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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679922/the-reliability-of-gait-variability-measures-for-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-healthy-older-adults-the-effect-of-gait-speed
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Linda Rennie, Niklas Löfgren, Rolf Moe-Nilssen, Arve Opheim, Espen Dietrichs, Erika Franzén
BACKGROUND: Step-to-step variability is a marker of reduced motor control and a frequently studied outcome measure in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) as compared to healthy older adults (HOA). To challenge motor control of gait, walking should be tested at different gait speeds. Good reliability is essential, and gait variability estimates show good reproducibility when sampled at normal gait speed. The aim was therefore to investigate if gait variability could be reliably sampled at slow and fast speeds for individuals with PD and HOA by evaluating test-retest reliability...
April 14, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679920/optimizing-text-for-an-individual-s-visual-system-the-contribution-of-visual-crowding-to-reading-difficulties
#2
Sung Jun Joo, Alex L White, Douglas J Strodtman, Jason D Yeatman
Reading is a complex process that involves low-level visual processing, phonological processing, and higher-level semantic processing. Given that skilled reading requires integrating information among these different systems, it is likely that reading difficulty-known as dyslexia-can emerge from impairments at any stage of the reading circuitry. To understand contributing factors to reading difficulties within individuals, it is necessary to diagnose the function of each component of the reading circuitry. Here, we investigated whether adults with dyslexia who have impairments in visual processing respond to a visual manipulation specifically targeting their impairment...
March 23, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679898/heart-rate-variability-alterations-in-late-life-depression-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lydia Brown, Chandan Karmakar, Richard Gray, Ripu Jindal, Terrence Lim, Christina Bryant
OBJECTIVE: There is strong evidence for a bi-directional relationship between heart-health and depression in later life, but the physiological mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear. Heart rate variability is one promising factor that might help explain this relationship. We present results of a meta-analysis that considers heart rate variability alterations in older adults with depression. METHODS: Literature search of Embase, PsychInfo and Medline revealed five clinical studies and six observational studies that examined the relationship between heart rate variability and depression in adults with a mean age over 60...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679896/treatment-as-usual-tau-as-a-control-condition-in-trials-of-cognitive-behavioural-based-psychotherapy-for-self-harm-impact-of-content-and-quality-on-outcomes-in-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katrina Witt, Daniela Pache de Moraes, Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Ella Aren S Man, David Gunnell, Philip Hazell, Ellen Townsend, Kees van Heeringen, Keith Hawton
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the mainstay of evaluations of the efficacy of psychosocial interventions. In a recent Cochrane systematic review we analysed the efficacy of cognitive behavioural-based psychotherapies compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in adults who self-harm. In this study we examine the content and reporting quality of TAU in these trials and their relationship to outcomes. METHODS: Five electronic databases (CCDANCTR-Studies and References, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO) were searched for RCTs, indexed between 1 January 1998 and 30 April 2015, of cognitive-behavioural interventions compared to TAU for adults following a recent (within six months) episode of self-harm...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679879/polygenic-risk-score-of-serpina6-serpina1-associates-with-diurnal-and-stress-induced-hpa-axis-activity-in-children
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Siddheshwar Utge, Katri Räikkönen, Eero Kajantie, Jari Lipsanen, Sture Andersson, Timo Strandberg, Rebecca M Reynolds, Johan G Eriksson, Jari Lahti
PURPOSE: Corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) transports glucocorticoids in blood. Variation in genes SERPINA6 encoding for CBG, SERPINA2 and SERPINA1 (serpin family A member 6, 2, and 1) have been shown to influence morning plasma cortisol and CBG in adults. However, association of this genetic variation with diurnal and stress-induced salivary cortisol remain unknown. This study aims to investigate the effect of genetic variation in SERPINA6/2/1 loci on diurnal and stress-induced salivary cortisol in children...
April 13, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679816/poor-mental-health-among-low-income-women-in-the-u-s-the-roles-of-adverse-childhood-and-adult-experiences
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Joshua P Mersky, Colleen E Janczewski, Jenna C Nitkowski
RATIONALE: It is well established that exposure to a greater number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increases the risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes. Given the predictive validity of ACE scores and other cumulative risk metrics, a similar measurement approach may advance the study of risk in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: We examined the prevalence and interrelations of 10 adverse adult experiences, including household events such as intimate partner violence and extrafamilial events such as crime victimization...
April 14, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679801/metabolic-control-apoe-genotypes-and-dyslipidemia-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Maddalena Macedoni, Tinka Hovnik, Emil Plesnik, Primoz Kotnik, Natasa Bratina, Tadej Battelino, Urh Groselj
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Limited data is available on the factors influencing the lipid profiles and the prevalence of dyslipidemia in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. We aimed at assessing the influences of metabolic control and ApoE genotypes on lipid profiles and the prevalence of dyslipidemia in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes from our nationwide cohort attending the annual check-up were prospectively included...
April 12, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679789/tissue-bioconcentration-and-effects-of-fluoxetine-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-and-red-crucian-cap-carassius-auratus-after-short-term-and-long-term-exposure
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Chenyuan Pan, Ming Yang, Hai Xu, Bentuo Xu, Lihui Jiang, Minghong Wu
Fluoxetion (FLU) is an antidepressant pharmaceutical most commonly detected in the aquatic environment. The present study aims to elucidate the tissue accumulation and effects of FLU using two different fish models. First, the multiple effects and the FLU levels in fish, were examined in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos exposed to FLU concentrations (0, 0.1, 1, 10, 100, 1000 μg/L) from 4 h post-fertilization (hpf) until 120 hpf. Exposure to FLU accelerated heart rates, postponed hatching time, and increased swimming speed of fish...
April 16, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679774/comparable-results-of-autologous-and-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adults-with-philadelphia-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-first-complete-molecular-remission-an-analysis-by-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Sebastian Giebel, Myriam Labopin, Michael Potter, Xavier Poiré, Henrik Sengeloev, Gerard Socié, Anne Huynh, Boris V Afanasyev, Urs Schanz, Olle Ringden, Peter Kalhs, Dietrich W Beelen, Antonio M Campos, Tamás Masszi, Jonathan Canaani, Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) is considered a standard treatment for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ ALL) achieving complete remission after induction containing tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). METHODS: We retrospectively compared results of myeloablative alloHSCT from either matched sibling donor (MSD) or unrelated donor (URD) with autologous (auto) HSCT for adults with Ph+ ALL in molecular remission, treated between 2007 and 2014...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679771/extracorporeal-photopheresis-improves-survival-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-patients-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-without-significantly-impacting-measured-pulmonary-functions
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Mehrdad Hefazi, Kimberly J Langer, Nandita Khera, Jill Adamski, Vivek Roy, Jeffrey L Winters, Dennis A Gastineau, Eapen K Jacob, Justin D Kreuter, Manish J Gandhi, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Hemang Yadav, Vivek N Iyer, J P Scott, Mark E Wylam, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Mrinal M Patnaik
We carried out the first matched retrospective cohort study aimed at studying the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Medical records of 1325 consecutive adult patients who underwent HCT between 2005 and 2015 were reviewed. Seventy-four patients (median age, 51 years) with a diagnosis of BOS were included in the study. After propensity-score matching for BOS severity, 26 patients who underwent ≥3 months of ECP were matched to 26 non-ECP-treated patients, who were assigned an index date corresponding to the ECP start date for their matched pairs...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679770/easy-to-read-informed-consent-form-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-clinical-trials-results-from-bmt-ctn-1205-study
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Ryan Spellecy, Sergey Tarima, Ellen Denzen, Heather Moore, Sunil Abhyankar, Peter Dawson, Amy Foley, Iris Gersten, Mitchell Horwitz, Lensa Idossa, Steven Joffe, Naynesh Kamani, Roberta King, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Lawrence Morris, Mary M Horowitz, Navneet S Majhail
PURPOSE: Due to the complexity of hematopoietic cell transplant trial treatments, informed consent forms are often long and difficult to read. We evaluated a two-column easy-to-read informed consent (ETRIC) form that incorporates elements of health literacy and readability in participants and centers participating in Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) clinical trials. METHODS: In a randomized study, 198 adult patients from 25 centers potentially eligible to participate in four BMT CTN interventional trials were randomized to ETRIC or standard consent form for that trial...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679763/leaving-the-nest-improving-food-allergy-management-on-college-campuses
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Ashley A Dyer, Amy O'Keefe, Madeleine K Kanaley, Lauren Kao, Ruchi S Gupta
BACKGROUND: The transition from adolescence to young adulthood marks a developmental period where responsibility for management of chronic conditions such as food allergy shifts from the caregiver to the young adult. Fatal food-induced anaphylaxis is most common among adolescents and young adults. However, colleges are currently not well-positioned to provide integrated support for students with food allergies. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to explore the systems, structures, and policies that currently support students with food allergies at college, assess unmet needs, and develop pilot interventions through the use of patient-centered design processes...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679735/age-dependent-effects-of-brain-stimulation-on-network-centrality
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Daria Antonenko, Till Nierhaus, Marcus Meinzer, Kristin Prehn, Axel Thielscher, Bernd Ittermann, Agnes Flöel
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have suggested that advanced age may mediate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on brain function. However, studies directly comparing neural tDCS effects between young and older adults are scarce and limited to task-related imaging paradigms. Resting-state (rs-) fMRI, that is independent of age-related differences in performance, is well suited to investigate age-associated differential neural tDCS effects. Three "online" tDCS conditions (anodal, cathodal, sham) were compared in a cross-over, within-subject design, in 30 young and 30 older adults...
April 18, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679729/a-longitudinal-study-of-disc-height-narrowing-and-facet-joint-osteoarthritis-at-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-evaluated-by-computed-tomography-the-framingham-study
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Mohamed Jarraya, Ali Guermazi, Amanda L Lorbergs, Elana Brochin, Douglas P Kiel, Mary L Bouxsein, L Adrienne Cupples, Elizabeth J Samelson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Prevalence and progression of disc height narrowing (DHN) and facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA) in the thoracic and lumbar regions in non-clinical populations are not well-established. PURPOSE: Use computed tomography (CT) images to determine prevalence and progression of DHN and FJOA according to age, sex, and spinal region. STUDY DESIGN: Six-year longitudinal study SAMPLE: 1,196 members of the Framingham Study (mean baseline age 61 ±9 years) OUTCOME MEASURES: We compared prevalence and progression (new or worsening) of moderate-to-severe DHN and FJOA by age, sex, and spinal region...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679720/enhancement-of-peri-implant-bone-osteogenic-activity-induced-by-a-peptidomimetic-functionalization-of-titanium
#15
F Ravanetti, F Gazza, D D'Arrigo, G Graiani, A Zamuner, M Zedda, E Manfredi, M Dettin, A Cacchioli
Osteoblast cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix is established through two main pathways: one is mediated by the binding between integrin and a minimal adhesion sequence (RGD) on the extracellular protein, the other is based on the interactions between transmembrane proteoglycans and heparin-binding sequences found in many matrix proteins. The aim of this study is the evaluation in an in vivo endosseous implant model of the early osteogenic response of the peri-implant bone to a biomimetic titanium surface functionalized with the retro-inverso 2DHVP peptide, an analogue of Vitronectin heparin binding site...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679719/localization-of-cholecystokinin-in-the-zebrafish-retina-from-larval-to-adult-stage
#16
M C Guerrera, F Abbate, G Di Caro, G P Germanà, M Levanti, V Micale, G Montalbano, R Laurà, A Germanà, U Muglia
The peptide hormone cholecistokinin (CCK) plays a key role in the central and peripheral nervous system. It is known to be involved in the digestive physiology and in the regulation of food intake. Moreover, the CCK expression has also been detected in the retina of different vertebrates, including fish, although its biological activity in this tissue remains to be elucidated. In literature no data are yet available about the CCK-immunoreactivity in the zebrafish retina during development. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the distribution of sulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK8-S) as a well preserved form during evolution in the zebrafish retina from 3days post hatching (dph) until adult stage, using immunohistochemistry in order to elucidate the potential role of this protein in the development and maintenance of normal retinal homeostasis...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679678/characterisation-of-40-mg-ml-and-100-mg-ml-tobramycin-formulations-for-aerosol-therapy-with-adult-mechanical-ventilation
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Jayesh A Dhanani, Patrician Tang, Steven C Wallis, Suzanne L Parker, Preeti Pandey, John F Fraser, Jeremy Cohen, Adrian Barnett, Jason R Roberts, Hak-Kim Chan
BACKGROUND: Preservative-free tobramycin is commonly used as aerosolized therapy for ventilator associated pneumonia. The comparative delivery profile of the formulations of two different concentrations (100 mg/ml and 40 mg/ml) is unknown. This study aims to evaluate the aerosol characteristics of these tobramycin formulations in a simulated adult mechanical ventilation model. METHODS: Simulated adult mechanical ventilation set up and optimal settings were used in the study...
April 18, 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679660/effects-of-aerobic-training-resistance-training-or-both-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-adolescents-with-obesity-the-hearty-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gary S Goldfield, Glen P Kenny, Denis Prud'Homme, Martin Holcik, Angela S Alberga, Margaret Fahnestock, Jameason D Cameron, Steve Doucette, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Heather Tulloch, Mark S Tremblay, Jeremy Walsh, Eva Guerin, Katie E Gunnell, Amedeo D'Angiulli, Ronald J Sigal
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein that plays a critical role in modulating cognition in animals and humans. Aerobic exercise often increases BDNF in adults, but effects of this exercise modality and others among adolescents remain uncertain. This study examined the effects of aerobic training, resistance training, and combined training on resting serum BDNF levels in adolescents with overweight and obesity. After a 4-week pre-randomization treatment, 304 post-pubertal, adolescents with overweight or obesity (70% females) aged 14-18 years were randomized to one of four groups for 22 weeks: aerobic training (N = 75), resistance training (N = 78), combined aerobic and resistance training (N = 75), or non-exercising control (N = 76)...
April 18, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679642/an-investigation-of-the-probability-of-reciprocation-in-a-risk-reduction-model-of-sharing
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Stephanie Jimenez, Cynthia Pietras
A laboratory study investigated whether reductions in the probability of reciprocation would influence sharing in situations of shortfall risk. Choice in twelve adults was evaluated against the predictions of a risk-reduction model of sharing derived from a risk-sensitive foraging theory (the energy-budget rule). Participants responded on a computer task to earn hypothetical money which could be later exchanged for real money. If participants selected the sharing option, their earnings were pooled and split with a (fictitious) partner...
April 18, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679620/longitudinal-association-between-periodontitis-and-development-of-diabetes-running-title-periodontitis-and-diabetes-development
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Kaumudi J Joshipura, Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Bruce A Dye, Brian G Leroux, Margarita Ramírez-Vick, Cynthia M Pérez
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have shown very modest short-term improvements in glycemic control among participants with diabetes after periodontitis treatment. Few longitudinal studies suggest that periodontitis may be related to prediabetes/diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated 1,206 diabetes free participants in the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS) and 941 with complete 3-year follow-up data were included. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) methods were used to assess periodontitis...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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