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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431784/technical-and-instrumentational-foundations-of-pet-mri
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Ivo Rausch, Harald H Quick, Jacobo Cal-Gonzalez, Bernhard Sattler, Ronald Boellaard, Thomas Beyer
This paper highlights the origins of combined positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) whole-body systems that were first introduced for applications in humans in 2010. This text first covers basic aspects of each imaging modality before describing the technical and methodological challenges of combining PET and MRI within a single system. After several years of development, combined and even fully-integrated PET/MRI systems have become available and made their way into the clinic...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424791/antifatigue-effects-of-antrodia-cinnamomea-cultured-mycelium-via-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-signaling-in-a-mouse-model
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Yange Liu, Lanzhou Li, Shengshu An, Yuanzhu Zhang, Shiwei Feng, Lu Zhao, Lirong Teng, Di Wang
Antrodia cinnamomea, a folk medicinal mushroom, has numerous biological effects. In this study, we aim to assess whether the antifatigue effects of A. cinnamomea mycelia (AC) and its underlying mechanisms are related to oxidative stress signaling using behavioral mouse models and biochemical indices detection. Mice were orally treated with AC at doses of 0.1, 0.3, and 0.9 g/kg for three weeks. AC had no effect on the spontaneous activities of mice indicating its safety on central nervous system. Furthermore, results obtained from weight-loaded forced swimming test, rotary rod test, and exhausted running test confirmed that AC significantly enhanced exercise tolerance of mice...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415020/simultaneous-determination-of-ten-bioactive-constituents-of-sanjie-zhentong-capsule-in-rat-plasma-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Jiachun Li, Dongpo Li, Youzhi Pan, Jun-Hua Hu, Wenzhe Huang, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Yu Wang
Sanjie Zhentong capsule, a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription, are used for the treatment of endometriosis-related diseases. In this study, a simple, rapid and sensitive ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of ten bioactive constituents, including peimine, peiminine, peimisine, loureirin A, loureirin B, 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone, pterostilbene, ginsenoside Rg1, ginsenoside Rb1, and notoginsenoside R1 in rat plasma after oral administration of Sanjie Zhentong capsule...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406104/institutionalized-physical-activity-curriculum-benefits-of-medical-students-in-colombia
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Gustavo Tovar, Gabriel López, Milcíades Ibáñez, Ricardo Alvarado, Felipe Lobelo, John Duperly
BACKGROUND: Health authorities internationally have recommended implementing physical activity and exercise for health training programs within the curriculum of medical schools. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the changes in physical fitness and health (Fitnessgram criteria) of a sports medicine and physical activity course implemented for 3rd year students in a private medical school in Bogotá, Colombia. METHODS: Intervention was targeted to 13 medical student cohorts...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403029/secular-trends-in-the-physical-fitness-of-united-states-army-recruits-on-entry-to-service-1975-2013
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Joseph Knapik, Marilyn Sharp, Ryan A Steelman
A systematic literature search was conducted to identify and analyze articles that reported on physical fitness of new United States (US) Army recruits. The National Library of Medicine's PubMed and the Defense Technical Information Center, were searched using the keywords {military personnel OR trainee OR recruit OR soldier} AND {physical fitness OR strength OR endurance OR flexibility OR balance OR coordination OR muscle contraction OR running OR exercise OR physical conditioning}. Reference lists of obtained articles and contact with authors enhanced the search...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398550/the-influence-of-socioeconomic-status-on-gestational-weight-gain-a-systematic-review
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E C O'Brien, G Alberdi, F M McAuliffe
Background: Despite a large number of publications regarding the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and gestational weight gain (GWG), the literature is inconsistent. We conducted a systematic review of current evidence relating to the association between SES and GWG, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2009 guidelines. Methods: Six electronic databases were searched, with the final search run on first July 2016. The PRISMA Statement guidelines were followed and a modified version of the RTI Item Bank was used to assess risk of bias within studies...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389399/integrating-musculoskeletal-education-and-patient-care-at-medical-student-run-free-clinics
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Thomas McQuillan, Nate Wilcox-Fogel, Emily Kraus, Amy Ladd, Michael Fredericson
BACKGROUND: Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) have emerged as an important educational component of United States (US) medical schools. Despite the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems presenting to SRFCs, students and clinics are often unprepared to diagnose and treat common MSK complaints. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the scope of diagnosis and treatment at a medical student-run free clinic specializing in musculoskeletal care utilizing physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residents...
April 4, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386738/manufacturing-of-recombinant-human-follicle-stimulating-hormone-ovaleap-%C3%A2-xm17-comparability-with-gonal-f-%C3%A2-and-performance-consistency
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Rainer Winstel, Juergen Wieland, Beate Gertz, Arnd Mueller, Hermann Allgaier
Ovaleap(®) (XM17) is a recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone to treat infertility by inducing ovulation or controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures. Ovaleap(®) (follitropin-α) was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2013 as a biosimilar medicinal product to the reference medicine, Gonal-f(®). Information is often not easily accessible and/or publicly available regarding the rigorous manufacturing procedures for biosimilars. Objectives of the current analysis were to report on validation procedures for the Ovaleap(®) manufacturing process, to compare the characteristics of Ovaleap(®) versus Gonal-f(®), and to describe the performance and consistency of Ovaleap(®)...
April 6, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381597/waging-war-against-pancreatic-cancer-an-interview-with-david-tuveson
#9
David Tuveson
David Tuveson, Director of the Cancer Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, is a clinician-scientist with a longstanding interest in understanding and treating pancreatic cancer. Since developing the first mouse model of pancreatic cancer in 2002, the Tuveson lab has made a series of discoveries that shed light on the molecular drivers of this disease and provide promising therapeutic avenues for a malignancy that is notoriously challenging to treat. In collaboration with Hans Clevers, David developed the first pancreatic cancer organoids, which revolutionized the field by providing a powerful model system for basic discoveries and advancement of personalized medicine...
April 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373333/small-decline-in-low-value-back-imaging-associated-with-the-choosing-wisely-campaign-2012-14
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Arthur S Hong, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Fang Zhang, J Frank Wharam
Choosing Wisely was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine in April 2012 as a patient- and clinician-targeted campaign to reduce potentially unnecessary "low-value" medical services. The campaign's impact on low- and high-value care beyond its first year is unknown; furthermore, it is unknown whether some patients such as members of consumer-directed health plans and people residing in different US regions have responded more than others. To evaluate the impact of Choosing Wisely, we used commercial insurance claims to track changes in the use of low-value imaging (x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) for back pain before and after the campaign began, a period running from 2010 to 2014...
April 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367389/the-effect-of-volunteering-at-a-student-run-free-healthcare-clinic-on-medical-students-self-efficacy-comfortableness-attitude-and-interest-in-working-with-the-underserved-population-and-interest-in-primary-care
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Kelvin Tran, Aleksandr Kovalskiy, Anand Desai, Amna Imran, Rahim Ismail, Caridad Hernandez
INTRODUCTION: The number of primary care physicians in the United States continues to lag behind the number of uninsured people. There has been a growing demand for medical students to improve their self-efficacy, comfortableness, attitude, and interest in working with the underserved and in primary care. This study aims to discern whether volunteering at a student-run, free healthcare clinic has a positive impact on these five variables of interest or not. METHODS: A 95-item survey was distributed through Qualtrics Survey Software (Qualtrics, Provo, UT, USA) to medical students from the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine...
February 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365296/running-as-a-key-lifestyle-medicine-for-longevity
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REVIEW
Duck-Chul Lee, Angelique G Brellenthin, Paul D Thompson, Xuemei Sui, I-Min Lee, Carl J Lavie
Running is a popular and convenient leisure-time physical activity (PA) with a significant impact on longevity. In general, runners have a 25-40% reduced risk of premature mortality and live approximately 3years longer than non-runners. Recently, specific questions have emerged regarding the extent of the health benefits of running versus other types of PA, and perhaps more critically, whether there are diminishing returns on health and mortality outcomes with higher amounts of running. This review details the findings surrounding the impact of running on various health outcomes and premature mortality, highlights plausible underlying mechanisms linking running with chronic disease prevention and longevity, identifies the estimated additional life expectancy among runners and other active individuals, and discusses whether there is adequate evidence to suggest that longevity benefits are attenuated with higher doses of running...
March 29, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365240/using-electronic-health-records-to-build-an-ophthalmological-data-warehouse-and-visualize-patients-data
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Karsten U Kortüm, Michael Müller, Christoph Kern, Alexander Babenko, Wolfgang J Mayer, Anselm Kampik, Thomas C Kreutzer, Siegfried Priglinger, Christoph Hirneiss
PURPOSE: To develop a near real-time data warehouse (DW) in an academic ophthalmological center to gain scientific use of increasing digital data from electronic medical records (EMR) and diagnostic devices. Design; Database development METHODS: Specific macular clinic user interfaces within the institutional hospital information system were created. Orders for imaging modalities were sent by an EMR -linked picture-archiving and communications system to the respective devices. All data of 325,767 patients since 2002 were gathered in a DW running on a SQL database...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363072/radiography-in-the-field-assessing-a-lightweight-handheld-battery-powered-dentistry-unit-for-field-diagnostic-applications
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Katharina Seilern-Moy, Hanna Vielgrader, Hanno Gerritsmann, Chris Walzer
Radiography units are not used commonly in wildlife medicine field settings, primarily because of their weight and requirement for a power supply. In this study, a portable, battery-powered, and lightweight radiography unit, originally developed for dentistry, was assessed for its potential field applications. Radiographs of various animal species (ranging in weight from 14 g to 1,000 kg) were imaged using varying source image distance (SID) and exposure time. The quality of these images was evaluated for their resolution, image noise, and motion blur...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360142/do-functional-movement-screen-fms-composite-scores-predict-subsequent-injury-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Robert W Moran, Anthony G Schneiders, Jesse Mason, S John Sullivan
AIM: This paper aims to systematically review studies investigating the strength of association between FMS composite scores and subsequent risk of injury, taking into account both methodological quality and clinical and methodological diversity. DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted for the period between their inception and 3 March 2016 using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Scopus, Academic Search Complete, AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database), CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Health Source and SPORTDiscus...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353316/quality-of-care-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-in-poland-in-2013-the-results-of-the-second-nationwide-survey
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Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Barbara Wizner, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Optimal management of heart failure (HF) patients is crucial to reduce both mortality and a number of hospital admissions, at the same time improving patients' quality of life. The aim of the study was to assess a quality of care of hospitalized patients with HF in Poland in 2013 and compare it with the results of similar survey performed in 2005. METHODS AND RESULTS: The presented study was conducted from April to November 2013 in a sample of 260 hospital wards in Poland, recruited by stratified proportional sampling...
March 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351388/buyang-huanwu-decoction-facilitates-neurorehabilitation-through-an-improvement-of-synaptic-plasticity-in-cerebral-ischemic-rats
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Ruihuan Pan, Jun Cai, Lechang Zhan, Youhua Guo, Run-Yue Huang, Xiong Li, Mingchao Zhou, Dandan Xu, Jie Zhan, Hongxia Chen
BACKGROUND: Loss of neural function is a critical but unsolved issue after cerebral ischemia insult. Neuronal plasticity and remodeling are crucial for recovery of neural functions after brain injury. Buyang Huanwu decoction, which is a classic formula in traditional Chinese medicine, can positively alter synaptic plasticity. This study assessed the effects of Buyang Huanwu decoction in combination with physical exercise on neuronal plasticity in cerebral ischemic rats. METHODS: Cerebral ischemic rats were administered Buyang Huanwu decoction and participated in physical exercise after the induction of a permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion...
March 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345601/towards-reproducible-mrm-based-biomarker-discovery-using-dried-blood-spots
#18
Sureyya Ozcan, Jason D Cooper, Santiago G Lago, Diarmuid Kenny, Nitin Rustogi, Pawel Stocki, Sabine Bahn
There is an increasing interest in the use of dried blood spot (DBS) sampling and multiple reaction monitoring in proteomics. Although several groups have explored the utility of DBS by focusing on protein detection, the reproducibility of the approach and whether it can be used for biomarker discovery in high throughput studies is yet to be determined. We assessed the reproducibility of multiplexed targeted protein measurements in DBS compared to serum. Eighty-two medium to high abundance proteins were monitored in a number of technical and biological replicates...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345190/new-medicinal-products-for-chronic-heart-failure-advances-in-clinical-trial-design-and-efficacy-assessment
#19
REVIEW
Martin R Cowie, Gerasimos S Filippatos, Maria de Los Angeles Alonso Garcia, Stefan D Anker, Anna Baczynska, Daniel M Bloomfield, Maria Borentain, Karsten Bruins Slot, Maureen Cronin, Pieter A Doevendans, Amany El-Gazayerly, Claudio Gimpelewicz, Narimon Honarpour, Salim Janmohamed, Heidi Janssen, Albert M Kim, Dominik Lautsch, Ian Laws, Martin Lefkowitz, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Alexander R Lyon, Fady I Malik, John J V McMurray, Marco Metra, Santiago Figueroa Perez, Marc A Pfeffer, Stuart J Pocock, Piotr Ponikowski, Krishna Prasad, Isabelle Richard-Lordereau, Lothar Roessig, Giuseppe M C Rosano, Warren Sherman, Wendy Gattis Stough, Karl Swedberg, Benoit Tyl, Faiez Zannad, Caroline Boulton, Pieter De Graeff
Despite the availability of a number of different classes of therapeutic agents with proven efficacy in heart failure, the clinical course of heart failure patients is characterized by a reduction in life expectancy, a progressive decline in health-related quality of life and functional status, as well as a high risk of hospitalization. New approaches are needed to address the unmet medical needs of this patient population. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is undertaking a revision of its Guideline on Clinical Investigation of Medicinal Products for the Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345151/registries-in-european-post-marketing-surveillance-a-retrospective-analysis-of-centrally-approved-products-2005-2013
#20
Jacoline C Bouvy, Kevin Blake, Jim Slattery, Marie L De Bruin, Peter Arlett, Xavier Kurz
PURPOSE: Regulatory agencies and other stakeholders increasingly rely on data collected through registries to support their decision-making. Data from registries are a cornerstone of post-marketing surveillance for monitoring the use of medicines in clinical practice. This study was aimed at gaining further insight into the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) requests for new registries and registry studies using existing registries and to review the experience gained in their conduct. METHODS: European Public Assessment Reports were consulted to identify products for which a request for a registry was made as a condition of the marketing authorisation...
March 26, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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