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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909917/strength-training-prior-to-muscle-injury-potentiates-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-induced-muscle-regeneration
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Samuel Rodrigues Lourenço Morais, Alexandre Ginei Goya, Úrsula Urias, Paulo Roberto Jannig, Aline Villa Nova Bacurau, Wagner Garcez Mello, Paula Lazilha Faleiros, Sandra Helena Penha Oliveira, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Edilson Ervolino, Patricia Chakur Brum, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles
We evaluated whether strength training (ST) performed prior to skeletal muscle cryolesion would act as a preconditioning, improving skeletal muscle regeneration and responsiveness to low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Wistar rats were randomly assigned into non-exercised (NE), NE plus muscle lesion (NE + LE), NE + LE plus LLLT (NE + LE + LLLT), strength training (ST), ST + LE, and ST + LE + LLLT. The animals performed 10 weeks of ST (climbing ladder; 3× week; 80% overload). Forty-eight hours after the last ST session, tibialis anterior (TA) cryolesion was induced and LLLT (InGaAlP, 660 nm, 0...
December 1, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909214/initial-mainstream-cultural-orientations-predict-early-social-participation-in-the-mainstream-cultural-group
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Marina M Doucerain, Sonya S Deschênes, Jean-Philippe Gouin, Catherine E Amiot, Andrew G Ryder
This work adopts a perspective that construes acculturation as a dynamic intergroup process, and social contact with members of the new community as a key mechanism underlying cultural adaptation. We argue that migrants' initial self-reported mainstream cultural orientation constitutes an important antecedent of early social participation in the new community. Results from two longitudinal studies of newly arrived international students (N = 98 and N = 60) show that more positive initial mainstream cultural orientations prospectively predict higher social participation, specifically in the mainstream group, over the following months...
November 30, 2016: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908444/clinical-application-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-mapping-in-voxel-based-morphometry-in-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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H Takahashi, K Ishii, N Kashiwagi, Y Watanabe, H Tanaka, T Murakami, N Tomiyama
AIM: To evaluate the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping compared with voxel-based morphometry and to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of ADC mapping in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 31 patients with AD (group A) and 24 patients without dementia (group B) who underwent three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted imaging (WI) and two-dimensional (2D) echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 T...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907828/surgical-apgar-score-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-fusion-for-degenerative-spine-diseases
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Chien-Yu Ou, Shih-Yuan Hsu, Jian-Hao Huang, Yu-Hua Huang
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar fusion is a procedure broadly performed for degenerative diseases of spines, but it is not without significant morbidities. Surgical Apgar Score (SAS), based on intraoperative blood loss, blood pressure, and heart rate, was developed for prognostic prediction in general and vascular operations. We aimed to examine whether the application of SAS in patients undergoing fusion procedures for degeneration of lumbar spines predicts in-hospital major complications. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-nine patients that underwent lumbar fusion operation for spine degeneration were enrolled in this retrospective study...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901232/reliability-of-overbite-depth-indicator-odi-and-anteroposterior-dysplasia-indicator-apdi-in-the-assessment-of-different-vertical-and-sagittal-dental-malocclusions-a-receiver-operating-characteristic-roc-analysis
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Farheen Fatima, Mubassar Fida, Attiya Shaikh
Introduction: Differential diagnosis of skeletal and dental relationships is crucial for planning orthodontic treatment. Overbite depth indicator (ODI) and anteroposterior dysplasia indicator (APDI) had been introduced in the past for assessment of vertical and sagittal jaw relationships, respectively. Objective: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the reliability of ODI and APDI in overbite and Angle malocclusions, as well as assess their diagnostic reliability among males and females of different age groups...
September 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896418/effects-of-two-different-removable-functional-appliances-on-depth-of-the-posterior-airway-space-a-retrospective-cephalometric-study
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Jan Hourfar, Gero Stefan Michael Kinzinger, Luisa Katharina Meißner, Jörg Alexander Lisson
OBJECTIVES: Aim of the study was the comparison of treatment effects upon pharyngeal depth in patients treated with either (1) S-II-appliance or (2) Activator. METHODS: Pre- and posttreatment lateral cephalograms of 73 patients were analyzed using a customized set of measurements. According to predefined criteria, patients were either treated with S-II-appliance or Activator. Pharyngeal depth was assessed from cranial to caudal at six levels (P1 to P6). Paired t tests were used for intragroup and t tests for independent samples for intergroup comparisons...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893532/the-effect-of-hospital-volume-on-breast-cancer-mortality
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Rachel A Greenup, Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, Samantha Thomas, K Houck, Whitney O Lane, Rachel C Blitzblau, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether hospital volume was associated with mortality in breast cancer, and what thresholds of case volume impacted survival. BACKGROUND: Prior literature has demonstrated improved survival with treatment at high volume centers among less common cancers requiring technically complex surgery. METHODS: All adults (18 to 90 years) with stages 0-III unilateral breast cancer diagnosed from 2004 to 2012 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893098/vitreal-cytokine-profile-differences-between-eyes-with-epiretinal-membranes-or-macular-holes
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Souska Zandi, Christoph Tappeiner, Isabel B Pfister, Alain Despont, Robert Rieben, Justus G Garweg
Purpose: Cytokines play an important role in cell signaling in inflammatory and repair processes, also within the posterior segment of the eye. These molecules are thus implicated in the pathophysiology of several vitreoretinal diseases. In the present study, we compared vitreal cytokine profiles in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membranes (ERMs) and idiopathic full-thickness macular holes (MHs) without epiretinal membranes. Methods: Native vitreal humor was collected during elective pars plana vitrectomy for the treatment of macular pathologies (group 1: ERM; group 2: MH) from patients without any other ocular or systemic disease...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892914/the-effects-of-transformational-leadership-and-mediating-factors-on-the-organizational-success-using-structural-equation-modeling-a-case-study
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Ramin Ravangard, Sakine Karimi, Payam Farhadi, Zahra Sajjadnia, Nasrin Shokrpour
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of transformational leadership (TL) and mediating factors on organizational success (OS) from the administrative, financial, and support employees' perspective in teaching hospitals affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences using structural equation modeling. Three hundred administrative and financial employees were selected, using stratified sampling proportional to size and simple random sampling. Data were collected using 5 questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS 21...
January 2016: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891389/a-comparative-study-of-single-incision-versus-conventional-four-ports-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Tanie Natung, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Cholelithiasis is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract encountered by general surgeons worldwide. Conventional or open cholecystectomy was the mainstay of treatment for a long time for this disease. In the 1980s laparoscopic surgery revolutionized the management of biliary tract diseases. It brought about a revolutionary change in the basic concepts of surgical principles and minimal access surgery gradually started to be acknowledged as a safe means of carrying out surgeries...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888516/beyond-the-two-group-paradigm-in-studies-of-intergroup-conflict-and-inequality-third-parties-and-intergroup-alliances-in-xenophobic-violence-in-south-africa
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Philippa Kerr, Kevin Durrheim, John Dixon
Social psychologists typically conceptualize intergroup processes in terms of unequal pairs of social categories, such as an advantaged majority (e.g., 'Whites') and a disadvantaged minority (e.g., 'Blacks'). We argue that this two-group paradigm may obscure the workings of intergroup power by overlooking: (1) the unique dynamics of intergroup relations involving three or more groups, and (2) the way some two-group relationships function as strategic alliances that derive meaning from their location within a wider relational context...
November 26, 2016: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886726/what-fosters-concern-for-inequality-among-american-adolescents
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Erin A Cech
Understanding cultural beliefs about social and economic inequality is vital to discerning the roadblocks and pathways to addressing that inequality. The foundation of concern for inequality is laid during adolescence, yet scholars understand little about the factors that influence whether and how adolescents come to express such concern. Arguing that structural and cultural contexts are just as consequential as whether adolescents themselves are members of disadvantaged groups, I draw on four theoretical perspectives to identify factors that influence adolescents' concern for addressing inequality: the underdog thesis, intergroup contact theory, the education enlightens thesis, and ideological buttressing...
January 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885229/the-effects-of-the-employment-of-physical-therapists-and-occupational-therapists-on-the-gait-function-of-adult-day-service-users-after-1-year
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Yuta Hayashi, Shinnosuke Hato, Tatsuyuki Imada, Osamu Kobayashi, Tsutomu Abe, Takeshi Oonuma, Hiroyuki Shimada
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the presence or absence of physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in an adult day service on the users' gait function, and to generalize the format of an effective service aimed at the preventing the exacerbation of the gait function and at promoting self-reliance in activities and participation. METHODS: The study population included 830 elderly day service users (mean age, 83...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881752/female-monkeys-use-both-the-carrot-and-the-stick-to-promote-male-participation-in-intergroup-fights
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T Jean Marie Arseneau-Robar, Anouk Lisa Taucher, Eliane Müller, Carel van Schaik, Redouan Bshary, Erik P Willems
Group-level cooperation often poses a social dilemma in which joint action may be difficult to achieve. Theoretical models and experimental work on humans show that social incentives, such as punishment of defectors and rewarding of cooperators, can promote cooperation in groups of unrelated individuals. Here, we demonstrate that these processes can operate in a non-human animal species, and be used to effectively promote the production of a public good. We took advantage of the fact that intergroup fights in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus) are characterized by episodes of intergroup aggression with pauses in-between...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881313/effect-of-internal-hexagonal-index-on-removal-torque-and-tensile-removal-force-of-different-morse-taper-connection-abutments
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Thalisson Saymo de Oliveira Silva, Suyá Moura Mendes Alencar, Valdimar da Silva Valente, Carmem Dolores Vilarinho Soares de Moura
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The maintenance of the mechanical stability of implant-abutment connections is relevant to the clinical success of implant-supported restorations. However, the reduction in the conical area of abutments with an internal hexagonal index may result in a biomechanical disadvantage in Morse taper connections. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of an internal hexagonal index on the removal torque and tensile removal force of different Morse taper connection abutments submitted to thermomechanical cycling...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878835/first-line-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-patients-older-than-79%C3%A2-years-is-feasible-and-achieves-good-results-a-filo-retrospective-study
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Godelieve Meunier, Loic Ysebaert, Phi Linh Nguyen-Thi, Stéphane Lepretre, Anne Quinquenel, Jehan Dupuis, Richard Lemal, Thérèse Aurran, Cécile Tomowiak, Florence Cymbalista, Marie Sarah Dilhuydy, Annie Brion, Pierre Morel, Bruno Cazin, Véronique Leblond, Guillaume Cartron, Daniel Ré, Marie Christine Béné, Anne Sophie Michallet, Pierre Feugier
The mean age at diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is 72 years, with 22.8% of patients being older than 80 years. However, the elderly are underrepresented in clinical studies of CLL. We performed a retrospective study of CLL patients aged 80 years or older at the initiation of first-line therapy in hospitals affiliated with the French intergroup on CLL (French Innovative Leukemia Organization) between 2003 and 2013. Here, we describe the clinical and biological characteristics, treatment, and outcomes for 201 patients...
November 22, 2016: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875094/laparoscopic-radical-gastrectomy-for-resectable-advanced-gastric-cancer-within-enhanced-recovery-programs-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xia Mingjie, Zhang Luyao, Tang Ze, Zhao YinQuan, Wang Quan
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery programs have become an important focus of perioperative management. A few studies have demonstrated the efficacy of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS, which includes optimized pain control, restricted I.V. fluids, early initiation of postoperative oral feeding, and enforced mobilization) protocol in patients undergoing radical gastrectomy. We investigated the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic radical gastrectomy within ERAS programs. METHODS: In this single-center prospective randomized controlled trial conducted between September 2013 and August 2014, 149 consecutive locally advanced gastric cancer patients (T2-4, any N, M0) diagnosed by the CT scanning were allocated to either ERAS group (N = 73) or conventional pathway group (N = 76)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874937/impact-of-complete-and-incomplete-revascularization-on-short-and-long-term-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
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N Chen, J-Y Zhang, S-Z Yang, Y-D Li
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compared the impact of two main strategies of intervention against multivessel coronary disease (MVD), complete revascularization (CR) and incomplete revascularization (IR), on patients' quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 patients with multivessel disease were selected for this study. The diagnosis was confirmed by coronary angiography, and patients were divided in two different groups according to the type of revascularization method they received: (1) the complete revascularization (CR) group and (2) the incomplete revascularization (IR) group...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871711/comparisons-of-tooth-sizes-dental-arch-dimensions-tooth-wear-and-dental-crowding-in-amazonian-indigenous-people
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David Normando, Hellen Gabriela de Almeida Santos, Cátia Cardoso Abdo Quintão
INRODUCTION: Our objective was to assess tooth wear, arch dimensions, tooth sizes, and dental crowding in 4 remote indigenous villages on the Xingu River in Brazil. These populations have similar patterns of dietary habits and practice exclusive breast-feeding, whereas studies in human genetics show large intertribal genetic distances and low intratribal variations. METHODS: Dental casts of 107 subjects in the permanent dentition were evaluated. Tooth wear, arch dimensions, mesiodistal tooth widths, and the irregularity index of the incisors were obtained and compared using analysis of variance or the Kruskal-Wallis test (P <0...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867561/comparison-of-robot-assisted-esophagectomy-and-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Samina Park, Yoohwa Hwang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim, Chang Hyun Kang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare robot-assisted esophagectomy (RE) with thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE) for the treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: A total of 105 patients who underwent RE (n=62) or TE (n=43) due to ESCC were included in this study. Early postoperative outcomes and long-term survivals between the two groups were compared. RESULTS: The RE and TE groups were comparable in preoperative clinical characteristics...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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