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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332320/the-role-of-tiotropium-olodaterol-dual-bronchodilator-therapy-in-the-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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David M G Halpin
Bronchodilator therapy is central to the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and are recommended as the preferred treatment by the Global Obstructive Lung Disease Initiative (GOLD). Long acting anti-muscarinics (LAMA) and long acting β₂ agonists (LABA) are both more effective than regular short-acting drugs but many patients remain symptomatic despite monotherapy with these drugs. Combination therapy with LAMA and LABA increases the therapeutic benefit while minimizing dose-dependent side effects of long-acting bronchodilator therapy...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332222/efficacy-of-crocus-sativus-saffron-in-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-associated-with-post-menopausal-hot-flashes-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ladan Kashani, Sophia Esalatmanesh, Farzaneh Eftekhari, Samrand Salimi, Tahereh Foroughifar, Farnaz Etesam, Hamideh Safiaghdam, Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Shahin Akhondzadeh
PURPOSE: Due to concerns regarding the side effects of hormone therapy, many studies have focused on the development of non-hormonal agents for treatment of hot flashes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus) in treatment of major depressive disorder associated with post-menopausal hot flashes. METHODS: Sixty women with post-menopausal hot flashes participated in this study. The patients randomly received either saffron (30 mg/day, 15 mg twice per day) or placebo for 6 weeks...
January 13, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332050/supplemental-retinal-carotenoids-enhance-memory-in-healthy-individuals-with-low-levels-of-macular-pigment-in-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Rebecca Power, Robert F Coen, Stephen Beatty, Riona Mulcahy, Rachel Moran, Jim Stack, Alan N Howard, John M Nolan
BACKGROUND: There is a biologically plausible rationale whereby the dietary carotenoids lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z), and meso-zeaxanthin (MZ), which are collectively referred to as macular pigment (MP) in the central retina (macula), support the maintenance of cognition via their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of supplemental L, Z, and MZ on memory, executive function, and verbal fluency among healthy individuals with low MP levels...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331959/probenecid-improves-cardiac-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-vivo-and-cardiomyocyte-calcium-sensitivity-in-vitro
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Nathan Robbins, Mark Gilbert, Mohit Kumar, James W McNamara, Patrick Daly, Sheryl E Koch, Ginger Conway, Mohamed Effat, Jessica G Woo, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Jack Rubinstein
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 is a calcium channel activated by probenecid. Probenecid is a Food and Drug Administration-approved uricosuric drug that has recently been shown to induce positive lusitropic and inotropic effects in animal models through cardiomyocyte transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 activation. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that oral probenecid can improve cardiac function and symptomatology in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and to further elucidate its calcium-dependent effects on myocyte contractility...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331722/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-serum-sclerostin-levels-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Ashok Kumar Yadav, Vivek Kumar, Debasish Banerjee, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
Vitamin D deficiency, cardiovascular disease and abnormal bone mineral metabolism are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Abnormal bone mineral metabolism has been linked to vascular calcification in CKD. Sclerostin has emerged as an important messenger in cross talk between bone-vascular axis. We analyzed sclerostin in subjects who participated in the randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial investigating the effect of cholecalciferol supplementation on vascular function in non-diabetic CKD stage G3-4 and vitamin D ≤20ng/ml [CTRI/2013/05/003648]...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331711/omega-3-supplements-reduce-self-reported-physical-aggression-in-healthy-adults
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Laurent Bègue, Ap Zaalberg, Rébecca Shankland, Aaron Duke, Julie Jacquet, Perla Kaliman, Lucie Pennel, Marc Chanove, Philippe Arvers, Brad J Bushman
There is emerging evidence that Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements can decrease aggression. However, experimental studies with adults from non-specific populations are scarce. We hypothesized that Omega-3 supplements would decrease self-reported aggression among non-clinical participants. In a double-blind randomized trial, two groups of participants (N = 194) aged 18-45 from the general population followed a 6-weeks treatment with 638mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 772mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) per day or the equivalent quantity of copra oil (placebo)...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331703/the-effects-of-vortioxetine-on-cognitive-performance-in-working-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-short-term-randomized-double-blind-exploratory-study
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Bernhard T Baune, Lasse B Sluth, Christina K Olsen
BACKGROUND: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a complex disease characterized by emotional, physical and cognitive symptoms. We explored the efficacy of vortioxetine versus placebo on outcomes of cognition, functioning and mood symptoms in working patients with depression, using paroxetine as an active reference. METHODS: Gainfully employed patients (18-65 years, N = 152) with MDD were randomized 1:1:1 to 8 weeks' double-blind, parallel treatment either with vortioxetine (10mg/day) or paroxetine (20mg/day), or with placebo...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331604/efficacy-of-intravenous-lidocaine-on-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis-from-randomized-controlled-trials
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M M Jinyuan Li, M M Gang Wang, M M Weituan Xu, M M Mei Ding, M D Wenli Yu
OBJECTIVE: Whether intravenous lidocaine has a beneficial role in controlling acute pain after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in currently unknown. We performed a meta-analysis from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the efficacy and safety of intravenous lidocaine for the treatment of acute postoperative pain after LC. METHODS: In August 2017, a systematic search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and the Cochrane Library...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330660/theobromine-consumption-does-not-improve-fasting-and-postprandial-vascular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Lotte Smolders, Ronald P Mensink, Jose J van den Driessche, Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat
BACKGOUND: Theobromine, a component of cocoa, may favorably affect conventional lipid-related cardiovascular risk markers, but effects on flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and other vascular function markers are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of 4-week theobromine consumption (500 mg/day) on fasting and postprandial vascular function markers. DESIGN: In a randomized, double-blind crossover study, 44 apparently healthy overweight (N = 30) and obese (N = 14) men and women with low HDL-C concentrations, consumed daily 500 mg theobromine or placebo for 4 weeks...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330659/coffee-with-a-high-content-of-chlorogenic-acids-and-low-content-of-hydroxyhydroquinone-improves-postprandial-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-borderline-and-stage-1-hypertension
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Masato Kajikawa, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Takayuki Hidaka, Yukiko Nakano, Satoshi Kurisu, Takeshi Matsumoto, Yumiko Iwamoto, Shinji Kishimoto, Shogo Matsui, Yoshiki Aibara, Farina Mohamad Yusoff, Yasuki Kihara, Kazuaki Chayama, Chikara Goto, Kensuke Noma, Ayumu Nakashima, Takuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Tone, Masanobu Hibi, Noriko Osaki, Yoshihisa Katsuragi, Yukihito Higashi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate acute effects of coffee with a high content of chlorogenic acids and different hydroxyhydroquinone contents on postprandial endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: This was a single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover-within-subject clinical trial. A total of 37 patients with borderline or stage 1 hypertension were randomized to two study groups. The participants consumed a test meal with a single intake of the test coffee...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330655/effectiveness-for-dentin-hypersensitivity-treatment-of-non-carious-cervical-lesions-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vittorio Moraschini, Larissa Salina da Costa, Gustavo Oliveira Dos Santos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of in-home or in-office treatments for dentin hypersensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search without restriction on dates or languages was performed in four electronic databases until March 2017. In addition, hand-searches in regular journals and in the gray literature were also conducted. To develop the search strategy, clinical questions were formulated using the PICOS method...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330646/potential-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related cardiac dysfunction is thought to be multifactorial, and possibly a key factor for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with DM and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for HFpEF, which is presented as LV diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, it is well known that, in addition to DM, hypertension and overweight/obesity are also important factors associated with HFpEF...
January 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330573/tocotrienol-supplementation-suppressed-bone-resorption-and-oxidative-stress-in-postmenopausal-osteopenic-women-a-12-week-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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C-L Shen, S Yang, M D Tomison, A W Romero, C K Felton, H Mo
Tocotrienols have shown bone-protective effect in animals. This study showed that a 12-week tocotrienol supplementation decreased concentrations of bone resorption biomarker and bone remodeling regulators via suppressing oxidative stress in postmenopausal osteopenic women. INTRODUCTION: Tocotrienols (TT) have been shown to benefit bone health in ovariectomized animals, a model of postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 12-week TT supplementation on bone markers (serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP), urine N-terminal telopeptide (NTX), serum soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (sRANKL), and serum osteoprotegerin (OPG)), urine calcium, and an oxidative stress biomarker (8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)) in postmenopausal women with osteopenia...
January 12, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329028/equine-allogeneic-chondrogenic-induced-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-gcp-target-animal-safety-and-biodistribution-study
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S Y Broeckx, J H Spaas, K Chiers, L Duchateau, L Van Hecke, L Van Brantegem, M Dumoulin, A M Martens, F Pille
The safety of the intra-articular use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is scarcely reported. Therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the safety of a single intra-articular injection with allogeneic chondrogenic induced MSCs combined with equine plasma (=the investigational product: IVP) compared to a saline (0.9% NaCl) placebo control (=control product: CP). Sixteen healthy experimental horses were randomly assigned to receive a single intra-articular injection with either the IVP (n=8) or the CP (n=8) in the left metacarpophalangeal joint...
December 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328487/combination-of-gemcitabine-and-erlotinib-inhibits-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-mice-via-the-jak-stat-pathway
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Liwen Chen, Ding'an Zhou, Zhehao Liu, Xinhao Huang, Qianfan Liu, Yiping Kang, Zili Chen, Yuntao Guo, Haitao Zhu, Chengyi Sun
Compared to single gemcitabine treatment, the combination of gemcitabine and erlotinib has shown effective response in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. However, the combination therapy has not proven effective in patients with pancreatic cancer after R0 or R1 resection. In the present study, a nude mice model of orthotopic xenotransplantation after tumor resection was established using pancreatic cancer cell lines, BxPC-3 and PANC‑1. Mice were divided in four groups (each with n=12) and were treated as follows: the control group received a placebo via intraperitoneal injection (i...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328027/the-impact-of-12-month-growth-hormone-replacement-therapy-on-lipid-metabolism-and-adipose-tissue-distribution-in-georgian-patients-with-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency
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N Bostoganashvili, T Zerekidze, Sh Janjgava, M Lomidze
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is one of the reasons of significant metabolic morbidities inchildren and adults. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy on lipid profile and adipose tissue distribution in adults with GHD. Twenty hypopituitary adults, aged 40.75±2.2 years (mean ± SE, range 20.5-60), with adult onset GHD (aGHD) were enrolled in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. 10 patients received recombinant growth hormone injection once weekly for 12 months, and the rest 10 patients (as control group) received placebo...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328017/-hydration-to-prevent-contrast-induced-nephropathy
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E J Hoorn, R Zietse
In 2007, a national guideline was issued in the Netherlands to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. This guideline recommended preventive hydration with 0.9% NaCl in patients with reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR 30-69 ml/min/1.73 m2) prior to administration of contrast. The recent AMACING study compared hydration versus no hydration, and found that hydration did not prevent contrast-induced nephropathy but did lead to complications and higher costs. The latest 2017 guideline recommends hydration only for patients with eGFR < 30 ml/min/1...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327947/secnidazole-next-generation-antimicrobial-agent-for-bacterial-vaginosis-treatment
#18
Paul Nyirjesy, Jane R Schwebke
Secnidazole is a next-generation 5-nitroimidazole approved for more than three decades in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa and recently in the USA as a single-dose (2 g) treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Secnidazole is characterized by potent in vitro antimicrobial activity against BV-associated pathogens, as well as prolonged terminal elimination half-life and systemic exposure. These characteristics form the basis of effective and safe treatment of BV with a 2-g single-dose secnidazole regimen, which was recently confirmed in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials conducted in the USA...
January 12, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327406/short-and-medium-term-efficacy-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt-2-inhibitors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Matteo Monami, Francesco Liistro, Alessia Scatena, Besmir Nreu, Edoardo Mannucci
AIMS: Sodium glucose co-transport-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors reduce tubular glucose reabsorption, producing a reduction of blood glucose without stimulating insulin release. Aim of this meta-analysis is the systematic collection of available data from randomized trials, in order to establish the durability of the efficacy of SGLT-2 inhibitors on glycemic control and body mass index. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed including all trials with a duration of at least 12 weeks, comparing SGLT-2 inhibitors with a non-SGLT-2 inhibitor agents in type 2 diabetes...
January 12, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327213/add-on-treatment-with-curcumin-has-antidepressive-effects-in-thai-patients-with-major-depression-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Atapol Sughondhabhirom, Siriluck Suppapitiporn, Solaphat Hemrunrojn, André F Carvalho, Michael Maes
Activation of immune-inflammatory and oxidative-nitrosative (IO&NS) stress pathways plays a role in major depression (MDD). Evidence suggests that curcumin (500-1000 mg/day), a polyphenol with strong anti-IO&NS properties, may have efficacy either as monotherapy or as an adjunctive treatment for depression. Further controlled trials with extended treatment periods (> 8 weeks) and higher curcumin doses are warranted. This 12-week study was carried out to examine the effects of adjunctive curcumin for the treatment of MDD...
January 11, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
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