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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066116/perception-of-pharmacists-regarding-over-the-counter-medication-a-survey
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Abinaya Ravichandran, Asha Basavareddy
OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge, attitude, and practice of the pharmacists toward dispensing the over-the-counter (OTC) medications using questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice among pharmacists regarding OTC medications. Eighty out of hundred filled questionnaires were received from various pharmacists from medical shops in and around Kolar. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063112/conversion-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-to-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-is-effective-for-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-but-not-for-further-weight-loss
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Chetan D Parmar, Kamal K Mahawar, Maureen Boyle, Norbert Schroeder, Shlok Balupuri, Peter K Small
INTRODUCTION: Inadequate weight loss (IWL)/weight regain (WR) and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), unresponsive to medical management, are two most common indications for conversion of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This study reports detailed outcomes of conversion of SG to RYGB for these two indications separately. METHODS: We interrogated our prospectively maintained database to identify patients who underwent a conversion of their SG to RYGB in our unit...
January 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042359/non-prescription-proton-pump-inhibitors-for-self-treating-frequent-heartburn-the-role-of-the-canadian-pharmacist
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David Armstrong, Nardine Nakhla
Heartburn and acid regurgitation are the cardinal symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and occur commonly in the Canadian population. Multiple non-prescription treatment options are available for managing these symptoms, including antacids, alginates, histamine-H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). As a result, pharmacists are ideally positioned to recommend appropriate treatment options based upon an individual's needs and presenting symptoms, prior treatment response, comorbid medical conditions, and other relevant factors...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025772/laparoscopically-assisted-proximal-gastrectomy-with-esophagogastrostomy-using-a-novel-open-door-technique-lapg-with-novel-reconstruction
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Kei Hosoda, Keishi Yamashita, Hiromitsu Moriya, Hiroaki Mieno, Akira Ema, Marie Washio, Masahiko Watanabe
Laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG) with esophagogastrostomy using a novel "open-door" technique was introduced recently, with the aim of preventing gastroesophageal reflux. However, quantitate assessment of gastroesophageal reflux after this surgery has not been performed till date. The aims of the current study were to investigate the safety and feasibility of this operation and to elucidate the postoperative reflux status. Twenty consecutive patients (18 men) with (y)cStage I gastric cancer in the upper third of the stomach who underwent LAPG at Kitasato University Hospital from May 2015 through September 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990166/morbidity-and-mortality-in-preterm-infants-following-antacid-use-a-retrospective-audit
#5
Natasha Singh, Aparna Dhayade, Abdel-Latif Mohamed, Tejasvi Vasant Chaudhari
Background and Objectives. Antacids are often prescribed to preterm infants due to misdiagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux. This suppresses gastric acidity, a major defence mechanism against infection. This study aims to determine if ranitidine and omeprazole use in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates, <1500 grams, is associated with increased risk of late onset sepsis, necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), and mortality. Methods. Retrospective analysis was conducted on neonates, <1500 grams, born and admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Canberra Hospital during the period from January 2008 to December 2012...
2016: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981311/mucosal-protective-compounds-in-the-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-position-paper-based-on-evidence-of-the-romanian-society-of-neurogastroenterology
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Teodora Surdea-Blaga, Ion Băncilă, Daniela Dobru, Vasile Drug, Ovidiu Frățilă, Adrian Goldiș, Simona M Grad, Crina Mureșan, Laurențiu Nedelcu, Paul J Porr, Ioan Sporea, Dan L Dumitrascu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy is challenging and suppression of acid secretion or prokinetics do not cure all cases. Some drugs with protective action on the esophageal mucosa have been used alternatively or in association with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and/or prokinetics. The Romanian Society of Neurogastroenterology undertook an Evidence-Based analysis, from which this position paper evolved. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in PubMed until October 2015, using the terms: sucralfate, guaiazulene, gaiazulene, dimethicone, alginate, antacids and gastroesophageal reflux...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980774/cofactors-in-allergic-reactions-to-food-physical-exercise-and-alcohol-are-the-most-important
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Astrid Versluis, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Astrid G Kruizinga, W Marty Blom, Geert F Houben, André C Knulst
INTRODUCTION: Involvement of cofactors, like physical exercise, alcohol consumption and use of several types of medication, are associated with more severe food allergic symptoms. However, there is limited evidence on how often cofactors play a role in food allergic reactions. The study aimed to get more insight into the frequency of exposure to cofactors and how often cofactors are associated with more severe symptoms in food allergic patients. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by patients visiting the Allergology outpatient clinic...
December 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875442/otc-antacids-containing-aspirin-carry-risk-of-bleeding
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Diane S Aschenbrenner
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December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871467/the-effect-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-on-the-placental-permeation-of-the-hydrophilic-drug-ranitidine
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Mladena Lalic-Popovic, Jovana Paunkovic, Zorica Grujic, Svetlana Golocorbin-Kon, Velibor Vasovic, Hani Al-Salami, Momir Mikov
INTRODUCTION: Ranitidine is a hydrophilic weak base and an H2-receptor antagonist which is commonly used for gastroesophageal reflux, including during pregnancy. It has limited placental permeation and can be used as a pre-anesthetic antacid to prevent aspiration of acidic stomach contents. Recent studies suggest that diabetes and hypertension may influence placental permeation of hydrophilic drugs. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the influence of diabetes and hypertension on ranitidine's placental permeation in pregnant women...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865356/temporal-trends-in-dietary-supplement-prescriptions-of-united-states-military-service-members-suggest-a-decrease-in-pyridoxine-and-increase-in-vitamin-d-supplements-from-2005-to-2013
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Joseph J Knapik, Rosenie T Jean, Krista G Austin, Ryan A Steelman, Julia Gannon, Emily K Farina, Harris R Lieberman
Dietary supplements (DSs) can be obtained over-the-counter but can also be prescribed by health-care providers for therapeutic reasons. Few studies have documented this later source despite the fact that 79% of physicians and 82% of nurses have recommended DSs to patients. This investigation assessed prevalence and temporal trends in oral DS prescriptions filled by all United States service members (SMs) from 2005 to 2013 (n = 1 427 080 ± 22 139, mean ± standard deviation (SD)/y). We hypothesize that there would be temporal variations in specific types of DSs...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858108/effects-of-ranitidine-antacid-food-and-formulation-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-fostamatinib-results-from-five-phase-i-clinical-studies
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Talia Flanagan, Paul Martin, Michael Gillen, David Mathews, Eleanor Lisbon, Martin Kruusmägi
PURPOSE: Fostamatinib is an orally dosed phosphate prodrug that is cleaved by intestinal alkaline phosphatase to the active metabolite R406. Clinical studies were performed to assess the effect of food and ranitidine on exposure, to support in vitro-in vivo relationships (IVIVR) understanding and formulation transitions and to investigate absolute oral bioavailability. METHODS: A series of in vitro dissolution and clinical pharmacokinetic studies were performed to support the design and introduction of a new formulation, understand the impact of changes in in vitro dissolution on in vivo performance for two fostamatinib formulations, to characterize the effects of food and ranitidine on exposure, and determine the absolute oral bioavailability...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828256/propagation-of-modulated-optical-beams-carrying-orbital-angular-momentum-in-turbid-water
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Brandon Cochenour, Kaitlyn Morgan, Keith Miller, Eric Johnson, Kaitlin Dunn, Linda Mullen
The attenuation and temporal dispersion of beams with and without orbital angular momentum (OAM) underwater are investigated in a controlled laboratory water tank environment. Both spherical polystyrene beads and a commercial antacid are used to determine the effect of scattering particle size and shape on the results. Varying concentrations of the scattering agents were used to study the propagation of light in both minimally scattered and multiply scattered regimes (over 20 attenuation lengths). To study temporal dispersion, a custom diode seeded fiber amplified laser source is used to modulate beams up to 1 GHz, and diffractive spiral phase plates are used to compare performance over different spatial modes...
November 1, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819524/presentation-matters-buffers-packaging-and-delivery-devices-for-new-oral-enteric-vaccines-for-infants
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Manjari Lal, Courtney Jarrahian
Oral administration of vaccines is simpler and more acceptable than injection via needle and syringe, particularly for infants (Figure 1.) This route is promising for new vaccines in development against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and Shigella that cause childhood diarrhea with devastating consequences in low-resource countries. However, vaccine antigens and adjuvants given orally need buffering against the degradative effects of low stomach pH, and the type and volume of antacid buffer require special attention for infants...
November 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691973/xenotransfusion-in-an-island-fox-urocyon-littoralis-clementae-using-blood-from-a-domestic-dog-canis-lupus-familiaris
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Molly E Martony, Kristian J Krause, Scott H Weldy, Stephen A Simpson
Successful xenotransfusion in an island fox ( Urocyon littoralis clementae) has not been previously reported but may be necessary in an emergency. An 11-yr-old male, intact, captive island fox was exhibiting clinical signs of rattlesnake envenomation including hypoperfusion, tachypnea, facial edema, and multifocal facial and cervical ecchymosis. Blood work revealed severe thrombocytopenia (18 K/μl) and anemia (Hct 15.8%). A presumptive diagnosis of rattlesnake ( Crotalus sp.) envenomation was made. Initial treatment included oxygen therapy, fluid therapy, antibiotics, antacids, pain medications, and polyvalent crotalid anti-venom...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672300/trajectories-of-endoscopic-barrett-esophagus-chronological-changes-in-a-community-based-cohort
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Shouji Shimoyama, Toshihisa Ogawa, Toshiyuki Toma
AIM: To elucidate longitudinal changes of an endoscopic Barrett esophagus (BE), especially of short segment endoscopic BE (SSBE). METHODS: This study comprised 779 patients who underwent two or more endoscopies between January 2009 and December 2015. The intervals between the first and the last endoscopy were at least 6 mo. The diagnosis of endoscopic BE was based on the criteria proposed by the Japan Esophageal Society and was classified as long segment (LSBE) and SSBE, the latter being further divided into partial and circumferential types...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671833/effect-of-metal-cation-antacids-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-1200-mg-raltegravir
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Rajesh Krishna, Lilly East, Patrick Larson, Chandni Valiathan, Kristin Butterfield, Yang Teng, Martha Hernandez-Illas
OBJECTIVES: Raltegravir is a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 integrase strand transfer inhibitor currently marketed at a dose of 400 mg twice daily (BID). Raltegravir for once-daily regimen (QD) at a dose of 1200 mg is under development. The effect of calcium carbonate and magnesium/aluminium hydroxide antacids on the pharmacokinetics of a 1200 mg dose of raltegravir was assessed in this study. METHODS: An open-label, four-period, four-treatment, fixed-sequence study in 20 HIV-infected patients was performed...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671545/alginate-therapy-is-effective-treatment-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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D A Leiman, B P Riff, S Morgan, D C Metz, G W Falk, B French, C A Umscheid, J D Lewis
In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis, treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is highly effective. However, in some patients, especially those with non-erosive reflux disease or atypical GERD symptoms, acid suppressive therapy with PPIs is not as successful. Alginates are medications that work through an alternative mechanism by displacing the post-prandial gastric acid pocket. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the benefit of alginate-containing compounds in the treatment of patients with symptoms of GERD...
September 26, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648035/sucralfate-and-lidocain-antacid-50-50-solution-in-post-esophageal-variceal-band-ligation-pain
#18
Muhammad Hafeez, Ehsan Kadir, Anjum Aijaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of pain relief of Sucralfate and lidocain antacid 50:50 solution in post esophageal variceal band ligation pain. METHODS: All patients who had under gone Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation (EVBL) were included in the study. Patients un-willing to be included in the study or those who didn't have post EVBL pain were excluded. Patients with post EVBL pains were divided into two groups: one group was given sucralfate and other was given lidocaine: antacid 50:50 solution...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622897/alginate-antacid-gaviscon-double-action-chewable-tablets-reduce-esophageal-acid-exposure-in-chinese-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-heartburn-symptoms
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Yao Zong Yuan, Jing Yuan Fang, Duo Wu Zou, Nigel Levinson, Bartosz Jenner, Joanne Wilkinson
AIM: To assess efficacy ofDA alginate-antacidchewable tablets for reducing esophageal acid exposure in Chinese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) METHODS: Forty-fourpatients reporting moderately severe heartburn symptomsunderwent two pHmonitoring visits. Treatment sequence was randomized:patients receivedDAalginate-antacid or placebo at one visit and the alternate treatment seven days later. Aftera standardizedreflux-provoking meal,patients took four tablets of DAalginate-antacid or placebo...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492835/laparoscopic-anti-reflux-surgery-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-at-a-single-centre
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Ganesh Raghu, Ellen Morrow, Bridget F Collins, Lawrence A T Ho, Marcelo W Hinojosa, Jennifer M Hayes, Carolyn A Spada, Brant Oelschlager, Chenxiang Li, Eric Yow, Kevin J Anstrom, Dylan Mart, Keliang Xiao, Carlos A Pellegrini
We sought to assess whether laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (LARS) is associated with decreased rates of disease progression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).The study was a retrospective single-centre study of IPF patients with worsening symptoms and pulmonary function despite antacid treatment for abnormal acid gastro-oesophageal reflux. The period of exposure to LARS was September 1998 to December 2012. The primary end-point was a longitudinal change in forced vital capacity (FVC) % predicted in the pre- versus post-surgery periods...
September 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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