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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597911/digitizing-medicines-for-remote-capture-of-oral-medication-adherence-using-co-encapsulation
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Sara H Browne, Charles Peloquin, Frank Santillo, Richard Haubrich, Leticia Muttera, Kathleen Moser, George Savage, Constance Benson, Terrence Blaschke
High-resolution measurement of medication adherence is essential to personalized drug therapy . An FDA-cleared device, using an edible ingestion sensor (IS), external wearable patch and paired mobile device, can detect and record ingestion events. Oral medications must be combined with an IS to generate precise 'digitized-medication' ingestion records. We developed a GMP-protocol to repackage oral medications with the IS within certified Capsugel® capsules, termed co-encapsulation (CoE). A randomized bioequivalence study of CoE-IS-Rifamate (Isoniazid/Rifampin 150/300mg) versus native-Rifamate was conducted in 12 patients with active Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) and demonstrated bioequivalence using the population method ratio test (95% CI)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554186/exposure-to-cadmium-impairs-sperm-functions-by-reducing-catsper-in-mice
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Hua-Feng Wang, Meng Chang, Ting-Ting Peng, Yi Yang, Na Li, Tao Luo, Yi-Min Cheng, Meng-Zhi Zhou, Xu-Hui Zeng, Li-Ping Zheng
BACKGROUND: Cadmium (Cd), a common environmental heavy metal and endocrine disruptor, is known to exert toxic effects on the testes. However, the mechanisms accounting for its toxicity in mature spermatozoa remain unclear. METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 mice were orally administered with CdCl2 for 5 weeks at 3 mg·kg-1·day-1. Additionally, mouse spermatozoa were incubated in vitro with different doses of CdCl2 (0, 10, 50, 250 µM). Several sperm functions including the sperm motility, viability and acrosome reaction (AR) ratio were then examined...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442928/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-s-flurbiprofen-plaster-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-phase-ii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-finding-study
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Ikuko Yataba, Noboru Otsuka, Isao Matsushita, Hideo Matsumoto, Yuichi Hoshino
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) patches are convenient for use and show much less gastrointestinal side effects than oral NSAIDs, whereas its percutaneous absorption is not sufficient for the expression of clinical efficacy at satisfactory level. S-flurbiprofen plaster (SFPP) has shown dramatic improvement in percutaneous absorption results from animal and clinical studies. In this study, the efficacy and safety of SFPP were compared with placebo in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine its optimal dose...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
#4
R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407984/review-allergic-contact-stomatitis
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REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Neil Hamilton Wood, Razia Abdool Gafaar Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Allergic contact stomatitis (ACS) is an oral mucosal immunoinflammatory disorder variably characterized clinically by erythematous plaques, vesiculation, ulceration, and/or hyperkeratosis and by pain, burning sensation, or itchiness. ACS is brought about by a T cell-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity immune reaction generated by a second or subsequent contact exposure of an allergen with the oral mucosa, in a genetically susceptible, sensitized subject. Lichenoid contact reaction is a variant of ACS brought about by direct contact with the oral mucosa of certain metals in dental restorations...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406344/fabrication-and-evaluation-of-eudragit%C3%A2-polymeric-films-for-transdermal-delivery-of-piroxicam
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Doungdaw Chantasart, Preeda Tocanitchart, Amaraporn Wongrakpanich, Veerawat Teeranachaideekul, Varaporn Buraphacheep Junyaprasert
The aims of this work were to develop and characterize the prolonged release piroxicam transdermal patch as a prototype to substitute oral formulations, to reduce side effects and improve patient compliance. The patches were composed of film formers (Eudragit(®)) as a matrix backbone, with PVC as a backing membrane and PEG200 used as a plasticizer. Results from X-ray diffraction patterns and Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy indicated that loading piroxicam into films changed the drug crystallinity from needle to an amorphous or dissolved form...
April 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405912/continuous-transdermal-delivery-of-l-dopa-based-on-a-self-assembling-nanomicellar-system
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Amnon C Sintov, Haim V Levy, Igor Greenberg
PURPOSE: When levodopa (L-DOPA) is administered orally, it is eliminated from the body very quickly resulting in a series of sharp fluctuations in its blood concentrations. These frequent changes in blood levels are considered to be responsible for the development of late motor complications and dyskinesias, which are troubling clinical and treatment issues in Parkinson's disease. Transdermal drug delivery is a patient-compliant method for delivering therapeutics into the systemic circulation in a continuous and controlled manner...
April 12, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405035/safety-and-efficacy-of-transdermal-buprenorphine-versus-oral-tramadol-for-the-treatment-of-post-operative-pain-following-surgery-for-fracture-neck-of-femur-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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Sameer N Desai, Santhoshi V Badiger, Shreesha B Tokur, Prashanth A Naik
BACKGROUND: Transdermal buprenorphine, which is used in chronic pain management, has rarely been studied for use in acute pain management. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of transdermal buprenorphine patch to oral tramadol for post-operative analgesia, following proximal femur surgeries. METHODOLOGY: Fifty adult patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture under spinal anaesthesia were included in this study. One group (Group TDB) received transdermal buprenorphine 10 mcg/h patch applied a day before the surgery and other group received oral tramadol 50 mg three times a day for analgesia (Group OT)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401564/a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-oral-naltrexone-for-heavy-drinking-smokers-seeking-smoking-cessation-treatment
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Christopher W Kahler, Patricia A Cioe, Golfo K Tzilos, Nichea S Spillane, Lorenzo Leggio, Susan E Ramsey, Richard A Brown, Stephanie S O'Malley
BACKGROUND: Post hoc analyses of 2 randomized controlled trials suggest naltrexone may reduce alcohol use and improve smoking cessation outcomes among heavy drinkers receiving smoking cessation treatment. However, no studies have been conducted specifically to examine naltrexone for this purpose or to test whether naltrexone has benefit when added to smoking cessation counseling that explicitly addresses heavy drinking. METHODS: We recruited heavy-drinking smokers from the community and randomized them to receive 10 weeks of either (i) 50 mg naltrexone (n = 75) or (ii) placebo (n = 75) daily...
April 12, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401153/metals-are-important-contact-sensitizers-an-experience-from-lithuania
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Kotryna Linauskienė, Laura Malinauskienė, Audra Blažienė
Background. Metals are very frequent sensitizers causing contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis worldwide; up-to-date data based on patch test results has proved useful for the identification of a problem. Objectives. In this retrospective study prevalence of contact allergy to metals (nickel, chromium, palladium, gold, cobalt, and titanium) in Lithuania is analysed. Patients/Methods. Clinical and patch test data of 546 patients patch tested in 2014-2016, in Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, was analysed and compared with previously published data...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396898/-allergic-contact-dermatitis-of-the-scalp
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REVIEW
L Koch, W Aberer
Contact allergy represents an important differential diagnosis to other skin diseases of the scalp. The typical efflorescences, spreading in the periphery, pruritus, and the clinical history support the differential diagnosis. Since the scalp is particularly resistant to contact dermatitis, allergens applied to this area often produce dermatitis of the eyelids, ears and neck. Nevertheless, potent allergens such as para-phenylendiamine can also cause severe reactions of the scalp. The most important allergens eliciting contact allergy of the scalp are found in bleaches and dyes, shampoos and conditioners, products for perm waves and straighteners as well as topical drugs...
April 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358593/a-case-of-amoxicillin-induced-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis-presenting-as-septic-shock
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Katherine A McDonald, Tadeusz A Pierscianowski
This case report demonstrates the challenges of diagnosing and managing acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) presenting as septic shock. The disseminated, erythematous, pustular rash is a common feature. However, extensive organ involvement and life-threatening hypotension are unusual. The constellation of signs has not previously been documented following amoxicillin therapy. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) were considered in addition to AGEP because of the systemic presentation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297591/estrogen-replacement-improves-verbal-memory-and-executive-control-in-oligomenorrheic-amenorrheic-athletes-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Charumathi Baskaran, Brooke Cunningham, Franziska Plessow, Vibha Singhal, Ryan Woolley, Kathryn E Ackerman, Meghan Slattery, Hang Lee, Elizabeth A Lawson, Kamryn Eddy, Madhusmita Misra
OBJECTIVE: Both estrogen and exercise may have cognition enhancing benefits; however, young oligomenorrheic/amenorrheic athletes (OA) with estrogen deficiency have not been evaluated for cognitive deficits. Our objective was to determine whether 6 months of estrogen replacement will impact cognitive domains in OA. We hypothesized that estrogen replacement would improve verbal memory and executive control in OA. METHODS: We performed cognitive assessments at baseline and after 6 months in 48 OA (14-25 years) randomized to estrogen (EST+) (oral 30 µg ethinyl estradiol [n = 16] or transdermal 100 µg 17-β-estradiol patch [n = 13]) or no estrogen (EST-) (n = 19) in an ongoing clinical trial...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291073/contact-allergy-to-ingredients-of-toothpastes
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REVIEW
Anton de Groot
The literature on contact allergy to (ingredients of) toothpastes is critically reviewed. We have found 47 case reports, small case series (n = 2-5) and citations published between 1900 and 2016 describing more than 60 patients allergic to toothpastes, and in addition 3 larger case series and many descriptions of toothpaste allergy among selected groups of patients. Allergic reactions usually manifest as cheilitis with or without dermatitis around the mouth, less frequently by oral symptoms. Formerly, many reactions were caused by cinnamon derivatives; more recently, reported allergens are diverse...
March 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290980/allergic-stomatitis-from-orthodontic-adhesives
#15
Mark R Peterson, Priscilla H Wong, Scott D Dickson, Christopher A Coop
We report a case of a type IV hypersensitivity reaction causing oral stomatitis, presumed to be the result of common dental adhesives. The case was diagnosed using patch testing to the dental adhesives that were used in the patient. Both of the adhesives tested contained a form of acrylate that is being seen more frequently in the literature as a cause of type IV hypersensitivity reactions. Metals can cause allergic reactions; however, other contact items need to be considered as a cause of oral allergic reactions...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284784/trends-in-provider-management-of-patients-with-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome
#16
Matthew Greenhawt, J Andrew Bird, Anna H Nowak-Węgrzyn
BACKGROUND: Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy. OBJECTIVE: To better understand provider-level variation in FPIES knowledge and management. METHODS: A 23-question online survey was administered to AAAAI members during the spring and summer of 2014. RESULTS: Among 470 respondents, 64% reported "full understanding" of FPIES diagnosis/management; 78.8% reported managing 1 or more patient with FPIES; and 80...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284586/do-bedsider-family-planning-mobile-text-message-and-e-mail-reminders-increase-kept-appointments-and-contraceptive-coverage
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Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, Mary Bradsberry, Carrie Lewis, Fran Maguire
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Bedsider text message and e-mail reminders increase family planning contraceptive continuation and appointment rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We trained staff at three high-volume Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) clinics to enroll women through a special portal to receive text message or e-mail reminders for contraceptive refills and clinic appointments. Women were matched by contraceptive method, time frame of index visit, age group, and language preference to Family PACT clients at comparison sites that did not use the Bedsider program...
March 9, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214382/allergic-contact-cheilitis-from-anethole-containing-toothpastes-a-practical-solution
#18
LETTER
N Horst, J Leysen, T Mellaerts, J Lambert, O Aerts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207004/patch-testing-for-adverse-drug-reactions
#19
REVIEW
Sahil Sekhon, Susan T Nedorost
Adverse drug reactions result in a substantial number of hospital admissions and inpatient events. Diagnosis usually is made with clinical judgment and circumstantiality without diagnostic testing. Furthermore, even in situations where diagnostic testing is performed, no safe gold standard tests exist. Oral rechallenge is currently the gold standard but carries the risk of recrudescence of severe allergic symptoms. Other tests include skin prick tests, the lymphocyte transformation test, immunohistochemistry, and patch testing...
January 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128086/vesicular-contact-reaction-may-progress-into-erythema-multiforme
#20
Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz, Dorota Jenerowicz, Joanna Szulczyńska-Gabor, Ewa Teresiak-Mikołajczak, Joanna Szyfter-Harris, Monika Bowszyc-Dmochowska
Dear Editor, Erythema multiforme is considered an acute skin condition, characterized by a self-limiting and sometimes recurrent course. It is regarded as a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. Allergic contact dermatitis is in turn a delayed type of induced allergy as a result of cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient develops specific sensitivity. This type of cutaneous reaction is associated with inflammation manifesting with erythema, edema, and vesicles...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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