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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107701/simultaneous-determination-of-amantadine-rimantadine-and-memantine-in-processed-products-chicken-tissues-and-eggs-by-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yumi Tsuruoka, Takayuki Nakajima, Maki Kanda, Hiroshi Hayashi, Yoko Matsushima, Souichi Yoshikawa, Marie Nagata, Hiroshi Koike, Chieko Nagano, Kotaro Sekimura, Tsuneo Hashimoto, Ichiro Takano, Tetsuya Shindo
A simultaneous determination of amantadine, rimantadine, and memantine in processed products (deep-fried chicken, fried chicken, fried quail egg, and grilled chicken) with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. This new method was also applicable for chicken tissue (muscle, liver, and gizzard) and eggs. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Kinetex(®) XB-C18 core-shell technology column using a mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid in a 10mmol/L ammonium formate solution, resulting in the complete separation of isomers (rimantadine and memantine) and any other obstructive peaks from the sample matrices...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107580/non-buprenorphine-opioid-utilization-among-patients-using-buprenorphine
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Matthew Daubresse, Brendan Saloner, Harold A Pollack, G Caleb Alexander
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Buprenorphine is commonly used to treat opioid use disorder, however, non-buprenorphine prescription opioid use among these patients is not well defined. We sought to estimate the prevalence of non-buprenorphine opioid use among incident buprenorphine users and quantify levels of opioid use prior to, during and after the first treatment episode. DESIGN: We used QuintilesIMS anonymized, individual-level, all-payer pharmacy claims to identify incident users of buprenorphine between January 2010 through July 2012 from a large cohort of approximately 50 million patients filling two or more prescriptions for any opioid during any calendar year between 2006 and 2013 in eleven states of interest...
January 20, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107572/introduction-of-a-new-paediatric-asthma-guideline-effects-on-asthma-control-levels
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S C Hammer, L J H Sonneveld, K D G van de Kant, H J Hendriks, J W Heynens, R Droog, E Dompeling, Q Jöbsis
BACKGROUND: In 2008, a new national paediatric asthma management guideline based on the international Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guideline, was launched in the Netherlands. We studied whether asthma control and treatment regimens improved after introduction of the guideline by comparing survey data before and after the guideline introduction. METHODS: Two comparable groups of children (6-16 years) with asthma were included before (2004) and after (2013) the introduction of the guideline...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107561/beta-blockers-for-hypertension
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Hazel A Bradley, Jimmy Volmink, Bongani M Mayosi, Lionel H Opie
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers refer to a mixed group of drugs with diverse pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. They have shown long-term beneficial effects on mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) when used in people with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction. Beta-blockers were thought to have similar beneficial effects when used as first-line therapy for hypertension. However, the benefit of beta-blockers as first-line therapy for hypertension without compelling indications is controversial...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107554/inclusion-of-a-variable-rbe-into-proton-and-photon-plan-comparison-for-various-fractionation-schedules-in-prostate-radiation-therapy
#5
Jakob Ödén, Kjell Eriksson, Iuliana Toma-Dasu
PURPOSE: A constant relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of 1.1 is currently used in proton radiation therapy to account for the increased biological effectiveness compared to photon therapy. However, there is increasing evidence that proton RBE vary with the linear energy transfer (LET), the dose per fraction and the type of the tissue. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the impact of disregarding variations in RBE when comparing proton and photon dose plans for prostate treatments for various fractionation schedules using published RBE models and several α/β assumptions...
January 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107530/broad-scale-genetic-diversity-of-cannabis-for-forensic-applications
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Christophe Dufresnes, Catherine Jan, Friederike Bienert, Jérôme Goudet, Luca Fumagalli
Cannabis (hemp and marijuana) is an iconic yet controversial crop. On the one hand, it represents a growing market for pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors. On the other hand, plants synthesizing the psychoactive THC produce the most widespread illicit drug in the world. Yet, the difficulty to reliably distinguish between Cannabis varieties based on morphological or biochemical criteria impedes the development of promising industrial programs and hinders the fight against narcotrafficking. Genetics offers an appropriate alternative to characterize drug vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107430/discontinuation-from-antiretroviral-therapy-a-continuing-challenge-among-adults-in-hiv-care-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael Hajito, Garumma Tolu Feyissa, Leila Mohammadi, Lillian Mwanri
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the immunological benefit of treatment and increases complications related to human immune-deficiency virus (HIV). However, the risk factors for ART discontinuation are poorly understood in developing countries particularly in Ethiopia. This review aimed to assess the best available evidence regarding risk factors for ART discontinuation in Ethiopia. METHODS: Quantitative studies conducted in Ethiopia between 2002 and 2015 that evaluated factors associated with ART discontinuation were sought across six major databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107402/risk-factors-for-postoperative-pain-intensity-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-disc-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Marie Dorow, Margrit Löbner, Janine Stein, Alexander Konnopka, Hans J Meisel, Lutz Günther, Jürgen Meixensberger, Katarina Stengler, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
OBJECTIVES: Pain relief has been shown to be the most frequently reported goal by patients undergoing lumbar disc surgery. There is a lack of systematic research investigating the course of postsurgical pain intensity and factors associated with postsurgical pain. This systematic review focuses on pain, the most prevalent symptom of a herniated disc as the primary outcome parameter. The aims of this review were (1) to examine how pain intensity changes over time in patients undergoing surgery for a lumbar herniated disc and (2) to identify socio-demographic, medical, occupational and psychological factors associated with pain intensity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107397/efficacy-and-safety-of-everolimus-for-maintenance-immunosuppression-of-kidney-transplantation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jinyu Liu, Dong Liu, Juan Li, Lan Zhu, Chengliang Zhang, Kai Lei, Qiling Xu, Ruxu You
BACKGROUND: Conversion to everolimus is often used in kidney transplantation to overcome calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity but there is conflicting evidence for this approach. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the benefits and harm from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) involving the conversion from CNI to everolimus after kidney transplantation. METHODS: Databases were searched up to March 2016. Two reviewers independently assessed trials for eligibility and quality, and extracted data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107374/combining-social-norms-and-social-marketing-to-address-underage-drinking-development-and-process-evaluation-of-a-whole-of-community-intervention
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Sandra C Jones, Kelly Andrews, Kate Francis
Youth alcohol consumption has been steadily declining in Australia, as in other countries; fewer young people are drinking and the age of initiation is increasing. However, young people, their parents and others in their communities continue to believe that adolescent (excessive) drinking is the norm. This perception, and the concurrent misperception that the majority of parents are happy to provide their underage children with alcohol, creates a perceived culture of acceptance of youth alcohol consumption...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107373/dexmedetomidine-versus-midazolam-in-procedural-sedation-a-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Clemens R M Barends, Anthony Absalom, Baucke van Minnen, Arjan Vissink, Anita Visser
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature comparing the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine and midazolam when used for procedural sedation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and COCHRANE for clinical trials comparing dexmedetomidine and midazolam for procedural sedation up to June 20, 2016. Inclusion criteria: clinical trial, human subjects, adult subjects (≥18 years), article written in English, German, French or Dutch, use of study medication for conscious sedation and at least one group receiving dexmedetomidine and one group receiving midazolam...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107339/lymphoma-therapy-and-adverse-events-nursing-strategies-for-thinking-critically-and-acting-decisively%C3%A2
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Amy Goodrich, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Dana Delibovi
BACKGROUND: Multiple treatment options, combined with disease heterogeneity, have created nursing challenges in the management of adverse events (AEs) during antilymphoma therapy. Testing has revealed that less than half of participating nurses correctly graded peripheral neuropathy and neutropenia related to antilymphoma regimens.
. OBJECTIVES: This article identifies nursing challenges in the management of AEs associated with therapy for lymphomas and describes how strategies in critical thinking can help meet those challenges...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107316/lymphedema-improving-screening-and-treatment-among-at-risk-breast-cancer-survivors
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Kelly Reichart
Inadequate peripheral lymphedema screening is a persistent gap in the provision of quality survivorship care at many breast cancer centers. Lymphedema should be identified and treated during the subclinical stage, when it is more likely reversible. The purpose of this project was to integrate a screening process for patients with breast cancer at risk for lymphedema, using bioimpedance spectroscopy via the L-Dex®, in a breast cancer center. A protocol was developed that included specific criteria for early patient referral to physical therapy...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107286/liver-stiffness-measured-by-shear-wave-elastography-for-evaluating-intra-hepatic-portal-hypertension-in-children
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Hee Mang Yoon, So Yeon Kim, Kyung Mo Kim, Seak Hee Oh, Gi-Young Ko, Yangsoon Park, Jin Seong Lee, Ah Young Jung, Young Ah Cho
OBJECTIVES: To correlate liver stiffness (LS) and hepatic venous-pressure gradient (HVPG) and to evaluate the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography (SWE) for predicting clinically significant portal hypertension in children with suspected liver diseases, in consideration of the reliability criteria. METHODS: We identified 33 SWEs from 32 children who underwent HVPG measurement within two weeks between June 2012 and October 2015. The correlation between LS and HVPG was assessed...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107269/actualization-of-a-seamless-nursing-program-licensed-practical-nurse-to-baccalaureate-registered-nurse
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Andrea Wallen, Linda McKay, Ellen Santos, Holly LaFrance, Rose M Veith
Upward educational mobility of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is important for their professional development. For the nursing profession, this upward mobility increases workforce diversity. To address the paucity of programs accepting the LPN's education, a team of 6 BSN and LPN nurse educators, backed by 2 universities, developed a seamless LPN-BSN program. This article documents the process, including a needs assessment, curriculum development, admission criteria, implementation, lessons learned, and outcomes...
January 20, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107251/internet-delivered-self-management-support-for-improving-coronary-heart-disease-and-self-management-related-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#16
Jorge Palacios, Geraldine A Lee, Maria Duaso, Abigail Clifton, Ian J Norman, Derek Richards, Elizabeth Alexandra Barley
INTRODUCTION: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including mental health comorbidity, which is associated with poor outcomes. Self-management is key, but there is limited access to self-management support. Internet-delivered interventions may increase access. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review to (1) determine the effectiveness of Internet-delivered CHD self-management support for improving CHD, mood, and self-management related outcomes and (2) identify and describe essential components for effectiveness...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107234/comparison-between-acrylic-cage-and-polyetheretherketone-peek-cage-in-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Majid R Farrokhi, Zahra Nikoo, Mehrnaz Gholami, Khadijeh Hosseini
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-blind randomized-controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To compare polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage with a novel Acrylic cage to find out which fusion cage yielded better clinical outcomes following single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is considered a standard neurosurgical treatment for degenerative diseases of cervical intervertebral disks. There are many options, including bone grafts, bone cement, and spacers made of titanium, carbon fiber, and synthetic materials, used to restore physiological disk height and enhance spinal fusion, but the ideal device, which would provide immediate structural support and subsequent osteointegration and stability, has not been identified yet...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107226/evaluation-of-a-predictive-staging-model-for-hiv-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-in-uganda
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Fred Okuku, Elizabeth M Krantz, James Kafeero, Moses R Kamya, Jackson Orem, Corey Casper, Warren Phipps
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is commonly staged using the AIDS Clinical Trials Group criteria, which classify 3 variables-- tumor extent (T), immune status (I), and systemic symptoms (S) - into good risk (0) and poor risk (1). Although validated in the US and Europe, these criteria have not been systematically evaluated in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the burden of KS is greatest. METHODS: We reviewed medical charts of adult patients with HIV-associated KS seen at the Uganda Cancer Institute from 1992-2007...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107213/computed-tomography-in-the-management-of-adrenal-tumors-does-size-still-matter
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Saïd C Azoury, Neeraja Nagarajan, Allen Young, Aarti Mathur, Jason D Prescott, Elliot K Fishman, Martha A Zeiger
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate computed tomography (CT) imaging as a predictor of adrenal tumor pathology. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent unilateral adrenalectomy for an adrenal mass between January 2005 and July 2015. Tumors were classified as benign, indeterminate, or malignant based on preoperative CT findings. RESULTS: Of 697 patients who underwent unilateral adrenalectomy, 216 met the inclusion criteria...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107175/long-non-coding-rnas-potential-molecular-biomarkers-for-gliomas-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#20
Lei Wang, Zhengtao Yu, Shaiqi Sun, Jun Peng, Rongjun Xiao, Shengpan Chen, Xiaokun Zuo, Quan Cheng, Ying Xia
The current grade classification system of gliomas is based on the histopathological features of these tumors and has great significance in defining groups of patients for clinical assessment. However, this classification system is also associated with a number of limitations, and as such, additional clinical assessment criteria are required. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a critical role in cellular functions and are currently regarded as potential biomarkers for glioma diagnosis and prognosis. Therefore, the molecular classification of glioma based on lncRNA expression may provide additional information to assist in the systematic identification of glioma...
January 20, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
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