Dental Needs and Management of Children With Special Health Care Needs According to Type of Disability
AbstractObjectiveRecent literature reveals worse periodontal health condition in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, roles of AS-related parameters, periodontal condition, and their association appear unclear. This cross-sectional study aimed at investigating dental and periodontal health as well as potentially periodontal pathogenic bacteria in patients with AS compared to healthy control subjects (HC).MethodsDental examination comprised dental findings (DMF-T), periodontal probing depth (PPD), bleeding on probing, clinical attachment loss (CAL), papillary bleeding index, and microbiological analysis based on polymerase...
In conclusion, IA injection of PN-KGN is a better potential strategy to treat OA, with long-time cartilage protection and less IA injections. PMID: 29667446 [PubMed - in process]
We appreciate the opportunity to emphasize the value of lifelong limb preservation (LLP) as a valuable patient-centered outcome measure. Dr Kuo et al raise several questions, all of which revolve around the “legitimacy” of not censoring death as an outcome in our life-table analysis. This conceptual stumbling block arises from the specific nature of limb salvage procedures and the context within which they are performed. The purpose of l ower extremity revascularization is not to prolong life but to avoid amputation and disability in the final few years of life.
[Guardian] In consolidation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's all-inclusive policy, the Lagos State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sociology, Lagos State University (LASU) to collate data of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in the state.
CONCLUSION: Our results show unsatisfactory improvement in patients with irreparable RCT treated with the sub-acromial balloon spacer. Careful patient selection with attention to preoperative ROM should be considered. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic level IV. PMID: 29665765 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: The obtained results show that the proposed approach achieves a competitive performance compared to state-of-the-art models in dealing with the clinical risk prediction problem. In addition, our approach can extract informative risk factors of ACS via a reconstructive learning strategy. Some of these extracted risk factors are not only consistent with existing medical domain knowledge, but also contain suggestive hypotheses that could be validated by further investigations in the medical domain.
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses.
CONCLUSIONS: Israel's single official Dual Diagnosis detox inpatient unit has satisfactory annual program completion rates when compared to similar institutions. Suboptimal treatment regimen may contribute to the early discharge of patients using polysubstance use and diagnosed with personality disorders. An association between early discharges with a disability pension warrant further investigation as there is no apparent connection between the two. PMID: 29668421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: 2018 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 138 Author(s): Karin B. Jensen Placebo effects have often been attributed to cognitive processes described as “learning” and/or “expectancy,” yet the role of conscious awareness is unclear. Furthermore, little is known about the placebo effects in patients with limited cognitive abilities, such as intellectual disability. Here, recent data on placebo mechanisms in patients with impaired cognitive function will be discussed, as well as experimental studies investigating how implicit cognitive processes may shape placebo effec...