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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453524/a-nonsteroidal-novel-formulation-targeting-inflammatory-and-pruritus-related-mediators-modulates-experimental-allergic-contact-dermatitis
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William C Gordon, Virginia García López, Surjyadipta Bhattacharjee, David Rodríguez Gil, Javier Alcover Díaz, Fernando Pineda de la Losa, Ricardo Palacios Peláez, Concha Tiana Ferrer, Gabriela Silvina Bacchini, Bokkyoo Jun, Hélène Varoqui, Nicolas G Bazan
INTRODUCTION: A major clinical challenge in treating allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is that the first line of treatment is based on the use of corticosteroids. In this study, we aimed to develop a formulation that is devoid of steroids. METHODS: We used mouse ears treated with dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) to induce ACD. The efficacy of the test formulation to ameliorate and to prevent induced ACD was determined. RESULTS: To treat this experimentally induced ACD, we developed a formulation containing BIPxine (a mixture of Rosa moschata and Croton lechleri (antioxidants) and Aloe vera and D-panthenol (moisturizers), and hydroglycolic solutions of disodium cromoglycate...
February 16, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453208/parent-reported-prevalence-and-persistence-of-19-common-child-health-conditions
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Tracy Liu, Raghu Lingam, Kate Lycett, Fiona K Mensah, Joshua Muller, Harriet Hiscock, Md Hamidul Huque, Melissa Wake
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence and persistence of 19 common paediatric conditions from infancy to 14-15 years. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Parallel cohorts assessed biennially from 2004 to 2014 from ages 0-1 and 4-5 years to 10-11 and 14-15 years, respectively, in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: 19 health conditions: 17 parent-reported, 2 (overweight/obesity, obesity) directly assessed...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450387/orbital-cellulitis-and-brain-abscess-rare-complications-of-maxillo-spheno-ethmoidal-rhinosinusitis
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Farah Constantin, Patricia-Alexandra Niculescu, Oana Petre, Daniel Balasa, Alexandru Tunas, Ioana Rusu, Mihai Lupascu, Cristiana Orodel
Sinus infections can be complicated by ocular infections and, in late phases, by brain parenchyma infection. The article debates the case of a 12-year-old patient suffering from paucisymptomatic maxillo-spheno-ethmoidal rhinosinusitis, which was later complicated by orbital cellulitis, ending with the development of a brain abscess. The treatment is complex, initially targeting the source of the infection through draining the collection by middle maxillary antrostomy and anterior posterior ethmoidectomy, then the ablation of the brain abscess and postoperatively with prolonged massive antibiotherapy...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436206/olmsted-syndrome-caused-by-a-heterozygous-p-gly568val-missense-mutation-in-trpv3-gene
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Ji Young Choi, Song Ee Kim, Sang Eun Lee, Soo Chan Kim
Olmsted syndrome (OS) is a rare congenital skin disorder characterized by severe palmoplantar and periorificial keratoderma, alopecia, onychodystrophy, and severe pruritus. Recently, pathogenic 'gain-of-function' mutations of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 gene (TRPV3), which encodes a cation channel involved in keratinocyte differentiation and proliferation, hair growth, inflammation, pain and pruritus, have been identified to cause OS. Due to the rarity, the pattern of inheritance of OS is still unclear...
March 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410385/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-auricular-percutaneous-electrical-neural-field-stimulation-for-fibromyalgia-protocol-for-a-feasibility-study
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Melat Gebre, Anna Woodbury, Vitaly Napadow, Venkatagiri Krishnamurthy, Lisa C Krishnamurthy, Roman Sniecinski, Bruce Crosson
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain state that includes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, psychiatric symptoms, cognitive and sleep disturbances, and multiple somatic symptoms. Current therapies are often insufficient or come with significant risks, and while there is an increasing demand for non-pharmacologic and especially non-opioid pain management such as that offered through complementary and alternative medicine therapies, there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend these therapies...
February 6, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410154/antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-a-standardizedextract-of-bis-iridoids-from-pterocephalus-hookeri
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Yinglan Chen, Hui Yu, Fujiang Guo, Yingchun Wu, Yiming Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pterocephalus hookeri (C.B. Clarke) Höeck, one of the most popular Tibetan herbs, has been widely applied in Tibetan medicine prescriptions. Chemical investigations have led to the isolation of many bis-iridoids. However, the pharmacological activities of bis-iridoid constituents of this plant have never been reported before. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study evaluated the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of afraction of bis-iridoid constituents of P...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386956/misconceptions-of-parents-about-antibiotic-use-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-a-survey-in-primary-schools-of-the-eastern-province-ksa
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Moneera M Al-Shawi, Magdy A Darwish, Moataza M Abdel Wahab, Nouf A Al-Shamlan
BACKGROUND: Misuse of antibiotics has become a global public health issue for several reasons, one of which is the rapid development of antibiotic resistance that leads to high morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to study the misconceptions of parents of primary school children in Dammam, Khobar, and Dhahran about the use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract (URT) symptoms; and also study perceptions, attitudes, and behavior toward antibiotic use and identify the factors affecting this...
January 2018: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377612/applying-the-ts-of-referred-otalgia-to-a-cohort-of-226-patients
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J E Fenton, V Uzomefuna, C O'Rourke, M Kaare
Referred or secondary otalgia is the complaint of ear pain arising from pathology of non-otologic locations with which the ear shares common neural pathways. The pain can present in various degrees of intensity and characteristics while severity is not proportional to the seriousness of the underlying cause1,2 . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 27, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373998/photobiomodulation-versus-light-emitting-diode-led-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-temporomandibular-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Luciana G Langella, Paula F C Silva, Larissa Costa-Santos, Marcela L L Gonçalves, Lara J Motta, Alessandro M Deana, Kristianne P S Fernandes, Raquel A Mesquita-Ferrari, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is described as a subgroup of orofacial pain with a set of signs and symptoms that involve the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, ears, and neck. TMD can occur unilaterally or bilaterally and approximately 70% of the population is affected with at least one sign. The disorder progresses with orofacial pain, muscle pain involving the masticatory and cervical muscles, joint noises (clicks and pops), joint block, mandibular dysfunction, and headache...
January 26, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365233/ear-pain-diagnosing-common-and-uncommon-causes
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John Scott Earwood, Tyler Sherrod Rogers, Nicholas Alan Rathjen
Otalgia (ear pain) is a common presentation in the primary care setting with many diverse causes. Pain that originates from the ear is called primary otalgia, and the most common causes are otitis media and otitis externa. Examination of the ear usually reveals abnormal findings in patients with primary otalgia. Pain that originates outside the ear is called secondary otalgia, and the etiology can be difficult to establish because of the complex innervation of the ear. The most common causes of secondary otalgia include temporomandibular joint syndrome and dental infections...
January 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345398/music-reduces-state-anxiety-scores-in-patients-undergoing-pleural-procedures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John Mackintosh, Grace Cone, Kate Harland, Krishna B Sriram
BACKGROUND: Patient anxiety is an often overlooked complication of pleural diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Listening to music is effective in reducing patient anxiety in some endoscopy procedures but has not yet been evaluated in pleural procedures. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing therapeutic pleural procedures were randomised to music and control groups. Participants in the music group listened to self selected music using ear-bud headphones for the duration of the procedure...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344826/phytochemical-analysis-and-evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-potential-of-phlorotannin-rich-fractions-from-three-mediterranean-brown-seaweeds
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Amal Abdelhamid, Meriem Jouini, Haifa Bel Haj Amor, Zeineb Mzoughi, Mehdi Dridi, Rafik Ben Said, Abderrahman Bouraoui
Phlorotannins, phenolic compounds produced exclusively by seaweeds, have been reported to possess various pharmacological properties. However, there have been few works on these compounds from Mediterranean seaweeds. In this study, we investigated the phytochemical analysis and pharmacological potential of phlorotannin-rich fractions from three brown seaweeds collected along the Tunisia coast: Cystoseira sedoides (PHT-SED), Cladostephus spongeosis (PHT-CLAD), and Padina pavonica (PHT-PAD). Phytochemical determinations showed considerable differences in total phenolic content (TPC) and phlorotannin content (PHT)...
January 18, 2018: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343679/ramsay-hunt-syndrome-with-multiple-cranial-neuropathy-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient
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Divya Arya, Tushar Bajaj, Jose Gonzalez, Rene Elkin
BACKGROUND Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare otologic complication resulting from varicella zoster virus reactivation that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. Most common being triad of ear pain, vesicles at auricle, and ear canal with same side facial palsy. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 29-year-old male with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who presented with left facial palsy, vesicles, pain in the left ear, dysphagia, dizziness, and headache resulting from multiple cranial nerves involvement such as cranial nerve V, VII, VIII, IX, and X...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322580/a-study-of-environmental-factors-affecting-nurses-comfort-and-protection-in-wearing-n95-respirators-during-bedside-procedures
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P P L Or, J W Y Chung, T K S Wong
AIM: To investigate room temperature and relative humidity affecting nurses' comfort and protection in wearing N95 respirators during clinical bedside procedures. BACKGROUND: N95 respirators are most commonly used to protect healthcare workers against airborne diseases. The elastic head straps required for tight fit may cause headache, facial pain and/or ear lobe discomfort. Although some past fit test results showed that these respirators are likely to fit comfortably, in reality any discomfort from use may influence negatively their appeal and acceptability and thus lower their effectiveness to protect the wearers...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298792/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-pain-in-the-neck-with-far-reaching-consequences
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Thomas James Stubington, Paul James
Lemierre's syndrome is a potentially life-threatening consequence of oropharyngeal and ear infections and often results in critical care admission and even intubation. Due to the multisystem manifestation, multiple teams may initially be involved in the care, some of which may be unfamiliar with the features and usual clinical course. This report describes a case in a 36-year-old woman with the classic features of internal jugular vein thrombosis and septic emboli to the lungs secondary to an oropharyngeal infection...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296165/skull-base-and-craniocervical-bone-pneumatisation-two-case-reports-of-differing-presentations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Olivia Francies, Simon Morley, Tim Beale
We report two patients with increased central skull base and craniocervical junction bone pneumatisation complicated by extra-osseous gas. One patient presented with symptoms of increasing nasal blockage and 'sinus pressure' on a background of extensive nasal polyposis. He was subsequently found to have a history of repeated Valsalva's manoeuvre, the cessation of which resulted in a rapid decrease in the amount of extra-osseous gas on imaging. The second patient presented following a minor head trauma with dysarthria from a hypoglossal nerve palsy and neck pain, with extensive intra- and extra-cranial gas including within the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis)...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295715/symptoms-related-to-new-flight-attendant-uniforms
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Eileen McNeely, Steven J Staffa, Irina Mordukhovich, Brent Coull
BACKGROUND: Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines reported health symptoms after the introduction of new uniforms in 2011. The airline replaced the uniforms in 2014 without acknowledging harm. To understand possible uniform-related health effects, we analyzed self-reported health symptoms in crew who participated in the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study between 2007 and 2015, the period before, during, and after the introduction of new uniforms. METHODS: We calculated a standardized prevalence of respiratory, dermatological and allergic symptoms at baseline, as well as during and after uniform changes in 684 flight attendants with a varying number of surveys completed across each time point...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251656/rhythmic-auditory-music-stimulation-enhances-walking-distance-in-patients-with-claudication-a-feasibility-study
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Ulf G Bronas, Steve Everett, Alana Steffen, Joan Briller, Mary Hannan, Alison Hernandez, Eileen Collins
PURPOSE: Patients with claudication have altered gait, characterized by slower pace and shorter stride length, compared with matched controls. Rhythmic auditory music stimulation has been used successfully to reduce symptoms of pain and improve walking ability in patients with neurological gait alterations. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that rhythmic auditory music stimulation via increased tempo and bass would immediately increase total walking distance in patients with claudication compared with music-without rhythm-enhancement condition or a no-music condition (standard)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231979/otitis-media-with-effusion-in-the-boxer-a-report-of-seven-cases
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S Paterson
The aim of this study was to describe otitis media with effusion in seven boxers. All dogs presented with a range of clinical signs, which included head shaking, neurological dysfunction, pain on opening of the mouth and reduction in hearing ability. Otitis media was confirmed under general anaesthesia in each case by video-otoscopic identification of a bulging pars tensa and subsequent myringotomy, which revealed a tenacious mucus plug within the middle ear. Brainstem auditory evoked response thresholds were elevated in all affected ears...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231349/-effect-of-ear-point-embedding-on-plasma-and-effect-site-concentrations-of-propofol-remifentanil-in-elderly-patients-after-target-controlled-induction
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Xiaochun Zheng, Liling Wan, Fei Gao, Jianghu Chen, Wenshao Tu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of ear point embedding on plasma and effect site concentrations of propofol-remifentanil in elderly patients who underwent abdominal external hernia surgery at the time of consciousness and pain disappearing by target-controlled infusion (TCI) and bispectral index (BIS). METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent elective abdominal hernia surgery were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 25 cases in each one...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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