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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705150/economic-burden-of-varicella-in-children-1-12%C3%A2-years-of-age-in-hungary-2011-2015
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Z Meszner, Z Molnar, E Rampakakis, H K Yang, B J Kuter, Lara J Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Although live-attenuated varicella-zoster virus (VZV) vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective in preventing varicella and real-word evidence shows routine childhood immunization programs are effective in dramatically reducing varicella associated morbidity and mortality, varicella vaccine is not included in the National Immunization Program (NIP) in Hungary. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and economic burden associated with varicella in Hungary...
July 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703305/use-of-multicriteria-decision-analysis-for-assessing-the-benefit-and-risk-of-over-the-counter-analgesics
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Andrew Moore, Anne Crossley, Bernard Ng, Lawrence Phillips, Özgür Sancak, K D Rainsford
OBJECTIVES: To test the ability of a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) model to incorporate disparate data sources of varying quality along with clinical judgement in a benefit-risk assessment of six well-known pain-relief drugs. METHODS: Six over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were evaluated against three favourable effects and eight unfavourable effects by seven experts who specialise in the relief of pain, two in a 2-day facilitated workshop whose input data and judgements were later peer-reviewed by five additional experts...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702899/complex-antioxidants-in-a-randomized-single-blinded-study-of-memory-in-seniors
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William K Summers, Roy L Martin, Yimeng Liu, Bernice Peña, Gary M Marsh
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative injury to the brain and aging are theoretical co-causes of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Amyloid plaques and tangles are then secondary phenomenon. The preclinical state would then be 'normal' elderly. METHODS: A potent complex antioxidant (antiOx) was tested against a popular one-a-day multivitamin (mV) in a randomized single blind design in 'normal' senior subjects over 6 months. Memory testing was done at baseline, 1, 3, and 6 months. The generalized estimating equation (GEE) approach was used to compare the change score of NLT100 and 20WR between two groups over time...
July 12, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686778/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-a-novel-botanical-acne-spot-treatment
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Deganit Barak-Shinar, Zoe Diana Draelos
<p>OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated the tolerability and efficacy of a new presented treatment for acne. The product is an OTC topical gel consisting of 2% SA, which is also enriched in botanicals that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.</p> <p>DESIGN: The study was designed as a single-site, randomized, investigator-blinded, split-face 10-day study.</p> <p>SETTING: Subjects enrolled with a minimum of 2 inflammatory papular acne lesions and 2 non-inflammatory open or closed comedones on both sides of the face in symmetrical locations, to the greatest degree possible...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683144/assessment-of-some-cultural-experimental-methods-to-study-the-effects-of-antibiotics-on-microbial-activities-in-a-soil-an-incubation-study
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Ali Molaei, Amir Lakzian, Gholamhosain Haghnia, Alireza Astaraei, MirHassan Rasouli-Sadaghiani, Maria Teresa Ceccherini, Rahul Datta
Oxytetracycline (OTC) and sulfamethoxazole (SMX) are two of most widely used antibiotics in livestock and poultry industry. After consumption of antibiotics, a major portion of these compounds is excreted through the feces and urine of animals. Land application of antibiotic-treated animal wastes has caused increasing concern about their adverse effects on ecosystem health. In this regard, inconsistent results have been reported regarding the effects of antibiotics on soil microbial activities. This study was conducted based on the completely randomized design to the measure microbial biomass carbon, cumulative respiration and iron (III) reduction bioassays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674304/current-status-of-doping-in-japan-based-on-japan-anti-doping-disciplinary-panels-of-the-japan-anti-doping-agency-jada-a-suggestion-on-anti-doping-activities-by-pharmacists-in-japan
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Takashi Imanishi, Takayoshi Kawabata, Akira Takayama
 In 2009, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) established the "Sports Pharmacist Accreditation Program" to prevent doping in sports. Since then, anti-doping activities in Japan have been attracting attention. In this study, we investigated research about the current status of doping from 2007 to 2014 in Japan to make anti-doping activities more concrete, and we also discussed future anti-doping activities by pharmacists. In Japan, bodybuilding was the sporting event with the highest number and rate of doping from 2007 to 2014...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655462/evaluation-of-the-antibiotics-effects-on-the-physical-and-chemical-parameters-during-the-co-composting-of-sewage-sludge-with-palm-wastes-in-a-bioreactor
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Amine Ezzariai, Maialen Barret, Georges Merlina, Eric Pinelli, Mohamed Hafidi
The objective of this study was to investigate thermal and physicochemical parameters of sewage sludge-palm waste mixtures contaminated by different families of antibiotics (tetracyclines, macrolides and fluoroquinolones) during co-composting. Sludge was spiked with chlortetracycline (CTC), oxytetracycline (OTC), roxithromycin (RXY), enrofloxacin (ENR) and ciprofloxacin (CIP). Antibiotics were spiked at a low level, medium level, high level and a control without antibiotics was conducted. The results showed that the organic matter degradation was delayed and the carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio was affected by an increase of the antibiotics concentration...
June 24, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651333/responses-of-lichen-communities-to-18%C3%A2-years-of-natural-and-experimental-warming
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Juha M Alatalo, Annika K Jägerbrand, Shengbin Chen, Ulf Molau
Background and Aims: Climate change is expected to have major impacts on high alpine and arctic ecosystems in the future, but empirical data on the impact of long-term warming on lichen diversity and richness are sparse. This study report the effects of 18 years of ambient and experimental warming on lichens and vascular plant cover in two alpine plant communities, a dry heath with sparse canopy cover (54 %) and a mesic meadow with a more developed (67 %) canopy cover, in sub-arctic Sweden...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639423/emergency-contraceptive-pill-users-risk-perceptions-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-future-unintended-pregnancy
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Mary T Hickey, Michele G Shedlin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The availability of emergency contraception pills (ECP) over the counter (OTC) has the potential to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy; however, the increased risk for sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition, related to unprotected intercourse, has not been adequately addressed. The purpose of this study is to gain insight into risk perceptions for STIs and subsequent unintended pregnancy in women who have purchased ECP OTC. METHODS: Twenty-one women, aged 18-24, attending a private university in an urban setting, who purchased and used ECP OTC participated in 1-h, individual interviews...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637073/-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-oncology-what%C3%A2-makes-sense
#10
Axel Eustachi, Dieter Melchart
The basis of any complementary therapy should be the recommendation of a healthy lifestyle (diet, nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction), and appropriate self-help techniques (e. g. thermotherapy, herbal OTC-products) aimed at releasing the patients' most debilitating symptoms. For therapy-resistant or strong symptoms, more invasive interventions or medical treatments with an acceptable evidence base can be used (e. g. acupuncture for cancer pain, herbal prescriptions). The effects of any complementary intervention should be controlled for a period of six weeks after its administration...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629602/management-of-dentin-hypersensitivity-by-practitioners-in-the-national-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Dorota T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Cyril Meyerowitz, Mark S Litaker, Marc W Heft, Nirmala Tasgaonkar, Marianne R Day, Andretta Porter-Williams, Valeria V Gordan, Robin L Yardic, Timothy M Lawhorn, Gregg H Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a condition commonly encountered in clinical dental practice. The authors conduct a study to identify the treatments recommended to manage DH among dentists in the United States. METHODS: The authors conducted a multicenter study of 1,862 patients with DH who received a diagnosis and were treated by 171 dentists with the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. RESULTS: The most common treatment recommended was desensitizing over-the-counter (OTC) potassium nitrate toothpaste (alone or in combination with other treatments) for 924 of 1,862 patients (50%)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627413/modeling-esophagitis-using-human-three-dimensional-organotypic-culture-system
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Dorottya Laczkó, Fang Wang, F Bradley Johnson, Nirag Jhala, András Rosztóczy, Gregory G Ginsberg, Gary W Falk, Anil K Rustgi, John P Lynch
Esophagitis, whether caused by acid reflux, allergic responses, graft-versus-host disease, drugs, or infections, is a common condition of the gastrointestinal tract affecting nearly 20% of the US population. The instigating agent typically triggers an inflammatory response. The resulting inflammation is a risk factor for the development of esophageal strictures, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Research into the pathophysiology of these conditions has been limited by the availability of animal and human model systems...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624639/ozone-exposure-and-flux-based-response-relationships-with-photosynthesis-leaf-morphology-and-biomass-in-two-poplar-clones
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Bo Shang, Zhaozhong Feng, Pin Li, Xiangyang Yuan, Yansen Xu, Vicent Calatayud
Poplar clones 546 (P. deltoides cv. '55/56'×P. deltoides cv. 'Imperial') and 107 (P. euramericana cv. '74/76') were exposed to five ozone concentrations in 15 open-top chambers (OTCs). Both ozone exposure (AOT40, Accumulation Over a Threshold hourly ozone concentration of 40ppb) and flux-based (POD7, Phytotoxic Ozone Dose above an hourly flux threshold of 7nmol O3 m(-2) PLA (projected leaf area) s(-1)) response relationships were established with photosynthesis, leaf morphology and biomass variables. Increases in both metrics showed significant negative relationships with light-saturated photosynthesis rate, chlorophyll content, leaf mass per area, actual photochemical efficiency of PSII in the light and root biomass but not with stomatal conductance (gs), leaf and stem biomass...
June 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599186/histological-alterations-in-gills-and-liver-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-after-exposure-to-the-antibiotic-oxytetracycline
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S Rodrigues, S C Antunes, B Nunes, A T Correia
The aim of this study was to investigate the histopathological effects of oxytetracycline (OTC) on the gill and liver tissues of rainbow trouts (Oncorhynchus mykiss) following acute (96h: 0.005-50mg/L) and chronic (28days: 0.3125-5μg/L) exposures. Results suggest the existence of a cause-and-effect relationship between the exposure to OTC and tissue damage. Most predominant disorders observed in gills were progressive (e.g. hypertrophy of mucous cells and hyperplasia of epithelial cells) in acute exposure and regressive (e...
July 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597531/attitudes-in-australia-on-the-upscheduling-of-over-the-counter-codeine-to-a-prescription-only-medication
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Jacqui McCoy, Raimondo Bruno, Suzanne Nielsen
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: In December 2016, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that over-the-counter (OTC) codeine would be available by prescription-only in February 2018. Prior to this announcement, the authors aimed to evaluate attitudes among Australian codeine consumers, pharmacists and general medical practitioners (GP) towards the proposed upscheduling of OTC codeine. DESIGN AND METHODS: Public Therapeutic Goods Administration submissions on codeine upscheduling were assessed, and a brief questionnaire was developed to assess the common issues raised...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597413/late-onset-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-associated-with-hyperammonemia
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Kana Daijo, Tomokazu Kawaoka, Takashi Nakahara, Yuko Nagaoki, Masataka Tsuge, Akira Hiramatsu, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Hiroshi Aikata, Keiichi Hara, Go Tajima, Masao Kobayashi, Kazuaki Chayama
The urea cycle converts ammonia and produces urea. One form of urea cycle abnormality is ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. This hereditary disorder is associated with hyperammonemia. OTC deficiency commonly appears during neonatal and early childhood life and is rare in adults. We report a 69-year-old man who presented at the local hospital with 3-day loss of appetite, early morning vomiting, and state of confusion. Blood ammonia was 293 μg/dl. At 2-3 h after admission, the patient went into a deep coma...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587476/do-the-new-fda-guidance-documents-help-improving-performance-of-blood-glucose-monitoring-systems-compared-with-iso-15197
#17
Guido Freckmann, Annette Baumstark, Stefan Pleus
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published guidance documents for point-of-care testing (POCT) and over-the-counter (OTC) blood glucose monitoring systems (BGMS). These are expected to improve weaknesses of the already established ISO 15197:2013 standard accuracy evaluation for OTC BGMS; however, the proposed criteria and procedures rather raise new questions. As an example, the OTC guidance stipulates tighter accuracy criteria in the low glycemic range than the POCT guidance for no obvious reason...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585409/a-population-based-study-of-risk-perceptions-of-paracetamol-use-among-swedes-with-a-special-focus-on-young-adults
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H Håkonsen, T Hedenrud
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate risk perceptions of paracetamol use, with a special focus on young adults. METHODS: A web survey was sent to a representative sample (n = 5838) of the Swedish adult population. Altogether, 3120 persons answered the full questionnaire. Risk perceptions of paracetamol use in relation to sex, age, and education were determined using logistic regression. RESULTS: Most respondents (70.5%) reported use of paracetamol in the 3 months prior to the study; the highest proportion was found among those aged 18 to 25 years (75...
June 5, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578167/novel-label-free-and-high-throughput-microchip-electrophoresis-platform-for-multiplex-antibiotic-residues-detection-based-on-aptamer-probes-and-target-catalyzed-hairpin-assembly-for-signal-amplification
#19
Ye Wang, Ning Gan, You Zhou, Tianhua Li, Futao Hu, Yuting Cao, Yinji Chen
Novel label-free and multiplex aptasensors have been developed for simultaneous detection of several antibiotics based on a microchip electrophoresis (MCE) platform and target catalyzed hairpin assembly (CHA) for signal amplification. Kanamycin (Kana) and oxytetracycline (OTC) were employed as models for testing the system. These aptasensors contained six DNA strands termed as Kana aptamer-catalysis strand (Kana apt-C), Kana inhibit strand (Kana inh), OTC aptamer-catalysis strand (OTC apt-C), OTC inhibit strand (OTC inh), hairpin structures H1 and H2 which were partially complementary...
May 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577467/ag-agcl-nanoparticles-modified-cdsno3%C3%A2-3h2o-nanocubes-photocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-methyl-orange-and-antibiotics-under-visible-light-irradiation
#20
Shi-Feng Yang, Cheng-Gang Niu, Da-Wei Huang, Huan Zhang, Guang-Ming Zeng
CdSnO3·3H2O (CSH) nanocubes modified with Ag/AgCl nanoparticles were constructed via the ultrasonic-assisted precipitation-photoreduction method. The obtained samples were characterized using various analytical techniques. Methyl orange (MO), tetracycline (TC), and oxytetracycline hydrochloride (OTC-HCl) were degraded as target pollutants under visible light irradiation to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the as-prepared samples. Compared with pure CSH and Ag/AgCl nanoparticles, the developed composite of which 5mL of AgNO3 was added on the synthesis, labelled as 5-Ag/AgCl/CSH, occupied the best photocatalytic activity...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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