Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
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ScienceIndex.com's new Psychology Sciences category covers emotional and behavioral characteristics of individuals, groups, and activities. It currently contains 27,964 articles partly derived from 404 scientific Psychology journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Psychology Research RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section measured large variation of severity and longitudinal change of symptom distress among patients with personality disorders (PD). A main finding of this research was the large variation in severity and longitudinal course of symptom distress. The authors conclude that the severity and longitudinal course of symptom distress among PD patients is closely associated with their personality structures and not sufficiently explained by Axis-I comorbidity. Another recently published article demonstrates the significance of aspects of screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in children with Down syndrome. The authors found no significant association between objective measures of restlessness during sleep and snoring, nor were objective measures of restlessness related to reductions in overnight blood oxygen levels. However, snoring was significantly associated with reductions in overnight blood oxygen levels.
ScienceIndex.com's new Radiology Research section deals with radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It currently contains over 8,860 articles partly derived from 83 scientific Radiology journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Radiology Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section covers diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to detect amyloidosis in an APP/PS1 mouse model for Alzheimer's disease. The results of this study suggest increased DKI metrics, in the absence of alterations in diffusion tensor imaging metrics in the cortex and thalamus of APP/presenilin 1 mice with established amyloidosis but warrant further investigations on the potential of DKI as a sensitive marker for Alzheimer's disease. Another newly published article in this category covers the role of imaging in diagnosis and follow-up of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). Imaging plays a key role in diagnosis of RPF with cross-sectional imaging studies, particularly multidetector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, being considered the imaging modalities of choice. CT and MR imaging, along with positron emission tomography with fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose, also play an important role in management and follow-up of idiopathic RPF.
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