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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991532/a-new-approach-for-identification-of-medicinal-almonds-by-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy-and-systematic-clustering-of-characteristic-peaks
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Chun-Song Cheng, Can-Jian Wang, Jie Liang, Chi-Chou Lao, Hua Zhou, Zhi-Feng Zhang
Medicinal almonds have been used for over 2 000 years and its clinical efficacy includes relieving cough and asthma. The domestic market in China is flooded with different kinds of dried almonds, such as bitter almond (Armeniacae Semen Amarum, AAS), sweet almond (Armeniacae Semen Dulce, ADS), salted almond (Armeniacae Semen Salsa, ASS), and their sulfur-fumigating products (Armeniacae Semen Sulphur Fumabat, ASFS). Wide varieties of almonds may lead to uncertain efficacy, aberrant quality, and even increased safety risk...
September 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990181/long-term-impairment-attributable-to-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marjolein J Korndewal, Anne Marie Oudesluys-Murphy, Aloys C M Kroes, Marianne A B van der Sande, Hester E de Melker, Ann C T M Vossen
AIM: This study aimed to estimate long-term impairment attributable to congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMV). METHOD: This nationwide cohort study retrospectively assessed cCMV in children born in 2008 in the Netherlands, testing 31 484 stored neonatal dried blood spots. Extensive medical data of cCMV-positive children (n=133) and matched cCMV-negative comparison children (n=274) up to 6 years of age were analysed. RESULTS: Moderate to severe long-term impairment was diagnosed in 24...
October 9, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969672/vasorelaxant-effects-of-angelica-decursiva-root-on-isolated-rat-aortic-rings
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Bumjung Kim, Youngki Kwon, Somin Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Inhye Ham, Ho-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a worldwide problem. Despite increases in the development of synthetic drugs for hypertension treatment, the rate of untreated and uncontrolled hypertension remains high. These drugs are effective, but can also cause side effects. Approximately 80% of the world population uses herbal medicines because of their low toxicity and better acceptability by the human body. Therefore, we attempted to identify natural medications for treating hypertension...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960800/in-vitro-cartilage-construct-generation-from-silk-fibroin-chitosan-porous-scaffold-and-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-dynamic-culture-condition
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Parinita Agrawal, Krishna Pramanik, Amit Biswas, Ranjan Ku Patra
Cartilage construct generation includes a scaffold with appropriate composition to mimic matrix of the damaged tissue on which the stem cells grow and differentiate. In this study, umbilical cord blood (UCB) derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) were seeded on freeze dried porous silk-fibroin (SF)/chitosan (CS) scaffolds. Influence of static and dynamic (spinner flask bioreactor) culture conditions on the developing cartilage construct were studied by in-vitro characterization for viability, proliferation, distribution and chondrogenic differentiation of hMSCs over the scaffold...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948491/acetabular-reconstruction-with-femoral-head-autograft-after-intraarticular-resection-of-periacetabular-tumors-is-durable-at-short-term-followup
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Xiaodong Tang, Wei Guo, Rongli Yang, Taiqiang Yan, Shun Tang, Dasen Li
BACKGROUND: Pelvic reconstruction after periacetabular tumor resection is technically difficult and characterized by a high complication rate. Although endoprosthetic replacement can result in immediate postoperative functional recovery, biologic reconstructions with autograft may provide an enhanced prognosis in patients with long-term survival; however, little has been published regarding this approach. We therefore wished to evaluate whether whole-bulk femoral head autograft that is not contaminated by tumor can be used to reconstruct segmental bone defects after intraarticular resection of periacetabular tumors...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943447/anti-allergic-effects-of-the-ethanol-extract-of-syzygium-formosum-wall-masam-leaves-and-its-immunoregulatory-mechanisms
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Thi Minh Nguyet Nguyen, Maria Lomunova, Thi Phuong Duyen Vu, Ba Vinh Le, Young Ho Kim, Jong Seong Kang, Inkyu Hwang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: As documented in a Vietnamese traditional medical encyclopedia, Syzygium formosum (Wall.) Masam leaves have been routinely used among indigenous Vietnamese people for treatment of various allergy-like symptoms including dermatitis and rhinitis. AIM OF THE STUDY: Anti-allergic activity of S. formosum leaves was examined with a mouse model of chicken ovalbumin (cOVA)-induced food allergy, and mechanisms underlying the anti-allergic effect were explored...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934773/leptospirosis-in-three-workers-on-a-dairy-farm-with-unvaccinated-cattle
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Jackie Benschop, Julie Collins-Emerson, Allie Maskill, Patrick O'Connor, Margaret Tunbridge, Yuni Yupiana, Jenny Weston
AIM: We report a one-health investigation of three cases of leptospirosis on a dairy farm with unvaccinated cattle in New Zealand. The cases are discussed in the context of diagnostics, risk factors, persistence of symptoms and outbreak mitigation measures. METHOD: Clinical and laboratory records from the human cases were reviewed and serological and molecular investigations were conducted into the Leptospira status of cattle and pigs on the farm. RESULTS: Cases presented early in their illness and all three were confirmed within seven days of onset of symptoms by urine PCR and within 18 days by convalescent MAT (two Hardjo-bovis, one Pomona)...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928175/integrated-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-including-tailoring-of-anticoagulation-in-primary-care-study-design-of-the-all-in-cluster-randomised-trial
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Carline J van den Dries, Ruud Oudega, Arif Elvan, Frans H Rutten, Sjef J C M van de Leur, Henk J G Bilo, Arno W Hoes, Karel G M Moons, Geert-Jan Geersing
INTRODUCTION: In our ageing society, we are at the merge of an expected epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF). AF management requires an integrated approach, including rate or rhythm control, stroke prevention with anticoagulation and treatment of comorbidities such as heart failure or type 2 diabetes. As such, primary care seems to be the logical healthcare setting for the chronic management of patients with AF. However, primary care has not yet played a dominant role in AF management, which has been in fact more fragmented between different healthcare providers...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922898/brewer-s-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-enhances-attraction-of-two-invasive-yellowjackets-hymenoptera-vespidae-to-dried-fruit-and-fruit-powder
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Tamara Babcock, Regine Gries, John Borden, Luis Palmero, Analía Mattiacci, Maité Masciocchi, Juan Corley, Gerhard Gries
The German yellowjacket, Vespula germanica F., and common yellowjacket, Vespula vulgaris L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), are pests of significant economic, environmental, and medical importance in many countries. There is a need for the development and improvement of attractive baits that can be deployed in traps to capture and kill these wasps in areas where they are a problem. Yellowjackets are known to feed on fermenting fruit, but this resource is seldom considered as a bait due to its ephemeral nature and its potential attractiveness to nontarget species...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912965/medically-important-parasites-carried-by-cockroaches-in-melong-subdivision-littoral-cameroon
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R J Atiokeng Tatang, H G Tsila, J Wabo Poné
Cockroaches have been recognized as mechanical vectors of pathogens that can infest humans or animals. A total of 844 adult cockroaches (436 males and 408 females) were caught. In the laboratory, cockroaches were first washed in saturated salt solution to remove ectoparasites and then rinsed with 70% alcohol, dried, and dissected for endoparasites. An overall transport rate of 47.39% was recorded. Six genera of parasites were identified. These were Ascaris (33.76%), Trichuris (11.97%), Capillaria (6.16%), Toxocara (4...
2017: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898906/application-of-spray-drying-technique-for-flowability-enhancement-of-divalproex-sodium
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Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Hadi Valizadeh, Shadi Yaqoubi, Arash Asdagh, Hamed Hamishehkar
Background Tablets and capsules are the most accepted and widely used solid dosage forms in the medical therapy. Flow property of the powders is playing a key role in the various pharmaceutical fields especially in the fomulation of tablets and capsules. The high hygroscopic crystalline structure of anhydrous Divalproex sodium (DVX) makes it to be appear as waxy white flakes with almost no powder flowability which cause serious problems during the tabletting and capsule filling procedures. Purpose The main objective of this study was to improve the flowability of DVX powder...
September 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888600/effects-of-egg-yolk-inclusion-milk-replacer-feeding-rate-and-low-starch-pelleted-or-high-starch-texturized-starter-on-holstein-calf-performance-through-4-months-of-age
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T S Dennis, F X Suarez-Mena, T M Hill, J D Quigley, R L Schlotterbeck
The objectives of this research were to evaluate milk replacer (MR) feeding rates, alternative protein and fat sources in MR, and calf starter starch concentration and their effects on calf performance to 4 mo of age. Male Holstein calves (42.6 ± 1.2 kg of body weight; n = 192) were assigned at 3 d of age to 1 of 8 treatments in a randomized complete block design with a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments. Factors tested from d 0 to 56 (nursery) were low or high MR feeding rates, 0 or 10% inclusion of spray-dried egg yolks in MR, and low- or high-starch calf starter...
November 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868031/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-employing-a-novel-technique-for-investigation-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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Panagiotis Giannakouras, Konstantinos Andreanos, Barbara Giavi, Andreas Diagourtas
PURPOSE: To report a case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease and describe the imaging findings by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Medical and ophthalmological history, ophthalmological examination, laboratory evaluation, B-scan ultrasonography, fluorescein and indocyanine angiography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed at baseline, as well as OCTA. RESULTS: A 50-year-old healthy female presented with decreased vision in both eyes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867856/physicochemical-screening-and-shelf-life-evaluation-of-ku%C3%A1-kum%C3%A4-di-gh%C3%A1-ta-prepared-using-kesara-and-n%C3%A4-gakesara
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Pradeep Kumar Prajapati, Rohit Sharma, Amee Amrutia, B J Patgiri
INTRODUCTION: Kuṅkumādi Ghṛta (KG) is an Ayurvedic formulation commonly recommended in skin disorders, especially Mukhadūṣikā (Acne vulgaris). Kesara (stigma of Crocus sativus Linn.) is a prime ingredient in the formulation. However, due to high cost and increased adulteration in Kesara, 'Nāgakesara' (Mesua ferrea Linn.) is suggested by Ayurvedic experts as a substitute. Nāgakesara is relatively lower in cost and possesses similar therapeutic attributes to that of Kesara. Recent studies have established standard manufacturing procedures and clinical efficacies of Kesarayukta (with Kesara) Kuṅkumādi Ghṛta (KKG) and Nāgakesara yukta (with Nāgakesara) Kuṅkumādi Ghṛta (NKG) in Mukhadūṣikā...
January 2017: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842970/steroid-profile-and-irms-analysis-of-musk-administration-for-doping-control
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Jingzhu Wang, Yi He, Xin Liu, Zhiyong Yang, Wenning Yang
Musk, the dried secretion of the musk pod (sac) of adult male musk deer, has been used as traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China and south-east Asian countries for thousands of years. Due to the anabolic steroid component in this TCM, musk preparations have been included in the list of medical products containing prohibited substances employed for doping by the State Food and Drug Administration of China. The application of musk pod formulation was claimed to be responsible for some adverse analytical findings (AAF) in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup...
August 25, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842339/gangjihwan-a-polyherbal-composition-inhibits-fat-accumulation-through-the-modulation-of-lipogenic-transcription-factors-srebp1c-ppar%C3%AE-and-c-ebp%C3%AE
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Jaewoong Jang, Yoonju Jung, Seyeon Chae, Soo Hyun Cho, Michung Yoon, Heejung Yang, Soon Shik Shin, Yoosik Yoon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Gangjihwan (DF) which is composed of Ephedra intermedia, Lithospermum erythrorhizon, and Rheum palmatum has been used for the treatment of obesity in traditional medical clinics in Korea. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted to standardize DF and elucidate its mechanism of action for inhibiting fat accumulation in adipocytes and adipose tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The herbal ingredients of DF were extracted in water, 30% ethanol or 70% ethanol and freeze-dried followed by HPLC analyses...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832912/screening-for-late-onset-pompe-disease-in-western-denmark
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J S Hansen, E G Pedersen, D Gaist, F W Bach, O J Vilholm, B Sandal, L Weitemeyer, K Nielsen, F E Schlesinger, N Preisler, J Vissing, H Andersen
OBJECTIVE: Late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited metabolic myopathy caused by reduced activity of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-glucosidase. In a previous screening study at two large neuromuscular university clinics in Denmark, three patients with LOPD were identified out of 103 patients screened. No systematic screening has been performed at the other neurological departments in the western part of Denmark. Thus, patients with a diagnosis of unspecified myopathy were screened for LOPD...
August 22, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821501/perinatal-outcomes-following-helping-babies-breathe-training-and-regular-peer-peer-skills-practice-among-village-midwives-in-sudan
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Ame Arabi, S A Ibrahim, M Abdel-Rahman, M S Abdalla, S E Ahmed, E P Dempsey, C A Ryan
BACKGROUND: Over 80% of deliveries in Sudan occur in rural areas, attended by village midwives (VMWs). OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of Helping Babies Breathe training and regular peer-peer skills practice (HBBT(+RPPSP)) on VMW resuscitation practices and outcomes. METHODS: In a prospective community-based intervention study, 71/82 VMWs, reporting to six East Nile rural medical centres, with previous experience in community health research, consented to HBBT(+RPPSP)...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797181/hiv-resistance-and-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-regimen-in-hiv-infected-infants-in-northern-tanzania
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Dorothy E Dow, Werner Schimana, Balthazar M Nyombi, Blandina T Mmbaga, Aisa M Shayo, John A Bartlett, Charles G Massambu, Emmanuel G Kifaro, Elizabeth L Turner, Todd DeMarco, Fangping Cai, Coleen K Cunningham, Ann M Buchanan
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) guidelines recommend that all HIV-infected pregnant women receive antiretroviral therapy (Option B) and HIV-infected infants should initiate therapy with a protease inhibitor-based regimen; however, implementation of these guidelines has lagged in many resource-limited settings. Tanzania only recently implemented these guidelines with little country-specific data to inform whether HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) resistance was present among infected infants under the Option A guidelines...
October 5, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762843/cost-effectiveness-of-3-month-paliperidone-therapy-for-chronic-schizophrenia-in-the-netherlands
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Thomas R Einarson, Basil G Bereza, Fadi Tedouri, Kristel Van Impe, Tom R Denee, Pieter J T Dries
BACKGROUND: A new depot formulation of paliperidone has been developed that provides effective treatment for schizophrenia for 3 months (PP3M). It has been tested in phase-3 trials, but no data on its cost-effectiveness have been published. PURPOSE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of PP3M compared with once-monthly paliperidone (PP1M), haloperidol long-acting therapy (HAL-LAT), risperidone microspheres (RIS-LAT), and oral olanzapine (oral-OLZ) for treating chronic schizophrenia in The Netherlands...
November 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
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