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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644857/beneficial-effects-of-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-l-flower-aqueous-extract-in-pregnant-rats-with-diabetes
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Luana Alves Freitas Afiune, Thaís Leal-Silva, Yuri Karen Sinzato, Rafaianne Queiroz Moraes-Souza, Thaigra Sousa Soares, Kleber Eduardo Campos, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Emilio Herrera, Débora Cristina Damasceno, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato
PURPOSE: The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower is widely used in Brazilian traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes and has shown antifertility activity in female Wistar rats. However, there is no scientific confirmation of its effect on diabetes and pregnancy. The aim of this study was evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of H. rosa-sinensis flowers on maternal-fetal outcome in pregnant rats with diabetes. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg) in virgin, adult, female Wistar rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642731/efficacy-of-drug-interventions-for-chemotherapy-induced-chronic-peripheral-neurotoxicity-a-network-meta-analysis
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Xiying Fu, Huijie Wu, Jinyao Li, Can Wang, Ming Li, Qianqian Ma, Wei Yang
Peripheral neurotoxicity is a disturbing issue for cancer patients who are treated with chemotherapy. Several medications have been developed for preventing chemotherapy-induced chronic neurotoxicity (CICNT) however; their relative efficacies have not yet been studied. In this study, we conducted a network meta-analysis to give intervention recommendations. The literature was searched in a variety of databases and eligible studies were chosen based on predefined criteria. Data extraction and statistical analysis was performed, and the results are displayed using the odds ratio (OR) and corresponding 95% credible intervals (CrI) with respect to overall and severe neurotoxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641244/computerized-lung-sound-screening-for-pediatric-auscultation-in-noisy-field-environments
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Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Eric D McCollum, Daniel E Park, Mounya Elhilali
GOAL: Chest auscultations offer a non-invasive and low-cost tool for monitoring lung disease. However, they present many shortcomings including inter-listener variability, subjectivity, and vulnerability to noise and distortions. The current work proposes a computer-aided approach to process lung signals acquired in the field under adverse noisy conditions, by improving the signal quality and offering automated iden- tification of abnormal auscultations indicative of respiratory pathologies...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636648/cost-effectiveness-of-pazopanib-versus-sunitinib-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-united-kingdom
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Jordan Amdahl, Jose Diaz, Arati Sharma, Jinhee Park, David Chandiwana, Thomas E Delea
BACKGROUND: Sunitinib and pazopanib are the only two targeted therapies for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) recommended by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Pazopanib demonstrated non-inferior efficacy and a differentiated safety profile versus sunitinib in the phase III COMPARZ trial. The current analysis provides a direct comparison of the cost-effectiveness of pazopanib versus sunitinib from the perspective of the United Kingdom's National Health Service based on data from COMPARZ and other sources...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634598/previously-unrecognized-behavioral-phenotype-in-gaucher-disease-type-3
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Magy Abdelwahab, Michael Potegal, Elsa G Shapiro, Igor Nestrasil
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive description of abnormal behaviors in patients with Gaucher disease type 3 (GD3) and relate these behaviors to demographic, neurodevelopmental, and neurologic characteristics. METHODS: Thirty-four Egyptian patients with GD3 (mean age of 7.9 years) were enrolled in the study. They were selected based on parent report and/or physician observation of one or more abnormal behaviors documented in 2 settings and by 2 different individuals and/or by video recording...
June 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633950/a-multi-scale-integrated-modeling-framework-to-measure-comprehensive-impact-of-coastal-reclamation-activities-in-yellow-river-estuary-china
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Yan Xu, Yanpeng Cai, Tao Sun, Qian Tan
In this paper, an improved multi-scale integrated modeling framework has been established to evaluate coastal reclamation intensity (CRI). About 7 indicators are considered, including ecological degradation intensity (EDI), hydrodynamic disturbance (IHD), engineering types, water quality, economic investment, population growth, and reclaimed land area. Meanwhile, an integrated framework enhanced methods in terms of (a) measuring intensity of ecological degradation process under multi-scale impact, (b) developing the indicator system of CRI, and discussing the driving forces and trends of coastal reclamation, (c) determining fuzzy preference relations of weight and calculating the specific value of CRI with the case study areas of Yellow River estuary from 2000 to 2015...
June 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631347/reducing-the-maternal-dietary-intake-of-indigestible-and-slowly-absorbed-short-chain-carbohydrates-is-associated-with-improved-infantile-colic-a-proof-of-concept-study
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M Iacovou, E C Mulcahy, H Truby, J S Barrett, P R Gibson, J G Muir
BACKGROUND: To investigate if a low fermentable oligo-, di- and mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet consumed by breastfeeding mothers may be associated with reduced symptoms of infantile colic. METHODS: Exclusively breastfeeding mothers and their typically-developing healthy infants who met the Wessel Criteria for infantile colic were recruited from the community, to this single-blind, open-label, interventional study. After a 3-day qualifying period, mothers were provided a low FODMAP 7-day diet...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624496/effect-of-fentanyl-on-the-induction-dose-and-minimum-infusion-rate-of-propofol-preventing-movement-in-dogs
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Carrie A Davis, Reza Seddighi, Sherry K Cox, Xiaocun Sun, Christine M Egger, Thomas J Doherty
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of fentanyl on the induction dose of propofol and minimum infusion rate required to prevent movement in response to noxious stimulation (MIRNM) in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Crossover experimental design. ANIMALS: Six healthy, adult intact male Beagle dogs, mean±standard deviation 12.6±0.4 kg. METHODS: Dogs were administered 0.9% saline (treatment P), fentanyl (5 μg kg(-1)) (treatment PLDF) or fentanyl (10 μg kg(-1)) (treatment PHDF) intravenously over 5 minutes...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618052/comparison-between-swinging-and-playing-of-white-noise-among-colicky-babies-a-paired-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emel Sezici, Deniz Yigit
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the effects of swinging and playing of white noise on the crying and sleeping durations of colicky babies. BACKGROUND: Infantile colic (IC) is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits among babies younger than 3 months. One out of five babies older than 3 months also experiences IC. IC, unlike gastrointestinal problems, is regarded as an individual differentiation and maturation of the central nervous system...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606562/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-3-types-of-interventions-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases-a-network-meta-analysis
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Qian Sun, Shumei Chang, Songtao Lu, Yajing Zhang, Yajun Chang
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the relative efficacy and safety of different types of interventions for stroke prevention in patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS: This network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted with a random effects model of Bayesian framework using Stata version 12.0. Odds ratios (ORs) and their credible intervals (CrIs) were applied for the efficacy and safety evaluation of various medical interventions, including aspirin, dipyridamole, ticlopidine, warfarin, and apixaban...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605429/application-of-an-individual-based-transmission-hazard-model-for-estimation-of-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-in-a-household-cohort
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Joshua G Petrie, Marisa C Eisenberg, Sophia Ng, Ryan E Malosh, Kyu Han Lee, Suzanne E Ohmit, Arnold S Monto
Household cohort studies are an important design for the study of respiratory virus transmission. Inferences from these studies can be improved through the use of mechanistic models to account for household structure and risk as an alternative to traditional regression models. We adapted a previously described individual-based transmission hazard (TH) model and assessed its utility for analyzing data from a household cohort maintained in part for study of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE). Households with ≥4 individuals, including ≥2 children < 18 years, were enrolled and followed during the 2010-2011 influenza season...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604968/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-fetus-with-5p15-33-microdeletion
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Xueping Shen, Pingya He, Rong Fang, Juan Yao, Wenwen Li
OBJECTIVE: To screen for genomic copy number variants (CNVs) in a fetus with one sibling affected with Prader-Willi syndrome using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array. METHODS: The fetus and its parents were subjected to chromosomal karyotyping and SNP array analysis. RESULTS: A 5p15.33 microdeletions was identified in the fetus and its phenotypically normal mother with a size of 344 kb (113 576 to 457 213). The father was normal for both testing...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600392/physical-stimulation-of-newborn-infants-in-the-delivery-room
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Vincent D Gaertner, Sophie A Flemmer, Laila Lorenz, Peter G Davis, C Omar Farouk Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal resuscitation guidelines recommend that newborn infants are stimulated to assist with the establishment of regular respirations. The mode, site of application and frequency of stimulations are not stipulated in these guidelines. The effectiveness of stimulation in improving neonatal transition outcomes is poorly described. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of video recordings of neonatal resuscitation at a tertiary perinatal centre...
June 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600160/family-based-obesity-prevention-for-infants-design-of-the-mothers-others-randomized-trial
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Heather M Wasser, Amanda L Thompson, Chirayath M Suchindran, Eric A Hodges, Barbara D Goldman, Eliana M Perrin, Myles S Faith, Cynthia M Bulik, M Jane Heinig, Margaret E Bentley
OBJECTIVE: Our goal is to test the efficacy of a family-based, multi-component intervention focused on infants of African-American (AA) mothers and families, a minority population at elevated risk for pediatric obesity, versus a child safety attention-control group to promote healthy weight gain patterns during the first two years of life. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND METHODS: The design is a two-group randomized controlled trial among 468 AA pregnant women in central North Carolina...
June 21, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596086/use-microbiological-effectiveness-and-health-impact-of-a-household-water-filter-intervention-in-rural-rwanda-a-matched-cohort-study
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Miles A Kirby, Corey L Nagel, Ghislaine Rosa, Marie Mediatrice Umupfasoni, Laurien Iyakaremye, Evan A Thomas, Thomas F Clasen
Unsafe drinking water is a substantial health risk contributing to child diarrhoea. We investigated impacts of a program that provided a water filter to households in rural Rwandan villages. We assessed drinking water quality and reported diarrhoea 12-24 months after intervention delivery among 269 households in the poorest tertile with a child under 5 from 9 intervention villages and 9 matched control villages. We also documented filter coverage and use. In Round 1 (12-18 months after delivery), 97.4% of intervention households reported receiving the filter, 84...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595508/sedative-and-cardiorespiratory-effects-of-detomidine-constant-rate-infusion-in-sheep
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Rauane Sousa de Moura, Isabela Plazza Bittar, Luiz Henrique da Silva, Ana Carolina Vasquez Villela, Marcelo Borges Dos Santos Júnior, Naida Cristina Borges, Leandro Guimarães Franco
The use of sheep in experiments is widespread and is increasing worldwide, and so is the need to develop species-specific anaesthetic techniques to ensure animal safety. Previous studies have mentioned several protocols involving the administration of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists in sheep; however, assessment of the efficacy and safety of these infusion techniques is still relatively new. Thus, the aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of detomidine constant rate infusion (CRI) in sheep by measuring the cardiovascular and respiratory parameters, blood gas variables and sedation scores...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593600/developmental-changes-in-empathic-concern-and-self-understanding-in-toddlers-at-genetic-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Susan B Campbell, Elizabeth L Moore, Jessie Northrup, Celia A Brownell
Toddlers with an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and low risk (LR) toddlers were observed at 22, 28, and 34 months during two empathy probes: a crying baby and an adult who pretended to hurt her finger. Toddlers with a later ASD diagnosis showed less empathic concern and self-distress at each age on both empathy probes than LR toddlers. HR toddlers with no diagnosis showed growth in empathic concern between 22 and 34 months in response to the adult's pain, differing from the children with ASD, but not the LR children, by 34 months...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592201/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-or-subcutaneous-belimumab-in-combination-with-standard-therapy-in-patients-with-active-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Y H Lee, G G Song
Objective In this study, we aimed to assess the relative efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) belimumab compared with those of placebo in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods We performed a Bayesian network meta-analysis to combine the direct and indirect evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the efficacy and safety of belimumab 1 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg IV administration, and belimumab 200 mg SC injection, and placebo in patients with active SLE despite having received standard therapy...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588617/outcomes-of-six-dose-high-dose-cytarabine-as-a-salvage-regimen-for-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Brandi Anders, Lauren Veltri, Abraham S Kanate, Alexandra Shillingburg, Nilay Shah, Michael Craig, Aaron Cumpston
Relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (RR-AML) is associated with poor prognosis and long-term disease-free survival requires allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). Limited data exists, regarding the optimal regimen to obtain remission prior to allo-HCT. Single agent high-dose cytarabine (10-12 doses administered every 12 hours) has been previously used as induction therapy. Six-dose high-dose cytarabine (HiDAC-6), commonly used as a consolidation regimen, has never been evaluated as induction therapy...
2017: Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585020/experimental-manipulation-of-infant-temperament-affects-amygdala-functional-connectivity
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Madelon M E Riem, Marinus H Van Ijzendoorn, Christine E Parsons, Katherine S Young, Pietro De Carli, Morten L Kringelbach, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg
In this functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study we examined neural processing of infant faces associated with a happy or a sad temperament in nulliparous women. We experimentally manipulated adult perception of infant temperament in a probabilistic learning task. In this task, participants learned about an infant's temperament through repeated pairing of the infant face with positive or negative facial expressions and vocalizations. At the end of the task, participants were able to differentiate between "mostly sad" infants who cried often and "mostly happy" infants who laughed often...
June 5, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
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