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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792885/effects-of-vasopressin-on-neural-processing-of-infant-crying-in-expectant-fathers
#1
Sandra Thijssen, Anna E Van 't Veer, Jurriaan Witteman, Willemijn M Meijer, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg
In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject magnetic resonance imaging study, we examined the effect of 20 IU intranasal vasopressin on the neural processing of infant crying in 25 fathers-to-be. We explored whether familial background modulates vasopressin effects, and whether vasopressin differentially affects cry processing coupled with neutral or emotional contextual information. Participants listened to cries accompanied by neutral ('this is an infant') or emotional ('this infant is sick/bored') contextual information, and neutral control sounds ('this is a saw')...
May 21, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792444/automaticity-in-the-recognition-of-nonverbal-emotional-vocalizations
#2
César F Lima, Andrey Anikin, Ana Catarina Monteiro, Sophie K Scott, São Luís Castro
The ability to perceive the emotions of others is crucial for everyday social interactions. Important aspects of visual socioemotional processing, such as the recognition of facial expressions, are known to depend on largely automatic mechanisms. However, whether and how properties of automaticity extend to the auditory domain remains poorly understood. Here we ask if nonverbal auditory emotion recognition is a controlled deliberate or an automatic efficient process, using vocalizations such as laughter, crying, and screams...
May 24, 2018: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790557/controlling-the-magic-size-of-white-light-emitting-cdse-quantum-dots
#3
Sheng Dai, Yu-Sheng Su, Shu-Ru Chung, Kuan-Wen Wang, Xiaoqing Pan
White light-emitting quantum dots (QDs) have shown brilliant prospects as a white-light source in solid-state lighting devices, however their commercial application is limited by their low fluorescence quantum yield (QY). Here, we report a facile thermal pyrolyzed organometallic route to synthesize white-light emitting CdSe QDs with enhanced QY, by employing a particular non-coordinating solvent and long carbon chain amine. By clarifying the three distinct growing stages of CdSe nanocrystals, we are able to determine the critical growth parameters for high quality magic size QDs...
May 23, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790534/evidence-for-the-natural-origins-of-anomalously-high-chromium-levels-in-soils-of-the-cecina-valley-italy
#4
Eliana Tassi, Martina Grifoni, Fabrizio Bardelli, Giuliana Aquilanti, Sonia La Felice, Antonella Iadecola, Pierfranco Lattanzi, Gianniantonio Petruzzelli
The problem of high levels of chromium is one of the most important issues in soils of the Mediterranean area, in particular those deriving from ophiolitic parent materials. Very often the chromium concentration is greater than the threshold values of legislation on soil pollution and the knowledge of the origin of contamination (natural or anthropogenic) is important to formulate risk characterization. This study evaluated the soils from three coastal areas of the Cecina Valley (Tuscany, Italy) to understand the origin of chromium in the soils, where high levels of hexavalent chromium were found in well and spring waters of the areas...
May 23, 2018: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785100/gender-specific-estimates-of-copd-prevalence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Georgios Ntritsos, Jacob Franek, Lazaros Belbasis, Maria A Christou, Georgios Markozannes, Pablo Altman, Robert Fogel, Tobias Sayre, Evangelia E Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou
Rationale: COPD has been perceived as being a disease of older men. However, >7 million women are estimated to live with COPD in the USA alone. Despite a growing body of literature suggesting an increasing burden of COPD in women, the evidence is limited. Objectives: To assess and synthesize the available evidence among population-based epidemiologic studies and calculate the global prevalence of COPD in men and women. Materials and methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis reporting gender-specific prevalence of COPD was undertaken...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784261/reduction-of-postanesthetic-pediatric-distress-a-coordinated-approach
#6
Simon Hayhoe, Scott Pallett, Juliet Zani, Joanne Trott
PURPOSE: Preoperative anxiety in children is associated with postoperative distress in recovery. Both are predictors of long-term maladaptive behavior. Remedies have been suggested to modify individual risk factors, but overall strategy is lacking. DESIGN: An approach to anxiety reduction coordinated throughout the hospital experience has been developed in our day-stay pediatric surgical unit. METHODS: There is a preadmission familiarization visit...
June 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783842/spin-direction-controlled-electronic-band-structure-in-two-dimensional-ferromagnetic-cri-3
#7
Peiheng Jiang, Lei Li, Zhaoliang Liao, Y X Zhao, Zhicheng Zhong
Manipulating physical properties using the spin degree of freedom constitutes a major part of modern condensed matter physics and is a key aspect for spintronics devices. Using the newly discovered two-dimensional van der Waals ferromagnetic CrI3 as a prototype material, we theoretically demonstrated a giant magneto band-structure (GMB) effect whereby a change of magnetization direction significantly modifies the electronic band structure. Our density functional theory calculations and model analysis reveal that rotating the magnetic moment of CrI3 from out-of-plane to in-plane causes a direct-to-indirect bandgap transition, inducing a magnetic field controlled photoluminescence...
May 23, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781326/progression-free-survival-with-endocrine-based-therapies-following-progression-on-non-steroidal-aromatase-inhibitor-among-postmenopausal-women-with-hr-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
#8
Rajeev Ayyagari, Derek Tang, Oscar Patterson-Lomba, Zhou Zhou, Jipan Xie, David Chandiwana, Anand A Dalal, Polly Ann Niravath
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the comparative efficacy of currently available endocrine-based therapies (ETs) for postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- mBC after NSAI progression. DESIGN: network meta-analysis (NMA) Methods: Randomized clinical trials of ETs for HR+/HER2- mBC were identified via a systematic literature review using Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and key conference proceedings. All trials met the following inclusion criteria: 1) included women with HR+/HER2- mBC, 2) previous treatment with ETs or chemotherapy as first-line therapy, 3) treatment with ET as monotherapy or in combination with targeted therapy, 4) PFS was reported, and 5) published in 2007 (when HER2 testing became standardized) or later...
May 21, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781267/highly-regular-uniform-k-3-scf-6-mn-4-phosphors-facile-synthesis-microstructures-photo-luminescence-properties-and-application-in-led-devices
#9
Hong Ming, Shuifu Liu, Lili Liu, Jiaqing Peng, Junxiang Fu, Fu Du, Xinyu Ye
A new generation of red phosphors of complex fluoride matrices activated with Mn4+ , has gained a broad interest in getting high color rendering index (CRI), low correlated color temperature (CCT) of white light-emitting diodes(WLEDs). However, besides their instability towards moisture, the extremely irregular and nonuniform morphologies of these phosphors have limited their practical industry applications. In the present study, a novel type of K3 ScF6 :Mn4+ red phosphor with highly regular, uniform and high color purity was synthesized successfully via a facile two-step co-precipitation method under mild conditions...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780257/effect-of-first-line-endocrine-therapy-in-patients-with-hormone-sensitive-advanced-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
#10
Tingting Zhang, Fubin Feng, Wenge Zhao, Jinhui Tian, Yan Yao, Chao Zhou, Shengjie Dong, Congcong Wang, Chuanxin Zang, Qingliang Lv, Changgang Sun
Background: Endocrine therapy is the cornerstone treatment for patients with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of various first-line endocrine monotherapies or combinations to determine the optimal sequence in a network meta-analysis. Materials and methods: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from inception up to November 21, 2017. We included only RCTs that assessed the effectiveness of the following treatments as a monotherapy or in combination as the first-line treatment: tamoxifen, anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane, fulvestrant, palbociclib, and ribociclib...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778609/emergency-department-utilization-after-lower-extremity-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Vangelina Osteguin, Thomas W Cheng, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Douglas W Jones, Denis Rybin, Stephen J Raulli, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVES: Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) utilize hospital resources at high rates. One major driver for resource utilization are Emergency Department (ED) visits. Our goal was to assess perioperative ED visits after lower extremity bypass (LEB) for CLI. METHODS: All patients undergoing LEB for CLI from 2008 to 2017 at our institution were analyzed. Emergency department visits and details of the visit within 30 and 90 days of discharge from index admission were recorded...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772269/a-new-method-for-determining-levels-of-sedation-in-dogs-a-pilot-study-with-propofol-and-a-novel-neuroactive-steroid-anesthetic
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B L Youngblood, Y Ueyama, W W Muir, G M Belfort, R H Hammond, J Dai, F G Salituro, A J Robichaud, J J Doherty
BACKGROUND: Different levels of consciousness are required in order to perform different medical procedures. Sedation scales established to objectively define various levels of sedation in humans have not been thoroughly characterized in non-human species. Postural changes in rats or dogs are useful as gross measures of sedation but are inadequate for quantitative assessment since graded levels of sedation are difficult to delineate and obscured by movement abnormalities. NEW METHOD: A new canine sedation scoring (CSS) method was developed based on the modified observer's assessment of alertness and sedation score (MOAA/S) used in humans...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771333/multiple-comorbid-conditions-sleep-quality-and-duration-and-academic-performance-in-urban-children-with-asthma
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Katharine C Reynolds, Julie Boergers, Sheryl J Kopel, Daphne Koinis-Mitchell
Objective: Common comorbid medical conditions including allergic rhinitis (AR), obesity, and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) have been linked with asthma exacerbations; however, these conditions also impact sleep and academic functioning. The current study sought to examine unique and combined associations of these common comorbidities on sleep and academic performance among urban minority children with persistent asthma. We expected additional comorbid diagnoses would be associated with poorer sleep and academic functioning...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769251/systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-resective-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Puneet Jain, George Tomlinson, Carter Snead, Beate Sander, Elysa Widjaja
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) versus selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) on seizure-free outcome in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, using both direct and indirect evidence from the literature. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for original research articles and systematic reviews comparing ATL versus SAH, and ATL or SAH versus medical management (MM). The outcome was seizure freedom at 12 months of follow-up or longer...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769176/using-feeding-to-reduce-pain-during-vaccination-of-formula-fed-infants-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Netty G P Bos-Veneman, Marrit Otter, Sijmen A Reijneveld
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and potential side effects of formula feeding to reduce pain during vaccination among infants. STUDY DESIGN: In the setting of well-baby clinics we recruited a community-based sample of full-term born infants who were already formula fed by the choice of the parents (n=48, aged 4-10 weeks) and received their first DTaP-IPV-HepB-Hib and pneumococcal vaccinations and randomised them into two groups. To evaluate pain experienced during vaccination we compared infants who drank formula feeding before, during and after vaccination with infants who did not...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768387/optimal-reconstruction-methods-after-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#16
Zhaolun Cai, Ye Zhou, Chenxiao Wang, Yiqiong Yin, Yuan Yin, Chaoyong Shen, Xiaonan Yin, Zhixin Chen, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The choice of anastomosis methods including Billroth I, Billroth II, and Roux-en-Y after a distal gastrectomy is still controversial. The conventional meta-analyses assessing 2 alternative treatments were not powered to compare differences in clinical outcomes. To guide treatment decisions in patients with gastric cancer (GC) after distal gastrectomy, we did a systematic review and network meta-analysis to identify the best reconstruction method. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials comparing the outcomes of Billroth I, Billroth II, or Roux-en-Y reconstruction after distal subtotal gastrectomy for patients with GC, then we performed a direct meta-analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis to pooled odds ratios (OR) or weighted mean differences (WMD) with 95% credible intervals (CrI) with random effects model...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765596/an-evolutionary-perspective-on-night-terrors
#17
Sean D Boyden, Martha Pott, Philip T Starks
Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are an early childhood parasomnia characterized by screams or cries, behavioral manifestations of extreme fear, difficulty waking and inconsolability upon awakening. The mechanism causing night terrors is unknown, and a consistently successful treatment has yet to be documented. Here, we argue that cultural practices have moved us away from an ultimate solution: cosleeping. Cosleeping is the norm for closely related primates and for humans in non-Western cultures...
2018: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764222/comparative-efficacy-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-and-sglt-2-inhibitors-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-inadequately-controlled-with-metformin-monotherapy-a-systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#18
Rohini Sharma, Lars Wilkinson, Hrvoje Vrazic, Evan Popoff, Sandra Lopes, Steve Kanters, Eric Druyts
OBJECTIVE: Treatment intensification with additional antidiabetic agents is recommended in type 2 diabetes (T2D) for patients inadequately controlled on metformin monotherapy. The present network meta-analysis (NMA) evaluated comparative efficacy and safety of once-weekly semaglutide and sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT-2is) in T2D patients inadequately controlled with metformin. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials with ≥20 weeks duration were searched in EMBASE, MEDLINE, and CENTRAL...
May 15, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763976/effects-of-swaddled-and-sponge-bathing-methods-on-signs-of-stress-and-pain-in-premature-newborns-implications-for-evidence-based-practice
#19
Sibel Serap Ceylan, Bahire Bolւşւk
AIMS: To determine the effects of sponge baths and swaddled bathing on premature infants' vital signs, oxygen saturation levels, crying times, pain, and stress levels. METHODS: This study was a clinical trial with a crossover design. Data were conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit of a public hospital in Denizli, Turkey. A total of 35 premature infants, who were born at 33-37 weeks gestation with a birth weight <1,500 g, were enrolled in the study. Two bathing methods were applied at 3-day intervals...
May 15, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760780/derivative-chromosomes-involving-5p-large-rearranged-segments-went-unnoticed-with-the-use-of-conventional-cytogenetics
#20
Emiy Yokoyama, Victoria Del Castillo, Silvia Sánchez, Sandra Ramos, Bertha Molina, Leda Torres, María José Navarro, Silvia Avila, José Luis Castrillo, Benilde García-De Teresa, Bárbara Asch, Sara Frías
Background: In countries where comparative genomic hybridization arrays (aCGH) and next generation sequencing are not widely available due to accessibility and economic constraints, conventional 400-500-band karyotyping is the first-line choice for the etiological diagnosis of patients with congenital malformations and intellectual disability. Conventional karyotype analysis can rule out chromosomal alterations greater than 10 Mb. However, some large structural abnormalities, such as derivative chromosomes, may go undetected when the analysis is performed at less than a 550-band resolution and the size and banding pattern of the interchanged segments are similar...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
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