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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726767/fat-taste-sensitivity-is-associated-with-short-term-and-habitual-fat-intake
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Andrew Costanzo, Liliana Orellana, Caryl Nowson, Konsta Duesing, Russell Keast
Evidence suggests individuals less sensitive to fat taste (high fat taste thresholds (FTT)) may be overweight or obese and consume greater amounts of dietary fat than more sensitive individuals. The aims of this study were to assess associations between FTT, anthropometric measurements, fat intake, and liking of fatty foods. FTT was assessed in 69 Australian females (mean age 41.3 (15.6) (SD) years and mean body mass index 26.3 (5.7) kg/m²) by a 3-alternate forced choice methodology and transformed to an ordinal scale (FT rank)...
July 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711817/selection-and-application-of-familiar-and-novel-tools-in-patients-with-left-and-right-hemispheric-stroke-psychometrics-and-normative-data
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Ilka Buchmann, Jennifer Randerath
Frequently left brain damage (LBD) leads to limb apraxia, a disorder that can affect tool-use. Despite its impact on daily life, classical tests examining the pantomime of tool-use and imitation of gestures are seldom applied in clinical practice. The study's aim was to present a diagnostic approach which appears more strongly related to actions in daily life in order to sensitize applicants and patients about the relevance of the disorder before patients are discharged. Two tests were introduced that evaluate actual tool selection and tool-object-application: the Novel Tools (NTT) and the Familiar Tools (FTT) Test (parts of the DILA-S: Diagnostic Instrument for Limb Apraxia - Short Version)...
June 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687692/diencephalic-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-failure-to-thrive
#3
Mustafa Tosur, Anca Tomsa, David L Paul
Timely diagnosis of diencephalic syndrome is not often the case for patients presenting with failure to thrive (FTT) because of its rarity and lack of specific symptoms. Herein, we report two cases of diencephalic syndrome (2-year-old girl and 10-month-old boy) presenting with severe emaciation. Both patients had histories of poor weight gain for months despite having good appetites prior to diagnosis. Initial work-up did not reveal the diagnosis. Horizontal nystagmus was noted in both patients: by a neurologist in the first patient and by a family member in the second patient...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673755/psychomotor-assessment-as-a-tool-to-differentiate-schizophrenia-from-other-psychotic-disorders
#4
S Janssens, H Moens, V Coppens, F Vandendriessche, W Hulstijn, B Sabbe, M Morrens
GOAL: The aim of this study is to assess to what extent psychomotor assessment can aid the clinician in differentiating between schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. METHODS: Enrolled subjects were recent in remission patients (n=304), who all met DSM-IV (APA, 2013) criteria for either schizophrenia (Sz; n=117), schizoaffective disorder (SaD; n=36), psychotic disorder not otherwise specified (P-NOS) (n=86), substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder (SIPD; n=33) or major depressive disorder with psychotic features (MDD-p; n=32)...
June 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653085/assessment-of-the-validity-and-reproducibility-of-a-novel-standardized-test-meal-for-the-study-of-postprandial-triacylglycerol-concentrations
#5
Nikolaos Tentolouris, Panagiotis T Kanellos, Evangelia Siami, Elpida Athanasopoulou, Nikolaos Chaviaras, Genovefa Kolovou, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Katsilambros
Lipotest(®) is a standardized fat-rich meal designed for use as a test meal during a fat tolerance test (FTT) for the study of postprandial triacylglycerol (TAG) concentrations. Herein we examined the precision and reproducibility of examination using Lipotest(®) on postprandial TAG levels. A total of 26 healthy consenting subjects were examined twice after 8-10 h fasting with an interval of approximately 1 week apart. Blood samples were collected at baseline and 1, 2, 3, and 4 h after consumption of the test meal for measurement of plasma total TAG levels...
June 26, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572090/gdf15-is-a-heart-derived-hormone-that-regulates-body-growth
#6
Ting Wang, Jian Liu, Caitlin McDonald, Katherine Lupino, Xiandun Zhai, Benjamin J Wilkins, Hakon Hakonarson, Liming Pei
The endocrine system is crucial for maintaining whole-body homeostasis. Little is known regarding endocrine hormones secreted by the heart other than atrial/brain natriuretic peptides discovered over 30 years ago. Here, we identify growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) as a heart-derived hormone that regulates body growth. We show that pediatric heart disease induces GDF15 synthesis and secretion by cardiomyocytes. Circulating GDF15 in turn acts on the liver to inhibit growth hormone (GH) signaling and body growth...
June 1, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566124/melatonin-for-prevention-of-erythema-and-oxidative-stress-in-response-to-ultraviolet-radiation
#7
Cecilie Scheuer
Skin damage induced by UVR is an escalating problem in dermatology, and increasing incidence of skin cancer, especially for non-melanoma skin cancer, has been reported worldwide. UVR from sun exposure and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is known to be a pivotal factor in the aetiology of skin cancer. The pineal hormone melatonin is recognized as the most potent endogenous antioxidant. Melatonin conducts its antioxidant effects acting directly as a radical scavenger and indirectly by up regulation of antioxidant enzymes...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536044/free-tissue-transfer-for-necrotizing-fasciitis-reconstruction-a-case-series
#8
Justin Peter Gawaziuk, Tianyi Liu, Leif Sigurdson, Edward Buchel, Thomas Edward Jo Hayakawa, Sarah Shiga, Sarvesh Logsetty
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infection requiring extensive debridement that may necessitate amputation. Free tissue transfer (FTT) is an option for reconstruction in difficult cases. Currently, only case reports have described FTT in the setting of NF, and comprehensive evidence on flap outcomes is lacking. The present study characterizes outcomes in patients with FTT following NF. METHODS: All patients admitted with NF between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011 to our level 1 burns/trauma referral center were retrospectively reviewed...
May 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390595/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-a-5-month-old-with-tonsillar-hypertrophy-secondary-to-congenital-neutropenia-case-report-and-literature-review
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O G Ahmed, E M Lambert
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) is the primary surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy (TAH). We present the case of a 5-month old male with congenital neutropenia who developed severe TAH during treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). He had severe OSA, decreased oral intake, and failure to thrive (FTT) which all improved after undergoing a successful intracapsular T&A. We describe a successful procedure to help alleviate symptoms of OSA and FTT in this young infant with congenital neutropenia who developed TAH during treatment with G-CSF...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372827/expansion-and-retention-of-pulmonary-cd4-t-cells-after-prime-boost-vaccination-correlates-with-improved-longevity-and-strength-of-immunity-against-tularemia
#10
Lydia M Roberts, Tara D Wehrly, Deborah D Crane, Catharine M Bosio
Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis strain SchuS4 (Ftt) is a highly virulent intracellular bacterium. Inhalation of 10 or fewer organisms results in an acute and potentially lethal disease called pneumonic tularemia. Ftt infections occur naturally in the U.S. and Ftt was developed as a bioweapon. Thus, there is a need for vaccines that protect against this deadly pathogen. Although a live vaccine strain of Francisella tularensis (LVS) exists, LVS fails to generate long-lived protective immunity against modest challenge doses of Ftt...
March 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350283/testing-fine-motor-coordination-via-telehealth-effects-of-video-characteristics-on-reliability-and-validity
#11
Helen M Hoenig, Kristopher Amis, Carol Edmonds, Michelle S Morgan, Lawrence Landerman, Kevin Caves
Background There is limited research about the effects of video quality on the accuracy of assessments of physical function. Methods A repeated measures study design was used to assess reliability and validity of the finger-nose test (FNT) and the finger-tapping test (FTT) carried out with 50 veterans who had impairment in gross and/or fine motor coordination. Videos were scored by expert raters under eight differing conditions, including in-person, high definition video with slow motion review and standard speed videos with varying bit rates and frame rates...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334676/manual-motor-speed-dysfunction-as-a-neurocognitive-endophenotype-in-euthymic-bipolar-disorder-patients-and-their-healthy-relatives-evidence-from-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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P Correa-Ghisays, V Balanzá-Martínez, G Selva-Vera, J Vila-Francés, E Soria-Olivas, J Vivas-Lalinde, C San Martín, A M Borrás, R Ayesa-Arriola, J Sanchez-Moreno, J Sánchez-Ort, B Crespo-Facorro, E Vieta, R Tabarés-Seisdedos
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined Manual Motor Speed (MMS) in bipolar disorder (BD). The aim of this longitudinal, family study was to explore whether dysfunctional MMS represents a neurocognitive endophenotype of BD. METHODS: A sample of 291 subjects, including 131 BD patients, 77 healthy first-degree relatives (BD-Rel), and 83 genetically-unrelated healthy controls (HC), was assessed with the Finger-Tapping Test (FTT) on three occasions over a 5-year period...
June 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267121/current-techniques-for-postoperative-monitoring-of-microvascular-free-flaps
#13
Nasir Khatri, Shuhao Zhang, Santosh S Kale
Free tissue transfer (FTT) is used in patients with complicated reconstructive needs; it can provide stable wound coverage, improved aesthetic appearance, and restore functional deficits. Despite the high success rates of free flaps, vascular occlusion is a significant risk leading to flap failure. Many studies have demonstrated that the salvage rate for flaps is inversely related to the time between onset of a vascular problem and its surgical correction. As a result, ongoing postoperative monitoring of free flaps for adequate perfusion is imperative to allow timely and accurate diagnosis of vascular compromise...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260914/helicobacter-pylori-infection-is-not-associated-with-failure-to-thrive-a-case-control-study
#14
Nan-Chang Chiu, Chien-Yu Lin, Hsin Chi, Chun-Yan Yeung, Wei-Hsin Ting, Wai-Tao Chan, Chuen-Bin Jiang, Sung-Tse Li, Chao-Hsu Lin, Hung-Chang Lee
PURPOSE: The long-term impact of Helicobacter pylori infection is complex, and concerns about the need for eradication exist. We conducted this case control study to investigate the association between H. pylori infection and failure to thrive (FTT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2011, 53 children with FTT group and matched children with the same sex and age and similar socioeconomic status without FTT (control group) were enrolled. A questionnaire was administered to the parents/guardian, and a (13)C-urea breath test was performed to detect H...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208841/assessment-of-correlation-between-sweat-chloride-levels-and-clinical-features-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#15
Manzoor A Raina, Mosin S Khan, Showkat A Malik, Ab Hameed Raina, Mudassir J Makhdoomi, Javed I Bhat, Syed Mudassar
INTRODUCTION: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder and the incidence of this disease is undermined in Northern India. The distinguishable salty character of the sweat belonging to individuals suffering from CF makes sweat chloride estimation essential for diagnosis of CF disease. AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to elucidate the relationship of sweat chloride levels with clinical features and pattern of CF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 182 patients, with clinical features of CF were included in this study for quantitative measurement of sweat chloride...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163506/related-factors-and-predictors-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-in-nigeria
#16
Lukman Femi Owolabi, Aliyu Abdu, Aliyu Ibrahim, Desola Shakirah Owolabi, Aisha Nalado, Adamu Bappa, Aminu Abdullahi Taura
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest a high frequency of cognitive impairment (CI) in persons with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, factors associated with CI and predictors of CI in persons with CKD remain largely unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with CI and predictors of CI in CKD patients on maintenance hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The first stage of the study included recruitment of 100 apparently healthy participants aimed at determining the reference values...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152538/two-cases-of-mistaken-polyuria-and-nephrocalcinosis-in-infants-with-glucose-galactose-malabsorption-a-possible-role-of-1-25-oh-2d3%C3%A2
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Melissa Fiscaletti, Marie-Jeanne Lebel, Nathalie Alos, Geneviève Benoit, Prévost Jantchou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glucose-galactose malabsorption (GGM) is a rare and potentially fatal disorder. The autosomal recessive mutation of the SGLT1 gene interferes with the active glucose transport in the gut resulting in osmotic diarrhea and failure to thrive (FTT). Two nonrelated infants with GGM are presented as well as a novel mutation in SGLT1. CASE PRESENTATION: The first case consulted for FTT and presented with hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria. His mother had self-medicated with high doses of vitamin D...
2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131687/clinical-and-structural-outcome-22-years-after-acromioplasty-without-tendon-repair-in-patients-with-subacromial-pain-and-cuff-tears
#18
Mats C Ranebo, Hanna C Björnsson Hallgren, Rolf Norlin, Lars E Adolfsson
BACKGROUND: Long-term results regarding tear progression, arthropathy, and clinical scores of unrepaired rotator cuff tears are largely unknown. This study investigated whether the condition of the glenohumeral joint and rotator cuff had deteriorated at a minimum of 20 years after an acromioplasty without cuff repair and assessed the clinical results. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of a consecutive series of patients treated between 1989 and 1993 with acromioplasty without cuff repair due to subacromial pain and cuff tear...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118040/parp-1-expression-quantified-by-18-f-fluorthanatrace-a-biomarker-of-response-to-parp-inhibition-adjuvant-to-radiation-therapy
#19
Samuel Sander Effron, Mehran Makvandi, Lilie Lin, Kuiying Xu, Shihong Li, Hsiaoju Lee, Catherine Hou, Daniel A Pryma, Cameron Koch, Robert H Mach
INTRODUCTION: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) is the major target of clinical PARP inhibitors and is a potential predictive biomarker for response to therapy. Due to the limited success of PARP inhibitors as monotherapy, investigators have shifted the clinical role of PARP inhibitors to the adjuvant setting. In this study, we evaluate the radiotracer [(18)F]FluorThanatrace ([(18)F]FTT) as a marker of PARP expression in vitro and the associated biological implications of PARP-1 expression in PARP inhibitor treatment adjuvant to radiation therapy...
February 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061519/does-a-standalone-cancer-center-improve-head-and-neck-microsurgical-outcomes
#20
Matthew L Tamplen, Jesse Tamplen, Vanessa Torrecillas, Rahul Seth, Santo Ricceri, Shirin Hemmat, Chase Heaton, William R Ryan, P Daniel Knott
Objectives To evaluate the role of hospital setting (standalone cancer center vs. large multidisciplinary hospital) on free tissue transfer (FTT) outcomes for head and neck reconstruction. Methods Medical records were reviewed of 180 consecutive patients undergoing FTT for head and neck reconstruction. Operations occurred at either a standalone academic cancer center (n = 101) or a large multidisciplinary academic medical center (n = 79) by the same surgeons. Patient outcomes, operative comparisons, and hospital costs were compared between the hospital settings...
May 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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