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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779275/-salivary-microbial-communities-associated-with-severe-early-childhood-caries
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Tong-Zheng Sun, Fei Teng, Song-Bo Jia, Yong-Ping Tang, Ming Jiang, Shi Huang, Xiao Yuan, Xiao-Lan Li, Fang Yang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the salivary microbial profiles of healthy subjects and those with severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) by using high-throughput sequencing. METHODS: Salivary samples were obtained from children with S-ECC (group C, n=24) and healthy children (group H, n=24). Total metagenomic DNA was extracted, and DNA amplicons of the V1-V3 hypervariable region of the 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to 454 sequencing. The characteristics of oral microbial communities from the two groups were compared based on microbial diversity and taxonomy assignment...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774882/-sleep-wake-rhythm-after-extracorporeal-circulation-in-new-zealand-rabbits
#2
Kaiwei Wang, Jiaqiang Zhang
To evaluate the change of sleep-wake rhythm after extracorporeal circulation (ECC) in New Zealand rabbits, and to explore the role of clock genes in sleep-wake rhythm disorder by ECC.
 Methods: A total of 54 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: a normal group (Group N), a sham group (Group S) and a model group (Group ECC). Electrocorticogram (ECOG), electroophthalmogram (EOG) and electromyogram (EMG) were respectively recorded by multipurpose EEG recorder, and the sleep-wake rhythm was also recorded...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769814/combined-deficiencies-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-anemia-in-preschool-children-with-severe-early-childhood-caries-a-case-control-study
#3
Shannon Deane, Robert J Schroth, Atul Sharma, Celia Rodd
Background: Severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) is common and has adverse affects on children's health. Children with S-ECC have been shown to have anemia or vitamin D deficiency. No studies have assessed the presence of combined deficiencies with S-ECC. The purpose of our study was to examine whether those with S-ECC had a higher prevalence of combined anemia and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) compared to controls. Covariates associated with elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH), previously noted in S-ECC, were examined...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763355/risk-factors-of-early-childhood-caries-among-young-children-in-hong-kong-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Sherry Shiqian Gao, Duangporn Duangthip, Edward Chin Man Lo, Chun Hung Chu
OBJECTIVE: Early childhood caries (ECC) was prevalent in Hong Kong. Children with ECC risk should be identified early for prevention. This study aimed to identify common risk factors of ECC in Hong Kong 3-year-old children. STUDY DESIGN: Sample size calculation showed at least 6,321 of 3-year-old children should be invited in this study. A consent form and a questionnaire enquiring the children's oral health behaviours and social-economic background were distributed to their parents...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757680/comparison-of-two-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care-clerkship-grading-protocols
#5
Bobbi J Conner, Linda S Behar-Horenstein, Yu Su
Universal guidelines for evaluating veterinary students' clinical clerkship performance are unavailable. At our institution, each service determines its own grading protocol. In this study, researchers compared clinician, staff, and student perceptions of a traditional and newly devised grading practice on the Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) clerkship. ECC clinicians and technicians were asked to assess the existing grading protocol for the clerkship. The system was then revised to better align with clerkship objectives...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755064/john-robert-seeley-i-natural-religion-i-and-the-victorian-conflict-between-science-and-religion
#6
Ian Hesketh
This essay examines the publishing and reception of J. R. Seeley's Natural Religion (1882), a book that sought to bring about a reconciliation between science and religion. While Natural Religion has long been overlooked, it is argued that its reception gives us insight into changing views about the relationship between science and religion in the late Victorian period. The essay also explores how the reception of the book was conditioned by its bibliographic lineage as it was signed not by Seeley, but "by the Author of Ecce Homo...
2018: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746313/avalonelite-double-lumen-cannula-for-total-cavopulmonary-assist-in-failing-fontan-sheep-model-with-valved-extracardiac-conduit
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Cheng Zhou, Dongfang Wang, Francesca Condemi, Guangfeng Zhao, Stephen Topaz, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Joseph B Zwischenberger
The AvalonElite double lumen cannula (DLC) provides total cavopulmonary assist (CPA) in failing Fontan sheep, but recirculation limits reliability. To improve CPA performance, a two-valve extracardiac conduit (ECC) was used to bracket infusion blood toward pulmonary artery (PA). A total cavopulmonary connection with failing Fontan circulation adult sheep model was created with valved ECC (n = 6). The valved ECC was connected to superior/inferior venae cavae (SVC/IVC) and right PA. The AvalonElite DLC was inserted from right jugular vein with infusion opening between the ECC valves...
May 8, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740190/does-duration-of-caffeine-therapy-in-preterm-infants-born-%C3%A2-1250-g-at-birth-influence-neurodevelopmental-nd-outcomes-at-3-years-of-age
#8
A Lodha, Y Rabi, A Soraisham, J Dobry, Arijit Lodha, H Amin, E Al Awad, S Tang, A Sahai, V Bhandari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of duration of caffeine use on long-term neurodevelopmental (ND) outcomes at 3 years corrected age (CA) in preterm infants with birthweights (BW) ≤ 1250 g. DESIGN/METHODS: All surviving infants with BW ≤ 1250 g admitted to the Foothills Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from January 2002 to December 2009 who received the first dose of caffeine in the first week of life and were followed up at three years CA were included in the study...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739842/development-and-testing-of-a-smartphone-application-prototype-for-oral-health-promotion
#9
Sara L Nolen, Lori J Giblin-Scanlon, Linda D Boyd, Lori Rainchuso
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and test a smartphone application (app) prototype, ToothSense, as an oral health promotion tool for the prevention of Early Childhood Caries (ECC) based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Methods: A quantitative and qualitative design process based on the TPB was used for the app development in the first phase of the study. A behavioral intervention technologic model was used to document the app features design, accounting for Doshi's intervention strategies for the TPB...
April 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728153/maternal-bleeding-complications-following-early-versus-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-in-multiple-pregnancies
#10
Chayatat Ruangkit, Matthew Leon, Kasim Hassen, Katherine Baker, Debra Poeltler, Anup Katheria
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended delayed umbilical cord clamping for at least 30-60 s for all infants. However, there is limited data regarding the maternal safety of delayed cord clamping in multiple pregnancies. We aimed to compare the maternal bleeding complications following early cord clamping (ECC) versus of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in multiple pregnancies. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with multiples who delivered live-born infants at Sharp Healthcare Hospitals in San Diego, CA, USA during January 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2017...
May 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722621/microvascular-permeability-of-skeletal-muscle-after-eccentric-contraction-induced-muscle-injury-in-vivo-imaging-using-two-photon-laser-scanning-microscopy
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Kazuki Hotta, Bradley Jon Behnke, Kazuto Masamoto, Rie Shimotsu, Naoya Onodera, Akihiko Yamaguchi, David C Poole, Yutaka Kano
Via modulation of endothelial integrity and vascular permeability in response to damage skeletal muscle microvessels play a crucial permissive role in tissue leukocyte invasion. However, direct visual evidence of altered microvascular permeability of skeletal muscle has not been technically feasible impairing mechanistic understanding of these responses. Two-photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) allows three-dimensional in vivo imaging of skeletal muscle microcirculation. We hypothesized that the regulation of microvessels permeability in vivo is temporally related to acute inflammatory and regenerative processes following muscle injury...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707959/acute-changes-in-muscle-thickness-and-pennation-angle-in-response-to-work-matched-concentric-and-eccentric-isokinetic-exercise
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Amilton Vieira, Anthony J Blazevich, Nuno Frade de Sousa, Rodrigo Celes, Savio Alex, James J Tufano, Martim Bottaro
Acute changes in muscle architecture influenced by muscle swelling might be associated with chronic adaptations to resistance exercise, including skeletal muscle growth. Concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) muscle actions both play a role in hypertrophic processes, but the influence of each on acute indices of muscle swelling [i.e. muscle thickness (MT) and pennation angle PA)] remain relatively unknown. Therefore, this study compared the acute changes in MT and PA in response to work-matched CON versus ECC isokinetic exercise...
April 30, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700912/coexistence-of-macc1-and-nm23-h1-dysregulation-and-tumor-budding-promise-early-prognostic-evidence-for-recurrence-risk-of-early-stage-colon-cancer
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Ersin Ozturk, Secil Ak Aksoy, Nesrin Ugras, Berrin Tunca, Serkan Ceylan, Gulcin Tezcan, Tuncay Yilmazlar, Omer Yerci, Unal Egeli, Gulsah Cecener
The tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification, the presence of a mucinous component, and signet ring cells are well-known criteria for identifying patients at a high risk for recurrence and determining the therapeutic approach for early-stage colon cancer (eCC). Nevertheless, recurrence can unexpectedly occur in some eCC cases after surgical resection. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the relation of dysregulated MACC1, c-MET, and NM23-H1 expression with the histopathological features of tumors in recurrence formation in eCC cases...
February 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692863/multiclass-classification-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-using-improved-feature-selection-and-svm-invariants
#14
Anam Mustaqeem, Syed Muhammad Anwar, Muahammad Majid
Arrhythmia is considered a life-threatening disease causing serious health issues in patients, when left untreated. An early diagnosis of arrhythmias would be helpful in saving lives. This study is conducted to classify patients into one of the sixteen subclasses, among which one class represents absence of disease and the other fifteen classes represent electrocardiogram records of various subtypes of arrhythmias. The research is carried out on the dataset taken from the University of California at Irvine Machine Learning Data Repository...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689741/factors-associated-with-early-childhood-caries-among-3-to-6-year-old-children-in-india-a-case-control-study
#15
T Sridevi, S Pranoti, S Anand, W Umesh, G Sachin
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries (ECC) is a multifactorial disease as it is associated with biological, social and behavioral risk factors. However, not much research studied the influence of perinatal factors like birth weight, mode of delivery and gestational age with ECC. Aim of this study is to assess the association between ECC and risk factors, such as Socio-economic status (SES), Body mass index (BMI), Gestation age, birth weight and mode of delivery among Indian children aged 3 to 6 years...
2018: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686495/identification-of-early-childhood-caries-in-primary-care-settings
#16
Alexandra Nicolae, Leo Levin, Peter D Wong, Malini G Dave, Jillian Taras, Chetna Mistry, Elizabeth L Ford-Jones, Michele Wong, Robert J Schroth
Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common chronic disease affecting young children in Canada. ECC may lead to pain and infection, compromised general health, decreased quality of life and increased risk for dental caries in primary and permanent teeth. A multidisciplinary approach to prevent and identify dental disease is recommended by dental and medical national organizations. Young children visit primary care providers at regular intervals from an early age. These encounters provide an ideal opportunity for primary care providers to educate clients about their children's oral health and its importance for general health...
April 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674778/-un-processo-che-pu%C3%A3-gettare-luce-sulla-cosiddetta-paura-di-s%C3%A3-nel-disturbo-ossessivo-compulsivo-l-identificazione-retrospettiva-delle-motivazioni-e-delle-inclinazioni
#17
Gherardo Mannino, Rossella Guerini
RIASSUNTO. Al fine di comprendere meglio la psicopatologia del disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo (DOC), in anni recenti è stata prestata una crescente attenzione alla cosiddetta "paura di sé" (fear of self), vale a dire la paura che le persone con DOC nutrono di ospitare dentro di sé aspetti inaccettabili. Tuttavia, l'esatta dinamica di questo fenomeno ancora non è chiara: di conseguenza, allo scopo di delucidarla meglio, sarà qui descritto uno specifico processo psicologico denominato Identificazione Retrospettiva delle Motivazioni e delle Inclinazioni (IRMI)...
March 2018: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673664/high-throughput-silencing-identifies-novel-genes-in-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer
#18
Afiqah Alyaa Md Fuzi, Siti Zawiah Omar, Zahurin Mohamed, Noor Azmi Mat Adenan, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar
OBJECTIVE: To validate the gene expression profile obtained from the previous microarray analysis and to further study the biological functions of these genes in endometrial cancer. From our previous study, we identified 621 differentially expressed genes in laser-captured microdissected endometrioid endometrial cancer as compared to normal endometrial cells. Among these genes, 146 were significantly up-regulated in endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 genes were selected from the list of up-regulated genes for the validation assay...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671004/impact-of-flow-differentials-according-to-cardiac-and-respiratory-cycles-on-three-types-of-fontan-operation
#19
Kee Soo Ha, Jae Young Choi, Jo Won Jung, Nam Kyun Kim
Few hemodynamic comparison studies on various types of Fontan operation have been reported. The objective of this study was to perform hemodynamic comparisons for flow size and volume in three types of Fontan operation: atriopulmonary connection (APC), lateral tunnel (LT), and extracardiac conduit (ECC). Forty patients with Fontan operation (8 with APC Fontan, 22 with LT Fontan, and 10 with ECC Fontan) were enrolled. Velocity time integral (VTI) and average peak velocity (APV) were assessed according to cardiac and respiratory cycles in SVC, IVC, hepatic vein, conduit, LPA, and RPA using direct intravenous Doppler echocardiography...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669563/a-comparison-of-both-dense-and-feature-tracking-techniques-with-tagging-for-the-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-myocardial-strain
#20
J Jane Cao, Nora Ngai, Lynette Duncanson, Joshua Cheng, Kathleen Gliganic, Qizhi Chen
BACKGROUND: Myocardial strain is increasingly recognized as an important assessment for myocardial function. In addition, it also improves outcome prediction. However, there is lack of standardization in strain evaluation by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). In this study we compared strain values using multiple techniques and multiple vendor products. METHODS: Prospectively recruited patients with cardiomyopathy of diverse etiology (N = 77) and healthy controls (N = 10) underwent CMR on a 1...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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