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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346539/is-there-a-relation-between-novelty-seeking-striatal-dopamine-release-and-frontal-cortical-thickness
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Natalia Jaworska, Sylvia M Cox, Kevin F Casey, Isabelle Boileau, Mariya Cherkasova, Kevin Larcher, Alain Dagher, Chawki Benkelfat, Marco Leyton
BACKGROUND: Novelty-seeking (NS) and impulsive personality traits have been proposed to reflect an interplay between fronto-cortical and limbic systems, including the limbic striatum (LS). Although neuroimaging studies have provided some evidence for this, most are comprised of small samples and many report surprisingly large effects given the challenges of trying to relate a snapshot of brain function or structure to an entity as complex as personality. The current work tested a priori hypotheses about associations between striatal dopamine (DA) release, cortical thickness (CT), and NS in a large sample of healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346472/can-group-based-reassuring-information-alter-low-back-pain-behavior-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pernille Frederiksen, Aage Indahl, Lars L Andersen, Kim Burton, Rasmus Hertzum-Larsen, Tom Bendix
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is common in the population and multifactorial in nature, often involving negative consequences. Reassuring information to improve coping is recommended for reducing the negative consequences of LBP. Adding a simple non-threatening explanation for the pain (temporary muscular dysfunction) has been successful at altering beliefs and behavior when delivered with other intervention elements. This study investigates the isolated effect of this specific information on future occupational behavior outcomes when delivered to the workforce...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345059/health-and-disease-imprinted-in-the-time-variability-of-the-human-microbiome
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Jose Manuel Martí, Daniel Martínez-Martínez, Teresa Rubio, César Gracia, Manuel Peña, Amparo Latorre, Andrés Moya, Carlos P Garay
The animal microbiota (including the human microbiota) plays an important role in keeping the physiological status of the host healthy. Research seeks greater insight into whether changes in the composition and function of the microbiota are associated with disease. We analyzed published 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomic sequencing (SMS) data pertaining to the gut microbiotas of 99 subjects monitored over time. Temporal fluctuations in the microbial composition revealed significant differences due to factors such as dietary changes, antibiotic intake, age, and disease...
March 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343450/spinal-pain-in-danish-school-children-how-often-and-how-long-the-champs-study-dk
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Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle, Niels Wedderkopp
BACKGROUND: Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study was to describe the occurrence of spinal pain in 8-15 year-old Danish school children, over a 3-year period. Specifically determining the characteristics of spinal pain in terms of frequency and duration. METHODS: The study was a 3-year prospective longitudinal cohort study including 1400 school children...
March 27, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343049/stabilisation-of-spent-mushroom-substrate-for-application-as-a-plant-growth-promoting-organic-amendment
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Fabiana S Paula, Enrico Tatti, Florence Abram, Jude Wilson, Vincent O'Flaherty
Over three million tonnes of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) are produced in Europe every year as a by-product of the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus. The management of SMS has become an increasing challenge for the mushroom production industry, and finding environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for this organic residue is, therefore, highly desirable. Due to its physical properties and nutrient content, SMS has great potential to be employed in agricultural and horticultural sectors, and further contribute to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, such as peat...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337165/motivation-measures-in-sport-a-critical-review-and-bibliometric-analysis
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Rachel B Clancy, Matthew P Herring, Mark J Campbell
Motivation is widely-researched, in both sport psychology and other fields. As rigorous measurement is essential to understanding this latent construct, a critical appraisal of measurement instruments is needed. Thus, the purpose of this review was to evaluate the six most highly cited motivation measures in sport. Peer-reviewed articles published prior to August 2016 were searched to identify the six most highly cited motivation questionnaires in sport: Sport Motivation Scale (SMS), Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI), Situational Motivational Scale (SIMS), Perceptions of Success Questionnaire (POSQ), Behavioural Regulation in Sport Questionnaire (BRSQ), and Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336574/switching-head-group-selectivity-in-mammalian-sphingolipid-biosynthesis-by-active-site-engineering-of-sphingomyelin-synthases
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Matthijs Kol, Radhakrishnan Panatala, Mirjana Nordmann, Leoni Swart, Leonie Van Suijlekom, Birol Cabukusta, Angelika Hilderink, Tanja Gabrietz, John G M Mina, Pentti Somerharju, Sergei Korneev, Fikadu G Tafesse, Joost C M Holthuis
Sphingomyelin (SM) is a fundamental component of mammalian cell membranes that contributes to mechanical stability, signaling and sorting. Its production involves the transfer of phosphocholine from phosphatidylcholine onto ceramide, a reaction catalyzed by SM synthase SMS1 in the Golgi and SMS2 at the plasma membrane. Mammalian cells also synthesize trace amounts of the SM analog ceramide phosphoethanolamine (CPE), but the physiological relevance of CPE production is unclear. Previous work revealed that SMS2 is a bifunctional enzyme producing both SM and CPE whereas a closely related enzyme, SMSr/SAMD8, acts as a monofunctional CPE synthase in the ER...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336504/mhealth-for-clinical-decision-making-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-scoping-review
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Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Adepoju, Bregje Joanna Antonia Albersen, Vincent De Brouwere, Jos van Roosmalen, Marjolein Zweekhorst
BACKGROUND: In a bid to deliver quality health services in resource-poor settings, mobile health (mHealth) is increasingly being adopted. The role of mHealth in facilitating evidence-based clinical decision-making through data collection, decision algorithms, and evidence-based guidelines, for example, is established in resource-rich settings. However, the extent to which mobile clinical decision support systems (mCDSS) have been adopted specifically in resource-poor settings such as Africa and the lessons learned about their use in such settings are yet to be established...
March 23, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332259/the-effect-of-mobile-phone-short-message-service-on-maternal-health-in-south-west-nigeria
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Oluwatosin Omole, Macellina Y Ijadunola, Ezeomu Olotu, Olorunfemi Omotoso, Bamidele Bello, Olalekan Awoniran, Abimbola Phillips, Adesegun Fatusi
BACKGROUND: The maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is estimated to be about 814 per 100,000 live births, and deliveries taken outside a health facility have been implicated as a major factor for this high number. Mobile phones interventions are continually being explored in the health field but its usefulness in maternal health in Nigeria has not been widely explored. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of SMS (text messages) on maternal health behaviour in Ife-Ijesa zone of Osun State, Nigeria...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331981/vaccination-in-oncology-practice-and-predictors
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Ali Alkan, Ebru Karcı, Arzu Yaşar, Gülseren Tuncay, Elif Berna Köksoy, Muslih Ürün, Filiz Çay Şenler, Ahmet Demirkazık, Güngör Utkan, Hakan Akbulut, Yüksel Ürün
PURPOSE: Despite, vaccination is a highly effective and widely recommended for prevention of certain infections, vaccination coverage is very low. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the attitudes of medical oncologists towards vaccination and to identify predictors of intention to recommend vaccination in patients with cancer. METHODS: A structured questionnaire is formed to evaluate the daily practice of vaccination. Turkish medical oncologists were invited to this study via email, SMS, or phone call...
March 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325711/investigating-the-perceptions-of-care-coordinators-on-using-behavior-theory-based-mobile-health-technology-with-medicaid-populations-a-grounded-theory-study
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Brittany Erika Sigler
BACKGROUND: Medicaid populations are less engaged in their health care than the rest of the population, translating to worse health outcomes and increased health care costs. Since theory-based mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been shown to increase patient engagement, mobile phones may be an optimal strategy to reach this population. With increased development of theory-based mHealth technology, these interventions must now be evaluated with these medically underserved populations in a real-world setting...
March 21, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321341/singleton-merten-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-early-onset-aortic-stenosis
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Harshavardhan Ghadiam, Sudhir Mungee
Singleton Merten syndrome (SMS) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder with variable expression. Its characteristic features include abnormal aortic calcification, abnormal ossification of extremities, and dental anomalies. We present a young man with dyspnea who was noted to have aortic stenosis in the background of glaucoma, psoriasis, dental anomalies, hand and foot deformities, Achilles tendinitis, osteopenia, and nephrolithiasis. The conglomeration of features led to the diagnosis of SMS. His mother had a very similar phenotype...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316629/periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-in-the-periodontitis-microenvironment-are-sensitive-to-static-mechanical-strain
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Jia Liu, Qiang Li, Shiyu Liu, Jie Gao, Wen Qin, Yang Song, Zuolin Jin
During orthodontic treatment, periodontium remodeling of periodontitis patients under mechanical force was abnormal. We have previously confirmed the function impairment of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) in the periodontitis microenvironment which might be involved in this pathological process. However, the response of PDLSCs in periodontitis microenvironment to mechanical force remains unclear. Therefore, in the present study, we introduced a Flexcell tension apparatus and investigated the response of PDLSCs obtained from periodontal tissues of periodontitis patients (PPDLSCs) and of those obtained from healthy periodontal tissues (HPDLSCs) to different magnitudes of static mechanical strain (SMS)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299543/comparison-of-training-via-short-messages-and-group-training-on-level-of-knowledge-and-practice-of-middle-aged-women-about-breast-cancer-screening-tests
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Neda Naserian, Somayeh Ansari, Parvin Abedi
This study is aimed to compare the effect of two methods of short messages and group training on level of knowledge and practice of middle-aged women about breast cancer screening procedures. This clinical trial study was done on 210 women aged 40-60 years in Mahshahr city, Iran. Eligible middle-aged women were randomly assigned in two groups of short message (n = 105) and group training (n = 105). Data collected through a questionnaire which included three parts (demographic, knowledge and practice of women about breast cancer and screening procedures)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295904/a-fungal-n-dimethylallyltryptophan-metabolite-from-fusarium-fujikuroi
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Birgit Arndt, Slavica Janevska, Robin Schmid, Florian Hübner, Bettina Tudzynski, Hans-Ulrich Humpf
The range of secondary metabolites (SMs) produced by the rice pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi is quite broad. Several polyketides, nonribosomal peptides and terpenes have been identified. However, no products of dimethylallyltryptophan synthases (DMATSs) have been elucidated so far, though two putative DMATS genes are present in the F. fujikuroi genome. In this study, the product derived from one of the two DMATSs, DMATS1 (FFUJ_09179), has been identified in vivo with the help of the software MZmine 2. Detailed structure elucidation showed that this metabolite is a reversely N-prenylated tryptophan, depicting a rather rare form of prenylation...
March 10, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292751/impact-of-substrate-modification-by-catheter-ablation-on-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-interventions-in-patients-with-unstable-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-multicenter-randomized-controlled-sms-substrate-modification
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Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz, Thomas Deneke, Boris A Hoffmann, Rodolfo Ventura, Peter Steen Hansen, Markus Zarse, Stefan H Hohnloser, Josef Kautzner, Stephan Willems
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the standard therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease and unstable ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The prospective multinational SMS (Substrate Modification Study) was designed to assess whether prophylactic ablation of the arrhythmogenic substrate reduces or prevents the recurrence of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 111 patients included in an intention-to-treat analysis, 54 were randomly assigned catheter ablation plus ICD implantation (ablation group: 68±8 years; 47 men), whereas 57 were assigned ICD implantation without catheter ablation (ICD-only group: 66±8 years; 46 men)...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292288/mobile-technology-for-community-health-in-ghana-what-happens-when-technical-functionality-threatens-the-effectiveness-of-digital-health-programs
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Amnesty E LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, David Hutchful, Larissa Jennings, Garrett Mehl, Alain Labrique, Karen Romano, Anitha Moorthy
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing use of technology in the health sector, little evidence is available on the technological performance of mobile health programs nor on the willingness of target users to utilize these technologies as intended (behavioral performance). In this case study of the Mobile Technology for Health (MOTECH) program in Ghana, we assess the platform's effectiveness in delivering messages, along with user response across sites in five districts from 2011 to 2014. METHODS: MOTECH is comprised of "Client Data Application" (CDA) which allows providers to digitize and track service delivery information for women and infants and "Mobile Midwife" (MM) which sends automated educational voice messages to the mobile phones of pregnant and postpartum women...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291464/expanding-clinical-assessment-for-traumatic-brain-injury-and-comorbid-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-retrospective-analysis-of-virtual-environment-tasks-in-the-computer-assisted-rehabilitation-environment
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Marie M Onakomaiya, Sarah E Kruger, Krista B Highland, Paula N Kodosky, Marcy M Pape, Michael J Roy
The objective of this study was to determine whether physical performance during virtual environment (VE) tasks in the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) could differentiate between service members (SMs) with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) with and without comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Data were obtained by independent review of clinical notes, objective outcomes, and validated questionnaires from 214 SMs (208 males) with a history of TBI assessed in the CAREN from 2010 to 2015...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288747/mobile-phone-delivered-reminders-and-incentives-to-improve-childhood-immunisation-coverage-and-timeliness-in-kenya-m-simu-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dustin G Gibson, Benard Ochieng, E Wangeci Kagucia, Joyce Were, Kyla Hayford, Lawrence H Moulton, Orin S Levine, Frank Odhiambo, Katherine L O'Brien, Daniel R Feikin
BACKGROUND: As mobile phone access continues to expand globally, opportunities exist to leverage these technologies to support demand for immunisation services and improve vaccine coverage. We aimed to assess whether short message service (SMS) reminders and monetary incentives can improve immunisation uptake in Kenya. METHODS: In this cluster-randomised controlled trial, villages were randomly and evenly allocated to four groups: control, SMS only, SMS plus a 75 Kenya Shilling (KES) incentive, and SMS plus 200 KES (85 KES = USD$1)...
April 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286158/smith-magenis-syndrome-patients-often-display-antibody-deficiency-but-not-other-immune-pathologies
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Tiffany Perkins, Jacob M Rosenberg, Carole Le Coz, Joseph T Alaimo, Melissa Trofa, Sureni V Mullegama, Richard J Antaya, Soma Jyonouchi, Sarah H Elsea, Paul J Utz, Eric Meffre, Neil Romberg
BACKGROUND: Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a complex neurobehavioral disorder associated with recurrent otitis. Most SMS cases result from heterozygous interstitial chromosome 17p11.2 deletions that encompass not only the intellectual disability gene retinoic acid-induced 1 but also other genes associated with immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, and/or malignancy. OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study were to describe the immunological consequence of 17p11.2 deletions by determining the prevalence of immunological diseases in subjects with SMS and by assessing their immune systems via laboratory methods...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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