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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324848/is-level-of-prematurity-a-risk-plasticity-factor-at-three-years-of-age
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Kristin Hadfield, Fearghal O'Brien, Aaron Gerow
Children born preterm have poorer outcomes than children born full-term, but the caregiving environment can ameliorate some of these differences. Recent research has proposed that preterm birth may be a plasticity factor, leading to better outcomes for preterm than full-term infants in higher quality environments. This analysis uses data from two waves of an Irish study of children (at 9 months and 3 years of age, n=11,134 children) and their caregivers (n=11,132 mothers, n=9998 fathers) to investigate differences in how caregiving affects social, cognitive, and motor skills between full-term, late preterm, and very preterm children...
March 18, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324753/error-augmentation-feedback-for-lateral-weight-shifting
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Kevin O'Brien, Charles R Crowell, James Schmiedeler
This study examines the effect of error augmentation of center of pressure (CoP) visual feedback on the performance of a lateral weight shifting task. Error augmentation emphasizes deviations from a standard CoP trajectory generated from existing data of over 2000 weight shifts collected with young, healthy subjects. Thirty-six subjects completed nine lateral weight shifting sessions, of which four were training sessions between each of the five testing sessions. Half of the subjects received error augmentation feedback during the training sessions, while the other half received the unaltered, control feedback...
March 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323825/association-between-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-the-brain-and-alzheimer-disease-neuropathology-and-cognitive-performance-a-nontargeted-metabolomic-study
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Stuart G Snowden, Amera A Ebshiana, Abdul Hye, Yang An, Olga Pletnikova, Richard O'Brien, John Troncoso, Cristina Legido-Quigley, Madhav Thambisetty
BACKGROUND: The metabolic basis of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology and expression of AD symptoms is poorly understood. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids have previously been linked to both protective and pathogenic effects in AD. However, to date little is known about how the abundance of these species is affected by differing levels of disease pathology in the brain. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed metabolic profiling on brain tissue samples from 43 individuals ranging in age from 57 to 95 y old who were stratified into three groups: AD (N = 14), controls (N = 14) and "asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease" (ASYMAD), i...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319582/trends-in-the-purchase-of-surgical-care-in-the-community-by-the-veterans-health-administration-va
#4
Amy K Rosen, William O'Brien, Qi Chen, Michael Shwartz, Kamal F M Itani, William Gunnar
BACKGROUND: The 2014 implementation of the Veterans Choice Program increased opportunities for Veterans to receive care in the community. Although surgical care is a Veterans Health Administration (VA) priority, little is known about the types of surgeries provided in the VA versus those referred to community care (CC), and whether Veterans are increasing their use of surgical care through CC with these additional opportunities. OBJECTIVES: To examine national trends across VA facilities in the frequencies and types of surgeries provided in the VA and through CC, and explore the association between facilities' purchase of care with rurality and surgical complexity designation...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319264/a-retrospective-study-of-the-effect-of-increasing-age-on-success-rates-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Yvonne M O'Brien, Michael Ryan, Fiona Martyn, Mary B Wingfield
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of increasing age on the outcome of assisted reproductive technology, particularly among women aged 40 years or older. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using prospectively collected data for all in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles among women aged 30-35 years or 40-44 years conducted at Merrion Fertility Clinic, Dublin, Ireland, between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014. The relationship between age and treatment outcome was assessed...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318605/achilles-tendon-moment-arm-length-is-smaller-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-than-in-typically-developing-children
#6
Barbara M Kalkman, Lynn Bar-On, Francesco Cenni, Constantinos N Maganaris, Alfie Bass, Gill Holmes, Kaat Desloovere, Gabor J Barton, Thomas D O'Brien
When studying muscle and whole-body function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), knowledge about both internal and external moment arms is essential since they determine the mechanical advantage of a muscle over an external force. Here we asked if Achilles tendon moment arm (MAAT) length is different in children with CP and age-matched typically developing (TD) children, and if MAAT can be predicted from anthropometric measurements. Sixteen children with CP (age: 10y 7m±3y, 7 hemiplegia, 12 diplegia, GMFCS level: I (11) and II (8)) and twenty TD children (age: 10y 6m±3y) participated in this case-control study...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318379/prevalence-and-distribution-of-pseudogymnoascus-destructans-in-michigan-bats-submitted-for-rabies-surveillance
#7
Samantha L Darling, Ailam Lim, Julie R Melotti, Daniel J O'Brien, Steven R Bolin
Since 2006, bat populations in North America have suffered devastating mortality from an emerging disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS). The causal agent of WNS is the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. In April 2014, WNS was discovered in little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus ) in Michigan, and has since been documented in 12 counties. Because current surveillance for WNS focuses primarily on mine-hibernating species in winter, it is subject geographic, species, and seasonal bias. To investigate species affected and potential associations of gender, seasonal life cycle, and region with P...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317512/alcohol-industry-sponsorship-of-university-student-sports-clubs-in-brazil
#8
Ilana Pinsky, Ana Regina Noto, Maria Carolina Botéquio de Moraes, Elaine Lucas Dos Santos, Robert Sparks, Kerry O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: The university sport environment represents an important target for alcohol industry marketing. This study investigated the nature of relationships between the alcohol industry and university student sports clubs (USSCs). METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with board members from 60 active USSCs in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Interviews were transcribed and subjected to content analysis using NVivo10. RESULTS: All invited USSCs participated in the study...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315844/cerebral-glucose-metabolism-and-cognition-in-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-s-disease-icicle-pd-study
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M J Firbank, A J Yarnall, R A Lawson, G W Duncan, T K Khoo, G S Petrides, J T O'Brien, R A Barker, R J Maxwell, D J Brooks, D J Burn
OBJECTIVE: To assess reductions of cerebral glucose metabolism in Parkinson's disease (PD) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET), and their associations with cognitive decline. METHODS: FDG-PET was performed on a cohort of 79 patients with newly diagnosed PD (mean disease duration 8 months) and 20 unrelated controls. PD participants were scanned while on their usual dopaminergic medication. Cognitive testing was performed at baseline, and after 18 months using the Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) and Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) computerised batteries, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
April 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315409/in-vivo-tau-pet-imaging-in-dementia-pathophysiology-radiotracer-quantification-and-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-findings
#10
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Benjamin Hall, Elijah Mak, Simon Cervenka, Franklin I Aigbirhio, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
In addition to the deposition of β-amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles composed of aggregated hyperphosphorylated tau are one of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Until now, our understanding about the natural history and topography of tau deposition has only been based on post-mortem and cerebrospinal fluid studies, and evidence continues to implicate tau as a central driver of downstream neurodegenerative processes and cognitive decline. Recently, it has become possible to assess the regional distribution and severity of tau burden in vivo with the development of novel radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging...
March 14, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315314/nicotine-promotes-cholangiocarcinoma-growth-in-xenograft-mice
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Allyson K Martínez, Kendal Jensen, Chad Hall, April O'Brien, Laurent Ehrlich, Tori White, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, John Greene, Francesca Bernuzzi, Pietro Invernizzi, David E Dostal, Terry Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Nicotine, the main addictive substance in tobacco, is known to play a role in the development and/or progression of a number of malignant tumors. However, nicotine's involvement in the pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma is controversial. Therefore, we studied the effects of nicotine on the growth of cholangiocarcinoma cells in vitro and the progression of cholangiocarcinoma in a mouse xenograft model. The predominant subunit responsible for nicotine-mediated proliferation in normal and cancer cells, the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR), was more highly expressed in human cholangiocarcinoma cell lines compared with normal human cholangiocytes...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314421/nasal-injuries-in-sports
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Alexander P Marston, Erin K O'Brien, Grant S Hamilton
Nasal trauma is a common consequence of athletic competition. The nasal bones are the most commonly fractured facial bone and are particularly at risk during sports participation. Acute management of trauma to the nose includes thorough evaluation of all injuries and may require immediate management for repair of facial lacerations, epistaxis control, or septal hematoma drainage. Nasal fractures can often be addressed with closed reduction techniques; however, in the setting of complex nasal trauma, an open approach may be indicated...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303370/comparison-of-graft-survival-following-penetrating-keratoplasty-and-descemet-s-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-eyes-with-a-glaucoma-drainage-device
#13
Shawn M Iverson, Oriel Spierer, George C Papachristou, William J Feuer, Wei Shi, David S Greenfield, Terrence P O'Brien
PURPOSE: To compare corneal graft survival rates after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) in patients with a glaucoma drainage device (GDD) or medically managed glaucoma. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on consecutive patients who underwent primary PK or primary DSEK. Inclusion criteria consisted of eyes with a diagnosis of glaucoma prior to corneal transplantation and a minimum of 6 months of follow-up...
March 16, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302755/in-remembrance-of-dr-jared-james-grantham-jasn-s-founding-editor-in-chief
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Karl A Nath, Bonnie O'Brien
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302748/smc5-6-is-required-for-the-formation-of-segregation-competent-bivalent-chromosomes-during-meiosis-i-in-mouse-oocytes
#15
Grace Hwang, Fengyun Sun, Marilyn O'Brien, John J Eppig, Mary Ann Handel, Philip W Jordan
SMC complexes include three major classes: cohesin, condensin, and SMC5/6. However, the localization pattern and genetic requirements for the SMC5/6 complex during mammalian oogenesis had not previously been examined. In mouse oocytes, the SMC5/6 complex is enriched at the pericentromeric heterochromatin, and also localizes along chromosome arms during meiosis. The infertility phenotypes of females with a Zp3-Cre-driven conditional knockout (cKO) of Smc5 demonstrated that maternally expressed SMC5 protein is essential for early embryogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300632/rifm-fragrance-ingredient-safety-assessment-isoamyl-propionate-cas-registry-number-105-68-0
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A M Api, D Belsito, D Botelho, D Browne, M Bruze, G A Burton, J Buschmann, P Calow, M L Dagli, M Date, W Dekant, C Deodhar, A D Fryer, K Joshi, S La Cava, A Lapczynski, D C Liebler, D O'Brien, R Parakhia, A Patel, T M Penning, G Ritacco, J Romine, D Salvito, T W Schultz, I G Sipes, Y Thakkar, S Tsang, J Wahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300631/rifm-fragrance-ingredient-safety-assessment-6-acetyl-1-1-2-4-4-7-hexamethyltetraline-cas-registry-number-21145-77-7
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A M Api, D Belsito, D Botelho, M Bruze, G A Burton, J Buschmann, P Calow, M L Dagli, W Dekant, A D Fryer, S La Cava, A Lapczynski, D C Liebler, D O'brien, R Parakhia, A Patel, T M Penning, G Ritacco, J Romine, D Salvito, T W Schultz, J Shen, I G Sipes, J Wahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300157/environment-induced-changes-in-selective-constraints-on-social-learning-during-the-peopling-of-the-americas
#18
Briggs Buchanan, Anne Chao, Chun-Huo Chiu, Robert K Colwell, Michael J O'Brien, Angelia Werner, Metin I Eren
The weaponry technology associated with Clovis and related Early Paleoindians represents the earliest well-defined evidence of humans in Pleistocene North America. We assess the technological diversity of these fluted stone points found at archaeological sites in the western and eastern halves of North America by employing statistical tools used in the quantification of ecological biodiversity. Our results demonstrate that the earliest hunters in the environmentally heterogeneous East used a more diverse set of points than those in the environmentally homogenous West...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298664/the-impact-of-roller-pump-vs-centrifugal-pump-on-homologous-blood-transfusion-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#19
Bharat Datt, Moui B Nguyen, Gary Plancher, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael O'Brien, Alicia Kube, Hamish M Munro, Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli
Centrifugal pumps are considered to be less destructive to blood elements (1) when compared to roller pumps. However, their large prime volumes render them unsuitable as arterial pumps in heart lung machine (HLM) circuitry for children. In November of 2014, the circuit at Arnold Palmer Hospital, a Biomedicus BP-50 with kinetic assist venous drainage (KAVD) and 1/4″ tubing was converted to a roller pump in the arterial position with gravity drainage. Vacuum-assisted venous drainage (VAVD) was mounted on the HLM as a backup, but not used...
March 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298149/methotrexate-induced-mitochondrial-injury-and-cytochrome-c-release-in-rat-liver-hepatocytes
#20
Abdullah Al Maruf, Peter J O'Brien, Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Rozhina Fathian, Ahmad Salimi, Jalal Pourahmad
Methotrexate (MTX) is a folic acid antagonist that is widely used to treat a variety of diseases. One of the most serious side effects of MTX therapy is hepatotoxicity. The potential molecular cytotoxic mechanisms of MTX toward isolated rat hepatocytes were investigated using Accelerated Cytotoxicity Mechanism Screening (ACMS) techniques. A concentration and time dependent increase in cytotoxicity and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and a decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were observed with MTX...
March 16, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
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