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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326892/clinical-and-histomorphometric-assessment-of-lateral-alveolar-ridge-augmentation-using-a-corticocancellous-freeze-dried-allograft-bone-block
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Roya Shariatmadar Ahmadi, Ferena Sayar, Vahid Rakhshan, Babak Iranpour, Jahanfar Jahanbani, Ahmad Toumaj, Nasrin Akhoondi
Horizontal ridge augmentation with allografts has attracted notable attention because of its proper success rate and the lack of disadvantages of autografts. Corticocancellous block allografts have not been adequately studied on humans. Therefore, this study evaluated clinically and histomorphometrically the increase in ridge with after horizontal ridge augmentation using corticocancellous block allografts, and the implant success after 12 to 18 months post-implantation. In 10 implant patients (3 women, 7 men, 45 years old on average), defective maxillary alveolar ridges were horizontally augmented using freeze-dried bone allograft blocks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326517/labour-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Klaudia Grabowska, Angelika Stapińska-Syniec, Aleksandra Saletra, Patrycja Jarmużek, Dorota Bomba-Opoń
OBJECTIVES: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) constitutes one of the most common pregnancy complications and affects 3-5% of all pregnancies, with its incidence still growing. Due to possible maternal and fetal complications, the peripartum management of GDM patients continues to be a debatable issue. The aim of the study was to analyse the course and final way of delivery in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. The effectiveness of induction of labour (IOL) was also assessed and factors predisposing to cesarean section were identified...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321875/zygoparity-and-sex-steroid-hormone-profiles-in-bluemouth-helicolenus-dactylopterus
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V Sequeira, E Couto, A Neves, A R Vieira, R B Paiva, A V M Canario, L S Gordo
Two hundred and seven individuals (103 females and 104 males) of bluemouth Helicolenus dactylopterus (Scorpaeniformes, Sebastidae), a commercially important deep-water species with an unusual reproductive strategy, from the eastern Atlantic Ocean ranging from 13·9 to 37·5 cm total length (LT ) were analysed from September 2011 to October 2012. The analysis included gonad maturity phases and blood-plasma levels of oestradiol-17β (E2 ), 11-ketotestosterone (11-KT) and 17,20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one (17,20β-P)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320381/variation-in-readmission-and-mortality-following-hospitalisation-with-a-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-prospective-cohort-study-using-linked-data
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Rosemary J Korda, Wei Du, Cathy Day, Karen Page, Peter S Macdonald, Emily Banks
BACKGROUND: Hospitalisation for heart failure is common and post-discharge outcomes, including readmission and mortality, are often poor and are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine patient- and hospital-level variation in the risk of 30-day unplanned readmission and mortality following discharge from hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. METHODS: Prospective cohort study using data from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study, linking baseline survey (Jan 2006-April 2009) to hospital and mortality data (to Dec 2011)...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319819/childhood-cancer-in-small-geographical-areas-and-proximity-to-air-polluting-industries
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Juan A Ortega-García, Fernando A López-Hernández, Alberto Cárceles-Álvarez, José L Fuster-Soler, Diana I Sotomayor, Rebeca Ramis
AIM: Pediatric cancer has been associated with exposure to certain environmental carcinogens. The purpose of this work is to analyse the relationship between environmental pollution and pediatric cancer risk. METHOD: We analysed all incidences of pediatric cancer (<15) diagnosed in a Spanish region during the period 1998-2015. The place of residence of each patient and the exact geographical coordinates of main industrial facilities was codified in order to analyse the spatial distribution of cases of cancer in relation to industrial areas...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291054/progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-prospective-data-from-an-asian-cohort
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Grace Lui, Ronald Cw Ma, Ping Chook, Chun-Kwok Wong, Claudia Ht Tam, Michael Hm Chan, Shui-Shan Lee, Rity Yk Wong, Catherine Sk Cheung, Kin-Wing Choi, Ping-Chung Leung, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny Cw Chan, Nelson Lee
BACKGROUND: The magnitude and risk factors of progression of atherosclerosis in Asian HIV-infected individuals were unknown. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals, and (2) metabolic and inflammatory parameters that may predict atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected individuals in an Asian cohort. SETTING: A prospective, longitudinal study was performed among adults attending an HIV Metabolic clinic in Hong Kong...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290860/-in-hospital-outcomes-and-complications-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-in-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-different-age-groups
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A M Kochergina, V V Kashtalap, N A Kochergin, V I Ganyukov, O L Barbarash
AIM: to assess early (in-hospital) results of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation (STE) myocardial infarction (MI) in different age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled in this study 356 patients with STEMI who underwent PCI within 24 hours of the disease during 1 year (2012). According to age all patients were divided into 2 groups: "young" ( less or equal 70 years) and "older" (>70 years). RESULTS: Compared with young in older group there were more patients with renal (53...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272968/realistic-fear-of-cervical-cancer-risk-in-japan-depending-on-birth-year
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Asami Yagi, Yutaka Ueda, Tomomi Egawa-Takata, Yusuke Tanaka, Ruriko Nakae, Akiko Morimoto, Yoshito Terai, Masahide Ohmichi, Tomoyuki Ichimura, Toshiyuki Sumi, Hiromi Murata, Hidetaka Okada, Hidekatsu Nakai, Masaki Mandai, Shinya Matsuzaki, Eiji Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Tadashi Kimura, Junko Saito, Yumiko Hori, Eiichi Morii, Tomio Nakayama, Yukio Suzuki, Yoko Motoki, Akiko Sukegawa, Mikiko Asai-Sato, Etsuko Miyagi, Manako Yamaguchi, Risa Kudoh, Sosuke Adachi, Masayuki Sekine, Takayuki Enomoto, Yorihiko Horikoshi, Tetsu Takagi, Kentaro Shimura
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the possible adverse events upon HPV vaccination was widely reported in the media. MHLW announced the suspension of aggressively encouraging HPV vaccination in 2013, and inoculation rate has sharply declined. The aim of the present study was estimation of future cervical cancer risk. METHODS: The latest data on vaccination rate at each age in Sakai City were first investigated. The rate of experiencing sexual intercourse at the age of 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and throughout lifetime is assumed to be 0%, 1%, 2%, 5%, 15%, 25%, and 85% respectively...
March 8, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272198/computer-classes-and-games-in-virtual-reality-environment-to-reduce-loneliness-among-students-of-an-elderly-reference-center-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-cross-over-design
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Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Tania Brusque Crocetta, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Renata Thais de Almeida Barbosa, Regiani Guarnieri, Thais Massetti, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
INTRODUCTION: Physical and mental changes associated with aging commonly lead to a decrease in communication capacity, reducing social interactions and increasing loneliness. Computer classes for older adults make significant contributions to social and cognitive aspects of aging. Games in a virtual reality (VR) environment stimulate the practice of communicative and cognitive skills and might also bring benefits to older adults. Furthermore, it might help to initiate their contact to the modern technology...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263368/dietary-isoflavone-intake-and-all-cause-mortality-in-breast-cancer-survivors-the-breast-cancer-family-registry
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Fang Fang Zhang, Danielle E Haslam, Mary Beth Terry, Julia A Knight, Irene L Andrulis, Mary B Daly, Saundra S Buys, Esther M John
BACKGROUND: Soy foods possess both antiestrogenic and estrogen-like properties. It remains controversial whether women diagnosed with breast cancer should be advised to eat more or less soy foods, especially for those who receive hormone therapies as part of cancer treatment. METHODS: The association of dietary intake of isoflavone, the major phytoestrogen in soy, with all-cause mortality was examined in 6235 women with breast cancer enrolled in the Breast Cancer Family Registry...
March 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210014/dilemma-correlation-between-serum-level-of-hepcidin-and-il-6-in-anemic-myeloma-patients
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Lejla Ibricevic-Balic, Emina Icindic-Nakas, Sabaheta Hasic, Emina Kiseljakovic, Alma Sofo-Hafizovic, Sefkija Balic
INTRODUCTION: Anemia occurs in 60% to 80 % of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma multiplex (MM). The cause of anemia in MM is probably multi factorial and involved among the others hepcidin and some cytokines, especially interleukine-6. Anemia in MM is one of the risk factor used in Durie-Salmon classification for staging and prognostic score. Treatment options are set according to this score with most significant impact on survival. AIM: To estimate baseline level of serum hepcidin, IL-6 and iron metabolism markers in anemic MM patients, possible role of hepcidin and its interaction with IL-6...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198912/inflammatory-bowel-disease-outpatient-treatment-profile
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Rachael Miranda Dos Santos, Ana Teresa Pugas Carvalho, Kelly Dos Santos Silva, Selma Petra Chaves Sá, Aparecida Helena Dos Santos, Millene Ramos Sandinha
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The incidence and prevalence of both conditions have increased and are progressively increasing. These diseases are frequently recurrent and clinically highly severe. In Brazil, the lack of epidemiological data related to such diseases has left these patients in a vulnerable state and contributed to increased morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profiles of patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated in an outpatient service in Brazil...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198515/development-and-characterization-of-microsatellite-markers-for-solen-grandis-using-illumina-sequencing-approach
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Y W Feng, H L Jiang, Y T Liu, X P Wu, X Q Liu, X M Wei
Solen grandis is an important economic and overexploited bivalve species. In order to perform its fine-scale genetic analyses, 105 pairs of microsatellites with polymorphism were identified through Illumina Hiseq platform and bioinformatic assembly technology in this study. The estimated fragment size ranged from 100 to 268 bp and the number of alleles per locus varied between 2 and 23. Observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.0667 to 1.0000 and 0.0966 to 0.9492, respectively. Fourteen loci deviated significantly from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after Bonferroni correction...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195932/contrast-agent-induced-high-signal-intensity-in-dentate-nucleus-on-unenhanced-t1-weighted-images-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoxetic-acid
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Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi, Yoshie Omiya, Hiroshi Onishi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether an association exists between T1-signal increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging and previous administration of gadoxetic acid and gadodiamide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board; the requirement for informed patient consent was waived. A total of 132 patients (male-female ratio, 86:46; mean age, 68.8 ± 11.6 years) who underwent imaging between December 2000 and April 2016 were divided into 4 groups: patients with 5 or more administrations of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid ≥5 administrations" group), only 1 administration of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid 1 administration" group), no gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) administration or chronic liver disease (CLD; "no GBCA administration and no CLD" group), and 5 or more administrations of gadodiamide ("gadodiamide ≥5 administrations" group)...
February 11, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185841/varicocele-embolization-with-glue-and-coils-a-single-center-experience
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C Bilreiro, P Donato, J F Costa, A Agostinho, V Carvalheiro, F Caseiro-Alves
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare metallic coils and glue (n-butyl-2 cyanoacrylate) for varicocele embolization, regarding immediate technical and clinical success, procedure time, complications and recurrence rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of varicocele embolization procedures performed between July 2012 and July 2015 was undertaken. A total of 129 procedures were performed, 26 using glue (20.2%; 26 men with a mean age of 32...
February 6, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176917/xiaozhi-decoction-reduced-posthemorrhoidectomy-pain-and-analgesic-medication-consumption-a-prospective-study
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Jianbin Shen, Xiagang Luo, Xiao Zhou, Chengwu Tang, Huanyu Ju, Yongqiang Xu, Lianjin Qin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Xiaozhi decoction (XZD) on posthemorrhoidectomy pain and analgesic medication consumption. METHODS: From May 2013 to March 2015, 315 patients who underwent open hemorrhoidectomy in our hospital were enrolled in this study, of whom, 160 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with warm water after hemorrhoidectomy (control group) and 155 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with XZD (XZD group) after hemorrhoidectomy...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176673/surgical-hip-dislocation-in-treatment-of-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
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Mohammed Elmarghany, Tarek M Abd El-Ghaffar, Mahmoud Seddik, Ahmed Akar, Yousef Gad, Eissa Ragheb, Alessandro Aprato, Alessandro Massè
BACKGROUND: Most surgeons advocate in situ fixation of the slipped epiphysis with acceptance of any persistent deformity in the proximal femur [Aronsson DD, Loder RT, Breur GJ, Weinstein SL (2006) Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: current concepts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 14, 666-679]. This residual deformity can lead to osteoarthritis due to femoroacetabular cam impingement (FAI) [Leunig M, Slongo T, Ganz R (2008) Subcapital realignment in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: surgical hip dislocation and trimming of the stable trochanter to protect the perfusion of the epiphysis...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155601/comparison-of-the-acute-hematopoietic-capacities-of-erythropoietin-and-u-74389g-concerning-hematocrit-levels
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Constantinos Tsompos, Constantinos Panoulis, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Aggeliki Triantafyllou, George Zografos, Apostolos Papalois
AIM: This study compared the hematopoietic capacities of erythropoietin (Epo) and antioxidant drug U-74389G, based on 2 preliminary studies. The provided results on hematocrit levels augmentation were co-evaluated in a hypoxia reoxygenation protocol of an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hematocrit levels were evaluated at the 60th reoxygenation min (for groups A, C and E) and at the 120th reoxygenation min (for groups B, D and F) in 60 rats. Groups A and B received no drugs, rats from groups C and D were administered with Epo; whereas rats from groups E and F were administered with U-74389G...
January 31, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153154/evaluation-of-invisalign-treatment-effectiveness-and-efficiency-compared-with-conventional-fixed-appliances-using-the-peer-assessment-rating-index
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Jiafeng Gu, Jack Shengyu Tang, Brennan Skulski, Henry W Fields, F Michael Beck, Allen R Firestone, Do-Gyoon Kim, Toru Deguchi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this retrospective case-control study was to compare the treatment effectiveness and efficiency of the Invisalign system with conventional fixed appliances in treating orthodontic patients with mild to moderate malocclusion in a graduate orthodontic clinic. METHODS: Using the peer assessment rating (PAR) index, we evaluated pretreatment and posttreatment records of 48 Invisalign patients and 48 fixed appliances patients. The 2 groups of patients were controlled for general characteristics and initial severity of malocclusion...
February 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128678/permanent-atrial-fibrillation-impairs-the-function-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Qiang Tan, Shuangyue Zhang, Ximing Qi, Xiaoyi Zou, Qiang Sun
OBJECTIVE: to determine whether functions of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were impaired in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: 35 patients with permanent AF (AF group) and 35 age and sex matched controls (control group) were collected. The numbers of circulating CD34(+)/KDR(+) cells were determined with flow cytometry in the two groups. Cell proliferation, tube formation, nitric oxygen (NO) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were assayed...
January 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
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