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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787477/metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-observational-studies
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Jamal Hallajzadeh, Maliheh Khoramdad, Neda Izadi, Nahid Karamzad, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Erfan Ayubi, Mostafa Qorbani, Reza Pakzad, Amir Hasanzadeh, Mark J M Sullman, Saeid Safiri
OBJECTIVES: To perform a meta-analysis on the global prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women. The meta-analysis also sought to measure the relationship menopause status has with MetS and its components. METHODS: The Web of Science, Medline, PubMed, Scopus, Embase, CINAHL, DOAJ, and Google Scholar were all searched using the relevant keywords. Articles published during the period 2004 to 2017 that met our inclusion criteria and reported the prevalence of MetS among premenopausal and postmenopausal women were included...
May 21, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786590/hepatitis-c-and-human-rights-comparison-of-legal-experience-of-ukraine-and-georgia
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Iryna Y Senyuta
A comparative legal research of human rights provision in Ukraine and Georgia, in the aspect of combating viral HCV, was conducted. Ukrainian advocacy experience and Georgian strategic litigation experience with regard to human rights and HCV was analyzed. Key international instruments, which lay the conceptual foundations as well as outline the measures, which are directed at human rights in patient care provision and fighting viral hepatitis, were elucidated. Attention was paid to the Global health sector strategy...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776983/robotic-assisted-compared-with-conventional-total-hip-arthroplasty-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xi Chen, Jianping Xiong, Peipei Wang, Shibai Zhu, Wenting Qi, Huiming Peng, Lingjia Yu, Wenwei Qian
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows for accurate preoperative planning and component positioning, potentially enhancing implant survival and long-term outcomes. The relative efficacy and safety of robotic-assisted and conventional THA, however, are unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis compared the safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted and conventional THA. METHODS: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched in September 2017 to identify studies comparing the safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted and conventional THA...
May 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747442/safety-evaluations-of-bifidobacterium-bifidum-bgn4-and-bifidobacterium-longum-bori
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Min Jeong Kim, Seockmo Ku, Sun Young Kim, Hyun Ha Lee, Hui Jin, Sini Kang, Rui Li, Tony V Johnston, Myeong Soo Park, Geun Eog Ji
Over the past decade, a variety of lactic acid bacteria have been commercially available to and steadily used by consumers. However, recent studies have shown that some lactic acid bacteria produce toxic substances and display properties of virulence. To establish safety guidelines for lactic acid bacteria, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that lactic acid bacteria be characterized and proven safe for consumers’ health via multiple experiments (e...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735967/clinical-efficacy-of-modified-yanghe-decoction-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yiquan Wang, Xiaoli Xiao
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the effects of Modified Yanghe Decoction on pain, disease activity, and functional capacity, and its safety in subjects with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). MATERIAL AND METHODS A randomized, controlled study of subjects with AS was conducted over 8 weeks to compare the efficacy of the Modified Yanghe Decoction to celecoxib-sulfasalazine therapy. Subjects were evaluated at visit 1, and at weeks 4 and 8 of the trial. The Bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index (BASDAI), nocturnal back pain (NBP), total back pain (TBP), patient global disease activity (PGDA), the Bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index (BASFI), and the Bath ankylosing spondylitis metrology index (BASMI) were measured at each time point...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720259/human-serum-and-platelet-lysate-are-appropriate-xeno-free-alternatives-for-clinical-grade-production-of-human-mustem-cell-batches
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Charlotte Saury, Aurélie Lardenois, Cindy Schleder, Isabelle Leroux, Blandine Lieubeau, Laurent David, Marine Charrier, Laëtitia Guével, Sabrina Viau, Bruno Delorme, Karl Rouger
BACKGROUND: Canine MuStem cells have demonstrated regenerative efficacy in a dog model of muscular dystrophy, and the recent characterization of human counterparts (hMuStem) has highlighted the therapeutic potential of this muscle-derived stem cell population. To date, these cells have only been generated in research-grade conditions. However, evaluation of the clinical efficacy of any such therapy will require the production of hMuStem cells in compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs)...
May 2, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719401/a-restrictive-dose-of-crystalloids-in-patients-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-safe-and-cost-effective-prospective-two-arm-parallel-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matija Belavić, Vlatka Sotošek Tokmadžić, Antonija Brozović Krijan, Ines Kvaternik, Kristina Matijaš, Nedjeljko Strikić, Josip Žunić
Purpose: There are no evidence-based guidelines for volume replacement during surgical procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, the administration of a restrictive volume of crystalloids could be more cost-effective and safe. This trial aimed to determine the effectiveness and safety of a restrictive regimen of crystalloids in patients during laparoscopic cholecystectomy by analyzing its cost-effectiveness and 1-year morbidity rate. Patients and methods: In this randomized, prospective study, patients were assigned to one of three groups based on the volume of fluid administered: the restrictive group received 1 mL/kg/hr, the low liberal group received 5 mL/kg/hr, and the high liberal group received 15 mL/kg/hr of Ringer's solution intraoperatively...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687019/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-potentiates-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kimbra Kenney, Franck Amyot, Carol Moore, Margalit Haber, L Christine Turtzo, Christian Shenouda, Erika Silverman, Yunhua Gong, Bao-Xi Qu, Leah Harburg, Eric M Wassermann, Hanzhang Lu, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia
Background: Traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI), a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), presents an attractive therapeutic target. Because phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors potentiate the action of nitric oxide (NO) produced by endothelial cells, they are candidate therapies for TCVI. This study aims to: (1) measure cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), and change in CVR after a single dose of sildenafil (ΔCVR) in chronic TBI compared to uninjured controls; (2) examine the safety and tolerability of 8-week sildenafil administration in chronic symptomatic moderate/severe TBI patients; and as an exploratory aim, (3) assess the effect of an 8-week course of sildenafil on chronic TBI symptoms...
April 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679478/randomized-controlled-study-of-bleselumab-askp1240-pharmacokinetics-and-safety-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
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Mysore S Anil Kumar, Kim Papp, Ryo Tainaka, Udaya Valluri, Xuegong Wang, Tong Zhu, Christian Schwabe
This study evaluated pharmacokinetics (PK), efficacy, safety, and tolerability of bleselumab - a fully-human anti-CD40 monoclonal recombinant IgG4. Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis were randomized on Day 1 to receive bleselumab or placebo on Days 1, 15, and 29 in a dose-escalation of bleselumab 0.1, 0.3, 1.0, or 3.0mg/kg. The safety-analysis set (SAF) and full-analysis set (FAS) included all patients who received bleselumab or placebo, and the PK-analysis set (PKAS) included patients in the SAF with ≥1 quantifiable serum bleselumab concentration...
April 21, 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661415/reversal-of-dabigatran-by-intraosseous-or-intravenous-idarucizumab-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model
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N Akman, T Braunschweig, M Honickel, K Schütt, H Schöchl, C Stoppe, R Rossaint, O Grottke
BACKGROUND: Idarucizumab is licensed to reverse dabigatran in life-threatening haemorrhage. Establishment of venous access can be challenging, and the intraosseous (IO) route is a potentially life-saving alternative. In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of IO or intravenous (i.v.) idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal in a porcine polytrauma model. METHODS: Male pigs (n=21) received oral dabigatran etexilate (30 mg kg-1 bid) for 3 days. On the 4th day, animals received dabigatran infusion and were randomised 1:1:1 to receive IO saline (control), i...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621528/what-can-be-learned-in-the-snake-antivenom-field-from-the-developments-in-human-plasma-derived-products
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Thierry Burnouf
Human plasma-derived medicinal products and snake antivenom immunoglobulins are unique and complex therapeutic protein products. Human plasma products are obtained by fractionating large pools of plasma collected from blood plasma donors. They comprise a wide range of protein products, including polyvalent and hyperimmune immunoglobulins, coagulation factors, albumin, and various protease inhibitors that are transfused to patients affected by congenital or acquired protein deficiencies, immunological disorders, or metabolic diseases...
May 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619370/an-original-approach-to-evaluating-the-quality-of-blood-donor-selection-checking-donor-questionnaires-and-analyzing-donor-deferral-rate
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Philippe Gillet, Esther Neijens
Blood donor selection is a cornerstone for blood transfusion safety, designed to safeguard the health of both donors and recipients. In the Service du Sang, Belgian Red Cross, French and German-speaking part of Belgium (SFS), health professionals (HPs) are allowed to interview donors on their own after formal qualification. This qualification is afterward evaluated by means of two complementary quality indicators: monitoring of donor health questionnaires (DHQs) and analysis of donor deferral rate. The study aims to evaluate the degree to which both quality indicators may be useful and appropriate tools to evaluate the quality of blood donor selection...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618907/green-tobacco-sickness-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Shailee Fotedar, Vikas Fotedar
Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is the condition that mainly affects the tobacco harvesters. The condition is prevalent in Asian and South American tobacco harvesters. The present review was conducted to discuss the etiology, epidemiology, symptoms, and prevention of GTS. It is caused by the absorption of nicotine through the skin while the workers are engaged in handling the uncured tobacco leaves. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, pallor, dizziness, headaches, increased perspiration, chills, abdominal pain, diarrhea, increased salivation, prostration, weakness, breathlessness, and occasional lowering of blood pressure...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565839/bleeding-and-blood-disorders-in-clients-of-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-for-hiv-prevention-eastern-and-southern-africa-2015-2016
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Lawrence E Hinkle, Carlos Toledo, Jonathan M Grund, Vanessa R Byams, Naomi Bock, Renee Ridzon, Caroline Cooney, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Anne G Thomas, Jacob Odhiambo, Elijah Odoyo-June, Norah Talam, Faustin Matchere, Wezi Msungama, Rose Nyirenda, James Odek, Jotamo Come, Marcos Canda, Stanley Wei, Alfred Bere, Collen Bonnecwe, Isaac Ang'Ang'A Choge, Enilda Martin, Dayanund Loykissoonlal, Gissenge J I Lija, Erick Mlanga, Daimon Simbeye, Stella Alamo, Geoffrey Kabuye, Joseph Lubwama, Nafuna Wamai, Omega Chituwo, George Sinyangwe, James Exnobert Zulu, Charles A Ajayi, Shirish Balachandra, John Mandisarisa, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Stephanie M Davis
Male circumcision reduces the risk for female-to-male human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission by approximately 60% (1) and has become a key component of global HIV prevention programs in countries in Eastern and Southern Africa where HIV prevalence is high and circumcision coverage is low. Through September 2017, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) had supported 15.2 million voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMCs) in 14 priority countries in Eastern and Southern Africa (2). Like any surgical intervention, VMMC carries a risk for complications or adverse events...
March 23, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557078/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-study-to-determine-the-efficacy-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-controlled-release-cr-formulation-of-mazindol-in-adults-with-dsm-5-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Tim L Wigal, Jeffrey H Newcorn, Nelson Handal, Sharon B Wigal, Ioulietta Mulligan, Virginia Schmith, Eric Konofal
BACKGROUND: Mazindol is under investigation for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of its alertness-enhancing properties. A novel controlled-release (CR) formulation of mazindol was developed to allow once-daily dosing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mazindol CR in adults with ADHD. DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 6-week trial. METHODS: Subjects diagnosed with ADHD using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Structured Interview (MINI) and with an ADHD Rating Scale, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (ADHD-RS-DSM5) score ≥ 28 were randomized to receive placebo or 1-3 mg/day of mazindol for 6 weeks...
March 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542121/report-of-a-workshop-on-ensuring-sustainable-access-to-safe-blood-in-developing-countries-international-blood-safety-forum-march-24-2017
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REVIEW
Louis M Katz, John J Donnelly, Christopher J Gresens, Jerry A Holmberg, James MacPherson, Peter J K Zacharias, Jean Stanley, Christine Bales
On March 24, 2017, more than 90 experts in blood safety and international development from blood centers, industry, government, and international and nongovernmental organizations gathered in Arlington, Virginia, for the Third International Blood Safety Forum, cosponsored by America's Blood Centers and Global Healing. This report summarizes presentations and major conclusions. The meeting explored ways to increase access to affordable, safe blood for low- and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) in an era when funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund has been redirected from preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to diagnosing and treating the 25 million-plus people living with HIV in LMICs...
May 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497290/safety-and-effectiveness-of-the-high-frequency-chest-wall-oscillation-vs-intrapulmonary-percussive-ventilation-in-patients-with-severe-copd
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Antonello Nicolini, Bruna Grecchi, Maura Ferrari-Bravo, Cornelius Barlascini
Purpose: Chest physiotherapy is an important tool in the treatment of COPD. Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) are techniques designed to create a global percussion of the lung which removes secretions and probably clears the peripheral bronchial tree. We tested the hypothesis that adding IPV or HFCWO to the best pharmacological therapy (PT) may provide additional clinical benefit over chest physiotherapy in patients with severe COPD...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483494/generic-imatinib-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-two-years-experience-in-latvia
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S Lejniece, I Udre, A Rivkina
BACKGROUND: Imatinib is tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) and as a targeted anti-cancer agent has significantly changed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) prognosis and patient survival. Currently TKI is the main therapy in CML Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph-positive) cases. When generics of imatinib appeared in the pharmaceuticals market, reimbursement policies in many countries switched to using generics or encouraged use of generic imatinib to lower the expenses. Cost savings were substantial; however, for doctors and CML patients the efficacy, safety and quality of generic imatinib were an issue of concern...
July 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475030/screening-for-protein-adducts-of-naphthalene-and-chrysene-in-plasma-of-exposed-atlantic-cod-gadus-morhua
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Karianne S Enerstvedt, Magne O Sydnes, Eivind Larssen, Daniela M Pampanin
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well known contaminants, ubiquitously present in the habitat and spawning areas for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). The Atlantic cod is a key species and a globally important food source, thus continuous monitoring of PAHs is considered highly valuable to ensure ecosystem sustainability and human food safety. PAH adducts to plasma proteins are applied as sensitive biomarkers of PAH exposure in humans and other species, thus the presence of PAH protein adducts in Atlantic cod plasma was investigated to identify PAH protein adduct biomarker candidates of exposure to PAHs...
June 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455932/a-paradigm-shift-on-beta-thalassaemia-treatment-how-will-we-manage-this-old-disease-with-new-therapies
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REVIEW
Maria Domenica Cappellini, John B Porter, Vip Viprakasit, Ali T Taher
Beta-thalassaemia causes defective haemoglobin synthesis leading to ineffective erythropoiesis, chronic haemolytic anaemia, and subsequent clinical complications. Blood transfusion and iron chelation allow long-term disease control, and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation offers a potential cure for some patients. Nonetheless, there are still many challenges in the management of beta-thalassaemia. The main treatment option for most patients is supportive care; furthermore, the long-term efficacy and safety of current therapeutic strategies are limited and adherence is suboptimal...
February 12, 2018: Blood Reviews
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