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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334659/serum-zinc-levels-in-acute-psychiatric-patients-a-case-series
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Peter Joe, Mara Getz, Samantha Redman, Matthew Petrilli, Thorsten Manfred Kranz, Samoon Ahmad, Dolores Malaspina
Zinc dysregulation is linked to neuropsychiatric disorders and a beneficial response to zinc supplementation has been demonstrated for depression. In this case series, we examined serum zinc levels with respect to clinical factors among 20 acutely ill psychiatric cases admitted to a large urban public hospital. The results showed frank clinical zinc insufficiency in a quarter of the subjects. Group-wise analyses showed a significant association between reduced serum zinc and diagnosis of depression, and reduced serum zinc in those with aggressive, assaultive, or violent behaviors...
January 6, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334566/deficiency-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-disrupts-memory-processes-in-rats
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Vladimir I Arkhipov, Ekaterina V Pershina, Sergey G Levin
Cytokines, in addition to their participation in immune and inflammatory processes, play an important role in synaptic plasticity, neoneurogenesis, and cognitive functions. In our work, we aimed to clarify the role of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), which is recognized as a multifunctional cytokine, in memory processes. Behavioral experiments were carried out in rats using step-through passive avoidance test. The results obtained showed that the learning of animals after treatment with SB431542, a selective inhibitor of TGF-β receptors, was impaired, which indicated a significant memory deterioration...
January 12, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334550/chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-subsequent-hiv-viral-load-among-women-with-hiv-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy
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Sarah J Willis, Stephen R Cole, Daniel Westreich, Andrew Edmonds, Christopher B Hurt, Svenja Albrecht, Kathryn Anastos, Michael Augenbraun, Margaret Fischl, Audrey L French, Aley G Kalapila, Roksana Karim, Marion G Peters, Michael Plankey, Eric C Seaberg, Phyllis C Tien, Adaora A Adimora
OBJECTIVE(S): One in four persons living with HIV is coinfected with HCV. Biological and behavioral mechanisms may increase HIV viral load among coinfected persons. Therefore, we estimated the longitudinal effect of chronic HCV on HIV suppression after ART initiation among women with HIV (WWH). DESIGN: HIV RNA was measured every six months among 441 WWH in the Women's Interagency HIV Study who initiated ART from 2000-2015. METHODS: Log-binomial regression models were used to compare the proportion of study visits with detectable HIV RNA between women with and without chronic HCV...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334517/the-effect-of-arthropathies-on-illness-perceptions-coping-strategies-outcomes-and-their-changes-over-time-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Sanne J H van Erp, Mike van der Have, Herma H Fidder, Désirée van der Heijde, Ron Wolterbeek, Daniel W Hommes, Ad A Kaptein, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong
OBJECTIVES: Arthropathies are a common extraintestinal manifestation (EIM) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study evaluated the differences in illness perceptions, coping strategies, and illness outcomes between patients with IBD with and without arthropathies at baseline and examined changes at 12 months in these variables in patients with arthropathies. METHODS: In total, 204 patients with (n=123) and without (n=81) arthropathies completed questionnaires at baseline and after 1 year, assessing illness perceptions, coping strategies, quality of life, and work and activity impairment...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334292/safety-and-effectiveness-of-fascial-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-hemophilic-arthropathy-a-pilot-study
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Elena Donoso-Úbeda, Javier Meroño-Gallut, José Antonio López-Pina, Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso
BACKGROUND: The primary clinical manifestations of hemophilia are muscle and joint bleeding. Recurrent bleeding leads to a degenerative process known as hemophilic arthropathy. Fascial therapy is one of the most used physiotherapy techniques today to improve joint dysfunctions and chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of fascial therapy treatment in patients with hemophilic arthropathy of ankle and knee. DESIGN: Non-randomized, controlled clinical trial...
January 15, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333901/her2-positive-bilateral-metachronous-primary-breast-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Jinghao Yao, Jing Liu, Yawei Li, Yumei Li, Qiong Wu, Yan Yang
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive is a unique molecular subtype of breast cancer (BC) characterized by high malignancy and poor prognosis. Bilateral primary breast cancer (BPBC) harboring HER2 gene amplification is available to be detected among the BC survivors due to the increasing use of anti-HER2 adjuvant therapy. However, owing to the paucity of cases reported, knowledge of treating HER2-positive BPBC patients including the clinical behavior, histopathologic characteristics, anti-HER2 therapeutic response and disease outcome are not fully understood...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333890/cigarette-smoking-and-quit-attempts-among-latinos-in-substance-use-disorder-treatment
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Anna Pagano, Noah Gubner, Thao Le, Joseph Guydish
BACKGROUND: Differences in tobacco use behaviors have been identified between Latinos and non-Latino whites in the general US population. Little is known about cigarette smoking and quitting behaviors of Latinos in treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs), who represent two major tobacco-vulnerable groups. OBJECTIVES: To compare, in a national sample of persons enrolled in SUD treatment, demographic, drug use, and smoking and quitting prevalence and behaviors between Latinos and non-Latino whites...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333707/impact-of-gastric-acid-induced-surface-changes-on-mechanical-behavior-and-optical-characteristics-of-dental-ceramics
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Aditi Kulkarni, James Rothrock, Jeffery Thompson
PURPOSE: To test the impact of exposure to artificial gastric acid combined with toothbrush abrasion on the properties of dental ceramics. Earlier research has indicated that immersion in artificial gastric acid has caused increased surface roughness of dental ceramics; however, the combined effects of acid immersion and toothbrush abrasion and the impact of increased surface roughness on mechanical strength and optical properties have not been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three commercially available ceramics were chosen for this study: feldspathic porcelain, lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, and monolithic zirconium oxide...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333657/gelatin-methacryloyl-hydrogels-in-the-absence-of-a-crosslinker-as-3d-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-mimetic-microenvironment
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Pelin Erkoc, Fidan Seker, Tugba Bagci-Onder, Seda Kizilel
3D platforms are important for monitoring tumor progression and screening drug candidates to eradicate tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a malignant type of human brain tumor. Here, a new strategy is reported that exploits visible-light-induced crosslinking of gelatin where the reaction is carried out in the absence of an additional crosslinker. Visible light-induced crosslinking promotes the design of cancer microenvironment-mimetic system without compromising the cell viability during the process and absence of crosslinker facilitates the synthesis of the unique construct...
January 15, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333595/implanted-closed-loop-gastric-electrical-stimulation-clges-system-with-sensor-based-feedback-safely-limits-weight-regain-at-24%C3%A2-months
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S Morales-Conde, I Alarcón Del Agua, L Busetto, F Favretti, M Anselmino, G M Rovera, M Socas-Macias, A Barranco-Moreno, R Province-Azalde, A J Torres
BACKGROUND: Weight regain following bariatric surgery is not uncommon. Safe, effective weight loss treatment up to 1 year has been reported with the closed-loop gastric electrical stimulation (CLGES) system. Continuous recording of eating and activity behavior by onboard sensors is one of the novel features of this closed-loop electrical stimulation therapy, and may provide improved long-term weight maintenance by enhancing aftercare. METHODS: Four centers participating in a 12-month prospective multicenter randomized study monitored all implanted participants (n = 47) up to 24 months after laparoscopic implantation of a CLGES system...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333504/community-based-physical-activity-as-adjunctive-smoking-cessation-treatment-rationale-design-and-baseline-data-for-the-lifestyle-enhancement-program-leap-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark W Vander Weg, Mace Coday, Michelle B Stockton, Barbara McClanahan, George Relyea, Mary C Read, Nancy Wilson, Stephanie Connelly, Phyllis Richey, Karen C Johnson, Kenneth D Ward
Despite advances in behavioral and pharmacological treatment for tobacco use and dependence, quit rates remain suboptimal. Increasing physical activity has shown some promise as a strategy for improving cessation outcomes. However, initial efficacy studies focused on intensive, highly structured exercise programs that may not be applicable to the general population of smokers. We describe the rationale and study design and report baseline participant characteristics from the Lifestyle Enhancement Program (LEAP), a two-group, randomized controlled trial...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333381/changes-in-drosophila-melanogaster-sleep-wake-behavior-due-to-lotus-nelumbo-nucifera-seed-and-hwang-jeong-polygonatum-sibiricum-extracts
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Kyungae Jo, SangDuk Jeon, Chang-Won Ahn, Sung Hee Han, Hyung Joo Suh
We evaluated the sleep enhancement activity of the medicinal herbs valerian (Valeriana officinalis), jujube (Ziziphus jujube), lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera), Gastrodia elata, Polygonatum sibiricum, and baekbokryung (Poria cocos), which can relieve insomnia in a Drosophila model. Locomotor activity was measured in the Drosophila model to evaluate the sleep activity of Korean medicinal herbs traditionally used as sleep aids. The group treated with lotus seed extract showed less nocturnal activity. Treatment with 10 or 20 mg/mL of P...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333201/dispositional-mindfulness-shame-and-compulsive-sexual-behaviors-among-men-in-residential-treatment-for-substance-use-disorders
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Meagan J Brem, Ryan C Shorey, Scott Anderson, Gregory L Stuart
Approximately 31% of men in treatment for a substance use disorders (SUD) engage in compulsive sexual behavior (CSB). Shame, a well-documented consequence of CSB, increases the likelihood of relapse following treatment for SUDs. Despite the risk of relapse, prior research has not investigated factors that may attenuate the relation between CSB and shame. Dispositional mindfulness is one such factor known to mitigate shame. However, researchers have yet to examine dispositional mindfulness as a moderator of the relationship between CSB and shame among a sample of men in treatment for SUDs...
December 2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333200/perceptions-of-mindfulness-in-a-low-income-primarily-african-american-treatment-seeking-sample
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Claire Adams Spears, Sean C Houchins, Wendy P Bamatter, Sandra Barrueco, Diana Stewart Hoover, Rokas Perskaudas
Individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES) and members of racial/ethnic minority groups often experience profound disparities in mental health and physical well-being. Mindfulness-based interventions show promise for improving mood and health behaviors in higher-SES and non-Latino White populations. However, research is needed to explore what types of adaptations, if any, are needed to best support underserved populations. This study used qualitative methods to gain information about a) perceptions of mindfulness, b) experiences with meditation, c) barriers to practicing mindfulness, and d) recommendations for tailoring mindfulness-based interventions in a low-income, primarily African American treatment-seeking sample...
December 2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333099/pulsed-radiofrequency-applied-to-the-sciatic-nerve-improves-neuropathic-pain-by-down-regulating-the-expression-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion
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Hao Ren, Hailong Jin, Zipu Jia, Nan Ji, Fang Luo
Background: Clinical studies have shown that applying pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the neural stem could relieve neuropathic pain (NP), albeit through an unclear analgesic mechanism. And animal experiments have indicated that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) expressed in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is involved in generating and maintaining NP. In this case, it is uncertain whether PRF plays an analgesic role by affecting CGRP expression in DRG. Methods: Rats were randomly divided into four groups: Groups A, B, C, and D...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332994/application-of-the-advanced-distillation-curve-method-to-the-comparison-of-diesel-fuel-oxygenates-2-5-7-10-tetraoxaundecane-tou-2-4-7-9-tetraoxadecane-tod-and-ethanol-fatty-acid-methyl-ester-fame-mixtures
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Jessica L Burger, Tara M Lovestead, Mark LaFollette, Thomas J Bruno
Although they are amongst the most efficient engine types, compression-ignition engines have difficulties achieving acceptable particulate emission and NOx formation. Indeed, catalytic after-treatment of diesel exhaust has become common and current efforts to reformulate diesel fuels have concentrated on the incorporation of oxygenates into the fuel. One of the best ways to characterize changes to a fuel upon the addition of oxygenates is to examine the volatility of the fuel mixture. In this paper, we present the volatility, as measured by the advanced distillation curve method, of a prototype diesel fuel with novel diesel fuel oxygenates: 2,5,7,10-tetraoxaundecane (TOU), 2,4,7,9-tetraoxadecane (TOD), and ethanol/fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) mixtures...
August 17, 2017: Energy & Fuels: An American Chemical Society Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332631/treatment-utilization-and-barriers-to-treatment-among-individuals-with-olfactory-reference-syndrome-ors
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Jennifer L Greenberg, Noah C Berman, Valerie Braddick, Rachel Schwartz, Suraj S Mothi, Sabine Wilhelm
OBJECTIVE: Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is characterized by a preoccupation that one is emitting a foul or offensive odor. Despite the profound psychosocial impact of ORS, many patients do not receive appropriate treatment, and there is no empirical research on treatment-seeking behavior in ORS. This study investigated treatment utilization patterns and barriers to treatment in individuals with ORS. METHOD: 253 subjects completed an online survey between January-March 2010...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332386/multiple-yet-controllable-photoswitching-in-a-single-aiegen-system
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Peifa Wei, Jing-Xuan Zhang, Zheng Zhao, Yuncong Chen, Xuewen He, Ming Chen, Junyi Gong, Herman H-Y Sung, Ian D Williams, Jacky W Y Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
Seeking new methods to obtain elaborate artificial on-demand photoswitching with multiple functionalities remains challenging. Most of the systems reported so far possess only one specific function and their non-emissive nature in the aggregated state inevitably limit their applications. Herein, a tailored cyanostilbene-based molecule with aggregation-induced emission characteristic was synthesized and was found to exhibit efficient, multiple and controllable photoswitching behaviors under different conditions...
January 14, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332264/the-role-of-affect-and-coping-in-diabetes-self-management-in-rural-adults-with-uncontrolled-diabetes-and-depressive-symptoms
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Shannon R Miles, Tasneem Khambaty, Nancy J Petersen, Aanand D Naik, Jeffrey A Cully
Many patients with diabetes have poorly controlled blood sugar levels and remain at risk for serious diabetes complications, despite access to effective diabetes treatments and services. Using the transactional model of stress and coping framework, the study investigated the contributions of affect (Positive and Negative Affect Schedule) and coping (maladaptive and adaptive coping from the Brief Cope) on diabetes self-management behaviors, namely diet and exercise. One hundred seventy-eight rural adults with uncontrolled diabetes and moderate depressive symptoms completed the measures...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332109/prevalence-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-comorbid-psychiatric-and-behavioral-problems-among-primary-school-students-in-western-saudi-arabia
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Faten N AlZaben, Mohammad G Sehlo, Waleed A Alghamdi, Haythum O Tayeb, Doaa A Khalifa, Abdulrahman T Mira, Abdulaziz M Alshuaibi, Mosab A Alguthmi, Ahmad A Derham, Harold G Koenig
To determine the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), subtypes of ADHD, and psychiatric, academic, and behavioral comorbidity in public primary school students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. A simple random sample of 6 primary government schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was identified (3 male, 3 female), and a random sample of classes in each of grades 1-6 were selected. Between July and November 2016, teachers in these classes were asked to complete the Vanderbilt ADHD scale on all students in their classes...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
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