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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454044/the-expression-patterns-of-vestigial-like-family-member-4-genes-in-zebrafish-embryogenesis
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Chang Xue, Hai Hong Wang, Jun Zhu, Jun Zhou
Transcriptional cofactor Vestigial-like 4 (VGLL4) was considered to take part in the early stage of development. Different from human, three paralogs of vgll4 were found in zebrafish, which were vgll4a, vgll4b and vgll4l. However, the expression patterns of the three paralogs during zebrafish development remains unknown. In this study, we used in situ hybridization to elucidate the temporal and spatial expression of zebrafish vgll4 paralogs during normal embryonic and larval development. Similar expression was shown in certain areas at similar stages for the three paralogs...
February 14, 2018: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453640/effect-of-semi-rapid-maxillary-expansion-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-5-month-follow-up-study
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Saimir Hoxha, Ecem Kaya-Sezginer, Filiz Bakar-Ates, Oğuz Köktürk, Ufuk Toygar-Memikoğlu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of semi-rapid maxillary expansion (SRME) orthodontic treatment on biomarkers and respiratory parameters in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and maxillary transverse deficiency. METHODS: Thirty children with OSAS were included in this study. Fifteen children were enrolled as control, and 15 children were subjected to SRME orthodontic treatment method for 5 months. Beside respiratory parameters, pharyngeal area, dental arch, and postero-anterior widths and the levels of OSAS biomarkers in serum and urine were measured...
February 17, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452197/essential-oils-from-origanum-vulgare-and-salvia-officinalis-exhibit-antibacterial-and-anti-biofilm-activities-against-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Niluni M Wijesundara, H P Vasantha Rupasinghe
In the present study, essential oils (EOs) extracted from oregano, sage, cloves, and ginger were evaluated for the phytochemical profile, antibacterial, and anti-biofilm activities against Streptococcus pyogenes. The broth microdilution method was used to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) of EOs. The minimum biofilm inhibitory concentrations (MBICs) were determined using MTT assay and fixed biofilms were observed through scan electron microscopy...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451037/esophageal-hiatal-hernia-risk-diagnosis-and-management
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Hai-Xiang Yu, Chun-Shan Han, Jin-Ru Xue, Zhi-Feng Han, Hua Xin
Esophageal hiatal hernia involves abnormal abdominal entry into thoracic cavity. It is classified based on orientation between esophageal junction and diaphragm. Sliding hiatal hernia (Type-I) comprises the most frequent category, emanating from right crus of diaphragm. Type-II esophageal hernia engages both left and right muscular crura. Type-III and IV additionally include the left crus. Age and increased body mass index are key risk factors, and congenital skeletal aberrations trigger pathogenesis through intestinal malrotations...
February 16, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447978/the-influence-of-procyanidins-isolated-from-small-leaved-lime-flowers-tilia-cordata-mill-on-human-neutrophils
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Monika E Czerwińska, Marta K Dudek, Karolina A Pawłowska, Anna Pruś, Maria Ziaja, Sebastian Granica
Linden flower is a wildly used plant material among patients in the treatment of common cold symptoms and mucosa inflammations. However, the structure and bioactivity of flavan-3-ol derivatives present in infusions from flowers of Tilia cordata have not been studied so far. The aim of current study was to isolate and identify main procyanidins present in the flowers of small-leaved lime and to evaluate their influence on the inflammatory response of human neutrophils ex vivo. The chemical structure of isolated compounds was established by 1D and 2D NMR experiments...
February 12, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447897/pattern-of-allergic-rhinitis-among-children-in-ekiti-nigeria
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Waheed Atilade Adegbiji, Gabriel Toye Olajide, Anthony Oyebanji Olajuyin, Shuaib Kayode Aremu, Akanbi Ganiyu Olusola
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a chronic and recurrent nasal condition. It is often neglected in children with late presentation. This study aimed at determining the prevalence, sociodemographic features, comorbid illnesses, complications and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis in the study institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective hospital based study of children with allergic rhinitis in Ekiti state university teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447802/effects-of-maxillary-protraction-appliances-on-airway-dimensions-in-growing-class-iii-maxillary-retrognathic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ye Ming, Yun Hu, Yuyue Li, Jinfeng Yu, Haojue He, Leilei Zheng
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess, through a systematic review and meta-analysis, the efficacy of maxillary protraction appliances (MPAs) on improving pharyngeal airway dimensions in growing class III patients with maxillary retrognathism. METHODS: An electronic search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and EMBASE was until September 2nd, 2017. The assessments of methodological quality of the selected articles were performed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445532/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-motor-neurone-disease
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REVIEW
Rebecca F D'Cruz, Patrick B Murphy, Georgios Kaltsakas
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease defined by axonal loss and gliosis of upper and lower motor neurones in the motor cortex, lower brainstem nuclei and ventral horn of the spinal cord. MND is currently incurable and has a poor prognosis, with death typically occurring 3 to 5 years after disease onset. The disease is characterised by rapidly progressive weakness leading to paralysis, fasciculations, bulbar symptoms (including dysarthria and dysphagia) and respiratory compromise. Respiratory complications arise as a result of weakness of upper airway (pharyngeal and laryngeal) muscles and respiratory muscles (diaphragm, intercostal and accessory muscles) leading to respiratory failure...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444997/efficacy-of-multicomponent-culturally-tailored-hiv-sti-prevention-interventions-targeting-foreign-female-entertainment-workers-a-quasi-experimental-trial
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Raymond B T Lim, Olive N Y Cheung, Bee Choo Tai, Mark I-C Chen, Roy K W Chan, Mee Lian Wong
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the efficacy of a multicomponent culturally tailored HIV/STI prevention intervention programme on consistent condom use and STI incidence among foreign Thai and Vietnamese female entertainment workers (FEWs) in Singapore. METHODS: We conducted a quasi-experimental pretest and post-test intervention trial with a comparison group. We recruited 220 participants (115 Vietnamese and 105 Thai) for the comparison group, followed by the intervention group (same number) from the same sites which were purposively selected after a 3-month interval period...
February 14, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444914/palatal-prolapse-as-a-signature-of-expiratory-flow-limitation-and-inspiratory-palatal-collapse-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Ali Azarbarzin, Scott A Sands, Melania Marques, Pedro R Genta, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, Ludovico Messineo, David P White, Andrew Wellman
In some individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the palate prolapses into the velopharynx during expiration, limiting airflow through the nose or shunting it out of the mouth. We hypothesised that this phenomenon causes expiratory flow limitation (EFL) and is associated with inspiratory "isolated" palatal collapse. We also wanted to provide a robust noninvasive means to identify this mechanism of obstruction.Using natural sleep endoscopy, 1211 breaths from 22 OSA patients were scored as having or not having palatal prolapse...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444844/the-stomatogastric-nervous-system-of-the-medicinal-leech-its-anatomy-physiology-and-associated-aminergic-neurons
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Karen A Mesce, Magda Alania, Quentin Gaudry, Joshua G Puhl
Blood feeding is an essential and signature activity of the medicinal leech species, Hirudo verbana Despite keen interest in understanding the neuronal substrates of this behavior, a major component of the nervous system associated with feeding has remained overlooked. In this study, for the first time, we report on the presence and characteristics of five stomatogastic ganglia (STGs) comprising the visceral stomatogastric nervous system (STN) of the leech. Although Hanke (1948) provided a brief report that a ring of three ganglia (not five) was associated with the cephalic ganglia, this information was never integrated into subsequent neurobiological studies of feeding...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444786/task-sharing-to-improve-the-prevention-diagnosis-and-management-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Leila Hussein Abdullahi, Inge Smit, Mark E Engel, David A Watkins, Liesl Joanna Zühlke
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality globally due to weak health systems in many countries. RHD can be effectively prevented and managed; however, RHD-related interventions have not been widely adopted in countries with severe human resource constraints. Task sharing is a recognised approach to personnel shortages that could prove effective for RHD and has, anecdotally, been attempted in a few settings. We propose a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol to assess models that use non-physician workers to expand access to, and quality of, RHD-related healthcare...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442012/effects-of-the-oligostilbenes-from-iris-lactea-pall-var-chinensis-fisch-koidz-on-the-adipocytes-differentiation-of-3t3-l1-cells
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Fan-Fang Tie, Guang-Xiang Luan, Wen-Na Zhou, Zhen-Hua Wang, Xiao-Bing Shi, Gang Li, Hong-Lun Wang
The dried seeds of Iris lactea Pall. var. chinensis (Fisch.) Koidz, an important traditional Chinese medicine, are regarded to have effects of clearing heat, eliminating dampness and pharyngitis and so on. It has been used in the treatment of jaundice, diarrhea, leucorrhea and carbuncles. Previous phytochemical studies of Iris species showed the presence of flavones, isoflavones, triterpenes and stilbenes. In our previous research, we isolated five known oligostilbenes, vitisin A, vitisin B, vitisin C, vitisin D, and cis-vitisin A were successfully isolated from Iris lactea for the first time...
February 1, 2018: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439537/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-the-prevention-of-aspiration-pneumonia-using-recommendations-for-swallowing-care-guided-by-ultrasound-examination
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Yuka Miura, Gojiro Nakagami, Koichi Yabunaka, Haruka Tohara, Hiroshi Noguchi, Taketoshi Mori, Hiromi Sanada
Prevention for aspiration pneumonia requires assessment of aspiration and adequate swallowing care. This randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound examination and recommendations for swallowing care for the reduction of aspiration and pharyngeal post-swallow residue as compared with standard swallowing care. Twenty-three participants were randomized to the intervention group and 23 to the control group. The intervention consisted of four ultrasound examinations during mealtimes and recommendations for swallowing care every 2 weeks during an 8 week period...
February 12, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438218/full-endoscopic-uniportal-odontoidectomy-and-decompression-of-the-anterior-cervicomedullary-junction-using-the-retropharyngeal-approach
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Sebastian Ruetten, Patrick Hahn, Semih Oezdemir, Xenophon Baraliakos, Harry Merk, Georgios Godolias, Martin Komp
STUDY DESIGN: A study of a series of consecutive full-endoscopic uniportal decompressions of the anterior craniocervical junction with retropharyngeal approach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction in patients with bulbomedullary compression using a full-endoscopic uniportal technique via an anterolateral retropharyngeal approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute or progressive myelopathy may necessitate direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction and odontoidectomy...
February 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437510/factors-predicting-hospital-length-of-stay-following-pharyngeal-flap-for-velopharyngeal-insufficiency
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Jerry W Chao, Michael J Boyajian, Richard L Amdur, Benjamin J Mitchell, Gary F Rogers, Albert K Oh
OBJECTIVE: Routine hospital admission following pharyngeal flap (PF) to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is the standard at most hospitals. Nevertheless, there is increasing resistance from third-party providers to approve stays longer than a "short stay" (23-hour) observation period. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate length of stay (LOS) and document potential influencing factors following PF. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437504/surgery-for-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-of-interventions-and-outcomes
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Catherine de Blacam, Susan Smith, David Orr
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review sought to evaluate the consensus in the literature regarding the surgical management of VPD and to determine whether a particular procedure results in superior speech outcome or less morbidity Design: A systematic review was carried out according to PRISMA-P guidelines. Systematic review software was used to facilitate 3-stage screening and data extraction by 2 reviewers. SETTING: University teaching hospital. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Studies that reported perceptual speech assessment or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients who had undergone surgery for VPD were included in the review...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435661/short-term-effects-of-cold-liquids-on-the-pharyngeal-swallow-in-preterm-infants-with-dysphagia-a-pilot-study
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Louisa Ferrara, Ranjith Kamity, Shahidul Islam, Irene Sher, Dan Barlev, Laurie Wennerholm, Fran Redstone, Nazeeh Hanna
Cold stimulation reduces airway compromise in adults with dysphagia. However, there is no sufficient evidence to support its use in the pediatric population. The primary goal of this pilot study is to assess the effect of cold liquid on the pharyngeal swallow mechanism in preterm infants with dysphagia. We hypothesized that thermal stimulation from cold liquid will decrease the risk of airway compromise in dysphagic preterm infants. Nine preterm infants with clinical symptoms of dysphagia were included. Video fluoroscopic swallow studies were used to assess the swallowing mechanism of each participant...
February 12, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431097/an-fgf-driven-feed-forward-circuit-patterns-the-cardiopharyngeal-mesoderm-in-space-and-time
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Florian Razy-Krajka, Basile Gravez, Nicole Kaplan, Claudia Racioppi, Wei Wang, Lionel Christiaen
In embryos, multipotent progenitors divide to produce distinct progeny and express their full potential. In vertebrates, multipotent cardiopharyngeal progenitors produce second-heart-field-derived cardiomyocytes, and branchiomeric skeletal head muscles. However, the mechanisms underlying these early fate choices remain largely elusive. The tunicate Ciona emerged as an attractive model to study early cardiopharyngeal development at high resolution: through two asymmetric and oriented divisions, defined cardiopharyngeal progenitors produce distinct first and second heart precursors, and pharyngeal muscle (aka atrial siphon muscle, ASM) precursors...
February 6, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428959/feasibility-of-salvage-selective-neck-dissection-after-primary-irradiation-of-pharyngeal-and-laryngeal-carcinoma
#20
Norhafiza Mat Lazim, Kahairi Abdullah, Baris Karakullukcu, Ing Bing Tan
INTRODUCTION: The concept of neck dissection (ND) in the management armamentarium of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has evolved throughout the years. Nowadays, ND becomes more functional. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study of 865 patients was performed at Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Hospital to investigate the feasibility of selective ND (SND). All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and larynx who received primary radiation and underwent salvage ND were included in the study...
February 9, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
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