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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228865/identification-of-beta-cell-dysfunction-at-the-pre-symptomatic-stage-of-diabetes-mellitus-by-novel-analytical-system-liquid-biopsy-measurements-in-femtograms
#1
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Kurt Krapfenbauer
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is produced and progresses as a consequence of complex and gradual processes, in which a variety of alterations of the endocrine pancreas, are involved and which mainly result in beta cell failure. Those molecular alterations can be found in the bloodstream, which suggests that we could quantify specific biomarkers in plasma or serum by very sensitive methods before the onset diabetes mellitus is diagnosed. However, classical methods of protein analysis such as electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA, and liquid chromatography are generally time-consuming, lab-intensive, and not sensitive enough to detect such alteration in a pre-symptomatic state of the disease...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228864/innovative-payer-engagement-strategies-will-the-convergence-lead-to-better-value-creation-in-personalized-medicine
#2
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Ildar Akhmetov, Rostyslav V Bubnov
BACKGROUND: As reimbursement authorities are gaining greater power to influence the prescription behavior of physicians, it remains critical for life science companies focusing on personalized medicine to develop "tailor-made" payer engagement strategies to secure reimbursement and assure timely patient access to their innovative products. Depending on the types of such engagement, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies may benefit by obtaining access to medical and pharmacy claims data, getting invaluable upfront inputs on evidence requirements and clinical trial design, and strengthening trust by payers, therefore avoiding uncertainties with regards to pricing, reimbursement, and research and development reinvestment...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725294/acupuncture-benefits-for-flammer-syndrome-in-individuals-with-inherited-diseases-of-the-retina
#3
Tilo Blechschmidt, Maike Krumsiek, Margarita G Todorova
BACKGROUND: Patients with inherited diseases of the retina (IRD) often exhibit signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome (FS). Acupuncture treatment has shown its positive effect on visual function in patients with IRD. The aim of the present study is to examine the effect of acupuncture on signs and symptoms of FS in a cohort of patients suffering simultaneously FS and IRD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective pilot study was performed on 17 patients with FS and IRD: rod-cone dystrophy, Nr: 12 (RCD); cone-rod dystrophy, Nr: 3 (CRD) and inherited macular dystrophy, Nr: 2 (IMD; 12♀, 5♂; mean age: 44...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725293/traditional-medicine-as-a-potential-treatment-for-flammer-syndrome
#4
Akiko Kikuchi, Yukihiro Shiga, Shin Takayama, Ryutaro Arita, Shigeto Maekawa, Soichiro Kaneko, Noriko Himori, Tadashi Ishii, Toru Nakazawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725292/-pre-metastatic-niches-in-breast-cancer-are-they-created-by-or-prior-to-the-tumour-onset-flammer-syndrome-relevance-to-address-the-question
#5
Rostyslav Bubnov, Jiri Polivka, Pavol Zubor, Katarzyna Konieczka, Olga Golubnitschaja
Breast cancer (BC) epidemic in the twenty-first century is characterised by around half a million deaths and 1.7 million new cases registered annually worldwide. Metastatic disease is the major cause of death in BC patient cohorts. Current statistics are much alarming from the viewpoint of the early mortality amongst BC patients with de novo metastatic disease. A new paradigm of so-called "pre-metastatic niches" may sufficiently promote our knowledge regarding potential pathomechanisms, individual predisposition and prognosis in development and progression of the metastatic disease...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725291/relationship-between-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-flammer-syndrome
#6
Katarzyna Konieczka, Hyuk Jin Choi, Simone Koch, Franz Fankhauser, Andreas Schoetzau, Dong Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: Besides intraocular pressure, vascular factors play a role in the pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. One of these potential vascular factors is Flammer syndrome. The purpose of the present study was to determine in a Korean population whether signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome occur more often in normal tension glaucoma patients than in control subjects. METHODS: Two hundred forty-six normal tension glaucoma patients and 1116 control subjects responded to a multiple-choice questionnaire asking about 15 signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
#7
REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670350/computer-aided-surgery-meets-predictive-preventive-and-personalized-medicine
#8
REVIEW
Leo Joskowicz
Computer-aided surgery (CAS) is now nearly 30 years old. It has brought to surgery a variety of tools, techniques, and paradigm changes that have had an impact on how surgeries are planned, executed, and evaluated. In this review, we examine the predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine (PPPM) aspects of CAS. We present a brief history of CAS, summarize its the state of the art, and discuss current trends and future developments related to PPPM. Of the three Ps, we note that the most important impact of CAS is on Personalization, in all the steps of the surgical treatment: preoperative planning, intraoperative execution, and postoperative evaluation...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620445/unusual-gastrointestinal-and-cutaneous-toxicities-by-bleomycin-etoposide-and-cisplatin-a-case-report-with-pharmacogenetic-analysis-to-personalize-treatment
#9
Marzia Del Re, Tiziana Latiano, Leonardo Fidilio, Giuliana Restante, Franco Morelli, Evaristo Maiello, Romano Danesi
The standard treatment of testicular germ cell tumors is based on the combination of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (PEB). However, this treatment may be associated with severe adverse reactions, such as hematological and non-hematological toxicities. Here, we report a case of a patient suffering from severe PEB-related toxicities, to whom pharmacogenetic analyses were performed, comprising a panel of genes involved in PEB metabolism. The analysis revealed the presence of a complex pattern of polymorphisms in GSTP1, UGT1A1 (TA)6/7, UGT1A7, and ABCB1...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620444/clinical-utility-of-pretreatment-prediction-of-chemoradiotherapy-response-in-rectal-cancer-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Byong Chul Yoo, Seung-Gu Yeo
Approximately 20% of all patients with locally advanced rectal cancer experience pathologically complete responses following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and standard surgery. The utility of radical surgery for patients exhibiting good CRT responses has been challenged. Organ-sparing strategies for selected patients exhibiting complete clinical responses include local excision or no immediate surgery. The subjects of this tailored management are patients whose presenting disease corresponds to current indications of neoadjuvant CRT, and their post-CRT tumor response is assessed by clinical and radiological examinations...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620443/pattern-recognition-for-predictive-preventive-and-personalized-medicine-in-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Tingting Cheng, Xianquan Zhan
Predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine (PPPM) is the hot spot and future direction in the field of cancer. Cancer is a complex, whole-body disease that involved multi-factors, multi-processes, and multi-consequences. A series of molecular alterations at different levels of genes (genome), RNAs (transcriptome), proteins (proteome), peptides (peptidome), metabolites (metabolome), and imaging characteristics (radiome) that resulted from exogenous and endogenous carcinogens are involved in tumorigenesis and mutually associate and function in a network system, thus determines the difficulty in the use of a single molecule as biomarker for personalized prediction, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620442/efficacy-of-nanoceria-for-periodontal-tissues-alteration-in-glutamate-induced-obese-rats-multidisciplinary-considerations-for-personalized-dentistry-and-prevention
#12
Tetyana V Beregova, Karine S Neporada, Maksym Skrypnyk, Tetyana M Falalyeyeva, Nadiya M Zholobak, Oleksandr B Shcherbakov, Mykola Ya Spivak, Rostyslav V Bubnov
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, we face the global epidemic of obesity, that is known to contribute to the development of many diseases, such as the oral cavity pathologies. Dental and oral pathologies are frequently caused by and overlapped with systemic multifactorial diseases such as obesity being its early indicators and risk factors. The aim was to study the influence of nanoceria on periodontal tissues alteration in glutamate (MSG)-induced obese rats. METHODS: We included 52 Wistar rats of both genders and divided into four groups: newborn rats in group 1 (control) received subcutaneously 8 μl/g saline...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620441/impaired-wound-healing-facts-and-hypotheses-for-multi-professional-considerations-in-predictive-preventive-and-personalised-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Eden Avishai, Kristina Yeghiazaryan, Olga Golubnitschaja
Whereas the physiologic wound healing (WH) successfully proceeds through the clearly defined sequence of the individual phases of wound healing, chronic non-healing wounds/ulcers fail to complete the individual stages and the entire healing process. There are many risk factors both modifiable (such as stress, smoking, inappropriate alcohol consumption, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, etc.) and non-modifiable (such as genetic diseases and ageing) strongly contributing to the impaired WH...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620440/feeling-cold-and-other-underestimated-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-anecdotes-or-individual-profiles-for-advanced-patient-stratification
#14
REVIEW
Olga Golubnitschaja
Breast cancer (BC) epidemic is recognised as being characteristic for the early twenty-first century. BC is a multifactorial disease, and a spectrum of modifiable (preventable) factors significantly increasing risks has been described. This article highlights a series of underestimated symptoms for consequent BC risk assessment and patient stratification. Phenomena of the deficient thermoregulation, altered sensitivity to different stimuli (pain, thirst, smell, light, stress provocation), dehydration, altered circadian and sleep patterns, tendency towards headache, migraine attacks and dizziness, as well as local and systemic hypoxic effects are discussed for BC patients providing functional links and proposing new approaches in the overall BC management...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999623/personalized-approach-in-brain-protection-by-hypothermia-individual-changes-in-non-pathological-and-ischemia-related-glutamate-transport-in-brain-nerve-terminals
#15
Artem Pastukhov, Natalia Krisanova, Vitalii Maksymenko, Tatiana Borisova
BACKGROUND: Both deep and profound hypothermia are effectively applied in cardiac surgery of the aortic arch, when the reduction of cerebral circulation facilitates operations, and for the prevention of ischemic stroke consequences. Neurochemical discrimination of the effects of deep and profound hypothermia (27 and 17 °C, respectively) on non-pathological and pathological ischemia-related mechanisms of presynaptic glutamate transport with its potential contribution to predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM) was performed...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980697/discovery-of-biomarkers-in-rare-diseases-innovative-approaches-by-predictive-and-personalized-medicine
#16
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Basri Gülbakan, Rıza Köksal Özgül, Ayşe Yüzbaşıoğlu, Matthias Kohl, Hans-Peter Deigner, Meral Özgüç
There are more than 8000 rare diseases (RDs) that affect >5 % of the world's population. Many of the RDs have no effective treatment and lack of knowledge creates delayed diagnosis making management difficult. The emerging concept of the personalized medicine allows for early screening, diagnosis, and individualized treatment of human diseases. In this context, the discovery of biomarkers in RDs will be of prime importance to enable timely prevention and effective treatment. Since 80 % of RDs are of genetic origin, identification of new genes and causative mutations become valuable biomarkers...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904656/the-berlin-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-for-tailored-innovative-therapeutic-strategies-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-fatigue
#17
REVIEW
Christian Veauthier, Helge Hasselmann, Stefan M Gold, Friedemann Paul
More than 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffer from fatigue. Despite this, there are few therapeutic options and evidence-based pharmacological treatments are lacking. The associated societal burden is substantial (MS fatigue is a major reason for part-time employment or early retirement), and at least one out of four MS patients view fatigue as the most burdensome symptom of their disease. The mechanisms underlying MS-related fatigue are poorly understood, and objective criteria for distinguishing and evaluating levels of fatigue and tiredness have not yet been developed...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833666/the-role-of-testosterone-in-colorectal-carcinoma-pathomechanisms-and-open-questions
#18
REVIEW
Mohsin H K Roshan, Amos Tambo, Nikolai P Pace
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth commonest type of malignancy after breast, lung and prostate in the USA and accounts for approximately 49,190 deaths annually in USA alone. The 5-year survival rate of CRC has increased over the past decades, in part, due to greater awareness and the widespread implementation of national screening programmes. Recently, a number of studies reported that males have a higher risk of developing CRC due to the action of testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen that is responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics and for spermatogenesis...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800037/medicine-in-the-early-twenty-first-century-paradigm-and-anticipation-epma-position-paper-2016
#19
REVIEW
Olga Golubnitschaja, Babak Baban, Giovanni Boniolo, Wei Wang, Rostyslav Bubnov, Marko Kapalla, Kurt Krapfenbauer, Mahmood S Mozaffari, Vincenzo Costigliola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729946/status-of-stem-cells-in-diabetic-nephropathy-predictive-and-preventive-potentials
#20
Babak Baban, Jun Yao Liu, Samuel Payne, Worku Abebe, Jack C Yu, Mahmood S Mozaffari
BACKGROUND: Recruitment of stem cells to sites of tissue injury constitutes an important mechanism aimed at tissue repair and regeneration. However, it is not clear how the diabetic milieu affects the viability of endogenous stem cells. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that diabetes mellitus is associated with increased apoptosis which, in turn, contributes to reduction in stem cells and the manifestation of type 2 diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: Sixteen-week-old male obese type 2 diabetic db/db mice, and their appropriate controls, were used for assessment of the status of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and hematopoetic stem cells (HSCs) in the peripheral blood and renal tissue using specific cell markers...
2016: EPMA Journal
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