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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210801/patient-radiation-doses-and-reference-levels-in-pediatric-interventional-radiology
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Bouchra Habib Geryes, Adeline Bak, Julie Lachaux, Augustin Ozanne, Nathalie Boddaert, Francis Brunelle, Olivier Naggara, Guillaume Saliou
OBJECTIVES: To describe, in a multicentric paediatric population, reference levels (RLs) for three interventional radiological procedures. METHODS: From January 2012 to March 2015, children scheduled for an interventional radiological procedure in two French tertiary centres were retrospectively included and divided into four groups according to age: children younger than 2 years (A1), aged 2-7 years (A5), 8-12 years (A10) and 13-18 years (A15). Three procedures were identified: cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA), brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) embolization, and head and neck superficial vascular malformation (SVM) percutaneous sclerotherapy...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209907/equivalent-dose-rate-at-1m-of-patients-with-known-or-suspected-neuroendocrine-tumor-exiting-a-nuclear-medicine-department-after-68-ga-dotatoc-18-f-fdopa-or-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-or-111-in-pentetreotide-or-123-i-mibg-spect-ct
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Jules Zhang-Yin, Anne-Sophie Dirand, Myriam Sasanelli, Gwenaelle Corrégé, Aude Peudon, Thierry Kiffel, Valérie Nataf, Jérôme Clerc, Françoise Montravers, Jean-Noël Talbot
(123)I-mIBG and (111)In-pentetrotide SPECT have been used for functional imaging of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) for the last two decades. More recently, PET/CT imaging with (18)F-FDG, (18)F-FDOPA and (68)Ga somatostatin-receptor ligands in NETs has been expanding. No direct measurements of the dose rate from NET patients exiting the nuclear medicine department could be found in the literature after PET/CT with (18)F-FDOPA or (68)Ga-DOTATOC, a somatostatin analogue. Methods: We measured the dose rates from NET patients undergoing PET/CT or SPECT/CT in our centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204981/phase-1b-trial-of-proteasome-inhibitor-carfilzomib-with-irinotecan-in-lung-cancer-and-other-irinotecan-sensitive-malignancies-that-have-progressed-on-prior-therapy-onyx-ist-reference-number-car-ist-553
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Susanne M Arnold, Kari Chansky, Markos Leggas, Michael A Thompson, John L Villano, John Hamm, Rachel E Sanborn, Glen J Weiss, Gurkamal Chatta, Maria Q Baggstrom
Introduction Proteasome inhibition is an established therapy for many malignancies. Carfilzomib, a novel proteasome inhibitor, was combined with irinotecan to provide a synergistic approach in relapsed, irinotecan-sensitive cancers. Materials and Methods Patients with relapsed irinotecan-sensitive cancers received carfilzomib (Day 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16) at three dose levels (20/27 mg/m2, 20/36 mg/m2 and 20/45 mg/m2/day) in combination with irinotecan (Days 1, 8 and 15) at 125 mg/m2/day. Key eligibility criteria included measurable disease, a Zubrod PS of 0 or 1, and acceptable organ function...
February 16, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196046/bioequivalence-of-a-new-oral-levosulpiride-formulation-compared-with-a-standard-one-in-healthy-volunteers
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Simona De Gregori, Laura Cipollina, Annalisa De Silvestri, Marianna Ventura, Roberta Michelini, Monica Morosini, Michela Montagna, Carmine Tinelli, Mario Regazzi, Mariadelfina Molinaro, Roberto Imberti
BACKGROUND: A monocentric, single-dose, open-label, two-way, crossover randomized study was conducted by the San Matteo Phase I Clinical Trial Unit and Experimental Therapy (Pavia, Italy) to assess the bioequivalence and the systemic tolerability of a new oral formulation of levosulpiride (tablet 25 mg: test) versus a commercially available formulation on the Italian market (tablet 25 mg: reference). METHODS: Thirty-five healthy adult volunteers, males (n = 19) and females (n = 16), aged between 18 and 55 years were screened and 32 of them were enrolled in the study...
February 11, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191513/dietary-cholesterol-and-egg-yolk-should-be-avoided-by-patients-at-risk-of-vascular-disease
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REVIEW
J David Spence
Recent recommendations that limits to dietary cholesterol be dropped were probably heavily influenced by propaganda from the egg industry. After conviction for false advertising, the industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to convince the public, physicians, and policy makers that dietary cholesterol and egg yolk are harmless. However, there are good reasons for longstanding recommendations that dietary cholesterol be limited to <200 mg/ day in persons at risk of vascular disease. It is seldom understood that this essentially means all people in developed countries who expect to attain an advanced age...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184200/a-dynamic-model-for-prediction-of-psoriasis-management-by-blue-light-irradiation
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Zandra C Félix Garza, Joerg Liebmann, Matthias Born, Peter A J Hilbers, Natal A W van Riel
Clinical investigations prove that blue light irradiation reduces the severity of psoriasis vulgaris. Nevertheless, the mechanisms involved in the management of this condition remain poorly defined. Despite the encouraging results of the clinical studies, no clear guidelines are specified in the literature for the irradiation scheme regime of blue light-based therapy for psoriasis. We investigated the underlying mechanism of blue light irradiation of psoriatic skin, and tested the hypothesis that regulation of proliferation is a key process...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182038/study-of-anemia-in-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-serum-hepcidin
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H Goyal, S Mohanty, M Sharma, A Rani
We studied the role of serum hepcidin in anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Serum hepcidin, ferritin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels were evaluated in patients of CKD. Hepcidin levels were increased in patients as compared to healthy adults. Hepcidin levels increased as CKD progressed through stage 3-5 (P trend = 0.015) but did not correlate with estimated glomerular filtration rate. Hepcidin correlated positively with ferritin (P < 0...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180922/effect-of-btxa-on-inhibiting-hypertrophic-scar-formation-in-a-rabbit-ear-model
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Dong-Qing Liu, Xiao-Jing Li, Xiao-Juan Weng
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic scar (HS) is a refractory skin disease caused by major physical damage or other inflammation. Some reports found that botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) could be an alternative treatment of the HS. Therefore, the authors studied the effects of BTXA on the treatment of HS and the dose response of BTXA. METHODS: Hypertrophic scars were harvested from the ears of 18 young adult New Zealand big-eared rabbits and treated with BTXA or triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) in vivo experiment...
February 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177515/methadone-for-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Alexander B Nicholson, Graeme R Watson, Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: This is an updated review originally published in 2004 and first updated in 2007. This version includes substantial changes to bring it in line with current methodological requirements. Methadone is a synthetic opioid that presents some challenges in dose titration and is recognised to cause potentially fatal arrhythmias in some patients. It does have a place in therapy for people who cannot tolerate other opioids but should be initiated only by experienced practitioners. This review is one of a suite of reviews on opioids for cancer pain...
February 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168440/can-duration-of-hemodialysis-be-estimated-based-on-the-on-arrival-laboratory-tests-and-clinical-manifestations-in-methanol-poisoned-patients
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Abdolkarim Pajoumand, Nasim Zamani, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Shahin Shadnia
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Lachance formula and more readily available clinical or laboratory factors (other than serum methanol level) in prediction of the needed time for hemodialysis in methanol-poisoned patients. METHODS: In a retrospective study, all methanol-poisoned patients referred to us between March 2008 and March 2016 were enrolled. The patients' demographic characteristics, on-arrival vital signs, signs/symptoms, and laboratory tests were evaluated for factors that could prognosticate the dialysis duration...
February 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161458/effect-of-mptp-on-mrna-expression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-mouse-brain
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Rita Torok, Andras Salamon, Evelin Sumegi, Denes Zadori, Gabor Veres, Mate Fort Molnar, Laszlo Vecsei, Peter Klivenyi
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) is a key regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis, respiration and adaptive thermogenesis. Besides the full-length protein (FL-PGC-1α), several other functionally active PGC-1α isoforms were identified as a result of alternative splicing (e.g., N-truncated PGC-1α; NT-PGC-1α) or alternative promoter usage (e.g., central nervous system-specific PGC-1α isoforms; CNS-PGC-1α). Achieving neuroprotection via CNS-targeted pharmacological stimulation is limited due to poor penetration of the blood brain barrier (BBB) by the proposed pharmaceutical agents, so preconditioning emerged as another option...
February 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161274/valproate-acid-vpa-induced-dysmetabolic-function-in-clinical-and-animal-studies
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Rong Li, Lisheng Liang, Xinmou Wu, Xianli Ma, Min Su
BACKGROUND: Valproate acid (VPA), a commonly used antiepileptic medicine, is found to be linked to developing dysmetabolic risk. However, the proposed mechanism remains completely unknown. METHODS: In this study, we collected data from patients with epilepsy and further investigated the preclinical study in mice. RESULTS: As results, the clinical data showed that VPA-used patients resulted in higher levels of blood glucose, urine acid, triglyceride (TG), and immune cells (leucocyte, neutrophil leucocyte) when compared to clinically diagnosed references, while circulating apolipoprotein A1 (Apob A1) and fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) were reduced without visible drug-induced liver injury (DILI)...
February 2, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158982/study-protocol-thyroid-hormone-replacement-for-untreated-older-adults-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-trust
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David J Stott, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Patricia M Kearney, Nicolas Rodondi, Rudi G J Westendorp, Simon Mooijaart, Sharon Kean, Terence J Quinn, Naveed Sattar, Kirsty Hendry, Robert Du Puy, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Rosalinde K E Poortvliet, Jan W A Smit, J Wouter Jukema, Olaf M Dekkers, Manuel Blum, Tinh-Hai Collet, Vera McCarthy, Caroline Hurley, Stephen Byrne, John Browne, Torquil Watt, Douglas Bauer, Ian Ford
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the effect of thyroid hormone treatment. We describe the protocol of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Levothyroxine treatment for SCH. METHODS: Participants are community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years with SCH, diagnosed by elevated TSH levels (≥4...
February 3, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157640/radioactivity-levels-in-the-mostly-local-foodstuff-consumed-by-residents-of-the-high-level-natural-radiation-areas-of-ramsar-iran
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Nasrin Fathabadi, Ali Akbar Salehi, Kazem Naddafi, Mohammad Reza Kardan, Masud Yunesian, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Mohammad Reza Deevband, Molood Gooniband Shooshtari, Saeedeh Sadat Hosseini, Mahtab Karimi
Among High Level Natural Radiation Areas (HLNRAs) all over the world, the northern coastal city of Ramsar has been considered enormously important. Many studies have measured environmental radioactivity in Ramsar, however, no survey has been undertaken to measure concentrations in the diets of residents. This study determined the (226)Ra activity concentration in the daily diet of people of Ramsar. The samples were chosen from both normal and high level natural radiation areas and based on the daily consumption patterns of residents...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156658/changes-in-opioid-type-and-dose-among-cancer-patients-referred-to-outpatient-palliative-care
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Joseph Baidoo, Yee Choon Meng, Donna S Zhukovsky, Kimberson Cochien Tanco, Holly A Stewart, Tonya Edwards, Manju P Joy, Leela Kuriakose, Zhanni Lu, Diane D Liu, Janet L Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 106 Background: Opioid prescriptions are regulated at both federal and state levels. Examples of such regulations include use of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), mandatory sharing of prescription data with state prescription drug monitoring programs and the reclassification of hydrocodone as schedule II opioid in October 2014. One possible consequence of such changes would be earlier referral to palliative care (PC) for opioid management. Alternatively, primary oncologist may treat patients with weak opioids or use strong opioids with lower daily dose...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156580/characteristics-of-patients-with-unscheduled-versus-scheduled-visits-to-outpatient-supportive-care-center-scc-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Ahsan Azhar, Maria Agustina Cerana, Vishidha Reddy Balankari, Madhuri Adabala, Diane D Liu, Janet L Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 144 Background: There is limited literature regarding outpatient palliative care, and even more limited literature describing factors associated with unscheduled visits. Our aim was to identify clinical characteristics of patients who walk-in (present unscheduled) to the outpatient SCC with the hypothesize that the patients who present for unscheduled visits have more severe symptom distress as compared to those patients who present for scheduled appointments. METHODS: We compared 183 patients with unscheduled consults (CO) vs a random sample of 361 patients with scheduled CO and 159 patients with unscheduled follow-up (FU) visits vs a random sample of 318 patients with scheduled FU visits...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156443/a-single-dose-comparative-bioavailability-study-of-dronabinol-oral-solution-versus-dronabinol-capsules-in-healthy-volunteers
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Neha Parikh, William G Kramer, Varun Khurana, Santosh Vetticaden
: 198 Background: The capsule formulation of dronabinol, a pharmaceutical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is approved for anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS and for cancer chemotherapy-associated nausea/vomiting in patients with inadequate response to conventional antiemetics. A new oral formulation (i.e., dronabinol solution) was evaluated in a bioequivalence study versus currently marketed dronabinol capsules. METHODS: In an open-label, 2-treatment, 2-sequence, 4-period, single-dose crossover study, healthy volunteers were randomized to receive 1 of 2 treatment sequences (T-R-T-R or R-T-R-T; T = dronabinol 4...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155131/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-treatment-attributes-important-to-injection-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-multinational-preference-study
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Lei Qin, Stephanie Chen, Emuella Flood, Alka Shaunik, Beverly Romero, Marie de la Cruz, Cynthia Alvarez, Susan Grandy
INTRODUCTION: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) differ in efficacy, side effects, dosing frequency, and device-related attributes. This study assessed the relative importance of treatment-related attributes in influencing preferences for GLP-1RAs among injection-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Injection-naïve T2DM patients from five countries completed a Web-based discrete choice experiment (DCE) survey. Patients chose between hypothetical treatment profiles reflecting important and differentiating attributes of GLP-1RAs...
February 2, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153022/radiation-dose-affected-by-mammographic-composition-and-breast-size-first-application-of-a-radiation-dose-management-system-for-full-field-digital-mammography-in-korean-women
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Ji Eun Baek, Bong Joo Kang, Sung Hun Kim, Hyun Sil Lee
BACKGROUND: Relative to Western women, Korean women show several differences in breast-related characteristics, including higher rates of dense breasts and small breasts. We investigated how mammographic composition and breast size affect the glandular dose during full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in Korean women using a radiation dose management system. METHODS: From June 1 to June 30, 2015, 2120 FFDM images from 560 patients were acquired and mammographic breast composition and breast size were assessed...
February 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151443/radon-222-from-different-sources-of-water-and-the-assessment-of-health-hazard
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Janet A Ademola, Oluwaferanmi R Ojeniran
Water samples collected from different sources were analysed for radon concentrations in order to evaluate the health effect associated with radon in water. The radon concentrations were in the range of 3.56-98.57, 0.88-25.49, 0.73-1.35 and 0.24-1.03 Bq.L(-1) for borehole, well, packaged and utility water, respectively. Samples from boreholes had the highest radon concentrations with about 67% being higher than the threshold value of 11.1 Bq.L(-1) recommended by the USEPA. The mean annual effective dose (AED) due to ingestion for adult, child and infant ranged from 8...
February 2017: Journal of Water and Health
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