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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911658/identification-of-an-exposure-risk-to-heavy-metals-from-pharmaceutical-grade-rubber-stoppers
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Xianghui Li, Pingping Qian
Exposure to low concentrations of heavy metals and metalloids represents a well-documented risk to animal and human health. However, current standards (European Pharmacopeia [EP], United States Pharmacopoeia [USP], International Organization for Standardization [ISO], YBB concerned with rubber closures) only require testing for Zn in pharmaceutical-grade rubber stoppers and then using only pure water as a solvent. We extracted and quantified heavy metals and trace elements from pharmaceutical-grade rubber stoppers under conditions that might occur during the preparation of drugs...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881905/perforated-esophageal-intervention-focus-perf-study-a-multi-center-examination-of-contemporary-treatment
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J T Ali, R D Rice, E A David, J D Spicer, J J Dubose, L Bonavina, S Siboni, T A O'Callaghan, X Luo-Owen, S Harrison, C G Ball, J Bini, G A Vercruysse, D Skarupa, C C Miller Iii, A L Estrera, K G Khalil
The treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) remains a significant clinical challenge. While a number of investigators have previously documented efficient approaches, these were mostly single-center experiences reported prior to the introduction of newer technologies: specifically endoluminal stents. This study was designed to document contemporary practice in the diagnosis and management of EP at multiple institutions around the world and includes early clinical outcomes. A five-year (2009-2013) multicenter retrospective review of management and outcomes for patients with thoracic or abdominal esophageal perforation was conducted...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874931/congratulations-you-re-pregnant-now-about-your-shifts-the-state-of-maternity-leave-attitudes-and-culture-in-em
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Casey Z MacVane, Megan L Fix, Tania D Strout, Kate D Zimmerman, Rebecca B Bloch, Christine L Hein
INTRODUCTION: Increasing attention has been focused on parental leave, but little is known about early leave and parental experiences for male and female attending physicians. Our goal was to describe and quantify the parental leave experiences of a nationally representative sample of emergency physicians (EP). METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey, distributed via emergency medicine professional organizations, discussion boards, and listservs, to address study objectives...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806547/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-of-seafood-production-a-case-study-of-trawler-catches-in-tunisia
#4
Khaled Abdou, Didier Gascuel, Joël Aubin, Mohamed Salah Romdhane, Frida Ben Rais Lasram, François Le Loc'h
The Gulf of Gabes is one of the most productive fishery areas in the southern Mediterranean Sea. It is archetypal of an ecosystem in which the effects of fisheries are most pronounced. Demersal trawling is the main fishing activity in the Gulf of Gabes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was applied to assess the environmental performance landing 1t of seafood with wooden demersal trawlers in the Gulf of Gabes. Impact categories included in the study were abiotic depletion potential (ADP), acidification potential (AP), eutrophication potential (EP), global warming potential (GWP), ozone depletion potential (ODP), photochemical oxidant formation potential (POFP), human toxicity potential (HTP), marine eco-toxicity potential (METP), terrestrial eco-toxicity potential (TETP), land occupation potential (LOP), and total cumulative energy demand (TCED)...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759964/extracorporeal-perfusion-reduced-to-a-one-way-infusion
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Christian D Taeger, Oliver Friedrich, Raymund E Horch, Caroline Drechsler, Annika Weigand, Fabio Hopf, Carol I Geppert, Frank Münch, Torsten Birkholz, Carina Wenzel, Sebastian Geis, Lukas Prantl, Rainer Buchholz, Konstantin Präbst
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal perfusion (EP) is moving into focus of research in reconstructive and transplantation medicine for the preservation of amputates and free tissue transplants. The idea behind EP is the reduction of ischemia-related cell damage between separation from blood circulation and reanastomosis of the transplant. Most experimental approaches are based on a complex system that moves the perfusate in a circular course. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: In this study, we aimed to evaluate if a simple perfusion by an infusion bag filled with an electrolyte solution can provide acceptable results in terms of flow stability, oxygen supply and viability conservation for EP of a muscle transplant...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731881/implementation-of-a-nurse-driven-educational-program-improves-management-of-sorafenib-s-toxicities-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Angélique Brunot, Florence Le Roy, Samuel Le Sourd, Amel MʼSadek, Marielle Duval, Laurence Crouzet, Anne Guillygomarcʼh, Eveline Boucher, Brigitte Laguerre, Julien Edeline
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the standard treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Because of its unique toxicities, improving patients' tolerance merits close follow-up. Nurses can play a crucial role by leading a patient educational program (EP). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess whether adding EP to usual care (UC) improves patient's care. METHODS: Since 2011, oncologists referred patients treated by sorafenib to the EP led by clinical nurses...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716448/textile-aging-characterization-on-new-generations-of-explanted-commercial-endoprostheses-a-preliminary-study
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A Bussmann, F Heim, C Delay, E Girsowicz, B Del Tatto, D Dion, J Papillon, A Lejay, J Chakfé, F Thaveau, Y Georg, N Chakfé
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The goal of the present study was to assess the aging phenomena on second-generation textile endoprostheses (EPs) through explant analysis and to establish a preliminary classification of observed defects and material damages. METHODS: From January 2011 to June 2016 110 second- and recent-generation EPs were collected as a part of a European collaborative retrieval program. The analysis focused on the first 41 consecutive commercial EPs collected between 2011 and 2014 and made from polyethylene terephthalate...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715296/a-self-determination-theory-based-self-myofascial-release-program-in-older-adults-with-myofascial-trigger-points-in-the-neck-and-back-a-pilot-study
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Minyoung Lee, Minhee Kim, Sejun Oh, Yoon-Jin Choi, Dongshin Lee, Sang Heon Lee, BumChul Yoon
PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness and adherence to a self-determination theory (SDT)-based self-myofascial release (SMR) program in older adults with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), and to investigate the factors that influence participant behavioral change while conducting the program in a home setting. METHODS: An explanatory mixed-method design was used to evaluate a 12-week SDT-based SMR program, including a 4-week group-based education and practice (EP) phase and an 8-week home-based self-management (SM) phase...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688782/a-single-center-open-label-study-of-intradermal-administration-of-an-inactivated-purified-chick-embryo-cell-culture-rabies-virus-vaccine-in-adults
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Sergio Recuenco, Eli Warnock, Modupe O V Osinubi, Charles E Rupprecht
In the USA, rabies vaccines (RVs) are licensed for intramuscular (IM) use only, although RVs are licensed for use by the intradermal (ID) route in many other countries. Recent limitations in supplies of RV in the USA reopened discussions on the more efficient use of available biologics, including utilization of more stringent risk assessments, and potential ID RV administration. A clinical trial was designed to compare the immunogenic and adverse effects of a purified chicken embryo cell (PCEC) RV administered ID or IM...
August 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611899/perspectives-on-home-based-healthcare-as-an-alternative-to-hospital-admission-after-emergency-treatment
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Amy Stuck, Christopher Crowley, Tracy Martinez, Alan Wittgrove, Jesse J Brennan, Theodore C Chan, Edward M Castillo
INTRODUCTION: The study objective was to explore emergency physicians' (EP) awareness, willingness, and prior experience regarding transitioning patients to home-based healthcare following emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment; and to explore patient selection criteria, processes, and services that would facilitate use of home-based healthcare as an alternative to hospitalization. METHODS: We provided a five-question survey to 52 EPs, gauging previous experience referring patients to home-based healthcare, patient selection, and motivators and challenges when considering home-based options as an alternative to admission...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588495/a-brief-history-of-il-1-and-il-1-ra-in-rheumatology
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Jean-Michel Dayer, Francesca Oliviero, Leonardo Punzi
The history of what, in 1979, was called interleukin-1 (IL-1), orchestrator of leukocyte inter-communication, began many years before then, initially by the observation of fever induction via the endogenous pyrogen (EP) (1974) and then in rheumatology on the role in tissue destruction in rheumatoid diseases via the induction of collagenase and PGE2 in human synovial cells by a mononuclear cell factor (MCF) (1977). Since then, the family has exploded to presently 11 members as well as many membrane-bound and soluble receptor forms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548234/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-flutter-a-survey-focusing-on-post-ablation-oral-anticoagulation-management-and-ecg-monitoring
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Philipp Attanasio, Tabea Budde, Philipp Lacour, Abdul Shokor Parwani, Burkert Pieske, Florian Blaschke, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Martin Huemer
BACKGROUND: A considerable amount of patients with typical atrial flutter develop atrial fibrillation after cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation. No uniform recommendations are available to guide anticoagulation regimes or electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring strategies after this procedure. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey in electrophysiology (EP) centers in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Responses were received from 47 centers. The survey was designed to investigate variations in management of the following: ablation strategy, oral anticoagulation (OAC) management, and ECG monitoring after successful CTI ablation...
May 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526938/reducing-liver-cancer-risk-in-african-born-immigrants-through-culturally-targeted-hepatitis-b-group-education-programs
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Kemi Bolutayo, Alexandre Ly van Manh, Noah Cohen, Daouda Ndiaye, Lina Jandorf, Ponni V Perumalswami
Of 900 West African-born immigrants living in New York City who were tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV), over 9% were found to have the infection (Shankar H et al. Clin Infectious Dis 62(S4):S289-s297, 2016). Community targeted group education programs (EP) have been shown to improve immigrant population's health (Bailey E et al. J Natl Med Assoc 92(3):136-42, 2000). Our aim is to enhance HBV screening in at-risk West African immigrants through the development of a group EP as a first critical step to reducing liver cancer risk...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499256/from-common-to-rare-zingiberaceae-plants-a-metabolomics-study-using-gc-ms
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Gina B Barbosa, Nirupama S Jayasinghe, Siria H A Natera, Ellen D Inutan, Nonita P Peteros, Ute Roessner
Zingiberaceae plants, commonly known as gingers, have been popular for their medicinal and culinary uses since time immemorial. In spite of their numerous health-promoting applications, many Zingiberaceae plants still receive no scientific attention. Moreover, existing reports mostly focused only on the Zingiberaceae rhizomes. Here, untargeted metabolite profiling using Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to compare the metabolic composition of leaves and rhizomes of the more common gingers, Zingiber officinale Rosc...
August 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453186/emergency-physicians-are-able-to-detect-right-ventricular-dilation-with-good-agreement-compared-to-cardiology
#15
Matt A Rutz, Julie M Clary, Jeffrey A Kline, Frances M Russell
OBJECTIVE: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is a useful tool in evaluating patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute dyspnea. Prior work has shown that right ventricular (RV) dilation is associated with repeat hospitalizations and shorter life expectancy. Traditionally, RV assessment has been evaluated by cardiologist-interpreted comprehensive echocardiography. The primary goal of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability between emergency physicians (EPs) and a cardiologist for determining RV dilation on FOCUS performed on ED patients with acute dyspnea...
July 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440186/the-double-roles-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep2-receptor-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Xu Luo, Qiquan Zhu, Jie Zhang, Qin Huang, Zongyi Xie, Yuan Cheng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a subtype of stroke, brings high morbidity and mortality to human beings. Multiple studies indicate that neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, cytotoxicity resulted from the degradation products of blood clot play vital roles in ICH-induced secondary brain injury, which contributes to deterioration of neurological outcome. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a type of prostanoids commonly up-regulated in these progresses, is known to modulate numerous cellular and molecular processes and involve in various diseases, including ICH, cerebral ischemic, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etc...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435502/inferior-vena-cava-measurement-with-ultrasound-what-is-the-best-view-and-best-mode
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Nathan M Finnerty, Ashish R Panchal, Creagh Boulger, Amar Vira, Jason J Bischof, Christopher Amick, David P Way, David P Bahner
INTRODUCTION: Intravascular volume status is an important clinical consideration in the management of the critically ill. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has gained popularity as a non-invasive means of intravascular volume assessment via examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC). However, there are limited data comparing different acquisition techniques for IVC measurement by POCUS. The goal of this evaluation was to determine the reliability of three IVC acquisition techniques for volume assessment: sub-xiphoid transabdominal long axis (LA), transabdominal short axis (SA), and right lateral transabdominal coronal long axis (CLA) (aka "rescue view")...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428767/social-cognitive-training-improves-emotional-processing-and-reduces-aggressive-attitudes-in-ex-combatants
#18
Sandra Trujillo, Natalia Trujillo, Jose D Lopez, Diana Gomez, Stella Valencia, Jorge Rendon, David A Pineda, Mario A Parra
Emotional processing (EP) is a complex cognitive function necessary to successfully adjust to social environments where we need to interpret and respond to cues that convey threat or reward signals. Ex-combatants have consistently shown atypical EP as well as poor social interactions. Available reintegration programs aim to facilitate the re-adaptation of ex-combatants to their communities. However, they do not incorporate actions to improve EP and to enhance cognitive-emotional regulation. The present study was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of an intervention focused on Social Cognitive Training (SCT), which was designed to equip ex-combatants enrolled in the Social Reintegration Route with EP and social cognition skills...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332299/the-use-of-on-line-sfe-sfc-ms-ms-to-analyze-disease-biomarkers-in-dried-serum-spots-compared-with-serum-analysis-using-lc-ms-ms
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Makoto Suzuki, Shin Nishiumi, Takashi Kobayashi, Arata Sakai, Yosuke Iwata, Takato Uchikata, Yoshihiro Izumi, Takeshi Azuma, Takeshi Bamba, Masaru Yoshida
RATIONALE: The analytical stability and throughput of biomarker assays based on dried serum spots (DSS) are strongly dependent on the extraction process and determination method. In the present study, an on-line system based on supercritical fluid extraction-supercritical fluid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (SFE-SFC/MS/MS) was established for analyzing the levels of disease biomarkers in DSS. METHODS: The chromatographic conditions were investigated using the ODS-EP, diol, and SIL-100A columns...
March 23, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294074/probiotics-as-a-tool-to-biosynthesize-metallic-nanoparticles-research-reports-and-patents-survey
#20
Nida Ahktar, Kamla Pathak
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are the live microbes that exert beneficial effects on the health of the host cell and thus creating novel nanoformulations via probiotic bacteria have gained tremendous momentum recently. The probiotic bacteria are being employed in synthesizing or more specifically biosynthesizing several nanoparticles like metallic as well as non-metallic nanoparticles. Biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles is currently focused of research nowadays due to several applications thereof...
March 13, 2017: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
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