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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346915/safety-and-efficacy-of-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-combination-with-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-the-treatment-of-bilateral-upper-urinary-tract-calculi
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Bing Yang, Hao Ning, Zheng Liu, Yi Zhang, Chengfan Yu, Xianghua Zhang, Dongliang Pan, Kejia Ding
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) in combination with holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of bilateral upper urinary calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The stone-free status was defined as the absence of any stones or asymptomatic status, or the presence of clinically insignificant residual fragments <4 mm, and was assessed by plain kidney, ureter, and bladder X-ray. The operative time, stone-free rates (SFRs), serum creatinine (SCr), and complications were recorded...
March 28, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346659/is-universal-hla-b-15-02-screening-a-cost-effective-option-in-an-ethnically-diverse-population-a-case-study-of-malaysia
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H Y Chong, Z Mohamed, L L Tan, D B C Wu, F H Shabaruddin, M Dahlui, Y D Apalasamy, S R Snyder, M S Williams, J Hao, L H Cavallari, N Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Strong association was documented between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B*15:02 and carbamazepine-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) in Asians. Beyond Asia, the HLA testing is potentially valuable in many countries with increasingly diverse communities of Asian ancestry, to facilitate an early recognition of patient susceptibility to SCARs. OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of universal HLA-B*15:02 screening in preventing carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome/ toxic epidermal necrolysis in an ethnically-diverse Malaysian population...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346511/is-manure-an-alternative-to-topsoil-in-road-embankment-restoration
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Begoña Peco, Desirée Rivera, Pablo García-Palacios, Berta M Jauregui
One of the main steps in road and railway embankment restoration is the spreading of previously removed topsoil, which provides an input of seeds, organic matter and microorganisms and encourages the establishment of a vegetation cover, essential to stabilise the embankment and blend it with the landscape. However, topsoil is a scarce resource, prompting the search for economic alternatives with similar results. The present study compares the results of spreading topsoil with an organic amendment (manure) for the soil's physico-chemical properties, erosion resistance and microbial activity, floristic richness and composition, and bare soil cover...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346473/oral-administration-of-bifidobacterium-bifidum-g9-1-alleviates-rotavirus-gastroenteritis-through-regulation-of-intestinal-homeostasis-by-inducing-mucosal-protective-factors
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Tomohiro Kawahara, Yutaka Makizaki, Yosuke Oikawa, Yoshiki Tanaka, Ayako Maeda, Masaki Shimakawa, Satoshi Komoto, Kyoko Moriguchi, Hiroshi Ohno, Koki Taniguchi
Human rotavirus (RV) infection is a leading cause of dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. Since therapeutic approaches to RV gastroenteritis are limited to alleviation of dehydration with oral rehydration solutions, more direct approaches to palliate symptoms of RV gastroenteritis are required. Treatments with probiotics have been increasingly recognized as alternative safe and low cost treatments for moderate infectious diarrhea. In this study, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1 (BBG9-1), which has been used as an intestinal drug for several decades, was shown to have a remarkable protective effect against RV gastroenteritis in a suckling mice model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345778/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-perineal-and-intravaginal-biofeedback-assisted-pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises-in-women-with-urodynamic-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Aysun Özlü, Necmettin Yıldız, Özer Öztekin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of intravaginal pressure biofeedback (P-BF) and perineal electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BF) assisted pelvic floor muscle (PFM) exercises in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-three women with SUI were randomized into three groups as follows: the Group 1 received PFM home exercise program alone (n:18); the Group 2 received PFM home exercise program plus intravaginal P-BF assisted PFM exercise program (n:17); and the Group 3 received PFM home exercise program plus perineal EMG-BF assisted PFM exercise program (n:18)...
March 27, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345387/multimodal-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-6-month-follow-up
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Nezla S Duric, Jørg Assmus, Doris Gundersen, Alisa Duric Golos, Irene B Elgen
BACKGROUND: Different treatment approaches aimed at reducing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) core symptoms are available. However, factors such as intolerance, side-effects, lack of efficacy, high new technology costs, and placebo effect have spurred on an increasing interest in alternative or complementary treatment. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore efficacy of multimodal treatment consisting of standard stimulant medication (methylphenidate) and neurofeedback (NF) in combination, and to compare it with the single treatment in 6-month follow-up in ADHD children and adolescents...
March 27, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345381/comparison-of-fenton-s-reagent-and-adsorption-for-treatment-of-industrial-container-and-drum-cleaning-industry-wastewater
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Elçin Güneş, Deniz İzlen Çifçi, Suna Özden Çelik
The present study is aimed to explore the characterization of Industrial Container and Drum Cleaning (ICDC) industry wastewater and treatment alternatives of this wastewater using Fenton and adsorption processes. Wastewater derived from ICDC industry is usually treated by chemical coagulation and biological treatment in Turkey and then discharged in a centralized wastewater treatment facility. It is required that the wastewater COD is below 1500 mg/L to treat in a centralized wastewater treatment facility The wastewater samples characterized for parameters of pH, conductivity, COD, BOD5, TSS, NH3-N, TN, TOC, TP, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Zn, Hg...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345309/a-survey-of-clinicians-regarding-respiratory-physiotherapy-intervention-for-intubated-and-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-what-is-current-practice-in-australian-icus
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Lisa van der Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Shane Patman
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause for intensive care unit (ICU) admission resulting in high morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of evidence regarding respiratory physiotherapy for intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with CAP, and anecdotally clinical practice is variable in this cohort. The aims of this study were to identify the degree of variability in physiotherapy practice for intubated adult patients with CAP and to explore ICU physiotherapist perceptions of current practice for this cohort and factors that influence physiotherapy treatment mode, duration, and frequency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345259/the-role-of-complement-inhibitors-beyond-controlling-inflammation
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REVIEW
A M Blom
The complement system is an arm of innate immunity that aids in the removal of pathogens and dying cells. Due to its harmful, pro-inflammatory potential, complement is controlled by several soluble and membrane-bound inhibitors. This family of complement regulators has been recently extended by the discovery of several new members, and it is becoming apparent that these proteins harbour additional functions. In this review, the current state of knowledge of the physiological functions of four complement regulators will be described: cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), CUB and sushi multiple domains 1 (CSMD1), sushi domain-containing protein 4 (SUSD4) and CD59...
March 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344992/mechanism-of-deletion-removing-all-dystrophin-exons-in-a-canine-model-for-dmd-implicates-concerted-evolution-of-x-chromosome-pseudogenes
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D Jake VanBelzen, Alock S Malik, Paula S Henthorn, Joe N Kornegay, Hansell H Stedman
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal, X-linked, muscle-wasting disorder caused by mutations in the large, 2.4-Mb dystrophin gene. The majority of DMD-causing mutations are sporadic, multi-exon, frameshifting deletions, with the potential for variable immunological tolerance to the dystrophin protein from patient to patient. While systemic gene therapy holds promise in the treatment of DMD, immune responses to vectors and transgenes must first be rigorously evaluated in informative preclinical models to ensure patient safety...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344755/effect-of-topical-application-of-nigella-sativa-oil-and-oral-acetaminophen-on-pain-in-elderly-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-crossover-clinical-trial
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Akram Kooshki, Reza Forouzan, Mohammad Hassan Rakhshani, Maryam Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence supports Nigella sativa's role as an effective complementary and alternative medicine and the anti-inflammatory effects of Nigella sativa on patients with allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of topical application of Nigella sativa oil and oral acetaminophen on pain in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis residing in a parents' home in Sabzevar. METHODS: This study is done as a crossover clinical trial...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344618/patient-and-lesion-tailored-algorithm-of-endovascular-treatment-for-arterial-occlusive-disease-of-extracranial-arteries-supplying-the-brain-safety-of-the-treatment-at-30-day-follow-up
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Paweł Latacz, Marian Simka, Paweł Brzegowy, Piotr Janas, Marek Kazibudzki, Piotr Pieniążek, Andrzej Ochała, Tadeusz Popiela, Tomasz Mrowiecki
INTRODUCTION: Although surgical endarterectomy remains the treatment of choice for carotid artery stenosis, stenting plays an important role as an alternative treatment modality, especially in high-risk patients. The actual safety profile associated with stenting procedures is probably better than that reported by randomized controlled trials. AIM: To assess the safety of stent implantations in extracranial arteries supplying the brain, and also to identify risk factors associated with this procedure...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344598/radiation-dose-to-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-during-interstitial-pulsed-dose-rate-brachytherapy-used-as-a-boost-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-organ-sparing-treatment
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Marcin Sinacki, Krystyna Serkies, Rafał Dziadziuszko, Magdalena Narkowicz, Joanna Kamińska, Joanna Lipniewicz
PURPOSE: To assess dose received by the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery during interstitial pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy (PDR-BT) boost for left-sided breast cancer patients undergoing organ-sparing treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive pT1-3N0-1M0 breast cancer patients boosted between 2014 and 2015 with 10 Gy/10 pulses/hour PDR-BT following a computed tomography (CT) simulation with the multi-catheter implant were included. The most common localization of primary tumor were upper quadrants...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344529/clinical-evaluation-after-peripheral-nerve-repair-with-caprolactone-neurotube
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Gabriel Costa Serrão de Araújo, Bernardo Couto Neto, Renato Harley Santos Botelho, Marcio Carpi Malta
Background: Peripheral nerve injuries with substance loss are challenges to surgeons because direct suture repair may result in malfunction due to nerve suture tension. Autologous nerve grafts are alternatives for treating those lesions; however, harvesting grafts adds morbidity at donor sites. Synthetic substitutes are options to bridge the gaps in these situations. The caprolactone neurotubes are used to assist nerve regeneration, but the literature lacks studies that evaluate their results. Methods: This research was designed to clinically evaluate patients undergoing repair of peripheral nerves with that conduit...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344497/effect-of-nitazoxanide-on-albendazole-pharmacokinetics-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-in-rats
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María Isabel Ruiz-Olmedo, Iliana González-Hernández, Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Javier Franco-Pérez, María de Lourdes González F, Helgi Jung-Cook
Background: Although albendazole is the drug-of-choice for the treatment of neurocysticercosis, its efficacy is limited due to its low bioavailability. An alternative for optimizing pharmacological treatment is through drug combinations. In vitro studies have shown that nitazoxanide and tizoxanide (the active metabolite of nitazoxanide) exhibit cysticidal activity and that the combination of tizoxanide with albendazole sulfoxide (the active metabolite of albendazole) produced an additive effect. Objectives: (1) To assess the concentration profile of tizoxanide in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid; and (2) to evaluate the influence of nitazoxanide on the pharmacokinetics of albendazole in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344411/effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-propolis-as-an-alternative-to-antibiotics-as-a-growth-promoter-on-broiler-performance-serum-biochemistry-and-immune-responses
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Abbasali Gheisari, Shekofa Shahrvand, Nasir Landy
AIM: An in vivo experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of different levels of ethanolic extract of propolis, on growth performance, carcass traits, serum biochemistry, and humoral immune responses of chickens, as compared with the antibiotic flavophospholipol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 312 1-day-old as-hatched broiler chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allotted to 6 treatments with 4 replicate pens per treatment. The 6 dietary treatments fed for 42 days consisted of a corn-soybean meal basal diet (control); control plus 4...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344406/attribution-of-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-activity-of-cassia-tora-extract-toward-its-growth-promoting-effect-in-broiler-birds
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Jyoti Sahu, K M Koley, B D Sahu
AIM: The study was conducted to evaluate the attribution of antibacterial and antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of Cassia tora toward its growth promoting effect in broiler birds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A limit test was conducted for C. tora extract in Wistar albino rats. Phytochemical screening of methanolic extract of leaves of C. tora was carried out. In-vitro antibacterial activity was measured by disc diffusion method. 1-day-old Ven Cobb broiler birds (n=90) were randomly allocated into three groups consisting of three replicates with 10 birds in each group...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344029/herbasl-remedies-for-urinary-stones-used-in-india-and-china-a-review
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REVIEW
Deepak M Kasote, Suresh D Jagtap, Dinesh Thapa, Mahendra S Khyade, Wendy R Russell
ETHANOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The process of formation or appearance of a urinary stone anywhere in the renal tract is known as urolithiasis. It is a longstanding health problem, known to exist since early age of civilization. Records about symptoms, signs and treatment strategies of urinary stones diseases are found in the several ancient texts of traditional medicines such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Siddha and Unani. In Ayurveda, urolithiasis has been considered as one of the eight most troublesome diseases...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343971/clarithromycin-resistance-in-helicobacter-pylori-and-its-molecular-determinants-in-northern-spain-2013-2015
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Esther Tamayo, Milagrosa Montes, María Fernández-Reyes, Jacobo Lizasoain, Begoña Ibarra, Usua Mendarte, Eva Zapata, Josune Mendiola, Emilio Pérez-Trallero
OBJECTIVES: Clarithromycin resistance (CLR-R) is the main reason for failure of Helicobacter pylori infection treatment, which is frequently empirically prescribed due to the erroneous belief that culture for susceptibility testing is difficult. The aim of this study was to determine CLR-R in a region of southern Europe and to evaluate the utility of a PCR sequencing assay applied on gastroduodenal biopsies in detecting H. pylori and clarithromycin (CLR) susceptibility. METHODS: The susceptibility of all H...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343766/prediction-of-high-on-treatment-platelet-reactivity-in-clopidogrel-treated-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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G M Podda, E Grossi, T Palmerini, M Buscema, E A Femia, D Della Riva, S de Servi, P Calabrò, F Piscione, D Maffeo, A Toso, C Palmieri, M De Carlo, D Capodanno, P Genereux, M Cattaneo
BACKGROUND: About 40% of clopidogrel-treated patients display high platelet reactivity (HPR). Alternative treatments of HPR patients, identified by platelet function tests, failed to improve their clinical outcomes in large randomized clinical trials. A more appealing alternative would be to identify HPR patients a priori, based on the presence/absence of demographic, clinical and genetic factors that affect PR. Due to the complexity and multiplicity of these factors, traditional statistical methods (TSMs) fail to identify a priori HPR patients accurately...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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