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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099450/advanced-neonatal-medicine-in-china-a-national-baseline-database
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Xiang-Peng Liao, Selma Chipenda-Dansokho, Antoine Lewin, Nadia Abdelouahab, Shu-Qin Wei
Previous surveys of neonatal medicine in China have not collected comprehensive information on workforce, investment, health care practice, and disease expenditure. The goal of the present study was to develop a national database of neonatal care units and compare present outcomes data in conjunction with health care practices and costs. We summarized the above components by extracting data from the databases of the national key clinical subspecialty proposals issued by national health authority in China, as well as publicly accessible databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093629/liquid-release-as-a-source-of-potential-drug-exposure-during-the-handling-of-intravenous-infusions-in-nursing
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Verena Segner, Renate Kimbel, Philipp Jochems, André Heinemann, Stephan Letzel, Daniel Wollschläger, Bernd Roßbach
PURPOSE: This study aims at experimentally determining the incidence and extent of liquid releases onto the operator's hands and into the work environment during common nursing operations involving infusions. METHODS: A sequence of operations related to the preparation and administration of infusions was conducted by three subjects for 15 times each using fluorescein marked infusion solutions and two different infusion sets (standard set vs. safety-optimized set)...
January 16, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088572/bcs-class-iv-drugs-highly-notorious-candidates-for-formulation-development
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REVIEW
Rohan Ghadi, Neha Dand
BCS class IV drugs (e.g., amphotericin B, furosemide, acetazolamide, ritonavir, paclitaxel) exhibit many characteristics that are problematic for effective oral and per oral delivery. Some of the problems associated include low aqueous solubility, poor permeability, erratic and poor absorption, inter and intra subject variability and significant positive food effect which leads to low and variable bioavailability. Also, most of the class IV drugs are substrate for P-glycoprotein (low permeability) and substrate for CYP3A4 (extensive pre systemic metabolism) which further potentiates the problem of poor therapeutic potential of these drugs...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066115/comparison-of-the-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-doctors-nurses-and-pharmacists-regarding-the-use-of-expired-and-disposal-of-unused-medicines-in-delhi
#4
Kriti Bhayana, Harmeet Singh Rehan, Tarun Arora
OBJECTIVES: The use of out-of-date medicines and improper disposal of pharmaceutical products harm consumers and environment. To limit pharmaceutical load on the environment, it is important that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are aware of and have good practices toward their disposal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pretested instructor administered questionnaire containing 21 questions was used to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of 300 HCPs toward use and disposal of unwanted/expired medicines...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063334/towards-interference-free-hplc-sers-for-the-trace-analysis-of-drug-metabolites-in-biological-fluids
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Waleed A Hassanain, Emad L Izake, Arumugam Sivanesan, Godwin A Ayoko
Sofosbuvir metabolite, 2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro-2'-C-methyluridine (PSI-6206) was studied for the first time by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) using the paper-based SERS substrate. The quantification limit of PSI-6206 by SERS was found to be 13ngL(-1) (R(2) value=0.959, RSD=5.23%). For the structural and quantitative analysis of PSI-6206 in blood plasma, an interference-free HPLC-SERS method was developed and compared to HPLC-DAD and HPLC-MS methods. The SERS quantification of the drug by the paper substrate was 4 orders of magnitude more sensitive than that by the diode array detector...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056000/adverse-health-effects-associated-with-living-in-a-former-methamphetamine-drug-laboratory-victoria-australia-2015
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Jackie Wright, Michaela E Kenneally, John W Edwards, G Stewart Walker
The manufacture of methamphetamine in clandestine drug laboratories occurs in various locations, including residential houses and apartments. Unlike the controlled manufacture of chemicals and drugs, clandestine manufacture results in the uncontrolled storage, use, generation, and disposal of a wide range of chemicals and the deposit of methamphetamine drug residues on indoor surfaces (1). These residues have been found at high levels on porous and nonporous surfaces and have been shown to persist for months to years (1)...
January 6, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043871/bcl-2-inhibitors-reduce-steroid-insensitive-airway-inflammation
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Bao-Ping Tian, Li-Xia Xia, Zheng-Qiang Bao, Hao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Xu, Yuan-Yuan Mao, Chao Cao, Luan-Qing Che, Jin-Kai Liu, Wen Li, Zhi-Hua Chen, Songmin Ying, Hua-Hao Shen
BACKGROUND: Asthmatic inflammation is dominated either by eosinophil and/or neutrophil accumulation in airways. Disposal of these inflammatory cells is the key to disease control. Eosinophilic airway inflammation is responsive to corticosteroid treatment, while neutrophilic inflammation is resistant and increases the burden of global health care. Corticosteroid resistant neutrophilic asthma remains mechanistically poorly understood and requires novel effective therapeutic strategies. OBJECTIVE: We thought to explore the underlying mechanisms of airway inflammation persistence as well as corticosteroid resistance, and to investigate a new strategy of effective treatment against corticosteroid-insensitive neutrophilic asthma...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033310/characteristics-of-electronic-cigarette-use-among-middle-and-high-school-students-united-states-2015
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Tushar Singh, Sara Kennedy, Kristy Marynak, Alexander Persoskie, Paul Melstrom, Brian A King
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youths (1,2); in 2015, 5.3% of middle school students and 16.0% of high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days (1). However, limited information exists on the e-cigarette product types and brands used and the substances used in these products by youths. CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) to examine the characteristics of e-cigarette use among U...
December 30, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018307/variable-effects-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-on-selected-biochemical-processes-mediated-by-soil-microorganisms
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Mariusz Cycoń, Sławomir Borymski, Bartłomiej Żołnierczyk, Zofia Piotrowska-Seget
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequently used group of pharmaceuticals. The high consumption and the uncontrolled disposal of unused drugs into municipal waste or their deposit in landfills can result in an increased concentration of these compounds in soils. Moreover, these drugs can affect the microbial activity. However, there is a lack of knowledge about these effects or it is very limited. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the impact of selected commercially available NSAIDs, i...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012717/schistosoma-hemozoin-and-its-possible-roles
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REVIEW
Shu-Hua Xiao, Jun Sun
More than 95years ago Schistosoma pigment had been deemed as a degradation product of haemoglobin. Until the 1950s, scientists initiated to pay attention to understand the hematophagous habit of schistosomes, and to study the degradation of haemoglobin as well as the formation of hemozoin inside the gut of the worms. For a long time, the formation of hemozoin in both Plasmodium and in Schistosoma was considered to be the major route of heme detoxification, and hemozoin served a role in waste disposal. At the beginning of this century, the chemical structure of Schistosoma pigment was confirmed to be identical to that of malarial pigment (hemozoin) and its synthetic analogue, β-hematin...
December 22, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004582/weighted-protein-interaction-network-analysis-of-frontotemporal-dementia
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Raffaele Ferrari, Ruth C Lovering, John Hardy, Patrick A Lewis, Claudia Manzoni
The genetic analysis of complex disorders has undoubtedly led to the identification of a wealth of associations between genes and specific traits. However, moving from genetics to biochemistry one gene at a time has, to date, rather proved inefficient and under-powered to comprehensively explain the molecular basis of phenotypes. Here we present a novel approach - weighted protein-protein interaction network analysis (W-PPI-NA) - to highlight key functional players within relevant biological processes associated with a given trait...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002767/adsorption-of-pharmaceuticals-in-water-through-lignocellulosic-fibers-synergism
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Tatiana Rojo Moro, Francini Reis Henrique, Lucca Centa Malucelli, Cíntia Mara Ribas de Oliveira, Marco Aurélio da Silva Carvalho Filho, Eliane Carvalho de Vasconcelos
The contamination of water from disposal of drugs is an emerging problem due to their consequences on trophic webs. This study evaluated the ability of sugarcane and coconut fiber to reduce water toxicity contaminated by pharmaceuticals. The toxicity of solutions containing pharmaceuticals was studied by bioassay using Allium cepa, before and after filtration of contaminated water. The coconut and sugarcane fiber have not been satisfactory in reducing toxicity when tested separately. Despite no induction of chromosomal aberrations, our study found a reduction of the mitotic index...
December 12, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933140/mitigating-pharmaceutical-waste-exposures-policy-and-program-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Eric D Amster
Pharmaceutical disposal and the environmental fate of medication metabolites directly impacts the public's health in two significant ways: accidental medication ingestion of pharmaceuticals that were not disposed of properly results in inadvertent toxicity; and environmental health consequences of pharmaceuticals that were inappropriately disposed and which contaminate municipal water supply. In reviewing the effectiveness of medication disposal policy globally, it is crucial to not only determine which policies are effective but also to assess why they are effective...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905652/-conflicts-of-interest-in-nephrology
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Sofía P Salas, Antonio Vukusich, María Isabel Catoni, Andrés Valdivieso, Emilio Roessler
Since doctors disposed of effective tools to serve their patients, they had to worry about the proper management of available resources and how to deal with the relationship with the industry that provides such resources. In this relation-ship, health professionals may be involved in conflicts of interest that they need to acknowledge and learn how to handle. This article discusses the conflicts of interest in nephrology. Its objectives are to identify those areas where such conflicts could occur; to help to solve them, always considering the best interest of patients; and to help health workers to keep in mind that they have to preserve their autonomy and professional integrity...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896497/the-slippery-difficulty-of-ever-containing-drug-resistance-with-current-practices
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REVIEW
R Fullybright
It has previously been shown that the rate of drug resistance emergence in medicine is exponential, while we have been producing drugs at a much lower rate. Our ability to successfully contain resistance at any one time is function of how many drugs we have at our disposal to counter new resistances from pathogens. Here, we assess our level of preparedness through a mathematical comparison of the drug manufacture rate by the pharmaceutical industry with the resistance emergence rate in pathogens. To that effect, changes in the rates of growth of the drugs production and resistance emergence processes are computed over multiple time segments and compared...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894838/direct-and-indirect-costs-for-adverse-drug-events-identified-in-medical-records-across-care-levels-and-their-distribution-among-payers
#16
Jennie Natanaelsson, Katja M Hakkarainen, Staffan Hägg, Karolina Andersson Sundell, Max Petzold, Clas Rehnberg, Anna K Jönsson, Hanna Gyllensten
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) cause considerable costs in hospitals. However, little is known about costs caused by ADEs outside hospitals, effects on productivity, and how the costs are distributed among payers. OBJECTIVE: To describe the direct and indirect costs caused by ADEs, and their distribution among payers. Furthermore, to describe the distribution of patient out-of-pocket costs and lost productivity caused by ADEs according to socio-economic characteristics...
November 19, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885205/clinical-efficacy-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-the-second-treated-year-for-133-patients-with-japanese-cedar-pollinosis-in-2016
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Atsushi Yuta, Yukiko Ogawa, Yusuke Suzuki, Masahiko Arikata, Hideaki Kozaki, Takeshi Shimizu, Nobuo Ohta
: It past 2 years in 2016 after the first purchase of the drug for sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for Japanese Cedar pollinosis (JCP). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to clear the clinical efficacy of SLIT in the second treated year by comparing with other therapies, such as subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), or other pharmacotherapy. METHODS: We started SLIT at our clinic in October-December, 2014. We compared the clinical efficacy in 2016, of 133 SLIT with 46 SCIT, 351 primary pharmacotherapy that started therapies before pollen dispersal, 221 pharmacotherapy that started therapies after pollen disposal, or 337 non-treatment...
2016: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867893/forum-for-injection-technique-2-0-addendum-1-insulin-use-in-indoor-settings
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Sanjay Kalra, Hemraj B Chandalia, Manoj Chawla, Nita Munshi, Aruna Poojary, Ami Varaiya, Prajakta Hindlekar, Mugdha Lad, Valsa Thomas, Neha Karle, A G Unnikrishnan
Insulin is a frequently used drug in the indoor setting. Comprehensive recommendations for best practice in insulin injection technique have been published by the forum for injection technique (FIT), India. This addendum focuses on insulin use in indoor settings, and complements the FIT 2.0 recommendations. It discusses insulin use and disposal in critical care and noncritical care settings. It also highlights the need to ensure continuing nursing and medical education, and frame insulin policies for such use...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860485/an-update-on-the-use-of-benzoate-phenylacetate-and-phenylbutyrate-ammonia-scavengers-for-interrogating-and-modifying-liver-nitrogen-metabolism-and-its-implications-in-urea-cycle-disorders-and-liver-disease
#19
Javier de Las Heras, Luis Aldámiz-Echevarría, María-Luz Martínez-Chantar, Teresa C Delgado
Ammonia-scavenging drugs, benzoate and phenylacetate (PA)/phenylbutyrate (PB), modulate hepatic nitrogen metabolism mainly by providing alternative pathways for nitrogen disposal. Areas Covered: We review the major findings and potential novel applications of ammonia-scavenging drugs, focusing on urea cycle disorders and liver disease. Expert Opinion: For over 40 years, ammonia-scavenging drugs have been used in the treatment of urea cycle disorders. Recently, the use of these compounds has been advocated in acute liver failure and cirrhosis for reducing hyperammonemic-induced hepatic encephalopathy...
November 18, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847690/release-of-moxifloxacin-from-contact-lenses-using-an-in-vitro-eye-model-impact-of-artificial-tear-fluid-composition-and-mechanical-rubbing
#20
Chau-Minh Phan, Magdalena Bajgrowicz-Cieslak, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Lyndon Jones
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the release of moxifloxacin from a variety of daily disposable (DD) contact lenses (CLs) under various conditions using a novel in vitro eye model. METHODS: Four commercially available DD conventional hydrogel (CH) CLs (nelfilcon A, omafilcon A, etafilcon A, and ocufilcon B) and three silicone hydrogel (SH) CLs (somofilcon A, narafilcon A, and delefilcon A) were evaluated. These lenses were incubated in moxifloxacin for 24 hours...
November 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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