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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031226/ectopic-vascularized-bone-formation-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-microtissues-in-a-biocomposite-scaffold
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Rajan Narayan, Tarun Agarwal, Debasish Mishra, Somnath Maji, Sujata Mohanty, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Tapas Kumar Maiti
Three-dimensional multicellular human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) are showing a great promise in the repair of bone tissue due to its osteogenic differentiation potential, mimicking in vivo microenvironment and immunomodulatory property. In the present study, the potential of hBM-MSC microtissues (MTs) in combination with a biocomposite material to form vascularized bone-like tissue at an ectopic site in an immunocompromised mouse was evaluated. The scaffold was fabricated using gelatin, carboxymethyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and nano-hydroxyapatite (GCnHP) by the freeze-drying method...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031206/inhibitory-effect-of-triperygium-wilfordii-polyglucoside-on-dipeptidyl-peptidase-i-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Jingjing Wang, Yi Chu, Xiaoying Zhou
BACKGROUD: Dipeptidyl peptidase I (DPPI), a lysosomal cysteine protease is derived from granule immune cells including mast cell, neutrophils, and toxicity T cells. DPPI can activate serine proteases by removal of dipeptides from N-termini of the pro-proteases, resulting in granule immune cells activation which involved in physiological or pathological responses. Triperygium Wilfordii Polyglucoside (TWP) is one of the traditional Chinese medicines, and commonly used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029305/large-scale-automated-sleep-staging
#3
Haoqi Sun, Jian Jia, Balaji Goparaju, Guang-Bin Huang, Olga Sourina, Matt Travis Bianchi, M Brandon Westover
Study Objectives: Automated sleep staging has been previously limited by a combination of clinical and physiological heterogeneity. Both factors are in principle addressable with large data sets that enable robust calibration. However, the impact of sample size remains uncertain. The objectives are to investigate the extent to which machine learning methods can approximate the performance of human scorers when supplied with sufficient training cases and to investigate how staging performance depends on the number of training patients, contextual information, model complexity, and imbalance between sleep stage proportions...
September 26, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027836/developing-macroindicators-of-palliative-care-development-in-africa-a-process-with-in-country-and-international-experts
#4
John Y Rhee, Eduardo Garralda, Eve Namisango, Emmanuel Luyirika, Liliana de Lima, Richard A Powell, Carlos Centeno
BACKGROUND: Indicators specific to the African context are important to measure palliative care (PC) development accurately. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process used to develop a set of PC macroindicators for Africa. DESIGN: Open-ended interviews on national PC development were conducted with five African Country Experts. Indicators were rated (1-4) by 14 Country Experts for validity and feasibility. An additional 11 interviews were conducted to ensure indicator saturation...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027826/dietary-advanced-glycated-end-products-and-medicines-influence-the-expression-of-sirt1-and-ddost-in-peripheral-mononuclear-cells-from-long-term-type-1-diabetes-patients
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Daniele P Santos-Bezerra, Adriana Machado-Lima, Maria Beatriz Monteiro, Sharon N Admoni, Ricardo V Perez, Cleide G Machado, Maria Heloíza Shimizu, Ana M Cavaleiro, Karina Thieme, Márcia S Queiroz, Ubiratan F Machado, Daniel Giannella-Neto, Marisa Passarelli, Maria Lúcia Corrêa-Giannella
Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was employed to quantify expression of two genes coding for advanced glycation end-product receptors [RAGE ( AGER) and AGER1 ( DDOST)] and of the gene coding the deacetylase SIRT1 ( SIRT1) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from type 1 diabetes patients without [Group A, n = 35; 28.5 (24-39) years old; median (interquartile interval)] or with at least one microvascular complication [Group B, n = 117; 34.5 (30-42) years old]; 31 healthy controls were also included. In a subgroup of 48 patients, daily advanced glycation end-products intake before blood collection was assessed...
October 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027762/fresh-noncultured-endothelial-progenitor-cells-improve-neonatal-lung-hyperoxia-induced-alveolar-injury
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Alexandra B Firsova, A Daniel Bird, Degu Abebe, Judy Ng, Richard Mollard, Timothy J Cole
Treatment of preterm human infants with high oxygen can result in disrupted lung alveolar and vascular development. Local or systemic administration of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is reported to remedy such disruption in animal models. In this study, the effects of both fresh (enriched for KDR) and cultured bone marrow (BM)-derived cell populations with EPC characteristics were examined following hyperoxia in neonatal mouse lungs. Intraperitoneal injection of fresh EPCs into five-day-old mice treated with 90% oxygen resulted in full recovery of hyperoxia-induced alveolar disruption by 56 days of age...
October 13, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027648/prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-with-the-chinese-herbal-medicine-tianqi-capsule-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bing Pang, Ying Zhang, Jing Liu, Li-Sha He, Yu-Jiao Zheng, Feng-Mei Lian, Xiao-Lin Tong
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of the rapid growth in incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a big challenge for clinicians. In China, many trials have indicated that Tianqi capsule, which contains several Chinese herbal medicines as part of a large healing system called traditional Chinese medicine, could decrease the incidence of T2DM. The review assessed the effectiveness of Tianqi capsule in prevention of T2DM. METHODS: Seven electronic databases were searched to identify eligible trials published from the inception of the databases up until May 1, 2017...
October 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027644/treatment-of-empty-sella-associated-with-visual-impairment-a-systematic-review-of-chiasmapexy-techniques
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Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Carmine Antonio Donofrio, Pietro Panni, Marco Losa, Pietro Mortini
PURPOSE: Chiasmapexy is a poorly described surgical procedure adopted to correct the downward displacement of suprasellar visual system (SVS) into an empty sella (ES) causing visual worsening. The aim of our study is to define the indications for extradural and intradural chiasmapexy. METHODS: A systematic literature review has been performed on MEDLINE database (US National Library of Medicine), including only articles that depicted cases of surgically treated patients affected by ES and progressive delayed visual worsening...
October 13, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027438/-meta-analysis-on-indirect-comparison-of-erigeron-breviscapus-injection-and-breviscapus-injection-in-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#9
Yu-Fang Zhang, Xi-Tong Ke, Bao-Cai Li, Cheng Xiang, Song Zhao
Erigeron breviscapus injection(DZXI) and Breviscapus injection(DZSI) are two popular injections in treatment of acute ischemic stroke in China. Both of them are manufactured from a same herbal medicine, E. breviscapus, but DZXI is an herbal extract(mixture) preparation and DZSI is a pure compound injection. This article was aimed to systemically evaluate and compare their efficacy and safety in treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The randomized controlled trials(RCTs) were collected for comparing DZXI and DZSI with Salvia miltiorrhiza injection(FDI) as the medium, and they were compared with indirect Meta-analysis(ITC)...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027421/-online-endpoint-detection-algorithm-for-blending-process-of-chinese-materia-medica
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Zhao-Zhou Lin, Chan Yang, Bing Xu, Xin-Yuan Shi, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Jing Fu, Yan-Jiang Qiao
Blending process, which is an essential part of the pharmaceutical preparation, has a direct influence on the homogeneity and stability of solid dosage forms. With the official release of Guidance for Industry PAT, online process analysis techniques have been more and more reported in the applications in blending process, but the research on endpoint detection algorithm is still in the initial stage. By progressively increasing the window size of moving block standard deviation (MBSD), a novel endpoint detection algorithm was proposed to extend the plain MBSD from off-line scenario to online scenario and used to determine the endpoint in the blending process of Chinese medicine dispensing granules...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027409/-developing-traditional-chinese-medicine-injection-is-the-need-for-curing-sickness-to-save-patients
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Ping He, Feng-Jie Li, Lian-da Li, Yi-Kui Li
Safety issues of traditional Chinese medicine injections has been heated debate. There are two diametrically opposed views: it should be used reasonable and developed healthily or be forbidden to use. Some people have many misunderstandings and prejudices about the safety of traditional Chinese medicine injections. Compared with western medicine,traditional Chinese medicine has its own particularity. Traditional Chinese medicine has complex components. Its research and clinical application is different from western medicine...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026997/a-systematic-review-of-integrative-clinical-trials-for-supportive-care-in-pediatric-oncology-a-report-from-the-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-t-cm-collaborative
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REVIEW
Andrea L Radossi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison, Caroline J Diorio, Raquel Similio, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Elena J Ladas
PURPOSE: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use in children with cancer is well established among high-income, upper middle-income, low-middle-income, and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC, respectively). In HIC, a developing body of evidence exists for several T&CM therapies; however, evidence in other income settings is less well described despite a significantly higher use when compared to reports from HIC. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for T&CM for a variety of supportive care indications among children with cancer...
October 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026970/determination-of-the-amount-of-ptosis-correction-in-levator-resection-surgery-for-pediatric-congenital-ptosis
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Chang Yeom Kim, Sang Yeul Lee
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to determine the amount of eyelid lift in levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis, especially when the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. We aim to introduce an objective and steady method with which to adjust eyelid height, and to identify other factors to be considered during surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study of 110 eyes from 78 patients who underwent levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026961/outcome-of-in-situ-septoplasty-and-extracorporeal-subtotal-septal-reconstruction-in-crooked-noses-a-randomized-self-controlled-study
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Sercan Gode, Murat Benzer, Mustafa Uslu, Isa Kaya, Rasit Midilli, Bulent Karci
IMPORTANCE: Severe dorsal deviations in crooked noses are treated by either in situ septoplasty with asymmetric spreader grafts (ISS) or extracorporeal subtotal septal reconstruction (ECS). To our knowledge, except one retrospective study, there is no other that compares the objective and subjective results of these two treatment modalities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic and functional outcomes of ECS and ISS in crooked noses. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This study was carried out on 40 patients (ISS in 20 patients and ECS in 20 patients) who underwent external rhinoplasty surgery due to crooked noses between May 2014 and January 2016...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026954/selective-extraction-and-determination-of-chlorogenic-acids-as-combined-quality-markers-in-herbal-medicines-using-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-based-on-a-mimic-template
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Wenhua Ji, Mingming Zhang, Huijiao Yan, Hengqiang Zhao, Yan Mu, Lanping Guo, Xiao Wang
We describe a solid-phase extraction adsorbent based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), prepared with use of a mimic template. The MIPs were used for the selective extraction and determination of three chlorogenic acids as combined quality markers for Lonicera japonica and Lianhua qingwen granules. The morphologies and surface groups of the MIPs were assessed by scanning electron microscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area analysis, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The adsorption isotherms, kinetics, and selectivity of the MIPs were systematically compared with those of non-molecularly imprinted polymers...
October 12, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026936/a-comparative-study-of-full-thickness-blepharotomy-versus-transconjunctival-eyelid-lengthening-in-the-correction-of-upper-eyelid-retraction-in-graves-orbitopathy
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Allan C Pieroni Gonçalves, Thiago Nogueira, Ana Carolina Arato Gonçalves, Luzia Diegues Silva, Suzana Matayoshi, Mário L R Monteiro
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to compare the outcome of full-thickness blepharotomy and transconjunctival eyelid lengthening in the correction of upper eyelid retraction (UER) in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO). METHODS: This is a prospective randomized interventional study. Following ophthalmic examination, determination of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI) and photography, 27 patients with UER were randomly assigned to either graded full-thickness blepharotomy (G1) or transconjunctival Müller muscle recession and graded disinsertion of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle (G2)...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026844/an-interprofessional-collaboration-between-medicine-and-pharmacy-schools-designing-and-evaluating-a-teaching-program-on-practical-prescribing
#17
Mohammad Reza Javadi, Mina Khezrian, Anahita Sadeghi, Seyed Hossein Hajimiri, Kaveh Eslami
OBJECTIVE: Medical students need proper education in drug prescription. The aim of the present study is to introduce a course that improves the students' prescribing skills and also promotes an interprofessional collaboration between medicine and pharmacy schools. METHODS: This study was done in a skill laboratory at the pharmacotherapy department of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The course was an 18-h interactive workshop in 3 days under the supervision of clinical pharmacists...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026646/binary-titanium-alloys-as-dental-implant-materials-a-review
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REVIEW
Xiaotian Liu, Shuyang Chen, James K H Tsoi, Jukka Pekka Matinlinna
Titanium (Ti) has been used for long in dentistry and medicine for implant purpose. During the years, not only the commercially pure Ti but also some alloys such as binary and tertiary Ti alloys were used. The aim of this review is to describe and compare the current literature on binary Ti alloys, including Ti-Zr, Ti-In, Ti-Ag, Ti-Cu, Ti-Au, Ti-Pd, Ti-Nb, Ti-Mn, Ti-Mo, Ti-Cr, Ti-Co, Ti-Sn, Ti-Ge and Ti-Ga, in particular to mechanical, chemical and biological parameters related to implant application. Literature was searched using the PubMed and Web of Science databases, as well as google without limiting the year, but with principle key terms such as ' Ti alloy', 'binary Ti ', 'Ti-X' (with X is the alloy element), 'dental implant' and 'medical implant'...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026602/re-phrasing-the-question-a-simple-tool-for-evaluation-of-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
T Engel, B Ungar, G Ben-Haim, N Levhar, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to medication in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a challenging problem which is often overlooked or under-estimated by the physician or denied by the patient. We aimed to examine if re-phrasing the wording of the question used by the physician could help in revealing more patients who are non-adherent, and for whom appropriate counseling may be instituted. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of IBD patients treated in a tertiary center was conducted...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026410/the-effect-of-reflexotherapy-and-massage-therapy-on-vital-signs-and-stress-before-coronary-angiography-an-open-label-clinical-trial
#20
Ali Khaledifar, Marzeih Nasiri, Borzoo Khaledifar, Arsalan Khaledifar, Ali Mokhtari
BACKGROUND: Complementary medicine interventions are now successfully used to reduce stress as well as to stabilize hemodynamic indices within different procedures. The present study aimed to examine the effect of massage therapy and reflexotherapy on reducing stress in patients before coronary angiography. METHODS: In this open-label clinical trial, 75 consecutive patients who were candidate for coronary angiography were randomly assigned to receive reflexotherapy (n = 25), or massage therapy (n = 25), or routine care (n = 25) before angiography...
March 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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