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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929199/sophorolipid-production-by-yeasts-a-critical-review-of-the-literature-and-suggestions-for-future-research
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REVIEW
Silke Claus, Inge N A Van Bogaert
Sophorolipids are well-known biosurfactants produced by yeasts, having potential applications ranging from nanomaterials, medicine, and cosmetics to large-volume applications such as cleaning and soil remediation. Because of their environmentally friendly nature, they attained much interest during the past decades as a sustainable and ecological alternative to petroleum-derived surfactants. Stronger yet, research activities and scientific publications on the topic are ever increasing. However, often these studies lack proper producer strain identification and detailed structural product characterization...
September 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903757/access-to-medicines-and-hepatitis-c-in-africa-can-tiered-pricing-and-voluntary-licencing-assure-universal-access-health-equity-and-fairness
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Yibeltal Assefa, Peter S Hill, Anar Ulikpan, Owain D Williams
BACKGROUND: The recent introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can significantly assist in the world reaching the international target of elimination by 2030. Yet, the challenge facing many individuals and countries today lies with their ability to access these treatments due to their relatively high prices. Gilead Sciences applies differential pricing and licensing strategies arguing that this provides fairer and more equitable access to these life-saving medicines...
September 13, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745208/thiazole-containing-heterocycles-with-cns-activity
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Priyanka Kalal, Divyani Gandhi, Prakash Prajapat, Shikha Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Thiazoles are promising scaffolds in the area of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and have accounted to show different pharmacophoric properties. For the last years, thiazole derivatives have focused too much attention to develop different new CNS active agents. It has been broadly used to generate diverse therapeutic agents against various CNS targets. Histamine H3 receptors are seriously involved in the pathophysiology of numerous disorders of the central nervous system...
July 24, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666440/do-medical-students-and-young-physicians-assess-reliably-their-self-efficacy-regarding-communication-skills-a-prospective-study-from-end-of-medical-school-until-end-of-internship
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Tore Gude, Arnstein Finset, Tor Anvik, Anders Bærheim, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad, Per Vaglum
BACKGROUND: This prospective study from end of medical school through internship investigates the course and possible change of self- reported self-efficacy in communication skills compared with observers' ratings of such skills in consultations with simulated patients. METHODS: Sixty-two medical students (43 females) from four Norwegian universities performed a videotaped consultation with a simulated patient immediately before medical school graduation (T1) and after internship (internal medicine, surgery and family medicine, half a year each - T2)...
June 30, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664306/axillary-advancement-suture-to-minimize-post-implantation-deformity-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
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Jun Ho Lee, Chi-Ho Yeo, Kyu-Jin Chung, Taegon Kim
Patients who have undergone implant-based breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy often complain about bulging on the upper flank or inferior axillary area. This is most likely because the subcutaneous tissue layer of the upper flank, which is continuous with the breast tissue, tends to show inferolateral drooping once the subcutaneous tissue becomes loose after eliminating the breast parenchyma. In addition, one of the weaknesses of implant surgery is that implants cannot completely replace the tissue removed during skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM)...
June 29, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478963/shoulder-and-elbow-pain-in-elementary-school-baseball-players-the%C3%A2-results-from-a-nation-wide-survey-in-japan
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Kenji Takagishi, Tetsuya Matsuura, Takashi Masatomi, Etsuo Chosa, Tsuyoshi Tajika, Mikihiko Watanabe, Tetsu Iwama, Toshiro Otani, Katsunori Inagaki, Hiroyasu Ikegami, Mitsuhiro Aoki, Ko Kato, Toru Okuwaki, Koichi Sairyo, Yasushi Kameyama, Akira Maeda, Moroe Beppu
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations on how to prevent baseball injuries in youths by the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, shoulder and elbow pain still frequently occurs in young baseball players. We conducted a questionnaire survey among baseball players at elementary schools across the country to understand the practice conditions of players, examining the risk factors of shoulder and elbow pain in baseball players. METHODS: The questionnaire survey was conducted among elementary school baseball players as members of the Baseball Federation of Japan in September 2015...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446504/feasibility-of-ultra-high-throughput-functional-screening-of-melanoma-biopsies-for-discovery-of-novel-cancer-drug-combinations
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Adam A Friedman, Yun Xia, Lorenzo Trippa, Long Phi Le, Vivien Igras, Dennie T Frederick, Jennifer A Wargo, Kenneth K Tanabe, Donald P Lawrence, Donna S Neuberg, Keith T Flaherty, David E Fisher
Purpose: Successful development of targeted therapy combinations for cancer patients depends on first discovering such combinations in predictive preclinical models. Stable cell lines and mouse xenograft models can have genetic and phenotypic drift and may take too long to generate to be useful as a personalized medicine tool.Experimental Design: To overcome these limitations, we have used a platform of ultra-high-throughput functional screening of primary biopsies preserving both cancer and stroma cell populations from melanoma patients to nominate such novel combinations from a library of thousands of drug combinations in a patient-specific manner within days of biopsy...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445217/why-health-insurance-matters-and-why-research-evidence-should-too
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Benjamin D Sommers
In the current debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), research evidence on the impact of the law and the effects of health insurance coverage in general is critical. Studies of health insurance expansion over the past decade have demonstrated that coverage expansions can produce significant reductions in mortality-particularly among minorities, those living in poorer areas, and those with chronic conditions potentially treatable with timely medical care. More recent studies of the ACA in particular demonstrate that the law has produced historically large reductions in the uninsured rate, with resulting improvements in access to care, perceived quality of care, and self-reported health...
September 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408135/the-missing-person-the-outcome-of-the-rule-based-totalitarianism-of-too-much-contemporary-healthcare
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Iona Heath
OBJECTIVES: Medicine has an obsession with scientific progress and a misplaced belief in the perfectibility of the human body and mind and, as a result, there seems never to be time for the necessary backward glance. If we in healthcare are to learn any of the lessons of history, it seems important that we pay attention to those who have suffered at the sharp end of historical events. METHODS AND RESULTS: This paper invokes thinkers and writers who lived lives scarred by totalitarian politics...
November 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392856/impact-of-physical-activity-in-cardiovascular-and-musculoskeletal-health-can-motion-be-medicine
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REVIEW
Gannon L Curtis, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Rafay Khan, Shervin Shaffiy, Ali Nadhim, Anil Bhave, Michael A Mont
Physical activity is a well-known therapeutic tool for various types of medical conditions, including vasculopathic diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Additionally, increased physical activity has been proposed as a therapy to improve musculoskeletal health; however, there are conflicting reports about physical activity potentially leading to degenerative musculoskeletal disease, especially osteoarthritis (OA). Additionally, although physical activity is known to have its benefits, it is unclear as to what amount of physical activity is the most advantageous...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341581/the-graham-jackson-memorial-lecture-issm-2016-the-man-who-knew-too-much-time-to-recognize-erectile-dysfunction-and-low-testosterone-as-independent-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Hackett
INTRODUCTION: Graham Jackson introduced the concept that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a marker for undiagnosed cardiovascular (CV) disease and future events. In the Princeton 3 guidelines, he recognized the important impact of testosterone deficiency (TD) on all-cause and CV mortality. Recent evidence suggests that testosterone therapy to target levels and for sufficient duration decreases CV events. Unfortunately, this had a modest impact on CV disease management because ED is not incorporated into current risk calculators...
March 21, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294098/come-on-using-intervention-mapping-to-help-healthy-pregnant-women-achieve-healthy-weight-gain
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Astrid Merkx, Marlein Ausems, Raymond de Vries, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze
OBJECTIVE: Gaining too much or too little weight in pregnancy (according to Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines) negatively affects both mother and child, but many women find it difficult to manage their gestational weight gain (GWG). Here we describe the use of the intervention mapping protocol to design 'Come On!', an intervention to promote adequate GWG among healthy pregnant women. DESIGN: We used the six steps of intervention mapping: (i) needs assessment; (ii) formulation of change objectives; (iii) selection of theory-based methods and practical strategies; (iv) development of the intervention programme; (v) development of an adoption and implementation plan; and (vi) development of an evaluation plan...
March 15, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289853/information-mismatch-cancer-risk-counseling-with-diverse-underserved-patients
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Galen Joseph, Rena J Pasick, Dean Schillinger, Judith Luce, Claudia Guerra, Janice Ka Yan Cheng
As genetics and genomics become part of mainstream Medicine, these advances have the potential to reduce or exacerbate health disparities. Gaps in effective communication (where all parties share the same meaning) are widely recognized as a major contributor to health disparities. The purpose of this study was to examine GC-patient communication in real time, to assess its effectiveness from the patient perspective, and then to pilot intervention strategies to improve the communication. We observed 64 English-, 35 Spanish- and 25 Chinese-speaking (n = 124) public hospital patients and 10 GCs in 170 GC appointments, and interviewed 49 patients who were offered testing using the audio recordings to stimulate recall and probe specific aspects of the communication...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152848/do-perceived-barriers-to-lung-cancer-screening-differ-between-attending-physicians-and-residents
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Laura Jones, Katie Marsh, M Patricia Rivera, Paul Molina, Dan Reuland, J Michael Bowling, Katherine Birchard, Susan Maygarden, Louise Henderson
192 Background: In February 2015, legislation went into effect requiring Medicare to cover lung cancer (LC) screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for high risk patients. Despite this, much debate and uncertainty exist among physicians about LC screening best practices. We aim to compare perceived barriers to LC screening between resident and attending physicians in Family and Internal Medicine, two departments selected for their high likelihood of seeing patients eligible for LC screening. METHODS: Between February and July of 2015, a 23 question Qualtrics survey was conducted among physicians and residents at a large academic hospital to assess knowledge and beliefs of LC screening...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131024/-too-much-medicine-insights-and-explanations-from-economic-theory-and-research
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Martin Hensher, John Tisdell, Craig Zimitat
Increasing attention has been paid in recent years to the problem of "too much medicine", whereby patients receive unnecessary investigations and treatments providing them with little or no benefit, but which expose them to risks of harm. Despite this phenomenon potentially constituting an inefficient use of health care resources, it has received limited direct attention from health economists. This paper considers "too much medicine" as a form of overconsumption, drawing on research from health economics, behavioural economics and ecological economics to identify possible explanations for and drivers of overconsumption...
January 18, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067744/resident-education-in-female-pelvic-medicine-and-reconstructive-surgery
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Katie Propst, Adam C Steinberg, David M O'Sullivan, Megan O Schimpf, Christine LaSala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether obstetrics and gynecology trainees feel satisfied with the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) education received in residency. METHODS: This is a survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents in the United States and Puerto Rico during the 2015-2016 academic year. The anonymous 29-question survey was approved by the Hartford HealthCare institutional review board. Responses were included only if the trainee had ever rotated on the FPMRS service...
July 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034950/statins-for-primary-prevention-in-people-with-a-10-10-year-cardiovascular-risk-too-much-medicine-too-soon
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Dharani Yerrakalva, Simon J Griffin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002724/too-much-of-a-good-thing-chronic-ifn-fuels-resistance-to-cancer-immunotherapy
#18
James L Reading, Sergio A Quezada
Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) is revolutionizing cancer medicine, yet the molecular basis of resistance remains unclear. In a recent issue of Cell, Benci et al. (2016) demonstrate that sustained interferon signaling is central to the development of PD-L1-dependent and -independent resistance to ICB.
December 20, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881558/the-american-heart-association-s-new-institute-for-precision-cardiovascular-medicine
#19
Steven R Houser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870086/health-care-for-nfl-players-upholding-physician-standards-and-enhancing-the-doctor-patient-relationship
#20
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Beginning my third year with the Kansas City Chiefs and being also a medical student at McGill University, I was at first a little reluctant to comment on Glenn Cohen et al.'s critique of the National Football League's structure involving player health and team doctors, but the opportunity to provide a perspective as both a football player and a medical student was too much to forgo. Because of my athletic and academic background, I am often asked what I think about injuries in professional sports and about the role of sports medicine physicians, and Cohen et al...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
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