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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527315/longitudinal-decline-in-speech-production-in-parkinson-s-disease-spectrum-disorders
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Sharon Ash, Charles Jester, Collin York, Olga L Kofman, Rachel Langey, Amy Halpin, Kim Firn, Sophia Dominguez Perez, Lama Chahine, Meredith Spindler, Nabila Dahodwala, David J Irwin, Corey McMillan, Daniel Weintraub, Murray Grossman
We examined narrative speech production longitudinally in non-demented (n=15) and mildly demented (n=8) patients with Parkinson's disease spectrum disorder (PDSD), and we related increasing impairment to structural brain changes in specific language and motor regions. Patients provided semi-structured speech samples, describing a standardized picture at two time points (mean±SD interval=38±24months). The recorded speech samples were analyzed for fluency, grammar, and informativeness. PDSD patients with dementia exhibited significant decline in their speech, unrelated to changes in overall cognitive or motor functioning...
May 17, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527304/additive-effect-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-the-development-of-diabetes-in-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Ji Cheol Bae, Soo Kyoung Kim, Ji Min Han, Sam Kwon, Da Young Lee, Jihyun Kim, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Won-Young Lee, Ki-Won Oh, Sung-Woo Park, Eun Jung Rhee
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), with insulin resistance as the common pathophysiology. In a current longitudinal cohort study, we evaluated the separate and combined effects of MetS and NAFLD on incident diabetes risk. METHODS: Participants were categorized into four groups on the basis of the presence of NAFLD and MetS at baseline (i.e., with NAFLD, with MetS, with both, or without either)...
May 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527204/levetiracetam-alters-oscillatory-connectivity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Christian S Musaeus, Mouhsin M Shafi, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Susan T Herman, Daniel Z Press
Seizures occur at a higher frequency in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) but overt, clinically obvious events are infrequent. Evidence from animal models and studies in mild cognitive impairment suggest that subclinical epileptic discharges may play a role in the clinical and pathophysiological manifestations of AD. In this feasibility study, the neurophysiological and cognitive effects of acute administration of levetiracetam (LEV) are measured in patients with mild AD to test whether it could have a therapeutic benefit...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527110/a-review-of-the-hemodynamic-factors-believed-to-contribute-to-vascular-access-dysfunction
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Connor V Cunnane, Eoghan M Cunnane, Michael T Walsh
A vascular access (VA) is used to facilitate hemodialysis in patients that suffer from end-stage renal disease. However, they suffer from high failure rates due to non-maturation and venous stenosis, with intimal hyperplasia (IH) the underlying cause of both conditions. Abnormal hemodynamic profiles, which arise following VA creation, are believed to lead to the development of IH. However, the exact physiological response that initiates this process is unknown. This review evaluates the different hemodynamic parameters that are hypothesised to correlate with the development of IH...
May 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527096/childhood-predictors-of-young-adult-social-functioning-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Kayla E Wagner, Wendy R Kates, Wanda Fremont, Kevin M Antshel
The primary objectives of the current prospective longitudinal study were to (a) describe social functioning outcomes and (b) identify childhood predictors of social functioning in young adults with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS). Childhood predictors of young adult social functioning were examined. Family environment and parental stress in adolescence were investigated as potential mediators between childhood variables and adult social functioning. Parent rated childhood internalizing symptoms significantly predicted young adult social functioning in 22q11...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527073/mindfulness-and-pharmacological-prophylaxis-have-comparable-effect-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-clinical-indexes-in-chronic-migraine-with-medication-overuse-results-at-12%C3%A2-months-after-withdrawal
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Licia Grazzi, Domenico D'Amico, Alberto Raggi, Matilde Leonardi, Emilio Ciusani, Elena Corsini, Giovanni D'Andrea, Andrea Bolner, Francisco Salgado-García, Frank Andrasik, Emanuela Sansone
Chronic migraine (CM) is a disabling condition arising from a complex mixture of interconnected biological, psychological and social factors, and is often associated with medication overuse (MO). Mindfulness is emerging as a helpful treatment for pain, and one study showed that the longitudinal 12 months' course of CM-MO patients that attended mindfulness-based treatment alone was similar to that of patients receiving medical prophylaxis alone; in this study, we describe the course of biomarkers of inflammation...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527014/high-frequency-heart-rate-variability-reactivity-and-trait-worry-interact-to-predict-the-development-of-sleep-disturbances-in-response-to-a-naturalistic-stressor
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Sasha MacNeil, Sonya S Deschênes, Warren Caldwell, Melanie Brouillard, Thien-Thanh Dang-Vu, Jean-Philippe Gouin
BACKGROUND: High-frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV) reactivity was proposed as a vulnerability factor for stress-induced sleep disturbances. Its effect may be amplified among individuals with high trait worry or sleep reactivity. PURPOSE: This study evaluated whether HF-HRV reactivity to a worry induction, sleep reactivity, and trait worry predict increases in sleep disturbances in response to academic stress, a naturalistic stressor. METHOD: A longitudinal study following 102 undergraduate students during an academic semester with well-defined periods of lower and higher academic stress was conducted...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
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Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526919/antibodies-to-post-translationally-modified-insulin-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-prediction-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children
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Rocky Strollo, Chiara Vinci, Nicola Napoli, Paolo Pozzilli, Johnny Ludvigsson, Ahuva Nissim
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We have shown that autoimmunity to insulin in type 1 diabetes may result from neoepitopes induced by oxidative post-translational modifications (oxPTM). Antibodies specific to oxPTM-insulin (oxPTM-INS-Ab) are present in most newly diagnosed individuals with type 1 diabetes and are more common than autoantibodies to native insulin. In this study, we investigated whether oxPTM-INS-Ab are present before clinical onset of type 1 diabetes, and evaluated the ability of oxPTM-INS-Ab to identify children progressing to type 1 diabetes...
May 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526893/do-we-need-3d-tube-current-modulation-information-for-accurate-organ-dosimetry-in-chest-ct-protocols-dose-comparisons
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Xochitl Lopez-Rendon, Guozhi Zhang, Walter Coudyzer, Wim Develter, Hilde Bosmans, Federica Zanca
OBJECTIVES: To compare the lung and breast dose associated with three chest protocols: standard, organ-based tube current modulation (OBTCM) and fast-speed scanning; and to estimate the error associated with organ dose when modelling the longitudinal (z-) TCM versus the 3D-TCM in Monte Carlo simulations (MC) for these three protocols. METHOD: Five adult and three paediatric cadavers with different BMI were scanned. The CTDIvol of the OBTCM and the fast-speed protocols were matched to the patient-specific CTDIvol of the standard protocol...
May 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526837/cr-39-track-detector-for-multi-mev-ion-spectroscopy
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T W Jeong, P K Singh, C Scullion, H Ahmed, P Hadjisolomou, C Jeon, H Yun, K F Kakolee, M Borghesi, S Ter-Avetisyan
We present the characteristics of track formation on the front and rear surfaces of CR-39 produced by laser-driven protons and carbon ions. A methodological approach, based on bulk etch length, is proposed to uniquely characterize the particle tracks in CR-39, enabling comparative description of the track characteristics in different experiments. The response of CR-39 to ions is studied based on the energy dependent growth rate of the track diameter to understand the intrinsic particle stopping process within the material...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526635/arsenic-exposures-alter-clinical-indicators-of-anemia-in-a-male-population-of-smokers-and-non-smokers-in-bangladesh
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Faruque Parvez, Sebastian Medina, Regina Santella, Tariqul Islam, Fredine T Lauer, Nur Alam, Mahbubul Eunus, Mizanour Rahman, Pam Factor-Litvak, Habib Ahsan, Joseph Graziano, Ke Jian Liu, Scott W Burchiel
Drinking water arsenic (WAs) exposure has been linked to a number of detrimental health outcomes including anemia, primarily among pregnant women. Little is known about the effects of arsenic (As) on hematological disorders among men. We have examined the role of As exposure on hematological indicators of anemia in a group of men exposed to a wide range of As in their drinking water. We conducted a cross-sectional investigation among 119 healthy men in the Health Effects of As Longitudinal Study (HEALS) cohort, in rural Bangladesh...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526527/cellular-scale-model-of-growth-plate-an-in-silico-model-of-chondrocyte-hypertrophy
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H A Castro-Abril, J M Guevara, M A Moncayo, S J Shefelbine, L A Barrera, D A Garzón-Alvarado
The growth plate is the responsible for longitudinal bone growth. It is a cartilaginous structure formed by chondrocytes that are continuously undergoing a differentiation process that starts with a highly proliferative state, followed by cellular hypertrophy, and finally tissue ossification. Within the growth plate chondrocytes display a characteristic columnar organization that potentiates longitudinal growth. Both chondrocyte organization and hypertrophy are highly regulated processes influenced by biochemical and mechanical stimuli...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526388/serum-vitamin-d-and-change-in-lipid-levels-over-5%C3%A2-y-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Kamil F Faridi, Di Zhao, Seth S Martin, Joshua R Lupton, Steven R Jones, Eliseo Guallar, Christie M Ballantyne, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
OBJECTIVES: Deficiency of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, perhaps mediated through dyslipidemia. Deficient 25(OH)D is cross-sectionally associated with dyslipidemia, but little is known about longitudinal lipid changes. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of 25(OH)D deficiency to longitudinal lipid changes and risk for incident dyslipidemia. METHODS: This was a longitudinal community-based study of 13 039 participants from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study who had 25(OH)D and lipids measured at baseline (1990-1992) and lipids remeasured in 1993 to 1994 and 1996 to 1998...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526258/sleep-duration-and-the-associated-cardiometabolic-risk-scores-in-adults
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Thirumagal Kanagasabai, Jean-Philippe Chaput
OBJECTIVES: To identify the sleep duration associated with the lowest cardiometabolic risk score in adults and to determine if the association varies by subgroups (eg, sex, age groups, ethnicity, and smoking status). DESIGN: Cross-sectional data from the 2005-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. SETTING: Non-institutionalized civil sample from the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Age ≥20 y (N=8827) with sleep and cardiometabolic health data...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526254/associations-between-midlife-insomnia-symptoms-and-earlier-retirement
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Lauren Hale, Lee Singer, Jodi H Barnet, Paul E Peppard, Erika W Hagen
BACKGROUND: Insomnia symptoms are prevalent and associated with impaired health and well-being. However, scant research has investigated whether midlife insomnia symptoms are also associated with earlier retirement, thereby contributing to additional economic consequences. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from a community-based sample of 1635 Wisconsin State employees (51.6% women) that were collected from 1988 until 2014. Study participants were asked about insomnia symptoms (difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty getting back to sleep, repeated nocturnal awakenings, and early morning awakenings) in midlife, with prospective follow-up questions about the specific reasons for retirement between 2010 and 2014...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526193/effects-of-multiple-breath-hold-reproducibility-on-treatment-localization-and-dosimetric-accuracy-in-radiotherapy-of-left-sided-breast-cancer-with-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique
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Mika Kapanen, Marko Laaksomaa, Jani Pehkonen, Mikko Haltamo, Helmi Luukkanen, Turkka Lehtonen, Simo Hyödynmaa, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of breath hold reproducibility on positional and dosimetric errors in radiotherapy of patients with left-sided breast cancer (LSBC) treated with voluntary deep inspiration breath hold (vDIBH) technique. Clinical data from 2 groups of patients with LSBC were retrospectively investigated: (1) those irradiated for the whole breast only (WB group, n = 20) using typically from 3 to 5 breath holds per treatment session and (2) those irradiated simultaneously also for supraclavicular lymph nodes (WB + SLN group, n = 27) using from 7 to 9 breath holds per fraction...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526030/prenatal-bisphenol-a-exposure-and-dysregulation-of-infant-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-function-findings-from-the-apron-cohort-study
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Gerald F Giesbrecht, Maede Ejaredar, Jiaying Liu, Jenna Thomas, Nicole Letourneau, Tavis Campbell, Jonathan W Martin, Deborah Dewey
BACKGROUND: Animal models show that prenatal bisphenol A (BPA) exposure leads to sexually dimorphic disruption of the neuroendocrine system in offspring, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) neuroendocrine system, but human data are lacking. In humans, prenatal BPA exposure is associated with sex-specific behavioural problems in children, and HPA axis dysregulation may be a biological mechanism. The objective of the current study was to examine sex differences in associations between prenatal maternal urinary BPA concentration and HPA axis function in 3 month old infants...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525928/-indicators-for-speech-comprehension-in-migrant-children-a-comparison-of-extreme-groups
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Christiane Kiese-Himmel, Herbert Poinstingl, Nicole von Steinbüchel
Objective Children with migrant background learning German as second language are frequently considered having problems in speech comprehension and speaking; nevertheless, it is very difficult to objectify that for young children. For this purpose risk-factors should be determined empirically. Material and Methods The study comprised 126 children from a developmental longitudinal study in 7 day-care centers in Frankfurt/M and Darmstadt. The sample was sorted into two extreme groups by their achievement in oral German language comprehension: criterion T-score ≥46=age appropriate (N=61) vs...
May 19, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
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