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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314478/navigating-systems-ideas-for-health-practice-towards-a-common-learning-device
#1
Martin Reynolds, Eric Sarriot, Robert Chad Swanson, Evan Rusoja
Systems thinking and reference to complexity science have gained currency in health sector practice and research. The extent to which such ideas might represent a mere passing fad or might more usefully be mobilized to tackle wicked problems in health systems is a concern underpinning this paper. Developing the usefulness of the systems idea requires appreciating how systems ideas are used essentially as constructs conceptually bounded by practitioners. Systems are used for purposes of understanding and engaging the reality of health issues, with the intent of transforming the reality into one that is more manageable, equitable, and sustainable...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307083/in-thai-nationals-the-apoe4-allele-affects-multiple-domains-of-neuropsychological-biobehavioral-and-social-functioning-thereby-contributing-to-alzheimer-s-disorder-while-the-apoe3-allele-protects-against-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-psychosocial-deficits
#2
Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Thitiporn Supasitthumrong, Solaphat Hemrunroj, Chavit Tunvirachaisakul, Phenphichcha Chuchuen, Natnicha Houngngam, Thiti Snabboon, Ittipol Tawankanjanachot, Yuthachai Likitchareon, Kamman Phanthumchindad, Michael Maes
The apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 (ApoE4) allele is the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disorder (AD) and is associated with semantic and episodic memory deficits. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between ApoE alleles (E2, E3, E4) and genotypes and neuropsychological tests, behavioral functions, and dementia symptoms as assessed using Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD). This study included 60 patients with Alzheimer's disorder (AD), 60 with mild cognitive disorder (MCI), and 62 normal volunteers...
January 6, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306739/impact-of-enquiry-based-learning-ebl-on-student-midwife-praxis
#3
Anita Byrne, Jennifer McNeill, Katherine Rogers, Sam Porter
Midwifery training in Ireland moved to Higher Education in 2006. This shift established a physical and educational separation of theory and practice. The adoption of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) by one Irish midwifery education institution attempted to address this division. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) has the potential to develop student reflexivity and evidence assimilation across the career-span and may therefore enhance student praxis. EBL has been championed as an example of an educational model that supports praxis, helping to create competent practitioners through the use of authentic learning scenarios that address the theory practice divide...
December 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283668/mindful-activism-embracing-the-complexities-of-international-border-crossings
#4
Kathryn L Norsworthy
I am one of many psychologists from the minority world, or Global North, who regularly travel to the Global South, or majority world, to engage in activist research and practice. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial frameworks, this testimonio discusses tensions and complexities that arise in these transnational border crossings, particularly given the current internationalization movement in U.S. psychology. A testimonio is a first-person narrative of experiences with oppression, resilience, and empowerment, that can "re-script history ...
December 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274848/mirror-neuron-system-activation-in-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder-a-replication-functional-mri-study
#5
J E Reynolds, J Billington, S Kerrigan, J Williams, C Elliott, A M Winsor, L Codd, M Bynevelt, M K Licari
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesised that abnormal functioning of the mirror neuron system (MNS) may lead to deficits in imitation and the internal representation of movement, potentially contributing to the motor impairments associated with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). AIMS: Using fMRI, this study examined brain activation patterns in children with and without DCD on a finger adduction/abduction task during four MNS activation states: observation; motor imagery; execution; and imitation...
December 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260041/cognitive-functions-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-hiv-infection-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-assessment-using-community-screening-interview-for-dementia
#6
T A Sumonu, F Imarhiagbe, L F Owolabi, O A Ogunrin, M A Komolafe, O S Ilesanmi
Introduction: Neurocognitive dysfunction is a detrimental complication of HIV infection. In this study we attempt to characterize the pattern of cognitive dysfunction in a sample of Nigerian patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection. Methods: We conducted a prospective study in which 50 patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection were studied along with 50 normal control subjects. The participants were evaluated with the medical history, general, physical and neurological examination...
December 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248684/involvement-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-in-stress-resistance-of-microbial-cells-biotechnological-consequences-and-applications
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Stanislav Obruca, Petr Sedlacek, Martin Koller, Dan Kucera, Iva Pernicova
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are polyesters accumulated by numerous prokaryotes as storage materials; they attract attention as "green" alternatives to petrochemical plastics. Recent research has demonstrated that their biological role goes beyong their storage function, since they presence in cytoplasm enhances stress resistance of microorganisms. To address these complex functions, this review summarizes the protective effects of PHA for microrganisms; the involvement of PHA in stress resistance is discussed also from a praxis-oriented perspective...
December 14, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247294/rcbf-and-cognitive-impairment-changes-assessed-by-spect-and-adas-cog-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-after-18%C3%A2-months-of-treatment-with-the-cholinesterase-inhibitors-donepezil-or-galantamine
#8
Yukihiko Shirayama, Michio Takahashi, Yasunori Oda, Kouhei Yoshino, Koichi Sato, Toshiyuki Okubo, Masaomi Iyo
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) differs substantially from early-onset AD. In this cross sectional study we investigated brain perfusion changes after 18 months of treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil or galantamine. Twenty-five drug-naïve late-onset AD patients were recruited from outpatient clinics. We examined brain perfusion using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and used three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection (3D-SSP) and the stereotactic extraction estimation method (SEE) level 3 to analyze classified gyrus level segments...
December 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225339/early-speech-development-in-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-limited-by-oral-praxis-and-hypotonia
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Angela T Morgan, Leenke van Haaften, Karen van Hulst, Carol Edley, Cristina Mei, Tiong Yang Tan, David Amor, Simon E Fisher, David A Koolen
Communication disorder is common in Koolen de Vries syndrome (KdVS), yet its specific symptomatology has not been examined, limiting prognostic counselling and application of targeted therapies. Here we examine the communication phenotype associated with KdVS. Twenty-nine participants (12 males, 4 with KANSL1 variants, 25 with 17q21.31 microdeletion), aged 1.0-27.0 years were assessed for oral-motor, speech, language, literacy, and social functioning. Early history included hypotonia and feeding difficulties...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198273/the-neuropsychology-of-movement-and-movement-disorders-neuroanatomical-and-cognitive-considerations
#10
Kathleen Y Haaland, Richard P Dum, Pratik K Mutha, Peter L Strick, Alexander I Tröster
This paper highlights major developments over the past two to three decades in the neuropsychology of movement and its disorders. We focus on studies in healthy individuals and patients, which have identified cognitive contributions to movement control and animal work that has delineated the neural circuitry that makes these interactions possible. We cover advances in three major areas: (1) the neuroanatomical aspects of the "motor" system with an emphasis on multiple parallel circuits that include cortical, corticostriate, and corticocerebellar connections; (2) behavioral paradigms that have enabled an appreciation of the cognitive influences on the preparation and execution of movement; and (3) hemispheric differences (exemplified by limb praxis, motor sequencing, and motor learning)...
October 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197216/early-cognitive-structural-and-microstructural-changes-in-presymptomatic-c9orf72-carriers-younger-than-40-years
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Anne Bertrand, Junhao Wen, Daisy Rinaldi, Marion Houot, Sabrina Sayah, Agnès Camuzat, Clémence Fournier, Sabrina Fontanella, Alexandre Routier, Philippe Couratier, Florence Pasquier, Marie-Odile Habert, Didier Hannequin, Olivier Martinaud, Paola Caroppo, Richard Levy, Bruno Dubois, Alexis Brice, Stanley Durrleman, Olivier Colliot, Isabelle Le Ber
Importance: Presymptomatic carriers of chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) mutation, the most frequent genetic cause of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, represent the optimal target population for the development of disease-modifying drugs. Preclinical biomarkers are needed to monitor the effect of therapeutic interventions in this population. Objectives: To assess the occurrence of cognitive, structural, and microstructural changes in presymptomatic C9orf72 carriers...
December 2, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189302/sex-differences-in-neuropsychological-test-performance-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-the-influence-of-the-apoe-genotype
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Maria Tensil, Johannes B Hessler, Maria Gutsmiedl, Lina Riedl, Timo Grimmer, Janine Diehl-Schmid
BACKGROUND: Only few studies exist reporting sex differences in the Alzheimer disease (AD) patients regarding cognitive profile, brain damage, and risk factors. The present study investigated the influence of sex in combination with the Alzheimer risk allele, ε4-allele of apolipoprotein E, on cognitive performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the effect of sex and ApoE genotype on a range of neuropsychological markers from the German version of the Consortium to Establish a Registry in Alzheimer's Disease Neuropsychological Battery in a monocentric study of 399 AD patients...
November 17, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168437/high-ace-low-wage-workers-occupational-health-nursing-research-and-praxis-through-a-trauma-informed-lens
#13
Marie-Anne Rosemberg, Laura Gultekin, Michelle Pardee
Individuals with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) disproportionately have poor mental and physical health outcomes. These experiences affect individuals across the life span extending beyond health with deleterious impact on work-related outcomes. Low-wage workers are particularly at risk. Social service and health organizations are becoming aware of the extent to which the populations they serve have been affected by these experiences. Employment support programs may serve high-ACE individuals but likely are unaware of their histories and the developmental or health deficits that result and can impinge on successful employment...
November 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149993/label-free-determination-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-in-human-whole-blood-at-nanomolar-levels-by-magnetically-assisted-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#14
Zuzana Chaloupková, Anna Balzerová, Jitka Bařinková, Zdenka Medříková, Pavel Šácha, Petr Beneš, Václav Ranc, Jan Konvalinka, Radek Zbořil
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men and can in its later stages cause serious medical problems. Due to the limited suitability of current diagnostic biochemical markers, new biomarkers for the detection of prostate cancer are highly sought after. An ideal biomarker should serve as a reliable prognostic marker, be applicable for early diagnosis, and be applicable for monitoring of therapeutic response. One potential candidate is glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII), also known as prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), which has a promising role for direct imaging...
January 2, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128429/practice-report-bericht-aus-der-praxis-an-exploration-of-peer-tutor-roles-and-recruitment-at-german-medical-schools
#15
Simone Alvarez, Jobst-Hendrik Schultz
BACKGROUND: Almost all medical faculties in Germany actively employ peer tutors. However, little is known about the roles these tutors play from a faculty point of view. Also, there are only few descriptions of the tutor recruitment and selection processes. METHODS: 32 of the medical faculties in Germany, where tutors are used in the training of medical students, were asked to provide information on the role and recruitment of tutors by means of a partially standardized questionnaire...
November 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121516/comparing-motor-performance-praxis-coordination-and-interpersonal-synchrony-between-children-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
#16
Maninderjit Kaur, Sudha M Srinivasan, Anjana N Bhat
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have basic motor impairments in balance, gait, and coordination as well as autism-specific impairments in praxis/motor planning and interpersonal synchrony. Majority of the current literature focuses on isolated motor behaviors or domains. Additionally, the relationship between cognition, symptom severity, and motor performance in ASD is unclear. We used a comprehensive set of measures to compare gross and fine motor, praxis/imitation, motor coordination, and interpersonal synchrony skills across three groups of children between 5 and 12 years of age: children with ASD with high IQ (HASD), children with ASD with low IQ (LASD), and typically developing (TD) children...
January 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119763/-systematic-review-of-safeness-and-therapeutic-efficacy-of-cannabis-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-neuropathic-pain-and-in-oncological-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Laura Amato, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Elena Parmelli, Rosella Saulle, Fabio Cruciani, Simona Vecchi, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: medical cannabis refers to the use of cannabis or cannabinoids as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. In the United States, 23 states and Washington DC (May 2015) have introduced laws to permit the medical use of cannabis. Within the European Union, medicinal cannabis laws and praxis vary wildly between Countries. OBJECTIVES: to provide evidence for benefits and harms of cannabis (including extracts and tinctures) treatment for adults in the following indications: control of spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis; control of pain in patients with chronic neuropathic pain; control of nausea and vomiting in adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110613/a-biomarker-combining-imaging-and-neuropsychological-assessment-for-tracking-early-alzheimer-s-disease-in-clinical-trials
#18
Nishant Verma, S Natasha Beretvas, Belen Pascual, Joseph C Masdeu, Mia K Markey, The Alzheimer S Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
BACKGROUND: Combining optimized cognitive (Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale, ADAS-Cog) and atrophy markers of Alzheimer's disease for tracking progression in clinical trials may provide greater sensitivity than currently used methods, which have yielded negative results in multiple recent trials. Furthermore, it is critical to clarify the relationship among the subcomponents yielded by cognitive and imaging testing, to address the symptomatic and anatomical variability of Alzheimer's disease...
November 6, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094260/comparison-among-recommendations-for-the-management-of-arterial-hypertension-issued-by-last-us-canadian-british-and-european-guidelines
#19
Christina Antza, Ioannis Doundoulakis, Stella Stabouli, Vasilios Kotsis
Guidelines for the management of hypertension have been issued by different hypertension societies or organizations. Despite many similarities one can identify major differences in the diagnosis, management and treatment of the hypertensive patients among ESH/ESC, NICE, Canadian and NJC8 guidelines. Differences that can be identified are in the definition of hypertension in the elderly population, the optimal blood pressure targets in different hypertensive populations such as patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease patients and the choose of the initial and appropriate antihypertensive agent depending on comorbidities of the treated population...
November 1, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075217/sensory-processing-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-or-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-the-home-and-classroom-contexts
#20
Pilar Sanz-Cervera, Gemma Pastor-Cerezuela, Francisco González-Sala, Raúl Tárraga-Mínguez, Maria-Inmaculada Fernández-Andrés
Children with neurodevelopmental disorders often show impairments in sensory processing (SP) and higher functions. The main objective of this study was to compare SP, praxis and social participation (SOC) in four groups of children: ASD Group (n = 21), ADHD Group (n = 21), ASD+ADHD Group (n = 21), and Comparison Group (n = 27). Participants were the parents and teachers of these children who were 5-8 years old (M = 6.32). They completed the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) to evaluate the sensory profile, praxis and SOC of the children in both the home and classroom contexts...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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