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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729791/correlation-between-salivary-cortisol-levels-and-dental-anxiety-in-children-of-smokers-and-nonsmokers
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S Pavani Reddy, M Ghanashyam Prasad, A Naga RadhaKrishna, Kaniti Saujanya, N V K Raviteja, B Deepthi
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate salivary cortisol levels in children of smokers and nonsmokers and thereby establishing the relationship between cortisol levels in response to anxiety in children based on their father's habit of smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population aged between 8 and 10 years includes two groups. Group 1 is comprised 20 children of cigarette smokers and Group 2 is comprised 20 children of nonsmokers. The passive drooling technique was used to collect unstimulated saliva from the children using a sterile container...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728161/quality-of-life-and-caregivers-burden-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Kingston Rajiah, Mari Kannan Maharajan, Si Jen Yeen, Sara Lew
AIM: This study focused on the impact of the clinical features on the quality of life (QoL) of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and of their caregivers. METHODS: This study included PD patients along with their caregivers and was undertaken at the Malaysian Parkinson's Disease Association from June 2016 to November 2016. Clinical features of PD patients were assessed using the Movement Disorder Society revised Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale; the Hoehn and Yahr stage and the Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living Scale were used to assess the severity and the ability of PD patients respectively...
July 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710905/administration-of-fortifier-by-finger-feeder-during-breastfeeding-in-preterm-infants
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Margarita Thanhaeuser, Alexandra Kreissl, Claudia Lindtner, Sophia Brandstetter, Angelika Berger, Nadja Haiden
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acceptance, adherence, and feasibility of fortifier administration by finger feeder during breastfeeding and to determine weight, length, and head circumference gains after discharge for preterm infants. DESIGN: Observational pilot study. SETTING: A Level III NICU and its outpatient clinic in Vienna, Austria. PARTICIPANTS: Infants born at younger than 34 weeks gestation were included. METHODS: Mothers were screened in a tertiary NICU and trained by certified lactation consultants to administer fortifier with a finger feeder during breastfeeding...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706566/motor-vehicle-collisions-caused-by-the-super-strength-synthetic-cannabinoids-mam-2201-5f-pb-22-5f-ab-pinaca-5f-amb-and-5f-adb-in-japan-experienced-from-2012-to-2014
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REVIEW
Shuji Kaneko
From 2012 to 2014 in Japan, 214 cases of motor vehicle collisions were attributed to the use of illegal drugs. In 93 out of 96 investigated cases, the causative agents were a variety of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). These SCs can be classified into three groups according to the lineage of the chemical structures: (1) naphthoyl indoles, such as MAM-2201, (2) quinolinyl ester indoles, such as 5F-PB-22, and (3) indazole carboxamides, such as 5F-AB-PINACA, 5F-AMB, and 5F-ADB. These SCs became available sequentially with increasing cannabinoid CB1 agonist potencies and reached a nationwide outbreak in the summer of 2014...
2017: Forensic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681387/effect-of-functional-chewing-training-on-tongue-thrust-and-drooling-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Özgü Inal, Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Öznur Tunca Yilmaz, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
BACKGROUND: Tongue thrust which is an oral reflex associated with sucking behaviour may cause problems in swallowing, speech, orofacial development, and also drooling. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the effect of Functional Chewing Training(FuCT) on tongue thrust and drooling in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: The study included 32 children with a mean age of 58.25±9.58 months who had tongue thrust. Children were divided into two groups: The FuCT group and control group receiving classical oral motor exercises...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661987/upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-evaluation-following-household-sodium-hypochlorite-ingestion
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Shahriar Nikpour, Elnaz Masoumi-Moghaddam, Soha Pazoki, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Nasim Zamani
Endoscopy is generally speculated to be unnecessary in sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) ingestions; however, a significant number of endoscopic evaluations are still being performed when this chemical is ingested. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to compare the outcome and endoscopic findings between patients who had ingested household NaClO and those who had ingested other types of corrosives. This retrospective cohort study enrolled 137 patients with a history of corrosive substance ingestion admitted to a tertiary hospital...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653927/detection-of-interleukins-6-and-8-in-saliva-as-potential-biomarkers-of-oral-pre-malignant-lesion-and-oral-carcinoma-a-breakthrough-in-salivary-diagnostics-in-pakistan
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Iqbal A Muhammad Khyani, Masood A Qureshi, Talat Mirza, M Umar Farooq
Oral cancer is at rise in our population due to increasing use of areca nut (Betel nut) with or without tobacco. It is the second frequent malignant tumour for both the gender in Pakistan. This non-interventional case control study was carried out with the aim to explore saliva as diagnostic medium for detecting interleukins (IL) 6 and 8 as biomarkers of pre-malignant lesions (PML) and oral carcinoma. Total 105 subjects were recruited and were divided into three groups "A", "B" and "C" each comprising of 35 subjects...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632108/swallowing-in-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-issues-and-management
#8
Nick Miller
Changes to swallowing affect most people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Changes may not initially exercise a decisive impact, but can later pose significant threats to nutritional, hydration and respiratory health and psychosocial quality of life. This review, from a largely clinical viewpoint, outlines the nature of changes in PD and considers the issue of how many people are affected and in what ways. It outlines main approaches to assessment and management, with an emphasis on aspects relevant to PD. Dysphagia contributes to drooling in PD...
June 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609669/sex-differences-in-associations-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-gonadal-hormones-in-children-and-adolescents-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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K A Uban, M M Herting, J R Wozniak, E R Sowell
Despite accumulating evidence from animal models demonstrating that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) results in life-long neuroendocrine dysregulation, very little is known on this topic among humans with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). We expected that alterations in gonadal hormones might interfere with the typical development of white matter (WM) myelination, and in a sex-dependent manner, in human adolescents with FASD. In order to investigate this hypothesis, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess: 1) whether or not sex moderates the impact of PAE on WM microstructure; and 2) how gonadal hormones relate to alterations in WM microstructure in children and adolescents affected by PAE...
May 26, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591387/treatment-of-drooling-with-sublingual-atropine-sulfate-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bruno L Scofano Dias, Alexandre R Fernandes, Heber de S Maia
Objective: To report the effect of sublingual atropine sulfate to treat drooling in children with cerebral palsy by comparing the results of the Drooling Impact Scale in a non-controlled open clinical trial. Results: Twenty-five children were assessed. The difference in the mean scores of the pre- and post-treatment scales reached statistical significance. There was a low frequency of side effects compared to studies with other anticholinergics. Conclusion: The use of sublingual atropine sulfate seems to be safe and there is a reduction in the Drooling Impact Scale score, which suggests efficacy in the treatment of drooling in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581652/adolescent-personality-as-risk-and-resiliency-in-the-testosterone-externalizing-association
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Kathleen W Reardon, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett
Previous investigations of testosterone and externalizing behavior have provided mixed findings. We tested the hypothesis that self-regulatory personality moderates the testosterone-externalizing behavior association in adolescence. Parents reported on their 13- to 18-year-old (N = 106, Mage = 16.01, SD = 1.29) children's personalities and psychopathology. Testosterone was measured via drool samples. As hypothesized, personality moderated the testosterone-externalizing behavior association. High testosterone predicted higher levels of externalizing behaviors, but only for adolescents low in Agreeableness and Conscientiousness...
September 2016: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571283/estimation-of-dmft-salivary-streptococcus-mutans-count-flow-rate-ph-and-salivary-total-calcium-content-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-women-a-prospective-study
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Wasim Ismail Kamate, Nupura Aniket Vibhute, Rajendra Krishna Baad
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy, a period from conception till birth, causes changes in the functioning of the human body as a whole and specifically in the oral cavity that may favour the emergence of dental caries. Many studies have shown pregnant women at increased risk for dental caries, however, specific salivary caries risk factors and the particular period of pregnancy at heightened risk for dental caries are yet to be explored and give a scope of further research in this area. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the severity of dental caries in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women by evaluating parameters like Decayed, Missing, Filled Teeth (DMFT) index, salivary Streptococcus mutans count, flow rate, pH and total calcium content...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556415/symptoms-associated-with-lewy-body-disease-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Paul C Donaghy, Nicola Barnett, Kirsty Olsen, John-Paul Taylor, Ian G McKeith, John T O'Brien, Alan J Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is associated with a range of cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. We aimed to identify if some of these symptoms might aid early diagnosis of Lewy body disease in cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Lewy body MCI (MCI-LB; n = 36), Alzheimer's disease MCI (MCI-AD; n = 21), DLB (n = 36), AD (n = 21) and control (n = 20) participants were recruited. An interview-based questionnaire about the presence of symptoms thought to be associated with Lewy body disease was completed by participants with, where possible, their carer/relative...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533580/olanzapine-induced-neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome
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Seyedhamze Hosseini, Forouzan Elyasi
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but life-threatening idiosyncratic side effect resulting from neuroleptic drugs. NMS mainly occurs in patients treated with high-potency typical antipsychotics, but rarely caused by atypical antipsychotics. Although NMS is less common with atypical antipsychotic, but it seems that its incidence is rising due to increased administration of such drugs. We present the case of a 27-year-old man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia that showed signs consistent with NMS that occurred after treatment with olanzapine...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532969/lip-reconstruction-using-a-functioning-serratus-anterior-free-flap-preliminary-study
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A O Gundeslioglu, E C Karadag, I Inan, L Jasharllari, M N Selimoglu, F Guney, B Yuruten, M Bekerecioglu
Reconstructive surgery to the lips requires the replacement of defective tissues with similarly functioning tissues. While non-dynamic free tissue transfers provide adequate lower lip reconstruction, improved benefits may be obtained with innervated free muscle flaps. This study reports the use of innervated serratus anterior muscle free flaps for lip reconstruction in five patients. All patients had squamous cell carcinoma of either the upper or lower lip. After resection of the tumours, the resultant defects comprised two-thirds of the lips...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531866/bilateral-peritonsillar-abscess-a-case-report-and-pertinent-literature-review
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Ibrahim AlAwadh, Turki Aldrees, Saleh AlQaryan, Sami Alharethy, Hassan AlShehri
INTRODUCTION: The peritonsillar space is defined as the area between the palatine tonsillar capsule medially and the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle laterally. Unilateral peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is more common than the bilateral condition. To the best of our knowledge, only 13 cases of bilateral PTA have been reported worldwide; this is the first case reported from Saudi Arabia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case involving a 16-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with a5-day history of sore throat, dysphagia, trismus, drooling, and a muffled "hot-potato" voice, but with no symptoms of airway compromise...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530322/-oro-dento-facial-manifestations-in-patients-with-familial-dysautonomia
#17
REVIEW
Eliyahu Mass
The oro-dento-facial features and dysfunctions of children with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III (HSAN III), known as familial dysautonomia (FD) or Riley-Day syndrome, were first described in the scientific literature in 1949. They include: dental trauma, dental and soft tissue selfmutilation, normal dental age, normal sequence and timing of eruption and exfoliation of teeth, smaller tooth size, different and disproportional tooth components, normal alveolar bone height, small jaws, mild crowding and malocclusion...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489832/caustic-ingestion-in-children-in-south-of-iran-retrospective-study-from-shiraz-iran
#18
Naser Honar, Mahmood Haghighat, Samaneh Mahmoodi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Gholamreza Kalvandi, Mohammad Salimi
Caustic ingestion is a major health concern in both developed and developing countries, that may lead to serious esophageal injury. The clinical presentation of caustic ingestion in children vary from asymptomatic to serious and fatal sequelae, such as perforation and stricture formation. OBJECTIVE: Due to the lack of a comprehensive study in our area, this study has evaluated clinical and endoscopic manifestations and complications of caustic ingestion in children in south of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed 75 children with caustic ingestion who admitted in Nemazee Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Science during 6 years (2006-2011)...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458496/chronic-recurrent-non-specific-parotitis-a-case-report-and-review
#19
Saibaba Mahalakshmi, Srinivas Kandula, Patil Shilpa, Ganganna Kokila
BACKGROUND: Chronic recurrent non-specific parotitis is characterized by recurrent episodes of swelling and pain of unknown etiology in the parotid gland. Sialography is a hallmark in the diagnosis of salivary gland disorders; newer imaging modalities like CT-Sialography, sialoendoscopy and MRI can be used. Various treatment modalities have been tried, from conservative approach to surgical excision depending on the recurrence rate and severity of the condition. Although symptomatic treatment with antibiotics and analgesic, injection of intraductal medicament, aggressive treatment like duct ligation or excision of gland are some of the treatment modalities, there is no established algorithm as to which treatment method should be opted in such clinical situation...
January 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446482/secondary-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-of-psychogenic-polydipsia
#20
Rimesh Pal, Liza Das, Pinaki Dutta, Anil Bhansali
A 44-year-old man presented with history of slurring of speech, slowness in activities, abnormal posturing of the upper limbs and drooling of saliva from the mouth. He had a 5-yearlong history of compulsive water drinking, consuming 12-15 L of water every day. He was earlier evaluated for the same and found to have low serum sodium (126 mEq/L). Presently, he was admitted at a primary care facility with fever and altered sensorium. He was found to have serum sodium of 94 mEq/L. His sensorium improved with hypertonic saline infusion; however, after a lucid interval of 48 hours, he developed florid extrapyramidal symptoms...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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