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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445800/adjunctive-celecoxib-for-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
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Wei Zheng, Dong-Bin Cai, Xin-Hu Yang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Norbert Müller, Yu-Ping Ning, Yu-Tao Xiang
Neuroinflammation has been implicated in the neurobiological pathways of schizophrenia. This meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of adjunctive celecoxib as a noncompetitive anti-inflammation drug in treating schizophrenia. Data were searched, extracted, checked and entered into the RevMan (version 5.3) software by two independent investigators. Standardized/weighted mean differences (SMDs/WMDs), risk ratio (RR) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated, as appropriate. Included were 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 626 patients with schizophrenia including 316 (50...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445503/therapeutic-efficacy-of-artemether-lumefantrine-against-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-a-high-transmission-area-in-northwest-ethiopia
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Michael Teklemariam, Ashenafi Assefa, Moges Kassa, Hussien Mohammed, Hassen Mamo
Malaria, particularly due to Plasmodium falciparum, remains a major public health threat in Ethiopia. Artemether-lumefantine (AL) has been the first-line antimalarial drug against uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in the country since 2004. Regular monitoring of antimalarial drugs is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help early detection of drug resistant strains of the parasite and contain their rapid spread. The objective of this study was to assess the therapeutic efficacy of AL in a high-transmission setting in Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445088/predicting-the-need-for-third-line-antiretroviral-therapy-by-identifying-patients-at-high-risk-for-failing-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-south-africa
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Dorina Onoya, Cornelius Nattey, Eric Budgell, Liudmyla van den Berg, Mhairi Maskew, Denise Evans, Kamban Hirasen, Lawrence C Long, Matthew P Fox
Although third-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) is available in South Africa's public sector, its cost is substantially higher than first and second line. Identifying risk factors for failure on second-line treatment remains crucial to reduce the need for third-line drugs. We conducted a case-control study including 194 adult patients (≥18 years; 70 cases and 124 controls) who initiated second-line ART in Johannesburg, South Africa. Unconditional logistic regression was used to assess predictors of virologic failure (defined as 2 consecutive viral load measures ≥1000 copies/mL, ≥3 months after switching to second line)...
April 26, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444857/strategies-for-removing-a-worn-out-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-abutment-screw
#4
Yehuda Schwarz, Marco Bianchi, Aren Bezdjian, Sam J Daniel
First developed by Tjellström over 35 years ago, bone anchored hearing implants have been used effectively as a treatment for conductive or mixed hearing loss.(1) These devices have been implanted safely in adults and children with success rates of 90% or higher.(2) Nonetheless, bone anchored hearing implants present certain adverse effects most commonly related to soft tissue reaction, implant stability, failure to osseointegrate or due to trauma. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444695/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444659/new-psychoactive-substances-nps-a-challenge-for-the-addiction-treatment-services
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Norbert Scherbaum, F Schifano, Udo Bonnet
Over the last few years, hundreds of new psychoactive substances (NPS) have been identified in Europe. Apart from some herbal compounds, NPS mainly include synthetic cannabinoids and a range of new synthetic stimulants (e. g., cathinones). Synthetic NPS are often developed whilst modifying the basic chemical (e. g., phenethylamine or tryptamine) structure. Although the pharmacology and toxicology of most NPS are hardly known, they are being offered, especially online, as "bath salts," as "incense mixtures," or under other misleading labels...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444181/allogeneic-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-infusions-for-aging-frailty
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Samuel Golpanian, Darcy L DiFede, Aisha Khan, Ivonne Hernandez Schulman, Ana Marie Landin, Bryon A Tompkins, Alan W Heldman, Roberto Miki, Bradley J Goldstein, Muzammil Mushtaq, Silvina Levis-Dusseau, John J Byrnes, Maureen Lowery, Makoto Natsumeda, Cindy Delgado, Russell Saltzman, Mayra Vidro-Casiano, Marietsy V Pujol, Moisaniel Da Fonseca, Anthony A Oliva, Geoff Green, Courtney Premer, Audrey Medina, Krystalenia Valasaki, Victoria Florea, Erica Anderson, Jill El-Khorazaty, Adam Mendizabal, Pascal J Goldschmidt-Clermont, Joshua M Hare
Background: Impaired endogenous stem cell repair capacity is hypothesized to be a biologic basis of frailty. Therapies that restore regenerative capacity may therefore be beneficial. This Phase 1 study evaluated the safety and potential efficacy of intravenous, allogeneic, human mesenchymal stem cell (allo-hMSC)-based therapy in patients with aging frailty. Methods: In this nonrandomized, dose-escalation study, patients received a single intravenous infusion of allo-hMSCs: 20-million (n = 5), 100-million (n = 5), or 200-million cells (n = 5)...
April 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443941/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-regarding-lymphatic-filariasis-study-on-systematic-noncompliance-with-mass-drug-administration
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Silvia Cabral, Cristine Bonfim, Rosalira Oliveira, Paula Oliveira, Terezinha Guimarães, Eduardo Brandão, Ana Maria Aguiar-Santos, Zulma Medeiros
The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological characteristics, antigenic profile, perceptions, attitudes and practices of individuals who have been systematically non-compliant in mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns targeting lymphatic filariasis, in the municipality of Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil. A pretested questionnaire was used to obtain information on socioenvironmental demographics, perceptions of lymphatic filariasis and MDA, and reasons for systematic noncompliance with treatment...
April 20, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443469/low-nkd1-expression-predicts-adverse-prognosis-in-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jing-Dong Zhou, Dong-Ming Yao, Li Han, Gao-Fei Xiao, Hong Guo, Ting-Juan Zhang, Xi-Xi Li, Qian Yuan, Lei Yang, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian
Dysregulation of NKD1 has been identified in several solid tumors. However, the status of NKD1 expression and its clinical implication in acute myeloid leukemia remain largely elusive. NKD1 transcript level in bone marrow mononuclear cells was detected by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 126 de novo acute myeloid leukemia patients and 30 controls. Clinical significance of NKD1 expression was obtained by the comparison between the patients with low and high NKD1 expression. NKD1 messenger RNA level was significantly decreased in acute myeloid leukemia patients compared with controls ( p = 0...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443051/social-behavior-of-pet-dogs-is-associated-with-peripheral-oxtr-methylation
#10
Giulia Cimarelli, Zsófia Virányi, Borbála Turcsán, Zsolt Rónai, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Zsófia Bánlaki
Oxytocin is a key modulator of emotional processing and social cognitive function. In line with this, polymorphisms of genes involved in oxytocin signaling, like the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene, are known to influence social behavior in various species. However, to date, no study has investigated environmental factors possibly influencing the epigenetic variation of the OXTR gene and its behavioral effects in dogs. Pet dogs form individualized and strong relationships with their owners who are central figures in the social environment of their dogs and therefore might influence the methylation levels of their OXTR gene...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442897/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-oral-versus-intravenous-drip-infusion-of-levofloxacin-in-the-treatment-of-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-chinese-elderly-patients
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Libin Zhang, Ping Hu
AIM: Pharmacoeconomic cost-effectiveness analysis of two different dosage regimens of levofloxacin in the treatment of acute lower respiratory tract infection in elderly patients. METHODS: A total of 108 elderly patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection who visited by our hospital between September 2013 and September 2014 were randomly divided into Group A and Group B, with 54 patients in each group. In Group A, levofloxacin injection was given for continuous intravenous infusion treatment, whereas in Group B, levofloxacin injection and levofloxacin capsule were given as sequential therapy (ST)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442688/ocular-surface-and-external-filtration-surgery-mutual-relationships
#12
Christophe Baudouin
There is a large body of evidence from clinical and experimental studies indicating that the long-term use of topical drugs may induce ocular surface changes, causing ocular discomfort, dry eye, conjunctival inflammation, subconjunctival fibrosis, corneal surface impairment, and, as a consequence of chronic ocular surface changes, the potential risk of failure for further glaucoma surgery. Subclinical inflammation has also been widely described in patients receiving antiglaucoma treatments for long periods of time, with inflammatory cell infiltration and fibroblast activation in the conjunctiva and subconjunctival space...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441987/hypersensitivity-to-biomedical-implants-prevention-and-diagnosis
#13
Gregory A Rosner, Luz S Fonacier
BACKGROUND: There has been growing interest in the potential for adverse immunologic reactions to metals in biomedical devices and increasing referrals for the evaluation and management of metal hypersensitivity reactions reported in orthopedic, cardiac, gynecologic, and dental implant devices. However, there are few studies that give evidence-based recommendations on how to evaluate this issue in our practices. METHODS: We reviewed reasonable evidence and expert opinion on biomedical device hypersensitivity and published guidelines on pre- and postimplantation evaluation of delayed hypersensitivity reactions in patients suspected of possible metal hypersensitivity to biomedical devices...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441904/the-safety-of-ustekinumab-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#14
A López-Ferrer, A Laiz, L Puig
The cytokines interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 have been involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Ustekinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the p40 subunit shared by IL-12 and IL-23. Ustekinumab prevents the interaction of IL-12 and IL-23 binding to its receptor, blocking the T1 and T17 inflammatory pathways. Ustekinumab has been evaluated for the treatment of various chronic immune mediated diseases including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Most of the data regarding the safety of ustekinumab come from the experience treating patients with psoriasis, but clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy and safety in the treatment of both diseases...
April 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441266/safety-of-the-inactivated-japanese-encephalitis-virus-vaccine-ixiaro%C3%A2-in-children-an-open-label-randomized-active-controlled-phase-3-study
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Katrin L Dubischar, Vera Kadlecek, Benjamin Sablan, Charissa Fay Borja-Tabora, Salvacion Gatchalian, Susanne Eder-Lingelbach, Zsuzsanna Mueller, Kerstin Westritschnig
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis (JE) remains a serious health concern in Asian countries and has sporadically affected pediatric travelers. In the present study we monitored the safety profile of the JE virus (JEV) vaccine IXIARO in a pediatric population. METHODS: We randomized 1869 children between the age of 2 months and 17 years in an age-stratified manner to vaccination with IXIARO or one of the control vaccines, Prevnar and HAVRIX 720. Adverse events (AEs) (unsolicited and solicited local and systemic adverse events), serious AEs and medically-attended AEs were assessed up to Day 56 and Month 7 after the first dose...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440827/molecular-dynamics-investigations-of-membrane-bound-cyp2c19-polymorphisms-reveal-distinct-mechanisms-for-peripheral-variants-by-long-range-effects-on-the-enzymatic-activity
#16
Ying-Lu Cui, Rong-Ling Wu
Increasing sophistication in methods used to account for human polymorphisms in susceptibility to drug metabolism has been one of the success stories in the prevention of adverse drug reactions. Genetic polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing enzymes can affect enzyme activity and cause differences in treatment response or drug toxicity. CYP2C19 is one of the most highly polymorphic CYP enzymes and acts on 10-15% of drugs in current clinical use. Despite the number of experimental analyses carried out for this system, the detailed structural basis for altered catalytic properties of polymorphic CYP2C19 variants remains unexplained at the atomic level...
April 25, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440561/anterior-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-rituximab-infusion-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
K Sharif, A Watad, N L Bragazzi, E Asher, A Abu Much, Y Horowitz, M Lidar, Y Shoenfeld, H Amital
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody approved for the treatment of some lymphoid malignancies as well as for autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and vasculitis. Generally, rituximab is well tolerated; nevertheless, some patients develop adverse effects including infusion reactions. Albeit rare, these reactions may in some cases be life-threatening conditions. Rituximab cardiovascular side effects include more common effects such as hypertension, oedema and rare cases of arrhythmias and myocardial infarction...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440500/indirect-effects-of-x-irradiation-on-proliferation-and-osteogenic-potential-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-local-irradiated-rat-model
#18
Ruilian Sun, Guoying Zhu, Jianping Wang, Ling Tong, Jianglong Zhai
Cancer survivors after radiotherapy may suffer a variety of bone‑related adverse side effects, including radioactive osteoporosis and fractures. Localized irradiation is a common treatment modality for malignancies. Recently, a series of reactions and injuries called indirect effects (remote changes in bone when other parts of the body are irradiated) have been reported on the indirect irradiated area of bone tissue after radiotherapy. To address this issue, we developed a rat localized irradiation model...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440407/effects-of-cytochrome-p450-family-3-subfamily-a-member%C3%A2-5-gene-polymorphisms-on-daunorubicin-metabolism-and-adverse-reactions-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia
#19
Zhen Huang, Juxiang Wang, Jiangchao Qian, Yuan Li, Zhisheng Xu, Min Chen, Hongfei Tong
The present study aimed to investigate the association between the genetic polymorphism of cytochrome P450 family 3 subfamily A member 5 (CYP3A5) and the activity of CYP3A and plasma concentrations of daunorubicin (DNR) in patients with acute leukemia. A total of 36 children with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia were enrolled in the study. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)‑restriction fragment length polymorphism and PCR product sequencing were used to detect the genotype of CYP3A5*3. PCR was then used to express the mRNA expression of CYP3A5...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439987/comparison-of-silodosin-versus-tadalafil-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-associated-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#20
Masaki Yoshida, Hideki Origasa, Narihito Seki
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of silodosin versus tadalafil for treating lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH). METHODS: After informed consent, patients with LUTS/BPH were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive silodosin 8 mg/day or tadalafil 5 mg/day for 8 weeks (Period 1). Patients treated with tadalafil entered an exploratory phase and received silodosin or tadalafil for another 8 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was the change in the total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with Period 1 treatment...
April 25, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
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