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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224234/an-observational-study-of-benzodiazepine-prescription-during-inpatient-alcohol-detoxification-for-patients-with-versus-without-chronic-pretreatment-with-high-dosage-baclofen
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Laura Martinez, Florence Vorspan, Xavier Declèves, Julien Azuar, Maeva Fortias, Franck Questel, Alexandra Dereux, Leslie Grichy, Hélène Barreteau, Frank Bellivier, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Vanessa Bloch
High dose baclofen is prescribed as a maintenance treatment to reduce alcohol use in patients with alcohol use disorder. Nevertheless, some patients still have massive alcohol intakes and require inpatient alcohol withdrawal. AIM: to compare the oral dose of benzodiazepine prescribed to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms in patients with versus without steady state pre-treatment with high dose baclofen. METHODS: Retrospective chart review study. Prescribed benzodiazepine dose expressed in diazepam-equivalent was compared between groups...
December 10, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224178/evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-and-urotoxicity-ameliorative-effects-of-%C3%AE-humulene-containing-active-fraction-of-emilia-sonchifolia-l-dc
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Gilcy George Kallivalappil, Girija Kuttan
In folklore medicine, the plant Emilia sonchifolia, belonging to the family Asteraceae, is used for treating tumour and inflammation. In our previous studies, we have done a thorough phytochemical investigation of E. sonchifolia with a report on its potent antimetastatic activity. Further, we isolated and characterised its active fraction (AFES) containing the major compound γ-humulene with an evaluation of the antiangiogenic effect of AFES (5 mg/kg b.wt.). In the first part of the present study, AFES in different concentrations was used for the assessment of its possible anti-inflammatory effect employing three in vivo inflammatory models...
December 9, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224127/defining-and-characterizing-sustained-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Mona Trivedi, Boulos Haraoui, Paul Emery, Grace S Park, David H Collier, Girish A Aras, James Chung
The objective of this study is to characterize stability and clinical features of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in sustained remission. Combination therapy with methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) has increased remission rates in RA but optimal regimens to maintain remission are unknown. We describe Study of Etanercept And Methotrexate in Combination or as Monotherapy in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis (SEAM-RA) and data from a run-in period of longitudinal observation. Patients in Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) remission (score ≤ 3...
December 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224124/underestimated-effects-of-sediments-on-enhanced-startup-performance-of-biofilm-systems-for-polluted-source-water-pretreatment
#4
Zheng-Hui Lv, Jing Wang, Guang-Feng Yang, Li-Juan Feng, Jun Mu, Liang Zhu, Xiang-Yang Xu
In order to evaluate the enhancement mechanisms of enhanced startup performance in biofilm systems for polluted source water pretreatment, three lab-scale reactors with elastic stereo media (ESM) were operated under different enhanced sediment and hydraulic agitation conditions. It is interesting to found the previously underestimated or overlooked effects of sediment on the enhancement of pollutants removal performance and enrichment of functional bacteria in biofilm systems. The maximum NH4+-N removal rate of 0...
December 9, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224120/spontaneous-cervical-artery-dissection-is-accompanied-by-a-hypercoagulable-state-and-simultaneous-inflammatory-condition
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Johann Otto Pelz, Kristian Harms, Michael Metze, Dominik Michalski
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cervical artery dissections (sCAD) are often preceded by infections. However, existing data about inflammatory parameters remained inconsistent. Remarkably, concurrent information about the coagulation system, whose affection seems also reasonable to cause ischaemic events, are still lacking in sCAD patients. Thus, this study explores the association between the inflammatory and coagulation system in patients with sCAD. METHODS: The parameters leukocyte and thrombocyte count, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, D-dimer, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and prothrombin time were extracted from hospital-based medical records of patients (n = 60) with sCAD and compared with those of a control group (n = 97) from a prospective observational stroke study...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223972/intravaginal-boric-acid-is-it-an-alternative-therapeutic-option-for-vaginal-trichomoniasis
#6
Nicola Thorley, Jonathan Ross
OBJECTIVES: Trichomoniasis, caused by Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Current guidance in the UK is to treat TV with a nitroimidazole antibiotic. The high prevalence of TV, high rate of antibiotic resistance and limited tolerability to nitroimidazoles suggest that alternative treatment regimens are needed. Intravaginal boric acid (BA) has been used safely for the treatment of candida vulvovaginitis and bacterial vaginosis, and in vitro studies suggest BA is active against TV...
December 9, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223956/residual-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-events-in-relation-to-reductions-in-very-low-density-lipoproteins
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Patrick R Lawler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulo Harada, Robert J Glynn, Daniel I Chasman, Paul M Ridker, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether pharmacological reductions in very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs), and their component triglyceride and cholesterol could reduce residual risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events among individuals in whom low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been adequately lowered. We examined whether individuals with greater on-statin reductions in VLDL-related measures-beyond reductions in LDL-C-were at further reduced risk of ASCVD...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223954/effect-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-a-meta-analysis-of-35-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Aris Karatasakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Michele K Roesle, Thomas Knickelbine, Michael D Miedema, Houman Khalili, Zahid Ahmad, Shuaib Abdullah, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the efficacy and safety of 2 PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors: alirocumab and evolocumab. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing treatment with and without PCSK9 inhibitors; 35 randomized controlled trials comprising 45 539 patients (mean follow-up: 85.5 weeks) were included. Mean age was 61.0±2.8 years, and mean baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was 106±22 mg/dL...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223935/-iron-intake-and-hfe-gen-in-male-adults-from-buenos-aires
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Ana L Felipoff, Silvana J Fleischman, M Luján Donadío, Vanesa Sebastiano, Marcelo Castro, Alejandra Vellicce, Jorge A Rey, Marta M Lardo, Silvia H Langini
Excess iron (Fe) intake in subjects carrying certain mutations in the HFE gene may result in Fe overload. To estimate risk of Fe overload, 166 male blood donors (19-65 years) from Buenos Aires city were investigated. Daily Fe intake (FeI), hem Fe intake, and Fe intake from SO4Fe enriched flours were estimated (SARA Computer Program and Food Composition Table, USDA). Serum ferritin and transferrin saturation were determined; criteria for Fe overload was serum ferritin > 300 ng/ml and transferrin saturation = 50%...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223904/spatiotemporal-variations-of-hydrogeochemistry-and-its-controlling-factors-in-the-gandaki-river-basin-central-himalaya-nepal
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Ramesh Raj Pant, Fan Zhang, Faizan Ur Rehman, Guanxing Wang, Ming Ye, Chen Zeng, Handuo Tang
The characterization and assessment of water quality in the head water region of Himalaya is necessary, given the immense importance of this region in sustaining livelihoods of people and maintaining ecological balance. A total of 165 water samples were collected from 55 sites during pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons in 2016 from the Gandaki River Basin of the Central Himalaya, Nepal. The pH, EC values and TDS concentrations were measured in-situ and the concentrations of major ions (Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, Cl-, SO42-, NO3-) and Si were analyzed in laboratory...
December 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223868/recirculation-of-gas-emissions-to-achieve-advanced-denitrification-of-the-effluent-from-the-anaerobic-treatment-of-domestic-wastewater
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L Pelaz, A Gómez, G Garralón, A Letona, M Fdz-Polanco
A denitrifying pilot plant was designed, constructed and operated for more than five months. The plant treated domestic wastewater with high ammonium nitrogen concentration, which had previously undergone an anaerobic process at 18 °C. The process consisted of one biofilter with 2 h of hydraulic retention time for denitritation. Different synthetic nitrite concentrations were supplied to the anoxic reactor to simulate the effluent of a nitritation process. This work investigates the advanced denitritation of wastewater using the organic matter and other alternative electron donors present in an anaerobic treatment process effluent: methane and sulfide...
December 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223863/what-can-predict-and-prevent-the-long-term-use-of-benzodiazepines
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Takeo Hata, Tetsufumi Kanazawa, Takeshi Hamada, Masami Nishihara, Ashley Ian Bush, Hiroshi Yoneda, Miki Nakajima, Takahiro Katsumata
Although benzodiazepines (BZDs) are commonly prescribed for insomnia or anxiety, long-term use of BZDs causes serious adverse effects such as daytime drowsiness and cognitive decline. In the current study, we evaluated the predictors and preventers of long-term usage of BZDs from a retrospective survey by utilizing the 12-year prescription record of a university hospital. From the prescription data of 92,005 people, users of BZDs (n = 3,470, male = 39.2%, mean age = 60 ± 17.5) were analyzed. During this period, both the number of prescriptions (2722 in 2004 to 1019 in 2016) and the number of BZDs (1...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223849/subcellular-distribution-of-molybdenum-ultrastructural-and-antioxidative-responses-in-soybean-seedlings-under-excess-molybdenum-stress
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Shoujun Xu, Chengxiao Hu, Qiling Tan, Shiyu Qin, Xuecheng Sun
Some studies have shown that excess molybdenum (Mo) could produce toxic effects on plants. However, little is known about the subcellular distribution of Mo and cell ultrastructure within plants under excess Mo stress. Here, we comprehensively analyzed the changes of Mo distribution in subcellular fractions, cell ultrastructure and antioxidant enzymes in leaves and roots of soybean seedlings in response to excess Mo stress. The results showed that roots exhibited higher Mo accumulation than leaves at the 100 mg L-1 Mo level, about 38...
December 5, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223848/foliar-spraying-of-salicylic-acid-induced-accumulation-of-phenolics-increased-radical-scavenging-activity-and-modified-the-composition-of-the-essential-oil-of-water-stressed-thymus-vulgaris-l
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Noha Khalil, Mostafa Fekry, Mokhtar Bishr, Soheir El-Zalabani, Osama Salama
Polyphenolic compounds are considered valuable secondary plant metabolites owing to the myriad of biological activities they exert. This study aimed to investigate the effect of applying various concentrations of the plant growth regulator, salicylic acid (SA), on Thymus vulgaris L. while subjecting the plant to decreasing amounts of irrigation water. The following parameters were monitored; total polyphenolic and flavonoid content, yield and composition of the essential oil, and antioxidant activity of the alcoholic extracts...
December 6, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223815/attenuation-of-bacterial-cytotoxicity-of-carbon-nanotubes-by-riverine-suspended-solids-in-water
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Baotong Zhu, Xinghui Xia, Sibo Zhang, Yuchen Tang
The impact of solid particles on ecotoxicity of nanomaterials in water environments is poorly understood. This study investigated the effect of natural riverine suspended solids (SPS) on the cytotoxicity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) towards a bacterium, Ochrobactrum sp. in water. Compared with SWCNT suspension without SPS, the presence of SPS at different concentrations ranging from 20 to 400 mg L-1 markedly increased the survival rates of bacteria exposed to 50 mg L-1 SWCNTs and bacterial survival rates increased with SPS concentrations by a power law...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223812/could-saponins-be-used-to-enhance-bioremediation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-aged-contaminated-soils
#16
Marie Davin, Amandine Starren, Magali Deleu, Georges Lognay, Gilles Colinet, Marie-Laure Fauconnier
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are persistent organic compounds of major concern that tend to accumulate in the environment, threatening ecosystems and health. Brownfields represent an important tank for PAHs and require remediation. Researches to develop bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques are being conducted as alternatives to environmentally aggressive, expensive and often disruptive soil remediation strategies. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the potential of saponins (natural surfactants) as extracting agents and as bioremediation enhancers on an aged-contaminated soil...
December 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223809/cadmium-induces-bnip3-dependent-autophagy-in-chicken-spleen-by-modulating-mir-33-ampk-axis
#17
Menghao Chen, Xiaojing Li, Ruifeng Fan, Jie Yang, Xi Jin, Sattar Hamid, Shiwen Xu
Cadmium (Cd), a widespread environmental pollutant, has toxic effects on organs including spleen. However, the underlying mechanisms of Cd induced spleen toxicity and the roles of micro-RNA (miRNA) in this process remain poorly understood. To investigate this, cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 10 mg/kg) was administered in the diet of chickens for 90 days. Electron microscopy, qPCR and Western blot were performed. Results showed that Cd exposure suppressed miR-33-5q which increased the levels of AMPK. Subsequently, significant decrease in AKT/mTOR signaling and HSP70 were observed...
December 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223781/enhanced-sludge-solubilization-and-dewaterability-by-synergistic-effects-of-nitrite-and-freezing
#18
Faqian Sun, KeKe Xiao, Wenyu Zhu, Nipuna Withanage, Yan Zhou
In this study, nitrite was added into sludge during freezing process to evaluate its role in waste activated sludge (WAS) solubilization and effect on sludge dewatering characteristics. The results showed that the introduction of 100 mg L-1 of nitrite could increase dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration from 29.5 to 48.8 mg DOC g-1 VSS under freezing conditions. More DOC was released with the increase of nitrite concentration. Freezing temperature, or freezing speed, also played a role in sludge solubilization...
November 30, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223745/buparlisib-plus-fulvestrant-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-advanced-breast-cancer-progressing-on-or-after-mtor-inhibition-belle-3-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Angelo Di Leo, Stephen Johnston, Keun Seok Lee, Eva Ciruelos, Per E Lønning, Wolfgang Janni, Ruth O'Regan, Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, Dimitar Kalev, Daniel Egle, Tibor Csőszi, Roberto Bordonaro, Thomas Decker, Vivianne C G Tjan-Heijnen, Sibel Blau, Alessio Schirone, Denis Weber, Mona El-Hashimy, Bharani Dharan, Dalila Sellami, Thomas Bachelot
BACKGROUND: Activation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway occurs frequently in breast cancer that is resistant to endocrine therapy. Approved mTOR inhibitors effectively inhibit cell growth and proliferation but elicit AKT phosphorylation via a feedback activation pathway, potentially leading to resistance to mTOR inhibitors. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of buparlisib plus fulvestrant in patients with advanced breast cancer who were pretreated with endocrine therapy and mTOR inhibitors...
December 6, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223722/the-effectiveness-of-intravenous-parecoxib-on-the-incidence-of-ipsilateral-shoulder-pain-after-thoracotomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Tanyong Pipanmekaporn, Yodying Punjasawadwong, Somrat Charuluxananan, Worawut Lapisatepun, Pavena Bunburaphong, Settapong Boonsri, Apichat Tantraworasin, Nutchanart Bunchungmongkol
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) with the therapeutic use of parecoxib compared with a placebo after thoracotomy. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary-care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing an elective thoracotomy between June 2011 and February 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were allocated randomly into the parecoxib group (n = 80) and the control group (n = 80)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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