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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938517/green-tea-camellia-sinensis-and-l-theanine-medicinal-values-and-beneficial-applications-in-humans-a-comprehensive-review
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Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Arif, Mohib Ullah Kakar, Robina Manzoor, Mohamed Ezzat Abd El-Hack, Mahmoud Alagawany, Ruchi Tiwari, Rekha Khandia, Ashok Munjal, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Kuldeep Dhama, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Maryam Dadar, Chao Sun
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a famous herb, and its extract has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicinal system. In this context, several studies have revealed its health benefits and medicinal potentialities for several ailments. With ever increasing scientific knowledge, search for safer, potential and novel type of health-related supplements quest, scientists are re-directing their research interests to explore natural resources i.e. medicinal herbs/plant derived compounds. Green tea consumption has gained a special attention and popularity in the modern era of changing lifestyle...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938182/the-genetic-epidemiology-of-substance-use-disorder-a-review
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Elizabeth C Prom-Wormley, Jane Ebejer, Danielle M Dick, M Scott Bowers
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorder (SUD) remains a significant public health issue. A greater understanding of how genes and environment interact to regulate phenotypes comprising SUD will facilitate directed treatments and prevention. METHODS: The literature studying the neurobiological correlates of SUD with a focus on the genetic and environmental influences underlying these mechanisms was reviewed. Results from twin/family, human genetic association, gene-environment interaction, epigenetic literature, phenome-wide association studies are summarized for alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, cocaine, and opioids...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936829/-protocol-of-intensive-hospital-monitoring-with-long-follow-up-and-large-sample-diemailing-kudiezi-injection-as-example
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Xing Liao, Yan-Ming Xie, Gui-Qian Wang
This is a protocol of intensive hospital monitoring with long follow up and large sample of Diemailing Kudiezi injection, which aims to identify adverse drug reactions(ADRs) of Diemailing Kudiezi injection, including known incidence of adverse reactions, the incidence of new adverse reactions, the incidence of various ADR symptoms and the incidence of ADR among the sub populations; clarify the clinical features of ADRs of Diemailing Kudiezi injection; explore risk factors for ADRs; and analyze their usage in real world...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934791/a-practical-guide-for-treatment-of-pain-in-patients-with-systemic-mast-cell-activation-disease
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Stefan Wirz, Gerhard J Molderings
Systemic mast cell activation disease (MCAD, a subclass of mastocytosis), which has a prevalence of around 17% (at least in the German population), is characterized by accumulation of genetically altered dysfunctional mast cells with abnormal release of these cells' mediators. Since mast cells affect functions in potentially every organ system, often without causing abnormalities in routine laboratory or radiologic testing, this disease has to be considered routinely in the differential diagnosis of patients with chronic multisystem polymorbidity of a generally inflammatory and allergic theme...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933627/primary-care-for-mentally-ill-adults-in-acute-residential-treatment-facilities
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Linda Chafetz, Gerri Collins-Bride
Psychiatric bed capacity has decreased nationally with an impact on the number and the types of patients admitted to acute in-patient units. Acute residential programs provide alternatives to hospitals for patients with problems that do not meet criteria for admission. However, these settings may not have resources to respond to the medical co-morbidities associated with severe mental illness. To understand the medical needs of patients in these settings, this research examined data from a nurse-managed primary care outreach service...
September 21, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932181/invasive-intraneural-interfaces-foreign-body-reaction-issues
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Fiorenza Lotti, Federico Ranieri, Gianluca Vadalà, Loredana Zollo, Giovanni Di Pino
Intraneural interfaces are stimulation/registration devices designed to couple the peripheral nervous system (PNS) with the environment. Over the last years, their use has increased in a wide range of applications, such as the control of a new generation of neural-interfaced prostheses. At present, the success of this technology is limited by an electrical impedance increase, due to an inflammatory response called foreign body reaction (FBR), which leads to the formation of a fibrotic tissue around the interface, eventually causing an inefficient transduction of the electrical signal...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932090/new-botanical-drug-hl-tablet-reduces-hepatic-fat-as-measured-by-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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Jae Yoon Jeong, Joo Hyun Sohn, Yang Hyun Baek, Yong Kyun Cho, Yongsoo Kim, Hyeonjin Kim
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of HL tablet extracted from magnolia officinalis for treating patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: Seventy-four patients with NAFLD diagnosed by ultrasonography were randomly assigned to 3 groups given high dose (400 mg) HL tablet, low dose (133.4 mg) HL tablet and placebo, respectively, daily for 12 wk. The primary endpoint was post-treatment change of hepatic fat content (HFC) measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929462/can-body-temperature-dysregulation-explain-the-co-occurrence-between-overweight-obesity-sleep-impairment-late-night-eating-and-a-sedentary-lifestyle
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Rhonda F Brown, Einar B Thorsteinsson, Michael Smithson, C Laird Birmingham, Hessah Aljarallah, Christopher Nolan
PURPOSE: Overweight/obesity, sleep disturbance, night eating, and a sedentary lifestyle are common co-occurring problems. There is a tendency for them to co-occur together more often than they occur alone. In some cases, there is clarity as to the time course and evolution of the phenomena. However, specific mechanism(s) that are proposed to explain a single co-occurrence cannot fully explain the more generalized tendency to develop concurrent symptoms and/or disorders after developing one of the phenomena...
September 19, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928478/biomimetically-engineered-amphotericin-b-nano-aggregates-circumvent-toxicity-constraints-and-treat-systemic-fungal-infection-in-experimental-animals
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Qamar Zia, Owais Mohammad, Mohd Ahmar Rauf, Wasi Khan, Swaleha Zubair
Biomimetic synthesis of nanoparticles offers a convenient and bio friendly approach to fabricate complex structures with sub-nanometer precision from simple precursor components. In the present study, we have synthesized nanoparticles of Amphotericin B (AmB), a potent antifungal agent, using Aloe vera leaf extract. The synthesis of AmB nano-assemblies (AmB-NAs) was established employing spectro-photometric and electron microscopic studies, while their crystalline nature was established by X-ray diffraction...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928183/assessing-the-extent-of-drug-interactions-among-patients-with-multimorbidity-in-primary-and-secondary-care-in-the-west-midlands-uk-a-study-protocol-for-the-mixed-methods-multimorbidity-study-mimms
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Ruth Backman, Philip Weber, Alice M Turner, Mark Lee, Ian Litchfield
INTRODUCTION: The numbers of patients with three or more chronic conditions (multimorbidity) are increasing, and will rise to 2.9 million by 2018 in the UK alone. Currently in the UK, conditions are mainly managed using over 250 sets of single-condition guidance, which has the potential to generate conflicting recommendations for lifestyle and concurrent medication for individual patients with more than one condition. To address some of these issues, we are developing a new computer-based tool to help manage these patients more effectively...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927987/industry-perspective-on-contemporary-protein-binding-methodologies-considerations-for-regulatory-drug-drug-interaction-and-related-guidelines-on-highly-bound-drugs
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Li Di, Christopher Breen, Rob Chambers, Sean T Eckley, Robert Fricke, Avijit Ghosh, Paul Harradine, J Cory Kalvass, Stacy Ho, Caroline A Lee, Punit Marathe, Everett J Perkins, Mark Qian, Susanna Tse, Zhengyin Yan, Maciej J Zamek-Gliszczynski
Regulatory agencies have recently issued drug-drug interaction (DDI) guidelines, which require determination of plasma protein binding (PPB). To err on the conservative side, the agencies recommend that a 0.01 lower limit of fraction unbound (fu) be used for highly bound compounds (>99%), irrespective of the actual measured values. While this may avoid false negatives, the recommendation would likely result in a high rate of false positive predictions, resulting in unnecessary clinical studies and more stringent inclusion/exclusion criteria, which may add cost and time in delivery of new medicines to patients...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919737/bacterial-membrane-vesicles-as-novel-nanosystems-for-drug-delivery
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Sapna Jain, Jonathan Pillai
Bacterial membrane vesicles (BMVs) are closed spherical nanostructures that are shed naturally and ubiquitously by most bacterial species both in vivo and in vitro. Researchers have elucidated their roles in long-distance transport of a wide array of cargoes, such as proteins, toxins, antigens, virulence factors, microbicidal agents and antibiotics. Given that these natural carriers are important players in intercellular communication, it has been hypothesized that they are equally well attuned for transport and delivery of exogenous therapeutic cargoes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919218/cardiologist-s-point-of-view-novel-ecg-biomarkers-and-in-silico-models-for-proarrhythmic-risk-prediction-are-we-ready
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Jay W Mason
The CiPA initiative is well underway, but in its early stages. Are we ready for it? There are several issues that bear on the success of this multidisciplinary effort related to (1) the final testing paradigm that will result, (2) the way in which discrepancies in test methods will be handled, (3) commercialization of the testing methods, (4) quantitative understanding of arrhythmia risk of the 6 non-hERG channels being tested, (5) validity of the CiPA drug list, and (6) ultimate clinical validation.
August 15, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914120/the-furthest-left-behind-the-urgent-need-to-scale-up-harm-reduction-in-prisons
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Gen Sander, Fionnuala Murphy
Purpose Raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) on prisoners worldwide and the need for key harm reduction services such as needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy in prisons offer practical recommendations to assist policy makers in implementing or scaling up these services. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This study is a desk review of existing data and evidence on HIV, HCV and harm reduction in prisons, analysis of political barriers and formulation of key policy recommendations...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912551/the-antipsychotic-drugs-olanzapine-and-haloperidol-modify-network-connectivity-and-spontaneous-activity-of-neural-networks-in-vitro
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Egor Dzyubenko, Georg Juckel, Andreas Faissner
Impaired neural synchronization is a hallmark of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia. It has been proposed that schizophrenia-related cognitive deficits are caused by an unbalance of reciprocal inhibitory and stimulatory signaling. This supposedly leads to decreased power of induced gamma oscillations during the performance of cognitive tasks. In light of this hypothesis an efficient antipsychotic treatment should modify the connectivity and synchronization of local neural circuits. To address this issue, we investigated a model of hippocampal neuronal networks in vitro...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911662/pharmacokinetic-interactions-of-herbal-medicines-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis
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Tun-Pin Hsueh, Wan-Ling Lin, Tung-Hu Tsai
Chronic liver disease is a serious global health problem, and an increasing number of patients are seeking alternative medicines or complementary treatment. Herbal medicines account for 16.8% of patients with chronic liver disease who use complementary and alternative therapies. A survey of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan reported that Long-Dan-Xie-Gan-Tang, Jia-Wei-Xia-Yao-San, and Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang (Sho-saiko-to) were the most frequent formula prescriptions for chronic hepatitis used by traditional Chinese medicine physicians...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911309/formulation-quality-control-and-safety-issues-of-nanocarriers-used-for-cancer-treatment
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Ismael D Bianco, Marcelo R Ceballos, Cristian Casado, Viviana G Dabbene, Carolina Rizzi, R Kiyomi Mizutamari
Cancer is becoming a leading cause of death in the last years. Although we have seen great advances, most human cancers remain incurable because many patients either do not respond or relapse to treatment. Several lines of research are disclosing new therapeutic targets which lead to new active drugs. However, there are still unsolved problems related to stabilization of the pharmaceutical ingredient in aqueous and biological media, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles and cellular uptake to name just a few...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911299/in-silico-models-for-nanomedicine-recent-developments
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Pietro Mascheroni, Bernhard Aribo Schrefler
Nanomedicine is a recent promising setting for the advancement of current medical therapies, in particular for cancer. Nanoparticle-mediated therapies are aimed to tackle extremely complex phenomena, involving different biochemical, mechanical and biophysical factors. Computational models can contribute to medical research by helping the understanding of biological mechanisms and by providing quantitative analyses. In this work, we report on computational models that address four main issues related to the use of nanoparticles in anti-cancer therapies, namely the delivery of nanoparticles, their uptake by cells, the release of drugs from nano-platforms and nanoparticle-based therapeutics...
April 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903322/evaluation-of-a-community-based-integrated-heroin-addiction-treatment-model-in-chinese-patients
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Hong-He Zhang, Lin-Xiang Tan, Wei Hao, Qi-Jian Deng
In this study, we analyzed the efficacy and feasibility of a community-based integrated heroin addiction treatment model in Chinese patients. The 210 heroin addicts belonging to six Chinese communities received an integrated biopsychosocial intervention that included pharmacological treatment, counseling and social assistance. High proportions of study participants were retained at the 12-month (91.9%; 193/210) and 24-month (88.1%; 185/210) follow-up visits. The number of morphine-positive subjects declined from 61...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901856/recent-patents-and-emerging-therapeutics-on-ocular-inflammation-and-allergy
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Vibhuti Francisco Agrahari, Zach Aulgur, Siddhant Thukral, Nikhil Dhall, Ryan Conely, Ashim K Mitra
BACKGROUND: Ocular inflammation and allergic eye diseases range from mild to severe may disturbs visual function and affects quality of life. Since these diseases require intensive therapies, the pathophysiology and treatments of these conditions are highlighted. OBJECTIVE: The ocular diseases caused by inflammation and allergy are extensively studied in this review to provide an overview of the newer compounds, novel delivery approaches, preclinical and clinical trials for treatment of the allergic conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome, and uveitis...
September 11, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
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