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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521253/differences-in-cognitive-deficits-in-individuals-with-subthreshold-syndromes-with-and-without-family-history-of-bipolar-disorder
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Kangguang Lin, Rui Lu, Kun Chen, Ting Li, Weicong Lu, Jiehua Kong, Guiyun Xu
Little is known about the development of cognitive deficits prior to the official onset of bipolar disorder (BP). The aim of this study was to investigate neurocognitive performance in two early stages of BP. This high-risk design study recruited a group of offspring of parents with BP (n = 58), aged 8-28 years. Based on the subthreshold syndromes, the "unaffected" offspring were further divided into high-risk (HR) and ultra-high-risk (UHR) stages. For comparison, a group of individuals with subthreshold symptoms but without family history of psychiatric disorder (n = 17) and 48 healthy controls (HCs) were included...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521213/phylogenetic-analysis-of-an-epidemic-outbreak-of-acute-hepatitis-c-in-hiv-infected-patients-by-ultra-deep-pyrosequencing
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Noelia Caro-Pérez, María Martínez-Rebollar, Josep Gregori, Josep Quer, Patricia González, Martina Gambato, Neris García-González, Fernando González-Candelas, Josep Costa, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Josep Mallolas, Xavier Forns, Montse Laguno, Sofía Pérez-Del-Pulgar
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute hepatitis C (AHC) among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Several studies point to a social and sexual network of HIV-positive MSM that extends internationally. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of HCV transmission in an outbreak of AHC in HIV-infected MSM in Barcelona by ultra-deep pyrosequencing. STUDY DESIGN: Between 2008 and 2013, 113 cases of AHC in HIV-infected MSM were diagnosed in the Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521060/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-dsm-5-attenuated-psychosis-syndrome-in-services-for-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Paolo Fusar-Poli, Andrea De Micheli, Marco Cappucciati, Grazia Rutigliano, Cathy Davies, Valentina Ramella-Cravaro, Dominic Oliver, Ilaria Bonoldi, Matteo Rocchetti, Lauren Gavaghan, Rashmi Patel, Philip McGuire
Background: The diagnostic and prognostic significance of the DSM-5-defined Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (DSM-5-APS) in individuals undergoing an ultra high risk (UHR) clinical assessment for suspicion of psychosis risk is unknown. Methods: Prospective cohort study including all consecutive help-seeking individuals undergoing both a DSM-5-APS and a Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS 12/2006) assessment for psychosis risk at the Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) UHR service (March 2013-April 2014)...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506318/the-association-between-time-scarcity-sociodemographic-correlates-and-consumption-of-ultra-processed-foods-among-parents-in-norway-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ingrid Laukeland Djupegot, Camilla Bengtson Nenseth, Elling Bere, Helga Birgit Torgeirsdotter Bjørnarå, Sissel Heidi Helland, Nina Cecilie Øverby, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Tonje Holte Stea
BACKGROUND: Use of ultra-processed foods has expanded rapidly over the last decades and high consumption has been positively associated with risk of e.g. overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Ultra-processed foods offer convenience as they require minimal time for preparation. It is therefore reasonable to assume that such foods are consumed more often among people who experience time scarcity. The main aim of this study was to investigate the association between time scarcity and consumption of ultra-processed foods among parents of 2-year olds in Norway...
May 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505588/hydroxylated-2-ethylhexyl-tetrabromobenzoate-isomers-in-house-dust-and-their-agonistic-potencies-with-several-nuclear-receptors
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Hui Peng, Jianxian Sun, David M V Saunders, Garry Codling, Steve Wiseman, Paul D Jones, John P Giesy
In the current study, by combining ultra-high resolution (UHR) MS(1) spectra, MS(2) spectra, and derivatization, three hydroxylated isomers of 2-ethylhexyl tetrabromobenzoate (OH-TBB) were identified in Firemaster(®) 550 and BZ-54 technical products. Also, a new LC-UHRMS method, using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI), was developed for simultaneous analysis of OH-TBB, TBB, hydroxylated bis(2-ethylhexyl)-tetrabromophthalate (OH-TBPH) and TBPH in 23 samples of dust collected from houses in Saskatoon, SK, Canada...
May 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503910/post-zygotic-single-nucleotide-mosaicisms-contribute-to-the-etiology-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-autistic-traits-and-the-origin-of-mutations
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Yanmei Dou, Xiaoxu Yang, Ziyi Li, Sheng Wang, Zheng Zhang, Adam Yongxin Ye, Linlin Yan, Changhong Yang, Qixi Wu, Jiarui Li, Boxun Zhao, August Yue Huang, Liping Wei
The roles and characteristics of post-zygotic single-nucleotide mosaicisms (pSNMs) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) remain unclear. In this study of the whole-exomes of 2,321 families in the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC), we identified 1,248 putative pSNMs in children and 285 de novo SNPs in children with detectable parental mosaicism. Ultra-deep amplicon resequencing suggested a validation rate of 51%. Analyses of validated pSNMs revealed that missense/loss-of-function (LoF) pSNMs with a high mutant allele fraction (MAF> = 0...
May 14, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503110/pediatric-mania-the-controversy-between-euphoria-and-irritability
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Giulia Serra, Mai Uchida, Claudia Battaglia, Maria Pia Casini, Lavinia De Chiara, Joseph Biederman, Stefano Vicari, Janet Wozniak
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a highly morbid pediatric psychiatric disease, consistently associated with family psychiatric history of mood disorders and associated with high levels of morbidity and disability and with a great risk of suicide. While there is a general consensus on the symptomatology of depression in childhood, the phenomenology of pediatric mania is still highly debated and the course and long-term outcome of pediatric BD still need to be clarified. We reviewed the available studies on the phenomenology of pediatric mania with the aim of summarizing the prevalence, demographics, clinical correlates and course of these two types of pediatric mania...
April 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498602/treatment-of-people-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Alison R Yung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498576/a-critique-of-the-ultra-high-risk-and-transition-paradigm
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Jim van Os, Sinan Guloksuz
The transdiagnostic expression of psychotic experiences in common mental disorder (anxiety/depression/substance use disorder) is associated with a poorer prognosis, and a small minority of people may indeed develop a clinical picture that meets criteria for schizophrenia. However, it appears neither useful nor valid to observe early states of multidimensional psychopathology in young people through the "schizo"-prism, and apply misleadingly simple, unnecessary and inefficient binary concepts of "risk" and "transition"...
June 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495112/inequalities-in-non-communicable-diseases-between-the-major-population-groups-in-israel-achievements-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Khitam Muhsen, Manfred S Green, Varda Soskolne, Yehuda Neumark
Israel is a high-income country with an advanced health system and universal health-care insurance. Overall, the health status has improved steadily over recent decades. We examined differences in morbidity, mortality, and risk factors for selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs) between subpopulation groups. Between 1975 and 2014, life expectancy in Israel steadily increased and is currently above the average life expectancy for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Nevertheless, life expectancy has remained lower among Israeli Arabs than Israeli Jews, and this gap has recently widened...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495101/maternal-and-child-health-in-israel-building-lives
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REVIEW
Lisa Rubin, Ilana Belmaker, Eli Somekh, Jacob Urkin, Mary Rudolf, Mira Honovich, Natalya Bilenko, Zachi Grossman
Israel is home to a child-oriented society that values strong family ties, universal child benefits, and free education for all children from 3 years of age to school grade 12. Alongside the universal health-care services that are guaranteed by the National Health Insurance Law and strong, community-based primary and preventive care services, these values have resulted in good maternal and child health. In 2015, infant and maternal mortality (3·1 deaths per 1000 livebirths and 2·0 deaths per 100 000 livebirths, respectively) were lower than the mean infant and maternal mortality of countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493605/adverse-effects-of-obesity-on-cognitive-functions-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-bipolar-disorder-results-from-the-global-mood-and-brain-science-initiative
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Roger S McIntyre, Rodrigo B Mansur, Yena Lee, Letícia Japiassú, Kun Chen, Rui Lu, Weicong Lu, Xiaodong Chen, Ting Li, Guiyun Xu, Kangguang Lin
BACKGROUND: The burden of illness associated with bipolar disorder (BD) warrants early pre-emption/prevention. Prediction models limited to psychiatric phenomenology have insufficient predictive power. Herein, we aimed to evaluate whether the presence of overweight/obesity is associated with greater cognitive decline in individuals at high risk (HR) or ultra high risk (UHR) for BD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis to investigate the moderational role of body mass index (BMI) on measures of cognitive function...
March 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490557/the-effect-of-empagliflozin-on-oxidative-nucleic-acid-modifications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Emil List Larsen, Vanja Cejvanovic, Laura Kofoed Kjær, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip Krag Knop, Jørgen Rungby, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although glycaemic control reduces microvascular complications, the effect of intensive treatment strategies or individual drugs on macrovascular diseases is still debated. RNA oxidation is associated with increased mortality in patients with T2D. Inspired by animal studies showing effect of a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor (empagliflozin) on oxidative stress and a recent trial evaluating empagliflozin that demonstrated improved cardiovascular outcomes in patients with T2D at high risk of cardiovascular events, we hypothesise that empagliflozin lowers oxidative stress...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483103/cytokines-cortisol-and-igf-1-in-first-episode-psychosis-and-ultra-high-risk-males-evidence-for-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE-il-4-deviation
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Evangelos Karanikas, Stefanos Manganaris, Evangelos Ntouros, Georgios Floros, Diomidis Antoniadis, Georgios Garyfallos
The aim of the study was to determine circulating cytokines, cortisol and Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF)-1, known for their involvement in inflammation, in male patients with First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and subjects at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for Psychosis. The FEP group presented increased pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IFN-γ, ΤNF-β) as well as increased anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-4) compared with Healthy Controls (HC). The UHR group showed increased IL-4 against HC. In contrast, none of the groups did show deviation from normality in either cortisol or IGF-1 levels...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478724/role-of-minimally-invasive-pcnl-techniques-micro-and-ultra-mini-pcnl-15fr-in-the-paediatric-population-a-systematic-review
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Patrick Jones, Grace Bennett, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Stephen Griffin, Bhaskar K Somani
Introduction Management of paediatric stone disease is challenging, with standard PCNL having a good stone free rate (SFR) but with associated high complication rates. Miniaturisation of this technique has led to the rise of minimally invasive PCNL techniques such as micro (<10Fr) and ultra-mini (<15Fr) PCNL procedures. Our objective was to perform a systematic review of the literature in order to evaluate the success and complication rates of minimally invasive PCNL techniques in the paediatric age group (<18 years)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476338/corrigendum-to-self-reported-cannabis-use-is-inconsistent-with-the-results-from-drug-screening-in-youth-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-in-colorado-schizophr-res-157-0-august-2014-317-318
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472832/accuracy-of-diagnosing-invasive-colorectal-cancer-using-computer-aided-endocytoscopy
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Kenichi Takeda, Shin-Ei Kudo, Yuichi Mori, Masashi Misawa, Toyoki Kudo, Kunihiko Wakamura, Atsushi Katagiri, Toshiyuki Baba, Eiji Hidaka, Fumio Ishida, Haruhiro Inoue, Masahiro Oda, Kensaku Mori
Background and study aims Invasive cancer carries the risk of metastasis, and therefore, the ability to distinguish between invasive cancerous lesions and less-aggressive lesions is important. We evaluated a computer-aided diagnosis system that uses ultra-high (approximately × 400) magnification endocytoscopy (EC-CAD). Patients and methods We generated an image database from a consecutive series of 5843 endocytoscopy images of 375 lesions. For construction of a diagnostic algorithm, 5543 endocytoscopy images from 238 lesions were randomly extracted from the database for machine learning...
May 4, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470893/gene-expression-in-peri-implant-crevicular-fluid-of-smokers-and-nonsmokers-1-the-early-phase-of-osseointegration
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Shariel Sayardoust, Omar Omar, Peter Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for dental implants. The mechanisms behind the impact of smoking on osseointegration are not fully understood. PURPOSE: To investigate the initial molecular and clinical course of osseointegration of different titanium implants in smokers and nonsmokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Smoker (n = 16) and nonsmoker (n = 16) patients were included. Each patient received three implant types: machined, oxidized and laser-modified surfaces...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468563/-developmental-aspects-in-the-early-detection-and-intervention-in-clinical-high-risk-states-for-psychosis
#19
Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Stefanie J Schmidt, Petra Walger, Benno G Schimmelmann
Developmental Aspects in the Early Detection and Intervention in Clinical High Risk States for Psychosis The early detection and intervention in psychoses, which are a main source of disability-adjusted life years already in children and adolescents, have made good progress within the past years. In particular the attenuated and transient positive symptoms of the ultra-high risk criteria and the basic symptom criterion "Cognitive Disturbances" open promising routes to an indicated prevention and have recently been considered as diagnostic criteria of a psychosis-risk syndrome by the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)...
May 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464976/patterns-of-white-matter-microstructure-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-associations-to-level-of-functioning-and-clinical-symptoms
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K Krakauer, B H Ebdrup, B Y Glenthøj, J M Raghava, D Nordholm, L Randers, E Rostrup, M Nordentoft
BACKGROUND: Individuals at ultra-high-risk (UHR) for psychosis present with emerging symptoms and decline in functioning. Previous univariate analyses have indicated widespread white matter (WM) aberrations in multiple brain regions in UHR individuals and patients with schizophrenia. Using multivariate statistics, we investigated whole brain WM microstructure and associations between WM, clinical symptoms, and level of functioning in UHR individuals. METHODS: Forty-five UHR individuals and 45 matched healthy controls (HCs) underwent magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) at 3 Tesla...
May 3, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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