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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447485/empirical-estimation-of-under-reporting-in-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system-faers
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Yasser M Alatawi, Richard A Hansen
OBJECTIVE: To examine how closely reporting rates in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) reflect expected rates of known adverse drug events (ADEs). METHODS: We selected three groups of drugs to reflect hypothesized variation in sensitivity to reporting, including statins, biologics, and narrow therapeutics index drugs (NTI). The numbers of ADEs in FAERS were divided by utilization estimates from ambulatory health care data (NAMCS/NHAMCS) to calculate a reported proportion...
April 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442110/ethanolic-extracts-of-babandotan-leaves-ageratum-conyzoides-l-prevents-inflammation-and-proteoglycan-degradation-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-and-mmp-9-on-osteoarthritis-rats-induced-by-monosodium-iodoacetate
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Anton Bahtiar, Mutiara Nurazizah, Tirza Roselina, Anita Paulina Tambunan, Ade Arsianti
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of Ageratum conyzoides L. on the monosodium iodoacetate induced osteoarthritis rats. METHODS: Thin layer chromatography was performed to analyze the constituents of the babandotan extract leaves. White male Sprague-Dawley rats used in this study were divided into 6 groups: normal control and negative control groups, both given 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose; the positive control group that was given glucosamine and chondroitin suspension (486 mg/200 g B...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439220/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-transferrin-saturation-in-the-caliper-cohort-of-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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Victoria Higgins, Man Khun Chan, Khosrow Adeli
BACKGROUND: Transferrin saturation reference intervals specific for age and sex have not been previously reported for the pediatric population. The reference values for transferrin saturation have been previously reported to be lower in children compared to adults, caused by a combination of low serum iron and high serum transferrin levels in children, warranting specific reference intervals. Here we use the original iron and transferrin data from the CALIPER cohort to establish age- and sex-specific pediatric reference intervals for transferrin saturation...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439218/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-biochemical-markers-gaps-and-challenges-recent-national-initiatives-and-future-perspectives
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Houman Tahmasebi, Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Dorothy Truong, Nicole M A White-Al Habeeb, Khosrow Adeli
Reference intervals provide valuable information to medical practitioners in their interpretation of quantitative laboratory test results, and are critical in the assessment of patient health and in clinical decision-making. The reference interval serves as a health-associated benchmark with which to compare an individual test result. While the concept of reference intervals and their utility appear straightforward, the process of establishing accurate and reliable reference intervals is considerably complex and involved...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439217/pediatric-metabolic-syndrome-pathophysiology-and-laboratory-assessment
#5
Victoria Higgins, Khosrow Adeli
Pediatric overweight and obesity is an emerging public health priority as rates have rapidly increased worldwide. Obesity is often clustered with other metabolic abnormalities including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance, leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This cluster of risk factors, termed the metabolic syndrome, has traditionally been reported in adults. However, with the increased prevalence of pediatric obesity, the metabolic syndrome is now evident in children and adolescents...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431577/dichloroacetic-acid-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-male-rats-and-the-protective-effect-of-date-fruit-extract
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Amira El Arem, Lamia Lahouar, Emna Behija Saafi, Amira Thouri, Fatma Ghrairi, Zohra Houas, Fadoua Neffati, Lotfi Achour
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of aqueous date extract (ADE) against the dichloroacetic acid (DCA)-induced testicular injury in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups of eight: group I served as the control; group II was given ADE (4 ml/kg) by gavage; groups III and IV received DCA at 0.5 and 2 g/L drinking water, respectively; and groups V and VI received DCA at 0.5 and 2 g/L drinking water, respectively, before ADE administration...
April 22, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429533/impact-of-adverse-drug-events-and-treatment-satisfaction-on-patient-adherence-with-antihypertensive-medication-a-study-in-ambulatory-patients
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Derbew Fikadu Berhe, Katja Taxis, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Afework Mulugeta, Yewondwossen Tadesse Mengistu, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Peter G M Mol
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of adverse drug events (ADEs) and treatment satisfaction on antihypertensive medication adherence. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in six public hospitals in Ethiopia. We included adult ambulatory patients on antihypertensive medication. Adherence was measured with the 8-point Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), categorized in low (0-5), medium (6-7), and high (=8) adherence. Treatment satisfaction was measured using the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM) version 1...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422757/cross-reactive-dengue-human-monoclonal-antibody-prevents-severe-pathologies-and-death-from-zika-virus-infections
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Yiu-Wing Kam, Cheryl Yi-Pin Lee, Teck-Hui Teo, Shanshan W Howland, Siti Naqiah Amrun, Fok-Moon Lum, Peter See, Nicholas Qing-Rong Kng, Roland G Huber, Mei-Hui Xu, Heng-Liang Tan, Andre Choo, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Florent Ginhoux, Katja Fink, Cheng-I Wang, Lisa F P Ng, Laurent Rénia
Zika virus (ZIKV) infections have been linked with neurological complications and congenital Zika syndrome. Given the high level of homology between ZIKV and the related flavivirus dengue virus (DENV), we investigated the level of cross-reactivity with ZIKV using a panel of DENV human mAbs. A majority of the mAbs showed binding to ZIKV virions, with several exhibiting neutralizing capacities against ZIKV in vitro. Three of the best ZIKV-neutralizing mAbs were found to recognize diverse epitopes on the envelope (E) glycoprotein: the highly conserved fusion-loop peptide, a conformation-specific epitope on the E monomer, and a quaternary epitope on the virion surface...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420120/clinical-outcomes-of-217-patients-with-acute-erythroleukemia-according-to-treatment-type-and-line-a-retrospective-multinational-study
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Antonio M Almeida, Thomas Prebet, Raphael Itzykson, Fernando Ramos, Haifa Al-Ali, Jamile Shammo, Ricardo Pinto, Luca Maurillo, Jaime Wetzel, Pellegrino Musto, Arjan A Van De Loosdrecht, Maria Joao Costa, Susana Esteves, Sonja Burgstaller, Reinhard Stauder, Eva M Autzinger, Alois Lang, Peter Krippl, Dietmar Geissler, Jose Francisco Falantes, Carmen Pedro, Joan Bargay, Guillermo Deben, Ana Garrido, Santiago Bonanad, Maria Diez-Campelo, Sylvain Thepot, Lionel Ades, Wolfgang R Sperr, Peter Valent, Pierre Fenaux, Mikkael A Sekeres, Richard Greil, Lisa Pleyer
Acute erythroleukemia (AEL) is a rare disease typically associated with a poor prognosis. The median survival ranges between 3-9 months from initial diagnosis. Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) have been shown to prolong survival in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and AML, but there is limited data of their efficacy in AEL. We collected data from 210 AEL patients treated at 28 international sites. Overall survival (OS) and PFS were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method and the log-rank test was used for subgroup comparisons...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417327/influence-of-land-use-and-land-cover-on-the-spatial-variability-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-multiple-aquatic-environments
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Shatrughan Singh, Padmanava Dash, Saurav Silwal, Gary Feng, Ardeshir Adeli, Robert J Moorhead
Water quality of lakes, estuaries, and coastal areas serves as an indicator of the overall health of aquatic ecosystems as well as the health of the terrestrial ecosystem that drains to the water body. Land use and land cover plays not only a significant role in controlling the quantity of the exported dissolved organic matter (DOM) but also influences the quality of DOM via various biogeochemical and biodegradation processes. We examined the characteristics and spatial distribution of DOM in five major lakes, in an estuary, and in the coastal waters of the Mississippi, USA, and investigated the influence of the land use and land cover of their watersheds on the DOM composition...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416989/immediate-breast-reconstruction-of-a-nipple-areolar-lumpectomy-defect-with-the-l-flap-skin-paddle-breast-reduction-design-and-contralateral-reduction-mammoplasty-symmetry-procedure-optimizing-the-oncoplastic-surgery-multispecialty-approach
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Mitchell Buller, Adee Heiman, Jared Davis, Thomas J Lee, Nicolás Ajkay, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Objective: We describe a modification of the inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty for oncoplastic reconstruction of a central tumor defect. Our technique involved a deepithelialized L-shaped medial inferior based flap with removal of lateral breast tissue after central lumpectomy with a contralateral Wise-pattern mastopexy with inferior pedicle for symmetry. This technique is ideal for patients with large, ptotic breasts that desire breast conservation with immediate reconstruction. Methods: A 47-year-old woman with size 38 DD breasts presented with a palpable 2-cm subareolar mass of the left breast...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414479/group-education-sessions-for-women-veterans-who-experienced-sexual-violence-qualitative-findings
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Joanna Dognin, Erica Sedlander, Melanie Jay, Veronica Ades
INTRODUCTION: The impact of sexual violence (SV) on mental health, self-care, and interpersonal relationships is profound and poses special challenges to health care delivery. Reproductive health care merits special attention because the care required may be linked to reminders of past abuse. We explored facilitators and barriers affecting the use of reproductive health services among women veterans with a history of SV. METHOD: Between June and September 2015, we conducted 2 focus groups and 3 general education sessions with 27 female veterans with a history of SV at 1 medical center...
April 17, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414133/complexity-of-weighted-graph-a-new-technique-to-investigate-structural-complexity-of-brain-activities-with-applications-to-aging-and-autism
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Mehran Ahmadlou, Hojjat Adeli
In recent years complexity of the brain structure in healthy and disordered subjects has been studied increasingly. But to the best of the authors' knowledge, researchers so far have investigated the structural complexity only in the context of two restricted networks known as Small-World and Scale-free networks; whereas other aspects of the structural complexity of brain activities may be affected by aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as the Alzheimer's disease and autism spectrum disorder. In this study, two general complexity metrics of graphs, Graph Index Complexity and Offdiagonal Complexity are proposed as general measures of complexity, not restricted to SWN only...
April 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414064/obesity-in-coronary-heart-disease-an-unaddressed-behavioral-risk-factor
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Philip A Ades, Patrick D Savage
Obesity is an independent risk factor for the development and progression of coronary heart disease (CHD). Over 80% of patients with CHD are overweight or obese. While obesity is often considered a relatively "minor" CHD risk factor, weight loss is a broadly effective risk-factor intervention. Weight loss can profoundly influence a number of "major" risk factors including: hypertension, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes mellitus. Despite its prominence as a risk factor most cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs do not have a specific, targeted intervention to assist patients with weight loss...
April 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412029/what-s-in-a-side-effect-the-association-between-pulmonary-vasodilator-adverse-drug-events-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Peter J Leary, Suhyun Kang, Todd M Kolb, Bradley A Maron, David D Ralph, Youlan Rao, Ryan J Tedford, Roham T Zamanian
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) with pulmonary vasodilator use in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are common. ADEs may contribute to worse quality of life; however, their relationship to prognosis is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine whether common ADEs after initiating subcutaneous treprostinil were associated with prognosis in PAH. METHODS: We assembled a retrospective cohort of participants from four clinical trials of treprostinil for PAH, including 908 participants who received subcutaneous treprostinil and 243 who received placebo at the time ADEs were ascertained...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411062/incidence-and-characteristics-of-positive-pressure-ventilation-delivered-to-newborns-in-a-us-tertiary-academic-hospital
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Dana E Niles, Courtney Cines, Elena Insley, Elizabeth E Foglia, Okan U Elci, Christiane Skåre, Theresa Olasveengen, Anne Ades, Michael Posencheg, Vinay M Nadkarni, Jo Kramer-Johansen
INTRODUCTION: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines recommend positive pressure ventilation (PPV) in the first 60s of life to support perinatal transition in non-breathing newborns. Our aim was to describe the incidence and characteristics of newborn PPV using real-time observation in the delivery unit. METHODS: Prospective, observational, quality improvement study conducted at a tertiary academic hospital. Deliveries during randomized weekday/evening 8-h shifts were attended by a trained observer...
April 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409758/improving-neonatal-intubation-safety-a-journey-of-a-thousand-miles
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T Sawyer, E E Foglia, L Dupree Hatch, A Moussa, A Ades, L Johnston, A Nishisaki
Neonatal intubation is one of the most common procedures performed by neonatologists, however, the procedure is extremely difficult, and high risk. Neonates who endure the procedure often experience adverse events, including bradycardia and severe oxygen desaturations. Because of low first attempt success rates, neonates are often subjected to multiple intubation attempts before the endotracheal tube is successfully placed. These factors conspire to make intubation one of the most dangerous procedures in neonatal medicine...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408437/the-myc-mrna-3-utr-couples-rna-polymerase-ii-function-to-glutamine-and-ribonucleotide-levels
#18
Francesca R Dejure, Nadine Royla, Steffi Herold, Jacqueline Kalb, Susanne Walz, Carsten P Ade, Guido Mastrobuoni, Jens T Vanselow, Andreas Schlosser, Elmar Wolf, Stefan Kempa, Martin Eilers
Deregulated expression of MYC enhances glutamine utilization and renders cell survival dependent on glutamine, inducing "glutamine addiction". Surprisingly, colon cancer cells that express high levels of MYC due to WNT pathway mutations are not glutamine-addicted but undergo a reversible cell cycle arrest upon glutamine deprivation. We show here that glutamine deprivation suppresses translation of endogenous MYC via the 3'-UTR of the MYC mRNA, enabling escape from apoptosis. This regulation is mediated by glutamine-dependent changes in adenosine-nucleotide levels...
April 13, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407310/totally-implantable-hearing-system-five-year-hearing-results
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Jack A Shohet, Eric M Kraus, Peter J Catalano, Elizabeth Toh
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: 1) To provide long-term hearing outcome measures of a totally implantable hearing system (implant) and compare to the baseline unaided (BLU) and baseline aided (BLA) conditions, and 2) discuss relevant safety measures. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, single-subject-as-own-control design. METHODS: Fifty-one subjects with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss were implanted between 2008 and 2009 and enrolled in this postmarket approval study in the setting of private and hospital-based practices...
April 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406055/graph-theory-and-brain-connectivity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jon delEtoile, Hojjat Adeli
This article presents a review of recent advances in neuroscience research in the specific area of brain connectivity as a potential biomarker of Alzheimer's disease with a focus on the application of graph theory. The review will begin with a brief overview of connectivity and graph theory. Then resent advances in connectivity as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease will be presented and analyzed.
April 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
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