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Ensaf M Al-Hujaily, Tanvir Khatlani, Zeyad Alehaideb, Rizwan Ali, Bader Almuzaini, Bahauddeen M Alrfaei, Jahangir Iqbal, Imadul Islam, Shuja Malik, Bader A Marwani, Salam Massadeh, Atef Nehdi, Barrak Alsomaie, Bader Debasi, Ibraheem Bushnak, Saeed Noibi, Syed Hussain, Wahid Abdul Wajid, Jean-Pierre Armand, Sheraz Gul, Julen Oyarzabal, Rana Rais, Chas Bountra, Ahmed Alaskar, Bander Al Knawy, Mohamed Boudjelal
The 'Therapeutics discovery: From bench to first in-human trials' conference, held at the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from October 10-12, 2017, provided a unique opportunity for experts worldwide to discuss advances in drug discovery and development, focusing on phase I clinical trials. It was the first event of its kind to be hosted at the new research center, which was constructed to boost drug discovery and development in the KSA in collaboration with institutions, such as the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium in the United States of America (USA), Structural Genomics Consortium of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK), and Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in China...
March 2018: Biomedical Reports
Jing Wang, Aimin Yang, Jie Zhang, Na Sun, Xiangwen Li, Xinghui Li, Qiling Liu, Jun Li, Xiaomei Ren, Zunhua Ke, Rongqiang Zhang
To provide an evidence-based medical basis for the treatment of osteoarthritis, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between asporin (ASPN) gene polymorphism and susceptibility to osteoarthritis (OA). The current study searched the literature from January 1st, 1915 through February 1st, 2017 using the Cochrane Library, PubMed, the Excerpta Medica database (EMBASE) and three main Chinese databases (VIP, CNKI and Wan Fang). Cohort and case-control studies that explored the association between different types of ASPN alleles and OA susceptibility were evaluated...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xiao-Ying Fu, Hui-Min Guo, Wei Cong, Xiang-Cai Meng
The increasing demand of Chinese materia medica could not be supplied by wild resource, and the cultivated medicinal materials become popular, which led to decreased quality of many medicinal materials due to the difference of the circumstance between the wild and the cultivated. How to improve quality becomes key points of Chinese medicine resource. The leaves of Scutellaria baicalensis were sprayed with H₂O₂, the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) changed little, but there had been a marked decrease of peroxidase (POD) and ascorbic oxidase (APX), which showed that the antioxidase system declined...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Sarah Ivy Gallagher, Debora Candace Matthews
Background: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate whether patients with gingival recession would benefit from an acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) in ways that are comparable to the gold standard of the subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). Materials and Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing ADMG to SCTG for the treatment of Miller Class I and II recession defects was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched up to March 2016 for controlled trials with minimum 6 months duration...
November 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Mohamed Djamel Miara, Hamdi Bendif, Mohammed Ait Hammou, Irene Teixidor-Toneu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This study is the first ethnobotanical survey focusing on the herbal medicines traditionally used by the nomadic community of the Algerian steppe, identifying new medicinal plants and uses from one of the most characteristic indigenous populations in Algeria. Moreover, the study contributes to the understanding of transmission of medicinal plant knowledge in the Mediterranean basin. AIM OF THE STUDY: This work aims to document the phytotherapeutical knowledge and practice of the nomadic community of the Algerian steppe, and compare it with neighbouring sedentary populations and Mediterranean historical texts...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Giuseppe Candilio, Emilia De Luca, Angelo Iannicelli, Guido Sciaudone, Gianluca Pellino, Rosario Sacco, Francesco Selvaggi, Giuseppe Sammarco, Gaetano Gallo
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a disabilitating growing condition and represent a challenge for every surgeon. It is associated with the activation of the inflammatory pathway and this may have a negative impact on the natural history of some rheumatic diseases. Bariatric surgery, reducing obesity, could bring to a minor activation of the well-known inflammatory pathway with improvement of these diseases. The aim of this review is to investigate the role of weight loss, achieved through bariatric surgery, in rheumatic diseases...
March 13, 2018: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
Driss Berdaï, Florence Thomas-Delecourt, Karine Szwarcensztein
Early market access of health products is associated with a larger number of requests for information by the health authorities. Compared with these expectations, the growing expansion of health databases represents an opportunity for responding to questions raised by the authorities. The computerised nature of the health system provides numerous sources of data, and first and foremost medical/administrative databases such as the French National Inter-Scheme Health Insurance Information System (SNIIRAM) database...
December 30, 2017: Thérapie
S Mejía-Rivera, S A Pérez-Marroquín, R Cortés-González, H Medina-Franco
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Esophagectomy is a highly invasive surgery and one of its postoperative complications is anastomotic leakage, occurring in 53% of cases. The aim of the present study was to determine the sensitivity of the contrast-enhanced swallow study as a method for diagnosing anastomotic leak in patients that underwent esophagectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present retrospective study included the case records of patients that underwent esophagectomy with reconstruction and cervical anastomosis at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán within the time frame of January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2006...
March 7, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
Luz Fonacier, Irum Noor
OBJECTIVE: Contact dermatitis (CD) is a common disease seen by allergists. Although underutilized, patch testing (PT) remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of allergic CD. It is not difficult to perform, however, the interpretation of the PT, proper classification of the results and determination of their relevance, need an appropriate level of expertise. The objective of this article is to provide a review of CD and its key allergens and provide updates and recommendations for the practicing allergist...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Y Ustun, S Düzgün, T Aslan, A Aktı
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiencies of different irrigation protocols in the removal of triple antibiotic paste (TAP) from root canals. Materials and Methods: A total of 127 extracted human maxillary incisor teeth were prepared. Then, root-end resection of 3 mm was accomplished to simulate immature apex model. The root canals were filled with TAP, after 21 days, randomly divided into nine groups according to irrigation systems and solutions (n = 13)...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Angela D'Ascola, Giuseppe Bruschetta, Gabriella Zanghì, Salvatore Campo, Pietro Medica, Stefania Campana, Guido Ferlazzo, Bernhard F Gibbs, Alida Maria Ferlazzo
Serotonin (5-HT) is a neurohormone transported from plasma into platelets and leukocytes by a specific transporter (SERT). While it is known that the brain 5-HT system is modulated by physical exercise, the peripheral serotoninergic response to exercise is not yet fully elucidated. In particular, this study aimed to evaluate changes in plasma 5-HT levels and equine leukocyte SERT expression in response to treadmill exercise in untrained horses. Analyses were carried out pre- and post-treadmill exercise. 5-HT plasma levels were analysed by HPLC...
February 27, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
J Bi, Y Liu, X M Liu, L M Jiang, X Chen
AIM: To investigate the antibacterial activity of a novel intracanal medicament, iRoot FM, against Porphyromonas endodontalis (P. endodontalis) and its effects on the proliferation and osteo-/odontogenic differentiation of stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP). METHODOLOGY: The agar diffusion test was used to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of iRoot FM with two traditional intracanal medicaments, calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] and triple antibiotic paste (TAP)...
March 7, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
Mohammad M Zarshenas, Ramin Ansari, Amirhossein Dadbakhsh, Maryam Mohammadi
Among various neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS) is an expanding global immune-related inflammatory disease with complex etiologies. There is increasing demand for the use and administration of natural medicaments for this disorder. Traditional Persian medicine (TPM) is a school of medicine and a medicinal plants-based resource for clinical studies put forward by Persian scholars. This paper aims to gather and study the effectiveness of all medicinal plants from the most popular Persian pharmacopeias...
March 5, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
A C S Marinho, T T To, R P Darveau, B P F A Gomes
AIM: To investigate the influence of auxiliary chemical substances (ACS) and calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] dressings on LPS/lipid A detection and its functional ability in activating Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). METHODOLOGY: Fusobacterium nucleatum pellets were exposed to antimicrobial agents as following: 1) ACS: 5.25%, 2.5% and 1% sodium hypochlorite solutions (NaOCl), 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) (gel and solution) and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); 2) Intracanal medicament: Ca(OH)2 paste for various periods (1h, 24h, 7 days, 14 days and 30 days); 3) Combination of substances: a) 2...
March 5, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
Shi-Man Gao, Jiu-Shi Liu, Min Wang, Ting-Ting Cao, Yao-Dong Qi, Ben-Gang Zhang, Xiao-Bo Sun, Hai-Tao Liu, Pei-Gen Xiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Species of the genus Codonopsis are perennial herbs mainly distributed throughout East, Southeast and Central Asia. As recorded, they have been used as traditional Chinese medicines since the Qing Dynasty, where they were claimed for strengthening the spleen and tonifying the lung, as well as nourishing blood and engendering liquid. Some species are also used as food materials in southern China and Southeast Asia, such as tea, wine, soup, plaster, and porridge...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Despo Ierodiakonou, Katharine Jarrold, Sergio Cunha, Jennifer Chivinge, Zoe Robinson, Natalie Geoghegan, Alisha Ruparelia, Pooja Devani, Marialena Trivella, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Robert J Boyle
BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty about the influence of diet during pregnancy and infancy on a child's immune development. We assessed whether variations in maternal or infant diet can influence risk of allergic or autoimmune disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Two authors selected studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) was used to assess certainty of findings. We searched Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Excerpta Medica dataBASE (EMBASE), Web of Science, Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Literatura Latino Americana em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) between January 1946 and July 2013 for observational studies and until December 2017 for intervention studies that evaluated the relationship between diet during pregnancy, lactation, or the first year of life and future risk of allergic or autoimmune disease...
February 2018: PLoS Medicine
Daria Pašalić
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February 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
H Nazzal, H Tong, P Nixon, M Duggal
Background Several guidelines have been published advocating the use of regenerative endodontic therapy (RET) in managing non-vital immature permanent teeth. It is unclear, however, how many UK paediatric dental specialists routinely use this technique and their opinion of its outcomes, and barriers to its use.Aim To assess the knowledge, experience and the opinion of UK based paediatric dental specialists/trainees (UKPDS/T) and practitioners working in the capacity of paediatric dental specialists on the use of RET...
February 23, 2018: British Dental Journal
Bernold Kenteu, Yannick F Fogang, Ulrich Flore Nyaga, Joseline G Zafack, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Joseph Kamtchum-Tatuene
INTRODUCTION: Headache disorders (HD) are among the most frequent neurological disorders seen in neurology practice. Because secondary HD are rare, patients' examination is most often unremarkable. However, the will to relieve patients' anxiety and the fear of prosecutions lead to overuse of neuroimaging thus resulting in the discovery of incidental findings (IF) or normal variants that can lead to futile or harmful procedures. Knowing the probability of identifying a potentially clinically significant lesion in patients with isolated headache could facilitate decision-making and reduce health costs...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
Outi Swanljung, Miira M Vehkalahti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the role of root canal irrigants and medicaments in endodontic injuries verified in Finland and to estimate the rate of such events over time. METHODS: The study material comprised all endodontic injuries verified by the Patient Insurance Centre in 2002 to 2006 (n = 521) and 2011 to 2013 (n = 449). The data, based on patient documents scrutinized by 2 specialists in endodontics, included patients' and dentists' sex and age and the service sector...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
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