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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332231/stage-specific-therapeutic-strategies-of-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-drug-suspension-protocol
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Luca Ramaglia, Agostino Guida, Vincenzo Iorio-Siciliano, Alessandro Cuozzo, Andrea Blasi, Anton Sculean
OBJECTIVE: The most debated topic about medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is its therapy, as there are no definitive guidelines. The aims of this systematic review were (a) to outline the best therapeutic approach according to the stage at diagnosis and (b) to perform a meta-analysis to assess whether the drug-holiday protocol may be or not an effective method in the management of MRONJ patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The systematic review was performed following the PRISMA principles...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331315/ethnobotany-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-arctotis-arctotoides-l-f-o-hoffm-a-review
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REVIEW
Md Moshfekus Saleh-E-In, Johannes Van Staden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Arctotis arctotoides (Asteraceae) is part of the genus Arctotis. Arctotis is an African genus of approximately 70 species that occur widely in the African continent with diverse medicinal values. This plant is used for the treatment of indigestion and catarrh of the stomach, epilepsy, topical wounds and skin disorders among the ethnic groups in South Africa and reported to have a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The aim of the present review is to appraise the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological potential, analytical methods and safety issues of A...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330682/life-threatening-reaction-with-topical-5-fluorouracil
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Patrick Kishi, Cynthia J Price
A 67-year-old man developed a suspected adverse drug reaction during treatment with topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) for multiple actinic keratosis of the face, neck, and forearms. The man received topical 5-FU at a dosage of 0.5% for the actinic keratoses. After 1 week, he developed extreme lethargy, fatigue, fever, and mouth erosions. Several days later, and after discontinuation of 5-FU, painful mucositis and systemic side effects occurred, meeting criteria for hospitalization because of dehydration and a 6...
January 12, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330644/hydrocarbon-stapled-antimicrobial-peptides
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Dorian Migoń, Damian Neubauer, Wojciech Kamysz
Antimicrobial peptides are promising candidates for anti-infective pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, because of their low proteolytic and chemical stability, their usage is generally narrowed down to topical formulations. Until now, numerous approaches to increase peptide stability have been proposed. One of them, peptide hydrocarbon stapling, a modification based on stabilizing peptide secondary structure with a side-chain covalent hydrocarbon bridge, have been successfully applied to many peptides. Moreover, constraining secondary structure of peptides have also been proven to increase their biological activity...
January 12, 2018: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329934/application-of-our-understanding-of-pathogenesis-of-herpetic-stromal-keratitis-for-novel-therapy
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Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
HSV-1 ocular infection can cause herpes stromal keratitis (SK), an immunopathological lesion. Frequent recurrences can lead to progressive corneal scaring which can result in vision impairment if left untreated. Currently, the acute and epithelial forms of SK are usually controlled using anti-viral drugs. However, chronic forms of SK which are inflammatory in nature, require the addition of a topical corticosteroid to the anti-viral treatment regimen. In this review, we highlight the essential events involved in SK pathogenesis which can be targeted for improved therapy...
January 9, 2018: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329328/early-occurrence-of-inspiratory-muscle-weakness-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Guillaume Baille, Thierry Perez, David Devos, Valérie Deken, Luc Defebvre, Caroline Moreau
INTRODUCTION: In Parkinson's disease (PD), respiratory insufficiency (including functional and muscle disorders) can impact dysarthria and swallowing. Most studies of this topic have been performed retrospectively in populations of patients with advanced PD. The objective of the present study was to characterize lung function (under off-drug conditions) in early-stage PD patients at baseline and then again two years later. METHODS: Forty-one early-stage PD patients (mean ± SD age: 61...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329196/is-the-skin-absorption-of-hydrocortisone-modified-by-the-variability-in-dosing-topical-products
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Daniel A Paterson, Jacqueline Hallier, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sarah F Cordery, M Begoña Delgado-Charro
Fingertip units have been proposed as a tool to standardize topical therapy with semisolid formulations. However, no studies to date have characterized the variability in dosing by patients using this concept and whether this variability ultimately affects the topical absorption of drugs. This work aimed to answer these two questions. A first study determined the dose measured, the area of spread and the area-normalized dose for a 1% hydrocortisone cream and ointment applied by members of the public using this dosing approach before and after brief counselling...
January 12, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327735/acquired-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-children-current-research-and-therapeutic-perspectives
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M Ralli, R Rolesi, R Anzivino, R Turchetta, A R Fetoni
The knowledge of mechanisms responsible for acquired sensorineural hearing loss in children, such as viral and bacterial infections, noise exposure, aminoglycoside and cisplatin ototoxicity, is increasing and progressively changing the clinical management of affected patients. Viral infections are by far the most relevant cause of acquired hearing loss, followed by aminoglycoside and platinum derivative ototoxicity; moreover, cochlear damage induced by noise overexposure, mainly in adolescents, is an emerging topic...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327643/adherence-to-biologics-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Lauren Seale, Leah A Cardwell, Steven R Feldman
Psoriasis has a profound impact on patients' lives, but adherence to topical treatment of psoriasis is still poor. Biologic treatment has revolutionized the management of psoriasis, but adherence to treatment may still be a barrier for some patients. Areas covered: A PubMed search was conducted in August 2017 using the terms "biologics psoriasis adherence" and "biologics psoriasis survival." Additional articles were obtained by perusing the references of articles identified in the original PubMed search. Articles that did not specifically mention "survival," "adherence," or "persistence" were not included...
January 12, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327573/treating-complex-femoro-popliteal-lesions
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Rozemarijn J van der Vijver-Coppen, Yannick W 't Mannetje, Theo P Menting, Jan-Willem Lardenoije, Michel M Reijnen
Peripheral artery disease affects 202 million patients worldwide and may cause disabling intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia. Next to life style changes, best medical treatment and supervised exercise therapy, it can be necessary to re-vascularise the limb. Treatment of femoro-popliteal lesions poses a challenge and a surgical bypass remains recommended in the guidelines for longer and more complex lesions. Bypass surgery is associated with substantial morbidity and even mortality. Endovascular alternatives are quickly evolving from plain balloon angioplasty to drug-eluting stents, drug-coated balloons, polytetrafluoroethylene covered stents and atherectomy...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325823/photo-geno-toxicity-changes-associated-with-hydroxylation-of-the-aromatic-chromophores-during-diclofenac-metabolism
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Guillermo Garcia-Lainez, Ana M Martínez-Reig, Daniel Limones-Herrero, M Consuelo Jiménez, Miguel A Miranda, Inmaculada Andreu
Diclofenac (DCF) can cause adverse reactions such as gastrointestinal, renal and cardiovascular disorders; therefore, topical administration may be an attractive alternative to the management of local pain in order to avoid these side effects. However, previous studies have shown that DCF, in combination with sunlight, displays capability to induce photosensitivity disorders. In humans, DCF is biotransformed into hydroxylated metabolites at positions 4' and 5 (4'OH-DCF and 5OH-DCF), and this chemical change produces non negligible alterations of the drug chromophore, resulting in a significant modification of its light-absorbing properties...
January 8, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325511/recent-advances-in-topical-nano-drug-delivery-systems-for-the-anterior-ocular-segment
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Prit Lakhani, Akash Patil, Soumyajit Majumdar
Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the number of clinical cases of moderate to severe anterior segment ocular diseases. Conventional topical ophthalmic formulations have several limitations - to address which, novel drug-delivery systems are needed. Additionally, formidable physiological barriers limit ocular bioavailability through the topical route of application. During the last decade, various nano-scaled ocular drug-delivery strategies have been reported. Some of these exploratory, topical, noninvasive approaches have shown promise in improving penetration into the anterior segment tissues of the eye...
February 2018: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324733/antibiotics-dispensed-to-privately-insured-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-united-states-2014
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Elizabeth C Ailes, April D Summers, Emmy L Tran, Suzanne M Gilboa, Kathryn E Arnold, Dana Meaney-Delman, Jennita Reefhuis
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in about 8% of pregnant women, and untreated UTIs can have serious consequences, including pyelonephritis, preterm labor, low birth weight, and sepsis (1). Pregnant women are typically screened for UTIs during early pregnancy, and those with bacteriuria are treated with antibiotics (1,2). Antibiotic stewardship is critical to improving patient safety and to combating antibiotic resistance. Because of the potential risk for birth defects, including anencephaly, heart defects, and orofacial clefts, associated with use of sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin during pregnancy (3), a 2011 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy only when other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate (4)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324696/quantitative-assessment-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-plga-films-loaded-with-4-hexylresorcinol
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Michael Kemme, Regina Heinzel-Wieland
Profound screening and evaluation methods for biocide-releasing polymer films are crucial for predicting applicability and therapeutic outcome of these drug delivery systems. For this purpose, we developed an agar overlay assay embedding biopolymer composite films in a seeded microbial lawn. By combining this approach with model-dependent analysis for agar diffusion, antimicrobial potency of the entrapped drug can be calculated in terms of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). Thus, the topical antiseptic 4-hexylresorcinol (4-HR) was incorporated into poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) films at different loadings up to 3...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324507/determining-when-to-stop-antiepileptic-drug-treatment
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Steven C Schachter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the number of patients diagnosed with epilepsy continues to rise and the pharmacological and device-based treatment options for epilepsy increase, determining when to stop antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment continues to be an important issue for patient management and counseling. RECENT FINDINGS: This review focuses on outcomes following AED withdrawal in seizure-free adults with epilepsy. Practical considerations are also discussed because, despite the importance of this topic, relatively little progress has been made in the past year regarding the identification of patients whose risk for recurrent seizures after AED withdrawal is no higher than that of the general population...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323795/a-pharmacokinetic-study-of-an-ibuprofen-topical-patch-in-healthy-male-and-female-adult-volunteers
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Fraser Lewis, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt
The pharmacokinetics of a novel locally applied ibuprofen topical patch was evaluated. Healthy subjects (n = 28) were administered a 200-mg ibuprofen patch every 24 hours for 5 days, and steady-state pharmacokinetics was determined. The amount of ibuprofen remaining in the patch following each patch removal was also assessed. The maximum steady-state drug concentration and area under the concentration curve from time 0 on day 5 (t = 0) to the 24-hours sample on day 6 were 514 ng/mL (95% CI 439 to 603 ng/mL) and 9...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320765/emerging-treatment-options-in-atopic-dermatitis-systemic-therapies
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Uffe Nygaard, Christian Vestergaard, Mette Deleuran
The pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) is multifactorial and intricate, and the clinical presentation of the condition varies greatly. Symptoms and severity depend on individual trigger factors and stage of the disease. The majority of AD patients are sufficiently treated with emollients in combination with existing topical or systemic therapies. Yet treatment failure with existing drugs and treatment options can be a significant clinical problem. New treatments are under development, and the majority of these new drugs focus on targeting a skewed immune response in AD...
January 11, 2018: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320594/pivotal-trial-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-oxymetazoline-cream-1-0-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-facial-erythema-associated-with-rosacea-findings-from-the-first-reveal-trial
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Leon H Kircik, Janet DuBois, Zoe Diana Draelos, Philip Werschler, Kimberly Grande, Fran E Cook-Bolden, Emily Weng, David R Berk, Gurpreet Ahluwalia
An unmet need exists for a safe, tolerable, effective treatment for moderate to severe persistent facial erythema in patients with rosacea. This pivotal phase 3, multicenter, double-blind study evaluated the efficacy and safety of topical oxymetazoline in patients with facial erythema associated with moderate to severe rosacea. Patients were randomly assigned to treatment with oxymetazoline hydrochloride cream 1.0% or vehicle applied once daily for 29 days, and were followed for 28 days posttreatment. The primary efficacy outcome was having at least a 2-grade decrease from baseline on both the Clinician Erythema Assessment (CEA) and the Subject Self-Assessment for rosacea facial redness (SSA) scales (composite success) at 3, 6, 9, and 12 hours postdose on day 29...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320587/a-randomized-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-skin-rejuvenation-therapy-in-combination-with-neurotoxin-and-full-facial-filler-treatments
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Steven H Dayan, Thuy-Van T Ho, Jonathan T Bacos, Nimit D Gandhi, Arjun Kalbag, Selika Gutierrez-Borst
<p>BACKGROUND: Although non-surgical treatment options for facial rejuvenation are well-established, the literature remains limited regarding the combined effect of topical skin treatment with filler and neurotoxin on patient appearance and satisfaction. The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of a skin rejuvenation therapy in combination with neurotoxin or hyaluronic acid filler injection on skin quality and general aesthetic improvement as well as on short-term self-esteem.</p> <p>METHODS: From 2015 to 2017, 20 female patients were enrolled in our study and were randomized into two groups...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320313/acute-radiologic-manifestations-of-america-s-opioid-epidemic
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David D B Bates, Katherine Gallagher, HeiShun Yu, Jennifer Uyeda, Akira M Murakami, Bindu N Setty, Stephan W Anderson, Mariza O Clement
The United States is in the midst of an opioid use epidemic, which has severe medical, social, and economic consequences. Addictions to and abuse of prescription and illicit opioids are increasing, and emergency department radiologists are increasingly being faced with the task of examining patients who present with opioid-related complications. These complications may be the result of direct drug toxicity or nonsterile injection of the drugs. Neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal complications may be evident at diagnostic imaging in emergent settings...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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