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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429909/association-between-maternal-vitamin-d-status-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-cognitive-function-during-childhood-and-adolescence
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Sargoor R Veena, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Kotrangada P Thajna, Bhavya G Hegde, Catharine R Gale, Caroline Hd Fall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Animal studies have demonstrated poor cognitive outcomes in offspring in relation to maternal vitamin D deficiency before and/or during pregnancy. Human studies linking maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy with offspring cognitive function are limited. We aimed to test the hypothesis that lower maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy is associated with poor offspring cognitive ability in an Indian population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Cognitive function was assessed in children from the Mysore Parthenon birth cohort during childhood (age 9-10 years; n=468) and adolescence (age 13-14 years; n=472) using 3 core tests from the Kaufman Assessment Battery for children and additional tests measuring learning, long-term retrieval/ storage, short-term memory, reasoning, verbal fluency, visuo-spatial ability, and attention and concentration...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427035/associations-between-executive-functions-and-mental-health-outcomes-for-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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David Zimmerman, Tamara Ownsworth, Analise O'Donovan, Jacqueline Roberts, Matthew J Gullo
Associations between executive functions (EF) and mental-health in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were examined. Forty-two adults with ASD completed measures of EF, mood and self-concept. Better concept formation and social inference skills were significantly associated with fewer anxiety symptoms. Conversely, participants with better non-verbal reasoning, cognitive flexibility and social cognition reported more negative self-concept and lower self-esteem. Overall, individuals with impaired EF are more prone to anxiety, whereas those with stronger EF are more likely to experience negative self-concept...
April 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420955/hemispheric-differences-in-white-matter-microstructure-between-two-profiles-of-children-with-high-intelligence-quotient-vs-controls-a-tract-based-spatial-statistics-study
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Fanny Nusbaum, Salem Hannoun, Gabriel Kocevar, Claudio Stamile, Pierre Fourneret, Olivier Revol, Dominique Sappey-Marinier
Objectives: The main goal of this study was to investigate and compare the neural substrate of two children's profiles of high intelligence quotient (HIQ). Methods: Two groups of HIQ children were included with either a homogeneous (Hom-HIQ: n = 20) or a heterogeneous IQ profile (Het-HIQ: n = 24) as defined by a significant difference between verbal comprehension index and perceptual reasoning index. Diffusion tensor imaging was used to assess white matter (WM) microstructure while tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) analysis was performed to detect and localize WM regional differences in fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity, axial (AD), and radial diffusivities...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419772/visual-memory-uniquely-predicts-anhedonia-in-schizophrenia-but-not-bipolar-disorder
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Anjuli S Bodapati, Lisanne M Jenkins, Rajiv P Sharma, Cherise Rosen
OBJECTIVE: Deficits in memory have been suggested as an influential mechanism of anhedonia, because while pleasant experiences may be enjoyed in-the-moment, the cognitive processes involved in reporting anticipated or remembered enjoyable experiences is thought to be impaired. This study will determine whether any aspects of memory, including visual memory, verbal memory or working memory, are significantly predictive of anhedonia in a sample of schizophrenia, psychotic bipolar disorder and healthy controls...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418523/neurocognitive-trajectory-of-boys-who-received-a-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-at-an-early-stage-of-childhood-cerebral-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Elizabeth I Pierpont, Julie B Eisengart, Ryan Shanley, David Nascene, Gerald V Raymond, Elsa G Shapiro, Rich S Ziegler, Paul J Orchard, Weston P Miller
Importance: Untreated childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD) is a fatal disease associated with progressive cerebral demyelination and rapid, devastating neurologic decline. The standard of care to enhance long-term survival and stabilize cerebral disease is a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Neurologic outcomes are better when HSCT occurs at an earlier stage of cALD, yet there is limited understanding of the neurocognitive trajectory of patients who undergo HSCT. Objectives: To characterize neurocognitive outcomes of boys with cALD and early-stage cerebral disease who were treated with an allogeneic HSCT and to identify disease- and treatment-related factors associated with long-term functioning...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390557/immobilisation-in-australian-paediatric-medical-imaging-a-pilot-study
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S Noonan, K Spuur, S Nielsen
AIMS: The primary aim of this study is to document the use of paediatric immobilisation techniques in medical imaging. Secondary aims are to investigate differences between current practice of paediatric and non-paediatric facilities and radiographer gender and to investigate immobilisation protocols. METHODS: A SurveyMonkey link was distributed through the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) newsletter. Radiographer members of ASMIRT were invited to participate...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384480/l-tyrosine-administration-modulates-the-effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-working-memory-in-healthy-humans
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Bryant J Jongkees, Roberta Sellaro, Christian Beste, Michael A Nitsche, Simone Kühn, Lorenza S Colzato
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an increasingly popular method of modulating cognitive functions in humans. However, some doubt its efficacy as findings are inconsistent or remain unreplicated. It is speculated dopamine (DA) might play an important role in this inconsistency, by determining the direction and strength of the cognitive-behavioral effects of tDCS. However, so far evidence for this hypothesis has been correlational in nature, precluding definitive conclusions...
March 10, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383992/role-of-accentuation-in-the-selection-rejection-task-framing-effect
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Jing Chen, Robert W Proctor
Procedure invariance is a basic assumption of rational theories of choice, however, it has been shown to be violated: Different response modes, or task frames, sometimes reveal opposite preferences. The current study focused on selection and rejection task frames, involving a unique type of problem with enriched and impoverished options, which has previously led to conflicting findings and theoretical explanations: the compatibility hypothesis (Shafir, 1993) and the accentuation hypothesis (Wedell, 1997). We examined the role of task frame by distinguishing these 2 hypotheses and evaluating the information-processing basis of the choices...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375071/assessing-communications-competencies-through-reviews-of-client-interactions-and-comprehensive-rotation-assessment-a-comparison-of-methods
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Margaret V Root Kustritz, Susan Lowum, Kristi Flynn, Heather Fairbairn, Athena Diesch-Chham
The primary purpose of this study was to compare two methods for assessing student communication skills: a labor-intensive review of video-recorded interactions and global communications assessment using a comprehensive rotation-assessment tool. Secondary goals of the study were to evaluate student strengths and weaknesses to inform the pre-clinical communications curriculum and to evaluate for consistency between types of reviewers. Video recordings of 43 student encounters with clients presenting their animals for wellness or diagnostic appointments to the primary care service at a veterinary teaching hospital were reviewed by one of three primary care clinicians, a social worker, and a clinical communications instructor, using a common rubric...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370735/dorsomedial-prefontal-cortex-supports-spontaneous-thinking-per-se
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T T Raij, T J J Riekki
Spontaneous thinking, an action to produce, consider, integrate, and reason through mental representations, is central to our daily experience and has been suggested to serve crucial adaptive purposes. Such thinking occurs among other experiences during mind wandering that is associated with activation of the default mode network among other brain circuitries. Whether and how such brain activation is linked to the experience of spontaneous thinking per se remains poorly known. We studied 51 healthy subjects using a comprehensive experience-sampling paradigm during 3T functional magnetic resonance imaging...
March 31, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369935/phase-2-of-catalise-a-multinational-and-multidisciplinary-delphi-consensus-study-of-problems-with-language-development-terminology
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Dorothy V M Bishop, Margaret J Snowling, Paul A Thompson, Trisha Greenhalgh
BACKGROUND: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children's language problems affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues. In the first phase, we focused on criteria for language disorder. Here we consider terminology. METHODS: The Delphi method is an iterative process in which an initial set of statements is rated by a panel of experts, who then have the opportunity to view anonymised ratings from other panel members...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351350/manifestations-and-drivers-of-mistreatment-of-women-during-childbirth-in-kenya-implications-for-measurement-and-developing-interventions
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Charlotte E Warren, Rebecca Njue, Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya
BACKGROUND: Disrespect and abuse or mistreatment of women by health care providers in maternity settings has been identified as a key deterrent to women seeking delivery care. Mistreatment includes physical and verbal abuse, stigma and discrimination, a poor relationship between women and providers and policy and health systems challenges. This paper uses qualitative data to describe mistreatment of women in Kenya. METHODS: Data are drawn from implementation research conducted in 13 facilities and communities...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350927/association-of-childhood-blood-lead-levels-with-cognitive-function-and-socioeconomic-status-at-age-38-years-and-with-iq-change-and-socioeconomic-mobility-between-childhood-and-adulthood
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Aaron Reuben, Avshalom Caspi, Daniel W Belsky, Jonathan Broadbent, Honalee Harrington, Karen Sugden, Renate M Houts, Sandhya Ramrakha, Richie Poulton, Terrie E Moffitt
Importance: Many children in the United States and around the world are exposed to lead, a developmental neurotoxin. The long-term cognitive and socioeconomic consequences of lead exposure are uncertain. Objective: To test the hypothesis that childhood lead exposure is associated with cognitive function and socioeconomic status in adulthood and with changes in IQ and socioeconomic mobility between childhood and midlife. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective cohort study based on a population-representative 1972-1973 birth cohort from New Zealand; the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study observed participants to age 38 years (until December 2012)...
March 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349247/benzodiazepine-long-term-administration-is-associated-with-impaired-attention-working-memory-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-multicentre-face-sz-data-set
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Guillaume Fond, F Berna, L Boyer, O Godin, L Brunel, M Andrianarisoa, B Aouizerate, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, J M Danion, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, T Le Gloahec, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, R Rey, R Richieri, C Passerieux, C Portalier, P Roux, A Vehier, H Yazbek, F Schürhoff, E Bulzacka
OBJECTIVE: The effect of benzodiazepine long-term administration (BLTA) in cognitive functioning of subjects with schizophrenia (SZ) has been partially explored to date. The objective was to assess BLTA-associated cognitive impairment with a comprehensive cognitive battery in a non-selected multicentric/national community-dwelling sample of stabilized SZ subjects. METHOD: 407 community-dwelling stabilized SZ subjects were consecutively included in the FondaMental Academic Centers of Expertise for Schizophrenia Cohort (FACE-SZ)...
March 27, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344759/susceptibility-to-ebbinghaus-and-m%C3%A3-ller-lyer-illusions-in-autistic-children-a-comparison-of-three-different-methods
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Catherine Manning, Michael J Morgan, Craig T W Allen, Elizabeth Pellicano
BACKGROUND: Studies reporting altered susceptibility to visual illusions in autistic individuals compared to that typically developing individuals have been taken to reflect differences in perception (e.g. reduced global processing), but could instead reflect differences in higher-level decision-making strategies. METHODS: We measured susceptibility to two contextual illusions (Ebbinghaus, Müller-Lyer) in autistic children aged 6-14 years and typically developing children matched in age and non-verbal ability using three methods...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340321/exploring-the-relationship-between-cognition-and-functional-verbal-reasoning-in-adults-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-at-six-months-post-injury
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Petra Avramović, Belinda Kenny, Emma Power, Skye McDonald, Robyn Tate, Louise Hunt, Sheila MacDonald, Rob Heard, Leanne Togher
OBJECTIVE(S): This study aims to determine the association between cognitive impairment and functional verbal reasoning in adults with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), at six months post-injury. METHOD(S): 38 participants with severe TBI were assessed using the four tasks on the Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES) [1] and a battery of neuropsychological tests at 6 months post injury in a cross-sectional observational study...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335872/cognitive-impairment-in-euthymic-pediatric-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Liana R Elias, Kamilla W Miskowiak, Antônio M O Vale, Cristiano A Köhler, Hanne L Kjærstad, Brendon Stubbs, Lars V Kessing, Eduard Vieta, Michael Maes, Benjamin I Goldstein, André F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating neurocognition in euthymic youths with bipolar disorder (BD) compared to healthy controls (HCs). METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted in the PubMed/MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE databases from inception up until March 23, 2016, for original peer-reviewed articles that investigated neurocognition in euthymic youths with BD compared to HCs. Effect sizes (ES) for individual tests were extracted...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331367/knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-of-primary-health-care-nurses-and-midwives-in-breast-cancer-early-diagnosis-applications
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Aliye Bulut, Aziz Bulut
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to analyze the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the nurses and midwives about the early diagnosis of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at 9 family medical centers (FMCs) and 1 community health center (CHC) in Bingol; the population of this research consisted of 25 midwives and 38 nurses. The protocol for this study was approved by the regional ethics committee of Bingol University...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331361/maternal-anxiety-and-its-correlation-with-pain-experience-during-chorion-villus-sampling-and-amniocentesis
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Katharina Klages, Sudip Kundu, Joachim Erlenwein, Michael Elsaesser, Peter Hillemanns, Alexander Scharf, Ismini Staboulidou
PURPOSE: Invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures, such as chorion villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis (AC), are routinely performed to exclude or diagnose fetal chromosomal abnormalities. The aim of this study was to investigate anxiety-dependent pain experience during CVS and AC and the potential factors that increase anxiety and pain levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During a 2-year period, women undergoing invasive procedures in three specialist centers were asked to participate in the study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329896/characterizing-literacy-and-cognitive-function-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Lynn M Yee, Leslie A Kamel, Zara Quader, Priya V Rajan, Shaneah M Taylor, Rachel O'Conor, Michael S Wolf, Melissa A Simon
Objective The objective of this study was to characterize health literacy and cognitive function in a diverse cohort of pregnant women. Methods Pregnant and postpartum women underwent in-depth assessments of health literacy/numeracy and the cognitive domains of verbal ability, working memory, long-term memory, processing speed, and inductive reasoning. Differences by demographic characteristics and gestational age were assessed using chi-square tests and multivariable logistic regression. Results In this cohort of pregnant (N = 77) or postpartum (N = 24) women, 41...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
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