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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402737/comparison-of-polymerization-shrinkage-physical-properties-and-marginal-adaptation-of-flowable-and-restorative-bulk-fill-resin-based-composites
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J H Jung, S H Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the marginal adaptation of two flowable bulk fill resin-based composites (FB-RBCs), two restorative bulk fill resin-based composites (RB-RBCs), and one regular incremental-fill RBC in MOD cavities in vitro. Additionally, the influence of linear polymerization shrinkage, shrinkage force, flexural modulus, and bottom/top surface hardness ratio on the marginal adaptation was evaluated. METHODS: A Class II MOD cavity was prepared in 40 extracted sound lower molars...
April 12, 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402731/characterization-of-inorganic-filler-content-mechanical-properties-and-light-transmission-of-bulk-fill-resin-composites
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B M Fronza, Apa Ayres, R R Pacheco, F A Rueggeberg, Cts Dias, M Giannini
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to characterize inorganic content (IC), light transmission (LT), biaxial flexural strength (BFS), and flexural modulus (FM) of one conventional (layered) and four bulk-fill composites at different depths. METHODS: Bulk-fill composites tested were Surefil SDR flow (SDR), Filtek Bulk Fill (FBF), Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill (TEC), and EverX Posterior (EXP). Herculite Classic (HER) was used as a control. Energy dispersive x-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy were used to characterize filler particle composition and morphology...
April 12, 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401027/beneficial-effects-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-in-adulthood
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T S Park, Caleb Edwards, Jenny L Liu, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
 Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been used to treat children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) for over three decades. However, little is known about the outcomes of childhood SDR in adults.  Objectives: 1) To study the effects of childhood SDR on the quality of life and ambulatory function in adult life. 2) To determine late side effects of SDR in adults.   Methods: Adults (> 17.9 years) who underwent SDR in childhood (2 - 17.9 years) between 1987 and 2013 were surveyed in 2015. Patients completed a survey, including questions on demographic information, quality of life, health, surgical outcomes, motor function, manual ability, pain, braces/orthotics, post-SDR treatment, living situation, education level, work status, and side effects of SDR...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399833/a-comparison-of-dalys-for-periodontal-disease-in-china-between-1990-and-2013-insights-from-the-2013-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Qi Zhang, Zhixin Li, Chunxiao Wang, Yunning Liu, Yang Yang, Scottie Bussell, Maigeng Zhou, Linhong Wang
BACKGROUND: China has undergone a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition with fast ecomonic development since the 1980s. Oral health is becoming a major public health problem as the prevalence of non-communicable diseases has greatly increased. Periodontal disease (PD) and caries are among the most prevalent oral diseases. PD accounts for the majority of tooth loss and increases with age. China's third national epidemiological investigation on oral diseases (2005) revealed that periodontitis affected >50% of the adult population...
April 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394293/implementation-of-a-cross-layer-sensing-medium-access-control-scheme
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Yishan Su, Xiaomei Fu, Guangyao Han, Naishen Xu, Zhigang Jin
In this paper, compressed sensing (CS) theory is utilized in a medium-access control (MAC) scheme for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We propose a new, cross-layer compressed sensing medium-access control (CL CS-MAC) scheme, combining the physical layer and data link layer, where the wireless transmission in physical layer is considered as a compress process of requested packets in a data link layer according to compressed sensing (CS) theory. We first introduced using compressive complex requests to identify the exact active sensor nodes, which makes the scheme more efficient...
April 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383612/european-cardiovascular-mortality-over-the-last-three-decades-evaluation-of-time-trends-forecasts-for-2016
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M Gaeta, F Campanella, L Gentile, G M Schifino, L Capasso, F Bandera, G Banfi, M Arpesella, C Ricci
BACKGROUND: The circulatory diseases, in particular ischemic heart diseases and stroke, represent the main causes of death worldwide both in high income and in middle and low income countries. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive report to depict the circulatory disease mortality in Europe over the last 30 years and to address the sources of heterogeneity among different countries. METHODS: Our study was performed using the WHO statistical information system - mortality database - and was restricted to the 28 countries belonging to the European Union (EU-28)...
May 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381493/recreational-concentrations-of-alcohol-enhance-synaptic-inhibition-of-cerebellar-unipolar-brush-cells-via-pre-and-postsynaptic-mechanisms
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Ben David Richardson, David James Rossi
Variation in cerebellar sensitivity to alcohol/ethanol (EtOH) is a heritable trait associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in humans and high EtOH consumption in rodents, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. A recently identified cellular substrate of cerebellar sensitivity to EtOH: the GABAergic system of cerebellar granule cells (GCs), shows divergent responses to EtOH paralleling EtOH consumption and motor impairment phenotype. Although GCs are the dominant afferent integrator in the cerebellum, such integration is shared by unipolar brush cells (UBCs) in vestibulocerebellar lobes...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358678/low-dimensional-representation-of-fisher-vectors-for-microscopy-image-classification
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Yang Song, Qing Li, Heng Huang, Dagan Feng, Mei Chen, Weidong Cai
Microscopy image classification is important in various biomedical applications, such as cancer subtype identification and protein localization for high content screening. To achieve automated and effective microscopy image classification, the representative and discriminative capability of image feature descriptors is essential. To this end, in this study we propose a new feature representation algorithm to facilitate automated microscopy image classification. In particular, we incorporate Fisher vector (FV) encoding with multiple types of local features that are handcrafted or learned, and we design a separationguided dimension reduction (SDR) method to reduce the descriptor dimension while increasing its discriminative capability...
March 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345647/sexual-epigenetics-gender-specific-methylation-of-a-gene-in-the-sex-determining-region-of-populus-balsamifera
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Katharina Bräutigam, Raju Soolanayakanahally, Marc Champigny, Shawn Mansfield, Carl Douglas, Malcolm M Campbell, Quentin Cronk
Methylation has frequently been implicated in gender determination in plants. The recent discovery of the sex determining region (SDR) of balsam poplar, Populus balsamifera, pinpointed 13 genes with differentiated X and Y copies. We tested these genes for differential methylation using whole methylome sequencing of xylem tissue of multiple individuals grown under field conditions in two common gardens. The only SDR gene to show a marked pattern of gender-specific methylation is PbRR9, a member of the two component response regulator (type-A) gene family, involved in cytokinin signalling...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342418/dynamics-of-runoff-and-sediment-trapping-performance-of-vegetative-filter-strips-run-on-experiments-and-modeling
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Daili Pan, Xiaodong Gao, Miles Dyck, Yaqian Song, Pute Wu, Xining Zhao
Vegetative filter strips (VFSs) are a labor-saving and cost-effective agricultural best management practice to trap water runoff and sediment from the source areas. They also provide forage and/or fuel and are therefore potentially profitable for land owners. VFSs are however a dynamic system: the runoff delivery ratio (RDR) and sediment delivery ratio (SDR) vary with growth stage and vegetation types. The impacts of vegetation characteristics as well as soil physical properties modified by vegetation growth, on the RDR and SDR of VFS were evaluated by a flume experiment...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333988/years-of-life-lost-due-to-infectious-diseases-in-poland
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Marek Bryla, Elzbieta Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, Pawel Bryla, Malgorzata Pikala, Irena Maniecka-Bryla
PURPOSE: An evaluation of mortality due to infectious diseases in Poland in 1999-2012 and an analysis of standard expected years of life lost due to the above diseases. METHODS: The study material included a database created on the basis of 5,219,205 death certificates of Polish inhabitants, gathered between 1999 and 2012 and provided by the Central Statistical Office. Crude Death Rates (CDR), Standardized Death Rates (SDR) and Standard Expected Years of Life Lost (SEYLL) due to infectious and parasitic diseases were also evaluated in the study period as well as Standard Expected Years of Life Lost per living person (SEYLLp) and Standard Expected Years of Life Lost per dead person (SEYLLd)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333633/no-reference-quality-assessment-of-tone-mapped-hdr-pictures
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Debarati Kundu, Deepti Ghadiyaram, Alan Bovik, Brian Evans
Being able to automatically predict digital picture quality, as perceived by human observers, has become important in many applications where humans are the ultimate consumers of displayed visual information. Standard dynamic range (SDR) images provide 8 bits/color/pixel. High dynamic range (HDR) images which are usually created from multiple exposures of the same scene, can provide 16 or 32 bits/color/pixel, but must be tonemapped to SDR for display on standard monitors. Multi-exposure fusion (MEF) techniques bypass HDR creation, by fusing the exposure stack directly to SDR format while aiming for aesthetically pleasing luminance and color distributions...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322780/reductive-metabolism-of-tiaprofenic-acid-by-the-human-liver-and-recombinant-carbonyl-reducing-enzymes
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Petra Malátková, Adam Skarka, Kateřina Musilová, Vladimír Wsól
Tiaprofenic acid is a widely used anti-inflammatory drug; however, the reductive metabolism of tiaprofenic acid is not yet well understood. Here, we compared the reduction of tiaprofenic acid in microsomes and cytosol from the human liver. The microsomes exhibited lower Km value toward tiaprofenic acid than the cytosol (Km = 164 ± 18 μM vs. 569 ± 74 μM, respectively), whereas the cytosol showed higher specific activity during reduction than the microsomes (Vmax = 728 ± 52 pmol mg of protein(-1)·min(-1) vs...
March 17, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319005/prediction-of-treatment-response-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-the-skaraborg-diabetes-register
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Miriam Pikkemaat, Olle Melander, Per Hjerpe, Kristina Bengtsson Boström
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes is associated with cardiovascular complications. It is largely unknown which patients have poor treatment response and high complication risk; biomarkers are studied for this purpose. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between clinical factors such as HbA1c, level of biomarkers (C-peptide, copeptin) at diagnosis and changes in HbA1c, blood pressure or body mass index (BMI) after five years. METHODS: Clinical data and blood samples from 460 newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients from the Skaraborg diabetes register (SDR) at diagnosis and after 5years and were analyzed with linear and logistic regressions...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287789/effects-of-adolescent-exposure-to-methylmercury-and-d-amphetamine-on-reversal-learning-and-an-extradimensional-shift-in-male-mice
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Steven R Boomhower, M Christopher Newland
Adolescence is associated with the continued maturation of dopamine neurotransmission and is implicated in the etiology of many psychiatric illnesses. Adolescent exposure to neurotoxicants that distort dopamine neurotransmission, such as methylmercury (MeHg), may modify the effects of chronic d-amphetamine (d-AMP) administration on reversal learning and attentional-set shifting. Male C57Bl/6n mice were randomly assigned to two MeHg-exposure groups (0 ppm and 3 ppm) and two d-AMP-exposure groups (saline and 1 mg/kg/day), producing four treatment groups (n = 10-12/group): control, MeHg, d-AMP, and MeHg + d-AMP...
April 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286207/virtual-screening-applications-in-short-chain-dehydrogenase-reductase-research
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Katharina R Beck, Teresa Kaserer, Daniela Schuster, Alex Odermatt
Several members of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) enzyme family play fundamental roles in adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis as well as in the metabolism of steroids, oxysterols, bile acids, and retinoids in peripheral tissues, thereby controlling the local activation of their cognate receptors. Some of these SDRs are considered as promising therapeutic targets, for example to treat estrogen-/androgen-dependent and corticosteroid-related diseases, whereas others are considered as anti-targets as their inhibition may lead to disturbances of endocrine functions, thereby contributing to the development and progression of diseases...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275276/long-term-degree-of-conversion-of-two-bulk-fill-composites
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Matej Par, Matea Lapas-Barisic, Ozren Gamulin, Vlatko Panduric, Nika Spanovic, Zrinka Tarle
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term development of the post-cure degree of conversion (DC) for two flowable bulk-fill composites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tetric EvoFlow Bulk Fill (TEFBF) and SDR were chosen due to their distinct compositional modifications that enable the decrease of translucency during polymerization and lower polymerization rate, respectively. DC was assessed using FT-Raman spectroscopy at the post-cure times of 0 h, 24 h, 7 d and 30 d. The post-cure behavior was analyzed by a mixed model ANOVA and partial eta-squared statistics...
December 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265724/yll056c-from-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-encodes-a-novel-protein-with-aldehyde-reductase-activity
#18
Han-Yu Wang, Di-Fan Xiao, Chang Zhou, Lin-Lu Wang, Lan Wu, Ya-Ting Lu, Quan-Ju Xiang, Ke Zhao, Xi Li, Meng -Gen Ma
The short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) family, the largest family in dehydrogenase/reductase superfamily, is divided into "classical," "extended," "intermediate," "divergent," "complex," and "atypical" groups. Recently, several open reading frames (ORFs) were characterized as intermediate SDR aldehyde reductase genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, no functional protein in the atypical group has been characterized in S. cerevisiae till now. Herein, we report that an uncharacterized ORF YLL056C from S...
March 6, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260947/the-effect-of-curing-intensity-on-mechanical-properties-of-different-bulk-fill-composite-resins
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Fahad I Alkhudhairy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two curing light intensities on the mechanical properties (Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength) of bulk-fill resin-based composites (RBCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four commercially available bulk-fill RBCs (Tetric(®) N-Ceram, SonicFill™, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR™) Posterior Flowable Material, and Filtek™ Posterior Restorative) were used in this study...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257955/sex-hormones-reduce-nnk-detoxification-through-inhibition-of-short-chain-dehydrogenases-reductases-and-aldo-keto-reductases-in-vitro
#20
Claudia Stapelfeld, Edmund Maser
Carbonyl reduction is an important metabolic pathway for endogenous and xenobiotic substances. The tobacco specific nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK, nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone) is classified as carcinogenic to humans (IARC, Group 1) and considered to play the most important role in tobacco-related lung carcinogenesis. Detoxification of NNK through carbonyl reduction is catalyzed by members of the AKR- and the SDR-superfamilies which include AKR1B10, AKR1C1, AKR1C2, AKR1C4, 11β-HSD1 and CBR1...
February 28, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
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