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The abundance of flounder and turbot was studied in August 2005 at 17 stations sited along all the Lithuanian coastal zone and in October at 8 stations at the Curonian Spit. Catches were dominated by flounder and turbot in occurrence frequency. However, in August the prevalent species were juveniles of ...
Vasavid Pataramon P Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, - - 2014
To report gastric emptying scintigraphy, normal values should be established for a specific protocol. The aim of this study was to provide normal gastric emptying values and determine factors affecting gastric emptying using Asian rice-based meal in healthy volunteers. One hundred and ninety-two healthy volunteers were included at 7 tertiary ...
Zhou Mai Geng - - 2014
Many studies have investigated heat wave related mortality, but less attention has been given to the health effects of cold spells in the context of global warming. The 2008 cold spell in China provided a unique opportunity to estimate the effects of the 2008 cold spell on mortality in subtropical ...
Kimura Atsushi A Department of Orthopaedics, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, - - 2014
The authors recently developed a screening tool, the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale (GLFS-25), for the early detection of locomotive syndrome (LS). However, the nationwide prevalence of LS based on the GLFS-25 remains unknown. A nationwide, cross-sectional Internet survey was conducted to estimate sex- and age-specific mean values of the ...
Schaefer Lee L Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, - - 2014
To determine whether time spent outdoors was associated with increased moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and related health benefits in youth. We performed a cross-sectional study of 306 youth aged 13.6 ± 1.4 years. The exposure of interest was self-reported time spent outdoors after school, stratified into three categories: none, some, and most/all of ...
Nakayoshi Makoto M Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 2641, Yamasaki, Noda city, Chiba Prefecture, 278-8510, Japan, - - 2014
An outdoor summer study on thermal physiology along subjects' pathways was conducted in a Japanese city using a unique wearable measurement system that measures all the relevant thermal variables: ambient temperature, humidity, wind speed (U) and short/long-wave radiation (S and L), along with some physio-psychological parameters: skin temperature (T skin), ...
Polyzois Gregory G From the *Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece; and †Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of natural aging after storage in the dark for 1 year and material type on Shore A hardness of 2 silicone prosthetic elastomers. The silicone elastomers tested were low- and high-temperature vulcanizing materials, namely, Premium and Silasto 30, respectively. Ten ...
Can Ismail Ozgur IO From the *Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey; and †Departments of Forensic Medicine, ‡Radiology, and §Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
The analysis of ossification points plays a considerable role in forensic age estimation. Although traditional methods are still in use, researchers are working on different age estimation procedures especially within the development of radiologic methods. One of these methods is to define spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion degree. Spheno-occipital synchondrosis, an important ...
Purim Kátia Sheylla Malta KS Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, PR, - - 2014
Road running is a growing sport. To determine the prevalence of sports-related dermatoses among road runners. Cross-sectional study of 76 road runners. Assessment was performed by means of a questionnaire, interview, and clinical examination. The chi-square and linear trend tests were used for analysis. Most athletes were men (61%), aged ...
Isaacsson Viviane Christina Siena VC Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, - - 2014
Acne vulgaris has high prevalence, disturbing quality of life during adolescence. To measure dissastifaction and acne in 18-year-old male individuals and its associated factors. A questionnaire was applied by trained interviewers to all boys during selection for the military service. Dissatisfaction and acne was evaluated using a self-administered face scale. ...
Vionnet Julien J Division de Physiopathologie Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, - - 2014
The present study was undertaken to investigate how aging affects dermal microvascular reactivity in skin areas differentially exposed to sunlight, and therefore to different degrees of photoaging. We assessed, in young (18 - 30 y., n = 13) and aged males (≥ 60 y., n = 13), the thigh, forearm ...
Pundir J J Assisted Conception Unit, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust , London , - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the long-term reproductive outcome following abdominal myomectomy in women with very large fibroid uteri. It is a retrospective study of 90 subfertile women with the main outcome measure of live-birth rate following spontaneous and assisted conception. Mean age of the study population ...
Jentzsch Thorsten T Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, - - 2014
There is a lack of studies on obesity measured by outer abdominal fat (OAF), which describes abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness with regard to spino-pelvic parameters. We investigated OAF and its physiologic values on computed tomography (CT) scans with regard to age, gender, facet joint (FJ) arthritis, FJ orientation, lumbar ...
Nakakubo Sho S Section for Health Promotion, Department for Functioning Activation, Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Japan; Department of Community Health Sciences, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether trunk stability while walking changes when arm swing is deliberately altered in elderly individuals. Participants included 21 community-dwelling elderly individuals (7 men and 14 women; age, 81.8±5.0 years). We measured trunk acceleration by using a wireless miniature sensor unit containing a ...
Tong H B HB Poultry Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 225125 Yangzhou, Jiangsu, P. R. China tonghb@163.com - - 2014
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of free-range days on growth performance, carcass yield, meat quality, and lymphoid organ index of a local chicken breed. In total, 1,000 one-day-old male Suqin yellow chickens were raised for 21 d. On d 21, 720 birds with similar BW (536 ± ...
Pradhan Mukul M Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302 - - 2014
Redox transformation reaction between aqueous AgNO3 and Mn(CH3 COO)2 at low temperature (∼80 °C) has been adopted for industrial-scale production of uniform Ag-MnOOH composite nanowires for the first time. Varying amounts of incorporated Ag in the composite retain the 1D morphology of the composite. Nanowires upon annealing evolve Ag-MnO2 nanocomposites, once ...
Bowling C Barrett CB Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CBB), Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine (CBB), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; and Department of Epidemiology (PM, PS), School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
The prevalence of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among U.S. adults aged 80 years and older increased between 1988 to 1994 and 2005 to 2010. Trends in the prevalence of albuminuria over this time period have not been reported in this population. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of U.S. ...
Linseman Mark E ME Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, - - 2014
Research in "stop-and-go" sports has demonstrated that carbohydrate ingestion improves performance and fatigue, and that dehydration of ∼1.5%-2% body mass (BM) loss results in decreased performance, increased fatigue, and increased core temperature. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the physiological, performance, and fatigue-related effects of maintaining hydration with ...
Svendsen Morten B MB Department of Renal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, - - 2014
Large artery stiffness and small artery structural changes are both cardiovascular risk factors. Arterial stiffness increases with age and blood pressure (BP), but it is unclear in which way large artery pulse wave velocity (PWV) and peripheral vascular resistance are related and whether age has any influence. In a cross-sectional ...
Part C E CE School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT7 9BL, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) housed in kennelling establishments are considered at risk of suffering poor welfare. Previous research supporting this hypothesis has typically used cortisol:creatinine ratios (C/Cr) to measure acute and chronic stress in kennelled dogs. However, the value of C/Cr as a welfare indicator has been questioned. This study ...
Tucker Larry A LA Larry A. Tucker, PhD; Peter J. Arens, MS; James D. LeCheminant, PhD; and Bruce W. Bailey, PhD, are with the Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, - - 2014
Abstract Purpose . This study assessed the relationship between television viewing time and measured cardiorespiratory fitness and the influence of various potential confounders. Design . Cross-sectional. Setting . Intermountain West. Subjects . The sample was composed of 302 nonsmoking women aged 40.2 ± 3.0 years, with ∼90% Caucasian and 82% ...
Perry Elise C EC From the *Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; and †Baltimore City Fire Department, - - 2014
Residential fires, while constituting a small fraction of fire incidents, are responsible for the majority of civilian fire-related injuries. This study investigates census tract neighborhood socioeconomic factors as correlates of civilian injuries occurring during residential fires in Baltimore, Maryland, between 2004 and 2007. Civilian residential fire related injuries were geocoded ...
Petkova Elisaveta P EP From the aDepartment of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY; and bDepartment of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United - - 2014
Heat is recognized as one of the deadliest weather-related phenomena. Although the impact of high temperatures on mortality has been a subject of extensive research, few previous studies have assessed the impact of population adaptation to heat. We examined adaptation patterns by analyzing daily temperature and mortality data spanning more ...
Dubuc Constance C Junior Research Group of Primate Kin Selection, Department of Primatology, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology , Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig , Germany , ; Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University , 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003 , USA - - 2014
The degree of polygyny is predicted to influence the strength of direct male-male competition, leading to a high variance in male lifetime reproductive success and to reproduction limited to the prime period of adulthood. Here, we explore the variance in male lifetime reproductive success and reproductive time in an anthropoid ...
Alan Nima N Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
To assess in a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database, the impact of increased age on 30-day postoperative outcomes of surgery for intracranial aneurysms (ICAs). 721 adult patients who underwent surgery for ICA were identified in the 2006-2012 American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Baseline characteristics ...
Lee Hyun Mi HM Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Kyonggi 426-744, South - - 2014
The polonium-210 in the sea and its radiological consequences have been widely studied. Current processes for (210)Po recovery from seawater vary significantly. We compared selected processes to determine optimal conditions for recovery in modestly equipped laboratories. Plating (210)Po onto a Ag planchet with constant stirring for 15h at room temperature ...
Ezaldein Harib H HH Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 330 Cedar St, BB 3rd Floor, New Haven, CT 06520, - - 2014
Metopic synostosis is characterized by trigonocephaly, lateral supraorbital retrusion, and hypotelorism. Most phenotypic evaluations have focused on the forehead without much emphasis on the orbits. The study seeks to explore differences in orbital dysmorphology for metopic and control patients, along with different degrees of metopic synostosis. Demographic and craniometric data ...
Kim Min M *MD Department of Ophthalmology, Human Barrier Research Institute, Gangnam Severance Hospital (MK, HJK); and Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Severance Eye and ENT Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine (SSK, SCL), Seoul, - - 2014
To investigate choroidal thickness (CT) in healthy Korean subjects measured by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography and its association with age, axial length, and refractive error. Choroidal scans using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography in each eye of 286 healthy eyes were obtained at the macula. Choroidal thickness ...
Mitsuzuka Koji K 1Department of Urology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, - - 2014
To compare oncological outcomes of patients aged ≥70 years treated with radical prostatectomy with those of a clinically matched younger cohort. Data from 1268 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy between 2000 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified according to age (<70 or ≥70 years) at the time of prostatectomy. ...
Chow Patsy P Agency for Integrated Care, - - 2014
To determine the factors for rehabilitation effectiveness (REs) and efficiency (REy) among newly disabled older persons and if there is any trade-off between REs and REy. Retrospective cohort study. 4 sub-acute rehabilitation hospitals in Singapore. 8828 patients aged >65 years admitted for inpatient rehabilitation from 1996 to 2005. Not applicable ...
Liao H J HJ Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Crop Diseases and Pests, Ministry of Education, Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, - - 2014
Temperature is a key environmental factor in determining the population size of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis in summer. High temperatures inhibit survival, development and fecundity of this insect. However, biological responses of female and male adults to heat shock, and physiological mechanism of high temperature suppressing population development are still ambiguous. We ...
Choi Seyoung S Sun Moon University, Galsan-ri, Tangjeong-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, - - 2014
Individual pelvic sacral angle was measured, compared and analyzed for the 6 male and female adults who were diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis and mild spondylolisthesis in accordance with spinal parameters, pelvic parameters and occlusion state of sacroiliac joint presented by the author of this thesis based on ...
Iida Ryosuke R School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Higashi-mita 1-1-1, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-8571, - - 2014
Our objective was to quantify the associations between climatic factors and a death occurrence of peripartum pigs from 16 to 19 weeks after successful service during hot and humid or cold seasons. The study used lifetime records of 93,837 females entered into 98 Japanese commercial herds from 2003 to 2007. ...
Hashimoto Akio A Educational Affairs Department, Chuoh College of Medical - - 2014
Orbitomeatal basal line-anthropological basal line (OML-ABL), and the acanthiomeatal line (AML)-ABL crossing angles were measured using profile pictures. There were 219 volunteers in total: 42 people four years old, 44 people nine years old, 45 people 14 years old, 43 people 19 years old, and 45 people 40 years or ...
Grayson A L AL Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, NE - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of freezing and thawing or freezing and thawing with an additional aging period after frozen storage on the tenderness of longissimus lumborum (LL) and semitendinosus (ST) steaks relative to aged, fresh steaks. Left-side LL and ST (n=35 each) were obtained ...
Yao Ming M Department of Neurology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China; Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, - - 2014
The risk factors of hippocampal dilated perivascular spaces (H-dPVS), their radiological relevance and their impact on cognitive performance remain under investigation. These aspects were evaluated in 1818 stroke- and dementia-free participants enrolled in the 3C-Dijon MRI study, using logistic regression, multiple linear regression, and Cox models. At study entry, the ...
Wilson Valerie K VK Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North - - 2014
To examine the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and cognitive performance over time in older adults in the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Prospective cohort study. Community-dwelling participants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Memphis, Tennessee. Well-functioning adults aged 70 to 79 at baseline with serum 25(OH)D measured ...
Galzote C C Johnson & Johnson China Ltd., Shanghai, - - 2014
This multicenter study assessed the impact of two types of extreme seasons (i.e. summer and winter) on the facial skin of female subjects living in different regions of Asia. Facial skin of female subjects of various Asian ethnicities was characterized during summer and winter using dermatological assessments of the cheek ...
Marins João Carlos Bouzas JC Human Performance Laboratory - LAPEH, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to establish the skin temperature (Tsk) thermal profile for the Brazilian population and to compare the differences between female and male Brazilian adults. A total of 117 female and 103 male were examined with a thermographic camera. The Tsk of 24 body regions of ...
Hutchison J L JL Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350. Electronic address: - - 2014
The availability of genomic evaluations since 2008 has resulted in many changes to dairy cattle breeding programs. One such change has been the increased contribution of young bulls (0.8 to 3.9 yr old) to those programs. The increased use of young bulls was investigated using pedigree data and breeding records ...
Chen Yi-Lang YL Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei 24301, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study examined body posture, subjective discomfort, and stability, requiring the participants to ride a stationary bicycle for 20 min (cadence: 60 rpm; workrate: 120 W), using various combinations of two handle heights and five seat-protruding node lengths (PNLs). The results indicated that bicycle handle height significantly influenced body posture, and that seat ...
Kuřavová Kateřina K Department of Biology and Ecology, University of Ostrava, Chittusiho 10, CZ-710 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
A study was conducted to determine whether the mandibles of the detrito-/bryophagous groundhopper Tetrix tenuicornis are subject to mechanical wear as a result of feeding, as is the case for grasshoppers that feed on silica-rich grasses. Abrasion was evaluated by measuring the length and width of the 3rd incisor and ...
Lee Eui Seok - - 2014
The sagittal alignment of the spine changes depending on body posture and degenerative changes. This study aimed to observe changes in sagittal alignment of the lumbar spine with different positions (standing, supine, and various sitting postures) and to verify the effect of aging on lumbar sagittal alignment. Whole-spine lateral radiographs ...
von Papen Mitra M Department of Neurology, University of Cologne, Cologne, - - 2014
Hypokinetic gait is a common and very disabling symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the motor cortex has been used with variable effectiveness to treat hypokinesia in PD. Preconditioning rTMS by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may enhance its effectiveness to treat hypokinetic gait in ...
Kashima Emiko S ES To whom correspondence should be addressed. Dr. Emiko S. KashiSchool of Psychological Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086 Australia, e.kashima@latrobe.edu.au, +613-9479-3829 (T), +613-9479-1956 - - 2014
Life satisfaction of migrants to Australia from 17 countries, assessed at 4-5 months, 16-17 months, and 3&frac12; years after arrival, was analyzed with a longitudinal, multilevel analysis. The results indicated that migrants were more satisfied, if the national average life satisfaction was higher in their country of origin, after adjustment ...
Sposato Bruno B Unit of Pneumology, "Misericordia" Hospital, Grosseto, - - 2014
Our study tried to find a relationship between baseline FEF25-75% and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and whether a greater FEF25-75% impairment may be a marker of a more severe hyperresponsiveness in subjects with normal FEV1 and FEV1/FVC and suggestive asthma symptoms. Besides, we tried to asses a FEF25-75% cut-off value to ...
Tai Andrew A Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Women's and Children' Hospital, North Adelaide. Electronic address: - - 2014
In 1964, The Melbourne Asthma Study was established to describe the spectrum and natural history of childhood asthma. To describe the clinical and lung function outcome of childhood asthma to the age of 50 years. Subjects were invited to complete an interviewer-administered questionnaire, skin prick testing, and measurement of lung ...
Silva-Santos Kc K Laboratório de Biotecnologia da Reprodução Animal (ReproA), DCV-CCA-Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, - - 2014
Interest in indicus-taurus cattle has been increasing, as these animals are likely to present the best characteristics of Zebu and European bovine breeds. The aim of this study was to compare the embryo production of indicus-taurus donors with high vs low antral follicle counts obtained by ovum pickup/in vitro production ...
Rollings Nicky N School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, - - 2014
Telomeric attrition has repeatedly been found to correlate with the ageing of organisms; however, recent research is increasingly showing that the determinants of attrition dynamics are not well understood. This study examined the relative telomere lengths in Eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, kept at different temperatures and at different ages. Newly ...
Oldroyd A A Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, - - 2014
Studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of normal and high body mass index (BMI) upon risk of osteoporosis (OP). No study has investigated the prevalence of OP in an older population with a very high BMI (higher than 40 kg/m(2) ). Data of patients aged over 50 years that attended for a ...
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