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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650513/return-to-work-after-work-related-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-work-focused-cognitive-behavioral-intervention
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Vita Ligaya Dalgaard, Kirstin Aschbacher, Johan Hviid Andersen, David John Glasscock, Morten Vejs Willert, Ole Carstensen, Karin Biering
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a stress management intervention (SMI) on lasting return to work (RTW) among patients with work-related stress complaints. Methods Sickness benefit departments from three local municipalities referred patients on sick leave with work-related adjustment disorders or mild depression to the Department of Occupational Medicine, Regional Hospital West Jutland. A 2× randomization procedure allocated patients into one of three groups: intervention (N=58), control A (which received a clinical assessment; N=56), or control B (no assessment; N=49)...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647224/does-artificial-aging-affect-mechanical-properties-of-cad-cam-composite-materials
#2
Ferhan Egilmez, Gulfem Ergun, Isil Cekic-Nagas, Pekka K Vallittu, Lippo V J Lassila
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the flexural strength and Weibull characteristics of different CAD/CAM materials after different in vitro aging conditions. METHODS: The specimens were randomly assigned to one of the six in vitro aging conditions: (1) water storage (37°C, 3 weeks), (2) boiling water (24h), (3) hydrochloric acid exposure (pH: 1.2, 24h), (4) autoclave treatment (134°C, 200kPa, 12h), (5) thermal cycling (5000 times, 5-55°C), (6) cyclic loading (100N, 50,000 cycles)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645761/beach-macro-litter-monitoring-and-floating-microplastic-in-a-coastal-area-of-indonesia
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Agung Dhamar Syakti, Rafika Bouhroum, Nuning Vita Hidayati, Chandra Joei Koenawan, Abdelaziz Boulkamh, Isdy Sulistyo, Stephanie Lebarillier, Syafsir Akhlus, Pierre Doumenq, Pascal Wong-Wah-Chung
Qualitative analysis of the structures of the polymers composing floating plastic debris was performed using attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), and the aging of the debris was assessed by measuring carbonyl group formation on the particle surfaces. Plastic material made up >75% of the 2313 items collected during a three-year survey. The size, shape and color of the microplastic were correlated with the polymer structure. The most abundant plastic materials were polypropylene (68%) and low-density polyethylene (11%), and the predominant colors of the plastics were white, blue and green...
June 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644413/clonal-diversity-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-environmental-human-and-food-samples
#4
Elena Ojer-Usoz, David González, Ana Isabel Vitas
This study presents a comprehensive approach of a clonal diversity analysis of 448 Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli isolated from environmental, human and food samples in Spain. The phenotypic confirmation of ESBL production was performed by disc diffusion and microdilution methods, while Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and sequencing were used for the molecular characterization of β-lactamase genes (blaCTX-M, blaSHV, blaTEM, blaOXA). Clonal relationship of isolates was determined by multi-locus sequence typing (MLST)...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640034/using-a-simulation-of-a-frustrated-faculty-member-during-department-chair-searches-a-proof-of-concept-project
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Daniel E Shapiro, Lisa M Abbott, Daniel R Wolpaw, Michael J Green, Benjamin H Levi
PROBLEM: Vitae reviews, interviews, presentations, and reference checks are typical components of searches used to screen and select new department chairs/heads, but these strategies may fail to identify leaders who can communicate effectively with faculty in common, tense situations. APPROACH: Between May 2015 and November 2016, the authors piloted simulation scenarios in four department chair searches at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health to assess candidates' skill at handling common, challenging situations with faculty members...
June 20, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637547/end-stage-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-sister-mary-joseph-s-nodule
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Angelica Abbate, Piero Luigi Almasio, Gaetano Di Vita, Rosalia Patti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636655/changes-in-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-hcv-infected-patients-undergoing-direct-acting-antiviral-containing-regimens-with-or-without-interferon
#7
Claudia Mascia, Serena Vita, Paola Zuccalà, Raffaella Marocco, Tiziana Tieghi, Stefano Savinelli, Raffaella Rossi, Marco Iannetta, Irene Pozzetto, Caterina Furlan, Fabio Mengoni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo, Miriam Lichtner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased levels of chemokine interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)-inducible protein-10 (CXCL10), soluble CD163 (sCD163) and soluble CD14 (sCD14) have been reported in HCV infection. The aim of this study was to compare, sCD163 and sCD14 levels in HCV-infected patients undergoing direct acting antiviral (DAA)-containing regimens with or without interferon (IFN). METHODS: sCD163, sCD14 and CXCL10 were longitudinally measured by ELISA in 159 plasma samples from 25 HCV-infected patients undergoing IFN-based treatment plus telaprevir or boceprevir and 28 HCV infected subjects treated with DAA IFN-free regimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634590/the-immune-epitope-database-how-data-are-entered-and-retrieved
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Ward Fleri, Kerrie Vaughan, Nima Salimi, Randi Vita, Bjoern Peters, Alessandro Sette
Easy access to a vast collection of experimental data on immune epitopes can greatly facilitate the development of therapeutics and vaccines. The Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB) was developed to provide such a resource as a free service to the biomedical research community. The IEDB contains epitope and assay information related to infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergic diseases, and transplant/alloantigens for humans, nonhuman primates, mice, and any other species studied. It contains T cell, B cell, MHC binding, and MHC ligand elution experiments...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633093/fracture-resistance-of-ceramic-and-polymer-based-occlusal-veneer-restorations
#9
Majed Al-Akhali, Mohamed Sad Chaar, Adham Elsayed, Abdulaziz Samran, Matthias Kern
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of thermodynamic loading on the durability and fracture resistance behavior of occlusal veneers fabricated from different biomedical dental CAD/CAM materials. METHODS: The occlusal surfaces of 64 extracted premolars were prepared in the enamel layer and restored with occlusal veneers with a fissure/cusp thickness of 0.5/0.8mm made from four different dental CAD/CAM materials: group LD lithium disilicate (e...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616587/notch-signaling-facilitates-crossing-of-endothelial-barriers-by-tumor-cells
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Juan Rodriguez-Vita, Andreas Fischer
Blood vessels supply tumor cells with oxygen and nutrients and provide the basis for metastatic dissemination. In addition, endothelial cells can provide factors that orchestrate the behavior of tumor cells. Here, we expand upon our previous findings that link activation of Notch signaling in the endothelium to cellular senescence, weakening of cell junctions, and expression of adhesion molecules, which facilitates tumor and immune cell migration across the vessel wall and homing at distant sites.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614966/persistently-elevated-nuchal-translucency-and-the-fetal-heart
#11
Trisha V Vigneswaran, Tessa Homfray, Lindsey D Allan, John M Simpson, Vita Zidere
We describe the outcome of fifteen cases with an elevated nuchal translucency (NT) which persisted into the second trimester as nuchal edema (NE) > 6 mm whom underwent fetal echocardiography. Cases were identified following retrospective review of cardiac and genetic findings with NE. Minor congenital heart disease was identified in 3/15 by the second trimester. Agenesis of the ductus venosus was evident in four. Pulmonary valve stenosis was diagnosed in one fetus at the 20-week scan and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in one...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612896/total-thyroidectomy-the-first-the-best-the-recurrent-goiter-issue
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A Cappellani, A Zanghì, F Cardì, A Cavallaro, G Piccolo, S Palmucci, G Fuccio Sanzà, M Di Vita
BACKGROUND: Redo surgery for recurrent goiter is still now, even in experienced hands, followed by higher morbidity than primary total thyroidectomy. Suppressive Levothyroxine therapy failed to improve the recurrence rate, while inducing a subclinical hyperthyroidism. Aim of this study is to verify morbidity after total thyroidectomy for benign thyroid diseases, both primary and after recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of 20 cases of total thyroidectomy for recurrent benign diseases (RG), performed between January 2001 and December 2013 was compared with 225 cases of primary total thyroidectomy (PT) ...
May 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606409/microstructural-analysis-and-reliability-of-monolithic-zirconia-after-simulated-adjustment-protocols
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Eliseo Pablo Chun, Lilian Costa Anami, Estevam Augusto Bonfante, Marco Antonio Bottino
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microstructural properties and reliability of zirconia partially stabilized by yttrium oxide (Y-TZP) for use in monolithic form (Vita YZ HT, Vita Zahnfabrik, Germany) after different clinical adjustment protocols simulation. One-hundred and sixty two Y-TZP discs of high translucency were divided into 6 groups (n=27), according to simulated adjustments: S-Y-TZP as sintered; G-glazed Y-TZP; DbG-Y-TZP with diamond bur adjustment simulation followed by glaze application; GDb-glazed Y-TZP adjusted with diamond bur; DbDrG-Y-TZP with adjustment simulation with diamond bur and polishing kit (diamond rubber), followed by glaze; GDbDr-glazed Y-TZP with adjustment simulation with diamond bur followed by polishing kit...
June 9, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602731/energy-conservation-and-maximal-entropy-production-in-enzyme-reactions
#14
Andrej Dobovišek, Marko Vitas, Milan Brumen, Aleš Fajmut
A procedure for maximization of the density of entropy production in a single stationary two-step enzyme reaction is developed. Under the constraints of mass conservation, fixed equilibrium constant of a reaction and fixed products of forward and backward enzyme rate constants the existence of maximum in the density of entropy production is demonstrated. In the state with maximal density of entropy production the optimal enzyme rate constants, the stationary concentrations of the substrate and the product, the stationary product yield as well as the stationary reaction flux are calculated...
June 7, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599153/effects-of-repeated-biaxial-loads-on-the-creep-properties-of-cardinal-ligaments
#15
Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh, Raffaella De Vita
The cardinal ligament (CL) is one of the major pelvic ligaments providing structural support to the vagina/cervix/uterus complex. This ligament has been studied mainly with regards to its important function in the treatment of different diseases such as surgical repair for pelvic organ prolapse and radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. However, the mechanical properties of the CL have not been fully determined, despite the important in vivo supportive role of this ligament within the pelvic floor. To advance our limited knowledge about the elastic and viscoelastic properties of the CL, we conducted three consecutive planar equi-biaxial tests on CL specimens isolated from swine...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598774/what-could-we-learn-from-the-sub-analysis-of-a-single-nation-cohort-in-a-worldwide-study-lessons-from-the-results-observed-in-the-italian-cohort-of-the-go-more-trial
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Roberto Giacomelli, Piero Ruscitti, Stefano Bombardieri, Giovanna Cuomo, Salvatore De Vita, Mauro Galeazzi, Monica Mecchia
OBJECTIVES: GO-MORE Trial investigated the use of Golimumab (GLM) in 3280 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients worldwide. At present, the burden of arthritis is greater in poorer countries than in developed countries due to socioeconomic disparities, thus suggesting the usefulness of subgroup investigations. We aimed to evaluate GLM as add-on therapy for RA patients in the Italian cohort of GO-MORE trial and compared the clinical characteristics between Italian patients and the enrolled patients worldwide...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597560/l-dopa-responsiveness-is-associated-with-distinctive-connectivity-patterns-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Harith Akram, Chengyuan Wu, Jonathan Hyam, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Enrico De Vita, Tarek Yousry, Marjan Jahanshahi, Marwan Hariz, Timothy Behrens, John Ashburner, Ludvic Zrinzo
BACKGROUND: Neuronal loss and dopamine depletion alter motor signal processing between cortical motor areas, basal ganglia, and the thalamus, resulting in the motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease. Dopamine replacement therapy can reverse these manifestations with varying degrees of improvement. METHODS: To evaluate functional connectivity in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and changes in functional connectivity in relation to the degree of response to l-dopa, 19 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging in the on-medication state...
June 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594797/-single-centre-experience-with-implantation-of-the-e-vita-open-plus-hybrid-stent-graft
#18
B N Kozlov, D S Panfilov, V V Saushkin, M S Kuznetsov, G G Nasrashvili, A V Andriianova, V M Shipulin
Hybrid technologies appear to have been gaining ground in surgery of the thoracic aorta. The present study was aimed at assessing the immediate clinical outcomes of surgical treatment of diseases of the thoracic aorta by means of the 'E-vita open plus' hybrid stent graft. The 'E-vita open plus' hybrid stent graft was implanted to 18 patients. All operations were carried out in the conditions of moderate hypothermia. The brain was protected by unilateral cerebral perfusion through the brachiocephalic trunk. The duration of artificial circulation averagely amounted to 265...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591766/elective-frozen-elephant-trunk-procedure-using-the-e-vita-open-plus-prosthesis-in-94-patients-a-multicentre-french-registry
#19
Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Reda Belhaj Soulami, Olivier Fouquet, Vito Giovanni Ruggieri, Adrien Kaladji, Jacques Tomasi, Michel Sellin, Fadi Farhat, Amedeo Anselmi
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to evaluate the operative outcomes of the frozen elephant trunk technique using the E-Vita Open Plus ® hybrid prosthesis in chronic aortic arch diseases and report clinical and radiological outcomes at the 1-year follow-up. METHODS: As determined from a prospective multicentre registry, 94 patients underwent frozen elephant trunk procedures using the E-Vita Open Plus hybrid device for the treatment of chronic aortic conditions, including 50% chronic aortic dissections, 40% degenerative aneurysms and 10% miscellaneous indications...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590838/comparative-evaluation-of-effects-of-laser-modalities-on-shear-bond-strengths-of-veneering-porcelains-to-laser-sintered-substructures-an-in-vitro-study
#20
Oguzhan Gorler, Aysegul Goze Saygin
OBJECTIVE: Laser modalities and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) have a potential to enhance micromechanical bonding between dental super- and infrastructures. However, the effect of different manufacturing methods on the metal-ceramic bond strength needs further evaluation. We investigated the effect of surface treatment with Er:YAG, Nd:YAG, and Ho:YAG lasers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of high-fusion dental porcelains (Vita and G-Ceram) to infrastructures prepared with DMLS in vitro settings...
June 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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