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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933748/exploring-glucocorticoid-receptor-agonists-mechanism-of-action-through-mass-cytometry-and-radial-visualizations
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Yann Abraham, Bertran Gerrits, Marie-Gabrielle Ludwig, Michael Rebhan, Caroline Gubser Keller
Recent advances in combining flow cytometry and mass spectrometry have led to the development of mass cytometry, allowing for the interrogation of complex cell populations on an unprecedented scale. The volumes and high dimensionality of mass cytometry data pose significant challenges in terms of analysis and visualization. We implement a method called Radviz (1-3), where multidimensional single cell data can be visualized as a projection that maintains the original dimensions and data complexity whilst facilitating analysis and visualization...
December 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932975/adaptations-of-prefrontal-brain-activity-executive-functions-and-gait-in-healthy-elderly-following-exergame-and-balance-training-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Alexandra Schättin, Rendel Arner, Federico Gennaro, Eling D de Bruin
During aging, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) undergoes age-dependent neuronal changes influencing cognitive and motor functions. Motor-learning interventions are hypothesized to ameliorate motor and cognitive deficits in older adults. Especially, video game-based physical exercise might have the potential to train motor in combination with cognitive abilities in older adults. The aim of this study was to compare conventional balance training with video game-based physical exercise, a so-called exergame, on the relative power (RP) of electroencephalographic (EEG) frequencies over the PFC, executive function (EF), and gait performance...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932960/noise-improves-visual-motion-discrimination-via-a-stochastic-resonance-like-phenomenon
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Mario Treviño, Braniff De la Torre-Valdovinos, Elias Manjarrez
The stochastic resonance (SR) is a phenomenon in which adding a moderate amount of noise can improve the signal-to-noise ratio and performance of non-linear systems. SR occurs in all sensory modalities including the visual system in which noise can enhance contrast detection sensitivity and the perception of ambiguous figures embedded in static scenes. Here, we explored how adding background white pixel-noise to a random dot motion (RDM) stimulus produced changes in visual motion discrimination in healthy human adults...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932947/increased-fmri-sensitivity-at-equal-data-burden-using-averaged-shifted-echo-acquisition
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Suzanne T Witt, Marcel Warntjes, Maria Engström
There is growing evidence as to the benefits of collecting BOLD fMRI data with increased sampling rates. However, many of the newly developed acquisition techniques developed to collect BOLD data with ultra-short TRs require hardware, software, and non-standard analytic pipelines that may not be accessible to all researchers. We propose to incorporate the method of shifted echo into a standard multi-slice, gradient echo EPI sequence to achieve a higher sampling rate with a TR of <1 s with acceptable spatial resolution...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932770/-contrast-sensitivity-analysis-about-fundus-changes-of-hypertensive-disorders-complicating-pregnancy
#5
Zhixue Wang, Wenying Wang, Fengmei Han
To observe corrected visual acuity and contrast sensitivity (CS) in patients with hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy accompanied by fundus changes.
 Methods: Ninety-eight patients with hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy and 50 healthy pregnant women underwent eye examination, including corrected visual acuity and fundus examination, and CS. Differences in corrected visual acuity and contrast sensitivity between the 2 groups were analyzed with two independent samples t-test analysis, while correlation between vision and contrast sensitivity in patients was evaluated by using spearman correlation test...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932316/evaluation-of-diet-related-infographics-on-pinterest-for-use-of-behavior-change-theories-a-content-analysis
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Jessica L Wilkinson, Kate Strickling, Hannah E Payne, Kayla C Jensen, Joshua H West
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in Pinterest as a method of disseminating health information. However, it is unclear whether the health information promoted on Pinterest is evidence-based or incorporates behavior change theory. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to determine the presence of health behavior theory (HBT) constructs in pins found on Pinterest and assess the relationship between various pin characteristics and the likelihood of inclusion of HBT...
December 8, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932241/nonspecific-effects-of-gap-paradigm-on-swallowing
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Masaki Yoneda, Kazuya Saitoh
OBJECTIVE: Analogous to the gap paradigm in experiments for saccadic eye movements with very short reaction times, we hypothesized that the initiation of oropharyngeal swallowing movements guided by visual cues are encouraged under experimental conditions using a similar gap paradigm. METHODS: A red visual cue indicating to hold a bolus in the mouth and a blue one indicating to swallow the bolus were sequentially provided on a computer display to 11 healthy participants...
December 5, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932223/relationship-between-psychophysical-measures-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-density%C3%A2-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-measures-of-cone-density%C3%A2-in-glaucoma
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Juliane Matlach, Pádraig J Mulholland, Marketa Cilkova, Reena Chopra, Nilpa Shah, Tony Redmond, Steven C Dakin, David F Garway-Heath, Roger S Anderson
PURPOSE: Considerable between-individual variation in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) density exists in healthy individuals, making identification of change from normal to glaucoma difficult. In ascertaining local cone-to-RGC density ratios in healthy individuals, we wished to investigate the usefulness of objective cone density estimates as a surrogate of baseline RGC density in glaucoma patients, and thus a more efficient way of identifying early changes. DESIGN: Exploratory cohort study...
December 5, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929338/-still-feeling-healthy-after-all-these-years-the-paradox-of-subjective-stability-versus-objective-decline-in-very-old-adults-health-and-functioning-across-five-years
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Markus Wettstein, Oliver K Schilling, Hans-Werner Wahl
Indicators of objective functioning, such as everyday competence or sensory and sensorimotor functions, typically show pronounced declines in very old age. However, less is known about how very old adults perceive their abilities across multiple domains of health and functioning and to what extent changes in perceived functioning mirror changes in objective functioning. We compared changes in perceived versus objective health and functioning indicators among very old adults (n = 124; baseline age between 87 and 97 years, M = 90...
December 2016: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929102/functional-connectivity-changes-resemble-patterns-of-ptdp-43-pathology-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Ines Schulthess, Martin Gorges, Hans-Peter Müller, Dorothée Lulé, Kelly Del Tredici, Albert C Ludolph, Jan Kassubek
'Resting-state' fMRI allows investigation of alterations in functional brain organization that are associated with an underlying pathological process. We determine whether abnormal connectivity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a priori-defined intrinsic functional connectivity networks, according to a neuropathological staging scheme and its DTI-based tract correlates, permits recognition of a sequential involvement of functional networks. 'Resting-state' fMRI data from 135 ALS patients and 56 matched healthy controls were investigated for the motor network (corresponding to neuropathological stage 1), brainstem (stage 2), ventral attention (stage 3), default mode/hippocampal network (stage 4), and primary visual network (as the control network) in a cross-sectional analysis and longitudinally in a subgroup of 27 patients after 6 months...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928774/a-3d-printed-anatomical-pancreas-and-kidney-phantom-for-optimizing-spect-ct-reconstruction-settings-in-beta-cell-imaging-using-111-in-exendin
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Wietske Woliner-van der Weg, Laura N Deden, Antoi P W Meeuwis, Maaike Koenrades, Laura H C Peeters, Henny Kuipers, Geert Jan Laanstra, Martin Gotthardt, Cornelis H Slump, Eric P Visser
BACKGROUND: Quantitative single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is challenging, especially for pancreatic beta cell imaging with (111)In-exendin due to high uptake in the kidneys versus much lower uptake in the nearby pancreas. Therefore, we designed a three-dimensionally (3D) printed phantom representing the pancreas and kidneys to mimic the human situation in beta cell imaging. The phantom was used to assess the effect of different reconstruction settings on the quantification of the pancreas uptake for two different, commercially available software packages...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928395/evaluation-of-relative-afferent-pupillary-defect-using-rapdx-device-in-patients-with-optic-nerve-disease
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Tsukasa Satou, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Ken Asakawa, Toshiaki Goseki, Takahiro Niida, Kimiya Shimizu
We previously reported the standard values of the amplitude and latency scores in the RAPDx device for evaluating relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD). Here, we evaluated RAPD in patients with optic nerve disease by using these standard values. Twenty-eight patients with current or previous optic nerve disease were enrolled in this study. Additionally, the data of 84 healthy subjects from our previous report were used as control data. We measured the amplitude and latency scores using RAPDx. We then compared their mean values and the percentages of individuals with standard values within a certain range between the optic nerve disease group and healthy group...
June 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928394/static-subjective-visual-vertical-in-healthy-volunteers-the-effects-of-different-preset-angle-deviations-and-test-retest-variability
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J Venhovens, J Meulstee, W I M Verhagen
The static subjective visual vertical (SVV) was assessed in 24 healthy volunteers with different preset angles (i.e., 10, 20, and 30 degrees), and in 20 other volunteers, the static SVV was tested and retested 1 week later. The static SVV results are influenced by the side of the preset angle (Wilcoxon test, p ≤ 0.001), but not by the preset angle deviation. The test-retest static SVV outcomes are stable at a group level; however, they show statistically relevant variability at an individual level (-0.240 ≤ intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC] ≤ 0...
June 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928376/macular-ganglion-cell-layer-and-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-unilateral-posterior-cerebral-artery-ischaemic-lesion-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Rita Anjos, Luisa Vieira, Livio Costa, André Vicente, Arnaldo Santos, Nuno Alves, Duarte Amado, Joana Ferreira, João Paulo Cunha
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the macular ganglion cell layer (GCL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with unilateral posterior cerebral artery (PCA) ischaemic lesions using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). A prospective, case-control study of patients with unilateral PCA lesion was conducted in the neuro-ophthalmology clinic of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central. Macular and peripapillary SD-OCT scans were performed in both eyes of each patient...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927703/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-oral-mecamylamine-development-of-a-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-antagonist-cognitive-challenge-test-using-modelling-and-simulation
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Ricardo Alvarez-Jimenez, Anne Catrien Baakman, Jasper Stevens, Sebastiaan C Goulooze, Ellen P Hart, Robert Rissmann, Joop Ma van Gerven, Geert Jan Groeneveld
A pharmacologic challenge model with a nicotinic antagonist could be an important tool not only to understand the complex role of the nicotinic cholinergic system in cognition, but also to develop novel compounds acting on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The objective was to develop a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) model using nonlinear mixed effects (NLME) methods to quantitate the pharmacokinetics of three oral mecamylamine doses (10, 20 and 30 mg) and correlate the plasma concentrations to the pharmacodynamic effects on a cognitive and neurophysiologic battery of tests in healthy subjects...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927083/measurement-of-peripheral-vision-reaction-time-identifies-white-matter-disruption-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kyle B Womack, Christopher Paliotta, Jeremy F Strain, Johnson S Ho, Yosef S Skolnick, William W Lytton, L Christine Turtzo, Roderick McColl, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Peter Bergold
This study examined whether peripheral vision reaction time (PVRT) in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) correlate with white matter abnormalities in centroaxial structures and impairments in neuropsychological testing. Within 24 hours after mTBI, crossed reaction times (CRT), uncrossed reaction times (URT) and crossed-uncrossed difference (CUD) were measured in 23 patients using a laptop computer that displayed visual stimuli predominantly to either the left or right visual field of the retina...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926760/epidermal-nerve-fiber-quantification-in-patients-with-erythromelalgia
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William G Mantyh, P James B Dyck, Peter J Dyck, Janean K Engelstad, William J Litchy, Paola Sandroni, Mark D P Davis
Importance: Erythromelalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on intermittent warmth, erythema, and pain in the distal extremities. One problem facing physicians is how to objectively test for this disease. Given that other painful conditions of the distal extremities (ie, neuropathy related to human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes, or Fabry disease) can be evaluated with a skin biopsy to visualize pathologically decreased densities of the small nerve fibers that innervate the epidermis, one hypothesis is that erythromelalgia could similarly be associated with a loss of epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD)...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923277/reaction-time-for-processing-visual-stimulus-in-a-computer-assisted-rehabilitation-environment
#18
Yerly Sanchez, David Pinzon, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: To examine the reaction time when human subjects process information presented in the visual channel under both a direct vision and a virtual rehabilitation environment when walking was performed. METHOD: Visual stimulus included eight math problems displayed on the peripheral vision to seven healthy human subjects in a virtual rehabilitation training (computer-assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN)) and a direct vision environment. Subjects were required to verbally report the results of these math calculations in a short period of time...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922659/eye-movement-analysis-and-cognitive-assessment-the-use-of-comparative-visual-search-tasks-in-a-non-immersive-vr-application
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Pedro J Rosa, Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Diogo Morais, Matthew Pavlovic, Olivia Smyth, Inês Maia, Tiago Gomes
BACKGROUND: An adequate behavioral response depends on attentional and mnesic processes. When these basic cognitive functions are impaired, the use of non-immersive Virtual Reality Applications (VRAs) can be a reliable technique for assessing the level of impairment. However, most non-immersive VRAs use indirect measures to make inferences about visual attention and mnesic processes (e.g., time to task completion, error rate). OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the eye movement analysis through eye tracking (ET) can be a reliable method to probe more effectively where and how attention is deployed and how it is linked with visual working memory during comparative visual search tasks (CVSTs) in non-immersive VRAs...
December 6, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922231/evaluation-of-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-glycogen-storage-disease-type-1a
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Yusuf Aydemir, Figen Gürakan, İnci Nur Saltık Temizel, Hülya Demir, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Dilek Yalnızoğlu, Meral Topçu, Hasan Özen, Aysel Yüce
We aimed to evaluate structure and functions of central nervous system (CNS) in children with glycogen storage disease (GSD) type 1a. Neurological examination, psychometric tests, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), visual evoked potentials (VEP) and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) were performed. The results were compared between patients with good and poor metabolic control and healthy children. Twenty-three patients with GSD type 1a were studied. Twelve patients were in poor metabolic control group and 11 patients in good metabolic control group...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
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