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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931147/the-quantified-self-during-travel-mapping-health-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-travellers
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Andrea Farnham, Reinhard Furrer, Ulf Blanke, Emily Stone, Christoph Hatz, Milo A Puhan
Background: Travel medicine research has remained relatively unchanged in the face of rapid expansion of international travel and is unlikely to meet health challenges beyond infectious diseases. Our aim was to identify the range of health outcomes during travel using real-time monitoring and daily reporting of health behaviours and outcomes and identify traveller subgroups who may benefit from more targeted advice before and during travel. Methods: We recruited a prospective cohort of travellers ≥ 18 years and planning travel to Thailand for <5 weeks from the travel clinics in Zurich and Basel (Switzerland)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930716/antinociceptive-effect-of-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-involves-trpv1-opioid-systems
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Yuqing Mao, Zhengyang Li, Kan Chen, Huafang Yu, Shaoren Zhang, Miao Jiang, Yuanhua Ma, Chunli Liang, Hongyan Liu, Huanqing Li, Qian Hua, Hao Zhou, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoming Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined as recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, seriously affects quality of life and ability to work. Ghrelin is a brain-gut hormone, which has been reported to show antinociceptive effects in peripheral pain. We investigated the effect of ghrelin on visceral hypersensitivity and pain in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: Maternal deprivation (MD) was used to provide a stress-induced model of IBS in Wistar rats...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930492/time-trends-in-concussion-symptom-presentation-and-assessment-methods-in-high-school-athletes
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Dustin W Currie, Matthew J Kraeutler, John B Schrock, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Concussion rates have increased significantly over the past decade. This may reflect an increase in the knowledge and diagnosis of the symptoms of a concussion rather than a true increase in the incidence. Assessing trends in the way that concussions are presenting to and being identified by clinicians over the same period may provide additional insight into the apparent rise in concussions. PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns of change in concussion symptom presentation, diagnostic/evaluation methods, and symptom resolution time reported for United States high school athletes from the 2007-2008 through 2014-2015 academic years...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929496/a-methylome-wide-association-study-of-trajectories-of-oppositional-defiant-behaviors-and-biological-overlap-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Edward D Barker, Esther Walton, Charlotte A M Cecil, Richard Rowe, Sara R Jaffee, Barbara Maughan, Thomas G O'Connor, Argyris Stringaris, Alan J Meehan, Wendy McArdle, Caroline L Relton, Tom R Gaunt
In 671 mother-child (49% male) pairs from an epidemiological birth cohort, we investigated (a) prospective associations between DNA methylation (at birth) and trajectories (ages 7-13) of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and the ODD subdimensions of irritable and headstrong; (b) common biological pathways, indexed by DNA methylation, between ODD trajectories and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); (c) genetic influence on DNA methylation; and (d) prenatal risk exposure associations. Methylome-wide significant associations were identified for the ODD and headstrong, but not for irritable...
September 20, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928241/vital-exhaustion-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Brittany M Bogle, Nona Sotoodehnia, Anna M Kucharska-Newton, Wayne D Rosamond
OBJECTIVE: Vital exhaustion (VE), a construct defined as lack of energy, increased fatigue and irritability, and feelings of demoralisation, has been associated with cardiovascular events. We sought to examine the relation between VE and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. METHODS: The ARIC Study is a predominately biracial cohort of men and women, aged 45-64 at baseline, initiated in 1987 through random sampling in four US communities...
September 19, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927888/the-effect-of-water-hardness-on-surfactant-deposition-following-washing-and-subsequent-skin-irritation-in-atopic-dermatitis-patients-and-healthy-controls
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Simon G Danby, Kirsty Brown, Andrew M Wigley, John Chittock, Phyoe K Pyae, Carsten Flohr, Michael J Cork
Living in a hard water area is associated with an increased risk of atopic dermatitis (AD). Greater skin barrier impairment following exposure to surfactants in wash products combined with high calcium, and/or chlorine, levels in hard water is a compelling mechanism for this increase. The purpose of this study was to investigate this mechanism in individuals with and without a predisposition to skin barrier impairment. We recruited 80 subjects; healthy controls and AD patients with and without FLG mutations...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927766/vulvovaginitis-presentation-of-more-common-problems-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-gynecology
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Meredith Loveless, Ohmar Myint
Vulvovaginitis is one of the most common gynecological complaints presenting in the pediatric and adolescent female. The common causes of vulvovaginitis in the pediatric patient differ than that considered in adolescent females. When a child present with vulvar itching, burning and irritation the most common etiology is non-specific and hygiene measures are recommended. However these symptoms can mimic more serious etiologies including infection, labial adhesion, lichen sclerosis, pinworms and foreign body must be considered...
September 5, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926514/a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-estradiol-vaginal-cream-0-003-in-postmenopausal-women-with-dyspareunia-as-the-most-bothersome-symptom
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Robin Kroll, David F Archer, Yuhua Lin, Vilma Sniukiene, James H Liu
OBJECTIVE: Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is characterized by vaginal changes, dyspareunia, and itching/irritation. Efficacy and safety of a lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream (0.003%) were evaluated in postmenopausal women with VVA-related dyspareunia. METHODS: This was a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Sexually active postmenopausal women with moderate-severe dyspareunia as the most bothersome symptom, ≤5% vaginal superficial cells, and vaginal pH >5...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924553/amino-functionalized-poloxamer-407-with-both-mucoadhesive-and-thermosensitive-properties-preparation-characterization-and-application-in-a-vaginal-drug-delivery-system
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Liqian Ci, Zhigang Huang, Yu Liu, Zhepeng Liu, Gang Wei, Weiyue Lu
Lack of mucoadhesive properties is the major drawback to poloxamer 407 (F127)-based in situ hydrogels for mucosal administration. The objective of the present study was to construct a novel mucoadhesive and thermosensitive in situ hydrogel drug delivery system based on an amino-functionalized poloxamer for vaginal administration. First, amino-functionalized poloxamer 407 (F127-NH2) was synthesized and characterized with respect to its micellization behavior and interaction with mucin. Then using acetate gossypol (AG) as model drug, AG-loaded F127-NH2-based in situ hydrogels (NFGs) were evaluated with respect to rheology, drug release, ex vivo vaginal mucosal adhesion, in vivo intravaginal retention and local irritation after vaginal administration to healthy female mice...
September 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924439/corneal-neovascularization-with-associated-lipid-keratopathy-in-a-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-using-a-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-machine
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Konstantinos Oikonomakis, Myrsini Petrelli, Konstantinos Andreanos, Andreas Mouchtouris, Petros Petrou, Ilias Georgalas, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, George Kymionis
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of corneal neovascularization with secondary lipid keratopathy in a patient treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old male had been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome 10 years ago and has been treated with the application of a CPAP machine during night sleep ever since. For the past year, the patient had been complaining for ocular irritation and excessive tearing of the left eye on awakening...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923571/ophthalmic-administration-of-a-10-fold-lower-dose-of-conventional-nanoliposome-formulations-caused-levels-of-intraocular-pressure-similar-to-those-induced-by-marketed-eye-drops
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C M Arroyo, D Quinteros, M J Cózar-Bernal, S D Palma, A M Rabasco, M L González-Rodríguez
The purpose of this study was to compare the in vivo efficacy of several timolol (TM)-loaded liposomal formulations with current TM antiglaucoma treatment (aqueous 0.5% w/v eye drops). In this study, conventional liposomes (CL) and deformable liposomes, without (DL1) and with ethanol (DL2) were prepared and characterized. In addition, in vitro release and permeation studies, as well as in vivo lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) and biocompatibility studies were performed. It was found that the quali and quantitative lipid bilayer composition played a significant role in modifying the physical properties of vesicles...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923290/use-of-adult-sensory-panel-to-study-individual-differences-in-the-palatability-of-a-pediatric-hiv-treatment-drug
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Julie A Mennella, Phoebe S Mathew, Elizabeth D Lowenthal
PURPOSE: The recommended first-line treatment for young children infected with HIV includes the liquid formulation of the co-formulated protease inhibitors lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra(®) [Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois]). Clinical reports indicate that some children readily accept the taste of Kaletra, whereas others strongly reject it, which can deter therapeutic adherence and outcomes. METHODS: As a proof-of-concept approach, a sensory panel of genotyped adults was used to document the range of individual differences in the taste and palatability (hedonics) of the liquid formulation of Kaletra and other taste stimuli, including common excipients...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922933/a-case-of-a-paediatric-patient-with-allergic-contact-dermatitis-to-benzoyl-peroxide
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Matthew Sandre, Sandra Skotnicki-Grant
Allergic contact dermatitis to benzoyl peroxide can occur in up to 6.5% of those with a history of exposure to this potential allergen. Conversely, irritant contact dermatitis is very common with benzoyl peroxide and can be differentiated from allergic contact dermatitis based on the patient's history and clinical signs and symptoms. We present a case of a paediatric patient with patch test-confirmed severe allergic contact dermatitis to benzoyl peroxide requiring hospitalisation and systemic treatment.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922580/accuracy-of-the-defining-characteristics-of-the-nursing-diagnosis-hypothermia-in-newborns
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Wislla Ketlly Menezes de Aquino, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Viviane Martins da Silva, Nathaly Bianka Moraes Fróes, Angélica Paixão de Menezes, Aline de Aquino Peres Almeida, Bianca Alves Sobreira
PURPOSE: To analyze the accuracy of the defining characteristics of hypothermia in newborns and to verify associations between defining characteristics and clinical variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional accuracy study with statistical analysis. FINDINGS: Slow capillary refill, decrease in ventilation, peripheral vasoconstriction, and insufficient weight gain were the defining characteristics with the highest specificity values, while slow gastric emptying, skin cool to touch, irritability, and bradycardia were the defining characteristics with the highest values for both sensitivity and specificity...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921770/does-an-observer-s-empathy-influence-my-pain-effect-of-perceived-empathetic-or-unempathetic-support-in-a-pain-test
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C Fauchon, I Faillenot, A M Perrin, C Borg, V Pichot, F Chouchou, L Garcia-Larrea, R Peyron
The physiological and behavioural effects of empathy for other's pain have been widely investigated, while the opposite situation, i.e. the influence on one's pain of empathetic feedback from others, remains largely unexplored. Here, we assessed whether and how empathetic and unempathetic comments from observers modulate pain and associated vegetative reactions. In Study 1, conversations between observers of a pain study were recorded by professional actors. Comments were prepared to be perceived as empathetic, unempathetic, or neutral, and were validated in 40 subjects...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920714/expansible-thermal-gelling-foam-aerosol-for-vaginal-drug-delivery
#16
Liling Mei, Jintian Chen, Siqin Yu, Ying Huang, Yecheng Xie, Hui Wang, Xin Pan, Chuanbin Wu
Vaginal delivery of antimicrobial drugs is the most effective method for the local treatment of the vaginal infections. However, current vaginal drug delivery systems (VDDS), including gel, lotion, aerosol and cream, are suffering from low penetration in the deep vaginal rugae and easy elimination by self-cleaning of vaginal canal. To address these issues, a foam aerosol based on the thermal transformation was designed to improve penetration efficiency and achieve the extended retention. The expansible thermal gelling foam aerosol (ETGFA) consisting of thermal sensitive matrix, silver nanoparticle, adhesive agent and propellant, was optimized by evaluations of precursor viscosity, foam expansion, thermal gelation, gel adhesiveness, antimicrobial effects and tissue irritation...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919826/forehead-galeal-pericranial-flap-for-single-staged-total-upper-eyelid-reconstruction-in-sebaceous-gland-carcinoma-excision
#17
Hui-Hsiu Chang, Edward Suh, Blake H Fortes, Franklin Zheng, Anny Ms Cheng
PURPOSE: To present a successful case of single-staged total upper eyelid reconstruction after sebaceous gland carcinoma excision by using forehead galeal pericranial flap. OBSERVATIONS: An 80-year-old female with a progressively enlarged left upper eyelid mass presented with ocular irritation, blurred vision, and gritty sensation despite topical antibiotics treatment. This multinodular mass involved the left total upper eyelid, compromised corneal surface integrity, and caused complete ptosis...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919392/oral-mucosal-irritation-study-in-hamster-to-evaluate-a-therapeutic-apparatus-using-hydrogen-peroxide-photolysis-for-periodontitis-treatment
#18
Yoshimi Niwano, Kazunori Konno, Takeshi Matayoshi, Keisuke Nakamura, Taro Kanno, Keiichi Sasaki
We conducted an oral mucosal irritation study in hamsters to evaluate a therapeutic apparatus using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) photolysis for periodontitis treatment (ISO 10993-Part 10, Annex B.3). The cheek pouches in 15 male hamsters were allocated to one of six groups. Group 1 received pure water treatment (control group). Group 2 received laser irradiation at 80 mW. Group 3 received 3% H2O2. Groups 4-6 received laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 at 80, 40, and 20 mW, respectively. The total treatment time was set at 7 min and treatment was repeated three times at approximately 1-h intervals...
September 14, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918440/interpersonal-sensitivity-and-persistent-attenuated-psychotic-symptoms-in-adolescence
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Alice Masillo, M Brandizzi, L R Valmaggia, R Saba, N Lo Cascio, J F Lindau, L Telesforo, P Venturini, D Montanaro, D Di Pietro, M D'Alema, P Girardi, P Fiori Nastro
Interpersonal sensitivity defines feelings of inner-fragility in the presence of others due to the expectation of criticism or rejection. Interpersonal sensitivity was found to be related to attenuated positive psychotic symptom during the prodromal phase of psychosis. The aims of this study were to examine if high level of interpersonal sensitivity at baseline are associated with the persistence of attenuated positive psychotic symptoms and general psychopathology at 18-month follow-up. A sample of 85 help-seeking individuals (mean age = 16...
September 16, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918194/cleaning-and-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-approach-for-effective-safety-assessment
#20
Melissa J Vincent, Ann Parker, Andrew Maier
Research indicates a correlative relationship between asthma and use of consumer cleaning products. We conduct a systematic review of epidemiological literature on persons who use or are exposed to cleaning products, both in occupational and domestic settings, and risk of asthma or asthma-like symptoms to improve understanding of the causal relationship between exposure and asthma. A scoring method for assessing study reliability is presented. Although research indicates an association between asthma and the use of cleaning products, no study robustly investigates exposure to cleaning products or ingredients along with asthma risk...
September 13, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
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