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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908434/an-observational-study-of-handwashing-compliance-in-a-child-care-facility
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Jeffrey Clark, Jennifer K Henk, Philip G Crandall, Mardel A Crandall, Corliss A O'Bryan
BACKGROUND: Handwashing (HW) compliance, although an effective means of limiting childhood illness, remains low among personnel in early childhood centers (ECCs). Our study determined HW compliance and efficacy of ECC personnel. METHODS: Surveillance cameras were used to determine HW opportunities, compliance, occurrences, and effectiveness based on child-care oriented criteria. RESULTS: We observed 349 HW triggering events, with 14 events per hour; a median of 2 personnel (caregivers, paraprofessional aides, or parents) were present at any given time period...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893400/multivariate-cryptography-based-on-clipped-hopfield-neural-network
#2
Jia Wang, Lee-Ming Cheng, Tong Su
Designing secure and efficient multivariate public key cryptosystems [multivariate cryptography (MVC)] to strengthen the security of RSA and ECC in conventional and quantum computational environment continues to be a challenging research in recent years. In this paper, we will describe multivariate public key cryptosystems based on extended Clipped Hopfield Neural Network (CHNN) and implement it using the MVC (CHNN-MVC) framework operated in GF(p) space. The Diffie--Hellman key exchange algorithm is extended into the matrix field, which illustrates the feasibility of its new applications in both classic and postquantum cryptography...
November 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884211/plasma-glutamine-levels-before-cardiac-surgery-are-related-to-post-surgery-infections-an-observational-study
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Hanneke Buter, Matty Koopmans, Ramses Kemperman, Lilian Jekel, Christiaan Boerma
BACKGROUND: A low plasma glutamine level was found in 34% of patients after elective cardiothoracic surgery. This could be a result of the inflammation caused by surgical stress or the use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC). But it is also possible that plasma glutamine levels were already lowered before surgery and reflect an impaired metabolic state and a higher likelihood to develop complications. In the present study plasma glutamine levels were measured before and after cardiac surgery and we questioned whether there is a relation between plasma glutamine levels and duration of ECC and the occurrence of postoperative infections...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882621/youtube-as-a-source-for-parents-education-on-early-childhood-caries
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Rawan ElKarmi, Yazan Hassona, Dina Taimeh, Crispian Scully
BACKGROUND: Patients can and do search the Internet for information on various health-related topics. YouTube™ is one popular website they may consult. AIM: To examine the quality of information offered by YouTube™ for patients seeking information on early childhood caries (ECC). DESIGN: YouTube™ was searched for videos on ECC. The usefulness of selected videos in providing adequate information about ECC was evaluated using a 13-point usefulness score...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878824/minimal-intervention-dentistry-for-early-childhood-caries-and-child-dental-anxiety-a-randomised-control-trial
#5
Peter Arrow, Elizabeth Klobas
BACKGROUND: To compare changes in child dental anxiety after treatment for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) using two treatment approaches. METHODS: Children with ECC were randomised to Test (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment, ART-based approach) or Control (standard care approach). Children 3 years or older completed a dental anxiety scale at baseline and follow-up. Changes in child dental anxiety from baseline to follow-up were tested using chi-squared statistic, Wilcoxon's rank-sum test, McNemar's test and multinomial logistic regression...
November 23, 2016: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875734/comparison-of-two-commonly-used-clinical-cognitive-screening-tests-to-diagnose-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-heart-failure-with-the-golden-standard-european-consortium-criteria
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Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, Darren Mah, Jason R B Dyck, Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan, Justin Ezekowitz
INTRODUCTION: This study on mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in heart failure (HF) compares the utility of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) for diagnosing MCI in a HF population when compared to the golden standard European Consortium Criteria (ECC). METHODS: Participants were recruited from the Alberta HEART study at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton and St. Mary's hospital in Camrose. This study enrolled 53 community adults aged>50years: 33 HF and 20 controls...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863273/effects-of-delayed-cord-clamping-on-the-third-stage-of-labour-maternal-haematological-parameters-and-acid-base-status-in-fetuses-at-term
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Catalina De Paco, Javier Herrera, Carolina Garcia, Shiana Corbalán, Alicia Arteaga, Miriam Pertegal, Rosario Checa, María Teresa Prieto, Aníbal Nieto, Juan Luis Delgado
OBJECTIVE: To compare the time in the third stage of labour, differences in maternal hematologic parameters 48h after birth and acid-base status in the umbilical cord between the early cord clamping (ECC) and delayed cord clamping (DCC). STUDY DESIGN: 97 healthy pregnancies at term and a spontaneous vertex delivery at Clinic University Hospital "Virgen de la Arrixaca" (Murcia, Spain), were randomized to ECC group (<10s post-delivery) or to DCC group (2min post-delivery)...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843829/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-oral-health-care-in-prevention-of-early-childhood-caries-among-parents-of-children-in-belagavi-city-a-questionnaire-study
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H P Suma Sogi, Shivayogi M Hugar, Triveni Mohan Nalawade, Anjali Sinha, Shweta Hugar, Rachappa M Mallikarjuna
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the existing knowledge, attitude, and practices of "oral health care" in the prevention of early childhood caries (ECCs) among parents of children in Belagavi city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka. Institutional Ethical Clearance was obtained. The study was conducted during the month of April 2014 to October 2014 after taking prior informed consent from the 218 parents...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843258/prevalence-of-early-childhood-caries-in-children-of-west-godavari-district-andhra-pradesh-south-india-an-epidemiological-study
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Srikanth Koya, K S Ravichandra, Vasa A Arunkumar, Suzan Sahana, H M Pushpalatha
AIM: To determine the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) and its risk factors in children of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. STUDY DESIGN: A sample of 1,897 children between 24 and 71 months of age based on stratified cluster random sampling were clinically examined for dental caries using mouth mirror under day light. The parents/caregivers of each child were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using independent sample Student's t-test and chi-square test...
July 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824789/predictors-of-persistent-or-recurrent-disease-after-loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedure
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Helen E Cejtin, Lindsay Zimmerman, Melissa Mathews, Ashlesha Patel
OBJECTIVE: Follow-up recommendations after an excisional procedure vary depending on whether or not there is a positive ectocervical or endocervical margin or endocervical curettage (ECC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of these findings in predicting recurrent/persistent (r/p) disease in a sample of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -negative patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Loop electrosurgical excision procedures with a concurrent ECC performed at the Cook County ambulatory clinic between September 29, 2008, and April 15, 2014 were included in this study...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824689/eccentric-cycling-a-promising-modality-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Lauren C Chasland, Daniel J Green, Andrew J Maiorana, Kazunori Nosaka, Andrew Haynes, Lawrence Dembo, Louise H Naylor
INTRODUCTION: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is characterized by dyspnea and poor exercise tolerance, which decreases aerobic capacity (V˙O2peak), a measure strongly correlated with quality of life and mortality. In healthy populations, eccentric (ECC) cycling can be performed at a lower oxygen demand for matched workload, compared to concentric (CON) cycling, but few studies have previously investigated ECC cycling in CHF. We hypothesized that, when matched for external workload (Watts), an ECC cycling bout would be performed at a lower cardiorespiratory load (V˙O2) than CON in patients with CHF...
November 7, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821357/evaluation-of-meat-fruit-and-vegetables-from-retail-stores-in-five-united-kingdom-regions-as-sources-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-and-carbapenem-resistant-escherichia-coli
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L P Randall, M P Lodge, N C Elviss, F L Lemma, K L Hopkins, C J Teale, N Woodford
We determined the prevalence and types of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli in raw retail beef, chicken, pork, fruit and vegetables in five UK regions in 2013-14. Raw meat (n=397), and fruit and vegetable samples (n=400) were purchased from retail stores in London, East Anglia, North West England, Scotland and Wales. Samples were tested for the presence of ESBL-producing E. coli by plating enriched samples on CHROMagar CTX and CHROMagar ESBL, for AmpC-type E...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811564/impact-of-surgical-learning-curve-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-on-visual-acuity-gain
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Guillaume Debellemanière, Emmanuel Guilbert, Romain Courtin, Christophe Panthier, Patrick Sabatier, Damien Gatinel, Alain Saad
PURPOSE: To evaluate the learning curve for graft preparation and graft unrolling during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and to assess the evolution of visual acuity gain and percentage cell loss with experience. METHODS: The first 109 DMEK procedures performed by a single surgeon (A.S.) at the Rothschild Foundation Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris, France, between March 2012 and November 2014 were included. Best-corrected visual acuity and endothelial cell density were recorded preoperatively and again 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after DMEK...
November 2, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805891/the-role-of-feeding-practices-as-a-determinant-of-the-pufa-index-in-children-with-early-childhood-caries
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K Gandeeban, M Ramakrishnan, H S Halawany, N B Abraham, V Jacob, S Anil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence and severity of untreated dental caries among young children (aged <6 years) with early childhood caries (ECC) using the pufa index and to examine the relationship between caries and feeding practices. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of children with ECC was undertaken in two stages: a questionnaire survey based on interviews and an intraoral examination using the defs and pufa indices. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of untreated dental caries in our sample of 238 ECC-affected children was 72...
2016: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801598/eccentric-resistance-training-increases-and-retains-maximal-strength-muscle-endurance-and-hypertrophy-in-trained-men
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Giuseppe Coratella, Federico Schena
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different resistance training protocols on muscle strength, endurance, and hypertrophy after training and detraining. Thirty-four resistance-trained males were randomized in concentric-only (CONC), eccentric-only (ECC), traditional concentric-eccentric (TRAD) bench press resistance training or control group. The training volume was equalized among the intervention groups. Bench press of 1-repetition maximum (1RM)/body mass, maximum number of repetitions (MNR), and chest circumference were evaluated at the baseline, after 6 weeks of training, and after 6 weeks of detraining...
November 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801307/pregnancy-related-cardiovascular-complications-case-presentation-and-review-of-literature
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Hasan Baki Altinsoy, Ozkan Alatas, Salih Colak, Hakan Atalay, Omer Faruk Dogan
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular complications that can cause severe catastrophic outcomes for both the mother and the fetus are rarely seen during pregnancy. Time to diagnosis is often delayed by a low degree of suspicion and atypical presentation. We report surgical strategies in three pregnant women with cardiovascular complications. METHODS: A retrospective search from 2009 to 2016 identified three pregnant women who underwent urgent cardiac surgery. We used extracorporeal circulation (ECC) without cesarean section with careful follow-up of the fetuses during the perioperative and postoperative period...
October 31, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755357/cochleariform-process-abutment-on-tbct-in-early-congenital-cholesteatoma
#17
Chang Ho Lee, So Young Kim, Hyoung-Mi Kim, Young Ju Kim, Ji Yoon Kim, Mi Kyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of the cochleariform process abutment (CPA) of early congenital cholesteatomas (CC) (ECCs) on surgical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: University hospital otology referral clinic. PATIENTS: Two hundred consecutive pediatric ECC patients. INTERVENTIONS: The patients were classified into three groups based on the temporal bone computed tomography (TBCT) findings of ECC: A) the absence of CPA, B) the presence of CPA, and C) the presence of CPA and extension posterior to the malleus handle...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754070/os-18-02-antihypertensive-treatment-and-risk-of-brain-ischemia-due-to-carotid-stenosis-in-a-survey-of-hospitalised-patients-aged-90-years-and-older
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Jürgen Bohlender, Jürg Nussberger, Beate Bohlender
OBJECTIVE: In elderly hypertensive patients, systolic blood pressure (sBP) goals recommended by US and European guidelines (ESH) for the initiation of treatment are more liberal than in younger patients because of an increased risk of treatment-associated side-effects and hypotension. Carotid stenosis increases with age and poses a risk of brain ischemia if hypotension occurs. Its relevance for the routine care of elderly hypertensives, however, remains unclear. We analyzed data on precerebral artery morphology and BP evolution from a survey of aged hospitalized patients...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748895/comparative-molecular-analysis-of-early-and-late-cancer-cachexia-induced-muscle-wasting-in-mouse-models
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Rulin Sun, Santao Zhang, Xing Lu, Wenjun Hu, Ning Lou, Yan Zhao, Jia Zhou, Xiaoping Zhang, Hongmei Yang
Cancer-induced muscle wasting, which commonly occurs in cancer cachexia, is characterized by impaired quality of life and poor patient survival. To identify an appropriate treatment, research on the mechanism underlying muscle wasting is essential. Thus far, studies on muscle wasting using cancer cachectic models have generally focused on early cancer cachexia (ECC), before severe body weight loss occurs. In the present study, we established models of ECC and late cancer cachexia (LCC) and compared different stages of cancer cachexia using two cancer cachectic mouse models induced by colon-26 (C26) adenocarcinoma or Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC)...
October 12, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742823/the-variable-target-model-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-incremental-haemodialysis-prescription
#20
Francesco Gaetano Casino, Carlo Basile
BACKGROUND: The recent interest in incremental haemodialysis (HD) is hindered by the current prescription based on a fixed target model (FTM) for the total (dialytic + renal) equivalent continuous clearance (ECC). The latter is expressed either as standard Kt/V (stdKt/V), i.e. the pre-dialysis averaged concentration of urea-based ECC, or EKRc, i.e. the time averaged concentration-based ECC, corrected for volume (V) = 40 L. Accordingly, there are two different targets: stdKt/V = 2.3 volumes per week (v/wk) and EKRc = 13 mL/min/40 L...
October 14, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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