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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313285/treatment-dosing-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-starting-or-switching-to-treatment-with-insulin-glargine-300-units-per-milliliter-in-a-real-world-setting-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Shaloo Gupta, Hongwei Wang, Neil Skolnik, Liyue Tong, Ryan M Liebert, Lulu K Lee, Peter Stella, Anna Cali, Ronald Preblick
INTRODUCTION: Usage patterns and effectiveness of a longer-acting formulation of insulin glargine at a strength of 300 units per milliliter (Gla-300) have not been studied in real-world clinical practice. This study evaluated differences in dosing and clinical outcomes before and after Gla-300 treatment initiation in patients with type 2 diabetes starting or switching to treatment with Gla-300 to assess whether the benefits observed in clinical trials translate into real-world settings...
January 8, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261787/a-review-of-the-early-stages-and-host-plants-of-the-genera-eumerus-and-merodon-diptera-syrphidae-with-new-data-on-four-species
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Antonio Ricarte, Gabriel J Souba-Dols, Martin Hauser, Mª Ángeles Marcos-García
The genera Eumerus and Merodon (Diptera: Syrphidae) have a high taxonomic diversity (300+ species altogether), but life histories of most species are unknown. In addition, these hoverfly genera are recognised to be pests (ornamental plants and vegetable crops). In this paper, early stages of four hoverfly species are described, Eumerus hungaricus Szilády, 1940, Eumerus nudus Loew, 1848 and Merodon geniculatus Strobl, 1909, from Spain, and Eumerus strigatus Walker, 1859, from California, USA. Larvae of E. nudus were obtained from swollen roots of Asphodelus cerasiferus J...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250088/comparison-of-genetic-diversity-between-chinese-and-american-soybean-glycine-max-l-accessions-revealed-by-high-density-snps
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Zhangxiong Liu, Huihui Li, Zixiang Wen, Xuhong Fan, Yinghui Li, Rongxia Guan, Yong Guo, Shuming Wang, Dechun Wang, Lijuan Qiu
Soybean is one of the most important economic crops for both China and the United States (US). The exchange of germplasm between these two countries has long been active. In order to investigate genetic relationships between Chinese and US soybean germplasm, 277 Chinese soybean accessions and 300 US soybean accessions from geographically diverse regions were analyzed using 5,361 SNP markers. The genetic diversity and the polymorphism information content (PIC) of the Chinese accessions was higher than that of the US accessions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236900/influence-of-implantoplasty-on-stress-distribution-of-exposed-implants-at-different-bone-insertion-levels
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João Paulo Mendes Tribst, Amanda Maria de Oliveira Dal Piva, Jamil Awad Shibli, Alexandre Luiz Souto Borges, Rubens Nisie Tango
This study evaluated the effect of implantoplasty on different bone insertion levels of exposed implants. A model of the Bone Level Tapered implant (Straumann Institute, Waldenburg, Switzerland) was created through the Rhinoceros software (version 5.0 SR8, McNeel North America, Seattle, WA, USA). The abutment was fixed to the implant through a retention screw and a monolithic crown was modeled over a cementation line. Six models were created with increasing portions of the implant threads exposed: C1 (1 mm), C2 (2 mm), C3 (3 mm), C4 (4 mm), C5 (5 mm) and C6 (6 mm)...
December 7, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188590/characteristics-of-cobalt-related-cardiomyopathy-in-metal-hip-implant-patients-an-evaluation-of-15-published-reports
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REVIEW
Ernest S Fung, Andrew Monnot, Michael Kovochich, Kenneth M Unice, Brooke E Tvermoes, David Galbraith, Brent L Finley, Dennis J Paustenbach
Over 300,000 hip replacements occurred in the USA in 2010, and the frequency is likely increasing annually. Blood Cobalt (Co) concentrations in patients with well-functioning cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) hip implants are usually elevated above background concentrations relative to the general population. Excessive Co exposure, in rare cases, can result in cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this review was to identify cases of cardiomyopathy in metal-containing hip implant patients and to evaluate the possible cause of each patient's cardiomyopathy...
November 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180523/efficacy-of-novel-anti-staphylococcal-ectolysin-p128-in-a-rat-model-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-bacteremia
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Shankaramurthy Channabasappa, Murali Durgaiah, Ravisha Chikkamadaiah, Senthil Kumar, Amruta Joshi, Bharathi Sriram
Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) causes systemic infections with high morbidity and mortality and emergence of drug resistance strains are a rapidly growing clinical concerns. Novel therapeutic agents are required to tackle S.aureus infections. P128 is a bacteriophage-derived chimeric ectolysin with potent and rapid bactericidal activity on S. aureus In the current study, efficacy of P128 was evaluated in a newly-developed rat model of S. aureus bacteremia. Prior to in vivo testing, P128 was shown to be stable in whole blood by incubation in rat blood for up to 6 hrs and testing of its bactericidal activity against MRSA isolate USA 300...
November 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165627/health-literacy-and-patient-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
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Dominic M Taylor, Simon Fraser, Chris Dudley, Gabriel C Oniscu, Charles Tomson, Rommel Ravanan, Paul Roderick
Background: Limited health literacy affects 25% of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and may reduce self-management skills resulting in poorer clinical outcomes. By disproportionately affecting people with low socio-economic status and non-white ethnicity, limited health literacy may promote health inequity. Methods: We performed a systematic review of quantitative studies of health literacy and clinical outcomes among adults with CKD. Results: A total of 29 studies (13 articles; 16 conference abstracts) were included...
November 20, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146741/presence-of-monosodium-urate-crystal-deposition-by-dual-energy-ct-in-patients-with-gout-treated-with-allopurinol
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Nicola Dalbeth, Savvas Nicolaou, Scott Baumgartner, Jia Hu, Maple Fung, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) detects and quantifies monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition with high precision. This DECT study assessed crystal deposition in patients with gout treated with stable-dose allopurinol, and investigated potential clinical determinants for crystal deposition. METHODS: Patients with gout treated with allopurinol ≥300 mg daily for at least 3 months were prospectively recruited from the USA and New Zealand, using monitored enrolment to include approximately 25% patients with palpable tophi and approximately 50% with serum urate (sUA) levels <6...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143987/effect-of-body-temperature-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-triarylmethyl-type-paramagnetic-contrast-agent-used-in-epr-oximetry
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Ken-Ichiro Matsumoto, Fuminori Hyodo, James B Mitchell, Murali C Krishna
PURPOSE: Pharmacokinetics of the tri[8-carboxy-2,2,6,6-tetrakis(2-hydroxymethyl)benzo[1,2-d:4,5-d']bis(1,3)dithio-4-yl]methyl radical (Oxo63) after a single bolus and/or continuous intravenous infusion was investigated in tumor-bearing C3H mice with or without body temperature control while under anesthesia. METHOD: The in vivo time course of Oxo63 in blood was measured using X-band electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Distribution of Oxo63 in normal muscle and tumor tissues was obtained using a surface coil resonator and a 700-MHz electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134969/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-overlapping-rome-iv-diagnosed-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-on-somatization-quality-of-life-and-healthcare-utilization-a-cross-sectional-general-population-study-in-three-countries
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Imran Aziz, Olafur S Palsson, Hans Törnblom, Ami D Sperber, William E Whitehead, Magnus Simrén
OBJECTIVES: The population prevalence of Rome IV-diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and their cumulative effect on health impairment is unknown. METHODS: An internet-based cross-sectional health survey was completed by 5,931 of 6,300 general population adults from three English-speaking countries (2100 each from USA, Canada, and UK). Quota-based sampling was used to generate demographically balanced and population representative samples with regards to age, sex, and education level...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127605/er-yag-laser-piezosurgery-and-surgical-drill-for-bone-decortication-during-orthodontic-mini-implant-insertion-primary-stability-analysis-an-animal-study
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Jacek Matys, Rafał Flieger, Gianluca Tenore, Kinga Grzech-Leśniak, Umberto Romeo, Marzena Dominiak
It is important to identify factors that affect primary stability of orthodontic mini-implants because it determines the success of treatment. We assessed mini-implant primary stability (initial mechanical engagement with the bone) placed in pig jaws. We also assessed mini-implant insertion failure rate (mini-implant fracture, mini-implants to root contact). A total of 80 taper-shaped mini-implants (Absoanchor® Model SH1312-6; Dentos Inc., Daegu, Korea) 6 mm long with a diameter of 1.1 mm were used. Bone decortication was made before mini-implant insertion by means of three different methods: Group G1: Er:YAG laser (LiteTouch®, Light Instruments, Yokneam, Israel) at energy of 300 mJ, frequency 25 Hz, fluence 38...
November 10, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121326/individualized-versus-standard-fsh-dosing-in-women-starting-ivf-icsi-an-rct-part-1-the-predicted-poor-responder
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Theodora C van Tilborg, Helen L Torrance, Simone C Oudshoorn, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Carolien A M Koks, Harold R Verhoeve, Annemiek W Nap, Gabrielle J Scheffer, A Petra Manger, Benedictus C Schoot, Alexander V Sluijmer, Arie Verhoeff, Henk Groen, Joop S E Laven, Ben Willem J Mol, Frank J M Broekmans
STUDY QUESTION: Does an increased FSH dose result in higher cumulative live birth rates in women with a predicted poor ovarian response, apparent from a low antral follicle count (AFC), scheduled for IVF or ICSI? SUMMARY ANSWER: In women with a predicted poor ovarian response (AFC < 11) undergoing IVF/ICSI, an increased FSH dose (225/450 IU/day) does not improve cumulative live birth rates as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In women scheduled for IVF/ICSI, an ovarian reserve test (ORT) can predict ovarian response to stimulation...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121269/individualized-versus-standard-fsh-dosing-in-women-starting-ivf-icsi-an-rct-part-2-the-predicted-hyper-responder
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Simone C Oudshoorn, Theodora C van Tilborg, Marinus J C Eijkemans, G Jur E Oosterhuis, Jaap Friederich, Marcel H A van Hooff, Evert J P van Santbrink, Egbert A Brinkhuis, Jesper M J Smeenk, Janet Kwee, Corry H de Koning, Henk Groen, Cornelis B Lambalk, Ben Willem J Mol, Frank J M Broekmans, Helen L Torrance
STUDY QUESTION: Does a reduced FSH dose in women with a predicted hyper response, apparent from a high antral follicle count (AFC), who are scheduled for IVF/ICSI lead to a different outcome with respect to cumulative live birth rate and safety? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although in women with a predicted hyper response (AFC > 15) undergoing IVF/ICSI a reduced FSH dose (100 IU per day) results in similar cumulative live birth rates and a lower occurrence of any grade of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day), a higher first cycle cancellation rate and similar severe OHSS rate were observed...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120228/the-8th-japan-bioanalysis-forum-symposium
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Takehisa Matsumaru
The 8th Japan Bioanalysis Forum symposium, the Tower Hall Funabori, Tokyo, Japan, 8-9 February 2017: The 8th Japan Bioanalysis Forum (JBF) symposium was successfully held between 8 and 9 February 2017 at the Tower Hall Funabori, Tokyo, Japan. In total, 24 speakers from Japan, USA and Europe gave presentations regarding the immunogenicity of biopharmaceuticals, ICH S3A Q&A microsampling, ICH M10 bioanalytical method validation, large molecule analysis through LC-MS, auditing activities for bioanalysis and biomarker bioanalysis...
November 9, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071132/do-attributes-of-persons-with-chronic-kidney-disease-differ-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-compared-with-high-income-countries-evidence-from-population-based-data-in-six-countries
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Shuchi Anand, Yuanchao Zheng, Maria E Montez-Rath, Wang Jin Wei, Norberto Perico, Sergio Carminati, Km Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon, Viswanathan Mohan, Vivekanand Jha, Luxia Zhang, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Dorairaj Prabahkaran, Glenn M Chertow
Kidney biopsies to elucidate the cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are performed in a minority of persons with CKD living in high-income countries, since associated conditions-that is, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease or obesity with pre-diabetes, prehypertension or dyslipidaemia-can inform management targeted at slowing CKD progression in a majority. However, attributes of CKD may differ substantially among persons living in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We used data from population or community-based studies from five LMICs (China, urban India, Moldova, Nepal and Nigeria) to determine what proportion of persons with CKD living in diverse regions fit one of the three major clinical profiles, with data from the US National Health Nutrition and Examination Survey as reference...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056570/activity-and-safety-of-azd3759-in-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-cns-metastases-bloom-a-phase-1-open-label-dose-escalation-and-dose-expansion-study
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Myung-Ju Ahn, Dong-Wan Kim, Byoung Chul Cho, Sang-We Kim, Jong Seok Lee, Jin-Seok Ahn, Tae Min Kim, Chia-Chi Lin, Hye Ryun Kim, Thomas John, Steven Kao, Jonathan W Goldman, Wu-Chou Su, Ronald Natale, Sarit Rabbie, Bryony Harrop, Philip Overend, Zhenfan Yang, James Chih-Hsin Yang
BACKGROUND: CNS metastases-including brain and leptomeningeal metastases-from epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are associated with poor prognosis. AZD3759 is a novel EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor with high capability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. We aimed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of AZD3759 in patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC with brain and leptomeningeal metastases. METHODS: This open-label, multicentre, phase 1 study was undertaken at 11 centres and hospitals in Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the USA...
November 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036196/understanding-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-selected-disinfectants-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
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Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Violet V Bumah, Daniela S Masson-Meyers, Janis T Eells, Carol J Hirschmugl, Chukuka S Enwemeka
Disinfectants and biocidal products have been widely used to combat Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in homes and healthcare environments. Although disruption of cytoplasmic membrane integrity has been documented as the main bactericidal effect of biocides, little is known about the biochemical alterations induced by these chemical agents. In this study, we used Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and chemometric tools as an alternative non-destructive technique to determine the bactericidal effects of commonly used disinfectants against MRSA USA-300...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991760/centenary-of-the-birth-of-academician-prof-dr-isak-tadzer-founder-of-the-pathophysiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-macedonia
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Borislav Karanfilski
Academician Prof. Dr. Isak Tadzer was born a hundred years ago on December 24, 1916 in Sofia. He completed the primary and secondary education at the German College in Sofia. In 1935 he began his studies at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, which he had to stop because of the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938. He returned to Bulgaria where he continued his studies and graduated from the Medical Faculty in Sofia in 1941. During the War, 1941-1944, he was forcedly mobilized and he worked as a doctor in several villages...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987040/-history-of-the-study-epidemiology-of-the-disease-and-characterization-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-infection
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EDITORIAL
Tadeusz Płusa
From the beginning of the twentieth century interest in tick-borne borreliosis continues to be an important diagnostic and therapeutic problem. In 1977, in Lyme and Old Lyme, Cunnecticut, in the United States, arthritis and skin lesions were described in 12 children, which were associated with tick bites. The name of the place was called a syndrome of Lyme disease. Dr Willy Burgdorfer observed microaerophilic Gram-negative bacteria (Spirochetes) with a diameter of 0.3-0.5 µm and a length of about 20-30 µm, which were isolated from the tick colon...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985323/identification-of-mt-45-metabolites-in-silico-prediction-in-vitro-incubation-with-rat-hepatocytes-and-in-vivo-confirmation
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Camilla Montesano, Gabriele Vannutelli, Federico Fanti, Flaminia Vincenti, Adolfo Gregori, Anna Rita Togna, Isabella Canazza, Matteo Marti, Manuel Sergi
MT-45 is a synthetic opioid with a pharmacological activity comparable to morphine and it has been involved in intoxications and fatalities reported in Europe and in USA. It was recently subject to control measures, but to date the metabolic pathways of the substance are still unknown. Using rat hepatocytes and LC-HRMS, 14 novel Phase I and II MT-45 metabolites were identified, products of monohydroxylation, dihydroxylation and N-dealkylation; glucuronide conjugation of mono- and dihydroxylated metabolites also occurred...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
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