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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222337/assessment-of-dental-plaque-coverage-by-quantitative-light-induced-fluorescence-qlf-in-domestic-short-haired-cats
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Zoe V Marshall-Jones, Corrin V Wallis, Judi M Allsopp, Alison Colyer, Ian J Davis, Lucy J Holcombe
Dietary means of reducing plaque and calculus deposits are frequently sought for the maintenance of oral health in cats and dogs. In the development of such products sensitive, reliable, reproducible methods of measuring plaque and calculus are key. The aim of this study was to assess Quantitative Light-induced Fluorescence (QLF™) for the detection of dental plaque coverage in cats compared to the modified Logan and Boyce technique. The techniques were utilised in a crossover study, which compared two diets for their effect on plaque deposition in a cohort of 24 adult cats...
February 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221152/-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-pcnl-conditions-for-a-safe-performance
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Paúl Antonio Escovar Díaz, Paúl Ernesto Escovar La Riva, Fernando Paúl Rodríguez Escovar, María Elvira Escovar López, María Ximena Escovar López, Mario Ramón Campins Arias, Alejandro Franco
OBJECTIVE: To describe the PCNL technique addressing those conditions that enable us to perform the procedure with maximum patient's safety without losing focus on the objective of lithiasis resolution. METHODS: Based on our experience, accumulated with time, and the constant update of the endourological techniques we treat those issues in relation to PCNL from the efficiency, efficacy and effectiveness perspective. To consider them involves the successful performance of the technique, with complications prevention and taking cost-efficiency into account...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221144/-may-renal-lithiasis-be-really-prevented-new-trends-and-therapeutic-tools
#3
Félix Grases, Antonia Costa-Bauzá, Rafael M Prieto
Renal calculi are generally formed as a result of the combination of certain factors, some related to urine composition (concentration of lithogenic substances, deficiency of crystallization inhibitors, presence of heterogeneous nucleants) and others with renal morphology and anatomy (urinary tract stasis, low urodynamic efficiency cavities, morpho-anatomic deformations, renal papillary tissue lesions). In fact, the composition, macrostructure and microstructure of the calculus will clearly depend on the factors that have induced it...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214470/myopericytoma-in-urinary-bladder-a-case-report
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Takahiro Nagai, Toshio Kamimura, Kaoru Itou, Masato Fujii, Hiromasa Tsukino, Shoichiro Mukai, Yutaka Akiyama, Hiroaki Kataoka, Toshiyuki Kamoto
BACKGROUND: Myopericytoma is reported to occur mainly in the skin and superficial soft tissue of the extremities. In contrast, occurrence in the urinary bladder is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 75-year-old Japanese man who developed a submucosal tumor at the right trigone of his bladder that led to interference with the discharge of right ureteral calculus. No invasive growth was observed by magnetic resonance imaging. Transurethral resection was successfully performed; histopathological analysis revealed perivascular proliferation of spindle-shaped to oval-shaped, cytologically bland tumor cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210437/oral-manifestation-and-salivary-changes-in-renal-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Marieh Honarmand, Leila Farhad-Mollashahi, Alireza Nakhaee, Fahimeh Sargolzaie
BACKGROUND: Salivary changes in hemodialysis patients may result in various oral manifestations. This research intended to determine oral manifestations and some salivary markers in hemodialysis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 30 hemodialysis patients (the patient group) and 30 healthy individuals (the control group). Saliva urea and calcium levels and pH values of the participants were measured, and oral manifestations such as pale mucosa, xerostomia, halitosis, changes in the sense of taste, increased calculus formation, gingival bleeding, etc...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209007/cognitive-ability-as-a-determinant-of-socioeconomic-and-oral-health-status-among-adolescent-college-students-of-bengaluru-india
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Rekha Rao Karnam, Naganandini Samapth Kumar, Shruthi Eshwar, Shravani Deolia
INTRODUCTION: Levels of oral health and economic status are unequally distributed throughout the population. Inequality has multiple causes and that the effect of Socio Economic Status (SES) and demographic factors, on oral health is mediated through several factors. Association between cognitive ability and oral health had been demonstrated in older age groups but adolescents and younger adults have received relatively little attention in this field. AIM: To establish the role of cognitive ability as a determinant of SES and oral health status among adolescent college students of Benagluru, Karnataka, India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203009/-digital-imaging-fiber-optic-transillumination-difoti-method-for-determining-the-depth-of-cavity
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J L Yu, R T Tang, L Feng, Y M Dong
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the accuracy of the digital imaging fiber optic transillumination (DIFOTI) on diagnosis of caries lesions depth using DIAGNOcam system. METHODS: This experiment adopted self-matching design. Seventy-four extracted teeth (molar: sixty-six, premolar: eight) with one caries lesions in proximity which were not damaged in surface marginal ridge were selected. Dental calculus and dental stains were removed from the extracted teeth for standby application...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197029/stepwise-case-selection-using-guy-s-stone-score-reduces-complications-during-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-training
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Jiten Jaipuria, Manav Suryavanshi, Amitsinh P Desai, Sanjay Goyal, Kaushal Patel, Sandip S Parhad, Santosh K Subudhi, Chandrashekar V Rao, Satish P Kumar, Tridib K Sen
INTRODUCTION: Traditional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) training involved subjective award of cases to the trainee. We restructured this according to the Guy's stone score (GSS) such that each trainee stepwise completed 25 cases of each grade before progressing. This study compares the outcomes of training with traditional versus stepwise approach. METHODS: Four hundred consecutive cases equally distributed for two trainees in each group were compared in terms of complications (Clavien-Dindo), stone free rate (SFR), operative and fluoroscopy time...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183708/bladder-calculus-leading-to-acute-renal-failure-in-a-girl-child-a-rare-cause
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Madhusudan Patodia, Kuldeep Sharma, Satyanarayan Sankhwar, Apul Goel
A 10-year-old girl presented with acute renal failure (ARF) with a serum creatinine of 7.5 mg/dL. Imaging showed bilateral hydroureteronephrosis and a large bladder stone (75×55 mm). The large bladder stone was probably the aetiology of bilateral hydronephroureter and ARF as no other cause could be found. An open cystolithotomy was performed. Ten days after the surgery, serum creatinine decreased to 0.7 mg/dL. In this report, we highlight an unusual cause of renal failure.
February 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177110/oral-health-status-knowledge-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-attending-omdurman-maternity-hospital-sudan
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H M El-Mahdi Ibrahim, A M Mudawi, I A Ghandour
Good oral health is important in pregnancy but little is known about the oral health and knowledge and practices of pregnant Sudanese women. This cross-sectional study was conducted to address this gap. A sample of 420 pregnant women attending the prenatal clinic at Omdurman maternity hospital were interviewed and examined for caries and periodontal disease. The mean age of the women was 27.1 (SD 5.8) years, 52.4% had > primary school education and 7.1% were employed. Only 12% had a high level of oral health knowledge and 21...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169327/polarization-conversion-in-cubic-raman-crystals
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Aaron McKay, Alexander Sabella, Richard P Mildren
Nonlinear conversion of unpolarized beams to lower frequencies is generally inefficient in c((2)) materials, as it is challenging to achieve phase-matching for input ordinary and extraordinary beams simultaneously in the normal dispersion regime. Here, we show that cubic Raman crystals having doubly and triply degenerate (E and F type) modes provide a method for efficient nonlinear frequency downconversion of an unpolarized beam and yield a linearly polarized output state. Using Mueller calculus, optimal crystal directions for such polarization conversion are determined...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168226/does-the-use-of-bedside-ultrasonography-reduce-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-patients-with-renal-colic-a-pilot-study
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Yong Hoon Park, Ru Bi Jung, Young Geun Lee, Chong Kun Hong, Jung-Hwan Ahn, Tae Yong Shin, Young Sik Kim, Young Rock Ha
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding bedside ultrasonography to the diagnostic algorithm for nephrolithiasis on emergency department (ED) length of stay. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study was conducted from October 2014 to December 2014 with patients with acute flank pain. In the non-ultrasonography group (NUSG), non-contrast computed tomography was selected based on clinical features and hematuria in the urinalysis...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166076/bedside-ultrasound-in-the-emergency-department-to-detect-hydronephrosis-for-the-evaluation-of-suspected-ureteric-colic
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R Shrestha, R M Shakya, A Khan A
Background Renal colic is a common emergency department presentation. Hydronephrosis is indirect sign of urinary obstruction which may be due to obstructing ureteric calculus and can be detected easily by bedside ultrasound with minimal training. Objective To compare the accuracy of detection of hydronephrosis performed by the emergency physician with that of radiologist's in suspected renal colic cases. Method This was a prospective observational study performed over a period of 6 months. Patients >8 years with provisional diagnosis of renal colic with both the bedside ultrasound and the formal ultrasound performed were included...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154463/association-of-gingivitis-with-dental-calculus-thickness-or-dental-calculus-coverage-and-subgingival-bacteria-in-feline-leukemia-virus-and-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-cats
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Naris Thengchaisri, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski, Panpicha Sattasathuchana
Periodontal disease is the most common oral disease in cats. The objectives of this study were to determine the relationships between gingivitis and dental calculus thickness (DCT), or dental calculus coverage (DCC); determine the association of gingivitis scores and types of oral bacteria; and to evaluate bacterial co-infection in cats with periodontal disease. Twelve cats that were not infected with feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency viruses were enrolled in the study. Gingivitis, DCT, and DCC were scored and recorded...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142014/is-there-an-occupational-status-gradient-in-the-development-of-periodontal-disease-in-japanese-workers-a-5-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Koichiro Irie, Toru Yamazaki, Saori Yoshii, Hideo Takeyama, Yoshihiro Shimazaki
BACKGROUND: Development of periodontal disease (PD) may be affected by socioeconomic status. This study examined the relationship between occupational status and PD in a 5-year prospective cohort of Japanese workers. METHODS: In total, 19,633 participants had initial examinations at the Aichi Health Promotion Foundation, of whom 8210 participants aged 20 years or older did not have PD. Follow-up examinations were conducted for 3757 participants, accounting for 45...
February 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140479/physical-mental-and-cognitive-disabilities-in-relation-to-utilization-of-dental-care-services-by-nursing-home-residents
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Fidaa M Almomani, Wegdan Bani-Issa
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting dental care utilization among nursing home residents in Jordan. METHODS: A total of 221 subjects with a mean age of 62.4 years (121 males and 100 females) taken from among nursing home residents across Jordan were recruited and composed a convenience sample for this study. The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Tinetti Assessment Battery for gait and balance (TAB), Disability of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand test (DASH) were administered and oral health status was assessed for all subjects and examined as expected correlates of dental care utilization among nursing home residents...
January 31, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133487/upregulation-of-pdzk1-by-calculus-bovis-sativus-may-play-an-important-role-in-restoring-biliary-transport-function-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis
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Dong Xiang, Tao Wu, Cheng-Yang Feng, Xi-Ping Li, Yan-Jiao Xu, Wen-Xi He, Kai Lei, Hong-Jiao Cai, Cheng-Liang Zhang, Dong Liu
Intrahepatic cholestasis is a main cause of hepatic accumulation of bile acids leading to liver injury, fibrosis, and liver failure. Our previous studies proved that Calculus Bovis Sativus (CBS) can restore biliary transport function through upregulating the multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) in 17α-ethynylestradiol- (EE-) induced intrahepatic cholestasis rats. The regulation mechanism of CBS on these transporters, however, remains unclear. This study was designed to evaluate the possible relationship between the effect of CBS on transport activities and the regulation of CBS on the expression of PDZK1, a mainly scaffold protein which can regulate MRP2 and BCRP...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124529/the-percentage-of-resected-and-ischemic-volume-determined-by-a-geometric-model-is-a-significant-predictor-of-renal-functional-change-after-partial-nephrectomy
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Wei-Hsuan Huang, Chao-Hsiang Chang, Chi-Ping Huang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Po-Fan Hsieh I
PURPOSE: The percentage of parenchyma preserved plays a predominant role in predicting renal function after partial nephrectomy (PN). Currently there is no standard method to estimate preserved renal parenchyma. In this study we propose a formula of the percentage of resected and ischemic volume (PRAIV) determined by a geometric model and evaluate the relationships between renal functional change and PRAIV as well as other clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 71 patients who underwent open PN between January 2004 and April 2014...
January 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123732/a-giant-and-insidious-subphrenic-biloma-formation-due-to-gallbladder-perforation-mimicking-biliary-cystic-tumor-a-case-report
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Guwei Ji, Feipeng Zhu, Ke Wang, Chenyu Jiao, Zicheng Shao, Xiangcheng Li
Gallbladder perforation (GBP) represents a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication of acute cholecystitis. GBP is subdivided into three categories whereas the development of biloma is extremely rare. The present case study reports on a 40-year-old man with a 10-year history of calculus cholecystitis, who was referred to The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (Nanjing, China) for the surgical treatment of an emerging massive hepatic entity with insidious symptoms and normal laboratory tests...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114473/historical-perspective-on-the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-antibiotics-and-human-weight-gain
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Scott H Podolsky
In recent medical and popular literature, audiences have been asked to consider whether antibiotics have contributed to the rising obesity epidemic. Prominent magazines have stated that weight may be adversely affected by antibiotics that destroy existing microbiomes and replace them with less helpful ones. However, there is a long history of efforts to investigate the relationship between antibiotics and human weight gain. In the early 1950s, amid initial findings that low doses of antibiotics served as growth promoters in animal livestock, investigators explored the role of antibiotics as magic bullets for human malnutrition...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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