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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346212/stability-of-extemporaneously-prepared-hydroxycarbamide-oral-suspensions
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Djamila Kabiche, Issa-Bella Balde, Elyes Majoul, Sofiane Kabiche, Elodie Bourguignon, Jean-Eudes Fontan, Salvatore Cisternino, Jöel Schlatter
Hydroxycarbamide, available as tablets, is a pharmacological agent for fetal hemoglobin induction such as sickle cell anemia. The need for alternative dosage form options for patients unable to take tablets led hospital pharmacies to prepare solutions and suspensions. The objective of this study was to determine the stability of hydroxycarbamide in Ora-Plus in combination with either Ora-Sweet or Ora-Sweet SF, Ora-Blend, or Ora-Blend SF suspending agents. The studied samples were compounded into 100-mg/mL suspensions and stored in 60-mL amber glass bottles at room (22°C to 25°C) or refrigerated (4°C to 8°C) temperature...
March 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345134/the-association-between-political-violence-and-the-connection-between-bullying-and-suicidality-among-palestinian-youth
#2
Ziad Abdeen, Anat Brunstein-Klomek, Ora Nakash, Nabil Shibli, Maayan Nagar, Hazem Agha, Sameh Hallaq, Yaniv Kanat-Maymon, Hendrik Juerges, Itzhak Levav, Radwan Qasrawi
We examined the association between protracted political violence and the connection between bullying and suicidality among Palestinian adolescents. Data were collected from a representative sample of Palestinian students (N = 5,713) from 100 schools in the West Bank and East Jerusalem who completed an in-class survey. Students who were victims of bullying or bully victims who were exposed to political violence were at higher risk for suicide attempts compared to students who were victims of bullying or bully victims but not exposed to political violence...
March 27, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341462/asthma-management-in-a-specialist-setting-results-of-an-italian-respiratory-society-survey
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Fulvio Braido, Baiardini Ilaria, Pietro Alleri, Elena Bacci, Carlo Barbetta, Michela Bellocchia, Alida Benfante, Francesco Blasi, Caterina Bucca, Maria Teresa Busceti, Stefano Centanni, Maria Cristina Colanardi, Marco Contoli, Angelo Corsico, Maria D 'Amato, Fabiano Di Marco, Dottorini Marco, Marta Ferrari, Giovanni Florio, Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro, Garuti Silvia, Giuseppe Girbino, Amelia Grosso, Manuela Latorre, Sara Maniscalco, Francesco Mazza, Carlo Mereu, Giorgia Molinengo, Josuel Ora, Pierluigi Paggiaro, Vincenzo Patella, Girolamo Pelaia, Pietro Pirina, Alfio Proietto, Paola Rogliani, Pierachille Santus, Nicola Scichilone, Francesca Simioli, Paolo Solidoro, Silvia Terraneo, Umberto Zuccon, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: Asthma considerably impairs patients' quality of life and increases healthcare costs. Severity, morbidity, and degree of disease control are the major drivers of its clinical and economic impact. National scientific societies are required to monitor the application of international guidelines and to adopt strategies to improve disease control and better allocate resources. AIM: to provide a detailed picture of the characteristics of asthma patients and modalities of asthma management by specialists in Italy and to develop recommendations for the daily management of asthma in a specialist setting...
March 21, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339380/a-simplified-extemporaneously-prepared-potassium-chloride-oral-solution
#4
Elias Tannous, Yana Tal, Kamal Amarny
Although commercial preparations of oral potassium supplements are usually available, there are times when our Medical Center is faced with situations in which the oral solution of potassium chloride is not available. This solution is necessary for our pediatric outpatients who cannot swallow tablets and need an oral solution. Moreover, there are no studies available which describe an extemporaneously prepared potassium chloride oral solution on which we can rely for assigning a beyond-use date. The aim of this study was to formulate an extemporaneous pediatric oral solution of potassium chloride and to determine the physical and chemical stability of this preparation...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337056/normative-values-and-contralateral-comparison-of-anterior-chamber-parameters-measured-by-pentacam-and-its-correlation-with-corneal-biomechanical-factors
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Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Vahid Mohammad Zadeh, Kaveh Fadakar, Sakineh Kadivar, Mojtaba Abrishami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the normative values of anterior chamber parameters measured by Pentacam and corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) measured by Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) and their relationship. METHODS: In an observational cross-sectional study, patients aged 18-35 years were included. Exclusion criteria were history of any intraocular or corneal disease, anomaly or surgery; hyperopic spherical refraction more than +3, and myopic spherical refraction less than -5...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333668/development-of-extemporaneously-compounded-aripiprazole-oral-suspensions-for-use-in-children
#6
Lance A Pramann, Lawrence W Davidow, Leon van Haandel, Ryan S Funk
The purpose of this study was to develop extemporaneously compounded oral liquid formulations of aripiprazole for use in pediatric patients and those patients unable to swallow the solid oral dosage forms. Aripiprazole tablets(30 mg) were ground to a fine powder and suspended at a concentration of 1.0 mg/mL in either a 1:1 blend of Ora-Plus and Ora-Sweet, or 1% methylcellulose and Simple Syrup NF. Five amber, plastic liquid prescription bottles of each formulation were stored at 4°C, and aripiprazole content was measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry at 0, 14, 32, 67, and 91 days...
May 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327898/adherence-to-capecitabine-in-preoperative-treatment-of-stage-ii-and-iii-rectal-cancer-do-we-need-to-worry
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R Font, J A Espinas, L Layos, M Martinez Villacampa, J Capdevila, M Tobeña, A Pisa, C Pericay, C Lezcano, E Fort, I Cardona, N Berga, J Solà, J M Borras
Background: : Preoperative oral capecitabine plus radiotherapy has been progressively adopted in oncology units to provide more convenient care to patients with rectal cancer, but little is known about adherence to this therapy. Patients and methods: : Prospective, multicentre observational study in six hospitals in metropolitan Barcelona (Spain), in patients with stage II and III rectal cancer. Assessment of adherence was based on the medical report in the clinical history, a patient questionnaire and a pill count in the pharmacy service upon finalization of treatment...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321389/host-fih-mediated-asparaginyl-hydroxylation-of-translocated-legionella-pneumophila-effectors
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Christopher Price, Michael Merchant, Snake Jones, Ashley Best, Juanita Von Dwingelo, Matthew B Lawrenz, Nawsad Alam, Ora Schueler-Furman, Yousef A Kwaik
FIH-mediated post-translational modification through asparaginyl hydroxylation of eukaryotic proteins impacts regulation of protein-protein interaction. We have identified the FIH recognition motif in 11 Legionella pneumophila translocated effectors, YopM of Yersinia, IpaH4.5 of Shigella and an ankyrin protein of Rickettsia. Mass spectrometry analyses of the AnkB and AnkH effectors of L. pneumophila confirm their asparaginyl hydroxylation. Consistent with localization of the AnkB effector to the Legionella-containing vacuole (LCV) membrane and its modification by FIH, our data show that FIH and its two interacting proteins, Mint3 and MT1-MMP are acquired by the LCV in a Dot/Icm type IV secretion-dependent manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320557/study-of-light-scattering-using-c-quant-%C3%A2-in-patients-with-fuchs-endothelial-dystrophy-a-pilot-study
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B Castaño-Martín, J Gros-Otero, J Martínez, M Teus
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the light scattering in patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy without clinically significant corneal oedema, and evaluate its relationship with endothelial cell count, corneal thickness, and corneal biomechanical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The values of light scattering were measured by C-Quant(®) (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Germany) in 32 eyes of 17 patients diagnosed with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy without clinically significant corneal oedema...
March 17, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316192/-effect-of-optical-zone-diameter-on-corneal-biomechanical-properties-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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P H Wei, Y Wang, H Li, R Dou, L Y Li, W Zhao, J M Zhang
Objective: To investigate the effect of optical zone diameter on corneal biomechanical properties after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Methods: In this prospective case-control study, 62 eyes of 42 patients with myopia and myopic astigmatism that had undergone SMILE procedure were divided into 2 groups according to the optical zone (OZ) diameter: group A, 31 eyes of 19 patients, OZ= 6.5 mm; group B, 31eyes of 23 patients, OZ=6.0 mm. These patients were examined for corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) preoperatively and at 1 week, 1 month and 3 months postoperatively; at the same time, the central corneal thickness-corrected indices of DifCH and DifCRF were calculated...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306595/update-on-maintenance-therapy-for-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-and-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Ora Singer, W Joseph McCune
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides are a group of rare systemic diseases. The past several years have seen major therapeutic advances in the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). The success rate in induction of remission is high, but reducing the high incidence of relapses remains a therapeutic challenge. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have shown no improvement in relapse rates in GPA and MPA over the past 2 decades...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303422/efficacy-of-the-fun-for-wellness-online-intervention-to-promote-multidimensional-well-being-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicholas D Myers, Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky, Adam McMahon, Samantha Dietz, Carolyn L Rubenstein
Subjective well-being refers to people's level of satisfaction with life as a whole and with multiple dimensions within it. Interventions that promote subjective well-being are important because there is evidence that physical health, mental health, substance use, and health care costs may be related to subjective well-being. Fun For Wellness (FFW) is a new online universal intervention designed to promote growth in multiple dimensions of subjective well-being. The purpose of this study was to provide an initial evaluation of the efficacy of FFW to increase subjective well-being in multiple dimensions in a universal sample...
March 16, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296532/allergic-diseases-smoking-and-environmental-exposure-among-university-students-in-lebanon
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Souheil Hallit, Tarek Bou Assy, Rabih Hallit, Pascale Salameh
INTRODUCTION: Smoking habits among university students in Lebanon are not clearly identified, and studies correlating these habits to asthma and allergic diseases are lacking. The primary objective of this study is to assess the asthma and allergic diseases' predictors, particularly cigarette and/or waterpipe smoking and other environmental exposures, among university students. A second objective is to evaluate the potential role of these predictors as correlates of health-related self-assessment...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287858/the-effect-of-pterygium-and-pterygium-surgery-on-corneal-biomechanics
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Mustafa Koç, Fuat Yavrum, Mehmet Murat Uzel, Emre Aydemir, Kemal Özülken, Pelin Yılmazbaş
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of pterygium and pterygium surgery on corneal biomechanics by ocular response analyzer (ORA, Reichert, USA). METHODS: This study considered 68 eyes (from 34 patients with a mean age of 21.2±7.1 years) with unilateral nasal, primary pterygium (horizontal length <4 mm), and having undergone pterygium excision and conjunctival autografting. Pterygium length and area were measured from a photograph of the anterior segment using Image J program...
March 13, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285138/molecular-details-of-the-raptor-binding-motif-on-arabidopsis-s6-kinase
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Ora Son, Sunghan Kim, Yoon-Sun Hur, Choong-Ill Cheon
A putative raptor-binding fragment was identified from Arabidopsis S6 kinase 1 (AtS6K1) N-terminal domain in our previous study. Here, we report a further characterization of this fragment, which identified a 12-amino acid core element absolutely required for the interaction. Although the amino acid sequence of the element per se had no significant homology with the canonical consensus of the TOS (TOR-signaling) motif found in the mammalian TOR (target of rapamycin) kinase substrates, its overall sequence composition is similar to that of the TOS motif in that the acidic and non-polar amino acids residues are arranged in alternating fashion and having one or two of the bulky hydrophobic amino acid (F) buried in the interior...
April 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284323/optimizing-drug-delivery-in-copd-the-role-of-inhaler-devices
#16
REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Luigino Calzetta, Angelo Coppola, Francesco Cavalli, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
Inhaled medication is the cornerstone of the pharmacological treatment for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Several inhaler devices exist, and each device has specific characteristics to achieve the optimal inhalation of drugs. The correct use of inhaler devices is not granted and patients may incur in mistakes when using pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) or dry-powder inhaler (DPIs). The incorrect use of inhaler devices can lead to a poorly controlled disease status...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276228/-strategies-to-optimize-the-use-of-antibiotics-in-hospitals
#17
REVIEW
J Gómez, C Bonillo, L H Navarro, A Hernández, E García Vázquez
The inadequate use of antibiotics is a clinical reality we are faced with day by day. The great peculiarity of this group of drugs is the influence they have not only on the patients and at the time of their use, but also of future infections and the general population, by favoring alterations in the resistance patterns of the bacterial microflora that colonize people. It is our obligation as experts in infectious diseases to work on improving the use of antimicrobials.
March 9, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273174/correction-potential-of-environmental-dna-to-evaluate-northern-pike-esox-lucius-eradication-efforts-an-experimental-test-and-case-study
#18
Kristine J Dunker, Adam J Sepulveda, Robert L Massengill, Jeffrey B Olsen, Ora L Russ, John K Wenburg, Anton Antonovich
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162277.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270858/complementary-keratoconus-indices-based-on-topographical-interpretation-of-biomechanical-waveform-parameters-a-supplement-to-established-keratoconus-indices
#19
Susanne Goebels, Timo Eppig, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Alan Cayless, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher
Purpose. To build new models with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) waveform parameters to create new indices analogous to established topographic keratoconus indices. Method. Biomechanical, tomographic, and topographic measurements of 505 eyes from the Homburger Keratoconus Centre were included. Thirty-seven waveform parameters (WF) were derived from the biomechanical measurement with the ORA. Area under curve (ROC, receiver operating characteristic) was used to quantify the screening performance. A logistic regression analysis was used to create two new keratoconus prediction models based on these waveform parameters to resample the clinically established keratoconus indices from Pentacam and TMS-5...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264220/-rupture-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-at-the-ora-serrata-due-to-blunt-ocular-trauma
#20
Bernhard M Stoffelns, Panagiotis Laspas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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