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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738273/factors-influencing-warfarin-control-in-australia-and-singapore
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Nijole Bernaitis, Chi Keong Ching, Siew Chong Teo, Liping Chen, Tony Badrick, Andrew K Davey, Julia Crilly, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is widely used for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Variations in warfarin control, as measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR), have been reported across different regions and ethnicities, particularly between Western and Asian countries. However, there is limited data on comparative factors influencing warfarin control in Caucasian and Asian patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine warfarin control and potential factors influencing this in patients with NVAF in Australia and Singapore...
July 14, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736539/reviewing-the-effectiveness-of-music-interventions-in-treating-depression
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REVIEW
Daniel Leubner, Thilo Hinterberger
Depression is a very common mood disorder, resulting in a loss of social function, reduced quality of life and increased mortality. Music interventions have been shown to be a potential alternative for depression therapy but the number of up-to-date research literature is quite limited. We present a review of original research trials which utilize music or music therapy as intervention to treat participants with depressive symptoms. Our goal was to differentiate the impact of certain therapeutic uses of music used in the various experiments...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735653/-re-wiring-a-brain-with-light-clinical-and-visual-processing-findings-after-application-of-specific-coloured-glasses-in-patients-with-symptoms-of-a-visual-processing-disorder-cvpd-challenge-of-a-possible-new-perspective
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Edgar Friederichs, Siegfried Wahl
The present investigation examined whether changes of electrophysiological late event related potential pattern could be used to reflect clinical changes from therapeutic intervention with coloured glasses in a group of patients with symptoms of central visual processing disorder. Subjects consisted of 13 patients with average age 16years (range 6-51years) with attention problems and learning disability, respectively. These patients were provided with specified coloured glasses which were required to be used during day time...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735551/quality-of-pharmacist-managed-anticoagulation-therapy-in-long-term-ambulatory-settings-a-systematic-review
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Beenish S Manzoor, Wei-Han Cheng, James C Lee, Ellen M Uppuluri, Edith A Nutescu
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review to evaluate the quality of warfarin anticoagulation control in outpatient pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services (PMAS) compared with routine medical care (RMC). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, SCOPUS, EMBASE, IPA, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL, from inception to May 2017. Search terms employed: ("pharmacist-managed" OR "pharmacist-provided" OR "pharmacist-led" OR "pharmacist-directed") AND ("anticoagulation services" OR "anticoagulation clinic" OR "anticoagulation management" OR "anticoagulant care") AND ("quality of care" OR "outcomes" OR "bleeding" OR "thromboembolism" OR "mortality" OR "hospitalization" OR "length of stay" OR "emergency department visit" OR "cost" OR "patient satisfaction")...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735217/zopiclone-concentrations-in-oral-fluid-and-blood-after-administration-of-therapeutic-doses-of-zopiclone
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Knut Hjelmeland, Ingebjørg Gustavsen, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Åse Marit Leere Øiestad, Gudrun Høiseth, Jørg Mørland
PURPOSE: Little is known about the relationship between concentrations in oral fluid (OF) and blood for the widely prescribed hypnotic drug zopiclone. The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of OF zopiclone concentrations to predict blood zopiclone concentrations in order to introduce OF testing as an alternative to more cumbersome blood testing. METHODS: 16 healthy young male volunteers received capsules of either 5 or 10mg zopiclone on two different study days separated by at least one week...
July 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734664/ph-responsive-biodegradable-nanogels-for-sustained-release-of-bleomycin
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Prashant Sahu, Sushil K Kashaw, Varun Kushwah, Samaresh Sau, Sanyog Jain, Arun K Iyer
Site specific drug delivery with desired therapeutic effect still remains challenging task due to suboptimal release, tissue toxicity, low selectivity and meager therapeutic efficacy in skin cancers. The aim of the current study was to fabricate pH responsive, self-assembled, chemically cross-linked biodegradable chitosan nanogel loaded with bleomycin to target the dermal area of the skin. The nanogel synthesized by ion gelation technique and was characterized for drug loading, swelling and thermal stability followed by in vitro analysis...
June 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733743/therapeutic-peroral-direct-cholangioscopy-using-a-single-balloon-enteroscope-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-anastomosis-with-videos
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Hiroshi Yamauchi, Mitsuhiro Kida, Kosuke Okuwaki, Shiro Miyazawa, Takaaki Matsumoto, Kazuho Uehara, Eiji Miyata, Rikiya Hasegawa, Toru Kaneko, Issaree Laopeamthong, Yang Lei, Tomohisa Iwai, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Wasaburo Koizumi
BACKGROUND: Peroral cholangioscopic lithotripsy is a useful procedure in patients with a normal gastrointestinal anatomy who have difficult-to-treat stones. We evaluated the usefulness of peroral direct cholangioscopy (PDCS) using single-balloon enteroscope (SBE) in patients with difficult-to-treat stones who had undergone Roux-en-Y reconstruction. METHODS: Among 118 patients (169 sessions) who underwent SBE-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to treat biliary stones after Roux-en-Y reconstruction, patients in whom it was difficult to remove biliary stones via a transpapillary or transanastomotic approach and difficult to switch to ultra-slim endoscope, were retrospectively enrolled...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732791/detection-of-a-mecc-positive-staphylococcus-saprophyticus-from-bovine-mastitis-in-argentina
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Mariela E Srednik, Marie Archambault, Mario Jacques, Elida R Gentilini
INTRODUCTION: Bovine mastitis causes important economic losses in the dairy industry. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are a group of bacteria commonly isolated from bovine mastitis and can display resistance to a wide range of antimicrobial agents. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine staphylococcal resistance towards β-lactam, macrolide and lincosamide antimicrobials in quarters previously treated with third-generation cephalosporin and after lincosamide intramammary therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732770/pharmacologic-modeling-of-primary-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-dysfunction-in-zebrafish
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James Byrnes, Rebecca Ganetzky, Richard Lightfoot, Michael Tzeng, Eiko Nakamaru-Ogiso, Christoph Seiler, Marni J Falk
Mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) disease is a heterogeneous and highly morbid group of energy deficiency disorders for which no proven effective therapies exist. Robust vertebrate animal models of primary RC dysfunction are needed to explore the effects of variation in RC disease subtypes, tissue-specific manifestations, and major pathogenic factors contributing to each disorder, as well as their pre-clinical response to therapeutic candidates. We have developed a series of zebrafish (Danio rerio) models that inhibit, to variable degrees, distinct aspects of RC function, and enable quantification of animal development, survival, behaviors, and organ-level treatment effects on function as well as mitochondrial biochemistry and physiology...
July 18, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
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Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731370/an-evaluation-of-a-factor-xa-based-clotting-time-test-for-enoxaparin-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Deborah P J Ng, Stephen B Duffull, James M Faed, Geoffrey K Isbister, Abhishek Gulati
A well-accepted test for monitoring anticoagulation by enoxaparin is not currently available. As inadequate dosing may result in thrombosis or bleeding, a clinical need exists for a suitable test. Previous in silico and in vitro studies have identified factor Xa as an appropriate activating agent, and the phospholipid Actin FS as a cofactor for a Xa clotting time (TenaCT) test. A proof-of-concept study was designed to (1) explore the reproducibility of the TenaCT test and (2) explore factors that could affect the performance of the test...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730080/old-canalicular-laceration-repair-a-retrospective-study-of-the-curative-effects-and-prognostic-factors
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Fang Bai, Hai Tao, Yan Zhang, Peng Wang, Cui Han, Yi-Fei Huang, Ye Tao
AIM: To investigate the epidemiology and surgical outcomes of old canalicular laceration and analyze the variables impacting on the prognosis of reparation. METHODS: A retrospective review of all old canalicular laceration repairs from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 30, 2015 was performed. Analyzed data included demographics, mechanisms of injury, the time from injury to repair, causes for delayed repair, old associated injuries, the types of surgery, and the effects of repair using canaliculus anastomosis combined with bicanalicular stent intubation...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728956/ataluren-in-patients-with-nonsense-mutation-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-act-dmd-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Craig M McDonald, Craig Campbell, Ricardo Erazo Torricelli, Richard S Finkel, Kevin M Flanigan, Nathalie Goemans, Peter Heydemann, Anna Kaminska, Janbernd Kirschner, Francesco Muntoni, Andrés Nascimento Osorio, Ulrike Schara, Thomas Sejersen, Perry B Shieh, H Lee Sweeney, Haluk Topaloglu, Már Tulinius, Juan J Vilchez, Thomas Voit, Brenda Wong, Gary Elfring, Hans Kroger, Xiaohui Luo, Joseph McIntosh, Tuyen Ong, Peter Riebling, Marcio Souza, Robert J Spiegel, Stuart W Peltz, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive, and rare neuromuscular, X-linked recessive disease. Dystrophin deficiency is the underlying cause of disease; therefore, mutation-specific therapies aimed at restoring dystrophin protein production are being explored. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of ataluren in ambulatory boys with nonsense mutation DMD. METHODS: We did this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial at 54 sites in 18 countries located in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America...
July 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725519/intracranial-hemangiopericytomas-recurrence-metastasis-and-radiotherapy
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Ankur R Patel, Bruno C Flores, Vin Shen Ban, Kimmo J Hatanpaa, Bruce E Mickey, Samuel L Barnett
Background  Intracranial hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are characterized by high recurrence rates and extracranial metastases. Radiotherapy provides an adjunct to surgery, but the timing of therapy and the patients most likely to benefit remain unclear. Methods  A retrospective review of 20 patients with HPC treated at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center between 1985 and 2014 was conducted. Recurrence and metastasis rates along with overall survival (OS) were characterized based on therapeutic approach and tumor pathology using Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725510/a-critical-appraisal-of-vascularized-bone-grafting-for-scaphoid-nonunion
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Ram K Alluri, Christine Yin, Matthew L Iorio, Hyuma Leland, Wendy J Mack, Ketan Patel
Background  Vascularized bone grafting (VBG) has the potential to yield reliable results in scaphoid nonunion; however, results across studies have been highly variable. This study critically evaluates surgical techniques, fracture location, and patient selection in relation to radiographic, clinical, and patient-centered outcomes after VBG for scaphoid nonunion. Methods  We conducted a systematic review of the literature for the use of VBG in scaphoid nonunion. Physical examination, radiographic, and patient-centered outcomes were assessed...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725319/autologous-stromal-vascular-fraction-in-the-intravenous-treatment-of-end-stage-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-phase-i-trial-of-safety-and-tolerability
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Kristin Comella, Jesus A Perez Blas, Tom Ichim, Javier Lopez, Jose Limon, Ruben Corral Moreno
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a consistently progressive, ultimately fatal disease for which no treatment exists capable of either reversing or even interrupting its course. It afflicts more than 5% of the population in many countries, and it accordingly represents the third most frequent cause of death in the US, where it accounts for more than 600 billion in health care costs, morbidity, and mortality. Adipose tissue contains within its stromal compartment a high abundance of adipose stem/stromal cells (ASCs), which can be readily separated from the adipocyte population by methods which require less than 2 h of processing time and yield a concentrated cellular preparation termed the stromal vascular fraction (SVF)...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722795/influence-of-renal-function-on-anticoagulation-control-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-taking-vitamin-k-antagonists
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José M Lobos-Bejarano, Angel Castellanos Rodríguez, Vivencio Barrios, Carlos Escobar, José Polo-García, José Carlos Del Castillo-Rodríguez, Diego Vargas-Ortega, Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Luis Prieto-Valiente, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been related to poor anticoagulation control and an increased risk of bleeding. This study aims to evaluate the association between impaired renal function (eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) ) and anticoagulation control in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) therapy. We also assessed whether the predictive value of the SAMe-TT2 R2 score prevailed for subgroups both with and without CKD...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722469/recent-advances-in-gossypol-derivatives-and-analogs-a-chemistry-and-biology-view
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Yuzhi Lu, Jun Li, Chun-E Dong, Jian Huang, Hai-Bing Zhou, Wei Wang
Gossypol as a natural occurring polyphenol has been studied in a wide range of therapeutic contexts for a long time. The chemical modifications on gossypol were limited due to the unique chemical properties of polyphenols. The design and synthesis of gossypol derivatives and the exploration of their biological activities are the interest of the synthetic chemists, medicinal chemists and pharmacologists. Thus, the progress of diverse gossypol derivatives and analogs' synthesis, biological activities, mechanism elucidation and drug discovery based on gossypol scaffold is summarized...
July 19, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721601/high-survivorship-and-few-complications-with-cementless-total-wrist-arthroplasty-at-a-mean-followup-of-9-years
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Joseph A Gil, Robin N Kamal, Eugene Cone, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
BACKGROUND: Total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) has been described as traditionally being performed with fixation in the radius and carpus with cement. The TWA implant used in our series has been associated with promising results in studies with up to 6 years followup; however, studies evaluating survivorship, pain, and function with this implant are limited. QUESTION/PURPOSE: (1) To report ROM and pain scores after wrist reconstruction with cementless fourth-generation TWA at a mean followup of 9 years (range, 4...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719606/prescription-medicine-use-by-pedestrians-and-the-risk-of-injurious-road-traffic-crashes-a-case-crossover-study
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Mélanie Née, Marta Avalos, Audrey Luxcey, Benjamin Contrand, Louis-Rachid Salmi, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Blandine Gadegbeku, Emmanuel Lagarde, Ludivine Orriols
BACKGROUND: While some medicinal drugs have been found to affect driving ability, no study has investigated whether a relationship exists between these medicines and crashes involving pedestrians. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the use of medicinal drugs and the risk of being involved in a road traffic crash as a pedestrian. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data from 3 French nationwide databases were matched. We used the case-crossover design to control for time-invariant factors by using each case as its own control...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
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