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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327259/prevalence-of-enamel-developmental-defects-and-relationship-with-early-childhood-caries-in-trinidad
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Rahul S Naidu, June H Nunn
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of developmental defects of enamel (DDE) and their relationship with early childhood caries (ECC) among preschool children in Trinidad. METHODS: A cross-sectional oral health survey of 251 three- to five-year-old preschool children was undertaken in central Trinidad. The decayed, missing, and filled primary teeth (dmft) index and the DDE index were used to measure visible caries experience and enamel developmental defects, respectively...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320258/sex-differences-in-oxidative-stress-after-eccentric-and-concentric-exercise
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Magdalena Wiecek, Marcin Maciejczyk, Jadwiga Szymura, Zbigniew Szygula
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of redox balance changes in the blood of women and men as a result of submaximal eccentric (ECC) and concentric (CONC) efforts. METHODS: 10 women and 10 men performed three 45-minute submaximal treadmill runs at constant velocities (downhill run - ECC, uphill run - CONC and level run). Prior to the 45-minute exercises, after their completion and following 24 hours of recovery, the concentration of lactate, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), 3-nitrotyrosine, uric acid (UA) and the white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophil (NEUT), lymphocyte (LYMPH) and monocyte content in the blood were determined...
March 20, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317684/comparison-of-the-performance-and-safety-of-2-ophthalmic-viscosurgical-devices-in-cataract-surgery
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Gerd U Auffarth, Florian N Auerbach, Tanja Rabsilber, José A Gegúndez, Ricardo Cuiña, Yves Renard, Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio Camesasca, Francoise Van Cauwenberge, Thierry Amzallag, Gysbert Van Setten, Mike P Holzer
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical performance and safety of 2 ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs)-Twinvisc (OVD 1) and Duovisc (OVD 2)-in cataract surgery. SETTING: European multicenter study. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. METHODS: Patients with cataract had phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in 1 eye. They were randomly assigned to receive OVD 1 or OVD 2. Preoperative and postoperative examinations over 3 months included mean intraocular pressure (IOP), incidence of IOP peaks (≥30 mm Hg and ≥24 mm Hg), endothelial cell count (ECC), corneal thickness, and intraocular inflammation...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317677/trends-in-cataract-surgery-training-curricula
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Mona Lotfipour, Ramunas Rolius, Erik B Lehman, Seth M Pantanelli, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate trends in cataract surgery training curricula and factors affecting timing of resident participation as a primary surgeon. SETTING: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of anonymous survey results. METHODS: A description of the study and link to an online survey was e-mailed to program directors of each ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303574/functional-impact-of-an-oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy-mutation-in-pabpn1
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Maricela García-Castañeda, Ana Victoria Vega, Rocío Rodríguez, Maria Guadalupe Montiel-Jaen, Bulmaro Cisneros, Angel Zarain-Herzberg, Guillermo Avila
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is linked to mutations in the gene encoding poly(A)-binding protein nuclear 1 (PABPN1). OPMD mutations consist in an expansion of a tract that contains 10 alanines (to 12-17). The disease courses with muscle weakness that begins in adulthood, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here we investigated functional effects of PABPN1 and an OPMD mutation (PABPN1-17A), using myotubes transfected with cDNAs encoding these proteins (GFP-tagged). PABPN1 stimulated myoblast fusion (100%), but PABPN1-17A failed to mimic this effect...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302709/acute-impact-of-conventional-and-eccentric-cycling-on-platelet-and-vascular-function-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Andrew Haynes, Matthew D Linden, Lauren C Chasland, Kazunori Nosaka, Andrew J Maiorana, Ellen Adele Dawson, Lawrence Dembo, Louise H Naylor, Daniel J Green
Evidence-based guidelines recommend exercise therapy for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Such patients have increased atherothrombotic risk. Exercise can transiently increase platelet activation and reactivity and decrease vascular function in healthy participants, although data in CHF is scant. Eccentric (ECC) cycling is a novel exercise modality which may be particularly suited to patients with CHF, but the acute impacts of ECC on platelet and vascular function are currently unknown. Our null hypothesis was that ECC and concentric (CON) cycling, performed at matched external workloads, would not induce changes in platelet or vascular function in patients with CHF...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274038/comparative-assessment-of-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-children-before-and-after-full-mouth-rehabilitation-under-general-anaesthesia-and-local-anaesthesia
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Jaai Vinod Rane, Jasmin Winnier, Rupinder Bhatia
INTRODUCTION: Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is an aggressive form of caries in a child who is 71 months of age or younger. If the child is cooperative, the treatment may be completed under Local Anaesthesia (LA). General Anaesthesia (GA) is considered if the child is uncooperative, medically compromised or if the parents are unable to return for regular visits and requests treatment under GA. Improved Oral health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) has been reported after dental treatment under GA...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271152/arrhythmias-after-fontan-operation-with-intra-atrial-lateral-tunnel-versus-extra-cardiac-conduit-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dongxu Li, Qiang Fan, Yasutaka Hirata, Minoru Ono, Qi An
Current studies on the incidence of arrhythmias after the intra-atrial lateral tunnel (ILT) Fontan operation and the extra-cardiac conduit (ECC) Fontan operation are limited, with controversial results. This systematic review aimed to compare the prevalence of arrhythmias in patients who underwent ECC or ILT Fontan. Relevant studies comparing the incidence of arrhythmias and pacemaker implantation in ILT with ECC were identified through a literature search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the cochrane central register of controlled trials...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266115/socio-behavioural-aspects-in-the-prevention-and-control-of-dental-caries-and-periodontal-diseases-at-an-individual-and-population-level
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Sonja Sälzer, Mohammad Alkilzy, Dagmar E Slot, Christof E Dörfer, Julian Schmoeckel, Christian H Splieth
AIM: Aim was to systematically review behavioural aspects in the prevention and control of dental caries and periodontal diseases at individual and population level. MATERIAL & METHODS: With regard to caries, MEDLINE/PubMed was searched on three subheadings focusing on early childhood, proximal and root caries. For periodontal diseases, a meta-review on systematic reviews was performed; thus, the search strategy included specific interventions to change behaviour in order to perform a meta-review on systematic reviews...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254124/left-ventricular-function-across-the-spectrum-of-body-mass-index-in-african%C3%A2-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Vivek G Patel, Deepak K Gupta, James G Terry, Edmond K Kabagambe, Thomas J Wang, Aldolfo Correa, Michael Griswold, Herman Taylor, John Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess whether body mass index (BMI) was associated with subclinical left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in African-American individuals. BACKGROUND: Higher BMI is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. Obesity disproportionately affects African Americans; however, the association between higher BMI and LV function in African Americans is not well understood. METHODS: Peak systolic circumferential strain (ECC) was measured by tagged cardiac magnetic resonance in 1,652 adult African-American participants of the Jackson Heart Study between 2008 and 2012...
March 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245080/the-fate-of-verocytotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-c600%C3%AF-3538-%C3%AE-vtx2-cat-and-its-vtx2-prophage-during-grass-silage-preparation
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Sepo Nyambe, Catherine Burgess, Paul Whyte, Padraig O'Kiely, Declan Bolton
AIMS: Silage is grass, preserved by fermentation and used as winter feed for cattle. The impact of a range of current grass silage preparation practices on the survival of Escherichia coli C600φ3538(Δvtx2 ::cat) and on the induction, release and infectivity of free phage were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Wilted and fresh grass samples, from plots with and without slurry application were ensiled with or without formic acid. Each treatment combination was inoculated with approximately 6 log10 CFU g(-1) E...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243836/early-childhood-caries-and-associated-risk-factors-among-preschool-children-in-ras-al-khaimah-united-arab-emirates
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M B Kowash, J O Alkhabuli, S A Dafaalla, A Shah, A H Khamis
AIM: To investigate the prevalence and contributing factors of early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children of Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates (UAE). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: The sample consisted of 540 healthy preschool children between four and six years of age attending 10 nursery schools in RAK, UAE. A structured questionnaire was distributed to the mothers of children who gave consent for their children to be included in the study...
February 27, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241502/ecce-toolkit-prototyping-sensor-based-interaction
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Andrea Bellucci, Ignacio Aedo, Paloma Díaz
Building and exploring physical user interfaces requires high technical skills and hours of specialized work. The behavior of multiple devices with heterogeneous input/output channels and connectivity has to be programmed in a context where not only the software interface matters, but also the hardware components are critical (e.g., sensors and actuators). Prototyping physical interaction is hindered by the challenges of: (1) programming interactions among physical sensors/actuators and digital interfaces; (2) implementing functionality for different platforms in different programming languages; and (3) building custom electronic-incorporated objects...
February 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237969/stenting-the-fontan-pathway-in-paediatric-patients-with-obstructed-extracardiac-conduits
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Floris E A Udink Ten Cate, Uwe Trieschmann, Ingo Germund, Tobias Hannes, Mathias Emmel, Gerardus Bennink, Narayanswami Sreeram
OBJECTIVES: An unobstructed extracardiac conduit (ECC) is essential for optimal Fontan haemodynamics. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and results of percutaneous transcatheter stenting of the ECC in paediatric patients with a significant Fontan pathway obstruction. METHODS: Our institutional database was searched to identify all Fontan patients who had a stent placed in their ECC. Medical records, cardiac catheterisation data and echocardiographic investigations were reviewed...
February 25, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222484/overweight-obese-underweight-and-frequency-of-sugar-consumption-as-risk-indicators-for-early-childhood-caries-in-brazilian-preschool-children
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Cecilia Claudia Costa Ribeiro, Mariana Carvalho Batista da Silva, Ana Margarida Melo Nunes, Erika Bárbara de Abreu Fonseca Thomaz, Cadidja Dayane Sousa Carmo, Marizélia Rodrigues Costa Ribeiro, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva
BACKGROUND: A possible association between being overweight or obese and early childhood caries (ECC) remains controversial. AIM: To investigated this association in a developing country testing the confounding effects of socioeconomic factors and frequency of sugar consumption. METHODS: Historical cohort study, 388 children (aged 24-71 months) living in São Luís, Brazil. A theoretical model adjusted according to income, birthweight, and nutritional status at twelve months and frequency of sugar consumption was generated with directed acyclic graphs to analyze this association...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209956/-vacuum-therapy-in-complex-treatment-of-epithelial-coccygeal-course
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M F Cherkasov, K M Galashokyan, Yu M Startsev, D M Cherkasov, S G Melikova
AIM: To analyze the outcomes in patients with epithelial coccygeal course (ECC) after original vacuum-therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 61 patients with ECC. Patients were divided into 3 groups: 22 patients underwent ECC excision followed by wound closure by Donati, ECC excision with following wound management with ointment swathes was used in 19 cases, vacuum-therapy of open wound was conducted in 20 patients. RESULTS: In group 1 hospital-stay was 11±1...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208259/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-mirna-21-using-a-zinc-finger-protein-specific-to-dna-rna-hybrids
#17
Chiew San Fang, Kwang-Sun Kim, Byeongjun Yu, Sangyong Jon, Moon-Soo Kim, Haesik Yang
Both high sensitivity and high specificity are crucial for detection of miRNAs that have emerged as important clinical biomarkers. Just Another Zinc finger proteins (JAZ, ZNF346) bind preferably (but nonsequence-specifically) to DNA-RNA hybrids over single-stranded RNAs, single-stranded DNAs, and double-stranded DNAs. We present an ultrasensitive and highly specific electrochemical method for miRNA-21 detection based on the selective binding of JAZ to the DNA-RNA hybrid formed between a DNA capture probe and a target miRNA-21...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206900/caregiver-illness-perception-of-their-child-s-early-childhood-caries
#18
Mary Beth Slusar, Suchitra Nelson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case-control study was to evaluate the association between parent/caregivers' illness perception and early childhood caries (ECC). METHODS: Parent/caregivers of children younger than six years old were recruited at the dental clinic of an urban children's hospital between June 2013 and September 2015. Cases were caregivers of ECC children; controls were caregivers of children without ECC. Caregivers completed the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised for Dental (IPQ-RD) assessing cognitive (identity, consequences, control, timeline, illness coherence, cause) and emotional representations of dental caries...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201958/blood-infusion-and-the-risk-of-haemorrhage-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-extracorporeal-circulation
#19
Manuel Luque-Oliveros, María Ángeles García-Carpintero, Omar Cauli
PURPOSE: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) frequently present haemorrhages as a complication associated with high morbidity and mortality. One of the factors that influences this risk is the volume of blood infused during surgery. The objective of this study was to determine the optimal volume of autologous blood that can be processed during cardiac surgery with ECC. We also determined the number of salvaged red blood cells to be reinfused into the patient in order to minimize the risk of haemorrhage in the postoperative period...
February 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195313/neuronal-sodium-channels-emerging-components-of-the-nano-machinery-of-cardiac-calcium-cycling
#20
Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, Sándor Györke, Przemysław B Radwański
Excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) is the bridge between cardiac electrical activation and mechanical contraction. It is driven by the influx of Ca(2+) across the sarcolemma triggering Ca(2+) release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) - a process termed Ca(2+) -induced Ca(2+) release (CICR) - followed by re-sequestration of Ca(2+) into the SR. The sodium calcium exchanger (NCX) inextricably couples the cycling of Ca(2+) and Na(+) in cardiac myocytes. Thus, influx of Na(+) via voltage-gated Na(+) channels (NaV ) has emerged as an important regulator of CICR both in health and in disease...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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