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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675869/levator-avulsion-is-associated-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-23-years-after-the-first-childbirth
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Ixora Kamisan Atan, Sylvia Lin, Hans P Dietz, Peter Herbison, Peter D Wilson
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to ascertain the association between levator avulsion and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 195 women enrolled in a longitudinal cohort study and seen 20 years after an index birth. All had a standardized patient-administered questionnaire, the International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification assessment and 4D translabial ultrasound. Main outcome measures were objective POP clinically and on translabial ultrasound...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675427/transvaginal-bilateral-sacrospinous-fixation-after-second-recurrence-of-vaginal-vault-prolapse-efficacy-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-and-sexuality
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Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Marco Noventa, Pierluigi Giampaolino, Brunella Zizolfi, Salvatore Butticè, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Giuseppe Gullo, Diego Rossetti
Objective: Our aim was to study the efficacy of transvaginal bilateral sacrospinous fixation (TBSF) and its impact on quality of life (QoL) and sexual functions in women affected by second recurrences of vaginal vault prolapse (VVP). Materials and Methods: We performed a prospective observational study on 20 sexually active patients affected by second recurrence of VVP, previously treated with monolateral sacrospinous fixation. TBSF was performed in all the patients...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674814/bonding-effectiveness-of-self-etch-adhesives-to-dentin-after-24-h-water-storage
#3
Mouhamed Sarr, Fatou Leye Benoist, Khaly Bane, Adjaratou Wakha Aidara, Anta Seck, Babacar Toure
Purpose: This study evaluated the immediate bonding effectiveness of five self-etch adhesive systems bonded to dentin. Materials and Methods: The microtensile bond strength of five self-etch adhesives systems, including one two-step and four one-step self-etch adhesives to dentin, was measured. Human third molars had their superficial dentin surface exposed, after which a standardized smear layer was produced using a medium-grit diamond bur. The selected adhesives were applied according to their respective manufacturer's instructions for μTBS measurement after storage in water at 37°C for 24 h...
March 2018: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673691/laparoscopic-inguinal-ligament-suspension-with-uterine-preservation-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Chunbo Li, Huimin Shu, Zhiyuan Dai
OBJECTIVE: To introduce an alternative surgical technique of laparoscopic inguinal ligament suspension (LILS) with uterine preservation and evaluate its efficacy and safety for patients with severe pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: Between June 2014 and December 2015, 35 patients with symptomatic stage III or IV were treated by LILS with uterine preservation. The perioperative parameters including surgical time, blood loss, hospital stay and complications were recorded...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672997/sexual-activity-and-quality-of-life-in-japanese-pelvic-organ-prolapse-patients-after-transvaginal-mesh-surgery
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Manami Kinjo, Yasukuni Yoshimura, Yasuhide Kitagawa, Takatsugu Okegawa, Kikuo Nutahara
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate sexual activity and quality of life (QOL) after transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery in Japanese patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The objective cure rate and associated complications were also investigated. METHODS: The cases of patients who underwent TVM surgery were retrospectively analyzed. QOL was assessed using the Prolapse Quality of Life Questionnaire (P-QOL), and sexual function was evaluated using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) before surgery and 12 months after surgery...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672905/association-between-pelvic-organ-prolapse-types-and-levator-urethra-gap-as-measured-by-3d-transperineal-ultrasound
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Bence Kozma, Kindra Larson, Lauren Scott, Tina D Cunningham, Alfred Abuhamad, Robert Poka, Peter Takacs
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between pelvic organ prolapse (POP) types and levator-urethra gap (LUG) as measured by 3-dimensional transperineal tomographic ultrasound. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on 98 women with symptomatic POP. Three-dimensional transperineal tomographic ultrasound images and POP quantification coordinates were reviewed. Each vaginal compartment was staged for the degree of prolapse, and total number of involved compartments identified...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671695/are-atypical-things-more-popular
#7
Jonah Berger, Grant Packard
Why do some cultural items become popular? Although some researchers have argued that success is random, we suggest that how similar items are to each other plays an important role. Using natural language processing of thousands of songs, we examined the relationship between lyrical differentiation (i.e., atypicality) and song popularity. Results indicated that the more different a song's lyrics are from its genre, the more popular it becomes. This relationship is weaker in genres where lyrics matter less (e...
April 1, 2018: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671330/achieving-canadian-physical-activity-guidelines-is-associated-with-better-vascular-function-independent-of-aerobic-fitness-and-sedentary-time-in-older-adults
#8
Myles W O'Brien, Susan A Robinson, Ryan J Frayne, Said Mekary, Jonathon R Fowles, Derek S Kimmerly
Canadian physical activity guidelines recommend older adults accumulate 150 minutes of weekly moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Older adults who are insufficiently active may have reduced blood vessel health and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We tested this hypothesis in 11 older adults who did (7♀; 65±5 years; MVPA=239±81 minutes/week) and 10 older adults who did not (7♀; 68±9 years; MVPA=95±33 minutes/week) meet MVPA guidelines. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in the brachial (BA) and popliteal (POP) arteries, as well as, nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NMD; endothelial-independent dilation) in the POP were assessed via ultrasonography...
April 19, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669458/effects-of-dance-exergaming-on-depressive-symptoms-fear-of-falling-and-musculoskeletal-function-in-fallers-and-non-fallers-community-dewlling-older-women
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Elisângela Valevein Rodrigues, Luiza Herminia Gallo, Ana Tereza Bittencourt Guimarães, Jarbas Melo Filho, Bruna Cavon Luna, Anna Raquel Silveira Gomes
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a pop dance exergaming protocol on fall risk factors-depressive symptoms, fear of falling and musculoskeletal function-in community-dwelling, older female fallers and non-fallers. There were 47 community-dwelling older women assigned to the Intervention Group [fallers (n=10, 69.8 ± 4.3 years); non-fallers (n = 12, 68.9 ± 3.3 years)] or the Control Group [fallers (n = 12, 73.6 ± 5.4 years); non-fallers (n = 13, 68.7 ± 4.8 years)]. The Control Group maintained their lifestyle and the Intervention Group performed a videogame dance training three times per week for 12 weeks...
April 19, 2018: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668483/the-use-of-smartphone-in-medical-practice
#10
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Nada Pop-Jordanova, Mario Loleski, Sofija Loleska
In this review we present some data about the use of mobile phones in medical practice. The results of over hundred studies cited in PubMed during the last few years have been discussed. The article gives background connected with a project in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts referring to a personal mobile phone application named "Neurogame" which is currently constructed to evaluate motor skills related to attention and concentration in different samples of people.
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668479/mobile-application-neurogame-for-assessment-the-attention-focus-and-concentration
#11
Mario Loleski, Sofija Loleska, Nada Pop-Jordanova
Smartphones are ubiquitous, but it is still unknown what physiological functions can be monitored at clinical quality. In medicine their use is cited in many fields (cardiology, pulmology, endocrinology, rheumatology, pediatrics as well as in the field of mental health). The aim of this paper is to explain how the use of mobile application can help clients to improve the index of their focus, concentration and motor skills. Our original developed application on Android operating system, named "neurogame" is based on an open source platform to enable assessment and therapeutic stimulation, focus and concentration with the ability to monitor the progress of the results obtained in a larger number of participants (normal subjects as well as patients with different disorders) over a period of time...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668466/50-years-of-the-macedonian-academy-of-sciences-and-arts-1967-2017-and-48-years-of-publishing-the-journal-prilozi-contributions-of-masa
#12
Momir Polenakovic, Nada Pop-Jordanova, Zoran Gucev
Papers on medical subjects have been published since the first issue of the journal Prilozi in 1969, totalling a number of of 957 (nine hundred and fifty seven) papers have been published in Prilozi. Two hundred and twenty nine cover subjects on natural sciences and mathematics, and 728 (seven hundred and twenty eight) subjects on medical sciences. So far, 2017 No. XXXVIII-2, 622 (six hundred and twenty two) papers published in Prilozi are in Pubmed. Prilozi is published three times a year and it is covered by the following services: Baidu Scholar, Case, Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, Elsevier - SCOPUS, Google Scholar, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders), Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), Publons, PubMed, ReadCube, ResearchGate, SCImago (SJR), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDNet, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb WanFang Data, WorldCat (OCLC)...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667064/correction-to-formation-of-brominated-and-chlorinated-dioxins-and-its-prevention-during-a-pilot-test-of-mechanochemical-treatment-of-pcb-and-pbde-contaminated-soil
#13
Mengnan Lu, Tianwu Lv, Ying Li, Zheng Peng, Giovanni Cagnetta, Shouxiang Sheng, Jun Huang, Gang Yu, Roland Weber
The destruction of persistent organic pollutants(POPs) is a large challenge in particular in developing and emerging economies.
April 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666869/a-unique-tetranuclear-ag-i-complex-emitting-efficient-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-with-a-remarkably-short-decay-time
#14
Xue-Min Gan, Rongmin Yu, Xu-Lin Chen, MingXue Yang, Ling Lin, Xiao-Yuan Wu, Can-Zhong Lu
A novel tetranuclear Ag(i) complex, [Ag4(μ-DMPTP)2(POP)3][BF4]2 (Ag4N2P3), has been designed to achieve highly efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). Photophysical investigations show that the compound exhibits highly efficient TADF (Φ = 76%) and has a very short ambient-temperature TADF decay time of only 0.65 μs, corresponding to a radiative decay rate of k = Φ/τ = 1.2 × 106 s-1, a value belonging to the fast radiative rates in TADF materials.
April 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664952/the-effect-of-mood-state-on-visual-search-times-for-detecting-a-target-in-noise-an-application-of-smartphone-technology
#15
Toru Maekawa, Stephen J Anderson, Matthew de Brecht, Noriko Yamagishi
The study of visual perception has largely been completed without regard to the influence that an individual's emotional status may have on their performance in visual tasks. However, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that mood may affect not only creative abilities and interpersonal skills but also the capacity to perform low-level cognitive tasks. Here, we sought to determine whether rudimentary visual search processes are similarly affected by emotion. Specifically, we examined whether an individual's perceived happiness level affects their ability to detect a target in noise...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664854/efficiency-and-safety-the-best-time-to-valve-a-plaster-cast
#16
Samuel R H Steiner, Kirollos Gendi, Matthew A Halanski, Kenneth J Noonan
BACKGROUND: The act of applying, univalving, and spreading a plaster cast to accommodate swelling is commonly performed; however, cast saws can cause thermal and/or abrasive injury to the patient. This study aims to identify the optimal time to valve a plaster cast so as to reduce the risk of cast-saw injury and increase spreading efficiency. METHODS: Plaster casts were applied to life-sized pediatric models and were univalved at set-times of 5, 8, 12, or 25 minutes...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664135/clinical-outcomes-of-detrusor-underactivity-in-female-with-advanced-pelvic-organ-prolapse-following-vaginal-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery
#17
Tsia-Shu Lo, Sandy Chua, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Chuan C Kao, Chih H Lin
AIM: To determine the impact of vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery (PRS) on detrusor underactivity (DU) patients having advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: A retrospective study of patients who underwent PRS for advanced POP (POP-Q ≥ 3) with DU. Data regarding preoperative evaluation, surgical procedure, and post-operative management were collated. Patients were considered to have DU when detrusor pressure at maximum flow (Pdet Qmax ) was ≤10 cmH2 0 and peak flow rate (Qmax ) of ≤12 mL/s...
April 17, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663608/the-effects-of-hexachloronaphthalene-on-selected-parameters-of-heme-biosynthesis-and-systemic-toxicity-in-female-wistar-rats-after-90-day-oral-exposure
#18
Michal Klimczak, Adam Darago, Elzbieta Bruchajzer, Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Maciej Stepnik, Katarzyna Kuzajska, Anna Kilanowicz
Hexachloronaphthalenes (HxCNs) are the most toxic congeners of polychlorinated naphthalenes, a group of compounds lately included into the list of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This study presents the effects of 90-day intragastric administration of HxCN to female Wistar rats at doses of 0.03, 0.1, and 0.3 mg/kg body weight. The study examined selected parameters of the heme synthesis pathway, oxidative stress, hepatic cytochromes level, and basic hematology indicators. A micronucleus test was also performed...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660398/molecular-phenotypes-of-the-human-kidney-myoid-stromal-cells-telocytes-and-myoepithelial-cells
#19
M C Rusu, L Mogoantă, F Pop, M A Dobra
The connective stromal and epithelial compartments of the kidney have regenerative potential and phenotypic flexibility. A few studies have shown that cells appertaining to both compartments can exhibit myoid phenotypes. The purpose of our study was to investigate the myoid pattern of kidney and its association with the kidney niches containing stromal cells/telocytes (SC/TCs). We performed an immunohistochemical study using a panel of endothelial, myoid, mesenchymal and stem/progenitor markers, namely CD31, CD34, CD105 (endoglin), CD117/c-kit, nestin, desmin, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and the heavy chain of smooth muscle myosin (SMM)...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659435/frontalis-muscle-flap-versus-maximal-anterior-levator-resection-as-first-option-for-patients-with-severe-congenital-ptosis
#20
Ramón Medel, Salvador Molina, Luz Maria Vasquez, Josep Visa, Ana Wert, Charlotte Wolley-Dod
PURPOSE: To compare 2 surgical techniques (frontalis flap versus maximal anterior levator resection) as first surgical options for the treatment of congenital ptosis with poor levator function in patients younger than 2 years of age with a follow up of 10 years. METHODS: A retrospective study of 58 patients (71 eyelids) with severe ptosis and poor levator function who underwent frontalis muscle flap (FMF = 47) or maximal anterior levator resection (ALR = 24) for correction of their ptosis...
April 12, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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