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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651691/pattern-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-bacterial-isolates-from-urogenital-clinical-specimens-a-descriptive-study-from-the-buea-health-district-cameroon
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Elvis Tajoache Amin, Charles Njumkeng, Belmond T Kika, Akemfua Fualefac, Patrick Njukeng
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance has become a global concern and is particularly affecting developing countries where infectious diseases and poverty are endemic. The effectiveness of currently available antimicrobials is decreasing as a result of increasing resistant strains among clinical isolates. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the resistance pattern of bacterial isolates from different clinical urogenital specimens at different hospitals in the Buea Health District, Cameroon...
April 12, 2018: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645282/quality-control-methods-for-linear-accelerator-radiation-and-mechanical-axes-alignment
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Daniel Létourneau, Harald Keller, Nathan Becker, Md Nurul Amin, Bernhard Norrlinger, David A Jaffray
PURPOSE: The delivery accuracy of highly conformal dose distributions generated using intensity modulation and collimator, gantry and couch degrees of freedom is directly affected by the quality of the alignment between the radiation beam and the mechanical axes of a linear accelerator. For this purpose, quality control (QC) guidelines recommend a tolerance of ± 1 mm for the coincidence of the radiation and mechanical isocenters. Traditional QC methods for assessment of radiation and mechanical axes alignment (based on pointer alignment) are time consuming and complex tasks that provide limited accuracy...
April 12, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605509/the-effects-of-lower-cd34-yields-after-lowe-dose-g-csf-induction-on-long-term-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-outcome-a-single-center-study
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Mohammad Vaezi, Mohammad Shakouri, Maryam Souri, Mohammad Amin Setaredan, Seyed Asadollah Mossavi, Saeed Mohammadi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) is an effective treatment for hematological malignancies. Mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells performs in different ways among transplantation centers. Since the Effects of lower CD34+ cells dose after low dose G-CSF induction on autologous stem cell transplantation outcomes are not studied much, so this study was performed for this purpose. 735 autologous stem cell transplanted patients with diagnoses of multiple myeloma (n = 330), Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 200), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 129), acute myeloid leukemia (n = 54) and solid tumors (n = 22) were retrospectively evaluated...
March 23, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574296/novel-prodrug-prx-p4-003-selectively-activated-by-gut-enzymes-may-reduce-the-risk-of-iatrogenic-addiction-and-abuse
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Sandeep T Patil, Ron H Bihovsky, Steven A Smith, William Z Potter, Valentino J Stella
OBJECTIVES: Prescription stimulants are vulnerable to oral and parenteral abuse. Intravenous forms of abuse may be most detrimental due to an enhanced risk of dependence, overdose, and infectious diseases. Our objective was to discover an orally active prodrug of a stimulant that would not be easily converted to its parent when injected, thus hindering intravenous abuse. METHODS: Following an initial analysis of stimulant structures, the fencamfamine isomer [(-)-FCF; (N-ethyl-3-phenylbicyclo[2...
March 2, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544707/opioid-use-in-gynecologic-oncology-in-the-age-of-the-opioid-epidemic-part-ii-balancing-safety-accessibility
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Amin A Ramzan, Stacy Fischer, Mary K Buss, Renata R Urban, Bruce Patsner, Linda R Duska, Christine M Fisher, Carolyn Lefkowits
As the only oncologists that provide both medical and surgical care, gynecologic oncologists encounter an exceptionally broad range of indications for prescribing opioids in clinical situations ranging from management of acute post-operative pain to chronic cancer-related pain to end-of-life care. While opioids are essential to the practice of gynecologic oncology, they can also have significant side effects and can be misused. Due to the explosive growth of opioid prescriptions and opioid-related overdoses and deaths during the first decade of the 21st century, there has been a recent concerted public health effort to prevent and treat opioid misuse through both legislation and education [1]...
May 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526236/efficacy-and-safety-of-amla-phyllanthus-emblica-l-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shahnaz Karkon Varnosfaderani, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Gholamreza Amin, Mahbubeh Bozorgi, Ghazaleh Heydarirad, Esmaeil Nazem, Mohsen Nasiri Toosi, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints. GERD, caused by the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus, leads to troublesome symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation. It is classified into two types: erosive esophagitis, characterized by visible esophageal mucosa erosion in endoscopy, and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). GERD is a chronic and recurrent disease that impairs the quality of life and imposes socioeconomic and therapeutic burdens to both patients and society...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487645/bilateral-coronoid-hyperplasia-causing-painless-limitation-of-mandibular-movement
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Maryam Ghazizadeh, Mahnaz Sheikhi, Mohammad Mahdi Salehi, Amin Khaleghi
The coronoid process is a beaklike process in the ramus of the mandible. Coronoid process hyperplasia (CPH) is a rare possible cause of reduced mouth opening. An overgrown process interferes with mandibular rotation and lateral excursion and hence leads to restricted mouth opening (RMO). Although some factors are suggested, etiology of CPH is not completely known. Prescription of suitable radiography is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. This article reports a 30-year-old man with bilateral CPH and progressive RMO since childhood...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394918/expanded-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-implementation-in-communities-in-new-south-wales-australia-epic-nsw-design-of-an-open-label-single-arm-implementation-trial
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Iryna B Zablotska, Christine Selvey, Rebecca Guy, Karen Price, Jo Holden, Heather-Marie Schmidt, Anna McNulty, David Smith, Fengyi Jin, Janaki Amin, David A Cooper, Andrew E Grulich
BACKGROUND: The New South Wales (NSW) HIV Strategy 2016-2020 aims for the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW, Australia, by 2020. Despite high and increasing levels of HIV testing and treatment since 2012, the annual number of HIV diagnoses in NSW has remained generally unchanged. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV infection among gay and bisexual men (GBM) when taken appropriately. However, there have been no population-level studies that evaluate the impact of rapid PrEP scale-up in high-risk GBM...
February 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332448/helical-therapy-is-safe-for-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-despite-limitations-in-achieving-sharp-dose-gradients
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Neha P Amin, Adrian Nalichowski, Shauna Campbell, Jal Hyder, Robyn Spink, Andre A Konski, Michael Dominello
PURPOSE: We observed that many of our helical therapy lung stereotactic body radiation therapy plans did not meet the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) recommended R50% (volume of 50% of the prescription dose/planning target volume), which characterizes the steepness of dose fall off. We hypothesized that despite not meeting R50%, helical therapy lung stereotactic body radiation therapy plans would confer similar local control and minimal side effects as previously reported using nonhelical treatment platforms...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068496/effectiveness-of-oral-bisphosphonates-in-reducing-fracture-risk-among-oral-glucocorticoid-users-three-matched-cohort-analyses
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M Amine Amiche, Linda E Lévesque, Tara Gomes, Jonathan D Adachi, Suzanne M Cadarette
The benefit of oral bisphosphonates in reducing fracture risk in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is controversial. We aimed to estimate the effectiveness of oral bisphosphonates in reducing fracture risk in a cohort of new chronic oral glucocorticoid users. We created three matched cohorts using health care administrative data from Ontario, Canada. We included residents aged 66 years and older initiating chronic oral glucocorticoids (≥450 mg prednisone equivalent and ≥2 glucocorticoid prescriptions within a 6-month window) between January 1998 and September 2014...
March 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922260/increased-risk-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-patients-with-hirschsprung-disease
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Anna Löf Granström, Leila Amin, Henrik Arnell, Tomas Wester
OBJECTIVES: Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) has previously been associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There are no data to show how common this association is. The aim of the present study was to assess the risk of IBD in individuals with HSCR in a population-based cohort. METHODS: This was a nationwide, population-based cohort study. The study exposure was HSCR and the study outcome was IBD. The cohort included all individuals with HSCR registered in the Swedish National Patient Register between 1964 and 2013 and 10 age- and sex-matched controls per patient, randomly selected from the Swedish Population Register...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626739/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-imipenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-prevalence-in-iran
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Hamid Vaez, Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Farzad Khademi
INTRODUCTION: Imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (IRPA), due to resistance to different classes of antibiotics and its remarkable capacity to survive in harsh and adverse conditions such as those in the hospital environment, is considered a serious threat to the healthcare system. Given the great impact of IRPA on patients' outcome and in order to possibly improve antibiotic prescription, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of clinical isolates of IRPA in different parts of Iran...
June 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487778/cl-ii-malocclusion-treatment-using-the-modified-twin-block-appliance-coordinated-with-fixed-orthodontics-in-a-postmenarche-patient
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Amin Aminian, Shahriar Sarvareh Azimzadeh, Elina Rahmanian
Functional appliances have been used for treatment of Class II patients for a long time. The main objective of therapy with functional appliances is to induce supplementary lengthening of the mandible by stimulating increased growth at the condylar cartilage. The Twin Block appliance is one of the most commonly used functional appliances. The aim of this paper is to present a case report of mandibular deficiency treatment with Twin Block appliance in a female patient whose sexual maturation (one and a half years after menarche) and cervical vertebral maturation stage indicated the end of the growth peak...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459227/prevalence-of-inducible-clindamycin-resistance-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-the-first-study-in-jordan
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Dua'a Jarajreh, Amin Aqel, Hamed Alzoubi, Wael Al-Zereini
INTRODUCTION: A high rate of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been documented, in both hospital- (HA-MRSA) and community-acquired (CA-MRSA) diseases in Jordan. Erythromycin and clindamycin are considered treatments of choice. However, resistance to erythromycin with false susceptibility to clindamycin in vitro may lead to therapeutic failure. Hence, it is mandatory to study the prevalence of inducible resistance to macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (iMLSB) antibiotics conferred by erm genes in those bacteria...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397564/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-postoperative-analgesics-in-patients-undergoing-direct-microlaryngoscopy
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Salvatore Taliercio, Brian Sanders, Stratos Achlatis, Yixin Fang, Ryan Branski, Milan Amin
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity associated with suspension laryngoscopy has been well documented. However, standard of care with regard to postoperative analgesia has not been described, and anecdotal evidence suggests wide variability with regard to postoperative narcotic and non-narcotic recommendations. We sought to quantify the postoperative course following suspension microlaryngoscopy by relating patient-based and intraoperative measures with analgesic use. METHODS: Body mass index (BMI), Friedman tongue position (FTP), and Mallampati scores as well as laryngoscope type, number of attempts required for optimal visualization, and suspension time were documented in 50 consecutive patients undergoing routine suspension microlaryngoscopy...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241884/radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-using-rapidarc-dosimetric-study-of-military-teaching-hospital-mohamed-v-morocco
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Issam Lalya, El Amin Marnouche, Maghous Abdelhak, Noha Zaghba, Khalid Andaloussi, Mohamed Elmarjany, Laila Baddouh, Keltoum Dahmani, Khalid Hadadi, Hassan Sifat, Hamid Mansouri
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to assess efficacy and efficiency of Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique in treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer in our institution and to report toxicity related to this technique. METHODS: Between June 2013 and January 2015, thirty-two patients with non metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer were curatively treated using VMAT Rapidarc. Dose prescription was performed using two different schedules, it consisted of either simultaneous integrated boost or simultaneous modulated accelerated radiation therapy delivering 70 Gy in 35 fractions and 69...
February 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230447/effect-of-medicaid-policy-changes-on-medication-adherence-differences-by-baseline-adherence
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Krutika Amin, Joel F Farley, Matthew L Maciejewski, Marisa E Domino
BACKGROUND: In 2001, the North Carolina (NC) Medicaid program reduced the number of days prescription supply that enrollees could fill from 100 days to 34 days and increased copayments for brand-name medications. Previous work has shown that a change in these policies led to a decrease in medication adherence from 2.9 to 8.0 percentage points in specific populations with chronic conditions. Studies have also shown that days supply limits and copayment increases have heterogeneous effects based on enrollees' baseline characteristics, including baseline adherence...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196724/persistence-and-adherence-with-mirabegron-versus-antimuscarinic-agents-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-uk-clinical-practice
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Christopher R Chapple, Jameel Nazir, Zalmai Hakimi, Sally Bowditch, Francis Fatoye, Florent Guelfucci, Amine Khemiri, Emad Siddiqui, Adrian Wagg
BACKGROUND: Persistence with antimuscarinic therapy in overactive bladder (OAB) is poor, but may be different for mirabegron, a β3-adrenoceptor agonist with a different adverse event profile. OBJECTIVE: To compare persistence and adherence with mirabegron versus tolterodine extended release (ER) and other antimuscarinics in routine clinical practice over a 12-mo period. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective, longitudinal, observational study of anonymised data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink GOLD database...
September 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048650/su-f-t-195-systematic-constraining-of-contralateral-parotid-gland-led-to-improved-dosimetric-outcomes-for-multi-field-optimization-with-scanning-beam-proton-therapy-promising-results-from-a-pilot-study-in-patients-with-base-of-tongue-carcinoma
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R Wu, C Crowford, R Georges, A Liu, M Amin, T Sio, B Gunn, F Poenisch, M Palmer, M Gillin, S Frank, X Zhu
PURPOSE: Treatment planning for Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) for head and neck cancer is time-consuming due to the large number of organs-at-risk (OAR) to be considered. As there are many competing objectives and also wide range of acceptable OAR constraints, the final approved plan may not be most optimal for the given structures. We evaluated the dose reduction to the contralateral parotid by implementing standardized constraints during optimization for scanning beam proton therapy planning...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935251/simultaneous-determination-of-35-ultra-trace-level-organophosphorus-pesticide-residues-in-sanjie-zhentong-capsules-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Jiachun Li, Dongpo Li, Jingling Wu, Jianping Qin, Junhua Hu, Wenzhe Huang, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Yu Wang
The aim of this study was to develop an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of ultra-trace levels of 35 organophosphorus pesticide residues in Sanjie Zhentong capsules, a traditional Chinese medicine prescription. A method based on multiclass and multiresidue sample preparation was developed. First, samples were hydrated with water at 4°C. A ratio of 1:3 sample/water was used for each of the sample amounts. Then, different extraction solvents were screened. This step was followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up procedure using both primary secondary amine and polyamide...
February 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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