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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453049/one-step-conversion-of-agro-wastes-to-nanoporous-carbons-role-in-separation-of-greenhouse-gases
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Dipendu Saha, Bryan Taylor, Nicole Alexander, Daniel F Joyce, Gabriela I Faux, Yiting Lin, Vladimir Shteyn, Gerassimos Orkoulas
Highly microporous carbons have been synthesized from four types of agro-wastes of lignin, walnut shells, orange peels and apricot seeds by one-step carbonization/activation with potassium hydroxide (KOH) in varying ratios. The resultant carbons demonstrated BET specific surface areas of 727-2254 m 2 /g, and total pore volumes 0.34-1.14 cm 3 /g. These are higher than the majority of agro-waste derived carbons reported in the literature. For all the carbons, CO 2 adsorption at 298 K was higher than SF 6 followed by N 2 suggesting a possible separation of CO 2 and SF 6 from N 2 ...
February 6, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439194/quality-of-life-is-poorer-for-patients-with-stroke-who-require-an-interpreter-an-observational-australian-registry-study
#2
Monique F Kilkenny, Natasha A Lannin, Craig S Anderson, Helen M Dewey, Joosup Kim, Karen Barclay-Moss, Chris Levi, Steven Faux, Kelvin Hill, Brenda Grabsch, Sandy Middleton, Amanda G Thrift, Rohan Grimley, Geoffrey Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In multicultural Australia, some patients with stroke cannot fully understand, or speak, English. Language barriers may reduce quality of care and consequent outcomes after stroke, yet little has been reported empirically. METHODS: An observational study of patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (2010-2015) captured from 45 hospitals participating in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. The use of interpreters in hospitals, which is routinely documented, was used as a proxy for severe language barriers...
February 9, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426262/the-relationship-between-theory-of-mind-and-insight-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#3
Rıza Gökçer Tulacı, Eylem Şahin Cankurtaran, Kadir Özdel, Nefise Öztürk, Erkan Kuru, İlker Özdemir
BACKGROUND: It is known that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients with poor insight display more severe neuropsychological impairments than other patients with OCD. There are limited studies of OCD and theory of mind (ToM). AIM: To investigate ToM skills in patients with OCD and the relationship between insight and ToM skills by comparing OCD patients with good and poor insight. METHODS: Eighty patients with OCD and 80 healthy controls completed the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis I disorders, the Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, the Beck Anxiety and Beck Depression Inventories, and the Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale...
February 9, 2018: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411353/group-education-and-multidisciplinary-management-for-chronic-headaches-among-adolescents-in-a-military-treatment-facility-a-retrospective-chart-review
#4
Andrew Ormond, Brian M Faux, Betty A Zickefoose, James Aden, Patricia E Kapunan, Timothy A Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of group education on the frequency of chronic headaches among adolescents. BACKGROUND: Chronic headaches are a common problem among adolescents with significant psychosocial morbidity. Brief education on lifestyle interventions to decrease headache frequency has established benefits among adult patients but is less proven among adolescents. METHODS: This study is a chart review examining our experience with a group education program for 155 adolescents, aged 12-17 years old, enrolled in the U...
February 7, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386279/prescription-of-antihypertensive-medication-at-discharge-influences-survival-following-stroke
#5
Nadine E Andrew, Joosup Kim, Amanda G Thrift, Monique F Kilkenny, Natasha A Lannin, Craig S Anderson, Geoffrey A Donnan, Kelvin Hill, Sandy Middleton, Christopher Levi, Steven Faux, Rohan Grimley, Nisal Gange, Richard Geraghty, Sharan Ermel, Dominique A Cadilhac
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death from cardiovascular disease between patients who were and were not prescribed antihypertensive medication following stroke or TIA. METHODS: This was a large cohort study using routinely collected prospective data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. Patients registered between 2009 and 2013 who were discharged to the community or rehabilitation were included. Cases were linked to the National Death Index to determine the date and cause of death...
January 31, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360051/assessing-advanced-theory-of-mind-and-alexithymia-in-patients-suffering-from-enduring-borderline-personality-disorder
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Agnieszka Pluta, Maria Kulesza, Piotr Grzegorzewski, Katarzyna Kucharska
Findings on the theory of mind (ToM) abilities in borderline personality disorder (BPD) have been inconsistent. Surprisingly, no studies have focused on the complex aspects of ToM while simultaneously measuring alexithymia as well as comorbid depressive and anxiety symptoms, therefore, our study aimed to fill this gap. 30 female patients with BPD and 38 healthy controls (HCs) completed the Faux Pas Test (FPT) and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20). The clinical and intellectual assessment comprised of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Axis II Disorders (SCID-II), the Borderline Personality Inventory (BPI), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale-Revised (CESD-R), and the Raven's Progressive Matrices (RPM)...
January 2, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322823/use-of-space-and-behavior-of-weaned-piglets-kept-in-enriched-two-level-housing-system
#7
Michaela Fels, Franziska Lüthje, Alice Faux-Nightingale, Nicole Kemper
In this study, the possibility of introducing an elevated platform to a piglet pen was explored as a way of increasing available space and creating functional areas. On the platform, nine different manipulable materials were offered. In four batches, 40 weaned piglets were kept for five weeks in the two-level pen. Video recordings were taken two days per week. In the afternoon, more piglets were on the platform than in the morning or at night (7.2 ± 0.1 vs. 4.9 ± 0.1 vs. 0.6 ± 0.1 piglets/5 minutes; p < ...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278266/regional-nerve-blockade-for-early-analgesic-management-of-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A Scurrah, C T Shiner, J A Stevens, S G Faux
Elderly patients with hip fracture experience high morbidity and mortality, and are often undertreated for pain. Acute pain management in the elderly is challenging, with physiological frailty, medical comorbidities and cognitive impairment commonly compounding pain assessment and treatment. Guidelines outlining current best practice for acute pain management in the elderly now exist, but evidence suggests that practice remains variable and there continues to be scope for improvement. We conducted a narrative review of the literature to examine the challenges of acute pain management in the elderly, and to evaluate evidence for the role of regional nerve blocks for acute pain associated with hip fracture in the elderly...
December 26, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273000/age-based-partitioning-of-individual-genomic-inbreeding-levels-in-belgian-blue-cattle
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Marina Solé, Ann-Stephan Gori, Pierre Faux, Amandine Bertrand, Frédéric Farnir, Mathieu Gautier, Tom Druet
BACKGROUND: Inbreeding coefficients can be estimated either from pedigree data or from genomic data, and with genomic data, they are either global or local (when the linkage map is used). Recently, we developed a new hidden Markov model (HMM) that estimates probabilities of homozygosity-by-descent (HBD) at each marker position and automatically partitions autozygosity in multiple age-related classes (based on the length of HBD segments). Our objectives were to: (1) characterize inbreeding with our model in an intensively selected population such as the Belgian Blue Beef (BBB) cattle breed; (2) compare the properties of the model at different marker densities; and (3) compare our model with other methods...
December 22, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235616/-social-cognition-in-parkinson-s-disease-dementia-and-behavioral-variant-of-frontotemporal-dementia
#10
M E Tabernero, F Musich, F C Cossini, D G Politis
AIM: To study the presence of alterations in social cognition in Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), to compare the levels of involvement, and to analyze their relevance as a tool to distinguish between both demential profile. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: For this purpose, 34 patients diagnosed with PDD, 21 men and 13 women, with an average age of 70 years and 8 years of education, and 26 patients diagnosed with bvFTD, 9 men and 17 women, with an average age of 68 years and 6 years of education, were assessed...
December 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209876/mentalization-deficit-in-bipolar-patients-during-an-acute-depressive-and-manic-episode-association-with-cognitive-functions
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Anna Bodnar, Janusz K Rybakowski
BACKGROUND: A number of studies in bipolar patients have shown a deficit in mentalization (theory of mind), one of the main aspects of social cognition. The aim of current study was to assess both cognitive and affective mentalization in well-defined groups of depressed and manic bipolar patients, compared to healthy control subjects, using a battery of tests measuring mentalization processes. The second aim was to investigate a possible relationship between cognitive and affective mentalization and cognitive functions in bipolar patients during a depressive and manic episode...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156426/theory-of-mind-and-schizophrenia-in-young-and-middle-aged-patients-influence-of-executive-functions
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Marta Croca, Aurèlie Lagodka, Remi Gadel, Marie Chantal Bourdel, Narjes Bendjemaa, Raphael Gaillard, Jean Pierre Olié, M Champagne-Lavau, Marie Odile Krebs, Isabelle Amado
Theory of Mind (ToM) is compromised in schizophrenia, and responsible for social disability. We aim to study the correlation between ToM deficits and Executive Functions (EF), using the Faux Pas Test (FPT) for ToM evaluation, Behavioral Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) for EF assessment. Two groups of patients with schizophrenia were included: 22 young (18-35 years-old) and 18 middle-aged (>50 years-old) Patients, compared to age-matched Controls. We found worst FPT performances in both groups of patients, but with a more generalized pattern of dysfunction in the middle-aged patient group...
November 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136634/treatment-and-outcomes-of-working-aged-adults-with-stroke-results-from-a-national-prospective-registry
#13
Natasha A Lannin, Craig S Anderson, Joosup Kim, Monique Kilkenny, Julie Bernhardt, Christopher Levi, Helen M Dewey, Christopher Bladin, Peter Hand, Helen Castley, Kelvin Hill, Steven Faux, Rohan Grimley, Brenda Grabsch, Sandy Middleton, Geoffrey Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac
BACKGROUND: Given the potential differences in etiology and impact, the treatment and outcome of younger patients (aged 18-64 years) require examination separately to older adults (aged ≥65 years) who experience acute stroke. METHODS: Data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (2010-2015) including demographic and clinical characteristics, provision of evidence-based therapies and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) post-stroke was used. Descriptive statistics and multilevel regression models were used for group comparisons...
November 14, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079657/torc1-and-torc2-converge-to-regulate-the-saga-co-activator-in-response-to-nutrient-availability
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Thomas Laboucarié, Dylane Detilleux, Ricard A Rodriguez-Mias, Céline Faux, Yves Romeo, Mirita Franz-Wachtel, Karsten Krug, Boris Maček, Judit Villén, Janni Petersen, Dominique Helmlinger
Gene expression regulation is essential for cells to adapt to changes in their environment. Co-activator complexes have well-established roles in transcriptional regulation, but less is known about how they sense and respond to signaling cues. We have previously shown that, in fission yeast, one such co-activator, the SAGA complex, controls gene expression and the switch from proliferation to differentiation in response to nutrient availability. Here, using a combination of genetic, biochemical, and proteomic approaches, we show that SAGA responds to nutrients through the differential phosphorylation of its Taf12 component, downstream of both the TORC1 and TORC2 pathways...
October 27, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953779/comparative-analysis-of-theory-of-mind-tests-in-first-episode-psychosis-patients
#15
Alexandra Morozova, Zhanna Garakh, Marie Bendova, Yuliya Zaytseva
The research is based on comparative analysis of 'Hinting Task', 'Faux Pas', and 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' tests sensitivity in detection of Theory of Mind deficits. The study included 20 subjects with schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders with the first episode of psychosis. Every subject performed the three proposed tests. It was shown that success rate of the three tests differed significantly. The non-verbal test 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' caused the most difficulties. The success rate percentage of this test performance correlated negatively with the severity of psychopathological symptoms evaluated according to the PANSS scale...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920569/high-functioning-autism-patients-share-similar-but-more-severe-impairments-in-verbal-theory-of-mind-than-schizophrenia-patients
#16
L N W Tin, S S Y Lui, K K Y Ho, K S Y Hung, Y Wang, H K H Yeung, T Y Wong, S M Lam, R C K Chan, E F C Cheung
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that autism and schizophrenia share similarities in genetic, neuropsychological and behavioural aspects. Although both disorders are associated with theory of mind (ToM) impairments, a few studies have directly compared ToM between autism patients and schizophrenia patients. This study aimed to investigate to what extent high-functioning autism patients and schizophrenia patients share and differ in ToM performance. METHODS: Thirty high-functioning autism patients, 30 schizophrenia patients and 30 healthy individuals were recruited...
September 18, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885057/plasticity-in-older-adults-theory-of-mind-performance-the-impact-of-motivation
#17
Xin Zhang, Serena Lecce, Irene Ceccato, Elena Cavallini, Linfang Zhang, Tianyong Chen
OBJECTIVE: Recently, motivation has been found to attenuate the age-related decline in Theory of Mind (ToM) performance (i.e. faux pas recognition). However, whether or not this effect could be generalized to other ToM tasks is still unknown. In the present study, we investigated whether and how motivation could enhance older adults' performance and reduce age differences in ToM tasks (Faux Pas vs. Animation task) that differ in familiarity. METHOD: Following a previous paradigm, 171 Chinese adults (87 younger adults and 84 older adults) were recruited, and we experimentally manipulated the level of perceived closeness between participants and the experimenter before administering the ToM tasks in order to enhance participants' motivation...
September 8, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841511/psychometric-properties-of-three-measures-assessing-advanced-theory-of-mind-evidence-from-people-with-schizophrenia
#18
Kuan-Wei Chen, Shih-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Yu Chiang, Ya-Cing Syu, Xiao-Xuan Yu, Ching-Lin Hsieh
Patients with schizophrenia tend to have deficits in advanced Theory of Mind (ToM). The "Reading the mind in the eyes" test (RMET), the Faux Pas Task, and the Strange Stories are commonly used for assessing advanced ToM. However, most of the psychometric properties of these 3 measures in patients with schizophrenia are unknown. The aims of this study were to validate the psychometric properties of the 3 advanced ToM measures in patients with schizophrenia, including: (1) test-retest reliability; (2) random measurement error; (3) practice effect; (4) concurrent validity; and (5) ecological validity...
August 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795598/inhibition-studies-of-dna-methyltransferases-by-maleimide-derivatives-of-rg108-as-non-nucleoside-inhibitors
#19
Grégoire Rondelet, Laurence Fleury, Céline Faux, Véronique Masson, Jean Dubois, Paola B Arimondo, Luc Willems, Johan Wouters
AIM: DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) are important drug targets for epigenetic therapy of cancer. Nowadays, non-nucleoside DNMT inhibitors are in development to address high toxicity of nucleoside analogs. However, these compounds still have low activity in cancer cells and mode of action of these compounds remains unclear. MATERIALS & METHODS: In this work, we studied maleimide derivatives of RG108 by biochemical, structural and computational approaches to highlight their inhibition mechanism on DNMTs...
September 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755605/affective-and-cognitive-theory-of-mind-in-borderline-personality-disorder-the-role-of-comorbid-depression
#20
Abbas Zabihzadeh, Gheysar Maleki, Mara J Richman, AmirJalal Hatami, Zahedeh Alimardani, Mostafa Heidari
Disturbed interpersonal relationships and misreading of others' intentions are core symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Despite these impairments, some studies have found an enhanced theory of mind (ToM) in BPD patients. Taking this into consideration, the current study attempts to further understand these discrepancies by separating ToM into two domains: affective and cognitive. Moreover, the study considered the role of comorbid symptoms of depression in these patients. Subjects were 21 patients with BPD, 23 patients with BPD and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD), and 25 healthy controls (HC)...
July 19, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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