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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334832/the-n-glycosylation-of-immunoglobulin-g-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Alyce C Russell, Mirna Šimurina, Monique T Garcia, Mislav Novokmet, Youxin Wang, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Gordan Lauc, Meghan G Thomas, Wei Wang
The use of the emerging "omics" technologies for large scale population screening is promising in terms of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. For Parkinson's disease, it is essential that an accurate diagnosis is obtained and disease progression can be monitored. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) has the ability to exert both anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory effects, and the N-glycosylation of the fragment crystallizable portion of IgG is involved in this process. This study aimed to determine whether the IgG glycome could be a candidate biomarker for Parkinson's disease...
March 17, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320100/drosophila-melanogaster-a-potential-model-organism-for-identification-of-pharmacological-properties-of-plants-plant-derived-components
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REVIEW
Komal Panchal, Anand K Tiwari
Plants/plant-derived components have been used from ancient times to treat/cure several human diseases. Plants and their parts possess several chemical components that play the vital role in the improvement of human health and their life expectancy. Allopathic medicines have been playing a key role in the treatment of several diseases. Though allopathic medicines provide fast relief, long time consumption cause serious health concerns such as hyperallergic reactions, liver damage, etc. So, the study of medicinal plants which rarely cause any side effect is very important to mankind...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301050/addition-of-anti-leukotriene-agents-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-and-adolescents-with-persistent-asthma
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REVIEW
Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya M Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: Asthma management guidelines recommend low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for adults and adolescents with persistent asthma. The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to ICS offers a therapeutic option in cases of suboptimal control with daily ICS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of anti-leukotriene agents added to ICS compared with the same dose, an increased dose or a tapering dose of ICS (in both arms) for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with persistent asthma...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300445/botanicals-with-dermatologic-properties-derived-from-first-nations-healing
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Sophia Colantonio, Jason K Rivers
INTRODUCTION: First Nations people have a long history of working with medicinal plants used to treat skin diseases. The purpose was to assess the dermatologic therapeutic potential of western red cedar, white spruce, birch, balsam poplar, and black spruce. METHODS: Based on expert recommendations, 5 trees were selected that were used in First Nations medicine for cutaneous healing and have potential and/or current application to dermatology today. We searched several databases up to June 12, 2014...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299552/the-history-of-botulinum-toxin-from-poison-to-beauty
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Katlein França, Anagha Kumar, Massimo Fioranelli, Torello Lotti, Michael Tirant, Maria Grazia Roccia
Botulinum toxin, also called the "miracle toxin," is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is known to block nerve signals that contract muscles resulting in a temporary paralysis of the muscles. Toxins type A and B have been extensively studied and utilized in the realm of beauty and cosmetology. Initially, the toxin gained popularity as a disease-causing "poison". It was only later that it found its way to becoming a must have in modern aesthetic practice. Today, this wonder toxin has proven to be an apt and convenient option in the field of anti-aging medicine...
March 15, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298075/inducing-cell-proliferative-prevention-in-human-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-by-mir-182-inhibition-through-modulation-of-casp9-expression
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Mahdi Fasihi-Ramandi, Abbas Moridnia, Ali Najafi, Mohammadreza Sharifi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are one class of endogenous non-coding RNAs that involved in post-transcriptional regulation of the gene. MiRNAs through interaction with messenger RNA (mRNA) involved in several biological processes such as cell cycle, differentiation, growth, metabolism, aging and apoptosis. MiRNAs may act as an oncogene or a tumor suppressor via up or down regulation in cancerous cells. MiR-182 located in a miR-183/-96/-182 cluster, this is the highly conserved cluster to have an important role in cancer development and tumorigenesis...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295595/optometry-australia-scope-of-practice-survey-2015
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Patricia M Kiely, Skye Cappuccio, Ellen McIntyre
BACKGROUND: This paper presents results from the inaugural Scope of Practice Survey of Optometry Australia members conducted in October 2015. The survey gathered information related to confidence in detecting and diagnosing key ocular conditions, grading diabetic retinopathy, prescribing scheduled medicines, access to equipment, confidence using equipment, incidence of patients requiring therapeutic management, referral practices and services provided. METHODS: The survey was developed, piloted, modified and administered to members of Optometry Australia (excluding student and retired members), who had a current email address...
March 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289563/persistent-erectile-dysfunction-in-men-exposed-to-the-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-finasteride-or-dutasteride
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Tina Kiguradze, William H Temps, Paul R Yarnold, John Cashy, Robert E Brannigan, Beatrice Nardone, Giuseppe Micali, Dennis Paul West, Steven M Belknap
IMPORTANCE: Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers' full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk of sexual adverse effects is not increased by longer duration of 5α-RI exposure and that sexual adverse effects of 5α-RIs resolve in men who discontinue exposure. OBJECTIVE: Our chief objective was to assess whether longer duration of 5α-RI exposure increases risk of PED, independent of age and other known risk factors...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281838/diagnostic-function-of-the-neuroinflammatory-biomarker-ykl-40-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Filippo Baldacci, Simone Lista, Enrica Cavedo, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Harald Hampel
Neuroinflammation is a crucial mechanism in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases pathophysiology. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) YKL-40 - an indicator of microglial activation - has recently been identified by proteomic studies as a candidate biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Areas covered: We review the impact of CSF YKL-40 as a pathophysiological biomarker for AD and other neurodegenerative diseases. CSF YKL-40 concentrations have been shown to predict progression from prodromal mild cognitive impairment to AD dementia...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270106/lack-of-immunity-against-rubella-among-italian-young-adults
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Gallone Maria Serena, Gallone Maria Filomena, Larocca Angela Maria Vittoria, Germinario Cinzia, Tafuri Silvio
BACKGROUND: To support the evaluation of the 2010-15 National Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Elimination, the authors designed and performed a serosurveillance survey to verify the immunity/susceptibility rate against rubella among Apulian young adults. METHODS: The study was carried out from May 2011 to June 2012 in the Department of Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank of Policlinico General Hospital in Bari. Subjects were enrolled by a convenience sampling...
March 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257665/bioassay-guided-fractionation-of-ethyl-acetate-extract-from-armillaria-mellea-attenuates-inflammatory-response-in-lipopolysaccharide-lps-stimulated-bv-2-microglia
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Yan Geng, Shuiling Zhu, Peng Cheng, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu
BACKGROUND: Armillaria mellea (A. mellea) is a traditional Chinese medicinal and edible mushroom, which is proved to possess a lot of biological activities, including anti-oxidation, immunopotentiation, anti-vertigo and anti-aging activities. However, little information is available in regard to its neuroprotection activity in inflammation-mediated neurodegenerative diseases. PURPOSE: We have found that A. mellea has an anti-inflammatory activity in LPS-induced RAW264...
March 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255934/understanding-the-dimensions-of-anti-vaccination-attitudes-the-vaccination-attitudes-examination-vax-scale
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Leslie R Martin, Keith J Petrie
BACKGROUND: Anti-vaccination attitudes are important predictors of vaccination behavior. Existing measures of vaccination attitudes focus on specific age groups and/or particular vaccines; a more comprehensive measure would facilitate comparisons across studies. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop a short measure of general vaccination attitudes and establish its reliability and validity. METHODS: Two studies were conducted using the VAX scale...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248852/serosurveillance-of-hepatitis-a-in-a-region-which-adopted-the-universal-mass-vaccination
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Maria Filomena Gallone, Francesco Desiante, Maria Serena Gallone, Giovanna Barbuti, Silvio Tafuri, Cinzia Germinario
Hepatitis A is a common infectious disease worldwide that was endemic in many regions of Southern Italy, such as Apulia region. After a large hepatitis A outbreak occurred between 1996 and 1997, in Apulia an active-free immunization program that was targeted to new-borns and adolescents was started. The aim of this study is to investigate the hepatitis A seroprevalence in the adult Apulian population 18 years after the immunization program introduction, in order to evaluate the risk of new epidemics onset.The study was carried out from May 2011 to June 2012 among blood donors from Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank of Policlinico General Hospital in Bari...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202886/totally-implantable-central-venous-device-associated-blood-stream-infection-in-elderly-malignant-disease-patients
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Yasuo Aota, Yuko Okuda, Tsubasa Watanabe, Keitaro Fujiwara, Itaru Nakamura, Tomohisa Yokoyama, Akihiko Gotoh, Michio Sakurai
AIM: We investigated the rate of bloodstream infections in elderly malignant disease patients whose totally implantable central venous device (CV ports) had been removed for any reason at our hospital. METHODS: We evaluated 22 elderly malignant disease patients who had had their CV ports removed for any reason between May 2014 to April 2015. RESULTS: The patients were 12 males and 10 females between 62 and 86 years of age with a median age of 75...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202365/optimising-the-use-of-medicines-to-reduce-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-babies
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REVIEW
L Oni, D B Hawcutt, M A Turner, M W Beresford, S McWilliam, C Barton, B K Park, P Murray, B Wilm, I Copple, R Floyd, M Peak, A Sharma, D J Antoine
The majority of medications in children are administered in an unlicensed or off-label manner. Paediatricians are obliged to prescribe using the limited evidence available. The 2007 EU regulation on the use of paediatric drugs means pharmaceutical companies are now obliged to (and receive incentives for) contributing to paediatric drug data and carrying out paediatric clinical trials. This is important, as the efficacy and adverse effect profiles of medicines vary across childhood. Additionally, there are significant age-related changes in the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic activity of many drugs...
February 12, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194725/otophylloside-b-protects-against-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jie Yang, Xiao-Bing Huang, Qin-Li Wan, Ai-Jun Ding, Zhong-Lin Yang, Ming-Hua Qiu, Hua-Ying Sun, Shu-Hua Qi, Huai-Rong Luo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major public health concern worldwide and the few drugs currently available only treat the symptoms. Hence, there is a strong need to find more effective anti-AD agents. Cynanchum otophyllum is a traditional Chinese medicine for treating epilepsy, and otophylloside B (Ot B), isolated from C. otophyllum, is the essential active component. Having previously identified anti-aging effects of Ot B, we evaluated Ot B for AD prevention in C. elegans models of AD and found that Ot B extended lifespan, increased heat stress-resistance, delayed body paralysis, and increased the chemotaxis response...
February 13, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183232/triterpenoids-and-polysaccharide-peptides-enriched-ganoderma-lucidum-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study-of-its-antioxidation-and-hepatoprotective-efficacy-in-healthy-volunteers
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hui-Fang Chiu, Hui-Yu Fu, Yan-Ying Lu, Yi-Chun Han, You-Cheng Shen, Kamesh Venkatakrishnan, Oksana Golovinskaia, Chin-Kun Wang
CONTEXT: Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss: Fr) Karst. (Polyporaceae) is an oriental medicinal fungus, commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treating various condition or diseases such as hypertension, hyperglycaemia, hepatitis and cancer. OBJECTIVE: The current study examines whether triterpenoids and polysaccharide-enriched G. lucidum (GL) influence antioxidation and hepatoprotective efficacy by suppressing oxidative stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two healthy subjects (22 male and 20 female) were recruited and segregated into two groups as experimental or placebo and requested to intake GL (n = 21) or placebo (n = 21) capsule (225 mg; after lunch or dinner) for six consecutive months and vice versa with one month washout period in between...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135653/ocular-promoting-activity-of-grape-polyphenols-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Sithranga Boopathy Natarajan, Jin-Woo Hwang, Yon-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Pyo-Jam Park
The eye is a sensitive organ with complex optical system involves in the perception of light. Although it has several protective mechanisms by itself, various physiological and metabolic disorders are detrimental to the proper functioning of the visual system. Grape juice has long been used worldwide for its potent medicinal values including ocular promotion. Bioactivities of grape products are highly attributed to the presence of health promoting phytochemicals in them. Some phytochemicals present in the grape juice have been involved in the maintenance of intra-ocular pressure, regulation of glucose metabolisms and suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the system...
March 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133772/pharmacokinetics-safety-tolerability-and-immunogenicity-of-fkb327-a-new-biosimilar-medicine-of-adalimumab-humira-in-healthy-subjects
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Adeep Puri, Andrew Niewiarowski, Yasumasa Arai, Hideaki Nomura, Mark Baird, Isobel Dalrymple, Steve Warrington, Malcolm Boyce
AIMS: to compare the pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of FKB327, a biosimilar of adalimumab, with European Union (EU)-approved Humira and United States (US)-licensed Humira after single subcutaneous doses in healthy subjects. METHODS: in a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group study, 180 healthy subjects received by subcutaneous injection 40 mg of EU-Humira, or US-Humira, or FKB327, in a 1:1:1 ratio, stratified by bodyweight. Pharmacokinetics, local tolerability, immunogenicity, adverse events, vital signs, ECG, and laboratory safety tests were assessed before and up to 1536 h after treatment...
January 30, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124959/-prevalence-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-b-57-01-in-hiv-infected-patients
#20
Aydın Deveci, Ahmet Yılmaz Çoban, Belma Durupınar
Deaths related with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections have been decreased by the introduction of combined anti-retroviral therapy (ART) into the clinical practice. Combined ART usually consists of two nucleoside/nucleotide analogs reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) that is called backbone and a third drug that belongs to either non-nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI), protease inhibitors (PI), integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTI) or entry inhibitors. During abacavir therapy which is a member of NRTI, hypersensitivity reactions can occur approximately 4-9% of the patients that lead difficulties for the management of HIV infections...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
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