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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646625/fluctuating-effects-of-genetic-and-plastic-changes-in-body-mass-on-population-dynamics-in-a-large-herbivore
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Gabriel Pigeon, Thomas H G Ezard, Marco Festa-Bianchet, David W Coltman, Fanie Pelletier
Recent studies suggest that evolutionary changes can occur on a contemporary time scale. Hence, evolution can influence ecology and vice-versa. To understand the importance of eco-evolutionary dynamics in population dynamics, we must quantify the relative contribution of ecological and evolutionary changes to population growth and other ecological processes. To date, however, most eco-evolutionary dynamics studies have not partitioned the relative contribution of plastic and evolutionary changes in traits on population, community and ecosystem processes...
June 24, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643794/enrichment-of-low-frequency-functional-variants-revealed-by-whole-genome-sequencing-of-multiple-isolated-european-populations
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Yali Xue, Massimo Mezzavilla, Marc Haber, Shane McCarthy, Yuan Chen, Vagheesh Narasimhan, Arthur Gilly, Qasim Ayub, Vincenza Colonna, Lorraine Southam, Christopher Finan, Andrea Massaia, Himanshu Chheda, Priit Palta, Graham Ritchie, Jennifer Asimit, George Dedoussis, Paolo Gasparini, Aarno Palotie, Samuli Ripatti, Nicole Soranzo, Daniela Toniolo, James F Wilson, Richard Durbin, Chris Tyler-Smith, Eleftheria Zeggini
The genetic features of isolated populations can boost power in complex-trait association studies, and an in-depth understanding of how their genetic variation has been shaped by their demographic history can help leverage these advantageous characteristics. Here, we perform a comprehensive investigation using 3,059 newly generated low-depth whole-genome sequences from eight European isolates and two matched general populations, together with published data from the 1000 Genomes Project and UK10K. Sequencing data give deeper and richer insights into population demography and genetic characteristics than genotype-chip data, distinguishing related populations more effectively and allowing their functional variants to be studied more fully...
June 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632773/simulation-of-oak-early-life-history-and-interactions-with-disturbance-via-an-individual-based-model-soel
#3
Kenneth F Kellner, Robert K Swihart
Early tree life history and demography are driven by interactions with the environment such as seed predation, herbivory, light availability, and drought. For oak (Quercus) in the eastern United States, these interactions may contribute to oak regeneration failure. Numerous studies have examined the impact of individual factors (like seed predation) on the oak regeneration process, but less information is available on the relative and combined impacts of multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors on early oak life history...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622782/-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency
#4
C Dupont
Studies of prévalence in iron deficiency separate iron depletion (defined as decreased blood ferritin) and iron deficiency anemia (defined as blood decrease in both ferritin and hemoglobin). In Europe, most studies are outdated. Prevalence of iron depletion varies from 7 to 18 % and 24 to 36% in toddlers and adolescents, respectively. Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia varies from 2 to 8.5% and 7 to 10% in toddlers and adolescents. In French speaking African countries, Demography Health Surveys show that 80% of children aged 0 to 2 years are anemic, severely for 5 to 9% of them...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617860/increasing-prevalence-of-infectious-diseases-in-asylum-seekers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-switzerland
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Constantine Bloch-Infanger, Veronika Bättig, Jürg Kremo, Andreas F Widmer, Adrian Egli, Roland Bingisser, Manuel Battegay, Stefan Erb
OBJECTIVE: The increasing number of refugees seeking asylum in Europe in recent years poses new challenges for the healthcare systems in the destination countries. The goal of the study was to describe the evolution of medical problems of asylum seekers at a tertiary care centre in Switzerland. METHODS: At the University Hospital Basel, we compared all asylum seekers during two 1-year time periods in 2004/05 and 2014/15 concerning demographic characteristics and reasons for referrals and hospitalizations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616999/investigating-why-and-for-whom-management-ethnic-representativeness-influences-interpersonal-mistreatment-in-the-workplace
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Alex P Lindsey, Derek R Avery, Jeremy F Dawson, Eden B King
Preliminary research suggests that employees use the demographic makeup of their organization to make sense of diversity-related incidents at work. The authors build on this work by examining the impact of management ethnic representativeness-the degree to which the ethnic composition of managers in an organization mirrors or is misaligned with the ethnic composition of employees in that organization. To do so, they integrate signaling theory and a sense-making perspective into a relational demography framework to investigate why and for whom management ethnic representativeness may have an impact on interpersonal mistreatment at work...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616063/benefits-of-gene-flow-are-mediated-by-individual-variability-in-self-compatibility-in-small-isolated-populations-of-an-endemic-plant-species
#7
Christopher T Frye, Maile C Neel
Many rare and endemic species experience increased rates of self-fertilization and mating among close relatives as a consequence of existing in small populations within isolated habitat patches. Variability in self-compatibility among individuals within populations may reflect adaptation to local demography and genetic architecture, inbreeding, or drift. We use experimental hand-pollinations under natural field conditions to assess the effects of gene flow in 21 populations of the central Appalachian endemic Trifolium virginicum that varied in population size and degree of isolation...
July 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601998/side-effects-of-spirotetramat-on-pupae-and-adults-of-a-neotropical-strain-of-eretmocerus-mundus-hymenoptera-aphelinidae-effects-on-the-life-parameters-and-demography
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Natalia Francesena, Nicolas Desneux, Mateus Ribeiro de Campos, Marcela Inés Schneider
The negative impact of conventional pesticides on the environment is already extensively discussed worldwide. Although the use of chemical agents for controlling agricultural pests remains as first-line strategy for pest control, novel biorational active insecticides, such as spirotetramat, have appeared in the pesticide market during recent years in Argentina. The aim of this study was to assess the toxicity of spirotetramat on two developmental stages of a Neotropical strain of Eretmocerus mundus, with the conventional insecticide cypermethrin as a positive control, and to determine spirotetramat's side effects on parasitoid demographic parameters...
June 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598447/single-stage-management-of-concomitant-cholelithiasis-and-choledocholithiasis
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M R Joshi, S Rupakheti, T P Bohara, D R Singh
INTRODUCTION: Concomitant cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis are commonly managed in two stage procedure, endoscopic management of common bile duct stone followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy in different time and setting. We perform these two procedures in same sitting in operating room set up. We evaluated the procedure in terms of outcome, feasibility and complications. METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional study carried out since April 2013 to August 2016 in all patients who had undergone single stage endoscopic and laparoscopic management of concomitant cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594840/phylogeography-on-the-rocks-the-contribution-of-current-and-historical-factors-in-shaping-the-genetic-structure-of-chthamalus-montagui-crustacea-cirripedia
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Federica G Pannacciulli, Ferruccio Maltagliati, Christian de Guttry, Yair Achituv
The model marine broadcast-spawner barnacle Chthamalus montagui was investigated to understand its genetic structure and quantify levels of population divergence, and to make inference on historical demography in terms of time of divergence and changes in population size. We collected specimens from rocky shores of the north-east Atlantic Ocean (4 locations), Mediterranean Sea (8) and Black Sea (1). The 312 sequences 537 bp) of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I allowed to detect 130 haplotypes. High within-location genetic variability was recorded, with haplotype diversity ranging between h = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589633/does-climate-variability-influence-the-demography-of-wild-primates-evidence-from-long-term-life-history-data-in-seven-species
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Fernando A Campos, William F Morris, Susan C Alberts, Jeanne Altmann, Diane K Brockman, Marina Cords, Anne Pusey, Tara S Stoinski, Karen B Strier, Linda M Fedigan
Earth's rapidly changing climate creates a growing need to understand how demographic processes in natural populations are affected by climate variability, particularly among organisms threatened by extinction. Long-term, large-scale, and cross-taxon studies of vital rate variation in relation to climate variability can be particularly valuable because they can reveal environmental drivers that affect multiple species over extensive regions. Few such data exist for animals with slow life histories, particularly in the tropics, where climate variation over large-scale space is asynchronous...
June 7, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585793/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-second-eye-cataract-surgery-and-the-trend-in-the-time-interval-between-the-two-eye-surgeries-based-on-the-malaysian-national-eye-database
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Shu Fen Ho, Tassha Hilda Bin Adnan, Pik Pin Goh
PURPOSE: To study the prevalence of second eye cataract surgery (SECS), trend in time interval between subsequent surgeries over the years, and factors associated with SECSutilization among patients who underwent cataract surgeries in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia. DESIGN: Secondary cross-sectional analysis of the Malaysian National Eye Database (NED) data. METHODS: The Malaysian Cataract Surgery Registry collected data on patients who had cataract surgery from 2002-2004 and 2007-2012...
June 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584113/consequences-of-rapid-ice-sheet-melting-on-the-sahelian-population-vulnerability
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Dimitri Defrance, Gilles Ramstein, Sylvie Charbit, Mathieu Vrac, Adjoua Moïse Famien, Benjamin Sultan, Didier Swingedouw, Christophe Dumas, François Gemenne, Jorge Alvarez-Solas, Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
The acceleration of ice sheet melting has been observed over the last few decades. Recent observations and modeling studies have suggested that the ice sheet contribution to future sea level rise could have been underestimated in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The ensuing freshwater discharge coming from ice sheets could have significant impacts on global climate, and especially on the vulnerable tropical areas. During the last glacial/deglacial period, megadrought episodes were observed in the Sahel region at the time of massive iceberg surges, leading to large freshwater discharges...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583528/human-polyomavirus-is-associated-with-earlier-onset-of-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
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H L Luo, Y T Chen, S C Huang, T C Chen, P H Chiang, S S Lin, Y T Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Polyomavirus has been reported to be oncogenic due to viral integration into the human genome. A relatively high prevalence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) was noted after kidney transplantation (KT) in Taiwan. However, little was known about the impact of polyomavirus on the urothelial cancer behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics of polyomavirus-related UTUC after KT. METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 27 patients were found to have UTUCs after KT...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582433/travelling-to-the-south-phylogeographic-spatial-diffusion-model-in-monttea-aphylla-plantaginaceae-an-endemic-plant-of-the-monte-desert
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Matias C Baranzelli, Andrea Cosacov, Gabriela Ferreiro, Leigh A Johnson, Alicia N Sérsic
Effects of Pleistocene climatic oscillations on plant phylogeographic patterns are relatively well studied in forest, savanna and grassland biomes, but such impacts remain less explored on desert regions of the world, especially in South America. Here, we performed a phylogeographical study of Monttea aphylla, an endemic species of the Monte Desert, to understand the evolutionary history of vegetation communities inhabiting the South American Arid Diagonal. We obtained sequences of three chloroplast (trnS-trnfM, trnH-psbA and trnQ-rps16) and one nuclear (ITS) intergenic spacers from 272 individuals of 34 localities throughout the range of the species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580275/forecasting-trends-in-disability-in-a-super-aging-society-adapting-the-future-elderly-model-to-japan
#16
Brian K Chen, Hawre Jalal, Hideki Hashimoto, Sze-Chuan Suen, Karen Eggleston, Michael Hurley, Lena Schoemaker, Jay Bhattacharya
Japan has experienced pronounced population aging, and now has the highest proportion of elderly adults in the world. Yet few projections of Japan's future demography go beyond estimating population by age and sex to forecast the complex evolution of the health and functioning of the future elderly. This study estimates a new state-transition microsimulation model - the Japanese Future Elderly Model (FEM) - for Japan. We use the model to forecast disability and health for Japan's future elderly. Our simulation suggests that by 2040, over 27 percent of Japan's elderly will exhibit 3 or more limitations in IADLs and social functioning; almost one in 4 will experience difficulties with 3 or more ADLs; and approximately one in 5 will suffer limitations in cognitive or intellectual functioning...
December 2016: Journal of the Economics of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579999/development-of-chloroplast-and-nuclear-dna-markers-for-chinese-oaks-quercus-subgenus-quercus-and-assessment-of-their-utility-as-dna-barcodes
#17
Jia Yang, Lucía Vázquez, Xiaodan Chen, Huimin Li, Hao Zhang, Zhanlin Liu, Guifang Zhao
Chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) is frequently used for species demography, evolution, and species discrimination of plants. However, the lack of efficient and universal markers often brings particular challenges for genetic studies across different plant groups. In this study, chloroplast genomes from two closely related species (Quercus rubra and Castanea mollissima) in Fagaceae were compared to explore universal cpDNA markers for the Chinese oak species in Quercus subgenus Quercus, a diverse species group without sufficient molecular differentiation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573467/branching-process-approach-for-epidemics-in-dynamic-partnership-network
#18
Abid Ali Lashari, Pieter Trapman
We study the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other infectious diseases on a dynamic network by using a branching process approach. The nodes in the network represent the sexually active individuals, while connections represent sexual partnerships. This network is dynamic as partnerships are formed and broken over time and individuals enter and leave the sexually active population due to demography. We assume that individuals enter the sexually active network with a random number of partners, chosen according to a suitable distribution and that the maximal number of partners that an individual can have at a time is finite...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571620/cardiovascular-risk-and-hypertension-control-in-italy-data-from-the-2015-world-hypertension-day
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Camilla Torlasco, Andrea Faini, Elhassan Makil, Claudio Ferri, Claudio Borghi, Franco Veglio, Giovambattista Desideri, Enrico Agabiti Rosei, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Paolo Pauletto, Roberto Pontremoli, Michele Stornello, Giuliano Tocci, Ferruccio Galletti, Bruno Trimarco, Gianfranco Parati
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the first cause of death and disability in western countries. Despite therapeutic advances, their prevalence is constantly increasing. Detailed assessment of modifiable CV risk factors could improve CVD prevention and management. METHODS: to assess CV risk and hypertension control in a sample of the Italian population, individuals participating to the 2015 "World Hypertension Day" were interviewed in 62sites all over Italy...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569376/sex-body-mass-index-and-blood-pressure-are-related-to-aortic-characteristics-in-healthy-young-adults-using-magnetic-resonance-vessel-wall-imaging-the-ambityon-study
#20
Anouk L M Eikendal, Hester M den Ruijter, Cees Haaring, Tobias Saam, Rob J van der Geest, Jos J M Westenberg, Michiel L Bots, Imo E Hoefer, Tim Leiner
OBJECTIVES: More detailed evaluation of atherosclerosis and its key determinants in young individuals is warranted to improve knowledge on the pathophysiology of its development and progression. This study evaluated associations of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived aortic wall area, wall thickness, and pulse wave velocity (PWV) with cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic, young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 124 adults (age: 25-35 years) from the general population-based Atherosclerosis Monitoring and Biomarker Measurements in the Young study, demography, anthropometry, and blood samples were collected...
May 31, 2017: Magma
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