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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820730/knowledge-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-its-control-practices-among-dental-students-in-an-indian-city
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Vishal Khandelwal, Sushma Khandelwal, Neetu Gupta, Ullal Anand Nayak, Namrata Kulshreshtha, Sudhindra Baliga
Background Hepatitis B virus infection is a general cause of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepato-cellular carcinoma worldwide. It is highly contagious. It is an important reason for morbidity and mortality in the Indian population. Oral health professionals are at the highest risk. Vaccination for hepatitis B can prevent this deadly disease. Methods The present study was designed to evaluate the degree of awareness, knowledge of hepatitis B infection and status of hepatitis B vaccination among dental students...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819777/qingkailing-injection-for-treatment-of-children-pneumonia-induced-by-respiratory-syncytial-virus-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shuai He, Wen-Shi Li, Ya-Jun Luo, Chen-Li Ye, Zhong-Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Qingkailing Injection (, QKL) for treatment of children pneumonia caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). METHODS: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing QKL with ribavirin injection in the treatment of children pneumonia induced by RSV were searched in PubMed, Science Direct, Cochrane Library, Chinese VIP database, CNKI and Wanfang databases from their inception to March 2014. Meta-analyses were performed using RevMan 5...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819776/tongxinluo-capsule-for-cardiac-syndrome-x-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hui-Min Mao, Mi Liu, Hua Qu, Li-Qiong Wang, Da-Zhuo Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Tongxinluo Capsule (, TXL) for patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding TXL in the treatment of CSX were searched in Chinese Biomedicine Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, Wanfang Database, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trial, websites of the Chinese and International Clinical Trial Registry platform up to June 30, 2015...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817989/optimal-skin-antiseptic-agents-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-in-cesarean-section-a-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Huaping Huang, Guirong Li, Haiyan Wang, Mei He
PURPOSE: The best choice of antiseptic agent for skin preparation at cesarean section remains controversial. We performed this meta-analysis to assess whether chlorhexidine (CH)-based skin antisepsis was more effective than povidone iodine (PI)-based antisepsis for prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean section. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched to identify English publications that compared chlorhexidine gluconate (CH) as a skin preparation agent with PI in cesarean section...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817976/an-open-source-model-and-solution-method-to-predict-co-contraction-in-the-finger
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Alexander R MacIntosh, Peter J Keir
A novel open-source biomechanical model of the index finger with an electromyography (EMG)-constrained static optimization solution method are developed with the goal of improving co-contraction estimates and providing means to assess tendon tension distribution through the finger. The Intrinsic model has four degrees of freedom and seven muscles (with a 14 component extensor mechanism). A novel plugin developed for the OpenSim modelling software applied the EMG-constrained static optimization solution method...
August 17, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816963/efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-fludarabine-based-chemotherapy-regimen-for-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaoping Zhang, Zheng Ge, Baoan Chen, Ran Liu, Chong Gao
This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fludarabine (F)-based regimen for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) compared with other regimens with no F contained.PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, VIP, and CNKI databases were searched to identify eligible literatures. R software version 3.12 was used for statistical analysis. Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were utilized to express the complete response, overall response and adverse events outcomes...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816290/-treatment-outcome-evaluation-of-different-mandibular-advancements-using-oral-appliance-to-treat-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hyponea-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Y Y Ma, J J Zhang, X M Gao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the polysomnology results along with mandibular titrated advancement using oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea and hyponea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Several electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) were systematically searched up to September 2015. There was no restriction of language or source of information. All randomized clinical trials (RCT) and before-after trials (BAT) comparing at least two different mandibular advancements were included...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815255/-investigation-of-related-risk-factors-of-temporomandibular-disorders-in-109-patients
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Xin-Xin Hu, Yao-Min Zhu, Liu-Ting He, Ying Gu, Zhi-Gang Liang, Cang-Shang Zheng
PURPOSE: To investigate the related risk factors of temporomandibular disorders(TMD), and to provide evidences for clinical prevention. METHODS: One hundred and nine TMD patients were included in the study as case group, while 109 people with no TMJ symptoms and signs were selected randomly as control group. All subjects fulfilled questionaires. Logistics regression analysis was used to analyze the data with SPSS 22.0 software package. RESULTS: Females patients were more common than males, with 20~29 age group accounting for 44%...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815254/-the-relationship-between-periodontitis-and-arterial-sclerosis-without-genetic-confounding
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Ya-Kun Han, Xiao-Ping Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate periodontitis as a significant risk factor related to arterial sclerosis after eliminating genetic confounding. METHODS: Fifty two monozygotic twin pairs, 104 patients, were divided into 3 groups. group A: 24 pairs, 48 healthy people, as the blank group; group B: 28 patients with periodontitis, as the control group; group C: 28 patients with periodontitis, as the treatment group. The sample in group B and C had the same gene type...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814301/incidence-of-cancer-among-licenced-commercial-pilots-flying-north-atlantic-routes
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Eva Maria Gudmundsdottir, Jon Hrafnkelsson, Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
BACKGROUND: To evaluate cancer incidence among licenced commercial pilots in association with cosmic radiation. METHODS: Cohort study where ionizing radiation dose of cosmic radiation was estimated from airline data and software program and cancer incidence was obtained by record linkage with nation-wide cancer registry. All licenced commercial male airline pilots were followed from 1955 to 2015, ever or never employed at airline with international routes. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated and relative risk by Poisson regression, to examine exposure-response relation...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811835/mental-health-care-providers-perceptions-of-the-barriers-to-suicide-prevention-amongst-people-with-substance-use-disorders-in-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
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Daniel Goldstone, Jason Bantjes
BACKGROUND: Substance use is a well-established, and potentially modifiable, risk factor for suicide. Suicide prevention interventions are typically framed within the biomedical paradigm and focus on addressing individual risk factors, improving access to psychiatric care, and improving the skills of medical personnel to recognise at-risk individuals. Few studies have focused on contextual factors that hinder suicide prevention in people with substance use disorders, particularly in low-resource settings...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811688/genetic-variation-in-cd166-gene-and-its-association-with-bladder-cancer-risk-in-north-indian-population
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Archana Verma, Rakesh Kapoor, Rama Devi Mittal
Adhesion molecules play a key role in cancer progression and tumorigenesis. Genetic polymorphism of adhesion molecules may alter the normal functioning thereby leading to bladder cancer susceptibility. Hence we aimed to evaluate three SNPs of CD166 gene (CD166rs6437585 C/T, CD166rs10511244 C/T, and CD166rs1157 A/G) in bladder cancer patients and normal controls of North Indian population. A total of 270 healthy controls and 240 confirmed bladder cancer patients were recruited for this study. Three SNPs of CD166 gene viz...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811513/altered-cerebellar-biochemical-profiles-in-infants-born-prematurely
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Marie Brossard-Racine, Jonathan Murnick, Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Janie Coulombe, Taeun Chang, Catherine Limperopoulos
This study aims to compare the cerebellar biochemical profiles in preterm (PT) infants evaluated at term equivalent age (TEA) and healthy full-term newborns using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). We explore the associations between altered cerebellar metabolite profiles and brain injury topography, severity of injury, and prematurity-related clinical complications. We prospectively collected high quality (1)H-MRS in 59 premature infants born ≤32 weeks and 61 healthy full term controls. (1)H-MRS data were processed using LCModel software to calculate absolute metabolite concentration for N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA), choline (Cho) and creatine (Cr)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810313/-efficacy-and-safety-of-tiotropium-respimat-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-systematic-review
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H D Cai, J Hou, Y N Lyu, L Xiong, M Z Lu, S L Wu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tiotropium Respimat in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to the Cochrane systematic evaluation. Methods: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMbase, CNKI, VIP and CBM, Wanfang Data were searched(from the foundation date to Jan. 2016) for the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of tiotropium Respimat in the treatment of patients with COPD. Two reviewers independently retrieved the RCTs according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, assessed the methodological quality of the included trials...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810088/the-impact-of-maternal-diabetes-obesity-and-race-on-infant-birth-weights-in-south-dakota
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Kari L Halvorson, H Bruce Vogt, Lon Kightlinger, Dennis Stevens
INTRODUCTION: Maternal obesity, high gestational weight gain and diabetes mellitus during pregnancy are known risk factors that correlate with high infant birth weight and the mother's race. Previous studies have focused on low birth weight, prematurity and infant mortality. This study examined the interaction between race, maternal risk factors and high infant birth weights at the population level in South Dakota to identify factors contributing to the high Native American infant birth weights...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809051/mediation-analysis-for-a-survival-outcome-with-time-varying-exposures-mediators-and-confounders
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Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Jessica G Young, Roger Logan, Tyler J VanderWeele
We propose an approach to conduct mediation analysis for survival data with time-varying exposures, mediators, and confounders. We identify certain interventional direct and indirect effects through a survival mediational g-formula and describe the required assumptions. We also provide a feasible parametric approach along with an algorithm and software to estimate these effects. We apply this method to analyze the Framingham Heart Study data to investigate the causal mechanism of smoking on mortality through coronary artery disease...
August 15, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808693/the-simulated-air-flow-pattern-around-a-moving-animal-transport-vehicle-as-the-basis-for-a-prospective-biosecurity-risk-assessment
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Jens Seedorf, Ralf-Gunther Schmidt
Research that investigates bioaerosol emissions from animal transport vehicles (ATVs) and their importance in the spread of harmful airborne agents while the ATVs travel on roads is limited. To investigate the dynamical behaviour of theoretically released particles from a moving ATV, the open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software OpenFOAM was used to calculate the external and internal air flow fields with passive and forced ventilated openings of a common ATV moving at a speed of 80 km/h. In addition to a computed flow rate of approximately 40,000 m(3)/h crossing the interior of the ATV, the visualization of the trajectories has demonstrated distinct patterns of the spatial distribution of potentially released bioaerosols in the vicinity of the ATV...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807893/optimizing-the-use-of-electronic-health-records-to-identify-high-risk-psychosocial-determinants-of-health
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Nicolas Michel Oreskovic, Jennifer Maniates, Jeffrey Weilburg, Garry Choy
BACKGROUND: Care coordination programs have traditionally focused on medically complex patients, identifying patients that qualify by analyzing formatted clinical data and claims data. However, not all clinically relevant data reside in claims and formatted data. Recently, there has been increasing interest in including patients with complex psychosocial determinants of health in care coordination programs. Psychosocial risk factors, including social determinants of health, mental health disorders, and substance abuse disorders, are less amenable to rapid and systematic data analyses, as these data are often not collected or stored as formatted data, and due to US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations are often not available as claims data...
August 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806982/software-guided-versus-nurse-directed-blood-glucose-control-in-critically-ill-patients-the-logic-2-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Dieter Mesotten, Jasperina Dubois, Tom Van Herpe, Roosmarijn T van Hooijdonk, Ruben Wouters, Domien Coart, Pieter Wouters, Aimé Van Assche, Guy Veraghtert, Bart De Moor, Joost Wauters, Alexander Wilmer, Marcus J Schultz, Greet Van den Berghe
BACKGROUND: Blood glucose control in the intensive care unit (ICU) has the potential to save lives. However, maintaining blood glucose concentrations within a chosen target range is difficult in clinical practice and holds risk of potentially harmful hypoglycemia. Clinically validated computer algorithms to guide insulin dosing by nurses have been advocated for better and safer blood glucose control. METHODS: We conducted an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial involving 1550 adult, medical and surgical critically ill patients, requiring blood glucose control...
August 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806954/-usability-of-data-integration-and-visualization-software-for-multidisciplinary-pediatric-intensive-care-a-human-factors-approach-to-assessing-technology
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Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen, Patricia Trbovich
BACKGROUND: Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive care. Three primary functions are supported: tracking of physiologic signals, displaying trajectory, and triggering decisions, by highlighting data or estimating risk of patient instability. We designed a human factors study to identify interface usability issues, to measure ease of use, and to describe interface features that may enable or hinder clinical tasks...
August 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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