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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067462/association-of-akap6-and-mir2113-with-cognitive-performance-in-a-population-based-sample-of-older-adults
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Shea J Andrews, Debjani Das, Kaarin J Anstey, Simon Easteal
Genetic factors make a substantial contribution to inter-individual variability in cognitive function. A recent meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identified two loci, AKAP6 and MIR2113, that are associated with general cognitive function. Here, we extend this previous research by investigating the association of MIR2113 and AKAP6 with baseline and longitudinal nonlinear change across a broad spectrum of cognitive domains in community-based cohort of older adults without dementia. Two SNPs, MIR211-rs10457441 and AKAP6-rs17522122 were genotyped in 1,570 non-demented older Australians of European ancestry, who were examined up to 4 times over 12 years...
January 9, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063179/integrated-carbon-sulfur-and-nitrogen-isotope-chemostratigraphy-of-the-ediacaran-lantian-formation-in-south-china-spatial-gradient-ocean-redox-oscillation-and-fossil-distribution
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W Wang, C Guan, C Zhou, Y Peng, L M Pratt, X Chen, L Chen, Z Chen, X Yuan, S Xiao
The Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in South China is a prime target for geobiological investigation because it offers opportunities to integrate chemostratigraphic and paleobiological data. Previous studies were mostly focused on successions in shallow-water shelf facies, but data from deep-water successions are needed to fully understand basinal redox structures. Here, we report δ(13) Ccarb , δ(13) Corg , δ(34) Spyr , δ(34) SCAS , and δ(15) Nsed data from a drill core of the fossiliferous Lantian Formation, which is a deep-water equivalent of the Doushantuo Formation...
January 6, 2017: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061921/bipolar-disorder-in-aviation-medicine
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Alpo Vuorio, Tanja Laukkala, Pooshan Navathe, Bruce Budowle, Robert Bor, Antti Sajantila
BACKGROUND: One of the most difficult challenges in aviation medicine is to diagnose, as early as possible, pilots with psychiatric disorders that may impair pilot performance and increase the risk of incidents and accidents. This diagnosis applies particularly to bipolar disorder (BD), where return to flying duty is not an option in the majority of cases. BD is a long-term mental disorder presenting remittent depressive, hypomanic, manic, or mixed episodes between low symptomatic or asymptomatic intermediate periods...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056276/-infection-status-clinical-symptoms-and-gene-type-transition-of-group-a-rotavirus-in-children-less-than-five-years-of-age-with-diarrhea-in-sentinel-hospitals-of-henan-province-china
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J Y Zhao, X J Shen, S L Xia, B F Zhang, Y J Mu, X Y Huang, B L Xu
Objective: To investigate the infectious status, gene type transition and epidemiological features of rotavirus A isolated from infants and children (<59 months-of-age) in sentinel hospitals from 2008 to 2015 in Henan province, China. Methods: In total, 2 541 stool samples (each 3- 5 ml) were collected from infants and children aged less than five years in two sentinel hospitals and group A rotavirus was detected by a double antibody sandwich ELISA. Viral RNA was extracted from positive samples and G/P gene typing was performed using a two-step nested multiplex RT-PCR...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053534/detailed-course-of-depressive-symptoms-and-risk-for-developing-depression-in-late-adolescents-with-subthreshold-depression-a-cohort-study
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Ran Jinnin, Yasumasa Okamoto, Koki Takagaki, Yoshiko Nishiyama, Takanao Yamamura, Yuri Okamoto, Yoshie Miyake, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Keisuke Tanaka, Yoshinori Sugiura, Haruki Shimoda, Norito Kawakami, Toshi A Furukawa, Shigeto Yamawaki
PURPOSE: Despite its clinical importance, adolescent subthreshold depression remains a largely neglected topic. The aims of this study were to accurately identify the natural course of depressive symptoms and the risk for developing major depressive episode (MDE) in late adolescents with subthreshold depression over 1 year. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and seventy-two participants <20 years of age (mean age: 18.32 years, standard deviation: 0.50), who did not meet the full criteria for an MDE, were selected from 2,494 screened freshmen based on the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd edition (BDI-II)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051247/supplementation-with-high-titer-cranberry-extract-anthocran%C3%A2-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-elderly-men-suffering-from-moderate-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-pilot-study
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A Ledda, G Belcaro, M Dugall, B Feragalli, A Riva, S Togni, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: Recently, cranberry extracts have been tested as a nutritional supplementation in the prevention of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as well as recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in subjects at risk, with mixed results. However, evidence of efficacy should be considered only for well-characterized and standardized products in a more selected study population. Moreover, the efficacy of these interventions in elderly must be further investigated. The aim of this pilot, registry study was to evaluate the prophylactic effects of an oral supplementation containing a highly concentrated and standardized cranberry extract reproducing the natural total profile of cranberry fruits, in elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), suffering from recurrent UTIs, over a 2-months follow-up...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045986/evidence-for-cognitive-aging-in-midlife-women-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation
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Arun S Karlamangla, Margie E Lachman, WeiJuan Han, MeiHua Huang, Gail A Greendale
Although cross-sectional studies suggest that cognitive aging starts in midlife, few longitudinal studies have documented within-individual declines in cognitive performance before the seventh decade. Learning from repeat testing, or practice effects, can mask the decline in younger cohorts. In women, the menopause transition also affects test performance and can confound estimates of underlying decline. We designed this study to determine if, after controlling for practice effects, the menopause transition, and the symptoms associated with it, there is evidence of cognitive aging in midlife women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044944/a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mixed-features-in-adults-with-mood-disorders
#8
Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur
Mixed features specifier (MFS) is a new nosological entity defined and operationalized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 5th Edition. The impetus to introduce the MFS and supplant mixed states was protean, including the lack of ecological validity, high rates of misdiagnosis, and guideline discordant treatment for mixed states. Mixed features specifier identifies a phenotype in psychiatry with greater illness burden, as evidenced by earlier age at onset, higher episode frequency and chronicity, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, suicidality, and suboptimal response to conventional antidepressants...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043612/post-tuberculosis-pulmonary-function-and-noninfectious-pulmonary-disorders
#9
Muhammad Irfan
Tuberculosis (TB) is among the top infectious causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is associated with frequent pulmonary damage despite microbiological cure. Patients with treated TB may remain lifelong sufferers of disabling structural and functional sequelae of the disease, which subsequently impair quality of life. Long-term follow-up studies have revealed that many patients with treated pulmonary TB show signs of permanent impairment of their lung function. Impairment is variable in pattern and severity, ranging from none to severe, and shows restrictive, obstructive, or mixed patterns...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041739/short-communication-promotion-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-secretion-in-dairy-calves-with-a-bioactive-extract-from-olea-europaea
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S Y Morrison, J J Pastor, J C Quintela, J J Holst, B Hartmann, J K Drackley, I R Ipharraguerre
Diarrhea episodes in dairy calves involve profound alterations in the mechanism controlling gut barrier function that ultimately compromise intestinal permeability to macromolecules, including pathogenic bacteria. Intestinal dysfunction models suggest that a key element of intestinal adaptation during the neonatal phase is the nutrient-induced secretion of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-2 and associated effects on mucosal cell proliferation, barrier function, and inflammatory response. Bioactive molecules found in Olea europaea have been shown to induce the release of regulatory peptides from model enteroendocrine cells...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041713/asymptomatic-versus-symptomatic-episodes-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-via-long-term-monitoring-with-implantable-loop-recorders
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E N Simantirakis, P E Papakonstantinou, G I Chlouverakis, E M Kanoupakis, H E Mavrakis, E M Kallergis, E G Arkolaki, P E Vardas
BACKGROUND: The presentation of atrial fibrillation (AF) varies remarkably, from totally asymptomatic to symptomatic patients, while the same individual may present symptomatic and asymptomatic episodes. We aimed to identify electrocardiographic differences between symptomatic and asymptomatic episodes and to find parameters related to the appearance of symptoms. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (age 66.9±10years) with paroxysmal AF received an implantable loop recorder...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035112/the-incidence-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-and-babesia-microti-coinfections-among-foresters-and-farmers-in-eastern-poland
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Anna Pañczuk, Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Dorota Plewik
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and the USA. However, a great variety of pathogens are transmitted by ticks, which results in mixed infections, with Lyme borreliosis. The aim of the present study was to show the incidence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti coinfections among the population of foresters and farmers, as these people, due to their profession, are particularly exposed to tick contact...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031070/mixed-features-in-bipolar-disorder
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Eva Solé, Marina Garriga, Marc Valentí, Eduard Vieta
Mixed affective states, defined as the coexistence of depressive and manic symptoms, are complex presentations of manic-depressive illness that represent a challenge for clinicians at the levels of diagnosis, classification, and pharmacological treatment. The evidence shows that patients with bipolar disorder who have manic/hypomanic or depressive episodes with mixed features tend to have a more severe form of bipolar disorder along with a worse course of illness and higher rates of comorbid conditions than those with non-mixed presentations...
December 29, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011335/using-simulation-to-improve-the-capability-of-undergraduate-nursing-students-in-mental-health-care
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Elicia L Kunst, Marion Mitchell, Amy N B Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Mental health care is an increasing component of acute patient care and yet mental health care education can be limited in undergraduate nursing programs. The aim of this study was to establish if simulation learning can be an effective method of improving undergraduate nurses' capability in mental health care in an acute care environment. INTERVENTION: Undergraduate nursing students at an Australian university were exposed to several high-fidelity high-technology simulation activities that incorporated elements of acute emergency nursing practice and acute mental health intervention, scaffolded by theories of learning...
December 18, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004626/treating-mixed-mania-hypomania-a-review-and-synthesis-of-the-evidence
#15
Minoru Takeshima
The DSM-5 incorporates a broad concept of mixed states and captured ≥3 nonoverlapping symptoms of the opposite polarity using a "with mixed features" specifier to be applied to manic/hypomanic and major depressive episodes. Pharmacotherapy of mixed states is challenging because of the necessity to treat both manic/hypomanic and depressive symptoms concurrently. High-potency antipsychotics used to treat manic symptoms and antidepressants can potentially deteriorate symptoms of the opposite polarity. This review aimed to provide a synthesis of the current evidence for pharmacotherapy of mixed states with an emphasis on mixed mania/hypomania...
December 22, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001123/fine-scale-spatial-and-temporal-variation-in-temperature-and-arrhythmia-episodes-in-the-va-normative-aging-study
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Antonella Zanobetti, Brent A Coull, Itai Kloog, David Sparrow, Pantel S Vokonas, Diane R Gold, Joel Schwartz
: Many studies have demonstrated that cold and hot temperatures are associated with increased deaths and hospitalization rates; new findings indicate also an association with more specific cardiac risk factors. Most of these existing studies have relied on few weather stations to characterize exposures; few have used residence-specific estimates of temperature, or examined the exposure-response function. We investigated the association of arrhythmia episodes with spatial and temporal variation in temperature...
January 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995055/recurrent-episodes-of-candidemia-due-to-candida-glabrata-candida-tropicalis-and-candida-albicans-with-acquired-echinocandin-resistance
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Marine Grosset, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Cendrine Godet, Catherine Kauffmann-Lacroix, France Cazenave-Roblot
Mixed fungal infection and acquired echinocandin resistance of Candida spp. remain infrequent. In this study we have reported the case of a patient hospitalized for tuberculosis who experienced multiple infections due to three common Candida species (C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis). Furthermore, consecutive isolates from blood cultures and heart valve were found resistant to azoles (C. tropicalis) and to echinocandin with either novel (C. tropicalis) or previously described (C. albicans) missense mutations in the Fks gene...
December 2016: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991676/the-impact-of-peer-substance-use-and-polygenic-risk-on-trajectories-of-heavy-episodic-drinking-across-adolescence-and-emerging-adulthood
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James J Li, Seung Bin Cho, Jessica E Salvatore, Howard J Edenberg, Arpana Agrawal, David B Chorlian, Bernice Porjesz, Victor Hesselbrock, Danielle M Dick
BACKGROUND: Heavy episodic drinking is developmentally normative among adolescents and young adults, but is linked to adverse consequences in later life, such as drug and alcohol dependence. Genetic and peer influences are robust predictors of heavy episodic drinking in youth, but little is known about the interplay between polygenic risk and peer influences as they impact developmental patterns of heavy episodic drinking. METHODS: Data were from a multisite prospective study of alcohol use among adolescents and young adults with genome-wide association data (n = 412)...
January 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987204/childhood-trauma-and-mixed-episodes-are-associated-with-poor-response-to-lithium-in-bipolar-disorders
#19
B Etain, M Lajnef, C Brichant-Petitjean, P A Geoffroy, C Henry, S Gard, J P Kahn, M Leboyer, A H Young, F Bellivier
OBJECTIVES: Reliable predictors of response to lithium are still lacking in bipolar disorders (BDs). However, childhood trauma has been hypothesized to be associated with poor response to lithium. METHODS: We included 148 patients with BD, euthymic when retrospectively and clinically assessed for response to lithium and childhood trauma using reliable scales. RESULTS: According to the 'Alda scale', the sample consisted in 20.3% of excellent responders, 49...
December 16, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976370/droperidol-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation
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Mariam A Khokhar, John Rathbone
BACKGROUND: People experiencing acute psychotic illnesses, especially those associated with agitated or violent behaviour, may require urgent pharmacological tranquillisation or sedation. Droperidol, a butyrophenone antipsychotic, has been used for this purpose in several countries. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effects of droperidol, including its cost-effectiveness, when compared to placebo, other 'standard' or 'non-standard' treatments, or other forms of management of psychotic illness, in controlling acutely disturbed behaviour and reducing psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia-like illnesses...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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