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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346947/health-and-public-policy-to-facilitate-effective-prevention-and-treatment-of-substance-use-disorders-involving-illicit-and-prescription-drugs-an-american-college-of-physicians-position-paper
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Ryan Crowley, Neil Kirschner, Andrew S Dunn, Sue S Bornstein
Substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs are a serious public health issue. In the United States, millions of individuals need treatment for substance use disorders but few receive it. The rising number of drug overdose deaths and the changing legal status of marijuana pose new challenges. In this position paper, the American College of Physicians maintains that substance use disorder is a treatable chronic medical condition and offers recommendations on expanding treatment options, the legal status of marijuana, addressing the opioid epidemic, insurance coverage of substance use disorders treatment, education and workforce, and public health interventions...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346912/optimizing-the-dose-of-erythropoietin-required-to-prevent-acute-ventilation-induced-cerebral-white-matter-injury-in-preterm-lambs
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Kyra Y Y Chan, Domenic A LaRosa, Mary Tolcos, Anqi Li, Valerie A Zahra, Graeme R Polglase, Samantha K Barton
Erythropoietin (EPO) is being trialed in preterm neonates for neuroprotection. We have recently demonstrated that a single high bolus dose (5,000 IU/kg) of recombinant human EPO amplified preterm lung and brain ventilation-induced injury. We aimed to determine the optimal dose of EPO to reduce ventilation-induced cerebral white matter inflammation and injury in preterm lambs. Lambs (0.85 gestation) were ventilated with an injurious strategy for 15 min followed by conventional ventilation for 105 min. Lambs were randomized to no treatment (VENT; n = 8) or received a bolus dose of EPO (EPREX®): 300 IU/kg (EPO 300; n = 5), 1,000 IU/kg (EPO 1,000; n = 5), or 3,000 IU/kg (EPO 3,000; n = 5)...
March 28, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346680/human-papillomavirus-in-cervical-cancer-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-one-cause-two-diseases
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REVIEW
Tara A Berman, John T Schiller
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes greater than 5% of cancers worldwide, including all cervical cancers and an alarmingly increasing proportion of oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs). Despite markedly reduced cervical cancer incidence in industrialized nations with organized screening programs, cervical cancer remains the second most common cause of death from cancer in women worldwide, as developing countries lack resources for universal, high-quality screening. In the United States, HPV-related OPC is only 1 of 5 cancers with a rising incidence since 1975 and now has taken over the cervix as the most common site of HPV-related cancer...
March 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346613/protective-effect-of-met12-a-small-peptide-inhibitor-of-fas-on-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-photoreceptor-after-sodium-iodate-injury
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Jianhui Xiao, Jingyu Yao, Lin Jia, Chengmao Lin, David N Zacks
Purpose: A major problem in macular degeneration is the inability to reduce RPE and photoreceptor death. These cells die by necroptosis and apoptosis, respectively, but the upstream activator(s) of these death pathways is unknown. In this study, we use the sodium iodate (NaIO3) model of oxidative stress to test the hypothesis that activation of the Fas receptor contributes to the death of the RPE and photoreceptors. Methods: Sodium iodate was injected in Brown-Norway rats via femoral vein injection...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346519/views-of-senior-health-personnel-about-quality-of-emergency-obstetric-care-a-qualitative-study-in-nigeria
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Friday Okonofua, Abdullahi Randawa, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukayat Adeola Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Late arrival in hospital by women experiencing pregnancy complications is an important background factor leading to maternal mortality in Nigeria. The use of effective and timely emergency obstetric care determines whether women survive or die, or become near-miss cases. Healthcare managers have the responsibility to deploy resources for implementing emergency obstetric care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the nature of institutional policies and frameworks for managing obstetric complications and reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346481/edaravone-protects-against-hyperosmolarity-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-primary-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Yanwei Li, Haifeng Liu, Wei Zeng, Jing Wei
An increase in the osmolarity of tears induced by excessive evaporation of the aqueous tear phase is a major pathological mechanism behind dry eye. Exposure of epithelial cells on the surface of the human eye to hyperosmolarity leads to oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and apoptosis. Edaravone, a hydroxyl radical scavenging agent, is clinically used to reduce neuronal damage following ischemic stroke. In this study, we found that treatment with hyperosmotic media at 400 and 450 mOsM increased the levels of ROS and mitochondrial oxidative damage, which were ameliorated by edaravone treatment in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345781/apoptotic-pathways-of-macrophages-within-osteolytic-interface-membrane-in-periprosthestic-osteolysis-after-total-hip-replacement
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Guoyin Liu, Ting Guo, Yong Zhang, Naicheng Liu, Jiangning Chen, Jianmin Chen, Junfeng Zhang, Jianning Zhao
Macrophage apoptosis in interface membrane, which occurs through either death receptor, mitochondrion, or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathways, has been suggested to play an important role in promoting osteolysis. However, how and why macrophage apoptosis originates and the correlation among these apoptotic pathways is not yet clear. The objective of this study was to identify the apoptotic mechanism of macrophages, and to explore the relationship between the apoptotic pathways and progression of osteolysis...
March 27, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345768/mycophenolate-mofetil-and-rapamycin-induce-apoptosis-in-the-human-monocytic-u937-cell-line-through-two-different-pathways
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Maxime Nowak, Sylviane Tardivel, Thao Nguyen-Khoa, Sonia Abreu, Fatima Allaoui, Natalie Fournier, Pierre Chaminade, Jean-Louis Paul, Bernard Lacour
Transplant vasculopathy may be considered as an accelerated form of atherosclerosis resulting in chronic rejection of vascularized allografts. After organ transplantation, a diffuse intimal thickening is observed, leading to the development of an atherosclerosis plaque due to a significant monocyte infiltration. This results from a chronic inflammatory process induced by the immune response. In this study, we investigated the impact of two immunosuppressive drugs used in therapy initiated after organ transplantation, mycophenolate mofetil and rapamycin, on the apoptotic response of monocytes induced or not by oxidized LDL...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344492/cyp2c9-cypc19-and-cyp2d6-gene-profiles-and-gene-susceptibility-to-drug-response-and-toxicity-in-turkish-population
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Merve Arici, Gül Özhan
Pharmacogenetics is a vast field covering drug discovery research, the genetic basis of pharmacokinetics and dynamics, genetic testing and clinical management in diseases. Pharmacogenetic approach usually focuses on variations of drug transporters, drug targets, drug metabolizing enzymes and other biomarker genes. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, an essential source of variability in drug-response, play role in not only phase I-dependent metabolism of xenobiotics but also metabolism of endogenous compounds such as steroids, vitamins and fatty acids...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344482/the-genetic-profiles-of-cyp1a1-cyp1a2-and-cyp2e1-enzymes-as-susceptibility-factor-in-xenobiotic-toxicity-in-turkish-population
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Merve Arici, Gül Özhan
Evaluation and sequencing of heritable alterations in the human genome and the large-scale identification of gene polymorphism for understanding the genetic background of individuals in response to potential toxicants are provided by toxicogenetics. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes play role not only phase I-dependent metabolism of xenobiotics but also metabolism of endogenous compounds. CYP1A1, CYP1A2 and CYP2E1 enzymes, which are in phase I enzymes, are responsible for metabolic activation and detoxification of several chemical compounds...
February 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Axel Bauer
Despite major advances in medical therapies late mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is still high. A substantial proportion of post-MI patients die from sudden cardiac death. Prophylactic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been established for post-MI patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤35%). However, most patients who die after MI have an LVEF >35%. For this large group of patients, no specific prophylactic strategies exist. There is strong evidence that measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction after MI provide important prognostic information in post-MI patients with preserved LVEF...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343762/clozapine-and-incidence-of-myocarditis-and-sudden-death-long-term-australian-experience
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Arshad A Khan, Asma Ashraf, David Baker, Mohammed S Al-Omary, Lindsay Savage, Avedis Ekmejian, Rajinder Singh Harjit Singh, Stephen Brienesse, Tazeen Majeed, Tracy Gordon, Vincent Drinkwater, Nicholas J Collins
BACKGROUND: Clozapine is the cornerstone of therapy for refractory schizophrenia; however, the potential for cardiotoxicity is an important limitation in its use. In the current analysis we sought to evaluate the long term cardiac outcomes of clozapine therapy. METHODS: All-cause mortality, incidence of sudden death and time to myocarditis were assessed in a cohort of patients maintained on clozapine between January 2009 and December 2015. All patients had regular electrocardiograms, complete blood count, clozapine levels and echocardiography as part of a formal protocol...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342812/a-laparo-endoscopic-single-site-surgical-approach-to-laparoscopic-salpingectomy
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Stacey A Scheib
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgical approach to salpingectomy. DESIGN: Technical video demonstrating step-by-step a LESS surgical approach to salpingectomy. (Canadian Task Force classification level III). IRB approval was not required for this study. SETTING: Of all gynecologic cancer types, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342652/effective-hospital-wide-education-in-hemorrhage-control
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James R Hegvik, Sarah K Spilman, Sherry D Olson, Carrie A Gilchrist, Richard A Sidwell
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable traumatic death. Bleeding victims must receive immediate medical attention to save lives, and the first opportunity to control bleeding after trauma often comes from bystanders. Educating the general public is important for improving outcomes for hemorrhaging victims, and it is imperative for all people, including those with no clinical training, to have the knowledge to respond until trained medical specialists arrive...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342436/-vulnerations-of-human-dignity-at-the-end-of-life
#15
Roberto Germán Zurriaráin
Death is constitutive of human nature and therefore it must happen naturally. But there are mainly two ways that falsify it: euthanasia and therapeutic obstinacy. Two wrong choices that do not accept the human reality of death (the first, anticipates death and the second, delays it). From the philosophical and ethical point of view, both options are rejected, because they are against human dignity at the end of life. Aside from these, this article also rejects the different names which are given to refer to euthanasia, that also go against human nature at the end of life...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342320/mitigating-hypoxic-stress-on-pancreatic-islets-via-in-situ-oxygen-generating-biomaterial
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Maria M Coronel, Ryan Geusz, Cherie L Stabler
A major obstacle in the survival and efficacy of tissue engineered transplants is inadequate oxygenation, whereby unsupportive oxygen tensions result in significant cellular dysfunction and death within the implant. In a previous report, we developed an innovative oxygen generating biomaterial, termed OxySite, to provide supportive in situ oxygenation to cells and prevent hypoxia-induced damage. Herein, we explored the capacity of this biomaterial to mitigate hypoxic stress in both rat and nonhuman primate pancreatic islets by decreasing cell death, supporting metabolic activity, sustaining aerobic metabolism, preserving glucose responsiveness, and decreasing the generation of inflammatory cytokines...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342066/antidepressant-use-in-suicides-a-case-control-study-from-the-friuli-venezia-giulia-region-italy-2005-2014
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Giulio Castelpietra, Michele Gobbato, Francesca Valent, Clarissa De Vido, Matteo Balestrieri, Göran Isacsson
PURPOSE: To compare the use of antidepressant (AD) classes and compounds in individuals who committed suicide and in controls from the general population and to assess to what extent adherence and current use of different AD classes can affect the risk of committing suicide. METHODS: Individual data on suicide, diagnoses and AD use in Friuli Venezia Giulia from 2005 to 2014 were obtained from the Regional Social and Health Information System. All suicides that had at least one prescription of AD in the 730 days before death (N = 876) were included as cases...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341777/respiratory-compromise-as-a-new-paradigm-for-the-care-of-vulnerable-hospitalized-patients
#18
Timothy A Morris, Peter C Gay, Neil R MacIntyre, Dean R Hess, Sandra K Hanneman, James P Lamberti, Dennis E Doherty, Lydia Chang, Maureen A Seckel
Acute respiratory compromise describes a deterioration in respiratory function with a high likelihood of rapid progression to respiratory failure and death. Identifying patients at risk for respiratory compromise coupled with monitoring of patients who have developed respiratory compromise might allow earlier interventions to prevent or mitigate further decompensation. The National Association for the Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) organized a workshop meeting with representation from many national societies to address the unmet needs of respiratory compromise from a clinical practice perspective...
April 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341729/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-diabetes
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REVIEW
Michael J Berridge
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the onset of diabetes. This review summarizes the role of Vitamin D in maintaining the normal release of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells (β-cells). Diabetes is initiated by the onset of insulin resistance. The β-cells can overcome this resistance by releasing more insulin, thus preventing hyperglycaemia. However, as this hyperactivity increases, the β-cells experience excessive Ca(2+) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) signalling that results in cell death and the onset of diabetes...
March 24, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341719/brain-perivascular-spaces-as-biomarkers-of-vascular-risk-results-from-the-northern-manhattan-study
#20
J Gutierrez, M S V Elkind, C Dong, M Di Tullio, T Rundek, R L Sacco, C B Wright
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dilated perivascular spaces in the brain are associated with greater arterial pulsatility. We hypothesized that perivascular spaces identify individuals at higher risk for systemic and cerebral vascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stroke-free participants in the population-based Northern Manhattan Study had brain MR imaging performed and were followed for myocardial infarction, any stroke, and death. Imaging analyses distinguished perivascular spaces from lesions presumably ischemic...
March 24, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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