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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103999/-a-research-on-confucian-scholar-practicing-medicine-at-the-turn-of-the-jin-and-yuan-dynasties
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Y Q Li
After the rising of the Yuan Dynasty by defeating the Jin and Southern Song Dynasties, there were huge influences on the life of the Confucian scholars. A large number of Confucian scholar practiced medicine actively or passively. They practiced medicine in order to live safely in war time; or turned into the officials, with only a few of them even became senior officials. Some Confucian scholars changed their household registration by using the medical profession, and improved the identity and status in the society...
September 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090041/clinical-characteristics-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-bacteremia-a-regional-report-and-a-review-of-a-japanese-case-series
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Hirotaka Ebara, Hideharu Hagiya, Yuto Haruki, Eisei Kondo, Fumio Otsuka
Objective Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen that causes fatal infections in critically ill or immunocompromised patients. S. maltophilia bacteremia (SMB) is a rare condition, and its clinical characteristics in Japanese settings are not well known. Methods The medical charts of patients with SMB were retrospectively reviewed at two medical facilities (Okayama University Hospital and Tsuyama Chuo Hospital) for seven years. The data were analyzed along with those previously reported from other Japanese facilities...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087383/stratified-premedication-strategy-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-media-hypersensitivity-in-high-risk-patients
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Suh-Young Lee, Min Suk Yang, Young-Hoon Choi, Chang Min Park, Heung-Woo Park, Sang Heon Cho, Hye-Ryun Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the severity of hypersensitivity reactions to iodinated contrast media varies, it is well correlated with the severity of recurrent reactions; however, prophylaxis protocols are not severity-stratified. OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of tailored prophylaxis according to the severity of hypersensitivity reactions to iodinated contrast media. METHODS: Our premedication protocols were stratified based on the severity of previous reactions: (1) 4 mg of chlorpheniramine for mild reactions, (2) adding 40 mg of methylprednisolone for moderate reactions, and (3) adding multiple doses of 40 mg of methylprednisolone for severe index reactions...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081116/the-sharing-experimental-animal-resources-coordinating-holdings-search-framework-encouraging-reduction-replacement-and-refinement-in-animal-research
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Bethny Morrissey, Karen Blyth, Phil Carter, Claude Chelala, Louise Jones, Ingunn Holen, Valerie Speirs
While significant medical breakthroughs have been achieved through using animal models, our experience shows that often there is surplus material remaining that is frequently never revisited but could be put to good use by other scientists. Recognising that most scientists are willing to share this material on a collaborative basis, it makes economic, ethical, and academic sense to explore the option to utilise this precious resource before generating new/additional animal models and associated samples. To bring together those requiring animal tissue and those holding this type of archival material, we have devised a framework called Sharing Experimental Animal Resources, Coordinating Holdings (SEARCH) with the aim of making remaining material derived from animal studies in biomedical research more visible and accessible to the scientific community...
January 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077162/a-fixed-inhaled-nitrous-oxide-oxygen-mixture-as-an-analgesic-for-adult-cancer-patients-with-breakthrough-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qiang Liu, Yu Wang, Xiang-Jiang Luo, Ning-Ju Wang, Ping Chen, Xin Jin, Guo-Xia Mu, Xiao-Min Chai, Yue-Juan Zhang, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
BACKGROUND: The management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients is always a challenge for medical professions. Occurring in 80% of cancer patients with advanced disease, breakthrough pain significantly decreases both patient's and caregiver's quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic efficacy of a fixed inhaled nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture for adult cancer patients with breakthrough pain. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study; it will be conducted in the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University...
January 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076534/absorption-and-metabolization-of-sex-hormones-and-their-transformation-into-contraceptive-technologies-the-paths-taken-by-medical-thought-in-brazil
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Claudia Bonan, Luiz Antonio Teixeira, Andreza Rodrigues Nakano
The article analyses knowledge assimilation and the development of clinical and research practices relating to sex hormones among Brazilian gynaecologists. It discusses the paths taken by medical thought from the reception of the hormones to their transformation into contraceptives. Our objective is to comprehend styles of introducing and disseminating medical technologies in the area of reproductive health in Brazil. It uses methods of historical analysis and takes as its source the Anais Brasileiros de Ginecologia, a journal published between 1936 and 1970...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073923/what-to-do-when-patients-with-epilepsy-cannot-take-their-usual-oral-medications
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Anna M Bank, Jong Woo Lee, Patricia Krause, Aaron L Berkowitz
When people with epilepsy are hospitalised for medical or surgical conditions, they may be unable to take their home antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Such 'nil by mouth' people with epilepsy require alternative AED regimens to prevent breakthrough seizures. Here, we describe several strategies for maintaining seizure control in patients with epilepsy who have medical or surgical contraindications to their home oral regimens. These strategies include using non-pill oral formulations, using an intravenous formulation of the patient's home AED(s), using a benzodiazepine bridge and/or using alternative intravenous AED(s) when there are no intravenous formulations...
January 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065792/the-analgesic-effects-of-oxytocin-in-the-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system
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Qing Xin, Bo Bai, Wenyan Liu
Pain is a ubiquitously unpleasant feeling among humans as well as many animal species often caused by actual and potential tissue damage. However, it is absolutely crucial for our survival in many ways. Acute pain can signal the presence of danger or life-threatenting events, which help escape noxious stimuli. By contrast, when pain becomes chronic or persistent, it becomes an encumbrance and exerts deleterious effects to the body and mind, often co-occured with anxiety and depression. Additionaly, chronic pain is more or less an economic burden for the patients because it requires immediate medical treatments and seriously hinders pepople in their work...
January 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057183/immunoth%C3%A3-rapie-une-innovation-de-rupture-non-soutenable-%C3%A3-conomiquement
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Jean-Pierre Thierry
A NON-SUSTAINABLE BREAKTHROUGH?: The arrival of new immunotherapy anticancer drugs on the market marks a turning point. Their reference prices are fixed in the US and are positioned at the same level that the anticancer targeted therapies. They benefit from an accelerated approval process and often obtain the status of orphan drugs. The extensions of indications to many cancers and the likely combinations could significantly increase healthcare spending at a level that recently unveiled their non-sustainability, due to unrealistic prices approved by regulators...
November 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049392/chondroitin-sulfate-cs-lyases-structure-function-and-application-in-therapeutics
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Aruna Rani, Seema Patel, Arun Goyal
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as chondroitin sulfate (CS) are the chief natural polysaccharides which reside in biological tissues mainly in extracellular matrix. These CS along with adhesion molecules and growth factors are involved in central nervous system (CNS) development, cell progression and pathogenesis. The chondroitin lyases are the enzyme that degrade and alter the CS chains and hence modify various signalling pathways involving CS chains. These CS lyases are substrate specific, can precisely manipulate the CS polysaccharides and have various biotechnological, medical and therapeutic applications...
January 2, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044203/advances-with-neonatal-aerodigestive-science-in-the-pursuit-of-safe-swallowing-in-infants-invited-review
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Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Feeding, swallowing, and airway protection are three distinct entities. Feeding involves a process of sequential, neurosensory, and neuromotor interactions of reflexes and behaviors facilitating ingestion. Swallowing involves anterograde bolus movement during oral-, pharyngeal-, and esophageal phases of peristalsis into stomach. During these events, coordination with airway protection is vital for homeostasis in clearing any material away from airway vicinity. Neurological-airway-digestive inter-relationships are critical to the continuum of successful feeding patterns during infancy, either in health or disease...
January 2, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003013/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
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Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002996/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
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Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956056/chemokine-neutralization-as-an-innovative-therapeutic-strategy-for-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Dayana Abboud, Julien Hanson
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with no specific treatment, affecting 15-30% of children and 2-10% of adults in developed countries. Current therapies alleviate symptoms and include emollients, glucocorticoids and calcineurin inhibitors. The limited efficiency and side-effects of these medicines call for better treatment, and a cure for atopic dermatitis represents an unmet medical need. The chemokine/chemokine-receptor network constitutes an attractive target for drugs in atopic dermatitis...
December 9, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941400/lead-extraction-considerations-for-the-referring-cardiologist
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Ayman Hussein, Bruce L Wilkoff
The population of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) continues to grow owing to increasing indications in an aging population and breakthroughs in both the medical and surgical care of patients with heart disease. In clinical practice there has been a growing need for device and lead extraction due to the growing population of patients with CIEDs and the subsequent need for system upgrades or revisions because of complications, infections and lead advisory alerts. In this condensed review, we will discuss aspects of transvenous lead extraction, with a special focus on considerations that would be relevant to the referring cardiologist...
November 17, 2016: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941288/regulation-of-adoptive-immunotherapy
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Yozo Nakazawa, Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuhiro Nishio
Adoptive immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells has provided a major breakthrough in the treatment of hematological malignancies. In Japan, it is expected that CD19 CAR-T cell therapy will be introduced earlier in clinical B cell malignancy settings and/or that a novel CAR-T cell therapy will be developed for non-B cell malignancies. The "Act on the Safety of Regenerative Medicine" and the "Revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Act" were promulgated in 2014. Both Acts were very important to the introduction and development of CAR-T therapy in Japan...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923764/applications-of-deep-eutectic-solvents-in-biotechnology-and-bioengineering-promises-and-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Yves Paul Mbous, Maan Hayyan, Adeeb Hayyan, Won Fen Wong, Mohd Ali Hashim, Chung Yeng Looi
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have been touted recently as potential alternatives to ionic liquids (ILs). Although they possess core characteristics that are similar to those of ILs (e.g., low volatility, non-flammability, low melting points, low vapor pressure, dipolar nature, chemical and thermal stability, high solubility, and tuneability), DESs are superior in terms of the availability of raw materials, the ease of storage and synthesis, and the low cost of their starting materials. As such, they have become the subject of intensive research in various sectors, notably the chemical, electrochemical, and biological sectors...
December 3, 2016: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922467/lead-extraction-considerations-for-the-referring-cardiologist
#18
Ayman A Hussein, Bruce L Wilkoff
The population of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) continues to grow due to increasing indications in an aging population and breakthroughs in both the medical and the surgical care of patients with heart disease. As a result, there has been a growing need for device and lead extractions due to the growing population of patients with CIEDs and the subsequent need for system upgrades or revisions because of complications, infections, and lead advisory alerts.
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920566/hcverso1-and-2-faldaprevir-with-deleobuvir-bi-207127-and-ribavirin-for-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection
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Christoph Sarrazin, Francesco Castelli, Pietro Andreone, Maria Buti, Massimo Colombo, Stanislas Pol, Filipe Calinas, Massimo Puoti, Antonio Olveira, Mitchell Shiffman, Jerry O Stern, George Kukolj, Michael Roehrle, Stella Aslanyan, Qiqi Deng, Richard Vinisko, Federico J Mensa, David R Nelson
The interferon-free combination of once-daily faldaprevir 120 mg, twice-daily deleobuvir 600 mg, and weight-based ribavirin was evaluated in two Phase III studies (HCVerso1, HCVerso2) in hepatitis C virus genotype-1b-infected, treatment-naïve patients, including those ineligible for peginterferon (HCVerso2). Patients without cirrhosis were randomized to 16 weeks (Arm 1; n=208 HCVerso1, n=213 HCVerso2) or 24 weeks (Arm 2; n=211 in both studies) of faldaprevir + deleobuvir + ribavirin. Patients with compensated cirrhosis received open-label faldaprevir + deleobuvir + ribavirin for 24 weeks (Arm 3; n=51, n=72)...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910512/high-efficiency-integrated-readout-circuit-for-single-photon-avalanche-diode-arrays-in-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging
#20
G Acconcia, A Cominelli, I Rech, M Ghioni
In recent years, lifetime measurements by means of the Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) technique have led to a significant breakthrough in medical and biological fields. Unfortunately, the many advantages of TCSPC-based approaches come along with the major drawback of a relatively long acquisition time. The exploitation of multiple channels in parallel could in principle mitigate this issue, and at the same time it opens the way to a multi-parameter analysis of the optical signals, e.g., as a function of wavelength or spatial coordinates...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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