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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150713/efficacy-of-silexan-in-subthreshold-anxiety-meta-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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Hans-Jürgen Möller, Hans-Peter Volz, Angelika Dienel, Sandra Schläfke, Siegfried Kasper
Subthreshold psychiatric disorders do not fully meet the diagnostic criteria of syndromal disorders but may be associated with comparable disability. To investigate the anxiolytic effect of Silexan, an active substance from lavender oil for oral administration, in patients with subthreshold anxiety, a meta-analysis that included all published trials with Silexan in this indication was performed. Three randomised, placebo-controlled trials in subthreshold anxiety disorders (anxiety disorder not otherwise specified, restlessness and agitation, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) were included...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150464/testosterone-therapy-in-hypogonadal-men-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Jesse Elliott, Shannon E Kelly, Adam C Millar, Joan Peterson, Li Chen, Amy Johnston, Ahmed Kotb, Becky Skidmore, Zemin Bai, Muhammad Mamdani, George A Wells
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative effects of individual testosterone products among hypogonadal men. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL, and grey literature (25 May 2017) for randomised-controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies (NRS) that involved hypogonadal men given testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for ≥3 months. Comparators were placebo, another TRT, or the same product at a different dose...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150293/a-unique-and-promising-combination-of-medications-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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James D Weinstein
At present there is no therapy for Alzheimer's Disease which completely stops the progressive dementia effecting late onset Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients. It is felt that the main reason for this failure is that AD appears to be a disease caused by four major pathological processes. To date, efforts to develop treatments have addressed only one or another of these four etiologies. However, even a partially effective therapy against one cause allows the others, untreated, to continue their inexorable destruction of the neurons of the brain...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150250/a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-the-tolerability-of-a-triple-combination-of-amlodipine-losartan-rosuvastatin-in-patients-with-comorbid-essential-hypertension-and-hyperlipidemia
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Hae-Young Lee, Seok-Yeon Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, Byung-Su Yoo, Dong-Hun Cha, Hae Ok Jung, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Joon Hyouk Choi, Kwang Je Lee, Tae Ho Park, Ju Hyeon Oh, Sang Min Kim, Ji-Yong Choi, Kye Hun Kim, Jaemin Shim, Woo-Shik Kim, Si-Wan Choi, Dae-Gyun Park, Pil-Sang Song, Taek-Jong Hong, Moo-Yong Rhee, Seung-Woon Rha, Seung Woo Park
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a triple combination of amlodipine/losartan/rosuvastatin in patients with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted. Eligible patients with hypertension and a sitting diastolic blood pressure (SiDBP) of >90 mm Hg and LDL-C levels <250mg/dL were screened. After a 4-week run-in period with therapeutic lifestyle changes and losartan potassium 100mg once daily, patients who met both blood pressure criteria (80 mm Hg ≤ SiDBP < 110 mm Hg) and the LDL-C level criteria (defined in the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III cardiovascular risk categories) were randomized to 1 of 3 groups and treated once daily for 8 weeks: losartan potassium 100mg + rosuvastatin 20mg treatment (L/R 100/20) group, amlodipine camsylate 5mg + losartan potassium 100mg treatment (A/L 5/100) group, and amlodipine 5mg+ losartan potassium 100mg + rosuvastatin 20mg (A/L/R 5/100/20) group...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149828/vortioxetine-treatment-for-anxiety-disorder-a-meta-analysis-study
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Anne Yee, Chong Guan Ng, Loh Huai Seng
BACKGROUND: Vortioxetine is a multimodal antidepressant that has been developed for the treatment of major depressive and anxiety disorders. The aim of this review is to quantitatively synthesize all data of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Vortioxetine in treating anxiety disorder. METHOD: Terms of "Vortioxetine" OR "LuAA21004" AND "anxiety" OR "fear" OR "panic" OR "phobia" were searched. A total of two phase II and five phase III clinical trials were found...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149804/systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-cladribine-tablets-versus-alternative-disease-modifying-treatments-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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M K Siddiqui, I S Khurana, S Budhia, R Hettle, G Harty, S L Wong
OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative efficacy and safety of cladribine tablets versus alternative disease modifying treatments (DMTs) in patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), and in a subgroup with high disease activity (HRA+DAT), using systematic literature review (SLR) and network meta-analysis (NMA). METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, MEDLINE In-Process and CENTRAL databases were systematically searched to identify English-language publications of relevant studies of approved DMTs for RRMS...
November 17, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149197/sieve-analysis-of-breakthrough-hiv-1-sequences-in-hvtn-505-identifies-vaccine-pressure-targeting-the-cd4-binding-site-of-env-gp120
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Allan C deCamp, Morgane Rolland, Paul T Edlefsen, Eric Sanders-Buell, Breana Hall, Craig A Magaret, Andrew J Fiore-Gartland, Michal Juraska, Lindsay N Carpp, Shelly T Karuna, Meera Bose, Steven LePore, Shana Miller, Annemarie O'Sullivan, Kultida Poltavee, Hongjun Bai, Kalpana Dommaraju, Hong Zhao, Kim Wong, Lennie Chen, Hasan Ahmed, Derrick Goodman, Matthew Z Tay, Raphael Gottardo, Richard A Koup, Robert Bailer, John R Mascola, Barney S Graham, Mario Roederer, Robert J O'Connell, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Elizabeth Adams, Patricia D'Souza, James Kublin, Lawrence Corey, Daniel E Geraghty, Nicole Frahm, Georgia D Tomaras, M Juliana McElrath, Lisa Frenkel, Sheila Styrchak, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Scott M Hammer, Jerome H Kim, James I Mullins, Peter B Gilbert
Although the HVTN 505 DNA/recombinant adenovirus type 5 vector HIV-1 vaccine trial showed no overall efficacy, analysis of breakthrough HIV-1 sequences in participants can help determine whether vaccine-induced immune responses impacted viruses that caused infection. We analyzed 480 HIV-1 genomes sampled from 27 vaccine and 20 placebo recipients and found that intra-host HIV-1 diversity was significantly lower in vaccine recipients (P ≤ 0.04, Q-values ≤ 0.09) in Gag, Pol, Vif and envelope glycoprotein gp120 (Env-gp120)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149154/philosophical-issues-and-psychological-variables-that-influence-the-determination-of-opioid-effectiveness-a-narrative-review
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Daniel Michael Doleys
BACKGROUND: The prescribing of opioids in the chronic pain setting is often based on the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics of the drug obtained during development and clinical trials. However, the effectiveness of opioids varies widely and often appears to bear no relationship to the aforementioned variables. The impact of philosophical issues and psychological factors on determining how clinically effective opioid therapy is has often been over looked. OBJECTIVES: This manuscript provides a selective review and narrative summary of the philosophical issues and psychological factors which can influence opioid effectiveness...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149144/the-efficacy-of-preoperative-gabapentin-in-spinal-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chao Han, Ming-Jie Kuang, Jian-Xiong Ma, Xin-Long Ma
BACKGROUND: Pain management after spinal surgery has been studied for years. Gabapentin is a third-generation antiepileptic drug that selectively affects the nociceptive process and has been used for pain relief after surgery. However, the relationship between gabapentin and postoperative pain in spinal surgery is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of the pre-emptive use of gabapentin in spinal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148854/comparative-effectiveness-of-lipid-lowering-treatments-to-reduce-cardiovascular-disease
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Dong-Churl Suh, Scott K Griggs, Emmett R Henderson, Seung-Mi Lee, Taehwan Park
With the advent of a new drug class - the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors, patients have another treatment option for lowering their high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in recent years. The objective of this study was to systematically review the cost-effectiveness of lipid-lowering agents such as statins, ezetimibe, and PCSK9 inhibitors. Areas covered: Based on PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, we identified a total of 29 relevant articles...
November 17, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148822/the-effect-of-a-silymarin-phosphatidylserine-and-galega-galactagogue-on-mothers-of-preterm-infants-milk-production
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Francesca Serrao, Mirta Corsello, Costantino Romagnoli, Vito D'Andrea, Enrico Zecca
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of a galactagogue, containing Sylimarin-phosphatidylserine (SILITIDIL) and galega consumed in the first month after delivery by mothers of preterm infants, in maintaining milk production during the first 3-6 months after delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mothers of infants born at gestational age (GA) between 27 and 32 weeks, enrolled in our previous prospective, double-blind, randomized trial and randomly allocated to receive either the galactagogue (GG) or a placebo (PG), were asked about their milk production at 3 and 6 months after delivery...
November 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148629/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-improves-cycling-performance-carried-out-until-the-volitional-exhaustion
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Bruno Bavaresco Gambassi, Ylana Gomes de Santana Barros Leal, Edson R Pinheiro Dos Anjos, Bruna A Antonelli, Daniela C Gomes Gonçalves E Silva, Iracema H Pires de Mélo Montenegro, Rita di Cássia de Oliveira Angelo, Isis S Correia Moura, Paulo A Schwingel
BACKGROUND: Carbohydrates (CHO) are among the most investigated nutritional ergogenic aids, and may be consumed in different forms, e.g., mouth rinse with carbohydrate solution (MRCS). In this sense, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of MRCS on the performance of physically active individuals undergoing a physical exercise session carried out until the volitional exhaustion. METHODS: This is a counter-balanced randomized study, with a double-blind design...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148168/phenylbutazone-induces-equine-glandular-gastric-disease-without-decreasing-prostaglandin-e2-concentrations
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S K Pedersen, A E Cribb, E K Read, D French, H E Banse
In equids, phenylbutazone at high doses induces gastric disease, primarily in the glandular portion of the stomach. However, the mechanism of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced gastric disease in horses has yet to be determined. While phenylbutazone-associated ulceration is often attributed to a decrease in basal gastric prostaglandins, this has not been demonstrated in the horse. Twelve horses were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 6; 4.4 mg/kg phenylbutazone PO in 20 ml molasses q 12 hr for 7 days) or placebo (n = 6; 20 ml molasses PO q 12 hr for 7 days) groups...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148144/systolic-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-an-analysis-of-the-topcat-trial
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Senthil Selvaraj, Brian Claggett, Sanjiv J Shah, Inder Anand, Jean L Rouleau, Akshay S Desai, Eldrin F Lewis, Bertram Pitt, Nancy K Sweitzer, Marc A Pfeffer, Scott D Solomon
AIMS: Recent guidelines have advocated for stricter systolic blood pressure (SBP) control in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), though data regarding the optimal SBP in HFpEF are sparse. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed participants from the Americas from the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist (TOPCAT) study with available baseline and 8-week visit SBP data (n = 1645). We related baseline SBP to several efficacy and safety outcomes...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147810/acceptability-of-a-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-vaginal-ring-for-hiv-prevention-among-women-in-new-york-city
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Dana Watnick, Marla J Keller, Kimberly Stein, Laurie J Bauman
Vaginal rings for pre-exposure prophylaxis are a female-initiated HIV prevention method that does not require daily or coitally-dependent dosing. As part of a randomized placebo-controlled trial of a tenofovir disoproxil fumarate intravaginal ring, we assessed product acceptability through in-depth interviews with 18 women during and after 14 days of continuous use. Women reported that the ring was comfortable with few side effects, regardless of experimental arm. However, interest in future use by this cohort was modest for several reasons including: low self-perceived HIV risk; concern that use implied promiscuity; potential for interference with relationship formation and trust; concern for interference with menstruation and cleanliness; and worries about partners' acceptability and sexual pleasure...
November 16, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147795/preoperative-pregabalin-has-no-effect-on-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-adolescents-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-spinal-deformities-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Linda Helenius, Antti Puhakka, Tuula Manner, Olli Pajulo, Ilkka Helenius
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of preoperative pregabalin on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in adolescents undergoing surgery for spinal deformities. METHODS: Thirty-one adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion were randomized to receive preoperatively either pregabalin 2 mg/kg twice daily or placebo. The ability to make reliable intraoperative neurophysiological measurements, transcranial motor (MEPs) and sensory evoked potentials (SSEP) was evaluated...
November 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147138/an-update-on-prucalopride-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-constipation
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REVIEW
Anam Omer, Eamonn M M Quigley
Chronic constipation (CC) is a highly prevalent and often under-appreciated gastrointestinal disorder associated with significant impairment in quality of life. Symptoms of constipation are typically present for a number of years prior to a patient seeking help. Lifestyle modifications followed by, or coupled with, over-the-counter laxatives represent the initial treatment option; however, relief for many is limited and dissatisfaction rates for these approaches remain high. Over recent years, therefore, considerable effort has been exerted on the development of novel pharmacological approaches...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147120/a-comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-green-tea-and-sour-tea-on-blood-pressure-and-lipid-profile-in-healthy-adult-men
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Marzieh Kafeshani, Mohammad Hasan Entezari, Jahangir Karimian, Makan Pourmasoumi, Mohammad Reza Maracy, Mohammad Reza Amini, Amir Hadi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a set of metabolic disorders affecting heart and blood vessels. Green tea and sour tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) have attracted significant attention recently due to their high popularity, nutrient profile and therapeutic effects. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of green tea and sour tea supplementation on blood pressure and lipid profile in healthy adult men. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial included 54 healthy adult men...
May 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146890/effectiveness-of-topical-green-tea-against-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cases-of-primary-pyoderma-an-open-controlled-trial
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Nagaraju Umashankar, Belliappa Pemmanda, P Gopkumar, A J Hemalatha, Priya K Sundar, H V Prashanth
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial activity of green tea against Staphylococcus aureus both in vitro and in vivo has been reported recently. Studies on clinical efficacy and safety of green tea as antibacterial agent against S. aureus in human cases are rare. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of topical green tea on primary pyoderma caused by S. aureus. We also attempted to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of green tea against S...
November 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
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