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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329815/recent-improvements-in-cognitive-functioning-among-older-u-s-adults-how-much-does-increasing-educational-attainment-explain
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Amanda Leggett, Philippa Clarke, Kara Zivin, Ryan J McCammon, Michael R Elliott, Kenneth M Langa
Objectives: Recent interest has been generated about reports of declining incidence in cognitive impairment among more recently born cohorts. At the same time, attained education, which is related to cognition, has increased in recent cohorts of older adults. We examined cohort differences in cognitive function in a nationally representative sample of Americans aged 25 and older followed for 25 years (1986-2011) and considered the extent to which cohort differences in education account for differences...
January 28, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329672/vitamin-d-and-skin-aging
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Merel A Hamer, Raymond Noordam, Luba M Pardo, Diana Van Heemst, David A Gunn, Tamar Nijsten
BackgroundThe relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and different phenotypes of skin aging (e.g., wrinkles, pigmented spots, telangiectasia, perceived age) is unclear. We investigated the association between vitamin D levels and skin aging phenotypes in middle-aged participants from the Rotterdam Study (RS) and Leiden Longevity Study (LLS).MethodsStandardized facial photographs were taken of North-European participants from the RS (N=3,831; 58.2% female, median age 66.5) and the LLS (N=661; 50.5% female, median age 63...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329224/a-clinically-relevant-frailty-index-for-aging-rats
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Marshall G Miller, Nopporn Thangthaeng, Barbara Shukitt-Hale
Frailty is a clinical syndrome that is increasingly prevalent during aging. Frailty involves the confluence of reduced strength, speed, physical activity, and endurance and is associated with adverse health outcomes. The present study adapts existing clinical and preclinical indices of frailty to the Fischer (F344) rat. Male F344 rats (n = 133; 17 mo) completed a battery of behavioral tasks, including forelimb wire suspension (strength), rotarod (speed), open field (physical activity), and inclined screen (endurance)...
January 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328716/vertical-jump-and-leg-power-normative-data-for-colombian-schoolchildren-aged-9-17-9-years-the-fuprecol-study
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge E Correa-Bautista, Felipe Lobelo, Eduardo L Cadore, Alicia M Alonso-Martinez, Mikel Izquierdo
Ramírez-Vélez, R, Correa-Bautista, JE, Lobelo, F, Cadore, EL, Alonso-Martinez, AM, and Izquierdo, M. Vertical jump and leg power normative data for Colombian schoolchildren aged 9-17.9 years: the FUPRECOL study. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 990-998, 2017-The aims of the present study were to generate normative vertical jump height and predicted peak power (Ppeak) data for 9- to 17.9-year-olds and to investigate between-sex and age group differences in these measures. This was a cross-sectional study of 7,614 healthy schoolchildren (boys n = 3,258 and girls n = 4,356, mean [SD] age 12...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328562/treatment-of-unstable-versus-stable-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-using-the-modified-dunn-procedure
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Richard L Davis, Walter P Samora, Freddie Persinger, Kevin E Klingele
BACKGROUND: The modified Dunn procedure (open subcapital realignment via a surgical dislocation approach) has been shown to be a safe and effective way of treating acute, unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). There is a paucity of literature comparing the modified Dunn procedure in stable SCFE. The purpose of this study was to compare acute, unstable versus chronic, stable SCFE managed with the modified Dunn procedure. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 44 skeletally immature patients who underwent the modified Dunn procedure for SCFE...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328311/effect-of-active-lessons-on-physical-activity-academic-and-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Rosemarie Martin, Elaine M Murtagh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of classroom-based physical activity interventions that integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on physical activity, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes. METHOD: Six electronic databases (ERIC, PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE) and reference lists were searched for English-language articles, published January 1990 through March 2015, reporting classroom-based interventions that deliberately taught academic content using physically active teaching methods for at least 1 week duration, with physical activity, health, learning, or facilitators-of-learning outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328130/targeted-molecular-investigation-in-patients-within-the-clinical-spectrum-of-auriculocondylar-syndrome
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Vanessa L Romanelli Tavares, Roseli M Zechi-Ceide, Debora R Bertola, Christopher T Gordon, Simone G Ferreira, Gabriella S P Hsia, Guilherme L Yamamoto, Suzana A M Ezquina, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Renato S Freitas, Josiane Souza, Cesar A Raposo-Amaral, Mayana Zatz, Jeanne Amiel, Maria L Guion-Almeida, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno
Auriculocondylar syndrome, mainly characterized by micrognathia, small mandibular condyle, and question mark ears, is a rare disease segregating in an autosomal dominant pattern in the majority of the families reported in the literature. So far, pathogenic variants in PLCB4, GNAI3, and EDN1 have been associated with this syndrome. It is caused by a developmental abnormality of the first and second pharyngeal arches and it is associated with great inter- and intra-familial clinical variability, with some patients not presenting the typical phenotype of the syndrome...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327727/isolable-zirconium-hydride-species-in-the-reaction-of-amido-complexes-with-amine-boranes
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Maider Greño, Miguel Mena, Adrián Pérez-Redondo, Carlos Yélamos
Mono-, di- and trinuclear zirconium hydride species have been isolated in the treatment of amido complexes [Zr(η(5)-C5Me5)(NMe2)nCl3-n] (n = 3, 1) with amine-borane adducts NHR2BH3 (R2 = Me2, HtBu). The reactions involve the formation of amidoborane ligands with ZrH-B interactions which readily undergo β-hydride elimination to give hydride functions.
March 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327709/fish-oil-supplementation-inhibits-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-improves-insulin-resistance-involvement-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Wenqi Yang, Xu Chen, Ming Chen, Yanping Li, Qing Li, Xinwei Jiang, Yan Yang, Wenhua Ling
The beneficial effects of fish oil consumption on glucose metabolism have been generally reported. However, the mechanism underlying the fish oil-induced protective effects against insulin resistance remains unclear. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is recognized as an important contributor to insulin resistance. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether fish oil supplementation reduces ER stress and ameliorates insulin resistance in diet-induced obese mice, and to investigate the molecular mechanism of fish oil-induced benefits on ER stress...
March 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327645/a-novel-point-of-care-smartphone-based-system-for-monitoring-the-cardiac-and-respiratory-systems
#10
Kwanghyun Sohn, Faisal M Merchant, Omid Sayadi, Dheeraj Puppala, Rajiv Doddamani, Ashish Sahani, Jagmeet P Singh, E Kevin Heist, Eric M Isselbacher, Antonis A Armoundas
Cardio-respiratory monitoring is one of the most demanding areas in the rapidly growing, mobile-device, based health care delivery. We developed a 12-lead smartphone-based electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition and monitoring system (called "cvrPhone"), and an application to assess underlying ischemia, and estimate the respiration rate (RR) and tidal volume (TV) from analysis of electrocardiographic (ECG) signals only. During in-vivo swine studies (n = 6), 12-lead ECG signals were recorded at baseline and following coronary artery occlusion...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327548/opioid-sparing-effect-of-cannabinoids-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Suzanne Nielsen, Pamela Sabioni, Jose M Trigo, Mark A Ware, Brigid D Betz-Stablein, Bridin Murnion, Nicholas Lintzeris, Kok Eng Khor, Michael Farrell, Andrew Smith, Bernard Le Foll
Cannabinoids, when co-administered with opioids, may enable reduced opioid doses without loss of analgesic efficacy (ie an opioid-sparing effect). The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine the opioid-sparing potential of cannabinoids. Eligible studies included pre-clinical and clinical studies for which the outcome was either analgesia or opioid dose requirements. Clinical studies included controlled studies and case series. We searched Scopus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, and Embase...
March 22, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327452/sensitive-detection-of-l-5-hydroxytryptophan-based-on-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-with-graphene-amplification
#12
Lu Chen, Hui-Ting Lian, Xiang-Ying Sun, Bin Liu
A novel electrochemical sensor was presented for the determination of L-5-hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP) based on a graphene-chitosan molecularly imprinted film modified on the surface of glassy carbon electrode (GR-MIP/GCE). The morphology and composition of the imprinted film were observed in field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), raman spectroscopy and fourier transform infrared (FTIR). The properties of the sensor were evaluated by electrochemical techniques. Under the optimal conditions, the peak currents of L-5-HIP were found to be linear in the concentration range of 0...
March 19, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327413/domestic-dogs-as-reservoir-hosts-for-leishmania-donovani-in-the-southernmost-western-ghats-in-india
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P Jambulingam, N Pradeep Kumar, S Nandakumar, K P Paily, R Srinivasan
The peripheral blood samples from domestic dogs (n=47) and wild rats (n=25) in the Kani Tribe settlements, located southernmost part of the Western Ghats, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India were examined for Leishmania infection. This area is known for cases of leishmaniasis with cutaneous manifestations and sandfly abundance. The tribes domesticate dogs to protect them from untoward activities of wild animals. Leishmania donovani parasite DNA was detected only from 6.4% (n=3) of the blood samples collected from the domestic dogs by amplification of the diagnostic kinetoplast mini-circle DNA and PCR-RFLP analysis of the UTR region of heat shock protein 70 (hsp70) gene...
March 18, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327271/novel-anti-staphylococcal-and-anti-biofilm-properties-of-two-anti-malarial-compounds-mmv665953-1-3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl-3-3-4-dichlorophenyl-urea-and-mmv665807-5-chloro-2-hydroxy-n-3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl-benzamide
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Marta Zapotoczna, Nabila Boksmati, Sinead Donohue, Baizurina Bahtiar, Ahmad Boland, Hamzah Al Somali, Alysia Cox, Hilary Humphreys, James P O'Gara, Marian Brennan, Eoghan O'Neill
PURPOSE: The treatment of device-related infections is challenging and current anti-microbial compounds have poor anti-biofilm activity. We aimed to identify and characterize novel compounds effective in the eradication of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. METHODOLOGY: Two novel compounds, MMV665953 {1-(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea} and MMV665807{5-chloro-2-hydroxy-N-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]benzamide}, effective in killing S. aureus biofilms, were identified by screening of the open access 'malaria box' chemical library...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326673/benefits-of-intralesional-injections-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-the-treatment-of-calciphylaxis
#15
Kirsi Isoherranen, Laura Bouchard, Nicolas Kluger
Calciphylaxis (CPX) is a rare calcifying thrombotic vasculopathy responsible for painful necrotic ulcers, with a high mortality rate, and its management is often difficult. Recently, intravenous infusions of sodium thiosulfate (STS) have shown efficacy. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of intralesional STS (IL STS) in four patients. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of IL STS in a prospective mono-centric open study that included four patients with a biopsy-proven cutaneous CPX. Four women (55-84 years old, mean age: 71·2 years) with a uremic (n = 1) or non-uremic CPX (n = 3) and primary hyperparathyroidism induced by teriparatide or after the initiation of oral anti-vitamin K were treated by IL STS (250 mg/ml)...
March 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326079/differences-in-ureolytic-bacterial-composition-between-the-rumen-digesta-and-rumen-wall-based-on-urec-gene-classification
#16
Di Jin, Shengguo Zhao, Nan Zheng, Dengpan Bu, Yves Beckers, Stuart E Denman, Christopher S McSweeney, Jiaqi Wang
Ureolytic bacteria are key organisms in the rumen producing urease enzymes to catalyze the breakdown of urea to ammonia for the synthesis of microbial protein. However, little is known about the diversity and distribution of rumen ureolytic microorganisms. The urease gene (ureC) has been the target gene of choice for analysis of the urea-degrading microorganisms in various environments. In this study, we investigated the predominant ureC genes of the ureolytic bacteria in the rumen of dairy cows using high-throughput sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325165/development-and-evaluation-of-cognitive-analytic-guided-self-help-cat-sh-for-use-in-iapt-services
#17
Jo Meadows, Stephen Kellett
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of treatment plurality at step 2 of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. This project therefore sought to develop and pilot a cognitive analytic informed guided self-help treatment for mild-to-moderate anxiety for delivery by Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). METHOD: Medical Research Council treatment development guidelines were used. Phase I included development of the six-session treatment manual using practice guidelines, small-scale modelling (n = 3) and indicated manual iterations...
March 22, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324720/highly-sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-palmatine-using-a-biocompatible-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-poly-l-lysine-composite
#18
Balamurugan Thirumalraj, Subbiramaniyan Kubendhiran, Shen-Ming Chen, Kuan-Yu Lin
To date, the natural alkaloids are mostly used in the field of pharmacological applications and the active substance of palmatine was extensively used in cancer therapy and other biomedical applications. Hence, in this study we report a simple preparation of poly-l-lysine (PLL) electro-polymerized on the surface of functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT) for electrochemical detection of palmatine content in human serum and urine samples. The active amino group of PLL plays a vital role towards the oxidation palmatine and exhibits superior electrocatalytic activity...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324215/surgical-treatment-of-osteoporotic-thoraco-lumbar-compressive-fractures-the-use-of-pedicle-screw-with-augmentation-pmma
#19
Massimo Girardo, P Cinnella, G Gargiulo, P Viglierchio, A Rava, S Aleotti
INTRODUCTION: The osteoporosis prevalence in population is age related. The aim of this single-center observational study was evaluate the middle- to long-term performance of cement (PMMA) augmented fenestrated pedicle screws in elderly patients with thoraco-lumbar compressive fractures by osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2015 we treated 52 patients (20 males and 32 females) suffering from somatic osteoporotic fractures (T10-L2). The average age was 73...
March 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323974/phenotypic-spectrum-in-osteogenesis-imperfecta-due-to-mutations-in-tmem38b-unravelling-a-complex-cellular-defect
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Emma A Webb, Meena Balasubramanian, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Wayne A Cabral, Hannah Titheradge, Atif Alsaedi, Vrinda Saraff, Julie Vogt, Trevor Cole, Susan Stewart, Nicola J Crabtree, Brandi M Sargent, Sonja Gamsjaeger, Eleftherios P Paschalis, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Nick J Shaw, Joan C Marini, Wolfgang Högler
Context: Recessive mutations in TMEM38B cause type XIV osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) by dysregulating intracellular calcium flux. Objectives: Clinical and bone material phenotype description and osteoblast differentiation studies. Design and Setting: Natural history study in paediatric research centres. Patients: Eight patients with type XIV OI. Main Outcome Measures: Clinical examinations included: bone mineral density, radiographs, echocardiography and muscle biopsy...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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