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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633115/occurrence-of-commonly-used-pesticides-in-personal-air-samples-and-their-associated-health-risk-among-paddy-farmers
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Hazwanee Hamsan, Yu Bin Ho, Siti Zulfa Zaidon, Zailina Hashim, Nazamid Saari, Ali Karami
Tanjung Karang, Selangor, is widely known for its paddy cultivation activity and hosts the third largest paddy field in Malaysia. Pesticides contamination in agriculture fields has become an unavoidable problem, as pesticides are used to increase paddy productivity and reduce plant disease. Human exposure to agrichemicals is common and could results in both acute and chronic health effects, such as acute and chronic neurotoxicity. This study aims to determine the concentrations of commonly used pesticides (azoxystrobin, buprofezin, chlorantraniliprole, difenoconazole, fipronil, imidacloprid, isoprothiolane, pretilachlor, propiconazole, pymetrozine, tebuconazole, tricyclazole, and trifloxystrobin) in personal air samples and their associated health risks among paddy farmers...
June 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633038/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-and-follicular-lymphoma-current-controversies-and-advances
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Narendranath Epperla, Mehdi Hamadani
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) constitutes a collection of lymphoproliferative disorders with diverse biologic, histologic, and clinical features. With a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis, recently there have been major advances in the treatment of NHLs including addition of novel monoclonal antibodies, targeted therapies, and immune activators to the therapy armamentarium. Despite these remarkable developments, autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) remains not only a standard-of-care curative option for aggressive NHL but also an important therapeutic option for indolent NHL...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632746/body-part-compatibility-effects-are-modulated-by-the-tendency-for-women-to-experience-negative-social-comparative-emotions-and-the-body-type-of-the-model
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Eva Pila, Kimberely Jovanov, Timothy N Welsh, Catherine M Sabiston
Although exposure to physique-salient media images of women's bodies has been consistently linked with negative psychological consequences, little is known about the cognitive processes that lead to these negative effects. The present study employed a novel adaptation of a computerized response time (RT) task to (i) assess implicit cognitive processing when exposed to the body of another individual, and (ii) examine individual differences in social comparative emotions that may influence the cognitive processing of human bodies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612979/research-and-practice-for-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-national-survey-of-early-intervention-in-psychosis-services-in-england
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Helen J Stain, Lauren Mawn, Stephanie Common, Marie Pilton, Andrew Thompson
BACKGROUND: Evidence from meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials show interventions for young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of developing psychosis are effective both clinically and economically. While research evidence has begun to be integrated into clinical guidelines, there is a lack of research on the implementation of these guidelines. This paper examines service provision for UHR individuals in accordance with current clinical guidelines within the National Health Service (NHS) in England...
June 14, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603875/impairments-of-spontaneous-and-deliberative-mentalizing-co-occur-yet-dissociate-in-schizophrenia
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Robyn Langdon, Michaela Flynn, Emily Connaughton, Martin Brüne
OBJECTIVES: Evidence of impairment in explicit mentalizing in people with schizophrenia has inspired interventions to improve awareness of others' mental states in these individuals. Less is known of implicit mentalizing in schizophrenia, with current findings mixed. We sought to resolve previous inconsistencies using Heider & Simmel's (H&S) classic animation to elicit spontaneous mentalizing and examined relations between spontaneous and deliberative mentalizing. METHODS: Forty-five schizophrenia outpatients and 27 general-community controls completed two explicit theory-of-mind (TOM) tasks and then described the H&S animation (to elicit spontaneous social attributions about emotionally driven, as well as goal-driven, behaviours), before and after an instruction to think of the shapes as people...
June 12, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602647/state-marker-properties-of-niacin-skin-sensitivity-in-ultra-high-risk-groups-for-psychosis-an-optical-reflection-spectroscopy-study
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Kerstin Langbein, Ulrike Schmidt, Stephan Schack, Natalie J Biesel, Maria Rudzok, G Paul Amminger, Maximus Berger, Heinrich Sauer, Stefan Smesny
Impaired niacin sensitivity (NS) is one of the most replicated findings in untreated schizophrenia, and reflects a disturbance of prostaglandin-mediated pathways in association with deregulated arachidonic acid metabolism, pro-inflammatory activation, and vasomotor function. In ultra-high risk individuals (UHR) increased NS was reported recently, pointing towards dynamic alterations of the underlying pathomechanisms in the period preceding psychosis. However, these characteristics are still unresolved in the diverse UHR groups...
June 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601502/neighbourhood-deprivation-is-positively-associated-with-detection-of-the-ultra-high-risk-uhr-state-for-psychosis-in-south-east-london
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V Bhavsar, P Fusar-Poli, P McGuire
BACKGROUND: Individuals are defined as being at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis based on a combination of attenuated psychotic symptoms, help-seeking behaviour, genetic risk, and social/occupational deterioration. Limited evidence is available on whether UHR detection differs by neighbourhood, and potential explanations. AIMS: To examine neighbourhood distribution of detected UHR using cases from the OASIS service in South East London, investigating neighbourhood deprivation as an explanatory variable...
June 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599859/simultaneous-determination-of-the-lipophilicity-and-dissociation-constants-of-dialkyl-phosphinic-acids-by-negligible-depletion-hollow-fiber-membrane-protected-liquid-phase-microextraction
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Fengqiong Shi, Jingfu Liu
Determination of the physicochemical properties, especially the lipophilicity (expressed as the logarithm of distribution coefficient, log D) and dissociation constant (pKa), is of great importance in the early stage of environmental risk assessment for an ionizable compound without these data. Currently, the log D and pKa values of dialkyl phosphinic acids (DPAs), the environmental hydrolysates of aluminum dialkyl phosphinates (ADPs) that is one class of emerging phosphorus-containing flame retardants, are not available...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595088/the-relationship-between-cannabis-use-and-cortisol-levels-in-youth-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Emily E Carol, Robert L Spencer, Vijay A Mittal
Recent studies have posited a relationship between cannabis use and the biological stress system, but this critical relationship has not been evaluated during the ultra high-risk (UHR) period immediately preceding the onset of psychotic disorders. Salivary cortisol samples were collected on 46 UHR and 29 control adolescents; these individuals were assessed for current cannabis use with a urine panel and self-report. UHR participants where separated into two groups: Current Cannabis Use (UHR-CU) and No Current Cannabis Use (UHR-NC)...
May 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585034/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-women-for-the-evaluation-of-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-state-of-the-evidence-and-clinical-recommendations
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Viviany R Taqueti, Sharmila Dorbala, David Wolinsky, Brian Abbott, Gary V Heller, Timothy M Bateman, Jennifer H Mieres, Lawrence M Phillips, Nanette K Wenger, Leslee J Shaw
This document from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology represents an updated consensus statement on the evidence base of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), emphasizing new developments in single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the clinical evaluation of women presenting with symptoms of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). The clinical evaluation of symptomatic women is challenging due to their varying clinical presentation, clinical risk factor burden, high degree of comorbidity, and increased risk of major ischemic heart disease events...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580402/bone-microstructure-in-men-assessed-by-hr-pqct-associations-with-risk-factors-and-differences-between-men-with-normal-low-and-osteoporosis-range-areal-bmd
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Narihiro Okazaki, Andrew J Burghardt, Ko Chiba, Anne L Schafer, Sharmila Majumdar
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to analyze the relationships between bone microstructure and strength, and male osteoporosis risk factors including age, body mass index, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level, and testosterone level. A secondary objective was to compare microstructural and strength parameters between men with normal, low, and osteoporosis-range areal bone mineral density (aBMD). METHODS: Seventy-eight healthy male volunteers (mean age 62...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575528/increased-striatal-and-reduced-prefrontal-cerebral-blood-flow-in-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Jochen Kindler, Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Martinus Hauf, Thomas Dierks, Andrea Federspiel, Sebastian Walther, Benno G Schimmelmann, Daniela Hubl
Increased striatal dopaminergic activity and decreased prefrontal functioning have been reported in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis. Abnormal metabolic rate might affect resting-state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the respective regions. Here, we examined if striatal and prefrontal rCBF differ between patients with CHR, first-episode psychosis (FEP), chronic schizophrenia-spectrum disorder (SZ) and controls. Two cohorts with a total of 122 participants were included and analyzed separately: 32 patients with SZ and 31 healthy controls (HC) from the University Hospital of Psychiatry, and 59 patients from the Bern Early Recognition and Intervention Center (29 with CHR, 12 with FEP, and 18 clinical controls [CC])...
May 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562355/discriminating-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-from-benign-lesions-by-detection-of-oxidative-dna-damage-biomarker-in-urine
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Cheng Guo, Xiaofen Li, Minfeng Ye, Fei Xu, Jiekai Yu, Cong Xie, Xiaoji Cao, Mengzhe Guo, Ying Yuan, Shu Zheng
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed and death-related cancers in women worldwide. Mammography is routinely used for screening and invasive examinations such as painful tissue biopsies were recommended for patients with abnormal screening outcomes. However, a considerable proportion of these cases turn out to be benign lesions. Thus, novel non-invasive approach for discriminating breast cancer from benign lesions is desirable. Herein, we applied a high-throughput ultra performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-MS/MS) analysis to determine the oxidative DNA damage biomarker, 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) in urine samples from 60 patients with early-stage breast cancer (stage I, II), 51 patients with benign breast diseases and 73 healthy volunteers...
May 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560723/impact-of-distress-related-to-attenuated-psychotic-symptoms-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis-findings-from-the-longitudinal-youth-at-risk-study
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Gurpreet Rekhi, Attilio Rapisarda, Jimmy Lee
AIM: Recent studies have highlighted that attenuated psychotic symptoms (APS) are an important source of distress in ultra high risk (UHR) individuals and that this distress is related to transition to psychosis (TTP). This study examined distress associated with APS in UHR individuals and investigated its association with TTP. METHODS: The Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental State (CAARMS) was used to identify 173 UHR individuals, who were included as participants in the study...
May 31, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560266/the-effect-of-cognitive-remediation-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-systematic-review
#15
Louise Birkedal Glenthøj, Carsten Hjorthøj, Tina Dam Kristensen, Charlie Andrew Davidson, Merete Nordentoft
Cognitive deficits are prominent features of the ultra-high risk state for psychosis that are known to impact functioning and course of illness. Cognitive remediation appears to be the most promising treatment approach to alleviate the cognitive deficits, which may translate into functional improvements. This study systematically reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of cognitive remediation in the ultra-high risk population. The electronic databases MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Embase were searched using keywords related to cognitive remediation and the UHR state...
2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555601/influence-of-smoking-on-ultra-high-frequency-auditory-sensitivity
#16
Prashanth Prabhu, Gowtham Varma, Kristi Kaveri Dutta, Prajwal Kumar, Swati Goyal
OBJECTIVE: In this study, an attempt was made to determine the effect of smoking on ultra-high-frequency auditory sensitivity. The study also attempted to determine the relationship between the nature of smoking and ultra-high-frequency otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and thresholds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample included 25 smokers and 25 non-smokers. A detailed history regarding their smoking habits was collected. High-frequency audiometric thresholds and amplitudes of high-frequency distortion-product OAEs were analyzed for both ears from all participants...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544208/ultra-high-field-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-novel-mechanistic-and-diagnostic-insights-of-energy-metabolism-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-advanced-fibrosis
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Stefan Traussnigg, Christian Kienbacher, Martin Gajdošík, Ladislav Valkovič, Emina Halilbasic, Judith Stift, Christian Rechling, Harald Hofer, Petra Steindl-Munda, Peter Ferenci, Fritz Wrba, Siegfried Trattnig, Martin Krššák, Michael Trauner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: With the rising prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and steatohepatitis (NASH) non-invasive tools obtaining pathomechanistic insights to improve risk stratification are urgently needed. We therefore explored high- and ultra-high-field magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to obtain novel mechanistic and diagnostic insights into alterations of hepatic lipid, cell membrane and energy metabolism across the spectrum of NAFLD. METHODS: MRS and liver biopsy were performed in 30 NAFLD patients with NAFL (n=8) or NASH (n=22)...
April 24, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541925/improvement-screening-for-ultra-high-dimensional-data-with-censored-survival-outcomes-and-varying-coefficients
#18
Mu Yue, Jialiang Li
Motivated by risk prediction studies with ultra-high dimensional bio markers, we propose a novel improvement screening methodology. Accurate risk prediction can be quite useful for patient treatment selection, prevention strategy or disease management in evidence-based medicine. The question of how to choose new markers in addition to the conventional ones is especially important. In the past decade, a number of new measures for quantifying the added value from the new markers were proposed, among which the integrated discrimination improvement (IDI) and net reclassification improvement (NRI) stand out...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536477/reduced-mismatch-negativity-is-associated-with-increased-plasma-level-of-glutamate-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Tatsuya Nagai, Kenji Kirihara, Mariko Tada, Daisuke Koshiyama, Shinsuke Koike, Motomu Suga, Tsuyoshi Araki, Kenji Hashimoto, Kiyoto Kasai
Reduced amplitude of mismatch negativity (MMN) is one of the more promising biological markers of schizophrenia. This finding holds true in both early and chronic phases of the disorder, and is compatible with the glutamatergic dysfunction hypothesis. To further establish MMN as a biomarker of aberrant glutamatergic neurotransmission, an exploration for an association with blood levels of glutamatergic amino acids is an important next step. Despite a large body of work investigating MMN in schizophrenia, no previous studies have undertaken this endeavor...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531821/examining-the-physical-health-and-lifestyle-of-young-people-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-qualitative-study-involving-service-users-parents-and-clinicians
#20
Rebekah Carney, Jack Cotter, Tim Bradshaw, Alison R Yung
Emerging evidence suggests young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) are also at-risk for poor physical health, and display high rates of modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors. However, before we can develop effective interventions there is a need to understand factors affecting lifestyle choices in the UHR group. We conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews with 20 UHR individuals (50% male; mean age 21.7), 5 parents (4 mothers, 1 father), and 6 clinicians from early intervention services in the Northwest of England to identify barriers and facilitators to living a healthy lifestyle, including achieving regular exercise, eating well and refraining from excessive substance use...
May 16, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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