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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430584/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-versus-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Jian-Xian Lin, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Chang-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been designed to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG), and a retrospective study of a large patient cohort is valuable before conducting randomized controlled clinical trials. RESULTS: Among all patients, age, tumor location, histologic type, pT stage, pN stage and pTNM stage significantly differed between the LATG group and OTG group. After the propensity score matching, the clinicopathological characteristics did not significantly differ between groups...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429170/comparison-of-energy-balance-between-two-different-sized-groups-of-japanese-macaques-macaca-fuscata-yakui
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Yosuke Kurihara, Goro Hanya
Quantifying the energy balance is essential for testing socio-ecological models. To reveal costs and benefits of group living in Japanese macaques from the perspective of feeding competition, Kurihara and Hanya (Am J Primatol 77:986-1000, 2015) previously compared feeding behavior between two different-sized groups of macaques (larger group 30-35 individuals; smaller group 13-15 individuals) in the coastal forest of Yakushima, Japan. The results suggested that the larger group exhibited greater feeding effort because of intragroup scramble competition and that the smaller group suffered from higher travel costs, possibly owing to intergroup contest competition...
April 20, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425827/efficacy-of-glycine-powder-air-polishing-combined-with-scaling-and-root-planing-in-the-treatment-of-periodontitis-and-halitosis-a-randomised-clinical-study
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Ayse Caygur, Mohammed R Albaba, Atilla Berberoglu, Hasan Guney Yilmaz
Introduction This study was performed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of using the Perio-Flow device (Electro Medical Systems, Nyon, Switzerland) adjunctively with mechanical instrumentation on periodontal parameters and halitosis. Materials and Methods Sixty patients who presented with a 4- to 6-mm probing pocket depth were recruited for the study. Patients were randomly assigned to scaling and root planing (SRP) or SRP + glycine powder air-polishing (GPAP). For both groups, the plaque index, gingival index, pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and clinical attachment level scores were recorded at baseline and 1 month...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418329/phoneme-error-pattern-by-heritage-speakers-of-spanish-on-an-english-word-recognition-test
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Lu-Feng Shi
BACKGROUND: Heritage speakers acquire their native language from home use in their early childhood. As the native language is typically a minority language in the society, these individuals receive their formal education in the majority language and eventually develop greater competency with the majority than their native language. To date, there have not been specific research attempts to understand word recognition by heritage speakers. It is not clear if and to what degree we may infer from evidence based on bilingual listeners in general...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416316/effect-of-passive-ultrasonic-activation-on-organic-tissue-dissolution-from-simulated-grooves-in-root-canals-using-sodium-hypochlorite-with-or-without-surfactants-and-edta
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Roberto Estevez, Antonio J Conde, Oliver Valencia de Pablo, Francisco de la Torre, Giampiero Rossi-Fedele, Rafael Cisneros
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the porcine palatal mucosa dissolution from artificial grooves using a final rinse with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with or without a surfactant or ultrasonic activation (PUI). METHODS: The root canals of 130 human maxillary central incisors were chemomechanically prepared and the teeth split. A standardized longitudinal intracanal groove was created in 1 of the root halves. One hundred thirty porcine palatal mucosa samples were collected, adapted in order to fit into the grooves, and weighed...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414608/mechanobehavioral-scores-in-women-with-and-without-tmj-disc-displacement
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L R Iwasaki, Y M Gonzalez, Y Liu, H Liu, M Markova, L M Gallo, J C Nickel
Cartilage fatigue may be a factor in the precocious development of degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This cross-sectional study estimated potential for cartilage fatigue via TMJ energy densities (ED) and jaw muscle duty factors (DF), which were combined to calculate mechanobehavioral scores (MBS) in women with (+) and without (-) bilateral TMJ disc displacement (DD). All subjects gave informed consent to participate and were examined using Diagnostic Criteria (DC) for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) images...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414477/when-ideology-meets-conflict-related-content-influences-on-emotion-generation-and-regulation
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Ruthie Pliskin, Eran Halperin, Daniel Bar-Tal, Gal Sheppes
Do rightists and leftists experience information about suffering and harm with differing emotional intensities, depending on the identity of target depicted? Do they consequently choose differently how to regulate or cope with these emotions? Research has identified ideological differences in emotional processes, but it has yet to identify what types of content lead to ideological differences in emotional intensity or whether these content-dependent differences relate to differing preferences for engaging versus disengaging emotion-regulation strategies...
April 17, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413117/structure-specific-movement-patterns-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-dysfunction-using-lumbar-combined-movement-examination
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Aubrey P Monie, Roger I Price, Christopher R P Lind, Kevin P Singer
OBJECTIVE: A test-retest cohort study was conducted to assess the use of a novel computer-aided, combined movement examination (CME) to measure change in low back movement after pain management intervention in 17 cases of lumbar spondylosis. Additionally we desired to use a CME normal reference range (NRR) to compare and contrast movement patterns identified from 3 specific structural pathologic conditions: intervertebral disc, facet joint, and nerve root compression. METHODS: Computer-aided CME was used before and after intervention, in a cohort study design, to record lumbar range of movement along with pain, disability, and health self-report questionnaires in 17 participants who received image-guided facet, epidural, and/or rhizotomy intervention...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410617/treatment-with-high-dose-n-3-pufas-has-no-effect-on-platelet-function-coagulation-metabolic-status-or-inflammation-in-patients-with-atherosclerosis-and-type-2-diabetes
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Malgorzata Poreba, Magdalena Mostowik, Aleksander Siniarski, Renata Golebiowska-Wiatrak, Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski, Maciej Haberka, Ewa Konduracka, Jadwiga Nessler, Anetta Undas, Grzegorz Gajos
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous studies on cardioprotective effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), there is limited evidence for n-3 PUFA-mediated effects, especially at its higher dose, on cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) and established atherosclerosis. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of daily treatment with a higher dose (2 g) of n-3 PUFAs on platelet function, coagulation parameters, fibrin clot properties, markers of systemic inflammation and metabolic status, in patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease and DM2 who receive optimal medical therapy...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409242/comparison-of-topical-ropivacaine-with-and-without-ketamine-on-post-surgical-pain-in-children-undergoing-tonsillectomy-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-study
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Boohwi Hong, Chae Seong Lim, Yoon-Hee Kim, Jung Un Lee, Yong Min Kim, Choonho Jung, Yumin Jo
PURPOSE: Tonsillectomy in pediatric patients may cause severe postoperative pain. Topical local anesthetics are an easy and safe way to control post-tonsillectomy pain, but there is no benefit during the early postoperative stage. Topical ketamine shows a good effect on early stage postoperative pain. We compared the effect of topical ropivacaine with and without ketamine on post-tonsillectomy pain. METHODS: Patients aged 3-7 years undergoing tonsillectomy were selected to participate in the study...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407185/canonical-correlations-between-agronomic-traits-and-seed-physiological-quality-in-segregating-soybean-populations
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E M Pereira, F M Silva, B H P Val, A Pizolato Neto, A O Mauro, C C Martins, S H Unêda-Trevisoli
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between agronomic traits and physiological traits of seeds in segregating soybean populations by canonical correlation analysis. Seven populations and two commercial cultivars in three generations were used: F3 plants and F4 seeds; F4 plants and F5 seeds, and F4 seeds and plants. The following agronomic traits (group I) were evaluated: number of days to maturity, plant height at maturity, insertion height of first pod, number of pods, grain yield, and oil content...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407163/effect-of-topical-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-pupillary-size-during-uncomplicated-cataract-surgery
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Alejandro Rodríguez-García, Julio C Hernández-Camarena, Gilberto R López-Jaime, José A Nava-García
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of three different topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in inhibiting surgically induced miosis during uncomplicated cataract phacoemulsification. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, double-masked comparative study of patients aged 40 years or older with grades II to III cataracts (Lens Opacities Classification System) and no other comorbidities. Participants were randomized into four groups: 0.1% nepafenac, 0...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405037/the-effect-of-different-dose-regimens-of-tranexamic-acid-in-reducing-blood-loss-during-hip-surgery
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Anil Kumar Thipparampall, Indira Gurajala, R Gopinath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Antifibrinolytics may help bleeding in orthopaedic surgeries. The present study was undertaken to compare two dose regimens of tranexamic acid (TA) on perioperative blood loss in patients undergoing hip surgeries. METHODS: In a prospective, randomised, controlled study, 59 patients scheduled for hip surgery were divided into Group C: receiving normal saline (n - 20), Group B: receiving single dose of TA (10 mg/kg) (n - 21), and Group I: receiving a bolus (10 mg/kg) plus infusion (1 mg/kg/h) of TA up to 4 h postoperatively (n - 18)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404212/potential-of-autogenous-or-fresh-frozen-allogeneic-bone-block-grafts-for-bone-remodelling-a-histological-histometrical-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-in-rabbits
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E A Garbin Junior, V N de Lima, G A C Momesso, J M Mello-Neto, N M Érnica, O Magro Filho
Our aim was to compare the wound healing of autogenous bone grafts with that of fresh-frozen allogeneic block bone in rabbits. We used 25 animals. One was killed before the experiment to provide the allogeneic bone, and the remainder were killed at four time points (n=6 in each group). On histometrical analysis there was a significant difference between the two groups only at 45days and between 15 and 45days in the intergroup analysis. However, there was significantly more revascularisation (p<0.05), resorption (p<0...
April 9, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402128/effects-of-skeletally-anchored-class-ii-elastics-a-pilot-study-and-new-approach-for-treating-class-ii-malocclusion
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Selin Ozbilek, Ahmet Yalcin Gungor, Salih Celik
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the skeletal, dentoalveolar, and soft tissue effects of skeletally anchored Class II elastics and compare them with a matched control group treated by a monobloc appliance for the correction of skeletal Class II malocclusion due to mandibular retrusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients (6 girls, 6 boys) were randomly divided into two groups. In the elastics group, six patients (12.9 ± 1.5 years of age; 3 boys, 3 girls) were treated with skeletally anchored Class II elastics...
April 12, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401282/differentiation-of-cancerous-and-inflammatory-colorectal-perforations-using-multi-detector-computed-tomography
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Xu Hua Gong, Zhi Guo Zhuang, Jiong Zhu, Qi Feng, Jian Rong Xu, Li Jun Qian
PURPOSE: To determine reliable CT features to distinguish cancerous from inflammatory colorectal perforations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 patients with surgically and pathologically confirmed colorectal perforation caused by either colorectal cancer (n =27) or an inflammatory conditions (n = 16) were identified. Two radiologists independently assessed the contrast-enhanced CT features for locations of perforation, mural configurations, soft-tissue alterations, lymphadenopathy, and metastases...
April 11, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399777/post-stroke-hemiparesis-does-chronicity-etiology-and-lesion-side-are-associated-with-gait-pattern
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Gabriela Lopes Gama, Coutinho de Lucena Larissa, Ana Carolina de Azevedo Lima Brasileiro, Emília Márcia Gomes de Souza Silva, Élida Rayanne Viana Pinheiro Galvão, Álvaro Cavalcanti Maciel, Ana Raquel Rodrigues Lindquist
BACKGROUND: Studies that evaluate gait rehabilitation programs for individuals with stroke often consider time since stroke of more than six months. In addition, most of these studies do not use lesion etiology or affected cerebral hemisphere as study factors. However, it is unknown whether these factors are associated with post-stroke motor performance after the spontaneous recovery period. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether time since stroke onset, etiology, and lesion side is associated with spatiotemporal and angular gait parameters of individuals with chronic stroke...
April 12, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397540/a-population-based-analysis-of-survival-for-sinonasal-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Aykut A Unsal, Sei Yeon Chung, Aylin B Unsal, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy
Objectives Literature detailing factors affecting survival in sinonasal rhabdomyosarcoma (SNRMS) is limited due to its rarity. We analyze the demographics, potential prognostic factors, overall survival, and treatment efficacy of SNRMS. Study Design and Setting Administrative database study. Methods SNRMS was queried in the SEER database (1973-2013; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results). Data were analyzed for demographic and clinicopathologic trends. Kaplan-Meier model was utilized for assessing survival...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394680/correlations-among-foot-arching-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-and-obesity-level-in-primary-school-children
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Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymanska, Edyta Mikolajczyk, Katarzyna Wodka
BACKGROUND: This study sought to assess the prevalence of flat feet in primary school children and to find correlations among arch height, ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), and obesity level. METHODS: The 400 children aged 10 to 12 years who took part in the study had their body height, weight, and fat percentage measured. Based on these measurements, body mass index was calculated and weight status was categorized for all of the participants. The height of the longitudinal arch of the foot was measured on a computerized podoscope and given in Clarke's angles...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394167/a-longitudinal-study-of-immigrants-peer-acceptance-and-rejection-immigrant-status-immigrant-composition-of-the-classroom-and-acculturation
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Jens B Asendorpf, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi
OBJECTIVE: In multiethnic classrooms, acceptance and rejection by classmates of one's own versus other ethnicity is influenced by in-group preference, the societal status of the ethnicities, and composition of classrooms. We aimed at (a) confirming these effects for immigrant versus nonimmigrant adolescents in newly formed classrooms, (b) longitudinally studying the change of these effects over the next 2 years, and (c) studying the longitudinal links between immigrants' acculturation and acceptance/rejection by (non)immigrants...
April 10, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
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