lung, one kidney, one suprarenal gland, and five soft or other tissue) were performed in 23 patients in a 1...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074672/a-power-assisted-exercise-intervention-in-people-with-profound-intellectual-and-multiple-disabilities-living-in-a-residential-facility-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Leontien Wm Bossink, Annette Aj van der Putten, Aly Waninge, Carla Vlaskamp
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a twenty-week power-assisted exercise intervention in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of this intervention. DESIGN: Pilot randomised controlled trial. SETTING: A large-scale twenty-four-hour residential facility in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS: Thirty-seven persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074468/do-changes-in-mitochondrial-quality-contribute-to-increases-in-skeletal-muscle-oxidative-capacity-following-endurance-training
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Miles F Bartlett, Julia D Miehm, Liam F Fitzgerald, Chad R Straight
Endurance training improves skeletal muscle oxidative capacity, but the molecular adaptations that drive this process are not fully understood. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074123/role-of-autophagy-in-bone-and-muscle-biology
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EDITORIAL
Maria Teresa Valenti, Luca Dalle Carbonare, Monica Mottes
Autophagy in eukaryotic cells is a constitutive process and functions as a homeostatic mechanism; it is upregulated in response to specific stress stimuli such as starvation, hypoxia and as oxidative stress. In addition to playing a crucial role in adaptive responses to different stimuli, autophagy is also required for intracellular quality control. This second aspect is important to prevent the activation of pathological processes. Autophagy also plays a central role in cellular development and differentiation because it is involved in the regulation of energetic balance...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073188/effects-of-obesity-surgery-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-technique-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-depression-and-quality-of-life-of-males-prospective-study
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Fatih Uruç, Serkan Akan, Bekir Aras, Çaglar Yıldırım, Aytaç Sahin, Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Mehmet Timuçin Aydın, Ayhan Verit
PURPOSE: Technically, obesity weakens the pelvic base muscles by causing an increase in the intraabdominal pressure and intravesical pressure due to increasing fat and it triggers the occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms. However it is believed that weight loss will cause recovery of these symptoms. Our purpose in this study is to research about the effects of the weight loss achieved by using especially the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) technique of bariatric surgery which is being more and more widely used today...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070320/effect-of-dietary-selenium-source-organic-vs-mineral-and-muscle-ph-on-meat-quality-characteristics-of-pigs
#17
Luis Calvo, Fidel Toldrá, Ana I Rodríguez, Clemente López-Bote, Ana I Rey
This study evaluates the effect of organic (Se-enriched yeast; SeY) versus inorganic selenium (sodium selenite; SeS) supplementation and the different response of selenium source according to muscle pH on pork meat quality characteristics. Pigs (n = 30) were fed the Se-supplemented diets (0.3 mg/kg) for 65 days. Neither electric conductivity (EC) nor drip loss were affected by the selenium source. The SeY group had lower TBARS in muscle samples after day 7 of refrigerated storage and higher a* values on days 1 and 7 than the SeS group...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068790/temporomandibular-disorders-old-ideas-and-new-concepts
#18
Thomas List, Rigmor Højland Jensen
Background Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is an umbrella term for pain and dysfunction involving the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). TMD is the most common orofacial pain condition. Its prominent features include regional pain in the face and preauricular area, limitations in jaw movement, and noise from the TMJs during jaw movements. TMD affects up to 15% of adults and 7% of adolescents. Chronic pain is the overwhelming reason that patients with TMD seek treatment. TMD can associate with impaired general health, depression, and other psychological disabilities, and may affect the quality of life of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068193/the-improvement-in-walking-speed-induced-by-resistance-training-is-associated-with-increased-muscular-strength-but-not-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-older-women
#19
Leandro Santos, Alex S Ribeiro, Brad J Schoenfeld, Matheus A Nascimento, Crisieli M Tomeleri, Mariana F Souza, Fábio L C Pina, Edilson S Cyrino
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze whether improvements in fast walking speed induced by resistance training (RT) are associated with changes in body composition, muscle quality, and muscular strength in older women. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy older women (69.6 ± 6.4 years, 64.95 ± 12.9 kg, 1.55 ± 0.07 m, 27.06 ± 4.6 kg/m²) performed a RT program for 8 weeks consisting of 8 exercises for the whole body, 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions maximum, 3 times a week...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067943/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-modulators-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-motor-neuron-disease
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REVIEW
Andrea Diana, Rita Pillai, Paolo Bongioanni, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Robert G Miller, Dan H Moore
BACKGROUND: Imbalance of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and related modulators has been implicated as an important factor in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as motor neuron disease (MND). In this context, the role and mechanism of action of gabapentin and baclofen have been extensively investigated, although with conflicting results. This is the first systematic review to assess clinical trials of GABA modulators for the treatment of ALS. OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of gabapentin, baclofen, or other GABA modulators in delaying the progression of ALS, and to evaluate adverse effects of these interventions...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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