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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529667/motor-problems-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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André B Rietman, Rianne Oostenbrink, Sanne Bongers, Eddy Gaukema, Sandra van Abeelen, Jos G Hendriksen, Caspar W N Looman, Pieter F A de Nijs, Marie-Claire de Wit
BACKGROUND: Children with the neurogenetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) often have problems with learning and behaviour. In both parent reports and neuropsychological assessment, motor problems are reported in approximately one third to one half of the children with NF1. Studies using broad motor performance test batteries with relatively large groups of children with NF1 are limited. The aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to describe the severity of motor problems in children with NF1 and to explore the predictive value of demographics, intelligence, and behavioural problems...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498937/the-prevalence-of-anosmia-and-associated-factors-among-u-s-black-and-white-older-adults
#2
Jing Dong, Jayant M Pinto, Xuguang Guo, Alvaro Alonso, Gregory Tranah, Jane A Cauley, Melissa Garcia, Suzanne Satterfield, Xuemei Huang, Tamara Harris, Thomas H Mosley, Honglei Chen
Background: Olfactory impairment is common among older adults; however, data are largely limited to whites. Methods: We conducted pooled analyses of two community-based studies: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study (ARIC, 1,398 blacks and 4,665 whites), and the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study (Health ABC, 958 blacks and 1,536 whites) to determine the prevalence of anosmia and associated factors for black and white older adults in the United States...
May 11, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484366/serum-oxytocin-levels-and-an-oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphism-rs2254298-indicate-social-deficits-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Shuhan Yang, Xiaopeng Dong, Xuan Guo, Yu Han, Hanbing Song, Lei Gao, Wei Dai, Yuanyuan Su, Xin Zhang
The neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) and its receptor (OXTR) have been predicted to be involved in the regulation of social functioning in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Objective of the study was to investigate serum OT levels and the OXTR rs2254298 polymorphism in Chinese Han children and adolescents with ASD as well as to identify their social deficits relevant to the oxytocinergic system. We tested serum OT levels using ELISA in 55 ASD subjects and 110 typically developing (TD) controls as well as genotyped the OXTR rs2254298 polymorphism using PCR-RFLP in 100 ASD subjects and 232 TD controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463979/gastric-mucosal-status-in-populations-with-a-low-prevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-indonesia
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Muhammad Miftahussurur, Iswan Abbas Nusi, Fardah Akil, Ari Fahrial Syam, I Dewa Nyoman Wibawa, Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkitha, Ummi Maimunah, Phawinee Subsomwong, Muhammad Luthfi Parewangi, I Ketut Mariadi, Pangestu Adi, Tomohisa Uchida, Herry Purbayu, Titong Sugihartono, Langgeng Agung Waskito, Hanik Badriyah Hidayati, Maria Inge Lusida, Yoshio Yamaoka
In Indonesia, endoscopy services are limited and studies about gastric mucosal status by using pepsinogens (PGs) are rare. We measured PG levels, and calculated the best cutoff and predictive values for discriminating gastric mucosal status among ethnic groups in Indonesia. We collected gastric biopsy specimens and sera from 233 patients with dyspepsia living in three Indonesian islands. When ≥5.5 U/mL was used as the best cutoff value of Helicobacter pylori antibody titer, 8.6% (20 of 233) were positive for H...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452904/a-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial-of-gastrin-releasing-peptide-in-childhood-autism
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Josemar Marchezan, Michele Becker, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Lygia Ohlweiler, Rafael Roesler, Luiza Brusius Renck, Marcela Matos Monteiro Gonçalves, Josiane Ranzan, Rudimar Dos Santos Riesgo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) compared with placebo in autism spectrum disorder symptoms. METHODOLOGY: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial using GRP 160 pmol/kg for 4 consecutive days in 10 children with autism. Outcomes were measured by the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) scale. RESULTS: All participants were boys, aged between 4 and 9 years...
May 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452870/every-minute-counts-time-to-delivery-of-initial-massive-transfusion-cooler-and-its-impact-on-mortality
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David E Meyer, Laura A Vincent, Erin E Fox, Terence O'Keeffe, Kenji Inaba, Eileen Bulger, John B Holcomb, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: ACS-TQIP Best Practices recommends initial massive transfusion (MT) cooler delivery within 15 minutes of protocol activation, with a goal of 10 minutes. The current study sought to examine the impact of timing of first cooler delivery on patient outcomes. METHODS: Patients predicted to receive MT at 12 level-1 trauma centers were randomized to two separate transfusion ratios as described in the PROPPR trial. ABC score or clinician gestalt prediction of MT was used to randomize patients and call for initial study cooler...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449004/minimal-detectable-change-for-balance-measurements-in-patients-with-copd
#7
Wajdi Mkacher, Zouhair Tabka, Yassine Trabelsi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and minimal detectable change (MDC) of various outcome measures that are potentially suitable for evaluating postural control in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This was a test-retest reliability study. Participants with COPD were asked to complete 5 balance assessments, separated by 1 week. The assessments included Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, Unipodal Stance Test (UST), Tinetti Test, Berg Balance Scale (BBS), and the Activities Balance Confidence (ABC) scale...
May 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435236/activities-specific-balance-confidence-scale-for-predicting-future-falls-in-indian-older-adults
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Jamal Ali Moiz, Vishal Bansal, Majumi M Noohu, Shailendra Nath Gaur, Mohammad Ejaz Hussain, Shahnawaz Anwer, Ahmad Alghadir
BACKGROUND: Activities-specific balance confidence (ABC) scale is a subjective measure of confidence in performing various ambulatory activities without falling or experiencing a sense of unsteadiness. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the ability of the Hindi version of the ABC scale (ABC-H scale) to discriminate between fallers and non-fallers and to examine its predictive validity for prospective falls. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401876/dolutegravir-abacavir-lamivudine-versus-current-art-in-virally-suppressed-patients-striiving-a-48-week-randomized-non-inferiority-open-label-phase-iiib-study
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Benoît Trottier, Jordan E Lake, Ken Logue, Cynthia Brinson, Lizette Santiago, Clare Brennan, Justin A Koteff, Brian Wynne, Judy Hopking, Catherine Granier, Michael Aboud
BACKGROUND: Simplified dosing regimens are important for patients who face challenges in adhering to HIV-1 therapy. We investigated the safety and virologic efficacy of switching to once-daily abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine (ABC/DTG/3TC). METHODS: The STRIIVING study was a randomized, open-label, phase IIIb study in adults with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL on antiretroviral therapy (ART) at enrolment (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT02105987). Subjects were randomly assigned to switch to ABC/DTG/3TC once daily for 48 weeks (early-switch group) or continue current ART for 24 weeks and then switch to ABC/DTG/3TC (late-switch group)...
April 12, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396041/association-of-holter-derived-heart-rate-variability-parameters-with-the-development-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-the-cardiovascular-health-study
#10
Vaiibhav N Patel, Brian R Pierce, Rohan K Bodapati, David L Brown, Diane G Ives, Phyllis K Stein
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether Holter-based parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) are independently associated with incident heart failure among older adults in the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) as evidenced by an improvement in the predictive power of the Health Aging and Body Composition Heart Failure (Health ABC) score. BACKGROUND: Abnormal HRV, a marker of autonomic dysfunction, has been associated with multiple adverse cardiovascular outcomes but not the development of congestive heart failure (CHF)...
March 30, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392324/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-timed-up-and-go-motor-test-for-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Peggy P K Chan, Joyce I F Si Tou, Mimi M Y Tse, Shamay S M Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the timed up and go (motor) test (TUGmotor) in terms of the number of steps taken and completion time with a chronic stroke population; (2) the relationship between stroke-specific impairments and the number of steps taken in the test and the completion time; (3) the minimal detectable change in TUGmotor times; and (4) the cut-off time which best discriminates the performance of people with stroke from that of healthy older adults...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381513/outcome-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-associated-with-different-oral-anticoagulants
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Duncan Wilson, David J Seiffge, Christopher Traenka, Ghazala Basir, Jan C Purrucker, Timolaos Rizos, Oluwaseun A Sobowale, Hanne Sallinen, Shin-Joe Yeh, Teddy Y Wu, Marc Ferrigno, Rik Houben, Floris H B M Schreuder, Luke A Perry, Jun Tanaka, Marion Boulanger, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Hans R Jäger, Gareth Ambler, Clare Shakeshaft, Yusuke Yakushiji, Philip M C Choi, Julie Staals, Charlotte Cordonnier, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Roland Veltkamp, Dar Dowlatshahi, Stefan T Engelter, Adrian R Parry-Jones, Atte Meretoja, David J Werring
OBJECTIVE: In an international collaborative multicenter pooled analysis, we compared mortality, functional outcome, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) volume, and hematoma expansion (HE) between non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation-related ICH (NOAC-ICH) and vitamin K antagonist-associated ICH (VKA-ICH). METHODS: We compared all-cause mortality within 90 days for NOAC-ICH and VKA-ICH using a Cox proportional hazards model adjusted for age; sex; baseline Glasgow Coma Scale score, ICH location, and log volume; intraventricular hemorrhage volume; and intracranial surgery...
May 2, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380163/aging-as-a-predictor-of-nursing-workload-in-intensive-care-unit-results-from-a-brazilian-sample
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Renata Eloah de Lucena Ferretti-Rebustini, Lilia de Souza Nogueira, Rita de Cassia Gengo E Silva, Vanessa de Brito Poveda, Selma Pinheiro Machado, Elaine Machado de Oliveira, Rafaela Andolhe, Katia Grillo Padilha
OBJECTIVE: Verify if aging is an independent predictor of NW in ICU, according to age groups, and its predictive value as a determinant of NW in ICU. METHODS: Study was conducted from 2012 to 2016. A convenience sample composed by patients (age ≥ 18) admitted to nine ICU belonging to a Brazilian hospital, was analyzed. Age was assumed as an independent variable and NW (measured by the Nursing Activities Score - NAS) as dependent. Linear regression model and ROC curve were used for the analysis...
April 3, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374334/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-admitted-to-a-general-intensive-care-unit
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Alex Warren, Charlotte R Soulsby, Alex Puxty, Joseph Campbell, Martin Shaw, Tara Quasim, John Kinsella, Joanne McPeake
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of liver cirrhosis is increasing, and many patients have acute conditions requiring consideration of intensive care. This study aims to: (a) report the outcome at 12 months of patients with cirrhosis admitted to ICU, (b) identify factors predictive of long-term mortality and (c) evaluate the ability of scoring systems to predict long-term outcome. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: General adult critical care unit in a UK teaching hospital...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336309/usefulness-of-the-ellipro-epitope-predictor-program-in-defining-the-repertoire-of-hla-abc-eplets
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Rene J Duquesnoy, Marilyn Marrari
HLA matching at the epitope level offers new opportunities to identify suitable donors for transplant patients. The International HLA Epitope Registry (www.Epregistry.com.br) describes for the various HLA loci, repertoires of eplets including those that correspond to epitopes experimentally verified with specific antibodies. There are also many eplets which have remained as theoretical entities because no informative antibodies have been found. Which of them have immunogenic potential or conversely, might be considered as non-epitopes that cannot elicit specific antibody responses? This question is important for the application of epitope-based HLA matching in clinical transplantation...
March 21, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334053/new-insights-of-altered-lipid-profile-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Artuela Çaku, Nabil G Seidah, Audrey Lortie, Nancy Gagné, Patrice Perron, Jean Dubé, Francois Corbin
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the main genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency resulting the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Clinical picture is characterized by cognitive impairment associated with a broad spectrum of psychiatric comorbidities including autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some of these disorders have been associated with lipid abnormalities and lower cholesterol levels. Since lipids are important for neuronal development, we aim to investigate the lipid profile of French Canadian-FXS individuals and to identify the altered components of cholesterol metabolism as well as their association with clinical profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317138/impact-of-providing-psychiatry-specialty-pharmacist-intervention-on-reducing-drug-related-problems-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-related-to-disruptive-behavioural-symptoms-a-prospective-randomized-open-label-study
#17
R Wongpakaran, T Suansanae, T Tan-Khum, C Kraivichian, R Ongarjsakulman, C Suthisisang
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Psychopharmacologic therapy has so far focused on ameliorating disruptive behaviours to improve patient's function and quality of life. Due to the complicated neurobiological aetiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a traditional pharmacist intervention may be insufficient to initiate the optimal care for this vulnerable population. We evaluate the impact of providing specialty psychiatry (PS) pharmacist intervention in identifying and resolving drug-related problems (DRPs) among children with ASD associated with disruptive behaviours...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268190/the-short-version-of-the-activities-specific-balance-confidence-scale-for-older-adults-with-diabetes-convergent-discriminant-and-concurrent-validity-a-pilot-study
#18
Patricia Hewston, Nandini Deshpande
OBJECTIVES: The short version of the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC-6) is advantageous in busy clinical or research settings because it can be administered in less time than the original 16-item Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC-16). This pilot study examined the convergent, discriminant and concurrent validity of the ABC-6 in older adults with diabetes mellitus with and without diagnosed diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Thirty older adults (aged ≥65) were age- and sex-matched in 3 groups: 10 with diabetes (DM group), 10 with diagnosed DPN (DPN group) and 10 without diabetes (no-DM group)...
March 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248435/trpm4-expression-is-associated-with-activated-b-cell-subtype-and-poor-survival-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Suet K Loo, Ewe S Ch'ng, Md Salzihan Md Salleh, Alison H Banham, Lars M Pedersen, Michael B Møller, Tina M Green, Kah K Wong
AIMS: Transient receptor potential channel melastatin 4 (TRPM4) is an ion channel that regulates influx of calcium cations (Ca(2+) ). Recent studies suggest that TRPM4 is an oncoprotein, and its up-regulated transcript level has been reported in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We aimed to investigate TRPM4 protein expression pattern in non-malignant tissues and DLBCL cases, and its association with clinico-demographic parameters and survival in DLBCL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis of publicly available DLBCL microarray data sets showed that TRPM4 transcripts were up-regulated in DLBCL compared to normal germinal centre B (GCB) cells, were expressed more highly in the activated B cell-like DLBCL (ABC-DLBCL) subtype and higher TRPM4 transcripts conferred worse overall survival (OS) in R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone)-treated DLBCL cases (P < 0...
March 1, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198046/muscle-fatigability-and-depressive-symptoms-in-later-life
#20
Patrick J Brown, Dala Badreddine, Steven P Roose, Bret Rutherford, Hilsa N Ayonayon, Kristine Yaffe, Eleanor M Simonsick, Bret Goodpaster
OBJECTIVE: Fatigability is the degree to which performance decreases during a specific activity of a given intensity and duration. Depression is known to heighten subjective fatigue, but whether its association with physical fatigability is unknown. Further, whether fatigability is a precursor or risk factor for the development of subsequent depressive symptoms is also unclear. METHODS: Data are from the Health Aging and Body Composition Study with fatigability assessed using isokinetic dynamometry of the knee extensors at year 3, and depressive symptoms ascertained longitudinally using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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