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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306226/does-fibromyalgia-have-an-effect-on-hearing-loss-in-women
#1
Zeliha Kapusuz Gencer, Özlem Balbaloğlu, Mahmut Özkırış, Levent Saydam
Background/aim: Fibromyalgia (FM) patients may have several neuroendocrine dysfunctions, resulting in a hypervigilant sensory output that may be responsible for sensorineural complaints. In this study, we evaluated the audiological findings of a cohort of female fibromyalgia patients. Materials and methods: Between 1 September 2012 and 1 June 2013, 35 female FM patients, followed by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, were recruited for the study. The patients were referred to the Department of Otolaryngology for routine otolaryngological and audiological evaluations...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299819/determination-of-task-group-43-dosimetric-parameters-for-csm40-137cs-source-for-use-in-brachytherapy
#2
Mohammad Mehdi Firoozabadi, Elaheh Jimabadi, Mahdi Ghorbani, Marziyeh Behmadi
The CSM40 137Cs source model is currently being used in clinical brachytherapy. According to the recommendations of task group No. 43 (TG-43) of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, dosimetry parameters of brachytherapy sources should be determined by two independent investigators before their clinical use. The aim of this study was to determine the TG-43 dosimetry parameters for a medium-dose-rate CSM40 137Cs source. The determined dosimetric parameters included the air kerma strength, dose rate constant, radial dose function, and anisotropy function...
January 3, 2018: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297397/time-sensitive-therapeutics
#3
REVIEW
John J Marini
Much of what we now do in Critical Care carries an air of urgency, a pressing need to discover and act, with priorities biased toward a reactive response. However, efficacy often depends not simply upon what we do, but rather on whether, when, and how persistently we intervene. The practice of medicine is based upon diagnosis, integration of multiple sources of information, keen judgment, and appropriate intervention. Timing may not be everything, as the well-known adage suggests, but in the intensive care unit (ICU) timing issues clearly deserve more attention than they are currently given...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286304/natural-nanoparticles-a-particular-matter-inspired-by-nature
#4
REVIEW
Sharoon Griffin, Muhammad Irfan Masood, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Muhammad Sarfraz, Azubuike Peter Ebokaiwe, Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Cornelia M Keck, Claus Jacob
During the last couple of decades, the rapidly advancing field of nanotechnology has produced a wide palette of nanomaterials, most of which are considered as "synthetic" and, among the wider public, are often met with a certain suspicion. Despite the technological sophistication behind many of these materials, "nano" does not always equate with "artificial". Indeed, nature itself is an excellent nanotechnologist. It provides us with a range of fine particles, from inorganic ash, soot, sulfur and mineral particles found in the air or in wells, to sulfur and selenium nanoparticles produced by many bacteria and yeasts...
December 29, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281705/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-allium-hookeri-on-carrageenan-induced-air-pouch-mouse-model
#5
Jung-Eun Kim, Kyung-Mok Park, Soon-Young Lee, Ji-Hye Seo, In-Soo Yoon, Chun-Sik Bae, Jin-Cheol Yoo, Mi-Ae Bang, Seung-Sik Cho, Dae-Hun Park
Inflammation is a commonly observed immune reaction, and rheumatoid arthritis is a particularly severe inflammatory disease. In this study, we used an air pouch mouse model to evaluate the anti-inflammatory potential of Allium hookeri, which has both been used as a culinary material and a traditional medicine in south-eastern Asia for many years. Allium hookeri suppressed typical symptoms of inflammation, such as condensation of the air pouch membrane, and inhibited the expression of several inducible proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, IL-6, IL-13, and TNF-α...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244997/beliefs-and-determinants-of-use-of-traditional-complementary-alternative-medicine-in-pediatric-patients-who-undergo-treatment-for-cancer-in-south-america
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Valeria Rocha, Elena J Ladas, Meiko Lin, Walter Cacciavillano, Elizabeth Ginn, Kara M Kelly, Guillermo Chantada, Luis Castillo
Purpose The use of traditional complementary/alternative medicine (TCAM) among children with cancer has been well documented. South America has a rich history of traditional healers and medicinal resources; however, little is known about the use of TCAM among children with cancer. We sought to investigate patterns, beliefs, and determinants of TCAM use among South American children with cancer. Methods A cross-sectional survey was administered to 199 children treated for cancer at institutions located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243128/measurement-of-131i-activity-in-air-indoor-polish-nuclear-medical-hospital-as-a-tool-for-an-internal-dose-assessment
#7
K Brudecki, A Szczodry, T Mróz, A Kowalska, J W Mietelski
This paper presents results of 131I air activity measurements performed within nuclear medical hospitals as a tool for internal dose assessment. The study was conducted at a place of preparation and administration of 131I ("hot room") and at a nurse station. 131I activity measurements were performed for 5 and 4 consecutive working days, at the "hot room" and nurse station, respectively. Iodine from the air was collected by a mobile HVS-30 aerosol sampler combined with a gas sampler. Both the gaseous and aerosol fractions were measurement...
December 14, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234120/oral-epithelial-cell-sheets-engraftment-for-esophageal-strictures-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-airplane-transportation
#8
Naoyuki Yamaguchi, Hajime Isomoto, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Nobuo Kanai, Kengo Kanetaka, Yusuke Sakai, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Ryo Takagi, Takeshi Ohki, Hiroko Fukuda, Tsutomu Kanda, Kazuhiro Nagai, Izumi Asahina, Kazuhiko Nakao, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Susumu Eguchi
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) permits en bloc removal of superficial oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, post-procedure stricture is common after ESD for widespread tumours, and multiple endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) procedures are required. We aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic transplantation of tissue-engineered autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets that had been transported by air over a distance of 1200 km in controlling postprocedural oesophageal stricture...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220663/intermittent-reprogramming-a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-lung-regeneration
#9
Amy L Firth
Recently in Stem Cell Reports, Guo et al. (2017) adopted an intermittent reprogramming strategy to generate "induced Progenitor-Like (iPL)" cells, which can maintain lineage commitment while undergoing controlled expansion. The iPLCs were successfully engrafted into a damaged airway, highlighting this significant advancement for regenerative medicine strategies in the lung.
December 7, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201191/extended-magnetic-resonance-imaging-studies-on-the-effect-of-classically-activated-microglia-transplantation-on-white-matter-regeneration-following-spinal-cord-focal-injury-in-adult-rats
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Wiesław Marcol, Wojciech Ślusarczyk, Magdalena Larysz-Brysz, Krzysztof Łabuzek, Bartosz Kapustka, Rafał Staszkiewicz, Paulina Rosicka, Katarzyna Kalita, Władysław Węglarz, Joanna Lewin-Kowalik
Spinal cord injuries are still a serious problem for regenerative medicine. Previous research has demonstrated that activated microglia accumulate in spinal lesions, influencing the injured tissues in various ways. Therefore, transplantation of activated microglia may have a beneficial role in the regeneration of the nervous system. The present study examined the influence of transplanted activated microglial cells in adult rats with injured spinal cords. Rats were randomly divided into an experimental (M) and control (C) group, and were subjected to non-laminectomy focal injury of spinal cord white matter by means of a high-pressured air stream...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201095/toxicity-assessment-of-asteraceae-centaurea-repens-l-extract-in-mice
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Mohammad Moradi, Faraz Mojab, Sepideh Arbabi Bidgoli
The species Asteraceae Centaurea repens (Asteraceae), known as Acroptilon repens, and Talkhe in persian is used in folk medicine as an emetic, anti-epileptic, and anti-malaria herb in many parts of the world but its toxic effects have not determined yet. This study aimed to evaluate the acute and subchronic toxicity of this extract to find its possible adverse health effects through clinical, hematological, biochemical, and histopathological endpoints in both gender of mice. Aerial parts of the plant were air-dried and the terpene extract of aerial parts of plant was provided by percolation using methanol, petroleum ether, and diethyl ether...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200987/bufadienolides-of-kalanchoe-species-an-overview-of-chemical-structure-biological-activity-and-prospects-for-pharmacological-use
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REVIEW
Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Anna Stochmal
Toad venom is regarded as the main source of bufadienolides; however, synthesis of these substances takes also place in a variety of other animal and plant organisms, including ethnomedicinal plants of the Kalanchoe genus. Chemically, bufadienolides are a group of polyhydroxy C-24 steroids and their glycosides, containing a six-membered lactone (α-pyrone) ring at the C-17β position. From the pharmacological point of view, bufadienolides might be a promising group of steroid hormones with cardioactive properties and anticancer activity...
2017: Phytochemistry Reviews: Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200377/comparison-of-the-cas-pol-and-iom-samplers-for-determining-the-knockdown-efficiencies-of-water-sprays-on-float-coal-dust
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Clara E Seaman, Michael R Shahan, Timothy W Beck, Steven E Mischler
Float coal dust, generated by mining operations, is distributed throughout mine airways by ventilating air designed to purge gases and respirable dust. Float coal dust poses an explosion hazard in the event of a methane ignition. Current regulation requires the application of inert rock dust in areas subjected to float coal dust in order to mitigate the hazard. An alternate method using water sprays, which have been effective in controlling respirable dust hazards, has been proposed as a way to control float coal dust generated on longwall faces...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200244/management-of-airway-obstruction-and-stridor-in-pediatric-patients-digest
#14
Ashley Marchese, Melissa L Langhan, Kathryn H Pade
Stridor is a result of turbulent air-flow through the trachea from upper airway obstruction, and although in children it is often due to croup, it can also be caused by noninfectious and/or congenital conditions as well as life-threatening etiologies. The history and physical examination guide initial management, which includes reduction of airway inflammation, treatment of bacterial infection, and, less often, imaging, emergent airway stabilization, or surgical management. This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159985/synthesized-tissue-equivalent-dielectric-phantoms-using-salt-and-polyvinylpyrrolidone-solutions
#15
Carlotta Ianniello, Jacco A de Zwart, Qi Duan, Cem M Deniz, Leeor Alon, Jae-Seung Lee, Riccardo Lattanzi, Ryan Brown
PURPOSE: To explore the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) for simulated materials with tissue-equivalent dielectric properties. METHODS: PVP and salt were used to control, respectively, relative permittivity and electrical conductivity in a collection of 63 samples with a range of solute concentrations. Their dielectric properties were measured with a commercial probe and fitted to a 3D polynomial in order to establish an empirical recipe. The material's thermal properties and MR spectra were measured...
November 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155084/anti-inflammatory-antinociceptive-and-antioxidant-properties-of-schinopsis-brasiliensis-bark
#16
Clisiane Carla de Souza Santos, Carolina Carvalho Guilhon, Daniela Sales Alviano Moreno, Celuta Sales Alviano, Charles Dos Santos Estevam, Arie Fitzgerald Brank, Patricia Dias Fernandes
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schinopsis brasiliensis is a native plant from Brazil, popularly used in folk medicine to relieve pain and treat inflammation. This study evaluated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities and antioxidant properties of the hydroethanol extract (HEE) and ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) obtained from S. brasiliensis bark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HEE and EAF of S. brasiliensis bark (10, 30 and 100mg/kg, p.o.) were evaluated using models of analgaesia (formalin-induced licking and hot -plate models) or inflammation (licking response by formalin-induced and carrageenan-induced cell migration into the subcutaneous air pouch)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151231/sleep-medicine-is-coming-of-age-in-military-medicine-report-from-the-military-health-system-research-symposium-2017-in-kissimmee-florida
#17
Arn H Eliasson, Christopher Lettieri, Nikolaus Netzer
In August 2017, the US Military Health System held its sixth annual Research Symposium for medical researchers from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service. The symposium provides a collaborative environment for academia, industry, and military researchers who address advancement in areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Diseases. This year, Sleep Medicine received substantial attention with presentations scattered throughout the program, poster presentations as well as a scheduled breakout session with podium presentations...
November 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149812/architectures-and-mechanical-properties-of-drugs-and-complexes-of-surface-active-compounds-at-air-water-and-oil-water-interfaces
#18
Dipak K Sarker
BACKGROUND: Drugs can represents a multitude of compounds from proteins and peptides, such as growth hormones and insulin and on to simple organic molecules such as flurbiprofen, ibuprofen and lidocaine. Given the chemical nature of these compounds two features are always present. A portion or portions of the molecule that has little affinity for apolar surfaces and media and the opposite a series of part or one large part that has considerable affinity for hydrophilic, polar or charged media and surfaces...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142003/disparities-in-environmental-exposures-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-diabetes-risk-in-vulnerable-populations
#19
Daniel Ruiz, Marisol Becerra, Jyotsna S Jagai, Kerry Ard, Robert M Sargis
Burgeoning epidemiological, animal, and cellular data link environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to metabolic dysfunction. Disproportionate exposure to diabetes-associated EDCs may be an underappreciated contributor to disparities in metabolic disease risk. The burden of diabetes is not uniformly borne by American society; rather, this disease disproportionately affects certain populations, including African Americans, Latinos, and low-income individuals. The purpose of this study was to review the evidence linking unequal exposures to EDCs with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diabetes disparities in the U...
November 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127892/estimation-of-the-late-postmortem-interval-using-ftir-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics-in-human-skeletal-remains
#20
Qi Wang, Yinming Zhang, Hancheng Lin, Shuai Zha, Ruoxi Fang, Xin Wei, Shuanliang Fan, Zhenyuan Wang
Due to a lack of reliable and accurate methods, determining the postmortem interval (PMI) of human skeletal remains is one of the most important and challenging tasks in forensic medicine. In this paper, we studied the changes to bone chemistry with increasing PMI in two different experimental conditions using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in conjunction with chemometrics methods Paired bone samples collected from 56 human corpses were buried (placed in soil) and unburied (exposed to the air) for intervals between 76 and 552 days...
November 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
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