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Matthias Bluemke, Jonathan Jong, Dennis Grevenstein, Igor Mikloušić, Jamin Halberstadt
Despite claims about the universality of religious belief, whether religiosity scales have the same meaning when administered inter-subjectively-or translated and applied cross-culturally-is currently unknown. Using the recent "Supernatural Belief Scale" (SBS), we present a primer on how to verify the strong assumptions of measurement invariance required in research on religion. A comparison of two independent samples, Croatians and New Zealanders, showed that, despite a sophisticated psychometric model, measurement invariance could be demonstrated for the SBS except for two noninvariant intercepts...
2016: PloS One
Wei Wei, Lilin Yi, Yves Jaouën, Weisheng Hu
Microwave photonic filters (MPFs) are of great interest in radio frequency systems since they provide prominent flexibility on microwave signal processing. Although filter reconfigurability and tunability have been demonstrated repeatedly, it is still difficult to control the filter shape with very high precision. Thus the MPF application is basically limited to signal selection. Here we present a polarization-insensitive single-passband arbitrary-shaped MPF with ~GHz bandwidth based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in optical fibre...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Abdullah Mamun
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to investigate the developmental stages of hypertension between males and females and identify why young males have higher blood pressure than young females. DESIGN AND METHOD: The study used a sub-sample of 2000 offspring from the original cohort of the Mater University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy (MUSP) and its outcomes. The MUSP is a prospective birth cohort study which commenced in early 1980 s in Brisbane, Australia and followed their offspring till young adulthood...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
J Hu, X Y Zou, H Zhuang, X J Gao
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of three root canal sealers with respect to time on biocompatibility of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs).The sealers included zinc oxide and eugenol based sealers (ZOE), epoxy resin sealers (ERS) and silicone based sealers (SBS). METHODS: hPDLCs were primarily cultured,with the method combining of tissue explant and enzymatic digestion. The cells were then exposed to different extract fluids: (1) ZOE extracted for 24 h group ;(2) ZOE extracted for 1 week group;(3)ZOE extracted for 2 weeks group;(4) ERS extracted after 24 h group; (5) ERS extracted after 1 week group; (6) ERS extracted after 2 weeks group; (7) SBS extracted after 24 h group; (8) SBS extracted after 1 week group; (9) SBS extracted after 2 weeks group; (10) Dulbecco modified Eagle's medium/F12 (DMEM/F12) as negative control group...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Andreas Hellak, Jennifer Ebeling, Michael Schauseil, Steffen Stein, Matthias Roggendorf, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner
Objective. The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the shear bond strength (SBS) and adhesive remnant index (ARI) score of two self-etching no-mix adhesives (iBond™ and Scotchbond™) on different prosthetic surfaces and enamel, in comparison with the commonly used total etch system Transbond XT™. Materials and Methods. A total of 270 surfaces (1 enamel and 8 restorative surfaces, n = 30) were randomly divided into three adhesive groups. In group 1 (control) brackets were bonded with Transbond XT primer...
2016: BioMed Research International
P Benjamin Stranges, Mirkó Palla, Sergey Kalachikov, Jeff Nivala, Michael Dorwart, Andrew Trans, Shiv Kumar, Mintu Porel, Minchen Chien, Chuanjuan Tao, Irina Morozova, Zengmin Li, Shundi Shi, Aman Aberra, Cleoma Arnold, Alexander Yang, Anne Aguirre, Eric T Harada, Daniel Korenblum, James Pollard, Ashwini Bhat, Dmitriy Gremyachinskiy, Arek Bibillo, Roger Chen, Randy Davis, James J Russo, Carl W Fuller, Stefan Roever, Jingyue Ju, George M Church
Scalable, high-throughput DNA sequencing is a prerequisite for precision medicine and biomedical research. Recently, we presented a nanopore-based sequencing-by-synthesis (Nanopore-SBS) approach, which used a set of nucleotides with polymer tags that allow discrimination of the nucleotides in a biological nanopore. Here, we designed and covalently coupled a DNA polymerase to an α-hemolysin (αHL) heptamer using the SpyCatcher/SpyTag conjugation approach. These porin-polymerase conjugates were inserted into lipid bilayers on a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based electrode array for high-throughput electrical recording of DNA synthesis...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Stefania Boccia, Ida Torre, Lidia Santarpia, Carmela Iervolino, Concetta Del Piano, Anna Puggina, Roberta Pastorino, Miroslav Dragic, Rosarita Amore, Tonia Borriello, Raffaele Palladino, Francesca Pennino, Franco Contaldo, Fabrizio Pasanisi
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal bacterial flora plays a central role in human intestinal health and disease. Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), a clinical condition deriving from extensive bowel resections, influence intestinal microbiota (IM) composition in order to reach a new metabolic balance. Little is known about IM in adult patients after wide intestinal resections. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fecal samples from 12 SBS patients and 16 controls were analyzed in their microbial profile by using both culture-dependent method and quantitative Real-Time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Faika Abdelmegid, Fouad Salama, Nawaf Albogami, Muhannad Albabtain, Abdulkareem Alqahtani
This in vitro investigation compared the shear bond strength (SBS) of four dentin substitute/replacement materials to caries-affected dentin of primary teeth. Dentin surfaces were randomly divided into four groups of 12 each according to the material used as follows: SDR/Smart Dentin Replacement, Biodentine, Multicore Flow, and Fuji II LC. The SBS was measured and failure modes were determined. There was a statistically significant difference in the mean values of SBS among the four materials (F=741.523, p<0...
2016: Dental Materials Journal
Bojan Mirkovic, Claudine Laurent, Marc-Antoine Podlipski, Thierry Frebourg, David Cohen, Priscille Gerardin
Suicidal behaviors (SBs), which range from suicidal ideation to suicide attempts and completed suicide, represent a fatal dimension of mental ill-health. The involvement of genetic risk factors in SB is supported by family, twin, and adoption studies. The aim of this paper is to review recent genetic association studies in SBs including (i) case-control studies, (ii) family-based association studies, and (iii) genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Various studies on genetic associations have tended to suggest that a number of genes [e...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Borim Ryu, Seok Kim, Kee-Hyuck Lee, Hee Hwang, Sooyoung Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Bedside stations, also known as bedside terminals, are in place to enhance the quality and experience of a hospital's healthcare service delivery. The purpose of this study was to identify information needs and overall satisfaction with the personalized patient bedside system, called Smart Bedside Station (SBS) system, embedded in a tertiary general university hospital. METHODS: End-user responses on the satisfaction survey and system usage logs of the SBS system were collected and analyzed...
November 2016: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Hisato Kobayashi, Tasuku Koike, Akihiko Sakashita, Keisuke Tanaka, Soichiro Kumamoto, Tomohiro Kono
Whole-genome shotgun bisulfite sequencing (WG-SBS) is currently the most powerful tool available for understanding genomewide cytosine methylation with single-base resolution; however, the high sequencing cost limits its widespread application, particularly for mammalian genomes. We mapped high- to low-coverage SBS short reads of mouse and human female developing germ cells to consensus sequences of repetitive elements that were multiplied in the respective host genome. This mapping strategy effectively identified active and evolutionarily young retrotransposon subfamilies and centromeric satellite repeats that were resistant to DNA demethylation during the investigated progressive stages of germ cell development...
October 3, 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
Meng-Ling Chiang, Sebastian Birlbauer, Yi-Fang Lo, Vinay Pitchika, Alexander Crispin, Nicoleta Ilie, Reinhard Hickel, Jan Kühnisch
PURPOSE: This study investigated the influence of several methodological details on the shear bond strength (SBS) testing of pit and fissure sealants. The following variables were considered: type of enamel surfaces, prismatic vs aprismatic enamel, etching time, and aging and shearing procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surfaces of 180 healthy human third molars were divided into 4 different sections (mesial, distal, buccal, and oral). After tooth separation, the specimens were randomly allocated to the following groups: 1) enamel preparation: prismatic vs aprismatic; 2) etching: 30 s vs 60 s; 3) aging: 1 day or 3 months vs 5000 thermocycles; 4) shearing: notched-edge method (ISO 29022:2013) vs knife-edge method...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
Nhan Huynh, Joshua D Rouch, Andrew Scott, Elvin Chiang, Benjamin M Wu, Shant Shekherdimian, James Cy Dunn
PURPOSE: Distraction enterogenesis has been investigated as a novel treatment for patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) but has been limited by loss of intestinal length during restoration and need for multiple bowel surgeries. The feasibility of in-continuity, spring-mediated intestinal lengthening has yet to be demonstrated. METHODS: Juvenile mini-Yucatan pigs underwent in-continuity placement of polycaprolactone (PCL) degradable springs within jejunum. Methods used to anchor the spring ends to the intestine included full-thickness sutures and a high-friction surface spring...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
M Dolores López-Tejero, Núria Virgili, Jordi Targarona, Jorge Ruiz, Natalia García, Denise Oró, Judit García-Villoria, Gloria Creus, Ana M Pita
INTRODUCTION: Parenteral nutrition (PN) dependence in short bowel syndrome (SBS) patients is linked to the functionality of the remnant small bowel (RSB). Patients may wean off PN following a period of intestinal adaptation that restores this functionality. Currently, plasma citrulline is the standard biomarker for monitoring intestinal functionality and adaptation. However, available studies reveal that the relationship the biomarker with the length and function of the RSB is arguable...
2016: PloS One
Sanja Jurišić, Gordan Jurišić, Hrvoje Jurić
AIM: The objective of present study was to examine influence of adhesives and methods of enamel pretreatment on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic brackets. The adhesives used were resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements-GIC (Fuji Ortho LC) and composite resin (Transbond XT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experimental sample consisted of 80 extracted human first premolars. The sample was divided into four equal groups, and the metal brackets were bonded with different enamel pretreatments by using two adhesives: group A-10% polyacrylic acid; Fuji Ortho LC, group B-37% phosphoric acid; Fuji Ortho LC, group C-self etching primer; Transbond XT, group D-37% phosphoric acid, primer; Transbond XT...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
A J Nicholson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Camille Mayeur, Laura Gillard, Johanne Le Beyec, André Bado, Francisca Joly, Muriel Thomas
Extensive resection of small bowel often leads to short bowel syndrome (SBS). SBS patients develop clinical mal-absorption and dehydration relative to the reduction of absorptive area, acceleration of gastrointestinal transit time and modifications of the gastrointestinal intra-luminal environment. As a consequence of severe mal-absorption, patients require parenteral nutrition (PN). In adults, the overall adaptation following intestinal resection includes spontaneous and complex compensatory processes such as hyperphagia, mucosal remodeling of the remaining part of the intestine and major modifications of the microbiota...
March 8, 2016: Microorganisms
Hanan Alzraikat, Nessrin A Taha, Deema Qasrawi, Michael F Burrow
The shear bond strength (SBS) of TheraCal LC to resin composite was evaluated in comparison to Mineral trioxide aggregate (ProRoot MTA) and conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) using two adhesive systems. A hole was prepared in 90 acrylic blocks (6 mm diameter, 2 mm deep) then filled with TheraCal LC, MTA or Fuji IX (n=30/group). Each group was bonded with either an etch and rinse or 1-step self-etch adhesive. Filtek Z250 composite was bonded to each capping material. Bond strength was tested in a universal testing machine, and data were analyzed using 2-way ANOVA and Duncan's Multiple range test (p<0...
September 29, 2016: Dental Materials Journal
Vinícius Felipe Wandscher, Sara Fraga, João Luiz Pozzobon, Fabio Zovico Maxnuck Soares, Edson Luiz Foletto, Liliana Gressler May, Luiz Felipe Valandro
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a novel tribochemical silica coating technique with powders made from feldspathic ceramic and leucite-based ceramic on the bond strength of zirconia to resin cement before and after aging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Zirconia blocks were divided into 3 groups according to the material used for airborne-particle abrasion: 1) SP (control): silica-coated alumina particles; 2) FP: feldspathic ceramic powder; 3) LP: leucite glass-ceramic powder...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
Paul G Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
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