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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145267/osteoblastic-bone-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumor-net-of-unknown-origin-detected-by-18fluorocholine-pet-ct-and-its-comparison-with-68gallium-dotatoc-pet-ct-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Alberto Bongiovanni, Federica Recine, Monica Celli, Giulia Marcantognini, Flavia Foca, Chiara Liverani, Valentina Fausti, Alessandro De Vita, Giacomo Miserocchi, Laura Mercatali, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
RATIONALE: Choline (CH) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with fluorine 18 (F) CH is increasingly used not only to evaluate patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer but also to assess metastatic lesions that are difficult or impossible to identify using more conventional modalities. Our experience with CH PET/CT has shown that it can also be used for many other malignancies. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 71-year-old male with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of unknown origin showed osteoblastic bone metastases positive to F-CH PET...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144876/effects-of-at-home-bleaching-in-smokers-30-month-follow-up
#2
J L de Geus, E Fernández, S Kossatz, A D Loguercio, A Reis
OBJECTIVE: This clinical study evaluated the color longevity after 30 months of at-home bleaching with 10% carbamide peroxide (CP) in smokers and nonsmokers. METHODS: Sixty patients, 30 smokers and 30 nonsmokers, were subjected to bleaching with 10% CP (Whiteness Perfect-FGM) for three hours daily for three weeks. The color was measured at baseline and at one month and 30 months after the completion of dental bleaching using the shade guide Vita classical organized by value (ΔSGU) and the shade guide Vita Bleachedguide 3D-MASTER...
November 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144098/correlation-between-plasmatic-levels-of-vitamin-d-and-pasi-score-our-experience-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
#3
Carlo Mattozzi, Giovanni Paolino, Monica Salvi, Laura Macaluso, Marco Scarno', Gaetano DE Vita, Stefano Calvieri, Antonio G Richetta
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory, chronic, relapsing skin disease. The pathogenesis is multifactorial and it is involved both innate and acquired immunity. Several studies have shown the important role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of this disorder. In this study we have evaluated a possible correlation between vitamin D and clinical severity of psoriasis calculated with PASI score. METHODS: In this case control study we included 141 Caucasian subjects affected by moderate to severe psoriasis and 62 healthy controls...
November 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143397/marginal-fit-comparison-of-cad-cam-crowns-milled-from-two-different-materials
#4
Atousa Azarbal, Mohsen Azarbal, Robert L Engelmeier, Thomas C Kunkel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the marginal fit of CAD/CAM copings milled from hybrid ceramic (Vita Enamic) blocks and lithium disilicate (IPS e.max CAD) blocks, and to evaluate the effect of crystallization firing on the marginal fit of lithium disilicate copings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A standardized metal die with a 1-mm-wide shoulder finish line was imaged using the CEREC AC Bluecam. The coping was designed using CEREC 3 software. The design was used to fabricate 15 lithium disilicate and 15 hybrid ceramic copings...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142647/effects-of-staining-liquids-and-finishing-methods-on-translucency-of-a-hybrid-ceramic-material-having-two-different-translucency-levels
#5
Sebnem Ulviye Buyukkaplan, Mehmet Mustafa Özarslan, Çağatay Barutcigil, Merve Arslan, Kubilay Barutcigil, Elif Ece Yoldan
PURPOSE: Beverages may affect the translucency of esthetic dental restorative materials. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of coffee and red wine on the translucency of a PICN material with two translucency levels, and finished with different methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2M2 high translucent and translucent VITA Enamic hybrid ceramic blocks were investigated. Rectangular specimens with the dimensions of 12 mm × 14 mm × 2 mm were prepared...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140719/effects-of-different-etching-methods-and-bonding-procedures-on-shear-bond-strength-of-orthodontic-metal-brackets-applied-to-different-cad-cam-ceramic-materials
#6
S Kutalmış Buyuk, Ahmet Serkan Kucukekenci
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic metal brackets applied to different types of ceramic surfaces treated with different etching procedures and bonding agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Monolithic CAD/CAM ceramic specimens (N = 120; n = 40 each group) of feldspathic ceramic Vita Mark II, resin nanoceramic Lava Ultimate, and hybrid ceramic Vita Enamic were fabricated (14 × 12 × 3 mm). Ceramic specimens were separated into four subgroups (n = 10) according to type of surface treatment and bonding onto the ceramic surface...
November 15, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138529/matrix-metalloproteinases-polymorphisms-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#7
Danijela Štrbac, Katja Goričar, Vita Dolžan, Viljem Kovač
Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a relatively short overall survival (OS). Metalloproteinases (MMPs) have a vast biological effect on tumor progression, invasion, metastasis formation, and apoptosis. MMP expression was previously associated with survival in MPM. Our aim was to evaluate if genetic variability of MMP genes could also serve as a prognostic biomarker in MPM. Methods: We genotyped 199 MPM patients for ten polymorphisms: rs243865, rs243849 and rs7201, in MMP2; rs17576, rs17577, rs20544, and rs2250889 in MMP9; and rs1042703, rs1042704, and rs743257 in MMP14...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138241/decorin-a-growth-hormone-regulated-protein-in-humans
#8
Neha Bahl, Glenn Stone, Mark McLean, Ken K Y Ho, Vita Birzniece
CONTEXT: Growth hormone (GH) stimulates connective tissue and muscle growth, an effect that is potentiated by testosterone. Decorin, a myokine and a connective tissue protein, stimulates connective tissue accretion and muscle hypertrophy. Whether GH and testosterone regulate decorin in humans is not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether decorin is stimulated by GH and testosterone. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137065/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-bone-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
Federica Recine, Alberto Bongiovanni, Roberto Casadei, Federica Pieri, Nada Riva, Alessandro De Vita, Laura Mercatali, Chiara Liverani, Chiara Spadazzi, Giacomo Miserocchi, Valentina Fausti, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
RATIONALE: Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant sarcoma that can occur in different anatomic sites, including the bone, showing similar histological characteristics but heterogeneous clinical behavior and prognosis. Primary bone LMS was first described in 1965. It is a very rare sarcoma, accounting for <0.7% of all primary malignant bone tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 52-year-old male with primary bone LMS who presented with a solitary osteolytic lesion with focal cortical destruction in the left clavicle, seen on an x-ray and subsequent computed tomography (CT) scan...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134571/optimizing-residents-performance-of-lumbar-puncture-an-rct-comparing-the-effect-of-preparatory-interventions-on-performance-and-self-confidence
#10
Mikael Johannes Vuokko Henriksen, Troels Wienecke, Helle Thagesen, Rikke Borre Vita Jacobsen, Yousif Subhi, Ryan Brydges, Charlotte Ringsted, Lars Konge
BACKGROUND: Lumbar puncture is often associated with uncertainty and limited experience on the part of residents; therefore, preparatory interventions can be essential. There is growing interest in the potential benefit of videos over written text. However, little attention has been given to whether the design of the videos impacts on subsequent performance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of different preparatory interventions on learner performance and self-confidence regarding lumbar puncture (LP)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132728/expanded-access-program-with-nusinersen-in-sma-type-i-in-italy-strengths-and-pitfalls-of-a-successful-experience
#11
EDITORIAL
Sonia Messina, Marika Pane, Valeria Sansone, Claudio Bruno, Michela Catteruccia, Giuseppe Vita, Concetta Palermo, Emilio Albamonte, Marina Pedemonte, Enrico Bertini, Luca Binetti, Eugenio Mercuri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130615/in-office-bleaching-efficacy-on-stain-removal-from-cad-cam-and-direct-resin-composite-materials
#12
Amal Alharbi, Stefano Ardu, Tissiana Bortolotto, Ivo Krejci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of in-office bleaching on stain removal from stained resin composite and ceramic computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) blocks and direct resin composites. METHODS: Forty disk-shaped samples were fabricated from each of nine materials: six CAD/CAM (VITABLOCS Mark II, Paradigm MZ100, Exp Vita Hybrid Ceramic, VITA ENAMIC, Exp Kerr, and LAVA Ultimate) and three direct resin composites (Filtek Supreme, Venus Diamond, and Filtek Silorane)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129545/predicting-progression-of-amnesic-mci-the-integration-of-episodic-memory-impairment-with-perfusion-spect
#13
Davide Quaranta, Guido Gainotti, Daniela Di Giuda, Maria Gabriella Vita, Fabrizio Cocciolillo, Giordano Lacidogna, Valeria Guglielmi, Carlo Masullo, Alessandro Giordano, Camillo Marra
The present study aimed at assessing if the ability to predict progression from amnesic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) to dementia is improved by considering the presence at the baseline of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) perfusion abnormalities in addition to a defect of long term memory. The Episodic Memory Score (EMS), a global index which integrates results obtained in subtests of the Rey's Verbal Learning Test and the Rey-Osterrieth Figure recall, were taken into account to evaluate defects of long term memory...
October 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129231/the-association-between-the-index-of-nutritional-quality-inq-and-breast-cancer-and-the-evaluation-of-nutrient-intake-of-breast-cancer-patients-a-case-control-study
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Farhad Vahid, Mahshid Hatami, Mahya Sadeghi, Fatemeh Ameri, Zeinab Faghfoori, Sayed Hossein Davoodi
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer (BrCa) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among females and second cancer after lung cancer in many societies. In Iran, the risk for BrCa is 1 in 35 and each year, 8000 new patients have been diagnosed with BrCa. Studies have shown that dietary components are implicated in the etiology of BrCa. The Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ) is a method of quantitative and qualitative analysis of single foods, meals, and diets. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of INQs in predicting BrCa risk...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126727/design-synthesis-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-novel-multi-target-inhibitors-as-potential-anti-parkinson-agents
#15
Simone Carradori, Francesco Ortuso, Anél Petzer, Donatella Bagetta, Celeste De Monte, Daniela Secci, Daniela De Vita, Paolo Guglielmi, Gokhan Zengin, Abdurrahman Aktumsek, Stefano Alcaro, Jacobus P Petzer
New 4-(3-nitrophenyl)thiazol-2-ylhydrazone derivatives are proposed as dual-target-directed monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors, as well as antioxidant agents, for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Rational molecular design, target recognition and predicted pharmacokinetic properties have been evaluated by means of molecular modelling. Based on these properties, compounds were synthesized and evaluated in vitro as MAO-B and AChE inhibitors, and compared to the activities at their corresponding isozymes, monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), respectively...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125197/iei-emf-provocation-case-studies-a-novel-approach-to-testing-sensitive-individuals
#16
Adam Verrender, Sarah P Loughran, Vitas Anderson, Lena Hillert, G James Rubin, Gunnhild Oftedal, Rodney J Croft
The etiology of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance attributed to Electromagnetic Fields (IEI-EMF) is controversial. While the majority of studies have indicated that there is no relationship between EMF exposure and symptoms reported by IEI-EMF sufferers, concerns about methodological issues have been raised. Addressing these concerns, the present experiment was designed as a series of individual case studies to determine whether there is a relationship between radiofrequency-electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure and an IEI-EMF individual's self-reported symptoms...
November 10, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124794/effect-of-home-bleaching-on-the-translucency-of-cad-cam-systems
#17
Muhammet Karci, Necla Demir
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of a home bleaching agent (Opalescence PF) on the translucency of CAD/CAM ceramic systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 28 sintered ceramic specimens (IPS Empress CAD and IPS e.max CAD; 15 mm long, 10 mm wide, 1 mm thick) were divided into two subgroups as control and bleaching groups (n = 7). Carbamide peroxide (CP), 16%, home bleaching agent was applied onto the surface of each specimen for 6 hours per day for 7 days. A spectrophotometer (VITA Easyshade Advance) was used to measure the CIE L(*) a(*) b(*) coordinates and the reflectance value (Y) of the specimens on white and black backgrounds...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121858/detection-of-circulating-mirnas-comparative-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicle-incorporated-mirnas-and-cell-free-mirnas-in-whole-plasma-of-prostate-cancer-patients
#18
Edgars Endzeliņš, Andreas Berger, Vita Melne, Cristina Bajo-Santos, Kristīne Soboļevska, Artūrs Ābols, Marta Rodriguez, Daiga Šantare, Anastasija Rudņickiha, Vilnis Lietuvietis, Alicia Llorente, Aija Linē
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free miRNAs have emerged as promising minimally-invasive biomarkers for early detection, prognosis and monitoring of cancer. They can exist in the bloodstream incorporated into extracellular vesicles (EVs) and ribonucleoprotein complexes. However, it is still debated if EVs contain biologically meaningful amounts of miRNAs and may provide a better source of miRNA biomarkers than whole plasma. The aim of this study was to systematically compare the diagnostic potential of prostate cancer-associated miRNAs in whole plasma and in plasma EVs...
November 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119452/mental-health-loneliness-and-illness-perception-outcomes-in-quality-of-life-among-young-breast-cancer-patients-after-mastectomy-the-role-of-breast-reconstruction
#19
Ioanna Fanakidou, Sofia Zyga, Victoria Alikari, Maria Tsironi, John Stathoulis, Paraskevi Theofilou
PURPOSE: Το explore the relationship between mental health (depression, anxiety, and stress), loneliness, and illness perception with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young breast cancer patients, within a year after mastectomy, and to investigate the role of breast reconstruction. METHODS: Eighty-one women with stage II breast cancer-35 with breast reconstruction and 46 without breast reconstruction-completed the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index-15, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21, the UCLA Loneliness Scale, the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, and a questionnaire with demographic and medical information...
November 8, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119108/effect-of-endocrown-restorations-with-different-cad-cam-materials-3d-finite-element-and-weibull-analyses
#20
Laden Gulec, Nuran Ulusoy
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two endocrown designs and computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) materials on stress distribution and failure probability of restorations applied to severely damaged endodontically treated maxillary first premolar tooth (MFP). Two types of designs without and with 3 mm intraradicular extensions, endocrown (E) and modified endocrown (ME), were modeled on a 3D Finite element (FE) model of the MFP. Vitablocks Mark II (VMII), Vita Enamic (VE), and Lava Ultimate (LU) CAD/CAM materials were used for each type of design...
2017: BioMed Research International
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