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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785778/stakeholder-identities-in-britain-s-neoliberal-ethical-community-polish-narratives-of-earned-citizenship-in-the-context-of-the-uk-s-eu-referendum
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Derek McGhee, Chris Moreh, Athina Vlachantoni
This article examines the narrative strategies through which Polish migrants in the UK challenge the formal rights of political membership and attempt to redefine the boundaries of 'citizenship' along notions of deservedness. The analysed qualitative data originate from an online survey conducted in the months before the 2016 EU referendum, and the narratives emerge from the open-text answers to two survey questions concerning attitudes towards the referendum and the exclusion of resident EU nationals from the electoral process...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785741/intergroup-contact-attitudes-across-peer-networks-in-school-selection-influence-and-implications-for-cross-group-friendships
#2
Deborah Rivas-Drake, Muniba Saleem, David R Schaefer, Michael Medina, Robert Jagers
This study offers new insights into the power of peer networks for shaping intergroup relations in a diverse school. Data were drawn from a longitudinal study of sixth-eighth graders (N = 524; MageT1  = 11.87; 48% girls; 9% Asian American/Pacific Islander, 28% African American, 13% Latino, 1% Native American, 31% White, 5% Other, and 11% Multiracial) in the Midwestern United States. Students with more positive intergroup contact attitudes (ICA) were most likely to be friends with similarly minded students...
May 22, 2018: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784620/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-vocal-training-and-vocal-microsurgery-in-patients-with-early-vocal-fold-polyp
#3
Hanqing Wang, Pan Zhuge, Huihua You, Yulan Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold polyp is a benign proliferative disease in the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, and vocal microsurgery can improve the voice quality of patients with vocal fold polyp. In preliminary studies, we found that vocal training could improve the vocal quality of patients with early vocal fold polyp. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the efficacies of vocal training and vocal microsurgery in patients with early vocal fold polyp...
May 9, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782222/clinical-effectiveness-of-a-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-cement-and-a-mild-one-step-self-etch-adhesive-applied-actively-and-passively-in-noncarious-cervical-lesions-an-18-month-clinical-trial
#4
M Jassal, S Mittal, S Tewari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of two methods of application of a mild one-step self-etch adhesive and composite resin as compared with a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) control restoration in noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs). METHODS: A total of 294 restorations were placed in 56 patients, 98 in each one of the following groups: 1) G-Bond active application combined with Solare-X composite resin (A-1SEA), 2) G-Bond passive application combined with Solare-X composite resin (P-1SEA), and 3) GC II LC RMGIC...
May 21, 2018: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782181/effectiveness-of-an-osteopathic-abdominal-manual-intervention-in-pain-thresholds-lumbopelvic-mobility-and-posture-in-women-with-chronic-functional-constipation
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María José Martínez-Ochoa, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Javier González-Iglesias, François Ricard, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from different gastroenterology outpatient clinics in the city of Madrid (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-two patients suffering from chronic functional constipation according to the guidelines of the Congress of Rome III...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781832/gripping-and-anchoring-effects-on-the-mechanical-strengths-of-orthodontic-microimplants
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Chun-Ming Chen, Chun-Chan Ting, Huang-Chi Wang, Yu-Chuan Tseng
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical strengths in 5 different designs of orthodontic microimplants by analyzing their configuration of structure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty microimplants of 5 types (diameter 1.5 mm: type A, B, and C; diameter 1.3 mm: type D and E) were assessed. All microimplants were manually driven into the artificial bones at a 7-mm depth. The anchor area (AA), gripping area (GA), insertion torque (IT), Periotest value (PTV), and pullout strength (PS) were measured...
May 16, 2018: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781068/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-with-or-without-tibial-nerve-stimulation-and-lifestyle-changes-have-comparable-effects-on-the-overactive-bladder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lina Bykoviene, Raimondas Kubilius, Rosita Aniuliene, Egle Bartuseviciene, Arnoldas Bartusevicius
PURPOSE: To compare effects of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) and pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We randomized 67 women ? 18 years with OAB to three parallel groups: group I (n = 22) received life-style recommendations (LSR) only; group II (n = 24) had LSR + PFMT and group III (n = 21) had LSR + PFMT + TPTNS. Urgency, evaluated by a 3-day voiding diary before treatment and six weeks later, was the main outcome measure...
May 21, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780604/effect-of-long-term-high-altitude-exposure-on-cardiovascular-autonomic-adjustment-during-rest-and-post-exercise-recovery
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Prem Bhattarai, Bishnu H Paudel, Dilip Thakur, Balkrishna Bhattarai, Bijay Subedi, Rita Khadka
Background: Despite the successful adaptation to high altitude, some differences do occur due to long term exposure to the hypoxic environment. The effect of long term high altitude exposure on cardiac autonomic adjustment during basal and post-exercise recovery is less known. Thus we aimed to study the differences in basal cardiac autonomic adjustment and its response to exercise in highlanders and to compare it with lowlanders. Methods: The study was conducted on 29 healthy highlander males who were born and brought up at altitude of 3000 m and above from the sea level, their cardiac autonomic adjustment was compared with age, sex, physical activity and ethnicity-matched 29 healthy lowlanders using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) during rest and recovery from sub-maximal exercise (3 m step test)...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772111/clomiphene-citrate-and-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-are-both-effective-in-restoring-testosterone-in-hypogonadism-a-short-course-randomised-study
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Mohamad Habous, Simone Giona, Alaa Tealab, Mohammed Aziz, Ben Williamson, Mohammed Nassar, Zeyad Abdelrahman, Abdallah Remeah, Mohamed Abdelkader, Saleh Binsaleh, Gordon Muir
OBJECTIVES: To compare serum testosterone response and symptom improvement in hypogonadal men in response to treatment by one of three options: clomiphene citrate(CC), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), or combination of both therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 282 hypogonadal adult, willing to preserve their fertility, were randomised in three arms treated respectively with: 50 mg of (CC) (n=95), 5000IU of hCG injections twice a week(n=94) or combination of both therapy(n=94)...
May 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771546/schadenfreude-as-social-functional-dominance-regulator
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Jens Lange, Lea Boecker
Schadenfreude follows from misfortunes happening to other individuals. It is therefore an essentially social emotion. However, previous research has mainly explored its intrapersonal functions. Complementing these findings, we propose a social-functional approach to schadenfreude. Seven studies (total N = 2,362) support that (a) schadenfreude is a reaction to a misfortune befalling an initially dominance-displaying individual and (b) the public expression of schadenfreude downregulates the dominance of the other person...
May 17, 2018: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770466/comparative-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-withania-somnifera-with-pentoxifylline-on-the-sperm-parameters-in-idiopathic-male-infertility-a-triple-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
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R Nasimi Doost Azgomi, H Nazemiyeh, H Sadeghi Bazargani, S M B Fazljou, F Nejatbakhsh, A Moini Jazani, Y Ahmadi AsrBadr, A Zomorrodi
In this triple-blind randomised clinical trial, we compared the effects of Withania somnifera and pentoxifylline on the sperm parameters in idiopathic male infertility. One hundred infertile male patients were randomly allocated into either W. somnifera or pentoxifylline groups. Patients in the herbal group received six capsules containing 5 g/daily of W. somnifera root, and subjects in the pentoxifylline group received six capsules containing 800 mg/daily of pentoxifylline and placebo for 90 days. Sperm parameters were analysed at the beginning and end of the study...
May 16, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769770/clinical-and-histological-evaluation-on-application-of-platelet-concentrates-on-depigmented-gingival-epithelium
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Koel Debnath, Anirban Chatterjee
Background: The platelet concentrate is a windfall in the field of regenerative therapy in periodontology. It accelerates wound healing by excellent neovascularization and promoting fast cicatricle tissue remodeling. Aim: This study aims to evaluate clinically and histologically accelerated effect of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membrane and PRF matrix (PRFM) following depigmentation procedure. Materials and Methods: Eleven individuals were divided into three groups after depigmentation procedure...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769768/application-of-bioelectric-effect-to-reduce-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-subgingival-plaque-biofilm-an-in-vitro-study
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Padmini Hari, Kranthi Raja Kacharaju, Naveen Anumala, Krishnanjaneya Reddy Pathakota, Jayakumar Avula
Context: Biofilms are known for their antimicrobial resistance, and so is the subgingival plaque biofilm, the primary etiologic factor for periodontal infections. Aims: The objective of this study is to investigate if the subgingival plaque biofilm resistance can be reduced using doxycycline in the presence of low-intensity electric field (bioelectric effect). Settings and Design: The study was an in vitro microbiological study. Materials and Methods: Subgingival plaque samples from chronic periodontitis patients were collected to grow subgingival plaque biofilms on hydroxyapatite disks...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769766/fenugreek-diabetes-and-periodontal-disease-a-cross-link-of-sorts
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Gopalakrishnan Sundaram, Theyagarajan Ramakrishnan, Harinath Parthasarathy, Manoj Raja, Samuel Raj
Aims: The aim of this study was to observe the sequelae of fenugreek adjunctive to nonsurgical periodontal therapy and its comparison to a group treated with scaling and root planing (SRP) and metformin alone by assessing their respective effects on periodontal parameters, glycemic status, and serum lipid levels. Materials and Methods: The study comprised eighty patients who were further divided into two groups. Each group consisted of 40 patients. Group 1 consisted of uncontrolled noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients with chronic generalized periodontitis, who received SRP and treatment with metformin...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768084/effect-of-phototherapy-on-masseter-and-anterior-temporal-muscles-before-induction-of-fatigue-a-randomized-sham-controlled-blind-clinical-trial
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Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Lara Jansiski Motta, Washington Steagall Júnior, Marcela Leticia Leal Gonçalves, Daniela Fátima Teixeira da Silva, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Aldo Brugnera Júnior, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
OBJECTIVE: This is a randomized, sham-controlled, blind clinical trial that aimed to evaluate the effect of phototherapy on bite force, mandibular range of motion, sensitivity to palpation, and fatigue in the masseter and anterior temporal muscles of young patients when administered before the induction of fatigue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two healthy volunteers aged 18-23 years were randomly allocated to a laser group and sham group. Both groups were submitted to a clinical evaluation to record mandibular range of motion, bite force, muscle sensitivity to palpation, and muscle fatigue...
May 16, 2018: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766362/exploration-of-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-as-a-predictive-biomarker-for-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-in-early-breast-cancer
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Erik J Blok, Charla C Engels, Geeske Dekker-Ensink, Elma Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, Hein Putter, Vincent T H B M Smit, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, James P Morden, Judith M Bliss, R Charles Coombes, John M S Bartlett, Judith R Kroep, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Peter J K Kuppen
PURPOSE: Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been shown to be prognostic for disease-free survival and predictive for the benefit of chemotherapy in patients with early breast cancer, but have not been studied for endocrine therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The number of CD8-positive TILs was assessed in a subcohort of 236 patients in the Intergroup Exemestane Study. AQ After 2-3 years of adjuvant tamoxifen, AQpatients were randomized between the schemes of continuation for 5 years on tamoxifen and switching to exemestane...
May 15, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765185/the-immediate-effects-of-taping-therapy-on-knee-pain-and-depression-in-patients-with-degenerative-arthritis
#17
Ji-Won Han, Dong-Kyu Lee, Chi-Bok Park
[Purpose] This study aims to identify the immediate effects of taping therapy on knee pain and depression among patients with degenerative arthritis. [Subjects and Methods] In total, 32 patients with degenerative arthritis were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the experimental group that underwent taping therapy and the control group that underwent regular treatment (16 patients per group). In the experimental group, therapeutic tape was wrapped all around the knee joint. Pain and depression were measured using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), respectively...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765184/the-effect-of-respiratory-exercise-on-trunk-control-pulmonary-function-and-trunk-muscle-activity-in-chronic-stroke-patients
#18
Dong-Kyu Lee, Se-Hun Kim
[Purpose] This study aims to identify the effect of respiratory exercise on trunk control, pulmonary function, and trunk muscle activity in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The study included 24 chronic stroke patients who were randomly assigned, 12 each, to the experimental and control groups, and received neurodevelopmental treatment. Moreover, the experimental group underwent respiratory exercise. In each patient, the trunk control was measured using the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS); muscle activity of the trunk, through the surface electromyogram; and pulmonary function, using the pneumatometer...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764539/effect-of-chronic-social-stress-on-prenatal-transfer-of-antitetanus-immunity-in-captive-breeding-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Rachelle L Stammen, Joyce K Cohen, Tracy L Meeker, Maria M Crane, Rama R Amara, Sakeenah L Hicks, Jerrold S Meyer, Kelly F Ethun
Because tetanus can cause significant morbidity and mortality in NHP, colonywide vaccination with tetanus toxoid is recommendedfor outdoor breeding colonies of rhesus macaques, with primary immunizations commonly given to infants at 6 mo of age followed by booster vaccines every 10 y. Maternal antibodies are thought to offer protective immunity to infants younger than 6 mo. However, historical colony data from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center show a higher incidence of tetanus among infants (≤ 6 mo old) born to subordinate dams...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763501/influence-of-lateral-windows-with-decreased-vertical-height-following-maxillary-sinus-floor-augmentation-a-1-year-clinical-and-radiographic-study
#20
Wei Lu, Jin Xu, Hui-Ming Wang, Fu-Ming He
PURPOSE: To verify whether lateral sinus floor elevation (LSFE) with the vertical height of the osteotomy decreased to 3 to 5 mm can achieve improvement compared with a conventional lateral window in terms of implant survival, graft stability, and related complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 49 patients who were selected for inclusion in this retrospective study, 25 patients were in the test group and 24 were in the control group based on the vertical height of the lateral window...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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