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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334437/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-measure-the-erosion-protection-benefits-of-a-novel-stabilized-stannous-fluoride-dentifrice-versus-a-control-dentifrice
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Xinyi Zhao, Tao He, Yanyan He, Cathy Cheng, Haijing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation was to assess the erosion protection ability of a novel stabilized stannous fluoride (SnF2) dentifrice and a control sodium fluoride dentifrice (NaF) using a well-credentialed human in situ model. METHODS: A novel smooth texture 0.454% stabilized SnF2 dentifrice (Crest® Pro-Health™ smooth formula) and a 0.23% NaF marketed control dentifrice with 5% potassium nitrate (Sensodyne® Pronamel®) were compared in a 10-day, single center, randomized, controlled, double-blind, two-treatment, three-period crossover in situ clinical trial...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334269/effects-of-a-transient-noise-reduction-algorithm-on-speech-intelligibility-in-noise-noise-tolerance-and-perceived-annoyance-in-cochlear-implant-users
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J Gertjan Dingemanse, Jantien L Vroegop, André Goedegebure
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and efficacy of a transient noise reduction algorithm (TNR) in cochlear implant processing and the interaction of TNR with a continuous noise reduction algorithm (CNR). DESIGN: We studied the effects of TNR and CNR on the perception of realistic sound samples with transients, using subjective ratings of annoyance, a speech-in-noise test and a noise tolerance test. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants were 16 experienced cochlear implant recipients wearing an Advanced Bionics Naida Q70 processor...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333910/soft-contact-lenses-to-optimize-vision-in-adults-with-idiopathic-infantile-nystagmus-a-pilot-parallel-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maria Theodorou, Ana Quartilho, Wen Xing, Catey Bunce, Gary Rubin, Gillian Adams, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
PURPOSE: The optimal management of infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is still unclear. Contact lenses (CL) may be superior to glasses in improving visual function in INS but it is not known whether their beneficial effects are due to optical correction alone, or to an additional proprioceptive effect, and whether soft CLs would be as effective as rigid CLs. There is little data on feasibility and and the present study aimed to provide this information. METHODS: We completed a pilot Randomized Control Trial (RCT) at a single tertiary referral centre in London, UK...
January 15, 2018: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333872/effects-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-unstable-shoes-on-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juan Francisco Lisón, Borja Ortega-Santana, Álvaro Antón-Nogués, Palmy González-Requena, Cristina Vera-Hervás, Julio Doménech-Fernández, Daniel Sánchez-Zuriaga, Pablo Salvador-Coloma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects that wearing unstable shoes has on disability, trunk muscle activity, and lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Orthopedic Surgery Service. PARTICIPANTS: We randomized 40 adults with nonspecific CLBP either to an unstable shoes group ( n = 20) or to the control group ( n = 20). INTERVENTION: The participants in the unstable shoes group were advised to wear these shoes for a minimum of six hours a day for four weeks...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333801/efficacy-of-the-regent-suit-based-rehabilitation-on-gait-emg-patterns-in-hemiparetic-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Luigi Iuppariello, Giovanni D'Addio, Maria Romano, Paolo Bifulco, Nicola Pappone, Bernardo Lanzillo, Mario Cesarelli
BACKGROUND: The recovery of the functional limb mobility of patients with cerebral damages can take great benefit of the role offered by proprioceptive rehabilitation. Recently have been developed a special Regent Suit (RS) for rehabilitative applications. Actually, there are preliminary studies which describes the effects of RS on gait recovery of stroke patients in acute stage, but none in chronic stage. Moreover, it is known that motor recovery does not always reflect improvements of the muscle activity and coactivity...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333373/correction-of-congenital-cleft-earlobe-with-front-and-back-flaps
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Selman Karaci, Rüştü Köse
Congenital auricular deformities may be either deformational or malformational. Malformational anomalies present with a skin or cartilage shortage. Two cases with congenital cleft earlobe were presented. A new surgical technique using a two-layered repair with front and back flaps were introduced. She waited to begin wearing earrings until six months after the surgery to prevent possible scar contracture. The patients were followed up for a period ranging from 3 to 14 months. The earlobe volume deficiency was replaced, and acceptable scar maturation was obtained...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332736/electromyographic-changes-in-muscles-around-the-ankle-and-the-knee-joints-in-women-accustomed-to-wearing-high-heeled-or%C3%A2-low-heeled-shoes
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Mona Kermani, Mehri Ghasemi, Abbas Rahimi, Khosro Khademi-Kalantari, Alireza Akbarzadeh-Bghban
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate muscle activities in the muscles around the ankle and knee joints in women accustomed to wearing high-heeled or low-heeled shoes. METHODOLOGY: Forty young women (age: 18-40 years) participated in this comparative clinical study. Twenty of the recruited subjects were accustomed to high-heeled shoes and the other half to low-heeled shoes. Electrical activities of the ankle and knee muscles in both groups with and without wearing their accustomed shoes were studied during walking...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332671/estimating-sleep-efficiency-in-10-to-13-year-olds-using-a-waist-worn-accelerometer
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M M Borghese, Y Lin, J P Chaput, I Janssen
OBJECTIVE: In field settings, wrist- and waist-worn accelerometers are typically used to assess sleep characteristics and movement behaviors, respectively. There has been a shift in movement behavior studies to wear accelerometers 24 h/d. Sleep characteristics could be assessed in these studies if sleep algorithms were available for waist-worn accelerometers. The objective of this study was to develop and provide validity data for an algorithm/sleep likelihood score cut-off to estimate sleep efficiency in children using the waist-worn Actical accelerometer...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332423/first-experiences-with-a-wearable-multisensor-in-an-outpatient-glucose-monitoring-study-part-i-the-users-view
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Andreas Caduff, Mattia Zanon, Pavel Zakharov, Martin Mueller, Mark Talary, Achim Krebs, Werner A Stahel, Marc Donath
BACKGROUND: Extensive past work showed that noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring with a wearable Multisensor device worn on the upper arm provides useful information about glucose trends to improve diabetes therapy in controlled and semicontrolled conditions. METHODS: To test previous findings also in uncontrolled in-clinic and outpatient conditions, a long-term study has been conducted to collect Multisensor and reference glucose data in a population of 20 type 1 diabetes subjects...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332157/acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-porto-alegre-southern-brazil-28-cases-and-risk-factors
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Denise Leal Dos Santos, Sergio Kwitko, Diane Ruschel Marinho, Bruno Schneider de Araújo, Claudete Inês Locatelli, Marilise Brittes Rott
The increasing use of contact lenses worldwide has led to an increase in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, which are often associated with inappropriate cleaning of contact lenses and lens cases. This study aimed to retrospectively review 28 cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis in Porto Alegre (southern Brazil) and identify the risk factors and clinical outcomes of affected patients. Most patients had higher education (66.6%), all were users of contact lenses, mostly women (67.9%). Most patients were soft contact lens wearers (66...
January 14, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331975/is-postoperative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-spine-fractures-necessary-study-protocol-of-the-ornot-study-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Arjen Johannes Smits, Jaap Deunk, Agnita Stadhouder, Mark Cornelis Altena, Diederik Hendrik Ruth Kempen, Frank Willem Bloemers
INTRODUCTION: The most common surgical treatment of traumatic spine fractures is through a posterior approach using pedicle screws and rods. Postoperative treatment protocols including the use of postoperative orthoses however differ between hospitals and surgeons. A three-point hyperextension orthosis is designed to support proper posture and unload the anterior column. Some motion remains when wearing an orthosis, and its main value in postoperative treatment is therefore believed to be pain relief and patient confidence...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330762/how-honest-are-the-signals-a-protocol-for-validating-wearable-sensors
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Varol Onur Kayhan, Zheng Chris Chen, Kimberly A French, Tammy D Allen, Kristen Salomon, Alison Watkins
There is growing interest among organizational researchers in tapping into alternative sources of data beyond self-reports to provide a new avenue for measuring behavioral constructs. Use of alternative data sources such as wearable sensors is necessary for developing theory and enhancing organizational practice. Although wearable sensors are now commercially available, the veracity of the data they capture is largely unknown and mostly based on manufacturers' claims. The goal of this research is to test the validity and reliability of data captured by one such wearable badge (by Humanyze) in the context of structured meetings where all individuals wear a badge for the duration of the encounter...
January 12, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330163/affective-stimuli-in-behavioural-interventions-soliciting-for-health-check-up-services-and-the-service-users-socioeconomic-statuses-a-study-at-japanese-pachinko-parlours
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Naoki Kondo, Yoshiki Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomically vulnerable people are likely to have more health risks because of inadequate behaviour choices related to chronic social stresses. Brain science suggests that stress causes cognitively biased automatic decision making, preferring instant stress relief and pleasure (eg, smoking, alcohol use and drug abuse) as opposed to reflectively seeking health-maintenance services (eg, health check-ups). As such, hedonic stimuli that nudge people towards preventive actions could reduce health behaviour disparities...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329973/altered-gene-expression-in-tree-shrew-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithelium-produced-by-short-periods-of-minus-lens-wear
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Li He, Michael R Frost, John T Siegwart, Thomas T Norton
Hyperopic refractive error is detected by retinal neurons, which generate GO signals through a direct emmetropization signaling cascade: retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) into choroid and then into sclera, thereby increasing axial elongation. To examine signaling early in this cascade, we measured gene expression in the retina and RPE after short exposure to hyperopia produced by minus-lens wear. Gene expression in each tissue was compared with gene expression in combined retina + RPE. Starting 24 days after normal eye opening, three groups of juvenile tree shrews (n = 7 each) wore a monocular -5 D lens...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329915/observed-variation-in-n95-respirator-use-by-nurses-demonstrating-isolation-care
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Elizabeth L Beam, Elizabeth L Hotchkiss, Shawn G Gibbs, Angela L Hewlett, Peter C Iwen, Suzanne L Nuss, Philip W Smith
Video review and scoring was used to evaluate the behaviors of nurses wearing N95 filtering face piece respirators while providing isolation care in a simulated patient care environment. This study yielded a detailed description of behaviors related to N95 respirator use in a health care setting. Developing a more robust and systematic behavior analysis tool for use in demonstration, simulation, and clinical care would allow for improved respiratory protection of health care workers.
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329901/effects-of-orthokeratology-on-axial-length-growth-in-myopic-anisometropes
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Zhi Chen, Jiaqi Zhou, Xiaomei Qu, Xingtao Zhou, Feng Xue
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of orthokeratology (ortho-k) lens wear on axial length (AL) growth in juvenile myopic anisometropes. METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of two parts. In Part One, 25 anisometropic participants (mean age, 11.2 ± 1.9 years; 11 females and 14 males) were fitted with ortho-k lenses in the more myopic eye only, and the rate of AL growth was compared between the ortho-k lens wearing eye and the untreated contralateral eye over an average period of 23...
January 10, 2018: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329662/a-summation-analysis-of-compliance-and-complications-of-compression-hosiery-for-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease-or-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Hadyn K N Kankam, Chung S Lim, Francesca Fiorentino, Alun H Davies, Manj S Gohel
OBJECTIVES: Compression stockings are commonly prescribed for patients with a range of venous disorders, but are difficult to don and uncomfortable to wear. This study aimed to investigate compliance and complications of compression stockings in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD) and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A literature search of the following databases was carried out: MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE (via OvidSP, 1974 to present), and CINAHL (via EBSCOhost)...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329566/general-and-erosive-tooth-wear-of-16-year-old-adolescents-in-kuantan-malaysia-prevalence-and-association-with-dental-caries
#18
Noorhazayti Ab Halim, Rashidah Esa, Hooi Pin Chew
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of general tooth wear (GTW), i.e. tooth wear irrespective of etiology and erosive tooth wear (ETW), i.e. tooth wear predominantly due to erosion; and also to investigate the relationship between ETW and dental caries experience in 16-year-old adolescents in Kuantan, Malaysia. METHODS: A multi-staged cluster sampling method was employed. A total of 598 16-year-old adolescents participated in this study...
January 12, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329558/quality-of-life-and-problems-associated-with-obturators-of-patients-with-maxillectomies
#19
Marwa Mohammed Ali, Nadia Khalifa, Mohammed Nasser Alhajj
BACKGROUND: Maxillary defects predispose patients to different undesirable effects. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients with maxillary defects (acquired/congenital) wearing obturators. METHODS: The study comprised 30 patients aged between 16 and 78 years. Interviews were conducted to collect information pertaining to patients; sociodemographic, self-reported function of obturator using Obturator Functioning Scale (OFS), self-evaluation of general health using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), radiotherapy treatment, salivary gland removal, reconstructive surgery, neck dissection and length of time obturators were worn...
January 5, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328978/sun-behaviour-on-the-beach-monitored-by-webcam-photos
#20
I M Heerfordt, P A Philipsen, H C Wulf
OBJECTIVES: To prevent skin cancer, the general population is recommended to limit time in the sun, to wear clothes and to seek shade around noon. This study aimed to investigate the number of beachgoers, the duration of sun exposure, and clothing worn during the day on a beach in Copenhagen. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, descriptive study. METHODS: On 11 beach days in 2014 and 2015, beachgoers were counted every hour from 8:00 to 20:00. It was noted if they wore clothes or swimwear...
January 9, 2018: Public Health
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