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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822079/interethnic-interaction-strategic-bargaining-power-and-the-dynamics-of-cultural-norms-a-field-study-in-an-amazonian-population
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John Andrew Bunce, Richard McElreath
Ethnic groups are universal and unique to human societies. Such groups sometimes have norms of behavior that are adaptively linked to their social and ecological circumstances, and ethnic boundaries may function to protect that variation from erosion by interethnic interaction. However, such interaction is often frequent and voluntary, suggesting that individuals may be able to strategically reduce its costs, allowing adaptive cultural variation to persist in spite of interaction with out-groups with different norms...
August 18, 2017: Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821802/dispersive-regimes-of-the-dicke-model
#2
Diego Barberena, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano
We study two dispersive regimes of the Dicke model in the dynamics of N two-level atoms interacting with a bosonic mode for long interaction times. Firstly, we analyze the model for the regime in which the qubit frequencies are equal and smaller than the mode frequency, and for values of the coupling strength similar or larger than the mode frequency, namely, the deep strong coupling regime. Secondly, we address an interaction that is dependent on the photon number, where the coupling strength is comparable to the geometric mean of the qubit and mode frequencies...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821435/model-based-population-pk-pd-analysis-of-furosemide-for-bp-lowering-effect-a-comparative-study-in-primary-and-secondary-hypertension
#3
Mahendra Shukla, Moustafa M A Ibrahim, Moon Jain, Swati Jaiswal, Abhisheak Sharma, Kashif Hanif, Jawahar Lal
Though numerous reports have demonstrated multiple mechanisms by which furosemide can exert its anti-hypertensive response. However, lack of studies describing PK-PD relationship for furosemide featuring its anti-hypertensive property has limited its usage as a blood pressure (BP) lowering agent. Serum concentrations and mean arterial BP were monitored following 40 and 80mgkg(-1) multiple oral dose of furosemide in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and DOCA-salt induced hypertensive (DOCA-salt) rats. A simultaneous population PK-PD relationship using Emax model with effect compartment was developed to compare the anti-hypertensive efficacy of furosemide in these rat models...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821185/phylogeography-and-ecological-niche-modeling-of-the-desert-iguana-dipsosaurus-dorsalis-baird-girard-1852-in-the-baja-california-peninsula
#4
Tania Valdivia-Carrillo, Francisco J García-De León, Ma Carmen Blázquez, Carina Gutiérrez-Flores, Patricia González Zamorano
Understanding the factors that explain the patterns of genetic structure or phylogeographic breaks at an intraspecific level is key to inferring the mechanisms of population differentiation in its early stages. These topics have been well studied in the Baja California region, with vicariance and the dispersal ability of individuals being the prevailing hypothesis for phylogeographic breaks. In this study, we evaluated the phylogeographic patterns in the desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis), a species with a recent history in the region and spatial variation in life history traits...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821001/influence-on-serum-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-adma-concentrations-of-human-paraoxonase-1-polymorphism-q192r-and-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-mexican-women-a-gene-environment-interaction
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Ángeles C Ochoa-Martínez, Tania Ruíz-Vera, Claudia I Almendarez-Reyna, Sandra T Orta-García, Iván N Pérez-Maldonado
It has been demonstrated that Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are a consequence of the combination of genetic and environmental factors and/or the interaction between them. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) exposure and PON1 Q192R polymorphism (genetic susceptibility) on serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in Mexican women (n = 206). Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations (1-OHP; exposure biomarker for PAHs) were quantified using a high-performance liquid chromatography technique, PON1 Q192R polymorphism was genotyped using TaqMan probes and serum ADMA concentrations were evaluated using a commercially available ELISA kit...
August 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820667/helping-young-people-stay-afloat-a-qualitative-study-of-community-resources-and-supports-for-lgbtq-adolescents-in-the-us-and-canada
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Marla E Eisenberg, Christopher J Mehus, Elizabeth M Saewyc, Heather L Corliss, Amy L Gower, Richard Sullivan, Carolyn M Porta
LGBTQ youth are at increased risk of poor health outcomes. This qualitative study gathered data from LGBTQ adolescents regarding their communities and describes the resources they draw upon for support. We conducted 66 go-along interviews with diverse LGBTQ adolescents (mean age = 16.6) in Minnesota, Massachusetts and British Columbia in 2014-2015, in which interviewers accompanied participants in their communities to better understand those contexts. Their responses were systematically organized and coded for common themes, reflecting levels of the social ecological model...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820344/are-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-estimates-sufficiently-generalisable
#7
Philippe Bocquier, Osman Sankoh, Peter Byass
Sampling rules do not apply in a Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) that covers exhaustively a district-level population and is not meant to be representative of a national population. We highlight the advantages of HDSS data for causal analysis and identify in the literature the principles of conditional generalisation that best apply to HDSS. A probabilistic view on HDSS data is still justified by the need to model complex causal inference. Accounting for contextual knowledge, reducing omitted-variable bias, detailing order of events, and high statistical power brings credence to HDSS data...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819773/tlr9-gene-polymorphism-1486t-c-rs187084-is-associated-with-uterine-cervical-neoplasm-in-mexican-female-population
#8
Cecilia Martínez-Campos, Margarita Bahena-Román, Kirvis Torres-Poveda, Ana I Burguete-García, Vicente Madrid-Marina
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in TLR9 (-1486 T/C [rs187084], -1237T/C [rs5743836] and G2848A [rs352140]) with HPV infection, squamous intraepithelial lesions, and uterine cervical neoplasm in a Mexican population. Additionally, the peripheral expression of TLR9 was evaluated to evaluate the differences in the TLR9 expression associated with every genotype in the locus -1486 of the TLR9 gene. The serum concentration of TLR9 was evaluated in a randomly selected subsample...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819317/intradialytic-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients
#9
Lili Chan, Hanjie Zhang, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Israel Campos, Doris Fuertinger, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) in the superior vena cava is predominantly determined by cardiac output, arterial oxygen content, and oxygen consumption by the upper body. While abnormal ScvO2 levels are associated with morbidity and mortality in non-uremic populations, ScvO2 has received little attention in hemodialysis patients. From 1/2012 to 8/2015, 232 chronic hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters as vascular access had their ScvO2 monitored during a 6-month baseline period and followed for up to 36 months...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818815/mercury-concentrations-in-china-s-coastal-waters-and-implications-for-fish-consumption-by-vulnerable-populations
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Yindong Tong, Mengzhu Wang, Xiaoge Bu, Xin Guo, Yan Lin, Huiming Lin, Jing Li, Wei Zhang, Xuejun Wang
We assessed mercury (Hg) pollution in China's coastal waters, including the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, based on a nationwide dataset from 301 sampling sites. A methylmercury (MeHg) intake model for humans based on the marine food chain and human fish consumption was established to determine the linkage between water pollutants and the pollutant intake by humans. The predicted MeHg concentration in fish from the Bohai Sea was the highest among the four seas included in the study...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818805/association-between-consumption-of-private-well-water-contaminated-by-low-levels-of-arsenic-and-dysglycemia-in-a-rural-region-of-quebec-canada
#11
Éric Lampron-Goulet, Fabien Gagnon, Marie-France Langlois
The association between arsenic (As) exposure and diabetes is not clearly defined for populations exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic As (iAs) in drinking water (< 150µg/L). In the present study, the relationship between iAs concentration in drinking water (contaminated at a median level of 10.5µg/L) or As biomarkers (ie, urine and nails) and diabetes or prediabetes (defined as level of glycosylated hemoglobin - HbA1c - higher than 6%, self-reported diagnosis of diabetes by a physician, or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs) was evaluated in 257 adults from Canada...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818733/effects-of-childhood-trauma-exposure-and-cortisol-levels-on-cognitive-functioning-among-breast-cancer-survivors
#12
Charles Kamen, Caroline Scheiber, Michelle Janelsins, Booil Jo, Hanyang Shen, Oxana Palesh
Cognitive functioning difficultiesin breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are common, but not all women experience these impairments. Exposure to childhood trauma may impair cognitive functioning following chemotherapy, and these impairments may be mediated by dysregulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and cortisol slope. This study evaluated the association between childhood trauma exposure, cortisol, and cognition in a sample of breast cancer survivors. 56 women completed measures of trauma exposure (the Traumatic Events Survey), salivary cortisol, and self-reported cognitive functioning (the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Cognitive)...
August 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818713/historical-human-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-acids-in-the-united-states-and-australia-reconstructed-from-biomonitoring-data-using-population-based-pharmacokinetic-modelling
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Melissa I Gomis, Robin Vestergren, Matthew MacLeod, Jochen F Mueller, Ian T Cousins
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS) are found in the blood of humans and wildlife worldwide. Since the beginning of the 21st century, a downward trend in the human body burden, especially for PFOS and PFOA, has been observed while there is no clear temporal trend in wildlife. The inconsistency between the concentration decline in human serum and in wildlife could be indicative of a historical exposure pathway for humans linked to consumer products that has been reduced or eliminated...
August 14, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818682/the-epidemiology-of-driving-in-later-life-sociodemographic-health-and-functional-characteristics-predictors-of-incident-cessation-and-driving-expectations
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Kaarin J Anstey, Xiaolan Li, Diane E Hosking, Ranmalee Eramudugolla
AIM: To describe population-level characteristics of drivers and non-drivers in a cohort of older Australians and identify predictors of driving cessation and expectations. METHODS: The sample comprised the oldest cohort of the PATH Through Life project who were assessed 4 times between 2001 and 2013. At waves 3 and 4 questions on driving were included in the study interview. Data were also collected on health, physical and cognitive function and psychosocial wellbeing...
August 14, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818070/rs1859168-a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-polymorphism-regulates-hottip-expression-and-reduces-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
#15
Pinghai Hu, Ou Qiao, Jun Wang, Jiao Li, Hao Jin, Zhaolian Li, Yan Jin
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are aberrantly expressed in many types of human cancer including pancreatic cancer (PC) and correlated with tumorigenesis and cancer prognosis, whereas knowledge about regulatory mechanism of lncRNA expression is few known. This study aimed to explore whether polymorphisms in lncRNAs genes are associated with PC susceptibility by affecting its expression. METHODS: We first genotyped three common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of lncRNA genes (HOTTIP rs1859168, HOTAIR rs4759314, and H19 rs217727) in 416 paired PC patients and controls, and then validated the results in another 505 paired PC patients and controls...
August 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817809/evaluation-of-infliximab-therapy-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease-using-trough-levels-predictors
#16
Jan Ohem, Ondrej Hradsky, Kristyna Zarubova, Ivana Copova, Petra Bukovska, Richard Prusa, Karin Malickova, Jiri Bronsky
BACKGROUND: In adults, infliximab (IFX) levels correlate with disease activity, and antibodies to IFX (ATIs) predict treatment failure. We aimed to determine the association of IFX levels and ATIs with disease activity in a paediatric population. We prospectively collected blood, stool, and clinical data from 65 patients (age 10.5-15.1 years) with Crohn's disease (CD) before IFX administration, and measured IFX trough levels, ATIs, and faecal calprotectin levels (CPT). Samples were collected during maintenance therapy...
August 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817706/hiv-infection-antiretroviral-therapy-and-measures-of-endothelial-function-inflammation-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress
#17
Andrew Dysangco, Ziyue Liu, James H Stein, Michael P Dubé, Samir K Gupta
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impaired endothelial function is an early risk factor for CVD in the general population. It is presumed that HIV infection is associated with impaired endothelial function, but results have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to determine the relationships between HIV infection, virologic suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), in vivo measures of conduit artery and microvascular endothelial function, and circulating biomarkers of pathways associated with CVD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817580/criticality-predicts-maximum-irregularity-in-recurrent-networks-of-excitatory-nodes
#18
Yahya Karimipanah, Zhengyu Ma, Ralf Wessel
A rigorous understanding of brain dynamics and function requires a conceptual bridge between multiple levels of organization, including neural spiking and network-level population activity. Mounting evidence suggests that neural networks of cerebral cortex operate at a critical regime, which is defined as a transition point between two phases of short lasting and chaotic activity. However, despite the fact that criticality brings about certain functional advantages for information processing, its supporting evidence is still far from conclusive, as it has been mostly based on power law scaling of size and durations of cascades of activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817569/long-term-assessment-of-whale-shark-population-demography-and-connectivity-using-photo-identification-in-the-western-atlantic-ocean
#19
Jennifer A McKinney, Eric R Hoffmayer, Jason Holmberg, Rachel T Graham, William B Driggers, Rafael de la Parra-Venegas, Beatriz E Galván-Pastoriza, Steve Fox, Simon J Pierce, Alistair D M Dove
The predictable occurrence of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, has been well documented in several areas. However, information relating to their migratory patterns, residency times and connectivity across broad spatial scales is limited. In the present study photo-identification data is used to describe whale shark population structure and connectivity among known aggregation sites within the Western Central Atlantic Ocean (WCA). From 1999 to 2015, 1,361 individuals were identified from four distinct areas: the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (n = 1,115); Honduras (n = 146); northern Gulf of Mexico, United States (n = 112), and Belize (n = 49)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817340/the-half-life-of-serum-thymidine-kinase-1-concentration-is-an-important-tool-for-monitoring-surgical-response-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#20
Xudan Lou, Ji Zhou, Hongbo Ma, Shuai Xu, Ellen He, Sven Skog, Haidong Wang
AIMS: In this meta-analysis, we evaluated the usefulness of serum thymidine kinase 1 concentration (STK1c) for monitoring the outcome of extensive open surgery in patients with lung cancer. We also compared STK1c between a healthy population and patients with benign and malignant lung tumors to assess its potential value for early detection of lung cancer and for distinguishing between benign lung disease and malignant cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Related studies were retrieved from publications in PubMed, Cochrane, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang databases, and Internet searches...
August 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
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