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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449482/retrospective-analysis-of-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-for-metastatic-lung-lesions-mlls-in-comparison-with-a-contemporaneous-cohort-of-primary-lung-lesions-plls
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Feras Oskan, Yvonne Dzierma, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Christian Rübe, Jochen Fleckenstein
BACKGROUND: The net benefit from local ablative therapy for pulmonary oligometastases remains unknown. The outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for metastatic lung lesions (MLLs) were analyzed retrospectively and compared with those of SABR for primary lung lesions (PLLs). METHODS: Medical records of patients treated with lung SABR between 2011 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Basic patient, lesion and treatment characteristics were compared using the Pearson chi-square test for categorical and Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449369/exposure-to-the-insecticide-endosulfan-induces-liver-morphology-alterations-and-oxidative-stress-in-fruit-eating-bats-artibeus-lituratus
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Jerusa Maria Oliveira, Alessandro Brinati, Liany Divina Lima Miranda, Danielle Barbosa Morais, José Cola Zanuncio, Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio, Mariella Bontempo Freitas
Exposure to pesticides may increase the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidation of cell membrane lipids and proteins. Although fruit bats are potentially exposed to pesticides during their entire lifespan, the impacts of this exposure are still poorly investigated. We examined the effects of low, commercially recommended concentrations (0, 1.05 and 2.1 g/l) of an organochlorine insecticide endosulfan (EDS) formulation on oxidative responses in the liver and kidneys of Neotropical fruit bats (Artibeus lituratus), as well as possible liver morphological alterations following a 35-day oral exposure...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449281/effect-of-0-5%C3%A2-mg-vs-1%C3%A2-mg-varenicline-for-smoking-cessation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natalia Fouz-Rosón, Teodoro Montemayor-Rubio, Virginia Almadana-Pacheco, Soledad Montserrat-García, Ana Paulina Gómez-Bastero, Concepción Romero-Muñoz, Juan Polo-Padillo
AIMS: Varenicline is used in smoking cessation. The aims of the trial were to test for differences between standard 1 mg and 0.5 mg dose (both twice daily during 8 weeks) in 1) abstinence 2) adherence 3) side effects. DESIGN: Open-label randomized parallel-group controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. All those randomized were included in the final sample using an intention-to-treat (ITT) approach. SETTING: Stop-Smoking Clinic of the Virgen Macarena University Hospital in Seville, Spain...
April 27, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449280/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-placebo-droperidol-or-ondansetron-to-prevent-nausea-and-vomiting-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-receiving-dexamethasone
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P Flubacher, N Fournier, J Cherpillod, F Waridel, M Nydegger, E Albrecht
We tested whether prophylactic droperidol and ondansetron, in combination with a moderate dose of dexamethasone, were equally effective in reducing nausea and vomiting after tonsillectomy in children and that both were superior to saline with dexamethasone. We randomly allocated 300 children to intravenous saline, droperidol 10 μg.kg(-1) or ondansetron 150 μg.kg(-1) , after induction of anaesthesia and the administration of intravenous dexamethasone 250 μg.kg(-1) . The rates (95%CI) of nausea or vomiting within 24 postoperative hours were: 42/91 after saline, 46% (36%-57%); 43/87 after droperidol, 49% (39%-60%); reduced to 18/84 by ondansetron, 21% (13%-32%), p < 0...
April 27, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449218/development-and-pharmacologic-characterization-of-the-rat-6-hz-model-of-partial-seizures
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Cameron S Metcalf, Peter J West, Kyle E Thomson, Sharon F Edwards, Misty D Smith, H S White, Karen S Wilcox
OBJECTIVE: The mouse 6 Hz model of psychomotor seizures is a well-established and commonly used preclinical model for antiseizure drug (ASD) discovery. Despite its widespread use both in the identification and differentiation of novel ASDs in mice, a corresponding assay in rats has not been developed. We established a method for 6 Hz seizure induction in rats, with seizure behaviors similar to those observed in mice including head nod, jaw clonus, and forelimb clonus. METHODS: A convulsive current that elicits these seizure behaviors in 97% of rats (CC97 ) was determined using a Probit analysis...
April 27, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449188/development-validation-and-testing-of-a-skin-sampling-method-for-assessment-of-metal-exposure
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Behnaz Erfani, Klara Midander, Carola Lidén, Anneli Julander
BACKGROUND: Nickel, cobalt and chromium are frequent skin sensitizers. Skin exposure results in eczema in sensitized individuals, the risk being related to the skin dose. OBJECTIVES: To develop a self-sampling method for quantification of skin exposure to metals, to validate the method, and to assess its feasibility. METHODS: Defined metal doses (0.01-5 µg) were applied to the fingers of 5 participants. Skin areas (2 cm(2) ) were sampled with 1% HNO3 , either as 0...
April 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448851/accurate-3d-reconstruction-of-bony-surfaces-using-ultrasonic-synthetic-aperture-techniques-for-robotic-knee-arthroplasty
#7
William Kerr, Philip Rowe, Stephen Gareth Pierce
Robotically guided knee arthroplasty systems generally require an individualized, preoperative 3D model of the knee joint. This is typically measured using Computed Tomography (CT) which provides the required accuracy for preoperative surgical intervention planning. Ultrasound imaging presents an attractive alternative to CT, allowing for reductions in cost and the elimination of doses of ionizing radiation, whilst maintaining the accuracy of the 3D model reconstruction of the joint. Traditional phased array ultrasound imaging methods, however, are susceptible to poor resolution and signal to noise ratios (SNR)...
April 19, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448664/assessment-of-lower-doses-of-intravitreous-bevacizumab-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-phase-1-dosing-study
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David K Wallace, Raymond T Kraker, Sharon F Freedman, Eric R Crouch, Amy K Hutchinson, Amit R Bhatt, David L Rogers, Michael B Yang, Kathryn M Haider, Deborah K VanderVeen, R Michael Siatkowski, Trevano W Dean, Roy W Beck, Michael X Repka, Lois E Smith, William V Good, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Lingkun Kong, Jonathan M Holmes
Importance: Intravitreous bevacizumab (0.25 to 0.625 mg) is increasingly used to treat type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), but there remain concerns about systemic toxicity. A much lower dose may be effective while reducing systemic risk. Objective: To find a dose of intravitreous bevacizumab that was lower than previously used for severe ROP, was effective in this study, and could be tested in future larger studies. Design, Setting, and Participants: Between May 2015 and September 2016, 61 premature infants with type 1 ROP in 1 or both eyes were enrolled in a masked, multicenter, phase 1 dose de-escalation study...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448588/allogeneic-pasc-transplantation-in-humanized-pigs-attenuates-cardiac-remodeling-post-myocardial-infarction
#9
Rafael Dariolli, Marcus V Naghetini, Euclydes F Marques, Celso K Takimura, Leonardo S Jensen, Bianca Kiers, Jeane M Tsutsui, Wilson Mathias, Pedro A Lemos Neto, Jose E Krieger
Cell therapy repair strategies using adult mesenchymal stromal cells have shown promising evidence to prevent cardiac deterioration in rodents even in the absence of robust differentiation of the cells into cardiomyocytes. We tested whether increasing doses of porcine adipose-tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells (pASCs) increase cardiac tissue perfusion in pigs post-myocardial infarction (MI) receiving angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitors) and Beta-blockers similarly to patients. Female pigs were subjected to MI induction by sponge permanent occlusion of left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) generating approximately 10% of injured LV area with minimum hemodynamic impact...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448580/sildenafil-normalizes-bowel-transit-in-preclinical-models-of-constipation
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Sarah K Sharman, Bianca N Islam, Yali Hou, Margaux Usry, Allison Bridges, Nagendra Singh, Subbaramiah Sridhar, Satish Rao, Darren D Browning
Guanylyl cyclase-C (GC-C) agonists increase cGMP levels in the intestinal epithelium to promote secretion. This process underlies the utility of exogenous GC-C agonists such as linaclotide for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Because GC-C agonists have limited use in pediatric patients, there is a need for alternative cGMP-elevating agents that are effective in the intestine. The present study aimed to determine whether the PDE-5 inhibitor sildenafil has similar effects as linaclotide on preclinical models of constipation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448562/the-impact-of-anti-drug-antibodies-on-drug-concentrations-and-clinical-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-adalimumab-etanercept-or-infliximab-results-from-a-multinational-real-world-clinical-practice-non-interventional-study
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Robert J Moots, Ricardo M Xavier, Chi Chiu Mok, Mahboob U Rahman, Wen-Chan Tsai, Mustafa H Al-Maini, Karel Pavelka, Ehab Mahgoub, Sameer Kotak, Joan Korth-Bradley, Ron Pedersen, Linda Mele, Qi Shen, Bonnie Vlahos
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the TNF inhibitors etanercept (ETN), adalimumab (ADL), or infliximab (IFX), and determine the potential relationship with trough drug concentration, efficacy, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: This multi-national, non-interventional, cross-sectional study (NCT01981473) enrolled adult patients with RA treated continuously for 6-24 months with ETN, ADL, or IFX...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448441/characterization-of-compounds-with-tumor-cell-proliferation-inhibition-activity-from-mushroom-phellinus-baumii-mycelia-produced-by-solid-state-fermentation
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Henan Zhang, Qian Shao, Wenhan Wang, Jingsong Zhang, Zhong Zhang, Yanfang Liu, Yan Yang
The inhibition of tumor-cell proliferationbyan organicsolvent extract from the solid-state fermentation of Phellinus baumii mycelia inoculated in rice medium was investigated in vitro. The active compounds inhibiting tumor-cell proliferation were characterized. Results revealed that all (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and butanol) fractions inhibited tumor-cell proliferation in a dose-dependent fashion. The ethyl acetate extract had the highest inhibitory effecton tumor-cell proliferation, and the butanol fraction had the lowest...
April 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448416/analysis-of-a-steerable-needle-for-fine-needle-aspiration-and-biopsy-efficiency-and-radiation-dose-compared-with-a-conventional-straight-needle
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Sandra Rutigliano, John A Abraham, Barry E Kenneally, Adam C Zoga, Mika Nevalainen, Johannes B Roedl
PURPOSE: Percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided needle biopsy has proven to be an efficacious method for sampling of many soft tissue lesions, especially deep-seated masses in the abdomen and pelvis. This study sought to test the potential for a novel steerable needle to improve localization and to reduce procedure duration and radiation dose compared with a conventional straight needle. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A fresh, raw meat sample (lean bovine flank) was imbedded with cylindrical radiopaque and radiolucent obstacles designed to simulate vessels (radiolucent objects) and bones (radiopaque objects) on CT...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448143/effect-directed-analysis-of-toxicants-in-sediment-with-combined-passive-dosing-and-in-vivo-toxicity-testing
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Hongxue Qi, Huizhen Li, Yanli Wei, W Tyler Mehler, Eddy Y Zeng, Jing You
Identifying key toxicants in sediment is a great challenge, particularly if non-target toxicants are involved. To identify the contaminants responsible for sediment toxicity to Chironomus dilutus in Guangzhou reach of the Pearl River in South China, passive dosing and in vivo toxicity testing were incorporated into effect-directed analysis (EDA) to account for bioavailability. Fractionation of sediment extracts was performed with gel permeation chromatography and reverse phase liquid chromatography sequentially...
April 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447980/disposable-dosators-for-pulmonary-insufflation-of-therapeutic-agents-to-small-animals
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Phillip G Durham, Shumaila N Hanif, Lucia Garcia Contreras, Ellen F Young, Miriam S Braunstein, Anthony J Hickey
Development of new therapeutic products requires efficacy testing in an animal model. The pulmonary route of administration can be utilized to deliver drugs locally and systemically. Evaluation of dry powder aerosols necessitates an efficient dispersion mechanism to maintain high concentrations in an exposure chamber or for direct endotracheal administration. While solutions exist to expose animals by passive inhalation to dry powder aerosols, most require masses of powder in large excess of the dose delivered...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447862/high-reliability-microcontroller-nerve-stimulator-for-assistance-in-regional-anaesthesia-procedures
#16
Carlos A Ferri, Antonio A F Quevedo
In the last decades, the use of nerve stimulators to aid in regional anaesthesia has been shown to benefit the patient since it allows a better location of the nerve plexus, leading to correct positioning of the needle through which the anaesthetic is applied. However, most of the nerve stimulators available in the market for this purpose do not have the minimum recommended features for a good stimulator, and this can lead to risks to the patient. Thus, this study aims to develop an equipment, using embedded electronics, which meets all the characteristics, for a successful blockade...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447858/risk-prediction-of-hepatotoxicity-in-paracetamol-poisoning
#17
Anselm Wong, Andis Graudins
CONTEXT: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the developed world. A paracetamol treatment nomogram has been used for over four decades to help determine whether patients will develop hepatotoxicity without acetylcysteine treatment, and thus indicates those needing treatment. Despite this, a small proportion of patients still develop hepatotoxicity. More accurate risk predictors would be useful to increase the early detection of patients with the potential to develop hepatotoxicity despite acetylcysteine treatment...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447709/-atypical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#18
Stefanie Hoffrogge, Lena Fels, Marion Schmicke, Reinhard Mischke
In a 12-year-old male Labrador Retriever, presented due to other disease symptoms, clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism (polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal distention, muscle atrophy) were an incidental finding. Abnormal laboratory results and sonographic findings of the adrenal glands, but negative low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests with low basal cortisol concentrations, a negative andrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-stimulation test and exclusion of iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism, suggested an atypical hyperadrenocorticism (AHAC)...
April 27, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447506/anti-inflammatory-and-gastroprotective-potential-of-leaf-essential-oil-of-cinnamomum-glanduliferum-in-ethanol-induced-rat-experimental-gastritis
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Samar S Azab, Gehad A Abdel Jaleel, Omayma A Eldahshan
CONTEXT: Nothing could be found in the literature concerning Cinnamomum glanduliferum (Wall) Meissn (Lauraceae) bark (CG) in Egypt. OBJECTIVE: To investigate CG volatile oil chemically and its anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Essential oils were investigated by GC-MS. Leaves oil was assessed at doses of 250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg for its anti-inflammatory effect against carrageenan-induced rat oedema model...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446831/antinociceptive-and-antioxidant-activities-of-the-methanolic-extract-of-telfairia-occidentalis-seeds
#20
Olukemi Adetutu Osukoya, Daniel Adegbenro, Sunday A Onikanni, Oluwafemi A Ojo, Amos Onasanya
CONTEXT: The seeds of Telfairia occidentalis have been known to possess different biological properties and are used in traditional medicine in Africa and Asia to treat many ailments. The plant is particularly noted traditionally for its healing properties and is usually consumed in the form of herbal decoctions/concoctions as a blood tonic, to treat sudden attacks of convulsions, pain, malaria and anaemia. AIMS: In the present study, various phytochemical and pharmacological studies were done on the methanolic extract of the seeds of Telfairia occidentalis to evaluate its antioxidant and antinociceptive properties to substantiate its traditional use...
October 2016: Ancient Science of Life
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