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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724281/the-virtual-asthma-guideline-e-learning-program-learning-effectiveness-and-user-satisfaction
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Sung-Yoon Kang, Sae-Hoon Kim, Yong-Eun Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hye-Kyung Park, Heung-Woo Park, Yoon-Seok Chang, Young-Koo Jee, Hee-Bom Moon, Kyung-Up Min, Sang-Heon Cho
Background/Aims: Effective educational tools are important for increasing adherence to asthma guidelines and clinical improvement of asthma patients. We developed a computer-based interactive education program for asthma guideline named the Virtual Learning Center for Asthma Management (VLCAM). We evaluated the usefulness of program in terms of its effects on user awareness of asthma guideline and level of satisfaction. Methods: Physicians-in-training at tertiary hospitals in Korea were enrolled in a cross-sectional questionnaire survey...
July 21, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724269/association-of-human-methionine-synthase-a2756g-transition-with-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study-and-in-silico-analysis
#2
Arezou Ebrahimi, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar, Mohammad Karimian
Methionine synthase (MTR) is one of the key enzymes of folate pathway, which play a key role in the construction, repair, and methylation of DNA. In this study, an association of MTR A2756G gene transition with prostate cancer in men populations of Kashan-Iran was investigated by a case-control study and an in silico analysis. The 200 samples including 100 patients with prostate cancer, as case group and 100 healthy men, as control group included in this study. MTR-A2756G genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP technique...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724259/herbal-pre-conditioning-induces-proliferation-and-delays-senescence-in-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Avinash Sanap, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Tejas Shah, Girish Tillu, Anand Dhanushkodi, Ramesh Bhonde, Kalpana Joshi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells which are being explored for various clinical applications. Isolation and in-vitro expansion of MSCs remain important in achieving desired cell number for the therapy. However, in-vitro proliferation of MSCs is often associated with senescence and early onset of apoptosis which limits its therapeutic ability and long term clinical use. Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera are used widely in Ayurveda: the traditional Indian system of medicine and are reported to have rejuvenating and anti-aging potential...
July 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724213/characterization-of-serum-estradiol-level-and-tissue-estrogen-receptor-immunostaining-with-clinical-response-and-reproductive-factor-changes-in-chinese-female-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Dongyun Zhang, Jianwei Ku, Ran Liu, Hongfang Wu, Guina Liang, Yan Wei, Peinan Chen, Xueke Zhao, Song Liu, Yin Li, Jianchao Yao, Xin Song, Lidong Wang
Pre-menopausal female patients have a prolonged survival than post-menopausal patients, indicating that estrogen and/or estrogen receptor (ER) may have some biological effects on prognosis. ER expression in cancer tissue has been reported to be a significant prognostic marker in multiple human cancers. However, the prognostic value of estrogen and/or ER on female patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is rarely reported. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the associations of serum estradiol level, tissue estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) expression with clinical response and reproductive factor changes in 387 female ESCC patients...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724202/population-pharmacokinetics-of-lenalidomide-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Jamie N Connarn, Renfang Hwang, Yue Gao, Maria Palmisano, Nianhang Chen
A population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) model of lenalidomide was developed using data pooled from 13 clinical studies (dose range, 5-400 mg) in participants who were considered to have adequate capability for renal excretion of lenalidomide (creatinine clearance [CrCl] > 50 mL/min). The analysis population included 305 healthy volunteers and 83 patients with multiple myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes. A 1-compartment model with linear absorption and elimination described well the observed data for both healthy volunteers and patients...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724200/effect-of-memantine-on-serum-levels-of-neuron-specific-enolase-and-on-the-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
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Majid Mokhtari, Hossein Nayeb-Aghaei, Mehran Kouchek, Mir Mohammad Miri, Reza Goharani, Arash Amoozandeh, Sina Akhavan Salamat, Mohammad Sistanizad
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally. Despite significant progress in neuromonitoring and neuroprotection, pharmacological interventions have failed to generate favorable results. We examined the effect of memantine on serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), a marker of neuronal damage, and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in patients with moderate TBI. Patients were randomly assigned to the control group (who received standard TBI management) and the treatment group (who, alongside their standard management, received enteral memantine 30 mg twice daily for 7 days)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724193/saline-irrigation-for-the-management-of-skin-extravasation-injury-in-neonates
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P N Gopalakrishnan, Nitin Goel, Sujoy Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Extravasation injury, a complication commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit, can result in scarring with cosmetic and functional sequelae. A wide variety of treatments are available, including subcutaneous irrigation with saline (with or without hyaluronidase), liposuction, use of specific antidotes, topical applications, and normal wound care with dry or wet dressings. All such treatments aim to prevent or reduce the severity of complications. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To compare the efficacy and safety of saline irrigation or saline irrigation with prior hyaluronidase infiltration versus no intervention or normal wound care for tissue healing in neonates with extravasation injury...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724185/myo-inositol-plus-selenium-supplementation-restores-euthyroid-state-in-hashimoto-s-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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M Nordio, S Basciani
OBJECTIVE: Clinical evidence suggests that oral supplementation with myo-inositol (MI) and selenium (Se) is useful in the treatment of autoimmune thyroiditis. The purpose of this study was to highlight the positive response of Hashimoto's patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) treated with MI and Se (MI-Se) in restoring a normal thyroid function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 168 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) having Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels between 3 and 6 µIU/ml were randomized into 2 groups: one receiving MI-Se and the other one Se alone...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724182/efficacy-of-myo-inositol-in-the-clinical-management-of-patients-with-asthenozoospermia
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A Dinkova, D Martinov, E Konova
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of myo-inositol in combination with minerals and vitamin on sperm motility in patients affected by asthenozoospermia as index of Bulgarian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One-hundred-nine men aged between 18 and 50 years with reduced sperm motility identified by routine semen analysis were enrolled in this study. After excluding any urological problems, three months of treatment with a supplementation based on myo-inositol and other minerals and vitamins (Andrositol, MLD trading, Bulgaria) was prescribed...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724181/finding-the-best-therapeutic-approach-for-pcos-the-importance-of-inositol-s-bioavailability
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B Orrù, R Circo, P Logoteta, S Petousis, G Carlomagno
Broadening clinical evidence has markedly designated inositol(s) as a common and effective therapeutic approach for PCOS and infertility. Although considerable research has been focused on the use in clinical practice of myo-inositol (myo-ins) and D-chiro-inositol (D-chiro-ins), the two major inositol stereoisomers, less attention has been paid to their bioavailability. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to gather and analyze information on inositol(s) bioavailability, to better delineate its optimal concentration for scientific and clinical purposes...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724176/myo-inositol-as-a-male-fertility-molecule-speed-them-up
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R A Condorelli, S La Vignera, L M Mongioì, S G Vitale, A S Laganà, L Cimino, A E Calogero
Myo-inositol (MYO) usually represents a therapeutic option for female infertility associated with insulin resistance. Recently, several evidences are accumulating about the potential use of MYO for the treatment of male infertility. This article summarizes the rationale for MYO in the treatment of male infertility. In particular, it illustrates the potential antioxidant and prokinetic role of MYO, and its importance for the modulation of hormonal regulation. In the final part of the manuscript has been added a proposal for a clinical algorithm reserved for patients with asthenozoospermia, where probably MYO could exert specific pharmacological effects...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724173/a-comparative-study-between-myo-inositol-and-metformin-in-the-treatment-of-insulin-resistant-women
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K Nas, L Tűű
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) is a common disorder, which can impair female fertility and is characterized by phenotypic heterogeneity. Life-style treatment and insulin sensitizers are commonly used in the management of women with IR and consequent hyperinsulinemia, in order to restore the normal endocrinological and clinical parameters. Metformin (MET) is considered one of the first approaches to this pathology but new evidences are showing promising results using myo-inositol (MYO) in the management of this pathology...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724168/efficacy-and-safety-of-glp-1-receptor-agonists-across-the-spectrum-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Lawrence A Leiter, Michael A Nauck
For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) generally exert robust glucose-lowering effects that are at least as effective as insulin. As monotherapies, changes from baseline in HbA1c with GLP-1RAs ranged from -1.9 to -0.7% in phase 3 trials. In addition, GLP-1RAs confer a low risk of hypoglycaemia and have a body-weight advantage (changes from baseline ranging from -4.0 to -0.4 kg). There is also evidence of significant reductions in risk for cardiovascular events with some of these agents, with a number of other trials underway...
July 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724153/actual-and-standardized-patient-evaluations-of-medical-students-skills
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Amelia L Sattler, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Steven Y Lin, Erika Schillinger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Physicians must communicate effectively with patients. Actual patients (APs) rarely evaluate medical students' clinical skills; instead, standardized patients (SPs) provide proxy ratings. It is unclear how well SP ratings mirror AP experiences. The aim of this study was to compare AP and SP assessments of medical students' communication skills and professionalism. We hypothesized that their perspectives would be similar, but distinct, and offer insight about how to more reliably include the patient's voice in medical education...
July 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724134/association-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-survival-in-patients-with-and-without-improved-ejection-fraction-secondary-analysis-of-the-sudden-cardiac-death-in-heart-failure-trial
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Selcuk Adabag, Kristen K Patton, Alfred E Buxton, Thomas S Rector, Kristine E Ensrud, Kairav Vakil, Wayne C Levy, Jeanne E Poole
Importance: Improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) to >35% occurs in many patients with reduced EF at baseline. To our knowledge, whether implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy improves survival for these patients is unknown. Objective: To examine the efficacy of ICD therapy in reducing risk of all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death among patients with an EF ≤35% at baseline, with or without an improvement in EF to >35% during follow-up...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724059/screening-tests-for-distal-symmetrical-polyneuropathy-in-latin-american-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Nicolás Gómez-Banoy, Virginia Cuevas, Fernando Soler, Maria Fernanda Pineda, Ismena Mockus
Objective: This cross sectional study intended to evaluate two bedside tests (Neuropad and VibraTip) as screening tools for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSPN) in Latin American patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Subjects and methods: Ninety-three Colombian patients diagnosed with T2D were recruited. Anthropometric variables, glycemic control parameters, lipid profile and renal function were assessed for each patient. DSPN was defined by a Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) clinical score greater than 2...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724037/impact-of-biological-therapy-on-body-composition-of-patients-with-chron-s-disease
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Julianne Campos Dos Santos, Carla Malaguti, Fernando de Azevedo Lucca, Andrea Lemos Cabalzar, Tarsila Campanha da Rocha Ribeiro, Pedro Duarte Gaburri, Liliana Andrade Chebli, Julio Maria Fonseca Chebli
Introduction: Protein-energy malnutrition in Crohn's disease (CD) has been reported in 20 to 92% of patients, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and higher costs for the health system. Anti-TNF drugs are a landmark in the clinical management, promoting prolonged remission in patients with CD. It is believed that the remission of this disease leads to nutritional recovery. The effect of biological therapy on body composition and nutritional status is unclear. Method: Prospective study of body assessment by bioelectrical impedance method in patients with moderate to severe CD undergoing treatment with infliximab...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723914/safety-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dalazatide-a-kv1-3-channel-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis-a-randomized-phase-1b-trial
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Eric J Tarcha, Chelsea M Olsen, Peter Probst, David Peckham, Ernesto J Muñoz-Elías, James G Kruger, Shawn P Iadonato
BACKGROUND: Dalazatide is a specific inhibitor of the Kv1.3 potassium channel. The expression and function of Kv1.3 channels are required for the function of chronically activated memory T cells, which have been shown to be key mediators of autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate the safety of repeat doses of dalazatide in adult patients with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. Secondary objectives were to evaluate clinical proof of concept and the effects of dalazatide on mediators of inflammation in the blood and on chronically activated memory T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723910/estimating-mono-and-bi-phasic-regression-parameters-using-a-mixture-piecewise-linear-bayesian-hierarchical-model
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Rui Zhao, Paul Catalano, Victor G DeGruttola, Franziska Michor
The dynamics of tumor burden, secreted proteins or other biomarkers over time, is often used to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy and to predict outcomes for patients. Many methods have been proposed to investigate longitudinal trends to better characterize patients and to understand disease progression. However, most approaches assume a homogeneous patient population and a uniform response trajectory over time and across patients. Here, we present a mixture piecewise linear Bayesian hierarchical model, which takes into account both population heterogeneity and nonlinear relationships between biomarkers and time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723865/microrna-106b-5p-regulates-cisplatin-chemosensitivity-by-targeting-polycystic-kidney-disease-2-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Shaorong Yu, Xiaobing Qin, Tingting Chen, Leilei Zhou, Xiaoyue Xu, Jifeng Feng
Systemic therapy with cytotoxic agents remains one of the main treatment methods for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Cisplatin is a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent, that, when combined with other drugs, is an effective treatment for NSCLC. However, effective cancer therapy is hindered by a patient's resistance to cisplatin. Unfortunately, the potential mechanism underlying such resistance remains unclear. In this study, we explored the mechanism of microRNA-106b-5p (miR-106b-5p), which is involved in the resistance to cisplatin in the A549 cell line of NSCLC...
July 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
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