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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637148/pure-tone-hearing-profiles-in-children-with-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Ting Cai, Bradley McPherson, Caiwei Li, Feng Yang
INTRODUCTION: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common middle ear disease in children. The associated conductive hearing loss is a major concern for hearing health professionals. The aim of the present study was to describe the configuration of pure tone audiograms of children with OME and to design a statistical stratification algorithm to facilitate hearing loss profiling in children with OME. METHODS: School age children with OME were recruited. Bone and air conduction thresholds were obtained using standard procedures...
February 25, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636697/role-of-positive-parenting-in-the-association-between-neighborhood-social-disadvantage-and-brain-development-across-adolescence
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Sarah Whittle, Nandita Vijayakumar, Julian G Simmons, Meg Dennison, Orli Schwartz, Christos Pantelis, Lisa Sheeber, Michelle L Byrne, Nicholas B Allen
Importance: The negative effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on lifelong functioning are pronounced, with some evidence suggesting that these effects are mediated by changes in brain development. To our knowledge, no research has investigated whether parenting might buffer these negative effects. Objective: To establish whether positive parenting behaviors moderate the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on brain development and adaptive functioning in adolescents...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636630/accessibility-and-socio-economic-development-of-human-settlements
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Samiul Hasan, Xiaoming Wang, Yong Bing Khoo, Greg Foliente
Access to facilities, services and socio-economic opportunities plays a critical role in the growth and decline of cities and human settlements. Previous attempts to explain changes in socio-economic indicators by differences in accessibility have not been convincing as countries with highly developed transport infrastructure have only seen marginal benefits of infrastructure improvements. Australia offers an ideal case for investigating the effects of accessibility on development since it is seen as home to some of the most liveable cities in the world while, at the same time, it also has some of the most isolated settlements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636474/lumbar-artery-perforators-an-anatomical-study-based-on-computed-tomographic-angiography-imaging
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Casper Emile Sommeling, Britt Colebunders, Heleen E Pardon, Filip B Stillaert, Phillip N Blondeel, Koenraad Van Landuyt
BACKGROUND: The free lumbar artery perforator flap has recently been introduced as a potentially valuable option for autologous breast reconstruction in a subset of patients. Up to date, few anatomical studies, exploring the lumbar region as a donor site for perforator- based flaps, have been conducted. METHODS: An anatomical study of the position of the dominant lumbar artery perforator was performed, using the preoperative computed tomographic angiography images of 24 autologous breast reconstruction patients...
February 28, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636463/optimization-of-an-anti-her2-nanobody-expression-using-the-taguchi-method
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Alireza Farasat, Fatemeh Rahbarizadeh, Davoud Ahmadvand, Fatemeh Yazdian
Despite being widely used in immunotherapy of cancer, whole antibodies are limited by several disadvantages. This has led to the advent of novel biomolecules such as nanobodies. Taguchi method is a statistical experimental design to study the effect of multiple variables in biological processes. In an effort to overexpress a recombinant anti-HER2 nanobody, we carried out a detailed study to find optimal condition of temperature, induction, culture media, vector and host strain, using Taguchi methodology. A total of 16 various experiments were designed...
June 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636201/an-exploration-of-the-relationship-between-use-of-safety-seeking-behaviours-and-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sarah Tully, Adrian Wells, Anthony P Morrison
Safety-seeking behaviours are responses employed to protect against perceived threat. In relation to anxiety disorders, safety-seeking behaviours have been implicated in both the formation and maintenance of distress. Several studies have highlighted similar findings in relation to psychosis; however, this literature has not yet been synthesized. This review is, therefore, being conducted in order to synthesize the literature on safety seeking in people with psychosis to increase the understanding of this relationship...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636127/nonmediated-label-free-based-detection-of-cardiovascular-biomarker-in-a-biological-sample
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JuKyung Lee, SuRyon Shin, Anna Desalvo, Geonhui Lee, Jeong Yoon Lee, Alessandro Polini, Sukyoung Chae, Hobin Jeong, Jonghan Kim, Haksoo Choi, HeaYeon Lee
Direct electrochemical (EC) monitoring in a cell culture medium without electron transporter as called mediator is attractive topic in vitro organoid based on chip with frequently and long-time monitoring since it can avoid to its disadvantage as stability, toxicity. Here, direct monitoring with nonmediator is demonstrated based on impedance spectroscopy under the culture medium in order to overcome the limitation of mediator. The applicability of EC monitoring is shown by detecting alpha-1-anti trypsin (A1AT) which is known as biomarkers for cardiac damage and is widely chosen in organoid cardiac cell-based chip...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635872/-the-current-views-of-the-problem-of-the-plastic-correction-of-the-laryngo-tracheal-defects-in-the-patients-presenting-with-combined-laryngeal-stenoses
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L V Selezneva
The present review of the literature is designed to analyze the currently available methods for the plastic correction of the laryngo-tracheal defects in the patients presenting with combined laryngeal stenoses at the concluding stage of their medical rehabilitation. We looked through 56 literature sources including 28 publications of the foreign authors. The different approaches to the plastic correction of the laryngo-tracheal defects have been critically considered with special reference to their advantages and disadvantages...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635871/-the-modern-possibilities-for-the-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-benign-and-tumour-like-diseases-of-the-larynx
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E B Rakunova
Rehabilitation of the patients presenting with benign and tumour-like diseases of the larynx (BLT) is currently a serious challenge for modern otorhinolaryngology in view of the high prevalence of this pathology. Dysphonia is a leading clinical symptom of the diseases that considerably deteriorates the quality of life of the patients. Certain benign conditions of the larynx exhibit a tendency toward malignization. The treatment of the patients presenting with benign and tumour-like diseases of the larynx requires a combined approach including the surgical, therapeutic, and phonopedic modalities for the rehabilitation of the vocal function...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635578/-healthcare-professionals-back-in-the-driving-seat
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P W G Elbers, A R J Girbes
This commentary discusses the increasingly observed managerilisation of healthcare. Managerilisation frequently results in a framework of rules, regulations and accompanying time-consuming forms and procedures to guide decision-making. Although likely developed with the best of intentions in mind, this framework may be of limited value and tends to leave healthcare professionals feeling frustrated and distrusted. In addition, overzealous bureaucracy and rigid adherence to protocols may be disadvantageous to patient care and outcomes...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635132/the-fabrication-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-nanofiber-composites-by-electrospinning-and-their-applications-in-tissue-engineering
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Chris J Mortimer, Chris J Wright
This paper reviews the use of iron oxide nanoparticle-nanofiber composites in tissue engineering with a focus on the electrospinning technique. Electrospinning is an established method of scaffold fabrication offering a number of key advantages which include its facile nature, with electrospun materials offering a high surface area to volume ratio, potential for the release of drugs and antimicrobials, controllable fiber diameters and high porosity and permeability. A number of different techniques for the preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles including their functionalization are discussed along with their applications in the biomedical field...
June 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634368/preparation-and-properties-of-a-hyperbranch-structured-polyamine-adsorbent-for-carbon-dioxide-capture
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Hui He, Yajie Hu, Shuixia Chen, Linzhou Zhuang, Beibei Ma, Qinghua Wu
A fibrous adsorbent with amino-terminated hyperbranch structure (PP-AM-HBP-NH2) was prepared by grafting hyperbranched polyamine (HBP-NH2) onto the acrylamide-modified polypropylene (PP) fibers. The grafting of AM on PP fibers provided the active sites for introducing HBP-NH2 onto the PP fibers. This kind of "grafting to" procedure to synthesize hyperbranch-structured fiber could overcome the disadvantages of stepwise growth procedure, avoiding the complicated synthesis process and the requirement of strict experimental conditions...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634158/stem-cell-therapy-for-enhancement-of-bone-consolidation-in-distraction-osteogenesis-a-contemporary-review-of-experimental-studies
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Y Yang, S Lin, B Wang, W Gu, G Li
OBJECTIVES: Distraction osteogenesis (DO) mobilises bone regenerative potential and avoids the complications of other treatments such as bone graft. The major disadvantage of DO is the length of time required for bone consolidation. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used to promote bone formation with some good results. METHODS: We hereby review the published literature on the use of MSCs in promoting bone consolidation during DO. RESULTS: Studies differed in animal type (mice, rabbit, dog, sheep), bone type (femur, tibia, skull), DO protocols and cell transplantation methods...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634148/iodine-and-freeze-drying-enhanced-high-resolution-microct-imaging-for-reconstructing-3d-intraneural-topography-of-human-peripheral-nerve-fascicles
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Liwei Yan, Yongze Guo, Jian Qi, Qingtang Zhu, Liqiang Gu, Canbin Zheng, Tao Lin, Yutong Yu, Zitao Zeng, Sha Yu, Shuang Zhu, Xiang Zhou, Xi Zhang, Yunfei Du, Zhi Yao, Yao Lu, Xiaolin Liu
BACKGROUND: The precise annotation and accurate identification of the topography of fascicles to the end organs are prerequisites for studying human peripheral nerves. NEW METHOD: In this study, we present a feasible imaging method that acquires 3D high-resolution (HR) topography of peripheral nerve fascicles using an iodine and freeze-drying (IFD) micro-computed tomography (microCT) method to greatly increase the contrast of fascicle images. RESULTS: The enhanced microCT imaging method can facilitate the reconstruction of high-contrast HR fascicle images, fascicle segmentation and extraction, feature analysis, and the tracing of fascicle topography to end organs, which define fascicle functions...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633661/prevalence-of-arthritis-according-to-age-sex-and-socioeconomic-status-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries-analysis-of-data-from-the-world-health-organization-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-sage-wave-1
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Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, S Cook, M T Leech, S J Bowe, P Kowal, N Naidoo, I N Ackerman, R S Page, S M Hosking, J A Pasco, M Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We assessed arthritis prevalence by age and sex, and marital status and occupation, as two key parameters of socioeconomic position (SEP), using data from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). METHODS: SAGE Wave 1 (2007-10) includes nationally-representative samples of older adults (≥50 yrs), plus smaller samples of adults aged 18-49 yrs...
June 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633484/disparities-in-cigarette-smoking-and-use-of-other-tobacco-products-in-minnesota-2003-14
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Raymond G Boyle, Joanne D'silva, Cassandra A Stanton, Charles Carusi, Zhiqun Tang
Background: Despite efforts to reduce disadvantages across society, widening health disparities have been observed in Minnesota. This research examined whether observed declines in state-wide smoking prevalence were experienced equally by all adults with varying educational attainment. Methods: Serial cross-sectional data from the 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2014 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) were analyzed. Weighted regression analyses for smoking status, time to first cigarette, cigarettes per day and non-cigarette other tobacco products (OTP) were conducted across education levels...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633054/men-and-women-with-psychosis-and-the-impact-of-illness-duration-on-sex-differences-the-second-australian-national-survey-of-psychosis
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Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell, Natalie Single, Clare Coleman, Vera A Morgan, Susan M Cotton, Helen J Stain, David J Castle
We aimed to examine and compare sex-differences in people receiving treatment for psychotic illnesses in community settings, based on long or short duration of illness; expecting association between longer illness-duration and worse outcomes in women and men. Clinical, demographic and service-use data from the Survey of High Impact Psychosis were analysed by sex and duration of illness (≤5 years; ≥6 years), using independent t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way ANOVA, and Cramer's V. Of the 1825 participants, 47% had schizophrenia, 17...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632797/approach-to-management-of-giant-basal-cell-carcinomas
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Sarah E Mott, William J Hunter, Edibaldo Silva, Christopher J Huerter
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common nonmelanoma skin cancer with increasing incidence in the United States and worldwide. It is strongly linked to UV radiation exposure and typically is slow growing. Malignancy in BCCs is due to local growth and invasion rather than metastasis, and the prognosis is generally favorable. We report the case of a 60-year-old man with a large, locally destructive giant BCC on the right side of the upper back that was successfully treated via complete surgical excision (SE) and did not recur in the subsequent 36 months...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632651/imaging-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Stephanie S Gaydos, Akos Varga-Szemes, Rochelle N Judd, Pal Suranyi, David Gregg
There has been tremendous growth in the population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) over the last few decades because of advances in medical care. Whereas some cases are cured during childhood, most patients instead undergo palliation, which leaves them at risk for late complications. Lifelong clinical follow-up involving serial multimodality imaging is helpful to monitor and guide the treatment of late complications. Imaging of these individuals is challenging because of their unique anatomy and therefore requires careful consideration on a case-by-case basis...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632096/racial-ethnic-differences-in-life-course-heavy-drinking-from-adolescence-to-midlife
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Nina Mulia, Tammy W Tam, Jason Bond, Sarah E Zemore, Libo Li
Information on heavy drinking over the life course might help to explain racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol-related problems, morbidity, and mortality. Using data from the 2009-2010 U.S. National Alcohol Survey (n = 3,026), we analyzed retrospective decades-based measures of heavy drinking during respondents' teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. Results indicate that Latino men and African American women have greater risk for persistent-high (vs. declining) heavy-drinking trajectories than Caucasian men and women, and that socioeconomic disadvantage partly accounts for this disparity in women...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
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