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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432540/preliminary-clinical-study-on-non-transecting-anastomotic-bulbomembranous-urethroplasty
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Wei Le, Chao Li, Jinfu Zhang, Denglong Wu, Bo Liu
This study aims to investigate the effect of non-transecting anastomotic urethroplasty for treatment of posterior urethral stricture. A total of 23 patients with traumatic posterior urethral stricture were enrolled and then divided into two groups. In one group, 12 patients underwent non-transecting anastomotic urethroplasty. In the other group, 11 patients underwent conventional posterior urethra end-to-end anastomosis. The effect of operation was evaluated using the following parameters: the bleeding amount during operation, operation time, IIEF-5 scores after operation, maximum flow rate (Qmax), and rating scale of quality of life (QoL)...
April 22, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425045/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cell-1-strem-1-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-infectious-diseases
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Changlin Cao, Jingxian Gu, Jingyao Zhang
Sensitive and useful biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of infectious diseases have been widely developed. An example of these biomarkers is triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1), which is a cell surface receptor expressed on monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils. TREM-1 amplifies inflammation by activating the TREM-1/DAP12 pathway. This pathway is triggered by the interaction of TREM-1 with ligands or stimulation by bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Consequently, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines are secreted...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425044/systematic-review-for-geo-authentic-lonicerae-japonicae-flos
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Xingyue Yang, Yali Liu, Aijuan Hou, Yang Yang, Xin Tian, Liyun He
In traditional Chinese medicine, Lonicerae Japonicae Flos is commonly used as anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antipyretic herbal medicine, and geo-authentic herbs are believed to present the highest quality among all samples from different regions. To discuss the current situation and trend of geo-authentic Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, we searched Chinese Biomedicine Literature Database, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, Chinese Scientific Journal Full-text Database, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Wanfang, and PubMed...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425043/innovative-development-path-of-ethnomedicines-a-case-study
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Zhaoyun Zhu, Yali Gui, Li Wang, Ting Wang, Yang Yang, Yunzhuang Niu, Dehuan Fu, Jingkun Wang, Tao Cui
Innovative development extends the vitality of ethnomedicines. Developing ethnomedicines is not only beneficial to the public but also to the related industry and transforms economic growth, driving local social and economic development further. Its economic benefit can be used to optimize and promote the hardware and software of the platform, as well as support the sustainable development of ethnomedicines. Apart from research and discussion on the innovative development of ethnomedicines on the basis of theory and regulations, this series of articles also summarizes cases that are conducive to the overall understanding of the necessity and feasibility of the innovative development...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425042/arsenic-trioxide-induced-rhabdomyolysis-a-rare-but-severe-side-effect-in-an-apl-patient-a-case-report
#5
Haiyan He, Ran An, Jian Hou, Weijun Fu
Arsenic trioxide (ATO), a component of the traditional Chinese medicine arsenic sublimate, promotes apoptosis and induces leukemic cell differentiation. Combined with all-trans-retinotic acid (ATRA), ATO has become the first-line induction therapy in treating acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). The most common side effects of ATO include hepatotoxicity, gastrointestinal symptoms, water-sodium retention, and nervous system damage. In this report, we present a rare side effect, rhabdomyolysis, in a 68-year-old female APL patient who was treated with ATO...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
#6
Die Hu, Ling Liu, Shuguang Yuan, Yuhong Yi, Daoquan Peng
Familial amyloid cardiomyopathy is a challenging condition that mimics many other diseases, particularly in patients with pronounced neurological presentations and unexplained or equivocal cardiac abnormalities. In this case, a 57-year-old man was admitted for outpatient cardiological evaluation of progressive right heart failure and limb paraesthesias. The patient presented with hypertension, chronic Guillain-Barre syndrome, and sick sinus syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiograms showed a thickened ventricular wall and enlarged atrium...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367597/salvage-therapy-with-lenalidomide-containing-regimen-for-relapsed-refractory-castleman-disease-a-report-of-three-cases
#7
Xinping Zhou, Juying Wei, Yinjun Lou, Gaixiang Xu, Min Yang, Hui Liu, Liping Mao, Hongyan Tong, Jie Jin
Castleman disease (CD) is uncommon non-clonal lymphoproliferative disorder with unknown etiology. No standard therapy is recommended for relapsed/refractory CD patients, thus requiring development of novel experimental approaches. Our cohort of three adult patients with multicentric CD (MCD) were treated with refractory to traditional chemotherapy lenalidomide-containing regimens (10-25 mg lenalidomide perorally administered on days 1-21 in 28-day cycle) as second- to fourth-line treatment. Partial remission was achieved in first plasma-cell CD patient, who relapsed seven months after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and then failed to respond to four cycles of chemotherapy...
April 3, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349301/effect-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-combined-with-western-therapy-on-primary-hepatic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Li Ma, Bin Wang, Yuanxiong Long, Hanmin Li
Primary hepatic carcinoma (PHC) is a common malignant tumor in China. Cancer is comprehensively treated with various therapeutic regimes, including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM has been widely used to improve the quality of life, delay the time of cancer progression, and prolong the median survival time. This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of TCM combined with Western therapy on primary hepatic carcinoma. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in six databases, including CNKI, VIP, Wan-Fang Database, CBM, PubMed, and Cochrane library...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349300/behavioral-methods-for-the-functional-assessment-of-hair-cells-in-zebrafish
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REVIEW
Qin Yang, Peng Sun, Shi Chen, Hongzhe Li, Fangyi Chen
Zebrafish is an emerging animal model for studies on auditory system. This model presents high comparability with humans, good accessibility to the hearing organ, and high throughput capacity. To better utilize this animal model, methodologies need to be used to quantify the hearing function of the zebrafish. Zebrafish displays a series of innate and robust behavior related to its auditory function. Here, we reviewed the advantage of using zebrafish in auditory research and then introduced three behavioral tests, as follows: the startle response, the vestibular-ocular reflex, and rheotaxis...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349299/efficacy-and-prognostic-factors-of-imatinib-plus-callg2008-protocol-in-adult-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Yinjun Lou, Yafang Ma, Chenyin Li, Sansan Suo, Hongyan Tong, Wenbin Qian, Wenyuan Mai, Haitao Meng, Wenjuan Yu, Liping Mao, Juyin Wei, Weilei Xu, Jie Jin
A CALLG2008 protocol was developed by the Chinese Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cooperative Group for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We retrospectively analyzed 153 newly diagnosed adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-positive ALL enrolled into imatinib (400 mg/d) plus CALLG2008 regimen between 2009 and 2015. The median age was 40 years (range, 18-68 years), with 81 (52.3%) males. The overall hematologic complete remission (CR) rate was 96.7% after induction. With a median follow-up of 24...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315126/screening-for-main-components-associated-with-the-idiosyncratic-hepatotoxicity-of-a-tonic-herb-polygonum-multiflorum
#11
Chunyu Li, Ming Niu, Zhaofang Bai, Congen Zhang, Yanling Zhao, Ruiyu Li, Can Tu, Huifang Li, Jing Jing, Yakun Meng, Zhijie Ma, Wuwen Feng, Jinfa Tang, Yun Zhu, Jinjie Li, Xiaoya Shang, Zhengsheng Zou, Xiaohe Xiao, Jiabo Wang
The main constituents of a typical medicinal herb, Polygonum multiflorum (Heshouwu in Chinese), that induces idiosyncratic liver injury remain unclear. Our previous work has shown that cotreatment with a nontoxic dose of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and therapeutic dose of Heshouwu can induce liver injury in rats, whereas the solo treatment cannot induce observable injury. In the present work, using the constituent "knock-out" and "knock-in" strategy, we found that the ethyl acetate (EA) extract of Heshouwu displayed comparable idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity to the whole extract in LPS-treated rats...
March 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251479/changes-in-lncrnas-and-related-genes-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-minor-and-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
#12
Jing Ma, Fei Liu, Xin Du, Duan Ma, Likuan Xiong
β-thalassemia is caused by β-globin gene mutations. However, heterogeneous phenotypes were found in individuals with same genotype, and still undescribed mechanism underlies such variation. We collected blood samples from 30 β-thalassemia major, 30 β-thalassemia minor patients, and 30 matched normal controls. Human lncRNA Array v2.0 (8 × 60 K, Arraystar) was used to detect changes in long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and mRNAs in three samples each from β-thalassemia major, β-thalassemia minor, and control groups...
March 2, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233246/aortic-aneurysm-and-chronic-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-retrospective-study-of-235-patients
#13
Yun Zhang, Chen Li, Min Shen, Bao Liu, Xuejun Zeng, Ti Shen
Chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare but devastating complication of aortic aneurysm (AA). This study investigated the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and treatment of patients with AA-associated chronic DIC (AA-DIC) and explored the mechanisms, duration, and therapeutic response of AA-DIC. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 235 AA patients admitted at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital between September 2009 and January 2015. The patients were classified as those with DIC (AA-DIC) and those without DIC (non-DIC)...
February 23, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220457/innovative-development-path-of-ethnomedicines-the-interpretation-of-the-path
#14
REVIEW
Zhaoyun Zhu, Dehuan Fu, Yali Gui, Tao Cui, Jingkun Wang, Ting Wang, Zhizhong Yang, Yanfei Niu, Zhennan She, Li Wang
One of the primary purposes of the innovative development of ethnomedicines is to use their excellent safety and significant efficacy to serve a broader population. To achieve this purpose, modern scientific and technological means should be referenced, and relevant national laws and regulations as well as technical guides should be strictly followed to develop standards and to perform systemic research in producing ethnomedicines. Finally, ethnomedicines, which are applied to a limited extent in ethnic areas, can be transformed into safe, effective, and quality-controllable medical products to relieve the pain of more patients...
February 21, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213881/poor-adherence-to-p2y12-antagonists-increased-cardiovascular-risks-in-chinese-pci-treated-patients
#15
Yang Sun, Chenze Li, Lina Zhang, Dong Hu, Xudong Zhang, Ting Yu, Min Tao, Dao Wen Wang, Xiaoqing Shen
Low adherence to secondary prevention medications (ATM) of patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, literature provides limited data on assessment of ATM and risks associated with poor in Chinese patients with ACS. In the current work, ATM was assessed in consecutively recruited patients with ACS in Tongji Hospital from November 5, 2013 to December 31, 2014. A total of 2126 patients were classified under low adherence (proportion of days covered (PDC) C< 50%) and high adherence (PDC>50%) groups based on their performance after discharge...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213880/detection-of-digestive-malignancies-and-post-gastrectomy-complications-via-gastrointestinal-fluid-examination
#16
REVIEW
Lei Huang, Aman Xu
To date, gastric carcinoma (GC) is one of the common and fatal digestive malignancies worldwide. The prognosis of GC is not always satisfactory because of late diagnosis. Scholars are keen on discovering novel accurate and economical biomarkers in body liquids for GC screening to detect and evaluate the lesion before the results of imaging techniques are obtained. While traditional serum assays have limited sensitivity and specificity, gastrointestinal juice may provide relevant specific biomarkers because of its close contact with the tumor...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213878/cotransfecting-norepinephrine-transporter-and-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-genes-for-increased-retention-of-metaiodobenzylguanidine-labeled-with-iodine-131-in-malignant-hepatocarcinoma-cells
#17
Yanlin Zhao, Xiao Zhong, Xiaohong Ou, Huawei Cai, Xiaoai Wu, Rui Huang
Norepinephrine transporter (NET) transfection leads to significant uptake of iodine-131-labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) in non-neuroendocrine tumors. However, the use of (131)I-MIBG is limited by its short retention time in target cells. To prolong the retention of (131)I-MIBG in target cells, we infected hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells with Lentivirus-encoding human NET and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) genes to obtain NET-expressing, NET-VMAT2-coexpressing, and negative-control cell lines...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213877/improved-control-of-hypertension-following-laparoscopic-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#18
Zhiwei Hu, Meiping Chen, Jimin Wu, Qing Song, Chao Yan, Xing Du, Zhonggao Wang
This study aims to determine whether successful laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can improve the control of hypertension. We conducted an observational study of GERD patients with hypertension. The esophageal and gastroesophageal symptoms of these patients were successfully treated with laparoscopic fundoplication, as measured by the reduced GERD symptoms and proton pump inhibitor consumption. A hypertension control scale was used to classify the use of antihypertensive medications and the quality of blood pressure control before and after anti-reflux surgery...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194560/a-comparative-study-of-electroacupuncture-at-zhongliao-bl33-and-other-acupoints-for-overactive-bladder-symptoms
#19
Likun Yang, Yang Wang, Qian Mo, Zhishun Liu
Electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhongliao (BL33) can improve the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), such as urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. However, its performance compared with other acupoints remains unclear. This study investigated the effects of EA at BL33 with deep needling on rats with OAB by detecting urodynamics in eight groups: no intervention group, D-BL33 group (deep needling at BL33), S-BL33 group (shallow needling at BL33), non-acupoint group (needling at the non-acupoint next to BL33), Weizhong (BL40) group, Sanyinjiao (SP6) group, Tongtian (BL7) group, and Hegu (LI4) group...
February 14, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213879/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-classification-diagnosis-perioperative-care-and-anesthesia
#20
REVIEW
Lulu Ma, Xuerong Yu
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder characterized by non-progressive, multiple contractures. In addition to affected extremities, patients may also present microstomia, decreased temporomandibular joint mobility. Although the etiology of AMC is unclear, any factor that decreases fetal movement is responsible for AMC. Thus, accurate diagnosis and classification are crucial to the appropriate treatment of AMC. The development of ultrasound technology has enabled prenatal diagnosis. Very early treatment is favorable, and multidisciplinary treatment is necessary to improve the function of AMC patients...
March 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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