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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815007/appropriate-selection-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
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Leo Nygaard, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Hanne Madsen, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen
Background: Omalizumab improves asthma control in patients with uncontrolled severe allergic asthma; however, appropriate patient selection is crucial. Information in this field is sparse. Objective: We aimed to estimate whether potential omalizumab candidates were appropriately selected according to guidelines, and the clinical effect of omalizumab treatment over time. Design: We performed a retrospective observational study on adult patients with asthma treated with omalizumab during 2006-2015 at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809644/-endoprosthesis-infections-guidelines-for-antibiotic-therapy-common-guidelines-of-the-czech-society-for-orthopaedics-and-traumatology-and-the-society-for-infectious-diseases-of-the-czech-medical-association-of-j-e-purkyn%C3%A4
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D Musil, M Balejová, M Horníková, A Chrdle, N Mallátová, O Nyč, V Chmelík, J Gallo, D Jahoda, J Stehlík
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This study aims to articulate regional guidelines for curative and suppressive antibiotic therapy of total joint replacement infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS When developing the standard, used as source materials were the published foreign guidelines for antibiotic therapy of prosthetic joint infections, the analysis of resistance of bacterial strains conducted in the Hospital in České Budějovice, a.s. and the assessment of strain resistance for the Czech Republic published by the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808436/ewald-an-extended-wide-angle-laue-diffractometer-for-the-second-target-station-of-the-spallation-neutron-source
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Leighton Coates, Lee Robertson
Visualizing hydrogen atoms in biological materials is one of the biggest remaining challenges in biophysical analysis. While X-ray techniques have unrivaled capacity for high-throughput structure determination, neutron diffraction is uniquely sensitive to hydrogen atom positions in crystals of biological materials and can provide a more complete picture of the atomic and electronic structures of biological macromolecules. This information can be essential in providing predictive understanding and engineering control of key biological processes, for example, in catalysis, ligand binding and light harvesting, and to guide bioengineering of enzymes and drug design...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Crystallography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802513/nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-review-of-literature
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Awais Aftab, Ashley VanDercar, Ayham Alkhachroum, Christine LaGrotta, Keming Gao
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation and risk factors of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in the context of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are poorly understood, and guidance regarding diagnosis and management remains scarce. In this article, we identify case reports of ECT-induced NCSE from literature, and discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of these cases in the context of what is known about NCSE from the neurology literature. METHODS: A literature search on PubMed for case reports of NCSE after ECT...
July 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801780/a-case-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-adult
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Dan Inoue, Ryosuke Usui, Kosaku Nitta, Minako Koike
We report a case of allergic acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) induced by acetaminophen in a 48-year-old Japanese man with no past medical history. Two days after receiving the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) loxoprofen for left shoulder pain, he developed cold symptoms such as fever and sore throat. He then took a 300 mg dose of acetaminophen three times a day and a 100 mg dose of minocycline hydrochloride twice a day for 7 days. Because there was no improvement in his symptoms, he consulted a local clinic again, where blood tests revealed renal insufficiency, and he was, then, referred to our hospital for evaluation of kidney function...
August 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795493/-molecularly-imprinted-chromatography-fails-to-distinguish-homeopatic-remedy-from-placebo
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Roman Kaliszan, Małgorzata Waszczuk-Jankowska, Danuta Siluk, Bartosz Wielgomas
It was sensation when Dr. J. Beneviste reported alleged experimental biological evidence of the water memory effect (E. Dayenas et al. Nature 333, 816-818, 1988; https://doi.org/10.1038/333816a0). These experiments have never been reproduced in controlled conditions, however. Instead, the hypothesis that water can be imprinted with the memory of past solutes was ruled out (J. Maddox et al. Nature 334, 287-290, 1988; https://doi.org/10.1038/334287a0). At present, so-called "molecular imprinting" is a technology of preparing polymer matrices as affinity-based analyte separation media (J...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779949/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-hiv
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REVIEW
Flavia Ballocca, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Sebastiano Gili, Walter Grosso Marra, Fiorenzo Gaita
With the progressive increase in life expectancy of HIV-positive patient, thanks to "highly active antiretroviral therapy" (HAART), new comorbidities, and especially cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are emerging as an important concern. An increased risk of coronary artery disease, often in a younger age, has been observed in this population. The underlying pathophysiology is complex and partially still unclear, with the interaction of viral infection-and systemic inflammation-antiretroviral therapy and traditional risk factors...
June 12, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771623/the-distracted-mind-on-the-wheel-overall-propensity-to-mind-wandering-is-associated-with-road-crash-responsibility
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Cédric Gil-Jardiné, Mélanie Née, Emmanuel Lagarde, Jonathan Schooler, Benjamin Contrand, Ludivine Orriols, Cédric Galera
The role of distractions on attentional lapses that place road users in higher risk of crash remains poorly understood. We aimed to assess the respective impact of (i) mind wandering trait (propensity to mind wander in the everyday life as measured with a set of 4 questions on the proportion of time spent mind wandering in 4 different situations) and (ii) mind wandering state (disturbing thoughts just before the crash) on road crash risk using a comparison between responsible and non-responsible drivers. 954 drivers injured in a road crash were interviewed at the adult emergency department of the Bordeaux university hospital in France (2013-2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766409/phase-1-healthy-volunteer-willingness-to-participate-and-enrollment-preferences
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Stephanie C Chen, Ninet Sinaii, Gabriella Bedarida, Mark A Gregorio, Ezekiel Emanuel, Christine Grady
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Healthy volunteers in phase 1 clinical trials contribute to the development of safe drugs and other biologics and accept risks and burdens without anticipated health benefits from participation. Although emerging data have shown that healthy volunteers are influenced by risk, some still worry that financial incentives lead them to take on unreasonable risk. Yet little is known about healthy volunteers' preferences and how they make choices about enrolling in research studies...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760370/what-nmr-can-do-in-the-biopharmaceutical-industry
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REVIEW
Róbert Kiss, Ádám Fizil, Csaba Szántay
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has a unique capability to probe the primary and higher order molecular structure and the structural dynamics of biomolecules at an atomic resolution, and this capability has been greatly fortified over the last five decades by an astonishing NMR instrumental and methodological development. Because of these factors, NMR has become a primary tool for the structure investigation of biomolecules, spawning a whole scientific subfield dedicated to the subject. This role of NMR is by now well established and broadly appreciated, especially in the context of academic research dealing with proteins that are purified and isotope-labeled in order to facilitate the necessary sophisticated multidimensional NMR measurements...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749092/ketamine-for-depression-4-in-what-dose-at-what-rate-by-what-route-for-how-long-and-at-what-frequency
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Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: Ketamine, administered in subanesthetic doses, is an effective off-label treatment for severe and even treatment-refractory depression; however, despite dozens of studies across nearly 2 decades of research, there is no definitive guidance on matters related to core practice issues. METHODS: This article presents a qualitative review and summary about what is known about ketamine dosing, rate of administration, route of administration, duration of treatment, and frequency of sessions...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740367/-open-mesh-or-strictly-selected-population-recruitment-the-experience-of-the-randomized-controlled-mememe-trial
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Mauro Cortellini, Franco Berrino, Patrizia Pasanisi
Among randomized controlled trials (RCTs), trials for primary prevention require large samples and long follow-up to obtain a high-quality outcome; therefore the recruitment process and the drop-out rates largely dictate the adequacy of the results. We are conducting a Phase III trial on persons with metabolic syndrome to test the hypothesis that comprehensive lifestyle changes and/or metformin treatment prevents age-related chronic diseases (the MeMeMe trial, EudraCT number: 2012-005427-32, also registered on ClinicalTrials...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724276/fatal-small-intestinal-ischemia-due-to-methamphetamine-intoxication-report-of-a-case-with-autopsy-results
#13
Hamid Attaran
Methamphetamine is one of the most common abused drugs, so its various effects on different body organs should be familiar to all physicians. Regarding its gastrointestinal sequels, there are few reports of ischemic colitis induced by its vasoconstrictive effects. This is the first report of isolated small intestinal infarction resulting in death following methamphetamine toxicity. A 40-year-old woman with a past history of medical treatment for obesity referred to hospital with severe chest and back pain, perspiration, nausea, agitation, high blood pressure, bradycardia and subsequent lethargy and vasomotor instability...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722377/-sweet-s-syndrome-a-diagnosis-to-keep-in-mind
#14
Caroline Lang, Sandrine Quenan
Sweet's syndrome is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis. Typically, patients present with a sudden onset of tender erythematous skin lesions (papules, nodules, and plaques), of asymetrical distribution, located preferentially on the superior limbs, face and neck, associated whith high fever and neutrophilia. Histologicaly, there is a diffuse infiltrate of neutrophils located in the dermis. Most of the time idiopathic, it may be associated with a respiratory or gastro-intestinal infection, with inflammatory bowel disease, pregnancy and vaccination...
March 29, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719188/phage-selection-of-cyclic-peptides-for-application-in-research-and-drug-development
#15
Kaycie Deyle, Xu-Dong Kong, Christian Heinis
Cyclic peptides can bind to protein targets with high affinities and selectivities, which makes them an attractive modality for the development of research reagents and therapeutics. Additional properties, including low inherent toxicity, efficient chemical synthesis, and facile modification with labels or immobilization reagents, increase their attractiveness. Cyclic peptide ligands against a wide range of protein targets have been isolated from natural sources such as bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals...
July 18, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715777/regular-cannabis-and-alcohol-use-is-associated-with-resting-state-time-course-power-spectra-in-incarcerated-adolescents
#16
Sandra Thijssen, Barnaly Rashid, Shruti Gopal, Prashanth Nyalakanti, Vince D Calhoun, Kent A Kiehl
Cannabis and alcohol are believed to have widespread effects on the brain. Although adolescents are at increased risk for substance use, the adolescent brain may also be particularly vulnerable to the effects of drug exposure due to its rapid maturation. Here, we examined the association between cannabis and alcohol use duration and resting-state functional connectivity in a large sample of male juvenile delinquents. The present sample was drawn from the Southwest Advanced Neuroimaging Cohort, Youth sample, and from a youth detention facility in Wisconsin...
September 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705177/patterns-and-predictors-of-analgesic-use-in-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-drug-utilization-study-with-special-focus-on-women-with-migraine
#17
Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the drug utilization patterns and factors predicting drug use in pregnant women with migraine. This longitudinal drug utilization study aimed to describe patterns of analgesic use in a sample of Norwegian pregnant women according to their migraine history, and to identify predictors for analgesic use among these women. METHODS: Pregnant women giving birth at Akershus University Hospital between 2008 and 2010 were recruited at ultrasound examination in gestational week 17...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702153/neurobrucellosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Jamshid Vafaeimanesh, Alireza Shahamzeh, Mohammad Bagherzadeh
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection which is endemic in many countries. It is a multisystem disease which may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and complications. Neurobrucellosis is an uncommon complication of brucellosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman with a history of lupus for 5 months referred to the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Qom due to vertigo, drop attack and a convulsion episode from the previous day...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699507/quinolones-and-fluroquinolones-metabolism-and-resistance-in-salmonella-typhimurium-a-mini-review
#19
B Preethi, V Shanthi, K Ramanathan
Salmonella enterica serovars causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than 2500 different serotypes of Salmonella were identified to date. In particular, Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium is the most important serotype of Salmonella transmitted from animals to humans in most parts of the world. They are associated with an estimated 1 million deaths annually. Quinolones are an important class of broad-spectrum antimicrobials has been utilized in the treatment option for over 40 years...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694778/north-african-medicinal-plants-traditionally-used-in-cancer-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Jorge M Alves-Silva, Abderrahmane Romane, Thomas Efferth, Lígia Salgueiro
Background: Cancer is a major cause of mortality worldwide with increasing numbers by the years. In North Africa, the number of cancer patients is alarming. Also shocking is that a huge number of cancer patients only have access to traditional medicines due to several factors, e.g., economic difficulties. In fact, medicinal plants are widely used for the treatment of several pathologies, including cancer. Truthfully, herbalists and botanists in North African countries prescribe several plants for cancer treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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