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Differential Expression of Inflammatory Cytokines and Stress Genes in Male and Female Mice in Response to a Lipopolysaccharide Challenge

Background Sex plays a key role in an individual’s immune response against pathogenic challenges such that females fare better when infected with certain pathogens. It is thought that sex hormones impact gene expression in immune cells and lead to sexually dimorphic responses to pathogens. We predicted that, in the presence of E. coli gram-negative lipopolysaccharide (LPS), there...

Lessons from two decades of health reform in Central Asia

Since becoming independent at the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the countries of Central Asia have made profound changes to their health systems, affecting organization and governance, financing and delivery of care. The changes took place in a context of adversity, with major political transition, economic recession, and, in the case of Tajikistan, civil war, and with...

Significant variance in genetic diversity among populations of Schistosoma haematobium detected using microsatellite DNA loci from a genome-wide database

Travis C Glenn 0 Stacey L Lance Anna M McKee 0 Bonnie L Webster Aidan M Emery Adhemar Zerlotini Guilherme Oliveira David Rollinson Brant C Faircloth 0 Department of Environmental Health Science

Surgical outpatient clinics: are we allowing enough time?

Background: Performance management initiatives, such as the UK's Patient's Charter are creating pressure for patients to be seen earlier at out-patient clinics, thus increasing clinic workloads. There is, however, little information about whether this can be absorbed, either by utilizing spare capacity or by more efficient use of time, or whether it is likely to affect patient...

'Failure to rescue' as a measure of quality of hospital care: the limitations of secondary diagnosis coding in English hospital data

Although it is widely recognized that quality of care varies between hospitals, a robust and valid measure of outcome that can be used in comparisons has proven elusive. One measure that has recently been proposed by US researchers is the 'failure to rescue' (FTR) rate. This is based on the assumption that, whereas complications may reflect both patient severity and health care...

Zimbabwe's Hospital Referral System: Does It Work?

Background: Anecdotal evidence has suggested inefficiency in the pyramidal health care referral system established in Zimbabwe in 1980, as part of its primary health care (PHC) model. Aim: To assess the functioning of the pyramidal referral system in two rural districts surrounding Harare, Zimbabwe, with regard to two common indicator conditions: pneumonia in children and malaria...

Macronutrient and food intake in the Baltic republics

Objective: The objective of this study was to describe mean macronutrient and food intakes in the Baltic republics, with a particular focus on fat, vegetable and fruit consumption.Design: Cross-sectional study.Setting: Data from surveys conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the summer of 1997 were used. Information was collected using a 24 h recall of dietary intake and...

Weaning calves early from drylot

Percentage Simmental and Hereford calves gained slightly more (13 lbs./hd) while nursing their mothers than 83 herd mates that were weaned early at 49 (+27) days of age. Percentage Simmental cows whose calves were weaned early had a higher conception rate than percentage Simmental cows that nursed calves (93% vs. 89%) Dams of calves weaned early rebred 17.6 days sooner than...

Effect of early weaning on subsequent reproduction and calf production by replacement heifers

Analysis of breeding records for 128 percentage Simmental females either weaned early (average age 63 days) or conventionally (average age 194 days) showed no statistically significant difference between early-weaned and nursed heifer calves for subsequent conception rate, calving date, ease of calving, calf birth weight, or 205-day adjusted calf weaning weight.

Protein supplementation for cows wintered on milo stubble

Cows in mid-to-late gestation gained significantly (P<.05) more while grazing milo stover supplemented on alternative days with 4 lbs. per head of a natural protein than cows with no protein supplement. Although protein supplementation stimulated extra gain, the cows receiving no protein supplement gained weight and maintained adequate condition for mid-to-late gestation. When...

Utilizing wheat straw and wheat tailings with beef cows

Ninety-one Simmental-Hereford and Hereford cows in early gestation were used to compare three rations in a 106-day trial: (1) wheat straw, (2) wheat tailings, and (3) soaked wheat straw. Each was fed to groups of lactation and nonlactating cows. Cows fed the soaked wheat straw and those fed wheat tailings out-gained those on wheat straw by 28 and 16.7 pounds, respectively. All cows

Effect of using one versus two growth promoting implants on the gains of nursing calves

One hundred twenty-seven suckling calves were allotted to one of three treatments: (1) Control group - not implanted (2) Implanted (Ralgro) once during sucking period (3) Implanted (Ralgro) twice during sucking period - at average age of 44 days and 70 days later Using one Ralgro implant improved the weight at weaning by 8.4 pounds, while re-implanting, thus utilizing two...

Sources of supplemental protein for cows wintered on milo stubble

We used 63 pregnant Hereford cows in mid gestation to evaluate need and source of supplemental protein on milo stubble. Cows fed free choice a 16% experimental nonprotein-nitrogen-based liquid supplement lost significantly more weight than cows receiving 2 lbs/head/day of a 16% natural protein cube or cows getting no protein supplement. Cows with access free choice to an 18...

Large-package and ensiled milo stover for maintaining pregnant cows

One hundred-two mature Simmental and Hereford cows in mid to late gestation were used to compare three maintenance rations during an 83-day trial: (1) milo stover silage, (2) large package milo stover (stacks and bales), and (3) forage sorghum silage. Each breed was represented by a pen of 17 cows in each of the forage groups. Cows fed forage sorghum silage gained significantly...

Effect of energy intake on semen characteristics, sex drive, and scrotal circumference of yearling beef bulls

, G. Kiracofe, M. McKee, and M. Spire Thi s Research Report article is available in Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports: http://newprairiepress.org/ kaesrr/vol0/iss1/1106

Effects from using Ralgro sequentially on sexual development of bulls and on growth and carcass characteristics of steers and bulls

Forty-nine Simmental X Hereford and Hereford calves (24 bulls and 25 steers) were used to study the effect of Ralgro on growth, carcass traits, sex drive, sperm production, and development of sex organs. Approximately half of the bulls and half of the steers received a total of four 36-mg. Ralgro implants, one implant each 100 days (approximately 28, 128, 228 and 328 days of age...

Evaluating the breeding potential of yearling bulls

Two years of research with nine herds indicated one of two yearling bulls with a herd usually will sire most of the calves. In six of the nine cases, the bull we pre-evaluated as most sexually active was the sire of the most of the calves. So a brief pre-breeding libido evaluation may help estimate breeding potential. In data from one herd the bull dominant as a yearling...

Pathways Activated during Human Asthma Exacerbation as Revealed by Gene Expression Patterns in Blood

study are: Padmalatha S. Reddy, Andrew A. Hill, Charlotte M. McKee, Cristina I. Csimma, Amy A. Weaver, Holly M. Legault, Clayton G. Small, Renee C. Ramsey, Debra K. Ellis, Donald G. Raible, Samuel J ... participated in the design, execution and analysis of the study. The names of the authors were employed by Wyeth (now Pfizer) at the time the study are: Padmalatha S. Reddy, Andrew A. Hill, Charlotte M. McKee

Effect of energy level during late gestation on the performance of heifers calving for the first time (3 year summary)

Effect of varying energy levels fed during gestation on reproduction and calf performance were studied in three trials involving 266 first calf heifers. Reducing energy during mid-gestation did not adversely affect the performance of the heifers when they were fed properly for at least 50 days before calving. Heifers on restricted levels of energy during mid-gestation and then...