MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHA Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Professor, Depts of Medicine, Cell Biology and Pharmacology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine, … Continue reading →
The post Autoimmune Antibodies Can Lead To EKG Abnormalities and Ventricular Arrhythmias appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHADirector of the Cardiovascular Research Program. (2015) Autoimmune Antibodies Can Lead To EKG Abnormalities and Ventricular Arrhythmias. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Liana C. Del Gobbo, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University Boston MA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Del Gobbo: Heart … Continue reading →
The post Modest Lifestyle Changes May Markedly Reduce Heart Failure Risk appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Liana C. Del Gobbo, PhDPostdoctoral Research Fellow. (2015) Modest Lifestyle Changes May Markedly Reduce Heart Failure Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Paul M. Sethi, MD Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Greenwich, CT MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sethi: Propionibacterium acnes is one of the most significant pathogens in shoulder surgery; the cost of a single … Continue reading →
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Paul M. Sethi, MD, & Orthopaedic . (2015) Benzoyl Peroxide May Reduce Risk of P.acnes Infection After Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
The term placebo effect describes an improvement in the condition of a patient after being given a placebo--an inert substance (e.g. sugar pill) the patient expects may hold some benefit for him. The placebo effect has long been recognized as an unavoidable aspect of medical treatment. Physicians before the 1950s often took advantage of this knowledge by giving patients treatments like bread pills or injections of water with the understanding that patients had a tendency to feel better when they........ Read more »
Wager, T., & Atlas, L. (2015) The neuroscience of placebo effects: connecting context, learning and health. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16(7), 403-418. DOI: 10.1038/nrn3976
Most parents don’t want to think about their children as depressed, but that can be a deadly mistake. Short of clinical diagnosis through cost prohibitive therapy, there is no real way to tell if a child is at risk for depression. However, according to new research from Binghamton University , how much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years.... Read more »
Burkhouse, K., Siegle, G., Woody, M., Kudinova, A., & Gibb, B. (2015) Pupillary Reactivity to Sad Stimuli as a Biomarker of Depression Risk: Evidence From a Prospective Study of Children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000072
While filleting a bass I found a dead snake inside, when the fish was caught it was a healthy fighting fish. My question is: Is it safe to eat the fish? Thanks,
You better believe that this e-mail caught my attention. It reminded me of this letter about whether it was safe to eat a fish that had been bitten by a Cottonmouth. In that case, I probably would not eat the fish. But, I did... Read more »
R. Arbaugh, T. Arbaugh., & D. A. Steen. (2015) Nerodia fasciata (Southern Watersnake). Predation. Herpetological Review. info:/
If you already think everything at the bottom of the ocean is slightly terrifying, Iosactis vagabunda won't change your mind. It's transparent, can tunnel underground, and hunts animals 15 times its size. And scientists are now realizing that there might be way, way more of these roaming killers than they'd previously thought.
Iosactis vagabunda lives on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, a seabed southwest of Ireland that ranges from 4,000 to nearly 5,000 meters deep. The species was alread........ Read more »
Durden, J., Bett, B., & Ruhl, H. (2015) The hemisessile lifestyle and feeding strategies of Iosactis vagabunda (Actiniaria, Iosactiidae), a dominant megafaunal species of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 72-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.04.010
One the early things I was taught in my neuroscience training was that new-onset visual hallucinations need to be assessed for medical or "organic causes".Auditory hallucinations were felt to be more characteristic of schizophrenia.One medical disorder linked to visual hallucinations is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). DLB is second to Alzheimer's disease in producing neurodegenerative dementia. Visual hallucinations is a hallmark of DLB and is found in up to 70% of clinical samples with th........ Read more »
Heitz C, Noblet V, Cretin B, Philippi N, Kremer L, Stackfleth M, Hubele F, Armspach JP, Namer I, & Blanc F. (2015) Neural correlates of visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies. Alzheimer's research , 7(1), 6. PMID: 25717349
Two studies that investigate the effectiveness of activity trackers.... Read more »
Diaz K, Krupka D, Chang M, Peacock J, Ma Y, Goldsmith J, Schwartz J, & Davidson K. (2015) Fitbit®: An accurate and reliable device for wireless physical activity tracking. International Journal of Cardiology, 138-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.038
Ferguson T, Rowlands A, Olds T, & Maher C. (2015) The validity of consumer-level, activity monitors in healthy adults worn in free-living conditions: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-015-0201-9
Human error is now the leading cause of plane crashes, and one of the principal factors that provokes pilots to make mistakes is stress. Some pilots cope heroically in the face of stress, such as Chesley Sullenberger who steered his plane and passengers to safety, landing on the Hudson river after a double engine failure. Others fare less well, with sometimes fatal results. Knowing in advance how pilots will respond to stressful situations is therefore of paramount of importance to flight safety........ Read more »
Vine, S., Uiga, L., Lavric, A., Moore, L., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., & Wilson, M. (2014) Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety, Stress, , 28(4), 467-477. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2014.986722
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jason Ong, Ph.D., CBSM Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Program Rush University Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Insomnia is … Continue reading →
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D, & Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Many Patients With Insomnia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Owens: The leading cause of death in the USA and worldwide … Continue reading →
The post Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
To assess the value of spirituality, this article aims to give a clear, imaginable and humble impression of spirituality research. It describes research of spiritual practices, which are practiced by people of multiple religious affiliations and even by irreligious people.... Read more »
Vickhoff, B., Malmgren, H., Åström, R., Nyberg, G., Ekström, S., Engwall, M., Snygg, J., Nilsson, M., & Jörnsten, R. (2013) Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00334
de Ridder D, Kroese F, Adriaanse M, & Evers C. (2014) Always gamble on an empty stomach: hunger is associated with advantageous decision making. PloS one, 9(10). PMID: 25340399
Friese M, Schweizer L, Arnoux A, Sutter F, & Wänke M. (2014) Personal prayer counteracts self-control depletion. Consciousness and cognition, 90-5. PMID: 25277947
Bhasin MK, Dusek JA, Chang BH, Joseph MG, Denninger JW, Fricchione GL, Benson H, & Libermann TA. (2013) Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways. PloS one, 8(5). PMID: 23650531
Ybarra O, Burnstein E, Winkielman P, Keller MC, Manis M, Chan E, & Rodriguez J. (2008) Mental exercising through simple socializing: social interaction promotes general cognitive functioning. Personality , 34(2), 248-59. PMID: 18212333
"Parents of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] living in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 were more likely to be on sick leave, not in the labor force, or earning low income when compared to parents who did not have a child with ASD and these results remained after adjusting for familial socioeconomic factors and parental psychiatric care."That was the rather grim conclusion reached by Miranda McEvilly and colleagues  (open-access) following their analysis of families taking........ Read more »
McEvilly M, Wicks S, & Dalman C. (2015) Sick Leave and Work Participation Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Stockholm Youth Cohort: A Register Linkage Study in Stockholm, Sweden. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 25697737
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous … Continue reading →
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Wen-Qing Li Ph.D, & Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. (2015) Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer Centre for Experimental Medicine (formerly Centre for Vision and Vascular Science) Institute of Clinical Science Block Belfast Northern Ireland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer, & Centre for Experimental Medicine. (2015) Diabetic Macular Edema Linked To Hyperlipidemia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain anti-histamine or anti-depressant medications. Dr. Boutjdir is also director of the Cardiac Research Program at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System.... Read more »
Yue, Y., Castrichini, M., Srivastava, U., Fabris, F., Shah, K., Li, Z., Qu, Y., El-Sherif, N., Zhou, Z., January, C.... (2015) Pathogenesis of the Novel Autoimmune-Associated Long QT Syndrome. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.009800
Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice which can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that almost one in four psychiatric patients in Ontario hospitals are restrained using control interventions, such as chairs that prevent rising, wrist restraints, seclusion rooms or acute con........ Read more »
Mah, T., Hirdes, J., Heckman, G., & Stolee, P. (2015) Use of control interventions in adult in-patient mental health services. Healthcare Management Forum, 28(4), 139-145. DOI: 10.1177/0840470415581230
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah C. MacDonald, BS Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?Response: Approximately 0.3-0.5% of all pregnancies are in women with epilepsy. While individual studies … Continue reading →
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Sarah C. MacDonald, BSHarvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. (2015) Women With Epilepsy At Much High Risk Of Death During Delivery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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Neuroimaging data collected from a group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of […]... Read more »
Palombo, D., McKinnon, M., McIntosh, A., Anderson, A., Todd, R., & Levine, B. (2015) The Neural Correlates of Memory for a Life-Threatening Event: An fMRI Study of Passengers From Flight AT236. Clinical Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/2167702615589308
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