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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623026/vaccination-resilience-building-and-sustaining-confidence-in-and-demand-for-vaccination
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Eve Dubé, Noni E MacDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594744/probability-of-opioid-prescription-refilling-after-surgery-does-initial-prescription-dose-matter
#2
Shaina Sekhri, Nonie S Arora, Hannah Cottrell, Timothy Baerg, Anthony Duncan, Hsou Mei Hu, Michael J Englesbe, Chad Brummett, Jennifer F Waljee
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the correlation between the probability of postoperative opioid prescription refills and the amount of opioid prescribed, hypothesizing that a greater initial prescription yields a lower probability of refill. BACKGROUND: Although current guidelines regarding opioid prescribing largely address chronic opioid use, little is known regarding best practices and postoperative care. METHODS: We analyzed Optum Insight claims data from 2013 to 2014 for opioid-naïve patients aged 18 to 64 years who underwent major or minor surgical procedures (N = 26,520)...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587078/morinda-citrifolia-linn-noni-and-its-potential-in-obesity-related-metabolic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Aline Carla Inada, Priscila Silva Figueiredo, Rosângela Aparecida Dos Santos-Eichler, Karine de Cássia Freitas, Priscila Aiko Hiane, Alinne Pereira de Castro, Rita de Cássia Avellaneda Guimarães
Cultural and economic shifts in the early 19th century led to the rapid development of companies that made good profits from technologically-produced commodities. In this way, some habits changed in society, such as the overconsumption of processed and micronutrient-poor foods and devices that gave rise to a sedentary lifestyle. These factors influenced host-microbiome interactions which, in turn, mediated the etiopathogenesis of "new-era" disorders and diseases, which are closely related, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease, which are characterized by chronic dysregulation of metabolic and immune processes...
May 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559184/morinda-citrifolia-lipid-transfer-protein-1-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-activity-by-modulation-of-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines
#4
Dyély C O Campos, Andrea S Costa, Patrícia B Luz, Pedro M G Soares, Nylane M N Alencar, Hermógenes D Oliveira
Previous reports have demonstrated that a thermostable lipid transfer protein isolated from noni seeds (McLTP1; 9.4kDa) displays anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. This work aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory activity of McLTP1 in mice. The protein was solubilised in sterile saline (0.9% NaCl) immediately before the treatment of mice by oral or intraperitoneal routes at doses of 8mg/kg. Given orally or intraperitoneally, McLTP1 significantly inhibited (p<0...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544626/countering-evidence-denial-and-the-promotion-of-pseudoscience-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#5
Isabel M Smith, Noni E MacDonald
This commentary introduces a framework within which clinical and research experts in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can address public instances of evidence denial and promotion of pseudoscience related to ASD. This is a generalized extension of work by a World Health Organization (WHO) group dedicated to reducing the influence of Vocal Vaccine Deniers through educating advocates in how to effectively defuse their arguments. The WHO guidelines were informed by conceptual work on the "denialism" phenomenon, and by studies in psychology, communication, vaccine science, and public health...
May 22, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536028/efforts-to-monitor-global-progress-on-individual-and-community-demand-for-immunization-development-of-definitions-and-indicators-for-the-global-vaccine-action-plan-strategic-objective-2
#6
Benjamin Hickler, Noni E MacDonald, Kamel Senouci, Holly B Schuh
The Second Strategic Objective of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, "individuals and communities understand the value of vaccines and demand immunization as both their right and responsibility", differs from the other five in that it does not focus on supply-side aspects of immunization programs but rather on public demand for vaccines and immunization services. This commentary summarizes the work (literature review, consultations with experts, and with potential users) and findings of the UNICEF/World Health Organization Strategic Objective 2 informal Working Group on Vaccine Demand, which developed a definition for demand and indicators related to Strategic Objective 2...
May 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524250/one-plant-many-uses-a-review-of-the-pharmacological-applications-of-morinda-citrifolia
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REVIEW
Mylena Andréa Oliveira Torres, Isadora de Fátima Braga Magalhães, Renata Mondêgo-Oliveira, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Alessandra Lima Rocha, Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva
Morinda citrifolia, also known as noni, is commonly used in popular medicine in Brazil. Many parts of the noni tree are utilized in such practices, including the roots, leaves and seeds. Through a search of online databases, the present article reviews 92 research studies on the biological actions of M. citrifolia. The paper will discuss the therapeutic effects of noni and its compounds in a variety of forms of presentation, focusing on studies that support its traditional use. A large and diverse number of properties were identified, which were divided into immunostimulatory, antitumor, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, antibacterial and anti-septic, antifungal, antiviral, leishmanicidal, antiinflammatory, antinociceptive and analgesic, antioxidant, neuroprotective, wound healing, antiallergic, antiangiogenic, antiemetic and anti-nausea, anti-gastric ulcer and oesophagitis, anthelmintic, antimutagenic, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, photoprotective, anti-wrinkle and periodontal tissue regeneration activities...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504471/scedosporium-apiospermum-complex-in-cystic-fibrosis-should-we-treat
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Maria Noni, Anna Katelari, Aikaterini Kapi, Angeliki Stathi, George Dimopoulos, Stavros-Eleftherios Doudounakis
Species of the Scedosporium apiospermum complex are the second most frequent filamentous fungi after Aspergillus fumigatus that can be found in cystic fibrosis (CF). Mixed colonisation by S. apiospermum complex and A. fumigatus is also quite common. In this study we summarise all CF patients who were colonised by S. apiospermum complex during their childhood and we present two CF patients who were treated as fungal bronchitis due to S. apiospermum complex. The medical records of 400 CF patients were reviewed in order to identify those with positive respiratory cultures for S...
May 15, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460984/gastrointestinal-digestates-of-grana-padano-and-trentingrana-cheeses-promote-intestinal-calcium-uptake-and-extracellular-bone-matrix-formation-in-vitro
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Paola De Luca, Sara Bruschi, Margherita Maggioni, Milda Stuknytė, Stefano Cattaneo, Michela Bottani, Amelia Fiorilli, Filippo Rossi, Ivano De Noni, Anita Ferraretto
In the present work, Grana Padano (GP) and Trentingrana (TN) cheeses at different ripening time were in vitro digested. To study calcium uptake and utilization, the intact digestates (selected doses that do not alter cell viability and Transepithelial Electrical Resistance) were administered to Caco2/HT-29 70/30 cells, cultured on a semipermeable membrane in transwells, as a model of human intestinal epithelium. Intact digestates as well as the whole basolateral solutions (mimicking the passage of digestates through intestinal cells before reaching the blood flow and bone) in parallel were further administered to human osteoblast-like cells SaOS-2 to study the extracellular bone matrix formation...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456526/strengthening-and-sustainability-of-national-immunization-technical-advisory-groups-nitags-globally-lessons-and-recommendations-from-the-founding-meeting-of-the-global-nitag-network
#10
Alex Adjagba, Noni E MacDonald, Inmaculada Ortega-Pérez, Philippe Duclos
National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) provide independent, evidence-informed advice to assist their governments in immunization policy formation. However, many NITAGs face challenges in fulfilling their roles. Hence the many requests for formation of a network linking NITAGs together so they can learn from each other. To address this request, the Health Policy and Institutional Development (HPID) Center (a WHO Collaborating Center at the Agence de Médecine Préventive - AMP), in collaboration with WHO, organized a meeting in Veyrier-du-Lac, France, on 11 and 12 May 2016, to establish a Global NITAG Network (GNN)...
April 26, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450692/the-ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-a-methanolic-extract-of-unripe-noni-morinda-citrifolia-linn-fruit-exhibits-a-biphasic-effect-on-the-dopaminergic-system-in-mice
#11
Vijayapandi Pandy, Megala Narasingam, Kamini Vijeepallam, Syam Mohan, Vasudevan Mani, Zahurin Mohamed
In earlier ex vivo studies, we reported the biphasic effect of a methanolic extract of unripe Morinda citrifolia fruit (MMC) on dopamine-induced contractility in isolated rat vas deferens preparations. The present in vivo study was designed and undertaken to further explore our earlier ex vivo findings. This study examined the effect of the ethyl acetate fraction of a methanolic extract of unripe Morinda citrifolia Linn. fruit (EA-MMC; 5-100 mg/kg, p.o.) on the dopaminergic system using mouse models of apomorphine-induced climbing time and climbing behavior, methamphetamine-induced stereotypy (sniffing, biting, gnawing, and licking) and haloperidol-induced catalepsy using the bar test...
April 26, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424425/ephrin-b3-supports-glioblastoma-growth-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-induced-by-the-dependence-receptor-epha4
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Amélie Royet, Laura Broutier, Marie-May Coissieux, Céline Malleval, Nicolas Gadot, Denis Maillet, Lise Gratadou-Hupon, Agnès Bernet, Pascale Nony, Isabelle Treilleux, Jérôme Honnorat, Daniel Liebl, Laurent Pelletier, François Berger, David Meyronet, Marie Castets, Patrick Mehlen
EphA4, an Ephrins tyrosine kinase receptor, behaves as a dependence receptor (DR) by triggering cell apoptosis in the absence of its ligand Ephrin-B3. DRs act as conditional tumor suppressors, engaging cell death based on ligand availability; this mechanism is bypassed by overexpression of DRs ligands in some aggressive cancers. The pair EphA4/Ephrin-B3 favors survival of neuronal progenitors of the brain subventricular zone, an area where glioblastoma multiform (GBM) are thought to originate. Here, we report that Ephrin-B3 is highly expressed in human biopsies and that it inhibits EphA4 pro-apoptotic activity in tumor cells...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423606/ephrin-b3-supports-glioblastoma-growth-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-induced-by-the-dependence-receptor-epha4
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Amélie Royet, Laura Broutier, Marie-May Coissieux, Céline Malleval, Nicolas Gadot, Denis Maillet, Lise Gratadou-Hupon, Agnès Bernet, Pascale Nony, Isabelle Treilleux, Jérôme Honnorat, Daniel Liebl, Laurent Pelletier, François Berger, David Meyronet, Marie Castets, Patrick Mehlen
EphA4, an Ephrins tyrosine kinase receptor, behaves as a dependence receptor (DR) by triggering cell apoptosis in the absence of its ligand Ephrin-B3. DRs act as conditional tumor suppressors, engaging cell death based on ligand availability; this mechanism is bypassed by overexpression of DRs ligands in some aggressive cancers. The pair EphA4/Ephrin-B3 favors survival of neuronal progenitors of the brain subventricular zone, an area where glioblastoma multiform (GBM) are thought to originate. Here, we report that Ephrin-B3 is highly expressed in human biopsies and that it inhibits EphA4 pro-apoptotic activity in tumor cells...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359947/the-hot-water-extract-of-leaves-of-noni-morinda-citrifolia-promotes-the-immunocompetence-of-giant-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii
#14
Atika Marisa Halim, Pai-Po Lee, Zhong-Wen Chang, Chin-Chyuan Chang
The hot-water Morinda citrifolia leaf extract (HMLE) was prepared for in vitro assessment on phenoloxidase (PO) activity, respiratory bursts (RBs), and phagocytic activity (PA). Furthermore, the HMLE was administrated in the diet at 0.6, 3, and 6 g (kg diet)(-1) for Macrobrachium rosenbergii, and the potential effects on the immunocompetence of prawns were evaluated. PO activity, RBs, and PA in hemocytes incubated with the HMLE at 140, 20, 20, and 140 mg l(-1) significantly increased. The immune parameters of the total hemocyte count (THC), differential hemocyte count (DHC), RBs, PO activity, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, PA, transglutaminase (TG) activity and hemolymph clotting time were evaluated before and after 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 weeks of the feeding trial...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322070/enhancing-clinical-communication-in-dermatologists-a-personalized-educational-intervention
#15
Zoi Tsimtsiou, Charitini Stavropoulou, Noni Papastefanou, Christos Lionis
OBJECTIVES: Effective communication is a vital component of patient-centered consultations with favourable treatment outcomes. This study aimed in testing the effectiveness of a personalized, communication training program for dermatologists in their practices. METHODS: Fifteen dermatologists were offered the educational intervention NO.TE.S. (Non Technical Skills). Depending on the dermatologists' needs, seven to nine sessions with a 60-minute duration were performed, focusing on: patient-centered care, principles of Neurolinguistic Programming, a guide to the medical interview, principles of motivational interviewing and self-care...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268174/hepatoprotective-effects-of-naturally-fermented-noni-juice-against-thioacetamide-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
#16
Yi-Ling Lin, Hui-Wen Lin, Yi-Chen Chen, Deng-Jye Yang, Chien-Chun Li, Yuan-Yen Chang
BACKGROUND: Excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) can result in inflammation and cytokine secretion in the liver, and then activate hepatic stellate cells that cause the accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins, especially collagen, in liver tissue. Naturally fermented noni juice (NJ; Morinda citrifolia) has been used for decades as a nutraceutical in humans. In this study, we intended to examine if NJ can ameliorate ROS-induced liver fibrosis via a thioacetamide (TAA)-induced rat model...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259164/n-butanol-extracts-of-morinda-citrifolia-suppress-advanced-glycation-end-products-age-induced-inflammatory-reactions-in-endothelial-cells-through-its-anti-oxidative-properties
#17
Yuji Ishibashi, Takanori Matsui, Fumiyuki Isami, Yumi Abe, Tatsuya Sakaguchi, Yuichiro Higashimoto, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi
BACKGROUND: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), senescent macroprotein derivatives formed during a normal aging process and acceleratedly under diabetic conditions, play a role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. AGEs cause endothelial cell (EC) damage, an initial trigger for atherosclerosis through the interaction with a receptor for AGEs (RAGE). We have previously shown that n-butanol extracts of Morinda citrifolia (noni), a plant belonging to the family Rubiaceae, block the binding of AGEs to RAGE in vitro...
March 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252174/molecular-marker-based-genetic-diversity-analysis-of-scantly-studied-brazilian-accessions-of-a-medicinal-plant-morinda-citrifolia-l-noni
#18
P N Bordallo, A M R Monteiro, J A Sousa, F A S Aragão
Morinda citrifolia L., commonly known as noni, has been used for the treatment of various diseases for over two centuries. It was introduced and widely disseminated in Brazil because of its high market value and ease of adaptation to the soil and climatic conditions of the country. The aim of this study was to estimate the genetic variability of noni accessions from the collection of Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical in Brazil. We evaluated 36 plants of the 13 accessions of noni from the germplasm collection of M...
February 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249006/assessments-of-global-drivers-of-vaccine-hesitancy-in-2014-looking-beyond-safety-concerns
#19
Melanie Marti, Monica de Cola, Noni E MacDonald, Laure Dumolard, Philippe Duclos
Vaccine hesitancy has become the focus of growing attention and concern globally despite overwhelming evidence of the value of vaccines in preventing disease and saving the lives of millions of individuals every year. Measuring vaccine hesitancy and its determinants worldwide is important in order to understand the scope of the problem and for the development of evidence-based targeted strategies to reduce hesitancy. Two indicators to assess vaccine hesitancy were developed to capture its nature and scope at the national and subnational level to collect data in 2014: 1) The top 3 reasons for not accepting vaccines according to the national schedule in the past year and whether the response was opinion- or assessment-based and 2) Whether an assessment (or measurement) of the level of confidence in vaccination had taken place at national or subnational level in the previous 5 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
#20
Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
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