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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512133/quality-of-compounded-hydrocortisone-capsules-used-in-the-treatment-of-children
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Uta Neumann, Daniela Burau, Sarah Spielmann, Martin Whitaker, Richard J Ross, Charlotte Kloft, Oliver Blankenstein
Objectives: Due to the lack of paediatric licensed formulations, children are often treated with individualized pharmacy-compounded adult medication. An international web-based survey about the types of medication in children with adrenal insufficiency (AI) revealed that the majority of paediatric physicians are using pharmacy-compounded medication to treat children with AI. Observations of loss of therapy control in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia with compounded hydrocortisone capsules and regained control after prescribing a new hydrocortisone batch led to this "real world" evaluation of pharmacy-compounded paediatric hydrocortisone capsules...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503218/impact-of-value-added-services-on-patient-waiting-time-at-the-ambulatory-pharmacy-queen-elizabeth-hospital
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Benjamin C Loh, Kheng F Wah, Carolyn A Teo, Nadia M Khairuddin, Fairenna B Fairuz, Jerry E Liew
BACKGROUND: Value added services (VAS) are an innovative dispensing system created to provide an alternative means of collecting partial drug supply from our hospital. This in turn was projected to reduce the necessity for patient to visit pharmacy counter and thus reduce the burden of prescription handling. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of increased VAS uptake following promotional campaign towards patient waiting time and to explore factors that may affect patient waiting time at the Ambulatory Pharmacy, Queen Elizabeth Hospital...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500509/observations-of-termitarium-geophagy-by-rylands-bald-faced-saki-monkeys-pithecia-rylandsi-in-madre-de-dios-peru
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Dara B Adams, Jennifer A Rehg, Mrinalini Watsa
Geophagy, or soil consumption, has been documented in diverse animal taxa, including many primates. Physiological functions such as mineral supplementation, detoxification of secondary compounds, and antacid properties are possible causes for this behavior. We report on observations of geophagy at arboreal termitaria by free-ranging Pithecia rylandsi at La Estación Biológica Los Amigos (EBLA) in Perú between 2008 and 2015. Characteristics of geophagy events, including saki monkey behavior at the termitaria, were recorded and geochemical analyses were conducted on consumed termitaria, nearby topsoils, and unvisited termitaria...
May 12, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429951/-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-results-of-1500-surgeries
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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/28424930/comparison-of-laparoscopic-hernia-repair-and-open-herniotomy-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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L L Zhu, W J Xu, J B Liu, X Huang, Z B Lv
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic hernia repair in infancy and childhood is still debatable. The objective of this study is to compare laparoscopic-assisted hernia repair (LH) versus open herniotomy (OH) as regards operative time, postoperative complications, recurrence rate, and contralateral metachronous hernia rate. METHODS: We analyzed all the patients with inguinal hernia who underwent surgery in our hospital from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. There were 1125 patients, of which 202 patients received laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (group A) and 923 patients received open herniotomy (group B)...
April 19, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419485/maternal-and-child-characteristics-associated-with-mother-child-interaction-in-one-year-olds
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J Carolyn Graff, Andrew J Bush, Frederick B Palmer, Laura E Murphy, Toni M Whitaker, Frances A Tylavsky
Mothers' interactions with their young children have predicted later child development, behavior, and health, but evidence has been developed mainly in at-risk clinical samples. An economically and racially diverse sample of pregnant women who were not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy were recruited to participate in a community-based, longitudinal study of factors associated with child cognitive and social-emotional development during the first 3 years. The purpose of the present analysis was to identify associations between the characteristics of 1125 mothers and their 1-year-olds and the mothers' and children's scores on the Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale (NCATS)...
April 18, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411115/sponging-off-nature-for-new-drug-leads
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REVIEW
Raymond J Andersen
Marine sponges have consistently been the richest source of new marine natural products with unprecedented chemical scaffolds and potent biological activities that have been reported in the chemical literature since the early 1970s. During the last 40years, chemists in the Andersen laboratory at UBC, in collaboration with biologists, have discovered many novel bioactive sponge natural products. Four experimental drug candidates for treatment of inflammation and cancer, that were inspired by members of this sponge natural product collection, have progressed to phase I/II/III clinical trials...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393532/sex-bias-in-diagnostic-delay-in-bronchiectasis-an-analysis-of-the-spanish-historical-registry-of-bronchiectasis
#8
Rosa Ma Girón, Javier de Gracia Roldán, Casilda Olveira, Montserrat Vendrell, Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, David de la Rosa, Luis Máiz, Julio Ancochea, Liliana Vázquez, Luis Borderías, Eva Polverino, Eva Martínez-Moragón, Olga Rajas, Joan B Soriano
Diagnostic delay is common in most respiratory diseases, particularly in bronchiectasis. However, sex bias in diagnostic delay has not been studied to date. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of diagnostic delay in bronchiectasis by sex. METHODS: The Spanish Historical Registry of Bronchiectasis recruited adults diagnosed with bronchiectasis from 2002 to 2011 in 36 centres in Spain. From a total of 2113 patients registered we studied 2099, of whom 1125 (53.6%) were women. RESULTS: No differences were found for sex or age (61...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383510/refractive-index-sensor-based-on-fano-resonances-in-metal-insulator-metal-waveguides-coupled-with-resonators
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Yue Tang, Zhidong Zhang, Ruibing Wang, Zhenyin Hai, Chenyang Xue, Wendong Zhang, Shubin Yan
A surface plasmon polariton refractive index sensor based on Fano resonances in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguides coupled with rectangular and ring resonators is proposed and numerically investigated using a finite element method. Fano resonances are observed in the transmission spectra, which result from the coupling between the narrow-band spectral response in the ring resonator and the broadband spectral response in the rectangular resonator. Results are analyzed using coupled-mode theory based on transmission line theory...
April 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377539/trends-in-overweight-or-obesity-and-other-anthropometric-indices-in-adults-aged-18-60-years-in-western-saudi-arabia
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Firas Sultan Azzeh, Hassan Mazzhar Bukhari, Eslam Ahmed Header, Mai Adil Ghabashi, Salma Saad Al-Mashi, Nafeesah Mohammed Noorwali
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased considerably in Saudi Arabia in the past two decades. We conducted this study because to examine trends in weight gain with age and related anthropometric measurements in Saudi Arabia such data are limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine trends in overweight and obesity and examine anthropometric indices by age group. DESIGN: Analytical cross-sectional study. SETTING: Universities, malls, and hospitals in the cities of Mecca, Jeddah, and Al-Taif...
March 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366355/electrographic-seizures-during-the-early-postnatal-period-in-preterm-infants
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Rhodri O Lloyd, John M O'Toole, Elena Pavlidis, Peter M Filan, Geraldine B Boylan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and characteristics of electrographic seizures in preterm infants in the early postnatal period. STUDY DESIGN: Infants <32 weeks gestational age (GA) (n = 120) were enrolled for continuous multichannel electroencephalography (EEG) recording initiated as soon as possible after birth and continued for approximately up to 72 hours of age. Electrographic seizures were identified visually, annotated, and analyzed. Quantitative descriptors of the temporal evolution of seizures, including total seizure burden, seizure duration, and maximum seizure burden, were calculated...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338987/gamma-glutamyltransferase-levels-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Jana Nano, Taulant Muka, Symen Ligthart, Albert Hofman, Sarwa Darwish Murad, Harry LA Janssen, Oscar H Franco, Abbas Dehghan
Background: High levels of serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) are associated with increased risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in observational studies. It is unclear whether this relationship is causal, arises from residual confounding or is a consequence of reverse causation. Methods: We used data from a prospective population-based cohort study, compromising 8611 individuals without diabetes at baseline. Cox proportional hazard models were used to study the association between serum GGT levels and incident prediabetes and diabetes...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333935/dengue-seroprevalence-seroconversion-and-risk-factors-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Parnali Dhar-Chowdhury, Kishor Kumar Paul, C Emdad Haque, Shakhawat Hossain, L Robbin Lindsay, Antonia Dibernardo, W Abdullah Brooks, Michael A Drebot
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus (DENV) activity has been reported in Dhaka, Bangladesh since the early 1960s with the greatest burden of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever cases observed in 2000. Since this time, the intensity of dengue activity has varied from year to year, and its determining factors remained relatively unknown. In light of such gaps in knowledge, the main objectives of this study were to determine the magnitude of seroprevalence and seroconversion among the surveyed population, and establish the individual/household level risk factors for the presence of DENV antibodies among all age groups of target populations in the city of Dhaka...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328253/a-comprehensive-index-for-predicting-risk-of-anemia-from-patients-diagnoses
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Matthew G Tuck, Farrokh Alemi, John F Shortle, Sanj Avramovic, Charles Hesdorffer
This article demonstrates how time-dependent, interacting, and repeating risk factors can be used to create more accurate predictive medicine. In particular, we show how emergence of anemia can be predicted from medical history within electronic health records. We used the Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure database to examine a retrospective cohort of 9,738,838 veterans over an 11-year period. Using International Clinical Diagnoses Version 9 codes organized into 25 major diagnostic categories, we measured progression of disease by examining changes in risk over time, interactions in risk of combination of diseases, and elevated risk associated with repeated hospitalization for the same diagnostic category...
March 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302168/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-performance-of-microscopic-examination-with-nested-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-optimum-malaria-diagnosis-in-upper-myanmar
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Jung-Mi Kang, Pyo-Yun Cho, Mya Moe, Jinyoung Lee, Hojong Jun, Hyeong-Woo Lee, Seong Kyu Ahn, Tae Im Kim, Jhang Ho Pak, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim, Byoung-Kuk Na
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium infection is crucial for prompt malaria treatment and surveillance. Microscopic examination has been widely applied as the gold standard for malaria diagnosis in most part of malaria endemic areas, but its diagnostic value has been questioned, particularly in submicroscopic malaria. In this study, the diagnostic performance of microscopic examination and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was evaluated to establish optimal malaria diagnosis method in Myanmar...
March 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299548/association-study-of-hnf1a-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#16
Yue Lv, Changfa Sun, Ye Tian, Shigang Zhao, Yuehong Bian, Lei Cheng, Mei Sun, Hong-Bin Liu, Han Zhao, Jinlong Ma
PURPOSE: This study aims to ascertain whether an association exists between hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 alpha (HNF1A) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: One thousand one hundred thirty-eight PCOS and 1125 healthy control Han Chinese women were recruited from Reproductive Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University. Serum hormone, blood lipid level, and genomic DNA were obtained from the peripheral blood for this research. Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)-rs2393791 and rs7305618-located in HNF1A were genotyped using the Sequenom MassARRAY system...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293867/binding-specificity-of-r-10g-and-tra-1-60-81-and-substrate-specificity-of-keratanase-ii-studied-with-chemically-synthesized-oligosaccharides
#17
Hiromi Nakao, Yuko Nagai, Aya Kojima, Hidenao Toyoda, Nobuko Kawasaki, Toshisuke Kawasaki
Recently, we established a mouse monoclonal antibody specific to hiPS/ hES cells, R-10G, which recognizes a type of keratan sulfate. Keratan sulfates (KS) comprise a family of glycosaminoglycans consisting of the repeating unit of [Gal-GlcNAc(6S)]. However, there is a diversity in the degree of sulfation at Gal and GlcNAc residues, and also in the mode of linkage, Galβ1 - 3GlcNAc (type 1) or Galβ1 - 4GlcNAc (type 2). To gain more insight into the binding specificity of R-10G, we carried out an ELISA test on avidin-coated plates using polyethylene glycol (PEG)3-biotinylated derivatives of a series of N-acetyllactosamine tetrasaccharides (keratan sulfates (KSs))...
March 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274720/functional-analysis-of-a-novel-repressor-luxr-in-comamonas-testosteroni
#18
Ye Ji, Tianyuan Pan, Yang Zhang, Guangming Xiong, Yuanhua Yu
Comamonas testosteroni (C. testosteroni) ATCC11996 is a gram negative bacterium which can use steroid as a carbon and energy source. 3,17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3,17β-HSD) is a key enzyme for the degradation of steroid hormones in C. testosteroni. The LuxR regulation family is a group of regulatory proteins which play important role in gram negative bacterium. The luxr gene is located on 58 kb upstream of 3,17β-HSD gene with the opposite transcription orientation in the chromosomal DNA of C. testosteroni...
March 6, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267631/transcriptome-analysis-of-ruditapes-philippinarum-hepatopancreas-provides-insights-into-immune-signaling-pathways-under-vibrio-anguillarum-infection
#19
Yipeng Ren, Junli Xue, Huanhuan Yang, Baoping Pan, Wenjun Bu
The Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, is one of the most economically important aquatic clams that are harvested on a large scale by the mariculture industry in China. However, increasing reports of bacterial pathogenic diseases have had a negative effect on the aquaculture industry of R. philippinarum. In the present study, the two transcriptome libraries of untreated (termed H) and challenged Vibrio anguillarum (termed HV) hepatopancreas were constructed and sequenced from Manila clam using an Illumina-based paired-end sequencing platform...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261808/antibodies-to-biotinylated-red-blood-cells-in-adults-and-infants-improved-detection-partial-characterization-and-dependence-on-red-blood-cell-biotin-dose
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Robert L Schmidt, Donald M Mock, Robert S Franco, Robert M Cohen, Anne K North, José A Cancelas, Christof Geisen, Ronald G Strauss, Alexander P Vlaar, Demet Nalbant, John A Widness
BACKGROUND: Biotin-labeled red blood cells (BioRBCs) are used for in vivo kinetic studies. Because BioRBC dosing occasionally induces antibodies, a sensitive and specific anti-BioRBC detection assay is needed. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Aims were to 1) develop a gel card assay to evaluate existing, naturally occurring and BioRBC-induced plasma antibodies, 2) compare gel card and tube agglutination detection results, and 3) test for a relationship of antibody induction and BioRBC dose...
March 5, 2017: Transfusion
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