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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441856/-clinical-value-of-the-early-use-of-ulinastatin-in-patients-with-moderately-severe-or-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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J Wang, J Jin, J Huang, D R Li, Y Hao, J D Kong, Z Y Chu, J H Fu, F Huang
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and the effects on serum inflammatory factors of early use of ulinastatin in patients with moderately severe or severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP/SAP). Methods: This prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from September 2013 to May 2016. A total of 42 cases were enrolled and assigned into either observation group or conventional treatment group (n=21 each). The conventional treatment group received somatostatin, while the observation group received somatostatin combined with ulinastatin...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441841/-an-experiment-control-study-on-the-ovarian-reserve-function-after-cisplatin-intraperitoneal-or-intravenous-chemotherapy-in-rats-model
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B Z Fan, H Xia, L Chu, X W Tong
Objective: To compare the impact on the ovarian reserve function after cisplatin intraperitoneal or intravenous chemotherapy in rats model. Methods: Thirty 8-weeks old female Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to control group (group A, n=10), intraperitoneal chemotherapy group (group B, n=10) and intravenous chemotherapy group (group C, n=10). Cisplatin was diluted by normal saline (NS) into 4 mg/ml. On the first day of chemotherapy, 0.2 ml cisplatin dilution was injected into the abdomen of rats in group B, isodose cisplatin was injected into vein and 1...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441717/dexmedetomidine-relieves-formaldehyde-induced-pain-in-rats-through-both-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-and-imidazoline-receptor
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Hong Zhang, Xiang Yan, De-Gui Wang, Yu-Fang Leng, Zhan-Hai Wan, Yong-Qiang Liu, Yan Zhang
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a highly selective α2 adrenergic receptor agonist. In this study, we investigated the analgesic effect and the underlying mechanisms of DEX on inflammatory visceral pain in rats. Twenty-five male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 5 groups, including control, sham, low dose DEX, medium dose DEX and high dose DEX group. Pain was induced with 10% formalin and scored every 15min till 2 h-post the induction. Hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining was used to evaluate the toxicity of DEX on spinal cord neurons...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441699/folic-acid-therapy-reduces-the-risk-of-mortality-associated-with-heavy-proteinuria-among-hypertensive-patients
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Youbao Li, Xianhui Qin, Lian Luo, Binyan Wang, Yong Huo, Fan Fan Hou, Xin Xu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate whether proteinuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) levels can modify the efficacy of folic acid therapy on the risk of all-cause mortality among hypertensive patients in the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial, a randomized, double-blind, and controlled trial. METHODS: A total of 20 702 hypertensive patients without a history of major cardiovascular diseases were randomly assigned to a double-blind daily treatment of a single tablet containing 10-mg enalapril and 0...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441603/assessment-of-wastewater-treatment-facility-compliance-with-decreasing-ammonia-discharge-limits-using-a-regression-tree-model
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Bihu Suchetana, Balaji Rajagopalan, JoAnn Silverstein
A regression tree-based diagnostic approach is developed to evaluate factors affecting US wastewater treatment plant compliance with ammonia discharge permit limits using Discharge Monthly Report (DMR) data from a sample of 106 municipal treatment plants for the period of 2004-2008. Predictor variables used to fit the regression tree are selected using random forests, and consist of the previous month's effluent ammonia, influent flow rates and plant capacity utilization. The tree models are first used to evaluate compliance with existing ammonia discharge standards at each facility and then applied assuming more stringent discharge limits, under consideration in many states...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441583/randomized-controlled-trial-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-combined-with-paroxetine-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-first-episode-major-depressive-disorder
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Yu-Mei Wang, Ning Li, Lin-Lin Yang, Mei Song, Le Shi, Wen-Hao Chen, Su-Xia Li, Xue-Yi Wang, Lin Lu
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been introduced as a new and effective treatment option for major depression. This paper examined the effectiveness of rTMS on first episode depressed patients when combined with antidepressant drugs. A random sample of forty-three first-episode depressed patients received active or sham rTMS to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and concomitantly took paroxetine for 4 weeks, and paroxetine monotherapy for 4 weeks afterwards. Response was defined as a ≥50% decrease on the total Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) from the baseline, and remission was defined as an HDRS total residual score <8...
April 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441428/increased-long-term-risk-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-a-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Chung-Shun Wong, Ying-Chin Lin, Li-Chin Sung, Tzu-Ting Chen, Hon-Ping Ma, Yung-Ho Hsu, Shin-Han Tsai, Yuh-Feng Lin, Mei-Yi Wu
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause toxicity to the cardiovascular system. However, the association between CO poisoning and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) remains unestablished. We investigated the incidence of MACE after CO poisoning in Taiwan and evaluated whether CO-poisoned individuals had a higher risk of MACE than did the general population. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) during 2005-2013, a nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted among patients who experienced CO poisoning between 2005 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441401/ancient-genes-establish-stress-induced-mutation-as-a-hallmark-of-cancer
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Luis Cisneros, Kimberly J Bussey, Adam J Orr, Milica Miočević, Charles H Lineweaver, Paul Davies
Cancer is sometimes depicted as a reversion to single cell behavior in cells adapted to live in a multicellular assembly. If this is the case, one would expect that mutation in cancer disrupts functional mechanisms that suppress cell-level traits detrimental to multicellularity. Such mechanisms should have evolved with or after the emergence of multicellularity. This leads to two related, but distinct hypotheses: 1) Somatic mutations in cancer will occur in genes that are younger than the emergence of multicellularity (1000 million years [MY]); and 2) genes that are frequently mutated in cancer and whose mutations are functionally important for the emergence of the cancer phenotype evolved within the past 1000 million years, and thus would exhibit an age distribution that is skewed to younger genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441325/the-effects-of-taekwondo-training-on-peripheral-neuroplasticity-related-growth-factors-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-cognitive-functions-in-healthy-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Su-Youn Cho, Wi-Young So, Hee-Tae Roh
Although regular Taekwondo (TKD) training has been reported to be effective for improving cognitive function in children, the mechanism underlying this improvement remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to observe changes in neuroplasticity-related growth factors in the blood, assess cerebral blood flow velocity, and verify the resulting changes in children's cognitive function after TKD training. Thirty healthy elementary school students were randomly assigned to control (n = 15) and TKD (n = 15) groups...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441310/a-dose-response-curve-for-a-gram-negative-spinal-implant-infection-model-in-rabbits
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Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Nathan Hardy, Ronald A Lehman, Lawrence G Lenke, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized complete block animal spinal implant infection model with internal control. OBJECTIVE: To develop a spinal implant animal infection model to simulate postoperative gram-negative wound infection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Implant-associated surgical site infections (SSI) remain a dreaded complication of spinal surgery. Currently, over 30% of all spine SSIs are secondary to gram-negative bacteria. Traditional animal models have utilized gram-positive inoculums to simulate postoperative infection, but there exists no model in the literature for gram-negative infection in the setting of spinal instrumentation...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441294/effects-of-myofascial-release-in-nonspecific-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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María D Arguisuelas, Juan Francisco Lisón, Daniel Sánchez-Zuriaga, Isabel Martínez-Hurtado, Julio Doménech-Fernández
STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized parallel sham-controlled trial with concealed allocation and intention-to treat analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of an isolate myofascial release (MFR) protocol on pain, disability, and fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MFR is a form of manual medicine widely used by physiotherapists in the management of different musculoskeletal pathologies...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441266/safety-of-the-inactivated-japanese-encephalitis-virus-vaccine-ixiaro%C3%A2-in-children-an-open-label-randomized-active-controlled-phase-3-study
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Katrin L Dubischar, Vera Kadlecek, Benjamin Sablan, Charissa Fay Borja-Tabora, Salvacion Gatchalian, Susanne Eder-Lingelbach, Zsuzsanna Mueller, Kerstin Westritschnig
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis (JE) remains a serious health concern in Asian countries and has sporadically affected pediatric travelers. In the present study we monitored the safety profile of the JE virus (JEV) vaccine IXIARO in a pediatric population. METHODS: We randomized 1869 children between the age of 2 months and 17 years in an age-stratified manner to vaccination with IXIARO or one of the control vaccines, Prevnar and HAVRIX 720. Adverse events (AEs) (unsolicited and solicited local and systemic adverse events), serious AEs and medically-attended AEs were assessed up to Day 56 and Month 7 after the first dose...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441237/noninvasive-ventilation-in-acute-hypoxemic-nonhypercapnic-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Ping Xu, Xin-Chang Zhang, Shu-Ling Hu, Jing-Yuan Xu, Jian-Feng Xie, Song-Qiao Liu, Ling Liu, Ying-Zi Huang, Feng-Mei Guo, Yi Yang, Hai-Bo Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute hypoxemic nonhypercapnic respiratory failure unrelated to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Web of Science, and bibliographies of articles were retrieved inception until June 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials comparing application of noninvasive ventilation with standard oxygen therapy in adults with acute hypoxemic nonhypercapnic respiratory failure were included...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441155/do-triglyceride-lowering-drugs-decrease-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Kevin C Maki, Mary R Dicklin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the evidence supporting a relationship between lowering triglycerides (TGs) and TG-rich lipoprotein cholesterol (TGRL-C) levels and reduced atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Data from observational investigations, including studies of genetic variants, provide evidence consistent with a causal relationship between elevations in TG and TGRL-C and greater risk for ASCVD. Randomized controlled trial evidence of ASCVD risk reduction with therapies that substantially lower TG and TGRL-C is limited by the fact that no large-scale trial results have been published from a study that enrolled subjects selected specifically on the basis of TG or TGRL-C elevation, although three such trials are underway or in the planning stages...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441112/second-line-hormonal-therapy-for-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-provisional-clinical-opinion
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Katherine S Virgo, Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Tom Oliver, R Bryan Rumble, Michael A Carducci, Luke Nordquist, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Eric Winquist, Eric A Singer
Purpose ASCO provisional clinical opinions (PCOs) offer direction to the ASCO membership after publication or presentation of potential practice-changing data. This PCO addresses second-line hormonal therapy for chemotherapy-naïve men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who range from being asymptomatic with only biochemical evidence of CRPC to having documented metastases but minimal symptoms. Clinical Context The treatment goal for CRPC is palliation. Despite resistance to initial androgen deprivation therapy, most men respond to second-line hormonal therapies...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441104/gestalt-intervention-groups-for-anxious-parents-in-hong-kong-a-quasi-experimental-design
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Grace Suk Man Leung, Su Hean Khor
This study examined the impact of gestalt intervention groups for anxious Chinese parents in Hong Kong. A non-randomized control group pre-test/post-test design was adopted. A total of 156 parents participated in the project. After 4 weeks of treatment, the intervention group participants had lower anxiety levels, less avoidance of inner experiences, and more kindness towards oneself and mindfulness when compared to control group participants. However, the dimension of self-judgment remained unchanged. The adaptation of gestalt intervention to suit the Chinese culture was discussed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441094/background-rates-of-disease-in-latin-american-children-from-a-rotavirus-vaccine-study
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Marc Baay, Kaatje Bollaerts, Claudio Struchiner, Thomas Verstraeten
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of background rates of adverse events is crucial to assess vaccine safety concerns. We used data from a rotavirus vaccine study (Ruiz-Palacios et al., NEJM, 2006) including 63,225 infants from 11 Latin American countries to investigate reporting rates of serious adverse events (SAEs) among these infants, and describe rates by country, gender, age, and season. METHODS: For this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, investigators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela recruited 6-to-13-week-old healthy infants...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441080/color-coded-intravital-imaging-demonstrates-a-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-antagonist-selectively-targets-stromal-cells-in-a-human-pancreatic-cancer-orthotopic-mouse-model
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Takashi Murakami, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Kentaro Miyake, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Tasuku Kiyuna, Jonathan C DeLong, Thinzar M Lwin, Ryusei Matsuyama, Ryutaro Mori, Takafumi Kumamoto, Takashi Chishima, Kuniya Tanaka, Yasushi Ichikawa, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Robert M Hoffman
Pancreatic cancer is a recalcitrant malignancy, partly due to desmoplastic stroma which stimulates tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, and inhibits chemotherapeutic drug delivery. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) has an important role in the formation of stromal desmoplasia. The present study describes the ability of color-coded intravital imaging to demonstrate the efficacy of a TGF-β inhibitor to target stroma in an orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancer. The BxPC-3 human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP), which also has a high TGF-β expression level, was used in an orthotopic model in transgenic nude mice ubiquitously expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441068/a-controlled-randomized-double-blind-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-chitosan-n-acetylcysteine-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
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Doreen Schmidl, René Werkmeister, Semira Kaya, Angelika Unterhuber, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Renate Baumgartner, Sonja Höller, Maria O'Rourke, Ward Peterson, Annika Wolter, Martin Prinz, Leopold Schmetterer, Gerhard Garhöfer
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of chitosan-N-acetylcysteine (C-NAC) eye drops on tear film thickness (TFT) in patients with dry eye syndrome (DES). METHODS: This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical investigation with patients assigned to 2 cohorts. In Cohort I, 21 patients were randomized to receive 1 instillation of C-NAC eye drops in 1 eye and placebo (normal saline solution) in the contralateral eye. In Cohort II, 17 patients were randomized to receive C-NAC eye drops once (QD) or twice (BID) daily for 5 days...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441045/effects-of-topical-application-of-silver-sulfadiazine-cream-triple-antimicrobial-ointment-or-hyperosmolar-nanoemulsion-on-wound-healing-bacterial-load-and-exuberant-granulation-tissue-formation-in-bandaged-full-thickness-equine-skin-wounds
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Caroline C Gillespie Harmon, Jan F Hawkins, Jianming Li, Sean Connell, Margaret Miller, Megan Saenger, Lynetta J Freeman
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of 3 topically applied treatments (1% silver sulfadiazine cream [SSC], triple antimicrobial ointment [TAO], and hyperosmolar nanoemulsion [HNE]) on microbial counts, exuberant granulation tissue (EGT) development, and reepithelialization of contaminated wounds at the distal aspect of the limbs of horses. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES A 2.5 × 2.5-cm, full-thickness, cutaneous wound was created at the dorsal aspect of each metacarpus and metatarsus (1 wound/limb/horse), covered with nonadhesive dressing, and bandaged...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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