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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245179/hot-off-the-press-sgem-196-gastroparesis-i-feel-like-throwing-up
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Corey Heitz, Justin Morgenstern, William K Milne
This randomized controlled trial compared haloperidol along with conventional therapy to placebo along with conventional therapy for gastroparesis in the emergency department. The primary outcomes of pain and nausea scores at 1 hour were significantly improved in the haloperidol group, but not in the placebo group. In this summary, we discuss a quality assessment of the article and summarized the social media commentary from the blog post/podcast. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 15, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245117/gold-nanoflowers-synthesized-using-acanthopanacis-cortex-extract-inhibit-inflammatory-mediators-in-lps-induced-raw264-7-macrophages-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-pathways
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Sungeun Ahn, Priyanka Singh, Mi Jang, Yu-Jin Kim, Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Shakina Yesmin Simu, Yeon Ju Kim, Deok-Chun Yang
We reported the rapid synthesis (<8s) of gold nanoparticles at room temperature using Acanthopanacis cortex extract (A-AuNPs). We characterized the A-AuNPs using several analytical techniques and found that nano-flower type A-AuNPs, which are known to possess a coarse surface with a high surface to volume ratio, conferring these particles with high binding capacity for various biological molecules. After confirming the stability of the nanoparticles, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of A-AuNPs in LPS-stimulated RAW264...
November 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244993/cervical-cancer-in-the-greater-accra-and-ashanti-regions-of-ghana
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Yvonne Nartey, Philip C Hill, Kwabena Amo-Antwi, Kofi M Nyarko, Joel Yarney, Brian Cox
Purpose Cervical cancer is a common cancer among women worldwide. An estimated 528,000 new cases and 266,000 deaths occurred in 2012. More than 85% of invasive cervical cancer cases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer ranks as the most common cancer among women in Ghana. We conducted a retrospective study to assess the descriptive epidemiology of cervical cancer in Ghana. We describe cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates for the regions served by two large hospitals in Ghana. Patients and Methods Information for women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer between 2010 and 2013 was collected from the Komfo Anokye and Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals through review of medical, computer, and pathology records at the oncology units and the obstetrics and gynecology departments...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244868/cyclodextrin-containing-hydrogels-as-an-intraocular-lens-for-sustained-drug-release
#4
Xiao Li, Yang Zhao, Kaijie Wang, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Yang, Siquan Zhu
To improve the efficacy of anti-inflammatory factors in patients who undergo cataract surgery, poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) (p(HEMA-co-MMA)) hydrogels containing β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) (pHEMA/MMA/β-CD) were designed and prepared as intraocular lens (IOLs) biomaterials that could be loaded with and achieve the sustained release of dexamethasone. A series of pHEMA/MMA/β-CD copolymers containing different ratios of β-CD (range, 2.77 to 10.24 wt.%) were obtained using thermal polymerization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244788/dual-modulation-of-human-hepatic-zonation-via-canonical-and-non-canonical-wnt-pathways
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Laura McEnerney, Kara Duncan, Bo-Ram Bang, Sandra Elmasry, Meng Li, Toshio Miki, Sadeesh K Ramakrishnan, Yatrik M Shah, Takeshi Saito
The hepatic lobule is divided into three zones along the portal-central vein axis. Hepatocytes within each zone exhibit a distinctive gene expression profile that coordinates their metabolic compartmentalization. The zone-dependent heterogeneity of hepatocytes has been hypothesized to result from the differential degree of exposure to oxygen, nutrition and gut-derived toxins. In addition, the gradient of Wnt signaling that increases towards the central vein seen in rodent models is believed to play a critical role in shaping zonation...
December 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244627/attachment-in-the-psychiatric-curriculum
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Jeffrey Katzman, Anilla Del Fabbro
Psychiatric trainees are expected to learn the fundamental concepts of psychodynamic psychotherapy, but they often struggle to understand and appreciate the relevance of this work. An introduction to attachment theory can go a long way toward assisting our trainees in understanding the relevance of psychodynamic psychiatry. To help programs develop this component of their curriculum, we summarize the history of the development of the attachment paradigm including the Strange Situation and Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), useful tools to teach these concepts, as well as ramifications of this work...
2017: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244270/vaginal-cuff-recurrence-after-radical-cystectomy-an-under-studied-site-of-bladder-cancer-relapse
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Fabio Zattoni, Alessandro Morlacco, Avinash Nehra, Igor Frank, Stephen A Boorjian, Prabin Thapa, R Jeffrey Karnes
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal cuff recurrence of tumor following radical cystectomy is a rare site of disease recurrence, however it has never been specifically studied. The aim of the study is to evaluate incidence, risk factors, and long-term oncologic outcomes of vaginal cuff recurrence in a cohort of female patients treated with radical cystectomy for invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1985 to 2012, a prospectively maintained institutional bladder cancer registry was queried for vaginal cuff recurrence post radical cystectomy...
December 18, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244192/daily-hassles-score-associates-with-the-somatic-and-psychological-health-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Orly Sarid, Vered Slonim-Nevo, Ruslan Sergienko, Avihu Pereg, Elena Chernin, Terri Singer, Dan Greenberg, Doron Schwartz, Hillel Vardi, Michael Friger, Shmuel Odes
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of daily hassles with the somatic and psychological health of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 400 self-selected adult CD patients was performed with completion of demographic, medical, and psychosocial questionnaires: economic status; Patient Harvey-Bradshaw Index of disease activity; Daily Hassles Scale (DHS); Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ) and Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36 Physical and Mental Health) quality of life measures; Brief Symptom Inventory of psychological stress with summary Global Severity Index (GSI); Family Assessment Device; and List of Threatening Life Experiences...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243999/efficacy-of-intraoperative-epidural-triamcinolone-application-in-lumbar-microdiscectomy-a-matched-control-study
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Martin N Stienen, Holger Joswig, Ivan Chau, Marian C Neidert, David Bellut, Thomas Wälchli, Karl Schaller, Oliver P Gautschi
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the intraoperative application of an epidural steroid (ES) on the decompressed nerve root improves short- and midterm subjective and objective clinical outcomes after lumbar microdiscectomy. METHODS This study was a retrospective analysis of a 2-center database including consecutive cases in which patients underwent lumbar microdiscectomy. All patients who received ES application (40 mg triamcinolone, ES group) were matched by age and sex to patients who had not received ES application (control group)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243970/reactive-oxygen-species-damage-drives-cardiac-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-following-acute-nano-titanium-dioxide-inhalation-exposure
#10
Cody E Nichols, Danielle L Shepherd, Quincy A Hathaway, Andrya J Durr, Dharendra Thapa, Alaeddin Abukabda, Jinghai Yi, Timothy R Nurkiewicz, John M Hollander
Nanotechnology offers innovation in products from cosmetics to drug delivery, leading to increased engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure. Unfortunately, health impacts of ENM are not fully realized. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is among the most widely produced ENM due to its use in numerous applications. Extrapulmonary effects following pulmonary exposure have been identified and may involve reactive oxygen species (ROS). The goal of this study was to determine the extent of ROS involvement on cardiac function and the mitochondrion following nano-TiO2 exposure...
December 15, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243880/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-knee-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-part-3-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Knee injuries are a common presentation to the ED and are often difficult to assess and definitively diagnose due to the patient's acute pain, effusion and guarding. The quality of ED care provided to patients with fractures or soft tissue injuries of the knee is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common knee injuries in the ED. Databases were searched in 2017, including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites...
December 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243830/proceedings-of-the-food-and-drug-administration-s-public-workshop-on-new-red-blood-cell-product-regulatory-science-2016
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Jaroslav G Vostal, Paul W Buehler, Monique P Gelderman, Abdu I Alayash, Alan Doctor, James C Zimring, Simone A Glynn, John R Hess, Harvey Klein, Jason P Acker, Philip C Spinella, Angelo D'Alessandro, Bernhard Palsson, Thomas J Raife, Michael P Busch, Timothy J McMahon, Marcos Intaglietta, Harold M Swartz, Michael A Dubick, Sylvain Cardin, Rakesh P Patel, Charles Natanson, John W Weisel, Jennifer A Muszynski, Philip J Norris, Paul M Ness
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a workshop on red blood cell (RBC) product regulatory science on October 6 and 7, 2016, at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH; the Department of Defense; the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA. The workshop reviewed the status and scientific basis of the current regulatory framework and the available scientific tools to expand it to evaluate innovative and future RBC transfusion products...
December 15, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243826/gsslah3-a-glycine-soja-slow-type-anion-channel-homologue-positively-modulates-plant-bicarbonate-stress-tolerance
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Xiangbo Duan, Yang Yu, Huizi Duanmu, Chao Chen, Xiaoli Sun, Lei Cao, Qiang Li, Xiaodong Ding, Beidong Liu, Yanming Zhu
Alkaline stress is a major form of abiotic stress that severely inhibits plant growth and development, thus restricting crop productivity. However, little is known about how plants respond to alkali. In this study, a slow-type anion channel homologue 3 gene GsSLAH3 was isolated and functionally characterized. Bioinformatics analysis showed that GsSLAH3 protein contains ten transmembrane helices. Consistently, GsSLAH3 was found to locate on plasma membrane by transient expression in onion epidermal cells. In wild soybeans, GsSLAH3 expression was induced by NaHCO3 treatment, suggesting its involvement in plant response to alkaline stress...
December 15, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243813/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
#14
REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243705/author-q-a-andrew-sturrock
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To find out more about work being carried out looking at the feasibility of oral health promotion using community pharmacists, we spoke to Dr Andrew Sturrock from the University of Sunderland about his recent BDJ paper. If you are interested in learning even more why not read Stephen Hancocks' summary of the paper here: http://go.nature.com/2B8mqG8 or the full paper at http://go.nature.com/2BkamTi.
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243693/can-poor-oral-health-lead-to-dementia
#16
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Evidence Summary: The relationship between oral health and dementia.
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243405/bluetongue-virus-serotype-27-experimental-infection-of-goats-sheep-and-cattle-with-three-btv-27-variants-reveal-atypical-characteristics-and-likely-direct-contact-transmission-btv-27-between-goats
#17
E Bréard, C Schulz, C Sailleau, C Bernelin-Cottet, C Viarouge, D Vitour, B Guillaume, G Caignard, A Gorlier, H Attoui, M Gallois, B Hoffmann, S Zientara, M Beer
Bluetongue virus (BTV) hitherto consisted of 26 recognized serotypes, of which all except BTV-26 are primarily transmitted by certain species of Culicoides biting midges. Three variants of an additional 27th bluetongue virus serotype (BTV-27v01-v03) were recently detected in asymptomatic goats in Corsica, France, 2014-2015. Molecular characterization revealed genetic differences between the three variants. Therefore, in vivo characteristics were investigated by experimental infection of a total of 15 goats, 11 sheep and 4 cattle with any one of the three variants in separated animal trials...
December 15, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243385/assessing-the-impact-of-early-learning-programs-in-africa
#18
REVIEW
Amber Gove, Tracy Brunette, Jennae Bulat, Bidemi Carrol, Catherine Henny, Wykia Macon, Evangeline Nderu, Yasmin Sitabkhan
We present results from early learning programs in six African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with ministries of education, RTI International has worked within government systems to support the design and deployment of locally contextualized materials, training, and assessment tools, with the goal of improving outcomes for early learners in primary schools, and in Kenya and Tanzania preprimary as well. Here we report on the experience and evidence of impact from specific programs in each country, including summary assessment results when available...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243275/in-vitro-toxicity-assessment-of-nanocrystals-in-tissue-type-cells-and-macrophage-cells
#19
Meiling Chen, Ying Li, Jiezhao Zhou, Zhenbo Yang, Zhiyuan Wang, Yang Yang, Hui Zhang, Zhiping Li, Xingguo Mei
Nanocrystals (NCs), a type of innovative material particle, are a potential drug delivery platform that aims to improve the bioavailability of hydrophobic drugs. However, due to the lack of consideration of their toxicity, existing studies have not investigated whether the nanoscale properties of NCs, such as particle sizes, may lead to NC-induced toxicity. Because of the disparity between the rapid development of NCs and the lack of studies regarding NC toxicity, the present study investigated possible NC toxicity and clarified the relationship between particle sizes and NC toxicity...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243261/quality-indicators-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-care-in-the-elderly
#20
Christine G Gourin, Robert J Herbert, Carole Fakhry, Harry Quon, Hyunseok Kang, Ana P Kiess, Wayne M Koch, David W Eisele, Kevin D Frick
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between quality of care, survival, and costs in elderly patients treated for oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data. METHODS: We evaluated 666 patients diagnosed with OPSCC from 2004 to 2007 using multivariate regression and survival analysis. Using quality indicators derived from guidelines for recommended care, summary measures of quality were calculated for diagnosis, initial treatment, surveillance, treatment for recurrence, end-of-life care, performance, and an overall summary measure of quality...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
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