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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214370/the-effect-of-pre-operative-submucosal-administration-of-tramadol-on-the-success-rate-of-inferior-alveolar-nerve-blocks-on-mandibular-molars-with-acute-irreversible-pulpitis-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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A De Pedro-Muñoz, J Mena-Álvarez
AIM: This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, clinical trial was designed to improve the success of inferior alveolar nerve blocks (IANB) in mandibular molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) by means of pre-operative submucosal administration of 50mg tramadol. METHODOLOGY: Forty-two patients with a mandibular molar diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis took part in the trial. Patients were assigned randomly to one of two groups: tramadol group (n=21), who received 50mg tramadol in 1mL by mandibular infiltration, and a placebo group (n=21), who received 1 mL of normal saline administered to the affected tooth by the same means...
February 18, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208485/effective-potential-theory-for-diffusion-in-binary-ionic-mixtures
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Nathaniel R Shaffer, Scott D Baalrud, Jérôme Daligault
Self-diffusion and interdiffusion coefficients of binary ionic mixtures are evaluated using the effective potential theory (EPT), and the predictions are compared with the results of molecular dynamics simulations. We find that EPT agrees with molecular dynamics from weak coupling well into the strong-coupling regime, which is a similar range of coupling strengths as previously observed in comparisons with the one-component plasma. Within this range, typical relative errors of approximately 20% and worst-case relative errors of approximately 40% are observed...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202204/expedited-partner-therapy-a-review-for-the-pediatric-nurse-practitioner
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Lauren M Hopson, Sabrina Opiola McCauley
The rate of sexually transmitted infections in the United States increased in 2015 for the second year in a row. Adolescents bear an undue portion of this burden because of increased physiologic susceptibility, higher rates of reinfection, and developmental age. Despite expedited partner therapy (EPT) being legalized in 39 states, health care providers still report infrequently providing EPT to their adolescent patients. Patients who benefit most from EPT include those with high-risk sexual behavior, a steady relationship status, higher education level, or an established relationship with the provider...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197535/relevance-of-epithelial-to-pericyte-transition-in-cancer
#4
Anitha K Shenoy, Jianrong Lu
The relevance of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer is still under debate. Recently, we reported that EMT bestows key pericyte properties on cancer cells and may thus represent epithelial-to-pericyte transition (EPT). Carcinoma cells undergo EPT to stabilize blood vessels and fuel primary tumor growth. Association of EPT cancer cells with vascular niches may also promote resistance to therapy.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186884/csi-ept-in-presence-of-rf-shield-for-mr-coils
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Alessandro Arduino, Luca Zilberti, Mario Chiampi, Oriano Bottauscio
CSI-EPT is a recently developed technique for the electric properties tomography, that recovers the electric properties distribution starting from measurements performed by magnetic resonance imaging scanners. This method is an optimal control approach based on the contrast source inversion technique, which distinguishes itself from other electric properties tomography techniques for its capability to recover also the local specific absorption rate distribution, essential for online dosimetry. Up to now, CSI-EPT has only been described in terms of integral equations, limiting its applicability to homogeneous unbounded background...
February 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179918/correlation-between-histological-status-of-the-pulp-and-its-response-to-sensibility-tests
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Mandana Naseri, Akbar Khayat, Sara Zamaheni, Shiva Shojaeian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of sensibility tests by correlating it with histologic pulp condition. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Assessment of clinical signs and symptoms were performed on 65 permanent teeth that were scheduled to be extracted for periodontal, prosthodontic or orthodontic reasons. The normal pulp and reversible pulpitis were considered as treatable tooth conditions while irreversible pulpitis and necrosis were considered as untreatable conditions...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167140/a-review-of-expedited-partner-therapy-for-the-management-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-adolescents
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Kathryn E Gannon-Loew, Cynthia Holland-Hall, Andrea E Bonny
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents are at high risk for acquiring and becoming re-infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Partner notification and treatment are essential to preventing the spread of STIs. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is a method of partner treatment utilized by medical providers to treat patients' sexual partners without direct medical evaluation or counseling. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to review the current literature regarding EPT effectiveness, patients' attitudes and acceptance of EPT, and providers' views and practices surrounding the use of this method of partner treatment...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153755/buffered-1-lidocaine-with-epinephrine-is-as-effective-as-non-buffered-2-lidocaine-with-epinephrine-for-mandibular-nerve-block
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Victor T Warren, Anson G Fisher, Eric M Rivera, Pooja T Saha, Blake Turner, Glenn Reside, Ceib Phillips, Raymond P White
PURPOSE: To assess outcomes for pulpal anesthesia and pain on injection for buffered 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine (EPI) versus non-buffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 EPI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a randomized cross-over trial approved by the institutional review board, buffered 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 EPI was compared with non-buffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 EPI. After mandibular nerve block with buffered lidocaine 40 mg or non-buffered lidocaine 80 mg, patients reported responses at the mandibular first molar and canine after cold and electrical pulp testing (EPT)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152340/biomonitoring-of-water-quality-of-the-osumi-devolli-and-shkumbini-rivers-through-benthic-macroinvertebrates-and-chemical-parameters
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Sonila Duka, Bledar Pepa, Erjola Keci, Anila Paparisto, Pranvera Lazo
Environmental monitoring of river water quality in Albania, using biological and chemical parameters, is a fast and effective way to assess the quality of water bodies.The aim of this study was to investigate Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT), Biotic index-Richness using macroinvertebrates to assess the water quality, with special reference to nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) levels in the Devolli, Shkumbini and Osumi rivers. Our objective was to investigate the relationships between the measures of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and nutrient concentrations to assess water quality...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135206/influence-of-carbon-nanoparticles-epoxy-matrix-interaction-on-mechanical-electrical-and-transport-properties-of-structural-advanced-materials
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Liberata Guadagno, Carlo Naddeo, Marialuigia Raimondo, Giuseppina Barra, Luigi Vertuccio, Salvatore Russo, Khalid Lafdi, Vincenzo Tucci, Giovanni Spinelli, Patrizia Lamberti
The focus of this study is to design new nano-modified epoxy formulations using carbon nanofillers, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers and graphene-based nanoparticles (CpEG), that reduce the moisture content and provide additional functional performance. The chemical structure of epoxy mixture, using a non-stoichiometric amount of hardener, exhibits unique properties in regard to the water sorption for which the equilibrium concentration of water (C eq) is reduced up to a maximum of 30%. This result, which is very relevant for several industrial applications (aeronautical, shipbuilding industries, wind turbine blades, etc), is due to a strong reduction of the polar groups and/or sites responsible to bond water molecules...
January 30, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120206/use-of-macroinvertebrate-assemblages-for-assessing-performance-of-stabilization-ponds-treating-effluents-from-sugarcane-and-molasses-processing
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Phillip Okoth Raburu, Frank Onderi Masese, Karin S Tonderski
Wastewater discharge from sugarcane processing is a significant pollutant of tropical aquatic ecosystems. For most developing countries, monitoring of the level of pollutants is done mostly through chemical analysis, but this does not reflect potential impacts on aquatic assemblages. In addition, laboratory facilities for accurate concentration measurements are often not available for regular monitoring programs. In this study, we investigated the use of benthic macroinvertebrates for biological monitoring in western Kenya...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114999/parity-hormones-and-breast-cancer-subtypes-results-from-a-large-nested-case-control-study-in-a-national-screening-program
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Merete Ellingjord-Dale, Linda Vos, Steinar Tretli, Solveig Hofvind, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Giske Ursin
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer comprises several molecular subtypes with different prognoses and possibly different etiology. Reproductive and hormonal factors are associated with breast cancer overall, and with luminal subtypes, but the associations with other subtypes are unclear. We used data from a national screening program to conduct a large nested case-control study. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study on participants in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program in 2006 - 2014...
January 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114587/transcorneal-electrical-stimulation-for-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-a-prospective-randomized-sham-controlled-follow-up-study-over-1-year
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Andreas Schatz, Johanna Pach, Mariya Gosheva, Lubka Naycheva, Gabriel Willmann, Barbara Wilhelm, Tobias Peters, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Eberhart Zrenner, André Messias, Florian Gekeler
Purpose: After promising results of an exploratory study, this study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES) over 1 year in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Methods: We included 52 RP patients in this prospective, randomized, partially-masked study which was done in accordance with rules of good clinical practice. Transcorneal electrical stimulation by Okustim was applied monocularly for 30 minutes per week for 52 consecutive weeks...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113801/simultaneous-quantitative-imaging-of-electrical-properties-and-proton-density-from-b1-maps-using-mri
#14
Jiaen Liu, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, Xiaotong Zhang, Yicun Wang, Bin He
Electrical conductivity and permittivity of biological tissues are important diagnostic parameters and are useful for calculating subject-specific specific absorption rate distribution. On the other hand, water proton density also has clinical relevance for diagnosis purposes. These two kinds of tissue properties are inevitably associated in the technique of electrical properties tomography (EPT), which can be used to map in vivo electrical properties based on the measured B1 field distribution at Larmor frequency using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108580/chronic-conditions-and-health-care-needs-of-adolescents-born-at-23-to-25-weeks-gestation
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Antti Holsti, Marie Adamsson, Bruno Hägglöf, Aijaz Farooqi, Fredrik Serenius
OBJECTIVE: We examined chronic conditions, functional limitations, and special health care needs in extremely preterm children (EPT; 23-25 weeks' gestation) born between 1992 and 1998 at 2 Swedish tertiary care centers that offered regional and active perinatal care to all live-born EPT infants. METHODS: Of 134 surviving EPT children, 132 (98%) were assessed at 10 to 15 years of age alongside 103 term-born controls. Identification of children with functional limitations and special health care needs was based on a questionnaire administered to parents...
January 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098724/central-macular-thickness-in-6-5-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm-is-strongly-associated-with-gestational-age-even-when-adjusted-for-risk-factors
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Anna E C Molnar, Rebecka M Rosén, Maria Nilsson, Eva K B Larsson, Gerd E Holmström, Kerstin M Hellgren
PURPOSE: To assess the macular thickness in 6.5-year-old children born extremely preterm (EPT) in comparison with children born at term and to investigate risk factors associated with the macular thickness in the preterm group. METHODS: A population-based study of 6.5-year-old children born before the gestational age of 27 weeks and age-matched control subjects. Macular assessments with optical coherence tomography were performed, and the results were compared with neonatal risk factors and sex...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079746/sentinel-surveillance-for-expedited-partner-therapy-prescriptions-using-pharmacy-data-in-2-new-york-city-neighborhoods-2015
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Ebiere Okah, Vibhuti Arya, Meighan Rogers, Michelle Kim, Julia Ann Schillinger
BACKGROUND: Expedited partner therapy (EPT) for Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is the practice of providing Ct-infected patients with medication, or prescription (prescription-EPT) to deliver to their sex partners without first examining those partners. New York City (NYC) providers commonly use prescription-EPT, yet NYC pharmacists report only occasional receipt of EPT prescriptions. This project assessed the frequency of EPT prescriptions filled in 2 NYC neighborhoods. METHODS: The 2 NYC facilities reporting the most frequent use of prescription-EPT were identified from Ct provider case reports and contacted to ascertain their EPT practices...
February 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011635/hemoglobin-kirklareli-%C3%AE-h58l-a-new-variant-associated-with-fe-deficiency-and-increased-co-binding
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Emmanuel Bissé, Christine Schaeffer-Reiss, Alain Van Dorsselaer, Tchilabalo Dilezitoko Alayi, Thomas Epting, Karl Winkler, Andres S Benitez Cardenas, Jayashree Soman, Ivan Birukou, Premila P Samuel, John S Olson
Mutations in hemoglobin can cause a wide range of phenotypic outcomes, including anemia due to protein instability and red cell lysis. Uncovering the biochemical basis for these phenotypes can provide new insights into hemoglobin structure and function as well as identify new therapeutic opportunities. We report here a new hemoglobin α chain variant in a female patient with mild anemia, whose father also carries the trait and is from the Turkish city of Kirklareli. Both the patient and her father had a His58(E7)→Leu mutation in α1...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005010/simultaneous-quantitative-imaging-of-electrical-properties-and-proton-density-from-b1-maps-using-mri
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Jiaen Liu, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, Xiaotong Zhang, Yicun Wang, Bin He
Electrical conductivity and permittivity of biological tissues are important diagnostic parameters and are useful for calculating subject-specific specific absorption rate distribution. On the other hand, water proton density also has clinical relevance for diagnosis purposes. These two kinds of tissue properties are inevitably associated in the technique of electrical properties tomography (EPT), which can be used to map in vivo electrical properties based on the measured B1 field distribution at Larmor frequency using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993262/-the-recognition-of-emotions-empathy-and-moral-judgment-in-the-national-mental-health-survey-in-colombia-2015
#20
Diana Matallana, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Paulina Ramirez, Nathalie Tamayo Martínez, Martin Rondon
BACKGROUND: Social cognition refers to the mental processes involved in social interactions. Different aspects, such as the perception of others, self-knowledge, motivation and the cultural context, can modulate empathy responses and moral judgments regarding the actions of others. The National Mental Health Survey (ENSM for its acronym in Spanish) explored aspects of social cognition such as the perception of emotions, empathy and moral judgment in situations in which another person experiences pain...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
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