Read by QxMD icon Read

"common cold"

Ying Cheng, Bifeng Gao, Yuhao Jin, Na Xu, Taipin Guo
BACKGROUND: The common cold (CC) is the most common syndromes of infection in human beings, but there is currently no special treatment. For this reason, acupuncture is used to relieve the symptoms of the CC. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy that has been used for over 2000 years to treat various diseases. However, few studies have provided evidence for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the CC. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture on CC periods and its symptoms...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ge Zhou, Hongjian Liu, Minfu He, Mengjia Yue, Ping Gong, Fangyuan Wu, Xuanxuan Li, Yingxin Pang, Xiaodi Yang, Juan Ma, Meitian Liu, Jinghua Li, Xiumin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) and smoking have been reported to be associated with the duration and severity of common cold symptoms. However, few studies have addressed the associations between the frequency of leisure-time exercise, cigarette smoking status and the frequency of the common cold in a cold area. This study was designed to investigate these issues in northeastern China. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included individuals who participated in a regular health examination conducted in Jilin Province, China...
February 27, 2018: BMC Public Health
Thomas J M Kootstra, Suzanne C Wilkens, Mariano E Menendez, David Ring
BACKGROUND: In prior work we demonstrated that patient-rated physician empathy was the strongest driver of patient satisfaction after a visit to an orthopaedic hand surgeon. Data from the primary care setting suggest a positive association between physician empathy and clinical outcomes, including symptoms of the common cold. It is possible that an empathic encounter could make immediate and measureable changes in a patient's mindset, symptoms, and functional limitations. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Comparing patients who rated their physicians as perfectly empathic with those who did not, is there a difference in pre- to postvisit change in Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Upper Extremity Function scores? (2) Do patients who gave their physicians perfectly empathic ratings have a greater decrease in pre- to postvisit change in Pain Intensity, PROMIS Pain Interference, and PROMIS Depression scores? METHODS: Between September 2015 and February 2016, based on the clinic patient flow, 134 new patients were asked to participate in this study...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Chan Lu, Yufeng Miao, Ji Zeng, Wei Jiang, Yong-Ming Shen, Qihong Deng
BACKGROUND: Common cold is a frequent upper respiratory tract infection, but the role of ambient temperature in the infection is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of prenatal exposure to diurnal temperature variation (DTV), the difference between the daily maximal and minimal temperatures, in the risk of common cold in children. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 2598 preschool children in Changsha, China. Occurrence of common cold during the past year was surveyed using questionnaire...
February 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Wahyu Surya, Yan Li, Jaume Torres
Coronaviruses (CoV) cause common colds in humans, but are also responsible for the recent Severe Acute, and Middle East, respiratory syndromes (SARS and MERS, respectively). A promising approach for prevention are live attenuated vaccines (LAVs), some of which target the envelope (E) protein, which is a small membrane protein that forms ion channels. Unfortunately, detailed structural information is still limited for SARS-CoV E, and non-existent for other CoV E proteins. Herein, we report a structural model of a SARS-CoV E construct in LMPG micelles with, for the first time, unequivocal intermolecular NOEs...
February 20, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Jorge Román Corona-Rivera, Lucina Bobadilla-Morales, Alfredo Corona-Rivera, Christian Peña-Padilla, Sandra Olvera-Molina, Miriam A Orozco-Martín, Diana García-Cruz, Izabel M Ríos-Flores, Brian Gabriel Gómez-Rodríguez, Gemma Rivas-Soto, J Jesús Pérez-Molina
We determined the overall prevalence of typical orofacial clefts (OFCs) and the potential risks for nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without palate (NSCL±P) in a University Hospital from west México. For the prevalence, 227 live born infants with typical OFCs were included from a total of 81,193 births occurred during the period 2009 to 2016 at the 'Dr. Juan I. Menchaca' Civil Hospital of Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). To evaluate potential risks, a case-control study was conducted among 420 newborns, including only those 105 patients with NSCL±P (cases), and 315 infants without birth defects (controls)...
February 19, 2018: Congenital Anomalies
Monika E Czerwińska, Marta K Dudek, Karolina A Pawłowska, Anna Pruś, Maria Ziaja, Sebastian Granica
Linden flower is a wildly used plant material among patients in the treatment of common cold symptoms and mucosa inflammations. However, the structure and bioactivity of flavan-3-ol derivatives present in infusions from flowers of Tilia cordata have not been studied so far. The aim of current study was to isolate and identify main procyanidins present in the flowers of small-leaved lime and to evaluate their influence on the inflammatory response of human neutrophils ex vivo. The chemical structure of isolated compounds was established by 1D and 2D NMR experiments...
February 12, 2018: Fitoterapia
J A A S Jayaweera, F Noordeen, S Kothalaweala, F N N Pitchai, M L M Rayes
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hMPV infections in Sri Lanka has not been reported and here we report a case series of hMPV infection in children less than 5 years. Patients with ARTI were included from Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura from March 2013 to August 2014. Indirect fluorescence assay was performed on nasopharyngeal aspirates for the identification of respiratory viruses [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus 1, 2 and 3, influenza A and B and hMPV]. Moreover, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was done to further confirm the hMPV infection...
February 14, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Armando A Durant-Archibold, Ana I Santana, Mahabir P Gupta
ETHNOPHARMACOGICAL RELEVANCE: Piperaceae is the fifth largest family of plants in Panama. This review focuses on the ethnomedical uses of the most prevalent Panamanian species and biological activities of their extracts and/or constituents both in Panama and worldwide. Many species have a plethora of ethnomedical uses such as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-Helicobacter pylori, antiulcer, antiprotozoal, estrogenic, insecticidal, local anesthetic, diuretic, and for women's health conditions...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Helen G Hanstock, Jason P Edwards, Ross Roberts, Neil P Walsh
Tear secretory immunoglobulin-A (SIgA) is a putative biomarker of common-cold risk with potential utility in non-invasive diagnostics. As SIgA secretion at the ocular surface is under strong autonomic control, we investigated the relationship between HR reactivity and tear SIgA responses to novel experiential stress. Thirty-two healthy participants undertook a 60-second zip-line ride to evoke acute stress and a seated-rest control trial in a randomised-crossover design. We recorded heart rate (HR) continuously and collected unstimulated tear samples 5-min-pre-, 2-min-post- and 20-min-post-stress/control...
February 7, 2018: Biological Psychology
Saulo Duarte Passos, Francila Ferreira Maziero, Diego Quilles Antoniassi, Lidiane Trevisan de Souza, Arianna Freire Felix, Eloise Dotta, Monica Ester Orensztejn, Evaldo Marchi, Rosa Estela Gazeta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of caregiver knowledge about respiratory signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) as well as their ability to detect the early warning signs and need for medical assistance in children referred to an emergency service. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire with questions on the perception of the severity of ARI signs and symptoms was applied to caregivers of pediatric patients assisted in the emergency room of a university hospital from August 2011 to May 2012...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Seong-Ryeol Kim, Jae-Hyoung Song, Jae-Hee Ahn, Geun-Shik Lee, Huijeong Ahn, Sung-Il Yoon, Seung Goo Kang, Pyeung-Hyeun Kim, Sang-Min Jeon, Eun-Ji Choi, Sooyoung Shin, Younggil Cha, Sungchan Cho, Dong-Eun Kim, Sun-Young Chang, Hyun-Jeong Ko
Human rhinovirus (HRV) infection causes more than 80% of all common colds and is associated with severe complications in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To identify antiviral drug against HRV infection, we screened 800 FDA-approved drugs and found budesonide as one of the possible drug candidates. Budesonide is a corticosteroid, which is commonly used to prevent exacerbation of asthma and symptoms of common cold. Budesonide specifically protects host cells from cytotoxicity following HRV infection, which depend on the expression of glucocorticoid receptor...
February 1, 2018: Antiviral Research
Ju Ah Lee, Minna Hong, Myeong Soo Lee, Seong Hoon Yoon, Jun-Yong Choi
BACKGROUND: Many people experience the common cold, but there is currently no special treatment. For this reason, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are used to improve the symptoms of the common cold. Blood-letting therapy (BL) is a CAM therapy that has been used for over 2000 years to treat various diseases. However, few studies have provided evidence for the efficacy and safety of BL for the common cold. This study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of BL for the common cold...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sarah N Croft, Erin J Walker, Reena Ghildyal
Human Rhinovirus (HRV) is a pathogen of significant medical importance, being a major cause of upper respiratory tract infections (common colds) as well as causing the majority of virus-induced asthma exacerbations. We investigated whether HRV could modulate apoptosis, an innate antiviral response. Apoptotic signals are generated either extrinsically or intrinsically and are propagated via caspase cascades that lead to cell death, reducing viral replication, which relies on cellular machinery. Using HRV16 infected cells, in combination with chemical inducers and inhibitors of extrinsic apoptosis we show that HRV16 3C protease cleaves a key intermediate in extrinsic apoptosis...
January 25, 2018: Scientific Reports
Hwa-Jung Choi
Objectives: Rhinoviruses (RVs) cause common cold and are associated with exacerbation of chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases. Until now, no clinically effective antiviral chemotherapeutic agents to treat diseases caused by human rhinoviruses (HRVs) have been reported. We assessed the anti-HRV3 activity of sakuranetin isolated from Sorbus commixta Hedl. in human epithelioid carcinoma cervix (HeLa) cells, to evaluate its anti-rhinoviral potential in the clinical setting. Methods: Antiviral activity and cytotoxicity as well as the effect of sakuranetin on HRV3-induced cytopathic effects (CPEs) were evaluated using the sulforhodamine B (SRB) method using CPE reduction...
December 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
Erik J Scully, Sarmi Basnet, Richard W Wrangham, Martin N Muller, Emily Otali, David Hyeroba, Kristine A Grindle, Tressa E Pappas, Melissa Emery Thompson, Zarin Machanda, Kelly E Watters, Ann C Palmenberg, James E Gern, Tony L Goldberg
We describe a lethal respiratory outbreak among wild chimpanzees in Uganda in 2013 for which molecular and epidemiologic analyses implicate human rhinovirus C as the cause. Postmortem samples from an infant chimpanzee yielded near-complete genome sequences throughout the respiratory tract; other pathogens were absent. Epidemiologic modeling estimated the basic reproductive number (R0) for the epidemic as 1.83, consistent with the common cold in humans. Genotyping of 41 chimpanzees and examination of 24 published chimpanzee genomes from subspecies across Africa showed universal homozygosity for the cadherin-related family member 3 CDHR3-Y529 allele, which increases risk for rhinovirus C infection and asthma in human children...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Ryota Hase
A 37-year-old Japanese man experienced fever and headache 8 days after returning to Japan following a 6-month stay in Nigeria. He visited two clinics but was sent home from each with a diagnosis of common cold. He was eventually brought to the emergency department with an altered mental status. Severe P. falciparum malaria was confirmed; his initial parasitemia index was 5.4%. He recovered fully with antimalarial treatment. This case suggests that primary care physicians should obtain recent travel history and consider malaria for any febrile patient who has returned from a malaria-endemic area...
January 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
John H Beigel, Jocelyn Voell, Parag Kumar, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Hua Wu, Jin-An Jiao, Eddie Sullivan, Thomas Luke, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a severe respiratory illness with an overall mortality of 35%. There is no licensed or proven treatment. Passive immunotherapy approaches are being developed to prevent and treat several human medical conditions where alternative therapeutic options are absent. We report the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunised with a MERS coronavirus vaccine...
January 9, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Alejandro Valbuena, Alicia Rodríguez-Huete, Mauricio G Mateu
Emerging studies at the nanoscale on the relationships between the structure, mechanical properties and infectivity of virus particles are revealing important physics-based foundations of virus biology that may have biomedical and nanotechnological applications. Human rhinovirus (HRV) is the major causative agent of common colds leading to important economic losses, and is also associated with more severe diseases. There is renewed interest in developing effective anti-HRV drugs, but none have been approved so far...
January 5, 2018: Nanoscale
Rachida Rafiq, Willemien Thijs, Robert Prein, Renate T de Jongh, Christian Taube, Pieter S Hiemstra, Renée de Mutsert, Martin den Heijer
Vitamin D is hypothesized to have a beneficial effect on lung function and respiratory infections. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations with lung function, airway inflammation and common colds. We performed a cross-sectional analysis in the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity (NEO) study, a population-based cohort study. We included participants with measurements of serum 25(OH)D, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 s (FEV₁), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO ), and data on self-reported common colds ( n = 6138)...
January 3, 2018: Nutrients
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"