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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914018/encapsulation-of-%C3%AE-sitosterol-in-polyurethane-by-sol-gel-electrospinning
#1
Musarat Amina, Touseef Amna, Nawal Al-Musayeib, Sami A Zabin, M Shamshi Hassan, Myung-Seob Khil
Pristine β-sitosterol or in combination with other phytosterols is utilized in an array of enriched commercial foods. Considering the presence of β-sitosterol in different functional foods and its potential role in prevention and cure of neurodegenerative diseases, the aims of our investigation were to encapsulate β-sitosterol in nanofibers and to estimate influence of β-sitosterol on proliferation of fibroblasts. Electrospun nanofibers have widely been used as scaffolds to mimic natural extracellular matrix...
December 2, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913995/adenoma-prevalence-and-distribution-among-us-latino-subgroups-undergoing-screening-colonoscopy
#2
Sumedha V Chablani, Lina Jandorf, Katherine DuHamel, Kristen K Lee, Pathu Sriphanlop, Cristina Villagra, Steven H Itzkowitz
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading malignancy diagnosed among US Latinos. Latinos in the USA represent a heterogeneous amalgam of subgroups varying in genetic background, culture, and socioeconomic status. Little is known about the frequency of CRC precursor lesions found at screening colonoscopy among Latino subgroups. AIM: The aim was to determine the prevalence and distribution of histologically confirmed adenomas found at screening colonoscopy among average-risk, asymptomatic US Latinos according to their subgroup and socio-demographic background...
December 2, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910122/one-stage-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-models-estimation-of-treatment-covariate-interactions-must-avoid-ecological-bias-by-separating-out-within-trial-and-across-trial-information
#3
Hairui Hua, Danielle L Burke, Michael J Crowther, Joie Ensor, Catrin Tudur Smith, Richard D Riley
Stratified medicine utilizes individual-level covariates that are associated with a differential treatment effect, also known as treatment-covariate interactions. When multiple trials are available, meta-analysis is used to help detect true treatment-covariate interactions by combining their data. Meta-regression of trial-level information is prone to low power and ecological bias, and therefore, individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses are preferable to examine interactions utilizing individual-level information...
December 1, 2016: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906991/association-between-history-of-dental-amalgam-fillings-and-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#4
Yung-Chuang Hsu, Cheng-Wei Chang, Hsin-Lin Lee, Chuan-Chung Chuang, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Wan-Yun Li, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Earl Fu
The impact of dental amalgam on the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still uncertain, although a positive association between dental amalgam and PD has been found in a few case-control studies. The patients with amalgam fillings restored between 2000 and 2008 were identified by using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. The same number of patients who had no new amalgam filling restored was matched by sex, age, and treatment date. Both cohorts were followed up from the treatment date until the date of diagnosis of PD, death, or the end of the year 2008...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904880/microbial-community-patterns-associated-with-automated-teller-machine-keypads-in-new-york-city
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Holly M Bik, Julia M Maritz, Albert Luong, Hakdong Shin, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Jane M Carlton
In densely populated urban environments, the distribution of microbes and the drivers of microbial community assemblages are not well understood. In sprawling metropolitan habitats, the "urban microbiome" may represent a mix of human-associated and environmental taxa. Here we carried out a baseline study of automated teller machine (ATM) keypads in New York City (NYC). Our goal was to describe the biodiversity and biogeography of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an urban setting while assessing the potential source of microbial assemblages on ATM keypads...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899610/malacards-an-amalgamated-human-disease-compendium-with-diverse-clinical-and-genetic-annotation-and-structured-search
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Noa Rappaport, Michal Twik, Inbar Plaschkes, Ron Nudel, Tsippi Iny Stein, Jacob Levitt, Moran Gershoni, C Paul Morrey, Marilyn Safran, Doron Lancet
The MalaCards human disease database (http://www.malacards.org/) is an integrated compendium of annotated diseases mined from 68 data sources. MalaCards has a web card for each of ∼20 000 disease entries, in six global categories. It portrays a broad array of annotation topics in 15 sections, including Summaries, Symptoms, Anatomical Context, Drugs, Genetic Tests, Variations and Publications. The Aliases and Classifications section reflects an algorithm for disease name integration across often-conflicting sources, providing effective annotation consolidation...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897260/corrigendum-combinatorial-nanocarrier-based-drug-delivery-approach-for-amalgamation-of-anti-tumor-agents-in-breast-cancer-cells-an-improved-nanomedicine-strategy
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Chandran Murugan, Kathirvel Rayappan, Ramar Thangam, Ramasamy Bhanumathi, Krishnamurthy Shanthi, Raju Vivek, Ramasamy Thirumurugan, Atanu Bhattacharyya, Srinivasan Sivasubramanian, Palani Gunasekaran, Soundarapandian Kannan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894456/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effort-reward-imbalance-model-of-workplace-stress-with-indicators-of-immune-function
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REVIEW
Pennie Eddy, Rachael Heckenberg, Eleanor H Wertheim, Stephen Kent, Bradley J Wright
OBJECTIVE: Despite considerable research into associations between the effort reward imbalance (ERI) model and various health outcomes over the past 20years, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the association remain unclear. Recently, ERI investigations have examined associations with immune sub-systems (e.g., leukocytes, cytokines and immunoglobulins). Synthesis of the amalgamated research evidence will aid clarity to this field of enquiry. We conducted a meta-analysis and reviewed the associations of ERI and over-commitment (OC) in the workplace with immunity...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891235/interaction-and-medical-inducement-between-pharmaceutical-representatives-and-physicians-a-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Shahrzad Salmasi, Long Chiau Ming, Tahir Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: It has been proven that the interaction between pharmaceutical representatives and physicians can directly influence the latter's prescribing behaviour. This meta-synthesis aims to explore the available studies regarding the nature of the interaction that takes place between pharmaceutical representatives and physicians. It highlights the different aspects of that interaction by investigating the reasons why these meetings happen in the first place, their benefits and drawbacks and their impact on patients' health and, ultimately, the health of the public...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889728/pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Akshay Kapoor, Vidyut Bhatia, Anupam Sibal
Background: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease is increasing in the pediatric population worldwide. NEED AND PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is paucity of high quality scientific data regarding pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Most of the guidelines are offshoots of work done in adults, which have been adapted over time to diagnose and treat pediatric patients. This is in part related to the small numbers in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and less extensive collaboration for multicentric trials both nationally and internationally...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889721/concept-of-health-care-counseling-for-pediatricians
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M Kc Nair, M L Leena, K Ajithkumar
Health care counseling (HCC) is a relatively new concept that amalgamates human biology, human psychology and medical sociology principles, and applies the same in real-time clinical situations. In India, there is a real paucity of trained mental health personnel, and hence counseling services are restricted to few departments. HCC is especially important for the child population, as the pediatricians need to partner the parenting responsibilities in different illness care settings covering the period from newborn to adolescence...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889605/posterior-composites-update-on-cavities-and-filling-techniques
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J Sabbagh, R J McConnell, M Clancy McConnell
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to examine cavity design for posterior resin composite restorations and to discuss various resin composite filling techniques. DATA: Literature with regard to cavity preparation for amalgam and resin composite restorations has been reviewed. An overview of available bulkfill resin composite systems is provided and a categorization of these systems according to their clinical application and their intended use is outlined. SOURCES: A literature search was carried out by the authors in Medline...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884616/mechanical-properties-of-contact-lenses-the-contribution-of-measurement-techniques-and-clinical-feedback-to-50-years-of-materials-development
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REVIEW
Tarnveer Singh Bhamra, Brian J Tighe
PURPOSE: This review summarises the way in which mechanical property measurements combined with clinical perception have influenced the last half century of materials evolution in contact lens development. METHODS: Literature concerning the use of in-vitro testing in assessment of the mechanical behaviour of contact lenses, and the mutual deformation of the lens material and ocular tissue was examined. Tensile measurements of historic and available hydrogel lenses have been collected, in addition to manufacturer-generated figures for the moduli of commercial silicone hydrogel lenses...
November 21, 2016: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881328/immunostimulatory-capacity-of-dental-casting-alloys-on-endotoxin-responsiveness
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Dessy Rachmawati, B Mary E von Blomberg, Cornelis J Kleverlaan, Rik J Scheper, Ingrid M W van Hoogstraten
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Oral metal exposure has been associated with systemic and local adverse reactions, probably due to elemental release from the alloys. Although supraphysiological concentrations of salts from dentally applied metals can activate innate cells through TLR4 (Ni, Co, Pd) and TLR3 (Au), whether direct exposure to solid alloys can also trigger innate immune reactivity is still unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to determine whether dental cast alloy specimens can activate innate cells and influence their responsiveness to bacterial endotoxin...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881201/review-feeding-conserved-forage-to-horses-recent-advances-and-recommendations
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P A Harris, A D Ellis, M J Fradinho, A Jansson, V Julliand, N Luthersson, A S Santos, I Vervuert
The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore adapted to eating plant-fibre or forage-based diets. Some horses are stabled for most or the majority of the day with limited or no access to fresh pasture and are fed preserved forage typically as hay or haylage and sometimes silage. This raises questions with respect to the quality and suitability of these preserved forages (considering production, nutritional content, digestibility as well as hygiene) and required quantities. Especially for performance horses, forage is often replaced with energy dense feedstuffs which can result in a reduction in the proportion of the diet that is forage based...
November 24, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878996/on-the-practical-interpretability-of-cross-lagged-panel%C3%A2-models-rethinking-a-developmental-workhorse
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REVIEW
Daniel Berry, Michael T Willoughby
Reciprocal feedback processes between experience and development are central to contemporary developmental theory. Autoregressive cross-lagged panel (ARCL) models represent a common analytic approach intended to test such dynamics. The authors demonstrate that-despite the ARCL model's intuitive appeal-it typically (a) fails to align with the theoretical processes that it is intended to test and (b) yields estimates that are difficult to interpret meaningfully. Specifically, using a Monte Carlo simulation and two empirical examples concerning the reciprocal relation between spanking and child aggression, it is shown that the cross-lagged estimates derived from the ARCL model reflect a weighted-and typically uninterpretable-amalgam of between- and within-person associations...
November 23, 2016: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874155/phase-down-of-amalgam-awareness-of-minamata-convention-among-jordanian-dentists
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Mohammad A Al-Rabab'ah, Mohammad A Bustani, Ameen S Khraisat, Faleh A Sawair
To assess the knowledge of Jordanian dentists toward phase down of dental amalgam as recommended by the Minamata Convention, and their training and competency in placing posterior composites.  Methods: This study was conducted through structured questionnaire interviews with randomly selected cohort of dentists in Jordan between March 2015 and June 2015. Out of 230 dentists who were invited, 196 (85.2%) agreed to participate. Dentists were asked if they know about the Minamata Convention. They were also asked about their training in placement of posterior composite...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866650/evidence-based-and-personalized-medicine-it-s-and-not-or
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REVIEW
Sahar Mokhles, Johanna Jm Takkenberg, Tom Treasure
Good clinical practice is an amalgamation of personalized medicine with evidence-based medicine in the best interests of patient. Hence, our title uses Boolean operators to indicate that it is [AND] not [OR]. This is the syntax of formal searching for systematic reviews, ensuring that all the evidence is found. Comprehensive evidence-based guidance can thus be formulated. Many residents and fellows around the world, and their chiefs, are now exposed to consensus documents, white papers, levels of appropriateness, and guidelines and are in many jurisdictions expected to comply with them...
November 17, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863694/titanium-posts-and-bonded-amalgam-core-longevity-a-22-year-clinical-survival-retrospective-study
#19
Martín Caserío Valea, Victor Alonso de la Peña
BACKGROUND: The authors conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the long-term (18-22 years) clinic results of titanium post and bonded amalgam core restorations with metal-ceramic crowns placed in patients. METHODS: From 1992 through 1996, the authors placed 88 restorations in 66 patients. They measured the ferrule effect in the minor dentin collar area. In 2014, the authors analyzed the following variables: ferrule length, length and thickness of the post, and tooth position...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858269/heavy-metal-pollution-in-soil-associated-with-a-large-scale-cyanidation-gold-mining-region-in-southeast-of-jilin-china
#20
Mo Chen, Wenxi Lu, Zeyu Hou, Yu Zhang, Xue Jiang, Jichun Wu
Different gold mining and smelting processes can lead to distinctive heavy metal contamination patterns and results. This work examined heavy metal pollution from a large-scale cyanidation gold mining operation, which is distinguished from artisanal and small-scale amalgamation gold mining, in Jilin Province, China. A total of 20 samples including one background sample were collected from the surface of the mining area and the tailings pond in June 2013. These samples were analyzed for heavy metal concentrations and degree of pollution as well as sources of Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Cd, As, and Hg...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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