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Ly Helen H Wesley Neurology Clinic, Memphis, - - 2014
This is a case of an adult male with history of motor difficulties, speech, and behavioral problems since early childhood found to have progressive spastic paraparesis, impaired vibration and proprioception, and gait instability. His medical history included bilateral cataracts status post surgical removal at the age of 30, cholelithiasis status ...
Paz Soldán M Mateo MM From the Mayo Clinic Center for Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases, Department of Neurology (M.M.P.S., M.N., B.M.K., I.P., S.J.P., C.F.L., B.G.W., M.R., O.H.K.), and Division of Biomedical Statistics & Informatics (D.J.C., E.J.A.), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; International Clinical Research Center (M.N.), St. Anne's University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic; Department of Neurology (N.A.Z.), American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon; Department of Neurology (N.K.), Bakirkoy State Hospital, Istanbul; and Department of Neurology (M.T., A.S.), Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey. N.A.Z., N.K., and M.T. were previous fellows of the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of - - 2014
We examined the effect of relapses-before and after progression onset-on the rate of postprogression disability accrual in a progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) cohort. We studied patients with primary progressive MS (n = 322) and bout-onset progressive MS (BOPMS) including single-attack progressive MS (n = 112) and secondary progressive MS (n ...
Chollet Magali M Agroscope, Institute of Food Sciences, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Different studies have shown that people are aware of the benefits of dairy products, but a sizeable part of the world's population still does not consume the recommended amount of dairy produce. The aims of the present research were to determine which dairy products are consumed by the middle-aged and ...
Kalita Rinku Moni - - 2014
An attempt was made to study the stem growth of two native dominant shade tree species in terms of annual girth increment in three dominant girth size categories for two years in tea agroforestry system of Barak Valley, Assam. Fifty two sampling plots of 0.1 ha size were established and ...
de Koning D B DB Adaptation Physiology Group, Department of Animal Science, Wageningen University and Research center, PO box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands - - 2014
Osteochondrosis (OC) is a degenerative joint condition developing in a short time frame in young growing gilts which may cause lameness at an older age, affecting welfare and leading to premature culling of breeding sows. Causes of OC are multifactorial including both genetic and environmental factors. Floor type has been ...
Gilson Angélique A Université Paris-Sud, UMR 8079, Laboratoire Ecologie Systématique et Evolution, Orsay, F-91405 Orsay, France CNRS, UMR 8079, Laboratoire Ecologie Systématique et Evolution, Orsay, F-91405 Orsay, France AgroParisTech, UMR 8079, Laboratoire Ecologie Systématique et Evolution, F-75231 Paris, - - 2014
Forest productivity declines with tree age. This decline may be due to changes in metabolic functions, resource availability and/or changes in resource allocation (between growth, reproduction and storage) with tree age. Carbon and nitrogen remobilization/storage processes are key to tree growth and survival. However, studies of the effects of tree ...
Abrão Flávia Oliveira FO Escola de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 39400-401, Montes Claros, MG, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the aerobic rumen mycobiota from three age groups of Nelore beef cattle reared extensively on lignified pasture. The experiment was randomized and sampled 50 steers, 50 cows, and 50 calves grazed on Brachiaria spp. pasture during the dry season. Rumen fluid in ...
Drake Michael C MC a St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West - - 2014
Abstract One hundred specimens of Rhinella marina, (Anura: Bufonidae) collected in St. George's parish, Grenada, from September 2010 to August 2011, were examined for the presence of ectoparasites and helminths. Ninety-five (95%) toads were parasitized by one or more parasite species. Nine species of parasites were found: 1 digenean, 2 ...
Kontakiotis Evangelos G EG Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
The purposes of this study are (i) to evaluate and compare the dentinal tubule density, tubule diameter and percentage area of dentin occupied by tubules at the pulp chamber ceiling and floor; and (ii) to evaluate the effects of age on the number and dimensions of tubule openings. Twelve intact, ...
Eger J E JE - - 2014
A durable termite bait containing 0.5% noviflumuron was evaluated for physical durability, retention of active ingredient, consumption by termites, and toxicity to termites over 5 yr in field studies at locations in Indiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Plots in Indiana and Mississippi included both natural rainfall and irrigated plots, while ...
Garmyn A J AJ Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 79409 - - 2014
Beef steers (n = 1,914) were assigned to one of three beta adrenergic agonist (ΒAA: ) supplementation treatments: zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH: ; 8.3 mg/kg of DM for 20 d with 3-d withdrawal), ractopamine hydrochloride (RH: ; 308 mg/hd/d for 28 d), or no βAA (CON: ) to determine the effects ...
Leksrisompong N N Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh - - 2014
A study was conducted to examine how 2 feeder space allocations during the rearing period followed by 2 feeder space allocations after photostimulation and 2 female feeding to peak programs (fast or slow) affected female broiler breeder reproductive performance and mortality. Sixteen pens of 76 breeder females each were equipped ...
Yu Lemeng L School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, P. R. China. zq304@mail.njust.edu.cn tnt5tuoniao@163.com - - 2014
H2 or CO pretreatment had been processed on the Ag/γ-Al2O3 catalyst which significantly enhanced its NH3-SCR activity. The main purpose of this study was to prove that the impacts of pretreatment on silver species caused the enhancement. XRD, UV-vis, XPS, in situ FTIR and NO-TPD results showed the relationship between ...
Singh Bhoj Raj BR ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, Medziphema, Dimapur, 797 106, Nagaland, India, - - 2014
Axone (Akhuni) is a homemade synbiotic (Nagamese fermented soybean product) served as side dish in North Eastern India. In this study, effects of Axone feeding on growth, weight gain, sexual maturity and egg production on Vanaraja birds (a strain of poultry bird developed at PDP Hyderabad for villages and backyard ...
Choi Jeongdong - - 2014
Partial nitritation is an essential first step in anaerobic ammonium oxidation. This study compared the performance of air-lift partial nitritation reactors with attached growth (AG) and suspended growth (SG) without biomass retention using ammonium-rich recirculated liquor produced from the dewatering of anaerobically digested sludge. The steady-state results showed that the ...
Leksrisompong N N Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh - - 2014
A study was conducted to determine if there were differences in female broiler breeder performance of 2 strains that had been subjected to 2 feeder space allocations during the growing period followed by 2 feeding to peak programs. Ross 308 and 708 pullets were reared with a single feeding program ...
Yin Guoan - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to study the effects of straw enriched environment on behaviors of nursery piglets reared in the farrowing pens. Fourteen litters (Large White x Landrace) weaned at 35 days of age were reared in the modified farrowing pens, flatdecks (F) or straw enriched pens ...
D'Alpino Paulo Henrique Perlatti PH Biomaterials Research Group, School of Dentistry, Anhanguera University of São Paulo - UNIAN SP, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
This study evaluated the spin concentration and the crystallinity in different classifications of dental composites as a function of the material condition (new, aged and expired). Specimens were obtained according to the factors: composites: Filtek P60, Filtek Z250, Filtek Z350XT, and Filtek Silorane; and material conditions: new, aged, and expired. ...
Jang Ki Hyuk KH Department of Advanced Organic Materials and Textile System Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, South - - 2014
The cellulose acetate nanofibers containing Ag ions [CA(as-spun)] were fabricated by electrospinning a CA solution with 0∼5 wt% AgNO3. The CA(as-spun) was UV-irradiated to produce CA nanofibers containing Ag ions/nanopaticles (NPs) [CA(UV)], and the CA(UV) was deacetylated to cellulose nanofibers with Ag NPs [CA(UV+DA)]. When the CA(UV) was deacetylated with ...
Zubairi Ali Bin Sarwar AB Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, - - 2014
Exposure to airborne fungi has been related with exacerbation of asthma in adults and children leading to increased outpatient, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations. Hypersensitivity to these airborne fungi may be an important initial predisposing factor in the development and exacerbation of asthma. This study was conducted to determine an ...
Sun Xiaojie - - 2014
In a sequencing batch bioreactor landfill system which combined a fresh and an aged refuse bioreactor, blockage occurred frequently in the aged refuse bioreactor during the treatment of leachate from the fresh refuse bioreactor. To overcome this problem, another aged refuse bioreactor was added, when blockage occurred, the two aged ...
Masaka Lawrence L Department of Livestock and Wildlife Management, Midlands State University, P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe, - - 2014
A study was carried out at a 2,200 sow farrow-finisher facility in Zimbabwe to determine the main reasons for sow removal and the season when removal was most common. Data on the number of sows culled and the reasons for culling as well as mortalities was recorded weekly for a ...
Gopinath Bamini B Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, - - 2014
Habitual consumption of dairy products has been shown to play an important role in the prevention of several chronic diseases. We aimed to prospectively assess the relationship between the change in dairy product consumption (both regular fat and low/reduced fat) and the 15-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In ...
Lee C C Department of Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park - - 2014
This study investigated the usefulness of acid-detergent fiber-bound (15)N [acid detergent insoluble (ADI)-(15)N] as a solid digesta passage marker in dairy cows compared with chromium (Cr) and ytterbium (Yb) (as labeled fiber or forage, respectively). Intrinsically (ADI-(15)N) or extrinsically (Cr, Yb) labeled alfalfa hay was pulse-dosed intraruminally to 7 lactating ...
Hamady Li Ling LL Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of - - 2014
Conservation and management efforts for white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) remain hampered by a lack of basic demographic information including age and growth rates. Sharks are typically aged by counting growth bands sequentially deposited in their vertebrae, but the assumption of annual deposition of these band pairs requires testing. We compared ...
Amneklev Jennie J Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Linnaeus University, SE - 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden E-mail: - - 2014
Silver (Ag) can be a problem for wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and their capability to use sewage sludge as a soil fertilizer. Due to a high accumulation rate in soils, the levels of Ag in the incoming water at the WWTP must be reduced. This study aims to identify major ...
Yu Dapao D State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, - - 2014
Accurate estimates of forest carbon storage and changes in storage capacity are critical for scientific assessment of the effects of forest management on the role of forests as carbon sinks. Up to now, several studies reported forest biomass carbon (FBC) in Liaoning Province based on data from China's Continuous Forest ...
Alito Christina L - - 2013
Consumer products such as clothing and medical products are increasingly integrating silver and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into base materials to serve as an antimicrobial agent. Thus it is critical to assess the effects of AgNPs on wastewater microorganisms essential to biological nutrient removal. In the present study, pulse and continuous ...
Cacciotti Ilaria I University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Department of Industrial Engineering, INSTM RU "Tor Vergata", Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The fabrication of ternary fibrous mats based on poly(lactic) acid (PLA), cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs, both pristine (p-CNCs) and modified with a commercial surfactant (s-CNCs)) and silver (Ag) nanoparticles by electrospinning is reported. Amounts of 1 and 5wt.% were selected for Ag and CNCs, respectively. Neat PLA and binary PLA/Ag, PLA/p-CNCs ...
Braña D V - - 2013
This study evaluated the effects of gender and feeding of ractopamine on growth performance, carcass, and meat quality characteristics of pigs reared under commercial conditions. The study was performed as a randomized complete block design (blocking factor date of start on test) with a 3 × 2 factorial arrangement of ...
Tanner Susan - - 2014
Stunting, or linear growth retardation, has been documented in up to half of all children in rural indigenous populations of South America. Stunting is well understood as a signal of adverse conditions during growth, and has been associated with developmentally induced modifications to body composition, including body fat and muscularity, ...
Tomczyk Jacek - - 2014
There are many reports in the literature concerning pulp stones in contemporary living populations, but there are no descriptions of cases of pulp stones and their prevalence in populations of the past. Here we present a study of pulp stones in a series of archaeologically derived samples from the Middle ...
Jang Ki Hyuk KH Department of Advanced Organic Materials and Textile System Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, South - - 2014
Cellulose acetate (CA) nanofibers with 5wt% AgNO3 were fabricated by electrospinning. The Ag ions in as-spun CA nanofibers were photo-reduced to Ag nanoparticles (NPs) using a UV irradiation, and the UV-irradiated CA nanofibers were then transformed to cellulose nanofibers containing Ag NPs by deacetylation reaction. The size and content of ...
Bodrumlu Emre E Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the size of the pulp chamber in mandibular second molars with the gender and age by means of panoromic radiographs. Materials and Methods: In this study, 200 panoromic radiographs of patients were randomly selected from the archives of the Faculty of ...
Michel Julien - - 2013
Ellagitannins are extracted from oak wood during wine aging in oak barrels. This research is based on the NIRS (Oakscan®) oak wood classification according to their index polyphenolic (IP) (between 21.07 and 70.15). Their level in wood is very variable (between 5.95 to 32.91 mg by g of dry wood) ...
Couchoux Christelle C Metapopulation Research Group, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014 Helsinki, - - 2014
In a context where hosts are distributed in patches and susceptible to parasitism for a limited time, female parasitoids foraging for hosts might experience intraspecific competition. We investigated the effects of host and parasitoid developmental stage and intraspecific competition among foraging females on host-searching behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Hyposoter ...
Funck J Arce - - 2013
The functioning of forested headwater streams is intimately linked to the decomposition of leaf litter by decomposers, mainly aquatic hyphomycetes, which enables the transfer of allochthonous carbon to higher trophic levels. Evaluation of this process is being increasingly used as an indicator of ecosystem health and ecological integrity. Yet, even ...
Behbod B - - 2013
While fungal exposures are assumed to provoke wheeze through irritant or allergenic mechanisms, little is known about the differential effects of indoor and outdoor fungi on early-life wheeze. In a Boston prospective birth cohort of 499 at-risk infants, culturable fungi in bedroom air and dust and outdoor air were measured ...
Fernández de Simón B - - 2014
The wood-related volatile profile of wines aged in cherry, acacia, ash, chestnut and oak wood barrels was studied by GC-MS, and could be a useful tool to identify the wood specie used. Thus, 2,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in wines aged in acacia barrels, and ethyl-2-benzoate in cherry barrels could be used as chemical ...
Koyanagi Takashi - - 2013
The processing of archetypal Japanese sushi involves microbial fermentation. The traditional sushi kaburazushi, introduced in the middle ages, is made by fermenting salted yellow tail, salted turnip, and malted rice, and is distinguished from the ancient sushi narezushi, made from fish and boiled rice. In this study, we examined changes ...
Clark Heather M - - 2013
The current study examined mean volumes of discrete sips performed by healthy adults from straws varying in internal diameter. Methods Forty healthy adults sipped water from each of seven straws varying in internal diameter (.65mm to 5mm). Bolus volumes associated with three discrete sips were recorded under each sip condition. ...
Heinrichs A J - - 2013
During November and December 2011, data were collected from 44 dairy operations in 13 Pennsylvania counties. Researchers visited each farm to collect information regarding management practices and feeding, and costs for labor, health, bedding, and reproduction for replacement heifers from birth until first calving. Costs per heifer were broken up ...
Wei Siye - - 2013
Field measurements were conducted to measure emission factors of particulate matter (EFPM), organic carbon (EFOC), elemental carbon (EFEC), 28 parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (EF28pPAHs), and 4 oxygenated PAHs (EF4oPAHs) for four types of crop straws burned in two stoves with similar structure but different ages. The average EFPM, EFOC, EFEC, ...
Kaufmann Christian C Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA; lfkelly@bu.edu (L.F.C.); mrbrown@uga.edu (M.R.B.) ; Swiss National Centre for Vector Entomology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zürich, CH-8057 Zürich, - - 2013
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is a competent vector for arboviruses and recently was implicated as the vector of the first autochthonous cases of dengue and chikungunya in southern Europe. The objective of this study was to analyze the flight performance of female Ae. albopictus of different ages that ...
Carbone Mariah S - - 2013
The allocation of nonstructural carbon (NSC) to growth, metabolism and storage remains poorly understood, but is critical for the prediction of stress tolerance and mortality. We used the radiocarbon ((14) C) 'bomb spike' as a tracer of substrate and age of carbon in stemwood NSC, CO2 emitted by stems, tree ...
Nergiz Humeyra H Department of Biology, Bitlis Eren University, Faculty of Science and Art, Bitlis, - - 2013
Diurnal time-activity budgets of White-headed Ducks were investigated with respect to sex and temporal environmental variables to document behavioral responses to winter conditions and nutritional requirements at Burdur Lake where the largest winter concentrations occur. Behaviors of males and females were recorded separately in randomly selected focal flocks during 1140 ...
Prato M - - 2013
Queen, worker, and male production was studied for 1 year in three queenright colonies of Tetragonisca angustula (Latreille). We sampled brood combs monthly and noticed that the number of brood cells and production of individuals were similar among colonies. Although the production of queens did not vary significantly, the frequencies of ...
Fernández de Simón B - - 2014
The nonanthocyanic phenolic composition of four red wines, one white, and one rosé aged using barrels and chips of cherry, chestnut, false acacia, ash and oak wood was studied by LC-DAD-ESI/MS, to identify the phenolic compounds that woods other than oak contribute to wines, and if some of them can ...
Bergman Robert T - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To study the longitudinal changes in 19 soft tissue cephalometric traits (according to the Bergman cephalometric soft tissue facial analysis). Materials and Methods: Cephalograms and photographs of 40 subjects (20 male, 20 female, from the Burlington Growth Centre) that were obtained at ages 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, ...
Fabani María P - - 2013
We studied the VOCs profile of three red wine varieties, produced in the Valley of Tulum (San Juan-Argentina), over 4 consecutive years. Our main goal was to verify if different wine varieties could be differentiated from their VOCs profile, considering changes induced by their age, the yeast inoculated and the ...
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