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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639001/sanguinate%C3%A2-pegylated-carboxyhemoglobin-bovine-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-to-vulnerable-brain-regions-at-risk-of-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Rajat Dhar, Hemant Misra, Michael N Diringer
BACKGROUND: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has been linked to focal reductions in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and microvascular impairments in oxygen delivery. Effective therapies that restore flow and oxygen transport to vulnerable brain regions are currently lacking. SANGUINATE is a dual-action carbon monoxide-releasing and hemoglobin-based oxygen transfer agent with efficacy in animal models of focal brain ischemia and tolerability in patients with sickle cell disease...
June 21, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621456/absorption-distribution-and-excretion-of-four-forms-of-titanium-dioxide-pigment-in-the-rat
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Thomas P Farrell, Berna Magnuson
Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is a white color additive that has a long history of global approval and use in food. There is, however, considerable confusion regarding the applicability of the biological effects of novel, engineered, nano-sized forms of TiO2 developed for nonpigmentary applications to the safety of oral exposure to food grade TiO2 pigment. The objective of this study was to assess the absorption, distribution, and routes of excretion in rats after oral exposure to food grade TiO2 . Four different grades of TiO2 (200 ppm) or control (0 ppm) diets were fed to rats for 7 consecutive days, followed by control diet only for 1, 24, or 72 h...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611661/discovery-and-development-of-calcium-channel-blockers
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REVIEW
Théophile Godfraind
In the mid 1960s, experimental work on molecules under screening as coronary dilators allowed the discovery of the mechanism of calcium entry blockade by drugs later named calcium channel blockers. This paper summarizes scientific research on these small molecules interacting directly with L-type voltage-operated calcium channels. It also reports on experimental approaches translated into understanding of their therapeutic actions. The importance of calcium in muscle contraction was discovered by Sidney Ringer who reported this fact in 1883...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600751/central-and-peripheral-nervous-system-disorders-following-ivermectin-mass-administration-a-descriptive-study-based-on-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-pharmacovigilance-system
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Didier Nzolo, Francis Anto, Sarah Hailemariam, Didier Bakajika, Daniel Muteba, Jean-Claude Makenga, Gautier Mesia, Celestin Nsibu, Samuel Mampunza, Gaston Tona
INTRODUCTION: The mainstay of onchocerciasis control currently is mass administration of ivermectin; however, this may be associated with serious adverse events, including deaths, when administered in areas where onchocerciasis and loiasis are co-endemic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study was to describe the central and peripheral nervous system disorders that occurred after mass administration of ivermectin in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). METHODS: This is a retrospective descriptive study involving a review of data on adverse events related to mass administration of ivermectin...
June 9, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593871/traceability-in-laboratory-medicine-a-global-driver-for-accurate-results-for-patient-care
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Graham H Beastall, Nannette Brouwer, Silvia Quiroga, Gary L Myers
Laboratory medicine results influence a high percentage of all clinical decisions. Globalization requires that laboratory medicine results should be transferable between methods in the interests of patient safety. International collaboration is necessary to deliver this requirement. That collaboration should be based on traceability in laboratory medicine and the adoption of higher order international commutable reference materials and measurement procedures. Application of the metrological traceability chain facilitates a universal approach...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593406/laparoscopic-liver-surgery-towards-a-day-case-management
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Hadrien Tranchart, David Fuks, Panagiotis Lainas, Martin Gaillard, Ibrahim Dagher, Brice Gayet
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory surgery (AS) is a contemporary subject of interest. The feasibility and safety of AS for solid abdominal organs are still dubious. In the present study, we aimed at defining potential surgical criteria for AS by analyzing a large database of patients who underwent laparoscopic liver surgery (LLS) in two French expert centers. METHODS: This study was performed using prospectively filled databases including patients that underwent pure LLS between 1998 and 2015...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583896/a-new-laparoscopic-technique-of-inguinal-ligament-suspension-for-vaginal-vault-prolapse
#7
Zhiyuan Dai, Chunbo Li, Xipeng Wang, Huimin Shu, Kai Zhang, Chenyun Dai
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic inguinal ligament suspension (LILS) as a new surgical technique for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse. METHODS: From Feb 2014 to Mar 2016, 21 symptomatic women with grades III-IV vaginal vault prolapse were enrolled. All patients underwent LILS procedure in which a bifurcated mesh was used to suspend the vaginal vault to inguinal ligament. The perioperative parameters including surgical time, blood loss, and hospitalization time were recorded...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571691/-factors-associated-with-the-satisfaction-of-prescribers-of-blood-products-in-burkina-faso
#8
S Sawadogo, E Kafando, K Nébié, A-S Ouédraogo, S Ouattara, H Dahourou, C Fretz, V Deneys
BACKGROUND: The National Blood Transfusion Centre, unique operator of blood transfusion in Burkina Faso is engaged into the quality process according to ISO 9001. Therefore, the assessment of customer satisfaction is a main part of its system. Our study conceives "customer satisfaction" as dependant to the perceived service quality based on SERVQUAL model. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with the satisfaction of blood products prescribers in order to help decision-makers for continuous improvement of services...
May 29, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571543/aspartame-should-individuals-with-type-ii-diabetes-be-taking-it
#9
Arbind Kumar Choudhary
BACKGROUND: Individuals with type II diabetes (T2D) have to manage blood glucose levels to sustain health and longevity. Artificial sweeteners (including aspartame) are suggested sugar alternatives for these individuals. The safety of aspartame in particular, has long been the centre of debate. Although it is such a controversial product, many clinicians recommend its use to T2D patients, during a controlled diet and as part of an intervention strategy. Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sugar and has a negligible effect on blood glucose levels, and it is suggested for use so that T2D can control carbohydrate intake and blood glucose levels...
May 31, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564654/high-dose-cannabidiol-induced-hypotension-after-global-hypoxia-ischemia-in-piglets
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Håvard T Garberg, Rønnaug Solberg, Jon Barlinn, Jose Martinez-Orgado, Else-Marit Løberg, Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD) is considered a promising neuroprotectant after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI). We have previously studied the effects of CBD 1 mg/kg in the early phase after global HI in piglets. In contrast to prior studies, we found no evidence of neuroprotection and hypothesized that higher doses might be required to demonstrate efficacy in this animal model. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and potential neuroprotective effects of high-dose CBD...
June 1, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557569/the-global-end-diastolic-volume-gedv-could-be-more-appropiate-to-fluid-management-than-central-venous-pressure-cvp-during-closed-hyperthermic-intrabdominal-chemotherapy-with-co2-circulation
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Francisco Javier Redondo, David Padilla, Pedro Villarejo, Victor Baladron, Patricia Faba, Sergio Sánchez, José Ramón Muñoz-Rodríguez, Natalia Bejarano
BACKGROUND: Closed hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) may increase abdominal pressure and effects of hemodynamic changes due to maintenance hyperthermia. Our aim was to analyze the safety and effectiveness of our closed technique with CO2 circulation in management fluid status and hemodynamic parameters by means of cardiac preload control measured by Global End Diastolic Values (GEDV) and a gas exchanger. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Pilot Clinical Study that included 18 advanced ovarian cancer patients undergoing citoreductive surgery and HIPEC...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537934/alternative-treatments-for-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-beyond-the-guideline-algorithm
#12
Gino A Vena, Marcus Maurer, Nicoletta Cassano, Torsten Zuberbier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The international EAACI/GALEN/EDF/WAO guideline suggests a stepwise approach for the therapeutic management of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), outlined in an algorithm. The aim of this article is to summarize and review the evidence available on alternative treatment options for CSU outside of this algorithm. RECENT FINDINGS: Although CSU is a common disease, there are a limited number of high-quality studies, and only antihistamines and omalizumab are licensed for its treatment...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522410/a-global-human-health-risk-assessment-for-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4
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Robinan Gentry, Allison Franzen, Cynthia Van Landingham, Tracy Greene, Kathy Plotzke
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a low-molecular-weight volatile cyclic siloxane, primarily used as an intermediate in the production of some widely-used industrial and consumer silicone based polymers and may be present as a component in a variety of consumer products. A global "harmonized" risk assessment was conducted to meet requirements for substance-specific risk assessments conducted by regulatory agencies such as USEPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Health Canada's Chemical Management Program (CMP) and various independent scientific committees of the European Commission (e...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490267/darolutamide-odm-201-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
#14
Neal D Shore
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a mainstay initial treatment for advanced hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (HSPC), but disease progression to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) invariably occurs when patients do not succumb to another disease or comorbidity. Recognition that the androgen receptor (AR) axis continues to drive disease progression has led to the development of several AR-directed approved agents, including abiraterone acetate and enzalutamide. An investigational agent, darolutamide (ODM-201, BAY-1841788), has completed early-phase clinical trials, and two global phase III trials are currently accruing patients...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488960/towards-pathogen-inactivation-of-red-blood-cells-and-whole-blood-targeting-viral-dna-rna-design-technologies-and-future-prospects-for-developing-countries
#15
REVIEW
Victor J Drew, Lassina Barro, Jerard Seghatchian, Thierry Burnouf
Over 110 million units of blood are collected yearly. The need for blood products is greater in developing countries, but so is the risk of contracting a transfusion-transmitted infection. Without efficient donor screening/viral testing and validated pathogen inactivation technology, the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections correlates with the infection rate of the donor population. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on good manufacturing practices in an effort to ensure a strong global standard of transfusion and blood product safety...
April 13, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437352/effect-and-strategy-of-1-stage-interrupted-2-level-transpedicular-wedge-osteotomy-for-correcting-severe-kyphotic-deformities-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Yongfei Zhao, Yan Wang, Zheng Wang, Xuesong Zhang, Keya Mao, Yonggang Zhang
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety, outcome, and strategy of the 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for correcting the severe kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a large series in the literature reporting on results of osteotomy for the correction of kyphotic deformity secondary to AS. However, few articles have reported, in detail, the plan, design, strategy, and effect of 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for the correction of severe kyphotic deformity in AS...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436960/amyloid-fibril-systems-reduce-stabilize-and-deliver-bioavailable-nanosized-iron
#17
Yi Shen, Lidija Posavec, Sreenath Bolisetty, Florentine M Hilty, Gustav Nyström, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Monika Hilbe, Antonella Rossi, Jeannine Baumgartner, Michael B Zimmermann, Raffaele Mezzenga
Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a major global public health problem. A sustainable and cost-effective strategy to reduce IDA is iron fortification of foods, but the most bioavailable fortificants cause adverse organoleptic changes in foods. Iron nanoparticles are a promising solution in food matrices, although their tendency to oxidize and rapidly aggregate in solution severely limits their use in fortification. Amyloid fibrils are protein aggregates initially known for their association with neurodegenerative disorders, but recently described in the context of biological functions in living organisms and emerging as unique biomaterial building blocks...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395659/abelmoschus-manihot-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-versus-losartan-potassium-for-treating-iga-nephropathy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Ping Li, Yi-Zhi Chen, Hong-Li Lin, Zhao-Hui Ni, Yong-Li Zhan, Rong Wang, Hong-Tao Yang, Jing-Ai Fang, Nian-Song Wang, Wen-Ge Li, Xue-Feng Sun, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common primary glomerular diseases worldwide, but effective therapy remains limited and many patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Only angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I)/angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) show a high level of evidence (1B level) of being of value in the treatment for IgAN according to the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines. However, traditional Chinese medicine has raised attention in kidney disease research...
April 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371242/oxytocin-treatment-in-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jennifer L Miller, Roy Tamura, Merlin G Butler, Virginia Kimonis, Carlos Sulsona, June-Anne Gold, Daniel J Driscoll
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare, complex multisystem genetic disorder which includes hypothalamic dysfunction, hyperphagia, cognitive and behavioral problems, increased anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. Individuals with PWS have a deficit of oxytocin producing neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Oxytocin plays a role in regulation of feeding behaviors, social interactions, and emotional reactivity, which are all issues that significantly affect the quality of life for individuals with this syndrome...
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366342/pharmacokinetics-of-rotigotine-transdermal-system-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
#20
Jan-Peer Elshoff, John Hudson, Daniel L Picchietti, Keith Ridel, Arthur S Walters, Kimberly Doggett, Kimberly Moran, Marga Oortgiesen, Francisco Ramirez, Erwin Schollmayer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of rotigotine transdermal system in adolescents with moderate-to-severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation study enrolled patients ≥13 to <18 years of age. Rotigotine transdermal patches were applied daily and up-titrated weekly: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 mg/24 h. Blood samples were collected on the final day of each dose step. Primary PK variables were the apparent total body clearance (CL/f; L/h) and volume of distribution at steady state (VSS/f; L) of unconjugated rotigotine for each dose step, calculated for the PK per-protocol set (PKPPS)...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
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