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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429944/biotechnological-production-of-dimethoxyflavonoids-using-a-fusion-flavonoid-o-methyltransferase-possessing-both-3-and-7-o-methyltransferase-activities
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Danbi Lee, Hye Lin Park, Sang-Won Lee, Seong Hee Bhoo, Man-Ho Cho
Although they are less abundant in nature, methoxyflavonoids have distinct physicochemical and pharmacological properties compared to common nonmethylated flavonoids. Thus, enzymatic conversion and biotransformation using genetically engineered microorganisms of flavonoids have been attempted for the efficient production of methoxyflavonoids. Because of their regiospecificity, more than two flavonoid O-methyltransferases (FOMTs) and enzyme reactions are required to biosynthesize di(or poly)-methoxyflavonoids...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413481/oxymatrine-on-hsp90a-expression-and-apoptosis-in-a-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#2
Bing Zhu, Jianru Yang, Sifeng Chen, Pei Zhang, Lin Shen, Xiaolong Li, Jing Li
The protective effects of oxymatrine (OMT) on apoptosis and heat shock protein 90a (Hsp90a) expression in a rabbit model of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) were investigated. The model of LIRI was established in rabbits and they were randomly divided into two groups: The control group (group C, n=10), and experimental group (further divided into groups E1, n=10; and group E2, n=10), to measure the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in lung tissue homogenates at several time points (T0, 0 min; T1, 60 min; T2, 120 min; T3, 180 min; and T4, 240 min), and to measures changes in lung tissue wet/dry weight ratio (W/D), apoptosis index (AI), and Hsp90a expression and organization at T2, T3 and T4...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409510/combined-osteopathy-and-exercise-management-of-achilles-tendinopathy-in-an-athlete-a-case-report
#3
Georgia Ross, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sporting populations. There is conflicting evidence about the best approach to conservative management. This report focuses on the rehabilitation of an Achilles tendinopathy utilising osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) and a structured exercise program in a semi-professional volleyballer. The patient presented with a 4-month history of right mid-portion Achilles tendon pain that begun after a lateral inversion sprain of the right ankle. The primary complaint was pain impacting the patients vertical jump performance...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389275/effect-of-oxymatrine-hspc-liposomes-on-improving-bioavailability-liver-target-distribution-and-hepatoprotective-activity-of-oxymatrine
#4
Meifeng Liu, Sha Jin, Hao Yan, Song Du
Oxymatrine (OMT) and matrine (MT) are two naturally occurring alkaloids, both of them provide anti-hepatitis effects. However OMT effect was heavily limited due to its low bioavailability, short half-life and whole body distribution. Herein, we investigated hydrogenated soybean phosphatidylcholine (HSPC) liposomes made by pH gradient active loading to understand the improved hepatoprotective effect mechanisms. Pharmacokinetics researches demonstrated the half-life time of OMT HSPC liposomes was 17.10h in mice...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387489/-orthopaedic-manual-therapy-definition-characteristics-and-update-on-the-situation-in-belgium
#5
REVIEW
C Demoulin, Y Depas, M Vanderthommen, Y Henrotin, S Wolfs, B Cagnie, B Hidalgo
Although orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT) has existed for decades, and although a recent Belgian Royal Decree, published in 2014, recognized it as a particular professional qualification in physiotherapy for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions, OMT remains little known by patients, but also by healthcare professionals. Yet, this professional qualification, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatments, guided by the best available scientific and clinical evidence and the specific biopsychosocial characteristics of each patient, is the subject of a growing number of scientific studies pointing out its effectiveness...
March 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384014/cardiac-medication-use-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-nonobstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Falisha Adatia, Shannon Galway, Maja Grubisic, May Lee, Patrick Daniele, Karin H Humphries, Tara L Sedlak
IMPORTANCE: Patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) have an elevated cardiac event rate, suggesting that these patients may benefit from cardiac medication. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the rates of cardiac medication use 3 months before angiography and 3 months following clinically indicated angiography for MI in patients with no CAD, nonobstructive CAD, and obstructive CAD. We also examined the sex differences in cardiac medication use 3 months following angiography in patients by extent of angiographic CAD...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352200/osteopathy-for-primary-headache-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Cerritelli, Eleonora Lacorte, Nuria Ruffini, Nicola Vanacore
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to assess the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patients with headache. BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the most common and disabling medical conditions. It affects more than 15% of the general population, causing high global socioeconomic costs, and the currently available treatment options are inadequate. METHODS: We systematically reviewed all available studies investigating the use of OMT in patients with migraine and other forms of headache...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346602/attitudes-of-family-medicine-program-directors-toward-osteopathic-residents-under-the-single-accreditation-system
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Laura K Hempstead, Todd D Shaffer, Karen B Williams, Lt Col James Arnold
BACKGROUND: Between 2015 and 2020, residency programs accredited through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are preparing the single graduate medical education (GME) system through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the attitudes of family medicine program directors in programs accredited dually by the AOA and ACGME (AOA/ACGME) or ACGME only toward the clinical and academic preparedness of osteopathic residency candidates and (2) to determine program director attitudes toward the perceived value of osteopathic-focused education, including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) curricula...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335841/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-minute%C3%A2-ventilation-targeted-adaptive-servo-ventilation-therapy-in-heart-failure-the-cat-hf-trial
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Christopher M O'Connor, David J Whellan, Mona Fiuzat, Naresh M Punjabi, Gudaye Tasissa, Kevin J Anstrom, Adam V Benjafield, Holger Woehrle, Amy B Blase, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Olaf Oldenberg
BACKGROUND: Sleep apnea is common in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: The CAT-HF (Cardiovascular Improvements With MV-ASV Therapy in Heart Failure) trial investigated whether minute ventilation (MV) adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) improved cardiovascular outcomes in hospitalized HF patients with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea. METHODS: Eligible patients hospitalized with HF and moderate-to-severe sleep apnea were randomized to ASV plus optimized medical therapy (OMT) or OMT alone (control)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329436/prospective-evaluation-of-a-week-one-overnight-metyrapone-test-with-subsequent-dynamic-assessments-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-function-after-pituitary-surgery
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Katherine English, Warrick J Inder, Zara Weedon, Goce Dimeski, Jane Sorbello, Anthony W Russell, Emma L Duncan, Ross Cuneo
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an overnight metyrapone test (OMT) within the first week post pituitary surgery can definitively assess the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, compared with subsequent dynamic tests and glucocorticoid requirement at 6 months. DESIGN: Prospective study measuring morning cortisol levels on day 3 and 4 post-operatively, OMT day 5-7 and week 6, 250μg short Synacthen test (SST) week 6 and insulin tolerance test (ITT) week 7. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Forty participants who underwent pituitary surgery at a single centre (Cushing's disease excluded) and were followed for at least 6 months...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328840/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-showed-reduction-of-length-of-stay-and-costs-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Diego Lanaro, Nuria Ruffini, Andrea Manzotti, Gianluca Lista
BACKGROUND: Osteopathic medicine is an emerging and complementary method used in neonatology. METHODS: Outcomes were the mean difference in length of stay (LOS) and costs between osteopathy and alternative treatment group. A comprehensive literature search of (quasi)- randomized controlled trials (RCTs), was conducted from journal inception to May, 2015. Eligible studies must have treated preterm infants directly in the crib or bed and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) must have been performed by osteopaths...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323163/cerebrospinal-and-interstitial-fluid-transport-via-the-glymphatic-pathway-modeled-by-optimal-mass-transport
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Vadim Ratner, Yi Gao, Hedok Lee, Rena Elkin, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste, Allen Tannenbaum
The glymphatic pathway is a system which facilitates continuous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and interstitial fluid (ISF) exchange and plays a key role in removing waste products from the rodent brain. Dysfunction of the glymphatic pathway may be implicated in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease. Intriguingly, the glymphatic system is most active during deep wave sleep general anesthesia. By using paramagnetic tracers administered into CSF of rodents, we previously showed the utility of MRI in characterizing a macroscopic whole brain view of glymphatic transport but we have yet to define and visualize the specific flow patterns...
March 18, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294862/-revascularization-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-whether-to-change-the-approach
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L L Bershtein, N O Katamadze, A E Golovina, S A Sayganov
Current international guidelines on stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) state that coronary revascularization is indicated in cases of: limiting ischemic symptoms while on optimal medical therapy (OMT); high risk coronary anatomy; high risk stress test result. At the same time, many results supporting these conclusions were obtained in relatively old studies, conducted when the approaches to medical therapy and revascularization techniques differed greatly from contemporary practice. Many of the conclusions have been based on data from observational studies and subanalyses of randomized clinical trials, therefore methodologically are not sufficiently reliable...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291726/change-in-angiogram-derived-management-strategy-of-patients-with-chest-pain-when-some-ffr-data-are-available-how-consistent-is-the-effect
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Vinayak Nagaraja, Mamas Mamas, Michael Mahmoudi, Campbell Rogers, Nick Curzen
BACKGROUND: The assessment of patients presenting with angina using invasive angiography alone is imperfect. By contrast, fractional flow reserve (FFR) allows for assessment of lesion-specific ischemia, which is predictive of clinical outcome. A series of studies has demonstrated that the availability of FFR data at the time of diagnostic angiography leads to significant differences in the management of those patients. HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this paper is to describe assess the consistency in the difference in management resulting from an FFR-directed versus and angiogram-directed strategy in appropriate observational and randomized trials...
February 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251008/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-limits-chronic-constipation-in-a-child-with-pitt-hopkins-syndrome
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Alessandro Aquino, Mattia Perini, Silvia Cosmai, Silvia Zanon, Viviana Pisa, Carmine Castagna, Stefano Uberti
Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by insufficient expression of the TCF4 gene. Children with PTHS typically present with gastrointestinal disorders and early severe chronic constipation is frequently found (75%). Here we describe the case of a PTHS male 10-year-old patient with chronic constipation in whom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) resulted in improved bowel functions, as assessed by the diary, the QPGS-Form A Section C questionnaire, and the Paediatric Bristol Stool Form Scale...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241329/osteopathic-medical-student-practice-of-osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-during-school-break
#16
Stacey Pierce-Talsma, R Mitchell Hiserote, Gregg Lund
CONTEXT: Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is integral in osteopathic medical education. The timing of the loss of interest, leading to decreasing clinical use, is unclear. Osteopathic medical students' activities during laboratories or rotations are determined by laboratory or preceptor requirements and do not characterize students' interest in or how they value OMT. Students who practice OMT when they are not required to may demonstrate that they are interested in, perceive a positive value of, and have confidence in using OMT...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215390/osteopathic-management-of-chronic-constipation-in-women-patients-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Aurélie Belvaux, Michel Bouchoucha, Robert Benamouzig
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Constipation is a common problem in western countries. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for the treatment of constipated women with functional constipation (FC) or defeation disorders (DD). METHODS: Twenty-one constipated females referred to a tertiary center were recruited. A course of OMT, weekly for four weeks, was given. Clinical questionnaire, Bristol stool form scale and patients' subjective perception of constipation, bloating and abdominal pain, were recorded...
February 15, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130543/monitoring-intravenous-abuse-of-methadone-or-buprenorphine-in-opiate-maintenance-treatment-omt-a-simple-and-fast-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-detection-of-disaccharides-in-urine-samples
#18
Hilke Jungen, Hilke Andresen-Streichert, Alexander Müller, Stefanie Iwersen-Bergmann
The detection of disaccharides in urine is under investigation to act as a marker for intravenous abuse of disaccharide formulations, like liquid methadone with syrup (sucrose), methadone tablets (lactose and sucrose), or buprenorphine tablets (lactose). As the detection time in urine has not yet been investigated and a routine method for detecting disaccharides is still lacking, a study was performed to estimate the window of detection in urine after intravenous consumption of disaccharides. Furthermore, an analytical LC-MSMS method for the quantification of sucrose and lactose in urine was validated...
January 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126209/hepatotoxicity-induced-by-radix-sophorae-tonkinensis-in-mice-and-increased-serum-cholinesterase-as-a-potential-supplemental-biomarker-for-liver-injury
#19
Liping Wang, Jinyao Lu, Wei Sun, Yingmin Gu, Chaochao Zhang, Ruomin Jin, Lingyong Li, Zean Zhang, Xuesong Tian
Radix Sophorae tonkinensis (S. tonkinensis) is used in Chinese folk medicine to treat sore throats, viral hepatitis, and jaundice. However, little is known about the hepatotoxicity induced by it. This study is to investigate hepatotoxicity induced by radix S. tonkinensis and a potential supplemental biomarker for liver injury through acute toxicity, accumulative toxicity, tolerance test, and sub-chronic toxicity. The contents of cytisine (CYT), matrine (MT), and oxymatrine (OMT) in radix S. tonkinensis extracts were determined simultaneously by the method we developed...
January 23, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109570/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-improves-heart-surgery-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Vittorio Racca, Bruno Bordoni, Paolo Castiglioni, Maddalena Modica, Maurizio Ferratini
BACKGROUND: Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess whether OMT contributes to sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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