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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932012/the-burden-of-chronic-noncommunicable-diseases-in-undocumented-migrants-a-1-year-survey-of-drugs-dispensation-by-a-non-governmental-organization-in-italy
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G Fiorini, C Cerri, S Bini, A E Rigamonti, S Perlini, N Marazzi, A Sartorio, S G Cella
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out with two objectives. The first one was to have an insight into the prevalence of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCD) in undocumented migrants, and the second one was to evaluate if differences existed among different ethnic groups. STUDY DESIGN: The study is based on the collection of data on drug dispensation by a non-governmental organization (NGO) providing free medical assistance to undocumented migrants in Milan, Italy...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931556/non-physician-health-workers-for-improving-adherence-to-medications-and-healthy-lifestyle-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-24-month-follow-up-study
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Krishna Kumar Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Mukul Mathur, Vishnu Natani, Sailesh Lodha, Sanjeeb Roy, Denis Xavier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate usefulness of non-physician health workers (NPHW) to improve adherence to medications and lifestyles following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: We randomized 100 patients at hospital discharge following ACS to NPHW intervention (n=50) or standard care (n=50) in an open label study. NPHW was trained for interventions to improve adherence to medicines - antiplatelets, β-blockers, renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers and statins and healthy lifestyles...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930989/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-oil-on-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-and-oxidative-damage-in-rat-kidney
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Zeba Farooqui, Faizan Ahmed, Sana Rizwan, Faaiza Shahid, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Farah Khan
BACKGROUND: Nephrotoxicity is a severe complication in patients undergoing cisplatin (CP) chemotherapy. Previous studies in our lab have shown that administration of a single dose of CP results in decrease in the activities of brush border membrane (BBM) and free radical scavenging enzymes and induces oxidative stress in rat kidney. Nigella sativa, is one of the most revered medicinal plant known for its numerous health benefits. Nigella sativa seed/oil has been shown to improve kidney functions in animal models of acute kidney injury...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930719/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-allergic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ebv-a-newly-developed-derivative-of-bee-venom-through-modulation-of-irf3-signaling-pathway-in-a-carrageenan-induced-edema-model
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Hwa-Jin Chung, Jinho Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Min-Jeong Kim, Jae-Woong Lee, Eun Jee Kim, In-Hee Lee, Won Kyung Kim, Yoon Jae Lee, Sang Kook Lee, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: Bee venom (BV), a type of toxin extracted from honeybees (Apis mellifera), has been empirically and widely used to treat inflammatory diseases throughout Asia. Essential BV (eBV) was developed by removing phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and histamine to lower occurrence of allergic reaction. This study investigated the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory activities of eBV in vitro and in vivo and its underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: The anti-inflammatory potential of eBV was assessed in vivo using a carrageenan-induced paw edema model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930519/who-are-the-users-of-a-traditional-chinese-sanfu-acupoint-herbal-patching-therapy-in-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Fen Zhou, Hong-Jun Wu, Jun-Ping Zhai, Gui-Yan Zhang, Yan Shao, Xia Tian, Ru-Yu Xia, Li-Yan Jia, Wen-Yuan Li, Ning Liang, Xiao-Yi Yan, Ruo-Han Wu, Kang Zhang, Xin-Lin Li, Cong-Cong Wang, Jian-Ping Liu
Sanfu acupoint herbal patching (SAHP) is a unique traditional Chinese medicine therapy, which has become popular for preventing acute attack of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in many regions of mainland China. However, the knowledge about its users is lacking, especially the characteristics of the users and their experience and perspectives.To investigate the demographics of users, conditions for its use and the previous experience of SAHP, as well as users' perspectives to provide baseline information for its practice...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928595/-left-ventricular-unloading-in-cardiogenic-shock
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A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Cardiogenic shock is an acute life-threatening condition, which results in impaired end-organ perfusion and oxygenation. Invasive ventilation and medicinal treatment with inotropes or vasopressors are necessary in most cases; however, they are also associated with reduced long-term prognosis. Frequently, medical treatment is not even sufficient to stabilize the patient; therefore, dedicated mechanical circulatory support devices that actively reduce the load on the left ventricle were developed to allow myocardial recovery or to gain time until definitive treatment...
December 7, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928439/coping-behavior-and-risk-and-resilience-stress-factors-in-french-regional-emergency-medicine-unit-workers-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Lala Ai, Sturzu Lm, Picard Jp, Druot F, Grama F, Bobirnac G
The Emergency Department (ED) has the highest workload in a hospital, offering care to patients in their most acute state of illness, as well as comforting their families and tending to stressful situations of the physical and psychological areal. Method. A cross-sectional survey of 366 Emergency Unit staff members including medical doctors, medical residents, medical nurses and ward aids, was undergone. Study participants came from four periphery hospitals in the Moselle Department of Eastern France with similar workforce and daily patient loads statistics...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928063/could-advanced-drug-delivery-systems-be-the-future-in-cardiovascular-revascularization-medicine
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Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Giuseppe Faggian, Roberto L'Erario, Mauro Chinaglia, Loris Roncon
Acute myocardial infarction, stroke and pulmonary embolism required a prompt revascularization to restore the normal blood flow as soon as possible. Fibrinolytic treatment has gradually become both dated and underused in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, after the wide diffusion of cathlab and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Conversely, the use of systemic thrombolysis remained a benchmark in the treatment of both ischemic stroke and massive pulmonary embolism. In daily clinical practice, the use of thrombolytic agents is often limited by absolute and/or relative contraindications and possible adverse events after the drug administration, as intracranial and/or extracranial bleeding events...
December 6, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927214/antiplatelet-and-antithrombotic-effects-of-cordycepin-enriched-wib-801ce-from-cordyceps-militaris-ex-vivo-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Hyuk-Woo Kwon, Jung-Hae Shin, Deok Hwi Lim, Woo Jeong Ok, Gi Suk Nam, Min Ji Kim, Ho-Kyun Kwon, Jun-Hee Noh, Je-Young Lee, Hyun-Hong Kim, Jong-Lae Kim, Hwa-Jin Park
BACKGROUND: A species of the fungal genus Cordyceps has been used as a complementary and alternative medicine of traditional Chinese medicine, and its major component cordycepin and cordycepin-enriched WIB-801CE are known to have antiplatelet effects in vitro. However, it is unknown whether they have also endogenous antiplatelet and antithrombotic effects. In this study, to resolve these doubts, we prepared cordycepin-enriched WIB-801CE, an ethanol extract from Cordyceps militaris-hypha, then evaluated its ex vivo, in vivo, and in vitro antiplatelet and antithrombotic effects...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927066/assessment-of-luteolin-isolated-from-eclipta-alba-leaves-in-animal-models-of-epilepsy
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Rufi Tambe, Aditi Patil, Pankaj Jain, Jayant Sancheti, Gauresh Somani, Sadhana Sathaye
CONTEXT: Eclipta alba (Linn) Hassk. (Asteraceae) has been reported to be a nerve tonic and has been used to treat epilepsy in folk medicine. OBJECTIVE: The present study isolates and characterizes luteolin from E. alba and evaluates its antiepileptic potential in chemically induced acute and chronic models in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol extract (16.85% w/w) of E. alba leaves was subjected to fractionation for isolation of luteolin...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926450/changing-health-behavior-motivation-from-i-must-to-i-want
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S Knecht, P Kenning
In the past, medicine was dominated by acute diseases. Since treatments were unknown to patients they followed their medical doctors´ directives-at least for the duration of the disease. Behavior was thus largely motivated by avoiding expected costs associated with alternative behaviors (I-must). The health challenges prevailing today are chronic conditions resulting from the way we chose to live. Traditional directive communication has not been successful in eliciting and maintaining appropriate lifestyle changes...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925425/preventing-acute-care-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-adult-and-pediatric-patients-across-a-large-healthcare-system
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REVIEW
Timothy I Morgenthaler, Vilmarie Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Although effective methods for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTE-P) have been known for decades, reliable implementation has been challenging. OBJECTIVE: Develop reliable VTE-P systems for adult and for pediatric patients to reduce preventable venous thromboembolism (VTE). DESIGN: We used a discovery and diffusion system to first develop an effective system in 1 hospital location, and then spread the principle best practices across the entire 22-hospital system...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924424/rgta-%C3%A2-or-regenerating-agents-mimic-heparan-sulfate-in-regenerative-medicine-from-concept-to-curing-patients
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REVIEW
Denis Barritault, Marie Gilbert-Sirieix, Kim Lee Rice, Fernando Siñeriz, Dulce Papy-Garcia, Christophe Baudouin, Pascal Desgranges, Gilbert Zakine, Jean-Louis Saffar, Johan van Neck
The importance of extracellular matrix (ECM) integrity in maintaining normal tissue function is highlighted by numerous pathologies and situations of acute and chronic injury associated with dysregulation or destruction of ECM components. Heparan sulfate (HS) is a key component of the ECM, where it fulfils important functions associated with tissue homeostasis. Its degradation following tissue injury disrupts this delicate equilibrium and may impair the wound healing process. ReGeneraTing Agents (RGTA(®)s) are polysaccharides specifically designed to replace degraded HS in injured tissues...
December 7, 2016: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923690/dicranostiga-leptopodu-maxim-fedde-extracts-attenuated-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-damage-in-mice-through-increasing-anti-oxidative-enzyme-activity-to-improve-mitochondrial-function
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Deping Tang, Fang Wang, Jinzhou Tang, Aihong Mao, Shiqi Liao, Qin Wang
Dicranostiga Leptodu (Maxim.) fedde (DLF), a poppy plant, has been reported have many benefits and medicinal properties, including free radicals scavenging and detoxifying. However, the protective effect of DLF extracts against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced damage in mice liver has not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that DLF extracts attenuated CCl4-induced liver damage in mice through increasing anti-oxidative enzyme activity to improve mitochondrial function. In this study, the mice liver damage evoked by CCl4 was marked by morphology changes, significant rise in lipid peroxidation, as well as alterations of mitochondrial respiratory function...
December 3, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923227/optimal-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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D J Askenazi, Michael Heung, Michael J Connor, Rajit K Basu, Jorge Cerdá, Kent Doi, Jay L Koyner, Azra Bihorac, Ladan Golestaneh, Anitha Vijayan, Mark D Okusa, Sarah Faubel
As advances in Critical Care Medicine continue, critically ill patients are surviving despite the severity of their illness. The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) has increased, and its impact on clinical outcomes as well as medical expenditures has been established. The role, indications and technological advancements of renal replacement therapy (RRT) have evolved, allowing more effective therapies with less complications. With these changes, Critical Care Nephrology has become an established specialty, and ongoing collaborations between critical care physicians and nephrologist have improved education of multi-disciplinary team members and patient care in the ICU...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921037/acute-kidney-injury-in-western-countries
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REVIEW
Josée Bouchard, Ravindra L Mehta
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality, higher risk of chronic kidney disease, and prolonged hospital lengths of stay. The epidemiology of AKI mainly derives from studies performed in Western high-income countries. More limited data are available from Western low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) located in Central and South America. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the most recent data on the epidemiology of AKI in Western countries, aiming to contrast results from industrialized high-income countries with LMICs...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921036/acute-kidney-injury-in-asia
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REVIEW
Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common disorder and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diversity of the climate and of the socioeconomic and developmental status in Asia has a great influence on the etiology and presentation of AKI in different regions. In view of the International Society of Nephrology's 0by25 initiative, more and more attention has been paid to AKI in Asian countries. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the recent achievements with regard to the prevalence and clinical patterns of AKI in Asian countries...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920397/optimizing-combination-therapy-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-using-a-phenotypic-personalized-medicine-digital-health-platform-retrospective-optimization-individualizes-patient-regimens-to-maximize-efficacy-and-safety
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Dong-Keun Lee, Vivian Y Chang, Theodore Kee, Chih-Ming Ho, Dean Ho
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a blood cancer that is characterized by the overproduction of lymphoblasts in the bone marrow. Treatment for pediatric ALL typically uses combination chemotherapy in phases, including a prolonged maintenance phase with oral methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine, which often requires dose adjustment to balance side effects and efficacy. However, a major challenge confronting combination therapy for virtually every disease indication is the inability to pinpoint drug doses that are optimized for each patient, and the ability to adaptively and continuously optimize these doses to address comorbidities and other patient-specific physiological changes...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919254/anti-inflammatory-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activities-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-qingdaisan
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Xinghua Zhao, Xin He, Xiuhui Zhong
BACKGROUND: Qingdaisan (Formulated Indigo powder, QDS) are widely used for treatment of aphtha, sore throat and bleeding gums in China. The aim of the study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and dental ulcer therapeutic effects of QDS. METHODS: Dimethylbenzene-induced ear edema test and cotton pellet-induced granuloma test were used to evaluate anti-inflammatory activities of QDS on acute and chronic inflammatory. The healing time and local pathologic changes were used to assess the therapeutic effects of QDS on dental ulcer...
December 5, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917402/academic-institution-pilot-study-shows-far-fewer-diagnoses-of-sinusitis-than-reported-nationally
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Sarah R Akkina, Sarah J Novis, Nahid R Keshavarzi, Melissa A Pynnonen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of acute sinusitis (AS) and chronic sinusitis (CS) diagnosed by primary care and emergency medicine physicians in our academic institution to national data. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional pilot study of institutional census data and a population-based national sample. The setting was primary care and emergency departments at an academic healthcare institution and community healthcare practices nationally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the proportion of adults visits at our institution for AS and CS from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2010...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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