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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640077/improvement-of-peripheral-artery-disease-with-sildenafil-and-bosentan-combined-therapy-in-a-patient-with-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Loukman Omarjee, Cedric Fontaine, Guillaume Mahe, Vincent Jaquinandi
RATIONALE: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor and Bosentan, an endothelin-1-receptor antagonist combined therapy could have beneficial effect in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with peripheral artery disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 48-year-old Black woman, who developed severe left limb claudication and walking limitation following a left femoropopliteal bypass occlusion in 2014. She was a heavy smoker and had a history of right middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke and bilateral Raynaud phenomenon...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620500/lugol-s-solution-induced-painless-thyroiditis
#2
Ji Wei Yang, Jacques How
Lugol's solution is usually employed for a limited period for thyroidectomy preparation in patients with Graves' disease and for the control of severe thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm. We describe a rare case of Lugol's solution-induced painless thyroiditis. In November 2014, a 59-year-old woman was prescribed Lugol's solution four drops per day for the alleviation of menopausal symptoms. She was referred to our clinic in June 2015 for fatigue, hair loss, and a 20-lb weight loss without thyroid pain or discomfort...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616094/arbaclofen-in-fragile-x-syndrome-results-of-phase-3-trials
#3
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Randi Hagerman, Jeannie Visootsak, Dejan Budimirovic, Walter E Kaufmann, Maryann Cherubini, Peter Zarevics, Karen Walton-Bowen, Paul Wang, Mark F Bear, Randall L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Arbaclofen improved multiple abnormal phenotypes in animal models of fragile X syndrome (FXS) and showed promising results in a phase 2 clinical study. The objective of the study is to determine safety and efficacy of arbaclofen for social avoidance in FXS. METHODS: Two phase 3 placebo-controlled trials were conducted, a flexible dose trial in subjects age 12-50 (209FX301, adolescent/adult study) and a fixed dose trial in subjects age 5-11 (209FX302, child study)...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602295/aptamer-based-detection-of-adenosine-triphosphate-via-qpcr
#4
Harshvardhan Modh, Martin Witt, Katharina Urmann, Antonina Lavrentieva, Ester Segal, Thomas Scheper, Johanna-Gabriela Walter
Sensitive and specific detection and quantification of small molecules often remain challenging. We developed a novel magnetic bead-based aptamer-assisted real-time PCR (Apta-qPCR) assay to provide a versatile platform for quantification of small molecules. The assay has been realized for the detection of ATP as a model system. The assay relies on a combination of qPCR with the target-induced dissociation (TID) of ATP aptamer from an oligonucleotide, complementary to the ATP binding site of the aptamer. The complementary oligonucleotide was immobilized on deoxythymidine (dT)-modified magnetic beads (dT-beads) and hybridized with the aptamer...
September 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601117/tubular-urinary-indexes-reliably-distinguish-between-primary-tubulointerstitial-and-primary-glomerular-diseases-in-patients-referred-for-kidney-biopsy
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Andrej Škoberne, Špela Borštnar, Nuša Avguštin, Damjan Kovač, Andreja Aleš Rigler, Željka Večerić-Haler, Jernej Pajek, Mladen Krsnik, Nika Kojc, Dušan Ferluga, Jelka Lindič
AIMS: Kidney biopsy remains the gold standard for accurately diagnosing renal diseases. Urinalysis and assessment of renal function are the cornerstones for assessment of patients prior to biopsy. There is significant overlap in the results of routine urine parameters (proteinuria, erythrocyturia, leukocyturia) among different kidney diseases, which hinders the possibility of adequately estimating disease etiology prior to the biopsy. The aim of our study was to assess whether diverse markers of glomerular and tubular proteinuria - urinary albumin, IgG, α-1-microglobulin (α-1-m) and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) - are capable of distinguishing between patients with primary tubulointerstitial (TID) and primary glomerular disease (GLOM)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579209/extended-interval-dosing-of-gentamicin-in-premature-neonates-born-at-32-weeks-gestation-and-7-days-of-age
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Arun Sundaram, Belal Alshaikh, Deonne Dersch-Mills, Jenna Dobry, Albert R Akierman, Kamran Yusuf
PURPOSE: Extended-interval dosing (EID) regimens of gentamicin have been validated for treating confirmed or suspected early- and late-onset sepsis in preterm infants in the first week of life. Despite the marked changes in volume of distribution and renal clearance in preterm infants after the first few days of life, few studies have validated EID regimens of gentamicin in this population. The objective of the study was to evaluate an EID regimen of gentamicin in infants born at <32 weeks' gestational age and aged >7 days...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556598/single-and-multiple-day-dosing-studies-to-investigate-high-dose-pharmacokinetics-of-epelsiban-and-its-metabolite-gsk2395448-in-healthy-female-volunteers
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Kelly M Mahar, Mary Beth Enslin, Angie Gress, Heather Amrine-Madsen, Melisa Cooper
Open-label single- and double-blind repeat-dose studies in healthy female volunteers were conducted to investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) and safety/tolerability of epelsiban total daily doses ranging from 600 to 900 mg. In 1 study (n = 12), epelsiban was dosed at 300 or 450 mg twice daily (every 12 hours) for a single day. In the repeat-dose double-blind study, epelsiban and placebo were administered to 31 subjects as 200 mg 3 times daily, 300 mg 3 times daily (TID), or 450 mg twice daily (BID) for 14 days...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547912/clinical-characteristics-of-functional-dyspepsia-depending-on-chemosensitivity-to-capsaicin
#8
J Hammer, M Führer
BACKGROUND: Augmented chemosensitivity to capsaicin has been demonstrated in approximately half of functional dyspepsia (FD) patients. AIM: We determined clinical characteristics of FD patients with and without chemical hypersensitivity at baseline and after capsaicin ingestion for 4 weeks. METHODS: N=49 outpatients with confirmed FD received an oral sensitivity test with 0.75 mg capsaicin at three occasions, before and after ingesting 0...
May 25, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539068/ethanol-extract-and-chromatographic-fractions-of-tamarindus-indica-stem-bark-inhibits-newcastle-disease-virus-replication
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Omobola O Okoh, Grace E Obiiyeke, Uchechukwu U Nwodo, Anthony I Okoh
CONTEXT: The plethora of ethnomedicinal applications of Tamarindus indica Linn. (Leguminosae), tamarind, includes treatment of human and livestock ailments; preparations are recognized antipyretics in fevers, laxatives and carminatives. African folklore has various applications of tamarind. However, in Nyasaland, domestic fowl are fed with preparations for prophylactic properties. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the antiviral properties of T...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530108/twelve-day-quintuple-regime-containing-four-antibiotics-as-a-rescue-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-central-region-of-portugal
#10
Diogo Branquinho, Nuno Miguel Peres de Almeida, Carlos Gregório, Adriano Casela, Maria Manuel Donato, Luís Tomé
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates with standard triple therapy in many countries are clinically unacceptable. Fluoroquinolone resistance is increasing and jeopardizing second-line regimens. There is a growing need for an effective strategy in patients who failed previous therapies. METHODS: This is a single-center, non-randomized clinical study conducted in the central region of Portugal. Sixty-four patients were included with a positive 13C-urea breath test (UBT) or histology for H...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527166/consensus-on-initiation-and-intensification-of-premix-insulin-in-type-2-diabetes-management
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Viswanathan Mohan, Sanjay Kalra, Jothydev Kesavadev, Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Ajay Kumar, Ambika Gopalakrishnan Unnikrishnan, Rajeev Chawla, Jagat Jyoti Mukherjee, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, J S Kumar, Anil Bhoraskar, Arthur J Asirvatham, Jayanta Kumar Panda, Abdul Hamid Zargar, Ashok Kumar Das
INTRODUCTION: Premix insulin is the most commonly used insulin preparation in India. The first Indian premix guidelines were developed in 2009 and thereafter were updated in 2013. There is a need to revisit the Indian premix insulin guidelines, in view of emerging evidence and introduction of newer co-formulations. OBJECTIVE: The present consensus has been developed to evaluate available premix formulations, examine existing evidence related to premix formulations, and evolve consensus statement of recommendations on the topic...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439264/benthic-diatom-based-indices-for-water-quality-assessment-in-two-subtropical-streams
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Xiang Tan, Quanfa Zhang, Michele A Burford, Fran Sheldon, Stuart E Bunn
Benthic diatoms have been universally used as indicators to assess water quality in lotic ecosystems. However, most diatom-based indices developed in Europe have not been widely used or tested in other continents such as Asia or Oceania. This study compared the performance of 14 widely-applied diatom indices in assessing ecological conditions in subtropical streams in South East Queensland (SEQ) in Australia and in the upper Han River in China. Most water quality variables in the upper Han River including dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total nitrogen (TN), and soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) had strong relationships with at least one diatom index, with the exception of IDAP (Index Diatom Artois-Picardie), and TDI (Trophic Diatom Index)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435213/comparison-of-0-2-and-0-18-hyaluronate-eye-drops-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye-with-keratitis-or-keratoconjunctivitis
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Dorothea Groß, Marc Childs, Jean-Marie Piaton
PURPOSE: Comparison of efficacy and safety of 0.2% and 0.18% hyaluronic acid (HA) eye drops three times a day (tid) in patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease, related to keratitis or keratoconjunctivitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, randomized, single-masked, phase IIIb, noninferiority study (0.2% HA vs 0.18% HA) in two parallel groups over a period of 84 days. N=70 patients were evaluated. Primary efficacy outcome was ocular surface (OS) staining change on day 35 (D35), compared to baseline...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429754/real-time-detection-of-tsunami-ionospheric-disturbances-with-a-stand-alone-gnss-receiver-a-preliminary-feasibility-demonstration
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Giorgio Savastano, Attila Komjathy, Olga Verkhoglyadova, Augusto Mazzoni, Mattia Crespi, Yong Wei, Anthony J Mannucci
It is well known that tsunamis can produce gravity waves that propagate up to the ionosphere generating disturbed electron densities in the E and F regions. These ionospheric disturbances can be studied in detail using ionospheric total electron content (TEC) measurements collected by continuously operating ground-based receivers from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Here, we present results using a new approach, named VARION (Variometric Approach for Real-Time Ionosphere Observation), and estimate slant TEC (sTEC) variations in a real-time scenario...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419192/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-novel-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor-octohydroaminoacridine-in-mild-to-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-a-phase-ii-multicenter-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shifu Xiao, Tao Wang, Xiuqiang Ma, Yingyi Qin, Xia Li, Zhongxin Zhao, Xueyuan Liu, Xiaoping Wang, Hengge Xie, Qinpu Jiang, Li Sun, Benyan Luo, Lan Shang, Weixian Chen, Yan Bai, Muni Tang, Maolin He, Lan Wu, Qilin Ma, Deren Hou, Jia He
Background: inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) has been a effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Octohydroaminoacridine, a new AChE inhibitor, is a potential treatment for AD. Method: we conducted a multicenter, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group Phase II clinical trial to investigate the effects of octohydroaminoacridine in patients with mild-to-moderate AD. Patients were randomised to receive placebo thrice daily, octohydroaminoacridine 1 mg/thrice daily (TID) (low-dose group), 2 mg/TID (middle-dose group) or 4 mg/TID (high-dose group)...
April 17, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia A Veress
This report is based on the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly of the ATS...
June 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399059/rotavirus-vaccination-and-the-risk-of-celiac-disease-or-type-1-diabetes-in-finnish-children-at-early-life
#17
Vaarala Outi, Jokinen Jukka, Lahdenkari Mika, Leino Tuija
Rotavirus infection has been suggested as a trigger of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD) related autoimmunity. We carried out a nationwide population-based cohort study evaluating whether prevention of rotavirus infection with vaccination affects the risk of CD and T1D diagnosed during 2009-2014 in Finnish children by comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children in a cohort born in 2009-2010. Nationwide rotavirus vaccination records were collected from health-care databases during 2009-2011 and validated for a sample of 495 children born 7/2009-12/2009...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380011/increased-inflammation-is-associated-with-islet-autoimmunity-and-type-1-diabetes-in-the-diabetes-autoimmunity-study-in-the-young-daisy
#18
Kathleen Waugh, Janet Snell-Bergeon, Aaron Michels, Fran Dong, Andrea K Steck, Brigitte I Frohnert, Jill M Norris, Marian Rewers
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (TID) is characterized by a loss of pancreatic islet beta cell function resulting in loss of insulin production. Genetic and environmental factors may trigger immune responses targeting beta cells thus generating islet antibodies (IA). Immune response pathways involve a cascade of events, initiated by cytokines and chemokines, producing inflammation which can result in tissue damage. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed to identify temporal changes in cytokine levels in 75 DAISY subjects: 25 diagnosed T1D, 25 persistent IA, and 25 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368909/2-4-g-mesalamine-asacol-400-mg-tablet-once-daily-is-as-effective-as-three-times-daily-in-maintenance-of-remission-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomized-noninferiority-multi-center-trial
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Yasuo Suzuki, Mitsuo Iida, Hiroaki Ito, Haruo Nishino, Toshihide Ohmori, Takehiro Arai, Tadashi Yokoyama, Takanori Okubo, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: The noninferiority of pH-dependent release mesalamine (Asacol) once daily (QD) to 3 times daily (TID) administration was investigated. METHODS: This was a phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, active-control study, with dynamic and stochastic allocation using central registration. Patients with ulcerative colitis in remission (a bloody stool score of 0, and an ulcerative colitis disease activity index of ≤2), received the study drug (Asacol 2...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366174/familial-transient-financial-difficulties-during-infancy-and-long-term-developmental-concerns
#20
S Ramanathan, N Balasubramanian, S V Faraone
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic difficulties affect the cognitive and emotional development of children. However, the focus of prior studies has largely been on poverty and material hardship. This study expands on the existing literature by examining the impact of familial transient financial difficulties during infancy on long-term cognitive and behavioral outcomes. METHODS: The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (79) were used to assess the association between a transient drop in family income by 50% or more (called transient income decline or TID) during the first 3 years of life and later-life Peabody Individual Achievement Math and Reading scores and behavior problem index (BPI) scores (N = 8272-17 348; median assessment age = 9 years)...
April 3, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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