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Spatiotemporal effects of interacting water quality constituents on mercury in a common prey fish in a large, perturbed, subtropical wetland.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 9;792:148321. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Public Health and Environmental Systems Division, Research Triangle Park, 109 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27709, USA.

We present results of a multiyear study of the Everglades (Florida, USA) detailing how differences in environmental variables can alter mercury concentrations in the food web. About 1000 random locations throughout the freshwater Everglades marsh have been sampled for the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Everglades Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ("REMAP") since 1995. REMAP sampling is synoptic and multimedia, including an abundant prey fish (eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki) as an indicator of mercury bioaccumulation. Read More

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Effects of increasing standardized ileal digestible lysine during gestation on reproductive performance of gilts and sows.

Animal 2021 Jun 15;15(7):100221. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

ADM Animal Nutrition, Decatur, IL 62521, USA.

Limited information is available on lysine requirement estimates of modern, high-producing gestating sows Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of increasing standardized ileal digestible (SID) lysine during gestation on piglet birthweight and reproductive performance of gilts and sows. A total of 936 females (498 gilts, 438 sows; Camborough®, PIC, Hendersonville, TN) were group-housed (approximately 275 females per pen) and individually fed with electronic sow feeders. Females were moved from the breeding stall to pens on d 4 of gestation and allotted to one of four dietary treatments on d 5. Read More

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Substance Use Trajectories: Nonmedical Use (NMU) of Prescription Stimulants via Non-Oral Routes of Administration Among Adults Recruited from Reddit.

CNS Spectr 2021 Apr;26(2):166-167

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA.

NMU of prescription stimulant medications (RxStim) intended for treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing public health concern, particularly when used via non-oral routes of administration. However, the role of non-oral routes of administration for RxStim NMU in the larger substance abuse pathway is less well studied. The purpose of this study was to characterize RxStim NMU and investigate substance use trajectories among adults who reported non-oral RxStim NMU recruited from Reddit. Read More

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Automatic Recording of the Target Location During Smooth Pursuit Eye Movement Testing Using Video-Oculography and Deep Learning-Based Object Detection.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 May;10(6)

Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: To accurately record the movements of a hand-held target together with the smooth pursuit eye movements (SPEMs) elicited with video-oculography (VOG) combined with deep learning-based object detection using a single-shot multibox detector (SSD).

Methods: The SPEMs of 11 healthy volunteers (21.3 ± 0. Read More

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Characterization and influencing factors of the pig movement network in Hunan Province, China.

Prev Vet Med 2021 Jun 1;193:105396. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, Qingdao, 266032, Shandong, China. Electronic address:

In terms of pig production in China, Hunan was the third largest province where the number of hogs accounted for 9.0 % of the national number of hogs in 2017. To propose the precise strategy for supervision of pig movements in Hunan Province, a weighted directed one-mode network was constructed using the data from the electronic animal health certificate platform in 2017. Read More

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A Novel Constructed Wetland Combined with Microbial Desalination Cells and its Application.

Microb Ecol 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

College of Marine Ecology and Environment, Engineering Research Center for Water Environment Ecology in Shanghai, Shanghai Ocean University, Hucheng Ring Road 999, Office B207, Pudong District, Shanghai, 201306, China.

Wastewater recycling can alleviate the shortage of water resources. Saline water is seldom treated with biological processes, and its recycling rate is low. Constructed wetland (CW) is a safe, economical, and ecological water treatment method. Read More

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A divided kingdom? Variation in polarization, sorting, and dimensional alignment among the British public, 1986-2018.

Stuart Perrett

Br J Sociol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Sociology, New York University, New York, NY, USA.

Understanding changes in the structure of public opinion is necessary to evaluate both contemporary claims about political divisions in Brexit Britain, as well as to uncover any long-term mapping of public opinion on the depolarization and subsequent polarization of elites from the birth of New Labour to the aftermath of the Great Recession. I assess trends from British Social Attitudes surveys, utilizing recent conceptual and methodological distinctions between different features of public opinion change. I find that the public, on average, moved to the left during the early 1990s, to the right during New Labour, and back to the left from 2010. Read More

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Implanting melatonin at lambing enhances lamb growth and maintains high fat content in milk.

Vet Res Commun 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón (IUCA), Universidad de Zaragoza, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain.

Three experiments were designed to study the effects of melatonin implantation of ewes and lambs after lambing on the growth of lambs and milk quality throughout lactation. In experiment 1, 53 lambs either did (n = 28) or did not (n = 25) receive a subcutaneous 18-mg melatonin implant at the base of the left ear. In experiment 2, 55 lambs and their mothers either did (lambs: n = 28; ewes: n = 15) or did not (lambs: n = 27; ewes: n = 16) receive a melatonin implant. Read More

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Maternal and Neonatal Behaviour in Italian Mediterranean Buffaloes.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 28;11(6). Epub 2021 May 28.

Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Teramo, Loc. Piano d'Accio, 64100 Teramo, Italy.

The aim of this study was to describe the neonatal and maternal behaviour of Italian Mediterranean buffaloes. Thirty primiparous buffaloes were moved into individual pens 12.5 (±2. Read More

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Mild Abiotic Stress Affects Development and Stimulates Hormesis of Hemp Aphid .

Insects 2021 May 8;12(5). Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Entomology and Environmental Protection, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Dąbrowskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań, Poland.

The hemp aphid Passerini is a well- known (Asia, Europe) or newly emerging (North America) insect. It is a monophagous insect pest causing considerable damage in field and glasshouse cultivations. The aim of this work was to study the effects of meteorological (temperature) and agronomical (herbicide) factors on the biology of the hemp aphid. Read More

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Household solid waste combustion with wood increases particulate trace metal and lung deposited surface area emissions.

J Environ Manage 2021 May 28;293:112793. Epub 2021 May 28.

Aerosol Physics Laboratory, Physics Unit, Tampere University, P.O. Box 692, 33014, Tampere, Finland.

In households, municipal solid waste (MSW) is often burned along with wood to get rid of waste, to help in ignition or simply to reduce fuel costs. The aim of this study was to characterize the influence of household waste combustion, along with wood, on the physical and chemical properties of particulate emissions in a flue gas of a masonry heater. The MSW burning alongside wood increased average particulate matter (PM) mass (65%), lung deposited surface areas (LDSA, 15%), black carbon (BC, 65%) concentrations and the average particle size in the flue gas. Read More

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Short-term effects of the orthodontic removable traction appliance in the treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusion: A randomized controlled trial.

Dent Med Probl 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Syrian Private University, Damascus, Syria.

Background: The orthodontic removable traction appliance (ORTA) was introduced as an intraoral removable appliance to treat Class III patients, but the pure treatment effects of ORTA have not been established yet.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the skeletal, dental and soft tissue changes following the use of ORTA in treating Class III growing patients, and to compare these changes with those observed in an untreated control group (UCG).

Material And Methods: Forty-two patients with Class III malocclusion (mean age: 9. Read More

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Efficacy and Safety of Sedation During Head Surgical Procedures.

AANA J 2021 Jun;89(3):200-203

was born in Barcelona in 1971. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree in 1992 in Barcelona. She moved to France and became a nurse anesthetist in 2002 and is employed by Notre Dame d'Espérance Clinic, Perpignan, France.

A survey was conducted of nurse anesthetists about the practice of conscious sedation for head surgery in a private clinical center. Seventy-eight patients were included from June 2017 to June 2018. Age, sex, medical history, ASA classification, previous sedation experience, level of anxiety, premedication use, amount and type of sedative used, surgical duration, sedation level, incidents, and recovery time were evaluated for all patients. Read More

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Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastics influence the locomotor activity of aquatic biota.

J Hazard Mater 2021 07 4;414:125581. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

CAS Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Processes and Ecological Remediation, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (YIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Shandong Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Processes, YICCAS, Yantai 264003, PR China; Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266237, PR China; Center for Ocean Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Qingdao 266071, PR China. Electronic address:

The occurrence of microplastics (MPs) in various marine and freshwater matrices has attracted great attention. However, the effect of MPs in natural environment on the locomotor performance of aquatic biota is still controversial. Therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted, involving 116 effect sizes from 2347 samples, to quantitatively evaluate the alteration in locomotor behavior of aquatic organisms induced by MPs at environmentally relevant concentrations (≤ 1 mg/L, median = 0. Read More

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Restoration of forest resilience to fire from old trees is possible across a large Colorado dry-forest landscape by 2060, but only under the Paris 1.5℃ goal.

William L Baker

Glob Chang Biol 2021 May 21. Epub 2021 May 21.

Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA.

Fire-prone dry forests often face increasing fires from climate change with low resistance and resilience due to logging of large, old fire-resistant trees. Their restoration across large landscapes is constrained by limited mature trees, physical settings, and protection. Active restoration has been costly and shown limited effectiveness, but lower cost passive restoration is less studied. Read More

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Mixed convection in sinusoidal lid driven cavity with non-uniform temperature distribution on the wall utilizing nanofluid.

Heliyon 2021 May 1;7(5):e06907. Epub 2021 May 1.

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

Mixed convection heat transfer of Cu-water nanofluid in an arc cavity with non-uniform heating has been numerically studied. The top flat moving wall is isothermally cooled at Tc and moved with a constant velocity. While the heated arc stationary wall of the cavity is maintained at a hot temperature Th. Read More

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Supply-side variation in the use of emergency departments.

J Health Econ 2021 Mar 14;78:102453. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Clalit Research Institute, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel; Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel. Electronic address:

We study the role of person- and place-specific factors in explaining geographic variation in emergency department utilization using detailed data on 150,000 patients who moved regions within Israel. We document that about half of the destination-origin differences in the average emergency department utilization rate across districts translates to the change (up or down) in movers' propensity to visit the emergency department. In contrast, we find no change in the probability of having a hospital admission through the emergency department. Read More

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How the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic changed medical education and deans' perspectives in Korean medical schools.

Korean J Med Educ 2021 Jun 1;33(2):65-74. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Physiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: This study explored how the Korean Medical Colleges responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the medical deans' perspectives on what and how these adaptions influence the present and the future of medical education.

Methods: An email survey combining short and open-ended questions was distributed to all 40 Korean school deans in May 2020. Thirty-seven deans out of 40 medical schools in Korea (92. Read More

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Temporal Trends in Hypertension Death Rate in Mississippi, 2000-2018.

Am J Hypertens 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA.

Background: In Mississippi, hypertension as a leading cause of death moved from 15th in 2000 to 11th in 2018, but research on temporal trends is limited. We examined temporal trends in hypertension-related mortality among Mississippi adults by age, sex, and race.

Methods: We extracted data on the number of deaths due to hypertension among adults aged 45 or older annually from 2000 to 2018 from Mississippi Vital Statistics. Read More

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Experimental study on the effects of blending PODE on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of heavy-duty diesel engines meeting China VI emission standard.

Sci Rep 2021 May 4;11(1):9514. Epub 2021 May 4.

Air and Missile Defense College, Air Force Engineering University, Xi'an, 710051, People's Republic of China.

To study the influence of diesel fuel blended with polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers (PODE), a new alternative fuel with a high oxygen content and large cetane number, on the combustion characteristics, fuel economies, and emission characteristics of heavy-duty diesel engines that meet China VI emission standards, relevant tests were conducted on a supercharged intercooled high-pressure common-rail diesel engine. The PODE were blended with diesel fuel at three different ratios (volume fractions of 10%, 20%, and 30%). The test results showed that the PODE could optimize the combustion process of diesel engines that met the China VI emission standards, effectively improve the thermal efficiencies of diesel engines, and reduce the emissions of hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and soot. Read More

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The Efficacy of Ultrasonic Pest Repellent Devices against the Australian Paralysis Tick, (Acari: Ixodidae).

Insects 2021 Apr 30;12(5). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

Ultrasonic pest repellers are often promoted as a means of protecting people and pets from the bites of hematophagous arthropods, such as ticks. However, to date, there has been no published research on the effectiveness of these devices against the Australian paralysis tick, Neumann. The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of nine ultrasonic devices against female . Read More

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Social networks in an assisted living community: Correlates of acquaintance and companionship ties among residents.

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work.

Objectives: Social relationships are important for older adults' well-being, including those who live in assisted living (AL) communities. This study explores co-resident networks within an AL community and identifies factors associated with residents' social ties.

Methods: Acquaintance and companionship networks within the community are described using cross-sectional survey data (N=38). Read More

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The virtual loss function in the summary perception of motion and its limited adjustability.

J Vis 2021 May;21(5)

Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Humans can grasp the "average" feature of a visual ensemble quickly and effortlessly. However, it is largely unknown what is the exact form of the summary statistic humans perceive and it is even less known whether this form can be changed by feedback. Here we borrow the concept of loss function to characterize how the summary perception is related to the distribution of feature values in the ensemble, assuming that the summary statistic minimizes a virtual expected loss associated with its deviation from individual feature values. Read More

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A Preliminary Investigation of Social Network Analysis Applied to Dairy Cow Behavior in Automatic Milking System Environments.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Apr 24;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

We have applied social network analysis (SNA) to data on voluntary cow movement through a sort gate in an automatic milking system to identify pairs of cows that repeatedly passed through a sort gate in close succession (affinity pairs). The SNA was applied to social groups defined by four pens on a dairy farm, each served by an automatic milking system (AMS). Each pen was equipped with an automatic sorting gate that identified when cows voluntarily moved from the resting area to either milking or feeding areas. Read More

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Intra- and cross-field dispersal of Beckmannia syzigachne seed by a combine harvester.

Pest Manag Sci 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Weeds Research Laboratory, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

Background: Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fernald has become a dominant weed that has evolved resistance to major herbicides used in the wheat fields of rice-wheat double cropping areas of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Seed dispersal occurs over long distances via irrigation water. Read More

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The relation between falls risk and movement variability in Parkinson's disease.

Exp Brain Res 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Neurology, Sentara Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, 22911, USA.

Falls are a major health concern for older adults with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study was designed to examine differences in falls risk and its relation to changes in the average and variability (i.e. Read More

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[Digestive stomas: which professional impact?]

Pan Afr Med J 2021 3;38:118. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, 1007, Tunis, Tunisie.

Introduction: digestive stomas result from a certain number of surgical interventions. They may be temporary or definitive. The patient with stoma has potentially damaging physical and psychological problems. Read More

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The Impact on Blood Pressure of a Short-Term Change in Indoor Temperature.

Int J Gen Med 2021 22;14:1507-1511. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, People's Republic of China.

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact on blood pressure (BP) of a 10°C change in room temperature (between 18°C and 28°C).

Methods: A total of 112 volunteers, 56 males and 56 females, 55 with and 57 without hypertension, were enrolled in the study. First, the participants were placed in a 25°C room. Read More

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Individualized sleep promotion in acute care hospitals: managing specific factors that affect patient sleep.

Mhealth 2021 20;7:25. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA.

Background: Improving sleep for hospitalized patients is an essential clinical need. Compared to the traditional "one-size-fits-all" interventions designed by clinicians for all patients, an individualized strategy engaging patients to identify salient sleep disruptors and seek their input how to address these disruptors are more likely to succeed. Followed by our work of developing the Factors Affecting Inpatient Sleep (FAIS) scale, in this report we developed a set of icons illustrating 14 common sleep disruptors on the FAIS scale, and proposed behavioral sleep promotion tips addressing each sleep disruptor. Read More

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[Channel-assisted fixation and interbody fusion in treating recurrent lumbar disc herniation by muscle-splitting approach].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2021 Apr;34(4):304-4

The Second Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital of Coast Guard General Corps of Armed Police Forces, Jiaxing 314000, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: To explore the clinical value and safety of unilateral pedicle screw fixation combined with contralateral translaminar facet screw fixation and interbody fusion by muscle-splitting approach treatment of recurrent lumbar disc herniation.

Methods: The clinical data of 51 patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation treated from June 2012 to December 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 32 males and 19 females, aged 34 to 64 years with an average of (51. Read More

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