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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164661/should-short-term-use-of-alcohol-containing-mouthrinse-be-avoided-for-fear-of-worsening-xerostomia
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Rahul Nair, Si En Chiu, Yoke Kwan Chua, Ishreen Kaur Dhillon, JingYa Li, Robert Ting Fai Yee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short-term effect of alcohol-containing mouthrinse versus mouthrinse without alcohol on xerostomia scores reported by xerostomia inventory (XI) scores and short version of the xerostomia inventory (SXI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a two-group parallel arm randomized controlled trial where participants were randomly allocated to twice a day for seven days use of either alcohol-containing or alcohol-free mouthrinse. Allocation was concealed...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162364/is-there-an-association-between-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-and-decreased-hip-internal-rotation-or-radiographic-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-systematic-review
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Nickolas Boutris, Rory A Byrne, Domenica A Delgado, Timothy E Hewett, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review to determine if there is (1) an association between decreased hip internal rotation and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear rates; (2) an association between radiographic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and ACL tear rates; and (3) biomechanical evidence demonstrating increased strain in the ACL of patients with decreased hip internal rotation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
November 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161258/insulin-resistance-and-hyperandrogenism-drive-steatosis-and-fibrosis-risk-in-young-females-with-pcos
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Salvatore Petta, Alessandro Ciresi, Jessica Bianco, Vincenzo Geraci, Roberta Boemi, Luigi Galvano, Franco Magliozzo, Giovanni Merlino, Antonio Craxì, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) recognize obesity and insulin resistance (IR) as common pathogenic background. We assessed 1) whether PCOS is a risk factor for steatosis, and 2) the impact, in PCOS patients, of IR and hyperandrogenism on steatosis and fibrosis. METHODS: We considered 202 consecutive Italian PCOS nondiabetic patients and 101 age-matched controls. PCOS was diagnosed applying the Rotterdam diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161115/hip-arthroscopic-surgery-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-with-capsular-management-factors-associated-with-achieving-clinically-significant-outcomes
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Gregory L Cvetanovich, Alexander E Weber, Benjamin D Kuhns, Jennifer Alter, Joshua D Harris, Richard C Mather, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in defining clinically meaningful outcomes in patient reported outcomes following orthopaedic surgery. Little is known about the factors associated with clinically meaningful outcomes after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. PURPOSE: To report on a large, prospectively collected consecutive series of patients who underwent comprehensive arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and capsular management with greater than 2-year follow-up...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158960/a-combined-treatment-approach-emphasizing-impairment-based-manual-therapy-and-exercise-for-hip-related-compensatory-injury-in-elite-athletes-a-case-series
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Steve Short, Gretchen Short, Donald Strack, Philip Anloague, Brian Brewster
Background/Purpose: Athletes experiencing hip, groin, and low back pain often exhibit similar clinical characteristics. Individuals with hip, groin and low back pain may have the presence of multiple concurrent pathoanatomical diagnoses. Regardless, similar regional characteristics and dysfunction may contribute to the patient's chief complaint, potentially creating a sub-group of individuals that may be defined by lumbopelvic and hip mobility limitations, motor control impairments, and other shared clinical findings...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157844/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-femoroacetabular-impingement-in-turkey-cross-sectional-study
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Gökhan Polat, Koray Şahin, Ufuk Arzu, Alper Şükrü Kendirci, Mehmet Aşık
OBJECTIVES: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one of the causes of hip pain in young-adult patients. The purpose of our study is to determine the prevalence of radiological FAI findings in asymptomatic population in Turkey. METHODS: Trauma patients aged 18-65 years who applied to the emergency service between September 2015 and September 2016 were retrospectively evaluated for this study. After a preliminary study and power analysis, 2152 hips of the 1076 previously asymptomatic patients were evaluated radiologically with pelvis antero-posterior and frog-leg radiographs...
November 17, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156906/the-development-of-neurology-palliative-care-service-for-motor-neuron-disease-mnd-patients-hong-kong-experience
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Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Wai Tsan Tracy Chen, Chun Kwok Angus Chu, Savio Lee, Joo Shium Lee, Yeuk Fai Hong, Yuen Kwan Judy Chung
BACKGROUND: Motor neuron disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex. Clinically it is manifested as progressive decline in physical, respiratory, swallowing and communication function and ultimately death. Traditional model of care was fragmented and did not match with patients and carers multi-facet needs. METHODS: A special workgroup for MND patients that includes neurologist, respiratory physician, rehabilitation specialist and palliative care (PC) physician was formed in Hong Kong since year 2013...
September 15, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155561/fabrication-of-csxfa1-xpbi3-mixed-cation-perovskites-via-gas-phase-assisted-compositional-modulation-for-efficient-and-stable-photovoltaic-devices
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Paifeng Luo, Shengwen Zhou, Yugang Zhou, Wei Xia, Lin Sun, Jigui Cheng, Chenxi Xu, Yingwei Lu
Over the past few years, significant attention has been focused on HC(NH2)2PbI3 (FAPbI3) perovskite due to their reduced band gap and enhanced thermal stability compared with the most studied CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3). However, FAPbI3 is sensitive to moisture and also encounters serious structural phase-transition from photoactive -phase to photoinactive -phase. Herein, we first develop a novel FAI gas-phase assisted mixed-cation compositional modulation method to fabricate CsxFA1-xPbI3 perovskite solar cells (PSCs), and realize the structural stabilization of -phase FAPbI3 with the incorporation of smaller inorganic Cs+ ions...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150333/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-dihydrostilbene-derivatives-as-potential-anti-melanogenic-skin-protecting-agents
#9
Yu Zhu, Wen-Hui Pan, Chuen Fai Ku, Hong-Jie Zhang, Siu Wai Tsang
The stems of Dendrobium orchids (Orchidaceae), also known as Shi Hu, have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in oriental countries. In fact, the health benefits of Shi Hu have been evidenced by its modern pharmacological actions on conquering oxidative stress in pathological conditions. From the extracts of two commonly used Dendrobium species, we obtained discernible amounts of stilbenoids, explicitly trans-resveratrol (1) and dihydro-resveratrol (2), which are prototypical antioxidants. When applied to cultured melanocytes, these stilbenoids, dihydro-resveratrol (2) in particular, significantly reduced melanin formation via inhibiting tyrosinase activity and expression of tyrosinase-related proteins...
October 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
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Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146550/temporal-variations-of-fluctuating-asymmetry-in-wing-size-and-shape-of-triatoma-infestans-populations-from-northwest-argentina
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Julieta Nattero, María Carla Cecere, Ricardo E Gürtler
Environmentally-induced developmental instability has frequently been assessed using fluctuating asymmetry (FA) methods. For Triatoma infestans, the major vector of Chagas disease, the combined effects of host-feeding sources and habitats affected wing developmental instability depending on sex in Figueroa villages, northwest Argentina. Here we investigated whether habitat, sex, season/year and insecticide applications affected wing developmental instability in T. infestans populations from Amamá and other rural villages of northwest Argentina over a four-year period...
November 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144753/nonlinear-metasurface-for-simultaneous-control-of-spin-and-orbital-angular-momentum-in-second-harmonic-generation
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Guixin Li, Lin Wu, King Fai Li, Shumei Chen, Christian Schlickriede, Zhengji Xu, Siya Huang, Wen-Di Li, Yan Jun Liu, Edwin Yue-Bun Pun, Thomas Zentgraf, Kok Wai Cheah, Yu Luo, Shuang Zhang
The spin and orbital angular momentum (SAM and OAM) of light is providing a new gateway towards high capacity and robust optical communications. While the generation of light with angular momentum is well studied in linear optics, its further integration into nonlinear optical devices will open new avenues for increasing the capacity of optical communications through additional information channels at new frequencies. However, it has been challenging to manipulate the both SAM and OAM of nonlinear signals in harmonic generation processes with conventional nonlinear materials...
November 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144548/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-measurement-for-the-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Ahmed Al-Qaissi, Eric S Kilpatrick, Soha R Dargham, Stephen L Atkin
OBJECTIVE: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is derived from the small antral follicles and an elevated level has been suggested to add value to the Rotterdam criteria for the diagnosis of PCOS in cases of diagnostic uncertainty. Therefore, the role of AMH in the classical phenotype of PCOS was defined within a Caucasian population. DESIGN: This was a cross sectional study. PATIENTS: 65 women without PCOS and 110 women with PCOS fulfilling all 3 diagnostic Rotterdam criteria...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138607/evaluation-of-sleep-profile-in-schizophrenia-patients-treated-with-extended-release-paliperidone-an-open-label-prospective-study-in-southeast-asia
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Ronnachai Kongsakon, Nuntika Thavichachart, Ka Fai Chung, Leslie Lim, Beverly Azucena, Elizabeth Rondain, Benson Go, Fe Costales, Osot Nerapusee
Objective: To evaluate the effect of 6 months of treatment with paliperidone extended-release (ER) tablets on the sleep profile of patients with schizophrenia. Methods: A total of 984 patients meeting the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for schizophrenia who switched their antipsychotic to paliperidone ER were recruited from 61 sites in five countries in Southeast Asia. We recorded patient demographics and assessed sleep quality and daytime drowsiness using visual analog scales...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138274/five-year-effectiveness-of-the-multidisciplinary-risk-assessment-and-management-program-for-primary-care-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus%C3%A2-ramp-dm-on-dm-related-complications-and-health-service-uses-a-population-based-and-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Fang Fang Jiao, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Weng Yee Chin, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Carlos King Ho Wong, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Karina Hiu Yen Chan, Ruby Lai Ping Kwok, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the 5-year effectiveness of a multidisciplinary Risk Assessment and Management Program for primary care patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (RAMP-DM)‎. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A 5-year prospective cohort study was conducted with 121,584 Chinese primary care patients with type 2 DM who were recruited between August 2009 and June 2011. Missing data were dealt with multiple imputations. After excluding patients with prior DM-related complications and one-to-one propensity score matching on all patient characteristics, 26,718 RAMP-DM participants and 26,718 matched usual-care patients were followed up for a median time of 4...
November 14, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135269/return-to-play-after-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-in-professional-soccer-players
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Renato Locks, Hajime Utsunomiya, Karen K Briggs, Shannen McNamara, Jorge Chahla, Marc J Philippon
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic hip surgery has been shown to be effective in returning professional athletes back to play at a high level of performance in different sports. Limited information exists regarding professional soccer players and their return to play. PURPOSE: To determine the rate and time to return to sport for professional soccer players after hip arthroscopic surgery for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and to identify possible risk factors associated with a delay in returning to play...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133852/nitrosynapsin-therapy-for-a-mouse-mef2c-haploinsufficiency-model-of-human-autism
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Shichun Tu, Mohd Waseem Akhtar, Rosa Maria Escorihuela, Alejandro Amador-Arjona, Vivek Swarup, James Parker, Jeffrey D Zaremba, Timothy Holland, Neha Bansal, Daniel R Holohan, Kevin Lopez, Scott D Ryan, Shing Fai Chan, Li Yan, Xiaofei Zhang, Xiayu Huang, Abdullah Sultan, Scott R McKercher, Rajesh Ambasudhan, Huaxi Xu, Yuqiang Wang, Daniel H Geschwind, Amanda J Roberts, Alexey V Terskikh, Robert A Rissman, Eliezer Masliah, Stuart A Lipton, Nobuki Nakanishi
Transcription factor MEF2C regulates multiple genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and human MEF2C haploinsufficiency results in ASD, intellectual disability, and epilepsy. However, molecular mechanisms underlying MEF2C haploinsufficiency syndrome remain poorly understood. Here we report that Mef2c (+/-)(Mef2c-het) mice exhibit behavioral deficits resembling those of human patients. Gene expression analyses on brains from these mice show changes in genes associated with neurogenesis, synapse formation, and neuronal cell death...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132816/deferiprone-inhibits-iron-overload-induced-tissue-factor-bearing-endothelial-microparticle-generation-by-inhibition-oxidative-stress-induced-mitochondrial-injury-and-apoptosis
#18
Shing Chan, Qizhou Lian, Mei-Pian Chen, Dan Jiang, Jolie T K Ho, Yiu-Fai Cheung, Godfrey C F Chan
Iron overload-induced cardiovascular toxicity is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in beta-thalassemia major patients. We have previously shown that iron overload-induced systemic arterial changes characterized by endothelial dysfunction are associated with increased endothelial microparticle (EMP) release. In this study, we further demonstrate how EMP release is associated with iron-induced mitochondrial injury and apoptosis of endothelial cells. Iron increased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium influx into mitochondria [Ca(2+)]m...
November 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129518/breast-cancer-screening-with-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-4-year-experience-and-comparison-with-national-data
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Huay-Ben Pan, Kam-Fai Wong, Anthony Yao, Giu-Cheng Hsu, Chen-Pin Chou, Huei-Lung Liang, Jer-Shyung Huang, Hung-Ju Li, Shu-Chin Wang, Tsung-Lung Yang
BACKGROUND: To determine if mammography combined with tomosynthesis (DBT) leads to superior performance in screening for breast cancer compared to digital mammography alone. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from A) the results of population-based mammography-screening provided by the National Cancer Registry in Taiwan, and B) the results from all screening mammography performed with DBT from 2012 through 2015 at Veterans General Hospital Kaohsiung (VGHKS) since the institution of DBT at the end of 2011...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128566/restoration-of-polr1c-in-early-embryogenesis-rescues-the-type-3-treacher-collins-syndrome-facial-malformation-phenotype-in-zebrafish
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Ernest Man Lok Kwong, Jeff Cheuk Hin Ho, Marco Chi Chung Lau, May-Su You, Yun-Jin Jiang, William Ka Fai Tse
Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS) is a rare congenital birth disorder (1 in 50,000 live births) characterized by severe craniofacial defects. Recently, our group unfolded the pathogenesis of polr1c Type 3 TCS by using the zebrafish model. Facial development depends on the neural crest cells, in which polr1c plays a role in regulating its expression. In this report, we aim to identify the functional time window of polr1c in TCS by the use of photo-morpholino to restore the polr1c expression at different time points...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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