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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528451/influence-of-comorbidity-on-chemotherapy-use-for-early-breast-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Melissa J Edwards, Ian D Campbell, Ross A Lawrenson, Marion J Kuper-Hommel
PURPOSE: Patients with early breast cancer and coexistent comorbidities generally experience worse prognosis which may be in part related to inferior treatment. Randomised data on chemotherapy use and tolerance in comorbid patients are limited. We aimed to review the available literature regarding the use of chemotherapy in such patients. METHODS: A systematic search of databases was performed for English-language articles evaluating the impact of comorbidity on chemotherapy use for early breast cancer...
May 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525641/erp-correlates-of-motivating-voices-quality-of-motivation-and-time-course-matters
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Konstantina Zougkou, Netta Weinstein, Silke Paulmann
Here, we conducted the first study to explore how motivations expressed through speech are processed in real-time. Participants listened to sentences spoken in two types of well-studied motivational tones (autonomy-supportive and controlling), or a neutral tone of voice. To examine this, listeners were presented with sentences that either signaled motivations through prosody (tone of voice) and words simultaneously (e.g., "You absolutely have to do it my way" spoken in a controlling tone of voice), or lacked motivationally biasing words (e...
May 19, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524257/the-efficacy-of-early-language-intervention-in-mainstream-school-settings-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Silke Fricke, Kelly Burgoyne, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Maria Kyriacou, Alexandra Zosimidou, Liam Maxwell, Arne Lervåg, Margaret J Snowling, Charles Hulme
BACKGROUND: Oral language skills are a critical foundation for literacy and more generally for educational success. The current study shows that oral language skills can be improved by providing suitable additional help to children with language difficulties in the early stages of formal education. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with 394 children in England, comparing a 30-week oral language intervention programme starting in nursery (N = 132) with a 20-week version of the same programme starting in Reception (N = 133)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524137/-macular-blood-flow-in-glaucoma
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N I Kurysheva, E V Maslova, A V Trubilina, T D Ardzhevnishvili, A V Fomin
AIM: to assess macular blood flow in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 65 POAG patients and 22 age-matched healthy volunteers. Using OCT-A, blood flow parameters (Flow Area, Flow Index, and Vessel Density) were assessed in the para- and perifovea (0.6-2.5 mm and 2.5-5.5 mm, respectively) at the level of both superficial and deep vascular pexuses. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS version 21 and MASS library of the R language...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523758/iconicity-in-the-speech-of-children-and-adults
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Lynn K Perry, Marcus Perlman, Bodo Winter, Dominic W Massaro, Gary Lupyan
Iconicity - the correspondence between form and meaning - may help young children learn to use new words. Early-learned words are higher in iconicity than later learned words. However, it remains unclear what role iconicity may play in actual language use. Here, we ask whether iconicity relates not just to the age at which words are acquired, but also to how frequently children and adults use the words in their speech. If iconicity serves to bootstrap word learning, then we would expect that children should say highly iconic words more frequently than less iconic words, especially early in development...
May 18, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521525/babbling-in-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disability-and-validity-of-a-simplified-way-of-measuring-canonical-babbling-ratio
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Anna Nyman, Anette Lohmander
Babbling is an important precursor to speech, but has not yet been thoroughly investigated in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Canonical babbling ratio (CBR) is a commonly used but time-consuming measure for quantifying babbling. The aim of this study was twofold: to validate a simplified version of the CBR (CBR(UTTER)), and to use this measure to determine if early precursors to speech and language development could be detected in children with different neurodevelopmental disabilities. Two different data sets were used...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516192/the-value-of-gesell-score-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-cochlear-implantation-in-children
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Yang Yang, Liu Haihong, Zheng Jun, Chen Min, Li Ying, Hao Jinsheng, Liu Wei, Zhang Jie, Ni Xin
The purpose is to determine the value of preoperative evaluation on developmental levels using Gesell score in predicting the postoperative outcome in pediatric cochlear implantation (CI) recipients. 78 children who underwent CI were included in our study. Age at the time of CI ranged from 6 to 67 months. The Gesell score including adaptability, fine motor, gross motor, language, and social skill was used for evaluating the patients' developmental levels before the CI, and a developmental quotient (DQ) was calculated by the following formula: (developmental age/actual age) × 100...
May 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514476/mary-s-case-an-illustration-of-interprofessional-collaborative-practice-for-a-child-with-severe-disabilities
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Billy T Ogletree, Nancy Brady, Susan Bruce, Evan Dean, MaryAnn Romski, Lorraine Sylvester, David Westling
Purpose: The principles of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) are illustrated through the case of Mary, a child with severe disabilities. Method: Mary's experiences from early childhood to young adulthood are highlighted by both optimal and less-than-ideal examples of clinical services and collaborative practice. The range of collaboration illustrates potential variations in service delivery. Thematic comments and resources are provided by professionals experienced with and committed to IPCP who represent the following four disciplines: occupational therapy, physical therapy, special education, and speech-language pathology...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514238/the-influence-of-maternal-pragmatics-on-the-language-skills-of-children-with-autism
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Yael S Stern, Nell Maltman, Megan Y Roberts
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the relationship between mothers' pragmatics and child language in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and non-ASD language delay (LD) mother-child dyads. METHODS: Participants consisted of 20 dyads of mothers and their toddlers aged 24 to 48 months, with ASD (n = 10) or non-ASD LD (n = 10). Groups were matched on child chronological age, language, and cognition. Maternal pragmatic language was qualified based on the degree of pragmatic violations during a semistructured interview, and was examined in relation to both child language, as measured by the Preschool Language Scale-4 and maternal use of language facilitation strategies during play...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512436/transition-to-kindergarten-negative-associations-between-the-emotional-availability-in-mother-child-relationships-and-elevated-cortisol-levels-in-children-with-an-immigrant-background
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Constanze Rickmeyer, Judith Lebiger-Vogel, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
Background: The transition to child care is a challenging time in a child's life and leads to elevated levels of cortisol. These elevations may be influenced by the quality of the mother-child relationship. However, remarkably little is known about cortisol production in response to the beginning of child care among children-at-risk such as children with an immigrant background. However, attending kindergarten or any other child day-care institution can for example have a compensating effect on potential language deficits thus improving the educational opportunities of these children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511835/adcy5-related-movement-disorders-frequency-disease-course-and-phenotypic-variability-in-a-cohort-of-paediatric-patients
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Miryam Carecchio, Niccolò E Mencacci, Alessandro Iodice, Roser Pons, Celeste Panteghini, Giovanna Zorzi, Federica Zibordi, Anastasios Bonakis, Argyris Dinopoulos, Joseph Jankovic, Leonidas Stefanis, Kailash P Bhatia, Valentina Monti, Lea R'Bibo, Liana Veneziano, Barbara Garavaglia, Carlo Fusco, Nicholas Wood, Maria Stamelou, Nardo Nardocci
INTRODUCTION: ADCY5 mutations have been recently identified as an important cause of early-onset hyperkinetic movement disorders. The phenotypic spectrum associated with mutations in this gene is expanding. However, the ADCY5 mutational frequency in cohorts of paediatric patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders has not been evaluated. METHODS: We performed a screening of the entire ADCY5 coding sequence in 44 unrelated subjects with genetically undiagnosed childhood-onset hyperkinetic movement disorders, featuring chorea alone or in combination with myoclonus and dystonia...
May 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511184/are-we-overlooking-stroke-chameleons-a-retrospective-study-on-the-delayed-recognition-of-stroke-patients
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Pitcha Chompoopong, Nassir Rostambeigi, Darine Kassar, Alberto Maud, Ihtesham A Qureshi, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Gustavo J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: New effective recanalization therapies are currently available for acute ischemic stroke; yet a vast majority of stroke patients are left untreated. The lack of early recognition may be because often times, stroke patients present with atypical manifestations that resemble other conditions (which are referred to as "stroke chameleons"). We set to study the proportion of patients with delayed stroke recognition in a single center. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected data over a 9-year period...
May 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506334/-mecp2-duplication-syndrome-a-clinical-analysis-of-three-cases-and-literature-review
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Dan-Xia Tang, Dong-Fang Li, Ruo-Hao Wu, Li-Na Zhang, Xiang-Yang Luo
MECP2 duplication syndrome (MDS) is a rare pediatric disease and mainly manifests as delayed motor development, language loss or delay, recurrent infection, severe intellectual disability, epilepsy, autistic symptoms, and early infantile hypotonia. In this article, the three children with this disease were all boys. Cases 1 and 2 had delayed motor development, and language loss or delay as initial manifestations, and case 3 had recurrent infection as initial manifestation. Physical examination showed hypotonia and negative pathological signs in each case...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503849/meaning-and-object-in-freud-s-theory-of-language
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Richard Theisen Simanke
This article sets out to challenge the interpretation of Freud's views on the origins of the meaning of language according to which meaning always originates from an act of naming. In Freud's terms, word-presentations would originally denote object- or thing-presentations and gain meaning through this reference. This interpretation claims that this view was already expressed in Freud's On Aphasia (1891) and influenced all his later theory of language. To oppose this claim, three conceptions proposed by Freud are discussed that strongly suggest the participation of language in the construction of the field of objects: a metapsychological hypothesis (the concepts of word-, thing-, and object-presentation), the explanation of a psychopathological phenomenon (the genesis of a fetishistic object-choice), and a concept concerning the foundations of the psychoanalytic method of dream interpretation (secondary elaboration)...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503022/an-early-years-toolbox-for-assessing-early-executive-function-language-self-regulation-and-social-development-validity-reliability-and-preliminary-norms
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Steven J Howard, Edward Melhuish
Several methods of assessing executive function (EF), self-regulation, language development, and social development in young children have been developed over previous decades. Yet new technologies make available methods of assessment not previously considered. In resolving conceptual and pragmatic limitations of existing tools, the Early Years Toolbox (EYT) offers substantial advantages for early assessment of language, EF, self-regulation, and social development. In the current study, results of our large-scale administration of this toolbox to 1,764 preschool and early primary school students indicated very good reliability, convergent validity with existing measures, and developmental sensitivity...
June 2017: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501289/alcohol-related-dementia-a-systemic-review-of-epidemiological-studies
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Chin Cheng, Chieh-Liang Huang, Chia-Jui Tsai, Po-Han Chou, Chih-Chien Lin, Chin-Kuo Chang
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-related dementia (ARD) is a heterogeneous long-term cognitive problem that can develop in the course of alcoholism. Current understanding of ARD remains limited. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to synthesize available data on the epidemiology of ARD, through searching the relevant studies in the PubMed, PsycINFO, and ALOIS. "Alcohol" and "dementia" were used as keywords. RESULTS: We included articles published between January 1, 1991 and February 29, 2016, where language was not limited...
March 1, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500860/interventions-for-preventing-silent-cerebral-infarcts-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Miguel R Abboud
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Silent cerebral infarcts are the commonest neurological complication in children and probably adults with SCD. Silent cerebral infarcts also affect academic performance, increase cognitive deficits and may lower intelligence quotient...
May 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499897/reduced-language-lateralization-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Po-Han Chou, Wei-Hao Lin, Wang-Rung Li, Chih-Mao Huang, Chia-Wei Sun
BACKGROUND: Diminished functional lateralization in language-related areas is found in chronic schizophrenia (SZ). However, whether reduced lateralization exists at the early stage of SZ remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate language lateralization in first episode schizophrenia (FES) using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during a letter version of verbal fluency test (VFT). METHODS: A total of 28 FES patients and 33 healthy controls (HCs) underwent NIRS while performing a VFT...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499298/-cochlear-implant-state-of-the-art
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Thomas Lenarz
Cochlear implants are the treatment of choice for the auditory rehabilitation of patients with sensory deafness. They restore the missing function of inner hair cells by transforming the acoustic signal into electrical stimuli for activation of auditory nerve fibers. Due to the very fast technology development cochlear implants provide open-set speech understanding in the majority of patients including the use of the telephone. Children can achieve a near to normal speech and language development provided their deafness is detected early after onset and implantation is performed quickly thereafter...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498932/from-cntnap2-to-early-expressive-language-in-infancy-the-mediation-role-of-rapid-auditory-processing
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Valentina Riva, Chiara Cantiani, April A Benasich, Massimo Molteni, Caterina Piazza, Roberto Giorda, Ginette Dionne, Cecilia Marino
Although it is clear that early language acquisition can be a target of CNTNAP2, the pathway between gene and language is still largely unknown. This research focused on the mediation role of rapid auditory processing (RAP). We tested RAP at 6 months of age by the use of event-related potentials, as a mediator between common variants of the CNTNAP2 gene (rs7794745 and rs2710102) and 20-month-old language outcome in a prospective longitudinal study of 96 Italian infants. The mediation model examines the hypothesis that language outcome is explained by a sequence of effects involving RAP and CNTNAP2...
May 11, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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