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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156868/a-nationwide-evaluation-of-off-label-drug-utilization-in-turkey
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Emine Nur Özdamar, Ahmet Akıcı, Ali Alkan, Banu Bayar, Hakkı Gürsöz
Background/aim: Off-label drug use (OLDU) is under the control of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) in Turkey. It was aimed to investigate demographic and medical features of patients with OLDU applications in Turkey. Materials and methods: A total of 4426 electronic OLDU application records of the TMMDA were evaluated retrospectively. Information regarding patients? demographic characteristics, diagnoses, requested drugs, institutions, and specialties of the physicians were evaluated...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156864/evaluation-of-lipid-profiles-in-patients-treated-with-capecitabine
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Nursel Sürmelioğlu, Semra Paydaş, Yusuf Karataş, Gülşah Seydaoğlu
Background/aim: Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil and has shown significant antitumor activity. The main adverse effects are hand-foot syndrome, diarrhea, and dermatitis. In recent years, hypertriglyceridemia has been reported in patients treated with capecitabine. Dyslipidemia is a rare but important side effect of capecitabine. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in lipid levels during capecitabine treatment and to raise awareness of pharmacovigilance. Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, it was aimed to analyze lipid metabolism after capecitabine treatment and is intended to contribute to the formation of a pharmacoepidemiological database...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156851/cartilage-reinforcement-graft-versus-fascia-graft-in-tympanoplasty
#3
Emre Ocak, Süha Beton, Vedat Taş, Cem Meço
Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to compare cartilage reinforcement graft results with temporalis fascia graft alone in terms of hearing and anatomical outcomes in tympanoplasty. Materials and methods: Patients who underwent tympanoplasty with/without ossiculoplasty and/or mastoidectomy at a university hospital from 2006 through 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were divided into those grafted with temporalis muscle fascia alone and with fascia reinforced with cartilage. The postoperative air bone gap, gain in hearing thresholds, and graft status were evaluated for each group...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156841/efficacy-of-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injections-in-hip-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bei Wu, Yao-Min Li, Yan-Cheng Liu
There is less credible evidence of using of intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) to treat hip osteoarthritis (OA). This study is to determine the therapeutic effects and risk of adverse events of HA administration for hip OA. The MEDLINE, Cochrane of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Clinical Trial Register and EMBASE, were searched for articles published. Eligible studies were limited to trials of HA with a randomized design. A total of six studies were included in this the meta-analysis. The pooled effect size of improved pain scores from pretreatment was -0...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156795/prognostic-evaluation-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Chong Lu, Peng Gao, Yuchong Yang, Xiaowan Chen, Longyi Wang, Dehao Yu, Yongxi Song, Qingzhou Xu, Zhenning Wang
Growing evidence indicates that inflammation plays an important role in cancer progression and prognosis; however, the prognostic role of platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) is unknown. A cohort of 1845 CRC patients from the Department of Surgical Oncology at The First Hospital of China Medical University (CMU-SO) was retrospectively analyzed. Harrell's concordance index (c-index) was used to determine the optimal cut-off value of PLR and evaluate its predictive ability. Our results from CMU-SO indicated that the overall survival (OS) rate was significantly lower in the high-PLR group compared with the low-PLR group (P = 0...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156638/development-of-evidence-based-disease-education-literature-for-pakistani-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Atta Abbas Naqvi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Fatima Zehra, Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad
Rheumatoid arthritis affects 0.5% to 1% of the population globally and is one of the most common causes of disability. Patient education plays a key role in improving treatment outcomes. The purpose of this study was to discuss the process involved in designing an evidence-based disease education literature for rheumatoid arthritis patients of Pakistan in Urdu language with culturally relevant illustrations. A study was conducted to develop disease education literature using Delphi consensus, content validity, and patient feedback...
November 20, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156582/in-memoriam-paolo-cappa
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EDITORIAL
Eduardo Palermo, Stefano Rossi, Fabrizio Patanè, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri
Prof. Paolo Cappa passed away on 26 August 2016, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Paolo Cappa was a Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and Experimental Biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, where he had also served as the Head of the Department, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. During his intense, yet short, career, he made several significant scientific contributions within the discipline of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, pioneering fundamental applications to Biomechanics...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156450/current-indications-and-outcome-of-pulmonary-resections-of-tuberculosis-complications-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Mudasiru A Salami, Arinola A Sanusi, Victor O Adegboye
OBJECTIVES: To review the current indications and outcome of pulmonary resections for tuberculosis (TB) at the Cardiothoracic Surgery unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients who had lung resections from January 2014 to January 2017 was performed. Data obtained from medical records included demographics, presenting symptoms, indication for surgery, preoperative evaluation and preparation, operative procedure, post-operative complications and follow up...
November 16, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156446/who-is-watching-user-generated-alcohol-posts-on-social-media
#9
Eilin K Erevik, Ståle Pallesen, Cecilie S Andreassen, Øystein Vedaa, Torbjørn Torsheim
AIM: To examine students' exposure to user-generated alcohol content on social media, and identify characteristics (i.e. demographics, personality traits, alcohol use, alcohol-related cognitions, and social media factors) associated with monthly or more frequent exposure. METHOD: College/university students (N=11,236) in Bergen, Norway, completed a web-survey measuring exposure to alcohol on social media - both frequency and interpretations of alcohol content. The survey included questions regarding demographics, personality, alcohol-related cognitions, and general use of social media and alcohol...
November 14, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156442/charting-a-path-towards-non-destructive-biomarkers-in-threatened-wildlife-a-systematic-quantitative-literature-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie Chaousis, Frederic D L Leusch, Jason P van de Merwe
Threatened species are susceptible to irreversible population decline caused by adverse sub-lethal effects of chemical contaminant exposure. It is therefore vital to develop the necessary tools to predict and detect these effects as early as possible. Biomarkers of contaminant exposure and effect are widely applied to this end, and a significant amount of research has focused on development and validation of sensitive and diagnostic biomarkers. However, progress in the use biomarkers that can be measured using non-destructive techniques has been relatively slow and there are still many difficulties to overcome in the development of sound methods...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156362/test-anxiety-effects-predictors-and-correlates-a-30-year-meta-analytic-review
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REVIEW
Nathaniel von der Embse, Dane Jester, Devlina Roy, James Post
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Since the 1988 publication of Hembree's seminal meta-analysis on test anxiety, much has changed in the theoretical conceptualization of test anxiety, as well as the influences on test performance. The present study examined the influence of test anxiety on a variety of educational outcomes, in addition to demographic and intrapersonal correlates. DESIGN AND METHODS: Results of 238 studies from 1988 to the present, were synthesized via a meta-analytic framework to explicate predictors, correlates, and relationships with the test anxiety construct...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156341/urinary-bisphenol-a-concentrations-are-associated-with-reproductive-parameters-in-young-men
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Evdochia Adoamnei, Jaime Mendiola, Fernando Vela-Soria, Mariana F Fernández, Nicolás Olea, Niels Jørgensen, Shanna H Swan, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a pervasive environmental toxicant with known reproductive effects on sperm parameters and hormone levels. Several observational studies have investigated the associations between BPA exposure and male reproductive function, but findings are inconsistent. The objective of this study was to assess the associations between urinary BPA concentrations and semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in a cross-sectional study with 215 healthy young university students (18-23 years old), investigated between 2010 and 2011 in Southern Spain (Murcia Region)...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156289/the-extracellular-metaproteome-of-soils-under-semiarid-climate-a-methodological-comparison-of-extraction-buffers
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F Bastida, N Jehmlich, I F Torres, C García
We compare the protein extraction efficiencies, as well as the phylogenetic and functional information provided, of two extraction protocols in soils that differ mainly in their organic matter and clay contents, the main factors limiting protein extraction in semiarid soils. These protocols utilise extractants commonly used for the assay of extracellular enzyme activities. The first method was based on the utilisation of the modified universal buffer (MUB). The second was based on the extraction of humic substances with sodium pyrophosphate...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156211/parents-use-of-nonpharmacologic-methods-to-manage-procedural-pain-in%C3%A2-infants
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Tarja Pölkki, Anne Korhonen, Helena Laukkala
OBJECTIVE: To describe parents' use of nonpharmacologic methods to manage infant procedural pain in the NICU and determine the demographic factors related to such use. DESIGN: A cross-sectional and descriptive study design. SETTING: Level III and Level II NICUs (seven units) of four University Hospitals in Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Parents (N = 178) whose infants were treated in Finnish NICUs. METHODS: Parents were asked to respond to a structured questionnaire during their infants' hospitalizations...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156194/editorial-special-supplement-of-the-european-journal-of-pharmaceutical-sciences-on-the-occasion-of-the-retirement-of-professor-meindert-danhof-as-professor-of-pharmacology-at-leiden-university
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EDITORIAL
Koos Burggraaf, Douwe Breimer, Piet van der Graaf, Liesbeth de Lange
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156086/impact-of-low-level-bk-polyomavirus-viremia-on-intermediate-term-renal-allograft-function
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Johannes Korth, Marek Widera, Sebastian Dolff, Hana Guberina, Anja Bienholz, Alexandra Brinkhoff, Olympia Evdoxia Anastasiou, Andreas Kribben, Ulf Dittmer, Jens Verheyen, Benjamin Wilde, Oliver Witzke
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus (BKPyV)-associated nephropathy (PyVAN) is a significant cause of premature renal transplant failure. High-level BKPyV viremia is predictive for PyVAN, however, low-level BKPyV viremia does not necessarily exclude the presence of PyVAN. As data are limited whether or not low-level BKPyV viremia has an effect on intermediate-term graft outcome, this study analyzes the impact of low-level BKPyV viremia on intermediate-term graft function and outcome compared to high-level viremia and non-viremic patients...
November 20, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156085/the-association-between-burning-mouth-syndrome-and-sleep-disturbance-a-case-control-multicentre-study
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D Adamo, A Sardella, E Varoni, C Lajolo, M Biasotto, G Ottaviani, P Vescovi, T Simonazzi, M Pentenero, M Ardore, F Spadari, G Bombeccari, L Montebugnoli, D B Gissi, G Campisi, V Panzarella, M Carbone, L Valpreda, M Giuliani, M Aria, L Lo Muzio, M D Mignogna
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of sleep and the psychological profiles of a large cohort of Italian patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and to clarify the relationships between these variables and pain. METHODS: In this case-control study, 200 patients with BMS versus an equal number of age and sex-matched healthy controls, recruited in 10 Universities, were enrolled. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A), Numeric Pain Intensity Scale (NRS) and Total Pain Rating Index (T-PRI) were administered...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156081/cervical-hpv-prevalence-and-genotype-distribution-in-immunosuppressed-danish-women
#18
Mette T Roensbo, Jan Blaakaer, Karin Skov, Anne Hammer
INTRODUCTION: Women receiving immunosuppressive treatment due to organ transplantation are at increased risk of Human papilloma virus (HPV)-related diseases, including cervical neoplasia. This pilot study aimed to describe the cervical HPV prevalence and genotype distribution in immunosuppressed Danish women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included women who underwent renal- (RTR) or bone marrow transplantation (BMTR) in 2009-2012 or 2014 at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark...
November 20, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156068/lmwf-5a-for-the-treatment-of-severe-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-integrated-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy
#19
Brian Cole, Brian McGrath, Kristin Salottolo, David Bar-Or
The low-molecular-weight fraction of 5% human serum albumin (LMWF-5A) is being developed to treat the signs and symptoms of severe osteoarthritis of the knee. This study was a post hoc pooled analysis of 3 randomized placebo-controlled trials of a single intra-articular injection of LMWF-5A, focusing on the subset of patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 4). Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive a single 4-mL intra-articular knee injection of either LMWF-5A or saline. Safety was assessed as the incidence and severity of adverse events...
November 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156049/management-of-pregnant-women-and-children-focusing-on-preventing-mother-to-infant-transmission
#20
Huey-Ling Chen, Wan-Hsin Wen, Mei-Hwei Chang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunization has been effectively preventing chronic HBV infection with >90% efficacy in countries with universal neonatal immunization. Perinatal mother-to-infant transmission of HBV remains the major cause of chronic HBV infection despite immunization. Maternal hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg) and high viral load have been noted to be the most important risk factors for transmission. In recent years, short-term antiviral therapy for pregnant women in the third trimester has been shown to be highly effective in reducing 90% of vaccine failure in children...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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