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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
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Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521012/the-effect-of-dl-l-isomers-and-dl-hydroxy-analog-administered-at-2-levels-as-dietary-sources-of-methionine-on-the-metabolic-and-antioxidant-parameters-and-growth-performance-of-turkeys
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J Jankowski, K Ognik, M Kubinska, A Czech, J Juskiewicz, Z Zdunczyk
A hypothesis was verified that dietary methionine (Met) improves the growth and antioxidant status of turkeys, and that its effects depend on dietary inclusion levels and sources. A total of 816 female Hybrid Converter turkeys was fed wheat-soybean meal-based diets supplemented with 3 sources of Met: DL-, L-isomers and DL-hydroxy analog (DLM, LM, and MHA, respectively). In 4 4-week periods (from one to 16 wk of age), dietary Met content corresponded to NRC (1994) recommendations or was increased by approximately 50% (in one to 8 wk by 44 to 46% and in 9 to 16 wk by 55 to 56% vs...
May 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514721/impact-of-gh-administration-on-athletic-performance-in-healthy-young-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-placebo-controlled-trials
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Kasper Hermansen, Mads Bengtsen, Michael Kjær, Peter Vestergaard, Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen
OBJECTIVE: Illicit use of growth hormone (GH) as a performance-enhancing drug among athletes is prevalent, although the evidence of such effects in healthy, young subjects is sparse. We therefore performed a meta-analysis of published studies on the effect of GH administration on body composition, substrate metabolism, and athletic performance in healthy, young subjects. DESIGN: The English-language based databases PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched, and eligible articles were reviewed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
May 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514717/quantification-of-active-ingredients-in-semi-solid-pharmaceutical-formulations-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Lisa B Schlegel, Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Mona Abdel-Tawab
Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is increasingly gaining significance in the pharmaceutical industry for quality and in-process control. However, the potential of this method for quantitative quality control in pharmacies has long been neglected and little data is available on its application in analysis of creams and ointments. This study evaluated the applicability of NIR spectrometer with limited wavelength range (1000-1900nm) for quantitative quality control of six different dermatological semi-solid pharmaceutical preparations...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513247/use-of-non-biologic-treatments-in-antihistamine-refractory-chronic-urticaria-a-review-of-published-evidence
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Jesper Grønlund Holm, Ilya Ivyanskiy, Simon Francis Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of effectiveness and safety of the non-biologic, non-antihistamine treatments used for chronic urticaria is important as in some cases the principal guideline-recommended drug; omalizumab, has limited effect, side effects, or is too expensive or unavailable. Herein we systematically review the evidence for the use of the non-biologic treatments in antihistamine-refractory chronic urticaria. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed and Webofscience and identified studies that reported use of one or more of the non-biological, non-antihistamine treatment options for chronic urticaria...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511059/development-and-validation-of-a-rapid-reversed-phase-hplc-method-for-the-quantification-of-monoclonal-antibody-bevacizumab-from-polyester-based-nanoparticles
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Flávia Sousa, Virgínia M F Gonçalves, Bruno Sarmento
Bevacizumab is a powerful human monoclonal antibody approved worldwide for treatment of several types of cancer and ocular diseases due to its potential as antiangiogenic drug. Nowadays, in order to improve the monoclonal antibody-based therapy, attempts have been focused in the formulation of these biomacromolecules into nanoparticles. Thus, the aim of this work was to develop and validate a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection method for the determination of bevacizumab from nanoparticulate systems, according to the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508369/spike-in-silac-approach-for-proteomic-analysis-of-ex-vivo-microglia
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Joao Paulo Costa Pinho, Harris Bell-Temin, Bin Liu, Stanley M Stevens
Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) is a versatile mass spectrometry-based proteomic approach that can achieve accurate relative protein quantitation on a global scale. In this approach, proteins are labeled while being synthesized by the cell due to the presence of certain amino acids exclusively as heavier mass analogs than their regular (light) counterparts. This differential labeling allows for the identification of heavy and light forms of each peptide corresponding to two or more different experimental groups upon mass spectrometric analysis, the intensities of which reflect their abundance in the sample analyzed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500731/alternative-plasticizer-4-cyclohexene-1-2-dicarboxylic-acid-dinonyl-ester-for-blood-containers-with-protective-effects-on-red-blood-cells-and-improved-cold-resistance
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Yuki Morishita, Yusuke Nomura, Chie Fukui, Ayano Fujisawa, Kayo Watanabe, Hideo Fujimaki, Hidefumi Kumada, Kaoru Inoue, Tomomi Morikawa, Miwa Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Hideyuki Sakoda, Tomokazu Mukai, Toshiyasu Yuba, Ken-Ichi Inamura, Akito Tanoue, Ken-Ichi Miyazaki, Ung-Il Chung, Kumiko Ogawa, Midori Yoshida, Yuji Haishima
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a typical plasticizer used for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is eluted from PVC-made blood containers and protects against red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis. However, concerns have arisen regarding the reproductive and developmental risks of DEHP in humans, and the use of alternative plasticizers for medical devices has been recommended worldwide. In this study, we propose that the use of a novel plasticizer, 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid dinonyl ester (DL9TH), could help produce more useful and safe blood containers...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497085/evaluation-of-water-and-electrolytes-disorders-in-severe-acute-diarrhea-patients-treated-by-who-protocol-in-eight-large-hospitals-in-tehran-a-nephrology-viewpoint
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Alireza Soleimani, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Mohammad Reza Tamadon
Introduction: The most common cause of death from diarrhea is the shock caused by dehydration, electrolytes and acid-base disorders. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate water and electrolytes disorders in diarrhea patients after treating severe acute diarrhea. Patients and Methods: In this study we used a historical cohort and studied patients who were hospitalized due to acute diarrhea and were similarly treated for dehydration and water and electrolyte disorders as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494404/treatment-and-pattern-of-bone-metastases-in-1094-patients-with-advanced-breast-cancer-results-from-the-prospective-german-tumour-registry-breast-cancer-cohort-study
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Jan Schröder, Thomas Fietz, Andreas Köhler, Volker Petersen, Hans Tesch, Lisa Spring, Annette Fleitz, Martina Jänicke, Norbert Marschner
A high proportion of patients with breast cancer develop bone metastases, yet data on routine treatment with bone-targeted agents (BTA) are rare. We report real-life outcome data of patients with breast cancer metastasised to the bone treated by office-based oncologists in Germany. The ongoing, prospective, multicentre, population-based cohort study Tumour Registry Breast Cancer (TMK) was started in 2007 in 140 centres across Germany. This interim analysis of 1094 patients with bone metastases revealed differences among the tumour subtypes: at start of first-line therapy, 36% of the patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive and only 20% of the patients with HR-negative tumours presented with bone-only metastasis...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493951/properties-of-biochar-derived-from-wood-and-high-nutrient-biomasses-with-the-aim-of-agronomic-and-environmental-benefits
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Rimena R Domingues, Paulo F Trugilho, Carlos A Silva, Isabel Cristina N A de Melo, Leônidas C A Melo, Zuy M Magriotis, Miguel A Sánchez-Monedero
Biochar production and use are part of the modern agenda to recycle wastes, and to retain nutrients, pollutants, and heavy metals in the soil and to offset some greenhouse gas emissions. Biochars from wood (eucalyptus sawdust, pine bark), sugarcane bagasse, and substances rich in nutrients (coffee husk, chicken manure) produced at 350, 450 and 750°C were characterized to identify agronomic and environmental benefits, which may enhance soil quality. Biochars derived from wood and sugarcane have greater potential for improving C storage in tropical soils due to a higher aromatic character, high C concentration, low H/C ratio, and FTIR spectra features as compared to nutrient-rich biochars...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493358/structural-identification-of-degradants-of-moexipril-by-lc-ms-ms
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C Purushotham Reddy, K Ramakrishna, K M V Narayana Rao
A gradient LC-MS method was developed for the identification and characterization of degradants of moexipril using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS). Moexipril was subjected to hydrolysis (acid, base and neutral), oxidation, photolytic and thermal degradation conditions as mentioned in ICH guidelines Q1A (R2). The drug degraded under hydrolysis, oxidation and photolytic conditions, but it was stable under thermal conditions. In total, five degradants were formed and separated on an Agilent XDB C-18 column (4...
May 10, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492980/-haemostatic-management-in-postpartum-haemorrhage-nationwide-survey-in-germany
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L Kaufner, K Ghantus, A Henkelmann, U Friedrichs, K Weizsäcker, A Schiemann, C von Heymann
BACKGROUND: In order to ensure evidence-based haemostatic management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH, blood loss >500 ml) consistent with guidelines appropriate structural conditions must be fulfilled regardless of different levels (1-3) in perinatal care. The aim of the survey was to identify differences in haemostatic management in PPH under consideration of the different levels of perinatal care in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire assessing the structural and therapeutic preconditions for haemostatic management was sent to 533 anaesthesiology departments serving obstetric units...
May 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492856/treatment-of-low-bone-density-or-osteoporosis-to-prevent-fractures-in-men-and-women-a-clinical-practice-guideline-update-from-the-american-college-of-physicians
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Amir Qaseem, Mary Ann Forciea, Robert M McLean, Thomas D Denberg
Description: This guideline updates the 2008 American College of Physicians (ACP) recommendations on treatment of low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women. This guideline is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Methods: The ACP Clinical Guidelines Committee based these recommendations on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials; systematic reviews; large observational studies (for adverse events); and case reports (for rare events) that were published between 2 January 2005 and 3 June 2011...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492476/a-case-study-of-improving-yield-prediction-and-sulfur-deficiency-detection-using-optical-sensors-and-relationship-of-historical-potato-yield-with-weather-data-in-maine
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Lakesh K Sharma, Sukhwinder K Bali, James D Dwyer, Andrew B Plant, Arnab Bhowmik
In Maine, potato yield is consistent, 38 t·ha(-1), for last 10 years except 2016 (44 t·ha(-1)) which confirms that increasing the yield and quality of potatoes with current fertilization practices is difficult; hence, new or improvised agronomic methods are needed to meet with producers and industry requirements. Normalized difference vegetative index (NDVI) sensors have shown promise in regulating N as an in season application; however, using late N may stretch out the maturation stage. The purpose of the research was to test Trimble GreenSeeker(®) (TGS) and Holland Scientific Crop Circle™ ACS-430 (HCCACS-430) wavebands to predict potato yield, before the second hilling (6-8 leaf stage)...
May 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
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Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489673/systematic-review-nutrition-and-physical-activity-in-the-management-of-paediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Philippa S Gibson, Sarah Lang, Anil Dhawan, Emer Fitzpatrick, Michelle L Blumfield, Helen Truby, Kathryn H Hart, J Bernadette Moore
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate efficacy of nutrition and physical activity interventions in the clinical management of paediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The prevalence of paediatric NAFLD continues to rise alongside childhood obesity. Weight loss through lifestyle modification is currently first-line treatment, although supplementation of specific dietary components may be beneficial. METHODS: Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Scopus and Cochrane Libraries were systematically searched to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) assessing nutritional and physical activity interventions...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485819/an-open-circuit-voltage-and-power-conversion-efficiency-study-of-fullerene-ternary-organic-solar-cells-based-on-oligomer-oligomer-and-oligomer-polymer
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Guichuan Zhang, Cheng Zhou, Chen Sun, Xiaoe Jia, Baomin Xu, Lei Ying, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
Variations in the open-circuit voltage (Voc ) of ternary organic solar cells are systematically investigated. The initial study of these devices consists of two electron-donating oligomers, S2 (two units) and S7 (seven units), and the electron-accepting [6,6]-phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71 BM) and reveals that the Voc is continuously tunable due to the changing energy of the charge transfer state (Ect ) of the active layers. Further investigation suggests that Voc is also continuously tunable upon change in Ect in a ternary blend system that consists of S2 and its corresponding polymer (P11):PC71 BM...
May 9, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448083/are-dietary-supplements-and-nutraceuticals-effective-for-musculoskeletal-health-and-cognitive-function-a-scoping-review
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G Iolascon, R Gimigliano, M Bianco, A De Sire, A Moretti, A Giusti, N Malavolta, S Migliaccio, A Migliore, N Napoli, P Piscitelli, G Resmini, U Tarantino, F Gimigliano
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our scoping review was to summarize the state of the art regarding micronutrients in order to identify which of them might effectively improve health status in the areas typically impaired in older people: bone, skeletal muscle, and cognitive function. DESIGN: Scoping review. METHODS: The Italian Study Group on Healthy Aging by Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements (HANDS) performed this scoping review, based on the following steps: doing a list of micronutrients related with musculoskeletal or cognitive functions, included in dietary supplements and nutraceuticals commercialized in Italy; planning a research on PubMed, according to an evidence-based approach, in order to the most relevant positive study for each micronutrient into each of the three areas involved (bone, skeletal muscle and cognitive function); identifying the micronutrients effective in maintaining or achieving an adequate health status in older people, specifying the effective and safe daily doses, according to the selected studies...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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