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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163238/impairment-of-working-memory-decision-making-and-executive-function-in-the-first-degree-relatives-of-people-with-panic-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Zhenhe Zhou, Dongjie Ni
Background: Panic disorder (PD) patients present impairments of working memory, decision-making, and executive function. However, whether the first-degree relatives (FDRs) of people with PD present abnormal characteristics, including clinical and neuropsychological aspects, in comparison to the general population, has not been studied. Investigation and understanding of the abnormal neuropsychological characteristics of the FDRs of people with PD will contribute to the prevention and treatment of PD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163134/geographic-variations-in-the-incidence-of-glioblastoma-and-prognostic-factors-predictive-of-overall-survival-in-us-adults-from-2004-2013
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Hao Xu, Junrui Chen, Hongzhi Xu, Zhiyong Qin
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate variations in the regional incidence of glioblastoma in US adults in 2004-2013. Study Design and Setting: We evaluated 24,262 patients with primary glioblastoma. Data were categorized based on geographic regions that included different SEER registry sites as follows: (1) Northeast: Connecticut, New Jersey (3,977 patients); (2) South: Kentucky, Louisiana, Metropolitan Atlanta, Rural Georgia, Greater Georgia (excluding AT and RG) (5,212 patients); (3) North Central: Metropolitan Detroit, Iowa (2,320 patients); (4) West: Hawaii, New Mexico, Seattle (Puget Sound), Utah, San Francisco-Oakland SMSA, San Jose-Monterey, Los Angeles, Greater California (excluding SF, LA, and SJ), Alaska (12,753 patients)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154644/a-longitudinal-analysis-of-adolescent-decision-making-with-the-iowa-gambling-task
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Brandon Almy, Michael Kuskowski, Stephen M Malone, Evan Myers, Monica Luciana
Many researchers have used the standard Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) to assess decision-making in adolescence given increased risk-taking during this developmental period. Most studies are cross-sectional and do not observe behavioral trajectories over time, limiting interpretation. This longitudinal study investigated healthy adolescents' and young adults' IGT performance across a 10-year span. A total of 189 individuals (aged 9-23 at baseline) completed a baseline session and were followed at 2-year intervals yielding 5 time-points...
November 20, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154523/elevated-arsenic-in-private-wells-of-cerro-gordo-county-iowa-causes-and-policy-changes
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Douglas J Schnoebelen, Sophia Walsh, Oscar E Hernandez-Murcia, Chad Fields
Private wells are unregulated and often at risk for arsenic contamination. Research objectives included distribution of groundwater arsenic concentrations, identification of arsenic sources, and establishment of best practices for well construction to minimize risk for wells in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. We sampled 68 wells over 3 years with 393 water samples and 79 rock samples. Geochemical modeling was used to better understand arsenic mobilization. Arsenic in groundwater ranged from 1.0 to less than 10.0 μg/L for 75 water samples and 31 water samples had arsenic concentrations greater than or equal to 10 μg/L...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153158/a-100-year-review-metabolic-modifiers-in-dairy-cattle-nutrition
#5
R K McGuffey
The first issue of the Journal of Dairy Science in 1917 opened with the text of the speech by Raymond A. Pearson, president of the Iowa State College of Agriculture, at the dedication of the new dairy building at the University of Nebraska (J. Dairy Sci. 1:4-18, 1917). Fittingly, this was the birth of a new research facility and more importantly, the beginning of a new journal devoted to the sciences of milk production and manufacture of products from milk. Metabolic modifiers of dairy cow metabolism enhance, change, or interfere with normal metabolic processes in the ruminant digestive tract or alter postabsorption partitioning of nutrients among body tissues...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152553/oncological-outcomes-of-sequential-intravesical-gemcitabine-and-docetaxel-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Niv Milbar, Max Kates, Meera R Chappidi, Filippo Pederzoli, Takahiro Yoshida, Alexander Sankin, Phillip M Pierorazio, Mark P Schoenberg, Trinity J Bivalacqua
Background: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) unresponsive/relapsing patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) who prefer bladder preservation over radical cystectomy (RC) or those who do not qualify for surgery may be offered intravesical therapies. Gemcitabine (GEM) combined with Docetaxel (DOCE) has been offered at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). Objective: To evaluate experience with GEM/DOCE, to confirm safety of the regimen, to identify populations that may benefit most, and to consider the appropriate endpoints for judging efficacy of second line therapies...
October 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136183/glyphosate-use-and-cancer-incidence-in-the-agricultural-health-study
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Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lynch, Catherine C Lerro, Anneclaire J De Roos, Christine G Parks, Michael C Alavanja, Debra T Silverman, Laura E Beane Freeman
Background: Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, with both residential and agricultural uses. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans," noting strong mechanistic evidence and positive associations for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in some epidemiologic studies. A previous evaluation in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) with follow-up through 2001 found no statistically significant associations with glyphosate use and cancer at any site...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125818/-does-preoperative-body-weight-affect-early-postoperative-functional-activities-in-patients-with-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Serkan Bakırhan, Bayram Ünver, Vasfi Karatosun
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare early postoperative functional activities of obese or non-obese patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 45 patients (17 males, 28 females; mean age 64.6±8.6 years; range 45 to 78 years) who were operated due to coxarthrosis. Patients were assigned to two groups as obese (body mass index [BMI] >30 kg/m2, n=21) and non-obese (BMI <30 kg/m2, n=24) based on their preoperative BMI...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124114/impact-of-programs-to-reduce-antipsychotic-and-anticholinergic-use-in-nursing-homes
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Ryan M Carnahan, Grant D Brown, Elena M Letuchy, Linda M Rubenstein, Brian M Gryzlak, Marianne Smith, Jeffrey C Reist, Michael W Kelly, Susan K Schultz, Michelle T Weckmann, Elizabeth A Chrischilles
Introduction: Antipsychotics are used for managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) but have risks. Anticholinergics can worsen outcomes in dementia. The Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients educational program (IA-ADAPT) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Partnership to Improve Dementia Care (CMS Partnership) promote improved care for BPSD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of these programs on medication use and BPSD among nursing home residents...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122282/masquelet-technique-with-external-locking-plate-for-recalcitrant-distal-tibial-nonunion
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Ching-Hou Ma, Yen-Chun Chiu, Kun-Ling Tsai, Yuan-Kun Tu, Cheng-Yo Yen, Chin-Hsien Wu
OBJECTIVE: In the present retrospective study, we aimed to analyze the results of treatment for recalcitrant distal tibial nonunion using Masquelet technique with locking plate as a definitive external fixator. MATERIALS: We included 15 consecutive cases of distal tibial nonunion treated at our hospital between January 2012 and December 2015. The reconstructive procedure comprised debridement of the nonunion site, deformity correction, stabilization with an external locked plate, defect filling with cement spacer for inducing membrane formation, and bone reconstruction using a cancellous bone autograft (Masquelet technique)...
October 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114767/age-related-variability-in-tongue-pressure-patterns-for-maximum-isometric-and-saliva-swallowing-tasks
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Melanie Peladeau-Pigeon, Catriona M Steele
Purpose: The ability to generate tongue pressure plays a major role in bolus transport in swallowing. In studies of motor control, stability or variability of movement is a feature that changes with age, disease, task complexity, and perturbation. In this study, we explored whether age and tongue strength influence the stability of the tongue pressure generation pattern during isometric and swallowing tasks in healthy volunteers. Method: Tongue pressure data, collected using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument, were analyzed from 84 participants in sex-balanced and decade age-group strata...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108693/implementation-of-the-medfrat-to-promote-quality-care-and-decrease-falls-in-community-hospital-emergency-rooms
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Catherine A McCarty, Theo A Woehrle, Stephen C Waring, Allise M Taran, Laura A Kitch
ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To identify and implement an evidence-based fall-risk assessment tool for use in emergency departments at Essentia Health, a large, primarily rural health care delivery system with 12 emergency departments. METHODS: The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care was used to guide the process. The Memorial Emergency Department Fall-Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT) was programmed into the electronic medical record, along with interventions that could be selected for 2 fall-risk levels...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108124/a-bayesian-approach-for-analyzing-zero-inflated-clustered-count-data-with-dispersion
#13
Hyoyoung Choo-Wosoba, Jeremy Gaskins, Steven Levy, Somnath Datta
In practice, count data may exhibit varying dispersion patterns and excessive zero values; additionally, they may appear in groups or clusters sharing a common source of variation. We present a novel Bayesian approach for analyzing such data. To model these features, we combine the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson distribution, which allows both overdispersion and underdispersion, with a hurdle component for the zeros and random effects for clustering. We propose an efficient Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling scheme to obtain posterior inference from our model...
November 6, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105103/development-of-a-pediatric-cardiac-mechanical-support-program
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Abhishek Kashyap, Joseph W Turek, Samantha J Wagner, Laura Felderman, Elizabeth A Jaggers, Peter J Gruber, R Erik Edens
The development of a pediatric cardiac support program is a complex, multidisciplinary project. This study describes the University of Iowa Congenital Heart Program's experience from its inception to the present. In, we examine those specific factors that have led to substantial improvements in the program, additionally identifying where further gains can be made. We retrospectively reviewed all pediatric patients who received mechanical cardiac support at the University of Iowa from the inception of the program in 1991...
November 3, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103391/identifying-the-genetic-basis-for-resistance-to-avian-influenza-in-commercial-egg-layer-chickens
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W Drobik-Czwarno, A Wolc, J E Fulton, J Arango, T Jankowski, N P O'Sullivan, J C M Dekkers
Two highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have affected commercial egg production flocks in the American continent in recent years; a H7N3 outbreak in Mexico in 2012 that caused 70% to 85% mortality and a H5N2 outbreak in the United States in 2015 with over 99% mortality. Blood samples were obtained from survivors of each outbreak and from age and genetics matched non-affected controls. A total of 485 individuals (survivors and controls) were genotyped with a 600 k single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array to detect genomic regions that influenced the outcome of highly pathogenic influenza infection in the two outbreaks...
November 6, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098917/sleep-pattern-and-decision-making-in-physicians-from-mobile-emergency-care-service-with-12-hour-work-schedules
#16
Eleni de Araújo Sales Castro, Katie Moraes de Almondes
INTRODUCTION: Shift work schedules are biological standpoint worse because compel the body to anticipate periods of wakefulness and sleep and thus eventually cause a disruption of biological rhythms. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sleep pattern and decision making in physicians working in mobile units of emergency attention undergoing Day Shift and Rotating Shift. METHODS: The study included 26 physicians. The instruments utilized were a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Sleep Habits Questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Chronotype Identification Questionnaire of Horne-Ostberg, the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and hypothetical scenarios of decision-making created according to the Policy-Capturing Technique...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098176/transient-prepubertal-mifepristone-treatment-normalizes-deficits-in-contextual-memory-and-neuronal-activity-of-adult-male-rats-exposed-to-maternal-deprivation
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Manila Loi, Ratna Angela Sarabdjitsingh, Andromachi Tsouli, Stephanie Trinh, Marit Arp, Harmen J Krugers, Henk Karst, Ruud van den Bos, Marian Joëls
Early life adversity is a well-known risk factor for behavioral dysfunction later in life, including the formation of contextual memory; it is also (transiently) accompanied by hyperactivity of the stress system. We tested whether mifepristone (MIF) treatment, which among other things blocks glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), during the prepubertal period [postnatal days (PND)26-PND28] normalizes memory deficits in adult male rats exposed to 24-h maternal deprivation (MD) at PND3. MD reduced body weight gain and increased basal corticosterone (CORT) levels during the PND26, but not in adulthood...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095802/occupational-exposure-to-vapor-gas-dust-and-fumes-in-a-cohort-of-rural-adults-in-iowa-compared-with-a-cohort-of-urban-adults
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Brent C Doney, Paul K Henneberger, Michael J Humann, Xiaoming Liang, Kevin M Kelly, Jean M Cox-Ganser
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Many rural residents work in the field of agriculture; however, employment in nonagricultural jobs also is common. Because previous studies in rural communities often have focused on agricultural workers, much less is known about the occupational exposures in other types of jobs in rural settings. Characterizing airborne occupational exposures that can contribute to respiratory diseases is important so that differences between rural and urban working populations can be assessed...
November 3, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094961/developmental-differences-in-reward-sensitivity-and-sensation-seeking-in-adolescence-testing-sex-specific-associations-with-gonadal-hormones-and-pubertal-development
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K Paige Harden, Frank D Mann, Andrew D Grotzinger, Megan W Patterson, Laurence Steinberg, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob
Sensation seeking has been found to increase, on average, from childhood to adolescence. Developmental scientists have hypothesized that this change could be driven by the rise of gonadal hormones at puberty, which affect reward-related processing in the brain. In a large, age-heterogeneous, population-based sample of adolescents and young adults (N = 810; ages 13-20 years), we tested for sex-specific associations between age, self-reported pubertal development, gonadal hormones (estradiol and testosterone) as measured in saliva, reward sensitivity as measured by a multivariate battery of in-laboratory tasks (including the Iowa gambling task, balloon analogue risk task, and stoplight task), and self-reported sensation seeking...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089909/effects-of-anterior-capsulotomy-on-decision-making-in-patients-with-refractory-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#20
Chencheng Zhang, Yilin Chen, Shuaiwei Tian, Tao Wang, Yile Xie, Haiyan Jin, Guozhen Lin, Hengfen Gong, Kristina Zeljic, Bomin Sun, Tianming Yang, Shikun Zhan
Despite various lines of evidence implicating impaired decision-making ability in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), neuropsychological investigation has generated inconsistent findings. Although the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuitry has been suggested, the involvement of the cortex has not yet been fully demonstrated. Moreover, it is unknown whether surgical intervention on the CSTC circuitry results in a predicted improvement of decision-making ability of OCD. Here we present a study of decision making based on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) to investigate decision making in a large sample of individuals with treatment-resistant OCD with and without anterior capsulotomy (AC)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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