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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095900/post-stroke-dementia-a-comprehensive-review
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Milija D Mijajlović, Aleksandra Pavlović, Michael Brainin, Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Terence J Quinn, Hege B Ihle-Hansen, Dirk M Hermann, Einor Ben Assayag, Edo Richard, Alexander Thiel, Efrat Kliper, Yong-Il Shin, Yun-Hee Kim, SeongHye Choi, San Jung, Yeong-Bae Lee, Osman Sinanović, Deborah A Levine, Ilana Schlesinger, Gillian Mead, Vuk Milošević, Didier Leys, Guri Hagberg, Marie Helene Ursin, Yvonne Teuschl, Semyon Prokopenko, Elena Mozheyko, Anna Bezdenezhnykh, Karl Matz, Vuk Aleksić, DafinFior Muresanu, Amos D Korczyn, Natan M Bornstein
Post-stroke dementia (PSD) or post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) may affect up to one third of stroke survivors. Various definitions of PSCI and PSD have been described. We propose PSD as a label for any dementia following stroke in temporal relation. Various tools are available to screen and assess cognition, with few PSD-specific instruments. Choice will depend on purpose of assessment, with differing instruments needed for brief screening (e.g., Montreal Cognitive Assessment) or diagnostic formulation (e...
January 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088050/pharmacists-knowledge-of-issues-in-pharmacotherapy-of-epilepsy-using-antiepileptic-drugs-a-cross-sectional-study-in-palestinian-pharmacy-practice
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Ramzi Shawahna, Ahlam Atrash, Aman Jebril, Areen Khalaf, Eman Shaheen, Hala Tahboosh
OBJECTIVE: Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are mainstay in controlling epileptic seizures. As experts in medications, pharmacists should be able to ensure accuracy of dosing regimens, explain adverse effects, and screen for and alert people with epilepsy (PWE) and their physicians to possible drug-drug interactions (DDIs). The aim of this study was to evaluate pharmacists' knowledge of issues in pharmacotherapy of epilepsy using AEDs. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study conducted in the Palestinian pharmacy practice...
January 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087352/engineering-hot-melt-extruded-solid-dispersion-for-controlled-release-of-hydrophilic-drugs
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Shuli Zhang, Xuan Meng, Zheng Wang, Aiping Fan, Guocheng Wang, Yanjun Zhao, Yu Tang
It is often challenging to precisely manipulate the release behavior of hydrophilic drugs that is believed to be crucial for a satisfactory therapeutic outcome. The aim of this work was to regulate the dissolution of hydrophilic drug from hot-melt extruded solid dispersion via rational screening of the pore-forming agents. Venlafaxine hydrochloride and Compritol® 888 ATO was selected as the model drug and carrier excipient, respectively. Hydrophilic polyethylene glycol (PEG 6000) and polyvinylpyrolidone (PVP K30) were chosen as the transient pore-forming agents...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070197/a-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-depression-in-blood-donors-with-hepatitis-c-in-shiraz
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Leila Kasraian, Neda Negarestani, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Sahar Dehbidi
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder associated with hepatitis C. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to survey the prevalence rate of depression in patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) before they were aware of their HCV test result. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all blood donors with confirmed positive HCV test results who donated blood between March 21, 2012 to March 21, 2013 at Fars blood transfusion center in Iran as case group and age- and sex-matched blood donors with negative screening test results as control group...
November 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066825/a-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-investigating-the-efficacy-of-morphine-analgesia-for-procedural-pain-in-infants-trial-protocol
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Rebeccah Slater, Caroline Hartley, Fiona Moultrie, Eleri Adams, Ed Juszczak, Richard Rogers, Jane E Norman, Chetan Patel, Kayleigh Stanbury, Amy Hoskin, Gabrielle Green
Infant pain has both immediate and long-term negative consequences, yet in clinical practice it is often undertreated. To date, few pain-relieving drugs have been tested in infants. Morphine is a potent analgesic that provides effective pain relief in adults, but there is inconclusive evidence for its effectiveness in infants. The purpose of this study is to establish whether oral morphine provides effective analgesia for procedural pain in infants. A blinded, placebo-controlled, parallel-group randomized, phase II, clinical trial will be undertaken to determine whether morphine sulphate administered orally prior to clinically-required retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and heel lancing provides effective analgesia...
November 15, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059934/differences-in-the-expression-of-symptoms-in-men-versus-women-with-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anna Cavanagh, Coralie J Wilson, David J Kavanagh, Peter Caputi
OBJECTIVE: While some studies suggest that men and women report different symptoms associated with depression, no published systematic review or meta-analysis has analyzed the relevant research literature. This article aims to review the evidence of gender differences in symptoms associated with depression. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane, and PsycINFO databases, along with further identified references lists, were searched. Thirty-two studies met the inclusion criteria...
January 2017: Harvard Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059156/genetic-screening-in-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Gian Paolo Rossi, Giulio Ceolotto, Brasilina Caroccia, Livia Lenzini
Studies involving adoptive families and twins have demonstrated the genetic basis of hypertension and shown that genetic factors account for about 40% of the variance in blood pressure among individuals. Arterial hypertension is genetically complex: multiple genes influence the blood pressure phenotype through allelic effects from single genes and gene-gene interactions. Moreover, environmental factors also modify the blood pressure phenotype. This complexity explains why the identification of the underlying genes has not been as successful in hypertension as in other diseases (such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus)...
January 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056932/in-vivo-antimalarial-activity-of-crude-extracts-and-solvent-fractions-of-leaves-of-strychnos-mitis-in-plasmodium-berghei-infected-mice
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Selamawit Fentahun, Eyasu Makonnen, Tesfaye Awas, Mirutse Giday
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a major public health problem in the world which is responsible for death of millions particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, the control of malaria has become gradually more complex due to the spread of drug-resistant parasites. Medicinal plants are the unquestionable source of effective antimalarials. The present study aimed to evaluate antiplasmodial activity and acute toxicity of the plant Strychnos mitis in Plasmodium berghei infected mice. METHODS: Standard procedures were employed to investigate acute toxicity and 4-day suppressive effect of crude aqueous and hydro-methanolic extracts of the leaves of Strychnos mitis against P...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053504/nitroglycerin-enhances-the-propagation-of-cortical-spreading-depression-comparative-studies-with-sumatriptan-and-novel-kynurenic-acid-analogues
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Levente Knapp, Bence Szita, Kitti Kocsis, László Vécsei, József Toldi
BACKGROUND: The complex pathophysiology of migraine is not yet clearly understood; therefore, experimental models are essential for the investigation of the processes related to migraine headache, which include cortical spreading depression (CSD) and NO donor-induced neurovascular changes. Data on the assessment of drug efficacy in these models are often limited, which prompted us to investigate a novel combined migraine model in which an effective pharmacon could be more easily identified...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050371/haemostatic-profile-in-patients-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-tertiary-care-centre-experience
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Yatendra Parashar, Rashmi Kushwaha, Ashutosh Kumar, Kamal Agarwal, U S Singh, Mili Jain, S P Verma, A K Tripathi
INTRODUCTION: Patients of MPN commonly present with abnormalities in laboratory coagulation tests that are consistent with hypercoagulable state. Some individuals with MPN exhibit a pattern of exclusive bleeding or thrombotic events; many others have both bleeding and thrombosis during the course of the disease. AIM: This study was undertaken to assess the haemostatic defects and platelet functions in patients of MPN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One year prospective study was conducted at a tertiary care centre in North India in Department of Pathology in collaboration with Department of Clinical Haematology...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046026/comparison-of-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-wound-healing-assays-for-the-investigation-of-diabetic-wound-healing-and-demonstration-of-a-beneficial-effect-of-a-triterpene-extract
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Christopher Ueck, Thomas Volksdorf, Pia Houdek, Sabine Vidal-Y-Sy, Susanne Sehner, Bernhard Ellinger, Ralf Lobmann, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Konrad Reinshagen, Ina Ridderbusch, Klaas Kohrmeyer, Ingrid Moll, Rolf Daniels, Philipp Werner, Irmgard Merfort, Johanna M Brandner
Diabetes mellitus is a frequent cause for chronic, difficult-to-treat wounds. New therapies for diabetic wounds are urgently needed and in-vitro or ex-vivo test systems are essential for the initial identification of new active molecules. The aim of this study is to compare in-vitro and ex-vivo test systems for their usability for early drug screening and to investigate the efficacy of a birch bark triterpene extract (TE) that has been proven ex-vivo and clinically to accelerate non-diabetic wound healing (WH), in a diabetic context...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043601/best-approaches-to-drug-resistance-surveillance-at-the-country-level
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A M Cabibbe, D M Cirillo
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to include the endorsed rapid molecular technologies (Xpert MTB/RIF, line probe assays) into surveillance systems and surveys allowed the testing of more tuberculosis (TB) patients for drug resistance at country level than ever before. The whole genome sequencing (WGS) approach is emerging as a more powerful tool for epidemiological and drug-resistant routine surveillances, promising a rapid and simultaneous screening of all the clinically-relevant mutations for the determination of resistance to the first-, second-line, and new anti-TB drugs...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043490/antimycobacterial-activity-of-medicinal-plants-against-the-causative-agent-of-buruli-ulcer-mycobacterium-ulcerans
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R Keumoe, M S Nguembou, F P V Tsouh, D V F Donkeng, D Dize, Y L R Tchokouaha, M C D Jiatsa, F R D Youmsi, B Ngameni, B F Fekam
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer, known as necrotizing skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, has emerged as the most prevalent mycobacteriosis after leprosy and tuberculosis. Accordingly, it has been classified by the World Health Organization as a neglected disease with high significance in tropical areas, including Cameroon. So far, the control of the disease relies mainly on the rifampin-streptomycin combination. Despite its efficiency, it has shown considerable issues, including availability and side effects...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043127/potential-of-three-ethnomedicinal-plants-as-antisickling-agents
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Ismaila O Nurain, Clement O Bewaji, Jarrett S Johnson, Robertson D Davenport, Yang Zhang
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects the shape and transportation of red blood cells (RBCs) in blood vessels, leading to various clinical complications. Many drugs that are available for treating the disease are insufficiently effective, toxic, or too expensive. Therefore, there is a pressing need for safe, effective, and inexpensive therapeutic agents from indigenous plants used in ethnomedicines. The potential of aqueous extracts of Cajanus cajan leaf and seed, Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides leaf, and Carica papaya leaf in sickle cell disease management was investigated in vitro using freshly prepared 2% sodium metabisulfite for sickling induction...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031324/overweight-and-obese-but-not-normal-weight-women-with-pcos-are-at-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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M-M E Ollila, S West, S Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, J Jokelainen, J Auvinen, K Puukka, A Ruokonen, M-R Järvelin, J S Tapanainen, S Franks, T T Piltonen, L C Morin-Papunen
STUDY QUESTION: What are the respective roles of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), long-term weight gain and obesity for the development of prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by age 46 years? SUMMARY ANSWER: The risk of T2DM in women with PCOS is mainly due to overweight and obesity, although these two factors have a synergistic effect on the development of T2DM. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS is associated with an increased risk of prediabetes and T2DM...
December 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028717/multi-drug-resistant-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-its-treatment-by-chinese-medicine
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Shi-Wei Liu, Xiao-Yang Xu, Jie Xu, Jiu-Yun Yuan, Wei-Kang Wu, Ning Zhang, Ze-Liang Chen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the resistance and virulence profiles of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) and its treatment by Chinese medicine (CM) Fuzheng Qingre Lishi Formula (, FQLF). METHODS: UPEC strains were isolated from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) patients. Patient sensitivities to 17 antibiotics were tested by the disk diffusion method. Virulence genes were screened by plolymerase chain reaction. A mouse model was constructed using a multi-drug resistant and virulent UPEC strain and treated with FQLF or the antibiotic imipenem...
December 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025947/genetics-in-the-clinical-decision-of-antiplatelet-treatment
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Gerasimos Siasos, Marina Zaromitidou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Vicky Tsigkou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Chaniotis, Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death globally. Dual antiplatelet treatment with aspirin and aP2Y12 receptor significantly reduces thrombotic events. However, antiplatelet drug response displays considerable interindividual variability. METHODS: Genetic factors account for up to 70% of impaired drug response. A number of genes encoding proteins involved in the pharmacokinetic pathway have been found to alter drug response. RESULTS: According to most studies, CYP2C19 gene is the strongest genetic determinant...
December 26, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024169/evaluation-of-kims-immunoassays-on-a-cobas-c-501-analyzer-for-drugs-of-abuse-and-ethyl-glucuronide-testing-in-urine-for-forensic-abstinence-control
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Merja A Neukamm, Arsham Bahrami, Volker Auwärter, Felix M P Mehne, Eva Höss
For the medico-psychological assessment (MPA) during driving license re-granting in Germany, abstinence control including urine samples is required. In these programs, even small amounts of markers for drug or alcohol abuse have to be detected. Thus, the concentrations of the target compounds are very low, and, in consequence, the sensitivity of the applied screening method has to be much higher than for clinical use. Modified drugs of abuse and ethyl glucuronide immunoassays on a Roche cobas c 501 analyzer were evaluated for precision, accuracy, onboard calibration stability, cross reactivity, sensitivity and specificity using authentic urine samples...
December 26, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018175/progressive-seizure-aggravation-in-the-repeated-6-hz-corneal-stimulation-model-is-accompanied-by-marked-increase-in-hippocampal-p-erk1-2-immunoreactivity-in-neurons
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Carmela Giordano, Anna M Costa, Chiara Lucchi, Giuseppina Leo, Luc Brunel, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Jean Martinez, Antonio Torsello, Giuseppe Biagini
The 6-Hz corneal stimulation test is used to screen novel antiepileptic molecules to overcome the problem of drug refractoriness. Although recognized as a standard test, it has been evaluated only recently in the attempt to characterize the putative neuronal networks involved in seizures caused by corneal stimulation. In particular, by recording from the CA1 region we previously established that the hippocampus participates to propagation of seizure activity. However, these findings were not corroborated by using markers of neuronal activation such as FosB/ΔFosB antigens...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017576/clinical-correlates-of-persistently-elevated-liver-enzymes-in-type-2-diabetic-outpatients
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Annalisa Giandalia, Elisabetta Lucia Romeo, Maria Concetta Ruffo, Marco Muscianisi, Letterio Giorgianni, Fiorella Forte, Domenico Cucinotta, Giuseppina Tiziana Russo
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence and the clinical implication of persistently elevated liver enzymes in diabetic subjects, with no evidence of viral hepatitis infection or alcohol abuse. METHODS: Clinical, lifestyle, anthropometric data and laboratory test values were collected in 916 type 2 diabetic subjects, examined for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GT) levels at two different time points. RESULTS: Five hundred forty four patients (59...
December 22, 2016: Primary Care Diabetes
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