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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100115/paternal-age-is-not-associated-with-pregnancy-outcomes-after-single-thawed-euploid-blastocyst-transfer
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Ashley W Tiegs, Nidhee M Sachdev, Jamie A Grifo, David H McCulloh, Frederick Licciardi
Although controversial, increasing paternal age has been shown to negatively affect assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes and success rates. Most studies investigating the effect of paternal age on ART outcomes use a donor oocyte model to minimize maternal aneuploidy contribution. This study sought to determine whether increasing paternal age is associated with adverse in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes when aneuploidy is minimized using preimplantation genetic screening. There were 573 single thawed euploid embryo transfers from 473 patients undergoing oocyte donor and autologous IVF cycles...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097444/obstetric-outcome-of-vanishing-twins-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ling Sun, Ling X Jiang, Heng Z Chen
PURPOSE: Due to the high number of multiple embryo transfers into the uterus performed in assisted reproductive technology treatment (ART), the incidences of twin pregnancy and of vanishing twin syndrome (VTS) are correspondingly high. A number of studies have described the obstetric outcomes of the remaining fetus produced after the other twin had vanished compared with a singleton at the start following ART, but the results are mixed and contradictory. We performed a systematic review of the existing studies to explore the actual obstetric outcome of VTS to allow physicians to adequately advise their patients...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093980/emerging-advances-in-nanomedicine-as-a-nanoscale-pharmacotherapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-state-of-the-art
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Mahfoozur Rahman, Gajanand Sharma, Kanika Thakur, Firoz Anwar, O P Katare, Vijay G Goni, Vikas Kumar, Mazin A Zamzami, Sohail Akhter
There are several significant setbacks including limited bioavailability, high clearance, and further current therapies require higher and frequent dosing to gain desired therapeutic effects. Nanomedicines have been widely investigated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though, higher doses also increase the incidence of dreadful adverse effects. Further, nanocarrier properties are tuned by the use of different approaches like varied methods of loading, hydrophilic polymers and targeting ligands, to change the physicochemical properties including higher encapsulation, better penetrating ability to biological barriers, thus preventing the uptake of various nanocarriers by liver and spleen...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060017/determinants-of-virological-outcome-and-adverse-events-in-african-children-treated-with-paediatric-nevirapine-fixed-dose-combination-tablets
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Andrzej Bienczak, Paolo Denti, Adrian Cook, Lubbe Wiesner, Veronica Mulenga, Cissy Kityo, Addy Kekitiinwa, Diana M Gibb, David Burger, A Sarah Walker, Helen Mcilleron
BACKGROUND: Nevirapine is the only non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor currently available as a paediatric fixed-dose combination tablet and is widely used in African children. Nonetheless, the number of investigations into pharmacokinetic determinants of virological suppression in African children is limited and the predictive power of the current therapeutic range was never evaluated in this population, thereby limiting treatment optimisation. METHODS: We analysed data from 322 African children (aged 0...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045554/an-aerobic-exercise-program-for-young-people-with-cerebral-palsy-in-specialist-schools-a-phase-i-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stacey L Cleary, Nicholas F Taylor, Karen J Dodd, Nora Shields
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, adherence, and estimates of effect of an aerobic exercise program in specialist schools for young people with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Nineteen students with cerebral palsy were randomly allocated to an intervention group who completed an aerobic exercise program (27 sessions over nine weeks) or a control group who completed social/art activities over the same time. RESULTS: There were no serious adverse events and the exercise program was completed with high rates of attendance (77%) and adherence to target heart rate zones (79%)...
January 3, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045493/inhalation-and-oropharyngeal-aspiration-exposure-to-rod-like-carbon-nanotubes-induce-similar-airway-inflammation-and-biological-responses-in-mouse-lungs
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Pia Kinaret, Marit Ilves, Vittorio Fortino, Elina Rydman, Piia Karisola, Anna Lähde, Joonas Koivisto, Jorma Jokiniemi, Henrik Wolff, Kai Savolainen, Dario Greco, Harri Alenius
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have the potential to great impact on technological and industrial progress, but their production and use may, in some cases, cause serious health problems. Certain rod-shaped multi-walled CNT (rCNT) can, in fact, induce severe asbestos-like pathogenicity in mice, including granuloma formation, fibrosis and even cancer. Evaluating the comparability between alternative hazard assessment methods is needed to ensure fast and reliable evaluation of the potentially adverse effects of these materials...
January 3, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043526/hiv-and-tuberculosis-trends-and-survival-of-coinfection-in-a-referral-center-in-tehran-a-12-year-study
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Parvaneh Baghaei, Payam Tabarsi, Syna Jabehdari, Majid Marjani, Afshin Moniri, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The risk of mortality and morbidity among tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfected patients is significantly higher than that of patients infected with TB alone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival of TB-HIV patients in a TB-referral center during a 10-year follow-up. METHODS: All TB-HIV patients in our referral center were enrolled in the study from 2003 to 2014, and patients were divided into two groups: HIV-TB patients without a history of TB treatment (new cases of TB) and HIV-TB patients with a history of TB treatment...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028587/safety-of-zidovudine-lamivudine-scored-tablets-in-children-with-hiv-infection-in-europe-and-thailand
#8
Ali Judd
BACKGROUND: Zidovudine (ZDV) has been associated with risk of haematological toxicity. Safety data from clinical trials is generally limited to 48 weeks. We assessed the short- and mid-term toxicity of ZDV/lamivudine (3TC) fixed-dose combination scored tablets in HIV-infected children followed in the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) network. METHODS: Fourteen cohorts provided data on patients <18 years of age taking ZDV/3TC scored tablets between 2008 and 2012...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025025/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-finerenone-versus-placebo-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-diabetic-nephropathy
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Shigehiro Katayama, Daishiro Yamada, Mikihiro Nakayama, Takashi Yamada, Masafumi Myoishi, Masaharu Kato, Christina Nowack, Peter Kolkhof, Yoshimitsu Yamasaki
AIMS: Finerenone (BAY 94-8862) is a novel non-steroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of seven once-daily oral doses of finerenone (1.25-20mg) and placebo in 96 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic nephropathy (DN) receiving a RAS blocker. METHODS: ARTS-DN Japan was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2b study. RESULTS: Analysis of the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) at day 90 relative to baseline indicated a nominally significant effect of finerenone...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004921/streamlining-the-design-to-build-transition-with-build-optimization-software-tools
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Ernst Oberortner, Jan-Fang Cheng, Nathan J Hillson, Samuel Deutsch
Scaling-up capabilities for the design, build, and test of synthetic biology constructs holds great promise for the development of new applications in fuels, chemical production, or cellular-behavior engineering. Construct design is an essential component in this process; however, not every designed DNA sequence can be readily manufactured, even using state-of-the-art DNA synthesis methods. Current biological computer-aided design and manufacture tools (bioCAD/CAM) do not adequately consider the limitations of DNA synthesis technologies when generating their outputs...
December 22, 2016: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999054/effects-of-isoniazid-resistance-on-tb-treatment-outcomes-under-programmatic-conditions-in-a-high-tb-and-hiv-setting-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Tumaini J Nagu, Said Aboud, Mecky I Matee, Markus J Maeurer, Wafaie W Fawzi, Ferdinand Mugusi
OBJECTIVES: The scale and impact of background isoniazid resistance in TB- and HIV-endemic countries requires definition to improve treatment success and guide the scale-up of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT). We describe the effects of isoniazid resistance on TB treatment outcomes among patients with or without HIV infection in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS: A multicentre, prospective observational study was conducted among TB patients commencing WHO-recommended first-line TB treatment...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999017/efficacy-and-tolerance-of-dolutegravir-based-combined-art-in-perinatally-hiv-1-infected-adolescents-a-french-multicentre-retrospective-study
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Coralie Briand, Catherine Dollfus, Albert Faye, Elie Kantor, Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, Marion Caseris, Diane Descamps, Véronique Schneider, Marie-Dominique Tabone, Geneviève Vaudre, Florence Veber, Stéphane Blanche, Pierre Frange
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of a dolutegravir-based regimen in perinatally HIV-1-infected adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicentre study of 50 adolescents beginning dolutegravir-based treatment regimens between January 2014 and December 2015. Clinical and biological data collected before and after dolutegravir initiation were analysed. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients achieving a plasma viral load (PVL) <50 copies/mL within 3 months of dolutegravir initiation (for patients with detectable viraemia at baseline) and maintaining virological suppression (PVL <50 copies/mL) until the last follow-up visit (for all patients)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959728/effect-of-hiv-antibody-vrc01-on-viral-rebound-after-treatment-interruption
#13
MULTICENTER STUDY
Katharine J Bar, Michael C Sneller, Linda J Harrison, J Shawn Justement, Edgar T Overton, Mary E Petrone, D Brenda Salantes, Catherine A Seamon, Benjamin Scheinfeld, Richard W Kwan, Gerald H Learn, Michael A Proschan, Edward F Kreider, Jana Blazkova, Mark Bardsley, Eric W Refsland, Michael Messer, Katherine E Clarridge, Nancy B Tustin, Patrick J Madden, KaSaundra Oden, Sijy J O'Dell, Bernadette Jarocki, Andrea R Shiakolas, Randall L Tressler, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Robert T Bailer, Julie E Ledgerwood, Edmund V Capparelli, Rebecca M Lynch, Barney S Graham, Susan Moir, Richard A Koup, John R Mascola, James A Hoxie, Anthony S Fauci, Pablo Tebas, Tae-Wook Chun
Background The discovery of potent and broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has made passive immunization a potential strategy for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. We sought to determine whether passive administration of VRC01, a bNAb targeting the HIV CD4-binding site, can safely prevent or delay plasma viral rebound after the discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods We conducted two open-label trials (AIDS Clinical Trials Group [ACTG] A5340 and National Institutes of Health [NIH] 15-I-0140) of the safety, side-effect profile, pharmacokinetic properties, and antiviral activity of VRC01 in persons with HIV infection who were undergoing interruption of ART...
November 24, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943261/efavirenz-or-nevirapine-in-three-drug-combination-therapy-with-two-nucleoside-or-nucleotide-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-for-initial-treatment-of-hiv-infection-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-individuals
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REVIEW
Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Sara Mursleen, James H Irlam, Alicen B Spaulding, George W Rutherford, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) has reduced the morbidity and mortality due to HIV infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) ART guidelines focus on three classes of antiretroviral drugs, namely nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) and protease inhibitors. Two of the most common medications given as first-line treatment are the NNRTIs, efavirenz (EFV) and nevirapine (NVP)...
10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942354/heart-failure-diagnosis-severity-estimation-and-prediction-of-adverse-events-through-machine-learning-techniques
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REVIEW
Evanthia E Tripoliti, Theofilos G Papadopoulos, Georgia S Karanasiou, Katerina K Naka, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
Heart failure is a serious condition with high prevalence (about 2% in the adult population in developed countries, and more than 8% in patients older than 75 years). About 3-5% of hospital admissions are linked with heart failure incidents. Heart failure is the first cause of admission by healthcare professionals in their clinical practice. The costs are very high, reaching up to 2% of the total health costs in the developed countries. Building an effective disease management strategy requires analysis of large amount of data, early detection of the disease, assessment of the severity and early prediction of adverse events...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923644/s-and-n-alkylating-agents-diminish-the-fluorescence-of-fluorescent-dye-stained-dna
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Robert Giesche, Harald John, Kai Kehe, Annette Schmidt, Tanja Popp, Frank Balzuweit, Horst Thiermann, Thomas Gudermann, Dirk Steinritz
Sulfur mustard (SM), a chemical warfare agent, causes DNA alkylation, which is believed to be the main cause of its toxicity. SM DNA adducts are commonly used to verify exposure to this vesicant. However, the required analytical state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry methods are complex, use delicate instruments, are not mobile, and require laboratory infrastructure that is most likely not available in conflict zones. Attempts have thus been made to develop rapid detection methods that can be used in the field...
January 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906037/integrated-therapy-for-hiv-and-cryptococcosis
#17
REVIEW
Sirawat Srichatrapimuk, Somnuek Sungkanuparph
Cryptococcosis has been one of the most common opportunistic infections and causes of mortality among HIV-infected patients, especially in resource-limited countries. Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common form of cryptococcosis. Laboratory diagnosis of cryptococcosis includes direct microscopic examination, isolation of Cryptococcus from a clinical specimen, and detection of cryptococcal antigen. Without appropriate treatment, cryptococcosis is fatal. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to treatment success...
November 29, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901279/dopamine-agonists-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Huilin Tang, Selma Mourad, Suo-Di Zhai, Roger J Hart
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially serious complication of ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction technology (ART). It is characterised by enlarged ovaries and an acute fluid shift from the intravascular space to the third space, resulting in bloating, increased risk of venous thromboembolism and decreased organ perfusion. Most cases are mild, but forms of moderate or severe OHSS appear in 3% to 8% of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles. The dopamine agonist cabergoline was introduced as a secondary prevention intervention for OHSS in women at high risk of OHSS undergoing ART treatment...
30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864000/timing-of-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Olalekan A Uthman, Jean B Nachega, Jean Anderson, Steve Kanters, Edward J Mills, Françoise Renaud, Shaffiq Essajee, Meg C Doherty, Lynne M Mofenson
BACKGROUND: Although lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all individuals with HIV, few data exist for pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiation before conception. We assessed adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiated before conception compared with that of ART started after conception. METHODS: We did a systematic review of studies from low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, LILACS, MEDLINE, Toxline, Web of Knowledge, and WHO Global Index Medicus and trials in progress (International Clinical Trials Registry Platform) for randomised trials, quasi-randomised trials, and prospective cohort studies done between Jan 1, 1980, and June 1, 2016, in which timing of ART initiation in pregnant women living with HIV was reported...
January 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861784/focus-on-cannabinoids-and-synthetic-cannabinoids
#20
R Le Boisselier, J Alexandre, V Lelong-Boulouard, D Debruyne
The recent emergence of a multitude of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) has generated a wealth of new information, suggesting the usefulness of state-of-the-art on lato sensu cannabinoids. By modulating a plurality of neurotransmission pathways, the endocannabinoid system is involved in many physiological processes that are increasingly explored. SCs desired and adverse effects are considered to be more intense than those observed with cannabis smoking, which is partly explained by the full agonist activity and higher affinity for cannabinoid receptors...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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