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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334435/comparative-antiplaque-effect-of-two-antimicrobial-dentifrices-laboratory-and-clinical-evaluations
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Lynn R Friesen, C R Goyal, Jimmy G Qaqish, Tao He, Rachelle Eusebio, Marianne Zsiska, Teresa Farmer, Eva Schneiderman
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of a stannous fluoride dentifrice versus a triclosan-containing dentifrice on the reduction of plaque using in vitro and clinical models. METHODS: Both investigations evaluated a novel 0.454% stabilized stannous fluoride dentifrice (Crest® Pro-Health™ smooth formula) versus a sodium fluoride/triclosan positive control dentifrice (Colgate® Total®). The in vitro evaluation utilized the Plaque Glycolysis and Regrowth Model (PGRM), wherein the metabolic effects (acid production/glycolysis inhibition) of the dentifrices were assessed on plaque biofilms grown on glass rods after three days growth and a single dentifrice treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334250/estimation-of-a-latent-variable-regression-growth-curve-model-for-individuals-cross-classified-by-clusters
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Audrey J Leroux, S Natasha Beretvas
The cross-classified multiple membership latent variable regression (CCMM-LVR) model is a recent extension to the three-level latent variable regression (HM3-LVR) model which can be utilized for longitudinal data that contains individuals who changed clusters over time (for instance, student mobility across schools). The HM3-LVR model can include the initial status on growth effect as varying across those clusters and allows testing of more flexible hypotheses about the influence of initial status on growth and of factors that might impact that relationship, but only in the presence of pure clustering of participants within higher-level units...
January 15, 2018: Multivariate Behavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334178/factors-associated-with-perceived-accuracy-of-the-undetectable%C3%A2-%C3%A2-untransmittable-slogan-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-implications-for-messaging-scale-up-and-implementation
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H Jonathon Rendina, Jeffrey T Parsons
INTRODUCTION: Recent research has shown high efficacy of HIV treatment for reducing the risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners. As the efficacy of treatment as prevention (TasP) has proliferated, a new messaging campaign, Undetectable = Untransmittable, has been gaining popularity. The purpose of this paper was to assess factors associated with the perceived accuracy of this TasP messaging strategy among a large and diverse sample of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in order to inform subsequent efforts at large-scale and implementation of the HIV prevention message...
January 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333954/prevalence-diagnosis-and-treatment-rates-of-mood-disorders-among-opioid-users-under-criminal-justice-supervision
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Mary Mbaba, Shan-Estelle Brown, Alese Wooditch, Marissa Kiss, Amy Murphy, Suneeta Kumari, Faye Taxman, Frederick Altice, William B Lawson, Sandra A Springer
BACKGROUND: Individuals involved in the criminal justice system have disproportionately high rates of psychiatric disorders when compared to the general U.S. POPULATION: If left untreated, the likelihood of subsequent arrest increases and risk for adverse health consequences is great, particularly among opioid users. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of mood disorders among justice involved opioid-dependent populations...
January 15, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333203/biomimetic-microfluidic-platform-for-the-quantification-of-transient-endothelial-monolayer-permeability-and-therapeutic-transport-under-mimicked-cancerous-conditions
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Christopher George Uhl, Vladimir R Muzykantov, Yaling Liu
Therapeutic delivery from microvasculature to cancerous sites is influenced by many factors including endothelial permeability, vascular flow rates/pressures, cancer secretion of cytokines and permeabilizing agents, and characteristics of the chosen therapeutics. This work uses bi-layer microfluidics capable of studying dye and therapeutic transport from a simulated vessel to a cancerous region while allowing for direct visualization and quantification of endothelial permeability. 2.5 to 13 times greater dye transport was observed when utilizing small dye sizes (FITC) when compared to larger molecules (FITC-Dextran 4 kDa and FITC-Dextran 70 kDa), respectively...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333145/moving-toward-standardization-of-urine-albumin-measurements
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Jesse C Seegmiller, W Greg Miller, Lorin M Bachmann
Measurement of urine albumin is important for detecting and monitoring kidney disease. At the present time, measurement of urine albumin is not standardized due to the lack of a reference system, which includes both a reference measurement procedure and certified reference materials. Developing a reference system will provide a means for clinical laboratory measurement procedures to become standardized and will enable successful use of uniform clinical decision points. Currently, urine albumin results vary in excess of 40% depending on which commercially available measurement procedure is utilized for measurement...
December 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333071/factors-associated-with-waiting-time-on-the-liver-transplant-list-an-analysis-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-unos-database
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Judy A Trieu, Mohammad Bilal, Bashar Hmoud
Background: Liver transplantation (LT) is an important treatment for acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. In 2002, the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score was incorporated to prioritize patients awaiting LT. Although there is data on how the MELD score affects waiting times, there is a paucity of literature regarding other components. We aimed to evaluate the factors affecting LT waiting times in the United States. Methods: Using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, patients aged 12-75 years listed for LT over the years 2002-2015 were included...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332038/sex-influences-the-accuracy-of-subjective-memory-complaint-reporting-in-older-adults
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Erin E Sundermann, Emily C Edmonds, Lisa Delano-Wood, Douglas R Galasko, David P Salmon, Leah H Rubin, Mark W Bondi
Subjective memory complaints (SMC) are required when diagnosing amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), although their relationship with objective memory performance and Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology remains unclear. We investigated whether the sex of the patient/participant moderates these associations. Participants were 940 normal control (NC) and aMCI participants from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. SMC were assessed via the memory scale of the Everyday Cognition questionnaire. Discrepancy scores were calculated between self- and informant-reports and categorized into "overestimates," "comparable estimates", and "underestimates" of SMC...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332023/autonomic-response-testing-compared-with-immunoglobulin-e-allergy-panel-test-results-preliminary-report
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Autumn Frandsen, Mark McClure, Myung Kyu Chung, Patrick J LaRiccia
Context • Chronically ill patients who have failed standard medical assessment and therapies are often assessed by integrative medical providers for atypical manifestations of allergies as the possible source or contributing factor(s) to their condition. Skin testing and immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergy panels increase the cost of care in these patients. Objective • The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of autonomic response testing (ART) as compared with IgE allergy panel blood tests...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332011/examining-the-utility-of-cystatin-c-as-a-confirmatory-test-of-chronic-kidney-disease-across-the-age-range-in-middle-aged-and-older-community-dwelling-adults
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Mark Canney, Donal J Sexton, Neil O'Leary, Martin Healy, Rose Anne Kenny, Mark A Little, Conall M O'Seaghdha
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C has been proposed as a confirmatory test of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is most applicable to older individuals with CKD, the majority of whom have a creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 45-59 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD stage 3a). We sought to examine the utility of cystatin C as a confirmatory test of CKD across the age range in the general population of older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of 5386 participants from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a cluster-sampled national cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331840/post-mortem-vitreous-magnesium-in-adult-population
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R Tse, J Garland, K Kesha, P Morrow, L Lam, H Elstub, A D Cala, C Palmiere, S Stables
BACKGROUND: The study of post mortem vitreous magnesium (Mg) is less common than sodium (Na), chloride (Cl) and potassium (K) in the forensic literature. There is no accepted normal range for post mortem vitreous Mg and the relationship between post mortem vitreous Mg levels and post mortem interval (PMI), other electrolyte levels, disease conditions, age and sex have not been fully established. AIM: To investigate the relationship of post mortem vitreous Mg with age, sex, PMI, vitreous electrolyte levels and diabetic status...
December 30, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331782/stratification-during-evaporative-assembly-of-multicomponent-nanoparticle-films
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Xiao Liu, Weiping Liu, Amanda J Carr, Dayalis Santiago Vazquez, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, Pawel W Majewski, Alexander F Routh, Surita R Bhatia
HYPOTHESIS: Multicomponent coatings with layers comprising different functionalities are of interest for a variety of applications, including electronic devices, energy storage, and biomaterials. Rather than creating such a film using multiple deposition steps, we explore a single-step method to create such films by varying the particle Peclet numbers, Pe. Our hypothesis, based on recent theoretical descriptions of the stratification process, is that by varying particle size and evaporation rate such that Pe of large and small particles are above and below unity, we can create stratified films of polymeric and inorganic particles...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331488/a-potential-utilization-of-end-of-life-tyres-as-recycled-carbon-black-in-epdm-rubber
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M Sagar, K Nibedita, N Manohar, K Raj Kumar, S Suchismita, A Pradnyesh, A Babul Reddy, E Rotimi Sadiku, U N Gupta, P Lachit, J Jayaramudu
End-of-life (EOL) tyres and their decomposition present severe environmental concern due to their resistance to moisture, oxygen, natural degradation, etc. Pyrolysis is considered to be the most effective and sustainable process for recycling, due to its eco-friendly process. The current work studied the effect of recycled carbon black (rCB), obtained from the pyrolysis of EOL tyres, on the properties of ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM). The rCB was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and chemical methods...
January 10, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331453/are-privacy-enhancing-technologies-for-genomic-data-ready-for-the-clinic-a-survey-of-medical-experts-of-the-swiss-hiv-cohort-study
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Jean-Louis Raisaro, Paul J McLaren, Jacques Fellay, Matthias Cavassini, Catherine Klersy, Jean-Pierre Hubaux
PURPOSE: Protecting patient privacy is a major obstacle for the implementation of genomic-based medicine. Emerging privacy-enhancing technologies can become key enablers for managing sensitive genetic data. We studied physicians' attitude toward this kind of technology in order to derive insights that might foster their future adoption for clinical care. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire-based survey among 55 physicians of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study who tested the first implementation of a privacy-preserving model for delivering genomic test results...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331366/eating-in-the-absence-of-hunger-is-related-to-loss-of-control-eating-hedonic-hunger-and-short-term-weight-gain-in-normal-weight-women
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Emily H Feig, Amani D Piers, Tanja V E Kral, Michael R Lowe
Eating beyond physiological need contributes to obesity onset. Measuring this behavior could help identify those at risk for weight gain. This study measured eating in the absence of hunger (EAH) and its relationship with weight change and self-report measures related to appetite and eating behavior. EAH was assessed in 46 lean young women (69% pre-selected for weight gain proneness) after lunch and defined as the number of calories subsequently consumed from snacks. Participants also completed questionnaires, and their body weights were measured regularly over the next year...
January 10, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331346/predicting-low-resource-intensity-emergency-department-visits-in-children
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Margaret Samuels-Kalow, Alon Peltz, Jonathan Rodean, Matthew Hall, Elizabeth R Alpern, Paul L Aronson, Jay G Berry, Kathy N Shaw, Rustin B Morse, Stephen B Freedman, Eyal Cohen, Harold K Simon, Samir S Shah, Yiannis Katsogridakis, Mark I Neuman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interventions to reduce frequent emergency department (ED) use in children are often limited by the inability to predict future risk. We sought to develop a population-based model for predicting Medicaid-insured children at risk for high frequency of low-resource intensity (LRI) ED visits. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of Medicaid-insured children (age 1-18 years) included in the MarketScan® Medicaid database with ≥1 ED visit(s) in 2013...
January 10, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331056/exploring-the-advantages-of-multiband-fmri-with-simultaneous-eeg-to-investigate-coupling-between-gamma-frequency-neural-activity-and-the-bold-response-in-humans
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Makoto Uji, Ross Wilson, Susan T Francis, Karen J Mullinger, Stephen D Mayhew
We established an optimal combination of EEG recording during sparse multiband (MB) fMRI that preserves high-resolution, whole-brain fMRI coverage while enabling broad-band EEG recordings which are uncorrupted by MRI gradient artefacts (GAs). We first determined the safety of simultaneous EEG recording during MB fMRI. Application of MB factor = 4 produced <1°C peak heating of electrode/hardware during 20 min of GE-EPI data acquisition. However, higher SAR sequences require specific safety testing, with greater heating observed using PCASL with MB factor = 4...
January 13, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330583/utilization-of-active-surveillance-and-watchful-waiting-for-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-daily-practice
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Jan Herden, Lothar Weissbach
PURPOSE: To analyze the utilization of Active Surveillance (AS) and Watchful Waiting (WW) in the daily routine setting, since both are non-invasive treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa), which are used in a curative (AS) or palliative (WW) setting. Since differentiation of both strategies is not always clear, patients were compared with respect to the inclusion criteria, frequency of follow-up examinations (Prostate Specific Antigen = PSA tests, rebiopsies), and initiation of a deferred treatment...
January 12, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330577/asymptomatic-population-reference-values-for-three-knee-patient-reported-outcomes-measures-evaluation-of-an-electronic-data-collection-system-and-implications-for-future-international-multi-centre-cohort-studies
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James M McLean, Oscar Brumby-Rendell, Ryan Lisle, Jacob Brazier, Kieran Dunn, Tiffany Gill, Catherine L Hill, Daniel Mandziak, Jordan Leith
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess whether the Knee Society Score, Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) were comparable in asymptomatic, healthy, individuals of different age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents. The purpose of this study was to establish normal population values for these scores using an electronic data collection system. HYPOTHESIS: There is no difference in clinical knee scores in an asymptomatic population when comparing age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330384/detection-of-apparent-cell-free-m-tuberculosis-dna-from-plasma
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E S Click, W Murithi, G S Ouma, K McCarthy, M Willby, S Musau, H Alexander, E Pevzner, J Posey, K P Cain
New diagnostics are needed to improve clinicians' ability to detect tuberculosis (TB) disease in key populations such as children and persons living with HIV and to rapidly detect drug resistance. Circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) in plasma is a diagnostic target in new obstetric and oncologic applications, but its utility for diagnosing TB is not known. Here we show that Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA can be detected in plasma of persons with sputum smear-positive TB, even in the absence of mycobacteremia...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
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