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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142997/advanced-smart-photosensitizers-for-more-effective-cancer-treatment
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Wooram Park, Soojeong Cho, Jieun Han, Heejun Shin, Kun Na, Byeongdu Lee, Dong-Hyun Kim
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) based upon the use of light and photosensitizers (PSs) has been used as a novel treatment approach for a variety of tumors. It, however, has several major limitations in the clinic: poor water solubility, long-term phototoxicity, low tumor targeting efficacy, and limited light penetration. With advances in nanotechnology, materials science, and clinical interventional imaging procedures, various smart-PSs have been developed for improving their cancer-therapeutic efficacy while reducing the adverse effects...
November 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138199/electrosclerotherapy-for-capillary-malformations-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-within-patient-controlled-pilot-trial
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Sophie E R Horbach, Albert Wolkerstorfer, Daniel Martijn de Bruin, Chantal M A M van der Horst
INTRODUCTION: The current state-of-the-art treatment modality for hypertrophic capillary malformations (CMs), laser therapy, has a considerable rate of non-responders and recurrence. Intralesional bleomycin injections (or 'sclerotherapy') are commonly used to treat venous and lymphatic malformations with an excellent effect, but these intravascular injections are not possible in CMs due to the small diameter of the vessels. Electroporation-an electric field applied to the tissue-could increase the permeability of endothelial cells, which could theoretically facilitate targeted localised bleomycin delivery...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135584/concomitant-medication-polypharmacy-interactions-and-imperfect-adherence-are-common-in-australian-adults-on-suppressive-art
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Krista J Siefried, Limin Mao, Lucette A Cysique, John Rule, Michelle L Giles, Don E Smith, James Mcmahon, Tim R Read, Catriona Ooi, Ban K Tee, Mark Bloch, John de Wit, Andrew Carr
OBJECTIVES: We quantified concomitant medication (CM) polypharmacy, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) interactions, adverse effects and adherence in Australian adults on effective ART. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Patients recruited into a nation-wide cohort and assessed for prevalence and type of CM (including polypharmacy, defined as ≥5 CMs), PK or PD interactions, potential CM adverse effects and CM adherence. Factors associated with CM polypharmacy and with imperfect adherence were identified using multivariable logistic regression...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122635/nosocomial-proton-pump-inhibitor-administration-and-the-impact-on-hospital-acquired-clostridium-difficile-infection-development-evidence-and-possible-mechanism
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Eric Wombwell, Megan E Chittum, Kayla R Leeser
The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection continues to rise globally. Particularly concerning are hospital-acquired cases which attribute significant morbidity, mortality, and expenditures to the healthcare system. Proton pump inhibitors which are widely prescribed and generally considered to have minimal adverse effects, have recently come under scrutiny for positive associations with C. difficile infection development. This article will specifically review the current state of evidence demonstrating a positive association between nosocomial proton pump inhibitor administration and the incidence of hospital-acquired C...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112066/emulating-a-target-trial-of-antiretroviral-therapy-regimens-started-before-conception-and-risk-of-adverse-birth-outcomes
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Ellen C Caniglia, Rebecca Zash, Denise L Jacobson, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Shahin Lockman, Jennifer Chen, Mompati Mmalane, Joseph Makhema, Miguel A Hernán, Roger L Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of pre-conception initiation of zidovudine, lamivudine, nevirapine (ZDV/3TC/NVP) versus tenofovir, emtricitabine, efavirenz (TDF/FTC/EFV) on adverse birth outcomes. DESIGN: Emulation of a hypothetical (target) trial using a birth surveillance study in Botswana during an era of CD4-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. METHODS: In women who initiated ART < 3 years from HIV diagnosis, conceived 0...
November 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105512/changes-in-the-metabolome-and-microrna-levels-in-biological-fluids-might-represent-biomarkers-of-neurotoxicity-a-trimethyltin-study
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Syed Z Imam, Zhen He, Elvis Cuevas, Hector Rosas-Hernandez, Susan M Lantz, Sumit Sarkar, James Raymick, Bonnie Robinson, Joseph P Hanig, David Herr, Denise MacMillan, Aaron Smith, Serguei Liachenko, Sherry Ferguson, James O'Callaghan, Diane Miller, Christopher Somps, Ingrid D Pardo, William Slikker, Jennifer B Pierson, Ruth Roberts, Binsheng Gong, Weida Tong, Michael Aschner, Mary J Kallman, David Calligaro, Merle G Paule
Neurotoxicity has been linked with exposure to a number of common drugs and chemicals, yet efficient, accurate, and minimally invasive methods to detect it are lacking. Fluid-based biomarkers such as those found in serum, plasma, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid have great potential due to the relative ease of sampling but at present, data on their expression and translation are lacking or inconsistent. In this pilot study using a trimethyl tin rat model of central nervous system toxicity, we have applied state-of-the-art assessment techniques to identify potential individual biomarkers and patterns of biomarkers in serum, plasma, urine or cerebral spinal fluid that may be indicative of nerve cell damage and degeneration...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105160/strength-in-amalgamation-newer-combination-agents-for-hiv-and-implications-for-practice
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Christopher McCoy, Melissa Badowski, Elizabeth Sherman, Rustin Crutchley, Ethan Smith, Daniel B Chastain
Antiretroviral (ART) therapy for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has undergone significant changes over the past 30 years. Many single tablet regimens (STR), including newer fixed dose combination (FDC) tablets, are available, offering patients several options for choosing a treatment regimen that works best for them. Given these changes, patients are more likely to adhere to treatment, achieve better clinical outcomes, and experience both fewer side effects and drug-drug interactions...
November 3, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103826/impact-of-dose-intensified-salvage-radiation-therapy-on-urinary-continence-recovery-after-radical-prostatectomy-results-of-the-randomized-trial-sakk-09-10
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Pirus Ghadjar, Stefanie Hayoz, Jürg Bernhard, Daniel R Zwahlen, Jürgen Stein, Tobias Hölscher, Philipp Gut, Bülent Polat, Guido Hildebrandt, Arndt-Christian Müller, Paul Martin Putora, Alexandros Papachristofilou, Corinne Schär, Alan Dal Pra, Christine Biaggi Rudolf, Peter Wust, Daniel M Aebersold, George N Thalmann
INTRODUCTION: Adjuvant radiation therapy (aRT) after radical prostatectomy (RP) is associated with impaired urinary continence recovery as compared to surveillance. Less is known regarding the effect of salvage radiation therapy (sRT) dose intensification on continence outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urinary continence recovery was investigated within a multicentre randomized trial in biochemically recurrent prostate cancer patients who received either 64 Gy (32 fractions) or 70 Gy (35 fractions) sRT...
November 3, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081045/association-between-perceived-discrimination-in-healthcare-settings-and-hiv-medication-adherence-mediating-psychosocial-mechanisms
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Bulent Turan, Anna Joy Rogers, Whitney S Rice, Ghislaine C Atkins, Mardge H Cohen, Tracey E Wilson, Adaora A Adimora, Daniel Merenstein, Adebola Adedimeji, Eryka L Wentz, Igho Ofotokun, Lisa Metsch, Phyllis C Tien, Mallory O Johnson, Janet M Turan, Sheri D Weiser
There is insufficient research on the impact of perceived discrimination in healthcare settings on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), particularly among women living with HIV, and even less is known about psychosocial mechanisms that may mediate this association. Cross-sectional analyses were conducted in a sample of 1356 diverse women living with HIV enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a multi-center cohort study. Indirect effects analysis with bootstrapping was used to examine the potential mediating roles of internalized stigma and depressive symptoms in the association between perceived discrimination in healthcare settings and ART adherence...
October 28, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077847/drug-drug-interaction-extraction-via-hierarchical-rnns-on-sequence-and-shortest-dependency-paths
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Yijia Zhang, Wei Zheng, Hongfei Lin, Jian Wang, Zhihao Yang, Michel Dumontier
Motivation: Adverse events resulting from drug-drug interactions (DDI) pose a serious health issue. The ability to automatically extract DDIs described in the biomedical literature could further efforts for ongoing pharmacovigilance. Most of neural networks-based methods typically focus on sentence sequence to identify these DDIs, however the shortest dependency path (SDP) between the two entities contains valuable syntactic and semantic information. Effectively exploiting such information may improve DDI extraction...
October 25, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067253/evidence-based-review-of-statin-use-in-patients-with-hiv-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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REVIEW
Daniel B Chastain, Kayla R Stover, Daniel M Riche
INTRODUCTION: As a result of improved safe and effective therapeutic options for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), life expectancy of those living with HIV is increasing leading to new challenges (e.g., management of chronic diseases). Some chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease [CVD]), are up to two times more prevalent in patients with HIV. Statins are a mainstay of therapy for prevention of CVD; but, clinicians should be aware that not all statins are appropriate for use in the HIV population, especially those receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067240/benign-thyroid-disease-in-pregnancy-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Efterpi Tingi, Akheel A Syed, Alexis Kyriacou, George Mastorakos, Angelos Kyriacou
Thyroid dysfunction is the commonest endocrine disorder in pregnancy apart from diabetes. Thyroid hormones are essential for fetal brain development in the embryonic phase. Maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy may have significant adverse maternal and fetal outcomes such as preterm delivery, preeclampsia, miscarriage and low birth weight. In this review we discuss the effect of thyroid disease on pregnancy and the current evidence on the management of different thyroid conditions in pregnancy and postpartum to improve fetal and neonatal outcomes, with special reference to existing guidelines on the topic which we dissect, critique and compare with each other...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065149/outcomes-of-an-hiv-cohort-after-a-decade-of-comprehensive-care-at-newlands-clinic-in-harare-zimbabwe-tenart-cohort
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Tinei Shamu, Cleophas Chimbetete, Sandra Shawarira-Bote, Tinashe Mudzviti, Ruedi Luthy
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term outcomes of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa are few. We describe outcomes of patients commenced on ART at Newlands Clinic between 2004 and 2006 after ≥10 years of comprehensive care including, psychosocial, adherence and food support. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patient data from an electronic medical record collected during routine care were analysed. We describe baseline characteristics, virological and clinical outcomes, attrition rates, and treatment adverse effects until November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062860/in-utero-art-exposure-and-birth-and-early-growth-outcomes-among-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants-attending-immunization-services-results-from-national-pmtct-surveillance-south-africa
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Vundli Ramokolo, Ameena E Goga, Carl Lombard, Tanya Doherty, Debra J Jackson, Ingunn Ms Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Despite the recognized benefit of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for preventing and treating HIV, some studies have reported adverse birth outcomes with in utero ART exposure. We evaluated the effect of infant in utero HIV and ART exposure on preterm delivery (PTD), low birth weight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA), and underweight for age (UFA) at 6 weeks. METHODS: We surveyed 6179 HIV-unexposed-uninfected (HUU) and 2599 HIV-exposed-uninfected (HEU) infants...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061778/anticancer-activity-of-artemisinin-and-its-derivatives
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REVIEW
Silvia Slezakova, Jana Ruda-Kucerova
Artemisinin is an extract from the plant Artemisia annua. With its semi-synthetic derivatives, they form a group of well-known and efficacious antimalarial drugs. Recent studies have documented the potential anticancer effect of artemisinin and its derivatives (ARTs). This review summarizes results of preclinical studies, documenting mechanisms of anticancer actions of ARTs and clinical studies focused mainly on efficacy, safety and dose-ranging of ARTs as anticancer chemotherapeutics. The main mechanisms of action of ARTs is the production of reactive oxygen species, inhibition of cell cycle in G0/G1 phase, induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis...
November 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058218/ontology-based-vaccine-adverse-event-representation-and-analysis
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Jiangan Xie, Yongqun He
Vaccine is the one of the greatest inventions of modern medicine that has contributed most to the relief of human misery and the exciting increase in life expectancy. In 1796, an English country physician, Edward Jenner, discovered that inoculating mankind with cowpox can protect them from smallpox (Riedel S, Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center) 18(1):21, 2005). Based on the vaccination worldwide, we finally succeeded in the eradication of smallpox in 1977 (Henderson, Vaccine 29:D7-D9, 2011)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048352/effects-of-short-term-probiotic-ingestion-on-immune-profiles-and-microbial-translocation-among-hiv-1-infected-vietnamese-children
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Azumi Ishizaki, Xiuqiong Bi, Lam Van Nguyen, Kazunori Matsuda, Hung Viet Pham, Chung Thi Thu Phan, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Hiroshi Ichimura
Here, we investigated the effects of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota (LcS) on immune profiles and intestinal microbial translocation among children infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This prospective study included 60 HIV-infected children-including 31 without antiretroviral therapy (ART) (HIV(+)) and 29 who received ART for a median of 3.5 years (ART(+)) and 20 children without HIV infection (HIV(-)). Participants were recruited in Vietnam. All children were given fermented milk containing LcS (6...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040537/chromosomal-abnormalities-in-1663-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-the-clinical-consequences
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R B Donker, V Vloeberghs, H Groen, H Tournaye, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, J A Land
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermic men and what are the clinical consequences in terms of increased risk for absent spermatogenesis, miscarriages and offspring with congenital malformations? SUMMARY ANSWER: The prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermia was 14.4%, and the number of azoospermic men needed to be screened (NNS) to identify one man with a chromosomal abnormality with increased risk for absence of spermatogenesis was 72, to prevent one miscarriage 370-739 and to prevent one child with congenital malformations 4751-23 757...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040334/advanced-maternal-age-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Samantha C Lean, Hayley Derricott, Rebecca L Jones, Alexander E P Heazell
BACKGROUND: Advanced maternal age (AMA; ≥35 years) is an increasing trend and is reported to be associated with various pregnancy complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of stillbirth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women of AMA. SEARCH STRATEGY: Embase, Medline (Ovid), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ClinicalTrials.gov, LILACS and conference proceedings were searched from ≥2000. SELECTION CRITERIA: Cohort and case-control studies reporting data on one or more co-primary outcomes (stillbirth or fetal growth restriction (FGR)) and/or secondary outcomes in mothers ≥35 years and <35 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034142/epidemiologic-approaches-for-studying-assisted-reproductive-technologies-design-methods-analysis-and-interpretation
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Carmen Messerlian, Audrey J Gaskins
PURPOSE: While considerable progress has been made since the advent of assisted reproductive technology (ART), the field remains a complex and challenging one for clinicians and researchers alike. This review discusses some of the most salient issues pertaining to the study of ART and whenever possible suggestions on how to address them. RECENT FINDINGS: More than 5 million babies have been born through ART to date, representing up to 4% of all births worldwide...
June 2017: Current Epidemiology Reports
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