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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161774/building-trophic-specializations-that-result-in-substantial-niche-partitioning-within-a-young-adaptive-radiation
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Luz Patricia Hernandez, Dominique Adriaens, Christopher H Martin, Peter C Wainwright, Bert Masschaele, Manuel Dierick
Dietary partitioning often accompanies the increased morphological diversity seen during adaptive radiations within aquatic systems. While such niche partitioning would be expected in older radiations, it is unclear how significant morphological divergence occurs within a shorter time period. Here we show how differential growth in key elements of the feeding mechanism can bring about pronounced functional differences among closely related species. An incredibly young adaptive radiation of three Cyprinodon species residing within hypersaline lakes in San Salvador Island, Bahamas, has recently been described...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161170/examining-the-implementation-of-collaborative-competencies-in-a-critical-care-setting-key-challenges-for-enacting-competency-based-education
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Joanne Goldman, Simon Kitto, Scott Reeves
Interprofessional collaboration is recognised as an important factor in improving patient care in intensive care units (ICUs). Competency frameworks, and more specifically interprofessional competency frameworks, are a key strategy being used to support the development of attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for an interprofessional approach to care. However, evidence for the application of competencies is limited. This study aimed to extend our empirically based understanding of the significance of interprofessional competencies to actual clinical practice in an ICU...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159891/the-experience-of-sexuality-in-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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M D Gil-Llario, V Morell-Mengual, R Ballester-Arnal, I Díaz-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disability have the same sexual needs as those without any disability, yet their sexuality is often restricted by reluctant attitudes and/or fears based on irrational beliefs. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse different areas of sexuality in adults with mild or moderate intellectual disability. METHOD: The sample consisted of 180 men and 180 women attending occupational centres. All the participants were administered a questionnaire about sexuality adapted to their characteristics...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159451/re-evaluation-of-the-yield-response-to-phosphorus-fertilization-based-on-meta-analyses-of-long-term-field-experiments
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Uwe Buczko, Michael van Laak, Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Wolfgang Gans, Ines Merbach, Kerstin Panten, Edgar Peiter, Thomas Reitz, Heide Spiegel, Sabine von Tucher
Phosphorus (P) fertilizer recommendations in most European countries are based on plant-available soil P contents and long-term field experiments. Site-specific conditions are often neglected, resulting in excessive P fertilizer applications. P fertilization experiments including relevant site and soil parameters were evaluated in order to analyze the yield response. The database comprises about 2000 datasets from 30 field experiments from Germany and Austria. Statistical evaluations using a classification and regression tree approach, and multiple linear regression analysis indicate that besides plant-available soil P content, soil texture and soil organic matter content have a large influence on the effectiveness of P fertilization...
November 20, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159422/fine-mapping-of-qtls-for-individual-and-total-isoflavone-content-in-soybean-glycine-max-l-using-a-high-density-genetic-map
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Zhandong Cai, Yanbo Cheng, Zhuwen Ma, Xinguo Liu, Qibin Ma, Qiuju Xia, Gengyun Zhang, Yinghui Mu, Hai Nian
Fifteen stable QTLs were identified using a high-density soybean genetic map across multiple environments. One major QTL, qIF5-1, contributing to total isoflavone content explained phenotypic variance 49.38, 43.27, 46.59, 45.15 and 52.50%, respectively. Soybeans (Glycine max L.) are a major source of dietary isoflavones. To identify novel quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying isoflavone content, and to improve the accuracy of marker-assisted breeding in soybean, a valuable mapping population comprised of 196 F7:8-10 recombinant inbred lines (RILs, Huachun 2 × Wayao) was utilized to evaluate individual and total isoflavone content in plants grown in four different environments in Guangdong...
November 20, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156977/nurses-use-of-pliable-and-directed-strategies-when-encountering-children-in-child-and-school-healthcare
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Maria Harder, Karin Enskär, Marie Golsäter
Nurses in Swedish child and school healthcare need to balance their assignment of promoting children's health and development based on the national health-monitoring programme with their responsibility to consider each child's needs. In this balancing act, they encounter children through directed and pliable strategies to fulfil their professional obligations. The aim of this study was to analyse the extent to which nurses use different strategies when encountering children during their recurrent health visits throughout childhood...
March 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156652/comparison-of-the-chemical-profiles-and-antioxidant-activities-of-different-parts-of-cultivated-cistanche-deserticola-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-a-1-1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl-based-assay
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Xiaoming Wang, Jinfang Wang, Huanyu Guan, Rong Xu, Xiaomei Luo, Meifeng Su, Xiaoyan Chang, Wenting Tan, Jun Chen, Yue Shi
In this study, a sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array coupled to quadruple time-of-flight mass (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method and a 1,1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)-based assay were used to determine the chemical constituents and screen the antioxidant activity profiles of the methanol extracts of different parts of cultivated Cistanche deserticola (C. deserticola). First, qualitative and quantitative chemical composition analyses of the different parts of cultivated C. deserticola were conducted...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155960/occupational-medicine-specialist-referral-triggers-mixed-methods-analysis-of-teleconsult-cases
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J L Eaton, A Mohammad, D C Mohr, D J Brustein, S R Kirkhorn
Background: Qualitative analyses can yield critical lessons for learning organizations in healthcare. Few studies have applied these techniques in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Aims: To describe the characteristics of complex cases referred for OEM subspecialty evaluation and variation by referring provider's training. Methods: Using a mixed methods approach, we conducted a content analysis of clinical cases submitted to a national OEM teleconsult service...
November 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155942/detergent-based-decellularization-strategy-preserves-macro-and-microstructure-of-heart-valves
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Jessica Haupt, Georg Lutter, Stanislav N Gorb, Dan T Simionescu, Derk Frank, Jette Seiler, Alina Paur, Irma Haben
OBJECTIVES: Biological tissue has great potential to function as bioprostheses in patients for heart valve replacement. As these matrices are mainly xenogenic, the immunogenicity needs to be reduced by decellularization steps. Reseeding of bioscaffolds has tremendous potential to prevent calcification upon implantation, so intact microstructure of the material is mandatory. An optimal decellularization protocol of heart valves resulting in adequate preservation of the extracellular architecture has still not been developed...
October 9, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153905/combustion-characteristics-of-biodried-sewage-sludge
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Zongdi Hao, Benqin Yang, Deokjin Jahng
In this study, effects of biodrying on the characteristics of sewage sludge and the subsequent combustion behavior were investigated. 7-Day of biodrying removed 49.78% of water and 23.17% of VS initially contained in the sewage sludge and increased lower heating value (LHV) by 37.87%. Meanwhile, mass contents of C and N decreased from 36.25% and 6.12% to 32.06% and 4.82%, respectively. Surface of the biodried sewage sludge (BDSS) appeared granulated and multi-porous, which was thought to facilitate air transfer during combustion...
November 15, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153180/a-100-year-review-progress-on-the-chemistry-of-milk-and-its-components
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John A Lucey, Don Otter, David S Horne
Understanding the chemistry of milk and its components is critical to the production of consistent, high-quality dairy products as well as the development of new dairy ingredients. Over the past 100 yr we have gone from believing that milk has only 3 protein fractions to identifying all the major and minor types of milk proteins as well as discovering that they have genetic variants. The structure and physical properties of most of the milk proteins have been extensively studied. The structure of the casein micelle has been the subject of many studies, and the initial views on submicelles have given way to the current model of the micelle as being assembled as a result of the concerted action of several types of interactions (including hydrophobic and the formation of calcium phosphate nanoclusters)...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153104/development-and-preliminary-psychometric-evaluation-of-an-owner-completed-measure-of-feline-quality-of-life
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Sophi Tatlock, Margaret Gober, Nicola Williamson, Rob Arbuckle
Due to improved healthcare and pet longevity, measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is increasingly important in companion animal medicine. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the content and psychometric properties of an owner-completed assessment of health and quality of life (QoL) in cats for use in general veterinary clinical practice. A 23-item feline QoL measure, drafted based on findings from an online survey completed by 45 pet owners, was revised following qualitative interviews with 10 pet owners of healthy cats to assess content validity...
October 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152234/comparison-of-measured-and-predicted-energy-density-of-an-oral-care-chew-for-dogs
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Danielle Nuttall, Richard Butterwick, Katja Strauhs, Phil McGenity
The dog chew studied here is a starch-based, twin-screw cooker extruded dog care and treat (C&T) product with oral health benefits. The manufacturing process and nutrient profile of such products are markedly different from those of main meal pet foods. Predicted metabolisable energy (PME) in pet food is calculated using equations derived from main meal feeding studies so it is unclear whether these equations can be applied to C&T products. The present study aimed to directly measure metabolisable energy (ME) content of the dog chew in dogs and compare with calculated PME...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149874/observation-and-assessment-of-the-nutritional-quality-of-out-of-school-foods-popular-with-secondary-school-pupils-at-lunchtime
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Fiona Crawford, Dionne Mackison, John D Mooney, Anne Ellaway
BACKGROUND: The contemporary Scottish diet is unhealthy and a risk factor for poor health outcomes including obesity. Over a third of Scottish children are at risk of being overweight or obese, and there have been calls to strengthen the evidence base on the role of the food retail environment around schools in influencing the consumption of unhealthy foods. METHODS: We examined the food retail environment around five secondary schools in Glasgow city, Scotland...
November 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149837/assessment-of-genetic-diversity-in-vigna-unguiculata-l-walp-accessions-using-inter-simple-sequence-repeat-issr-and-start-codon-targeted-scot-polymorphic-markers
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David Okeh Igwe, Celestine Azubike Afiukwa, Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Kenneth Idika Ogbu, Omena Bernard Ojuederie, George Nkem Ude
BACKGROUND: Assessment of genetic diversity of Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp (cowpea) accessions using informative molecular markers is imperative for their genetic improvement and conservation. Use of efficacious molecular markers to obtain the required knowledge of the genetic diversity within the local and regional germplasm collections can enhance the overall effectiveness of cowpea improvement programs, hence, the comparative assessment of Inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) and Start codon targeted (SCoT) markers in genetic diversity of V...
November 17, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149753/identifying-relapse-prevention-elements-during-psychological-treatment-of-depression-development-of-an-observer-based-rating-instrument
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Katja Machmutow, Martin Grosse Holtforth, Tobias Krieger, Birgit Watzke
BACKGROUND: Although observer-rated instruments assessing therapist's adherence to relapse-preventive treatments are available, they do not adequately cover specific relapse-preventive elements that focus on implementation of strategies after terminating treatment. This study describes the development of the KERI-D (Kodierbogen zur Erfassung Rückfallprophylaktischer Interventionen bei Depression/Coding System to Assess Interventions of Relapse Prevention in Depression). The KERI-D is a new observer-based rating tool for acute or continuation/maintenance-phase sessions and assesses relapse-prevention elements including implementation into patient's daily routines...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148560/complex-formation-of-nickel-ii-with-dimethyl-sulfoxide-methanol-and-acetonitrile-in-a-tfsa-based-ionic-liquid-of-c2mim-tfsa
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Yutaro Kawazu, Hiroshi Hoke, Yasunori Yamada, Tatsuya Umecky, Kazuhiko Ozutsumi, Toshiyuki Takamuku
The thermodynamics of complex formation of Ni(2+) with molecular liquids (ML), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), methanol (MeOH), and acetonitrile (AN) in the ionic liquid (IL) of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide ([C2mim][TFSA]) has been elucidated using ultraviolet (UV)-visible spectroscopy. X-ray structural analyses for single crystals grown from Ni(2+)-[C2mim][TFSA]-DMSO and -AN solutions at high ML contents have shown that six DMSO oxygen or AN nitrogen atoms coordinate with Ni(2+) to form octahedral structures of [Ni(dmso)6](TFSA)2 and [Ni(an)6](TFSA)2, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148073/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-voices-sf-questionnaire-for-evaluation-of-end-of-life-care-in-sweden
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Anna O'Sullivan, Joakim Öhlen, Anette Alvariza, Cecilia Håkanson
OBJECTIVES: Instruments for evaluating end-of-life care by voicing experiences of family members have previously been lacking in Sweden. The objective of this study was therefore to adapt and validate the VOICES (SF) questionnaire to evaluate quality of end-of-life care in Sweden. The VOICES (SF) [Views of Informal Carers - Evaluation of Services (Short form)] is a questionnaire about bereaved relatives' experiences of care in the last three months of life of a deceased family member...
November 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148052/influence-of-the-addition-of-soy-product-and-wheat-fibre-on-rheological-textural-and-other-quality-characteristics-of-pizza
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Virginia Glicerina, Federica Balestra, Francesco Capozzi, Marco Dalla Rosa, Santina Romani
The effect of partial replacement of wheat flour with soy-paste and wheat fibre on rheological, textural, physico-chemical and organoleptic characteristics of an enriched pizza base (E) was investigated in comparison with those of a control pizza base (C). New ingredients (e.g. enriched cooked ham, whey cheese and tomato sauce realized using food industry by-products) were also used in E pizza topping to further increase its nutritional properties. Enriched dough was developed first at a laboratory level. Large and small deformation, moisture, leavening activity and metabolic heat were tested...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147750/the-association-between-childhood-fractures-and-adolescence-bone-outcomes-a-population-based-study-the-troms%C3%A3-study-fit-futures
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T Christoffersen, N Emaus, E Dennison, A-S Furberg, L Gracia-Marco, G Grimnes, O A Nilsen, D Vlachopoulos, A Winther, L A Ahmed
Childhood fracture may predict persistent skeletal fragility, but it may also reflect high physical activity which is beneficial to bone development. We observe a difference in the relationship between previous fracture and bone outcome across physical activity level and sex. Further elaboration on this variation is needed. PURPOSE: Childhood fracture may be an early marker of skeletal fragility, or increased levels of physical activity (PA), which are beneficial for bone mineral accrual...
November 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
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