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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539304/emindlog-self-measurement-of-anxiety-and-depression-using-mobile-technology
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Thomas M Penders, Karl L Wuensch, Philip T Ninan
BACKGROUND: Quantifying anxiety and depressive experiences permits individuals to calibrate where they are and monitor intervention-associated changes. eMindLog is a novel self-report measure for anxiety and depression that is grounded in psychology with an organizing structure based on neuroscience. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore the psychometric properties of eMindLog in a nonclinical sample of subjects. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of eMindLog, a convenience sample of 198 adults provided informed consent and completed eMindLog and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) as a reference...
May 24, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527541/impact-of-chemoradiation-after-supra-or-infrahyoid-cancer-on-aerodynamic-subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Mohamad Khalife, Kathy Huet, Anne-Francoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the impact of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on speech and voice quality according to the anatomic localization of the head and neck cancer. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated by CRT for advanced suprahyoid (N = 17) or infrahyoid (N = 17) cancer were assessed for speech function, videolaryngostroboscopy, Voice Handicap Index, blinded Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, Strain, and Instability, acoustic measurements, and aerodynamic measurements...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499293/-current-audiological-diagnostics
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Sebastian Hoth, Izet Baljić
Today's audiological functional diagnostics is based on a stock of hearing tests, whose large number takes account of the variety of malfunctions of a complex sensory organ system and the necessity to examine it in a differentiated manner and at any age of life. The objective is to identify nature and origin of the hearing loss and to quantify its extent as far as necessary to dispose of the information needed to initiate the adequate medical (conservative or operational) treatment or the provision with technical hearing aids or prostheses...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493059/characterization-of-oatp1b3-and-oatp2b1-transporter-expression-in-the-islet-of-the-adult-human-pancreas
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Michelle Kim, Perri Deacon, Rommel G Tirona, Richard B Kim, Christopher L Pin, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Rennian Wang, Ute I Schwarz
Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are membrane proteins that mediate cellular uptake of structurally diverse endogenous and exogenous compounds, including bile salts, thyroid and sex hormones, pharmacological agents, and toxins. Roles of OATPs in human liver are well established. Our recent report suggested the presence of the hepatic transporter OATP1B3 in human β cells. The aim of this study was to better characterize cellular localization and interindividual variation in OATP1B3 expression in human adult islets as a function of age, sex, and pancreatic disease, and to assess the expression of other OATPs...
May 10, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484052/chronic-critical-illness-from-sepsis-is-associated-with-an-enhanced-tcr-response
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Farina Borken, Robby Markwart, Robert P Requardt, Katja Schubert, Michal Spacek, Miroslav Verner, Stefan Rückriem, André Scherag, Frank Oehmichen, Frank M Brunkhorst, Ignacio Rubio
Sepsis is characterized by a disproportionate host response to infection that often culminates in multiple organ failure. Current concepts invoke a deregulated immune reaction involving features of hyperinflammation, as well as protracted immune suppression. However, owing to the scarcity of human data, the precise origin of a long-term suppression of adaptive immunity remains doubtful. We report on an explorative clinical study of chronic critical illness (CCI) patients aimed at assessing the long-term consequences of sepsis on T cell function...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483184/electrodermal-screening-of-asthmatics-with-acugraph-4
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age 35.36 ± 8.68 years) and fifty similarly aged (34.11 ± 7.29 years) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476670/functional-diets-modulate-the-acute-phase-protein-response-in-oncorhynchus-mykiss-subjected-to-chronic-stress-and-challenged-with-vibrio-anguillarum
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Darlyng Castro-Osses, Crisleri Carrera-Naipil, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate, Ana Teresa Gonçalves
The acute phase response to pathogens alters the production of proinflammatory cytokines that, in turn, activate the synthesis of acute phase proteins. These proteins neutralize, prevent, and indicate tissue damage, thereby influencing the specific immune response and allowing the organism to regain homeostasis. Functional diets based in pre- and probiotics are used in aquaculture to improve fish health and resistance to diseases, but there is an information gap on the mechanisms involved in these effects and if these diets are efficient when fish are raised under high stocking densities...
May 2, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458222/river-ecosystem-processes-a-synthesis-of-approaches-criteria-of-use-and-sensitivity-to-environmental-stressors
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Daniel von Schiller, Vicenç Acuña, Ibon Aristi, Maite Arroita, Ana Basaguren, Alberto Bellin, Luz Boyero, Andrea Butturini, Antoni Ginebreda, Eleni Kalogianni, Aitor Larrañaga, Bruno Majone, Aingeru Martínez, Silvia Monroy, Isabel Muñoz, Momir Paunović, Olatz Pereda, Mira Petrovic, Jesús Pozo, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Daniel Rivas, Sergi Sabater, Francesc Sabater, Nikolaos Skoulikidis, Libe Solagaistua, Leonidas Vardakas, Arturo Elosegi
River ecosystems are subject to multiple stressors that affect their structure and functioning. Ecosystem structure refers to characteristics such as channel form, water quality or the composition of biological communities, whereas ecosystem functioning refers to processes such as metabolism, organic matter decomposition or secondary production. Structure and functioning respond in contrasting and complementary ways to environmental stressors. Moreover, assessing the response of ecosystem functioning to stressors is critical to understand the effects on the ecosystem services that produce direct benefits to humans...
April 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448731/differential-effects-of-circadian-typology-on-sleep-related-symptoms-physical-fatigue-and-psychological-well-being-in-relation-to-resilience
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Hong Jun Jeon, Young Rong Bang, Hye Youn Park, Seul A Kim, In-Young Yoon
Various physiological and psychological functions are influenced by circadian typology (CT), which was reported to be related to resilience. However, few studies have assessed the effects of CT in relation to resilience. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of CT on sleep-related symptoms, physical fatigue and psychological well-being in relation to resilience. The present study included a total of 1794 healthy hospital employees, and they completed the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale Abbreviated Version...
April 27, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441760/supplementation-with-a-polyphenol-rich-extract-perfload-%C3%A2-improves-physical-performance-during-high-intensity-exercise-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-trial
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Julien Cases, Cindy Romain, Cristian Marín-Pagán, Linda H Chung, José Miguel Rubio-Pérez, Caroline Laurent, Sylvie Gaillet, Emmanuelle Prost-Camus, Michel Prost, Pedro E Alcaraz
Workout capacity is energy-production driven. To produce peak metabolic power outputs, the organism predominantly relies more on anaerobic metabolism, but this undoubtedly has a negative and limiting impact on muscle function and performance. The aim of the study was to evaluate if an innovative polyphenol-based food supplement, PerfLoad(®), was able to improve metabolic homeostasis and physical performance during high-intensity exercises under anaerobic conditions. The effect of a supplementation has been investigated on fifteen recreationally-active male athletes during a randomized, double-blind and crossover clinical investigation...
April 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441430/short-telomere-length-is-associated-with-renal-impairment-in-japanese-subjects-with-cardiovascular-risk
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Kazuo Eguchi, Lawrence S Honig, Joseph H Lee, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
INTRODUCTION: Short telomere length has been suggested to be associated with atherosclerotic changes in Western populations. We examined the relationships between leukocyte telomere length and cardiovascular and renal function in a Japanese cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 770 subjects who each had at least one cardiovascular risk factor. The mean age was 59.5 ± 12.2 years; mean BMI was 25.1 ± 4.6 kg/m2. We measured leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by quantitative PCR (T/S ratio), and measured other biomarkers from blood and urine samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440648/fate-and-trophic-transfer-of-rare-earth-elements-in-temperate-lake-food-webs
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Marc Amyot, Meredith G Clayden, Gwyneth A MacMillan, Tania Perron, Alexandre Arscott-Gauvin
Many mining projects targeting rare earth elements (REE) are in development in North America, but the background concentrations and trophic transfer of these elements in natural environments have not been well characterized. We sampled abiotic and food web components in 14 Canadian temperate lakes unaffected by mines to assess the natural ecosystem fate of REE. Individual REE and total REE concentrations (sum of individual element concentrations, ΣREE) were strongly related with each other throughout different components of lake food webs...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434926/scoping-review-to-develop-common-data-elements-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Allen Heinemann, Jason Raad, Venu Akuthota, Neil Segal, Kristian P Nitsch, Monica Rho, Leighton Chan, Ellen Casey, Joel Press, Gwendolyn Sowa, Jennifer Moore
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Common Data Elements (CDE) represent an important tool for understanding and classifying health outcomes across settings. While CDE's have been developed for a number of disorders, to date CDEs for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) have not been fully developed. To facilitate the identification of CDEs and measures to assess them, this technical study leverages The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), peer-reviewed research, and a panel of experts to identify CDEs specific to LSS...
April 18, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434191/the-effect-of-parotid-gland-sparing-imrt-on-salivary-composition-flow-rate-and-xerostomia-measures
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Thomas M Richards, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Kevin J Harrington, Guy H Carpenter, Gordon B Proctor, Christopher M Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To describe parotid gland (PG) saliva organic and inorganic composition and flow rate changes, after curative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) and analyse the relationship between PG saliva analytes and xerostomia measures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-six patients recruited to five prospective phase 2 or 3 trials which assessed toxicity and efficacy of IMRT by HNC subsite, provided longitudinal PG salivas. Salivary flow rate, subjective and objective xerostomia measures were prospectively collected and salivas tested for inorganic and organic analytes...
April 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430717/multilateral-functional-alterations-of-human-neutrophils-in-sepsis-from-the-point-of-diagnosis-to-the-seventh-day
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Akira Endo, Miko Okamura, Shunsuke Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Otomo, Tomohiro Morio
Neutrophil functional changes caused by sepsis itself and their time-course variation have not been fully elucidated because previous studies targeted patients who had received therapeutic interventions. We explored the multilateral functions of circulating neutrophils in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock who had not yet undergone interventions, and followed their changes. Patients were treated based on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2012. Neutrophil functions were evaluated on days 0 (before therapeutic intervention), 3, and 7 in fifty-nine sepsis patients...
April 20, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415121/p1113relationship-between-left-atrium-and-hypertensive-retinopathy-in-patients-with-systemic-hypertension-a-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-based-study
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B Kanar, H S Kanar, A Karatay, M K Tigen
Background: The fundoscopic examination of hypertensive patients, which is an established hypertension-related target organ damage (TOD), tends to be underutilized in clinical practice. We sought to investigate the relationship between retinal alterations and left atrium (LA) volumes by means of real-time, three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE), which is the most pivotal predictor of diastolic dysfunction. Methods: Our population consisted of 88 consecutive essential hypertensive patients (age 59...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401633/functional-soil-metagenomics-elucidation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-degradation-potential-following-12-years-of-in-situ-bioremediation
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Márcia Duarte, Agnes Nielsen, Amélia Camarinha-Silva, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Thomas Bruls, Melissa L Wos-Oxley, Ruy Jauregui, Dietmar H Pieper
A culture-independent function-based screening approach was used to assess the microbial aerobic catabolome for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation of a soil subjected to 12 years of in situ bioremediation. A total of 422 750 fosmid clones were screened for key aromatic ring-cleavage activities using 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl as substrate. Most of the genes encoding ring-cleavage enzymes on the 768 retrieved positive fosmids could not be identified using primer-based approaches and, thus, 205 fosmid inserts were sequenced...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377150/developmental-changes-in-autonomic-responses-are-associated-with-future-reward-punishment-expectations-a-study-of-sympathetic-skin-responses-in-the-markov-decision-task
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Hiromi Hosaka, Kakuro Aoyagi, Yoshimi Kaga, Hideaki Kanemura, Kanji Sugita, Masao Aihara
OBJECTIVE: Autonomic nervous system activity is recognized as a major component of emotional responses. Future reward/punishment expectations depend upon the process of decision making in the frontal lobe, which is considered to play an important role in executive function. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between autonomic responses and decision making during reinforcement tasks using sympathetic skin responses (SSR). METHODS: Nine adult and 9 juvenile (mean age, 10...
April 1, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376835/indoor-air-pollution-and-its-association-with-poor-lung-function-microalbuminuria-and-variations-in-blood-pressure-among-kitchen-workers-in-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Amarnath Singh, Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran, Ritul Kamal, Vipin Bihari, Afzal Ansari, Parappurath Abdul Azeez, Prem Narain Saxena, Anil Kumar Ks, Altaf Hussain Khan
BACKGROUND: The present study is an attempt to explore the association between kitchen indoor air pollutants and physiological profiles in kitchen workers with microalbuminuria (MAU) in north India (Lucknow) and south India (Coimbatore). METHODS: The subjects comprised 145 control subjects, 233 kitchen workers from north India and 186 kitchen workers from south India. Information related to the personal and occupational history and health of the subjects at both locations were collected using a custom-made questionnaire...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366286/effect-of-paracetamol-acetaminophen-on-body-temperature-in-acute-stroke-a-meta-analysis
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Junjie Fang, Chensong Chen, Hongsen Cheng, Ren Wang, Linhao Ma
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of paracetamol (acetaminophen) on body temperature in acute stroke. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, Chinese BioMedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform were searched electronically. Relevant journals and references of studies included were hand-searched for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and controlled clinical trials (CCT) regarding the efficacy of paracetamol (acetaminophen) on body temperature in acute stroke...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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