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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679920/optimizing-text-for-an-individual-s-visual-system-the-contribution-of-visual-crowding-to-reading-difficulties
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Sung Jun Joo, Alex L White, Douglas J Strodtman, Jason D Yeatman
Reading is a complex process that involves low-level visual processing, phonological processing, and higher-level semantic processing. Given that skilled reading requires integrating information among these different systems, it is likely that reading difficulty-known as dyslexia-can emerge from impairments at any stage of the reading circuitry. To understand contributing factors to reading difficulties within individuals, it is necessary to diagnose the function of each component of the reading circuitry. Here, we investigated whether adults with dyslexia who have impairments in visual processing respond to a visual manipulation specifically targeting their impairment...
March 23, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679851/electronic-journal-clubs-for-capacity-building-a-case-study-in-psychiatry-as-a-model-for-medical-disciplines-in-developing-countries
#2
Abha Thakurdesai, Abhishek Ghosh, Vikas Menon, Swapnajeet Sahoo, Adarsh Tripathi, Devavrat Harshe, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: Journal clubs (JCs) teach participants how to critically read and assimilate materials published in journals. Electronic JCs (eJCs) provide a similar platform through internet groups, allowing members to participate in and review JC activities as well as JC archives in their free time. METHODS: We describe the operations and the successes of eJCIndia, to our knowledge the first eJC in India in the field of mental health. eJCIndia was started for capacity building in teaching and research competence in the field...
April 13, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679770/easy-to-read-informed-consent-form-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-clinical-trials-results-from-bmt-ctn-1205-study
#3
Ryan Spellecy, Sergey Tarima, Ellen Denzen, Heather Moore, Sunil Abhyankar, Peter Dawson, Amy Foley, Iris Gersten, Mitchell Horwitz, Lensa Idossa, Steven Joffe, Naynesh Kamani, Roberta King, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Lawrence Morris, Mary M Horowitz, Navneet S Majhail
PURPOSE: Due to the complexity of hematopoietic cell transplant trial treatments, informed consent forms are often long and difficult to read. We evaluated a two-column easy-to-read informed consent (ETRIC) form that incorporates elements of health literacy and readability in participants and centers participating in Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) clinical trials. METHODS: In a randomized study, 198 adult patients from 25 centers potentially eligible to participate in four BMT CTN interventional trials were randomized to ETRIC or standard consent form for that trial...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679762/scavenger-receptor-b-promotes-bacteria-clearance-by-enhancing-phagocytosis-and-attenuates-white-spot-syndrome-virus-proliferation-in-scylla-paramamosian
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Tongtong Kong, Yi Gong, Yan Liu, Xiaobo Wen, Ngoc Tuan Tran, Jude Juventus Aweya, Yueling Zhang, Hongyu Ma, Huaiping Zheng, Shengkang Li
Phagocytosis and apoptosis are key cellular innate immune responses against bacteria and virus in invertebrates. Class B scavenger receptors (SRBs), which contain a CD36 domain, are critical pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of phagocytosis for bacteria and apoptotic cells. In the present study, we identified a member of SRB subfamily in mud crab Scylla paramamosain, named Sp-SRB. The full-length cDNA of Sp-SRB is 2593 bp with a 1629 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a putative protein of 542 amino acids, and predicted to contain a CD36 domain with two transmembrane regions at the C- and N-terminals...
April 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679761/expression-profiling-and-microbial-ligand-binding-analysis-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb1-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-l
#5
Xin Cai, Chengbin Gao, Baofeng Su, Fenghua Tan, Ning Yang, Guodong Wang
High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a highly conserved DNA-binding protein, was involved in nucleosome formation and transcriptional regulation, and can also act as an extracellular cytokine to trigger inflammation and immune responses. In this study, we identified a HMGB1 gene in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.). The full-length SaHMGB1 cDNA includes an open reading frame of 615 bp which encoded a 204 amino acid polypeptide with an estimated molecular mass of 23.19°kDa. SaHMGB1 was most closely related to several fish HMGB1 and shared 74...
April 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679544/1-f-neural-noise-and-electrophysiological-indices-of-contextual-prediction-in-aging
#6
S Dave, T A Brothers, T Y Swaab
Prediction of upcoming words during reading has been suggested to enhance the efficiency of discourse processing. Emerging models have postulated that predictive mechanisms require synchronous firing of neural networks, but to date, this relationship has been investigated primarily through oscillatory activity in narrow frequency bands. A recently-developed measure proposed to reflect broadband neural activity - and thereby synchronous neuronal firing - is 1/f neural noise extracted from EEG spectral power...
April 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679293/cognates-interfere-with-language-selection-but-enhance-monitoring-in-connected-speech
#7
Chuchu Li, Tamar H Gollan
The current study investigated the contribution of phonology to bilingual language control in connected speech. Speech production was elicited by asking Mandarin-English bilinguals to read aloud paragraphs either in Chinese or English, while six words were switched to the other language in each paragraph. The switch words were either cognates or noncognates, and switching difficulty was measured by production of cross-language intrusion errors on the switch words (e.g., mistakenly saying (qiao3-ke4-li4) instead of chocolate)...
April 20, 2018: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679192/the-disclosure-of-celebrity-major-depressive-disorder-diagnoses-in-hong-kong-its-effects-on-public-awareness-and-understanding-toward-the-illness
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Vivienne S Y Leung
This paper aims to examine consumer perception toward celebrity diagnoses of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Hong Kong and to provide insights into the effect of various factors on the persuasive effectiveness of MDD communication. A total of thirty-five interviews were conducted in April 2015. Interviewees in general are aware of celebrity MDD diagnoses, but they do not deem MDD as a threat to themselves. Hence, they are not motivated to learn more about the symptoms. Responses to celebrity MDD diagnoses are mixed...
April 21, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678995/intermittent-versus-continuous-oxygen-saturation-monitoring-for-infants-hospitalised-with-bronchiolitis-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Sanjay Mahant, Gita Wahi, Lucy Giglia, Catherine Pound, Ronik Kanani, Ann Bayliss, Madan Roy, Mahmoud Sakran, Natascha Kozlowski, Karen Breen-Reid, Mollie Lavigne, Laila Premji, Myla E Moretti, Andrew R Willan, Suzanne Schuh, Patricia C Parkin
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalisation in infants in developed countries. The main focus of hospital care is on supportive care, such as monitoring for hypoxia and supplemental oxygen administration, as active therapies lack effectiveness. Pulse oximetry is used to monitor hypoxia in hospitalised infants and is used either intermittently or continuously. Observational studies have suggested that continuous pulse oximetry use leads to a longer length of hospital stay in stable infants...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678885/the-burden-of-neurothrombectomy-call-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Michelle M Williams, Taylor A Wilson, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Ryan T Kellogg, Alejandro M Spiotta, Reade De Leacy, J Mocco, Felipe Albuquerque, Andrew F Ducruet, Adam Arthur, Visish M Srinivasan, Peter Kan, Maxim Mokin, Travis M Dumont, Alan Reeves, Jasmeet Singh, Stacey Q Wolfe, Kyle M Fargen
INTRODUCTION: Neurothrombectomy frequency is increasing, and a better understanding of the neurothrombectomy call burden is needed. METHODS: Neurointerventional physicians at nine participating stroke centers prospectively recorded time requirements for all neurothrombectomy (NT) consultations over 30 consecutive 24 hour call periods. RESULTS: Data were collected from a total of 270 days of call. 214 NT consultations were reported (mean 0...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678793/characterisation-and-functional-comparison-of-single-crd-and-multidomain-containing-galectins-cggal-2-and-cggal-3-from-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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Mengmeng Huang, Tao Zhou, Yuehong Wu, Hui Fei, Gaoyang Wang, Zhi Li, Yutong Lei, Qian Liu, Cong Sun, Zhengbing Lv, Xue-Wei Xu
Galectins are β-galactoside binding lectins that play crucial roles in innate immunity in vertebrates and invertebrates through their conserved carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs). In the present study, single- and four-CRD-containing galectins were identified in oyster Crassostrea gigas (designated CgGal-2 and CgGal-3). The open reading frames (ORFs) of CgGal-2 and CgGal-3 encode polypeptides of 200 and 555 amino acids, respectively. All CRDs of CgGal-3 include two consensus motifs essential for ligand-binding, and a novel motif is present in CgGal-2...
April 17, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678761/a-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-atypical-pneumonia
#12
Sebastian Kersting, Valentina Rausch, Frank F Bier, Markus von Nickisch-Rosenegk
Pneumonia is one of the most common and potentially lethal infectious conditions worldwide. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the pathogen most frequently associated with bacterial community-acquired pneumonia, while Legionella pneumophila is the major cause for local outbreaks of legionellosis. Both pathogens can be difficult to diagnose since signs and symptoms are nonspecific and do not differ from other causes of pneumonia. Therefore, a rapid diagnosis within a clinically relevant time is essential for a fast onset of the proper treatment...
April 17, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678615/reported-exposure-to-e-cigarette-advertising-and-promotion-in-different-regulatory-environments-findings-from-the-international-tobacco-control-four-country-itc-4c-survey
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E Wadsworth, A McNeill, L Li, D Hammond, J F Thrasher, H-H Yong, K M Cummings, G T Fong, S C Hitchman
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) advertising regulations differ across countries. This study examines how differences in e-cigarette advertising regulations influence exposure to e-cigarette advertising, and perceptions about what participants had seen and read about e-cigarettes. Data come from the ITC Four Country Survey (Canada [CA], United States [US], Australia [AU] and United Kingdom [UK]) carried out between August 2013 and March 2015 (n = 3460). In 2014, AU and CA had laws prohibiting the retail sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine while the US and UK had no restrictions, although a voluntary agreement restricting advertising in the UK was introduced during fieldwork...
April 17, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678519/oncologic-equivalence-of-minimally-invasive-lobectomy-the-scientific-and-practical-arguments
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Todd L Demmy, Sai Yendamuri, Thomas A D'Amico, William R Burfeind
BACKGROUND: Despite the slow adoption of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy (MIL), it is now a preferred approach for early lung cancer. Nevertheless, ongoing concerns regarding MIL oncologic effectiveness has led to calls for prospective, randomized trials. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of on-line databases, collected readings and other scholarly experiences of the experienced authors were used to construct this review. All available reports containing long-term survival comparisons for open versus MIL were tabulated...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678270/multi-directional-reach-test-in-south-asian-children-normative-reference-scores-from-5-year-to-12-years-old
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Kavita Sharma, Asir John Samuel, Divya Midha, Vencita Priyanka Aranha, Kanimozhi Narkeesh, Narkeesh Arumugam
Multi-directional reach test (MRT) emerged as a valid and reliable assessment tool for balance evaluation among elderly. The normative reference scores have been established in adults and elderly people, but they were not yet established for children. Hence, we aimed at establishing the normative reference scores of MRT among the school going children aged between 5 and 12 years. Children (N = 194; 124 males, 70 females) were recruited by the stratified random sampling for the normative study. MRT was performed by the custom made, multi-directional reach estimator...
March 27, 2018: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678199/megan-lr-new-algorithms-allow-accurate-binning-and-easy-interactive-exploration-of-metagenomic-long-reads-and-contigs
#16
Daniel H Huson, Benjamin Albrecht, Caner Bağcı, Irina Bessarab, Anna Górska, Dino Jolic, Rohan B H Williams
BACKGROUND: There are numerous computational tools for taxonomic or functional analysis of microbiome samples, optimized to run on hundreds of millions of short, high quality sequencing reads. Programs such as MEGAN allow the user to interactively navigate these large datasets. Long read sequencing technologies continue to improve and produce increasing numbers of longer reads (of varying lengths in the range of 10k-1M bps, say), but of low quality. There is an increasing interest in using long reads in microbiome sequencing, and there is a need to adapt short read tools to long read datasets...
April 20, 2018: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678163/comparison-of-normalization-methods-for-the-analysis-of-metagenomic-gene-abundance-data
#17
Mariana Buongermino Pereira, Mikael Wallroth, Viktor Jonsson, Erik Kristiansson
BACKGROUND: In shotgun metagenomics, microbial communities are studied through direct sequencing of DNA without any prior cultivation. By comparing gene abundances estimated from the generated sequencing reads, functional differences between the communities can be identified. However, gene abundance data is affected by high levels of systematic variability, which can greatly reduce the statistical power and introduce false positives. Normalization, which is the process where systematic variability is identified and removed, is therefore a vital part of the data analysis...
April 20, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678142/abnormally-low-bispectral-index-and-severe-hypoglycemia-during-maintenance-of-and-recovery-from-general-anesthesia-in-diabetic-retinopathy-surgery-two-case-reports
#18
Chunhua Xi, Chuxiong Pan, Tianzuo Li
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is one of the most fatal complications during the perioperative period. General anesthesia or sedation can mask a hypoglycemia-altered mental status. Acute hypoglycemia might result in permanent brain injury. There is no way to detect hypoglycemia during general anesthesia, except for intermittent blood glucose monitoring. CASE PRESENTATION: Hypoglycemia is associated with changes in electroencephalogram readings. Here, we report two cases of patients with an abnormally low Bispectral Index (BIS) associated with diabetic retinopathy surgery, one in the recovery stage of general anesthesia and the other in the maintenance of general anesthesia...
April 20, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677993/shared-medical-imaging-repositories
#19
Rui Lebre, Luís Bastião, Carlos Costa
This article describes the implementation of a solution for the integration of ownership concept and access control over medical imaging resources, making possible the centralization of multiple instances of repositories. The proposed architecture allows the association of permissions to repository resources and delegation of rights to third entities. It includes a programmatic interface for management of proposed services, made available through web services, with the ability to create, read, update and remove all components resulting from the architecture...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677840/simulation-of-one-transistor-dynamic-random-access-memory-based-on-symmetric-double-gate-si-junctionless-transistor
#20
Bo Gyeong Kim, Jae Hwa Seo, Young Jun Yoon, Min Su Cho, Eunseon Yu, Jung-Hee Lee, Seongjae Cho, In Man Kang
In this study, one-transistor dynamic random-access memory (1T-DRAM) based on a symmetric double-gate Si junctionless transistor is proposed using technology computer-aided design simulation. The proposed device uses double gates that play different roles in realizing 1T-DRAM operation. Gate 1 is used as a switching node, and Gate 2 is used as a storage node. By controlling the different two gate workfunctions, a potential barrier is adjusted to store hole effectively. The operation characteristics were investigated regarding four different memory operation states to write "1", write "0", read, and hold...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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