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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298727/using-computed-tomography-enterography-to-evaluate-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-what-impact-does-examiner-experience-have-on-the-reproducibility-of-the-method
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Stênio Burlin, Larissa Rossini Favaro, Elisa Almeida Sathler Bretas, Lincoln Seiji Taniguchi, Ana Paula Loch, Marjorie Costa Argollo, Orlando Ambrogini Junior, Giuseppe D'Ippolito
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact that examiner experience has on the reproducibility and accuracy of computed tomography (CT) enterography in the detection of radiological signs in patients with Crohn's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional observational study involving the analysis of CT enterography scans of 20 patients with Crohn's disease. The exams were analyzed independently by two radiologists in their last year of residence (duo I) and by two abdominal imaging specialists (duo II)...
January 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296522/effect-of-spatial-separation-and-noise-type-on-sentence-recognition-by-mandarin-speaking-cochlear-implant-users
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Yang-Wenyi Liu, Duo-Duo Tao, Ye Jiang, John J GalvinIII, Qian-Jie Fu, Ya-Sheng Yuan, Bing Chen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of spatial separation and noise type on sentence recognition by unilateral Mandarin-speaking cochlear implant (CI) users and normal-hearing (NH) listeners. METHOD: Twenty-two unilateral Mandarin-speaking CI users and six NH listeners participated in this study. Speech reception thresholds were measured for three noise types (steady state noise, speech babble, and music). Sentences from the Mandarin Speech Perception test were presented directly in front of the listener (0°)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278203/a-high-performance-seizure-detection-algorithm-based-on-discrete-wavelet-transform-dwt-and-eeg
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Duo Chen, Suiren Wan, Jing Xiang, Forrest Sheng Bao
In the past decade, Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT), a powerful time-frequency tool, has been widely used in computer-aided signal analysis of epileptic electroencephalography (EEG), such as the detection of seizures. One of the important hurdles in the applications of DWT is the settings of DWT, which are chosen empirically or arbitrarily in previous works. The objective of this study aimed to develop a framework for automatically searching the optimal DWT settings to improve accuracy and to reduce computational cost of seizure detection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246934/forensic-characteristics-and-phylogenetic-analyses-of-the-chinese-yi-population-via-19-x-chromosomal-str-loci
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GuangLin He, Ye Li, Xing Zou, Ping Li, PengYu Chen, Feng Song, Tianzhen Gao, Miao Liao, Jing Yan, Jin Wu
The demographic characteristics and genetic polymorphism data of 56 Chinese nationalities or 31 administrative divisions in Chinese mainland have repeatedly been the genetic research hotspots. While most genetic studies focused on some particular Chinese populations based on autosomal or Y-chromosomal genetic markers, the forensic characteristics and phylogenetic analyses of the seventh largest Chinese population (Yi ethnicity) on the X-chromosomal genetic markers are scarce. Here, allele frequencies and forensic statistical parameters for 19 X-chromosomal short tandem repeat loci (DXS7424-DXS101, DXS6789-DXS6809, DXS7423-DXS10134, DXS10103-HPRTB-DXS10101, DXS10159-DXS10162-DXS10164, DXS10148-DXS10135-DXS8378, and DXS7132-DXS10079-DXS10074-DXS10075) of 331 Chinese Yi individuals were obtained...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213267/ferulic-acid-inhibits-neuro-inflammation-in-mice-exposed-to-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Ya-Min Liu, Ji-Duo Shen, Li-Ping Xu, Han-Bing Li, Yu-Cheng Li, Li-Tao Yi
Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid that widely presents in plant cell wall components. It has been demonstrated that ferulic acid can attenuate depressive-like behaviors in both forced swimming test and tail suspension test. Considering that depression is an inflammatory related mental disease, our present study was aimed to investigate the role of ferulic acid in the regulation of microglia activation, pro-inflammatory cytokines, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in mice exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
February 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202270/acute-metabolic-and-endocrine-responses-induced-by-glucose-and-fructose-in-healthy-young-subjects-a-double-blinded-randomized-crossover-trial
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Wenwen Cai, Jie Li, Jiahui Shi, Bo Yang, Jun Tang, Helen Truby, Duo Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A rise in fructose consumption has been implicated in the etiology of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Serum uric acid (UA) elevates after fructose ingestion, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the impact of fructose ingestion on nitric oxide (NO) has not yet been confirmed. The aim of this study was to investigate the postprandial metabolic and endocrine responses following an acute ingestion of fructose and glucose in healthy subjects...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155677/finite-element-analysis-of-the-valgus-knee-joint-of-an-obese-child
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Jun Sun, Songhua Yan, Yan Jiang, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Ming Zhang, Jizhou Zeng, Kuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Knee valgus and varus morbidity is at the second top place in children lower limb deformity diseases. It may cause abnormal stress distribution. The magnitude and location of contact forces on tibia plateau during gait cycle have been indicated as markers for risk of osteoarthritis. So far, few studies reported the contact stress and force distribution on tibial plateau of valgus knee of children. METHODS: To estimate the contact stresses and forces on tibial plateau of an 8-year old obese boy with valgus knee and a 7-year old healthy boy, three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) models of their left knee joints were developed...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149471/bond-strength-of-adhesive-resin-cement-with-different-adhesive-systems
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Fabrizio Lorenzoni E Silva, Saulo Pamato, Milton-Carlos Kuga, Marcus-Vinicius-Reis Só, Jefferson-Ricardo Pereira
BACKGROUND: To assess the immediate bond strength of a dual-cure adhesive resin cement to the hybridized dentin with different bonding systems. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six healthy human molars were randomly divided into 7 groups (n=8). After 3 longitudinal sections, the central cuts were included in PVC matrix and were submitted to dentin hybridization according to the groups: G1 - etch & rinse system with 3-step (Apder™ Scotchbond™ Multi-Purpose, 3M ESPE), G2 - etch & rinse system with 3-step (Optibond™ FL, Kerr), G3 - etch & rinse system with 3-step (All-Bond 3®, Bisco), G4 - etch & rinse simplified system (Adper™ Single Bond 2, 3M ESPE), G5 - self-etching system with one step (Bond Force, Tokuyama), G6 - universal system in moist dentin (Single Bond Universal, 3M ESPE), G7 - universal system in dry dentin (Single Bond Universal, 3M ESPE)...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129346/temperature-of-a-dengue-rapid-diagnostic-test-under-tropical-climatic-conditions-a-follow-up-study
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Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Koukeo Phommasone, Xavier de Lamballerie, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Ooyanong Phonemixay, Stuart D Blacksell, Mayfong Mayxay, Sommay Keomany, Phoutthalavanh Souvannasing, Paul N Newton, Audrey Dubot-Pérès
The Dengue Duo Rapid Diagnostic Test (SD Dengue RDT) has good specificity and sensitivity for dengue diagnosis in rural tropical areas. In a previous study, using four control sera, we demonstrated that that the diagnostic accuracy of these RDTs remains stable after long-term storage at high temperatures. We extended this study by testing sera from 119 febrile patients collected between July-November 2012 at Salavan Provincial Hospital (southern Laos) with RDTs stored for 6 months at 4°C, 35° and in a hut (miniature traditional house) at Lao ambient temperatures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111135/fracture-resistance-of-glazed-full-contour-zls-incisor-crowns
#10
Franz Sebastian Schwindling, Stefan Rues, Marc Schmitter
PURPOSE: To compare the failure behaviour of zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate (Celtra Duo, DeguDent) with that of lithium disilicate (IPS e.max CAD, Ivoclar Vivadent) and feldspar (Mark II, VITA) ceramics. METHODS: Three groups of sixteen glazed maxillary incisor crowns were produced. The inner surfaces of the crowns were etched, then luted to metal dies with self-adhesive cement. Single load-to-failure tests were performed before and after thermo-mechanical ageing...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067277/spatio-temporal-patterns-of-proportions-of-influenza-b-cases
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Daihai He, Alice P Y Chiu, Qianying Lin, Duo Yu
We studied the spatio-temporal patterns of the proportions of influenza B cases out of all typed cases, with data from 139 countries and regions downloaded from the FluNet compiled by the World Health Organization, from January 2006 to October 2015. We restricted our analysis to 34 countries that reported more than 2,000 confirmations for each of types A and B over the study period. Globally, we found that Pearson's correlation is greater than 0.6 between effective distance from Mexico and the proportions of influenza B cases among the countries during the post-pandemic era (i...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998852/-isolation-identification-and-lead-adsorption-study-of-lead-resistant-lactobacillus-casei-strains-from-feces-of-healthy-newborns
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Wei Shen, Qin-Fei Yu, Yu-Hao Wang, Yi-Duo Zhang, Xiao-Jing Meng, Hong-Ying Fan
OBJECTIVE: To isolate and identify lead-resistant Lactobacillus casei strains with lead adsorption ability from the stool of healthy newborns as a new source of bacteria for developing lead-eliminating food products. METHODS: MRS was used to isolate lead-resistant bacteria from the feces of 30 healthy and full-term neonates. A phylogenetic tree was constructed based on the morphological characteristics and 16S rRNA sequences of the isolated bacteria. Physiological and biochemical characterizations of the bacteria were performed according to the Berger's Systematic Bacteriology Handbook, followed by antimicrobial susceptibility test and acid-tolerant bile salt test...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969267/double-loop-ureteral-stents-encrustation-according-to-indwelling-time-results-of-a-european-multicentric-study
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T Saussez, A Ruffion, A Celia, F Djouhri, G Musi, I Desriac, T Roumeguere
OBJECTIFS: Double J ureteral stents (DJ), whatever their material, are rapidly covered by a biofilm, subject to encrustation onset. To prevent this, it is admitted that DJ should be replaced periodically. However, encrustation may vary with indication, with a highest risk in "stone" patients. Our target was to evaluate the actual DJ medium/long-term indwelling times and relevant encrustation rates perceived by urologists in daily practice. MéTHODES: Data were collected through an observational retrospective study...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940143/elevation-of-synaptic-protein-is-associated-with-the-antidepressant-like-effects-of-ferulic-acid-in-a-chronic-model-of-depression
#14
Ya-Min Liu, Chun-Yue Hu, Ji-Duo Shen, Su-Hui Wu, Yu-Cheng Li, Li-Tao Yi
Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid that widely presents in plant cell wall components. It has been demonstrated that ferulic acid can reverse depressive-like behaviors in both forced swimming test and tail suspension test. However, it is unclear whether chronic ferulic acid treatment can ameliorate the depressive-like behaviors in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). Because of the putative relationship between neurotrophic system and antidepressant-like activity, we also investigated the effects of chronic ferulic acid on the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), postsynaptic protein PSD95, presynaptic protein synapsin I in both prefrontal cortex and hippocampus...
February 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933412/genetic-diversity-study-on-12-x-str-loci-of-investigator%C3%A2-argus-x-str-kit-in-bangladeshi-population
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Abu Sufian, Md Ismail Hosen, Kaniz Fatema, Tania Hossain, Md Mahamud Hasan, Ashish Kumar Mazumder, Sharif Akhteruzzaman
The X-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci are of particular interest for solving complex kinship and paternity cases. Here, we report the genetic data from 209 unrelated Bangladeshi individuals (102 males and 107 females) that were genotyped using the 12 X-chromosomal STR markers included in the Investigator® Argus X-12 kit (Qiagen). The 12 X-STR markers are located in four linkage groups (linkage group I: DXS10135, DXS10148, and DXS8378; linkage group II: DXS7132, DXS10079, and DXS10074; linkage group III: DXS10103, HPRTB, and DXS10101; and linkage group IV: DXS10146, DXS10134, and DXS7423)...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906009/current-trends-and-intricacies-in-the-management-of-hiv-associated-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Narendran Gopalan, Padmapriyadarsini Chandrasekaran, Soumya Swaminathan, Srikanth Tripathy
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has undoubtedly increased the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) globally, posing a formidable global health challenge affecting 1.2 million cases. Pulmonary TB assumes utmost significance in the programmatic perspective as it is readily transmissible as well as easily diagnosable. HIV complicates every aspect of pulmonary tuberculosis from diagnosis to treatment, demanding a different approach to effectively tackle both the diseases. In order to control these converging epidemics, it is important to diagnose early, initiate appropriate therapy for both infections, prevent transmission and administer preventive therapy...
September 26, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884403/chairside-cad-cam-materials-part-2-flexural-strength-testing
#17
Michael Wendler, Renan Belli, Anselm Petschelt, Daniel Mevec, Walter Harrer, Tanja Lube, Robert Danzer, Ulrich Lohbauer
OBJECTIVE: Strength is one of the preferred parameters used in dentistry for determining clinical indication of dental restoratives. However, small dimensions of CAD/CAM blocks limit reliable measurements with standardized uniaxial bending tests. The objective of this study was to introduce the ball-on-three-ball (B3B) biaxial strength test for dental for small CAD/CAM block in the context of the size effect on strength predicted by the Weibull theory. METHODS: Eight representative chairside CAD/CAM materials ranging from polycrystalline zirconia (e...
November 21, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879623/dynamic-duos-jamaican-fruit-bats-artibeus-jamaicensis-do-not-show-prosocial-behavior-in-a-release-paradigm
#18
Eric Hoffmaster, Jennifer Vonk
Once thought to be uniquely human, prosocial behavior has been observed in a number of species, including vampire bats that engage in costly food-sharing. Another social chiropteran, Jamaican fruit bats (Artibeus jamaicensis), have been observed to engage in cooperative mate guarding, and thus might be expected to display prosocial behavior as well. However, frugivory and hematophagy diets may impose different selection pressures on prosocial preferences, given that prosocial preferences may depend upon cognitive abilities selected by different ecological constraints...
November 20, 2016: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866268/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-essential-hypertension-in-an-australian-population-using-a-dna-pooling-approach
#19
Javed Y Fowdar, Rebecca Grealy, Yi Lu, Lyn R Griffiths
Despite the success of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in detecting genetic loci involved in complex traits, few susceptibility genes have been detected for essential hypertension (EH). We aimed to use pooled DNA GWAS approach to identify and validate novel genomic loci underlying EH susceptibility in an Australian case-control population. Blood samples and questionnaires detailing medical history, blood pressure, and prescribed medications were collected for 409 hypertensives and 409 age-, sex- and ethnicity-matched normotensive controls...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834558/comprehensive-gait-analysis-of-healthy-older-adults-who-have-undergone-long-distance-walking
#20
Mustafa M O Elhadi, Christina Z Ma, Duo W C Wong, Anson H P Wan, Winson C C Lee
Many older adults do not adhere to the recommended physical activity levels. This study examines the gait changes upon long-distance walking among healthy older adults. Gait tests of 24 adults aged 65 or more were conducted at the baseline, at the end of 30 and 60 minutes of treadmill walk. Spatial temporal, kinematic and kinetic gait data were computed. Perceived level of exertion was evaluated for each subject. Ten subjects (Group B) perceived higher exertion level than the remaining fourteen subjects (Group A)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
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