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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530097/total-particle-number-emissions-from-modern-diesel-natural-gas-and-hybrid-heavy-duty-vehicles-during-on-road-operation
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Tianyang Wang, David Christopher Quiros, Arvind Thiruvengadam, Saroj Pradhan, Shaohua Hu, Tao Huai, Eon S Lee, Yifang Zhu
Particle emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) have significant environmental and public health impacts. This study measured total particle number emission factors (PNEFs) from six newly-certified HDVs powered by diesel and compressed natural gas totaling over 6,800 miles of on-road operation in California. Distance-, fuel- and work-based PNEFs were calculated for each vehicle. Distance-based PNEFs of vehicles equipped with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in this study have decreased by 355-3200 times compared to a previous retrofit DPF dynamometer study...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525569/comparative-effects-of-methylphenidate-modafinil-and-mdma-on-response-inhibition-neural-networks-in-healthy-subjects
#2
André Schmidt, Felix Müller, Patrick C Dolder, Yasmin Schmid, Davide Zanchi, Matthias E Liechti, Stefan Borgwardt
Background: Psychostimulants such as methylphenidate (MPH) and modafinil are increasingly used by healthy people for cognitive enhancement purposes, whereas the acute effect of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) on cognitive functioning in healthy subjects remains unclear. This study directly compared the acute effects of MPH, modafinil and MDMA on the neural mechanisms underlying response inhibition in healthy subjects. Methods: Using a double-blind within-subject placebo-controlled cross-over design, MPH, modafinil and MDMA were administrated to 21 healthy subjects, while performing a Go/No-Go event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging task to assess brain activation during motor response inhibition...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507595/differential-therapeutic-effects-of-atomoxetine-and-methylphenidate-in-childhood-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-as-measured-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#3
Yoko Nakanishi, Toyosaku Ota, Junzo Iida, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Naoko Kishimoto, Kosuke Okazaki, Toshifumi Kishimoto
BACKGROUND: The stimulant methylphenidate (MPH) and the nonstimulant atomoxetine (ATX) are the most commonly-prescribed pharmacological treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the drug-specific mechanism of action on brain function in ADHD patients is not well known. This study examined differences in prefrontal hemodynamic activity between MPH and ATX in children with ADHD as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) using the Stroop color-word task...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503536/exercise-tolerance-improves-after-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients
#4
Arunabh Talwar, Sonu Sahni, Sameer Verma, Sara Z Khan, Sean Dhar, Nina Kohn
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is part of the recommended management plan of pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) and is important to better quality of life and exercise tolerance. This study aimed at determining effectiveness of PR on exercise capacity. Retrospective chart analysis was conducted on patients referred to our PHTN clinic for PR. Patients who had PHTN diagnosed on right heart catheterization (defined by mean pulmonary artery pressure>25 mmHg) and completed a standardized 12-week PR program were considered for the study...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487991/blood-glycemia-modulating-effects-of-melanian-snail-protein-hydrolysates-in-mice-with-type%C3%A2-ii-diabetes
#5
Jae-Suk Choi, Joo-Wan Kim, Jeong Been Park, Sang Eun Pyo, Yong-Ki Hong, Sae Kwang Ku, Mi-Ryung Kim
Freshwater animal proteins have long been used as nutrient supplements. In this study, melanian snail (Semisulcospira libertina) protein hydrolysates (MPh) were found to exert anti-diabetic and protective effects against liver and kidney damage in mice with type II diabetes adapted to a 45% kcal high-fat diet (HFD). The hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and nephroprotective effects of MPh were analyzed after 12 weeks of the continuous oral administration of MPh at 125, 250 and 500 mg/kg. Diabetic control mice exhibited an increase in body weight, and blood glucose and insulin levels, with a decrease in serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484903/mineral-composition-of-wild-and-cultivated-blueberries
#6
Paulina Dróżdż, Vaida Šėžienė, Krystyna Pyrzynska
The concentrations of 13 elements (Al, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, and Zn) were determined in several samples of native (wild) naturally growing and cultivated blueberry fruits. The total metal contents after mineralization were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. Reliability of the procedure was checked by the analysis of the certified reference materials Mixed Polish Herbs (INGT-MPH-2) and Leaves of Poplar (NCS DC 73350). In the fruits collected in the forest (wild blueberries), higher contents of Ca, Na, and Mg as well as Mn and Zn were observed...
May 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474229/dose-response-effects-of-long-acting-liquid-methylphenidate-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-a-pilot-study
#7
Soo-Jeong Kim, Sophia Shonka, William P French, Jennifer Strickland, Lindsey Miller, Mark A Stein
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are common in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and are frequently treated with stimulant medications. Twenty-seven children were randomized to different dose titration schedules, and ADHD symptoms, tolerability, and aberrant behaviors were assessed weekly during a 6-week trial with long-acting liquid methylphenidate (MPH). MPH at low to moderate doses was effective in reducing ADHD symptoms and was well tolerated in young children with ASD and ADHD...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468702/bridging-the-policy-clinical-practice-divide-a-conversation-with-parmeeth-m-s-atwal-jd-msn-rn-mph-fnp
#8
Marie Manthey
Marie Manthey, founder of Creative Health Care Management, interviews Parmeeth "Par" Atwal, whose first career included representing the National Association of Community Health Centers as an attorney, editor of a major health policy journal, and a senior position in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He then became an active participant in the health care system, earning a bachelor of science in nursing, working in cardiac critical care, and now becoming a family nurse practitioner...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465019/first-dose-methylphenidate-induced-changes-in-brain-functional-connectivity-are-correlated-with-3-month-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptom-response
#9
Richard B Silberstein, Florence Levy, Andrew Pipingas, Maree Farrow
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are most commonly treated with stimulant medication such as methylphenidate (MPH); however, approximately 25% of patients show little or no symptomatic response. We examined the extent to which initial changes in brain functional connectivity (FC) associated with the first MPH dose in boys newly diagnosed with ADHD predict MPH-associated changes in ADHD inattentiveness and hyperactivity symptoms at 3 months. METHODS: Brain FC was estimated using steady-state visual evoked potential partial coherence before and 90 minutes after the administration of the first MPH dose to 40 stimulant drug-naïve boys newly diagnosed with ADHD while they performed the AX version of the continuous performance task...
April 5, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461697/exocytosis-related-genes-and-response-to-methylphenidate-treatment-in-adults-with-adhd
#10
B S da Silva, R B Cupertino, D L Rovaris, J B Schuch, D B Kappel, D Müller, C E Bandeira, M M Victor, R G Karam, N R Mota, L A Rohde, V Contini, E H Grevet, C H D Bau
Experimental studies have demonstrated that methylphenidate (MPH) modulates the synaptic vesicle trafficking and synaptotagmin-1 (SytI) mRNA levels. SytI is a regulatory protein of the SNARE complex, a neurotransmitter exocytosis mediator. Despite this evidence, most SNARE complex-related genes have never been evaluated in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) pharmacogenetics. This study evaluates, for we believe the first time, polymorphisms on the SNARE complex-related genes STX1A (rs2228607), VAMP2 (26bp Ins/Del) and SYT1 (rs1880867 and rs2251214) on the response to immediate-release methylphenidate (IR-MPH) in a naturalistic sample of adults with ADHD...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450072/contribution-of-clinical-neuroimaging-to-the-understanding-of-the-pharmacology-of-methylphenidate
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Luc Zimmer
Methylphenidate (MPH) is currently the most widely used molecule in the pharmacologic treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although experience of its application now extends over several decades, its psychotropic nature, prolonged use in children, and chemical relation to amphetamines still raise doubts in the minds of prescribers and the families of the patients. Brain imaging has shed considerable light on the neuropharmacology of MPH. The two main in vivo neuroimaging techniques are positron-emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and these can be applied in both animal models and humans...
April 24, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445770/first-evidence-that-waterborne-methylphenidate-alters-endocrine-and-behavioral-stress-responses-in-zebrafish
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Helena Cristina Endres, João Gabriel da Rosa, Celestin Kabaselle, Heloisa Helena Barcellos, Charise Dallazem Bertol, Leonardo José Gil Barcellos, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando
Several studies have reported the presence of methylphenidate (MPH) in effluents; however, its impacts on aquatic life are not yet well understood. Here, we investigated the effects of acute exposure on endocrine and behavioral stress responses to environmentally relevant concentrations of MPH in zebrafish. We show that MPH blunts the response of cortisol to stress in zebrafish. On the other hand, MPH stresses fish per se. Additionally, MPH seems to modulate anxiety-like behaviors. We conclude that the presence of MPH in aquatic environments can alter neuroendocrine and behavior responses, which might considerably impact fish survival and welfare...
April 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445595/ventricular-fibrillation-cardiac-arrest-produces-a-chronic-striatal-hyperdopaminergic-state-that-is-worsened-by-methylphenidate-treatment
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Gerald J Nora, Rashed Harun, David F Fine, Daniel Hutchison, Adam C Grobart, Jason P Stezoski, Miranda Munoz, Patrick M Kochanek, Rehana K Leak, Tomas Drabek, Amy K Wagner
Cardiac arrest survival rates have improved with modern resuscitation techniques, but many survivors experience impairments associated with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Currently, little is understood about chronic changes in striatal dopamine (DA) systems after hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Given the common empiric clinical use of DA enhancing agents in neurorehabilitation, investigation evaluating dopaminergic alterations after cardiac arrest (CA) is necessary to optimize rehabilitation approaches. We hypothesized that striatal DA neurotransmission would be altered chronically after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest (VF-CA)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443027/personalized-medication-response-prediction-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-learning-in-the-model-space-vs-learning-in-the-data-space
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Hin K Wong, Paul A Tiffin, Michael J Chappell, Thomas E Nichols, Patrick R Welsh, Orla M Doyle, Boryana C Lopez-Kolkovska, Sarah K Inglis, David Coghill, Yuan Shen, Peter Tiño
Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders amongst school-aged children with an estimated prevalence of 5% in the global population (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Stimulants, particularly methylphenidate (MPH), are the first-line option in the treatment of ADHD (Reeves and Schweitzer, 2004; Dopheide and Pliszka, 2009) and are prescribed to an increasing number of children and adolescents in the US and the UK every year (Safer et al., 1996; McCarthy et al...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442911/are-psychiatric-comorbidities-and-associated-cognitive-functions-related-to-treatment-response-to-methylphenidate-in-boys-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#15
Mandy H Chan, Patrick Wl Leung, Ting-Pong Ho, Se-Fong Hung, Chi-Chiu Lee, Chun-Pan Tang, Ka-Chai Cheung, Fung-Yee Ching, Fefe Hk Chan, Lu-Hua Chen, Merce Garcia-Barcelo, Pak-Chung Sham
BACKGROUND: Methylphenidate (MPH) has been found to be an effective medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there are neither consistent nor sufficient findings on whether psychiatric comorbidities and associated cognitive functions of ADHD are related to treatment response to MPH in ADHD children. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether psychiatric comorbidities, IQ, and neurocognitive deficits are related to treatment response to MPH in ADHD children...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438945/multi-hospital-occurrence-of-pan-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st147-with-an-isecp1-directed-blaoxa-181-insertion-into-the-mgrb-gene-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#16
Ágnes Sonnevend, Akela Ghazawi, Rayhan Hashmey, Aliasgher Haidermota, Safinaz Girgis, Mubarak Alfaresi, Mohammed Omar, David L Paterson, Hosam M Zowawi, Tibor Pál
The emergence of pan-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains is an increasing concern. In the current study we describe a cluster of 9 pan-resistant K. pneumoniae ST147 isolates encountered in 4 patients over nearly one year in 3 hospitals of the United Arab Emirates. The isolates exhibited highly similar genotypes. All produced chromosomally encoded OXA-181 and the majority also produced the NDM-5 carbapenemase. Similarly to the previously described single isolate from the UAE, MS6671, the mgrB was disrupted by a functional, ISEcp1-driven blaOXA-181 insertion causing resistance to carbapenems...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438941/new-macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin-b-resistance-gene-erm-48-on-the-novel-plasmid-pjw2311-in-staphylococcus-xylosus
#17
Juliette R K Wipf, Matthew C Riley, Stephen A Kania, David A Bemis, Sabrina Andreis, Sybille Schwendener, Vincent Perreten
Whole-genome sequencing of Staphylococcus xylosus strain JW2311 from bovine mastitis milk identified the novel 49.3 kb macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (MLSB) resistance plasmid pJW2311. It contained the macrolide resistance gene mph(C), the macrolide-streptogramin B resistance gene msr(A), and the new MLSB resistance gene erm (48) and could be transformed into S. aureus by electroporation. Functionality of erm (48) was demonstrated by cloning and expression in S. aureus.
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436738/brainstem-injury-in-motor-vehicle-crashes
#18
David C Viano, Chantal S Parenteau
OBJECTIVE: This is a descriptive study of the frequency and risk for brainstem injury by crash type, belt use and crash severity (delta V). NASS-CDS electronic cases were reviewed to see if the transition from vehicles without advanced airbags and seatbelts, side airbags and curtains to vehicles with the safety technologies has influenced the risk for brainstem injury. METHODS: 1994-2013 NASS-CDS was analyzed to determine the number of brainstem injuries in non-ejected adults (15+ year old) in vehicle crashes...
March 1, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422635/simulated-driving-skills-evaluation-of-teenagers-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-before-driving-lessons
#19
Navah Zelda Ratzon, Efrat Kadury Lunievsky, Arie Ashkenasi, Joseph Laks, Herman Avner Cohen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the driving skills of teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during simulated driving before starting driving lessons and observed whether methylphenidate (MPH) affected their performance. METHOD: Sixty teenagers ages 15-18 yr were included; 29 teenagers with ADHD were tested with and without MPH, and 31 teenagers (control group) were tested once. All participants were tested on the STISIM Drive™ simulator. RESULTS: The number of center-line crossings was higher in the group without MPH treatment than in the control group and the MPH-treated group...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416110/structural-basis-for-kinase-mediated-macrolide-antibiotic-resistance
#20
Desiree H Fong, David L Burk, Jonathan Blanchet, Amy Y Yan, Albert M Berghuis
The macrolides are a class of antibiotic, characterized by a large macrocyclic lactone ring that can be inactivated by macrolide phosphotransferase enzymes. We present structures for MPH(2')-I and MPH(2')-II in the apo state, and in complex with GTP analogs and six different macrolides. These represent the first structures from the two main classes of macrolide phosphotransferases. The structures show that the enzymes are related to the aminoglycoside phosphotransferases, but are distinguished from them by the presence of a large interdomain linker that contributes to an expanded antibiotic binding pocket...
May 2, 2017: Structure
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