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  • February 27, 2015
  • 04:37 AM
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Hyperprolactinemia and risperidone use in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The findings reported by Yaowaluck Hongkaew and colleagues [1] (open-access) on prolactin levels being "positively and significantly associated with risperidone dose" in cases of children and adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the point of discussion today.Prolactin by the way, is the hormone most commonly associated with stimulating breast development and milk production in women. To quote from the US National Institute of Health (NIH) entry on prolactin: "There is ........ Read more »

Hongkaew Y, Ngamsamut N, Puangpetch A, Vanwong N, Srisawasdi P, Chamnanphon M, Chamkrachchangpada B, Tan-Kam T, Limsila P, & Sukasem C. (2015) Hyperprolactinemia in Thai children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder treated with risperidone. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 191-6. PMID: 25653528  

  • February 26, 2015
  • 05:39 PM
  • 16 views

Research Aims To Understand Heart Failure In Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dawn Pedrotty, MD, PhD Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship University of Pennsylvania MedicalResearch: What is the background for this review? What are the main findings? Dr. Pedrotty: Heart failure (HF) is the most common cause for hospitalization among patients … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dawn Pedrotty, MD, PhD. (2015) Research Aims To Understand Heart Failure In Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 04:05 PM
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Women With Atrial Fibrillation At Greater Risk Of Stroke Than Men

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gregory YH Lip MD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow), DFM, FACC, FESC Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, Aalborg University, Denmark; Aston Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences City Hospital Birmingham England UK Medical … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Gregory YH Lip MD, FRCP (. (2015) Women With Atrial Fibrillation At Greater Risk Of Stroke Than Men. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 03:38 PM
  • 13 views

Children’s Diet Not Affected By Healthy Supermarket in Previous ‘Food Desert’

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Department of Population Health; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Population Health NYU School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Elbel: … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH. (2015) Children's Diet Not Affected By Healthy Supermarket in Previous 'Food Desert'. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 03:26 PM
  • 13 views

1% of US Population Accounts for Over 22% of Health Care Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Steven B. Cohen, Ph.D. Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Rockville, Maryland 20850 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Cohen: Health care expenditures represent more than … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Steven B. Cohen, Ph.D. (2015) 1% of US Population Accounts for Over 22% of Health Care Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 03:04 PM
  • 47 views

Dr. Frankenstein might be impressed, the human head transplant

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sure it sounds like something from the book Frankenstein, but Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer’s American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to attach a human donor body to a head.... Read more »

  • February 26, 2015
  • 09:21 AM
  • 12 views

Young Women With Heart Attack May Have Confusing Symptoms

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH Associate Professor (with tenure) Chair, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology Yale School of Public Health New Haven, CT 06520-803 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH. (2015) Young Women With Heart Attack May Have Confusing Symptoms. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 08:58 AM
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ADHD Linked To Increased Risk of Accidents and Premature Death

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Søren Dalsgaard National Centre for Register-based Research Aarhus University Denmark Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: This is the first large-scale prospective study of all-cause-mortality in people … Continue reading →... Read more »

Dr Søren Dalsgaard, National Centre for Register-based Research, & Aarhus University Denmark. (2015) ADHD Linked To Increased Risk of Accidents and Premature Death. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 07:46 AM
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Scientists Complete First Steps Toward Making Sperm and Eggs From Skin Stem Cells

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jacob (Yaqub) Hanna  M.D. Ph.D. Kimmel Investigator | NYSCF Robertson Investigator The Department of Molecular Genetics Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel MedicalResearch: Could this be helpful for any individual with infertility problems?  Dr Hanna: Our research is focused on taking … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jacob (Yaqub) Hanna M.D. Ph.D. (2015) Scientists Complete First Steps Toward Making Sperm and Eggs From Skin Stem Cells. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 07:28 AM
  • 14 views

Hand Function Restored By Bionic Reconstruction

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Aidan Roche MBBS, PhD, BEng and Prof Oskar C Aszmann MD Director of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Restoration of Extremity Function Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Surgery Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Aidan Roche MBBS, PhD, BEng and, & Prof Oskar C Aszmann MD. (2015) Hand Function Restored By Bionic Reconstruction. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 26, 2015
  • 02:43 AM
  • 33 views

Carnitine and autism continued

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper from everyone's favourite Saudi - Egyptian autism research tag-team that is Gehan Mostafa and Laila AL-Ayadhi [1] (open-access) on plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids and serum carnitine levels in a cohort of children diagnosed with autism / autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is served up for your reading delight today.Regular readers of this blog might have heard me talk before about the pretty interesting research findings to come from this research partnership (see here and see here........ Read more »

  • February 25, 2015
  • 11:45 PM
  • 34 views

Operationalizing replicator dynamics and partitioning fitness functions

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

As you know, dear regular reader, I have a rather uneasy relationship with reductionism, especially when doing mathematical modeling in biology. In mathematical oncology, for example, it seems that there is a hope that through our models we can bring a more rigorous mechanistic understanding of cancer, but at the same time there is the […]... Read more »

Archetti, M., Ferraro, D.A., & Christofori, G. (2015) Heterogeneity for IGF-II production maintained by public goods dynamics in neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(6), 1833-8. PMID: 25624490  

  • February 25, 2015
  • 09:28 PM
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C. difficile Most Common Health Care Associated Infection

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fernanda C. Lessa, M.D., M.P.H. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lessa: The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile has gone through dramatic … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Fernanda C. Lessa, M.D., M.P.H. (2015) C. difficile Most Common Health Care Associated Infection . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 25, 2015
  • 03:38 PM
  • 87 views

The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome.... Read more »

  • February 25, 2015
  • 08:17 AM
  • 7 views

High Fluoride in Drinking Water May Be Linked To Hypothyroidism

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Stephen Peckham Director, Centre for Health Services Studies Professor of Health Policy Department of Health Services Research and Policy London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Director, Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Stephen Peckham. (2015) High Fluoride in Drinking Water May Be Linked To Hypothyroidism. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 25, 2015
  • 07:58 AM
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Shorter Hospital Stay For Hip Fracture Linked To Higher Mortality After Discharge

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Peter Nordström Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation Geriatrics, Umeå University Umeå, Sweden MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Nordström: The number of elderly people is increasing, while … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. Peter Nordström. (2015) Shorter Hospital Stay For Hip Fracture Linked To Higher Mortality After Discharge. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 25, 2015
  • 07:34 AM
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New and Experienced Surgeons Have Similar Patient Mortality Rates

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Samuel D. Pimentel Doctoral student Statistics Department Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Surgical training has undergone major changes in recent … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Samuel D. Pimentel. (2015) New and Experienced Surgeons Have Similar Patient Mortality Rates. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 25, 2015
  • 05:31 AM
  • 37 views

Analysing the salivary proteome in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper from Armand Ngounou Wetie and colleagues [1] (open-access here) reporting pilot results from a mass spectrometry based proteomic analysis of saliva in cases of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with asymptomatic controls is served up for your reading delight today. There has already been some media attention about this paper (see here).It's an interesting paper for quite a few reasons; not least the continuing voyage of the analytical technique known as mass spectr........ Read more »

Ngounou Wetie AG, Wormwood KL, Russell S, Ryan JP, Darie CC, & Woods AG. (2015) A Pilot Proteomic Analysis of Salivary Biomarkers in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. PMID: 25626423  

  • February 25, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 28 views

Consider the Landing Surface When Thinking About Landing Techniques

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

College athletes have decreased quadriceps:hamstring activation ratio, increased peak hamstring activation, and increased trunk sway when landing on an unstable surface versus a stable surface.
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  • February 25, 2015
  • 12:02 AM
  • 55 views

Can’t stand the sounds of chewing, loud breathing, or pen clicking? Dutch psychiatrists propose that may be the symptom of a new disorder

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

Dutch psychiatrists have proposed that misophonia – a hypersensitivity to common, irritating noises like eating, loud breathing, and pen clicking – be classified as its own psychiatric disorder. After evaluating 42 Dutch patients with the disorder, the psychiatrists concluded that … Continue reading →... Read more »

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