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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941357/microrna-in-alzheimer-s-disease-revisited-implications-for-major-neuropathological-mechanisms
#1
Reihaneh Dehghani, Farzaneh Rahmani, Nima Rezaei
Pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) goes far beyond neurotoxicity resulting from extracellular deposition of amyloid β (Aβ) plaques. Aberrant cleavage of amyloid precursor protein and accumulation of Aβ in the form of the plaque or neurofibrillary tangles are the known primary culprits of AD pathogenesis and target for various regulatory mechanisms. Hyper-phosphorylation of tau, a major component of neurofibrillary tangles, precipitates its aggregation and prevents its clearance. Lipid particles, apolipoproteins and lipoprotein receptors can act in favor or against Aβ and tau accumulation by altering neural membrane characteristics or dynamics of transport across the blood-brain barrier...
September 23, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938797/revisiting-the-safety-of-aspartame
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Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Etheresia Pretorius
Aspartame is a synthetic dipeptide artificial sweetener, frequently used in foods, medications, and beverages, notably carbonated and powdered soft drinks. Since 1981, when aspartame was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, researchers have debated both its recommended safe dosage (40 mg/kg/d) and its general safety to organ systems. This review examines papers published between 2000 and 2016 on both the safe dosage and higher-than-recommended dosages and presents a concise synthesis of current trends...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938713/invited-commentary-can-issues-with-reproducibility-in-science-be-blamed-on-hypothesis-testing
#3
Clarice R Weinberg
In the accompanying article (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(6):646-647), Dr. Timothy Lash makes a forceful case that the problems with reproducibility in science stem from our "culture" of null hypothesis significance testing. He notes that when attention is selectively given to statistically significant findings, the estimated effects will be systematically biased away from the null. Here I revisit the recent history of genetic epidemiology and argue for retaining statistical testing as an important part of the tool kit...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938080/dr-polio-revisiting-fdr-s-medical-legacy
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Robert G Dorfman, Asher Orkaby, Sukumar P Desai
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP), the March of Dimes, and the Georgia Warm Springs Resort were reflections of Franklin D. Roosevelt's (FDR) complicated and personal relationship with polio. Between 1934 and 1957, significant advances were made in the care of polio survivors, and new and innovative medical fields gained both public attention and funding. The plight of disabled Americans and questions of accessibility also received widespread national attention. The NFIP helped establish a new prototype for grassroots philanthropy and personified FDR's vision for national health insurance...
September 22, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937815/differential-allocation-revisited-when-should-mate-quality-affect-parental-investment
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Thomas R Haaland, Jonathan Wright, Bram Kuijper, Irja I Ratikainen
Differential allocation (DA) is the adaptive adjustment of reproductive investment (up or down) according to partner quality. A lack of theoretical treatments has led to some confusion in the interpretation of DA in the empirical literature. We present a formal framework for DA that highlights the nature of reproductive benefits versus costs for females mated to males of different quality. Contrary to popular belief, analytical and stochastic dynamic models both show that additive benefits of male quality on offspring fitness have no effect on optimal levels of female investment and thus cannot produce DA...
October 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937702/revisiting-the-generalized-scaling-law-for-adhesion-role-of-compliance-and-extension-to-progressive-failure
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Ahmad R Mojdehi, Douglas P Holmes, David A Dillard
A generalized scaling law, based on the classical fracture mechanics approach, is developed to predict the bond strength of adhesive systems. The proposed scaling relationship depends on the rate of change of debond area with compliance, rather than the ratio of area to compliance. This distinction can have a profound impact on the expected bond strength of systems, particularly when the failure mechanism changes or the compliance of the load train increases. Based on the classical fracture mechanics approach for rate-independent materials, the load train compliance should not affect the force capacity of the adhesive system, whereas when the area to compliance ratio is used as the scaling parameter, it directly influences the bond strength, making it necessary to distinguish compliance contributions...
September 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936991/intracutaneous-pharmacokinetics-of-oral-antifungals-and-their-relevance-in-recalcitrant-cutaneous-dermatophytosis-time-to-revisit-basics
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Kabir Sardana, Pooja Arora, Khushbu Mahajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936926/revisiting-the-continuing-bonds-theory-the-cultural-uniqueness-of-the-bei-dao-phenomenon-in-taiwanese-widows-widowers
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Wan-Lin Lee, Yi-Chen Hou, Yaw-Sheng Lin
In the present study, we used the phenomenological approach to rediscover the ontological meaning of relationships with the deceased in Taiwanese widows/widowers. We first revised the original Western definitions of grief, bereavement, and mourning to fit Taiwanese culture. We used the word bei dao to indicate the mixed nature of grief and mourning in the Taiwanese bereavement process. Then we reanalyzed data from a previous study, which was conducted in 2006. In the previous qualitative research, each subject was interviewed 3 to 4 times in the mourning state over an 18-month interval that began at the point of the spouse's death...
October 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936028/social-support-and-postpartum-depression-revisited-the-traditional-female-role-as-moderator-among-mexican-women
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Analia F Albuja, M Asunción Lara, Laura Navarrete, Lourdes Nieto
Women who lack social support tend to have a higher risk of postpartum depression. The present study examined the traditional female role, understood here as the adoption of passive and submissive traits specific to Mexican women, as another risk factor for postpartum depressive symptomatology that interacts with social support. Using two waves of data from a longitudinal study of 210 adult Mexican women (20-44 years-old, Mage = 29.50 years, SD = 6.34), we found that lacking social support during the third trimester of their pregnancy was associated with greater depressive symptoms at 6 months in the postpartum, although this relationship depended on the level of endorsement of the traditional female role during pregnancy...
August 2017: Sex Roles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935245/early-onset-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-definition-revisited-prospective-study-and-literature-review
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Rinaldo Focaccia Siciliano, Bruno Azevedo Randi, Danielle Menosi Gualandro, Roney Orismar Sampaio, Márcio Sommer Bittencourt, Christian Emmanuel da Silva PelaesRN, Alfredo José Mansur, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Flávio Tarasoutchi, Tânia Mara Varejão Strabelli
OBJECTIVE: to determine prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) annual incidence and to evaluate its current classification based on the epidemiological distribution of identified agents, and their sensitivity profile. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2014, consecutive cases of PVE within the first year of valve surgery were included in a prospective cohort study. Incidence, demographic, clinical, microbiological and in-hospital mortality data of PVE patients were recorded...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931084/barcoding-snakeheads-teleostei-channidae-revisited-discovering-greater-species-diversity-and-resolving-perpetuated-taxonomic-confusions
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Cecilia Conte-Grand, Ralf Britz, Neelesh Dahanukar, Rajeev Raghavan, Rohan Pethiyagoda, Heok Hui Tan, Renny K Hadiaty, Norsham S Yaakob, Lukas Rüber
Snakehead fishes of the family Channidae are predatory freshwater teleosts from Africa and Asia comprising 38 valid species. Snakeheads are important food fishes (aquaculture, live food trade) and have been introduced widely with several species becoming highly invasive. A channid barcode library was recently assembled by Serrao and co-workers to better detect and identify potential and established invasive snakehead species outside their native range. Comparing our own recent phylogenetic results of this taxonomically confusing group with those previously reported revealed several inconsistencies that prompted us to expand and improve on previous studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930862/an-innovative-ergometer-to-measure-neuromuscular-fatigue-immediately-after-cycling
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Douglas Doyle-Baker, John Temesi, Mary E Medysky, Robert J Holash, Guillaume Y Millet
PURPOSE: When assessing neuromuscular fatigue (NMF) from dynamic exercise using large muscle mass (e.g. cycling), most studies have delayed measurement for 1-3 min after task failure. This study aimed to determine the reliability of an innovative cycling ergometer permitting the start of fatigue measurement within 1 s after cycling. METHODS: Twelve subjects participated in two experimental sessions. Knee-extensor NMF was assessed by electrical nerve and transcranial magnetic stimulation with both a traditional chair set-up (PRE and POST-Chair, 2 min post-exercise) and the new cycling ergometer (PRE, every 3 min during incremental exercise and POST-Bike, at task failure)...
September 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929459/revisiting-ovarian-cancer-microenvironment-a-friend-or-a-foe
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REVIEW
Boyi Zhang, Fei Chen, Qixia Xu, Liu Han, Jiaqian Xu, Libin Gao, Xiaochen Sun, Yiwen Li, Yan Li, Min Qian, Yu Sun
Development of ovarian cancer involves the co-evolution of neoplastic cells together with the adjacent microenvironment. Steps of malignant progression including primary tumor outgrowth, therapeutic resistance, and distant metastasis are not determined solely by genetic alterations in ovarian cancer cells, but considerably shaped by the fitness advantage conferred by benign components in the ovarian stroma. As the dynamic cancer topography varies drastically during disease progression, heterologous cell types within the tumor microenvironment (TME) can actively determine the pathological track of ovarian cancer...
September 19, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929314/radiation-therapy-versus-surgery-for-patients-with-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-who-have-undergone-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-revisited
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Yu Furuta, Yukiharu Todo, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Chisa Shimada, Sho Takeshita, Kazuhira Okamoto, Hidenori Kato
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic significance of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by radiation therapy (RT) was negated during the early 1990s. Here, we compared post-NAC RT to surgery for chemo-sensitive cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: This study included 79 consecutive patients with cervical SCC who were treated by NAC followed by surgery (n = 49) or by definitive RT (n = 30). We compared characteristics and survival outcomes between the surgery and RT groups by their responses to NAC...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929048/brand-versus-generic-dispensing-trend-for-ciprofloxacin-500-mg-levofloxacin-500-mg-and-moxifloxacin-400-mg-oral-dosage-forms-among-pharmacies-of-karachi-pakistan
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Fatima Zehra, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Sumbul Tasneem, Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad, Adnan Zia Shamsi, Naqiya Ali Asghar, Ghufran Ullah Khan
INTRODUCTION: Pakistan spends 0.7% of its gross domestic product on health. The public sector health-care system provides services to 22% of population thus paving the way for a dominant private sector. Patients in Pakistan mostly pay their medical expenses directly, and 64% of the health expenditures are borne by the household. Expenditure on medicine constitutes 43% of the total household expenditure. METHODS: A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, for a month...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928673/revisiting-theories-of-humidity-transduction-a-focus-on-electrophysiological-data
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Harald Tichy, Maria Hellwig, Wolfgang Kallina
Understanding the mechanism of humidity transduction calls for experimental data and a theory to interpret the data and design new experiments. A comprehensive theory of humidity transduction must start with agreement on what humidity parameters are measured by hygroreceptors and processed by the brain. Hygroreceptors have been found in cuticular sensilla of a broad range of insect species. Their structural features are far from uniform. Nevertheless, these sensilla always contain an antagonistic pair of a moist cell and a dry cell combined with a thermoreceptive cold cell...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928346/medical-students-perceived-educational-needs-to-prevent-and-treat-childhood-obesity
#17
Natalie K Cooke, Sarah L Ash, L Suzanne Goodell
BACKGROUND: Medical schools are challenged to incorporate more prevention-based education into curricula, offering an opportunity to revisit approaches to nutrition education. The objective of this study was to explore United States (US) medical students' understanding of childhood obesity, specifically barriers to childhood obesity prevention and treatment and students' perceived educational deficits. METHODS: The research team conducted phone interviews with 78 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, representing 25 different medical schools across the US...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927289/accounting-for-non-gaussian-sources-of-spatial-correlation-in-parametric-fmri-paradigms-i-revisiting-cluster-based-inferences
#18
Kaundinya Gopinath, Venkatagiri Krishnamurthy, K Sathian
In a recent study Eklund et al. (Eklund et al., 2016) employing resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) data as a surrogate for null fMRI datasets posited that cluster-wise family-wise error (FWE) rate corrected inferences made using parametric statistical methods in fMRI studies over the past two decades may have been invalid, particularly for cluster defining thresholds (CDTs) less stringent than p < 0.001; principally because the spatial autocorrelation functions (sACF) of fMRI data had been modeled incorrectly to follow a Gaussian form, whereas empirical data suggested otherwise (Eklund et al...
September 19, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926810/revisiting-the-biogeochemistry-of-arsenic-in-the-baltic-sea-impact-of-anthropogenic-activity
#19
Lei Li, Christa Pohl, Jing-Ling Ren, Detlef Schulz-Bull, Xiu-Hong Cao, Günther Nausch, Jing Zhang
With the increase in anthropogenic environmental disruption, the behavior of arsenic in the Baltic Sea has received more scientific attention because of its complex forms and toxicity, and was re-visited to determine if there have been measurable changes recently. A cruise was conducted in 10-19 May 2011 to investigate the species and distribution of total dissolved inorganic arsenic (TDIAs: [TDIAs]=[As(V)]+[As(III)]) revealing links between the hydrographic dynamics and biological/chemical reactions in the Baltic Sea...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926508/racial-ethnic-variation-in-emergency-department-care-for-children-with-asthma
#20
Heather G Zook, Nathaniel R Payne, Susan E Puumala, Katherine M Ziegler, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVE: To assess the variation between racial/ethnic groups in emergency department (ED) treatment of asthma for pediatric patients. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of pediatric (2-18 years) asthma visits among 6 EDs in the Upper Midwest between June 2011 and May 2012. We used mixed-effects logistic regression to assess the odds of receiving steroids, radiology tests, and returning to the ED within 30 days. We conducted a subanalysis of asthma visits where patients received at least 1 albuterol treatment in the ED...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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