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A new key to the suprageneric taxa in the beetle family Cetoniidae, with annotated lists of the known genera
A revised key to the subfamilies, tribes and subtribes of the Cetoniidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) is presented and attention is drawn to various new and neglected synonymies, original spellings, and other nomenclatural matters regarding family-group and genus-group names. Expand
Dung beetles as indicators of change in the forests of northern Borneo
1. We reviewed the use of dung beetles as indicators of environmental change, highlighting the influence of natural forest dynamics on species distributions in primary forest and suggesting new waysExpand
The role of local and regional processes in shaping dung beetle communities in tropical forest plantations in Borneo
Examination of rain forest dung beetle species found in plantations in Sabah, northern Borneo, concludes that measures of biogeographic distinctiveness, whereby endemic species confer higher values, may be misleading unless they take into account edgeaffinity. Expand
Obesity and renal hemodynamics.
In short-term studies the renal hemodynamic alterations in obesity and the associated proteinuria were reversible by weight loss, and renin-angiotensin system-blockade, respectively, and are likely to have the potential to limit the renal risks of obesity. Expand
Lower HDL-C and apolipoprotein A-I are related to higher glomerular filtration rate in subjects without kidney disease[S]
High glomerular filtration rate may be an independent determinant of a pro-atherogenic lipoprotein profile and inversely related to e-GFR and creatinine clearance in subjects without severely compromised kidney function, which fits the concept that the kidney contributes to apoA-I regulation in humans. Expand
Higher body mass index is associated with higher fractional creatinine excretion in healthy subjects.
CrCl systematically overestimates GFR in healthy subjects, with higher FE(creat) in subjects with higher BMI, and the impact of BMI on tubular creatinine secretion can be accounted for. Expand
The genus Bolbelasmus Boucomont in Asia, with notes on species occurring in other regions (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)
Two new species are described : Bolbelasmus meridionalis (Indonesia, China, Thailand, Vietnam) and B. nativus (Taiwan). Expand
Benefits of dietary sodium restriction in the management of chronic kidney disease
Reduction of sodium intake to the target of 50–85 mmol/24 h in patients with CKD reduces blood pressure and proteinuria, the latter by approximately 30%, and should be actively pursued to improve outcome in CKD. Expand
Effects of sodium restriction and hydrochlorothiazide on RAAS blockade efficacy in diabetic nephropathy: a randomised clinical trial.
It is concluded that sodium restriction is an effective non-pharmacological intervention to increase RAAS blockade efficacy in type 2 diabetic nephropathy. Expand