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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734235/characterization-of-cognitive-performance-and-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-htlv-1
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Liliana Raulino Goncalves, Leopoldo Nelson Fernandes Barbosa, Paula Machado Ribeiro Magalhaes, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cognitive alterations among patients with HTLV-1, ascertain what is associated with these alterations and evaluate these patients' quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Patients infected by HTLV-1 who were seen at the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital from March 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire and the Mini-Mental State Examination, Color Trails Test, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF36) were used...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731870/the-association-of-cognitive-reserve-in-chronic-phase-functional-and-neuropsychological-outcomes-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jacob B Leary, Grace Y Kim, Catherine L Bradley, Uzma Z Hussain, Maryanne Sacco, Martha Bernad, John Collins, John Dsurney, Leighton Chan
OBJECTIVE: Examine the association of cognitive reserve (CR) factors (estimated premorbid intelligence quotient [IQ], years of education, and occupational attainment) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity with functional and neuropsychological outcomes 1 to 5 years following TBI. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with mild (N = 58), moderate (N = 25), or severe (N = 17) TBI. MAIN MEASURES: Cognitive reserve factors (estimated premorbid IQ, years of education, and occupational attainment); neuropsychological test battery; Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended; Short Form-36 Health Survey...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731452/temporal-order-of-alzheimer-s-disease-related-cognitive-marker-changes-in-blsa-and-wrap-longitudinal-studies
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Murat Bilgel, Rebecca L Koscik, Yang An, Jerry L Prince, Susan M Resnick, Sterling C Johnson, Bruno M Jedynak
Investigation of the temporal trajectories of currently used neuropsychological tests is critical to identifying earliest changing measures on the path to dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). We used the Progression Score (PS) method to characterize the temporal trajectories of measures of verbal memory, executive function, attention, processing speed, language, and mental status using data spanning normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and AD from 1,661 participants with a total of 7,839 visits (age at last visit 77...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731266/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study-of-the-effects-of-levetiracetam-on-cognition-mood-and-balance-in-healthy-older-adults
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Mike R Schoenberg, Ruba S Rum, Katie E Osborn, Mary Ann Werz
OBJECTIVE: The cognitive and mood effects of levetiracetam (LEV) in older adults are not known. This study compared the cognitive and mood effects of LEV to placebo in healthy older adults. METHODS: Cognitive, mood, and balance variables were compared between LEV and placebo using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study with two 5-week treatment periods. Healthy volunteers (n = 20) aged 65-80 (mean age 72.4) received either LEV or placebo in which the LEV target dose was 1,000 mg/day...
July 21, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728364/growth-rate-carcass-characteristics-and-meat-quality-of-growing-lambs-fed-buckwheat-or-maize-silage
#5
Gurhan Keles, Veli Kocaman, Ahmet Onder Ustundag, Asli Zungur, Mursel Ozdogan
Objective: This study evaluated inclusion of buckwheat silage to the diet of growing lambs in terms of meat quality as compared to maize silage. Methods: Buckwheat, rich in total phenols (TP, 33 g/kg dry matter (DM)) harvested at the end of the milk stage and ensiled in 40 kg plastic bags after wilting (294 g/kg silage DM). A total of 18 growing lambs were individually fed isonitrogenous and isoenergetic total mixed rations (TMR) for 75 d that either contains buckwheat or maize silage at DM proportions of 0...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728098/longitudinal-study-of-religiosity-and-mental-health-of-adolescents-with-psychiatric-problems-the-trails-study
#6
W van der Jagt-Jelsma, M de Vries-Schot, P Scheepers, P A M van Deurzen, H Klip, J K Buitelaar
PURPOSE: This study used longitudinal data to examine the influence of the religiosity of pre-adolescents with psychiatric problems on the course of mental health during adolescence. METHODS: In the TRAILS clinical cohort of 543 pre-adolescents (10-12 years), mental health problems were assessed using self-report at baseline, T2 (12-14 years), T3 (14-17 years), and T4 (17-21 years). The Youth Self Report (YSR) was used at baseline, T2, and T3, and the Adult Self Report (ASR) was used at T4...
June 15, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727820/active-hexose-correlated-compound-enhances-extrinsic-pathway-mediated-apoptosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemic-cells
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Kavin Fatehchand, Ramasamy Santhanam, Brenda Shen, Ericka L Erickson, Shalini Gautam, Saranya Elavazhagan, Xiaokui Mo, Tesfaye Belay, Susheela Tridandapani, Jonathan P Butchar
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) has been shown to have many immunostimulatory and anti-cancer activities in mice and in humans. As a natural product, AHCC has potential to create safer adjuvant therapies in cancer patients. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the least curable and second-most common leukemia in adults. AML is especially terminal to those over 60 years old, where median survival is only 5 to 10 months, due to inability to receive intensive chemotherapy. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AHCC on AML cells both in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727210/thermal-affinity-as-the-dominant-factor-changing-mediterranean-fish-abundances
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Or Givan, Dor Edelist, Oren Sonin, Jonathan Belmaker
Recent decades have seen profound changes in species abundance and community composition. In the marine environment, the major anthropogenic drivers of change comprise exploitation, invasion by non-indigenous species, and climate change. However, the magnitude of these stressors has been widely debated and we lack empirical estimates of their relative importance. In this study, we focused on Eastern Mediterranean, a region exposed to an invasion of species of Red Sea origin, extreme climate change, and high fishing pressure...
July 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726492/does-cognition-specific-computer-training-have-better-clinical-outcomes-than-non-specific-computer-training-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ji-Hyuk Park, Jin-Hyuck Park
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between non-specific computer training (NCT) and cognition-specific computer training (CCT). DESIGN: Randomized controlled experimental study. SETTING: Local community welfare center. SUBJECTS: A total of 78 subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were randomly assigned to the NCT ( n = 39) or CCT group ( n = 39). INTERVENTION: The NCT group underwent NCT using Nintendo Wii for improving functional performance, while the CCT group underwent CCT using CoTras for improving function of the cognitive domain specifically...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726307/naturally-occurring-circadian-rhythm-and-sleep-duration-are-related-to-executive-functions-in-early-adulthood
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Liisa Kuula, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Kati Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Johan Gunnar Eriksson, Sture Andersson, Aulikki Lano, Jari Lahti, Dieter Wolke, Katri Räikkönen
Experimental sleep deprivation studies suggest that insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment associates with poorer executive function. It is not known whether this association translates to naturally occurring sleep patterns. A total of 512 of full-term-born members of the Arvo Ylppö Longitudinal Study [mean age = 25.3, standard deviation (SD) = 0.65] (44.3% men) wore actigraphs to define sleep duration, its irregularity and circadian rhythm (sleep mid-point) during a 1-week period (mean 6.9 nights, SD = 1...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722315/association-between-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-and-executive-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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S Murata, R Sawa, N Nakatsu, T Saito, T Sugimoto, R Nakamura, S Misu, Y Ueda, R Ono
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of chronic musculoskeletal pain with executive function in community-dwelling older adults. METHOD: This cross-sectional study recruited 234 community-dwelling older adults in Japan (mean age: 72.7, women: 62.8%). Chronic musculoskeletal pain was defined as having moderate or more severe pain lasting ≥ 3 months. Executive function was assessed using the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), Trail Making Test (TMT) parts A and B, Letter Verbal Fluency Test (LVFT) and Category Verbal Fluency Test (CVFT)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720906/trail-tnf-related-apoptosis-inducing-ligand-induces-an-inflammatory-response-in-human-adipocytes
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Verena Zoller, Jan-Bernd Funcke, Julian Roos, Meike Dahlhaus, Muad Abd El Hay, Karlheinz Holzmann, Ralf Marienfeld, Thomas Kietzmann, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Martin Wabitsch, Pamela Fischer-Posovszky
High serum concentrations of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a member of the tumor necrosis factor protein family, are found in patients with increased BMI and serum lipid levels. In a model of murine obesity, both the expression of TRAIL and its receptor (TRAIL-R) is elevated in adipose tissue. Accordingly, TRAIL has been proposed as an important mediator of adipose tissue inflammation and obesity-associated diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate if TRAIL regulates inflammatory processes at the level of the adipocyte...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718755/preliminary-evidence-for-the-effects-of-aging-and-multiple-sclerosis-on-cognitive-performance-an-analysis-based-on-effect-size-estimates
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Rachel E Bollaert, Julia M Balto, Brian M Sandroff, Gioella Chaparro, Manuel E Hernandez, Robert W Motl
Background/Study Context: Although cognitive impairment is common in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), there are limited data on older adults with MS. The current pilot study involved a preliminary examination of cognitive impairments across a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment in older adults with MS compared with older adults without MS. METHODS: Twenty older adults with MS and 20 older adults without MS (≥60 years of age) underwent cognitive assessments, including the Trail Making Test (TMT) and the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)...
July 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718726/effects-of-the-notch1-signaling-pathway-on-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#14
Yun Zeng, Bijian Yin, Xinwei Wang, Guohao Xia, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the Notch1 signaling pathway on human lung cancer A549 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were transfected with recombinant plasmids. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. A tumor-bearing mouse model was established for intratumoral gene injection. Apoptosis-related factors were detected by immunohistochemical assay. Caspase-8, caspase-3, caspase-9, PI3K, pAkt and pSTAT3 expressions were detected by Western blotting...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717244/trail-regulatory-receptors-constrain-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-apoptosis
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Harsimran D Singh, Itziar Otano, Krista Rombouts, Kasha P Singh, Dimitra Peppa, Upkar S Gill, Katrin Böttcher, Patrick T F Kennedy, Jude Oben, Massimo Pinzani, Henning Walczak, Giuseppe Fusai, William M C Rosenberg, Mala K Maini
The TRAIL pathway can mediate apoptosis of hepatic stellate cells to promote the resolution of liver fibrosis. However, TRAIL has the capacity to bind to regulatory receptors in addition to death-inducing receptors; their differential roles in liver fibrosis have not been investigated. Here we have dissected the contribution of regulatory TRAIL receptors to apoptosis resistance in primary human hepatic stellate cells (hHSC). hHSC isolated from healthy margins of liver resections from different donors expressed variable levels of TRAIL-R2/3/4 (but negligible TRAIL-R1) ex vivo and after activation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716733/ml327-induces-apoptosis-and-sensitizes-ewing-sarcoma-cells-to-tnf-related-apoptosis-inducing-ligand
#16
Eric J Rellinger, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Jingbo Qiao, Andrew Appert, Alex G Waterson, Craig W Lindsley, R Daniel Beauchamp, Dai H Chung
Ewing sarcomas are rare mesenchymal-derived bone and soft tissue tumors in children. Afflicted children with distant metastases have poor survival despite aggressive therapeutics. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in epithelial carcinomas is associated with loss of E-cadherin and resistance to apoptosis. ML327 is a novel small molecule that we have previously shown to reverse epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition features in both epithelial and neural crest-derived cancers. Herein, we sought to evaluate the effects of ML327 on mesenchymal-derived Ewing sarcoma cells, hypothesizing that ML327 initiates growth arrest and sensitizes to TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715876/combining-trail-and-liquiritin-exerts-synergistic-effects-against-human-gastric-cancer-cells-and-xenograft-in-nude-mice-through-potentiating-apoptosis-and-ros-generation
#17
Rui Xie, Cheng-Cheng Gao, Xiao-Zhong Yang, Shang-Nong Wu, Hong-Gang Wang, Jia-Ling Zhang, Wei Yan, Tian-Heng Ma
Gastric cancer is one of the most factors, leading to cancer-related death worldwide. However, the therapies to prevent gastric cancer are still limited and the emergence of drug resistance leads to development of new anti-cancer drugs and combinational chemotherapy regimens. Our study was aimed to explore the anti-gastric cancer effects of liquiritin (LIQ), a major constituent of Glycyrrhiza Radix, which possesses a variety of pharmacological activities. The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) preferentially inhibited tumor cells over other normal cells, when used in alone or in combination...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714969/endothelial-notch-signalling-limits-angiogenesis-via-control-of-artery-formation
#18
Sana S Hasan, Roman Tsaryk, Martin Lange, Laura Wisniewski, John C Moore, Nathan D Lawson, Karolina Wojciechowska, Hans Schnittler, Arndt F Siekmann
Angiogenic sprouting needs to be tightly controlled. It has been suggested that the Notch ligand dll4 expressed in leading tip cells restricts angiogenesis by activating Notch signalling in trailing stalk cells. Here, we show using live imaging in zebrafish that activation of Notch signalling is rather required in tip cells. Notch activation initially triggers expression of the chemokine receptor cxcr4a. This allows for proper tip cell migration and connection to the pre-existing arterial circulation, ultimately establishing functional arterial-venous blood flow patterns...
July 17, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714798/foot-rollover-temporal-parameters-during-walking-straight-ahead-and-stepping-over-obstacles-obese-and-non-obese-postmenopausal-women
#19
David Silva, Ronaldo Gabriel, Helena Moreira, João Abrantes, Aurélio Faria
The aim of this study was to compare the temporal foot rollover data between walking straight ahead and stepping over obstacles for obese and non-obese postmenopausal women. Plantar pressure data were collected from 67 women. The initial, final, and duration of contact of 10 foot areas were measured. Both limbs of both groups showed a longer foot contact duration on the obstacle task. Significant temporal differences were found for both groups between straight ahead and crossing obstacles on the initial, final, and duration of contact for several foot areas...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714719/temporal-ventriloquism-effect-in-european-starlings-evidence-for-two-parallel-processing-pathways
#20
Gesa Feenders, Yoko Kato, Katharina M Borzeszkowski, Georg M Klump
The brain constantly has to interpret stimuli from a range of modalities originating from the same or different objects to create unambiguous percepts. The mechanisms of such multisensory processing have been intensely studied with respect to the time window of integration or the effect of spatial separation. However, the neural mechanisms remain elusive with respect to the role of alerting effects and multisensory integration. We addressed this issue by choosing a test paradigm where we could manipulate potentially alerting stimuli and simultaneously activating stimuli independently: We measured the temporal ventriloquism effect in European starlings by using the temporal order judgment paradigm with subjects judging the temporal order of the lighting of 2 spatially separated lights...
August 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
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