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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807566/electrospun-collagen-based-nanofibres-a-sustainable-material-for-improved-antibiotic-utilisation-in-tissue-engineering-applications
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Ivan J Hall Barrientos, Eleonora Paladino, Peter Szabó, Sarah Brozio, Peter J Hall, Charles I Oseghale, Melissa K Passarelli, Susan J Moug, Richard A Black, Clive G Wilson, Romana Zelkó, Dimitrios A Lamprou
For the creation of scaffolds in tissue engineering applications, it is essential to control the physical morphology of fibres and to choose compositions which do not disturb normal physiological function. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, is a well-established biopolymer used in electrospinning compositions. It shows high in-vivo stability and is able to maintain a high biomechanical strength over time. In this study, the effects of collagen type I in polylactic acid-drug electrospun scaffolds for tissue engineering applications are examined...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789820/hepatitis-c-testing-in-general-practice-settings-a-cross-sectional-study-of-people-who-inject-drugs-in-australia
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Kerryn Butler, Carolyn Day, Rachel Sutherland, Joe van Buskirk, Courtney Breen, Lucinda Burns, Sarah Larney
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) often do not receive confirmatory RNA testing following positive HCV antibody testing. Expanding access to adequate testing and assessment will improve the progression of patients through the HCV care cascade with the potential to improve diagnosis as well as linkage to treatment. We aimed to determine current utilisation of general practitioners (GPs) by PWID in Australia compared to other settings for HCV testing and post-test discussions. METHODS: A national sample (n=888) of people who had injected drugs regularly in the past 6 months was interviewed about HCV antibody, RNA testing, and post-test discussions, and the settings where these took place...
August 5, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780407/microneedles-for-enhanced-transdermal-and-intraocular-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Kurtis Moffatt, Yujing Wang, Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Ryan F Donnelly
Microneedle mediated delivery based research has garnered great interest in recent years. In the past, the initial focus was delivery of macromolecules of biological origin, however the field has now broadened its scope to include transdermal delivery of conventional low molecular weight drug molecules. Great success has been demonstrated utilising this approach, particularly in the field of vaccine delivery. Current technological advances have permitted an enhancement in design formulation, allowing delivery of therapeutic doses of small molecule drugs and biomolecules, aided by larger patch sizes and scalable manufacture...
August 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770975/paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson, David G Williams, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770973/schedules-for-home-visits-in-the-early-postpartum-period
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Naohiro Yonemoto, Therese Dowswell, Shuko Nagai, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Maternal complications including psychological and mental health problems and neonatal morbidity have been commonly observed in the postpartum period. Home visits by health professionals or lay supporters in the weeks following the birth may prevent health problems from becoming chronic with long-term effects on women, their babies, and their families. OBJECTIVES: To assess outcomes for women and babies of different home-visiting schedules during the early postpartum period...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764902/experimental-animal-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-transition-from-assessing-symptomatology-to-%C3%AE-synuclein-targeted-disease-modification
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Wai Kin D Ko, Erwan Bezard
With the understanding that α-synuclein plays a major role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), novel animal models have been developed for conducting preclinical research in screening novel disease modifying therapies. Advancements in research techniques in α-synuclein targeted disease modification have utilised methods such as viral mediated expression of human α-synuclein, as well as the inoculation of pathogenic α-synuclein species from Lewy Bodies of PD patients, for accurately modelling progressive self-propagating neurodegeneration...
July 29, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762584/drug-related-stigma-and-access-to-care-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-vietnam
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Chiao-Wen Lan, Chunqing Lin, Duong Cong Thanh, Li Li
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: There are considerable challenges faced by people with a history of injecting drug use (PWID) in Vietnam, including drug-related stigma and lack of access to healthcare. Seeking and utilising healthcare, as well as harm reduction programs for PWID, are often hampered by drug-related stigma. This study aimed to examine the impacts of drug-related stigma on access to care and utilisation of harm reduction programs among PWID in Vietnam. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two provinces in Vietnam, Phú Thọ and Vinh Phúc...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762362/prevalence-and-pattern-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-south-western-nigeria
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J Fasipe Olumuyiwa, A Akinbodewa Akinwumi, O Adejumo Ademola, B Akawa Oluwole, E Okaka Ibiene
BACKGROUND: Management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients often requires the use of multiple drugs due to a high number of cardiovascular risk factors and complications associated with the disease. Multiple drugs predispose to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) which may be associated with increased morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay and health-care cost. OBJECTIVES: This study determined the prevalence and pattern of potential DDIs among CKD patients attending Kidney Care Centre, in Ondo City, Nigeria...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758366/pyrrolysine-amber-stop-codon-suppression-development-and-applications
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Robin Brabham, Martin Anthony Fascione
The pyrrolysine tRNA synthetase-tRNA pair is likely one of the most promiscuous tRNA-synthetase pairs found in nature, capable of genetically encoding a plethora of non-canonical amino acids through stop codon reassignment. Proteins containing reactive handles, post-translational modification mimics or both can be produced in practical quantities, allowing inter alia the probing of biological pathways, the generation of antibody-drug conjugates, and enhancing protein function. This Minireview summarises the development of pyrrolysine amber stop codon suppression, presents some of the considerations required to utilise this technique to its greatest potential, and showcases the creative ways in which this technique has led to a better understanding of biological systems...
July 30, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753231/pd-1-inhibitor-associated-lichenoid-inflammation-with-incidental-suprabasilar-acantholysis-or-vesiculation-report-of-four-cases
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Shaun Chou, Cathy Zhao, Shelley Ji Eun Hwang, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint agents targeting Programmed cell death-1 protein (PD1) or Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Associated Protein-4 (CTLA-4) receptors are increasingly utilised in treatment of advanced malignancies. However, these immunotherapies are commonly associated with idiosyncratic cutaneous adverse reactions. Thus, recognition and awareness of these reactions are necessary. METHODS: We reviewed the skin biopsies of all patients on anti-PD1 therapy with or without ipilimumab who developed lichenoid inflammation and included those with microscopic suprabasal or intraepidermal clefts...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752670/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-scotland-applying-a-coherent-framework-to-drug-utilisation-studies
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Tanja Mueller, Samantha Alvarez-Madrazo, Chris Robertson, Marion Bennie
PURPOSE: To report the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation in Scotland and advocate the standardisation of drug utilisation research methods. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data. Patients included those with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (confirmed in hospital) who received a first prescription for a DOAC (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban) from September 2011 to June 2014...
July 28, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750422/-atorvastatin-therapy-under-clinical-practice-conditions-which-ldl-c-levels-are-achieved-in-patients-at-very-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Ulrich Laufs, Christina Jannowitz, David Pittrow
Current information on the utilisation of atorvastatin under clinical practice conditions is limited. The cross sectional study DISCOVER documented in the period from June until December 2014 dose and effects on lipids in ambulatory patients at very high cardiovascular risk, who were treated with atorvastatin monotherapy (original drug or generics). Of 2625 patients (mean age 66.1 ± 10.8 years, 62.1 % males), 47.0 % had coronary heart disease (CHD), 25.1 % type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and 27.9 % CHD plus concomitant DM...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750272/medication-use-and-kidney-cancer-risk-a%C3%A2-population-based-study
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Madhur Nayan, David N Juurlink, Peter C Austin, Erin M Macdonald, Antonio Finelli, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Exposure to commonly prescribed medications may be associated with cancer risk. However, there is limited data in kidney cancer. Furthermore, methods of classifying cumulative medication exposure in previous studies may be prone to bias. METHODS: We conducted a population-based case-control study of 10,377 incident kidney cancer cases aged ≥66 years matched with 35,939 controls on age, sex, history of hypertension, comorbidity score, and geographic location...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745394/opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Andrew L Gray, Elliot Krane, Navil Sethna, Miranda Al van Tilburg, Boris Zernikow, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol as priority areas) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738806/financial-crisis-and-income-related-inequalities-in-the-universal-provision-of-a-public-service-the-case-of-healthcare-in-spain
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Ignacio Abásolo, Marc Saez, Guillem López-Casasnovas
BACKGROUND: The objective of this paper is to analyse whether the recent recession has altered health care utilisation patterns of different income groups in Spain. METHODS: Based on information concerning individuals 'income and health care use, along with health need indicators and demographic characteristics (provided by the Spanish National Health Surveys from 2006/07 and 2011/12), econometric models are estimated in two parts (mixed logistic regressions and truncated negative binominal regressions) for each of the public health services studied (family doctor appointments, appointments with specialists, hospitalisations, emergencies and prescription drug use)...
July 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738214/plasmodium-falciparum-in%C3%A2-vitro-continuous-culture-conditions-a-comparison-of-parasite-susceptibility-and-tolerance-to-anti-malarial-drugs-throughout-the-asexual-intra-erythrocytic-life-cycle
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Sandra Duffy, Vicky M Avery
The continuous culture of Plasmodium falciparum is often seen as a means to an end, that end being to probe the biology of the parasite in question, and ultimately for many in the malaria drug discovery arena, to identify means of killing the parasite in order to treat malaria. In vitro continuous culture of Plasmodium falciparum is a fundamental requirement when undertaking malaria research where the primary objectives utilise viable parasites of a desired lifecycle stage. This investigation, and resulting data, compared the impact culturing Plasmodium falciparum long term (4 months) in different environmental conditions had on experimental outcomes and thus conclusions...
July 15, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736921/supplementary-techniques-for-pain-control-during-root-canal-treatment-of-lower-posterior-teeth-with-irreversible-pulpitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pinpana Tupyota, Pattama Chailertvanitkul, Malinee Laopaiboon, Chetta Ngamjarus, Paul V Abbott, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate utilisation of supplementary techniques for pain control during root canal treatment of lower molars with irreversible pulpitis. The literature was searched using electronic databases up to year 2012. Seventeen studies with 1504 participants were included and each study compared experimental interventions with a standard treatment, i.e. the inferior alveolar nerve block. Changing the injection techniques or supplemental injection had no significant effect on pulp anaesthesia compared to the standard treatment (P = 1...
July 24, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731075/a-simple-supramolecular-assay-for-drug-detection-in-urine
#19
Silvia Sonzini, Jade A McCune, Peter Ravn, Oren A Scherman, Christopher F van der Walle
A supramolecular colorimetric assay utilising the macrocyclic host cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) with a commercial dye molecule, neutral red (NR), was evaluated as a novel method for drug detection in urine of a model therapeutic peptide drug Octreotide.
July 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728094/modelling-a-budgetary-impact-analysis-for-funding-drug-based-smoking-cessation-therapies-for-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-in-spain
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J Rejas-Gutiérrez, E Bruguera, S Cedillo
BACKGROUND: Smoking is associated with high healthcare resource utilisation and cost to society. Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) exhibit high susceptibility to nicotine dependence. Varenicline, bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy are all indicated for smoking cessation; however funding by the Spanish national health system (SNHS) is limited. We modelled a budgetary impact analysis (BIA) to estimate the impact of the SNHS funding drug-based therapies for smoking cessation in smokers with MDD...
June 3, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
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