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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715705/investigating-the-relationship-between-iron-and-depression
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Natalie T Mills, Robert Maier, John B Whitfield, Margaret J Wright, Lucia Colodro-Conde, Enda M Byrne, James G Scott, Gerard J Byrne, Narelle K Hansell, Anna A E Vinkhuyzen, Baptiste CouvyDuchesne, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Naomi R Wray, Beben Benyamin
Lower levels of circulating iron have been associated with depression. Our objective was to investigate the phenotypic and genetic relationship between measures of circulating levels of iron (serum iron, transferrin, transferrin saturation, and ferritin) and depressive symptoms. Data were available from ongoing studies at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB), including twin adolescents (mean age 15.1 years, standard deviation (SD) 3.2 years), and twin adults (mean age 23.2 years, SD 2.2 years)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712365/psychoneurometric-assessment-of-dispositional-liabilities-for-suicidal-behavior-phenotypic-and-etiological-associations
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N C Venables, J R Yancey, M D Kramer, B M Hicks, R F Krueger, W G Iacono, T E Joiner, C J Patrick
BACKGROUND: Can core genetic liabilities for suicidal behavior be indexed using psychological and neural indicators combined? The current work addressed this question by examining phenotypic and genetic associations of two biobehavioral traits, threat sensitivity (THT) and disinhibition (DIS) - operationalized as psychoneurometric variables (i.e., composites of psychological-scale and neurophysiological measures) - with suicidal behaviors in a sample of adult twins. METHODS: Participants were 444 identical and fraternal twins recruited from an urban community...
July 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711985/higher-rates-of-dz-twinning-in-a-twenty-first-century-birth-cohort
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Sally Ann Rhea, Robin P Corley, Andrew C Heath, William G Iacono, Michael C Neale, John K Hewitt
The Colorado Twin Registry is a population based registry initiated in 1984 with the involvement of the Colorado Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. Recruitment includes birth cohorts several years prior to 1984 and all subsequent years. As part of a recent evaluation of Colorado birth records for the years 2006 through 2008 we became aware of a shifting trend in the proportion of MZ and DZ twins in the Colorado population. Historically (Bulmer 1970 The biology of twinning in man, Clarendon, Oxford) we have expected a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 ratio of MZ, same-sex DZ and opposite sex DZ twins in Caucasian populations...
July 15, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709445/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-developing-disseminating-and-implementing-a-core-outcome-set
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Asma Khalil, Helen Perry, James Duffy, Keith Reed, Ahmet Baschat, Jan Deprest, Kurt Hecher, Liesbeth Lewi, Enrico Lopriore, Dick Oepkes
BACKGROUND: Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is associated with an increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Several treatment interventions have been described for TTTS, including fetoscopic laser surgery, amnioreduction, septostomy, expectant management, and pregnancy termination. Over the last decade, fetoscopic laser surgery has become the primary treatment. The literature to date reports on many different outcomes, making it difficult to compare results or combine data from individual studies, limiting the value of research to guide clinical practice...
July 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706170/-multiple-factors-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-on-preterm-labor-symptoms-and-preterm-birth
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Jeung Im Kim, Mi Ock Cho, Gyu Yeon Choi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of various factors on preterm labor symptoms (PLS) and preterm birth (PB). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 193 women in the second stage of pregnancy. Multiple characteristics including body mass index (BMI), smoking, and pregnancy complications were collected through a self-report questionnaire. Pregnancy stress and PLS were each measured with a related scale. Cervical length and birth outcome were evaluated from medical charts...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699102/-the-concept-of-schizoidia-in-psychiatry-from-schizoidia-to-schizotypy-and-cluster%C3%A2-a-personality-disorders
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Hans-Peter Kapfhammer
From a perspective of conceptual evolution schizoidia was initially considered to describe features both of the premorbid personality of schizophrenic patients and of the personalities of non-psychotic family members (Bleuler, Kahlbaum, Kraepelin). On a psychopatholocial level a close link to the complex basic symptom of autism was stressed. From the very beginnings of modern psychiatry schizoidia was discussed within a conceptual frame of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (Kretschmer, Hoch, Polatin). Approaches to operationalize these conceptual works laid the basis for the cluster A personalities in DSM-III...
July 11, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691840/eating-disorder-specific-risk-factors-moderate-the-relationship-between-negative-urgency-and-binge-eating-a-behavioral-genetic-investigation
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Sarah E Racine, Jessica L VanHuysse, Pamela K Keel, S Alexandra Burt, Michael C Neale, Steven Boker, Kelly L Klump
Theoretical models of binge eating and eating disorders include both transdiagnostic and eating disorder-specific risk factors. Negative urgency (i.e., the tendency to act impulsively when distressed) is a critical transdiagnostic risk factor for binge eating, but limited research has examined interactions between negative urgency and disorder-specific variables. Investigating these interactions can help identify the circumstances under which negative urgency is most strongly associated with binge eating. We examined whether prominent risk factors (i...
July 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684263/development-of-maltodextrin-based-immediate-release-tablets-using-an-integrated-twin-screw-hot-melt-extrusion-and-injection-molding-continuous-manufacturing-process
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Vibha Puri, Dave Brancazio, Parind M Desai, Keith D Jensen, Jung-Hoon Chun, Allan S Myerson, Bernhardt L Trout
The combination of hot melt extrusion and injection molding (HME-IM) is a promising process technology for continuous manufacturing of tablets. However, there has been limited research on its application to formulate crystalline drug containing immediate release tablets. Further, studies that have applied the HME-IM process to molded tablets have used a non-continuous two-step approach. The current study develops maltodextrin (MDX) based extrusion molded immediate release tablets for a crystalline drug (griseofulvin, GRIS) using an integrated twin-screw HME-IM continuous process...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679544/risk-prediction-modeling-on-family-based-sequencing-data-using-a-random-field-method
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Yalu Wen, Alexandra Burt, Qing Lu
Family-based design is one of the most popular designs in genetic studies and has many unique features for risk prediction research. It is more robust against genetic heterogeneity, and the relatedness among family members can be informative for predicting individuals' risk for disease with polygenic and shared environmental components of risk. Despite these strengths, family-based designs have been used infrequently in current risk prediction studies, and their related statistical methods have been much less developed...
July 5, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676986/incidental-findings-on-cerebral-mri-in-twins-the-older-australian-twins-study
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Rebecca Koncz, Adith Mohan, Laughlin Dawes, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Margaret Wright, David Ames, Teresa Lee, Julian Trollor, Wei Wen, Perminder Sachdev
Incidental findings on structural cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are common in healthy subjects, and the prevalence increases with age. There is a paucity of data regarding incidental cerebral findings in twins. We examined brain MRI data acquired from community-dwelling older twins to determine the prevalence and concordance of incidental cerebral findings, as well as the associated clinical implications. Participants (n = 400) were drawn from the Older Australian Twins Study. T1-weighted and T2-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) cerebral MRI scans were systematically reviewed by a trained, blinded clinician...
July 4, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674684/effect-of-fetal-sex-on-maternal-and-obstetric-outcomes
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REVIEW
Mohammed Al-Qaraghouli, Yu Ming Victor Fang
Fetal sex plays an important role in modifying the course and complications related to pregnancy and may also have an impact on maternal health and well-being both during and after pregnancy. The goal of this article is to review and summarize the findings from published research on physiologic and pathologic changes that may be affected by fetal sex and the effect of these changes on the maternal and obstetrical outcomes. This will help create awareness that fetal sex is not just a random chance event but an interactive process between the mother, the placenta, and the fetus...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665785/informatics-for-health-2017-advancing-both-science-and-practice
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Philip J Scott, Ronald Cornet, Colin McCowan, Niels Peek, Paolo Fraccaro, Nophar Geifman, Wouter T Gude, William Hulme, Glen P Martin, Richard Williams
INTRODUCTION: The Informatics for Health congress, 24-26 April 2017, in Manchester, UK, brought together the Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) conference and the Farr Institute International Conference. This special issue of the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics contains 113 presentation abstracts and 149 poster abstracts from the congress. DISCUSSION: The twin programmes of "Big Data" and "Digital Health" are not always joined up by coherent policy and investment priorities...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663061/family-aggregation-and-heritability-of-esrd-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
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Hsin Hsu Wu, Chang Fu Kuo, I Jung Li, Cheng Hao Weng, Cheng Chia Lee, Kun Hua Tu, Shou Hsuan Liu, Yung Chang Chen, Chih Wei Yang, Shue Fen Luo, Lai Chu See, Kuang Hui Yu, Lu Hsiang Huang, Weiya Zhang, Michael Doherty, Ya Chung Tian
BACKGROUND: Aggregation of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been observed in families of European origin, as well as those of African origin. However, it is not well documented if this disease aggregates in Asian families. Furthermore, the contribution of genetic factors and shared environmental factors to family aggregation remains unclear. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: All 23,422,955 individuals registered in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database in 2013...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659244/long-term-physical-health-consequences-of-perceived-inequality-results-from-a-twin-comparison-design
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Joseph A Schwartz
RATIONALE: Previous research has identified long-term exposure to stress as a risk factor for negative mental and physical health outcomes. This pattern of findings suggests that environmental stimuli that evoke feelings of stress or strain may also result in physiological responses, which may accumulate over the life course and ultimately increase the overall risk of various physical health conditions. This physiological "wear and tear" resulting from sustained levels of stress or strain has been previously operationalized as allostatic load (AL), a comprehensive indicator of stress exposure...
June 9, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657383/retrospective-evaluation-of-pregnancy-outcomes-and-clinical-implications-of-34-han-chinese-women-with-unicornuate-uterus-who-received-ivf-et-or-icsi-et-treatment
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Junfen Liu, Yuanxia Wu, Suming Xu, Dan Su, Yingli Han, Xueqing Wu
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate pregnancy outcome and newborn health condition for a specific group of infertile patients with unicornuate uterus. A total of 34 patients were confirmed to have unicornuate uterus. These patients received 47 cycles of in vitro fertilisation-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer (ICSI-ET), achieved 21 clinical pregnancies with a clinical pregnancy rate of 60.61%. Full-term delivery rate was 76.47%. Eleven patients gave birth to single neonates, while six patients gave birth to twins...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651771/perceived-facial-changes-of-class-ii-division-1-patients-with-convex-profiles-after-functional-orthopedic-treatment-followed-by-fixed-orthodontic-appliances
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Kleopatra Tsiouli, Nikolaos Topouzelis, Moschos A Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Gkantidis
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this research was to investigate the perceived facial changes in Class II Division 1 patients with convex profiles after functional orthopedic treatment followed by fixed orthodontic appliances. METHODS: Pretreatment and posttreatment profile photographs of 12 Class II Division 1 patients treated with activators, 12 Class II Division 1 patients treated with Twin-block appliances, and 12 controls with normal profiles treated without functional appliances were presented in pairs to 10 orthodontists, 10 patients, 10 parents, and 10 laypersons...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649312/the-eu-aims-longitudinal-european-autism-project-leap-design-and-methodologies-to-identify-and-validate-stratification-biomarkers-for-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Eva Loth, Tony Charman, Luke Mason, Julian Tillmann, Emily J H Jones, Caroline Wooldridge, Jumana Ahmad, Bonnie Auyeung, Claudia Brogna, Sara Ambrosino, Tobias Banaschewski, Simon Baron-Cohen, Sarah Baumeister, Christian Beckmann, Michael Brammer, Daniel Brandeis, Sven Bölte, Thomas Bourgeron, Carsten Bours, Yvette de Bruijn, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Daisy Crawley, Ineke Cornelissen, Flavio Dell' Acqua, Guillaume Dumas, Sarah Durston, Christine Ecker, Jessica Faulkner, Vincent Frouin, Pilar Garces, David Goyard, Hannah Hayward, Lindsay M Ham, Joerg Hipp, Rosemary J Holt, Mark H Johnson, Johan Isaksson, Prantik Kundu, Meng-Chuan Lai, Xavier Liogier D'ardhuy, Michael V Lombardo, David J Lythgoe, René Mandl, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Carolin Moessnang, Nico Mueller, Laurence O'Dwyer, Marianne Oldehinkel, Bob Oranje, Gahan Pandina, Antonio M Persico, Amber N V Ruigrok, Barbara Ruggeri, Jessica Sabet, Roberto Sacco, Antonia San José Cáceres, Emily Simonoff, Roberto Toro, Heike Tost, Jack Waldman, Steve C R Williams, Marcel P Zwiers, Will Spooren, Declan G M Murphy, Jan K Buitelaar
BACKGROUND: The tremendous clinical and aetiological diversity among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been a major obstacle to the development of new treatments, as many may only be effective in particular subgroups. Precision medicine approaches aim to overcome this challenge by combining pathophysiologically based treatments with stratification biomarkers that predict which treatment may be most beneficial for particular individuals. However, so far, we have no single validated stratification biomarker for ASD...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639237/work-home-interference-perceived-total-workload-and-the-risk-of-future-sickness-absence-due-to-stress-related-mental-diagnoses-among-women-and-men-a-prospective-twin-study
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Pia Svedberg, Lisa Mather, Gunnar Bergström, Petra Lindfors, Victoria Blom
PURPOSE: Work-home interference has been proposed as an important explanation for sickness absence (SA). Previous studies show mixed results, have not accounted for familial factors (genetics and shared everyday environment), or investigated diagnosis specific SA. The aim was to study whether work-home interference and perceived total workload predict SA due to stress-related mental diagnoses, or SA due to other mental diagnoses, among women and men, when adjusting for various confounders and familial factors...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628033/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-cirrhosis-increases-familial-risk-for-advanced-fibrosis
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Cyrielle Caussy, Meera Soni, Jeffrey Cui, Ricki Bettencourt, Nicholas Schork, Chi-Hua Chen, Mahdi Al Ikhwan, Shirin Bassirian, Sandra Cepin, Monica P Gonzalez, Michel Mendler, Yuko Kono, Irine Vodkin, Kristin Mekeel, Jeffrey Haldorson, Alan Hemming, Barbara Andrews, Joanie Salotti, Lisa Richards, David A Brenner, Claude B Sirlin, Rohit Loomba
BACKGROUND: The risk of advanced fibrosis in first-degree relatives of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis (NAFLD-cirrhosis) is unknown and needs to be systematically quantified. We aimed to prospectively assess the risk of advanced fibrosis in first-degree relatives of probands with NAFLD-cirrhosis. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort of 26 probands with NAFLD-cirrhosis and 39 first-degree relatives. The control population included 69 community-dwelling twin, sib-sib, or parent-offspring pairs (n = 138), comprising 69 individuals randomly ascertained to be without evidence of NAFLD and 69 of their first-degree relatives...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600868/deep-bipolar-identifying-genomic-mutations-for-bipolar-disorder-via-deep-learning
#20
Sundaram Laksshman, Rajendra Rana Bhat, Vivek Viswanath, Xiaolin Li
Bipolar disorder (BD), also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that affects the brain structure of a patient. It results in extreme mood swings, severe states of depression and over-excitement simultaneously. It is estimated that roughly 3% of the population of the United States (about 5.3 million adults) suffers from BD. Recent research efforts like the Twin studies have demonstrated a high heritability factor for the disorder, making genomics a viable alternative for detecting and treating bipolar disorder, in addition to conventional lengthy and costly post-symptom clinical diagnosis...
June 10, 2017: Human Mutation
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