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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816111/updated-2014-stopp-criteria-to-identify-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-community-dwelling-in-elderly-patients%C3%A2
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María Luisa Nicieza-Garcia, Gloria Manso, Esther Salgueiro
OBJECTIVE: To analyze potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) using the 2014 version of STOPP criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prescriptions were analyzed by using invoicing data and electronic medical records. RESULTS: At least one STOPP criterion was observed in 9 out of every 10 patients. The most common STOPP criteria found were: "any drug prescribed without an evidence-based clinical indication" and "any drug prescribed beyond the recommended duration, where treatment duration is well defined"...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814030/quantitative-evaluation-of-hand-functions-using-a-wearable-hand-exoskeleton-system
#2
Suin Kim, Jeongsoo Lee, Wookeun Park, Joonbum Bae
To investigate, improve, and observe the effect of rehabilitation therapy, many studies have been conducted on evaluating the motor function quantitatively by developing various types of robotic systems. Even though the robotic systems have been developed, functional evaluation of the hand has been rarely investigated, because it is difficult to install a number of actuators or sensors to the hand due to limited space around the fingers. Therefore, in this study, a hand exoskeleton was developed to satisfy the required specifications for evaluating the hand functions including spasticity of finger flexors, finger independence, and multi-digit synergy and algorithms to evaluate such functions were proposed...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813884/design-parameters-and-torque-profile-modification-of-a-spring-assisted-hand-opening-exoskeleton-module
#3
Nik R Butler, Stephen A Goodwin, Joel C Perry
There is a growing demand for functional rehabilitation orthotics that can effectively assist in patient recovery from motor impairments after stroke. The hand in particular is a complex system that has proven difficult to mimic with current exoskeleton technologies. This paper presents data-driven design parameters to increase the functionality and improve the assistance profile of the ArmAssist-2.0 hand module. Improvements from the previous model include adjustable linkages to fulfill the largest population of users, new joint locations to more accurately represent biomechanics of the hand, and a more impairment-appropriate torque profile to assist in hand opening, adjustable through interchangeable springs...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810692/resveratrol-protects-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-the-uterus-and-prevents-experimental-preterm-birth
#4
María Victoria Bariani, Fernando Correa, Emma Leishman, Ana Paula Domínguez Rubio, Andreína Arias, Aníbal Stern, Heather B Bradshaw, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: Is resveratrol able to prevent the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor in 15-day pregnant BALB/c mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Resveratrol prevented the LPS-induced onset of preterm labor in 64% of the cases and showed anti-inflammatory and tocolytic effects by downregulating COX-2 and iNOS expression and NOS activity, and by changing the uterine prostaglandin and endocannabinoid profiling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Genital tract infections by Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in human pregnancy and have been shown to increase risk of preterm delivery...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809628/-the-effect-of-activation-of-the-shoulder-girdle-muscles-on-functional-outcomes-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-distal-radius-fractures
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V Jančíková, J Opavský, P Dráč, A Krobot, I Čižmář
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the functional outcomes of rehabilitation in patients with surgically treated distal radius fractures in the early postoperative period. We compared the functional outcomes of patients undergoing standard rehabilitation with the group of patients whose postoperative rehabilitation was extended with shoulder girdle exercises of the affected upper limb while the wrist was immobilized. Several indices and variables were used for the assessment of the functional therapeutic outcomes of the affected wrist...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807576/evaluation-of-three-tidal-volumes-10-12-and-15%C3%A2-ml%C3%A2-kg-1-in-dogs-for-controlled-mechanical-ventilation-assessed-by-volumetric-capnography-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seline Bumbacher, Johannes P Schramel, Martina Mosing
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate three routinely used tidal volumes (VT; 10, 12 and 15 mL kg(-1)) for controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) in lung-healthy anaesthetized dogs by assessing alveolar ventilation (VTalv) and dead space (DS). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial. ANIMALS: A total of 36 client-owned dogs. METHODS: Dogs were randomly allocated to a VT of 10 (G10), 12 (G12) or 15 (G15) mL kg(-1). After induction CMV was started...
May 8, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806826/-treatment-of-dupuytren-s-disease-with-collagenase-injections-in-germany-efficacy-and-adverse-effects-in-110-treated-joints
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Adrian Pototschnig, Elias Volkmer, Riccardo E Giunta
Background Since 2011, a new minimally-invasive treatment for Dupuytren's disease has been available in the form of injectable collagenase (Xiapex®, Pfizer). Purpose Our aim is to report about the results and adverse effects of injectable collagenase for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease in Germany. Patients and Methods We treated 78 patients (61 male, 17 female) with 87 injections in 87 digits (little finger n = 40, ring finger n = 37, middle finger n = 8 and index n = 2). We documented the range of motion before treatment, after 6 weeks and after 6 months...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803931/explicit-definitions-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescriptions-of-antibiotics-in-older-patients-a-compilation-derived-from-a-systematic-review
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Nicolas Baclet, Grégoire Ficheur, Serge Alfandari, Laurie Ferret, Eric Senneville, Emmanuel Chazard, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart
CONTEXT: Potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs) of antibiotics (antibiotic-PIPs) are generally detected by applying implicit definitions based on expert opinion. Explicit definitions are less frequently used, even though this approach would enable the automated detection of antibiotic-PIPs in electronic health records. Here, we systematically reviewed explicit definitions of antibiotic-PIPs used in studies of older adults. METHOD: We searched the MEDLINE(®), Scopus(®) and Web of Science(TM) core collection databases with a combination of three terms and their synonyms: "potentially inappropriate prescription" AND "antibiotic treatment" AND "older patients"...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802175/conjugate-of-biotin-with-silicon-iv-phthalocyanine-for-tumor-targeting-photodynamic-therapy
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Ke Li, Ling Qiu, Qingzhu Liu, Gaochao Lv, Xueyu Zhao, Shanshan Wang, Jianguo Lin
In order to improve the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT), biotin was axially conjugated with silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (SiPc) skeleton to develop a new tumor-targeting photosensitizer SiPc-biotin. The target compound SiPc-biotin showed much higher binding affinity toward BR-positive (biotin receptor overexpressed) HeLa human cervical carcinoma cells than its precursor SiPc-pip. However, when the biotin receptors of HeLa cells were blocked by free biotin, >50% uptake of SiPc-biotin was suppressed, demonstrating that SiPc-biotin could selectively accumulate in BR-positive cancer cells via the BR-mediated internalization...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796437/a-selective-insecticidal-protein-from-pseudomonas-mosselii-for-corn-rootworm-control
#10
Jun-Zhi Wei, Jessica O'Rear, Ute Schellenberger, Barbara A Rosen, Young-Jun Park, Mark J McDonald, Genhai Zhu, Weiping Xie, Adane Kassa, Lisa Procyk, Mark Nelson, Claudia Perez Ortega, Jian-Zhou Zhao, Nasser Yalpani, Virginia C Crane, Scott H Diehn, Gary A Sandahl, Albert L Lu, Gusui Wu, Lu Liu
The coleopteran insect western corn rootworm (WCR, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) is an economically important pest in North America and Europe. Transgenic corn plants producing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal proteins have been useful against this devastating pest, but evolution of resistance has reduced their efficacy. Here we report the discovery of a novel insecticidal protein, PIP-47Aa, from an isolate of Pseudomonas mosselii. PIP-47Aa sequence shows no shared motifs, domains or signatures with other known proteins...
August 10, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782092/hard-tissue-debris-removal-from-the-mesial-root-canal-system-of-mandibular-molars-with-ultrasonically-and-laser-activated-irrigation-a-micro-computed-tomography-study
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J Verstraeten, W Jacquet, R J G De Moor, M A Meire
This study is to investigate the efficacy of different irrigant activation techniques on removal of accumulated hard tissue debris (AHTD) in mesial roots of human mandibular molars. Extracted human mandibular molars with an isthmus between the mesial root canals were selected based on micro-CT (μCT) scans. The mesial canals were instrumented to an apical diameter ISO30 using ProTaper rotary files. Teeth were randomly assigned to three irrigant activation groups (n = 10): ultrasonically activated irrigation (UAI) using a size 20 Irrisafe for 3 × 20 s, laser-activated irrigation (LAI) with an Er:YAG laser (2940 nm) and plain 300 μm fiber tip inside the canal (20 mJ, 20 Hz, 3 × 20 s), and laser-activated irrigation with identical parameters with a 400 μm photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) tip held at the canal entrance...
August 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774753/aerobic-scope-in-chicken-embryos
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Satoko T Ide, Ryoji Ide, Jacopo P Mortola
We investigated the aerobic scope of chicken embryos, that is, the margin of increase of oxygen consumption ( [Formula: see text] ) above its normal value. [Formula: see text] was measured by an open-flow methodology at embryonic ages E3, E7, E11, E15, E19 and at E20 at the internal (IP) and external pipping (EP) phases, at the normal incubation temperature (Ta=38°C), in hypothermia (Ta=30°C) and in hyperthermia (Ta=41 and 44°C). In the cold, Q10 averaged ~2 at all ages, except in IP and EP when lower values (~1...
July 31, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774253/predictors-of-outcomes-following-fasciectomy-for-dupuytren-s-disease-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients
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Eitan Melamed, Bryan G Beutel, Shaul Goldstein, David Angel
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes, and identify predictors thereof, after fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease in a series of diabetic patients compared with non-diabetic patients. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients were examined following partial palmar and/or digital fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease (11 diabetics, 27 non-diabetics). Each patient was assessed for degree of pre- and post-operative flexion contractures at the MCP and PIP joints, post-operative Patient Evaluation Measure (PEM) total score, post-operative grip strength, limited joint mobility (LJM), recurrence, extension, and a composite outcomes score based upon grip strength and the degree of joint contractures...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773799/chemical-and-structural-characterization-of-several-mid-term-explanted-breast-prostheses
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Angela Amoresano, Luca De Stefano, Ilaria Rea, Federica Pane, Leila Birolo, Fabrizio Schonauer
The recent scandal of poly implant prostheses (PIP), which were found in some cases to be made of non-medical grade silicone (as reported by the European Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks), had a great social impact. Thousands of patients asked for implant removal with significant costs for public health care systems. We analysed, by a multidisciplinary approach, sixteen different breast implants after explantation by using several analytical and structural techniques, such as Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), mass spectrometry equipped by ion coupled plasma (ICP-MS), gas-chromatography (GC-MS), and tensile testing...
August 9, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771895/an-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-periodontal-biotype-on-inter-dental-papilla-proportions-distances-between-facial-and-palatal-papillae-in-the-maxillary-anterior-dentition
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Arshia Jameel Ahmed, Ashish S Nichani, Ranganath Venugopal
PURPOSE: Gingival esthetics are an essential segment of facial beauty. The aim of the present study was to clinically assess the impact of periodontal biotype (PB), the length between the base of interproximal contact area and the interproximal bone crest (CP-BC), the distance between the facial and palatal papillae (DFPP), and papillary proportions (PP) on the presence of interdental papillae (PIP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 80 patients aged 18 to 60 years were recruited for study...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764753/supporting-prescribing-in-older-people-with-multimorbidity-and-significant-polypharmacy-in-primary-care-sppire-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol-and-pilot
#16
Caroline McCarthy, Barbara Clyne, Derek Corrigan, Fiona Boland, Emma Wallace, Frank Moriarty, Tom Fahey, Carmel Hughes, Paddy Gillespie, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity, defined as the presence of at least two chronic conditions, becomes increasingly common in older people and is associated with poorer health outcomes and significant polypharmacy. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently published a multimorbidity guideline that advises providing an individualised medication review for all people prescribed 15 or more repeat medicines. This study incorporates this guideline and aims to assess the effectiveness of a complex intervention designed to support general practitioners (GPs) to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing and consider deprescribing in older people with multimorbidity and significant polypharmacy in Irish primary care...
August 1, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761094/xylapeptide-a-an-antibacterial-cyclopentapeptide-with-an-uncommon-l-pipecolinic-acid-moiety-from-the-associated-fungus-xylaria-sp-gdg-102
#17
Wei-Feng Xu, Xue-Mei Hou, Fei-Hua Yao, Na Zheng, Jun Li, Chang-Yun Wang, Rui-Yun Yang, Chang-Lun Shao
Two new cyclopentapeptides, xylapeptide A (1) with an uncommon L-pipecolinic acid moiety, and xylapeptide B (2) having a common L-proline residue were identified from an associated fungus Xylaria sp. isolated from the Chinese medicinal plant Sophora tonkinensis. Their planar structures were elucidated by a comprehensive analysis of NMR and MS spectroscopic spectra. The absolute configurations were determined by Marfey's method and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (Cu Kα) analysis. Xylapeptide A (1) is the first example of cyclopentapeptide with L-Pip of terrestrial origin and showed strong antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and B...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756961/efficacy-of-photon-induced-photoacoustic-streaming-in-the-reduction-of-enterococcus-faecalis-within-the-root-canal-different-settings-and-different-sodium-hypochlorite-concentrations
#18
Barbara Skrlj Golob, Giovanni Olivi, Mirijam Vrabec, Rita El Feghali, Steven Parker, Stefano Benedicenti
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of laser-activated irrigation by photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) in the reduction of Enterococcus faecalis in root canal disinfection, varying laser energy output, and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) concentration. For effective removal of the smear layer, the sequence and resting time of the final irrigation steps were modified compared with the standard PIPS protocol. METHODS: Eighty-six extracted single-rooted teeth were mechanically prepared, sterilized, and inoculated with E...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753491/aryl-1h-imidazole-4-5f-1-10-phenanthroline-cu-ii-complexes-electrochemical-and-dna-interaction-studies
#19
Bharati S Rajebhosale, Shivali N Dongre, Sameer S Deshpande, Anup N Kate, Anupa A Kumbhar
The reaction of aryl imidazo[4,5f] [1,10]phenanthrolines with Cu(NO3)2 lead to the formation of Cu(II) complexes of the type [Cu(L)(NO3)2] where L=PIP, 2-(phenyl) [4,5f] imidazo phenanthroline; HPIP=2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo [4,5f] phenanthroline and NIP=2-(naphthyl) [4,5f] imidazo phenanthroline. The interaction of these complexes with calf thymus DNA has been studied using viscosity measurements, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy. Chemical nuclease activity of these complexes has also been investigated...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748457/juvenile-nonclinical-safety-studies-in-support-of-pediatric-drug-development
#20
Paul C Barrow, Georg Schmitt
A pediatric assessment is now a required component of every drug marketing application in North America, Europe, and Japan, unless a waiver has been granted previously. Nonclinical juvenile toxicity studies are often required as part of this assessment. The protocols for juvenile toxicity studies are best devised in consultation with the regulatory authorities. It is important to submit the pediatric investigation plan (PIP) or pediatric study plan (PSP) early, in order not to delay the marketing authorization of the drug in adults...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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