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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095356/a-systems-pharmacology-perspective-to-decipher-the-mechanism-of-action-of-parangichakkai-chooranam-a-siddha-formulation-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
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Sudharsana Sundarrajan, Mohanapriya Arumugam
Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing immune mediated disorder of the skin. The disease presents itself with well featured clinical and histological characteristics however the aetiology of the disease still remains obscure. The current systemic therapies aim to eliminate the symptoms of disease rather than offering a complete cure. Parangichakkai chooranam (PC), a Siddha oral herbal formulation has been widely prescribed for the treatment of psoriasis. Though the medication is highly prescribed by the Siddha healers the mechanism of PC for the treatment of psoriasis remains to be elucidated...
January 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089908/human-aml-ipscs-reacquire-leukemic-properties-after-differentiation-and-model-clonal-variation-of-disease
#2
Mark P Chao, Andrew J Gentles, Susmita Chatterjee, Feng Lan, Andreas Reinisch, M Ryan Corces, Seethu Xavy, Jinfeng Shen, Daniel Haag, Soham Chanda, Rahul Sinha, Rachel M Morganti, Toshinobu Nishimura, Mohamed Ameen, Haodi Wu, Marius Wernig, Joseph C Wu, Ravindra Majeti
Understanding the relative contributions of genetic and epigenetic abnormalities to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) should assist integrated design of targeted therapies. In this study, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from AML patient samples harboring MLL rearrangements and found that they retained leukemic mutations but reset leukemic DNA methylation/gene expression patterns. AML-iPSCs lacked leukemic potential, but when differentiated into hematopoietic cells, they reacquired the ability to give rise to leukemia in vivo and reestablished leukemic DNA methylation/gene expression patterns, including an aberrant MLL signature...
December 26, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056337/marked-enteropathy-in-an-accelerated-macaque-model-of-aids
#3
Joshua D Croteau, Elizabeth L Engle, Suzanne E Queen, Erin N Shirk, M Christine Zink
Enteropathy in HIV infection is not eliminated with combination antiretroviral therapy and is possibly linked to microbial translocation. We used a rapidly progressing SIV/pigtailed macaque model of HIV to examine enteropathy and microbial translocation. Histologic evidence of intestinal disease was observed in only half of infected macaques during late-stage infection (LSI). Combination antiretroviral therapy initiated during acute infection prevented intestinal disease. In the ileum and colon, enteropathy was associated with increased caspase-3 staining, decreased CD3(+) T cells, and increased SIV-infected cells...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049486/towards-eliminating-malaria-in-high-endemic-countries-the-roles-of-community-health-workers-and-related-cadres-and-their-challenges-in-integrated-community-case-management-for-malaria-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bruno F Sunguya, Linda B Mlunde, Rakesh Ayer, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Human resource for health crisis has impaired global efforts against malaria in highly endemic countries. To address this, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended scaling-up of community health workers (CHWs) and related cadres owing to their documented success in malaria and other disease prevention and management. Evidence is inconsistent on the roles and challenges they encounter in malaria interventions. This systematic review aims to summarize evidence on roles and challenges of CHWs and related cadres in integrated community case management for malaria (iCCM)...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027324/insecticide-and-repellent-mixture-pour-on-protects-cattle-against-animal-trypanosomosis
#5
Geoffrey Gimonneau, Yaya Alioum, Mamoudou Abdoulmoumini, Andre Zoli, Bylah Cene, Hassane Adakal, Jérémy Bouyer
BACKGROUND: African animal trypanosomosis (AAT), transmitted by tsetse flies and tick-borne diseases are the main constraints to livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. Vector control methods such as pour-on offer individual protection against ticks but not against tsetse so far, for which protection has always been communal, through a reduction of their density. The latter requires the treatment of a large part of the herd in a given landscape and is not instantaneous. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Two prospective surveys were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and persistence of a pour-on formulation composed of cypermetrhin, chlorpyrifos, piperonyl butoxid and citronella (Vectoclor, CEVA Santé Animal)...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011170/antiprotozoal-drug-nitazoxanide-enhances-parasitemia-tissue-lesions-and-mortality-caused-by-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-murine-model
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Juan Salvador Valle-Reyes, Valery Melnikov, Oxana Dobrovinskaya, Alejandrina Rodriguez-Hernández, Cristina Wookee-Zea, Víctor Pimientel-Rodrigez, Gabriela Rueda-Valdovinos, Iván Delgado-Enciso, Uriel A López-Lemus, Francisco Espinoza-Gómez
Chagas' disease is caused by unicellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is endemic throughout Latin America, but nowadays has become a global challenge due to tourism and migration. Non-treated infection may result in health-threatening complications and lead to death. Current medications for this infection are nifurtimox (NFT) and benznidazol. Both drugs may cause side effects and are ineffective in the chronic phase. Therefore, new antichagasic compounds are urgently required. Nitazoxanide (NTZ) is a broad spectrum antiparasitic drug, proposed recently as a potential candidate to be added to the list of essential medicines for integrated neglected tropical disease control and elimination...
December 21, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008425/quantitative-pet-mri-evaluation-and-application-in-dementia
#7
Yongxia Zhou
A recently introduced integrated scanner combining simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (PET/MRI) acquisition presents a unique set of opportunities for neuroimaging research and dementia in particular [1]. Among these, the intrinsic co-registration of the images has the potential to reduce errors in multi-modality image registration, which could lead to better quantification of longitudinal volumetric changes in neuroanatomical features that are important for assessing disease progression...
June 2016: Jacobs J Med Diagn Med Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968869/cataract-screening-in-a-rural-area-of-southern-china-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Xuhua Tan, Haotian Lin, YuTing Li, Li Huang, Yi Zhu, Yao Ni, WenYong Huang, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness and impaired vision worldwide; however, cataract surgery rate in China (1300 cases per million people per year) is lower than in Europe, America, and India (greater than 5000 cases per million people per year). In the past 10 years, a public health screening system has been established for early diagnosis and intervention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension by the Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC) of China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960597/ivermectin-a-complimentary-weapon-against-the-spread-of-malaria
#9
Haoues Alout, Brian D Foy
Ivermectin has transformed the treatment of parasitic diseases and led to incommensurable benefits to humans and animals. Ivermectin is effective in treating several neglected infectious diseases and recently it has been shown to reduce malaria parasite transmission. Areas covered: Malaria control strategies could benefit from the addition of ivermectin to interrupt the transmission cycle if it is a long lasting formulation or repeatedly administered. In turn, this will help also to control neglected infectious diseases where the elimination goal has been slower to achieve...
December 29, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940614/host-competence-an-organismal-trait-to-integrate-immunology-and-epidemiology
#10
Lynn B Martin, S C Burgan, James S Adelman, Stephanie S Gervasi
The new fields of ecological immunology and disease ecology have begun to merge, and the classic fields of immunology and epidemiology are beginning to blend with them. This merger is occurring because the integrative study of host-parasite interactions is providing insights into disease in ways that traditional methods have not. With the advent of new tools, mathematical and technological, we could be on the verge of developing a unified theory of infectious disease, one that supersedes the barriers of jargon and tradition...
December 2016: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939558/a-new-global-strategy-for-the-elimination-of-schistosomiasis
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EDITORIAL
Allen G P Ross, Thao N Chau, Marianette T Inobaya, Remigio M Olveda, Yuesheng Li, Donald A Harn
Mass drug administration utilising a single oral dose of 40mg/kg of praziquantel (PZQ) has been endorsed and advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the global control and elimination of schistosomiasis. However, this strategy is failing primarily because the drugs are not getting to the people who need them the most. The current global coverage is 20%, the drug compliance rate is less than 50%, and the drug efficacy is approximately 50%. Thus in reality, only about 5% of the reservoir human population is actually receiving intermittent chemotherapy...
January 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939198/indicators-of-improved-water-access-in-the-context-of-schistosomiasis-transmission-in-rural-eastern-region-ghana
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Alexandra V Kulinkina, Karen C Kosinski, Jeanine D Plummer, John L Durant, Kwabena M Bosompem, Michael N Adjei, Jeffrey K Griffiths, David M Gute, Elena N Naumova
Populations with poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure are disproportionately affected by the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). As a result, WASH has gained increasing prominence in integrated control and elimination of NTDs, including schistosomiasis. In order to identify underserved populations, relevant measures of access to WASH infrastructure at sub-national or local levels are needed. We conducted a field survey of all public water sources in 74 rural communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana and computed indicators of water access using two methods: one based on the design capacity and another on the spatial distribution of water sources...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928896/genomic-data-integration-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Juan Luis Fernández-Martínez, Enrique J deAndrés-Galiana, Stephen T Sonis
BACKGROUND: B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a heterogeneous disease and the most common adult leukemia in western countries. IgVH mutational status distinguishes two major types of CLL, which were associated with different prognosis and survival. Sequencing identified NOTCH1 and SF3B1 as the two main recurrent mutations. We described a novel method to elucidate how these mutations affect gene expression by finding small-scale signatures to predict the IgVH, NOTCH1 and SF3B1 mutations...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926918/evaluation-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-onchocerciasis-in-three-senegalese-districts-treated-for-onchocerciasis-with-ivermectin
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Nana O Wilson, Alioune Badara Ly, Vitaliano A Cama, Paul T Cantey, Daniel Cohn, Lamine Diawara, Abdel Direny, Mawo Fall, Karla R Feeser, LeAnne M Fox, Achille Kabore, Amadou F Seck, Ngayo Sy, Daouda Ndiaye, Christine Dubray
In Africa, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are co-endemic in many areas. Current efforts to eliminate both diseases are through ivermectin-based mass drug administration (MDA). Years of ivermectin distribution for onchocerciasis may have interrupted LF transmission in certain areas. The Kédougou region, Senegal, is co-endemic for LF and onchocerciasis. Though MDA for onchocerciasis started in 1988, in 2014 albendazole had not yet been added for LF. The objective of this study was to assess in an integrated manner the LF and onchocerciasis status in the three districts of the Kédougou region after ≥10 years of ivermectin-based MDA...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924283/effects-of-the-dietary-detoxification-program-on-serum-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-anthropometric-data-and-metabolic-biomarkers-in-adults
#15
Ju Ah Kim, Jin Young Kim, Seung Wan Kang
BACKGROUND: Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are well-known environmental contaminants which are associated with chronic diseases. As foods are the major sources of human exposure to toxic pollutants, we developed an integrated dietary and education program to eliminate the chemical toxin throughout the human body. The present study evaluated effects of the dietary detoxification program on serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), anthropometric data and metabolic biomarkers in adults...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913658/social-determinants-and-teen-pregnancy-prevention
#16
Taleria R Fuller, Carla P White, Jocelyn Chu, Deborah Dean, Naomi Clemmons, Carmen Chaparro, Jessica L Thames, Anitra Belle Henderson, Pebbles King
Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence teen pregnancy is paramount to eliminating disparities and achieving health equity. Expanding prevention efforts from purely individual behavior change to improving the social, political, economic, and built environments in which people live, learn, work, and play may better equip vulnerable youth to adopt and sustain healthy decisions. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the Office of Adolescent Health funded state- and community-based organizations to develop and implement the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative...
December 1, 2016: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
#17
Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
November 30, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886242/exploring-the-molecular-basis-of-age-related-disease-comorbidities-using-a-multi-omics-graphical-model
#18
Jonas Zierer, Tess Pallister, Pei-Chien Tsai, Jan Krumsiek, Jordana T Bell, Gordan Lauc, Tim D Spector, Cristina Menni, Gabi Kastenmüller
Although association studies have unveiled numerous correlations of biochemical markers with age and age-related diseases, we still lack an understanding of their mutual dependencies. To find molecular pathways that underlie age-related diseases as well as their comorbidities, we integrated aging markers from four different high-throughput omics datasets, namely epigenomics, transcriptomics, glycomics and metabolomics, with a comprehensive set of disease phenotypes from 510 participants of the TwinsUK cohort...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871282/a-mother-s-choice-a-qualitative-study-of-mothers-health-seeking-behaviour-for-their-children-with-acute-diarrhoea
#19
Lucy Cunnama, Ayako Honda
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea presents a considerable health risk to young children and is one of the leading causes of infant mortality. Although proven cost-effective interventions exist, South Africa is yet to reach the Sustainable Development Goals set for the elimination of preventable under-five mortality and water-borne diseases. The rural study area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa continues to have a parallel health system comprising traditional and modern healthcare services. It is in this setting that this study aimed to qualitatively examine the beliefs surrounding and perceived quality of healthcare accessed for children's acute diarrhoea...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857531/application-of-probiotics-for-the-production-of-safe-and-high-quality-poultry-meat
#20
Yong Ha Park, Farizal Hamidon, Chandraprasad Rajangan, Kim Pong Soh, Chee Yuen Gan, Theam Soon Lim, Wan Nadiah Wan Abdullah, Min Tze Liong
Poultry industry has always been a dynamic and integral part of national economies in many countries. Economic losses incur especially in large-scale rearing facilities, often attributed to the deterioration of environmental conditions, poultry exposure to stressors and development of diseases. While antibiotics have been commonly used for prophylactic purposes and as growth stimulants, extensive documentation of antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria due to indiscriminate utilization of antibiotic in the industry has led to public and governmental outcries...
October 31, 2016: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
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