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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328367/tumorigenic-proteins-upregulated-in-the-mycn-amplified-imr-32-human-neuroblastoma-cells-promote-proliferation-and-migration
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Hayat Zaatiti, Jad Abdallah, Zeina Nasr, George Khazen, Anthony Sandler, Tamara J Abou-Antoun
Childhood neuroblastoma is one of the most common types of extra-cranial cancer affecting children with a clinical spectrum ranging from spontaneous regression to malignant and fatal progression. In order to improve the clinical outcomes of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, it is crucial to understand the tumorigenic mechanisms that govern its malignant behaviors. MYCN proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor (MYCN) amplification has been implicated in the malignant, treatment-evasive nature of aggressive, high-risk neuroblastoma...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324929/our-solution-for-fusion-of-simultaneusly-acquired-whole-body-scintigrams-and-optical-images-as-usesful-tool-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinomas-after-radioiodine-therapy-a-useful-tool-in-clinical-practice
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Milovan Matovic, Milica Jankovic, Marko Barjaktarovic, Marija Jeremic
OBJECTIVE: After radioiodine therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients, whole body scintigraphy (WBS) is standard procedure before releasing the patient from the hospital. A common problem is the precise localization of regions where the iod-avide tissue is located. Sometimes is practically impossible to perform precise topographic localization of such regions. METHOD: In order to face this problem, we have developed a low-cost Vision-Fusion system for web-camera image acquisition simultaneously with routine scintigraphic whole body acquisition including the algorithm for fusion of images given from both cameras...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321569/xeno-free-pre-vascularized-spheroids-for-therapeutic-applications
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E Bauman, T Feijão, D T O Carvalho, P L Granja, C C Barrias
Spheroid culture has gained increasing popularity, arising as a promising tool for regenerative medicine applications. Importantly, spheroids may present advantages over single-cell suspensions in cell-based therapies (CT). Unfortunately, most growth media used for spheroid culture contain animal origin-components, such as fetal bovine serum (FBS). The presence of FBS compromises the safety of CT and presents economic and ethical constraints. SCC (supplement for cell culture) is a novel xeno-free (XF) industrial cell culture supplement, derived from well-controlled pooled human plasma and processed under good manufacturing practice rules...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305045/integrative-medicine-or-infiltrative-pseudoscience
#4
Ben Li, Thomas L Forbes, John Byrne
Evidence-based medicine, first described in 1992, offers a clear, systematic, and scientific approach to the practice of medicine. Recently, the non-evidence-based practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing in the United States and around the world, particularly at medical institutions known for providing rigorous evidence-based care. The use of CAM may cause harm to patients through interactions with evidence-based medications or if patients choose to forego evidence-based care...
January 2, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301505/optimising-the-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane-xenograft-model-of-neuroblastoma-for-drug-delivery
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Rasha Swadi, Grace Mather, Barry L Pizer, Paul D Losty, Violaine See, Diana Moss
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is a paediatric cancer that despite multimodal therapy still has a poor outcome for many patients with high risk tumours. Retinoic acid (RA) promotes differentiation of some neuroblastoma tumours and cell lines, and is successfully used clinically, supporting the view that differentiation therapy is a promising strategy for treatment of neuroblastoma. To improve treatment of a wider range of tumour types, development and testing of novel differentiation agents is essential...
January 4, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276990/bright-light-and-oxygen-therapies-decrease-delirium-risk-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-by-targeting-sleep-and-acid-base-disturbances
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Sirimas Potharajaroen, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Thavatchai Tayjasanant, Thammasak Thawitsri, George Anderson, Michael Maes
This study examined the effects of bright light therapy (BLT) on the incidence of delirium in post-operative patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and delineates risk and protective factors. We included 62 patients in a single-blind, randomized controlled study. The intervention group was treated with care as usual plus BLT for three consecutive days. Delirium was diagnosed by DSM-5 criteria with the Confusion Assessment Method-Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Risk factors for delirium were measured, including the APACHE II score, Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), as well as hematocrit and bicarbonate levels...
December 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249059/convergent-priorities-and-tensions-a-qualitative-study-of-the-integration-of-complementary-and-alternative-therapies-with-conventional-cancer-treatment
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Jo River, Heather McKenzie, David Levy, Nick Pavlakis, Michael Back, Byeongsang Oh
PURPOSE: Demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is high among cancer patients. This, alongside growing evidence for the efficacy of some CAM therapies, is driving change within cancer centres, where evidence-based CAM therapies are increasingly provided alongside standard cancer treatments. In Australia, commitment to equitable access to healthcare is strong, and some cancer centres are now providing integrative services at no cost to the patient. This represents a significant shift in healthcare provision...
December 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246650/peg-hydrogel-containing-calcium-releasing-particles-and-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-promote-vessel-maturation
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Claudia Navarro-Requena, Jessica D Weaver, Amy Y Clark, Douglas A Clift, Soledad Pérez-Amodio, Óscar Castaño, Dennis W Zhou, Andrés J García, Elisabeth Engel
The use of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSC) for treating diseased tissues with poor vascularization has received significant attention, but low cell survival has hampered its translation to the clinic. Bioglasses and glass-ceramics have also been suggested as therapeutic agents for stimulating angiogenesis in soft tissues, but these effects need further evaluation in vivo. In this study, calcium-releasing particles and hMSC were combined within a hydrogel to examine their vasculogenic potential in vitro and in vivo...
December 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239690/antibody-drug-conjugates-design-and-development-for-therapy-and-imaging-in-and-beyond-cancer-labex-mabimprove-industrial-workshop-july-27-28-2017-tours-france
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Camille Martin, Claire Kizlik-Masson, André Pèlegrin, Hervé Watier, Marie-Claude Viaud-Massuard, Nicolas Joubert
The annual "Antibody Industrial Symposium", co organized by LabEx MAbImprove, MabDesign and Polepharma, was held in Tours, France on June 27-28, 2017. The focus was on antibody-drug-conjugates (ADCs), new entities which realize the hope of Paul Ehrlich's magic bullet. ADCs result from the bioconjugation of a highly cytotoxic drug to a selective monoclonal antibody, which acts as a vector. Building on knowledge gained during the development of three approved ADCs, brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), ado trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®) and inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa®), and the many ADCs in development, this meeting addressed strategies and the latest innovations in the field from fundamental research to manufacturing...
December 14, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222787/nerve-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-2-the-quail-chorioallantoic-membrane-assay
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Philip Lazarovici, Adi Lahiani, Galit Gincberg, Dikla Haham, Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Peter I Lelkes
The avian chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a simple, highly vascularized extraembryonic membrane, which performs multiple functions during embryonic development. Therefore, the models of chicken and quail assays represent robust experimental platforms to study angiogenesis, which reflects perturbation of the entire vascular tree. This experimental approach, when combined with fractal morphometry, is sensitive to changes in vascular branching pattern and density. Nerve growth factor is a neurotrophin promoting angiogenesis in CAM models...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181022/first-line-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-with-vonoprazan-clarithromycin-and-metronidazole-in-patients-allergic-to-penicillin
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Soichiro Sue, Nobumi Suzuki, Wataru Shibata, Tomohiko Sasaki, Hiroaki Yamada, Hiroaki Kaneko, Toshihide Tamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Masaaki Kondo, Shin Maeda
Aim: To assess the efficacy of 7-day first-line Helicobacter pylori eradication with vonoprazan (VPZ), clarithromycin (CAM), and metronidazole (MNZ) in patients with penicillin allergy. Methods: Patients with penicillin allergy, diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori infection and did not have history of Helicobacter pylori eradication, were eligible for the study. Twenty patients were prospectively treated with 20 mg VPZ twice daily, 200 or 400 mg CAM twice daily, and 250 mg MNZ twice daily for 7 days...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175439/lipid-coated-chitosan-dna-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-gene-delivery
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Elias Baghdan, Shashank Reddy Pinnapireddy, Boris Strehlow, Konrad H Engelhardt, Jens Schäfer, Udo Bakowsky
Chitosan as a polycationic non-viral vector for gene delivery has the advantage of being a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer. However, without laborious chemical modifications to its structure, it is of limited use as a gene delivery vehicle due to its low ability to efficiently transfect under physiological conditions. To address this problem, we developed novel liposome encapsulated chitosan nanoparticles; lipochitoplexes (LCPs). Chitosan nanoparticles (CsNPs) were obtained using the ionic gelation technique...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174791/patient-perceived-health-service-needs-in-inflammatory-arthritis-a-systematic-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian D Segan, Andrew M Briggs, Louisa Chou, Kathryn L Connelly, Maheeka Seneviwickrama, Kaye Sullivan, Flavia M Cicuttini, Anita E Wluka
BACKGROUND: Care that is patient-centred is more likely to be sustainable and associated with improved health outcomes. This approach to care requires an understanding of patients' health service needs, yet few studies have directly investigated the perceived health service needs of people with inflammatory arthritis. OBJECTIVES: To systematically identify the existing literature relating to patient perceived health service needs for inflammatory arthritis. METHODS: A systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO was conducted (1990-2016)...
October 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173738/therapist-reported-features-of-exposure-tasks-that-predict-differential-treatment-outcomes-for-youth-with-anxiety
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Tara S Peris, Nicole E Caporino, Sarah O'Rourke, Philip C Kendall, John T Walkup, Anne Marie Albano, R Lindsey Bergman, James T McCracken, Boris Birmaher, Golda S Ginsburg, Dara Sakolsky, John Piacentini, Scott N Compton
OBJECTIVE: Exposure tasks are recognized widely as a key component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for child and adolescent anxiety. However, little research has examined specific exposure characteristics that predict outcomes for youth with anxiety and that may guide its application in therapy. METHOD: This study draws on a sample of 279 children and adolescents (48.4% male; 79.6% white) with a principal anxiety disorder who received 14 sessions of CBT, either alone or in combination with medication, through the Child/adolescent Anxiety Multimodal treatment Study (CAMS)...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173516/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-around-the-world
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REVIEW
Petros Zezos, Geoffrey C Nguyen
Use of complementary sand alternative medicine (CAM) is common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CAM can be broadly categorized as whole medical systems, mind-body interventions, biologically based therapies, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies. Most do not use it to treat IBD specifically, and most take it as an adjunct to conventional therapy not in place of it. However, patients are frequently uncomfortable initiating a discussion of CAM with their physicians, which may impact adherence to conventional therapy...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167720/peek-polymer-in-orthodontics-a-pilot-study-on-children
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Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Michela Lesti, Iole Vozza, Orlando Brugnoletti, Antonella Polimeni, Maurizio Bossù
The purpose of the study has been making the orthodontic space maintainers in PEEK polymer (Polyetheretherketone) through a digital workflow. New digital technologies are taking hold in diagnosis, therapy and in dental laboratories. The digital world can help dentist in diagnosis and therapy: -diagnosis through the acquisition of radiographic images (CBCT) or scanners which allow the creation of 3D digital models - about therapy thanks to dental CAD CAM system. It consists of design devices through an dedicated software CAD and then realize devices through CAM system...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162137/potentiating-angiogenesis-arrest-in-vivo-via-laser-irradiation-of-peptide-functionalised-gold-nanoparticles
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Pedro Pedrosa, Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, Antonios G Kanaras, Alexandra R Fernandes, Pedro V Baptista
BACKGROUND: Anti-angiogenic therapy has great potential for cancer therapy with several FDA approved formulations but there are considerable side effects upon the normal blood vessels that decrease the potential application of such therapeutics. Chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) has been used as a model to study angiogenesis in vivo. Using a CAM model, it had been previously shown that spherical gold nanoparticles functionalised with an anti-angiogenic peptide can humper neo-angiogenesis...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158551/the-international-rare-diseases-research-consortium-policies-and-guidelines-to-maximize-impact
#18
Hanns Lochmüller, Josep Torrent I Farnell, Yann Le Cam, Anneliene H Jonker, Lilian Pl Lau, Gareth Baynam, Petra Kaufmann, Hugh Js Dawkins, Paul Lasko, Christopher P Austin, Kym M Boycott
The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) has agreed on IRDiRC Policies and Guidelines, following extensive deliberations and discussions in 2012 and 2013, as a first step towards improving coordination of research efforts worldwide. The 25 funding members and 3 patient umbrella organizations (as of early 2013) of IRDiRC, a consortium of research funders that focuses on improving diagnosis and therapy for rare disease patients, agreed in Dublin, Ireland in April 2013 on the Policies and Guidelines that emphasize collaboration in rare disease research, the involvement of patients and their representatives in all relevant aspects of research, as well as the sharing of data and resources...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157106/perception-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-low-back-pain
#19
Vivian Hiu Man Tsang, Phoebe Hiu Wai Lo, Fong Tao Lam, Lulu Suet Wing Chung, Tin Yan Tang, Hoi Man Lui, Jordan Tsz Gwan Lau, Ho Fung Yee, Yiu Kun Lun, Hei Tung Chan, Jason Pui Yin Cheung
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with low back pain (LBP) and to identify its correlation with demographic factors, clinical condition and psychosocial factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 278 LBP patients. Use of CAM, demographic parameters and disease duration were determined. Self-reported health status and self-rated scales assessed the effect of disease on quality of life and emotional well-being, respectively...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156770/sco-spondin-oligopeptide-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-glioblastoma
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Romain Bibes, Stéphane Gobron, François Vincent, Carole Mélin, Nicolas Vedrenne, Aurélie Perraud, Francois Labrousse, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Fabrice Lalloué
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in glioblastoma growth and progression. We therefore aimed at evaluating the anti-angiogenic properties of an oligopeptide originating from SCO-spondin (NX) on a model of human glioblastoma. To this end, we studied the impact of NX treatment on human brain endothelial cells (HBMECs) alone or co-cultured with glioblastoma cells (U87-MG) on apoptosis, proliferation, migration and release of angiogenic factors. We further investigated the anti-angiogenic potential of NX on human glioblastoma cells grown on chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) or in glioblastoma xenografts...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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