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Database: Governors of the Central Bank of Brazil (1965-2016)

Adriano Codato, Eric Gil Dantas & Renato Perissinotto
Sistematizamos um banco de dados a partir das informações do curriculum vitae de cada um dos 25 presidentes do Banco Central do Brasil que serviu entre 1965 e 2016 disponível na Comissão de Assuntos Econômicos do Senado Federal do Brasil. O currículo traz informações sobre funções, cargos e posições que ele ocupou na universidade, na administração pública, privada, no governo, etc. Para os presidentes que serviram antes de 1970 foi consultado um whos’ who, o...

Database: Directors of the Central Bank of Brazil (1995-2014)

Adriano Codato & Eric Gil Dantas
O banco de dados compila informações biográficas, de background educacional e de carreira profissional prévia à entrada no Banco Central do Brasil de todos os seus 39 diretores em 64 mandatos entre 1995 e 2014 (inclusive), compreendendo os governos FHC I, FHC II, Lula I, Lula II, Dilma I. A pesquisa dos perfis biográficos dos diretores do Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) foi feita nos currículos disponíveis no Diário do Senado e no seu banco...

Database: Directors of the Central Bank of Brazil (1995-2014)

Adriano Codato, Eric Gil Dantas & Renato Perissinotto
O banco de dados compila informações biográficas, de background educacional e de carreira profissional prévia à entrada no Banco Central do Brasil de todos os seus 39 diretores em 64 mandatos entre 1995 e 2014 (inclusive), compreendendo os governos FHC I, FHC II, Lula I, Lula II, Dilma I. A pesquisa dos perfis biográficos dos diretores do Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) foi feita nos currículos disponíveis no Diário do Senado e no seu banco...

Bio-ink development for three-dimensional bioprinting of hetero-cellular cartilage constructs

Vivian H. M. Mouser, Riccardo Levato, Anneloes Mensinga, Wouter J. A. Dhert, Debby Gawlitta & Jos Malda
Bioprinting is a promising tool to fabricate organized cartilage. This study aimed to investigate the printability of gelatin-methacryloyl/gellan gum (gelMA/gellan) hydrogels with and without methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA), and to explore (zone-specific) chondrogenesis of chondrocytes, articular cartilage progenitor cells (ACPCs), and multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) embedded in these bio-inks. The incorporating of HAMA in gelMA/gellan bio-ink increased filament stability, as measured using a filament collapse assay, but did not influence (zone-specific) chondrogenesis of any...

Bio-ink development for three-dimensional bioprinting of hetero-cellular cartilage constructs

Vivian H. M. Mouser, Riccardo Levato, Anneloes Mensinga, Wouter J. A. Dhert, Debby Gawlitta & Jos Malda
Bioprinting is a promising tool to fabricate organized cartilage. This study aimed to investigate the printability of gelatin-methacryloyl/gellan gum (gelMA/gellan) hydrogels with and without methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA), and to explore (zone-specific) chondrogenesis of chondrocytes, articular cartilage progenitor cells (ACPCs), and multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) embedded in these bio-inks. The incorporating of HAMA in gelMA/gellan bio-ink increased filament stability, as measured using a filament collapse assay, but did not influence (zone-specific) chondrogenesis of any...

Matrices and network analyses based (mainly) on Wahl-O-Mat questionaires

Guido Grimm
This fileset includes a data-summarising spread-sheet (*.xlsx) file and an archive including the NEXUS-formatted scored Wahl-O-Mat/ Wahlkompass questionaires for the German federal elections, elections to the European parliament, and state-elections from 2017 onwards. Also included the data used to illustrate (coarse) topical differences between Swedish parties competing in the 2018 election, which entered parliament.

The NEXUS-files included in the 7z-archive (*.nex) providing the scored questionaires have been generated with and are optimised for Mesquite and PAUP*,...

Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination (MMSPE) standardization and normative data on Italian children aged 36 to 72 months

Peviani Valeria, Scarpa Pina, Vedovelli Sara & Bottini Gabriella
The MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination), which is broadly used as a cognitive screening test for adults, has been successfully adapted and standardized for children of different nationalities. In the Italian clinical settings, the Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination (MMSPE) is being more and more used as cognitive screening tool for children. However, the Italian norms for the MMSPE are available for the school age only. The current study was aimed at providing clinicians with the Italian...

Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination (MMSPE) standardization and normative data on Italian children aged 36 to 72 months

Valeria Peviani, Pina Scarpa, Sara Vedovelli & Gabriella Bottini
The MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination), which is broadly used as a cognitive screening test for adults, has been successfully adapted and standardized for children of different nationalities. In the Italian clinical settings, the Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination (MMSPE) is being more and more used as cognitive screening tool for children. However, the Italian norms for the MMSPE are available for the school age only. The current study was aimed at providing clinicians with the Italian...

Trends in primeval β-hCG level increment after fresh and frozen-thawed IVF embryo transfer cycles

Leonti Grin, Atara Indurski, Sophia Leytes, Mark Rabinovich & Shevach Friedler
Mid-trimester beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (BHCG) levels are considerably higher in pregnancies resulting from frozen embryo transfer (FET) compared with fresh (FRET), leading to a higher false positive rate in aneuploidy screening tests. We aimed to investigate the dynamics of BHCG increment and its predictive value for cycle outcome. A retrospective analysis of FRET and FET cycles. BHCG values on days 14 and 16 post embryo transfer were compared and stratified according to the number of...

Promoter haplotypes of the corticotropin-releasing hormone encoding gene modulate the physiological stress response in vitro and in vivo

Ting Li-Tempel, Tobias Suer, Tobias Tempel, Mauro F. Larra, Ulrike Winnikes, Hartmut Schächinger, Jobst Meyer & Andrea B. Schote
The corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a neuropeptide mediating stress responses. CRH exerts effects via the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis as well as immediate effects on the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary system. Genetic variants of the CRH promoter were previously found to be associated with altered CRH promoter activity and physiological reactions. Functional characterization of three CRH promoter haplotypes have been performed in vitro using a reporter gene assay under different stimulation conditions. Furthermore, 232 healthy subjects were genotyped...

Infant cortisol stress–response is associated with thymic function and vaccine response

M. Nazmul Huda, Shaikh M. Ahmad, Md Jahangir Alam, Afsana Khanam, Md Nure Alam Afsar, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Rubhana Raqib, Charles B. Stephensen & Kevin D. Laugero
Stress can impair T cell-mediated immunity. To determine if infants with high stress responses had deficits in T-cell mediated immunity, we examined the association of pain-induced cortisol responsiveness with thymic function and vaccine responses in infants. This study was performed among 306 (male = 153 and female = 153) participants of a randomized, controlled trial examining the effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on immune function in Bangladesh (NCT01583972). Salivary cortisol was measured before and...

Plasma metabolomic patterns in patients with exhaustion disorder

Jenny Hadrévi, Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir, Per-Anders Jansson, Jan W Eriksson & Anna Sjörs
Exhaustion disorder (ED) is a stress-related disorder that often implies a great burden on the individual patient as well as on society. Previous studies have shown that ED is associated with metabolic deviations, such as lowered fasting glucose. Several mechanisms have been discussed as a plausible explanation of the lack of energy described by these patients. Metabolic processes and reduced ability to mobilize energy have been suggested as important factors. This study investigated metabolomics in...

Infant cortisol stress–response is associated with thymic function and vaccine response

M. Nazmul Huda, Shaikh M. Ahmad, Md Jahangir Alam, Afsana Khanam, Md Nure Alam Afsar, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Rubhana Raqib, Charles B. Stephensen & Kevin D. Laugero
Stress can impair T cell-mediated immunity. To determine if infants with high stress responses had deficits in T-cell mediated immunity, we examined the association of pain-induced cortisol responsiveness with thymic function and vaccine responses in infants. This study was performed among 306 (male = 153 and female = 153) participants of a randomized, controlled trial examining the effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on immune function in Bangladesh (NCT01583972). Salivary cortisol was measured before and...

Topiramate mitigates weight gain in antipsychotic-treated patients with schizophrenia: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Kah Kheng Goh, Chun-Hsin Chen & Mong-Liang Lu
Objective: Weight gain is one of the most challenging issues in patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics. Several meta-analyses have been conducted to review the efficacy of topiramate in reducing weight, however, several issues regarding the methodology had arisen of which make the results remain ambiguous. Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials about the use of topiramate in patients with schizophrenia for weight reduction. Ten double-blinded randomised placebo-controlled trials and seven open-label...

Topiramate mitigates weight gain in antipsychotic-treated patients with schizophrenia: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Kah Kheng Goh, Chun-Hsin Chen & Mong-Liang Lu
Objective: Weight gain is one of the most challenging issues in patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics. Several meta-analyses have been conducted to review the efficacy of topiramate in reducing weight, however, several issues regarding the methodology had arisen of which make the results remain ambiguous. Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials about the use of topiramate in patients with schizophrenia for weight reduction. Ten double-blinded randomised placebo-controlled trials and seven open-label...

The screen for cognitive impairment in psychiatry (SCIP) is associated with disease severity and cognitive complaints in major depression

Smadar Valérie Tourjman, Robert-Paul Juster, Scot Purdon, Emmanuel Stip, Edouard Kouassi & Stéphane Potvin
Objective: To assess the relationship between the Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry (SCIP) score and illness severity, subjective cognition and functioning in a cohort of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients. Methods: Patients (n = 40) diagnosed with MDD (DSM-IV-TR) completed the SCIP, a brief neuropsychological test, and a battery of self-administered questionnaires evaluating functioning (GAF, SDS, WHODAS 2.0, EDEC, PDQ-D5). Disease severity was evaluated with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and the Clinical...

The screen for cognitive impairment in psychiatry (SCIP) is associated with disease severity and cognitive complaints in major depression

Smadar Valérie Tourjman, Robert-Paul Juster, Scot Purdon, Emmanuel Stip, Edouard Kouassi & Stéphane Potvin
Objective: To assess the relationship between the Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry (SCIP) score and illness severity, subjective cognition and functioning in a cohort of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients. Methods: Patients (n = 40) diagnosed with MDD (DSM-IV-TR) completed the SCIP, a brief neuropsychological test, and a battery of self-administered questionnaires evaluating functioning (GAF, SDS, WHODAS 2.0, EDEC, PDQ-D5). Disease severity was evaluated with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and the Clinical...

Trends in primeval β-hCG level increment after fresh and frozen-thawed IVF embryo transfer cycles

Leonti Grin, Atara Indurski, Sophia Leytes, Mark Rabinovich & Shevach Friedler
Mid-trimester beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (BHCG) levels are considerably higher in pregnancies resulting from frozen embryo transfer (FET) compared with fresh (FRET), leading to a higher false positive rate in aneuploidy screening tests. We aimed to investigate the dynamics of BHCG increment and its predictive value for cycle outcome. A retrospective analysis of FRET and FET cycles. BHCG values on days 14 and 16 post embryo transfer were compared and stratified according to the number of...

Cytokines: the yin and yang of vitiligo pathogenesis

Mala Singh, Ashwin Kotnis, Shahnawaz D. Jadeja, Anushree Mondal, Mohmmad S. Mansuri & Rasheedunnisa Begum
Introduction: Dysregulation of melanocyte function is associated with vitiligo, an idiopathic autoimmune hypopigmentary skin disorder, caused by the selective destruction of melanocytes. Cytokines, the key mediators of immune response, which are pivotal in maintaining immune homeostasis, are crucial in vitiligo pathogenesis. Several studies indicate that there is an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the skin and serum of vitiligo patients. Areas covered: In this comprehensive review, we have summarized the correlation of cytokine...

Cytokines: the yin and yang of vitiligo pathogenesis

Mala Singh, Ashwin Kotnis, Shahnawaz D. Jadeja, Anushree Mondal, Mohmmad S. Mansuri & Rasheedunnisa Begum
Introduction: Dysregulation of melanocyte function is associated with vitiligo, an idiopathic autoimmune hypopigmentary skin disorder, caused by the selective destruction of melanocytes. Cytokines, the key mediators of immune response, which are pivotal in maintaining immune homeostasis, are crucial in vitiligo pathogenesis. Several studies indicate that there is an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the skin and serum of vitiligo patients. Areas covered: In this comprehensive review, we have summarized the correlation of cytokine...

A systematic review of post-secondary transition interventions for youth with disabilities

Sally Lindsay, De-Lawrence Lamptey, Elaine Cagliostro, Dilakshan Srikanthan, Neda Mortaji & Leora Karon
Purpose: Youth with disabilities have lower rates of enrollment and completion of post-secondary education compared with youth without disabilities. The objective of this systematic review is to understand the best practices and components of post-secondary transition programs for youth with disabilities. Method: Systematic searches of six international databases identified 18 studies meeting our inclusion criteria (youth with a disability, aged 15–30; focusing on post-secondary education program or intervention, published from 1997 to 2017). These studies...

A systematic review of post-secondary transition interventions for youth with disabilities

Sally Lindsay, De-Lawrence Lamptey, Elaine Cagliostro, Dilakshan Srikanthan, Neda Mortaji & Leora Karon
Purpose: Youth with disabilities have lower rates of enrollment and completion of post-secondary education compared with youth without disabilities. The objective of this systematic review is to understand the best practices and components of post-secondary transition programs for youth with disabilities. Method: Systematic searches of six international databases identified 18 studies meeting our inclusion criteria (youth with a disability, aged 15–30; focusing on post-secondary education program or intervention, published from 1997 to 2017). These studies...

Construct validity and inter-rater reliability of the Dutch activity measure for post-acute care “6-clicks” basic mobility form to assess the mobility of hospitalized patients

Sven Jacobus Gertruda Geelen, Karin Valkenet & Cindy Veenhof
To evaluate the construct validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Dutch Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care “6-clicks” Basic Mobility short form measuring the patient’s mobility in Dutch hospital care. First, the “6-clicks” was translated by using a forward-backward translation protocol. Next, 64 patients were assessed by the physiotherapist to determine the validity while being admitted to the Internal Medicine wards of a university medical center. Six hypotheses were tested regarding the construct “mobility” which...

Therapists’ perspectives on adapting the Stepping On falls prevention programme for community-dwelling stroke survivors in Singapore

Tianma Xu, Kate O’loughlin, Lindy Clemson, Natasha A. Lannin, Gerald Koh & Catherine Dean
Purpose: This study investigates the perspectives of rehabilitation therapists on the implementation of fall prevention programmes with community-dwelling stroke survivors in the Singapore context, and elicits recommendations to adapt the Stepping On programme with stroke survivors. Method: Qualitative data were elicited during 4 focus groups with 23 rehabilitation therapists (15 occupational therapists [OTs]; 8 physiotherapists [PTs]) who had received training to deliver the original Stepping On programme, and had experienced delivery of fall-prevention intervention programmes...

Construct validity and inter-rater reliability of the Dutch activity measure for post-acute care “6-clicks” basic mobility form to assess the mobility of hospitalized patients

Sven Jacobus Gertruda Geelen, Karin Valkenet & Cindy Veenhof
To evaluate the construct validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Dutch Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care “6-clicks” Basic Mobility short form measuring the patient’s mobility in Dutch hospital care. First, the “6-clicks” was translated by using a forward-backward translation protocol. Next, 64 patients were assessed by the physiotherapist to determine the validity while being admitted to the Internal Medicine wards of a university medical center. Six hypotheses were tested regarding the construct “mobility” which...

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