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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441703/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-inhibitory-effects-of-%C3%AE-mangostin-on-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-and-allografts
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Ratchadawan Aukkanimart, Thidarut Boonmars, Pranee Sriraj, Panupan Sripan, Jiraporn Songsri, Panaratana Ratanasuwan, Porntip Laummaunwai, Parichart Boueroy, Sukhonthip Khueangchaingkhwang, Benjamabhorn Pumhirunroj, Atchara Artchayasawat, Sirintip Boonjaraspinyo, Zhiliang Wu, Chariya Hahnvajanawong, Kulthida Vaeteewoottacharn, Sopit Wongkham
We investigated the anti-cholangiocarcinoma effect of α-mangostin from Garcinia mangostana pericarp extract (GM) in a human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cell line and a hamster CCA allograft model. In vitro, human CCA cells were treated with GM at various concentrations and for different time periods; then cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis were evaluated using flow cytometry, and metastatic potential with wound healing assays. In vivo, hamster allografts were treated with GM, gemcitabine (positive control) and a placebo (negative control) for 1 month; tumor weight and volume were then determined...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441522/feeling-safe-but-appearing-anxious-differential-effects-of-alcohol-on-anxiety-and-social-performance-in-individuals-with-social-anxiety-disorder
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Stephan Stevens, Ruth Cooper, Trisha Bantin, Christiane Hermann, Alexander L Gerlach
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD) co-occur frequently and there is preliminary evidence that alcohol might reduce social anxiety. It is, however, unclear which mechanisms contribute to the anxiety reducing effect, particularly regarding key aspects of social anxiety such as deficits in social performance. We compared self-rated and physiological measures of anxiety as well as self- and observer-rated social performance in a sample of 62 individuals with SAD and 60 nonanxious control participants during a speech task after receiving either alcohol, an alcohol-free placebo drink or orange juice...
April 18, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441068/a-controlled-randomized-double-blind-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-chitosan-n-acetylcysteine-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
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Doreen Schmidl, René Werkmeister, Semira Kaya, Angelika Unterhuber, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Renate Baumgartner, Sonja Höller, Maria O'Rourke, Ward Peterson, Annika Wolter, Martin Prinz, Leopold Schmetterer, Gerhard Garhöfer
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of chitosan-N-acetylcysteine (C-NAC) eye drops on tear film thickness (TFT) in patients with dry eye syndrome (DES). METHODS: This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical investigation with patients assigned to 2 cohorts. In Cohort I, 21 patients were randomized to receive 1 instillation of C-NAC eye drops in 1 eye and placebo (normal saline solution) in the contralateral eye. In Cohort II, 17 patients were randomized to receive C-NAC eye drops once (QD) or twice (BID) daily for 5 days...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440968/the-effects-of-active-hexose-correlated-compound-ahcc-on-levels-of-cd4-and-cd8-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-or-peritoneal-cancer-receiving-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Wineeya Suknikhom, Ruangsak Lertkhachonsuk, Tarinee Manchana
Background: Adjuvant chemotherapy is a required treatment for most patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) or peritoneal cancer. However, it has many adverse events which may affect oncologic outcomes. Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) has been reported to be an immunoenhancer to decrease adverse events of chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: Patients were randomized and allocated to receive either AHCC three grams/day (500mg/ capsule) or placebo. These drugs were administrated as two capsules orally three times a day throughout six cycles of chemotherapy...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440858/treatment-with-disease-modifying-drugs-for-people-with-a-first-clinical-attack-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Graziella Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Marinella Clerico, Omid Beiki, Miriam Mattoscio, Federico Piazza, Sten Fredrikson, Irene Tramacere, Antonio Scalfari, Georgia Salanti
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 20 years. The advent of disease-modifying drugs in the mid-1990s heralded a period of rapid progress in the understanding and management of multiple sclerosis. With the support of magnetic resonance imaging early diagnosis is possible, enabling treatment initiation at the time of the first clinical attack. As most of the disease-modifying drugs are associated with adverse events, patients and clinicians need to weigh the benefit and safety of the various early treatment options before taking informed decisions...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440853/antibiotic-strategies-for-eradicating-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-people-with-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Simon C Langton Hewer, Alan R Smyth
BACKGROUND: Respiratory tract infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs in most people with cystic fibrosis. Once chronic infection is established, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is virtually impossible to eradicate and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Early infection may be easier to eradicate.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003, and previously updated in 2006, 2009 and 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether antibiotic treatment of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in children and adults with cystic fibrosis eradicates the organism, delays the onset of chronic infection, and results in clinical improvement...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440817/effects-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptor-antagonism-on-human-planning-and-spatial-working-memory
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M Naef, U Müller, A Linssen, L Clark, T W Robbins, C Eisenegger
Psychopharmacological studies in humans suggest important roles for dopamine (DA) D2 receptors in human executive functions, such as cognitive planning and spatial working memory (SWM). However, studies that investigate an impairment of such functions using the selective DA D2/3 receptor antagonist sulpiride have yielded inconsistent results, perhaps because relatively low doses were used. We believe we report for the first time, the effects of a higher (800 mg p.o.) single dose of sulpiride as well as of genetic variation in the DA receptor D2 gene (DA receptor D2 Taq1A polymorphism), on planning and working memory...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440812/biobehavioral-effects-of-baclofen-in-anxious-alcohol-dependent-individuals-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-laboratory-study
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M Farokhnia, M L Schwandt, M R Lee, J W Bollinger, L A Farinelli, J P Amodio, L Sewell, T A Lionetti, D E Spero, L Leggio
Baclofen has been suggested as a potential pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder, but the clinical data are conflicting. Here we investigated the biobehavioral effects of baclofen in a sample of anxious alcohol-dependent individuals. This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, human laboratory study in non-treatment seeking alcohol-dependent individuals with high trait anxiety (N=34). Participants received baclofen (30 mg per day) or placebo for at least 8 days, then performed an experimental session consisting of alcohol cue-reactivity followed by alcohol administration procedure (alcohol priming, then alcohol self-administration)...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440810/naltrexone-modulates-dopamine-release-following-chronic-but-not-acute-amphetamine-administration-a-translational-study
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N Jayaram-Lindström, J Guterstam, J Häggkvist, M Ericson, T Malmlöf, B Schilström, C Halldin, S Cervenka, T Saijo, A-L Nordström, J Franck
The opioid antagonist naltrexone has been shown to attenuate the subjective effects of amphetamine. However, the mechanisms behind this modulatory effect are currently unknown. We hypothesized that naltrexone would diminish the striatal dopamine release induced by amphetamine, which is considered an important mechanism behind many of its stimulant properties. We used positron emission tomography and the dopamine D2-receptor radioligand [(11)C]raclopride in healthy subjects to study the dopaminergic effects of an amphetamine injection after pretreatment with naltrexone or placebo...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440782/systematization-of-clinical-trials-related-to-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome-1980-2015
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Santiago Cardona Velásquez, Laura Guzmán Vivares, Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias
INTRODUCTION: Despite the clinical, epidemiological, and economic significance of metabolic syndrome, the profile of clinical trials on this disease is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical trials related to treatment of metabolic syndrome during the 1980-2015 period. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature using an ex ante search protocol which followed the phases of the guide Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in four multidisciplinary databases with seven search strategies...
February 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440590/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-and-fracture-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
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Darin Ruanpeng, Patompong Ungprasert, Jutarat Sangtian, Tasma Harindhanavudhi
INTRODUCTION: Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors could potentially alter calcium and phosphate homeostasis and may increase the risk of bone fracture. METHODS: The current meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the fracture risk among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with SGLT2 inhibitors. Randomized controlled trials that compared the efficacy of SGLT2 inhibitors to placebo were identified. The risk ratios of fracture among patients who received SGLT2 inhibitors versus placebo were extracted from each study...
April 25, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440580/systematic-review-quality-of-trials-on-the-symptomatic-effects-of-the-low-fodmap-diet-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
L R Krogsgaard, M Lyngesen, P Bytzer
BACKGROUND: The low Fermentable Oligo-, Di- Monosaccharides, and Polyoles (FODMAP) diet is a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Experts refer to the diet as supported by high level of evidence, but an evaluation of the quality of trials is lacking. AIM: To provide a systematic review of the quality of trials on the symptomatic effects of the low FODMAP diet for IBS. METHODS: Pubmed and EMBASE were searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) reporting effect of the low FODMAP diet on IBS symptoms...
April 25, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440320/a-review-of-pomegranate-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
C J Paller, A Pantuck, M A Carducci
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies showing that pomegranate juice and its components inhibit prostate cancer led to multiple clinical trials to determine whether pomegranate products could slow the growth of prostate cancer. This review summarizes the preclinical data and discusses the results of the clinical trials. METHODS: Trials targeted patients on active surveillance, neoadjuvant patients, patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) following local therapy for prostate cancer, and patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)...
April 25, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440311/efficacy-and-safety-of-rectal-5-aminosalicylic-acid-versus-corticosteroids-in-active-distal-ulcerative-colitis-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Xiaojing Zhao, Changcheng Zhou, Jingjing Ma, Yunjuan Zhu, Min Sun, Peixue Wang, Yi Zhang, Haiqin Ma, Hongjie Zhang
Topical 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and corticosteroids are used frequently in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis (UC). Our study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of different topical drugs used to treat active distal UC. A random-effects model within a Bayesian framework was utilized to compare treatment effects and safety as odds ratios (ORs) with corresponding 95% credible intervals (CrI). The surface under the cumulative ranking area (SUCRA) and median rank (MR) with corresponding 95% CrI were calculated to rank the treatment outcomes...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440297/efficacy-and-safety-of-rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-prophylaxis-against-post-ercp-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-Chao Hou, Qiang Hu, Jiao Huang, Jing-Yuan Fang, Hua Xiong
Rectal nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not commonly used clinically for preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of NSAIDs for post-ERCP prophylaxis, we systematically reviewed sixteen randomized controlled trials (involving 6458 patients) that compared rectal NSAIDs with placebo or no treatment for post-ERCP pancreatitis prophylaxis updated to August 2016. GRADE framework was used to assess the quality of evidence...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440105/effect-of-doxazosin-on-stress-reactivity-and-the-ability-to-resist-smoking
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Terril L Verplaetse, Andrea H Weinberger, Lindsay M Oberleitner, Kathryn Mz Smith, Brian P Pittman, Julia M Shi, Jeanette M Tetrault, Meaghan E Lavery, Marina R Picciotto, Sherry A McKee
Preclinical findings support a role for α1-adrenergic antagonists in reducing nicotine-motivated behaviors, but these findings have yet to be translated to humans. The current study evaluated whether doxazosin would attenuate stress-precipitated smoking in the human laboratory. Using a well-validated laboratory analogue of smoking-lapse behavior, this pilot study evaluated whether doxazosin (4 and 8 mg/day) versus placebo attenuated the effect of stress (vs neutral imagery) on tobacco craving, the ability to resist smoking and subsequent ad-libitum smoking in nicotine-deprived smokers ( n=35)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439994/ethnicity-and-age-as-factors-in-sildenafil-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
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Dana A Ohl, Vera Stecher, Li-Jung Tseng
INTRODUCTION: Sildenafil has been evaluated in >16 000 men with erectile dysfunction (ED) in double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. AIM: To assess efficacy and safety of sildenafil in ED by ethnicity (white, black Asian) and age (≤45, 46-60, ≥61 years). METHODS: Data were pooled from 38 double-blind, placebo-controlled, flexible-dose trials. Most had starting sildenafil doses of 50 mg once daily, ~1 hour before sexual activity, with adjustment to 100 or 25 mg as needed...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439881/effect-of-cocoa-on-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Karin Ried, Peter Fakler, Nigel P Stocks
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing to about 50% of cardiovascular events worldwide and 37% of cardiovascular-related deaths in Western populations. Epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cocoa have been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and therefore blood pressure reduction. Here we update previous meta-analyses on the effect of cocoa on blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439774/albumin-induced-neuroprotection-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-the-alias-trial-does-severity-mechanism-and-time-of-infusion-matter
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Rakesh Khatri, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Alberto Maud, Muhammad Shah Miran, Mohtashim Arbaab Qureshi, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Adnan I Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is any differential benefit of albumin administration within 2 h of onset of ischemia and in settings (severe ischemia with reperfusion in cardioembolic strokes with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] ≥15), most representative of experimental models of cerebral ischemia in which albumin was effective in reducing neurological injury. BACKGROUND: High-dose intravenous (IV) albumin treatment for acute ischemic stroke (ALIAS) trial did not show overall clinical benefit in ischemic stroke patients in contrast to preclinical studies; however, models of preclinical studies were not completely followed...
April 24, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439488/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-of-the-effect-of-lactobacillus-paracasei-k71-intake-on-salivary-release-of-secretory-immunoglobulin-a
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Yuhi Saito, Mikio Fujii, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kentaro Maruyama, Yasuyuki Kowatari, Hiromaru Ogata, Takehisa Kumagai
Lactobacillus paracasei K71 was shown to be effective in alleviating the severity of atopic dermatitis in a randomized controlled trial, and a preliminary open-label trial suggested that strain K71 intake enhanced secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) release in the saliva. This study investigated the effect of K71 on sIgA release in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. The trial included 62 Japanese subjects aged 20-64 years with relatively low rates of salivary sIgA release. Subjects (n=31 in each group) were randomly given a tablet containing 100 mg (approximately 2 × 10(11) bacteria) of K71 or a placebo tablet daily for 12 weeks...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
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