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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921442/nebulized-antibiotics-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-roadmap-and-challenges
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G Poulakou, G Siakallis, S Tsiodras, A Arfaras Melainis, G Dimopoulos
Nebulized antibiotics use has become common practice in the therapeutics of pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients. There is an increasing interest in their use for respiratory infections in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients in order to a) overcome pharmacokinetic issues in the lung compartment with traditional systemic antibiotic use and b) prevent the emergence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. Areas covered: The beneficial effects of antibiotic nebulization in MV patients e.g. increasing efficacy, reduced toxicity and prevention of resistance are described...
December 6, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921430/-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Andrea Plíhalová, Kateřina Westlake, Jan Polák
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) is a disease very frequently occurring in people with type 2 diabetes, that significantly increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In a number of studies, OSA has been identified as an independent risk factor for the development of insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Disorders of glucose homeostasis in patients with OSA are probably mediated by chronic intermittent hypoxia and/or sleep fragmentation through activation of the sympathetic nervous system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis, pro-inflammatory paths or oxidative stress...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921428/-promising-molecules-for-treatment-of-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#3
Milan Kvapil
New antidiabetic drugs are being developed today that expand the range of pharmacological intervention, in particular for patients with type 2 diabetes (imeglimin, semaglutide, dulaglutide, FGF 21 analogue). At the same time innovations take place that "better" the well-proven molecules, they offer new application forms we have no experience of diabetology (osmotic pump for exenatide, faster acting insulin aspart). New properties are brought by just the change of concentration (insulin glargine in a concentration of 300 U/ml), unexpected positive results are also brought by new fixed-ratio combinations of antidiabetics (fixed-ratio combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide, fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine and lixisenatide)...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921324/statins-and-mortality-the-untold-story
#4
Michael S Kostapanos, Moses S Elisaf
Statins are first-line evidence-based drugs for the management of dyslipidaemias and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. However, statin clinical trials have shown marginally significant benefits on mortality, especially in the primary prevention setting. A major limitation of those trials is their relatively short follow-up. A reduced number of fatal events within a 5-year follow-up make mortality benefits unlikely to arise. This is particularly relevant for the primary prevention trials, whereby the risk of cardiovascular death is low...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921299/one-dose-per-day-compared-to-multiple-doses-per-day-of-gentamicin-for-treatment-of-suspected-or-proven-sepsis-in-neonates
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Shripada C Rao, Ravisha Srinivasjois, Kwi Moon
BACKGROUND: Animal studies and trials in older children and adults suggest that a 'one dose per day' regimen of gentamicin is superior to a 'multiple doses per day' regimen. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of one dose per day compared to multiple doses per day of gentamicin in suspected or proven sepsis in neonates. SEARCH METHODS: Eligible studies were identified by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 3) in the Cochrane Library (searched 8 April 2016), MEDLINE (1966 to 8 April 2016), Embase (1980 to 8 April 2016), and CINAHL (December 1982 to 8 April 2016)...
December 6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921166/outcome-in-unresectable-glioblastoma-mgmt-promoter-methylation-makes-the-difference
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Niklas Thon, Jun Thorsteinsdottir, Sabina Eigenbrod, Ulrich Schüller, Jürgen Lutz, Simone Kreth, Claus Belka, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Maximilian Niyazi, Friedrich Wilhelm Kreth
In 2011, we reported a predominant prognostic/predictive role of MGMT promoter methylation status on progression-free survival (PFS) in unresectable glioblastoma patients undergoing upfront radiotherapy plus concomitant and maintenance temozolomide (RTX/TMZ → TMZ). We, here, present the final results of this prospective study focussing on the prognostic/predictive value of MGMT promoter methylation status for death risk stratification. Overall, 56 adult patients with unresectable, biopsy proven glioblastoma were prospectively assigned to upfront RTX/TMZ → TMZ treatment between March 2006 and August 2008...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921120/the-potential-of-probabilistic-graphical-models-in-linkage-map-construction
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Huange Wang, Fred A van Eeuwijk, Johannes Jansen
Probabilistic graphical models show great potential for robust and reliable construction of linkage maps. We show how to use probabilistic graphical models to construct high-quality linkage maps in the face of data perturbations caused by genotyping errors and reciprocal translocations. It has been shown that linkage map construction can be hampered by the presence of genotyping errors and chromosomal rearrangements such as inversions and translocations. Here, we report a novel method for linkage map construction using probabilistic graphical models...
December 5, 2016: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921093/evaluation-of-a-novel-semi-automated-ultrasound-system-for-the-detection-of-synovitis-a-prospective-study-involving-45-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M Witt, J Frielinghausen, R Mueller, F Mueller, F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, D-A Clevert
Background: Arthrosonography has proven to be more sensitive and reliable for the detection of synovitis than clinical examination, but a comprehensive examination of small joints is time-consuming. The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) has been developed to allow automatic and reproducible series of consecutive B-mode pictures of the female breast. Objectives: To analyze the comparability of ABVS and conventional manual ultrasonography (mUS) for the detection of synovitis in hands and feet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
November 2016: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920954/drosophila-chem-mutations-disrupt-epithelial-polarity-in-drosophila-embryos
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José M Zamudio-Arroyo, Juan R Riesgo-Escovar
Drosophila embryogenesis has proven to be an extremely powerful system for developmental gene discovery and characterization. We isolated five new EMS-induced alleles that do not complement the l(3R)5G83 lethal line isolated in the Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus screens. We have named this locus chem. Lethality of the new alleles as homozygous zygotic mutants is not completely penetrant, and they have an extended phenocritical period. Like the original allele, a fraction of mutant embryos die with cuticular defects, notably head involution and dorsal closure defects...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920943/a-pilot-dental-survey-on-maui
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Olivia Jenkins, Sara Routley, Tina Pedro-Gomes, Lorrin Pang
Routine dental screening surveys of third graders have proven to be a useful tool to monitor the dental health of a community, especially those of highest risk. In 2010 the PEW Charitable Trust (PEW) conducted state-by-state oral hygiene assessments, giving Hawai'i a poor grade, with routine dental surveys of children one of several criteria not met. The Maui Oral Health Task Force piloted its own survey for the island of Maui to assess the challenges in implementing a dental screening and to gain an understanding as to how obstacles might be addressed...
November 2016: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920776/immunodetection-of-nets-in-paraffin-embedded-tissue
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Volker Brinkmann, Ulrike Abu Abed, Christian Goosmann, Arturo Zychlinsky
The pathogenic potential of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) was recently described, and their detection in tissue could serve as a prognostic marker. NETs are delicate and filigree structures; hence good tissue preservation is essential for their detection. Indeed, analysis of paraffin-embedded tissue has proven superior to the study of cryo sections. Though, under favorable conditions, the presence of NETs can be detected in tissue sections stained with histological dyes, definitive identification of NETs needs the colocalization of immunofluorescent signals for both nuclear and granular (or cytoplasmic) NET components...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920731/do-you-read-how-i-read-systematic-individual-differences-in-semantic-reliance-amongst-normal-readers
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Anna M Woollams, Matthew A Lambon Ralph, Gaston Madrid, Karalyn E Patterson
The extent to which meaning is involved in reading aloud has proven an area of longstanding debate, and current computational models differ on this dimension. The connectionist triangle model proposes that normal individuals rely on semantic information for correct reading of words with atypical spelling-sound relationships, but to varying degrees. This proposed individual difference would account for the varying stage of decline at which patients with semantic dementia first show the reading impairment known as surface dyslexia...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920631/invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast-appearance-on-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Ahuva Grubstein, Yael Rapson, Sara Morgenstern, Itai Gadiel, Amit Haboosheh, Rinat Yerushalmi, Maya Cohen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to characterize the signs of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group included 23 women with pathologically proven invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast for whom both digital mammography (DM) and DBT images were available. The images were read jointly by 2 experienced breast radiologists. Findings were recorded according to the descriptors in the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System lexicon and correlated with the detailed pathology results...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920571/commercial-test-kits-for-detection-of-lyme-borreliosis-a-meta-analysis-of-test-accuracy
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Michael J Cook, Basant K Puri
The clinical diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis can be supported by various test methodologies; test kits are available from many manufacturers. Literature searches were carried out to identify studies that reported characteristics of the test kits. Of 50 searched studies, 18 were included where the tests were commercially available and samples were proven to be positive using serology testing, evidence of an erythema migrans rash, and/or culture. Additional requirements were a test specificity of ≥85% and publication in the last 20 years...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920539/comparison-of-self-stigma-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-depressive-disorders-and-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
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Michaela Holubova, Jan Prasko, Stanislav Matousek, Klara Latalova, Marketa Marackova, Kristyna Vrbova, Aleš Grambal, Milos Slepecky, Marta Zatkova
BACKGROUND: The views of one's self-stigma and quality of life (QoL) in patients with schizophrenia and depressive disorders are significant subjective notions, both being proven to affect patient's functioning in life. The objective of this study was to investigate the QoL and self-stigma in connection with demographic factors and compare the two groups of patients in terms of those variables. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and depressive disorders completed the Quality of Life Satisfaction and Enjoyment Questionnaire, the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, and a demographic questionnaire during a routine psychiatric control...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920518/significant-lung-volume-reduction-with-endobronchial-valves-in-a-patient-despite-the-presence-of-microcollaterals-masked-by-low-flow-chartis-phenotype
#16
Yan Yin, Gang Hou, Felix J Herth, Xiao-Bo Wang, Qiu-Yue Wang, Jian Kang
Satisfactory functional outcomes following bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) using endobronchial valves (EBVs) depend on the absence of collateral ventilation (CV) between the target and adjunct lobes. The Chartis system has proven to be useful for determining whether CV is present or absent, but this system can also erroneously indicate the absence of CV, which can lead to BLVR failure. Here, we describe low-flow Chartis phenotype in the target lobe resulted in difficult judgment of existence of CV...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920000/impact-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-hpv-negative-oropharyngeal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Francesca DE Felice, Gessica Abate, Alessandro Galdieri, Nadia Bulzonetti, Daniela Musio, Vincenzo Tombolini
AIM: To estimate the clinical outcomes of induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by standard chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and CRT alone in patients with locally advanced human papilloma virus (HPV)-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with histologically-proven HPV-negative squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx were included and treated with IC-CRT or CRT alone. In order to compare treatment outcomes and toxicity between groups, patients were matched by primary tumor site and clinical disease stage...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919737/histone-deacetylases-3-deletion-restrains-pm2-5-induced-mice-lung-injury-by-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-3-signaling-pathways
#18
Li-Zhi Gu, Hong Sun, Jian-Hui Chen
Acute lung injury (ALI) as a serious disease with high mortality has been emphasized as a threat to human health and life. Accumulating studies demonstrated that PM2.5 plays a significant role in metabolic and lung diseases. Histone deacetylases 3 (HDAC3) is an important regulator in control of gene transcription, required in up-regulation of inflammation-related signaling, and has been known as a key hotpot in treating a lot of chronic inflammatory diseases. TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway has been proven to be of significance in fibrosis development...
December 2, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919578/is-the-commercial-antibiotic-loaded-bone-cement-useful-in-prophylactic-and-cost-saving-after-knee-and-hip-joint-arthroplasty-the-transatlantic-paradox
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Pablo Sanz-Ruiz, Jose Antonio Matas-Diez, Mar Sanchez-Somolinos, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez, Javier Vaquero-Martín
BACKGROUND: The use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement (ALBC) has proven to be effective in preventing periprosthetic infection (PPI) after total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the economic benefit of using ALBC routinely remains controversial. METHODS: A total of 2518 patients subjected to THA, partial hip arthroplasty, and TKA between 2009 and 2012 were identified in our prospectively collected registry. Two groups were defined: before (2009-2010) and after the introduction of ALBC (2011-2012)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919553/the-enhanced-reduction-of-c-and-n-dbp-formation-in-treatment-of-source-water-containing-microcystis-aeruginosa-using-a-novel-ctsac-composite-coagulant
#20
Chunxia Ma, Haiyan Pei, Wenrong Hu, Yuting Wang, Hangzhou Xu, Yan Jin
This study investigated the effect of a chitosan-aluminium chloride (CTSAC) composite coagulation process on reducing the formation of algal organic matters (AOM) related carbonaceous disinfection by-products (C-DBPs) and nitrogenous disinfection by-products (N-DBPs), by removing or adsorbing their precursors. Compared with aluminium chloride (AC) and chitosan (CTS) alone, CTSAC significantly enhanced the removal of dissolved organic matter (DOC), polysaccharide, protein and humic acids, attaining removals of 64...
December 2, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
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