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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823046/organochlorine-contaminants-in-wild-mink-from-the-lower-great-lakes-basin-canada-1998-2006
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Pamela A Martin, Tana V McDaniel, Kimberley D Hughes, Bruce Hunter
Organochlorine contaminants were measured in livers of wild mink (Neovison vison) trapped in the lower Great Lakes basin from 1998 to 2006. To assess exposure and potential risk in mink feeding on Great Lakes biota, concentrations of contaminants were compared in mink trapped within 7.8 km of the shoreline as well as at inland sites (i.e., 8-40 km). Overall, significant spatial variation in mean hepatic concentrations of sum PCBs and seven other organochlorines was found in mink from 13 Great Lakes sites, many of which are within the Great Lakes Areas of Concern...
August 19, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823027/a-prospective-study-of-palonosetron-for-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-malignant-lymphoma-patients-following-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy
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Tsutomu Takahashi, Takahiro Okada, Fumiyoshi Ikejiri, Shunsuke Ito, Yusuke Okada, Fumimasa Takahashi, Satoshi Kumanomido, Yumi Jo, Koji Adachi, Chie Onishi, Koshi Kawakami, Takaaki Miyake, Masaya Inoue, Ritsuro Suzuki, Junji Suzumiya
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a troublesome issue in chemotherapy for cancer patients. A second-generation 5HT3 receptor antagonist (5HT3RA), palonosetron, is effective and safe for the prevention of CINV in breast cancer patients treated with cyclophosphamide and anthracycline, but there is little data for malignant lymphoma. We conducted a prospective phase 2 study at a single institution to clarify the efficacy and safety of palonosetron in lymphoma patients...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822935/assessing-urban-population-vulnerability-and-environmental-risks-across-an-urban-area-during-heatwaves-implications-for-health-protection
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H L Macintyre, C Heaviside, J Taylor, R Picetti, P Symonds, X-M Cai, S Vardoulakis
Heatwaves can lead to a range of adverse impacts including increased risk of illness and mortality; the heatwave in August 2003 has been associated with ~70,000 deaths across Europe. Due to climate change, heatwaves are likely to become more intense, more frequent and last longer in the future. A number of factors may influence risks associated with heat exposure, such as population age, housing type, and location within the Urban Heat Island, and such factors may not be evenly distributed spatially across a region...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822926/human-exposure-to-hydrogen-sulphide-concentrations-near-wastewater-treatment-plants
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Ana Flavia Locateli Godoi, Anderson Marlon Grasel, Gabriela Polezer, Andrew Brown, Sanja Potgieter-Vermaak, Débora Camargo Scremim, Carlos I Yamamoto, Ricardo Henrique Moreton Godoi
The hydrogen sulphide (H2S) levels from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Curitiba, Brazil have been quantified for the first time. H2S generated by anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in WWTPs is a cause for concern because it is an air pollutant, which can cause eye and respiratory irritation, headaches, and nausea. Considering the requirement for WWTPs in all communities, it is necessary to assess the concentrations and effects of gases such as H2S on populations living and/or working near WWTPs...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822817/rosiglitazone-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-alters-chromatin-remodeling-in-isolated-cardiomyocytes
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Lama Fawaz Pharaon, Naglaa Fathi El-Orabi, Muhammad Kunhi, Nadya Al Yacoub, Salma Mahmoud Awad, Coralie Poizat
Rosiglitazone is an anti-diabetic agent that raised a major controversy over its cardiovascular adverse effects. There is in vivo evidence that Rosiglitazone promotes cardiac hypertrophy by PPAR -γ-independent mechanisms. However, whether Rosiglitazone directly alters hypertrophic growth in cardiac cells is unknown. Chromatin remodeling by histone post-translational modifications has emerged as critical for many cardiomyopathies. Based on these observations, this study was initiated to investigate the cardiac hypertrophic effect of Rosiglitazone in a cellular model of primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCM)...
August 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822666/reliability-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-from-three-dimensional-echocardiography-for-cardiotoxicity-onset-detection-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Cinzia Lorenzini, Claudio Lamberti, Michele Aquilina, Andrea Rocca, Pietro Cortesi, Cristiana Corsi
BACKGROUND: Cardiotoxicity is a well-known adverse effect of various chemotherapeutic agents that can be monitored by echocardiography. A decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) triggers consideration for therapy modification or interruption. The aim of this study was to evaluate how variability in LVEF estimates computed using three-dimensional echocardiography could influence cardiotoxicity onset detection. METHODS: One hundred eighty one patients with breast cancer treated with anthracycline and trastuzumab were analyzed...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822637/porcine-dermis-patch-augmentation-of-supraspinatus-tendon-repairs-a-pilot-study-assessing-tendon-integrity-and-shoulder-function-2%C3%A2-years-after-arthroscopic-repair-in-patients-aged-60%C3%A2-years-or%C3%A2-older
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Matthias Flury, Dominik Rickenbacher, Christian Jung, Marco M Schneider, David Endell, Laurent Audigé
PURPOSE: To investigate the 2-year postoperative clinical and subjective outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) with xenologous porcine dermal patch augmentation compared with ARCR alone. METHODS: Patients aged 60 years or older with a complete supraspinatus (SSP) tendon tear underwent primary ARCR with a transosseous-equivalent technique. By use of a matched-pair comparative trial design, a consecutive series of 20 patients receiving additional xenologous porcine dermal patch augmentation (patch group) was matched by tear location with 20 patients who received ARCR only (control group)...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822620/medications-and-adverse-voice-effects
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Kátia Nemr, Ariana Di Carlos Silva, Danilo de Albuquerque Rodrigues, Marcia Simões Zenari
OBJECTIVES: To identify the medications used by patients with dysphonia, describe the voice symptoms reported on initial speech-language pathology (SLP) examination, evaluate the possible direct and indirect effects of medications on voice production, and determine the association between direct and indirect adverse voice effects and self-reported voice symptoms, hydration and smoking habits, comorbidities, vocal assessment, and type and degree of dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822616/the-garcinia-kola-biflavonoid-kolaviron-attenuates-experimental-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-diclofenac
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Quadri Kunle Alabi, Rufus Ojo Akomolafe, Olaoluwa Sesan Olukiran, Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Aliyat Olajumoke Nafiu, Modinat Adebukola Adefisayo, Joseph Gbenga Omole, Deborah Ifeoluwa Kajewole, Oluwole Olaniyi Odujoko
This study sought to investigate the effects of kolaviron on diclofenac-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Sixty male Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups of 10 rats each as follows: a control group that received oral propylene glycol and treatment groups that received diclofenac alone, diclofenac followed by Livolin Forte (a reference drug), or diclofenac followed by kolaviron at three different doses. At the end of the study period, five rats per group were sacrificed under ketamine hydrochloride anesthetic, 24h after treatment, while the other 5 rats in the group were allowed to recover for 2 weeks before being sacrificed...
August 16, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822592/use-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pruritus-and-neuropathic-pain-associated-with-major-burn-injury-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Isha Kaul, Ami Amin, Marta Rosenberg, Laura Rosenberg, Walter J Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Pruritis after burn is one of the most common chronic complaints in burn survivors. Pruritus is often indistinguishable from neuropathic pain. There is a paucity of studies reporting the use of gabapentin and pregabalin to treat both pruritus and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this current study is to explore and document the effect of gabapentin and pregabalin in children and adolescent burn survivors. METHODS: A retrospective review of charts and pharmacy records of gabapentin and pregabalin dispensed to control pruritus and/or pain was conducted for burn survivors up to 20 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822591/physical-and-psychological-effects-of-qigong-exercise-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-an-exploratory-study
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Pei-Shiun Chang, M Tish Knobf, Byeonsang Oh, Marjorie Funk
Older adults need exercise programs that correspond to age-related changes. The purpose of this study was to explore preliminary effects of an 8-week Qigong exercise intervention on the physical ability, functional and psychological health, and spiritual well-being of community-dwelling older adults. Forty-five community-dwelling adults with the mean age of 74.8 years participated a 1-h Health Qigong exercise session twice weekly for 8 weeks. The majority were female (84%) and white (91%), and lived with their spouse (49%)...
August 16, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822583/-misuse-and-adverse-effects-of-new-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-prospective-observational-study-in-patients-admitted-to-an-emergency-unit-of-a-french-university-hospital
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Thomas Lafon, Christine Vallejo, Mathilde Hadj, Marie-Laure Laroche, Hélène Geniaux
INTRODUCTION: The use of direct oral anticoagulants (NOAC) is complex: indications, dosage adjustments and precautions. Emergency departments (ED) are increasingly faced with patients receiving NOAC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the misuse and the adverse effects (AE) of NOAC. METHODS: All subjects with NOAC admitted to the Limoges University Hospital ED from 1/8/2013 to 1/4/2014 were included in a prospective observational study. Misuse was identified from the NOAC summary of product characteristics and from the 2014 ANSM guideline (indication, dose, co-medications, age, hepatic and renal function); adverse effects were recorded...
July 19, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822504/is-smog-innocuous-air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-disease
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EDITORIAL
Sundeep Mishra
Air pollution is a significant environmental and health hazard. Earlier studies had examined the adverse health effects associated with short- and long-term exposure to particulate matter on respiratory disease. However, later studies demonstrated that was actually cardiovascular disease that accounted for majority of mortality. Furthermore, it was not gaseous pollutants like oxides of nitrate, sulfur, carbon mono-oxide or ozone but the particulate matter or PM, of fine or coarse size (PM2.5 and PM10) which was linearly associated with mortality; PM2...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822350/baclofen-for-alcohol-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang
BACKGROUND: Baclofen shows potential for rapidly reducing symptoms of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in people with alcoholism. Treatment with baclofen is easy to manage and rarely produces euphoria or other pleasant effects, or craving for the drug. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in 2015, Issue 4. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of baclofen for people with AWS. SEARCH METHODS: We updated our searches of the following databases to March 2017: the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL...
August 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822225/altered-thymocyte-and-t-cell-development-in-neonatal-mice-with-hyperoxia-induced-lung-injury
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Sowmya Angusamy, Tamer Mansour, Mohammed Abdulmageed, Rachel Han, Brian C Schutte, John LaPres, Jack R Harkema, Said A Omar
BACKGROUND: The adaptive immune system of neonates is relatively underdeveloped. The thymus is an essential organ for adaptive T cell development and might be affected during the natural course of oxygen induced lung injury. The effect of prolonged hyperoxia on the thymus, thymocyte and T cell development, and its proliferation has not been studied extensively. METHODS: Neonatal mice were exposed to 85% oxygen (hyperoxia) or room air (normoxia) up to 28 days. Flow cytometry using surface markers were used to assay for thymocyte development and proliferation...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822166/-clinical-observation-of-modified-da-chaihu-decoction-in-treating-essential-hypertension-with-anxiety
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Xiang-Dong Zhang, Wang-Qiang Cheng, Yong-Gang Wang, Zheng Zhang
To observe the clinical efficacy of modified Da Chaihu decoction in treating essential hypertension with anxiety, the randomized, controlled, clinical trial was performed in this study. One hundred and twenty-six hypertensive patients with anxiety meeting the inclusive criteria were randomized into the treatment group and the control group. All of the included patients in the above 2 groups were treated by amlodipine besylate tablets. Patients in the treatment group were given Chinese herbal medicine modified Da Chaihu decoction every day...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822108/semi-quantitative-metabolic-values-on-fdg-pet-ct-including-extracardiac-sites-of-disease-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-course-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Laurie A Soine, Hubert J Vesselle
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; however, adverse effects are a major concern with long-term use. It would be beneficial for providers to predict treatment response and prognosis for proper management strategy of sarcoidosis, though it remains challenging. Fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography(PET)/computed tomography(CT) has an advantage over anatomical imaging in providing semi-quantitative functional parameters such as standard uptake value (SUV), metabolic volume, and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), which are well-established biomarkers in oncology...
August 18, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822008/label-free-sensing-and-classification-of-old-stored-blood
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Jun Hong Park, Taesik Go, Sang Joon Lee
Transfusion is crucial in surgical operation and anemia treatment. However, several hemorheological properties of blood are adversely altered during blood storage. After transfusion, these adverse alterations are related with decrease of oxygen and ion transport in blood circulation, which increase the mortality of transfused patients. Therefore, accurate sensing of whether a blood supply is still viable for transfusion or not is extremely important. In this study, a H-shaped microfluidic device and digital in-line holographic microscopy were employed to measure temporal variations of blood viscosity and the optical focusing property of erythrocytes during blood storage...
August 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821984/nonassociation-of-homocysteine-gene-polymorphisms-with-treatment-outcome-in-south-indian-tamil-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Niveditha Muralidharan, Reena Gulati, Durga Prasanna Misra, Vir S Negi
The aim of the study was to look for any association of MTR 2756A>G and MTRR 66A>G gene polymorphisms with clinical phenotype, methotrexate (MTX) treatment response, and MTX-induced adverse events in South Indian Tamil patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A total of 335 patients with RA were investigated. MTR 2756A>G gene polymorphism was analyzed by PCR-RFLP, and MTRR 66A>G SNP was analyzed by TaqMan 5' nuclease assay. The allele frequencies were compared with HapMap groups. MTR 2756G allele was found to be associated with risk of developing RA...
August 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821963/myocardial-regenerative-therapy-using-a-scaffold-free-skeletal-muscle-derived-cell-sheet-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-even-under-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-safety-and-feasibility-study
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Yasushi Yoshikawa, Shigeru Miyagawa, Koichi Toda, Atsuhiro Saito, Yasushi Sakata, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite promising experimental results, clinically, intramyocardial myoblast injection failed to reverse remodeling and it induced arrhythmogenicity. In contrast, scaffold-free skeletal muscle-derived cell (SC) sheets attenuated cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmogenicity via paracrine effects. We report the first clinical trial of SC sheet implantation (SCSI) conducted in four patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) supported by a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)...
August 18, 2017: Surgery Today
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