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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773359/-psychoactive-substances-use-in-r%C3%A3-union-island-and-mayotte-french-departments-in-indian-ocean
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Amélie Daveluy, Françoise Haramburu
INTRODUCTION: The government plan for the fight against drugs and addictive behaviors 2013-2017 includes several actions concerning French overseas territories, in particular to strengthen information on drug addiction. The Interministerial mission for combating drugs and addictive behaviors (MILD&CA) has commissioned the Bordeaux addictovigilance center to strengthen exchanges on addictovigilance with Réunion Island and Mayotte and to make an inventory of problematic drug use in these two French departments of Indian Ocean...
February 27, 2018: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769667/restoring-vision
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Botond Roska, José-Alain Sahel
Restoring vision to the blind by retinal repair has been a dream of medicine for centuries, and the first successful procedures have recently been performed. Although we are still far from the restoration of high-resolution vision, step-by-step developments are overcoming crucial bottlenecks in therapy development and have enabled the restoration of some visual function in patients with specific blindness-causing diseases. Here, we discuss the current state of vision restoration and the problems related to retinal repair...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765416/combating-osteoarthritis-through-stem-cell-therapies-by-rejuvenating-cartilage-a-review
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REVIEW
Navneet Kumar Dubey, Viraj Krishna Mishra, Rajni Dubey, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Joseph R Wang, Peter D Wang, Win-Ping Deng
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disorder which could be distinguished by erosion of articular cartilage, pain, stiffness, and crepitus. Not only aging-associated alterations but also the metabolic factors such as hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and obesity affect articular tissues and may initiate or exacerbate the OA. The poor self-healing ability of articular cartilage due to limited regeneration in chondrocytes further adversely affects the osteoarthritic microenvironment. Traditional and current surgical treatment procedures for OA are limited and incapable to reverse the damage of articular cartilage...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764407/are-we-doing-enough-to-prevent-poor-quality-antimalarial-medicines-in-the-developing-world
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Erin J Walker, Gregory M Peterson, James Grech, Evie Paragalli, Jackson Thomas
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease that affects more than 3 billion people worldwide, in predominantly resource-poor countries. Despite malaria being preventable and treatable, a large number of adults and children, mostly in Africa, die from this disease each year. One contributor to needless morbidity and mortality is the production and distribution of poor-quality antimalarial medicines; indeed, it is estimated that over 122,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan countries were caused by poor-quality antimalarial medicines, in 2013 alone...
May 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760853/emergency-physicians-at-war
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Andrew E Muck, Melissa Givens, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Phillip E Mason, Craig Goolsby
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) represent the first major, sustained wars in which emergency physicians (EPs) fully participated as an integrated part of the military's health system. EPs proved invaluable in the deployments, and they frequently used the full spectrum of trauma and medical care skills. The roles EPs served expanded over the years of the conflicts and demonstrated the unique skill set of emergency medicine (EM) training. EPs supported elite special operations units, served in medical command positions, and developed and staffed flying intensive care units...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753870/bitter-gourd-momordica-charantia-as-a-rich-source-of-bioactive-components-to-combat-cancer-naturally-are-we-on-the-right-track-to-fully-unlock-its-potential-as-inhibitor-of-deregulated-signaling-pathways
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Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Sumbul Khalid, Fatima Tahir, Uteuliev Yerzhan Sabitaliyevich, Ilhan Yaylim, Rukset Attar, Baojun Xu
Research over decades has progressively explored pharmacological actions of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia). Biologically and pharmacologically active molecules isolated from M. charantia have shown significant anti-cancer activity in cancer cell lines and xenografted mice. In this review spotlight was set on the bioactive compounds isolated from M. charantia that effectively inhibited cancer development and progression via regulation of protein network in cancer cells. We summarize most recent high-quality research work in cancer cell lines and xenografted mice related to tumor suppressive role-play of M...
May 10, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730283/photodynamic-therapy-as-an-alternative-to-antibiotic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-infected-leg-ulcers
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Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka, Barbara Pucelik, Anna Międzybrodzka, Aleksander Sieroń, Janusz M Dąbrowski
Infected leg ulcers are painful, debilitating and immensely reducing patient's quality of life, therefore they are becoming a more and more significant clinical and socioeconomic problems nowadays. Increasing resistance to antibiotics, drugs and therapies is one of the most urgent challenge in medicine worldwide and requires searching for a new, innovative and more efficient medical strategies. One of the opportunities for the cure of leg ulcers is photodynamic inactivation (PDI), that has been widely used in the treatment of various bacterial, fungal and viral infections...
May 3, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726720/bioactive-mushroom-polysaccharides-as-antitumor-an-overview
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Urja Pandya, Umesh Dhuldhaj, Nirmal S Sahay
Immuno-therapies are gaining more importance to treat certain forms of cancer. The goal of therapies is to enhance person's own IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD, IgE and macrophages to combat with neoplastic cells hence the effectiveness of the immune system. Since, early civilization mushrooms are considered as potent food as well as medicine. Mushrooms are well known for their bioactive compounds such as chizophyllan, lentinan, grifolan, PSP (polysaccharide-peptide complex) and PSK (polysaccharide-protein complex) which are considered as medicines against melignancy...
May 4, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692257/current-views-on-dopaminergic-drugs-affecting-glucose-homeostasis
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Mortaza Fatehi Hassanabad, Mohammad Fatehi
BACKGROUND: For more than three decades, it has been known that manipulation of dopaminergic system could affect glucose homesotasis in experimental animals. The notion that glucose homeostasis in human might be influenced by dopaminergic drugs has attracted a great deal of attention in the past two decades. In spite of rapid advancements in revealing involvement of dopaminergic neurotransmission in insulin release, glucose up-take and pancreatic beta cell function in general through centrally and peripherally controlled mechanisms, there are discrepancies among observations on experimental animals and human subjects...
April 24, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691188/medicinal-plants-from-the-brazilian-amazonian-region-and-their-antileishmanial-activity-a-review
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REVIEW
Bruno José Martins Da Silva, Amanda Anastácia Pinto Hage, Edilene Oliveira Silva, Ana Paula Drummond Rodrigues
Leishmaniasis, a neglected disease caused by Leishmania protozoans, primarily affects people in tropical and subtropical areas. Chemotherapy based on the use of pentavalent antimonials, amphotericin B, paromomycin, miltefosine and liposomal amphotericin B is currently the only effective treatment. However, adverse effects, long-term treatment and the emergence of parasite resistance have led to the search for alternative treatments. Natural products used in traditional medicine provide an unlimited source of molecules for the identification of new drugs, and the Amazon region has abundant biodiversity that includes several species of plants and animals, providing a rich source of new products and compounds...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690523/the-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicines-on-the-quorum-sensing-regulated-virulence-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Yee Meng Chong, Kah Yan How, Wai Fong Yin, Kok Gan Chan
The quorum sensing (QS) system has been used by many opportunistic pathogenic bacteria to coordinate their virulence determinants in relation to cell-population density. As antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, interference with QS has been regarded as a novel way to control bacterial infections. As such, many plant-based natural products have been widely explored for their therapeutic roles. These natural products may contain anti-QS compounds that could block QS signals generation or transmission to combat QS pathogens...
April 21, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686787/pattern-duration-of-stay-and-outcomes-of-medical-admissions-a-report-from-teaching-community-hospital-in-assir-region-saudi-arabia
#12
Mushabab A Al-Ghamdi, Aref A Bin Abdulhak
Background : Population-based studies are the gold standard to understand the burden of different diseases, plan health care policy and resource allocation, and provide an accurate estimate of disease several disease indices including mortality. However, population-based studies are difficult to undertake in a resource-limited situation where no robust data bases and disease registries are available. Therefore, hospital-based cohorts may be used to inform about the community health. Objectives: We sought to study the pattern of disease causing admission, hospital stay, and outcomes of medical admissions to King Abdullah Hospital in Bisha in order to inform clinicians, public health professionals, and policymakers about the current status of diseases within the community in Bisha...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682325/antimicrobial-resistance-mechanisms-and-potential-synthetic-treatments
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REVIEW
Junaid Ali, Qasim A Rafiq, Elizabeth Ratcliffe
Since the discovery of antibiotics by Sir Alexander Fleming they have been used throughout medicine and play a vital role in combating microorganisms. However, with their vast use, development of resistance has become more prevalent and their use is currently under threat. Antibiotic resistance poses a global threat to human and animal health, with many bacterial species having developed some form of resistance and in some cases within a year of first exposure to antimicrobial agents. This review aims to examine some of the mechanisms behind resistance...
April 2018: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676231/combating-neurodegenerative-diseases-with-the-plant-alkaloid-berberine-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-potential
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Dahua Fan, Liping Liu, Zhengzhi Wu, Meiqun Cao
Neurodegenerative diseases are among the most serious health problems affecting millions of people worldwide. Such diseases are characterized by a progressive degeneration and / or death of neurons in the central nervous system. Currently, there are no therapeutic approaches to cure or even halt the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. During the last two decades, much attention has been paid to the neuroprotective and anti-neurodegenerative activities of compounds isolated from natural products with high efficacy and low toxicity...
April 19, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672168/rucaparib-a-new-treatment-option-for-ovarian-cancer
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Ilaria Sabatucci, Giuseppa Maltese, Stefano Lepori, Elisa Tripodi, Giorgio Bogani, Domenica Lorusso
Approximately 50% of high-grade serous ovarian cancers present a deficiency in the pathways involved in homologous recombination (HR). PARP inhibitors prevent single-strand DNA damage repair and determine a progression of the defect towards double-strand breaks, which results in a process known as 'synthetic lethality'. Areas covered: In this review, the authors discuss the efficacy and toxicity of rucaparib either as a single agent or as a maintenance treatment for ovarian cancer. This includes the NGS Foundation Medicine evaluation of the role of this drug in the treatment algorithm of ovarian cancer...
April 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670064/veterinary-students-knowledge-and-perceptions-about-antimicrobial-stewardship-and-biosecurity-a-national-survey
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Laura Hardefeldt, Torben Nielsen, Helen Crabb, James Gilkerson, Richard Squires, Jane Heller, Claire Sharp, Rowland Cobbold, Jacqueline Norris, Glenn Browning
A better understanding of veterinary students’ perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge about antimicrobial stewardship and biosecurity could facilitate more effective education of future veterinarians about these important issues. A multicenter cross-sectional study was performed by administering a questionnaire to veterinary students expected to graduate in 2017 or 2018 in all Australian veterinary schools. Four hundred and seventy-six of 1246 students (38%) completed the survey. Many students were unaware of the high importance of some veterinary drugs to human medicine, specifically enrofloxacin and cefovecin (59% and 47% of responses, respectively)...
April 18, 2018: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666617/perspectives-of-phage-eukaryotic-cell-interactions-to-control-epstein-barr-virus-infections
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Andrzej Górski, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Natalia Bagińska, Jan Borysowski
Recently, leading medical journals emphasized the importance of further studies on the potential application of bacterial viruses (phages) for the treatment of antibiotics-resistant infections outlining the present status of the therapy and perspectives for the future. Furthermore, a leading scientific journal pointed to the recent progress in research on phage interactions with eukaryotic cells (especially cells of the immune system) and potential implications of their results for our broader understanding of the role of phages - not only as "bacteria eaters" - but also as an important part of our body defense protecting against external and internal pathogenic invaders (as suggested previously)...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665873/impact-of-paternal-deployment-to-the-conflicts-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-and-paternal-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-on-the-children-of-military-fathers
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Nicola T Fear, Ruth V Reed, Sarah Rowe, Howard Burdett, David Pernet, Alyson Mahar, Amy C Iversen, Paul Ramchandani, Alan Stein, Simon Wessely
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the social and emotional well-being of children whose fathers have been deployed to the conflicts in Iraq/Afghanistan or who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).AimsTo examine the emotional and behavioural well-being of children whose fathers are or have been in the UK armed forces, in particular the effects of paternal deployment to the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan and paternal PTSD. METHOD: Fathers who had taken part in a large tri-service cohort and had children aged 3-16 years were asked about the emotional and behavioural well-being of their child(ren) and assessed for symptoms of PTSD via online questionnaires and telephone interview...
April 18, 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665778/characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-who-refuse-to-participate-in-an-in-hospital-deprescribing-intervention-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#19
Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly patients accepting and refusing a deprescribing intervention and to investigate factors associated with deprescribing refusal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study by analyzing the electronic medical records from a single hospital...
April 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662881/the-continuum-of-aging-and-age-related-diseases-common-mechanisms-but-different-rates
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REVIEW
Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani, Cristina Morsiani, Maria Conte, Aurelia Santoro, Andrea Grignolio, Daniela Monti, Miriam Capri, Stefano Salvioli
Geroscience, the new interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the relationship between aging and chronic age-related diseases (ARDs) and geriatric syndromes (GSs), is based on epidemiological evidence and experimental data that aging is the major risk factor for such pathologies and assumes that aging and ARDs/GSs share a common set of basic biological mechanisms. A consequence is that the primary target of medicine is to combat aging instead of any single ARD/GSs one by one, as favored by the fragmentation into hundreds of specialties and sub-specialties...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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