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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050464/anti-platelet-effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-addition-to-the-concomitant-aspirin-clopidogrel-or-ticagrelor-treatment
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Hyung Joon Joo, Ji-Young Park, Soon Jun Hong, Kyoung-Ah Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Cheol Woong Yu, Do-Sun Lim
Background/Aims: Although epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is found in high contents in the dried leaves of green tea, has been reported to have an anti-platelet effect, synergistic effects of EGCG in addition to current anti-platelet medications remains to be elucidated. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 40 participants who took aspirin (ASA, n = 10), clopidogrel (CPD, n = 10), ticagrelor (TCG, n = 10) and no anti-platelet medication (Control, n = 10)...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050463/clinical-outcomes-and-pathological-characteristics-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-ophthalmic-disease-versus-orbital-inflammatory-pseudotumor
#2
Hong Ki Min, Youn Soo Lee, Suk-Woo Yang, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Ji Hyeon Ju, Wan-Uk Kim, Sung-Hwan Park
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical and pathological features of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related ophthalmic disease. To clarify the features, we compared IgG4-related ophthalmic disease and orbital inflammatory pseudotumor. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 103 patients who were initially diagnosed with orbital inflammatory pseudotumor, and identified 16 cases in which the diagnosis was based on surgical biopsy and for which data in medical records were sufficient for analysis...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050461/comparison-of-clinical-utility-between-diaphragm-excursion-and-thickening-change-using-ultrasonography-to-predict-extubation-success
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Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: Both diaphragmatic excursion and change in muscle thickening are measured using ultrasonography (US) to assess diaphragm function and mechanical ventilation weaning outcomes. However, which parameter can better predict successful extubation remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical utility of these two diaphragmatic parameters to predict extubation success. Methods: This study included patients subjected to extubation trial in the medical or surgical intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital from May 2015 through February 2016...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050447/uncaria-tomentosa
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Valentina Della Valle
Uncaria tomentosa (U. tomentosa) or uña de gato, a species of vine of Rubiaceae family, was used from centuries in various medical conditions. Although there are no randomized controlled trials or published human outcome studies, some conditions reportedly improved by U. tomentosa include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, prostatitis, viral illnesses and cancer (acting as a non-specific immunomodulantign agent) and it may also have potential as an immunomodulating adaptogen in cellular aging. The understanding of some specific mechanisms of molecular action leads to the demonstration of various anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating and protective effects...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050445/what-s-new-in-the-treatment-of-eczemas
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Massimo Gola, Antonio Carpentieri, Francesco Loconsole
BACKGROUND: We have conducted an open label, non-comparative study in order to assess the efficacy and tolerability of Dexyane Med in combination with corticosteroids in patients with chronic hand eczema (CHE) and contact eczema (CE) in a real-life setting. METHODS: Twenty patients, 10 with CHE and 10 with CE, have been enrolled in the study. After the enrollment and the baseline evaluation, patients were treated with topical mometasone once daily and Dexyane Med once daily for one week, followed by Dexyane Med twice daily for three weeks...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050417/influence-of-swimming-time-in-alleviating-the-deleterious-effects-of-hot-summer-on-growing-muscovy-duck-performance
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Mohamed F A Farghly, Khalid M Mahrose, Zafar Ullah, Zaib Ur Rehman, Chan Ding
This experiment was conducted to observe the effects of varying swimming times (ST) of Muscovy ducks, raised in an open-sided house, in alleviating the deleterious effects of high temperature in hotter times of the day in the summer season on growth performance (body weight, average daily gain, feed consumption, and feed conversion ratio), carcass characteristics, body temperature, and some health aspects. We hypothesized that swimming times during the hottest periods of the day would show different performances...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050397/the-antimyotonic-effect-of-lamotrigine-in-non-dystrophic-myotonias-a-double-blind-randomized-study
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Grete Andersen, Gitte Hedermann, Nanna Witting, Morten Duno, Henning Andersen, John Vissing
Mexiletine is the only drug with proven effect for treatment of non-dystrophic myotonia, but mexiletine is expensive, has limited availability and several side effects. There is therefore a need to identify other pharmacological compounds that can alleviate myotonia in non-dystrophic myotonias. Like mexiletine, lamotrigine is a sodium channel blocker, but unlike mexiletine, lamotrigine is available, inexpensive, and well tolerated. We investigated the potential of using lamotrigine for treatment of myotonia in patients with non-dystrophic myotonias...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050352/ras-testing-and-cetuximab-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-a-setting-with-limited-health-resources
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Bin Wu, Yuan Yao, Ke Zhang, Xuezhen Ma
PURPOSE: To test the cost-effectiveness of cetuximab plus irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) from a Chinese medical insurance perspective. RESULTS: Baseline analysis showed that the addition of cetuximab increased quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) by 0.63, an increase of $17,086 relative to FOLFIRI chemotherapy, resulting in an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $27,145/QALY...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050349/nomograms-incorporated-serum-direct-bilirubin-level-for-predicting-prognosis-in-stages-ii-and-iii-colorectal-cancer-after-radical-resection
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Qunfeng Zhang, Xiaowei Ma, Qunhuan Xu, Juanxiu Qin, Yanhua Wang, Qian Liu, Hua Wang, Min Li
An elevated serum bilirubin has been reported to be associated with a reduced risk of some cancer; however, the prognostic significance of serum bilirubin in colorectal cancer wasn't fully understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether serum bilirubin could predict the prognosis of patients in stages II and III colorectal cancer. A retrospective cohort of 986 patients with colorectal cancer who received surgical resection between January 2005 and December 2010 was included in the study. Levels for serum bilirubin were obtained from medical records...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050240/total-flavones-of-abelmoschus-manihot-enhances-angiogenic-ability-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Lingyi Tang, Wu Pan, Guisong Zhu, Zhihui Liu, Dongling Lv, Meng Jiang
Angiogenesis is a process of new blood vessel formation from pre-existing vessels. It is a normal and vital process in growth and development, as well as in wound healing and in the formation of granulation tissue. Total flavones of Abelmoschus manihot (TFA) are the major constituents of the traditional Chinese herb Abelmoschus manihot L. Medic. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of TFA on angiogenic ability using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro and chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050194/update-on-the-pathophysiology-and-management-of-anorectal-disorders
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REVIEW
Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Satish S C Rao
Anorectal disorders are common and present with overlapping symptoms. They include several disorders with both structural and functional dysfunction(s). Because symptoms alone are poor predictors of the underlying pathophysiology, a diagnosis should only be made after evaluating symptoms and physiologic and structural abnormalities. A detailed history, a thorough physical and digital rectal examination and a systematic evaluation with high resolution and/or high definition three-dimensional (3D) anorectal manometry, 3D anal ultrasonography, magnetic resonance defecography and neurophysiology tests are essential to correctly identify these conditions...
October 23, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050190/-current-research-of-sympathetic-ophthalmia
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Y Di, J J Ye
Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a rare, bilateral, non-necrotizing, granulomatous uveitis that usually occurs after open ocular injury or intraocular surgery. The pathophysiology is not clearly understood, but generally SO is an immediate hypersensitivity mediated by T lymphocytes which are related to ocular tissue antigens. The main histopathological features are granulation tissues composed of lymphocytes, macrophages and multinucleated giant cells. The clinical manifestations are different from person to person, which might be mild or severe...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050189/-clinical-features-and-treatments-of-retrocorneal-fungal-infection
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J Cheng, H L Zhai, J Y Wang, L X Xie
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features of retrocorneal fungal infection and the therapeutic effects. Methods: This was a retrospective, noncomparative study of nine patients with retrocorneal fungal infection and an intact corneal epithelium treated at Qingdao Eye Hospital. The history, clinical features, diagnostic methods, pathogens and therapeutic effects were analyzed. Results: Five patients had a history of trauma by plant, two had a non-plant injury, and two had unidentified reasons. The duration between the initial onset and the first visit to our hospital was 7...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050187/-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-in-aids-patients
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W J Kong, C G Guo, L Y Xie, W B Wei, H W Dong, C Chen, K F Du
Objective: To explore the Cytokine of aqueous humor in AIDS patients with different eye diseases. Methods: A case-control study including 38 patients who was diagnosed as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS) at Infectious Center and Department of Ophthalmology in Beijing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University. And 16 cases of 38 patients were cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR), 14 cases were HIV-related retinal disease, and 8 cases presented as normal. A series of tests were performed including vision acuity check, intraocular pressure, fundus photography, blood cell count of CD4+ T lymphocyte and the content of cytokines in aqueous humor by Luminex 200(TM) liquid chip analyzer...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050185/-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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S S Jia, C Zhao, D Gong, Z Chen, M F Zhang
Objective: To measure vascular density in retinal and choroidal capillary layers by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to explore their potential clinical values in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH). Methods: This is a cross-sectional case-control study. Twenty-one acute VKH cases presented to Peking Union Medical College Hospital between April 2015 and July 2015 and 49 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. OCTA was performed with a split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography-optical coherence tomography (SSADA-OCT) system borrowed from Optovue Inc...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050178/-detection-and-clinical-significance-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-colorectal-carcinoma
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D Wang, Y C Yang, H W Yao, L Jin, J Wang, Z G Bai, Z T Zhang
Objective: To detect circulating tumor cells (CTC) in patients with colorectal carcinoma and to evaluate the relationship among CTC, clinic-pathological characteristics and prognosis of colorectal carcinoma. Methods: Peripheral blood samples were obtained from 109 patients with colorectal carcinoma in Department of General Surgery, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University from April 2014 to October 2016. There were 60 male and 49 female patients, aging from 33 to 86 years with a mean age of (65±10) years...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050177/-application-of-three-dimensional-visualization-in-pancreatic-tumor-a-pilot-study
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S Z Wang, X B Wang, M Li, R X Shen, H Rong, J S Li
Objective: To study the value of three-dimensional(3D) visualization in the diagnosis and surgical treatment for pancreatic tumor. Methods: From June to September 2016, 26 patients with pancreatic tumors in Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University were involved. The study included 26 patients(8 females and 18 males) with mean age of (57±12)years (ranging from 23 to 77 years). And there were 20 malignant tumors and 6 benign tumors. All of them were examined with abdominal thin slice CT scanning and the CT images were imported into 3D visualization system for 3D visualization...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050176/-analysis-of-diagnosis-therapy-and-prognosis-factors-of-103-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Q Luo, Y N Liu, H Y Ma, S Li, J Y Huang, G Li, G Jin
Objective: To discuss the clinical pathology characteristics, strategies of diagnosis and therapy, and related prognosis factors of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors(pNET). Methods: Clinical data of 103 pNET cases in Department of Pancreatic Surgery, Changhai Hospital of Second Military Medical University were collected from January 2006 to December 2015. There were 44 males and 59 females, aged from 21 to 77 years with mean age of 48 years.Of the 103 patients, there were functional type in 21 cases and no functional type in 82 cases...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050175/-effects-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-ureterolithotomy-and-flexible-ureteroscopic-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-complex-upper-ureteral-calculi
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L J Zhang, B Wu, Z L Zha, H Zhao, W Yang, X H Chen, B Jiang, Q Huang, W J Li, J Yuan
Objective: To explore the clinical effects of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU) and flexible-ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy (f-UHLL) for complicated upper ureteral calculi. Methods: A total of 45 cases of complicated upper ureteral calculi between March 2014 and January 2016 in Department of Urology, Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital of Southeast University Medical College were retrospectively analyzed, there were 32 males and 13 females, ranging from 27 to 45 years with an average age of (34...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050165/-ovarian-tumor-associated-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-report-of-15-cases
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X M Li, H Y Jiang, Y F Wang, W Qiu, Y Wang, H T Wu
Objective: To summarize the clinical features of patients with ovarian tumor and anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor(NMDAR) encephalitis, and to explore the influence of operation patterns on the prognosis. Methods: The clinical information of patients with ovarian tumor and anti-NMDAR encephalitis in The 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University and The Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University were collected and analyzed. Results: There were 15 patients were enrolled in this study, with the average age of 24...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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