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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078656/biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Ira Jacobs, Reginald Ewesuedo, Sadiq Lula, Charles Zacharchuk
BACKGROUND: Biologic treatments for cancer continue to place a significant economic burden on healthcare stakeholders. Biosimilar therapies may help reduce this burden through cost savings, thereby increasing patient access. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to collate all published data to assess the weight of available evidence (quantity and quality) for proposed monoclonal antibody biosimilars and intended copies, for the treatment of cancer. METHODS: MEDLINE(®), Embase(®), and ISI Web of Science(®) databases were searched to September 2015...
January 11, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072733/efficacy-and-safety-of-puerarin-injection-in-curing-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Qing-Hua Zheng, Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Mei, Li Xiong, Qing-Xian Mei, Jin-Feng Wang, Ling-Jing Tan, Song-Bai Yang, Zhi-Tao Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that the puerarin injection has been widely employed in China for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the puerarin injection for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED, EMBASE, SPRINGER LINK, Scopus, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Journals Database, Wanfang database and the China Biological Medicine database before November 2016, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of puerarin injection treating acute ischemic stroke were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067828/pharmacogenetic-foundations-of-therapeutic-efficacy-and-adverse-events-of-statins
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Elena Arrigoni, Marzia Del Re, Leonardo Fidilio, Stefano Fogli, Romano Danesi, Antonello Di Paolo
BACKGROUND: In the era of precision medicine, more attention is paid to the search for predictive markers of treatment efficacy and tolerability. Statins are one of the classes of drugs that could benefit from this approach because of their wide use and their incidence of adverse events. METHODS: Literature from PubMed databases and bibliography from retrieved publications have been analyzed according to terms such as statins, pharmacogenetics, epigenetics, toxicity and drug-drug interaction, among others...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049486/towards-eliminating-malaria-in-high-endemic-countries-the-roles-of-community-health-workers-and-related-cadres-and-their-challenges-in-integrated-community-case-management-for-malaria-a-systematic-review
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Bruno F Sunguya, Linda B Mlunde, Rakesh Ayer, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Human resource for health crisis has impaired global efforts against malaria in highly endemic countries. To address this, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended scaling-up of community health workers (CHWs) and related cadres owing to their documented success in malaria and other disease prevention and management. Evidence is inconsistent on the roles and challenges they encounter in malaria interventions. This systematic review aims to summarize evidence on roles and challenges of CHWs and related cadres in integrated community case management for malaria (iCCM)...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049285/evidence-based-guidelines-for-fall-prevention-in-korea
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Kwang-Il Kim, Hye-Kyung Jung, Chang Oh Kim, Soo-Kyung Kim, Hyun-Ho Cho, Dae Yul Kim, Yong-Chan Ha, Sung-Hee Hwang, Chang Won Won, Jae-Young Lim, Hyun Jung Kim, Jae Gyu Kim
Falls and fall-related injuries are common in older populations and have negative effects on quality of life and independence. Falling is also associated with increased morbidity, mortality, nursing home admission, and medical costs. Korea has experienced an extreme demographic shift with its population aging at the fastest pace among developed countries, so it is important to assess fall risks and develop interventions for high-risk populations. Guidelines for the prevention of falls were first developed by the Korean Association of Internal Medicine and the Korean Geriatrics Society...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045473/gabapentin-for-fibromyalgia-pain-in-adults
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Tess E Cooper, Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This review replaces part of an earlier review that evaluated gabapentin for both neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, now split into separate reviews for the two conditions. This review will consider pain in fibromyalgia only.Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread pain lasting longer than three months, and is frequently associated with symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, depression, and reduced quality of life. Fibromyalgia is more common in women.Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug widely licensed for treatment of neuropathic pain...
January 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044297/microfluidic-platform-for-parallel-single-cell-analysis-for-diagnostic-applications
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Séverine Le Gac
Cell populations are heterogeneous: they can comprise different cell types or even cells at different stages of the cell cycle and/or of biological processes. Furthermore, molecular processes taking place in cells are stochastic in nature. Therefore, cellular analysis must be brought down to the single cell level to get useful insight into biological processes, and to access essential molecular information that would be lost when using a cell population analysis approach. Furthermore, to fully characterize a cell population, ideally, information both at the single cell level and on the whole cell population is required, which calls for analyzing each individual cell in a population in a parallel manner...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029082/probiotics-in-curing-allergic-and-inflammatory-conditions-research-progress-and-futuristic-vision
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Kuldeep Dhama, Shyma K Latheef, Ashok Kumar Munjal, Rekha Khandia, Hari Abdul Samad, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Sunil K Joshi
BACKGROUND: Probiotics constitute the viable and beneficial microbes, which offer a dietary means to sustain the balance of gastro-intestinal (GI) microflora. Owing to their multiple health benefits, these have recently gained wide attention among researchers for exploring their potential in safeguarding the health of humans and animals. Probiotics could also modulate host-immune responses, thereby help in counteracting the immunological dysfunctions. Probiotics can inhibit the systemic invasion of pathogens entering through the GI mucosa/ oral cavity and have been found to possess effective prophylactic and therapeutic utilities against various infectious pathogens as well as non-infectious diseases and disorders...
December 26, 2016: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
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Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019022/use-of-pattern-recognition-for-unaliasing-simultaneously-acquired-slices-in-simultaneous-multislice-mr-fingerprinting
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Yun Jiang, Dan Ma, Himanshu Bhat, Huihui Ye, Stephen F Cauley, Lawrence L Wald, Kawin Setsompop, Mark A Griswold
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to accelerate an MR fingerprinting (MRF) acquisition by using a simultaneous multislice method. METHODS: A multiband radiofrequency (RF) pulse was designed to excite two slices with different flip angles and phases. The signals of two slices were driven to be as orthogonal as possible. The mixed and undersampled MRF signal was matched to two dictionaries to retrieve T1 and T2 maps of each slice. Quantitative results from the proposed method were validated with the gold-standard spin echo methods in a phantom...
December 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002341/salvianolate-injection-in-the-treatment-of-unstable-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Salvianolate injection in the treatment of unstable angina pectoris (UAP). METHODS: Using literature databases, we conducted a thorough and systematic retrieval of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that using Salvianolate injection for treating UAP. The Cochrane Risk of Bias Assessment Tool was used to evaluate the methodological quality of the RCTs, and then the data were extracted and meta-analyzed by RevMan5...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997053/cervical-length-screening-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-threatened-preterm-labor-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
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Vincenzo Berghella, Montse Palacio, Amen Ness, Zarko Alfirevic, Kypros Nicolaides, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: Cervical length screening by transvaginal ultrasound has been shown to be a good predictive test for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic singleton pregnancies with threatened preterm labor (PTL). The aim of this Cochrane review and meta-analysis of individual participant data was to evaluate the effect of using knowledge of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) in preventing PTB in singleton pregnancies presenting with threatened PTL. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register and the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field's Trials Register (May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved studies...
December 20, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992241/the-effect-of-joint-mobilization-on-dynamic-postural-control-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Kyle B Kosik, Phillip A Gribble
: Clinical Scenario: Dorsiflexion range of motion is an important factor in the performance of the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT). While patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI) commonly experience decrease reach distances on the SEBT, ankle joint mobilization has been suggested to be an effective therapeutic intervention for targeting dorsiflexion range of motion. CLINICAL QUESTION: What is the evidence to support ankle joint mobilization for improving performance on the SEBT in patients with CAI? Summary of Key Findings: The literature was searched for articles examining the effects of ankle joint mobilization on scores of the SEBT...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991830/goshajinkigan-for-low-back-pain-an-observational-study
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Takuya Hamaguchi, Tetsuhiro Yoshino, Yuko Horiba, Kenji Watanabe
OBJECTIVES: Low back pain (LBP) is a chronic condition. Although Western treatments are available, Kampo (traditional Japanese) medicine is widely prescribed and covered by health insurance in Japan. Goshajinkigan (GJG), a Kampo formula, is commonly used to treat LBP. However, cases we have occasionally been encountered in which GJG did not show the expected effects. Hence, the purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate patient factors important in developing the effects of GJG...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990480/efficacy-of-acute-cellular-rejection-treatment-according-to-banff-score-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Caroline Lamarche, Jean-Maxime Côté, Lynne Sénécal, Héloïse Cardinal
BACKGROUND: The poor prognosis classically associated with Banff grade 2 acute cell-mediated rejection (CMR) may be due to unrecognized antibody-mediated damage. We thus performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the rate of response to treatment in kidney transplant recipients with pure CMR, stratified by Banff class. METHODS: In addition to a manual search, databases interrogated included Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) databases, Central, PubMed and CINAHL...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989875/ethnobotany-phytochemistry-toxicology-and-pharmacological-properties-of-terminalia-sericea-burch-ex-dc-combretaceae-a-review
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REVIEW
N I Mongalo, L J McGaw, T V Segapelo, J F Finnie, J Van Staden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL REFERENCE: The use of medicinal plants in the treatment of infections is ancient. A wide variety of ethnotherapeutic properties and pharmacological actions has been attributed to Terminalia sericea. Studies by various groups of investigators reveal that it is a multipurpose medicinal plant used mostly in the treatment of diarrhoea, sexually transmitted infections, skin rashes, tuberculosis and other infections. The current paper is aimed at providing an overview of the ethnomedicinal uses, toxicology, pharmacology and the phytochemistry of Terminalia sericea...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986088/designing-and-screening-of-universal-drug-from-neem-azadirachta-indica-and-standard-drug-chemicals-against-influenza-virus-nucleoprotein
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Aftab Ahmad, Muhammad Rizwan Javed, Abdul Qayyum Rao, Tayyab Husnain
BACKGROUND: Different strains of influenza virus are affecting a large number of people worldwide. Many synthetic antiviral medicines are available for influenza virus in the market. But still there is a need for the development of universal drugs against these strains of influenza virus. METHODS: For this purpose conserved residues within the influenza virus nucleoprotein have been retrieved. The drugs, previously known to have antiviral properties, were screened to identify the best candidate universal drug against Influenza virus strains...
December 16, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973611/publication-trends-in-acupuncture-research-a-20-year-bibliometric-analysis-based-on-pubmed
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Yan Ma, Ming Dong, Kehua Zhou, Carol Mita, Jianping Liu, Peter M Wayne
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture has become popular and widely practiced in many countries around the world. Despite the large amount of acupuncture-related literature that has been published, broader trends in the prevalence and scope of acupuncture research remain underexplored. The current study quantitatively analyzes trends in acupuncture research publications in the past 20 years. METHODS: A bibliometric approach was used to search PubMed for all acupuncture-related research articles including clinical and animal studies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966019/fear-of-clowns-in-hospitalized-children-prospective-experience
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Noam Meiri, Zeev Schnapp, Amichi Ankri, Itay Nahmias, Amnon Raviv, Omer Sagi, Mohamad Hamad Saied, Muriel Konopnicki, Giora Pillar
: Medical clowns (MC) have become an integral part of the pediatric staff of hospital wards. While several studies have demonstrated the huge benefits of MC, there are almost no data regarding fear of clowns, a known phenomenon that means an irrational fear of clowns. In the current study, we sought to examine the prevalence of fear of clowns in pediatrics wards, and to characterize the affected children. The clinical work of three certified MCs was prospectively assessed. Every child with fear of clowns was noted, data were retrieved from the medical records, and the parents/child completed a specific questionnaire with a research assistant...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965042/do-sanitary-ceramic-workers-have-a-worse-presentation-of-chest-radiographs-or-pulmonary-function-tests-than-other-ceramic-workers
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Yu-Chung Tsao, Su-Hsun Liu, I-Shiang Tzeng, Tsung-Han Hsieh, Jau-Yuan Chen, Jiin-Chyuan John Luo
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Silicosis remains the most prevalent occupational disease worldwide. There have been no specific studies focusing on the association between exposure settings at work and the clinical severity in silicosis patients. In this study, we describe and compare the clinical characteristics and silicosis-associated exposure history at work among workers from several types of ceramic production facilities in Taiwan. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 221 patients who were first diagnosed with silicosis at the Occupational Medicine Clinic of Northern Taiwan in 2012...
December 10, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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