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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645882/cardiopreventive-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-date-palm-pollen-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-through-the-inhibition-of-the-angiotensin-converting-enzyme
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Amal Daoud, Fedia Ben Mefteh, Kais Mnafgui, Mouna Turki, Salwa Jmal, Rawdha Ben Amar, Fatma Ayadi, Abdelfattah ElFeki, Leila Abid, Mostafa E Rateb, Lassaad Belbahri, Adel Kadri, Neji Gharsallah
The present study aimed to examine the putative preventive effect of the ethanolic extract Date Palm Pollen (DPP, Phoenix dactylifera L., family Arecaceae) on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction (MI) in rats. Twenty four rats were randomly divided into four groups including control. They were treated with DPP extract (400mg/kg) and clopidogrel (0.2mg/kg) for 7days followed by myocardial injury induction using subcutaneous isoproterenol (100mg/kg) with an interval of 24h for two days (6th and 7th day)...
June 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645006/study-of-intestinal-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-phoenix-loureiroi-kunth-arecaceae-fruit
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Rajan Murugan, Shanmugam Saravanan, Thangaraj Parimelazhagan
Phoenix loureiroi Kunth belongs to the family Arecaceae, the fruits are widely consumed by Kurumba and Irula tribes of Tamil Nadu (India) and also used to cure intestinal related diseases in folklore medicine. Therefore, in vivo animal studies were evaluated to confirm the prevention of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the treatment of this plant fruits. The IBD was studied in Wistar albino rats by indomethacin (s.c.), acetic acid (i.c.) and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced models. The diseases parameters such as macroscopic, microscopic features, serum biomarkers levels, haematological profile, biochemical and antioxidant levels were determined...
June 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636412/comparative-chemical-and-biological-studies-of-leaves-and-pollens-of-phoenix-canariensis-hort-ex-chabaud
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Mohamed S Hifnawy, Amr Mk Mahrous, Amany A Sleem, Rehab Ms Ashour
AIM:  Phoenix canariensis hort. ex Chabaud is one of the most important palm plants. In spite of that, it has not been extensively investigated from a phytochemical or a biological perspective. MATERIALS & METHODS: Air-dried powdered leaves and pollen grains of the plant were extracted using 70% ethanol. The residues were fractionated with different solvents of increasing polarity. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic activities were determined using adult male albino rats of wistar strain...
June 21, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634172/identifying-an-oxygenation-index-threshold-for-increased-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-failure
#4
Brandon G Hammond, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Paul Kang, Mounica Y Rao, Brigham C Willis, Heidi J Dalton
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to examine current oxygenation index (OI) data and outcomes using electronic medical record data to identify a specific OI value associated with mortality. METHODS: This study was a retrospective electronic medical record data review from the pediatric ICU of Phoenix Children's Hospital, with data mining for variables to calculate OIs on subjects age 1 month to 20 y mechanically ventilated >24 h, excluding those with known intracardiac shunts or cyanotic heart disease...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633885/characteristics-of-paraspinal-muscle-spindle-response-to-mechanically-assisted-spinal-manipulation-a-preliminary-report
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William R Reed, Joel G Pickar, Randall S Sozio, Michael A K Liebschner, Joshua W Little, Maruti R Gudavalli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preliminary study is to determine muscle spindle response characteristics related to the use of 2 solenoid powered clinical mechanically assisted manipulation (MAM) devices. METHODS: L6 muscle spindle afferents with receptive fields in paraspinal muscles were isolated in 6 cats. Neural recordings were made during L7 MAM thrusts using the Activator V (Activator Methods Int. Ltd., Phoenix, AZ) and/or Pulstar (Sense Technology Inc., Pittsburgh, PA) devices at their 3 lowest force settings...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631909/-characterization-of-microbial-flora-in-patients-suspected-of-having-urogenital-tuberculosis
#6
A G Cherednichenko, E V Kulchavenya
INTRODUCTION: In the structure of tuberculosis morbidity, urogenital tuberculosis (UGT) ranks second or third only to pulmonary tuberculosis. Every fourth patient has the stage of cavern formation at first presentation. Seventy five percent of nephrotuberculosis cases co-occur with nonspecific pyelonephritis, which excludes "sterile pyuria". We aimed to determine the microbial spectrum of urine and gonadal appendages in patients with suspected UGT and to investigate the susceptibility of the isolated microorganisms to the main antibacterial drugs...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628067/identifying-and-describing-nurse-faculty-workload-issues-a-looming-faculty-shortage
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Nancy Phoenix Bittner, Cynthia Francis Bechtel
AIM: The purpose of this project was to address factors contributing to the nurse faculty shortage. BACKGROUND: There is a demonstrated need to sustain and stabilize faculty currently in the workforce to avoid exacerbating the current and future faculty shortage in nursing. Recommendations of previous studies focus on strategies for recruitment, retention, and ongoing faculty development. METHOD: A survey was employed to identify and describe the workload of nurse faculty and identify the impact of retirement and other retention issues...
July 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625446/a-novel-treatment-for-chronic-opioid-use-after-surgery
#8
Paul F White, Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo, Hector Hernandez
In a recent article from the Center for Disease Control, the authors addressed the current opioid epidemic in America and emphasized the importance of utilizing non-opioid analgesic alternatives to opioid medication for treating chronic pain. In cases where non-opioid analgesic drugs alone have failed to produce adequate pain relief, these authors suggested that non-pharmacologic therapies should also be considered. This Case Series describes a pilot study designed to evaluate a novel non-pharmacologic approach to treating long-standing (>1year) opioid dependency...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616173/modeling-connectivity-to-identify-current-and-future-anthropogenic-barriers-to-movement-of-large-carnivores-a-case-study-in-the-american-southwest
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Meredith L McClure, Brett G Dickson, Kerry L Nicholson
This study sought to identify critical areas for puma (Puma concolor) movement across the state of Arizona in the American Southwest and to identify those most likely to be impacted by current and future human land uses, particularly expanding urban development and associated increases in traffic volume. Human populations in this region are expanding rapidly, with the potential for urban centers and busy roads to increasingly act as barriers to demographic and genetic connectivity of large-bodied, wide-ranging carnivores such as pumas, whose long-distance movements are likely to bring them into contact with human land uses and whose low tolerance both for and from humans may put them at risk unless opportunities for safe passage through or around human-modified landscapes are present...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615058/long-term-prognostic-significance-of-rising-psa-levels-following-radiotherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-focus-on-overall-survival
#10
Carla Freiberger, Vanessa Berneking, Thomas-Alexander Vögeli, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Michael J Eble, Michael Pinkawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term prognostic significance of rising PSA levels, particularly focussing on overall survival. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-five patients with localized prostate cancer were either treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy with I-125 seeds as monotherapy (n = 94; 145Gy), high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with Ir-192 as a boost to external beam RT (n = 66; 50.4Gy in 1.8Gy fractions EBRT + 18Gy in 9Gy fractions HDR) or EBRT alone (70...
June 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606644/comparison-of-methods-for-detection-of-plasmid-mediated-and-chromosomally-encoded-colistin-resistance-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Aurélie Jayol, Patrice Nordmann, Philippe Lehours, Laurent Poirel, Véronique Dubois
OBJECTIVES: Because of the emergence of plasmid-mediated (mcr-1 and mcr-2 genes) and chromosomally-encoded colistin resistance, reliable methods for detecting colistin resistance/susceptibility in routine laboratories are required. We evaluated the respective performances of the BD Phoenix automated system, the newly-developed Rapid Polymyxin NP test and the broth microdilution (BMD) reference method to detect colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, and particularly those producing MCR-1 and MCR-2...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603127/antibacterial-activities-of-diospyros-blancoi-phoenix-dactylifera-and-morus-nigra-against-dental-caries-causing-pathogens-an-in-vitro-study
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Lubna Tahir, Ayesha Aslam, Safia Ahmed
The study was undertaken to determine the in-vitro antibacterial potential of Diospyrosblancoi, Phoenix dactylifera and Morusnigra leaf extracts in hexane, chloroform, methanol, ethyl-acetate and aqueous extracts against dental caries causing bacteria. Disc diffusion assay was used to determine the antibacterial efficacy; the extracts were further separated using Thin Layer Chromatography and the anti-biofilm activity of the extracts was also determined. The preliminary phytochemical screening of the extracts revealed the presences of flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids and tannins because of which the extracts showed strong antibacterial activity against the selected pathogens...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597141/apparent-metabolizable-energy-value-of-whole-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-and-its-possible-use-as-a-feedstuff-for-aged-laying-hens
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Mohamad Hamed Salajegheh, Mostafa Yousef Elahi, Mohamad Salarmoini, Akbar Yaghobfar
This study was conducted to evaluate the feeding value of whole date palm (WDP) with and without enzyme supplementation on aged laying hen's performance. Apparent metabolizable energy value of WDP was determined by the total collection method using ten adult leghorn cockerels. WDP was substituted with a corn-soybean meal basal diet at 40% level, and then the metabolizable energy of this experimental diet and basal diet was determined. After that, a total number of 256 Bovanz 95-week-old hens were randomly allocated into eight groups consisting of four replicates of eight birds each, based on a 4 × 2 factorial arrangement of the treatments...
June 9, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593116/bridging-the-gap-between-clinical-practice-and-public-health-using-ehr-data-to-assess-trends-in-the-seasonality-of-blood-pressure-control
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Aurora O Amoah, Sonia Y Angell, Hannah Byrnes-Enoch, Sam Amirfar, Phoenix Maa, Jason J Wang
Electronic health records (EHRs) provide timely access to millions of patient data records while limiting errors associated with manual data extraction. To demonstrate these advantages of EHRs to public health practice, we examine the ability of a EHR calculated blood-pressure (BP) measure to replicate seasonal variation as reported by prior studies that used manual data extraction. Our sample included 609 primary-care practices in New York City. BP control among hypertensives was defined as systolic blood pressure of 140 or less and diastolic blood pressure of 90 or less (BP < 140/90 mm Hg)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590521/seventy-years-with-the-globus-pallidus-pallidal-surgery-for-movement-disorders-between-1947-and-2017
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REVIEW
Laura Cif, Marwan Hariz
The year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of human stereotactic neurosurgery. The first procedure was a pallidotomy for Huntington's disease. However, it was for Parkinson's disease that pallidotomy was soon adopted worldwide. Pallidotomy was abandoned in the late 1950s in favor of thalamotomy because of the latter's more striking effect on tremor. The advent of levodopa put a halt to all surgery for PD. In the mid-1980s, Laitinen reintroduced the posteroventral pallidotomy of Leksell, and this procedure spread worldwide thanks to its efficacy on most parkinsonian symptoms including levodopa-induced dyskinesias and thanks to basic scientific work confirming the role of the globus pallidus internus in the pathophysiology of PD...
June 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588600/date-palm-tree-phoenix-dactylifera-l-natural-products-and-therapeutic-options
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REVIEW
Reem A Al-Alawi, Jawhara H Al-Mashiqri, Jawaher S M Al-Nadabi, Badria I Al-Shihi, Younis Baqi
Many plants, including some of the commonly consumed herbs and spices in our daily food, can be safely and effectively used to prevent and/or treat some health concerns. For example, caffeine the active ingredient found in coffee beans (Coffea), shows biological activity in the treatment of the central nervous system (CNS) disorders, indole-3-carbinol, and 3,3'-diindolylmethane are both broccoli (Brassica oleracea) derived phytochemicals with potential anti-cancer activity, and resveratrol, isolated from grape (Vitis vinifera), is reported to extend lifespan and provide cardio-neuro-protective, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer effects...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586946/increasing-fractional-doses-increases-the-probability-of-benign-psa-bounce-in-patients-undergoing-definitive-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Carlin R Hauck, Hong Ye, Peter Y Chen, Gary S Gustafson, Amy Limbacher, Daniel J Krauss
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) bounce is a temporary elevation of the PSA level above a prior nadir. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the frequency of a PSA bounce following high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer is associated with individual treatment fraction size. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1999 and 2014, 554 patients underwent treatment of low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer with definitive HDR brachytherapy as monotherapy and had ≥3 subsequent PSA measurements...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586429/hafnia-an-enterobacterial-genus-naturally-resistant-to-colistin-revealed-by-three-susceptibility-testing-methods
#18
Aurélie Jayol, Marion Saly, Patrice Nordmann, Armelle Ménard, Laurent Poirel, Véronique Dubois
Objectives: To determine the susceptibility to colistin of Hafnia alvei and Hafnia paralvei , and to compare methods for colistin resistance detection in the Hafnia genus. Methods: A collection of 25 Hafnia isolates was studied. Species were identified by using 16S rRNA gene sequencing with subsequent phylogeny analysis. Susceptibility to colistin was determined using the broth microdilution (BMD) reference method, the Phoenix automated system, the Rapid Polymyxin NP test, the Etest system and the disc diffusion method...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577670/cangrelor-reduces-the-risk-of-ischemic-complications-in-patients-with-single-vessel-and-multi-vessel-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-champion-phoenix-trial
#19
Freddy Abnousi, Vandana Sundaram, Celina M Yong, Jayne Prats, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Gregg W Stone, Christian W Hamm, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Charles Michael Gibson, Harvey D White, Matthew J Price, Philippe Généreux, Manisha Desai, Lingyao Yang, Victoria Y Ding, Robert A Harrington, Deepak L Bhatt, Kenneth W Mahaffey
OBJECTIVE: To examine the safety and efficacy of cangrelor in patients with single-vessel disease (SVD) and multi-vessel disease (MVD). BACKGROUND: Cangrelor, an intravenous, rapidly acting P2Y12 inhibitor, is superior to clopidogrel in reducing ischemic events among patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We studied a modified intention to treat population of patients with SVD and MVD from the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571655/a-novel-approach-to-predict-24-hour-energy-expenditure-based-on-hematologic-volumes-development-and-validation-of-models-comparable-to-mifflin-st-jeor-and-body-composition-models
#20
Douglas C Chang, Paolo Piaggi, Jonathan Krakoff
BACKGROUND: Accurate prediction of 24-hour energy expenditure (24EE) relies on knowing body composition, in particular fat-free mass (FFM), the largest determinant of 24EE. FFM is closely correlated with hematologic volumes: blood volume (BV), red cell mass (RCM), and plasma volume (PV). However, it is unknown whether predicted hematologic volumes, based on easily collected variables, can improve 24EE prediction. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to develop and validate equations to predict 24EE based on predicted BV, RCM, and PV and to compare the accuracy and agreement with models developed from FFM and with the Mifflin-St Jeor equation, which is recommended for clinical use by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics...
May 29, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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