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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366902/contextualized-autonomy-and-liberalism-broadening-the-lenses-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease
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Eric Racine, John Aspler, Cynthia Forlini, Jennifer A Chandler
Given advances in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research, some experts have proposed a state of "preclinical" AD to describe asymptomatic individuals displaying certain biomarkers. The diagnostic accuracy of these biomarkers remains debated; however, given economic pressures, this "diagnosis" may eventually reach consumers. Since evidence-based prevention and treatment options remain only modestly effective, patients may turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We explore ethical challenges associated with CAM use in preclinical AD...
2017: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329477/second-degree-burn-to-mustard-powder
#2
Danielle M Tartar, Victoria R Sharon
Mustard seeds and powder are commonly used inhomeopathic and traditional medicines, in whichthey are believed to have both anti-microbial andanti-inflammatory properties. They are thereforeutilized in the treatment of conditions ranging fromarthritis to respiratory congestion. Herein, we presenta patient with a second degree burn who usedmustard powder in the form of a mustard plasterto treat chest congestion. She experienced seconddegree burn wounds to the lower neck and chest, andrecovery with complete re-epithelialization followingtopical silver sulfadiazine, liberal emollient therapy,and triamcinolone ointment...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299367/ivf-in-sri-lanka-a-concise-history-of-regulatory-impasse
#3
Bob Simpson
This article outlines the development of IVF in Sri Lanka from the first successful births in the late 1990s and over the subsequent 15 years. It is based on anthropological fieldwork carried out at various points during this period. The piece focuses on the challenges entailed in achieving regulation of the new reproductive technologies against a backdrop of: (i) a bitter civil war; (ii) a complex mosaic of different religious traditions (specifically, Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism and Islam); and (iii) a shift towards neo-liberal marketization, particularly in relation to specialist and hi-tech medical interventions...
June 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207828/the-wide-spectrum-high-biocidal-potency-of-bioxy-formulation-when-dissolved-in-water-at-different-concentrations
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Dori Dagher, Ken Ungar, Richard Robison, Fadi Dagher
Traditional surface disinfectants that have long been applied in medicine, animal husbandry, manufacturing and institutions are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Moreover, some of these substances have adverse environmental impacts: for example, quaternary ammonium compounds ("quats") are reproductive toxicants in both fish and mammals. Halogens are corrosive both to metals and living tissues, are highly reactive, can be readily neutralized by metals, and react with organic matter to form toxic, persistent by-products such as dioxins and furans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205415/microfluidic-screening-reveals-heparan-sulfate-enhances-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-growth-by-modulating-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-transport
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Drew M Titmarsh, Clarissa L L Tan, Nick R Glass, Victor Nurcombe, Justin J Cooper-White, Simon M Cool
Cost-effective expansion of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) remains a key challenge for their widespread clinical deployment. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a key hMSC mitogen often supplemented to increase hMSC growth rates. However, hMSCs also produce endogenous FGF-2, which critically interacts with cell surface heparan sulfate (HS). We assessed the interplay of FGF-2 with a heparan sulfate variant (HS8) engineered to bind FGF-2 and potentiate its activity. Bone marrow-derived hMSCs were screened in perfused microbioreactor arrays (MBAs), showing that HS8 (50 μg/ml) increased hMSC proliferation and cell number after 3 days, with an effect equivalent to FGF-2 (50 ng/ml)...
April 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114715/-prolonged-weaning-in-patients-with-ards
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REVIEW
Stephan Braune, Bernd Schönhofer
The clinical course of moderate to severe ARDS often leads to prolonged weaning. Prolonged weaning utilizes considerable resources in intensive care medicine and is associated with a high mortality. The pathophysiology of prolonged weaning is complex and its understanding mandatory for its successful management. This article discusses and summarizes the most important causes of prolonged weaning and the corresponding treatment strategies to liberate patients with ARDS from the ventilator.
January 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110222/trade-liberalization-and-social-determinants-of-health-a-state-of-the-literature-review
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REVIEW
Courtney McNamara
The health impacts of trade liberalization are often described in relation to access to medicines, changing dietary patterns, tobacco use and alcohol consumption. The impacts of trade liberalization on the social determinants of health (SDH), are by contrast, less well known. Missing is an account of how liberalizing processes identified across different research areas relate to each other and how the association between trade liberalization and health is conceptualized within each of them, especially with reference to SDH...
December 26, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103980/-nursing-career-of-christianity-church-in-china-and-its-social-influence
#8
Y M Li
Nursing is an important component of modern western medicine. Modern nursing was introduced into China by western missionaries. Modern nursing education promoted the establishment of professionalization of modern nursing in China, helped the development of western medicine and western hospitals, and exerted profound influences to the lifestyle modification and the independence and liberation of women.
November 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098628/the-abcdef-bundle-science-and-philosophy-of-how-icu-liberation-serves-patients-and-families
#9
E Wesley Ely
Over the past 20 years, critical care has matured in a myriad of ways resulting in dramatically higher survival rates for our sickest patients. For millions of new survivors comes de novo suffering and disability called "the postintensive care syndrome." Patients with postintensive care syndrome are robbed of their normal cognitive, emotional, and physical capacity and cannot resume their previous life. The ICU Liberation Collaborative is a real-world quality improvement initiative being implemented across 76 ICUs designed to engage strategically the ABCDEF bundle through team- and evidence-based care...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096488/novel-superspreader-bacteriophages-promote-horizontal-gene-transfer-by-transformation
#10
Eric C Keen, Valery V Bliskovsky, Francisco Malagon, James D Baker, Jeffrey S Prince, James S Klaus, Sankar L Adhya
Bacteriophages infect an estimated 10(23) to 10(25) bacterial cells each second, many of which carry physiologically relevant plasmids (e.g., those encoding antibiotic resistance). However, even though phage-plasmid interactions occur on a massive scale and have potentially significant evolutionary, ecological, and biomedical implications, plasmid fate upon phage infection and lysis has not been investigated to date. Here we show that a subset of the natural lytic phage population, which we dub "superspreaders," releases substantial amounts of intact, transformable plasmid DNA upon lysis, thereby promoting horizontal gene transfer by transformation...
January 17, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086792/irish-general-practitioner-attitudes-toward-decriminalisation-and-medical-use-of-cannabis-results-from-a-national-survey
#11
Des Crowley, Claire Collins, Ide Delargy, Eamon Laird, Marie Claire Van Hout
BACKGROUND: Governmental debate in Ireland on the de facto decriminalisation of cannabis and legalisation for medical use is ongoing. A cannabis-based medicinal product (Sativex®) has recently been granted market authorisation in Ireland. This unique study aimed to investigate Irish general practitioner (GP) attitudes toward decriminalisation of cannabis and assess levels of support for use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). METHODS: General practitioners in the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) database were invited to complete an online survey...
January 13, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998453/-clinical-features-of-neurosyphilis-with-optic-neuritis-as-an-initial-finding
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S S Cao, H Y Li, Q G Xu, S Y Tan, S H Wei
Objective: To study the characteristics of neurosyphilis with optic neuritis as an initial finding. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical data and laboratory testing results of 16 cases (27 eyes) with optic neuritis as an initial finding of neurosyphilis from October 2010 to March 2015 in General Hospital of People's Liberation Army was made. Results: Six-teen patients (12 males, 4 females) were collected, the median age of patients was 47 (range 33 to 65) years ,the mean age was (49.63±9.05) years. Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) analysis was positive in all of the patients and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test was positive in 14 patients (2 patients did not test)...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975364/-natural-science-vs-natural-philosophy-friedrich-theodor-von-frerichs-and-the-emergence-of-modern-western-medicine-in-the-19th-century
#13
Werner Hansen
The beginnings of modern western medicine reach to about 1800 when under the liberating influence of French Revolution observation of diseases was started to follow more scientifically justified criteria. At that time speculative doctrines prevailed, e. g. those set up natural philosopher Schelling. In this context Internist Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs at Berlin Charité University Hospital gained great merits because of his struggle for a scientifically-based experimental clinical medicine. This is demonstrated nicely in a recently found autograph document...
December 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934565/conscientious-objection-and-effective-referral
#14
Roger Trigg
Complicity in an immoral, and even criminal, activity, such as robbery or murder, is itself regarded as involving responsibility for those acts. What should the position be of health professionals who are expected to participate in actions that they believe are morally wrong? Professional responsibilities may clash with private conscience. Even referring a patient to someone else, when what is in question may be assisted suicide, or euthanasia, seems to involve some complicity. This is a live issue in Canada, but similar dilemmas occur elsewhere...
January 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908256/a-review-on-nano-antimicrobials-metal-nanoparticles-methods-and-mechanisms
#15
Edris Hoseinzadeh, Pouran Makhdoumi, Parisa Taha, John Stelling, Hooshyar Hossini, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Nanotechnology is a scientific and engineering technology conducted at the Nano-scale, such as in the fields of compound fabric manufacturing, food processing, agricultural processing, and engineering, as well as in medical and medicinal application. In recent decade, nanomaterial applications for antimicrobial works have been interested by many researchers. Available reports show that some of the metal oxide Nanoparticles including; Al2O3, TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Co3O4, In2O3, MgO, SiO2, ZrO2, Cr2O3, Ni2O3, Mn2O3, CoO, and Nickel oxide have toxicity toward several microorganisms and they could successfully kill numerous bacteria...
December 1, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832660/global-overexpression-of-et-1-decreases-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-et-1-transgenic-mice
#16
REVIEW
Yong Ping Lu, Oleg Tsuprykov, Nicolas Vignon-Zellweger, Susi Heiden, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: ET-1 has independent effects on blood pressure regulation in vivo, it is involved in tubular water and salt excretion, promotes constriction of smooth muscle cells, modulates sympathetic nerve activity, and activates the liberation of nitric oxide. To determine the net effect of these partially counteracting mechanisms on blood pressure, a systematic meta-analysis was performed. METHODS: Based on the principles of Cochrane systematic reviews, we searched in major literature databases - MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Google Scholar, and the China Biological Medicine Database (CBM-disc) - for articles relevant to the topic of the blood pressure phenotype of endothelin-1 transgenic (ET-1+/+) mice from January 1, 1988 to March 31, 2016...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829710/early-norepinephrine-decreases-fluid-and-ventilatory-requirements-in-pediatric-vasodilatory-septic-shock
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Suchitra Ranjit, Rajeswari Natraj, Sathish Kumar Kandath, Niranjan Kissoon, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, Paul E Marik
AIMS: We previously reported that vasodilatation was common in pediatric septic shock, regardless of whether they were warm or cold, providing a rationale for early norepinephrine (NE) to increase venous return (VR) and arterial tone. Our primary aim was to evaluate the effect of smaller fluid bolus plus early-NE versus the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) approach to more liberal fluid boluses and vasoactive-inotropic agents on fluid balance, shock resolution, ventilator support and mortality in children with septic shock...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818329/liberation-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-critically-ill-adults-executive-summary-of-an-official-american-college-of-chest-physicians-american-thoracic-society-clinical-practice-guideline
#18
Gregory A Schmidt, Timothy D Girard, John P Kress, Peter E Morris, Daniel R Ouellette, Waleed Alhazzani, Suzanne M Burns, Scott K Epstein, Andres Esteban, Eddy Fan, Miguel Ferrer, Gilles L Fraser, Michelle Ng Gong, Catherine L Hough, Sangeeta Mehta, Rahul Nanchal, Sheena Patel, Amy J Pawlik, William D Schweickert, Curtis N Sessler, Thomas Strøm, Kevin C Wilson, Jonathon D Truwit
BACKGROUND: This clinical practice guideline addresses six questions related to liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. It is the result of a collaborative effort between the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel posed six clinical questions in a population, intervention, comparator, outcomes (PICO) format. A comprehensive literature search and evidence synthesis was performed for each question, which included appraising the quality of evidence using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach...
January 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817090/optimization-of-physical-conditions-for-the-aqueous-extraction-of-antioxidant-compounds-from-ginger-zingiber-officinale-applying-a-box-behnken-design
#19
Juan Ramírez-Godínez, Judith Jaimez-Ordaz, Araceli Castañeda-Ovando, Javier Añorve-Morga, Verónica Salazar-Pereda, Luis Guillermo González-Olivares, Elizabeth Contreras-López
Since ancient times, ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been widely used for culinary and medicinal purposes. This rhizome possesses several chemical constituents; most of them present antioxidant capacity due mainly to the presence of phenolic compounds. Thus, the physical conditions for the optimal extraction of antioxidant components of ginger were investigated by applying a Box-Behnken experimental design. Extracts of ginger were prepared using water as solvent in a conventional solid-liquid extraction. The analyzed variables were time (5, 15 and 25 min), temperature (20, 55 and 90 °C) and sample concentration (2, 6 and 10 %)...
March 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813455/the-liber-compostelle-attributed-to-friar-bonaventura-of-iseo-the-textual-tradition-of-a-thirteenth-century-alchemical-encyclopedia
#20
Maria Chiara Succurro
The Liber Compostelle is an alchemical encyclopedia associated with the name of Bonaventura of Iseo, a friar of great reputation and an esteemed preacher around the middle of the thirteenth century. It is one of the first works to show an interest in medicine and pharmacology among the Friars Minor. Despite its importance, the Liber Compostelle has never been published. This article investigates the textual history of the treatise, and the problems of its authorship and dating, examining the eight manuscripts that contain the Liber...
November 4, 2016: Ambix
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