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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830091/bacteriocins-and-bacteriophage-a-narrow-minded-approach-to-food-and-gut-microbiology
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Susan Mills, R Paul Ross, Colin Hill
Bacteriocins and bacteriophage (phage) are biological tools which exhibit targeted microbial killing, a phenomenon which until recently was seen as a major drawback for their use as antimicrobial agents. However, in an age when the deleterious consequences of broad-spectrum antibiotics on human health have become apparent, there is an urgent need to develop narrow-spectrum substitutes. Indeed, disruption of the microbial communities which exist on and in our bodies can generate immediate and long-term negative effects and this is particularly borne out in the gut microbiota community whose disruption has been linked to a number of disorders reaching as far as the brain...
August 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829911/chemoradiotherapy-versus-chemoradiotherapy-plus-surgery-for-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Balamurugan A Vellayappan, Yu Yang Soon, Geoffrey Y Ku, Cheng Nang Leong, Jiade J Lu, Jeremy Cs Tey
BACKGROUND: Please see Appendix 4 for a glossary of terms.The outcome of patients with esophageal cancer is generally poor. Although multimodal therapy is standard, there is conflicting evidence regarding the addition of esophagectomy to chemoradiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness and safety of chemoradiotherapy plus surgery with that of chemoradiotherapy alone in people with nonmetastatic esophageal carcinoma. SEARCH METHODS: We performed a computerized search for relevant studies, up to Feburary 2017, on the CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase databases using MeSH headings and keywords...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829910/oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain
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REVIEW
Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
BACKGROUND: Many people with cancer experience moderate to severe pain that requires treatment with strong opioids, such as oxycodone and morphine. Strong opioids are, however, not effective for pain in all people, neither are they well-tolerated by all people. The aim of this review was to assess whether oxycodone is associated with better pain relief and tolerability than other analgesic options for adults with cancer pain. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2015, Issue 2 on oxycodone for cancer-related pain...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829801/evaluating-quality-management-systems-for-hiv-rapid-testing-services-in-primary-healthcare-clinics-in-rural-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Ziningi Jaya, Paul K Drain, Tivani P Mashamba-Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Rapid HIV tests have improved access to HIV diagnosis and treatment by providing quick and convenient testing in rural clinics and resource-limited settings. In this study, we evaluated the quality management system for voluntary and provider-initiated point-of-care HIV testing in primary healthcare (PHC) clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a quality assessment audit in eleven PHC clinics that offer voluntary HIV testing and counselling in rural KZN, South Africa from August 2015 to October 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828517/impact-of-abdominal-wall-hernias-and-repair-on-patient-quality-of-life
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Deepa V Cherla, Maya L Moses, Cristina P Viso, Julie L Holihan, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, Lillian S Kao, Tien C Ko, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: The modified Activities Assessment Scale (AAS) is a 13-question abdominal wall quality of life (AW-QOL) survey validated in patients undergoing ventral hernia repair (VHR). No studies have assessed AW-QOL among individuals without abdominal wall pathology. The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of the modified AAS and its implications for the threshold at which VHR should be offered also remain unknown. Our objectives were to (1) establish the AW-QOL of patients with a clinical abdominal wall hernia versus those with no hernia, (2) determine the MCID of the modified AAS, and (3) identify the baseline quality of life (QOL) score at which patients derive little clinical benefit from VHR...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828479/development-and-validation-of-a-tool-to-identify-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-at-high-risk-of-hypoglycemia-related-emergency-department-or-hospital-use
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Andrew J Karter, E Margaret Warton, Kasia J Lipska, James D Ralston, Howard H Moffet, Geoffrey G Jackson, Elbert S Huang, Donald R Miller
Importance: Hypoglycemia-related emergency department (ED) or hospital use among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is clinically significant and possibly preventable. Objective: To develop and validate a tool to categorize risk of hypoglycemic-related utilization in patients with T2D. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using recursive partitioning with a split-sample design, we created a classification tree based on potential predictors of hypoglycemia-related ED or hospital use...
August 21, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828355/efficacy-and-safety-of-silodosin-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-elderly-men-taking-antihypertensive-medications
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Woo Suk Choi, Min Chul Cho, Jeong Woo Lee, Sang Hoon Song, Jin Kyu Oh, Sang Wook Lee, Sung Yong Cho, Jae Young Park
BACKGROUND: Both hypertension and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common conditions in the elderly population. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of silodosin in the treatment of LUTS in elderly men who were taking antihypertensive medications. METHODS: This is an observational study which collected the medical records of patients who started silodosin medication for their LUTS between April 2015 and December 2015. Inclusion criteria were age ≥ 65 years, currently taking antihypertensive medication, and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥ 8...
September 2017: Prostate International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828219/long-term-safety-and-effectiveness-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-infusion
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Oriol De Fabregues, Joan Dot, Monder Abu-Suboh, Jorge Hernández-Vara, Alex Ferré, Odile Romero, Marta Ibarria, José Luis Seoane, Nuria Raguer, Carolina Puiggros, Maria Rosa Gómez, Manuel Quintana, Josep Ramon Armengol, José Alvarez-Sabín
INTRODUCTION: Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) infusion has demonstrated to improve motor fluctuations. The aim of this study is to assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of LCIG infusion in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with motor fluctuations and its effect in nonmotor symptoms. METHODS: Adverse events (AE) and their management, clinical motor, and nonmotor aspects were assessed up to 10 years. Thirty-seven patients were treated with LGIC; in three subsets of patients, specific batteries of tests were used to assess cognitive and behavior assessment for 6 months, quality of sleep for 6 months, and quality of life and caregiver burden for 1 year...
August 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827252/safety-of-ceftriaxone-in-paediatrics-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Linan Zeng, Imti Choonara, Lingli Zhang, Song Xue, Zhe Chen, Miaomiao He
INTRODUCTION: Ceftriaxone is widely used in children in the treatment of sepsis. However, concerns have been raised about the safety of ceftriaxone, especially in young children. The aim of this review is to systematically evaluate the safety of ceftriaxone in children of all age groups. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, CINAHL, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts and adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring systems will be systematically searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, case series and case reports evaluating the safety of ceftriaxone in children...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826981/operation-and-organization-of-ambulatory-surgery-in-france-results-of-a-nationwide-survey-the-opera-study
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Marc Beaussier, Pierre Albaladejo, Didier Sciard, Laurent Jouffroy, Dan Benhamou, Claude Ecoffey, Frederic Aubrun
Operation and organization of ambulatory surgical activity in France remains largely undocumented. Because organizational processes are a major determinant of the quality of care and patient safety, this could appear in contrast with the strong encouragement by French authorities to physicians and hospitals to further develop surgery in an ambulatory setting. This nationwide observational prospective survey, carried out between December 2013 and December 2014, was undertaken to characterize the organizational processes of ambulatory surgery in France...
August 4, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826891/traditional-uses-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-genus-cimicifuga-a-review
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REVIEW
Yaqing Guo, Tong Yin, Xiaoming Wang, Fan Zhang, Guixiang Pan, Hong Lv, Xianrui Wang, John Owoicho Orgah, Yan Zhu, Honghua Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants of the genus Cimicifuga have long been used as an ethnomedicine in China, Europe, and North America for its high medicinal value and health benefits. Their dried rhizomes are widely used for treating wind-heat headache, toothache, aphtha, sore throat, measles, spot poison, archoptosis, and uterine prolapse. In addition, it is used as a dietary supplement for preventing women menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis. AIM OF THE REVIEW: This paper aims to provide up-to-date information on the genus Cimicifuga, including botanical characterization, medicinal resources, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemistry, quality control, pharmacological research as well as the toxicology...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822904/the-effect-of-age-and-length-of-gonadotropin-stimulation-on-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-of-holstein-calf-oocytes
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Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Werner Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Paulo R da Rosa, Matheus P De Cesaro, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Hernan Baldassarre, Vilceu Bordignon
The use of oocytes recovered from prepubertal donors for in vitro embryo production has great potential for accelerating the rate of genetic gain in the dairy industry. However, these oocytes are known to be less developmentally competent than those from adult donors. In this study, we investigated the effect of age and gonadotropin stimulation in Holstein heifers subjected to oocyte collection every two weeks between 2 and 6 months of age. In order to assess the effect of gonadotropin stimulation, animals were subjected to one of three treatments, namely Short (ST; 36-42 h), Long (LT; ≥72 h) and No Treatment (NT) prior to laparoscopic ovum pick-up (LOPU)...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822841/the-effciency-and-safety-of-tvt-abbrevo-versus-tvt-exact-in-the-normal-weight-and-overweight-patients-affected-by-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Yi Sun, Deyi Luo, Lu Yang, Xin Wei, Cai Tang, Mei Chen, Hong Shen, Qiang Wei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the compare efficacy between the two differernt slings in normal weight and overweight women. METHODS: There were 426 women, 220 women (119 normal weight and 101 overweight) accepted the TVT-A and 206 womens (141 normal weight and 92 overweight) accepted the TVT-E procedure. Data collected contained the subjectively efficiency, objectively efficiency, Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF), Incontinence Quality Of Life questionnaire (I-QOL), Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire short form (PFIQ-7), Urogenital Distress Inventory short form (UDI-6) and (Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire short form) PISQ-12 at the 36 months after the surgery...
August 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822781/inpatient-versus-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-at-home-for-acute-infections-in-children-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Penelope A Bryant, Naomi T Katz
Inpatient management is necessary in many situations, but medical and allied-health treatments are increasingly being used on an outpatient basis to allow patients who would traditionally have been admitted to hospital to remain at home. Home-based clinical management has many potential benefits, including reduced hospital-acquired infections, cost savings, and patient and family satisfaction. Studies in adults provide evidence for the benefits of home-based versus hospital-based intravenous antibiotics, but few studies inform practice in home-based intravenous antibiotic therapy for children...
August 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822680/outcomes-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-octogenarians-meta-analysis-and-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Y Han, S Zhang, J Zhang, C Ji, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis and systematic review aimed to highlight the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to assess safety and effectiveness in patients older than 80 years of age compared with younger patients. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used; quality was appraised, and data were extracted and analysed following the Cochrane collaboration. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched on December 31, 2016...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822431/-expert-advice-on-quality-and-safety-management-of-chinese-human-milk-banking
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August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822350/baclofen-for-alcohol-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang
BACKGROUND: Baclofen shows potential for rapidly reducing symptoms of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in people with alcoholism. Treatment with baclofen is easy to manage and rarely produces euphoria or other pleasant effects, or craving for the drug. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in 2015, Issue 4. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of baclofen for people with AWS. SEARCH METHODS: We updated our searches of the following databases to March 2017: the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL...
August 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822314/a-portable-smart-phone-device-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-e-coli-o157-h7-in-yoghurt-and-egg
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Mohamed Maarouf Ali Zeinhom, Yijia Wang, Yang Song, Mei-Jun Zhu, Yuehe Lin, Dan Du
The detection of E. coli O157:H7 in foods has held the attention of many researchers because of the seriousness attributed to this pathogen. In this study, we present a simple, sensitive, rapid and portable smartphone based fluorescence device for E. coli O157:H7 detection. This field-portable fluorescent imager on the smartphone involves a compact laser-diode-based photosource, a long-pass (LP) thin-film interference filter and a high-quality insert lenses. The design of the device provided a low noise to background imaging system...
August 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822197/-systematic-review-of-kudiezi-injection-drug-safety
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Shan-Shan Gao, Rui-Zhao Cui, Yan-Ming Xie, Xing Liao, Xiao-Yan Gao, Ji-Dong Wang
To systematically evaluate the safety of Kudiezi injection. Databases such as Cochrane library, Medline, EMbase, Web of Science, Clinical Trials, CBM, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang and Chinese Clinical Trial Register were searched to collect the literature on all the study types of Kudiezi injection. Two researchers screened literature, assessed quality and extracted data according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. All studies were assessed by using internationally recognized methodological quality assessment tools or reporting quality evaluation criteria; Meta-analysis of adverse drug reaction/adverse events (ADR/AE) of Kudiezi injection was performed by using Stata 12...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822174/-biological-assay-in-quality-control-of-animal-medicines
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REVIEW
Xuan Wang, Luo-Dan Ouyang, Chun-Mei Dai, Li Ma, Xiao-He Xiao
Animal medicine is a unique part of traditional Chinese medicine. They have strong effects, but their effective compounds are not entirely known. The efficiency and safety of animal medicines can't be effectively controlled by current quality assurance system and evaluation method, which has deeply influenced the development of animal medicines. Biological assay does not focus on efficacy of single component, but directly reflects the pharmacodynamics and safety of animal medicines by biological effect. With the development of biotechnology, many new technologies have emerged, such as biochip and high content analysis...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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