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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205439/influence-of-removable-prostheses-on-mastication-in-elderly-subjects-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-mastication-in-elders-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kelly M Andrade, Bruna F M Alfenas, Renata C M Rodrigues Garcia
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a prevalent disease in the elderly population, and it may affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the stomatognathic system OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated masticatory function in elderly patients with RA before and after oral rehabilitation with removable prostheses METHODS: Forty-five elders with partial or total edentulism who were using unsatisfactory removable prostheses were selected and assigned to three groups: RA with TMJ involvement, RA without TMJ involvement, and healthy controls...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196872/seleno-compounds-and-carnosic-acid-added-to-diets-with-rapeseed-and-fish-oils-affect-concentrations-of-selected-elements-and-chemical-composition-in-the-liver-heart-and-muscles-of-lambs
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Marian Czauderna, Anna Ruszczyńska, Ewa Bulska, Katarzyna Agnieszka Krajewska
The objective of our studies was to investigate effects of carnosic acid (CA), selenized yeast (SeY) and selenate (SeVI) added to the diet including rapeseed oil (RO) and fish oil (FO) on concentrations of elements, fatty acids (FAs), tocopherols, cholesterol, and malondialdehyde in the liver, heart, musculus longissimus dorsi (MLD), and musculus biceps femoris (MBF) of lambs. Lambs were fed diets: group I-the basal diet (BD) with RO; group II-BD with RO and FO; group III-BD with RO, FO, and CA; group IV-BD with RO, FO, CA, and SeY; group V-BD with RO, FO, CA, and SeVI...
December 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194749/longitudinal-effects-of-teriparatide-or-zoledronic-acid-on-bone-modeling-and-remodeling-based-formation-in-the-shotz-study
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David W Dempster, Hua Zhou, Valerie A Ruff, Thomas E Melby, Jahangir Alam, Kathleen A Taylor
Previously we reported on bone histomorphometry, biochemical markers, and bone mineral density distribution following 6 and 24 months of treatment with teriparatide (TPTD) or zoledronic acid (ZOL) in the SHOTZ study. The study included a 12-month primary study period, with treatment (TPTD 20 μg/day by subcutaneous injection or ZOL 5 mg/year by intravenous infusion) randomized and double-blind until the month 6 biopsy (TPTD n=28, ZOL n=30 evaluable), then open-label, with an optional 12-month extension receiving the original treatment...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184761/estimating-extraction-fraction-and-blood-flow-by-combining-first-pass-myocardial-perfusion-and-t1-mapping-results
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Devavrat Likhite, Promporn Suksaranjit, Ganesh Adluru, Brent Wilson, Edward DiBella
Background: Quantifying myocardial perfusion is complicated by the complexity of pharmacokinetic model being used and the reliability of perfusion parameter estimates. More complex modeling provides more information about the underlying physiology, but too many parameters in complex models introduce a new problem of reliable estimation. To overcome the problem of multiple parameters, we have developed a technique that combines knowledge from two different cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and T1 mapping...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173905/optimization-of-imaging-protocols-for-myocardial-blood-flow-mbf-quantification-with-18f-flurpiridaz-pet
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Kanyalak Wiyaporn, Chiraporn Tocharoenchai, Pawana Pusuwan, Takahiro Higuchi, George S K Fung, Tao Feng, Min Jae Park, Benjamin M W Tsui
The new PET tracer, 18F-flurpiridaz, with high myocardial extraction allows quantitative myocardial blood flow (MBF) estimation from dynamic PET data and tracer kinetic modeling. The goal of this study is to determine the optimal imaging protocols and parameters using a realistic simulation study. The time activity curves (TACs) of different tissue organs from a 30-s infusion time (IT) of 18F-flurpiridaz in a dynamic PET study were extracted from a previous study. The TACs at different time points were incorporated in a series of realistic 3D XCAT phantoms from which the parameters of a 2-compartment model and the 'true' MBF of 18F-flurpiridaz were determined...
October 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171086/a-randomized-study-of-prourokinase-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Wei Geng, Qi Zhang, Jingmin Liu, Xiang Tian, Libo Zhen, Da Song, Ying Yang, Haiyun Meng, Yafang Wang, Jianjun Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intracoronary administration of prourokinase via balloon catheter during primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Acute STEMI patients underwent primary PCI were randomly divided into two groups: intracoronary prourokinase (IP) group (n = 118) and control group (n = 112). During primary PCI, prourokinase or saline were injected to the distal end of the culprit lesion via balloon catheter after balloon catheter dilatation...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169118/characterization-of-a-microbial-polysaccharide-based-bioflocculant-and-its-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-coagulant-activity
#7
Chunying Zhong, Gang Cao, Kuan Rong, Zhengwu Xia, Ting Peng, Honggao Chen, Jiangang Zhou
We describe a novel bioflocculant, MBF-15, which is an exopolysaccharide extracted from the alkaliphilic bacterium Paenibacillus jamilae. The biophysical characteristics of MBF-15 were determined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. MBF-15 was also evaluated for its biocompatibility by examining its inflammatory, coagulant, and hemostatic properties in vitro and in vivo. Pretreatment of peripheral blood mononuclear cells with MBF-15 inhibited lipopolysaccharide-stimulated expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase, production of nitric oxide, and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6...
November 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138942/calculation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-and-ejection-fraction-from-dynamic-cardiac-gated-15-o-water-pet-ct-5d-pet
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Jonny Nordström, Tanja Kero, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Charles Widström, Frank A Flachskampf, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) is of increasing interest in the clinical assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard for non-invasive MBF measurements. However, calculation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) is not possible from standard (15)O-water uptake images. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the possibility of calculating LV volumes and LVEF from cardiac-gated parametric blood volume (V B) (15)O-water images and from first pass (FP) images...
November 14, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133157/microbiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-biofilm-forming-candida-parapsilosis-isolates-associated-with-fungaemia-and-their-impact-on-mortality
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Silvia Soldini, Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Elisa Borghi, Monica Falleni, Angela Raffaella Losito, Giuseppe Maiuro, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: Biofilm formation (BF) by fungal isolates may dramatically complicate infection. We determined the ability of C. parapsilosis isolates from single fungaemia episodes to form biofilms and we analysed biofilm subgroups for antifungal susceptibility and pathogenic potential. We then correlated BF with clinical characteristics and outcomes of the episodes. METHODS: BF was measured using the crystal-violet biomass assay, antifungal susceptibility of preformed biofilms was assessed, and virulence was studied using the Galleria mellonella model...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110669/a-comparison-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-perfusion-imaging-in-left-main-stem-or-equivalent-coronary-artery-disease-a-ce-marc-substudy
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James R J Foley, Ananth Kidambi, John D Biglands, Neil Maredia, Catherine J Dickinson, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
BACKGROUND: Assessment of left main stem (LMS) stenosis has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Data on assessment of LMS disease by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are limited. CE-MARC is the largest prospective comparison of CMR and SPECT against quantitative invasive coronary angiography (QCA) for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), and provided the framework for this evaluation. The aims of this study were to compare diagnostic accuracy of visual and quantitative perfusion CMR to SPECT in patients with LMS stable CAD...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106745/demonstration-of-velocity-selective-myocardial-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-imaging-in-humans
#11
Terrence R Jao, Krishna S Nayak
PURPOSE: Transit delay is a potential source of error in cardiac arterial spin-labeled (ASL) in heart failure or with collateral circulation. This study demonstrates the feasibility of using transit delay insensitive velocity selective ASL and compares its performance with flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) ASL. METHODS: Velocity selective labeling was achieved using an adiabatic BIR8 preparation. FAIR and velocity-selective ASL (VSASL) with various velocity cutoffs (VC  = 10-40 cm/s) and labeling directions (anterior-posterior X, lateral-septal Y, and apical-basal Z) were carried out in 10 healthy volunteers (1F/9M age 23-30 y)...
November 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084301/masticatory-performance-and-maximum-bite-and-lip-force-depend-on-the-type-of-prosthesis
#12
Martin Schimmel, Kujtim Memedi, Tatiana Parga, Joannis Katsoulis, Frauke Müller
PURPOSE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess maximum restraining lip force (MLF), maximum voluntary bite force (MBF), and patient-related parameters to evaluate their influence on masticatory function in four groups of participants with different dental states. METHODS: Participants were recruited and assigned to one of four different groups depending on dental status: complete removable dental prostheses (CRDP group); edentulous with two-implant overdentures (IOD group); Kennedy Class I partial removable dental prostheses (PRDP group); or fully dentate (control group)...
November 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034529/reliability-of-muscle-blood-flow-and-oxygen-consumption-response-from-exercise-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Adam A Lucero, Gifty Addae, Wayne Lawrence, Beemnet Neway, Daniel P Credeur, James Faulkner, David Rowlands, Lee Stoner
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), coupled with rapid venous (VO) and arterial occlusions (AO) can be used to non-invasively estimate resting local skeletal muscle blood flow (mBF) and oxygen consumption (mV̇O2 ), respectively. However, the day-to-day reliability of mBF and mV̇O2 responses to stressors such as incremental dynamic exercise has not been established. PURPOSE: To determine the reliability of NIRS derived mBF and mV̇O2 response from incremental dynamic exercise. METHODS: Measurements of mBF and mV̇O2 were collected in the vastus lateralis of twelve healthy, physically active adults [7 m and 5 f; 25 y (SD 6)] over 3 non-consecutive visits within 10 days...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031484/effects-of-leucine-enriched-essential-amino-acid-and-whey-protein-bolus-dosing-upon-skeletal-muscle-protein-synthesis-at-rest-and-after-exercise-in-older-women
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Daniel J Wilkinson, Syed S I Bukhari, Bethan E Phillips, Marie C Limb, Jessica Cegielski, Matthew S Brook, Debbie Rankin, William K Mitchell, Hisamine Kobayashi, John P Williams, Jonathan Lund, Paul L Greenhaff, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Impaired anabolic responses to nutrition and exercise contribute to loss of skeletal muscle mass with ageing (sarcopenia). Here, we tested responses of muscle protein synthesis (MPS), in the under represented group of older women, to leucine-enriched essential amino acids (EAA) in comparison to a large bolus of whey protein (WP). METHODS: Twenty-four older women (65 ± 1 y) received (N = 8/group) 1.5 g leucine-enriched EAA supplements (LEAA_1...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024120/remodeling-and-modeling-based-bone-formation-with-teriparatide-versus-denosumab-a-longitudinal-analysis-from-baseline-to-3-months-in-the-ava-study
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David W Dempster, Hua Zhou, Robert R Recker, Jacques P Brown, Christopher P Recknor, E Michael Lewiecki, Paul D Miller, Sudhaker D Rao, David L Kendler, Robert Lindsay, John H Krege, Jahangir Alam, Kathleen A Taylor, Thomas E Melby, Valerie A Ruff
There has been renewed interest of late in the role of modeling-based formation (MBF) during osteoporosis therapy. Here we describe early effects of an established anabolic (teriparatide) versus antiresorptive (denosumab) agent on remodeling-based formation (RBF), MBF, and overflow MBF (oMBF) in human transiliac bone biopsies. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis received subcutaneous teriparatide (n = 33, 20 μg/d) or denosumab (n = 36, 60 mg once/6 months), open-label for 6 months at 7 US and Canadian sites...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965370/a-5-year-longitudinal-study-of-association-of-maximum-bite-force-with-development-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Masanori Iwasaki, Yoshihara Akihiro, Naoko Sato, Misuzu Sato, Kumiko Minagawa, Mieko Shimada, Mamoru Nishimuta, Toshihiro Ansai, Yutaka Yoshitake, Takahiro Ono, Hideo Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether maximum bite force (MBF), an objective measure of oral function, is associated with development of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included community-dwelling Japanese adults aged 75 years at baseline (n = 322). Baseline MBF was measured using an electronic recording device (Occlusal Force-Meter GM10). Follow-up examinations, including physical fitness and anthropometric evaluation and structured questionnaires, were administered annually over a 5-year period to determine the incidence of frailty, which was defined by the presence of three or more of the following five components derived from the Cardiovascular Health Study: low level of mobility, low physical activity level, weakness, shrinking, and poor endurance and energy...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903048/set2-methyltransferase-facilitates-dna-replication-and-promotes-genotoxic-stress-responses-through-mbf-dependent-transcription
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Chen-Chun Pai, Anastasiya Kishkevich, Rachel S Deegan, Andrea Keszthelyi, Lisa Folkes, Stephen E Kearsey, Nagore De León, Ignacio Soriano, Robertus Antonius Maria de Bruin, Antony M Carr, Timothy C Humphrey
Chromatin modification through histone H3 lysine 36 methylation by the SETD2 tumor suppressor plays a key role in maintaining genome stability. Here, we describe a role for Set2-dependent H3K36 methylation in facilitating DNA replication and the transcriptional responses to both replication stress and DNA damage through promoting MluI cell-cycle box (MCB) binding factor (MBF)-complex-dependent transcription in fission yeast. Set2 loss leads to reduced MBF-dependent ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) expression, reduced deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) synthesis, altered replication origin firing, and a checkpoint-dependent S-phase delay...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901610/low-dose-dynamic-myocardial-perfusion-ct-imaging-using-a-motion-adaptive-sparsity-prior
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Zhaoying Bian, Dong Zeng, Zhang Zhang, Changfei Gong, Xiumei Tian, Gang Yan, Jing Huang, Hong Guo, Bo Chen, Jing Zhang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen, Jianhua Ma
PURPOSE: Dynamic myocardial perfusion computed tomography (DM-PCT) imaging offers benefits over quantitative assessment of myocardial blood flow (MBF) for diagnosis and risk stratification of coronary artery disease. However, one major drawback of DM-PCT imaging is that a high radiation level is imparted by repeated scanning. To address this issue, in this work, we developed a statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) scheme by incorporating a motion adaptive sparsity prior (MASP) model to achieve high-quality DM-PCT imaging with low tube current dynamic data acquisition...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891594/effect-of-telescopic-distal-extension-removable-partial-dentures-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-maximum-bite-force-a-preliminary-cross-over-study
#19
Moustafa Abdou Elsyad, Aisha Zakaria Mostafa
OBJECTIVES: This cross over study aimed to evaluate the effect of telescopic distal extension removable partial dentures on oral health related quality of life and maximum bite force MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with complete maxillary edentulism and partially edentulous mandibles with anterior teeth only remaining were selected for this cross over study. All patients received complete maxillary dentures and mandibular partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP, control). After 3 months of adaptation, PRDP was replaced with conventional telescopic partial dentures (TPD) or telescopic partial dentures with cantilevered extensions (TCPD) in a quasi-random method...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881298/evaluation-of-hemocompatibility-and-hemostasis-of-a-bioflocculant
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Haijuan Zhao, Gang Cao, Honggao Chen, Hai Li, Jiangang Zhou
Bioflocculants are widely used in a large variety of applications, because of their wide range of flocculation. There is limited information in the literature about the ability of bioflocculants to perform beneficial functions without having adverse effects on blood components. In this study, general hemocompatibility of a bioflocculant (MBF-06) was investigated in an in vitro system, measuring flocculation of plasma proteins, red blood cell integrity, blood cell counts, platelet activation, clot formation, complement activation, cytotoxicity and inflammatory response...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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