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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035094/doktor-kot-doktor-sla%C3%A2-%C3%A2-book-doctors-plant-doctors-and-the-segmentation-of-the-medical-market-place-in-meghalaya-northeast-india
#1
Sandra Albert, John Porter, Judith Green
Despite decades of research on India's plural health care market, the practices of many local health traditions outside the allopathic and codified traditions are under-studied. Drawing on interview and observational data, this paper explores the space in which indigenous traditional Khasi healers in Meghalaya state, northeast India, practice. Khasi indigenous healers describe themselves as doktor sla, plant doctors, to distinguish themselves from doktor kot, or book doctors. This distinction operates as a rhetorical resource, utilised to carve a distinct sphere of expertise in relation to the allopathic sector, and to mark claims for the specifically local appropriateness of traditional practices within a shifting market of state-sponsored provision...
October 16, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033933/monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-plasma-from-soluble-leishmania-antigen-stimulated-whole-blood-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-the-cellular-immune-response-to-leishmania-infantum
#2
Ana V Ibarra-Meneses, Carmen Sanchez, Jorge Alvar, Javier Moreno, Eugenia Carrillo
New biomarkers are needed to identify asymptomatic Leishmania infection as well as immunity following vaccination or treatment. With the aim of finding a robust biomarker to assess an effective cellular immune response, monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) was examined in plasma from soluble Leishmania antigen (SLA)-stimulated whole blood collected from subjects living in a Leishmania infantum-endemic area. MCP-1, expressed 110 times more strongly than IL-2, identified 87.5% of asymptomatic subjects and verified some asymptomatic subjects close to the cutoff...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032176/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-marginal-and-internal-fit-of-3d-printed-interim-restorations-fabricated-on-different-finish-line-designs
#3
Nawal Alharbi, Saud Alharbi, Vincent M J I Cuijpers, Reham B Osman, Daniel Wismeijer
PurposeTo evaluate the influence of fabrication method and finish line design on marginal and internal fit of full-coverage interim restorations. MethodsFour typodont models of maxillary central-incisor were prepared for full-coverage restorations. Four groups were defined; knife-edge (KE), chamfer (C), rounded-shoulder (RS), rounded-shoulder with bevel (RSB). All preparations were digitally scanned. A total of 80 restorations were fabricated; 20 per group (SLA/3D-printed n=10, milled n=10). All restorations were positioned on the master die and scanned using micro-computed tomography...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022842/the-effect-of-strontium-loaded-rough-titanium-surface-on-early-osseointegration
#4
Jiang Huanhuan, Hao Pengjie, Xu Sheng, Wang Binchen, Shu Li
It is not clear whether surface bioactive chemistry plays an important role in the early osseointegration of micro-structured titanium implants that have the same surface topography at the micrometer and submicrometer scales. In this study, magnetron sputtering methodology was employed for the preparation of Sr coating on sandblasted and acid-etched (SLA) titanium implant without changing the surface characteristics. The study of the surface morphology of the coating was carried out with the use of scanning electron microscopy, and the chemical composition of the surface was examined by X-ray energy-dispersive spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972812/antimicrobial-effects-of-three-different-treatment-modalities-on-dental-implant-surfaces
#5
Olav Inge Larsen, Morten Enersen, Anne Karin Kristoffersen, Ann Wennerberg, Dagmar F Bunæs, Stein Atle Lie, Knut N Leknes
Resolution of peri-implant inflammation and re-osseointegration of peri-implantitis affected dental implants seem to be dependent on bacterial decontamination. The aims of the this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of three different instrumentations on a micro-textured dental implant surface contaminated with an avirulent or a virulent Porphyromonas gingivalis strain and to determine alterations to the implant surface following instrumentation. Forty-five dental implants (Straumann SLA) were allocated to three treatment groups: Er:YAG laser, chitosan brush, and titanium curette (10 implants each), a positive (10 implants) and a negative (five implants) control...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969786/use-of-an-interferon-gamma-release-assay-igra-to-test-t-cell-responsiveness-to-soluble-leishmania-infantum-antigen-in-whole-blood-of-dogs-from-endemic-areas
#6
Lilia Zribi, Amel F El-Goulli, Meriem Ben-Abid, Mohamed Gharbi, Ines Ben-Sghaier, Imed Boufaden, Karim Aoun, Aïda Bouratbine
Interferon-Gamma (IFN-γ) Release Assays (IGRAs) are easy tests that allow rapid screening of primed memory T-cells immunity in response to antigen. The aim of this study was to use IGRA to assess IFN-γ release in response to Soluble Leishmania infantum antigen (SLA) in whole blood of dogs living in endemic area of visceral leishmaniasis and to interpret IGRA results according to clinical examination, specific anti-Leishmania humoral response and presence of L. infantum DNA in blood. The study was carried out on 56 dogs living in greater Tunis area...
November 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964596/mri-guided-stereotactic-laser-ablation-for-epilepsy-surgery-promising-preliminary-results-for-cognitive-outcome
#7
Daniel L Drane
Cognitive outcome data are reviewed with respect to the use of magnetic-resonance guided stereotactic laser ablation (SLA) as an epilepsy surgical procedure, with comparisons drawn to traditional open resection procedures. Cognitive outcome with stereotactic laser amygdalohippocampotomy (SLAH) appears better than open resection for several functions dependent on extra-mesial temporal lobe (TL) structures, including category-related naming, verbal fluency, and object/familiar person recognition. Preliminary data suggests episodic, declarative verbal memory can decline following SLAH in the language dominant hemisphere, although early findings suggest comparable or even superior outcomes compared with open resection...
September 23, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963929/evaluation-of-the-adjuvant-effect-of-agonists-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-7-8-in-a-vaccine-against-leishmaniasis-in-balb-c-mice
#8
Mosayeb Rostamian, Hamid M Niknam
There is no effective vaccine against human leishmaniasis. Achieving successful vaccines seems to need powerful adjuvants. Separate or combined use of toll like receptor (TLR) agonists as adjuvant is a promising approach in Leishmania vaccine research. In present study, we evaluated adjuvant effect of separate or combined use of a TLR7/8 agonist, R848 and a TLR4 agonist, monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) beside soluble Leishmania antigen (SLA) in BALB/c mice. Mice were vaccinated three times by SLA with separate or combined TLR7/8 and TLR4 agonists and were then challenged by Leishmania major...
September 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953804/guidelines-for-individual-and-group-psychodynamic-psychotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-persons-diagnosed-with-psychosis-and-or-schizophrenia
#9
Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić, Branka Restek Petrović, Ivan Urlić, Majda Grah, Nina Mayer, Dubravka Stijačić, Tihana Jendričko, Sanja Martić-Biočina
The hereby presented guidelines for the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy are based on references and research in the field of individual and group therapy and they refer to psychotherapy for patients suffering from the first psychotic episode, schizophrenia, schizoaffective psychosis, bipolar disorder and paranoid psychosis. The aim was to provide an overview of present literature and to give recommendations based on current knowledge. Clinical experience and research of the outcomes of psychodynamic psychotherapy encourage positioning of such treatments among recommendations for treating various mental disorders, as well as in the field of psychotherapy of patients with psychotic disorders (PD)...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952290/study-of-gsk3b-inhibitors-sb415286-and-sb216763-to-improve-osteoblastic-differentiation-on-microstructured-titanium
#10
S Lumetti, E Calciolari, L Parisi, A Toffoli, S Mazzotta, S Ferrillo, G Ierardo, G M Macaluso, C Galli, E Manfredi
Rough titanium surfaces enhance cell response to activation of Wnt canonical signalling, a pathway required for osteoblast differentiation. The present study investigated the effects of GSK3β-inhibitors SB216763 and SB415286 on osteoblastic differentiation on titanium surfaces with different topography and wettability. Osteoblastic MC3T3 cells were plated on smooth (Pickled), sand-blasted/acid-etched (SLA) or hyper hydrophilic SLA (modSLA) titanium discs and transfected with a reporter vector sys-tem for Wnt canonical signalling...
July 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948854/in-vitro-evaluation-of-archaeosome-vehicles-for-transdermal-vaccine-delivery
#11
Yimei Jia, Michael J McCluskie, Dongling Zhang, Robert Monette, Umar Iqbal, Maria Moreno, Janelle Sauvageau, Dean Williams, Lise Deschatelets, Zygmunt J Jakubek, Lakshmi Krishnan
Archaeosomes composed of archaeal total polar lipids (TPL) or semi-synthetic analog vesicles have been used as vaccine adjuvants and delivery systems in animal models for many years. Typically administered by intramuscular or subcutaneous injections, archaeosomes can induce robust, long-lasting humoral and cell-mediated immune responses against entrapped antigens and provide protection in murine models of infectious disease and cancer. Herein, we evaluated various archaeosomes for transdermal delivery, since this route may help eliminate needle-stick injuries and needle re-use, and therefore increase patient compliance...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948009/inter-and-intrapopulation-variation-in-the-response-of-tree-seedlings-to-drought-physiological-adjustments-based-on-geographical-origin-water-supply-and-species
#12
Felipe S Carevic, José Delatorre-Herrera, José Delatorre-Castillo
Initiatives to restore natural ecosystems have had little success in arid and hyperarid ecosystems. In this context, the natural seedling establishment is particularly affected by drought patterns and climatic variability. Likewise, the effect of plant provenance on forest restoration success remains unclear, although previous studies have concluded that some seed locations might be better able to tolerate water stress. In this study, we examined the physiological mechanisms involved in the drought stress resistance of Prosopis tamarugo and Prosopis alba seedlings from different arid and hyperarid locations of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile...
September 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945699/effects-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-polyetheretherketone-coated-sandblasted-large-grit-and-acid-etched-implants-on-inflammatory-cytokines-and-osseointegration-in-a-peri-implantitis-model-in-beagle-dogs
#13
Hua-Wei Yang, Xiao-Shan Tang, Zhuo-Wei Tian, Yang Wang, Wen-Yi Yang, Jing-Zhou Hu
BACKGROUND This study explored the effects of nano-hydroxyapatite/polyetheretherketone (n-HA/PEEK)- coated sandblasted, large-grit, and acid-etched (SLA) implants on inflammatory cytokines and osseointegration in peri-implantitis model beagle dogs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Peri-implantitis models were established. Eight beagle dogs were randomly and evenly assigned into SLA tied, SLA + n-HA/PEEK tied, SLA untied, or SLA + n-HA/PEEK untied groups. A special periodontal probe was used to detect the plaque index (PLI), probing depth (PD), and modified Sulcus Bleeding Index (mSBI)...
September 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938057/outbreak-of-drepanopeziza-fungus-in-aspen-forests-and-variation-in-stand-susceptibility-leaf-functional-traits-compensatory-growth-and-phenology
#14
Anson C Call, Samuel B St Clair
In the spring of 2015, a severe outbreak of the necrotrophic pathogen Drepanopeziza (also known as Marssonina) spread across large portions of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forests in the western United States. Among adjacent stands, some were diseased and others were not. Drepanopeziza infection in diseased aspen stands stimulated compensatory growth of second-flush leaves at the top of the canopy. These patterns of infection provided an opportunity to characterize associations of pathogen infection and leaf functional traits...
September 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934661/dextran-coated-silver-nanoparticles-chemical-sensor-for-selective-cysteine-detection
#15
Slađana Davidović, Vesna Lazić, Ivana Vukoje, Jelena Papan, S Phillip Anhrenkiel, Suzana Dimitrijević, Jovan M Nedeljković
A simple, fast and non-costly method for selective cysteine (Cys) detection, based on optical changes of silver colloids, is developed. For that purpose, stable colloids consisting of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) coated with polysaccharide dextran (Dex), isolated from bacterium species Leuconostoc mesenteroides T3, were prepared. The synthesized samples were thoroughly characterized including absorption and FTIR spectroscopy, as well as transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. The silver colloids display high sensitivity and selectivity towards Cys detection in aqueous solutions...
September 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929123/in-vitro-immunomodulatory-activity-of-a-transition-state-analog-inhibitor-of-human-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-in-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#16
Natália Barbosa Carvalho, Fernanda Ventin de Oliveira Prates, Rafael de Castro da Silva, Mayra Elizabeth Ferreira Dourado, Camila Farias Amorim, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Fernanda Grendene Pacheco, Temis Weber Furlanetto Corte, Pablo Machado, Diógenes Santiago Santos, Edgar Marcelino de Carvalho
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most common clinical form of American tegumentary leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. CL is associated with a strong Th1 immune response. This exacerbated inflammatory response is correlated with severity of disease and delays the healing time of the ulcer. The fourth-generation immucillin derivative (DI4G), a potent inhibitor of purine nucleoside phosphorylase, has been proposed as a promising agent in the treatment of diseases associated with T cell activation...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922439/serum-concentrations-of-th17-associated-interleukins-and-autoimmune-phenomena-are-associated-with-the-degree-of-liver-damage-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
#17
Anna Parfieniuk-Kowerda, Magdalena Swiderska, Tomasz Szulzyk, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Tadeusz W Lapinski, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent reports suggest an involvement of Th17 responses in inflammatory and autoimmune reactions in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Our study aimed to assess serum levels of Th17-interleukins in ALD with regard to the frequency of liver-specific autoantibodies and degree of liver damage. METHODS: Ninety-five patients with ALD were enrolled. Serum concentrations of IL-17F, IL-17A, IL-22 were assessed by ELISA. The presence of autoantibodies AMA-M2, SLA/LP, LKM-1, LC1, anti-F-actin, anti-desmin and anti-myosin in serum was assessed by immunoblotting, ANA antibodies were detected by ELISA...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921566/pegylation-of-cationic-liposomes-encapsulating-soluble-leishmania-antigens-reduces-the-adjuvant-efficacy-of-liposomes-in-murine-model
#18
H Naseri, F Eskandari, M R Jaafari, A Khamesipour, A Abbasi, A Badiee
Although there have been several attempts to develop a vaccine against leishmaniasis, no vaccine in human has been developed yet. Liposomes consisting of 1, 2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP) encapsulating soluble Leishmania antigens (SLA) enhance protective immunity of SLA against Leishmania major infection in mice. However, they immobilized at the injection site because of their positive charge. To overcome the problem, shielding the surface charge with polyethylene glycol (PEGylation) was chosen in this study...
November 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919271/-autoimmune-hepatitis-immunological-diagnosis
#19
Imane Brahim, Ikram Brahim, Raja Hazime, Brahim Admou
Autoimmune hepatopathies (AIHT) including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and autoimmune cholangitis (AIC), represent an impressive entities in clinical practice. Their pathogenesis is not perfectly elucidated. Several factors are involved in the initiation of hepatic autoimmune and inflammatory phenomena such as genetic predisposition, molecular mimicry and/or abnormalities of T-regulatory lymphocytes. AIHT have a wide spectrum of presentation, ranging from asymptomatic forms to severe acute liver failure...
September 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895147/root-traits-are-more-than-analogues-of-leaf-traits-the-case-for-diaspore-mass
#20
Joana Bergmann, Masahiro Ryo, Daniel Prati, Stefan Hempel, Matthias C Rillig
Root traits are often thought to be analogues of leaf traits along the plant economics spectrum. But evolutionary pressures have most likely shaped above- and belowground patterns differentially. Here, we aimed to identify the most important aboveground traits for explaining root traits without an a priori focus on known concepts. We measured morphological root traits in a glasshouse experiment on 141 common Central European grassland species. Using random forest algorithms, we built predictive models of six root traits from 97 aboveground morphological, ecological and life history traits...
September 12, 2017: New Phytologist
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