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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046025/-asthma-associated-oral-and-dental-health-repercussions-in-children-aged-6-to-12-years
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Juana Angélica Ramos-Ríos, Esperanza Ramírez-Hernández, Eliza Mireya Vázquez-Rodríguez, Francisco Vázquez-Nava
BACKGROUND: Asthma, which is characterized by mouth breathing and by the use of drugs for its treatment, affects between 1 and 30% of children and adolescents. There are only few studies reporting its impact on the oral cavity. OBJECTIVE: To find out the most common asthma-associated repercussions in 6 to 12-year-old children. METHODS: Cross-sectional, comparative, analytical study carried out in 2 primary schools from Coclique, Veracruz, Mexico, in 6 to 12-year-old children...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045969/-clinical-study-on-locking-plate-for-the-treatment-of-non-osteoporotic-complex-proximal-humeral-fractures
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X Li, F L Li, Y Lu, Y M Zhu, S Y Guo, Y J Li, C Y Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term results of locking plate used for the treatment of non-osteoporotic fresh three- and four-part proximal humeral fractures with at least 2 years follow-up. METHODS: The functional outcomes and the complications of non-osteoporotic three- and four-part fresh proximal humeral fractures treated with locking plate were assessed retrospectively. The active range of motion, the Constant score, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score, the visual analogue score (VAS) were employed to evaluate the postoperative shoulder function, and the radiographic images were taken to evaluate the neck-shaft angle of the proximal humeral and postoperative implant-related complications...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045953/-detection-of-large-deletions-in-x-linked-alport-syndrome-using-competitive-multiplex-fluorescence-polymerase-chain-reaction
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F Wang, Y Q Zhang, J Ding, L X Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of multiplex competitive fluorescence polymerase chain reaction in detection of large deletion and duplication genotypes of X-linked Alport syndrome. METHODS: Clinical diagnosis of X-linked Alport syndrome was based on either abnormal staining of type IV collagen α5 chain in the epidermal basement membrane alone or with abnormal staining of type IV collagen α5 chain in the glomerular basement membrane and Bowman's capsule/ultrastructural changes in the glomerular basement membrane typical of Alport syndrome...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045732/life-history-adaptations-to-seasonality
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Øystein Varpe
Seasonality creates a template for many natural processes and evolutionary adaptations. Organisms are often faced with an annual cycle consisting of a productive (favorable) and unproductive period. This yearly cycle along with other seasonal variations in abiotic factors and associated biotic interactions form strong selection pressures shaping the scheduling of annual activities and the developmental stages and modes of life through the year. Annual decisions impact trade-offs that involve both current and future reproductive value (RV), and life history theory provides the foundation to understand these linkages between phenology and an organism's full life...
October 16, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045690/clinical-characteristics-of-hospitalized-infants-with-laboratory-confirmed-pertussis-in-guatemala
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Varun K Phadke, John P McCracken, Jennifer L Kriss, Maria R Lopez, Kim A Lindblade, Joe P Bryan, Miguel E Garcia, Carlos E Funes, Saad B Omer
Background: Pertussis is an important cause of hospitalization and death in infants too young to be vaccinated (aged <2 months). Limited data on infant pertussis have been reported from Central America. The aim of this study was to characterize acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs) attributable to Bordetella pertussis among infants enrolled in an ongoing surveillance study in Guatemala. Methods: As part of a population-based surveillance study in Guatemala, infants aged <2 months who presented with ARI and required hospitalization were enrolled, and nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimens were obtained...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045626/primary-and-heterotrophic-productivity-relate-to-multi-kingdom-diversity-in-a-hypersaline-mat
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Hans C Bernstein, Colin J Brislawn, Karl Dana, Tobias Flores-Wentz, Alexandra B Cory, Sarah J Fansler, James K Fredrickson, James J Moran
Benthic microbial ecosystems are widespread yet knowledge gaps still remain on the relationships between the diversity of species across kingdoms and productivity. Here, we ask two fundamental questions: 1) How does species diversity relate to the rates of primary and heterotrophic productivity? 2) How do diel variations in light-energy inputs influence productivity and microbiome diversity? To answer these questions, microbial mats from a magnesium sulfate hypersaline Lake were used to establish microcosms...
October 17, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045623/the-influence-of-circadian-timing-on-olfactory-sensitivity
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Rachel S Herz, Eliza Van Reen, David Barker, Cassie J Hilditch, Ashten Bartz, Mary A Carskadon
Olfactory sensitivity has traditionally been viewed as a trait that varies according to individual differences but is not expected to change with one's momentary state. Recent research has begun to challenge this position and time of day has been shown to alter detection levels. Links between obesity and the timing of food intake further raise the issue of whether odor detection may vary as a function of circadian processes. To investigate this question, thirty-seven (21 male) adolescents (M age =13.7 years) took part in a 28-hr forced-desynchrony (FD) protocol with 17...
October 17, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045424/cats-and-owners-interact-more-with-each-other-after-a-longer-duration-of-separation
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Matilda Eriksson, Linda J Keeling, Therese Rehn
Little is known about the cat's (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related) before, during and after separation from their owner. Fourteen privately owned cats (single-housed) were each subjected to two treatments: the cat was left alone in their home environment for 30 min (T0.5) and for 4 h (T4). There were no differences between treatments in the behaviour of the cat (or owner) before owner departure, nor during the first 5 min of separation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045419/the-cost-of-mapping-trachoma-data-from-the-global-trachoma-mapping-project
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Guillaume Trotignon, Ellen Jones, Thomas Engels, Elena Schmidt, Deborah A McFarland, Colin K Macleod, Khaled Amer, Amadou A Bio, Ana Bakhtiari, Sarah Bovill, Amy H Doherty, Asad Aslam Khan, Mariamo Mbofana, Siobhain McCullagh, Tom Millar, Consity Mwale, Lisa A Rotondo, Angela Weaver, Rebecca Willis, Anthony W Solomon
BACKGROUND: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) was implemented with the aim of completing the baseline map of trachoma globally. Over 2.6 million people were examined in 1,546 districts across 29 countries between December 2012 and January 2016. The aim of the analysis was to estimate the unit cost and to identify the key cost drivers of trachoma prevalence surveys conducted as part of GTMP. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In-country and global support costs were obtained using GTMP financial records...
October 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044533/effect-of-nephrectomy-for-retroperitoneal-sarcoma-on-post-operative-renal-function
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Daniel B Kim, Richard Gray, Zhuo Li, Nabil Wasif, Sanjay P Bagaria
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical resection of retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) often involves removal of the ipsilateral kidney. We evaluated the long-term post-operative renal function in patients who underwent a nephrectomy as part of their en-bloc resection of RPS. METHODS: Retrospective review of an institutional database identified RPS patients who underwent nephrectomy for curative intent from 1990 to 2014. The primary outcome measured was chronic kidney disease (CKD) calculated by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044511/second-trimester-levels-of-fetoplacental-hormones-among-women-with-placenta-accreta-spectrum-disorders
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Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Yaakov Melcer, Ron Maymon, Eric Jauniaux
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and its free β-subunit (β-hCG) are exclusively synthesized by the villous trophoblast. α-Fetoprotein (AFP) is synthesized by the secondary yolk sac and fetal liver. Levels of both hormones differ between women with placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders and those with non-accreta previa.(1,2) Second-trimester maternal serum levels of AFP are increased,(1) and first-trimester serum β-hCG is decreased in women with PAS,(2) compared with those with non-accreta placenta previa...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044147/qtl-analysis-of-four-main-stem-bark-traits-using-a-gbs-snp-based-high-density-genetic-map-in-ramie
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Chan Liu, Siyuan Zhu, Shouwei Tang, Hongwu Wang, Xia Zheng, Xiaorong Chen, Qiuzhong Dai, Touming Liu
Ramie fiber extracted from ramie stem bark (RSB) is a highly important natural fiber, and therefore, RSB is an economically important plant organ. The genetic basis of RSB traits is poorly understood. In the present study, fiber yield and three RSB traits (bark thickness, bark weight, and fiber output ratio) were subject to quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis using an F2 agamous line population derived from two ramie varieties (Qingdaye and Zhongzhu 1). A total of 4338 high-quality single nucleotide polymorphisms were identified using the genotyping-by-sequencing technique and were subsequently used to construct a high-density genetic map spanning 1942...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044054/role-of-intravitreal-intracameral-antibiotics-to-prevent-traumatic-endophthalmitis-meta-analysis
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Thanigasalam Thevi, Adinegara Lutfi Abas
Traumatic endophthalmitis is a devastating condition that can occur following an open globe injury and result in loss of vision. The use of prophylactic antibiotics is empirical as most surgeons fear complications associated with the same. No systematic review has been performed in English on the role of intravitreal/intracameral antibiotics in preventing traumatic endophthalmitis. We searched for randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials comparing intracameral/intravitreal antibiotics with placebos on PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and Cochrane Library using keywords open globe/trauma/penetrating/perforating injuries endophthalmitis...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043925/filipino-therapists-experiences-and-attitudes-of-interprofessional-education-and-collaboration-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Michael Palapal Sy
For the past more than 50 years, the World Health Organisation has acknowledged through empirical findings that health workers that learn together work together effectively to provide the best care for their patients. This study aimed to: (1) describe the perceived extent of interprofessional education (IPE) experience among Filipino occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), and speech-language-pathologists (SLPs); (2) identify their attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration (IPC); and (3) compare their attitudes towards IPC according to: prior IPE experience, classification of IPE experience, profession, years of practice, and practice setting...
November 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043818/towards-the-elucidation-of-the-competing-role-of-evaporation-and-thermal-decomposition-in-ionic-liquids-a-multitechnique-study-of-the-vaporization-behaviour-of-bmimpf6-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-hexafluorophosphate-under-effusion-conditions
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Valeria Volpe, Bruno Brunetti, Guido Gigli, Andrea Lapi, Stefano Vecchio Ciprioti, Andrea Ciccioli
The evaporation/decomposition behaviour of the imidazolium ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMImPF6) was investigated in the overall temperature range 425 - 551 K by means of the molecular-effusion-based techniques Knudsen Effusion Mass Loss (KEML) and Knudsen Effusion Mass Spectrometry (KEMS), using effusion orifices of different size (from 0.2 to 3 mm in diameter). Specific effusion fluxes measured by KEML were found to depend markedly on the orifice size, suggesting the occurrence of a kinetically delayed evaporation/decomposition process...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043811/investigation-of-the-intra-and-inter-laboratory-reproducibility-of-a-small-scale-standardized-supersaturation-and-precipitation-method
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Jakob Plum, Cecilie M Madsen, Alexandra Teleki, Jan Bevernage, Claudia da Costa Mathews, Eva M Karlsson, Sara Carlert, René Holm, Thomas Muller, Wayne Matthews, Alice Sayers, Krista Ojala, Konstantin Tsinman, Ram Lingameaneni, Christel A S Bergström, Thomas Rades, Anette Müllertz
The high number of poorly water soluble compounds in drug development has increased the need for enabling formulations to improve oral bioavailability. One frequently applied approach is to induce supersaturation at the absorptive site, e.g. the small intestine, increasing the amount of dissolved compound available for absorption. However, due to the stochastic nature of nucleation, supersaturating drug delivery systems may lead to inter- and intrapersonal variability. The ability to define a feasible range with respect to the supersaturation level is a crucial factor for a successful formulation...
October 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043704/accuracy-of-two-dimensional-transvaginal-sonography-and-office-hysteroscopy-for-detection-of-uterine-abnormalities-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failures-or-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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Marzieh Shiva, Firouzeh Ahmadi, Arezoo Arabipoor, Mansoureh Oromiehchi, Mohammad Chehrazi
Background: We sought to compare diagnostic values of two-dimensional transvaginal sonography (2D TVS) and office hysteroscopy (OH) for evaluation of endometrial pathologies in cases with repeated implantation failure (RIF) or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was performed at Royan Institute from December 2013 to January 2015. TVS was performed before hysteroscopy as part of the routine diagnostic work-up in 789 patients with RIF or RPL...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043654/evaluation-of-selected-micrornas-expression-in-remission-phase-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-their-potential-link-to-cognition-depression-and-disability
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Marta Niwald, Monika Migdalska-Sęk, Ewa Brzeziańska-Lasota, Elżbieta Miller
Accumulating data suggests that miRNAs might play a major role in neuroinflammatory processes. Therefore, our study aimed to first estimate the levels of miR-155, miR-326, and miR-301a in serum of RR-MS patients in the remission phase and then compare the levels of the examined miRNAs at different times after relapse. In this study, 36 RR-MS patients in the remission phase took part. We analyzed two subgroups of RR-MS: one, 1 to 2 months after completing steroid treatment during relapse (post-acute; n = 13) and the other, over 2 years without any relapse (stable; n = 23)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043598/anti-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-activities-of-pratensein-and-pratensein-glycoside-from-alhaji-maurorum-and-its-parasite-cuscuta-kotchiana
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Mandana Behbahani
OBJECTIVE: To test the anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) activity of pure compounds isolated from aerial part extracts of Alhaji maurorum and its parasite Cuscuta kotchiana. METHODS: The anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2 activities of these extracts were performed by use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay and high pure viral nucleic acid kit. The most active fractions against HIV-1 were detected by nuclear magnetic resonance as pratensein and pratensein glycoside respectively in A...
October 18, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043589/assessment-of-filtration-efficiency-and-physiological-responses-of-selected-plant-species-to-indoor-air-pollutants-toluene-and-2-ethylhexanol-under-chamber-conditions
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Vanessa Hörmann, Klaus-Reinhard Brenske, Christian Ulrichs
Three common plant species (Dieffenbachia maculata, Spathiphyllum wallisii, and Asparagus densiflorus) were tested against their capacity to remove the air pollutants toluene (20.0 mg m(-3)) and 2-ethylhexanol (14.6 mg m(-3)) under light or under dark in chamber experiments of 48-h duration. Results revealed only limited pollutant filtration capabilities and indicate that aerial plant parts of the tested species are only of limited value for indoor air quality improvement. The removal rate constant ranged for toluene from 3...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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