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Inbal Maidan, Freek Nieuwhof, Hagar Bernad-Elazari, Bastiaan R Bloem, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Jurgen A H R Claassen, Anat Mirelman
BACKGROUND: In a randomized control trial conducted in patients with Parkinson's disease, a treadmill training program combined with virtual reality that targeted motor and cognitive aspects of safe ambulation led to fewer falls, compared with treadmill training alone. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if the 2 types of training differentially affected prefrontal activation and if this might explain differences in fall rates after the intervention. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with Parkinson's disease were randomized into the treadmill training arm (n = 34, mean age 73...
March 1, 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Joo-Yong Hahn, Young Bin Song, Ju-Hyeon Oh, Deok-Kyu Cho, Jin Bae Lee, Joon-Hyung Doh, Sang-Hyun Kim, Jin-Ok Jeong, Jang-Ho Bae, Byung-Ok Kim, Jang Hyun Cho, Il-Woo Suh, Doo-Il Kim, Hoon-Ki Park, Jong-Seon Park, Woong Gil Choi, Wang Soo Lee, Jihoon Kim, Ki Hong Choi, Taek Kyu Park, Joo Myung Lee, Jeong Hoon Yang, Jin-Ho Choi, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) of aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor for at least 12 months after implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, available data about the optimal duration of DAPT in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are scant. We aimed to investigate whether a 6-month duration of DAPT would be non-inferior to the conventional 12-month or longer duration of DAPT in this population...
March 9, 2018: Lancet
Akhil Kumar, Ashish Tiwari, Ashok Sharma
Alzheimer disease (AD) is now considered as a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder and rapidly increasing to an alarming situation and causing higher death rate. One target one ligand hypothesis is not able to provide complete solution of AD due to multifactorial nature of disease and one target one drug seems to fail to provide better treatment against AD. Moreover, current available treatments are limited and most of the upcoming treatments under clinical trials are based on modulating single target...
March 15, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
R Rozemeijer, M Voskuil, J P Greving, M L Bots, P A Doevendans, P R Stella
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) remains the cornerstone therapy in the prevention of ischaemic events following drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Mandatory duration of DAPT after DES however, is a matter of debate. We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of short-term (up to 6 months) versus long-term (12 months) DAPT after DES implantation. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane databases, and international meetings for randomised clinical trials (RCTs) comparing short with long DAPT...
March 14, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
Weihong Wang, Lu Xu, Zhenfei Bao, Linyin Sun, Chunyan Hu, Feng Zhou, Lei Xu, Dingmei Shi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate whether the participation of an experienced endoscopy nurse in colonoscopy increases the polyp detection rate (PDR) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) of experienced colonoscopists. METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomly assigned to the experienced colonoscopist alone (single observer) group, or experienced nurse participation (dual observer) group. The primary outcome was the PDR and ADR...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Glen M Blake, Tanuj Puri, Musib Siddique, Michelle L Frost, Amelia E B Moore, Ignac Fogelman
Dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with fluorine-18 labelled sodium fluoride ([18 F]NaF) allows the quantitative assessment of regional bone formation by measuring the plasma clearance of fluoride to bone at any site in the skeleton. Today, hybrid PET and computed tomography (CT) dual-modality systems (PET/CT) are widely available, and [18 F]NaF PET/CT offers a convenient non-invasive method of studying bone formation at the important osteoporotic fracture sites at the hip and spine, as well as sites of pure cortical or trabecular bone...
February 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Alejo Rodriguez-Vida, Joaquim Bellmunt
Metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) remains an aggressive disease associated with limited treatment options and a reduced survival. In spite of this, the first-line treatment based on platinum-based combinations has remained virtually unchanged for the last 20-30 years. Similarly, before the advent of the immune checkpoint inhibitors, there were no FDA-approved drugs for second-line therapy. In the last few years, impressive signs of anti-tumor activity have been reported with several immunotherapy agents targeting the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathway...
March 14, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Andra E Duncan, Daniel I Sessler, Hiroaki Sato, Tamaki Sato, Keisuke Nakazawa, George Carvalho, Roupen Hatzakorzian, Takumi Codere-Maruyama, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Somnath Bose, Tamer Said, Maria Mendoza-Cuartas, Hyndhavi Chowdary, Edward J Mascha, Dongsheng Yang, A Marc Gillinov, Thomas Schricker
BACKGROUND: Hyperinsulinemic normoglycemia augments myocardial glucose uptake and utilization. We tested the hypothesis that hyperinsulinemic normoglycemia reduces 30-day mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. METHODS: This dual-center, parallel-group, superiority trial randomized cardiac surgical patients between August 2007 and March 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada, to intraoperative glycemic management with (1) hyperinsulinemic normoglycemia, a fixed high-dose insulin and concomitant variable glucose infusion titrated to glucose concentrations of 80 to 110 mg · dl; or (2) standard glycemic management, low-dose insulin infusion targeting glucose greater than 150 mg · dl...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesiology
Randy J Read, Airlie J McCoy
A fast Fourier transform (FFT) method is described for determining the substructure of anomalously scattering atoms in macromolecular crystals that allows successful structure determination by X-ray single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD). This method is based on the maximum-likelihood SAD phasing function, which accounts for measurement errors and for correlations between the observed and calculated Bijvoet mates. Proof of principle is shown that this method can improve determination of the anomalously scattering substructure in challenging cases where the anomalous scattering from the substructure is weak but the substructure also constitutes a significant fraction of the real scattering...
February 1, 2018: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
Masafumi Taniwaki, Mihoko Yoshida, Yosuke Matsumoto, Kazuho Shimura, Junya Kuroda, Hiroto Kaneko
Elotuzumab, targeting signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family 7 (SLAMF7), has been approved in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (ELd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) based on the findings of the phase III randomized trial ELOQUENT-2 (NCT01239797). Four-year follow-up analyses of ELOQUENT-2 have demonstrated that progression-free survival was 21% in ELd versus 14% in Ld. Elotuzumab binds a unique epitope on the membrane IgC2 domain of SLAMF7, exhibiting a dual mechanism of action: natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and enhancement of NK cell activity...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Alessandro Proclemer, Massimo Zecchin, Antonio D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Boriani, Domenico Facchin, Luca Rebellato, Marco Ghidina, Giulia Bianco, Emanuela Bernardelli, Elsa Pucher, Dario Gregori
BACKGROUND: The pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) registry of the Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC) monitors the main epidemiological data in real-world practice. The survey for the 2016 activity collects information about demographics, clinical characteristics, main indications for PM/ICD therapy and device types from the Italian collaborating centers. METHODS: The registry collects prospectively national PM and ICD implantation activity on the basis of European cards...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Marie Luise Schreiter, Witold Chmielewski, Christian Beste
There is a strong inter-relation of cognitive and emotional processes as evidenced by emotional conflict monitoring processes. In the cognitive domain, proactive effects of conflicts have widely been studied; i.e. effects of conflicts in the n-1 trial on trial n. Yet, the neurophysiological processes and associated functional neuroanatomical structures underlying such proactive effects during emotional conflicts have not been investigated. This is done in the current study combining EEG recordings with signal decomposition methods and source localization approaches...
March 9, 2018: NeuroImage
Michael Gottlieb, Joshua M DeMott, Marilyn Hallock, Gary D Peksa
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The addition of antibiotics to standard incision and drainage is controversial, with earlier studies demonstrating no significant benefit. However, 2 large, multicenter trials have recently been published that have challenged the previous literature. The goal of this review was to determine whether systemic antibiotics for abscesses after incision and drainage improve cure rates. METHODS: PubMed, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Scopus, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and bibliographies of selected articles were assessed for all randomized controlled trials comparing adjuvant antibiotics with placebo in the treatment of drained abscesses, with an outcome of treatment failure assessed within 21 days...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Anthony Pease, Clement Lo, Arul Earnest, Danny Liew, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Technology has been implemented since the 1970s with the hope of improving glycaemic control and reducing the burden of complications for those living with type 1 diabetes. A clinical and cost-effectiveness comparison of all available technologies including continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), sensor-augmented pump therapy (including either low-glucose suspend or predictive low-glucose suspend), hybrid closed-loop systems, closed-loop (single-hormone or dual-hormone) systems, flash glucose monitoring (FGM), insulin bolus calculators, and 'smart-device' applications is currently lacking...
March 12, 2018: Systematic Reviews
Siegfried H Reich, Paul A Sprengeler, Gary G Chiang, Jim R Appleman, Joan Chen, Jeff Clarine, Boreth Eam, Justin T Ernst, Qing Han, Vikas K Goel, Edward Zr Han, Vera Huang, Ivy Nj Hung, Adrianna Jemison, Katti A Jessen, Jolene Molter, Douglas Murphy, Melissa Neal, Gregory S Parker, Michael Shaghafi, Samuel Sperry, Jocelyn Staunton, Craig R Stumpf, Peggy A Thompson, Chinh Tran, Stephen E Webber, Christopher J Wegerski, Hong Zheng, Kevin R Webster
Dysregulated translation of mRNA plays a major role in tumorigenesis. MNK1/2 kinases are key regulators of mRNA translation integrating signals from oncogenic and immune signaling pathways through phosphorylation of eIF4E and other mRNA binding proteins. Modulation of these key effector proteins regulates mRNA which control tumor/stromal cell signaling. 23 (eFT508), an exquisitely selective, potent dual MNK1/2 inhibitor, was designed to assess the potential for control of oncogene signaling at the level of mRNA translation...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Christian Dualé, Jean-Michel Cardot, Fabienne Joanny, Anna Trzeciakiewicz, Elodie Martin, Gisèle Pickering, Claude Dubray
While general recommendations are for 300-mg magnesium intake a day, an advanced low-dose formulation of magnesium chloride, ChronoMag®, was designed to provide 100 mg of magnesium element, thus decreasing the risk of gastrointestinal side effects and allowing long-term supplementation in health conditions related to low magnesium levels. The present study aimed to compare magnesium release profile and bioavailability between this patented low-dose continuous-release magnesium chloride tablet (100 mg magnesium element) and a reference tablet at the usually prescribed dose (300 mg magnesium element)...
March 9, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Jun-Ichi Kawada, Shotaro Ando, Yuka Torii, Takahiro Watanabe, Yoshitaka Sato, Yoshinori Ito, Hiroshi Kimura
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous oncogenic virus that is associated with B cell lymphomas, including Burkitt lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Previous studies have shown that the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway is activated in EBV-associated lymphomas and can be a novel therapeutic target. An oral dual inhibitor of PI3Kγ and PI3Kδ, duvelisib, is in clinical trials for the treatment of lymphoid malignancies. In this study, we evaluated how duvelisib affects the activity of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway and if it has antitumor effects in EBV-associated lymphoma cell lines...
March 9, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Yu Wu, Yilun Zhou, Yuesong Pan, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, Chunxue Wang, Hao Li, S Claiborne Johnston, Xia Meng, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
Clopidogrel resistance is prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Genetic polymorphism is considered to be the most important factor that influences clopidogrel resistance. Limited data exist as to the role of pharmacogenetics in prognosis of stroke patients with impaired renal function on clopidogrel. We sought to explore whether decreased kidney function alters the association between CYP2C19 genetic variants and clinical outcome in patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) receiving clopidogrel therapy...
March 8, 2018: Pharmacogenomics Journal
Rui-Jun Ju, Li-Min Mu, Xue-Tao Li, Cui-Qing Li, Zhan-Jie Cheng, Wan-Liang Lu
The efficacy of anticancer drugs is rather limited in the treatment of brain glioma due to the hindrance of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Herein, we reported an easy formulation of functional docetaxel nanomicelles for the treatment of brain glioma using a graft copolymer soluplus as basic material through dual-modifications with a glucose-lipid derivative and a dequalinium-lipid derivative. The studies were performed on brain glioma U87MG cells, in vitro BBB models and brain glioma-bearing nude mice. The functional docetaxel nanomicelles were approximately 100 nm...
March 8, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Jill M Hamilton-Reeves, Abigail Stanley, Misty D Bechtel, Thomas M Yankee, Prabhakar Chalise, Lauren K Hand, Eugene K Lee, Woodson Smelser, Moben Mirza, Hadley Wyre, Holly Hull, Susan E Carlson, Jeffrey M Holzbeierlein
PURPOSE: Poor preoperative nutritional status is associated with higher complication rates in bladder cancer patients after radical cystectomy (RC). Given the short lag time between diagnosis and RC, we compared a short-term Specialized IMmunonutrition (SIM) to a standard oral nutrition supplement (ONS) on the acute inflammatory response and arginine status in RC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine men received SIM (n = 14) or ONS (n = 15) to drink three cartons/day for five days before and five days after RC in a prospective, randomized study...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Urology
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