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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905363/-sleep-disorders-in-the-early-stage-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-untreated-patients
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N A Amosova, I G Smolentseva, P M Guseinova, O A Maslyuk, E L Gavrilov
Disorders of sleep and wakefulness occur in about 60-98% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The majority of research on the scale and nature of the disorders was performed in patients treated with antiparkinsonian drugs, and, therefore, the true picture of sleep disorders was interfering with side effects of therapy. The spectrum of these disorders in PD patients is broad and includes insomnia, parasomnia and hypersomnia. The main symptoms of insomnia are difficulty in maintaining sleep, associated with nocturia, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), night cramps, akinesia and tremor...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905359/-clinical-and-neuropsychological-features-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-combination-with-cerebrovascular-disease
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N A Trusova, O S Levin, A V Arablinsky
AIM: To study clinical/neuropsychological and neuroimaging characteristics of Alzheimer's disease in the combination with cerebrovascular disease (CVD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety patients with dementia, including 35 patients with AD, 35 patients with mixed dementia (MD) and 20 patients with vascular dementia, were examined. The character of dementia was established according to NINCDS-ADRDA and NINDS-AIREN criteria. The neuropsychological battery included Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-R), Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale (MoCA), fluency test and the visual memory test (SCT)...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903556/assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-tunisia-applying-the-framingham-risk-score-to-national-survey-data
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O Saidi, D Malouche, M O'Flaherty, N Ben Mansour, H A Skhiri, H Ben Romdhane, L Bezdah
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to assess the socioeconomic determinants of a high 10 year cardiovascular risk in Tunisia. SETTING: We used a national population based cross sectional survey conducted in 2005 in Tunisia comprising 7780 subjects. We applied the non-laboratory version of the Framingham equation to estimate the 10 year cardiovascular risk. PARTICIPANTS: 8007 participants, aged 35-74 years, were included in the sample but effective exclusion of individuals with cardiovascular diseases and cancer resulted in 7780 subjects (3326 men and 4454 women) included in the analysis...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900165/evaluation-of-cardiovascular-risk-lowering-health-benefits-accruing-from-laboratory-based-community-based-and-exercise-referral-exercise-programmes
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R Webb, J E S Thompson, J-S Ruffino, N A Davies, L Watkeys, S Hooper, P M Jones, G Walters, D Clayton, A W Thomas, K Morris, D H Llewellyn, M Ward, J Wyatt-Williams, B J McDonnell
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the ability of community-based exercise programmes to facilitate public participation in exercise and hence improved cardiovascular health, we assessed the respective impacts of: a continuously monitored exercise programme based within our university (study 1); a Valleys Regional Park-facilitated community-based outdoor exercise programme (study 2); a Wales National Exercise Referral Scheme-delivered exercise-referral programme (study 3). METHODS: Biomolecular (monocytic PPARγ target gene expression), vascular haemodynamic (central/peripheral blood pressure, arterial stiffness), clinical (insulin sensitivity, blood lipids) and anthropometric (body mass index, waist circumference, heart rate) parameters were investigated using RT-PCR, applanation tonometry, chemical analysis and standard anthropometric techniques...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899223/-test-d-%C3%A3-valuation-des-membres-sup%C3%A3-rieurs-des-personnes-%C3%A3-g%C3%A3-es-%C3%A2-tempa-to-assess-upper-limb-activity-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Paula Ruiz de Freitas, Ana Elisa Lemos, Mariana Palla Santos, Stella Maris Michaelsen, Clynton Lourenço Corrêa, Alessandra Swarowsky
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional and observational study. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Assess upper limb (UL) activity limitations using the "Test d'Evaluation des Membres Supérieurs Des Personnes Agées" (TEMPA) in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and verify its clinimetrics properties. METHODS: The following were evaluated: internal consistency, interrater and test-retest reliability; concurrent validity; convergent validity; know group's validity; minimal detectable change, floor and ceiling effects, and the relationship between UL activity limitations and the presence of freezing of gait...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899222/camera-tracking-gaming-control-device-for-evaluation-of-active-wrist-flexion-and-extension
#6
Dalit Shefer Eini, Navah Z Ratzon, Albert A Rizzo, Shih-Ching Yeh, Belinda Lange, Batia Yaffe, Alexander Daich, Patrice L Weiss, Rachel Kizony
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional. INTRODUCTION: Measuring wrist range of motion (ROM) is an essential procedure in hand therapy clinics. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To test the reliability and validity of a dynamic ROM assessment, the Camera Wrist Tracker (CWT). METHODS: Wrist flexion and extension ROM of 15 patients with distal radius fractures and 15 matched controls were assessed with the CWT and with a universal goniometer...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898930/effects-of-roughage-inclusion-and-particle-size-on-performance-and-rumination-behavior-of-finishing-beef-steers
#7
W W Gentry, C P Weiss, C M Meredith, F T McCollum, N A Cole, J S Jennings
Roughage is typically mechanically processed to increase digestibility and improve handling and mixing characteristics in beef cattle finishing diets. Roughage is fed to promote ruminal health and decrease digestive upset, but inclusion in finishing diets is limited due to the cost per unit of energy. Rumination behavior may be a means to standardize roughage in beef cattle finishing diets, and increasing particle size of roughage may allow a decrease in roughage inclusion without sacrificing animal performance...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898856/the-effect-of-zilpaterol-hydrochloride-supplementation-on-energy-metabolism-and-nitrogen-and-carbon-retention-of-steers-fed-at-maintenance-and-fasting-intake-levels
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L J Walter, N A Cole, J S Jennings, J P Hutcheson, B E Meyer, A N Schmitz, D D Reed, T E Lawrence
An indirect calorimetry trial examined energy metabolism, apparent nutrient digestibility, C retention (CR), and N retention (NR) of cattle supplemented with zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH). Beef steers ( = 20; 463 ± 14 kg) blocked ( = 5) by weight and source were individually fed and adapted to maintenance energy intake for 21 d before allotment to ZH (90 mg/steer∙d) or no β-adrenergic agonist treatment (control [CONT]) for 20 d (455 ± 14 kg at the start of treatment). Respiration chambers = 4 were used to quantify heat production (HP) during maintenance (d 12 to 16 of the ZH period) and fasting heat production (FHP; d 19 to 20 of ZH period; total 4 d of fast)...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898778/drainage-and-nitrate-leaching-from-artificially-drained-maize-fields-simulated-by-the-precision-nitrogen-management-model
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Rebecca D Marjerison, Jeff Melkonian, John L Hutson, Harold M van Es, Shai Sela, Larry D Geohring, Jeffrey Vetsch
Environmental nitrogen (N) losses (e.g., nitrate leaching, denitrification, and ammonia volatilization) frequently occur in maize ( L.) agroecosystems. Decision support systems, designed to optimize the application of N fertilizer in these systems, have been developed using physically based models such as the Precision Nitrogen Management (PNM) model of soil and crop processes, which is an integral component of Adapt-N, a decision support tool providing N fertilizer recommendations for maize production. Such models can also be used to estimate N losses associated with particular management practices and over a range of current climates and future climate projections...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898601/fontan-fenestration-closure-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease
#10
Matthew C Schwartz, David Nykanen, Craig Fleishman, Hamish M Munro, Jonathan Phillips, Raymond D Knapp, Donald Felix
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: To describe transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration prior to posterior spinal fusion in two children to prevent paradoxical venous air embolism during the operation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Scoliosis is common among patients with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan operation and spinal surgery can offer physiologic benefits. Venous air embolism is a rare, but important reported complication during spinal surgery performed in the prone position...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898599/influence-of-sacral-slope-on-the-loading-of-pedicle-screws-in-postoperative-l5-s1-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-patient-a-finite-element-analysis
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Liang Chen, Yu Feng, Chun-Qing Che, Yong Gu, Ling-Jun Wang, Hui-Lin Yang
STUDY DESIGN: A finite element analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of sacral slope (SS) on the loading of pedicle screws in postoperative isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The spinopelvic anatomy was important for the biomechanics in spondylolisthesis. To our knowledge, no study concentrated on the postoperative biomechanics of the IS with the different SS. METHODS: Based on the computed tomography images, a finite model of L5/S1 IS was constructed...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894239/do-the-biologic-agents-increase-the-risk-of-infection-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-arthroplasty-surgery
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N A Sandiford
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have contributed significantly to the management of patients with in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A significant proportion of patients with RA still require arthroplasty procedures however. It is unclear whether these agents increase the risk of post operative infection after lower limb arthroplasty . The aim of this review is to review the contemporary literature about this topic along with the recommendations from specialist societies. METHOD: A literature search was performed for articles published over the last 10 years in the English language examining the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and the incidence of post operative infection in patients with RA undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty procedures...
November 27, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892860/microvascular-lesions-and-changes-in-cell-proliferation-and-death-and-cytokine-expression-in-the-placentas-of-mice-experimentally-infected-with-equid-herpesvirus-1
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C N Zanuzzi, M E Bravi, M R Scrochi, F Nishida, N A Fuentealba, M E Diessler, H G Sguazza, C I Muglia, E J Gimeno, E L Portiansky, C G Barbeito, C M Galosi
This study describes the changes observed in the placentas of mice experimentally infected with an abortigenic strain of EHV-1 at mid-pregnancy and euthanized at days 3 and 4 post-infection. We analyzed microscopic vascular alterations, cell proliferation and death by immunohistochemistry, and the expression of IFN-γ, TNF-α and the IL-10 by qPCR and flow cytometry. Infected mice showed slight respiratory signs and ruffled fur during the first two days post-infection. Virus isolation and DNA detection were positive only in the lungs of the infected mice...
September 14, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888641/carotid-artery-and-lower-cranial-nerve-exposure-with-increasing-surgical-complexity-to-the-parapharyngeal-space
#14
Ana M Lemos-Rodriguez, Satyan B Sreenath, Rounak B Rawal, Lewis J Overton, Zainab Farzal, Adam M Zanation
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the extent of carotid artery exposure attained, including the identification of the external carotid branches and lower cranial nerves in five sequential external approaches to the parapharyngeal space, and to provide an anatomical algorithm. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical study. METHODS: Six latex-injected adult cadaver heads were dissected in five consecutive approaches: transcervical approach with submandibular gland removal, posterior extension of the transcervical approach, transcervical approach with parotidectomy, parotidectomy with lateral mandibulotomy, and parotidectomy with mandibulectomy...
November 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886469/quantum-simulation-of-the-factorization-problem
#15
Jose Luis Rosales, Vicente Martin
Feynman's prescription for a quantum simulator was to find a Hamitonian for a system that could serve as a computer. The Pólya-Hilbert conjecture proposed the demonstration of Riemann's hypothesis through the spectral decomposition of Hermitian operators. Here we study the problem of decomposing a number into its prime factors, N=xy, using such a simulator. First, we derive the Hamiltonian of the physical system that simulates a new arithmetic function formulated for the factorization problem that represents the energy of the computer...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886173/integrative-epigenome-wide-analysis-demonstrates-that-dna-methylation-may-mediate-genetic-risk-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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N T Ventham, N A Kennedy, A T Adams, R Kalla, S Heath, K R O'Leary, H Drummond, D C Wilson, I G Gut, E R Nimmo, J Satsangi
Epigenetic alterations may provide important insights into gene-environment interaction in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we observe epigenome-wide DNA methylation differences in 240 newly-diagnosed IBD cases and 190 controls. These include 439 differentially methylated positions (DMPs) and 5 differentially methylated regions (DMRs), which we study in detail using whole genome bisulphite sequencing. We replicate the top DMP (RPS6KA2) and DMRs (VMP1, ITGB2 and TXK) in an independent cohort. Using paired genetic and epigenetic data, we delineate methylation quantitative trait loci; VMP1/microRNA-21 methylation associates with two polymorphisms in linkage disequilibrium with a known IBD susceptibility variant...
November 25, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885270/gdp-per-capita-and-obesity-prevalence-worldwide-an-ambiguity-of-effect-modification-response-to-the-comment-by-prof-torsten-j-selck-does-income-positively-affect-obesity-at-the-macro-level
#17
N A Rybnikova, B A Portnov
International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 25 November 2016. doi:10.1038/ijo.2016.215.
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882040/a-new-model-of-master-of-philosophy-in-physiological-sciences
#18
H R Ahmad, F M Arain, N A Khan
The objectives of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Physiological Sciences are: 1) to describe the new ways in which anatomy, biochemistry and physiology on one hand, and microbiology, pathology and pharmacology on other hand meet their functional requirements through multidisciplinary integrated concepts; 2) to elucidate relationships between cell biology, molecular biology and molecular genetics by connecting dots of how cell functions are driven by molecules and being controlled by genes. This forms the basis of cell, molecular and genetics [CMG] module upon which 7 multidisciplinary modules of Physiological Sciences follow; 3) these 24 credit hours provide the physiological basis for PhD studies as well as faculty development to enhance learning abilities of medical student; 4) the modules constitute Cardio- Respiratory Physiological Sciences, GI and Renal Physiological Sciences, Neurosciences, Endo-Reproductive Physiological Sciences...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879633/the-welfare-of-performing-animals-a-historical-perspective-by-david-a-h-wilson-springer-berlin-germany-2015-278-pp-189-00-isbn-978-3-662-50931-9
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879577/potential-involvement-of-the-il-6-jak-stat3-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#20
Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Fujita, Takeshi Fujii, Kota Watanabe, Mitsuru Yagi, Takashi Tsuji, Ken Ishii, Takeshi Miyamoto, Keisuke Horiuchi, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto
STUDY DESIGN: Laboratory study. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the potential involvement of the Interleukin-6 (IL-6) / Janus kinase (JAK) / Signal Transducers and Activator of Transcription (STAT3) pathway in the development of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IL-6 plays a crucial role in IVD degeneration; however, the downstream intracellular signaling of IL-6 in the IVD is not fully understood. METHODS: The expression levels of IL-6 and Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling 3 (SOCS3), a target gene of the IL-6/JAK/STAT3 pathway, were evaluated in rat and human degenerated IVD samples...
November 22, 2016: Spine
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