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U Mansmann
BACKGROUND: Over the past 100 years, evidence-based medicine has undergone several fundamental changes. Through the field of physiology, medical doctors were introduced to the natural sciences. Since the late 1940s, randomized and epidemiological studies have come to provide the evidence for medical practice, which led to the emergence of clinical epidemiology as a new field in the medical sciences. Within the past few years, big data has become the driving force behind the vision for having a comprehensive set of health-related data which tracks individual healthcare histories and consequently that of large populations...
February 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451672/predictors-of-persistent-prescription-opioid-analgesic-use-among-people-without-cancer-in-australia
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Samanta Lalic, Natasa Gisev, J Simon Bell, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Jenni Ilomäki
AIMS: To identify patterns of opioid analgesic use and determine predictors of persistent opioid use among people without cancer. METHODS: A population-based cohort study of Australians initiating prescription opioids from July 2013 to December 2015 was conducted using data from a random 10% sample of people who accessed medicines through Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. A 12-month look-back period was used to define opioid initiation, exclude people with cancer, and determine comorbidities...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451619/increase-of-10-in-the-rate-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-each-drug-administered-in-hospitalized-patients
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Marisa Rosimeire Ribeiro, Antonio Abílio Motta, Luiz Augusto Marcondes-Fonseca, Jorge Kalil-Filho, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk factors, incidence and severity of adverse drug reactions in in-patients. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 472 patients treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil between 2010 and 2013 by five medical specialties: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology, and Clinical Immunology and Allergy. The following variables were assessed: patient age, gender, comorbidities, family history of hypersensitivity, personal and family history of atopy, number of prescribed drugs before and during hospitalization, hospital diagnoses, days of hospitalization...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447949/protective-effects-of-alpinae-oxyphyllae-fructus-extracts-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yunlong Wang, Mengshi Wang, Kaiyue Fan, Tongde Li, Tingxu Yan, Bo Wu, Kaishun Bi, Ying Jia
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Alpinae Oxyphyllae Fructus (AOF) with warming and tonifying the kidney and spleen, anti-salivation, anti-polyuria and anti-diarrhea functions is the dried ripe fruits of Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. (Zingiberaceae). As a traditional Chinese medicine, its application history is very long. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The purpose of our study is to investigate the effects of different solvent extracts from AOF on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced animal model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to elucidate the traditional medical theories with modern pharmacological methods and provide a reference for further clarifying its active components and mechanisms...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446767/clapo-syndrome-identification-of-somatic-activating-pik3ca-mutations-and-delineation-of-the-natural-history-and-phenotype
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Lara Rodriguez-Laguna, Kristina Ibañez, Gema Gordo, Sixto Garcia-Minaur, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Noelia Agra, Elena Vallespín, Victoria E Fernández-Montaño, Rubén Martín-Arenas, Ángela Del Pozo, Héctor González-Pecellín, Rocío Mena, Inmaculada Rueda-Arenas, María V Gomez, Cristina Villaverde, Ana Bustamante, Carmen Ayuso, Víctor L Ruiz-Perez, Julián Nevado, Pablo Lapunzina, Juan C Lopez-Gutierrez, Victor Martinez-Glez
PurposeCLAPO syndrome is a rare vascular disorder characterized by capillary malformation of the lower lip, lymphatic malformation predominant on the face and neck, asymmetry, and partial/generalized overgrowth. Here we tested the hypothesis that, although the genetic cause is not known, the tissue distribution of the clinical manifestations in CLAPO seems to follow a pattern of somatic mosaicism.MethodsWe clinically evaluated a cohort of 13 patients with CLAPO and screened 20 DNA blood/tissue samples from 9 patients using high-throughput, deep sequencing...
February 15, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442463/knowledge-and-selected-variables-as-determinants-of-the-quality-of-life-and-general-health-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Aleksandra Pytel, Iwona Demczyszak, Edyta Sutkowska, Joanna Rosińczuk, Izabela Kuberka, Aleksandra Kołtuniuk
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable disease resulting in progressive disability, which is associated with the loss of productivity and the inability to earn money, which might lead to a financial burden on the patient's family. Undoubtedly, the clinical picture of the disease and its consequences lead to the reduction of the quality of life. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of selected factors on the subjective assessment of the quality of life and general health of patients with RA...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442389/children-detained-in-french-police-cells
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Dorothée Fablet, Patrick Chariot
AIM: Police custody is detention in response to a suspicion of crime. In France, until the age of 13, pre-trial detention and police custody are not allowed. We aimed to evaluate the practical implementation of police detention of children aged between 10 and 12 years and describe the medical characteristics and history, perceived health status and opinion on custody of the potentially affected children. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted in a French reference regional department of forensic medicine at the time of medical examination in police cells among arrestees younger than 13 years old examined over a 5-year period (1 January 2011-31 December 2015)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441626/identification-of-metabolites-of-anticancer-candidate-salinomycin-using-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-q-tof-and-hybrid-qqq-linear-ion-trap-mass-spectrometry
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Małgorzata Olejnik, Lidia Radko, Piotr Jedziniak
RATIONALE: Salinomycin is an ionophore antibiotic with potential anti-cancer activity. The history of its use in veterinary medicine show large differences in species susceptibility to its toxicity. At the same time, the results of so-far research suggest the correlation between the extent and pathways of ionophore biotransformation and its toxicity. The biotransformation pattern of salinomycin has not been studied so far. METHODS: The extracts from culture media of human hepatoma cells (HepG2) exposed to salinomycin were analysed with two mass spectrometry techniques...
February 14, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438494/artificial-intelligence-in-drug-combination-therapy
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Igor F Tsigelny
Currently, the development of medicines for complex diseases requires the development of combination drug therapies. It is necessary because in many cases, one drug cannot target all necessary points of intervention. For example, in cancer therapy, a physician often meets a patient having a genomic profile including more than five molecular aberrations. Drug combination therapy has been an area of interest for a while, for example the classical work of Loewe devoted to the synergism of drugs was published in 1928-and it is still used in calculations for optimal drug combinations...
February 9, 2018: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436573/malignant-tumor-of-outer-root-sheath-epithelium-trichilemmal-carcinoma-clinical-presentations-treatments-and-outcomes
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Mustafa Kürşat Evrenos, Hakan Kerem, Peyker Temiz, Aylin Türel Ermertcan, Levent Yoleri
OBJECTIVES: To emphasize different clinical features of tumor that can be misdiagnosed clinically. METHODS: A total of 8 cases operated between September 2009 and 2016 at the Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine were included in the study. Patients' clinicopathological features, type of surgery and follow up information were evaluated. Results: Six patients were male. The average age was 75.50. The lesions were located on the head and neck, and chest wall...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435044/soft-shelled-turtle-peptide-modulates-microrna-profile-in-human-gastric-cancer-ags-cells
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Yi-Chen Wu, Xiang Liu, Jiu-Li Wang, Xiang-Liu Chen, Lan Lei, Jing Han, You-Shui Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Ling
Cancer prevention using natural micronutrition on epigenetic mechanisms primarily revolves around plant extracts. However, the role of macronutrition, including animal peptides, on epigenetic modification in cancer has been elusive. In traditional Chinese medicine, the soft-shelled turtle has a long-history of being a functional food that strengthens immunity through unknown mechanisms. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of soft-shelled turtle peptide on microRNA (miRNA) expression in gastric cancer (GC) cells and to analyze the potential anticancer mechanisms for GC...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434655/history-aims-and-present-structure-of-psychosomatic-medicine-in-germany
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REVIEW
Hans-Christian Deter, Johannes Kruse, Stephan Zipfel
Combining its two traditions of integrated psychosomatics in internal medicine and focusing on psychotherapeutic/psychiatric methods in many clinical fields, German psychosomatic medicine has developed well over the last decades. It benefits from its institutional independence and the progressive changes in health care. Clinically, disorder-oriented psychotherapy is a core method integrated with other modes of therapy. As a conceptual base for empirical research, non-reductionist accounts of the interactions of (sick) persons with their environment are most important...
2018: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431584/horizon-scanning-how-will-metabolomics-applications-transform-food-science-bioengineering-and-medical-innovation-in-the-current-era-of-foodomics
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Mustafa Bayram, Çağlar Gökırmaklı
Food and engineering sciences have tended to neglect the importance of human nutrition sciences and clinical study of new molecules discovered by food engineering community, and vice versa. Yet, the value of systems thinking and use of omics technologies in food engineering are rapidly emerging. Foodomics is a new concept and practice to bring about "precision nutrition" and integrative bioengineering studies of food composition, quality, and safety, and applications to improve health of humans, animals, and other living organisms on the planet...
February 12, 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430150/on-the-origins-of-the-semen-analysis-a-close-relationship-with-the-history-of-the-reproductive-medicine
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Fernando Tadeu Andrade-Rocha
The spermatozoa were first seen in ejaculates in the 17 th century. However, the basic mechanisms of human fertilization have been only fully understood after the discovery of ovum in 1827. As a result, the interest in developing technologies for semen analysis arose from the early 1900s. Indeed, standard methodologies for semen analysis were designed mostly along the first half of the 20 th century. Before the 1930s, semen analysis was nearly unavailable clinically, since there were still no robust methodologies for assessing sperm characteristics, as well as to set up standard references that could be able to assess the reproductive capacity of men...
October 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429574/paleoimaging-of-a-modern-mummy-from-lithuania-circa-19th-20th-century
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Dario Piombino-Mascali, Rimantas Jankauskas, Justina Kozakaitė, M Linda Sutherland
An anthropogenic human mummy curated in the Museum of the History of Medicine, Vilnius University, was recently examined by means of computed tomography. Although the mummy lacked data regarding its specific context and historical information on its identity and chronology, the investigation focused on the embalming method adopted to preserve it. Some pathological alterations were also recorded. This research appears to suggest that this body was prepared for educational and/or scientific purposes rather than funerary purposes...
February 8, 2018: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429256/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-hospital-patients
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Y Zhang, M Niu, Y Li, J Wang, B Qu, C X Zheng, P Huang, W H Yu
Objective: To analyze the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in ophthalmic patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed. Diabetic patients who were admitted to Department of Ophthalmology, Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Muping between October 2012 and June 2013 were included. General information and medical history were obtained from each subject by questionaires. Laboratory and detailed ophthalmic examinations were performed during the study. DR was diagnosed and graded by mydriatic fundus photography...
February 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427181/toxic-alcohol-diagnosis-and-management-an-emergency-medicine-review
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REVIEW
Patrick Chow Yuen Ng, Brit J Long, William Tyler Davis, Daniel J Sessions, Alex Koyfman
Toxic alcohols are a group of substances containing a hydroxyl group not meant to be ingested. They are the cause of a significant number of accidental and non-accidental exposures. Toxic alcohol poisoning can be associated with a significant degree of morbidity and mortality if not promptly recognized and treated. This review describes the clinical presentation and an approach to the recognition and management for toxic alcohol poisoning. Toxic alcohols classically refer to a group of alcohols not meant for ingestion...
February 9, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425836/the-impact-of-a-daily-smartphone-based-feedback-system-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes-on-compliance-glycemic-control-satisfaction-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hadas Miremberg, Tal Ben-Ari, Tal Betzer, Hagit Raphaeli, Rose Gasnier, Giulia Barda, Jacob Bar, Eran Weiner
BACKGROUND: Patient compliance and tight glycemic control have been demonstrated to improve pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The use of advanced technological tools, including smartphone-based platforms, to improve medical care and outcomes has been demonstrated in various fields of medicine, but only few small studies were performed with GDM patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the impact of introducing a smartphone-based daily feedback and communication platform between GDM patients and their physicians, on patient compliance, glycemic control, pregnancy outcome, and patient satisfaction...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424826/how-do-patients-respond-to-genetic-testing-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
Catherine A McCarty, Michael J Fuchs, Allan Lamb, Pat Conway
SIGNIFICANCE: The American Academy of Ophthalmology currently recommends against routine genetic testing for complex diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD.) The results of this study demonstrate that patients are very interested in predictive genetic testing for AMD, find the information useful, and make behavioral changes as a result of the information. PURPOSE: The goal of this project was to conduct a pilot AMD genomic medicine study. METHODS: Eligible patients were aged 50 to 65 years with no personal history of AMD...
February 8, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423875/emergency-medicine-in-the-kingdom-of-bahrain
#20
Feras Abuzeyad, Leena Alqusem, Mudhaffar I Al Farras, Shaikha S Al Jawder, Ghada Al Qasim, Salah Alghanem
It has been more than a decade since emergency medicine became recognized as a specialty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the last fifteen years emergency medicine has widely established itself and developed rapidly in the Kingdom. The three main emergency departments are: Salmanyia Medical Complex (SMC), Royal Medical Services of Bahrain Defence Force (RMS-BDF) and King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) are now fully equipped and operated by a majority of board certified emergency physicians.Standardized protocols, and the Central National Ambulance will be established in the near future, and the ambulances will offer both basic and advanced life support by trained nurses and paramedics...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
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