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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430532/overcoming-discourse-linking-difficulties-in-aphasia-the-case-of-clitic-pronouns
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Silvia Martínez-Ferreiro, Andrés Felipe Reyes, Roelien Bastiaanse
The present study aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the impact of discourse-linking deficits on the performance of individuals with aphasia by providing new data from a set of rarely investigated constructions: sentences in which a clitic pronoun coexists alongside with the full DP it agrees with. To do so, we use data of individuals with non-fluent aphasias who need to overcome the difficulties in direct object (accusative) clitic production. This results in overproduction of non-target clitic right dislocations (RDs) and clitic doubling (CD)...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420157/the-effects-of-pm2-5-from-asian-dust-storms-on-emergency-room-visits-for-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-diseases
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Ssu-Ting Liu, Chu-Yung Liao, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Hsien-Wen Kuo
A case-crossover study examined how PM2.5 from Asian Dust Storms (ADS) affects the number of emergency room (ER) admissions for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and respiratory diseases (RDs). Our data indicated that PM2.5 concentration from ADS was highly correlated with ER visits for CVDs and RDs. The odds ratios (OR) increased by 2.92 (95% CI: 1.22-5.08) and 1.86 (95% CI: 1.30-2.91) per 10 µg/m³ increase in PM2.5 levels, for CVDs and RDs, respectively. A 10 µg/m³ increase in PM2.5 from ADSs was significantly associated with an increase in ER visits for CVDs among those 65 years of age and older (an increase of 2...
April 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417665/can-intracapsular-tonsillectomy-be-an-alternative-to-classical-tonsillectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon, Eun Jung Lee, Yong Joo Yoon
Objective Tonsillectomy is the most common operation performed in the otolaryngologic fields. Efforts have been made to reduce postoperative complications, and one of these is intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (ICTA), which leaves the tonsillar tissue with tonsillar capsule. This study aimed to evaluate intracapsular tonsillectomy compared with classical extracapsular tonsillectomy in terms of efficacy of the technique for managing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reducing postoperative complications...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412854/oxidative-stress-in-preeclamptic-mother-newborn-dyads-and-its-correlation-with-early-neonatal-outcome-a-case-control-study
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Shruti Bharadwaj, B Vishnu Bhat, Vickneswaran V, B Adhisivam, Zachariah Bobby, Habeebullah S
BACKGROUND: Preeclamptic mothers are likely to have increased oxidative stress during pregnancy which can adversely affect the outcome in their neonates Objectives: To measure the oxidative stress in preeclamptic mother- newborn dyads and correlate it with the immediate neonatal outcome. METHODS: This case control study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 71 preeclamptic mother- newborn dyads (cases) and 72 normal mother- newborn dyads (controls)...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411424/drug-use-among-transgender-people-in-ontario-canada-disparities-and-associations-with-social-exclusion
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Ayden I Scheim, Greta R Bauer, Mostafa Shokoohi
INTRODUCTION: We identified the prevalence and correlates of past-year illicit drug use among transgender people in Ontario, Canada, and disparities with the age-standardized non-transgender population. METHODS: Data on transgender persons aged 16+ (n=406) were obtained from Trans PULSE, a respondent-driven sampling (RDS) survey (2009-2010). Overall and sex-specific estimates of past-year drug use (cocaine and amphetamines, based on data availability) in the reference population were obtained from Ontario residents aged 16+ (n=39, 980) in the Canadian Community Health Survey (2009-2010), and standardized to the overall and gender-specific transgender age distributions...
March 31, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402990/the-use-of-gmp-produced-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-combination-with-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-ards-an-animal-model
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Ergin Kocyildirim, Nayra Cárdenes, Antony Ting, Eder Cáceres, Christian Bermúdez, Mauricio Rojas
RDS is the result of a wide variety of disorders, which can be associated with different clinical disorders or systemic diseases directly affecting the lungs. Currently, the only existing therapy is limited to supportive care. In a 6-hour pilot study, we analyzed the use of the combination of both stem cell and ECMO strategies to prevent or treat severe lung injury. A total of 11 sheep were used. 5 sheep received E. coli endotoxin as a control group (Group 1). 3 sheep that received E. coli endotoxin were treated with veno-venous ECMO support in Group 2...
April 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400442/peripherin-diverts-ciliary-ectosome-release-to-photoreceptor-disc-morphogenesis
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Robert S Molday, Andrew F X Goldberg
Formation of membrane discs in photoreceptor cells requires evagination of its ciliary plasma membrane by an unknown molecular mechanism. Salinas et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201608081) show that peripherin (also known as peripherin-2 or peripherin-2/rds) diverts membrane traffic to photoreceptor disc formation by inhibiting ectosome release from the cilium.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394848/a-new-step-toward-evidence-of-in-vivo-perineural-dexamethasone-safety-an-animal-study
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Philippe Marty, Mehdi Bennis, Benjamin Legaillard, Etienne Cavaignac, Fabrice Ferre, Julie Lebon, Anne Brouchet, Vincent Minville
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze histological nerve toxicity of perineural dexamethasone administration in combination with ropivacaine on mice. Efficacy of perineural dexamethasone in combination with regional anesthesia is clearly demonstrated. However, the safety of this procedure is still a matter of debate. METHODS: A sciatic nerve block was performed on 90 mice. Five groups, each containing 18 mice assigned randomly, were used in these experiments: the sham group (isotonic saline solution), R group (perineural ropivacaine), D group (perineural dexamethasone), RDPN group (perineural ropivacaine and perineural dexamethasone), and the RDS group (perineural ropivacaine and systemic dexamethasone)...
April 7, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392497/jugular-foramen-collision-tumor-schwannoma-and-plasma-cell-pseudotumor-a-probable-igg4-related-disease-a-case-report
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Mudathir S Bakhit, Masazumi Fujii, Shinya Jinguji, Taku Sato, Jun Sakuma, Kiyoshi Saito
Lower cranial nerve sheath tumors are relatively rare, and cases of schwannoma collision tumors have rarely been reported, with most of the reported cases describing schwannoma and meningioma collision tumors. We report a very rare case of a cerebellopontine angle collision tumor of the 9(th) cranial nerve schwannoma with an IgG4 plasma cell pseudotumor. IgG4 plasma cell pseudotumors comprise a group of diseases called IgG4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs). These diseases usually affect organs such as the pancreas and salivary gland...
April 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380136/hazardous-alcohol-use-among-transwomen-in-a-brazilian-city
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Florence Kerr-Corrêa, Francisco Marto Leal Pinheiro, Telma Alves Martins, Daniel Lucas da Conceição Costa, Raimunda Hermelinda Maia Macena, Rosa Maria Salani Mota, Marcelle Yumi Yaegaschi, Kalina Lívia Lopes Carneiro, Carl Kendall, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr
There is a lack of information about alcohol use by transgender women. We estimated the prevalence of dangerous alcohol use in the last 12 months by transgender women, who are known as travestis in Brazil, and we identified the associated risk factors. Three hundred travestis were recruited using Respondent Driving Sampling (RDS). We applied the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). We controlled the sample by applying a weight to each interviewee. Three quarters (74.2%) of travestis were regular drinkers, half (48...
April 3, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380126/factors-associated-with-violence-against-female-sex-workers-in-ten-brazilian-cities
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Francisca Sueli da Silva Lima, Edgar Merchán-Hamann, Margarita Urdaneta, Giseli Nogueira Damacena, Célia Landmann Szwarcwald
Few studies in Brazil have focused on violence against female sex workers, a theme that has attracted researchers' attention worldwide, especially due to possible associations with HIV. The current study aims to estimate the prevalence of violence against female sex workers according to type and perpetrator and to identify associated factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted with data on 2,523 female sex workers from ten Brazilian cities, and with the respondent-driven sampling (RDS). Prevalence of verbal violence was 59...
March 30, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379111/lifetime-doctor-diagnosed-mental-health-conditions-and-current-substance-use-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-living-in-vancouver-canada
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Nathan J Lachowsky, Joshun J S Dulai, Zishan Cui, Paul Sereda, Ashleigh Rich, Thomas L Patterson, Trevor T Corneil, Julio S G Montaner, Eric A Roth, Robert S Hogg, David M Moore
BACKGROUND: Studies have found that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) have higher rates of mental health conditions and substance use than heterosexual men, but are limited by issues of representativeness. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and correlates of mental health disorders among GBM in Metro Vancouver, Canada. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, the Momentum Health Study recruited GBM (≥16 years) via respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to estimate population parameters...
May 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375031/is-the-c242t-polymorphism-of-the-cyba-gene-linked-with-oxidative-stress-associated-complications-of-prematurity
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Maurice J Huizing, Giacomo Cavallaro, Rob M Moonen, Gema E Gonzalez-Luis, Fabio Mosca, Maximo Vento, Eduardo Villamor
The C242T polymorphism of CYBA, the gene encoding the p22phox subunit of NADPH oxidase, has been linked to several conditions in which oxidative stress plays a pathogenic role. We investigated in a cohort of 451 preterm infants (gestational age≤ 30 weeks) the association of the polymorphism with the risk of developing neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), patent ductus arteriosus, or intraventricular hemorrhage...
April 4, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370798/differential-use-of-screening-mammography-in-older-women-initiating-metformin-versus-sulfonylurea
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Jin-Liern Hong, Louise M Henderson, Michele Jonsson Funk, Jennifer L Lund, John B Buse, Virginia Pate, Til Stürmer
PURPOSE: Differential use of screening mammography may lead to biased detection of breast cancer. This study aimed to compare receipt of screening mammography and the incidence of screen-detected breast cancer between metformin and sulfonylurea initiators. METHODS: We used 2006-2014 US Medicare claims to identify initiators of metformin or sulfonylurea aged 65+ years continuously enrolled in Parts A/B for ≥2 years pre-initiation and ≥2 years post-initiation...
March 29, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369955/effect-of-extrusion-on-physicochemical-properties-digestibility-and-phenolic-profiles-of-grit-fractions-obtained-from-dry-milling-of-normal-and-waxy-corn
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Sheetal Thakur, Narpinder Singh, Amritpal Kaur, Baljit Singh
Extrusion behavior of grits obtained from 3 successive reductions of dry milling of 2 normal corn types and 1 waxy corn was studied at different extrusion temperatures (ET). The grit from each reduction stage (RS) showed the presence of base-hydrolyzed bound protocatechuic acid, p-coumaric acid, sinapic acid, ferulic acid, and quercetin, and the concentrations of these decreased after acid hydrolysis and that of gallic acid increased. African tall grit from all RSs showed the highest average specific mechanical energy (SME) and torque, while waxy corn grit had the lowest...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367650/effects-of-surfactant-treatment-in-late-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Carlo Dani, Fabio Mosca, Giovanni Vento, Paolo Tagliabue, Simonetta Picone, Gianluca Lista, Vassilios Fanos, Simone Pratesi, Luca Boni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surfactant effectiveness for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in late preterm infants. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of infants born between 34(+0) and 36(+6) weeks of gestation admitted for respiratory failure in seven perinatal centers from January 2010 to December 2014. We evaluated changes of FiO2, PaO2, and a/APO2 in surfactant-treated patients, and the need and duration of MV, the duration of non-invasive respiratory support, stay in NICU and in hospital in surfactant-treated and untreated late preterm infants with RDS alone...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367358/perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-triplet-gestations-based-on-chorionicity
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Maureen Downing, Suela Sulo, Barbara V Parilla
Objective To compare perinatal and neonatal outcomes of dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) with trichorionic (TC) triplet gestations. Methods A retrospective cohort study of DC + MC versus TC triplet gestations delivered at a tertiary care hospital from 2009 to 2015. The results include 42 sets of triplets (TC, n = 26; DC + MC, n = 16). Maternal demographics and pregnancy data were compared. Neonatal outcomes were assessed using composite morbidity and mortality. Results Maternal baseline characteristics including age, mode of conception, race, parity, body mass index, and previous preterm delivery were statistically comparable...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359895/multi-scale-structure-pasting-and-digestibility-of-heat-moisture-treated-red-adzuki-bean-starch
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Hongwei Wang, Zhaoyuan Wang, Xiaoxi Li, Ling Chen, Binjia Zhang
The pasting and digestibility of a red adzuki bean starch were simultaneously modulated by heat-moisture treatment (HMT) through altering the multi-scale structure. HMT, especially at high moisture content, could disrupt the granule integrity, semicrystalline lamellae, molecular order (crystallites) and molecular chains. Also, certain rearrangement of starch molecules occurred to form ordered structures with increased thermal stability as shown by DSC. This concomitant disordering and reassembly in the multi-scale structure converted the fractions of resistant starch (RS) and rapidly digestible starch (RDS) into that of slowly digestible starch (SDS)...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359063/reimbursed-price-of-orphan-drugs-current-strategies-and-potential-improvements
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Pierpaolo Mincarone, Carlo Giacomo Leo, Saverio Sabina, Antonio Sarriá-Santamera, Domenica Taruscio, Pedro Guillermo Serrano-Aguilar, Panos Kanavos
The pricing and reimbursement policies for pharmaceuticals are relevant to balance timely and equitable access for all patients, financial sustainability, and reward for valuable innovation. The proliferation of high-cost specialty medicines is particularly true in rare diseases (RDs) where the pricing mechanism is characterised by a lack of transparency. This work provides an overall picture of current strategies for the definition of the reimbursed prices of orphan drugs (ODs) and highlights some potential improvements...
March 31, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357819/a-comparative-evaluation-of-two-decompression-procedures-for-technical-diving-using-inflammatory-responses-compartmental-versus-ratio-deco
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Enzo Spisni, Claudio Marabotti, Luigia De Fazio, Maria Chiara Valerii, Elena Cavazza, Stefano Brambilla, Klarida Hoxha, Antonio L'Abbate, Pasquale Longobardi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare two decompression procedures commonly adopted by technical divers: the ZH-L16 algorithm modified by 30/85 gradient factors (compartmental decompression model, CDM) versus the 'ratio decompression strategy' (RDS). The comparison was based on an analysis of changes in diver circulating inflammatory profiles caused by decompression from a single dive. METHODS: Fifty-one technical divers performed a single trimix dive to 50 metres' sea water (msw) for 25 minutes followed by enriched air (EAN50) and oxygen decompression...
March 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
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