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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340202/validity-and-reproducibility-of-the-start-back-tool-dutch-version-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-in-primary-care-settings
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Jasper D Bier, Raymond W J G Ostelo, Miranda L van Hooff, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen
Objective: To translate, and to investigate the reliability and validity of the STarT Back screening tool (SBT) in the primary care setting among patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). Methods: The SBT was formally translated in Dutch following a multistep approach for forward and backward translation. General practitioners and physiotherapists included patients with LBP. Patients completed a baseline a questionnaire and a follow-up at three days and three months...
March 9, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333830/minimal-variation-in-anti-a-and-b-titers-among-healthy-volunteers-over-time-implications-for-the-use-of-out-of-group-blood-components
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Ulrik Sprogøe, Mark Yazer, Mads Hvidkjær Rasmussen, Berit Antonsen, Claus Bistrup, Kristian Assing
BACKGROUND: Using potentially out-of-group blood components, like low titer A plasma and O whole blood, in the resuscitation of trauma patients is becoming increasingly popular. However, very little is known whether the donors' anti-A and/or -B titers change over time and whether repeated titer measurements on the same donor are required to ensure that each donation produces a low titer product. METHODS: The anti-A and/or -B titers were measured on 56 healthy adult volunteers (47 blood donors; 9 blood center personnel) every three months for 12 consecutive months using an automated solid phase analyzer...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327267/a-modified-nance-palatal-arch-for-the-treatment-of-ectopically-erupting-permanent-first-molars
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Fábio Lourenço Romano, Juliana Arid, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, Raquel Assed Bezerra Segato, Paulo Nelson Filho
Permanent teeth that remain impacted could lead to the early loss of primary teeth and cause space problems in dental arches. We present two cases of ectopic eruption of the permanent maxillary first molars treated with soft distal movements using a modified Nance palatal arch (NPAm). The wire was soldered to the band and positioned distally to serve as support for the elastic chain, which was attached to a bonded button on the occlusal surface. After a few months, the ectopic eruption was corrected, preserving the adjacent primary teeth and restoring the occlusion...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327265/association-between-body-mass-index-and-caries-experience-in-brazilian-children-and-adolescents
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Raquel Assed Bezerra da Silva, Driely Barreiros, Sara Oliveira, Lea Assed Bezerra da Silva, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Erika Calvano Küchler
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between caries and body mass index (BMI) deviations in Brazilian schoolchildren and adolescents. METHODS: A total of 237 three- to 15-year-old children, all undergoing treatment in a university pediatric dental clinic, was evaluated. Caretakers answered a questionnaire on sociodemographic, ethnicity, oral hygiene, and dietary information. The children's height was measured in centimeters, the weight in kilograms, and BMIs were calculated...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320415/the-development-of-integrated-diabetes-care-in-the-netherlands-a-multiplayer-self-assessment-analysis
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Nick Zonneveld, Lidewij E Vat, Hans Vlek, Mirella M N Minkman
BACKGROUND: Since recent years Dutch diabetes care has increasingly focused on improving the quality of care by introducing the concept of care groups (in Dutch: 'zorggroepen'), care pathways and improving cooperation with involved care professionals and patients. This study examined how participating actors in care groups assess the development of their diabetes services and the differences and similarities between different stakeholder groups. METHODS: A self-evaluation study was performed within 36 diabetes care groups in the Netherlands...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319567/treatment-of-biliary-stricture-after-live-donor-liver-transplantation-with-combined-metal-and-plastic-stent-%C3%A4-nsertion-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Erkan Parlak, Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Bilal Toka, Mustafa Ihsan Uslan
BACKGROUND: Fully covered-self expandable metal stents (Fc-SEMSs) have a challenging use in the treatment of anastomosis strictures (ASs) after live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) because they can occlude secondary branch biliary ducts when placed above the biliary bifurcation. In this study we evaluated the technical feasibility and safety of combining Fc-SEMSs with plastic stent(s) inserted to the secondary branch biliary ducts for the treatment of ASs after LDLT. METHODS: The study group included 22 patients (12 men, aged 51±11 years) with anastomotic biliary stricture after LDLT...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314888/youtube-provides-poor-information-regarding-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
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J T Cassidy, E Fitzgerald, E S Cassidy, M Cleary, D P Byrne, B M Devitt, J F Baker
PURPOSE: YouTube is a global medium used predominantly by young adults (aged 18-49 years). This study examined the quality of YouTube information regarding ACL injury and reconstruction. METHODS: YouTube was searched on the 13th of June 2015 for "ACL" and "anterior cruciate ligament" with/without associated terms of "injury", "reconstruction", and "surgery". Videos were evaluated by two independent reviewers [EF (Reviewer 1), (Reviewer 2)] using two recognized information scoring systems (Modified DISCERN (MD) 0-5 and JAMA Benchmark 0-4) and an adaptation of a score designed for written ACL information [ACL Specific Score (ASS) 0-25]...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302489/modelling-urea-cycle-disorder-citrullinemia-type-1-with-disease-specific-ipscs
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Elena Yukie Yoshitoshi-Uebayashi, Taro Toyoda, Katsutaro Yasuda, Maki Kotaka, Keiko Nomoto, Keisuke Okita, Kentaro Yasuchika, Shinya Okamoto, Noriyuki Takubo, Toshiya Nishikubo, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shinji Uemoto, Kenji Osafune
Citrullinemia type 1 (CTLN1) is a urea cycle disorder (UCD) caused by mutations of the ASS1 gene, which is responsible for production of the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS), and classically presented as life-threatening hyperammonemia in newborns. Therapeutic options are limited, and neurological sequelae may persist. To understand the pathophysiology and find novel treatments, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from a CTLN1 patient and differentiated into hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs)...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302031/hif1a-is-overexpressed-in-medulloblastoma-and-its-inhibition-reduces-proliferation-and-increases-epas1-and-atg16l1-methylation
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Gustavo Alencastro Veiga Cruzeiro, Maristella Bergamo Dos Reis, Vanessa Silva Silveira, Régia Caroline Peixoto Lira, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti, Luciano Neder, Ricardo Santos Oliveira, José Andres Yunes, Silvia Regina Brandalise, Simone Aguiar, Agda Karina Eterovic, Luiz Gonzaga Tone, Carlos Alberto Scrideli, Elvis Terci Valera
BACKGROUND: Genetic and epigenetic modifications are closely related to tumor initiation and progression and can provide guidance for understanding tumor functioning, potentially leading to the discovery of new therapies. Studies have associated hypoxia-related genes to tumor progression and chemo/radioresistance in brain tumors. Information on the expression profile of hypoxia-related genes in pediatric medulloblastoma, although scarce, may reveal relevant information that could support treatment decisions...
March 15, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293456/acute-digital-ischemia-a-rare-presentation-of-antisynthetase-syndrome
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Jin Ei Chan, Sandeep Palakodeti, Matthew J Koster
Antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) is recognized as a subgroup of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs). It is associated with autoantibodies directed against aminoacyl-transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) synthetase enzymes. We report the first case of anti-PL-7/anti-SSA 52kD ASS presenting as acute digital ischemia, an association not described previously. Occlusive vasculopathy is a rare but serious manifestation that can be seen at presentation in patients with ASS and may herald the onset of severe interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286522/assessment-of-105-patients-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-induced-angioedema
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Eva Rye Rasmussen, Christian von Buchwald, Mia Wadelius, Sumangali Chandra Prasad, Shailajah Kamaleswaran, Kawa Khaled Ajgeiy, Georg Authried, Kristine Appel U Pallesen, Anette Bygum
Objective. To asses a cohort of 105 consecutive patients with angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitor induced angioedema with regard to demographics, risk factors, family history of angioedema, hospitalization, airway management, outcome, and use of diagnostic codes used for the condition. Study Design. Cohort study. Methods. This was a retrospective cohort study of 105 patients with angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitor induced angioedema in the period 1995-2014. Results. The cohort consisted of 67 females and 38 males (F : M ratio 1...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284644/suitability-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-and-artificial-sweeteners-ass-as-wastewater-indicators-in-the-pearl-river-delta-south-china
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Yuan-Yuan Yang, Wang-Rong Liu, You-Sheng Liu, Jian-Liang Zhao, Qian-Qian Zhang, Min Zhang, Jin-Na Zhang, Yu-Xia Jiang, Li-Juan Zhang, Guang-Guo Ying
Wastewater indicator is a useful tool for evaluating the wastewater impact on natural water, but there is little information about the suitability of wastewater indicators for different regions. This study aimed to select suitable wastewater indicators in the Pearl River Delta region, south China by screening a range of wastewater related organic compounds. The screening campaign was carried out by investigating the occurrence and removal efficiencies of 93 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and 5 artificial sweeteners (ASs) in nine wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located in the region, and the occurrence of these target compounds in the contaminated and clean surface water of the Pearl River...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284317/the-level-of-diagnostic-assessment-in-severe-asthma-a-nationwide-real-life-study
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Anna von Bülow, Vibeke Backer, Uffe Bodtger, Niels Ulrik Søes-Petersen, Karin Dahl Assing, Tina Skjold, Celeste Porsbjerg
INTRODUCTION: Systematic assessment of patients with severe asthma is pivotal to decide which patients are eligible to new biological therapies. However, the level of diagnostic work-up in patients with severe asthma is only poorly investigated. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To describe the diagnostic work-up in a complete population of patients with severe asthma including: objective confirmation of the asthma diagnosis, and identification of potential treatment barriers, such as poor adherence and poor inhaler technique...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278690/mitochondrial-dna-genetic-diversity-in-six-italian-donkey-breeds-equus-asinus
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Maria Cristina Cozzi, Paolo Valiati, Raffaele Cherchi, Erica Gorla, Raphaelle Teresa Matilde Maria Prinsen, Maria Longeri, Alessandro Bagnato, Maria Giuseppina Strillacci
Donkeys have played an important role in agricultural land practices and in human historical periods of recent past and, still today, are used as a working power in several world areas. The objective of this study was to identify genetic variability in six Italian donkey breeds using mtDNA D-loop. Fifteen haplotypes, grouped in three haplogroups, were identified. The genetic indices were informative and showed a high population genetic variability. The results of AMOVA analyses based on geographic structuring of Italian populations highlighted that the majority of the observed variance is due to differences among samples within breeds...
February 28, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276836/biomass-behaviour-in-a-conventional-activated-sludge-system-treating-olive-mill-wastewater
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Tawfik El Moussaoui, Yasamine Jaouad, Laila Mandi, Benoît Marrot, Naaila Ouazzani
The current work aims to study the biomass behaviour in a continuous mode activated sludge system (ASS) treating olive mill wastewater (OMWW) through an increasing OMWW food to microorganism ration (F/M). To this end, the biomass growth, the specific oxygen uptake rate (SOUR), microbial characterization, sludge volume index (SVI) as well as COD and phenolic compounds removal efficiencies were examined over time. Results showed a successful growth of the biomass that reached 6.79 gTSS l(-1) and 5.42 gVSS l(-1)...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259135/mir-155-is-positively-regulated-by-cbx7-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-and-colon-carcinomas-and-targets-the-kras-oncogene
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Floriana Forzati, Marco De Martino, Francesco Esposito, Romina Sepe, Simona Pellecchia, Umberto Malapelle, Gianluca Pellino, Claudio Arra, Alfredo Fusco
BACKGROUND: Loss of CBX7 expression has been described in several malignant neoplasias, including human colon and thyroid carcinomas proposing CBX7 as a tumor suppressor gene with a key role in cancer progression. This role is supported from the development of benign and malignant neoplasias in Cbx7 null mice. The aim of our work has been to investigate the mechanisms underlying the CBX7 oncosuppressor activity by analyzing the microRNAs (miRNAs) regulated by CBX7. METHODS: The miRNA expression profiles of the mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) null for Cbx7 and the wild-type counterpart were analyzed by the miRNACHIP microarray and then validated by qRT-PCR...
March 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254324/modification-of-ti6al4v-implant-surfaces-by-biocompatible-tio2-pcl-hybrid-layers-prepared-via-sol-gel-dip-coating-structural-characterization-mechanical-and-corrosion-behavior
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Michelina Catauro, Flavia Bollino, Roberto Giovanardi, Paolo Veronesi
Surface modification of metallic implants is a promising strategy to improve tissue tolerance, osseointegration and corrosion resistance of them. In the present work, bioactive and biocompatible organic-inorganic hybrid coatings were prepared using a sol-gel dip coating route. They consist of an inorganic TiO2 matrix in which different percentages of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, were incorporated. The coatings were used to modify the surface of Ti6Al4V substrates in order to improve their wear and corrosion resistance...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240373/the-effect-of-simulated-metastatic-lesions-on-the-biomechanical-behavior-of-the-proximal-femur
#18
Emir Benca, Andreas Reisinger, Janina M Patsch, Lena Hirtler, Alexander Synek, Sandra Stenicka, Reinhard Windhager, Winfried Mayr, Dieter H Pahr
Pathologic fractures of femora in patients with metastatic cancer are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Prediction of impending fractures is based on unspecific clinical criteria or past clinician's experience, which leads to underestimation or overtreatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the site of metastatic lesions on biomechanical behavior of the proximal femur. Sixteen pairs of human femora were scanned with quantitative computed tomography (QCT) to asses bone mineral density...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236261/subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-copd-cases-and-control-smokers-analysis-in-relation-with-copd-exacerbations-and-exacerbation-like-episodes
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Rafael Golpe, Alfonso Mateos-Colino, Carlos González-Juanatey, Ana Testa-Fernández, Nuria Domínguez-Pin, Francisco J Martín-Vázquez
PURPOSE: It remains unclear whether there is a pathogenic link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular diseases. Subclinical carotid atherosclerosis is a predictor of future cardiovascular events. Exacerbations increase all-cause mortality in COPD, and exacerbation-like episodes have been described in subjects without COPD. Our objectives were as follows: (1) to confirm the independent association between COPD and carotid atherosclerosis and (2) to asses the possible relationship between COPD exacerbations or exacerbation-like episodes and a higher risk of atherosclerosis...
February 24, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216408/neuroprotective-property-of-low-molecular-weight-fraction-from-b-%C3%A2-jararaca-snake-venom-in-h2o2-induced-cytotoxicity-in-cultured-hippocampal-cells
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Samyr Machado Querobino, Daniel Carneiro Carrettiero, Maricilia Silva Costa, Carlos Alberto-Silva
In central nervous system cells, low molecular weight fractions (LMWF) from snake venoms can inhibit changes in mitochondrial membrane permeability, preventing the diffusion of cytochrome c to the cytoplasm, inhibiting the activation of pro-apoptotic factors. Here, we evaluated the neuroprotective activity of LMWF from Bothrops jararaca (Bj) snake venom in H2O2-induced cytotoxicity in cultured hippocampal cells. SDS-PAGE, FT-IR and MALDI-TOF analysis of LMWF (<14 kDa) confirmed the absence of high-molecular-weight proteins in the fraction...
February 20, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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