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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822013/biomonitoring-of-chemicals-in-biota-of-two-wetland-protected-areas-exposed-to-different-levels-of-environmental-impact-results-of-the-previeni-project
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Cristiana Guerranti, Guido Perra, Eva Alessi, Davide Baroni, Dante Caserta, Donatella Caserta, Augusto De Sanctis, Emiliano Leonida Fanello, Cinzia La Rocca, Michela Mariottini, Monia Renzi, Sabrina Tait, Carlo Zaghi, Alberto Mantovani, Silvano Ettore Focardi
The PREVIENI project (funded by the Ministry of Environment) investigated the exposure to endocrine disrupters in samples of human population and environmental biota in Italy. The environmental biomonitoring considered two Italian WWF Oasis, with the aim to compare the presence and effects of endocrine disruptors in organisms from two protected natural areas, respectively, upstream and downstream a chemical emission site. Chemical analysis of pollutants' tissue levels was made on tissues from earthworm, barbell, trout, and coot, selected as bioindicator organisms...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816189/effect-of-different-dentifrices-on-the-surface-roughness-of-acrylic-resins-an-in-vitro-study
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Nitin Gautam, Aditi Sharma, Unjum Bashir, Sisir Rapolu, Nallamilli Mamatha, Siripurapu Sravani
AIM: This study was undertaken to study the effect of three most commonly used dentifrices for denture cleaning and to find out any positive association between number of strokes by toothbrush and surface roughness of acrylic resin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: About 40 acrylic rectangular blocks with high finish were polished until surface roughness was calculated as 0 pirn. The materials tested were distilled water as a control group, Patanjali Dant Kanti, Colgate Total Cream, and Cleansodent as dentifrices...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813162/through-the-looking-glass-and-what-was-found-there-imaging-biomarkers-of-copd
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Dante P I Capaldi, Grace Parraga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811987/early-complications-and-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-an-nsqip-study-based-on-5803-patients
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Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Dante M Leven, Javier Z Guzman, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence, impact, and risk factors for short-term postoperative complications following elective adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology codes were used to query the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) for adults who underwent spinal deformity surgery from 2010 to 2014...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811985/incidence-impact-and-risk-factors-for-30-day-wound-complications-following-elective-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Nathan J Lee, John I Shin, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Jeremy Steinberger, Javier Z Guzman, Branko Skovrlj, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, impact, and risk factors for wound complications within 30 days following elective adult spinal deformity surgery. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, diagnosis codes were used to query the database for adults who underwent spinal deformity surgery from 2010 to 2014. Patients were separated into groups of those with and without wound complications...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811982/a-matched-cohort-analysis-comparing-stand-alone-cages-and-anterior-cervical-plates-used-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Samuel C Overley, Robert K Merrill, Dante M Leven, Joshua J Meaike, Abhishek Kumar, Sheeraz A Qureshi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To compare perioperative characteristics of stand-alone cages and anterior cervical plates used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: We reviewed 40 adult patients who received a stand-alone cage for elective ACDF and matched them with 40 patients who received an anterior cervical plate. We statistically compared operative time, length of stay, proportion of ambulatory cases, overall complications necessitating a trip to the ED, readmission, or reoperation related to index procedure...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809615/does-access-to-private-healthcare-influence-potential-lung-cancer-cure-rates
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Thadathilankal-Jess John, Dante Plekker, Elvis M Irusen, Coenie F N Koegelenberg
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies show a link between poor socioeconomic status (SES) and late-stage cancer diagnosis. However, this has not been consistently shown looking at non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in isolation. Despite the extremely high prevalence of lung cancer and disparities in access to healthcare based on health insurance in South Africa, there is a paucity of data on the influence of health insurance (as a surrogate for SES) on stage at presentation of NSCLC. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between health insurance status (and invariably SES) and staging (and therefore resectability) of patients with primary NCSLC at the time of initial presentation...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807750/high-resolution-simultaneous-imaging-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-arterial-wall-with-improved-cerebrospinal-fluid-suppression
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Lei Zhang, Na Zhang, Jun Wu, Xin Liu, Yiu-Cho Chung
PURPOSE: To develop a technique for three dimensional (3D) high resolution joint imaging of intracranial and extracranial arterial walls with improved cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) suppression and good blood suppression based on T1 weighted sampling perfection with application optimized contrast using different angle evolutions (T1w-SPACE) and to compare this technique (hereafter, iSPACE) with alternating with nutation for tailored excitation (DANTE) prepared SPACE sequence (DANTE-SPACE) for their CSF suppression performance around the mid cerebral arteries (MCA) and blood suppression at carotid arteries...
August 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799122/prognostic-stratification-of-patients-with-advanced-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Dante De Paz, Huang-Kai Kao, Yenlin Huang, Kai-Ping Chang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Prognosis of advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma remains a challenge for clinicians despite progress in its diagnosis and treatment over the past decades. In this review, we assessed clinicopathological factors and potential biomarkers along with their prognostic relevance in an attempt to develop optimal treatment strategies for these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to several pathologic factors that have been proposed to improve prognostic stratification and treatment planning in the eighth edition of the American Joint Committee staging manual on cancer, we reviewed some other imaging and clinicopathological parameters demonstrated to be closely associated with patient prognosis, along with the biomarkers related to novel target or immune therapy...
August 10, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797061/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-trials-testing-anti-toxin-therapies-for-b-anthracis-infection-a-need-for-more-robust-study-designs-and-results
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Wanying Xu, Lernik Ohanjandian, Junfeng Sun, Xizhong Cui, Dante Suffredini, Yan Li, Judith Welsh, Peter Q Eichacker
BACKGROUND: B. anthracis anti-toxin agents are approved and included in the Strategic National Stockpile based primarily on animal infection trials. However, in the only anthrax outbreak an approved anti-toxin agent was administered in, survival did not differ comparing recipients and non-recipients, although recipients appeared sicker. OBJECTIVE: Employ a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate preclinical studies supporting anthrax anti-toxin agents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789843/the-thirsty-dropsy-early-descriptions-in-medical-and-non-medical-authors-of-thirst-as-symptom-of-chronic-heart-failure
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M A Riva, F Cesana, F Achilli, F Scordo, G Cesana
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic heart failure may suffer from severe thirst, even if mechanisms that cause thirst in subjects affected by this condition are not clear. Medical and non-medical authors may have already recognized this symptom during the classical age. METHODS: We analyzed association between thirst and dropsy (an ancient medical term used to indicate different conditions including chronic heart failure) in past medical and non-medical literature...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774654/chagas-disease-importance-of-rats-as-reservoir-hosts-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-chagas-1909-in-western-mexico
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Gumercindo Goicochea-Del Rosal, Benjamín Nogueda-Torres, María Elena Villagrán, José Antonio de Diego-Cabrera, Oziel Dante Montañez-Valdez, José Alejandro Martínez-Ibarra
In Mexico, the role of most species of mammals involved in the transmission cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas, 1909 is poorly known. It was carried out a study to investigate the importance of rats as reservoir of T. cruzi in western Mexico, an area with important risk of transmission of T. cruzi to human. Thirty-eight human dwellings were searched on two representative towns of western Mexico along twelve months for collection of rats and triatomines. Study rats (Rattus norvegicus) Berkenhout, 1769 and triatomines (Meccus phyllosomus longipennis) (Usinger, 1939) were collected inside and outside human dwellings...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763076/-study-plan-2016-of-the-licentiate-of-medical-surgery-of-the-faculty-of-higher-studies-iztacala
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Adolfo René Méndez-Cruz, Xavier de Jesús Novales-Castro, Lilia Isabel Ramírez-García, Eugenio Camarena-Ocampo, Julia Reyes-Reali, Uriel Calderón-Abundes, Dante Amato
The 2016 undergraduate medical degree curriculum at the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is presented. It is the result of a long institutional reflection and academic dialog process of approximately three years, which culminated in its approval by UNAM's Academic Council for the Biology, Chemistry, and Health Sciences areas on January 25, 2016. Its most relevant characteristics are: modular organization, four knowledge areas (biomedical, methodological, socio-psychological, and humanistic and medical practice), and new modules such as Seminar of socio-psycho-biological integration; Genetics and molecular biology; Biochemistry and cellular biology; Pharmacological basis of therapeutics; Infectious diseases, microbiology and parasitology; Medical ethics; Public health; and Evidence-based medicine - clinical epidemiology...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760846/conformational-changes-that-coordinate-the-activity-of-bama-and-bamd-allowing-%C3%AE-barrel-assembly
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Anne L McCabe, Dante Ricci, Modupe Adetunji, Thomas J Silhavy
Most integral outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli assume a β-barrel structure. The β-barrel Assembly Machine (Bam)-a five-member complex composed of β-barrel OMP BamA and four associated lipoproteins, BamB,C,D, and E-folds and inserts OMPs into the outer membrane. The two essential proteins, BamA and BamD interact to stabilize two subcomplexes, BamAB and BamCDE and genetic and structural evidence suggests that interactions between BamA and BamD occur via an electrostatic interaction between a conserved aspartate residue in a periplasmic domain of BamA and a conserved arginine in BamD...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754222/outcomes-of-clostridium-difficile-infected-patients-managed-in-a-common-isolation-unit-compared-with-isolation-in-their-bed-of-diagnosis
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Dante Alí García-Lecona, Elvira Garza-González, Magaly Padilla-Orozco, Lidia Mendoza-Flores, Samatha Flores-Treviño, Soraya Mendoza-Olazaran, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz
Cohorting Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) patients is a strategy which has not been thoroughly evaluated. We compared clinical characteristics and outcomes of CDI patients treated in a common isolation unit (CIU) versus those treated in their bed of diagnosis. Patients treated in the CIU showed lower mortality rates and antibiotic usage; however, a higher recurrence rate was reported.
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748030/16s-rdna-analysis-of-periodontal-plaque-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-periodontitis-patients
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Xingwen Wu, Jiazhen Chen, Meng Xu, Danting Zhu, Xuyang Wang, Yulin Chen, Jing Wu, Chenghao Cui, Wenhong Zhang, Liying Yu
This study investigated if chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is correlated with periodontitis via periodontal microbiota and if certain bacteria affect periodontitis as well as COPD. Moreover, the study investigated whether suffering from COPD is associated with a decrease in the richness and diversity of periodontal microbiota. Subgingival plaque was obtained from 105 patients. Bacterial DNA was isolated from 55 COPD and 50 non-COPD participants (either with or without periodontitis). 16S rRNA gene metagenomic sequencing was used to characterize the microbiota and to determine taxonomic classification...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745146/disorganized-attachment-in-infancy-a-review-of-the-phenomenon-and-its-implications-for-clinicians-and-policy-makers
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Pehr Granqvist, L Alan Sroufe, Mary Dozier, Erik Hesse, Miriam Steele, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Judith Solomon, Carlo Schuengel, Pasco Fearon, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Howard Steele, Jude Cassidy, Elizabeth Carlson, Sheri Madigan, Deborah Jacobvitz, Sarah Foster, Kazuko Behrens, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Naomi Gribneau, Gottfried Spangler, Mary J Ward, Mary True, Susan Spieker, Sophie Reijman, Samantha Reisz, Anne Tharner, Frances Nkara, Ruth Goldwyn, June Sroufe, David Pederson, Deanne Pederson, Robert Weigand, Daniel Siegel, Nino Dazzi, Kristin Bernard, Peter Fonagy, Everett Waters, Sheree Toth, Dante Cicchetti, Charles H Zeanah, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Mary Main, Robbie Duschinsky
Disorganized/Disoriented (D) attachment has seen widespread interest from policy makers, practitioners, and clinicians in recent years. However, some of this interest seems to have been based on some false assumptions that (1) attachment measures can be used as definitive assessments of the individual in forensic/child protection settings and that disorganized attachment (2) reliably indicates child maltreatment, (3) is a strong predictor of pathology, and (4) represents a fixed or static "trait" of the child, impervious to development or help...
July 26, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735643/disrupted-relationship-between-resting-state-connectivity-and-task-evoked-activity-during-social-perception-in-schizophrenia
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Sjoerd J H Ebisch, Vittorio Gallese, Anatolia Salone, Giovanni Martinotti, Giuseppe di Iorio, Dante Mantini, Mauro Gianni Perrucci, Gian Luca Romani, Massimo Di Giannantonio, Georg Northoff
Schizophrenia has been described as a self-disorder, whereas social deficits are key features of the illness. Changes in "resting state" activity of brain networks involved in self-related processing have been consistently reported in schizophrenia, but their meaning for social perception deficits remains poorly understood. Here, we applied a novel approach investigating the relationship between task-evoked neural activity during social perception and functional organization of self-related brain networks during a "resting state"...
July 20, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732315/total-and-ionized-magnesium-testing-in-the-surgical-intensive-care-unit-opportunities-for-improved-laboratory-and-pharmacy-utilization
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Daniel Dante Yeh, Nalin Chokengarmwong, Yuchiao Chang, Liyang Yu, Colleen Arsenault, Joseph Rudolf, Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, Kent Lewandrowski
PURPOSE: Ionized fraction (iMg) is the physiologically active form of magnesium (Mg); total Mg may not accurately reflect iMg status. Erroneously "low" Mg levels may result in unnecessary repetitive testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 11/2015 to 01/2016, patients ordered for Mg from a pilot ICU also had iMg tested. Weighted kappa statistic was used to assess agreement between Mg categories (low, normal, high). Predictors of unnecessary repeated Mg testing and repletion using data were explored through logistic regression models using GEE techniques to account for repeated measurements in both bivariate and multivariable analyses...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726328/dante-s-two-suns-reflections-on-the-psychological-sources-of-the-divine-comedy
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David M Black
The power of Dante's Divine Comedy is unmistakable, but surprising in view of its theological structure and assumptions that are no longer current among most modern readers. This paper suggests that its power derives from the deep psychological truthfulness with which Dante deals with the painful personal crisis that underlies the poem and is his starting point. It attempts to clarify what may have constituted that crisis, and why the structure of the Comedy, and in particular its use of two guides, Virgil and Beatrice, who might be thought a somewhat incompatible pairing, point significantly to the nature of the solution Dante arrived at...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
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