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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740361/matched-population-comparison-of-visual-outcomes-and-patient-satisfaction-between-3-modalities-for-the-correction-of-low-to-moderate-myopic-astigmatism
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Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Archana Pawar
PURPOSE: To compare toric implantable collamer lens (T-ICL), femto-LASIK, and ReLEx SMILE for the treatment of low to moderate myopic astigmatism in terms of long-term visual and refractive outcomes and predictability of astigmatic correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 30 eyes from 30 patients between the age groups of 21 and 40 years, undergoing bilateral surgery with any of the three procedures - T-ICL, femto-LASIK, or ReLEx SMILE - for correction of myopic astigmatism within the range of -3 to -8 D spherical equivalent (SE), with a minimum astigmatism of -0...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736981/ketoacidosis-and-sglt2-inhibitor-treatment-analysis-of-faers-data
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Jenny E Blau, Sri Harsha Tella, Simeon I Taylor, Kristina I Rother
BACKGROUND: Regulatory agencies have concluded that sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors lead to ketoacidosis, but published literature on this point remains controversial. METHODS: We searched the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) for reports of acidosis in patients treated with canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, or empagliflozin (from the date of each drug's FDA approval until May 15, 2015). We compared the number of SGLT2 inhibitor-related reports to reports of acidosis in patients treated with the two most commonly used DPP4 inhibitors: sitagliptin and saxagliptin...
July 24, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735968/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-green-pit-viper-trimeresurus-trigonocephalus-envenoming-in-sri-lanka
#3
R M M K Namal Rathnayaka, P E A N Ranathunga, S A M Kularatne
Green pit viper is a venomous endemic snake in Sri Lanka. But little is known regarding its envenoming in the country. This study was carried out in order to find out epidemiology and clinical profile of its bites. A series of 17 patients with Sri Lankan Green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bites was prospectively studied over 4 years. The mean age was 36 ½ years (range 12-61 years) and comprised 14 (82%) males. Except one case, all bites occurred during day time (0600 h-1800h) due to inadvertent provocation...
July 20, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735424/a-novel-3d-anatomic-mapping-approach-using-multipoint-high-density-voltage-gradient-mapping-to-quickly-localize-and-terminate-typical-atrial-flutter
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William C Choe, Sri Sundaram, J Ryan Jordan, Nate Mullins, Charles Boorman, Austin Davies, Alex C Tiftickjian, Sunil Nath
PURPOSE: The purposes of the study were to evaluate and characterize the cavotricuspid isthmus using multipoint high density voltage gradient mapping (HD-VGM) to see if this would improve on current ablation techniques compared to standard cavotricuspid isthmus ablation techniques. METHODS: Group 1, 25 patients who underwent ablation using standard methods of 3D mapping and ablation, was compared to group 2, 33 patients undergoing ablation using HD-VGM and ablation...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734357/ysz-based-sensor-using-cr-fe-based-spinel-oxide-electrodes-for-selective-detection-of-co
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Sri Ayu Anggraini, Yuki Fujio, Hiroshi Ikeda, Norio Miura
A selective carbon monoxide (CO) sensor was developed by the use of both of CuCrFeO4 and CoCrFeO4 as the sensing electrode (SE) for yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)-based potentiometric sensor. The sensing-characteristic examinations of the YSZ-based sensors using each of spinel oxides as the single-SE sensor showed that CuCrFeO4-SE had the ability to detect CO, hydrocarbons and NOx gases, while CoCrFeO4-SE was sensitive to hydrocarbons and NOx gases. Thus, when both SEs were paired as a combined-SEs sensor, the resulting sensor could generate a selective response to CO at 450 °C under humid conditions...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733997/natural-history-of-periodontitis-disease-progression-and-tooth-loss-over-40-years
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C A Ramseier, Å Ånerud, M Dulac, M Lulic, M P Cullinan, G J Seymour, M J Faddy, W Büergin, M Schätzle, N P Lang
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term attachment and periodontitis-related tooth loss (PTL) in untreated periodontal disease over 40 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data originated from the natural history of periodontitis study in Sri Lankan tea labourers first examined in 1970. In 2010, 75 subjects (15.6%) of the original cohort were re-examined. RESULTS: PTL over 40 years varied between 0 and 28 teeth (mean 13.1). Four subjects presented with no PTL while 12 were edentulous...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733586/study-of-microstructure-and-fracture-properties-of-blunt-notched-and-sharp-cracked-high-density-polyethylene-specimens
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Huanyu Pan, Sheila Devasahayam, Sri Bandyopadhyay
This paper examines the effect of a broad range of crosshead speed (0.05 to 100 mm/min) and a small range of temperature (25 °C and 45 °C) on the failure behaviour of high density polyethylene (HDPE) specimens containing a) standard size blunt notch and b) standard size blunt notch plus small sharp crack - all tested in air. It was observed that the yield stress properties showed linear increase with the natural logarithm of strain rate. The stress intensity factors under blunt notch and sharp crack conditions also increased linearly with natural logarithm of the crosshead speed...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732547/crescentic-glomerular-nephritis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
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K Balendran, L D S U Senarathne, R D Lanerolle
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder where clinically significant renal involvement is relatively common. However, crescentic glomerular nephritis is a rarely described entity among the rheumatoid nephropathies. We report a case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative crescentic glomerular nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis was being treated with methotrexate 10 mg weekly and infrequent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732535/case-report-rare-skeletal-manifestations-in-a-child-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Maulee Hiromi Arambewela, Kamani Danushka Liyanarachchi, Noel P Somasundaram, Aruna S Pallewatte, Gamini L Punchihewa
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is uncommon among children with an incidence of 1:300,000. This diagnosis is often missed in children in contrast to adults where it is detected at a pre symptomatic stage due to routine blood investigations. Etiology of PHPT can be due to adenoma, hyperplasia or rarely carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12 year old Sri Lankan girl presented with progressive difficulty in walking since 1 year. On examination she had bilateral genu valgum...
July 21, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732527/sero-prevalence-and-vaccination-status-of-hepatitis-a-and-hepatitis-b-among-adults-with-cirrhosis-in-sri-lanka-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
#10
Madunil Anuk Niriella, Vipuli Jayendra Kobbegala, Hasnatha Nuwan Karalliyadda, Chamila Kumara Ranawaka, Arjuna Priyadarshin de Silva, Anuradha Supun Dassanayake, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva
BACKGROUND: As acute viral hepatitis can be fatal in patients with cirrhosis, vaccination against hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV) is recommended for non-immune patients. With increasing affluence the incidence of hepatitis A in childhood has decreased leading to a significant proportion of non-immune adults. As part of their routine investigation, hepatitis A IgG antibodies (anti-HAV IgG), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibodies was checked and immunization status was assessed among consenting newly diagnosed cirrhotic patients presenting to a tertiary referral center...
July 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726943/low-temperature-atomic-layer-deposition-delivers-more-active-and-stable-pt-based-catalysts
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Hao Van Bui, Fabio Grillo, Sri Sharath Kulkarni, Ronald Bevaart, Nguyen Van Thang, Bart van der Linden, Jacob A Moulijn, Michiel Makkee, Michiel T Kreutzer, J Ruud van Ommen
We tailored the size distribution of Pt nanoparticles (NPs) on graphene nanoplatelets at a given metal loading by using low-temperature atomic layer deposition carried out in a fluidized bed reactor operated at atmospheric pressure. The Pt NPs deposited at low temperature (100 °C) after 10 cycles were more active and stable towards the propene oxidation reaction than their high-temperature counterparts. Crucially, the gap in the catalytic performance was retained even after prolonged periods of time (>24 hours) at reaction temperatures as high as 450 °C...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724365/leflunomide-is-equally-efficacious-and-safe-compared-to-low-dose-rituximab-in-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis-given-in-combination-with-methotrexate-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Harindu Wijesinghe, Priyadharshini Galappatthy, Rajiva de Silva, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Ushagowry Saravanamuttu, Preethi Udagama, Melanie Hart, Peter Kelleher, Upul Senerath, Rohini Fernandopulle, Lilani P Weerasekera, Lalith S Wijayaratne
BACKGROUND: The standard dose of rituximab used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 1000 mg but recent studies have shown that low dose (500 mg) is also effective. Efficacy of low dose rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to first-line non-biologic Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), compared to leflunomide is unknown. In a tertiary care referral setting, we conducted a randomized, double blind controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy and safety of low-dose rituximab-methotrexate combination with leflunomide-methotrexate combination...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722264/ultrastructure-changes-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocytes-before-and-after-maturation-in%C3%A2-vitro-with-sericin
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Sri Gustina, Hasbi Hasbi, Ni Wayan Kurniani Karja, Mohamad Agus Setiadi, Iman Supriatna
The aim of this research was to identify the changes in the cytoplasmic ultrastructure of immature and matured oocytes in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Oocytes were matured in vitro in tissue culture medium-199 with and without sericin, and then analyzed by light and transmission electron microscopy. The experiment result showed that the nuclear maturation rate of buffalo oocytes was significantly higher in the presence of sericin (80.6%) than without sericin (68.1%) (P < 0.05). The immature oocytes were characterized by cortical granule clusters in the ooplasm and the absence of perivitelline space (PVS)...
July 19, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719631/the-distribution-and-host-range-of-the-banana-fusarium-wilt-fungus-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-cubense-in-asia
#14
Diane Mostert, Agustin B Molina, Jeff Daniells, Gerda Fourie, Catur Hermanto, Chih-Ping Chao, Emily Fabregar, Vida G Sinohin, Nik Masdek, Raman Thangavelu, Chunyu Li, Ganyun Yi, Lizel Mostert, Altus Viljoen
Fusarium oxysporum formae specialis cubense (Foc) is a soil-borne fungus that causes Fusarium wilt, which is considered to be the most destructive disease of bananas. The fungus is believed to have evolved with its host in the Indo-Malayan region, and from there it was spread to other banana-growing areas with infected planting material. The diversity and distribution of Foc in Asia was investigated. A total of 594 F. oxysporum isolates collected in ten Asian countries were identified by vegetative compatibility groups (VCGs) analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719323/burden-and-seasonality-of-viral-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-among-outpatients-in-southern-sri-lanka
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David Shapiro, Champica K Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Jeremy Hsiang, Bradley Nicholson, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, Truls Østbye, Megan E Reller, Christopher W Woods, L Gayani Tillekeratne
In tropical and subtropical settings, the epidemiology of viral acute respiratory tract infections varies widely between countries. We determined the etiology, seasonality, and clinical presentation of viral acute respiratory tract infections among outpatients in southern Sri Lanka. From March 2013 to January 2015, we enrolled outpatients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI). Nasal/nasopharyngeal samples were tested in duplicate using antigen-based rapid influenza testing and multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for respiratory viruses...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719296/analysis-of-dengue-serotype-4-in-sri-lanka-during-the-2012-2013-dengue-epidemic
#16
Anna Uehara, Hasitha Aravinda Tissera, Champica K Bodinayake, Ananda Amarasinghe, Ajith Nagahawatte, L Gayani Tillekeratne, Jie Cui, Megan E Reller, Paba Palihawadana, Sunethra Gunasena, Aruna Dharshan Desilva, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Duane J Gubler, Christopher W Woods, October M Sessions
The four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4) have had a rapidly expanding geographic range and are now endemic in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries. Sri Lanka has experienced periodic dengue outbreaks since the 1960s, but since 1989 epidemics have become progressively larger and associated with more severe disease. The dominant virus in the 2012 epidemic was DENV-1, but DENV-4 infections were also commonly observed. DENV-4 transmission was first documented in Sri Lanka when it was isolated from a traveler in 1978, but has been comparatively uncommon since dengue surveillance began in the early 1980s...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718983/multimodality-image-guided-cryoablation-for-inoperable-tumor-induced-osteomalacia
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Sri Harsha Tella, Hayet Amalou, Bradford J Wood, Richard Chang, Clara C Chen, Cemre Robinson, Michelle Millwood, Guthrie Lori, Sheng Xu, Elliot Levy, Venkatesh Krishnasamy, Rachel I Gafni, Michael T Collins
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a debilitating paraneoplastic condition caused by small phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors (PMTs) that secrete large amounts of the phosphate- and vitamin D-regulating hormone, FGF23. Tumor removal results in cure. However, due to high perioperative comorbidity, either from tumor location or host factors, surgery is sometimes not an option. Tumor destruction via cryoablation may be an effective option for inoperable PMTs. Three subjects with a confirmed diagnosis of TIO were studied...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717767/breaking-bad-news-in-ethnic-settings-perspectives-of-patients-and-families-in-northern-sri-lanka
#18
Chrishanthi Rajasooriyar, Jenny Kelly, Thanikai Sivakumar, Gowcikan Navanesan, Shahini Nadarasa, Madona Hashanthy Sriskandarajah, Sabe Sabesan
PURPOSE: The discussion of a cancer diagnosis and prognosis often is difficult. This study explored the expectations of Tamil-speaking patients with cancer and their families with respect to receiving their cancer diagnosis in northern Sri Lanka. METHODS: This exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study used semistructured interviews. RESULTS: Thematic analysis identified two major themes: communication and information seeking. The findings illustrate a discrepancy between patient preference for direct disclosure of the diagnosis and that of families...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714321/zoophilia-in-an-adolescent-with-high-functioning-autism-from-sri-lanka
#19
Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika
OBJECTIVE: Zoophilia is a rare paraphilic disorder with intense sexual urges involving animals. Autism is characterised by impairments in social communication and repetitive, restricted behaviours (RRB). Reported cases of zoophilia are limited worldwide, and zoophilia in autism is rarer. METHOD: This is a case report describing this unique and relatively unrecognised association in a male adolescent from Sri Lanka. RESULTS: A 17-year-old boy diagnosed with autism has average intelligence and academic capabilities...
July 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713767/validated-questionnaire-of-maternal-attitude-and-knowledge-for-predicting-caries-risk-in-children-epidemiological-study-in-north-jakarta-indonesia
#20
Sri Ratna Laksmiastuti, Sarworini Bagio Budiardjo, Heriandi Sutadi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Predicting caries risk in children can be done by identifying caries risk factors. It is an important measure which contributes to best understanding of the cariogenic profile of the patient. Identification could be done by clinical examination and answering the questionnaire. We arrange the study to verify the questionnaire validation for predicting caries risk in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 62 pairs of mothers and their children, aged between 3 and 5 years...
June 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
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