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Skin problems of Korean military personnel changes in the use of cosmetics and differences in preference according to different characteristics: Focused on comparison pre- and post-enlistment.

Health Sci Rep 2021 Sep 14;4(3):e368. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Division of Beauty Arts Care, Department of Practical Arts, Graduate School of Culture and Arts Dongguk University Seoul South Korea.

Background: Recently, men's interest and participation in cosmetology have increased, and the number of "grooming" men who are exorbitantly investing in fashion and looks has increased, further increasing the growth potential of men's cosmetics.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the skin diseases of men in their 20s and 30s in Korea, focusing on the comparison before and after enlistment, and to study the changes in cosmetic use and the difference in cosmetic preference according to the military service problem of Korean men.

Methods: We enrolled 450 people, after excluding 50 dishonest respondents. Read More

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September 2021

Self-assessment of social cognition in a sample of Lebanese in-patients with schizophrenia.

Schizophr Res Cogn 2021 Dec 9;26:100207. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

INSERM, Univ. Limoges, IRD, U1094 Tropical Neuroepidemiology, Institute of Epidemiology and Tropical Neurology, GEIST, Limoges, France.

Objective: The primary objective was to evaluate social cognitive complaints in a sample of chronic in-patients with schizophrenia and compare it to healthy controls. The secondary objective was to explore factors related to social cognitive complaints in these patients, such as neurocognition, clinical symptoms, depression, and insight.

Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted between July 2019 and March 2020 at the Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross (HPC)-Lebanon enrolled 120 chronic in-patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders and 60 healthy controls. Read More

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December 2021

The neurosensory deficit of inferior alveolar nerve following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy: a prospective study.

Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: Investigation in Saudi Arabia or the Arab Gulf States to assess the unfavorable impacts of the bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) is non-existent, so questions have been raised about the success rate of this operation and the frequency of unwilling outcome. To address these worries, we directed a case series study to evaluate the hypoesthesia, a type of neurosensory deficit (NSD) of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) after BSSO, and if the hypoesthesia outcome will improve if the surgeries performed by a single surgeon.

Patients And Methods: This was a prospective case series study for the patient who underwent BSSO in a medical complex that is considered one of the largest in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Read More

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September 2021

[Life, mental, and social functional factors associated with a decreased activity in elderly requiring support/care].

Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 2021 ;58(3):436-445

Kanagawa University of Human Services.

Aim: To clarify the factors associated with a decreased activity in elderly requiring support/care.

Methods: We included 340 of the 671 people receiving outpatient rehabilitation services under the long-term care insurance system in the present study. These subjects were classified as the favorable motor function group, based on the findings from previous studies, as they required ≤12 seconds to complete the Timed Up & Go test (TUG) task. Read More

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September 2021

[Effectiveness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis].

Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2021 (9):40-47

Ryazan State Medical University, Ryazan, Russia.

Objective: To analyze the impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on in-hospital and postoperative mortality in patients with acute cholecystitis.

Material And Methods: Comparative analysis was based on primary statistical data presented in public available analytical collections «Surgical care in the Russian Federation» (Revishvili A.Sh. Read More

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September 2021

[Changes of the upper airway in children with Class Ⅱ mandibular retrusion and snoring during night before and after functional treatment by sagittal-guidance Twin-block appliance].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2021 Jun;30(3):273-277

Department of Orthodontics, Nantong Stomatological Hospital. Nantong 226000, Jiangsu Province, China. E-mail:

Purpose: To study the changes of dimension and morphology of upper airway in children with ClassⅡ mandibular retrusion after functional treatment by sagittal-guidance Twin-block appliance.

Methods: Cone-beam CT (CBCT) data of upper airway of the subjects were measured by Dolphin 11.5 software and Mimics 17. Read More

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"Vitamin D Deficiency Is More Common in Women with Autoimmune Thyroiditis: A Retrospective Study".

Int J Endocrinol 2021 17;2021:4465563. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Background: Vitamin D is a hormone that is mainly produced in the skin upon ultraviolet B radiation exposure and has important influence on various organs. In recent years, data have been collected that vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in the development of various nonskeletal diseases, including autoimmune diseases. Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) is one of the most common organ-specific autoimmune endocrine diseases. Read More

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Study on the drop impact characteristics and impact damage mechanism of sweet potato tubers during harvest.

PLoS One 2021 24;16(8):e0255856. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Agricultural Products Harvest and Postpartum Processing Engineering Technology Research Center, Nanjing Institute of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Collision of falling in the mechanical harvesting process of sweet potato is one of the main causes of epidermal destruction and damage to sweet potato tubers. Therefore, a sweet potato mechanical characteristic test and a full-factor sweet potato drop test were designed. Based on the analysis of the fitting mathematical model, the impact of the drop height, collision material and sweet potato chunk size on the damage of the sweet potato were studied. Read More

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Work-Life Balance of the Employed Population During the Emergency Situation of COVID-19 in Latvia.

Front Psychol 2021 6;12:682459. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Institute of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia.

All the employees face the challenge of finding the right work-life balance. The ability of employees to deal with the successful combining of work, family responsibilities, and personal life is crucial for both employers and family members of employees. During the COVID-19 emergency situation, many people around the world were forced to work remotely. Read More

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A simple and accurate HFCF-UF method for the analysis of homocysteine, cysteine, cysteinyl-glycine, and glutathione in human blood.

Anal Bioanal Chem 2021 Aug 18. Epub 2021 Aug 18.

Department of Pharmacy, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, 050051, Hebei Province, China.

The presence of reduced aminothiols, including homocysteine (Hcy), cysteine (Cys), cysteinyl-glycine (CG), and glutathione (GSH), is significantly increased in the pathological state. However, there have been no reports on the relationship between reduced aminothiols (Hcy, Cys, CG, and GSH) and different genders, ages, and drug combinations in human blood. The accurate quantification of these reduced thiols in biological fluids is important for monitoring some special pathological conditions of humans. Read More

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Recognition and development of customized cosmetics for military trainees in 20s and 30s in Republic of Korea.

Health Sci Rep 2021 Sep 6;4(3):e334. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Division of Beauty Arts Care, Department of Practical Arts, Graduate School of Culture and Arts Dongguk University Seoul South Korea.

Background: For the health of the skin, social standards have been changed to increase the public's interest in achieving perfect skin. With the diversification of consumer needs, the reorganized core market for demand pursues the attributes of customization that bring the individual ego and product image to match through aggressive consumer needs.

Objectives: Therefore, in this study, we conducted a questionnaire to 450 men in their 20s and 30s, Chuncheon City, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea, focused on the fact that customized cosmetics drive individuals and optimization. Read More

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September 2021

Development model for palm processing industries with emphasis on total innovation management (TIM) in Kerman province.

Heliyon 2021 Jul 15;7(7):e07587. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Agricultural Development and Education, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

Conversion and complementary industries are one of the best ways to develop agricultural waste prevention. One of the problems facing the date-making and finishing industries is the problem. Lack of attention to the innovation of these industries and consequently lack of sufficient share in domestic markets and lack of access to global markets. Read More

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Co-morbidity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among children with seizure disorders at University of Gondar referral hospital Ethiopia (2016).

Sci Rep 2021 Aug 12;11(1):16368. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Student's Clinic, The University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a disorder in which a person is unable to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli, accompanied by an extremely high level of motor activity. The prevalence is much higher ranging from 8 to 77% among children with seizure disorders than in the general population. When attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presents in children with seizure disorder, it makes the treatment complicated and the prognosis poor. Read More

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Sea water quality monitoring using remote sensing techniques: a case study in Tangier-Ksar Sghir coastline.

Environ Monit Assess 2021 Aug 7;193(9):557. Epub 2021 Aug 7.

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Natural Substances and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tangier, Morocco.

Water quality is an extremely important factor as it affects the ecological balance of ecosystems and the development of the social and economic wellbeing of the countries bordering it. Remote sensing multiconcept helps to understand the natural environment, managing water resources and assessing water pollution on local and regional levels. Landsat 8 data were used to monitor coastal water quality in the region of Tangier-Ksar Sghir. Read More

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[Endoscopic lateral neck dissection via the breast and transoral approaches for papillary thyroid carcinoma: a report of 10 cases].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Jul;56(7):751-754

Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361004, China.

To investigate the feasibility of endoscopic lateral neck dissection via the breast and transoral approaches (ELNDBTOA) for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). From February 2015 to April 2019, 10 patients with PTC (cN1b) including 1 male and 9 females aged from 22 to 53 years old received ELNDBTOA in the General Surgery Department of Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen University. Total thyroidectomy, the central lymph node dissection and the selective neck dissection (levels Ⅱ, Ⅲ and Ⅳ) were performed endoscopically via the breast approach, and then the residual lymph nodes were dissected via transoral approach. Read More

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Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Highly Sensitive Person Scale to the Adult Spanish Population (HSPS-S).

Psychol Res Behav Manag 2021 14;14:1041-1052. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

Purpose: This article describes a cross-cultural adaptation of the Highly Sensitive Person Scale (HSPS) to the adult Spanish population, and psychometric analysis of its validation and reliability.

Methods: Convenience sampling by participant accessibility was used. The original version was adapted culturally and linguistically using the back-translation method, and a pilot study was done with 88 participants. Read More

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Nutritional Status and Its Association with Cognitive Function among School Aged Children at Soddo Town and Soddo Zuriya District, Southern Ethiopia: Institution Based Comparative Study.

Glob Pediatr Health 2021 29;8:2333794X211028198. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

About 1 billion stunted school-aged children are growing up with impaired mental development which can lead to low cognitive performance, reduced school achievement, and low productivity. But there is scarce evidence on cognitive function, school performance and their associated factors among school aged children. The main aim of this study was to assess cognitive function, school performance and determine their association with nutritional status among school children aged 7 to 10 years at Soddo Town and Soddo Zuriya Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Read More

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Effect of leader mindfulness on hindrance stress in nurses: The social mindfulness information processing path.

J Adv Nurs 2021 Jul 6. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

School of E-Business and Logistics, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, P.R. China.

Aim: This study aimed to explore the influence of leader mindfulness on hindrance stress in nurses. Based on the social mindfulness framework, the mediating effects of nurses' perceptions of their leaders' perspective taking and empathic concern and how they are moderated by mindfulness of nurses were investigated.

Design: A time-lagged cross-sectional survey was conducted. Read More

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[The food habits of women as a factor of development of maternal obesity].

Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med 2021 May;29(3):442-445

The Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education "The Stavropol State Medical University" of Minzdrav of Russia, 355017, Stavropol, Russia.

The article presents the results of analysis of diet habits of women in the Stavropol Krai. The study was carried out using single-stage structured interview quantitative survey. The respondent was guaranteed anonymity and the purpose of survey was explained. Read More

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Relationship between advanced glycated end products and maternal cognition in gestational diabetes: a case control study.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2021 Jun 21:1-6. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

Objective: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a form of glucose intolerance which manifests during pregnancy. There is lack of literature regarding the study of cognitive functions in GDM. Recent evidences suggests an increase in accumulation of serum Advanced glycated end products (AGE'S) during GDM. Read More

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Characteristics of musculoskeletal pain among employees of fish processing factory in Udupi City, Karnataka.

Indian J Public Health 2021 Apr-Jun;65(2):194-197

Department of Biostatistics, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Fish processing employees are exposed to various occupational risk factors that result in musculoskeletal pain (MSP). The objective of the study was to determine the characteristics of MSP among them and its association with the nature of the job and work condition. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 364 employees of five fish processing factories using standard questionnaires. Read More

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Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and neurocognitive functioning in fire fighters: The mediating role of sleep problems and resilience.

Compr Psychiatry 2021 08 19;109:152250. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Firefighters are often exposed to terrible and dangerous scenes due to their duties, and thus have a high risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD). The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between PTSD symptoms, sleep problems, resilience and neurocognitive functioning of firefighters, and to identify the sequential mediating effects of sleep problems and resilience on the relationship between PTSD symptoms and neurocognitive functioning (especially psychomotor speed and processing speed).

Methods: Data were collected from 325 firefighters in eight fire departments in four regions of Korea. Read More

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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with personal health care on urticaria in peripheral health facilities of Yaoundé, Cameroon (Sub-Saharan Africa).

Int J Dermatol 2021 Oct 8;60(10):1224-1231. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Background: Urticaria is an acute or chronic inflammatory dermatosis that is characterized by erythematous, edematous, itchy, and transient urticarial plaques that cover the skin and mucous membranes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of consulting staff on urticaria in Yaoundé, Cameroon, as well as the attitudes and practices resulting from it.

Methods: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study. Read More

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October 2021

FEATURES OF SKIN WOUNDS HEALING UNDER CHRONIC HYPERGLYCEMIA AND IMPROVEMENT OF THEIR TREATMENT METHODS.

Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(5):1174-1179

SUMY STATE UNIVERSITY, SUMY, UKRAINE.

Objective: The aim: The work was aimed to study the histological, morphometric and planimetric features of skin regeneration in mature rats with chronic hyperglycemia under the influence of platelet-rich plasma.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: 60 mature white laboratory rats were used. The animals were divided into three groups (I - control with mechanical skin injuries; II - rats with chronic hyperglycemia and modeled mechanical skin injuries; III - animals with the chronic hyperglycemia and modeled mechanical skin injuries which were injected with the platelet-rich plasma). Read More

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The effect of education on anxiety of pregnant mothers before amniocentesis.

J Educ Health Promot 2021 27;10:61. Epub 2021 Feb 27.

Reaserch Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Care, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Background: Pregnancy alone is associated with many anxieties and worries for many women. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal malformations is one of the most important anxious events for women. Increasing knowledge empowers the person to identify the important issues and by increasing understanding, creates a positive attitude in people. Read More

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February 2021

Evaluation of Hippocampal Function in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Spatial Bayesian Variable Selection and Grouping the Regression Coefficient in Multilevel Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Analysis.

Iran J Med Sci 2021 05;46(3):189-197

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: A pre-surgical evaluation of cognitive functions in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) is critical. The limitations of the usual brain analysis model were resolved by the spatial Bayesian variable selection (SBVS) method. An Ising and Dirichlet Process (Ising-DP) model considers SBVS and the grouping of a large number of voxels. Read More

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Bioevaluation of agro-waste for postprandial glucose and insulin concentration in blood.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Mar;71(3):830-833

Department of Biochemistry, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences, Nawabshah, Pakistan.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of cookies supplemented with apple pomace and mango-peel powder on postprandial glucose and insulin concentration.

Methods: The experimental study was conducted from February to August, 2018, at the Nutrition Counselling Centre, Government College Women University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Different cookies with apple pomace and mango-peel powder were prepared and the most nutritive acceptable cookies were used to determine their postprandial effect on glucose and insulin concentrations against the control cookies made with white flour only in female subjects. Read More

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[Data mining of drug use rules based on traditional Chinese medicine treatment of ulcerative colitis].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2021 May;46(10):2594-2600

School of Pharmacy, Henan University of Chinese Medicine Zhengzhou 450046, China.

To explore the drug use rules of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, and to provide some references for clinical treatment. The full-text search of "ulcerative colitis+TCM" was conducted based on CNKI. The literatures published from 2000 to 2020 were selected, and the clinical prescriptions for ulcerative colitis were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Read More

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Smart parking systems: comprehensive review based on various aspects.

Heliyon 2021 May 15;7(5):e07050. Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh.

Parking allocation has become a major problem in modern cities for which numerous smart parking systems (SPS) have been developed. This paper aims to provide comprehensive study, comparison and extensive analysis of SPSs in terms of technological approach, sensors utilized, networking technologies, user interface, computational approaches, and service provided. Moreover, the paper fills up the research gap by providing a clear insight into the suitability of SPSs in various environmental conditions and highlights their advantages/disadvantages. Read More

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Information-Seeking Behavior and Its Associated Factors Among Patients with Diabetes in a Resource-Limited Country: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 17;14:2155-2166. Epub 2021 May 17.

Department of Health Informatics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. The burden of diabetes mellitus is increasing rapidly in developing countries, including Ethiopia. Diabetes information seeking is essential for patients with diabetes to better manage and control their diabetes. Read More

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