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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432642/emerging-use-of-early-health-technology-assessment-in-medical-product-development-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Maarten J IJzerman, Hendrik Koffijberg, Elisabeth Fenwick, Murray Krahn
Early health technology assessment is increasingly being used to support health economic evidence development during early stages of clinical research. Such early models can be used to inform research and development about the design and management of new medical technologies to mitigate the risks, perceived by industry and the public sector, associated with market access and reimbursement. Over the past 25 years it has been suggested that health economic evaluation in the early stages may benefit the development and diffusion of medical products...
April 21, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432615/fabrication-physicochemical-characterization-and-performance-evaluation-of-biodegradable-polymeric-microneedle-patch-system-for-enhanced-transcutaneous-flux-of-high-molecular-weight-therapeutics
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Viral Shah, Bijaya Krushna Choudhury
A revolutionary paradigm shift is being observed currently, towards the use of therapeutic biologics for disease management. The present research was focused on designing an efficient dosage form for transdermal delivery of α-choriogonadotropin (high molecular weight biologic), through biodegradable polymeric microneedles. Polyvinylpyrrolidone-based biodegradable microneedle arrays loaded with high molecular weight polypeptide, α-choriogonadotropin, were fabricated for its systemic delivery via transdermal route...
April 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431333/regeneration-and-health-a-structured-rapid-literature-review
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REVIEW
G McCartney, W Hearty, M Taulbut, R Mitchell, R Dryden, C Collins
OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants. STUDY DESIGN: Rapid, structured literature review. METHODS: A rapid, structured approach was undertaken to identifying relevant studies involving a search of peer-reviewed literature databases, an Internet search to identify relevant grey literature, and a review of articles citing two key systematic reviews...
April 17, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429917/the-impact-of-urbanization-on-the-community-food-environment-in-china
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Yang Wu, Hong Xue, Huijun Wang, Chang Su, Shufa Du, Youfa Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Research on how urbanization has influenced the food environment in China is limited. The study aimed to examine the impact of urbanization on the food environment in China. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal data collected during 1989-2009 from the China Health and Nutrition Survey were used, which covered 9 provinces in China. Urbanicity index (0-10) was assessed using an urbanicity scale. Final analyses included 216 communities...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429843/pooled-analysis-of-three-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials-with-rimonabant-for-smoking-cessation
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Jason D Robinson, Paul M Cinciripini, Maher Karam-Hage, Henri-Jean Aubin, Lowell C Dale, Raymond Niaura, Robert M Anthenelli
Despite the withdrawal of CB1 antagonists, such as rimonabant, from the market and from active clinical development because of concerns about their side effect profiles, research suggests that the endocannabinoid system may play an important role in modulating nicotine's effects. We report the combined results, using a pooled analysis, of three previously unpublished trials assessing rimonabant as a smoking cessation pharmacotherapy conducted between 2002 and 2004. Smokers (n = 2097) motivated to quit were enrolled in three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, STRATUS EU, US, and META, which consisted of a 10-week treatment period with either rimonabant 20 mg (n = 789), 5 mg (n = 518; used in only two of the three studies), or placebo (n = 790), in conjunction with brief counseling...
April 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428755/pharmacological-analysis-of-the-anti-epileptic-mechanisms-of-fenfluramine-in-scn1a-mutant-zebrafish
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Jo Sourbron, Ilse Smolders, Peter de Witte, Lieven Lagae
Dravet syndrome (DS) is a genetic encephalopathy that is characterized by severe seizures and prominent co-morbidities (e.g., physical, intellectual disabilities). More than 85% of the DS patients carry an SCN1A mutation (sodium channel, voltage gated, type I alpha subunit). Although numerous anti-epileptic drugs have entered the market since 1990, these drugs often fail to adequately control seizures in DS patients. Nonetheless, current clinical data shows significant seizure reduction in DS patients treated with the serotonergic (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) drug fenfluramine (FA)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428392/ecosystem-management-as-a-wicked-problem
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REVIEW
Ruth DeFries, Harini Nagendra
Ecosystems are self-regulating systems that provide societies with food, water, timber, and other resources. As demands for resources increase, management decisions are replacing self-regulating properties. Counter to previous technical approaches that applied simple formulas to estimate sustainable yields of single species, current research recognizes the inherent complexity of ecosystems and the inability to foresee all consequences of interventions across different spatial, temporal, and administrative scales...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427840/aav-id-a-rapid-and-robust-assay-for-batch-to-batch-consistency-evaluation-of-aav-preparations
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Simon Pacouret, Mohammed Bouzelha, Rajani Shelke, Eva Andres-Mateos, Ru Xiao, Anna Maurer, Mathieu Mevel, Heikki Turunen, Trisha Barungi, Magalie Penaud-Budloo, Frédéric Broucque, Véronique Blouin, Philippe Moullier, Eduard Ayuso, Luk H Vandenberghe
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are promising clinical candidates for therapeutic gene transfer, and a number of AAV-based drugs may emerge on the market over the coming years. To insure the consistency in efficacy and safety of any drug vial that reaches the patient, regulatory agencies require extensive characterization of the final product. Identity is a key characteristic of a therapeutic product, as it ensures its proper labeling and batch-to-batch consistency. Currently, there is no facile, fast, and robust characterization assay enabling to probe the identity of AAV products at the protein level...
April 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427533/influence-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-technology-on-wine-chemical-and-sensorial-characteristics-potentialities-and-drawbacks
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Cláudia Nunes, Mickael C Santos, Jorge A Saraiva, Sílvia M Rocha, Manuel A Coimbra
During last years, scientific research on high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) as a nonthermal processing technology for preservation or aging of wine has increased substantially. HHP between 200 and 500MPa is able to inactivate bacteria and yeasts in red and white wines, suggesting that it may be used for wine preservation. However, these treatments have been shown to promote changes on sensorial and physicochemical characteristics in both red and white wines, not immediately in the first month, but along storage...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427405/ceiling-effect-in-emr-system-assimilation-a-multiple-case-study-in-primary-care-family-practices
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Marie-Claude Trudel, Josianne Marsan, Guy Paré, Louis Raymond, Ana Ortiz de Guinea, Éric Maillet, Thomas Micheneau
BACKGROUND: There has been indisputable growth in adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the recent years. However, physicians' progress in using these systems has stagnated when measured with maturity scales. While this so-called ceiling effect has been observed and its consequences described in previous studies, there is a paucity of research on the elements that could explain such an outcome. We first suggest that in the context of EMR systems we are in presence of a "tiered ceiling effect" and then we show why such phenomenon occurs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427370/child-sex-tourism-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-its-use-in-a-german-community-sample
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Thula Koops, Daniel Turner, Janina Neutze, Peer Briken
BACKGROUND: To investigate the prevalence of child sex tourism (CST) in a large German community sample, and to compare those who made use of CST with other child sexual abusers regarding established characteristics and risk factors for child sexual abuse. METHODS: Adult German men were recruited through a German market research panel and questioned by means of an anonymous online survey. Group assignment was accomplished based on information on previous sexual contacts with children and previous use of CST...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427280/progress-in-terpene-synthesis-strategies-through-engineering-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Kalaivani Paramasivan, Sarma Mutturi
Terpenes are natural products with a remarkable diversity in their chemical structures and they hold a significant market share commercially owing to their distinct applications. These potential molecules are usually derived from terrestrial plants, marine and microbial sources. In vitro production of terpenes using plant tissue culture and plant metabolic engineering, although receiving some success, the complexity in downstream processing because of the interference of phenolics and product commercialization due to regulations that are significant concerns...
April 20, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427246/nanotechnology-and-diabetic-wound-healing-a-review
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Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Yap Yenese, Chew Chian Wei, Gaurav Gupta
The incidence of diabetes has been on the rise and the rate of rise since the turn of this century has been phenomenal. One of the various battling issues faced by diabetics all over the globe is the management of diabetic wounds. Currently there are several management strategies to deal with the treatment of diabetic wounds. The conventional methods have several limitations. One of the major limitations is the rate and progression of healing of a diabetic wound when adopting a conventional diabetic wound management therapy...
April 21, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424676/seasonal-fluctuations-of-microbial-aerosol-in-live-poultry-markets-and-the-detection-of-endotoxin
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Bo Wu, Kai Meng, Liangmeng Wei, Yumei Cai, Tongjie Chai
Microbial aerosol whose species and concentrations are closely related to human health is ubiquitous. The effect of microbes on human and animal health and production performance is, in many cases, caused by the spreading of air. Samples in this experiment were from a live poultry market (LPM) in Tai'an, China, collected three times a day (8 am, 14 pm, and 20 pm) over three consecutive days each month for 11 months (Original sampling plan was a year, the government due to the environmental protection, the was LPM closed)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423815/mobile-medical-apps-and-mhealth-devices-a-framework-to-build-medical-apps-and-mhealth-devices-in-an-ethical-manner-to-promote-safer-use-a-literature-review
#15
Mary Sharp, Declan O'Sullivan
This paper presents a preliminary literature review in the area of ethics in the development of Mobile Medical Apps and mHealth. The review included both direct health apps and also apps marketed under the area of well-being in addition to mHealth devices. The following words and combinations of them were used to carry out the search for publications, mHealth, Apps, Ethics. The search engines used were Google Scholar, and PubMed. The paper is restricted to publications since 2012. The total number of papers found was 1,920 of which 84 were reviewed...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423117/-recommendations-for-a-multisectorial-national-policy-to-promote-breastfeeding-in-mexico-position-of-the-national-academy-of-medicine
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Teresita González de Cosío-Martínez, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Juan Rivera-Dommarco, Mauricio Hernández-Ávila
Evidence strongly supports that to improve breastfeeding practices it is needed to strengthen actions of promotion, protection and support. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to establish a multisectoral national policy that includes elements such as design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and policies, funding research, advocacy to develop political willingness, and the promotion of breastfeeding from the national to municipal level, all coordinated by a central level. It is until now that Mexico has initiated a reform process to the establish a National Strategy for Breastfeeding Action...
January 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422145/compromised-external-validity-federally-produced-cannabis-does-not-reflect-legal-markets
#17
Daniela Vergara, L Cinnamon Bidwell, Reggie Gaudino, Anthony Torres, Gary Du, Travis C Ruthenburg, Kymron deCesare, Donald P Land, Kent E Hutchison, Nolan C Kane
As the most widely used illicit drug worldwide, and as a source of numerous under-studied pharmacologically-active compounds, a precise understanding of variability in psychological and physiological effects of Cannabis varieties is essential. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is designated as the sole legal producer of Cannabis for use in US research studies. We sought to compare the chemical profiles of Cannabis varieties that are available to consumers in states that have state-legalized use versus what is available to researchers interested in studying the plant and its effects...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419268/the-american-society-for-clinical-pathology-s-2015-wage-survey-of-medical-laboratories-in-the-united-states
#18
Edna Garcia, Patrick B Fisher
Objectives: To inform the pathology and laboratory field of the most recent national wage data from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Historically, the results of this biennial survey have served as a basis for additional research on laboratory recruitment, retention, education, marketing, certification, and advocacy. Methods: The 2015 wage survey was conducted through collaboration between the ASCP's Institute of Science, Technology, and Policy in Washington, DC, and the ASCP Board of Certification in Chicago, Illinois...
April 15, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418681/mechanism-based-solution-to-the-protide-synthesis-problem-selective-access-to-sofosbuvir-acelarin-and-inx-08189
#19
Bryon Simmons, Zhuqing Liu, Artis Klapars, Ana Bellomo, Steven M Silverman
A general and efficient method for the synthesis of pronucleotide (ProTide) 5'-phosphoramidate monoesters is reported. This method consists of a highly stereoselective 5'-phosphorylation mediated by dimethylaluminum chloride to afford the desired target ProTides in excellent yields without employing 3'-protection strategies. The application of this methodology to the synthesis of a number of pharmaceutically relevant compounds currently marketed or under investigation in clinical research is demonstrated.
April 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417941/mapping-patterns-and-trends-in-the-spatial-availability-of-alcohol-using-low-level-geographic-data-a-case-study-in-england-2003-2013
#20
Colin Angus, John Holmes, Ravi Maheswaran, Mark A Green, Petra Meier, Alan Brennan
Much literature examines the relationship between the spatial availability of alcohol and alcohol-related harm. This study aims to address an important gap in this evidence by using detailed outlet data to examine recent temporal trends in the sociodemographic distribution of spatial availability for different types of alcohol outlet in England. Descriptive analysis of measures of alcohol outlet density and proximity using extremely high resolution market research data stratified by outlet type and quintiles of area-level deprivation from 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 was undertaken and hierarchical linear growth models fitted to explore the significance of socioeconomic differences...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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