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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150946/lncrna-tcons_00034812-in-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-and-its-mechanism
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Yun Liu, Zengxian Sun, Jinquan Zhu, Bingxin Xiao, Jie Dong, Xiaomin Li
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been discovered to be playing important role in various biological processes. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) remains largely unknown. Pulmonary vascular remodeling is an important pathological feature of PAH, leading to increased vascular resistance and reduced compliance. Here, we investigated the biological role of lncRNAs in PAH. Differences in the lncRNAs and mRNAs between hypoxia PAH rats and normoxia rats were screened using microarray analysis...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150282/artesunate-quercetin-luteolin-dual-drug-nanofacilitated-synergistic-treatment-for-malaria-a-plausible-approach-to-overcome-artemisinin-combination-therapy-resistance
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Nethravathi Puttappa, Raman Suresh Kumar, Karthik Yamjala
Malaria is one of the major global health challenge with 300 million new cases annually. The best regimen for treating Plasmodium falciparum induced malaria is based on artemisinin and its derivatives which were prescribed as artemisinin combination therapy (ACT). These are highly effective drugs resulting in rapid clearance of parasites even in severe P. falciparum induced malaria patients. However, from the past few years parasites resistant to ACT's have begun to emerge in various parts of the world such as Cambodia and Greater Mekong Subregion...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149155/lower-cutoffs-for-lc-ms-ms-urine-drug-testing-indicates-better-patient-compliance
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Kevin Krock, Amadeo Pesce, Dennis Ritz, Richard Thomas, Agnes Cua, Ryan Rogers, Phil Lipnick, Kristen Kilbourn
BACKGROUND: Urine drug testing is used by health care providers to determine a patient's compliance to their prescribed regimen and to detect non-prescribed medications and illicit drugs. However, the cutoff levels used by clinical labs are often arbitrarily set and may not reflect the urine drug concentrations of compliant patients. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to test the hypothesis that commonly used cutoffs for many prescribed and illicit drugs were set too high, and methods using these cutoffs may yield a considerable number of false-negative results...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143688/investigating-management-choices-for-canine-heartworm-disease-in-northern-mississippi
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Tobi N Ku
BACKGROUND: There are concerns that the chronic use of macrocyclic lactone preventives to kill adult heartworms ("soft-" or "slow-kill") may have contributed to the development of macrocyclic lactone resistance. This prospective analysis was designed to expand our understanding of currently employed treatment decisions, protocols utilized in a "slow-kill" methodology, and trends in heartworm prevention in a region with concerns about macrocyclic lactone resistance. We tested the hypothesis that practitioners underestimate the actual percentage of heartworm-positive dogs treated with "slow-kill" therapy...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141057/lasers-light-and-the-treatment-of-acne-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
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Lana X Tong, Jeremy A Brauer
INTRODUCTION: Acne vulgaris is common dermatologic condition with an estimated prevalence of 70 to 87%. Acne has been shown to have a significant impact on patient quality of life and mental health, especially as inflammatory lesions typically occur on cosmetically sensitive areas with the potential for permanent scarring. There have been numerous advances in the treatment of inflammatory acne with light-based and laser devices. OBJECTIVE: To review the current evidence for light-based and laser treatments in the management of inflammatory acne...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140288/capillary-electrophoresis-hyphenated-with-mass-spectrometry-for-determination-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-drugs-in-clinical-urine-samples
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Katarína Maráková, Juraj Piešťanský, Zuzana Zelinková, Peter Mikuš
Azathioprine is the main thiopurine drug used in the treatment of immune-based inflammations of gastrointestinal tract. For the purpose of therapy control and optimization, effective and reliable analytical methods for a rapid drug monitoring in biological fluids are essential. Here, we developed a separation method based on the capillary electrophoresis (CE) hyphenated with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for the simultaneous determination of azathioprine and its selected metabolites (6-thioguanine, 6-mercaptopurine, and 6-methylmercaptopurine) as well as other co-medicated drugs (mesalazine, prednisone, and allopurinol)...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138012/systematic-review-on-reporting-quality-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-in-china
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Na Zeng, Cailun Zou, Zhiying He, Hong Ma, Xiaojuan Ou, Hong You, Yuanyuan Kong, Jidong Jia
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trails (RCTs) on viral hepatitis in China have been increasing, but few studies have been systematically conducted to evaluate the reporting quality of RCTs in this field. In the present study, we assessed the reporting quality of RCTs on the treatment of hepatitis B or C from 1991 to 2015 in China. METHODS: Articles published between January 1991 and December 2015 were identified via PubMed, Medline, and Embase by using the key words "randomized clinical trials," "treatment," "therapy," "hepatitis B," "HBV," "hepatitis C," "HCV," "China," and "Chinese...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137077/quality-of-life-and-complications-at-the-different-stages-of-bone-transport-for-treatment-infected-nonunion-of-the-tibia
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Hu Wang, Xing Wei, Ping Liu, Ya-Hui Fu, Peng-Fei Wang, Yu-Xuan Cong, Bin-Fei Zhang, Zhong Li, Jin-Lai Lei, Kun Zhang, Yan Zhuang
The aim of this study was to assess Physical Component Summary (PCS), Mental Component Summary (MCS) of the Mos 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) score, and the virtual Analogue Scale (VAS) of pain during the treatment period and the complication rate associated with infected nonunion of the tibia managed surgically by bone transport.This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in a consecutive patient cohort. Patients suffering from infected nonunion of the tibia were treated by bone transport from 2012 to 2014...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136343/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-safety-of-a-long-acting-human-growth-hormone-mod-4023-in-healthy-japanese-and-caucasian-adults
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William G Kramer, Michal Jaron-Mendelson, Ronit Koren, Oren Hershkovitz, Gili Hart
Daily injections of growth hormone (GH) as replacement therapy in GH-deficient (GHD) patients may cause poor compliance and inconvenience. C-terminal peptide-modified human GH (MOD-4023) has been developed for once-weekly administration in GHD adults and children. In the present study, the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a single subcutaneous dose of MOD-4023 were evaluated in healthy Caucasian and Japanese adults, using a phase 1 double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized study design...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135908/evaluation-of-a-novel-immunoassay-for-lacosamide-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-comparison-with-a-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-assay
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Annachiara DʼUrso, Tiziano Ricotta, Ugo de Grazia
BACKGROUND: Monitoring serum levels of lacosamide, other than to establish individualized reference ranges may be helpful in several settings, including patients with liver and/or kidney failure or settings that may result in altered pharmacokinetic characteristics and to assess patients' compliance with therapy. In this study, the EurekaOne liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method (in use method) and the ARK immunoassay method (new method) for lacosamide monitoring were compared...
December 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135755/management-of-skin-toxicity-caused-by-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-an-evidence-based-implementation-project
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Xiaolu Guo, Micah D J Peters, Zhenqi Lu
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRIs) bind to and inhibit epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) in cancer cells, slowing/preventing tumor growth. As a type of "targeted therapy", they have demonstrated therapeutic effects on solid tumors including colorectal, lung, and head and neck cancers. While effective, various skin reactions are associated with EGFRI therapy which can lead to dose modification or discontinuation as well as discomfort, pain and reduced quality of life...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135316/final-visual-outcomes-and-treatment-received-for-children-referred-from-a-uk-primary-school-visual-screening-program-a-comparison-of-an-orthoptic-led-program-with-orthoptic-delivered-services
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Tess Garretty
There is little published evidence relating to the final visual acuity of children who are identified as having reduced vision at a school screening program. The school vision screening program in Leeds (led by an orthoptist but delivered by health care support workers within the school nursing team) is examined. RESULTS: 7807 children were screened in school between November 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014. Of these, 319 (4%) failed the screen and were referred to the general optometry service and 547 (7%) were referred to the Children's Community Eye Service (CCES)...
November 14, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134512/artery-compliance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-case-control-study
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Lei Wang, Wenfeng Tan, Fang Wang, Youxuan Shen, Huanping Mei, Yanyan Wang, Yao Ke, Lei Gu, Qiang Wang, Miaojia Zhang
Atherosclerosis is one of the most common complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study is to evaluate differences in large artery compliance (C1) and small artery compliance (C2) between RA and controls and evaluating factors associated with reduced compliance in the RA population. The profiling of large and small arterial compliance was analyzed in 185 RA patients and 88 healthy controls using Cardiovascular Profiling Instrument. The correlations of arterial compliance and the relevant clinical data were determined in these subjects...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131912/practice-patterns-in-the-management-of-amblyopia-a-survey-study
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Jacquelyn Laplant, Aldo Vagge, Leonard B Nelson
PURPOSE: To characterize current practice preferences of pediatric ophthalmologists in the management of amblyopia and whether these are influenced by demographic variables. METHODS: A 10-question survey was distributed to all pediatric ophthalmologists and fellows attending the Annual Joseph H. Calhoun Pediatric Ophthalmology Forum at Wills Eye Hospital in 2016. The questionnaire consisted of demographic information and clinical management of amblyopia using clinical scenarios commonly encountered in pediatric ophthalmology practice...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131289/negative-predictors-of-treatment-success-in-outpatient-therapy-of-arterial-hypertension-in-poland-results-of-the-control-nt-observational-registry
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Krzysztof J Filipiak, Mariusz Tomaniak, Anna E Płatek, Filip M Szymański, Andrzej Tykarski
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors interfering with adequate control of arterial hypertension in the course of antihypertensive therapy is necessary to plan the strategy or reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disorders and optimize clinical practice guidelines. There have only been limited reliable studies describing the current status of hypertension treatment. AIM: The study objective was to conduct a screening assessment of the rate of uncontrolled hypertension among hypertensive patients coming to a routine follow-up visit, and to characterize patients with inadequate control of arterial hypertension in the aspect of their cardiovascular risk profile and therapeutic strategies used...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130916/the-pendulum-appliance-for-class-ii-non-compliance-therapy
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Shannon Hilgers Nissen
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September 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics: JCO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129441/health-related-quality-of-life-results-for-pembrolizumab-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pd-l1-positive-nsclc-keynote-024-a-multicentre-international-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Julie R Brahmer, Delvys Rodríguez-Abreu, Andrew G Robinson, Rina Hui, Tibor Csőszi, Andrea Fülöp, Maya Gottfried, Nir Peled, Ali Tafreshi, Sinead Cuffe, Mary O'Brien, Suman Rao, Katsuyuki Hotta, Jin Zhang, Gregory M Lubiniecki, Anne C Deitz, Reshma Rangwala, Martin Reck
BACKGROUND: In the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 trial, treatment with pembrolizumab conferred longer progression-free survival than did platinum-based therapy in patients with treatment-naive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) tumour proportion score of 50% or greater (PD-L1-positive). Here we report the prespecified exploratory endpoint of pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: In this multicentre, international, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients with treatment-naive, stage IV NSCLC in 102 sites in 16 countries...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129030/effects-of-cpap-and-mandibular-advancement-device-treatment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Martha Schwartz, Luis Acosta, Yuan-Lung Hung, Mariela Padilla, Reyes Enciso
The purpose of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) in improving the quality of life (sleepiness, cognitive, and functional outcomes) in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Authors identified randomized, placebo-controlled studies from MEDLINE through PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Studies were assessed for inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as risk of bias...
November 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127842/budesonide-facilitates-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-difficult-to-wean-very-severe-copd-patients-association-with-inflammatory-mediators-and-cells
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Esmaeil Mortaz, Hamidreza Jamaati, Leila Bagheri, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Johan Garssen, Masoud Movassaghi, Peter J Barnes, Nicholas S Hill, Ian M Adcock
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilatory support is life-saving therapy for patients with respiratory failure in intensive care units (ICU) but is linked to ventilator-associated pneumonia and other nosocomial infections. Interventions that improve the efficiency of weaning from mechanical ventilation may improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether inhaled budesonide decreases time-to-weaning in COPD stage 4 difficult-to-wean patients and reduces the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in ICU patients...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127749/-is-it-possible-to-improve-long-term-compliance-of-patients-to-statin-therapy
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Vladimír Soška, Ondřej Kyselák
Statins are key drugs for patients in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, as well as for primary prevention patients at high or very high risk of fatal cardiovascular events. However, long-term compliance of patients to statin therapy is relatively low, decreasing with the time of statin use; moreover a significant proportion of patients stop statins medication over the course of several years. To the early termination of statin treatment often contributes apprehension of the occurence of statin´s side effects (i...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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