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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216092/health-care-professionals-perceptions-of-a-community-based-virtual-ward-medicines-management-service-a-qualitative-study
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Andrew Kirkcaldy, Barbara A Jack, Louise C Cope
This article describes a qualitative research study using focus groups to explore the views and experiences of a medicines management team (MMT) on the service they deliver within a 'Virtual Ward' (VW); and those of the wider multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals on the service provided by the MMT. Several themes emerged from the focus groups, including impact on patients and carers, team working and issues and challenges. A dedicated MMT was seen as a positive contribution to the VW, which potentially increased the quality of patient care, and appeared to be a positive experience for both the MM and wider multidisciplinary team...
February 3, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212645/retrospective-analysis-of-antiretroviral-therapy-uptake-and-retention-of-male-clients-receiving-methadone-maintenance-therapy-in-two-provinces-in-vietnam-potential-synergy-of-the-two-therapies
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Linh Thi Thuy Pham, Akiko Kitamura, Hoa Mai Do, Kim Anh Lai, Nhan Tuan Le, Van Thi Thuy Nguyen, Masaya Kato
BACKGROUND: Vietnam has a concentrated HIV epidemic with injection drug use being the dominant mode of HIV transmission. Vietnam has rapidly expanded antiretroviral therapy (ART) and methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). This study aims to analyze ART uptake and retention among male clients receiving MMT in Vietnam in the early phase of the MMT program. METHODS: The male clients (age ≥18) who were newly enrolled in care or started ART at two HIV clinics in Hanoi (2009 to 2011) and three HIV clinics in Can Tho (2010 to 2012) were included for the analysis...
February 17, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211299/comparison-of-biodistribution-profile-of-monoclonal-antibodies-nanoparticles-and-aptamers-in-rats-with-breast-cancer
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Cristal Cerqueira-Coutinho, Sotiris Missailidis, Jéssica Alessandra-Perini, Daniel Escorsim Machado, Jamila Alessandra Perini, Ralph Santos-Oliveira
The use of monoclonal antibodies and aptamers is growing every single day, as the use of nanoparticle systems. Although most of the products are under investigation, there are a few commercialized products available at the market, for human consume. In this study, we have compared three formulations (aptamer anti-MUC1, monoclonal antibody - Trastuzumab and monoclonal antibodies nanoparticles - PLA/PVA/MMT trastuzumab) to identify their profile as also to understand their behavior into an alive biological system...
May 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205365/paratesticular-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-children-and-adolescents-outcome-and-patterns-of-relapse-when-utilizing-a-nonsurgical-strategy-for-lymph-node-staging-report-from-the-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-siop-malignant-mesenchymal-tumour-89-and-95
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Timothy Rogers, Veronique Minard-Colin, Nathalie Cozic, Meriel Jenney, Johannes H M Merks, Soledad Gallego, Christine Devalck, Mark N Gaze, Anna Kelsey, Odile Oberlin, Mike Stevens, Richard D Spicer, Christophe Bergeron, Helene Martelli
PURPOSE: To report the results from International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumors studies (MMT 89 and 95) of males with nonmetastatic paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma. METHODS: From 1989 to 2003, 159 patients were included. Radical inguinal orchidectomy was recommended, but retroperitoneal lymph node (LN) assessment was based on imaging alone. The treatment was stratified by stage (SIOP tumor-node-metastasis staging system) and histology...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193236/coverage-of-harm-reduction-services-and-hiv-infection-a-multilevel-analysis-of-five-chinese-cities
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Qing Wu, Carlijn Kamphuis, Lin Duo, Jiahong Luo, Ying Chen, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: Since 2003, a harm reduction program for injecting drug users has been rolled out countrywide in China. It entails services for condom promotion, a needle and syringe program (NSP), and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, it remains unknown if and to what extent the coverage of these services at city level is related to a reduced risk of HIV infection among drug users. METHODS: We wished to quantify the extent to which city-level characteristics (such as NSP and MMT service coverage) and individual-level determinants (e...
February 14, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192759/precise-simultaneous-quantification-of-methadone-and-cocaine-in-rat-serum-and-brain-tissue-samples-following-their-successive-i-p-administration
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David S Nakhla, Lobna A Hussein, N Magdy, Inas A Abdallah, Hazem E Hassan
A sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assay with dual UV detection has been developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of methadone and cocaine in rat serum and brain tissue samples. Liquid-liquid extraction using hexanes was applied for samples extraction with Levo-Tetrahydropalmatine (L-THP) as the internal standard. Chromatographic separation of the analytes was achieved on a reversed-phase Waters Symmetry(®) C18 column (150mm×4.6mm, 5μm). A gradient elution was employed with a mobile phase consisting of 5mM potassium phosphate containing 0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191917/newborn-birth-weight-of-pregnant-women-on-methadone-or-buprenorphine-maintenance-treatment-a-national-contingency-management-approach-trial
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Einat Peles, Anat Sason, Shaul Schreiber, Miriam Adelson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is the gold standard for pregnant women with opioid use disorders. Still, low birth-weights were reported, in particular of mothers who became pregnant before admission to MMT. We studied whether an escalating incentive contingency-management approach may contribute to better newborn birth-weights. METHODS: A nationwide controlled randomized trial among all Israeli methadone/buprenorphine maintenance treatment (MBMT), newly or already in treatment pregnant women was performed...
February 13, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185942/the-effects-of-pharmaceutical-thrombolysis-and-multi-modal-therapy-on-patients-with-acute-posterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-results-of-a-one-center-retrospective-study
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Yang Yang, Chunyang Liang, Chunsen Shen, Hao Tang, Shang Ma, Qiang Zhang, Mou Gao, Qin Dong, Ruxiang Xu
BACKGROUND: The treatment method for acute ischemic stroke is rapidly developing, and the effects of endovascular modalities, when used alone or in combination, needs to be studied. We aimed to identify the difference between pharmaceutical thrombolysis and multi-modal therapy (MMT) used in acute posterior circulation ischemic stroke (APCIS) patients and also to detect the predictors for successful recanalization and favorable outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with APCIS who received thrombolytic pharmaceuticals and MMT from 2011 to 2016 was performed at the stroke center...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183567/evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-preoperative-descriptive-airway-assessment-tests-in-prediction-of-the-cormack-lehane-score-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-study
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Onur Selvi, Tugce Kahraman, Ozgur Senturk, Serkan Tulgar, Ercan Serifsoy, Zeliha Ozer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated and compared the predictive values of different airway assessments tests including thyromental height measurement test, which has been recently suggested, in difficult laryngoscopy (Cormack and Lehane [C-L] scores 3 and 4). In addition, we compared the effectiveness of methods and C-L scores, by IDS, in terms of predicting difficult intubation. DESIGN: Prospective, blinded study. SETTING: Maltepe University...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178689/malignant-ascites-derived-exosomes-promote-proliferation-and-induce-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts-transition-in-peritoneal-mesothelial-cells
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Mingtian Wei, Tinghan Yang, Xiangzheng Chen, Yangping Wu, Xiangbing Deng, Wanbin He, Jinliang Yang, Ziqiang Wang
Malignant ascites-derived exosomes have been demonstrated to participate in tumor metastasis. In peritoneal metastasis, normal mesothelial cells (MCs) can be converted into carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) by mesothelial-mesenchymal transition (MMT). Herein, we evaluated the effect of malignant ascites-derived exosomes on peritoneal MCs in vitro and in vivo experiments to determine whether exosomes could educate MCs and contribute to peritoneal metastasis.Under the treatment of ascites-derived exosomes, peritoneal MCs showed increased ability to proliferate and migrate...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161285/genetic-polymorphisms-of-fads1-fads2-and-fads3-and-fatty-acid-profiles-in-subjects-received-methadone-maintenance-therapy
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Hui-Ting Yang, Ruey-Yun Wang, Shih-Yi Huang, Chieh-Liang Huang, Kuan-Pin Su
Abnormal fatty acid metabolism and the related enzymes had been observed to be associated with psychiatric disorders. We investigated FADS gene family genetic polymorphisms and variations of lipid profiles in patients with heroin dependence receiving 6-month methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). We recruited 89 MMT drug abusers and analyzed 3 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from Fatty acid desaturases (FADS), FADS1, FADS2 and FADS3. The fatty acid profiles of erythrocyte membranes were analyzed based on genetic variations...
January 25, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137664/comparing-intra-articular-ctxii-levels-assessed-via-magnetic-capture-or-lavage-in-a-rat-knee-osteoarthritis-model
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E G Yarmola, Y Y Shah, H E Kloefkorn, J Dobson, K D Allen
OBJECTIVE: Parallel measures of osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis across species can help researchers evaluate OA models relative to the human condition. Toward this need, our group recently developed a magnetic nanoparticle-based technology, termed magnetic capture, to analyze biomarkers within a rat knee. The objectives of this study were two-fold: (1) directly compare magnetic capture to lavage, and (2) assess c-telopeptide of collagen type II (CTXII) levels in the rat medial meniscus transection (MMT) model of knee OA...
January 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132698/mortality-related-to-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-stockholm-sweden-during-2006-2013
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Anders Ledberg
BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) of opiate addiction was introduced in Sweden 50years ago. The first Swedish programs were modeled after the original Dole and Nyswander program, with strict criteria for admittance into treatment, and have been shown to have positive effects on social and health variables, including mortality. During the last 11years, there have been a number of changes in the regulations controlling MMT-programs in Sweden, and the criteria for admittance are now much less strict compared to previous ones...
March 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123964/evaluation-of-the-integrated-clinic-model-for-hiv-aids-services-in-ho-chi-minh-city-viet-nam-2013-2014
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V Hung, S T Nguyen, V T T Tieu, T T T Nguyen, T H Duong, S Lyss, J E Oeltmann
Setting: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Viet Nam. Objective: To evaluate a new integrated service model for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) care. Design: In HCMC, co-located services, including voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), HIV treatment at out-patient clinics (OPC), and methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) for persons who inject drugs, have operated under different administrative structures. In the context of decreasing international financial support, integration of these services into one administrative structure with reduced staff occurred in seven districts in HCMC between October 2013 and June 2014...
December 21, 2016: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119827/change-of-bone-mineral-density-and-relationship-to-clinical-parameters-in-male-stroke-patients
#15
Hui Dong Kim, Sae Hyun Kim, Dong Kyu Kim, Ho Joong Jeong, Young Joo Sim, Ghi Chan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics that significantly contribute to a decreased bone mineral density (BMD), the BMD changes and clinical characteristics of men who experienced a stroke between the ages of 50 years and 65 years were studied between 3 months and 4 months after the stroke. METHODS: Subjects had a brain hemorrhage or a cerebral infarction. Only men aged 50 years to 65 years were included to eliminate postmenopausal osteoporosis and to eliminate the influence of senile osteoporosis...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119825/effect-of-upper-extremity-robot-assisted-exercise-on-spasticity-in-stroke-patients
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Kyeong Woo Lee, Sang Beom Kim, Jong Hwa Lee, Sook Joung Lee, Seung Wan Yoo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of a stretching and strengthening exercise program using an upper extremity robot, as compared with a conventional occupational therapy program for upper extremity spasticity in stroke patients. METHODS: Subjects were randomly divided into a robot-assisted therapy (RT) group and a conventional rehabilitation therapy (CT) group. RT group patients received RT and CT once daily for 30 minutes each, 5 days a week, for 2 weeks. RT was performed using an upper-extremity robot (Neuro-X; Apsun Inc...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119531/changes-in-glycemia-insulin-and-gut-hormone-responses-to-a-slowly-ingested-solid-low-carbohydrate-mixed-meal-after-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-or-band-surgery
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J C Bunt, R Blackstone, M S Thearle, K L Vinales, S Votruba, J Krakoff
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early changes in glycemia, insulin physiology and gut hormone responses to an easily tolerated and slowly ingested solid, low-carbohydrate mixed meal (MMT) following adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. SUBJECTS/METHODS: This was a prospective non-randomized study. Plasma glucose, insulin and c-peptide (to estimate hepatic insulin extraction; %HIE), incretins (GIP, aGLP-1) and pancreatic polypeptide (PP) responses to the MMT were measured at 4-8 weeks before and after surgery in obese, metabolically healthy patients (RYGB=10F or LAGB=7F/1M)...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117963/chitosan-intercalated-montmorillonite-poly-vinyl-alcohol-nanofibers-as-a-platform-to-guide-neuron-like-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Hatef Ghasemi Hamidabadi, Zahra Rezvani, Maryam Nazm Bojnordi, Haji Shirinzadeh, Alexander M Seifalian, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Mojgan Razaghpour, Abbas Alibakhshi, Abolfazl Yazdanpanah, Maryam Salimi, Masoud Mozafari, Aleksandra M Urbanska, Rui L Reis, Subhas C Kundu, Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi
In this study, we present a novel chitosan-intercalated montmorillonite/Poly(Vinyl alcohol) (OMMT/PVA) nanofibrous mesh as a microenvironment for guiding differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) toward neuron-like cells. The OMMT was prepared through ion exchange reaction between the montmorillonite (MMT) and chitosan. The PVA solutions containing various concentrations of OMMT were electrospun to form 3-D OMMT-PVA nanofibrous meshes. The biomechanical and biological characteristics of the nanofibrous meshes were evaluated by ATR-FTIR, XRD, SEM, MTT, LDH specific activity, contact angle, and DAPI staining...
January 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112259/facile-synthesis-of-high-strength-hot-water-wood-extract-films-with-oxygen-barrier-performance
#19
Ge-Gu Chen, Gen-Que Fu, Xiao-Jun Wang, Xiao-Dong Gong, Ya-Shuai Niu, Feng Peng, Chun-Li Yao, Run-Cang Sun
Biobased nanocomposite films for food packaging with high mechanical strength and good oxygen-barrier performance were developed using a hot-water wood extract (HWE). In this work, a facile approach to produce HWE/montmorillonite (MMT) based nanocomposite films with excellent physical properties is described. The focus of this study was to determine the effects of the MMT content on the structure and mechanical properties of nanocomposites and the effects of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) on the physical properties of the HWE-MMT films...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110072/structuring-of-composite-hydrogel-bioadhesives-and-its-effect-on-properties-and-bonding-mechanism
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Oded Pinkas, Daniella Goder, Roni Noyvirt, Sivan Peleg, Maayan Kahlon, Meital Zilberman
: Bioadhesives are polymeric hydrogels that can adhere to a tissue after crosslinking and are an essential element in nearly all surgeries worldwide. Several bioadhesives are commercially available. However, none of them are ideal. The main limitation of current tissue adhesives is the tradeoff between biocompatibility and mechanical strength, especially in wet hemorrhagic environments. Our novel bioadhesives are based on the natural polymers gelatin (coldwater fish) and alginate, crosslinked by carbodiimide (EDC)...
January 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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