Instruments measuring the disease-specific quality of life of family carers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: a systematic review

Conclusions There are very few measures of carer QOL that are specific to particular neurodegenerative diseases. The findings of this review emphasise the importance of developing and validating psychometrically robust disease-specific measures of carer QOL.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, Geriatric medicine, Mental health, Neurology, Research methods Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Hanna AntushevichAbstractFecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the introduction (transplantation) of gut microbiota obtained from the faeces of a healthy donor into the patient’s gastrointestinal tract. Most often, such therapy is used the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases caused by the activity of pathogenic or conditionally pathogenic microorganisms, however, recently an increasing number of studies have reported the use of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of diseases such as metabolic syndrome, diabe...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Tatianna F.S. De Nardo, Paulo H.L. Bertolo, Priscila A. Bernardes, Danísio P. Munari, Gisele F. Machado, Luciana S. Jardim, Pamela R.R. Moreira, Mayara C. Rosolem, Rosemeri O. VasconcelosABSTRACTMacrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine that is produced by many cell types in situations of homeostasis or disease. One of its functions is to act as a proinflammatory molecule. In humans, several studies have shown that MIF levels become elevated in the serum, urine, cerebrospinal flu...
Source: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Li Kong, Edgar Dawkins, Frederick Campbell, Edith Winkler, Rico J.E. Derks, Martin Giera, Frits Kamp, Harald Steiner, Alexander KrosAbstractThe biophysical properties and biological functions of membranes are highly dependent on lipid composition. Supplementing cellular membranes with very long chain fatty acids (vlcFAs) is notoriously difficult given the extreme insolubility of vlcFAs in aqueous solution. Herein, we report a solvent-free, photochemical approach to enrich target membranes with vlcFA. To pr...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Our study aimed at the development of a method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-MS) using selected ion monitoring for the simultaneous quantitation of the alkaloids galantamine, pseudolycorine, sanguinine and narciclasine in Amaryllidaceae species (Hippeastrum elegans, Habranthus cf. irwinianus, Hymenocallis littoralis and Griffinia nocturna). The alkaloids were extracted from dried and ground bulbs (100 mg) using liquid-liquid microextraction followed by solid phase extraction in cation exchange cartridges. The quantification method showed good linearity (correlation ...
Source: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Wearable technology allows an in-depth analysis of gait behaviour in free-living environments. This investigation aimed to use Alzheimer's disease as an example to apply the time series analysis technique of Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) to create d...
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People Living with Dementia (PLwD) often exhibit behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; with agitation being one of the most prevalent symptoms. Agitated behaviour in PLwD indicates distress and confusion and increases the risk to injury to bot...
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Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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