- Effect of Bleaching and Ca(OH)2 Dressing on the Bond Strength of Fiberglass Posts to Root Dentine. [Journal Article]Eur J Dent 2019EJ
- CONCLUSIONS: The BS of the fiberglass posts to root dentine was not affected by the intracoronary bleaching and the use of Ca(OH)2 dressing.
- Changes in Corneal Detection Thresholds After Repeated Tear Film Instability. [Journal Article]Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019; 60(13):4234-4240IO
- CONCLUSIONS: In this study, tear breakup during STARE trials was associated with discomfort, which when repeated, resulted in increased symptoms of ocular discomfort and alterations of mechanical sensory thresholds after 30 minutes. These results suggest that tear film instability, which is thought to occur repeatedly during normal blinking among dry eye patients over the day, can produce neurosensory alterations.
- Evaluating the effectiveness of an educative workshop for pregnant women using pre and post intervention surveys. [Journal Article]Cad Saude Publica 2019; 35(10):e00155018CS
- This paper will report the findings of an education intervention performed by a workshop aimed to provide pregnant women with knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care. A cross-sectional study, using a pre and post-intervention research design, was performed with 105 pregnant women from an obstetric service for a two-year period. Time points (pre and post) were compared …
This paper will report the findings of an education intervention performed by a workshop aimed to provide pregnant women with knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care. A cross-sectional study, using a pre and post-intervention research design, was performed with 105 pregnant women from an obstetric service for a two-year period. Time points (pre and post) were compared using either Student t test and ANOVA. Significance was set at p ≤ 0.05. After the intervention all items increased their level from the three stations: antenatal care (20.4%), labor and delivery (36.8%) and postnatal and breastfeeding (32.1%). The total score of the surveys also increased 31.7% when comparing the pre and post applications (p < 0.001). It was evidenced the importance of strategies to improve knowledge about pregnancy and its surroundings to pregnant women. The workshop proposal presented increases in its knowledge and can most likely bring better results in short and long-term outcomes.
- Acute effects of ventilator hyperinflation with increased inspiratory time on respiratory mechanics: randomized crossover clinical trial. [Journal Article]Rev Bras Ter Intensiva 2019; 31(3):289-295RB
- CONCLUSIONS: Ventilator hyperinflation promoted increased compliance associated with a transient increase in airway resistance and peak expiratory flow, with reduction after aspiration.
- Effect of host genotype and Eimeria acervulina infection on the metabolome of meat-type chickens. [Journal Article]PLoS One 2019; 14(10):e0223417Plos
- CONCLUSIONS: Serum metabolome of two chicken genotypes infected with E. acervulina demonstrated significant changes that were treatment-, time post-infection- and genotype-dependent. Distinct metabolic signatures were identified in fatty acid, nucleotide, inflammation and oxidative stress biochemicals. Significant microbial associated product alterations are likely to be associated with malabsorption of nutrients during infection.
- Acute effects of essential oil blend containing phlai oil on mood among healthy male volunteers: Randomized controlled trial. [Journal Article]J Complement Integr Med 2019JC
- Background Essential oil blend (ESOB) containing Zingiber montanum or Phlai and Zingiber tenuiscapus oils as the major components has high levels of terpenes such as sabinene, terpinene, terpinolene, and terpine-4-ol. Phlai is well known for its analgesic property, but its effects on mood remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of inhaling the ESOB containing phlai essen…
Background Essential oil blend (ESOB) containing Zingiber montanum or Phlai and Zingiber tenuiscapus oils as the major components has high levels of terpenes such as sabinene, terpinene, terpinolene, and terpine-4-ol. Phlai is well known for its analgesic property, but its effects on mood remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of inhaling the ESOB containing phlai essential oils on mood and stress among healthy volunteers. Methods A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial pilot study was conducted among 38 healthy male volunteers; 19 in the ESOB containing phlai oil group and 19 in the control group, which used olive oil. One single inhalation was provided continuously for 15 min via hot steam. Mood status was assessed pre- and post-intervention using the Visual Analog Scales for Mood, Anxiety, Stress and Alertness (MASA). Rorschach tests, in a modified analysis, were also employed. One-way ANCOVA was used to determine statistical differences of the mood test results between ESOB containing phlai oil and olive oil. Results Mean age of the participants was 22.11 (SD 2.1) years. Both ESOB containing phlai oil and olive oil increased the post-test scores of positive mood and reduced the scores of negative mood. However, no difference was observed regarding the mood test scores between groups, except concerning the Rorschach stress test (F (1,38)=6.486, p=0.015). The variance of change, explained by the model (R square), was 32.8%, while the adjusted R-squared was 0.290. Conclusions Single inhalation aromatherapy using ESOB containing phlai oil or olive oil showed an immediate improvement of mood states among healthy young male volunteers by easing the negative emotions and enhancing positive emotions, especially feelings of pleasure and contentment. Natural blend of phlai essential oils was more efficacious than olive oil in reducing emotional stress.
- Influence of Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Dentin Conditioning on the Bond Strength of Bioactive and Conventional Bulk-Fill Dental Restorative Material. [Journal Article]Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg 2019PP
- CONCLUSIONS: Dentin surface treatment with Er,Cr:YSGG phototherapy for the adhesive bonding of BA and conventional bulk-fill resin composite MC showed comparable bond strength outcomes to conventional conditioning techniques. Er,Cr:YSGG laser dentin conditioning of dentin for bonding of bulk-fill BA materials has potential to be used clinically as it shows potential for adequate adhesive bond integrity.
- An augmented estimation procedure for EHR-based association studies accounting for differential misclassification. [Journal Article]J Am Med Inform Assoc 2019JAMIA
- CONCLUSIONS: Our simulation studies and real data application demonstrate that, compared to the estimator using validation data only, the augmented estimator has lower variance (ie, higher statistical efficiency). Compared to the estimator using error-prone EHR-derived phenotypes, the augmented estimator has smaller bias.The proposed estimator can effectively combine an error-prone phenotype with gold-standard data from a limited chart review in order to improve analyses of risk factors using EHR data.
- Physiological Demands of Trampolining at Different Intensities. [Journal Article]Res Q Exerc Sport 2019; :1-6RQ
- CONCLUSIONS: The results from our study indicated that while significant differences do occur between running and trampolining for a given intensity, the trendline associated with each of the variables is similar. Therefore, monitoring the intensity of the session based the percentage of the participant's maximum heart rate, which is commonly used in running, may also be applied to trampolining.
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- Statistical analysis of implant and thread parameters effects on dental implant stability and bone resorption using central composite design method. [Journal Article]Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2019; :954411919881250PI
- The effect of dental implant parameters, length and diameter, and thread parameters consisting of thread depth, width, pitch and inner angle on Max von-Mises stress in implant-abutment and cancellous bone is investigated. A three-dimensional finite element model of a threaded dental implant and mandibular segment is built. Face-centered central composite design is applied as the design of experim…
The effect of dental implant parameters, length and diameter, and thread parameters consisting of thread depth, width, pitch and inner angle on Max von-Mises stress in implant-abutment and cancellous bone is investigated. A three-dimensional finite element model of a threaded dental implant and mandibular segment is built. Face-centered central composite design is applied as the design of experiments method to study and optimize the six independent variable parameters at three levels by applying response surface methodology. The simultaneous analysis of these parameters is run to obtain a better perspective on their effects on responses. The effects of linear, square, and interactive terms on responses through Pareto, main effects, and interaction plots are determined through analysis of variance. A second-order polynomial equation is fitted to the model to predict the response magnitude. The results indicate that implant diameter and its interaction with thread depth are effective in decreasing the likelihood of bone resorption. The implant length affects the Max von-Mises stress in implant-abutment, with no effect on the Max von-Mises stress in cancellous bone. The optimization process caused about 10% and 30% reduction in the magnitude of Max von-Mises stress in implant-abutment and cancellous bone, respectively.