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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bóna Judit J Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University , Budapest , - - 2014
Abstract The aim of this paper was to investigate the VOT of voiceless plosives (/p, t, k/) in the speech of Hungarian-speaking elderly. Read speech of 25 old (70 to 90 years) and 25 young (21 to 32 years) was analyzed. In each recording, the VOT of phonologically short [p, ...
Fallah Mahdi M Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
We aimed to estimate lifetime cumulative risk of melanoma (CRM) in relatives of patients with melanoma by histology and age at diagnosis in patients and relatives. A population-based cohort of 238724 first-degree relatives of 46091 melanoma patients diagnosed in 1955-2010 in Nordic countries was followed for cancer incidence. The CRM ...
Lara Beatriz B Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Camilo José Cela University , Madrid, Spain - - 2014
Abstract Lara, Beatriz, Juan Jose Salinero, and Juan Del Coso. Altitude is positively correlated to race time during the marathon. High Alt Med Biol 15:000-000, 2014.-Completing a marathon (42.2 km) is one of the more challenging sports activities. Besides the distance, the ambient conditions of the race (altitude, temperature, etc) can ...
Juan-Blasco M M Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Centro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología, Unidad Asociada de Entomología UJI-IVIA-CIB (CSIC), E-46113 Moncada, - - 2014
Area-wide sterile insect technique (SIT) programs assume that offspring reduction of the target population correlates with the mating success of the sterile males released. However, there is a lack of monitoring tools to prove the success of these programs in real-time. Field-cage tests were conducted under the environmental conditions of ...
Xu Haidong H Department of Orthopedics of Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University, School of Medicine, 305 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing, 210002, Jiangsu, - - 2014
The authors studied the nuclear magnetic resonance films and the expression of MMP-1 and TIMP-1 in disk specimens' of patients who had undergone operations for lumbar disk herniation. Forty-one lumbar disk patients were evaluated imaging for degenerative changes and their disk specimens immunohistochemical expression of MMP-1 and TIMP-1. The degree ...
Ramasamy Ranjith R Department of Urology, Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of male age on the outcome of microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) and assisted reproductive technology. Clinical retrospective study. Center for reproductive medicine at a tertiary university hospital. One thousand sixty-seven men with nonobstructive azoospermia. Micro-TESE, with intracytoplasmic sperm injection when sperm found. Sperm retrieval and ...
Ho Jun-Ying - - 2014
The nanohybrids consisting of silver nanoparticles (Ag), clay platelets, and a nonionic surfactant were prepared and used as the substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The nanoscale silicate platelets (SP) (dimension of 100 nm ×100 nm and thickness of ~1 nm) were previously prepared from exfoliation of the natural layered ...
Huang Jennifer J JJ Human Studies Division, National Health Effects Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency , Chapel Hill, NC , USA - - 2014
Abstract Context: Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is used to measure pulmonary effects in inhalational exposure studies. Objectives: To determine how host and background environmental factors may affect pulmonary responses in BAL. Materials and methods: We retrospectively analyzed 77 healthy non-smoking volunteers (38 males and 39 females, age 18-35) who ...
Peter Laura L , Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, University of Zurich, Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, Zurich, - - 2014
This study examined the changes in running performance and the sex differences between women and men in 24-hour ultra-marathons held worldwide from 1977 to 2012. Changes in running speed and ages of the fastest 24-hour ultra-marathoners were determined using single- and multi-level regression analyses. From 1977 to 2012, the sex ...
Webb Leanne L Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. - - 2014
Hospitalisations are associated with ambient temperature, but little is known about responses in population sub-groups. In this study, heat responses for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in two age groups were examined for two categories of cardiac diseases using daily hospital admissions from five Northern Territory hospitals (1992-2011). Admission rates during ...
Rocklöv Joacim J Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; - - 2014
Background : Ambient temperatures can cause an increase in mortality. A better understanding is needed of how health status and other factors modify the risk associated with high and low temperatures, to improve the basis of preventive measures. Differences in susceptibility to temperature and to heat and cold wave duration ...
Harlan Sharon L SL School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. - - 2014
In this study we characterized the relationship between temperature and mortality in central Arizona desert cities that have an extremely hot climate. Relationships between daily maximum apparent temperature (ATmax) and mortality for eight condition-specific causes and all-cause deaths were modeled for all residents and separately for males and females ages ...
Burke Alan F AF Department of Entomology, 123 Waters Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, - - 2014
Four new species of Cymatodera from Mexico: Cymatodera bogcioides sp. n.; Cymatodera pueblae sp. n.; Cymatodera mitae sp. n.; and Cymatodera lineata sp. n. are described based on adult male and female specimens. Male genitalia and other characters of taxonomic value are presented.
Telang Lahari A LA Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Penang International Dental College, Butterworth, Penang, - - 2014
Age is one of the prime factors employed to establish the identity of an individual and the use of teeth for this purpose has been considered reliable. Tooth wear is widely accepted as a physiological consequence of aging and evaluation of tooth wear can be a simple and convenient tool ...
van der Velden S S Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2013
Anadromous and non-anadromous Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) from multiple sample sites in Labrador, Canada were used to investigate possible differences in total mercury concentration ([THg]) between 1977-78 and 2007-09. The mean [THg] of anadromous Arctic charr was 0.03μg/g wet weight (ww) in 1977-78 and 0.04μg/g ww in 2007-09, while mean ...
Hill Davina L DL University of Glasgow, - - 2013
In many incubating birds heat transfer from parent to egg is facilitated by the brood patch, an area of ventral abdominal skin that becomes highly vascularised, swells and loses its down feathers around the time of laying. Only the female develops a brood patch in most passerine species, but some ...
Scheiman Mitchell M Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University, Philadelphia, - - 2013
To evaluate the association between outdoor and nearwork activities at baseline and myopia stabilisation by age 15 in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET). Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial enrolled 469 children (ages: 6-11 years) with spherical equivalent myopia between -1.25 and -4.50 D, who were randomised to progressive addition or ...
Chugh Sumeet S SS Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, - - 2013
The global burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We systematically reviewed population-based studies of AF published 1980-2010, from the 21 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) regions to estimate global/regional prevalence, incidence, as well as morbidity and mortality related to AF (DisModMR software). Of 377 potential studies identified, 184 met ...
Michelis Fotios V FV Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, - - 2013
We evaluated the impact of age and remission status on 242 consecutive patients that underwent allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in our program between 1999 and 2011. Median age of all patients was 48 years (range 18-71). Based on age and remission status, patients were ...
Nishimura Akinobu A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan, - - 2013
To investigate the prevalence and severity of radiographically detected hallux valgus (HV) as well as associated risk factors among Japanese residents of Miyagawa, a mountain village located in the center of Mie Prefecture. The height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of 403 participants (male n = 135, female n = 268) recruited from ...
Yang Wan - - 2013
The 1918 influenza pandemic caused disproportionately high mortality among certain age groups. The mechanisms underlying these differences are not fully understood. To explore the dynamics of the 1918 pandemic and to identify potential age-specific transmission patterns. We examined 1915-1923 daily mortality data in New York City (NYC) and estimated the ...
Rodrigues-Pinto Ricardo - - 2013
High physical demand and young age are currently considered contraindications for total ankle replacement. This study aimed to compare its results between patients under the age of 50 and those aged 50 or older. 103 patients derived from an ongoing prospective multicentric study with a mean follow-up of 41 (range, ...
Harazin Barbara B Ward for Occupational Diseases, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, Poland, - - 2013
In healthy people, the vibrotactile perception threshold (VPT) at fingertips depends on a given measurement method and on individual characteristics such as age, gender and finger skin temperature. The aim of the study was to compare the VPT values in 2 groups of healthy subjects with different finger skin temperature. ...
Margetić Branka Aukst BA Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia. - - 2013
Reports on the quality of life (QOL) of family caregivers of schizophrenia patients are uncommon. Relations of different degree of kinship to caregivers' QOL are unexplored, but may be relevant. The purpose of this study was to assess the subjective QOL of caregivers of stable outpatients with diagnosis of schizophrenia ...
Loas Gwenolé - - 2013
This study explored the criterion-validity of the Cognitive Slippage Scale (CSS) and the Schizotypal Ambivalence Scale (SAS). 27 first-degree relatives of individuals with schizophrenia (9 males, 18 females; M age=45.3 yr., SD=13) were compared with 30 first-degree relatives of non-psychotic patients (15 males, 15 females; M age = 44.6 yr., ...
Guéguen Nicolas - - 2013
Previous studies have shown that pleasant weather conditions can improve people's mood and facilitate positive social relationships. The current study tested the effect of sunshine on drivers' willingness to give hitchhikers a ride. Four confederates (2 men, 2 women; M age = 20 yr.) acted as hitchhikers on the roadside ...
Rodríguez Faba O - - 2013
Objectives: Despite the uncertain value of adjuvant chemotherapy after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) it is clear that impaired renal function represents a contraindication to its administration. The objective of this study was to identify possible predictive clinical factors for impaired renal function following RNU in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial ...
Khodayari S - - 2013
The twospotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) is an important agricultural pest. Population dynamics and pest outbreaks highly depend on the overwintering success of the mite specimens; therefore, it is necessary to assess winter survival dynamics of this pest. Seasonal changes in supercooling point (SCP) and acute cold ...
Choi Se Rang - - 2013
To investigate normative angle kappa data and to examine whether correlations exist between angle kappa and ocular biometric measurements (e.g., refractive error, axial length) and demographic features in Koreans. Data from 436 eyes (213 males and 223 females) were analyzed in this study. The angle kappa was measured using Orbscan ...
Lundeen Elizabeth A EA 1 Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, - - 2013
We characterized post-infancy child growth patterns and determined the incidence of becoming stunted and of recovery from stunting. Data came from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty in four low- and middle-income countries. We analysed length/height measurements for children at ages 1, 5 and 8 years. Children (n ...
Alla Sridhar S New Zealand Brain Research Institute, University of Otago, 66 Stewart Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2013
New Zealand (NZ) is a high risk country for multiple sclerosis (MS) with an overall age and sex standardised prevalence of 73.1 per 100,000 population. The age and sex standardised prevalence within the Māori population is substantially lower at 24.2 per 100,000 population. A latitudinal gradient exists with MS prevalence ...
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