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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140990/cultivar-architecture-modulates-spore-dispersal-by-rain-splash-a-new-perspective-to-reduce-disease-progression-in-cultivar-mixtures
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Tiphaine Vidal, Pauline Lusley, Marc Leconte, Claude de Vallavieille-Pope, Laurent Huber, Sébastien Saint-Jean
Cultivar mixtures can be used to improve the sustainability of disease management within farming systems by growing cultivars that differ in their disease resistance level in the same field. The impact of canopy aerial architecture on rain-splash dispersal could amplify disease reduction within mixtures. We designed a controlled conditions experiment to study single splash-dispersal events and their consequences for disease. We quantified this impact through the spore interception capacities of the component cultivars of a mixture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140112/a-2017-review-of-pharmacotherapy-for-treating-focal-epilepsy-where-are-we-now-and-how-will-treatment-develop
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Andreas Schulze-Bonhage
Focal epilepsy is the most common type of epilepsy with approximately 30 million patients affected worldwide. There is a major challenge to develop new antiepileptic treatments as currently approximately one third of patients remain uncontrolled under our best standards of care. Areas covered: An overview is given on first- and second generation antiepileptic drugs and their mechanisms of action, and on recent new strategies for antiepileptic targets, including drugs aiming at disease modification. Expert opinion: Newer antiepileptic drugs have enabled a better tolerated and individualized treatment for many patients...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139007/adding-high-intensity-interval-training-to-conventional-training-modalities-optimizing-health-related-outcomes-during-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-the-optitrain-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Mijwel, Malin Backman, Kate A Bolam, Anna Jervaeus, Carl Johan Sundberg, Sara Margolin, Maria Browall, Helene Rundqvist, Yvonne Wengström
PURPOSE: Exercise training is an effective and safe way to counteract cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). High-intensity interval training has proven beneficial for the health of clinical populations. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the effects of resistance and high-intensity interval training (RT-HIIT), and moderate-intensity aerobic and high-intensity interval training (AT-HIIT) to usual care (UC) in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
November 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137692/attitudes-social-norms-perceived-behavioral-control-and-intention-toward-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-screening-among-health-care-workers
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Zeinab M Hassan
BACKGROUND: Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) represents a worldwide public health priority. Screening patients to detect colonization is considered an essential pillar of any MRSA control program. PURPOSE: To (a) assess health care workers' (HCWs) attitudes, social norms, perceived behavioral control toward MRSA screening, and intention to perform the screening; (b) examine the predictors of HCWs intentions to perform screening; (c) identify HCWs' perception of barriers to and benefits of screening; and (d) identify HCWs' information sources about screening...
November 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137664/therapeutic-efficacy-of-artemether-lumefantrine-in-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammed Biset Ayalew
BACKGROUND: As Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries with a great burden of malaria the effectiveness of first line anti-malarial drugs is the major concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available evidence on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ethiopia. This was done by performing a meta-analysis of recent studies conducted in the country on this topic. METHODS: Studies published between January 2010 and January 2017 that reported on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of P...
November 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137489/androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-a-focus-on-pharmacokinetics
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Charles F Polotti, Christopher J Kim, Nadiya Chuchvara, Alyssa B Polotti, Eric A Singer, Sammy Elsamra
Medical therapy has undergone many changes as our understanding of prostate cancer cell biology has improved. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) remains the mainstay of therapy for metastatic disease. Metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is an important concern since we are unable to stop progression with currently available agents. Areas covered: Pharmacologic ADT is the most commonly used treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. Multiple agents are available for both first-line and second-line use: antiandrogens, estrogens, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists/antagonists, and CYP17 inhibitors...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137060/a-case-report-of-mixed-acinar-endocrine-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-treated-with-s-1-chemotherapy-does-it-work-or-induce-endocrine-differentiation
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Masataka Yokode, Ryosuke Itai, Yukimasa Yamashita, Yoh Zen
RATIONALE: Acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs) and mixed acinar-endocrine carcinomas (MAECs) of the pancreas are rare, accounting for only 1% of pancreatic tumors. Although both typically present at an advanced stage, chemotherapeutic regimes have not yet been standardized. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old man presented with a large mass in the pancreatic tail with multiple liver metastases. DIAGNOSIS, INTERVENTIONS, OUTCOMES: He was initially treated with gemcitabine for suspected ductal carcinoma of the pancreas, but no response was observed...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137017/prognostic-value-of-glucose-metabolism-for-non-st-segment-elevation-infarction-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-single-concomitant-chronic-total-occlusion-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Zhi Xing, Lei Zhang, Zhiqiang Liu, Pengyi He, Yuchun Yang, Muhuyati Wulasihan
Glucose metabolism status may play a predictive role in the severity of the complications among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, few studies have focused on the prognostic value of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Homeostatic Model Assessment 2 for Insulin Resistance (HOMA2-IR) in patients with DM, non-ST-segment elevation infarction (NSTEMI), and single concomitant chronic total occlusion (CTO) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Short- and long-term prognostic value of HbA1c and HOMA2-IR in patients with DM with NSTEMI and single CTO who received primary percutaneous transluminal coronary intervention (pPCI)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136646/the-effect-of-interventions-aiming-to-optimise-the-prescription-of-antibiotics-in-dental-care-a-systematic-review
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Christin Löffler, Femke Böhmer
BACKGROUND: Abundant evidence in dentistry suggests that antibiotics are prescribed despite the existence of guidelines aiming to reduce the development of antibiotic resistance. This review investigated (1) which type of interventions aiming to optimise prescription of antibiotics exist in dentistry, (2) the effect of these interventions and (3) the specific strengths and limitations of the studies reporting on these interventions. METHOD: Literature search was based on Medline, Embase, Global Health, Cochrane CENTRAL, ClinicalTrials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136223/baroreceptors-in-the-carotid-and-hypertension-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-baroreflex-activation-therapy-on-blood-pressure
#10
Manuel Wallbach, Michael J Koziolek
Activation of baroreceptors in the carotid modulates the autonomic nervous system. Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT), which activates baroreceptors in the carotid, has become available in the treatment of resistant hypertension. Besides this, a carotid implant modulating baroreceptors as well as pharmacological modulation of carotid bodies were quite recently presented. This review will underscore currently available and promising approaches that activate baroreceptors in the carotid, and thereby contribute to beneficial effects in patients with arterial hypertension, and discusses potential organoprotective BAT effects beyond blood pressure (BP) reduction...
November 9, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134945/drug-drug-interaction-potential-of-the-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-d-virus-entry-inhibitor-myrcludex-b-assessed-in-vitro
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Antje Blank, Katrin Meier, Stephan Urban, Walter Emil Haefeli, Johanna Weiss
BACKGROUND: Myrcludex B is a first-in-class virus entry inhibitor for patients with chronic hepatitis B or B/D infections. In patients it will be co-administered with drugs needed for the disease or comorbidities. We aimed to define the risk of drug-drug interactions by characterizing the influence of myrcludex B on relevant drug transporting and metabolizing enzymes in vitro. METHODS: Inhibition of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2), and the organic anion transporting polypeptides 1B1 and 1B3 (OATP1B1/SLCO1B1 and OATP1B3/SLCO1B3) was measured in cells over-expressing the respective transporter using fluorogenic substrates...
November 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134684/enhanced-radiosensitization-of-enzalutamide-via-schedule-dependent-administration-to-androgen-sensitive-prostate-cancer-cells
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Maryam Ghashghaei, Miltiadis Paliouras, Mitra Heravi, Hamed Bekerat, Mark Trifiro, Tamim M Niazi, Thierry Muanza
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is a progressive disease and the most diagnosed cancer in men. The current standard of care for high-risk localized PCa is a combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation (XRT). The majority of these patients however become resistant due to incomplete responses to ADT as a result of selective cells maintaining androgen receptor (AR) activity. Improvement can be made if increasing radiosensitivity is realized. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of the next-generation PCa drug Enzalutamide (ENZA), as a radiosensitizer in XRT therapy...
November 14, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134489/the-quick-loss-of-carbapenem-susceptibility-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-at-intensive-care-units
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Yamin Zou, Jiangping Lian, Ying Di, Haisheng You, Hongping Yao, Junhui Liu, Yalin Dong
Background Patients colonized with carbapenem-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CSPA) strains upon admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) tend to be quickly followed by detected carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa strains after admission. Objective To assess the risk factors associated with the quick loss of carbapenem susceptibility and to identify time threshold of prior antimicrobial exposure for the loss during ICU stay. Setting A tertiary-care teaching hospital with 2560 beds located in the northwest region of China...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133567/risk-factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-upon-icu-admission
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Natalia Blanco, Anthony D Harris, Clare Rock, J Kristie Johnson, Lisa Pineles, Robert A Bonomo, Arjun Srinivasan, Melinda M Pettigrew, Kerri A Thom
Introduction: Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, associated with broad-spectrum antibiotic use, is an important nosocomial pathogen associated with morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MDR A. baumannii perirectal colonization among adult patients at ICU admission over a 5-year period, and to identify risk factors and outcomes associated with colonization.Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of patients admitted to the medical (MICU) and surgical intensive care units (SICU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center from May 2005 to September 2009 was performed using perirectal surveillance cultures on admission...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133329/involvement-of-people-with-dementia-in-making-decisions-about-their-lives-a-qualitative-study-that-appraises-shared-decision-making-concerning-daycare
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Leontine Groen-van de Ven, Carolien Smits, Fuusje de Graaff, Marijke Span, Jan Eefsting, Jan Jukema, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen
OBJECTIVE: To explore how people with dementia, their informal caregivers and their professionals participate in decision making about daycare and to develop a typology of participation trajectories. DESIGN: A qualitative study with a prospective, multiperspective design, based on 244 semistructured interviews, conducted during three interview rounds over the course of a year. Analysis was by means of content analysis and typology construction. SETTING: Community settings and nursing homes in the Netherlands...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132479/current-trends-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-typhoidal-salmonellae-isolated-at-tertiary-care-hospital
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Nadia Midhat Zehra, Fatima Irfan, Irfan Ali Mirza, Anam Imtiaz, Saman Nadeem, Fatima Hameed
OBJECTIVE: To determine the current trend of antimicrobial susceptibility of typhoidal Salmonellae. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi, from January 2014 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Blood culture samples received from the wards and outpatient departments were included. Isolates of Salmonella were dealt with standard microbiological procedures...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132404/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-fp-1201-lyo-intravenously-administered-recombinant-human-interferon-beta-1a-and-placebo-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled
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Geoff Bellingan, David Brealey, Jordi Mancebo, Alain Mercat, Nicolò Patroniti, Ville Pettilä, Michael Quintel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Mikael Maksimow, Markku Jalkanen, Ilse Piippo, V Marco Ranieri
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in vascular leakage, inflammation and respiratory failure. There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments for ARDS and standard of care involves treatment of the underlying cause, and supportive care. The vascular leakage may be related to reduced concentrations of local adenosine, which is involved in maintaining endothelial barrier function. Interferon (IFN) beta-1a up-regulates the cell surface ecto-5'-nucleotidase cluster of differentiation 73 (CD73), which increases adenosine levels, and IFN beta-1 may, therefore, be a potential treatment for ARDS...
November 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132373/understanding-malaria-treatment-seeking-preferences-within-the-public-sector-amongst-mobile-migrant-workers-in-a-malaria-elimination-scenario-a-mixed-methods-study
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Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
BACKGROUND: Migration flows and the emerging resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) create programmatic challenges to meeting the AD 2030 malaria elimination target in Myanmar. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) targeted migrant workers based mainly on the stability of their worksites (categories 1: permanent work-setting; categories 2 and 3: less stable work-settings). This study aims to assess the migration patterns, malaria treatment-seeking preferences, and challenges encountered by mobile/migrant workers at remote sites in a malaria-elimination setting...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132352/intensive-care-antibiotic-consumption-and-resistance-patterns-a-cross-correlation-analysis
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Luminita Baditoiu, Carmen Axente, Diana Lungeanu, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Monica Licker
BACKGROUND: Over recent decades, a dramatic increase in infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens has been observed worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between local resistance bacterial patterns and antibiotic consumption in an intensive care unit in a Romanian university hospital. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2013. Data covering the consumption of antibacterial drugs and the incidence density for the main resistance phenotypes was collected on a monthly basis, and this data was aggregated quarterly...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132303/prevalence-of-naturally-occurring-ns5a-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-patients-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-subtype-1a-1b-and-3a-co-infected-or-not-with-hiv-in-brazil
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Fernanda Malta, Karine Vieira Gaspareto, Gaspar Lisboa-Neto, Flair José Carrilho, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa, João Renato Rebello Pinho
BACKGROUND: Non-structural 5A protein (NS5A) resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) have been identified in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), even prior to exposure to direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). Selection for these variants occurs rapidly during treatment and, in some cases, leads to antiviral treatment failure. DAAs are currently the standard of care for hepatitis C treatment in many parts of the world. Nevertheless, in Brazil, the prevalence of pre-existing NS5A RASs is largely unknown...
November 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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