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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474804/use-of-fibers-in-childhood-constipation-treatment-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Patricia P Mello, Diego A Eifer, Elza D Mello
OBJECTIVE: To gather current evidence on the use of fiber for constipation treatment in pediatric patients. SOURCE OF DATA: Systematic review with meta-analysis of studies identified through Pubmed, Embase, LILACS and Cochrane databases published up to 2016. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials; patients aged between 1 and 18 years and diagnosed with functional constipation receiving or not drug treatment for constipation; articles published in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and German in journals accessible to the researchers...
February 20, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473839/sulphated-flavonoids-biosynthesis-structures-and-biological-activities
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Yanna C F Teles, Maria Sallett R Souza, Maria de Fátima Vanderlei de Souza
The great diversity of enzymatic reactions in plant secondary metabolism allows the continuous discovery of new natural compounds and derivatives. Flavonoids, for example, can be found as aglycone or as several sorts of glycosylated, acetylated, methylated, and sulphated derivatives. This review focuses on sulphated flavonoids, an uncommon group of flavonoid derivatives found in some plant families. This work presents a compilation of sulphated flavonoids and their natural sources reported in the literature...
February 23, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473429/a-safety-evaluation-of-budesonide-mmx-for-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Cristina Bezzio, Stefano Festa, Giulia Zerboni, Claudio Papi, Gianpiero Manes, Simone Saibeni
Budesonide belongs to low-bioavailability steroids class. A novel oral formulation of budesonide, which uses the Multi-Matrix System (MMX) for delivering drugs to the colon, is now available as a possible treatment of ulcerative colitis patients intolerant or not-responding to first-line therapy with 5-ASA. Areas covered: in this review we present information about the development and the use of budesonide MMX and we provide data about its mechanism of action as well as, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokynetics...
February 23, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473172/ceftriaxone-induced-drug-reaction-mimicking-acute-splenic-sequestration-crisis-in-a-child-with-hemoglobin-sc-disease
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Nancy L Van Buren, Jed B Gorlin, Robyn C Reed, Jerome L Gottschall, Stephen C Nelson
BACKGROUND: Acute splenic sequestration crisis is a complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) occurring when intrasplenic red blood cell (RBC) sickling prevents blood from leaving the spleen, causing acute splenic enlargement. Although typically seen in young children, it has been reported in older children with hemoglobin (Hb)SC disease, eventually resulting in functional asplenia. Ceftriaxone is a frequently used antibiotic of choice for children with SCD, because of its efficacy against invasive pneumococcal disease...
February 22, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472785/honey-single-food-stuff-comprises-many-drugs
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Shahid Ullah Khan, Syed Ishtiaq Anjum, Khaista Rahman, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Wasim Ullah Khan, Sajid Kamal, Baharullah Khattak, Ali Muhammad, Hikmat Ullah Khan
Honey is a natural food item produced by honey bees. Ancient civilizations considered honey as a God gifted prestigious product. Therefore, a huge literature is available regarding honey importance in almost all religions. Physically, honey is a viscous and jelly material having no specific color. Chemically, honey is a complex blend of many organic and inorganic compounds such as sugars, proteins, organic acids, pigments, minerals, and many other elements. Honey use as a therapeutic agent is as old as human civilization itself...
February 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471667/review-of-differentiated-approaches-to-antiretroviral-therapy-distribution
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Nicole Davis, Natasha Kanagat, Melissa Sharer, Sabrina Eagan, Jennifer Pearson, Ugochukwu Ugo Amanyeiwe
In response to global trends of maximizing the number of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), this review summarizes literature describing differentiated models of ART distribution at facility and community levels in order to highlight promising strategies and identify evidence gaps. Databases and gray literature were searched, yielding thirteen final articles on differentiated ART distribution models supporting stable adult patients. Of these, seven articles focused on distribution at facility level and six at community level...
February 22, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470248/role-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-literature-review
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Biagio Sassone, Gaetano Nucifora, Donato Mele, Cinzia Valzania, Giovanni Bisignani, Giuseppe Boriani
: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment in patients with symptomatic drug-refractory heart failure and broad QRS complex on the surface ECG. Despite the presence of either mechanical dyssynchrony or viable myocardium at the site where delivering left ventricular pacing being necessary conditions for a successful CRT, their direct assessment by techniques of cardiovascular imaging, though feasible, is not recommended in clinical practice by the current guidelines. Indeed, even though there is growing body of data providing evidence of the additional value of an image-based approach as compared with routine approach in improving response to CRT, these results should be confirmed in prospective and large multicentre trials before their impact on CRT guidelines is considered...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469716/associated-conditions-in-patients-with-multiple-dermatofibromas-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Surget V Beatrous, Ryan R Riahi, Stratton B Grisoli, Philip R Cohen
Dermatofibromas are benign, fibrohistiocytic, dermal tumors. Solitary dermatofibromas may be incidental findings, whereas multiple dermatofibromas may be associated with systemic conditions or previous therapies. Two women and one man with multiple dermatofibromas and an associated systemic condition, immunosuppression, or both, are described. Nine dermatofibromas developed in a woman with hypothyroidism, optic neuritis, and Arnold Chiari I malformation. Five dermatofibromas developed in a woman with breast cancer who had received several systemic antineoplastic therapies...
September 22, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469697/generalized-bullous-fixed-drug-eruption-imitating-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Victoria Mitre, Danielle S Applebaum, Yasser Albahrani, Sylvia Hsu
Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is defined as sharply demarcated erythematous patches or plaques that occur secondary to systemic exposure to a causative medication. Eruptions are deemed "fixed" because upon repeated exposure they recur at previously affected sites. Generalized bullous fixed drug eruption (GBFDE) is a rare FDE variant occurring in patients with a previous history of FDE. Given the extensive cutaneous involvement and the frequent mucosal ulcerations associated with GBFDE, it is challenging to discern these lesions from Steven-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)...
July 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469240/actual-versus-expected-doses-of-half-tablets-containing-prescribed-psychoactive-substances-a-systematic-review
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Jaqueline K Eserian, Márcia Lombardo, Jair R Chagas, José C F Galduróz
Objective: To assess through a systematic review of the literature if the practice of splitting tablets containing psychoactive/psychotropic medications for medical or economic reasons would result in the expected doses. Data Sources: A MEDLINE and PsycInfo comprehensive search of English-language publications from January 1999 to December 2015 was conducted using the terms describing tablet splitting (tablet splitting, split tablets, tablet subdivision, divided tablets, and half tablets) and psychoactive substances (psychoactive medicines, psychotropic medicines, antidepressants, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and antiparkinsonian agents)...
February 8, 2018: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468981/lenvatinib-in-the-therapy-of-aggressive-thyroid-cancer-state-of-the-art-and-new-perspectives-with-patents-recently-applied
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Silvia Martina Ferrari, Ilaria Ruffilli, Marco Centanni, Camilla Virili, Gabriele Materazzi, Magdalini Alexopoulou, Mario Miccoli, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lenvatinib is an oral, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR1-VEGFR3), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR1-FGFR4), platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)α, rearranged during transfection (RET), and v-kit (KIT) signaling networks implicated in tumor angiogenesis. METHOD: Here we review the scientific literature about lenvatinib in the treatment of thyroid cancer...
February 19, 2018: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468979/potentiation-of-warfarin-associated-with-salsalate-therapy-resulting-in-bleeding
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Joseph P Rindone, Chadwick K Mellen
BACKGROUND: Salsalate may offer many advantages over other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents in patients taking warfarin, however a drug-drug interaction may occur which has not been reported in the medical literature or by the manufacturer of salsalate. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of warfarin potentiation associated with salsalate treatment, which resulted in bleeding. METHODS: Clinical review of the course of a patient, who was stable on warfarin when salsalate therapy was added for chronic pain...
February 19, 2018: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468936/copd-as-an-endothelial-disorder-endothelial-injury-linking-lesions-in-the-lungs-and-other-organs-2017-grover-conference-series
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Francesca Polverino, Bartolome R Celli, Caroline A Owen
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic expiratory airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. COPD patients develop varying degrees of emphysema, small and large airway disease, and various co-morbidities. It has not been clear whether these co-morbidities share common underlying pathogenic processes with the pulmonary lesions. Early research into the pathogenesis of COPD focused on the contributions of injury to the extracellular matrix and pulmonary epithelial cells...
January 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466056/a-guide-to-follow-on-biologics-and-biosimilars-with-a-focus-on-insulin
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Richard Dolinar, Frank Lavernia, Steven Edelman
OBJECTIVE: Many healthcare providers in the U.S. are not familiar with follow-on biologics and biosimilars nor with their critical distinctions from standard generics. Our aim is to provide a detailed review of both, with a focus on insulins in the U.S. regulatory system. METHODS: Literature has been reviewed to provide information on various aspects of biosimilars and a follow-on biologic of insulin. This will include structure, efficacy, cost, switching, and legal issues...
February 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465438/the-evolving-role-of-percutaneous-ventricular-assist-devices-in-high-risk-cardiac-patients
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Ilan A Marcuschamer, Aryeh Abelow, Ran Kornowski
The Impella is a mechanical circulatory support device that supports ventricular function. Since 2008, when the first Impella device received Food and Drug Administration clearance, its use has become increasingly prevalent. A variety of Impella devices are available, and are differentiated by size, power, and insertion techniques. These versions of the Impella have been used in a multitude of clinical scenarios, both emergent and elective, including high-risk coronary interventions, acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, decompensated left and right heart failure, high-risk ventricular tachycardia ablations, and aortic valvuloplasty...
February 20, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465253/-nanocrystal-a-novel-approach-to-overcome-skin-barriers-for-improved-topical-drug-delivery
#16
Viral Patel, Om Prakash Sharma, Tejal Mehta
Skin is an important route of drug delivery for the treatment of various dermatological conditions. The advent of nanotechnology is paving the roadmaps for topical drug delivery by providing sustained release as well as maintaining a localized effect, outweighing the toxicity concern. Area Covered: This review highlighted the morphology of skin, its barrier nature as well as drug penetration pathways after topical application of formulations. The existing methods to improve topical drug delivery, by infringing or permeating the skin barriers, are discussed...
February 21, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464675/outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-in-a-suburban-tertiary-referral-centre-in-australia-over-10-years
#17
Wenlong Li, James Branley, Archana Sud
PURPOSE: Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is a widely accepted and safe therapeutic option for carefully selected patients. This study reviewed the practice of an OPAT service in a large Australian tertiary teaching hospital in Western Sydney over a 10-year period. METHOD: Data were retrieved from a prospectively maintained electronic database which included information on patient demographics, clinical diagnosis, microbiological identity, antimicrobial therapy, complications and readmissions...
February 20, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464656/non-invasive-management-options-for-erectile-dysfunction-when-a-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitor-fails
#18
REVIEW
Mary Lee, Roohollah Sharifi
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) are the drug of choice for medical management of erectile dysfunction (ED). On-demand PDE5Is have an overall efficacy of 60-70% for ED; 30-35% of patients fail to respond to a PDE5I, and 30-50% of non-responders can be salvaged with detailed counseling on proper use and physician follow-up to ensure that the patient has been prescribed an appropriate and full PDE5I clinical trial. True non-responders may be offered intracavernosal injections of erectogenic drugs, intraurethral alprostadil, or surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis...
February 20, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464550/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-drugs-in-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Nithya Srinivas, Kaitlyn Maffuid, Angela D M Kashuba
Despite contributing significantly to the burden of global disease, the translation of new treatment strategies for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) from animals to humans remains challenging, with a high attrition rate in the development of CNS drugs. The failure of clinical trials for CNS therapies can be partially explained by factors related to pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), such as lack of efficacy or improper selection of the initial dosage. A focused assessment is needed for CNS-acting drugs in first-in-human studies to identify the differences in PK/PD from animal models, as well as to choose the appropriate dose...
February 20, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464506/idiopathic-portal-hypertension-and-extrahepatic-portal-venous-obstruction
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REVIEW
Rajeev Khanna, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) and extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) are non-cirrhotic vascular causes of portal hypertension (PHT). Variceal bleed and splenomegaly are the commonest presentations. AIM: The present review is intended to provide the existing literature on etiopathogenesis, clinical profile, diagnosis, natural history and management of IPH and EHPVO. RESULTS: IPH and EHPVO are both characterized by normal hepatic venous pressure gradient, moderate to massive splenomegaly with preserved liver synthetic functions...
February 20, 2018: Hepatology International
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