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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053421/development-of-a-novel-herbal-formulation-to-inhibit-biofilm-formation-in-toxigenic-vibrio-cholerae
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Diana Jose, N Lekshmi, A K Goel, R Ajay Kumar, Sabu Thomas
Vibrio cholerae, a causative agent of the waterborne disease cholera, still threatens a large proportion of world's population. The role of biofilm formation in V. cholerae pathogenesis is well established, as it provides the bacterium enhanced tolerance to antimicrobial agents and increased transmission. In the present study, four medicinal plants used in traditional medicines with antidiarrheal properties were evaluated for its antibiofilm activity. Methanol extracts of these plants (Centella asiatica, Elephantopus scaber, Camellia sinensis, and Holarrhena antidysenterica) showed promising antibiofilm activity against V...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052956/meta-analysis-of-full-roc-curves-using-bivariate-time-to-event-models-for-interval-censored-data
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Annika Hoyer, Stefan Hirt, Oliver Kuss
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are the cornerstones of evidence based medicine and inform treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of individual patients as well as policy decisions in health care. Statistical methods for the meta-analysis of intervention studies are well established today. Meta-analysis for diagnostic accuracy trials has also been a vivid research area in recent years which is especially due to the increased complexity of their bivariate outcome of sensitivity and specificity. The situation is even more challenging when single studies report a full ROC curve with several pairs of sensitivity and specificity, each pair for a different threshold...
October 20, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052757/variation-in-occupational-exposure-associated-with-musculoskeletal-complaints-a-cross-sectional-study-among-professional-bassists
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Kees H Woldendorp, Anne M Boonstra, J Hans Arendzen, Michiel F Reneman
BACKGROUND: Variation in occupational exposure is assumed to have a protective effect against the development of musculoskeletal complaints (MSC), but this common assumption is not strongly supported by the literature. Among musicians, who have a high prevalence of MSC, many play more than one type of instrument (multi-instrumentalism) for many hours a day. Since multi-instrumentalism implies greater variation in ergonomic load of specific musculoskeletal areas than mono-instrumentalism, musicians are a suitable study population to test whether the above assumption is true...
October 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052504/family-effects-on-the-rurality-of-gp-s-work-location-a-longitudinal-panel-study
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Matthew R McGrail, Deborah J Russell, Belinda G O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Reduced opportunities for children's schooling and spouse's/partner's employment are identified internationally as key barriers to general practitioners (GPs) working rurally. This paper aims to measure longitudinal associations between the rurality of GP work location and having (i) school-aged children and (ii) a spouse/partner in the workforce. METHODS: Participants included 4377 GPs responding to at least two consecutive annual surveys of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) national longitudinal study between 2008 and 2014...
October 19, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052456/population-density-analysis-for-determining-the-protonation-state-of-the-catalytic-dyad-in-bace1-tertiary-carbinamine-based-inhibitor-complex
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Carlos Gueto-Tettay, Luis Pelaez-Bedoya, Juan Carlos Drosos-Ramirez
BACE1 is an aspartyl protease with a very relevant role in medicinal chemistry related to Alzheimer Disease since it has demonstrated to be a promising therapeutic target for inhibition and possible control for the progress of the peptide accumulation characteristic of this pathology. The enzymatic activity of this protein is given by the aspartic dyad, Asp93 and Asp289, which can adopt several protonation states depending on the chemical nature of its inhibitors, this is, monoprotonated, diprotonated and di-deprotonated states...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050983/precision-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-liver-cancer-in-china
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Jing Fu, Hongyang Wang
Liver cancer ranks the sixth in cancer incidence and the second in tumor related mortality worldwide, with over half of the new cases and deaths occur in China. Because of difficulties in early diagnosis, rapid progression and lack of targeted drugs, the survival rate of liver cancer is extremely low. The existence of extraordinary heterogeneity has greatly limited the progress in early detection, molecular classification and targeted therapy of live cancer, owing to its varied risk factors, genetic susceptibilities, morphological diversity and microenvironmental discrepancies...
October 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049193/efficacy-and-safety-of-immunomodulatory-drugs-in-patients-with-anterior-uveitis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Alejandro Gómez-Gómez, Estíbaliz Loza, Maria Piedad Rosario, Gerard Espinosa, José M García Ruiz de Morales, Jose M Herreras, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Miguel Cordero-Coma
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy and safety of immunomodulatory drugs in patients with noninfectious anterior uveitis (AU). METHODS: Systematic review of studies were retrieved from Medline (1961 to March 2016), Embase (1961 to March 2016), and Cochrane Library (up to March 2016), and a complementary hand search was also performed. The selection criteria were as follows: (population) noninfectious AU patients, adults; (intervention) immunomodulatory drugs (any dose, regimen, route of administration, duration of treatment); (outcome) control of inflammation, steroid-sparing effect, AU flares, adverse events, and so on; (study design) systematic literature reviews, randomized controlled trials, and observational studies...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049120/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-outpatient-medication-management-in-chronic-pain
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Christopher R Abrecht, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, James P Rathmell, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Opioids are frequently used in chronic pain management but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in some patient populations. An important avenue for identifying complications-including serious or rare complications-is the study of closed malpractice claims. The present study is intended to complement the existing closed claims literature by drawing on claims from a more recent timeframe through a partnership with a large malpractice carrier, the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO)...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049049/treatable-traits-of-chronic-airways-disease
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James Fingleton, Jo Hardy, Richard Beasley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the rationale on which the treatable traits approach to the management of airways disease is based and the issues that need to be considered for its implementation in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: In clinical practice, treatable traits can be classified according to both endotypes and phenotypes, broadly grouped within pulmonary, extrapulmonary, environmental and behavioural factors. Specific investigations and treatments are undertaken for each of the traits rather than a 'one size fits all' stepwise approach to pharmacological treatment which currently represents the core of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048921/infrastructures-required-for-the-expansion-of-family-physician-program-to-urban-settings-in-iran
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Leila Doshmangir, Mohammad Bazyar, Parinaz Doshmangir, Hakimeh Mostafavi, Amirhossein Takian
INTRODUCTION: Following the implementation of Family Physician (FP) Program in rural areas and cities with populations under 20000 in 2005, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education in 2012 decided to implement urban FP in large cities with populations more than 20000. Along with the development and implementation of urban FP in Iran, local websites and newspapers reflected the viewpoints of experts in various levels of health system regarding the various stages of Family Medicine (FM) development (from agenda setting to initial stages of implementation)...
September 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048447/strategies-for-disease-prevention-and-health-promotion-in-urban-areas-the-erice-50-charter
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D D'Alessandro, S Arletti, A Azara, M Buffoli, L Capasso, A Cappuccitti, A Casuccio, A Cecchini, G Costa, A M De Martino, M Dettori, E Di Rosa, G M Fara, M Ferrante, G Giammanco, A Lauria, G Melis, U Moscato, I Oberti, C Patrizio, M G Petronio, A Rebecchi, V Romano Spica, G Settimo, C Signorelli, S Capolongo
The Erice 50 Charter titled "Strategies for Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion in Urban Areas" was unanimously approved at the conclusion of the 50th Residential Course "Urban Health. Instruments for promoting health and for assessing hygienic and sanitary conditions in urban areas", held from 29th March to 2nd April 2017 in Erice, at the "Ettore Majorana" Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture and promoted by the International School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine "G. D'Alessandro" and the Study Group "Building Hygiene" of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI)...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048421/recurrent-variants-in-otof-are-significant-contributors-to-prelingual-nonsydromic-hearing-loss-in-saudi-patients
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Naif A M Almontashiri, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Andrea Oza, Khalid A Al-Mazrou, Omnia Elrehim, Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Heidi L Rehm, Sami S Amr
PurposeHearing loss is more prevalent in the Saudi Arabian population than in other populations; however, the full range of genetic etiologies in this population is unknown. We report the genetic findings from 33 Saudi hearing-loss probands of tribal ancestry, with predominantly prelingual severe to profound hearing loss.MethodsTesting was performed over the course of 2012-2016, and involved initial GJB2 sequence and GJB6-D13S1830 deletion screening, with negative cases being reflexed to a next-generation sequencing panel with 70, 71, or 87 hearing-loss genes...
October 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048419/a-cross-sectional-quantitative-analysis-of-the-natural-history-of-farber-disease-an-ultra-orphan-condition-with-rheumatologic-and-neurological-cardinal-disease-features
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Matthias Zielonka, Sven F Garbade, Stefan Kölker, Georg F Hoffmann, Markus Ries
PurposeFarber disease (OMIM 22800) is an ultrarare progressive multisystemic neurodevelopmental storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid ceramidase (AC). Hard clinical end points for future clinical trials remain to be defined.MethodsWe quantitatively analyzed published cases with Farber disease (N = 96). The main outcome variables were survival and diagnostic delay. As a potential predictor of survival, the influence of residual AC enzyme activity was investigated. The analysis was performed in compliance with STROBE criteria...
October 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047339/exploring-the-evidence-base-for-how-people-with-dementia-and-their-informal-carers-manage-their-medication-in-the-community-a-mixed-studies-review
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Lydia Aston, Andrea Hilton, Tiago Moutela, Rachel Shaw, Ian Maidment
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the general medicines management issues for people with dementia living in the community. This review has three aims: firstly to explore and evaluate the international literature on how people with dementia manage medication; assess understanding of medicines management from an informal carers perspective; and lastly to understand the role that healthcare professionals play in assisting this population with medicines management. METHODS: A mixed studies review was conducted...
October 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045984/results-of-the-2017-national-resident-matching-program%C3%A2-and-the-american-osteopathic-association-intern-resident-registration-program
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Stanley M Kozakowski, Alexandra Travis, Julie P Marcinek, Ashley Bentley, Gerald T Fetter
The purpose of medicine as a profession is to meet the health needs of people and communities. Despite empirical evidence worldwide that an appropriate foundation of primary care in a health care system leads to improved health outcomes, improved experience of health care, a reduction in health disparities, and lower overall cost of care, publicly available data from National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program show that PGY-1 family medicine and primary care positions offered in the NRMP Match continue to grow, but are losing ground in comparison to the growth of non-primary care specialties...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045823/traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-properties-of-african-nauclea-species-a-review
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Romain Haudecoeur, Marine Peuchmaur, Basile Pérès, Maxime Rome, Germain Sotoing Taïwe, Ahcène Boumendjel, Benjamin Boucherle
ETHNOPHARMACOALOGICAL RELEVANCE: The genus Nauclea in Africa comprises seven species. Among them, N. latifolia, N. diderrichii and N. pobeguinii are widely used by the local population in traditional remedies. Preparation from various parts of plants (e.g. roots, bark, leaves) are indicated by traditional healers for a wide range of diseases including malaria, pain, digestive ailments or metabolic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted on African species of the genus Nauclea using scientific databases such as Google Scholar, Pubmed or SciFinder...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045078/skin-tears-and-risk-factors-assessment-a-systematic-review-on-evidence-based-medicine
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Raffaele Serra, Nicola Ielapi, Andrea Barbetta, Stefano de Franciscis
Skin tears represent a common condition of traumatic wounds, which may be encountered in some categories of individuals at the extremes of age, such as infants and the elderly. Despite the high prevalence and cost of these lesions, there has been little investigation into the risk factors that lead to this condition. The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the main risk factors involved in development of skin tears. We planned to include all the studies dealing with risk factors related to skin tears...
October 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044858/pharmacological-and-chemical-features-of-nepeta-l-genus-its-importance-as-a-therapeutic-agent
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REVIEW
Ipek Süntar, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Davide Barreca, Nicolas Fischer, Thomas Efferth
Medicinal plants have always had great value for the human population due to their valuable constituents and potential bioactivities. The objective of this review is to present an updated overview of an important medicinal plant genus Nepeta L., from the family Lamiaceae, revealing its traditional utilization, biological activity, phytoconstituents, and mechanisms of action. For this purpose, a literature survey was carried out by using SciFinder, ScienceDirect, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science followed by a revision of the bibliographies of the related articles...
October 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043975/-preventive-and-therapeutic-advantages-of-sugar-free-chewing-gums-in-orthodontics-a-study-conducted-on-practitioners-and-patients
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Pauline Ferney, François Clauss, Damien Offner, Delphine Wagner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the level of knowledge in a cohort of oral health professionals and patients about preventive and therapeutic actions of sugar-free chewing gums. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A forward-looking monocentric study of perception regarding the level of information about the effects of sugar-free chewing gums consumption was conducted on 135 young patients, from 11 to 17 years old, carriers of fixed orthodontic appliances and treated in the Department of Orthodontics in the Oral Medicine and Surgery Center of the University Hospitals of Strasbourg...
September 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043096/sex-determination-using-humeral-dimensions-in-a-sample-from-kwazulu-natal-an-osteometric-study
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Oluwatosin Olalekan Ogedengbe, Sunday Adelaja Ajayi, Omobola Aderibigbe Komolafe, Aung Khaing Zaw, Edwin Coleridge Stephen Naidu, Onyemaechi Okpara Azu
The morphological characteristics of the humeral bone has been investigated in recent times with studies showing varying degrees of sexual dimorphism. Osteologists and forensic scientists have shown that sex determination methods based on skeletal measurements are population specific, and these population-specific variations are present in many body dimensions. The present study aims to establish sex identification using osteometric standards for the humerus in a contemporary KwaZulu-Natal population. A total of 11 parameters were measured in a sample of n=211 humeri (males, 113; females, 98) from the osteological collection in the Discipline of Clinical Anatomy, Nelson R...
September 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
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