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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214378/calcium-signaling-through-l-type-calcium-channels-role-in-pathophysiology-of-spinal-nociceptive-transmission
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Olivier Roca-Lapirot, Houda Radwani, Franck Aby, Frédéric Nagy, Marc Landry Pascal Fossat
L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are ubiquitous channels in the central nervous system. L-type calcium channels (LTCs) are mostly post-synaptic channels regulating neuronal firing and gene expression. They play a role in important physio-pathological processes such as learning and memory, Parkinson's disease, autism and, as recognized more recently, in the pathophysiology of pain processes. Classically, the fundamental role of these channels in cardiovascular functions has limited the use of classical molecules to treat LTC-dependent disorders...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214146/impact-of-anti-tnf-therapy-on-nk-cells-function-and-on-immunosurveillance-against-b-cell-lymphomas
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Gaetane Nocturne, Saida Boudaoud, Bineta Ly, Juliette Pascaud, Audrey Paoletti, Xavier Mariette
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma linked to activity of the disease. Immunosuppressive drugs have been suspected to induce an additional risk. Since, NK cells have been recently shown to participate to anti-lymphoma immunosurveillance, we aimed to assess if anti-TNF might impact their anti-lymphoma activity. METHODS: NK cells have been assessed ex vivo in patients with RA treated with methotrexate (MTX) with or without anti-TNF...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213294/a-low-cost-simplified-and-scaleable-pneumotachograph-and-face-mask-for-neonatal-mouse-respiratory-measurements
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Jenny J Sun, Roshan Nanu, Russell S Ray
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal respiratory disorders are a leading cause of perinatal mortality due to complications resulting from premature births and prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse, but optimal treatments for these symptoms are still unclear due to a variety of confounds and risk factors. Mouse models present an opportunity to study the underlying mechanisms and efficacy of potential treatments of these conditions with controlled variables. However, measuring respiration in newborn mice is difficult and commercial components are expensive and often require modification, creating a barrier and limiting our understanding of the short and long-term effects of birth complications on respiratory function...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213188/children-with-adhd-and-symptoms-of-oppositional-defiant-disorder-improved-in-behavior-when-treated-with-methylphenidate-and-adjuvant-risperidone-though-weight-gain-was-also-observed-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Leila Jahangard, Shahrokh Akbarian, Mohammad Haghighi, Mohammad Ahmadpanah, Amir Keshavarzi, Hafez Bajoghli, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
Children with ADHD often show symptoms of oppositional defiant disorders (ODD). We investigated the impact of adjuvant risperidone (RISP) to a standard treatment with methylphenidate (MPH) in children with ADHD and symptoms of ODD. Eighty-four children with ADHD and ODD (age: M=8.55; range: 7.28-9.95 years; 73.8% males) took part in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial lasting eight weeks. Participants were randomly assigned either to the MPH+RISP (1mg/kg/d+0.5mg/d) or to the MPH+PLCO (1mg/kg/d+placebo) condition...
December 10, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212888/long-term-use-of-metformin-in-idiopathic-cyclic-edema-report-of-thirteen-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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S Soudet, M Lambert, G Lefèvre, H Maillard, D Huglo, P Y Hatron
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic cyclic edema (ICE) is a rare cause of edema. To date, there is no standard of care. The physiopathology of ICE could be explained by an impairment of capillary permeability. In 1995, a study demonstrated the efficacy of metformin on symptoms and capillary permeability. We evaluated ICE-patients who were treated with metformin in our department. METHODS: We retrospectively included patients diagnosed for ICE between January 1997 and October 2013...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211028/short-term-supra-physiological-rhgh-administration-induces-transient-dna-damage-in-peripheral-lymphocytes-of-healthy-women
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C Fantini, P Sgrò, M Pittaluga, A de Perini, I Dimauro, A Sartorio, D Caporossi, L Di Luigi
PURPOSE: While a good safety for recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) therapy at replacement doses is recognized, a possible link between high concentration of the GH-IGF-I axis hormones and side negative effect has been reported. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether a short-term exposure to supra-physiological doses of rhGH may affect DNA integrity in human lymphocytes (PBL). METHODS: Eighteen healthy Caucasian female (24.2 ± 3.5 years) were randomly included in a Control (n = 9) and rhGH administration group (n = 9, 3-week treatment)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209488/postoperative-maintenance-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-and-endometrioma-recurrence-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Yi-Jen Chen, Teh-Fu Hsu, Ben-Shian Huang, Hsiao-Wen Tsai, Yen-Hou Chang, Peng-Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: According to three randomized trials, levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system significantly reduced recurrent endometriosis- related pelvic pain at postoperative year 1. Only a few studies have evaluated the long-term effectiveness of the devicefor preventing endometrioma recurrence, and the effects of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system as a maintenance therapy remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a maintenance levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is effective for preventing postoperative endometrioma recurrence...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209485/effects-of-clozapine-on-adipokine-secretions-productions-and-lipid-droplets-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Tomomi Tsubai, Akira Yoshimi, Yoji Hamada, Makoto Nakao, Hiroshi Arima, Yutaka Oiso, Yukihiro Noda
Clozapine, a second-generation antipsychotic (SGA), is a cause of side effects related to metabolic syndrome. The participation of serotonin 5-HT2C and histamine H1 receptors in the central nervous system has been reported as a mechanism of the weight gain caused by clozapine. In the present study, we investigated the direct pharmacological action of clozapine on the 3T3-L1 adipocytes and compared it to that of blonanserin, an SGA with low affinity for both receptors. Short-term exposure to clozapine decreased secretion and mRNA expression of leptin...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207880/skeletal-muscle-metabolic-adaptations-to-endurance-exercise-training-are-attainable-in-mice-with-simvastatin-treatment
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William M Southern, Anna S Nichenko, Daniel D Shill, Corey C Spencer, Nathan T Jenkins, Kevin K McCully, Jarrod A Call
We tested the hypothesis that a 6-week regimen of simvastatin would attenuate skeletal muscle adaptation to low-intensity exercise. Male C57BL/6J wildtype mice were subjected to 6-weeks of voluntary wheel running or normal cage activities with or without simvastatin treatment (20 mg/kg/d, n = 7-8 per group). Adaptations in in vivo fatigue resistance were determined by a treadmill running test, and by ankle plantarflexor contractile assessment. The tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and plantaris muscles were evaluated for exercised-induced mitochondrial adaptations (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207840/using-the-hephaistos-orthotic-device-to-study-countermeasure-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-dietary-lupin-protein-supplementation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jochen Zange, Kathrin Schopen, Kirsten Albracht, Darius A Gerlach, Petra Frings-Meuthen, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Wilhelm Bloch, Jörn Rittweger
PURPOSE: The present study investigated whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation for 20 min twice a day with an electrode placed over the soleus muscle and nutritional supplementation with 19 g of protein rich lupin seeds can reduce the loss in volume and strength of the human calf musculature during long term unloading by wearing an orthotic unloading device. METHODS: Thirteen healthy male subjects (age of 26.4 ± 3.7 years) wore a Hephaistos orthosis one leg for 60 days during all habitual activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207788/self-complementary-adeno-associated-virus-serotype-6-mediated-knockdown-of-adamts4-induces-long-term-and-effective-enhancement-of-aggrecan-in-degenerative-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-a-new-therapeutic-approach-for-intervertebral-disc-disorders
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Demissew Shenegelegn Mern, Anja Tschugg, Sebastian Hartmann, Claudius Thomé
Inhibition of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, which is often accompanied by painful inflammatory and immunopathological processes, is challenging. Current IVD gene therapeutic approaches are based on adenoviral gene delivery systems, which are limited by immune reactions to their viral proteins. Their applications in IVDs near to sensitive neural structure could provoke toxicity and immunological side-effects with neurological deficits. Self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors, which do not express any viral gene and are not linked with any known disease in humans, are attractive therapeutic gene delivery vectors in degenerative IVDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207630/clinical-trials-for-immunosuppression-in-transplantation-the-case-for-reform-and-change-in-direction
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Philip J O'Connell, Dirk Kuypers, Roslyn R Mannon, Michael Abecassis, Stephen Chadban, John S Gill, Barbara Murphy, Peter W Nickerson, Jesse D Schold, Peter Stock, Daniel Seron, Rita Alloway, Jonathan Bromberg, Klemens Budde, Stanley Jordan, Christophe Legendre, Carmen Lefaucheur, Minnie Sarwall, Dorry Segev, Mark D Stegall, Stefan G Tullius, Germaine Wong, E Steve Woodle, Nancy Ascher, Randall E Morris
Currently trials of immunosuppression in transplantation are in decline because their objectives remain focused on improving acute rejection rates and graft survival in the first 12 months. With 1 year renal graft survival rates of greater than 90% the best that can be hoped for is noninferiority trial outcomes compared to current standard of care. Current trial design is not leading to novel therapies improving long term outcomes and safety, and hence important unmet clinical needs in transplantation remain unanswered...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207511/autoimmune-hepatitis-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-case-reports-of-a-rare-but-important-diagnosis-with-therapeutic-implications
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Leila Kia, Adam Beattie, Richard M Green
RATIONALE: Chronic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV. However, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in patients with HIV has rarely been reported. Our aim was to evaluate a cohort of patients with HIV and AIH and identify clinical presentations and outcomes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Management of autoimmune hepatitis in context of human immunodeficiency virus, long-term outcomes, and safety in setting of underlying immunocompromised state...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205099/evaluation-of-potentially-drug-related-patient-reported-common-symptoms-assessed-during-clinical-medication-reviews-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Tim W A Schoenmakers, Martina Teichert, Michel Wensing, Peter A G M de Smet
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare professionals tend to consider common non-alarming drug-related symptoms to be of little clinical relevance. However, such symptoms can have a substantial impact on the individual patient. Insight into patient-reported symptoms could aid pharmacists to identify improvements in medication treatment, for instance in the patient interview at the start of a clinical medication review (CMR). OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to describe the numbers and types of patient-reported symptoms assessed during a CMR and to elucidate their potential association with the drugs in use...
February 15, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202530/therapeutic-potential-of-bacteria-against-solid-tumors
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Haralampos Hatzikirou, Juan Carlos Lopez Alfonso, Sara Leschner, Siegfried Weiss, Michael Meyer-Hermann
Intentional bacterial infections can produce efficacious anti-tumor responses in mice, rats, dogs and humans. However, low overall success rates and intense side-effects prevent such approaches from being employed clinically. In this work, we titered bacteria and/or the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α in a set of established murine models of cancer. To interpret the experiments conducted, we considered and calibrated a tumor-effector cell recruitment model under the influence of functional tumor-associated vasculature...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199197/childhood-cancers-and-systems-medicine
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William L Stone, Kathryn J Klopfenstein, M J Hajianpour, Marcela I Popescu, Cathleen M Cook, Koymangalath Krishnan
Despite major advances in treatment, pediatric cancers in the 5-16 age group remain the most common cause of disease death, and one out of eight children with cancer will not survive. Among children that do survive, some 60% suffer from late effects such as cancer recurrence and increased risk of obesity. This paper will provide a broad overview of pediatric oncology in the context of systems medicine. Systems medicine utilizes an integrative approach that relies on patient information gained from omics technology...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198979/root-length-and-alveolar-bone-level-of-impacted-canines-and-adjacent-teeth-after-orthodontic-traction-a-long-term-evaluation
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Aldir Cordeiro da Silva, Anderson Capistrano, Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin, Maurício de Almeida Cardoso, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Leopoldino Capelozza
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the long-term effects of orthodontic traction on root length and alveolar bone level in impacted canines and adjacent teeth. Material and Methods: Sample consisted of 16 patients (nine males and seven females), mean initial age 11 years and 8 months presenting with unilaterally maxillary impacted canines, palatally displaced, treated with the same surgical and orthodontic approach. Teeth from the impacted-canine side were assigned as Group I (GI), and contralateral teeth as control, Group II (GII)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198750/relentless-placoid-chorioretinitis-successful-long-term-treatment-with-intravitreal-triamcinolone
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Daniel B Roth, Sheila Ballintine, Dimosthenis Mantopoulos, Jonathan Prenner, Howard F Fine
PURPOSE: To report a case of relentless placoid chorioretinitis (ampiginous choroiditis) treated with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA). METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 34-year-old pregnant woman with a history of poor visual acuity in her left eye, secondary to an undetermined cause, developed an acute painless central scotoma and blurred vision in the right eye. The examination revealed decreased visual acuity, active inflammatory placoid choroidal lesions in the posterior pole, and mid-periphery with sharp disk margins and normal-appearing vasculature...
February 14, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198567/sirolimus-for-vincristine-resistant-kasabach-merritt-phenomenon-report-of-eight-patients
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Huaijie Wang, Yitao Duan, Ya Gao, Xinkui Guo
BACKGROUND: The use of sirolimus for patients with multidrug-resistant Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) has been reported in recent years. We present the experience of a single center in treating vincristine-resistant KMP using sirolimus alone. METHODS: Children with vincristine-resistant KMP who were treated with oral sirolimus alone were eligible for inclusion in the study. We evaluated responses according to graded response criteria and acute toxicities according to the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195548/herbal-approach-in-the-treatment-of-pancytopenia
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Siddhi Manohar Bagwe, Pravin Popatrao Kale, Lokesh Kumar Bhatt, Kedar S Prabhavalkar
Pancytopenia is a health condition in which there is a reduction in the amount of leucocytes, erythrocytes and thrombocytes. If more than one of the blood cells is low then the condition is called as bicytopenia. The pancytopenic condition is observed in treatment of diseased conditions like thalassemia and hepatitis C. Iatrogenically pancytopenia is caused by some antibiotics and anti-HCV drugs. Medical conditions like aplastic anaemia, lymphoma, copper deficiency, and so forth can also cause pancytopenia...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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