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The relationship between sleep disturbance and health status in patients with COPD

The relationship between sleep disturbance and health status in patients with COPD Woo Ho Ban,1 Hyonsoo Joo,1 Jeong Uk Lim,1 Hyeon Hui Kang,2 Hwa Sik Moon,2 Sang Haak Lee2 1Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea; 2Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep...

Card Frauds and Customers’ Confidence in Alternative Banking Channels in Nigeria

The need to reduce banks’ operating costs and improve customer satisfaction has led to the deployment of Alternative Banking Channels (ABCs), through which banking transactions are performed. The Nigerian banking industry has aligned with this global trend leading to increased usage of ABCs by customers. However, fraudsters are taking advantage of this development to defraud...

Spectral classifications in the near infrared of stars with composite spectra - II. Study of a sample of 180 stars

A sample of 180 supposedly composite-spectrum stars has been studied on the basis of spectra obtained in the near infrared (8370-8780 Å) at a dispersion of 33 Å/mm. The objective was to study the cooler components of the systems. Of our sample, 120 are true composite spectra, 35 are hot spectra of types B, F and 25 are Am stars. We find a strong concentration of the cooler...

Detection of 4-formylaminooxyvinylglycine in culture filtrates of Pseudomonas fluorescens WH6 and Pantoea ananatis BRT175 by laser ablation electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry

The oxyvinylglycine 4-formylaminooxyvinylglycine (FVG) arrests the germination of weedy grasses and inhibits the growth of the bacterial plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora. Both biological and analytical methods have previously been used to detect the presence of FVG in crude and extracted culture filtrates of several Pseudomonas fluorescens strains. Although a combination of these...

Genetic variation and relationships in the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region of Qinghai indigenous and commercial pig breeds

BackgroundBamei pigs are special germplasm resources in Qinghai. In the specific environment of the Qinghai plateau, local breeds, through long-term natural and artificial selection, have acquired a relatively stable population structure and genetic diversity. This study revealed Bamei pigs’ genetic diversity at the molecular level and the degree of introgression of commercial...

Designing and developing a continuing interprofessional education model

Designing and developing a continuing interprofessional education model Leila Safabakhsh,1 Alireza Irajpour,2 Nikoo Yamani3 1Medical Education Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; 2Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Isfahan...

Un cas de stomatite nécrosante : noma des pays riches ?

Introduction : Il existe très peu de cas publiés de stomatites nécrosantes massives chez des patients immunodéprimés et aucun dans le cadre d’un traitement par méthotrexate (MTX). Le cas rapporté décrit une stomatite nécrosante sévère avec exfoliations dentaires spontanées chez une patiente immunodéprimée. Observation : Une femme de 45 ans, traitée par MTX et infliximab, a d...

Developing risk hypotheses and selecting species for assessing non-target impacts of GM trees with novel traits: The case of altered-lignin pine trees

A procedure is presented for developing environmental risk hypotheses associated with the deployment of forest trees genetically modified to have altered wood properties and for selecting non-target species to test these hypotheses. Altered-lignin Pinus radiata trees intended for use in New Zealand are used as a hypothetical case study to illustrate our approach. Firstly...

Nosema sp. influences flight behavior of infected honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers

In this study we investigated whether the microsporidian Nosema sp. affects the flight behavior of forager bees. Bees released 6 and 10 m away from the colony took longer times to return. The proportion of bees that did not return was higher in the diseased bees compared to the healthy bees when released 30 m away from the colony. That diseased bees get lost from the colony was...

Detailed images and distance measurements for eighteen dwarf irregular galaxies in the Canes Venatici cloud

In the Canes Venatici cloud, eighteen dwarf irregular galaxies were observed in bands at the Nordic Optical Telescope under a seeing of one arcsec. Most of the galaxies having radial velocities 500 km/s have been resolved into stars for the first time. The galaxy distances were derived based on photometry of their brightest blue stars. Distances to some of the galaxies: UGC 6782...

Delay-based and QoS-aware packet scheduling for RT and NRT multimedia services in LTE downlink systems

Guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) for heterogeneous traffic is a major challenge in the Fourth Generation (4G) mobile networks. Therein, the absence of sophisticated resources allocation process at the base station jeopardizes QoS in terms of latency data transfer. It has been observed from the literature that low delay bounds might be ensured, however, at the expense of...

When conflict influences liking: The case of the Stroop task

Research suggests that cognitive conflict is accompanied by a negative signal. Building on the demonstrated role of negative affect in attitude formation and change, the present research investigated whether the experience of cognitive conflict negatively influences subsequent evaluations of neutral stimuli. Relying on the emergence of conflict in the Stroop task, participants...

Nichtinvasive Phänotypisierung von Nierentumoren – aktueller Stand

BackgroundDue to often overlapping imaging features, solid renal tumors pose a diagnostic challenge. In addition, personalized therapies require exact tumor subtyping. To reduce complications, this should ideally be performed noninvasively.AimsThe aim of this work was to provide an overview on the current state of the art and new developments in the field of noninvasive...

Comparative evaluation of sunflower oil and linseed oil as dietary ingredient for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) fingerlings

A feeding trial was conducted to define the optimal mixtures of either sunflower oil (SFO) or linseed oil (LO) with fish oil (FO), in fish meal (FM) based diets for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) fingerling, without significant effect on fish performance, fatty acid composition and liver structure. The trial lasted nine weeks with 420 fish (~4.0 g) testing seven isonitrogenous...

Autonomic function as indicated by heart rate deceleration capacity and deceleration runs in type 2 diabetes patients with or without essential hypertension

Autonomic function as indicated by heart rate deceleration capacity and deceleration runs in type 2 diabetes patients with or without essential hypertension Xing-De Wang,1 Li Zhou,1 Chao-Yu Zhu,2 Bin Chen,1 Zhong Chen,1 Li Wei2 1Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai 200233, China; 2Department of Endocrinology...

Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number of Live Crude Oil: A Predictive Model Based on Thermodynamics

We took advantage of recently published works and new experimental data to propose a model for the prediction of the Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number of live crude oil (EACNlo) for EOR processes. The model necessitates the a priori knowledge of reservoir pressure and temperature conditions as well as the initial gas to oil ratio. Additionally, some required volumetric properties...

Quantification of unbound concentration of ticagrelor in plasma as a proof of mechanism biomarker of the reversal agent, MEDI2452

Ticagrelor, a P2Y12 antagonist, is approved for prevention of thromboembolic events. MEDI2452 is a potential reversal agent for ticagrelor and ticagrelor active metabolite (TAM). The total plasma exposure of ticagrelor and TAM in patients are roughly 0.5–1 and 0.2–0.5 μmol/L, respectively. Both have similar high potency vs. P2Y12 (Ki 2 nmol/L) but are plasma protein-bound to 99.8...

Control of mRNA decapping by autoinhibition

5′ mediated cytoplasmic RNA decay is a conserved cellular process in eukaryotes. While the functions of the structured core domains in this pathway are well-studied, the role of abundant intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) is lacking. Here we reconstitute the Dcp1:Dcp2 complex containing a portion of the disordered C-terminus and show its activity is autoinhibited by linear...

T cell LFA-1-induced proinflammatory mRNA stabilization is mediated by the p38 pathway kinase MK2 in a process regulated by hnRNPs C, H1 and K

Activation of the β2 integrin lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) in T cells induces stabilization of proinflammatory AU-rich element (ARE)-bearing mRNAs, by triggering the nuclear-to-cytoplasmic translocation of the mRNA-binding and -stabilizing protein HuR. However, the mechanism by which LFA-1 engagement controls HuR localization is not known. Here, we identify...

Influence of involuntary facial expressions on reproducibility of 3D stereophotogrammetry in children with and without complete unilateral cleft lip and palate from 3 to 18 months of age

ObjectivesTo assess the influence of involuntary facial expressions on 3D facial stereophotogrammetry reproducibility in children with and without unilateral cleft lip, alveolus and palate (UCLP) aged 3–18 months.Materials and methodsThree to eight 3D facial images per time point were acquired within 10 min of 31 children with UCLP and 50 controls at 3, 12 and 18 months of age...

Reciprocal Relationships between Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms and Screen Media Use during Adolescence

Adolescents are constantly connected with each other and the digital landscape through a myriad of screen media devices. Unprecedented access to the wider world and hence a variety of activities, particularly since the introduction of mobile technology, has given rise to questions regarding the impact of this changing media environment on the mental health of young people...

Creative decision making and visual search behavior in skilled soccer players

The ability to produce creative solutions is a key part of expert performance. The aim of this study was to identify the visual search behaviors that underpin superior creative performance of skilled soccer players during simulated 11-a-side match play. Players (N = 44) were required to interact with a representative life-size video-based simulation of attacking situations whilst...

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