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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178175/the-effect-of-nicardipine-on-the-surgical-pleth-index-during-thyroidectomy-under-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Young Ju Won, Byung Gun Lim, Gwi Eun Yeo, Min Ki Lee, Dong Kyu Lee, Heezoo Kim, Il Ok Lee, Myoung Hoon Kong
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of surgical pleth index (SPI) for managing nociception-antinociception balance during general anesthesia with vasodilators, including nicardipine has not been demonstrated. We aimed to compare the time course during surgery in SPI values in patients receiving nicardipine or remifentanil infusion during thyroidectomy. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing thyroidectomy were randomly assigned to receive nicardipine (group N; n = 19) or remifentanil (group R; n = 21) along with induction (propofol, fentanyl, and rocuronium) and maintenance (50% desflurane/nitrous oxide in oxygen) anesthesia (goal bispectral index [BIS] ∼50)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159731/a-prospective-multicenter-single-blind-study-assessing-indices-of-snap-ii-versus-bis-vista-on-surgical-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
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Sergio D Bergese, Alberto A Uribe, Erika G Puente, R-Jay L Marcus, Randall J Krohn, Steven Docsa, Roy G Soto, Keith A Candiotti
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, anesthesiologists have relied on nonspecific subjective and objective physical signs to assess patients' comfort level and depth of anesthesia. Commercial development of electrical monitors, which use low- and high-frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, have been developed to enhance the assessment of patients' level of consciousness. Multiple studies have shown that monitoring patients' consciousness levels can help in reducing drug consumption, anesthesia-related adverse events, and recovery time...
February 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132007/ibobbly-mobile-health-intervention-for-suicide-prevention-in-australian-indigenous-youth-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joseph Tighe, Fiona Shand, Rebecca Ridani, Andrew Mackinnon, Nicole De La Mata, Helen Christensen
OBJECTIVES: Rates of youth suicide in Australian Indigenous communities are 4 times the national youth average and demand innovative interventions. Historical and persistent disadvantage is coupled with multiple barriers to help seeking. Mobile phone applications offer the opportunity to deliver therapeutic interventions directly to individuals in remote communities. The pilot study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-help mobile app (ibobbly) targeting suicidal ideation, depression, psychological distress and impulsivity among Indigenous youth in remote Australia...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127808/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-brief-interventions-to-reduce-drug-use-among-adults-in-a-low-income-urban-emergency-department-the-healthier-you-study
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Frederic C Blow, Maureen A Walton, Amy S B Bohnert, Rosalinda V Ignacio, Stephen Chermack, Rebecca M Cunningham, Brenda M Booth, Mark Ilgen, Kristen L Barry
AIMS: To examine efficacy of drug brief interventions (BIs) among adults presenting to a low income urban emergency department (ED). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial on drug use outcomes at 3-, 6-, and 12-months. Participants were assigned to 1) computer-delivered BI (Computer BI), 2) therapist-delivered, computer-guided BI (Therapist BI), or 3) enhanced usual care (EUC-ED) for drug-using adults. Participants were re-randomized after the 3-month assessment to either adapted motivational enhancement therapy (AMET) booster; or enhanced usual care booster (EUC-B)...
January 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101342/pharmacodynamic-analysis-of-target-controlled-infusion-of-propofol-in-patients-with-hepatic-insufficiency
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Jing-Ru Pan, Jun Cai, Shao-Li Zhou, Qian-Qian Zhu, Fei Huang, Yi-Han Zhang, Xin-Jin Chi, Zi-Qing Hei
The effect of liver dysfunction on target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol remains poorly documented. The pharmacodynamic performance of propofol TCI was evaluated in a cohort of Chinese patients with hepatic insufficiency. Fifty-three patients with hepatic insufficiency were enrolled in the current prospective, observational study. Anesthesia was induced with propofol via TCI to a plasma concentration of 3 µg/ml. Following loss of consciousness (LOC), fentanyl and cisatracurium were administered. Pharmacodynamic parameters were recorded during TCI, including time to LOC, bispectral index (BIS), heart rate (HR) and blood pressure...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099320/closed-loop-delivery-systems-versus-manually-controlled-administration-of-total-iv-anesthesia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Laura Pasin, Pasquale Nardelli, Margherita Pintaudi, Massimiliano Greco, Massimo Zambon, Luca Cabrini, Alberto Zangrillo
Bispectral Index Scale (BIS)-guided closed-loop delivery of anesthetics has been extensively studied. We performed a meta-analysis of all the randomized clinical trials comparing efficacy and performance between BIS-guided closed-loop delivery and manually controlled administration of total IV anesthesia. Scopus, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of clinical trials were searched for pertinent studies. Inclusion criteria were random allocation to treatment and closed-loop delivery systems versus manually controlled administration of total IV anesthesia in any surgical setting...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079825/the-utility-of-bispectral-index-monitoring-for-prevention-of-rocuronium-induced-withdrawal-movement-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Byung Gun Lim, Il Ok Lee, Young Sung Kim, Young Ju Won, Heezoo Kim, Myoung Hoon Kong
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine whether a deep hypnotic state with a bispectral index (BIS) value less than 40 could alleviate withdrawal movement (WM) upon rocuronium injection during anesthesia induction in children. METHODS: Finally, 135 healthy children (3-12 years) scheduled for minor elective surgery were studied. Without premedication, anesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium 5 mg/kg. Patients were randomized into 2 groups (control vs experimental) and then by virtue of rocuronium injection time, patients in the experimental group were allocated into 2 groups, as follows: in the control group (group C; n = 45), rocuronium 0...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078617/changes-in-the-first-postoperative-night-bispectral-index-of-patients-after-thyroidectomy-with-different-types-of-primary-anesthetic-management-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wen-Fei Tan, Zhi-Lin Wang, Hong Ma, Feng Jin, Huang-Wei Lu
Despite major advances in anesthesia management and developments in anesthetic agents, postoperative sleep disturbances remain dissatisfactory for many patients. We hypothesized that propofol might have a subtle influence on sleep after thyroidectomy compared to sevoflurane. A randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial was conducted at the First Hospital of China Medical University from October 2014 to October 2015. One hundred and twenty-four patients undergoing thyroidectomy were enrolled and received sevoflurane (sevoflurane group) or propofol (propofol group) as anesthesia maintenance...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040431/overshadowing-depends-on-cue-and-reinforcement-sensitivity-but-not-schizotypy
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Clare Pickett, Helen J Cassaday, Peter A Bibby
There is evidence for impaired selective learning mechanisms in individuals high in schizotypy. Overshadowing provides a direct test of selective learning based on cue salience and has previously been reported to be impaired in relation to schizotypy scores. The present study tested for overshadowing using food allergy and Lego construction task variants. Both variants used the same number of conditioned stimulus (CS) cues and the same number of learning trials. CS cues were trained in compound pairs or in isolation and overshadowing was subsequently tested on trials followed by negative versus positive outcomes...
March 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029508/new-bimetallic-dicyanidoargentate-i-based-coordination-compounds-synthesis-characterization-biological-activities-and-dna-bsa-binding-affinities
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Nesrin Korkmaz, Ali Aydın, Ahmet Karadağ, Yusuf Yanar, Yelis Maaşoğlu, Ertan Şahin, Şaban Tekin
Four compounds -two (2 and 3) completely new- of composition [Ni(edbea)Ag3(CN)5] (1), [Cu(edbea)Ag2(CN)4]·H2O (2), [Cd(edbea)Ag3(CN)5]·H2O (3) and [Cd(edbea)2] [Ag(CN)2]2·H2O (4) {edbea; 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis (ethylamine)}, were synthesized and characterized using elemental, FT-IR, X-Ray (4), thermal, variable temperature magnetic measurement (1 and 2) and biological techniques. The DNA/BSA binding affinities of 2 and 3 were evaluated by UV-Vis spectrophotometric titrations, ethidium bromide exchange experiments and electrophoretic mobility measurements...
October 23, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027088/feasibility-of-automated-propofol-sedation-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-pilot-study
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Cédrick Zaouter, Thomas M Hemmerling, Stefano Mion, Lionel Leroux, Alain Remy, Alexandre Ouattara
BACKGROUND: Recently, several trials have shown that closed-loop sedation is feasible. No study has used automated sedation in extremely frail patients, such as those scheduled for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We developed and tested a novel automated sedation system for this kind of population and surgery. The system integrates a decision support system that detects respiratory and hemodynamic events via smart alarms, which provide pertinent/related clinical suggestions and treatment options...
December 22, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017174/benefit-of-general-anesthesia-monitored-by-bispectral-index-compared-with-monitoring-guided-only-by-clinical-parameters-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Rogério Degrandi Oliveira, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Victor Moisés Nunes
BACKGROUND: The bispectral index parameter is used to guide the titration of general anesthesia; however, many studies have shown conflicting results regarding the benefits of bispectral index monitoring. The objective of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to evaluate the clinical impact of monitoring with the bispectral index parameter. METHODS: The search for evidence in scientific information sources was conducted during December 2013 to January 2015, the following primary databases: Medline/PubMed, LILACS, Cochrane, CINAHL, Ovid, SCOPUS and TESES...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002958/discovery-of-n-bis-4-methoxyphenyl-methyl-4-hydroxy-2-pyridazin-3-yl-pyrimidine-5-carboxamide-mk-8617-an-orally-active-pan-inhibitor-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-prolyl-hydroxylase-1-3-hif-phd1-3-for-the-treatment-of-anemia
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John S Debenham, Christina Madsen-Duggan, Matthew J Clements, Thomas F Walsh, Jeffrey T Kuethe, Mikhail Reibarkh, Scott P Salowe, Lisa M Sonatore, Richard Hajdu, James A Milligan, Denise M Visco, Dan Zhou, Russell B Lingham, Dominique Stickens, Julie A DeMartino, Xinchun Tong, Michael Wolff, Jianmei Pang, Randy R Miller, Edward C Sherer, Jeffrey J Hale
The discovery of novel 4-hydroxy-2-(heterocyclic)pyrimidine-5-carboxamide inhibitors of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylases (PHD) is described. These are potent, selective, orally bioavailable across several species, and active in stimulating erythropoiesis. Mouse and rat studies showed hematological changes with elevations of plasma EPO and circulating reticulocytes following single oral dose administration, while 4-week q.d. po administration in rat elevated hemoglobin levels. A major focus of the optimization process was to decrease the long half-life observed in higher species with early compounds...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967269/small-molecule-inhibitors-of-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-non-structural-protein-5a-ns5a-a-patent-review-2010-2015
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Yan A Ivanenkov, Vladimir A Aladinskiy, Nikolay A Bushkov, Andrey A Ayginin, Alexander G Majouga, Alexandre V Ivachtchenko
INTRODUCTION: Non-structural 5A (NS5A) protein has achieved a considerable attention as an attractive target for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV). A number of novel NS5A inhibitors have been reported to date. Several drugs having favorable ADME properties and mild side effects were launched into the pharmaceutical market. For instance, daclatasvir was launched in 2014, elbasvir is currently undergoing registration, ledipasvir was launched in 2014 as a fixed-dose combination with sofosbuvir (NS5B inhibitor)...
December 14, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900813/anesthesia-maintenance-with-induction-dose-only-sevoflurane-during-pediatric-ophthalmic-examination-comparison-with-standard-low-flow-technique-through-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Priyankar K Datta, Renu Sinha, Bikash Ranjan Ray, Venkateswaran Jambunathan, Riddhi Kundu
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is preferred for pediatric day care procedures. However, financial and environmental costs remain major limitations. Induction dose of sevoflurane could itself be sufficient for maintaining anesthesia with low fresh gas flow during short noninvasive procedures. METHODS: Fifty children, aged 1-5 years, scheduled for ophthalmic examination under anesthesia, were randomized into two groups. All children were induced with 8% sevoflurane in O2 : N2 O (40 : 60)...
February 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892808/self-reported-impulsivity-in-huntington-s-disease-patients-and-relationship-to-executive-dysfunction-and-reward-responsiveness
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Patricia L Johnson, Geoffrey F Potts, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, Cynthia R Cimino
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have directly investigated impulsivity in Huntington's disease (HD) despite known changes in dopaminergic and frontal functioning, changes that have been associated with impulsivity in other disorders and in the normal population. This study sought to further categorize impulsivity in HD through examining differences in self-reported impulsivity between community controls and HD patients, the relationship between executive dysfunction and impulsivity, and the relationship of a reward/punishment behavioral inhibition task in relation to these self-report measures...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871631/-benefit-of-general-anesthesia-monitored-by-bispectral-index-compared-with-monitoring-guided-only-by-clinical-parameters-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Carlos Rogério Degrandi Oliveira, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Victor Moisés Nunes
BACKGROUND: The bispectral index parameter is used to guide the titration of general anesthesia; however, many studies have shown conflicting results regarding the benefits of bispectral index monitoring. The objective of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to evaluate the clinical impact of monitoring with the bispectral index parameter. METHODS: The search for evidence in scientific information sources was conducted during December 2013 to January 2015, the following primary databases: Medline/PubMed, LILACS, Cochrane, CINAHL, Ovid, SCOPUS and TESES...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863809/efficacy-and-safety-of-tau-aggregation-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-with-mild-or-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-a-randomised-controlled-double-blind-parallel-arm-phase-3-trial
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Serge Gauthier, Howard H Feldman, Lon S Schneider, Gordon K Wilcock, Giovanni B Frisoni, Jiri H Hardlund, Hans J Moebius, Peter Bentham, Karin A Kook, Damon J Wischik, Bjoern O Schelter, Charles S Davis, Roger T Staff, Luc Bracoud, Kohkan Shamsi, John M D Storey, Charles R Harrington, Claude M Wischik
BACKGROUND: Leuco-methylthioninium bis(hydromethanesulfonate; LMTM), a stable reduced form of the methylthioninium moiety, acts as a selective inhibitor of tau protein aggregation both in vitro and in transgenic mouse models. Methylthioninium chloride has previously shown potential efficacy as monotherapy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. We aimed to determine whether LMTM was safe and effective in modifying disease progression in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease...
December 10, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798860/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-a-novel-therapeutic-weapon-against-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Christos Damaskos, Serena Valsami, Eleftherios Spartalis, Efstathios A Antoniou, Periklis Tomos, Stefanos Karamaroudis, Theofano Zoumpou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Konstantinos Stergios, Constantinos Michaelides, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Despina Perrea, Nikolaos Nikiteas, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is highly malignant, metastatic and recurrent, remaining generally incurable, and responsible for approximately 14% of all thyroid carcinoma-related deaths. MTC can metastasize to lymph nodes, trachea and distant organs, such as brain, lungs, liver and bones. MTC cells are resistant to chemotherapy and traditional external therapies are not showing definite clinical benefits. Scientists are trying to understand the molecular background of carcinogenesis and histone deacetylase (HDAC) seems to play a potential role to gene transcription...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790356/moderate-hypothermia-and-its-effects-in-reducing-the-applied-dose-of-anesthetics-for-patients-with-opium-dependence-in-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reza Jalaian Taghadomi, Ebrahim Golmakani, Kambiz Alizadeh, Behrooz Mottahedi, Ali Rahdari, Shima Sheybani
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of patients addicted to opium are experiencing awareness during coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) as a result of tolerance to anesthetics. OBJECTIVES: This research was primarily intended to determine the potential diminishing effects of moderate hypothermia on anesthetic dosage and recall of anesthesia during the procedure. METHODS: In this double-blind randomized controlled trial, a total of 80 CABG candidates with known addiction to opium were divided into two groups: one normothermic (N) and the other moderately hypothermic (H), both undergoing induction as well as close monitoring from September 2014 to January 2016...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
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