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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142569/prevalence-and-predictors-of-non-suicidal-self-injury-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Bushra Akram, Mehak Batool, Zeeshan Rafi, Abrar Akram
Objectives: To find the prevalence as well as to identify the predictors as protective and risk factors of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: In this analytical cross sectional survey 83 children with ASD age range from 8 to 18 years were selected through convenient sampling technique from five special schools of Lahore city. The Urdu form of a standardized tool was used to assess NSSI. Results: Statistical analysis indicated overall point prevalence of NSSI was 33%...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117192/can-you-catch-ebola-from-a-stork-bite-inductive-reasoning-influences-generalization-of-perceived-zoonosis-risk
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Tyler Davis, Micah B Goldwater, Molly E Ireland, Nicholas Gaylord, Jason Van Allen
Emerging zoonoses are a prominent global health threat. Human beliefs are central to drivers of emerging zoonoses, yet little is known about how people make inferences about risk in such scenarios. We present an inductive account of zoonosis risk perception, suggesting that beliefs about the range of animals able to transmit diseases to each other influence how people generalize risks to other animals and health behaviors. Consistent with our account, in Study 1, we find that participants who endorse higher likelihoods of cross-species disease transmission have stronger intentions to report animal bites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111139/seroprevalence-of-schmallenberg-virus-in-dairy-cattle-in-ethiopia
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Berhanu Sibhat, Gelagay Ayelet, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Eystein Skjerve, Kassahun Asmare
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a recently identified member of the genus Orthobunyavirus of the family Bunyaviridae. It is an arbovirus transmitted by different members of Culicoides spp of biting midges. The virus is more recognized for its effect on reproductive disorders in ruminants characterised by abortion, stillbirth and birth of congenitally defective newborns with hydranencephaly-arthrogryposis syndrome. The current study was undertaken with the objectives of exploring the presence of SBV exposure and identification of factors affecting its distribution among dairy cattle in Ethiopia...
October 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109317/prevalence-of-dental-malocclusions-in-patients-admitted-to-the-department-of-orthodontics-school-of-dentistry-tabriz-in-2016
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Mohammad H Ahangar-Atashi, Fatemeh Dabaghi-Tabriz, Sina Ahangar-Atashi, Mahdi Rahbar
AIM: This study is aimed at investigating the prevalence of disorders among patients referred to Tabriz Dental School in 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research was conducted in a cross-section method and taken from all patients admitted during this period. Classification of dental occlusion in patients was based on Angle's definition, skeletal classification was based on Steiner's analysis, and overjet and overbite values and other patient-related information were imported from the records in the extractive sector and in specific forms...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103439/perinatal-health-and-malocclusions-in-preschool-children-findings-from-a-cohort-of-adolescent-mothers-in-southern-brazil
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Cássia Cardozo Amaral, Vanessa Polina Pereira da Costa, Marina Sousa Azevedo, Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro, Flávio Fernando Demarco, Marília Leão Goettems
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy in adolescence has long-term consequences that can negatively influence oral conditions. In this study, we aimed to assess malocclusion in deciduous dentition and its association with prolonged breastfeeding, pacifier use, and perinatal health indicators pertaining to the periods immediately before and after birth. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was nested in a cohort of adolescent mothers who became pregnant from 13 to 19 years of age (mean age, 17...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102600/relationship-between-occlusal-features-and-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
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Dmitry José de Santana Sarmento, Thiara Karine de Araújo, Germana de Queiroz Tavares Borges Mesquita, Denise Nóbrega Diniz, Fátima Roneiva Alves Fonseca, Paula Frassinetti V Medeiros, Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Dos Santos, Gustavo Pina Godoy
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was describe the relation between occlusal features and enzyme replacement therapy in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample consisted of 20 patients with mucopolysaccharidoses, 10 of whom were undergoing treatment at a hospital in northeast Brazil. Occlusal features were evaluated by clinical examination and panoramic radiography. A structured questionnaire was administered to evaluate the dental care of each patient...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102099/white-lipped-tree-viper-cryptelytrops-albolabris-envenomation-in-an-american-viper-keeper
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Spencer Greene, Laura Ann Galdamez, Richard Tomasheski
BACKGROUND: Snakebites are common in many regions of the United States. Bites from exotic species, however, are rare. The white-lipped tree viper, Cryptelytrops (formerly Trimeresurus) albolabris, is a pit viper native to Southeast Asia. Bites are common in countries such as Myanmar, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. In this report, we describe an envenomation in an American viper keeper. CASE REPORT: A healthy 28-year-old right-handed man who collects venomous snakes experienced a bite to the distal left thumb from a neonatal C...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084301/masticatory-performance-and-maximum-bite-and-lip-force-depend-on-the-type-of-prosthesis
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Martin Schimmel, Kujtim Memedi, Tatiana Parga, Joannis Katsoulis, Frauke Müller
PURPOSE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess maximum restraining lip force (MLF), maximum voluntary bite force (MBF), and patient-related parameters to evaluate their influence on masticatory function in four groups of participants with different dental states. METHODS: Participants were recruited and assigned to one of four different groups depending on dental status: complete removable dental prostheses (CRDP group); edentulous with two-implant overdentures (IOD group); Kennedy Class I partial removable dental prostheses (PRDP group); or fully dentate (control group)...
November 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077365/prevalence-of-anterior-cross-bite-in-preadolescent-orthodontic-patients-attending-an-orthodontic-clinic
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S N Vithanaarachchi, L S Nawarathna
Introduction: Anterior cross bite is a common malocclusion and early treatment is indicated. Determining its prevalence is important to plan orthodontic services. Objective: To assess the prevalence and associated features of anterior cross bite in pre-adolescent patients attending an orthodontic clinic. Methods: A hospital based cross sectional study was conducted. Seven hundred and twenty one consecutive patients were examined for anterior cross bite...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048583/comparative-efficacy-of-commercial-mosquito-coils-against-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-in-malaysia-a-nationwide-report
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A C Chin, C D Chen, V L Low, H L Lee, A A Azidah, K W Lau, M Sofian-Azirun
This study was conducted using the glass chamber method to determine the susceptibility status of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti (L.) from 11 states in Malaysia to commercial mosquito coils containing four different active ingredients, namely metofluthrin, d-allethrin, d-trans allethrin, and prallethrin. Aedes aegypti exhibited various knockdown rates, ranging from 14.44% to 100.00%, 0.00% to 61.67%, 0.00% to 90.00%, and 0.00% to 13.33% for metofluthrin, d-allethrin, d-trans allethrin, and prallethrin, respectively...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046025/-asthma-associated-oral-and-dental-health-repercussions-in-children-aged-6-to-12-years
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Juana Angélica Ramos-Ríos, Esperanza Ramírez-Hernández, Eliza Mireya Vázquez-Rodríguez, Francisco Vázquez-Nava
BACKGROUND: Asthma, which is characterized by mouth breathing and by the use of drugs for its treatment, affects between 1 and 30% of children and adolescents. There are only few studies reporting its impact on the oral cavity. OBJECTIVE: To find out the most common asthma-associated repercussions in 6 to 12-year-old children. METHODS: Cross-sectional, comparative, analytical study carried out in 2 primary schools from Coclique, Veracruz, Mexico, in 6 to 12-year-old children...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037520/immunization-with-ljm11-salivary-protein-protects-against-infection-with-leishmania-braziliensis-in-the-presence-of-lutzomyia-longipalpis-saliva
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Jurema M Cunha, Melissa Abbehusen, Martha Suarez, Jesus Valenzuela, Clarissa R Teixeira, Cláudia I Brodskyn
Leishmania is transmitted in the presence of sand fly saliva. Protective immunity generated by saliva has encouraged identification of a vector salivary-based vaccine. Previous studies have shown that immunization with LJM11, a salivary protein from Lutzomyia longipalpis, is able to induce a Th1 immune response and protect mice against bites of Leishmania major-infected Lutzomyia longipalpis. Here, we further investigate if immunization with LJM11 recombinant protein is able to confer cross-protection against infection with Leishmania braziliensis associated with salivary gland sonicate (SGS) from Lutzomyia intermedia or Lu...
October 14, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033523/mothers-teething-beliefs-and-treatment-practices-in-mansoura-egypt
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Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Fawzia El Sayed Abusaad
OBJECTIVES: To reveal mothers' beliefs about signs and symptoms associated with teething and their treatment practices. POPULATION AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study done in Mansoura District on 457 mothers and their children with one or more erupted teeth. Mothers were interviewed during vaccination session at 25 chosen health facilities. Mothers were asked whether they agree or disagree about 24 signs and symptoms claimed to be associated with teething. RESULTS: Only 1...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016842/comparison-of-emg-activity-and-blood-flow-during-graded-exertion-in-the-orbicularis-oris-muscle-of-adult-subjects-with-and-without-lip-incompetence-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jun-Ichi Takada, Jun J Miyamoto, Chiemi Sato, Ayano Dei, Keiji Moriyama
Background/Objectives: The peri-oral muscles-including orbicularis oris-are critical in maintaining equilibrium in tooth position. Lip incompetence (LI) can thus be a factor in malocclusion. We therefore aimed to validate a technique to evaluate not only muscle activity via electromyography (EMG) but also muscle endurance and fatigue via blood flow (BF) for LI. Subjects/Methods: Subjects were classified into increased muscle tension/lip incompetent (experimental) and normal muscle tension/lip competent (control) groups...
August 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992933/early-life-indicators-predict-mortality-illness-reduced-welfare-and-carcass-characteristics-in-finisher-pigs
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Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Laura Ann Boyle, Alessia Diana, Finola Catherine Leonard, John Patrick Moriarty, Máire Catríona McElroy, Shane McGettrick, Denis Kelliher, Edgar García Manzanilla
The objective of this study was to investigate associations between early life indicators, lactation management factors and subsequent mortality, health, welfare and carcass traits of offspring. A total of 1016 pigs from a batch born during one week were used. During lactation, number of liveborn piglets, stillborn and mummies, sow parity, number of times cross-fostered, weaning age, birth and weaning body weight (BW) were collected. Mortality was recorded throughout the offspring production cycle. Prior to slaughter, pigs were scored for lameness (1=non-lame to 3=severely lame)...
October 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992915/a-cross-sectional-study-for-predicting-tail-biting-risk-in-pig-farms-using-classification-and-regression-tree-analysis
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Annalisa Scollo, Flaviana Gottardo, Barbara Contiero, Sandra A Edwards
Tail biting in pigs has been an identified behavioural, welfare and economic problem for decades, and requires appropriate but sometimes difficult on-farm interventions. The aim of the paper is to introduce the Classification and Regression Tree (CRT) methodologies to develop a tool for prevention of acute tail biting lesions in pigs on-farm. A sample of 60 commercial farms rearing heavy pigs were involved; an on-farm visit and an interview with the farmer collected data on general management, herd health, disease prevention, climate control, feeding and production traits...
October 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991898/insights-and-efforts-to-control-rabies-in-zambia-evaluation-of-determinants-and-barriers-to-dog-vaccination-in-nyimba-district
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Carolyn Patricia Mulipukwa, Boyd Mudenda, Allan Rabson Mbewe
BACKGROUND: The current rabies control strategy in Zambia is based on dog vaccination, dog population control and dog movement restrictions. In Nyimba district of Zambia, dog vaccination coverage is low but the incidence of dog bites is high which places the community at risk of rabies infection. The renewed global interest eliminating rabies in developing countries has spurred interest to identify determinants and barriers of dog vaccination in an effort to reduce the overall disease burden...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989137/characteristic-of-malocclusion-among-saudi-special-need-group-children
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Thamer Alkhadra
INTRODUCTION: The present study analyzed the characteristics of malocclusions, occlusal traits among Special Health care Needs (SHCN) children with Down syndrome (DS) and autism disorder (AD) in Riyadh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 DS and 100 AD children from five rehabilitation centers in and around Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were included in the study. Any children with history of ongoing medical treatment, extraction, or orthodontic treatment were excluded from the study...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937903/guiding-the-child-s-teeth-with-class-iii-dental-malocclusion-into-correct-occlusion-a-clinician-s-parenting
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A Kapur, H S Chawla, A Utreja, A Goyal
Pediatric dentists are often the first ones to be consulted for the presence of an anterior cross bite in the primary dentition. The condition requires an early interception to avoid progressive dentoalveolar and skeletal changes. The management, however, poses unique challenges in terms of young age of the child, correct choice of appliance and unpredictability of the response to treatment due to inability to ascertain the inherent growth potential. It is very important therefore for the specialist, to be able to recognize the early signs of a developing class III malocclusion tendency and also know the basic details of successful management of such cases...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927432/deer-presence-rather-than-abundance-determines-the-population-density-of-the-sheep-tick-ixodes-ricinus-in-dutch-forests
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Tim R Hofmeester, Hein Sprong, Patrick A Jansen, Herbert H T Prins, Sipke E van Wieren
BACKGROUND: Understanding which factors drive population densities of disease vectors is an important step in assessing disease risk. We tested the hypothesis that the density of ticks from the Ixodes ricinus complex, which are important vectors for tick-borne diseases, is determined by the density of deer, as adults of these ticks mainly feed on deer. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study to investigate I. ricinus density across 20 forest plots in the Netherlands that ranged widely in deer availability to ticks, and performed a deer-exclosure experiment in four pairs of 1 ha forest plots in a separate site...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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