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Jennifer P Pascali, Paolo Fais, Fabio Vaiano, Nicola Pigaiani, Stefano D'Errico, Sandra Furlanetto, Diego Palumbo, Elisabetta Bertol
Drug tampering practices, with the aim to increase availability of drug delivery and/or enhance drug effects, are accessible on Internet and are practiced by some portion of recreational drug users. Not rarely, recreational misuse may result in toxic and even fatal results. The aim of the present study was to assess the tampering risk of medicaments containing different formulations of an opioid in combination with paracetamol or dexketoprofen, following the procedures reported in dedicated forums on the web...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Sebastiano A G Lava, Valéry Elie, Phuong Thi Viet Ha, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
As more new drugs are discovered, traditional designs come at their limits. Ten years after the adoption of the European Paediatric Regulation, we performed a systematic review on the US National Library of Medicine and Excerpta Medica database of sequential trials involving newborns. Out of 326 identified scientific reports, 21 trials were included. They enrolled 2832 patients, of whom 2099 were analyzed: the median number of neonates included per trial was 48 (IQR 22-87), median gestational age was 28.7 (IQR 27...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Lixia Hu, Fanliang Kong, Yueyin Pan
Purpose: Previous studies investigating the association between interleukin-17A (IL-17A) G197A polymorphism and gastric cancer risk have provided inconsistent results. We, therefore, conducted this meta-analysis to clarify the association between IL-17A G197A polymorphism and gastric cancer risk. Methods: We searched PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database, and CNKI databases to identify relevant studies up to June 10, 2017. A total of 16 case-control studies including 6,624 cases and 7,631 controls were identified...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Ebtissam M Almadi, Amal A Almohaimede
Herbal remedies are used throughout the world, either in earlier or in recent times. The number of studies on this alternative therapeutic system increased in the last decades. In this paper, the relevant literature on the use of natural products in root canal therapy is revised from a MEDLINE database search. The uses of medicinal plants in endodontics include cleaning and disinfection of root canals, intracanal medicaments between appointments, sealer cements, and for removal of obturation material. Other studies showed the effect of natural products in pulpal and dentin repair...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Egle Bendoraitiene, Sandra Zemgulyte, Marija Borisovaite
Background: Avulsion of the permanent teeth is one of the most serious oral health problems among active children and adolescents. Traumatized patients require immediate and correct treatment in order to restore damaged structures and function that have major impact on daily patient's life. As a result, proper guidelines and fast treatment methods are necessary. This case report discusses treatment of maxillary right central incisor with an open apex that had been avulsed and replanted...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
Chuen-Lin Huang, Kaw-Chen Wang, Ying-Chen Yang, Chun-Tang Chiou, Chia-Hui Tan, Yun-Lian Lin, Nai-Kuei Huang
BACKGROUND: According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, Gastrodia elata (GE) Blume is a top-grade herbal medicine frequently used to treat dizziness, headaches, tetanus, and epilepsy, suggesting that it affects neurological functions. Although studies have supported its effects in preventing diverse neurodegenerations such as Huntington's disease (HD), its mechanisms require further investigation. PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of the molecular mechanism of GE to prevent mutant huntingtin (mHTT) protein aggregation by focusing on mitochondrial function and biogenesis, which have been proposed as the therapeutic targets of HD...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
G Anuradha Reddy, E Sridevi, A J Sai Sankar, K Pranitha, M J S Pratap Gowd, C Vinay
Aim: Maintenance of primary dentition is imperative for the development of arch form, esthetics, function, mastication, and normal eruption of permanent teeth. Premature loss can cause various problems such as ectopic eruption, space loss for the successor permanent teeth, alterations in speech, and impairment of function. Hence, decayed primary teeth should not be extracted and treated whenever possible. Pulpectomy is generally recommended as a treatment of choice in such cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success of pulpectomized primary teeth with chronic infection using a mixture of metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, and minocycline (3MIX)-MP as an intracanal medicament before the obturation...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Sheetal Chauhan, Monika Bansal, Gayasuddin Khan, Sarita K Yadav, Ashish K Singh, Pradyot Prakash, Brahmeshwar Mishra
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was to prepare curcumin (CUR) loaded biodegradable crosslinked gelatin (GE) film to alleviate the existing shortcomings in the treatment of periodontitis. SIGNIFICANCE: Gelatin film was optimized to provide anticipated mucoadhesive strength, mechanical properties, folding endurance and prolonged drug release over treatment duration, for successful application in the periodontitis. METHODS: The film was developed by using solvent casting technique and "Design of Experiments" approach was employed for evaluating the influence of independent variables on dependent response variables...
February 12, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Adriana Ferlazzo, Cristina Cravana, Esterina Fazio, Pietro Medica
In order to acquire a pattern of thyroid involvement in welfare maintenance in Ruminants and Equines, this review summarizes data concerning the reference values of total and free iodothyronines and their modifications in physiological conditions and in different management conditions (pregnancy, lactation, weaning, growth, isolation, restraint, shearing, confinement and transportation). Thyroidal and extrathyroidal tissues efficiently respond to management practices, giving a differentiated contribution to circulating iodothyronine changes...
February 2, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Rodrigo R Salinas, Carlos Echeverría B, Anamaría Arriagada U, Alejandro Goic G, Carlos Quintana V, Alberto Rojas O, Alejandro Serani M, Paulina Taboada R, Ricardo Vacarezza Y
During the last years, bioethical discussion has highlighted the role of the patients' autonomy, being informed consent its particular expression, about decisions that they should make about their own health. The Hippocratic tradition, the deontological positions of the Geneva Declaration of the World Medical Association and numerous codes of ethics in various countries, require that the physician, above all, should ensure patients' health. In this context the discussion on pros and cons for the so-called "therapeutic privilege" are discussed...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Monserrat Gerardo-Ramírez, Jesús Zavaleta-Castro, Luis Enrique Gómez-Quiroz
El periodo comprendido entre 1861 y 1867, marcado por la ocupación extranjera, particularmente por Francia, es sin lugar a dudas rico en gestas de patriotismo sin igual en la historia de México por la coyuntura política, militar e incluso religiosa del periodo en cuestión; sin embargo, poco se ha abordado de manera concreta el estado que guardaban la salud y la ciencia médica en dicho periodo, lleno de episodios sumamente interesantes en cuanto a epidemias como el tifo, la fiebre amarilla o el cólera, sobre todo cuando estas enfermedades afectaron y marcaron el rumbo de la historia nacional, a la par con el desarrollo de la naciente medicina científica mexicana encabezada por varios médicos, en especial por el Dr...
2018: Gaceta Médica de México
Yung Sing Ch'ng, Yean Chun Loh, Chu Shan Tan, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Wan Maznah Wan Omar, Mun Fei Yam
The seeds of Swietenia macrophylla King (SM) (Meliaceae) are used as a folk medicine for the treatment of hypertension in Malaysia. However, the antihypertensive and vasorelaxant effects of SM seeds are still not widely studied. Thus, this study was designed to investigate the in vivo antihypertensive effects and in vitro mechanism of vasorelaxation of a 50% ethanolic SM seed extract (SM50) and the fingerprint of SM50 was developed through tri-step Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The vasorelaxant activity and the underlying mechanisms of SM50 were evaluated on thoracic aortic rings isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats in the presence of antagonists...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
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BACKGROUND: Prophylactic cranial irradiation halves the rate of brain metastases in patients with small cell lung cancer. Individual randomized trials conducted on patients in complete remission were unable to clarify whether this treatment improves survival. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to test whether prophylactic cranial irradiation prolongs survival of patients with small cell lung cancer in complete remission. SEARCH METHODS: Published and unpublished trials were eligible...
February 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Rashmi Baranwal, Vijay Duggi, Alok Avinash, Alok Dubey, Sulabh Pagaria, Harsha Munot
Introduction: One of the most important factors for successful endodontic therapy is root canal cleaning. The difficulty involved in eliminating microorganisms, as well as their residual presence, warrants the use of root canal dressings after bio-mechanical preparation. Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the diffusion ability between nonalcoholic calcium hydroxide-propolis paste, calcium hydroxide-saline paste, and calcium hydroxide-propylene glycol paste...
October 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Arwa Aldeeri, Haya Alzaid, Renad Alshunaiber, Shahad Meaigel, Naila A Shaheen, Abdallah Adlan
Self-medication is a widespread behavior worldwide. It is defined as the practice of self-diagnosis and drug prescription without proper professional consultation. Aim: To determine the prevalence and predictors of self-medication for oral health problems among adults living in Riyadh city. Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a structured close-ended questionnaire was distributed among adults visiting shopping malls in all different five regions of Riyadh. A two-stage sampling technique was used: cluster and simple random sampling...
February 1, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
Majid Nimrouzi, Mohammad Mehdi Zarshenas
Objective: Anorexia and impaired appetite (Dysorexia) are common symptoms with varying causes, and often need no serious medical intervention. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a chronic psychiatric disease with a high mortality rate. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM), anorexia is a condition in which anorexic patients lose appetite due to dystemperament. This review aims to discuss the common points of traditional and conventional approaches rather than introducing Persian medical recommendations suitable for nowadays use...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
A Agrafioti, D G Giannakoulas, C G Filippatos, E G Kontakiotis
AIM: The aim of this study was to gather all the clinical studies regarding apexification and artificial apical barrier techniques, point out the possible differences of the clinical procedures and investigate how these are changing over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search was carried out in PubMed, covering the period from March 1968 to July 2015. More articles were retrieved by hand-searching or by the reference section of the included articles. Specific criteria were set in order to determine the relevance of each study...
December 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
O Carti, F Oznurhan
OBJECTIVES: Pulpotomy is the common therapy for cariously exposed pulps in symptom-free primary molar teeth. For many years, researchers have searched for an ideal material that allows regeneration of the residual pulp. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), Biodentine as a pulpotomy medicament in primary teeth, both clinically and radiographically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 children (50 human primary molar teeth) aged between 5 and 9 years were selected in this randomized clinical study...
December 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Rui-Jie Nie, Ying-Zi Wang, Zhen-Yang Sun, Si-Yu Wang, Jing-Zhen Zhang
Study on the standardization of Chinese materia medica is an important action for modernization and globalization for traditional Chinese medicine. Standardization on the processing of Chinese herbal pieces is an important part in the study on standardization of Chinese materia medica, so it is of great significance to establish the technical processing standards of Angelicae Sinensis Radix pieces for improving its quality. In this study, single factor experiment was designed to optimize the softening, cutting and drying processes of Angelicae Sinensis Radix...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
M Zhou, J Ye
Japanese physicians of Edo Period (1603-1867) wrote many dietetic books, by combining the knowledge system (content and compiling style) and thoughts of diet therapy from China with local condition in Japan. Among them, the Pao chu bei yong wo ming ben cao(Japanese Materia Medica Prepared for Kitchen), written by Mukai Genshou, a physician in the early Edo, is the earliest comprehensive work of dietetic materia medica. In this book, the choice and usage of Japanese dietetic materia medica reveals obvious Japanese local color, including the name, morphology, cultivation, collection, identification, nature and flavor, and indication etc...
November 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
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