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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738392/multiple-lymph-node-basin-drainage-in-trunk-melanoma-is-not-associated-with-survival-of-sentinel-lymph-node-positive-patients
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Simone Ribero, Simona Osella Abate, Sadro Pasquali, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Lorenzo Borgognoni, Dario Piazzalunga, Nicola Solari, Mauro Schiavon, Paola Brandani, Luca Ansaloni, Erica Ponte, Francesco Silan, Antonio Sommariva, Francesco Bellucci, Giuseppe Macripò, Pietro Quaglino
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at investigating the prognostic role of multiple lymph node basin drainage (MLBD) in patients with positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. BACKGROUND: MLBD is frequently observed in patients with trunk melanoma undergoing SLN. The prognostic value of MLBD in SLN-positive patients is still debated. METHODS: Retrospective data from 312 trunk melanoma patients with positive SLN biopsy (1991-2012) at 6 Italian referral centres were gathered in a multicentre database...
July 25, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737425/comparative-study-of-root-resorption-of-maxillary-incisors-in-patients-treated-with-lingual-and-buccal-orthodontics
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Carlos Eduardo Nassif, Andreia Cotrim-Ferreira, Ana Claudia Castro Ferreira Conti, Danilo Pinelli Valarelli, Mauricio de Almeida Cardoso, Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the magnitude of external apical root resorption (EARR) of maxillary incisors in patients with mild to moderate anterior crowding, treated with lingual and conventional (labial) orthodontics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 40 patients divided into two groups: lingual (20 patients) and conventional buccal brackets (20 patients). Patient ages ranged from 11 to 45 years, and the study included 12 men and 28 women. Apical root resorption was measured from periapical radiographs obtained at the beginning of treatment (T1) and at the end of the leveling phase (T2)...
July 24, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737111/habit-in-personality-and-social-psychology
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Wendy Wood
Habits are largely absent from modern social and personality psychology. This is due to outdated perspectives that placed habits in conflict with goals. In modern theorizing, habits are represented in memory as implicit context-response associations, and they guide responding in conjunction with goals. Habits thus have important implications for our field. Emerging research shows that habits are an important mechanism by which people self-regulate and achieve long-term goals. Also, habits change through specific interventions, such as changes in context cues...
July 1, 2017: Personality and Social Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730102/anti-scarring-effects-of-butaprost-on-human-subconjunctival-tenon-s-fibroblasts
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Jong Hoon Shin, Je Hyun Seo, Jae Ho Jung, Tae Woo Kim
AIM: To investigate the toxicity of the E-prostanoid 2 (EP2) receptor agonist, butaprost against human subconjunctival (Tenon's capsule) fibroblasts, and to determine the underlying mechanism. METHODS: We isolated Tenon's fibroblasts from the subconjunctival area of healthy subjects and evaluated the types of EP receptors expressed using quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The toxicity of butaprost against the fibroblasts was evaluated using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium and lactic dehydrogenase assays...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719622/characterization-of-plasma-metal-profiles-in-alzheimer-s-disease-using-multivariate-statistical-analysis
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Chunmei Guan, Rui Dang, Yu Cui, Liyan Liu, Xiaobei Chen, Xiaoyu Wang, Jingli Zhu, Donggang Li, Junwei Li, Decai Wang
The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the role of metals in its etiology remain unclear. We have used an analytical approach, based on inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry coupled with multivariate statistical analysis, to study the profiles of a wide range of metals in AD patients and healthy controls. AD cannot be cured and the lack of sensitive biomarkers that can be used in the early stages of the disease may contribute to this treatment failure. In the present study, we measured plasma levels of amyloid-β1-42(0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717065/comparison-of-postoperative-pain-and-inflammation-reaction-in-dogs-undergoing-preventive-laparoscopic-assisted-and-incisional-gastropexy
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Tomoya Haraguchi, Shiho Kimura, Harumichi Itoh, Shinpei Nishikawa, Masato Hiyama, Kenji Tani, Toshie Iseri, Yoshiki Itoh, Munekazu Nakaichi, Yasuho Taura, Kazuhito Itamoto
This study compared the effects of postoperative pain and inflammation reaction after preventive laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (LAG) and incisional gastropexy (IG) in 10 clinically normal Beagles. Surgical time, incision length, visual analog scale (VAS) score, University of Melbourne Pain Scale (UMPS) score, and plasma C-reactive protein (CRP), plasma cortisol (COR), and serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were evaluated. The VAS and UMPS scores and COR and IL-6 levels were recorded at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 18 and 24 hr after surgery...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715459/efficacy-of-abdominal-acupuncture-for-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lai Fun Ho, Zhi Xiu Lin, Albert Wing Nang Leung, Liyi Chen, Hongwei Zhang, Bacon Fung Leung Ng, Eric Tat Chi Ziea, Yuanqi Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide evidence regarding the clinical efficacy of abdominal acupuncture for neck pain. METHODS: This randomized, patient and assessor-blind, sham-controlled trial was conducted at a Chinese medicine center in Hong Kong between November 2014 and March 2016. A total of 154 eligible participants (age range, 18-65 years) with neck pain were randomly assigned to receive abdominal (n = 77) or non-penetrating sham abdominal (sham group; n = 77) acupuncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714724/gambling-related-cognition-scale-grcs-are-skills-based-games-at-a-disadvantage
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David Lévesque, Serge Sévigny, Isabelle Giroux, Christian Jacques
The Gambling-Related Cognition Scale (GRCS; Raylu & Oei, 2004) was developed to evaluate gambling-related cognitive distortions for all types of gamblers, regardless of their gambling activities (poker, slot machine, etc.). It is therefore imperative to ascertain the validity of its interpretation across different types of gamblers; however, some skills-related items endorsed by players could be interpreted as a cognitive distortion despite the fact that they play skills-related games. Using an intergroup (168 poker players and 73 video lottery terminal [VLT] players) differential item functioning (DIF) analysis, this study examined the possible manifestation of item biases associated with the GRCS...
July 17, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714537/surgical-outcome-for-empty-nose-syndrome-impact-of-implantation-site
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Ta-Jen Lee, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Ching-Lung Wu, Yi-Chan Lee, Chi-Che Huang, Po-Hung Chang, Yi-Wei Chen, Hsiao-Jung Tseng
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Endonasal submucosal implantation has been confirmed to be beneficial for patients with empty nose syndrome (ENS). However, the optimal implantation site has not been defined. This study aimed to evaluate whether lateral nasal wall implantation is superior to inferior nasal wall implantation in terms of clinical benefits and improvements in quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study in a tertiary medical center. METHODS: Consecutive ENS patients between 2010 and 2015 with operative histories of inferior turbinectomies and indicated for surgical implantation were enrolled, with at least 1-year follow-up...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713059/congenital-ptosis-repair-with-a-frontalis-silicon-sling-comparison-between-fox-s-single-pentagon-technique-and-a-modified-crawford-double-triangle-technique
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Anuj Mehta, Prerna Garg, Mayuresh Naik, Anju Kumari
PURPOSE: To compare the results of two different frontalis sling surgery techniques with silicon rod for ptosis: Fox's single pentagon technique and a modification of Crawford's double triangle technique. METHODS: In a randomized clinical trial, 52 eyes of 50 patients with severe ptosis and poor levator function (≤4 mm) were randomly assigned to the Fox group or the modified Crawford group. Cosmetic outcome, functional success, and lagophthalmos were compared...
July 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707155/and-what-about-siblings-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-sibling-effects-on-youth-s-intergroup-attitudes
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Katharina Eckstein, Jan Šerek, Peter Noack
Within the process of political socialization, the family is of particular importance. Apart from parents, however, little is known about the role of other close family members. The present study examined if siblings affect each other's intergroup attitudes (i.e., intolerance towards immigrants, social dominance orientation). Drawing on a sample of 362 sibling dyads (older siblings: M age = 17.77, 53.6% female; younger siblings: M age = 13.61, 61.3% female), the results showed that older siblings' intergroup attitudes predicted younger siblings' attitudes, but this effect was moderated by gender...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706501/bridges-or-barriers-conceptualization-of-the-role-of-multiple-identity-gateway-groups-in-intergroup-relations
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Aharon Levy, Tamar Saguy, Eran Halperin, Martijn van Zomeren
The modern era of globalization has been accompanied by a massive growth in interconnections between groups, and has led to the sharing of multiple identities by individuals and groups. Following these developments, research has focused on the issue of multiple identities, and has shed important light on how individuals who hold these complex forms of identity feel and behave, and on the reactions they elicit from members of other groups. However, the potential of groups with such multiple identities (e.g., biracials, immigrants, etc...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706363/comparative-study-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-ferric-carboxymaltose-versus-iron-sucrose-in-post-partum-anaemia
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Nalini Sharma, J Lalnunnem Thiek, Tanie Natung, Santa Singh Ahanthem
BACKGROUND: The incidence of post-partum anaemia (PPA) is 14-24%. Treatment of PPA with injectable iron replenishes the iron store. Ferric carboxymaltose complex (FCM) is a non-dextran containing intravenous iron agent, having a very low immunogenic potential, designed to be administered in large doses in a short period of time. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of intravenous FCM and iron sucrose (IS) in post-partum iron-deficiency anaemia. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In this prospective, comparative study, 120 post-partum women with iron-deficiency anaemia (Hb < 10 g%) were divided into two groups...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703876/foundations-of-infants-social-group-evaluations
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Anthea Pun, Matar Ferera, Gil Diesendruck, J Kiley Hamlin, Andrew Scott Baron
Previous research has suggested that infants exhibit a preference for familiar over unfamiliar social groups (e.g., preferring individuals from their own language group over individuals from a foreign language group). However, because past studies often employ forced-choice procedures, it is not clear whether infants' intergroup preferences are driven by positivity toward members of familiar groups, negativity toward members of unfamiliar groups, or both. Across six experiments, we implemented a habituation procedure to independently measure infants' positive and negative evaluations of speakers of familiar and unfamiliar languages...
July 13, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700624/intergroup-contact-throughout-the-lifespan-modulates-implicit-racial-biases-across-perceivers-racial-group
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Jennifer T Kubota, Jaelyn Peiso, Kori Marcum, Jasmin Cloutier
Few researchers have investigated how contact across the lifespan influences racial bias and whether diversity of contact is beneficial regardless of the race of the perceiver. This research aims to address these gaps in the literature with a focus on how diversity in childhood and current contact shapes implicit racial bias across perceivers' racial group. In two investigations, participants completed an Implicit Association Test and a self-report measure of the racial diversity of their current and childhood contact...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700009/comparative-study-of-pain-in-women-submitted-to-conventional-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-versus-single-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Júverson Alves Terra, Guilherme Azevedo Terra, Marisa de Carvalho Borges, Tharsus Dias Takeuti, Luciana Garcia Pereira Castro, Simone Souza Lima, Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes, Alex Augusto da Silva, Eduardo Crema
Purpose: To evaluate postoperative pain in patients submitted to conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy with four ports versus single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy with only one port. Methods: Twenty-one patients were included in the conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy group and 19 other patients in the single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy group. A VAS was used for the assessment of postoperative pain at three time points. Differences were considered statistically significant when p<0...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698009/a-randomised-open-label-phase-2-study-of-the-ido1-inhibitor-epacadostat-incb024360-versus-tamoxifen-as-therapy-for-biochemically-recurrent-ca-125-relapse-only-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-primary-peritoneal-carcinoma-or-fallopian-tube-cancer
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Rebecca Kristeleit, Irina Davidenko, Vadim Shirinkin, Fatima El-Khouly, Igor Bondarenko, Michael J Goodheart, Vera Gorbunova, Carol A Penning, Jack G Shi, Xiangdong Liu, Robert C Newton, Yufan Zhao, Janet Maleski, Lance Leopold, Russell J Schilder
OBJECTIVE: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is a key regulator of immune tolerance in ovarian cancer. This study investigated efficacy and safety of the IDO1 enzyme inhibitor epacadostat versus tamoxifen in patients with biochemical-only recurrence (CA-125 elevation) following complete remission after first-line chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 2 study (NCT01685255), patients were randomised 1:1 to epacadostat 600mg or tamoxifen 20mg twice daily for successive 28-day cycles and stratified by time since completion of first-line chemotherapy to first CA-125 elevation (3 to <12 or ≥12months)...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693149/comparison-of-different-methods-for-nutrition-assessment-in-patients-with-tumors
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Hongzhen Du, Bingbing Liu, Ying Xie, Jinli Liu, Yujia Wei, Huanyu Hu, Bin Luo, Zengning Li
Nutrition screening to identify patients at risk of malnutrition is vital for cancer patients because of the high prevalence of malnutrition in this population. The aim of the present study was to compare different methods of nutrition assessment in patients with tumors. From June 2013 to June 2014, we conducted an observational multicenter study to compare the assessment of nutritional status in patients with tumors by anthropometry, biochemical indicators, nutritional risk screening (NRS-2002) and patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA)...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692635/resisting-recist-uniformity-versus-clinical-validity
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Michelle K Wilson, Michael L Friedlander, Stephanie Lheureux, William Small, Andrés Poveda, Eric Pujade-Lauraine, Katherine Karakasis, Monica Bacon, Valerie Bowering, Tanya Chawla, Amit M Oza
OBJECTIVES: The Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) International Working Group developed criteria for tumor response and progression to standardize radiological assessment in patients receiving chemotherapy in phase 2 trials. However, it is unclear whether the defined percentage change in tumor size and volume reflects true clinical benefit for the patient. The RECIST criteria were designed to improve objectivity in trials, but not to replace clinical decision making...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688826/biomechanical-analysis-of-latarjet-screw-fixation-comparison-of-screw-types-and-fixation-methods
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Jason J Shin, Jason T Hamamoto, Timothy S Leroux, Maristella F Saccomanno, Akshay Jain, Mahmoud M Khair, Christen R Mellano, Elizabeth F Shewman, Gregory P Nicholson, Anthony A Romeo, Brian J Cole, Nikhil N Verma
PURPOSE: To compare the initial fixation stability, failure strength, and mode of failure of 5 different screw types and fixation methods commonly used for the classic Latarjet procedure. METHODS: Thirty-five fresh-frozen cadaveric shoulder specimens were allocated into 5 groups. A 25% anteroinferior glenoid defect was created, and a classic Latarjet coracoid transfer procedure was performed. All grafts were fixed with 2 screws, differing by screw type and/or fixation method...
July 5, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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