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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214989/exposure-response-analyses-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-changes-for-methylphenidate-in-healthy-adults
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Liang Li, Yaning Wang, Ramana S Uppoor, Mehul U Mehta, Tiffany Farchione, Mitchell V Mathis, Hao Zhu
The aim of the study was to evaluate the exposure-response (E-R) relationships of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) changes in healthy adults taking methylphenidate (MPH). Intensive time profiles of BP and HR from healthy adults in placebo and MPH treatment arms of seven clinical trials from the FDA internal database were utilized for this analysis. The analysis model contains a circadian component for placebo effect and an E-R component to describe drug effect. Internal validation was performed using goodness-of-fit plots and visual predictive check...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214343/high-resolution-ultrasound-visualization-of-the-deep-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve
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Georg Riegler, Doris Lieba-Samal, Peter C Brugger, Christopher Pivec, Hannes Platzgummer, Martin Vierhapper, Gabriela Muschitz, Suren Jengojan, Gerd Bodner
INTRODUCTION: The value of imaging the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN) over its entire course has not been clarified. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of visualizing the DBUN from its origin to the most distal point. METHODS: We performed high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) with high-frequency probes (18-22MhZ), HRUS-guided ink-marking, and consecutive dissection in 8 fresh cadaver hands. In both hands of 10 healthy volunteers (n=20), the cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at 2 different locations (R1+R2)...
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211587/histaminergic-and-non-histaminergic-elicited-itch-is-attenuated-in-capsaicin-evoked-areas-of-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-a-healthy-volunteer-study
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H H Andersen, J Elberling, N Sharma, L E Hauberg, P Gazerani, L Arendt-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain patients with sensitization may exhibit decreased sensitivity to normally pruritogenic sensory stimuli and moreover occasionally perceive these as painful. This study explored the relationship between itch and pain, by evaluating histaminergic and non-histaminergic itch evoked in capsaicin-induced allodynic and hyperalgesic areas. METHODS: In 28 healthy volunteers, capsaicin (100 μg/0.1 mL) was injected intradermally in the volar forearm to establish secondary dysesthesias...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210783/a-neuroimaging-study-of-emotion-cognition-interaction-in-schizophrenia-the-effect-of-ziprasidone-treatment
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Emmanuel Stip, Adel Cherbal, David Luck, Simon Zhornitsky, Lahcen Ait Bentaleb, Ovidiu Lungu
Functional and structural brain changes associated with the cognitive processing of emotional visual stimuli were assessed in schizophrenic patients after 16 weeks of antipsychotic treatment with ziprasidone. Forty-five adults aged 18 to 40 were recruited: 15 schizophrenia patients (DSM-IV criteria) treated with ziprasidone (mean daily dose = 120 mg), 15 patients treated with other antipsychotics, and 15 healthy controls who did not receive any medication. Functional and structural neuroimaging data were acquired at baseline and 16 weeks after treatment initiation...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209740/quantitative-mri-volumetry-diffusivity-cerebrovascular-flow-and-cranial-hydrodynamics-during-head-down-tilt-and-hypercapnia-the-spacecot-study
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Larry Allen Kramer, Khader M Hasan, Ashot E Sargsyan, Karina Marshall-Goebel, Jörn Rittweger, Dorit Donoviel, Saki Higashi, Benson Mwangi, Darius A Gerlach, Eric M Bershad
PURPOSE: In order to improve the pathophysiologic understanding of visual changes observed in astronauts, we aimed to use quantitative MRI to measure anatomic and physiologic responses during a ground-based spaceflight analogue (head down tilt, HDT) combined with increased ambient carbon dioxide (CO2). METHODS: Six healthy, male subjects participated in the double-blinded, randomized cross-over design study with two conditions: 26.5 h of -12° HDT with ambient air and with 0...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209521/impaired-visual-competition-in-patients-with-homonymous-visual-field-defects
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A C Geuzebroek, A V van den Berg
Intense visual training can lead to partial recovery of visual field defects caused by lesions of the primary visual cortex. However, the standard visual detection and discrimination tasks, used to assess this recovery process tend to ignore the complexity of the natural visual environment, where multiple stimuli continuously interact. Visual competition is an essential component for natural search tasks and detecting unexpected events. Our study focused on visual decision-making and to what extent the recovered visual field can compete for attention with the 'intact' visual field...
February 13, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208185/evaluation-of-progressive-visual-dysfunction-and-retinal-degeneration-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Maria Satue, Maria J Rodrigo, Javier Obis, Elisa Vilades, Hector Gracia, Sofia Otin, Maria I Fuertes, Raquel Alarcia, Jose A Crespo, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Elena Garcia-Martin
Purpose: To quantify changes in visual function parameters and in the retinal nerve fiber layer and macular thickness over a 5-year period in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Thirty patients with PD and 30 healthy subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic evaluation, including assessment of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity vision, color vision, and retinal evaluation with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). All subjects were reevaluated after 5 years to quantify changes in visual function parameters, the retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular thickness...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208099/the-impact-of-walking-while-using-a-smartphone-on-pedestrians-awareness-of-roadside-events
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Ming-I Brandon Lin, Yu-Ping Huang
Previous studies have shown that using a cell phone to talk or text while walking changes gait kinematics and encourages risky street-crossing behaviors. However, less is known about how the motor-cognitive interference imposed by smartphone tasks affects pedestrians' situational awareness to environmental targets relevant to pedestrian safety. This study systematically investigated the influence of smartphone use on detection of and responses to a variety of roadside events in a semi-virtual walking environment...
February 13, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208069/neural-activity-during-production-of-rorschach-responses-an-fmri-study
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Luciano Giromini, Donald J Viglione, Alessandro Zennaro, Franco Cauda
Recently, a lot of effort has been made to ground Rorschach interpretations to their evidence base. To date, however, no studies have yet described, via fMRI, what brain areas get involved when one takes the Rorschach. To fill this gap in the literature, we administered the ten-inkblot stimuli to 26 healthy volunteers during fMRI. Analysis of BOLD signals revealed that, compared to fixating a cross, looking at the Rorschach inkblots while thinking of what they might be associated with higher temporo-occipital and fronto-parietal activations, and with greater activity in some small, sub-cortical regions included in the limbic system...
February 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207912/fear-conditioning-and-extinction-in-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Daniel A Geller, Joseph F McGuire, Scott P Orr, Daniel S Pine, Jennifer C Britton, Brent J Small, Tanya K Murphy, Sabine Wilhelm, Eric A Storch
BACKGROUND: Fear acquisition and extinction are central constructs in the cognitive-behavioral model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which underlies exposure-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. Youths with OCD may have impairments in fear acquisition and extinction that carry treatment implications. METHODS: Eighty youths (39 OCD, 41 healthy controls [HC]) completed clinical interviews, rating scales, and a differential conditioning task that included habituation, acquisition, and extinction phases...
February 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205497/critical-motor-involvement-in-prediction-of-human-and-non-biological-motion-trajectories
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Matthieu M de Wit, Laurel J Buxbaum
OBJECTIVES: Adaptive interaction with the environment requires the ability to predict both human and non-biological motion trajectories. Prior accounts of the neurocognitive basis for prediction of these two motion classes may generally be divided into those that posit that non-biological motion trajectories are predicted using the same motor planning and/or simulation mechanisms used for human actions, and those that posit distinct mechanisms for each. Using brain lesion patients and healthy controls, this study examined critical neural substrates and behavioral correlates of human and non-biological motion prediction...
February 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205054/distorted-body-representations-are-robust-to-differences-in-experimental-instructions
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Luigi Tamè, Nicola Bumpus, Sally A Linkenauger, Matthew R Longo
Several recent reports have shown that even healthy adults maintain highly distorted representations of the size and shape of their body. These distortions have been shown to be highly consistent across different study designs and dependent measures. However, previous studies have found that visual judgments of size can be modulated by the experimental instructions used, for example, by asking for judgments of the participant's subjective experience of stimulus size (i.e., apparent instructions) versus judgments of actual stimulus properties (i...
February 15, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204862/effect-of-constant-predictable-and-unpredictable-motor-tasks-on-motor-performance-and-blood-markers-of-stress
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Laura Kyguoliene, Albertas Skurvydas, Nerijus Eimantas, Neringa Baranauskienė, Dalia Mickeviciene, Daiva Urboniene, Margarita Cernych, Marius Brazaitis
An unfamiliar or novel physical stimulus induces activation of dopaminergic neurons within the brain and greater activity in areas involved in emotion; considering this, we aimed to establish whether unpredictable prolonged (fatiguing) motor task (vs. constant vs. predictable) evokes greater dopaminergic activity, enhances neuromuscular performance, motor accuracy, and perception of effort, and delays overall central fatigue. Fifteen healthy male volunteers (aged 22 ± 4 years) were required to perform 1 of 3 exercise trials (at least 1 week apart) of 100 intermittent isometric contraction (IIC) tasks involving knee extensions at 60° flexion...
February 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203334/assessment-of-sexual-maturation-among-girls-with-special-needs-in-tehran-iran
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Hosein Shabani Mirzaee, Asieh Mosallanejad, Ali Rabbani, Aria Setoodeh, Farzaneh Abbasi, Fatemeh Sayarifard, Amir Hosein Memari
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on sexual maturation among girls with intellectual, sensory, or physical disabilities. OBJECTIVES: The present cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the sexual maturation of girls with these disabilities in special schools. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated the onset and progression of sexual maturation in 642 six to 18-year-old girls with intellectual, sensory, or physical disabilities from special schools in Tehran...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203189/a-mystery-of-bilateral-annular-choroidal-and-exudative-retinal-detachment-with-no-systemic-involvement-is-it-part-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-spectrum-or-a-new-entity
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Ibrahim Elaraoud, Walter Andreatta, Li Jiang, Kenan Damer, Jalil Al-Ibrahim
A 65-year-old Caucasian male presented to the eye emergency department with bilateral significant visual loss. He was otherwise healthy with no significant past medical history. Ophthalmic history was significant for chronic open-angle glaucoma, for which the patient was using latanoprost once daily to both eyes. There was no preceding history of trauma or ocular surgery and the patient was emmetropic. Two weeks prior to his presentation, he reported a headache, which settled spontaneously. Slit-lamp examination demonstrated bilateral keratic precipitates, bilateral significantly shallow anterior chamber, and bilaterally normal intraocular pressures of 16 mm Hg...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202834/-a-case-of-lymphocytic-adenohypophysitis-presenting-visual-disturbance-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ryo Yaoita, Miiko Ito, Kenichiro Matsuda, Yasuaki Kokubo, Shinya Sato, Yukihiko Sonoda
Lymphocytic hypophysitis(LH)has first been described as an autoimmune endocrinopathy by Goudie in 1962. In particular, lymphocytic adenohypophysitis(LAH)is usually associated with pregnancy and hypopituitarism due to insufficient endocrine of ACTH. However, several cases of LAH in pregnant patients showing only visual disturbances have recently been documented. We treated a patient with LAH presenting only the chiasma syndrome in the third trimester without hypopituitarism. A 27-year-old woman unexpectedly experienced visual disturbance starting in the 28th week of pregnancy...
February 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198784/choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-stargardt-disease
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Esra Vural, Ugur Acar, Mehmet K Sevinc, Mesut Erdurmus, Bekir Kucuk, Seckin Aykas, Gungor Sobaci
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between choroidal thicknesses (CT), central foveal thicknesses, multifocal electroretinography (mf-ERG) responses, and best-corrected visual acuity levels in patients with Stargardt disease (STGD). METHODS: A total of 30 eyes of 30 patients with STGD, and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included in the study. All participants underwent detailed ophthalmic examination including best-corrected visual acuity and spectral domain optical coherence tomography measurements, and also patients with STGD were performed mf-ERG...
February 14, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198736/we-can-see-clearly-now-optical-clearing-and-kidney-morphometrics
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Victor G Puelles, Marcus J Moeller, John F Bertram
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: For more than a century, kidney microscopic imaging was driven by the need for greater and greater resolution. This was in part provided by the analysis of thinner tissue sections. As a result, most kidney morphometry was performed in 'two' dimensions, largely ignoring the three-dimensionality of kidney tissue and cells. Although stereological techniques address this issue, they have generally been considered laborious and expensive and thereby unattractive for routine use...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196732/peripapillary-and-macular-vessel-density-in-patients-with-glaucoma-and-single-hemifield-visual-field-defect
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Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Linda M Zangwill, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Luke J Saunders, Min Hee Suh, Zhichao Wu, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Tadamichi Akagi, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To compare hemifield differences in the vessel density of the peripapillary and macula in open-angle glaucoma eyes with visual field (VF) defect confined to one hemifield using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 58 eyes of 58 patients with glaucoma with VF loss confined to a single hemifield and 28 healthy eyes. METHODS: Retinal vasculature information was summarized as circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and perifoveal vessel density (pfVD)...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196058/retinal-capillary-density-in-patients-with-birdshot-chorioretinopathy
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Philipp K Roberts, Peter L Nesper, Debra A Goldstein, Amani A Fawzi
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal capillary density and determine its correlation with visual acuity in patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BCR). METHODS: Patients with BCR and age-matched controls were imaged using a commercially available spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography system (RTVue- XR Avanti; Optovue, Inc). We used the integrated software of the optical coherence tomography angiography device to analyze the foveal avascular zone area and the capillary density in the full retina as well as in the superficial capillary plexus and deep capillary plexus...
February 10, 2017: Retina
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