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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336506/influence-of-culture-change-on-the-perception-of-fear-and-anxiety-pathways-in-endodontics-a-pilot-proof-of-concept-study
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Ava Elizabeth Carter, Emad AlShwaimi, Mark Boschen, Geoffery Carter, Roy George
This study assessed the influence of cultural changes (known as acculturation) on pathways of fear and anxiety in Endodontics. A purposive sampling technique identified patients of Saudi Arabian descent living in Australia and Saudi Arabia. Only patients with root canal fillings (or treatment planned for endodontic treatment) were included. Patients with intellectual disabilities, surgical root therapy, and aged under 20 were excluded. Consenting patients attending the dental clinics of University of Griffith University, Australia and University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia completed the "My Endodontic Fear Questionnaire...
January 16, 2018: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317419/cohort-profile-effect-of-malaria-in-early-pregnancy-on-fetal-growth-in-benin-recipal-preconceptional-cohort
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Manfred Accrombessi, Emmanuel Yovo, Gilles Cottrell, Gino Agbota, Agnès Gartner, Yves Martin-Prevel, Nadia Fanou-Fogny, Diane Djossinou, Jennifer Zeitlin, Nicaise Tuikue-Ndam, Florence Bodeau-Livinec, Sandrine Houzé, Nicola Jackson, Paul Ayemonna, Achille Massougbodji, Michel Cot, Nadine Fievet, Valérie Briand
PURPOSE: REtard de Croissance Intra-uterin et PALudisme (RECIPAL) is an original preconceptional cohort designed to assess the consequences of malaria during the first trimester of pregnancy, which is a poorly investigated period in Africa and during which malaria may be detrimental to the fetus. PARTICIPANTS: For this purpose, a total of 1214 women of reproductive age living in Sô-Ava and Akassato districts (south Benin) were followed up monthly from June 2014 to December 2016 until 411 of them became pregnant...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316300/asthma-onset-pattern-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-chronic-rhinosinusitis-population
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Christopher Jones, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Kevin C Welch, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie Grammer, Alcina K Lidder, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is strongly associated with comorbid asthma. This study compares early-onset and late-onset asthma in a CRS population using patient-reported and clinical characteristics. METHODS: At enrollment into a clinical registry, CRS patients completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), Asthma Control Test (ACT), mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (miniAQLQ), the 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29), and medication use questionnaires...
January 5, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305570/neurotrophic-factors-hold-promise-for-the-future-of-parkinson-s-disease-treatment-is-there-a-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
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Ava Nasrolahi, Javad Mahmoudi, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Mohammad Karimipour, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Roya Salehi, Mehdi Farhoudi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by a spectrum of clinicopathologic signs and a complex etiology. PD results from the degeneration of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons in the substantia nigra. Current therapies for PD are only able to alleviate symptoms without stopping disease progression. In addition, the available therapeutic strategies do not have long-lasting effects. Furthermore, these therapies cause different ranges of adverse side effects...
January 6, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303836/integrating-quantitative-pupillometry-into-regular-care-in-a-neurotrauma-intensive-care-unit
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Maighdlin Anderson, Jonathan Elmer, Lori Shutter, Ava Puccio, Sheila Alexander
In the setting of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI), an abnormal pupil assessment may suggest a worsening intracranial lesion. Early detection of pupillary changes may expedite emergent care to improve outcomes. Automated, handheld pupillometers have been commercially available for 20 years, and several studies suggest that their use may facilitate early recognition of worsening injury and intracranial hypertension. The use of pupillometry as a bedside tool in the routine care of patients with severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8) has not been described...
February 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279525/planimetry-of-the-orifice-area-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-using-phase-contrast-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hajime Abe, Nobuo Iguchi, Yuko Utanohara, Kaori Takada, Yasuki Hen, Haruhiko Machida, Norihiko Takeda, Tetsuya Sumiyoshi
Manual planimetry is a well-established method using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to assess the severity of aortic stenosis (AS). TEE, however, is a less than optimal approach in patients with calcified valves. Even when using cine-cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), it is often difficult to evaluate the true border of the aortic orifice because of jet turbulence. With phase-contrast sequences of CMR, high flow signals at the aortic orifice can be clearly visualized, even in cases with severe calcification and jet turbulence...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274295/the-role-of-cognitive-bias-in-relation-to-persistent-distress-among-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer
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Wendy W T Lam, Danielle Ng, Sarah Wong, Tatia M C Lee, Ava Kwong, Richard Fielding
OBJECTIVE: To examine if bias in attention to and interpretation of cancer-related stimuli differentiates women with persistent psychological distress from those with low/transient distress following breast cancer. METHODS: 140 women classified in a prior longitudinal study as having low(n=73) or persistent high(n=67) distress completed two modified dot-probe tasks assessing attention bias and an ambiguous cues task assessing interpretation bias towards cancer-related vs...
December 23, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262353/loss-of-the-dna-damage-repair-kinase-atm-impairs-inflammasome-dependent-anti-bacterial-innate-immunity
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Saskia F Erttmann, Anetta Härtlova, Marta Sloniecka, Faizal A M Raffi, Ava Hosseinzadeh, Tomas Edgren, Reza Rofougaran, Ulrike Resch, Maria Fällman, Torben Ek, Nelson O Gekara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251591/free-living-human-cells-reconfigure-their-chromosomes-in-the-evolution-back-to-uni-cellularity
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Jin Xu, Xinxin Peng, Yuxin Chen, Yuezheng Zhang, Qin Ma, Liang Liang, Ava C Carter, Xuemei Lu, Chung-I Wu
Cells of multi-cellular organisms evolve toward uni-cellularity in the form of cancer and, if humans intervene, continue to evolve in cell culture. During this process, gene dosage relationships may evolve in novel ways to cope with the new environment and may regress back to the ancestral uni-cellular state. In this context, the evolution of sex chromosomes vis-a-vis autosomes is of particular interest. Here, we report the chromosomal evolution in ~ 600 cancer cell lines. Many of them jettisoned either Y or the inactive X; thus, free-living male and female cells converge by becoming 'de-sexualized'...
December 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244069/impact-of-comprehensive-minimally-invasive-multimodal-aesthetic-treatment-on-satisfaction-with-facial-appearance-the-harmony-study
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Susan H Weinkle, W Philip Werschler, Craig F Teller, Jonathan M Sykes, Ava Shamban, Alexander Rivkin, Vic A Narurkar, Michael S Kaminer, Steven Dayan, Joel L Cohen, Conor J Gallagher
Background: Individuals seeking aesthetic treatment have concerns regarding multiple facial areas. Objectives: Assess the aesthetic impact and satisfaction achieved with a multimodal approach to aesthetic treatment using a combination of minimally invasive treatments. Methods: Prospective, multicenter, rater-blinded, 4-month HARMONY study evaluated patient satisfaction and aesthetic impact of a combination of fillers (VYC-20L, HYC-24L, and HYC-24L+), onabotulinumtoxinA, and bimatoprost...
December 13, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238342/breastfeeding-behaviors-and-the-innate-immune-system-of-human-milk-working-together-to-protect-infants-against-inflammation-hiv-1-and-other-infections
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Bethany M Henrick, Xiao-Dan Yao, Laila Nasser, Ava Roozrogousheh, Kenneth L Rosenthal
The majority of infants' breastfeeding from their HIV-infected mothers do not acquire HIV-1 infection despite exposure to cell-free virus and cell-associated virus in HIV-infected breast milk. Paradoxically, exclusive breastfeeding regardless of the HIV status of the mother has led to a significant decrease in mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) compared with non-exclusive breastfeeding. Although it remains unclear how these HIV-exposed infants remain uninfected despite repeated and prolonged exposure to HIV-1, the low rate of transmission is suggestive of a multitude of protective, short-lived bioactive innate immune factors in breast milk...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223444/association-of-vedolizumab-level-anti-drug-antibodies-and-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7-occupancy-with-response-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Bella Ungar, Uri Kopylov, Miri Yavzori, Ella Fudim, Orit Picard, Adi Lahat, Daniel Coscas, Matti Waterman, Ola Haj-Natour, Noam Orbach-Zingboim, Ren Mao, Minhu Chen, Yehuda Chowers, Rami Eliakim, Shomron Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There are few data available on the real-life pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics features of vedolizumab, a monoclonal antibody against integrin α4β7. We performed a prospective study of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) treated with vedolizumab to determine serum drug concentrations, formation of anti-vedolizumab antibodies (AVAs), and integrin α4β7 saturation. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 106 patients with IBD (67 with Crohn's disease and 39 with ulcerative colitis) treated with vedolizumab from September 2014 through March 2017 at 2 tertiary medical centers in Israel...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222719/longevity-of-visual-improvements-following-transcorneal-electrical-stimulation-and-efficacy-of-retreatment-in-three-individuals-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Ava K Bittner, Kenneth Seger
PURPOSE: A small-scale randomized controlled trial conducted by our group found that four of seven retinitis pigmentosa (RP) subjects who received six weekly Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation (TES) sessions developed significant improvements in visual acuity (VA), quick contrast sensitivity function (qCSF), and/or Goldmann visual fields (GVF). We longitudinally monitored three of these participants for declining visual function due to natural RP progression to determine the duration of their responses and administered retreatments...
December 8, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222625/using-patient-feedback-to-optimize-the-design-of-a-certolizumab-pegol-electromechanical-self-injection-device-insights-from-human-factors-studies
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Barbara Domańska, Oliver Stumpp, Steven Poon, Serkan Oray, Irina Mountian, Clovis Pichon
INTRODUCTION: We incorporated patient feedback from human factors studies (HFS) in the patient-centric design and validation of ava®, an electromechanical device (e-Device) for self-injecting the anti-tumor necrosis factor certolizumab pegol (CZP). METHODS: Healthcare professionals, caregivers, healthy volunteers, and patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or Crohn's disease participated in 11 formative HFS to optimize the e-Device design through intended user feedback; nine studies involved simulated injections...
December 8, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220033/challenges-and-recommendations-for-epigenomics-in-precision-health
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Ava C Carter, Howard Y Chang, George Church, Ashley Dombkowski, Joseph R Ecker, Elad Gil, Paul G Giresi, Henry Greely, William J Greenleaf, Nir Hacohen, Chuan He, David Hill, Justin Ko, Isaac Kohane, Anshul Kundaje, Megan Palmer, Michael P Snyder, Joyce Tung, Alexander Urban, Marc Vidal, Wing Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211493/department-of-defense-birth-and-infant-health-registry-select-reproductive-health-outcomes-2003-2014
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Anna T Bukowinski, Ava Marie S Conlin, Gia R Gumbs, Zeina G Khodr, Richard N Chang, Dennis J Faix
Established following a 1998 directive, the Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry (Registry) team conducts surveillance of select reproductive health outcomes among military families. Data are compiled from the Military Health System Data Repository and Defense Manpower Data Center to define the Registry cohort and outcomes of interest. Outcomes are defined using ICD-9/ICD-10 and Current Procedural Terminology codes, and include: pregnancy outcomes (e.g., live births, losses), birth defects, preterm births, and male:female infant sex ratio...
November 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207363/improvement-in-aortic-valve-area-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-through-use-of-a-new-hourglass-shaped-valvuloplasty-balloon
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Elizabeth Goldenberg, Wesley Pedersen, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Michael Mooney, Mario Gössl, Anil Poulose, Bilal Murad, James Kolbeck, Paul Sorajja
OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to assess the effect of hourglass-shaped V8 and TAV8 balloons (InterValve, Inc) on aortic valve area (AVA) and other outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). BAV has re-emerged with transcatheter therapy. Cylindrical balloons have been the device of choice despite limitations. The hourglass-shaped balloons, with shorter, broader segments separated by a narrowed waist, permit enhanced fixation and better leaflet opening without annular or sinotubular compromise...
December 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206914/simultaneous-determination-of-vinpocetine-and-its-major-active-metabolite-apovincaminic-acid-in-rats-by-uplc-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-the-brain-tissue-distribution-study
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Manman Wang, Lijuan Wang, Jinghan Sun, Lili Zhang, Longshan Zhao, Zhili Xiong
A specific, rapid and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for simultaneous determination of vinpocetine (VP) and its active metabolite, apovincaminic acid (AVA) in rat brain regions, such as hypothalamus, striatum, cortex, cerebellum and hippocampus. Phenacetin was used as internal standard (IS). Brain tissue samples were precipitated protein by using 500 μL methanol. The separation was achieved on a Waters ACQUITY UPLC BEH C18 column (100 mm × 2...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204160/does-supplemental-external-beam-radiation-therapy-impact-urinary-bowel-and-erectile-function-following-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-results-of-two-prospective-randomized-trials
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Gregory S Merrick, Ava Tennant, Kent E Wallner, Robert Galbreath, Wayne M Butler, Ryan Fiano, Edward Adamovich
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of supplemental external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) prior to permanent prostate brachytherapy on long term urinary, bowel, and erectile function. Material and methods: Patient administered urinary, bowel, and erectile quality of life (QoL) instrument were obtained prior to treatment and following brachytherapy. The study population was comprised of the 457 patients who were alive as of June 2016, had been randomized to two markedly different supplemental EBRT dose regimens and a third arm without supplemental EBRT, and had completed the June 2016 QoL survey...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185814/pupil-dilation-may-affect-retinal-vessel-caliber-measures
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Jie Jin Wang, Yuan Shi, Jing Xie, Ava G Tan, Lauren Ab Hogdson, Sharon Lee, Meredith Wickens, Victoria F Cosatto, Kristina Kairaitis, Richard Lindley, Lyndell L Lim, Paul Mitchell, John R Wheatley, Terence C Amis
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of pupil dilation on measures of retinal vessel caliber. DESIGN: Observational study with self-comparisons Methods: Retinal photographs were taken for both eyes of 25 subjects before and after pupil dilation. Three photographic graders, masked to pupil dilation status, measured the same set of images using a computer-assisted, semi-automatic method. We compared means (standard deviations) of retinal arteriolar caliber equivalent (CRAE) and retinal venular caliber equivalent (CRVE) of the same eyes between pre- and post-dilation images...
November 29, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
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