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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410978/performance-monitoring-in-nicotine-dependence-considering-integration-of-recent-reinforcement-history
#1
Kevin Butler, Jennifer Rusted, Paul Gard, Anne Jackson
INTRODUCTION: Impaired monitoring of errors and conflict (performance monitoring; PM) is well documented in substance dependence (SD) including nicotine dependence and may contribute to continued drug use. Contemporary models of PM and complementary behavioural evidence suggest that PM works by integrating recent reinforcement history rather than evaluating individual behaviours. Despite this, studies of PM in SD have typically used indices derived from reaction to task error or conflict on individual trials...
April 11, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410876/the-treatment-of-fatigue-by-non-invasive-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Moussa A Chalah, Alaa Mhalla, Ulrich Palm, Samar S Ayache, Veit Mylius
The use of non-invasive brain neurostimulation (NIBS) techniques to treat neurological or psychiatric diseases is currently under development. Fatigue is a commonly observed symptom in the field of potentially treatable pathologies by NIBS, yet very little data has been published regarding its treatment. We conducted a review of the literature until the end of February 2017 to analyze all the studies that reported a clinical assessment of the effects of NIBS techniques on fatigue. We have limited our analysis to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
April 11, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398102/relationship-of-depression-and-medications-on-incidence-of-falls-among-people-with-late-effects-of-polio
#3
Carolyn P Da Silva, Bianca Zuckerman, Rhoda Olkin
The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was sent to 300 members of a regional polio support group, asking them to document their fall history, medications used, and the presence of depression. Depression was measured by self-report and with the Geriatric Depression Scale, short form (GDS-15). One hundred and seventy-two usable surveys were returned with 146 of those completing the medication list...
April 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390805/from-transmandibular-to-transoral-robotic-approach-for-parapharyngeal-space-tumors
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Francesco Chu, Marta Tagliabue, Gioacchino Giugliano, Luca Calabrese, Lorenzo Preda, Mohssen Ansarin
PURPOSE: Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare, accounting for 0.5% of all head-and-neck masses. Surgery remains the standard treatment for most cases, including different approaches (cervical approach, parotidectomy, mandibulotomy, transoral/robotic). We report our experience in the management of PPS tumors, aiming to create a surgical algorithm on the base of tumor's radiological and clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Critical retrospective analysis of patients with PPS neoplasms who underwent surgery at our Institute...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389419/rationale-and-design-of-khuzestan-vitamin-d-deficiency-screening-program-in-pregnancy-a-stratified-randomized-vitamin-d-supplementation-controlled-trial
#5
Maryam Rostami, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Masoumeh Simbar, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Hamid Alavi Majd
BACKGROUND: Although there have been marked improvements in our understanding of vitamin D functions in different diseases, gaps on its role during pregnancy remain. Due to the lack of consensus on the most accurate marker of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and the optimal level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D, for its definition, vitamin D deficiency assessment during pregnancy is a complicated process. Besides, the optimal protocol for treatment of hypovitaminosis D and its effect on maternal and neonatal outcomes are still unclear...
April 7, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380484/post-progression-survival-associated-with-overall-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-receiving-docetaxel-monotherapy-as-second-line-chemotherapy
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Mie Kotake, Yosuke Miura, Hisao Imai, Keita Mori, Reiko Sakurai, Kyoichi Kaira, Yoshio Tomizawa, Koichi Minato, Ryusei Saito, Takeshi Hisada
BACKGROUND: In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the effects of second-line chemotherapy on overall survival (OS) might be confounded by subsequent therapies. Therefore, using individual-level data, we aimed to determine the relationships between progression-free survival (PFS) and post-progression survival (PPS) with OS in patients with advanced NSCLC treated with docetaxel monotherapy as second-line chemotherapy. METHODS: Between April 2002 and December 2014, data from 86 patients with advanced NSCLC who underwent second-line docetaxel monotherapy following first-line treatment with platinum combination chemotherapy were analyzed...
April 6, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348486/therapeutic-effect-of-curcumin-on-experimental-colitis-mediated-by-inhibiting-cd8-cd11c-cells
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Hai-Mei Zhao, Fei Han, Rong Xu, Xiao-Ying Huang, Shao-Min Cheng, Min-Fang Huang, Hai-Yang Yue, Xin Wang, Yong Zou, Han-Lin Xu, Duan-Yong Liu
AIM: To verify whether curcumin (Cur) can treat inflammatory bowel disease by regulating CD8(+)CD11c(+) cells. METHODS: We evaluated the suppressive effect of Cur on CD8(+)CD11c(+) cells in spleen and Peyer's patches (PPs) in colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid. Mice with colitis were treated by 200 mg/kg Cur for 7 d. On day 8, the therapeutic effect of Cur was evaluated by visual assessment and histological examination, while co-stimulatory molecules of CD8(+)CD11c(+) cells in the spleen and PPs were measured by flow cytometry...
March 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344441/successful-treatment-of-periodic-paralysis-with-coenzyme-q10-two-case-reports
#8
Yuwei Da, Lin Lei, Karin Jurkat-Rott, Frank Lehmann-Horn
Primary periodic paralyses (PPs) are autosomal dominant ion channel disorders characterized by episodic flaccid weakness associated with variations in serum potassium level. The main prophylactic therapy of choice for PPsis carbonic anhydrase inhibitors that are not always effective. In this report, we described two PP patients who were successfully treated with coenzyme Q10. They remained asymptomatic since initiation of treatment, which may be associated with promotion of energy synthesis, anti-oxidant activity, influence of the fiber type composition and regulation of the expression of gene...
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279227/treatment-outcomes-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-treated-within-outpatient-therapeutic-program-otp-at-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo, Canaan Negash Seifu
BACKGROUND: Children in third world countries suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in an extent of public health important. SAM management protocol available this time brought the approach from facility-based to community-based by Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP). But, little was known about the treatment outcomes of the program in Ethiopia. Thus, this study was aimed to assess treatment outcomes of SAM and identify factors associated among children treated at OTP in Wolaita Zone...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277874/efficacy-and-safety-of-hl301-in-the-treatment-of-acute-bronchitis-and-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-bronchitis-a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-study
#10
Myung Jae Park, Chin Kook Rhee, Yee Hyung Kim, Do Jin Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Sang Yeub Lee, Jae Yeol Kim
PURPOSE: The efficacy and safety of Chinese herbs for symptomatic treatment of bronchitis is not well established. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a combination product of seven herbs (HL301) for the treatment of acute bronchitis (AB) and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB) using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial design. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with AB or with AECB were randomized to receive placebo or one of three doses of HL301 (0...
May 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274276/treatment-with-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-single-center-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Simone Schmidt, Vanya Gocheva, Thomas Zumbrunn, Daniela Rubino-Nacht, Ulrike Bonati, Dirk Fischer, Patricia Hafner
BACKGROUND: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute infection by the Poliomyelitis virus. Most often, patients who suffered from polio start to experience gradual new weakening in muscles, a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (muscle atrophy) and fatigue years after the acute illness. L-citrulline is known to change muscular metabolism synthesis by raising nitric oxide (NO) levels and increasing protein synthesis...
March 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261212/%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-1-fructans-modulate-the-immune-system-in-vivo-in-a-microbiota-dependent-and%C3%A2-independent-fashion
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Floris Fransen, Neha M Sahasrabudhe, Marlies Elderman, Margaret Bosveld, Sahar El Aidy, Floor Hugenholtz, Theo Borghuis, Ben Kousemaker, Simon Winkel, Christa van der Gaast-de Jongh, Marien I de Jonge, Mark V Boekschoten, Hauke Smidt, Henk A Schols, Paul de Vos
It has been shown in vitro that only specific dietary fibers contribute to immunity, but studies in vivo are not conclusive. Here, we investigated degree of polymerization (DP) dependent effects of β2→1-fructans on immunity via microbiota-dependent and -independent effects. To this end, conventional or germ-free mice received short- or long-chain β2→1-fructan for 5 days. Immune cell populations in the spleen, mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs), and Peyer's patches (PPs) were analyzed with flow cytometry, genome-wide gene expression in the ileum was measured with microarray, and gut microbiota composition was analyzed with 16S rRNA sequencing of fecal samples...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258633/a-longitudinal-evaluation-of-early-anatomical-changes-of-parotid-gland-in-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-with-parapharyngeal-space-involvement
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Yingting Zhang, Chengguang Lin, Jianhua Wu, Xiaobo Jiang, Shara W Y Lee, Shing-Yau Tam, Vincent W C Wu
INTRODUCTION: Radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with parapharyngeal space (PPS) involvement may deliver high dose to the parotid gland. This study evaluated parotid gland changes during and up to 3 months after radiotherapy. METHODS: Kilovoltage computed tomography (CT) scans of head and neck region of 39 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with PPS involvement were performed at pre-radiotherapy, 10th, 20th and 30th fractions and 3 months after treatment...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256436/parkinsonian-pyramidal-syndromes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Christine Tranchant, Meriam Koob, Mathieu Anheim
INTRODUCTION: Parkinsonian-Pyramidal syndrome (PPS), defined as the combination of both pyramidal and parkinsonian signs is a concept that recently emerged. PPS may manifest itself in numerous neurodegenerative diseases, many of these being inherited. Their diagnosis is a major challenge for the clinical management, for the prognosis, for genetic counselling and, in a few cases, which should not be neglected, for specific treatment. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to provide a review of PPS and an algorithm in order to guide their diagnosis in clinical practice...
February 22, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245484/impact-of-hepatitis-c-virus-eradication-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-related-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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Tomokazu Kawaoka, Hiroshi Aikata, Yuji Teraoka, Yuki Inagaki, Fumi Honda, Masahiro Hatooka, Kei Morio, Reona Morio, Tomoki Kobayashi, Yuko Nagaoki, Takashi Nakahara, Akira Hiramatsu, Masataka Tsuge, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Kazuaki Chayama
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication on the clinical outcome of patients with HCV-related advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with sorafenib. METHODS: A total of 58 HCV-related advanced HCC patients with Child-Pugh grade A disease who were treated with sorafenib were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. Of these, 27 patients were HCV RNA negative as a result of previous antiviral therapy (sustained viral response [SVR] group), while the remaining 31 were HCV RNA positive (non-SVR group)...
March 1, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237621/inorganic-arsenic-inhibits-the-nucleotide-excision-repair-pathway-and-reduces-the-expression-of-xpc
#16
Nathaniel Holcomb, Mamta Goswami, Sung Gu Han, Tim Scott, John D'Orazio, David K Orren, C Gary Gairola, Isabel Mellon
Chronic exposure to arsenic, most often through contaminated drinking water, has been linked to several types of cancer in humans, including skin and lung cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying its role in causing cancer are not well understood. There is evidence that exposure to arsenic can enhance the carcinogenicity of UV light in inducing skin cancers and may enhance the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke in inducing lung cancers. The nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway removes different types of DNA damage including those produced by UV light and components of tobacco smoke...
February 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236000/positive-relationship-between-subsequent-chemotherapy-and-overall-survival-in-pancreatic-cancer-meta-analysis-of-postprogression-survival-for-first-line-chemotherapy
#17
Akiyoshi Kasuga, Yasuo Hamamoto, Ayano Takeuchi, Kenta Kawasaki, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenro Hirata, Yasutaka Sukawa, Hiromasa Takaishi, Takanori Kanai
PURPOSE: To gain a better understanding of the impact of postprogression survival (PPS) and post-trial anticancer therapy on overall survival (OS) in first-line pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: A literature search identified 54 randomized trials, focusing on gemcitabine monotherapy to eliminate effects of heterogeneity of first-line regimens. We evaluated the relation between OS and either progression-free survival (PFS) or PPS. We also examined whether any association might be affected by the year of completion of trial enrollment...
February 25, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228230/expanding-professional-pharmacy-services-in-european-community-setting-is-it-cost-effective-a-systematic-review-for-health-policy-considerations
#18
REVIEW
Clémence Perraudin, Olivier Bugnon, Nathalie Pelletier-Fleury
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize cost-effectiveness analyses on professional pharmacy services (PPS) performed in Europe in order to contribute to current debates on their funding and reimbursement. METHODS: Systematic review in PubMed, Embase and the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination databases to identify full economic evaluation studies of PPS in community setting from 2004. FINDINGS: Twenty-one studies were included, conducted in the United-Kingdom (n=13), the Netherlands (n=3), Spain (n=2), Belgium (n=1), France (n=1) and Denmark (n=1)...
December 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153462/extraction-and-purification-of-pumpkin-polysaccharides-and-their-hypoglycemic-effect
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Shuang Wang, Aoxue Lu, Lu Zhang, Meng Shen, Tian Xu, Wangyang Zhan, Hui Jin, Yongjun Zhang, Weimin Wang
The anti-diabetic activity of the polysaccharides (PPs) obtained from the dried pumpkin pulp was studied in this paper. The PPs were administered by intraperitoneal injection to the alloxan-induced diabetic male ICR mice. The PPs hypoglycemic effect was evaluated by testing the fast blood glucose level, fasting serum insulin and hepatic glycogen. After 7h administration, the PPs showed a significantly hypoglycemic effect (p<0.01) and could significantly increase hepatic glycogen and insulin level (p<0...
May 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112666/determination-of-pharmaceutical-residues-and-assessment-of-their-removal-efficiency-at-the-daugavgriva-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-riga-latvia
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I Reinholds, O Muter, I Pugajeva, J Rusko, I Perkons, V Bartkevics
Pharmaceutical products (PPs) belong to emerging contaminants that may accumulate along with other chemical pollutants in wastewaters (WWs) entering industrial and/or urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In the present study, the technique of ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry (Orbitrap-HRMS) was applied for the analysis of 24 multi-class PPs in WW samples collected at different technological stages of Daugavgriva WWTP located in Riga, Latvia...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
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