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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347056/force-linearization-closure-for-non-markovian-langevin-systems-with-time-delay
#1
Sarah A M Loos, Sabine H L Klapp
This paper is concerned with the Fokker-Planck (FP) description of classical stochastic systems with discrete time delay. The non-Markovian character of the corresponding Langevin dynamics naturally leads to a coupled infinite hierarchy of FP equations for the various n-time joint distribution functions. Here, we present an approach to close the hierarchy at the one-time level based on a linearization of the deterministic forces in all members of the hierarchy starting from the second one. This leads to a closed equation for the one-time probability density in the steady state...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346060/a-combination-with-probiotic-complex-zinc-and-coenzyme-q10-attenuates-autoimmune-arthritis-by-regulation-of-th17-treg-balance
#2
Seon-Young Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Probiotic complex, zinc, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are recognized dietary supplements with an anti-inflammatory role. Although these supplementations are individually known to benefit rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no evidence suggesting any synergic effect. The primary goal of this study is to determine whether probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 attenuate the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The combination of probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 reduced CIA severity by downregulating the levels of IgG, IgG1, and IgG2a in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346012/the-combination-of-probiotic-complex-rosavin-and-zinc-improves-pain-and-cartilage-destruction-in-an-osteoarthritis-rat-model
#3
Ji Ye Kwon, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, JeongWon Choi, KyungAh Jung, Keun Hyung Cho, Seok Jung Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative disorder, induces pain, joint inflammation, and destruction of the articular cartilage matrix. Probiotic complex, rosavin, and zinc have been used as dietary supplements that exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, there is no evidence demonstrating a synergic effect in OA. This study aims to determine whether combination with probiotic complex, rosavin, and zinc decreases progression of monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA rat model. The combination improved pain levels by preventing cartilage damage...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331520/vitamin-c-attenuates-biochemical-and-genotoxic-damage-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-upon-joint-exposure-to-combined-toxic-doses-of-fipronil-and-buprofezin-insecticides
#4
Madiha Ghazanfar, Sana Shahid, Irfan Zia Qureshi
In the present study, potential protective role of Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) was investigated in aquaria acclimated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) following exposure for 96 h to combined toxic doses of fipronil (FP) and buprofezin (BPFN) insecticides in combination (FP: 200 μg/L; 4.57 × 10-7 mol/L and BPFN: 50 mg/L; 1.64 × 10-4 mol/L). At end of 96 h exposure, fish were supplemented with low (25 mg/L) and high (50 mg/L) doses of Vitamin C, added once daily to aquaria water for continuous three weeks...
January 5, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313071/glucocorticoids-inflammation-and-bone
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Melek Güler-Yüksel, Jos N Hoes, Irene E M Bultink, Willem F Lems
The current review on glucocorticoids (GCs), inflammation and bone is focused on three aspects: (1) the mutual effects between GCs, inflammation and bone in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, (2) current views on fracture risk assessment in patients using GCs and (3) non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment to prevent fractures in GC-using patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The use of GCs results in increased risk for fractures due to both direct and indirect negative effects of GCs on bone mass, and on bone and muscle strength...
January 8, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302905/the-efficacy-of-probiotic-supplementation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
Seyed Mohammad Aqaeinezhad Rudbane, Samane Rahmdel, Seyedeh Maryam Abdollahzadeh, Morteza Zare, Azam Bazrafshan, Seyed Mohammad Mazloomi
Probiotics are considered as -immunomodulatory agents; their efficacy as an adjunct therapy option for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however, remains controversial. The main aim of the present meta-analysis, therefore, was to compare available data from the published randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) recruiting adults with RA which compared probiotics with placebo. The English literature search was performed using Ovid version of Medline, EmBase, Web of Science, and the Central Cochrane library through October 2016 and supplemented by hand searching reference lists...
January 4, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298102/deer-bone-extract-supplementation-for-mild-to-moderate-knee-osteoarthritis-symptoms-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#7
Dongseok Shin, Eun Ae Kim, Yoon Young Kim, Min Seo Kim, Jong Hoon Kim, Chang Won Ahn, Soo-Hyun Park, Ki Won Lee, Jae Hwa Kim, Ji Yeon Kim
In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we evaluated the efficacy of deer bone extract (DBE) in participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). We enrolled 50 participants aged 50-70 years, having knee OA with a Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score ≥5.0. The participants were assigned to the placebo or DBE group (550 mg/day) for 12 weeks. The outcome measures were as follows: pain score on the visual analog scale (VAS); WOMAC score; and blood and urine biomarkers...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288974/jobelyn%C3%A2-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-neurobehavioural-deficits-associated-with-complete-freund-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Osarume Omorogbe, Abayomi M Ajayi, Benneth Ben-Azu, Ejiroghene E Oghwere, Adaeze Adebesin, Adegbuyi O Aderibigbe, Olajuwon Okubena, Solomon Umukoro
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of the patients and a major cause of work disability. Current drugs for its treatment only provide palliative effect, as cure for the disease still remains elusive. Jobelyn® (JB), a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory dietary supplement obtained from Sorghum bicolor, has been claimed to relieve arthritic pain. Thus, this study was designed to evaluate its effect on inflammatory and biochemical changes as well as neurobehavioural deficits associated with complete Freund-adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis in mice...
December 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246745/effectiveness-of-topical-gel-of-medical-leech-hirudo-medicinalis-saliva-extract-on-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Amir Shakouri, Nasim Adljouy, Sanaz Balkani, Maryam Mohamadi, Hamed Hamishehkar, Jalal Abdolalizadeh, Seyed Kazem Shakouri
Leech saliva extract (LSE) in the liposome-based gel was used as a supplementary treatment to relief the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). The saliva of medical leech was extracted and nano liposomes were used to formulate the supplement to enhance skin absorption. A clinical trial was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of LSE liposomal gel. Lenquesne and VAS questionnaires were used as indexes of this supplement therapy efficacy for 30 days. Questionnaires analysis showed that after one-month administration of LSE liposomal gel, patients' pain was relieved approximately up to 50%; also, due to reduction in joint inflammation and stiffness, the range of motion was increased and the patients' quality of life was enhanced (p < 0...
December 6, 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238948/antioxidants-for-preventing-and-reducing-muscle-soreness-after-exercise
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REVIEW
Mayur K Ranchordas, David Rogerson, Hora Soltani, Joseph T Costello
BACKGROUND: Muscle soreness typically occurs after intense exercise, unaccustomed exercise or actions that involve eccentric contractions where the muscle lengthens while under tension. It peaks between 24 and 72 hours after the initial bout of exercise. Many people take antioxidant supplements or antioxidant-enriched foods before and after exercise in the belief that these will prevent or reduce muscle soreness after exercise. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of antioxidant supplements and antioxidant-enriched foods for preventing and reducing the severity and duration of delayed onset muscle soreness following exercise...
December 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226220/initial-results-of-the-master-s-degree-programme-in-leadership-in-medicine-impact-on-hospital-based-follow-on-training-of-doctors
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Chris-Henrik Wulfert, Joachim Hoitz, Ulrike Senger
Objective: This pilot project, which was jointly conducted by a hospital and a university, describes the development of the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership in Medicine, a course designed to supplement medical specialty training. The aim of the pilot project is to demonstrate how hospital-based projects on personnel and organisational development undertaken under academic supervision can be used to increase leadership responsibility among doctors whose duties include providing initial and follow-on training and to professionalise medical specialty training as a leadership task...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222559/the-listening-and-spoken-language-data-repository-design-and-project-overview
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Tamala S Bradham, Christopher Fonnesbeck, Alice Toll, Barbara F Hecht
Purpose: The purpose of the Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR) was to address a critical need for a systemwide outcome data-monitoring program for the development of listening and spoken language skills in highly specialized educational programs for children with hearing loss highlighted in Goal 3b of the 2007 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing position statement supplement. Method: The LSL-DR is a multicenter, international data repository for recording and tracking the demographics and longitudinal outcomes achieved by children who have hearing loss who are enrolled in private, specialized programs focused on supporting listening and spoken language development...
December 8, 2017: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216919/the-acutely-injured-acromioclavicular-joint-which-imaging-modalities-should-be-used-for-accurate-diagnosis-a-systematic-review
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Jonas Pogorzelski, Knut Beitzel, Francesco Ranuccio, Klaus Wörtler, Andreas B Imhoff, Peter J Millett, Sepp Braun
BACKGROUND: The management of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries depends on the degree of injury diagnosed by the Rockwood classification. Inadequate imaging and not selecting the most helpful imaging protocols can often lead to incorrect diagnosis of the injury. A consensus on a diagnostic imaging protocol for acute AC joint injuries does not currently exist. Therefore we conducted a systematic review of the literature considering three diagnostic parameters for patients with acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries: 1) Assessment of vertical instability; 2) Assessment of horizontal instability; 3) Benefit of weighted panoramic views...
December 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212694/minimising-aseptic-loosening-in-extreme-bone-resections-custom-made-tumour-endoprostheses-with-short-medullary-stems-and-extra-cortical-plates
#14
J D Stevenson, C Wigley, H Burton, S Ghezelayagh, G Morris, S Evans, M Parry, L Jeys
AIMS: Following the resection of an extensive amount of bone in the treatment of a tumour, the residual segment may be insufficient to accept a standard length intramedullary cemented stem. Short-stemmed endoprostheses conceivably have an increased risk of aseptic loosening. Extra-cortical plates have been added to minimise this risk by supplementing fixation. The aim of this study was to investigate the survivorship of short-stemmed endoprostheses and extra-cortical plates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved 37 patients who underwent limb salvage surgery for a primary neoplasm of bone between 1998 and 2013...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207507/zinc-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-and-hormonal-disturbance-induced-by-methomyl-abamectin-and-their-mixture-in-male-rats
#15
Sameeh A Mansour, Mostafa A Abbassy, Hassan A Shaldam
Exposure to mixtures of toxicants (e.g., pesticides) is common in real life and a subject of current concern. The present investigation was undertaken to assess some toxicological effects in male rats following exposure to methomyl (MET), abamectin (ABM), and their combination (MET+ABM), and to evaluate the ameliorative effect of zinc co-administration. Three groups of rats were designated for MET, ABM, and the mixture treatments. Three other groups were designated for zinc in conjunction with the pesticides...
December 3, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189365/using-integrative-medicine-in-pain-management-an-evaluation-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Yuan-Chi Lin, Limeng Wan, Robert N Jamison
Complementary medicine therapies are frequently used to treat pain conditions such as headaches and neck, back, and joint pain. Chronic pain, described as pain lasting longer than 3-6 months, can be a debilitating condition that has a significant socioeconomic impact. Pharmacologic approaches are often used for alleviating chronic pain, but recently there has been a reluctance to prescribe opioids for chronic noncancer pain because of concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction. As a result, there has been increased interest in integrative medicine strategies to help manage pain and to reduce reliance on prescription opioids to manage pain...
December 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187522/surgical-academic-reach-the-higher-degree-effect-quantified
#17
Chris Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, Charlotte Thomas, John Pollitt, Wyn G Lewis
INTRODUCTION: Proof of professional specific academic attainment is embedded within the Joint Committee on Surgical Training 2013 general surgery curriculum, mandating that all higher general surgical trainees (HST) obtain three peer-reviewed publications to qualify for Certification of Completion of Training. Yet, Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) has been associated with a trend away from the gold standard postgraduate credentials of higher degrees by research. This study aimed to evaluate the academic achievements of a post-MMC UK Deanery HST cohort to determine what additional benefits higher degree study might confer...
November 29, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187182/sacroiliac-joint-tuberculosis-surgical-management-by-posterior-open-window-focal-debridement-and-joint-fusion
#18
Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu, Jian-Zhong Hu
BACKGROUND: Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of surgical treatment for SJT are even fewer. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed surgical management of patients with severe SJT of 3 different types and proposed to reveal the clinical manifestations and features and aim to determine the efficiency and security of such surgical treatment...
November 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186811/ascorbic-acid-attenuates-senescence-of-human-osteoarthritic-osteoblasts
#19
Maximilian G Burger, Amir Steinitz, Jeroen Geurts, Benjamin E Pippenger, Dirk J Schaefer, Ivan Martin, Andrea Barbero, Karoliina Pelttari
The accumulation of senescent cells is implicated in the pathology of several age-related diseases. While the clearance of senescent cells has been suggested as a therapeutic target for patients with osteoarthritis (OA), cellular senescence of bone-resident osteoblasts (OB) remains poorly explored. Since oxidative stress is a well-known inducer of cellular senescence, we here investigated the effect of antioxidant supplementation on the isolation efficiency, expansion, differentiation potential, and transcriptomic profile of OB from osteoarthritic subchondral bone...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178320/low-oxygen-conditions-promote-synergistic-increases-in-chondrogenesis-during-co-culture-of-human-osteoarthritic-stem-cells-and-chondrocytes
#20
Susan E Critchley, Rajalakshmanan Eswaramoorthy, Daniel J Kelly
There has been increased interest in co-cultures of stem cells and chondrocytes for cartilage tissue engineering as there are the limitations associated with using either cell type alone. Drawbacks associated with the use of chondrocytes include the limited numbers of cells available for isolation from damaged or diseased joints, their dedifferentiation during in vitro expansion and a diminished capacity to synthesise cartilage-specific extracellular matrix components with age and disease. This has motivated the use of adult stem cells with either freshly isolated or culture expanded chondrocytes for cartilage repair applications, however the ideal combination of cells and environmental conditions for promoting robust chondrogenesis remains unclear...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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