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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331283/preoperative-subconjunctival-combined-injection-of-bevacizumab-and-mitomycin-c-before-the-surgical-excision-of-primary-pterygium-clinical-and-histological-results
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Alahmady Hamad Alsmman, Gamal Radwan, Mortada Ahmed Abozaid, Usama Ali Mohammed, Nesreen Gamal Abd Elhaleim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to detect the clinical and histological effects of preoperative subconjunctival injection of both bevacizumab and mitomycin C (MMC) 1 month before the surgical excision of primary pterygium using a bare sclera technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 patients with primary pterygium underwent subconjunctival combined injection of 0.1 mL of MMC (0.1 mg/mL) and 0.1 mL of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.1 mL) 1 month before bare sclera excision of the pterygium...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329160/maternal-microchimerism-predicts-increased-infection-but-decreased-disease-due-to-p-falciparum-during-early-childhood
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Whitney E Harrington, Sami B Kanaan, Atis Muehlenbachs, Robert Morrison, Philip Stevenson, Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy, J Lee Nelson
BACKGROUND: A mother's infection with placental malaria (PM) can affect her child's susceptibility to malaria, although the mechanism remains unclear. The fetus acquires a small amount of maternal cells and DNA known as maternal microchimerism (MMc), and we hypothesized that PM increases MMc and that MMc alters risk of P. falciparum malaria during infancy. METHODS: In a nested cohort from Muheza, Tanzania, we evaluated the presence and level of cord blood MMc in offspring of women with and without PM...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328092/neferine-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-mitomycin-c-in-hela-cells-through-the-activation-of-p38-mapk-pathway
#3
Wassim Eid, Wafaa Abdel-Rehim
Current treatment options for patients with cervical cancer are far from desirable, with cervical cancer remaining to be one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths; this highlights the need to formulate strategies that enhance the efficacy of available therapies. Mitomycin C (MMC) possesses antitumor effect in different cancers. However, the efficacy of MMC depends on other drugs in the combinational therapy and is often hampered by side-effects. Neferine, a natural alkaloid, exhibits antitumor effects in various cancers...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321777/digoxin-reduces-the-mutagenic-effects-of-mitomycin-c-in-human-and-rodent-cell-lines
#4
Júlia Teixeira de Oliveira, Maria C da Silva Barbosa, Luiz F de Camargos, Isabella Viana Gomes da Silva, Fernando de Pilla Varotti, Luciana M da Silva, Leonardo Marmo Moreira, Juliana Pereira Lyon, Vanessa J da Silva Vieira Dos Santos, Fabio Vieira Dos Santos
Digoxin is a drug widely used to treat heart failure and studies have demonstrated its potential as anticancer agent. In addition, digoxin presents the potential to interact with a series of other compounds used in medicine. The aim of the present study was to evaluate in vitro the cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and mutagenicity of digoxin and its potential to interact with the mutagen Mitomycin C (MMC). The cytotoxicity of digoxin was assessed by employing the MTT method and the comet assay was performed to assess the genotoxicity of this medicine in CHO-K1 and HeLa cell lines...
March 20, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318639/enhancement-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#5
Yu-Chi Liu, Mohamad Rosman, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of enhancement after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred twenty-four eyes of 307 patients who underwent SMILE at Singapore National Eye Center between February 2012 and March 2016. METHODS: The data collected included patient age at primary SMILE, gender, race, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), preoperative and postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity and corrected distance visual acuity, the occurrence of suction loss during the procedure, and the need for enhancement...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315945/organization-of-the-reach-and-grasp-in-head-fixed-vs-freely-moving-mice-provides-support-for-multiple-motor-channel-theory-of-neocortical-organization
#6
Ian Q Whishaw, Jamshid Faraji, Jessica Kuntz, Behroo Mirza Agha, Mukt Patel, Gerlinde A S Metz, Majid H Mohajerani
Multiple motor channel (MMC) theory of neocortical organization proposes that complex movements, such as reaching for a food item to eat, are produced by the coordinated action of separate neural channels. For example, the human reach-to-grasp act is mediated by two visuo-parieto-motor cortex channels, one for the reach and one for the grasp. The present analysis asked whether there is a similar organization of reach-and-grasp movements in the mouse. The reach-to-eat movements of the same mice were examined from high-shutter speed, frame-by-frame video analysis in three tasks in which the mice obtained equivalent success scores: when freely-moving reaching for food pellets, when head-fixed reaching for food pellets, and when head-fixed reaching for pieces of pasta...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301971/medicaid-managed-care-and-the-health-care-utilization-of-foster-children
#7
Makayla Palmer, James Marton, Aaron Yelowitz, Jeffery Talbert
A recent trend in state Medicaid programs is the transition of vulnerable populations into Medicaid managed care (MMC) who were initially carved out of such coverage, such as foster children or those with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of the transition of foster children from fee-for-service Medicaid coverage to MMC coverage on outpatient health care utilization. There is very little empirical evidence on the impact of managed care on the health care utilization of foster children because of the recent timing of these transitions as well as challenges associated with finding data sets large enough to contain a sufficient number of foster children for such analysis...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301843/specialty-based-variation-in-applying-maternal-fetal-surgery-trial-evidence
#8
Ryan M Antiel, Alan W Flake, Mark P Johnson, Nahla Khalek, Natalie E Rintoul, John D Lantos, Farr A Curlin, Jon C Tilburt, Chris Feudtner
INTRODUCTION: The Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) compared prenatal with postnatal surgery for fetal myelomeningocele (MMC). We sought to understand how subspecialists interpreted the trial results and whether their practice has changed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, mailed survey of 1,200 randomly selected maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians, neonatologists, and pediatric surgeons. RESULTS: Of 1,176 eligible physicians, 670 (57%) responded...
March 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291960/trabeculectomy-with-ologen-versus-mitomycin-c-in-juvenile-open-angle-glaucoma-a-1-year-study
#9
Fathi El-Sayyad, Heba Magdy Ahmed El-Saied, Mohamad Amr Salah Eddin Abdelhakim
BACKGROUND: We assessed bleb morphology and the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect of trabeculectomy with ologen compared to mitomycin C (MMC) in juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). METHODS: This is a prospective interventional comparative study conducted on 40 eyes (20 patients) with medically uncontrolled JOAG, randomly operating one eye for trabeculectomy with ologen (group A: 20 eyes) and the other with MMC (group B: 20 eyes). IOP measurement, SITA standard perimetry, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) for retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness were all done pre- and postoperatively...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278564/multilevel-influences-on-acceptance-of-medical-male-circumcision-in-rakai-district-uganda
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Pamela S Lilleston, Arik V Marcell, Neema Nakyanjo, Lori Leonard, Maria J Wawer
Despite access to safe medical male circumcision (MMC) and proven effectiveness of the procedure in reducing acquisition of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, uptake remains suboptimal in many settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including Rakai District, Uganda. This study explored multilevel barriers and facilitators to MMC in focus group discussions (FGDs) (n = 35 groups) in Rakai. Focus groups were conducted from May through July 2012 with adolescent and adult males, with a range of HIV risk and reproductive health service use profiles, and with adolescent and adult females...
March 1, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278504/assessing-the-feasibility-of-replacing-standard-dose-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy-with-other-intravesical-instillation-therapies-in-bladder-cancer-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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Cheng Wu, Xunrong Zhou, Chunqing Miao, Jianzhong Zhang, Qingsheng Tang, Xiumei Chang, Haodong Ni
BACKGROUND: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy plays a key role in patients with bladder cancer. The shortage of intravesical BCG has motivated researchers to seek alternatives with equivalent efficacy If other alternative intravesical agents have equivalent efficacy compared to BCG, then it may be feasible to replace standard BCG with alternative options. METHODS: We searched all relevant evidence in multiple sources and key data was extracted from included studies...
March 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270894/the-effect-of-individualized-versus-standardized-parenteral-nutrition-on-body-weight-in-very-preterm-infants
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Vincent H M Evering, Peter Andriessen, Carola E P M Duijsters, Jeroen Brogtrop, Luc J J Derijks
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate whether standardizing total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is at least non-inferior to TPN with individualized composition in premature infants with a gestational age (GA) < 32 weeks. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, all preterm born in or transferred to Maxima Medical Center (MMC) within 24 hours after birth with a GA < 32 weeks were included. The individualized group (2011) was compared to the partially standardized group (2012) and completely standardized group (2014) consequently...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266920/morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-a-narrative-review-of-strategies-to-prioritize-quality-improvement
#13
Vanessa Giesbrecht, Selena Au
BACKGROUND: The morbidity and mortality conference (MMC) provides a valuable opportunity to review patient care processes and safety concerns, aligning with a growing quality improvement (QI) mandate. Yet the structure, processes, and aims of many MMCs are often ill-defined. This review summarizes strategies employed by medical, surgical, and critical care departments in the development of patient safety-centered MMCs. METHODS: A structured narrative review of literature was conducted using combinations of the search terms "morbidity and mortality conference(s)," "morbidity and mortality meetings," or "morbidity and mortality round(s)...
November 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265532/corrigendum-to-a-simple-method-to-assess-in-vivo-proliferation-in-lung-vasculature-with-edu-the-case-of-mmc-induced-pvod-in-rat
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Fabrice Antigny, Benoît Ranchoux, Valérie Nadeau, Edmund Lau, Sébastien Bonnet, Frédéric Perros
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2015/326385.].
2017: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262446/separation-of-ortho-meta-and-para-isomers-of-methylmethcathinone-mmc-and-methylethcathinone-mec-using-lc-esi-ms-ms-application-to-forensic-serum-samples
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Alexandra Maas, Konrad Sydow, Burkhard Madea, Cornelius Hess
Separation and identification of positional isomers is an important issue in forensic toxicology, particularly in the context of new psychoactive substances (NPS). Despite the structural similarity, positional isomers often show different pharmacological properties and thus can exhibit dramatic differences with respect to their toxicity. Additionally, besides these pharmacological and toxicological effects, the legal status is also of great importance. We present a sensitive and selective LC-MS/MS method to separate the ortho, meta and para isomers of methylmethcathinone (MMC) and methylethcathinone (MEC) using a core-shell biphenyl analytical column...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260400/evaluation-of-genotoxic-effects-of-3-methyl-5-4-carboxycyclohexylmethyl-tetrahydro-2h-1-3-5-thiadiazine-2-thione-on-human-peripheral-lymphocytes
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Ece Avuloğlu-Yılmaz, Deniz Yüzbaşıoğlu, Azime Berna Özçelik, Seyhan Ersan, Fatma Ünal
CONTEXT: Tranexamic acid is commonly used for curing abnormal bleeding in a variety of diseases. In a previous study, 12 different tetrahydro-2H-1,3,5-thiadiazine derivatives were synthesized from the amine group of tranexamic acid. Their antifibrinolytic and antimicrobial activities were compared with tranexamic acid. 3-Methyl-5-(4-carboxycyclohexylmethyl)-tetrahydro-2H-1,3,5-thiadiazine-2-thione (3-MTTT) was the most remarkable one, which may be used as a drug. OBJECTIVES: In vitro genotoxicity of 3-MTTT was investigated using chromosome aberrations (CAs), sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs), micronucleus (MN) and comet assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258532/counterclockwise-maxillomandibular-advancement-a-choice-for-chinese-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
Silong Wei, Yong Zhang, Xiaojing Guo, Wenwen Yu, Meng Wang, Kan Yao, Hongxia Sun, Hua Zhang, Xiaofeng Lu
PURPOSE: Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is an effective alternative for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the promotion of MMA in China is limited by many Chinese patients having a convex facial profile. To achieve maximal upper airway enlargement without an esthetic disaster, we added counterclockwise rotation of the maxillomandibular complex (MMC) in the routine MMA. In this paper, we have evaluated the objective and subjective outcomes of this technology...
March 3, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252022/simultaneous-removal-of-atrazine-and-copper-using-polyacrylic-acid-functionalized-magnetic-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-from-water-adsorption-mechanism
#18
Yaoyu Zhou, Fengfeng Zhang, Lin Tang, Jiachao Zhang, Guangming Zeng, Lin Luo, Yuanyuan Liu, Pei Wang, Bo Peng, Xiaocheng Liu
Highly efficient simultaneous removal of atrazine and Cu(II) was accomplished using synthesized polyacrylic acid-functionalized magnetic ordered mesoporous carbon (P-MMC) as compared to magnetic ordered mesoporous carbon (MMC) and ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC). The mutual effects and interactive mechanism of their adsorption onto P-MMC were investigated systematically by binary, preloading and thermodynamic adsorption procedures. In both binary and preloading systems, the adsorption of atrazine was inhibited to some extent by the presence of Cu(II) because of selective recognition and direct competition, but the presence of atrazine had negligible effect on Cu(II) desorption...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244295/safety-of-using-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitor-in-experimental-glaucoma-filtration-surgery
#19
Wool Suh, Kyung Eun Han, Jae Ryong Han
We evaluated the safety of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor in experimental glaucoma filtration surgery in an animal model. Fifteen New Zealand white rabbits underwent an experimental trabeculectomy and were randomly allocated into 3 groups according to the adjuvant agent: no treatment group (n = 5), 0.02% mitomycin C (MMC) soaking group (n = 5), and MMP inhibitor (ilomastat) subconjunctival injection group (n = 5). Slit lamp examination with Seidel testing, pachymetry, and specular microscopy was performed preoperatively and postoperatively...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225708/medical-male-circumcision-coverage-in-rakai-uganda
#20
Xiangrong Kong, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Ssekasanvu, Fred Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, Larry W Chang, Carl Latkin, David Serwadda, Maria J Wawer, Ronald H Gray
We assessed medical male circumcision (MMC) scale-up in Rakai, Uganda using population-based surveys during 2007-2014. MMC coverage increased from 28.5 to 52.0%. Coverage was initially lower in 15-19-year-olds but increased in 2014, was higher in married men and in trading communities, and lowest in the sexually inactive. Coverage did not vary by self-perceived risk of HIV or HIV serostatus. Increasing generalized coverage suggested that MMC became normative, but coverage falls short of WHO/Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 80% targets, indicating the need for demand generation...
March 13, 2017: AIDS
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