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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733722/non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain-differences-in-spinal-kinematics-in-subgroups-during-functional-tasks
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Rebecca Hemming, Liba Sheeran, Robert van Deursen, Valerie Sparkes
PURPOSE: A multidimensional classification approach suggests that motor control impairment subgroups exist in non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP). Differences in sitting lumbar posture have been identified between two such subgroups [flexion pattern (FP) and active extension pattern (AEP)] and healthy individuals; however, functional spinal movement has not been explored. This study will evaluate whether NSCLBP subgroups exhibit regional spinal kinematic differences, compared to healthy individuals, during functional tasks...
July 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712020/considering-weight-loss-programs-and-public-health-partnerships-in-american-evangelical-protestant-churches
#2
D Gibbes Miller
The obesity epidemic is a critical public health threat facing the USA. With the advent of American Evangelical Protestant (AEP) weight loss guides and narratives, AEP churches could potentially aid public health agencies in combatting obesity, and some scholars have called for investment in partnerships between public health agencies and religious institutions. This paper examines the theological and social underpinnings of AEP weight loss programs and considers the potential benefits and risks of public health partnerships with AEP churches to combat obesity...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711476/treatment-in-early-psychosis-with-n-acetyl-cysteine-for-6months-improves-low-level-auditory-processing-pilot-study
#3
Chrysa Retsa, Jean-François Knebel, Eveline Geiser, Carina Ferrari, Raoul Jenni, Margot Fournier, Luis Alameda, Philipp S Baumann, Stephanie Clarke, Philippe Conus, Kim Q Do, Micah M Murray
Sensory impairments constitute core dysfunctions in schizophrenia. In the auditory modality, impaired mismatch negativity (MMN) has been observed in chronic schizophrenia and may reflect N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) hypo-function, consistent with models of schizophrenia based on oxidative stress. Moreover, a recent study demonstrated deficits in the N100 component of the auditory evoked potential (AEP) in early psychosis patients. Previous work has shown that add-on administration of the glutathione precursor N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) improves the MMN and clinical symptoms in chronic schizophrenia...
July 12, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694072/acquired-equine-polyneuropathy-of-nordic-horses-a-conspicuous-inclusion-body-schwannopathy
#4
S Hanche-Olsen, K Matiasek, J Molín, M Rosati, C Hahn, K Hultin Jäderlund, G Gröndahl
Acquired equine polyneuropathy (AEP), formerly also known as Scandinavian knuckling syndrome, is one of the most prevalent polyneuropathies in equids in Norway and Sweden, with more than 400 cases registered since first observations in 1995. Despite geographical clustering and an association to forage feeding, its aetiology remains unknown. Clinically AEP is characterized by knuckling due to dysfunction of metatarsophalangeal extensor muscles. This neuropathological study aimed to gain further insights in the pathobiology of AEP and its underlying aetiopathogenesis...
June 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692981/a-new-method-to-test-the-efficiency-of-cochlear-implant-artifacts-removal-from-auditory-evoked-potentials
#5
Virginie Attina, Faten Mina, Pierre Stahl, Yvan Duroc, Evelyne Veuillet, Eric Truy, Hung Thai-Van
Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEPs) are of great interest to objectively evaluate the audition in cochlear implant (CI) recipients. However, these measures are impeded by CI stimulation electrical artifacts present in the EEG. In a first part, this study investigates the use of a hybrid model approximating CI patient data. This model gives access to both uncontaminated and denoised data, thus allowing for the evaluation of CI artifact removal methods. Here the efficiency of Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is evaluated in the context of Auditory Steady State Responses (ASSRs)...
July 6, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678641/smoking-and-alcohol-use-among-women-in-russia-dual-risk-for-prenatal-exposure
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Tatiana Balachova, Ryan Zander, Barbara Bonner, Galina Isurina, Kathy Kyler, Larissa Tsvetkova, Elena Volkova
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can produce adverse outcomes; maternal smoking compounds this risk. We examined prevalence of smoking and associations between smoking and alcohol use in Russian women of childbearing age (N = 648). Smoking was reported by 35% of nonpregnant and 14% of pregnant women. Smoking prevalence was higher (45%) among at-risk drinkers and those at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP). In a multivariate model, smoking status and city of residence significantly predicted AEP risk...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673481/cs-specific-modifications-of-auditory-evoked-potentials-in-the-behaviorally-conditioned-rat
#7
Matthew I Leon, Alexandre A Miasnikov, Ernest J Wright, Norman M Weinberger
The current report provides a detailed analysis of the changes in the first two components of the auditory evoked potential (AEP) that accompany associative learning. AEPs were recorded from the primary auditory cortex before and after training sessions. Experimental subjects underwent one (n = 5) or two (n = 7) days of conditioning in which a tone, serving as a conditioned stimulus (CS), was paired with mild foot shock. Control subjects received one (n = 5) or two (n = 7) days of exposure to the same stimuli delivered randomly...
June 30, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671665/asparagine-endopeptidase-cleaves-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-mediates-pathologic-activities-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Zhentao Zhang, Seong Su Kang, Xia Liu, Eun Hee Ahn, Zhaohui Zhang, Li He, P Michael Iuvone, Duc M Duong, Nicholas T Seyfried, Matthew J Benskey, Fredric P Manfredsson, Lingjing Jin, Yi E Sun, Jian-Zhi Wang, Keqiang Ye
Aggregated forms of α-synuclein play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenic effects of α-synuclein are not completely understood. Here we show that asparagine endopeptidase (AEP) cleaves human α-synuclein, triggers its aggregation and escalates its neurotoxicity, thus leading to dopaminergic neuronal loss and motor impairments in a mouse model. AEP is activated and cleaves human α-synuclein at N103 in an age-dependent manner...
July 3, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660859/exhaled-nitric-oxide-measurements-in-patients-with-acute-onset-interstitial-lung-disease
#9
Keiji Oishi, Tsunahiko Hirano, Ryo Suetake, Syuichiro Ohata, Yoshikazu Yamaji, Kousuke Ito, Nobutaka Edakuni, Kazuto Matsunaga
It is important to identify the underlying cause of acute-onset interstitial lung disease (ILD). This study aims to assess whether there are differences in the exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) level between different subtypes of acute-onset ILD. Forty patients with a combination of illness ≤4 weeks in duration and diffuse radiographic infiltrates were classified into groups based on the etiology. The eNO at a flow rate of 50 ml s(-1) (FeNO), the alveolar nitric oxide concentration (Calv), and the systemic inflammatory markers of the groups were compared...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658090/patient-needs-required-level-of-care-and-reasons-delaying-hospital-discharge-for-nonacute-patients-occupying-acute-hospital-beds
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Marc Afilalo, Xiaoqing Xue, Nathalie Soucy, Antoinette Colacone, Emmanuelle Jourdenais, Jean-François Boivin
This study aims to determine the proportion of nonacute patients occupying acute care beds and to describe their needs, the appropriate level of alternative care, and reasons preventing discharge. Data from 952 patients hospitalized in an acute care unit for 30 days were obtained from their medical charts and by consulting with the medical team at two tertiary teaching hospitals. Among them, 333 (35%) were determined nonacute on day 30 of hospitalization. According to the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), 55% had no medical, nursing, or patient needs...
July 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645230/implementation-in-action-how-australian-exercise-physiologists-approach-exercise-prescription-for-people-with-mental-illness
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Robert Stanton, Simon Rosenbaum, Oscar Lederman, Brenda Happell
BACKGROUND: Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are trained to deliver exercise and physical activity interventions for people with chronic and complex health conditions including those with mental illness. However, their views on exercise for mental illness, their exercise prescription practices, and need for further training are unknown. AIMS: To examine the way in which Australian AEPs prescribe exercise for people with mental illness. METHODS: Eighty-one AEPs (33...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645081/loudness-and-time-dependence-of-auditory-evoked-potentials-is-blunted-by-the-nmda-channel-blocker-mk-801
#12
Tobias Teichert
Amplitudes of auditory evoked potentials (AEP) increase with the intensity/loudness of sounds (loudness-dependence of AEP, LDAEP), and the time between adjacent sounds (time-dependence of AEP, TDAEP). Both, blunted LDAEP and blunted TDAEP are markers of altered auditory function in schizophrenia (SZ). However, while blunted LDAEP has been attributed to altered serotonergic function, blunted TDAEP has been linked to altered NMDA receptor function. Despite phenomenological similarities of the two effects, no common pharmacological underpinnings have been identified...
June 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635440/adding-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist-role-to-a-new-model-of-care-at-a-secure-extended-care-mental-health-service-a-qualitative-study
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Trentham Furness, Jude Hewavasam, Jakqui Barnfield, Brian McKenna, Corey Joseph
BACKGROUND: Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are emerging as essential members of allied health in the management of non-communicable chronic diseases. People diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) are at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases. Secure extended care units (SECUs) provide treatment, supervision and support for people with SMI whose needs cannot be met adequately in the community. However, the role of AEPs in SECUs has not been described. AIM: Describe the processes and outcomes of adding an AEP to a new model of care at a SECU...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623754/quality-of-life-mood-and-seizure-control-in-patients-with-brain-tumor-related-epilepsy-treated-with-lacosamide-as-add-on-therapy-a-prospective-explorative-study-with-a-historical-control-group
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Marta Maschio, Alessia Zarabla, Andrea Maialetti, Alessandra Fabi, Antonello Vidiri, Veronica Villani, Diana Giannarelli
OBJECTIVE: Brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) is often drug resistant and patients can be forced to take polytherapy that can adversely affect their quality of life (QoL). Lacosamide (LCM) is a new antiepileptic drug (AED) used as adjunctive therapy in patients with partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, with a favorable pharmacokinetic profile that seems to be effective and well tolerated. Therefore it represents a possible therapeutic choice for patients with BTRE...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622550/effect-of-gels-containing-chlorhexidine-or-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-the-protein-composition-of-the-acquired-enamel-pellicle
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Cíntia Maria de Souza-E-Silva, Talita Mendes da Silva Ventura, Luiza de Pau, la Silva Cassiano, Aline de Lima Leite, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated changes in protein profile of the acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) formed in vivo, after application of gels containing chlorhexidine or EGCG and further challenge with citric acid. DESIGN: AEP was formed in 9 volunteers for 2h and then treated with one of the following gels: placebo, 400μM EGCG or 0.012% chlorhexidine. A thin layer of gel was applied and after 1min the excess was removed. One hour after gel application, the AEP was collected from the buccal surface (upper and lower jaw) of one of the sides with filter paper dipped in 3% citric acid...
June 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612481/review-biological-and-molecular-differences-between-tail-regeneration-and-limb-scarring-in-lizard-an-inspiring-model-addressing-limb-regeneration-in-amniotes
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REVIEW
Lorenzo Alibardi
Tissue regeneration in lizards represents a unique model of regeneration and scarring in amniotes. The tail and limb contain putative stem cells but also dedifferentiating cells contribute to regeneration. Following tail amputation, inflammation is low and cell proliferation high, leading to regeneration while the intense inflammation in the limb leads to low proliferation and scarring. FGFs stimulate tail and limb regeneration and are present in the wound epidermis and blastema while they disappear in the limb wound epidermis 2-3 weeks postamputation in the scarring outgrowth...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608125/-dyspnea
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REVIEW
J Hauswaldt, S Blaschke
Dyspnea represents one of the most frequent cardinal symptoms in general practice and interdisciplinary emergency care across all sectors. Due to its subjective character, dyspnea is described by patients in many different ways, including "shortness of breath, difficulty of breathing, feeling of chest tightness, etc". The spectrum of differential diagnoses is broad, including in particular pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to an evaluation of severity and an assessment of temporal, situation-related, and causal classification criteria, a structured process of multiple diagnostic steps in both primary and emergency care is a prerequisite for fast and correct diagnosis...
June 12, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585039/total-mercury-in-muscles-and-liver-of-mugil-spp-from-three-coastal-lagoons-of-nw-mexico-concentrations-and-risk-assessment
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C G Delgado-Alvarez, M G Frías-Espericueta, J Ruelas-Inzunza, M J Becerra-Álvarez, C C Osuna-Martínez, M Aguilar-Juárez, J I Osuna-López, O Escobar-Sánchez, D Voltolina
Total mercury (Hg) concentrations were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in muscles and liver of composite samples of Mugil cephalus and M. curema collected during November 2013 and in January, April, and July 2014 from the coastal lagoons Altata-Ensenada del Pabellón (AEP), Ceuta (CEU), and Teacapán-Agua Brava (TAG) of Sinaloa State. The mean Hg contents and information on local consumption were used to assess the possible risk caused by fish ingestion. Mean total mercury levels in the muscles ranged from 0...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570963/fatigue-during-treatment-with-antiepileptic-drugs-a-levetiracetam-specific-adverse-event
#19
Marco Mula, Tim J von Oertzen, Hannah R Cock, Mahinda Yogarajah, Dora A Lozsadi, Niruj Agrawal
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence and clinical correlates of fatigue as an adverse event (AE) of antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment in patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Data from 443 adult outpatients with epilepsy assessed with the Adverse Event Profile (AEP) and the Neurological Disorder Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDIE) were analysed. RESULTS: Fatigue is reported by 36.6% of patients as always a problem during AED treatment. Fatigue is more likely to be reported by females (64...
May 29, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554249/suppression-of-asparaginyl-endopeptidase-attenuates-breast-cancer-induced-bone-pain-through-inhibition-of-neurotrophin-receptors
#20
Peng Yao, Yuanyuan Ding, Zhenkai Han, Ying Mu, Tao Hong, Yongqiang Zhu, Hongxi Li
Objective Cancer-induced bone pain is a common clinical problem in breast cancer patients with bone metastasis. However, the mechanisms driving cancer-induced bone pain are poorly known. Recent studies show that a novel protease, asparaginyl endopeptidase (AEP) plays crucial roles in breast cancer metastasis and progression. We aim to determine the functions and targeted suppress of AEP in a mouse model of breast cancer-induced bone pain. Methods Breast cancer cells with AEP knocked-down or overexpression were constructed and implanted into the intramedullary space of the femur to induce pain-like behavior in mice...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
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