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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723601/a-review-of-medicinal-plants-for-the-treatment-of-earache-and-tinnitus-in-iran
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Mohammad Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Majid Asadi-Samani, Tahra Luther
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite numerous trials, there has not yet been any definite strategy to reduce replicable long-term tinnitus and earache. Complementary and alternative medical approaches have been used to decrease the symptoms of tinnitus and earache. This study was conducted to report medicinal plants that are used to treat ear disorders, especially earache and tinnitus in different regions of Iran. EVIDENCE ACQUISITIONS: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, PubMed, LISTA (EBSCO), Embase, and Web of Science were searched using relevant search terms to retrieve eligible publications...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716004/concurrent-use-of-alcohol-interactive-medications-and-alcohol-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-of-prevalence-and-associated-adverse-outcomes
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Alice E Holton, Paul Gallagher, Tom Fahey, Gráinne Cousins
BACKGROUND: Older adults are susceptible to adverse effects from the concurrent use of medications and alcohol. The aim of this study was to systematically review the prevalence of concurrent use of alcohol and alcohol-interactive (AI) medicines in older adults and associated adverse outcomes. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Scopus and Web of Science (January 1990 to June 2016), and hand searching references of retrieved articles...
July 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715190/chemical-topic-modeling-exploring-molecular-datasets-using-a-common-text-mining-approach
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Nadine Schneider, Nikolas Fechner, Gregory A Landrum, Nikolaus Stiefl
Big data is one of the key transformative factors which are increasingly influencing all aspects of modern life. Although this transformation brings vast opportunities it also generates novel challenges, not the least of which is organizing and searching this data deluge. The field of medicinal chemistry is not different: more and more data are being generated, for instance by technologies such as DNA encoded libraries, peptide libraries, text mining of large literature corpora, and new in silico enumeration methods...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712481/korean-sa-ahm-acupuncture-for-treating-canine-oral-fibrosarcoma
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Keum Hwa Choi, Kristi Flynn
A nine-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever presented with oral fibrosarcoma. Sa-Ahm Traditional Korean acupuncture was provided along with medicinal herb treatment. Based on Sa-Ahm's theory, the constitution of this case was hypoactive Large-Intestine (LI) meridian qi. The acupuncture treatment was focused on reinforcing LI meridian qi along with reinforcing Small-Intestine and Liver meridian qi. The necrosis of the tumor started from 8 months after treatments and was completely necrotized around 1 month after initiation of tumor necrosis...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712122/clinical-features-and-treatment-response-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-north-west-ethiopia
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Helina Fikre, Rezika Mohammed, Saba Atinafu, Johan van Griensven, Ermias Diro
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) receives far less attention than visceral leishmaniasis. Nevertheless, CL is predominantly caused by a unique species in Ethiopia (L aethiopica), which is known to cause severe forms such as diffuse (DCL) and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL). We report on the number and type of CL cases diagnosed, the clinical features, the treatments and treatment outcomes in North-West Ethiopia. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart record analysis of CL patients treated at the Leishmania Research and Treatment Center (LRTC) of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710787/continuing-competence-assessment-and-maintenance-in-occupational-therapy-scoping-review-with-stakeholder-consultation
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Christine T Myers, Nancy Schaefer, Ashley Coudron
BACKGROUND/AIM: Continuing competence activities hold the promise of improving health-care service quality, especially given concerns about system inefficiencies and fragmentation. The aim of this scoping review was to describe the assessment and maintenance of occupational therapists' continuing competence and identify knowledge gaps for future research. A secondary aim was comparing scoping review findings with those from other health-care fields and considering possible impact of varying international regulations...
July 14, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708043/reirradiation-spine-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases-systematic-review
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Sten Myrehaug, Arjun Sahgal, Motohiro Hayashi, Marc Levivier, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martinez, Ian Paddick, Jean Régis, Samuel Ryu, Ben Slotman, Antonio De Salles
OBJECTIVE Spinal metastases that recur after conventional palliative radiotherapy have historically been difficult to manage due to concerns of spinal cord toxicity in the retreatment setting. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is emerging as an effective and safe means of delivering ablative doses to these recurrent tumors. The authors performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of spine SBRT specific to previously irradiated spinal metastases...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702874/towards-a-transparent-credible-evidence-based-decision-making-process-of-new-drug-listing-on-the-hong-kong-hospital-authority-drug-formulary-challenges-and-suggestions
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Carlos King Ho Wong, Olivia Wu, Bernard M Y Cheung
The aim of this article is to describe the process, evaluation criteria, and possible outcomes of decision-making for new drugs listed in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Drug Formulary in comparison to the health technology assessment (HTA) policy overseas. Details of decision-making processes including the new drug listing submission, Drug Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting, and procedures prior to and following the meeting, were extracted from the official Hong Kong Hospital Authority drug formulary management website and manual...
July 12, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701869/identification-of-ginseng-root-using-quantitative-x-ray-microtomography
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Linlin Ye, Yanling Xue, Yudan Wang, Juncheng Qi, Tiqiao Xiao
BACKGROUND: The use of X-ray phase-contrast microtomography for the investigation of Chinese medicinal materials is advantageous for its nondestructive, in situ, and three-dimensional quantitative imaging properties. METHODS: The X-ray phase-contrast microtomography quantitative imaging method was used to investigate the microstructure of ginseng, and the phase-retrieval method is also employed to process the experimental data. Four different ginseng samples were collected and investigated; these were classified according to their species, production area, and sample growth pattern...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698988/medication-errors-a-characterisation-of-spontaneously-reported-cases-in-eudravigilance
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Victoria Newbould, Steven Le Meur, Thomas Goedecke, Xavier Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Medication errors recently became the focus of regulatory guidance in pharmacovigilance to support reporting, evaluation and prevention of medication errors. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to characterise spontaneously reported cases of medication errors in EudraVigilance over the period 2002-2015 before the release of EU good practice guidance. METHODS: Case reports were identified through the adverse reaction section where a Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA(®)) term is reported and included in the Standardised MedDRA(®) Query (SMQ) for medication errors...
July 11, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688797/burden-of-traffic-accidents-among-pedestrians-of-fars-province-southern-iran-estimate-of-years-of-life-lost-in-a-sample-of-iranian-population-from-2009-to-2013
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Yaser Sarikhani, Seyed Taghi Heydari, Saeed Gholamzadeh, Maryam Mazloom, Payam Peymani, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Ahmad Kalateh Sadati, Reza Tabrizi, Maryam Akbari
PURPOSE: Traffic injuries are among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Pedestrians have been considered as a high-risk group among road users, especially in middle- or low-income communities. This study attempted to determine the burden of pedestrians' fatalities in Fars, the southern province of Iran using years of life lost (YLL) approach. METHODS: The data used in this study were retrieved from Fars Forensic Medicine Organization database on pedestrian traffic accidents...
June 19, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688027/pharmacokinetics-of-fentanyl-and-its-derivatives-in-children-a-comprehensive-review
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Victoria C Ziesenitz, Janelle D Vaughns, Gilbert Koch, Gerd Mikus, Johannes N van den Anker
Fentanyl and its derivatives sufentanil, alfentanil, and remifentanil are potent opioids. A comprehensive review of the use of fentanyl and its derivatives in the pediatric population was performed using the National Library of Medicine PubMed. Studies were included if they contained original pharmacokinetic parameters or models using established routes of administration in patients younger than 18 years of age. Of 372 retrieved articles, 44 eligible pharmacokinetic studies contained data of 821 patients younger than 18 years of age, including more than 46 preterm infants, 64 full-term neonates, 115 infants/toddlers, 188 children, and 28 adolescents...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685669/understanding-how-domestic-health-policy-is-integrated-into-foreign-policy-in-south-africa-a-case-for-accelerating-access-to-antiretroviral-medicines
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Simon Moeketsi Modisenyane, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks, Harvey Fineberg
BACKGROUND: South Africa, as an emerging middle-income country, is becoming increasingly influential in global health diplomacy (GHD). However, little empirical research has been conducted to inform arguments for the integration of domestic health into foreign policy by state and non-state actors. This study seeks to address this knowledge gap. It takes the form of an empirical case study which analyses how South Africa integrates domestic health into its foreign policy, using the lens of access to antiretroviral (ARV) medicines...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684189/trends-in-global-acupuncture-publications-an-analysis-of-the-web-of-science-database-from-1988-to-2015
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Yen-Ying Kung, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Tsai-Feng Li, Seong-Gyu Ko, Ching-Wen Huang, Fang-Pey Chen
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a rapidly growing medical specialty worldwide. This study aimed to analyze the acupuncture publications from 1988 to 2015 by using the Web of Science (WoS) database. Familiarity with the trend of acupuncture publications will facilitate a better understanding of existing academic research in acupuncture and its applications. METHODS: Academic articles published focusing on acupuncture were retrieved and analyzed from the WoS database which included articles published in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Indexed journals from 1988 to 2015...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682876/treatment-of-severe-fluoroacetamide-poisoning-in-patient-with-combined-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-by-evidence-based-integrated-chinese-and-western-medicines-a-case-report
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Wanxin Wen, Hongxia Gao, Nini Kang, Aili Lu, Caiwen Qian, Yuanqi Zhao
RATIONALE: Fluoroacetamide poisoning is the acute and severe disease of human, which leads to nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular system damage or even death in a short period of time. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with loss of consciousness, nausea, and vomiting who was sent to the hospital by passers-by. DIAGNOSIS: She was diagnosed with severe fluoroacetamide poisoning with combined multiple organ dysfunction syndrome...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682462/need-to-recalibrate-research-outcomes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-focus-on-neuropsychiatric-symptoms
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Marco Canevelli, Matteo Cesari, Flaminia Lucchini, Martina Valletta, Michele Sabino, Eleonora Lacorte, Nicola Vanacore, Giuseppe Bruno
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are adequately considered in clinical research on Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) recruiting individuals with AD and published during the last 10 years in 16 major general medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry journals and RCTs registered on clinicaltrials.gov and currently enrolling individuals with AD...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679876/pitfalls-of-ontology-in-medicine
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Bakheet Aldosari, Abdullah Alanazi, Mowafa Househ
Much research has been done in the last few decades in clinical research, medicine, life sciences, etc. leading to an exponential increase in the generation of data. Managing this vast information not only requires integration of the data, but also a means to analyze, relate, and retrieve it. Ontology, in the field of medicine, describes the concepts of medical terminologies and the relation between them, thus, enabling the sharing of medical knowledge. Ontology-based analyses are associated with a risk that errors in modeling may deteriorate the results' quality...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679575/cognitive-flexibility-and-undergraduate-physiology-students-increasing-advanced-knowledge-acquisition-within-an-ill-structured-domain
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Ashley E Rhodes, Timothy G Rozell
Cognitive flexibility is defined as the ability to assimilate previously learned information and concepts to generate novel solutions to new problems. This skill is crucial for success within ill-structured domains such as biology, physiology, and medicine, where many concepts are simultaneously required for understanding a complex problem, yet the problem consists of patterns or combinations of concepts that are not consistently used or needed across all examples. To succeed within ill-structured domains, a student must possess a certain level of cognitive flexibility: rigid thought processes and prepackaged informational retrieval schemes relying on rote memorization will not suffice...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678787/classification-and-analysis-of-a-large-collection-of-in-vivo-bioassay-descriptions
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Magdalena Zwierzyna, John P Overington
Testing potential drug treatments in animal disease models is a decisive step of all preclinical drug discovery programs. Yet, despite the importance of such experiments for translational medicine, there have been relatively few efforts to comprehensively and consistently analyze the data produced by in vivo bioassays. This is partly due to their complexity and lack of accepted reporting standards-publicly available animal screening data are only accessible in unstructured free-text format, which hinders computational analysis...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656731/occupational-skin-diseases-actual-state-analysis-of-patient-management-pathways-in-28-european-countries
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V Mahler, K Aalto-Korte, J H Alfonso, J G Bakker, A Bauer, L Bensefa-Colas, A Boman, J Bourke, M Bubaš, P Bulat, J Chaloupka, L Constandt, T E Danielsen, R Darlenski, A Dugonik, K Ettler, A Gimenez-Arnau, M Gonçalo, J D Johansen, S M John, M Kiec-Swierczynska, P Koch, V Kohánka, B Krecisz, F Larese Filon, S Ljubojević, J Macan, B Marinović, M Matura, P W Mihatsch, D Mijakoski, J Minov, J Pace, M Pesonen, J M Ramada Rodilla, H Rast, V Reljic, C Salavastru, C Schuster, M L Schuttelaar, D Simon, R Spiewak, R Jurakic Tončić, S Urbanček, S Valiukevičienė, P Weinert, M Wilkinson, W Uter
BACKGROUND: Work-related skin diseases (WSD) are caused or worsened by a professional activity. Occupational skin diseases (OSD) need to fulfil additional legal criteria which differ from country to country. OSD range amongst the five most frequently notified occupational diseases (musculoskeletal diseases, neurologic diseases, lung diseases, diseases of the sensory organs, skin diseases) in Europe. OBJECTIVE: To retrieve information and compare the current state of national frameworks and pathways to manage patients with occupational skin disease with regard to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in different European countries...
June 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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