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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079655/microarchitecture-of-schlemm-canal-before-and-after-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-in-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Alon Skaat, Michael S Rosman, Jason L Chien, Mark P Ghassibi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Sung Chul Park
PURPOSE: To characterize the in vivo effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) on the Schlemm canal (SC) in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one serial horizontal enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomograph B-scans (interval between B-scans, ∼35 μm) of the nasal corneoscleral limbus were obtained before and 4 weeks after SLT. Fifty B-scans in the overlapping regions before and after SLT were selected for analysis based on the structures of aqueous and blood vessels as landmarks...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076575/selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-as-an-initial-treatment-option-for-open-angle-glaucoma
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Ana Lúcia Freitas, Michele Ushida, Izabela Almeida, Diego T Dias, Syril Dorairaj, Fábio Nishimura Kanadani, Tiago Santos Prata
Although eye drops are frequently used as an initial treatment option for open angle glaucoma (OAG), side effects, and poor adherence, among others, may compromise treatment efficacy. In this scenario, laser trabeculoplasty is an interesting therapeutic option for open angle glaucoma cases. Commonly used for many years as a last alternative prior to glaucoma incisional surgery, laser trabeculoplasty has been changing its indication after the advent of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). In the current review, we critically evaluated the published data regarding the use of laser trabeculoplasty as a first treatment option for open angle glaucoma patients...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073035/criterion-validity-of-measures-of-perceived-relative-harm-of-e-cigarettes-and-smokeless-tobacco-compared-to-cigarettes
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Alexander Persoskie, Anh B Nguyen, Annette R Kaufman, Cindy Tworek
Beliefs about the relative harmfulness of one product compared to another (perceived relative harm) are central to research and regulation concerning tobacco and nicotine-containing products, but techniques for measuring such beliefs vary widely. We compared the validity of direct and indirect measures of perceived harm of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (SLT) compared to cigarettes. On direct measures, participants explicitly compare the harmfulness of each product. On indirect measures, participants rate the harmfulness of each product separately, and ratings are compared...
January 4, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067784/sailuotong-prevents-hydrogen-peroxide-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-induced-injury-in-ea-hy926-cells
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Sai Wang Seto, Dennis Chang, Wai Man Ko, Xian Zhou, Hosen Kiat, Alan Bensoussan, Simon M Y Lee, Maggie P M Hoi, Genevieve Z Steiner, Jianxun Liu
Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised three-herb formulation consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus designed for the management of vascular dementia. While the latest clinical trials have demonstrated beneficial effects of SLT in vascular dementia, the underlying cellular mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to assess the ability and mechanisms of SLT to act against hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂)-induced oxidative damage in cultured human vascular endothelial cells (EAhy926)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040851/impact-of-laser-pulse-duration-on-the-reduction-of-intraocular-pressure-during-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
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Spela Stunf Pukl, Brigita Drnovšek-Olup
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal tension glaucoma (NTG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), when performed with laser pulse duration of 1 ns compared with standard 3-5 ns. METHODS: Bilateral SLT with a 532 nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser was conducted in 30 patients (60 eyes) with POAG (n = 5), NTG (n = 2) or OHT (n = 23)...
December 31, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032402/a-systematic-scoping-review-of-speech-and-language-therapists-public-health-practice-for-early-language-development
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Clare Smith, Emma Williams, Karen Bryan
BACKGROUND: There have been calls for speech and language therapists (SLTs) to work within a public-health framework to support language development. Innovative practice is reported, but the range of services remains unknown. Furthermore, the potential impact of public health practice in speech and language therapy on early child development is also currently unknown. A new method in SLT research, systematic scoping reviews enable greater breadth of focus than traditional systematic reviews when identifying innovative practice...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995697/language-development-delay-and-intervention-the-views-of-parents-from-communities-that-speech-and-language-therapy-managers-in-england-consider-to-be-under-served
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Julie Marshall, Sam Harding, Sue Roulstone
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based practice includes research evidence, clinical expertise and stakeholder perspectives. Stakeholder perspectives are important and include parental ethno-theories, which embrace views about many aspects of speech, language and communication, language development, and interventions. The Developmental Niche Framework provides a useful theory to understand parental beliefs. Ethnotheories, including those about language development, delay and interventions, may vary cross culturally and are less well understood in relation to families who may be considered 'under-served' or 'hard-to-reach' by speech and language therapy services...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990376/management-of-glaucoma-in-pregnancy-risks-or-choices-a-dilemma
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REVIEW
Harinder Singh Sethi, Mayuresh Naik, Vishnu Swarup Gupta
The treatment of glaucoma in and around pregnancy offers the unique challenge of balancing the risk of vision loss to the mother as against the potential harm to the fetus or newborn. Most anti-glaucoma drugs (i.e. beta-blockers, prostaglandin analogues, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors topical and systemic, cholinergics, anticholinesterases, and apraclonidine) are considered category C agents and ophthalmologists are usually limited to treating patients with the category B drugs of brimonidine and dipivefrin...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979366/does-the-saline-load-test-still-have-a-role-in-the-orthopaedic-world-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Benjamin B Browning, Anthony V Ventimiglia, Anant Dixit, Emmanuel Illical, William P Urban, Julio J Jauregui
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of Saline load tests (SLTs) to evaluate extension of periarticular wounds into capsule in emergent settings. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature to evaluate the accuracy of the SLT in diagnosing penetrating joint injuries in the elbow, wrist, shoulder, knee, or ankle. RESULTS: The SLT values to determine knee arthrotomies vary from 73.8 mL to 194 mL with sensitivities ranging between 91% and 99% depending on the size of the laceration...
December 12, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977476/24-hour-intraocular-pressure-rhythm-in-patients-with-untreated-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-and-effects-of-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
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Florent Aptel, Cécile Musson, Thierry Zhou, Antoine Lesoin, Christophe Chiquet
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the 24-hour nyctohemeral rhythm of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with untreated primary open angle glaucoma using a contact lens sensor. To evaluate the effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) on the 24-hour rhythm of IOP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study conducted in a chronobiology center. Fourteen patients with primary open angle glaucoma underwent three 24-hour IOP measurement sessions after a complete wash-out of the medical treatment: before SLT and 1 and 6 months after, using the contact lens sensor Triggerfish (SENSIMED, Lausanne, Switzerland)...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965858/development-and-feasibility-of-a-swallowing-intervention-package-sip-for-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-the-sip-study-protocol
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Mary Wells, Emma King, Kate Toft, Fiona MacAulay, Joanne Patterson, Nadine Dougall, Nick Hulbert-Williams, Sally Boa, Eleanor Slaven, Julie Cowie, John McGarva, Patricia Gail Niblock, Julie Philp, Justin Roe
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can be severe and chronic. Dysphagia (swallowing problems) affects up to two thirds of patients undergoing combined chemoradiotherapy. Recent reviews suggest that prophylactic swallowing exercises may improve a range of short- and long-term outcomes; however, the importance of psychological and behavioural factors on adherence to swallowing exercises has not been adequately studied...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964733/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-health-warning-labels-on-smokeless-tobacco-products-in-four-states-in-india-findings-from-the-tcp-india-cohort-survey
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Shannon Gravely, Geoffrey T Fong, Pete Driezen, Steve Xu, Anne C K Quah, Genevieve Sansone, Prakash C Gupta, Mangesh S Pednekar
BACKGROUND: In 2009, after many delays and changes, India introduced a single pictorial health warning label (HWL) on smokeless tobacco (SLT) packing-a symbolic image of a scorpion covering 40% of the front surface. In 2011, the scorpion was replaced with 4 graphic images. This paper tested the effectiveness of SLT HWLs in India and whether the 2011 change from symbolic to graphic images increased their effectiveness. METHODS: Data were from a cohort of 4733 adult SLT users (age15+) of the Tobacco Control Project (TCP) India Survey from 4 states...
December 13, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941204/-lublin-the-capital-of-polish-speech-and-language-therapy-half-a-century-of-slt-education-in-umcs
#13
Tomasz Woźniak
Lublin is the capital of Polish speech and language therapy (SLT) and this fact is justified by both historical as well as support in evaluating the potential of science - research and teaching, particularly in connection with the activities of the Department of Logopedics/SLT and Applied Linguistics of University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska and Polish Logopedic Society. The article discusses the history of the formation of SLT in Poland, strongly associated with Lublin, and also presents Lublin SLT educational traditions and the current teaching and research activities of the Department of Logopedics/SLT and Applied Linguistics of UMCS...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940900/prevalence-and-correlates-of-late-initiation-of-smokeless-tobacco-in-us-firefighters
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Nattinee Jitnarin, Walker Sc Poston, Christopher K Haddock, Sara A Jahnke, Rena S Day, Herbert H Severson
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence rates of smokeless tobacco (SLT) use and late initiation among firefighters (ie, starting use as an adult after joining the fire service) are remarkably high, 10.5% and 26.0%, respectively. The purpose of this study is to examine characteristics associated with late SLT initiation in a sample comprised of male career firefighters from two large cohort studies. METHODS: We examined correlates of late SLT initiation in a secondary analysis of data combining the baseline evaluations of two published firefighter health studies with 1474 male career firefighters in the United States...
December 10, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931579/harm-and-benefits-of-salvage-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Q Xiong, T-T Geng, L He, H Gao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to compare salvage liver transplantation (SLT) and primary liver transplantation (PLT) in terms of the harm and benefits. METHODS: The authors searched Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from their dates of establishment to December 2015. Based on selection and exclusion criteria, 2 researchers screened the literature independently. The meta-analysis was performed with the use of the Review Manager software. Meta-analysis of the pooled standard mean difference (SMD) and odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated based on either a fixed-effects or a random-effects model...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928050/smokeless-tobacco-and-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-in-south-asia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zohaib Khan, Sheraz Khan, Lara Christianson, Sara Rehman, Obinna Ekwunife, Florence Samkange-Zeeb
: Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMDs) are chronic lesions or conditions characterized by a potential for malignant transformation. While recent meta-analyses show that smokeless tobacco (SLT) use is a risk factor for oral cancer in South Asia, there is a lack of pooled evidence regarding SLT use and the development of OPMDs. We searched Medline via PubMed, the Science Citation Index (SCI) via Web of Science, Scopus, CINAHL, Global Index Medicus and Google Scholar databases for relevant literature using a combination of keywords and MeSH terms...
December 7, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913619/the-caenorhabditis-elegans-nf2-merlin-molecule-nfm-1-non-autonomously-regulates-neuroblast-migration-and-interacts-genetically-with-the-guidance-cue-slt-1-slit
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Matthew P Josephson, Rana Aliani, Megan L Norris, Matthew E Ochs, Mahekta Gujar, Erik A Lundquist
During nervous system development, neurons and their progenitors migrate to their final destinations. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the bilateral Q neuroblasts and their descendants migrate long distances in opposite directions, despite being born in the same posterior region. QR on the right migrates anteriorly and generates the AQR neuron positioned near the head, and QL on the left migrates posteriorly, giving rise to the PQR neuron positioned near the tail. In a screen for genes required for AQR and PQR migration, we identified an allele of nfm-1, which encodes a molecule similar to vertebrate NF2/Merlin, an important tumor suppressor in humans...
December 2, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903956/global-burden-of-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-due-to-smokeless-tobacco-use-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Dhirendra N Sinha, Rizwan A Suliankatchi, Prakash C Gupta, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Naveen Agarwal, Mark Parascandola, Ravi Mehrotra
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and meta-analyse the studies investigating the association between smokeless tobacco (SLT) use and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality outcomes among adult users of SLT and estimate the number of attributable deaths worldwide. METHODS: Random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate the pooled risk of death due to SLT use. Population attributable fractions were derived and used to calculate the number of attributable deaths...
November 30, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895546/a-gaping-gap-smokeless-tobacco-control-in-pakistan
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REVIEW
Zohaib Khan
Oral cancer is second most common cancer in Pakistan and one of the major contributing factors to its high incidence is smokeless tobacco (SLT) use. 5.3% of Pakistan's youth are current SLT users. The World Health Organization requires the signatories of its "Framework Convention on Tobacco Control" to officially ban the sale of tobacco products to minors. We reviewed the Government of Pakistan's tobacco control, and related supporting policies, to assess how these address the issue of sale of SLT products to minors and found evident gaps in this regard...
2016: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894517/bilateral-choroidal-effusion-after-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
#20
F Hernández Pardines, J C Molina Martín, L Fernández Montalvo, F Aguirre Balsalobre
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an effective treatment to treat open-angle glaucoma with a low risk of complications. The case is presented of a 73 year-old woman with uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma who underwent selective laser trabeculoplasty in both eyes and developed bilateral choroidal effusion.
November 25, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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