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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164916/age-and-gender-differences-in-medical-adherence-after-myocardial-infarction-women-do-not-receive-optimal-treatment-the-netherlands-claims-database
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Daniëlle C Eindhoven, Alexander D Hilt, Thomas C Zwaan, Martin J Schalij, C Jan Willem Borleffs
Background Following myocardial infarction, medication is, besides lifestyle interventions, the cornerstone treatment to improve survival and minimize the occurrence of new cardiovascular events. Still, data on nationwide medication adherence are scarce. This study assesses medical adherence during one year following myocardial infarction, stratifying per type of infarct, age and gender. Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods In The Netherlands, all inhabitants are by law obliged to have health insurance and all claims data are centrally registered...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109124/endogenous-calcitriol-synthesis-controls-the-humoral-ige-response-in-mice
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Juliane Lindner, Sebastian Rausch, Sandra Treptow, Kerstin Geldmeyer-Hilt, Tina Krause, René St-Arnaud, Alice Arabian, Andreas Radbruch, Susanne Hartmann, Margitta Worm, Guido Heine
The vitamin D receptor participates in the control of IgE class-switch recombination in B cells. The physiologic vitamin D receptor agonist, 1,25(OH)2D3 (calcitriol), is synthesized by the essential enzyme 25-hydroxyvitamin D3-1α-hydroxylase (CYP27B1), which can be expressed by activated immune cells. The role of endogenous calcitriol synthesis for the regulation of IgE has not been proven. In this study, we investigated IgE-responses in Cyp27b1-knockout (KO) mice following sensitization to OVA or intestinal infection with Heligmosomoides polygyrus Specific Igs and plasmablasts were determined by ELISA and ELISpot, Cyp27b1 expression was measured by quantitative PCR...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080932/treatment-of-drug-resistant-fibromyalgia-symptoms-using-high-intensity-laser-therapy-a-case-based-review
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Paul F White, Jason Zafereo, Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo, Hector Hernandez
Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by widespread pain in the body and is associated with tender points at the shoulder, back and hip regions. A wide variety of pharmacologic drugs and dietary supplements have been used with limited success in treating the musculoskeletal pain. Early clinical studies with low level laser therapy (LLLT) alone or in combination with drugs commonly used to treat fibromyalgia suggested that LLLT may be effective in reducing musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, as well as the number of tender locations...
October 28, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068756/long-term-effect-of-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-combined-with-exercise-on-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-osteopenia-or-osteoporosis-1-year-of-follow-up
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Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Ehab Mohamed Abdel-Kafy, Ali Abdel Monsif Thabet, Ahmed Salman Abdel-Malek, Tariq Helmi Ali, Eslam A Header
BACKGROUND: A pulsed Nd-YAG laser is an effective physiotherapy modality used as a class IV high-intensity laser therapy (HILT). PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of HILT alone or combined with exercise (HILT+EX) on bone mineral density (BMD) after 24 weeks and at 1 year of follow-up in men with osteopenia or osteoporosis. METHODS: One hundred men with osteopenia or osteoporosis (mean age, 53.78 [2.89] years; weight, 80...
October 25, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989952/synthesis-and-characterization-of-thermally-responsive-n-isopropylacrylamide-hydrogels-copolymerized-with-novel-hydrophobic-polyphenolic-crosslinkers
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Shuo Tang, Rohit Bhandari, Sean P Delaney, Eric J Munson, Thomas D Dziubla, J Zach Hilt
Two series of thermosensitive hydrogels were synthesized by copolymerizing N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) with various contents of novel hydrophobic crosslinkers, curcumin multiacrylate (CMA) and quercetin multiacrylate (QMA). The compositions of the resulting hydrogels were characterized using solid state-NMR (ss-NMR), and the temperature dependent swelling behavior and lower critical solution temperature (LCST) were characterized using swelling studies and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Increasing the crosslinker content resulted in a significant decrease in the LCST and swelling ratio of hydrogels, which could be attributed to the increased hydrophobicity introduced by CMA or QMA...
March 2017: Mater Today Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975503/the-environmental-pollutant-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-potential-target-for-antioxidant-nanotherapeutics
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Prachi Gupta, Brendan L Thompson, Banrida Wahlang, Carolyn T Jordan, J Zach Hilt, Bernhard Hennig, Thomas Dziubla
Despite production having stopped in the 1970s, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) represent persistent organic pollutants that continue to pose a serious human health risk. Exposure to PCBs has been linked to chronic inflammatory diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, as well as hepatic disorders, endocrine dysfunction, neurological deficits, and many others. This is further complicated by the PCB's strong hydrophobicity, resulting in their ability to accumulate up the food chain and to be stored in fat deposits...
October 3, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972353/enighet-om-en-forbudsavtale-mot-atomv%C3%A3-pen
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Saima Naz Akhtar, Bjørn Hilt, John Gunnar Mæland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970961/microorganisms-identified-in-the-maternal-bladder-discovery-of-the-maternal-bladder-microbiota
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Kristin M Jacobs, Krystal J Thomas-White, Evann E Hilt, Alan J Wolfe, Thaddeus P Waters
Objective  The objective of this study was to characterize the bladder microbiota in pregnancy. Methods  A prospective observational study of 51 pregnant women, admitted to a tertiary care hospital, who underwent straight catheterization urine collection or transurethral Foley catheter placement. 16S rRNA gene sequencing and enhanced quantitative urine culture assessed the maternal bladder microbiota with comparisons made to standard urine culture results. Results  Enhanced quantitative urine culture and 16S rRNA gene sequencing detected bacteria in the majority of participants...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929477/superstorm-sandy-emergency-management-staff-perceptions-of-impact-and-recommendations-for-future-preparedness-new-york-state
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Adam Yanson, Asante Shipp Hilts, Stephanie Mack, Millicent Eidson, Trang Nguyen, Guthrie Birkhead
OBJECTIVE: This study collected and summarized feedback from staff at the New York State (NYS) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and three county OEMs within NYS to understand lessons learned from the 2012 Superstorm Sandy. DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative analysis. SUBJECTS, PARTICIPANTS: One staff person from each identified critical role from the state and county OEMs who were still employed in the roles identified...
July 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916015/evaluating-integrated-mental-health-care-programs-for-children-and-youth
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REVIEW
Lawrence S Wissow, Jonathan D Brown, Robert J Hilt, Barry D Sarvet
Evaluations of integrated care programs share many characteristics of evaluations of other complex health system interventions. However, evaluating integrated care for child and adolescent mental health poses special challenges that stem from the broad range of social, emotional, and developmental problems that need to be addressed; the need to integrate care for other family members; and the lack of evidence-based interventions already adapted for primary care settings. Integrated care programs for children's mental health need to adapt and learn on the fly, so that evaluations may best be viewed through the lens of continuous quality improvement rather than evaluations of fixed programs...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916004/telemedicine-for-child-collaborative-or-integrated-care
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Robert J Hilt
Telemedicine with child psychiatry specialists is a useful tool for collaborative and integrated care systems. This article reviews the workforce and care process rationale for using child psychiatric telemedicine for collaborative care, and discusses practical ways to address the technical challenges that arise when using telemedicine. Different systems of using telemedicine discussed include child psychiatry access programs, collaborative and integrated care use of telephone consultations, televideo consultations, and televideo care delivery...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902383/-bcgitis-with-involvement-of-lung-liver-and-bone-marrow%C3%A2-after-immunotherapy-of-urothelial-cancer
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Hilte Friederike Geerdes-Fenge, Franziska Stubbe, Micha Löbermann, Philipp Warnke, Andreas Erbersdobler, Emil Christian Reisinger
Medical history A 77-year-old patient with transurethral resection of a bladder tumor was transferred due to persistent fever and progressive dyspnea despite antibiotic therapy for suspected urinary tract infection. Repeating the medical history revealed that a BCG immunotherapy of his non-muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma was performed the day before fever developed. Therefore, BCGitis was suspected. Examinations Laboratory parameters showed pancytopenia, elevated liver enzymes, eleveated C-reactive protein and hypoxemia...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885414/urinary-symptoms-and-their-associations-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-urogynecologic-patients
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Tanaka J Dune, Travis K Price, Evann E Hilt, Krystal J Thomas-White, Stephanie Kliethermes, Cynthia Brincat, Linda Brubaker, Paul Schreckenberger, Alan J Wolfe, Elizabeth R Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To assess urinary symptoms associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in a urogynecologic population of women. METHODS: In this cohort study, we enrolled 150 urogynecologic patients who completed the validated UTI Symptom Assessment questionnaire and contributed transurethral catheterized urine samples. The primary measure (UTI diagnosis) was defined in three ways. Self-report (a nonculture-based UTI diagnosis) was defined by a yes or no response to the query "Do you think you have a UTI?" Two culture-based UTI diagnoses also were analyzed: standard urine culture (10 colony-forming units [CFU]/mL or greater) and enhanced quantitative urine culture (10 CFU/mL or greater) of any uropathogen...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866300/action-observation-effects-reflect-the-modular-organization-of-the-human-motor-system
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Pauline M Hilt, Eleonora Bartoli, Elisabetta Ferrari, Marco Jacono, Luciano Fadiga, Alessandro D'Ausilio
Action observation, similarly to action execution, facilitates the observer's motor system and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been instrumental in exploring the nature of these motor activities. However, contradictory findings question some of the fundamental assumptions regarding the neural computations run by the Action Observation Network (AON). To better understand this issue, we delivered TMS over the observers' motor cortex at two timings of two reaching-grasping actions (precision vs power grip) and we recorded Motor-Evoked Potentials (4 hand/arm muscles; MEPs)...
August 10, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854500/efficacy-of-high-intensity-laser-therapy-in-treatment-of-patients-with-lumbar-disc-protrusion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lianghua Chen, Dandan Liu, Liping Zou, Ju Huang, Junqi Chen, Yucong Zou, Jienuan Lai, Jingjie Chen, Haihong Li, Gang Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effect of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) in patients with lumbar disc protrusion (LDP). METHODS: This study included 63 patients suffering from protrusion of lumbar intervertebral disc; they were divided into Groups 1 (n= 32) and 2 (n= 31). Group 1 was treated with HILT and spinal decompression system (SDS). Patients in Group 2 received SDS alone. Evaluations were conducted on Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), lumbosacral portion pain, and lower limb radiation pain with visual analogue scale (VAS) of two patient groups before treatment, two weeks after treatment, and 1 month after follow-up visit...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834087/boom-bust-dynamics-in-biological-invasions-towards-an-improved-application-of-the-concept
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REVIEW
David L Strayer, Carla M D'Antonio, Franz Essl, Mike S Fowler, Juergen Geist, Sabine Hilt, Ivan Jarić, Klaus Jöhnk, Clive G Jones, Xavier Lambin, Alexander W Latzka, Jan Pergl, Petr Pyšek, Peter Robertson, Menja von Schmalensee, Robert A Stefansson, Justin Wright, Jonathan M Jeschke
Boom-bust dynamics - the rise of a population to outbreak levels, followed by a dramatic decline - have been associated with biological invasions and offered as a reason not to manage troublesome invaders. However, boom-bust dynamics rarely have been critically defined, analyzed, or interpreted. Here, we define boom-bust dynamics and provide specific suggestions for improving the application of the boom-bust concept. Boom-bust dynamics can arise from many causes, some closely associated with invasions, but others occurring across a wide range of ecological settings, especially when environmental conditions are changing rapidly...
October 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828780/work-and-health
#17
Bjørn Hilt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798824/taking-it-to-the-hilt-high-intensity-local-treatment-with-radical-cystectomy-for-metastatic-bladder-cancer
#18
Adrian S Fairey, Niels-Erik Jacobsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794078/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-continuing-on-sb4-or-switching-from-reference-etanercept-to-sb4
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Paul Emery, Jiří Vencovský, Anna Sylwestrzak, Piotr Leszczyński, Wieslawa Porawska, Barbara Stasiuk, Joanna Hilt, Zdenka Mosterova, Soo Yeon Cheong, Jeehoon Ghil
OBJECTIVES: SB4 (Benepali, Brenzys) is a biosimilar of reference etanercept (ETN). In a randomised, double-blind, 52-week study, SB4 demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety to ETN in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The open-label extension period evaluated long-term efficacy, safety and immunogenicity when continuing SB4 versus switching from ETN to SB4. METHODS: In the randomised, double-blind phase, patients received weekly subcutaneous administration of 50 mg SB4 or ETN with background methotrexate for up to 52 weeks...
August 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661687/curcumin-acrylation-for-biological-and-environmental-applications
#20
Vinod S Patil, Angela M Gutierrez, Manjula Sunkara, Andrew J Morris, J Zach Hilt, Douglass S Kalika, Thomas D Dziubla
Curcumin has recently gained interest for use in drug delivery, chemical sensing, and environmental applications. As a result, the development of synthesis strategies for the incorporation of curcumin into novel materials has become a priority. One such strategy, curcumin acrylation, involves the introduction of acrylate functional groups to the curcumin scaffold, with the potential generation of mono-, di-, and triacrylate curcumin species. The relative populations of these species in the resulting multiacrylate mixture can be controlled by the ratio of curcumin to acryloyl chloride in the initial reaction formulation...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
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