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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108555/immune-dysregulation-may-contribute-to-disease-pathogenesis-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy-mice
#1
Marc-Olivier Deguise, Yves De Repentigny, Emily McFall, Nicole Auclair, Subash Sad, Rashmi Kothary
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has long been solely considered a neurodegenerative disorder. However, recent work has highlighted defects in many other cell types that could contribute to disease aetiology. Interestingly, the immune system has never been extensively studied in SMA. Defects in lymphoid organs could exacerbate disease progression by neuroinflammation or immunodeficiency. Smn depletion led to severe alterations in the thymus and spleen of two different mouse models of SMA. The spleen from Smn depleted mice was dramatically smaller at a very young age and its histological architecture was marked by mislocalization of immune cells in the Smn(2B/-) model mice...
January 19, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108059/self-views-in-social-anxiety-disorder-the-impact-of-cbt-versus-mbsr
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Matthew D Thurston, Philippe Goldin, Richard Heimberg, James J Gross
This study examines the impact of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy (CBGT) versus Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) versus Waitlist (WL) on self-views in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD). One hundred eight unmedicated patients with SAD were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of CBGT, MBSR, or WL, and completed a self-referential encoding task (SRET) that assessed self-endorsement of positive and negative self-views pre- and post-treatment. At baseline, 40 healthy controls (HCs) also completed the SRET...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107818/multiple-trait-structured-antedependence-model-to-study-the-relationship-between-litter-size-and-birth-weight-in-pigs-and-rabbits
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Ingrid David, Hervé Garreau, Elodie Balmisse, Yvon Billon, Laurianne Canario
BACKGROUND: Some genetic studies need to take into account correlations between traits that are repeatedly measured over time. Multiple-trait random regression models are commonly used to analyze repeated traits but suffer from several major drawbacks. In the present study, we developed a multiple-trait extension of the structured antedependence model (SAD) to overcome this issue and validated its usefulness by modeling the association between litter size (LS) and average birth weight (ABW) over parities in pigs and rabbits...
January 20, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107682/happy-faces-sad-faces-emotion-understanding-in-toddlers-and-preschoolers-with-language-impairments
#4
Carolien Rieffe, Carin H Wiefferink
BACKGROUND: The capacity for emotion recognition and understanding is crucial for daily social functioning. We examined to what extent this capacity is impaired in young children with a Language Impairment (LI). In typical development, children learn to recognize emotions in faces and situations through social experiences and social learning. Children with LI have less access to these experiences and are therefore expected to fall behind their peers without LI. METHOD: In this study, 89 preschool children with LI and 202 children without LI (mean age 3 years and 10 months in both groups) were tested on three indices for facial emotion recognition (discrimination, identification, and attribution in emotion evoking situations)...
January 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103711/the-experience-of-hospital-death
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Elise C Carey, Ann M Dose, Katherine M Humeniuk, Yichen C Kuan, Ashley D Hicks, Abigale L Ottenberg, Jon C Tilburt, Barbara Koenig
BACKGROUND: The quality of perimortem care received by patients who died at our hospitals was unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe the quality of hospital care experienced in the last week of life, as perceived by decedents' families. DESIGN: Telephone survey that included established measures and investigator-developed content. SETTING: Large, tertiary care center known for high-quality, cost-effective care. PARTICIPANTS: Family members of 104 patients who died in-hospital (10% of annual deaths) over the course of 1 year...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100219/increased-amygdala-reactivity-following-early-life-stress-a-potential-resilience-enhancer-role
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Tetsuya Yamamoto, Shigeru Toki, Greg J Siegle, Masahiro Takamura, Yoshiyuki Takaishi, Shinpei Yoshimura, Go Okada, Tomoya Matsumoto, Takashi Nakao, Hiroyuki Muranaka, Yumiko Kaseda, Tsuneji Murakami, Yasumasa Okamoto, Shigeto Yamawaki
BACKGROUND: Amygdala hyper-reactivity is sometimes assumed to be a vulnerability factor that predates depression; however, in healthy people, who experience early life stress but do not become depressed, it may represent a resilience mechanism. We aimed to test these hypothesis examining whether increased amygdala activity in association with a history of early life stress (ELS) was negatively or positively associated with depressive symptoms and impact of negative life event stress in never-depressed adults...
January 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098000/the-crisis-we-all-saw-coming
#7
Kevin Davies
The British Red Cross is absolutely right to talk about a humanitarian crisis in the NHS (news online, 6 January; see analysis page 12 ). This strong, emotive terminology is sadly accurate.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095496/opportunities-for-integrated-ecological-analysis-across-inland-australia-with-standardised-data-from-ausplots-rangelands
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Greg R Guerin, Ben Sparrow, Andrew Tokmakoff, Anita Smyth, Emrys Leitch, Zdravko Baruch, Andrew J Lowe
Australian rangelands ecosystems cover 81% of the continent but are understudied and continental-scale research has been limited in part by a lack of precise data that are standardised between jurisdictions. We present a new dataset from AusPlots Rangelands that enables integrative rangelands analysis due to its geographic scope and standardised methodology. The method provides data on vegetation and soils, enabling comparison of a suite of metrics including fractional vegetation cover, basal area, and species richness, diversity, and composition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095313/prefrontal-mediation-of-emotion-regulation-in-social-anxiety-disorder-during-laughter-perception
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Benjamin Kreifelts, Carolin Brück, Thomas Ethofer, Jan Ritter, Lena Weigel, Michael Erb, Dirk Wildgruber
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by negatively biased perception of social cues and deficits in emotion regulation. While negatively biased perception is thought to maintain social anxiety, emotion regulation represents an ability necessary to overcome both biased perception and social anxiety. Here, we used laughter as a social threat in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to identify cerebral mediators linking SAD with attention and interpretation biases and their modification through cognitive emotion regulation in the form of reappraisal...
January 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095004/correction-to-mandel-et-al-2015
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Reports an error in "Self-critical perfectionism and depressive and anxious symptoms over 4 years: The mediating role of daily stress reactivity" by Tobey Mandel, David M. Dunkley and Molly Moroz (Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2015[Oct], Vol 62[4], 703-717). (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2015-32534-001.) This study of 150 community adults examined heightened emotional reactivity to daily stress as a mediator in the relationships between self-critical (SC) perfectionism and depressive and anxious symptoms over a period of 4 years...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094637/praying-for-patients
#11
Julie Sutton, Nicola Macey
I feel sad for the nurse who was sacked for praying for a patient. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? What is wrong with offering to pray with patients? I pray this nurse finds a job where people appreciate her.
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094116/-a-qualitative-study-about-experiences-and-emotions-of-emergency-medical-technicians-and-out-of-hospital-emergency-nurses-after-performing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-resulting-in-death
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I Fernández-Aedo, I Pérez-Urdiales, S Unanue-Arza, Z García-Azpiazu, S Ballesteros-Peña
OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences, emotions and coping skills among emergency medical technicians and emergency nurses after performing out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres resulting in death. METHOD: An exploratory qualitative research was performed. Seven emergency medical technicians and six emergency nurses were selected by non-probability sampling among emergency medical system workers. The meetings took place up to information saturation, achieved after six individual interviews and a focal group...
January 13, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093300/surgeon-as-the-second-victim-results-of-the-boston-intraoperative-adverse-events-surgeons-attitude-bisa-study
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Kelsey Han, Jordan Bohnen, Thomas Peponis, Myriam Martinez, Anirudh Nandan, Daniel D Yeh, Jarone Lee, Marc Demoya, George Velmahos, Haytham Ma Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: An intraoperative adverse event (iAE) is often directly attributable to the surgeon's technical error and/or suboptimal intraoperative judgment. We aimed to examine the psychological impact of iAEs on surgeons as well as the surgeons' attitude regarding iAE reporting. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a web-based cross-sectional survey of all surgeons at three major teaching hospitals of the same university. The 29-item questionnaire was developed using a systematic closed and open approach focused on assessing the surgeons' 1) personal account of iAE incidence, 2) emotional response to iAEs, 3) available support systems and 4) perspective regarding the barriers to iAE reporting...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092789/facial-emotion-recognition-among-typically-developing-young-children-a-psychometric-validation-of-a-subset-of-nimstim-stimuli
#14
Lucy Barnard-Brak, Layla Abby, David M Richman, Steven Chesnut
We evaluated the psychometric properties of NimStim taking into account the effects of chronological age on the ability of typically developing young children (aged 2-6 years old) to recognize basic facial expressions (i.e., happy, sad, angry, and fearful). We also examined the psychometric sufficiency of NimStim under race-matched and -mismatched facial emotion stimuli. In the current study, race-matched stimuli referred to when children with African American backgrounds received African American faces to rate their emotions and vice versa for race-mismatched stimuli...
December 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090698/presentation-and-validation-of-the-duckees-child-and-adolescent-dynamic-facial-expressions-stimulus-set
#15
Nicole R Giuliani, John C Flournoy, Elizabeth J Ivie, Arielle Von Hippel, Jennifer H Pfeifer
The stimulus sets presently used to study emotion processing are primarily static pictures of individuals (primarily adults) making emotional facial expressions. However, the dynamic, stereotyped movements associated with emotional expressions contain rich information missing from static pictures, such as the difference between happiness and pride. We created a set of 1.1 s dynamic emotional facial stimuli representing boys and girls aged 8-18. A separate group of 36 individuals (mean [M] age = 19.5 years, standard deviation [SD] = 1...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088679/post-event-processing-in-social-anxiety-disorder-examining-the-mediating-roles-of-positive-metacognitive-beliefs-and-perceptions-of-performance
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Dubravka Gavric, David A Moscovitch, Karen Rowa, Randi E McCabe
BACKGROUND: Post-event processing (PEP) is defined as repetitive negative thinking following anxiety provoking social events. PEP is thought to maintain anxiety symptoms in Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) but little is known about the specific factors that contribute to the maintenance of PEP. AIMS: The current study investigated how perceptions of performance and positive metacognitive beliefs might contribute to the persistence of PEP. METHOD: Participants with SAD (n = 24) as well as anxious (n = 24) and healthy (n = 25) control participants completed a standardized social performance task in the lab...
January 4, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088506/linguistic-indicators-of-pain-catastrophizing-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
#17
Doerte U Junghaenel, Stefan Schneider, Joan E Broderick
: The present study examined markers of pain catastrophizing in the word use of patients with chronic pain. Patients (n = 71) completed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale and wrote about their life with pain. Quantitative word count analysis examined whether the essays contained linguistic indicators of catastrophizing. Bivariate correlations showed that catastrophizing was associated with greater use of first person singular pronouns, such as "I" (r = .27, p≤ .05) and pronouns referencing other people (r = 28, p≤ ...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088251/lucerastat-an-iminosugar-with-potential-as-substrate-reduction-therapy-for-glycolipid-storage-disorders-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-in-healthy-subjects
#18
N Guérard, O Morand, J Dingemanse
BACKGROUND: Lucerastat, an inhibitor of glucosylceramide synthase, has the potential to restore the balance between synthesis and degradation of glycosphingolipids in glycolipid storage disorders such as Gaucher disease and Fabry disease. The safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of oral lucerastat were evaluated in two separate randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single- and multiple-ascending dose studies (SAD and MAD, respectively) in healthy male subjects. METHODS: In the SAD study, 31 subjects received placebo or a single oral dose of 100, 300, 500, or 1000 mg lucerastat...
January 14, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087253/what-is-an-ideal-antibiotic-discovery-challenges-and-path-forward
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Sheo B Singh, Katherine Young, Lynn L Silver
An ideal antibiotic is an antibacterial agent that kills or inhibits the growth of all harmful bacteria in a host, regardless of site of infection without affecting beneficial gut microbes (gut flora) or causing undue toxicity to the host. Sadly, no such antibiotics exist. What exists are many effective Gram-positive antibacterial agents as well as broad-spectrum agents that provide treatment of certain Gram-negative bacteria but not holistic treatment of all bacteria. However effectiveness of all antibacterial agents is being rapidly eroded due to resistance...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087201/reduction-in-adolescent-depression-after-contact-with-mental-health-services-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-in-the-uk
#20
Sharon A S Neufeld, Valerie J Dunn, Peter B Jones, Tim J Croudace, Ian M Goodyer
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the association between service contact and subsequent mental health in adolescents is scarce, and previous findings are mixed. We aimed to longitudinally assess the extent to which depressive symptoms in adolescents change after contact with mental health services. METHODS: As part of a longitudinal cohort study, between April 28, 2005, and March 17, 2010, we recruited 1238 14-year-old adolescents and their primary caregivers from 18 secondary schools in Cambridgeshire, UK...
January 10, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
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