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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429909/association-between-maternal-vitamin-d-status-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-cognitive-function-during-childhood-and-adolescence
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Sargoor R Veena, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Kotrangada P Thajna, Bhavya G Hegde, Catharine R Gale, Caroline Hd Fall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Animal studies have demonstrated poor cognitive outcomes in offspring in relation to maternal vitamin D deficiency before and/or during pregnancy. Human studies linking maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy with offspring cognitive function are limited. We aimed to test the hypothesis that lower maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy is associated with poor offspring cognitive ability in an Indian population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Cognitive function was assessed in children from the Mysore Parthenon birth cohort during childhood (age 9-10 years; n=468) and adolescence (age 13-14 years; n=472) using 3 core tests from the Kaufman Assessment Battery for children and additional tests measuring learning, long-term retrieval/ storage, short-term memory, reasoning, verbal fluency, visuo-spatial ability, and attention and concentration...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417243/criterion-related-validity-of-self-reported-stair-climbing-in-older-adults
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Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Pablo Gasque, Oscar L Veiga, David Martinez-Gomez
INTRODUCTION: Stair climbing is an activity of daily living that might contribute to increase levels of physical activity (PA). To date, there is no study examining the validity of climbing stairs assessed by self-report. The aim of this study was, therefore, to examine the validity of estimated stair climbing from one question included in a common questionnaire compared to a pattern-recognition activity monitor in older adults. METHODS: A total of 138 older adults (94 women), aged 65-86 years (70...
April 17, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401792/assessment-of-long-term-mate-preferences-in-iran
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Mohammad Atari
Previous research suggests that assessment of mate preferences has received relatively little psychometric attention from researchers, particularly in non-Western cultures. The current research was designed to (1) extend previous findings on long-term mate preferences by using a qualitative strategy, (2) develop a psychometrically sound scale for assessment of long-term mate preferences in men, and (3) develop a sex-neutral scale for assessment of long-term mate preferences. Six dimensions of mate preferences emerged for men: F = family/domesticity, A = attractiveness/sexuality, K = kindness/dependability, E = education/intelligence, R = religiosity/chastity, and S = status/resources...
April 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401317/sexual-orientation-related-differences-in-virtual-spatial-navigation-and-spatial-search-strategies
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Qazi Rahman, Jonathan Sharp, Meadhbh McVeigh, Man-Ling Ho
Spatial abilities are generally hypothesized to differ between men and women, and people with different sexual orientations. According to the cross-sex shift hypothesis, gay men are hypothesized to perform in the direction of heterosexual women and lesbian women in the direction of heterosexual men on cognitive tests. This study investigated sexual orientation differences in spatial navigation and strategy during a virtual Morris water maze task (VMWM). Forty-four heterosexual men, 43 heterosexual women, 39 gay men, and 34 lesbian/bisexual women (aged 18-54 years) navigated a desktop VMWM and completed measures of intelligence, handedness, and childhood gender nonconformity (CGN)...
April 11, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386037/using-artificial-intelligence-to-reduce-the-risk-of-nonadherence-in-patients-on-anticoagulation-therapy
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Daniel L Labovitz, Laura Shafner, Morayma Reyes Gil, Deepti Virmani, Adam Hanina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study evaluated the use of an artificial intelligence platform on mobile devices in measuring and increasing medication adherence in stroke patients on anticoagulation therapy. The introduction of direct oral anticoagulants, while reducing the need for monitoring, have also placed pressure on patients to self-manage. Suboptimal adherence goes undetected as routine laboratory tests are not reliable indicators of adherence, placing patients at increased risk of stroke and bleeding...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384614/how-much-information-about-embryo-implantation-potential-is-included-in-morphokinetic-data-a-prediction-model-based-on-artificial-neural-networks-and-principal-component-analysis
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Robert Milewski, Agnieszka Kuczyńska, Bożena Stankiewicz, Waldemar Kuczyński
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to answer the question of how much information about embryo implantation potential can be obtained from morphokinetic parameters through the creation a predictive model based on morphokinetic information and using advanced data-mining and artificial intelligence methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Time-lapse recordings of 610 embryos were included in the analysis. For each embryo, absolute (t2, t3, t4, t5) and relative (cc2 and s2) morphokinetic parameters were collected...
April 3, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373156/an-analysis-of-2-3-million-participations-in-the-continuing-medical-education-program-of-a-general-medical-journal-suitability-user-characteristics-and-evaluation-by-readers
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Hildegard Christ, Jeremy Franklin, Reinhard Griebenow, Christopher Baethge
BACKGROUND: Physicians frequently use continuing medical education (CME) in journals. However, little is known of the evaluation of journal CME by readers and also user and participation characteristics. Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the journal of the German Medical Association, is distributed to every physician in Germany and regularly offers its readers CME articles. Therefore, it provides a unique opportunity to analyze a journal CME program directed at an entire population of physicians...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365672/moral-reasoning-and-its-correlates-in-job-applicants
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Ana Proroković, Matilda Nikolić, Nataša Šimić
The aim of this study was to verify the applicability of the Test of Moral Reasoning (TMR) in the selection of job applicants and to see how it correlated with education, intelligence, and the "big five" personality traits. The study included 210 participants (132 women and 78 men) who applied for various positions in the banking sector. Our findings have confirmed the applicability of TMR for recruitment because they showed that TMR did not allow the candidates to fake their responses. Furthermore, they have confirmed Kohlberg's views that general intelligence and education are the main determinants of moral development (positive correlation), whereas tendency towards socially desirable responding showed a negative correlation...
March 1, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363356/diversity-dynamics-issues-and-strategies-to-create-positive-organizations-the-experience-of-male-robert-wood-johnson-foundation-nurse-faculty-scholars
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Abraham A Brody, Jason E Farley, Gordon L Gillespie, Ronald Hickman, Eric A Hodges, Courtney Lyder, Steven J Palazzo, Todd Ruppar, Martin Schiavenato, Daniel J Pesut
BACKGROUND: Managing diversity dynamics in academic or clinical settings for men in nursing has unique challenges resulting from their minority status within the profession. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to share challenges and lessons learned identified by male scholars in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program and suggest strategies for creating positive organizations promoting inclusive excellence. METHODS: Multiple strategies including informal mentored discussions and peer-to-peer dialogue throughout the program, formal online surveys of scholars and National Advisory Committee members, and review of scholar progress reports were analyzed as part of the comprehensive evaluation plan of the program...
February 14, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333904/-intestinal-endometriosis-a-case-report
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Sławomir Krzemiński
Endometriosis intestines due to its non-specific symptoms can pose diagnostic problems, a lack of or incorrect treatment worsens the quality of life, sometimes leading to serious complications. The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, especially in patients of reproductive age should be taken disease into account. Often abdominal pain in young women are classified as a functional gastrointestinal disorder, and only carefully collected intelligence allows you to focus on the diagnosis of endometriosis, especially if the symptoms significantly impair quality of life...
March 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286616/a-survey-on-the-relationship-between-emotional-intelligence-and-level-of-depression-and-anxiety-among-women-with-breast-cancer
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Nasrin Amirifard, Mehrdad Payandeh, Mehrnoush Aeinfar, Masoud Sadeghi, Edris Sadeghi, Somaye Ghafarpor
Background: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is positively associated with mental health and it can have a crucial role in mental disorder therapy by suitable coping mechanisms. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship of EQ with anxiety and depression among the women with breast cancer. Subjects and Methods: During 2013 and in a cross-sectional study, 98 breast cancer patients (14 to 21 years old) entered into the study. For data collection, the following instruments were the Bar-On EQ inventory, Beck Depression Inventory and Cattle Anxiety Inventory...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266897/the-relationship-between-emotional-intelligence-and-nicotine-dependence-in-lebanese-adults
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R Bou Khalil, A Chaar, I Bou Orm, Z Aoun-Bacha, S Richa
Emotional intelligence (EI) is known to be a risk factor for several types of addiction. The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a cross-sectional design, the presence of a relationship between the level of EI and nicotine dependence in a sample of Lebanese adults. A self-administered questionnaire was used to determine the sociodemographic characteristics, the level of nicotine dependence, and the level of EI in a sample of 142 Lebanese participants from the community. The sample was 51.4% women, with a mean age of 33...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251825/maternal-dietary-patterns-during-pregnancy-and-intelligence-quotients-in-the-offspring-at-8%C3%A2-years-of-age-findings-from-the-alspac-cohort
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Ana Amélia Freitas-Vilela, Rebecca M Pearson, Pauline Emmett, Jon Heron, Andrew D A C Smith, Alan Emond, Joseph R Hibbeln, Maria Beatriz Trindade Castro, Gilberto Kac
Dietary intake during pregnancy may influence child neurodevelopment and cognitive function. This study aims to investigate the associations between dietary patterns obtained in pregnancy and intelligence quotients (IQ) among offspring at 8 years of age. Pregnant women enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children completed a food frequency questionnaire at 32 weeks' gestation (n = 12,195). Dietary patterns were obtained by cluster analysis. Three clusters best described women's diets during pregnancy: "fruit and vegetables," "meat and potatoes," and "white bread and coffee...
March 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212902/intrauterine-valproate-exposure-is-associated-with-alterations-in-hippocampal-cell-numbers-and-folate-metabolism-in-a-rat-model-of-valproate-teratogenicity
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Alexander Semmler, Christian Frisch, Christiane Bleul, Desiree Smith, Laurent Bigler, Jean-Christophe Prost, Henk Blom, Michael Linnebank
PURPOSE: Valproate is one of the most commonly used anticonvulsive drugs. Despite its significant benefits, the teratogenicity of valproate is a relevant problem in the treatment of women of childbearing age. In addition to major congenital malformations, such as neural tube defects, reduced intelligence and attention after intrauterine valproate exposure are reported. Until now the mechanisms of teratogenicity of VPA are poorly understood and concepts how to reduce valproate teratogenicity are lacking...
March 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192249/a-glucose-targeted-mixed-micellar-formulation-outperforms-genexol-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Marcela A Moretton, Ezequiel Bernabeu, Estefanía Grotz, Lorena Gonzalez, Marcela Zubillaga, Diego A Chiappetta
Breast cancer represents the top cancer among women, accounting 521.000 deaths per year. Development of targeted nanomedicines to breast cancer tissues represents a milestone to reduce chemotherapy side effects. Taking advantage of the over-expression of glucose (Glu) membrane transporters in breast cancer cells, we aim to expand the potential of a paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded mixed micellar formulation based on polyvinyl caprolactam-polyvinylacetate-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer (Soluplus®) and D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) by its surface decoration with Glu moieties...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171772/maternal-prenatal-urinary-phthalate-metabolite-concentrations-and-visual-recognition-memory-among-infants-at-27-weeks
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Khristina N Ipapo, Pam Factor-Litvak, Robin M Whyatt, Antonia M Calafat, Diurka Diaz, Frederica Perera, Virginia Rauh, Julie B Herbstman
BACKGROUND: Prior research has demonstrated inverse associations between maternal prenatal urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and cognitive development assessed in preschool and school-aged children. While there are a limited number of studies that evaluated these associations during infancy, no study has evaluated whether these associations exist when using the Fagan Test of Infant Intelligence (FTII), which captures novelty preference as a function of visual recognition memory...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151744/childhood-cognitive-ability-and-incident-dementia-the-1932-scottish-mental-survey-cohort-into-their-10th-decade
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Tom C Russ, Jean Hannah, G David Batty, Christopher C Booth, Ian J Deary, John M Starr
BACKGROUND: The prevention of dementia is a global priority but its etiology is poorly understood. Early life cognitive ability has been linked to subsequent dementia risk but studies to date have been small and none has examined sex differences. METHODS: In the 1932 Scottish Mental Survey cohort, we related intelligence test scores at age 11 years in 16,370 boys and 16,097 girls (born in 1921) to incident dementia ages ≥65 years as ascertained using probabilistic linkage to electronic health records up to the age of 92 years (1,231 cases in men, 2,163 in women; median follow-up 15 years)...
May 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117514/improved-nutrition-in-the-first-1000-days-and-adult-human-capital-and-health
#19
Reynaldo Martorell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review why the first 1000 days of life are a vulnerable period of human development and the long-term effects of a nutrition experiment carried out in Guatemala (1969-1977). METHODS: In 1969-77, a supplement called Atole, containing high quality protein, energy and micronutrients, was provided to women during pregnancy and lactation and to children <7 years of age in two villages while in two control villages a low-energy drink called Fresco was provided...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114612/the-impact-of-contrastive-stress-on-vowel-acoustics-and-intelligibility-in-dysarthria
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Kathryn P Connaghan, Rupal Patel
Purpose: To compare vowel acoustics and intelligibility in words produced with and without contrastive stress by speakers with spastic (mixed-spastic) dysarthria secondary to cerebral palsy (DYSCP) and healthy controls (HCs). Method: Fifteen participants (9 men, 6 women; age M = 42 years) with DYSCP and 15 HCs (9 men, 6 women; age M = 36 years) produced sentences containing target words with and without contrastive stress. Forty-five healthy listeners (age M = 25 years) completed a vowel identification task of DYSCP productions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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