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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053896/quality-and-reporting-of-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-dystonia
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Gertrúd Tamás, Catarina Abrantes, Anabela Valadas, Péter Radics, Alberto Albanese, Marina A J Tijssen, Joaquim J Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The quality of clinical practice guidelines on dystonia has not yet been assessed. Our aim was to appraise the methodological quality of guidelines worldwide and analyze the consistency of their recommendations. METHODS: We searched for clinical practice guidelines on dystonia diagnosis/treatment in the National Guideline Clearinghouse, PubMed, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Guidelines International Network and Web of Science databases...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053142/resolution-of-inflammation-and-sepsis-survival-are-improved-by-dietary-%C3%AE-3-fatty-acids
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Andreas Körner, Martin Schlegel, Julia Theurer, Hannes Frohnmeyer, Michael Adolph, Marieke Heijink, Martin Giera, Peter Rosenberger, Valbona Mirakaj
Critical conditions such as sepsis following infection or traumatic injury disturb the complex state of homeostasis that may lead to uncontrolled inflammation resulting in organ failure, shock and death. They are associated with endogenous mediators that control the onset of acute inflammatory response, but the central problem remains the complete resolution of inflammation. Omega-3 enriched lipid emulsions (Ω-3(+) LEs) were used in experimental studies and clinical trials to establish homeostasis, yet with little understanding about their role on the resolution of inflammation and tissue regeneration...
October 20, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053134/-conversion-ratio-between-different-botulinum-neuroprotein-product-in-neurological-practice
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O R Orlova, S L Timerbaeva, S E Khatkova, E V Kostenko, D A Krasavina, D V Zakharov
Despite nearly 30 years of experience in the application of botulinum toxin type A (BTA) in clinical practice, many fundamental questions of therapy remain valid. There are 5 botulinum toxin type A used for neurological indications in the Russian Federation in 2017. They contain different number of active neuroprotein (150 kDa) in a therapeutic dose of the drug that may have a potential impact on the efficacy and duration of action. The current SmPC of each BTA stated that the unit of activity is unique and can not be compared with any other BTA...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053103/ultrasound-functional-imaging-in-an-i-ex-vivo-i-beating-porcine-heart-platform
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Niels J Petterson, Louis S Fixsen, Marcel C M Rutten, Nico H J Pijls, Frans N van de Vosse, Richard G P Lopata
In recent years, novel ultrasound functional imaging (UFI) techniques have been introduced to assess cardiac function by measuring, e.g., cardiac output (CO) and/or myocardial strain. Verification and reproducibility assessment in a realistic setting remain major issues. Simulations and phantoms are often unrealistic, whereas in vivo measurements often lack crucial hemodynamic parameters or ground truth data, or suffer from the large physiological and clinical variation between patients when attempting clinical validation...
October 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052224/opiate-prescribing-in-hospitalized-older-adults-patterns-and-outcomes
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Sutapa Maiti, Liron Sinvani, Michele Pisano, Andrzej Kozikowski, Vidhi Patel, Meredith Akerman, Karishma Patel, Christopher Smilios, Christian Nouryan, Guang Qiu, Renee Pekmezaris, Gisele Wolf-Klein
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Whereas opiate prescribing patterns have been well described in outpatient and emergency department settings, they have been less defined in hospitalized older adults. The objective was to describe patterns of opiate prescribing and associated outcomes in hospitalized older adults. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care facility. PARTICIPANTS: Hospitalized medical patients aged 65 and older (N = 9,245; mean age 80...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052219/pharmacogenomic-discovery-to-function-and-mechanism-breast-cancer-as-a-case-study
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Liewei Wang, James Ingle, Richard Weinshilboum
Biomedical research is undergoing rapid change, with the development of a series of analytical omics techniques that are capable of generating Biomedical Big Data. These developments provide an unprecedented opportunity to gain novel insight into disease pathophysiology and mechanisms of drug action and response-but they also present significant challenges. Pharmacogenomics is a discipline within Clinical Pharmacology that has been at the forefront in defining, taking advantage of and dealing with the opportunities and challenges of this aspect of the Post-Genome Project world...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051123/knowledge-behavior-and-attitudes-of-dental-practitioners-towards-photodynamic-therapy-use-in-dental-practice
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Fahim Vohra, Ishfaq A Bukhari, Saeed A Sheikh, Refal Albaijan, Abdul Hakeem Qureshi, Zaeem Arif, Zohaib Akram
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess knowledge, behavior and attitudes of dental practitioners (DPs) towards photodynamic therapy (PDT) in dental clinical practice. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed and a 13-item survey questionnaire was given to DPs practicing in 13 different teaching hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan. Questions were aimed at exploring the knowledge of DPs regarding PDT and their attitude towards PDT and perceptions that may influence clinical practices...
October 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051080/antiviral-activity-of-fenretinide-against-zika-virus
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Jared D Pitts, Pi-Chun Li, Melissanne de Wispelaere, Priscilla L Yang
The rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) in recent years has highlighted the severe diseases associated with ZIKV infection, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and microcephaly in newborns. Yet, no vaccines or antivirals currently exist to prevent or treat ZIKV infection. We and others have previously identified N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) retinamide (fenretinide or 4-HPR) as an antiviral compound that inhibits dengue virus 2 (DV2) and other flaviviruses by limiting the steady-state accumulation of viral RNA. Here we show that 4-HPR potently inhibits Zika virus (ZIKV) in mammalian cell culture and significantly reduces both serum viremia and brain viral burden in a murine model of ZIKV infection...
October 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050820/gabab-receptor-modulation-to-b-or-not-to-be-b-a-pro-cognitive-medicine
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REVIEW
Jordi Serrats, Mark Oliver Cunningham, Ceri Hywel Davies
Metabotropic GABAB receptors clearly modify cognitive performance in preclinical animal models, yet translation to treating human disease has been elusive. Compared to their ionotropic GABAA receptor counterpart GABAB receptors not only regulate postsynaptic excitability but also regulate diverse synaptic inputs by presynaptically inhibiting neurotransmitter release. As such, the choice of agonist, antagonist, -ve or +ve modulator as well as CNS exposure level, timing of delivery and longevity of action strongly influence the probability of unlocking the procognitive potential of GABAB receptors in human disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050749/impact-of-reduced-tigecycline-susceptibility-on-clinical-outcomes-of-acinetobacter-bacteremia
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Yea-Yuan Chang, Yuag-Meng Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Shu-Chen Kuo, Te-Li Chen
The higher 14-day mortality rate for patients with Acinetobacter bacteremia receiving tigecycline appropriately compared to other appropriate antibiotics (36.4% versus 14.2%, P = 0.028) was due to the poor effect of tigecycline for isolates with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 2 μg/mL (63.6% of 11 versus 14.2% of 127, P = 0.001).
October 7, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050696/pharmacogenomics-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Shawn H R Lee, Jun J Yang
Pharmacogenomics is a fast-growing field of personalized medicine using a patient's genomic profile to determine drug disposition or response to drug therapy, in order to develop safer and more effective pharmacotherapy. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), being the most common malignancy in childhood, which is treated with uniform and standardized clinical trials, is remarkably poised for pharmacogenomic studies. In the last decade, unbiased genome-wide association studies have identified multiple germline risk factors that strongly modify host response to drug therapy...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050316/pharmacokinetics-and-drug-drug-interaction-between-enalapril-enalaprilat-and-felodipine-extended-release-er-in-healthy-subjects
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Dai Li, Sumei Xu, Yulu Wang, Dan Li, Xiaomin Li, Jing Pan, Pingsheng Xu
Since angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and calcium antagonists have complimentary mechanisms of action, enalapril, an ACE inhibitor, is used in combination with felodipine, a vascular selective dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, for the treatment of hypertension. The present study was designed to investigate the possible drug-drug interaction between these two agents in Chinese healthy subjects. A randomized, open-label, multiple-dose, 3-treatment, 3-period, 6-sequence cross-over study enrolling 12 healthy subjects (six male and six female subjects) was performed...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050157/-observation-of-clinical-and-electrophysiological-features-in-patients-with-distal-myasthenia-gravis
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F Jian, H B Wang, N Chen, S Yang, Y Liu, Y Z Zhao, L Zhang, H Pan, X H Zhang
Objective: To explore the clinical and electrophysiological features and prognosis of distal myasthenia gravis (MG). Methods: Data of MG patients in Beijing Tiantan Hospital from October 2016 to March 2017 were reviewed, including thorough neurological examinations, nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulations (RNS) and needle electromyographies. Distal MG patients were included and were analyzed as to their clinical and electrophysiological features and response to treatments. Results: Four patients (7...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050026/new-preventive-approaches-part-i-functional-peptides-and-other-therapies-to-prevent-tooth-demineralization
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Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, Juliano Pelim Pessan
The limited effect of fluoride on root caries has prompted the study of new preventive therapies, which involve recently developed functional peptides, lasers, phosphate-based technologies, among several other approaches. Most of the specific peptides currently investigated have been developed based on the available information related to the protective action of salivary proteins, including statherin-derived peptides. Other peptides include 8DSS, self-assembling peptide P11-4, antimicrobial peptides, and casein phosphopeptides combined with amorphous calcium phosphate...
2017: Monographs in Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049948/altered-responsiveness-in-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-and-its-implication-to-underlying-psychopathology
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Gaston Baslet, Benjamin Tolchin, Barbara A Dworetzky
PURPOSE: Altered responsiveness during psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) is a distinct semiological feature that may signal a psychological vulnerability. We hypothesized that altered responsiveness is related to difficulties with emotion tolerance, experiential avoidance, difficulty coping, dissociation and trauma and prior experiences of loss of awareness. METHODS: 71 patients with video-EEG confirmed PNES were divided into two groups based on their responsiveness at the time of the captured event during long-term monitoring...
October 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049872/optimal-dosing-and-delivery-of-pth-and-its-analogues-for-osteoporosis-and-hypoparathyroidism-translating-the-pharmacology
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REVIEW
D Tay, S Cremers, J P Bilezikian
In primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), bone loss results from the resorptive effects of excess parathyroid hormone (PTH). Under physiological conditions, PTH has actions that are more targeted to homeostasis and to bone accrual. The predominant action of PTH, either catabolic, anabolic, or homeostatic, can be understood in molecular and pharmacokinetic terms. When administered intermittently, PTH increases bone mass, but when present continuously and in excess (e.g., PHPT), bone loss ensues. This dual effect of PTH depends not only on the dosing regimen, continuous or intermittent, but also on how the PTH molecule interacts with various states of its receptor (PTH/PTHrP receptor) influencing downstream signaling pathways differentially...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049603/enhancing-auditory-selective-attention-using-a-visually-guided-hearing-aid
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Gerald Kidd
Purpose: Listeners with hearing loss, as well as many listeners with clinically normal hearing, often experience great difficulty segregating talkers in a multiple-talker sound field and selectively attending to the desired "target" talker while ignoring the speech from unwanted "masker" talkers and other sources of sound. This listening situation forms the classic "cocktail party problem" described by Cherry (1953) that has received a great deal of study over the past few decades. In this article, a new approach to improving sound source segregation and enhancing auditory selective attention is described...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049421/complementary-religious-and-spiritual-interventions-in-physical-health-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Juliane Piasseschi de Bernardin Gonçalves, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Homero Vallada
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether religious and spiritual interventions (RSIs) can promote physical health and quality of life in individuals. METHODS: The following databases were used to conduct a systematic review: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Scielo. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated RSIs regarding physical health outcomes and/or quality of life in English, Spanish or Portuguese were included. RSI protocols performed at a distance (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048965/the-effectiveness-of-hiv-prevention-interventions-in-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-ethnic-minority-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Isabel Ruiz-Perez, Matthew Murphy, Guadalupe Pastor-Moreno, Antonio Rojas-García, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco
BACKGROUND: Surveys in the United States and Europe have shown a plateau of new HIV cases, with certain regions and populations disproportionately affected by the disease. Ethnic minority women and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups are disproportionately affected by HIV. Previous reviews have focused on prevention interventions targeting ethnic minority men who have sex with men, have not accounted for socioeconomic status, or have included only interventions carried out in clinical settings...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048870/daptomycin-pore-formation-is-restricted-by-membrane-lipid-acyl-chain-composition
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Robert M Taylor, David Beriashvili, Scott D Taylor, Michael Palmer
Daptomycin is a calcium-dependent lipopeptide antibiotic that is used clinically against various Gram-positive pathogens. It acts on bacterial cell membranes, whose susceptibility varies with the content of phosphatidylglycerol (PG). Some studies have reported that daptomycin permeabilizes and depolarizes bacterial cell membranes, while others have found no evidence of membrane permeabilization and thus proposed different mechanisms of antibacterial action. Divergent observations have also been reported regarding the effect of daptomycin on model membranes, which were found to be permeabilized non-selectively, selectively for small cations, or not at all...
October 19, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
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