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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786584/effect-of-atmospheric-technogenic-emissions-on-health-indicators-of-child-population
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Olha M Toronchenko, Viktor I Bredun, Natalia O Smoliar
OBJECTIVE: Introduction:The identification of scientifically grounded dependency of the atmospheric pollution effect on the health level of the child population within particular area makes it possible to assess the degree of district environmental safety and provides the possibility for implementation of targeted programs and risk preventing strategies associated with atmospheric emissions. The aim of the study is to assess the dependence of child morbidity rate development caused by atmospheric chemical pollution, which resulted from the stationary and mobile sources activity in terms of the Poltava region (Ukraine) as a model...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784631/safety-and-efficacy-of-polymer-free-biolimus-eluting-stents-in-all-comer-patients-the-rudi-free-study
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Gennaro Sardella, Giulio G Stefanini, Carlo Briguori, Corrado Tamburino, Franco Fabbiocchi, Francesco Rotolo, Fabrizio Tomai, Anita Paggi, Mario Lombardi, Gaetano Gioffrè, Rocco Sclafani, Andrea Rolandi, Alessandro Sciahbasi, Francesco Scardaci, Nicola Signore, Simone Calcagno, Massimo Mancone, Mauro Chiarito, Arturo Giordano
AIMS: Polymer-free biolimus-eluting stents (PF-BES) have been shown superior to bare metal stents in high bleeding risk (HBR) patients treated with 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). However, limited evidence is available on PF-BES in non-HBR patients. We aim to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PF-BES in all-comer patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing PCI with PF-BES in routine clinical practice were included in a multicenter, prospective registry...
May 21, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
#3
Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781359/rhabdoviruses-as-vaccine-platforms-for-infectious-disease-and-cancer
#4
Franz Zemp, Jahanara Rajwani, Douglas J Mahoney
The family Rhabdoviridae (RV) comprises a large, genetically diverse collection of single-stranded, negative sense RNA viruses from the order Mononegavirales. Several RV members are being developed as live-attenuated vaccine vectors for the prevention or treatment of infectious disease and cancer. These include the prototype recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (rVSV) and the more recently developed recombinant Maraba Virus, both species within the genus Vesiculoviridae. A relatively strong safety profile in humans, robust immunogenicity and genetic malleability are key features that make the RV family attractive vaccine platforms...
May 21, 2018: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780833/the-growing-genetic-and-functional-diversity-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases
#5
REVIEW
Sadeeq Ur Rahman, Tariq Ali, Ijaz Ali, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Bo Han, Jian Gao
The β -lactams-a large class of diverse compounds-due to their excellent safety profile and broad antimicrobial spectrum are considered to be the most widely used therapeutic class of antibacterials prescribed in human and veterinary clinical practices. This, unfortunately, has also given rise to a continuous increased resistance globally in health care settings as well as in the community due to their permanent selective force driving diversification of the resistance mechanism. Resistance against β -lactams is increasing rapidly as novel β -lactamases, enzymes that degrade β -lactams, are being discovered each day such as recent emergence of extended spectrum β -lactamases (ESBL) that have the ability to inactivate most of the cephalosporins...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779482/nanocrystals-technology-for-transdermal-delivery-of-water-insoluble-drugs
#6
Yangyang Liu, Beibei Yan, Juan Zhao, Lulu Wang, Yu Gu, Ping Chang, Yancai Wang
The poor penetration and low bioavailability are main challenges for transdermal drug delivery. Nanocrystals technology is an attractive method for water insoluble drug transdermal delivery, as the literature demonstrated that the penetration and bioavailability of the transdermal delivered water insoluble drugs was significantly enhanced and improved by the nanocrystals technology. Currently, the nanocrystals technology has been applied in transdermal delivery of cosmeceutical and for therapy skin diseases, such as diclofenac acid, tretinoin and rutin...
May 18, 2018: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778738/risk-adapted-therapy-for-young-children-with-medulloblastoma-sjyc07-therapeutic-and-molecular-outcomes-from-a-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Giles W Robinson, Vasilisa A Rudneva, Ivo Buchhalter, Catherine A Billups, Sebastian M Waszak, Kyle S Smith, Daniel C Bowers, Anne Bendel, Paul G Fisher, Sonia Partap, John R Crawford, Tim Hassall, Daniel J Indelicato, Frederick Boop, Paul Klimo, Noah D Sabin, Zoltan Patay, Thomas E Merchant, Clinton F Stewart, Brent A Orr, Jan O Korbel, David T W Jones, Tanvi Sharma, Peter Lichter, Marcel Kool, Andrey Korshunov, Stefan M Pfister, Richard J Gilbertson, Robert P Sanders, Arzu Onar-Thomas, David W Ellison, Amar Gajjar, Paul A Northcott
BACKGROUND: Young children with medulloblastoma have a poor overall survival compared with older children, due to use of radiation-sparing therapy in young children. Radiotherapy is omitted or reduced in these young patients to spare them from debilitating long-term side-effects. We aimed to estimate event-free survival and define the molecular characteristics associated with progression-free survival in young patients with medulloblastoma using a risk-stratified treatment strategy designed to defer, reduce, or delay radiation exposure...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777228/effects-of-clomiphene-citrate-on-male-obesity-associated-hypogonadism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#8
Andressa Heimbecher Soares, Nidia Celeste Horie, Lucas Augusto Piccinin Chiang, Bruno Caramelli, Mariana Gomes Matheus, Alexandre Holthausen Campos, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti, Fernanda Agostini Rocha, Marcio C Mancini, Elaine Maria Frade Costa, Cintia Cercato
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes secondary hypogonadism (HG) in men. Standard testosterone (T) replacement therapy improves metabolic parameters but leads to infertility. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment of adult men with male obesity-associated secondary hypogonadism (MOSH). DESIGN: Single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-eight men aged 36.5 ± 7...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774917/uniform-li-deposition-regulated-via-three-dimensional-polyvinyl-alcohol-nanofiber-networks-for-effective-li-metal-anodes
#9
Gang Wang, Xunhui Xiong, Zhihua Lin, Jie Zheng, Zheng Fenghua, Youpeng Li, Yanzhen Liu, Chenghao Yang, Yiwei Tang, Meilin Liu
Lithium metal anodes are considered to be the most promising anode material for next-generation advanced energy storage devices due to their high reversible capacity and extremely low anode potential. Nevertheless, the formation of dendritic Li, induced by the repeated breaking and repairing of solid electrolyte interphase layers, always causes poor cycling performance and low coulombic efficiency, as well as serious safety problems, which have hindered the practical application of Li anodes for a long time...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774766/negative-prognostic-factors-and-resulting-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-included-in-the-italian-nivolumab-expanded-access-program
#10
Sergio Bracarda, Luca Galli, Marco Maruzzo, Giovanni Lo Re, Sebastiano Buti, Adolfo Favaretto, Francesco Di Costanzo, Cosimo Sacco, Marco Merlano, Claudia Mucciarini, Elena Zafarana, Sante Romito, Antonio Maestri, Carmelo G Giorgio, Maria T Ionta, Daniele Turci, Ugo De Giorgi, Giuseppe Procopio, Enrico Cortesi, Diana Giannarelli, Camillo Porta
AIM: We report the outcomes observed with nivolumab in metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with poor prognostic features enrolled in the Italian expanded access program. PATIENTS & METHODS: Nivolumab was available for patients who relapsed after at least one prior systemic treatment in the advanced or metastatic setting. RESULTS: Of 389 patients, 32 (8%) had brain metastasis, 129 (33%) had liver and 193 (50%) had bone metastasis. These subpopulations achieved a disease control rate of 53, 45 and 47%, respectively...
May 18, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765596/an-evolutionary-perspective-on-night-terrors
#11
Sean D Boyden, Martha Pott, Philip T Starks
Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are an early childhood parasomnia characterized by screams or cries, behavioral manifestations of extreme fear, difficulty waking and inconsolability upon awakening. The mechanism causing night terrors is unknown, and a consistently successful treatment has yet to be documented. Here, we argue that cultural practices have moved us away from an ultimate solution: cosleeping. Cosleeping is the norm for closely related primates and for humans in non-Western cultures...
2018: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764226/oral-disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-middle-eastern-and-north-african-mena-region-an-overview
#12
Dirk Deleu, Boulenouar Mesraoua, Beatriz Canibaño, Gayane Melikyan, Hassan Al Hail, Lubna El-Sheikh, Musab Ali, Hassan Al Hussein, Faiza Ibrahim, Yolande Hanssens
The introduction of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have considerably transformed the landscape of therapeutic opportunities for this chronic disabling disease. Unlike injectable drugs, oral DMTs, promote patient satisfaction and increase therapeutic adherence. This article reviews the salient features about the mode of action, efficacy, safety and tolerability profile of approved oral DMTs in RRMS and reviews their place in clinical algorithms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
May 15, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763807/positional-scanning-library-applied-to-the-human-eosinophil-cationic-protein-rnase3-n-terminus-reveals-novel-and-potent-anti-biofilm-peptides
#13
David Pulido, Guillem Prats-Ejarque, Clara Villalba, Marcel Albacar, Mohammed Moussaoui, David Andreu, Rudolf Volkmer, Marc Torrent, Ester Boix
Eradication of established biofilm communities of pathogenic bacteria is one of the pending challenges in the development of new antimicrobial agents. In particular, the dreaded nosocomial Pseudomonas aeruginosa forms microbial communities that offer an enhanced resistance to conventional antibiotics. Recently, we have described an engineered antimicrobial peptide derived from the human RNase3, also named the eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), RN3 (5-36), which combines bactericidal activity with high cell agglutination and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) affinity...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763559/long-acting-release-microspheres-containing-novel-glp-1-analog-as-an-antidiabetic-system
#14
Sida Ruan, Yuanyuan Gu, Bo Liu, Huashan Gao, Xiongwei Hu, Haiping Hao, Liang Jin, Ting Cai
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has recently received significant attention as an efficacious way to treat diabetes mellitus. However, the short half-life of the peptide limits its clinical application in diabetes. In our previous study, a novel GLP-1 analog (PGLP-1) with a longer half-life was synthesized and evaluated. Herein, we prepared the PGLP-1-loaded poly(D,L-lactide-co- glycolide) microspheres to achieve long-term effects on blood glucose control. The incorporation of zinc ion into the formulation can effectively decrease the initial burst release, and a uniform drug distribution was obtained, in contrast to native PGLP-1 encapsulated microspheres...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761801/electrocatalytic-and-photocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution-integrated-with-organic-oxidation
#15
Bo You, Guanqun Han, Yujie Sun
Renewable energy-driven hydrogen production from electrocatalytic and photocatalytic water splitting has been widely recognized as a promising approach to utilize green energy resources and hence reduces our dependence on legacy fossil fuels as well as alleviates net carbon dioxide emissions. The realization of large-scale water splitting, however, is mainly impeded by its slow kinetics, particularly because of its sluggish anodic half reaction, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), whose product O2 is ironically not of high value...
May 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761281/characteristics-quality-and-contribution-to-signal-detection-of-spontaneous-reports-of-adverse-drug-reactions-via-the-web-radr-mobile-application-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
#16
Ingrid Oosterhuis, Henric Taavola, Philip M Tregunno, Petar Mas, Sara Gama, Victoria Newbould, Ola Caster, Linda Härmark
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions is key for efficient post-marketing safety surveillance. To increase usability and accessibility of reporting tools, the Web-Recognising Adverse Drug Reactions (WEB-RADR) consortium developed a smartphone application (app) based on a simplified reporting form. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics, quality and contribution to signals of reports submitted via the WEB-RADR app...
May 14, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758323/why-do-vascular-surgeons-get-sued-analysis-of-claims-and-outcomes-in-malpractice-litigation
#17
John Phair, Eric B Trestman, Eddie Skripochnik, Evan C Lipsitz, Issam Koleilat, Larry A Scher
OBJECTIVE: To analyze causes and outcomes of malpractice claims against vascular surgeons in the United States. METHODS: Cases entered into the Westlaw database from January 1st 1999 to December 31st 2014 were reviewed. Search terms "vascular" and "surgeon" were used. Data was compiled on the allegation, subject matter and outcome of each case. Additional data including demographics of the defendant was obtained from U.S. News Health Reports on practicing physicians...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756564/clinical-and-pharmacologic-features-of-monoclonal-antibodies-and-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma
#18
Mattia D'Agostino, Giulia Gazzera, Giusy Cetani, Sara Bringhen, Mario Boccadoro, Francesca Gay
BACKGROUND: Survival of multiple myeloma patients has considerably improved in the last decades thanks to the introduction of many new drugs, including immunomodulatory agents, proteasome inhibitors and, more recently, monoclonal antibodies. METHODS: We analyzed the most recent literature focusing on the clinical and pharmacologic aspects of monoclonal antibody-based therapies in multiple myeloma, including monoclonal antibodies directed against plasma cell antigens, as well as checkpoint blockade therapy directed against immune inhibitory molecules, used as single agents or in combination therapy...
May 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754673/prevalent-digoxin-use-and-subsequent-risk-of-death-or-hospitalization-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-patients-with-a-reduced-ejection-fraction-findings-from-the-heart-failure-a-controlled-trial-investigating-outcomes-of-exercise-training-hf-action-randomized-controlled
#19
Andrew P Ambrosy, Ankeet S Bhatt, Amanda L Stebbins, Lisa M Wruck, Marat Fudim, Stephen J Greene, William E Kraus, Christopher M O'Connor, Ileana L Piña, David J Whellan, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: Despite more than 200 years of clinical experience and a pivotal trial, recently published research has called into question the safety and efficacy of digoxin therapy in heart failure (HF). METHODS: HF-ACTION (ClinicalTrials.gov Number: NCT00047437) enrolled 2331 outpatients with HF and an EF ≤35% between April 2003 and February 2007 and randomized them to aerobic exercise training versus usual care. Patients were grouped according to prevalent digoxin status at baseline...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754395/nurses-needs-for-care-robots-in-integrated-nursing-care-services
#20
Jai-Yon Lee, Young Ae Song, Ji Young Jung, Hyun Jeong Kim, Bo Ram Kim, Hyun-Kyung Do, Jae-Young Lim
AIMS: To determine the need for care robots among nurses and to suggest how robotic care should be prioritized in an integrated nursing care services. BACKGROUND: Korea is expected to be a super-aged society by 2030. To solve care issues with elderly inpatient caused by informal caregivers, the government introduced 'integrated nursing care services'; these are comprehensive care systems staffed by professionally trained nurses. To assist them, a care robot development project has been launched...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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