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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316002/the-impact-of-periodontal-disease-on-physical-and-psychological-domains-in-long-term-hemodialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gabriel Veisa, Alexandra Tasmoc, Ionut Nistor, Liviu Segall, Dimitrie Siriopol, Sorina Mihaela Solomon, Mihaela Dora Donciu, Luminita Voroneanu, Andra Nastasa, Adrian Covic
PURPOSE: Periodontal disease is a chronic infectious disease. Individuals with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) experience impaired quality of life (QoL) and low oral health. This is the first comprehensive study which aimed to explore the link between periodontal disease and quality of life, assessed with the Short Form 36-Item Health Survey in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In total, 101 patients (57 females) with ESKD were recruited from two Romanian dialysis centers...
March 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304128/the-thickness-of-the-adhesive-layer-increases-the-misdiagnosing-of-the-radiolucent-zones-and-restoration-replacement-indication
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Tatiana Tambara Fröhlich, Gabriel Ferreira Nicoloso, Tathiane Larissa Lenzi, Fabio Zovico Maxnuck Soares, Rachel De Oliveira Rocha
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of the thickness of the adhesive layer and demineralized dentin on the decision to replace composite restoration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty human third molars with occlusal preparations (Class I) were randomly assigned to eight groups (n = 10): adhesive system (Clearfil SE Bond [CSE] or Scotchbond Universal Adhesive [SBU]); the number of adhesive layers (one or two); and substrate (sound or demineralized dentin). A blinded examiner evaluated radiographs of each restored tooth...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303996/are-we-performing-a-lot-of-simple-nephrectomies
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Muhammad Akmal, Zahoor Iqbal Mirza, Badar Murtaza
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of simple nephrectomies for benign diseases and compare it with the frequency of nephrectomies for malignant diseases. METHODS: The observational study was conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from October 2008 to September 2011, and comprised patients undergoing simple nephrectomy for benign disease who were followed up for one year. This was compared to all the other urological procedures performed during the study period, including nephrectomies for malignant diseases...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300027/cystic-calculus-in-a-laboratory-housed-green-anole-anolis-carolinensis
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Leslie L Birke Ann M Cespedes Emma R Schachner And Simon P Lailvaux
An adult, male, wild-caught, laboratory-housed green anole (Anolis carolinensis) on a locomotor performance study was presented for anorexia. The anole exhibited a 26% weight loss and a thin body condition but was otherwise alert and active. Despitesupportive care, the anole's clinical condition deteriorated, necessitating euthanasia. Postmortem examination revealed a 4.5 mm × 2.5-mm cystic calculus, which consisted entirely of sodium urate. Here we describe the clinical findings and locomotor consequences of this disease in a green anole...
March 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299237/asymptomatic-urolithiasis-complicated-by-nephrocutaneous-fistula
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Marion Hamard, Gaël Amzalag, Christoph D Becker, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti
Asymptomatic spontaneous nephrocutaneous fistula is a rare and severe complication of chronic urolithiasis. We report a case of 56-year-old woman with a nephrocutaneous fistula (NFC) which developed from a superinfected urinoma following calyceal rupture due to an obstructing calculus in the left ureter. The patient was clinically asymptomatic and came to the emergency department for a painless left flank fluctuating mass. This urinoma was superinfected, with a delayed development of renal abscesses and perirenal phlegmon found on contrast-enhanced uro-computed tomography (CT), responsible for left renal vein thrombophlebitis and left psoas abscess...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294149/oral-health-in-relation-to-all-cause-mortality-the-ipc-cohort-study
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Margaux Adolph, Christelle Darnaud, Frédérique Thomas, Bruno Pannier, Nicolas Danchin, G David Batty, Philippe Bouchard
We evaluated the association between oral health and mortality. The study population comprised 76,188 subjects aged 16-89 years at recruitment. The mean follow-up time was 3.4 ± 2.4 years. Subjects with a personal medical history of cancer or cardiovascular disease and death by casualty were excluded from the analysis. A full-mouth clinical examination was performed in order to assess dental plaque, dental calculus and gingival inflammation. The number of teeth and functional masticatory units <5 were recorded...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288301/oral-health-assessment-of-a-group-of-children-with-autism-disorder
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Mariana C Morales-Chávez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to determine the oral status of a group of children with autism. STUDY DESIGN: An observational transversal study was carried out in 96 pediatric patients between the ages of 2 and 16 years old with a diagnosis of autism. The patients were assessed to determine the presence of caries with Index Caries (WHO criteria) and debris and calculus with the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index, as well as the type of diet they followed. RESULTS: It was established that 41...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283712/calculus-in-female-urethral-diverticulum-eroded-to-the-vagina
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Lucas Meira Abrahão, Luis Gustavo Morato de Toledo, Sandro Nassar de Castro Cardoso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282953/an-elimination-method-of-temperature-induced-linear-birefringence-in-a-stray-current-sensor
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Shaoyi Xu, Wei Li, Fangfang Xing, Yuqiao Wang, Ruilin Wang, Xianghui Wang
In this work, an elimination method of the temperature-induced linear birefringence (TILB) in a stray current sensor is proposed using the cylindrical spiral fiber (CSF), which produces a large amount of circular birefringence to eliminate the TILB based on geometric rotation effect. First, the differential equations that indicate the polarization evolution of the CSF element are derived, and the output error model is built based on the Jones matrix calculus. Then, an accurate search method is proposed to obtain the key parameters of the CSF, including the length of the cylindrical silica rod and the number of the curve spirals...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278430/fractional-order-gradient-descent-learning-of-bp-neural-networks-with-caputo-derivative
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Jian Wang, Yanqing Wen, Yida Gou, Zhenyun Ye, Hua Chen
Fractional calculus has been found to be a promising area of research for information processing and modeling of some physical systems. In this paper, we propose a fractional gradient descent method for the backpropagation (BP) training of neural networks. In particular, the Caputo derivative is employed to evaluate the fractional-order gradient of the error defined as the traditional quadratic energy function. The monotonicity and weak (strong) convergence of the proposed approach are proved in detail. Two simulations have been implemented to illustrate the performance of presented fractional-order BP algorithm on three small datasets and one large dataset...
February 22, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275513/extending-indications-of-micropercutaneous-nephrolithotomy-it-is-not-just-about-cracking-stones
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Arvind P Ganpule, Jaspreet Singh Chhabra, S B Sudharsan, Ankush Jairath, Mohankumar Vijaykumar, Ravindra Sabnis, Mahesh R Desai
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and results of using the MicroPerc™ micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy armamentarium (PolyDiagnost, Germany) for unusual indications unexplored using this modality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the MicroPerc™ system for stone clearance in three ureteric calculi, two bladder calculi, one case of urethral calculus, for antegrade biopsy in a case of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, for Deflux® (dextranomer/hyaluronic copolymer, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Uppsala, Sweden) injection in three cases of vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), and three cases of posterior urethral valve (PUV) fulgurations...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273061/neanderthal-behaviour-diet-and-disease-inferred-from-ancient-dna-in-dental-calculus
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Laura S Weyrich, Sebastian Duchene, Julien Soubrier, Luis Arriola, Bastien Llamas, James Breen, Alan G Morris, Kurt W Alt, David Caramelli, Veit Dresely, Milly Farrell, Andrew G Farrer, Michael Francken, Neville Gully, Wolfgang Haak, Karen Hardy, Katerina Harvati, Petra Held, Edward C Holmes, John Kaidonis, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Marco de la Rasilla, Antonio Rosas, Patrick Semal, Arkadiusz Soltysiak, Grant Townsend, Donatella Usai, Joachim Wahl, Daniel H Huson, Keith Dobney, Alan Cooper
Recent genomic data have revealed multiple interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans, but there is currently little genetic evidence regarding Neanderthal behaviour, diet, or disease. Here we describe the shotgun-sequencing of ancient DNA from five specimens of Neanderthal calcified dental plaque (calculus) and the characterization of regional differences in Neanderthal ecology. At Spy cave, Belgium, Neanderthal diet was heavily meat based and included woolly rhinoceros and wild sheep (mouflon), characteristic of a steppe environment...
March 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272584/-groping-in-the-dark-pain-that-goes-unheard-1
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D J F Lambregts-van Marrewijk
Even with pharmalogical support, it is always very difficult to carry out dental check-ups on a deaf-blind man with profound intellectual disabilities. The man cannot communicate pain. Further diagnostic measures and treatment are impossible while using only oral sedation. When caries and calculus are diagnosed, the man is treated under general anaesthesia. In this treatment session severe periodontal disease and peri-apical problems are also diagnosed. The legal representative of the patient is unavailable for consultation on changes to the pre-prepared preliminary treatment plan during the treatment session...
March 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264727/mixed-features-and-mixed-states-in-psychiatry-from-calculus-to-geometry
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Roger S McIntyre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262194/protective-effect-of-propolis-in-proteinuria-crystaluria-nephrotoxicity-and-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-ethylene-glycol-ingestion
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Nawal El Menyiy, Noori Al Waili, Meryem Bakour, Hamza Al-Waili, Badiaa Lyoussi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Propolis is a natural honeybee product with wide biological activities and potential therapeutic properties. The aim of the study is to evaluate the protective effect of propolis extract on nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity induced by ethylene glycol in rats. METHODS: Five groups of rats were used. Group 1 received drinking water, group 2 received 0.75% ethylene-glycol in drinking water, group 3 received 0.75% ethylene-glycol in drinking water along with cystone 500 mg/kg/body weight (bw) daily, group 4 received 0...
October 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261676/efficacy-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-distal-ureteral-calculi-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Eduardo Montes Cardona, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) as medical expulsive therapy (MET) for the treatment of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search strategy was conducted in the MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and Embase databases. Searches were also conducted in other databases and unpublished literature. Clinical trials were included without language restrictions. The risk of bias was evaluated with the Cochrane Collaboration's tool...
March 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261522/comparisons-of-the-diagnostic-accuracies-of-optical-coherence-tomography-micro-computed-tomography-and-histology-in-periodontal-disease-an-ex-vivo-study
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Jin-Young Park, Jung-Ho Chung, Jung-Seok Lee, Hee-Jin Kim, Seong-Ho Choi, Ui-Won Jung
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that may be useful for both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the periodontium. Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is another noninvasive imaging technique capable of providing submicron spatial resolution. The purpose of this study was to present periodontal images obtained using ex vivo dental OCT and to compare OCT images with micro-CT images and histologic sections. METHODS: Images of ex vivo canine periodontal structures were obtained using OCT...
February 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254082/ecg-artifact-cancellation-in-surface-emg-signals-by-fractional-order-calculus-application
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Nadica Miljković, Nenad Popović, Olivera Djordjević, Ljubica Konstantinović, Tomislav B Šekara
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: New aspects for automatic electrocardiography artifact removal from surface electromyography signals by application of fractional order calculus in combination with linear and nonlinear moving window filters are explored. Surface electromyography recordings of skeletal trunk muscles are commonly contaminated with spike shaped artifacts. This artifact originates from electrical heart activity, recorded by electrocardiography, commonly present in the surface electromyography signals recorded in heart proximity...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247667/-ultraminipercutaneous-nephrolithotripsy-in-treating-kidney-stones
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A G Martov, S V Dutov, A S Andronov
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL) is the recommended method of surgical treatment of kidney stones of size greater than 2 cm. Trends in the development of modern urology have been steadily toward less traumatic method to treat nephrolithiasis - minimally invasive PNL. The present work aimed to explore of the possibilities of one of the modern variants of minimally invasive PNL - ultra-mini-PNL in treating nephrolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients (mean age 45...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247656/-litholytic-therapy-for-urate-nephrolithiasis
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S Kh Al'-Shukri, M N Slesarevskaya, I V Kuz'min
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of ESWL combined with litholytic therapy in patients with uric acid kidney stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 59 patients with urate nephrolithiasis were observed at the Department of Urology, First Pavlov SMU of St. Peterburg. The patients were divided into two groups according to the treatment regimen. The study group comprised 30 patients who were administered litholytic therapy before ESWL. The comparison group included 29 patients with nephrolithiasis who underwent ESWL without prior litholytic therapy...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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