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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895146/differential-diagnosis-and-comorbidity-of-adhd-and-anxiety-in-adults
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Katie Grogan, Claire I Gormley, Brendan Rooney, Robert Whelan, Hanni Kiiski, Marie Naughton, Jessica Bramham
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine symptom profiles of people diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or anxiety (ANX) in order to determine the validity of widely used ADHD and ANX rating scales for differential diagnostic use and to develop modified measures that take symptom overlap into account. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used to assess differences in rating scale scores between clinical (n = 52) and control (n = 74) samples as well as differences among subgroups of the clinical sample (22 ADHD; 16 ADHD + ANX; 14 ANX)...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798907/building-sustainable-partnerships-to-strengthen-pediatric-capacity-at-a-government-hospital-in-malawi
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Michelle Eckerle, Heather L Crouse, Msandeni Chiume, Ajib Phiri, Peter N Kazembe, Hanny Friesen, Tisungane Mvalo, Marideth C Rus, Elizabeth F Fitzgerald, Allyson McKenney, Irving F Hoffman, Megan Coe, Beatrice M Mkandawire, Charles Schubert
INTRODUCTION: To achieve sustained reductions in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries, increased local capacity is necessary. One approach to capacity building is support offered via partnerships with institutions in high-income countries. However, lack of cooperation between institutions can create barriers to successful implementation of programs and may inadvertently weaken the health system they are striving to improve. A coordinated approach is necessary. BACKGROUND: Three U...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764679/economic-evaluation-of-stepped-care-versus-usual-care-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-older-adults-with-vision-impairment-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hilde P A van der Aa, Ger H M B van Rens, Judith E Bosmans, Hannie C Comijs, Ruth M A van Nispen
BACKGROUND: A stepped-care program was found effective in preventing depressive and anxiety disorders in older adults with vision impairment. However, before a decision can be made about implementation, the cost-effectiveness of this program should be investigated. Therefore, we aimed to compare the cost-effectiveness of stepped-care versus usual care within low vision rehabilitation. METHODS: An economic evaluation from a societal perspective was performed alongside a multicenter randomized controlled trial...
August 1, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756606/a-novel-imaging-technique-for-better-detecting-new-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Paul Eichinger, Hanni Wiestler, Haike Zhang, Viola Biberacher, Jan S Kirschke, Claus Zimmer, Mark Mühlau, Benedikt Wiestler
We developed a tool that performs longitudinal subtraction of 3D double inversion recovery (DIR) images in follow-up magnetic resonance (MR) examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis. As DIR sequences show a high lesion-to-parenchyma contrast, we hypothesized that such a tool might lead to increased sensitivity for new lesions as well as to speeding up the routine clinical work-up of follow-up MR imaging in multiple sclerosis by directly visualizing new lesions. DIR subtraction images of serial MR examinations were calculated in 106 patients with multiple sclerosis...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749089/cognitive-deficits-in-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-a-comparative-study-between-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-primary-psychiatric-disorders
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Everard G B Vijverberg, Sigfried Schouws, Paul David Meesters, Esmée Verwijk, Hannie Comijs, Ted Koene, Charlotte Schreuder, Aartjan Beekman, Philip Scheltens, Max Stek, Yolande Pijnenburg, Annemieke Dols
OBJECTIVE: To compare neuropsychological profiles in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) with its most common primary psychiatric differential diagnoses, major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD), and schizophrenia, in older patients with active symptoms. METHODS: We included patients from different cohorts with MDD (DSM-IV-TR: 296.20-296.23, 296.30-296.33; n = 42; mean ± SD age, 72.0 ± 8.0 years; female = 57.1%) included from 2002 to 2007, noneuthymic BD (DSM-IV-TR: 296...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745229/delivering-resveratrol-on-the-buccal-mucosa-using-mucoadhesive-tablets-a-potential-treatment-strategy-for-inflammatory-oral-lesions
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Isadora Conde Ferreira Martins, Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo, Hanny Reis Mockdeci, Hudson Caetano Polonini, Anderson de Oliveira Ferreira, Gisele Maria Campos Fabri, Maria das Graças Afonso Miranda Chaves
Resveratrol is a polyphenol which has been gaining momentum in therapeutics in the last years. In this work, we hypothesized that it could act in the prophylaxis and/or treatment of inflammatory lesions of the oral cavity through its delivery from two different formulations of buccal mucoadhesive tablets. This was assessed through permeation studies, in order to verify the drug diffusivity through the buccal mucosa, using a porcine model to predict the human in vivo behavior. We observed that the tablet with a lower percentage of viscosity agents delivered more resveratrol, although a large amount of the drug was found retained within the stratum corneum...
July 26, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734148/apathy-in-early-and-late-life-depression
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Isis Groeneweg-Koolhoven, Merel Ploeg, Hannie C Comijs, Brenda Wjh Penninx, Roos C van der Mast, Robert A Schoevers, Didi Rhebergen, Eric van Exel
BACKGROUND: Late-life depression is thought to differ in clinical presentation from early-life depression. Particularly, late-life depression is considered to be more characterized by apathy than is early-life depression. Lacking convincing evidence, this study examines the presence and associated socio-demographic/clinical characteristics of apathy in older compared to younger depressed persons. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used data from two naturalistic cohort studies, i...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705099/heat-induced-brca2-degradation-in-human-tumors-provides-rationale-for-hyperthermia-parp-inhibitor-combination-therapies
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Nathalie van den Tempel, Hanny Odijk, Netteke van Holthe, Kishan Naipal, Anja Raams, Berina Eppink, Dik van Gent, Jose Hardillo, Gerda Verduijn, Jan Drooger, Gerard van Rhoon, Dineke Smedts, Helena van Doorn, Joost Boormans, Agnes Jager, Martine Franckena, Roland Kanaar
PURPOSE: Hyperthermia (40-44°C) effectively sensitizes tumors to radiotherapy by locally altering tumor biology. One of the effects of heat at the cellular level is inhibition of DNA repair by homologous recombination via degradation of the BRCA2-protein. This suggests that hyperthermia can expand the group of patients that benefit from PARP-inhibitors, a drug exploiting homologous recombination deficiency. Here, we explore whether the molecular mechanisms that cause heat-mediated degradation of BRCA2 are conserved in cell lines from various origins and, most importantly, whether, BRCA2 protein levels can be attenuated by heat in freshly biopted human tumors...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662435/comparison-of-internet-and-mailing-methods-to-recruit-couples-into-research-on-unaided-smoking-cessation
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Jaye L Derrick, Rebecca K Eliseo-Arras, Courtney Hanny, Maggie Britton, Sana Haddad
In smoking cessation studies with restrictive criteria (e.g., single-smoker couples), thousands of potential participants might need to be screened to obtain a reasonable sample size. Consideration of recruitment methodology is critical because recruitment methods influence both the success and cost effectiveness of recruitment. Although traditional recruitment methods are often used to recruit participants into smoking cessation research, newer technologies, such as paid Facebook advertising, might offer more cost-effective alternatives for recruitment...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652559/expression-of-thyroid-hormone-regulator-genes-in-the-yolk-sac-membrane-of-the-developing-chicken-embryo
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Hanny Cho Too, Mitsuhiro Shibata, Masato Yayota, Veerle M Darras, Atsushi Iwasawa
Thyroid hormones (THs) are essential for the correct development of nearly every structure in the body from the very early stages of development, yet the embryonic thyroid gland is not functional at these stages. To clarify the roles of the egg yolk as a source of THs, the TH content in the yolk and the expression of TH regulator genes in the yolk sac membrane were evaluated throughout the 21-day incubation period of chicken embryos. The yolk TH content (22.3 ng triiodothyronine and 654.7 ng thyroxine per total yolk on day 4 of incubation) decreased almost linearly along with development...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618114/subjective-insomnia-symptoms-and-sleep-duration-are-not-related-to-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-activity-in-older-adults
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Rian J G Peters van Neijenhof, Erik van Duijn, Julia F Van Den Berg, Margot W M de Waal, Roos C van der Mast, Hannie C Comijs
Insomnia symptoms are highly prevalent in depressed older adults. This study investigates the association between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity and symptoms of insomnia, respectively, sleep duration among 294 depressed and 123 non-depressed older adults of the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older people (NESDO) study. Insomnia symptoms were defined as clinically relevant when having a score ≥ 10 points on the Women's Health Initiative Insomnia Rating Scale (WHIIRS). Sleep duration was categorized in short (≤ 6 h per night), normal (7-8 h per night) and long (≥ 9 h per night) duration...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609340/effect-of-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-on-the-pulmonary-function-of-obese-patients-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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M Stephen Melton, Hanni E Monroe, Wenjing Qi, Stephanie L Lewis, Karen C Nielsen, Stephen M Klein
BACKGROUND: The effect of interscalene block (ISB) on pulmonary function of obese participants has not been investigated. The goal of this study is to assess the association of obesity (body mass index [BMI] >29 kg/m vs BMI <25 kg/m) and change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) after ISB in participants undergoing outpatient shoulder surgery. METHODS: This prospective, observational cohort study compared obese (BMI >29 kg/m) and normal-weight (BMI <25 kg/m) groups undergoing ISB for ambulatory shoulder surgery, on preblock and postblock FVC and FEV1, at 30 minutes postblock and in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU)...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606505/the-relationship-between-serum-25-oh-d-levels-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-older-persons-results-from-the-longitudinal-aging-study-amsterdam
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Elisa J de Koning, Lotte Verweij, Paul Lips, Aartjan T F Beekman, Hannie C Comijs, Natasja M van Schoor
OBJECTIVE: Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (25(OH)D<50nmol/L) are common in older persons and associated with depressive symptoms. Depression and anxiety are highly interrelated, but only very few studies examined the association between 25(OH)D and anxiety. This study investigated whether 25(OH)D levels are related to anxiety symptoms in older persons, both cross-sectionally and over time. METHODS: Data from two samples of a large population-based cohort study were used (sample 1: N=1259, 64-88years; sample 2: N=892, 60-98years)...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590857/public-health-research-priorities-to-address-us-human-trafficking
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Emily F Rothman, Hanni Stoklosa, Susie B Baldwin, Makini Chisolm-Straker, Rumi Kato Price, Holly G Atkinson
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July 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579933/changes-in-admission-to-long-term-care-institutions-in-the-netherlands-comparing-two-cohorts-over-the-period-1996-1999-and-2006-2009
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Peter Alders, Hannie C Comijs, Dorly J H Deeg
Using data from two cohorts, we examine to what extent a decline in institutional care in the Netherlands is associated with changes in the need for care and/or societal factors. We compared older adults, aged 65-89, who were admitted to a long-term care (LTC) institution in the period 1996-1999 and 2006-2009. Using the Andersen model, we tested per block of predisposing, enabling and need factors, which factors were significant predictors of admission to institutional care. With a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition regression, we decomposed the difference in admission to an LTC institution between the period 1996-1999 and 2006-2009 into a part that is due to differences in health needs and other factors such as effect of policy, social values, and technology...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575323/darunavir-concentrations-in-csf-of-hiv-infected-individuals-when-boosted-with-cobicistat-versus-ritonavir
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Hanni Bartels, Laurent Decosterd, Manuel Battegay, Catia Marzolini
Objectives: Cobicistat and ritonavir have different inhibitory profiles for drug transporters that could impact the distribution of co-administered drugs. We compared darunavir concentrations in CSF when boosted by cobicistat versus ritonavir relative to plasma concentrations and with WT HIV-1 IC50 and IC90. Methods: An open, single-arm, sequential clinical trial (NCT02503462) where paired CSF and blood samples were taken from seven HIV-infected patients presenting with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and treated with a darunavir/ritonavir (800/100 mg) once-daily regimen...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574821/the-effect-of-thermal-dose-on-hyperthermia-mediated-inhibition-of-dna-repair-through-homologous-recombination
#17
Nathalie van den Tempel, Charlie Laffeber, Hanny Odijk, Wiggert A van Cappellen, Gerard C van Rhoon, Martine Franckena, Roland Kanaar
Hyperthermia has a number of biological effects that sensitize tumors to radiotherapy in the range between 40-44 °C. One of these effects is heat-induced degradation of BRCA2 that in turn causes reduced RAD51 focus formation, which results in an attenuation of DNA repair through homologous recombination. Prompted by this molecular insight into how hyperthermia attenuates homologous recombination, we now quantitatively explore time and temperature dynamics of hyperthermia on BRCA2 levels and RAD51 focus formation in cell culture models, and link this to their clonogenic survival capacity after irradiation (0-6 Gy)...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554154/admixture-analysis-of-age-of-onset-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Didi Rhebergen, Idan M Aderka, Ira M van der Steenstraten, Anton J L M van Balkom, Patricia van Oppen, Max L Stek, Hannie C Comijs, Neeltje M Batelaan
Age of onset is a marker of clinically relevant subtypes in various medical and psychiatric disorders. Past research has also reported that age of onset in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is clinically significant; but, in research to date, arbitrary cut-off ages have been used. In the present study, admixture analysis was used to determine the best fitting model for age of onset distribution in GAD. Data were derived from 459 adults with a diagnosis of GAD who took part in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546720/dermatofibrosarcoma-protruberans-of-the-breast-skin-simulating-mammary-carcinoma
#19
Prakriti Shukla, Hanni Vasudev Gulwani
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that arises from the dermis and invades deeper tissues. Usually, it behaves as an intermediate grade malignancy but in rare instances, it can metastasize. Frequent occurrences have been observed in trunk and extremities but involvement of the breast has rarely been reported. Therefore, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) breast often masquerades primary breast malignancy on clinical and radiological grounds. Histomorphology and immunohistochemistry are helpful in making a definitive diagnosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542229/thermodynamic-framework-to-assess-low-abundance-dna-mutation-detection-by-hybridization
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Hanny Willems, An Jacobs, Wahyu Wijaya Hadiwikarta, Tom Venken, Dirk Valkenborg, Nadine Van Roy, Jo Vandesompele, Jef Hooyberghs
The knowledge of genomic DNA variations in patient samples has a high and increasing value for human diagnostics in its broadest sense. Although many methods and sensors to detect or quantify these variations are available or under development, the number of underlying physico-chemical detection principles is limited. One of these principles is the hybridization of sample target DNA versus nucleic acid probes. We introduce a novel thermodynamics approach and develop a framework to exploit the specific detection capabilities of nucleic acid hybridization, using generic principles applicable to any platform...
2017: PloS One
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