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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779279/-effects-of-recasting-in-vacuum-with-argon-on-the-chemical-composition-of-ceramic-alloys
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Ying-Hui Wang, Fen-Fang Qiu, Wei-Qing Wu, Hui Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of recasting in vacuum with argon on the chemical composition of cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr), commercially pure titanium (cpTi), palladium-based (Pd-based), and aurum-platinum (Au-
Pt) ceramic alloys. METHODS: Without adding new alloys, Co-Cr, cpTi, Pd-based, and Au-Pt ceramic alloys were recast one to three times under the condition of vacuum compressive casting with argon. Before recasting, four previously cast ceramic alloys were treated with the corresponding method...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779211/cutaneous-sarcoidosis-a-new-subset-in-the-spectrum-of-paraneoplastic-dermatoses
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M El-Khalawany, A Mosbeh, S Aboeldahab, S Ali
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a well-described disease that can be associated with various malignancies; however, this correlation is still not fully clarified. AIM: To determine the clinical and histological features, demographic characteristics, and prognosis of patients diagnosed with paraneoplastic sarcoidosis (PS). METHODS: This observational cohort prospective study included all patients diagnosed as cutaneous sarcoidosis. All patients were monitored for therapeutic response, prognosis, and any associated diseases or malignancies...
May 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779188/vitreomacular-interface-abnormalities-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-oedema-and-their-implications-on-the-response-to-anti-vegf-therapy
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Michael Mikhail, Stephen Stewart, Felicia Seow, Ruth Hogg, Noemi Lois
PURPOSE: To determine whether the presence of vitreomacular interface abnormalities (VMIA) in patients with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) modifies the response to ranibizumab. METHODS: Medical records and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans of consecutive patients with centre-involving DMO initiating therapy with ranibizumab between December 2013 and March 2014 at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust were reviewed. Patients were identified through an electronic database...
May 19, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779128/why-do-testate-amoeba-optima-related-to-water-table-depth-vary
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Irina V Kurina, Hongkai Li
This study focusses on the ecology of testate amoeba species in peatlands of the southern taiga of Western Siberia. To estimate the influence of the trophic state of mires on species optima related to water table depth, a separate study of three calibration datasets including ombrotrophic, minerotrophic and the combined habitats was conducted. In the datasets obtained separately from ombrotrophic and minerotrophic mires, the water table depth was the main factor affecting testate amoeba assemblages. However, the trophic state (specifically pH and ash content) was more important factor in the combined dataset, including all of the studied mires...
May 19, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778943/prognostic-significance-of-serum-cystatin-c-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-according-to-lipid-component-levels
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Zhengbao Zhu, Chongke Zhong, Tian Xu, Aili Wang, Yanbo Peng, Tan Xu, Hao Peng, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jinchao Wang, Qunwei Li, Deqin Geng, Yingxian Sun, Yongqiu Li, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Serum cystatin C (CysC) is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke and may predict cardiovascular events and death after ischemic stroke onset. However, the association between serum CysC and functional outcome in ischemic stroke patients remains unclear, and whether lipid component level influences the relationship between them has not been studied. METHODS: A total of 3348 ischemic patients from China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke were included in the study...
May 17, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778845/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-status-epilepticus
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Somsak Tiamkao, Pawinee Saybungkla, Prapassara Sirikarn, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: There were several studies that have reported on the long-term mortality rate of status epilepticus (SE). However, these studies were conducted mainly in Western countries using small study populations. This study aimed to evaluate predictors for long-term mortality in SE using the Thai national healthcare database. METHODS: This study was conducted using the Thai national Universal Health Coverage (UC) database. The eligibility criteria for this study were that all patients were diagnosed with SE and had been admitted to any hospital between 2005 and 2015...
May 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778533/casein-kinase-ii-phosphorylates-the-c-terminal-region-of-lif1-to-promote-the-lif1-xrs2-interaction-needed-for-non-homologous-end-joining
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Kenichiro Matsuzaki, Miki Shinohara
A DNA double strand break (DSB) is one of the most cytotoxic DNA lesions, but it can be repaired by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) or by homologous recombination. The choice between these two repair pathways depends on the cell cycle stage. Although NHEJ constitutes a simple re-ligation reaction, the regulatory mechanism(s) controlling its activity has not been fully characterized. Lif1 is a regulatory subunit of the NHEJ-specific DNA ligase IV and interacts with Xrs2 of the MRX complex which is a key factor in DSB repair...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778482/randomized-noninferiority-field-trial-evaluating-cephapirin-sodium-for-treatment-of-nonsevere-clinical-mastitis
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T Tomazi, T A F Lopes, V Masson, J M Swinkels, M V Santos
The general objective of this study was to evaluate whether cephapirin sodium is noninferior compared with a positive control broad-spectrum product formulated with a combination of antimicrobials for intramammary treatment of nonsevere clinical mastitis. In addition, we compared the efficacy of treatments on the cure risks of pathogen groups (gram-positive, gram-negative, and cultures with no growth) based on culture results. A total of 346 cows distributed in 31 commercial dairy herds were selected to participate in the study, although only 236 met the criteria for evaluation of microbiological cure...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778444/artificial-structures-alter-kelp-functioning-across-an-urbanised-estuary
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M Mayer-Pinto, K A Dafforn, A B Bugnot, T M Glasby, E L Johnston
Assessments of human impacts on natural habitats often focus on the abundance of component species, yet physiological and/or sub-lethal effects of stressors on functional attributes may be equally important to consider. Here we evaluated how artificial structures, an integral part of urbanisation in the marine environment, affects key functional properties of the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata. Given that stressors rarely occur in isolation, we assessed the effects of infrastructure across an urbanised estuary...
May 5, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778439/does-orthognathic-surgery-improve-myofacial-pain-in-individuals-with-skeletal-class-iii-one-year-follow-up
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Aline Monise Sebastiani, Paola Fernanda Cotait de Lucas Corso, Daniel Bonotto, Juliana Feltrin de Souza, Delson João da Costa, Rafaela Scariot, Nelson Luis Barbosa Rebellato
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of orthognathic surgery on temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in patients with skeletal class III malocclusion. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-seven patients undergoing surgery were evaluated by a trained examiner using Axis I of the Research Diagnostic Criteria/TMD index, consecutively, at 3 different periods: 1 week before operation (T0), 6 months after operation (T1), and 1 year after operation (T2). Bivariate analyses were performed to compare the evaluation periods (P < ...
April 16, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778365/cerebral-microbleeds-and-intracranial-haemorrhage-risk-in-patients-anticoagulated-for-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-ischaemic-stroke-or-transient-ischaemic-attack-cromis-2-a-multicentre-observational-cohort-study
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Duncan Wilson, Gareth Ambler, Clare Shakeshaft, Martin M Brown, Andreas Charidimou, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Gregory Y H Lip, Hannah Cohen, Gargi Banerjee, Henry Houlden, Mark J White, Tarek A Yousry, Kirsty Harkness, Enrico Flossmann, Nigel Smyth, Louise J Shaw, Elizabeth Warburton, Keith W Muir, Hans Rolf Jäger, David J Werring
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microbleeds are a potential neuroimaging biomarker of cerebral small vessel diseases that are prone to intracranial bleeding. We aimed to determine whether presence of cerebral microbleeds can identify patients at high risk of symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage when anticoagulated for atrial fibrillation after recent ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack. METHODS: Our observational, multicentre, prospective inception cohort study recruited adults aged 18 years or older from 79 hospitals in the UK and one in the Netherlands with atrial fibrillation and recent acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack, treated with a vitamin K antagonist or direct oral anticoagulant, and followed up for 24 months using general practitioner and patient postal questionnaires, telephone interviews, hospital visits, and National Health Service digital data on hospital admissions or death...
June 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778339/lower-risk-of-postoperative-arrhythmias-in-congenital-heart-surgery-following-intraoperative-administration-of-magnesium
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Dingchao He, Nimisha Aggarwal, David Zurakowski, Richard A Jonas, Charles I Berul, Sridhar Hanumanthaiah, Jeffrey P Moak
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative arrhythmias are common in children undergoing congenital heart surgery. We evaluated whether intraoperative administration of magnesium was associated with a reduced occurrence of specific postoperative arrhythmias, as has been described previously, or had a broader effect on multiple arrhythmia types, and whether there existed a dose-effect of intraoperative magnesium. METHODS: We used a historical prospective observational cohort study...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778227/what-are-the-main-environmental-factors-driving-the-development-of-the-neurotoxic-dinoflagellate-vulcanodinium-rugosum-in-a-mediterranean-ecosystem-ingril-lagoon-france
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Eric Abadie, Claude Chiantella, Anaïs Crottier, Lesley Rhodes, Estelle Masseret, Tom Berteaux, Mohamed Laabir
Vulcanodinium rugosum, a dinoflagellate developing in Ingril Lagoon (Mediterranean, France) is responsible for shellfish intoxications due to the neurotoxin pinnatoxin G. A one year survey (March 2012-April 2013) was conducted in this oligotrophic shallow lagoon and key environmental parameters were recorded (temperature, salinity and nutrients). The spatio-temporal distribution of V. rugosum in water column and on macrophytes was also determined. Planktonic cells of V. rugosum were observed at all sampling stations, but in relatively low concentrations (maximum of 1000 cell/L)...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778098/hydrochlorothiazide-and-risk-of-hearing-disorder-a-case-series
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Natnael Belai, Selamawit Gebrehiwet, Yodit Fitsum, Mulugeta Russom
BACKGROUND: Hydrochlorothiazide is not known to cause hearing disorder. The Eritrean Pharmacovigilance Centre, however, has received cases of hearing disorder, including irreversible deafness, associated with hydrochlorothiazide. The aim of this study is, therefore, to assess the causal relationship between hydrochlorothiazide and hearing disorder. METHODS: Data was retrieved from the WHO global adverse drug reaction database, VigiBase™. A search on VigiBase™ was made on August 6, 2017 using "hydrochlorothiazide" as drug substance, and "ototoxicity", "decreased hearing", and "vestibular disorder" as reaction terms...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778070/high-intensity-binge-drinking-is-associated-with-alterations-in-spontaneous-neural-oscillations-in-young-adults
#16
Rifqi O Affan, Siyuan Huang, Stephen M Cruz, Lee A Holcomb, Edward Nguyen, Ksenija Marinkovic
Heavy episodic alcohol consumption (also termed binge drinking) contributes to a wide range of health and cognitive deficits, but the associated brain-based indices are poorly understood. The current study used electroencephalography (EEG) to examine spontaneous neural oscillations in young adults as a function of quantity, frequency, and the pattern of their alcohol consumption. Sixty-one young adults (23.4 ± 3.4 years of age) were assigned to binge drinking (BD) and light drinking (LD) groups that were equated on gender, race/ethnic identity, age, educational background, and family history of alcoholism...
January 8, 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778030/retrospective-genotype-phenotype-analysis-in-a-305-patient-cohort-referred-for-testing-of-a-targeted-epilepsy-panel
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Andrew N Hesse, Jennifer Bevilacqua, Kritika Shankar, Honey V Reddi
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is a diverse neurological condition with extreme genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. The introduction of next-generation sequencing into the clinical laboratory has made it possible to investigate hundreds of associated genes simultaneously for a patient, even in the absence of a clearly defined syndrome. This has resulted in the detection of rare and novel mutations at a rate well beyond our ability to characterize their effects. This retrospective study reviews genotype data in the context of available phenotypic information on 305 patients spanning the epileptic spectrum to identify established and novel patterns of correlation...
May 16, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778011/bisphenol-a-exposure-through-receipt-handling-and-its-association-with-insulin-resistance-among-female-cashiers
#18
Inae Lee, Sunmi Kim, Ki-Tae Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Suhyun Park, Hyojin Lee, Yunsun Jeong, Jae-Eun Lim, Hyo-Bang Moon, Kyungho Choi
Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most widely used chemicals in various consumer products. In thermal papers such as receipts and tickets, BPA is used as a heat-activated developer. Cashiers are therefore suspected to be a vulnerable group of exposure to BPA, but neither contribution of receipt handling to the total body burden of BPA among cashiers, nor related health effects are well characterized. Female cashiers (n = 54) were recruited from seven retail shops of a major supermarket chain in Korea, and urinary levels of BPA and metabolic syndrome (MetS) related biomarkers were measured...
May 16, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777992/18-years-of-continuous-observation-of-tritium-and-atmospheric-precipitations-in-ramnicu-valcea-romania-a-time-series-analysis
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Octavian G Duliu, Carmen Varlam, Muataz Dheyaa Shnawaw
To get more information on the origin of tritium and to evidence any possible presence of anthropogenic sources, between January 1999 and December 2016, the precipitation level and tritium concentration were monthly recorded and investigated by the Cryogenic Institute of Ramnicu Valcea, Romania. Compared with similar data covering a radius of about 1200 km westward, the measurements gave similar results concerning the time evolution of tritium content and precipitation level for the entire time interval excepting the period between 2009 and 2011 when the tritium concentrations showed a slight increase, most probable due to the activity of neighboring experimental pilot plant for tritium and deuterium separation...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777981/bare-footprint-metric-analysis-methods-for-comparison-and-identification-in-forensic-examinations-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Richa Mukhra, Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan
Footprint is one of the most common types of physical evidence recovered at a crime scene. The forensic footprint evidence may play an important role in establishing the identity of a person; therefore, its examination is of prime importance. A link may be established by observing and comparing the morphological features of footprints with the perpetrator. These barefoot prints may be present as a two-dimensional print or a three-dimensional imprint depending on the substrate upon which they have been impressed upon and accordingly different methods and techniques are implemented in order to identify the questioned prints...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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