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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230058/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-is-subjected-to-glucose-modification-and-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Omar Kassaar, Marta Pereira Morais, Suying Xu, Emily L Adam, Rosemary C Chamberlain, Bryony Jenkins, Tony James, Paul T Francis, Stephen Ward, Robert J Williams, Jean van den Elsen
Glucose and glucose metabolites are able to adversely modify proteins through a non-enzymatic reaction called glycation, which is associated with the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and is a characteristic of the hyperglycaemia induced by diabetes. However, the precise protein glycation profile that characterises AD is poorly defined and the molecular link between hyperglycaemia and AD is unknown. In this study, we define an early glycation profile of human brain using fluorescent phenylboronate gel electrophoresis and identify early glycation and oxidation of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in AD brain...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228526/trimethylamine-n-oxide-stabilizes-proteins-via-a-distinct-mechanism-compared-with-betaine-and-glycine
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Yi-Ting Liao, Anthony C Manson, Michael R DeLyser, William G Noid, Paul S Cremer
We report experimental and computational studies investigating the effects of three osmolytes, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), betaine, and glycine, on the hydrophobic collapse of an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP). All three osmolytes stabilize collapsed conformations of the ELP and reduce the lower critical solution temperature (LSCT) linearly with osmolyte concentration. As expected from conventional preferential solvation arguments, betaine and glycine both increase the surface tension at the air-water interface...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228488/uk-guideline-on-transition-of-adolescent-and-young-persons-with-chronic-digestive-diseases-from-paediatric-to-adult-care
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Alenka J Brooks, Philip J Smith, Richard Cohen, Paul Collins, Andrew Douds, Valda Forbes, Daniel R Gaya, Brian T Johnston, Patrick J McKiernan, Charles D Murray, Shaji Sebastian, Monica Smith, Lisa Whitley, Lesley Williams, Richard K Russell, Sara A McCartney, James O Lindsay
The risks of poor transition include delayed and inappropriate transfer that can result in disengagement with healthcare. Structured transition care can improve control of chronic digestive diseases and long-term health-related outcomes. These are the first nationally developed guidelines on the transition of adolescent and young persons (AYP) with chronic digestive diseases from paediatric to adult care. They were commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology under the auspices of the Adolescent and Young Persons (A&YP) Section...
February 21, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228420/body-composition-changes-in-the-comprehensive-assessment-of-long-term-effects-of-reducing-intake-of-energy-calerie-2-study-a-2-y-randomized-controlled-trial-of-calorie-restriction-in-nonobese-humans
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Sai Krupa Das, Susan B Roberts, Manjushri V Bhapkar, Dennis T Villareal, Luigi Fontana, Corby K Martin, Susan B Racette, Paul J Fuss, William E Kraus, William W Wong, Edward Saltzman, Carl F Pieper, Roger A Fielding, Ann V Schwartz, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M Redman
Background: Calorie restriction (CR) retards aging and increases longevity in many animal models. However, it is unclear whether CR can be implemented in humans without adverse effects on body composition.Objective: We evaluated the effect of a 2-y CR regimen on body composition including the influence of sex and body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) among participants enrolled in CALERIE-2 (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy), a multicenter, randomized controlled trial.Design: Participants were 218 nonobese (BMI: 21...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222528/comparing-approaches-to-optimize-cut-off-scores-for-short-cognitive-screening-instruments-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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Rónán O'Caoimh, Yang Gao, Anton Svendovski, Paul Gallagher, Joseph Eustace, D William Molloy
BACKGROUND: Although required to improve the usability of cognitive screening instruments (CSIs), the use of cut-off scores is controversial yet poorly researched. OBJECTIVE: To explore cut-off scores for two short CSIs: the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment (Qmci) screen, describing adjustments in scores for diagnosis (MCI or dementia), age (≤, >75 years), and education (<, ≥12 years), comparing two methods: the maximal accuracy approach, derived from receiver operating characteristic curves, and Youden's Index...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218559/a-scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-1-planning-and-management
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Gunvor Semb, Hans Enemark, Hans Friede, Gunnar Paulin, Jan Lilja, Jorma Rautio, Mikael Andersen, Frank Åbyholm, Anette Lohmander, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Arja Heliövaara, Stig Bolund, Jyri Hukki, Hallvard Vindenes, Peter Davenport, Kjartan Arctander, Ola Larson, Anders Berggren, David Whitby, Alan Leonard, Erik Neovius, Anna Elander, Elisabeth Willadsen, R Patricia Bannister, Eileen Bradbury, Gunilla Henningsson, Christina Persson, Philip Eyres, Berit Emborg, Mia Kisling-Møller, Annelise Küseler, Birthe Granhof Black, Antje Schöps, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Karin Jeppesen, Dorte Marxen, Marjukka Paaso, Elina Hölttä, Suvi Alaluusua, Leena Turunen, Kirsti Humerinta, Ulla Elfving-Little, Inger Beate Tørdal, Lillian Kjøll, Ragnhild Aukner, Øydis Hide, Kristin Billaud Feragen, Elisabeth Rønning, Pål Skaare, Eli Brinck, Ann-Magritt Semmingsen, Nina Lindberg, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Jeanette Mooney, Haydn Bellardie, Nina Schofield, Jill Nyberg, Maria Lundberg, Agneta Linder-Aronson Karsten, Margareta Larson, Anders Holmefjord, Sigvor Reisæter, Nina-Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Rolf Tindlund, Paul Sæle, Reidunn Blomhoff, Gry Jacobsen, Christina Havstam, Sara Rizell, Lars Enocson, Catharina Hagberg, Midia Najar Chalien, Anna Paganini, Inger Lundeborg, Agneta Marcusson, Anna-Britta Mjönes, Annica Gustavsson, Christine Hayden, Eilish McAleer, Emma Slevan, Terry Gregg, Helen Worthington
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Longstanding uncertainty surrounds the selection of surgical protocols for the closure of unilateral cleft lip and palate, and randomised trials have only rarely been performed. This paper is an introduction to three randomised trials of primary surgery for children born with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). It presents the protocol developed for the trials in CONSORT format, and describes the management structure that was developed to achieve the long-term engagement and commitment required to complete the project...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218557/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-7-occlusion-in-5-year-olds-according-to-the-huddart-and-bodenham-index
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Agneta Karsten, Agneta Marcusson, Kirsti Hurmerinta, Arja Heliövaara, Annelise Küseler, Pål Skaare, Haydn Bellardie, Elisabeth Rønning, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Paul Sæle, Eli Brinck, Sara Rizell, Midia Najal Chalier, Philip Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Good dentofacial development and good occlusion are main goals in the treatment of UCLP. The aim was to evaluate dental occlusion at age 5 years with the Huddart and Bodenham index after four different protocols of primary surgery for UCLP. DESIGN: Three parallel randomised controlled trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK. METHODS: Three different surgical procedures for primary palatal repair (Arms B, C, and D) were tested against a common procedure (Arm A) in the total cohort of 448 children born with non-syndromic UCLP...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218555/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-8-assessing-naso-labial-appearance-in-5-year-olds-a-preliminary-study
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Kirsten Mølsted, Kirsti Humerinta, Annelise Küseler, Pål Skaare, Haydn Bellardie, William Shaw, Agneta Karsten, Paul Kåre Sæle, Sara Rizell, Agneta Marcusson, Philip Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Facial appearance is one of the most relevant measures of success in cleft lip and palate treatment. The aim was to assess nasolabial appearance at 5 years of age in all children in the project. In this part of the project the local protocol for lip closure continued to be used because the primary lip and nose operations were not part of the randomisation. The great majority of the surgeons used Millard's technique together with McComb's technique for the nose. One center used Tennison-Randalls technique and in one center the centers own technique as well as nose plugs were used...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217976/data-extraction-and-statistical-errors-a-quantitative-critique-of-gumley-braehler-and-macbeth-2014
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Donald R Williams, Paul-Christian Bürkner
OBJECTIVE: While oxytocin has been identified as having therapeutic properties for schizophrenia, the emerging evidence has been mixed which has resulted in meta-analytic reviews. We identified several errors in one such meta-analysis. Here, we highlight these errors, demonstrate the conclusions were incorrect, and state the importance of this report. METHODS: We reproduced the methods of Gumley, Braehler, and Macbeth (), including: outcomes (positive, negative, and total symptoms, as well as general psychopathology) and meta-analytic estimates for fixed and random effect models...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214003/lipoma-of-the-mitral-valve
#10
William C Roberts, Paul A Grayburn, Baron L Hamman
Described herein is a 67-year-old morbidly obese man who had a lipoma excised from his posterior mitral leaflet after it was found by echocardiogram. Findings in 6 other previously reported cases are reviewed.
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213374/diurnal-differences-in-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-during-spontaneous-hypoglycemia-in-young-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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Peter Novodvorsky, Alan Bernjak, Elaine Chow, Ahmed Iqbal, Lianne Sellors, Scott Williams, Robert A Fawdry, Bhavin Parekh, Richard M Jacques, Jefferson L B Marques, Paul J Sheridan, Simon R Heller
OBJECTIVE: Hypoglycemia may exert proarrhythmogenic effects on the heart via sympathoadrenal stimulation and hypokalemia. Hypoglycemia-induced cardiac dysrhythmias are linked to the "dead-in-bed syndrome," a rare, but devastating, condition. We examined the effect of nocturnal and daytime clinical hypoglycemia on electrocardiogram (ECG) in young people with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty-seven individuals with type 1 diabetes underwent 96 h of simultaneous ambulatory ECG and blinded continuous interstitial glucose monitoring (CGM) while symptomatic hypoglycemia was recorded...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212999/meta-analysis-examining-impact-of-age-on-overall-survival-with-pemetrexed-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Luis G Paz-Ares, Annamaria Zimmermann, Tudor Ciuleanu, Paul A Bunn, Belen San Antonio, Jonathan Denne, Nancy Iturria, William John, Giorgio V Scagliotti
OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, elderly patients are often undertreated relative to younger patients. This meta-analysis was designed to determine whether older patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could derive an overall survival (OS) benefit from pemetrexed treatment comparable to that experienced by younger patients in the first-line, second-line, or maintenance settings. METHODS: Data from 2671 patients with non-squamous NSCLC participating in four pemetrexed phase III studies were included in a meta-analysis using a random-effects model...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212668/association-of-community-sanitation-usage-with-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-among-school-aged-children-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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William E Oswald, Aisha E P Stewart, Michael R Kramer, Tekola Endeshaw, Mulat Zerihun, Berhanu Melak, Eshetu Sata, Demelash Gessese, Tesfaye Teferi, Zerihun Tadesse, Birhan Guadie, Jonathan D King, Paul M Emerson, Elizabeth K Callahan, Matthew C Freeman, W Dana Flanders, Thomas F Clasen, Christine L Moe
BACKGROUND: Globally, in 2010, approximately 1.5 billion people were infected with at least one species of soil-transmitted helminth (STH), Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus). Infection occurs through ingestion or contact (hookworm) with eggs or larvae in the environment from fecal contamination. To control these infections, the World Health Organization recommends periodic mass treatment of at-risk populations with deworming drugs...
February 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212652/a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-of-nicotine-assisted-smoking-reduction-programmes-delivered-by-community-pharmacists-the-redpharm-study
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Amanda Farley, Sarah Tearne, Taina Taskila, Rachel H Williams, Susan Mackaskill, Jean-Francois Etter, Paul Aveyard
BACKGROUND: Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking. The prime aim of this trial was to investigate the feasibility of implementing such a programme in community pharmacies. In addition, we investigated the effectiveness of providing behavioural support compared with self-help methods and of shorter compared with standard length reduction programmes...
February 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211360/the-effect-of-silica-thickness-on-nano-tio2-particles-for-functional-polyurethane-nanocomposites
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Chao Chen, Wei Wu, William Z Xu, Paul A Charpentier
In order to help reduce the agglomeration of TiO2 nanoparticles in polyurethane coatings while enhancing their photoactivity and mechanical/physical properties, this work examined encapsulating TiO2 nanoparticles in a thin layer of SiO2, prior to their nanocomposite polymerization. By applying a Stöber process, varying thicknesses of SiO2 were successfully coated onto the surface of anatase and rutile TiO2 nanoparticles. The methylene blue results showed that different loadings of SiO2 onto the TiO2 surface significantly influenced their photocatalytic activity...
March 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209624/tofacitinib-for-induction-and-maintenance-therapy-of-crohn-s-disease-results-of-two-phase-iib-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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Julian Panés, William J Sandborn, Stefan Schreiber, Bruce E Sands, Séverine Vermeire, Geert D'Haens, Remo Panaccione, Peter D R Higgins, Jean-Frederic Colombel, Brian G Feagan, Gary Chan, Michele Moscariello, Wenjin Wang, Wojciech Niezychowski, Amy Marren, Paul Healey, Eric Maller
OBJECTIVE: Tofacitinib is an oral, small-molecule Janus kinase inhibitor that is being investigated for IBD. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib for induction and maintenance treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease (CD). DESIGN: We conducted two randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre phase IIb studies. Adult patients with moderate-to-severe CD were randomised to receive induction treatment with placebo, tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg twice daily for 8 weeks...
February 16, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209224/systematic-evaluation-of-pleiotropy-identifies-6-further-loci-associated-with%C3%A2-coronary-artery%C3%A2-disease
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Thomas R Webb, Jeanette Erdmann, Kathleen E Stirrups, Nathan O Stitziel, Nicholas G D Masca, Henning Jansen, Stavroula Kanoni, Christopher P Nelson, Paola G Ferrario, Inke R König, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Stephen E Hamby, Christer Betsholtz, Arno Ruusalepp, Oscar Franzén, Eric E Schadt, Johan L M Björkegren, Peter E Weeke, Paul L Auer, Ursula M Schick, Yingchang Lu, He Zhang, Marie-Pierre Dube, Anuj Goel, Martin Farrall, Gina M Peloso, Hong-Hee Won, Ron Do, Erik van Iperen, Jochen Kruppa, Anubha Mahajan, Robert A Scott, Christina Willenborg, Peter S Braund, Julian C van Capelleveen, Alex S F Doney, Louise A Donnelly, Rosanna Asselta, Pier A Merlini, Stefano Duga, Nicola Marziliano, Josh C Denny, Christian Shaffer, Nour Eddine El-Mokhtari, Andre Franke, Stefanie Heilmann, Christian Hengstenberg, Per Hoffmann, Oddgeir L Holmen, Kristian Hveem, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Thorsten Kessler, Jennifer Kriebel, Karl L Laugwitz, Eirini Marouli, Nicola Martinelli, Mark I McCarthy, Natalie R Van Zuydam, Christa Meisinger, Tõnu Esko, Evelin Mihailov, Stefan A Escher, Maris Alver, Susanne Moebus, Andrew D Morris, Jarma Virtamo, Majid Nikpay, Oliviero Olivieri, Sylvie Provost, Alaa AlQarawi, Neil R Robertson, Karen O Akinsansya, Dermot F Reilly, Thomas F Vogt, Wu Yin, Folkert W Asselbergs, Charles Kooperberg, Rebecca D Jackson, Eli Stahl, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Konstantin Strauch, Tibor V Varga, Melanie Waldenberger, Lingyao Zeng, Rajiv Chowdhury, Veikko Salomaa, Ian Ford, J Wouter Jukema, Philippe Amouyel, Jukka Kontto, Børge G Nordestgaard, Jean Ferrières, Danish Saleheen, Naveed Sattar, Praveen Surendran, Aline Wagner, Robin Young, Joanna M M Howson, Adam S Butterworth, John Danesh, Diego Ardissino, Erwin P Bottinger, Raimund Erbel, Paul W Franks, Domenico Girelli, Alistair S Hall, G Kees Hovingh, Adnan Kastrati, Wolfgang Lieb, Thomas Meitinger, William E Kraus, Svati H Shah, Ruth McPherson, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Andres Metspalu, Colin N A Palmer, Annette Peters, Daniel J Rader, Muredach P Reilly, Ruth J F Loos, Alex P Reiner, Dan M Roden, Jean-Claude Tardif, John R Thompson, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, Cristen J Willer, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Panos Deloukas, Sekar Kathiresan
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have so far identified 56 loci associated with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Many CAD loci show pleiotropy; that is, they are also associated with other diseases or traits. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to systematically test if genetic variants identified for non-CAD diseases/traits also associate with CAD and to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the extent of pleiotropy of all CAD loci. METHODS: In discovery analyses involving 42,335 CAD cases and 78,240 control subjects we tested the association of 29,383 common (minor allele frequency >5%) single nucleotide polymorphisms available on the exome array, which included a substantial proportion of known or suspected single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with common diseases or traits as of 2011...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208210/heterogeneous-costs-of-alcohol-and-drug-problems-across-cities-and-counties-in-california
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Ted R Miller, Peter Nygaard, Andrew Gaidus, Joel W Grube, William R Ponicki, Bruce A Lawrence, Paul J Gruenewald
BACKGROUND: Estimates of economic and social costs related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse are usually made at state and national levels. Ecological analyses demonstrate, however, that substantial variations exist in the incidence and prevalence of AOD use and problems including impaired driving, violence, and chronic disease between smaller geopolitical units like counties and cities. This study examines the ranges of these costs across counties and cities in California...
February 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208186/comparison-of-patient-report-and-medical-records-of-comorbidities-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Fan Ye, Dominic H Moon, William R Carpenter, Bryce B Reeve, Deborah S Usinger, Rebecca L Green, Kiayni Spearman, Nathan C Sheets, Kevin A Pearlstein, Angela R Lucero, Mark R Waddle, Paul A Godley, Ronald C Chen
Importance: The comorbid conditions of patients with cancer affect treatment decisions, which in turn affect survival and health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Comparative effectiveness research studies must account for these conditions via medical record abstraction or patient report. Objective: To examine the agreement between medical records and patient reports in assessing comorbidities. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patient-reported information and medical records were prospectively collected as part of the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study, a population-based cohort of 881 patients with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer enrolled in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry from January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207379/absence-of-fluoride-varnish-related-adverse-events-in-caries-prevention-trials-in-young-children-united-states
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Raul I Garcia, Steven E Gregorich, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Patricia A Braun, Anne Wilson, Judith Albino, Tamanna Tiwari, Maya Harper, Terrence S Batliner, Margaret Rasmussen, Nancy F Cheng, William Santo, Paul L Geltman, Michelle Henshaw, Stuart A Gansky
INTRODUCTION: Fluoride varnish is an effective prevention intervention for caries in young children. Its routine use in clinical care is supported by meta-analyses and recommended by clinical guidelines, including the US Preventive Services Task Force (B rating). This report is the first prospective systematic assessment of adverse events related to fluoride varnish treatment in young children. METHODS: We determined the incidence of adverse events related to fluoride varnish treatment in 3 clinical trials on the prevention of early childhood caries, conducted under the auspices of the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers, an initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research...
February 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
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