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Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Luis Luengo-Machucaa
OBJECTIVE: To adapt and validate the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (REALD-30) for the Chilean population. METHODS: REALD-30 was translated to Spanish, piloted, and revised by experts. Demographics, oral health status, oral health-related quality of life, and health literacy were analyzed. Summary measures, internal consistency, reliability, and convergent and predictive validity were calculated. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha was 0...
March 2018: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Shenglin Fang, Zhao Zhuo, Xiaonan Yu, Haichao Wang, Jie Feng
The aim of this study was to determine the toxicological effects of excess iron in a liquid iron preparation (especially on intestinal barrier function) and the possible etiology of side effects or diseases caused by the excess iron. In study 1, forty male Sprague-Dawley rats (4-5 wk old) were subjected to oral gavage with 1 ml vehicle (0.01 mol/L HCl) or 1 ml liquid iron preparation containing 8 mg, 16 mg or 24 mg of iron for 30 d. Iron status, oxidative stress, histology (H&E staining), ultrastructure (electron microscopy) and apoptosis (TUNEL assay) in the intestines and liver were assessed...
May 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Gerhard Schmalz, Donya Douglas, David Douglas, Susann Patschan, Daniel Patschan, Gerhard A Müller, Rainer Haak, Jan Schmickler, Dirk Ziebolz
BACKGROUND: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and its association to oral health as well as AS specific parameters. METHODS: Patients with AS and a healthy control group (HC) were included and examined. The oral examination included decayed-, missing-, and filled-teeth index (DMF-T) as well as assessment of periodontal probing depth and clinical attachment loss to classify patients into healthy/mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Eva Cepova, Martina Cicvakova, Peter Kolarcik, Neda Markovska, Andrea Madarasova Geckova
BACKGROUND: Modification of health literacy (HL) is an important factor for improving and maintaining oral health. The aim of the study is to examine the association of HL with oral health-promoting behaviour (OHPB) and assess possible mediating effects of HL on the impact of socioeconomic status on OHPB. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey on the Slovak general adult population (N = 360, mean age 39) was conducted in 2014 and 2015. The association of HL (9 domains of the Health Literacy Questionnaire) and OHPB was analysed using logistic regression models adjusted for gender, age and educational level...
March 14, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Ronaldo Lira-Junior, Sigvard Åkerman, Björn Klinge, Elisabeth A Boström, Anders Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Analysis of saliva is emerging as a promising tool to diagnose and monitor diseases which makes determination of the salivary microbial profile in different scenarios essential. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of age, periodontal disease, sex, smoking, and medical conditions on the salivary microbial profile. DESIGN: A randomly selected sample of 441 individuals was enrolled (51% women; mean age 48.5±16.8). Participants answered a health questionnaire and underwent an oral examination...
2018: PloS One
Se-Ho Park, Sung-Hee Cho, Ji-Young Han
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the modified plaque score (MPS) for assessing the oral hygiene status of periodontitis patients. Methods: A total of 116 patients were included in this study. After evaluation of the Löe and Silness gingival index (GI), Silness and Löe plaque index (PlI), O'Leary plaque control record (PCR), and MPS, patients were randomly assigned to either a conventional tooth brushing instruction (C-TBI) group (n=56) or a professional intraoral tooth brushing instruction (P-TBI) group (n=60)...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
Shelley Macaulay, Martha Ngobeni, David B Dunger, Shane A Norris
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of GDM amongst black South African women, describe GDM-associated risk factors and clinical management, and evaluate the efficacy of the fasting plasma glucose reading in diagnosing GDM. METHODS: A cross-sectional screening study was performed. Pregnant women were recruited from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. A total of 1906 women underwent a two-hour 75 g oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks gestation...
March 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Matúš Kubák, Róbert Štefko, Miroslav Barták, Jaroslav Majerník, Tatiana Vagašová, Michaela Fedelešová
AIM: Cancer mortality distribution was investigated by detailed neoplasms groups, age, sex, marital status of deceased, and regions in the Slovak Republic, and examined how these determinants influence the odds of dying due to cancer. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of cancer mortality statistics registered in the Slovak Republic during the years 1996-2014. For this time period, data was available only on the underlying subgroups of cancer deaths, place of death, age, year, sex, and marital status...
December 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
Minoo Batooei, Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari, Zahra Basiri, Fatemeh Yasrebifar, Maryam Shahdoust, Azadeh Eshraghi, Maryam Mehrpooya, Sara Ataei
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress and Overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines are contributed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent which demonstrated analgesic effects in some studies. This study is designed to assess the effects of oral NAC as an adjuvant therapy on the clinical symptoms of patients with active RA. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 51 RA patients with active RA were studied in 2 groups, NAC group (27 patients) received standard treatment of RA and 600 mg NAC twice a day for 12 weeks and placebo group (24 patients) received the standard treatment of RA and placebo...
March 7, 2018: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
Nicole Delange, Suzanne Lindsay, Hector Lemus, Tracy L Finlayson, Scott T Kelley, Roberta A Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). No known studies evaluate the relationship between periodontal disease status and biomarkers of CVD risk in the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) population despite their disproportionately high rates of poor oral health and cardiovascular disease-related outcomes. This study compared levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP) across increasing severity of periodontal disease status among younger adults between the ages of 21 and 43 years...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Nada El Osta, Lana El Osta, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz, Robert Saad, Carole Abi-Ghosn, Martine Hennequin, Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin, Jihad Fakhouri
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The percentage of Lebanese older people has increased considerably. Given that Lebanese seniors are marginalized in the health policy-making process, we suggest a high social inequality in oral health that has not been studied so far. The purpose of our study was to describe and compare oral health status in a group of Lebanese older people according to their socioeconomic status (SES) MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were recruited from three different primary health care clinics in Beirut, Lebanon...
March 8, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Antonios Douros, Laurent Azoulay, Hui Yin, Samy Suissa, Christel Renoux
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are relatively new drugs used for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). However, there are concerns that their use may be associated with hepatotoxic effects. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of NOACs is associated with an increased risk of serious liver injury compared with the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in NVAF patients with and without prior liver disease...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
J Solbiati, J Frias-Lopez
The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in studying the human microbiome and its role in health and disease. The focus of those studies was mainly the characterization of changes in the composition of the microbial communities under different conditions. As a result of those studies, we now know that imbalance in the composition of the microbiome, also referred to as microbial dysbiosis, is directly linked to developing certain conditions. Dysbiosis of the oral microbiome is a prime example of how this imbalance leads to disease in the case of periodontal disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Elodie Pajot, María Teresa Muñoz Sastre, Etienne Mullet
OBJECTIVE: The study mapped French people's views regarding the acceptability of posthumous reproduction. BACKGROUND: Posthumous reproduction - the use of a deceased person's gametes for procreative purposes -is a controversial procedure because it involves a series of ethical issues, namely the surviving partner's rights to procreation, the emotional feelings and financial interests of other family members, and the government's interest in maintaining orderly inheritance rules...
November 2017: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
John W Barrington, Ryan N Hansen, Belinda Lovelace, Elaine A Böing, Morad Chughtai, Jared M Newman, An T Pham, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Michael A Mont
Postoperative pain remains difficult to control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). While various modalities have been used, they have been associated with several side effects. For example, opioids have many side effects including: sedation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, respiratory depression, and can lead to dependency. Recently, intravenous (IV) acetaminophen has been introduced as a method to manage postoperative pain. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative outcomes of TKA patients who received oral acetaminophen versus IV acetaminophen...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Marília Leão Goettems, Mariana Ourens, Laura Cosetti, Susana Lorenzo, Ramon Álvarez-Vaz, Roger Keller Celeste
This study aims to estimate orthodontic treatment need among 15-24 year-old individuals in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the association of occlusal traits with demographic, clinical and socioeconomic factors, considering a life course approach. A cross-sectional study using data from the First National Oral Health Survey in Uruguay was conducted. A two-stage cluster procedure was used to select a sample of 278 individuals in Montevideo. Household interviews and oral examinations were performed by six dentists. Dental Aesthetic (DAI) and Decayed Missing and Filled Teeth Indices (DMFT) were used to assess orthodontic treatment need and dental caries, respectively...
March 5, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
O Kokkola, A L Suominen, V Qvintus, R Myllykangas, S Lahti, M Tolvanen, K Sipilä
The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the efficacy of stabilization splint treatment on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) during a one-year follow-up. Originally, the sample consisted of 80 patients (18 men, 62 women) with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) who had been referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Oulu University Hospital, Finland, for treatment. Patients were randomly designated into splint (n = 39) and control group (n = 41). Patients in the splint group were treated with a stabilization splint...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Polly A Hulme, Kevin A Kupzyk, Gary J Anthone, Kimberly A Capron, Thang Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery patients who report physical or sexual abuse form a sizeable cohort that stands out due to psychological comorbidity. Their possible vulnerability to suboptimal weight loss remains of interest. Their risk for malnutrition due to inadequate oral intake following surgery is underexplored. OBJECTIVES: Study aims were to determine the effect of self-reported physical or sexual abuse in patients undergoing open biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) on (a) 3-year weight loss trajectories and (b) timing of feeding jejunostomy tube (J tube) removal...
March 6, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Moumita Dash, Moulima Maity, Arindam Dey, Hasina Perveen, Shamima Khatun, Lipirani Jana, Sandip Chattopadhyay
Arsenic consumption through drinking water is a worldwide major health problem. Management of arsenic intoxication with invasive, painful therapy using metal chelators is usually used as a conventional treatment strategy in human. In this present study, we examined the efficacy of oral administration of N-acetyl l-cysteine (NAC) in limiting arsenic-mediated female reproductive disorders and oxidative stress in female Wistar rats. The treatment was continued for 8 days (2 estrus cycles) on rats with sodium arsenite (10 mg/Kg body weight) orally...
2018: Toxicology Reports
Mengru Xu, Chao Yuan, Xiangyu Sun, Menglin Cheng, Yanyi Xie, Yan Si
BACKGROUND: The utilization of oral health services in children remains at a relatively low level in China. However, little is known about the utilization patterns and related factors. The objective of this study was to explore the patterns of oral health service utilization and to determine the related factors among preschool children in Beijing, China, based on the Andersen behavioral model. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 1425 preschool children aged 2 to 6 years was carried out in five kindergartens in Beijing, China...
March 6, 2018: BMC Oral Health
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