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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098479/screening-of-visual-perceptual-disorders-following-acquired-brain-injury-a-delphi-study
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S M de Vries, J Heutink, B J M Melis-Dankers, A C L Vrijling, F W Cornelissen, O Tucha
Impairments in visual perception are common after acquired brain injury (ABI) and adequate assessment is crucial for diagnosis and rehabilitation. However, there is no consensus yet on how to assess these disorders after ABI. The aim of the present study was to explore what measures are considered reasonable to be part of a test battery for the screening of a broad range of mid-level and higher-order visual perceptual disorders. A Delphi method was used to collect the opinions of 28 international multidisciplinary experts in visual perception in order to achieve consensus on the content of the test battery...
January 18, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098225/the-impacts-of-air-pollution-on-maternal-stress-during-pregnancy
#2
Yanfen Lin, Leilei Zhou, Jian Xu, Zhongcheng Luo, Haidong Kan, Jinsong Zhang, Chonghuai Yan, Jun Zhang
To investigate the association of air pollution with maternal stress during pregnancy, we enrolled 1,931 women during mid-to-late pregnancy in Shanghai in 2010. The "Life-Event Scale for Pregnant Women" and "Symptom-Checklist-90-Revised Scale" (SCL-90-R) were used to evaluate life event stress and emotional stress, respectively. Air pollution data were collected for each district where pregnant women lived during pregnancy. We associated ambient air pollution with stress scores using multivariable logistic regression models...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098195/global-mapping-of-nonseismic-sea-level-oscillations-at-tsunami-timescales
#3
Ivica Vilibić, Jadranka Šepić
Present investigations of sea level extremes are based on hourly data measured at coastal tide gauges. The use of hourly data restricts existing global and regional analyses to periods larger than 2 h. However, a number of processes occur at minute timescales, of which the most ruinous are tsunamis. Meteotsunamis, hazardous nonseismic waves that occur at tsunami timescales over limited regions, may also locally dominate sea level extremes. Here, we show that nonseismic sea level oscillations at tsunami timescales (<2 h) may substantially contribute to global sea level extremes, up to 50% in low-tidal basins...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098047/vitamin-a-deficiency-suppresses-fish-immune-function-with-differences-in-different-intestinal-segments-the-role-of-transcriptional-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signalling-pathways
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Li Zhang, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The present study investigated the effects of dietary vitamin A on immune function in the proximal intestine (PI), mid intestine (MI) and distal intestine (DI) of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed graded levels of dietary vitamin A for 10 weeks, and then a challenge test using an injection of Aeromonas hydrophila was conducted for 14 d. The results showed that, compared with the optimum vitamin A level, vitamin A deficiency significantly decreased fish growth performance, increased enteritis morbidity, decreased intestinal innate humoral immune response and aggravated intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097680/development-of-a-novel-algorithm-for-detecting-glucocorticoid-induced-diabetes-mellitus-using-a-medical-information-database
#5
T Imatoh, K Sai, K Hori, K Segawa, J Kawakami, M Kimura, Y Saito
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus (GIDM) increases the risk of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related complications but is generally difficult to detect in clinical settings. The criteria for diagnosing GIDM have not been established. Recently, medical information databases (MIDs) have been used in post-marketing surveillance (PMS) studies. We conducted a pharmacoepidemiological study to develop an algorithm for detecting GIDM using MID. METHODS: We selected 1214 inpatients who were newly prescribed with a typical glucocorticoid, prednisolone, during hospitalization from 2008 to 2014 from an MID of Hamamatsu University Hospital in Japan...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097495/the-expression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-gene-is-not-affected-by-low-oxygen-conditions-in-yellow-perch-perca-flavescens-juveniles
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Karolina Kwasek, Simona Rimoldi, Anna Giulia Cattaneo, Timothy Parker, Konrad Dabrowski, Genciana Terova
Hypoxia can affect various fish populations, including yellow perch Perca flavescens, which is an economically and ecologically important species in Lake Erie, a freshwater system that often experiences hypoxia in the hypolimnetic part of the lake. Fish, similarly to mammals, possess molecular oxygen sensor-hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), a transcription factor that can affect expression of many downstream genes related to animal growth and locomotion, protein synthesis, as well as ATP and amino acid metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096429/lombard-effect-onset-times-reveal-the-speed-of-vocal-plasticity-in-a-songbird
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Samuel I Hardman, Sue Anne Zollinger, Klemen Koselj, Stefan Leitner, Rupert C Marshall, Henrik Brumm
Animals that use vocal signals to communicate often compensate for interference and masking from background noise by raising the amplitude of their vocalisations. This response has been termed the Lombard effect. However, despite more than a century of research little is known how quickly animals can adjust the amplitude of their vocalisations after the onset of noise. The ability to respond quickly to increases in noise levels would allow animals to avoid signal masking and ensure their calls continue to be heard, even if they are interrupted by sudden bursts of high amplitude noise...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096288/mid-regional-pro-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-to-predict-clinical-course-in-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Mattia Arrigo, Quynh A Truong, Jackie Szymonifka, Mercedes Rivas-Lasarte, Heli Tolppanen, Malha Sadoune, Etienne Gayat, Alain Cohen-Solal, Frank Ruschitzka, James L Januzzi, Jagmeet P Singh, Alexandre Mebazaa
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) induces reverse cardiac remodelling in heart failure (HF), but many patients receiving CRT remain non-responders. This study assessed the role of amino-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), mid-regional-pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), and mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) at the time of device implantation to predict favourable clinical course (CRT response and/or risk of MACE) in HF patients receiving CRT...
January 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095359/gait-deviations-associated-with-plantar-heel-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Adam Phillips, Shane McClinton
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common foot disorder associated with significant pain and gait-related disability. The aim of this systematic review was to identify gait deviations associated with plantar heel pain. METHODS: A systematic review of articles with quantitative gait variables in individuals with plantar heel pain was conducted using the CINAHL, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Embase databases. Methodological quality was assessed using the modified Downs and Black criteria and used along with the number of studies per gait variable to determine level of evidence...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095339/preadolescent-sensation-seeking-and-early-adolescent-stress-relate-to-at-risk-adolescents-substance-use-by-age-15
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Nora E Charles, Charles W Mathias, Ashley Acheson, Donald M Dougherty
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Substance use during adolescence can lead to the development of substance use disorders and other psychosocial problems. These negative outcomes are especially likely for individuals who use substances at earlier ages and those who engage in heavier use during adolescence, behaviors which are both more common among youth at higher risk for developing a substance use disorder, such as those with a family history of substance use disorders (FH+). Factors such as increased sensation seeking and greater exposure to stressors among FH+ youth may influence these associations...
January 6, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094278/persistent-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-signalling-in-the-parathyroid-glands-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-mice-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kazuki Kawakami, Ai Takeshita, Kenryo Furushima, Masayasu Miyajima, Ikuji Hatamura, Makoto Kuro-O, Yasuhide Furuta, Kazushige Sakaguchi
Secondary hyperparathyroidism, in which parathyroid hormone (PTH) is excessively secreted in response to factors such as hyperphosphataemia, hypocalcaemia, and low 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) levels, is commonly observed in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and is accompanied by high levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). However, the effect of FGF23 on the parathyroid glands (PG) remains controversial. To bind to FGF receptors, FGF23 requires αKlotho, which is highly expressed in the PG...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093860/monolithic-implant-supported-lithium-disilicate-ls2-crowns-in-a-complete-digital-workflow-a-prospective-clinical-trial-with-a-2-year-follow-up
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Tim Joda, Marco Ferrari, Urs Brägger
BACKGROUND: The technical development of digital processing allows the production of anatomically full-contoured implant-supported restorations. PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to analyze the treatment concept of monolithic lithium disilicate (LS2) single-unit restorations in a complete digital workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-four patients were restored with 50 screw-retained monolithic implant LS2 crowns bonded to pre-fabricated titanium abutments on soft tissue level implants (Institut Straumann AG, Basel, Switzerland) in premolar and molar sites...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093632/ureterocystoneostomy-in-complex-oncological-cases-with-an-uebelhoer-modified-boari-bladder-flap
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Jan P Radtke, Nina Korzeniewski, Johannes Huber, Celine D Alt, Sascha Pahernik, Boris A Hadaschik, Markus Hohenfellner, Dogu Teber
PURPOSE: The study aims to describe the technique and analyze the outcome of an arcuated bladder incision with building of a triangular flap, first described by Uebelhoer (UBBF), as a modification of the classical rectangular Boari bladder flap (BBF), that is often viable, but can present difficulties, such as reduced flap vascularization and mobility in pretreated patients. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients with distal or mid ureteral leakage or stenosis, that underwent UBBF, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093467/blood-pressure-trajectories-from-childhood-to-young-adulthood-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-results-from-the-23-year-longitudinal-georgia-stress-and-heart-study
#14
Guang Hao, Xiaoling Wang, Frank A Treiber, Gregory Harshfield, Gaston Kapuku, Shaoyong Su
The purpose of this study is to identify subgroups of individuals with similar trajectories in blood pressure (BP) from childhood to young adulthood and to determine the relationship of BP trajectories with carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI). BP was measured ≤16 times during a 23-year period in 683 participants from childhood to young adulthood. IMT and LVMI were measured in 551 participants and 546 participants, respectively. Using latent class models, 3 trajectory groups in BP from childhood to young adulthood were identified, including high-increasing, moderate-increasing, and low-increasing groups...
January 16, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092450/preintervention-profiles-of-information-motivational-and-behavioral-self-efficacy-for-methamphetamine-use-and-hiv-medication-adherence-among-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Tyrel J Starks, Brett M Millar, Jonathan M Lassiter, Jeffrey T Parsons
Although rates of crystal methamphetamine use in the United States have fallen from their peak in the mid-2000s, use remains a major public health concern, which disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men (GBM). It poses a particular challenge for HIV-positive men, for whom it has been linked to medication adherence problems as well as compromised immune function. Although the information, motivation, and behavioral skills (IMB) model has been widely used to conceptualize health behavior, little is known about GBM's initial levels of information, motivation, and behavioral self-efficacy to improve HIV medication adherence and to reduce crystal methamphetamine use at the outset of treatment...
January 16, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090445/population-reference-range-for-developmental-lumbar-spinal-canal-size
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James F Griffith, Junbin Huang, Sheung-Wai Law, Fan Xiao, Jason Chi Shun Leung, Defeng Wang, Lin Shi
BACKGROUND: Considerable variability exists in normal developmental lumbar spinal canal size. This impacts the likelihood of neural compromise. Spinal canal development is complete by 17 years. As diseases incurred thereafter do not knowingly affect the developmental size of the spinal canal, it is reasonable to use a selected population undergoing abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) examination to determine developmental lumbar spinal canal size. METHODS: Study approval was granted by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090137/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricle-adaptation-to-endurance-training-in-young-rowers-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#17
M Konopka, W Krol, K Burkhard-Jagodzinska, A Jakubiak, A Klusiewicz, J Chwalbinska, A Pokrywka, D Sitkowski, M Dluzniewski, W Braksator
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the degree of cardiorespiratory fitness and the function of the right ventricle (RV). 117 rowers, age 17.5±1.5 years. All subjects underwent cardiopulmonary exercise. Standard echocardiography and 2D speckle tracking echocardiography with evaluation of longitudinal strain in each segment of the RV (basal - RVLS-B; mid - RVLS-M, apical - RVLS-A) and global RV free-wall strain (RVLS-G) were performed. RVLS-B values were lower compared to the RVLS-M (-25...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089504/review-nutrient-sulfate-supply-from-mother-to-fetus-placental-adaptive-responses-during-human-and-animal-gestation
#18
REVIEW
P A Dawson, K Richard, A Perkins, Z Zhang, D G Simmons
Nutrient sulfate has numerous roles in mammalian physiology and is essential for healthy fetal growth and development. The fetus has limited capacity to generate sulfate and relies on sulfate supplied from the maternal circulation via placental sulfate transporters. The placenta also has a high sulfate requirement for numerous molecular and cellular functions, including sulfate conjugation (sulfonation) to estrogen and thyroid hormone which leads to their inactivation. Accordingly, the ratio of sulfonated (inactive) to unconjugated (active) hormones modulates endocrine function in fetal, placental and maternal tissues...
January 4, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088652/convergence-of-interoception-emotion-and-social-cognition-a-twofold-fmri-meta-analysis-and-lesion-approach
#19
Federico Adolfi, Blas Couto, Fabian Richter, Jean Decety, Jessica Lopez, Mariano Sigman, Facundo Manes, Agustín Ibáñez
Guided by indirect evidence, recent approaches propose a tripartite crosstalk among interoceptive signaling, emotional regulation, and low-level social cognition. Here we examined the neurocognitive convergence of such domains. First, we performed three meta-analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies to identify which areas are consistently coactivated by these three systems. Multi-level Kernel Density Analysis (MKDA) revealed major overlaps in the right anterior insular and frontotemporal regions (viz...
December 29, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087231/psychosocial-outcome-in-adult-men-born-with-hypospadias
#20
L Örtqvist, M Andersson, A Strandqvist, A Nordenström, L Frisén, G Holmdahl, A Nordenskjöld
INTRODUCTION: Hypospadias, which is a surgically treated congenital malformation of the male urethra, may have a negative impact on quality of life. This aspect has previously been subject to limited research. This study examined the long-term psychosocial outcome of a large cohort of adult males born with hypospadias. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case-control study was to assess a possible negative influence on the psychosocial outcome in adult males with hypospadias...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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