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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210286/bilastine-in-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-and-urticaria-a-practical-approach-to-treatment-decisions-based-on-queries-received-by-the-medical-information-department
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Amalia Leceta, Ander Sologuren, Román Valiente, Cristina Campo, Luis Labeaga
BACKGROUND: Bilastine is a safe and effective commonly prescribed non-sedating H1-antihistamine approved for symptomatic treatment in patients with allergic disorders such as rhinoconjunctivitis and urticaria. It was evaluated in many patients throughout the clinical development required for its approval, but clinical trials generally exclude many patients who will benefit in everyday clinical practice (especially those with coexisting diseases and/or being treated with concomitant drugs)...
2017: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210232/confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-combined-social-phobia-scale-and-social-interaction-anxiety-scale-support-for-a-bifactor-model
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Rapson Gomez, Shaun D Watson
For the Social Phobia Scale (SPS) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) together, this study examined support for a bifactor model, and also the internal consistency reliability and external validity of the factors in this model. Participants (N = 526) were adults from the general community who completed the SPS and SIAS. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of their ratings indicated good support for the bifactor model. For this model, the loadings for all but six items were higher on the general factor than the specific factors...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209994/reversal-of-the-apoptotic-resistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-towards-trail-by-natural-product-toosendanin
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Xin Li, Ming You, Yong-Jian Liu, Lin Ma, Pei-Pei Jin, Ri Zhou, Zhao-Xin Zhang, Baojin Hua, Xiao-Jun Ji, Xiao-Ying Cheng, Fangzhou Yin, Yan Chen, Wu Yin
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively triggers cancer cell death via its association with death receptors on the cell membrane, but exerts negligible side effects on normal cells. However, some non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients exhibited resistance to TRAIL treatment in clinical trials, and the mechanism varies. In this study, we described for the first time that toosendanin (TSN), a triterpenoid derivative used in Chinese medicine for pain management, could significantly sensitize human primary NSCLC cells or NSCLC cell lines to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo, while showing low toxicity against human primary cells or tissues...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208642/photoluminescent-gold-nanoclusters-in-cancer-cells-cellular-uptake-toxicity-and-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Marija Matulionyte, Dominyka Dapkute, Laima Budenaite, Greta Jarockyte, Ricardas Rotomskis
In recent years, photoluminescent gold nanoclusters have attracted considerable interest in both fundamental biomedical research and practical applications. Due to their ultrasmall size, unique molecule-like optical properties, and facile synthesis gold nanoclusters have been considered very promising photoluminescent agents for biosensing, bioimaging, and targeted therapy. Yet, interaction of such ultra-small nanoclusters with cells and other biological objects remains poorly understood. Therefore, the assessment of the biocompatibility and potential toxicity of gold nanoclusters is of major importance before their clinical application...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202218/pancreatic-fistula-risk-for-pancreatoduodenectomy-an-international-survey-of-surgeon-perception
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Matthew T McMillan, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Michael H Sprys, Brett L Ecker, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: Clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) is a morbid complication following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). It is unclear how pancreatic surgeons perceive risk for this complication, and the implications thereof. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed to members of 22 international GI surgical societies. CR-POPF risk factors were categorized as follows: (i) patient factors, (ii) pancreatic gland characteristics, (iii) intraoperative variables, (iv) perioperative mitigation techniques, or (v) institutional features...
February 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202065/alternative-transmission-routes-in-the-malaria-elimination-era-an-overview-of-transfusion-transmitted-malaria-in-the-americas
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Regina M Alho, Kim Vinícius Amaral Machado, Fernando F A Val, Nelson A Fraiji, Marcia A A Alexandre, Gisely C Melo, Judith Recht, André M Siqueira, Wuelton M Monteiro, Marcus V G Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition. There has been no systematic review of this health problem in American countries. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of TT malaria in the Americas and identify factors associated with lethality based on the studies published in the literature. METHODS: Potentially relevant papers in all languages were retrieved from MEDLINE and LILACS...
February 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199124/tempo-spatial-activation-of-sequential-quadruple-stimuli-for-high-gene-expression-of-polymeric-gene-nanocomplexes
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Hana Cho, Young-Woo Cho, Sun-Woong Kang, Mi-Kyoung Kwak, Kang Moo Huh, You Han Bae, Han Chang Kang
The clinical application of intracellular gene delivery via nanosized carriers is hindered by intracellular multistep barriers that limit high levels of gene expression. To solve these issues, four different intracellular or external stimuli that can efficiently activate a gene carrier, a gene, or a photosensitizer (pheophorbide A [PhA]) were assessed in this study. The designed nanosized polymeric gene complexes were composed of PhA-loaded thiol-degradable polycation (PhA@RPC) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter-equipped pDNA...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196544/diagnostic-error-in-the-emergency-department-follow-up-of-patients-with-minor-trauma-in-the-outpatient-clinic
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Pieter-Jan Moonen, Luc Mercelina, Willem Boer, Tom Fret
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Department (ED) is prone to diagnostic error. Most frequent diagnostic errors involved "minor" trauma. Our goal was to determine how frequently a missed diagnosis was detected during follow up and to determine the frequency and causes of primary missed diagnosis and diagnostic error. METHODS: A retrospective single centre study review, during 6 months including all patients presenting to the outpatient clinic after ED admission with a minor trauma...
February 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196503/validation-of-the-generic-medical-interview-satisfaction-scale-the-g-miss-questionnaire
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Axel Maurice-Szamburski, Pierre Michel, Anderson Loundou, Pascal Auquier
BACKGROUND: Patients have about seven medical consultations a year. Despite the importance of medical interviews in the healthcare process, there is no generic instrument to assess patients' experiences in general practices, medical specialties, and surgical specialties. The main objective was to validate a questionnaire assessing patients' experiences with medical consultations in various practices. METHOD: The G-MISS study was a prospective multi-center trial that enrolled patients from May to July 2016...
February 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194655/practical-time-considerations-for-optically-stimulated-luminescent-dosimetry-osld-in-total-body-irradiation
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Martin Butson, Mamoon Haque, Leon Smith, Ethan Butson, David Odgers, Dane Pope, Tina Gorjiana, May Whitaker, Johnny Morales, Angela Hong, Robin Hill
Total body irradiation (TBI) treatments are used to treat the whole body in preparation for hematopoietic stem cell (or bone marrow) transplantation. Our standard clinical regimen is a 12 Gy in 6 fraction, bi-daily technique using 6 MV X-rays at an extended Source-to-Surface distance (SSD) of 300 cm. Utilizing these characteristics, the beam dose rate is reduced below 7 cGy/min as is standard for TBI treatment. Dose received by the patient is monitored using optically stimulated luminescent dosimetry (OSLD)...
February 13, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194617/longitudinal-measurement-invariance-of-the-dutch-outcome-questionnaire-45-in-a-clinical-sample
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Ruslan Jabrayilov, Wilco H M Emons, Kim de Jong, Klaas Sijtsma
PURPOSE: In the absence of measurement invariance across measurement occasions, change scores based on pretest-posttest measurements may be inaccurate representations of real change on the latent variable. In this study, we examined whether measurement invariance held in the Dutch version of Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ-45). METHOD: Using secondary data analysis of a sample of N = 540 Dutch outpatients, we tested the stability of the factorial structure (gamma change) and the metric and scalar invariance (beta change) across pretest and posttest measurements using a combination of factor analysis and item response theory methodology...
February 13, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185680/recurrent-pericarditis
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M Imazio, A Battaglia, L Gaido, F Gaita
Recurrent pericarditis is the most troublesome complication of pericarditis occurring in 15 to 30% of cases. The pathogenesis is often presumed to be immune-mediated although a specific rheumatologic diagnosis is commonly difficult to find. The clinical diagnosis is based on recurrent pericarditis chest pain and additional objective evidence of disease activity (e.g. pericardial rub, ECG changes, pericardial effusion, elevation of markers of inflammation, and/or imaging evidence of pericardial inflammation by CT or cardiac MR)...
February 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185463/-lymphoedema-following-regional-lymph-node-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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P Vrtělová, O Coufal, V Fait, L Gabrielová, O Zapletal
BACKGROUND: The treatment of breast cancer is based on the multimodal principle and surgery of regional lymph nodes is an inseparable part of this. Indication criteria are changing constantly folowing advances in other modalities. It is necessary to consider not only the diagnostic or therapeutic benefit but also to take into account adverse effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that axillary dissection (ALND) is burdened by a high frequency of chronic lymphoedema of the arm or chest wall; however, a considerable percentage of patients may also suffer from lymphoedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185303/interchangeable-neck-shape-specific-coils-for-a-clinically-realizable-anterior-neck-phased-array-system
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Michael J Beck, Dennis L Parker, Bradley D Bolster, Seong-Eun Kim, J Scott McNally, Gerald S Treiman, J Rock Hadley
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the interchangeable neck shape-specific (NSS) coil concept that supplements standard commercial spine and head/neck coils to provide simultaneous high-resolution (hi-res) head/neck imaging with high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). METHODS: Two NSS coils were constructed on formers designed to fit two different neck shapes. A 7-channel (7ch) ladder array was constructed on a medium neck former, and a 9-channel (9ch) ladder array was constructed on large neck former...
February 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181018/biomedical-implications-from-a-morphoelastic-continuum-model-for-the-simulation-of-contracture-formation-in-skin-grafts-that-cover-excised-burns
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Daniël C Koppenol, Fred J Vermolen
A continuum hypothesis-based model is developed for the simulation of the (long term) contraction of skin grafts that cover excised burns in order to obtain suggestions regarding the ideal length of splinting therapy and when to start with this therapy such that the therapy is effective optimally. Tissue is modeled as an isotropic, heterogeneous, morphoelastic solid. With respect to the constituents of the tissue, we selected the following constituents as primary model components: fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, collagen molecules, and a generic signaling molecule...
February 8, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173768/-bowel-prep-hyponatremia-a-state-of-acute-water-intoxication-facilitated-by-low-dietary-solute-intake-case-report-and-literature-review
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Martin Windpessl, Christoph Schwarz, Manfred Wallner
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic hyponatremia is considered a rare complication of oral bowel preparation for colonoscopy. The pathophysiology underlying this phenomenon has been widely regarded as a mere sequela of excessive arginine vasopressin (AVP) release. CASE PRESENTATION: This case describes a 61-year old woman who developed acute hyponatremic encephalopathy when preparing for elective outpatient lower endoscopy. She had had negligible oral solute intake for two days and ingested four liters of clear fluid within two hours...
February 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173609/the-effect-of-tapered-toothbrush-filaments-compared-to-end-rounded-filaments-on-dental-plaque-gingivitis-and-gingival%C3%A2-abrasion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fcr Hoogteijling, N L Hennequin-Hoenderdos, G A Van der Weijden, D E Slot
AIM: This systematic review was performed to establish the effect of a manual toothbrush with tapered toothbrush filaments (TFTBs) compared to a manual toothbrush with end-rounded toothbrush filaments (ERTB) on clinical parameters of dental plaque, gingivitis and gingival abrasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE-PubMed and Cochrane-CENTRAL databases were searched. The inclusion criteria were (randomized) controlled clinical trials, participants ≥18 years and papers evaluating the effect of a TFTB compared to an ERTB...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168619/pure-endoscopic-management-of-epileptogenic-hypothalamic-hamartomas
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S Chibbaro, H Cebula, J Scholly, J Todeschi, I Ollivier, A Timofeev, M Ganau, P Di Emidio, M P Valenti, A M Staack, T Bast, B J Steinhoff, E Hirsch, P Kehrli, F Proust
Hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) are rare congenital malformations located in the region of the tuber cinereum and third ventricle. Their usual clinical presentation is characterized by gelastic/dacrystic seizures which often become pharmaco-resistant and progress to secondary focal/generalized intractable epilepsy causing mostly in children cognitive and behavioral problems (particularly in cases of progressive epileptic encephalopathy) and precocious puberty. Whereas gelastic seizures can be surgically controlled either by resection of the lesion or disconnection (tissue-destructive) procedures, aimed at functionally prevent the spreading of the epileptic burst; generalized seizures tend to respond better to HH excision rather than isolated neocortical resections, which generally fail to control them...
February 7, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166520/universal-sustained-viral-response-to-the-combination-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-and-dasabuvir-with-without-ribavirin-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-1-and-4
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Soraya Abad, Almudena Vega, Eduardo Hernández, Evangelina Mérida, Patricia de Sequera, Marta Albalate, Nicolás Macías, Monica Milla, Juan M López-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among patients on hemodialysis (HD) and is associated with poor prognosis. Treatment with interferon and ribavirin is poorly tolerated, and few data are available on the impact of new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). This study was intended to analyze the efficacy and safety of treatment with a combination of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir with/without ribavirin in HCV-infected patients on HD from 3 hospitals...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165642/the-clinical-anatomy-of-the-physical-examination-of-the-abdomen-a-comprehensive-review
#20
REVIEW
Muhammad Bilal, Vlad Voin, Nitsa Topale, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Physical examination of the abdomen is an essential skill. Knowledge of its clinical anatomy and application is vital for making diagnoses. Misinterpretation of anatomy during examination can have serious consequences. This review addresses understanding of the anatomy, methodology and complications of abdominal physical examination. It includes particular reference to modern technology and investigations. Physical examination is performed for diagnostic purposes. However, the art of physical examination is declining as more and more clinicians rely on newer technology...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
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