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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231638/comparison-of-the-shock-absorption-capacities-of-different-mouthguards
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Melina Simonetta Bochnig, Min-Jung Oh, Theresa Nagel, Fred Ziegler, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In this in vitro study the protective qualities of different mouthguard types were examined during small hard object collisions. The aim was to investigate inconclusive aspects of hard inserts, nylon nets and air spaces as reinforcements in the anterior region and the protection qualities of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five different mouthguards with a labial thickness between 2 mm and 11 mm made of materials of varying stiffness were investigated...
February 23, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229404/derivation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-embryonic-stem-cells-a-non-variable-and-inexhaustive-source-of-adult-stem-cells
#2
Glen Lester Sequiera, Niketa Sareen, Ejlal Abu El-Rub, Sanjiv Dhingra
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provide an opportunity to bring the field of regenerative medicine to realization. A lot of clinical trials are presently trying to establish their applicability in real-world scenarios. Some of the biggest challenges encountered in bringing MSCs from bench to bedside are the number of MSCs required, their procurement from various sources, and the batch-to-batch variability. This often leads to inconclusive results within and between different studies. Therefore, we have hereby proposed a simple protocol to source mesenchymal stem cells through differentiation of embryonic stem cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226004/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-other-neurological-manifestations-possibly-related-to-zika-virus-infection-in-municipalities-from-bahia-brazil-2015
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Juliane Maria Alves Siqueira Malta, Alexander Vargas, Priscila Leal E Leite, Jadher Percio, Giovanini Evelim Coelho, Andréa Helena Argolo Ferraro, Tânia Maria de Oliveira Cordeiro, Jesângeli de Sousa Dias, Eduardo Saad
Objective: to describe the reported cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and other neurological manifestations with a history of dengue, chikungunya or Zika virus infections, in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador and in the municipality of Feira de Santana, Brazil. Methods: this is a descriptive study with data of an investigation conducted by the epidemiological surveillance from March to August 2015; to confirm the neurological manifestations, medical diagnosis records were considered, and to prior infection, clinical and laboratory criteria were used...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224412/antihypertensive-medication-use-and-risk-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Joanne S Colt, Jonathan N Hofmann, Kendra Schwartz, Wong-Ho Chow, Barry I Graubard, Faith Davis, Julie Ruterbusch, Sonja Berndt, Mark P Purdue
PURPOSE: Use of antihypertensive medications has been associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but it is unclear whether specific types of medications increase RCC risk independent of the effect of hypertension, or whether the association varies by histologic subtype. To address this question, we analyzed data from a U.S. population-based case-control study of RCC. METHODS: We collected information on participants' use of drugs to treat hypertension, heart problems, weight control, and swelling...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224318/chemical-angioplasty-with-spasmolytics-for-vasospasm-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Aleš Hejčl, Filip Cihlář, Vojtěch Smolka, Petr Vachata, Robert Bartoš, Jan Procházka, Jiří Cihlář, Martin Sameš
BACKGROUND: Clinically symptomatic vasospasm leading to delayed ischemic neurological deficits occurs in up to 30% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Vasospasm can result in a serious decline in clinical conditions of patients with SAH, yet the algorithm for vasospasm treatment and prevention remains unclear. Intra-arterial administration of vasodilators is one of the modalities used for vasospasm therapy. METHODS: Over the last 7 years, we have treated 27 female and 7 male patients with vasospasm using intra-arterial administration of either nimodipine or milrinone; all had suffered aneurysm rupture...
February 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224279/np-59-test-for-preoperative-localization-of-primary-hyperaldosteronism
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Marcello Di Martino, Iñigo García Sanz, Jose Luis Muñoz de Nova, Cristina Marín Campos, Miguel Martínez Martín, Luis Domínguez Gadea
PURPOSE: Adrenal venous sampling is generally considered the gold standard to identify unilateral hormone production in cases of primary hyperaldosteronism. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether the iodine-131-6-β-iodomethyl-19-norcholesterol (NP-59) test may represent an alternative in selected cases. METHODS: Patients submitted to laparoscopic adrenalectomy for suspected primary hyperaldosteronism (n = 27) were retrospectively reviewed. When nuclear medicine tests were preoperatively performed, their results were compared with the histopathologic findings and clinical improvement...
February 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222543/anodal-cerebellar-tdcs-modulates-lower-extremity-pain-perception
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Manuel Pereira, Basil Rafiq, Einul Chowdhury, Jacqueline Babayev, HyunJi Boo, Rowan Metwaly, Sandilya Priam, Eileen Chusid, Fortunato Battaglia
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have investigated the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for pain management. The studies investigating therapeutic neuromodulation with tDCS for lower extremity pain are scarce and inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of cerebellar tDCS on lower extremity sensory and pain thresholds in healthy volunteers. METHODS: This was a single-blind crossover repeated-measure study...
January 31, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222429/effect-of-5-000-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-or-1-100-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-combined-with-acidulated-phosphate-fluoride-on-caries-lesion-inhibition-and-repair
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Constanza E Fernández, Livia Maria Andaló Tenuta, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury, Diego Figueiredo Nóbrega, Jaime Aparecido Cury
High fluoride dentifrice (FD; 5,000 ppm F) has been recommended to arrest root dentine lesions and to control enamel caries in high-risk patients. Also, standard FD (1,100 ppm F) in combination with professional fluoride application has been recommended to control dentine caries, but the effect of this combination on enamel has been considered modest. Considering the lack of evaluation comparing the use of 5,000 ppm FD (5,000-FD) versus acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) application combined with 1,100 ppm FD (1,100-FD) on the inhibition and repair of caries lesions in both enamel and dentine, we conducted this in situ, double-blind, crossover study of 3 phases of 14 days...
February 22, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222250/long-term-treatment-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis-the-choice-of-the-optimal-anticoagulant
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REVIEW
I Elalamy, I Mahé, W Ageno, G Meyer
Patients with cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) carry a higher risk of recurrence, bleeding and mortality as compared to non-cancer patients. The specific profile of cancer patients combining frequent co-morbidities, the use of anti-tumoral therapies and the cancer progression itself represent a major therapeutic challenge for choosing a long-term anticoagulant treatment. This review discusses the practical basis of that choice among available drugs for the long-term antithrombotic strategy linked to their pharmacology, mechanism of action, evidence of clinical benefits, advantages and limitations in such a complex clinical context...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222074/integrative-review-on-the-effectiveness-of-internet-based-interactive-programs-for-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-treatment
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Jiemin Zhu, Lyn Ebert, Sally Wai-Chi Chan
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Internet-based interactive programs have been developed to address health needs for women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, but evidence has been inadequate to establish the effectiveness of these programs. This article aims to synthesize studies published in English or Chinese regarding the effectiveness of these programs on the outcomes of symptom distress, social support, self-efficacy, quality of life, and psychological well-being for women with breast cancer undergoing treatment...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220687/environmental-factors-seven-gwas-identified-susceptibility-loci-and-risk-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-precursors-in-a-chinese-population
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Meng Cai, Shuyang Dai, Wanqing Chen, Changfa Xia, Lingeng Lu, Shuguang Dai, Jun Qi, Minjie Wang, Meilin Wang, Lanping Zhou, Fuhua Lei, Tingting Zuo, Hongmei Zeng, Xiaohang Zhao
Gene-environment interactions may increase gastric cancer (GC) risk. Seven susceptibility loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWASs) suggest that genetic factors play a role in gastric carcinogenesis. Meanwhile, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, smoking, and alcohol drinking are also important environmental factors for gastric cancer. However, studies to explore the role of gene-environment interactions in gastric carcinogenesis, and particularly the relationship between the seven susceptibility loci and their potential interactions with H...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220380/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-deprescribe-inappropriate-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Tom D Wilsdon, Ivanka Hendrix, Tilenka R J Thynne, Arduino A Mangoni
BACKGROUND: The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in older adults is high, often inappropriate, and may cause harm. Deprescribing is defined as the reduction, withdrawal, or discontinuation of inappropriate medication. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to determine the effectiveness of interventions to deprescribe inappropriate PPIs in older adults. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, and Google from inception to January 2017 for randomized and non-randomized studies describing the outcomes of interventions to deprescribe inappropriate PPIs in older adults (mean or median age of ≥65 years)...
February 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219961/protocol-for-the-development-of-a-core-domain-set-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa-trial-outcomes
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Linnea Thorlacius, John R Ingram, Amit Garg, Bente Villumsen, Solveig Esmann, Joslyn S Kirby, Alice B Gottlieb, Joseph F Merola, Robert Dellavalle, Robin Christensen, Gregor B E Jemec
INTRODUCTION: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) should have well-defined primary and secondary outcomes to answer questions generated by the main hypotheses. However, for the chronic, inflammatory skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), the reported outcome measures are numerous and diverse. A recent systematic review found a total of 30 outcome measure instruments in 12 RCTs. This use of a broad range of outcome measures can increase difficulties in interpretation and comparison of results and may potentially obstruct appropriate evidence synthesis by causing reporting bias...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218722/relationship-between-long-chain-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-case-control-and-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Hajar Mazahery, Welma Stonehouse, Maryam Delshad, Marlena C Kruger, Cathryn A Conlon, Kathryn L Beck, Pamela R von Hurst
Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation (n-3 LCPUFA) for treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is popular. The results of previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation on ASD outcomes were inconclusive. Two meta-analyses were conducted; meta-analysis 1 compared blood levels of LCPUFA and their ratios arachidonic acid (ARA) to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), ARA to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), or total n-6 to total n-3 LCPUFA in ASD to those of typically developing individuals (with no neurodevelopmental disorders), and meta-analysis 2 compared the effects of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation to placebo on symptoms of ASD...
February 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217249/cockcroft-gault-revisited-new-de-liver-ance-on-recommendations-for-use-in-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Gianni B Scappaticci, Randolph E Regal
The Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation has become perhaps the most popular practical approach for estimating renal function among health care professionals. Despite its widespread use, clinicians often overlook not only the limitations of the original serum creatinine (SCr) based equation, but also may not appreciate the validity of the many variations used to compensate for these limitations. For cirrhotic patients in particular, the underlying pathophysiology of the disease contributes to a falsely low SCr, thereby overestimating renal function with use of the CG equation in this population...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217151/infantile-tremor-syndrome-role-of-vitamin-b12-revisited
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Rajesh Gupta, Jagdish Mandliya, Pavan Sonker, Vandana Patil, Manish Agrawal, Ashish Pathak
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of Vitamin B12 as an etiological factor in patients of infantile tremor syndrome (ITS). METHODS: Twelve consecutive admissions of children diagnosed clinically as ITS were assessed. Assessment was done using a predefined pro forma to document patient demographic factors, general examination, systemic examination as well as relevant hematological and biochemical investigations. RESULTS: Out of the 12 cases of ITS, 6 were males and 6 were females...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216796/design-and-synthesis-of-nanofibers-of-self-assembled-de-novo-glycoconjugates-towards-mucosal-lining-restoration-and-anti-inflammatory-drug-delivery
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Jie Zhou, Michael O'Keeffe, Gongxian Liao, Fan Zhao, Cox Terhorst, Bing Xu
The medical practice for IBD is solely based on anti-inflammatory drugs, but the outcome is far from ideal. Our long-term research goal is to seek a better clinical outcome by combining the anti-inflammatory therapy with physical mucus layer restoration. As the first step towards that objective, we choose to develop self-assembled hydrogels of de novo glycoconjugates that consist of anti-inflammatory drugs and glycopeptides. By covalently linking peptides (e.g., nap-phe-phe-lys), saccharides (e.g., glucosamine), and an anti-inflammatory drug (i...
October 6, 2016: Tetrahedron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216724/psoriasis-and-risk-of-celiac-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patompong Ungprasert, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The possible association between psoriasis and celiac disease (CD) has long been observed, but epidemiologic studies attempting to characterize this association have yielded inconclusive results. This meta-analysis was conducted with the aims to summarize all available data. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies that reported relative risk, hazard ratio, odds ratio (OR), or standardized incidence ratio with 95% confidence interval (CI) comparing the risk of CD in patients with psoriasis versus participants without psoriasis...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216358/outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-aortic-arch-chimney-stents-in-high-risk-patients
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Igor Voskresensky, Salvatore T Scali, Robert J Feezor, Javairiah Fatima, Kristina A Giles, Rosamaria Tricarico, Scott A Berceli, Adam W Beck
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch disease is a challenging clinical problem, especially in high-risk patients, in whom open repair can have morbidity and mortality rates of 30% to 40% and 2% to 20%, respectively. Aortic arch chimney (AAC) stents used during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are a less invasive treatment strategy than open repair, but the current literature is inconclusive about the role of this technology. The focus of this analysis is on our experience with TEVAR and AAC stents...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215730/effects-of-intracerebral-neurotrophic-factor-application-on-motor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Shane V Hegarty, David J Lee, Gerard W O'Keeffe, Aideen M Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Neurotrophic factors (NTFs) have been evaluated for neuroprotective effects in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, clinical trials examining the efficacy of intracerebral administration of NTFs on motor symptoms in PD have produced mixed results, and are thus inconclusive. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effects of intracerebral NTF application on motor symptoms in people with PD. METHODS: We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane from inception through to March 31 2016 for open-label trials and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which intracerebrally administered NTFs to PD patients, and which performed motor examination using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale...
February 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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