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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437761/negative-appraisals-and-fear-extinction-are-independently-related-to-ptsd-symptoms
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Daniel V Zuj, Matthew A Palmer, Kate E Gray, Chia-Ming K Hsu, Emma L Nicholson, Gin S Malhi, Richard A Bryant, Kim L Felmingham
BACKGROUND: Considerable research has revealed impaired fear extinction to be a significant predictor of PTSD. Fear extinction is also considered the primary mechanism of exposure therapy, and a critical factor in PTSD recovery. The cognitive theory of PTSD proposes that symptoms persist due to excessive negative appraisals about the trauma and its sequelae. Research has not yet examined the relationship between fear extinction and negative appraisals in PTSD. METHODS: A cross-sectional sample of participants with PTSD (n =21), and trauma-exposed controls (n =33) underwent a standardized differential fear conditioning and extinction paradigm, with skin conductance response (SCR) amplitude serving as the index of conditioned responses...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437731/children-and-adolescents-facing-a-continuous-security-threat-aggressive-behavior-and-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms
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Orit Nuttman-Shwartz
There is extensive research evidence indicating that children and youth are the most vulnerable population for developing psychological symptoms relating to war and terror. Although studies have documented a wide range of detrimental emotional and behavioral effects of such exposure, much less is known about the effects of exposure to a continuous security threat for children and adolescents. Against this background, the current article examined the implications of continuous exposure to missile attacks among 1096 children and adolescents enrolled in public schools near the Israeli border with Gaza...
April 21, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437455/effect-of-a-probiotic-beverage-consumption-enterococcus-faecium-crl-183-and-bifidobacterium-longum-atcc-15707-in-rats-with-chemically-induced-colitis
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Larissa Sbaglia Celiberto, Raquel Bedani, Naiara Naiana Dejani, Alexandra Ivo de Medeiros, José Antonio Sampaio Zuanon, Luis Carlos Spolidorio, Maria Angela Tallarico Adorno, Maria Bernadete Amâncio Varesche, Fábio Carrilho Galvão, Sandro Roberto Valentini, Graciela Font de Valdez, Elizeu Antonio Rossi, Daniela Cardoso Umbelino Cavallini
BACKGROUND: Some probiotic strains have the potential to assist in relieving the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. The impact of daily ingestion of a soy-based product fermented by Enterococcus faecium CRL 183 and Lactobacillus helveticus 416 with the addition of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC 15707 on chemically induced colitis has been investigated thereof within a period of 30 days. METHODS: Colitis was induced by dextran sulfate sodium. The animals were randomly assigned into five groups: Group C: negative control; Group CL: positive control; Group CLF: DSS with the fermented product; Group CLP: DSS with the non-fermented product (placebo); Group CLS: DSS with sulfasalazine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437356/scoliosis-is-a-risk-factor-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-adult-spinal-deformity
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Naobumi Hosogane, Kota Watanabe, Mitsuru Yagi, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yoshiaki Toyama, Morio Matsumoto
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether scoliosis is a risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sagittal spinal deformities are reported to cause GERD, but its association with spinal deformity in the coronal plane is not well studied. METHODS: We examined 190 patients with spinal disorders (mean age 70.6±8.6 y) who underwent standing whole-spine x-rays in the coronal and sagittal planes...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437323/lack-of-utility-of-anti-ttg-igg-to-diagnose-celiac-disease-when-anti-ttg-iga-is-negative
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Imad Absah, Abdul R Rishi, Rami Gebrail, Melissa R Snyder, Joseph A Murray
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease (CD) recommend initial testing with a highly sensitive serologic test for anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies (tTG IgA). When the probability of CD is high, IgA deficiency should be considered. The 2 approaches to address this include measuring "both tTG IgA and tTG IgG" or measuring "total IgA." We aim to assess the utility of an isolated positive tTG IgG result in diagnosing CD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing serologic testing for CD from January 1997 to June 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437216/posttraumatic-symptom-reporting-and-reported-cigarette-smoking-during-pregnancy
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Sara L Kornfield, Marian Moseley, Dina Appleby, Courtney L McMickens, Mary D Sammel, C Neill Epperson
INTRODUCTION: Increased prevalence of nicotine dependence among individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well established. However, there are limited studies on the prevalence of smoking during pregnancy in relation to prepregnancy history of trauma exposures and active PTSD symptoms during pregnancy. Prenatal smoking has been implicated in a host of negative outcomes for mother and baby. Given maternal and fetal risk, it is critical to define predictors of continued cigarette smoking during pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437056/psychotic-and-bipolar-disorders-schizophrenia
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Alaina L Edmunds
Schizophrenia is the most common psychotic illness, typically appearing between the late teenage years and the mid-30s. The first episode of psychosis may be preceded by a prodromal period. Schizophrenia symptoms fall into six common symptom clusters: delusions and hallucinations, disorganization of speech, cognitive dysfunction, negative symptoms, affective symptoms, and motor system abnormalities. The diagnosis is based on criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, including exclusion of other possible medical or psychiatric etiologies of psychosis...
April 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436719/gambling-frequency-and-symptoms-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-relation-to-problem-gambling-among-swedish-adolescents-a-population-based-study
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Charlotta Hellström, Philippe Wagner, Kent W Nilsson, Jerzy Leppert, Cecilia Åslund
AIM: To investigate the associations between gambling frequency, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, and problem gambling among adolescent boys and girls. One hypothesis was that adolescents with increased ADHD symptoms have a higher frequency of gambling compared to adolescents with fewer ADHD symptoms. METHOD: A population-based sample of adolescents (aged 15-18 years) completed a questionnaire on demographics, gambling habits, ADHD symptoms, and problematic gambling; 1412 adolescents (from 4440 sampled) with gambling experience were included in the final sample...
April 24, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436345/evidence-that-polygenic-risk-for-psychotic-disorder-is-expressed-in-the-domain-of-neurodevelopment-emotion-regulation-and-attribution-of-salience
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J van Os, Y van der Steen, Md A Islam, S Gülöksüz, B P Rutten, C J Simons
BACKGROUND: The liability-threshold model of psychosis risk predicts stronger phenotypic manifestation of the polygenic risk score (PRS) in the healthy relatives of patients, as compared with healthy comparison subjects. METHODS: First-degree relatives of patients with psychotic disorder (871 siblings and 812 parents) and healthy comparison subjects (n = 523) were interviewed three times in 6 years. Repeated measures of two psychosis phenotypes, the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences (CAPE; self-report - subscales of positive, negative and depressive symptoms) and the Structured Interview for Schizotypy - Revised (SIS-R; clinical interview - subscales of positive and negative schizotypy), were examined for association with PRS...
April 24, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436341/insular-pathology-in-young-people-with-high-functioning-autism-and-first-episode-psychosis
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M Parellada, L Pina-Camacho, C Moreno, Y Aleman, M-O Krebs, M Desco, J Merchán-Naranjo, A Del Rey-Mejías, L Boada, C Llorente, D Moreno, C Arango, J Janssen
BACKGROUND: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and psychosis share deficits in social cognition. The insular region has been associated with awareness of self and reality, which may be basic for proper social interactions. METHODS: Total and regional insular volume and thickness measurements were obtained from a sample of 30 children and adolescents with ASD, 29 with early onset first-episode psychosis (FEP), and 26 healthy controls (HC). Total, regional, and voxel-level volume and thickness measurements were compared between groups (with correction for multiple comparisons), and the relationship between these measurements and symptom severity was explored...
April 24, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436192/predictors-of-non-pharmacological-intervention-effect-on-cognitive-function-and-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-older-people-with-dementia
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Ting-Jung Hsu, Hui-Te Tsai, An-Chun Hwang, Liang-Yu Chen, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: Our previous work showed that non-pharmacological interventions could effectively reduce the severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), while the factors influencing the effect of intervention were less explored. Therefore, the main purpose of the present study was to investigate the predictors of the non-pharmacological intervention effect for old veterans with dementia and BPSD. METHODS: A total of 141 old veterans with dementia living in two veterans' homes in northern Taiwan were recruited...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436185/predictive-factors-for-dementia-and-cognitive-impairment-among-residents-living-in-the-veterans-retirement-communities-in-taiwan-implications-for-cognitive-health-promotion-activities
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Liang-Yu Chen, Yi-Hui Wu, Chung-Yu Huang, Li-Kuo Liu, An-Chun Hwang, Li-Ning Peng, Ming-Hsieh Lin, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To identify potentially modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline among veterans' home residents in Taiwan METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study was part of the Veteran Affairs-Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment study that retrieved data of the comprehensive geriatric assessment for 946 residents living at four veterans' homes in Taiwan. The study participants were interviewed every 3-6 months from January 2012 and December 2014. Demographic characteristics,multimorbidity by Charlson's Comorbidities Index, physical function by the Barthel Index, cognition by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), depression by the five-item Geriatric Depression Scale and nutritional status by the Mini-Nutrition Assessment-Short Form were collected for analysis...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436125/the-quipp-app-a-safe-alternative-to-a-treat-all-strategy-for-threatened-preterm-labour
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Helena A Watson, Jenny Carter, Paul T Seed, Rachel M Tribe, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a treat-all policy (advocated by NICE) compared to the QUIPP app (predictive model combining history of spontaneous preterm birth gestation and quantitative fetal fibronectin) for women in threatened preterm labour at <30 weeks gestation. METHODS: We conducted a subanalysis of prospectively collected data of pregnant women presenting with symptoms of preterm labour from the EQUIPP (REC Ref. 10/H0806/68) and PETRA (REC Ref...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435992/elevated-plasma-s100b-psychotic-symptoms-and-cognition-in-schizophrenia
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Huiqiong Deng, Ramandeep S Kahlon, Satyajit Mohite, Pooja A Amin, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Gabriela D Colpo, Laura Stertz, Gabriel R Fries, Consuelo Walss-Bass, Jair C Soares, Olaoluwa O Okusaga
S100B is a calcium binding protein mainly produced by glial cells. Previous studies have shown elevated levels of S100B in patients with schizophrenia. We measured S100B levels in fasting plasma of 39 patients with schizophrenia and 19 adult healthy controls. We used linear regression to compare S100B between patients and controls. In patients only, we also investigated the relationship between S100B levels and psychotic symptoms (assessed by the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale), and cognitive function (assessed by the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery), respectively by calculating Pearson's correlation coefficients...
April 24, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435932/default-mode-network-subsystems-are-differentially-disrupted-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Danielle R Miller, Scott M Hayes, Jasmeet P Hayes, Jeffrey M Spielberg, Ginette Lafleche, Mieke Verfaellie
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by debilitating re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptoms following trauma exposure. Recent evidence suggests that individuals with PTSD show disrupted functional connectivity in the default mode network, an intrinsic network that consists of a midline core, a medial temporal lobe (MTL) subsystem, and a dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dMPFC) subsystem. The present study examined whether functional connectivity in these subsystems is differentially disrupted in PTSD...
January 13, 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435890/gene-expression-profile-of-human-cytokines-in-response-to-burkholderia-pseudomallei-infection
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Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
Melioidosis is an underreported infectious disease, caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Understanding the disease susceptibility and pathogenesis is crucial for developing newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this life-threatening infection. In this study, we aimed to analyze the gene expression levels of important cytokines in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlates with disease biomarkers compared to cases of sepsis infection caused by other pathogens and healthy individuals...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435330/first-case-of-imported-chikungunya-infection-in-croatia-2016
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Boris Luksic, Nenad Pandak, Edita Drazic-Maras, Svjetlana Karabuva, Mislav Radic, Andrea Babic-Erceg, Ljubo Barbic, Vladimir Stevanovic, Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
In recent years, several European countries reported cases of imported chikungunya infection. We present the first imported clinically manifested chikungunya fever in Croatia. A 27-year-old woman returned to Croatia on 21 March 2016, after she stayed in Costa Rica for two months where she had noticed a mosquito bite on her left forearm. Five days after the mosquito bite she developed severe arthralgias, fever and erythematous papular rash. In next few days symptoms gradually subsided. After ten days she felt better, but arthralgias re-appeared accompanied with morning stiffness...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435328/aortic-valve-papillary-fibroelastoma-causing-embolic-strokes-a-case-report-and-review
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Avraham Miller, Audrik Perez, Swathi Pabba, Vijay Shetty
Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are the second most common benign neoplasms of the cardiac valves and are being recognized more frequently because of higher resolution imaging technology. PFEs are associated with substantial complications that are secondary to systemic embolism. Surgical resection should be offered to all patients who have symptoms and to asymptomatic patients who have pedunculated lesions or tumors larger than 1 cm in diameter. Herein, we present a patient who presented for a second time in 2 months with stroke symptoms...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434947/effect-of-urinary-cytology-for-detecting-recurrence-in-remnant-urothelium-after-radical%C3%A2-cystectomy-insights-from-a-10-year-cytology-database
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Renate Pichler, Gennadi Tulchiner, Wilhelm Oberaigner, Georg Schaefer, Wolfgang Horninger, Andrea Brunner, Isabel Heidegger
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of urinary cytology (UCy) for detecting recurrence in the remnant urothelium (RRU) after radical cystectomy (RC) for urothelial cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a 10-year retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected, single-center RC database comprising 177 patients who had undergone follow-up examinations at our department with ≥ 1 available postoperative UCy specimen. UCy specimens were classified using the Papanicolaou scheme...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434908/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-female-with-compound-heterozygous-contiguous-exon-deletions
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Eri Takeshita, Narihiro Minami, Kumiko Minami, Mikiya Suzuki, Takeya Awashima, Akihiko Ishiyama, Hirofumi Komaki, Ichizo Nishino, Masayuki Sasaki
Females with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) mutations rarely exhibit clinical symptoms from childhood, although potential mechanisms for symptoms associated with DMD and BMD in females have been reported. We report the case of a female DMD patient with a clinical course indistinguishable from that of a male DMD patient, and who possessed compound heterozygous contiguous exon deletions in the dystrophin gene. She exhibited Gowers' sign, calf muscle hypertrophy, and a high serum creatine kinase level at 2 years...
April 3, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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