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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741853/application-of-nir-spectroscopy-coupled-with-pls-regression-for-quantification-of-total-polyphenol-contents-from-the-fruit-and-aerial-parts-of-citrullus-colocynthis
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Tania S Rizvi, Fazal Mabood, Liaqat Ali, Mohammed Al-Broumi, Hamida K M Al Rabani, Javid Hussain, Farah Jabeen, Suryyia Manzoor, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
INTRODUCTION: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad is extensively used to treat diabetes, obesity, fever, cancer, amenorrhea, jaundice, leukemia, rheumatism, and respiratory diseases. Chemical studies have indicated the presence of several cucurbitacins, flavones, and other polyphenols in this plant. These phytochemical constituents are responsible for the interesting antioxidant and other biological activities of C. colocynthis. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, for the first time, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with partial least square (PLS) regression analysis was used to quantify the polyphenolic phytochemicals of C...
July 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741753/phytochemical-and-bioactive-potential-of-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-grown-plants-of-centaurea-ragusina-l-detection-of-dna-rna-active-compounds-in-plant-extracts-via-thermal-denaturation-and-circular-dichroism
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Valerija Vujčić, Sandra Radić Brkanac, Ivana Radojčić Redovniković, Siniša Ivanković, Ranko Stojković, Irena Žilić, Marijana Radić Stojković
INTRODUCTION: The phytochemical composition and biological activity of non-volatile components of Centaurea ragusina L. has not been studied previously. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the phytochemical and bioactive potential (including interactions with polynucleotides) of C. ragusina L. depending on the origin of plant material (in vivo - leaves from natural habitats, ex vitro - leaves from plants acclimated from culture media, in vitro - leaves and calli from plants grown in culture media) and polarity of solvents used in extract preparation (80 and 96% ethanol and water combinations or single solvents)...
July 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741698/the-relationship-between-vision-impairment-and-well-being-among-centenarians-findings-from-the-georgia-centenarian-study
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Aya Toyoshima, Peter Martin, Shinichi Sato, Leonard W Poon
OBJECTIVE: The current study evaluated the visual function among centenarians and assessed the relationship between vision, social support, and well-being. METHODS: This study used the data set of the Georgia Centenarian Study including 106 centenarians (18 men and 88 women). We used scores of the Snellen chart for objective vision and self-reports for subjective vision. Social support, depression, and loneliness were also assessed. RESULTS: Approximately 75% of the centenarians showed some level of objective visual impairment, and 56% of them reported that they had visual impairment...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741694/reduced-parahippocampal-volume-and-psychosis-symptoms-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Emma McLachlan, Jennifer Bousfield, Robert Howard, Suzanne Reeves
OBJECTIVE: Establishing structural imaging correlates of psychosis symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD) could localise pathology and target symptomatic treatment. This study investigated whether psychosis symptoms are associated with visuoperceptual or frontal networks, and whether regional brain volume differences could be linked with the paranoid (persecutory delusions) or misidentification (misidentification phenomena and/or hallucinations) subtypes. METHODS: A total of 104 patients with probable AD (AddNeuroMed; 47 psychotic, 57 non-psychotic), followed up for at least one year with structural MRI at baseline...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741410/how-can-precision-medicine-be-applied-to-temporomandibular-disorders-and-its-comorbidities
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Joan B Wilentz, Allen W Cowley
The Eighth Scientific Meeting of The TMJ Association, Ltd. was held in Bethesda, Maryland, September 11-13, 2016. As in the past, the meeting was cosponsored by components of the National Institutes of Health with speakers invited to review the state of temporomandibular disorder science and propose recommendations to further progress. The theme of precision medicine, which aims to tailor disease treatment and prevention to match the characteristics of an individual patient (genetic, epigenetic, environmental, lifestyle) underscored the current consensus that temporomandibular disorders are no longer viewed as local conditions of jaw pain and dysfunction...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741382/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor-luseogliflozin-in-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes-a-drug-safety-evaluation
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Daisuke Yabe, Yoshiyuki Hamamoto, Yusuke Seino, Hitoshi Kuwata, Takeshi Kurose, Yutaka Seino
Sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have been developed recently as a new class of anti-diabetic drug, and are becoming widely used in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). As these agents have a considerably different glucose-lowering mechanism from those of other anti-diabetic drugs, safe use of this drug class needs to be discussed based on data available from preapproval clinical trials as well as real-world studies. The SGLT2 inhibitor luseogliflozin was developed by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740622/drug-pricing-and-reimbursement-information-management-processes-and-decision-making-in-the-global-economy
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Dimitrios Tsourougiannis
Background: Cost-containment initiatives are re-shaping the pharmaceutical business environment and affecting market access as well as pricing and reimbursement decisions. Effective price management procedures are too complex to accomplish manually. Prior to February 2013, price management within Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd was done manually using an Excel database. The system was labour intensive, slow to update, and prone to error. An innovative web-based pricing information management system was developed to address the shortcomings of the previous system...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736899/trajectories-of-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-older-adults-a-6-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie E Holmes, Irina Esterlis, Carolyn M Mazure, Yen Ying Lim, David Ames, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Chris Fowler, Kathryn Ellis, Ralph N Martins, Olivier Salvado, Vincent Doré, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, Simon M Laws, Colin L Masters, Robert H Pietrzak, Paul Maruff
OBJECTIVE: Depressive and anxiety symptoms are common in older adults, significantly affect quality of life, and are risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. We sought to identify the determinants of predominant trajectories of depressive and anxiety symptoms in cognitively normal older adults. METHOD: Four hundred twenty-three older adults recruited from the general community underwent Aβ positron emission tomography imaging, apolipoprotein and brain-derived neurotrophic factor genotyping, and cognitive testing at baseline and had follow-up assessments...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736026/yogurt-feeding-induced-the-prolongation-of-fully-major-histocompatibility-complex-mismatched-murine-cardiac-graft-survival-by-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cells
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M Uchiyama, E Yin, T Yanagisawa, X Jin, M Hara, S Matsuyama, T Imazuru, K Uchida, M Kawamura, M Niimi
Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food and the beneficial effects of yogurt on both health and immunomodulatory effects are well documented. In this pilot study, we investigated the effects of commercially produced yogurt R-1 on alloimmune responses in a murine cardiac transplantation model. The R-1 is produced by Meiji Co., Ltd., and contains live and active lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus bulgaricus OLL1073R-1) mainly. CBA (H2(k)) mice underwent transplantation of a C57BL/6 (H2(b); B6) heart and received oral administration of 1 mL, 0...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733898/d-cycloserine-ameliorates-autism-like-deficits-by-removing-glua2-containing-ampa-receptors-in-a-valproic-acid-induced-rat-model
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Han-Fang Wu, Po See Chen, Ya-Ting Hsu, Chi-Wei Lee, Tzu-Feng Wang, Yi-Ju Chen, Hui-Ching Lin
Valproic acid (VPA)-exposed rat offspring have demonstrated autism spectrum disorder (ASD) phenotypes and impaired N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-dependent long-term depression (LTD) in the lateral nucleus of the amygdala. NMDAR partial agonist D-cycloserine (DCS) has been reported to act as a cognitive enhancer by increasing the NMDAR response to improve autistic-like phenotypes in animals. However, the mechanism of DCS in alleviating the ASD is still unknown. Using combined behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular approaches, we found that DCS administration rescued social interaction deficits and anxiety/repetitive-like behaviors observed in VPA-exposed offspring...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732834/patient-perceived-acceptability-and-behaviour-change-benefits-of-inhaler-reminders-and-adherence-feedback-a-qualitative-study
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Juliet M Foster, Helen K Reddel, Tim Usherwood, Susan M Sawyer, Lorraine Smith
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about patients' perceptions of electronic inhaler reminders, which have emerged in recent years as adherence promotion aids. This study explored asthma patients' attitudes toward the acceptability and utility of inhaler reminders. METHODS: Participants from a 6-month cluster randomized controlled trial who received reminders for missed doses via SmartTrack adherence monitors (Adherium Ltd) were interviewed to explore their perceptions; interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731508/a-re-examination-of-montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca-cutoff-scores
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Nicole Carson, Larry Leach, Kelly J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005) is a cognitive screening tool that aims to differentiate healthy cognitive aging from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Several validation studies have been conducted on the MoCA, in a variety of clinical populations. Some studies have indicated that the originally suggested cutoff score of 26/30 leads to an inflated rate of false positives, particularly for those of older age and/or lower education. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the MoCA for differentiating healthy cognitive aging from possible MCI...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731262/nephroprotective-effects-of-anthocyanin-from-the-fruits-of-panax-ginseng-gfa-on-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Zhen-Lan Qi, Zi Wang, Wei Li, Jin-Gang Hou, Ying Liu, Xin-Dian Li, Hui-Ping Li, Ying-Ping Wang
Cisplatin is an effective anticancer chemotherapeutic agent, but the use of cisplatin in the clinic is severely limited by side effects. Nephrotoxicity is a major factor that contributes to the side effects of cisplatin chemotherapy. The aim of this research was to survey the nephroprotective effects of anthocyanin from the fruits of Panax ginseng (GFA) in a murine model of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. We observed that pretreatment with GFA attenuated cisplatin-induced elevations in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels and histopathological injury induced by cisplatin...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730733/the-potential-impact-of-radix-paeoniae-alba-in-embryonic-development-of-mice
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Wei Xu, Ling Xu, Bin Deng, Jing Leng, Nong Tang, Li Chun Zhao, Hong Hai Zhou, Zhong Zhen Zhao, Zhi Jun Yang, Ting Ting Xiao, Xiao Ying Tian, Alan H M Ho, Nickie W K Chan, Yeuk Lung Chow, Chi Yi Chow, Min Xu
Although Radix Paeoniae Alba (RPA) has been ranked as one of the top 6 herbs used frequently to prevent and treat miscarriages clinically, there is no clear evidence regarding its safety in embryonic development. This study aims to evaluate the potential impacts of RPA on embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and pregnant mice. Cytotoxicity assays of the extract were performed in ESCs and 3T3 cells. Pregnant ICR mice were orally treated with RPA extracts at dosages of 0 (G1 group as negative controls), 2, 8 and 32 g/kg/day (G2, G3 and G4 groups) respectively from the gestation day (Gd) 6-15...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730719/anticandidal-activity-of-extracts-and-a-novel-compound-amnomopin-isolated-from-petriella-setifera
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Amani S Awaad, Nour K Al-Aonazi, Monerah R Al-Othman, Mohamed E Zain, Reham M El-Meligy, Nabil El-Sayed
A novel triterpenoidal compound named 'amnomopin' (3β-diglucoside-5,12-28-oic acid), which is named IUPAC as 3-O-(2' ➔ 1″diglucoside)1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b-octadecahydro-10-hydroxy-2,2,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethylpicene-4a-carboxylic acid, was isolated from the extract Petriella setifera. The total alcoholic extract of P. setifera showed a great activity against clinically isolated Candida species, including Candida albicans, Candida dubliniensis, Candida famata, Candida glabrata, Candida inconspicua, Candida kefyr, Candida krusei, Candida norvegensis, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis...
July 20, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730717/measuring-the-contribution-of-art-therapy-in-multidisciplinary-treatment-of-personality-disorders-the-construction-of-the-self-expression-and-emotion-regulation-in-art-therapy-scale-serats
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Suzanne Haeyen, Susan van Hooren, William M van der Veld, Giel Hutschemaekers
Despite the use of art therapy in clinical practice, its appreciation and reported beneficial results, no instruments are available to measure specific effects of art therapy among patients with personality disorders cluster B/C in multidisciplinary treatment. In the present study, we described the development and psychometric evaluation of the Self-expression and Emotion Regulation in Art Therapy Scale (SERATS). Structural validity (exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis), reliability, construct validity and sensitivity to change were examined using two independent databases (n = 335; n = 34) of patients diagnosed with personality disorders cluster B/C...
July 21, 2017: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724510/social-media-engagement-and-hiv-testing-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Bolin Cao, Chuncheng Liu, Maya Durvasula, Weiming Tang, Stephen Pan, Adam J Saffer, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Many interventions find that social media engagement with health promotion materials can translate into behavioral changes. However, only a few studies have examined the ways in which specific actions on various social media platforms are correlated with health behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between social media use and HIV testing behaviors among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: In July 2016, a Web-based survey was conducted to recruit MSM in 8 Chinese cities through Blued (Blue City Holdings Ltd...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722310/capitalizing-on-scientific-advances-to-improve-access-to-and-quality-of-children-s-mental-health-care
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Ann F Garland, Florencia Lebensohn-Chialvo, Kristopher G Hall, Erika R N Cameron
The majority of mental health problems begin in childhood or adolescence. The potential benefits of early identification and treatment of such problems are well established, and models of effective mental health interventions for children have proliferated in recent decades. However, barriers in access to care and challenges in assuring delivery of high-quality care significantly limit the public health impact of services for children and families. Specifically, the majority of children who need mental health care do not receive it, and when children are in care, many do not receive interventions that are most likely to have the greatest positive impact...
July 19, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722248/screening-of-hallucinogenic-compounds-and-genomic-characterisation-of-40-anatolian-salvia-species
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Seda Damla Hatipoglu, Burhanettin Yalcinkaya, Muslum Akgoz, Turan Ozturk, Ahmet C Goren, Gulacti Topcu
INTRODUCTION: Salvia, an important and widely available member of Lamiaceae family. Although comparative analysis on secondary metabolites in several Salvia species from Turkey has been reported, their hallucinogenic chemicals have not been screened thoroughly. OBJECTIVE: This study provides LC-MS/MS analysis of 40 Salvia species for screening their psychoactive constituents of salvinorin A and salvinorin B. 5S-rRNA gene non-coding region of Salvia plants was sequenced, aligned and compared with that sequence of Salvia divinorum plant...
July 19, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
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