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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822059/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-hypoparathyroidism-receiving-standard-treatment-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthias Büttner, Thomas J Musholt, Susanne Singer
PURPOSE: Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder for which replacement therapy of the missing parathyroid hormone is not the standard therapeutic option. Current standard treatment consists of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The intake of calcium and vitamin D supplementation can lead to complications and therefore might negatively influence patients' quality of life. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to assess the current knowledge on the influence of hypoparathyroidism on patients' quality of life...
August 18, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820753/prevention-of-exposure-keratopathy-in-critically-ill-patients-a-single-center-randomized-pilot-trial-comparing-ocular-lubrication-with-bandage-contact-lenses-and-punctal-plugs
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Itai Bendavid, Inbal Avisar, Irena Serov Volach, Amir Sternfeld, Idit Dan Brazis, Lewaa Umar, Yiftach Yassur, Pierre Singer, Jonathan David Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of bandage contact lenses and punctal plugs with ocular lubricants in preventing corneal damage in mechanically ventilated and sedated critically ill patients. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective, randomized, pilot study. SETTING: Sixteen-bed, general ICU at a tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Adults admitted to the ICU and anticipated to require mechanical ventilation and continuous sedation for greater than or equal to 4 days...
August 17, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820002/applicability-of-the-arabic-version-of-vocal-tract-discomfort-scale-vtds-with-student-singers-as-professional-voice-users
#3
Wesam B Darawsheh, Yaser S Natour, Eve G Sada
AIM: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the internal consistency, convergent construct validity and criterion validity of Arabic version of the Vocal Tract Discomfort Scale (VTDS), and to investigate the correlation between the scores of the VTDS, the VHI and the acoustic measures of fundamental frequency (F0), shimmer, jitter and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study where 97 participants participated (47 males and 50 females) (mean age 20...
August 18, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814608/parasite-altered-feeding-behavior-in-insects-integrating-functional-and-mechanistic-research-frontiers
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REVIEW
Melissa A Bernardo, Michael S Singer
Research on parasite-altered feeding behavior in insects is contributing to an emerging literature that considers possible adaptive consequences of altered feeding behavior for the host or the parasite. Several recent ecoimmunological studies show that insects can adaptively alter their foraging behavior in response to parasitism. Another body of recent work shows that infection by parasites can change the behavior of insect hosts to benefit the parasite; manipulations of host feeding behavior may be part of this phenomenon...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814575/prenatal-environment-affects-embryonic-response-to-song
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Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Sonia Kleindorfer
Early environmental enrichment improves postnatal cognition in animals and humans. Here, we examined the effects of the prenatal acoustic environment (parental song rate) on prenatal attention in superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) embryos, the only songbird species with evidence of prenatal discrimination of maternal calls and in ovo call learning. Because both adults also sing throughout the incubation phase, we broadcast songs to embryos and measured their heart rate response in relation to parental song rate and tutor identity (familiarity, sex)...
August 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814455/national-randomized-controlled-trial-of-virtual-house-calls-for-parkinson-disease
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Christopher A Beck, Denise B Beran, Kevin M Biglan, Cynthia M Boyd, E Ray Dorsey, Peter N Schmidt, Richard Simone, Allison W Willis, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Maya Katz, Caroline M Tanner, Kristen Dodenhoff, Jason Aldred, Julie Carter, Andrew Fraser, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, Christine Hunter, Meredith Spindler, Suzanne Reichwein, Zoltan Mari, Becky Dunlop, John C Morgan, Dedi McLane, Patrick Hickey, Lisa Gauger, Irene Hegeman Richard, Nicte I Mejia, Grace Bwala, Martha Nance, Ludy C Shih, Carlos Singer, Silvia Vargas-Parra, Cindy Zadikoff, Natalia Okon, Andrew Feigin, Jean Ayan, Christina Vaughan, Rajesh Pahwa, Rohit Dhall, Anhar Hassan, Steven DeMello, Sara S Riggare, Paul Wicks, Meredith A Achey, Molly J Elson, Steven Goldenthal, H Tait Keenan, Ryan Korn, Heidi Schwarz, Saloni Sharma, E Anna Stevenson, William Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether providing remote neurologic care into the homes of people with Parkinson disease (PD) is feasible, beneficial, and valuable. METHODS: In a 1-year randomized controlled trial, we compared usual care to usual care supplemented by 4 virtual visits via video conferencing from a remote specialist into patients' homes. Primary outcome measures were feasibility, as measured by the proportion who completed at least one virtual visit and the proportion of virtual visits completed on time; and efficacy, as measured by the change in the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire-39, a quality of life scale...
August 16, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812652/parasites-dominate-hyperdiverse-soil-protist-communities-in-neotropical-rainforests
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Frédéric Mahé, Colomban de Vargas, David Bass, Lucas Czech, Alexandros Stamatakis, Enrique Lara, David Singer, Jordan Mayor, John Bunge, Sarah Sernaker, Tobias Siemensmeyer, Isabelle Trautmann, Sarah Romac, Cédric Berney, Alexey Kozlov, Edward A D Mitchell, Christophe V W Seppey, Elianne Egge, Guillaume Lentendu, Rainer Wirth, Gabriel Trueba, Micah Dunthorn
High animal and plant richness in tropical rainforest communities has long intrigued naturalists. It is unknown if similar hyperdiversity patterns are reflected at the microbial scale with unicellular eukaryotes (protists). Here we show, using environmental metabarcoding of soil samples and a phylogeny-aware cleaning step, that protist communities in Neotropical rainforests are hyperdiverse and dominated by the parasitic Apicomplexa, which infect arthropods and other animals. These host-specific parasites potentially contribute to the high animal diversity in the forests by reducing population growth in a density-dependent manner...
March 20, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807705/psychometric-properties-of-the-fatigue-questionnaire-eortc-qlq-fa12-in-a-sample-of-female-cancer-patients
#8
Sophie Kecke, Jochen Ernst, Jens Einenkel, Susanne Singer, Andreas Hinz
CONTEXT: . Cancer patients frequently suffer from fatigue. Recently, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life group developed a new 12-item fatigue assessment instrument. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to psychometrically test this questionnaire in comparison with the 3-item fatigue scale of the EORTC QLQ-C30. METHODS: A sample of 354 patients who were being treated for breast cancer or gynaecological cancer were examined using the new fatigue questionnaire EORTC QLQ-FA12 and the EORTC QLQ-C30 during their hospital stay (t1) and three months after hospital discharge (t2)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805510/review-of-market-vs-medicine-america-s-epic-fight-for-better-affordable-healthcare-by-d-w-johnson
#9
David Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803130/prenatal-phthalate-exposures-and-child-temperament-at-12-and-24-months
#10
Alison B Singer, Mary S Wolff, Manori J Silva, Antonia M Calafat, Stephanie M Engel
INTRODUCTION: Gestational phthalate exposures have been adversely associated with attention, externalizing, and internalizing behaviors in childhood. Early childhood temperament may be a marker of later behavioral patterns. We therefore sought to determine whether gestational phthalate exposures were associated with infant and toddler temperament. METHODS: The Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Study is a prospective cohort study of children born between May 1998 and July 2001 in New York City (N=404)...
August 9, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802530/report-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation-working-group-on-primary-lung-graft-dysfunction-part-ii-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes-a-2016-consensus-group-statement-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Joshua M Diamond, Selim Arcasoy, Cassie C Kennedy, Michael Eberlein, Jonathan P Singer, Glenda M Patterson, Jeffrey D Edelman, Gundeep Dhillon, Tahuanty Pena, Steven M Kawut, James C Lee, Reda Girgis, John Dark, Gabriel Thabut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801480/gfi1-functions-in-transcriptional-control-and-cell-fate-determination-require-snag-domain-methylation-to-recruit-lsd1
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Matthew Velinder, Jason Singer, Diana Bareyan, Jessica Meznarich, Christopher M Tracy, James M Fulcher, David McClellan, Helena Lucente, Sarah Franklin, Sunil Sharma, Michael E Engel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800667/%C3%A2-editor%C3%A2-s-choice%C3%A2-%C3%A2-ein-neues-angebot-an-junge-autorinnen-und-autoren
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Dominique Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798140/the-hemoglobin-homolog-cytoglobin-in-smooth-muscle-inhibits-apoptosis-and-regulates-vascular-remodeling
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Frances L Jourd'heuil, Haiyan Xu, Timothy Reilly, Keneta McKellar, Chaymae El Alaoui, Julia Steppich, Yong Feng Liu, Wen Zhao, Roman Ginnan, David Conti, Reynold Lopez-Soler, Arif Asif, Rebecca K Keller, John J Schwarz, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Norifumi Kawada, Xiaochun Long, Harold A Singer, David Jourd'heuil
OBJECTIVE: The role of hemoglobin and myoglobin in the cardiovascular system is well established, yet other globins in this context are poorly characterized. Here, we examined the expression and function of cytoglobin (CYGB) during vascular injury. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We characterized CYGB content in intact vessels and primary vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cells and used 2 different vascular injury models to examine the functional significance of CYGB in vivo. We found that CYGB was strongly expressed in medial arterial VSM and human veins...
August 10, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797530/factors-affecting-voice-therapy-completion-in-singers
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Michelle Adessa, Tara Stadelman-Cohen, Lauryn Zipse, A J Guarino, James T Heaton
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine (a) which factors may affect singers' completing voice therapy, and (b) develop predictive profiles to capture those singers at risk for dropping out of voice therapy. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study was conducted comparing singers who completed voice therapy to singers who dropped out of voice therapy. METHODS: Six factors, including age, gender, diagnosis, length of time between laryngology referral and commencement of therapy, type of singer, and referral source were investigated in relation to voice therapy completion using the medical records of 409 singers in the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center database...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796893/singing-from-north-to-south-latitudinal-variation-in-timing-of-dawn-singing-under-natural-and-artificial-light-conditions
#16
Arnaud Da Silva, Bart Kempenaers
1. Animals breeding at northern latitudes experience drastic changes in daily light conditions during the breeding season with decreasing periods of darkness, whereas those living at lower latitudes are exposed to naturally dark nights throughout the year. Nowadays, many animals are also exposed to artificial night lighting (often referred to as light pollution). 2. Animals strongly rely on variation in light levels to time their daily and seasonal behaviour. Previous work on passerine birds showed that artificial night lighting leads to earlier onset of dawn song...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796827/impact-of-ghrelin-on-body-composition-and-muscle-function-in-a-long-term-rodent-model-of-critical-illness
#17
Neil E Hill, Kevin G Murphy, Saima Saeed, Rahul Phadke, Darren Chambers, Duncan R Wilson, Stephen J Brett, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple injuries or sepsis requiring intensive care treatment invariably develop a catabolic state with resultant loss of lean body mass, for which there are currently no effective treatments. Recovery can take months and mortality is high. We hypothesise that treatment with the orexigenic and anti-inflammatory gastric hormone, ghrelin may attenuate the loss of body mass following critical illness and improve recovery. METHODS: Male Wistar rats received an intraperitoneal injection of the fungal cell wall derivative zymosan to induce a prolonged peritonitis and consequent critical illness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791755/emergency-department-use-of-apneic-oxygenation-versus-usual-care-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-endao-trial
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Nicholas Caputo, Ben Azan, Rui Domingues, Lee Donner, Mark Fenig, Douglas Fields, Robert Fraser, Karlene Hosford, Richard Iuorio, Marc Kanter, Moira McCarty, Thomas Parry, Andaleeb Raja, Mary Ryan, Blaine Williams, Hemlata Sharma, Daniel Singer, Chris Shields, Sandra Scott, Jason R West
OBJECTIVES: Desaturation leading to hypoxemia may occur during rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Apneic oxygenation (AO) was developed to prevent the occurrence of oxygen desaturation during the apnea period. The purpose of this study was to determine if the application of AO increases the average lowest oxygen saturation during RSI when compared to usual care (UC) in the emergency setting. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an academic, urban, level 1 trauma center...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790169/disease-understanding-in-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Brystana G Kaufman, Sunghee Kim, Karen Pieper, Larry A Allen, Bernard J Gersh, Gerald V Naccarelli, Michael D Ezekowitz, Gregg C Fonarow, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Daniel E Singer, Paul S Chan, James V Freeman, Jack Ansell, Peter R Kowey, James A Rieffel, Jonathan Piccini, Eric Peterson, Emily C O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: To describe self-reported disease understanding for newly diagnosed patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and assess (1) how disease understanding changes over the first 6 months after diagnosis and (2) the relationship between patient understanding of therapies at baseline and treatment receipt at 6 months among treatment-naïve patients. METHODS: We analysed survey data from SATELLITE (Survey of Patient Knowledge and Personal Priorities for Treatment), a substudy of patients with new-onset AF enrolled in the national Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT) II registry across 56 US sites...
August 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789656/the-national-eye-institute-25-item-visual-function-questionnaire-nei-vfq-25-reference-data-from-the-german-population-based-gutenberg-health-study-ghs
#20
Stefan Nickels, Alexander K Schuster, Susanne Singer, Philipp S Wild, Dagmar Laubert-Reh, Andreas Schulz, Robert P Finger, Matthias Michal, Manfred E Beutel, Thomas Münzel, Karl J Lackner, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: To estimate the burden of diseases, it is important to consider patient-reported outcomes including Quality of Life (QoL). The aim of this study is to provide population-based reference data for the National Eye Institute 25-Item Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25), stratified by sex and age. METHODS: The Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) is a population-based, prospective, observational cohort study in Germany, including 15,010 participants aged between 35 and 74...
August 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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