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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166220/does-the-cognitive-reflection-test-actually-capture-heuristic-versus-analytic-reasoning-styles-in-older-adults
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Christopher Hertzog, R Marit Smith, Robert Ariel
Background/Study Context: This study evaluated adult age differences in the original three-item Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT; Frederick, 2005, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19, 25-42) and an expanded seven-item version of that test (Toplak et al., 2013, Thinking and Reasoning, 20, 147-168). The CRT is a numerical problem-solving test thought to capture a disposition towards either rapid, intuition-based problem solving (Type I reasoning) or a more thoughtful, analytical problem-solving approach (Type II reasoning)...
November 22, 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165286/chemoradiation-induced-alteration-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-and-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-identified-patients-with-poor-prognosis-in-rectal-cancer-a%C3%A2-matched-comparison-analysis
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Yu Jin Lim, Jaemoon Koh, Sehui Kim, Sang-Rok Jeon, Eui Kyu Chie, Kyubo Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Sae-Won Han, Tae-You Kim, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Hong-Gyun Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate chemoradiotherapy (CRT)-induced changes in the expression levels of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and CD8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and prognostic associations in rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a paired analysis using pre-CRT biopsies and the corresponding post-CRT resected tissues of 123 rectal cancer patients undergoing preoperative CRT followed by surgery between 2005 and 2012. Immunohistochemistry of PD-L1 and CD8 was analyzed for the specimens...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164824/pilot-study-of-cognitive-remediation-and-motivational-interviewing-in-youth-at-risk-of-serious-mental-illness
#3
Danijela Piskulic, Sylvia Romanowska, Jean Addington
AIM: The aim of this pilot project was to determine the recruitment feasibility for a computerized cognitive remediation treatment (CRT) for youth at-risk of serious mental illness (SMI), and treatment adherence following an adjunct treatment of motivational interviewing (MI). METHODS: Twelve youth at-risk of SMI were randomized to receive either CRT or CRT plus MI. CRT was conducted over 10 wk during which time 5 MI sessions were available for the CRT + MI group...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164019/quantitative-analysis-of-electro-anatomical-maps-application-to-an-experimental-model-of-left-bundle-branch-block-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#4
David Soto Iglesias, Nicolas Duchateau, Constantine Butakoff Kostantyn Butakov, David Andreu, Juan Fernandez-Armenta, Bart Bijnens, Antonio Berruezo, Marta Sitges, Oscar Camara
Electro-anatomical maps (EAMs) are commonly acquired in clinical routine for guiding ablation therapies. They provide voltage and activation time information on a 3-D anatomical mesh representation, making them useful for analyzing the electrical activation patterns in specific pathologies. However, the variability between the different acquisitions and anatomies hampers the comparison between different maps. This paper presents two contributions for the analysis of electrical patterns in EAM data from biventricular surfaces of cardiac chambers...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163847/a-relative-increase-in-circulating-platelets-following-chemoradiation-predicts-for-poor-survival-of-patients-with-glioblastoma
#5
Keeratikarn Boonyawan, Kenneth R Hess, Jie Yang, Lihong Long, Qianghu Wang, Ravesanker Ezhilarasan, Alessandra Auia, Kristin D Alfaro-Munoz, John F de Groot, Krishna P Bhat, Erik P Sulman
Background: Thrombocytosis is triggered by and promotes tumor growth. The relationship between the change in circulating platelets after chemoradiation therapy (CRT) or adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ) and survival in glioblastoma remains unclear. We hypothesized that an increase in platelets after these treatments would be predictive of a shorter survival. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data on 122 patients with newly diagnosed, pathologically proven glioblastoma who had been treated with surgery, followed by CRT and adjuvant TMZ, from 2007 to 2016...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163088/simultaneous-reality-filtering-and-encoding-of-thoughts-the-substrate-for-distinguishing-between-memories-of-real-events-and-imaginations
#6
Raphaël Thézé, Aurélie L Manuel, Louis Nahum, Adrian G Guggisberg, Armin Schnider
Any thought, whether it refers to the present moment or reflects an imagination, is again encoded as a new memory trace. Orbitofrontal reality filtering (ORFi) denotes an on-line mechanism which verifies whether upcoming thoughts relate to ongoing reality or not. Its failure induces reality confusion with confabulations and disorientation. If the result of this process were simultaneously encoded, it would easily explain later distinction between memories relating to a past reality and memories relating to imagination, a faculty called reality monitoring...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162282/interruption-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-by-atrial-premature-complexes
#7
S Serge Barold, Andreas Kucher
Biotronik devices used for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) combined with defibrillation function (CRT-D) are capable of left ventricular (LV) sensing. Under certain circumstances, LV sensing may cause loss of CRT. The third generation of the Biotronik i-family CRT-Ds enables the recording of event-triggered tracings of the electrogram particularly those involving "CRT pacing interrupt" episodes. We report three cases of a sudden "CRT pacing interrupt" initiated by an atrial premature complex. This was caused by realignment of the LV timing cycles induced by the APCs whereupon LV pacing was inhibited and a self-perpetuating desynchronization process was initiated...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162058/cognitive-rehabilitation-and-mindfulness-in-multiple-sclerosis-remind-ms-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ilse M Nauta, Anne E M Speckens, Roy P C Kessels, Jeroen J G Geurts, Vincent de Groot, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Luciano Fasotti, Brigit A de Jong
BACKGROUND: Cognitive problems frequently occur in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and profoundly affect their quality of life. So far, the best cognitive treatment options for MS patients are a matter of debate. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of two promising non-pharmacological treatments: cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Furthermore, this study aims to gain additional knowledge about the aetiology of cognitive problems among MS patients, since this may help to develop and guide effective cognitive treatments...
November 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161998/cognitive-rehabilitation-for-individuals-with-opioid-use-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Tara Rezapour, Javad Hatami, Ali Farhoudian, Mehmet Sofuoglu, Alireza Noroozi, Reza Daneshmand, Ahmadreza Samiei, Hamed Ekhtiari
AIM: To examine the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation treatment (CRT) for people with opioid use disorder who were recruited into a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programme. METHOD: 120 male subjects were randomly assigned to (1) MMT plus CRT in two months or (2) MMT plus a control intervention. Subjects were assessed at the beginning, mid-point and post-intervention as well as at 1-, 3- and 6-month follow-up time points. RESULTS: Analysis with repeated measure ANOVA showed that the CRT group performed significantly better in tests of learning, switching, processing speed, working memory and memory span...
November 21, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161424/clinical-impact-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-primary-prevention-of-total-mortality-in-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-results-from-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
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Jorge Romero, Juan Carlos Díaz, Michael Grushko, Renato Quispe, David Briceno, Ricardo Avendano, Anjani Golive, Ileana Pina, Andrea Natale, Mario J Garcia, Ulrich P Jorde, Luigi Di Biase
Aim: Primary prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have demonstrated a clear all-cause mortality benefit in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy, with less compelling evidence supporting its use in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the role of ICD for reduction in total mortality in NICM patients. Methods and results: An electronic search on PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases was performed to identify the RCTs evaluating the role of prophylactic ICD placement in NICM patients...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159793/curative-radiation-therapy-for-very-elderly-bladder-cancer-patients-with-localized-disease
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M Bonet, T Bonfill, M Nuñez, L De Verdonces, E Mur, E Gallardo, L Fernandez-Morales, A Aguilar, J Prats, M Arenas
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of a cohort of very elderly muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) patients treated with contemporary 3D-conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) with or without concurrent chemotherapy, after transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). METHODS: From February 2010 to January 2014, a total of 41 patients older than 75 years, with T2-3 N0-1 high-grade MIBC, a Karnofsky index (KI) of at least 90% and/or a Barthel scale score of at least 95, were treated with TURBT followed by radiotherapy (RT) with or without chemotherapy, and were prospectively followed-up...
November 20, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157336/dissociated-components-of-executive-control-in-acute-hypobaric-hypoxia
#12
Endre Takács, István Czigler, Lívia Gabriella Pató, László Balázs
INTRODUCTION: The neurocognitive effects of acute hypobaric hypoxia are still largely unknown. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that executive control, an important component of cognition, is especially vulnerable to hypoxia. METHODS: Subjects participated in a simulated hypobaric chamber flight to 5500 m. Four auditory tasks were presented before, during, and after hypoxia: 1) Voice, and 2) Name variant of the Stroop task (both measuring conflict resolution); 3) go/no-go task (GNG; measuring inhibition); and 4) two-choice reaction time task (CRT; which is a noninhibitory control task)...
December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157335/hyperoxia-and-hypoxic-hypoxia-effects-on-simple-and-choice-reaction-times
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Todd Dart, Megan Gallo, Jeremy Beer, Joseph Fischer, Thomas Morgan, Andrew Pilmanis
INTRODUCTION: Effects of exposure to hyperoxia (PiO2 > 105 mmHg), normoxia (PiO2 95-105 mmHg) and hypoxia (PiO2 < 95 mmHg) on simple and choice reaction performance tasks were evaluated. METHODS: Ten subjects performed simple and choice reaction time tests (SRT and CRT, respectively) at ground level for 40 min (20 min normoxic, 20 min hyperoxic, randomly assigned), 3048 m (10,000 ft) for 75 min (15 min hyperoxic, 60 min hypoxic), 4572 m (15,000 ft) for 60 min (15 min hyperoxic, 45 min hypoxic), and 6096 m (20,000 ft) for 35 min (15 min hyperoxic, 20 min hypoxic)...
December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157069/tumor-volume-regression-during-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-observational-study-with-weekly-mri
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Robbe Van den Begin, Jean-Paul Kleijnen, Benedikt Engels, Marielle Philippens, Bram van Asselen, Bas Raaymakers, Onne Reerink, Mark De Ridder, Martijn Intven
PURPOSE: Few data is available on rectal tumor shrinkage during preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). This regression pattern is interesting to optimize timing of dose escalation on the tumor. METHODS: Gross tumor volumes (GTV) were contoured by two observers on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtained before, weekly during, 2-4 weeks after, and 7-8 weeks after a 5-week course of concomitant CRT for rectal cancer. RESULTS: Overall, 120 MRIs were acquired in 15 patients...
November 20, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156707/infradiaphragmatic-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-large-series-of-patients-staged-with-pet-ct
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Cédric Rossi, Morgane Mounier, Pauline Brice, Violaine Safar, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Philippe Rey, Aspasia Stamatoullas-Bastard, Marion Alcantara, Adrien Chauchet, Emilie Reboursière, Lauriane Filliatre, Aurore Perrot, Sylvain Garciaz, Gilles Salles, Bertrand Coiffier, Hervé Ghesquières, René-Olivier Casasnovas
Introduction: Infradiaphragmatic Hodgkin Lymphoma (IDHL) accounts for 3-11% of adult cases of stage I-II Hodgkin Lymphoma and the treatment strategy in IDHL is still heterogeneous. All previous published studies were conducted before the PET-CT era. PET may provide a more accurate evaluation of IDHL stage. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and biological characteristics of IDHL patients staged by CT scan or PET-CT in eight French hematology departments and their impact on outcomes in these patients...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153215/-cardiac-resynchronisation
#16
Olivier Barthez
A fifth of patients with heart failure suffer from conduction disorders. A prolonged QRS duration on the electrocardiogram is an indicator of cardiac dyssynchrony. Several studies have shown the efficacy of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in patients with a wide QRS duration: CRT is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality. An overview of the methods of implantation of CRT devices, the results of this electrical treatment and its limits.
November 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152825/feasibility-study-combining-art-therapy-or-cognitive-remediation-therapy-with-family-based-treatment-for-adolescent-anorexia-nervosa
#17
James Lock, Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, William S Agras, Noam Weinbach, Booil Jo
Adolescents with anorexia nervosa who have obsessive-compulsive (OC) features respond poorly to family-based treatment (FBT). This study evaluated the feasibility of combining FBT with either cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) or art therapy (AT) to improve treatment response in this at-risk group. Thirty adolescents with anorexia nervosa and OC features were randomized to 15 sessions of FBT + CRT or AT. Recruitment rate was 1 per month, and treatment attrition was 16.6% with no differences between groups...
November 20, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152552/chemotherapy-versus-chemoradiation-for-node-positive-bladder-cancer-practice-patterns-and-outcomes-from-the-national-cancer-data-base
#18
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
Background: Management of clinically node-positive bladder cancer (cN+ BC) is poorly defined; national guidelines recommend chemotherapy (CT) alone or chemoradiation (CRT). Objective: Using a large, contemporary dataset, we evaluated national practice patterns and outcomes of CT versus CRT to elucidate the optimal therapy for this patient population. Methods: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried (2004-2013) for patients diagnosed with cTanyN1-3M0 BC...
October 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152134/combined-neutrophil-platelet-score-and-hemoglobin-level-predict-survival-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy
#19
Chuanwang Miao, Shan Zhu, Hong Pan, Xiaolan Cao, Shuanghu Yuan, Xudong Hu
Systemic inflammation and hematological markers have prognostic value in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The objective of this study was to evaluate the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), combined neutrophil-platelet (CNP) score, and hemoglobin (Hb) to inform treatment decisions and predict outcomes in patients with locally advanced ESCC treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). A total of 168 patients with locally advanced ESCC were retrospectively evaluated...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151967/new-clinical-features-and-dosimetric-predictor-identification-for-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-after-tangential-irradiation-in-breast-cancer-patients
#20
Ge Wen, Yu-Ting Tan, Xiao-Wen Lan, Zhi-Chun He, Jiang-Hua Huang, Jun-Tian Shi, Xiao Lin, Xiao-Bo Huang
Background: Tangential irradiation is the most popular postoperative radiotherapy technique for breast cancer. However, irradiation has been related to symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (SRP), which decreases the quality of life of patients. This study investigated the clinical features and dosimetric parameters related to SRP of the ipsilateral lung to identify risk factors for SRP in breast cancer patients after three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) with tangential fields. Material and Methods: A total of 515 breast cancer patients were evaluated and divided into two groups: the local-regional irradiation group (259 patients) and the simple local irradiation group (256 patients)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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