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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738372/advances-in-oral-appliances-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#1
Ofer Jacobowitz
Oral appliances that advance the mandible are widely used as alternatives to positive airway pressure (PAP) devices or as primary therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. Although PAP is more efficacious at lowering the polysomnographic indices of OSA, the clinical effectiveness of PAP and oral appliances is similar, and patients are more likely to adhere to oral appliance therapy than to PAP treatment. Clinical examination is used to determine the candidacy of oral appliances and to select a particular appliance for a given patient...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735175/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-biomimetic-platform-for-tumor-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-and-hypoxia-amplified-bioreductive-therapy
#2
Shi-Ying Li, Hong Cheng, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Lu Zhang, Shuang-Shuang Wan, Jing-Yue Zeng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
Modulating tumor microenvironment to amplify the therapeutic efficiency would be a novel strategy for effective cancer treatment. In this work, based on the TPZ-loaded porphyrinic metal organic framework PCN-224 (PCN stands for porous coordination network), a cancer cell membrane-coated nanoplatform (TPZ@PCN@Mem) was fabricated for tumor targeted PDT and the successively resulting hypoxia-amplified bioreductive therapy. After administration, TPZ@PCN@Mem exhibited the selective accumulation and long-term retention at tumor tissue due to the immune escape and homologous targeting endowed by the cancer membrane coating...
July 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734080/transumbilical-laparoendoscopic-single-site-radical-prostatectomy-and-cystectomy-with-the-aid-of-transurethral-port-a-feasibility-study
#3
Jian Su, Qingyi Zhu, Lin Yuan, Yang Zhang, Qingling Zhang, Yunfei Wei
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the surgical technique and report early outcomes of transurethral assisted laparoendoscopic single-site radical prostatectomy (LESS-RP) and cystectomy (LESS-RC) in a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2014 and March 2016, 114 cases were performed LESS-RP and LESS-RC, including LESS-RP (n=68), LESS-RC with cutaneous ureterostomy (LESS-RC/CU) (n=38) and LESS-RC with orthotopic ileal neobladder (LESS-RC/OIN) (n=8)...
July 22, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733619/maternal-dendrimer-based-therapy-for-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth-and-perinatal-brain-injury
#4
Jun Lei, Jason M Rosenzweig, Manoj K Mishra, Wael Alshehri, Flavia Brancusi, Mike McLane, Ahmad Almalki, Rudhab Bahabry, Hattan Arif, Rayyan Rozzah, Ghada Alyousif, Yahya Shabi, Nader Alhehaily, Wenyu Zhong, Andrea Facciabene, Sujatha Kannan, Rangaramanujam M Kannan, Irina Burd
Preterm birth is a major risk factor for adverse neurological outcomes in ex-preterm children, including motor, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities. N-acetyl-L-cysteine therapy has been used in clinical studies; however, it requires doses that cause significant side effects. In this study, we explore the effect of low dose N-acetyl-L-cysteine therapy, delivered using a targeted, systemic, maternal, dendrimer nanoparticle (DNAC), in a mouse model of intrauterine inflammation. Our results demonstrated that intraperitoneal maternal DNAC administration significantly reduced the preterm birth rate and altered placental immune profile with decreased CD8(+) T-cell infiltration...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733096/brachial-vein-transposition-is-a-promising-ultimate-upper-limb-autologous-arteriovenous-angioaccess-despite-its-many-pitfalls
#5
Lamisse Karam, Marek Rawa, Richard Shoenfeld, Pierre Bourquelot
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the possibility of using the brachial veins despite their deep location, small caliber, and thin wall. METHODS: There were 64 patients without superficial veins who were eligible for two-stage brachial vein transposition (BrVT); 54 patients were on hemodialysis, 9 patients had sickle cell disease, and 1 patient had long-term parenteral nutrition. Preoperative imaging was performed with color duplex ultrasound as well as venography for suspected central vein stenosis...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732818/adherence-to-copd-treatment-myth-and-reality
#6
REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
COPD is a chronic disease in which effective management requires long-term adherence to pharmacotherapies but the level of adhesion to the prescribed medications is very low and this has a negative influence on outcomes. There are several approaches to detect non-adherence, such as pharmacy refill methods, electronic monitoring, and self-report measures, but they are all burdened with important limitations. Medication adherence in COPD is multifactorial and is affected by patients (health beliefs, cognitive abilities, self-efficacy, comorbidities, psychological profile, conscientiousness), physicians (method of administration, dosing regimen, polypharmacy, side effects), and society (patient-prescriber relationship, social support, access to medication, device training, follow-up)...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732544/high-grade-bursal-side-partial-rotator-cuff-tears-comparison-of-mid-and-long-term-results-following-arthroscopic-repair-after-conversion-to-a-full-thickness-tear
#7
Nuri Aydin, Bedri Karaismailoglu
BACKGROUND: Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are one of the leading causes of shoulder dysfunction. Successful results have been reported with different treatment techniques, but the long-term consequences of these procedures are not yet clearly known. The purposes of this study were to evaluate and compare the mid- and long-term clinical outcomes of arthroscopically repaired bursal-side PTRCTs after conversion to full-thickness tears and identify the possible effects of age, gender, and hand dominance on clinical outcomes...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730851/agomelatine-for-the-treatment-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#8
Massimiliano Buoli, Silvia Grassi, Marta Serati, A Carlo Altamura
Agomelatine is a melatonergic antidepressant, approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Europe and Australia, but not in the United States. This compound seems to be promising in the short-term and maintenance treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Areas covered: This paper presents an evaluation of the available data about the clinical efficacy and tolerability of agomelatine in the treatment of GAD. Expert opinion: First-line GAD treatments are limited by high rates of lack of clinical response...
July 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730648/calcineurin-inhibitor-withdrawal-or-tapering-for-kidney-transplant-recipients
#9
REVIEW
Krishna M Karpe, Girish S Talaulikar, Giles D Walters
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) can reduce acute transplant rejection and immediate graft loss but are associated with significant adverse effects such as hypertension and nephrotoxicity which may contribute to chronic rejection. CNI toxicity has led to numerous studies investigating CNI withdrawal and tapering strategies. Despite this, uncertainty remains about minimisation or withdrawal of CNI. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to look at the benefits and harms of CNI tapering or withdrawal in terms of graft function and loss, incidence of acute rejection episodes, treatment-related side effects (hypertension, hyperlipidaemia) and death...
July 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730266/-malignant-melanoma-current-status
#10
REVIEW
J K Winkler, K Buder-Bakhaya, A Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, A Enk, J C Hassel
CLINICAL ISSUE: The incidence of malignant melanoma is continuously increasing. The prognosis of metastatic disease is still limited. STANDARD TREATMENT: Until a few years ago palliative chemotherapy with a limited response rate was the standard treatment for metastatic melanoma. TREATMENT INNOVATIONS: Immunotherapy and targeted therapy provide new treatment options. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have significantly improved the prognosis. DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP: Regional lymph node sonography, computed tomography (CT) of the neck, chest and abdomen and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are routinely used...
July 20, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727900/head-midline-position-for-preventing-the-occurrence-or-extension-of-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
#11
REVIEW
Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to constitute the major risk factor for development of germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GM-IVH). Head position may affect cerebral hemodynamics and thus may be involved indirectly in development of GM-IVH. Turning the head toward one side may functionally occlude jugular venous drainage on the ipsilateral side while increasing intracranial pressure and cerebral blood volume. Thus, it has been suggested that cerebral venous pressure is reduced and hydrostatic brain drainage improved if the patient is in supine midline position with the bed tilted 30°...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727715/a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-of-postpartum-wrist-pain-in-an-urban-chinese-population-its-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Regina W S Sit, Wing-Hung Tam, Dicken C C Chan, Benjamin H K Yip, Lucia W Y Tam, Lyan L Y Chow, Vincent C H Chung, Roger Y Chung, Samuel Y S Wong
BACKGROUND: Wrist pain after childbirth is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Little is known about the prevalence of this musculoskeletal disorder which is important to overall maternal health. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of and risk factors for de novo wrist pain in women after childbirth. STUDY DESIGN: A pilot cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A telephone interview was conducted 2 months after childbirth among women who delivered at a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726075/effectiveness-adverse-effects-and-drug-compliance-of-long-acting-injectable-risperidone-in-children-and-adolescents
#13
Mehmet Fatih Ceylan, Betül Erdogan, Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Esra Cop
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the use of oral risperidone in children and adolescents has been well studied, there is little information on the intramuscular use of long-acting injectable risperidone (LAIR). The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness and adverse effects of LAIR in children and adolescents with conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. METHODS: In total, 42 patients (age range 12-17 years) who were non-adherent to oral antipsychotic drugs, received 25 mg/day of LAIR intramuscularly every 2 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725939/escalated-cocaine-binges-in-rats-enduring-effects-of-social-defeat-stress-or-intra-vta-crf
#14
Michael Z Leonard, Joseph F DeBold, Klaus A Miczek
RATIONALE: Exposure to intermittent social defeat stress elicits corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) release into the VTA and induces long-term modulation of mesocorticolimbic dopamine activity in rats. These adaptations are associated with an intense cocaine-taking phenotype, which is prevented by CRF receptor antagonists. OBJECTIVE: The present studies examine whether infusion of CRF into the VTA is sufficient to escalate cocaine-taking behavior, in the absence of social defeat experience...
July 18, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725596/utility-of-trigger-point-injection-as-an-adjunct-to-physical-therapy-in-men-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
#15
Nicholas N Tadros, Anup B Shah, Daniel A Shoskes
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is often associated with pelvic floor muscle spasm. While pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is effective, some men are unable to resolve their symptoms and have residual trigger points (TPs). TP injection has been used for treatment in several neuromuscular pain syndromes. The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and side effects of TP injection in men with CP/CPPS and pelvic floor spasm refractory to PT...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725242/focal-application-of-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-study
#16
S Sara Mahdavi, Ingrid T Spadinger, Septimiu E Salcudean, Piotr Kozlowski, Silvia D Chang, Tony Ng, Julio Lobo, Guy Nir, Hamid Moradi, Michael Peacock, W James Morris
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and to report the early outcomes of focal treatment of prostate cancer using low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-PB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were screened with multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), 14 of whom proceeded to receive trans-perineal template mapping biopsy (TTMB). Focal LDR-PB was performed on five eligible patients using dual air kerma strength treatment plans based on planning target volumes derived from cancer locations and determined by TTMB...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723517/practice-patterns-compared-with-evidence-based-strategies-for-the-management-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-induced-side-effects-in-prostate-cancer-patients-results-of-a-european-web-based-survey
#17
Renée Bultijnck, Cristian Surcel, Guillaume Ploussard, Alberto Briganti, Pieter De Visschere, Jurgen Fütterer, Pirus Ghadjar, Gianluca Giannarini, Hendrik Isbarn, Christophe Massard, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Massimo Valerio, Roderick van den Bergh, Piet Ost
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based recommendations are available for the management of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)-induced side effects; however, there are no data on the implementation of the recommendations into daily practice patterns. OBJECTIVE: To compare practice patterns in the management of ADT-induced side effects with evidence-based strategies. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A European Web-based survey was conducted from January 16, 2015, to June 24, 2015...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722800/role-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-in-glucocorticoid-response-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Marianna Lucafò, Alessia Di Silvestre, Maurizio Romano, Alice Avian, Roberta Antonelli, Stefano Martelossi, Samuele Naviglio, Alberto Tommasini, Gabriele Stocco, Alessandro Ventura, M D Giuliana Decorti, Sara De Iudicibus
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely employed in inflammatory, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, and, despite the introduction of novel therapies, remain the first-line treatment for inducing remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Given the high incidence of suboptimal response, associated with a significant number of side effects, that are particularly severe in paediatric patients, the identification of subjects that are most likely to respond poorly to GCs is extremely important. Recent evidence suggests that the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 could be a potential marker of GC resistance...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722106/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-exercise-role-in-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease
#19
REVIEW
Bente Klarlund Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Persistent inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). AIMS: The aim of this review was to provide the reader with an update of the mechanisms whereby exercise-induced cytokines may impact cardiometabolic diseases. RESULTS: Evidence exists that interleukin (IL)-1β is involved in pancreatic β-cell damage, whereas TNF-α is a key molecule in peripheral insulin resistance...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721859/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-the-inactivated-hepatitis-a-vaccine-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-on-methotrexate-treatment-a-matched-case-control-study
#20
Despoina N Maritsi, Susan E Coffin, Ioanna Argyri, George Vartzelis, Nick Spyridis, Maria N Tsolia
OBJECTIVES: To describe the immunogenicity and side effects of immunisation against hepatitis A virus (HAV) in JIA patients on methotrexate treatment, who have not been previously exposed to HAV. METHODS: Case-control study performed in JIA patients and healthy controls matched on age and gender. The subjects received two doses of inactivated anti-HAV vaccine (720 mIU/ml) intramuscularly at 0 and 6 months. Seroconversion, seroprotection rates and anti-HAV-IgG titres were measured at 1, 7 and 18 months...
July 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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