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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449418/hif-prolyl-hydroxylases-as-therapeutic-targets-in-erythropoiesis-and-iron-metabolism
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REVIEW
Volker H Haase
A classic response to systemic hypoxia is the increase in red blood cell production. This response is controlled by the prolyl hydroxylase domain/hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway, which regulates a broad spectrum of cellular functions. The discovery of this pathway as a key regulator of erythropoiesis has led to the development of small molecules that stimulate the production of endogenous erythropoietin and enhance iron metabolism. This review provides a concise overview of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern HIF-induced erythropoietic responses and provides an update on clinical experience with compounds that target HIF-prolyl hydroxylases for anemia therapy...
June 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449377/topical-antiviral-and-antifungal-medications-in-pregnancy-a-review-of-safety-profiles
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REVIEW
Viral M Patel, Robert A Schwartz, William C Lambert
Medications should be employed with caution in women of childbearing age who are pregnant or considering pregnancy. Compared to oral or parenteral agents, topical medications have limited systemic absorption and are deemed safer. However, their safety profile must be assessed cautiously due to the limited available data. In this article, we aggregate human and animal studies to provide recommendations on utilizing topical antiviral and antifungal medications in pregnancy. For antiviral medications, acyclovir and trichloroacetic acid are safe to use in pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449340/identifying-the-optimal-strategy-for-screening-of-advanced-colorectal-neoplasia
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Yoon Suk Jung, Chan Hyuk Park, Nam Hee Kim, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To guide selection of optimal screening strategies for advanced colorectal neoplasia (ACRN), we evaluated the screening performances of sigmoidoscopy, fecal immunochemical test (FIT), and the Asia-Pacific Colorectal Screening (APCS) system, as well as combinations of these techniques. METHODS: We reviewed the records of participants who had undergone a colonoscopy and FIT as part of a comprehensive health-screening program. Results of sigmoidoscopy were estimated from lesions under colonoscopic examination...
May 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449257/the-development-and-application-of-random-match-probabilities-to-firearm-and-toolmark-identification
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John E Murdock, Nicholas D K Petraco, John I Thornton, Michael T Neel, Todd J Weller, Robert M Thompson, James E Hamby, Eric R Collins
The field of firearms and toolmark analysis has encountered deep scrutiny of late, stemming from a handful of voices, primarily in the law and statistical communities. While strong scrutiny is a healthy and necessary part of any scientific endeavor, much of the current criticism leveled at firearm and toolmark analysis is, at best, misinformed and, at worst, punditry. One of the most persistent criticisms stems from the view that as the field lacks quantified random match probability data (or at least a firm statistical model) with which to calculate the probability of a false match, all expert testimony concerning firearm and toolmark identification or source attribution is unreliable and should be ruled inadmissible...
May 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449101/synthetic-biology-approaches-for-the-production-of-plant-metabolites-in-unicellular-organisms
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Tessa Moses, Payam Mehrshahi, Alison G Smith, Alain Goossens
Synthetic biology is the repurposing of biological systems for novel objectives and applications. Through the co-ordinated and balanced expression of genes, both native and those introduced from other organisms, resources within an industrial chassis can be siphoned for the commercial production of high-value commodities. This developing interdisciplinary field has the potential to revolutionize natural product discovery from higher plants, by providing a diverse array of tools, technologies, and strategies for exploring the large chemically complex space of plant natural products using unicellular organisms...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449088/clinical-manifestations-of-scrub-typhus
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Senaka Rajapakse, Praveen Weeratunga, Sriharan Sivayoganathan, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando
The mite-borne rickettsial zoonosis scrub typhus is widely prevalent in parts of Southeast and Far East Asia, and northern Australia. The disease is an acute febrile illness, associated with rash and often an eschar, which responds dramatically to treatment with antibiotics. In some cases it results in a serious illness leading to multiple organ involvement and death. The disease manifestations are thought to result from a systemic vasculitis, caused by both direct effects of the organisms as well as an exaggerated immune response, although little is understood about its pathogenesis...
April 25, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449041/periodontal-disease-tooth-loss-and-cancer-risk
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Dominique S Michaud, Zhuxuan Fu, Jian Shi, Mei Chung
Periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis and periodontitis, is highly prevalent in adults and disease severity increases with age. The relationship between periodontal disease and oral cancer has been examined for several decades, but there is increasing interest in the link between periodontal disease and overall cancer risk, with systemic inflammation serving as the main focus for biological plausibility. Numerous case-control studies have addressed the role of oral health in head and neck cancer, and several cohort studies have examined associations with other types of cancers over the past decade...
April 25, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449017/a-multifaceted-intervention-to-improve-primary-care-radiology-referral-quality-and-value-in-canterbury
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Kieran Holland, Graham McGeoch, Carolyn Gullery
AIMS: This article describes a seven-year multifaceted intervention leading to sustained improvement in primary care radiology referral quality and value in Canterbury, New Zealand, and discusses the transferability to other health systems. METHODS: Access criteria were developed with input from general practitioners and hospital-based specialists, and embedded in locally developed clinical pathways. A referral management service was created to streamline referral processes...
April 28, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448992/bethesda-made-it-clearer-a-review-of-542-patients-in-a-single-institution
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Yunus Acar, Lütfi Doğan, H Erhan Güven, Bülent Aksel, Niyazi Karaman, Cihangir Özaslan, M Ali Gülçelik
BACKGROUND: It is essential to interpret fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) material correctly to create a common language among pathologists and surgeons, leading to a uniform approach to thyroid nodule management. We aimed to compare FNAB reports of patients at our institution who were treated with total thyroidectomy, before and after the Bethesda classification system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for thyroid nodules are reviewed...
March 21, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448947/traveling-from-the-hypothalamus-to-the-adipose-tissue-the-thermogenic-pathway
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REVIEW
Cristina Contreras, Rubén Nogueiras, Carlos Diéguez, Kamal Rahmouni, Miguel López
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specialized tissue critical for non-shivering thermogenesis producing heat through mitochondrial uncoupling; whereas white adipose tissue (WAT) is responsible of energy storage in the form of triglycerides. Another type of fat has been described, the beige adipose tissue; this tissue emerges in existing WAT depots but with thermogenic ability, a phenomenon known as browning. Several peripheral signals relaying information about energy status act in the brain, particularly the hypothalamus, to regulate thermogenesis in BAT and browning of WAT...
April 15, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448859/evolution-of-the-methodological-quality-of-controlled-clinical-trials-for-myofascial-trigger-point-treatments-for-the-period-1978-2015-a-systematic-review
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Rahel Stoop, Ron Clijsen, Diego Leoni, Emiliano Soldini, Greta Castellini, Valentina Redaelli, Marco Barbero
BACKGROUND: The methodological quality of controlled clinical trials (CCTs) of physiotherapeutic treatment modalities for myofascial trigger points (MTrP) has not been investigated yet. OBJECTIVES: To detect the methodological quality of CCTs for physiotherapy treatments of MTrPs and demonstrating the possible increase over time. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in two databases, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Medicine Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System online (MEDLINE), using the same keywords and selection procedure corresponding to pre-defined inclusion criteria...
April 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448777/effect-of-an-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experience-on-medication-therapy-management-services-in-a-centralized-retail-pharmacy-program
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Joseph P Vande Griend, Melissa Rodgers, Wesley Nuffer
BACKGROUND: Medication therapy management (MTM) delivery is increasingly important in managed care. Successful delivery positively affects patient health and improves Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services star ratings, a measure of health plan quality. As MTM services continue to grow, there is an increased need for efficient and effective care models. The primary objectives of this project were to describe the delivery of MTM services by fourth-year Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students in a centralized retail pharmacy system and to evaluate and quantify the clinical and financial contributions of the students...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448733/endogenous-meningococcal-endophthalmitis-with-isolated-joint-involvement-in-immunocompetent-adults
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Vishal Shah, Anurag Garg, Miles Stanford
PURPOSE: We report two cases of endogenous meningococcal endophthalmitis in immunocompetent adults presenting with unilateral ocular disease and joint involvement. METHODS: A retrospective review of two patients with endogenous endophthalmitis due to Neisseria meningitidis with associated arthropathy was conducted. The clinical presentation, investigations, treatment, and outcomes are presented. RESULTS: Vitreous sampling confirmed Neisseria meningitidis via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in both cases...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448730/retinal-manifestations-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-case-report-of-bilateral-diffuse-chorioretinopathy-with-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rene Y Choi, Russell J Swan, Aimee Hersh, Albert T Vitale
PURPOSE: To review a case of bilateral diffuse chorioretinopathy as a presenting sign of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and review the literature regarding retinal manifestations associated with this disease. METHODS: Review of case record and literature regarding retinal manifestations related to juvenile dermatomyositis. RESULTS: A 13-year-old girl presented with bilateral diffuse chorioretinopathy as the presenting sign of juvenile dermatomyositis...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448602/clinical-presentation-and-management-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria
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Otto Pichlhöfer, Manfred Maier, Roza Badr-Eslam, Robin Ristl, Magdalena Zebrowska, Irene M Lang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Austria. However, no systematic information exists regarding characteristics and treatments of contemporary patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) in Austria. We assembled two retrospective physicians' databases to describe demographics, clinical profiles, and therapeutic strategies in patients with stable CAD. In addition, we compared patient profiles of secondary care internists and hospital-based cardiologists with those of general practitioners in a primary care setting outside of hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448440/is-polysialylated-ncam-not-only-a-regulator-during-brain-development-but-also-during-the-formation-of-other-organs
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REVIEW
Christina E Galuska, Thomas Lütteke, Sebastian P Galuska
In mammals several cell adhesion molecules are involved during the pre- and postnatal development of all organ systems. A very prominent member of this family is the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM). Interestingly, NCAM can be a target for a special form of posttranslational modification: polysialylation. Whereas nearly all extracellular proteins bear mono-sialic acid residues, only a very small group can be polysialylated. Polysialic acid is a highly negatively-charged sugar polymer and can comprise more than 90 sialic acid residues in postnatal mouse brains increasing dramatically the hydrodynamic radius of their carriers...
April 27, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448364/deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-clinical-review
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Ave Preston, Aditi Rao, Robyn Strauss, Rebecca Stamm, Demetra Zalman
: A deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI) is a serious type of pressure injury that begins in the muscle closest to the bone and may not be visible in its early stages. Its hallmark is rapid deterioration despite the use of appropriate preventive interventions. In 2007, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel added suspected deep tissue injuries to the traditional classification system, and by 2010 DTPIs had accounted for about 9% of all pressure injuries and were for the first time more prevalent than stage 3 or 4 pressure injuries...
May 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448331/a-nurse-directed-model-for-nitrous-oxide-use-during-labor
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Toni Pinyan, Kelly Curlee, Mellanie Keever, Kathleen M Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Nitrous oxide has a long history of use and has been well documented in the literature as a safe, effective, and inexpensive option for pain management in labor in other countries, but it is underused in the United States. LOCAL PROBLEM: Pain relief options for laboring women in rural community hospitals with a small perinatal service are limited due to lack of availability of in-house anesthesia coverage. METHOD: This quality improvement project involved development and implementation of a nurse-driven, self-administered, demand-flow nitrous oxide program as an option for pain relief for laboring women in a rural community hospital...
May 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448263/zinc-and-wound-healing-a-review-of-zinc-physiology-and-clinical-applications
#19
Samuel Kogan, Aditya Sood, Mark S Garnick
Our understanding of the role of zinc in normal human physiology is constantly expanding, yet there are major gaps in our knowledge with regard to the function of zinc in wound healing. This review aims to provide the clinician with sufficient understanding of zinc biology and an up-to-date perspective on the role of zinc in wound healing. Zinc is an essential ion that is crucial for maintenance of normal physiology, and zinc deficiency has many manifestations ranging from delayed wound healing to immune dysfunction and impairment of multiple sensory systems...
April 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448238/single-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-the-treatment-of-noninfectious-uveitis
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Ariane Frère, Laure Caspers, Dorine Makhoul, Lia Judice, Laurence Postelmans, Xavier Janssens, Pierre Lefebvre, Christian Mélot, François Willermain
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IVT-DI; Ozurdex; Allergan, Inc.) on visual acuity, macular thickness, and intraocular pressure (IOP) in active noninfectious uveitis. METHODS: Medical records of patients with noninfectious active uveitis treated by IVT-DIs were retrospectively reviewed. Uveitis etiologies, treatment indications, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central retinal thickness measured by ocular coherence tomography, IOP, and systemic, local, and topical treatments were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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