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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149020/role-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-uterine-fibroid-biology
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Michał Ciebiera, Marta Włodarczyk, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Błażej Męczekalski, Grażyna Nowicka, Krzysztof Łukaszuk, Magdalena Ciebiera, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Grzegorz Jakiel
Uterine fibroids (UFs) are benign tumors of the female genital tract made of the smooth muscle of the uterus. UF growth depends mostly on the influence of the steroid hormones and selected growth factors. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-βs) is a polypeptide that consists of three isoforms: TGF-β1, TGF-β2, and TGF-β3. At present, TGF-β is considered to be one of the key factors in the pathophysiology of UFs. It plays a major role in cellular migration within the tumor, stimulates tumor growth, and enhances tumor metabolism...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146289/off-label-treatments-were-not-consistently-better-or-worse-than-approved-drug-treatments-in-randomized-trials
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Aviv Ladanie, John P A Ioannidis, Randall S Stafford, Hannah Ewald, Heiner C Bucher, Lars G Hemkens
BACKGROUND: Off-label drug use is highly prevalent, but controversial and often discouraged assuming generally inferior medical effects associated with off-label use. METHODS: We searched Medline, PubMed Health and the Cochrane Library up to May 2015 for systematic reviews including meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing off-label and approved drugs head-to-head in any population and on any medical outcome. We combined the comparative effects in meta-analyses providing summary odds ratios (sOR) for each treatment comparison and outcome, and then calculated an overall summary of the sOR across all comparisons (ssOR)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145643/the-merops-database-of-proteolytic-enzymes-their-substrates-and-inhibitors-in-2017-and-a-comparison-with-peptidases-in-the-panther-database
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Neil D Rawlings, Alan J Barrett, Paul D Thomas, Xiaosong Huang, Alex Bateman, Robert D Finn
The MEROPS database (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/merops/) is an integrated source of information about peptidases, their substrates and inhibitors. The hierarchical classification is: protein-species, family, clan, with an identifier at each level. The MEROPS website moved to the EMBL-EBI in 2017, requiring refactoring of the code-base and services provided. The interface to sequence searching has changed and the MEROPS protein sequence libraries can be searched at the EMBL-EBI with HMMER, FastA and BLASTP. Cross-references have been established between MEROPS and the PANTHER database at both the family and protein-species level, which will help to improve curation and coverage between the resources...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143230/the-efficacy-of-biologic-therapy-for-the-management-of-palmoplantar-psoriasis-and-palmoplantar-pustulosis-a-systematic-review
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Isabelle M Sanchez, Eric Sorenson, Ethan Levin, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Palmoplantar psoriasis (PP) and palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) are diseases affecting the hands and/or feet that can cause marked physical discomfort and functional disability. The tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab, the interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitors ixekizumab and secukinumab, and the IL-23 or IL-12/IL-23 inhibitors guselkumab and ustekinumab have been well studied for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Less is known about the efficacy and safety of these agents for the treatment of PP (hyperkeratotic and pustular forms) and PPP...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142980/effectiveness-of-multifaceted-care-approach-on-adverse-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-ckd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aminu K Bello, Bilal Qarni, Arian Samimi, Julius Okel, Trish Chatterley, Ikechi G Okpechi, Ben Vandermeer, Branko Braam
Introduction: The risk of major adverse events associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) could potentially be reduced with effective medical interventions. The impact of multifaceted interventions as compared with usual care in patients with nondiabetic CKD is unclear. We performed a systematic review to analyze the impact of multifaceted interventions on reducing the risk of major adverse events in this population. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142026/a-systematic-review-of-quality-measures-for-inflammatory-arthritis
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Matthew Cooper, Azin Rouhi, Claire E H Barber
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and quality appraisal of quality measures for inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) were searched from January 1, 2000, to October 23, 2016, using Medical Subject Headings terms for inflammatory arthritis and quality measures...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140286/evidence-to-use-botulinum-toxin-injections-in-tension-type-headache-management-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Natalia Grychowska, Marek Zietek, Gniewko Wieckiewicz, Joanna Smardz
Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common type of chronic recurring head pain. It can occur twice as often in women as in men. It is the most common type of headache. Its lifetime prevalence is 30% to 78% in the general population. TTH treatment should be multilevel. It often consists of taking pain medication, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, using biofeedback therapy, acupuncture, and attending behavioral therapy. Several clinical trials also suggest that botulinum toxin (BTX) may be an effective treatment option for such patients...
November 15, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139247/-systematic-review-on-safety-of-xianling-gubao-capsule
#8
Yi-Li Zhang, Xing Liao, Fu-Mei Liu, Gui-Qian Wang, Yan-Ming Xie
To systemically evaluate the safety of Xianling Gubao capsule after launching. Computer retrieval of Medline, EMbase, the Web of Science, Clinical Trials. gov, the Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, WanFang Data and CBM was conducted to collect information on all the research types of Xianling Gubao capsule. The literature was screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the quality of the studies was assessed according to the internationally accepted quality evaluation standards for data extraction and analysis...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138050/a-systematic-review-on-the-effect-of-serious-games-and-wearable-technology-used-in-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-traumatic-bone-and-soft-tissue-injuries
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Henriëtte A W Meijer, Maurits Graafland, J Carel Goslings, Marlies P Schijven
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects on functional outcomes and treatment adherence of wearable technology and serious games (i.e., interactive computer applications with specific purposes useful in the 'real world') currently applied in physical rehabilitation of patients after traumatic bone and soft tissue injuries. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and CINAHL were searched without publication date restrictions for the terms 'wearable', 'serious game', 'videogame' or 'mobile application', and 'rehabilitation', 'exercise therapy' or 'physiotherapy'...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137869/morbidity-and-mortality-in-homeless-individuals-prisoners-sex-workers-and-individuals-with-substance-use-disorders-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell, Emily J Tweed, Dan Lewer, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Andrew C Hayward
BACKGROUND: Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for studies published between Jan 1, 2005, and Oct 1, 2015...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137857/matricellular-proteins-and-survival-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Sirio Fiorino, Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Chiara Birtolo, Giorgia Acquaviva, Michela Visani, Adele Fornelli, Michele Masetti, Andrea Tura, Stefano Sbrignadello, Fabio Grizzi, Federica Patrinicola, Matteo Zanello, Laura Mastrangelo, Raffaele Lombardi, Claudia Benini, Luca Di Tommaso, Arrigo Bondi, Francesco Monetti, Elena Siopis, Paolo Emilio Orlandi, Michele Imbriani, Carlo Fabbri, Silvia Giovanelli, Andrea Domanico, Esterita Accogli, Salomone Di Saverio, Daniela Grifoni, Vincenzo Cennamo, Paolo Leandri, Elio Jovine, Dario de Biase
Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a fundamental role in tissue architecture and homeostasis and modulates cell functions through a complex interaction between cell surface receptors, hormones, several bioeffector molecules, and structural proteins like collagen. These components are secreted into ECM and all together contribute to regulate several cellular activities including differentiation, apoptosis, proliferation, and migration. The so-called "matricellular" proteins (MPs) have recently emerged as important regulators of ECM functions...
November 4, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136566/treatment-for-opioid-use-and-outcomes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-literature-review
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Anne Marie Carew, Catherine Comiskey
BACKGROUND: Historically, issues relating to problem substance use among older people have received little attention, and have only recently been recognised. METHODS: A literature review of relevant material was conducted in November 2015 to assess current outcome research among older adults treated for opioid dependence. Multiple electronic databases were searched and results were supplemented by grey literature, library and online searches, and relevant references within selected articles...
November 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136543/graduating-student-nurses-and-student-podiatrists-wound-care-competence-an-integrative-literature-review
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REVIEW
Emilia Kielo, Leena Salminen, Minna Stolt
The objective of this literature review is to describe graduating student nurses' and student podiatrists' wound care competence. This integrative literature review has been conducted with a systematic search process. Original studies were analysed by qualitative content analysis with the following stages: open coding, creating categories and abstraction. The literature search was conducted on May 2016 and reconducted on October 2016 using the Medline/Pubmed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Scopus and National Medic databases and 12 original studies were found...
November 8, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136301/ketamine-for-the-acute-management-of-excited-delirium-and-agitation-in-the-prehospital-setting
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Kyle A Weant, Lauren M Linder, Clint A Ross
BACKGROUND: Traditional first-line therapy in the prehospital setting for the acutely agitated patient includes an antipsychotic in combination with a benzodiazepine. Recently, interest has grown regarding the use of ketamine in the prehospital setting as an attempt to overcome the limitations of the traditional medications and provide a more safe and effective therapy. This review provides an overview of the pharmacology of ketamine, evaluates the literature regarding ketamine use for prehospital agitation, and proposes an algorithm that may be used within the prehospital setting...
November 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135080/a-comparison-of-adherence-and-persistence-by-medication-class-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Andrew McGovern, Zayd Tippu, William Hinton, Neil Munro, Martin Whyte, Simon de Lusignan
Limited medication adherence and persistence are barriers to successful treatment in type 2 diabetes (T2D). We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, The Register of Controlled Trials, PsychINFO, and CINAHL for observational and interventional studies comparing medication adherence or persistence between two or more glucose lowering medications in people with T2D. Where several studies (n≥5) provided the same comparison a random effects meta-analysis was performed reporting mean difference (MD), odds ratio (OR), or hazard ratio (HR) depending on the pooled study outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134341/universit%C3%A3-tsspital-z%C3%A3-rich-80-years-of-neurosurgical-patient-care-in-switzerland
#16
Martin N Stienen, Carlo Serra, Lennart H Stieglitz, Niklaus Krayenbühl, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
BACKGROUND: The predecessor of today's Department of Neurosurgery, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (USZ), was founded 80 years ago as the first independent Swiss clinic dedicated to neurosurgical patient care. On the occasion of this anniversary, we aimed to highlight the history of neurosurgery as a specialty at the USZ, and to put it into the historical context of Swiss and European Neurosurgery. METHOD: A literature review was conducted and we searched the archives of the USZ and the city of Zurich, as well as those of Swiss journals to extract relevant published articles, books, historical reports and pictures...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133081/-medical-treatment-of-endometriosis-hormonal-treatment-of-pain-impact-on-evolution-and-future-perspectives
#17
Sophie Geoffron, Guillaume Legendre, Emile Daraï, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
CONTEXT: Endometriosis is a chronic painful disease, for which hormone therapy is usually offered as a first line option to women not willing to conceive. OBJECTIVES: To analyse and synthesize the literature, from 2006 onwards, on pain control, and disease evolution in oemn using combined hormonal contraceptives, progestins and GnRH analogs. Data on other current and future treatment perspectives is included as well. SOURCES: Medline (Pubmed), the Cochrane Library, and endometriosis treatment recommendations published by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Société des Obstétriciens et Gynécologues du Canada (SOGC)...
November 10, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130597/co-occurring-medical-conditions-in-adults-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review-toward-the-development-of-health-care-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
George T Capone, Brian Chicoine, Peter Bulova, Mary Stephens, Sarah Hart, Blythe Crissman, Andrea Videlefsky, Katherine Myers, Nancy Roizen, Anna Esbensen, Moya Peterson, Stephanie Santoro, Jason Woodward, Barry Martin, David Smith
Adults with Down syndrome (DS) represent a unique population who are in need of clinical guidelines to address their medical care. The United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) has developed criteria for prioritizing conditions of public health importance with the potential for providing screening recommendations to improve clinical care. The quality of existing evidence needed to inform clinical guidelines has not been previously reviewed. Using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database PubMed, we first identified 18 peer reviewed articles that addressed co-occurring medical conditions in adults with DS...
November 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125010/the-genus-scrophularia-a-source-of-iridoids-and-terpenoids-with-a-diverse-biological-activity
#19
Ardalan Pasdaran, Azadeh Hamedi
CONTEXT: Scrophularia genus (Scrophulariaceae) includes about 350 species commonly known as figwort. Many species of this genus grow wild in nature and have not been cultivated yet. However, some species are in danger of extinction. OBJECTIVE: This paper reviews the chemical compounds, biological activities and the ethnopharmacology of some Scrophularia species. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All information was obtained through reported data on bibliographic database such as Scopus, United States National Agricultural Library, Biological Abstracts, EMBASE, PubMed, MedlinePlus, PubChem and Springer Link (1934-2017)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123330/markov-logic-networks-for-adverse-drug-event-extraction-from-text
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Sriraam Natarajan, Vishal Bangera, Tushar Khot, Jose Picado, Anurag Wazalwar, Vitor Santos Costa, David Page, Michael Caldwell
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major concern and point of emphasis for the medical profession, government, and society. A diverse set of techniques from epidemiology, statistics, and computer science are being proposed and studied for ADE discovery from observational health data (e.g., EHR and claims data), social network data (e.g., Google and Twitter posts), and other information sources. Methodologies are needed for evaluating, quantitatively measuring, and comparing the ability of these various approaches to accurately discover ADEs...
May 2017: Knowledge and Information Systems
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