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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631387/umeclidinium-bromide-versus-placebo-for-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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REVIEW
Han Ni, Aung Htet, Soe Moe
BACKGROUND: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have poor quality of life, reduced survival, and accelerated decline in lung function, especially associated with acute exacerbations, leading to high healthcare costs. Long-acting bronchodilators are the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic improvement, and umeclidinium is one of the new long-acting muscarinic antagonists approved for treatment of patients with stable COPD. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of umeclidinium bromide versus placebo for people with stable COPD...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607384/peptide-specific-monoclonal-antibodies-of-leptospiral-liga-for-acute-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis
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Murugesan Kanagavel, Santhanam Shanmughapriya, Kayanam Vijaya Lalitha Aishwarya, Karuppiah Ponmurugan, Kasi Murugan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Kalimuthusamy Natarajaseenivasan
Leptospirosis is underdiagnosed due to low sensitivity, need of specialised equipment, and expensive reagents for serological and molecular diagnosis respectively. Considering the sensitivity, rapidity, inexpensive reagents and collection of clinical samples, the monoclonal antibody based antigen detection method from urine samples has been developed and evaluated. LigA (LK90) based B-cell specific epitopes were predicted and synthesised as peptides for the production of monoclonal antibody. LK90543: SNAQKNQGNA (amino acids: 543 to 552), and LK901110: DHHTQSSYTP (amino acids: 1110 to 1119) with VaxiJen score of 1...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554377/pharmacological-treatment-options-for-low-bone-mineral-density-and-secondary-osteoporosis-in-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#3
REVIEW
Lauren Robinson, Victoria Aldridge, Emma M Clark, Madhusmita Misra, Nadia Micali
OBJECTIVE: Although there are several evidence-based treatments available to increase Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in aging men and women, there are still uncertainties regarding which treatments are efficacious in reducing lifetime fracture risk in women with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). METHODS: Medline, PsychInfo, Embase and the Cochrane Database were searched for English Language Studies. Inclusion criteria were studies of females of any age with AN who received pharmacological treatment with the primary aim to increase BMD or reduce fracture risk...
July 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541758/suicide-risk-in-young-men-and-women-after-substance-intoxication
#4
Marlene Stenbacka, Mats Samuelsson, Peter Nordström, Jussi Jokinen
This study investigates suicide and overdoses in 1,119 consecutive patients (64% women), 15 to 34 years of age, presenting at the emergency department after self-poisoning from1994 to 2000 and followed regarding death to 2006. Regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were performed for suicide and other causes of death. The patients had about a 60 times higher risk (SMR = 61.95) of death due to suicide and 26 times higher (SMR = 26.47) for all-cause mortality. Men had a nearly 2 times higher risk for suicide than women and half of the suicides occurred during the first 2 years after admission...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520519/oil-based-or-water-based-contrast-for-hysterosalpingography-in-infertile-women
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kim Dreyer, Joukje van Rijswijk, Velja Mijatovic, Mariëtte Goddijn, Harold R Verhoeve, Ilse A J van Rooij, Annemieke Hoek, Petra Bourdrez, Annemiek W Nap, Henrike G M Rijnsaardt-Lukassen, Catharina C M Timmerman, Mesrure Kaplan, Angelo B Hooker, Anna P Gijsen, Ron van Golde, Cathelijne F van Heteren, Alexander V Sluijmer, Jan-Peter de Bruin, Jesper M J Smeenk, Jacoba A M de Boer, Eduard Scheenjes, Annette E J Duijn, Alexander Mozes, Marie J Pelinck, Maaike A F Traas, Machiel H A van Hooff, Gijsbertus A van Unnik, Cornelia H de Koning, Nan van Geloven, Jos W R Twisk, Peter G A Hompes, Ben W J Mol
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy rates among infertile women have been reported to increase after hysterosalpingography, but it is unclear whether the type of contrast medium used (oil-based or water-soluble contrast) influences this potential therapeutic effect. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, randomized trial in 27 hospitals in the Netherlands in which infertile women who were undergoing hysterosalpingography were randomly assigned to undergo this procedure with the use of oil-based or water-based contrast...
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506693/survival-prediction-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-using-radiomics-analyses-of-cone-beam-ct-images
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Janna E van Timmeren, Ralph T H Leijenaar, Wouter van Elmpt, Bart Reymen, Cary Oberije, René Monshouwer, Johan Bussink, Carsten Brink, Olfred Hansen, Philippe Lambin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In this study we investigated the interchangeability of planning CT and cone-beam CT (CBCT) extracted radiomic features. Furthermore, a previously described CT based prognostic radiomic signature for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients using CBCT based features was validated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One training dataset of 132 and two validation datasets of 62 and 94stage I-IV NSCLC patients were included. Interchangeability was assessed by performing a linear regression on CT and CBCT extracted features...
May 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467457/a-prognostic-model-for-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infection
#7
Nasheed Moqueet, Cynthia Kanagaratham, M John Gill, Mark Hull, Sharon Walmsley, Danuta Radzioch, Sahar Saeed, Robert W Platt, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis progresses rapidly in HIV-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected individuals partially due to heightened inflammation. Immune markers targeting stages of fibrogenesis could aid in prognosis of fibrosis. METHODS: A case-cohort study was nested in the prospective Canadian Co-infection Cohort (n = 1119). HCV RNA positive individuals without fibrosis, end-stage liver disease or chronic Hepatitis B at baseline (n = 679) were eligible. A random subcohort (n = 236) was selected from those eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450708/elevated-free-triiodothyronine-may-lead-to-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-chinese-urban-women-a-hospital-based-survey
#8
Han Luo, Hongliu Yang, Wanjun Zhao, Qianqian Han, Li Zeng, Huairong Tang, Jingqiang Zhu
Research on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is limited, especially in China, due to conservative culture and beliefs. There has been a dearth of FSD screening research in China since the optimal cutoff value of the Chinese version of the Female Sexual Function Index (CVFSFI) was determined in 2014. At the same time, the relationship between thyroid hormones and FSD has seldom been explored in Chinese women. Therefore, hospital-based research was conducted to elucidate FSD frequency and risk factors. Women who underwent a check-up at the Health Promotion Center were approached to participate and, if consented, were enrolled in the study...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449053/fresh-fruit-consumption-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-findings-from-the-china-kadoorie-biobank
#9
Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Ling Yang, Yu Guo, Timothy J Key, Zheng Bian, Yiping Chen, Robin G Walters, Iona Y Millwood, Junshi Chen, Junzheng Wang, Xue Zhou, Le Fang, Yijun Li, Xianzhi Li, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Zhengming Chen
Background: Higher fruit consumption is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Substantial uncertainties remain, however, about the associations of fruit consumption with all-cause mortality and mortality from subtypes of CVD and major non-vascular diseases, especially in China. Methods: In 2004-08, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank Study recruited > 0.5 million adults aged 30-79 years from 10 diverse localities in China. Fresh fruit consumption was estimated using an interviewer-administered electronic questionnaire, and mortality data were collected from death registries...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446242/activity-of-distinct-growth-factor-receptor-network-components-in-breast-tumors-uncovers-two-biologically-relevant-subtypes
#10
Mumtahena Rahman, Shelley M MacNeil, David F Jenkins, Gajendra Shrestha, Sydney R Wyatt, Jasmine A McQuerry, Stephen R Piccolo, Laura M Heiser, Joe W Gray, W Evan Johnson, Andrea H Bild
BACKGROUND: The growth factor receptor network (GFRN) plays a significant role in driving key oncogenic processes. However, assessment of global GFRN activity is challenging due to complex crosstalk among GFRN components, or pathways, and the inability to study complex signaling networks in patient tumors. Here, pathway-specific genomic signatures were used to interrogate GFRN activity in breast tumors and the consequent phenotypic impact of GRFN activity patterns. METHODS: Novel pathway signatures were generated in human primary mammary epithelial cells by overexpressing key genes from GFRN pathways (HER2, IGF1R, AKT1, EGFR, KRAS (G12V), RAF1, BAD)...
April 26, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444907/plant-reproduction-is-altered-by-simulated-herbicide-drift-to-constructed-plant-communities
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David Olszyk, Thomas Pfleeger, Tamotsu Shiroyama, Matthew Blakeley-Smith, E Henry Lee, Milton Plocher
Herbicide drift may have unintended impacts on native vegetation, adversely affecting individual species and plant communities. To determine potential ecological effects of herbicide drift, small plant community plots were constructed using nine perennial species found in different Willamette Valley Oregon grassland habitats. Studies were conducted at two Oregon State University farms in two separate years, with single and combined treatments of 0.01 to 0.2 x field application rates (f.a.r.) of 1119 g ha(-1) for glyphosate [active ingredient (a...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429951/-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-results-of-1500-surgeries
#12
J Kočárek, J Heráček, M Čermák, F Chmelík, M Matějková
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most common malignant disease in men. The number of cases of prostate cancer has increased dramatically in recent 20 years. Radical prostatectomy is a surgical method for the first-line treatment of localised prostate cancer. We performed the first robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy on December 16th, 2005, achieved the boundary of 1000 robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies in 2012, and in 2015, we successfully completed the 1500th robotic-assisted operation on the prostate...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368911/trends-in-narcotic-and-corticosteroid-prescriptions-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-the-united-states-ambulatory-care-setting-from-2003-to-2011
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Neeraj Narula, Lawrence Borges, A Hillary Steinhart, Jean-Frederic Colombel
BACKGROUND/HYPOTHESIS: Before the availability of biological therapies, corticosteroids and narcotics were frequently used in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because of a paucity of disease-modifying therapies. The increased accessibility to effective biologicals for IBD over the last decade should be leading to less use of corticosteroids and narcotic medications. This study aims to examine trends in prescriptions of corticosteroids and narcotics to patients with IBD in the United States during the period 2003 to 2011...
March 31, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356135/dna-methylation-mediates-genotype-and-smoking-interaction-in-the-development-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Weida Meng, Zaihua Zhu, Xia Jiang, Chun Lai Too, Steffen Uebe, Maja Jagodic, Ingrid Kockum, Shahnaz Murad, Luigi Ferrucci, Lars Alfredsson, Hejian Zou, Lars Klareskog, Andrew P Feinberg, Tomas J Ekström, Leonid Padyukov, Yun Liu
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors, including interactions between genetic and environmental risks, are important in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. This study was undertaken to evaluate whether DNA methylation can mediate the interaction between genotype and smoking in the development of anti-citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive RA. METHODS: We investigated the gene-smoking interactions in DNA methylation using 393 individuals from the Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA)...
March 29, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329238/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-procalcitonin-use-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
#15
David C Chu, Anuj B Mehta, Allan J Walkey
Background.: Randomized trials support use of procalcitonin (PCT)-based algorithms to decrease duration of antibiotics for critically ill patients with sepsis. However, current use of PCT and associated outcomes in real-world clinical settings is unclear. We sought to determine PCT use in critically ill patients with sepsis in the United States and to examine associations between PCT use and clinical outcomes. Methods.: This was a retrospective cohort study of approximately 20% of patients with sepsis hospitalized in US intensive care units...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322119/epidemiology-of-nasopharyngeal-lymphoma-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-analysis-of-1119-cases
#16
Albert Y Han, Edward C Kuan, Jose E Alonso, Karam W Badran, Maie A St John
Objectives To describe the incidence and determinants of survival of patients with nasopharyngeal lymphoma (NPL) between 1973 and 2012 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Study Design Retrospective cohort study using a national database. Methods The SEER registry was used to calculate survival trends for patients with NPL between 1973 and 2012. Patient data were then analyzed with respect to histopathology, age, sex, race, histologic subtype, Ann Arbor stage, and whether radiation therapy was given...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317010/statistical-downscaling-for-rainfall-forecasts-using-modified-constructed-analog-method-in-thailand
#17
Patchalai Anuchaivong, Dusadee Sukawat, Anirut Luadsong
The simulations of rainfall from historical data were created in this study by using statistical downscaling. Statistical downscaling techniques are based on a relationship between the variables that are solved by the General Circulation Models (GCMs) and the observed predictions. The Modified Constructed Analog Method (MCAM) is a technique in downscaling estimation, suitable for rainfall simulation accuracy using weather forecasting. In this research, the MCAM was used to calculate the Euclidean distance to obtain the number of analog days...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135593/maintenance-pharmacotherapy-for-recurrent-major-depressive-disorder-in-primary-care-a-5-year-follow-up-study
#18
K Riihimäki, M Vuorilehto, E Isometsä
BACKGROUND: Most practice guidelines recommend maintenance antidepressant treatment for recurrent major depressive disorder. However, the degree to which such guidance is actually followed in primary health care has remained obscure. We investigated the provision of maintenance antidepressant treatment within a representative primary care five-year cohort study. METHODS: In the Vantaa Primary Care Depression Study, a stratified random sample of 1119 adult patients was screened for depression using the Prime-MD...
March 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132416/modification-of-the-fc-region-of-a-human-anti-oncostatin-m-monoclonal-antibody-for-higher-affinity-to-fcrn-receptor-and-extension-of-half-life-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#19
Ivo P Nnane, Chao Han, Qun Jiao, Susan H Tam, Hugh M Davis, Zhenhua Xu
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of anti-oncostatin M (OSM) IgG1 monoclonal antibodies, CNTO 1119 and its Fc variant (CNTO 8212), which incorporates the LS(Xtend) mutation to extend terminal half-life (T1/2 ), after a single intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) administration in cynomolgus monkeys, and to predict human PK. In study 1, single doses of CNTO 1119 and CNTO 8212 were administered IV or SC at 3 mg/kg to cynomolgus monkeys (n = 3 per group). In study 2, single doses of CNTO 8212 were administered IV at 1, 5 or 20 mg/kg, or SC at 5 mg/kg to cynomolgus monkeys (n = 5 per group)...
January 28, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115353/in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-testing-of-candida-isolates-with-the-eucast-methodology-a-new-method-for-ecoff-determination
#20
J Meletiadis, I Curfs-Breuker, J F Meis, J W Mouton
The in vitro susceptibilities of 1,099 molecularly identified clinical Candida isolates against 8 antifungal drugs were determined using the EUCAST microdilution method. A new simple, objective, and mathematically solid method for determining epidemiological cutoff values (ECOFFs) was developed by derivatizing the MIC distribution and determining the derivatized ECOFF (dECOFF) as the highest MIC with the maximum second derivative. The dECOFFs were similar (95% agreement within 1 dilution) to the EUCAST ECOFFs...
April 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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