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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633777/shall-we-inject-superficial-or-deep-to-the-plantar-fascia-an-ultrasound-study-of-the-treatment-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis
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Eda Gurcay, Murat Kara, Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Ayşe Merve Ata, Şule Şahin Onat, Levent Özçakar
We compared the effectiveness of ultrasound (US)-guided corticosteroid, injected superficial or deep to the fascia, in patients with plantar fasciitis. Thirty patients (24 females [75%] and 6 males [25%]) with unilateral chronic plantar fasciitis were divided into 2 groups according to the corticosteroid injection site: superficial (n = 15) or deep (n = 15) to the plantar fascia. Patient heel pain was measured using a Likert pain scale and the Foot Ankle Outcome Scale (FAOS) for foot disability, evaluated at baseline and repeated in the first and sixth weeks...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607542/interactions-of-cannabinoids-with-biochemical-substrates
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REVIEW
Brian F Thomas
Recent decades have seen much progress in the identification and characterization of cannabinoid receptors and the elucidation of the mechanisms by which derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant bind to receptors and produce their physiological and psychological effects. The information generated in this process has enabled better understanding of the fundamental physiological and psychological processes controlled by the central and peripheral nervous systems and has fostered the development of natural and synthetic cannabinoids as therapeutic agents...
2017: Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599208/occurrence-of-pharmaceutical-recreational-and-psychotropic-drug-residues-in-surface-water-on-the-northern-antarctic-peninsula-region
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Silvia González-Alonso, Luis Moreno Merino, Sara Esteban, Miren López de Alda, Damià Barceló, Juan José Durán, Jerónimo López-Martínez, Jaume Aceña, Sandra Pérez, Nicola Mastroianni, Adrián Silva, Myriam Catalá, Yolanda Valcárcel
Human presence in the Antarctic is increasing due to research activities and the rise in tourism. These activities contribute a number of potentially hazardous substances. The aim of this study is to conduct the first characterisation of the pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs present in the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, and to assess the potential environmental risk they pose to the environment. The study consisted of a single sampling of ten water samples from different sources, including streams, ponds, glacier drains, and a wastewater discharge into the sea...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599081/mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction-in-athletes-current-perspectives-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Mariana Couto, Marcin Kurowski, André Moreira, Dominique M A Bullens, Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Luís Delgado, Marek L Kowalski, Sven F Seys
The evidence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) without asthma (EIBwA ) occurring in athletes led to speculate about different endotypes inducing respiratory symptoms within athletes. Classical postulated mechanisms for bronchial obstruction in this population include the osmotic and the thermal hypotheses. More recently, the presence of epithelial injury and inflammation in the airways of athletes was demonstrated. In addition, neuronal activation has been suggested as a potential modulator of bronchoconstriction...
June 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583339/off-label-use-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitor-erectile-dysfunction-medication-to-enhance-sex-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-australia-results-from-the-flux-study
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Mohamed A Hammoud, Fengyi Jin, Toby Lea, Lisa Maher, Jeffrey Grierson, Garrett Prestage
BACKGROUND: Gay and bisexual men (GBM) use oral erectile dysfunction medications (EDMs) often with little evidence of medical indication necessitating their use. AIM: To investigate the prevalence, contexts, and motivations for oral EDM use and its relation to sexual risk behavior. METHODS: A total of 2,250 Australian GBM completed an online survey of licit and illicit drug use and their associated behaviors. Multivariate logistic regression analysis identified factors associated with use of EDMs in the previous 6 months and, for those who had used EDMs, factors associated with use on a weekly basis...
June 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558467/alginate-microcapsules-incorporating-hyaluronic-acid-recreate-closer-in-vivo-environment-for-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alberto Cañibano-Hernández, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Albert Espona-Noguera, Gorka Orive, Rosa M Hernández, Jesús Ciriza, Jose Luis Pedraz
The potential clinical application of alginate cell microencapsulation has advanced enormously during the past decade. However, the 3D environment created by alginate beads does not mimic the natural extracellular matrix surrounding cells in vivo, responsible of cell survival and functionality. As one of the most frequent macromolecules present in the extracellular matrix is hyaluronic acid, we have formed hybrid beads with alginate and hyaluronic acid recreating a closer in vivo cell environment. Our results show that 1% alginate-0...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540034/ayahuasca-dimethyltryptamine-and-psychosis-a-systematic-review-of-human-studies
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REVIEW
Rafael G Dos Santos, José Carlos Bouso, Jaime E C Hallak
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogen brew traditionally used for ritual and therapeutic purposes in Northwestern Amazon. It is rich in the tryptamine hallucinogens dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which acts as a serotonin 5-HT2A agonist. This mechanism of action is similar to other compounds such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin. The controlled use of LSD and psilocybin in experimental settings is associated with a low incidence of psychotic episodes, and population studies corroborate these findings. Both the controlled use of DMT in experimental settings and the use of ayahuasca in experimental and ritual settings are not usually associated with psychotic episodes, but little is known regarding ayahuasca or DMT use outside these controlled contexts...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538551/principles-of-breast-re-reduction-a-reappraisal
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Raakhi M Mistry, Susan E MacLennan, Elizabeth J Hall-Findlay
BACKGROUND: This article examines outcomes following breast re-reduction surgery using a random pattern blood supply to the nipple and vertical scar reduction. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent bilateral breast re-reduction surgery performed by a single surgeon over a 12-year period. Patient demographics, surgical technique, and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Ninety patients underwent breast re-reduction surgery...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533043/-dementia-and-non-pharmacological-therapy-the-effectiveness-of-play
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Cédric Gueyraud, Marie Anaut, Stéphane Sanchez, Philippe Denormandie, Anthony Bathsavanis, Pierre Krolak-Salmon
A study was carried out to look into the effectiveness of play and the ways it can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. An intervention founded on the principal of a recreational setting, taking into account the choice of objects, the layout of the space and the role of the professional, could present itself as a form of therapeutic mediation adapted to this pathology. This study shows that play helps to reduce the behavioural problems of residents with Alzheimer's disease, and boosted their wellbeing and quality of life...
May 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507726/adapting-tissue-engineered-in-vitro-cns-models-for-high-throughput-study-of-neurodegeneration
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Caitriona O'Rourke, Charlotte Lee-Reeves, Rosemary Al Drake, Grant Ww Cameron, A Jane Loughlin, James B Phillips
Neurodegenerative conditions remain difficult to treat, with the continuing failure to see therapeutic research successfully advance to clinical trials. One of the obstacles that must be overcome is to develop enhanced models of disease. Tissue engineering techniques enable us to create organised artificial central nervous system tissue that has the potential to improve the drug development process. This study presents a replicable model of neurodegenerative pathology through the use of engineered neural tissue co-cultures that can incorporate cells from various sources and allow degeneration and protection of neurons to be observed easily and measured, following exposure to neurotoxic compounds - okadaic acid and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477247/why-psychiatry-needs-3-4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-a-child-psychiatrist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Ben Sessa
Since the late 1980s the psychoactive drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) has had a well-known history as the recreationally used drug ecstasy. What is less well known by the public is that MDMA started its life as a therapeutic agent and that in recent years an increasing amount of clinical research has been undertaken to revisit the drug's medical potential. MDMA has unique pharmacological properties that translate well to its proposed agent to assist trauma-focused psychotherapy. Psychological trauma-especially that which arises early in life from child abuse-underpins many chronic adult mental disorders, including addictions...
May 5, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454718/effects-of-co-administration-of-ketamine-and-ethanol-on-the-dopamine-system-via-the-cortex-striatum-circuitry
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Qing Liu, Tian-Yong Xu, Zhi-Bi Zhang, Chi-Kwan Leung, Ding-Yun You, Shang-Wen Wang, Shuai Yi, Qiang Jing, Run-Fang Xie, Huifang-Jie Li, Xiao-Feng Zeng
AIM: Ketamine and ethanol are increasingly being used together as recreational drugs in rave parties. Their effects on the dopamine (DA) system remain largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of consuming two different concentrations of ketamine with and without alcohol on the DA system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm to evaluate the rewarding effects of the combined administration of two different doses of ketamine (30mg/kg and 60mg/kg) with ethanol (0...
April 25, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454538/transcriptomic-and-proteomic-insight-into-the-effects-of-a-defined-european-mistletoe-extract-in-ewing-sarcoma-cells-reveals-cellular-stress-responses
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M Twardziok, D Meierhofer, S Börno, B Timmermann, S Jäger, Sengül Boral, A Eggert, C I Delebinski, G Seifert
BACKGROUND: The hydrophobic triterpenes, oleanolic and betulinic acid as well as the hydrophilic mistletoe lectins and viscotoxins possess anticancer properties. They do all occur in combination in European mistletoe (Viscum album L.). Commercial Viscum album L. extracts are aqueous, excluding the insoluble triterpenes. We have previously shown that mistletoe lectins and triterpene acids are effective against Ewing sarcoma in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. METHODS: We recreated a total mistletoe effect (viscumTT) by combining an aqueous extract (viscum) and a triterpene extract (TT) solubilised with cyclodextrins and analysed the effects of viscumTT and the single extracts on TC-71 Ewing sarcoma cells in vitro by transcriptomic and proteomic profiling...
April 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440191/cannabis-a-neurological-remedy-or-a-drug-of-abuse-in-india
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Pronit Biswas, Pooja Mishra, Devasish Bose, Abhilasha Durgbanshi
Since ancient times it is well documented the use of cannabis as a medicine due to its potential therapeutic activity while subsequently its use as drug of abuse spread increasingly. The present review sought to give an insight in the history of medical and recreational use of cannabis in India. Indian use of cannabis dates back to Vedic time, mostly for the ritualistic and religious purposed, as documented in the ancient literature. It was India that introduced the medical use of cannabis to neighboring countries...
April 23, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407798/utilization-of-defined-microbial-communities-enables-effective-evaluation-of-meta-genomic-assemblies
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William W Greenwald, Niels Klitgord, Victor Seguritan, Shibu Yooseph, J Craig Venter, Chad Garner, Karen E Nelson, Weizhong Li
BACKGROUND: Metagenomics is the study of the microbial genomes isolated from communities found on our bodies or in our environment. By correctly determining the relation between human health and the human associated microbial communities, novel mechanisms of health and disease can be found, thus enabling the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. Due to the diversity of the microbial communities, strategies developed for aligning human genomes cannot be utilized, and genomes of the microbial species in the community must be assembled de novo...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394016/integrative-intensive-retreats-for-veteran-couples-and-families-a-pilot-study-assessing-change-in-relationship-adjustment-posttraumatic-growth-and-trauma-symptoms
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J Kale Monk, Lauren M Oseland, Briana S Nelson Goff, Brian G Ogolsky, Kali Summers
We assessed a brief, systemic retreat-style intervention that was developed to address concerns about the utilization of services for veterans coping with traumatic stress. A total of 76 dyads (N = 152) were assessed before and after a 4-day retreat, which included psychoeducation, group and conjoint therapeutic sessions, and recreational relaxation components. Overall, participants reported a reduction in trauma symptoms, but only support persons experienced a significant increase in posttraumatic growth from pretest to posttest...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373851/exploring-musical-activities-and-their-relationship-to-emotional-well-being-in-elderly-people-across-europe-a-study-protocol
#17
Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, Meabh Foley, Renata Hlavová, Ilkka Muukkonen, Olatz Ojinaga-Alfageme, Andrijana Radukic, Melanie Spindler, Bodil Hundevad
Music is a powerful, pleasurable stimulus that can induce positive feelings and can therefore be used for emotional self-regulation. Musical activities such as listening to music, playing an instrument, singing or dancing are also an important source for social contact, promoting interaction and the sense of belonging with others. Recent evidence has suggested that after retirement, other functions of music, such as self-conceptual processing related to autobiographical memories, become more salient. However, few studies have addressed the meaningfulness of music in the elderly...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373077/new-vistas-on-cannabis-use-disorder
#18
REVIEW
Miriam Melis, Roberto Frau, Peter W Kalivas, Sade Spencer, Vivian Chioma, Erica Zamberletti, Tiziana Rubino, Daniela Parolaro
Cannabis sativa preparations are the most consumed illicit drugs for recreational purposes worldwide, and the number of people seeking treatment for cannabis use disorder has dramatically increased in the last decades. Due to the recent decriminalization or legalization of cannabis use in the Western Countries, we may predict that the number of people suffering from cannabis use disorder will increase. Despite the increasing number of cannabis studies over the past two decades, we have gaps of scientific knowledge pertaining to the neurobiological consequences of long-term cannabis use...
March 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346067/horseback-riding-therapy-for-a-deafblind-individual-enabled-by-a-haptic-interface
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Matjaž Ogrinc Ms, Ildar Farkhatdinov PhD, Rich Walker Ms, Etienne Burdet
We present a haptic interface to help deafblind people to practice horseback riding as a recreational and therapeutic activity. Horseback riding is a form of therapy which can improve self-esteem and sensation of independence. It has been shown to benefit people with various medical conditions-including autism. However, in the case of deafblind riders, an interpreter must stand by at all times to communicate with the rider by touch. We developed a simple interface that enables deafblind people to enjoy horseback riding while the instructor is remotely providing cues, which improves their independence...
March 27, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340578/abcb1-and-abcg2-drug-transporters-are-differentially-expressed-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-nsclc-and-expression-is-modified-by-cisplatin-treatment-via-altered-wnt-signaling
#20
M Vesel, J Rapp, D Feller, E Kiss, L Jaromi, M Meggyes, G Miskei, B Duga, G Smuk, T Laszlo, I Karner, J E Pongracz
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer (LC) is still the most common cause of cancer related deaths worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 85% of all LC cases but is not a single entity. It is now accepted that, apart from the characteristic driver mutations, the unique molecular signatures of adeno- (AC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), the two most common NSCLC subtypes should be taken into consideration for their management. Therapeutic interventions, however, frequently lead to chemotherapy resistance highlighting the need for in-depth analysis of regulatory mechanisms of multidrug resistance to increase therapeutic efficiency...
March 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
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