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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921260/development-of-oral-flexible-tablet-oft-formulation-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-patients-a-novel-age-appropriate-formulation-platform
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Prabagaran Chandrasekaran, Ruckmani Kandasamy
Development of palatable formulations for pediatric and geriatric patients involves various challenges. However, an innovative development with beneficial characteristics of marketed formulations in a single formulation platform was attempted. The goal of this research was to develop solid oral flexible tablets (OFTs) as a platform for pediatrics and geriatrics as oral delivery is the most convenient and widely used mode of drug administration. For this purpose, a flexible tablet formulation using cetirizine hydrochloride as model stability labile class 1 and 3 drug as per the Biopharmaceutical Classification System was developed...
December 5, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921197/counselees-perspectives-of-genomic-counseling-following-online-receipt-of-multiple-actionable-complex-disease-and-pharmacogenomic-results-a-qualitative-research-study
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Kevin Sweet, Shelly Hovick, Amy C Sturm, Tara Schmidlen, Erynn Gordon, Barbara Bernhardt, Lisa Wawak, Karen Wernke, Joseph McElroy, Laura Scheinfeldt, Amanda E Toland, J S Roberts, Michael Christman
Genomic applications raise multiple challenges including the optimization of genomic counseling (GC) services as part of the results delivery process. More information on patients' motivations, preferences, and informational needs are essential to guide the development of new, more efficient practice delivery models that capitalize on the existing strengths of a limited genetic counseling workforce. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with a subset of counselees from the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative following online receipt of multiple personalized genomic test reports...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920900/polyelectrolyte-coating-on-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-interface-between-magnetic-core-and-biorelevant-media
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Etelka Tombácz, Katalin Farkas, Imre Földesi, Márta Szekeres, Erzsébet Illés, Ildikó Y Tóth, Daniel Nesztor, Tamás Szabó
Nanoparticles do not exist in thermodynamical equilibrium because of high surface free energy, thus they have only kinetic stability. Spontaneous changes can be delayed by designed surface coating. In biomedical applications, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) require an optimized coating in order to fulfil the expectation of medicine regulatory agencies and ultimately that of biocompatibility. In this work, we show the high surface reactivity of naked SPIONs due to ≡Fe-OH sites, which can react with H(+)/OH(-) to form pH- and ionic strength-dependent charges...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920193/light-intensity-of-5-or-20%C3%A2-lux-on-broiler-behavior-welfare-and-productivity
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Jean-Loup Rault, Katie Clark, Peter J Groves, Greg M Cronin
Light intensity can influence broiler behavior, but discrepancies in the scientific literature remain. Furthermore, few studies have investigated the welfare implications induced by varying light intensity. We investigated the effects of providing 5 or 20 lux light intensity on broiler behavior, welfare and productivity. A total of 1,872 Ross 308 broilers of mixed sex were studied across 2 replicates. Treatments began on d 8 with one of 2 light intensity levels: 5 lux or 20 lux, using LED lights on a 16L:8D photoperiod with 30 min sunrise and sunset periods...
December 5, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920096/structural-pathways-supporting-swift-acquisition-of-new-visuomotor-skills
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Ari E Kahn, Marcelo G Mattar, Jean M Vettel, Nicholas F Wymbs, Scott T Grafton, Danielle S Bassett
Human skill learning requires fine-scale coordination of distributed networks of brain regions linked by white matter tracts to allow for effective information transmission. Yet how individual differences in these anatomical pathways may impact individual differences in learning remains far from understood. Here, we test the hypothesis that individual differences in structural organization of networks supporting task performance predict individual differences in the rate at which humans learn a visuomotor skill...
December 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919650/association-between-dysfunction-of-upper-extremity-and-locomotive-syndrome-in-general-population
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Tsuyoshi Tajika, Atsushi Yamamoto, Noboru Oya, Chisa Okura, Satoshi Shinagawa, Takanori Kitagawa, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relation between self-assessment of upper extremity function and locomotive syndrome in a general population. METHODS: Using the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function (GLFS-25) test, 320 Japanese people (115 men, 205 women, mean age 67.6 years, 40-92 years) were evaluated for locomotive dysfunction. All had completed a self-administered questionnaire including items for sex, weight, height, dominant hand, and the degree of frequency of hand in ADL...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919511/metaphyseal-locking-plate-as-an-external-fixator-for-open-tibial-fracture-clinical-outcomes-and-biomechanical-assessment
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Ching-Hou Ma, Chin-Hsien Wu, Jiun-Ru Jiang, Yuan-Kun Tu, Ting-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of using a metaphyseal locking plate as a definitive external fixator for treating open tibial fractures based on biomechanical experiments and analysis of clinical results. METHODS: A metaphyseal locking plate was used as an external fixator in 54 open tibial fractures in 52 patients. The mean follow-up was 38 months (range, 20-52 months). Moreover, static axial compression and torsional tests were performed to evaluate the strength of the fixation techniques...
November 29, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919481/effect-of-slow-release-fampridine-on-muscle-strength-rate-of-force-development-functional-capacity-and-cognitive-function-in-an-enriched-population-of-ms-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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H B Jensen, J L Nielsen, M Ravnborg, U Dalgas, P Aagaard, E Stenager
DESIGN: This study was conducted as a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled parallel group trial preceded by open label enrichment phase. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were 1) to examine the effect of SR-Fampridine treatment on muscle strength in terms of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and rate of force development (RFD) of the lower extremities and 2) to replicate previously published data on the effect of slow release-Fampridine (SR-Fampridine) on the functional capacity of the lower limbs, the upper limb and cognitive function, in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS)...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919389/older-patients-use-of-technology-for-a-post-discharge-nutritional-intervention-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
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T Lindhardt, M H Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is frequent in older people and a precursor for morbidity and hospitalisation; furthermore low intake and weight loss during and after hospitalisation is well-described. Such patients are often excluded from technology projects on account of lack of skills. This is a barrier for their access to many current and future health care offers. OBJECTIVES: To test the acceptability, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of technology-supported energy- and protein-enforced homedelivered meals for older patients discharged from hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919293/perioperative-statin-therapy-in-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Alessandro Putzu, Bruno Capelli, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziano Cassina, Enrico Ferrari, Michele Gallo, Gabriele Casso, Giovanni Landoni
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest beneficial effects of perioperative statin therapy on postoperative outcome after cardiac surgery. However, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) show potential detrimental effects. The objective of this systematic review is to examine the association between perioperative statin therapy and clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to 1 November 2016 for RCTs of preoperative statin therapy versus placebo or no treatment in adult cardiac surgery...
December 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918908/likelihood-ratio-sequential-sampling-models-of-recognition-memory
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Adam F Osth, Simon Dennis, Andrew Heathcote
The mirror effect - a phenomenon whereby a manipulation produces opposite effects on hit and false alarm rates - is benchmark regularity of recognition memory. A likelihood ratio decision process, basing recognition on the relative likelihood that a stimulus is a target or a lure, naturally predicts the mirror effect, and so has been widely adopted in quantitative models of recognition memory. Glanzer, Hilford, and Maloney (2009) demonstrated that likelihood ratio models, assuming Gaussian memory strength, are also capable of explaining regularities observed in receiver-operating characteristics (ROCs), such as greater target than lure variance...
December 2, 2016: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918711/serum-cotinine-does-not-predict-neutralizing-antibodies-against-interferon-beta-in-an-austrian-ms-cohort
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Michael Auer, Harald Hegen, Thomas Luft, Gabriel Bsteh, Anna Fogdell-Hahn, Amy Loercher, Florian Deisenhammer
Previous epidemiologic studies showed an increased risk of neutralizing antibody (NAb) development against Interferon beta in multiple sclerosis patients who smoke. Cotinine is an easily detectable metabolite of nicotine and, therefore, can be used as an objective surrogate marker for smoking status. We measured cotinine levels in NAb-positive and NAb-negative patients to find a potential association of nicotine consumption and NAb development. Cotinine was measured in 37 patients with known smoking status and in 123 patients with unknown smoking status, all of whom were routinely tested for NAb...
December 2016: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918708/patient-specific-hip-fracture-strength-assessment-with-microstructural-mr-imaging-based-finite-element-modeling
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Chamith S Rajapakse, Alexandra Hotca, Benjamin T Newman, Austin Ramme, Shaleen Vira, Elizabeth A Kobe, Rhiannon Miller, Stephen Honig, Gregory Chang
Purpose To describe a nonlinear finite element analysis method by using magnetic resonance (MR) images for the assessment of the mechanical competence of the hip and to demonstrate the reproducibility of the tool. Materials and Methods This prospective study received institutional review board approval and fully complied with HIPAA regulations for patient data. Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. A nonlinear finite element analysis method was developed to estimate mechanical parameters that relate to hip fracture resistance by using MR images...
December 2, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918677/a-comparison-of-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-strength-vertical-jump-sprint-speed-and-change-of-direction-speed-in-academy-netball-players
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Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, Paul A Jones, Thomas Dos'Santos
PURPOSE: To investigate (a) the relationships between maximal isometric strength, vertical jump (VJ), sprint speed, and change of direction speed (CODS) in academy netball players, and (b) determine whether players who have high performance in isometric strength testing would demonstrate superior performance in VJ, sprint speed, and CODS measures. METHODS: Twenty-six young female netball players (age = 16.1 ± 1.2 years; height = 173.9 ± 5.7 cm; body mass = 66...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918670/combined-plyometric-strength-training-improves-ice-hockey-players-on-ice-sprint
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Torstein E Dæhlin, Ole C Haugen, Simen Haugerud, Ivana Hollan, Truls Raastad, Bent R Rønnestad
: Combined plyometric and strength training have previously been suggested as a strategy to improve skating performance in ice hockey players. However, the effects of combined plyometric and strength training has not been previously been compared to the effects of strength training only. PURPOSE: To compare the effects of combined plyometric and strength training on ice hockey players' skating sprint performance with strength training only. METHODS: Eighteen participants were randomly assigned to two groups that completed 5 strength-training sessions per week for 8 weeks...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918240/circadian-rhythm-effect-on-physical-tennis-performance-in-trained-male-players
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Álvaro López-Samanes, Diego Moreno-Pérez, José L Maté-Muñoz, Raúl Domínguez, Jesús G Pallarés, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez, Juan F Ortega
To determine the effect of circadian rhythm on neuromuscular responses and kinematics related to physical tennis performance, after a standardised warm-up, 13 highly competitive male tennis players were tested twice for serve velocity/accuracy (SVA), countermovement vertical jump (CMJ), isometric handgrip strength (IS), agility T-test (AGIL) and a 10-m sprint (10-m RUN). In a randomised, counter-balance order, tennis players underwent the test battery twice, either in the morning (i.e., AM; 9:00 h) and in the afternoon (i...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918188/the-effectiveness-of-couple-therapy-clinical-outcomes-in-a-naturalistic-united-kingdom-setting
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David Hewison, Polly Casey, Naomi Mwamba
Couple therapy outcomes tend to be judged by randomized controlled trial evidence, which comes primarily from the United States. United Kingdom and European outcome studies have tended to be naturalistic and there is a debate as to whether "laboratory" (RCT) studies are useful benchmarks for the outcomes of "clinic" (naturalistic) studies, not least because the therapies tested in the RCTs are hardly used in these settings. The current paper surveys the naturalistic studies in the literature and presents results from a U...
December 2016: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918181/comparing-vector-based-and-bayesian-memory-models-using-large-scale-datasets-user-generated-hashtag-and-tag-prediction-on-twitter-and-stack-overflow
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Clayton Stanley, Michael D Byrne
The growth of social media and user-created content on online sites provides unique opportunities to study models of human declarative memory. By framing the task of choosing a hashtag for a tweet and tagging a post on Stack Overflow as a declarative memory retrieval problem, 2 cognitively plausible declarative memory models were applied to millions of posts and tweets and evaluated on how accurately they predict a user's chosen tags. An ACT-R based Bayesian model and a random permutation vector-based model were tested on the large data sets...
December 2016: Psychological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918084/urinary-incontinence-in-older-women-the-role-of-body-composition-and-muscle-strength-from-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study
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Anne M Suskind, Peggy M Cawthon, Sanae Nakagawa, Leslee L Subak, Ilse Reinders, Suzanne Satterfield, Steve Cummings, Jane A Cauley, Tamara Harris, Alison J Huang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate prospective relationships between body composition and muscle strength with predominantly stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) in older women. DESIGN: Prospective community-dwelling observational cohort study (Health, Aging, and Body Composition study). PARTICIPANTS: Women initially aged 70 to 79 recruited from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Memphis, Tennessee (N = 1,475). MEASUREMENTS: Urinary incontinence was assessed using structured questionnaires...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917816/effect-of-ankaferd-blood-stopper-on-muscle-healing
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Murat Uygun, Osman Y Yavuz, İsmail Uraş, İbrahim G Duman, Hacer Haltaş, Mahmut Kömürcü
PURPOSE: Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS), which is a standardized mixture of herbal extracts obtained from five plants, has been proven as an efficient hemostatic agent and is still used in emergency situations. It is not known exactly if decreased bleeding has positive or negative effects on muscle healing and fibrosis, so the purpose of this study was to test the effect of ABS on muscle healing and morphology. METHODS: A total of 66 outbred Wistar rats were divided into three control and three experimental subgroups...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
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