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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30548497/photodynamic-therapy-in-endodontics
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REVIEW
G Plotino, N M Grande, M Mercade
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment modality that was initiated in 1900; however, it was not until the last decade that PDT regained attention again for its several favourable features during the treatment of microbial infections in Endodontics. Recently, several papers advocated its use for root canal treatment. The concept of photodynamic inactivation requires microbial exposure to either exogenous or endogenous photosensitizer molecules, followed by visible light energy, typically wavelengths in the red/near infrared region that cause the excitation of the photosensitizers resulting in the production of singlet oxygen and other reactive oxygen species that react with intracellular components and consequently produce cell inactivation and death...
December 12, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30540588/exploring-the-role-of-regional-anesthesia-in-the-treatment-of-the-burn-injured-patient-a-narrative-review-of-current-literature
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Cienwen J Town, James Johnson, André Van Zundert, Haakan Strand
OBJECTIVES: The review article was designed to assess the effectiveness of regional anesthesia, specifically peripheral nerve blocks, in the treatment of burn pain; with noting of clinical indications and contraindications for peripheral nerve block application, along with discussion of evidence-based analgesic strategies for providing improved, comprehensive burn pain management. METHODS: A search of relevant literature was performed using CINAHL, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and SCOPUS with a publication date between January 2005 and December 2017...
December 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30523703/effectiveness-and-safety-of-polydioxanone-thread-embedding-acupuncture-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eunseok Kim, Yong-Suk Kim, Young Il Kim, Ju-Hyun Jeon, Ho-Ryong Yoo, Yang-Chun Park, In Chul Jung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of treatment with thread-embedding acupuncture (TEA) using polydioxanone in addition to usual care for patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain (CNP) compared with treatment with usual care alone. METHODS: A single-center, assessor-blinded, two-armed randomized controlled trial was performed. One hundred and six outpatients with CNP were randomly allocated into the TEA plus usual care (TU) group or the usual care (UC) group in a 1:1 ratio...
December 5, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30512120/prehospital-airway-management-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-a-descriptive-analysis
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Steven G Schauer, Jason F Naylor, Joseph K Maddry, Denise M Beaumont, Cord W Cunningham, Megan B Blackburn, Michael D April
OBJECTIVES: Airway failures are the second leading cause of potentially preventable death on the battlefield. Improvements in airway management depend on identifying current challenges. We sought to build on previously reported data on prehospital, combat airway management. METHODS: We used a series of emergency department procedure codes to identify patients within the Department of Defense Trauma Registry from January 2007 to August 2016. This is a subanalysis of those with a documented prehospital airway intervention...
December 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30485243/transcortical-insular-glioma-resection-clinical-outcome-and-predictors
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OBJECTIVEInsular lobe gliomas continue to challenge neurosurgeons due to their complex anatomical position. Transcortical and transsylvian corridors remain the primary approaches for reaching the insula, but the adoption of one technique over the other remains controversial. The authors analyzed the transcortical approach of resecting insular gliomas in the context of patient tumor location based on the Berger-Sinai classification, achievable extents of resection (EORs), overall survival (OS), and postsurgical neurological outcome...
October 1, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30483205/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-levels-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoyue Luo, Ruwei Ou, Rajib Dutta, Yuan Tian, Hai Xiong, Huifang Shang
Background: Vitamin D is an important secosteroid which is involved the development and regulation of brain activity. Several studies have focused on exploring the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and Parkinson's disease (PD), but the conclusion remains ambiguous. Methods: We searched observational studies that explored the association between serum vitamin D levels and PD based on PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane library from inception through to January 2018. The quality of included studies was evaluated by using Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30479623/a-systematic-review-of-treating-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancer-a-reintroduction-of-brachytherapy-with-or-without-surgery
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REVIEW
Julianna Rodin, Voichita Bar-Ad, David Cognetti, Joseph Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Chad Zender, Laura Doyle, David Kutler, Benjamin Leiby, William Keane, Adam Luginbuhl
Purpose: To review brachytherapy use in recurrent head and neck carcinoma (RHNC) with focus on its efficacy and complication rates. Material and methods: A literature search of PubMed, Ovid, Google Scholar, and Scopus was conducted from 1990 to 2017. Publications describing treatment of RHNC with brachytherapy with or without surgery were included. The focus of this review is on oncologic outcomes and the safety of brachytherapy in the recurrent setting. Results: Thirty studies involving RHNC treatment with brachytherapy were reviewed...
October 2018: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30468900/multiple-apdt-sessions-on-periodontitis-in-rats-treated-with-chemotherapy-histomorphometrical-immunohistochemical-imunological-and-microbiological-analyses
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Mariéllen Longo, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Edilson Ervolino, Márcio Luiz Ferro Alves, Cristiane Duque, Mark Wainwright, Letícia Helena Theodoro
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of multiple sessions of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) on the treatment of experimental periodontitis (EP) in rats treated with chemotherapy. METHODS: Chemotherapy using 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) consisted of intraperitoneal administration of 60 and 40 mg/kg of 5-FU. 120 rats were subjected to chemotherapy with 5-FU and divided into groups: PT (periodontal treatment); PT+1aPDT (PT and single aPDT session); PT+4aPDT(PT and 4 sessions of aPDT); 1aPDT (single aPDT session); 4aPDT(4 sessions of aPDT)...
November 20, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30466476/marijuana-and-head-and-neck-cancer-an-epidemiological-review
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Michael Xie, Michael K Gupta, Stuart D Archibald, B Stanley Jackson, James Edward Massey Young, Han Zhang
BACKGROUND: Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in Canada. To date, no conclusive study has looked at the epidemiologic basis of marijuana use and head and neck cancer (HNC). Due to the imminent recreational legalization of marijuana in Canada, the epidemiologic relationship between marijuana use and HNC is becoming increasingly important. OBJECTIVE: To examine the epidemiologic characteristics of HNC patients who are recreational marijuana users...
November 22, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30466102/is-liver-ultrasound-useful-as-part-of-the-surveillance-strategy-following-potentially-curative-colorectal-cancer-resection
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James Schneider, Michalis Koullouros, Craig Mackay, George Ramsay, Craig Parnaby, Lynn Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Optimal surveillance monitoring following curative resection of colorectal cancer remains unclear. Guidelines recommend computed tomography (CT)-based imaging for the initial 3 years following surgical intervention due to the high rates of local and distant recurrence. However, there is currently limited supporting evidence for this strategy. Our current follow-up practice is to offer annual interval abdominal ultrasound and abdominal/pelvis CT scans starting at 6 and 12 months with the sequence of radiological follow-up remaining at the discretion of each clinician...
November 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457899/quantitative-assessment-of-intravenous-regional-limb-perfusion-of-tiludronate-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-for-lameness-caused-by-navicular-syndrome-in-horses
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Mike J Schoonover, Chase T Whitfield, Jenna M Young, Kate M Sippel, Mark E Payton
OBJECTIVE To determine effects for 2 IV regional limb perfusion (IVRLP) protocols involving tiludronate on lameness of horses with navicular syndrome. ANIMALS 15 horses with bilateral forelimb navicular syndrome. PROCEDURES Shoeing and anti-inflammatory injection into the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) of both forelimbs (day 0) were performed on all horses. On day 14, horses received 1 of 3 IVRLPs consisting of 0.1 mg of tiludronate/kg (low-dose tiludronate [LDT]; n = 5), 0.2 mg of tiludronate/kg (high-dose tiludronate [HDT]; 5), or saline (0...
December 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30451725/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Oluwaseun Egunsola, Claire E Wylie, Kate M Chitty, Nicholas A Buckley
The barriers to opioid use in some countries necessitate the need to identify suitable alternatives or adjuncts for pain relief. The gabapentinoids (gabapentin and pregabalin) are approved for the management of persistent pain in adults, but not in children. Searches were conducted in Embase, Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science up until November 2017, for randomized controlled trials that investigated the analgesic effects of gabapentin or pregabalin in children and adolescents <18 years of age. A total of 7 publications were identified, 5 regarding gabapentin as prophylactic postsurgical pain relief for either adenotonsillectomy (n = 3) or scoliosis surgery (n = 2), and 1 for gabapentin treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome/neuropathic pain...
November 16, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30448421/opioid-system-modulators-buprenorphine-and-samidorphan-alter-behavior-and-extracellular-neurotransmitter-concentrations-in-the-wistar-kyoto-rat
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Karen L Smith, Jacobi I Cunningham, David J Eyerman, Reginald L Dean, Daniel R Deaver, Connie Sanchez
Approximately two-thirds of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients do not respond adequately to current therapies. BUP/SAM (ALKS 5461), a combination of buprenorphine (BUP) and samidorphan (SAM), is a novel opioid system modulator in development as an adjunct treatment for MDD. Using a rat strain (Wistar Kyoto rat) that is predisposed to stress and has an inadequate response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), we investigated the effect of BUP and SAM, individually and in combination, in established nonclinical assays used to study antidepressants (the forced swim test, FST) and anxiolytics (marble burying test)...
November 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30442054/aesthetic-improvements-of-radial-forearm-flap-donor-site-by-autologous-fat-transplantation
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Benedetto Longo, Michail Sorotos, Rosaria Laporta, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
Despite its reliability, radial forearm (RF) flap is still affected by high donor site morbidity with poor cosmetic and functional outcomes after coverage with skin grafts. Having fat grafting demonstrated promising and effective filling and rejuvenating properties, we considered and tested it as a valuable alternative to dermal substitutes for the aesthetic improvement of RF flap donor site. Thirty-three patients with previous RF free flap reconstruction and poor donor site outcomes after full-thickness skin grafting to RF region were evaluated for secondary fat injection to improve outcomes...
November 16, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30428996/-social-pain-at-the-core-of-suicidal-behavior
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P Courtet, E Olié
BACKGROUND: Intolerable pain is often reported in suicide notes. Moreover, the frequency of life events preceding a suicidal act is high, especially interpersonal difficulties. Such adversity is the source of psychological or social pain. METHODS: We propose a narrative review to discuss the role of pain in the suicidal process while having a focus on social ties. RESULTS: Using Ecological Momentary Assessment in suicide attempters it has been shown that being alone increased suicidal ideation while being with close others significantly reduced this risk...
November 11, 2018: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30391065/left-atrial-scarring-and-conduction-velocity-dynamics-rate-dependent-conduction-slowing-predicts-sites-of-localized-reentrant-atrial-tachycardias
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S Honarbakhsh, R J Schilling, M Orini, R Providencia, M Finlay, E Keating, P D Lambiase, A Chow, M J Earley, S Sporton, R J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Low voltage zones (LVZs) are associated with conduction velocity (CV) slowing. Rate-dependent CV slowing may play a role in reentry mechanisms. METHODS: Patients undergoing catheter ablation for AT were enrolled. Aim was to assess the relationship between rate-dependent CV slowing and sites of localized reentrant atrial tachycardias (AT). On a bipolar voltage map regions were defined as non-LVZs [≥0.5 mV], LVZs [0.2-0.5 mV] and very-LVZs [<0...
October 24, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30375072/extra-pulmonary-vein-driver-mapping-and-ablation-in-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-by-electrogram-dispersion-analysis
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Mu Qin, Rong-Jie Lin, Shao-Hui Wu, Xu Liu
BACKGROUND: The adjunctive approach is still unknown for atrial fibrillation (AF), which cannot be terminated after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). We hypothesized that the driver ablation plus PVI was superior to PVI alone. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 98 patients with paroxysmal AF were enrolled in this study and were divided into two groups, with one group undergoing PVI (n = 49) and the other group undergoing PVI + driver ablation (n = 49). The driver regions were defined as clusters of bipolar electrograms that displayed spatial dispersion spread over mean AF cycle length at a minimum of three adjacent bipolars of a PentaRay catheter...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30375071/cerebral-oxygenation-and-cardiorespiratory-stability-following-liberal-transfusion-in-preterm-neonates
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Maria Saito-Benz, Clint Gray, Yu-Chieh Tzeng, Greg Atkinson, Mary J Berry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 29, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30368015/unusual-radiographic-presentation-of-intracranial-mature-teratoma-and-resection-via-a-supraorbital-approach
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Ariana S Barkley, Chao-Hung Kuo, Sarah E S Leary, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Srinivas M Susarla
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial teratomas account for <1% of intracranial masses during childhood after infancy. When supratentorial, they commonly occur in the pineal and suprasellar regions demonstrating multilocularity, areas of fat as well as calcifications and increasing enhancement correlating with decreased maturity. However, the presence of a teratoma as a mobile fat lesion within a large unilocular suprasellar cyst is rarely documented in this patient population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the first pediatric case of a suprasellar mature teratoma presenting as a mobile fat suppressing lesion within a large unilocular suprasellar cyst and describe a supraorbital approach with adjunctive use of the endoscope for resection...
October 24, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30361452/trans-frontal-five-fluorouracil-trafff-a-novel-technique-for-the-application-of-adjuvant-topical-chemotherapeutic-agents-in-sinonasal-adenocarcinoma
#20
Narinder Singh, Eugene Wong, Johnson Huang, Faruque Riffat
Sinonasal adenocarcinoma has traditionally been treated with surgery (craniofacial or endoscopic) and adjuvant radiotherapy. Two large series have demonstrated favourable 5-year survival using surgery with adjuvant topical chemotherapy applied repeatedly over several weeks. The authors describe a novel, transnasal application of topical 5-fluorouracil. However, complete coverage of the frontal region of the anterior skull base can be difficult to achieve with a purely transnasal approach in an outpatient setting...
October 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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