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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229310/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-non-24-h-sleep-wake-disorder-in-the-blind
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REVIEW
Jonathan S Emens, Charmane I Eastman
Non-24-h sleep-wake disorder (non-24) is a circadian rhythm disorder occurring in 55-70% of totally blind individuals (those lacking conscious light perception) in which the 24-h biological clock (central, hypothalamic, circadian pacemaker) is no longer synchronized, or entrained, to the 24-h day. Instead, the overt rhythms controlled by the biological clock gradually shift progressively earlier or later (free run) in accordance with the clock's near-24-h period, resulting in a recurrent pattern of daytime hypersomnolence and night-time insomnia...
February 22, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226821/cortical-auditory-evoked-potentials-caeps-represent-neural-cues-relevant-to-pitch-perception
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Xiaochen Zhang, Qin Gong, Tao Zhang, Xiaochen Zhang, Qin Gong, Tao Zhang, Xiaochen Zhang, Tao Zhang, Qin Gong
Components of auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) may represent various aspects of the cortical processing of pitch. However, evidence hints an earlier representation of pitch perception in auditory ERPs of cortical origin. In this study, we examined whether earlier waves in cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs) might reflect pitch-relevant features of both listeners and stimuli. CAEPs were elicited by pure tones and sweeping tones, and individual behavioral performance in pitch discrimination reflected by frequency difference limen (FDL) was also measured...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226411/the-control-of-eye-movements-by-the-cerebellar-nuclei-polysynaptic-projections-from-the-fastigial-interpositus-posterior-and-dentate-nuclei-to-lateral-rectus-motoneurons-in-primates
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Vincent Prevosto, Werner Graf, Gabriella Ugolini
Premotor circuits driving extraocular motoneurons and downstream motor outputs of cerebellar nuclei are well known. However, there is, as yet, no unequivocal account of cerebellar output pathways controlling eye movements in primates. Using retrograde transneuronal transfer of rabies virus from the lateral rectus (LR) eye muscle, we studied polysynaptic pathways to LR motoneurons in primates. Injections were placed either into the central or distal muscle portion, to identify innervation differences of LR motoneurons supplying singly innervated (SIFs) or multiply innervated muscle fibers (MIFs)...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225379/the-presentation-of-a-fussy-infant-with-bruising-late-onset-vitamin-k-deficiency-bleeding
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Katherine Wolpert, Matthew Szadkowski, Michael Miescier, Hilary A Hewes
Vitamin K plays an integral role in the clotting cascade. Deficiency, specifically in vulnerable neonates with insufficient stores, can lead to spontaneous bleeding and devastating effects. In this case, we report a young infant with late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding who did not receive vitamin K prophylaxis after birth. Initially presenting with bruising and fussiness, the patient was later found to have intracerebral hemorrhage with midline shift and uncal herniation. The infant was not a surgical candidate and died shortly thereafter...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223527/ancient-x-chromosomes-reveal-contrasting-sex-bias-in-neolithic-and-bronze-age-eurasian-migrations
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Amy Goldberg, Torsten Günther, Noah A Rosenberg, Mattias Jakobsson
Dramatic events in human prehistory, such as the spread of agriculture to Europe from Anatolia and the late Neolithic/Bronze Age migration from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe, can be investigated using patterns of genetic variation among the people who lived in those times. In particular, studies of differing female and male demographic histories on the basis of ancient genomes can provide information about complexities of social structures and cultural interactions in prehistoric populations. We use a mechanistic admixture model to compare the sex-specifically-inherited X chromosome with the autosomes in 20 early Neolithic and 16 late Neolithic/Bronze Age human remains...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219776/deactivation-in-the-posterior-mid-cingulate-cortex-reflects-perceptual-transitions-during-binocular-rivalry-evidence-from-simultaneous-eeg-fmri
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Abhrajeet Roy, Keith Jamison, Sheng He, Steve Engel, Bin He
Binocular rivalry is a phenomenon in which perception spontaneously shifts between two different images that are dichoptically presented to the viewer. By elucidating the cortical networks responsible for these stochastic fluctuations in perception, we can potentially learn much about the neural correlates of visual awareness. We obtained concurrent EEG-fMRI data for a group of 20 healthy human subjects during the continuous presentation of dichoptic visual stimuli. The two eyes' images were tagged with different temporal frequencies so that eye specific steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) signals could be extracted from the EEG data for direct comparison with changes in fMRI BOLD activity associated with binocular rivalry...
February 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219113/personality-coping-and-social-support-as-predictors-of-long-term-quality-of-life-trajectories-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-protocol-369901-alliance
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Estrella Durá-Ferrandis, Jeanne S Mandelblatt, Jonathan Clapp, George Luta, Leigh Anne Faul, Gretchen Kimmick, Harvey J Cohen, Rachel L Yung, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVE: To determine long-term quality-of-life (QoL) trajectories among breast cancer survivors aged 65+ ("older") evaluating the effects of personality and social support. METHODS: Older women (N = 1280) newly diagnosed with invasive, non-metastatic breast cancer completed baseline assessments. Follow-up data were collected 6 and 12 months later and then annually for up to 7 years (median 4.5 years). QoL was assessed using EORTC-QLQC30 emotional, physical, and cognitive scales...
February 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217877/high-resolution-sequencing-reveals-unexplored-archaeal-diversity-in-freshwater-wetland-soils
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Adrienne B Narrowe, Jordan C Angle, Rebecca A Daly, Kay C Stefanik, Kelly C Wrighton, Christopher S Miller
Despite being key contributors to biogeochemical processes, archaea are frequently outnumbered by bacteria, and consequently are underrepresented in combined molecular surveys. Here, we demonstrate an approach to concurrently survey the archaea alongside the bacteria with high-resolution 16S rRNA gene sequencing, linking these community data to geochemical parameters. We applied this integrated analysis to hydric soils sampled across a model methane-emitting freshwater wetland. Geochemical profiles, archaeal communities, and bacterial communities were independently correlated with soil depth and water cover...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217134/proteasome-activity-profiling-uncovers-alteration-of-catalytic-%C3%AE-2-and-%C3%AE-5-subunits-of-the-stress-induced-proteasome-during-salinity-stress-in-tomato-roots
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Judit Kovács, Péter Poór, Farnusch Kaschani, Balakumaran Chandrasekar, Tram N Hong, Johana C Misas-Villamil, Bo T Xin, Markus Kaiser, Herman S Overkleeft, Irma Tari, Renier A L van der Hoorn
The stress proteasome in the animal kingdom facilitates faster conversion of oxidized proteins during stress conditions by incorporating different catalytic β subunits. Plants deal with similar kind of stresses and also carry multiple paralogous genes encoding for each of the three catalytic β subunits. Here, we investigated the existence of stress proteasomes upon abiotic stress (salt stress) in tomato roots. In contrast to Arabidopsis thaliana, tomato has a simplified proteasome gene set with single genes encoding each β subunit except for two genes encoding β2...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215240/morningness-eveningness-correlates-with-sleep-time-quality-and-hygiene-in-secondary-school-students-a-multilevel-analysis
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Christian Vollmer, Konrad S Jankowski, Juan F Díaz-Morales, Heike Itzek-Greulich, Peter Wüst-Ackermann, Christoph Randler
At the onset of puberty, students shift their sleep to later hours, but school starts early. It is suggested that evening orientation and early school start times do not go well together. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate sleep problems in adolescence, and it was expected that the adolescents' eveningness orientation is associated with many sleep-related problems. Students of secondary education (n = 3201; mean = 13.8 ± 1.8 years) filled out a self-report questionnaire containing measures of morningness-eveningness, sleep time (midpoint of sleep, social "jetlag"), sleep length (on schooldays and on weekends), sleep quality, and sleep hygiene as well as questions on electronic screen media use...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214605/the-effect-of-sitting-and-calf-activity-on-leg-fluid-and-snoring
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Bhajan Singh, Azadeh Yadollahi, Owen Lyons, Hisham Alshaer, T Douglas Bradley
Prolonged sitting may promote leg fluid retention that redistributes to the neck during sleep and contributes to snoring. This could be attenuated by calf activity while sitting. In 16 healthy non-obese subjects we measured leg fluid volume (LFV) below the knees using bioelectrical impedance while sitting for 4h, snoring using a portable BresoDx™ device, and Mallampati grade. Using a double cross-over study design, subjects were randomized to one of two arms and crossed-over one week later: control arm - no calf exercise while sitting; intervention arm - calf contraction against a pedal resistance while sitting...
February 16, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212608/transcriptomic-dynamics-of-breast-cancer-progression-in-the-mmtv-pymt-mouse-model
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Ying Cai, Ruben Nogales-Cadenas, Quanwei Zhang, Jhih-Rong Lin, Wen Zhang, Kelly O'Brien, Cristina Montagna, Zhengdong D Zhang
BACKGROUND: Malignant breast cancer with complex molecular mechanisms of progression and metastasis remains a leading cause of death in women. To improve diagnosis and drug development, it is critical to identify panels of genes and molecular pathways involved in tumor progression and malignant transition. Using the PyMT mouse, a genetically engineered mouse model that has been widely used to study human breast cancer, we profiled and analyzed gene expression from four distinct stages of tumor progression (hyperplasia, adenoma/MIN, early carcinoma and late carcinoma) during which malignant transition occurs...
February 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211649/insufficient-sleep-in-adolescents-causes-and-consequences
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Judith A Owens, Miriam R Weiss
Insufficient sleep poses an important and complicated set of health risks in the adolescent population. Not only is deficient sleep (defined as both sleep duration inadequate to meet sleep needs and sleep timing misaligned with the body's circadian rhythms) at epidemic levels in this population, but the contributing factors are both complex and numerous and there are a myriad of negative physical and mental health, safety and performance consequences. Causes of inadequate sleep identified in this population include internal biological processes such as the normal shift (delay) in circadian rhythm that occurs in association with puberty and a developmentally-based slowing of the "sleep drive", and external factors including extracurricular activities, excessive homework load, evening use of electronic media, caffeine intake and early school start times...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209409/interplay-between-river-dynamics-and-international-borders-the-hirmand-river-between-iran-and-afghanistan
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Saleh Yousefi, Saskia Keesstra, Hamid Reza Pourghasemi, Nicola Surian, Somayeh Mirzaee
Fluvial dynamics in riverine borders can play an important role in political relationships between countries. Rivers move and evolve under the influence of natural processes and external drivers (e.g. land use change in river catchments). The Hirmand River is an important riverine border between Iran and Afghanistan. The present study shows the evolution and lateral shifting of the Hirmand River along the international border (25.6km) over a period of 6 decades (1955-2015). Seven data series of aerial photos, topographic maps and Landsat images were used to analyze land cover and channel changes in the study reach...
February 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209405/insights-of-pb-isotopic-signature-into-the-historical-evolution-and-sources-of-pb-contamination-in-a-sediment-core-of-the-southwestern-iberian-atlantic-shelf
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Mário Mil-Homens, Carlos Vale, Pedro Brito, Filipa Naughton, Teresa Drago, Joana Raimundo, Bárbara Anes, Sabine Schmidt, Miguel Caetano
Stable Pb isotopic ratios and concentrations of Al, Cu and Pb were measured in a 5m long sediment core (VC2B) retrieved at 96m water depth in the southwestern Iberian Atlantic shelf. Five phases during the last 9.5kyrs were identified, two of them (Roman Period and modern mining) marked by a decrease of (206)Pb/(207)Pb ratios reflecting additional inputs of Pb derived from mining activities. The Roman Period was also characterized by high (208)Pb/(206)Pb ratios suggesting the exploitation of the outcropping portion of the orebody intensely weathered when compared with the other formations later mined...
February 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209345/multiobjective-optimization-of-cartilage-stress-for-non-invasive-patient-specific-recommendations-of-high-tibial-osteotomy-correction-angle-a-novel-method-to-investigate-alignment-correction
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Keke Zheng, Corey J Scholes, Junning Chen, David Parker, Qing Li
Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) is a surgical procedure to treat knee osteoarthritis associated with varus deformity. However, the ideal final alignment of the Hip-Knee-Ankle (HKA) angle in the frontal plane, that maximizes procedural success and post-operative knee function, remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to introduce a subject-specific modeling procedure in determining the biomechanical effects of MOWHTO alignment on tibiofemoral cartilage stress distribution...
February 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209133/house-spider-genome-uncovers-evolutionary-shifts-in-the-diversity-and-expression-of-black-widow-venom-proteins-associated-with-extreme-toxicity
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Kerry L Gendreau, Robert A Haney, Evelyn E Schwager, Torsten Wierschin, Mario Stanke, Stephen Richards, Jessica E Garb
BACKGROUND: Black widow spiders are infamous for their neurotoxic venom, which can cause extreme and long-lasting pain. This unusual venom is dominated by latrotoxins and latrodectins, two protein families virtually unknown outside of the black widow genus Latrodectus, that are difficult to study given the paucity of spider genomes. Using tissue-, sex- and stage-specific expression data, we analyzed the recently sequenced genome of the house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum), a close relative of black widows, to investigate latrotoxin and latrodectin diversity, expression and evolution...
February 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206894/survey-of-american-academy-of-pediatric-dentistry-on-nitrous-oxide-and-sedation-20-years-later
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Stephen Wilson, Elizabeth S Gosnell
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to survey the membership of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and determine the current status of nitrous oxide (N2O) utilization in their dental practices while also comparing the findings to a similar survey completed 20 years ago. METHODS: A 55-item questionnaire on the use of N2O was sent to the AAPD membership. RESULTS: The total number of respondents was 1,632 (26 percent). Sixty-two percent are board-certified, 97 percent use N2O in their office, 18 percent indicated greater than 80 percent of their patient pool required N2O versus six percent in 1996...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205262/modern-multiple-myeloma-therapy-deep-sustained-treatment-response-and-good-clinical-outcomes
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REVIEW
O Landgren, K Iskander
In the USA at the beginning of this century, the average overall survival in patients with multiple myeloma was about 3 years. Around that time, three drugs (bortezomib, lenalidomide and thalidomide) were introduced for the treatment of multiple myeloma and, in 2012, carfilzomib received accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Driven by access to better drugs, median overall survival in younger patients (aged <50 years) was >10 years by 2014. The FDA approved 14 new drugs for the treatment of cancer in 2015; four of these were approved for the treatment of myeloma (panobinostat, daratumumab, elotuzumab and ixazomib)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203586/comparison-of-kinematics-and-tibiofemoral-contact-pressures-for-native-and-transplanted-lateral-menisci
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Patrick C McCulloch, Donald Dolce, Hugh L Jones, Andrea Gale, Michael G Hogen, Jason Alder, Jeremiah E Palmer, Philip C Noble
BACKGROUND: Lateral meniscus transplantation is a proven treatment option for the meniscus-deficient knee, yet little is known about meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressure changes after transplantation or the effect of altered root position in lateral meniscus transplantation. PURPOSE: To compare the native lateral meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressures to a best-case scenario meniscus transplant with perfectly matched size and position and to determine how sensitive these factors are to subtle changes in shape and position by using a nonanatomic meniscus transplant position...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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