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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642930/a-novel-etching-technique-for-surface-treatment-of-zirconia-ceramics-to-improve-adhesion-of-resin-based-luting-cements
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Eystein Ivar Ruyter, Nalini Vajeeston, Torbjørn Knarvang, Ketil Kvam
Objectives: Bonding of zirconia crowns and bridges to abutments is important, not only bonding of the thin resin layer to the abutment, but also bonding to the zirconia ceramic is crucial. Both mechanical and chemical adhesion are desired. Mechanical retention of dental porcelain achieved by etching with moderately concentrated hydrofluoric acid is not possible with zirconia ceramics. The purpose of this study was to show that etching is possible with relative low melting fluoride compounds such as ammonium hydrogen difluoride and potassium hydrogen difluoride...
January 2017: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642922/universal-cements-dual-activated-and-chemically-activated
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Eliane de Lima, Ricardo Santos, Márcia Durão, Armiliana Nascimento, Rodivan Braz
Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess the bond strength of universal cements cured either dually or chemically only. Methods: Three cements were assessed using different types of application: dual activated (DA) or chemically activated (CA). In total 80 dentin blocks were used, obtained through the enamel wear of the lingual and buccal surfaces of bovine incisors. Standard cone-shaped cavity preparations were created using diamond burs. Subsequently, indirect restoration blocks were designed with Filtek Z350 (3M ESPE) composite resin...
December 2016: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619082/assessing-changes-in-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-on-dengue-diagnosis-and-management-among-primary-care-physicians-after-the-largest-dengue-epidemic-in-singapore
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Junxiong Pang, Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Tun Linn Thein, Jing Jin, Yee Sin Leo
BACKGROUND: Dengue results in high morbidity and mortality globally. The knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of dengue management, including diagnosis, among primary care physicians (PCPs) are important to reduce dengue transmission and burden. However, there is a lack of understanding on the impact of dengue epidemic on dengue management. Hence, the aim of this study is to examine the changes in KAP on dengue management among PCPs before and after the largest dengue epidemic in 2013 in Singapore...
June 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606319/seroprevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-neospora-caninum-infection-in-yaks-bos-grunniens-in-china
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Qing-Feng Meng, Gui-Zhe Yao, Si-Yuan Qin, Jian Wu, Xi-Chen Zhang, Ya-Duo Bai, Wei Cong, Wei-Li Wang
The aim of the present study was to detect the seroprevalence of Neospora caninum infection in yaks in Gansu province, China. Serum samples from 974 white yaks and 610 black yaks were tested by a commercial competitive-inhibition ELISA for the detection of specific anti-N. caninum antibodies.; N. caninum antibodies were detected in 10.4% of yaks with higher prevalence in black (11.5% of 610) than white yak (8.6% of 974). Age, regions and sampling times were considered as risk factors associated with N. caninum infection...
August 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604032/gaze-behavior-to-faces-during-dyadic-interaction
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Roy S Hessels, Tim H W Cornelissen, Ignace T C Hooge, Chantal Kemner
A long-standing hypothesis is that humans have a bias for fixating the eye region in the faces of others. Most studies have tested this hypothesis with static images or videos of faces, yet recent studies suggest that the use of such "nonresponsive" stimuli might overlook an influence of social context. The present study addressed whether the bias for fixating the eye region in faces would persist in a situation that allowed for social interaction. In Experiment 1, we demonstrate a setup in which a duo could engage in social interaction while their eye movements were recorded...
June 12, 2017: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Expérimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600779/the-landscape-of-genetic-diseases-in-saudi-arabia-based-on-the-first-1000-diagnostic-panels-and-exomes
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Dorota Monies, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Moeenaldeen AlSayed, Zuhair Alhassnan, Maha Alotaibi, Husam Kayyali, Mohammed Al-Owain, Ayaz Shah, Zuhair Rahbeeni, Mohammad A Al-Muhaizea, Hamad I Alzaidan, Edward Cupler, Saeed Bohlega, Eissa Faqeih, Maha Faden, Banan Alyounes, Dyala Jaroudi, Ewa Goljan, Hadeel Elbardisy, Asma Akilan, Renad Albar, Hesham Aldhalaan, Shamshad Gulab, Aziza Chedrawi, Bandar K Al Saud, Wesam Kurdi, Nawal Makhseed, Tahani Alqasim, Heba Y El Khashab, Hamoud Al-Mousa, Amal Alhashem, Imaduddin Kanaan, Talal Algoufi, Khalid Alsaleem, Talal A Basha, Fathiya Al-Murshedi, Sameena Khan, Adila Al-Kindy, Maha Alnemer, Sami Al-Hajjar, Suad Alyamani, Hasan Aldhekri, Ali Al-Mehaidib, Rand Arnaout, Omar Dabbagh, Mohammad Shagrani, Dieter Broering, Maha Tulbah, Amal Alqassmi, Maisoon Almugbel, Mohammed AlQuaiz, Abdulaziz Alsaman, Khalid Al-Thihli, Raashda A Sulaiman, Wajeeh Al-Dekhail, Abeer Alsaegh, Fahad A Bashiri, Alya Qari, Suzan Alhomadi, Hisham Alkuraya, Mohammed Alsebayel, Muddathir H Hamad, Laszlo Szonyi, Faisal Abaalkhail, Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf, Hamad Almojalli, Khalid S Alqadi, Hussien Elsiesy, Taghreed M Shuaib, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Ibraheem Abosoudah, Hana Akleh, Abdulaziz AlGhonaium, Turki M Alkharfy, Fuad Al Mutairi, Wafa Eyaid, Abdullah Alshanbary, Farrukh R Sheikh, Fahad I Alsohaibani, Abdullah Alsonbul, Saeed Al Tala, Soher Balkhy, Randa Bassiouni, Ahmed S Alenizi, Maged H Hussein, Saeed Hassan, Mohamed Khalil, Brahim Tabarki, Saad Alshahwan, Amira Oshi, Yasser Sabr, Saad Alsaadoun, Mustafa A Salih, Sarar Mohamed, Habiba Sultana, Abdullah Tamim, Moayad El-Haj, Saif Alshahrani, Dalal K Bubshait, Majid Alfadhel, Tariq Faquih, Mohamed El-Kalioby, Shazia Subhani, Zeeshan Shah, Nabil Moghrabi, Brian F Meyer, Fowzan S Alkuraya
In this study, we report the experience of the only reference clinical next-generation sequencing lab in Saudi Arabia with the first 1000 families who span a wide-range of suspected Mendelian phenotypes. A total of 1019 tests were performed in the period of March 2016-December 2016 comprising 972 solo (index only), 14 duo (parents or affected siblings only), and 33 trio (index and parents). Multigene panels accounted for 672 tests, while whole exome sequencing (WES) represented the remaining 347 tests. Pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants that explain the clinical indications were identified in 34% (27% in panels and 43% in exomes), spanning 279 genes and including 165 novel variants...
June 9, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570875/the-impact-of-modified-nano-carbon-black-on-the-earthworm-eisenia-fetida-under-turfgrass-growing-conditions-assessment-of-survival-biomass-and-antioxidant-enzymatic-activities
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Shulan Zhao, Lu He, Yunfeng Lu, Lian Duo
Modified nano-carbon adsorbents have been employed in the immobilization of heavy metals in soil due to their good adsorption capabilities regarding metal ions. However, an assessment of their risks has not been extensively performed with soil organisms. To assess the toxic effects of three types of modified nano-carbon black (CB) on soil organisms, a laboratory test was conducted to expose the earthworm Eisenia fetida to artificial soil supplemented with 5% H2SO4-, HNO3- and KMnO4-modified nano-CB (SCB, NCB and KCB, respectively) under turfgrass growing conditions...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544495/posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-interspinous-fastener-provides-comparable-clinical-outcome-and-fusion-rate-to-pedicle-screws
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Wei-Min Huang, Xing-Ming Yu, Xiao-Duo Xu, Ruo-Xian Song, Li-Li Yu, Xiu-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical feasibility and validity of interspinous fastener (ISF) for lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: From October 2013 to March 2014, a total of 46 patients suffering from lumbar degenerative diseases underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) randomly augmented by ISF or pedicle screws. The clinical outcome was primarily measured by Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score. The minimal clinical important difference (MCID) was defined as an eight-point decrease in ODI...
May 24, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522589/identification-of-cancer-targeted-tropomyosin-inhibitors-and-their-synergy-with-microtubule-drugs
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Mark A Currier, Justine R Stehn, Ashleigh Swain, Duo Chen, Jeff Hook, Eleanor Eiffe, Andrew Heaton, David Brown, Brooke Nartker, David W Eaves, Nina Kloss, Herbert Treutlein, Jun Zeng, Irina B Alieva, Vera B Dugina, Edna C Hardeman, Peter W Gunning, Timothy P Cripe
Actin filaments, with their associated tropomyosin polymers, and microtubules are dynamic cytoskeletal systems regulating numerous cell functions. While anti-microtubule drugs are well-established, anti-actin drugs have been more elusive. We previously targeted actin in cancer cells by inhibiting the function of a tropomyosin isoform enriched in cancer cells, Tpm3.1, using a first-in-class compound, TR100. Here, we screened over 200 other anti-tropomyosin analogues for anti-cancer and on-target activity using a series of in vitro cell-based and biochemical assays...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473770/pharmacokinetic-properties-of-three-forms-of-vaginal-progesterone-administered-in-either-single-or-multiple-dose-regimen-in-healthy-post-menopausal-chinese-women
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Guolan Wu, Junchun Chen, Xingjiang Hu, Huili Zhou, Jian Liu, Duo Lv, Lihua Wu, Jianzhong Shentu
Objective: A generic vaginal progesterone gel has recently been developed in China. Little is known about its pharmacokinetic properties in Chinese subjects. The purpose of our study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of three forms of vaginal progesterone gel (test formulations at 4 and 8% strength vs. a reference formulation: Crinone 8%) in Chinese healthy post-menopausal women. Methods: This study consisted of two parts study. The part 1 study was a single-center, open-label, 3-period study. Twelve healthy post-menopausal women were to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of 45 mg vaginal progesterone gel (Test 4%) following single dose and multiple doses administered once every other day (q...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460938/idiographic-duo-trio-tests-using-a-constant-reference-based-on-preference-of-each-consumer-sample-presentation-sequence-in-difference-test-can-be-customized-for-individual-consumers-to-reduce-error
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Min-A Kim, Hye-Min Sim, Hye-Seong Lee
As reformulations and processing changes are increasingly needed in the food industry to produce healthier, more sustainable, and cost effective products while maintaining superior quality, reliable measurements of consumers' sensory perception and discrimination are becoming more critical. Consumer discrimination methods using a preferred-reference duo-trio test design have been shown to be effective in improving the discrimination performance by customizing sample presentation sequences. However, this design can add complexity to the discrimination task for some consumers, resulting in more errors in sensory discrimination...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452995/twelve-year-analysis-of-microbial-keratitis-trends-at-a-uk-tertiary-hospital
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S Z Tan, A Walkden, L Au, C Fullwood, A Hamilton, A Qamruddin, M Armstrong, A K Brahma, F Carley
PurposeTo investigate the frequencies, trends, and in vitro drug susceptibilities of the causative pathogens in microbial keratitis in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.Patients and methodsCorneal scrape results recorded by the microbiology service between 2004 and 2015 were extracted from an established database. A total of 4229 corneal scrape specimens were identified from an established database. First-line antibiotic treatment in our centre during the study period was ofloxacin and second line was cefuroxime and gentamicin...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430649/abcg2-and-ncf4-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-r-chop
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Duo Liu, Nan Wu, Haiming Sun, Mei Dong, Tianzhu Guo, Peng Chi, Guofu Li, Donglin Sun, Yan Jin
The impact of pharmacogenetics on predicting survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains unclear. We tested 337 DLBCL patients treated with rituximab-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) for 9 single nucleotide polymorphisms from 6 genes (CD20, FCGR2A, NAD(P)H, ABCC2, ABCG2 and CYP3A5). Patients who carried the NCF4 rs1883112 GG genotype showed significantly shorter progression-free survival (PFS) (P = 0.023) and event-free survival (EFS) (P < 0.001) comparing with A allele...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429187/curcumin-reverses-the-depressive-like-behavior-and-insulin-resistance-induced-by-chronic-mild-stress
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Ji-Duo Shen, Yu Wei, Yu-Jie Li, Jing-Yi Qiao, Yu-Cheng Li
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that patients with depression have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance has been identified as the key mechanism linking depression and diabetes. The present study established a rat model of depression complicated by insulin resistance using a 12-week exposure to chronic mild stress (CMS) and investigated the therapeutic effects of curcumin. Sucrose intake tests were used to evaluate depressive-like behaviors, and oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) and intraperitoneal insulin tolerance tests (IPITT) were performed to evaluate insulin sensitivity...
April 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422393/accuracy-and-response-time-of-dual-biomarker-model-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-alpha-fetoprotein-amnioquick-duo-in-comparison-to-placental-alpha-microglobulin-1-test-in-diagnosis-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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George Uchenna Eleje, Euzebus Chinonye Ezugwu, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Chukwuemeka Okwudili Ezeama, Ifeanyichukwu Uzoma Ezebialu, Nnabuike Okechukwu Ojiegbe, Chukwudi Celestine Obiora, Charles Ikechukwu Okafor, Gerald Okanandu Udigwe, Betrand Obi Nwosu, Frank O Ezugwu
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine accuracy and response time of duo of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1)/alpha-fetoprotein (Amnioquick duo+) versus placental alpha-microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) in diagnosing premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: A multicenter prospective study was conducted among women with features suggestive of PROM between 24 and 42 gestational weeks (GW). PROM was confirmed post-delivery based on presence of any two of these criteria: delivery within 48 h to 7 days, chorioamnionitis, membranes overtly ruptured at delivery, and adverse perinatal outcomes strongly correlated with prolonged PROM...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397298/micromorphological-differences-of-the-implant-abutment-junction-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-load-testing-for-three-different-titanium-abutments-on-straumann-tissue-level-implants
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N Mattheos, C Larsson, L Ma, G Fokas, V Chronopoulos, M Janda
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the micromorphological differences among three commercially available titanium abutments on Straumann implants. Furthermore, the possible impact of functional loading on the micromorphology and potential complications was investigated with the use of in vitro testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three groups of Titanium abutments (A: Straumann Variobase n = 5, B: EBI best Duo n = 5, and C: Implant Direct n = 5) were torqued on Straumann RN implants, as according to each of the manufacturer's instructions...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369081/rapid-diagnostic-tests-duo-as-alternative-to-conventional-serological-assays-for-conclusive-chagas-disease-diagnosis
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Karina E Egüez, Julio Alonso-Padilla, Carolina Terán, Zenobia Chipana, Wilson García, Faustino Torrico, Joaquim Gascon, Daniel-Franz Lozano-Beltran, María-Jesús Pinazo
Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It affects several million people, mainly in Latin America, and severe cardiac and/or digestive complications occur in ~30% of the chronically infected patients. Disease acute stage is mostly asymptomatic and infection goes undiagnosed. In the chronic phase direct parasite detection is hampered due to its concealed presence and diagnosis is achieved by serological methods, like ELISA or indirect hemagglutination assays. Agreement in at least two tests must be obtained due to parasite wide antigenic variability...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352309/asiaticoside-ameliorates-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-learning-and-memory-deficits-in-rats-by-inhibiting-mitochondrial-apoptosis-and-reducing-inflammatory-factors
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Zhuo Zhang, Xiaobin Li, Duo Li, Mao Luo, Yongjie Li, Li Song, Xian Jiang
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of asiaticoside (AS) on the pathology and associated mechanisms of β-amyloid (Aβ)-induced Alzheimer's disease (AD) in rats. An AD rat model was established by lateral intracerebroventricular injection of Aβ 1-42 oligomers. Learning and memory function were evaluated by Morris water maze (MWM) test. In addition, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), immunohistochemistry, ELISA and western blot analysis were performed to evaluate the disease pathogenesis...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350456/starch-derived-nanographene-oxide-paves-the-way-for-electrospinnable-and-bioactive-starch-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Duo Wu, Archana Samanta, Rajiv K Srivastava, Minna Hakkarainen
A straightforward process that enabled electrospinning of bioactive starch-based nanofiber scaffolds was developed by utilizing starch derived nano graphene oxide (nGO) as a property enhancer and formic acid as a solvent and esterification reagent. The reaction mechanism and process were followed by detailed spectroscopic investigation. Furthermore, the incorporation of nGO as a "green bioactive additive" endorsed starch nanofibrous scaffolds several advantageous functionalities including improved electrospinnability and thermal stability, good cytocompatibility, osteo-bioactivity, and retained biodegradability...
March 31, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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
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