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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351715/the-impact-of-migration-background-on-the-health-outcomes-of-preschool-children-linking-a-cross-sectional-survey-to-the-school-entrance-health-examination-database-in-bavaria-germany
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Thu Giang Le Thi, Annette Heißenhuber, Thomas Schneider, Rebekka Schulz, Caroline Eva Wella Herr, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel, Gabriele Hölscher
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the impact of migration background on the health outcomes of preschool children from families of various social status levels. METHODS: During the school entrance health examination (Schuleingangsuntersuchung (SEU)) from October 2012 to August 2013, the parents of 5052 preschool children (62% response rate) participated in a cross-sectional health survey within the framework of health-monitoring units (Gesundheits-Monitoring-Einheiten (GME)) in Bavaria, Germany...
January 19, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351690/the-transcondylar-approach-to-access-symptomatic-arachnoid-cysts-of-the-hypoglossal-canal
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Christina Bal, Marian Christoph Neidert, Oliver Bozinov
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: A direct transcondylar approach to treat symptomatic arachnoid cysts of the hypoglossal canal has not yet been described in the literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Here, we present a skull base approach in 2 female patients (68 and 38 yr) with progressive dysphagia, dysarthria, half-sided weakness, and atrophy of the tongue due to an arachnoid cyst of the hypoglossal canal. After patient informed consent, both patients were successfully operated on without complications using a transcondylar approach, and their symptoms improved 3 mo after surgery; in both patients, resection of the cyst was confirmed using magnetic resonance imaging...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351037/lingual-pressure-during-dingman-assisted-cleft-palate-repair-an-investigatory-case-series
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Rami D Sherif, Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: A variety of palatoplasty techniques are used for cleft palate repair, almost all involving a device called the Dingman-Grabb mouth gag ("Dingman") to push the tongue and cheeks out of the way of the operating field. There have been numerous case reports of complications hypothesized to be due to the gag, such as lingual edema and airway obstruction. The purpose of this study is to introduce a technique for monitoring lingual pressure during Dingman-assisted palatoplasty and present preliminary data from a small series...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350087/segmentation-of-tongue-shapes-during-vowel-production-in-magnetic-resonance-images-based-on-statistical-modelling
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Jessica C Delmoral, Sandra M Rua Ventura, João Manuel Rs Tavares
Quantification of the anatomic and functional aspects of the tongue is pertinent to analyse the mechanisms involved in speech production. Speech requires dynamic and complex articulation of the vocal tract organs, and the tongue is one of the main articulators during speech production. Magnetic resonance imaging has been widely used in speech-related studies. Moreover, the segmentation of such images of speech organs is required to extract reliable statistical data. However, standard solutions to analyse a large set of articulatory images have not yet been established...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349909/a-literature-review-and-hypothesis-for-the-etiologies-of-cervical-and-root-caries
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John O Grippo, Thomas A Coleman, Antonello Maria Messina, Daniel S Oh
The presence of endogenous acids from bacteria acting on a suitable substrate combined with sources of exogenous biocorrosives such as exogenous acids and proteolytic enzymes in areas of stress concentration are hypothesized to lead to the development and progression of cervical and root caries (RC). Quantifying the effects of each of the mechanisms (stress and biocorrosion) is a daunting task to investigate since so many factors are involved at various times in the etiology of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs), cervical caries (CC), and RC...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349680/ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-airway-in-the-ed-a-feasibility-study
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Elizabeth A Hall, Ibrahim Showaihi, Frances S Shofer, Nova L Panebianco, Anthony J Dean
BACKGROUND: Recognition of the difficult airway is a critical element of emergency practice. Mallampati score and body mass index (BMI) are not always predictive and they may be unavailable in critically ill patients. Ultrasonography provides high-resolution images that are rapidly obtainable, mobile, and non-invasive. Studies have shown correlation of ultrasound measurements with difficult laryngoscopy; however, none have been performed in the Emergency Department (ED) using a consistent scanning protocol...
January 18, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349384/acute-hemifacial-ischemia-as-a-late-complication-of-carotid-stenting
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Maurizio Domanin, Maurizio Isalberti, Silvia Romagnoli, Antonio Rolli, Simona Sommaruga
Concerns about carotid artery stenting (CAS) center primarily on procedural complications like acute occlusion, stroke, and long-term intrastent restenosis. External carotid artery (ECA) thrombosis is observed during CAS follow-up, but it often remains asymptomatic or, at worst, results in jaw claudication. We report here a case of late occlusion of the ECA after CAS with symptoms of acute homolateral facial ischemia as well as pain, cyanosis, tongue numbness, and skin coldness. The patient was submitted to local thrombolysis and balloon angioplasty with regression of symptoms after recanalization...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348723/metabolite-profiling-of-fermented-ginseng-extracts-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Seong-Eun Park, Seung-Ho Seo, Kyoung In Lee, Chang-Su Na, Hong-Seok Son
Background: Ginseng contains many small metabolites such as amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and ginsenosides. However, little is known about the relationships between microorganisms and metabolites during the entire ginseng fermentation process. We investigated metabolic changes during ginseng fermentation according to the inoculation of food-compatible microorganisms. Methods: Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) datasets coupled with the multivariate statistical method for the purpose of latent-information extraction and sample classification were used for the evaluation of ginseng fermentation...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348395/nkila-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-suppresses-tumor-metastasis
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Shun Ke, Rui-Chao Li, Fan-Kai Meng, Ming-Hao Fang
The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) NKILA (nuclear transcription factor NF-κB interacting lncRNA) functions as a suppressor in human breast cancer and tongue cancer. However, the clinical significance and biological roles of NKILA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remain unknown. In this study, we showed that NKILA was downregulated in ESCC tissues and cancer cells compared with their normal counterparts. Low NKILA expression correlated with large tumor size and advanced TNM stage, and predicted poor overall and disease-free survival of ESCC patients...
January 17, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347971/detection-and-dissemination-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-experimentally-infected-calves-a-single-test-does-not-tell-the-whole-story
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Alison Burrells, Alessandra Taroda, Marieke Opsteegh, Gereon Schares, Julio Benavides, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Paul M Bartley, Francesca Chianini, Isabella Villena, Joke van der Giessen, Elisabeth A Innes, Frank Katzer
BACKGROUND: Although the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in bovine tissues is rare, beef might be an important source of human infection. The use of molecular techniques, such as magnetic capture qPCR (MC-qPCR), in combination with the gold standard method for isolating the parasite (mouse bioassay), may increase the sensitivity of T. gondii detection in infected cattle. The risk of transmission of the parasite to humans from undercooked/raw beef is not fully known and further knowledge about the predilection sites of T...
January 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345578/searching-for-new-targets-and-treatments-in-the-battle-against-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-with-specific-focus-on-tumours-of-the-tongue
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Nicola Sgaramella, Xiaolian Gu, Linda Boldrup, Philip J Coates, Robin Fahraeus, Luigi Califano, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Giuseppe Colella, Lena Norberg Spaak, Adrian Strom, Torben Wilms, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Mario Santagata, Lotta Loljung, Riccardo Rossiello, Karin Danielsson, Klas Strindlund, Sandra Lillqvist, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, SCCHN, is a heterogeneous group of tumours not only concerning site of origin but also regarding aetiology. The 5-year survival for the whole group of SCCHN tumours has not significantly improved over the last 20-25 years. Apart from tumour spread to lymph nodes, N status, gains and losses of specific chromosomes are the only factors shown to be independent prognostic markers for these tumours. Worldwide an increasing number of people ? 40 years are seen being affected by tongue SCC, the most common tumour within the SCCHN group...
January 16, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344172/potential-factors-influencing-the-development-of-oral-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-young-mature-patients-lingual-position-of-the-mandibular-second-molar-and-narrow-tongue-space
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Yusoon Kim, Kohei Okuyama, Yasuyuki Michi, Yoshio Ohyama, Narikazu Uzawa, Satoshi Yamaguchi
The lingual position of the mandibular second molar and narrow tongue space are associated with oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) development in young mature patients. The present study aimed to assess the role of the mandibular second molar position and tongue space in young mature patients with OTSCC. The medical records of 21 patients with OTSCC aged <50 years, who had an intact mandibular second molar and had undergone computed tomography (CT) imaging between April 2009 and December 2015 at the Section of Maxillofacial Surgery in Tokyo Medical and Dental University, were retrospectively examined...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344135/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tca8113-cells
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Jun Wang, Lifeng Li, Lina Gao, Chao Guan, Kexin Su, Linlin Li, Wenping Luo, Hongying Chen, Ping Ji
Previous studies have demonstrated that cancer cells with increased levels of aldehyde dehydrogenase 'bright' activity (ALDHbr) exhibit stem cell properties compared with cells exhibiting decreased ALDH activity (ALDHlow). To screen possible biomarkers of cancer stem cells in tongue squamous cell carcinoma, ALDHbr and ALDHlow cells were isolated from the tongue squamous cell carcinoma TCA8113 cell line, and suppression subtractive hybridization was performed to identify differentially expressed genes in the two subpopulations...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343999/targeted-treatment-with-radio-frequency-ablation-for-lingual-tonsil
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Suvi Renkonen, Antti A Mäkitie, Leif Bäck
Objectives: Benign enlargement of the lingual tonsils due to various causes may cause symptoms that warrant treatment. Conventional lingual tonsillectomy remains a challenging procedure, and there is no established standard procedure. We aimed to review the patients receiving different methods of lingual tonsil surgery for various indications at our institute. Methods: Retrospective clinical data on all patients with an ablative operation of the tongue base during the 8-year period between 2007 and 2014 at the Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, were reviewed...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343497/most-medical-practices-are-not-parachutes-a-citation-analysis-of-practices-felt-by-biomedical-authors-to-be-analogous-to-parachutes
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Michael J Hayes, Victoria Kaestner, Sham Mailankody, Vinay Prasad
BACKGROUND: In a 2003 paper in BMJ, the authors made the tongue-in-cheek observation that there are no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of parachutes. This paper has been widely read, cited and used to argue that RCTs are impractical or unnecessary for some medical practices. We performed a study to identify and evaluate claims that a medical practice is akin to a parachute. METHODS: Using Google Scholar, we identified all citations to the 2003 paper. We searched for claims that a specific practice was akin to a parachute...
January 15, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342848/a-voltammetric-electronic-tongue-for-the-resolution-of-ternary-nitrophenol-mixtures
#16
Andreu González-Calabuig, Xavier Cetó, Manel Del Valle
This work reports the applicability of a voltammetric sensor array able to quantify the content of 2,4-dinitrophenol, 4-nitrophenol, and picric acid in artificial samples using the electronic tongue (ET) principles. The ET is based on cyclic voltammetry signals, obtained from an array of metal disk electrodes and a graphite epoxy composite electrode, compressed using discrete wavelet transform with chemometric tools such as artificial neural networks (ANNs). ANNs were employed to build the quantitative prediction model...
January 13, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342420/-use-of-bronchial-blocker-in-emergent-thoracotomy-in-presence-of-upper-airway-hemorrhage-and-cervical-spine-fracture-a-difficult-decision
#17
Carlos Almeida, Maria João Freitas, Diogo Brandão, José Pedro Assunção
Female, 85 y.o., weighting 60kg, multiple trauma patient. After an initial laparotomy, an emergent thoracotomy was performed using a bronchial blocker for lung isolation (initial active suction was applied). During surgery, bronchial cuff was deflated, causing a self-limited tracheal blood flooding. A second lung isolation was attempted but it was not as effective as initially. Probably, a lung collapse with the same bronchial blocker was impaired in the second attempt because of the obstruction of bronchial blocker lumen by intraoperative endobronchial hemorrhage...
January 13, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340401/a-nanopaper-based-artificial-tongue-a-ratiometric-fluorescent-sensor-array-on-bacterial-nanocellulose-for-chemical-discrimination-applications
#18
Samira Abbasi-Moayed, Hamed Golmohammadi, M Reza Hormozi-Nezhad
In the present study, a ratiometric fluorescent sensor array as an artificial tongue has been developed on a nanopaper platform for chemical discrimination applications. The bacterial cellulose (BC) nanopaper was utilized for the first time as a novel, flexible, and transparent substrate in the optical sensor arrays for developing high-performance artificial tongues. To fabricate this platform, the hydrophobic walls on the BC nanopaper substrates were successfully created using a laser printing technology. In addition, we have used the interesting photoluminescence (PL) properties of an immobilized ratiometric probe (carbon dot-Rhodamine B (CD-RhB) nanohybrids) on the nanopaper platform to improve the visual discrimination analysis...
January 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340090/high-glucose-enhances-the-metastatic-potential-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-the-pkm2-pathway
#19
Wei Wang, Qianting He, Wangxiang Yan, Jingjing Sun, Zujian Chen, Zhonghua Liu, Zhiyuan Lu, Jinsong Hou, Yisen Shao, Xiaofeng Zhou, Anxun Wang
Previous evidence has indicated an increased cancer risk in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between DM (high glucose) and tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) and how high glucose mediated the metastatic potential of TSCC. The relationship between DM and TSCC was assessed in a retrospective study. The role and its mechanism of high glucose on the proliferation, metastatic potential of TSCC were investigated in vitro and in vivo. The prevalence rate of DM in patients with TSCC was 12...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338941/epiglottoplasty-technique-in-endoscopic-partial-laryngectomy
#20
M Moulin, C A Righini, P F Castellanos, I Atallah
The main advantage of endoscopic laser surgery for laryngeal cancer is to allow tumour resection, while limiting functional sequelae, thereby improving the postoperative course. In this type of surgery, the epiglottis is often partially resected, leaving a raw zone without any reconstruction. The surgical technique described here involves endoscopic reconstruction of the epiglottis after partial resection. The sectioned edge of the epiglottis is sutured to the base of the tongue to create a neoepiglottis and to reconstruct the vallecula, thus resembling preoperative anatomy, allowing improvement of postoperative swallowing...
January 12, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
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