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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331966/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-sedation-in-adult-patients-undergoing-dental-procedures-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jimmy de Oliveira Araújo, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi, Caio Chaves Guimarães, Juliana Cama Ramacciato, Natalia Karol de Andrade, Mabel Fernandes Fiqueiró, Luciane Cruz Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The management of anxious patients undergoing dental procedures is still a challenge in clinical practice. Despite a wide variety of drugs for oral sedation in adult patients, there are relatively few systematic reviews that compare the effectiveness and safety of different drugs administered via this route. Thus, this study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oral sedation with benzodiazepines and other agents to patients undergoing dental surgical procedures...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328785/immune-responses-in-the-liver
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Paul Kubes, Craig Jenne
The liver is a key, frontline immune tissue. Ideally positioned to detect pathogens entering the body via the gut, the liver appears designed to detect, capture, and clear bacteria, viruses, and macromolecules. Containing the largest collection of phagocytic cells in the body, this organ is an important barrier between us and the outside world. Importantly, as portal blood also transports a large number of foreign but harmless molecules (e.g., food antigens), the liver's default immune status is anti-inflammatory or immunotolerant; however, under appropriate conditions, the liver is able to mount a rapid and robust immune response...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328360/metabolic-side-effects-in-patients-using-atypical-antipsychotic-medications-during-hospitalization
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Gül Dikeç, Leyla Baysan Arabaci, Gülçin Bölük Uzunoglu, Selin Demet Mizrak
The current research evaluated metabolic side effects in inpatients (N = 271) using atypical antipsychotic medications in a psychiatric hospital in Turkey between June and December 2016. Data were collected via an information form created after reviewing the literature at the time of patients' hospitalization and discharge. According to the analysis, 73.8% of patients stated they experienced side effects from antipsychotic medications and 20.7% of patients experienced weight gain. A statistical difference was detected among body mass index, waist circumference, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate during patient hospitalization and discharge...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324585/effects-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-arterial-function-in-different-age-groups-the-advanced-approach-to-arterial-stiffness-study
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Jirar Topouchian, Carlos Labat, Sylvie Gautier, Magnus Bäck, Apostolos Achimastos, Jacques Blacher, Marcin Cwynar, Alejandro de la Sierra, Denes Pall, Francesco Fantin, Katalin Farkas, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Zoya Hakobyan, Piotr Jankowski, Ana Jelakovic, Zhanna Kobalava, Alexandra Konradi, Yulia Kotovskaya, Marina Kotsani, Irina Lazareva, Alexander Litvin, Viktor Milyagin, Iveta Mintale, Oscar Persson, Rafael Ramos, Anatoly Rogoza, Ligita Ryliskyte, Angelo Scuteri, Yuriy Sirenko, Georges Soulis, Nebojsa Tasic, Maryna Udovychenko, Saule Urazalina, Peter Wohlfahrt, Parounak Zelveian, Athanase Benetos, Roland Asmar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Advanced Approach to Arterial Stiffness study was to compare arterial stiffness measured simultaneously with two different methods in different age groups of middle-aged and older adults with or without metabolic syndrome (MetS). The specific effects of the different MetS components on arterial stiffness were also studied. METHODS: This prospective, multicentre, international study included 2224 patients aged 40 years and older, 1664 with and 560 without MetS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318985/a-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-during-caesarean-section-in-women-at-risk-of-haemorrhage-the-salvo-cell-salvage-in-obstetrics-trial
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Khalid S Khan, Philip Moore, Matthew Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Tracy Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, Lee Beresford, James Geoghegan, Jane Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Louise Jackson, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is associated with blood loss and maternal morbidity. Excessive blood loss requires transfusion of donor (allogeneic) blood, which is a finite resource. Cell salvage returns blood lost during surgery to the mother. It may avoid the need for donor blood transfusion, but reliable evidence of its effects is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine if routine use of cell salvage during caesarean section in mothers at risk of haemorrhage reduces the rates of blood transfusion and postpartum maternal morbidity, and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard practice without routine salvage use...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305175/an-overview-of-anti-diabetic-plants-used-in-gabon-pharmacology-and-toxicology
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REVIEW
B Bading Taika, M Bouckandou, A Souza, H P Bourobou Bourobou, L MacKenzie, L Lione
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The management of diabetes mellitus management in African communities, especially in Gabon, is not well established as more than 60% of population rely on traditional treatments as primary healthcare. The aim of this review was to collect and present the scientific evidence for the use of medicinal plants that are in currect by Gabonese traditional healers to manage diabetes or hyperglycaemia based here on the pharmacological and toxicological profiles of plants with anti-diabetic activity are presented in order to promote their therapeutic value, ensure a safer use by population and provide some bases for further study on high potential plants reviewed...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302732/the-effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-on-neovascularization-and-fat-graft-survival
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Bing-Jun Xiong, Qiu-Wen Tan, Yu-Juan Chen, Yi Zhang, Di Zhang, Shen-Li Tang, Shu Zhang, Qing Lv
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived stem cell (ADSCs)-assisted and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-assisted lipofilling aim to enhance angiogenesis and cell proliferation and are promising techniques for lipofilling. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of ADSCs-assisted and PRP-assisted lipofilling. METHODS: Adipose tissue and human venous blood were obtained from women with early breast cancer. Human ADSCs were isolated and amplified in vitro. PRP was extracted through double centrifugation...
January 4, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300219/the-effect-of-a-non-peptide-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-agonist-compound-21-on-aortic-aneurysm-growth-in-a-mouse-model-of-marfan-syndrome
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Peter Verbrugghe, Jelle Verhoeven, Marnick Clijsters, Dominique Vervoort, Jarne Schepens, Bart Meuris, Paul Herijgers
IntroductionAvailable evidence suggests that the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAA) system is a good target for medical intervention on aortic root dilatation in Marfan syndrome (MFS). The effect of Compound 21 (C21), a non-peptide angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) agonist on aneurysm progression is was tested.MethodsMice with a mutation in fibrillin-1 (Fbn1C1039G/+) and wild-type (WT) mice were treated with vehicle, losartan, C21, enalapril or a combination. Blood pressure, aortic root diameter, and histological slides were evaluated...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290918/laparoscopic-vs-open-complete-mesocolic-excision-with-central-vascular-ligation-for-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ionut Negoi, Sorin Hostiuc, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Mircea Beuran
AIM: To compare the effectiveness of laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation (L-CME) with its open (O-CME) counterpart. METHODS: We conducted an electronic search of the PubMed/MEDLINE, Excerpta Medica Database, Web of Science Core Collection, Cochrane Center Register of Controlled Trails, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, SciELO, and Korean Journal databases from their inception until May 2017. We considered randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) that included patients with colonic cancer comparing L-CME and O-CME...
December 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288189/the-renal-parenchyma-evaluation-of-a-novel-ultrasound-measurement-to-assess-fetal-renal-development-protocol-for-an-observational-longitudinal-study
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Sonja Brennan, Michal Schneider, David Watson, Yogavijayan Kandasamy, Donna Rudd
INTRODUCTION: Disorders of fetal growth, such as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and large for gestational age (LGA), have been found to have a profound effect on the development of the fetal kidney. Abnormal kidney development is associated with hypertension and chronic kidney disease later in life. This study will use a novel ultrasound measurement to assess the renal parenchymal growth and kidney arterial blood flow in the fetus to evaluate the development of the fetal kidneys and provide an indirect estimate of nephron number...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287137/maternal-hyperoxygenation-a-potential-therapy-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-fetuses-a-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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Jennifer Co-Vu, Dalia Lopez-Colon, Himesh V Vyas, Natalie Weiner, Curt DeGroff
OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy, safety, outcomes, and intrauterine complications following maternal hyperoxygenation (MH) therapy in fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A systematic review was performed following an electronic search of databases. Articles were published before January 1, 2017, in an English-language and non-English-language journals (with English translations), and included human fetuses and expectant mothers with a fetal diagnosis of CHD who received MH...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285771/endotoxemia-rocks-sphingolipid-metabolism-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-an-editorial-highlight-for-alteration-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-as-a-putative-mechanism-underlying-lps-induced-bbb-disruption-on-doi-10-1111-jnc-14236
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Eric Camerer
In this issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry, Vutukuri et al. evaluate the impact of endotoxemia-induced encephalopathy on the sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signaling pathway at the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Four hours after intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharides (LPS, 4 mg/kg) to mice, they first demonstrate BBB dysfunction and then evaluate changes in sphingolipid metabolites in serum, isolated brain microvessels (MBMV), and whole brain. In parallel, they investigate the fate of indicated S1P generating and metabolizing enzymes and S1P receptors in brain and MBMV...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284715/pharmacy-diabetes-screening-trial-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-compare-three-screening-methods-for-undiagnosed-type-2-diabetes-in-australian-community-pharmacy
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Ines Krass, Rob Carter, Bernadette Mitchell, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Sophy T F Shih, Peta Trinder, Vincent L Versace, Frances Wilson, Kevin Mc Namara
INTRODUCTION: With the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Australia, screening and earlier diagnosis is needed to provide opportunities to intervene with evidence-based lifestyle and treatment options to reduce the individual, social and economic impact of the disease. The objectives of the Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial are to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three screening models for type 2 diabetes in a previously undiagnosed population. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial is a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial to be conducted in 363 community pharmacies across metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, randomly allocated by geographical clusters to one of three groups, each with 121 pharmacies and 10 304 screening participants...
December 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284061/correction-gene-expression-differences-in-peripheral-blood-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-distinct-progression-profiles
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Raquel Pinho, Leonor C Guedes, Lilach Soreq, Patrícia P Lobo, Tiago Mestre, Miguel Coelho, Mário M Rosa, Nilza Gonçalves, Pauline Wales, Tiago Mendes, Ellen Gerhardt, Christiane Fahlbusch, Vincenzo Bonifati, Michael Bonin, Gabriel Miltenberger-Miltényi, Fran Borovecki, Hermona Soreq, Joaquim J Ferreira, Tiago F Outeiro
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282271/circulating-tumour-cells-as-a-potential-screening-tool-for-lung-cancer-the-air-study-protocol-of-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study-in-france
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Sylvie Leroy, Jonathan Benzaquen, Andrea Mazzetta, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Bernard Padovani, Dominique Israel-Biet, Christophe Pison, Pascal Chanez, Jacques Cadranel, Julien Mazières, Vincent Jounieaux, Charlotte Cohen, Véronique Hofman, Marius Ilie, Paul Hofman, Charles Hugo Marquette
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of death from cancer. Early diagnosis of LC is of paramount importance in terms of prognosis. The health authorities of most countries do not accept screening programmes based on low-dose chest CT (LDCT), especially in Europe, because they are flawed by a high rate of false-positive results, leading to a large number of invasive diagnostic procedures. These authorities advocated further research, including companion biological tests that could enhance the effectiveness of LC screening...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280921/impact-of-steatosis-and-inflammation-definitions-on-the-performance-of-nash-tests
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Thierry Poynard, Mona Munteanu, Frederic Charlotte, Hugo Perazzo, Yen Ngo, Olivier Deckmyn, Raluca Pais, Philippe Mathurin, Vlad Ratziu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: One of the unmet needs in subjects with metabolic risks is the prediction of metabolic liver disease by noninvasive tests. The construction of performant tests is dependent on the appropriateness of the histological reference definition. The aim of this study was to analyze the limitations of similar European (Fatty Liver Inhibition of Progression) and USA (Clinical-Research-Network) standard definitions and their impact on the construction of tests. METHODS: We hypothesized that a simpler histological definition of non-alcoholo steato-hepatitis (NASH), which does not require the presence of steatosis and the presence of both lobular inflammation and ballooning, should improve the concordance rates with previously validated blood tests...
December 26, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278407/novel-associations-between-blood-dna-methylation-and-body-mass-index-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Y M Geurts, P-A Dugué, J E Joo, E Makalic, C-H Jung, W Guan, S Nguyen, M L Grove, E M Wong, A M Hodge, J K Bassett, L M FitzGerald, H Tsimiklis, L Baglietto, G Severi, D F Schmidt, D D Buchanan, R J MacInnis, J L Hopper, J S Pankow, E W Demerath, M C Southey, G G Giles, D R English, R L Milne
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There is increasing evidence of a relationship between blood DNA methylation and body mass index (BMI). We aimed to assess associations of BMI with individual methylation measures (CpGs) through a cross-sectional genome-wide DNA methylation association study and a longitudinal analysis of repeated measurements over time. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip, DNA methylation measures were determined in baseline peripheral blood samples from 5361 adults recruited to the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) and selected for nested case-control studies, 2586 because they were subsequently diagnosed with cancer (cases) and 2775 as controls...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275344/effects-of-a-12-week-cardiovascular-rehabilitation-programme-on-systemic-inflammation-and-traditional-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-cardia-trial-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Heinze-Milne, Volodko Bakowsky, Nicholas Giacomantonio, Scott A Grandy
INTRODUCTION: Patients with systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) above the baseline risk attributable to traditional CVD risk factors seen in the general population. Exercise in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is designed specifically for high-risk primary prevention and those with established CVD. Even though the European League Against Rheumatism guidelines state that exercise is safe for individuals with RA and exercise can reduce CVD risk, patients with RA rarely participate in CR...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248885/occupational-radiation-exposure-and-its-health-effects-on-interventional-medical-workers-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Seulki Ko, Hwan Hoon Chung, Sung Bum Cho, Young Woo Jin, Kwang Pyo Kim, Mina Ha, Ye Jin Bang, Yae Won Ha, Won Jin Lee
INTRODUCTION: Although fluoroscopically guided procedures involve a considerably high dose of radiation, few studies have investigated the effects of radiation on medical workers involved in interventional fluoroscopy procedures. Previous research remains in the early stages and has not reached a level comparable with other occupational studies thus far. Furthermore, the study of radiation workers provides an opportunity to estimate health risks at low doses and dose rates of ionising radiation...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248611/a-vicious-interplay-between-genetic-and-environmental-insults-in-the-etiology-of-blood-cancers
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REVIEW
Anna Rita Migliaccio
Over the years, the etiology of cancer has been attributed alternatively to genetic and environmental insults. According to the genetic hypothesis, cancer cells arise as a result of the acquisition of mutations that dysregulate intrinsic mechanisms controlling normal cell growth and survival. In contrast, the environmental hypothesis holds that cancer can be caused by multiple extrinsic challenges that alter normal tissue homeostasis, but may not necessarily involve mutations. It is, however, quite possible that these two mechanisms are not mutually exclusive...
December 14, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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