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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223649/novel-liposome-based-and-in-situ-gelling-artificial-tear-formulation-for-dry-eye-disease-treatment
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Duygu Acar, Irene Teresa Molina-Martínez, Miguel Gómez-Ballesteros, Manuel Guzmán-Navarro, José Manuel Benítez-Del-Castillo, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
PURPOSE: Artificial tears are widely used in the treatment of dry eye disease, although current formulations do not closely resemble natural tears. The purpose of this study was the design and characterization of a novel in situ gelling artificial tear formulation, containing both lipid and aqueous components, in order to resemble natural tears and replenish the tear film. METHODS: Liposomes, containing phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, vitamins A and E, were prepared by the thin-film hydration method...
December 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223441/edoxaban-for-the-management-of-elderly-japanese-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-ineligible-for-standard-oral-anticoagulant-therapies-rationale-and-design-of-the-eldercare-af-study
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Ken Okumura, Gregory Y H Lip, Masaharu Akao, Kimihiko Tanizawa, Masayuki Fukuzawa, Kenji Abe, Masahiro Akishita, Takeshi Yamashita
Edoxaban-a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC)- 60-mg and 30-mg once-daily dose regimens are noninferior versus well-managed warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic events (SEE) with less major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). There are no published data from phase 3 clinical trials specifically evaluating the use of NOACs in elderly NVAF patients, especially those considered ineligible for available oral anticoagulants. The Edoxaban Low-Dose for EldeR CARE AF patients (ELDERCARE-AF) study is a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study that will compare the safety and efficacy of once-daily edoxaban 15 mg versus placebo in Japanese patients with NVAF ≥80 years of age who are considered ineligible for standard oral anticoagulant therapy...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223431/international-trends-in-clinical-characteristics-and-oral-anticoagulation-treatment-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-garfield-af-orbit-af-i-and-orbit-af-ii-registries
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Haiyan Gao, Peter Shrader, Karen Pieper, Laine Thomas, A John Camm, Michael D Ezekowitz, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Samuel Goldhaber, Sylvia Haas, Werner Hacke, Peter R Kowey, Jack Ansell, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Gerald Naccarelli, James A Reiffel, Alexander Turpie, Freek Verheugt, Jonathan P Piccini, Ajay Kakkar, Eric D Peterson, Keith A A Fox
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the world. We aimed to provide comprehensive data on international patterns of AF stroke prevention treatment. METHODS: Demographics, comorbidities, and stroke risk of the patients in the GARFIELD-AF (n=51,270), ORBIT-AF I (n=10,132), and ORBIT-AF II (n=11,602) registries were compared (overall N=73,004 from 35 countries). Stroke prevention therapies were assessed among patients with new-onset AF (≤6 weeks). RESULTS: Patients from GARFIELD-AF were less likely to be white (63% vs 89% for ORBIT-AF I and 86% for ORBIT-AF II) or have coronary artery disease (19% vs 36% and 27%), but had similar stroke risk (85% CHA2DS2-VASc ≥2 vs 91% and 85%) and lower bleeding risk (11% with HAS-BLED ≥3 vs 24% and 15%)...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223273/a-79-year-old-woman-with-dyspnea-and-hypoxemia-that-worsened-in-an-upright-position
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Tjeerd van der Veer, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Wijnand K den Dekker, Jelle Miedema
A 79-year-old woman presented to the ED with complaints of gradually worsening exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and chest discomfort. For several weeks she had not been able to perform light household work. The patient's medical history mentioned pulmonary embolism following immobilization (2012), several fractures after trauma, an ischemic cerebral vascular accident (2014), and curative treatment for breast cancer (1995). Her current medication included esomeprazole, clopidogrel, simvastatin, calcium/vitamin D, amitriptyline, and acetaminophen...
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223041/understanding-motivations-for-dietary-supplementation-during-pregnancy-a-focus-group-study
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Lenka Malek PhD, Wendy J Umberger PhD, Maria Makrides PhD, Carmel T Collins PhD, Shao Jia Zhou PhD
OBJECTIVE: to increase understanding of psychosocial factors (behavioural, normative and control beliefs) motivating vitamin and mineral supplement use during pregnancy. DESIGN: ten focus group discussions and two in-depth interviews were conducted using a script comprising questions based on study objectives. All discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach. SETTING: South Australia, Australia. SUBJECTS: 40 women aged 21-45 years who were either pregnant or<12 months postpartum...
November 26, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222903/vitamin-d-status-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-young-adults-in-hong-kong-associations-and-implications
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Erica Wei-Lan Wang, Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, Parco Ming-Fai Siu, Claudia Kam-Yuk Lai, Jean Woo, Andrew R Collins, Iris Ff Benzie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency is reportedly common, but we lack data from young adults. Such data are of interest because epidemiological data support vitamin D as a possible risk modulator for diabetes and cardiovascular ('cardiometabolic') disease. Our objectives were to assess vitamin D status (as plasma 25(OH)D concentration) and investigate associations between this and biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease risk in a group of still-healthy young adults in Hong Kong...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222896/serum-vitamin-b-12-in-children-presenting-with-vasovagal-syncope
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Ayhan Pektas, Resit Koken, Halit Bugra Koca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to determine the serum vitamin B-12 in children presenting with vasovagal syncope. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective review of 160 children presenting with vasovagal syncope. Subgroup analysis was done based on the results of head up tilt test. RESULTS: Head up tilt test gave positive results in 80 children and yielded negative results in the remaining 80 children. The tilt test positive children had significantly lower thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations (p=0...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222885/chronic-low-grade-inflammation-measured-by-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-its-association-with-obesity-among-school-teachers-in-yangon-myanmar
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Khin Mittar Moe San, Umi Fahmida, Fiastuti Wijaksono, Htin Lin, Ko Ko Zaw, Min Kyaw Htet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the association between obesity and chronic low grade inflammation (CLGI) measured by Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) as a proxy indicator of CLGI among obese and non-obese teachers. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross sectional study among 128 non-obese (BMI <25) and 116 obese (BMI >=25) female teachers aged 25-60 years from six urban schools in Yangon, Myanmar between January and March 2015...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222652/development-of-a-kelp-powder-thallus-laminariae-standard-reference-material
#9
Lee L Yu, Joseph F Browning, Carolyn Q Burdette, George C Caceres, Kaitlyn D Chieh, W Clay Davis, Brittany L Kassim, Stephen E Long, Karen E Murphy, Rabia Oflaz, Rick L Paul, Katherine E Sharpless, Laura J Wood, James H Yen, Rolf Zeisler
A Standard Reference Material (SRM) of seaweed, SRM 3232 Kelp Powder (Thallus laminariae) has been developed to support food and dietary supplement measurements in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). The material was characterized for nutritional minerals, arsenic species, isomers of vitamin K1, proximates, and toxic elements. Kelp is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and it is an excellent source of dietary iodine...
December 9, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222266/impact-of-bone-disease-and-pain-in-thalassemia
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REVIEW
Antonio Piga
Conventional treatment of thalassemia, namely regular blood transfusion and iron chelation, improves perspectives and quality of life; however, successful treatment leads to more time in which long-term complications such as bone disease can develop. Thalassemia bone disease (TBD) is unique: all aspects, from bone anatomy and bone quality to mineral density, may be affected, with important morbidity including osteoporosis, fractures, spinal deformities, nerve compression, and pain. Clinical presentations include growth impairment, rickets-like features, back pain, spinal deformities, any sign of nerve compression, severe osteoporosis, and fragility fractures...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222248/direct-oral-anticoagulants-now-also-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism
#11
REVIEW
Ingrid Pabinger, Julia Riedl
Data on specific studies in cancer patients using direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are still scarce. For preventing VTE with DOACs, current experience is still very limited, so definite conclusions cannot yet be drawn. However, DOACs have so far been compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in patients with acute VTE in 5 studies, and several hundreds of patients included in these studies had either active cancer, a history of cancer, or a new occurrence of cancer during the course of disease...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222066/large-scale-randomized-clinical-trials-of-bioactives-and-nutrients-in-relation-to-human-health-and-disease-prevention-lessons-from-the-vital-and-cosmos-trials
#12
REVIEW
Susanne Rautiainen, Howard D Sesso, Joann E Manson
Several bioactive compounds and nutrients in foods have physiological properties that are beneficial for human health. While nutrients typically have clear definitions with established levels of recommended intakes, bioactive compounds often lack such a definition. Although a food-based approach is often the optimal approach to ensure adequate intake of bioactives and nutrients, these components are also often produced as dietary supplements. However, many of these supplements are not sufficiently studied and have an unclear role in chronic disease prevention...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221946/-facing-a-dilemma-in-elderly-complex-and-vulnerable-patients-to-stop-or-not-to-stop-prevention
#13
Laura Llobet Vila, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, José Manuel Carmona Segado, Alícia Franzi Sisó, Rosa Vallès Balasch, Isabel Martínez Díaz
OBJECTIVES: 1-To know the preventive prescription (statin, antiplatelet drugs, bisphosphonates, calcium and vitamin D and Vit B12) of elderly patients previously identified as a CCD (with a complex chronic disease) and ACD (with advanced chronic disease and lifetime expectancy of less than 12 months) who died during 2015. 2-To assess the correct indication of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) to determine potentially avoidable medication. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
December 5, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221945/the-relationship-of-physical-performance-and-osteoporosis-prevention-with-vitamin-d-in-older-african-americans-poda
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Ruban Dhaliwal, Mageda Mikhail, Gianina Usera, Alexandra Stolberg, Shahidul Islam, Louis Ragolia, John F Aloia
RATIONALE: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with bone loss, poor muscle strength, falls and fracture. This information in older African Americans (AAs) is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The study of the relationship of Physical performance, Osteoporosis prevention with vitamin D in older African Americans (PODA) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 3-year trial examining the effect of vitamin D on bone loss and physical performance in older AA women. METHODS: 260 healthy AA women aged >60years were assigned to receive placebo or vitamin D3...
December 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221589/la-peau-un-%C3%A3-cosyst%C3%A3-me-microbien-the-skin-a-microbial-ecosystem
#15
P Lebaron, M Bourrain
Human hosts a large number of microorganisms that constitute its microbiome and the vast majority of them are very useful and even essentials. The human microbiome is a complex ecosystem where live populations of transient or resident microorganisms. The process of co-development or co-adaptation played a major role in the establishment of indigenous communities and help explain the dominance of positive interactions (commensal, symbiotic or mutualistic) in the human-microorganism relationship. The assimilation of nutrients, production of anti-inflammatory compounds, defense against pathogens, vitamin production or stimulating the immune system are some of the key benefits of the indigenous microorganisms...
January 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221176/alpha-tocopherol-prevents-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-modulating-ppar%C3%AE-akt-signaling-pathway-at-the-early-stage-of-carcinogenesis
#16
Miao Xu, Hui Yang, Qiannan Zhang, Ping Lu, Yongquan Feng, Xue Geng, Lishi Zhang, Xudong Jia
The poor prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) emphasizes the urgent need to better understand the carcinogenesis and develop prevention strategies. Previous studies have highlighted the potential of using Vitamin E (tocopherols) for cancer chemoprevention, but the preventive activity of α-Tocopherol against ESCC remains to be elucidated. Our data showed that early-stage supplementation with α-Tocopherol significantly prevented esophageal carcinogenesis induced by N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine (NMBA) in ESCC rat model...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220861/do-we-need-plant-food-supplements-a-critical-examination-of-quality-safety-efficacy-and-necessity-for-a-new-regulatory-framework
#17
Mona Abdel-Tawab
Given the expanding market of plant food supplements (PFSs) not undergoing any pre-marketing authorization, the overall quality, safety and efficacy of PFSs were subjected to a critical examination. Although many high-quality PFSs exist on the legal market, quality concerns are in general justified. Besides economic adulteration, active ingredients dramatically differing from label claims and among products were reported in several studies. In addition, PFSs sold via the Internet may be intentionally adulterated with undeclared prescription drugs...
December 8, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220855/use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-malignancy-clinical-practice-experience-in-a-single-institution-and-literature-review
#18
Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Federica Di Meo, Emilio Attena, Paolo Golino, Antonio D'Onofrio, Gerardo Nigro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220583/elevated-serum-vitamin-b12-levels-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-survival-time-in-metastatic-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
#19
Hye Kyung Oh, Jee Young Lee, Wan Kyu Eo, Seong Woo Yoon, Sung Nim Han
BACKGROUND: Serum vitamin B12 levels have been proposed as one of the survival prediction factors, although no survival analysis in metastatic cancer patients has been conducted yet. This study examined whether serum vitamin B12 levels could be a prognostic factor in metastatic cancer patients. METHODS: Data from a retrospective chart review were used to perform Kaplan-Meier and multivariate analyses of the Cox proportional hazards. Subgroup analysis was performed on patients without a liver lesion (hepatocellular carcinoma or liver metastasis)...
December 8, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220424/genetically-deprived-vitamin-d-exposure-predisposes-to-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Yap-Hang Chan, Kai-Hang Yiu, Jo Jo Hai, Pak-Hei Chan, Tai-Hing Lam, Ben J Cowling, Pak-Chung Sham, Chu-Pak Lau, Karen Siu-Ling Lam, Chung-Wah Siu, Hung-Fat Tse
Aims: Low vitamin D level is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be implicated in its pathogenesis. Methods and results: We studied single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of vitamin D mechanistic pathways and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in an age- and gender-matched case-control study (controls without AF: mean age 68.6 ± 8.7 years, female 25%; n = 1019; with AF: mean age 69.7 ± 9.5 years, female 30%; n = 156) recruited from a Chinese clinical cohort of patients with stable coronary artery disease...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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