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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149825/dopamine-agonists-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Saba Khanam, Yasir Hasan Siddique
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra pars compacta. Despite of many researches, there is still no cure for this disease. Levodopa is first line treatment of PD, but the long term use of it leads to motor impairments and dyskinesias. The dopamine agonists are the preferred choice for the treatment of PD. They are neuroprotective in nature but also have side effects. In this review, we highlighted the metabolism of dopamine, different types of dopamine agonists with their properties and possible side effects...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149458/hormone-therapy-and-patients-satisfaction-with-treatment-in-a-large-cohort-of-diverse-disorders-of-sex-development-dsd
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Anna Nordenström, Robert Röhle, Ute Thyen, Claire Bouvattier, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Nicole Reisch, Hedi Claahsen van der Grinten, Aude Brac de la Perriere, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Birgit Köhler
OBJECTIVES: To describe and investigate the hormone treatments in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development (DSD), and the patients own views on their treatment. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional clinical evaluation, dsd-LIFE in six European countries from 02/2014 to 09/2015. PARTICIPANTS: 1040 adolescents and adults (≥16 years) with different DSD conditions. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Hormone replacement, information received and patient satisfaction...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149387/analgosedation-in-paediatric-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-practice-pitfalls-and-possibilities
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N Ketharanathan, Y Yamamoto, U Rohlwink, E D Wildschut, M Hunfeld, E C M de Lange, D Tibboel
Analgosedation is a fundamental part of traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment guidelines, encompassing both first and second tier supportive strategies. Worldwide analgosedation practices continue to be heterogeneous due to the low level of evidence in treatment guidelines (level III) and the choice of analgosedative drugs is made by the treating clinician. Current practice is thus empirical and may result in unfavourable (often hemodynamic) side effects. This article presents an overview of current analgosedation practices in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and addresses pitfalls both in the short and long term...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149145/endoscopic-epidural-laser-decompression-versus-transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-annuloplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Chang Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Lumbar radicular pain often results from lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degenerative spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, such as nucleo-annuloplasty or epiduroscopic neural decompression by laser, have been devised to treat such pain. OBJECTIVE: The short-term outcomes of disc decompression by endoscopic epidural laser decompression (EELD) or transforaminal epiduroscopic laser annuloplasty (TELA) were compared in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146391/small-diameter-hysteroscopic-metroplasty-for-a-septate-uterus-after-open-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-trachelectomy
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Akimasa Takahashi, Hiroyuki Kanao, Nobuhiro Takeshima
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe a two-step fertility preservation technique for early-stage cervical cancer of a patient with a complete septate uterus. DESIGN: A step-by-step demonstration and explanation of the technique in a surgical video (Canadian Task Force Classification III). SETTING: Center for cancer, a tertiary referral center. The patient provided informed consent to use images and videos of the procedure. Institutional Review Board approval was not required for this kind of procedure...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145816/renal-failure-during-chemotherapy-renal-biopsy-for-assessing-subacute-nephrotoxicity-of-pemetrexed
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Maureen Assayag, Philippe Rouvier, Marion Gauthier, Ghania Costel, Philippe Cluzel, Lucile Mercadal, Gilbert Deray, Corinne Isnard Bagnis
BACKGROUND: Pemetrexed, a multitargeted antifolate cytotoxic agent, is currently used primarily in combination with cisplatin for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and for malignant mesothelioma. Acute renal toxicity of pemetrexed has been recently described with polychemotherapy, in which the individual responsibility of each drug is difficult to establish. Only one recent report documents renal involvement in long-term exposed patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on a case of rapidly progressive nephropathy leading to the cessation of platinum salts and the secondary interruption of pemetrexed and bevacizumab...
November 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145317/complete-remission-and-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-melanoma-metastases-treated-with-high-dose-fever-inducing-viscum-album-extract-a-case-report
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Paul G Werthmann, Alexander Hintze, Gunver S Kienle
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic malignant cutaneous melanoma (MCM)-a highly immunogenic cancer-typically has a poor prognosis. Viscum album extracts (VAEs) have strong immune-stimulating, apoptogenic, and cytotoxic effects. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old MCM patient with newly diagnosed lymph node metastases opted for sole VAE treatment. VAEs were initially applied subcutaneously, and then later in exceptionally high, fever-inducing doses, both intravenously and intralesionally...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143984/crispr-cas9-mediated-knockout-of-lim-domain-only-4-retards-organ-of-corti-cell-growth
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Rajamani Rathinam, Rita Rosati, Samson Jamesdaniel
Lim-domain only 4 (LMO4) plays a critical role in mediating the ototoxic side-effects of cisplatin, a highly effective anti-cancer drug. However, the signaling mechanism by which cochlear LMO4 mediates otopathology is yet to be fully understood. Knockout cell culture models are useful tools for investigating the functional roles of novel genes and delineating associated signaling pathways. Therefore, LMO4 knockout organ of Corti cells were generated by using the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) system...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143871/head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-children-a-20-year-retrospective-study-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Sophia Marie Häußler, Carmen Stromberger, Heidi Olze, Georg Seifert, Steffen Knopke, Arne Böttcher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) of the head and neck in pediatric patients with regard to clinical presentation, treatment, and survival. METHODS: Data were retrospectively obtained from patient charts with regard to RMS of the head and neck diagnosed between 1996 and 2016 at a tertiary referral center. Clinical course, treatment modalities, and side effects were analyzed. Survival analysis was carried out using the Kaplan-Meier method...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142786/extraordinary-clinical-benefit-to-sequential-treatment-with-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-of-a-braf-v600e-and-pd-l1-positive-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Shuyu D Li, Annia Martial, Alexa B Schrock, Jane J Liu
Background: The treatment algorithm for metastatic non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) has been evolving rapidly due to the development of new therapeutic agents. Although guidelines are provided by National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for treatment options according to biomarker testing results, sequentially applying the three main modalities (chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy) remains an ad hoc practice in clinic. In light of recent FDA approval of dabrafenib and trametinib combination for metastatic NSCLCs with BRAF V600E mutation, one question arises due to insufficient clinical data is if the targeted therapy should be used before immunotherapy in patients with both BRAF V600E and PD-L1 expression...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141796/high-dose-biotin-as-treatment-for-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Gary Birnbaum, Jessica Stulc
BACKGROUND: Published data suggested high dose biotin improved patients with progressive MS. We wished to determine benefits and side effects of administering daily high dose biotin to patients with progressive multiple sclerosis in a large MS specialty clinic. METHODS: Forty-three patients with progressive multiple scleroses were prescribed pharmaceutical grade biotin as a single daily dose of 300mg/day. Brain MRIs were performed at baseline and after one year on biotin...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141532/seizures-and-antiepileptic-drugs-from-pathophysiology-to-clinical-practice
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Nihan CarCaka, Cigdem Ozkara
Recurrent, spontaneous seizure activity caused by abnormal neuronal firing in the brain is a hallmark of epilepsy, a common chronic neurological disorder. Recent research that has expanded the knowledge of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that modulate neuronal excitability and network activity in the brain provides the development and discovery of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). AED therapy starts with the selection of the most appropriate drug for individual patient on the basis of strategic decision of the risk-benefit ratio...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141069/a-novel-multi-targeting-approach-to-treating-hair-loss-using-standardized-nutraceuticals
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Patricia K Farris, Nicole Rogers, Amy McMichael, Sophia Kogan
<p>Hair loss is a complicated problem that causes significant concern for those who are affected. Patients seeking medical treatment have limited options that include topical minoxidil and oral finasteride. While these treatments are backed by long term clinical use and research outcomes, many patients find topical minoxidil difficult to incorporate into their daily routine and some are concerned with the side effects associated with finasteride. In the office setting, patients may be treated with more invasive procedures such as platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and hair transplantation, treatments that often must be repeated and can lead to a costly investment...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140537/using-normal-and-high-pulse-coverage-with-picosecond-laser-treatment-of-wrinkles-and-acne-scarring-long-term-clinical-observations
#15
Christine Dierickx
OBJECTIVE: The picosecond 755 nm alexandrite laser using a diffractive lens array has demonstrated consistent clinical efficacy for improving the appearance of acne scarring and wrinkles amongst other benefits. This small pilot study is to assess the difference, if any, in clinical benefit if a higher than the standard protocol for number of pulses delivered to a tissue area is used compared to the standard protocol guidelines. METHOD: Seven subjects received treatment to one side of the face with a standard protocol number of laser pulses with the other side of the face receiving higher than standard number of pulses from the same 755 nm picosecond laser using an additional diffractive lens array...
November 15, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139105/preoperative-medical-therapy-before-surgery-for-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Anne Lethaby, Lucian Puscasiu, Beverley Vollenhoven
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids occur in up to 40% of women aged over 35 years. Some are asymptomatic, but up to 50% cause symptoms that warrant therapy. Symptoms include anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea, infertility and low quality of life. Surgery is the first choice of treatment. In recent years, medical therapies have been used before surgery to improve intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. However, such therapies tend to be expensive.Fibroid growth is stimulated by oestrogen...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138572/current-status-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Akihiro Ohmoto, Shinichi Yachida
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs), which play a key role in DNA damage/repair pathways, have been developed as antitumor agents based on the concept of synthetic lethality. Synthetic lethality is the idea that cell death would be efficiently induced by simultaneous loss of function of plural key molecules, for example, by exposing tumor cells with inactivating gene mutation of BRCA-mediated DNA repair to chemically induced inhibition of PARPs. Indeed, three PARP inhibitors, olaparib, rucaparib and niraparib have already been approved in the US or Europe, mainly for the treatment of BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135458/immediate-effects-of-osteopathic-treatment-versus-therapeutic-exercise-on-patients-with-chronic-cervical-pain
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Xabier Galindez-Ibarbengoetxea, Igor Setuain, Robinson Ramírez-Velez, Lars L Andersen, Miriam González-Izal, Andoni Jauregi, Mikel Izquierdo
Context • Alternatives to medication for immediate pain relief are needed because long-term use of pain medication has been associated with adverse effects. High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation techniques (MTs) and craniocervical flexion (CCF) exercises have been frequently used in the management of chronic cervical pain. Objective • The study intended to compare the immediate effects on pain of a treatment using HVLA manipulation versus one using a CCF exercise protocol. Design • The research team designed a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial...
November 14, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133119/towards-topical-microrna-directed-therapy-for-epidermal-disorders
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REVIEW
Kehinde Ross
There remains an unmet need dermatological need for innovative topical agents that achieve better long term outcomes with fewer side effects. Modulation of the expression and activity of microRNA (miRNAs) represents an emerging translational framework for the development of such innovative therapies because changes in the expression of one miRNA can have wide-ranging effects on diverse cellular processes associated with disease. In this short review, the roles of miRNA in epidermal development, psoriasis, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and re-epithelisation are highlighted...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132913/beta2-adrenergic-receptor-silencing-change-intraocular-pressure-in-new-zealand-rabbits
#20
Patricia Loma, Ana Guzman-Aranguez, Maria J Perez de Lara, Jesus Pintor
PURPOSE/AIM: Glaucoma consists of a group of progressive optic neuropathies that are characterized by degeneration of the optic nerve and irreversible visual filed loss. Elevated intraocular pressure is the only proven treatable risk factor and commercial products used for glaucoma treatment are focused in lowering intraocular pressure. These drugs can have various undesirable side effects and this invites to look for new strategies. The purpose of this work is to study the use of a siRNA (small interfering RNA) to selectively silence beta2 adrenergic receptors and to see whether it reduces IOP (intraocular pressure)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Optometry
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