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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749607/assessment-of-relationship-between-xerostomia-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Goli Chamani, Mohammad Reza Shakibi, Mohammad Reza Zarei, Maryam Rad, Adeleh Pouyafard, Ardavan Parhizkar, Mojdeh Mansoori
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between xerostomia and Oral-Health Related Quality of Life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred patients with rheumatoid arthritis were assessed using Fox and OHIP-14 questionnaires concerning xerostomia and Oral-Health Related Quality of Life respectively. The sum of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) was determined via an intra-oral exam. In addition, intergroup comparisons were evaluated using T-test, Chi-square, regression and Tukey analysis...
July 27, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749540/declining-prevalence-of-undiagnosed-hiv-in-melbourne-results-from-community-based-bio-behavioural-studies-of-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Mark Stoové, Jason Asselin, Alisa Pedrana, Toby Lea, Margaret Hellard, David Wilson, Garrett Prestage, John de Wit, Martin Holt
OBJECTIVE: To measure changes in undiagnosed HIV among gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Melbourne. METHODS: Undiagnosed HIV was compared between GBM recruited anonymously in 2008 in gay venues only and GBM anonymously or confidentially (results delivery) recruited in 2014 at gay venues and a community festival. Surveys were completed and oral fluid specimens collected for HIV testing; positive tests among GBM reporting being HIV-negative or unknown/untested were classified as undiagnosed...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749530/parents-willingness-to-invest-in-their-children-s-oral-health
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Jannetje Berendsen, Clarissa Bonifacio, Martine van Gemert-Schriks, Cor van Loveren, Erik Verrips, Denise Duijster
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate parents' Willingness to Invest (WTI) in their children's oral health in terms of money, visits to a dental practice, and brushing minutes. Objectives were to assess the association between parents' WTI and a) children's dental caries experience, b) children's oral hygiene behavior (OHB), and c) maternal education level and ethnic background. METHODS: A sample of 630 five to six-year-old-children was recruited from pediatric dental centers in the Netherlands...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748852/pretreated-glehnia-littoralis-extract-prevents-neuronal-death-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-through-increases-of-superoxide-dismutase-1-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expressions-in-the-gerbil-hippocampal-cornu-ammonis-1-area
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Joon Ha Park, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Bing-Chun Yan, Bich-Na Shin, Ji Hyeon Ahn, In Hye Kim, Jeong Hwi Cho, Jae-Chul Lee, In Koo Hwang, Jong Dai Kim, Seongkweon Hong, Young Joo Lee, Moo-Ho Won, Il Jun Kang
BACKGROUND: Glehnia littoralis, as a traditional herbal medicine to heal various health ailments in East Asia, displays various therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects. However, neuroprotective effects of G. littoralis against cerebral ischemic insults have not yet been addressed. Therefore, in this study, we first examined its neuroprotective effects in the hippocampus using a gerbil model of transient global cerebral ischemia (TGCI). METHODS: Gerbils were subjected to TGCI for 5 min...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748721/real-world-costs-and-outcomes-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-by-targeted-therapies-a-cohort-study-from-the-french-health-insurance-database
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Rana Maroun, Laetitia Fleury, Gaelle Nachbaur, Franck Maunoury, Jean-Louis Vanhille, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe treatment patterns, survival, healthcare use and costs in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in a real-world setting. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance (NHI) claims database for the Ile-de-France region to perform a retrospective cohort analysis of patients with mRCC treated by a first-line targeted therapy. Treatment naïve patients were identified combining the 10(th) revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) codes (C64 & C77-C79) and a first prescription of targeted therapies...
July 27, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747597/antimicrobial-activity-of-ethylene-vinyl-acetate-containing-bioactive-filler-against-oral-bacteria
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Kosuke Nagai, Hisanori Domon, Masataka Oda, Tomoe Shirai, Tatsuya Ohsumi, Yutaka Terao, Yoshiaki Arai
We developed an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) containing surface pre-reacted glass-ionomer (S-PRG) filler, as a new mouthguard material for preventing intraoral bacterial infection. We examined its physical properties, antimicrobial activity against a major cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans and a periodontopathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, and its cytotoxicity toward human gingival epithelial cells. S-PRG filler was added to EVA copolymer at 5, 10, 20, or 40 wt% and was processed into disc-shaped test specimens...
July 26, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747593/feeding-support-team-for-frail-disabled-or-elderly-people-during-the-early-phase-of-a-disaster
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Keisuke Maeda, Hiroshi Shamoto, Satoshi Furuya
Japan was struck by two catastrophic disasters on March 11, 2011 and on April 16, 2016. The former was the Great East Japan Earthquake (M9.0) and the latter was the Kumamoto Earthquake (M7.0). Most inhabitants in the affected areas of both disasters were forced to live in evacuation centers right after the earthquake. Poor oral hygiene, inactivity, malnourishment, appetite loss, eating problems, and swallowing problems due to lack of support for frail, disabled, or elderly evacuees occur during the early phases after a disaster...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747276/tobacco-use-predicts-a-more-difficult-episode-of-care-after-anatomic-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Daniel B Wells, Andrew M Holt, Richard A Smith, Tyler J Brolin, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: In the current health care environment, it is becoming increasingly important to recognize risks factors that may affect a patient's postoperative outcome. To determine the potential impact of tobacco as a risk factor, we evaluated postoperative pain, narcotic use, length of stay, reoperations, and complications in the global 90-day episode of care for patients undergoing anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) who were current tobacco users, former users, or nonusers. METHODS: Database search identified 163 patients with primary anatomic TSA done for glenohumeral arthritis; these were divided into 3 groups: current tobacco users (28), nonusers (88), and former users (47)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747180/self-reported-oral-and-general-health-in-relation-to-socioeconomic-position
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Magnus Hakeberg, Ulla Wide Boman
BACKGROUND: During the past two decades, several scientific publications from different countries have shown how oral health in the population varies with social determinants. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between self-reported oral and general health in relation to different measures of socioeconomic position. METHODS: Data were collected from a randomly selected sample of the adult population in Sweden (n = 3500, mean age 53.4 years, 53...
July 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747157/oral-health-literacy-and-oral-health-outcomes-in-an-adult-population-in-brazil
#10
Marília Jesus Batista, Herenia Procopio Lawrence, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between critical and communicative oral health literacy (OHL) and oral health outcomes (status, oral health-related quality of life and practices) in adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined a household probability sample of 248 adults, representing 149,635 residents (20-64 years old) in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil. Clinical oral health and socioeconomic and demographic data, as well as data on oral health-related quality of life (OHIP-14) and health practices were collected...
July 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747024/clinical-profile-and-outcomes-in-octogenarians-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-community-based-study-in-a-specific-european-health-care-area
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Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Estrella López-Pardo, Alberto Cordero, Omar Kredieh, María Pereira-Vazquez, Jose-Luis Martínez-Sande, Alvaro Martínez-Gomez, Carlos Peña-Gil, José Novo-Platas, Javier García-Seara, Pilar Mazón, Ricardo Laje, Isabel Moscoso, Alfonso Varela-Román, Jose María García-Acuña, José Ramón González-Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Age increases risk of stroke and bleeding. Clinical trial data have had relatively low proportions of elderly subjects. We sought to study a Spanish population of octogenarians with atrial fibrillation (AF) by combining different sources of electronic clinical records from an area where all medical centres utilized electronic health record systems. METHODS: Data was derived from the Galician Healthcare Service information system. RESULTS: From 383,000 subjects, AF was coded in 7990 (2...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746662/age-at-first-childbirth-and-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-among-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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James Yarmolinsky, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Maria de Fátima Sander Diniz, Dora Chor, Maria Inês Schmidt
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that earlier age at first childbirth may increase the risk of adult-onset diabetes among postmenopausal women, a novel finding with important public health implications. To date, however, no known studies have attempted to replicate this finding. We aimed to test the hypothesis that age at first childbirth is associated with the risk of adult-onset diabetes among postmenopausal women. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional analysis using baseline data from 2919 middle-aged and elderly postmenopausal women in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746658/relationship-between-periodontal-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-young-and-middle-aged-brazilians-cross-sectional-study
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Alessandra Carvalho Goulart, Favius Armani, Astrid Marie Arap, Thais Nejm, Juliana Barros Andrade, Henry Bittar Bufarah, Danielli Haddad Syllos Dezen
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested in the literature that periodontal disease (PD) is associated with cardiovascular risk. The objective of this study was to appraise the relationship between periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) and traditional cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and metabolic syndrome) among young and middle-aged adults attended at a health promotion and check-up center in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study at the Health Promotion and Check-up Center of Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746465/orofacial-characteristics-of-functionally-independent-elders
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Danielle Nunes Moura Silva, Erica de Araújo Brandão Couto, Helena Maria Gonçalves Becker, Maria Aparecida Camargos Bicalho
Purpose: to understand the main orofacial characteristics of functionally independent elderly individuals and to investigate their association with age, gender, socioeconomic level, and dental status. Methods: an observational, cross-sectional, and analytical study was carried out with a non-probabilistic sample. Inclusion criteria: minimum age of 60 years, individual in good health conditions according to a pre-established protocol published by the health care service...
July 20, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746320/c-reactive-protein-in-periodontitis-and-its-comparison-with-body-mass-index-and-smoking-behaviour
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S Gupta, S Pradhan, S Kc, S Shakya, M Giri
INTRODUCTION: Chronic periodontitis is an infectious disease resulting in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, progressive attachment loss, and bone loss. In addition to declining oral health, there is always low grade infection present in periodontitis. Studies show increased levels of systemic biomarkers in periodontal disease such as CRP, which is considered a key-marker of CVD. Research has also shown positive association between BMI and smoking with periodontitis and CRP...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746260/perinatal-hiv-infection-and-exposure-and-their-association-with-dental-caries-in-nigerian-children
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Modupe Coker, Samer El-Kamary, Cyril Enwonwu, William Blattner, Patricia Langenberg, Emmanuel Mongodin, Paul Akhigbe, Ozo Obuekwe, Austin Omoigberale, Manhattan Charurat
BACKGROUND: Although HIV infection is associated with well-known oral pathologies, there remains a dearth of comparative studies aimed at determining the association between HIV infection/exposure and early childhood caries. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a convenience sample of 3 groups of children receiving care at a tertiary care hospital in Nigeria. The groups include HIV infected (HI); HIV exposed but uninfected (HEU); and HIV unexposed and uninfected (HUU) children aged 6 through 72 months...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746259/variations-in-antibiotic-and-azithromycin-prescribing-for-children-by-geography-and-specialty-united-states-2013
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Katherine E Fleming-Dutra, Alicia Demirjian, Monina Bartoces, Rebecca M Roberts, Thomas H Taylor, Lauri A Hicks
BACKGROUND: Using antibiotics appropriately is critical to slow spread of antibiotic resistance, a major public health problem. Children, especially young children, receive more antibiotics than other age groups. Our objective was to describe antibiotic use in children in the United States (US) and use of azithromycin, which is recommended infrequently for pediatric conditions. METHODS: We used QuintilesIMS Xponent 2013 data to calculate the number and rate of oral antibiotic prescriptions for children by age (0-2, 3-9 and 10-19 years) and agent...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746179/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-dl-3n-butylphthalide-on-progressive-cerebral-infarction-a-randomized-controlled-strobe-study
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Chenhao Zhang, Shuqin Zhao, Yanjing Zang, Fang Gu, Shufang Mao, Shanshan Feng, Lei Hu, Chunliang Zhang
Progressive cerebral infarction (PCI) is associated with high rates of mortality and disability. Many studies have shown that Dl-3n-butylphthalide (NBP) is effective against acute ischemic stroke. The administration of NBP can result in an increased number of capillaries in the ischemic region, promote the establishment of collateral circulation, protect the mitochondria, and narrow the infarction area, among other effects. In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of NBP for the treatment of PCI...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745803/measuring-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-the-use-of-dental-care-services-among-older-adults-in-brazil
#19
Fabíola Bof de Andrade, Flávia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Kenya Noronha
OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives are to assess socioeconomic inequality in the use of dental care among older Brazilian adults and to analyse the extent to which certain determinants contribute to that inequality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using data from the National Oral Health Survey conducted in 2010. All individuals answered a structured questionnaire containing questions on their use of dental care and socioeconomic conditions and underwent a clinical oral examination by a dentist...
July 26, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745394/opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Andrew L Gray, Elliot Krane, Navil Sethna, Miranda Al van Tilburg, Boris Zernikow, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol as priority areas) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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