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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910739/overview-on-therapeutic-applications-of-microparticulate-drug-delivery-systems
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Swarna Bale, Amit Khurana, A Shiva Shankar Reddy, Mandip Singh, Chandraiah Godugu
Research in novel drug delivery systems is being explored competitively in order to attain maximum therapeutic effect while minimizing the adverse effects. Despite several advancements in pharmaceutical formulations, one of the major challenges still persisting is sustained drug release. Microencapsulation enacts as an intelligent approach with a strong therapeutic impact and is in demand globally in medical technology due to its specific and attractive properties, including biocompatibility, stability, target specificity, uniform encapsulation, better compliance, and controlled and sustained release patterns that are responsible for diminishing the toxicity and dosage frequency...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882709/technical-note-using-a-tracheal-stent-for-conservative-management-of-speaking-valve-associated-tracheo-oesophageal-fistula
#2
M Cunnane, S Patil, R Sothinathan, D Walker, M Gaulton, L Pitkin
Surgical voice rehabilitation is an essential dimension of treatment following total laryngectomy. The gold standard is tracheo-oesophageal puncture and speaking valve placement. Whilst offering excellent phonation in many patients, there is a well-documented risk of valve associated fistula formation, the incidence of which varies from 1 to 21% (1) . Risk factors for delayed valve associated tracheo-oesophageal fistula include post chemo-radiotherapy (salvage laryngectomy), oesophageal stricture, persistent fungal infection and poor patient compliance in managing their speaking valve(2) ...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881527/clinical-factors-associated-with-initiation-of-and-persistence-with-adp-receptor-inhibiting-oral-antiplatelet-treatment-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-nationwide-cohort-study-from-finland
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Tuire Prami, Houssem Khanfir, Anna Deleskog, Pål Hasvold, Ville Kytö, Eeva Reissell, Juhani Airaksinen
OBJECTIVES: To study patient selection for and persistence with ADP receptor-inhibiting oral antiplatelet (OAP) treatment after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN: Observational, retrospective, cohort study linking real-life patient-level register data. SETTING: Nationwide drug usage study using data of patients with ACS discharged from hospitals in Finland. PARTICIPANTS: The study population consisted of 54 416 patients (aged ≥18 years) following hospital admission for unstable angina pectoris or myocardial infarction during 2009-2013...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880996/oxidative-stress-induced-damage-to-paternal-genome-and-impact-of-meditation-and-yoga-can-it-reduce-incidence-of-childhood-cancer
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Dada Rima, Basant Kumar Shiv, Chawla Bhavna, Bisht Shilpa, Khan Saima
Background: Sperm DNA damage is underlying aetiology of poor implantation and pregnancy rates but also affects health of offspring and may also result in denovo mutations in germ line and post fertilization. This may result in complex diseases, polygenic disorders and childhood cancers. Childhood cancer like retinoblastoma (RB) is more prevalent in developing countries and the incidence of RB has increased more than three fold in India in the last decade. Recent studies have documented increased incidence of cancers in children born to fathers who consume alcohol in excess and tobacco or who were conceived by assisted conception...
January 9, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863271/comparison-of-combined-hormonal-vaginal-ring-and-low-dose-combined-oral-hormonal-pill-for-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-randomised-trial
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Khushboo Priya, Shalini Rajaram, Neerja Goel
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and acceptability of combined hormonal vaginal ring with combined oral hormonal pill in women with idiopathic chronic pelvic pain. STUDY DESIGN: Randomised prospective interventional trial conducted in 60 women with idiopathic chronic pelvic pain. Women were randomised into two groups of 30 each. In each group, treatment was given for 84 days using either combined vaginal ring or combined oral hormonal pill. Hormonal vaginal ring releases 15mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 120mcg of the etonogestrel per day while the hormonal pill contained 30mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 150mcg of levonorgestrel...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842567/still-mesoendemic-onchocerciasis-in-two-cameroonian-community-directed-treatment-with-ivermectin-projects-despite-more-than-15-years-of-mass-treatment
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Guy-Roger Kamga, Fanny N Dissak-Delon, Hugues C Nana-Djeunga, Benjamin D Biholong, Stephen Mbigha-Ghogomu, Jacob Souopgui, Honorat G M Zoure, Michel Boussinesq, Joseph Kamgno, Annie Robert
BACKGROUND: After more than a decade of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) in Centre and Littoral Regions of Cameroon, onchocerciasis endemicity was still high in some communities according to the 2011 epidemiological evaluations. Some corrective measures were undertaken to improve the CDTI process and therefore reduce the burden of the disease. The objective of the present study was to assess the progress made towards the elimination of onchocerciasis in the Centre 1 and Littoral 2 CDTI projects where the worst performances were found in 2011...
November 14, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835720/a-novel-therapy-for-chronic-sleep-onset-insomnia-a-retrospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study-of-auto-adjusting-dual-level-positive-airway-pressure-technology
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Barry Krakow, Victor A Ulibarri, Natalia D McIver, Michael R Nadorff
Objective: Evidence indicates that behavioral or drug therapy may not target underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms for chronic insomnia, possibly due to previously unrecognized high rates (30%-90%) of sleep apnea in chronic insomnia patients. Although treatment studies with positive airway pressure (PAP) demonstrate decreased severity of chronic sleep maintenance insomnia in patients with co-occurring sleep apnea, sleep-onset insomnia has not shown similar results. We hypothesized advanced PAP technology would be associated with decreased sleep-onset insomnia severity in a sample of predominantly psychiatric patients with comorbid sleep apnea...
September 29, 2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832260/vaginal-testosterone-cream-vs-estradiol-vaginal-ring-for-vaginal-dryness-or-decreased-libido-in-women-receiving-aromatase-inhibitors-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michelle E Melisko, Mindy E Goldman, Jimmy Hwang, Amy De Luca, Sally Fang, Laura J Esserman, Amy J Chien, John W Park, Hope S Rugo
Importance: Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are associated with significant urogenital atrophy, affecting quality of life and drug compliance. Objective: To evaluate safety of intravaginal testosterone cream (IVT) or an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring (7.5 μg/d) in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC) receiving an AI. Intervention was considered unsafe if more than 25% of patients had persistent elevation in estradiol (E2), defined as E2 greater than 10 pg/mL (to convert to pmol/L, multiply by 3...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827555/uk-dietary-exposure-to-pcdd-fs-pcbs-pbdd-fs-pbbs-and-pbdes-comparison-of-results-from-24-h-duplicate-diets-and-total-diet-studies
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Lindsay Bramwell, David Mortimer, Martin Rose, Alwyn Fernandes, Stuart Harrad, Tanja Pless-Mulloli
Chemicals in food are monitored to check for compliance with regulatory limits and to evaluate trends in dietary exposures, among other reasons. This study compared two different methods for estimating human dietary exposure to lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) during 2011/12: (1) the 2012 Total Diet Study (TDS) conducted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and (2) a 24-h duplicate diet (DD) study of 20 adults from the North East of England. The equivalence of the two approaches was assessed; anything less than an order of magnitude could be considered reasonable and within three-fold (equivalent to 0...
December 1, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825340/patient-and-provider-acceptance-of-telecoaching-in-type-2-diabetes-a-mixed-method-study-embedded-in-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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I Odnoletkova, H Buysse, F Nobels, G Goderis, B Aertgeerts, L Annemans, D Ramaekers
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, suboptimal metabolic control persists. Patient education in diabetes has been proved to enhance self-efficacy and guideline-driven treatment, however many people with type 2 diabetes do not have access to or do not participate in self-management support programmes. Tele-education and telecoaching have the potential to improve accessibility and efficiency of care, but there is a slow uptake in Europe. Patient and provider acceptance in a local context is an important pre-condition for implementation...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812082/assessment-of-inhalation-technique-among-patients-of-chronic-respiratory-disorders-in-civil-hospital-karachi-a-cross-sectional-study
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Muhammad Zain Farooq, Muhammad Saad Farooq, Wajiha Waqar, Marium Mustaqeem, Javaid Ahmed Khan, Samiyah Saadullah
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the inhaler technique of patients and the awareness acquired during pulmonary teachings given in the beginning of the treatment. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi, from December 2013 to July 2014, and comprised patients diagnosed with obstructive broncho-pulmonary diseases and who were using inhaler therapy. A questionnaire was designed to assess the technique by an inhaler technique checklist, which was pilot-tested and was filled after obtaining verbal consent...
November 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810905/management-of-endocrine-disease-regenerative-therapies-in-autoimmune-addison-s-disease-aad
#12
Earn Hui Gan, Simon Hs Pearce
The treatment for autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) has remained virtually unchanged in the last 60 years. Most patients have symptoms that are relatively well controlled with exogenous steroid replacement but there may be persistent symptoms, recurrent adrenal crisis and poor quality of life, despite good compliance with optimal current treatments. Treatment with conventional exogenous steroid therapy is also associated with premature mortality, increased cardiovascular risk and complications related to excessive steroid replacement...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803684/comparison-of-personal-social-and-academic-variables-related-to-university-drop-out-and-persistence
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Ana Bernardo, María Esteban, Estrella Fernández, Antonio Cervero, Ellián Tuero, Paula Solano
Dropping out of university has serious consequences not only for the student who drops out but also for the institution and society as a whole. Although this phenomenon has been widely studied, there is a need for broader knowledge of the context in which it occurs. Yet research on the subject often focuses on variables that, although they affect drop-out rates, lie beyond a university's control. This makes it hard to come up with effective preventive measures. That is why a northern Spanish university has undertaken a ex post facto holistic research study on 1,311 freshmen (2008/9, 2009/10, and 2010/11 cohorts)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796853/newborn-screening-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-jamaica-logistics-and-experience-with-umbilical-cord-samples
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G R Serjeant, B E Serjeant, K P Mason, R Gardner, L Warren, F Gibson, M Coombs
The study aims to describe the logistics and results of a programme for newborn screening for sickle cell disease based on samples from the umbilical cord. Samples were dried on Guthrie cards and analysed by high pressure liquid chromatography. All suspected clinically significant abnormal genotypes were confirmed by age 4-6 weeks with family studies and then recruited to local sickle cell clinics. The programme has screened 66,833 samples with the sickle cell trait in 9.8 % and the HbC trait in 3.8 %. Sickle cell syndromes occurred in 407 babies (204 SS, 148 SC, 35 Sbeta(+) thalassaemia, 6 Sbeta(o) thalassaemia, 6 sickle cell-variants, 8 sickle cell-hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin) and HbC syndromes in 42 (22 CC, 14 Cbeta(+) thalassaemia, 1 Cbeta(o) thalassaemia, 5 HbC- hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin)...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792721/-historical-review-of-kaposi-sarcoma-in-pre-haart-era-evolution-with-different-chemotherapy-schedules-and-remission-with-ganciclovir-use
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Patricia Volkow, Benedicte Jacquemin, Juan W Zinser, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla
: Ganciclovir has shown in vitro anti-human herpesvirus-8 activity, Kaposi sarcoma agent. We analyzed all Kaposi sarcoma patients from 1985 to 1996 pre-HAART era and identified Kaposi sarcoma/AIDS patients who achieved complete remission prior to HAART use. RESULTS: We saw 155 Kaposi sarcoma patients up to 1996, 150 with enough information, only 12 received ganciclovir, eight of them for ≥ 21 days; four died within 16 weeks of ganciclovir administration. We identified four male patients with extensive Kaposi sarcoma with complete remission achieved after ganciclovir for CMV end-organ disease...
October 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786459/injectable-and-thermosensitive-hydrogel-containing-liraglutide-as-a-long-acting-anti-diabetic-system
#16
Yipei Chen, Jiabin Luan, Wenjia Shen, Kewen Lei, Lin Yu, Jiandong Ding
Diabetes, a global epidemic, has become a serious threat to public health. The present study is aimed at constructing an injectable thermosensitive PEG/polyester hydrogel formulation of liraglutide (Lira), a "smart" anti-diabetic polypeptide, in long-acting treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Three thermosensitive poly(ε-caprolactone-co-glycolic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone-co-glycolic acid) (PCGA-PEG-PCGA) triblock copolymers with similar molecular weights but different ε-caprolactone/glycolide (CL/GA) ratios were synthesized...
October 27, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784410/ready-made-versus-custom-made-mandibular-repositioning-devices-in-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Ama Johal, Priya Haria, Seema Manek, Easter Joury, Renata Riha
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of a custom-made (MRDc) versus ready-made (MRDr) mandibular repositioning devices (MRD) in the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A randomized crossover trial design was adopted in which patients with a confirmed diagnosis of OSA were randomly allocated to receive either a 3-month period of ready-made or custom-made MRD, with an intervening washout period of 2 weeks, prior to crossover...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783268/fixed-dose-combination-inhalers
#18
Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
In asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an important step in simplifying management and improving adherence with prescribed therapy is to reduce the dose frequency to the minimum necessary to maintain disease control. Fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy might enhance compliance by decreasing the number of medications and/or the number of daily doses. Furthermore, they have the potential for enhancing, sensitizing, and prolonging the effects of monocomponents. Combination therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting β-agonist (LABA) is considered an important approach for treating patients with asthma and patients with severe COPD who have frequent exacerbations...
October 26, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769628/-obesity-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children
#19
A Amaddeo, L de Sanctis, J Olmo Arroyo, J-P Giordanella, P-J Monteyrol, B Fauroux
Obesity, along with hypertrophy of the adenoids and the tonsils, represents one of the major risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. Obesity is associated with an increase in the prevalence and the severity of OSA and is a major factor in the persistence and aggravation of OSA over time. Neurocognitive dysfunction and abnormal behavior are the most important and frequent end-organ morbidities associated with OSA in children. Other deleterious consequences such as cardiovascular stress and metabolic syndrome are less common in children than in adults with OSA...
October 18, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757016/a-fixed-dose-combination-of-memantine-extended-release-and-donepezil-in-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
William James Deardorff, George T Grossberg
Currently available therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) consist of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs), such as donepezil, and the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist memantine. In December 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Namzaric™, a once-daily, fixed-dose combination (FDC) of memantine extended-release (ER) and donepezil for patients with moderate-to-severe AD. The FDC capsule is bioequivalent to the coadministered individual drugs, and its bioavailability is similar when taken fasting, with food, or sprinkled onto applesauce...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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