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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432999/effect-of-intra-oral-aging-on-t%C3%A2-m-phase-transformation-microstructure-and-mechanical-properties-of-y-tzp-dental-ceramics
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Luciana Meireles Miragaya, Renato Bastos Guimarães, Rodrigo Othávio de Assunção E Souza, Glauco Dos Santos Botelho, José Guilherme Antunes Guimarães, Eduardo Moreira da Silva
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of intra-oral aging on the tetragonal-to-monoclinic (t→m) phase transformation of two Y-TZP dental ceramics - Lava Frame (Frame) and Lava Plus (Plus) - and determine the impact of this response on their microstructures and mechanical properties: flexural strength, Young's modulus, microhardness and fracture toughness. Standardized ceramic specimens were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432395/the-magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-in-association-with-anterior-cruciate-rupture
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Jonathan D Kosy, Peter J Schranz, Anish Patel, Rahul Anaspure, Vipul I Mandalia
OBJECTIVE: The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been described. However, the appearance of this structure and injury, in the presence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, is less well defined. We studied the incidence of injury to the ALL and the pattern of this injury on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, a retrospective study of 375 consecutive MRI studies was performed...
April 21, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432095/mushroom-emergence-detected-by-combining-spore-trapping-with-molecular-techniques
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Carles Castaño, Jonàs Oliva, Juan Martínez de Aragón, Josu G Alday, Javier Parladé, Joan Pera, José Antonio Bonet
Obtaining reliable and representative mushroom production data requires time-consuming sampling schemes. In this paper, we assessed a simple methodology to detect mushroom emergence by trapping the fungal spores of the fruiting body community in plots where mushroom production was determined weekly. We compared the performance of filter paper traps with that of funnel traps and combined these spore trapping methods with species-specific quantitative real-time PCR and Illumina MiSeq to determine the spore abundance...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431899/validation-of-the-fact-b-4-ul-questionnaire-and-exploration-of-its-predictive-value-in-women-submitted-to-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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Juan Alfonso Andrade Ortega, Ana Pilar Millán Gómez, Marisa Ribeiro González, Pilar Martínez Piró, Juan Jiménez Anula, María Belén Sánchez Andújar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJETIVE: The early detection of upper limb complications is important in women operated on for breast cancer. The "FACT-B+4-UL" questionnaire, a specific variant of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) is available among others to measure the upper limb function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Spanish version of the upper limb subscale of the FACT-B+4 was validated in a prospective cohort of 201 women operated on for breast cancer (factor analysis, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity and sensitivity to change were determined)...
April 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431200/the-utility-of-flow-cytometry-in-differentiating-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-from-indolent-and-reactive-nk-cell-proliferations
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Sanjay de Mel, Jenny Bei Li, Muhammad Bilal Abid, Tiffany P L Tang, Hui Ming Tay, Wen Chang Ting, Li Mei Poon, Tae Hoon Chung, Benjamin Mow, Allison Tso, Kiat Hoe Ong, Wee Joo Chng, Te Chih Liu
BACKGROUND: The WHO defines 3 categories of NK cell malignancies; extra nodal NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTCL), aggressive NK cell leukaemia, and the provisional entity chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of NK cells (CLPD-NK). Although the flow cytometric (FC) phenotype of CLPD-NK has been described, studies on FC phenotype of NKTCL are limited. To the best of our knowledge ours is the first study to compare the phenotype of NKTCL, CLPD-NK, reactive NK lymphocytosis (RNKL), and normal NK cells using eight colour (8C) FC...
April 21, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431194/closed-form-equation-to-estimate-the-dielectric-properties-of-biological-tissues-as-a-function-of-age
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Beadaa Mohammed, Konstanty Bialkowski, Amin Abbosh, Paul C Mills, Andrew P Bradley
Developing microwave systems for biomedical applications requires accurate dielectric properties of biological tissues for reliable modeling before prototyping and subject testing. Dielectric properties of tissues decrease with age due to the change in their water content, but there are no detailed age-dependent data, especially for young tissue-like newborns, in the literature. In this article, an age-dependent formula to predict the dielectric properties of biological tissues was derived. In the proposed method, the variation of water concentration in each type of tissue as a function of age was used to calculate its relative permittivity and conductivity...
April 21, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430584/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-versus-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Jian-Xian Lin, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Chang-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been designed to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG), and a retrospective study of a large patient cohort is valuable before conducting randomized controlled clinical trials. RESULTS: Among all patients, age, tumor location, histologic type, pT stage, pN stage and pTNM stage significantly differed between the LATG group and OTG group. After the propensity score matching, the clinicopathological characteristics did not significantly differ between groups...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430021/family-perspectives-on-telemedicine-for-pediatric-subspecialty-care
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Kristin N Ray, Laura Ellen Ashcraft, Ateev Mehrotra, Elizabeth Miller, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: Children often have difficulty accessing subspecialty care, and telemedicine may improve access to subspecialty care, but information is lacking on how best to implement telemedicine programs to maximize acceptance and, ultimately, maximize impact for patients and their families. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To understand how subspecialty telemedicine is perceived and to identify design elements with the potential to improve telemedicine uptake and impact, we conducted and analyzed semi-structured interviews with 21 informants, including parents and caregivers of children with subspecialty care needs and adolescent and young adult patients with subspecialty care needs...
April 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429595/ultrasensitive-detection-of-micrornas-with-morpholino-functionalized-nanochannel-biosensor
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Tangbin Liao, Xiaorui Li, Qian Tong, Kai Zou, Hang Zhang, Lina Tang, Zhongyue Sun, Guo-Jun Zhang
Here we demonstrate a phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligos (PMO)-functionlized nanochannel biosensor for label-free detection of microRNAs (miRNAs) with ultrasensitivity and high sequence-specificity. PMO, as a capture probe, was covalently anchored on the nanochannel surface. Because of the neutral character and high sequence-specific affinity of PMO, hybridization efficiency between PMO and miRNAs was enhanced, thus decreasing background signals largely and improving the detection specificity and sensitivity highly...
April 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428914/development-and-validation-of-a-disease-specific-questionnaire-for-basal-joint-arthritis
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Peter C Noback, Joseph M Lombardi, Mani Seetharaman, Donald H Lee, Robert J Strauch, Melvin P Rosenwasser
Background The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is the most commonly used instrument to assess outcomes of basal joint arthritis (BJA). However, the DASH is subject to influence by the entire upper extremity. Purpose This study aims to develop and validate a disease-specific questionnaire for BJA that would be more sensitive to changes in thumb function and pain, and correlate better with objective and subjective metrics. Patients and Methods The thumb disability examination (TDX) was developed and 80 patients presenting with BJA at one of the two hospital-based hand clinics were enrolled in the validation study...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428913/comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-radiographs-for-evaluation-of-carpal-osteoarthritis
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Angela E Li, Steve K Lee, Schneider K Rancy, Alissa J Burge, Hollis G Potter, Scott W Wolfe
Background We sought to evaluate the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for grading of osteoarthritis in patients with scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC), and to determine whether MRI is more likely than radiographs to detect carpal osteoarthritis. Methods Radiographs and MR studies of 46 patients with SLAC and SNAC arthritis were reviewed by two hand surgeons and two radiologists and were graded according to severity of osteoarthritis at seven carpal joints...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427749/a-clinical-method-for-detecting-bronchial-reversibility-using-a-breath-sound-spectrum-analysis-in-infants
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Mayumi Enseki, Mariko Nukaga, Hideyuki Tabata, Kota Hirai, Shinichi Matsuda, Hiroyuki Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Using a breath sound analyzer, we investigated clinical parameters for detecting bronchial reversibility in infants. METHODS: A total of 59 infants (4-39 months, mean age 7.8 months) were included. In Study 1, the intra- and inter-observer variability was measured in 23 of 59 infants. Breath sound parameters, the frequency at 99% of the maximum frequency (F99), frequency at 25%, 50%, and 75% of the power spectrum (Q25, Q50, and Q75), and highest frequency of inspiratory breath sounds (HFI), and parameters obtained using the ratio of parameters, i...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427725/association-of-mild-leg-length-discrepancy-and-degenerative-changes-in-the-hip-joint-and-lumbar-spine
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Kelvin J Murray, Tom Molyneux, Michael R Le Grande, Aurora Castro Mendez, Franz K Fuss, Michael F Azari
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between mild leg length discrepancy (LLD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. METHODS: We evaluated standard postural lumbopelvic radiographs from 255 adults (121 women and 134 men) who had presented with spinal pain for chiropractic care. Symmetry of femoral head diameters was used to exclude magnification errors. Pearson's partial correlation was used to control for age and derive effect sizes for LLD on DJD in the hip and lower lumbar motion segments...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427542/recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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Helena Ribeiro Fortes, Felipe Mussi von Ranke, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Carolina Althoff Souza, Edson Marchiori
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a benign disease of the upper aero-digestive tract caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which affects children and young adults. The aim of this review is to describe the main etiological, epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment aspects of RRP. Most infections in children occur at birth, during passage through the birth canals of contaminated mothers. In adults, HPV is transmitted sexually. Papillomas usually appear as exophytic nodules, primarily in the larynx, but occasionally involving the nasopharynx, tracheobronchial tree, and pulmonary parenchyma...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427410/long-term-follow-up-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-intracanalicular-acoustic-neurinoma
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Daniel Rueß, Lea Pöhlmann, Stefan Grau, Christina Hamisch, Alexandra Hellerbach, Harald Treuer, Martin Kocher, Maximilian I Ruge
BACKGROUND: The management of solely intracanalicular acoustic neurinoma (iAN) includes observation, microsurgical resection and radiation therapy. Treatment goals are long-term tumor control, hearing preservation and concurrently low side-effects. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has evolved as an alternative first-line treatment for small AN. Here we report about the long-term follow-up of a unique cohort of patients with iAN after LINAC or Cyberknife® based SRS. METHODS: In this single center retrospective analysis, we included all patients with iAN who underwent single session LINAC or Cyberknife® based SRS between 1993 and 2015, and who had a minimum follow-up period of six weeks...
April 21, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427346/karyotypic-evolution-of-the-medicago-complex-sativa-caerulea-falcata-inferred-from-comparative-cytogenetic-analysis
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Feng Yu, Haiqing Wang, Yanyan Zhao, Ruijuan Liu, Quanwen Dou, Jiangli Dong, Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: Polyploidy plays an important role in the adaptation and speciation of plants. The alteration of karyotype is a significant event during polyploidy formation. The Medicago sativa complex includes both diploid (2n = 2× = 16) and tetraploid (2n = 2× = 32) subspecies. The tetraploid M. ssp. sativa was regarded as having a simple autopolyploid origin from diploid ssp. caerulea, whereas the autopolyploid origin of tetraploid ssp. falcata from diploid form ssp. falcata is still in doubt...
April 21, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427332/interrater-and-test-retest-reliability-and-validity-of-the-norwegian-version-of-the-bestest-and-mini-bestest-in-people-with-increased-risk-of-falling
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Charlotta Hamre, Pernille Botolfsen, Gro Gujord Tangen, Jorunn L Helbostad
BACKGROUND: The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) was developed to assess underlying systems for balance control in order to be able to individually tailor rehabilitation interventions to people with balance disorders. A short form, the Mini-BESTest, was developed as a screening test. The study aimed to assess interrater and test-retest reliability of the Norwegian version of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest in community-dwelling people with increased risk of falling and to assess concurrent validity with the Fall Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I), and it was an observational study with a cross-sectional design...
April 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427123/-predictive-value-of-liver-pathologic-changes-in-determining-the-effectiveness-of-entecavir-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-an-analysis-of-1-366-cases
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M M Sun, W Zhang, G Chen, Y An, Y Q Wang, Q H Shang
Objective: To analyze the relationship between baseline liver pathologic changes and the effectiveness of entecavir(ETV) and investigate the predictive value of baseline liver pathologic changes in determining the effectiveness of ETV, to provide reliable basis for precision medicine in patients with chronic hepatitis B(CHB). Methods: A total of 1 366 cases with CHB were retrospectively recruited who underwent liver biopsy between January 2006 to June 2016 and were treated with ETV over 96 weeks.The relationship between baseline liver pathologic changes and the antiviral responses to ETV at 48, 96 weeks were compared...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427121/-efficacy-and-safety-of-vertebrae-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-by-posterior-trans-apical-for-correction-of-severe-and-rigid-idiopathic-scoiiosis
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T Xu, Maimaiti Maierdan, H L Guo, Maimaiti Pulati, J Sheng, Q Deng, W B Sheng
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2014, eighteen patients with severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis were treated by posterior wedge osteotomy in department of spinal surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University. There were 5 males and 13 females, and the average age at was (16.9±9.1)years, and the average follow-up was 47.6 months. The coronal and sagittal Cobb's angles, sagittal trunk shifts, apical vertebral translation, height change and fusion segments were measured on standing AP and lateral radiographs before, after surgery and the final follow-up...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426989/the-thermal-impact-of-subsurface-building-structures-on-urban-groundwater-resources-a-paradigmatic-example
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Jannis Epting, Stefan Scheidler, Annette Affolter, Paul Borer, Matthias H Mueller, Lukas Egli, Alejandro García-Gil, Peter Huggenberger
Shallow subsurface thermal regimes in urban areas are increasingly impacted by anthropogenic activities, which include infrastructure development like underground traffic lines as well as industrial and residential subsurface buildings. In combination with the progressive use of shallow geothermal energy systems, this results in the so-called subsurface urban heat island effect. This article emphasizes the importance of considering the thermal impact of subsurface structures, which commonly is underestimated due to missing information and of reliable subsurface temperature data...
April 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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