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Michail Michailidis, Evangelos Karagiannis, Georgia Tanou, Katerina Karamanoli, Athina Lazaridou, Theodora Matsi, Athanassios Molassiotis
Calcium (Ca2 ) nutrition has a significant role in fruit physiology; however, the underlying mechanism is still unclear. In this study, fruit quality in response to CaCl2 , applied via foliar sprays (Ca2 ) or/and hydro-cooling water (CaHC ), was characterized in 'Lapins' cherries at harvest, just after cold storage (20 days at 0 °C) as well as after cold storage followed by 2 days at 20 °C, herein defined as shelf-life period. Data indicated that pre- and post-harvest Ca2+ applications increased total Ca2+ and cell wall bound Ca2+ , respectively...
July 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Karine Toupin April, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, Martin Descarreaux, Lisa Grilli
PURPOSE: We wished to determine the frequency of complementary and alternative health care (CAHC) use in preschool aged children with physical disabilities (PD) waiting for public rehabilitation services in the province of Quebec (Canada), to evaluate its effectiveness from the parents' perspective and to explore factors associated with its utilisation. METHOD: Children with PD referred to rehabilitation centres from two Montreal hospitals were recruited. We evaluated the use of CAHC and its effectiveness from the parents' perspective in a cross-sectional manner, using descriptive statistics...
2009: Disability and Rehabilitation
Karine Toupin-April, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, Martin Descarreaux, Peter Malleson, Ciarán M Duffy
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were (1) to examine the association between the use of complementary and alternative healthcare (CAHC) and subsequent health outcomes; and (2) to explore the association between CAHC use and adherence to conventional treatments in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: A cohort of children with JIA (n = 182, mean age 10 yrs) who attended outpatient clinics were followed for one year. We evaluated the use of CAHC, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), global health, physical functioning, pain, and disease severity at 3-month intervals...
October 2009: Journal of Rheumatology
Karine Toupin April, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, Martin Descarreaux, Peter Malleson, Ciarán M Duffy
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to determine the frequency of use of different types of complementary and alternative health care (CAHC) in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), to evaluate their effectiveness from the parents' point of view and to explore the factors associated with utilization and with continued use. METHODS: A cohort of children with JIA (n=182, mean age: 10 years) who attended out-patient clinics were followed for 1 year. Parents responded to questionnaires every 3 months...
August 2009: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
P Waldron
Due to concerns that antineoplastic therapy produces prolonged decrease in immune function, interferon treatment of chronic active hepatitis C (CAHC) has been used only at one year or longer after the end of cancer therapy. We report the experience of an 11-year-old who developed symptomatic CAHC at the start of maintenance therapy for testicular relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Significant dose reduction of maintenance therapy did not improve the tolerance of antileukemic treatment. In an effort to improve his liver disease and to deliver effective antileukemic therapy, interferon alpha and an alternative maintenance therapy regimen for ALL were initiated...
June 1999: American Journal of Hematology
M Dosemeci, P Cocco, W H Chow
BACKGROUND: Organic solvents have been associated with renal cell cancer; however, the risk by gender and type of solvents is nuclear. METHODS: We evaluated the risk of renal cell carcinoma among men and women exposed to all organic solvents-combined, all chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHC)-combined, and nine individual CAHC using a priori job exposure matrices developed by NCI in a population-based case-control study in Minnesota, U.S. We interviewed 438 renal cell cancer cases (273 men and 165 women) and 687 controls (462 men and 225 women)...
July 1999: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Y Matsuzaki, T Masumura
Various CNS side effects have been reported since interferon (IFN) was introduced for the treatment of chronic active hepatitis C (CAHC) patients. Most reports of EEG changes after IFN therapy were inspective, and there is no report of quantitative EEG analysis. In this study, changes in quantitative EEG and biogenic amines after IFN therapy were studied to enable identification of CNS side effects early in CAHC patients. Before and 7 days after IFN therapy, EEG records and plasma and urinary amines were examined in 36 CAHC patients (46...
1998: Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi, Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica
M Netzel, R J Hopp, R Buzzas, P Dowling, E Palmeiro, A K Bewtra
Inhaled amiloride has been recently demonstrated to have an effect on the decline of pulmonary function in patients with cystic fibrosis. Other diuretics have been demonstrated to provide protection against bronchoconstriction in asthmatic subjects. We report on the effect of inhaled amiloride on cold air hyperventilation challenge (CAHC) and methacholine challenge in asthmatics. We studied nine subjects with mild-moderate asthma in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Our results showed amiloride did not significantly protect against the bronchoconstriction induced by CAHC...
February 1993: Chest
A K Bewtra, R J Hopp, N M Nair, R G Townley
Cold air hyperventilation challenge (CAHC) has been shown to induce bronchoconstriction in asthmatics. We investigated whether terfenadine, a non-sedating H1 antihistamine, had a protective effect against CAHC. Twelve mild-moderate asthmatics, sensitive to both methacholine and CAHC, underwent a double-blind 3-way crossover study of terfenadine at doses of 0, 120, and 240 mg. For four hours after administration of the study drug, pulmonary responses were measured, followed by a CAHC. There was a significant improvement in pulmonary function on the 120-mg and 240-mg days...
April 1989: Annals of Allergy
T S Lemire, R J Hopp, A K Bewtra, N M Nair, R G Townley
Cold-air hyperventilation (CAHC) and ultrasonically nebulized distilled water (UNDW) challenges were compared in 11 asthmatic patients who were moderately sensitive to methacholine. The challenges were performed on two separate days within one week of each other. Baseline FEV1 on each test day was greater than 70 percent of predicted. Ten of 11 subjects' FEV1 decreased at least 15 percent, and nine of 11 decreased at least 20 percent during the UNDW. Ten of 11 subjects' FEV1 decreased at least 10 percent, and eight of 11 decreased at least 15 percent during the CAHC...
May 1989: Chest
R G Townley, R J Hopp, A K Bewtra, M Nabe
To assess the effectiveness of terfenadine on bronchoconstriction in asthmatics, 12 asthmatic patients between the ages of 19 and 43 were challenged with ultrasonically nebulized distilled water (UNDW) and treated with terfenadine, 120 or 240 mg, or placebo in a three-way crossover double-blind study. A similar study of 12 asthmatics (nine from the UNDW trial) was performed using cold-air hyperventilation challenge (CAHC). In vitro analyses were also made of samples from ten mild asthmatics to determine the effect of terfenadine on basophil histamine release...
November 1989: Annals of Allergy
R E Grubbe, R Hopp, N K Dave, B Brennan, A Bewtra, R Townley
Inhaled furosemide has been recently demonstrated to inhibit the bronchoconstrictive effects of exercise, ultrasonically nebulized distilled water, and antigen challenge. The presumed mechanism of action of these challenges is through mast cell degranulation. We report on the effect of inhaled furosemide on cold-air hyperventilation challenge (CAHC) and methacholine challenge. We studied 10 subjects with mild to moderate asthma in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Inhaled furosemide did not affect FEV1 in the hour after inhalation, and there was no significant difference between placebo or furosemide on the dose of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1...
May 1990: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
A D'Arienzo, L Celentano, L Cimino, A Panarese, C Lancia, E Vergara, G Castaldo, G Oriani, G Squame, G Budillon
We evaluated the role of per-rectal portal scintigraphy with 99m-technetium pertechnetate (99m-Tc test) for early diagnosis of cirrhosis. Forty patients with biochemical evidence of chronic liver disease were studied. Laparobiopsy documented chronic active hepatitis (CAH) without cirrhosis in 22 of the patients and CAH with cirrhosis (CAHc) in 18 patients. Clinical or laboratory findings could not differentiate between CAH and CAHc. Twelve healthy volunteers served as controls. The results, expressed as shunt index (SI), i...
March 1992: Journal of Hepatology
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