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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742991/sexual-inactivity-and-occurrence-of-stis-in-relation-to-weight-status-in-women-two-large-population-based-studies
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Vibeke B Gunge, Kirsten E Juul, Adriaan Jc van den Brule, Thomas Iftner, Susanne K Kjær
The aim of this study was to examine sexual inactivity and occurrence of selected sexually transmitted infections in relation to body mass index. We used data from two large Danish population-based cross-sectional studies conducted in 1991-1995 (HPV-study: 6869 women, aged 22-32 years) and in 2004-2005 (Liva-study: 19,484 women, aged 18-45 years). Data were collected using a structured interview and measured weight, height, high-risk human papillomavirus DNA, Chlamydia DNA for the HPV-study and a structured questionnaire for the Liva-study...
July 25, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742881/epiphytes-in-wooded-pastures-isolation-matters-for-lichen-but-not-for-bryophyte-species-richness
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Thomas Kiebacher, Christine Keller, Christoph Scheidegger, Ariel Bergamini
Sylvo-pastoral systems are species-rich man-made landscapes that are currently often severely threatened by abandonment or management intensification. At low tree densities, single trees in these systems represent habitat islands for epiphytic cryptogams. Here, we focused on sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) wooded pastures in the northern European Alps. We assessed per tree species richness of bryophytes and lichens on 90 sycamore maple trees distributed across six study sites. We analysed the effects of a range of explanatory variables (tree characteristics, environmental variables and isolation measures) on the richness of epiphytic bryophytes and lichens and various functional subgroups (based on diaspore size, habitat preference and red list status)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742875/the-significance-of-inadequate-transcranial-doppler-studies-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#3
Simon Greenwood, Colin Deane, Oliver L Rees, Ben Freedman, Suresh Kumar, Naser Ben Ramadan, Sarah Wilkinson, Grant Marais, Julie Lord, Subarna Chakravorty, Susan E Height, Kate Gardner, David C Rees
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common cause of cerebrovascular disease in childhood. Primary stroke prevention is effective using transcranial Doppler (TCD) scans to measure intracranial blood velocities, and regular blood transfusions or hydroxycarbamide when these are abnormal. Inadequate TCD scans occur when it is not possible to measure velocities in all the main arteries. We have investigated the prevalence and significance of this in a retrospective audit of 3915 TCD scans in 1191 children, performed between 2008 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
#4
Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742761/preparation-and-assessment-of-an-individualized-navigation-template-for-lower-cervical-anterior-transpedicular-screw-insertion-using-a-three-dimensional-printing-technique
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FengNing Li, Xuan Huang, Kun Wang, BeiEr Luo, Fan Zhang, Zhi Chen, Quan Li, YongJin Zhang, Ke Qi, ChengChun Jin, WangShenJie Chen, CangLong Hou, HongXing Shen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective trial. OBJECTIVE: To establish an individualized navigation template for safe and accurate insertion of lower cervical anterior transpedicular screw (ATPS) based on a three-dimensional (3D) printing technique. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Conventional screw insertion manually under fluoroscopy easily leading to deviation of ATPS screw channel, cervical instrumentation procedures demand the need for a precise technique for screw placement...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742760/a-randomized-trial-comparing-clinical-outcomes-between-zero-profile-and-traditional-multi-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-for-cervical-myelopathy
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Shenghua He, Hualong Feng, Zhiming Lan, Lai Juyi, Zhitao Sun, Yeguang Wang, Jian Wang, Zhiqiang Ren, Feiqiang Huang, Fuguang Xu
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study from a single center OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between a zero-profile (ZP) anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) construct to a traditional ACDF with anterior plate (ACP) in the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy can be treated by a variety of techniques, most commonly with corpectomy, ACDF, posterior cervical fusion or a combination of the three...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742635/long-exercise-test-in-the-interattack-period-of-periodic-paralysis-a-useful-and-sensitive-diagnostic-tool
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Jiaoting Jin, Fangfang Hu, Min Li, Suhang Shang, Xing Qin, Hongmei Cao, Jingxia Dang
PURPOSE: The reference values of long exercise test are inconsistent in previous studies. Our research aims to determine the reference values and improve diagnostic efficiency of long exercise test in periodic paralysis. METHODS: In this study, 100 healthy controls, 35 non-periodic paralysis patients, and 47 patients with periodic paralysis were recruited. The procedures of long exercise test were conducted following McMannis(1986) method. RESULTS: The decrease rate in compound muscle action potential amplitudes was correlated with gender, and it was not influenced by age, height, weight, and exercise...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742615/trunk-side-strain-has-a-high-incidence-in-first-class-cricket-fast-bowlers-in-australia-and-england
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Andrew R Nealon, Jill L Cook
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the past incidence of side strain injury and its associated factors in first-class cricket fast bowlers in Australia and England. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Professional cricket. PARTICIPANTS: Cricket fast bowlers who were professionally contracted full time at first-class level in Australia and England in 2011. All bowlers were male and aged 18 or older. A bowler was defined as a fast bowler if the wicketkeeper would take their stance back from the stumps...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742520/growth-and-pubertal-patterns-in-young-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Sarah Elitzur, Revital Houri-Shtrecher, Michal Yackobovitz-Gavan, Galia Avrahami, Shlomit Barzilai, Gil Gilad, Yael Lebenthal, Moshe Phillip, Batia Stark, Isaac Yaniv, Shlomit Shalitin
BACKGROUND: Survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may experience endocrine dysfunction. This study evaluated growth and pubertal patterns in survivors of childhood ALL. METHODS: Longitudinal assessment of anthropometric measurements and pubertal status was performed in a retrospective cohort of survivors (n=183). Median age at last endocrine visit was 16.1 years (range 8.2-27.6); median follow-up time was 8.7 years (range 3-21.4). RESULTS: Treatment with chemotherapy+prophylactic cranial radiation (pCRT, n=29) was associated with lower mean height standard deviation score (SDS) than chemotherapy alone (n=154) (p=0...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742164/relationship-between-implant-stability-on-the-abutment-and-platform-level-by-means-of-resonance-frequency-analysis-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Frederico Santos Lages, Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de-Oliveira, Guilherme Siqueira Ibelli, Fatimah Assaf, Thallita Pereira Queiroz, Fernando Oliveira Costa
Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) has become the main tool used to assess the osseointegration of dental implants. The objective of this study was to verify the relationship between the ISQ values with different prosthetic abutments and with the implant platform. The hypothesis was that ISQ values changes according to the abutment height. Twelve patients were included, whose contribution to the study was 31 dental implants (external hexagon connection implants, 4.1x10 mm). The temporary implant-supported crown and prosthetic components were removed and the following smartpegs were inserted, one at a time: type 1, in the implant platform (G1); type A3, in the microunit component with 1mm transmucosal height (G2) and type A3, in the microunit component with 5mm transmucosal height (G3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742138/long-term-prognostic-factors-of-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-after-half-dose-photodynamic-therapy-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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Fuminori Haga, Ruka Maruko, Chiaki Sato, Keiko Kataoka, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term efficacy and factors involved in the recurrence and persistence of subretinal fluid (SRF) after half-dose photodynamic therapy (PDT) for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: In this retrospective observational case series, 79 eyes (73 patients) with chronic CSC were treated with half-dose PDT and followed up for at least 3 years. They were divided into successful (64 eyes) and unsuccessful (15 eyes) groups based on SRF absorption and disease recurrence after one PDT session...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742112/energy-cost-of-isolated-resistance-exercises-across-low-to-high-intensities
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Victor Machado Reis, Nuno Domingos Garrido, Jeferson Vianna, Ana Catarina Sousa, José Vilaça Alves, Mário Cardoso Marques
This study aimed to estimate the energy cost across various intensities at eight popular resistance exercises: half squat, 45° inclined leg press, leg extension, horizontal bench press, 45° inclined bench press, lat pull down, triceps extension and biceps curl. 58 males (27.5 ± 4.9 years, 1.78 ± 0.06 m height, 78.67 ± 10.7 kg body mass and 11.4 ± 4.1% estimated body fat) were randomly divided into four groups of 14 subjects each. For each group, two exercises were randomly assigned and on different days, they performed four bouts of 5-min constant-intensity for each of the two assigned exercises: 12%, 16%, 20% and 24% 1-RM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742086/predictive-models-for-estimating-visceral-fat-the-contribution-from-anthropometric-parameters
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Claudia Porto Sabino Pinho, Alcides da Silva Diniz, Ilma Kruze Grande de Arruda, Ana Paula Dornelas Leão Leite, Marina de Moraes Vasconcelos Petribú, Isa Galvão Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Excessive adipose visceral tissue (AVT) represents an independent risk factor for cardiometabolic alterations. The search continues for a highly valid marker for estimating visceral adiposity that is a simple and low cost tool able to screen individuals who are highly at risk of being viscerally obese. The aim of this study was to develop a predictive model for estimating AVT volume using anthropometric parameters. OBJECTIVE: Excessive adipose visceral tissue (AVT) represents an independent risk factor for cardiometabolic alterations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742055/kinetic-validation-of-the-limax-test-during-10-000-intravenous-13c-methacetin-breath-tests
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Tom Moses Rubin, Karsten Heyne, Axel Luchterhand, Jan Bednarsch, Florian W Vondran, Georgios Polychronidis, Maciej Malinowski, Alen Nikolic, Hans-Michael Tautenhahn, Maximilian Jara, Tilo Wuensch, Martin Stockmann, Johan Friso Lock
The LiMAx test, a novel 13C-methacetin-breath-test, has proven clinical validity in determining the hepatic metabolic capacity. In contrast to prior 13C-methacetin-breath-test protocols, the LiMAx-test is performed by intravenous body-weight adjusted substrate administration. Furthermore, the DOB kinetics (Delta over Baseline of the time dependent exhaled 13CO2/12CO2-ratio) are measured online at bedside with a high time resolution in order to determine the DOB maximum. The aim of this study was to analyze the recorded DOB kinetics in a large population for further refinement of the test protocol...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741434/robot-applied-resistance-augments-the-effects-of-body-weight-supported-treadmill-training-on-stepping-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-a-rodent-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Erika Hinahon, Christina Estrada, Lin Tong, Deborah S Won, Ray D de Leon
BACKGROUND: The application of resistive forces has been used during body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) to improve walking function after spinal cord injury (SCI). Whether this form of training actually augments the effects of BWSTT is not yet known. OBJECTIVE: To determine if robotic-applied resistance augments the effects of BWSTT using a controlled experimental design in a rodent model of SCI. METHODS: Spinally contused rats were treadmill trained using robotic resistance against horizontal (n = 9) or vertical (n = 8) hind limb movements...
July 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741276/the-use-of-a-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-in-a-maxillary-sinus-floor-elevation-procedure-a-clinical-radiological-histological-and-histomorphometric-evaluation-with-9-and-12-month-healing-times
#16
W F Bouwman, N Bravenboer, J W F H Frenken, C M Ten Bruggenkate, E A J M Schulten
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the clinical, radiological, histological, and histomorphometric aspects of a fully synthetic biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) (60% hydroxyapatite and 40% ß-tricalcium phosphate), used in a human maxillary sinus floor elevation (MSFE) procedure with 9- and 12-month healing time. METHODS: A unilateral MSFE procedure, using 100% BCP, was performed in two series of five patients with healing times of 9 and 12 months respectively. Clinical and radiological parameters were measured up to 5 years postoperatively...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740936/comparison-of-height-and-weight-after-12-vs-18-gy-cranial-radiation-therapy-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-all-patients
#17
Albert C Chen, M Fatih Okcu, ZoAnn E Dreyer, Kala Y Kamdar, Rona Y Sonabend, Hilary S Suzawa, Eunji Jo, Arnold C Paulino
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of 12 versus 18 Gy cranial radiation therapy (RT) on height and weight indices among pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Records of children with ALL who were 2 to 14 years old at the time of RT and were treated at a single institution between 2000 and 2011 were reviewed. Patients' height, weight, and body mass index were converted into z-scores using the Centers for Disease Control growth charts to normalize the values to number of standard deviations from the mean...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740935/effects-of-vertebral-body-sparing-proton-craniospinal-irradiation-on-the-spine-of-young-pediatric-patients-with-medulloblastoma
#18
Iain MacEwan, Brian Chou, Jeremy Moretz, Lilia Loredo, David Bush, Jerry D Slater
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term effects of vertebral-body-sparing proton craniospinal irradiation (CSI) on the spine of young patients with medulloblastoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six children between the ages of 3 and 5 years with medulloblastoma were treated with vertebral-body-sparing proton CSI after maximal safe resection. Radiation therapy was delivered in the supine position with posterior beams targeting the craniospinal axis, and the proton beam was stopped anterior to the thecal sac...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740766/early-cleft-lip-repair-revisited-a-safe-and-effective-approach-utilizing-a-multidisciplinary-protocol
#19
Jeff A Hammoudeh, Thomas A Imahiyerobo, Fan Liang, Artur Fahradyan, Leo Urbinelli, Jennifer Lau, Marla Matar, William Magee, Mark Urata
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for cleft lip repair has yet to be established. Advances in neonatal anesthesia, along with a growing body of literature, suggesting benefits of earlier cleft lip and nasal repair, have set the stage for a reexamination of current practices. METHODS: In this prospective study, cleft lip and nasal repair occurred on average at 34.8 days (13-69 days). Nasal correction was achieved primarily through molding the nasal cartilage without the placement of nasal sutures at the time of repair...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740597/is-hepatic-steatosis-associated-with-left-ventricular-mass-index-increase-in-the-general-population
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Katharina Piontek, Carsten O Schmidt, Sebastian E Baumeister, Markus M Lerch, Julia Mayerle, Marcus Dörr, Stephan B Felix, Henry Völzke
AIM: To investigate the association between hepatic steatosis and change in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) over five years, and examine whether systolic and diastolic blood pressures are mediators of the association between hepatic steatosis and LVMI using a general population sample. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Study of Health in Pomerania. The study population comprised 1298 individuals aged 45 to 81 years. Hepatic steatosis was defined as the presence of a hyperechogenic pattern of the liver together with elevated serum alanine transferase levels...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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