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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820706/high-prevalence-of-treponema-pallidum-infection-in-brazilian-prisoners
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Maisa Estopa Correa, Julio Croda, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta de Castro, Sandra Maria do Valle Leone de Oliveira, Maurício Antonio Pompilio, Ronaldo Omizolo de Souza, Júlio Henrique Ferreira de Sá Queiroz, Kesia Esther da Silva, Albert L Ko, Simone Simionatto
The number of new syphilis cases in Brazil has risen alarmingly in recent years. However, there is limited data regarding syphilis prevalence in the Brazilian prison population. To facilitate the development of effective interventions, a cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of Treponema pallidum infection, active syphilis, and associated risk factors among Brazilian prisoners. We administered a questionnaire to a population-based sample of prisoners from 12 prisons in Central-West Brazil and collected sera for syphilis testing, from January to December 2013...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818799/an-ultrafiltration-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-diode-array-detector-and-mass-spectrometry-approach-for-screening-and-characterizing-thrombin-inhibitors-from-rhizoma-chuanxiong
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Qian Zhang, Yu-Xiu Yang, Su-Ying Li, Ya-Li Wang, Feng-Qing Yang, Hua Chen, Zhi-Ning Xia
Thrombin (THR) plays a significant role in thromboembolic diseases, direct THR inhibitors are a class of important clinical anticoagulant drugs. This study established a THR in-solution based biospecific extraction combined with ultrafiltration and high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detector and mass spectrometry analysis (TUA) method to screen and identify ligands for THR in Rhizoma Chuanxiong. After evaluating the reliability of the present TUA method using positive (argatroban) and negative (adenosine, tirofiban, ticagrelor) control drugs, this method was successfully applied to detect eight potential active compounds in Rhizoma Chuanxiong...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816925/treatment-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-associated-with-antipsychotic-medication-literature-review
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Antonia Vuk, Maja Baretic, Martina Matovinovic Osvatic, Igor Filipcic, Nikolina Jovanovic, Martina Rojnic Kuzman
BACKGROUND: The second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are associated with metabolic disturbances. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare, but potentially fatal sign of acute glucose metabolism dysregulation, which may be associated with the use of SGAs. This study aims to review published reports of patients with schizophrenia and antipsychotic drug-associated DKA, focusing on the effective management of both conditions. METHODS: Using a predefined search strategy, we searched PubMed and EMBASE from their inception to July 2016...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814943/comparison-of-different-laboratory-tests-in-the-evaluation-of-hemorrhagic-risk-of-patients-using-rivaroxaban-in-the-critical-care-setting-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Marjorie Paris Colombini, Priscilla Bento Matos Cruz Derogis, Valdir Fernandes de Aranda, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Nelson Hamerschlak, Cristóvão Luis Pitangueiras Mangueira
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban is a direct oral anticoagulant designed to dispense with the necessity of laboratory monitoring. However, monitoring rivaroxaban levels is necessary in certain clinical conditions, especially in the critical care setting. METHODS: This is a diagnostic accuracy study evaluating sensitivity and specificity of prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and Dilute Russell viper venom time (dRVVT), to evaluate the hemorrhagic risk in patients taking rivaroxaban...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808272/a-combinatorial-approach-for-the-discovery-of-cytochrome-p450-2d6-inhibitors-from-nature
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Johannes Hochleitner, Muhammad Akram, Martina Ueberall, Rohan A Davis, Birgit Waltenberger, Hermann Stuppner, Sonja Sturm, Florian Ueberall, Johanna M Gostner, Daniela Schuster
The human cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) enzyme is part of phase-I metabolism and metabolizes at least 20% of all clinically relevant drugs. Therefore, it is an important target for drug-drug interaction (DDI) studies. High-throughput screening (HTS) assays are commonly used tools to examine DDI, but show certain drawbacks with regard to their applicability to natural products. We propose an in silico - in vitro workflow for the reliable identification of natural products with CYP2D6 inhibitory potential. In order to identify candidates from natural product-based databases that share similar structural features with established inhibitors, a pharmacophore model was applied...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
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Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805098/assessment-of-the-permeability-and-toxicity-of-polymeric-nanocapsules-using-the-zebrafish-model
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Carmen Teijeiro-Valiño, Elena Yebra-Pimentel, Jorge Guerra-Varela, Noemi Csaba, María J Alonso, Laura Sánchez
AIM: To assess the capacity of a new drug delivery nanocapsule (NC) with a double shell of hyaluronic acid and protamine to overcome biological barriers using the zebrafish model. MATERIALS & METHODS: NCs were prepared by the solvent displacement method, tagged with fluorescent makers and physicochemically characterized. Toxicity was evaluated according to the Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity test, and permeability was tested by exposing zebrafish, with and without chorion, to the fluorescent NCs...
August 14, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804611/antimalarial-evaluation-of-selected-medicinal-plant-extracts-used-in-iranian-traditional-medicine
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Mohammad Hossein Feiz Haddad, Hamidreza Mahbodfar, Zahra Zamani, Ali Ramazani
OBJECTIVES: In an attempt to discover new natural active extracts against malaria parasites, the present study evaluated the antiplasmodial properties of selected plants based on Iranian traditional medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten plant species found in Iran were selected and collected based on the available literature about the Iranian traditional medicine. The methanolic extracts of these plants were investigated for in vitro antimalarial properties against chloroquine-sensitive (3D7) and multi-drug resistant (K1) strains of Plasmodium falciparum...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802866/global-update-on-the-susceptibility-of-human-influenza-viruses-to-neuraminidase-inhibitors-2015-2016
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Larisa V Gubareva, Terry G Besselaar, Rod S Daniels, Alicia Fry, Vicki Gregory, Weijuan Huang, Aeron C Hurt, Patricia A Jorquera, Angie Lackenby, Sook-Kwan Leang, Janice Lo, Dmitriy Pereyaslov, Helena Rebelo-de-Andrade, Marilda M Siqueira, Emi Takashita, Takato Odagiri, Dayan Wang, Wenqing Zhang, Adam Meijer
Four World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres for Reference and Research on Influenza and one WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza (WHO CCs) assessed antiviral susceptibility of 14,330 influenza A and B viruses collected by WHO-recognized National Influenza Centres (NICs) between May 2015 and May 2016. Neuraminidase (NA) inhibition assay was used to determine 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) data for NA inhibitors (NAIs) oseltamivir, zanamivir, peramivir and laninamivir...
August 9, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802406/real-time-pcr-followed-by-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-a-rapid-and-pragmatic-approach-for-screening-of-multidrug-resistant-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Kusum Sharma, Megha Sharma, Shreya Singh, Manish Modi, Aman Sharma, Pallab Ray, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance (MDR) in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a diagnostic challenge in an endemic country like India. Timely detection of MDR-TB can contribute to a better patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform real-time PCR (qPCR) using rpoB, mpb64 and IS6110 gene on a variety of EPTB samples and to compare the performance of different gene targets. All qPCR positive samples were subjected to high resolution melt-curve analysis (HRM analysis) for rpoB and katG gene to evaluate its potential for MDR screening among different sample types...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802231/phytochemical-properties-and-pharmacological-effects-of-quercus-ilex-l-aqueous-extract-on-gastrointestinal-physiological-parameters-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kaïs Rtibi, Imen Hammami, Slimen Selmi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Mohamed Amri, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: Several research studies have reported on the pharmacological relevance of the medicinal plants used for treating various gastrointestinal disorders and controlling the dietary glucose uptake in the intestinal tract. METHODS: Male rats were used to investigate the pharmacological effects of green oak acorn aqueous extract (GOAE) on gastrointestinal physiological parameters in vivo and in vitro. In this respect, the gastro-intestinal motility and hypersecretion essays were evaluated using a simple test meal (10% charcoal in 5% gum arabic) and castor oil induced diarrhea...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801093/current-developments-and-applications-of-microfluidic-technology-toward-clinical-translation-of-nanomedicines
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Dongfei Liu, Hongbo Zhang, Flavia Fontana, Jouni T Hirvonen, Hélder A Santos
Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems hold great potential for the therapy of many diseases, especially cancer. However, the translation of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems from academic research to the industrial and clinical practice has been slow. This slow translation can be ascribed to the high batch-to-batch variations and insufficient production rate of the conventional methods, and the lack of technologies for rapid screening of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems with high correlation to the in vivo tests...
August 8, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798931/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-second-line-drugs-resistance-among-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-in-southwest-of-china
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Y Hu, L Xu, Y L He, Y Pang, N Lu, J Liu, J Shen, D M Zhu, X Feng, Y W Wang, C Yang
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) isolates resistant to the second-line antituberculosis drugs (SLDs) and its association with resistant-related gene mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) isolates from Southwest of China. There were 81 isolates resistant to at least one of the SLDs among 156 MDR-TB isolates (81/156, 51.9%). The rates of general resistance to each of the drugs were as follows: OFX (66/156, 42.3%), KAN (26/156, 16.7%), CAP (13/156, 8...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798527/specific-pathologist-responses-for-standard-for-exchange-of-nonclinical-data-send
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REVIEW
Atsushi Watanabe, Osamu Kusuoka, Norihiro Sato, Osamu Nakazono, Michael Wasko, Daniel Potenta, Dai Nakae, Hirofumi Hatakeyama, Hijiri Iwata, Misaki Naota, Takayuki Anzai
The Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND), introduced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a scheme for the computerization, electronic application, and screening of preclinical data. Since its establishment, related organizations have been working together to implement SEND. However, it is difficult for individual pharmaceutical companies that often outsource to achieve complete compliance with SEND; hence, the cooperation of contract research organizations (CROs) and SEND Registered Solution Providers (RSPs) is indispensable...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796120/synthetic-cannabis-analogues-and-suicidal-behavior-case-report
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Pedro Miguel Dos Santos Oliveira, Ana Sofia Félix Morais, Nuno Gonçalo Gomes Fernandes Madeira
INTRODUCTION: Despite growing legal control, a wide range of synthetic cannabis analogues is currently used for recreational purposes, notwithstanding their well adverse outcomes, which appear to be more frequent and more serious than those associated with cannabis use. We present the case report of a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, who attempted suicide by serious bodily harm after a single use of "Shiva Ultra Strong," a compound of several synthetic cannabis analogues. CASE SUMMARY: A 32-year-old male patient with paranoid schizophrenia was brought to the emergency department presenting with a severe self-inflicted wound to the neck which lacerated the right jugular vein and ipsilateral airway, and narrowly missed the carotid bifurcation...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794904/qbd-based-approach-for-optimization-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-loaded-liquid-crystal-precursor-with-improved-permeability
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Sharvil Patil, Chandrashekhar Kadam, Varsha Pokharkar
BCS class III drugs suffer from a drawback of low permeability even though they have high aqueous solubility. The objective of current work was to screen the suitability of glyceryl monooleate (GMO)/Pluronic F127 cubic phase liquid crystals precursors for permeation enhancement and in turn the bioavailability of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), a BCS class III drug. Spray-drying method was used for preparation of TDF loaded liquid crystal precursors (LCP) consisting of GMO/Pluronic F127 and lactose monohydrate with an ability to in situ transform into stable cubic phases upon hydration...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791908/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-7-hydroxy-4-phenylchromen-2-one-linked-to-triazole-moieties-as-potent-cytotoxic-agents
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Chuan-Feng Liu, Qing-Kun Shen, Jia-Jun Li, Yu-Shun Tian, Zheshan Quan
A new series of novel 7-hydroxy-4-phenylchromen-2-one (1a)-linked 1,2,4-triazoles were synthesised using a click chemistry approach. All derivatives were subjected to 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-yl)-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) cytotoxicity screening against a panel of six different human cancer cell lines (AGS, MGC-803, HCT-116, A-549, HepG2, and HeLa) to assess their cytotoxic potential. Among the tested molecules, some of the analogues showed better cytotoxic activity than that shown by the 7-hydroxy-4-phenylchromen-2-one (1a)...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789994/high-content-analysis-of-phagocytic-activity-and-cell-morphology-with-puntomorph
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Hassan Al-Ali, Han Gao, Camilla Dalby-Hansen, Vanessa Ann Peters, Yan Shi, Roberta Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Phagocytosis is essential for maintenance of normal homeostasis and healthy tissue. As such, it is a therapeutic target for a wide range of clinical applications. The development of phenotypic screens targeting phagocytosis has lagged behind, however, due to the difficulties associated with image-based quantification of phagocytic activity. NEW METHOD: We present a robust algorithm and cell-based assay system for high content analysis of phagocytic activity...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781256/-metabolomic-blood-test-purpose-implementation-and-interpretation-of-data
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REVIEW
P G Lokhov, A V Lisitsa, A I Archakov
The human body is an open system that receives a variety of xenobiotics in the course of dietary route or respiration and in the form of the drugs. As a lump sum scores of toxic and potentially toxic substances are detected in a human body that significantly affect health and human lifespan. There are also thousands of diseases, dozens of which latently occur in the body of each person. Traditional diagnosis is not able to screen all the variety of xenobiotics and potential human diseases. For this purpose metabolomic blood test is available which is of non-targeted (review) nature...
May 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777732/body-image-and-eating-disorders-are-common-among-professional-and-amateur-athletes-using-performance-and-image-enhancing-drugs-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daria Piacentino, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Livia Longo, Antonio Pavan, Luciano Stivali, Guido Stivali, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Brugnoli, Paola Frati, Vittorio Fineschi, Paolo Girardi, Gabriele Sani
The use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) is not uncommon in athletes and appears to be associated with several psychopathological disorders of unclear prevalence. In this multicenter, cross-sectional study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of body image disorders (BIDs) and eating disorders (EDs) in PIED-using athletes vs. PIED nonusers. We enrolled 84 consecutive professional and amateur athletes training in sport centers in Italy, who underwent semi-structured interviews (SCID-I, SCID-II) and completed the Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) and the Sick, Control, One, Fat, Food Eating Disorder Screening Test (SCOFF)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
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