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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723964/development-of-the-korean-adult-reading-test-kart-to-estimate-premorbid-intelligence-in-dementia-patients
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Dahyun Yi, Eun Hyun Seo, Ji Young Han, Bo Kyung Sohn, Min Soo Byun, Jun Ho Lee, Young Min Choe, Suzy Ahn, Jong Inn Woo, Jongho Jun, Dong Young Lee
We aimed to develop a word-reading test for Korean-speaking adults using irregularly pronounced words that would be useful for estimation of premorbid intelligence. A linguist who specialized in Korean phonology selected 94 words that have irregular relationship between orthography and phonology. Sixty cognitively normal elderly (CN) and 31 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) were asked to read out loud the words and were administered the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th edition, Korean version (K-WAIS-IV)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723929/clinical-utility-of-the-structured-observation-of-motor-performance-in-infants-within-the-child-health-services
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Kine Johansen, Kristina Persson, Karin Sonnander, Margaretha Magnusson, Anna Sarkadi, Steven Lucas
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of the Structured Observation of Motor Performance in Infants (SOMP-I) when used by nurses in routine child healthcare by analyzing the nurses' SOMP-I assessments and the actions taken when motor problems were suspected. METHOD: Infants from three child health centers in Uppsala County, Sweden, were consecutively enrolled in a longitudinal study. The 242 infants were assessed using SOMP-I by the nurse responsible for the infant as part of the regular well-child visits at as close to 2, 4, 6 and 10 months of age as possible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723610/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-29-ortho-vitros-5600-immunoassays-using-the-caliper-cohort-of-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Man Khun Chan, Joseph Macri, Khosrow Adeli
BACKGROUND: Accurate reference intervals (RIs) based on a healthy pediatric population are essential for pediatric test result interpretation. The CALIPER project has recruited a large healthy cohort and completed a series of a priori studies to address gaps in pediatric RIs. As immunoassays from different manufacturers for endocrine and special chemistry markers are not standardized and show marked intermethod differences, direct RI studies are needed for each major analytical platform...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722278/non-physician-health-care-workers-and-voluntary-blood-donation-an-ambiguous-relationship
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N Sousos, S Sfyridou, D Adamidou, T-A Vyzantiadis, M Karadosidou, A Filippou, T Karafoulidou, M Chouridi, S Theodoridou
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of voluntary blood donation (BD) among the non-physician health-care workers of our institution, to investigate the relationship between these parameters and to determine the predictors of BD practice. BACKGROUND: KAP surveys provide a popular context-specific evidence base for the development of blood transfusion services' strategies and interventions to promote voluntary, non-remunerated BD...
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722077/invasive-haemodynamic-evaluation-of-the-pulmonary-circulation-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Alberto Pagnamenta, Andrea Azzola, Maurice Beghetti, Frédéric Lador, On Behalf Of The Swiss Society Of Pulmonary Hypertension
The term pulmonary hypertension refers to a serious condition characterised by high pulmonary vascular pressure, mainly as a consequence of various cardiac and respiratory diseases. Current clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension considers five distinct groups. Transthoracic echocardiography represents the first and most important noninvasive screening tool for estimating the probability of pulmonary hypertension. The diagnostic approach to pulmonary hypertension is supported by a proposed algorithm, which identifies the underlying cause...
July 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721585/cyp701a26-is-characterized-as-an-ent-kaurene-oxidase-with-putative-involvement-in-maize-gibberellin-biosynthesis
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Hongjie Mao, Qinqin Shen, Qiang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the ent-kaurene oxidase (KO) involved in maize (Zea mays) gibberellin (GA) biosynthesis. RESULTS: Two putative KO genes were identified in maize based on the homologous alignment. Biochemical characterization indicated that one of them encoded a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (P450) CYP701A26, which reacted with ent-kaurene to form ent-kaurenoic acid, the key intermediate of GA biosynthesis. CYP701A26 showed constitutive expression in active growing tissues and no inducible expression, which led to putative designation of CYP701A26 as the ZmKO...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721313/2016-writing-contest-graduate-winner-cardiovascular-disease-training-for-community-health-workers-serving-native-hawaiians-and-other-pacific-peoples
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Chace DI Moleta, Mele A Look, Mililani K Trask-Batti, Tricia Mabellos, Marjorie L Mau
To help community health workers (CHW) meet increased demand for their services, it is essential to have data supported strategies for approaches to their training and capacity development. The objective of this paper is to report on the development, implementation, and evaluation of "Heart 101," a cardiovascular disease (CVD) training program, conducted among CHW in Hawai'i who serve Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples (NHPP). Principles from Community-Based Participatory Research provided a framework to develop and implement the 5-hour training curriculum...
July 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721099/sociodemographic-characteristics-of-nonparticipants-in-the-danish-colorectal-cancer-screening-program-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Mette Bach Larsen, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Morten Rasmussen, Lennart Friis-Hansen, Anders U Ovesen, Hans Bjarke Rahr, Berit Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Fecal occult blood tests are recommended for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Europe. Recently, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) has come into use. Sociodemographic differences between participants and nonparticipants may be less pronounced when using FIT as there are no preceding dietary restrictions and only one specimen is required. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between sociodemographic characteristics and nonparticipation for both genders, with special emphasis on those who actively unsubscribe from the program...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720687/transcriptional-profiling-reveals-functional-dichotomy-between-human-slan-non-classical-monocytes-and-myeloid-dendritic-cells
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Nathalie van Leeuwen-Kerkhoff, Kristina Lundberg, Theresia M Westers, Shahram Kordasti, Hetty J Bontkes, Tanja D de Gruijl, Malin Lindstedt, Arjan A van de Loosdrecht
Human 6-sulfo LacNac-positive (slan(+)) cells have been subject to a paradigm debate. They have previously been classified as a distinct dendritic cell (DC) subset. However, evidence has emerged that they may be more related to monocytes than to DCs. To gain deeper insight into the functional specialization of slan(+) cells, we have compared them with both conventional myeloid DC subsets (CD1c(+) and CD141(+)) in human peripheral blood (PB). With the use of genome-wide transcriptional profiling, as well as functional tests, we clearly show that slan(+) cells form a distinct, non-DC-like population...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720664/dynein-efficiently-navigates-the-dendritic-cytoskeleton-to-drive-the-retrograde-trafficking-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling-endosomes
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Swathi Ayloo, Pedro Guedes-Dias, Amy E Ghiretti, Erika L F Holzbaur
The efficient transport of cargoes within axons and dendrites is critical for neuronal function. While we have a basic understanding of axonal transport, much less is known about transport in dendrites. We employed an optogenetic approach to recruit motor proteins to cargo in real time within axons or dendrites in hippocampal neurons. Kinesin-1, a robust axonal motor, moves cargo less efficiently in dendrites. In contrast, cytoplasmic dynein efficiently navigates both axons and dendrites; in both compartments, dynamic microtubule plus-ends enhance dynein-dependent transport...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719507/the-relationship-between-chronic-pain-and-neurocognitive-function-a-systematic-review
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Diana M Higgins, Aaron M Martin, Dewleen G Baker, Jennifer J Vasterling, Victoria Risbrough
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the relationship between chronic pain and neurocognition has important implications for the assessment and treatment of pain. This paper provides an overview of the current literature examining the neurocognition-chronic pain relationship and suggests future avenues of research, along with a discussion of clinical implications of the literature findings. Consideration of potential moderators and mediators of this relationship, as well as a brief discussion of the importance of future research in special populations at particular risk for these problems, are also a focus of this paper...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718955/an-electrochemiluminescent-method-for-glutamate-measurement-in-small-microdialysate-samples-in-asphyxiated-young-rats
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Jorge Ortega-Ibarra, Silvia López-Pérez, Alberto Morales-Villagrán
Glutamate (Glu) quantification has been performed by a combination of intracerebral microdialysis through which the samples are obtained and analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); its measurement requires a large expenditure of time (15-30 min per sample) and special training. Therefore, an alternative method is presented here, based on the electrochemiluminescence produced by the use of an enzymatic reactor, containing glutamate-oxidase, mixed and incubated with microdialysate from dorsal striatum (DS) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) of young rats asphyxiated during the neonatal period, under a global asphyxia model in order to test this method...
July 18, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717416/feasibility-of-urinary-extracellular-vesicle-proteome-profiling-using-a-robust-and-simple-clinically-applicable-isolation-method
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Irene V Bijnsdorp, Olga Maxouri, Aarzo Kardar, Tim Schelfhorst, Sander R Piersma, Thang V Pham, Andre Vis, R Jeroen van Moorselaar, Connie R Jimenez
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by prostate cancer (PCa) cells contain specific biomarkers and can be isolated from urine. Collection of urine is not invasive, and therefore urinary EVs represent a liquid biopsy for diagnostic and prognostic testing for PCa. In this study, we optimised urinary EV isolation using a method based on heat shock proteins and compared it to gold-standard ultracentrifugation. The urinary EV isolation protocol using the Vn96-peptide is easier, time convenient (≈1.5 h) and no special equipment is needed, in contrast to ultracentrifugation protocol (>3...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716635/the-effects-of-strength-exercise-on-hippocampus-volume-and-functional-fitness-of-elderly-women
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Yun Sik Kim, Sang Keun Shin, Seung Baek Hong, Hak Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Various positive effects of exercise on elderly women have been identified in many studies. Despite the importance of preserving the health of brain as well as body, few studies have investigated the effects of strength exercise on the brain health of elderly women to date. This study aimed to identify the effects of 24weeks of the Growing Stronger program on hippocampus volume and functional fitness of elderly women. METHODS: Twenty elderly women aged over 65 participated in this study...
July 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716368/surgeons-and-surgical-trainees-acute-stress-in-real-operations-or-simulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Georgiou, Andreas Larentzakis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute stress in surgery is ubiquitous and has an immediate impact on surgical performance and patient safety. Surgeons react with several coping strategies; however, they recognise the necessity of formal stress management training. Thus, stress assessment is a direct need. Surgical simulation is a validated standardised training milieu designed to replicate real-life situations. It replicates stress, prevents biases, and provides objective metrics. The complexity of stress mechanisms makes stress measurement difficult to quantify and interpret...
July 14, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716103/cytotoxic-activity-of-extracts-and-crude-saponins-from-zanthoxylum-armatum-dc-against-human-breast-mcf-7-mda-mb-468-and-colorectal-caco-2-cancer-cell-lines
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Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najum Us Saqib, Abdul Waheed
BACKGROUND: Zanthoxylum armatum DC has been an important traditional plant known for its medicinal properties. It is well known for its antimicrobial, larvicidal and cytotoxic activities. METHODS: The potential anticancer effects of the methanol extract and the crude saponins from fruit, bark and leaves of Z. armatum on breast (MDA-MB-468 and MCF-7) and colorectal (Caco-2) cancer cell lines using MTT, neutral red uptake(NRU) and DAPI stain assays were evaluated...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716010/risk-scores-to-predict-decreased-glomerular-filtration-rate-at-10%C3%A2-years-in-an-asian-general-population
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Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara, Chagriya Kitiyakara
BACKGROUND: Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow targeted therapy to prevent future development of CKD. Risk scores for new CKD have been developed in US general populations, but the impact of various risks factors for development of CKD may differ in Asian subjects. In this study, we aimed to develop risk models and simplified risk scores to predict the development of decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at 10 years in an Asian general population using readily obtainable clinical and laboratory parameters...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714836/the-importance-of-the-evaluation-of-expectations-and-perceptions-to-improve-the-dental-service-quality
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Juliana Rocha, Andres Pinto, Marilia Batista, Janice Simpson de Paula, Glaucia Ambrosano
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of SERVQUAL to assess service quality in Dentistry, by evaluating patients' expectations and perceptions of dental care and their association to patients' sociodemographic data. Design/methodology/approach The sample constituted of 379 subjects in the first assessment and 155 in the second phase. All employees of the companies that were clients of the dental insurance participated, a total of four companies in two states (São Paulo and Minas Gerais) of Brazil...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714659/are-patients-referred-to-rehabilitation-diagnosed-accurately
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Piotr Tederko, Marek Krasuski, Izabella Nyka, Jerzy Mycielski, Beata Tarnacka
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of the leading health condition and comorbidities is a prerequisite for safe and effective rehabilitation. The problem of diagnostic errors in physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) has not been addressed sufficiently. The responsibility of a referring physician is to determine indications and contraindications for rehabilitation. AIM: To assess the rate of and risk factors for inaccurate referral diagnoses (RD) in patients referred to a rehabilitation facility...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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