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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525993/translation-and-validation-of-the-finnish-version-of-index-of-dental-anxiety-and-fear-idaf-4c-%C3%A2-among-dental-students
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Mimmi Tolvanen, Katri Puijola, Jason M Armfield, Satu Lahti
BACKGROUND: Dental fear accounts for 41% of the non-habitual dental attendance such as visiting only when in pain among adult Finns. Dentists should be able to recognize patients in risk for irregular attendance due to dental fear and measure their fear with valid and reliable instrument that capture the multidimensionality of dental fear. The study's aim was to translate the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (IDAF-4C+) into Finnish and test its reliability and validity. METHODS: The study population consisted of dental students in a Finnish university (n = 202)...
May 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525273/directional-fluid-gating-by-janus-membranes-with-heterogeneous-wetting-properties-for-selective-oil-water-separation
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Prashant Gupta, Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
The rising oil seepage accidents evolved into a global issue necessitating immediate counter measure to abridge its catastrophic repercussions on sensitive marine ecosystem urging innovative techniques for effective oil/water separation. Here, we report surface tailored wettability modified superhydrophobic/superoleophilic Janus membrane by impregnating non-ionic surfactant stabilized nano-sized polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) dispersion polymerized via non-fluorinated processing aid onto cotton substrate using Meyer rod coating technique, exhibiting excellent separation efficiency up to 98% with various petroleum products and retaining its intrinsic properties for at least 30 recurrences...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524830/using-ultrasonography-to-evaluate-the-relationship-between-capsular-invasion-or-extracapsular-extension-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas
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Wei-Ping Jiao, Lei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that ultrasonography is the recommended imaging modality for preoperative staging of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). However, only a few studies have kept watch on preoperative evaluation of capsular invasion (CI) or extracapsular extension (ECE) and cervical lymph node metastasis using preoperative ultrasonography. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the CI or ECE and the cervical lymph node metastasis in PTCs using preoperative ultrasonography and postoperative pathology in Chinese patients...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524242/women-with-vulvodynia-awareness-and-knowledge-of-its-care-among-student-healthcare-staff
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Minna Törnävä, Meeri Koivula, Mika Helminen, Tarja Suominen
BACKGROUND: Many women with vulvodynia are women of fertile age, and this syndrome may cause many physical and psychosexual functional disorders. Women with vulvodynia often find that healthcare professionals seem to demonstrate a lack of awareness about the syndrome and its care. These issues have not been previously studied among student healthcare staff. AIM: To investigate awareness and knowledge about vulvodynia and its care among staff in the student healthcare sector in Finland...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524147/-complex-treatment-results-in-a-congenital-glaucoma-patient-case-report
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O L Fabrikantov, S I Nikolashin, Yu V Matrosova, V A Kozlov, A E Kopylov, E S Pirogova
Early diagnosis of congenital glaucoma allows surgery to be performed at the stage of reversible glaucomatous alterations of the optic disc and retina. In primary congenital glaucoma, the main reason for visual acuity reduction following surgical stabilization of the intraocular pressure are corneal changes. These include an increased corneal diameter, Haab's striae, areas of thickening and a greater posterior elevation. The resultant irregular astigmatism leads to amblyopia and a marked decrease in visual acuity...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523937/attentional-set-shifting-and-social-abilities-in-children-with-schizotypal-and-comorbid-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Ahmad Abu-Akel, Renee R Testa, Harvey P Jones, Nola Ross, Efstratios Skafidas, Bruce Tonge, Christos Pantelis
OBJECTIVE: While diagnostically independent, autism and schizotypal disorders can co-occur. Their concurrent impact on outcomes and phenotypes has not been investigated. We investigated the impact of comorbid autism and schizotypal disorders in children on executive functioning and socio-pragmatic skills - core features of both disorders. METHOD: Executive functioning (assessed with the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) and socio-pragmatic skills (assessed using the Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids) were investigated in a total of 67 (6-12 year old) children with autism ( n = 15; M/F = 10/5), schizotypal disorder ( n = 8; M/F = 5/3) and comorbid autism and schizotypal disorder ( n = 12; M/F = 5/7) and typically developing children ( n = 32; M/F = 17/15)...
May 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522409/neonatal-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethynyl-estradiol-ee-disrupts-follicle-development-and-reproductive-hormone-profiles-in-female-rats
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Haolin Zhang, Kazuyoshi Taya, Kentaro Nagaoka, Midori Yoshida, Gen Watanabe
Toxic effects induced by exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals during fetal and neonatal periods can be irreversible and exert effects throughout an animal's entire life. Our previous study showed that neonatal exposure to 17α-ethynyl estradiol (EE) induced irregular estrous cycle in adults. To uncover the reason for the delayed effect after neonatal exposure to EE, reproductive parameters including ovarian weight, ovarian steroidogenesis, and hormonal profiles were investigated in developing female rats...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522398/study-on-the-synthesis-and-physicochemical-properties-of-starch-acetate-with-low-substitution-under-microwave-assistance
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Derong Lin, Wei Zhou, Jingjing Zhao, Weijie Lan, Rongming Chen, Yutong Li, Baoshan Xing, Zhuohao Li, Mengshi Xiao, Zhijun Wu, Xindan Li, Rongna Chen, Xingwen Zhang, Hong Chen, Qing Zhang, Wen Qin, Suqing Li
In this study, synthesis and physicochemical properties of starch acetate with low substitution under microwave were studied. A three-level-three-factorial Central Composite Design using Response Surface Methodology was employed to optimize the reaction conditions. The optimal parameters are as follows: amount of acetic anhydride of 12%, radiation time of 11min, and microwave power of 100W. These optimal conditions predicted by RSM were confirmed that the degree of substitution (DS) of acetate starch is 0.0691mg/g and the physical and chemical properties of natural corn starch (NCS) and corn starch acetate (ACS) were further studied...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521983/design-of-interpenetrating-chitosan-and-poly-ethylene-glycol-sponges-for-potential-drug-delivery-applications
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Lisa Racine, Guillaume Costa, Eric Bayma-Pecit, Isabelle Texier, Rachel Auzély-Velty
Semi-interpenetrating chitosan (CS)/poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) sponges were designed by crosslinking PEG in the CS matrix via nucleophilic thiol-yne addition. This reaction does not require the use of any potentially cytotoxic catalytic species and offers possibilities to prepare materials with tunable properties. The molecular structure of the sponges was analyzed by FTIR spectroscopy, which provided evidence of intermolecular interactions between PEG and CS, and the presence of a cross-linked PEG network in the CS matrix...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521804/sero-prevalence-of-virus-neutralizing-antibodies-for-rabies-in-different-groups-of-dogs-following-vaccination
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R M S Pimburage, M Gunatilake, O Wimalaratne, A Balasuriya, K A D N Perera
BACKGROUND: Mass vaccination of dogs is considered fundamental for national rabies control programmes in Sri Lanka, as dog is the main reservoir and transmitter of the disease. METHODS: Dogs were followed to determine the sero-prevalence of antibodies to the rabies virus. Altogether 510 previously vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs with owners (domestic dogs) and dogs without owners (stray dogs) of the local guard dog breed in different age groups recruited from Kalutara District, Sri Lanka...
May 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521740/going-to-scale-design-and-implementation-challenges-of-a-program-to-increase-access-to-skilled-birth-attendants-in-nigeria
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Edward N Okeke, Emma Pitchforth, Josephine Exley, Peter Glick, Isa Sadeeq Abubakar, Amalavoyal V Chari, Usman Bashir, Kun Gu, Obinna Onwujekwe
BACKGROUND: The lack of availability of skilled providers in low- and middle- income countries is considered to be an important barrier to achieving reductions in maternal and child mortality. However, there is limited research on programs increasing the availability of skilled birth attendants in developing countries. We study the implementation of the Nigeria Midwives Service Scheme, a government program that recruited and deployed nearly 2,500 midwives to rural primary health care facilities across Nigeria in 2010...
May 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521401/mri-features-of-intracranial-anaplastic-hemangiopericytoma
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Liang-Cai Bai, Tian-You Luo, Hao Zhu, Rui Xu
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of intracranial anaplastic hemangiopericytoma (AHPC) were analyzed. The pathological examination showed that there was a great number of irregularly arranged tumor cells with nuclear atypia, and mitotic properties were commonly seen providing support for clinical staging, therapy and prognosis judgment. Eighteen cases of intracranial AHPC proved by operation and pathology were analyzed retrospectively. Both plain and enhanced MR scans were performed and the results were compared with pathology in all cases...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521049/22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-is-associated-with-impaired-auditory-steady-state-gamma-response
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Kit Melissa Larsen, Giovanni Pellegrino, Michelle Rosgaard Birknow, Trine Nørgaard Kjær, William Frans Christiaan Baaré, Michael Didriksen, Line Olsen, Thomas Werge, Morten Mørup, Hartwig Roman Siebner
Background: The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome confers a markedly increased risk for schizophrenia. 22q11.2 deletion carriers without manifest psychotic disorder offer the possibility to identify functional abnormalities that precede clinical onset. Since schizophrenia is associated with a reduced cortical gamma response to auditory stimulation at 40 Hz, we hypothesized that the 40 Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) may be attenuated in nonpsychotic individuals with a 22q11.2 deletion...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520595/decreased-visual-acuity-by-an-irregular-corneal-posterior-surface-after-repeat-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Hiroyuki Yazu, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Murat Dogru, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of higher-order aberrations (HOAs) on visual acuity after repeat Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the same eyes. METHODS: This retrospective comparative case series includes 23 patients who underwent DSAEK twice in the same eyes (46 DSAEK in total). We evaluated the HOAs of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces, and total cornea using the Fourier analysis data from anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
May 16, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518101/using-wavelet-entropy-to-demonstrate-how-mindfulness-practice-increases-coordination-between-irregular-cerebral-and-cardiac-activities
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Hin Hung Sik, Junling Gao, Jicong Fan, Bonnie Wai Yan Wu, Hang Kin Leung, Yeung Sam Hung
In both the East and West, traditional teachings say that the mind and heart are somehow closely correlated, especially during spiritual practice. One difficulty in proving this objectively is that the natures of brain and heart activities are quite different. In this paper, we propose a methodology that uses wavelet entropy to measure the chaotic levels of both electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) data and show how this may be used to explore the potential coordination between the mind and heart under different experimental conditions...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516285/intracellular-morphological-changes-in-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-by-treatment-with-sodium-hypochlorite
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Shiori Ujimine, Shigenobu Tone, Mineki Saito, Sakuo Yamada
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is commonly used as a disinfectant; however, its bactericidal mechanism has not yet been clarified. In the present study, the bactericidal mechanism of NaOCl was examined using microscopy and gel electrophoresis techniques with Staphylococcus aureus strain 209P. S. aureus cells treated with 500 and 1000 ppm NaOCl for 5 and 15 min were observed by SEM and TEM. SEM images of the bacterial cells treated with NaOCl showed an irregular surface, with cells being partially invaginated...
May 17, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516065/mir-142-5p-disrupts-neuronal-morphogenesis-underlying-porcine-hemagglutinating-encephalomyelitis-virus-infection-by-targeting-ulk1
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Zi Li, Yungang Lan, Kui Zhao, Xiaoling Lv, Ning Ding, Huijun Lu, Jing Zhang, Huiqing Yue, Junchao Shi, Deguang Song, Feng Gao, Wenqi He
Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV) invades the central nervous system (CNS) and causes neurodegenerative disease in suckling piglets, but the understanding of its neuropathogenicity for neurological dysfunction remains limited. Here, we report that miR-142-5p is localized to neurons and negatively regulates neuronal morphogenesis in porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis (PHE). This phenotype was mediated by miR-142-5p inhibition of an mRNA encoding unc-51-like-kinase1 (Ulk1), which controls axon outgrowth and dendrite formation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515922/primary-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-the-cervix-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Xiaofeng Wang, Yan Gao, Yanning Xu, Yixin Liu, Pengpeng Qu
Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the cervix uteri is extremely rare. Two cases of PNET of the cervix are presented herein. Two female patients, aged 48 and 43 years, presented with irregular uterine bleeding over the course of 1 year, and increased urinary frequency for 1 month, respectively. On gynecological examination, a mass in the cervix was palpated and a biopsy performed. The findings of the initial biopsy revealed small-cell carcinoma in both patients. Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, radical hysterectomy was performed in both patients...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515637/ultrasound-biomicroscopy-value-in-evaluation-of-restoration-of-ciliary-muscles-contractility-after-cataract-extraction
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Ayser Abd El-Hameed Fayed
PURPOSE: To assess the changes in the contractility of the ciliary muscle in eyes with presbyopia before and after phacoemulsification and intracapsular lens implantation using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 50 eyes of 30 consecutive subjects operated at the Department of Ophthalmology. Patients with any ocular disorder affecting visual acuity, corneal surface irregularities, had posterior capsular perforation or intensive postoperative corneal edema, or were <35 years of age, were excluded...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515032/bilateral-painless-testicular-mass-acute-uveitis-and-annular-cutaneous-lesions-an-unusual-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-and-literature-review
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Enver Şimşek, Tülay Şimşek, Meliha Demiral, Funda Canaz, M Fuat Açıkalın
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by non-caseating epitheloid granulomas; whereas it usually involves the lungs and lymph nodes, genitourinary involvement is extremely rare. For this reason, no consensus regarding the diagnostic and management options for testicular sarcoidosis has been reached. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case report was to describe an unusual clinical presentation of sarcoidosis. An 8-year-old boy presented with a 6-month history of painless scrotal enlargement and a 2-month history of photophobia, blurred vision, and pain in both eyes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
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