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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895673/the-effect-of-interferential-current-therapy-on-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Tuba Nazligul, Pinar Akpinar, Ilknur Aktas, Feyza Unlu Ozkan, Hulya Cagliyan Hartevioglu
BACKGROUND: Although interferential current (IFC) is a common electrotherapeutic modality used to treat musculoskeletal pain, there is not any randomized controlled trial investigating its clinical efficacy in subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). AIM: Investigation of effectiveness of IFC treatment in patients with SAIS. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING: Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879623/the-risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-hemorrhage-after-tooth-extraction-a-multi-center-retrospective-study-of-patients-receiving-oral-antithrombotic-therapy
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Takumi Hasegawa, Souichi Yanamoto, Akira Tachibana, Yuka Kojima, Yoshito Koyama, Michinori Maeda, Takahide Komori
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the multivariate relationships between specific risk factors and postoperative hemorrhage after tooth extraction in patients who were prescribed oral antithrombotic therapy. Risk factors for postoperative hemorrhage after tooth extraction were evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses. Patient characteristics such as age and gender; the presence or absence of known comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cerebral infarction, and alcohol consumption; and perioperative diarrhea were assessed...
September 6, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879491/profiling-of-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-and-medication-utilisation-among-type-ii-diabetes-patients-in-ghana-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Eric Adua, Peter Roberts, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Francis Agyemang Yeboah, Albert Dompreh, Kwasi Frimpong, Enoch Odame Anto, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is complicated by multiple cardio-metabolic risk factors. Controlling these factors requires lifestyle modifications alongside utilisation of anti-diabetic medications. Different glucose lowering [(biguanides (BIGs), sulfonylureas (SUAs), thiazolidinediones (TNZ)], lipid lowering (statins), and anti-hypertensive medicines [angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), calcium channel blockers (CCBs), angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and central acting drugs (CADs)] have been approved for controlling hyperglycaemia, dyslipidaemia and hypertension respectively...
September 7, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874912/prescription-database-analyses-indicates-that-the-asthma-medicine-montelukast-might-protect-against-dementia-a-hypothesis-to-be-verified
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Bjørn Grinde, Bo Engdahl
BACKGROUND: It has recently been shown that the leukotriene receptor antagonist montelukast rejuvenates aged brains in rats. The question is whether this commonly used, systemic, anti-asthmatic medicine has a similar effect in humans? RESULTS: We approached this issue by doing statistical analyses based on the Norwegian Prescription Database. The Database lists all prescription-based medications in Norway, but not drugs given to people who are in hospitals or nursing homes...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873128/safety-and-feasibility-of-antiretroviral-preexposure-prophylaxis-for-adolescent-men-who-have-sex-with-men-aged-15-to-17-years-in-the-united-states
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Sybil G Hosek, Raphael J Landovitz, Bill Kapogiannis, George K Siberry, Bret Rudy, Brandy Rutledge, Nancy Liu, D Robert Harris, Kathleen Mulligan, Gregory Zimet, Kenneth H Mayer, Peter Anderson, Jennifer J Kiser, Michelle Lally, Jennifer Brothers, Kelly Bojan, Jim Rooney, Craig M Wilson
Importance: Adolescents represent a key population for implementing preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) interventions worldwide, yet tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) for PrEP is only licensed for adults. Objective: To examine the safety of and adherence to PrEP along with changes in sexual risk behavior among adolescent men who have sex with men (MSM). Design, Setting, and Participants: Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions 113 (Project PrEPare) was a PrEP demonstration project that evaluated the safety, tolerability, and acceptability of TDF/FTC and patterns of use, rates of adherence, and patterns of sexual risk behavior among healthy young MSM aged 15 to 17 years...
September 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872612/fructus-ligustri-lucidi-in-osteoporosis-a-review-of-its-pharmacology-phytochemistry-pharmacokinetics-and-safety
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Beibei Chen, Lili Wang, Lin Li, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Qiangqiang Jia, Dandan Zhao, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Sihua Gao, Dongwei Zhang
Background: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) has now attracted increasing attention as an alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This study aimed to provide a general review of traditional interpretation of the actions of FLL in osteoporosis, main phytochemical constituents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology in bone improving effect, and safety. Materials and Methods: Several databases, including PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, National Science and Technology Library, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Web of Science were consulted to locate publications pertaining to FLL...
September 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858391/pterocarpus-santalinus-l-regulated-ultraviolet-b-irradiation-induced-procollagen-reduction-and-matrix-metalloproteinases-expression-through-activation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-and-inhibition-of-the-mapk-ap-1-pathway-in-normal-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Wei Gao, Pei Lin, Eunson Hwang, Yushuai Wang, Zhengfei Yan, Hien T T Ngo, Tae-Hoo Yi
Ultraviolet light-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) damage human skin and prematurely cause aging. A growing body of research is focusing on considering plants and plant-derived compounds as anti-photoaging therapeutic material. Pterocarpus santalinus L., as an Indian traditional medicine, possesses antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. Here, we studied the anti-photoaging effects of ethanolic extract of P. santalinus L. heartwood (EPS) on ultraviolet radiation B (UVB)-irradiated normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs)...
August 31, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854576/genetics-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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Margaret M DeAngelis, Leah A Owen, Margaux A Morrison, Denise J Morgan, Mingyao Li, Akbar Shakoor, Albert Vitale, Sudha Iyengar, Dwight Stambolian, Ivana K Kim, Lindsay A Farrer
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive blinding disease and represents the leading cause of visual impairment in the aging population. AMD affects central vision which impairs one's ability to drive, read and recognize faces. There is no cure for this disease and current treatment modalities for the exudative form of the disease require repeated intravitreal injections which may be painful, are incompletely efficacious, and represent a significant treatment burden for both the patient and physician...
August 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853523/-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-department-of-internal-medicine
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Mohammed Suki, Limor Azulai Giter, Avishay Elis
BACKGROUND: Most of the data on atrial fibrillation is known from registries including mostly ambulatory patients. Less is known about atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized at departments of medicine. OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics of atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized at the departments of medicine, and their management during hospitalization, focusing on anticoagulation treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted based on reviewing patient charts at the departments of medicine of a tertiary medical center...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837578/atopic-children-and-use-of-prescribed-medication-a-comprehensive-study-in-general-practice
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David H J Pols, Mark M J Nielen, Arthur M Bohnen, Joke C Korevaar, Patrick J E Bindels
PURPOSE: A comprehensive and representative nationwide general practice database was explored to study associations between atopic disorders and prescribed medication in children. METHOD: All children aged 0-18 years listed in the NIVEL Primary Care Database in 2014 were selected. Atopic children with atopic eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) were matched with controls (not diagnosed with any of these disorders) within the same general practice on age and gender...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833352/colorectal-cancer-in-taiwan-a-case-controlled-retrospective-analysis-of-the-impact-of-a-case-management-program-on-refusal-and-discontinuation-of-treatment
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Ting-Yu Chiang, Chao-Hui Wang, Yu-Fen Lin, Jeng-Fu You, Jinn-Shiun Chen, Shu-Ching Chen
AIMS: The purposes of this study was to identify the impact of a case management program on the related factors of refusing treatment or discontinuing treatment in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND: Side effects of anti-cancer treatments are associated with refusing treatment and discontinuing treatment. DESIGN: This case-control study, longitudinal database and secondary analysis of population-based data was conducted from 2009 - 2012...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832767/antiviral-activity-of-shikonin-ester-derivative-pmm-034-against-enterovirus-71-in-vitro
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Y Zhang, H Han, L Sun, H Qiu, H Lin, L Yu, W Zhu, J Qi, R Yang, Y Pang, X Wang, G Lu, Y Yang
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the major causative agent of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), particularly in infants and children below 4 years of age. Shikonin is a bioactive compound with anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial activities derived from the roots of the Chinese medicinal herb Lithospermum erythrorhizon. This study aimed to examine the antiviral activity of PMM-034, a shikonin ester derivative, against EV71 in rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) cells. Cytotoxicity of PMM-034 on RD cells was determined using WST-1 assay...
August 17, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827992/anti-aging-activities-of-extracts-from-tunisian-medicinal-halophytes-and-their-aromatic-constituents
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A Jdey, H Falleh, S Ben Jannet, K Mkadmini Hammi, X Dauvergne, C Magné, R Ksouri
Six medicinal halophytes widely represented in North Africa and commonly used in traditional medicine were screened for pharmacological properties to set out new promising sources of natural ingredients for cosmetic or nutraceutical applications. Thus, Citrullus colocynthis, Cleome arabica, Daemia cordata, Haloxylon articulatum, Pituranthos scoparius and Scorzonera undulata were examined for their in vitro antioxidant (DPPH scavenging and superoxide anion-scavenging, β-carotene bleaching inhibition and iron-reducing tests), antibacterial (microdilution method, against four human pathogenic bacteria) and anti-tyrosinase activities...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822162/-immune-regulation-effect-of-chinese-medicine-of-invigorating-spleen-and-kidney-detoxification-on-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-rhesus-macaque
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Miao-Miao Zhang, Zhuo-Tao Fu, Jian-Tao Chen, Ye Cheng, Bo-Qiang Zhu, Lin-Chun Fu, Hong-Yan Zhou
To evaluate the effect of Chinese medicine of invigorating spleen and kidney detoxification on simian immunodeficiency virus-infected rhesus macaque. Eight SIV rhesus macaques of the same age were randomly divided into Chinese medicine of invigorating spleen and kidney detoxification group(hereinafter referred to as Chinese medicine group) and anti-virus drug(HAART) group. The traditional Chinese medicine and antiviral therapy were given for 8 weeks, and peripheral blood was collected for detection in every 4 weeks...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807021/serological-and-morphological-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
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Yuhei Ito, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Reoto Takei, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Keisuke Nishimura, Takashi Koyama, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: To identify the prognostic factors for survival in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) who meet the serological domain of the IPAF criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 99 IPAF patients who met the serological domain and were hospitalised at the Respiratory Medicine Unit of Kurashiki Central Hospital from 1999 to 2015. The high-resolution computed tomography findings were usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP; n = 1), non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP; n = 63), NSIP with organizing pneumonia (OP) overlap (n = 15), and OP (n = 20)...
August 14, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793793/making-oncolytic-virotherapy-a-clinical-reality-the-european-contribution
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Margaret R Duffy, Kerry D Fisher, Len W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are quickly moving toward the forefront of modern medicines. The reward for the decades of research invested into developing viral platforms that selectively replicate in and lyse tumor cells while sparking anticancer adaptive immunity is presenting in the form of durable therapeutic responses. While this has certainly been a concerted global effort, in this review for the 25th anniversary of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, we focus on the contributions made by European researchers...
August 1, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791835/ifn-%C3%AE-induces-senescence-like-characteristics-in-mouse-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Zhou Xin Yang, Gen Xiang Mao, Jing Zhang, Xiao Lin Wen, Bing Bing Jia, Yi Zhong Bao, Xiao Ling Lv, Ya Zhen Wang, Guo Fu Wang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are considered promising in tissue repair and regeneration medicine due to their proliferation and differentiation ability. Many properties of MSC are affected by cytokines, and IFN-γ has been shown to regulate MSC in many aspects. Senescence affects the proliferation, differentiation and cytokine secretion of MSC. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of IFN-γ on the senescence-associated properties of MSC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The MSC used in our study were isolated from the bone marrow (BM) of mice...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766695/prevention-of-alzheimer-s-disease-lessons-learned-and-applied
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James E Galvin
Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects more than 5 million Americans, with substantial consequences for individuals with AD, families, and society in terms of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. With disease-modifying treatment trials unsuccessful at the present time and only medications to treat symptoms available, an emerging approach is prevention. Advances in diagnostic criteria, biomarker development, and greater understanding of the biophysiological basis of AD make these initiatives feasible. Ongoing pharmacological trials using anti-amyloid therapies are underway in sporadic and genetic forms of AD, although a large number of modifiable risk factors for AD have been identified in observational studies, many of which do not appear to exert effects through amyloid or tau...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761609/evaluation-of-severe-malaria-case-management-in-mazowe-district-zimbabwe-2014
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Bargley Makumbe, Cremence Tshuma, Gerald Shambira, More Mungati, Notion Tafara Gombe, Donewell Bangure, Tsitsi Patience Juru, Mufuta Tshimanga
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a preventable and curable disease. Mazowe district had been experiencing a lower malaria transmission rate in comparison to other districts in the Mashonaland Central province but it experienced a huge outbreak in the 2013-2014 rainy seasons with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.21%. This CFR was the highest in the province and it was twice as much as the national CFR (0.12%) for the same period. We evaluated severe malaria case management in Mazowe district to determine if practice is as per standard treatment guidelines...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750552/human-skin-gene-expression-natural-trans-resveratrol-versus-five-resveratrol-analogs-for-dermal-applications
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Edwin D Lephart, Merritt B Andrus
Resveratrol (RV) is a polyphenolic compound naturally produced by plants. Polyphenolic compounds incorporated into medicinal products are beneficial but, RV is rapidly metabolized with an associated decline in biological activity. This study tested RV as the standard and compared five structurally modified RV analogs: butyrate, isobutyrate, palmitoate, acetate, and diacetate (to improve functionality) at 1% concentration(s) for 24 h in epiderm full thickness cultures by gene array/qPCR mRNA analysis. When silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog 1, extracellular elements (collagen1A1, 3A1, 4A1; elastin, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 1, fibrillin 1 laminin beta1 and matrix metalloproteinase 9), anti-aging and aging genes, inflammatory biomarkers (interleukin-1A [IL1A], IL1R2, IL-6 and IL-8), nerve growth factor, and the antioxidants (proliferating cell nuclear antigen, catalase, superoxide dismutase and metallothionein 1H/2H) were evaluated, ranking each from highest-to-lowest for gene expression: butyrate > isobutyrate > diacetate > acetate > palmitoate...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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