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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733193/traditional-neurotherapeutics-approach-intended-for-direct-nose-to-brain-delivery
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REVIEW
Zohreh Abolhasanzadeh, Hajar Ashrafi, Parmis Badr, Amir Azadi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Nasal delivery systems have a significant role in Persian traditional medicine. Most of them were utilized for central nervous system (CNS)-related disorders. In modern medicine, nasal drug delivery systems for brain delivery are highly regarded. AIM OF THE STUDY: Despite recent advances in drug delivery to the (CNS), delivery of therapeutics to the brain remains a major challenge because of the blood brain barrier (BBB). There are several mechanisms which regulate the drug transfer across the BBB...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731408/defining-the-biological-basis-of-radiomic-phenotypes-in-lung-cancer
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Patrick Grossmann, Olya Stringfield, Nehme El-Hachem, Marilyn M Bui, Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, Chintan Parmar, Ralph Th Leijenaar, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Philippe Lambin, Robert Gillies, Hugo Jwl Aerts
Medical imaging can visualize characteristics of human cancer noninvasively. Radiomics is an emerging field that translates these medical images into quantitative data to enable phenotypic profiling of tumors. While radiomics has been associated with several clinical endpoints, the complex relationships of radiomics, clinical factors, and tumor biology are largely unknown. To this end, we analyzed two independent cohorts of respectively 262 North American and 89 European patients with lung cancer, and consistently identified previously undescribed associations between radiomic imaging features, molecular pathways, and clinical factors...
July 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729228/tangled-history-of-the-european-uses-of-sphagnum-moss-and-sphagnol
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REVIEW
Jacek Drobnik, Adam Stebel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sphagnum mosses and peat could have been utilized as wound dressings for centuries, however reliable data on this subject are ambiguous; sometimes even no distinction between peat moss (Sphagnum spp.) and peat is made or these terms become confused. The first scientific account on surgical use of peat comes from 1882: a peat digger who successfully, by himself and in the way unknown to the then medicine, cured an open fracture of his forearm with peat. The peat, and very soon the peat moss itself (which is the major constituent of peat) drew attention of the 19(th)-century surgeons...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728212/men-s-information-seeking-behaviour-regarding-cancer-risk-and-screening-a-meta-narrative-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mohamad M Saab, Mary Reidy, Josephine Hegarty, Mairin O'Mahony, Mike Murphy, Christian Von Wagner, Frances J Drummond
OBJECTIVE: Preventive strategies are known to reduce cancer risk and incidence and improve prognosis. Men seldom seek medical information about cancer prevention and risk reduction. The aim of this meta-narrative systematic review was to critically appraise evidence from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies that explored men's information-seeking behaviours in relation to cancer prevention and risk reduction. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Education Full Text, and ERIC were systematically searched for studies published in English between January 1(st) 2006 and May 30(th) 2016...
July 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723587/evaluation-of-an-electronic-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-incident-elevated-bp-in-adolescents
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Elyse Olshen Kharbanda, Stephen E Asche, Alan Sinaiko, James D Nordin, Heidi L Ekstrom, Patricia Fontaine, Steven P Dehmer, Nancy E Sherwood, Patrick J O'Connor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, among adolescents 10-17 years with an incident hypertensive BP (≥95(th) percentile) at a primary care visit, whether TeenBP, a novel electronic health record (EHR) linked clinical decision support tool (CDS), improved recognition of elevated BP and return for follow-up BP evaluation. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic cluster randomized trial in 20 primary care clinics in a large Midwestern medical group. Ten clinics received the TeenBP CDS, including an alert to remeasure a hypertensive BP at that visit, an alert that a hypertensive BP should be repeated in 1-3 weeks and patient-specific order sets...
July 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722366/-large-vessel-vasculitis-pathogenesis-diagnostic-and-medical-management
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Alireza Sadrkhah, Jörg D Seebach, Yannick Muller
Large vessels vasculitis includes two diseases : 1) giant cell arteritis, formerly known as Horton's arteritis and 2) Takayasu arteritis. In this article, we will describe and compare the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and medical management of both vasculitis. T helper (Th) 1 and Th17 responses, genetic links and the role of viral (varicella zoster) and bacterial infection (Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydia pneumoniae) will be discussed. Classification criteria, inflammation biomarkers and progress in imaging tools will also be described...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718100/risk-factors-for-delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-a-historical-cohort-study-outlining-the-influence-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Jason B O'Neal, Frederic T Billings, Xulei Liu, Matthew S Shotwell, Yafen Liang, Ashish S Shah, Jesse M Ehrenfeld, Jonathan P Wanderer, Andrew D Shaw
PURPOSE: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) induces a significant inflammatory response that may increase the risk for delirium. We hypothesized that exposure to CPB during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery would correlate with an increased risk of delirium. METHODS: We reviewed clinical data from two databases at our medical centre - the Cardiac Surgery Perioperative Outcomes Database and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Patients undergoing elective CABG surgery (on-pump and off-pump) from November 1, 2009 to September 30, 2015 were included in the study...
July 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713741/reconstruction-of-drug-induced-cleft-palate-using-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-rodents
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Julie Christy Amalraj, Manasa Gangothri, Hari Babu
BACKGROUND: Triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) (Kenacort*) is a commonly used synthetic glucocorticoid in today's medical practice. The drug is also a potential agent in inducing cleft palates in rats. This drug has been used to induce cleft palate in the fetus of the pregnant rats to bring out a suitable animal model for human cleft lip and palate. The drug was given intraperitoneally to induce congenital cleft palate in pregnant mother rats. AIM: The aim of this study is to induce congenital cleft palate in pregnant Wister albino rats and reconstruct the defect with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) isolated from the same species along with PLGA (poly lactic co glycolic acid) scaffold...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713708/the-healing-effect-of-grape-seed-oil-enema-with-or-without-sesame-oil-in-acetic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis-of-rats
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Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh, Moosa Salehi, Nader Tanideh, Davood Mehrabani, Azadeh Sayarifard, Anahita Sedighi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases contain two digestive system diseases, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease with unclear causes. The aim of present study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of administration of the Sesame oil (SO) and grape seed oil (GSO) as enema route in rats suffering from experimental acetic acid induced UC. METHODS: Eighty male rats were randomly allocated into 8 equal groups as health control (HC1) without any disease treated with 1 ml of normal saline as enema; HC2 received SO; HC3 received GSO; negative control (NC) with induced UC receiving 1 ml of normal saline as enema; and positive control (PC) with induced UC treated by asacol...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703900/rapid-genetic-counseling-and-testing-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-and-health-professionals-attitudes-experiences-and-evaluation-of-effects-on-treatment-decision-making
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Marijke R Wevers, Neil K Aaronson, Eveline M A Bleiker, Daniela E E Hahn, Titia Brouwer, Thijs van Dalen, Evert B Theunissen, Bart van Ooijen, Marnix A de Roos, Paul J Borgstein, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eline Vriens, Wim H Bouma, Herman Rijna, Johannes P Vente, Marianne A Kuenen, Jacoline van der Sanden-Melis, Arjen J Witkamp, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Senno Verhoef, Margreet G E M Ausems
BACKGROUND: Rapid genetic counseling and testing (RGCT) in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer (BC) patients may influence surgical treatment decisions. To successfully integrate RGCT in practice, knowledge of professionals', and patients' attitudes toward RGCT is essential. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we performed a randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of RGCT. Attitudes toward and experience with RGCT were assessed in 265 patients (at diagnosis, 6- and 12-month follow-up) and 29 medical professionals (before and after the recruitment period)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699332/prevalence-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-migraine-patients-a-case-control-study-analysis-of-risk-factors-for-restless-legs-syndrome-in-migraine-patients
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Mariarosaria Valente, Francesco Janes, Valentina Russo, Augusto Fontana, Alessia Travanut, Martina Sommaro, Giessica Canal, Carolina Gentile, Gian Luigi Gigli
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder. It can be idiopathic, associated to other diseases or to pharmacologic treatments. RLS has been reported to occur more frequently in migraine patients, but a clear pathogenetic link seems still under debate. We aimed to evaluate RLS prevalence in migraine, impact on sleep quality and the main clinical determinants of this association. METHODS: Migraine patients and age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled from 1(st) January 2011 to 30(th) December 2012...
July 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696784/the-role-of-tramadol-in-pain-management-in-latin-america-a-report-by-the-change-pain-latin-america-advisory-panel
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Joäo Batista Santos Garcia, Osvandré Lech, Durval Campos Kraychete, María Antonieta Rico, John Jairo Hernández-Castro, Frantz Colimon, Carlos Guerrero, Manuel Sempértegui Gallegos, Argelia Lara-Solares, José Alberto Flores Cantisani, César Amescua-Garcia, María Del Rocío Guillén Núñez, María Del Rosario Berenguel Cook, Aziza Jreige Iskandar, Patricia Bonilla Sierra
OBJECTIVE: Change Pain Latin America (CPLA) was created to enhance chronic pain understanding and develop pain management improving strategies in this region. During its 7(th) meeting (August 2016), the main objective was to discuss tramadol's role in treating pain in Latin America. Furthermore, potential pain management consequences were considered, if tramadol was to become more stringently controlled. METHODS: Key topics discussed were: main indications for prescribing tramadol, its pharmacological characteristics, safety and tolerability, effects of restrictions on its availability and use, and consequent impact on the pain care quality...
July 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694123/pragmatic-trials-defining-questions-choosing-comparators-allocating-treatments
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Mira G Zuidgeest, Paco Welsing, Ghislaine van Thiel, Antonio Ciaglia, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Laurent Eckert, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Matthias Egger
Pragmatic trials may deliver real world evidence on the added value of new medications compared to usual care and inform decision making earlier in development. This 5(th) paper in a series on pragmatic trials in the Journal discusses usual care as a comparator and the allocation of treatment strategies. The allocation and implementation of treatment strategies should resemble clinical practice as closely as possible. Randomization at the level of the site, as opposed to at the individual level, may be preferred...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692321/a-systematic-literature-review-of-cysteamine-bitartrate-in-the-treatment-of-nephropathic-cystinosis
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Medic Goran, Miriam van der Weijden, Andreas Karabis, Michiel Hemels
OBJECTIVES: To summarize available clinical evidence for cysteamine bitartrate preparations in the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis as identified through a systematic literature review (SLR). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process and EMBASE using Ovid® with a predefined search strategy through 19(th) January 2016. All publicly available clinical reports on the use of delayed-release (DR) cysteamine bitartrate (PROCYSBI®) or immediate-release (IR) cysteamine bitartrate (Cystagon®) in patients with cystinosis were included...
July 10, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690889/imbalances-in-t-cell-related-transcription-factors-among-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Vahid Safdari, Ebrahim Alijani, Maryam Nemati, Abdollah Jafarzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Imbalances in effector T cell functioning have been associated with a number of autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Differentiation of effector T helper (Th) 1, Th2, Th17 and regulatory T cell (Treg) lymphocytes is regulated by transcription factors, including Th1-specific T box (T-bet), GATA binding protein-3 (GATA3), retinoid-related orphan receptor (ROR)-α and forkhead box P3 (FOXP3). This study aimed to investigate Th1/Th2, Th1/Treg, Th2/Treg and Th17/Treg balances at the level of these transcription factors...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686104/chelsea-pimlico-and-belgravia-district-nursing-association-1930-1939-a-case-study
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Julie Bliss
The case study explores how the expansion of the health services during the interwar period impacted upon the status of district nursing and examines how being a voluntary service shaped district nursing associations. A range of primary sources were used; the Association Annual Reports, the Medical Officer for Health Annual Reports for the Borough of Chelsea, the Ministry of Health records, the archives of the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) and the Borough of Chelsea Council Minutes. The Medical Officer for Health Reports and the Council minutes identify efforts to improve environmental factors that impacted upon health...
July 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660632/proposed-new-staging-system-for-ampulla-of-vater-cancer-with-greater-discriminatory-ability-multinational-study-from-eastern-and-western-centers
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Jin He, Jae Ri Kim, Seung Yeoun Lee, Jinseok Oh, Taesung Park, Mee Joo Kang, Wooil Kwon, Hongbeom Kim, Sun-Whe Kim, John L Cameron, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jin-Young Jang
BACKGROUND: We built a multinational retrospective database of patients with ampulla of Vater cancer to develop a reliable new staging system. METHOD: This study included 841 patients with AoV cancer after curative surgery at Seoul National University Hospital (n=440) and Johns Hopkins University medical institutions (n=401) between 1985 and 2013. RESULTS: The 5-year overall survival (OS) rates of patients staged according to the 7(th) AJCC staging system were 80...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640438/readability-content-analysis-and-racial-ethnic-diversity-of-online-living-kidney-donation-information
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James R Rodrigue, Mario Feranil, Jenna Lang, Aaron Fleishman
More than three-fourths of adults in the US use the internet to access health-related information. Adults exploring the possibility of living donation should have access to online content that is readable and comprehensive. We simulated a search of online information about living kidney donation and evaluated readability, topics covered, and racial/ethnic diversity of 21 websites meeting inclusion criteria (e.g., hosted by a non-profit or patient advocacy organization, English content, based in US). Using standard readability metrics, 62% of sites were classified as "Difficult to read" and none achieved the recommended reading level of 6(th) grade...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638192/treatment-effect-of-antipsychotics-in-combination-with-horticultural-therapy-on-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Shunhong Zhu, Hengjing Wan, Zhide Lu, Huiping Wu, Qun Zhang, Xiaoqiong Qian, Chenyu Ye
BACKGROUND: As a newly developed treatment method for schizophrenia, horticultural therapy is gaining more attention. However, there is as of now little research investigating this topic as well as a general lack of studies adopting into standard treatment plans. AIMS: Investigate treatment effect of horticultural therapy on patients with schizophrenia and its possibility of standardized application in psychiatric hospitals. METHODS: 110 patients with schizophrenia who met the inclusion criteria and provided informed consent were selected from the rehabilitation ward of the Minhang District Mental Health Center from September 2015 to December 2015...
August 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636573/prescribing-patterns-for-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-in-a-psychiatric-hospital-in-slovenia-results-of-16-month-prospective-non-interventional-clinical-research
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Cvetka Bačar Bole, Mitja Pišlar, Aleš Mrhar, Rok Tavčar
BACKGROUND: In Slovenia, there has been no evidence about the prescribing patterns for inpatients with psychotic disorders. The research aims to analyze drug utilization patterns for inpatients with psychotic disorder that are coded as F20-F29 according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10(th) revision (schizophrenia spectrum disorders). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Prospective research was conducted at the Psychiatric Hospital Idrija. The medical records of the inpatients admitted over a 12-month period were collected from the beginning to the end of their hospitalization...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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