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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793154/juvenile-treatment-with-mglur2-3-agonist-prevents-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes-in-adult-by-acting-through-gsk3%C3%AE
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Bo Xing, Genie Han, Min-Juan Wang, Melissa A Snyder, Wen-Jun Gao
Prodromal memory deficits represent an important marker for the development of schizophrenia (SZ), in which glutamatergic hypofunction occurs in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 (LY37) attenuates excitatory N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-induced neurotoxicity, a central pathological characteristic of glutamatergic hypofunction. We therefore hypothesized that early treatment with LY37 would rescue cognitive deficits and confer benefits for SZ-like behaviors in adults. To test this, we assessed whether early intervention with LY37 would improve learning outcomes in the Morris Water Maze for rats prenatally exposed to methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM), a neurodevelopmental SZ model...
May 14, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792500/the-perceived-invalidation-of-emotion-scale-pies-development-and-psychometric-properties-of-a-novel-measure-of-current-emotion-invalidation
#2
Melissa J Zielinski, Jennifer C Veilleux
Emotion invalidation is theoretically and empirically associated with mental and physical health problems. However, existing measures of invalidation focus on past (e.g., childhood) invalidation and/or do not specifically emphasize invalidation of emotion. In this article, the authors articulate a clarified operational definition of emotion invalidation and use that definition as the foundation for development of a new measure of current perceived emotion invalidation across a series of five studies. Study 1 was a qualitative investigation of people's experiences with emotional invalidation from which we generated items...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791899/national-practice-patterns-for-prenatal-monitoring-in-gastroschisis-gastroschisis-outcomes-of-delivery-good-provider-survey
#3
Ruchi Amin, Aaron Domack, Joseph Bartoletti, Erika Peterson, Britton Rink, Jennifer Bruggink, Melissa Christensen, Anthony Johnson, William Polzin, Amy J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect with increasing incidence. Given the lack of surveillance guidelines among maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, this study describes current practices in gastroschisis management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online survey was administered to MFM specialists from institutions affiliated with the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). Questions focused on surveillance timing, testing, findings that changed clinical management, and delivery plan...
May 23, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791756/interactions-between-insulin-and-diet-on-striatal-dopamine-uptake-kinetics-in-rodent-brain-slices
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Jyoti C Patel, Melissa A Stouffer, Maria Mancini, Charles Nicholson, Kenneth D Carr, Margaret E Rice
Diet influences dopamine transmission in motor- and reward-related basal ganglia circuitry. In part, this reflects diet-dependent regulation of circulating and brain insulin levels. Activation of striatal insulin receptors amplifies axonal dopamine release in brain slices, and regulates food preference in vivo. The effect of insulin on dopamine release is indirect, and requires striatal cholinergic interneurons that express insulin receptors. However, insulin also increases dopamine uptake by promoting dopamine transporter (DAT) surface expression, which counteracts enhanced dopamine release...
May 23, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791732/care-for-child-development-in-rural-malawi-a-model-feasibility-and-pilot-study
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Melissa Gladstone, John Phuka, Richard Thindwa, Fatima Chitimbe, Kate Chidzalo, Jaya Chandna, Selena Gleadow Ware, Kenneth Maleta
Evidence demonstrates that encouraging stimulation, early communication, and nutrition improves child development. Detailed feasibility studies in real-world situations in Africa are limited. We piloted Care for Child Development through six health surveillance assistants (HSAs) in group and individual sessions with 60 caregivers and children <2 years and assessed recruitment, frequency, timings, and quality of intervention. We collected baseline/endline anthropometric, child development (MDAT), maternal stress (SRQ), and family care indicators (FCIs) data and determined acceptability through 20 interviews with caregivers and HSAs...
May 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791713/the-transradial-approach-for-lower-extremity-vascular-intervention
#6
Rami O Tadros, Vivek S Prakash, Melissa J Baldwin, Adam Korayem, Michael L Marin, Peter L Faries
Simultaneous technological advancements in both imaging as well as devices have resulted in an expansion of endovascular options for vascular access. In particular, radial access has traditionally been more favored for coronary interventions; its use in the aortoiliac and lower extremity vasculature has been constrained by the length of devices and the size of sheaths required. However, with increasing catheter shaft lengths, in addition to new thin-walled sheaths allowing for downsizing, the ability to perform transradial interventions on infrainguinal and infrageniculate vessels has been more readily facilitated...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791450/significant-acceleration-of-emergency-response-using-smartphone-geolocation-data-and-a-worldwide-emergency-call-support-system
#7
Michael Weinlich, Peter Kurz, Melissa B Blau, Felix Walcher, Stefan Piatek
IMPORTANCE: When patients are disorientated or experience language barriers, it is impossible to activate the emergency response system. In these cases, the delay for receiving appropriate help can extend to several hours. OBJECTIVES: A worldwide emergency call support system (ECSS), including geolocation of modern smartphones (GPS, WLAN and LBS), was established referring to E911 and eCall systems. The system was tested for relevance in quickly forwarding abroad emergency calls to emergency medical services (EMS)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791411/optical-nondestructive-dynamic-measurements-of-wafer-scale-encapsulated-nanofluidic-channels
#8
Vladimir Liberman, Melissa Smith, Isaac Weaver, Mordechai Rothschild
Nanofluidic channels are of great interest for DNA sequencing, chromatography, and drug delivery. However, metrology of embedded or sealed nanochannels and measurement of their fill-state have remained extremely challenging. Existing techniques have been restricted to optical microscopy, which suffers from insufficient resolution, or scanning electron microscopy, which cannot measure sealed or embedded channels without cleaving the sample. Here, we demonstrate a novel method for accurately extracting nanochannel cross-sectional dimensions and monitoring fluid filling, utilizing spectroscopic ellipsometric scatterometry, combined with rigorous electromagnetic simulations...
May 20, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791275/effects-of-web-based-instruction-and-patient-preferences-on-patient-reported-outcomes-and-learning-for-women-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Sue V Petzel, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Julie Cragg, Molly McClellan, Daniel Chan, Julie A Jacko, François Sainfort, Melissa A Geller
A randomized controlled trial was conducted of a web-based intervention to improve advanced care planning in women with ovarian cancer. A secondary analysis of 35 randomized women focused on changes in distress and knowledge about ovarian cancer through distress monitoring and information tailored to patients' cognitive coping style (monitoring, blunting). Pre-/postresults indicated the Intervention group demonstrated lower distress (p = 0.06); blunting was associated with lower depression (p = 0.04); knowledge in both groups was unchanged...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790971/brain-activity-associated-with-attention-deficits-following-chemotherapy-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Slim Fellah, Yin T Cheung, Matthew A Scoggins, Ping Zou, Noah D Sabin, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Robert J Ogg, Kevin R Krull
Background: The impact of contemporary chemotherapy treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia on central nervous system activity is not fully appreciated. Methods: Neurocognitive testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) were obtained in 165 survivors five or more years postdiagnosis (average age = 14.4 years, 7.7 years from diagnosis, 51.5% males). Chemotherapy exposure was measured as serum concentration of methotrexate following high-dose intravenous injection...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790808/comparison-of-time-to-engraftment-between-autologous-patients-receiving-washed-versus-non-washed-cryopreserved-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-products
#11
Ronit Reich-Slotky, Sarah S Makhani, Ljiljana V Vasovic, Roger N Pearse, Adriana Rossi, Adrianne Philips, Melissa M Cushing, Amrita D Singh, Koen van-Besien
Washing cryopreserved peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) products can decrease infusion-related adverse reactions but can also result in cell loss and reduced cell viability. To assess the risk and benefit of washing products, we compared the time to neutrophil and platelet engraftment between autologous patients that received washed products (n = 201) and non-washed products (n = 89). The effect of the other variables, including age, gender, diagnosis, transplant dose, method of stem cell mobilization, and growth factor support regimen post-transplant, was assessed...
May 23, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790578/mycorrhizal-fungi-affect-orchid-distribution-and-population-dynamics
#12
Melissa K McCormick, Dennis F Whigham, Armando Canchani-Viruet
Symbioses are ubiquitous in nature and influence individual plants and populations. Orchids have life history stages that depend fully or partially on fungi for carbon and other essential resources. As a result, orchid populations depend on the distribution of orchid mycorrhizal fungi (OMFs). We focused on evidence that local-scale distribution and population dynamics of orchids can be limited by the patchy distribution and abundance of OMFs, after an update of an earlier review confirmed that orchids are rarely limited by OMF distribution at geographic scales...
May 23, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790577/esophageal-igg4-levels-correlate-with-histopathologic-and-transcriptomic-features-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Chen E Rosenberg, Melissa K Mingler, Julie M Caldwell, Margaret H Collins, Patricia C Fulkerson, David W Morris, Vincent A Mukkada, Philip E Putnam, Tetsuo Shoda, Ting Wen, Marc E Rothenberg
BACKGROUND: Recent data associate eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) with IgG4 rather than IgE, but its significance and function have not been determined. Our aims were to measure esophageal IgG4 levels and to determine functional correlations as assessed by histologic and transcriptome analyses. METHODS: This case-control study included pediatric subjects with EoE (≥ 15 eosinophils/HPF) and non-EoE controls. Protein lysates were analyzed for IgA, IgM, and IgG1-IgG4 using the Luminex 100 system; IgE was quantified by ELISA...
May 23, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790547/melissa-officinalis-l-ethanolic-extract-inhibits-the-growth-of-a-lung-cancer-cell-line-by-interfering-with-the-cell-cycle-and-inducing-apoptosis
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D B Magalhães, I Castro, V Lopes-Rodrigues, J M Pereira, L Barros, I C F R Ferreira, C P R Xavier, M H Vasconcelos
Melissa officinalis is a plant from the family Lamiaceae, native in Europe particularly in the Mediterranean region. Given our interest in identifying extracts and compounds capable of inhibiting tumor cell growth, and given the antioxidant content and the high consumption of Melissa officinalis in Portugal, this study aimed to test the tumor cell growth inhibitory activity of five different extracts of this plant (aqueous, methanolic, ethanolic, hydromethanolic and hydroethanolic) in three human tumor cell lines: MCF-7, AGS and NCI-H460...
May 23, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790430/improvement-of-cellular-health-indicators-and-muscle-quality-in-older-women-with-different-resistance-training-volumes
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Paolo M Cunha, Crisieli M Tomeleri, Matheus A do Nascimento, João Pedro Nunes, Melissa Antunes, Hellen C G Nabuco, Ygor Quadros, Edilaine F Cavalcante, Jerry L Mayhew, Luís B Sardinha, Edilson S Cyrino
The main purpose of this study was to compare the effects of resistance training (RT) performed with different training volumes on phase angle (PhA), body water components, and muscle quality (MQ) in untrained older adult women. A second purpose was to assess the relationship between PhA and MQ. Sixty-two older adult women (68.6 ± 5.0 years, 65.2 ± 13.3 kg, 156.1 ± 6.2 cm) were randomly assigned into one of the three groups: two training groups performed either 1 set (G1S) or 3 sets (G3S), or a control group (CG)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790195/a-licence-to-drive-neurological-illness-loss-and-disruption
#16
Melissa Stepney, Susan Kirkpatrick, Louise Locock, Suman Prinjha, Sara Ryan
The sense of freedom and independence that being able to drive generates may be taken for granted by many until it is threatened by illness. Drawing on the 'mobility turn' in social sciences that emphasises the social and emotional significance of the car (Sheller and Urry , ), this article presents secondary analysis of narratives of driving and its significance across four neurological conditions (epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, transient ischaemic attack and motor neurone disease). Taking an interactionist approach we explore how the withdrawal of a driving licence can represent not just a practical and emotional loss of independence, but also loss of enjoyment; of a sense and feeling of 'normal' adulthood and social participation; and of an identity (in some cases gendered) of strength and power...
May 22, 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790165/igg1-b-cell-immunity-predates-ige-responses-in-epicutaneous-sensitization-to-foods
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Rodrigo Jiménez-Saiz, Yosef Ellenbogen, Joshua Koenig, Melissa E Gordon, Tina D Walker, Domenico Rosace, Paul Spill, Kelly Bruton, Joshua Kong, Kristin Monteiro, Jianping Wen, Elaine I Tuomanen, Roland Kolbeck, Derek K Chu, Susan Waserman, Manel Jordana
BACKGROUND: The generation of IgE-mediated food allergy in humans is silent, and only diagnosed upon manifestation of clinical symptoms. While experimental models have been used to investigate some mechanisms of allergic sensitization, the generation of humoral immunity and memory remain to be elucidated. Here, we defined the evolution of allergen-specific B cell responses during epicutaneous sensitization to foods. METHODS: Wild-type and genetic knockout animals, and drug or antibody strategies for cell depletion and immunoglobulin signaling blockade were used to investigate epicutaneous sensitization and disease progression; we analyzed allergen-specific germinal centers and IgG1+ memory B cells by flow cytometry, evaluated humoral responses and determined clinical reactivity (anaphylaxis)...
May 22, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789255/combined-tibial-tubercle-osteotomy-and-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-for-recurrent-lateral-patellar-instability-in-patients-with-multiple-anatomic-risk-factors
#18
Melissa M Allen, Aaron J Krych, Nick R Johnson, Rohith Mohan, Michael J Stuart, Diane L Dahm
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes for combined tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) and medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and assess for potential risk factors for recurrent instability and/or poor outcomes. METHODS: The medical record at our institution was reviewed for patients treated with MPFL reconstruction and TTO for recurrent lateral patellar instability from 1998 to 2014. Preoperative imaging was assessed for trochlear dysplasia according to the Dejour classification (high grade = B, C, D) and the presence of patella alta using the Caton-Deschamps ratio (>1...
May 19, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789014/a-review-of-scoring-systems-for-ocular-involvement-in-chronic-cutaneous-bullous-diseases
#19
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Brendon W H Lee, Jeremy C K Tan, Melissa Radjenovic, Minas T Coroneo, Dedee F Murrell
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) describe a group of rare chronic dermatoses characterized by cutaneous fragility and blistering. Although uncommon, significant ocular surface disease (OSD) may occur in both and require ophthalmological assessment. Disease scoring systems have a critical role in providing objective and accurate assessment of disease severity. The objectives of this report were, firstly, to document the prevalence and severity of ocular involvement in EB/AIBD...
May 22, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788473/enhancing-psychosis-spectrum-nosology-through-an-international-data-sharing-initiative
#20
Anna R Docherty, Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Martin Debbané, Raymond C K Chan, Richard J Linscott, Katherine G Jonas, David C Cicero, Melissa J Green, Leonard J Simms, Oliver Mason, David Watson, Ulrich Ettinger, Monika Waszczuk, Alexander Rapp, Phillip Grant, Roman Kotov, Colin G DeYoung, Camilo J Ruggero, Nicolas R Eaton, Robert F Krueger, Christopher Patrick, Christopher Hopwood, F Anthony O'Neill, David H Zald, Christopher C Conway, Daniel E Adkins, Irwin D Waldman, Jim van Os, Patrick F Sullivan, John S Anderson, Andrey A Shabalin, Scott R Sponheim, Stephan F Taylor, Rachel G Grazioplene, Silviu A Bacanu, Tim B Bigdeli, Corinna Haenschel, Dolores Malaspina, Diane C Gooding, Kristin Nicodemus, Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, Christine Mohr, William T Carpenter, Alex S Cohen
The latent structure of schizotypy and psychosis-spectrum symptoms remains poorly understood. Furthermore, molecular genetic substrates are poorly defined, largely due to the substantial resources required to collect rich phenotypic data across diverse populations. Sample sizes of phenotypic studies are often insufficient for advanced structural equation modeling approaches. In the last 50 years, efforts in both psychiatry and psychological science have moved toward (1) a dimensional model of psychopathology (eg, the current Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology [HiTOP] initiative), (2) an integration of methods and measures across traits and units of analysis (eg, the RDoC initiative), and (3) powerful, impactful study designs maximizing sample size to detect subtle genomic variation relating to complex traits (the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium [PGC])...
May 16, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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