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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929212/pharmacological-therapies-for-management-of-opium-withdrawal
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Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Jaleh Gholami, Laura Amato, Leila Hoseinie, Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic therapies for management of heroin withdrawal have been studied and reviewed widely. Opium dependence is generally associated with less severe dependence and milder withdrawal symptoms than heroin. The evidence on withdrawal management of heroin might therefore not be exactly applicable for opium. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of various pharmacologic therapies for the management of the acute phase of opium withdrawal...
June 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929205/in-vivo-antimalarial-and-antitrypanosomal-activity-of-strychnogucine-b-a-bisindole-alkaloid-from-strychnos-icaja
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Claire Beaufay, Allison Ledoux, Olivia Jansen, Annélise Bordignon, Senzhi Zhao, Christiana N Teijaro, Rodrigo B Andrade, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Michel Frédérich
Strychnogucine B is a bisindole alkaloid previously isolated from Strychnos icaja that possesses promising in vitro antiplasmodial properties. This compound was synthesized in four steps from (-)-strychnine. As no acute toxicity was observed at the highest tested cumulative dose of 60 mg/kg, its in vivo antimalarial activity was determined intraperitoneally at 30 mg/kg/d in a Plasmodium berghei murine model. In the Peters's 4-d suppressive test, this alkaloid suppressed the parasitaemia by almost 36% on day 5 and 60% on day 7 compared to vehicle-treated mice...
June 21, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929203/a-history-of-concussion-does-not-lead-to-an-increase-in-ocular-near-point-of-convergence
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Paul van Donkelaar, Jill Dierijck, Alexander Wright, Jonathan Smirl
Ocular near point of convergence (NPC) has been shown to be sensitive to the effects of concussion and subconcussive impacts. To determine if NPC is also sensitive to a previous history of concussion, male contact-sport athletes either with (n=26) or without (n=16) a history of at least one previous concussion had their NPC assessed. The results showed that participants with a history of concussion displayed NPC values (9.4±1.6 cm) indistinguishable from those with no history of concussion (8.4±2.1 cm, t-test, p=0...
June 21, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929202/-potential-benchmarks-for-successful-interdisciplinary-collaboration-projects-in-germany-a-systematic-review
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Marina Weißenborn, Martin Schulz, Manuel Kraft, Walter E Haefeli, Hanna M Seidling
AIM OF THE STUDY: Collaboration between general practitioners and community pharmacists is essential to ensure safe and effective patient care. However, collaboration in primary care is not standardized and varies greatly. This review aims to highlight projects about professional collaboration in ambulatory care in Germany and identifies promising approaches and successful benchmarks that should be considered for future projects. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed based on the PRISMA guidelines to identify articles focusing on professional collaboration between general practitioners and pharmacists...
June 21, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929198/differential-associations-of-walking-and-cycling-with-body-weight-body-fat-and-fat-distribution-the-acti-cit%C3%A3-s-project
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Mehdi Menai, Hélène Charreire, Pilar Galan, Chantal Simon, Julie-Anne Nazare, Camille Perchoux, Christiane Weber, Christophe Enaux, Serge Hercberg, Léopold Fezeu, Jean-Michel Oppert
BACKGROUND: Research on the associations between walking and cycling with obesity-related phenotypes is growing but relies mostly on the use of BMI. The purpose of this study was to analyze associations of walking and cycling behaviors assessed separately with various obesity markers in French adults. METHODS: In 12,776 adult participants (71.3% women) of the on-going NutriNet Santé web-cohort, we assessed by self-report past-month walking and cycling (for commuting, errands and leisure), and obesity measures were taken during a visit at a clinical center (weight, height, waist circumference, and percent body fat by bioimpedance)...
June 22, 2018: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929192/effect-of-antioxidant-vitamins-as-adjuvant-therapy-for-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-systematic-review-study
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Iman Ibrahim, Anthony Zeitouni, Sabrina Daniela da Silva
IMPORTANCE: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is an otological emergency of unknown etiology. Recent reports showed that antioxidant drugs can benefit patients with SSNHL. This study attempted to evaluate the effect of adding antioxidant vitamins as an adjuvant therapy alongside with corticosteroids. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the 3 major antioxidant vitamins (A, C, and E) as an adjuvant therapy, administered with corticosteroids, for the treatment of SSNHL in adult patients (≥18 years)...
June 22, 2018: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929189/dexmedetomidine-protects-neural-stem-cells-from-ketamine-induced-injury
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Pan Lu, Shan Lei, Weisong Li, Yang Lu, Juan Zheng, Ning Wang, Yongjun Xia, Haixia Lu, Xinlin Chen, Yong Liu, Peng-Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ketamine inhibits the proliferation of neural stem cells (NSCs) and disturbs normal neurogenesis. Dexmedetomidine provides neuroprotection against volatile anesthetic-induced neuroapoptosis and cognitive impairment in the developing brain. Whether it may protect NSCs from ketamine-induced injury remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of dexmedetomidine on ketamine-exposed NSCs and explored the mechanisms potentially involved. METHODS: Primary NSC cultures were characterized using immunofluorescence...
June 19, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929188/qiliqiangxin-rescues-mouse-cardiac-function-by-regulating-agtr1-trpv1-mediated-autophagy-in-stz-induced-diabetes-mellitus
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Jing Tong, Yan Lai, Yi-An Yao, Xue-Jun Wang, Yu-Shuang Shi, Han-Jin Hou, Jian-Yun Gu, Fei Chen, Xue-Bo Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To explore the potential role of qiliqiangxin (QLQX) A traditional Chinese medicine and the involvement of angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AGTR1) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in diabetic mouse cardiac function. METHODS: Intragastric QLQX was administered for 5 weeks after streptozotocin (STZ) treatment. Additionally, Intraperitoneal injections of angiotensin II (Ang II) or intragastric losartan (Los) were administered to assess the activities of AGTR1 and TRPV1...
June 19, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929182/long-term-evaluation-of-community-health-promotion-using-capacity-building-as-an-intermediate-outcome-measure
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S Nickel, W Süß, C Lorentz, A Trojan
OBJECTIVES: Between 2001 and 2012, the health authority of Hamburg-Eimsbüttel carried out a health promotion programme for children and their parents in a disadvantaged neighbourhood called Lenzsiedlung. The programme consisted of different action fields aiming at sustainable establishment of community capacities. STUDY DESIGN: The research goal was the long-term assessment of community capacities with a newly developed instrument 'KEQ' (KEQ = Kapazitätsentwicklung im Quartier/capacity building in small areas/neighbourhoods)...
June 18, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929178/the-occurrence-transmission-virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-fish-processing-plant
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Krzysztof Skowron, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Agnieszka Świeca, Zbigniew Paluszak, Justyna Bauza-Kaszewska, Ewa Wałecka-Zacharska, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
The aim of this research was to investigate the occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in fish and fish processing plant and to determine their transmission, virulence and antibiotic resistance. L. monocytogenes was isolated according to the ISO 11290-1. The identification of L. monocytogenes was confirmed by multiplex PCR method. Genetic similarity of L. monocytogenes strains was determined with the Pulsed-Filed Gene Electrophoresis (PFGE) method. The multiplex PCR was used for identification of L. monocytogenes serogroups and detection of selected virulence genes (actA, fbpA, hlyA, iap, inlA, inlB, mpl, plcA, plcB, prfA)...
June 13, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929173/influence-of-tranexamic-acid-on-cerebral-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Beilei Huang, Qiusheng Xu, Ru Ye, Jun Xu
Tranexamic acid might be beneficial for cerebral hemorrhage. However, the results remained controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the influence of tranexamic acid on cerebral hemorrhage. PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of tranexamic acid on cerebral hemorrhage were included. Two investigators independently searched articles, extracted data, and assessed the quality of included studies...
June 12, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929162/in-vivo-validation-of-patellofemoral-kinematics-during-overground-gait-and-stair-ascent
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Samuel Pitcairn, Bryson Lesniak, William Anderst
BACKGROUND: The patellofemoral (PF) joint is a common site for non-specific anterior knee pain. The pathophysiology of patellofemoral pain may be related to abnormal motion of the patella relative to the femur, leading to increased stress at the patellofemoral joint. Patellofemoral motion cannot be accurately measured using conventional motion capture. RESEARCH QUESTION: The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of a biplane radiography system for measuring in vivo PF motion during walking and stair ascent...
June 18, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929160/source-identification-geochemical-normalization-and-influence-factors-of-heavy-metals-in-yangtze-river-estuary-sediment
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Xueshi Sun, Dejiang Fan, Ming Liu, Yuan Tian, Yue Pang, Huijie Liao
Sediment samples, including 40 surface samples and 12 sediment cores, were collected from 52 stations of the Yangtze River Estuary (YRE) in 2015 and 2016. The 95% linear prediction intervals (LPI) and principal components analysis (PCA), were conducted to evaluate the metal sources and grain-size effect (GSE). The in situ physico-chemical properties of pH, Eh, DO, salinity, temperature and turbidity were combined to elucidate the relationships between environmental factors and the fate of heavy metals in the river-estuary-shelf system...
June 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929159/methodological-factors-influencing-inhalation-bioaccessibility-of-metal-loid-s-in-pm-2-5-using-simulated-lung-fluid
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Farzana Kastury, E Smith, Ranju R Karna, Kirk G Scheckel, A L Juhasz
In this study, methodological factors influencing the dissolution of metal(loid)s in simulated lung fluid (SLF) was assessed in order to develop a standardised method for the assessment of inhalation bioaccessibility in PM2.5 . To achieve this aim, the effects of solid to liquid (S/L) ratio (1:100 to 1:5000), agitation (magnetic agitation, occasional shaking, orbital and end-over-end rotation), composition of SLF (artificial lysosomal fluid: ALF; phagolysosomal simulant fluid: PSF) and extraction time (1-120 h) on metal(loid) bioaccessibility were investigated using PM2...
June 7, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929157/attentional-bias-modification-alters-intrinsic-functional-network-of-attentional-control-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuko Hakamata, Shinya Mizukami, Shotaro Komi, Eisuke Sato, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Yuki Motomura, Kazushi Maruo, Shuhei Izawa, Yoshiharu Kim, Takashi Hanakawa, Yusuke Inoue, Hirokuni Tagaya
INTRODUCTION: Attentional bias modification (ABM) alleviates anxiety by moderating biased attentional processing toward threat; however, its neural mechanisms remain unclear. We examined how ABM changes functional connectivity (FC) and functional network measures, leading to anxiety reduction. METHODS: Fifty-four healthy anxious individuals received either ABM or sham training for 1 month in a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Anxious traits, attentional control, and attentional bias were assessed...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929156/maternal-depressive-symptoms-self-focus-and-caregiving-behavior
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Kathryn L Humphreys, Lucy S King, Peter Choi, Ian H Gotlib
BACKGROUND: Parent-child interactions set the stage for child mental health and development. Given that maternal depressive symptoms are associated with poorer observed caregiving behaviors, examining potential cognitive mediators is important for identifying mechanisms underlying the intergenerational transmission of risk and possible targets for intervention. METHODS: We assessed depressive symptoms and levels of self-focus and psychological distancing from infant-centered verbal narratives obtained from 54 mothers, and examined caregiving behaviors in a structured interaction with their six-month-old infants...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929149/assessment-of-the-ecosystem-services-provided-by-ponds-in-hilly-areas
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Bin Fu, Pei Xu, Yukuan Wang, Kun Yan, Suresh Chaudhary
Ponds are an important ecosystem in rural landscapes. They play an important role in water retention, aquatic products supply and biodiversity conservation. By using a questionnaire-based survey of rural households in a small watershed in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, we analyzed the distribution of ponds, their size and current status. The Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) model was used to evaluate the regulation, provision and culture services of the ponds. We found that pond density was high throughout hilly areas...
June 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929147/transformation-products-of-amoxicillin-and-ampicillin-after-photolysis-in-aqueous-matrices-identification-and-kinetics
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Juliana Bazzan Arsand, Rodrigo Barcellos Hoff, Louise Jank, Lucas N Meirelles, M Silvia Díaz-Cruz, Tânia Mara Pizzolato, Damià Barceló
Antibiotics are widely used in human medicine and veterinary production. Residues of these compounds reach the water sources through waste or direct application (e.g. aquaculture). The constant input of the parent drugs and their transformation products into the environment leads these pharmaceuticals to be considered as emerging pollutants. For some molecules, the pathway of degradation and formation in products is less known. To assess the impact of these substances in the environment and in the human health, it is necessary to elucidate the transformation products and their kinetic of degradation to evaluate the possible risks...
June 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929144/spatial-and-temporal-variation-of-papyrus-root-mat-thickness-and-water-storage-in-a-tropical-wetland-system
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Ellen Jessica Kayendeke, Frank Kansiime, Helen K French, Yazidhi Bamutaze
Papyrus wetlands are predominant in permanently inundated areas of tropical Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and offer both provisioning and regulatory services. Although a wealth of literature exists on wetland functions, the seasonal behaviour of the papyrus mat and function in water storage has received less attention. The objective of this study was to assess the response of the papyrus root mat to changing water levels in a tropical wetland system in Eastern Uganda. We delineated seven transects through a section of a wetland system and mapped wetland bathymetry along these transects...
June 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929142/persisting-responses-of-salt-marsh-fungal-communities-to-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill
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Candice Y Lumibao, Stephen Formel, Vijaikrishnah Elango, John H Pardue, Michael Blum, Sunshine A Van Bael
The plant microbiome, composed of diverse interacting microorganisms, is thought to undergird host integrity and well-being. Though it is well understood that environmental perturbations like oil pollution can alter the diversity and composition of microbiomes, remarkably little is known about how disturbance alters plant-fungal associations. Using Next-Generation sequencing of the 18S rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS1) region, we examined outcomes of enduring oil exposure on aboveground leaf and belowground endophytic root and rhizosphere fungal communities of Spartina alterniflora, a highly valued ecosystem engineer in southeastern Louisiana marshes affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident...
June 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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