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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907833/development-of-a-scale-to-evaluate-young-children-s-responses-to-uncertainty-and-low-environmental-structure
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Amanda L Sanchez, Danielle Cornacchio, Tommy Chou, Ovsanna Leyfer, Stefany Coxe, Donna Pincus, Jonathan S Comer
Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU), defined as the dispositional interpretation of uncertain or ambiguous events as stressful and problematic, has been linked to excessive worry and other anxiety-related problems in adults and youth. IU has been conceptualized as a vulnerability factor for excessive worry and anxiety, but the historical absence of a supported measure of IU in young children has hampered longitudinal research needed to evaluate temporal relationships between IU and anxiety and the differential developmental pathways of IU leading to different anxiety disorders and depression...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893225/correction-to-fossati-et-al-2016
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Reports an error in "Profiling Pathological Narcissism According to DSM-5 Domains and Traits: A Study on Consecutively Admitted Italian Psychotherapy Patients" by Andrea Fossati, Antonella Somma, Serena Borroni, Aaron L. Pincus, Kristian E. Markon and Robert F. Krueger (Psychological Assessment, Advanced Online Publication, Jun 23, 2016, np). In the original article, several values were reversed and the mean was misreported in Table 2. The corrected Table 2 is provided in the erratum. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-31181-001...
November 28, 2016: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869467/how-the-social-ecology-and-social-situation-shape-individuals-affect-valence-and-arousal
#3
Nina Vogel, Nilam Ram, David E Conroy, Aaron L Pincus, Denis Gerstorf
Many theories highlight the role social contexts play in shaping affective experience. However, little is known about how individuals' social environments influence core affect on short time-scales (e.g., hours). Using experience sampling data from the iSAHIB, wherein 150 adults aged 18 to 89 years reported on 64,213 social interactions (average 6.92 per day, SD = 2.85) across 9 weeks of daily life, we examined how 4 features of individuals' social ecology (between-person differences) and immediate social situations (within-person changes) were associated with core affect-valence and arousal-and how those associations differ with age...
November 21, 2016: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855541/relaxation-induced-anxiety-effects-of-peak-and-trajectories-of-change-on-treatment-outcome-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Michelle G Newman, Lucas S Lafreniere, Nicholas C Jacobson
OBJECTIVE: Evidence is mixed regarding whether relaxation-induced anxiety (RIA) impedes relaxation training (RT) efficacy. Unlike past studies that averaged RIA across sessions, we examined peak RIA, change in RIA level across sessions, and timing of peak RIA with outcome. METHOD: This was a secondary analysis of Borkovec, Newman, Pincus, and Lytle [2002. A component analysis of cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder and the role of interpersonal problems...
November 18, 2016: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852851/identification-of-human-anti-hiv-gp160-monoclonal-antibodies-that-make-effective-immunotoxins
#5
Seth H Pincus, Kejing Song, Grace A Maresh, Dean H Hamer, Dimiter S Dimitrov, Weizao Chen, Mei-Yun Zhang, Victor F Ghetie, Po-Ying Chan-Hui, James E Robinson, Ellen S Vitetta
: The envelope (Env) glycoprotein of HIV is the only intact viral protein expressed on the surface of both virions and infected cells. Env is the target of neutralizing antibodies (Abs) and has been the subject of intense study in efforts to produce HIV vaccines. Therapeutic anti-Env Abs can also exert antiviral effects via Fc-mediated effector mechanisms or as cytotoxic immunoconjugates, such as immunotoxins (ITs). In the course of screening monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for their ability to deliver cytotoxic agents to infected or Env-transfected cells, we noted disparities in their functional activities...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852349/the-relationship-between-worry-and-dimensions-of-anxiety-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents
#6
Jonathan Rabner, Nicholas D Mian, David A Langer, Jonathan S Comer, Donna Pincus
BACKGROUND: Worry is a common feature across many anxiety disorders. It is important to understand how and when worry presents from childhood to adolescence to prevent long-term negative outcomes. However, most of the existing studies that examine the relationship between worry and anxiety disorders utilize adult samples. AIMS: The present study aimed to assess the level of worry in children and adolescents and how relationships between worry and symptoms of separation anxiety disorder (SAD) and social anxiety disorder (Soc) may present differently at different ages...
November 17, 2016: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842782/narcotic-analgesics-and-common-drugs-of-abuse-clinical-correlations-and-laboratory-assessment
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REVIEW
Martin H Bluth, Matthew R Pincus
Pain management is an evolving discipline. New formulations mature with promises of improved pain control, better dosing, and fewer side effects. These agents also have an equal risk for abuse. Street chemists are adept at manipulating drugs to more potent versions and creating new compositions of matter. The clinical assessment of the patient is paramount to developing an index of suspicion of overdose, toxicity, or illicit drug use; the clinical laboratory can be a resource to support investigations and guide therapy...
December 2016: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837499/commercial-molecular-tests-for-fungal-diagnosis-from-a-practical-point-of-view
#8
Michaela Lackner, Cornelia Lass-Flörl
The increasing interest in molecular diagnostics is a result of tremendously improved knowledge on fungal infections in the past 20 years and the rapid development of new methods, in particular polymerase chain reaction. High expectations have been placed on molecular diagnostics, and the number of laboratories now using the relevant technology is rapidly increasing-resulting in an obvious need for standardization and definition of laboratory organization. In the past 10 years, multiple new molecular tools were marketed for the detection of DNA, antibodies, cell wall components, or other antigens...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831465/dynamic-control-of-hsf1-during-heat-shock-by-a-chaperone-switch-and-phosphorylation
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Xu Zheng, Joanna Krakowiak, Nikit Patel, Ali Beyzavi, Jideofor Ezike, Ahmad S Khalil, David Pincus
Heat shock factor (Hsf1) regulates the expression of molecular chaperones to maintain protein homeostasis. Despite its central role in stress resistance, disease and aging, the mechanisms that control Hsf1 activity remain unresolved. Here we show that in budding yeast, Hsf1 basally associates with the chaperone Hsp70 and this association is transiently disrupted by heat shock, providing the first evidence that a chaperone repressor directly regulates Hsf1 activity. We develop and experimentally validate a mathematical model of Hsf1 activation by heat shock in which unfolded proteins compete with Hsf1 for binding to Hsp70...
November 10, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819470/using-repeated-daily-assessments-to-uncover-oscillating-patterns-and-temporally-dynamic-triggers-in-structures-of-psychopathology-applications-to-the-dsm-5-alternative-model-of-personality-disorders
#10
Michael J Roche, Nicholas C Jacobson, Aaron L Pincus
Articulating an accurate and clinically useful structure of psychopathology is a crucial and difficult task. Dimensions identified through cross-sectional factor analyses are increasingly being linked with temporally dynamic processes of social cognition, emotion regulation, symptom expression, and functional impairment to demonstrate how between-person structures and within-person dynamics can be integrated. The present research considers how structure and processes are integrated in the DSM-5, specifically in the alternative model for personality disorders (AMPD)...
November 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795412/design-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-immunoconjugates-targeting-hiv-gp160
#11
Seth H Pincus, Kejing Song, Grace A Maresh, Anderson Frank, David Worthylake, Hye-Kyung Chung, Patricia Polacino, Dean H Hamer, Cody P Coyne, Michael G Rosenblum, John W Marks, Gang Chen, Deborah Weiss, Victor Ghetie, Ellen S Vitetta, James E Robinson, Shiu-Lok Hu
: The envelope (Env) glycoprotein of HIV is expressed on the surface of productively-infected cells, and can be used as a target for cytotoxic immunoconjugates (ICs), in which cell-killing moieties including toxins, drugs, or radionuclides are chemically or genetically linked to monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) or other targeting ligands. Such ICs could be used to eliminate persistent reservoirs of HIV infection. We have found that MAbs which bind to the external loop of gp41, e.g MAb 7B2, make highly effective ICs, particularly when used in combination with soluble CD4...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788357/uncovering-the-dark-energy-of-aging
#12
Simon Melov
A medically relevant understanding of aging requires an appreciation for how time degrades specific, healthy features of individual organisms over the course of their lives. Zach Pincus and colleagues make a key step in this direction, using C. elegans as a model system.
October 26, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762207/information-technology-in-rheumatology
#13
Theodore Pincus, Juergen Braun, Arthur Kavanaugh, Angelo Ravelli, Josef S Smolen
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September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762206/electronic-erapid3-routine-assessment-of-patient-index-data-opportunities-and-complexities
#14
Theodore Pincus
RAPID3 (routine assessment of patient index data) is an index found within a multi-dimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ) for routine clinical care, composed only of 3 self-report scores for physical function, pain, and patient global estimate, each scored 0-10, for a total of 0-30. RAPID3 is correlated significantly with DAS28 (Disease Activity Score) and CDAI (Clinical Disease Activity Index), and distinguishes active from control treatments as efficiently as these indices in clinical trials involving adalimumab, abatacept, certolizumab, infliximab, and rituximab...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762195/electronic-multidimensional-health-assessment-questionnaire-emdhaq-past-present-and-future-of-a-proposed-single-data-management-system-for-clinical-care-research-quality-improvement-and-monitoring-of-long-term-outcomes
#15
Theodore Pincus
An MDHAQ/RAPID3 (multidimensional health assessment questionnaire/routine assessment of patient index data) was developed from the HAQ over 25 years, based on observations made from completion by every patient (with all diagnoses) at every routine rheumatology visit since 1980. Modification of the HAQ was viewed as similar to improving a laboratory test, with a primary focus on clinical value for diagnosis, prognosis, and/or management, as well as feasibility for minimal effect on clinical workflow. Rigorous attention, was also directed to validity, reliability, other methodologic and technological considerations, but after clinical value and feasibility were established...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749468/chronic-pain-patients-perceptions-of-their-future-a-verbal-fluency-task
#16
Adina C Rusu, Tamar Pincus
Depression is a common feature of chronic pain, but the content of depressed cognitions in groups with chronic pain may be qualitatively different from other depressed groups. Future thinking has been extensively studied in depressed population, however, to our knowledge this is the first study to investigate future thinking, using a verbal fluency task, in chronic pain. This study investigated the content of cognitions about the future, which are postulated to be a key mechanism in the development of clinical depression, but have not been studies in groups with chronic pain...
October 1, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733629/identification-of-burkholderia-and-uncommon-glucose-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacilli-isolated-from-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
#17
Rongpong Plongla, Theofano Panagea, David H Pincus, Melissa C Jones, Peter H Gilligan
Environmental glucose non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa are frequently isolated from respiratory specimens of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) (1).….
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720632/extended-twilight-among-isogenic-c-%C3%A2-elegans-causes-a-disproportionate-scaling-between-lifespan-and-health
#18
William B Zhang, Drew B Sinha, William E Pittman, Erik Hvatum, Nicholas Stroustrup, Zachary Pincus
Although many genetic factors and lifestyle interventions are known to affect the mean lifespan of animal populations, the physiological variation displayed by individuals across their lifespans remains largely uncharacterized. Here, we use a custom culture apparatus to continuously monitor five aspects of aging physiology across hundreds of isolated Caenorhabditis elegans individuals kept in a constant environment from hatching until death. Aggregating these measurements into an overall estimate of senescence, we find two chief differences between longer- and shorter-lived individuals...
October 26, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697929/a-human-in-vitro-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-muscle-formation-and-contractility
#19
Alexander P Nesmith, Matthew A Wagner, Francesco S Pasqualini, Blakely B O'Connor, Mark J Pincus, Paul R August, Kevin Kit Parker
Tongue weakness, like all weakness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), occurs as a result of contraction-induced muscle damage and deficient muscular repair. Although membrane fragility is known to potentiate injury in DMD, whether muscle stem cells are implicated in deficient muscular repair remains unclear. We hypothesized that DMD myoblasts are less sensitive to cues in the extracellular matrix designed to potentiate structure-function relationships of healthy muscle. To test this hypothesis, we drew inspiration from the tongue and engineered contractile human muscle tissues on thin films...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668948/improving-access-to-effective-care-for-people-with-mental-health-and-substance-use-disorders
#20
James Knickman, Ranga Krishnan, Harold Pincus
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October 25, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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