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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064234/effect-of-calcitriol-on-fgf23-level-in-healthy-adults-and-its-dependence-on-phosphate-level
#1
Effrosyni Georgiadou, Helen Marketou, George Trovas, Ismene Dontas, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Konstantinos Makris, Antonios Galanos, Athanasios Papavassiliou
AIM: To evaluate the short-term effects of calcitriol and sevelamer hydrochloride on fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) in humans and to determine whether the effect is direct or indirect through calcitriol-induced increased absorption of phosphorus from the intestine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 15 healthy individuals were tested at three time points and stages, for 24 h and at 1-week intervals. During each stage, blood samples were taken at three time points (0, 8 and 24 h); baseline stage: under no intervention; second stage, while receiving 0...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064228/evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-of-correction-of-severe-blepharoptosis-with-advancement-of-external-levator-muscle-complex-descriptive-statistical-analysis-of-the-results
#2
Alessandro Innocenti, Francesco Mori, Dario Melita, Emanuela Dreassi, Francesco Ciancio, Marco Innocenti
AIM: Evaluation of long-term results after aponeurotic blepharoptosis correction with external levator muscle complex advancement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study with medical record review of 20 patients (40 eyes) affected by bilateral aponeurotic moderate and severe ptosis who underwent primary surgery between January 2010 and December 2013. Criteria for outcome evaluations included 3-year postoperative follow-up of upper margin reflex index (uMRD) and symmetry...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064225/influence-of-mechanical-force-on-bone-matrix-proteins-in-ovariectomised-mice-and-osteoblast-like-mc3t3-e1-cells
#3
Meng Zhang, Shintaro Ishikawa, Tomoko Inagawa, Hideshi Ikemoto, Shiyu Guo, Masataka Sunagawa, Tadashi Hisamitsu
AIM: To investigate the effect of mechanical stress on periostin and semaphorin-3A expression in a murine model of postmenopausal osteoporosis and in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female mice were divided into three groups and treated with a sham operation, ovariectomy (OVX) or OVX plus treadmill training (OVX+Run). After 10 weeks, tibias were used for histological analysis. MC3T3-E1 cells were burdened by mechanical stress using a centrifuge or were treated with periostin, and the production of biologically-active semaphorin-3A was examined in vitro...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064222/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-stimulation-promotes-anti-cell-proliferative-activity-in-doxorubicin-treated-mouse-osteosarcoma-cells
#4
Yoshitaka Muramatsu, Takuya Matsui, Masataka Deie, Keiji Sato
AIM: We aimed to investigate the synergistic effects of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) and doxorubicin therapy in a mouse osteosarcoma cell line (LM8 cells) in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of PEMF (5 mT, 200 Hz) of different durations and doxorubicin on the proliferative activity of LM8 cells were measured by the MTT assay. Apoptotic-related factors such as cell-cycle phase, mitochondrial membrane potential, and caspase 3/7 activity were investigated using 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining and apoptosis kits...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064216/prevalence-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-domain-mutations-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cohort-study-and-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Christos Perisanidis
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase domain (TKD) are associated with response and resistance to targeted therapy. The EGFR mutation status in patients with advanced oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OOSCC) was evaluated. A systematic literature review was undertaken to summarize current evidence and estimate the overall prevalence of EGFR TKD mutations in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples of 113 patients with OOSCC...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064235/outcomes-in-patients-with-pt1-t2-pn0-n1-breast-cancer-after-conservative-surgery-and-whole-breast-radiotherapy
#6
Marianna Trignani, Clelia DI Carlo, Carmen Cefalogli, Marianna Nuzzo, Lucia Anna Ursini, Luciana Caravatta, Francesca Perrotti, Marta DI Nicola, Ambra Pamio, Domenico Genovesi
AIM: To evaluate locoregional recurrence, overall survival, disease-free survival and prognostic influence of the number of positive lymph nodes and other variables in breast cancer treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 377 patients with pT1-T2, pN0-N1 invasive breast carcinoma treated from 2005 to 2013 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients underwent conservative surgery followed by whole-breast radiotherapy. Clavicular region irradiation was not performed...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064233/clozapine-associated-with-autoimmune-reaction-fever-and-low-level-cardiotoxicity-a-case-report
#7
Charilaos Gerasimou, Georgia Phaedra Vitali, George D Vavougios, Charalabos Papageorgiou, Athanasios Douzenis, Styliani I Kokoris, Ioannis Liappas, Emmanouil Rizos
BACKGROUND: Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic drug used in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Fever induced by clozapine is a rather frequent side-effect which usually occurs in the first 4 weeks of treatment. Despite its effectiveness, there are potentially life-threatening adverse effects, such as cardiotoxicity. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 31-year-old caucasian male with refractory schizophrenia who developed benign fever, increase of C-reactive protein and high troponin levels, without presenting any other signs to myocarditis, on the 13th day under clozapine treatment, which declined progressively upon discontinuation of the drug...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064232/primary-vaginal-melanoma-a-rare-and-aggressive-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Emmanouil Kalampokas, Theodoros Kalampokas, Christos Damaskos
: Malignant melanoma of the vagina is a rare, aggressive malignancy of poor prognosis. It principally affects post-menopausal women, with a mean age of 57 years, and the factors that contribute to its appearance are not well known. The first case of primary malignant vaginal melanoma was reported in 1887 and modern literature has noted about 500 cases, globally. Vaginal melanomas constitute 0.3% of all malignant melanomas and fewer than 3% of all vaginal carcinomas. To date there is no clear consensus regarding treatment...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064231/effects-of-therapy-with-maraviroc-on-the-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-1-hcv-co-infected-patients
#9
Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Bruno, Francesco Perilli, Annalisa Saracino, Anna Volpe, Carmen Santoro, Nicoletta Ladisa, Gioacchino Angarano
AIM: To evaluate, in human immunodeficiency virus-hepatitis C virus co-infected patients, the impact of C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) antagonist maraviroc-based antiretroviral therapy on the carotid intima media thickness and on atheromasic plaques. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this pilot prospective study, 12 HIV-HCV co-infected patients underwent color-Doppler ultrasonography before and 48 weeks after switching to a dual therapy based on maraviroc plus protease inhibitors boosted with ritonavir...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064230/high-dose-parenteral-thiamine-in-treatment-of-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Andrew Nishimoto, Justin Usery, John C Winton, Jennifer Twilla
BACKGROUND: Thiamine deficiency can lead to Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE), an acute and potentially life-threatening neurological disorder. Even though the main treatment modality for WE consists of thiamine replacement, evidence supporting an optimal dosing strategy and duration is unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a single-center case series of eleven patients that were admitted with possible WE and treated with high-dose parenteral thiamine. RESULTS: Patients with suspected WE were treated with ≥500 mg intravenous thiamine for a median of 3 days with 73% of patients (eight out of eleven) displaying symptom resolution or improvement after treatment...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064229/outcomes-after-radio-chemo-therapy-for-non-metastatic-bile-duct-cancer
#11
Louisa Bolm, Lukas Kaesmann, Tobias Bartscht, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: The role of radio(chemo) therapy for non-metastatic bile duct cancer is not well defined. This study provides additional data for this rare situation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of eight patients receiving radio(chemo)therapy for non-metastatic bile duct cancer were retrospectively analyzed regarding local control, metastases-free survival and overall survival. In addition to the entire cohort, five tumor- or treatment-related factors were investigated: tumor stage, histologic grading, point in time of radio(chemo)therapy, upfront surgery and concurrent chemotherapy...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064227/pet-probe-guided-surgery-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-proposal-for-a-methodological-approach
#12
Paolo Orsaria, Agostino Chiaravalloti, Alessandro Fiorentini, Chiara Pistolese, Gianluca Vanni, Alessandra Vittoria Granai, Dimitrios Varvaras, Roberta Danieli, Orazio Schillaci, Giuseppe Petrella, Oreste Claudio Buonomo
BACKGROUND: Although it is valuable for detecting distant metastases, identifying recurrence, and evaluating responses to chemotherapy, the role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in assessing locoregional nodal status for initial staging of breast cancer has not yet been well-defined in clinical practice. In the current report, we describe a new PET probe-based clinical approach, with evaluation of the technical performance of a handheld high-energy gamma probe for intraoperative localization of breast carcinomas, and evaluation of lymph node metastases during radio-guided oncological surgery...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064226/salivary-samples-for-the-diagnosis-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-using-the-biochip-approach-a-pilot-study
#13
Irene Russo, Andrea Saponeri, Anna Michelotto, Mauro Alaibac
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune intraepithelial blistering skin disease characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies against desmoglein 3 (DSG3) and desmoglein 1 (DSG1), resulting in loss of the normal epithelial cell-to-cell adhesion, through a process called acantholysis. In recent years, a BIOCHIP-based indirect immunofluorescence technique for the determination of anti-DSG3 and anti-DSG1 autoantibodies has been described. Even though, the use of saliva anti-DSG3 and anti-DSG1 ELISA for the diagnosis of PV has been already reported, there are no studies concerning the utilization of saliva by the BIOCHIP approach...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064224/influence-of-il13-on-periostin-secretion-by-synoviocytes-in-osteoarthritis
#14
Tatsuya Moue, Yutaro Tajika, Shintaro Ishikawa, Yasuaki Kanada, Takayuki Okumo, Kazuhito Asano, Tadashi Hisamitsu
BACKGROUND: Our previous research provided evidence of periostin increase in parallel with interleukin-13 (IL13) increase in the synovial fluid of patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The reaction cascade from IL13 to periostin, however, remains unidentified. We, therefore, tested the hypothesis that periostin secretion is affected downstream of IL13. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OA synoviocytes were cultured under different concentrations of IL13. Periostin content in culture supernatants and the level of signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) in the cultured cells were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064223/influence-of-periostin-on-synoviocytes-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Yutaro Tajika, Tatsuya Moue, Shintaro Ishikawa, Kazuhito Asano, Takayuki Okumo, Hiroshi Takagi, Tadashi Hisamitsu
BACKGROUND: Periostin (POSTN) is a protein that binds to integrins to support adhesion and migration of epithelial cells. Mice lacking this gene exhibit cardiac valve disease as well as skeletal and dental defects. Recent studies indicated that periostin is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated the influence of periostin and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) on OA synoviocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OA patients were classified according to the Kellgren-Lawrence system and the levels of periostin, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-13 and transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) in the synovial fluid were measured...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064221/wound-healing-delay-in-the-zdsd-rat
#16
Mark A Suckow, Troy A Gobbett, Richard G Peterson
Animal models of diabetic delayed wound healing are essential to the development of strategies to improve clinical approaches for human patients. The Zucker diabetic Sprague Dawley (ZDSD) rat has proved to be an accurate model of diet-induced obesity and diabetes and we evaluated the utility of the ZDSD rat as a model for delayed wound healing associated with diabetes and obesity. Groups of ZDSD and Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were placed on a diabetogenic diet and evaluated two weeks later for hyperglycemia, as a sign of diabetes...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064220/gene-expression-analysis-of-cultured-rat-endothelial-cells-after-nd-yag-laser-irradiation-by-affymetrix-genechip-array
#17
Yoshiko Masuda, Satoshi Yokose, Hiroshi Sakagami
Endothelial cells and dental pulp cells enhance osteo-/odontogenic and angiogenic differentiation. In our previous study, rat pulp cells migrated to Nd:YAG laser-irradiated endothelial cells in an insert cell culture system. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible changes in the gene expression of cultured rat aortic endothelial cells after Nd:YAG laser irradiation using affymetrix GeneChip Array. Total RNA was extracted from the cells at 5 h after laser irradiation. Gene expressions were evaluated by DNA array chip...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064219/active-and-passive-immunization-against-staphylococcus-aureus-periprosthetic-osteomyelitis-in-rats
#18
Niels H Søe, Nina Vendel Jensen, Asger Lundorff Jensen, Janne Koch, Steen Seier Poulsen, Gerald B Pier, Helle Krogh Johansen
BACKGROUND/AIM: Staphylococcus aureus infection associated with orthopedic implants cannot always be controlled. We used a knee prosthesis model with implant-related osteomyelitis in rats to explore induction of an effective immune response with active and passive immunization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into active (N=28) and passive immunization groups (N=24). A bacterial inoculum of 10(3) S. aureus MN8 was injected into the tibia and the femur marrow before insertion of a non-constrained knee prosthesis in each rat...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064218/effectiveness-of-analogs-of-the-gs-nitroxide-jp4-039-as-total-body-irradiation-mitigators
#19
Michael W Epperly, Joshua R Sacher, Tanja Krainz, Xiaolin Zhang, Peter Wipf, Mary Liang, Renee Fisher, Song Li, Hong Wang, Joel S Greenberger
BACKGROUND/AIM: Mitochondrial-targeted gramicidin S (GS)-nitroxide, JP4-039, has been demonstrated to be a potent radiation mitigator, and safe over a wide dose range. In addition, JP4-039 has organ-specific effectiveness when locally applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We tested the effect of another GS-nitroxide, XJB-5-131, which has more effective mitochondrial localization, and compared these results to those for radiation mitigation against the hematopoietic syndrome, and two analogs of JP4-039, which have the same mitochondrial localization signal, but different chemical payloads: JRS527...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064217/clinical-factors-asssociated-with-treatment-outcomes-following-whole-brain-irradiation-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Liesa Dziggel, Steven E Schild, Theo Veninga, Amira Bajrovic, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients with prostate cancer represent a small minority of cancer patients presenting with metastases to the brain. This study investigated the role of whole-brain irradiation (WBI) in this rare group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen such patients were included. Clinical factors including fractionation program of WBI, age at WBI, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), number of metastases to the brain, involvement of extracerebral metastatic sites, time from prostate cancer diagnosis to WBI and recursive-partitioning-analysis (RPA) class were investigated regarding local (intracerebral) control and survival...
January 2017: In Vivo
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