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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607375/the-role-of-touch-in-regulating-inter-partner-physiological-coupling-during-empathy-for-pain
#1
Pavel Goldstein, Irit Weissman-Fogel, Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
The human ability to synchronize with other individuals is critical for the development of social behavior. Recent research has shown that physiological inter-personal synchronization may underlie behavioral synchrony. Nevertheless, the factors that modulate physiological coupling are still largely unknown. Here we suggest that social touch and empathy for pain may enhance interpersonal physiological coupling. Twenty-two romantic couples were assigned the roles of target (pain receiver) and observer (pain observer) under pain/no-pain and touch/no-touch conditions, and their ECG and respiration rates were recorded...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597366/finite-element-model-predicts-the-biomechanical-performance-of-cervical-disc-replacement-and-fusion-hybrid-surgery-with-various-geometry-of-ball-and-socket-artificial-disc
#2
Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Weiqiang Liu
PURPOSE: Few finite element studies have investigated changes in cervical biomechanics with various prosthesis design parameters using hybrid surgery (HS), and none have investigated those combined different HS strategies. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of ball-and-socket prosthesis geometry on the biomechanical performance of the cervical spine combined with two HS constructs. METHODS: Two HS strategies were conducted: (1) ACDF at C4-C5 and anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) at C5-C6 (ACDF/ACDR), and (2) ACDR/ACDF...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594587/response-to-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-ind-gly-by-sex-in-patients-with-copd-a-pooled-analysis-from-the-ignite-program
#3
Ioanna Tsiligianni, Karen Mezzi, Sebastian Fucile, Konstantinos Kostikas, Steven Shen, Donald Banerji, Robert Fogel
In this pooled analysis, we compared the effect of indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) by sex versus other commonly used chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatments and placebo. Male and female patients with moderate-to-very-severe COPD who had participated in six randomized controlled trials were included in the analysis. Baseline demographics and disease characteristics were analyzed by sex, and any differences noted. The effects of IND/GLY versus salmeterol/fluticasone (SFC), glycopyrronium, tiotropium and placebo, on lung function and the patient-reported outcomes (health status, dyspnea, rescue medication use and symptoms) were assessed by sex after 26 weeks treatment...
June 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560706/local-hemodynamic-differences-between-commercially-available-y-grafts-and-traditional-fontan-baffles-under-simulated-exercise-conditions-implications-for-exercise-tolerance
#4
Phillip M Trusty, Zhenglun Wei, Michael Tree, Kirk R Kanter, Mark A Fogel, Ajit P Yoganathan, Timothy C Slesnick
Fontan completion, resulting in a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), is accomplished using a lateral tunnel (LT), extracardiac conduit (ECC), or recently a bifurcated Y-graft. The local energetic differences between these graft types have not been substantially analyzed under exercise conditions. The present study evaluates the energetic performance of Y-grafts under simulated exercise conditions, compares their performance to the previous LT/ECC Fontan options, and discusses implications for exercise tolerance and hemodynamic predictability...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525403/genetic-diseases-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-skin-cancer-development-in-childhood
#5
Alexander L Fogel, Kavita Y Sarin, Joyce M C Teng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Childhood skin cancers are relatively rare and may indicate an underlying genetic disorder. The increasing elucidation of genetic pathways is changing the diagnosis and management of genetic skin cancer susceptibility syndromes. In this review, we provide an overview of genetic conditions that predispose to skin cancer development in childhood and signs that providers should assess when evaluating affected individuals. RECENT FINDINGS: In basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), the patched2 (PTCH2) and suppressor of fused (SUFU) genes have been implicated in disease pathogenesis...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522658/effect-of-fontan-geometry-on-exercise-haemodynamics-and-its-potential-implications
#6
Elaine Tang, Zhenglun Alan Wei, Kevin K Whitehead, Reza H Khiabani, Maria Restrepo, Lucia Mirabella, James Bethel, Stephen M Paridon, Bradley S Marino, Mark A Fogel, Ajit P Yoganathan
OBJECTIVE: Exercise intolerance afflicts Fontan patients with total cavopulmonary connections (TCPCs) causing a reduction in quality of life. Optimising TCPC design is hypothesised to have a beneficial effect on exercise capacity. This study investigates relationships between TCPC geometries and exercise haemodynamics and performance. METHODS: This study included 47 patients who completed metabolic exercise stress test with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Phase-contrast CMR images were acquired immediately following supine lower limb exercise...
May 18, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506538/epitope-specific-immunotherapy-targeting-cd4-positive-t-cells-in-coeliac-disease-two-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-1-studies
#7
Gautam Goel, Tim King, A James Daveson, Jane M Andrews, Janakan Krishnarajah, Richard Krause, Gregor J E Brown, Ronald Fogel, Charles F Barish, Roger Epstein, Timothy P Kinney, Philip B Miner, Jason A Tye-Din, Adam Girardin, Juha Taavela, Alina Popp, John Sidney, Markku Mäki, Kaela E Goldstein, Patrick H Griffin, Suyue Wang, John L Dzuris, Leslie J Williams, Alessandro Sette, Ramnik J Xavier, Ludvig M Sollid, Bana Jabri, Robert P Anderson
BACKGROUND: A gluten-free diet is the only means to manage coeliac disease, a permanent immune intolerance to gluten. We developed a therapeutic vaccine, Nexvax2, designed to treat coeliac disease. Nexvax2 is an adjuvant-free mix of three peptides that include immunodominant epitopes for gluten-specific CD4-positive T cells. The vaccine is intended to engage and render gluten-specific CD4-positive T cells unresponsive to further antigenic stimulation. We assessed the safety and pharmacodynamics of the vaccine in patients with coeliac disease on a gluten-free diet...
May 11, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496316/the-effect-of-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-versus-tiotropium-or-salmeterol-fluticasone-on-the-prevention-of-clinically-important-deterioration-in-copd
#8
Antonio R Anzueto, Claus F Vogelmeier, Konstantinos Kostikas, Karen Mezzi, Sebastian Fucile, Giovanni Bader, Steven Shen, Donald Banerji, Robert Fogel
BACKGROUND: Endpoints that evaluate deterioration rather than improvement of disease may have clinical utility in COPD. In this analysis, we compared the effects of different maintenance treatments on the prevention of clinically important deterioration (CID) in moderate-to-severe COPD patients. METHODS: Data were analyzed from three 26-week studies comparing indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) with tiotropium (TIO) or salmeterol/fluticasone (SFC). Two definitions of CID were used; each was a composite of three outcome measures typically associated with COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486656/canopy-gradients-in-leaf-functional-traits-for-species-that-differ-in-growth-strategies-and-shade-tolerance
#9
Adam P Coble, Marilyn L Fogel, Geoffrey G Parker
In temperate deciduous forests, vertical gradients in leaf mass per area (LMA) and area-based leaf nitrogen (Narea) are strongly controlled by gradients in light availability. While there is evidence that hydrostatic constraints on leaf development may diminish LMA and Narea responses to light, inherent differences among tree species may also influence leaf developmental and morphological response to light. We investigated vertical gradients in LMA, Narea and leaf carbon isotope composition (δ13C) for three temperate deciduous species (Carpinus caroliniana Walter, Fagus grandifolia Ehrh...
May 9, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481902/association-of-hiv-diversity-and-virologic-outcomes-in-early-antiretroviral-treatment-hptn-052
#10
Philip J Palumbo, Ethan A Wilson, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Marybeth McCauley, Theresa Gamble, Newton Kumwenda, Joseph Makhema, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Suwat Chariyalertsak, James G Hakim, Mina C Hosseinipour, Marineide G Melo, Sheela V Godbole, Jose H Pilotto, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Ravindre Panchia, Ying Q Chen, Myron S Cohen, Susan H Eshleman, Jessica M Fogel
Higher HIV diversity has been associated with virologic outcomes in children on antiretroviral treatment (ART). We examined the association of HIV diversity with virologic outcomes in adults from the HPTN 052 trial who initiated ART at CD4 cell counts of 350-550 cells/mm3. A high resolution melting (HRM) assay was used to analyze baseline (pre-treatment) HIV diversity in six regions in the HIV genome (two in gag, one in pol, and three in env) from 95 participants who failed ART. We analyzed the association of HIV diversity in each genomic region with baseline (pre-treatment) factors and three clinical outcomes: time to virologic suppression after ART initiation, time to ART failure, and emergence of HIV drug resistance at ART failure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471839/impact-of-early-antiretroviral-therapy-on-the-performance-of-hiv-rapid-tests-and-hiv-incidence-assays
#11
Jessica M Fogel, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Barbara Debevec, Tamara Walsky, Katherine Schlusser, Oliver Laeyendecker, Ethan A Wilson, Marybeth McCauley, Theresa Gamble, Gerald Tegha, MTech Biomed, Dean Soko, Johnstone Kumwenda, Mina C Hosseinipour, Ying Q Chen, Myron S Cohen, Susan H Eshleman
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can down-regulate antibody responses to HIV infection. We evaluated the impact of early vs. delayed ART on the performance of HIV diagnostic and incidence assays. METHODS: Samples were obtained from 207 participants in the HPTN 052 trial who were stably suppressed on ART for ≥4 years (Malawi sites; pre-ART CD4 cell count 350-550 cells/mm [early ART arm, N=180] or <250 cells/mm or an AIDS-defining illness [delayed ART arm, N=27])...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462734/faster-eating-rates-are-associated-with-higher-energy-intakes-during-an-ad-libitum-meal-higher-bmi-and-greater-adiposity-among-4%C3%A2-5-year-old-children-results-from-the-growing-up-in-singapore-towards-healthy-outcomes-gusto-cohort
#12
Anna Fogel, Ai Ting Goh, Lisa R Fries, Suresh A Sadananthan, S Sendhil Velan, Navin Michael, Mya-Thway Tint, Marielle V Fortier, Mei Jun Chan, Jia Ying Toh, Yap-Seng Chong, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Lynette P Shek, Michael J Meaney, Birit F P Broekman, Yung Seng Lee, Keith M Godfrey, Mary F F Chong, Ciarán G Forde
Faster eating rates are associated with increased energy intake, but little is known about the relationship between children's eating rate, food intake and adiposity. We examined whether children who eat faster consume more energy and whether this is associated with higher weight status and adiposity. We hypothesised that eating rate mediates the relationship between child weight and ad libitum energy intake. Children (n 386) from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes cohort participated in a video-recorded ad libitum lunch at 4·5 years to measure acute energy intake...
April 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446492/hepatic-fibrosis-is-universal-following-fontan-operation-and-severity-is-associated-with-time-from-surgery-a-liver-biopsy-and-hemodynamic-study
#13
David J Goldberg, Lea F Surrey, Andrew C Glatz, Kathryn Dodds, Michael L O'Byrne, Henry C Lin, Mark Fogel, Jonathan J Rome, Elizabeth B Rand, Pierre Russo, Jack Rychik
BACKGROUND: Congestive hepatopathy is a recognized complication of Fontan physiology. Data regarding the incidence of hepatopathy and risk factors are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: Liver biopsies and cardiac catherizations were performed as part of an evaluation offered to all patients ≥10 years after Fontan. Quantitative determination of hepatic fibrosis was performed using Sirius red staining with automated calculation of collagen deposition per slide (%CD)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442340/empathy-during-consoling-touch-is-modulated-by-mu-rhythm-an-eeg-study
#14
L Peled-Avron, P Goldstein, S Yellinek, I Weissman-Fogel, S G Shamay-Tsoory
The aim of the present study was to examine the mechanisms of empathy for pain that contribute to consoling touch, a distress-alleviating contact behavior carried out by an observer in response to the suffering of a target. We tested romantic couples in a paradigm that involves consoling touch and examined the attenuation of the mu/alpha rhythm (8-13Hz) in the consoling partner. During the task, the toucher either held the consoled partner's right hand (human touch) or held onto the armrest of the chair (non-human touch), while the consoled partner experienced inflicted pain (pain condition) or did not experience any pain (no-pain condition)...
April 22, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433255/digital-cohorts-within-the-social-mediome-an-approach-to%C3%A2-circumvent-conventional-research-challenges
#15
Anand Kulanthaivel, Rachel Fogel, Josette Jones, Craig Lammert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431979/past-exposure-to-fruit-and-vegetable-variety-moderates-the-link-between-fungiform-papillae-density-and-current-variety-of-fv-consumed-by-children
#16
Anna Fogel, Jackie Blissett
Higher fungiform papillae density (FPD) has been associated with lower taste sensitivity thresholds and greater perceived taste intensity along with consumption of fewer fruit and vegetables (FV). Children exposed to greater variety of FV tend to habitually consume more FV, however, it is unknown whether exposure effects are attenuated by individual differences in FPD or whether these effects vary according to sensory properties of FV. This study examined the links between children's FPD, current variety of FV consumed, and past experiences with variety of fruit and vegetables...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422976/reactivation-or-transformation-motor-memory-consolidation-associated-with-cerebral-activation-time-locked-to-sleep-spindles
#17
Stuart Fogel, Genevieve Albouy, Bradley R King, Ovidiu Lungu, Catherine Vien, Arnaud Bore, Basile Pinsard, Habib Benali, Julie Carrier, Julien Doyon
Motor memory consolidation is thought to depend on sleep-dependent reactivation of brain areas recruited during learning. However, up to this point, there has been no direct evidence to support this assertion in humans, and the physiological processes supporting such reactivation are unknown. Here, simultaneous electroencephalographic and functional magnetic resonance imaging (EEG-fMRI) recordings were conducted during post-learning sleep to directly investigate the spindle-related reactivation of a memory trace formed during motor sequence learning (MSL), and its relationship to overnight enhancement in performance (reflecting consolidation)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417993/corrigendum-responsiveness-of-endoscopic-indices-of-disease-activity-for-crohn-s-disease
#18
Reena Khanna, GuangYong Zou, Larry Stitt, Brian G Feagan, William J Sandborn, Paul Rutgeerts, John W D McDonald, Elena Dubcenco, Ronald Fogel, Remo Panaccione, Vipul Jairath, Sigrid Nelson, Lisa M Shackelton, Bidan Huang, Qian Zhou, Anne M Robinson, Barrett G Levesque, Geert D'Haens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398316/mhealth-advances-clinical-research-bit-by-bit
#19
Joseph C Kvedar, Alexander L Fogel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392467/predicted-coreceptor-usage-at-end-stage-hiv-disease-in-tissues-derived-from-subjects-on-antiretroviral-therapy-with-an-undetectable-plasma-viral-load
#20
S L Lamers, G B Fogel, E S Liu, D J Nolan, M Salemi, A E Barbier, R Rose, E J Singer, M S McGrath
HIV cure research is increasingly focused on anatomical tissues as sites for residual HIV replication during combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). Tissue-based HIV could contribute to low-level immune activation and viral rebound over the course of infection and could also influence the development of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, neurological disorders and cancers. cART-treated subjects have a decreased and irregular presence of HIV among tissues, which has resulted in a paucity of actual evidence concerning how or if HIV persists, replicates and evolves in various anatomical sites during therapy...
April 6, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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