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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938521/beneficial-health-applications-and-medicinal-values-of-pedicularis-plants-a-review
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REVIEW
Mohd Iqbal Yatoo, Umesh Dimri, Arumugam Gopalakrishnan, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Marappan Gopi, Rekha Khandia, Mani Saminathan, Archana Saxena, Mahmoud Alagawany, Mayada Ragab Farag, Ashok Munjal, Kuldeep Dhama
Pedicularis plants (Orobanchaceae), popularly known as lousewort, are found in Asia, Europe, and North America, and have been used in Sowa-Rigpa, the Himalayan art of healing and a traditional system of medicine for treating various ailments in humans. A comprehensive compilation on this valuable medicinal plant is not available, however. The present extensive review provides insight into the salient medicinal properties of Pedicularis plants with respect to various health issues and diseases. Our previous studies on Pedicularis plants from the Changthang region of Ladakh (India) and research advances leading to new developments in this field have prompted this review...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937979/molecular-genomic-characterization-of-tick-and-human-derived-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-isolates-from-south-korea
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Seok-Min Yun, Su-Jin Park, Sun-Whan Park, WooYoung Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Young-Ki Choi, Won-Ja Lee
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne viral disease caused by the SFTS virus (SFTSV) from Bunyaviridae that is endemic in East Asia. However, the genetic and evolutionary characteristics shared between tick- and human-derived Korean SFTSV strains are still limited. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we identify, for the first time, the genome sequence of a tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)-derived Korean SFTSV strain (designated as KAGWT) and compare this virus with recent human SFTSV isolates to identify the genetic variations and relationships among SFTSV strains...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937941/the-scheduling-of-kratom-and-selective-use-of-data
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O Hayden Griffin, Megan E Webb
Kratom is a traditional drug from Southeast Asia that has been an emerging new substance in the United States. On August 30, 2016, the DEA announced the intention to emergency schedule kratom into Schedule I. To support this decision, the DEA cited an increase in drug seizures of kratom and an increase in calls to poison control concerning kratom. However, a short time later, on October 12, 2016, the DEA withdrew the intent to schedule kratom after public and congressional backlash. The withdrawal by the DEA was somewhat unprecedented...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937544/trends-of-gynecological-cancers-in-turkey-toward-europe-or-asia
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Murat Gultekin, Irem Kucukyildiz, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Selin Dundar, Guledal Boztas, Semra Hatice Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Bekir Keskinkilic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate nationwide gynecological cancer trends in Turkey. METHODS: National cancer registry data (2009-2013) of Turkish Ministry of Health were evaluated. Ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and tubal cancers are evaluated with respect to age of diagnosis, incidence rates within years, stage, histological distributions, and mortality rates. Data were collected from active cancer registry centers, which increased from 23% in 2009 to 47...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937466/compressive-myelopathy-in-congenital-kyphosis-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-6-cases
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Zhengfeng Zhang, Honggang Wang, Wenjie Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to describe the uncommon presentation of neurological deficits in patients with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T4). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon deformity but can potentially lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia, particularly in type I (failure of formation) deformities. Few reports have described compressive myelopathy associated with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937458/transpedicular-corpectomy-and-cage-placement-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Martin H Pham, Alexander Tuchman, Thomas C Chen, Frank L Acosta, Patrick C Hsieh, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To review the feasibility of a posterior-only approach for instrumented reconstruction in lumbar burst fractures. BACKGROUND: Burst fractures of the lumbar spine have been treated through a variety of techniques, including anterior, posterior, or combined approaches. Here we review series of patients undergoing posterior-only transpedicular corpectomy with instrumented fusion for traumatic lumbar burst fracture...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936999/non-adherence-to-cml-therapy-and-its-clinical-implications-in-india
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REVIEW
Hari Menon
Clinical trials have shown that early and deeper cytogenetic/ molecular responses to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) help in achieving improved long-term outcomes including lower rates of disease progression in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). However, the level of molecular responses achieved with TKI therapy in patients with CML is variable and this could be explained by differences in adherence to CML therapy. A systematic literature review of CML studies reporting adherence to BCR-ABL inhibitors from the USA, Asia and Europe (19 articles: 9 retrospective, 4 prospective, rest cross-sectional) showed that average adherence varies from 19% to 100% of the proportion of prescribed drug taken...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936685/living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-south-asia-single-center-experience-on-intermediate-term-outcomes
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Faisal S Dar, Abu Bakar H Bhatti, Ammal I Qureshi, Nusrat Y Khan, Zahaan Eswani, Haseeb H Zia, Eitzaz U Khan, Nasir A Khan, Atif Rana, Najmul H Shah, Mohammad Salih, Rashid Nazer
BACKGROUND: There is paucity of data on intermediate-term post liver transplant outcomes from South Asia. The objective of this study was to determine survival outcomes in patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in a busy liver transplant center in Pakistan. METHODS: This study was a review of patients who underwent LDLT between 2012 and 2016. A total of 321 patients were included in this study. Early (within 90 days) and late (>90 days) morbidity and mortality was assessed...
September 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936560/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-trastuzumab-plus-s-1-alone-in-elderly-patients-with-her2-positive-advanced-gastric-cancer-jaccro-gc-06
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Yutaka Kimura, Masashi Fujii, Toshiki Masuishi, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Chikara Kunisaki, Satoshi Matsusaka, Yoshihiko Segawa, Masato Nakamura, Kinro Sasaki, Narutoshi Nagao, Yukimasa Hatachi, Yasuhiko Yuasa, Shinya Asami, Masahiro Takeuchi, Hiroshi Furukawa, Toshifusa Nakajima
BACKGROUND: S-1 plus cisplatin is a standard regimen for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) in Asia. The ToGA trial established a fluoropyrimidine plus cisplatin and trastuzumab as a standard treatment for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive AGC. In the HERBIS-1 trial, trastuzumab combined with S-1 plus cisplatin showed promising antitumor activity in patients with HER2-positive AGC. However, cisplatin has several important drawbacks, including vomiting and renal toxicity...
September 21, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936408/emerging-trends-in-epidemiology-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Cristina Stasi, Caterina Silvestri, Fabio Voller
Although a vaccine against hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been available since 1982, the prevalence of adults with chronic HBV infection in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia is still estimated at 5-10%. A high rate of chronic infections is also found in the Amazon and the southern parts of eastern and central Europe. In the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, the prevalence is 2-5%. Less than 1% of the population of Western Europe and North America is chronically infected. Given the high prevalence of infections (such as hepatitis) among inmates, prison is considered a reservoir for facilitating such infections...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936216/genetic-tracing-of-jatropha-curcas-l-from-its-mesoamerican-origin-to-the-world
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Haiyan Li, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Kyuya Harada, Masanori Yamasaki, Hiroe Sakai, Naoki Wada, Atefeh Alipour, Tomohiro Sasai, Atsushi Tsunekawa, Hisashi Tsujimoto, Takayuki Ando, Hisashi Tomemori, Shusei Sato, Hideki Hirakawa, Victor P Quintero, Alfredo Zamarripa, Primitivo Santos, Adel Hegazy, Abdalla M Ali, Kiichi Fukui
Jatropha curcas L. (Jatropha), a shrub species of the family Euphorbiaceae, has been recognized as a promising biofuel plant for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, recent attempts at commercial cultivation in Africa and Asia have failed because of low productivity. It is important to elucidate genetic diversity and relationship in worldwide Jatropha genetic resources for breeding of better commercial cultivars. Here, genetic diversity was analyzed by using 246 accessions from Mesoamerica, Africa and Asia, based on 59 simple sequence repeat markers and eight retrotransposon-based insertion polymorphism markers...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935950/transcriptome-analyses-suggest-a-novel-hypothesis-for-whitefly-adaptation-to-tobacco
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Wen-Qiang Xia, Xin-Ru Wang, Yan Liang, Shu-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Wei Wang
The adaptation of herbivorous insects to various host plants facilitates the spread and outbreak of many important invasive pests, however, the molecular mechanisms that underneath this process are poorly understood. In the past three decades, two species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex, Middle East-Asia Minor 1 and Mediterranean, have invaded many countries. Their rapid and widespread invasions are partially due to their ability to infest a wide range of host plants. In this study, we determined the transcriptome and phenotypic changes of one Mediterranean whitefly population during its adaptation to tobacco, an unsuitable host plant...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935118/ex-vivo-trypanocidal-activity-of-1-2-hydroxybenzylidene-thiosemicarbazide-against-trypanosoma-equiperdum
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N Parra, M Jaume, K Boscán, A Hernández, A Mijares, M González, Y Alvarado, J Restrepo
Trypanosoma equiperdum is the causative agent of dourine, a venereal disease in horses and donkeys. This parasite has a widely distribution, is found in Africa, Asia, Southern and Eastern Europe, Russia, Mexico and Venezuela. The T. equiperdum is morphologically indistinguishable to other Trypanozoon species, however differs from other mammalian trypanosomes due to the fact that it is primarily a tissue parasite, generating cutaneous plaques, swelling of genitalia and neurological signs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the trypanocidal effectiveness of a set of derivatives of thiosemicarbazones on a T...
July 8, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935007/an-international-survey-of-approaches-to-chair-restraint-of-nonhuman-primates
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Jennifer L McMillan, Mollie A Bloomsmith, Mark J Prescott
Specifically designed restraint chairs are the preferred method of restraint for research studies that require NHP to sit in place for sustained periods of time. In light of increasing emphasis on refinement of restraint to improve animal wellbeing, it is important to have a better understanding of this potentially stressful procedure. Although chair restraint is used internationally, very little published information is available on this subject. We developed a survey to obtain an overview of equipment, procedures, and plans for improvement regarding chair restraint...
October 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934954/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-first-isolation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elaine Cheong, Tamalee Roberts, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Thomas V Riley, Paul N Newton, David A B Dance
BACKGROUND: Current knowledge of the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia, and in particular the Greater Mekong Subregion, is very limited. Only a few studies from Thailand and Vietnam have been reported from the region with variable testing methods and results, and no studies from Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Therefore we investigated the presence of C. difficile in a single centre in the Lao PDR and determined the ribotypes present. METHOD: Seventy unformed stool samples from hospital inpatients at Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, were tested for the presence of C...
September 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934946/genome-wide-snp-data-unveils-the-globalization-of-domesticated-pigs
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Bin Yang, Leilei Cui, Miguel Perez-Enciso, Aleksei Traspov, Richard P M A Crooijmans, Natalia Zinovieva, Lawrence B Schook, Alan Archibald, Kesinee Gatphayak, Christophe Knorr, Alex Triantafyllidis, Panoraia Alexandri, Gono Semiadi, Olivier Hanotte, Deodália Dias, Peter Dovč, Pekka Uimari, Laura Iacolina, Massimo Scandura, Martien A M Groenen, Lusheng Huang, Hendrik-Jan Megens
BACKGROUND: Pigs were domesticated independently in Eastern and Western Eurasia early during the agricultural revolution, and have since been transported and traded across the globe. Here, we present a worldwide survey on 60K genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data for 2093 pigs, including 1839 domestic pigs representing 122 local and commercial breeds, 215 wild boars, and 39 out-group suids, from Asia, Europe, America, Oceania and Africa. The aim of this study was to infer global patterns in pig domestication and diversity related to demography, migration, and selection...
September 21, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934722/rice-consumption-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-in-a-united-states-population
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Anala Gossai, M Scot Zens, Tracy Punshon, Brian P Jackson, Ann E Perry, Margaret R Karagas
BACKGROUND: Rice contains arsenic, a known skin carcinogen. Rice intake has been associated with arsenic-related skin lesions in South Asia, but its association with skin cancers is as yet unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether rice intake contributes to urinary arsenic concentration and risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin in a U.S. population. METHODS: Rice consumption was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire administered as part of a population-based case-control study of 487 SCC cases and 462 age- and gender-matched controls...
September 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934524/associations-of-sleep-duration-and-disturbances-with-hypertension-in-metropolitan-cities-of-delhi-chennai-and-karachi-in-south-asia-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-carrs-study
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Roopa Shivashankar, Dimple Kondal, Mohammed K Ali, Ruby Gupta, Rajendra Pradeepa, Viswanathan Mohan, Muhammad Masood Kadir, K M Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Anne Peasey
Objectives: Sleep duration and disturbances may be risk factors for hypertension. Despite the high burden of hypertension in South Asia, little is known about this relationship in this region. Methods: We analyzed population-level cross-sectional data from the Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) study that recruited representative samples of adults ≥ 20 years from three cities-Delhi, Chennai (India), and Karachi (Pakistan) during 2010-2011...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934463/the-global-threat-of-animal-influenza-viruses-of-zoonotic-concern-then-and-now
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Marc-Alain Widdowson, Joseph S Bresee, Daniel B Jernigan
Animal influenza viruses can reassort or mutate to infect and spread sustainably among people and cause a devastating worldwide pandemic. Since the first evidence of human infection with an animal influenza virus, in 1958, 16 different novel, zoonotic influenza A virus subtype groups in 29 countries, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have caused human infections, with differing severity and frequency. The frequency of novel influenza virus detection is increasing, and human infections with influenza A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) viruses are now annual seasonal occurrences in Asia...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934412/gorenek-b-et-al-device-detected-subclinical-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-definition-implications-and-management-an-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-consensus-document-endorsed-by-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad
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