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Sylvia Spivakovsky, Yael Spivakovsky
Data sourcesCochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Embase and CINAHL databases. Reference lists of identified articles were checked and experts in the field and relevant pharmaceutical companies were contacted.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials, including parallel and crossover, carried out in any setting on any patient population with radiation-induced salivary dysfunction using parasympathomimetics drugs.Data extraction and synthesisThe two authors independently assessed for inclusion, established the risk of bias and abstracted data...
September 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
Phillip Walsh, Manuel Garbalena, Kevin A Schug
A time interval deconvolution (TID) method was devised to integrate a gas chromatography - vacuum ultraviolet (GC-VUV) data set in order to provide bulk characterization and speciation of finished gasoline samples. The method was demonstrated using a commercially available standard and tested on a series of ASTM gasoline proficiency samples. Very good correlation (R2 ~0.97-0.99) between GC-VUV and measurements using various ASTM methods was achieved. A key advantage of the TID method applied to GC-VUV datasets is that a large number of coelution events can be tolerated, resulting in significantly easier and faster separations, approximately 30 minutes in the case of gasoline...
October 17, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Oliver Distler, Janet Pope, Chris Denton, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Janethe de Oliveira Pena, Dinesh Khanna
: RISE-SSc is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study investigating the efficacy and safety of riociguat in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Based on positive results from riociguat trials in patients with pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in combination with the known antiproliferative and antifibrotic effects seen in animal models, patients with SSc may benefit from treatment with riociguat. Patients with SSc meeting the ACR/EULAR systemic sclerosis classification criteria with diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) subset per LeRoy criteria, and a disease duration of less than or equal to 18 months will be randomized to placebo or riociguat 0...
September 28, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Kevin D Burns, Yuliya Lytvyn, Farid H Mahmud, Denis Daneman, Livia Deda, David B Dunger, John E Deanfield, R Neil Dalton, Yesmino Elia, Ronnie Har, Julie A D Van, Timothy J Bradley, Cameron Slorach, Wei Hui, Fengxia Xiao, Joseph Zimpelmann, Luc Mertens, Rahim Moineddin, Heather N Reich, Etienne B Sochett, James W Scholey, David Z I Cherney
AIMS: The relationship between the renal renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and cardiorenal pathophysiology is unclear. Our aims were to assess (1) levels of urinary RAAS components and (2) the association between RAAS components and HbA1c, urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and blood pressure in otherwise healthy adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (TID) vs. healthy controls (HC). METHODS: Urinary angiotensinogen and ACE2 levels, activity of ACE and ACE2, blood pressure (BP), HbA1c, ACR and eGFR were measured in 65 HC and 194 T1D from the Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Cardio-Renal Intervention Trial (AdDIT)...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Elisa Gabanti, Francesca Bruno, Lucia Scaramuzzi, Filippo Mangione, Paola Zelini, Giuseppe Gerna, Daniele Lilleri
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is still the most common viral infection in solid-organ transplant recipients (SOTR). Our study aimed to identify the predictive values of the T-cell response able to protect from HCMV disease, according to different assays. Viral DNA was determined by real-time PCR. The T-cell immune response to HCMV infection was investigated in SOTR according to the following assays and stimuli: cytokine flow cytometry (CFC) after peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) stimulation with autologous HCMV-infected dendritic cells (iDC) vs three ELISPOT assays using PBMCs stimulated with: i) HCMV-infected cell lysate (iCL); ii) a pool of 34 epitopic peptides (PP) from different HCMV proteins; iii) a commercial pp65 peptide pool (CPM)...
September 13, 2016: New Microbiologica
Tianyi He, Ruxing Zhao, Yiran Lu, Wenjuan Li, Xinguo Hou, Yu Sun, Ming Dong, Li Chen
Purpose. To investigate the effects of Corbrin Capsule (CS-C-Q80), a drug derived from Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc., on autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD). Methods. 44 Patients with Graves's disease (GD) and 56 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) were randomly assigned to treatment group (GD-Tx and HT-Tx) or control group (GD-Ct and HT-Ct). The control groups were given methimazole or levothyroxine only while the treatment groups were given Corbrin Capsule (2.0 g tid) besides the same conventional prescriptions as control groups...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ashraf Idkaidek, Vineet Agarwal, Iwona Jasiuk
Reference Point Indentation (RPI) is a novel technique aimed to assess bone quality. Measurements are recorded by the BioDent instrument that applies multiple indents to the same location of cortical bone. Ten RPI parameters are obtained from the resulting force-displacement curves. Using the commercial finite element analysis software Abaqus, we assess the significance of the RPI parameters. We create an axisymmetric model and employ an isotropic viscoelastic-plastic constitutive relation with damage to simulate indentations on a human cortical bone...
September 14, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Samaneh Kabul, Robert C Hood, Ran Duan, Amy M DeLozier, Julie Settles
BACKGROUND: Initiation and titration of human regular U-500 insulin (U-500R) with a dosing algorithm of either thrice daily (TID) or twice daily (BID) improved glycemic control with fewer injections in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with high-dose, high-volume U-100 insulin. The objective of this analysis was to compare patient-reported outcomes between U-500R TID and BID treatment groups in this titration-to-target randomized, clinical trial. METHODS: In this 24-week, open-label, parallel trial, 325 patients were randomized to TID (n = 162) or BID (n = 163) U-500R after a 4-week lead-in period (screening)...
September 30, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Sirimon Reutrakul, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee, Sasipas Chontong, Anne-Laure Borel, Michelle M Perfect, Carolina Castro Porto Silva Janovsky, Romain Kessler, Bernd Schultes, Igor Alexander Harsch, Marieke van Dijk, Didier Bouhassira, Bartlomiej Matejko, Rebecca B Lipton, Parawee Suwannalai, Naricha Chirakalwasan, Anne-Katrin Schober, Kristen L Knutson
OBJECTIVES: The association between inadequate sleep and type 2 diabetes has garnered much attention, but little is known about sleep and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our objectives were to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing sleep in persons with and without T1D, and to explore relationships between sleep and glycemic control in T1D. METHODS: Studies were identified from Medline and Scopus. Studies reporting measures of sleep in T1D patients and controls, and/or associations between sleep and glycemic control, were selected...
July 2016: Sleep Medicine
Salih Sinan Gultekin, Murat Sadic, Murat Bilgin, Gökhan Koca, Sadik Acikel, Ekrem Yeter, Meliha Korkmaz
AIM: Transient ischemic dilation (TID) is a marker of severe coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to assess the incremental value of TID in a cohort of patients with known significant CAD who had recurrence of symptoms after revascularization. METHODS: We identified in our databases 104 patients who had recent coronary revascularization and recurrence of symptoms. 62 patients had PCI (75 arteries) and 42 patients had CABG (104 arteries). All had follow-up stress SPECT MPI and repeat coronary angiography...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Yi Shao, Yu-Qing Qu, Xian-Ling Wang, Zhi-Gang Song, Qing-Hua Guo, Jing-Tao Dou, Jian-Ming Ba, Zhao-Hui Lü, Yi-Ming Mu
OBJECTIVE: Patients with malignant insulinoma always present with symptoms of severe hypoglycemia and have poor life expectancy. In addition, inoperable metastatic malignant insulinomas are very difficult to manage. The aim of this report is to present our successful experiences in diagnosis and treatment of this disease in 6 patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: Six patients (male 2, female 4) with malignant insulinomas were admitted into our hospital. Their clinical histories, including clinical presentations, endocrine evaluations, radiological images, pathological examination and treatments, were reviewed...
July 12, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
David M Walton, Dan Krebs, Dianna Moulden, Peter Wade, Lenerdene Levesque, James Elliott, Joy C MacDermid
Study Design Observational cohort. Background Outcomes for acute musculoskeletal injuries are currently suboptimal, with an estimated 10% to 50% of injured individuals reporting persistent problems. An early risk-targeted intervention may hold value for improving outcomes. Objectives To describe the development and preliminary concurrent and longitudinal validation of the Traumatic Injuries Distress Scale (TIDS), a new tool intended to provide the magnitude and nature of risk for persistent problems following acute musculoskeletal injuries...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jordi Serra, Noemi Caballero
INTRODUCTION: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a multifactorial functional gut disorder, where sensory/motor disturbances seem to play a major role, with no satisfactory treatment for a majority of patients. Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a hormone with several effects on gastrointestinal function, and IBS patients have been shown to produce altered sensory/motor responses to CCK. AREAS COVERED: Dexloxiglumide is a selective antagonist of the type 1 receptor of CCK, which has demonstrated to revert the CCK mediated effects on gastrointestinal motility and sensitivity...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Jing Zhang, Juan Shen, Weiwei Yin, Xiaoyu Wei, Ligao Wu, Hao Liu
PURPOSE: To develop a chemotherapeutics induced phlebitis and explore the effects of Xianchen on the phlebitis treatment. METHODS: Forty-eight rabbits were divided into two series. Phlebitis model induced by vincristine was established at each series. The first series had 24 rabbits, which were divided into four groups (6 hours, 12 hours, 18 hours, 24 hours) after vincristine infusion. The grades of phlebitis through visual observation and histopathological examination were observed...
August 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Hai-Long Li, Jun Song, Hong-Mei Yong, Ping-Fu Hou, Yan-Su Chen, Wen-Bo Song, Jin Bai, Jun-Nian Zheng
PIN2/TRF1-interacting telomerase inhibitor 1 (PinX1) is a novel cloned gene located at human chromosome 8p23, playing a vital role in maintaining telomeres length and chromosome stability. It has been demonstrated to be involved in tumor genesis and progression in most malignancies. However, some researches showed opposing molecular status of PinX1 gene and its expression patterns in several other types of tumors. The pathogenic mechanism of PinX1 expression in human malignancy is not yet clear. Moreover, emerging evidence suggest that PinX1 (especially its TID domain) might be a potential new target cancer treatment...
August 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Ron Schey, Mohammed Saadi, Deena Midani, Aaron C Roberts, Rahul Parupalli, Henry P Parkman
BACKGROUND: There is increased awareness about risks and benefits of using domperidone to treat gastroparesis. AIM: To describe the outcome of treating patients with refractory gastroparesis symptoms with domperidone. METHODS: Domperidone 10 mg QID or TID was prescribed to patients with refractory gastroparesis symptoms; follow-up obtained at 2-3 months assessing symptoms and side effects. Patients filled out Patient Assessment of Upper GI Symptoms prior to treatment and at follow-up along with Clinical Patient Grading Assessment Scale (CPGAS, +7 = completely better; 0 = no change)...
August 16, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Jaishree Narayanan, Robert Frech, Shaun Walters, Vimal Patel, Roberta Frigerio, Demetrius M Maraganore
Previous studies using verapamil as an adjunct therapy to anti-seizure medications have used doses ranging from 120 to 240mg per day. However, despite showing promising results, there was an increased incidence of side effects. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and tolerability of low dose verapamil (20mg p.o. tid) as adjunct therapy to patient's anti-seizure medications irrespective of the type or etiology of the epilepsy. In an open-label pilot study we enrolled 20 adult patients with history of epilepsy who continued to have a minimum of 2 seizures a month despite being on or having tried maximum tolerated doses of 3 or more standard antiepileptic drugs under the supervision of an epileptologist...
October 2016: Epilepsy Research
Thierry Bilbault, Simon Taylor, Robin Walker, Starr L Grundy, Eric J Pappert, Albert Agro
AIM: Determine the potential for cheek pouch buccal mucosa irritation in hamsters following administration of apomorphine hydrochloride film (APL-130277). METHODS: Three studies were conducted with Syrian golden hamsters. (First study, four hamsters received APL-130277 three times a day [TID] for 7 days. Second study, four hamsters received APL-130277 once a day [QD] for days 1-3, twice a day [BID] for days 4-7 and TID for days 8-21. Third study, 32 hamsters received either a placebo strip or APL-130277-dosed TID for 28 days)...
September 2016: Therapeutic Delivery
Jacqueline M Lankelma, Clara Belzer, Arie J Hoogendijk, Alex F de Vos, Willem M de Vos, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
OBJECTIVES: Broad-spectrum antibiotics disrupt the intestinal microbiota. The microbiota is essential for physiological processes, such as the development of the gut immune system. Recent murine data suggest that the intestinal microbiota also modulates systemic innate immune responses; however, evidence in humans is lacking. METHODS: Twelve healthy young men were given oral broad-spectrum antibiotics (ciprofloxacin 500 mg bid, vancomycin 500 mg tid and metronidazole 500 mg tid) for 7 days...
2016: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Dhaara Iyer, Deepak Choudhary, Juliana Chizo Agwu
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterised by autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β cells leading to insulin deficiency. Prompt referral to a specialist paediatric diabetes team (PDT) for insulin initiation and further management is important to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which remains the most common cause of death in this condition. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the timeliness of referrals from general practitioners (GPs) to PDT, of children suspected of having TID...
August 3, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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