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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811698/effect-of-tulsi-ocimum-sanctum-linn-supplementation-on-metabolic-parameters-and-liver-enzymes-in-young-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Swayamjeet Satapathy, Namrata Das, Debapriya Bandyopadhyay, Sushil Chandra Mahapatra, Dip Sundar Sahu, Mruthyumjayarao Meda
Ocimum sanctum Linn. (also known as Tulsi) is a sacred Indian plant, the beneficial role of which, in obesity and diabetes is described traditionally. This is a randomized, parallel group, open label pilot study to investigate the effect of O. sanctum on metabolic and biochemical parameters in thirty overweight/obese subjects, divided into two groups A and B. Group A (n = 16) received one 250 mg capsule of Tulsi (O. sanctum) extract twice daily in empty stomach for 8 weeks and group B (n = 14) received no intervention...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801578/basophils-contribute-to-pristane-induced-lupus-like-nephritis-model
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Barbara Dema, Yasmine Lamri, Christophe Pellefigues, Emeline Pacreau, Fanny Saidoune, Caroline Bidault, Hajime Karasuyama, Karim Sacré, Eric Daugas, Nicolas Charles
Lupus nephritis (LN), one of the most severe outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is initiated by glomerular deposition of immune-complexes leading to an inflammatory response and kidney failure. Autoantibodies to nuclear antigens and autoreactive B and T cells are central in SLE pathogenesis. Immune mechanisms amplifying this autoantibody production drive flares of the disease. We previously showed that basophils were contributing to LN development in a spontaneous lupus-like mouse model (constitutive Lyn (-/-) mice) and in SLE subjects through their activation and migration to secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs) where they amplify autoantibody production...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746834/development-of-an-analytical-method-for-crystalline-content-determination-in-amorphous-solid-dispersions-produced-by-hot-melt-extrusion-using-transmission-raman-spectroscopy-a-feasibility-study
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L Netchacovitch, E Dumont, J Cailletaud, J Thiry, C De Bleye, P-Y Sacré, M Boiret, B Evrard, Ph Hubert, E Ziemons
The development of a quantitative method determining the crystalline percentage in an amorphous solid dispersion is of great interest in the pharmaceutical field. Indeed, the crystalline Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient transformation into its amorphous state is increasingly used as it enhances the solubility and bioavailability of Biopharmaceutical Classification System class II drugs. One way to produce amorphous solid dispersions is the Hot-Melt Extrusion (HME) process. This study reported the development and the comparison of the analytical performances of two techniques, based on backscattering and transmission Raman spectroscopy, determining the crystalline remaining content in amorphous solid dispersions produced by HME...
July 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729179/global-regression-model-for-moisture-content-determination-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Matthieu Clavaud, Yves Roggo, Klara Degardin, Pierre-Yves Sacré, Philippe Hubert, Eric Ziemons
Near-infrared (NIR) global quantitative models were evaluated for the moisture content (MC) determination of three different freeze-dried drug products. The quantitative models were based on 3822 spectra measured on two identical spectrometers to include variability. The MC, measured with the reference Karl Fischer (KF) method, were ranged from 0.05% to 4.96%. Linear and non-linear regression models using Partial Least Square (PLS), Decision Tree (DT), Bayesian Ridge Regression (Bayes-RR), K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), and Support Vector Regression (SVR) algorithms were created and evaluated...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724301/sacred-space-and-the-healing-journey
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Paul L Alt
Sacred space and spirituality have long been used to heal the mind, body, and spirit. This article illuminates the origins of sacred space and its role as a healing environment from the first human construct, the burial mound, to the 5th Century BCE Greek healing city of Epidaurus. It then examines the role of spirituality as one of the necessary human institutions for a healthy society, according to the Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico. The conclusion then surveys three contemporary healing environments' architecture, the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline (VAHEDG), and how these sacred spaces mend individual and community ailments...
July 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688617/critical-review-of-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-applications-in-the-pharmaceutical-field
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J Cailletaud, C De Bleye, E Dumont, P-Y Sacré, L Netchacovitch, Y Gut, M Boiret, Y-M Ginot, Ph Hubert, E Ziemons
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a sensitive analytical tool used in the pharmaceutical field in recent years. SERS keeps all the advantages of classical Raman spectroscopy while being is more sensitive allowing its use for the detection and the quantification of low-dose substances contained in pharmaceutical samples. However, the analytical performance of SERS is limited due to the difficulty to implement a quantitative methodology correctly validated. Nevertheless, some studies reported the development of SERS quantitative methods especially in pharmaceutical approaches...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673191/advanced-holistic-nursing-practice-narratives-a-view-of-caring-praxis
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Mary Enzman Hines, Jennifer Gaughan
Advanced holistic nurses (AHNs), emerging as leaders in health care transformation, are described as caregivers, but caring and caring-within-practice are often difficult for AHNs to explicate. Nursing research that describes caring in advanced practice is limited. Only one study has been reported that focused on describing practice for advanced practice nurses. This article presents a secondary analysis of narratives from a larger qualitative study of holistic pediatric nursing practice. From that study, narratives provided by six holistic advanced practice nurse participants, working in a variety of settings, were extracted and analyzed to illuminate caring-within-practice...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665074/clinical-features-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults-are-different-according-to-onset
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Jee Hee Son, Bo Young Chung, Hye One Kim, Chun Wook Park
Few studies of atopic dermatitis (AD) in adult patients have evaluated differences in clinical features of AD according to onset age. We aimed to characterize the clinical features of AD in adult patients according to age of onset. Subjects with AD outpatient visiting the Department of Dermatology at Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital were recruited for this study. A dermatologist conducted clinical evaluation, a survey of demographics, and onset of AD-associated signs and symptoms for each participant. Total immunoglobulin E (IgE) was also tested...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662904/corrigendum-to-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-melanoma-detection-a-transition-model-applied-to-dermoscopy-eur-j-cancer-67-2016-38-45
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Isabelle Tromme, Catherine Legrand, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Ulrike Leiter, Stefan Suciu, Alexander Eggermont, Laurine Sacré, Jean-François Baurain, Luc Thomas, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck
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June 26, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625144/detection-of-poor-quality-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-act-medicines-marketed-in-benin-using-simple-and-advanced-analytical-techniques
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Achille Yemoa, Védaste Habyalimana, Jérémie K Mbinze, Victoria Crickboom, Benjamin Muhigirwa, Agnès Ngoya, Pierre-Yves Sacré, Fernand Gbaguidi, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Philippe Hubert, Roland D Marini
BACKGROUND: Poor quality antimalarial medicines still represent a threat to the public health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa who bears a disproportionate share of the global burden of malaria. It is essential and urgent to strengthen mechanisms against counterfeit medicines. One of the approaches is regular market surveillance through quality controls. METHODS: 12 samples of artemether/lumefantrine were collected from formal and informal drug sellers in Cotonou (Benin) as well as additional other similar samples from Rwanda (13 samples) and from D...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622407/challenges-and-lessons-learned-in-implementing-a-community-academic-partnership-for-drug-prevention-in-a-native-hawaiian-community
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Susana Helm, Kanoelani Davis, Anonymous Youth Participants Haumana
OBJECTIVE: The broad purpose of this project is to improve health in Native Hawaiian communities through the prevention of substance use. Our community-academic partnership (CAP) team developed an intervention called Puni Ke Ola for this purpose. This paper provides a brief overview of the intervention, then describes challenges and lessons learned in piloting Puni Ke Ola. METHODS: A single module of the Puni Ke Ola intervention was implemented, after which the intervention leaders (N=3) convened for a debriefing meeting...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618885/an-exploration-of-current-approaches-to-and-facilities-for-spiritual-care-provision-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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Fiona Timmins, Sílvia Caldeira, Maryanne Murphy, Nicolas Pujol, Greg Sheaf, Elizabeth Weathers, Jacqueline Whelan, Bernadette Flanagan
This study aimed to explore current approaches to and facilities for spiritual care provision in the Republic of Ireland. The findings identify that providing spiritual care to patients is a key component of hospital policy. Spiritual support is identified as the responsibility of the whole healthcare team with specific responsibility being attributed to the healthcare chaplain. Most sites provided a sacred space or quiet place for clients, visitors and staff to contemplate.
June 2017: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: JPCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610589/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-is-a-biomarker-for-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous-patients-a-cross-sectional-controlled-study
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Gillian Divard, Rachid Abbas, Camille Chenevier-Gobeaux, Noémie Chanson, Brigitte Escoubet, Marie-Paule Chauveheid, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Monique Dehoux, Karim Sacre
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients. The Framingham score underestimates the risk for CVD in this population. Our study aimed to determine whether serum high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (HS-cTnT) might help to identify SLE patients at risk for CVD. METHODS: The presence of carotid plaques was prospectively assessed by ultrasound in 63 consecutive SLE patients asymptomatic for CVD and 18 controls...
June 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576754/stroke-avoidance-for-children-in-rep%C3%A3%C2%BAblica-dominicana-sacred-protocol-for-a-prospective-study-of-stroke-risk-and-hydroxyurea-treatment-in-sickle-cell-anemia
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Neelum D Jeste, Luisanna M Sánchez, Gabriela S Urcuyo, Melissa E Bergés, Judy P Luden, Susan E Stuber, Teresa S Latham, Rafael Mena, Rosa M Nieves, Russell E Ware
BACKGROUND: In the Dominican Republic, where the burden of sickle cell anemia (SCA) is high, many children lack access to routine screening and preventative care. Children with SCA are at risk for stroke, an event that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. In the United States, screening via transcranial Doppler (TCD) identifies children with SCA at highest stroke risk, allowing early intervention with blood transfusions. The need for indefinite transfusions for primary stroke prevention limits their practicality in limited-resource countries...
June 2, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573707/teaching-tradition-diverse-perspectives-on-the-pilot-urban-american-indian-traditional-spirituality-program
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Joseph P Gone, Katherine P Blumstein, David Dominic, Nickole Fox, Joan Jacobs, Rebecca S Lynn, Michelle Martinez, Ashley Tuomi
Many urban American Indian community members lack access to knowledgeable participation in indigenous spiritual practices. And yet, these sacred traditional activities remain vitally important to their reservation-based kin. In response, our research team partnered with an urban American Indian health center in Detroit for purposes of developing a structured program to facilitate more ready access to participation in indigenous spiritual knowledge and practices centered on the sweat lodge ceremony. Following years of preparation and consultation, we implemented a pilot version of the Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program in the spring of 2016 for 10 urban AI community participants...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557834/preoperative-serum-human-epididymis-protein-4-levels-in-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Francesco Fanfani, Stefano Restaino, Stefania Cicogna, Marco Petrillo, Marcella Montico, Emanuele Perrone, Oriano Radillo, Rossella De Leo, Matteo Ceccarello, Giovanni Scambia, Giuseppe Ricci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and cancer antigen 125 markers with pathological prognostic factor to complete the preoperative clinical panel and help the treatment planning. METHODS: This prospective multicenter study was conducted in 2 gynecologic oncology centers between 2012 and 2014 (Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo in Trieste and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy)...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551152/global-approach-for-the-validation-of-an-in-line-raman-spectroscopic-method-to-determine-the-api-content-in-real-time-during-a-hot-melt-extrusion-process
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L Netchacovitch, J Thiry, C De Bleye, E Dumont, J Cailletaud, P-Y Sacré, B Evrard, Ph Hubert, E Ziemons
Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a guidance based on the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) approach, real-time analyses during manufacturing processes are in real expansion. In this study, in-line Raman spectroscopic analyses were performed during a Hot-Melt Extrusion (HME) process to determine the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) content in real-time. The method was validated based on a univariate and a multivariate approach and the analytical performances of the obtained models were compared...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529115/pneumococcal-infection-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Juliet Schurder, Tiphaine Goulenok, Romain Jouenne, Antoine Dossier, Damien Van Gysel, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to analyze the risk factors associated with the occurrence and severity of pneumococcal infection (PI) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. METHODS: Medical records of all SLE patients admitted in our department from January 2005 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. SLE Patients were separated in 2 groups according to whether they had PI or not. Medical records of all consecutive patients (with and without SLE) admitted in our department for PI over the same period of time were also reviewed...
May 18, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526704/elder-women-s-perceptions-around-optimal-perinatal-health-a-constructivist-grounded-theory-study-with-an-indigenous-community-in-southern-ontario
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Sujane Kandasamy, Meredith Vanstone, Mark Oremus, Trista Hill, Gita Wahi, Julie Wilson, A Darlene Davis, Ruby Jacobs, Rebecca Anglin, Sonia Savitri Anand
BACKGROUND: Women play important roles in translating health knowledge, particularly around pregnancy and birth, in Indigenous societies. We investigated elder Indigenous women's perceptions around optimal perinatal health. METHODS: Using a methodological framework that integrated a constructivist grounded-theory approach with an Indigenous epistemology, we conducted and analyzed in-depth interviews and focus groups with women from the Six Nations community in southern Ontario who self-identified as grandmothers...
May 18, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511872/impairment-of-tear-film-and-the-ocular-surface-in-patients-with-facial-burns
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Sang Ouk Choi, Tae-Young Chung, Young Joo Shin
AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting tear film and ocular surface in patients with facial burns. METHODS: A total of 273 patients with facial burns, treated at Hallym University Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital from November 2012 to July 2015, were included. Tear break-up time (TBUT), Schirmer's tear secretion test, fluorescein staining score (FSS), ocular surface disease index (OSDI), and visual analogue pain score (VAS) were compared according to burned surface area, burn site, burn cause, time since burn injury, or lid abnormality...
May 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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