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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943542/a-card-type-odor-identification-test-for-japanese-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-related-disorders
#1
Yuji Watanabe, Keisuke Suzuki, Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Masayuki Miyamoto, Ayaka Numao, Hiroaki Fujita, Tomoyuki Uchiyama, Taro Kadowaki, Takeo Matsubara, Koichi Hirata
Objective The characteristics of olfactory impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) have not been determined in detail. We assessed the olfactory function among PD, MSA and PSP patients. Methods A card-type odor identification test, Open Essence (OE, Wako, Japan), which consists of 12 different odorants familiar to Japanese subjects, was administered to 98 PD patients, 32 MSA patients, 17 PSP patients and 96 control subjects ≥50 years of age...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942493/asymptomatic-corneal-keratopathy-secondary-to%C3%A2-hypertyrosinaemia-following-low-dose-nitisinone-and%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-literature-review-of-tyrosine-keratopathy-in%C3%A2-alkaptonuria
#2
M Khedr, S Judd, M C Briggs, A T Hughes, A M Milan, R M K Stewart, E A Lock, J A Gallagher, L R Ranganath
Nitisinone, although unapproved for use in alkaptonuria (AKU), is currently the only homogentisic acid lowering therapy with a potential to modify disease progression in AKU. Therefore, safe use of nitisinone off-label requires identifying and managing tyrosine keratopathy. A 22-year-old male with AKU commenced 2 mg daily nitisinone after full assessment. He was issued an alert card explaining potential ocular symptoms such as red eye, tearing, ocular pain and visual impairment and how to manage them. On his first and second annual follow-up visits to the National Alkaptonuria Centre (NAC), there was no corneal keratopathy on slit lamp examination...
September 24, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940848/executive-function-and-functional-and-structural-brain-differences-in-middle-age-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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B Blair Braden, Christopher J Smith, Amiee Thompson, Tyler K Glaspy, Emily Wood, Divya Vatsa, Angela E Abbott, Samuel C McGee, Leslie C Baxter
There is a rapidly growing group of aging adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who may have unique needs, yet cognitive and brain function in older adults with ASD is understudied. We combined functional and structural neuroimaging and neuropsychological tests to examine differences between middle-aged men with ASD and matched neurotypical (NT) men. Participants (ASD, n = 16; NT, n = 17) aged 40-64 years were well-matched according to age, IQ (range: 83-131), and education (range: 9-20 years)...
September 21, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940479/activation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-microglia-the-role-of-ceramide
#4
Hannah Scheiblich, Anna Schlütter, Douglas T Golenbock, Eicke Latz, Pilar Martinez-Martinez, Michael T Heneka
Inflammation within the CNS is a major component of many neurodegenerative diseases. A characteristic feature is the generation of microglia-derived factors that play an essential role in the immune response. IL-1β is a pro-inflammatory cytokine released by activated microglia, able to exacerbate injury at elevated levels. In the presence of caspase-1, pro-IL-1β is cleaved to the mature cytokine following NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Growing evidence suggests that ceramide plays a critical role in NLRP3 inflammasome assembly, however, the relationship between ceramide and inflammasome activation in microglia remains unknown...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939461/perception-of-employment-by-the-veterans-participating-in-the-national-veterans-wheelchair-games-a-survey-study
#5
William Kim, Leah Lee, Daniel Lans, David Tostenrude, Kenneth Lee
BACKGROUND: Employment in those with disability is an important rehabilitation goal along with achieving some measure of functional independence and at the same time one of the most difficult goals to achieve. The number of people with disabilities participating in adaptive sports has been steadily rising over the years. A few studies have looked at the relationship between physical fitness and employment status in those with disability, but there have been no studies that focused on the results of organized adaptive sports events affecting employment outcome...
September 19, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938852/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-executive-dysfunctions-in-adhd-implications-for-inhibitory-control-interference-control-working-memory-and-cognitive-flexibility
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Vahid Nejati, Mohammad Ali Salehinejad, Michael A Nitsche, Asal Najian, Amir-Homayoun Javadi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) on major executive functions (EFs), including response inhibition, executive control, working memory (WM), and cognitive flexibility/task switching in ADHD. METHOD: ADHD children received (a) left anodal/right cathodal DLPFC tDCS and (b) sham stimulation in Experiment 1 and (a) left anodal DLPFC/right cathodal OFC tDCS, (b) left cathodal DLPFC/right anodal OFC tDCS, and (c) sham stimulation in Experiment 2...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936677/prokaryotic-assemblages-in-the-maritime-antarctic-lake-limnopolar-byers-peninsula-south-shetland-islands
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M Papale, C Rizzo, J A Villescusa, C Rochera, A Camacho, L Michaud, A Lo Giudice
The potentially metabolically active components within the prokaryotic assemblages inhabiting the Antarctic Lake Limnopolar (Byers Peninsula, Maritime Antarctica) were investigated by a polyphasic approach which included culture-dependent and culture-independent methods (based on RNA molecules). Results support previous observations on the Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes dominance, followed by Actinobacteria, in Antarctic lakes. In particular, Alpha-, Betaproteobacteria and Bacteroidetes were mainly detected by CARD-FISH and cDNA cloning, whereas Gammaproteobacteria and Actinobacteria dominated within the cultivable fraction...
September 21, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935126/-pharmaceutical-record-s-use-in-drugs-sales-service-analysis-of-five-months-of-experimentation
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M France, A-S Leromain, C Jarre, M Hellot-Guersing, C Derharoutunian, A Gadot, R Roubille
OBJECTIVE: The pharmaceutical record integrated in the health insurance card is now exploitable by hospital pharmacists. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of pharmaceutical record's use in hospital drugs sales service and the relevance of this tool to secure the ambulatory dispensing of drugs. METHOD: All patients admitted in hospital drugs sales service between June and October 2016 were included. With the patient's consent, pharmaceutical record was created and/or consulted and implemented...
September 18, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933604/the-nottingham-fatigue-after-stroke-notfast-study-factors-associated-with-severity-of-fatigue-in-stroke-patients-without-depression
#9
Avril Drummond, Louise Hawkins, Nikola Sprigg, Nick S Ward, Amit Mistri, Pippa Tyrrell, Gillian E Mead, Esme Worthington, Nadina B Lincoln
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with post-stroke fatigue in a sample of stroke survivors without depression. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING: Recruitment was from four stroke units in the UK. SUBJECTS: Participants were assessed within four to six weeks of first stroke; those with high levels of depressive symptoms (score ⩾7 Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards) were excluded. MAIN MEASURES: Participants were assessed after stroke on the Fatigue Severity Scale of the Fatigue Assessment Inventory, the Rivermead Mobility Index, Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living scale, Beck Anxiety Index, Sleep Hygiene Index, 6m walk test, and measures of cognitive ability...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931946/comparison-of-perfusion-models-for-quantitative-t1-weighted-dce-mri-of-rectal-cancer
#10
Tanja Gaa, Wiebke Neumann, Sonja Sudarski, Ulrike I Attenberger, Stefan O Schönberg, Lothar R Schad, Frank G Zöllner
In this work, the two compartment exchange model and two compartment uptake model were applied to obtain quantitative perfusion parameters in rectum carcinoma and the results were compared to those obtained by the deconvolution algorithm. Eighteen patients with newly diagnosed rectal carcinoma underwent 3 T MRI of the pelvis including a T1 weighted dynamic contrastenhanced (DCE) protocol before treatment. Mean values for Plasma Flow (PF), Plasma Volume (PV) and Mean Transit Time (MTT) were obtained for all three approaches and visualized in parameter cards...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931603/the-pyhin-protein-p205-regulates-the-inflammasome-by-controlling-asc-expression
#11
Sreya Ghosh, Christina Wallerath, Sergio Covarrubias, Veit Hornung, Susan Carpenter, Katherine A Fitzgerald
Members of the IFN-inducible PYHIN protein family, such as absent in melanoma-2 and IFN-γ-inducible protein (IFI)16, bind dsDNA and form caspase-1-activating inflammasomes that are important in immunity to cytosolic bacteria, DNA viruses, or HIV. IFI16 has also been shown to regulate transcription of type I IFNs during HSV infection. The role of other members of the PYHIN protein family in the regulation of immune responses is much less clear. In this study, we identified an immune-regulatory function for a member of the murine PYHIN protein family, p205 (also called Ifi205)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930165/timeliness-of-childhood-primary-immunization-and-risk-factors-related-with-delays-evidence-from-the-2014-zhejiang-provincial-vaccination-coverage-survey
#12
Yu Hu, Qian Li, Yaping Chen
Background: this study aimed to assess both immunization coverage and timeliness, as well as reasons for non-vaccination, and identity the risk factors of delayed immunization, for the vaccines scheduled during the first year of life, in Zhejiang province, east China. Methods: A cluster survey among children aged 24-35 months was conducted. Demographic information and socio-economic characteristics of the selected child, the mother, and the household were collected. Immunization data were transcribed from immunization cards...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929945/innovative-pcr-without-dna-extraction-for-african-sickle-cell-disease-diagnosis
#13
L Detemmerman, S Olivier, V Bours, F Boemer
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin (Hb) disorders consist of thalassemia and Hb structural variants, of which the major forms are associated with severe anemia and/or vascular occlusion. Current diagnostic techniques are highly accurate and mostly based on isoelectric focusing, high-performance liquid chromatography or mass spectrometry, which often require advanced laboratory equipment. In sub-Saharan Africa, the Hb disorders are mainly associated to the pathological variants hemoglobin S (HbS) and HbC...
September 20, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928438/zyxin-stabilizes-rig-i-and-mavs-interactions-and-promotes-type-i-interferon-response
#14
Takahisa Kouwaki, Masaaki Okamoto, Hirotake Tsukamoto, Yoshimi Fukushima, Misako Matsumoto, Tsukasa Seya, Hiroyuki Oshiumi
RIG-I and MDA5 are cytoplasmic viral RNA sensors that belong to the RIG-I-like receptors (RLRs), which induce antiviral innate immune responses, including the production of type I interferon and other pro-inflammatory cytokines. After recognition of viral RNA, the N-terminal caspase activation and recruitment domains (CARDs) of RIG-I and MDA5 bind to a CARD in the MAVS adaptor molecule, resulting in MAVS oligomerization and downstream signaling. To reveal the molecular mechanism of MAVS-dependent signaling, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screening and identified zyxin as a protein that binds to MAVS...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928295/real-time-human-respiration-carbon-dioxide-measurement-device-for-cardiorespiratory-assessment
#15
Om Prakash Singh, Teo Aik Howe, Malarvili Balakrishnan
Development of a human respiration carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement device remains a demanding research to evaluate the cardio-respiratory status of human beings since last decades in and out of hospital. Hence, we report a real time, user operable CO2 measurement device using infrared CO2 sensor, Arduino Mega2560, and thin film transistor (TFT, 3.5"), incorporated with low pass (cut-off frequency,10Hz) and moving average (span,8) filters. The proposed device measures features such as partial end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2), respiratory rate (RR), inspired carbon dioxide (ICO2) and newly proposed feature, Hjorth Activity that annotated with a date and time received from real-time clock and stores into the secure digital (SD) card...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928178/trend-analysis-of-mortality-rates-and-causes-of-death-in-children-under-5-years-old-in-beijing-china-from-1992-to-2015-and-forecast-of-mortality-into-the-future-an-entire-population-based-epidemiological-study
#16
Han Cao, Jing Wang, Yichen Li, Dongyang Li, Jin Guo, Yifei Hu, Kai Meng, Dian He, Bin Liu, Zheng Liu, Han Qi, Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To analyse trends in mortality and causes of death among children aged under 5 years in Beijing, China between 1992 and 2015 and to forecast under-5 mortality rates (U5MRs) for the period 2016-2020. METHODS: An entire population-based epidemiological study was conducted. Data collection was based on the Child Death Reporting Card of the Beijing Under-5 Mortality Rate Surveillance Network. Trends in mortality and leading causes of death were analysed using the χ(2) test and SPSS 19...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926791/prevalence-and-correlates-of-sleep-related-problems-in-adults-receiving-medical-cannabis-for-chronic-pain
#17
James A Cranford, J Todd Arnedt, Deirdre A Conroy, Kipling M Bohnert, Carrie Bourque, Frederic C Blow, Mark Ilgen
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence and correlates of sleep problems in a sample of medical cannabis patients. PROCEDURES: Adults ages 21 and older (N=801,M age=45.8) who were seeking medical cannabis certification (either for the first time or as a renewal) for chronic pain at medical cannabis clinics in southern Michigan completed baseline measures of cannabis use, sleep, pain, and other related constructs. FINDINGS: Over half of the sample (59%) met criteria for past 1-month sleep disturbance, defined as at least one sleep problem occurring on 15 or more nights in the past month...
September 9, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926528/the-improving-rural-cancer-outcomes-trial-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-complex-intervention-to-reduce-time-to-diagnosis-in-rural-cancer-patients-in-western-australia
#18
Jon D Emery, Victoria Gray, Fiona M Walter, Shelley Cheetham, Emma J Croager, Terry Slevin, Christobel Saunders, Timothy Threlfall, Kirsten Auret, Anna K Nowak, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Max Bulsara, C D'Arcy J Holman
BACKGROUND: Rural Australians have poorer survival for most common cancers, due partially to later diagnosis. Internationally, several initiatives to improve cancer outcomes have focused on earlier presentation to healthcare and timely diagnosis. We aimed to measure the effect of community-based symptom awareness and general practice-based educational interventions on the time to diagnosis in rural patients presenting with breast, prostate, colorectal or lung cancer in Western Australia...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924569/patient-radiation-exposure-and-dose-tracking-a-perspective
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Madan M Rehani
Much of the emphasis on radiation protection about 2 decades ago accrued from the need for protection of radiation workers and collective doses to populations from medical exposures. With the realization that individual patient doses were rising and becoming an issue, the author had propagated the concept of a smart card for radiation exposure history of individual patients. During the last 7 years, much has happened wherein radiation exposure and the dose history of individual patients has become a reality in many countries...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924058/localization-of-cdc7-protein-kinase-during-dna-replication-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Daniel Rossbach, D Suzi Bryan, Jay R Hesselberth, Robert Sclafani
DDK, a conserved serine-threonine protein kinase composed of a regulatory subunit, Dbf4, and a catalytic subunit, Cdc7, is essential for DNA replication initiation during S phase of the cell cycle through MCM2-7 helicase phosphorylation. The biological significance of DDK is well characterized, but the full mechanism of how DDK associates with substrates remains unclear. Cdc7 is bound to chromatin in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome throughout the cell cycle, but there is little empirical evidence as to specific Cdc7 binding locations...
September 18, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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