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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073077/hypertext-comprehension-of-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students-and-students-with-specific-language-impairment
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Helen Blom, Eliane Segers, Daan Hermans, Harry Knoors, Ludo Verhoeven
This paper provides insight into the reading comprehension of hierarchically structured hypertexts within D/HH students and students with SLI. To our knowledge, it is the first study on hypertext comprehension in D/HH students and students with SLI, and it also considers the role of working memory. We compared hypertext versus linear text comprehension in D/HH students and students with SLI versus younger students without language problems who had a similar level of decoding and vocabulary. The results demonstrated no difference in text comprehension between the hierarchically structured hypertext and the linear text...
January 7, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046095/learning-and-overnight-retention-in-declarative-memory-in-specific-language-impairment
#2
Ágnes Lukács, Ferenc Kemény, Jarrad A G Lum, Michael T Ullman
We examined learning and retention in nonverbal and verbal declarative memory in Hungarian children with (n = 21) and without (n = 21) SLI. Recognition memory was tested both 10 minutes and one day after encoding. On nonverbal items, only the children with SLI improved overnight, with no resulting group differences in performance. In the verbal domain, the children with SLI consistently showed worse performance than the typically-developing children, but the two groups showed similar overnight changes. The findings suggest the possibility of spared or even enhanced declarative memory consolidation in SLI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036410/interactive-book-reading-to-accelerate-word-learning-by-kindergarten-children-with-specific-language-impairment-identifying-an-adequate-intensity-and-variation-in-treatment-response
#3
Holly L Storkel, Krista Voelmle, Veronica Fierro, Kelsey Flake, Kandace K Fleming, Rebecca Swinburne Romine
Purpose: This study sought to identify an adequate intensity of interactive book reading for new word learning by children with specific language impairment (SLI) and to examine variability in treatment response. Method: An escalation design adapted from nontoxic drug trials (Hunsberger, Rubinstein, Dancey, & Korn, 2005) was used in this Phase I/II preliminary clinical trial. A total of 27 kindergarten children with SLI were randomized to 1 of 4 intensities of interactive book reading: 12, 24, 36, or 48 exposures...
December 30, 2016: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031690/reliability-of-two-ankle-brachial-index-methods-to-predict-silent-lacunar-infarcts-a-population-based-study-in-stroke-free-older-adults-the-atahualpa-project
#4
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, David L Brown, Johnathan L Nieves, Mark J Sedler
Individuals with an abnormal ankle-brachial index (ABI) are four times more likely to have a silent lacunar infarct (SLI), but reliability of ABI in predicting the presence of these lesions has not been estimated yet. We compared two methods of calculating ABI to assess their reliability in predicting SLIs. Stroke-free Atahualpa residents aged ≥ 60 years underwent MRI of the brain and ABI determinations. Persons with ABI ≥ 1.4 were excluded. Using receiver operator characteristic curve analysis, we calculated the reliability of the traditional as well as an alternative ABI method to identify individuals with SLI...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024849/diminished-force-production-and-mitochondrial-respiratory-deficits-are-strain-dependent-myopathies-of-subacute-limb-ischemia
#5
Cameron A Schmidt, Terence E Ryan, Chien-Te Lin, Melissa M R Inigo, Tom D Green, Jeffrey J Brault, Espen E Spangenburg, Joseph M McClung
OBJECTIVE: Reduced skeletal muscle mitochondrial function might be a contributing mechanism to the myopathy and activity based limitations that typically plague patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). We hypothesized that mitochondrial dysfunction, myofiber atrophy, and muscle contractile deficits are inherently determined by the genetic background of regenerating ischemic mouse skeletal muscle, similar to how patient genetics affect the distribution of disease severity with clinical PAD...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987395/randomised-controlled-trial-of-sustained-lung-inflation-for-resuscitation-of-preterm-infants-in-the-delivery-room
#6
Paveewan Jiravisitkul, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Pracha Nuntnarumit
AIM: To compare the effects of sustained lung inflation (SLI) vs. standard resuscitation on physiologic responses of preterm infants during resuscitation. METHODS: Preterm infants (25-32 weeks gestational age) requiring positive-pressure ventilation or continuous positive airway pressure were randomly assigned to either the SLI group (SLI at 25cmH2O for 15s) or Non-SLI group (standard resuscitation alone). The heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SpO2), oxygen requirement, and intubation rate in the delivery room were evaluated...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982253/comprehension-of-ambiguity-for-children-with-specific-language-impairment-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Mariana Katsumi Ishihara, Ana Carina Tamanaha, Jacy Perissinoto
Purpose: To verify and compare the performance of children and adolescents with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using a formal, standardized test that assesses language competence, more specifically comprehension of ambiguity. Methods: The sample comprised 19 individuals aged 6 to 14 years, of both genders, divided into two groups: ASD Group (9) and SLI Group (10). Participants were assessed using the Test of Language Competence - TLC; Ambiguous Sentences subtest (Wiig, Secord, 1989)...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973643/syntactic-versus-memory-accounts-of-the-sentence-comprehension-deficits-of-specific-language-impairment-looking-back-looking-ahead
#8
James W Montgomery, Ronald B Gillam, Julia L Evans
Purpose: Compared with same-age typically developing peers, school-age children with specific language impairment (SLI) exhibit significant deficits in spoken sentence comprehension. They also demonstrate a range of memory limitations. Whether these 2 deficit areas are related is unclear. The present review article aims to (a) review 2 main theoretical accounts of SLI sentence comprehension and various studies supporting each and (b) offer a new, broader, more integrated memory-based framework to guide future SLI research, as we believe the available evidence favors a memory-based perspective of SLI comprehension limitations...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904612/a-systematic-review-on-diagnostic-procedures-for-specific-language-impairment-the-sensitivity-and-specificity-issues
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REVIEW
Toktam Maleki Shahmahmood, Shohreh Jalaie, Zahra Soleymani, Fatemeh Haresabadi, Parvin Nemati
BACKGROUND: Identification of children with specific language impairment (SLI) has been viewed as both necessity and challenge. Investigators and clinicians use different tests and measures for this purpose. Some of these tests/measures have good psychometric properties, but it is not sufficient for diagnostic purposes. A diagnostic procedure can be used for identification a specific population with confidence only when its sensitivity and specificity are acceptable. In this study, we searched for tests/measures with predefined sensitivity and specificity for identification of preschool children with SLI from their typically developing peers...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884866/a-case-of-specific-language-impairment-in-a-deaf-signer-of-american-sign-language
#10
David Quinto-Pozos, Jenny L Singleton, Peter C Hauser
This article describes the case of a deaf native signer of American Sign Language (ASL) with a specific language impairment (SLI). School records documented normal cognitive development but atypical language development. Data include school records; interviews with the child, his mother, and school professionals; ASL and English evaluations; and a comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluation, and they span an approximate period of 7.5 years (11;10-19;6) including scores from school records (11;10-16;5) and a 3...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867370/theory-of-mind-deficits-and-social-emotional-functioning-in-preschoolers-with-specific-language-impairment
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REVIEW
Constance Vissers, Sophieke Koolen
Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) often experience emotional and social difficulties. In general, problems in social emotional functioning can be cognitively explained in terms of Theory of Mind (ToM). In this mini-review, an overview is provided of studies on social-emotional functioning and ToM in preschoolers (average age from 2.3 to 6.2 years) with SLI. It is concluded that, similar to school-aged children with SLI, preschoolers with SLI have several social-emotional problems and that both cognitive and affective aspects of ToM are impaired in those children...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851795/health-related-quality-of-life-for-children-and-adolescents-with-specific-language-impairment-a-cohort-study-by-a-learning-disabilities-reference-center
#12
Gaëlle Hubert-Dibon, Marie Bru, Christèle Gras Le Guen, Elise Launay, Arnaud Roy
OBJECTIVES: To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with specific language impairment (SLI). STUDY DESIGN: In a prospective sample at a Learning Disabilities Reference Center, proxy-rated HRQOL (KIDSCREEN-27) was assessed for children with SLI and unaffected children from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Quality of life predictors for children with SLI were evaluated by recording the length and number of speech therapy and psychotherapy sessions and the specific school organization that the children had participated in...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827330/insulin-resistance-is-a-risk-factor-for-silent-lacunar-infarction
#13
Ji Eun Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Sang Hyuck Kim, You-Seon Nam, BeLong Cho, Jae-Sung Lim, Han-Yeong Jeong, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the association between insulin resistance (IR) and silent lacunar infarction (SLI) in healthy adults. METHODS: We recruited 2326 healthy Korean adults who took health checkups, including a brain magnetic resonance imaging. SLI was defined as an infarction measuring 0.3 to 1.5 cm in diameter that was localized in the territory of perforating branches of cerebral arteries, as seen in the brain magnetic resonance imaging...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819251/reconstruction-of-high-resolution-mlc-leaf-positions-using-a-low-resolution-detector-for-accurate-3d-dose-reconstruction-in-imrt
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R Visser, J Godart, D J L Wauben, J A Langendijk, A A Van't Veld, E W Korevaar
In pre-treatment dose verification, low resolution detector systems are unable to identify shifts of individual leafs of high resolution multi leaf collimator (MLC) systems from detected changes in the dose deposition. The goal of this study was to introduce an alternative approach (the shutter technique) combined with a previous described iterative reconstruction method to accurately reconstruct high resolution MLC leaf positions based on low resolution measurements. For the shutter technique, two additional radiotherapy treatment plans (RT-plans) were generated in addition to the original RT-plan; one with even MLC leafs closed for reconstructing uneven leaf positions and one with uneven MLC leafs closed for reconstructing even leaf positions...
December 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792257/scanning-plane-comparison-of-ultrasound-derived-morphological-characteristics-of-the-vastus-lateralis
#15
Alyssa N Varanoske, David H Fukuda, Carleigh H Boone, Kyle S Beyer, Jeffrey R Stout, Jay R Hoffman
Muscle morphological characteristics obtained via ultrasonography have been used to quantify the size, architecture, and quality of skeletal muscle. Previous research has utilized varying ultrasonographic techniques, however there is little information comparing these different techniques. Muscle morphological characteristics, including cross-sectional area (CSA), muscle thickness (MT), echo intensity (EI), and subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness (SubQ) were assessed in 24 males (20.2 ± 1.6 y) via three panoramic-images captured in the transverse plane (PTI) and three still-images captured in the longitudinal plane (SLI)...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790102/the-calculation-of-language-lateralization-indices-in-post-stroke-aphasia-a-comparison-of-a-standard-and-a-lesion-adjusted-formula
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Aimee Dietz, Jennifer Vannest, Thomas Maloney, Mekibib Altaye, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Scott K Holland
Background: The language lateralization index (LI) is a valuable tool in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research, especially in people with post-stroke aphasia. However, there is inconsistent consideration for the overlap of lesions with regions of interest (ROIs). The purpose of this study was to determine whether standard LI (SLI) and lesion-adjusted LI (LALI) formulae generate different LI values and language lateralization classification for people with post-stroke chronic aphasia. Methods: SLI and LALI were calculated for an event-related (overt) verb generation task in an anterior and a posterior language ROI...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789385/nocebo-hyperalgesia-and-the-startle-response
#17
Per M Aslaksen, Ole Åsli, Morten Øvervoll, Espen Bjørkedal
BACKGROUND: The literature on the effects of nocebo on pain is sparse. The present experimental study investigated whether suggestions of nocebo hyperalgesia modified the startle response and whether increased startle contributed to the nocebo hyperalgesic effect. METHODS: A design with four groups was employed; the participants were randomized into either a placebo group, a natural history group, or into two nocebo groups. The participants in the placebo and nocebo groups received suggestions of pain decrease or pain increase, together with a placebo or nocebo cream applied to the lower arm, respectively...
December 17, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788275/processing-binding-relations-in-specific-language-impairment
#18
Richard G Schwartz, Arild Hestvik, Liat Seiger-Gardner, Diana Almodovar
Purpose: This sentence processing experiment examined the abilities of children with specific language impairment (SLI) and children with typical language development (TD) to establish relations between pronouns or reflexives and their antecedents in real time. Method: Twenty-two children with SLI and 24 age-matched children with TD (7;3-10;11 [years;months]) participated in a cross-modal picture priming experiment to determine whether they selectively activated the correct referent at the pronoun or reflexive in sentences...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784351/-establishment-of-mouse-model-with-humanized-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Yu-Jie Xu, Wen-Hua Jia, Cang-Chun Liu, Wan-Ru Chen, De-Peng Li, Yi-Hong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To establish a BALB/c nude mouse model with the huamanized chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) for the study of human CML. METHODS: The BALB/c nude mice aged 4 weeks pretreated by splenectomy, the cyclophosphamide intraperitoneal injection and sublethal irradiation (SLI) were transplanted intravenously with bone marrow mononuclear cells from CML patients. The SLI-pretreated nude mice were divided into 2 groups: group A, in which the nude mice were injected with 0...
October 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748867/effect-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-and-ligustrazine-injection-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-and-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury
#20
Wendong Huang, Yongfei Yang, Zhi Zeng, Meiling Su, Qi Gao, Banghao Zhu
Salvia miltiorrhiza and ligustrazine are traditional Chinese medicines that have been used in combination for treatment of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, cardiac angina and atherosclerosis in Asia, in particular, China. The present study aimed to determine the effect of S. miltiorrhiza and ligustrazine injection (SLI) on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injuries via the Akt serine/threonine kinase (Akt)‑endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) signaling pathway...
November 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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