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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677622/genetic-correlations-between-wellbeing-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-and-behavioral-responses-to-the-emotional-faces-task-in-healthy-twins
#1
Kylie M Routledge, Leanne M Williams, Anthony W F Harris, Peter R Schofield, C Richard Clark, Justine M Gatt
Currently there is a very limited understanding of how mental wellbeing versus anxiety and depression symptoms are associated with emotion processing behaviour. For the first time, we examined these associations using a behavioural emotion task of positive and negative facial expressions in 1668 healthy adult twins. Linear mixed model results suggested faster reaction times to happy facial expressions was associated with higher wellbeing scores, and slower reaction times with higher depression and anxiety scores...
March 19, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676837/twelve-year-follow-up-of-chronic-pain-in-twins-changes-in-environmental-and-genetic-influence-over-time
#2
A Burri, S Ogata, D Rice, F M K Williams
BACKGROUND: While genetic influences on chronic pain have been repeatedly demonstrated, we do not know whether these effects are stable or dynamic over time. AIMS: To determine the temporal pattern of genetic and environmental effects to individual differences in chronic pain over 12 years, using a sample of N = 961 female twins. METHODS: Data on chronic pain was collected in 2004 (T1) and 2016 (T2) using the same comprehensive body map which divides the body into 31 distinct anatomical areas...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676599/psoriasis-in-pregnancy-case-series-and-literature-review-of-data-concerning-exposure-during-pregnancy-to-ustekinumab
#3
M Galluzzo, S D'Adamio, L Bianchi, M Talamonti
Psoriasis tends to improve for approximately half of patients during pregnancy, but an equal number of patients report no change or worsening during this period, when lots of medications, like biologics, are not indicated. The aim of our study was to review data of patient that had been pregnant during ustekinumab treatment, analyzing data of our data set between September 2010 and February 2018. We found data of three patients that had been pregnant during ustekinumab treatment. All three patients successfully completed the pregnancy without complications...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676501/the-canary-in-the-coal-mine-continence-care-for-people-with-dementia-in-acute-hospital-wards-as-a-crisis-of-dehumanization
#4
Paula Boddington, Katie Featherstone
Continence is a key moment of care that can tell us about the wider care of people living with dementia within acute hospital wards. The spotlight is currently on the quality of hospital care of older people across the UK, yet concerns persist about their poor treatment, neglect, abuse, and discrimination within this setting. Thus, within hospitals, the care of people living with dementia is both a welfare issue and a human rights issue. The challenge of continence care for people living with dementia can be seen as the 'canary in the coal mine' for the unravelling of dignity within the acute setting...
May 2018: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675904/risk-factors-for-fetal-death-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-complicated-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies
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Luming Sun, Gang Zou, Yingjun Yang, Fenhe Zhou, Duan Tao
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a management alternative for complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate risk factors for fetal death after RFA. METHODS: An observational study was performed to document the perinatal outcomes of all cases undergoing fetal reduction using RFA from 2010 to 2016 at the Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital. A multiple regression model was built to identify predictors of the death of the remaining fetus after RFA...
April 19, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675634/investigation-of-circle-of-willis-variants-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-twins-using-transcranial-color-coded-doppler-sonography
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Bianka Forgó, Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki, Dávid László Tárnoki, Levente Littvay, Corrado Fagnani, Maria Antonietta Stazi, Giorgio Meneghetti, Emanuela Medda, Filippo Farina, Claudio Baracchini
Morphological and hemodynamic variations of the circle of Willis (CW) may have an important impact on cerebrovascular events. However, the environmental and genetic influence remains unclear. For this reason we studied the variations and hemodynamic parameters of the CW in twins using transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS). Sixty-four twins, 19 monozygotic (MZ) and 13 dizygotic (DZ) pairs from the Italian Twin Registry (average age 45.0 ± 13.7 years) underwent TCCS and risk factor assessment. We examined CW morphology and recorded peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV) and pulsatility index (PI)...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675585/saddle-slow-manifolds-and-canard-orbits-in-formula-see-text-and-application-to-the-full-hodgkin-huxley-model
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Cris R Hasan, Bernd Krauskopf, Hinke M Osinga
Many physiological phenomena have the property that some variables evolve much faster than others. For example, neuron models typically involve observable differences in time scales. The Hodgkin-Huxley model is well known for explaining the ionic mechanism that generates the action potential in the squid giant axon. Rubin and Wechselberger (Biol. Cybern. 97:5-32, 2007) nondimensionalized this model and obtained a singularly perturbed system with two fast, two slow variables, and an explicit time-scale ratio ε...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675039/the-role-of-cell-adhesion-molecule-genes-regulating-neuroplasticity-in-addiction
#8
REVIEW
Dawn E Muskiewicz, George R Uhl, F Scott Hall
A variety of genetic approaches, including twin studies, linkage studies, and candidate gene studies, has established a firm genetic basis for addiction. However, there has been difficulty identifying the precise genes that underlie addiction liability using these approaches. This situation became especially clear in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of addiction. Moreover, the results of GWAS brought into clarity many of the shortcomings of those early genetic approaches. GWAS studies stripped away those preconceived notions, examining genes that would not previously have been considered in the study of addiction, consequently creating a shift in our understanding...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674730/birth-size-and-gestational-age-in-opposite-sex-twins-as-compared-to-same-sex-twins-an-individual-based-pooled-analysis-of-21-cohorts
#9
Aline Jelenkovic, Reijo Sund, Yoshie Yokoyama, Yoon-Mi Hur, Vilhelmina Ullemar, Catarina Almqvist, Patrik Ke Magnusson, Gonneke Willemsen, Meike Bartels, Catharina Em van Beijsterveldt, Leonie H Bogl, Kirsi H Pietiläinen, Eero Vuoksimaa, Fuling Ji, Feng Ning, Zengchang Pang, Tracy L Nelson, Keith E Whitfield, Esther Rebato, Clare H Llewellyn, Abigail Fisher, Gombojav Bayasgalan, Danshiitsoodol Narandalai, Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Morten Sodemann, Adam D Tarnoki, David L Tarnoki, Syuichi Ooki, Maria A Stazi, Corrado Fagnani, Sonia Brescianini, Lise Dubois, Michel Boivin, Mara Brendgen, Ginette Dionne, Frank Vitaro, Tessa L Cutler, John L Hopper, Robert F Krueger, Matt McGue, Shandell Pahlen, Jeffrey M Craig, Richard Saffery, Claire Ma Haworth, Robert Plomin, Ariel Knafo-Noam, David Mankuta, Lior Abramson, S Alexandra Burt, Kelly L Klump, Robert F Vlietinck, Catherine A Derom, Ruth Jf Loos, Dorret I Boomsma, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Jaakko Kaprio, Karri Silventoinen
It is well established that boys are born heavier and longer than girls, but it remains unclear whether birth size in twins is affected by the sex of their co-twin. We conducted an individual-based pooled analysis of 21 twin cohorts in 15 countries derived from the COllaborative project of Development of Anthropometrical measures in Twins (CODATwins), including 67,850 dizygotic twin individuals. Linear regression analyses showed that boys having a co-twin sister were, on average, 31 g (95% CI 18 to 45) heavier and 0...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674343/impacts-of-pre-and-postnatal-nutrition-on-glucagon-regulation-and-hepatic-signalling-in-sheep
#10
Bishnu Adhikari, Prabhat Khanal, Mette Olaf Nielsen
To evaluate the long-term impacts of early life nutritional manipulations on glucagon secretion and hepatic signalling, thirty-six twin pregnant ewes during their last trimester were exposed to NORM (fulfilling 100% of daily energy/protein requirements), HIGH (fulfilling 150/110% of daily energy/protein requirements) or LOW (50% of NORM) diets. Twin lambs were assigned after birth to a moderate (CONV) or high-carbohydrate-high-fat (HCHF) diet until six months. Then responses in plasma glucagon concentrations and glucagon ratios relative to previously reported values for insulin, glucose and lactate were determined after intravenous bolus injections of glucose or propionate (fed and 2-days fasting state)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673926/the-investigations-of-genetic-determinants-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Behdokht Fathi Dizaji
Metabolic syndrome is the aggregation of cardiovascular risk factors that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Family and twin studies, heritability spectrum for its components and different prevalence among ethnicities, have provided genetic susceptibility to the metabolic syndrome. The investigations of genetic base for the disorder have recognized numerous chromosomes, various DNA polymorphisms in candidate genes and many gene variants, that are associated with metabolic syndrome as an entity or its traits, which mostly are related to lipid metabolism...
April 11, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673869/process-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-a-continuous-pharmaceutical-twin-screw-granulation-and-drying-process-using-multivariate-data-analysis
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A F Silva, J Vercruysse, C Vervaet, J P Remon, J A Lopes, T De Beer, M C Sarraguça
The present study aims at acquiring an in-depth process knowledge about a twin-screw granulation and fluid bed drying process performed on the commercially available continuous line. Batch Statistical Process Monitoring (BSPM) principles are used to describe and monitor the variables with a relevant time-related trajectory. The continuous granulator operates in a truly continuous manner and variables logged by this unit do not present time-relevant features. On the other hand, the fluid bed dryer is divided in six identical cells, which are sequentially filled and discharged, ensuring a continuous flow of material...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673331/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-preterm-birth-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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Peter Wagura, Aggrey Wasunna, Ahmed Laving, Dalton Wamalwa, Paul Ng'ang'a
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization estimates the prevalence of preterm birth to be 5-18% across 184 countries of the world. Statistics from countries with reliable data show that preterm birth is on the rise. About a third of neonatal deaths are directly attributed to prematurity and this has hindered the achievement of Millennium Development Goal-4 target. Locally, few studies have looked at the prevalence of preterm delivery and factors associated with it. This study determined the prevalence of preterm birth and the factors associated with preterm delivery at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya...
April 19, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673098/wilkie-s-syndrome-in-monozygotic-twins-treated-by-3-d-laparoscopic-duodenojejunostomy
#14
Belén Aneiros Castro, Indalecio Cano Novillo, Araceli García Vázquez, Rubén Martín Alelu, Andrés Gómez Fraile
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome, also known as Wilkie's syndrome, is a rare cause of proximal duodenum obstruction in children. Here, we describe the first pediatric case of superior mesenteric artery syndrome in monozygotic twin brothers. Both patients underwent 3-D laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy at the same age with an uneventful recovery.
April 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673002/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-maternal-complications-associated-with-hypertensive-disorders-after-36-weeks-gestation-in-uncomplicated-twin-pregnancies-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Ryo Yamamoto, Keisuke Ishii, Haruka Muto, Shiyo Ota, Haruna Kawaguchi, Shusaku Hayashi, Nobuaki Mitsuda
AIM: To elucidate the incidence of and risk factors for severe hypertensive disorders (HD) and related maternal complications in uncomplicated twin pregnancies that reached 36 weeks' gestation. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of twin pregnancies delivered after 36 weeks' gestation. Cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome, twin anemia-polycythemia sequence, malformed fetuses, monoamniotic twins, selective reduction, fetal therapy and HD or fetal death before 35 weeks' gestation were excluded...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672232/a-multimethodological-study-of-preschoolers-preferences-for-aggressive-television-and-video-games
#16
Matthew R Jamnik, Lisabeth F DiLalla
The association between aggressive media and related behavior is complicated, and the role of underlying genetics has not been adequately explored. A better understanding of the role of genetics on the relationship between aggressive media and behavior, especially in young children, is critical. Using a twin/triplets sample (N = 184 children), the authors investigated the association between preschoolers' preferred media choices and their aggressive behaviors. A multimeasure methodology was utilized, examining children's reports of their preferred media games and shows, observed child negativity and aggression in the lab, and parent reports of their own and their children's aggressive behaviors...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671107/the-etiology-of-congenital-scoliosis-genetic-vs-environmental-a-report-of-three-monozygotic-twin-cases
#17
REVIEW
Woojin Cho, Nicholas Shepard, Vincent Arlet
PURPOSE: To describe the presence of congenital scoliosis in a genetically identical population as it relates to the possible genetic vs. environmental etiologic factors. METHODS: The authors describe three cases of congenital scoliosis in monozygotic twins. The first pair includes two 4-year-old girls presenting with mirror curves, one of whom had an associated stage I Chiari malformation. The second pair is a 4-year-old girl who presented with thoracic scoliosis, a T10-11 hemivertebra, and multilevel failure of segmentation in the lumbar spine whose identical sibling is unaffected...
April 18, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670836/construction-and-development-of-a-cardiac-tissue-specific-and-hypoxia-inducible-expression-vector
#18
Shahrooz Ghaderi, Neda Alidadiani, Jafar Soleimani Rad, Hamid Reza Heidari, Nafi Dilaver, Behzad Mansoori, Reza Rhabarghazi, Rezayat Parvizi, Vahid Khaze Shahgoli, Behzad Baradaran
Purpose: Cardiovascular gene therapy is a sophisticated approach, thanks to the safety of vectors, stable transgene expression, delivery method, and different layers of the heart. To date, numerous expression vectors have been introduced in biotechnology and biopharmacy industries in relation to genetic manipulation. Despite the rapid growth of these modalities, they must be intelligently designed, addressing the cardiac-specific transgene expression and less side effects. Herein, we conducted a pilot project aiming to design a cardiac-specific hypoxia-inducible expression cassette...
March 2018: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670599/volatiles-mediated-interactions-between-aspergillus-oryzae-strains-modulate-morphological-transition-and-exometabolomes
#19
Digar Singh, Choong H Lee
Notwithstanding its mitosporic nature, an improbable morpho-transformation state i. e., sclerotial development (SD), is vaguely known in Aspergillus oryzae . Nevertheless an intriguing phenomenon governing mold's development and stress response, the effects of exogenous factors engendering SD, especially the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) mediated interactions (VMI) pervasive in microbial niches have largely remained unexplored. Herein, we examined the effects of intra-species VMI on SD in A. oryzae RIB 40, followed by comprehensive analyses of associated growth rates, pH alterations, biochemical phenotypes, and exometabolomes...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670260/familial-clustering-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-via-shared-environment-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2012
#20
Namki Hong, Young Ki Lee, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Familial correlation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration (25(OH)D) was reported in twin- or parent-offspring studies. However, data on relative contribution of environmental factors on familial clustering of 25(OH)D in extended families are limited. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We performed cross-sectional study using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2008-2012. Familial correlations of 25(OH)D were estimated in 28,551 subjects from 10,882 families...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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