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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036509/medication-usage-change-in-older-people-65-in-england-over-20-years-findings-from-cfas-i-and-cfas-ii
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L Gao, Ian Maidment, Fiona E Matthews, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne
Background: medical practice has changed over the last decades reflecting the ageing population, when multi-morbidity requiring multiple medications is more common. Objective: describe and quantify self-reported medicine use including both prescription and over the counter medicines in two comparable population-based studies of older people (65+) in England and to assess the nature and scale of polypharmacy. Methods: data used were from two separate population-based studies; the Cognitive Function Ageing Study I and II...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036309/chiral-analysis-of-methamphetamine-in-oral-fluid-samples-a-method-to-distinguish-licit-from-illicit-drug-use
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Damon Borg, Elizabeth Kolb, Cindy Lantigua, Richard Stripp
Methamphetamine (MAMP) is a popular illicit drug abused for its central nervous system stimulating effects. MAMP is also used therapeutically in the treatment of overeating disorders, narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, in over-the-counter (OTC) products to ease nasal congestion. MAMP exists in two enantiomeric forms, dextrorotary (d-MAMP) or levorotary (l-MAMP). The compounds are similar in chemical structure, simply differing in the orientation of functional groups around the asymmetric carbon. In part because of the availability of l-MAMP in OTC nasal inhalers, forensic guidelines require a sample to contain greater than 20% d-MAMP to consider illicit drug use when interpreting results...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036235/-medicaments-and-oral-healthcare-5-adverse-effects-of-medications-and-over-the-counter-drugs-on-teeth
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C de Baat, P G M A Zweers, C van Loveren, A Vissink
Intrinsic tooth discoloration may occur as an adverse effect of fluoride and tetracyclines. Extrinsic tooth discoloration may occur as superficial staining or as discoloration of the superficial pellicle and/or biofilm due to chlorhexidine, liquid iron salts, essential oils, some antibiotics and stannous fluoride. Inhibition of orthodontic tooth movement has been reported due to the use of prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors. If medications or over-the-counter drugs induce hyposalivation or contain much sucrose, caries may develop...
October 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035505/high-oxygen-reduction-reaction-performances-of-cathode-materials-combining-polyoxometalates-coordination-complexes-and-carboneous-supports
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Shuangshuang Zhang, Olivier Oms, Long Hao, Rongji Liu, Meng Wang, Yaqin Zhang, Hong-Yan He, Anne Dolbecq, Jerome Marrot, Bineta Keita, Linjie Zhi, Pierre Mialane, Bin Li, Guangjin Zhang
A series of carbonaceous-supported precious metal-free polyoxometalate (POM)-based composites which can be easily synthesized on a large scale has been shown to act as efficient cathode materials for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in neutral or basic media via a four-electron mechanism with high durability. Moreover, exploiting the versatility of the considered system, its activity has been optimized by the judicious choice of the 3d metals incorporated in the {(PW9)2M7} (M = Co, Ni) POM core, the POM counter-ions and the support (thermalized triazine-based frameworks (TTFs), fluorine-doped TTF (TTF-F), reduced graphene oxide or carbon Vulcan XC-72...
October 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032773/understanding-the-development-of-psychopathy-progress-and-challenges
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E Viding, E J McCrory
Psychopathy is an adult condition that incurs substantial societal and individual costs. Here we review neurocognitive and genetically informative studies that shed light on how and why this condition emerges. Children cannot present with psychopathy. However, the presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits can distinguish a group of children who are at elevated risk of psychopathy in adulthood. These children display diminished empathy and guilt and show attenuated brain activation to distress cues in others...
October 16, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031359/treatment-of-abnormalities-of-potassium-homeostasis-in-ckd
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Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Hyperkalemia, defined as serum potassium concentrations greater than 5.0 to 5.5 mEq/L, is a frequent occurrence in clinical practice because of the increasing incidence and prevalence of CKD. Patients at risk for this disorder are commonly treated with drugs that interfere in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, thereby enhancing the occurrence and prevalence of this disorder. Discontinuation of these drugs because of the development of hyperkalemia deprives these patients the renal-protective and cardiovascular benefits this class of pharmacology has been shown to provide...
September 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028858/approach-to-the-mature-cosmetic-patient-aging-gracefully
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Susan Weinkle, Michael Saco
<p>Aging gracefully has taken on a whole new meaning over the past few decades as new aesthetic treatments have been developed and are becoming more sophisticated by the day. The aging process, which is exacerbated by chronic UV exposure, results in dyspigmentation, loss of skin laxity, precancerous and cancerous skin lesions, fat loss and redistribution, and bone resorption. Laser and light devices can be used to treat dyspigmentation, while neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers can be used for rhytides and revolumization...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027561/influence-of-temperature-gradients-on-charge-transport-in-asymmetric-nanochannels
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Anne M Benneker, Hans David Wendt, Rob G H Lammertink, Jeffery A Wood
Charge selective asymmetric nanochannels are used for a variety of applications, such as nanofluidic sensing devices and energy conversion applications. In this paper, we numerically investigate the influence of an applied temperature difference over tapered nanochannels on the resulting charge transport and flow behavior. Using a temperature-dependent formulation of the coupled Poisson-Nernst-Planck and Navier-Stokes equations, various nanochannel geometries are investigated. Temperature has a large influence on the total ion transport, as the diffusivity of ions and viscosity of the solution are strongly affected by temperature...
October 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026532/origins-and-pathogenesis-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-associated-coronavirus-recent-advances
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Stephen A Goldstein, Susan R Weiss
Middle East respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been a significant research focus since its discovery in 2012. Since 2012, 2,040 cases and 712 deaths have been recorded (as of August 11, 2017), representing a strikingly high case fatality rate of 36%. Over the last several years, MERS-CoV research has progressed in several parallel and complementary directions. This review will focus on three particular areas: the origins and evolution of MERS-CoV, the challenges and achievements in the development of MERS-CoV animal models, and our understanding of how novel proteins unique to MERS-CoV counter the host immune response...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026504/loperamide-dependency-a-case-report
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Mehran Zarghami, Maryam Rezapour
BACKGROUND: Loperamide is used as an antidiarrheal drug and is available over-the-counter. It cannot pass the blood-brain barrier and it does not have a considerable abuse potential. It can lead to dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a 35-year-old man with a 13-year history of abusing opioids who had undergone detoxification for four times during this period. He underwent detoxification for using 200 mg loperamide daily with anticholinergic agents, clonidine, non-steroidal analgesics, and diazepam...
January 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025345/the-cosmetic-ingredient-review-program-expert-safety-assessments-of-cosmetic-ingredients-in-an-open-forum
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Ivan J Boyer, Wilma F Bergfeld, Bart Heldreth, Monice M Fiume, Lillian J Gill
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) is a nonprofit program to assess the safety of ingredients in personal care products in an open, unbiased, and expert manner. Cosmetic Ingredient Review was established in 1976 by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), with the support of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Cosmetic Ingredient Review remains the only scientific program in the world committed to the systematic, independent review of cosmetic ingredient safety in a public forum...
September 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023563/influence-of-platinum-harmonized-textile-on-neuromuscular-systemic-and-subjective-recovery
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Fridolin Zinke, Patrick Bakenecker, Daniel Hahn
The clothing manufacturer Venex Life-Science tracks the strategy to enhance recovery process through implementing platinum harmonized technology (PHT) into their Venex® Regeneration Wear. The proposed mechanisms of the regeneration wear are an increase of parasympathetic activity and an increase of the temperature due far-infrared radiation. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential effects of Venex regeneration wear on the recovery of neuromuscular, systemic and subjective parameters following exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023199/responses-of-low-and-high-compression-during-recovery-after-repeated-sprint-training-in-well-trained-handball-players
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Christoph Zinner, Maximilian Pelka, Alexander Ferrauti, Tim Meyer, Mark Pfeiffer, Billy Sperlich
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of wearing various levels of compression following repeated and exhausting sprint exercise on variables related to recovery. Twelve well-trained handball players performed three sessions of repeated and exhausting sprint exercise (30 × 30m). Directly after each session the participants wore tights extending from below the hip to the foot with either 0, 10, or 25 mm Hg of compression onto the thigh and calf muscles. 48 h after the training session all participants performed 5 × 30m sprints and counter movement jumps...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019867/the-effects-of-various-weighted-implements-on-baseball-swing-kinematics-in-collegiate-baseball-players
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Charles C Williams, Jacob R Gdovin, Samuel J Wilson, Vanessa L Cazas-Moreno, John D Eason, Elizabeth L Hoke, Charles R Allen, Chip Wade, John C Garner
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of different warm-up (WU) devices on bat swing parameters including maximal resultant velocity (MRV), resultant velocity at ball contact (RVBC), time difference between MRV and RVBC, bat angle at MRV, bat angle at RVBC, and perceptual differences (PD) of each WU implement utilized by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-I baseball players. Fifteen varsity baseball players completed one experimental session during fall training. Retro-reflective markers were placed on the bat and tee to measure basic bat kinematics during the swing...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018456/virtual-plants-need-water-too-functional-structural-root-system-models-in-the-context-of-drought-tolerance-breeding
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Adama Ndour, Vincent Vadez, Christophe Pradal, Mikaël Lucas
Developing a sustainable agricultural model is one of the great challenges of the coming years. The agricultural practices inherited from the Green Revolution of the 1960s show their limits today, and new paradigms need to be explored to counter rising issues such as the multiplication of climate-change related drought episodes. Two such new paradigms are the use of functional-structural plant models to complement and rationalize breeding approaches and a renewed focus on root systems as untapped sources of plant amelioration...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017755/self-medication-and-non-prescription-drug-counseling-illustrating-profession-uncertainty-within-turkish-pharmacy-practice
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Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Bilge Sozen-Sahne, Elif Ulutas-Deniz, Selen Yegenoglu
BACKGROUND: Recommending effective minor ailment treatments and using non-prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is a pharmacist's duty. Although common in most European countries, self-medication counseling practices may differ from country to country. OBJECTIVES: This study explored Turkish community pharmacists' attitudes concerning the present self-medication market, professional responsibilities toward patients' self-care, and the usefulness of e-learning for patients' counseling education...
September 29, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017160/role-of-molecular-biology-in-diagnosis-and-characterization-of-vulvo-vaginitis-in-clinical-practice
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Gilbert G G Donders, Jacques Ravel, Beatrice Vitali, Mihai G Netea, Andres Salumets, Magnus Unemo
The diagnosis of vulvo-vaginal complaints has always been enigmatic in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients with clear, pathognomonic symptoms end up with a proper diagnosis and treatment most of the time, but unfortunately we are now living in a world where women reach out to the Internet and readily get all information as to which disease their symptoms correspond to and also find the appropriate treatment "over-the-counter." Because of this trend, we as specialists are increasingly confronted with patients with complex and combined conditions...
October 10, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993976/boric-acid-and-commercial-organoboron-products-as-inhibitors-of-drug-resistant-candida-albicans
#18
Bryan Larsen, Marija Petrovic, Francesco DeSeta
Clinical use of boric acid as a topical antifungal in women who have failed standard antifungal therapy with azole drugs has been used sporadically for decades. Our previous in vitro work showing inhibition of Candida albicans growth was conducted on clinical isolates without antifungal drug susceptibility profiling. Here, we report that boric acid restricts growth of drug-resistant Candida albicans and inhibits hyphal growth and diminishes cell volume. The availability of over-the-counter organoboron compounds intended for use as oral nutritional supplements led us to determine if these also were inhibitory toward resistant Candida and show here that they also possess antifungal activity...
October 9, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991940/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-often-missed-in-primary-care
#19
Adrienne A Williams
DeSean W, a 47-year-old man, returned to his primary care clinic with a new complaint of epigastric burning that had been bothering him for the past 4 months. He had tried several over-the-counter remedies, which provided no relief. He also remained concerned--despite assurances to the contrary at previous clinic visits--that he had contracted a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) after going to a bar one night 4 to 5 months ago. At 2 other clinic visits since that time, STD test results were negative. At this current visit, symptoms and details of sexual history were unchanged since the last visit, with the exception of the epigastric pain...
October 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991203/pharmacy-practice-and-education-in-the-czech-republic
#20
Petr Nachtigal, Tomáš Šimůnek, Jeffrey Atkinson
The PHARMINE ("Pharmacy Education in Europe") project studied the organisation of pharmacy education, practice and legislation in the European Union (EU) with the objectives of evaluating to what degree harmonisation had taken place with the EU, and producing documents on each individual EU member state. Part of this work was in the form of a survey of pharmacy education, practice, and legislation in the various member states. We will publish the individual member state surveys as reference documents. This paper presents the results of the PHARMINE survey on pharmacy education, training, and practice in the Czech Republic...
October 9, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
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