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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684405/moderate-perinatal-thyroid-hormone-insufficiency-alters-visual-system-function-in-adult-rats
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William K Boyes, Laura Degn, Barbara Jane George, Mary E Gilbert
Thyroid hormone (TH) is critical for many aspects of neurodevelopment and can be disrupted by a variety of environmental contaminants. Sensory systems, including audition and vision are vulnerable to TH insufficiencies, but little data are available on visual system development at less than severe levels of TH deprivation. The goal of the current experiments was to explore dose-response relations between graded levels of TH insufficiency during development and the visual function of adult offspring. Pregnant Long Evans rats received 0 or 3 ppm (Experiment 1), or 0, 1, 2, or 3 ppm (Experiment 2) of propylthiouracil (PTU), an inhibitor of thyroid hormone synthesis, in drinking water from gestation day (GD) 6 to postnatal day (PN) 21...
April 20, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684148/antiviral-activity-of-oral-jnj-53718678-in-healthy-adult-volunteers-challenged-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-a-placebo-controlled-study
#2
Marita Stevens, Sarah Rusch, John DeVincenzo, Young-In Kim, Lisa Harrison, Elizabeth A Meals, Alison Boyers, Juin Fok-Seang, Dymphy Huntjens, Nacer Lounis, Kris Mari N, Bart Remmerie, Dirk Roymans, Anil Koul, René Verloes
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease has no effective treatment. JNJ-53718678 is a fusion inhibitor with selective activity against RSV. Methods: After confirmation of RSV infection or 5 days post inoculation with RSV, participants (n=69) were randomized to JNJ-53718678 75 mg (n=15), 200 mg (n=17), 500 mg (n=18), or placebo (n=17), orally once-daily for 7 days. Antiviral effects were evaluated by assessing RSV RNA viral load (VL) area-under-the-curve (AUC) from baseline (prior to the first dose) until discharge, time-to-peak VL, duration of viral shedding, clinical symptoms, and quantity of nasal secretions...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682402/correlation-of-plasma-concentration-and-adverse-effects-of-bosutinib-standard-dose-or-dose-escalation-regimens-of-bosutinib-treatment-for-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Akiko Mita, Maiko Abumiya, Masatomo Miura, Takenori Niioka, Saori Takahashi, Tomoko Yoshioka, Yoshihiro Kameoka, Naoto Takahashi
Purpose: To investigate the exposure-toxicity relationship of bosutinib and to identify the target trough plasma concentration (C0 ). Methods: The toxicity and C0 of bosutinib in Japanese chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients were monitored every 2 weeks for the first 3 months of treatment, and subsequently once a month during the 6 months after beginning 500 mg/day of standard dose (SD group, n = 10) or beginning 100 mg/day and increased by 100 mg every 2 weeks of dose escalation (DE group, n = 15)...
2018: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681721/progesterone-hypersensitivity-a-challenge-for-luteal-support
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Astha Gupta, Deepak Goenka, Mohan L Goenka
Progesterone hypersensitivity is a rare phenomenon which can occur after both endogenous and exogenous exposures. We present a case of hypersensitivity to various forms and routes of exogenous progesterone. A 27-year-old female presented with primary infertility. Investigations revealed Grade 1 endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Three cycles of intrauterine insemination were attempted which were unsuccessful and in vitro fertilization was proceeded. Six blastocysts of Grade A were formed and cryopreserved...
January 2018: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679670/mindfulness-based-relapse-prevention-combined-with-virtual-reality-cue-exposure-for-methamphetamine-addiction-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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XiJing Chen, Dongmei Wang, Lidan Zhou, Markus Winkler, Paul Pauli, Nan Sui, Yonghui Li
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) is a method that combines cognitive behavioral relapse prevention with mindfulness practice. Research shows that MBRP can effectively reduce negative emotions and craving in people with substance use disorders (SUDs). An important part of MBRP is to practice mindfulness meditation to cope with high-risk situations for relapse, such as stimuli and situations associated with drug taking. Virtual reality cue exposure (VRCE) may be a complementary approach to MBRP as it allows for controlled and graded presentations of various high-risk situations with distal and proximal drug cues...
April 18, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677361/alterations-of-murine-subbasal-corneal-nerves-after-environmental-dry-eye-stress
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Cem Simsek, Takashi Kojima, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota
Purpose: To investigate the morphologic changes in the corneal subbasal nerve (CSN) plexus in wild-type mice after exposure to environmental dry eye stress (EDES) using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). Methods: We examined 22 eyes of 8-week-old wild-type male mice (Balb/c, n = 11). The mice were exposed to an air fan inside a small compartment 5 hours/day for 3 days (EDES). Aqueous tear secretion and corneal epithelial damage were assessed. The CSNs were investigated by laser-scanning IVCM...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677170/development-of-the-who-environmental-noise-guidelines-for-the-european-region-an-introduction
#7
Dorota Jarosińska, Marie-Ève Héroux, Poonum Wilkhu, James Creswick, Jos Verbeek, Jördis Wothge, Elizabet Paunović
Following the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health adopted at the Fifth Ministerial Conference (2010), the Ministers and representatives of Member States in the WHO European Region requested the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop updated guidelines on environmental noise, and called upon all stakeholders to reduce children's exposure to noise, including that from personal electronic devices. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region will provide evidence-based policy guidance to Member States on protecting human health from noise originating from transportation (road traffic, railway and aircraft), wind turbine noise, and leisure noise in settings where people spend the majority of their time...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676439/oral-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-for-egg-allergy
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REVIEW
Olga Romantsik, Maria Angela Tosca, Simona Zappettini, Maria Grazia Calevo
BACKGROUND: Clinical egg allergy is a common food allergy. Current management relies upon strict allergen avoidance. Oral immunotherapy might be an optional treatment, through desensitization to egg allergen. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of oral and sublingual immunotherapy in children and adults with immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated egg allergy as compared to a placebo treatment or an avoidance strategy. SEARCH METHODS: We searched 13 databases for journal articles, conference proceedings, theses and trials registers using a combination of subject headings and text words (last search 31 March 2017)...
April 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673395/shorter-treatment-for-minimal-tuberculosis-tb-in-children-shine-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Chishala Chabala, Anna Turkova, Margaret J Thomason, Eric Wobudeya, Syed Hissar, Vidya Mave, Marieke van der Zalm, Megan Palmer, Monica Kapasa, Perumal K Bhavani, Sarath Balaji, Priyanka A Raichur, Anne-Marie Demers, Graeme Hoddinott, Ellen Owen-Powell, Aarti Kinikar, Philippa Musoke, Veronica Mulenga, Rob Aarnoutse, Helen McIlleron, Anneke Hesseling, Angela M Crook, Mark Cotton, Diana M Gibb
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) in children is frequently paucibacillary and non-severe forms of pulmonary TB are common. Evidence for tuberculosis treatment in children is largely extrapolated from adult studies. Trials in adults with smear-negative tuberculosis suggest that treatment can be effectively shortened from 6 to 4 months. New paediatric, fixed-dose combination anti-tuberculosis treatments have recently been introduced in many countries, making the implementation of World Health Organisation (WHO)-revised dosing recommendations feasible...
April 19, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672208/evisceration-with-autogenous-scleral-graft-and-bioceramic-implantation-within-the-modified-scleral-shell-133-cases-over-17-years
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Jeremy Nadal, Vincent Daien, Jérôme Jacques, Didier Hoa, Frederic Mura, Max Villain
INTRODUCTION: To present long-term follow-up data on evisceration performed with autogenous scleral grafting and ceramic implantation in a modified scleral shell. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of all consecutive eviscerations performed in the Department of Ophthalmology, Montpellier University Hospital, France, between February 1998 and October 2015. For all patients, the technique used was a conventional anterior evisceration after total keratectomy, disinsertion of the medial rectus muscle, sectioning of the optic nerve and excision of sclera centered on the papilla...
April 19, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667134/two-phase-i-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-studies-of-dfp-10917-a-novel-nucleoside-analog-with-14-day-and-7-day-continuous-infusion-schedules
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Kamalesh Sankhala, Chris H Takimoto, Alain C Mita, Henry Xiong, Jordi Rodón, Amir Mehrvarz Sarshekeh, K Burns, Kenzo Iizuka, Scott Kopetz
Purpose DFP-10917 is a novel deoxycytidine analog with a unique mechanism of action. Brief exposure to high concentrations of DFP-10917 inhibits DNA polymerase resulting in S-phase arrest, while prolonged exposure to DFP-10917 at low concentration causes DNA fragmentation, G2/M-phase arrest, and apoptosis. DFP-10917 demonstrated activity in tumor xenografts resistant to other deoxycytidine analogs. Experimental design Two phase I studies assessed the safety, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and preliminary efficacy of DFP-10917...
April 18, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667066/population-exposure-response-analysis-of-cabozantinib-efficacy-and-safety-endpoints-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Steven Lacy, Jace Nielsen, Bei Yang, Dale Miles, Linh Nguyen, Matt Hutmacher
BACKGROUND: In the phase III METEOR trial, tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), and overall survival compared to everolimus in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who had received prior VEGFR inhibitor therapy. In METEOR, RCC patients started at a daily 60-mg cabozantinib tablet (Cabometyx™) dose but could reduce to 40- or 20-mg to achieve a tolerated exposure. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Exposure-response (ER) models were developed to characterize the relationship between cabozantinib at clinically relevant exposures in RCC patients enrolled in METEOR and efficacy (PFS and tumor response) and safety endpoints...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664853/effects-of-a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-a-microsphere-formulation-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-on-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-multinational-study
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Philip G Conaghan, David J Hunter, Stanley B Cohen, Virginia B Kraus, Francis Berenbaum, Jay R Lieberman, Deryk G Jones, Andrew I Spitzer, David S Jevsevar, Nathaniel P Katz, Diane J Burgess, Joelle Lufkin, James R Johnson, Neil Bodick
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular corticosteroids relieve osteoarthritis pain, but rapid systemic absorption limits efficacy. FX006, a novel, microsphere-based, extended-release triamcinolone acetonide (TA) formulation, prolongs TA joint residence and reduces systemic exposure compared with standard TA crystalline suspension (TAcs). We assessed symptomatic benefits and safety of FX006 compared with saline-solution placebo and TAcs. METHODS: In this Phase-3, multicenter, double-blinded, 24-week study, adults ≥40 years of age with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2 or 3) and average-daily-pain (ADP)-intensity scores of ≥5 and ≤9 (0 to 10 numeric rating scale) were centrally randomized (1:1:1) to a single intra-articular injection of FX006 (32 mg), saline-solution placebo, or TAcs (40 mg)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660051/resection-of-right-frontal-arteriovenous-malformation-3-dimensional-operative-video
#14
William T Couldwell
The video demonstrates resection of a Grade II Spetzler-Martin unruptured, medium-sized arteriovenous malformation (AVM). A young woman presented with headaches and seizures. The right frontal lesion measured 4.5 cm in largest dimension and had superficial venous drainage. Partial Onyx embolization, primarily of the anterior cerebral feeding arteries, was performed. Bone removal for exposure allowed identification of indentation from the large superficial draining vein. The video demonstrates careful microsurgical dissection on the AVM/brain interface, with selective interruption of feeding arteries circumferentially...
April 11, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652545/strategies-for-optimal-cardiovascular-aging
#15
Douglas R Seals, Vienna E Brunt, Matthew J Rossman
This review summarizes the opening keynote presentation overview of the American Physiological Society conference on Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends held in Westminster, CO, in August 2017. Age is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Without effective intervention, increased numbers of older adults in the future will translate to greater prevalence of CVD and related disorders. Advancing age increases the risk of CVD partly via direct effects on the heart and through increases in blood pressure; however, much of the risk is mediated by arterial dysfunction, including large elastic artery stiffening and both macro- and micro-vascular endothelial dysfunction...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629790/the-association-between-adverse-childhood-experience-ace-and-school-success-in-elementary-school-children
#16
Christopher Blodgett, Jane D Lanigan
We explored the feasibility of using school personnel as reporters to examine the relationship between the level of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) exposure in a nonclinical sample of public elementary schoolchildren and academic risk. We selected a random sample of 2,101 children from kindergarten through 6th grade classroom rosters at 10 elementary schools. Students were 50% male, 78% White, and 55% free and reduced meal program participants. School personnel reported their factual knowledge of 10 ACEs and academic risk in a database controlled by the schools...
March 2018: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629785/evaluating-referral-screening-and-assessment-procedures-for-middle-school-trauma-grief-focused-treatment-groups
#17
Stevie N Grassetti, Ariel A Williamson, Joanna Herres, Roger Kobak, Christopher M Layne, Julie B Kaplow, Robert S Pynoos
There is a need to delineate best practices for referring, assessing, and retaining students suspected of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and maladaptive grief (MG) in school-based treatment. Evidence-based risk-screening procedures should accurately include students who are appropriate for group treatment and exclude students who do not require treatment or who are better served by other forms of intervention and support. We described and evaluated the sequence of steps used to screen 7th- and 8th-grade students (N = 89) referred by school staff as candidates for an open trial of group-based Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA; Saltzman et al...
March 2018: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629508/contextual-risk-profiles-and-trajectories-of-adolescent-dating-violence-perpetration
#18
H Luz McNaughton Reyes, Vangie A Foshee, Nathan Markiewitz, May S Chen, Susan T Ennett
Social ecological and developmental system perspectives suggest that interactions among factors within and across multiple contexts (e.g., neighborhood, peer, family) must be considered in explaining dating violence perpetration. Yet, to date, most extant research on dating violence has focused on individual, rather than contextual predictors, and used variable-centered approaches that fail to capture the configurations of factors that may jointly explain involvement in dating violence. The current study used a person-centered approach, latent profile analysis, to identify key configurations (or profiles) of contextual risk and protective factors for dating violence perpetration across the neighborhood, school, friend and family contexts...
April 9, 2018: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626691/spinal-concussion-in-adults-transient-neuropraxia-of-spinal-cord-exposed-to-vertical-forces
#19
Ziya Asan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to discuss along with literature knowledge the post-traumatic clinical progression of cases with symptoms of transient spinal cord impact and cases of spinal concussion following the exposure of the vertebral column to vertical forces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 cases were diagnosed with spinal concussion. All of the cases were cases of fall from height where it was determined that the vertebral column had been exposed to the effects of vertical forces and the spinal cord had been affected under the effect of vertical forces...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626050/impact-of-multimorbidity-count-on-all-cause-mortality-and-glycaemic-outcomes-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-protocol
#20
Jason I Chiang, John Furler, Frances S Mair, Bhautesh Jani, Barbara I Nicholl, Alicia Jenkins, Patrick Condron, David O'Neal, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a leading health priority worldwide. Multimorbidity (MM) is a term describing the co-occurrence of two or more chronic diseases or conditions. The majority of people living with T2D have MM. The relationship between MM and mortality and glycaemia in people with T2D is not clear. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Medline, Embase, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Complete, The Cochrane Library, and SCOPUS will be searched with a prespecified search strategy...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Open
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