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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351799/effect-of-the-replacement-of-dietary-vegetable-oils-with-a-low-dose-of-extravirgin-olive-oil-in-the-mediterranean-diet-on-cognitive-functions-in-the-elderly
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Elisa Mazza, Antonietta Fava, Yvelise Ferro, Stefania Rotundo, Stefano Romeo, Domenico Bosco, Arturo Pujia, Tiziana Montalcini
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have investigated the role of the monounsaturated fatty acid and other dietary factors in the prevention of cognitive decline but the short-term effect of a low dose of extravirgin olive oil on cognitive performances in the elderly have not still been investigated. Our aim was to investigate whether the replacement of all vegetable oils with a lower amount of extravirgin olive oil, in the contest of a Mediterranean Diet, would improve cognitive performances, among elderly Italian individuals...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351267/motorcycle-that-see-multifocal-stereo-vision-sensor-for-advanced-safety-systems-in-tilting-vehicles
#2
Gustavo Gil, Giovanni Savino, Simone Piantini, Marco Pierini
Advanced driver assistance systems, ADAS, have shown the possibility to anticipate crash accidents and effectively assist road users in critical traffic situations. This is not the case for motorcyclists, in fact ADAS for motorcycles are still barely developed. Our aim was to study a camera-based sensor for the application of preventive safety in tilting vehicles. We identified two road conflict situations for which automotive remote sensors installed in a tilting vehicle are likely to fail in the identification of critical obstacles...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350496/venoocclusive-disease-due-to-chemotherapy-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-associated-with-increased-levels-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1
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Margherita Mauro, Graziella Saggiorato, Maria Teresa Sartori, Giuseppe Gallo, Massimiliano De Bortoli, Elisa Bonetti, Ada Zaccaron, Virginia Vitale, Rita Balter, Matteo Chinello, Simone Cesaro
We describe three cases of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/venoocclusive disease (SOS) in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). All three episodes occurred during or just after the induction or reinduction phase of treatment based on prednisone/dexamethasone, vincristine, daunorubicin, and pegylated-l-asparaginase. SOS episodes were categorized as mild/moderate and resolved in 7, 10, and 16 days using supportive measures or defibrotide therapy. In all three episodes, the clinical diagnosis of SOS was associated with a significant increase in plasminogen-activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) that reduced with patient clinical improvement...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347934/the-predominant-learning-approaches-of-medical-students
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Sonali Prashant Chonkar, Tam Cam Ha, Sarah Shan Hang Chu, Ada Xinhui Ng, Melissa Li Shan Lim, Tat Xin Ee, Mor Jack Ng, Kok Hian Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345724/effects-of-cognitive-training-on-cognition-and-quality-of-life-of-older-persons-with-dementia
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Eeva-Liisa Kallio, Hannareeta Öhman, Marja Hietanen, Helena Soini, Timo E Strandberg, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisu H Pitkälä
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cognitive training on cognition and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in community-dwelling persons with dementia. DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial with 3- and 9-month follow-up. SETTING: Adult day care centers in Helsinki, Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Older individuals with mild to moderate dementia living at home and attending adult day care twice a week (N = 147; mean age 83, 72% female, 63% at mild stage of dementia)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345494/george-franklin-mccoy-1922-2017
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Tom Fagan
Presents an obituary for George Franklin McCoy, who passed away on February 6, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. McCoy was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, having been born to Cherokee Nation citizens. He served as school psychologist for the Champaign, Illinois schools (1958-1962) and then began his 18 year career (1962-1980) as a psychology professor at Illinois State Normal University (ISNU, now ISU), where he also served as the school psychologist for the Thomas Metcalf and University High Schools. True to his Cherokee citizenship and Oklahoma roots, in 1980 he joined the United States Indian Health Services (IHS) as a psychologist at the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada, Oklahoma...
January 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342473/effectiveness-of-early-adalimumab-therapy-in-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-from-reuma-pt-early-psa
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Helena Santos, Mónica Eusébio, Joana Borges, Diana Gonçalves, Pedro Ávila-Ribeiro, Daniela Santos Faria, Carina Lopes, João Rovisco, Ana Águeda, Patrícia Nero, Paula Valente, Ana Rita Cravo, Maria José Santos
Objective To compare outcomes in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients initiating adalimumab (ADA), with short- and long-term disease duration and to evaluate the potential effect of concomitant conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) or glucocorticoids. Methods Analyses included adult PsA patients registered in the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register (Reuma.pt) between June 2008-June 2016 who received ADA for ≥3 months. Psoriatic Arthritis Response Criteria (PsARC) response, tender and swollen joint count, inflammatory parameters, patient (PtGA) and physician global assessment (PhGA), Disease Activity Score-28 joints (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) were compared between patients with <5 years of disease (early PsA) and those with ≥5 years of disease duration (late PsA)...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340805/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-an-update
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REVIEW
Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Sherif Sakr, Ada Al-Qunaibet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular diseases account for nearly one third of all deaths globally. Improving exercise capacity and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) has been an important target to reduce cardiovascular events. In addition, the American Heart Association defined decreased physical activity as the fourth risk factor for coronary artery disease. Multiple large cohort studies have evaluated the impact of CRF on outcomes. In this review, we will discuss the role of CRF in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
January 16, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340244/an-exploratory-study-of-adolescent-response-to-fluoxetine-using-psychological-and-biological-predictors
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Ada H Zohar, Tamar Eilat, Maya Amitai, Michal Taler, Romi Bari, Alon Chen, Alan Apter, Avraham Weizman, Silvana Fennig
Background: Not enough is known about predicting therapeutic response to serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors, and specifically to fluoxetine. This exploratory study used psychological and biological markers for (retrospective) prediction of treatment-response to fluoxetine in depressed and/or anxious adolescents. Methods: Forty-one consecutive adolescent outpatients with a primary diagnosis of severe affective and/or anxiety disorders were assessed and treated with an open-label 8-week trial of fluoxetine...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337426/prospective-randomized-study-of-conversion-from-tacrolimus-to-cyclosporine-a-to-improve-glucose-metabolism-in-patients-with-posttransplant-diabetes-mellitus-after-renal-transplantation
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Karl M Wissing, Daniel Abramowicz, Laurent Weekers, Klemens Budde, Thomas Rath, Oliver Witzke, Nilufer Broeders, Mireille Kianda, Dirk Rj Kuypers
Tacrolimus (TAC) increases the risk of posttransplant diabetes (PTDM) as compared to cyclosporine A (CYC). The present 12-months, multi-center, investigator-driven, prospective, randomized study was designed to assess whether conversion from tacrolimus to cyclosporine A can reverse PTDM after renal transplantation. Predominantly Caucasian patients with PTDM according to the 2005 ADA criteria were randomized to either replacement of tacrolimus with cyclosporine or continuation of their tacrolimus-based regimen after stratification for type of glucose-lowering therapy, steroid therapy and hepatitis C status...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336205/prediction-of-natalizumab-anti-drug-antibodies-persistency
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Florian Deisenhammer, Marlies Jank, Anna Lauren, Anders Sjödin, Malin Ryner, Anna Fogdell-Hahn, Claudia Sievers, Raija Lindberg, Poul Erik Jensen, Finn Sellebjerg, Louis Christodoulou, Mary Birchler, Marc Pallardy, Michael Auer, Roland Liblau
BACKGROUND: Anti-drug antibodies (ADA) against natalizumab develop early during treatment. ADA persistency is defined by two consecutive positive results as performed by the current qualitative ELISA assay (positive/negative). Very little is known about the magnitude of the natalizumab ADA response and persistency. DESIGN/METHODS: We developed a highly sensitive natalizumab ADA titration assay on the Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) platform and a pharmacokinetic (PK) assay...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335013/fit-for-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Richardson, Ada Tang, Gordon Guyatt, Lehana Thabane, Feng Xie, Demetrios Sahlas, Robert Hart, Rebecca Fleck, Genevieve Hladysh, Louise Macrae
BACKGROUND: The current state of evidence suggests that community-based exercise programs are beneficial in improving impairment, function, and health status, and are greatly needed for persons with stroke. However, limitations of these studies include risk of bias, feasibility, and cost issues. METHODS/DESIGN: This single-blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of 216 participants with stroke will compare the effectiveness of a 12-week YMCA community-based wellness program (FIT for FUNCTION) specifically designed for community-dwelling persons with stroke to persons who receive a standard YMCA membership...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333707/impact-of-gastric-acid-induced-surface-changes-on-mechanical-behavior-and-optical-characteristics-of-dental-ceramics
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Aditi Kulkarni, James Rothrock, Jeffery Thompson
PURPOSE: To test the impact of exposure to artificial gastric acid combined with toothbrush abrasion on the properties of dental ceramics. Earlier research has indicated that immersion in artificial gastric acid has caused increased surface roughness of dental ceramics; however, the combined effects of acid immersion and toothbrush abrasion and the impact of increased surface roughness on mechanical strength and optical properties have not been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three commercially available ceramics were chosen for this study: feldspathic porcelain, lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, and monolithic zirconium oxide...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333082/a-fcgr3a-polymorphism-predicts-anti-drug-antibodies-in-chronic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-treated-with-anti-tnf
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Patricia Romero-Cara, Daniel Torres-Moreno, José Pedregosa, Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Sergia García-Simón, Guadalupe Ruiz-Merino, Senador Morán-Sanchez, Pablo Conesa-Zamora
BACKGROUND: The production of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) against IgG monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is an important cause of loss of response to anti-TNF mAbs in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Since receptors for the Fc portion of IgG (FCGRs) are involved in the degradation of IgG complexes, we hypothesised that a polymorphism in FCGR3A (V158F; rs396991) gene could be involved in anti-TNF ADA generation and treatment resistance...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332656/germ-cell-tumor-causing-pleural-effusion-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Surabhi Jaggi, Reetu Kundu, Sanjeev Binji, Uma Handa, Varinder Saini
Straw colored pleural fluid with raised adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in young healthy adults usually raises suspicion of tuberculosis, sometimes leading to laxity in carrying thorough physical examination and missing out some important clues with potential disastrous consequences. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed to have left pleural effusion and anti-tubercular treatment was started on the basis of straw colored, lymphocyte-predominant pleural fluid with significantly raised ADA levels. When there was no improvement after 1 month of treatment he was investigated further and found to have a mediastinal mass along with hydro-pneumothorax...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332644/role-of-serum-adenosine-deaminase-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Varinder Saini, Bhaskar Lokhande, Shivani Jaswal, Deepak Aggarwal, Kranti Garg, Jasbinder Kaur
BACKGROUND: Definitive laboratory diagnosis and confirmation of tuberculosis remains a major challenge because of lack of specificity and sensitivity of diagnostic methods especially in sputum smear negative tuberculosis. Many studies have proved the role of ADA in diagnosis of tuberculosis in effusion fluids and a decrease in ADA activity after treatment. This study was aimed to investigate the role of serum ADA level as an early diagnostic and prognostic marker for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327809/the-prevalence-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-among-regular-marijuana-smokers-in-an-urban-public-hospital
#17
Joseph Habboushe, Ada Rubin, Haoming Liu, Robert S Hoffman
Epidemiological data, including prevalence, for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) remain largely unknown. Without these data, clinicians often describe CHS as "rare" or "very rare" without supporting information. We seek to estimate the prevalence of CHS in a population of patients presenting to a socioeconomically and racially diverse urban Emergency Department of a public hospital. This study consisted of a questionnaire administered to a convenience sample of patients presenting to the ED of the oldest public hospital in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327521/cerebrospinal-fluid-a-clinicopathologic-analysis
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Asha Shenoy, Heena Desai, Aparna Mandvekar
Context and Objective: This study aims to emphasize the importance of an appropriate CSF examination in patients of suspected CNS disease and the necessity of correlating it with the clinico-radiologic findings which will help in early diagnosis of CNS diseases and guide the further management of the disease. Design: In this 2 year study, 215 CSF samples from patients with clinically suspected diseases of the CNS were studied. The CSF samples were analyzed for gross examination, protein, sugar, adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels, microscopic examination and microbiologic examination...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326773/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-rotational-atherectomy-followed-by-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-a-single-center-real-world-experience
#19
Lucky R Cuenza, Ada Cherryl Jayme, James Ho Khe Sui
Background: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is used to improve procedural success of percutaneous catheter interventions (PCIs) of complex and heavily calcified coronary lesions. We report the clinical experience and outcomes in our institution with the use of RA, followed by drug-eluting stent implantation. Materials and Methods: Data of 81 patients treated with PCI and adjunctive RA were analyzed. Clinical follow-up for the occurrence of major adverse events (MAEs) was obtained in all patients and correlated with significant variables using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325774/achievement-of-guideline-targets-for-blood-pressure-lipid-and-glycaemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Kamlesh Khunti, Antonio Ceriello, Xavier Cos, Christophe De Block
We assessed global achievement of targets recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for type 2 diabetes. We searched Medline, Embase, and The Cochrane Library for observational studies reporting target attainment (2006 to 2017 inclusive) for HbA1c, blood pressure, or lipids (low density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C], high density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C], or triglycerides)...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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