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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147802/executive-summary-of-the-12th-hht-international-scientific-conference
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Jillian W Andrejecsk, Anna E Hosman, Luisa M Botella, Claire L Shovlin, Helen M Arthur, Sophie Dupuis-Girod, Elisabetta Buscarini, Christopher C W Hughes, Franck Lebrin, Christine L Mummery, Marco C Post, Johannes J Mager
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant trait affecting approximately 1 in 5000 people. A pathogenic DNA sequence variant in the ENG, ACVRL1 or SMAD4 genes, can be found in the majority of patients. The 12th International Scientific HHT Conference was held on June 8-11, 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia to present and discuss the latest scientific achievements, and was attended by over 200 scientific and clinical researchers. In total 174 abstracts were accepted of which 58 were selected for oral presentations...
November 16, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143615/diagnostic-accuracy-of-tests-to-detect-hepatitis-c-antibody-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Weiming Tang, Wen Chen, Ali Amini, Debi Boeras, Jane Falconer, Helen Kelly, Rosanna Peeling, Olivia Varsaneux, Joseph D Tucker, Philippa Easterbrook
BACKGROUND: Although direct-acting antivirals can achieve sustained virological response rates greater than 90% in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infected persons, at present the majority of HCV-infected individuals remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated. While there are a wide range of HCV serological tests available, there is a lack of formal assessment of their diagnostic performance. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate he diagnostic accuracy of available rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and laboratory based EIA assays in detecting antibodies to HCV...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130527/the-utility-of-oral-brush-cytology-in-the-early-detection-of-oral-cancer-and-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Abdulhameed Husain, Omar Kujan, Camile S Farah
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to analyze the published evidence for the use of oral brush cytology for the early detection of oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). METHODS: Literature was systematically searched through several databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, SCOPUS, Cochrane Library and Web of Science. Additional review was performed through cross checks on the bibliographies of selected articles. The inclusion criteria involved studies assessing the utility of oral brush cytology on human tissues and its applications in the diagnosis, screening or surveillance of oral cancer or OPMDs...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129030/effects-of-cpap-and-mandibular-advancement-device-treatment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Martha Schwartz, Luis Acosta, Yuan-Lung Hung, Mariela Padilla, Reyes Enciso
The purpose of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) in improving the quality of life (sleepiness, cognitive, and functional outcomes) in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Authors identified randomized, placebo-controlled studies from MEDLINE through PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Studies were assessed for inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as risk of bias...
November 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128883/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-on-chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-and-young-patients
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Mengxue He, Binghua Zhang, Nanping Shen, Na Wu, Jiwen Sun
Oral mucositis is one of the most frequent complications after chemotherapy, occurring in approximately 52 to 80% of children receiving treatment for cancer. Recently, it has been suggested that the use of low-energy laser could reduce the grade of oral mucositis and alleviate the symptoms. In 2014, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology has recommended low-level laser therapy in prevention of mucositis for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients because of its beneficial effects in majority of recent studies...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118081/perceptions-of-dental-hygienists-and-dentists-about-preventing-early-childhood-caries-a-qualitative-study
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Alice M Horowitz, Dushanka V Kleinman, Wendy Child, Sarah D Radice, Catherine Maybury
Purpose: The objective of this qualitative pilot study was to gain an in-depth understanding of dental hygienists and dentists perspectives regarding children's oral health and what needs to be done to prevent early childhood caries (ECC), the most frequent chronic disease of childhood.Methods: A skilled facilitator conducted four focus groups and four phone interviews with 20 dental hygienists and 17 dentists practicing in a variety of locations within the state of Maryland. The interview guide was based on results from previous state-wide surveys of dental hygienists and dentists...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117106/the-17th-rocky-mountain-virology-association-meeting
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Joel Rovnak, Rushika Perera, Matthew W Hopken, Jenna Read, Derrick M Waller, Randall J Cohrs
Since 2000, scientists and students from the greater Rocky Mountain region, along with invited speakers, both national and international, have gathered at the Mountain Campus of Colorado State University to discuss their area of study, present recent findings, establish or strengthen collaborations, and mentor the next generation of virologists and prionologists through formal presentations and informal discussions concerning science, grantsmanship and network development. This year, approximately 100 people attended the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Virology Association meeting, that began with a keynote presentation, and featured 29 oral and 35 poster presentations covering RNA and DNA viruses, prions, virus-host interactions and guides to successful mentorship...
November 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109315/assessment-of-alteration-in-capnometry-monitoring-during-intravenous-sedation-with-midazolam-for-oral-surgical-procedures
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Kavitha G, Pallavi K Kakade, Madhavi Singh, Mahesh Ahire, Melvin Augustine, Kinjal D Jain
INTRODUCTION: Capnography is routinely used for monitoring of patients subjected to sedation for different surgical procedures. There is still paucity of data highlighting the capnographic assessment of patients on midazolam sedation undergoing oral surgical procedures. Hence, we planned the present study to assess the alterations occurring in the end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) values monitored during intravenous (IV) sedation with midazolam during various oral surgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included assessment of alteration in ETCO2 values occurring during oral surgical procedure...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109314/a-cross-sectional-study-to-assess-the-perception-of-psychosocial-elements-among-pediatric-patients-visiting-dental-clinics
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Ashish Bhalla, U B Rajasekaran, Madhavi Singh, Manish Goutam, Nikhil Grover, Ashok Galav
INTRODUCTION: Children with high dental fear and perception usually encounter high prevalence of dental caries. Data showed that individuals with dental fear will probably defer dental appointments which may result in the formation of a setup of an endless loop of dental fear. Present study was aimed to assess different psycho-social parameters among pediatric patients visiting dental clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present cross-sectional study, the data of 200 schoolchildren were collected and analyzed by means of a questionnaire...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109309/prevalence-of-dental-caries-and-oral-hygiene-status-among-juvenile-prisoners-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Thamer Alkhadra
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dental caries and oral hygiene status among juvenile prisoners in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 105 prisoners aged between 12 and 17 years of age from the Juvenile Detention Center were included in the study. Any prisoner with systemic illness and being noncooperative were excluded from the study. Clinical examinations were performed under an artificial light source using a disposable mouth mirror and explorer while seated on a portable chair...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108651/targeting-couple-and-parent-child-coercion-to-improve-health-behaviors
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Amy M Smith Slep, Richard E Heyman, Danielle M Mitnick, Michael F Lorber, Theodore P Beauchaine
This phase of the NIH Science of Behavior Change program emphasizes an "experimental medicine approach to behavior change," that seeks to identify targets related to stress reactivity, self-regulation, and social processes for maximal effects on multiple health outcomes. Within this framework, our project focuses on interpersonal processes associated with health: coercive couple and parent-child conflict. Diabetes and poor oral health portend pain, distress, expense, loss of productivity, and even mortality...
October 19, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101547/oral-pregabalin-for-acute-pain-relief-after-cervicofacial-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sara Liébana-Hermoso, Francisco Javier Manzano-Moreno, Manuel Francisco Vallecillo-Capilla, Maria Victoria Olmedo-Gaya
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this systematic review were to unify criteria on the effectiveness of oral pregabalin to treat acute post-operative pain after cervicofacial surgery, to establish the most effective dose regimens, and to determine its effect on rescue medicine consumption and its association with adverse effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed/Medline (National Library of Medicine, Washington, DC), Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases were searched for studies in any language published between January 2000 and September 2016...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099543/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-chronic-liver-diseases-in-adults
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REVIEW
Goran Bjelakovic, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Marko Bjelakovic, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is often reported in people with chronic liver diseases. Therefore, improving vitamin D status could have a beneficial effect on people with chronic liver diseases. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of vitamin D supplementation in people with chronic liver diseases. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096421/glucocorticosteroids-for-people-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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REVIEW
Chavdar S Pavlov, Daria L Varganova, Giovanni Casazza, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic hepatitis is a form of alcoholic liver disease, characterised by steatosis, necroinflammation, fibrosis, and potential complications to the liver disease. Typically, alcoholic hepatitis presents in people between 40 and 50 years of age. Alcoholic hepatitis can be resolved if people abstain from drinking, but the risk of death will depend on the severity of the liver damage and abstinence from alcohol. Glucocorticosteroids are used as anti-inflammatory drugs for people with alcoholic hepatitis...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094518/disparities-in-rate-triggers-and-management-in-pediatric-and-adult-cases-of-suspected-drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-canada
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REVIEW
Sofianne Gabrielli, Ann E Clarke, Harley Eisman, Judy Morris, Lawrence Joseph, Sebastien La Vieille, Peter Small, Rodrick Lim, Paul Enarson, Michal Zelcer, Edmond S Chan, Chris Mill, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
INTRODUCTION: Data is sparse on drug-induced anaphylaxis (DIA) and there have not been studies assessing the differences in clinical characteristics and management of DIA between adults and children. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the percentage, diagnosis, and management of DIA among all anaphylaxis visits in three pediatric and one adult emergency departments (ED) across Canada. METHODS: Children presenting to the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH), British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH), and Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Center and adults presenting to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur with anaphylaxis were recruited as part of the Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry...
November 1, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077689/incidence-of-otologic-symptoms-and-evaluation-of-the-organ-of-hearing-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-tdm
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Zofia Maciejewska-Szaniec, Barbara Maciejewska, Katarzyna Mehr, Paweł Piotrowski, Michał Michalak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica, Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have discussed cases of concomitant temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and otologic symptoms (OS). However, attempts to determine the true origin of these symptoms combined with assessments of the condition of the organ of hearing are relatively rare. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and type of OS in patients with TMD, and attempted to determine the origin of the OS in the studied group of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS 246 patients, aged 40.08±11.12 years (F=147, M=99) with TMD, from the Department of Oral Rehabilitation of Poznan University of Medical Sciences...
October 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075034/dental-treatment-under-general-anaesthetic-and-children-s-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
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Paulo A Martins-Junior
Data sourcesMedline, Scopus and the Web of Science.Study selectionStudies conducted in children under 16 undergoing general anaesthesia having change in oral health-related quality of life were considered. Selection was undertaken by two reviewers independently.Data extraction and synthesisData abstraction was undertaken independently by three groups of two reviewers - discrepancies were resolved by discussion. Study quality was assessed using the Quality Assessment Tool for Studies of Diverse Design (QATSDD)...
October 27, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075021/surgical-regenerative-treatment-of-peri-implantitis
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Mark Steven-Howe, Derek Richards
Data sourcesOvid, Medline, PubMed, Embase and Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source. Databases were searched from January 2006 to March 2016 and restricted to English, manual searches were also carried out in the relevant major journals.Study selectionTwo reviewers independently selected studies. Human prospective and retrospective observational studies with a minimum sample size of ten implants and involving at least one surgical regenerative treatment method for peri-implantitis were considered. Excluded studies included animal and in vitro studies, patients with uncontrolled systemic disease that put the implant at risk and ceramic or coated implants...
October 27, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072231/evaluation-of-drug-utilization-pattern-for-patients-of-bronchial-asthma-in-a-government-hospital-of-saudi-arabia
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M M Rafeeq, Has Murad
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a social and economic healthcare burden. Drug utilization studies are important tools to assess current prescription practices against standard guidelines and help in rationalizing the management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate the pattern of drug utilization in bronchial asthma patients in a government hospital of Saudi Arabia. Retrospective prescribing information of patients of all ages and both sexes diagnosed with bronchial asthma being treated with at least one of the anti-asthmatic medications was utilized...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063385/does-smoking-habit-increase-the-micronuclei-frequency-in-the-oral-mucosa-of-adults-compared-to-non-smokers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Juliana Larocca de Geus, Letícia Maíra Wambier, Marcelo Carlos Bortoluzzi, Alessandro D Loguercio, Stella Kossatz, Alessandra Reis
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review of clinical studies to evaluate the frequency of micronuclei in the oral mucosa of smokers and non-smokers in adult patients was performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search was carried out on MEDLINE via PubMeb, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS, BBO, and Cochrane Library and SIGLE without restrictions. Dissertations and thesis were searched using the ProQuest Dissertations and Periodicos Capes Thesis Databases. We included only cross-sectional clinical trials that compared the frequency of micronuclei in the oral mucosa of smokers and non-smokers in adult patients...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
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