Troy B Puga's research while affiliated with University of Missouri - Kansas City and other places

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BACKGROUND In 2020, COVID-19 spread across the world and brought the world to a halt, causing the shutdown of nearly everything in order to prevent its spread. The NFL experienced the same effects of the shutdowns leaving athletes unable to train in some of the most advanced facilities with many of the best trainers in the world. Through a previous...
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Background In 2020, COVID-19 spread across the world and brought the world to a halt, causing the shutdown of nearly everything in order to prevent its spread. The NFL, like most of the world, faced shutdowns leaving athletes unable to train in some of the most advanced facilities with many of the best trainers in the world. Through a previous stud...
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Every summer, exertional heat illness in athletes becomes the center of attention among coaches, athletic trainers, and physicians across the United States. This topic has recently received increased attention as seven football players died from exertional heat illness between July 2020 and August 2021[1] . Health professionals believe that sport-r...
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Antibiotic resistance by gram-negative bacteria is becoming a major global health crisis. The objective of this study is to examine the antibacterial activity of Ulmus pumila against a variety of infectious gram-negative bacteria. The extraction of Ulmus pumila leaves and flowers were carried out using 95% ethanol. The homogenate was filtered and s...
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This work uncovered the antibacterial properties of Nasturtium against gram-positive Streptococcus agalactiae. Certain strains of Streptococcus have demonstrated antibiotic resistance. Streptococcus agalactiae commonly infects the elderly, neonates, and pregnant women, which makes this a pathogen of concern. Samples of Nasturtium leaves and flowers...
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This paper highlights the novel antibacterial properties of Coleus scutellarioides against certain species of the domain bacteria, of which no Coleus antimicrobial activity was previously demonstrated. Coleus has demonstrated antimicrobial properties against many species of bacteria and fungi. However, the search for novel antimicrobial compounds i...
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Due to the rampant microbial resistance to current antibiotics, there must be a necessary search for novel compounds with antimicrobial properties. In effort of this search in plants, this investigation demonstrates the antibacterial characteristics of Crassula ovata (C. ovata) against gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria. 1-3g samples...
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Background Sport injuries have been common among athletes across the globe for decades and have the potential to disrupt athletic careers, performance, and psyche. Many health professionals and organizations have undertaken injury mitigation strategies to prevent sport injuries through protective equipment, training protocols, and a host of other e...
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This study was conducted to determine antimicrobial properties of the Taraxacum officinale against Enterobacter cloacae. 2g samples of Taraxacum officinale were extracted with 95% ethanol. The suspension or 95% ethanol was infused into sterile discs. The discs were placed on bacterial plated plates and incubated at 37 degrees Celsius for 24 hours a...
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Purpose This study explores the antimicrobial spectrum of Ulmus pumila by screening commonly infectious gram-negative bacteria for susceptibility. Currently, many gram-negative bacteria are developing resistance to recommended antibiotic therapies used in clinical practice. It is imperative that we continue to explore new antimicrobial compounds in...
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This study investigates the antimicrobial properties of Crassula ovata (C. ovata) against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. About 1-3g samples of C. Ovata leaf samples were extracted with 95 % ethanol and the extract infused into paper discs by soaking and drying. The dried discs were screened against various strains of bacteria and th...
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1. Aim/Background: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been identified as compounds responsible for producing cellular damage. The purpose of this research is to examine if there is production of reactive oxygen species through free radical intermediates within human hepatocytes treated with morphine, bilirubin, or furosemide. The investigation exam...
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BACKGROUND Sport injuries have been common among athletes across the globe for decades and have the potential to disrupt athletic careers, performance, and psyche. Many health professionals and organizations have undertaken injury mitigation strategies to prevent sport injuries through protective equipment, training protocols, and a host of other e...
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1. Purpose During the COVID 19 Pandemic, the NFL teams have been reported to have limited training sections in preparation for their games. This study compares the prevalence of injury during the 2018, 2019, and 2020 NFL seasons, with the aim to determine the potential causes of the differences in prevalence. 2. Method Official injury reports from...
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The concept of bioremediation is quickly becoming the norm in the resolution of environmental issues. The steady increase in carbon dioxide levels, as documented by NASA, inspired scientists to engineer plants to absorb excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Here, we have explored the consequences of the uptake of excess carbon dioxide by selec...

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... The anti-diabetic properties of dandelion are attributed to the bioactive components: chicoric acid, taraxasterol, chlorogenic acid, and sesquiterpene lactones [36], and the methanolic extracts of the roots have been found to have anti-proliferative effects on several human cancer cell lines, particularly against liver cancer [37,38]. Dandelion is also believed to have a number of antibacterial and antifungal properties [1,39]. ...
... This was the case for many elite athletes, who experienced a reduction in rest time between competitions [2,10,11,13], as well as changes in nutrition, sleep, and exercise habits [7]. This situation resulted in an increase in IR, especially musculoskeletal injuries, upon return to sports at all competitive levels, mostly in the first two weeks after the return [2,3,10,11,13,16,[39][40][41][42][43]. Due to the evidence of existing research about the multiple injury risk factors at the time of return to sport, which originate from the detraining effects caused by insufficient sports-specific training stimuli and the lack of organized training and competition DL, together with the inadequate return to training and competition, a research question arose: ...
... Fresh leaves (3 grams) of Ulmus pumila were homogenized and extracted with 15 ml of 95% ethanol [26] . The filtrate from the extracted samples were impregnated into sterile blank paper disc by soaking for 20 minutes, followed by air-drying [26] . ...