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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156873/prevention-of-propofol-injection-related-pain-using-pretreatment-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation
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Luping Huang, Yuanyuan Pan, Sijia Chen, Münyuan Zhang, Xiuxiu Zhuang, Shenhui Jin, Junlu Wang, Qinxue Dai, Yunchang Mo
Background/aim: This study aimed to study the effect of pretreatment transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) in preventing propofol injection-related pain. Materials and methods: A total of 360 patients who were to undergo elective hysteroscopy surgery were randomly divided into the following three groups of 120 patients each: control (Group C), sham TEAS (Group F), and TEAS (Group T). Patients in Group C did not undergo any treatment before surgery; 30 min before the induction of anesthesia, patients in Groups F and T underwent electrical stimulation of the bilateral LI4-PC6 acupoint...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156864/evaluation-of-lipid-profiles-in-patients-treated-with-capecitabine
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Nursel Sürmelioğlu, Semra Paydaş, Yusuf Karataş, Gülşah Seydaoğlu
Background/aim: Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil and has shown significant antitumor activity. The main adverse effects are hand-foot syndrome, diarrhea, and dermatitis. In recent years, hypertriglyceridemia has been reported in patients treated with capecitabine. Dyslipidemia is a rare but important side effect of capecitabine. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in lipid levels during capecitabine treatment and to raise awareness of pharmacovigilance. Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, it was aimed to analyze lipid metabolism after capecitabine treatment and is intended to contribute to the formation of a pharmacoepidemiological database...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156841/efficacy-of-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injections-in-hip-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bei Wu, Yao-Min Li, Yan-Cheng Liu
There is less credible evidence of using of intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) to treat hip osteoarthritis (OA). This study is to determine the therapeutic effects and risk of adverse events of HA administration for hip OA. The MEDLINE, Cochrane of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Clinical Trial Register and EMBASE, were searched for articles published. Eligible studies were limited to trials of HA with a randomized design. A total of six studies were included in this the meta-analysis. The pooled effect size of improved pain scores from pretreatment was -0...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156837/meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-adverse-events-of-erlotinib-based-targeted-therapies-for-advanced-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Fei Li, Shu-Hua Zhang, Li-Min Pang
A network meta-analysis evaluating efficacy and adverse events of eight erlotinib-based therapies (erlotinib+placebo, erlotinib+tivantinib, erlotinib+celecoxib, erlotinib+onartuzumab, erlotinib+sunitinib, erlotinib+entinostat, erlotinib+sorafenib, and erlotinib+bevacizumab) for advanced/metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was performed. PubMed and Cochrane Library were reviewed, and ten randomized controlled trials were identified in which patients receiving at least one erlotinib-based therapy. Efficacy outcomes, including progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), overall response rate (ORR), disease control rate (DCR), and adverse outcomes were evaluated...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156493/virtual-reality-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Kate E Laver, Belinda Lange, Stacey George, Judith E Deutsch, Gustavo Saposnik, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality and interactive video gaming have emerged as recent treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation with commercial gaming consoles in particular, being rapidly adopted in clinical settings. This is an update of a Cochrane Review published first in 2011 and then again in 2015. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective: to determine the efficacy of virtual reality compared with an alternative intervention or no intervention on upper limb function and activity...
November 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156442/charting-a-path-towards-non-destructive-biomarkers-in-threatened-wildlife-a-systematic-quantitative-literature-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie Chaousis, Frederic D L Leusch, Jason P van de Merwe
Threatened species are susceptible to irreversible population decline caused by adverse sub-lethal effects of chemical contaminant exposure. It is therefore vital to develop the necessary tools to predict and detect these effects as early as possible. Biomarkers of contaminant exposure and effect are widely applied to this end, and a significant amount of research has focused on development and validation of sensitive and diagnostic biomarkers. However, progress in the use biomarkers that can be measured using non-destructive techniques has been relatively slow and there are still many difficulties to overcome in the development of sound methods...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156348/development-of-photoprotective-antiphototoxic-and-antiphotogenotoxic-formulations-of-ocular-drugs-with-fluoroquinolones
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Anna Zgadzaj, Joanna Kornacka, Anita Jastrzębska, Andrzej Parzonko, Sylwester Sommer, Grzegorz Nałęcz-Jawecki
The development of innovative solutions in photosafety of photolabile pharmaceutical products may help to reduce the adverse effects of these products, caused by light exposure. Providing new data in this area of study is particularly important in case of drugs applied topically on sensitive organs such as eyes. The main goal of this research is to investigate whether two potential excipients, namely: p-coumaric acid and benzophenone-4, affect the photodegradation, phototoxicity and photogenotoxicity of water solutions of four fluoroquinolones: ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, fleroxacin and clinafloxacin...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156342/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-the-association-between-bisphenol-a-exposure-and-the-serum-levels-of-liver-enzymes-in-children
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Seonhwa Lee, Hye Ah Lee, Bomi Park, Hyejin Han, Bo Hyun Park, Se Young Oh, Young Sun Hong, Eun Hee Ha, Hyesook Park
BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupter that acts in an estrogen-like manner. Few studies have investigated the association between urinary BPA concentrations and adverse liver function. Additionally, most studies were cross-sectional in nature and included only adults. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated BPA exposure levels and prospectively explored the association between BPA exposure and liver function in children. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the ongoing prospective Ewha Birth and Growth Cohort Study...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156270/exceedance-of-environmental-exposure-limits-to-crystalline-silica-in-communities-surrounding-gold-mine-tailings-storage-facilities-in-south-africa
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Charlene Andraos, Wells Utembe, Mary Gulumian
BACKGROUND: Unlike occupational silica exposures, the association between non-occupational silica exposures and adverse health effects is not well researched, despite its occurrence in communities close to dust-generating sources such as tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Recent studies have shown that communities surrounding TSFs in South Africa often complain about the onset of dust-related health effects. Even though international interim non-occupational crystalline silica limits have been established, South Africa is yet to enforce its own limits for residential areas close to TSF sites...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156266/seabirds-as-regional-biomonitors-of-legacy-toxicants-on-an-urbanized-coastline
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Corey A Clatterbuck, Rebecca L Lewison, Nathan G Dodder, Catherine Zeeman, Kenneth Schiff
Seabirds are often cited as sentinels of the marine environment, but are rarely used in traditional ocean and coastal contaminant monitoring. Four classes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs, n=68) and three trace elements (mercury, selenium, and arsenic) were measured in the eggs of California least terns (Sterna antillarum browni), caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia), double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), and western gulls (Larus occidentalis) that nest in the Southern California Bight. Building on a periodic five year regional monitoring program, we measured contaminant exposure and assessed the utility of seabirds as regional contaminant biomonitors...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156258/developing-an-online-tool-for-identifying-at-risk-populations-to-wildfire-smoke-hazards
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Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Fuyuen Yip, Paul Garbe
Wildfire episodes pose a significant public health threat in the United States. Adverse health impacts associated with wildfires occur near the burn area as well as in places far downwind due to wildfire smoke exposures. Health effects associated with exposure to particulate matter arising from wildfires can range from mild eye and respiratory tract irritation to more serious outcomes such as asthma exacerbation, bronchitis, and decreased lung function. Real-time operational forecasts of wildfire smoke concentrations are available but they are not readily integrated with information on vulnerable populations necessary to identify at-risk communities during wildfire smoke episodes...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156189/obesity-in-pregnancy-optimizing-outcomes-for-mom-and-baby
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REVIEW
Heidi Dutton, Sarah Jean Borengasser, Laura Marie Gaudet, Linda A Barbour, Erin Joanne Keely
Obesity is common in women of childbearing age, and management of this population around the time of pregnancy involves specific challenges. Weight and medical comorbidities should be optimized both before and during pregnancy. During pregnancy, gestational weight gain should be limited, comorbidities should be appropriately screened for and managed, and fetal health should be monitored. Consideration should be given to the optimal timing of delivery and to reducing surgical and anesthetic complications. In the postpartum period, breastfeeding and weight loss should be promoted...
January 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156188/addressing-obesity-in-aging-patients
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REVIEW
John A Batsis, Alexandra B Zagaria
Obesity in older adults affects not only morbidity and mortality but, importantly, quality of life and the risk of institutionalization. Weight loss interventions can effectively lead to improved physical function. Diet-alone interventions can detrimentally affect muscle and bone physiology and, without interventions to affect these elements, can lead to adverse outcomes. Understanding social and nutritional issues facing older adults is of utmost importance to primary care providers. This article will also discuss the insufficient evidence related to pharmacotherapy as well as providing an overview of using physiologic rather than chronologic age for identifying suitable candidates for bariatric surgery...
January 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156048/unmet-needs-in-clinical-and-basic-hepatitis-b-virus-research
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Tung-Hung Su, Jia-Horng Kao
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) has become a treatable and controllable disease. The current nucleos(t)ide analogue (NUC) and pegylated interferon therapies effectively help slow disease progression and reduce the risk of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and CHB-associated mortality. Long-term viral suppression is easily achievable by NUC therapy, with limited adverse reactions. However, several unmet requirements still exist, including safety and risk-stratified HCC surveillance among patients who received long-term NUC therapy...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156044/characteristics-prevention-and-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-reactivation-in-hbv-infected-patients-who-require-immunosuppressive-therapy
#15
Jonggi Choi, Young-Suk Lim
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation becomes a challenging issue with increasing use of immunosuppressive agents and cytotoxic chemotherapy for varied medical conditions, including cancer. The spectrum of HBV reactivation in the setting of immunosuppression may vary from asymptomatic reactivation to liver failure leading to death. HBV reactivation can hamper the course of planned therapies and diminish the effects of therapies; thus, it adversely affects the prognosis of the original disease and the survival of the patients...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156017/early-and-late-outcomes-after-surgical-repair-of-congenital-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-a-european-congenital-heart-surgeons-association-multicentric-study
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Massimo A Padalino, Anna Chiara Frigo, Marina Comisso, Martin Kostolny, Ikenna Omeje, Christian Schreiber, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Julie Cleuziou, David J Barron, Bart Meyns, Viktor Hraska, Bohdan Maruszewski, Michal Kozlowski, Luca A Vricella, Narutoshi Hibino, Sarah Collica, Hakan Berggren, Mats Synnergren, Stojan Lazarov, David Kalfa, Emile Bacha, Christian Pizarro, Mark Hazekamp, Vlado Sojak, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Matej Nosal, Jose Fragata, Sertac Cicek, George E Sarris, Panayotis Zografos, Vladimiro L Vida, Giovanni Stellin
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to evaluate the early and late results of the surgical management of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multicentre study using data from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association. Exclusion criteria were age >18 years, operation before 1990 and redo supravalvular aortic stenosis operations. Multivariate Cox regression analysis was performed to detect independent predictors of adverse events...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156004/obesity-modulates-the-association-between-systolic-blood-pressure-and-albuminuria
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James Fotheringham, Bisher Kawar, William McKane, Timothy Ellam
Background: Obesity is associated with albuminuria and incident kidney disease. Increased vulnerability of the glomerular microcirculation to elevated systemic blood pressure is postulated to contribute to adverse effects of obesity on the kidney. We therefore hypothesized that obesity would modulate the association between systolic blood pressure (sBP) and albuminuria. Methods: The relationship between obesity and albuminuria [fractional albumin excretion (FE alb ) or albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR)] was modelled using linear/logistic regression in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2010 cohorts ( N  = 23 710)...
May 30, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155991/efficacy-and-safety-of-switching-to-pasireotide-in-acromegaly-patients-controlled-with-pegvisomant-and-first-generation-somatostatin-analogues-pape-study
#18
Ammar Muhammad, Aart J van der Lely, Patric J D Delhanty, Alof H G Dallenga, Iain K Haitsma, Joseph A M J L Janssen, Sebastian J C M M Neggers
Aim: To assess the efficacy and safety of pasireotide long-acting release (PAS-LAR) alone or in combination with pegvisomant by switching acromegaly patients who were well-controlled with somatostatin analogues (LA-SSAs) and pegvisomant to PAS-LAR with or without pegvisomant. Methods: 61 acromegaly patients were enrolled in a prospective open-label study. We included patients with an IGF-I ≤1.2 x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) during treatment with LA-SSAs and pegvisomant...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155983/meox1-accelerates-myocardial-hypertrophic-decompensation-through-gata4
#19
Dan Lu, Jizheng Wang, Jing Li, Feifei Guan, Xu Zhang, Wei Dong, Ning Liu, Shan Gao, Lianfeng Zhang
Aims: Pathological hypertrophy is the result of gene network regulation, which ultimately leads to adverse cardiac remodelling and heart failure (HF), and is accompanied by the reactivation of a 'foetal gene programme'. The Mesenchyme homeobox 1 (Meox1) gene is one of the foetal programme genes. Meox1 may play a role in embryonic development, but its regulation of pathological hypertrophy is not known. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of Meox1 on pathological hypertrophy, including familial and pressure overload-induced hypertrophy, and its potential mechanism of action...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155825/poverty-and-health-among-cdc-plantation-labourers-in-cameroon-perceptions-challenges-and-coping-strategies
#20
Valerie Makoge, Lenneke Vaandrager, Harro Maat, Maria Koelen
Creating better access to good quality healthcare for the poor is a major challenge to development. In this study, we examined inter-linkages between poverty and disease, referred to as poverty-related diseases (PRDs), by investigating how Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) camp dwellers respond to diseases that adversely affect their health and wellbeing. Living in plantation camps is associated with poverty, overcrowding, poor sanitation and the rapid spread of diseases. In a survey of 237 CDC camp dwellers in Cameroon, we used the health belief model to understand the drivers (perceived threats, benefits and cues for treatment seeking) of reported responses...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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