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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156761/extracts-from-hericium-erinaceus-relieve-inflammatory-bowel-disease-by-regulating-immunity-and-gut-microbiota
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Chen Diling, Yang Xin, Zheng Chaoqun, Yang Jian, Tang Xiaocui, Chen Jun, Shuai Ou, Xie Yizhen
Hericium erinaceus (HE), a traditional edible mushroom, is known as a medicine food homology to ameliorate gastrointestinal diseases. To investigate whether HE is clinically effective in alleviating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), HE extracts (polysaccharide, alcoholic extracts and whole extracts were prepared using solvent extraction methods) were administrated for 2 weeks in rats with IBD induced by trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS) enema (150 mg/kg). Significant clinical and histological changes in IBD rats were identified, including damage activity, common morphous and tissue damage index scores in colonic mucosa and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156621/influence-of-shenxiong-glucose-injection-on-the-activities-of-six-cyp-isozymes-and-metabolism-of-warfarin-in-rats-assessed-using-probe-cocktail-and-pharmacokinetic-approaches
#2
Jia Sun, Yuan Lu, Yueting Li, Jie Pan, Chunhua Liu, Zipeng Gong, Jing Huang, Jiang Zheng, Lin Zheng, Yongjun Li, Ting Liu, Yonglin Wang
Shenxiong glucose injection (SGI), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) preparation, has been widely used for the treatment of various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for many years. We assessed the potential influences of SGI on the activities of six CYP enzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2C11, CYP2C19, CYP2D4, CYP2E1, and CYP3A2) and on the pharmacokinetics of warfarin in rats. We compared plasma pharmacokinetics of six probe drugs (caffeine/CYP1A2, tolbutamide/CYP2C11, omeprazole/CYP2C19, metoprolol/CYP2D4, chlorzoxazone/CYP2E1, and midazolam/CYP3A2) and of warfarin between control and SGI-pretreated groups, to estimate the effect on the relative activities of the six isozymes and warfarin metabolism...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155960/occupational-medicine-specialist-referral-triggers-mixed-methods-analysis-of-teleconsult-cases
#3
J L Eaton, A Mohammad, D C Mohr, D J Brustein, S R Kirkhorn
Background: Qualitative analyses can yield critical lessons for learning organizations in healthcare. Few studies have applied these techniques in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Aims: To describe the characteristics of complex cases referred for OEM subspecialty evaluation and variation by referring provider's training. Methods: Using a mixed methods approach, we conducted a content analysis of clinical cases submitted to a national OEM teleconsult service...
November 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155288/investigation-of-the-practices-legislation-supply-chain-and-regulation-of-opioids-for-clinical-pain-management-in-southern-africa-a-multi-sectoral-cross-national-mixed-methods-study
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Eve Namisango, Matthew J Allsop, Richard A Powell, Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, Emmanuel Bk Luyirika, Fatia Kiyange, Edward Mukooza, Chris Ntege, Eunice Garanganga, Mavis Ntombifuthi Ginindza-Mdluli, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Lidia Justino Mondlane, Richard Harding
CONTEXT: Sub-Saharan Africa faces an increasing incidence and prevalence of life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. These conditions are associated with a significant burden of pain linked to high morbidity and disability that is poorly assessed and undertreated. Barriers to effective pain management partly relate to lack of access to opioid analgesia and challenges in their administration. OBJECTIVES: To identify country-specific and broader regional barriers to access, as well as the administration of opioids, and generate recommendations for advancing pain management in Southern Africa...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154750/global-perspectives-on-ensuring-the-safety-of%C3%A2-pharmaceutical-products-in-the-distribution-process%C3%A2
#5
Sohyun Jeong, Eunhee Ji
OBJECTIVE: The distribution of counterfeit or falsified drugs is increasing worldwide. This can contribute to the high burden of disease and cost to society and is of global concern with the worldwide circulation of pharmaceuticals. The preparation and implementation of good distribution practice should be one of the most important aspects of ensuring safe drug circulation and administration. This research aimed to compare and analyze good distribution practice guidelines from advanced countries and international organizations, and to evaluate the status of the current good distribution practice guidelines in the world...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154017/patient-attitudes-and-experiences-that-predict-medication-discontinuation-in-the-veterans-health-administration
#6
Amy Linsky, Steven R Simon, Kelly Stolzmann, Mark Meterko
OBJECTIVES: Polypharmacy is associated with adverse medication effects. One potential solution is deprescribing, which is the intentional, proactive, rational discontinuation of a medication that is no longer indicated or for which the potential harms outweigh the potential benefits. We identified patient characteristics, attitudes, and health care experiences associated with medication discontinuation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a national mail survey, with the use of the Patient Perceptions of Discontinuation (PPoD) instrument, of 1600 veterans receiving primary care at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and prescribed 5 or more concurrent medications...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153633/opioids-consumed-in-the-immediate-post-operative-period-does-not-influence-how-patients-rate-their-experience-of-care-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#7
Jennifer I Etcheson, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Nicole E George, Sana Virani, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Patient perception of care, commonly measured with Press Ganey (PG) surveys, is an important metric used to determine hospital and provider reimbursement. However, post-operative pain following total hip arthroplasty (THA) may negatively affect patient satisfaction. As a result, over-administration of opioids may occur, even without marked evidence of pain. Therefore, this study evaluated whether opioid consumption in the immediate postoperative period bears any influence on satisfaction scores after THA...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152896/trimetazidine-restores-the-positive-adaptation-to-exercise-training-by-mitigating-statin-induced-skeletal-muscle-injury
#8
Ming Song, Fang-Fang Chen, Yi-Hui Li, Lei Zhang, Feng Wang, Ran-Ran Qin, Zhi-Hao Wang, Ming Zhong, Meng-Xiong Tang, Wei Zhang, Lu Han
BACKGROUND: Exercise rehabilitation is demonstrated to improve the prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Statins, as the key medicine to lower cholesterol in CHD, result in skeletal muscle injury and impair exercise training adaptation. Energy metabolism dysfunction is identified as the potential mechanism underlying statin-induced skeletal muscle injury. In this study, we investigated the effects of the metabolic modulator trimetazidine on skeletal muscle energy metabolism and statin-associated exercise intolerance...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152665/effects-of-wd%C3%A2-3-on-tumor-growth-and-the-expression-of-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-erk1-2-in-mice-bearing-human-gastric-cancer-using-the-18f%C3%A2-rgd-pet-ct-imaging-system
#9
Chunhui Jin, Bao-Nan Zhang, Zhipeng Wei, Bo Ma, Qi Pan, Pingping Hu
Activation of the vitronectin receptor αvβ3 and the phosphorylation of extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 are critical events during tumor development and progression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of WD‑3, a formula used in traditional Chinese medicine, on integrin αvβ3 and ERK1/2 expression in vivo using a nude mouse‑human gastric cancer xenograft model combined with non‑invasive, real‑time 18F‑Arg‑Gly‑Asp (RGD) positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) imaging methods...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152241/effects-of-matrix-on-plasma-levels-of-epa-and-dha-in-dogs
#10
Kay Goffin, Marc van Maris, Ronald J Corbee
EPA and DHA are often used in veterinary medicine due to their beneficial effects for several medical conditions such as osteoarthritis. EPA and DHA are administered to dogs through different matrices. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects on the plasma levels in dogs caused by various matrices for EPA and DHA administration. In this study, three different n-3 PUFA formulations were used: soft chew tablet (CCx); liquid fish oil (LFO); and enriched kibbles (EK). The formulations were administered single-dose and compared in a randomised, cross-over designed study with a 1-week wash-out period...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152215/ozone-therapy-an-overview-of-pharmacodynamics-current-research-and-clinical-utility
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REVIEW
Noel L Smith, Anthony L Wilson, Jason Gandhi, Sohrab Vatsia, Sardar Ali Khan
The use of ozone (O3) gas as a therapy in alternative medicine has attracted skepticism due to its unstable molecular structure. However, copious volumes of research have provided evidence that O3's dynamic resonance structures facilitate physiological interactions useful in treating a myriad of pathologies. Specifically, O3 therapy induces moderate oxidative stress when interacting with lipids. This interaction increases endogenous production of antioxidants, local perfusion, and oxygen delivery, as well as enhances immune responses...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151794/knowledge-and-practices-of-indian-dental-students-regarding-the-prescription-of-antibiotics-and-analgesics
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Astha Doshi, Kailash Asawa, Nagesh Bhat, Mridula Tak, Priyanjali Dutta, Tajinder Kumar Bansal, Ruchika Gupta
Background and aim: Making a diagnosis and prescribing medicine is the most important skill required by any doctor in the colleges, hospitals or clinical practice. Prescribing is the intervention that has the greatest influence on patients' health requiring complex series of sub-competencies like making a diagnosis, setting a therapeutic goal, choosing the approach, choosing the best drug, route and frequency of administration, duration of therapy, writing the prescription, patient information, monitoring drug effects and, lastly, review the prescription...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151544/-creation-and-evaluation-of-educational-programs-for-additional-delayed-scan-of-fdg-pet-ct
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Ryota Wada, Takashi Kamiya, Kouichi Fujino, Junpei Ueda, Kayako Isohashi, Mitsuaki Tatsumi, Jun Hatazawa
Generally, FDG-PET/CT image is acquired at the 60th minute after tracer administration. Depending on the clinical case, additional delayed scans may be useful. However, it is difficult to judge whether additional delayed scan is useful or not. The purposes of this study were creation and evaluation of educational programs to help radiological technologists to decide the usefulness of additional delayed scan of FDG-PET/CT. METHODS: Educational programs consisted of the instructional materials and the judgment test of clinical cases...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151409/-curative-effect-of-paraquat-detoxification-recipe-combined-with-continuous-hemoperfusion-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-app-and-clinical-value-of-presepsin
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Weizhan Wang, Jing Li, Baoyue Zhu, Xun Gao, Qingmian Xiao, Hongna Qi, Yanqiao Ye, Yongjian Liu, Yongyan Han, Gongying Ma, Pu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of paraquat (PQ) detoxification recipe combined with continuous hemoperfusion (HP) in the treatment of patients with acute paraquat poisoning (APP) and clinical significance of soluble CD14 subtype (sCD14-st, Presepsin). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. 152 patients with moderate APP admitted to Department of Emergency Medicine of Harrison International Peace Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University from July 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled, and they were randomly divided into three groups...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151361/magnesium-sulfate-and-ophthalmic-artery-doppler-velocimetry-in-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia-a-case-series
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Cristiane Alves Oliveira, Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa, Karina Vieira Zamprogno, Fabio Gutierrez da Matta, Flávia do Vale Araújo
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we used Doppler velocimetry in the ophthalmic artery to evaluate the hemodynamic status of the intracranial vasculature. This is the first time in the literature that indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of women with preeclampsia were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate to prevent eclampsia. CASE PRESENTATION: Indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of six women with severe preeclampsia at 27 to 33 weeks of gestational age were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate (10 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after the magnesium sulfate loading dosage...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151293/-clinical-analysis-of-36-cases-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-with-performance-status-ps-scores-between-2-and-4
#16
Y Y Qin, D H Zhang, X Q Lin, M Ouyang, J X Zhang, Z H Xie, Y Q Liu, S Y Li, C Z Zhou
Objective: To analyze the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with performance status (PS) scores between 2 and 4, in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Methods: A total of 36 patients with advanced NSCLC with hypoxemia were reviewed. The clinical data of disease characteristics, etiology, complications, manifestation, therapy, progression, and secondary biopsy were collected. The clinical efficacy was graded according to the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST): complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD) and disease progression (PD)...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150897/determining-best-outcomes-from-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-how-to-achieve-them
#17
REVIEW
Jane Hadfield, Lesley Bennett
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common acute medical illness with a standard, effective treatment that was introduced before the evidenced-based medicine era. Mortality rates have improved in recent decades but improvements have been minimal when compared to other conditions such as acute coronary syndromes. The standardized approach to treatment makes CAP a target for comparative performance and outcome measures. While easy to collect, simplistic outcomes such as mortality, readmission and length of stay are difficult to interpret as they can be affected by subjective choices and health care resources...
November 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150643/%C3%AE-eudesmol-an-oxygenized-sesquiterpene-stimulates-appetite-via-trpa1-and-the-autonomic-nervous-system
#18
Kazuaki Ohara, Takafumi Fukuda, Yuko Ishida, Chika Takahashi, Rena Ohya, Mikio Katayama, Kunitoshi Uchida, Makoto Tominaga, Katsuya Nagai
Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is a calcium-permeable non-selective cation channel, which is activated by various noxious or irritant substances in nature. TRPA1 activators have been generally recognized as noxious, however, foods and beverages containing TRPA1 activators are preferably consumed; the reasons for this discrepancy are not well understood. We demonstrate that TRPA1 is involved in the stimulatory appetite control mechanism. β-Eudesmol is an oxygenated sesquiterpene contained in medicinal or edible plants which activates TRPA1...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149958/efficacy-of-prolonged-and-immediate-release-tacrolimus-in-kidney-transplantation-a-pooled-analysis-of-two-large-randomized-controlled-trials
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B K Krämer, L Albano, B Banas, B Charpentier, L Bäckman, H Tedesco-Silva, F Lehner, G A Mondragón-Ramírez, M Glyda, E Cassuto-Viguier, O Viklický, G Mourad, P Rigotti, S Schleibner, N Kamar
BACKGROUND: Two large, prospective studies (12-03; OSAKA) compared the efficacy and tolerability of prolonged-release versus immediate-release tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients also receiving mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose corticosteroids (without induction therapy). METHODS: Data were combined into one database to compare results over 24 weeks using 3 alternative endpoints: biopsy-confirmed acute rejection (BCAR); the Food and Drug Administration composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and loss to follow-up), and the European Medicines Agency composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and graft dysfunction)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149812/architectures-and-mechanical-properties-of-drugs-and-complexes-of-surface-active-compounds-at-air-water-and-oil-water-interfaces
#20
Dipak K Sarker
BACKGROUND: Drugs can represents a multitude of compounds from proteins and peptides, such as growth hormones and insulin and on to simple organic molecules such as flurbiprofen, ibuprofen and lidocaine. Given the chemical nature of these compounds two features are always present. A portion or portions of the molecule that has little affinity for apolar surfaces and media and the opposite a series of part or one large part that has considerable affinity for hydrophilic, polar or charged media and surfaces...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
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