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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143411/spontaneous-neural-activity-differences-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-quantitative-resting-state-meta-analysis-and-fmri-validation
#1
Seth G Disner, Craig A Marquardt, Bryon A Mueller, Philip C Burton, Scott R Sponheim
Identifying the pathophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a critical step toward reducing its debilitating impact. Spontaneous neural activity, measured at rest using various neuroimaging techniques (e.g., regional homogeneity [ReHo], amplitude of low frequency fluctuations [ALFF]), can provide insight about baseline neurobiological factors influencing sensory, cognitive, or behavioral processes associated with PTSD. The present study used activation likelihood estimation (ALE) to conduct the largest-to-date quantitative meta-analysis of spontaneous neural activity in PTSD, including 457 PTSD cases, 292 trauma-exposed controls (TECs), and 293 non-traumatized controls (NTCs) across 22 published studies...
November 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141059/a-retrospective-study-on-efficacy-of-pulsed-dye-laser-and-intense-pulsed-light-for-the-treatment-of-facial-telangiectasia
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Lin Gao, Ni Gao, Wenting Song, Erle Dang, Rong Yin, Li Wang, Gang Wang
<p>Both pulsed dye laser (PDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems have been demonstrated to be effective for treatment of facial telangiectasia, however there have been very few comparative studies between both treatments involving purely Asian patient populations. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to compare the efficacy of PDL and IPL systems for the treatment of facial telangiectasia. A total of 416 patients with facial telangiectasia who were treated by PDL or IPLs in our department from August 2012 to March 2015 were included in this study...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136810/prediction-of-parameters-related-to-grape-ripening-by-multivariate-calibration-of-voltammetric-signals-acquired-by-an-electronic-tongue
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L Pigani, G Vasile Simone, G Foca, A Ulrici, F Masino, L Cubillana-Aguilera, R Calvini, R Seeber
An electronic tongue (ET) consisting of two voltammetric sensors, namely a poly-ethylendioxythiophene modified Pt electrode and a sonogel carbon electrode, has been developed aiming at monitoring grape ripening. To test the effectiveness of device and measurement procedures developed, samples of three varieties of grapes have been collected from veraison to harvest of the mature grape bunches. The derived musts have been then submitted to electrochemical investigation using Differential Pulse Voltammetry technique...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131520/near-infrared-human-finger-measurements-based-on-self-calibration-point-simulation-and-in-vivo-experiments
#4
Hamootal Duadi, Idit Feder, Dror Fixler
Near-infrared light allows measuring tissue oxygenation. These measurements relay on oxygenation dependent absorption spectral changes. However, the tissue scattering, which is also spectral dependent, introduces an intrinsic error. Most methods focus on the volume reflectance from a semi-infinite sample. We have proposed examining the full scattering profile (FSP), which is the angular intensity distribution. A point was found, i.e. the iso-pathlength (IPL) point, which is not dependent on the tissue scattering, and can serve for self-calibration...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128550/neural-correlates-of-quantity-processing-of-chinese-numeral-classifiers
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One-Soon Her, Ying-Chun Chen, Nai-Shing Yen
Linguistic analysis suggests that numeral classifiers carry quantity information. However, previous neuroimaging studies have shown that classifiers did not elicit higher activation in the intraparietal sulcus (IPS), associated with representation of numerical magnitude, than tool nouns did. This study aimed to control the semantic attributes of classifiers and reexamine the underlying neural correlates. Participants performed a semantic distance comparison task in which they judged which one of the two items was semantically closer to the target...
November 8, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128522/biological-evidence-for-attention-bias-to-food-emotional-dysregulation-disinhibition-and-deficient-somatosensory-awareness-in-obesity-with-binge-eating-disorder
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Roni Aviram-Friedman, Nerys Astbury, Christopher N Ochner, Isobel Contento, Allan Geliebter
OBJECTIVES: To refine the biobehavioral markers of binge eating disorder (BED). METHODS: We conducted fMRI brain scans using images of high energy processed food (HEPF), low energy unprocessed food (LEUF), or non-foods (NF) in 42 adults (obese with BED [obese -BED; n=13] and obese with no BED [obese non-BED; n=29]) selected via ads. Two blood oxygenated level dependent (BOLD) signal contrast maps were examined: food versus nonfood, and HEPF versus LEUF. In addition, score differences on the disinhibition scale were correlated with BOLD signals...
November 8, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126011/multi-parameters-monitoring-during-traditional-chinese-medicine-concentration-process-with-near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics
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Ronghua Liu, Qiaofeng Sun, Tian Hu, Lian Li, Lei Nie, Jiayue Wang, Wanhui Zhou, Hengchang Zang
As a powerful process analytical technology (PAT) tool, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has been widely used in real-time monitoring. In this study, NIR spectroscopy was applied to monitor multi-parameters of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Shenzhiling oral liquid during the concentration process to guarantee the quality of products. Five lab scale batches were employed to construct quantitative models to determine five chemical ingredients and physical change (samples density) during concentration process...
October 28, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120248/the-evaluation-of-anatomic-and-functional-changes-in-unilateral-moderate-amblyopic-eyes-using-optical-coherence-tomography-and-pupil-cycle-time
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Tuncay Kusbeci, Omer Karti, Eyyup Karahan, Mustafa Oguztoreli
PURPOSE: To investigate whether macular anatomic structure and afferent visual system function differ among amblyopic eyes, non-amblyopic fellow eyes, and controls, using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and pupil cycle time (PCT). METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional study included 30 patients with unilateral amblyopia and 30 healthy subjects. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and pupil cycle time (PCT) were used to evaluate patients with unilateral amblyopia and were compared with their non-amblyopic fellow eyes and age- and gender-matched healthy eyes (30 participants)...
November 9, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114073/cellular-and-molecular-analysis-of-dendritic-morphogenesis-in-a-retinal-cell-type-that-senses-color-contrast-and-ventral-motion
#9
Jinyue Liu, Joshua R Sanes
As neuronal dendrites develop, they acquire cell type-specific features including characteristic size, shape, arborization, location and synaptic patterns. These features, in turn, are major determinants of type-specific neuronal function. Because neuronal diversity complicates the task of relating developmental programs to adult structure and function, we analyzed dendritic morphogenesis in a single retinal ganglion cell (RGC) type in mouse called J-RGC. We documented the emergence of five dendritic features that underlie J-RGC physiology: (1) dendritic field size, which approximate receptive field size; (2) dendritic complexity, which affects how J-RGCs sample space; (3) asymmetry, which contributes to direction-selectivity; (4) restricted lamination within the inner plexiform layer (IPL), which renders J-RGCs responsive to light decrements; and (5) distribution of synaptic inputs, which generate a color-opponent receptive field...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103838/cognitive-and-behavioral-comorbidities-in-rolandic-epilepsy-and-their-relation-with-default-mode-network-s-functional-connectivity-and-organization
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Isabell Ofer, Julia Jacobs, Nathalie Jaiser, Burak Akin, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Pierre LeVan
OBJECTIVE: Rolandic epilepsy (RE) is characterized by typical interictal-electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns mainly localized in centrotemporal and parietooccipital areas. An aberrant intrinsic organization of the default mode network (DMN) due to repeated disturbances from spike-generating areas may be able to account for specific cognitive deficits and behavioral problems in RE. The aim of the present study was to investigate cognitive development (CD) and socioemotional development (SED) in patients with RE during active disease in relation to DMN connectivity and network topology...
November 2, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102785/melanopsin-expressing-retinal-ganglion-cells-are-relatively-resistant-to-excitotoxicity-induced-by-n-methyl-d-aspartate
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Songtao Wang, Dandan Gu, Peng Zhang, Jing Chen, Yan Li, Honglei Xiao, Guomin Zhou
Excitotoxicity plays an important role in neuronal loss in glaucoma. Previous studies indicate melanopsin-expressing intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are more injury-resistant. However, whether melanopsin-expressing ipRGCs are resistant to N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) induced excitotoxicity is not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of NMDA-induced excitotoxicity in conventional retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and melanopsin-expressing ipRGCs in adult mice...
November 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091347/thickness-mapping-of-individual-retinal-layers-and-sectors-by-spectralis-sd-oct-in-autosomal-dominant-optic-atrophy
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Nihada Corajevic, Michael Larsen, Cecilia Rönnbäck
PURPOSE: To assess layer- and location-specific retinal thickness deficits in autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) using Spectralis SD-OCT. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 41 ADOA patients with OPA1 exon 28 (2826delT) mutation [age, 8.6-83.5 years; best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), 8-89 Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters] and 55 mutation-free first-degree relatives as healthy controls (age, 8.9-68.7; BCVA, 80-99). Participants underwent routine examination and optical coherence tomography (OCT) with segmentation of the whole retina, inner retinal layers (IRL) and outer retinal layers (ORL)...
November 1, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076006/evaluation-of-thickness-of-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-ganglion-cell-layer-and-choroidal-thickness-in-essential-tremor-can-eyes-be-a-clue-for-neurodegeneration
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Ali Zeynel Abidin Tak, Yıldızhan Şengül, Ayşe Sevgi Karadağ
The pathology of essential tremor (ET) and underlying mechanisms of the disease are still unclear, but an increasing amount of research has been conducted on the subject. Discussions are ongoing about ET's definition as a neurodegenerative disease. Optic coherence tomography (OCT) provides a window to the brain where direct visualization of central nervous system (CNS) changes may be possible, and it can help us to develop a new point of view on ET. The goal of this study was to examine OCT parameters in ET...
October 26, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067616/a-clinical-review-of-phototherapy-for-psoriasis
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Ping Zhang, Mei X Wu
Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease. In the past several decades, phototherapy has been widely used to treat stable psoriatic lesions, including trunk, scalp, arms and legs, and partial nail psoriasis. A variety of light/lasers with different mechanisms of action have been developed for psoriasis including ultraviolet B (UVB), psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA), pulsed dye laser (PDL), photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light (IPL), light-emitting diodes (LED), and so on. Because light/laser each has specific therapeutic and adverse effects, it is important to adequately choose the sources and parameters in management of psoriasis with different pathogenic sites, severities, and duration of the disorder...
October 24, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063703/analysis-of-retinal-layer-thickness-in-diabetic-macular-oedema-treated-with-ranibizumab-or-triamcinolone
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Sonja G Prager, Jan Lammer, Christoph Mitsch, Julia Hafner, Berthold Pemp, Christoph Scholda, Michael Kundi, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Katharina Kriechbaum
PURPOSE: To evaluate detailed changes in retinal layer thickness in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images during a 1-year follow-up of patients treated for diabetic macula oedema (DME). METHODS: Post hoc analysis of retinal layer thickness changes applying the automated layer segmentation of SD-OCT images in eyes with DME that were randomly assigned to receive pro re nata (PRN) treatment with either 0.5 mg ranibizumab or 8 mg triamcinolone...
October 24, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060903/development-of-evaluation-methods-for-the-approval-and-review-of-intense-pulsed-light-ipl
#16
Seung-Youl Lee, Cho-Long Ju, Tae-Hee Lee, Hyeon-Su Na, In-Su Lee, Chang-Won Park
This Intense pulsed light (IPL) is skin therapy medical device to remove infection and lesion. The market size of IPL has increased because of increasing device users such as doctors, nurses, engineers, patients. Thus, the number of IPL approvals by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has increased. However, since there are no standard and guideline for evaluation of IPL performance and safety, it is need to develop the evaluation method of IPL performance and safety for petitioners and examiners who are having difficulties in approval and review...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058533/exploring-undergraduate-students-attitudes-towards-interprofessional-learning-motivation-to-learn-and-perceived-impact-of-learning-conflict-resolution-skills
#17
Sonya Vandergoot, Aspa Sarris, Neil Kirby, Helena Ward
Conflict resolution skills are important for all healthcare professionals as conflict and mis-communication can have detrimental effects on decision-making, potentially impacting significantly on patient care, morbidity, and mortality. Interprofessional learning (IPL) has been found to increase collaboration and improve collegial relationships and hence may be an appropriate way to increase conflict resolution skills among healthcare graduates. This study examined transference of conflict resolution skills, motivation-to-learn, and attitudes to IPL of medical (n = 52) and nursing (n = 74) undergraduate students who undertook an IPL conflict resolution program...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050924/-progression-of-nerve-fiber-layer-defects-in-retrobulbar-optic-neuritis-by-the-macular-ganglion-cell-complex
#18
D Hong, C Bosc, F Chiambaretta
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies with SD OCT had shown early axonal damage to the macular ganglion cell complex (which consists of the three innermost layers of the retina: Inner Plexiform Layer [IPL], Ganglion Cell Layer [GCL], Retinal Nerve Fibre layer [RNFL]) in optic nerve pathology. Retrobulbar optic neuritis (RBON), occurring frequently in demyelinating diseases, leads to atrophy of the optic nerve fibers at the level of the ganglion cell axons, previously described in the literature...
November 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045331/test-conditions-in-macular-visual-field-testing-in-glaucoma
#19
Mariko Eura, Chota Matsumoto, Shigeki Hashimoto, Sachiko Okuyama, Sonoko Takada, Hiroki Nomoto, Fumi Tanabe, Yoshikazu Shimomura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the suitable visual field (VF) test conditions (target size, test type, and eccentricity) for the macular region, we investigated the correlations between the ganglion cell layer (GCL) thickness and six VF test results. METHODS: We tested 32 eyes of patients (61.1±9.2 y) with preperimetric (6), early-stage (16), and moderate-stage (10) glaucoma. The VF tests included 3 SAP (the 10-2 HFA using SITA with target size III [HFA SITA (III)], full threshold with size III [HFA FULL (III)] and size I [HFA FULL (I)]) and 3 visual function-specific perimetry tests (the 10-2 SWAP, 10-2 flicker, and 10-2 Humphrey Matrix)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040211/altered-macular-microvasculature-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease
#20
Hong Jiang, Yantao Wei, Yingying Shi, Clinton B Wright, Xiaoyan Sun, Giovanni Gregori, Fang Zheng, Elizabeth A Vanner, Byron L Lam, Tatjana Rundek, Jianhua Wang
BACKGROUND: The goal of the present study was to analyze the macular microvacular network in mild cognitive impirment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS: Twelve patients with AD and 19 patients with MCI were recruited together with 21 cognitively normal controls with a similar range of ages. Optical coherence tomography angiography was used to image the retinal microvascular network at the macular region, including retinal vascular network (RVN), superficial vascular plexus (SVP), and deep vascular plexus (DVP)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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