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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245171/effects-of-atorvastatin-on-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscles-of-diabetic-rats
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Bingquan Yang, Jie Sun, Yang Yuan, Zilin Sun
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Atorvastatin is usually used to decrease the amount of fatty substances in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it can cause side effects, such as breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. This study focuses on the effects of atorvastatin on autophagy of the skeletal muscles in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes in rats in the diabetic (D) and atorvastatin (T) groups was induced using streptozotocin (65 mg/kg, intraperitoneal injection)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245167/-are-we-really-as-happy-as-we-think-we-are-a-critical-examination-of-work-satisfaction-in-a-university-pediatric-hospital
#2
Andreas Hiemisch, Yve Stöbel-Richter, Gesine Grande, Elmar Brähler, Wieland Kiess
Goals Despite numerous reported deficits and an increasingly tense working environment in German hospitals, employees themselves often assess their job satisfaction as being high to very high. Hence, the board of directors does not have important arguments for sustainable improvement of working conditions. This discrepancy between working conditions and subjective satisfaction was the motivation for this work. Methods Data were acquired via an attitude survey at the University Hospital for Children and Adolescents Leipzig, with employees sub-divided into medical, nursing and administrative/technical staff...
December 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
Introduction This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. Methods Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas. Inclusion criteria were vaginal delivery of singletons in cephalic, occipito-anterior presentation...
December 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245103/long-acting-intramuscular-naltrexone-for-opioid-use-disorder-utilization-and-association-with-multi-morbidity-nationally-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Megan M Kelly, Erin Reilly, Timothy Quiñones, Nitigna Desai, Robert Rosenheck
BACKGROUND: Long acting intramuscular (IM) naltrexone is an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), but rates and correlates of its use have not been studied. METHODS: National administrative from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) from Fiscal Year 2012 identified only 16 VHA facilities that prescribed IM naltrexone to 5 or more veterans diagnosed with OUD. Data from these facilities were used to identify sociodemographic, diagnostic, and service use characteristics, including use of psychotropic medication, that were characteristic of veterans who filled prescriptions for IM naltrexone...
December 2, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245101/nursing-s-role-in-leading-palliative-care-a-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
Teresa L Hagan, Jiayun Xu, Ruth P Lopez, Toby Bressler
Palliative care aims to alleviate the suffering of patients with life-limiting illness while promoting their quality of life. In this call to action commentary, we review the ways in which nursing care and palliative care align, describe barriers to nurses engaging in palliative care, and provide specific recommendations for nurses involved in education, training, and administration to assist nurses at all levels of practice to engage in palliative care for their patients.
December 8, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245086/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-assay-for-the-quantitation-of-the-novel-radiation-protective-agent-and-radiation-mitigator-jp4-039-in-murine-plasma
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Susan Christner, Jianxia Guo, Robert A Parise, Melanie Ringeval, Adam T Hoye, Peter Wipf, Michael W Epperly, Joel S Greenberger, Jan H Beumer, Julie L Eiseman
JP4-039 radio-protects prior to, and radio-mitigates after ionizing radiation by neutralizing reactive oxygen species. We developed and validated an LC-MS/MS assay for the quantitation of JP4-039 in murine plasma. Methanol protein precipitation of 50μL plasma was followed by isocratic reverse phase chromatography for a 6min run time, and electrospray positive mode ionization mass spectrometric detection. The plasma assay was linear from 1 to 1000ng/mL with appropriate accuracy (97.1-107.6%) and precision (3...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245065/diclofenac-induced-renal-toxicity-in-female-wistar-albino-rats-is-protected-by-the-pre-treatment-of-aqueous-leaves-extract-of-madhuca-longifolia-through-suppression-of-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cytokine-formation
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Jerine Peter S, Sabina Evan Prince
CONTEXT: Kidney has a vital role in renal clearance, maintenance of blood pressure, elimination of toxic products and formation of prostaglandins. Certain medications are known to cause renal injury on its frequent usage and high dosage. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used in the treatment of pain and arthritis. Madhuca longifolia is a deciduous tree which is known to the have anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, hepatoprotective, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
December 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245056/subcutaneous-trastuzumab-herceptin-versus-intravenous-trastuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-a-time-motion-and-cost-assessment-study-in-a-lean-operating-day-care-oncology-unit
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Wiebren A A Tjalma, Tom Van den Mooter, Tim Mertens, Valerie Bastiaens, Manon T Huizing, Konstantinos Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: The subcutaneous (SC) formulation of trastuzumab represents an alternative to the intravenous (IV) infusion in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic and early breast cancer. We compared the two formulations in terms of time and cost differential. STUDY DESING: We conducted a time, motion and cost assessment study in a lean operating day care oncology unit to determine and compare the time and costs of trastuzumab SC versus IV administration in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245035/multiple-long-term-trends-and-trend-reversals-dominate-environmental-conditions-in-a-man-made-freshwater-reservoir
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Petr Znachor, Jiří Nedoma, Josef Hejzlar, Jaromír Seďa, Jiří Kopáček, David Boukal, Tomáš Mrkvička
Man-made reservoirs are common across the world and provide a wide range of ecological services. Environmental conditions in riverine reservoirs are affected by the changing climate, catchment-wide processes and manipulations with the water level, and water abstraction from the reservoir. Long-term trends of environmental conditions in reservoirs thus reflect a wider range of drivers in comparison to lakes, which makes the understanding of reservoir dynamics more challenging. We analysed a 32-year time series of 36 environmental variables characterising weather, land use in the catchment, reservoir hydrochemistry, hydrology and light availability in the small, canyon-shaped Římov Reservoir in the Czech Republic to detect underlying trends, trend reversals and regime shifts...
December 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244988/chemotherapy-use-at-the-end-of-life-in-uganda
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Daniel Low, Emily C Merkel, Manoj Menon, Gary H Lyman, Henry Ddungu, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Mhoira Leng, Corey Casper
Purpose Avoiding chemotherapy during the last 30 days of life has become a goal of cancer care in the United States and Europe, yet end-of-life chemotherapy administration remains a common practice worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of and factors predicting end-of-life chemotherapy administration in Uganda. Methods Retrospective chart review and surveys and interviews of providers were performed at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), the only comprehensive cancer center in the area, which serves a catchment area of greater than 100 million people...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244984/cancer-pathology-turnaround-time-at-queen-elizabeth-central-hospital-the-largest-referral-center-in-malawi-for-oncology-patients
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Leo P L Masamba, Petani E Mtonga, Linda Kalilani Phiri, Brittany L Bychkovsky
Purpose In all settings, a need exists for expedited pathology processing for patients with a suspected cancer diagnosis. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with limited resources, processing pathology samples is particularly challenging, so the measurement of turnaround times (TATs) for pathology results is an important quality metric. We explored the pathology TAT for suspected cancer patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi to determine whether a difference exists when patients paid an out-of-pocket fee (paid for [PF] v nonpaid for [NPF]) to facilitate sample processing...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244871/inflammatory-monocytes-mediate-control-of-acute-alphavirus-infection-in-mice
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Kelsey C Haist, Kristina S Burrack, Bennett J Davenport, Thomas E Morrison
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Ross River virus (RRV) are mosquito-transmitted alphaviruses that cause debilitating acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease. Monocytes are implicated in the pathogenesis of these infections; however, their specific roles are not well defined. To investigate the role of inflammatory Ly6ChiCCR2+ monocytes in alphavirus pathogenesis, we used CCR2-DTR transgenic mice, enabling depletion of these cells by administration of diptheria toxin (DT). DT-treated CCR2-DTR mice displayed more severe disease following CHIKV and RRV infection and had fewer Ly6Chi monocytes and NK cells in circulation and muscle tissue compared with DT-treated WT mice...
December 15, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244816/treatment-with-albumin-hydroxyoleic-acid-complex-restores-sensorimotor-function-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury-efficacy-and-gene-expression-regulation
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Gerardo Avila-Martin, Manuel Mata-Roig, Iriana Galán-Arriero, Julian S Taylor, Xavier Busquets, Pablo V Escribá
Sensorimotor dysfunction following incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) is often characterized by paralysis, spasticity and pain. Previously, we showed that intrathecal (i.t.) administration of the albumin-oleic acid (A-OA) complex in rats with SCI produced partial improvement of these symptoms and that oral 2-hydroxyoleic acid (HOA, a non-hydrolyzable OA analogue), was efficacious in the modulation and treatment of nociception and pain-related anxiety, respectively. Here we observed that intrathecal treatment with the complex albumin-HOA (A-HOA) every 3 days following T9 spinal contusion injury improved locomotor function assessed with the Rotarod and inhibited TA noxious reflex activity in Wistar rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244793/effects-of-epinephrine-on-hemodynamic-changes-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-neonatal-piglet-model
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Michael Wagner, Po-Yin Cheung, Elliott S Li, Tze-Fun Lee, Min Lu, Megan O'Reilly, Monika Olischar, Georg M Schmölzer
BACKGROUND: Asphyxia is the most common reason for newborns to fail to make a successful fetal to neonatal transition. There is currently a lack of data evaluating hemodynamic effects of epinephrine during neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Twenty-four newborn piglets were exposed to asphyxia. Thereafter, positive pressure ventilation was commenced for 30 s, followed by chest compressions (CC). Piglets were randomized into three experimental groups: 3:1 compression:ventilation ratio; CC during sustained inflation (SI) at a rate of 90 CC per minute, or CC during SI at a rate of 120 CC per minute...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244738/design-of-an-air-pollution-monitoring-campaign-in-beijing-for-application-to-cohort-health-studies
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REVIEW
Sverre Vedal, Bin Han, Jia Xu, Adam Szpiro, Zhipeng Bai
No cohort studies in China on the health effects of long-term air pollution exposure have employed exposure estimates at the fine spatial scales desirable for cohort studies with individual-level health outcome data. Here we assess an array of modern air pollution exposure estimation approaches for assigning within-city exposure estimates in Beijing for individual pollutants and pollutant sources to individual members of a cohort. Issues considered in selecting specific monitoring data or new monitoring campaigns include: needed spatial resolution, exposure measurement error and its impact on health effect estimates, spatial alignment and compatibility with the cohort, and feasibility and expense...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244729/comparative-evaluation-of-u-s-brand-and-generic-intravenous-sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex-in-sucrose-injection-in-vitro-cellular-uptake
#16
Min Wu, Dajun Sun, Katherine Tyner, Wenlei Jiang, Rodney Rouse
Iron deficiency anemia is a common clinical consequence for people who suffer from chronic kidney disease, especially those requiring dialysis. Intravenous (IV) iron therapy is a widely accepted safe and efficacious treatment for iron deficiency anemia. Numerous IV iron drugs have been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a single generic product, sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose. In this study, we compared the cellular iron uptake profiles of the brand (Ferrlecit®) and generic sodium ferric gluconate (SFG) products...
December 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244608/safety-and-efficacy-of-intralesional-triamcinolone-administration-for-treatment-of-mast-cell-tumors-in-dogs-23-cases-2005-2011
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Ashley Case, Kristine Burgess
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone administration, as a sole or adjuvant treatment, in dogs with mast cell tumors. DESIGN Retrospective case series ANIMALS 23 dogs with mast cell tumors. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs treated for a confirmed diagnosis of a mast cell tumor between 2005 and 2011 were reviewed. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis and measurable disease (tumor longest dimension ≥ 0.5 cm) that had received ≥ 1 intralesional treatment with triamcinolone, regardless of prior, concurrent, or adjuvant treatments, were eligible for inclusion...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244604/lateral-rhinostomy-for-treatment-of-severe-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-two-rabbits
#18
Louden Wright, Christoph Mans
CASE DESCRIPTION 2 client-owned rabbits were evaluated for signs of chronic upper respiratory tract disease. CLINICAL FINDINGS Clinical signs had been present for 3 weeks and 4 years and included mucopurulent nasal discharge, right-sided maxillary swelling, recurrent dacryocystitis, and intermittent sneezing. One rabbit had been treated with nasolacrimal duct lavage and topical and systemic antimicrobial administration without resolution of clinical signs. Results of CT of the head in both cases indicated severe rhinosinusitis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244602/association-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-preoperative-tumor-volume-with-postsurgical-survival-time-in-dogs-with-primary-intracranial-glioma
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Jeffrey D MacLellan, Susan A Arnold, Aditya C Dave, Matthew A Hunt, G Elizabeth Pluhar
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between preoperative volume of primary intracranial gliomas in dogs as determined via MRI and survival time after surgical debulking and adjunctive immunotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS 47 client-owned dogs enrolled in clinical trials regarding glioma treatments. PROCEDURES Medical records of all dogs undergoing craniotomy at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Center with histologically confirmed glioma between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, and outcome data were collected...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244530/establishing-measurement-equivalence-across-computer-and-paper-based-tests-of-spatial-cognition
#20
Shannon K T Bailey, Alexis R Neigel, Lindsay Y Dhanani, Valerie K Sims
Objective The purpose of the present research is to establish measurement equivalence and test differences in reliability between computerized and pencil-and-paper-based tests of spatial cognition. Background Researchers have increasingly adopted computerized test formats, but few attempt to establish equivalence for computer-based and paper-based tests. The mixed results in the literature on the test mode effect, which occurs when performance differs as a function of test medium, highlight the need to test for, instead of assume, measurement equivalence...
December 1, 2017: Human Factors
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