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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148981/walnut-leaf-extract-acts-as-a-fertility-agent-in-male-wistar-albino-rats-a-search-for-herbal-male-fertility-enhancer
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Seun F Akomolafe, Ganiyu Oboh
Background Walnut leaf is one of the many medicinal plants used in folklore as male fertility enhancers. The present work was therefore undertaken with an aim to scientifically validate this claim. As such, we evaluated the effect of the aqueous extract from walnut leaves on biomolecules related to fertility in adult male rats and its mode of action as fertility-enhancing agent. Methods Twenty-five rats were randomly divided into five groups of five animals each; Group 1 served as control and received normal (0...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143676/the-future-of-viral-hepatitis-testing-innovations-in-testing-technologies-and-approaches
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REVIEW
Rosanna W Peeling, Debrah I Boeras, Francesco Marinucci, Philippa Easterbrook
A large burden of undiagnosed hepatitis virus cases remains globally. Despite the 257 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, and 71 million with chronic viraemic HCV infection, most people with hepatitis remain unaware of their infection. Advances in rapid detection technology have created new opportunities for enhancing access to testing and care, as well as monitoring of treatment. This article examines a range of other technological innovations that can be leveraged to provide more affordable and simplified approaches to testing for HBV and HCV infection and monitoring of treatment response...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142455/large-volume-paracentesis-up-to-27-l-with-adjuvant-vaginal-cabergoline-in-the-case-of-severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-with-successful-pregnancy-outcome-a-case-report
#3
Nupur Agarwal, Sanghamitra Ghosh, Shikha Bathwal, Baidyanath Chakravarty
Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially life-threatening complication of assisted reproductive technology. Herein, we report the case of an infertile couple, with the husband being azoospermic, who underwent in-vitro fertilisation and intracytoplasmic sperm injection at our institute. The woman presented with late OHSS 7 days after embryo transfer. Inpatient management was performed with intensive surveillance. Oral cabergoline was started prophylactically but was replaced by the vaginal route due to intolerance...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141929/septic-arthritis-of-knee-joint-due-to-parvimonas-micra
#4
Moni Roy, Ashish Kumar Roy, Sharjeel Ahmad
Parvimonas species are anaerobic, Gram-positive cocci that are a constituent of normal oral and gastrointestinal flora. We present a case of right knee joint septic arthritis due to Parvimonas micra in an immunocompromised patient. A 61-year-old male renal and pancreatic transplant recipient on immunosuppressive therapy was admitted to our hospital due to intense pain, joint swelling and inability to move his right knee over the past 9 months. After synovial fluid was drawn, cultures were positive for P. micra, an anaerobic pathogen that is part of the flora of the oral cavity...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141534/characterization-methods-for-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-sln-and-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-nlc
#5
Velichka Andonova, Petya Peneva
BACKGROUND: Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and the next generation of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) seem to be a very promising alternative to other colloidal carriers such as liposomes, microemulsions, and polymeric nanoparticles. These combine the advantages of the cited nanocarriers and can improve the dissolution rate in biological fluids, increase the drug absorption, improve the tissue distribution in the target organ, enhance the drug bioavailability and ensure controlled drug release...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140478/comparison-of-cocaine-crack-biomarkers-concentrations-in-oral-fluid-urine-and-plasma-simultaneously-collected-from-drug-users
#6
Taís Regina Fiorentin, Juliana Nichterwitz Scherer, Marcelo Caetano Alexandre Marcelo, Tanara Rosângela Vieira Sousa, Flavio Pechansky, Marco Flôres Ferrão, Renata Pereira Limberger
The use of oral fluid (OF) as an alternative specimen for drug analysis has become very popular in forensic toxicology. Many clinical studies have evaluated the correlations between concentrations of cocaine and its metabolites in OF and other matrices, but results have shown high variability. In addition, there are no data available regarding the correlations between biomarkers of crack-cocaine use in different matrices. This study evaluated the relationship between concentrations of cocaine/crack-cocaine biomarkers in OF, urine and plasma samples collected from cocaine users...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140306/chitosan-spray-dried-microparticles-for-controlled-delivery-of-venlafaxine-hydrochloride
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Inmaculada Aranaz, Ines Paños, Carlos Peniche, Ángeles Heras, Niuris Acosta
Venlafaxine controlled drug delivery systems using different matrixes have been tested to reduce undesirable side effects in the treatment of depression. The legal status of chitosan (Cs) in Pharmacy has dramatically improved after its acceptance as excipient in several Pharmacopeias and, therefore, there is great interest in pharmaceutical formulations based on this polymer. In this paper, chitosan microcapsules cross-linked with sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) for oral delivery of venlafaxine were formulated using the spray drying technique...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138601/zinc-phosphate-as-a-definitive-cement-for-implant-supported-crowns-and-fixed-dentures
#8
Dennis Flanagan
Implant-supported dental prostheses can be retained by a screw or cement. Implant-supported fixed partial dentures have a passive fit. A passive fit means there is an internal gap between the abutment surface and the intaglio of the retainer to insure that there is no lateral pressure on the supporting implants or friction upon seating of the prosthesis. This gap is filled with cement for retention of the prosthesis. Any lateral pressure may cause marginal bone loss or periimplantitis. Also, there is usually a microscopic gap at the margin of a crown retainer that exposes the cement to oral fluids...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135651/comparison-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-single-dose-tenofovir-vaginal-film-and-gel-formulation-fame-05
#9
Jennifer A Robinson, Mark A Marzinke, Edward J Fuchs, Rahul P Bakshi, Hans M L Spiegel, Jenell S Coleman, Lisa C Rohan, Craig W Hendrix
OBJECTIVE: While pre-exposure prophylaxis with oral tenofovir (TFV) disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine reduces HIV acquisition rates, poor adherence to and acceptability of daily vaginal gels has led to development of vaginal film formulations to improve adherence and, potentially, enable episodic use. STUDY DESIGN: In this two-arm, cross-over study of a fast-dissolving tenofovir film (40 mg) compared to a previously studied semisolid tenofovir 1% gel (40 mg), 10 healthy women received a single vaginal dose of each study product...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134827/serum-plasma-and-saliva-biomarkers-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#10
Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes, Ana Carolina de Carvalho, Matias Eliseo Melendez, André Lopes Carvalho
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) encompasses tumors arising from several locations (oral and nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, pharynx, and larynx) and currently stands as the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The most important risk factors identified so far are tobacco and alcohol consumption, and, for a subgroup of HNSCCs, infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite several improvements in the treatment of these tumors in the last decades, overall survival rates have only improved marginally, mainly due to the advanced clinical stage at diagnosis and the high rates of treatment failure associated with this late diagnosis...
November 14, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132842/-a-comparison-of-post-surgical-plasma-glucose-levels-in-patients-on-fluids-with-different-glucose-concentrations
#11
Isabel Martínez Carapeto, José Domingo López Castilla, Reyes Fresneda Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: To compare plasma glucose levels and incidence of hyperglycaemia in the post-operative period after general surgery using fluids with different glucose. METHODOLOGY: A randomised, open-label, non-blind, clinical trial was conducted on patients admitted to Paediatric Intensive Care Unit after elective surgery. The inclusion criteria were from 6 months to 14 years of age, with a weight greater than 6kg, onset glucose level >60mg/dL, and a signed informed consent, with no oral intake and maintenance intravenous fluid therapy using fluids with 3...
November 11, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130606/oral-administration-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-cjlp133-and-cjlp243-alleviates-birch-pollen-induced-allergic-rhinitis-in-mice
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S-P Choi, H-N Oh, C-Y Choi, H Ahn, H S Yun, Y M Chung, B Kim, S J Lee, T Chun
AIMS: In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of selected probiotics in a mouse model of birch pollen (BP)-induced allergic rhinitis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Oral administration of lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 ameliorated the symptoms of BP-induced allergic rhinitis by reducing airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), and both the histological scores and the number of infiltrated cells in the nasal cavities and lungs. Compared with those from vehicle-treated mice, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and draining lymph node samples from CJLP133 and CJLP243-administrated mice showed diminished numbers of immune cells, increased secretion of a Th1-type cytokine (IFN-γ), and decreased production of Th2-type cytokines (IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13)...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
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Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127125/vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-bacteraemia-as-a-complication-of-kayexalate-sodium-polystyrene-sulfonate-sps-in-sorbitol-induced-ischaemic-colitis
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Roberto Christian Cerrud-Rodriguez, Diego Alcaraz-Alvarez, Brian Bobby Chiong, Abdurhman Ahmed
We present the case report of an 80-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease stage G5 admitted to the hospital with fluid overload and hyperkalaemia. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS, Kayexalate) in sorbitol suspension was given orally to treat her hyperkalaemia, which precipitated an episode of SPS in sorbitol-induced ischaemic colitis with the subsequent complication of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bacteraemia. SPS (Kayexalate) in sorbitol suspension has been implicated in the development of intestinal necrosis...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126906/development-and-characterization-of-an-organic-solvent-free-proliposomal-formulation-of-busulfan-using-quality-by-design-approach
#15
Dhawal Chobisa, Ketan Patel, Jasmin Monpara, Mayank Patel, Pradeep Vavia
Parenteral administration of Busulfan (BU) conquers the bioavailability and biovariability related issues of oral BU by maintaining the plasma drug concentration in therapeutic range with minimal fluctuations thereby significantly reducing the side effects. Busulfex(®) is the only commercially available parenteral formulation of BU composed of organic solvents N, N-dimethylacetamide and polyethylene glycol 400. Since, BU is highly susceptible to hydrolytic degradation; Busulfex(®) has poor physical and chemical stability in IV fluids...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126424/salivary-ph-calcium-phosphorus-and-selected-enzymes-in-healthy-dogs-a-pilot-study
#16
Ilaria Iacopetti, Anna Perazzi, Tamara Badon, Silvia Bedin, Barbara Contiero, Rebecca Ricci
BACKGROUND: Saliva in dogs, as in humans, is a complex fluid secreted by different salivary glands in the oral cavity to protect the oral mucosa and teeth. The use of saliva as a substitute for blood in diagnosing and prognosticating disease in humans is widely accepted. Salivary biochemistry has also been used as a marker for periodontal disease in humans. No studies have as yet investigated the relation between salivary biochemistry and periodontal disease in dogs, however; neither has the salivary composition of healthy dogs with no oral disease been assessed...
November 10, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124978/sustained-release-solid-dispersion-of-pelubiprofen-using-the-blended-mixture-of-aminoclay-and-ph-independent-polymers-preparation-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-characterization
#17
Yeo-Song Lee, Jae Guen Song, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyo-Kyung Han
The present study aimed to develop the sustained-release oral dosage form of pelubiprofen (PEL) by using the blended mixture of 3-aminopropyl functionalized-magnesium phyllosilicate (aminoclay) and pH-independent polymers. The sustained-release solid dispersion (SRSD) was prepared by the solvent evaporation method and the optimal composition of SRSD was determined as the weight ratio of drug: Eudragit® RL PO: Eudragit® RS PO of 1:1:2 in the presence of 1% of aminoclay (SRSD(F6)). The dissolution profiles of SRSD(F6) were examined at different pHs and in the simulated intestinal fluids...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124108/an-8-week-open-label-dose-finding-study-of-nimodipine-for-the-treatment-of-progranulin-insufficiency-from-grn-gene-mutations
#18
Sharon J Sha, Zachary A Miller, Sang-Won Min, Yungui Zhou, Jesse Brown, Laura L Mitic, Anna Karydas, Mary Koestler, Richard Tsai, Chiara Corbetta-Rastelli, Sophie Lin, Emma Hare, Scott Fields, Kirsten E Fleischmann, Ryan Powers, Ryan Fitch, Lauren Herl Martens, Mehrdad Shamloo, Anne M Fagan, Robert V Farese, Rodney Pearlman, William Seeley, Bruce L Miller, Li Gan, Adam L Boxer
Introduction: Frontotemporal lobar degeneration-causing mutations in the progranulin (GRN) gene reduce progranulin protein (PGRN) levels, suggesting that restoring PGRN in mutation carriers may be therapeutic. Nimodipine, a Food and Drug Administration-approved blood-brain barrier-penetrant calcium channel blocker, increased PGRN levels in PGRN-deficient murine models. We sought to assess safety and tolerability of oral nimodipine in human GRN mutation carriers. Methods: We performed an open-label, 8-week, dose-finding, phase 1 clinical trial in eight GRN mutation carriers to assess the safety and tolerability of nimodipine and assayed fluid and radiologic markers to investigate therapeutic endpoints...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124059/evaluation-of-three-hydration-strategies-in-detection-dogs-working-in-a-hot-environment
#19
Cynthia M Otto, Elizabeth Hare, Jess L Nord, Shannon M Palermo, Kathleen M Kelsey, Tracy A Darling, Kasey Schmidt, Destiny Coleman
Physical activity in hot environments can increase the risk of heat stress or heat stroke in dogs. Heat tolerance is influenced by acclimatization to the environment, physical fitness, and hydration state. Three common strategies to promote hydration in working dogs are free access to water (W), oral electrolyte solutions (OESs), and administration of subcutaneous fluids (SQs). None of these methods have been compared for safety or efficacy in a working environment. In a cross-over design, seven vehicle-screening canines were randomly assigned to each of the three hydration strategies during working shifts at the Sarita, TX checkpoint...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123909/basi-parallel-anatomical-scanning-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-of-the-basilar-artery-a-case-report
#20
Akitaka Yamamoto, Yukinari Omori, Akihiro Shindo, Hiroshi Imai, Hidenori Suzuki
Case: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an increasingly recognized and important cause of thunderclap headache. Delays in diagnosis may cause deterioration of symptoms and concomitant unnecessary investigations. However, the diagnosis of RCVS in the acute stage remains difficult.A 41-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department for severe, recurrent occipital headaches. The results of initial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid analysis were normal...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
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