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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926308/neuropsychological-differences-between-men-and-women-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Joseph J Ryan, Laura Glass Umfleet, David S Kreiner, Amanda M Fuller, Anthony M Paolo
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that men and women with Alzheimer's disease (AD) at comparable levels of global cognitive impairment perform differently on neuropsychological measures. Such differences may have practical implications for designing cognitive interventions that address symptoms of dementia. METHODS: We compared men (n = 86) and women (n = 96) with AD on tests of immediate and delayed prose memory, verbal fluency, semantic fluency, semantic memory, and confrontation naming...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902010/posterior-amorphous-corneal-dystrophy-associated-with-keratoglobus-a-case-report
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Jonathan Fay, Alexandra A Herzlich, George J Florakis
PURPOSE: Posterior amorphous corneal dystrophy (PACD) is a rare disorder characterized by sheet-like opacification of the posterior corneal stroma, corneal thinning, and decreased corneal curvature. It is not known to be associated with progressive corneal ectasia. In this report, we examine the course of a patient with PACD who developed bilateral keratoglobus-type corneal ectasia. METHODS: The clinical history of a single patient is reviewed from birth through age 15...
September 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758317/eccrine-chromhidrosis-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Jong G Park, Neil S Prose, Reed Garza
Eccrine chromhidrosis can occur secondary to hyperbilirubinemia. We report an adolescent with sickle cell disease who presented with eccrine chromhidrosis on his palmar and plantar surfaces. He had extremely high levels of conjugated bilirubin but no fever. This is the youngest known reported patient with eccrine chromhidrosis and the first in a patient with sickle cell disease.
July 30, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754599/bioassays-to-evaluate-non-contact-spatial-repellency-contact-irritancy-and-acute-toxicity-of-permethrin-treated-clothing-against-nymphal-ixodes-scapularis-ticks
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Lars Eisen, Dominic Rose, Robert Prose, Nicole E Breuner, Marc C Dolan, Karen Thompson, Neeta Connally
Summer-weight clothing articles impregnated with permethrin are available as a personal protective measure against human-biting ticks in the United States. However, very few studies have addressed the impact of contact with summer-weight permethrin-treated textiles on tick vigor and behavior. Our aim was to generate new knowledge of how permethrin-treated textiles impact nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks, the primary vectors in the eastern United States of the causative agents of Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, and human babesiosis...
July 1, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750892/getting-poetic-with-data-using-poetry-to-disseminate-the-first-person-voices-of-parents-of-children-with-a-disability
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Bernie Carter, Caroline Sanders, Lucy Bray
OBJECTIVE: This paper considers the limitations of traditional prose-based approaches to research dissemination and explores the potential merits and tensions in adopting a poetic approach to disseminate participants' experiences and perspectives. DISCUSSION: Drawing on our experience of using I-poetry to create first-person poems from our research data we discuss the attractiveness of the subjective, expressive and relational opportunities of poetry, and its ability to compress experience and create emotional connections and evoke emotion...
July 4, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749897/role-of-scleral-contact-lenses-in-management-of-coexisting-keratoconus-and-stevens-johnson-syndrome
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Varsha M Rathi, Mukesh Taneja, Srikanth Dumpati, Preeji S Mandathara, Virender S Sangwan
PURPOSE: To report the rare coexistence of keratoconus and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) managed with scleral contact lenses (ScCLs). METHODS: This is a retrospective case series. Five patients (9 eyes) who had coexisting SJS and corneal ectasia were identified from the database during the 2-year period. Diagnosis of SJS was based on a positive history of drug reactions, signs of ocular surface disease, and the presence of keratinization of lid margins. Keratoconus was diagnosed by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734592/publishing-with-objective-charisma-breaking-science-s-paradox
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Zoë A Doubleday, Sean D Connell
Good writing takes time, but in a research environment where speed is master, is it a superfluous pursuit? Scientists spend most of their working life writing, yet our writing style obstructs its key purpose: communication. We advocate more accessible prose that boosts the influence of our publications. For those who change, the proof of their success will be science that is read, understood, and remembered.
July 19, 2017: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700776/the-linear-nail-streak-a-lesson-in-cultural-humility
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Neil S Prose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608756/effects-of-omalizumab-on-rhinovirus-infections-illnesses-and-exacerbations-of-asthma
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Ann Esquivel, William W Busse, Agustin Calatroni, Alkis G Togias, Kristine G Grindle, Yury A Bochkov, Rebecca S Gruchalla, Meyer Kattan, Carolyn M Kercsmar, G Khurana Hershey, Haejin Kim, Petra Lebeau, Andrew H Liu, Stanley J Szefler, Stephen J Teach, Joseph B West, Jeremy Wildfire, Jacqueline A Pongracic, James E Gern
RATIONALE: Allergic inflammation has been linked to increased susceptibility to viral illnesses, but it is unclear whether this association is causal. OBJECTIVE: To test whether omalizumab treatment to reduce IgE would shorten the frequency and duration of rhinovirus illnesses in children with allergic asthma. METHODS: The Preventative Omalizumab or Step-up Therapy for Severe Fall Exacerbations (PROSE) was a study of children with allergic asthma (6-17 years, n=478) from low-income census tracts in 8 U...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583359/narrative-and-natural-history-in-the-eighteenth-century
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Mary Terrall
In the eighteenth century, natural histories of animals incorporated narratives about animal behaviour and narratives of discovery and experimentation. Naturalists used first-person accounts to link the stories of their scientific investigations to the stories of the animal lives they were studying. Understanding nature depended on narratives that shifted back and forth in any given text between animal and human, and between individual cases and generalizations about species. This paper explores the uses of narrative through examples from the work of René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur and Abraham Trembley...
April 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558859/acute-memory-and-psychotomimetic-effects-of-cannabis-and-tobacco-both-joint-and-individually-a-placebo-controlled-trial
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C Hindocha, T P Freeman, J X Xia, N D C Shaban, H V Curran
BACKGROUND: Cannabis and tobacco have contrasting cognitive effects. Smoking cannabis with tobacco is prevalent in many countries and although this may well influence cognitive and mental health outcomes, the possibility has rarely been investigated in human experimental psychopharmacological research. METHOD: The individual and interactive effects of cannabis and tobacco were evaluated in 24 non-dependent cannabis and tobacco smokers in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, 2 (cannabis, placebo) × 2 (tobacco, placebo) crossover design...
May 31, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542033/utility-of-prose-device-in-the-management-of-complex-oculoplastic-pathology
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Stacy M Scofield-Kaplan, Kristen E Dunbar, Ashley A Campbell, Michael Kazim
PURPOSE: To describe the use of Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) device in the management of complex oculoplastic pathology. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of individuals over 18 years of age who were referred and successfully fit with the PROSE scleral device between January 1995 and June 2015. RESULTS: Nine cases were identified that had complex oculoplastic disease and severe corneal surface disease...
May 24, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510740/propofol-based-anaesthesia-versus-sevoflurane-based-anaesthesia-for-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-results-of-the-vapor-1-randomized-controlled-trial
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G J Nieuwenhuijs-Moeke, V B Nieuwenhuijs, M A J Seelen, S P Berger, M C van den Heuvel, J G M Burgerhof, P J Ottens, R J Ploeg, H G D Leuvenink, M M R F Struys
Background: Kidney transplantation is associated with harmful processes affecting the viability of the graft. One of these processes is associated with the phenomenon of ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Anaesthetic conditioning is a widely described strategy to attenuate ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We therefore conducted the Volatile Anaesthetic Protection of Renal Transplants-1 trial, a pilot project evaluating the influence of two anaesthetic regimens, propofol- vs sevoflurane-based anaesthesia, on biochemical and clinical outcomes in living donor kidney transplantation...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429529/impaired-left-atrial-function-predicts-inappropriate-shocks-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-candidates
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Susumu Tao, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Luisa A Ciuffo, Kihei Yoneyama, Joao A C Lima, Terry F Frank, Robert G Weiss, Gordon F Tomaselli, Katherine C Wu
INTRODUCTION: Inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, commonly caused by atrial fibrillation (AF), are associated with an increased mortality. Because impaired left atrial (LA) function predicts development of AF, we hypothesized that impaired LA function predicts inappropriate shocks beyond a history of AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively analyzed the association between LA function and incident inappropriate shocks in primary prevention ICD candidates...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388657/clinical-decision-tool-for-crt-p-vs-crt-d-implantation-findings-from-prose-icd
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Victor Nauffal, Yiyi Zhang, Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, John Rickard, Joseph E Marine, Barbara Butcher, Sanaz Norgard, Timm-Michael Dickfeld, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Eliseo Guallar, Gordon F Tomaselli, Alan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices reduce mortality through pacing-induced cardiac resynchronization and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Whether certain factors can predict if patients will benefit more from implantation of CRT pacemakers (CRT-P) or CRT defibrillators (CRT-D) remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We followed 305 primary prevention CRT-D recipients for the two primary outcomes of HF hospitalization and ICD therapy for VAs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373557/quantitative-criticism-of-literary-relationships
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Joseph P Dexter, Theodore Katz, Nilesh Tripuraneni, Tathagata Dasgupta, Ajay Kannan, James A Brofos, Jorge A Bonilla Lopez, Lea A Schroeder, Adriana Casarez, Maxim Rabinovich, Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, Pramit Chaudhuri
Authors often convey meaning by referring to or imitating prior works of literature, a process that creates complex networks of literary relationships ("intertextuality") and contributes to cultural evolution. In this paper, we use techniques from stylometry and machine learning to address subjective literary critical questions about Latin literature, a corpus marked by an extraordinary concentration of intertextuality. Our work, which we term "quantitative criticism," focuses on case studies involving two influential Roman authors, the playwright Seneca and the historian Livy...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366677/change-in-vault-during-scleral-lens-trials-assessed-with-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
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Varsha M Rathi, Preeji S Mandathara, Srikanth Dumpati, Virender S Sangwan
PURPOSE: To assess the change in vault during scleral lens fitting with anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: This study comprised of patients who had AS-OCT performed after 1h and 4h of scleral lens wear (PROSE, prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem, Boston Foundation for Sight, Needham Heights, MA, USA). Vault was measured on AS-OCT as the distance between the front surface of the cornea in the center and the back surface of the scleral lens...
March 30, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295635/quality-of-life-and-handling-experience-with-the-prose-device-an-indian-scenario
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Pradipta Bhattacharya, Rajeswari Mahadevan
BACKGROUND: PROSE (prosthetic replacement of ocular surface ecosystem) device is a custom-designed, corneal vaulting scleral contact lens, which is used in the treatment of irregular corneal conditions to improve vision and comfort. The present study aimed at assessing the success of the PROSE device in an Indian scenario in terms of change in quality of life and to understand the handling issues related to the device use. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects with various irregular corneal conditions meeting the inclusion criteria were included in the study...
March 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290764/twelve-week-exercise-influences-memory-complaint-but-not-memory-performance-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Enzo Iuliano, Giovanni Fiorilli, Giovanna Aquino, Alfonso Di Costanzo, Giuseppe Calcagno, Alessandra di Cagno
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different types of exercise on memory performance and memory complaint after 12-week intervention. Eighty community-dwelling volunteers, aged 66.96 ± 11.73 years, were randomly divided into four groups: resistance, cardiovascular, postural and control groups (20 participants for each group). All participants were tested for their cognitive functions before and after their respective 12-weeks intervention using Rey memory words test, Prose memory test, and Memory Complaint Questionnaire (MAC-Q)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287057/verbal-learning-and-memory-enhancement-strategies-in-schizophrenia-a-randomized-controlled-investigation
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Matthew M Kurtz, Christi L Trask, Rachel Rosengard, Simone Hyman, Lisa Kremen, Shyle Mehta, Rachel Olfson, Sam Rispaud, Sofia Zaidman, Jimmy Choi
OBJECTIVES: Verbal episodic memory is a key domain of impairment in people with schizophrenia with close ties to a variety of aspects of functioning and therapeutic treatment response. A randomized, blinded trial of two mnemonic strategies for verbal episodic memory deficits for people with schizophrenia was conducted. METHODS: Sixty-one people with schizophrenia were assigned to one of three experimental conditions: training in a mnemonic strategy that included both visualization and narrative structure (Story Method), a condition in which participants were trained to visualize words interacting with one another (Imagery), or a non-trained control condition in which participants received equivalent exposure to training word lists and other verbal memory assessments administered in the other two conditions, but without provision of any compensatory mnemonic strategy...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
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