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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227889/shape-memory-alloy-smart-knee-spacer-to-enhance-knee-functionality-model-design-and-finite-element-analysis
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Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Paresh Sharma, Vasundhra Bhandari, A Bhargavi Rani, Arvind Gautam, Dwaipayan Biswas, Miguel A Callejas, Amit Acharyya
In this paper we introduce Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) for designing the tibial part of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) by exploiting the shape-memory and pseudo-elasticity property of the SMA (e.g. NiTi). This would eliminate the drawbacks of the state-of-the art PMMA based knee-spacer including fracture, sustainability, dislocation, tilting, translation and subluxation for tackling the Osteoarthritis especially for the aged people of 45-plus or the athletes. In this paper a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model using SolidWorks for the knee-spacer is presented based on the proposed SMA adopting the state-of-the art industry-standard geometry that is used in the PMMA based spacer design...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227396/supervised-multimodal-fusion-and-its-application-in-searching-joint-neuromarkers-of-working-memory-deficits-in-schizophrenia
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Shile Qi, Vince D Calhoun, Theo G M van Erp, Eswar Damaraju, Juan Bustillo, Yuhui Du, Jessica A Turner, Daniel H Mathalon, Judith M Ford, James Voyvodic, Bryon A Mueller, Aysenil Belger, Sarah Mc Ewen, Steven G Potkin, Adrian Preda, F Birn, Tianzi Jiang, Jing Sui, Shile Qi, Vince D Calhoun, Theo G M van Erp, Eswar Damaraju, Juan Bustillo, Yuhui Du, Jessica A Turner, Daniel H Mathalon, Judith M Ford, James Voyvodic, Bryon A Mueller, Aysenil Belger, Sarah McEwen, Steven G Potkin, Adrian Preda, F Birn, Tianzi Jiang, Jing Sui
Multimodal fusion is an effective approach to better understand brain disease. To date, most current fusion approaches are unsupervised; there is need for a multivariate method that can adopt prior information to guide multimodal fusion. Here we proposed a novel supervised fusion model, called "MCCAR+jICA", which enables both identification of multimodal co-alterations and linking the covarying brain regions with a specific reference signal, e.g., cognitive scores. The proposed method has been validated on both simulated and real human brain data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225507/high-hemoglobin-a1c-and-diabetes-predict-memory-decline-in-the-health-and-retirement-study
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Jessica R Marden, Elizabeth R Mayeda, Eric J Tchetgen Tchetgen, Ichiro Kawachi, M Maria Glymour
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an established risk factor for dementia, but evidence for T2D and memory decline is less consistent. Understanding how T2D and blood glucose relate to memory decline is crucial to elucidating the mechanisms linking T2D and dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 8888 Health and Retirement Study participants aged 50+, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was measured in either 2006 or 2008 and physician's diagnosis of diabetes was self-reported in the same year...
January 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224452/younger-and-older-adults-collaborative-recall-of-shared-and-unshared-emotional-pictures
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Sarah J Barber, Jaime J Castrellon, Philipp Opitz, Mara Mather
Although a group of people working together recalls more items than any one individual, they recall fewer unique items than the same number of people working apart whose responses are combined. This is known as collaborative inhibition, and it is a robust effect that occurs for both younger and older adults. However, almost all previous studies documenting collaborative inhibition have used stimuli that were neutral in emotional valence, low in arousal, and studied by all group members. In the current experiments, we tested the impact of picture-stimuli valence, picture-stimuli arousal, and information distribution in modulating the magnitude of collaborative inhibition...
February 21, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223681/effect-of-smoking-on-cognitive-functioning-in-young-saudi-adults
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Shahid Bashir, Faisal Alghamd, Ahmed Alhussien, Meshal Alohali, Abdullah Alatawi, Tariq Almusned, Syed Shahid Habib
BACKGROUND Smoking is the predominant form of tobacco consumption and is growing worldwide, particularly in the younger generation in the Middle-East. We aimed to determine the effects of tobacco smoking on cognitive functions among young Saudi adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS We recruited a group of cigarette smokers (N=22) and a group of controls (non-smokers) (N=30) from apparently healthy male volunteers aged 18-29 years. Cognitive function was assessed by using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
February 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223512/glucosylceramide-synthase-inhibition-alleviates-aberrations-in-synucleinopathy-models
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S Pablo Sardi, Catherine Viel, Jennifer Clarke, Christopher M Treleaven, Amy M Richards, Hyejung Park, Maureen A Olszewski, James C Dodge, John Marshall, Elina Makino, Bing Wang, Richard L Sidman, Seng H Cheng, Lamya S Shihabuddin
Mutations in the glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA) confer a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and other synucleinopathies, resulting in a lower age of onset and exacerbating disease progression. However, the precise mechanisms by which mutations in GBA increase PD risk and accelerate its progression remain unclear. Here, we investigated the merits of glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) inhibition as a potential treatment for synucleinopathies. Two murine models of synucleinopathy (a Gaucher-related synucleinopathy model, Gba(D409V/D409V) and a A53T-α-synuclein overexpressing model harboring wild-type alleles of GBA, A53T-SNCA mouse model) were exposed to a brain-penetrant GCS inhibitor, GZ667161...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222823/effects-of-age-working-memory-and-word-order-on-passive-sentence-comprehension-evidence-from-a-verb-final-language
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Jee Eun Sung, Jae Keun Yoo, Soo Eun Lee, Bora Eom
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of working-memory (WM) capacity on age-related changes in abilities to comprehend passive sentences when the word order was systematically manipulated. METHODS: A total of 134 individuals participated in the study. The sentence-comprehension task consisted of the canonical and non-canonical word-order conditions. A composite measure of WM scores was used as an index of WM capacity. RESULTS: Participants exhibited worse performance on sentences with non-canonical word order than canonical word order...
February 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222561/validation-of-the-standardized-touchscreen-assessment-of-cognition-with-neurotypical-adults
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Sarah E Wallace, Elena Donoso Brown, Andrea D Fairman, Koren Beardshall, Anna Olexsovich, Alicia Taylor, James B Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Portable electronic devices are increasingly being used for clinical assessment of individuals with cognitive deficits. Prior to implementation of tablet-based assessments, comparison with other standard measures is needed. OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to compare an iPad administered cognitive assessment known as the Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition (STAC) to the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test (CLQT) and the Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota (CAM)...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222528/comparing-approaches-to-optimize-cut-off-scores-for-short-cognitive-screening-instruments-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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Rónán O'Caoimh, Yang Gao, Anton Svendovski, Paul Gallagher, Joseph Eustace, D William Molloy
BACKGROUND: Although required to improve the usability of cognitive screening instruments (CSIs), the use of cut-off scores is controversial yet poorly researched. OBJECTIVE: To explore cut-off scores for two short CSIs: the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment (Qmci) screen, describing adjustments in scores for diagnosis (MCI or dementia), age (≤, >75 years), and education (<, ≥12 years), comparing two methods: the maximal accuracy approach, derived from receiver operating characteristic curves, and Youden's Index...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222522/intranasal-insulin-transport-is-preserved-in%C3%A2-aged-samp8-mice-and-is-altered-by-albumin-and-insulin-receptor-inhibition
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Elizabeth M Rhea, Samantha R Humann, Surabhi Nirkhe, Susan A Farr, John E Morley, William A Banks
Insulin delivered to the level of the cribriform plate (intranasal insulin) is being investigated for its ability to enhance memory in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent work has shown intranasal insulin can be detected in young CD-1 mice within 5 min and is still present 60 min after injection. The current study determined whether intranasal insulin transport and the subsequent brain distribution of insulin varies in young, healthy mice (CD-1) compared to those with an AD-like phenotype (aged SAMP8) or those pre-disposed to develop such a phenotype (young SAMP8)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222519/genetic-stratification-to-identify-risk-groups-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Riccardo E Marioni, Archie Campbell, Saskia P Hagenaars, Reka Nagy, Carmen Amador, Caroline Hayward, David J Porteous, Peter M Visscher, Ian J Deary
Stratification by genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) may help identify groups with the greatest disease risk. Biological changes that cause late-onset AD are likely to occur years, if not decades prior to diagnosis. Here, we select a subset of the Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study cohort in a likely preclinical age-range of 60-70 years (subset n = 3,495 with cognitive and genetic data). We test for cognitive differences by polygenic risk scores for AD. The polygenic scores are constructed using all available SNPs, excluding those within a 500 kb distance of the APOE locus...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222508/chronic-lithium-treatment-in-a-rat-model-of-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-depletion-effects-on-memory-impairment-and-neurodegeneration
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Francesca Gelfo, Debora Cutuli, Annalisa Nobili, Paola De Bartolo, Marcello D'Amelio, Laura Petrosini, Carlo Caltagirone
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder with multifactorial etiopathogenesis, characterized by progressive loss of memory and other cognitive functions. A fundamental neuropathological feature of AD is the early and severe brain cholinergic neurodegeneration. Lithium is a monovalent cation classically utilized in the treatment of mood disorders, but recent evidence also advances a beneficial potentiality of this compound in neurodegeneration. Interestingly, lithium acts on several processes whose alterations characterize the brain cholinergic impairment at short and long term...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222506/synaptic-compensation-as-a-probable-cause-of-prolonged-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-implications-from-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-the-disease
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Narjes Baazaoui, Michael Flory, Khalid Iqbal
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a slow, progressive neurodegenerative disease in which cognitive decline takes place over a period of several years with a very variable period of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and, in some cases, relatively long period before progression to dementia. The cognitive deficit during MCI is probably due to neuronal loss, an intermediate level of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and synaptosis, which is interrupted with a transient compensatory increase. We found impairment in reference memory accompanied by a decrease in the expression of synaptophysin, β-III tubulin, and MAP2 and a trend for GluR1, at 12 weeks of age in 3xTg-AD mice (hAPPSwe, P301L tau, PS1 [M146V] knock-in), a widely used transgenic model of AD...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222339/everyday-memory-impairment-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-caused-by-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Patrícia Rzezak, Ellen Marise Lima, Ana Carolina Gargaro, Erica Coimbra, Silvia de Vincentiis, Tonicarlo Rodrigues Velasco, João Pereira Leite, Geraldo F Busatto, Kette D Valente
OBJECTIVE: Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have episodic memory impairment. Memory has rarely been evaluated using an ecologic measure, even though performance on these tests is more related to patients' memory complaints. We aimed to measure everyday memory of patients with TLE-HS to age- and gender-matched controls. METHODS: We evaluated 31 patients with TLE-HS and 34 healthy controls, without epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, using the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT), Visual Reproduction (WMS-III) and Logical Memory (WMS-III)...
February 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222075/a-pilot-study-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-intervention-for-breast-cancer-survivors
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Heather Becker, Ashley M Henneghan, Deborah L Volker, Sabrina Q Mikan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To test combining a group intervention to build self-efficacy for using compensatory strategies and lifestyle adjustments with brain-training practice to improve cognition.
. DESIGN: A quasiexperimental design.
. SETTING: Texas Oncology, a community oncology practice in Austin.
. SAMPLE: 20 women aged 35-65 years, who had finished chemotherapy at least three months before the study, were within five years of completing all treatment, and had self-reported cognitive concerns...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221821/enhanced-neural-activation-with-blueberry-supplementation-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Erin L Boespflug, James C Eliassen, Jonathan A Dudley, Marcelle D Shidler, Wilhelmina Kalt, Suzanne S Summer, Amanda L Stein, Amanda N Stover, Robert Krikorian
OBJECTIVES: Preclinical studies have shown that blueberry supplementation can improve cognitive performance and neural function in aged animals and have identified associations between anthocyanins and such benefits. Preliminary human trials also suggest cognitive improvement in older adults, although direct evidence of enhancement of brain function has not been demonstrated. In this study, we investigated the effect of blueberry supplementation on regional brain activation in older adults at risk for dementia...
February 21, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221187/identification-associated-factors-and-prognosis-of-symptom-clusters-in-taiwanese-patients-with-heart-failure
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Tsuey-Yuan Huang, Debra K Moser, Shiow-Li Hwang
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) have multiple distressing symptoms that are associated with poor outcomes. These symptoms do not occur in isolation from each other but likely occur as discrete clusters that may prove helpful to clinicians trying to counsel patients about symptom monitoring and management. Defining common symptom clusters and determining the associations between symptom clusters and outcomes may improve patient management. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to define symptom clusters and their association with event-free survival in terms of cardiac hospitalization and all-cause mortality in patients with HF...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221056/memory-support-strategies-and-bundles-a-pathway-to-improving-cognitive-therapy-for-depression
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Lu Dong, Jason Y Lee, Allison G Harvey
OBJECTIVE: Therapist use of memory support (MS) alongside treatment-as-usual, with the goal of enhancing patient recall of treatment contents, has been of recent interest as a novel pathway to improve treatment outcome. The memory support intervention (MSI) involves treatment providers' using 8 specific MS strategies to promote patient memory for treatment. The present study examines to what extent therapist use of MS strategies and bundles improves patient recall of treatment contents and treatment outcome...
March 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220933/the-development-of-implicit-memory-from-infancy-to-childhood-on-average-performance-levels-and-interindividual-differences
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Isabel A Vöhringer, Thorsten Kolling, Frauke Graf, Sonja Poloczek, Ina Fassbender, Claudia Freitag, Bettina Lamm, Janina Suhrke, Johanna Teiser, Manuel Teubert, Heidi Keller, Arnold Lohaus, Gudrun Schwarzer, Monika Knopf
The present multimethod longitudinal study aimed at investigating development and stability of implicit memory during infancy and early childhood. A total of 134 children were followed longitudinally from 3 months to 3 years of life assessing different age-appropriate measures of implicit memory. Results from structural equation modeling give further evidence that implicit memory is stable from 9 months of life on, with earlier performance predicting later performance. Second, it was found that implicit memory is present from early on, and no age-related improvements are found from 3 months on...
February 21, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220095/don-t-lose-your-brain-at-work-the-role-of-recurrent-novelty-at-work-in-cognitive-and-brain-aging
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Jan Oltmanns, Ben Godde, Axel H Winneke, Götz Richter, Claudia Niemann, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Klaus Schömann, Ursula M Staudinger
Cognitive and brain aging is strongly influenced by everyday settings such as work demands. Long-term exposure to low job complexity, for instance, has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning and regional gray matter (GM) volume. Brain and cognition, however, are also characterized by plasticity. We postulate that the experience of novelty (at work) is one important trigger of plasticity. We investigated the cumulative effect of recurrent exposure to work-task changes (WTC) at low levels of job complexity on GM volume and cognitive functioning of middle-aged production workers across a time window of 17 years...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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