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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149692/acute-stress-affects-prospective-memory-functions-via-associative-memory-processes
#1
Ágnes Szőllősi, Péter Pajkossy, Gyula Demeter, Szabolcs Kéri, Mihály Racsmány
Recent findings suggest that acute stress can improve the execution of delayed intentions (prospective memory, PM). However, it is unclear whether this improvement can be explained by altered executive control processes or by altered associative memory functioning. To investigate this issue, we used physical-psychosocial stressors to induce acute stress in laboratory settings. Then participants completed event- and time-based PM tasks requiring the different contribution of control processes and a control task (letter fluency) frequently used to measure executive functions...
November 14, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137989/does-tms-on-v3-block-conscious-visual-perception
#2
Niina Salminen-Vaparanta, Mika Koivisto, Victor Vorobyev, Kati Alakurtti, Antti Revonsuo
Primary visual cortex (V1) and extrastriate V2 are necessary for the emergence of visual consciousness, but the effects of involvement of extrastriate V3 on visual consciousness is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the causal role of V3 in visual consciousness in humans. We combined neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with a computational model of the TMS-induced electric field to test whether or not the intact processing of visual input in V3, like in V1 and V2, is necessary for conscious visual perception...
November 11, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135649/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-the-presented-evidence-to-support-symptomatic-hypovolemic-associated-eah-is-not-convincing
#3
Tamara Hew-Butler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133330/improving-best-practise-for-patients-receiving-hospital-discharge-letters-a-realist-review-protocol
#4
Katharine Weetman, Geoffrey Wong, Emma Scott, Stephanie Schnurr, Jeremy Dale
INTRODUCTION: Discharge documents are important for transferring information from hospitals to the referring clinician; in the UK and many countries, this is often the patient's general practitioner or family physician. However, patients may or may not receive their discharge letters, and whether patients should routinely receive discharge letters remains unclear. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The review will consolidate evidence on patients receiving discharge letters through the theory-driven approach of a realist review...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132693/relationship-between-visual-outcomes-and-retinal-fluid-resorption-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-edema-treated-with-ranibizumab
#5
B Penaud, F Fajnkuchen, O Levy, G Chaine, A Giocanti-Auregan
PURPOSE: We assessed the relationship between visual acuity (VA) recovery and a qualitative criterion - complete retinal fluid resorption (CRFR) - among patients treated with ranibizumab for diabetic macular edema (DME) METHODS: All consecutive diabetic patients with central DME received a loading dose of 3 monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.5mg, followed by retreatments on an as-needed basis as determined by monthly follow-up. Patients were divided into 3 groups: CRFR (defined as a CRT <300μm and restoration of the foveolar pit) with BCVA≤70 letters (group 1: G1), CRFR with BCVA>70 letters (20/40) (G2), and persistent retinal fluid throughout the follow-up (G3)...
November 10, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130440/development-and-pilot-evaluation-of-a-novel-theory-based-intervention-to-encourage-help-seeking-for-adult-hearing-loss
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Gabrielle H Saunders, Melissa T Frederick, ShienPei C Silverman, Claus Nielsen, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
BACKGROUND: Health behavior theories can provide an understanding of hearing health behaviors and, more importantly, can be used to develop theoretically based strategies to change these health behaviors. PURPOSE: To develop a theory-based brief intervention to increase help-seeking for adult hearing loss and to conduct a pilot study to evaluate its feasibility, effectiveness, and impact on hearing beliefs and behaviors. RESEARCH DESIGN: An intervention was designed that could be easily administered by a health-care provider who does not have expertise in audiology-such as a primary care physician, community nurse, or social worker...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128978/on-the-influence-of-informational-content-and-key-response-effect-mapping-on-implicit-learning-and-error-monitoring-in-the-serial-reaction-time-srt-task
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Jascha Rüsseler, Thomas F Münte, Daniel Wiswede
The present experiment was designed to enhance our understanding of how response effects with varying amounts of useful information influence implicit sequence learning. We recorded event-related brain potentials, while participants performed a modified version of the serial reaction time task (SRTT). In this task, participants have to press one of four keys corresponding to four letters on a computer screen. Unknown to participants, in some parts of the experimental blocks, the stimuli appear in a repetitive (structured) deterministic sequence, whereas in other parts, stimuli were determined randomly...
November 11, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127949/effect-of-adding-dexamethasone-to-continued-ranibizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-persistent-diabetic-macular-edema-a-drcr-network-phase-2-randomized-clinical-trial
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Raj K Maturi, Adam R Glassman, Danni Liu, Roy W Beck, Abdhish R Bhavsar, Neil M Bressler, Lee M Jampol, Michele Melia, Omar S Punjabi, Hani Salehi-Had, Jennifer K Sun
Importance: Some eyes have persistent diabetic macular edema (DME) following anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy for DME. Subsequently adding intravitreous corticosteroids to the treatment regimen might result in better outcomes than continued anti-VEGF therapy alone. Objective: To compare continued intravitreous ranibizumab alone with ranibizumab plus intravitreous dexamethasone implant in eyes with persistent DME. Design, Setting, and Participants: Phase 2 multicenter randomized clinical trial conducted at 40 US sites in 129 eyes from 116 adults with diabetes between February 2014 and December 2016...
November 11, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127879/role-of-the-right-inferior-parietal-cortex-in-auditory-selective-attention-an-rtms-study
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Corinne A Bareham, Stanimira D Georgieva, Marc R Kamke, David Lloyd, Tristan A Bekinschtein, Jason B Mattingley
Selective attention is the process of directing limited capacity resources to behaviourally relevant stimuli while ignoring competing stimuli that are currently irrelevant. Studies in healthy human participants and in individuals with focal brain lesions have suggested that the right parietal cortex is crucial for resolving competition for attention. Following right-hemisphere damage, for example, patients may have difficulty reporting a brief, left-sided stimulus if it occurs with a competitor on the right, even though the same left stimulus is reported normally when it occurs alone...
October 16, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127516/vision-and-visual-history-in-elite-near-elite-level-cricketers-and-rugby-league-players
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Brendan T Barrett, Jonathan C Flavell, Simon J Bennett, Alice G Cruickshank, Alex Mankowska, Julie M Harris, John G Buckley
BACKGROUND: The importance of optimal and/or superior vision for participation in high-level sports remains the subject of considerable clinical research interest. Here, we examine the vision and visual history of elite/near-elite cricketers and rugby-league players. METHODS: Stereoacuity (TNO), colour vision, and distance (with/without pinhole) and near visual acuity (VA) were measured in two cricket squads (elite/international-level, female, n = 16; near-elite, male, n = 23) and one professional rugby-league squad (male, n = 20)...
November 10, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125246/history-of-the-discovery-of-the-mode-of-transmission-of-yellow-fever-virus
#11
Alan N Clements, Ralph E Harbach
This essay documents and examines the historical circumstances and events surrounding the discovery of the mode of transmission of yellow fever virus in Cuba. Close scrutiny of the articles published by Walter Reed and his colleagues in 1900, 1901 and 1902 reveals their limitations as historic documents. Fortunately, other sources of information from that period survive in letters and documents written by individuals involved in the quest for the mode of transmission. Examination and comparison of those sources of information unveiled a fascinating story which reveals that misunderstandings engendered by published articles accorded merit where it was not fully due...
December 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116615/immunity-to-attentional-capture-at-ignored-locations
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Eric Ruthruff, Nicholas Gaspelin
Certain stimuli have the power to rapidly and involuntarily capture spatial attention against our will. The present study investigated whether such stimuli capture spatial attention even when they appear in ignored regions of visual space. In other words, which force is more powerful: attentional capture or spatial filtering? Participants performed a spatial cuing task, searching for a letter target defined by color (e.g., green) and then reporting that letter's identity. Two of the four search locations were always irrelevant...
November 7, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116584/use-of-50-50-premixed-insulin-analogs-in-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-and-clinical-recommendations
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Gary Deed, Gary Kilov, Trisha Dunning, Richard Cutfield, Jane Overland, Ted Wu
INTRODUCTION: Premixed insulin analogs represent an alternative to basal or basal-bolus insulin regimens for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). "Low-mix" formulations with a low rapid-acting to long-acting analog ratio (e.g., 25/75) are commonly used, but 50/50 formulations (Mix50) may be more appropriate for some patients. We conducted a systematic literature review to assess the efficacy and safety of Mix50, compared with low-mix, basal, or basal-bolus therapy, for insulin initiation and intensification...
December 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111357/relevance-of-dorsolateral-and-frontotemporal-cortex-on-the-phonemic-verbal-fluency-a-fnirs-study
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Martin J Herrmann, Anna K Horst, Sophia Löble, Mira T Möll, Andrea Katzorke, Thomas Polak
Non-invasive brain stimulation is widely used to investigate and manipulate specific brain functions to broaden knowledge about healthy people, and also to provide for a potential treatment option for people with various psychopathological disorders that do not adequately benefit from traditional treatments. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully investigated yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether we could alter the brain activity during a test for executive functioning...
October 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105871/cost-effectiveness-of-personal-tailored-risk-information-and-taster-sessions-to-increase-the-uptake-of-the-nhs-stop-smoking-services-the-start2quit-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Qi Wu, Hazel Gilbert, Irwin Nazareth, Stephen Sutton, Richard Morris, Irene Petersen, Simon Galton, Steve Parrott
AIMS: To assess the cost-effectiveness of a two-component intervention designed to increase attendance at the NHS Stop Smoking Services (SSSs) in England. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial (Start2quit). SETTING: NHS SSS and general practices in England. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 4,384 smokers aged 16 or over identified from medical records in 99 participating practices, who were motivated to quit and had not attended the SSS in the previous 12 months...
November 4, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104188/marie-stopes-s-wonderful-rhythm-charts-normalizing-the-natural
#16
Laura Doan
Historians of sexuality credit marital advice with disseminating a modern discourse of the sexual, as developed by sexologists who understood sex as normal or abnormal. Marie Stopes did not reproduce their findings but drew on the methods of biometricians in attempting to normalize the natural. Thinking about Stopes's methods in discerning a naturally occurring curve of normal female sex-impulses in relation to Havelock Ellis points to constraints in his production of the normal. The article traces the impact of Stopes's attempt to measure desire by analyzing letters from her readers who became partners in the great scientific project of normalization...
2017: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101008/use-of-a-neural-net-to-model-the-impact-of-optical-coherence-tomography-abnormalities-on-vision-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#17
Tariq M Aslam, Haider R Zaki, Sajjad Mahmood, Zaria C Ali, Nur A Ahmad, Mariana R Thorell, Konstantinos Balaskas
PURPOSE: To develop a neural network for the estimation of visual acuity from optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration and to demonstrate its use to model the impact of specific controlled OCT changes on vision. DESIGN: Artificial Intelligence (neural network) study. METHODS: We assessed 1400 OCT scans of patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration (AMD). 15 physical features for each eligible OCT as well as patient age were used as input data and corresponding recorded visual acuity as the target data to train, validate and test a supervised neural network...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098514/parents-reading-history-as-an-indicator-of-risk-for-reading-difficulties
#18
A Giménez, A Ortiz, M López-Zamora, A Sánchez, J L Luque
Children from families whose members have reading impairments are found to be poorer performers, take less advantage of instruction, and require more time to reach the reading level of children whose relatives are good readers. As a family's reading history may not be available, a self-report of reading abilities is used to identify children's background. In this paper, we explored the contribution of phonological, literacy, and linguistic abilities and reported parental reading abilities to predict reading achievement at the end of the school year in a Spanish sample...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Dyslexia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097353/-a-phenomenal-person-and-doctor-thank-you-letters-to-medical-care-providers
#19
Talya Miron-Shatz, Stefan Becker, Franklin Zaromb, Alexander Mertens, Avi Tsafrir
BACKGROUND: Thank you letters to physicians and medical facilities are an untapped resource, providing an invaluable glimpse into what patients notice and appreciate in their care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze such thank you letters as posted on the Web by medical institutions to find what patients and families consider to be good care. In an age of patient-centered care, it is pivotal to see what metrics patients and families apply when assessing their care and whether they grasp specific versus general qualities in their care...
November 2, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097048/comparison-of-self-reported-data-on-student-doctor-network-to-objective-data%C3%A2-of-the-national-resident-matching-program
#20
Karna Sura, Lynn D Wilson, Inga S Grills
PURPOSE: To compare matching outcomes between self-reporting on Student Doctor Network (SDN) and objective data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from SDN starting in the 2010 to 2011 academic year and extending to the 2015 to 2016 academic year. A total of 193 radiation oncology applicants had reported data during the period. A total of four applicants (2.1%) did not match and were excluded from the analysis...
October 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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