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Measurements of Trunk Sway for Stance and Gait Tasks 2 Years after Vestibular Neurectomy.

Audiol Neurootol 2018 Dec 12;23(5):298-308. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to investigate changes in balance control for stance and gait tasks in patients 2 years before and after vestibular neurectomy (VN) performed to alleviate intractable Meniere's disease. Amplitudes of trunk sway in roll and pitch directions were measured for stance and gait tasks in 19 patients using gyroscopes mounted at the lower-back. Measurements before VN and 2 years later were compared to those of healthy age-matched controls (HC). Read More

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December 2018

Holographic Reconstructions for Preoperative Planning before Partial Nephrectomy: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Standard CT Scan.

Urol Int 2018 Dec 12:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Background: Preoperative surgical planning before partial nephrectomy (PN) is a time-consuming and fragmentary process.

Objectives: To evaluate the differences in the perception of renal anatomy between holographic reconstruction (HR) versus computed tomography (CT) in patients who are candidate to PN.

Methods: CT scans of 10 consecutive patients with intermediate/high complexity renal masses (R. Read More

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December 2018
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Crystal Structure of the Double Homeodomain of DUX4 in Complex with DNA.

Cell Rep 2018 Dec;25(11):2955-2962.e3

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Electronic address:

Double homeobox (DUX) transcription factors are unique to eutherian mammals. DUX4 regulates expression of repetitive elements during early embryogenesis, but misexpression of DUX4 causes facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and translocations overexpressing the DUX4 double homeodomain cause B cell leukemia. Here, we report the crystal structure of the tandem homeodomains of DUX4 bound to DNA. Read More

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December 2018
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Aggressive fibromatosis of the parotid gland.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E28-E30

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Extra-abdominal fibromatosis (EAF) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor that originates in fascial structures. It accounts for less than 0.3% of all tumors diagnosed. Read More

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December 2018

Destructive lesion of the temporomandibular joint: A case of tophaceous pseudogout.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E18-E20

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, West Hospital, 1200 East Broad St., 12th Floor, South Wing, Suite 313, Box 980146, Richmond, VA 23298-0146, USA.

Tophaceous pseudogout of the temporomandibular joint is a rare entity that clinically and radiographically mimics neoplastic or infectious conditions. Diagnosis requires histopathologic examination. Given the rarity of this condition, there is a paucity of information pertaining to the surgical approach, reconstructive options, and postoperative outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

A fistulating oropharyngeal lesion.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E15-E17

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85084, USA.

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression. It can present throughout the head and neck, and tonsillar involvement is not limited to children. We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed odynophagia associated with putrid halitosis 4 months after she had undergone renal transplantation. Read More

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December 2018

Endoscopic medialization middle turbinoplasty in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):404-410

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Box 850, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Email:

Recurrence of sinonasal disease can be caused by many factors, including lateralization of the middle turbinate as a complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Different ESS procedures have been tried to prevent this complication. We conducted a prospective study to determine if medialization is an effective means of lateralizing the middle turbinate. Read More

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December 2018

KTP-laser-assisted endoscopic management of glomus tympanicum tumors: A case series.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):399-402

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Rd., Stanford, CA 94035, USA.

Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also offers wide fields of view and access to spaces that are typically difficult to visualize. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Ménière disease with human leukocyte antigen in Taiwanese population.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):396-402

College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The etiology of Ménière disease (MD) is multifactorial; genetic factors seem to play an important role. The associations between MD and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) status have been studied previously in several populations and have shown that the HLA alleles imparting susceptibility varied. In the present study, we explored HLA status in Taiwanese patients with definitive MD. Read More

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December 2018
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Unforeseen consequence of alkaline water therapy for laryngopharyngeal reflux.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):394-395

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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December 2018

In-office sinonasal procedures in the elderly.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):392-393

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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December 2018

An unusual case of persistent dysphagia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):391

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

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December 2018

Huge neck lymphangioma removed in toto with minimal access.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):389-390

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018

There Is No Significant Difference in Fretting and Corrosion at the Trunnion of Metal and Ceramic Heads.

Orthopedics 2018 Dec 11:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

No study has compared the prevalence of fretting and corrosion at the trunnion of cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr) and zirconia ceramic heads in the same patients. The authors sought to compare the prevalence of fretting and corrosion at the trunnion after total hip arthroplasty with a 32-mm Co-Cr or a 32-mm zirconia ceramic head-on-polyethylene bearing. Isolated revision of the ace-tabular components was performed in 78 patients (156 hips) for polyethylene wear and osteolysis of the acetabulum. Read More

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December 2018

A new microendemic species of the deep-water catshark genus Bythaelurus (Carcharhiniformes, Pentanchidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with investigations of its feeding ecology, generic review and identification key.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207887. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Center of Natural History, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

A new deep-water catshark, Bythaelurus stewarti, is described based on 121 examined specimens caught on the Error Seamount (Mount Error Guyot) in the northwestern Indian Ocean. The new species differs from all congeners in the restricted distribution, a higher spiral valve turn count and in the morphology of the dermal denticles. It is distinguished from its morphologically and geographically closest congener, B. Read More

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December 2018
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Decomposing the subclonal structure of tumors with two-way mixture models on copy number aberrations.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0206579. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Institute of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Multistage tumorigenesis is a dynamic process characterized by the accumulation of mutations. Thus, a tumor mass is composed of genetically divergent cell subclones. With the advancement of next-generation sequencing (NGS), mathematical models have been recently developed to decompose tumor subclonal architecture from a collective genome sequencing data. Read More

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December 2018

Predictive Value of Head-Neck CTA Combined with ABCD2 Scale Score for Patients with Cerebral Infarction of Vertebrobasilar Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 12;24:9001-9006. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Radiology, Baoding First Central Hospital, Beijing, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The present study was designed to evaluate the predictive value of head-neck computed tomography angiography (CTA) combined with ABCD2 score scale for patients with cerebral infarction of vertebrobasilar transient ischemic attack (TIA). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 92 patients with TIA who were admitted to our hospital from January 2014 to June 2015 were enrolled in this study. ABCD2 score and CTA combined with ABCD2 score were assessed. Read More

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December 2018

Long-term Outcomes of Ossiculoplasty With and Without an Intact Malleus.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):73-78

Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Objective: To compare long-term hearing outcomes following ossiculoplasty with cartilage tympanoplasty with (M) and without (M) the malleus present.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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January 2019

Relationship Between Tinnitus Loudness Measure by Visual Analogue Scale and Psychoacoustic Matching of Tinnitus Loudness.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):16-21

World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between psychoacoustic matches of tinnitus loudness and tinnitus loudness measured with a visual analogue scale (VAS) in patients with normal hearing and patients with hearing loss.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Patients: A clinical group of 140 adult patients (46. Read More

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January 2019

Multicenter Validation of the Emotional State Instrument for Dialysis Patients.

Nurs Res 2019 Jan/Feb;68(1):39-47

Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain. Helena García-Llana, PhD, is Psychology Associate Researcher, Department of Nephrology, La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain. María Paz Ruiz-Álvarez, MP, is Registered Nurse, Department of Nephrology, La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain. Alicia Gómez-Gómez, MP, is Registered Nurse, Department of Nephrology, Henares Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Gloria del Peso, PhD, is Nephrology Consultant, Department of Nephrology, La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ, Madrid Spain. Rafael Selgas, PhD, is Department Head, Department of Nephrology, La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain.

Background: The Emotional State Instrument for Dialysis Patients (ES-D) is a brief semistructured questionnaire to assess emotional distress in patients undergoing dialysis. It was designed to be administered by a healthcare provider. A previous study showed preliminary indicators of its content and face validity. Read More

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December 2018
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Risk Factors for Pancreatic Stone Formation in Type 1 Autoimmune Pancreatitis: A Long-term Japanese Multicenter Analysis of 624 Patients.

Pancreas 2019 Jan;48(1):49-54

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Objective: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has the potential to transform into chronic pancreatitis with pancreatic stone involvement. This retrospective investigation sought to clarify the risk factors for stone formation in type 1 AIP.

Methods: Questionnaires on patients with type 1 AIP were sent to 22 high-volume medical centers across Japan to compare the clinical features of patients with and without pancreatic stone formation. Read More

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January 2019

Technologies for Young Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation.

J Orthop Trauma 2019 Jan;33 Suppl 1:S20-S26

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Fixation of young femoral neck fractures represents a challenge in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. Conventional methods, including cannulated screw and sliding hip screw constructs, have been studied and found to have similar results with regards to patient outcomes, which has made choosing an optimum fixation strategy difficult. In all of these cases, quality of reduction has been shown to be the most important factor when it comes to creating a favorable environment for fracture healing. Read More

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January 2019

Optic Nerve Head Drusen: The Relationship Between Intraocular Pressure and Optic Nerve Structure and Function: Response.

J Neuroophthalmol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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December 2018

Optic Nerve Head Drusen: The Relationship Between Intraocular Pressure and Optic Nerve Structure and Function: Comment.

Authors:
Bradley J Katz

J Neuroophthalmol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Neurology, John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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December 2018

Surgical Algorithmic Approach to Facilitate Primary Closure of the Anterolateral Thigh Flap Donor Site in Head and Neck Reconstruction.

Ann Plast Surg 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital, Chiayi City, Taiwan.

Background: Use of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has gained popularity in head and neck reconstruction. However, donor sites that cannot achieve primary closure are reported to have poorer functional and aesthetic outcomes. Therefore, we propose an algorithm to facilitate primary closure of the donor site. Read More

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December 2018
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Chemical activation of the ethylene signalling pathway promotes Fusarium graminearum resistance in detached wheat heads.

Phytopathology 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

University of Lethbridge, Department of Biological Sciences, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada ;

Plant signalling hormones, such as ethylene, have been shown to affect the host response to various pathogens. Often the resistance responses to necrotrophic fungi are mediated through synergistic interactions of ethylene (ET) with the jasmonate signalling pathway. On the other hand, ethylene is also an inducer of senescence and cell death, which could be beneficial for some invading necrotrophic pathogens. Read More

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December 2018

Role of the pre-initiation complex in Mediator recruitment and dynamics.

Elife 2018 Dec 12;7. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, United States.

The Mediator complex stimulates the cooperative assembly of a pre-initiation complex (PIC) and recruitment of RNA Polymerase II (Pol II) for gene activation. The core Mediator complex is organized into head, middle, and tail modules, and in budding yeast (), Mediator recruitment has generally been ascribed to sequence-specific activators engaging the tail module triad of Med2-Med3-Med15 at upstream activating sequences (UASs). We show that yeast lacking Med2-Med3-Med15 are viable and that Mediator and PolII are recruited to promoters genome-wide in these cells, albeit at reduced levels. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of fluoride application during radiotherapy on enamel demineralization.

J Appl Oral Sci 2018 Dec 10;27:e20180044. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Departamento de Dentística e Materiais Odontológicos, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brasil.

Objective: Radiation-related caries are one the most undesired reactions manifested during or after head and neck radiotherapy. Fluoride application is an important strategy to reduce demineralization and enhance remineralizaton. To evaluate the effect of the topical application of fluoride during irradiation on dental enamel demineralization. Read More

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December 2018

Monitoring Value of Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Disease Progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Prospective Observational Study.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Dec;131(24):2904-2909

Department of Neurology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital; Neuroscience Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

Background: Ongoing efforts have been made to identify new neuroimaging markers to track amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) progression. This study aimed to explore the monitoring value of multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the disease progression of ALS.

Methods: From September 2015 to March 2017, ten patients diagnosed with ALS in Peking Union Medical College Hospital completed head MRI scans at baseline and during follow-up. Read More

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December 2018
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Anemia at the time of delivery and its association with pregnancy outcomes: A study from a secondary care hospital in Haryana, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):315-318

Assistant Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Maternal anemia has been reportedly associated with increased risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth have been reported to be associated with anemia. However, different studies have shown inconsistent results. Read More

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December 2018

Depression, anxiety, stress, and stressors among rural adolescents studying in Pune and a rural block of Nanded district of Maharashtra, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):311-314

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Adolescent population is the major demographic and economic force of a nation. Adolescent mental health not only affects overall health at present but also in future life. In this cross-sectional study, 461 rural adolescent students studying in Pune city and the rural area from a block in Nanded district, Maharashtra, were administered a prevalidated, pretested Marathi depression anxiety and stress scale-21 tool including correlated factors to assess the magnitude of depression, anxiety, and stress and its stressors. Read More

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December 2018

Sources of finance for hospitalized treatment in India: Evidence for policy.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):308-310

Vice President and APAC Head of Data Management at ICON, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

A study of sources of finance which the household resorts to, in order to meet the hospitalization expense can be of use to policy makers who may want to work in the direction of providing financial security against hospitalization expenses to the masses. In this view, an attempt has been made to study the sources of finance for hospitalized treatment at an individual level based on criteria such as level of living, socio-economic background, level of care in India, as well as at state level through unit level data of the survey on "Social Consumption related to Health", conducted by National Sample Survey (NSS) during January, 2014 to June, 2014. It has been found that the household's income or saving is not sufficient to meet the expenditure for hospitalized treatment and people have to borrow or arrange finance by other means for hospitalized treatment across the country. Read More

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December 2018

Moving from maternal death review to surveillance and response: A paradigm shift.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):299-301

Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

In the era of the sustainable development goals, India is committed to reduce its maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per one lakh live births by 2030. An important strategy that was adopted in the Reproductive and Child Health Programme in 2010 was maternal death review. Analysis of the progress so far has brought to light certain gaps which have prompted the paradigm shift toward Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR), which focuses on taking action on information obtained from every maternal death so as to prevent further maternal deaths. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of directly observed oral iron supplementation during pregnancy on iron status in a rural population in Haryana: A randomized controlled trial.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):287-293

Professor and Former Head, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: In India, more than half of the pregnant women suffer from anemia. Low compliance to iron supplementation is one of the important reasons.

Objectives: The objective of the study is to estimate the reduction in the prevalence of anemia, improvement in iron status, and to compare the compliance to oral iron supplementation during pregnancy between directly observed iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation group and control group. Read More

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December 2018

Influence of tobacco chewing on oral health: A hospital-based cross-sectional study in Odisha.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):282-286

Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Smokeless tobacco use in the Indian subcontinent is a part of many religious and cultural rituals and has gained a degree of social acceptance. The deleterious effects of smokeless tobacco are not as well-known as those produced by smoking.

Objectives: The study was carried out to assess the influence of tobacco chewing on the oral health of adult patients attending the dental outpatients department of Khordha district headquarter, Odisha. Read More

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December 2018

Oral health-related quality of life among male subjects with oral submucous fibrosis in a tertiary care hospital.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):271-276

Senior Resident, Oral Health Sciences Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Union Territory, India.

Background: Oral submucous fibrosis is very common in Asia. It has many deleterious effects on individual's oral functions. Thus, there is a need to assess the effect of oral submucous fibrosis on quality of life. Read More

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December 2018

Vaccine hesitancy for childhood vaccinations in slum areas of Siliguri, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):253-258

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

Background: Despite evidence regarding the beneficial effects of vaccines, vaccination uptake has not been up to the mark across the globe in various sociocultural and sociodemographic groups. Logistics and workforce have been issues of concern to public health managers, but the latent issue of vaccine hesitancy leading to vaccine delays and refusals has not been widely addressed particularly in the Indian context.

Objectives: The present study was conducted to find out the proportion and factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy for childhood vaccinations in slums of Siliguri, India. Read More

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December 2018
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Spiritual health: Need for its mainstreaming in health-care delivery in India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):251-252

Assistant Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018

Multiple intercostal neurilemmomas in a Chinese woman.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1220-S1222

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.

Neurilemmomas are rare tumors of neural crest cell origin that occur most commonly in the head and neck region. Intercostal neurilemmomas are extremely rare and are mostly seen as solitary tumors in the posterior mediastinum. Only one case report of multiple intercostal neurilemmomas has been documented previously. Read More

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December 2018
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Meta-analysis of the relationship between excision repair cross-complementing Group 5 rs17655 gene polymorphism and head and neck cancer susceptibility.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1041-S1047

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Scientific Research Platform, The Second Clinical Medical College, Guangdong Medical University; Department of Dongguan Scientific Research Center, Sino-American Cancer Research Institute, Key Laboratory for Medical Molecular Diagnostics of Guangdong Province, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

Background: Published studies have evaluated the association between excision repair cross-complementing Group 5 (ERCC5) rs17655 polymorphism and head and neck cancer (HNC) susceptibility. However, these studies showed inconsistent results.

Aims: The aim of this study was to get a more comprehensive estimation of this association. Read More

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December 2018

Indacaterol/Glycopyrronium versus Salmeterol/Fluticasone in Patients with COPD-A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in the Czech Republic.

Value Health Reg Issues 2018 Sep 27;16:112-118. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Novartis s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents an illness with significant healthcare and societal impacts. Fixed combinations of long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroids have been used for COPD treatment as the standard of care for many years. A daily dose of indacaterol and glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) at 110/50 µg has recently been gaining attention due to its improved efficacy and tolerability versus the standard of care. Read More

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September 2018

[The complementarity of clinical and administrative nursing roles in a hospital setting: A case study.]

Rech Soins Infirm 2018 09(134):60-69

Introduction And Background: The roles of head nurse (HN) and charge nurse (CN) in hospital care units are intended to be complementary, but still remain ambiguous. Studying the complementarity of these roles is a unique way of looking at them.

Objective: To explain in which circumstances the complementarity of HNs and CNs occurs in a hospital setting. Read More

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September 2018

First recognized n-butanol concentration may be simple and useful index for assessing olfactory dysfunction in geriatric patients.

Aging Clin Exp Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, 102, Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-755, Republic of Korea.

The KVSSII is widely used to evaluate olfactory function in the Korean population. We evaluated the usefulness of the first recognized n-butanol concentration, which is obtained at the beginning part of KVSS II, in predicting olfactory dysfunction. Three hundred seventy two subjects were enrolled in our study. Read More

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December 2018

Interfering with bromodomain epigenome readers as therapeutic option in mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

Cell Oncol (Dordr) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Laboratory of Epithelial Biology, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N University Ave, Room 2029C, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1078, USA.

Purpose: Emerging evidence indicates that bromodomains comprise a conserved class of epigenome readers involved in cancer development and inflammation. Bromodomains are associated with epigenetic modifications of gene transcription through interactions with lysine residues of histone tails. Particularly, the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) family member BRD4 has been found to be involved in the control over oncogenes, including c-MYC, and in the maintenance of downstream inflammatory processes. Read More

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December 2018
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SLIM microscopy allows for visualization of DNA-containing liposomes designed for sperm-mediated gene transfer in cattle.

Mol Biol Rep 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 61801, USA.

Naked DNA has been shown to bind naturally to the sperm, a method called sperm-mediated gene transfer (SMGT). Based on these observations, we examined the efficiency of exogenous DNA binding to sperm using liposomes. In this experiment, we analyzed methods to select frozen-thawed bovine sperm, and evaluated the binding of exogenous DNA to those sperm. Read More

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December 2018

Oncocytic Sialolipoma of Parotid Gland: Case Report and Literature Review.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT, UK.

Oncocytic sialolipoma is a very rare tumor of which only three cases have been reported. This entity is considered to be a variant of sialolipoma which harbours oncocytic nodules within a well-circumscribed lipomatous mass. We report a parotid mass in 73-year-old female that was difficult to diagnose in imaging and on biopsy. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of the adherence of distress screening with the distress thermometer in cancer patients 4 years after implementation.

Support Care Cancer 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

PhD Program, Department of Nursing Science, University Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany.

Purpose: Identifying and assessing psychosocial distress with an appropriate screening instrument is essential when caring for cancer patients. Since 2012, the distress thermometer (DT) has been used by nurses for all cancer inpatients at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich. We wanted to identify nurses' adherence to the screening protocol, differences between screened and not screened patients and the relationship between screening rate and productivity. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of retinal vasculature before and after treatment of children with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome by optical coherence tomography angiography.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Children's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200062, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of adenoidectomy on the brains of children with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) through observation of the alteration of retinal perfusion by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA).

Methods: Sixty-two children with OSAS (124 eyes; 5.94 ± 1. Read More

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December 2018

Sagittal craniosynostosis associated with midline cephalhematoma or vice versa, case report and a review of the literature.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, V Úvalu 84, 150 06, Prague 5, Czech Republic.

Introduction: Sagittal craniosynostosis associated with midline cephalhematoma is a rare finding. Despite the controversy regarding its etiopathogenesis, this condition represents a clear indication for surgery.

Case Report: We present a case of a 10-week-old boy with an ossified midline vertex cephalhematoma and sagittal craniosynostosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Perioperative Outcomes of 100 Consecutive Patients.

World J Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgery, KUMC Thyroid Center, Korea University Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Republic of Korea.

Background: Endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy is a recently introduced technique of remote access thyroidectomy. We previously reported the feasibility of the robotic approach (TORT). Nevertheless, experience to date is limited, with scant data on outcomes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Read More

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December 2018
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