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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232762/review-article-best-practice-management-of-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department-part-1-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Low back pain (LBP) is a common presentation to the ED, and a frequent cause of disability globally. The ED management is often associated with high rates of imaging, misuse and overuse of pharmacology and subsequent financial implications. Given this, improved quality of care for patients with LBP in ED is essential. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of LBP in the ED. PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2015...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232675/evaluation-of-novel-anticaries-adhesive-in-a-secondary-caries-animal-model
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Tianmu Wu, Bolei Li, Xuedong Zhou, Yao Hu, Huajin Zhang, Yingkang Huang, Hockin H K Xu, Qiang Guo, Mingyun Li, Mingye Feng, Xian Peng, Michael D Weir, Lei Cheng, Biao Ren
We investigated the anticaries properties of an adhesive containing dimethylaminododecyl methacrylate (DMADDM) in vivo via a secondary caries animal model. Cavities were prepared in the maxillary first molars of Wistar rats. DMADDM-containing adhesives were applied on one side and commercial adhesives on the opposite side as a control. After a 3-week feeding period to induce secondary caries, the molars were harvested for the evaluation of the secondary caries. Lesion depth (LD) and mineral loss (ML) were measured via a micro-CT method, and a modified Keyes scoring method yielded scores for the caries lesions...
December 13, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232593/improvement-of-the-association-between-self-reported-pill-count-and-varenicline-levels-following-exclusion-of-participants-with-misreported-pill-count-a-commentary-on-peng-et-al-2017
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Annie R Peng, Bernard Le Foll, Mark Morales, Caryn Lerman, Robert Schnoll, Rachel F Tyndale
INTRODUCTION: We previously reported poor associations between salivary varenicline and pill counts, and a substantial overestimation of adherence by pill counts in "Measures and predictors of varenicline adherence in the treatment of nicotine dependence" (Peng et al., 2017). We have since conducted supplementary analyses characterizing, and then excluding, individuals with established inaccurate pill count recall. METHODS: Based on published varenicline pharmacokinetics (including drug levels, and the long half-life) and our detection limits, conservatively we should be able to detect varenicline in anyone who took at least one pill during the 48h prior to saliva collection; thus, those reporting 1 or more pills in this time frame but who had undetectable salivary varenicline were deemed to have inaccurate pill count recall...
December 2, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232563/immunologic-burden-links-periodontitis-to-acute-coronary-syndrome
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John M Liljestrand, Susanna Paju, Milla Pietiäinen, Kåre Buhlin, G Rutger Persson, Markku S Nieminen, Juha Sinisalo, Päivi Mäntylä, Pirkko J Pussinen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Periodontitis, a common polymicrobial inflammatory disease in the tooth supporting tissues, is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. One of the proposed underlying mechanisms is the systemic immune response to periodontal infection. We studied how serum antibodies against seven periodontal pathogens and their subgingival levels associate with each other, periodontitis, and coronary artery disease. METHODS: The Parogene cohort included 505 Finnish patients (mean age 63 y) who underwent coronary angiography, and clinical and radiographic oral examinations...
December 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232522/molecular-analysis-of-anthocyanin-related-genes-in-ornamental-cabbage
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Si-Won Jin, Md Abdur Rahim, Hoy-Taek Kim, Jong-In Park, Jong-Goo Kang, Ill-Sup Nou
Ornamental cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a winter-grown and important decorative plant of the Brassicaceae family, which displays an exceptional coloration in the central leaves of the rosette. Anthocyanins are the key determinant of the red, purple and blue colors of vegetative and reproductive parts of many plant species including ornamental cabbage. Total anthocyanin content was measured spectrophotometrically and the highest anthocyanin content detected in the red followed by light-red and white ornamental cabbage lines...
December 12, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232370/spatio-temporal-variations-of-conservation-hotspots-based-on-ecosystem-services-in-xishuangbanna-southwest-china
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Shiliang Liu, Yijie Yin, Fangyan Cheng, Xiaoyun Hou, Shikui Dong, Xue Wu
Integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) has been viewed as an appropriate approach to identifying conservation priorities. Taking Xishuangbanna tropical region in Southwest China, different BESs (habitat quality [used as a proxy for biodiversity], carbon storage, and water yield) were quantified using the InVEST model and conservation hotspots from 1976, 1990, and 2010 were identified by overlapping and ranking the service layers. Results showed that BESs areas were unevenly distributed. High habitat quality and carbon storage areas located in the eastern part of the region were mainly occupied by broad-leaved forest, while high water yield areas were covered by grassland and tropical forests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232365/monitoring-compliance-with-standards-of-care-for-chronic-diseases-using-healthcare-administrative-databases-in-italy-strengths-and-limitations
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Rosa Gini, Martijn J Schuemie, Alessandro Pasqua, Emanuele Carlini, Francesco Profili, Iacopo Cricelli, Patrizio Dazzi, Valentina Barletta, Paolo Francesconi, Francesco Lapi, Andrea Donatini, Giulia Dal Co, Modesta Visca, Mariadonata Bellentani, Miriam Sturkenboom, Niek Klazinga
BACKGROUND: A recent comprehensive report on healthcare quality in Italy published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommended that regular monitoring of quality of primary care by means of compliance with standards of care for chronic diseases is performed. A previous ecological study demonstrated that compliance with standards of care could be reliably estimated on regional level using administrative databases. This study compares estimates based on administrative data with estimates based on GP records for the same persons, to understand whether ecological fallacy played a role in the results of the previous study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232301/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-the-learning-curve
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Avi Goodman, Marijan Koprivanac, Marta Kelava, Stephanie L Mick, A Marc Gillinov, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Anna Brzezinski, Eugene H Blackstone, Tomislav Mihaljevic
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of robotic mitral valve surgery has been slow, likely in part because of its perceived technical complexity and a poorly understood learning curve. We sought to correlate changes in technical performance and outcome with surgeon experience in the "learning curve" part of our series. METHODS: From 2006 to 2011, two surgeons undertook robotically assisted mitral valve repair in 458 patients (intent-to-treat); 404 procedures were completed entirely robotically (as-treated)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232071/claims-procedure-for-plans-providing-disability-benefits-90-day-delay-of-applicability-date-final-rule-delay-of-applicability-date
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This document delays for ninety (90) days--through April 1, 2018--the applicability of a final rule amending the claims procedure requirements applicable to ERISA-covered employee benefit plans that provide disability benefits (Final Rule). The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2016, became effective on January 18, 2017, and was scheduled to become applicable on January 1, 2018. The delay announced in this document is necessary to enable the Department of Labor to carefully consider comments and data as part of its effort, pursuant to Executive Order 13777, to examine regulatory alternatives that meet its objectives of ensuring the full and fair review of disability benefit claims while not imposing unnecessary costs and adverse consequences...
November 29, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232056/associations-between-laterality-of-orofacial-clefts-and-medical-and-academic-outcomes
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Emily R Gallagher, Babette Siebold, Brent R Collett, Timothy C Cox, Verena Aziz, Michael L Cunningham
Patients with oral clefts have an increased risk of other malformations, syndromes, and lower academic performance in school. Few studies have investigated if laterality of clefts is associated with medical and academic outcomes. Oral clefts have nonrandom laterality, with left-sided clefts occurring approximately twice as often as right-sided clefts. Using a retrospective study design, we examined potential associations of cleft attributes and outcomes in patients with cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) born in 2003-2010 who were treated at the Seattle Children's Craniofacial Center...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232024/myocardial-perfusion-reserve-index-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Richard M Friesen, Michal Schäfer, Pei-Ni Jone, Nana Appiawiah, Daniel Vargas, Brian Fonseca, Michael V DiMaria, Uyen Truong, LaDonna Malone, Lorna P Browne
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery lesions in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) can impair myocardial perfusion, yet evaluation of perfusion defects by cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) in children is often qualitative. PURPOSE: In this study we aimed to use a quantitative method of myocardial perfusion using stress cardiac MR-derived myocardial perfusion reserve index (MPRI) in children with KD and compare MPRI with ventricular mechanical performance evaluated by cardiac MR strain analysis...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231994/nes1-klk10-promotes-trastuzumab-resistance-via-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-gastric-cancer
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Laiqin Tang, Zhiguo Long, Guangjia Feng, Xianzhi Guo, Minghua Yu
Trastuzumab, a humanized antibody targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), exhibits remarkable therapeutic efficacy against HER2-positive gastric cancer. Acquired resistance to trastuzumab remains a barrier to patient survival and the mechanisms underlying this are still not well understood. The normal epithelial cell-specific-1 (NES1) gene, also named as KLK10, is recognized as a potential therapeutic target for reversing trastuzumab resistance. The aim of this study was to explore the potential role of KLK10 in trastuzumab resistance (TR) gastric cancer cells...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231748/relationship-between-patient-copayments-in-medicare-part-d-and-vaccination-claim-status-for-herpes-zoster-and-tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis
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Songkai Yan, Maral DerSarkissian, Rachel H Bhak, Patrick Lefebvre, Mei Sheng Duh, Girishanthy Krishnarajah
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between copay amount and vaccination claim submission status for tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and herpes zoster (GSK study identifier: HO-14-14319). METHODS: Retrospective analyses were performed using vaccination administrative claims data in patients aged ≥65 years with ≥1 claim for Tdap or zoster vaccines between 2012-2014. To avoid confounding by other financial responsibility, analyses were conducted among patients in the copayment phase of insurance...
December 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231000/time-dependent-expression-of-mt1a-mrna-and-mt2a-mrna-in-the-contused-skeletal-muscle-of-rats
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H L Fan, S F Liu, J H Sun, Y Y Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the time-dependent expression of metallothionein (MT) 1A mRNA and MT2A mRNA in contused skeletal muscle of rats. METHODS: A total of 54 Sprague-Dawley rats were used in this study. The rats were divided into two parts: control group (n=6) and contusion groups (0.5, 1, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 h after contusion, n=6). Total RNA was extracted from skeletal muscle. The expression levels of MT1A mRNA and MT2A mRNA were detected by SYBR Green I real-time PCR...
February 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230965/prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-cachexia-by-acvr2b-ligand-blocking-has-different-effects-on-heart-and-skeletal-muscle
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Juha J Hulmi, Tuuli A Nissinen, Markus Räsänen, Joni Degerman, Juulia H Lautaoja, Karthik Amudhala Hemanthakumar, Janne T Backman, Olli Ritvos, Mika Silvennoinen, Riikka Kivelä
BACKGROUND: Toxicity of chemotherapy on skeletal muscles and the heart may significantly contribute to cancer cachexia, mortality, and decreased quality of life. Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective cytostatic agent, which unfortunately has toxic effects on many healthy tissues. Blocking of activin receptor type IIB (ACVR2B) ligands is an often used strategy to prevent skeletal muscle loss, but its effects on the heart are relatively unknown. METHODS: The effects of DOX treatment with or without pre-treatment with soluble ACVR2B-Fc (sACVR2B-Fc) were investigated...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230915/periapical-infection-may-affect-birth-outcomes-via-systemic-inflammation
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U Harjunmaa, R Doyle, J Järnstedt, S Kamiza, J M Jorgensen, C P Stewart, L Shaw, L Hallamaa, U Ashorn, N Klein, K G Dewey, K Maleta, P Ashorn
OBJECTIVES: Maternal dental periapical infections are associated with preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction. This study investigates if the association is mediated through bacterial spread from periapical lesions to placenta (direct pathway) or systemic inflammatory reaction (indirect pathway). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared birth outcomes in Malawian mothers with and without periapical infection. As markers of a direct pathway, we identified placental bacteria using a 16S rDNA approach, and assessed histological evidence of inflammation in the placenta and amniotic membranes...
December 12, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230718/anemhupehins-a-c-podocarpane-diterpenoids-from-anemone-hupehensis
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Xing Yu, Kai-Ting Duan, Zhen-Xiong Wang, He-Ping Chen, Xiao-Qing Gan, Rong Huang, Zheng-Hui Li, Tao Feng, Ji-Kai Liu
Three new podocarpane diterpenoids, namely anemhupehins A-C (1-3), together with four known analogues (4-7), have been isolated from aerial parts of Anemone hupehensis. Their structures were characterized based on extensive spectroscopic data. Compounds 1 and 4 showed certain cytotoxicities against human cancer cell lines.
December 11, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230716/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-spray-formulation-containing-visnadine-in-women-self-reporting-sexual-symptoms-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
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R Bernorio, S Piloni, G Mori, A Prunas, D Bosoni, R E Nappi
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, was to evaluate both the efficacy and the tolerability of a formulation for vulvar application containing Visnadine, a natural extractive substance with vasoactive properties, (ReFeel® spray, IDI Integratori Dietetici Italiani S.r.l., Italy) in women self-reporting sexual symptoms. METHODS: Sixty women (age range 18-60 years) volunteered to test the product against placebo (PL): Two puffs in the vulvar area, 10 min before sexual stimulation, for 30 days and for a minimum of six times...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230691/beta-blocker-use-in-pregnancy-and-risk-of-specific-congenital-anomalies-a-european-case-malformed-control-study
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Jorieke E H Bergman, L Renée Lutke, Rijk O B Gans, Marie-Claude Addor, Ingeborg Barisic, Clara Cavero-Carbonell, Ester Garne, Miriam Gatt, Kari Klungsoyr, Nathalie Lelong, Catherine Lynch, Olatz Mokoroa, Vera Nelen, Amanda J Neville, Anna Pierini, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Anke Rissmann, David Tucker, Awi Wiesel, Helen Dolk, Maria Loane, Marian K Bakker
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic hypertension is increasing in pregnant women. Beta-blockers are among the most prevalent anti-hypertensive agents used in early pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether first-trimester use of beta-blockers increases the risk of specific congenital anomalies in offspring. METHODS: A population-based case-malformed control study was conducted in 117,122 registrations of congenital anomalies from 17 European Concerted Action on Congenital Anomalies and Twins (EUROCAT) registries participating in EUROmediCAT with data for all or part of the period between 1995 and 2013...
December 11, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230664/cd14-%C3%A2-hla-dr-low-mdscs-are-elevated-in-the-periphery-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-and-suppress-autologous-t-cell-proliferation
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Lisa Speigl, Helen Burow, Jithendra Kini Bailur, Nicole Janssen, Christina-Barbara Walter, Graham Pawelec, Christopher Shipp
PURPOSE: Despite the recent expansion in the use of immunotherapy for many cancer types, it is still not a standard treatment for breast cancer. Identifying differences in the immune systems of breast cancer patients compared to healthy women might provide insight into potential targets for immunotherapy and thus may assist its clinical implementation. METHODS: Multi-colour flow cytometry was used to investigate myeloid and lymphoid populations in the peripheral blood of breast cancer patients (n = 40) and in the blood of healthy age-matched women (n = 25)...
December 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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