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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245168/-school-entrance-examination-for-lateral-entrants-what-can-and-what-should-they-be-able-to-do-a-discussion-contribution-based-on-the-data-from-the-health-authority-frankfurt-am-main-2006-2016
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Maria Karathana, Bernhard Krackhardt, Manuela Schade, Ursel Heudorf
Question The medical investigation of school beginners is one of the essential tasks of the child and youth services of the health authorities. While in all federal states in Germany, the examination of all school beginners is legally clearly stipulated, the situation for "lateral entry", that is, children of school age, who are moving from a foreign country to a local German community and attending school there, is not clearly regulated in the respective school laws. This article presents the experiences of the lateral entry investigations in Frankfurt am Main...
December 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240764/selection-for-long-and-short-sleep-duration-in-drosophila-melanogaster-reveals-the-complex-genetic-network-underlying-natural-variation-in-sleep
#2
Susan T Harbison, Yazmin L Serrano Negron, Nancy F Hansen, Amanda S Lobell
Why do some individuals need more sleep than others? Forward mutagenesis screens in flies using engineered mutations have established a clear genetic component to sleep duration, revealing mutants that convey very long or short sleep. Whether such extreme long or short sleep could exist in natural populations was unknown. We applied artificial selection for high and low night sleep duration to an outbred population of Drosophila melanogaster for 13 generations. At the end of the selection procedure, night sleep duration diverged by 9...
December 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239467/the-impact-of-anemia-and-body-mass-index-bmi-on-neuromotor-development-of-preschool-children
#3
Selen Ozakar Akca, Mehmet Ömer Bostanci
OBJECTIVE: According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), anemia is a prevalent health problem that leads to increased morbidity and mortality, especially in preschool children. Anemia is recognized as a major health problem due to its negative effects on the mental and physical development during childhood. The aim of our study was to determine the levels of anemia of children in a kindergarten affiliated to the Directorate of National Education using a non-invasive method, and to investigate the effects of anemia on the physical, mental and neuromotor development of children...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239234/adoption-of-in-vitro-systems-and-zebrafish-embryos-as-alternative-models-for-reducing-rodent-use-in-assessments-of-immunological-and-oxidative-stress-responses-to-nanomaterials
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Helinor J Johnston, Rachel Verdon, Suzanne Gillies, David M Brown, Teresa F Fernandes, Theodore B Henry, Adriano G Rossi, Lang Tran, Carl Tucker, Charles R Tyler, Vicki Stone
Assessing the safety of engineered nanomaterials (NMs) is paramount to the responsible and sustainable development of nanotechnology, which provides huge societal benefits. Currently, there is no evidence that engineered NMs cause detrimental health effects in humans. However, investigation of NM toxicity using in vivo, in vitro, in chemico, and in silico models has demonstrated that some NMs stimulate oxidative stress and inflammation, which may lead to adverse health effects. Accordingly, investigation of these responses currently dominates NM safety assessments...
December 14, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238947/-thyroid-ectopy-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenges-before-and-in-the-era-of-tsh-neonatal-screening
#5
Ewelina Szczepanek-Parulska, Aleksandra Hernik, Marek Ruchała
Despite TSH screening in newborns is currently conducted in most developed countries, patients with thyroid ectopy born before the procedure was introduced or those in whom the screening failed to establish diagnosis, might still appear. In the paper we revise the current state of knowledge regarding the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid ectopy. As an example, we report diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in our three patients with thyroid ectopy remaining undiagnosed and untreated during early childhood...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235172/scaling-up-child-development-centres-in-bangladesh
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N Z Khan, R Sultana, F Ahmed, A B Shilpi, N Sultana, G L Darmstadt
BACKGROUND: Child Development Centres (CDCs) have been established within government medical college tertiary hospitals across Bangladesh. Services entail a parent-professional partnership in a child and family friendly environment with a focus on assessment, diagnosis, and management of a range of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents 0-16 years of age. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals (child health physician, child psychologist, and developmental therapist) who emphasize quality of services over the numbers of children seen...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234833/towards-a-generic-physiologically-based-kinetic-model-to-predict-in-vivo-uterotrophic-responses-in-rats-by-reverse-dosimetry-of-in-vitro-estrogenicity-data
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Mengying Zhang, Bennard van Ravenzwaay, Eric Fabian, Ivonne M C M Rietjens, Jochem Louisse
Physiologically based kinetic (PBK) modelling-based reverse dosimetry is a promising tool for the prediction of in vivo developmental toxicity using in vitro concentration-response data. In the present study, the potential of this approach to predict the dose-dependent increase of uterus weight in rats upon exposure to estrogenic chemicals was assessed. In vitro concentration-response data of 17β-estradiol (E2) and bisphenol A (BPA) obtained in the MCF-7/BOS proliferation assay, the U2OS ER-CALUX assay and the yeast estrogen screen (YES) assay, were translated into in vivo dose-response data in rat, using a PBK model with a minimum number of in vitro and in silico determined parameter values...
December 12, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229435/developmental-and-cytogenetic-assessments-of-preimplantation-embryos-derived-from-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-matured-human-oocytes
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Farzaneh Fesahat, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Hojjatollah Saeedi, Fatemeh Montazeri, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Mohammad Ali Khalili
Aneuploidy is of great relevance to embryo selection, as it represents one of the important causes of implantation failure. Furthermore, immature oocytes, retrieved during gonadotrophin-stimulated IVF cycles, are generally discarded in clinics; whereas, there was no detectable comprehensive evidence on higher rates of aneuploidy based on maturity status on the day of oocyte retrieval. As well, the correlation between embryo morphology on aneuploidy remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the developmental and genetic integrity of human preimplantation embryos from rescue in-vitro matured MII stage oocytes as well as in vivo matured oocytes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228602/fbxw8-dependent-degradation-of-mrfap1-in-anaphase-controls-mitotic-cell-death
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Duan-Zhuo Li, Shun-Fang Liu, Lan Zhu, Yu-Xing Wang, Yi-Xiang Chen, Jie Liu, Gang Hu, Xin Yu, Jian Li, Jin Zhang, Zhi-Xiang Wu, Han Lu, Wei Liu, Bin Liu
Mof4 family associated protein 1 (MRFAP1) is a 14 kDa nuclear protein, which involves in maintaining normal histone modification levels by negatively regulating recruitment of the NuA4 (nucleosome acetyltransferase of H4) histone acetyltransferase complex to chromatin. MRFAP1 has been identified as one of the most up-regulated proteins after NEDD8 (neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated 8) inhibition in multiple human cell lines. However, the biological function of MRFAP1 and the E3 ligase that targets MRFAP1 for destruction remain mysterious...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227268/characteristics-of-west-syndrome-in-georgia-preliminary-results-of-the-prospective-study
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A Kvernadze, N Tatishvili, T Kipiani, G Lomidze
West syndrome hasn't been thoroughly investigated in Georgia. The purposes of our study were a) to assess the clinical and etiological peculiarities of West syndrome, based on MRI data and its relation to the long-term outcome; b) to assess the evolution of West syndrome and its relation to patient characteristics; c) to compare the efficacies of treatments with ACTH and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs); d) to evaluate the neuropsychological outcome after 12 and 24 months and their early predictors. We evaluated 31 patients (17 male, 14 female) with infantile spasms...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227222/the-future-of-research-on-alcohol-related-disparities-across-u-s-racial-ethnic-groups-a-plan-of-attack
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Sarah E Zemore, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, William C Kerr, Cindy L Ehlers, Won Kim Cook, Priscilla Martinez, Camillia Lui, Thomas K Greenfield
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests striking disparities in alcohol use, problems, and treatment across racial/ethnic groups in the United States. However, research on alcohol-related disparities affecting racial/ethnic minorities remains in its developmental stages. The current article aims to support future research in this growing field by highlighting some of the most important findings, questions, and approaches, focusing on psychosocial research. METHOD: This article advances seven research needs (i...
January 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226355/changes-in-verbal-and-visuospatial-working-memory-from-grade-1-to-grade-3-of-primary-school-population-longitudinal-study
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E Nicolaou, J Quach, J Lum, G Roberts, M Spencer-Smith, S Gathercole, P J Anderson, F K Mensah, M Wake
BACKGROUND: Adaptive working memory training is being implemented without an adequate understanding of developmental trajectories of working memory. We aimed to quantify from Grade 1 to Grade 3 of primary school (1) changes in verbal and visuospatial working memory and (2) whether low verbal and visuospatial working memory in Grade 1 predicts low working memory in Grade 3. METHOD: The study design includes a population-based longitudinal study of 1,802 children (66% uptake from all 2,747 Grade 1 students) at 44 randomly selected primary schools in Melbourne, Australia...
December 11, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225594/overexpression-of-oscipk30-enhances-plant-tolerance-to-rice-stripe-virus
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Zhiyang Liu, Xuejuan Li, Feng Sun, Tong Zhou, Yijun Zhou
Rice stripe virus (RSV) causes a severe disease in Oryza sativa (rice) in many Eastern Asian countries. The NS3 protein of RSV is a viral suppressor of RNA silencing, but plant host factors interacting with NS3 have not been reported yet. Here, we present evidence that expression of RSV NS3 in Arabidopsis thaliana causes developmental abnormalities. Through yeast two-hybrid screening and a luciferase complementation imaging assay, we demonstrate that RSV NS3 interacted with OsCIPK30, a CBL (calcineurin B-like proteins)-interaction protein kinase protein...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224418/the-characteristics-and-age-effects-of-emotional-lability-in-adhd-children-with-and-without-oppositional-defiant-disorder
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Lu Liu, Wai Chen, Li Sun, Jia Cheng, Yi Su, Daniel Rudaizky, Hai-Mei Li, Li Yang, Qiu-Jin Qian, Yu-Feng Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the concurrent validity of emotional lability (EL) in children with ADHD. METHOD: A total of 2,015 children with ADHD and 745 typically developed controls (TDCs) were assessed and compared on EL. RESULTS: ADHD participants expressed higher EL scores than TDCs, not influenced by gender or IQ. Higher levels of EL symptoms were found in children with comorbid oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and with ADHD-combined subtype...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224001/dental-caries-and-developmental-defects-of-enamel-in-the-primary-dentition-of-preterm-infants-case-control-observational-study
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Ina Manuela Schüler, Stefanie Haberstroh, Kristin Dawczynski, Thomas Lehmann, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien
AIM: Assessment of dental health in the primary dentition of preterm infants (PTI) including investigation of mother- and infant-related risk factors in a case-control study design. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-eight infants aged 3-4 years were included. Sixty-four PTI (27 males) were randomly selected from the preterm registry of the Jena University Hospital. As a control group served 64 full-term infants (FTI) recruited from the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, matched for age and sex...
December 9, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223624/implementation-of-the-alarm-distress-baby-scale-as-a-universal-screening-instrument-in-primary-care-feasibility-acceptability-and-predictors-of-professionals-adherence-to-guidelines
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Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Nicole Lønfeldt, Antoine Guedeney, Mette Skovgaard Væver
BACKGROUND: Infant socioemotional development is often held under informal surveillance, but a formal screening program is needed to ensure systematic identification of developmental risk. Even when screening programs exist, they are often ineffective because health care professionals do not adhere to screening guidelines, resulting in low screening prevalence rates. OBJECTIVES: To examine feasibility and acceptability of implementing universal screening for infant socioemotional problems with the Alarm Distress Baby Scale in primary care...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223040/the-ascidian-embryo-teratogenicity-assay-in-ciona-intestinalis-as-a-new-teratological-screening-to-test-the-mixture-effect-of-the-co-exposure-to-ethanol-and-fluconazole
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Maria Battistoni, Silvia Mercurio, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Francesca Cristiana Metruccio, Elena Menegola, Roberta Pennati
The aim of this work was to evaluate the Ascidian Embryo Teratogenicity assay (AET) as new alternative invertebrate model to test the developmental effects of the co-exposure to ethanol and fluconazole. Ciona intestinalis embryos were exposed to the azolic fungicide fluconazole, (FLUCO, 7.8-250μM), to ethanol (Eth, 0.01-0.5%) and to their mixture (0.01% Eth+FLUCO 7.8-250μM) from neurula to larval stage. At the end of the exposure period, larvae were morphologically evaluated and benchmark analysis performed by using the PROAST modelling software...
December 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222434/embryonic-lethality-and-defective-male-germ-cell-development-in-mice-lacking-utf1
#18
Seth D Kasowitz, Mengcheng Luo, Jun Ma, N Adrian Leu, P Jeremy Wang
The germ cell lineage is specified early in embryogenesis and undergoes complex developmental programs to generate gametes. Here, we conducted genetic studies to investigate the role of Utf1 (Undifferentiated embryonic cell transcription factor 1) in mouse germ cell development. Utf1 is expressed in pluripotent embryonic stem (ES) cells and regulates ES cell differentiation. In a proteomics screen, we identified UTF1 among 38 proteins including DNMT3L and DND1 that associate with chromatin in embryonic testes...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221193/steroidogenic-factor-1-hypermethylation-in-maternal-rat-blood-could-serve-as-a-biomarker-for-intrauterine-growth-retardation
#19
Dong-Mei Wu, Liang-Peng Ma, Gui-Li Song, Yong Long, Han-Xiao Liu, Yang Liu, Jie Ping
Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a common obstetric complication lacking an optimal method for prenatal screening. DNA methylation profile in maternal blood holds significant promise for prenatal screening. Here, we aimed to screen out potential IUGR biomarkers in maternal blood from the perspective of DNA methylation. The IUGR rat model was established by prenatal maternal undernutrition. High-throughput bisulfite sequencing of genomic DNA methylation followed by functional clustering analysis for differentially methylated region (DMR)-associated genes demonstrated that genes regulating transcription had the most significantly changed DNA methylation status in maternal blood with IUGR...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217098/prolonged-time-lag-to-final-diagnosis-of-fragile-x-syndrome
#20
Lidia V Gabis, Oded Hochberg, Odelia Leon Attia, Yonit Banet-Levi, Dana Topf, Shahar Shefer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic process in children ultimately diagnosed with fragile X syndrome (FXS), with an emphasis on the time lag between initial presentation and on diagnosis in female vs male children. STUDY DESIGN: Interviews were conducted with 89 families of children with a final diagnosis of FXS and assessment of time intervals between initial presentation and confirmed molecular diagnosis. RESULTS: Screening of 117 patients (25 female patients) from the 89 families revealed that less than 20% of patients obtained a diagnosis within the first year of seeking medical attention...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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