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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526620/evidence-for-cortical-structural-plasticity-in-humans-after-a-day-of-waking-and-sleep-deprivation
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Torbjørn Elvsåshagen, Nathalia Zak, Linn B Norbom, Per Ø Pedersen, Sophia H Quraishi, Atle Bjørnerud, Dag Alnæs, Nhat Trung Doan, Ulrik F Malt, Inge R Groote, Lars T Westlye
Sleep is an evolutionarily conserved process required for human health and functioning. Insufficient sleep causes impairments across cognitive domains, and sleep deprivation can have rapid antidepressive effects in mood disorders. However, the neurobiological effects of waking and sleep are not well understood. Recently, animal studies indicated that waking and sleep are associated with substantial cortical structural plasticity. Here, we hypothesized that structural plasticity can be observed after a day of waking and sleep deprivation in the human cerebral cortex...
May 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525993/translation-and-validation-of-the-finnish-version-of-index-of-dental-anxiety-and-fear-idaf-4c-%C3%A2-among-dental-students
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Mimmi Tolvanen, Katri Puijola, Jason M Armfield, Satu Lahti
BACKGROUND: Dental fear accounts for 41% of the non-habitual dental attendance such as visiting only when in pain among adult Finns. Dentists should be able to recognize patients in risk for irregular attendance due to dental fear and measure their fear with valid and reliable instrument that capture the multidimensionality of dental fear. The study's aim was to translate the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (IDAF-4C+) into Finnish and test its reliability and validity. METHODS: The study population consisted of dental students in a Finnish university (n = 202)...
May 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521815/proportion-of-cancer-in-a-middle-eastern-country-attributable-to-established-risk-factors
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Maya A Charafeddine, Sara H Olson, Deborah Mukherji, Sally N Temraz, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Ali I Shamseddine
BACKGROUND: Providing an estimate of the percentage of cancer in Lebanon by 2018 that is due to the exposure to risk factors in 2008. Factors include: smoking, body mass index (BMI), physical inactivity, dietary factors, alcohol consumption, infections, and air pollution in adults. METHOD: Population Attributable Fraction (PAF) was calculated using the proportion of the population exposed and relative risks for each risk factor from meta-analyses. The PAF estimates the proportion of cases in which exposure may have played a causal role...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521624/early-life-socioeconomic-status-and-adult-physiological-functioning-a-life-course-examination-of-biosocial-mechanisms
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Yang Claire Yang, Karen Gerken, Kristen Schorpp, Courtney Boen, Kathleen Mullan Harris
A growing literature has demonstrated a link between early-life socioeconomic conditions and adult health at a singular point in life. No research exists, however, that specifies the life course patterns of socioeconomic status (SES) in relation to the underlying biological processes that determine health. Using an innovative life course research design consisting of four nationally representative longitudinal datasets that collectively cover the human life span from early adolescence to old age (Add Health, MIDUS, NSHAP, and HRS), we address this scientific gap and assess how SES pathways from childhood into adulthood are associated with biophysiological outcomes in different adult life stages...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511896/-changes-in-the-prevalence-of-statin-use-in-germany-findings-from-national-health-interview-and-examination-surveys-1997-1999-and-2008-2011
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Hildtraud C Knopf, Markus A Busch, Yong Du, Julia Truthmann, Anja Schienkiewitz, Christa Scheidt-Nave
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based guideline recommendations on lipid lowering drug treatment, in particular statin treatment, play an essential role in the management of dyslipidemias and in the prevention of cardiovascular disease events. In Germany, statutory health insurance data provide information on time trends in the prescription of lipid lowering drugs. However, population-based data regarding changes in user prevalence according to socio-demographic and health-related characteristics are lacking...
May 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508107/memantine-add-on-to-antipsychotic-treatment-for-residual-negative-and-cognitive-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis
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Taro Kishi, Yuki Matsuda, Nakao Iwata
RATIONALE: We examined whether memantine add-on to antipsychotic treatment is beneficial in schizophrenia treatment. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to achieve stronger evidence on the efficacy and safety of memantine add-on for treating schizophrenia. METHODS: We analyzed double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of memantine add-on treatment in schizophrenia patients receiving antipsychotics. The primary outcomes were amelioration of negative symptoms and all-cause discontinuation...
May 15, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505341/association-of-changes-in-neighborhood-level-racial-residential-segregation-with-changes-in-blood-pressure-among-black-adults-the-cardia-study
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Kiarri N Kershaw, Whitney R Robinson, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Margaret T Hicken, David C Goff, Mercedes R Carnethon, Catarina I Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Ana V Diez Roux
Importance: Despite cross-sectional evidence linking racial residential segregation to hypertension prevalence among non-Hispanic blacks, it remains unclear how changes in exposure to neighborhood segregation may be associated with changes in blood pressure. Objective: To examine the association of changes in neighborhood-level racial residential segregation with changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure over a 25-year period. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational study examined longitudinal data of 2280 black participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a prospective investigation of adults aged 18 to 30 years who underwent baseline examinations in field centers in 4 US locations from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986, and then were re-examined for the next 25 years...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504497/liver-disease-and-dyslipidemia-as-a-manifestation-of-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-lal-d-clinical-and-diagnostic-aspects-and-a-new-treatment-an-update
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Luisa Bay, Cristina Canero Velasco, Mirta Ciocca, Andrea Cotti, Miriam Cuarterolo, Alejandro Fainboim, Eduardo Fassio, Marcela Galoppo, Federico Pinero, Paula Rozenfeld
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is still a little recognized genetic disease with significant morbidity and mortality in children and adults. This document provides guidance on when to suspect LAL-D and how to diagnose it. It is recommended to add lysosomal acid lipase deficiency to the List of differential diagnoses of sepsis, oncological diseases, storage diseases, persistent diarrhea, chronic malnutrition, and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. It should also be considered in young patients with dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis as well as diseases associated with fatty liver and/or hepatomegaly...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503934/score-disparity-between-the-mmse-and-the-slums
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Ann B Yoelin, Nathan W Saunders
BACKGROUND: Multiple brief cognitive instruments are available to assess cognitive impairment in older adults. However, not all instruments demonstrate the same effectiveness when utilized with higher educated adults. This study evaluates the score disparity between the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the St. Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination across the education spectrum. It was hypothesized that individuals with more years of formal education would produce higher scores on both the MMSE and SLUMS...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503792/synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-an-acute-psychiatric-inpatient-unit
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Richard Vincent Clancy, Robert Charles Hodgson, Arvind Kendurkar, Margarett Ann Terry, Lawrence Dadd, Donna Maria Clancy, Karen Ryan, Maria Hatzistylis, Benjamin Graham Tinman
In the present study, we explored the prevalence of new psychoactive substance use by people admitted into an Australian acute public mental health facility specializing in comorbid mental health and substance use. These substances have since been banned from retail outlets, but the pattern of uptake and reasons people use them is informative in terms of motivations and the management of substance use more generally. A cross-sectional study to explore the use of synthetic cannabis by people admitted to an acute adult mental health unit was undertaken...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499654/hybrid-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-using-avalon-elite-double-lumen-cannula-ensures-adequate-heart-brain-oxygen-supply
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Ju Zhao, Dongfang Wang, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Jingkun Wang, Po-Lin Hsu, Matthew Bacchetta, Joseph B Zwischenberger
BACKGROUND: Differential hypoxia exists in peripheral venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients with compromised lungs, causing hypoxic damage to heart or brain. We proposed an Avalon Elite (Maquet, Rastatt, Germany) double lumen cannula-based hybrid ECMO to add a venovenous (VV) blood flow into the pulmonary circulation onto the existing VA ECMO circuit to increase oxygen saturation in the left ventricle and ascending aorta, mitigating heart/brain hypoxia...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499258/trajectories-of-positive-alcohol-expectancies-and-drinking-an-examination-of-young-adults-in-the-us-and-sweden
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Kevin S Montes, Katie Witkiewitz, Claes Andersson, Nicole Fossos-Wong, Timothy Pace, Mats Berglund, Mary E Larimer
Positive alcohol expectancies and alcohol use tend to increase from adolescence to young adulthood, yet little is known about the associations between these constructs across cultures. The current study adds to the extant literature by examining the growth trajectories of positive alcohol expectancies and drinking behavior among United States (US) and Swedish participants during a critical period where significant change in these outcomes may be expected to occur. A total of 870 (US, N=362; Sweden, N=508) high school seniors completed baseline, 6-month, and 12-month assessments of alcohol expectancies and drinking (i...
May 3, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498405/application-of-metabolomics-focus-on-the-quantification-of-organic-acids-in-healthy-adults
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Dimitris Tsoukalas, Athanasios Alegakis, Persefoni Fragkiadaki, Evangelos Papakonstantinou, Dragana Nikitovic, Aikaterini Karataraki, Alexander E Nosyrev, Emmanouel G Papadakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Nikolaos Drakoulis, Aristides M Tsatsakis
Metabolomics, a 'budding' discipline, may accurately reflect a specific phenotype which is sensitive to genetic and epigenetic interactions. This rapidly evolving field in science has been proposed as a tool for the evaluation of the effects of epigenetic factors, such as nutrition, environment, drug and lifestyle on phenotype. Urine, being sterile, is easy to obtain and as it contains metabolized or non‑metabolized products, is a favored study material in the field of metabolomics. Urine organic acids (OAs) reflect the activity of main metabolic pathways and have been used to assess health status, nutritional status, vitamin deficiencies and response to xenobiotics...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496310/patient-satisfaction-with-fixed-combination-bimatoprost-timolol-ophthalmic-solution-a-survey-study-in-patients-with-glaucoma-in-china
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Xinghuai Sun, Mingkai Lin, Xuanchu Duan, Chun Zhang, Jian Ming
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to treatment is a problem in glaucoma, and patient dissatisfaction with topical glaucoma medication is a barrier to adherence. The objective of this study was to evaluate glaucoma patients' satisfaction with fixed-combination bimatoprost/timolol ophthalmic solution (BTFC). METHODS: This observational, multicenter study was conducted in China in adults with glaucoma treated with BTFC for 1-3 months. Five hundred patients answered a questionnaire concerning their demographic characteristics, history of glaucoma and topical glaucoma treatment, and use of BTFC...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494802/reducing-depressive-symptomatology-with-a-smartphone-app-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Cezar Giosan, Oana Cobeanu, Cristina Mogoaşe, Aurora Szentagotai, Vlad Mureşan, Rareș Boian
BACKGROUND: Depression has become one of the leading contributors to the global disease burden. Evidence-based treatments for depression are available, but access to them is still limited in some instances. As technology has become more integrated into mental health care, computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols have become available and have been recently transposed to mobile environments (e.g., smartphones) in the form of "apps." Preliminary research on some depression apps has shown promising results in reducing subthreshold or mild to moderate depressive symptoms...
May 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490557/the-effect-of-empagliflozin-on-oxidative-nucleic-acid-modifications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Emil List Larsen, Vanja Cejvanovic, Laura Kofoed Kjær, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip Krag Knop, Jørgen Rungby, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although glycaemic control reduces microvascular complications, the effect of intensive treatment strategies or individual drugs on macrovascular diseases is still debated. RNA oxidation is associated with increased mortality in patients with T2D. Inspired by animal studies showing effect of a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor (empagliflozin) on oxidative stress and a recent trial evaluating empagliflozin that demonstrated improved cardiovascular outcomes in patients with T2D at high risk of cardiovascular events, we hypothesise that empagliflozin lowers oxidative stress...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488990/patient-and-practitioner-perspectives-on-culturally-centered-integrated-care-to-address-health-disparities-in-primary-care
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Glenda Wrenn, Fatima Kasiah, Allyson Belton, Sheena Dorvil, Kristin Roberts, Brian Mcgregor, Kisha Holden
INTRODUCTION: Addressing the multifaceted health and mental health needs of ethnically and culturally diverse individuals is a challenge within the current health care system. Integrated care provides a promising approach to improve mental health treatment-seeking disparities; however, adaptation of care models to impact African Americans is lacking. Although resources to support engagement of diverse populations in depression care exist, little has been developed to tailor patient preferences in accessing and engaging mental health services that are integrated into primary care...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488329/phosphodiesterase-1b-deletion-confers-depression-like-behavioral-resistance-separate-from-stress-related-effects-in-mice
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Jillian R Hufgard, Michael T Williams, Charles V Vorhees
Phosphodiesterase-1b (Pde1b) is highly expressed in striatum, dentate gyrus, CA3, and substantia nigra. In a new Floxed Pde1b x Cre(CMV) global knock-out (KO) mouse model we show an immobility resistance phenotype that recapitulates that found in constitutive Pde1b KO mice. We use this new mouse model to show that the resistance to acute stress-induced depression-like phenotype is not the product of changes in locomotor activity or reactivity to other stressors (learned helplessness, novelty suppressed feeding, or dexamethasone suppression), and is not associated with anhedonia using the sucrose preference test...
May 10, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486896/the-effect-of-rapid-response-system-revision-on-standard-and-specific-intensive-care-unit-outcomes-in-a-regional-hospital
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K Joshi, V Campbell, M Landy, C M Anstey, R Gooch
Hospital systems for the recognition (afferent limb) and management (efferent limb) of deteriorating patients, or Rapid Response Systems (RRSs), are being mandated worldwide, in spite of conflicting evidence regarding their efficacy. We have evaluated the impact of an Adult Deterioration Detection System (Q-ADDS)-based RRS specifically on illness severity at intensive care unit (ICU) admission and ICU length of stay (LOS), as well as previously studied endpoints. We undertook a retrospective, single-centre observational study comparing equivalent 18-month periods before the Q-ADDS-based RRS, and after implementation...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485491/in-vitro-model-to-study-the-effects-of-matrix-stiffening-on-ca-2-handling-and-myofilament-function-in-isolated-adult-rat-cardiomyocytes
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Elza D van Deel, Aref Najafi, Dulce Fontoura, Erik Valent, Max Goebel, Kim Kardux, Inês Falcão-Pires, Jolanda van der Velden
Extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffening is a key element of cardiac disease. Increased rigidity of the ECM passively inhibits cardiac contraction, but if and how matrix stiffening also actively alters cardiomyocyte contractility is incompletely understood. In vitro models designed to study cardiomyocyte-matrix interaction lack the possibility to separate passive inhibition by a stiff matrix from active matrix-induced alterations of cardiomyocyte properties. Here we introduce a novel experimental model that allows exploration of cardiomyocyte functional alterations in response to matrix stiffening...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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