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Gregory Reychler, Justine Fabre, Amandine Lux, Gilles Caty, Thierry Pieters, Giuseppe Liistro
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different kinds of music on submaximal performance and exercise tolerance in healthy children by means of the 6-minute walking test (6MWT) and to explore the influence of gender. DESIGN: Cross-over study. METHOD: Ninety-seven children performed 6MWT in four conditions (without music, with their preferred music, with slow and with fast music). Distance, cardio-respiratory parameters, perceived exertion rate, and amount of dyspnea were measured...
October 25, 2016: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Yasheng Chen, Rajat Dhar, Laura Heitsch, Andria Ford, Israel Fernandez-Cadenas, Caty Carrera, Joan Montaner, Weili Lin, Dinggang Shen, Hongyu An, Jin-Moo Lee
Although cerebral edema is a major cause of death and deterioration following hemispheric stroke, there remains no validated biomarker that captures the full spectrum of this critical complication. We recently demonstrated that reduction in intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume (∆ CSF) on serial computed tomography (CT) scans provides an accurate measure of cerebral edema severity, which may aid in early triaging of stroke patients for craniectomy. However, application of such a volumetric approach would be too cumbersome to perform manually on serial scans in a real-world setting...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
Agnieszka Antonowicz, Piotr Skrzypczyk, Beata Kępa, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
: Toxocariasis is a common zoonosis caused by infection with Toxocara canis or cati larvae. Ocular toxocariasis is one of the forms of infestation found in 1/1,000 - 1/10,000 children. Children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) are at high risk of infections, also parasitic infestations, which can, in turn, cause relapses of the disease. A CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 6-year-old boy with steroiddependent nephrotic syndrome. The disease started at age of 2, the boy had 9 relapses of INS, and was treated with oral prednisone, levamisole, and cyclophosphamide...
October 19, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Tomoyuki Nagata, Shinichiro Nakajima, Shunichiro Shinagawa, Eric Plitman, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Masaru Mimura, Kazuhiko Nakayama
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine psychosocial and clinico-demographic factors related to each symptomatic cluster (i.e., aggressiveness, psychosis, apathy/eating problems, and emotion/disinhibition) of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) needing interventional treatment against their agitation or psychotic symptoms. These clusters were classified from 12 Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) subscores in our previous study using the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness-Alzheimer's Disease (CATIE-AD) dataset...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Roberto W Dal Negro, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Paola Turco, Alessandro Zanasi
BACKGROUND: Cough is one of the most common discomforts affecting general population, which can disrupt subjects' quality of life due to its physical, social, and psychological effects. Aim of the study was to investigate the impact of cough and related beliefs of general population. METHODS: A cross-sectional telephone survey was carried out by means of a specific, validated questionnaire on a representative sample of Italian general population. All the interviews were carried out according to the Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methodology by expert, professional interviewers...
2016: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Jenna R McGugan, Gary D Byrd, Alexandre B Roland, Stephanie N Caty, Nisha Kabir, Elicio E Tapia, Sunia A Trauger, Luis A Coloma, Lauren A O'Connell
Our recent publication titled "Ant and Mite Diversity Drives Toxin Variation in the Little Devil Poison Frog" aimed to describe how variation in diet contributes to population differences in toxin profiles of poison frogs. Some poison frogs (Family Dendrobatidae) sequester alkaloid toxins from their arthropod diet, which is composed mainly of ants and mites. Our publication demonstrated that arthropods from the stomach contents of three different frog populations were diverse in both chemistry and species composition...
August 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Samantha E Scarneo, Hayley J Root, Jessica C Martinez, Craig Denegar, Douglas J Casa, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Catie L Dann, Giselle Aerni, Lindsay J DiStefano
CONTEXT: Neuromuscular training programs (NTPs) improve landing technique and decrease vertical ground reaction forces (VGRF) resulting in injury risk reduction. NTPs in an aquatic environment may elicit the same improvements as land-based programs with reduced joint stress. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of an aquatic NTP on landing technique, as measured by the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) and VGRF, immediately and 4-months following the intervention...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Karine Blouin, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Élise Roy, Caty Blanchette, Raymond Parent, Bouchra Serhir, Michel Alary
BACKGROUND: Recent analyses have shown an emerging positive association between sex work and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in the SurvUDI network. METHODS: Participants who had injected in the past 6 months were recruited across the Province of Quebec and in the city of Ottawa, mainly in harm reduction programs. They completed a questionnaire and provided gingival exudate for HIV antibody testing. The associations with HIV seroconversion were tested with a Cox proportional hazard model using time-dependent covariables including the main variable of interest, sexual activity (sex work; no sex work; sexually inactive)...
October 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
J Foley, L E K Serieys, N Stephenson, S Riley, C Foley, M Jennings, G Wengert, W Vickers, E Boydston, L Lyren, J Moriarty, D L Clifford
Notoedric mange, caused by obligately parasitic sarcoptiform Notoedres mites, is associated with potentially fatal dermatitis with secondary systemic disease in small mammals, felids and procyonids among others, as well as an occasional zoonosis. We describe clinical spectra in non-chiropteran hosts, review risk factors and summarize ecological and epidemiological studies. The genus is disproportionately represented on rodents. Disease in felids and procyonids ranges from very mild to death. Knowledge of the geographical distribution of the mites is highly inadequate, with focal hot spots known for Notoedres cati in domestic cats and bobcats...
September 9, 2016: Parasitology
P N Panigrahi, B N Mohanty, A R Gupta, R C Patra, S Dey
Acariotic mange in rabbits is one of the important constraints in rabbit husbandry. Sarcoptes scabies var. cuniculi and Psoroptes cuniculi are most common mites prevailed in rabbits, but Notoedres cati, is the rarest mite ever been reported in rabbit. Two New Zealand white rabbits were presented with clinical signs of pruritus, alopecia, scab and crust formation and lichenification on the upper lip, ear pinnae, eyelids, lower jaw and limbs. Deep skin scraping was taken separately from 4 to 5 different skin lesions from each rabbit, revealed mixed infestations of N...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Caty Carrera, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Sophia Derdak, Kelly Rabionet, Cristofol Vives-Bauzá, Carolina Soriano-Tárrega, Eva Giralt-Steinhauer, Marina Mola, Rosa M Diaz-Navarro, Silvia Tur, Elena Muiño, Cristina Gallego-Fabrega, Sergi Beltran, Jaume Roquer, Agustin Ruiz, Oscar Sotolongo-Grau, Jurek Krupinski, Jin-Moo Lee, Carlos Cruchaga, Pilar Delgado, Rainer Malik, Brad B Worrall, Sudha Seshadri, Joan Montaner, Israel Fernández-Cadenas
Genetic studies suggest that hundreds of genes associated with stroke remain unidentified. Exome sequencing proves useful for finding new genes associated with stroke. We aimed to find new genetic risk factors for cardioembolic stroke by analysing exome sequence data using new strategies. For discovery, we analysed 42 cardioembolic stroke cases and controls with extreme phenotypes (cohort 1), and for replication, 32 cardioembolic stroke cases and controls (cohort 2) using the SeqCapExome capture kit. We then analysed the replicated genes in two new cohorts that comprised 834 cardioembolic strokes and controls (cohort 3) and 64,373 cardioembolic strokes and controls (cohort 4)...
September 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ayako Yoshida, Taisei Kikuchi, Shiori Nakagaki, Haruhiko Maruyama
Ascarid nematodes, Ascaris suum, Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, are the most important causative species of larva migrans syndrome (LMS) in humans. Although the diagnosis of ascarid LMS is generally based on serological tests, specific serological tests for A. suum infection have not been fully developed. In the present study, the sensitivity and specificity of three A. suum antigen preparations, i.e., the somatic adult worm antigen (As-SWAP), larval excretory-secretory (ES) antigens derived from infective L3 (AsiL3-ES) and larval ES from tissue migratory L3 (AsmL3-ES), were evaluated for the serodiagnosis of A...
September 8, 2016: Parasitology Research
Jenna R McGugan, Gary D Byrd, Alexandre B Roland, Stephanie N Caty, Nisha Kabir, Elicio E Tapia, Sunia A Trauger, Luis A Coloma, Lauren A O'Connell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Catie Christensen, David Wessells, Michelle Byars, James Marrie, Shaun Coffman, Erin Gates, Mitch Selhorst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physical therapists (PTs) display positive attitudes toward evidence-based practice (EBP), and implementing it can improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. However, barriers can lead to inconsistent use of EBP. The objectives of this manuscript are to (i) describe the initiation and revisions to a knowledge translation (KT) programme, (ii) assess staff participation in KT, and (iii) evaluate availability, internal use and external dissemination of evidence-based recommendations and research...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Alparslan Merdin, Emine Ogur, Çiğdem Çiçek Kolak, Fatma Avcı Merdin
Toxocariasis is a parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of Toxocara cati and T. canis, which live in the intestinal system of cats (T. cati) and dogs (T. canis). Infective eggs can enter the gastrointestinal system by the oral route via foods contaminated with feces of dogs or cats or via dirty contaminated hands. The larvae penetrate the small intestine and migrate to visceral organs by systemic circulation. Hypereosinophilia is a common finding in the tissue invasion of parasites. Serological methods are the principle diagnostic methods for toxocariasis...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Chong Liu, Chenjie Zeng, Tian-Yi Luo, Andrea D Merg, Rongchao Jin, Nathaniel L Rosi
Crystalline 3-D materials bearing interlinked domains of differential porosity and functionality offer the potential for organizing and shuttling molecular and nanoscale matter to specific locations within 3-D space. Here, we present methods for creating prototype MOF materials that have such structural features. Specifically, the process of pore expansion via ligand exchange was studied for an isoreticular series of mesoporous MOFs based on bMOF-100. It was found that pore expansion occurs incrementally in small steps and that it proceeds gradually in an "outside→in" fashion within individual crystals...
September 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Benjamin R Wilson, Chelsea Beegan, Josh Bell, Catie Garcia, Christopher Hayes, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Brian Noehren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Cati G Brown-Johnson, Andrea Burbank, Eric J Daza, Arianna Wassmann, Amy Chieng, Geoffrey W Rutledge, Judith J Prochaska
INTRODUCTION: E-cigarettes are popular and unregulated. Patient-provider communications concerning e-cigarettes were characterized to identify patient concerns, provider advice and attitudes, and research needs. METHODS: An observational study of online patient-provider communications was conducted January 2011-June 2015 from a network providing free medical advice, and analyzed July 2014-May 2016. Patient and provider themes, and provider attitudes toward e-cigarettes (positive, negative, or neutral) were coded qualitatively...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
M Zibaei, S M Sadjjadi, S Maraghi
Consuming raw and undercooked meat is known to enhance the risk of human toxocariasis because Toxocara species have a wide range of paratenic hosts, including chickens. The aim of this study was to identify species of Toxocara in naturally infected broiler chickens using molecular approaches. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method was used for the differentiation of Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati larvae recovered from tissues and organs, and identified by microscopic observations. Thirty-three 35- to 47-day-old broiler chickens were used for examination of Toxocara larvae...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Helminthology
Natalia Cardillo, Cintia Gonzalez Prous, Silvio Krivokapich, Mariana Pittaro, Mariano Ercole, Matías Perez, Mariana Pasqualetti, Fernando Fariña, Adriana Rosa, Graciana Gatti, Mabel Ribicich
The prospective role of the land snail Rumina decollata as a potential paratenic host of Toxocara cati for domestic cats was studied. R. decollata specimens and cats' feces were collected from the open spaces of a Buenos Aires city hospital. Cats' feces were analyzed and snails were digested to identify T. cati stages, by morphological and molecular analyses. T. cati larval eggs were recovered from 23.5% (4/17) of the sampled feces. Twenty percent of snail pools (5/25) were confirmed to be positive for Toxocara spp...
July 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
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