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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749197/cardiovascular-benefits-and-safety-of-non-insulin-medications-used-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Srikanth Yandrapalli, George Jolly, Adam Horblitt, Abdallah Sanaani, Wilbert S Aronow
Diabetes mellitus is a growing in exponential proportions. If the current growth trend continues, it may result in every third adult in the United States having diabetes mellitus by 2050, and every 10(th) adult worldwide. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) confers a 2- to 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared with non-diabetic patients, and CV mortality is responsible for around 80% mortality in this population. Patients with T2DM can have other features of insulin resistance-metabolic syndrome like hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and obesity which are all associated with increased CV disease and stroke risk even in the absence of T2DM...
July 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748871/toxicity-of-star-fruit-averrhoa-carambola-in-renal-patients-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Camilo Aranguren, Camila Vergara, Diego Rosselli
Several reports have discussed the neurotoxic effects of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is also some evidence highlighting the potentially harmful effects on patients with apparently normal renal function, who after consuming this fruit, developed acute renal injury. We performed a systematic review of the literature in the two main global databases (PubMed and Embase) as well as in Lilacs, for Latin American publications. We also included case reports, case series, or review articles which presented individual patient data...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748654/review-article-does-acupuncture-have-a-role-in-providing-analgesia-in-the-emergency-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrew L Jan, Emogene S Aldridge, Ian R Rogers, Eric J Visser, Max K Bulsara, Richard C Niemtzow
Acupuncture might offer a novel approach to improve ED pain management. Our primary aim was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture in the emergency setting while secondary objectives were to explore its suitability through its side-effect profile, patient satisfaction, cost, administration time and points used. Seven databases and Google Scholar were searched up to 31 July 2016 using MeSH descriptors for three overarching themes concerning acupuncture, pain management and emergency medicine. Meta-analysis was performed on randomised trials for three comparator groups: acupuncture versus sham, acupuncture versus standard analgesia care and acupuncture-as-an-adjunct to standard care, to calculate the standardised mean difference and weighted mean difference for pain scores out of 10...
July 26, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748064/publication-practices-and-responsible-authorship-a-review-article
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Elvis E Tarkang, Margaret Kweku, Francis B Zotor
Dissemination of research findings through the publication of one's work or a group of contributors is an important part of the research process, as this allows the passing on of benefits to a much wider community. In whatever evocative form this dissemination may take, the onus lies on the author(s) to ensure adherence to the code of ethics as it pertains to the integrity of the information being put out. We publish because we want our findings to be adapted into practice and application, or in some cases may be relevant to policy makers in decision-making...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747952/human-permanent-ectoparasites-recent-advances-on-biology-and-clinical-significance-of-demodex-mites-narrative-review-article
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Dorota Litwin, WenChieh Chen, Ewa Dzika, Joanna Korycińska
BACKGROUND: Demodex is a genus of mites living predominantly in mammalian pilosebaceous units. They are commonly detected in the skin of face, with increasing numbers in inflammatory lesions. Causation between Demodex mites and inflammatory diseases, such as rosacea, blepharitis, perioral and seborrhoeic dermatitis or chalazion, is controversially discussed. Clinical observations indicate a primary form of human Demodex infection. The aim of this review was to highlight the biological aspects of Demodex infestation and point out directions for the future research...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747873/mitochondria-bioenergetics-and-excitotoxicity-new-therapeutic-targets-in-perinatal-brain-injury
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Bryan Leaw, Syam Nair, Rebecca Lim, Claire Thornton, Carina Mallard, Henrik Hagberg
Injury to the fragile immature brain is implicated in the manifestation of long-term neurological disorders, including childhood disability such as cerebral palsy, learning disability and behavioral disorders. Advancements in perinatal practice and improved care mean the majority of infants suffering from perinatal brain injury will survive, with many subtle clinical symptoms going undiagnosed until later in life. Hypoxic-ischemia is the dominant cause of perinatal brain injury, and constitutes a significant socioeconomic burden to both developed and developing countries...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745950/declaring-conflict-of-interest-current-state-of-affairs-in-the-ophthalmic-literature
#7
Jamie Lea Schaefer, Noemie Aubert Bonn, Geert Craenen
CONTEXT: The importance of transparency with financial ties in biomedical research is widely recognized, and most peer-reviewed journals require declarations of Conflicts of Interest (COI). Nonetheless, variability in the consistency of declarations of COI has been sparsely assessed. OBJECTIVES: To assess consistency and rates of COI declarations in the ophthalmic literature and the effectiveness of journal COI policies. METHODS: We analyzed consistency and completeness of declaration of COI in the ophthalmic literature and compared the levels of completeness to specific journal requirements...
July 26, 2017: Accountability in Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744708/topics-of-nuclear-medicine-research-in-europe
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Masayuki Inubushi, Tomohiro Kaneta, Takayoshi Ishimori, Etsuko Imabayashi, Atsutaka Okizaki, Naohiko Oku
Last year in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, we introduced some recent nuclear medicine research conducted in Japan. This was favorably received by European readers in the main. This year we wish to focus on the Annals of Nuclear Medicine on some of the fine nuclear medicine research work executed in Europe recently. In the current review article, we take up five topics: prostate-specific membrane antigen imaging, recent advances in radionuclide therapy, [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (PET) for dementia, quantitative PET assessment of myocardial perfusion, and iodine-124 ((124)I)...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743507/ketamine-for-pain-management-side-effects-potential-adverse-events
#9
Cheryl A Allen, Julius R Ivester
An old anesthetic agent, ketamine is finding new use in lower doses for analgesic purposes. There are concerns stemming from its potential side effects-specifically psychomimetic effects. These side effects are directly related to dose amount. The doses used for analgesic purposes are much lower than those used for anesthesia purposes. A literature review was performed to ascertain potential side effects and/or adverse events when using ketamine for analgesia purposes. The search included CINAHL, PubMed, and Ovid using the search terms "ketamine," "ketamine infusion," "pain," "adverse events," "practice guideline," and "randomized controlled trial...
July 22, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743192/searching-for-evidence-of-an-anti-inflammatory-diet-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-for-pediatric-obesity-interventions-with-a-focus-on-leptin-ghrelin-and-adiponectin
#10
Kimberly A Lewis, Sharon A Brown
PROBLEM: To address the complex phenomenon of pediatric obesity, one must understand the physiological mechanisms regulating energy intake and inflammation. The peptide hormones leptin, ghrelin, and adiponectin are involved in both, but their functions are dysregulated in obesity. The purpose of this systematic review is (1) to characterize studies of nutrition interventions for weight management in children who measure these peptides as outcomes, (2) to assess risk of bias in the studies, and (3) to determine the relationships between these peptides and body mass index (BMI)...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742984/single-versus-combined-immunoregulatory-approach-using-pd-1-and-ctla-4-modulators-in-controlling-sepsis
#11
Courtney P Rudick, David L Cornell, Devendra K Agrawal
Sepsis is a disease process characterized by an extreme inflammatory response followed by a period of severe immunosuppression. In recent years, there has been improved survival in the initial immune response during systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and compensatory anti-inflammatory response, yet is mostly unchanged with 18-30% mortality during the later stage of sepsis despite numerous Phase 3 clinical trials. Areas covered: This review article presents a critical evaluation of the most promising newer studies aimed at improving the immunosuppressive stage of sepsis...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742956/fluorescence-and-sensing-applications-of-graphene-oxide-and-graphene-quantum-dots-a-review
#12
Peng Zheng, Nianqiang Wu
Graphene oxide and graphene quantum dots are attractive fluorophores, which are inexpensive, non-toxic, photo-stable, water-soluble, biocompatible and environmentally friendly. They find extensive applications in fluorescent biosensors and chemi-sensors, in which they either serve as fluorophores or quenchers. As fluorophores, they display the tunable photoluminescence emission and the "Giant Red-Edge Effect". As quenchers, they exhibit a remarkable quenching efficiency via either electron transfer or Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) process...
July 25, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741908/research-capacity-for-childhood-obesity-prevention-in-latin-america-an-area-for-growth
#13
Diana C Parra, Susan Vorkoper, Harold W Kohl, Benjamin Caballero, Carolina Batis, Alejandra Jauregui, Jessica Mason, Michael Pratt
BACKGROUND: The rise of childhood obesity in Latin America calls for research capacity to understand, monitor and implement strategies, policies and programmes to address it. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess current research capacity in Latin America related to childhood obesity, nutrition and physical activity. METHODS: We conducted a search of peer-reviewed articles on childhood obesity in Latin America with at least one Latin American author from 2010 to May 2015...
July 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741657/cover-image-volume-232-number-11-november-2017
#14
Yi Sheng, Lanlan Tang, Lijun Kang, Rui Xiao
Cover: The cover image, by Yi Sheng et al., is based on the Mini-Review Article Membrane Ion Channels and Receptors in Animal Lifespan Modulation, DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25824.
November 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741391/clinical-implications-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-using-and-reversing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#15
Alexandra S Moss, Gerasimos Dimitropoulos, Gregory Y H Lip
The use of non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) drugs is increasingly common in clinical practice. As compared to vitamin K antagonists they are more straightforward to initiate, require no hematological monitoring and offer potentially more stable therapeutic indices. Concern has been raised with regard to their safety profiles particularly in the context of acute reversal in major bleeding. Further issues pertain to patient concordance. Areas Covered: This review article aims to provide an overview of the current evidence relating to NOAC safety as well as the management of NOAC-related major bleeding with particular emphasis on reversal agents in use and in development following a selective literature review...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740595/imaging-guided-percutaneous-interventions-in-hepatic-dome-lesions-tips-and-tricks
#16
REVIEW
Avinash Kambadakone, Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Raul N Uppot, Ashraf Thabet, Debra A Gervais, Ronald S Arellano
Percutaneous hepatic interventions are generally safe given the fact that liver closely abuts the abdominal wall and hence it is easily accessible. However, the superior portion of liver, adjacent to the diaphragm, commonly referred as the "hepatic dome", presents unique challenges for interventionists. Percutaneous access to the hepatic dome may be restricted by anatomical factors and special considerations may be required to avoid injury to the surrounding organs. The purpose of this review article is to discuss certain specific maneuvers and techniques that can enhance the success and safety of interventions in the hepatic dome...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739178/the-role-of-health-literacy-in-predicting-adherence-to-nutritional-recommendations-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Anna Carrara, Peter J Schulz
OBJECTIVE: Synthesize quantitative empirical evidence on the role of health literacy in predicting adherence to dietary recommendations. METHODS: A systematic search of 13 online databases resulted in 1498 articles eligible for screening. Of those, 20 met the predefined inclusion criteria and, together with 6 studies retrieved from their reference lists, were included for review. Screening of full-texts, data extraction and quality appraisal were independently performed by two reviewers...
July 9, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737993/the-effect-of-formulary-restrictions-on-patient-and-payer-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review
#18
Yujin Park, Syed Raza, Aneesh George, Rumjhum Agrawal, John Ko
BACKGROUND: Formulary restrictions are implemented to reduce pharmacy costs and ensure appropriate use of pharmaceutical products. As adoption of formulary restrictions increases with rising pharmacy costs, there is a need to better understand the potential effect of formulary restrictions on patient and payer outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review that assesses the effect of formulary restrictions on the following outcomes: medication adherence, clinical outcomes, treatment satisfaction, drug utilization, health care resource utilization, and economic outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737423/mass-spectrometric-techniques-for-the-analysis-of-volatile-organic-compounds-emitted-from-bacteria
#19
Ileana-Andreea Ratiu, Tomasz Ligor, Victor Bocos-Bintintan, Bogusław Buszewski
Bacteria are the main cause of many human diseases. Typical bacterial identification methods, for example culture-based, serological and genetic methods, are time-consuming, delaying the potential for an early and accurate diagnosis and the appropriate subsequent treatment. Nevertheless, there is a stringent need for in situ tests that are rapid, noninvasive and sensitive, which will greatly facilitate timely treatment of the patients. This review article presents volatile organic metabolites emitted from various micro-organism strains responsible for common bacterial infections in humans...
July 24, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737264/review-article-the-many-potential-roles-of-intestinal-serotonin-5-hydroxytryptamine-5-ht-signalling-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
M D Coates, I Tekin, K E Vrana, G M Mawe
BACKGROUND: Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is an important mediator of every major gut-related function. Recent investigations also suggest that 5-HT can influence the development and severity of inflammation within the gut, particularly in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM: To review the roles that the intestinal serotonin signalling system plays in gut function, with a specific focus on IBD. METHODS: We reviewed manuscripts from 1952 to 2017 that investigated and discussed roles for 5-HT signalling in gastrointestinal function and IBD, as well as the influence of inflammation on 5-HT signalling elements within the gut...
July 24, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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