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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349839/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-intellectual-disability-in-patients-with-down-syndrome
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S Manti, M C Cutrupi, C Cuppari, E Ferro, V Dipasquale, G Di Rosa, R Chimenz, M A La Rosa, A Valenti, V Salpietro
BACKGROUND: Intellectual disability (ID) is part of the Down syndrome (DS) phenotypic spectrum, but the exact molecular pathophysiology of ID in individuals with DS is not yet fully understood, with many research hypotheses still unproven. Basing on previous studies (which suggested a possible role of altered inflammatory response in DS-related ID), we assessed the serum levels of a number of inflammatory biomarkers [serum amyloid A (SAA), C-reactive protein (C-RP), high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1)] in a cohort of individuals with DS and healthy controls...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341895/prenatal-paracetamol-exposure-and-child-neurodevelopment-a-review
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REVIEW
Ann Z Bauer, David Kriebel, Martha R Herbert, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Shanna H Swan
BACKGROUND: The non-prescription medication paracetamol (acetaminophen, APAP) is currently recommended as a safe pain and fever treatment during pregnancy. However, recent studies suggest a possible association between APAP use in pregnancy and offspring neurodevelopment. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a review of publications reporting associations between prenatal APAP use and offspring neurodevelopmental outcomes. METHODS: Relevant sources were identified through a key word search of multiple databases (Medline, CINAHL, OVID and TOXNET) in September 2016...
January 13, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330827/profiling-online-poker-players-are-executive-functions-correlated-with-poker-ability-and-problem-gambling
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Mauro Schiavella, Matteo Pelagatti, Jerker Westin, Gabriele Lepore, Paolo Cherubini
Poker playing and responsible gambling both entail the use of the executive functions (EF), which are higher-level cognitive abilities. This study investigated if online poker players of different ability showed different performances in their EF and if so, which functions were the most discriminating for their playing ability. Furthermore, it assessed if the EF performance was correlated to the quality of gambling, according to self-reported questionnaires (PGSI, SOGS, GRCS). Three poker experts evaluated anonymized poker hand history files and, then, a trained professional administered an extensive neuropsychological test battery...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329050/factors-influencing-the-severity-of-behavioral-phenotype-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-implications-for-research
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Mingyang Zou, Caihong Sun, Jia Wang, Jing Kang, Zhanbin Xu, Yongjuan Ma, Lei Chen, Xinxi Zhang, Wei Xia, Lijie Wu
The phenotypic heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) presents particular research challenges in the assessment of symptom severity, while the standardized Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) scores present a severity metric, namely calibrated severity scores (CSS) that are relatively impervious to individual characteristics. To date, no studies have examined the convergent validity of CSS in Chinese sample populations. The present study investigated the validity of the ADOS-CSS using a sample of 321 children aged 2-18 years with ASD, and developed upon existing literature examining the influence of non-ASD-specific characteristics on other types of measures including Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS)...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325223/maternal-thyroid-hormone-insufficiency-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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William Thompson, Ginny Russell, Genevieve Baragwanath, Justin Matthews, Bijay Vaidya, Jo Thompson-Coon
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades, several studies have examined the association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and shown conflicting results. AIM: This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence for an association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. We also sought to assess whether levothyroxine treatment for maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency improves child neurodevelopment outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325045/mean-high-dose-l-thyroxine-treatment-is-efficient-and-safe-to-achieve-a-normal-iq-in-young-adult-patients-with-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Paulina Aleksander, Michaela Brückner-Spieler, Anne-Marie Stöhr, Erwin Lankes, Peter Kühnen, Dirk Schnabel, Andrea Ernert, Walter Stäblein, Maria E Craig, Oliver Blankenstein, Annette Grüters, Heiko Krude
Context: The optimal levothyroxine (LT4) dose required to treat congenital hypothyroidism (CH) remains unclear, with a debate if higher starting doses (>10µg/kg) are necessary and safe for normal Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Objective: To examine the psychomotor, metabolic and quality of life outcome in patients with CH treated with a mean high initial LT4 dose. Design, settings, participants: A cross- sectional cohort study of CH patients identified in the Berlin newborn screening programme from 1979-2003...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322239/the-lateralized-arcuate-fasciculus-in-developmental-pitch-disorders-among-mandarin-amusics-left-for-speech-and-right-for-music
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Xizhuo Chen, Yanxin Zhao, Suyu Zhong, Zaixu Cui, Jiaqi Li, Gaolang Gong, Qi Dong, Yun Nan
The arcuate fasciculus (AF) is a neural fiber tract that is critical to speech and music development. Although the predominant role of the left AF in speech development is relatively clear, how the AF engages in music development is not understood. Congenital amusia is a special neurodevelopmental condition, which not only affects musical pitch but also speech tone processing. Using diffusion tensor tractography, we aimed at understanding the role of AF in music and speech processing by examining the neural connectivity characteristics of the bilateral AF among thirty Mandarin amusics...
January 10, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314150/role-of-intelligence-quotient-iq-on-anxiety-and-behavior-in-children-with-hearing-and-speech-impairment
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Raghavendra M Shetty, Aditi Pashine, Nijo A Jose, Somasundar Mantha
AIM: To assess and compare the role of IQ on anxiety and behavior of children with and without hearing and speech impairment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 120 children of age group 7-14 years were included in the study, of which control group comprised of 60 normal healthy children and 60 hearing and speech impaired children formed the study group. The study was done in two consecutive sessions. First appointment for Culture Fair Intelligence Test and second appointment for RMS pictorial anxiety score (RMS-PS) and Frankl behavior rating which were assessed during oral prophylaxis...
January 4, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311748/integrated-analysis-of-gene-expression-differences-in-twins-discordant-for-disease-and-binary-phenotypes
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Sivateja Tangirala, Chirag J Patel
While both genes and environment contribute to phenotype, deciphering environmental contributions to phenotype is a challenge. Furthermore, elucidating how different phenotypes may share similar environmental etiologies also is challenging. One way to identify environmental influences is through a discordant monozygotic (MZ) twin study design. Here, we assessed differential gene expression in MZ discordant twin pairs (affected vs. non-affected) for seven phenotypes, including chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, ulcerative colitis, major depressive disorder, intermittent allergic rhinitis, physical activity, and intelligence quotient, comparing the spectrum of genes differentially expressed across seven phenotypes individually...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310907/co-occurrence-and-severity-of-neurodevelopmental-burden-cognitive-impairment-cerebral-palsy-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-epilepsy-at-age-10-years-in-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Rachel G Hirschberger, Karl C K Kuban, Thomas M O'Shea, Robert M Joseph, Tim Heeren, Laurie Douglass, Carl E Stafstrom, Hernan Jara, Jean A Frazier, Deborah Hirtz, Julie Rollins, Nigel Paneth
BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine the prevalence of neurodevelopmental impairments at age ten years among children born extremely preterm (less than 28 weeks gestational age) and to offer a framework for categorizing neurological limitations. METHODS: A multicenter, prospective cohort follow-up study recruited 889 ten-year-old children born from 2002 to 2004. We assessed prevalence of cognitive impairment, measured by intelligent quotient and tests of executive function, cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and epilepsy singly and in combination...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286282/an-assessment-of-emotional-intelligence-in-emergency-medicine-resident-physicians
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Kathryn Linder, Anuj Shah, Kory Scott London, Shruti Chandra, Robin Naples
Objectives: To define the emotional intelligence (EI) profile of emergency medicine (EM) residents, and identify resident EI strengths and weaknesses. Methods: First-, second-, and third-year residents (post-graduate years [PGY] 1, 2, and 3, respectively) of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's EM Program completed the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), a validated instrument offered by Multi-Health Systems. Reported scores included total mean EI, 5 composite scores, and 15 subscales of EI...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285478/multiple-intelligences-profiles-of-children-with-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder-in-comparison-with-nonattention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder
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Mostafa Najafi, Shahla Akouchekian, Alireza Ghaderi, Behzad Mahaki, Mariam Rezaei
Background: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychological problem during childhood. This study aimed to evaluate multiple intelligences profiles of children with ADHD in comparison with non-ADHD. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was done on 50 children of 6-13 years old in two groups of with and without ADHD. Children with ADHD were referred to Clinics of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, in 2014...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284274/the-development-of-a-motor-free-short-form-of-the-wechsler-intelligence-scale-for-children-fifth-edition
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Adina M Piovesana, Jessica L Harrison, Jacob J Ducat
PURPOSE: This study aimed to develop a motor-free short-form of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) that allows clinicians to estimate the Full Scale Intelligence Quotients of youths with motor impairments. METHOD: Using the reliabilities and intercorrelations of six WISC-V motor-free subtests, psychometric methodologies were applied to develop look-up tables for four Motor-free Short-form indices: Verbal Comprehension Short-form, Perceptual Reasoning Short-form, Working Memory Short-form, and a Motor-free Intelligence Quotient...
December 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282881/the-negative-influence-of-adiposity-extends-to-intraindividual-variability-in-cognitive-control-among-preadolescent-children
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Morgan R Chojnacki, Lauren B Raine, Eric S Drollette, Mark R Scudder, Arthur F Kramer, Charles H Hillman, Naiman A Khan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between adiposity and cognition by using mean accuracy, mean reaction time, and intraindividual variability (IIV) among preadolescents. METHODS: Children 7 to 9 years old (N = 233, 133 females) underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and a maximal oxygen consumption test to assess whole-body adiposity and aerobic fitness relative to fat-free mass (VO2 FF), respectively. Attentional inhibition was assessed by using a modified flanker task...
December 27, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276870/the-long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-infants-born-full-term-with-low-birth-weight
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Ayşe Tosun, Börte Gürbüz-Özgür, Hatice Aksu, Münevver Kaynak-Türkmen
Tosun A, Gürbüz-Özgür B, Aksu H, Kaynak-Türkmen M. The long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants born full-term with low birth weight. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 169-176. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the neurological developments of pre-school or school-aged children together with their school successes, intelligence quotient and symptom severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who were born at the 37th gestational week and above with birth weights below tenth percentile, which is called small for gestational age (SGA)...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274537/effects-of-lead-cadmium-arsenic-and-mercury-co-exposure-on-children-s-intelligence-quotient-in-an-industrialized-area-of-southern-china
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Shangxia Pan, Lifeng Lin, Fan Zeng, Jianpeng Zhang, Guanghui Dong, Boyi Yang, You Jing, Shejun Chen, Gan Zhang, Zhiqiang Yu, Guoying Sheng, Huimin Ma
Exposure to metal(loid)s can lead to adverse effects on nervous system in children. However, little is known about the possible interaction effects of simultaneous exposure to multiple metal(loid)s on children's intelligence. In addition, relationship between blood lead concentrations (<100 μg/L) and the intelligence of children over 5 years needs further epidemiological evidence. We recruited 530 children aged 9-11 years, including 266 living in a town near an industrialized area and 264 from another town in the same city in South China as a reference...
December 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258430/long-duration-general-anesthesia-influences-the-intelligence-of-school-age-children
#17
Qingqing Zhang, Yuanzhi Peng, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia has been linked to impaired brain development in immature animals and young children. In this study the influence of orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia on the intelligence of school age children has been evaluated. METHODS: A total of 209 subjects aged 6-12 years were recruited and allocated into 4 groups according to the duration of general anesthesia, including a control group (n = 30), short (< 1 h, n = 49), moderate- (1-3 h, n = 51) and long-duration groups (> 3 h, n = 79), respectively...
December 19, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236889/syndromic-craniosynostosis-neuropsycholinguistic-abilities-and-imaging-analysis-of-the-central-nervous-system
#18
Luciana Paula Maximino, Luis Gustavo Ducati, Dagma Venturini Marques Abramides, Camila de Castro Corrêa, Patrícia Fernandes Garcia, Adriano Yacubian Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients with syndromic craniosynostosis with respect to their neuropsycholinguistic abilities and to present these findings together with the brain abnormalities. METHODS: Eighteen patients with a diagnosis of syndromic craniosynostosis were studied. Eight patients had Apert syndrome and 10 had Crouzon syndrome. They were submitted to phonological evaluation, neuropsychological evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. The phonological evaluation was done by behavioral observation of the language, the Peabody test, Token test and a school achievement test...
December 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228834/quality-of-life-and-its-related-factors-for-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#19
Ling-Yi Lin, Pai-Chuan Huang
PURPOSE: Improved quality of life is an important outcome for adults with autism spectrum disorder. However, little research has examined factors associated with quality of life among adults with autism spectrum disorder. METHOD: This study comparing 66 adults with autism spectrum disorder (intelligence quotient > 70) aged 20-38 years with neuro-typical adults investigated their quality of life and related factors. All the participants were interviewed with questionnaires by a registered occupational therapist...
December 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220528/maternal-thyroid-function-in-early-pregnancy-and-neuropsychological-performance-of-the-child-at-5-years-of-age
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Stine Linding Andersen, Stig Andersen, Zeyan Liew, Peter Vestergaard, Jørn Olsen
Context: Abnormal maternal thyroid function in pregnancy may impair fetal brain development, but more evidence is needed to refine and corroborate the hypothesis. Objective: To estimate the association between maternal thyroid function in early pregnancy and neuropsychological performance of the child at 5 years of age. Design: Follow-up study. Participants: A cohort of 1,153 women and their children sampled from the Danish National Birth Cohort...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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