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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108569/five-year-progression-of-unilateral-age-related-macular-degeneration-to-bilateral-involvement-the-three-continent-amd-consortium-report
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Nichole Joachim, Johanna Maria Colijn, Annette Kifley, Kristine E Lee, Gabriëlle H S Buitendijk, Barbara E K Klein, Chelsea E Myers, Stacy M Meuer, Ava G Tan, Elizabeth G Holliday, John Attia, Gerald Liew, Sudha K Iyengar, Paulus T V M de Jong, Albert Hofman, Johannes R Vingerling, Paul Mitchell, Caroline C W Klaver, Ronald Klein, Jie Jin Wang
PURPOSE: To assess the 5-year progression from unilateral to bilateral age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and associated risk factors. DESIGN: Pooled data analyses of three prospective population-based cohorts, the Blue Mountains Eye Study, Beaver Dam Eye Study and Rotterdam Study. METHODS: Retinal photography and interview with comprehensive questionnaires were conducted at each visit of three studies. AMD was assessed following the modified Wisconsin AMD grading protocol...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107668/neurotrophins-role-in-depressive-symptoms-and-executive-function-performance-association-analysis-of-nrn1-gene-and-its-interaction-with-bdnf-gene-in-a-non-clinical-sample
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C Prats, B Arias, G Ortet, M I Ibáñez, J Moya, E Pomarol-Clotet, L Fañanás, M Fatjó-Vilas
BACKGROUND: Neuritin-1 is a neurotrophic factor involved in synaptic plasticity that has been associated with depressive disorders, schizophrenia and cognitive performance. The study of genotype-phenotype relationships in healthy individuals is a useful framework to investigate the etiology of brain dysfunctions. We therefore aimed to investigate in a non-clinical sample whether NRN1 gene contributes to the psychopathological profile, with a particular focus on the clinical dimensions previously related to the NRN1 gene (i...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105981/cryopreservation-of-hepatocyte-microbeads-for-clinical-transplantation
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Suttiruk Jitraruch, Anil Dhawan, Robin D, Celine Filippi, Sharon C, Leanne Glover, Ragai R
Intraperitoneal transplantation of hepatocyte microbeads is an attractive option for the management of acute liver failure. Encapsulation of hepatocytes in alginate microbeads supports their function and prevents immune attack of the cells. Establishment of banked cryopreserved hepatocyte microbeads is important for emergency use. The aim of this study was to develop an optimised protocol for cryopreservation of hepatocyte microbeads for clinical transplantation using modified freezing solutions. Four freezing solutions with potential for clinical application were investigated...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102953/air-kerma-strength-determination-of-an-hdr-192-ir-source-including-a-geometric-sensitivity-study-of-the-seven-distance-method
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Blake R Smith, John A Micka, Manik Aima, Larry A DeWerd, Wesley S Culberson
PURPOSE: To perform an in-air air-kerma strength (SK) calibration of the Bebig model Ir2.A85-2 192Ir high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy source manufactured by Mallinckrodt Medical (Westerduinweg, Germany) with the NIST-traceable seven-distance technique established by the University of Wisconsin. A comparison was made between the reference air-kerma rate (RAKR) reported on a certificate from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Berlin, Germany) (PTB) primary laboratory and the SK determined at the University of Wisconsin Madison Radiation Research Center (UWMRRC)...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102857/vocal-fold-paralysis-in-preterm-infants-prevalence-and-analysis-of-risk-factors
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J Jabbour, M Uhing, T Robey
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the prevalence of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) in preterm (<37 weeks of gestation) infants at a single neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and identify risk factors for the development of VFP. STUDY DESIGN: This is a case control study of all surviving preterm infants admitted to the NICU at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from 2006 to 2012, comparing those with and without VFP. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify significant risk factors for VFP...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102648/2016-rural-enrollment-in-health-insurance-marketplaces-by-state
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Abigail R Barker, Kelsey A Huntzberry, Timothy D McBride, Leah M Kemper, Keith J Mueller
Purpose. In this brief, cumulative county-level enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces (HIMs) through March 2016 is presented for state HIMs operated as Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) and for those operated as Federally Supported State-Based Marketplaces (FS-SBMs). Enrollment rates in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of each state, defined as the percentage of “potential market” participants selecting plans, are presented. Monitoring annual enrollment rates provides a gauge of how well state outreach and enrollment efforts are proceeding and helps identify states with strong non-metropolitan enrollment as models for other states to emulate...
2017: Rural Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096678/risperidone-improves-interpersonal-perception-and-executive-function-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Zhenhe Zhou, Yuanyuan Zhu, Jun Wang, Hongmei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether risperidone improves social cognitive impairments and executive dysfunction in people with schizophrenia. METHODS: Fifty-six patients who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia were allocated to a risperidone treatment group (RTG, n=28) and a typical antipsychotic treatment group (TATG, n=28). Twenty-eight healthy volunteers were recruited as the normal control group (NCG)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094793/caloric-restriction-improves-health-and-survival-of-rhesus-monkeys
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Julie A Mattison, Ricki J Colman, T Mark Beasley, David B Allison, Joseph W Kemnitz, George S Roth, Donald K Ingram, Richard Weindruch, Rafael de Cabo, Rozalyn M Anderson
Caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition extends lifespan and delays the onset of age-related disorders in most species but its impact in nonhuman primates has been controversial. In the late 1980s two parallel studies were initiated to determine the effect of CR in rhesus monkeys. The University of Wisconsin study reported a significant positive impact of CR on survival, but the National Institute on Aging study detected no significant survival effect. Here we present a direct comparison of longitudinal data from both studies including survival, bodyweight, food intake, fasting glucose levels and age-related morbidity...
January 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094117/maternal-weight-after-childbirth-versus-aging-related-weight%C3%A2-changes
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Olga Yakusheva, Kandice Kapinos, Marianne Weiss
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy weight gain is believed to contribute to female overweight and obesity. However, most studies do not account for the changes in body weight expected to occur as women age. We examined the long-term weight trajectory of childbearing women relative to weight progression that could be expected in the absence of pregnancy. METHODS: From the hospital records of 32,187 women with two births in Wisconsin during 2006 to 2013, we extracted the maternal weight at pregravid, delivery, and subsequent pregravid...
January 13, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089694/affective-and-cognitive-correlates-of-ptsd-electrocortical-processing-of-threat-and-perseverative-errors-on-the-wcst-in-combat-related-ptsd
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Julia A DiGangi, Autumn Kujawa, Darrin M Aase, Joseph M Babione, Christopher Schroth, David M Levy, Amy E Kennedy, Justin E Greenstein, Eric Proescher, Robert Walters, Holly Passi, Scott A Langenecker, K Luan Phan
PTSD is characterized by both affective and cognitive dysfunction. Affectively, PTSD is associated with both heightened emotional reactivity and disengagement. Cognitively, perseverative thinking is a core feature of the disorder. In order to assess the interactive effects of affective and cognitive correlates of PTSD symptoms, 47 OEF/OIF/OND veterans completed an emotional faces matching task while EEG (i.e., late positive potential; LPP) was recorded, and separately completed the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) to assess perseverative errors...
January 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088362/molecular-characterization-of-a-novel-orthomyxovirus-from-rainbow-and-steelhead-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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William N Batts, Scott E LaPatra, Ryan Katona, Eric Leis, Terry Fei Fan Ng, Marine S O Brieuc, Rachel B Breyta, Maureen K Purcell, Carla M Conway, Thomas B Waltzek, Eric Delwart, James R Winton
A novel virus, rainbow trout orthomyxovirus (RbtOV), was isolated in 1997 and again in 2000 from commercially-reared rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Idaho, USA. The virus grew optimally in the CHSE-214 cell line at 15°C producing a diffuse cytopathic effect; however, juvenile rainbow trout exposed to cell culture-grown virus showed no mortality or gross pathology. Electron microscopy of preparations from infected cell cultures revealed the presence of typical orthomyxovirus particles. The complete genome of RbtOV is comprised of eight linear segments of single-stranded, negative-sense RNA having highly conserved 5' and 3'-terminal nucleotide sequences...
January 11, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081271/beaver-colony-density-trends-on-the-chequamegon-nicolet-national-forest-1987-2013
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Christine A Ribic, Deahn M Donner, Albert J Beck, David J Rugg, Sue Reinecke, Dan Eklund
The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is a managed species in the United States. In northern Wisconsin, as part of the state-wide beaver management program, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest removes beavers from targeted trout streams on U.S. Forest Service lands. However, the success of this management program has not been evaluated. Targeted removals comprise only 3% of the annual beaver harvest, a level of effort that may not affect the beaver population. We used colony location data along Forest streams from 1987-2013 (Nicolet, northeast Wisconsin) and 1997-2013 (Chequamegon, northwest Wisconsin) to assess trends in beaver colony density on targeted trout streams compared to non-targeted streams...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081053/notes-from-the-field-occupational-lead-exposures-at-a-shipyard-douglas-county-wisconsin-2016
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Debora Weiss, Stephanie J Yendell, Luke A Baertlein, Krista Y Christensen, Carrie D Tomasallo, Paul D Creswell, Jenny L Camponeschi, Jon G Meiman, Henry A Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077120/altered-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-associated-with-cognitive-dysfunction-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-major-depressive-disorder-patients
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Manli Huang, Shaojia Lu, Liang Yu, Lingjiang Li, Peng Zhang, Jianbo Hu, Weihua Zhou, Shaohua Hu, Ning Wei, Jinwen Huang, Jian Weng, Yi Xu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that abnormities of both resting-state brain activity and cognitive dysfunction are frequently observed in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the underlying relationship between these two aspects is less investigated. In this context, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association between cognitive dysfunction and altered resting-state brain function in first-episode drug-naïve MDD patients. METHODS: Twenty-five drug-naïve MDD patients and twenty-six age-, sex-, and education-matched normal controls were recruited in this study...
January 11, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076359/environmental-factors-affecting-survival-of-immature-ixodes-scapularis-and-implications-for-geographical-distribution-of-lyme-disease-the-climate-behavior-hypothesis
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Howard S Ginsberg, Marisa Albert, Lixis Acevedo, Megan C Dyer, Isis M Arsnoe, Jean I Tsao, Thomas N Mather, Roger A LeBrun
Recent reports suggest that host-seeking nymphs in southern populations of Ixodes scapularis remain below the leaf litter surface, while northern nymphs seek hosts on leaves and twigs above the litter surface. This behavioral difference potentially results in decreased tick contact with humans in the south, and fewer cases of Lyme disease. We studied whether north-south differences in tick survival patterns might contribute to this phenomenon. Four month old larvae resulting from a cross between Wisconsin males and South Carolina females died faster under southern than under northern conditions in the lab, as has previously been reported for ticks from both northern and southern populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075494/geographic-access-to-dental-care-varies-in-missouri-and-wisconsin
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Kamyar Nasseh, Yochai Eisenberg, Marko Vujicic
OBJECTIVE: To examine geographic access to dental providers for the general population and children with public insurance in Missouri and Wisconsin. METHODS: Using a newly constructed dentist office database from the American Dental Association master file and other sources, we use the two-step floating area catchment area method to calculate population to provider ratios at the census block group level. These ratios are used to determine potential geographic dentist shortage areas...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075377/complex-messages-in-long-term-monitoring-of-regal-fritillary-speyeria-idalia-lepidoptera-nymphalidae-in-the-state-of-wisconsin-usa-1988-2015
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Ann B Swengel, Scott R Swengel
The regal fritillary ("regal") (Speyeria idalia) is endangered in Wisconsin, USA, and declining and at risk range-wide. During 1988-2015, we surveyed 24 known regal sites and >100 areas of potential habitat in Wisconsin. We recorded 9037 individuals in 742.7 km on the peak survey per year at occupied sites. At six sites surveyed over 5-25 years, we found regal fritillaries in only one year, mostly in the latter half of the study. The three populations in the state with more favorable trends than the median had a never-burned refugium and/or infrequent fire management...
January 10, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070965/the-consequences-of-avian-ocular-trauma-histopathological-evidence-and-implications-of-acute-and-chronic-disease
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Bret A Moore, Leandro B C Teixeira, William E Sponsel, Richard R Dubielzig
OBJECTIVE: To present a description and categorization of the histopathological lesions in avian ocular trauma. ANIMAL STUDIED: Seventy-five birds diagnosed with ocular trauma at to the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin. PROCEDURES: Histological slides were reviewed, and the type of trauma was classified by cause into either (i) blunt trauma or (ii) penetrating trauma and by duration into (i) acute or (ii) chronic. RESULTS: Blunt trauma was the most common source of trauma, and the most frequent lesions were observed in the retina (91%), with 71% of retinas having a tear or detachment and 46% of retinas showing chronic degenerative changes...
January 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070688/pharmacists-and-patients-feedback-on-empirically-designed-prescription-warning-labels-a-qualitative-study
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Olayinka O Shiyanbola, Paul D Smith, Yen-Ming Huang, Sonal Ghura Mansukhani
Background Recommendations call for the inclusion of both patient and provider input in the redesign of prescription labels. Pharmacist opinions on prescription warning labels are important because they are the health providers who would eventually distribute and explain the revised labels during medication counseling. They may be the first health provider to notice a patient's misunderstanding on how to safely use their prescription medications. Objectives To explore the perspectives of patients and pharmacists on five newly designed PWLs, and examine if there were similarities and differences between patients' and pharmacists' perspectives...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070302/are-life-history-events-of-a-northern-breeding-population-of-cooper-s-hawks-influenced-by-changing-climate
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Robert N Rosenfield, Madeline G Hardin, John Bielefeldt, Edward R Keyel
Numerous studies have demonstrated earlier timing of spring migration and egg-laying in small passerines, but documentation of such responses to recent climate change in the life histories of higher trophic feeding birds such as raptors is relatively scarce. Raptors may be particularly susceptible to possible adverse effects of climate change due to their longer generation turnover times and lower reproductive capacity, which could lead to population declines because of an inability to match reproductive timing with optimal brood rearing conditions...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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