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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440534/searching-online-for-health-related-information-by-people-suffering-from-respiratory-allergy-and-asthma-the-results-of-a-survey-study
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Anna Kłak, Filip Raciborski, Bolesław Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to compare online behaviour in groups of persons suffering from respiratory allergy and/or asthma and in the reference group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Comparative analysis of two independent questionnaire studies. Study A was carried out in the Masovian Voivodeship, Poland in 2013. As many as 1,728 questionnaires were collected and 51 respondents were selected for analysis (study A, reference group). Study B was carried out in 2014 in a group of 59 patients of the outpatient allergy clinic...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427916/-actinic-keratosis-new-concept-and-therapeutic-update
#2
Rafael Carmena-Ramón, Almudena Mateu-Puchades, Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Sofía Lucas-Truyols
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common reason for consultation in both Primary Care and Specialised Care. It is the third or fourth most common reason for consultation in dermatology, accounting for up to 5-6% of patients attended. It has also been observed that its prevalence has been increasing in the last 10years, compared to other dermatoses. This is also expected to continue to increase due to longer life expectancy, and by the changes in sun exposure habits since the middle of the last century. The aim of this article is to update the concepts of AK, cancerisation field and to present the currently available therapeutic tools...
April 17, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424471/human-luteinizing-hormone-and-chorionic-gonadotropin-display-biased-agonism-at-the-lh-and-lh-cg-receptors
#3
Laura Riccetti, Romain Yvinec, Danièle Klett, Nathalie Gallay, Yves Combarnous, Eric Reiter, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini, Mohammed Akli Ayoub
Human luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) have been considered biologically equivalent because of their structural similarities and their binding to the same receptor; the LH/CGR. However, accumulating evidence suggest that LH/CGR differentially responds to the two hormones triggering differential intracellular signaling and steroidogenesis. The mechanistic basis of such differential responses remains mostly unknown. Here, we compared the abilities of recombinant rhLH and rhCG to elicit cAMP, β-arrestin 2 activation, and steroidogenesis in HEK293 cells and mouse Leydig tumor cells (mLTC-1)...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419967/olea-europaea-leaf-extract-and-bevacizumab-synergistically-exhibit-beneficial-efficacy-upon-human-glioblastoma-cancer-stem-cells-through-reducing-angiogenesis-and-invasion-in-vitro
#4
Gulcin Tezcan, Mevlut Ozgur Taskapilioglu, Berrin Tunca, Ahmet Bekar, Hilal Demirci, Hasan Kocaeli, Secil Ak Aksoy, Unal Egeli, Gulsah Cecener, Sahsine Tolunay
Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that are cancer stem-cell-positive (GSC [+]) essentially cannot benefit from anti-angiogenic or anti-invasive therapy. In the present study, the potential anti-angiogenic and anti-invasive effects of Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract (OLE) were tested using GSC (+) tumours. OLE (2mg/mL) caused a significant reduction in tumour weight, vascularisation, invasiveness and migration (p=0.0001, p<0.001, p=0.004; respectively) that was associated with reducing the expression of VEGFA, MMP-2 and MMP-9...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419820/community-acquired-infections-among-the-refugees-leading-to-intensive-care-unit-admissions-in-turkey
#5
Mediha Turktan, Oznur Ak, Hakan Erdem, Dilek Ozcengiz, Sally Hargreaves, Safak Kaya, Emre Karakoc, Ozlem Ozkan-Kuscu, Gunay Tuncer-Ertem, Recep Tekin, Handan Birbicer, Gul Durmus, Canan Yilmaz, Funda Kocak, Edmond Puca, Jordi Rello
OBJECTIVES: Data on the impact of refugees on Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are lacking in the literature, in particular for community-acquired (CA) infectious diseases, for which they are known to be at higher risk. We did a descriptive, multicenter study to analyze CA infections among refugee patients requiring ICU admission. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were adult refugee patients admitted to an ICU due to CA infections. Anonymized data were collected between January 1, 2010 and December 30, 2015 across 10 referral centers...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416109/positive-surgical-margins-increase-risk-of-recurrence-after-partial-nephrectomy-for-high-risk-renal-tumors-shah-ph-moreira-dm-okhunov-z-patel-vr-chopra-s-razmaria-aa-alom-m-george-ak-yaskiv-o-schwartz-mj-desai-m-vira-ma-richstone-l-landman-j-shalhav-al-gill
#6
Oleksandr N Kryvenko
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of a positive surgical margin after partial nephrectomy remains controversial. The association between positive margin and risk of disease recurrence in patients with clinically localized renal neoplasms undergoing partial nephrectomy was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective multi-institutional review of 1,240 patients undergoing partial nephrectomy for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma between 2006 and 2013 was performed...
April 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413506/active-efflux-pump-adeb-is-involved-in-multidrug-resistance-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-induced-by-antibacterial-agents
#7
Tingting Zhang, Min Wang, Yixin Xie, Xianping Li, Zhihui Dong, Yanhua Liu, Ling Wang, Min Yang, Huan Song, Hong Cao, Wei Cao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii, which was induced by cefepime (FEP), cefoperazone-sulbactam (SCF), tazobactam (TZP), levofloxacin (LEV), amikacin (AK), imipenem (IPM), and ciprofloxacin (CIP), in vitro. Multi-step drug resistance selection of 16 A. baumannii strains was performed using seven antibacterial agents (FEP, TZP, CIP, AK, IPM, SCF, and LEV). The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined using the agar dilution method. Random amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction was performed to analyze the genotypes and the carrying rates of aac(3)-I, aac(6')-I, ant(3)-I, aph(3)-Via, OXA-23, OXA-24, AmpC, TEM-1, metallo-β-lactamase gene (IMP), armA, rmtA, rmtB, parC, gyrA and adeB...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412050/-the-correlation-among-the-ramsay-sedation-scale-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-and-riker-sedation-agitation-scale-during-midazolam-remifentanil-sedation
#8
Turgut Namigar, Karacalar Serap, Akdaş Tekin Esra, Odacılar Özgül, Öztürk Ali Can, Ak Aysel, Ali Achmet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Sedative and analgesic treatment administered to critically ill patients need to be regularly assessed to ensure that previously stated goals are well achieved as the risk of complications of oversedation is minimized. We revised and prospectively tested the Ramsay Sedation Scale (RSS) for interrater reliability and compared it with the Riker Sedation-Agitation Scale (RSAS) and the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS) to test construct validity during midazolam-remifentanil sedation...
April 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408848/ingenol-mebutate-in-low-amounts-for-the-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis-in-korean-patients
#9
Hyun Jae Joe, Byung Ho Oh
BACKGROUND: Ingenol mebutate (IM), a novel agent for field therapy of actinic keratosis (AK), has a drawback of inducing local skin reactions (LSRs), which may cause discomfort in patients. To reduce the LSRs, we tried the application of IM in low amounts. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review Korean patients with AK being treated with IM and evaluate the LSRs and therapeutic outcomes of low amounts of IM. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 47 patients with AK on the face...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408834/predictive-values-of-d-dimer-assay-grace-scores-and-timi-scores-for-adverse-outcome-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Muhammet Hulusi Satilmisoglu, Sinem Ozbay Ozyilmaz, Mehmet Gul, Hayriye Ak Yildirim, Osman Kayapinar, Kadir Gokturk, Huseyin Aksu, Korhan Erkanli, Abdurrahman Eksik
PURPOSE: To determine the predictive values of D-dimer assay, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores for adverse outcome in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 234 patients (mean age: 57.2±11.7 years, 75.2% were males) hospitalized with NSTEMI were included. Data on D-dimer assay, GRACE and TIMI risk scores were recorded. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the risk factors predicting increased mortality...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406719/structured-expert-consensus-on-actinic-keratosis-treatment-algorithm-focusing-on-daylight-pdt
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Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Merete Hædersdal, Kirk Barber, Nicole Basset-Seguin, María Emilia Del Pino Flores, Peter Foley, Gaston Galimberti, Rianne Gerritsen, Yolanda Gilarbete, Sally Ibbotson, Ketty Peris, Sheetal Sapra, Eleni Sotiriou, Luis Torezan, Claas Ulrich, Jonathan Guillemot, Janek Hendrich, Rolf-Markus Szeimies
BACKGROUND: A practical and up-to-date consensus among experts is paramount to further improve patient care in actinic keratosis (AK). OBJECTIVES: To develop a structured consensus statement on the diagnosis, classification, and practical management of AK based on up-to-date information. METHODS: A systematic review of AK clinical guidelines was conducted. This informed the preparation of a 3-round Delphi procedure followed by a consensus meeting, which combined the opinions of 16 clinical experts from 13 countries, to construct a structured consensus statement and a treatment algorithm positioning daylight photodynamic therapy (dl-PDT) among other AK treatment options...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401585/a-proposed-scoring-system-for-assessing-the-severity-of-actinic-keratosis-on-the-head-actinic-keratosis-area-and-severity-index-akasi
#12
T Dirschka, G Pellacani, G Micali, J Malvehy, A J Stratigos, A Casari, L Schmitz, G Gupta
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis (AK) severity is currently evaluated by subjective assessment of patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop and perform an initial pilot validation of a new easy-to-use quantitative tool for assessing AK severity on the head. METHODS: The actinic keratosis area and severity index (AKASI) for the head was developed based on a review of other severity scoring systems in dermatology, in particular the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398427/disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-treated-with-ingenol-mebutate-gel-0-05
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Isabella Anderson, Ethan T Routt, Shelbi C Jim On
Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a chronic condition characterized by numerous atrophic papules and patches with a distinctive peripheral keratotic ridge, typically found on sun-exposed areas. Treatment of DSAP is warranted not only for cosmetic and symptomatic benefits but also to prevent malignant transformation. Successful treatment of DSAP often is difficult and frequently requires the use of multiple modalities. Ingenol mebutate gel 0.05% is a topical medication primarily used for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) by inducing cell death...
March 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398224/inertial-sensor-based-robust-gait-analysis-in-non-hospital-settings-for-neurological-disorders
#14
Can Tunca, Nezihe Pehlivan, Nağme Ak, Bert Arnrich, Gülüstü Salur, Cem Ersoy
The gold standards for gait analysis are instrumented walkways and marker-based motion capture systems, which require costly infrastructure and are only available in hospitals and specialized gait clinics. Even though the completeness and the accuracy of these systems are unquestionable, a mobile and pervasive gait analysis alternative suitable for non-hospital settings is a clinical necessity. Using inertial sensors for gait analysis has been well explored in the literature with promising results. However, the majority of the existing work does not consider realistic conditions where data collection and sensor placement imperfections are imminent...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394858/randomized-controlled-trial-of-fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-resurfacing-followed-by-ultrashort-incubation-aminolevulinic-acid-blue-light-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratosis
#15
Macrene Alexiades
BACKGROUND: Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an established treatment option for actinic keratosis (AK), and recently fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser was shown to improve outcomes; but studies of short incubation photosensitizer are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy of short incubation ALA followed by blue light PDT with and without previous fractional CO2 treatment for the treatment of AK. METHODS: Randomized, paired split-design, controlled trial of fractional CO2 followed by ultrashort 15-minute versus 30-minute incubation ALA and blue light PDT for the treatment of AK on the face...
April 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386508/suspected-pulmonary-metastasis-of-actinic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Monet E Meter, David J Nye, Christian R Galvez
Introduction. It is rare for actinic or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ to metastasize. Case Presentation. A 67-year-old male had a significant medical history including severe psoriatic arthritis treated with UVB, methotrexate, and rapamycin. He had twenty-five different skin excisions of actinic keratosis four of which were invasive SCC. Our patient developed shortness of breath necessitating a visit to the emergency department. A CT scan of his chest revealed a mass in the right lower lung. A subsequent biopsy of the mass revealed well-differentiated SCC...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386382/protective-effects-of-an-ethanol-extract-of-angelica-keiskei-against-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-hepg2-and-heparg-cells
#17
Yoon-Hee Choi, Hyun Sook Lee, Cha-Kwon Chung, Eun Ji Kim, Il-Jun Kang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Although Angelica keiskei (AK) has widely been utilized for the purpose of general health improvement among Asian, its functionality and mechanism of action. The aim of this study was to determine the protective effect of ethanol extract of AK (AK-Ex) on acute hepatotoxicity induced by acetaminophen (AAP) in HepG2 human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cells and HepaRG human hepatic progenitor cells. MATERIALS/METHODS: AK-Ex was prepared HepG2 and HepaRG cells were cultured with various concentrations and 30 mM AAP...
April 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386250/means-to-facilitate-the-overcoming-of-gastric-juice-barrier-by-a-therapeutic-staphylococcal-bacteriophage-a5-80
#18
Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Marlena Kłak, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Barbara Bubak, Anna Wójcik, Marta Kaszowska, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Małgorzata Łobocka, Andrzej Górski
In this article we compare the efficacy of different pharmacological agents (ranitidine, and omeprazole) to support phage transit from stomach to distal portions of the gastrointestinal tract in rats. We show that a temporal modification of environment in the animal stomach may protect Twort-like therapeutic antistaphylococcal phage A5/80 (from bacteriophage collection of the Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAS in Wroclaw, Poland) from the inactivation by gastric juice effectively enough to enable a significant fraction of orally administered A5/80 to pass to the intestine...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386159/severe-reactive-ischemic-posterior-segment-inflammation-in-acanthamoeba-keratitis-case-report-of-a%C3%A2-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Christoph Palme, Bernhard Steger, Gertrud Haas, Barbara Teuchner, Nikolaos E Bechrakis
PURPOSE: We report on a case of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK)-related reactive ischemic posterior segment inflammation following intraocular surgery in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS). CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old female patient with severe protracted AK underwent uneventful cataract surgery upon development of a corneal scar. Four weeks postoperatively, she experienced a rapid loss of vision to no light perception. Central retinal artery occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy could be excluded, and a diagnosis of PSS was made...
2017: Spektrum der Augenheilkunde: Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, ÖOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384507/european-union-research-in-support-of-environment-and-health-building-scientific-evidence-base-for-policy
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REVIEW
Tuomo Karjalainen, Arnd Hoeveler, Ruxandra Draghia-Akli
Opinion polls show that the European Union citizens are increasingly concerned about the impact of environmental factors on their health. In order to respond and provide solid scientific evidence for the numerous policies related to the protection of human health and the environment managed at the Union level, the European Union made a substantial investment in research and innovation in the past two decades through its Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, including the current programme, Horizon 2020, which started in 2014...
June 2017: Environment International
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