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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 upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. 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 (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352627/treatment-of-cirrhosis-associated-hyponatremia-with-midodrine-and-octreotide
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Sharad Patel, Dai-Scott Nguyen, Anjay Rastogi, Minh-Kevin Nguyen, Minhtri K Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia in the setting of cirrhosis is a common electrolyte disorder with few therapeutic options. The free water retention is due to non-osmotic vasopressin secretion resulting from the cirrhosis-associated splanchnic vasodilatation. Therefore, vasoconstrictive therapy may correct this electrolyte abnormality. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of midodrine and octreotide as a therapeutic approach to increasing urinary electrolyte-free water clearance (EFWC) in the correction of cirrhosis-associated hyponatremia...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348938/giardia-filled-pancreatic-mass-in-a-patient-with-recently-treated-t-cell-rich-b-cell-lymphoma
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Raj Shah, Talal Asif, Richard Johnson
Giardia lamblia (G. lamblia)-filled pancreatic masses are a rarely reported entity. Furthermore, there are only a few case reports in literature on the association of these masses with cancer. We present a case of a G. lamblia-filled pancreatic cystic mass in a patient with a history of T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma. The authors performed a PubMed search using (Medical Subject Headings) MeSH terms of pancreas, mass, Giardia, and lymphoma.  A 53-year-old male with past medical and surgical history of T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma, status post R-CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone plus rituximab) therapy with positron emission tomography (PET) scan showing no residual disease, essential hypertension, and alcohol use disorder presented to the emergency department (ED) with epigastric pain and nausea for one week...
February 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333318/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-dydrogesterone-versus-micronized-vaginal-progesterone-for-luteal-support-in-in-vitro-fertilization
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Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral dydrogesterone 30 mg daily (10 mg three times daily [TID]) non-inferior to micronized vaginal progesterone (MVP) 600 mg daily (200 mg TID) for luteal support in in vitro fertilization (IVF), assessed by the presence of fetal heartbeats determined by transvaginal ultrasound at 12 weeks of gestation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Non-inferiority of oral dydrogesterone versus MVP was demonstrated at 12 weeks of gestation, with a difference in pregnancy rate and an associated confidence interval (CI) that were both within the non-inferiority margin...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318548/a-uniform-lmi-formulation-for-tuning-pid-multi-term-fractional-order-pid-and-tilt-integral-derivative-tid-for-integer-and-fractional-order-processes
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Farshad Merrikh-Bayat
In this paper first the Multi-term Fractional-Order PID (MFOPID) whose transfer function is equal to [Formula: see text] , where kj and αj are unknown and known real parameters respectively, is introduced. Without any loss of generality, a special form of MFOPID with transfer function kp+ki/s+kd1s+kd2s(μ) where kp, ki, kd1, and kd2 are unknown real and μ is a known positive real parameter, is considered. Similar to PID and TID, MFOPID is also linear in its parameters which makes it possible to study all of them in a same framework...
March 15, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303587/different-antibiotic-protocols-in-the-treatment-of-severe-chronic-periodontitis-a-1-year-randomized-trial
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Ivan Borges, Marcelo Faveri, Luciene Cristina Figueiredo, Poliana Mendes Duarte, Belén Retamal-Valdes, Sheyla Christinne Lira Montenegro, Magda Feres
AIM: To evaluate the clinical effects of different dosages of metronidazole (MTZ) and durations of MTZ+amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of generalized chronic periodontitis (GChP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Subjects with GChP were randomly assigned to receive scaling and root planing (SRP)-only, or combined with 250mg or 400mg of MTZ+AMX (500mg) thrice a day (TID), for 7 or 14 days. Subjects were monitored for 1 year. RESULTS: 109 subjects were enrolled...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271733/evaluating-drug-cost-per-responder-and-number-needed-to-treat-associated-with-lixisenatide-on-top-of-glargine-when-compared-to-rapid-acting-insulin-intensification-regimens-on-top-of-glargine-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-uk-italy-and-spain
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Marion Afonso, Fay Ryan, Ashley Pitcher, Elisheva Lew
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the cost per responder and number needed to treat (NNT) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients for lixisenatide compared to insulin intensification regimens using composite endpoints in the UK, Italy, and Spain. METHODS: Efficacy and safety outcomes were obtained from GetGoal Duo-2, a 26-week phase 3 trial comparing lixisenatide vs insulin glulisine (IG) once daily (QD) and three times daily (TID). Response at week 26 was extrapolated to 52 weeks, assuming a maintained treatment effect, based on long-term evidence in other T2DM populations...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254951/examination-of-the-human-cytochrome-p4503a4-induction-potential-of-pf-06282999-an-irreversible-myeloperoxidase-inactivator-integration-of-preclinical-in-silico-and-biomarker-methodologies-in-the-prediction-of-the-clinical-outcome
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Jennifer Q Dong, James R Gosset, Odette A Fahmi, Zhiwu Lin, Jeffrey R Chabot, Steven G Terra, Vu Le, Kristin Chidsey, Parya Nouri, Albert Kim, Leonard Buckbinder, Amit S Kalgutkar
The propensity for CYP3A4 induction by 2-(6-(5-chloro-2-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxo-2-thioxo-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-1(2H)-yl)acetamide (PF-06282999), an irreversible inactivator of myeloperoxidase, was examined in the present study. Studies using human hepatocytes revealed moderate increases in CYP3A4 mRNA and midazolam-1'-hydroxylase activity in a PF-06282999 dose-dependent fashion. At the highest tested concentration of 300 μM, PF-06282999 caused maximal induction in CYP3A4 mRNA and enzyme activity ranging from 56% to 86% and 47% t0 72%, respectively, of rifampicin response across the three hepatocyte donor pools...
May 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243504/aminopyridines-for-the-treatment-of-neurologic-disorders
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REVIEW
Michael Strupp, Julian Teufel, Andreas Zwergal, Roman Schniepp, Kamran Khodakhah, Katharina Feil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify the different indications for the treatment of neurologic disorders with the potassium channel blockers 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) and 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP). RECENT FINDINGS: 4-AP is an effective symptomatic treatment for downbeat nystagmus (DBN), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2) (5-10 mg TID), and impaired gait in multiple sclerosis (MS) (10 mg BID). 3,4-DAP (5 mg/d-20 mg TID) improves symptoms in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) (randomized placebo-controlled trials for all 4 entities)...
February 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236461/gas-chromatography-vacuum-ultraviolet-detection-for-classification-and-speciation-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-industrial-mixtures
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Changling Qiu, Jack Cochran, Jonathan Smuts, Phillip Walsh, Kevin A Schug
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of synthetic chlorinated compounds that have been widely used as dielectric fluids in capacitors and transformers. Due to their toxicity, persistence, and bioaccumulation in the food chain, PCBs are an environmental concern and among the most analyzed compounds in environmental analysis. The most common analytical methods for analysis of PCBs are based on gas chromatography-electron capture detection (GC-ECD) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). However, the number of possible congeners (209), similarities of physical and chemical properties, and complexity of sample matrices make it difficult to distinguish and accurately speciate PCB congeners using existing methods...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228114/efficacy-of-1-5-and-20%C3%A2-mg-oral-sildenafil-in-the-treatment-of-adults-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-randomized-double-blind-study-with-open-label-extension
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Carmine Dario Vizza, B K S Sastry, Zeenat Safdar, Lutz Harnisch, Xiang Gao, Min Zhang, Manisha Lamba, Zhi-Cheng Jing
BACKGROUND: In a previous study, 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) improvement with sildenafil was not dose dependent at the 3 doses tested (20, 40, and 80 mg 3 times daily [TID]). This study assessed whether lower doses were less effective than the approved 20-mg TID dosage. METHODS: Treatment-naive patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension were randomized to 12 weeks of double-blind sildenafil 1, 5, or 20 mg TID; 12 weeks of open-label sildenafil 20 mg TID followed...
February 23, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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