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Hymenobacter negativus sp. nov., bacteria isolated from mountain soil collected in South Korea.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Food and Nutrition, Kookmin University, Seoul, 02707, Republic of Korea.

Two novel Gram-negative bacterial strains BT442 and BT584 were isolated from dry soil collected in mountains Busan and Guri, Korea during wintertime. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strains BT442 and BT584 both belong to a distinct lineage within the genus Hymenobacter (family Hymenobacteraceae, order Cytophagales, class Cytophagia). Strain BT442 was closely related to Hymenobacter soli PB17 (98. Read More

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Ankle Power Generation Has a Greater Influence on Walking Speed Reserve Than Balance Following Traumatic Brain Injury.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Ms Gill and Drs Banky and Williams); and The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Dr Williams).

Objective: Reduced walking speed is common following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Walking speed reserve (WSR) refers to the ability to increase walking speed on demand and is calculated as the difference between self-selected and fast walking speeds. Walking speed reserve is important for adaptive functional mobility in the community. Read More

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Repeat limited fasciectomy is a safe and effective treatment for recurrence of Dupuytren's disease.

Bone Joint J 2021 May;103-B(5):946-950

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.

Aims: The results of surgery for Dupuytren's disease can be compromised by the potential for disease recurrence and loss of function. Selecting which patients will benefit from repeat surgery, when to operate, and what procedure to undertake requires judgement and an understanding of patient expectations and functional needs. We undertook this study to investigate patient outcomes and satisfaction following repeat limited fasciectomy for recurrent Dupuytren's disease. Read More

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Mucilaginibacter segetis sp. nov., Isolated from Soil.

Curr Microbiol 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

School of Applied Biosciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41566, Republic of Korea.

A bacterial strain, SD-g, was isolated from a soil sample collected on Dokdo Island, South Korea. Cells were observed to be Gram stain negative and short rod shaped, and colonies to be pink in color. Growth of the isolate was observed at 4-30 °C, pH 6-8, and in the presence of 0-2. Read More

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sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea sediment of the Pacific Ocean.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Apr;71(4)

School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, PR China.

A novel Gram-stain-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, designated as D167-6-1, was isolated from deep-sea sediment collected from the Pacific Ocean. The cells were catalase- and oxidase-positive, and motile by means of peritrichous flagella. Growth occurred at NaCl concentrations ranging from 0 to 19 % (optimum, 2-8 %, w/v), from pH 6 to 11 (optimum, 7-8) and at temperatures between 4 and 45 °C (optimum, 33 °C). Read More

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Clinical Utility of SPECT in the Heart Transplant Population: Analysis from a Single Large-Volume Center.

Transplantation 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada.

Background: Survival after heart transplant has greatly improved, with median survival now over 12 years. Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), has become a major source of long-term morbidity and mortality. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is used for CAV surveillance, but there is limited data on its prognostic utility. Read More

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Establishment of a Target, Suspect, and Functional Group-Dependent Screening Strategy for Organophosphate Esters (OPEs): "Into the Unknown" of OPEs in the Sediment of Taihu Lake, China.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 05 23;55(9):5836-5847. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Chemical Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, P. R. China.

Current environmental monitoring studies are generally confined to several target organophosphate esters (OPEs), and there is a lack of strategies for comprehensively screening all potential OPEs in environmental samples. Here, an effective and accurate strategy was developed for the target, suspect, and functional group-dependent screening of OPEs by the use of ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography-Q Exactive hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap HRMS), and this strategy was applied for the analysis of = 74 sediment samples (including 23 surface sediment samples and 51 sediment core samples) collected from Taihu Lake (eastern China) in 2019. In these analyzed samples, we successfully identified = 35 OPEs, and 23 of them were reported in this region for the first time. Read More

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Barriers and facilitators in the implementation of bio-psychosocial care at the primary healthcare level in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med 2021 Apr 20;13(1):e1-e10. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

École Régionale de Santé Publique (ERSP), Faculté de Médecine, Université Catholique de Bukavu, Bukavu, The Democratic Republic of Congo; and, Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), Ecole de Santé Publique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels.

Background: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), healthcare services are still focused on disease control and mortality reduction in specific groups. The need to broaden the scope from biomedical criteria to bio-psychosocial (BPS) dimensions has been increasingly recognized.

Aim: The objective of this study was to identify the barriers and facilitators to providing healthcare at the health centre (HC) level to enable BPS care. Read More

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Development of a method for generating SNP interaction-aware polygenic risk scores for radiotherapy toxicity.

Radiother Oncol 2021 Apr 8;159:241-248. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University Federation of Radiation Oncology, Montpellier Cancer Institute, Univ Montpellier MUSE, France. Electronic address:

Aim: To identify the effect of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) interactions on the risk of toxicity following radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer (PCa) and propose a new method for polygenic risk score incorporating SNP-SNP interactions (PRSi).

Materials And Methods: Analysis included the REQUITE PCa cohort that received external beam RT and was followed for 2 years. Late toxicity endpoints were: rectal bleeding, urinary frequency, haematuria, nocturia, decreased urinary stream. Read More

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Ambient PM Organic and Elemental Carbon in New York City: Changing Source Contributions During a Decade of Large Emission Reductions.

J Air Waste Manag Assoc 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

State University of New York, Albany.

Fine particle (PM) exposure is a public health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. In New York State, significant emission reductions occurred during the past decades due to fuel switching, increased renewable energy, and transformations in buildings and transportation. Between 2002 and 2018, anthropogenic emissions of CO, NO, SO, VOCs, and primary PM declined by 58%, 61%, 89%, 47%, and 29%, respectively, in New York and three adjoining states. Read More

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Measurement of the problematic usage of the Internet unidimensional quasitrait continuum with item response theory.

Psychol Assess 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Psychiatry.

Problematic usage of the internet (PUI) describes maladaptive use of online resources and is recognized as a growing worldwide issue. Here, we refined the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) for use as a screening tool to measure generalized internet use problems in normative samples. Analysis of response data with parametric unidimensional item response theory identified 10 items of the IAT that measured most of the PUI latent trait continuum with high precision in a subsample of 816 participants with meaningful variance in internet use problems. Read More

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Thalassotalea algicola sp. nov., an alginate-utilizing bacterium isolated from a red alga.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Mar 27. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Marine College, Shandong University, Weihai, 264209, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

A facultatively anaerobic bacterium, strain M1531, was isolated from a red alga (Porphyra) at coastal water in Weihai, China. Cells of the novel strain were Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, motile by means of a single polar flagellum and around 0.6-0. Read More

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Estimated Impact of Achieving Optimal Cardiovascular Health Among US Adults on Cardiovascular Disease Events.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Apr 25;10(7):e019681. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago IL.

Background Better cardiovascular health (CVH) scores are associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, estimates of the potential population-level impact of improving CVH on US CVD event rates are not currently available. Methods and Results Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011 to 2016 (n=11 696), we estimated the proportions of US adults in CVH groups. Read More

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Marinobacter orientalis sp. nov., a thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from a marine solar saltern.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Mar 22. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Marine College, Shandong University, Weihai, 264209, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

A facultatively anaerobic bacterium, strain W62, was isolated from the marine solar saltern in Weihai, China. Cells of the novel strain were Gram-stain negative, non-flagellated, non-gliding, rod-shaped and around 0.3-0. Read More

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Marinobacter alexandrii sp. nov., a novel yellow-pigmented and algae growth-promoting bacterium isolated from marine phycosphere microbiota.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Marine Chemistry, College of Marine Science and Technology, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan, China.

The marine phycosphere harbors unique cross-kingdom associations with ecological relevance. During investigating the diversity of phycosphere microbiota of marine harmful algal blooms dinoflagellates, a faint yellow-pigmented bacterium, designated as strain LZ-8, was isolated from paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella LZT09. The new isolate appeared to have growth-promoting potential toward its algal host. Read More

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Flavisolibacter longurius sp. nov., isolated from soil.

Arch Microbiol 2021 Mar 20. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Bio and Environmental Technology, College of Natural Science, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, 139-774, Korea.

A novel Gram-negative bacterial strain BT320 was isolated from soil collected in Uijeongbu city, Korea. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain BT320 belong to a distinct lineage within the genus Flavisolibacter (family Chitinophagaceae, order Chitinophagales, class Chitinophagia). The strain BT320 was closely related to Flavisolibacter galbus 17J28-26 (97. Read More

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Assessing the quality of information provided on websites selling Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) to consumers in Canada.

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2021 Mar 19;16(1):23. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Room 2112, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada.

Background: Amid a Canadian opioid crisis, many have turned to natural health products, such as kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), to manage their opioid withdrawal. Kratom has also been reported to relieve anxiety, improve stamina, and heighten physical performance. Given that kratom is not authorized for sale by Health Canada, many have turned to online retailers to purchase kratom due to its easy accessibility online. Read More

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sp. nov., isolated from Antarctic tundra soil, and emended descriptions of , , and .

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Jun 16;71(3). Epub 2021 Mar 16.

China Center for Type Culture Collection (CCTCC), College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, PR China.

A rod-shaped, yellow-pigmented, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile and aerobic bacterium, designated 7-3A, was isolated from soil from King George Island, maritime Antarctica, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Growth occurred at 4-37 °C (optimum, 20°C) and at pH 5.0-9. Read More

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sp. nov., a flavobacterium isolated from Antarctic soil.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Jun 16;71(3). Epub 2021 Mar 16.

College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong, 266003, PR China.

A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped, non-motile, yellow-pigmented bacteria, designated strain G5-32, belonging to the genus was isolated from soil collected in the Antarctic. The strain was identified using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The strain grew in the presence of 0-5% (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 1%), at pH 6. Read More

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sp. nov., a carotenoid and flexirubin-type pigment producing species isolated from flooded paddy field.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Jun 12;71(3). Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Department of Life Science, Dongguk University-Seoul, Goyang, 10326, South Korea.

A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, asporogenous, motile by gliding, dull-yellow, long rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated SNL9, was isolated from a flooded paddy field near Dongguk University, Republic of Korea. The results of phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that SNL9 represents a member of the genus and is most closely related to DS-12 (96.2%) and YIM 102796 (96. Read More

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sp. nov. isolated from the phycosphere of .

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Jun 12;71(3). Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Laboratory of Molecular Environmental Microbiology, Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea.

A novel aerobic bacterial strain, designated MK012, was isolated from the phycosphere of . MK012 appears to be Gram-stain-negative, non-motile and rod-shaped and has yellow pigments. Phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA revealed that this bacterium was most closely related to T7 (=JCM 30750; 97. Read More

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Crenobacter intestini sp. nov., Isolated from the Intestinal Tract of Konosirus punctatus.

Curr Microbiol 2021 Apr 8;78(4):1686-1691. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, People's Republic of China.

A novel Gram-stain-negative bacterium, designated strain GY 70310, was isolated from the intestinal tract of Konosirus punctatus collected from Minjiang River, China. Cells of the strain were rod-shaped and motile with a single polar flagellum. The result of 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses showed that strain GY 70310 was moderately related to Crenobacter luteus YIM 78141 (94. Read More

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Assessment of PSIM (Prostatic Systemic Inflammatory Markers) Score in Predicting Pathologic Features at Robotic Radical Prostatectomy in Patients with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Who Met the Inclusion Criteria for Active Surveillance.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Feb 20;11(2). Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Department of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS, 20141 Milan, Italy.

Background: circulating levels of lymphocytes, platelets and neutrophils have been identified as factors related to unfavorable clinical outcome for many solid tumors. The aim of this cohort study is to evaluate and validate the use of the Prostatic Systemic Inflammatory Markers (PSIM) score in predicting and improving the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (csPCa) in men undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy for low-risk prostate cancer who met the inclusion criteria for active surveillance.

Methods: we reviewed the medical records of 260 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria for active surveillance. Read More

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February 2021

Web-information surrounding complementary and alternative medicine for low back pain: a cross-sectional survey and quality assessment.

Integr Med Res 2021 Sep 18;10(3):100692. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Low back pain (LBP) is expected to globally affect up to 80% of individuals at some point during their lifetime. While conventional LBP therapies are effective, they may result in adverse side-effects. It is thus common for patients to seek information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) online to either supplement or even replace their conventional LBP care. Read More

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September 2021

Hip osteoarthritis signs and symptoms are associated with increased fall risk among community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a prospective study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2021 03 3;23(1):71. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, 540 S. College Ave, Newark, DE, 19713, USA.

Background: Older adults with concurrent low back and hip pain are predisposed to reductions in physical performance and health-related quality of life. Yet no study to date has assessed whether or not coexisting hip impairments increase fall risk in older adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). The objective of this study was to determine if hip osteoarthritis (OA) signs and symptoms per American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria are associated with fall risk over a 1-year span. Read More

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Halomonas sedimenti sp. nov., a Halotolerant Bacterium Isolated from Deep-Sea Sediment of the Southwest Indian Ocean.

Curr Microbiol 2021 Apr 2;78(4):1662-1669. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Key Laboratory of Marine Genetic Resources, Third Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Xiamen, 361005, China.

A Gram-staining-negative, aerobic, flagellated, motile, rod-shaped, halophilic bacterium QX-2 was isolated from the deep-sea sediment of the Southwest Indian Ocean at a depth of 2699 m. Growth of the QX-2 bacteria was observed at 4-50 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 5.0-12. Read More

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Identifying global favourable habitat for early juvenile loggerhead sea turtles.

J R Soc Interface 2021 02 24;18(175):20200799. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80305, USA.

Loggerhead sea turtles () nest globally on sandy beaches, with hatchlings dispersing into the open ocean. Where these juveniles go and what habitat they rely on remains a critical research question for informing conservation priorities. Here a high-resolution Earth system model is used to determine the biophysical geography of favourable ocean habitat for loggerhead sea turtles globally during their first year of life on the basis of ocean current transport, thermal constraints and food availability (defined here as the summed lower trophic level carbon biomass). Read More

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February 2021

Thermaurantiacus tibetensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel moderately thermophilic bacterium isolated from hot spring microbial mat in Tibet.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Apr 23;114(4):445-455. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources and Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai), School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, People's Republic of China.

Two bacterial strains SYSU G02173 and SYSU G03142 were isolated from hot springs in Tibet, China. Based on the results of nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene sequences and phylogenetic analyses, strains SYSU G02173 and SYSU G03142 were assigned to the family Sphingosinicellaceae, and were closest to Sandaracinobacter sibiricus RB16-17 (96.04% and 96. Read More

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Assessing dairy goat welfare in intensive or semi-intensive farming conditions in Mexico.

J Dairy Sci 2021 May 19;104(5):6175-6184. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy. Electronic address:

We aimed to verify whether a low number of relevant animal-based indicators was able to discriminate 33 semi-intensive (grazing during the day and confinement during the night with access to an outdoor paddock; S-INT) and 8 intensive farms (permanent confinement with access to an outdoor paddock; INT) located in the Mexican semi-desert. In addition, we implemented the resource-based assessment scheme Animal Needs Index (ANI) with the identified animal-based indicators to compare the overall level of welfare in INT and S-INT. In particular, we used a protocol made up of 2 parts. Read More

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Diffusion and Relaxation Edited Proton NMR Spectroscopy of Plasma Reveals a High-Fidelity Supramolecular Biomarker Signature of SARS-CoV-2 Infection.

Anal Chem 2021 03 12;93(8):3976-3986. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Australian National Phenome Center, and Center for Computational and Systems Medicine, Health Futures Institute, Murdoch University, Harry Perkins Building, Perth WA6150, Australia.

We have applied nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy based plasma phenotyping to reveal diagnostic molecular signatures of SARS-CoV-2 infection combined diffusional and relaxation editing (DIRE). We compared plasma from healthy age-matched controls ( = 26) with SARS-CoV-2 negative non-hospitalized respiratory patients and hospitalized respiratory patients ( = 23 and 11 respectively) with SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR positive respiratory patients ( = 17, with longitudinal sampling time-points). DIRE data were modelled using principal component analysis and orthogonal projections to latent structures discriminant analysis (O-PLS-DA), with statistical cross-validation indices indicating excellent model generalization for the classification of SARS-CoV-2 positivity for all comparator groups (area under the receiver operator characteristic curve = 1). Read More

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