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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346616/unilateral-amblyopia-affects-two-eyes-fellow-eye-deficits-in-amblyopia
#1
Kimberly Meier, Deborah Giaschi
Unilateral amblyopia is a visual disorder that arises after selective disruption of visual input to one eye during critical periods of development. In the clinic, amblyopia is understood as poor visual acuity in an eye that was deprived of pattern vision early in life. By its nature, however, amblyopia has an adverse effect on the development of a binocular visual system and the interactions between signals from two eyes. Visual functions aside from visual acuity are impacted, and many studies have indicated compromised sensitivity in the fellow eye even though it demonstrates normal visual acuity...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346358/genomic-evidence-for-bacterial-determinants-influencing-obesity-development
#2
Raphael D Isokpehi, Shaneka S Simmons, Matilda O Johnson, Marinelle Payton
Obesity is a major global public health problem requiring multifaceted interventional approaches including dietary interventions with probiotic bacteria. High-throughput genome sequencing of microbial communities in the mammalian gastrointestinal system continues to present diverse protein function information to understand the bacterial determinants that influence obesity development. The goal of the research reported in this article was to identify biological processes in probiotic bacteria that could influence the mechanisms for the extraction of energy from diet in the human gastrointestinal system...
March 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346278/effects-of-myopic-orthokeratology-on-visual-performance-and-optical-quality
#3
Guihua Liu, Zhi Chen, Feng Xue, Jing Li, Mi Tian, Xingtao Zhou, Ruihua Wei
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the changes in visual performance and optical quality after orthokeratology (ortho-k) treatment and its correlation with the magnitude of lens decentration and the diameter of treatment zone (TxZ). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 27 eyes of 27 patients wearing ortho-k contact lens. Area under log contrast sensitivity function (AULCSF), modulation transfer function cutoff values (MTFcutoff), Strehl ratio (SR), and objective scattering index (OSI) were measured and compared before and 1 month after ortho-k lens treatment...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345944/enhanced-integration-of-multisensory-body-information-by-proximity-to-habitual-action-space
#4
Harriet Dempsey-Jones, Ada Kritikos
Previous research suggests integration of visual and somatosensory inputs is enhanced within reaching (peripersonal) space. In such experiments, somatosensory inputs are presented on the body while visual inputs are moved relatively closer to, or further from the body. It is unclear, therefore, whether enhanced integration in "peripersonal space" is truly due to proximity of visual inputs to the body space, or, simply the distance between the inputs (which also affects integration). Using a modified induction of the rubber hand illusion, here we measured proprioceptive drift as an index of visuosomatosensory integration when distance between the two inputs was constrained, and absolute distance from the body was varied...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345871/in-vivo-targeting-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-tumor-with-intrinsically-radioactive-metal-organic-frameworks-nanomaterials
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Daiqin Chen, Dongzhi Yang, Casey Dougherty, Weifei Lu, Hongwei Wu, Xianran He, Ting Cai, Marcian E Van Dort, Brian D Ross, Hao Hong
Nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (nMOF) materials represent an attractive tool for various biomedical applications. Due to the chemical versatility, enormous porosity, and tunable degradability of nMOFs, they have been adopted as carriers for delivery of imaging and/or therapeutic cargos. However, the relatively low stability of most nMOFs has limited practical in vivo applications. Here we report the production and characterization of an intrinsically radioactive UiO-66 nMOF (89Zr-UiO-66) with incorporation of positron-emitting isotope zirconium-89 (89Zr)...
March 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345824/epidemiological-characteristics-of-retinoblastoma-in-children-attending-almouassat-university-hospital-damascus-syria-2012-2016
#6
Ahmad Al Hasan, Rashad Murad, Khaldoun Zaid, Jourjous Al Daoud, Khaled Zaid
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a malignant tumor that originates from the developing retina. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms and usually children under the age of five years are affected. Early diagnosis and treatment of Rb and non-ocular tumors can reduce morbidity and increase longevity. Treatment in the early stages may allow a good prognosis and salvage of visual function.The aim of this study is to present descriptive epidemiological aspects of retinoblastomas in children seen at Almouassat University Hospital (AUH) in Damascus, Syria from 1 January 2012 to 31 October 2016In this retrospective, observational hospital survey, medical records of 37 retinoblastoma cases were reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345586/new-insights-into-mononuclear-phagocyte-biology-from-the-visual-system
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REVIEW
Nancy J Reyes, Emily G O'Koren, Daniel R Saban
Major advances in mononuclear phagocyte biology have been made but key questions pertinent to their roles in health and disease remain, including in the visual system. One problem concerns how dendritic cells can trigger immune responses from certain tightly regulated immune- privileged sites of the eye. Another, albeit separate, problem involves whether there are functional specializations for microglia versus monocytes in retinal neurodegeneration. In this Review, we examine novel insights in eye immune privilege and, separately, we discuss recent inroads concerning retinal degeneration...
March 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345508/use-of-a-novel-portable-led-based-capillary-refill-time-simulator-within-a-disaster-triage-context
#8
Todd P Chang, Genevieve Santillanes, Ilene Claudius, Phung K Pham, James Koved, John Cheyne, Marianne Gausche-Hill, Amy H Kaji, Saranya Srinivasan, J Joelle Donofrio, Cynthia Bir
Introduction A simple, portable capillary refill time (CRT) simulator is not commercially available. This device would be useful in mass-casualty simulations with multiple volunteers or mannequins depicting a variety of clinical findings and CRTs. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a prototype CRT simulator in a disaster simulation context. METHODS: A CRT prototype simulator was developed by embedding a pressure-sensitive piezo crystal, and a single red light-emitting diode (LED) light was embedded, within a flesh-toned resin...
March 27, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345479/imaging-the-physiological-evolution-of-the-ischemic-penumbra-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Richard Leigh, Linda Knutsson, Jinyuan Zhou, Peter Cm van Zijl
We review the hemodynamic, metabolic and cellular parameters affected during early ischemia and their changes as a function of approximate cerebral blood flow ( CBF) thresholds. These parameters underlie the current practical definition of an ischemic penumbra, namely metabolically affected but still viable brain tissue. Such tissue is at risk of infarction under continuing conditions of reduced CBF, but can be rescued through timely intervention. This definition will be useful in clinical diagnosis only if imaging techniques exist that can rapidly, and with sufficient accuracy, visualize the existence of a mismatch between such a metabolically affected area and regions that have suffered cell depolarization...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345153/the-functional-architectures-of-addition-and-subtraction-network-discovery-using-fmri-and-dcm
#10
Yang Yang, Ning Zhong, Karl Friston, Kazuyuki Imamura, Shengfu Lu, Mi Li, Haiyan Zhou, Haiyuan Wang, Kuncheng Li, Bin Hu
The neuronal mechanisms underlying arithmetic calculations are not well understood but the differences between mental addition and subtraction could be particularly revealing. Using fMRI and dynamic causal modeling (DCM), this study aimed to identify the distinct neuronal architectures engaged by the cognitive processes of simple addition and subtraction. Our results revealed significantly greater activation during subtraction in regions along the dorsal pathway, including the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), middle portion of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (mDLPFC), and supplementary motor area (SMA), compared with addition...
March 27, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344641/litdb-keeping-track-of-research-papers-from-your-institute-made-simple
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Jörn Bethune, Lars Kraemer, Ingo Thomsen, Andreas Keller, David Ellinghaus, Andre Franke
BACKGROUND: In science peer-reviewed publications serve as an important indicator of scientific excellence and productivity. Therefore, every scientist and institution must carefully maintain and update records of their scientific publications. However, in most institutions and universities articles are often managed in a redundant file-based and non-central way. Whereas excellent reference management software packages such as Zotero, Endnote or Mendeley exist to manage bibliographies and references when writing scientific articles, we are not aware of any open source database solution keeping track of publication records from large scientific groups, entire institutions and/or universities...
2017: Source Code for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344522/vascularized-bone-grafting-in-scaphoid-nonunion-a-review-of-patient-centered-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ram K Alluri, Christine Yin, Matthew L Iorio, Hyuma Leland, Jason Wong, Ketan Patel
Background: The radiographic and clinical outcomes following vascularized bone grafting (VBG) for scaphoid nonunion have previously been reported in the literature; however, few studies report on patient-derived outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of VBG for scaphoid nonunion on patient-derived outcomes. Methods: The MEDLINE and PubMed databases were queried for the use of VBG in scaphoid nonunion. We included studies that reported on patient-derived outcomes. We excluded studies with less than 10 patients or less than 6 months of follow-up...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344152/trait-based-food-cravings-are-encoded-by-regional-homogeneity-in-the-parahippocampal-gyrus
#13
Shuaiyu Chen, Debo Dong, Todd Jackson, Qian Zhuang, Hong Chen
Food cravings can reflect an intense trait-like emotional-motivational desire to eat palatable food, often resulting in the failure of weight loss efforts. Studies have linked trait-based food-cravings to increased risk of overeating. However, little is known about resting-state neural mechanisms that underlie food cravings. We investigated this issue using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to test the extent to which spontaneous neural activity occurs in regions implicated in emotional memory and reward motivation associated with food cravings...
March 23, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343986/the-hemodynamic-signal-as-a-first-order-low-pass-temporal-filter-evidence-and-implications-for-neuroimaging-studies
#14
Antoine Sauvage, Guillaume Hubert, Jonathan Touboul, Jérôme Ribot
Neuronal activation triggers local changes in blood flow and hemoglobin oxygenation. These hemodynamic signals can be recorded through functional magnetic resonance imaging or intrinsic optical imaging, and allows inferring neural activity in response to stimuli. These techniques are widely used to uncover functional brain architectures. However, their accuracy suffers from distortions inherent to hemodynamic responses and noise. The analysis of these signals currently relies on models of impulse hemodynamic responses to brief stimuli...
March 23, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343334/design-and-test-of-a-microsoft-kinect-based-system-for-delivering-adaptive-visual-feedback-to-stroke-patients-during-training-of-upper-limb-movement
#15
Daniel Simonsen, Mirjana B Popovic, Erika G Spaich, Ole Kæseler Andersen
The present paper describes the design and test of a low-cost Microsoft Kinect-based system for delivering adaptive visual feedback to stroke patients during the execution of an upper limb exercise. Eleven sub-acute stroke patients with varying degrees of upper limb function were recruited. Each subject participated in a control session (repeated twice) and a feedback session (repeated twice). In each session, the subjects were presented with a rectangular pattern displayed on a vertical mounted monitor embedded in the table in front of the patient...
March 25, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343001/comprehensive-functional-analysis-of-large-lists-of-genes-and-proteins
#16
Bernhard Mlecnik, Jérôme Galon, Gabriela Bindea
The interpretation of high dimensional datasets resulting from genomic and proteomic experiments in a timely and efficient manner is challenging. ClueGO software is a Cytoscape App that extracts representative functional biological information for large lists of genes or proteins. The functional enrichment analysis is based on the latest publicly available data from multiple annotation and ontology resources that can be automatically accessed through ClueGO. Predefined settings for the selection of the terms are provided to facilitate the analysis...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342970/not-in-one-metric-neuroticism-modulates-different-resting-state-metrics-within-distinctive-brain-regions
#17
Claudio Gentili, Ioana Alina Cristea, Emiliano Ricciardi, Nicola Vanello, Cristian Popita, Daniel David, Pietro Pietrini
INTRODUCTION: Neuroticism is a complex personality trait encompassing diverse aspects. Notably, high levels of neuroticism are related to the onset of psychiatric conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders. Personality traits are stable individual features; therefore, they can be expected to be associated with stable neurobiological features, including the Brain Resting State (RS) activity as measured by fMRI. Several metrics have been used to describe RS properties, yielding rather inconsistent results...
March 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342780/a-neural-basis-for-the-visual-sense-of-number-and-its-development-a-steady-state-visual-evoked-potential-study-in-children-and-adults
#18
Joonkoo Park
While recent studies in adults have demonstrated the existence of a neural mechanism for a visual sense of number, little is known about its development and whether such a mechanism exists at young ages. In the current study, I introduce a novel steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) technique to objectively quantify early visual cortical sensitivity to numerical and non-numerical magnitudes of a dot array. I then examine this neural sensitivity to numerical magnitude in children between three and ten years of age and in college students...
March 2, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342741/treatment-of-secondary-vestibulodynia-with%C3%A2-conjugated-estrogen-cream-a-pilot-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#19
Eve-Lyne Langlais, Jessica Lefebvre, Sarah Maheux-Lacroix, Emmanuel Bujold, Michel Fortier, Céline Bouchard
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of conjugated equine estrogen cream in reducing dyspareunia associated with secondary provoked vestibulodynia. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that included women with secondary provoked vestibulodynia. Participants were randomly allocated to daily application of conjugated equine estrogen cream on the vulvar vestibule (estrogen group) or daily application of a similar placebo cream (placebo group)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342719/association-of-structural-and-functional-measures-with-contrast-sensitivity-in-glaucoma
#20
Nima Fatehi, Sara Nowroozizadeh, Sharon Henry, Anne L Coleman, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that structural and functional measures predict contrast sensitivity (CS) outcomes in glaucomatous eyes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective study. METHODS: 105 eyes of 65 patients who underwent macular SD-OCT imaging, 24-2 standard achromatic visual fields (VF) and CS measurement on the same day were enrolled. Association of CS at 4 spatial frequencies (3, 6, 12 and 18 cycles per degree, cpd), with structural and functional outcomes was explored with correlation and regression analyses...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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