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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637284/descriptive-texture-analyses-of-cooked-patties-made-of-chicken-breast-with-the-woody-breast-condition1
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G Sanchez Brambila, Debolina Chatterjee, B Bowker, H Zhuang
The woody breast (WB) condition negatively influences the texture characteristics and quality of intact broiler breast fillets (Pectoralis major). But the impact of WB on ground meat is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of WB on the texture and cook loss of ground meat made of broiler breast fillets. Broiler breasts (deboned 3 h postmortem) were collected on 3 separate trial d from the commercial deboning line and classified into normal and severe WB fillet categories. Individual fillets were either ground and formed into patties or left intact prior to being stored for 7 d at -20°C...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633905/short-and-long-term-mortality-of-patients-presenting-with-bleeding-events-to-the-emergency-department
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Alberto Conti, Noemi Renzi, Daniele Molesti, Simone Bianchi, Irene Bogazzi, Giada Bongini, Giuseppe Pepe, Fabiana Frosini, Alessio Bertini, Massimo Santini
BACKGROUND: Death of patients presenting with bleeding events to the Emergency Department still represent a major problem. We sought to analyze clinical characteristics associated with worse outcomes including short- and long-term death, beyond antithombotic treatment strategy. METHODS: Patients presenting with any bleeding events during 2016-2017years were enrolled. Clinical parameters, site of bleeding, major bleeding, ongoing anti-thrombotic treatment strategy and death were collected...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619197/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-cardiovascular-disease-evidence-and-potential-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Panpan Hao, Fan Jiang, Jing Cheng, Lianyue Ma, Yun Zhang, Yuxia Zhao
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has more than 2,000 years of history and has gained widespread clinical applications. However, the explicit role of TCM in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease remains unclear due to a lack of sound scientific evidence. Currently available randomized controlled trials on TCM are flawed, with small sample sizes and diverse outcomes, making it difficult to draw definite conclusions about the actual benefits and harms of TCM. Here, we systematically assessed the efficacy and safety of TCM for cardiovascular disease, as well as the pharmacological effects of active TCM ingredients on the cardiovascular system and potential mechanisms...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610903/comparison-of-infectious-influenza-a-virus-quantification-methods-employing-immuno-staining
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Jaroslav Hollý, Margaréta Fogelová, Lucia Jakubcová, Karolína Tomčíková, Mária Vozárová, Eva Varečková, František Kostolanský
Infections caused by highly variable influenza A viruses (IAVs) pose perpetual threat to humans as well as to animals. Their surveillance requires reliable methods for their qualitative and quantitative analysis. The most frequently utilized quantification method is the titration by plaque assay or 50% tissue culture infectious dose estimation by TCID50. However, both methods are time-consuming. Moreover, some IAV strains form hardly visible plaques, and the evaluation of TCID50 is subjective. Employment of immuno-staining into the classic protocols for plaque assay or TCID50 assay enables to avoid these problems and moreover, shorten the time needed for reliable infectious virus quantification...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604824/decline-in-cd4-t-lymphocytes-with-monotherapy-bridging-strategy-for-non-adherent-adolescents-living-with-hiv-infection-results-of-the-impaact-p1094-randomized-trial
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Allison L Agwu, Meredith G Warshaw, Elizabeth J McFarland, George K Siberry, Ann J Melvin, Andrew A Wiznia, Lee Fairlie, Sandra Boyd, Paul Harding, Hans M L Spiegel, Elaine J Abrams, Vincent J Carey
INTRODUCTION: Management of persistently non-adherent youth living with HIV (YLHIV) with virologic failure (VF) on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) remains challenging. One strategy has been using 3TC/ FTC monotherapy (3TC/FTC), which in the presence of the M184V resistance mutation, does not suppress viral replication nor select for additional drug resistance mutations, and reduces viral fitness with limited side effects. P1094 compared the immunologic outcome of continuing failing cART vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598687/lomitapide-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Amanda J Berberich, Robert A Hegele
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a serious rare inherited condition that leads to extremely elevated levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and predisposes affected individuals to high risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Traditional therapies are largely ineffective in managing the hypercholesterolemia in these patients; diet and regular LDL-apheresis are the mainstays of management. Lomitapide is an inhibitor of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) that blocks the assembly of metabolic precursors of LDL particles...
June 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598193/sample-size-estimation-for-pilot-animal-experiments-by-using-a-markov-chain-monte-carlo-approach
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Andreas Allgoewer, Benjamin Mayer
The statistical determination of sample size is mandatory when planning animal experiments, but it is usually difficult to implement appropriately. The main reason is that prior information is hardly ever available, so the assumptions made cannot be verified reliably. This is especially true for pilot experiments. Statistical simulation might help in these situations. We used a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) approach to verify the pragmatic assumptions made on different distribution parameters used for power and sample size calculations in animal experiments...
May 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584909/a-review-of-phosphate-binders-in-chronic-kidney-disease-incremental-progress-or-just-higher-costs
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REVIEW
Wendy L St Peter, Lori D Wazny, Eric Weinhandl, Katie E Cardone, Joanna Q Hudson
As kidney disease progresses, phosphorus retention also increases, and phosphate binders are used to treat hyperphosphatemia. Clinicians prescribe phosphate binders thinking that reducing total body burden of phosphorus may decrease risks of mineral and bone disorder, fractures, cardiovascular disease, progression of kidney disease, and mortality. Recent meta-analyses suggest that sevelamer use results in lower mortality than use of calcium-containing phosphate binders. However, studies included in meta-analyses show significant heterogeneity, and exclusion or inclusion of specific studies alters results...
June 5, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570649/antioxidant-agents-for-delaying-diabetic-kidney-disease-progression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Davide Bolignano, Valeria Cernaro, Guido Gembillo, Rossella Baggetta, Michele Buemi, Graziella D'Arrigo
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is a key player in the genesis and worsening of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We aimed at collecting all available information on possible benefits of chronic antioxidant supplementations on DKD progression. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. POPULATION: Adults with DKD (either secondary to type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus). SEARCH STRATEGY AND SOURCES: Cochrane CENTRAL, Ovid-MEDLINE and PubMed were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs without language or follow-up restriction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562571/hemodynamic-instability-after-pulmonary-veins-isolation-in-a-patient-with-dual-chamber-pacemaker-the-phantom-injury-of-the-ventricular-lead
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Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
INTRODUCTION: The standard treatment of sinus node dysfunction (SND) is the pacemaker implantation, and the ideal methodology for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is rhythm control, but this is sometimes very hard to accomplish. For such actions, complete isolation of all pulmonary veins (PVI) is currently widely accepted as the best endpoint. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, we report a female patient, 81 years old, with controlled hypertension, without coronary artery disease, bearer of bilateral knee replacement, and dual chamber pacemaker implanted 1...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560544/profile-of-osteoarthritic-patients-undergoing-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-a-step-toward-a-definition-of-the-need-for-surgery
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Audrey Neuprez, Arnaud H Neuprez, William Kurth, Philippe Gillet, Olivier Bruyère, Jean-Yves Reginster
AIMS: The objective of this study is to characterize, based on clinical, radiographic, health-related, quality-of-life-related, and demographic variables, the profile of a large, homogeneous, cohort of patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty, in a public hospital. Current regulatory guidelines for structure-modifying agent are not clear regarding hard clinical endpoint. The "need for surgery" has been suggested as a potential relevant outcome, but, until now, it is poorly defined...
May 30, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528312/low-sensitivity-of-reproductive-life-stages-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-to-abamectin
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Laura J Falkenberg, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Alexandra Kinnby, Jon N Havenhand, Antony Lockyer, Craig A Styan
Hard surfaces submerged in the marine environment often become colonised by macro-organisms unless the surfaces have some form of biofouling protection. While protective paints that contain tributyltin or copper work well to prevent biofouling, release of these materials into the environment has been shown to have wider negative impacts. Consequently, new low-release antifouling paints are being developed with alternative active ingredients, such as avermectins, yet little is known about their potential effects on non-target organisms in marine environments...
May 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520568/endothelin-a-receptor-antagonists-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Panagiotis I Georgianos, Rajiv Agarwal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite optimal therapy of diabetic nephropathy with agents blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, the residual risk of nephropathy progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains high. The purpose of this review is to discuss the potential role of endothelin antagonism as a therapeutic tool to reduce residual proteinuria and delay kidney injury progression among patients with diabetic nephropathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Preclinical studies have shown that endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) exert proteinuria lowering and nephroprotective actions in experimental models of diabetic nephropathy...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504565/early-intensive-statin-treatment-reduces-hard-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Gregory G Schwartz, Rana Fayyad, Michael Szarek, David DeMicco, Anders G Olsson
Background Early, intensive statin treatment is the standard of care after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the benefit of this approach to prevent major adverse cardiovascular events has been demonstrated in only one randomised, placebo controlled trial. The Myocardial Ischemia Reduction with Aggressive Cholesterol Lowering (MIRACL) trial demonstrated that atorvastatin 80 mg daily, compared with placebo, reduced time to first occurrence of death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or hospitalisation for unstable angina (stroke not included) during the 16 week period following ACS...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483601/rcts-are-the-only-appropriate-way-to-demonstrate-the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-health
#15
REVIEW
Rolf Jorde
Despite thousands of vitamin D studies published, including hundreds of reviews and meta-analyses, it is still uncertain if supplementation with vitamin D will have positive health effects, except for the skeleton. This cannot be answered by doing more observational studies as it is impossible to control for confounding factors and reverse causality. The only way to firmly prove positive vitamin D effects is by doing the properly designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, it has been difficult to show the expected positive effects by vitamin D supplementation in RCTs, which may indicate that the effects, if present must be small...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473803/contemporary-medical-management-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Julius Simoni Leere, Jesper Karmisholt, Maciej Robaczyk, Peter Vestergaard
INTRODUCTION: Primary hyperparathyroidism is increasingly an asymptomatic disease at diagnosis, but the recognized guidelines for management are based on evidence obtained from studies on patients with symptomatic disease, and surgery is not always indicated. Other patients are unable to undergo surgery, and thus a medical treatment is warranted. This systematic review provides an overview of the existing literature on contemporary pharmaceutical options available for the medical management of primary hyperparathyroidism...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448503/etiologic-effects-and-optimal-intakes-of-foods-and-nutrients-for-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-and-diabetes-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-from-the-nutrition-and-chronic-diseases-expert-group-nutricode
#17
Renata Micha, Masha L Shulkin, Jose L Peñalvo, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Gitanjali M Singh, Mayuree Rao, Saman Fahimi, John Powles, Dariush Mozaffarian
BACKGROUND: Dietary habits are major contributors to coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, comprehensive evaluation of etiologic effects of dietary factors on cardiometabolic outcomes, their quantitative effects, and corresponding optimal intakes are not well-established. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for effects of dietary factors on cardiometabolic diseases, including comprehensively assess evidence for causality; estimate magnitudes of etiologic effects; evaluate heterogeneity and potential for bias in these etiologic effects; and determine optimal population intake levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442952/comparison-of-onset-anesthesia-time-and-injection-discomfort-of-4-articaine-and-2-mepivacaine-during-teeth-extractions
#18
Giath Gazal, Rashdan Alharbi, Wamiq Musheer Fareed, Esam Omar, Albraa Badr Alolayan, Hassan Al-Zoubi, Ahmad A Alnazzawi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the speed of action and injection discomfort of 4% articaine and 2% mepivacaine for upper teeth extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients were included in the articaine 4% group, and 45 in the mepivacaine 2% control group. After all injections, soft and hard tissue numbness was objectively gauged by dental probe at intervals of 15 s. Furthermore, the discomfort of the injections were recorded by the patients after each treatment on standard 100 mm visual analog scales, tagged at the endpoints with "no pain" (0 mm) and "unbearable pain" (100 mm)...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441172/intravascular-ultrasound-and-outcomes-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#19
Gary S Mintz
There have been nine published randomized trials and 30 registry studies comparing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided drug-eluting stent implantation versus conventional angiographic guidance. These trials and registries have been evaluated and summarized in (i) eight meta-analyses that included from nine to 18 registries and from one to seven randomized trials and (ii) four meta-analyses that included from three to eight randomized trials. Although with one exception no two meta-analyses have included the same trials or studies, in each meta-analysis, IVUS guidance was associated with a reduction in major adverse cardiac events as well as secondary hard endpoints of death (primarily cardiovascular mortality), myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis, especially in randomized trial meta-analyses...
June 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431507/antimicrobial-prophylaxis-outside-the-operating-theatre-an-audit-in-a-university-hospital
#20
Jan W T Deelen, Caroline E Visser, Jan M Prins, Reinier M van Hest
BACKGROUND: The prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents to prevent infections in non-surgical situations has hardly been investigated. We investigate the extent, indications and appropriateness of antimicrobial prophylaxis given outside the operating room in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Four point-prevalence surveys were conducted in which all inpatients on that day were screened for the use of prophylactic antimicrobials: medical prophylaxis, prophylaxis around non-surgical interventions and surgical prophylaxis given on the ward...
April 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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