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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
#1
Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806778/serum-resistin-as-an-independent-marker-of-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Ji-Hung Wang, Chung-Jen Lee, Chiu-Fen Yang, Yu-Chih Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu
BACKGROUND: Subjects with higher carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) will be at an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) events in future. Resistin is an inflammatory mediator and a biomarker of CV diseases. We evaluated the association between serum resistin and aortic stiffness in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with CAD were enrolled in this study. cfPWV was measured using the SphygmoCor system. Patients with cfPWV >10 m/s were defined as the high aortic stiffness group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806750/characterization-of-novel-bangle-lectin-from-photorhabdus-asymbiotica-with-dual-sugar-binding-specificity-and-its-effect-on-host-immunity
#3
Gita Jančaříková, Josef Houser, Pavel Dobeš, Gabriel Demo, Pavel Hyršl, Michaela Wimmerová
Photorhabdus asymbiotica is one of the three recognized species of the Photorhabdus genus, which consists of gram-negative bioluminescent bacteria belonging to the family Morganellaceae. These bacteria live in a symbiotic relationship with nematodes from the genus Heterorhabditis, together forming a complex that is highly pathogenic for insects. Unlike other Photorhabdus species, which are strictly entomopathogenic, P. asymbiotica is unique in its ability to act as an emerging human pathogen. Analysis of the P...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806601/influence-of-sublethal-doses-of-acetamiprid-and-halosulfuron-methyl-on-metabolites-of-zebra-fish-brachydanio-rerio
#4
Hong Zhang, Lijuan Zhao
Acetamiprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, is reported to have adverse sublethal effects on non-target beneficial organisms. Halosulfuron-methyl (HM), one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture, has high ecotoxicity to aquatic plants and animals. In this study, a GC-MS-based metabolomics approach was used to investigate the toxicity of acetamiprid and HM. The Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System (AMDIS) software program and the retention index method were used to identify 51 metabolites in zebra fish (Brachydanio rerio)...
August 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806518/in-vivo-biosynthesized-zinc-and-iron-oxide-nanoclusters-for-high-spatiotemporal-dual-modality-bioimaging-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#5
Lanmei Lai, Xuerui Jiang, Shanying Han, Chunqiu Zhao, Tianyu Du, Fawad Ur Rehman, Youkun Zheng, Xiaoqi Li, Xiaoli Liu, Hui Jiang, Xuemei Wang
Alzheimer's disease is still incurable neurodegenerative, and lack of detection method with high sensitivity and specificity. In this study, by taking different month old Alzheimer's mice as models, we have explored the possibility of the target bioimaging of the diseased sites through the initial injection of zinc gluconate solution into Alzheimer's model mice post tail-vein, and then combination of the further injection of ferrous chloride (FeCl2) solution into the same Alzheimer's model mice post stomach...
August 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806480/aerosolized-prostacyclins-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards
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REVIEW
Arash Afshari, Anders Bastholm Bille, Mikkel Allingstrup
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a critical condition that is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Aerosolized prostacyclin has been used to improve oxygenation despite the limited evidence available so far.This review was originally published in 2010 and updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of aerosolized prostacyclin in adults and children with ARDS. SEARCH METHODS: In this update, we searched CENTRAL (2017, Issue 4); MEDLINE (OvidSP), Embase (OvidSP), ISI BIOSIS Previews, ISI Web of Science, LILACS, CINAHL (EBSCOhost), and three trials registers...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806472/effects-of-clarithromycin-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-evogliptin-in-healthy-volunteers
#7
E S Oh, C Choi, C O Kim, K H Kim, Y N Kim, S J Kim, M S Park
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Evogliptin (DA-1229), a novel dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitor with high potency and selectivity, was approved in Korea for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Preclinical studies suggest that it is metabolized by cytochrome (CYP) P450 isozymes. Based on these findings, a clinical study was designed to investigate the pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction of evogliptin with a CYP inhibitor, clarithromycin. METHODS: An open-label, two-phase, crossover study was conducted with 12 healthy subjects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806366/african-american-veterans-storytelling-a-multisite-randomized-trial-to-improve-hypertension
#8
Thomas K Houston, Gemmae M Fix, Stephanie L Shimada, Judith A Long, Howard S Gordon, Charlene Pope, Julie Volkman, Jeroan J Allison, Kathryn DeLaughter, Michelle Orner, Barbara G Bokhour
BACKGROUND: Disparities in hypertension control persist for African American Veterans. OBJECTIVE: To enhance cultural relevance of hypertension control self-management education, in a multisite, stratified randomized trial, we tested an interactive Veteran-to-Veteran storytelling digital video disk (DVD) intervention created with Veteran partners, versus an education-only DVD comparison. METHODS: At 3 VA facilities, African American Veterans with uncontrolled hypertension were randomized to storytelling DVD intervention or didactic comparison DVD and followed for 6 months...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806355/seroprevalence-of-anti-polio-antibodies-in-children-from-polio-high-risk-areas-of-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-survey-2015-2016
#9
Imtiaz Hussain, Ondrej Mach, Atif Habib, Zaid Bhatti, Zamir Suhag, M Steven Oberste, William C Weldon, Roland W Sutter, Sajid B Soofi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pakistan is one of the 3 remaining wild poliovirus endemic countries. We collected sera from children to assess the prevalence of poliovirus antibodies in selected high-risk areas for poliovirus transmission. METHODS: Children in 2 age groups (6-11 and 36-48 months) were randomly selected between November 2015 and March 2016 in 6 areas of Pakistan (Sindh Province: Karachi and Kashmore; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province: Peshawar, Bannu and Nowshera; Punjab Province: Faisalabad)...
September 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806272/is-there-a-standard-of-care-for-transfusion-support-of-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
#10
Jingcheng Zhao, Gustaf Edgren, Simon J Stanworth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with haematological malignancies are a high-user group for blood transfusions. Here, we describe the current evidence on transfusion policies in patients with haematological malignancies, based on recent systematic reviews of RCTs. RECENT FINDINGS: Results from six RCTs (1195 participants) suggest that prophylactic platelet transfusions reduce bleeding compared with therapeutic-only use, although the effects varied according to patient diagnosis/treatment plan...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805970/a-novel-free-fatty-acid-receptor-1-gpr40-ffar1-agonist-mr1704-enhances-glucose-dependent-insulin-secretion-and-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-rats
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Naoto Tsuda, Atsuko Kawaji, Toshihiro Sato, Mitsuhiro Takagi, Chika Higashi, Yutaka Kato, Kumiko Ogawa, Hiroyasu Naba, Munetaka Ohkouchi, Masaki Nakamura, Yoshitaka Hosaka, Junichi Sakaki
Activation of G protein-coupled receptor 40/Free fatty acid receptor 1 (GPR40/FFAR1), which is highly expressed in pancreatic β cells, is considered an important pharmacologic target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of MR1704, a novel GPR40/FFAR1 agonist, on glucose homeostasis in rats. MR1704 is a highly potent and selective, orally bioavailable agonist with similar in vitro potencies among humans, mice, and rats. Treatment of rat islets with MR1704 increased glucose-dependent insulin secretion...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805949/the-reversible-p2y12-antagonist-act-246475-causes-significantly-less-blood-loss-than-ticagrelor-at-equivalent-antithrombotic-efficacy-in-rat
#12
Markus Rey, Markus Kramberg, Patrick Hess, Keith Morrison, Roland Ernst, Franck Haag, Edgar Weber, Martine Clozel, Martine Baumann, Eva Caroff, Francis Hubler, Markus A Riederer, Beat Steiner
The P2Y12 receptor is a validated target for prevention of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome. The aim of this study was to compare two direct-acting, reversible P2Y12 antagonists, ACT-246475 and ticagrelor, in a rat thrombosis model by simultaneous quantification of their antithrombotic efficacy and surgery-induced blood loss. Blood flow velocity was assessed in the carotid artery after FeCl3 -induced thrombus formation using a Doppler flow probe. At the same time, blood loss after surgical wounding of the spleen was quantified...
October 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805942/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-abnormally-invasive-placenta-a-population-based-record-linkage-study
#13
Heather J Baldwin, Jillian A Patterson, Tanya A Nippita, Siranda Torvaldsen, Ibinabo Ibiebele, Judy M Simpson, Jane B Ford
INTRODUCTION: Abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) involves abnormal adherence of the placenta to the myometrium, and is associated with severe pregnancy complications such as blood transfusion and hysterectomy. Knowledge of outcomes has been limited by small sample sizes and a focus on maternal rather than neonatal outcomes. This study uses population-level data collected over ten years to investigate maternal and neonatal outcomes and trends in incidence of AIP (also known as placenta accreta, increta and percreta)...
August 14, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805936/characterizing-hypoxia-in-human-glioma-a-simultaneous-multimodal-mri-and-pet-study
#14
Christine Preibisch, Kuangyu Shi, Anne Kluge, Mathias Lukas, Benedikt Wiestler, Jens Göttler, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Mohamed Al Jaberi, Jürgen Schlegel, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Thomas Pyka, Stefan Förster
Hypoxia plays an important role for the prognosis and therapy response of cancer. Thus, hypoxia imaging would be a valuable tool for pre-therapeutic assessment of tumor malignancy. However, there is no standard validated technique for clinical application available yet. Therefore, we performed a study in 12 patients with high-grade glioma, where we directly compared the two currently most promising techniques, namely the MR-based relative oxygen extraction fraction (MR-rOEF) and the PET hypoxia marker H-1-(3-[(18) F]-fluoro-2-hydroxypropyl)-2-nitroimidazole ([(18) F]-FMISO)...
August 14, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805918/effects-of-encapsulated-nitrate-on-growth-performance-carcass-characteristics-nitrate-residues-in-tissues-and-enteric-methane-emissions-in-beef-steers-finishing-phase
#15
C Lee, R C Araujo, K M Koenig, K A Beauchemin
A finishing feedlot study was conducted with beef steers to determine effects of encapsulated nitrate (EN) on growth performance, carcass characteristics, methane production, and nitrate (NO) residues in tissues. The 132 crossbred steers were backgrounded in a feedlot for 91 d and transitioned for 28 days to the high-concentrate diets evaluated in the present study, maintaining the treatment and pen assignments designated at the start of the backgrounding period. The steers were initially assigned to 22 pens (6 animals per pen) in a randomized complete block design with BW (18 pens) and animals designated for methane measurement (4 pens) as blocking factors...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805883/a-novel-objective-chute-score-interacts-with-monensin-to-affect-growth-of-receiving-cattle
#16
K A Bruno, E S Vanzant, A W Altman, M Kudupoje, K A Vanzant, K R McLeod
Growth in cattle may be related to animal temperament via alterations in intake or feed conversion. However, temperament is ill-defined, and different temperament measures may relate differently to production traits or interact with dietary factors in their effects. To examine relationships between diet, temperament, growth, and health, 160 crossbred steers (262 ± 22 kg) were used in a 56-d RCBD experiment with a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial treatment structure with 5 pens/treatment. Steers were pen fed a corn silage-based diet with or without monensin (41...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805784/-short-term-outcomes-of-complete-mesocolic-excision-for-right-colon-cancer
#17
A O Rasulov, A G Malikhov, O A Rakhimov, N A Kozlov, O A Malikhova
PURPOSE: Complete mesocolic excision (CME) appears to be a relatively new concept for colon cancer. The purpose is to evaluate the results of CME with high vascular ligation (D3 lymph node dissection) for right colon cancer. The presented study identifies possible risks and advantages of the proposed method, as well as the role of the laparoscopic approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The article included data from 39 patients with right colon cancer, TNM stage I-III, operated on between November 2015 and December 2016 in the oncoproctology Department of the Blokhin Cancer Research Center...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805765/-systemic-inflammatory-markers-in-age-associated-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
T P Kliushnik, L V Androsova, N M Mikhaylova, I V Kolykhalov, S A Zozulya, A M Dupin
AIM: To determine a complex of immune markers reflecting various links of multicomponent inflammatory reactions in amnestic type of mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) in comparison with Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with aMCI, aged 72 [63; 77] years, and 91 patients with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 74 [68; 79] years were examined. The aMCI was diagnosed according to the criteria of R.S. Petersen et al. (1999) and B. Dubois et al...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805746/melanocortins-melanocortin-receptors-and-multiple-sclerosis
#19
REVIEW
Robert P Lisak, Joyce A Benjamins
The melanocortins and their receptors have been extensively investigated for their roles in the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis, but to a lesser extent in immune cells and in the nervous system outside the hypothalamic axis. This review discusses corticosteroid dependent and independent effects of melanocortins on the peripheral immune system, central nervous system (CNS) effects mediated through neuronal regulation of immune system function, and direct effects on endogenous cells in the CNS. We have focused on the expression and function of melanocortin receptors in oligodendroglia (OL), the myelin producing cells of the CNS, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic approaches to decrease CNS damage in multiple sclerosis as well as to promote repair...
August 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805477/estimated-exposures-to-perfluorinated-compounds-in-infancy-predict-attenuated-vaccine-antibody-concentrations-at-age-5-years
#20
Philippe Grandjean, Carsten Heilmann, Pal Weihe, Flemming Nielsen, Ulla B Mogensen, Amalie Timmermann, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen
Perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs) are highly persistent and may cause immunotoxic effects. PFAS-associated attenuated antibody responses to childhood vaccines may be affected by PFAS exposures during infancy, where breastfeeding adds to PFAS exposures. Of 490 members of a Faroese birth cohort, 275 and 349 participated in clinical examinations and provided blood samples at ages 18 months and 5 years. PFAS concentrations were measured at birth and at the clinical examinations. Using information on duration of breastfeeding, serum-PFAS concentration profiles during infancy were estimated...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
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