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Deborah Cohen
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January 16, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339106/safinamide-a-new-hope-for-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Fábio G Teixeira, Miguel F Gago, Paulo Marques, Pedro Silva Moreira, Ricardo Magalhães, Nuno Sousa, António J Salgado
The loss of dopaminergic neurons (DAn) and reduced dopamine (DA) production underlies the reasoning behind the gold standard treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) using levodopa (L-DOPA). Recently licensed by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), safinamide [a monoamine oxidase B (MOA-B) inhibitor] is an alternative to L-DOPA; as we discuss here, it enhances dopaminergic transmission with decreased secondary effects compared with L-DOPA. In addition, nondopaminergic actions (neuroprotective effects) have been reported, with safinamide inhibiting glutamate release and sodium/calcium channels, reducing the excitotoxic input to dopaminergic neuronal death...
January 12, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339010/differences-in-abortion-service-delivery-in-hostile-middle-ground-and-supportive-states-in-2014
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Rachel K Jones, Meghan Ingerick, Jenna Jerman
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, the majority of women lived in states considered hostile to abortion rights, or states with numerous abortion restrictions. By comparison, 31% lived in supportive states. This study examined differences in abortion service delivery according to the policy climate in which clinics must operate. METHODS: Data come from the 2014 Abortion Provider Census, which contains information about all known abortion-providing facilities in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338753/examining-within-and-across-day-relationships-between-transient-and-chronic-stress-and-parent-food-related-parenting-practices-in-a-racially-ethnically-diverse-and-immigrant-population-stress-types-and-food-related-parenting-practices
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Jerica M Berge, Allan Tate, Amanda Trofholz, Angela Fertig, Scott Crow, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Michael Miner
BACKGROUND: Although prior research suggests that stress may play a role in parent's use of food-related parenting practices, it is unclear whether certain types of stress (e.g., transient, chronic) result in different food-related parenting practices. Identifying whether and how transient (i.e., momentary; parent/child conflict) and chronic (i.e., long-term; unemployment >6 months) sources of stress are related to parent food-related parenting practices is important with regard to childhood obesity...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338606/utility-of-mean-sphered-cell-volume-and-mean-reticulocyte-volume-for-the-diagnosis-of-hereditary-spherocytosis
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Rahul Darshan Arora, Jasmita Dass, Seema Maydeo, Vandana Arya, Jyoti Kotwal, Manorama Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is the most common congenital hemolytic anemia, characterized by anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. The diagnosis of HS relies on symptoms of hemolysis, a family history of HS, and a positive laboratory test which is usually the osmotic fragility test (OFT). We conducted a study to assess the utility of mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean sphered cell volume (MSCV), and mean reticulocyte volume (MRV) in the diagnosis of HS and if these are helpful in distinguishing cases of HS from immune hemolytic anemia...
January 16, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332581/cetuximab-and-the-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Riccardo Concu, Maria Natalia Dias Soeiro Cordeiro
The head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) is the most common type of head and neck cancer (more than 90%), and all over the world more than a half million people have been developing this cancer in the last years. This type of cancer is usually marked by a poor prognosis with a really significant morbidity and mortality. Cetuximab received early favor as an exciting and promising new therapy with relatively mild side effect, and due to this received authorization in the 2004 from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and in the 2006 from the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for the treatment of patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck in combination with radiation therapy for locally advanced disease...
January 12, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331446/intolerance-of-uncertainty-neural-and-psychophysiological-correlates-of-the-perception-of-uncertainty-as-threatening
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REVIEW
Ema Tanovic, Dylan G Gee, Jutta Joormann
Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) reflects the perception of uncertainty as threatening, regardless of the true probability of threat. IU is elevated in various forms of psychopathology, uniquely associated with anxiety and depression symptoms after controlling for related constructs, and prospectively predicts symptoms. Given the ubiquity of uncertainty in daily life and the clinical implications of IU, recent work has begun to investigate the neural and psychophysiological correlates of IU. This review summarizes the existing literature and integrates findings within a mechanistic neural model of responding to uncertainty...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329891/medical-use-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-containing-products-regulations-in-europe-and-north-america
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REVIEW
Ran Abuhasira, Liat Shbiro, Yuval Landschaft
In 1937, the United States of America criminalized the use of cannabis and as a result its use decreased rapidly. In recent decades, there is a growing interest in the wide range of medical uses of cannabis and its constituents; however, the laws and regulations are substantially different between countries. Laws differentiate between raw herbal cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabinoid-based medicines. Both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not approve the use of herbal cannabis or its extracts...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329753/does-social-context-matter-an-ecological-momentary-assessment-study-of-marijuana-use-among-college-students
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Kristina T Phillips, Michael M Phillips, Trent L Lalonde, Mark A Prince
INTRODUCTION: Past research has shown that marijuana use occurs commonly in social situations for young adults, though few studies have examined the association between immediate social context and marijuana use patterns and associated problems. The current study examined the impact of demographics, marijuana use and problem use, alcohol use, craving, and social context on the likelihood of using marijuana with others via ecological momentary assessment (EMA). METHODS: College-student marijuana users (N=56) were recruited and completed a baseline assessment and training on the two-week signal-contingent EMA protocol...
January 4, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329048/characterizing-anger-related-affect-in-individuals-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-using-ecological-momentary-assessment
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Elizabeth E Van Voorhees, Paul A Dennis, Eric B Elbogen, Bernard Fuemmeler, Lydia C Neal, Patrick S Calhoun, Jean C Beckham
This study employed secondary analyses of existing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data to characterize hostile and irritable affect in the day-to-day experience of 52 smokers with, and 65 smokers without, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMA monitoring occurred over a mean of 8.2 days, and participants responded to an average of 2.8 random prompts/day. Analyses included Wilcoxon rank sum tests of group differences, and path analyses of cross-lagged multilevel models. Participants with PTSD endorsed a significantly higher proportion of total EMA entries indicating hostile affect and irritable affect than did individuals without PTSD...
January 3, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327817/ketonization-of-proline-residues-in-the-peptide-chains-of-actinomycins-by-a-4-oxoproline-synthase
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Siamak Semsary, Ivana Crnovčić, Ronja Driller, Joachim Vater, Bernhard Loll, Ullrich Keller
X-type actinomycins (Acms) contain 4-hydroxyproline (Acm X0) or 4-oxoproline (Acm X2) in their ß-pentapeptide lactone rings whereas their α-ring contains proline. We demonstrate that these Acms are formed through asymmetric condensation of Acm half molecules (Acm halves) containing proline with 4-hydroxyproline- or 4-oxo-proline-containing Acm halves. In turn we show - using an artificial Acm half analogue (PPL 1) with proline in its peptide chain - its conversion into the 4-hydroxyproline and 4-oxoproline-containing Acm halves, PPL 0 and PPL 2, in mycelial suspensions of Streptomyces antibioticus...
January 12, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325751/a-difficult-diagnosis-of-coeliac-disease-repeat-duodenal-histology-increases-diagnostic-yield-in-patients-with-concomitant-causes-of-villous-atrophy
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Gaetano Cristian Morreale, Luigi Maria Montalbano, Maria Cappello, Emanuele Sinagra, Aroldo Rizzo, Antonio Carroccio
Villous atrophy in absence of coeliac disease (CD)-specific antibodies represents a diagnostic dilemma. We report a case of a woman with anaemia, weight loss and diarrhoea with an initial diagnosis of seronegative CD and a histological documented villous atrophy who did not improve on gluten-free diet due to the concomitant presence of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and Giardia lamblia infection. This case report confirms that CD diagnosis in CVID patients is difficult; the combination of anti-endomysial antibodies (EmA-IgA), anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG-IgAb) antibodies and total IgA is obligatory in basic diagnostic of CD but in CVID are negative...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325481/stress-management-and-the-role-of-rhodiola-rosea-a-review
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Ion-George Anghelescu, David Edwards, Erich Seifritz, Siegfried Kasper
OBJECTIVE: Stress describes the physiological reaction to threat or pressure, which manifests as physical symptoms of exhaustion or energy loss and psychological symptoms, including irritability or tension. If untreated, chronic stress or burnout may develop, both are areas of unmet medical need. Evidence-based treatment and prevention measures are needed. METHODS: Prevention strategies and existing treatment options for stress-related symptoms were evaluated to establish criteria for an adequate pharmacological approach to stress...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324473/chondromyxoid-fibroma-arising-in-craniofacial-sites-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-25-cases
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David M Meredith, Christopher D M Fletcher, Vickie Y Jo
Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is a rare benign tumor, usually arising in the metaphysis of long bones in young adults. Occurrence in craniofacial bones presents a particular diagnostic challenge given its unusual location and resemblance to malignant mimics. We describe the clinicopathologic features of 25 cases of craniofacial CMF identified between 1999 and 2017. Patients were 14 men and 11 women, with median age of 44 years (range, 5 to 83 y). Sites of involvement were sphenoid (7), ethmoid (5), maxilla (3), occipital (2), nasal septum (2), palatine (2), temporal (2), orbit (1), and undisclosed skull (1)...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322978/chromosomal-aberrations-in-chordoid-meningioma-an-analysis
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Harsha Sugur, Arun H Shastry, Nishant Sadashiva, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Vani Santosh, Sampath Somanna
INTRODUCTION: Chordoid meningiomas (CMs) are a rare subgroup of tumors, accounting for approximately 0.5% of all meningiomas. These tumors correspond to World Health Organization (WHO) Grade II lesions and behave aggressively, with an increased likelihood of recurrence. There are only two studies that have described the genetic alterations in CMs. While a majority of meningiomas are known to have deletion at many chromosomal loci such as 22q, 18p, 14q, and 1p, which are found to be associated with initiation, progression, and malignancy of these tumors, these have not yet been studied in CMs...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319156/overview-of-the-european-medicines-agency-s-development-of-product-specific-bioequivalence-guidelines
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Jane O' Sullivan, Kevin Blake, Michael Berntgen, Tomas Salmonson, Jan Welink
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) product-specific bioequivalence guidelines outline harmonized regulatory requirements for studies to demonstrate bioequivalence for products that may have particular needs due to their pharmacokinetics, in addition to those outlined in general guidance. As such they are potentially very useful to the pharmaceutical industry in the development of generic medicinal products and to regulatory authorities for harmonized decision-making. Since their introduction in 2013, EMA product-specific bioequivalence guidelines continue to increase in number, and as of June 2017, encompass a number of different pharmacotherapeutic groups and pharmaceutical forms...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318007/severe-haematuria-of-lower-urinary-tract-origin-with-low-dose-dabigatran-use-in-three-indian-elderly-patients-unresolved-issues-in-the-safety-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants
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Upinder Kaur, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti, Sukdev Manna, Indrajeet Singh Gambhir
Dabigatran is a newer oral direct thrombin inhibitor approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The proper dosage of the drug, the potential for adverse drug reactions and the nature of bleeds with use of this drug as with other novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), in the elderly population are still areas of uncertainty. Despite the existence of a specific antibody, idarucizumab which is an antidote to dabigatran toxicity, management of dabigatran-induced bleeds is an undefined area especially in resource constrained settings...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317823/european-perspective-on-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-utility-of-tofacitinib
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REVIEW
Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Śladowska, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor that reversibly inhibits Janus-activated kinase (JAK)-dependent cytokine signaling, thus reducing inflammation. As a result of these mechanisms, effects on the immune system such as a moderate decrease in the total lymphocyte count, a dose-dependent decrease in natural killer (NK) cell count, and an increase in B-cell count have been observed. Therefore, tofacitinib provides an innovative approach to modulating the immune and inflammatory responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is especially important in individuals who do not respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or show a loss of response over time...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317146/momentary-factors-during-marijuana-use-as-predictors-of-lapse-during-attempted-abstinence-in-young-adults
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Lydia A Shrier, Vishnudas Sarda, Cassandra Jonestrask, Sion Kim Harris
INTRODUCTION: Young adults using marijuana heavily often try multiple times to quit on their own. We sought to identify momentary experiences during marijuana use that could aid in predicting lapse when young adults subsequently attempt abstinence. METHODS: Young adults (N=34) age 18-25 using marijuana ≥5days/week and planning to quit completed a survey of sociodemographic characteristics, substance use, marijuana expectancies, use motives, perceived social support, and confidence to abstain...
December 29, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316518/muscle-size-strength-relationship-including-ultrasonographic-echo-intensity-and-voluntary-activation-level-of-a-muscle-group
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Ryota Akagi, Momoka Suzuki, Emi Kawaguchi, Naokazu Miyamoto, Yosuke Yamada, Ryoichi Ema
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between muscle volume (MV) and joint torque for the plantar flexors (PF) in 40 young (20 men and 20 women) and 33 elderly (19 men and 14 women) individuals in consideration of the voluntary activation (VA) of PF and ratio of intramuscular adipose tissue within PF assessed by ultrasonographic echo intensity (EI). MV was estimated from the thickness of PF on ultrasonography and the lower leg length using a prediction equation previously reported. The maximal voluntary contraction torque of isometric plantar flexion was measured as TQMVC...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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