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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456494/the-influence-of-feedback-on-task-switching-performance-a-drift-diffusion-modeling-account
#1
Russell Cohen Hoffing, Povilas Karvelis, Samuel Rupprechter, Peggy Seriès, Aaron R Seitz
Task-switching is an important cognitive skill that facilitates our ability to choose appropriate behavior in a varied and changing environment. Task-switching training studies have sought to improve this ability by practicing switching between multiple tasks. However, an efficacious training paradigm has been difficult to develop in part due to findings that small differences in task parameters influence switching behavior in a non-trivial manner. Here, for the first time we employ the Drift Diffusion Model (DDM) to understand the influence of feedback on task-switching and investigate how drift diffusion parameters change over the course of task switch training...
2018: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305224/snpitty-an-intuitive-web-application-for-interactive-b-allele-frequency-and-copy-number-visualization-of-next-generation-sequencing-data
#2
Job van Riet, Niels M G Krol, Peggy N Atmodimedjo, Erwin Brosens, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Maurice P H M Jansen, John W M Martens, Leendert H Looijenga, Guido Jenster, Hendrikus J Dubbink, Winand N M Dinjens, Harmen J G van de Werken
Exploration and visualization of next-generation sequencing data is crucial for clinical diagnostics. Software allowing simultaneous visualization of multiple regions-of-interest coupled with dynamic heuristic filtering of genetic aberrations is however lacking. Therefore, we developed the web-application SNPitty that allows interactive visualization and interrogation of variant call format (VCF) files by utilizing B-allele frequencies of single nucleotide polymorphisms and single nucleotide variants, coverage metrics and copy-numbers analysis results...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161225/from-sexual-desire-discrepancies-to-desirable-sex-creating-the-optimal-connection
#3
Peggy J Kleinplatz, Maxime Charest, Shannon Lawless, Marlene Neufeld, Robert Neufeld, Danielle Pratt, A Dana Ménard, Bogdan Buduru, Lianne Rosen
Beginning in 2005, our team conducted a series of studies on optimal sexual experiences. We have applied our findings to develop a group therapy intervention for couples presenting with low sexual desire/frequency and sexual desire discrepancy. The goal was to improve the quality of erotic intimacy by focusing on such elements as being fully embodied during sex, increasing authenticity, trustworthiness and vulnerability. Twenty-eight heterosexual individuals (14 couples) were seen in 16 hours of couples group therapy...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973495/identification-of-mutations-in-cell-free-circulating-tumor-dna-in-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-case-series
#4
Sara G Creemers, Esther Korpershoek, Peggy N Atmodimedjo, Winand N M Dinjens, Peter M van Koetsveld, Richard A Feelders, Leo J Hofland
Context: The disease course of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) patients is heterogeneous. A marker for prognosis and treatment response would facilitate choices for diagnosis and therapy. In other cancer types, circulating cell-free tumor DNA predicted tumor dynamics. Case Descriptions: The present pilot study included six patients. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) showed mutations in three ACC cases. From these patients, blood was drawn before (1 to 2 weeks) and after surgery and cell-free circulating DNA (cfDNA) was isolated...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867653/comprehensive-review-computational-modelling-of-schizophrenia
#5
REVIEW
Vincent Valton, Liana Romaniuk, J Douglas Steele, Stephen Lawrie, Peggy Seriès
Computational modelling has been used to address: (1) the variety of symptoms observed in schizophrenia using abstract models of behavior (e.g. Bayesian models - top-down descriptive models of psychopathology); (2) the causes of these symptoms using biologically realistic models involving abnormal neuromodulation and/or receptor imbalance (e.g. connectionist and neural networks - bottom-up realistic models of neural processes). These different levels of analysis have been used to answer different questions (i...
December 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720026/models-of-reading-in-different-orthographies-an-introduction
#6
R Malatesha Joshi, Peggy McCardle
The authors provide a summary of the articles in the special series on reading development in different orthographies from various writing systems and scripts.
July 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675101/tympanoplasty-following-blast-injury
#7
Matthew Keller, Ryan Sload, Justin Wilson, Howard Greene, Peggy Han, Sean Wise
Objectives To assess outcomes following tympanoplasty for blast-induced tympanic membrane perforations in a military population. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical centers. Subjects and Methods Military personnel (N = 254) undergoing tympanoplasty for blast-related tympanic membrane perforations sustained between April 2005 and July 2014 were identified from the Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database. Descriptive statistics were obtained regarding demographics, primary and revision surgery success rates, hearing status pre- and postsurgery, and frequency of ossicular reconstruction...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552030/shifting-visual-perspective-during-memory-retrieval-reduces-the-accuracy-of-subsequent-memories
#8
Petra Marcotti, Peggy L St Jacques
Memories for events can be retrieved from visual perspectives that were never experienced, reflecting the dynamic and reconstructive nature of memories. Characteristics of memories can be altered when shifting from an own eyes perspective, the way most events are initially experienced, to an observer perspective, in which one sees oneself in the memory. Moreover, recent evidence has linked these retrieval-related effects of visual perspective to subsequent changes in memories. Here we examine how shifting visual perspective influences the accuracy of subsequent memories for complex events encoded in the lab...
May 28, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414090/rituximab-treatment-circumvents-the-prognostic-impact-of-tumor-infiltrating-t-cells-in-follicular-lymphoma-patients
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Luc Xerri, Sarah Huet, Jeffrey M Venstrom, Edith Szafer-Glusman, Bettina Fabiani, Danielle Canioni, Catherine Chassagne-Clément, Peggy Dartigues-Cuilléres, Fréderic Charlotte, Camille Laurent, Benedicte Gelas-Dore, Christopher R Bolen, Elizabeth Punnoose, Reda Bouabdallah, Pauline Brice, Franck Morschhauser, Guillaume Cartron, Daniel Olive, Gilles Salles
Previous immunohistochemical (IHC) studies showed controversial data about the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in follicular lymphoma (FL). To clarify this issue, a large series of FL samples from rituximab-treated patients enrolled in the randomized PRIMA trial was examined. IHC was quantified using automated image analysis in 417, 287, 418, 406, 379, and 369 patients for CD3, CD4, CD8, PD1, ICOS, and FOXP3, respectively. RNAseq analysis was used to quantify TIL-related mRNA transcripts from 148 patients...
June 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328648/the-economic-and-clinical-impact-of-sustained-use-of-a-progressive-mobility-program-in-a-neuro-icu
#10
Jeannette M Hester, Peggy R Guin, Gale D Danek, Jaime R Thomas, William L Titsworth, Richard K Reed, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Brenda G Fahy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a progressive mobility program in a neurocritical care population with the hypothesis that the benefits and outcomes of the program (e.g., decreased length of stay) would have a significant positive economic impact. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcome data before, immediately following, and 2 years after implementation of the Progressive Upright Mobility Protocol Plus program (UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL) involving a series of planned movements in a sequential manner with an additional six levels of rehabilitation in the neuro-ICU at UF Health Shands Hospital...
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316874/computational-drug-repositioning-using-continuous-self-controlled-case-series
#11
Zhaobin Kuang, James Thomson, Michael Caldwell, Peggy Peissig, Ron Stewart, David Page
Computational Drug Repositioning (CDR) is the task of discovering potential new indications for existing drugs by mining large-scale heterogeneous drug-related data sources. Leveraging the patient-level temporal ordering information between numeric physiological measurements and various drug prescriptions provided in Electronic Health Records (EHRs), we propose a Continuous Self-controlled Case Series (CSCCS) model for CDR. As an initial evaluation, we look for drugs that can control Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) level in our experiments...
August 2016: KDD: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167920/modeling-trait-anxiety-from-computational-processes-to-personality
#12
REVIEW
James G Raymond, J Douglas Steele, Peggy Seriès
Computational methods are increasingly being applied to the study of psychiatric disorders. Often, this involves fitting models to the behavior of individuals with subclinical character traits that are known vulnerability factors for the development of psychiatric conditions. Anxiety disorders can be examined with reference to the behavior of individuals high in "trait" anxiety, which is a known vulnerability factor for the development of anxiety and mood disorders. However, it is not clear how this self-report measure relates to neural and behavioral processes captured by computational models...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943159/conditioned-task-set-competition-neural-mechanisms-of-emotional-interference-in-depression
#13
Aleks Stolicyn, J Douglas Steele, Peggy Seriès
Depression has been associated with increased response times at the incongruent-, neutral-, and negative-word trials of the classical and emotional Stroop tasks (Epp et al., Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 316-328, 2012). Response-time slowdown effects at incongruent- and negative-word trials of the Stroop tasks were reported to correlate with depressive severity, indicating strong relevance of the effects to the symptomatology. This study proposes a novel integrative computational model of neural mechanisms of both the classical and emotional Stroop effects, drawing on the previous prominent theoretical explanations of performance at the classical Stroop task (Cohen, Dunbar, & McClelland, Psychological Review, 97, 332-361, 1990; Herd, Banich, & O'Reilly, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 22-32, 2006), and in addition suggesting that negative emotional words represent conditioned stimuli for future negative outcomes...
April 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770810/systematic-assessment-of-her2-neu-in-gynecologic-neoplasms-an-institutional-experience
#14
Jennifer S Woo, Sophia K Apple, Peggy S Sullivan, Jian-Yu Rao, Nora Ostrzega, Neda A Moatamed
BACKGROUND: HER2/neu overexpression and/or amplification has been widely studied in a number of solid tumors, primarily in the breast. In gynecologic neoplasms, determination of HER2/neu status has not been well studied as a predictive biomarker in anti-HER2/neu treatment. METHODS: We systematically evaluated the HER2/neu reactions by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization in malignant gynecologic neoplasms as experienced in our institution. RESULTS: The HER2/neu overexpression or amplification occurred in 8 % of the cancers of the gynecological organs in our series...
October 22, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758822/mediastinal-gray-zone-lymphoma-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-99-patients-from-the-lymphoma-study-association
#15
Clémentine Sarkozy, Thierry Molina, Hervé Ghesquières, Anne-Sophie Michallet, Jehan Dupuis, Diane Damotte, Franck Morsschauser, Marie Parrens, Laurent Martin, Peggy Dartigues, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Pierre Hirsch, Bettina Fabiani, Krimo Bouabdallah, Maria Gomes da Silva, Marie Maerevoet, Camille Laurent, Bertrand Coiffier, Gilles Salles, Alexandra Traverse-Glehen
Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma, B-cell lymphomas with intermediate features between classical Hodgkin lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, have not been well described in the literature. We report the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a large retrospective series of 99 cases centrally reviewed by a panel of hematopathologists, with a consensus established for the diagnosis. Cases were defined as classical Hodgkin lymphoma-like morphology (64.6%) with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma immunophenotype, primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma-like morphology (30...
January 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746793/a-developmental-transcriptome-map-for-allotetraploid-arachis-hypogaea
#16
Josh Clevenger, Ye Chu, Brian Scheffler, Peggy Ozias-Akins
The advent of the genome sequences of Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis has ushered in a new era for peanut genomics. With the goal of producing a gene atlas for cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea), 22 different tissue types and ontogenies that represent the full development of peanut were sequenced, including a complete reproductive series from flower to peg elongation and peg tip immersion in the soil to fully mature seed. Using a genome-guided assembly pipeline, a homeolog-specific transcriptome assembly for Arachis hypogaea was assembled and its accuracy was validated...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689882/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-paclitaxel-loaded-gold-nanoparticles-for-tumor-targeted-drug-delivery
#17
Giulio F Paciotti, Jielu Zhao, Shugeng Cao, Peggy J Brodie, Lawrence Tamarkin, Marja Huhta, Lonnie D Myer, Jay Friedman, David G I Kingston
The synthesis of a series of thiolated paclitaxel analogs is described as part of a novel nanomedicine program aimed at developing formulations of paclitaxel that will bind to gold nanoparticles for tumor targeted drug delivery. Preliminary evaluation of the new nanomedicine composed of 27 nm gold nanoparticles, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), thiolated polyethylene glycol (PEG-thiol), and one of several thiolated paclitaxel analogs is presented.
November 16, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575007/an-investigation-into-the-immunomodulatory-activities-of-sutherlandia-frutescens-in-healthy-mice
#18
Wei Lei, Jimmy D Browning, Peggy A Eichen, William R Folk, Grace Y Sun, Dennis B Lubahn, Kevin L Fritsche
Sutherlandia frutescens is a medicinal plant that has been traditionally used in southern Africa for cancers, infections, and inflammatory conditions. We recently published experiments demonstrating that an aqueous extract of S. frutescens possessed potent immune-stimulatory activity. This work was carried out with murine macrophages, an immune cell type that plays a pivotal role in host defense from infection and in shaping host inflammatory and immune responses. Here, we conducted a series of follow-up experiments to explore the impact of consuming S...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479061/official-american-thoracic-society-clinical-practice-guidelines-diagnostic-evaluation-of-infants-with-recurrent-or-persistent-wheezing
#19
Clement L Ren, Charles R Esther, Jason S Debley, Marianna Sockrider, Ozge Yilmaz, Nikhil Amin, Alia Bazzy-Asaad, Stephanie D Davis, Manuel Durand, Jeffrey M Ewig, Hasan Yuksel, Enrico Lombardi, Terry L Noah, Peggy Radford, Sarath Ranganathan, Alejandro Teper, Miles Weinberger, Jan Brozek, Kevin C Wilson
BACKGROUND: Infantile wheezing is a common problem, but there are no guidelines for the evaluation of infants with recurrent or persistent wheezing that is not relieved or prevented by standard therapies. METHODS: An American Thoracic Society-sanctioned guideline development committee selected clinical questions related to uncertainties or controversies in the diagnostic evaluation of wheezing infants. Members of the committee conducted pragmatic evidence syntheses, which followed the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375528/anxiolytic-treatment-impairs-helping-behavior-in-rats
#20
Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, Haozhe Shan, Nora M R Molasky, Teresa M Murray, Jasper Z Williams, Jean Decety, Peggy Mason
Despite decades of research with humans, the biological mechanisms that motivate an individual to help others remain poorly understood. In order to investigate the roots of pro-sociality in mammals, we established the helping behavior test, a paradigm in which rats are faced with a conspecific trapped in a restrainer that can only be opened from the outside. Over the course of repeated test sessions, rats exposed to a trapped cagemate learn to open the door to the restrainer, thereby helping the trapped rat to escape (Ben-Ami Bartal et al...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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