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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525528/sevelamer-versus-calcium-based-phosphate-binders-for-chronic-kidney-disease
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Gonzalo A Bravo-Soto, Trinidad Madrid
Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder is prevalent. There is controversy regarding whether calcium-based phosphate binders or sevelamer - a non-calcium phosphate binder – constitute a better therapeutic alternative. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, we identified 12 systematic reviews comprising 61 studies of which 41 correspond to randomized trials addressing the question of this article. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings following the GRADE approach...
May 12, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518221/micronutrient-supplementation-in-adults-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marianne E Visser, Solange Durao, David Sinclair, James H Irlam, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies are common among adults living with HIV disease, particularly in low-income settings where the diet may be low in essential vitamins and minerals. Some micronutrients play critical roles in maintenance of the immune system, and routine supplementation could therefore be beneficial. This is an update of a Cochrane Review previously published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether micronutrient supplements are effective and safe in reducing mortality and HIV-related morbidity of HIV-positive adults (excluding pregnant women)...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508265/incidence-of-vertebral-fractures-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-after-8-years-of-follow-up
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Mario García-Carrasco, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, María de la Luz León-Vázquez, Socorro Méndez-Martínez, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Álvaro Montiel-Jarquín, Miguel Angel Enriquez-Guerra, Margarita Muñóz-Guarneros, José Luis Gálvez-Romero, Pamela Soto-Santillán, Ricard Cervera
The aim of this study was to evaluate possible associations between potential risk factors and the occurrence of established vertebral fractures (VF) in Mexican patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Consecutive patients with SLE were enrolled in a prospective, observational study from 2006 to 2015. Information on potential risk factors, including demographics, clinical data, and bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and hip on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was collected at baseline and follow-up...
May 15, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508244/interventions-for-the-endodontic-management-of-non-vital-traumatised-immature-permanent-anterior-teeth-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-and-guidelines-of-the-european-academy-of-paediatric-dentistry
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REVIEW
M Duggal, H Jinn Tong, M Al-Ansary, W Twati, P F Day, H Nazzal
AIM: This systematic review was undertaken in order to develop guidelines for the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry for the management of non-vital permanent anterior teeth with incomplete root development. METHODS: Three techniques were considered; apexification by single or multiple applications of calcium hydroxide, use of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) for the creation of an apical plug followed by obturation of the root canal, and finally a Regenerative Endodontic Technique (RET)...
May 15, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489278/growth-of-indoor-fungi-on-gypsum
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Frank J J Segers, Karel A van Laarhoven, Han A B Wösten, Jan Dijksterhuis
AIMS: To have a better understanding of fungal growth on gypsum building materials to prevent indoor fungal growth. METHODS AND RESULTS: Gypsum is acquired by mining or as a by-product of flue-gas desulfurization or treatment of phosphate ore for the production of fertilizer. Natural gypsum, flue-gas gypsum, and phosphogypsum therefore have different mineral compositions. Here, growth of fungi on these types of gypsum was assessed. Conidia of the indoor fungi Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium halotolerans, and Penicillium rubens were inoculated and observed using microscopic techniques including low temperature scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-SEM)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476202/periodontal-ligament-entheses-and-their-adaptive-role-in-the-context-of-dentoalveolar-joint-function
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REVIEW
Jeremy D Lin, Andrew T Jang, Michael P Kurylo, Jonathan Hurng, Feifei Yang, Lynn Yang, Arvin Pal, Ling Chen, Sunita P Ho
OBJECTIVE: The dynamic bone-periodontal ligament (PDL)-tooth fibrous joint consists of two adaptive functionally graded interfaces (FGI), the PDL-bone and PDL-cementum that respond to mechanical strain transmitted during mastication. In general, from a materials and mechanics perspective, FGI prevent catastrophic failure during prolonged cyclic loading. This review is a discourse of results gathered from literature to illustrate the dynamic adaptive nature of the fibrous joint in response to physiologic and pathologic simulated functions, and experimental tooth movement...
May 2, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473075/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-osteoporosis%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-bone-mineral-density
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Robert J Ward, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, Erin Arnold, Steven J Baccei, R Carter Cassidy, Eric Y Chang, Michael G Fox, Bennett S Greenspan, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Mary G Hochman, Douglas N Mintz, Joel S Newman, Charles Reitman, Zehava S Rosenberg, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Barbara N Weissman
Osteoporosis is a considerable public health risk, with 50% of women and 20% of men >50 years of age experiencing fracture, with mortality rates of 20% within the first year. Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the primary diagnostic modality by which to screen women >65 years of age and men >70 years of age for osteoporosis. In postmenopausal women <65 years of age with additional risk factors for fracture, DXA is recommended. Some patients with bone mineral density above the threshold for treatment may qualify for treatment on the basis of vertebral body fractures detected through a vertebral fracture assessment scan, a lateral spine equivalent generated from a commercial DXA machine...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472738/cartilage-lesions-in-feline-stifle-joints-associations-with-articular-mineralizations-and-implications-for-osteoarthritis
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Alexandra Leijon, Charles J Ley, Antonia Corin, Cecilia Ley
Feline stifle osteoarthritis (OA) is common, however little is known about the early stages of the disease. Furthermore, the importance of small articular mineralizations (AMs) in feline stifle OA is controversial. This study aimed to describe microscopic articular cartilage lesions and to investigate associations between cartilage lesions and AMs, synovitis, osteochondral junction findings and subchondral bone sclerosis. Stifles of 29 cats, aged 1-23years and euthanized for reasons other than stifle disease, were examined...
April 19, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447308/determinants-of-stage-at-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-in-nigerian-women-sociodemographic-breast-cancer-awareness-health-care-access-and-clinical-factors
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Elima Jedy-Agba, Valerie McCormack, Oluwole Olaomi, Wunmi Badejo, Monday Yilkudi, Terna Yawe, Emmanuel Ezeome, Iliya Salu, Elijah Miner, Ikechukwu Anosike, Sally N Adebamowo, Benjamin Achusi, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Clement Adebamowo
PURPOSE: Advanced stage at diagnosis is a common feature of breast cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), contributing to poor survival rates. Understanding its determinants is key to preventing deaths from this cancer in SSA. METHODS: Within the Nigerian Integrative Epidemiology of Breast Cancer Study, a multicentred case-control study on breast cancer, we studied factors affecting stage at diagnosis of cases, i.e. women diagnosed with histologically confirmed invasive breast cancer between January 2014 and July 2016 at six secondary and tertiary hospitals in Nigeria...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442780/the-effect-of-body-composition-and-serum-inflammatory-markers-on-the-functional-muscle-bone-unit-in-premenopausal-women
#10
S M Mueller, I Herter-Aeberli, A C Cepeda-Lopez, M Flück, H H Jung, M Toigo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: A number of recent studies dealing with the relationship between the effects of high body mass (BM) and fat mass (FM) on bone mass and strength exhibit a range of contrasting variations in their findings. These diverse findings have led to an ongoing controversy as to whether high BM and FM positively or negatively affect bone mass and strength. Excessive fat mass and the associated low-grade inflammation might overturn the higher mechanical stimulus arising from a higher body mass...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440763/recommended-vitamin-d-levels-in-the-general-population
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Mariela Varsavsky, Pedro Rozas Moreno, Antonio Becerra Fernández, Inés Luque Fernández, José Manuel Quesada Gómez, Verónica Ávila Rubio, Antonia García Martín, María Cortés Berdonces, Silvia Naf Cortés, Manuel Romero Muñoz, Rebeca Reyes García, Esteban Jódar Gimeno, Manuel Muñoz Torres
OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations based on evidence on the management of vitaminD deficiency in the general population. PARTICIPANTS: Members of the Bone Metabolism Working Group of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology. METHODS: Recommendations were formulated using the GRADE system (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) to describe both the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. A systematic search was made in MEDLINE (Pubmed) using the term VitaminD and the name of each issue...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440761/recommendations-on-the-effect-of-antidiabetic-drugs-in-bone
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Pedro Rozas-Moreno, Rebeca Reyes-García, Esteban Jódar-Gimeno, Mariela Varsavsky, Inés Luque-Fernández, María Cortés-Berdonces, Manuel Muñoz-Torres
OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations on the effect of antidiabetic drugs on bone fragility to help select the most adequate antidiabetic treatment, especially in diabetic patients with high risk of fracture. PARTICIPANTS: Members of the Bone Metabolism Working Group of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology. METHODS: The GRADE system (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) was used to establish both the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426159/open-microfluidic-gel-electrophoresis-rapid-and-low-cost-separation-and-analysis-of-dna-at-the-nanoliter-scale
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Ludwig Gutzweiler, Tobias Gleichmann, Laurent Tanguy, Peter Koltay, Roland Zengerle, Lutz Riegger
Gel electrophoresis is one of the most applied and standardized tools for separation and analysis of macromolecules and their fragments in academic research and in industry. In this work we present a novel approach for conducting on-demand electrophoretic separations of DNA molecules in open microfluidic (OM) systems on planar polymer substrates. The approach combines advantages of slab gel, capillary- & chip-based methods offering low consumable costs (<0.1 $) circumventing cost intensive microfluidic chip fabrication, short process times (5 minutes per analysis) and high sensitivity (4 ng/μl dsDNA) combined with reasonable resolution (17 bases)...
April 20, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410878/efficacy-of-laronidase-therapy-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-who-initiated-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-adult-age-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jordi Pérez-López, Montserrat Morales-Conejo, Mónica López-Rodríguez, Álvaro Hermida-Ameijeiras, Marc Moltó-Abad
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of starting enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) in adults with Muchopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS-I) is controversial. Evaluating the benefits reported by patients initiating ERT with laronidase at adult age might help physicians decide whether the use of ERT in these patients is worthwhile from a clinical point of view. OBJECTIVE: To assess every effectiveness variable modified in MPS-I patients who initiated laronidase at adult age. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature, from inception to July 2016, was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and LILACS to identify randomized trials or observational studies including ≥1 MPS-I patients with ERT initiated in adult age (≥18years) and evaluating ERT efficacy...
April 9, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404091/tenofovir-alafenamide-versus-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-for-the-treatment-of-hbeag-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-non-inferiority-trial
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Henry L Y Chan, Scott Fung, Wai Kay Seto, Wan-Long Chuang, Chi-Yi Chen, Hyung Joon Kim, Aric Josun Hui, Harry L A Janssen, Abhijit Chowdhury, Tak Yin Owen Tsang, Rajiv Mehta, Edward Gane, John F Flaherty, Benedetta Massetto, Anuj Gaggar, Kathryn M Kitrinos, Lanjia Lin, G Mani Subramanian, John G McHutchison, Young-Suk Lim, Subrat K Acharya, Kosh Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir alafenamide is a novel prodrug formulated to deliver the active metabolite to target cells more efficiently than tenofovir disoproxil fumarate at a lower dose, thereby reducing systemic exposure. In patients with HIV, tenofovir alafenamide was as efficacious as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, with reduced bone and renal toxic effects. We compared the efficacy and safety of the two drugs in patients with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a non-inferiority study...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402086/the-effect-of-increased-microporosity-on-bone-formation-within-silicate-substituted-scaffolds-in-an-ovine-posterolateral-spinal-fusion-model
#16
Melanie Jean Coathup, Gordon William Blunn, Charlie Campion, Chih-Yuan Ho, Karin Angela Hing
This study compared the bone forming capacity of the same formulation of silicate-substituted bone graft substitute materials with different microporosity in an instrumented posterolateral spinal fusion ovine model. Materials with a strut porosity of (i) 22.5% (SiCaP) or (ii) 36.0% (SiCaP(+)) were packed along either side of the spine. Bone apposition rates, % new bone formation, % bone-implant contact, and % graft resorption were quantified at 8, 12, and 24 weeks post surgery. Computed Tomography (CT) was used to grade the formation of fusion bridges between vertebrae...
May 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395318/benefits-and-harms-of-osteoporosis-medications-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Lisa M Wilson, Casey M Rebholz, Ermias Jirru, Marisa Chi Liu, Allen Zhang, Jessica Gayleard, Yue Chu, Karen A Robinson
Background: Complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) include weak bones and increased fracture risk. Purpose: To review the benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications (bisphosphonates, teriparatide, raloxifene, and denosumab) compared with placebo, usual care, or active control in terms of bone mineral density (BMD), fractures, and safety in patients with CKD. Data Sources: PubMed and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from December 2006 through December 2016...
May 2, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392254/american-society-for-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-integrated-health-nutritional-guidelines-for-the-surgical-weight-loss-patient-2016-update-micronutrients
#18
Julie Parrott, Laura Frank, Rebecca Rabena, Lillian Craggs-Dino, Kellene A Isom, Laura Greiman
BACKGROUND: Optimizing postoperative patient outcomes and nutritional status begins preoperatively. Patients should be educated before and after weight loss surgery (WLS) on the expected nutrient deficiencies associated with alterations in physiology. Although surgery can exacerbate preexisting nutrient deficiencies, preoperative screening for vitamin deficiencies has not been the norm in the majority of WLS practices. Screening is important because it is common for patients who present for WLS to have at least 1 vitamin or mineral deficiency preoperatively...
January 19, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379565/high-evening-cortisol-level-is-associated-with-low-tbs-and-increased-prevalent-vertebral-fractures-osteolaus-study
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Elena Gonzalez Rodriguez, Olivier Lamy, Delphine Stoll, Marie Metzger, Martin Preisig, Christine Kuehner, Peter Vollenweider, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Gérard Waeber, Bérengère Aubry-Rozier, Didier Hans
Context: Increased evening cortisol levels, observed with aging and psychological stress, have been implicated in bone mineral density (BMD) loss. The effect on bone microarchitecture and fracture risk has never been studied. Objective: To study the relationship between salivary cortisol circadian rhythm and: 1) Trabecular Bone Score (TBS), a texture parameter correlated with bone microarchitecture, 2) fracture prevalence. Design, Setting, Patients, and Interventions: Cross-sectional study including 608 women >50 years old (mean 65...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377269/multivitamin-use-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hanne T Wolf, Hanne K Hegaard, Lene D Huusom, Anja B Pinborg
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, a healthy diet is widely accessible. However, a change toward a poor-quality diet with a low nutritional value in high-income countries has led to an inadequate vitamin intake during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between multivitamin use among women in high-income countries and the risk of adverse birth outcomes (preterm birth [primary outcome], low birthweight, small for gestational age, stillbirth, neonatal death, perinatal mortality, and congenital anomalies without further specification)...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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