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Low Anisakis-specific IgE prevalence in dyspeptic patients in Italy – a retrospective study

claims to consume only dry salted fish. Presence of symptoms in positive patients vary from none to only GI to mainly allergic ones. Positive patients from the control group, instead, show an iCAP value of 0.51 KUA/L and 1.57 KUA/L and reported to eat respectively raw and smoked fish (C1) and raw fish (C2). They report to not suffer from any GI symptoms or allergic ones ( Table 6 ). Discussion Positivity of IgE to Anisakis allergens showed no significant difference between the two groups. These results totally differ from those obtained in a similar study

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Quality assurance of genetic laboratories and the EBTNA practice certification, a simple standardization assurance system for a laboratory network

. 2017;16:4. Kaul KL Sabatini LM Tsongalis GJ Caliendo AM Olsen RJ et al The Case for Laboratory Developed Procedures: Quality and Positive Impact on Patient Care Acad Pathol 2017 16 4 3 Hallworth MJ. The “70% claim”: What is the evidence base? Ann Clin Biochem 2011;48:487-8. 10.1258/acb.2011.011177 Hallworth MJ The “70% claim”: What is the evidence base? Ann Clin Biochem 2011 48 487 8 4 Badrick T. Evidence-based laboratory medicine.Clin Biochem Rev. 2013;34(2):43-6. 24151340 Badrick T Evidence-based laboratory medicine

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Optical properties of translucent zirconia: A review of the literature

also have eliminated the unique transformation toughening that gives zirconia its toughness and resistance to fracture ( 63 ). Although, the resistance to fracture of cubic zirconia is higher than that of porcelain-veneered crowns or lithium disilicate restorations ( 64 , 65 ), this ceramic is indicated in less-bearing clinical situations ( 66 ). The manufacturers claim that the great innovation in the formula was developed at the powder stage, before discs or blocks for CAD-CAM technology were designed. Clinical characteristics for restorations with translucent

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Determination of spore longevity and viability of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae according to storage conditions

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Honey bee colonies are often infected with Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae which cause adult honey bee disease called nosemosis. All honey bee colony members can be infected with these species. In addition, it is claimed to be the main cause of honey bee winter losses in many countries. Nosema spores are expected to resistant the environmental conditions and their infectivity continues for a long time because of long-term durability of fungal spores. In this study, the viability of Nosema spores were investigated in terms of storage situations under laboratory conditions. Honey bee samples that were collected from apiaries in 2011 were investigated to detect the presence of Nosema species with real-time PCR amplification studies. After determination of Nosema species, each sample was divided in two groups. One of these groups was used to find Nosema spore concentration. Nosema solutions were divided and stored at both -20°C and +4°C. The spore concentration was measured every year in the period 2011-2015. Other group of honey bee samples was also stored at -20°C and every year was used for Nosema spore counting. Furthermore, it was examined the infectivity of Nosema spores with sugar solutions which obtained each sample using cage experiment techniques. According to results, when we compare the solutions annually, there is no change at Nosema spore concentration of the solution in -20°C and honeybee samples in -20°C. But reduction was seen at Nosema spore concentration of the solution in +4°C. Nosema spore infectivity tests revealed that infectivity of Nosema spores has not changed significantly between 2011 and 2015. This is the first time mixed Nosema spores found more infective than one-type spore after prolonged exposure to different conditions.

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Resveratrol improves the lipid profile promoted by red yeast rice (monacolin k) in patients with moderate dyslipidemia: An open-label, randomized, parallel-group controlled clinical trial

. A meta-analysis of red yeast rice: an effective and relatively safe alternative approach for dyslipidemia. PLoS One. 2014; 4;9:e98611. 11. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA). Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to monacolin K from red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations (ID 1648, 1700) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, EFSA Journal 2011; 9:2304. 12. McAloon CJ, Boylan LM, Hamborg T, Stallard N, Osman F, Lim PB

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