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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032040/effects-of-dietary-ginkgo-biloba-leaf-extract-on-growth-performance-plasma-biochemical-parameters-fish-composition-immune-responses-liver-histology-and-immune-and-apoptosis-related-genes-expression-of-hybrid-grouper-epinephelus-lanceolatus%C3%A2-%C3%A3-epinephelus-fuscoguttatus%C3%A2
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Xiaohong Tan, Zhenzhu Sun, Qingying Liu, Huaqun Ye, Cuiyun Zou, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang, Heizhao Lin
For thousands of years, leaves from the Ginkgo biloba tree have been a common treatment in Chinese medicine. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary ginkgo biloba leaf extract (GBE) supplementation on growth performance, plasma biochemical parameters, fish composition, immune responses, liver histology, and immune and apoptosis-related genes expression of hybrid grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus♂ × Epinephelus fuscoguttatus♀) fed high lipid diets. A basal diet supplemented with GBE at 0, 0...
October 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027596/10-year-parasitological-examination-results-2003-to-2012-of-faecal-samples-from-horses-ruminants-pigs-dogs-cats-rabbits-and-hedgehogs
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Katharina Raue, Lea Heuer, Claudia Böhm, Sonja Wolken, Christian Epe, Christina Strube
The results of coproscopical examinations in domestic animals and hedgehogs carried out as routine diagnostics in the years 2003 to 2012 at the Institute for Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, are presented. Of 3475 horse faecal samples, 30.1% contained stages of strongyles and 1.3% eggs of Strongyloides westeri and Parascaris equorum, respectively. The most frequently observed parasite stages in 1416 cattle faecal samples were Eimeria oocysts (21.3%) and strongyle eggs or larvae (15...
October 13, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018532/real-world-data-of-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital-in-japan-a-pilot-survey-of-prescribed-medicines
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Noriko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Takizawa, Nao Miyamoto, Shinji Funayama, Ryo Tanaka, Syozo Okano, Toshio Iwasaki
The prescription data from a digital accounting system of a veterinary teaching hospital collected between 2008 and 2011 in Japan were downloaded, stored in a database and analysed using a statistical analysis software, SAS. Seventy-six per cent of all prescriptions were drugs approved for human beings. The most frequently prescribed category was 'Agents against pathogenic organisms', such as antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents, followed by 'Cardiovascular agents'. Seventy-five per cent of prescribed oral formulations in the category 'Agents against pathogenic organisms' were drugs approved for human beings, while 78 per cent of the injectable prescriptions were those for veterinary...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983492/comparison-of-the-ctdi-and-aapm-report-no-111-methodology-in-adult-adolescent-and-child-head-phantoms-for-msct-and-dental-cbct-scanners
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Celina L Li, Yogesh Thakur, Nancy L Ford
This study investigates the dosimetry methodology proposed by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) task group 111 and compares with the computed tomography dose index (CTDI) method and the SEDENTEXCT DI method on one clinical multislice CT and two dental cone beam CT (CBCT) scanners using adult, adolescent, and child head phantoms. Following the AAPM method, the normalized (100 mAs) equilibrium doses ([Formula: see text]) for Toshiba Aquilion One MSCT computed using dose measurements from the central hole of the phantom ([Formula: see text]), the peripheral hole of the phantom, ([Formula: see text]), and by the [Formula: see text] equation ([Formula: see text]) are in the range from 20 to 25 mGy...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982326/synthesis-of-cinnamyl-and-caffeoyl-derivatives-of-cucurbitacin-e-glycoside-isolated-from-citrullus-colocynthis-fruits-and-their-structure-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-relationship
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Mohammed Abdalla Hussein, Heba Abd-Elhady El-Gizawy, Naglaa Abd El Khalik Gobba, Yasser Omar Mosaad
BACKGROUND: Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad. is an important medicinal plant belonging to family Cucurbitaceae. Cucurbitacin E glucoside (1) was isolated from Citrullus colocynthis fruits. A novel mono-ester of cucurbitacin-E and cinnamyl & caffeoyl-β- D- glucoside (2 and 3) were synthesized by reacting of cucurbitacin E glucoside with cinnamic and/or caffeic acid in presence of CHCl2 and K2CO3 stirring and with an ice-cooling state for 24h. Mass analyses of the isolated and purified compounds were determined...
October 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979519/classic-cases-revisited-oscar-the-cat-and-predicting-death
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Piotr Szawarski
Uncertainty, although inherent in medicine, is rarely discussed in spite of being ubiquitous. Communication of uncertainty is poor due to anxiety associated with it, yet one could argue that lack of such disclosure could undermine trust, lead to perception of deceit, alter decision making and in some cases could invalidate the consent process. Predictions concerning end of life are particularly difficult and may lead to excessive or insufficient medical interventions. Acknowledging uncertainty when prognosticating outcomes, and in particular death, may help in facilitating patient-centred care in context of a critical illness...
November 2016: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973761/chemotherapeutical-effects-of-the-herbal-medicine-uncaria-tomentosa-willd-dc
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I V Almeida, L C Soares, F T Lucio, L B Cantagalli, A F Reusing, V E P Vicentini
The use of medicinal plants dates back to the beginning of humanity, and today their application as complementary therapy has been widely disseminated as an alternative to conventional therapy. The medicinal plant named Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. (known as cat's claw) is a common woody vine of the Amazon forest that has traditionally been used in the treatment of arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxic, mutagenic, and antimutagenic potentials of this medicinal plant...
September 27, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967662/the-hypoglycemic-and-antioxidant-effects-of-polysaccharides-from-the-petioles-and-pedicels-of-euryale-ferox-salisb-on-alloxan-induced-hyperglycemic-mice
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Cheng-Ying Wu, Hong Wang, Xiao-Xiao He, Da-Wei Wu, Wei Yue, Qi-Nan Wu
The present study investigated the potential hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of polysaccharides extracted from the petioles and pedicels of Euryale ferox Salisb. (EFPP) on alloxan-induced hyperglycemic mice. The EFPP had a total carbohydrate of 65.72 ± 2.81%, uronic acid of 4.56 ± 0.62% and protein of 0.58 ± 0.12%, with an average molecular weight from 1.02 kDa to 11.45 kDa and monosaccharide composition of Man, GlcA, Rha, Glc, Gal and Ara at a molar ratio of 0.12 : 0.01 : 9.57 : 0.41 : 1...
October 2, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967117/how-to-write-a-critically-appraised-topic-evidence-to-underpin-routine-clinical-practice
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J Callander, A V Anstey, J R Ingram, J Limpens, C Flohr, P I Spuls
Critically appraised topics (CATs) are essential tools for busy clinicians who wish to ensure that their daily clinical practice is underpinned by evidence-based medicine. CATs are short summaries of the most up-to-date, high-quality available evidence that is found using thorough structured methods. They can be used to answer specific, patient-orientated questions that arise recurrently in real-life practice. This article provides readers with a detailed guide to performing their own CATs. It is split into four main sections reflecting the four main steps involved in performing a CAT: formulation of a focused question, a search for the most relevant and highest-quality evidence, critical appraisal of the evidence and application of the results back to the patient scenario...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964384/prevention-and-treatment-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis-in-france-a-national-survey-among-vascular-disease-and-supportive-care-specialists
#10
I Mahé, F Scotté, J-B Rey, I Elalamy, A Lamblin, D Mayeur, G Pernod
BACKGROUND/AIM: Long-term use of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) for the treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) has been well-established. Conversely, the use of thromboprophylaxis in patients with cancer remains controversial in the absence of homogeneous guidelines. Our aim was to assess the awareness of treatment guidelines and the management of patients with CAT in daily clinical practice. METHODS: A national survey based on an open questionnaire developed by a panel of health professionals including specialists in vascular medicine, oncology, supportive care and pharmacy, was proposed on line to 2104 specialists experts in the management of CAT with the objective to collect at least 400 answers...
October 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955769/electrozymographic-evaluation-of-the-attenuation-of-arsenic-induced-degradation-of-hepatic-sod-catalase-in-an-in-vitro-assay-system-by-pectic-polysaccharides-of-momordica-charantia-in-combination-with-curcumin
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Hasina Perveen, Moumita Dash, Shamima Khatun, Moulima Maity, Syed Sirajul Islam, Sandip Chattopadhyay
Momordica charantia (MC) fruit known as bitter gourd, is of potential nutritional and medicinal value. The objectives of the present in vitro study were to evaluate the efficacy of bioactive pectic polysaccharides (CCPS) of MC along with another well-known bioactive compound curcumin in the abrogation of hepatocellular oxidative stress persuaded by sodium arsenite. Electrozymographic method was developed for the assessment of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activities of liver tissues maintained under an in vitro system...
September 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955476/periaortic-lymphoma-in-a-cat
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Laura Bree, Chiara Bergamino, Ronan Mullins, Pamela Kelly, Robert Shiel
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old neutered male Siamese cat was presented with a 3 month history of lethargy, inappetence, dehydration, hindlimb ataxia and intermittent proprioceptive deficits in the hindlimbs. Physical examination revealed low body condition score (1.75/5), pallor and bilateral basilar grade II/VI systolic heart murmur. Neurological examination revealed hindlimb ataxia, severe atrophy of the hindlimb musculature, intermittent hindlimb proprioceptive deficits and normoreflexia...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955475/single-pedicle-hinge-flap-performed-by-shelter-medicine-team-resolves-chronic-antebrachial-wound-in-a-cat
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Jodi M Richardson, Jacob M Shivley, Philip A Bushby
CASE SUMMARY: An approximately 3-year-old, male domestic longhair cat was presented to a mobile veterinary unit for routine neuter. Preoperative physical examination revealed an approximately 5 cm × 2 cm scab on the craniolateral portion of the left antebrachium. The cat was anesthetized for the neuter using an injectable anesthesia protocol. After castration, the wound area on the antebrachium was clipped, copiously lavaged and the wound edges were surgically debrided. Injectable antibiotics and analgesic management were instituted...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946188/limoniastrum-guyonianum-prevents-h2o2-induced-oxidative-damage-in-iec-6-cells-by-enhancing-enzyamtic-defense-reducing-glutathione-depletion-and-jnk-phosphorylation
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Jamila Bettaib, Hélène Talarmin, Feten Zar Kalai, Marie-Agnès Giroux-Metges, Riadh Ksouri
Limoniastrum guyonianum is used in several regions of North Africa as a folk medicine. The objective of this study was to determine the in vitro antioxidant activities of L. guyonianum roots and their cytoprotective action on H2O2-challenged rat small intestine epithelial cells (IEC-6 cells). To assess the cytoprotective effect of L. guyonianum extract (LGE), IEC-6 cells were pre-incubated with different LGE concentrations. Then, IEC-6 cultures were exposed to 40μM H2O2 during 4h. Modulation of endogenous antioxidant system including SOD, CAT, MDA, GSH and the expression of possibly involved MAPKs was evaluated...
September 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929101/current-trends-in-volume-replacement-therapy-and-the-use-of-synthetic-colloids-in-small-animals-an-internet-based-survey-2016
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Ivayla D Yozova, Judith Howard, Nadja E Sigrist, Katja-Nicole Adamik
The use of synthetic colloids (SCs), particularly hydroxyethyl starch (HES), in people has changed in recent years following new evidence raising concerns about their efficacy and safety. Although fluid therapy guidelines for small animals are often extrapolated from human medicine, little information exists on current practice in veterinary medicine. The objective of the present study was to investigate current fluid selection, use of plasma volume expanders including SCs, and recent changes in their use in small animal practice...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917868/anti-hyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-of-alkali-extractable-mycelia-polysaccharides-by-pleurotus-eryngii-var-tuolensis
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Zhenzhen Ren, Juan Li, Nuo Xu, Jianjun Zhang, Xinling Song, Xiuxiu Wang, Zheng Gao, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Chen Zhang, Min Liu, Huajie Zhao, Le Jia
In this study, we noted that the Al-MPS from Pleurotus eryngii var. tuolensis provoked pharmacological effects on blood lipid profiles and oxidative stress. Animal studies demonstrated that Al-MPS showed potential effects on relieving hyperlipidemia and preventing oxidative stress, reflecting by decreasing the levels of serum enzyme activities (ALP, ALT and AST), restoring the activities of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, GSH-Px, CAT and T-AOC), down-regulating the MDA and LPO contents, as well as remitting the hepatic and cardiac tissues injury, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915926/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-staphylococcus-species-isolated-from-cats-presented-at-a-veterinary-academic-hospital-in-south-africa
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Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus isolates from cats presented at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa. Records of 216 samples from cats that were submitted to the bacteriology laboratory of the University of Pretoria academic veterinary hospital between 2007 and 2012 were evaluated. Isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing against a panel of 15 drugs using the disc diffusion method...
September 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899512/nepeta-deflersiana-attenuates-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-injuries-in-rats-possible-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-inflammation-through-nuclear-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-downregulation
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Mohammad Raish, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Ajaz Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari, Shahid Mudassar, Majid Ahmad Ganaie
BACKGROUND: Nepeta deflersiana (Lamiaceae) is a perennial herb used in the Saudi and Yemeni folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, and antirheumatic agent. PURPOSE: This study explores the phytochemistry of the plant and the cardioprotective effect of N. deflersiana ethanolic extract (NDEE) against isoproterenol (ISP)-induced myocardial injury in rats. DESIGN/METHODS: Cardiac function, serum cardiac enzymes, myocardial antioxidants, inflammatory, and apoptotic biomarkers, and histopathological parameters were studied in ISP-injured Wistar rat heart tissues...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895235/infrared-assisted-extraction-and-hplc-analysis-of-prunus-armeniaca-l-pomace-and-detoxified-kernel-and-their-antidiabetic-effects
#19
Karim Raafat, Nada El-Darra, Fatima A Saleh, Hiba N Rajha, Richard G Maroun, Nicolas Louka
INTRODUCTION: Prunus armeniaca L. (P. armeniaca) is one of the medicinal plants with a high safety-profile. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to make an infrared-assisted extraction (IR-AE) of P. armeniaca fruit (pomace) and kernel, and analyse them using reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) aided method. METHODS: IR-AE is a novel-technique aimed at increasing the extraction-efficiency. The antidiabetic-potentials of the P...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892209/pharmacokinetics-of-mycophenolic-acid-after-intravenous-administration-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-to-healthy-cats
#20
J E Slovak, S M Rivera, J K Hwang, M H Court, N F Villarino
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), the prodrug of mycophenolic acid (MPA), is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative immunosuppressant in feline medicine. Pharmacokinetic information is not available for cats. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether MMF is biotransformed into the active metabolite MPA and to evaluate the disposition of MPA after a 2-hour constant rate intravenous (IV) infusion of MMF in healthy cats. ANIMALS: Healthy cats (n = 6)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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